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a growing number of americans can relate to that famous ray charles song as a their bills pile up. >> the average american family is in debt by $109,000 and that's not even counting the mortgage. linzie janis looks at how to tip the budget from the red to the black.
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>> hello. you must be eddie and amber. >> reporter: you must be amber. amber and eddie are drowning in debt. >> we always seem to be in a pinch. >> reporter: a regular family. he's a lawyer and she's a physician's assistant. they owe just over $120,000 in bills. >> when we got married we came into the marriage with debt and then we had kids. >> all out the window. >> reporter: but there is a way out. step one is stop the bleeding. americans rack up over $22 billion a year in late fees and penalties. to help with this, tip number one, try a free bill tracking service like check and never pay a late fee again. they monitor your bills, know when they are due and allow you to schedule automatic payments. >> ready? >> let's do it. >> reporter: to tackle the mays' existing mountain of debt we brought them in for a special one on one interview. >> it's "the dave ramsey show." that's good. >> reporter: with powerhouse
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finance guru dave ramsey. >> good to see you. have a seat. >> reporter: tip two, cut out the credit cards. >> we are doing the famous dave ramsey plastectomy. >> reporter: tip three, make a written family budget. only one in three americans have one. >> when you agree on your spending, you pinky swear and spit shake. this is a contract between the two of you. >> reporter: what are the kind of sacrifices they will have to make. >> you probably won't see the inside of a restaurant for a long time unless you are working there. >> reporter: tip four, dave's magic rule, pay off debt using what he calls the snowball method. >> we will list the debts smallest to largest. pay minimum payments on everything but the little one. attack the little with a vengeance. i say to pay off the littlest one first because it is a light at the end of the tunnel that is not a train. >> reporter: if they stick to the plan they can pay off
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$120,000 of debt in 36 months. >> if you live like no one else, later you can live, give like no one else. you pay a price and it sets you free. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, nashville. >> proud of you. >> this is amazing. their story is only one. the story of that family drums all over the country. >> absolutely. >> it's amazing the amount of people that owe a lot of money. it's all of us. $15,000 is the average people owe for credit cards. $30,000 for auto loans and by the way, household average income $52,000. >> listen to this stat. only 59% of americans have at least $500 in their bank account. >> that's peanuts. >> basically like a hand-to-mouth situation for the vast majority of americans. >> paycheck to paycheck for just about everybody. >> wow. coming up, could there be a ceasefire in music's first family. days after this video was
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released, jay-z allegedly attacked by his sister-in-law solange. the two were spotted shopping together. secrets from another first family. the true feelings jackie kennedy revealed decades ago to an irish priest that are just now surfacing. you are watching abc's "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ family strife seems to have been smoothed over on the surface between jay-z and his sister-in-law solange. >> the fans stunned over her elevator attack on the rapper caught on surveillance video. could there be a sign of a ceasefire? here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: with theories swirling like mad about what provoked beyonce's sister solange to attack her brother-in-law in an elevator is music's first family trying to change the narrative.
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according to tmz who broke the story, jay-z and solange were seen jewelry shopping in manhattan. sources say they left without buying anything but showed no signs of tension. it is a very far crew from the dueling duo seen here in the video that launched a thousand theories. the music industry titan -- dressed to the nines for a met gala after party until something happened that clearly sent solange into a fury. >> what appears to have happened is solange takes off and starts to beat on jay-z. jay-z's security guards hold her, the elevator opens and they all go their own ways. very bizarre. >> reporter: solange is not known for stepping into her sister's spotlight. she's an indy darling who carefully cultivated her distinct career with hits like "losing you." sticking to a separate scene
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than the pop princess queen bey. even her fashion choices go against the grain. her colorful style may land her on "vogue's" best dressed list but she does it her own way, choosing sexy over safe. now the two sisters who grew up close are facing an onslaught of rumors about the real story behind the fight. >> beyonce and solange are really close. up until this point we haven't seen any altercations. they have always defended each other with the media. this is interesting between solange and jay-z. we don't know exactly what the situation is. >> is it sibling rivalry or something more? some are reading the tea leaves into beyonce's song "jealous." ♪ don't be jealous >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i don't think we will ever, ever know. >> i think you are right. one of those things we are not going to know 30 years from now. somebody will write a tell-all book. >> maybe. coming up we will check out "the mix." >> we'll be right back with
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all right. time for "the mix." we see a lot of dog videos. this is priceless. the pet owner is trying to teach her two dogs, which look like two pit bulls and a chihuahua, a terrier mix, i'm told. leave it, leave it. nice sausages there. leave it, leave it. watch what happens when she says okay. >> okay. >> the two bigs are slow on the draw on the second part of the command. they are still learning the okay part. the chihuahua gets it right away. >> the chihuahua was casing the joint. you can see his eyes. looking at his brothers. like mine. >> looking at the owner -- >> they are like, wait a second, did she say okay. in the meanwhile he's in the next county. >> cute.
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moving on to this. a reunion story that is for the fairytale books. this is a cat that went missing during the earthquake and tsunami that hit japan in 2011. a cat goes missing. three years later reunited with his owners. >> that's awesome. >> isn't that an incredible story. a couple happened to be walking in a nearby town where he went missing. they found him curled up under a tree. they took him to a local health center. there was a collar, kind of faded. they looked at the faded letters and found the phone number next to the last name and they were reunited. the couple that owned him burst into tears when they found out. >> terrific. this is a restaurant in canada. mother's day brunch. family goes out with the kids. they get the bill. check out the bill. nothing interesting about it. here it says well behaved kids discount minus $5.
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it was a mother's day brunch. very interesting. they posted it and it sparked a big discussion from restaurants in cities around the world. should well behaved kids get a discount? >> yes, they should. >> i think if you want kids to behave, penalize them for bad behavior, rather than discount them for good behavior. >> you are penalizing the parents. >> you have two boys. >> no way i can go to that restaurant because they would penalize us for the behavior. so no discount for us. >> no soup for you. these are famous faces on a pizza. a bunch of pizzas. this is the chef and owner of a sflaunt scotland. that was madonna. this is jay-z and coming up in rihanna. this is nothing crazy here. all he does is meticulous layering of sauces and cheeses as he draws it. >> amazing. >> incredible. that's all cheese and sauce. >> i will have a rihanna with extra sauce and cheese.
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this morning on "world news now," high alert. winds, heat and dry conditions are dealing a triple threat to firefighters in california. thousands were forced to flee their homes. the latest on the dangerous wildfires ahead. war of words. a well-known republican strategist suggests that hillary clinton had brain damage. now her camp is coming out swinging. private moments. newly revealed letters offer insight into jackie kennedy's fears and struggles. what she said about her husband's ambition and infidelity. breaking news from los angeles, police are investigating justin bieber with attempted robbery. what the alleged victim said he did right in front of a little girl. the details ahead in "the skinny" on this wednesday, may 14th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning.
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we begin with those dangerous wildfires burning in southern california. 1,200 homes and businesses have been evacuated in santa barbara county. >> in san diego, residents have started to go back home after being ordered out earlier in the day. the record heat fueling the flames not expected to break until later week. cecilia vega is on the fire lines. >> reporter: what started as a brushfire in san diego is a wildfire burning out of control. more than 700 acres torched so far. >> my sister got everybody out. then we came back for the dogs and a couple of things. >> reporter: firefighters battling it on the ground as homeowners use garden hoses to keep it at bay. >> it is unusual in may to have wind-driven fires like that that prove to be such a challenge to contain. >> reporter: with extremely dry conditions, triple-digit temperatures and heavy winds, california is bracing for dangers. >> we staffed additional resources in the high hazard areas. >> reporter: san francisco, los angeles and long beach, all in
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the midst of a heat wave that could shatter records. it's the wind that can be a firefighter's worst enemy and the wind is not cooperating. this gauge telling me these numbers quickly climbing, reaching up to 50 miles an hour in some places. red flag warnings in effect for more than 15 million people. the potential for fire so high firefighters in southern california are closing some roads to traffic to make way for trucks. it's not just california. hundreds of people in fritch, texas, are still evacuated after a wildfire there burned more than 90 homes. these cal fire crews called in from hundreds of miles away ready to jump into action at a moment's notice. what they need most here and around the west is rain. >> our thanks to cecilia vega reporting from southern california. >> she mentioned fire crews will get no help from the weather. accu-weather's jim dickey has the details. good morning, john and diana. temperatures continue to soar along the west coast. many spots will challenge
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records once again. that includes fresno, climbing well into the triple-digits. l.a. breaking a new record. goes for san diego, too. all the way north to san francisco where we will near 90 degrees. with this, the santa ana winds continue. high fire danger continues. dry with gusty winds and any fire that does form will be able to spread quickly. john and diana, back to you. >> jim, thank you. a travel nightmare for thousands of people trying to get in and out of chicago. more than 1,100 flights were cancelled at o'hare and midway airports yesterday after an electrical problem caused smoke to fill a regional radar center. some passengers were stuck in long lines trying to rebook and incoming flights had to be diverted. a jetway collapse at seatac airport in washington state as passengers were getting off a southwest airlines flight there. officials say mechanical failure caused the walkway to the drop six to eight feet. no one was hurt thanks to a backup system that made it fall slowly.
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a stairway was brought for the rest of the passengers to exit. american surveillance planes are in the air over nigeria joining the search for more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. abc's hamish mcdonald has the latest from nigeria. >> reporter: u.s. forces are peering down from surveillance aircraft like this, scouring remote and rugged areas the size of new england in search of the missing girls. the plane is equipped with powerful cameras that give realtime images of the ground as far away as 35,000 feet with this kind of detail. officials can also monitor phone calls below. abc news learned a long-range u.s. drone has also joined the search. this is urgent work for the parents of the missing who have positively identified at least 50 of the girls in this latest video. for all of the attention they have generated it is only now, a full month after the abduction they have what they want, the support of the international community and the full attention
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of their own government. one of america's top commanders here for a scheduled trip has reviewed the search efforts led by a team of experts. the next step is talks. nigeria's government is in contact with boko haram, the violent extremist group behind the kidnapping. for all the effort, all the support and worry, these tiny face are still in grave danger. hamish mcdonald, abc news, nigeria. >> the head of the cia is sharing his thoughts on a range of issues involving u.s. intelligence. cia director john brennan sat down for an exclusive interview with our sister network fusion and he told jorge ramos young people who believe edward snowden did something right don't understand the complications of it. >> i think i am, first of all, outraged that there are individuals who decided to take it upon themselves to reveal some of the very, very important capabilities that this country has in place to keep americans
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safe. so what mr. snowden or others have done to violate their oath which is to do everything possible to keep americans safe from harm, truly has undermined our ability to fulfill our responsibilities. >> brennan also discussed the benghazi attack, al qaeda and the conflict in ukraine. you can catch the interview on fusion.net. the death toll of that mine accident in turkey is expected to rise as rescuers struggle to reach workers still trapped. more than 200 people have been confirmed dead and at least that many are still under ground. some of the miners are 500 yards deep inside, and rescue efforts are reaching a critical stage. the west virginia coal mine where two workers died monday night has one of the worst safety records in the country. the mine was cited for 250 safety violations over the past year including more than 30 for showing high or reckless
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disregard for miners' health and safety. investigators are trying to determine if any violations led to monday's accident. the political mud is flying this morning between hillary clinton's camp and republican strategist karl rove. it stems from comments rove made monday about clinton possibly having brain damage. he's not going that far now but still claiming clinton had a serious health episode in december 2012. clinton's spokesperson says she's 100%, and when asked about it at the white house yesterday, president obama's spokesman mocked rove. >> dr. rove might have been the last person in america on election night to acknowledge and recognize that the president had won re-election, including the state of ohio. so we'll leave it at that. >> we know that hillary clinton was at home suffering from a stomach bug when she fainted, fell and suffered a concussion. they discovered a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear and was treated with blood thinners
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during a brief hospital stay. the national transportation safety board is launching an investigation into the role that tires play in hundreds of deadly traffic accidents every year. one major concern is hardly used tires that look safe but could begin to fall apart six years after they were made. the big three carmakers are all advocating mandatory replacement after six years. much more later on "good morning america." moving on to some basketball. the washington wizards and the oklahoma city thunder were the winners in last night's nba playoff games. >> neither of those teams pulled off a move like this one. check it out. >> i did it! >> oh, boy, oh, boy. nobody in the nba uses a trampoline either, but hey -- really impressive. he steps on the rim, then the backboard, flips over and nothing but not. >> the craziest thing.
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this is done at a street ball event in spain. >> you really have to trust the guys on the ground to open up that little mat they have there. >> by the way, these guys call themselves the lords of gravity and specialty dunks are their thing. i'm a believer in the lords of gravity. holy mackerel. that's amazing. how many times do you have to fall on your face to get this right? >> you probably practice with no one around. so you don't have a mat. >> i'm sure your head must have hit that backboard a few times. it's crazy. >> incredible. >> lords of gravity. coming up "the skinny," another day, another criminal investigation for justin bieber. but first, jackie kennedy's private fears. her letters to a priest are revealed. what she had to say about her husband before and after his death. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mega red omega three krill oil.
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[ click ] in recent years, we have been getting new insights into one of america's most beloved first families, but not all of them have been so flattering. >> this morning, we are learning the jacqueline kennedy had an unlikely confidant and what she shared with him is coming to light. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: she was until her dying day a public figure but
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also a very private soul. never did jacqueline bouvier kennedy reveal her true feelings even when the whole country wept for her. but she bared her soul to an irish priest she met only twice, father joseph leonard. her pen pal of 14 years. now dozens of her newly discovered letters are being auctioned off in ireland. she was young, but far from naive about her husband who was, as she puts it, consumed by ambition like macbeth. he's like my father, she wrote, loves to chase and is bored with the conquest and once married needs proof he's still attractive so he flirts with other women and resents you. later she confided there was something in it for her. maybe i'm just dazzled and picture myself in a glittering world of crowned heads and men of destiny and not just a sad little housewife. only years later in an audio interview released by her daughter did she discuss the strain of it all. >> i wish there was one thing merciful about the white house
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which made up for the goldfish bowl and the secret service and all of that. >> reporter: after the assassination, she confessed to father leonard, i'm so bitter against god. but added, only he and you and i know that. now we all do. these letters a treasure trove, but also a violation. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> truly is a little bit of a violation because these were her secrets. >> deeply personal. >> it is expected to fetch $1.6 million when it is auctioned. >> i guess at the time this would have been tremendously embarrassing but you hear so many years later and it is candid and very human. >> i understand her. she lost her husband in the height of her marriage, pregnancy and everything. she had two young children. of course she was bitter. i get it. i totally understand her perspective, but i also understand that because of the public figure she was she needed to keep that private. >> absolutely, positively. they go up for auction june
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10th. when we come back, alec baldwin arrested. and the latest in the jay-z and solange family feud. and a new arrival for actress emily blunt. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. when i have an asthma attack... i feel scared. sometimes my parents have to take me to the hospital.
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>> time for "the skinny." once again justin bieber making headlines. this time he's under investigation for attempted robbery. >> can you believe this? according to tmz, bieber and some pals got in to a confrontation at a miniature golf park in southern california. that's when the troubled pop star noticed a woman reaching for her cell phone. he demanded she give it to him so he could erase pictures. she refused and he grabbed it out of her purse. of course police are now investigating. new details in the apparent feud inside of music's first family. >> video of rapper jay-z getting attacked by his sister-in-law solange inside a new york elevator has been fueling speculation over what provoked the assault and why did beyonce step back and do nothing? >> according to tmz which broke the story, jay-z and solange were jewelry shopping in manhattan. showing no signs of tension whatsoever and there's no official word from anyone. >> like we said earlier, i don't
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know if we will get to the bottom of this one. >> a source said that solange has been known to blow up in the past. a little volatile. >> a little? as we watch this video. a little? >> just a little tinge of violence. >> the jewelry shopping, do you feel that's a little damage control and contrived? >> i think solange is trying to find the biggest watch she can afford to give to jay-z. >> that would make me feel a little better. get me a nice watch. looks like alec baldwin let his temper get the best of him again. >> baldwin was charged with disorderly conduct after police stopped him for riding his bike against traffic. well, sources say the actor became unruly and started cursing after the officers asked him for i.d. he was arrested and hauled away in a squad car. >> baldwin went on a rant on twitter saying new york city is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity and complained that cops did nothing about photographers hounding him. he's due in court in july.
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one more time, new york is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity. didn't shakespeare say that? >> it is wonderful that he off the cuff comes up with these things. i just want to be around him at cocktail parties to hear what he says about people. >> have a couple standing by in case he loses it. bryan cranston may have played a creepy guy on tv but he must be pretty nice in real life. he used his walter white voice to record a prom invite for a 17-year-old california boy visiting new york. of course the girl said yes. >> then he flew the boy's date and their moms to new york a couple of weekends ago. they attended cranston's current broadway play and couple other shows. truly a nice guy. >> very nice. next up, some of what you will be seeing on abc this coming fall. >> yesterday the network unveiled the fall lineup which includes a dozen new series. one is from "grey's anatomy" producer shanda rymes and it is
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called "how to get away with murder." it stars viola davis as a law professor. check it out. >> i will not teach you how to study the law or theorize about it but rather how to practice it in a courtroom. like a real lawyer. >> the trailer goes on to promise sex, lies and murder. "how to get away with murder" will air thursday nights at 10:00. >> tuesdays at 8:30 will be a comedy called "manhattan love story." the trailer features a blind date with intermonologue that provides the characters' innermost thoughts. and "whispers" is among the shows that will debut. some aliens are involved and the series is the same producer as "under the dome." all of our fall premiere dates will be announced later on. there you have it. all right. speaking of new arrivals we have a happy announcement from actors john krasinski and emily blunt. >> the couple have introduced their new baby tweeting out this photo of their 3-month-old daughter hazel. >> blunt tells "vogue" magazine "it is the coolest thing that's
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ever happened to me." congratulations. >> she's a cutie. >> yes, she is. their 3-month-old daughter hazel. >> blunt tells "vogue" magazine it is the coolest thing that's ever happened to me. congratulations. >> she's a cutie. >> yes, she is. ♪ push it good
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♪ push it good that's a perfect song. quite a bit of pushing going on at a tampa, florida, home. a pregnant mom not due to
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deliver for two more weeks got the surprise of her life. >> her 8-year-old daughter came to the rescue. edward lawrence of our tampa affiliate has the story. >> a big smile on his face. >> reporter: all births are memorable but joseph james schneider's birth became a family affair. >> i was in the bathroom, and my water broke. i yelled for her, jasmine, grab the cordless phone and dial 911. >> reporter: 8-year-old jasmine called at 7:02 a.m. >> my mom's pregnant and her water just broke. she's in so much pain. >> i was freaking out. i was like, i'm home alone with my 8-year-old daughter. what am i going to do? even if i call somebody, they are not going to come quick enough. it happened so fast. >> reporter: two weeks early, all 5 pounds, 10 ounces of little joseph couldn't wait. >> they told me to get lots of towels and blankets. >> reporter: 13 minutes after the 911 call by jasmine started and before paramedics could arrive joseph made his appearance.
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>> is your mom pushing or straining yet? >> mommy, are you pushing or straining? >> yes. >> yes. it was kind of hard. >> come here. hold the baby's head, please. >> she definitely stayed calm when she needed to. especially, i was hysterical. >> and big sister helped her little brother by bringing him into the world. >> she did a very good job. >> kudos to her. did you hear mom in the back ground? >> are you in pain? >> yes, get over here already. oh, wow. what a cool story to be able to tell the family forever and ever. what a cool big sister. >> good work there. >> good for them. very cool. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. coming up, we will have more news from "world news now." we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> and i'm diana perez. here's are some of the stories we are following on "world news now." hillary clinton's camp is pushing back against republican strategist karl rove who reportedly suggested that clinton has brain damage. clinton spokesman accuses rove of trying to politicize clinton's health. rove is walking back his comments but claims that clinton had a serious health issue in december 2012. rescuers racing against time to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground at a coal mine in turkey. at least 201 workers killed. thousands of passengers were stuck yesterday after 1,100 flights were cancelled at chicago's two major airports. it was triggered by a mechanical problem that caused smoke to fill a regional radar center, forcing controllers to evacuate. justin bieber is under
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investigation for attempted robbery. a woman is accusing the troubled pop star of grabbing her cell phone out of her purse. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, may 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good wednesday morning, everybody. we will begin this half hour with those dangerous fire conditions in southern california. record high temperatures and strong winds helping to fuel this fire in northern san diego county. >> months of drought have left much of the landscape ready to burn. abc's devin dwyer is joining us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. forecasters have been warning about these dangerous conditions for days. now a number of fires have broken out. the fast-moving brushfire swept the bone-dry hills near san diego. >> it's unusual in may to have wind-driven fires like this that prove to be such a challenge to contain. >> reporter: the flames burning
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hundreds of acres and coming dangerously close to homes. >> my sister got everybody out and we came back for the dogs and a couple of things. >> reporter: firefighters hauled their hoses to the front lines as some nervous homeowners used garden hoses to help out. extreme dry air, record heat and gusty winds have communities across the southwest on high alert. >> we staffed additional resources in the high-hazard areas. >> reporter: the heat wave could be a record breaker with some california cities expecting triple-digits through thursday. near l.a., a dehydrated hiker got caught off guard and was plucked from the heat by helicopter. red flag warnings are in effect for 15 million people. fires are popping up across the southwest. smoke from this blaze so dense it blocked the afternoon sun. in prescott, arizona, firefighters scrambled through the forest as dozens of nearby residents left their homes behind. hundreds of people in fritch, texas, are still evacuated after
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a wildfire there burned more than 90 homes. what is desperately needed here and across the west is rain. there isn't any in the forecast, but the intense heat should break by the weekend. john and diana. >> thank you. >> there's no rain in the forecast for the fire zone. and today's temperatures will not be much help either. accuweather's jim dickey has the details. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. holding on to extreme warmth in the west. this as high pressure dominates. aloft and at the surface brings the winds in out of the northeast and the desert, sweeping in across california keeping the cool pacific air held off shore. temperatures soaring. many spots breaking records including fresno. likely to climb to 104 here today. break records l.a. san diego, nearly reaching 90 in san francisco. that would set a new record as well. with this here, gusty santa ana winds racing in out of the
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north and east in southern california with that. high fire danger once again. extremely dry in these areas. humidity 5 to 10%. any wildfires that form easily spreading today. john and diana, back to you. >> all right, jim. thank you. a frightening ordeal for workers at our tv affiliate in baltimore. a driver claimed to be god and rammed a stolen truck through the front door of wmar, drove it in to the lobby. all of the employees escaped unharmed, but the man barricaded himself inside the station for five hours. he was eventually arrested in an edit room in the basement of the station. >> we had a mentally ill suspect who had commandeered a tv station and was watching tv news. >> suspect was identified as a 29-year-old man. he was taken in for mental evaluation. two kindergartners from up state new york were seriously hurt when the bouncy house they were playing in suddenly took off. a gust of wind sent the house 20 feet high with the boys inside. one child eventually fell to the street below. the other hit a car. the house had been staked to the
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ground but the gust of wind proved too strong. the youngest son of vice president joe biden has accepted a job with ukraine's largest oil company. hunter biden joins the board of directors at a time when the u.s. is urging independence from russia but the white house and vice president's office says there is no conflict of interest. he will oversee the legal unit and manage its international relations. ground breaking decision from europe's highest court about personal privacy on the internet. the court ruled that google delete links to embarrassing personal information even if it is true. it stunned the tech world. it allows 500 million people in the european union to request the change and google has little choice but to comply. no word how it may affect american users. wall street is a happy place after another record day. the dow closed at 16,715, the fourth record closing this year. the s&p had a new high ending at 1897 but the nasdaq closed lower
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by 14 points. health officials in florida are keeping an eye on health care workers and others who came in contact with a man now diagnosed with the mers virus. the search is on for hundreds of people that may have been exposed during the patient's journey from saudi arabia. the cdc sent a warning to airports around the country telling people to wash their hands and not touch their face. another health headline about the sharp increase in the use of antidepressants over the last decade and a half. just released numbers from the cdc shows antidepressant use is up fourfold. the numbers show women are more likely to take antidepressants than men. >> when it comes to men, using antidepressants, it's older men that are likely to take them than men between 18 and 44 years old. >> two fears that people maybe prescribed them unnecessarily. mental health experts say half of depressed americans are not receiving the treatment they need. >> isn't that interesting? it is like an oxymoron.
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people that don't need it. >> and other people that do. interesting. moving on to this. a youngster from the south side of chicago is calling for more to be done about her city's gun violence. taylor wood says she fears for her family's security in chicago's current wave of violence so she wrote a tloert president obama and the first lady. >> i'm tired of hearing about children being killed. sometimes i worry about someone coming to my school and start shooting. this has to stop. >> last month, chicago reported 35 homicides and there's been at least eight so far this month alone. police have confiscated more than 2,000 illegal guns this year. good for her. >> good for her. >> we need more girls like that. we are all tired of it. switching gears to the nba and the wild end to last night's game between the l.a. clippers and the oklahoma city thunder.
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>> the thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds. they trailed a large part of the game but had the lead when it mattered the most. >> the thunder won by a point. 105-104. they lead the series 3-2 and can wrap up a spot in the western conference finals tomorrow night when the series returns to l.a. >> seven points in 50 seconds. that's impressive. >> winning by one point, losing by one point. ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch. >> hard to rebound from a loss like that. coming up, a great sign for sellers, not so good for buyers. >> why the newly revitalized housing market is sparking bidding wars between people interested in the same house. a young woman's talent makes her a singing sensation on you tube. hear the song that has touched millions around the world. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol no mess max.
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spring is the time most of us associate with the end of the school year, closing up those books and taking a break. >> that doesn't mean you have to take a break from learning during those warm summer months. online classes are always in session. joining us now is tina trinh. morning. >> good morning, john and diana. i will tell you this much, these classes are more fun than calculus. whether you want to finally get around to learning to knit or nailing the three-point shot, i discovered some of the best teachers are online. if your basketball skills are anything like mine, you could probably use a little help. luckily, there are a bunch of websites that can give you tips. take coachup for example. it's an online marketplace for one on one coaching. whether your sport is basketball, golf or even karate, you can find a local coach to up your game. rates start at $25 an hour and user reviews let you see what others have to say. it's part of a bigger trend of online instructional learning that covering an array of topics.
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arts and crafts more your thing? sites like craftsy.com offer everything from knitting to cake decorating. these aren't like the youtube videos of yesteryear. over at creative live pine.com instructors teach photography and web design in a professional studio and can take your questions in realtime via instant messages. tech heavyweights, like google, are getting in on the learning too, with services like help out which offer peer to peer instruction via live video for anything from playing the guitar to sticking that yoga pose. whether your goals are sporty or artsy, make sure your lesson plan includes quality screen time. >> enjoy seeing you dribble on the court. i want to see more basketball. i have to ask you this, on youtube there are so many free instructional videos on everything under the sun. why pay for a class like this when you can go on youtube and probably find something? >> this is really a step up in terms of how polished the videos are, the type of instruction you
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are getting. it's a lot more in depth and the overall production of these courses online are a major upgrade from what you are getting on youtube where you have the amateur, shaky video, poor lighting. so you are really getting a polished presentation here. you have the option of going back online and downloading these courses. being able to press rewind is key here. so if you ever forget anything, these courses are always going to be available to you. and you have user reviews. people who have taken the classes before commenting on whether they were worth the money, the time and that's a really great type of feedback you probably wouldn't get anywhere else. >> how's the layup? >> i'm working with on it. it's a work in progress. >> all right. as usual, tina trinh, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. you are watching "world news now." ♪
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>> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ >> all right. it's getting harder to go home for many americans who are finding it difficult to buy a home. >> for generations, all it took was getting a mortgage and making an offer. but in today's red-hot real estate market that's where the battle is just beginning.
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we are "up all night." >> reporter: it's the hottest real estate market in years. >> you have to be aggressive right away. >> no one expected home prices to go up this fast this quickly. >> reporter: we headed out to spend two weeks on the front lines with the shark herself, barbara corcoran. >> so much demand and not enough inventory. we don't have enough houses to go around. >> reporter: in this upscale new york suburb, real estate is hot. this ranch-style home with five bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, gorgeous amenities, and a creek running through the yard has an asking price of $1.35 million. owners john and jackie walter have lived here for seven years, but this seller's market could not have come at a better time. >> it is bittersweet to be leaving but our kids go to college next year. >> if you have you have a in mind. >> cash. >> cash is 90% of the bid, more than what price you bid. >> the day after hitting the market, there's an open house for brokers only. >> beautiful. i looked at the pictures and you
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can see this house. >> reporter: this buyer shows up uninvited. >> i have a huge house and i want to downsize. >> reporter: dr. sofia den, a single mother of two, decides she wants this house on the spot. >> i see myself living here. i'll take it. >> thank you. >> the house has been on the market for about eight hours. >> sofia saw the house first but -- >> i'm psyched. i love this house. >> it's beautiful. >> meet her competition. >> jodi and jonathon want to raise their twins here. >> we want to be smart and intelligent but there is no question we really like this house. so they also put in a bid but sofia's bid throws them out of the running. and then a third bidder swoops in with an even higher offer and it looks like it is all over. >> they have submitted the offers to me and we have a clear winner. >> sofia isn't taking no for an answer.
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over the next three days, she ups her bid twice and that's the winning strategy. we meet up with her as she signs the contract. >> they kept making people bid until the last minute. so until she signs she can technically still ask for more money. i hope that i have satisfied the greed for now. >> reporter: john and jackie walters say they were being fair for all parties involved. in the end sofia paid more than 100,000 over the original asking price. >> when you are in a white hot market that you have now, you have to put your belly up to the bar. go and reach farther than you ever thought you would have to. >> reporter: just a few days later, jodi is out on the house hunt again. and after being outbid on yet another house, jodi finds this charming four-bedroom colonial with an asking price of $1.279 million. >> we called the realtor and said we want to see the house
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now. we offered ask and got it. we were the happiest people ever. >> reporter: finally after seeing approximately 40 houses, a victory for jodi and jonathan. >> tell me how today feels now? >> i'm super excited. i think this is our dream house and we know this will be a home that we will fill with a lot of love and happiness and good moments. >> reporter: for "nightline," scarsdale, new york. >> that's great. >> good for everybody. they got the houses they wanted and deserved. >> cute family. >> that one lady in scarsdale paid -- >> wow, i hope if i put my house on the market someday i have a bidding war like that. >> it must be the beautiful brook in the backyard. she had to have it. >> had to have it. coming up, an overnight superstar. >> the minnesota high school senior who's become an online sensation. her song that has more than 6 million hits on youtube and it's
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♪ daddy had a little too much to drink ♪ >> reporter: and unexpected. welcome to new york. we met molly, a minnesota high school senior, the big voice behind the youtube hit titled "his daughter." ♪ >> reporter: since posting the song online on easter sunday, more than 6 million views from 178 countries. did you expect this kind of response? >> absolutely not. ♪ >> reporter: molly kate only began to play the piano last year and has written over a dozen songs. posting them for friends and family along the way. this one she wrote in 15 minutes, recorded it on the cracked iphone and played it on her great grandmother's out of tune piano. >> the next day i had all of these messages and 100 friend requests and i was like mom, what the heck is happening? >> reporter: reaction pouring in, you have the voice of an angel and move over taylor
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swift. what opportunities are being thrown at you? you are meeting with a record label. do you have an agent? >> not that i know of. do i have an agent? dad, mom? >> reporter: with her parents supporting her, for now this daughter taking it one note at a time. ♪ >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> wow. >> you know, justin bieber was sort of discovered on youtube also. so there you have it. quite a venue. >> there's hope for all of us. get on the piano and pull out the cracked iphone. >> that's what i'm going to do this weekend. >> and learn to play and sing, too. >> oh, so there's that little thing. >> yeah. >> so that's out. >> that's our news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now," hundreds at risk of a dangerous and deadly virus could be on the move after an infected passenger passes through several busy airports. now authorities are trying to track down anyone who might be infected. plus -- >> she was like it is probably around here. his little arms and legs were going. >> wild ride. three children are swept away while playing in an inflatable bounce house. the bizarre accident that left the kids seriously hurt. new details in the fight between rapper jay-z and his sister-in-law and how they are now publicly keeping the peace. it is wednesday, may 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good wednesday morning, everyone. we begin with the search for hundreds of people who may have been exposed to the mers virus.
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>> the cdc has sent warnings to airports around the country telling passengers to wash their hands and not touch their face. abc's steve osunsami reports. >> reporter: health officials are trying to track down more than 500 passengers from at least 20 states. anyone, including crew members, who shared a may 1st flight with that florida patient diagnosed with mers. a new porks tentially deadly respiratory disease imported from the middle east. they are posting warnings at 22 of the nation's busiest airports. the infected passenger from saudi arabia flew into boston, atlanta and into orlando where they are warning travelers to look out for flu-like symptoms. >> we travel a lot. it is concerning. especially going overseas next month. >> reporter: at two hospitals in orlando where the saudi medical worker went for treatment, two health care workers who treated him are already showing symptoms. one is hospitalized with what looks like pneumonia. to be safe, the hospital sent 20
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other health care workers home for two weeks. >> i would think we're not going to see the last of this. we will see other travelers come from this part of the world. >> reporter: so far, two confirmed cases in the u.s. the cdc says doctors can only treat the symptoms, giving oxygen to help breathing and drugs to break the fever. so there's no cure, no treatment really? >> there's no treatment or vaccine for this virus. >> reporter: they think it is spread during close and long-lasting exposure to someone who's sick and believe it may be the cough that spreads the virus. the florida doctors aren't taking chances. wearing special masks, goggles, gowns and gloves when they walk into the sick patient's room. when they leave they take all the gear off and throw it away. both of the patients diagnosed with this in the u.s. are recovering tonight and doctors sent the first patient from indiana home but this is still very serious business. a third of the people that have gotten sick with this have died. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. now to a political back and
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forth involving hillary clinton and republican strategist karl rove. it started on monday when rove reportedly suggested that clinton has brain damage and that if she runs for president voters have a right to know what happened when she suffered a fall in december of 2012. now, rove seems to be walking those comments back telling the "washington post" this is a serious health episode. she would not be human if it didn't enter into her calculations. clinton's camp is pushing back, as well. her spokesman says of rove and the gop, they are scared of what she has achieved and what she has to offer. even president obama's spokesman came to clinton's defense, mockingly pointing out that rove had been wrong in the past. >> dr. rove might have been the last person in america on election night to recognize and acknowledge that the president won re-election including the state of ohio. we'll leave it at that. >> as for the december 2012 incident, hillary clinton was at home recovering from a stomach
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bug when she fainted, fell and suffered a confugs. during a follow-up exam, doctors discovered a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. she was treated with blood thinners during a brief hospital stay. >> man, oh, man, politics. her spokesman said she is 100% and he accuses -- or rove is accused of being part of an effort by republicans to politicize hillary clinton's health. >> when it first came out, the gop had a saying for it calling it the benghazi flu. she had to reschedule a number of appearances and they said she was faking what was going on. now her own spokesmen are saying, before they were accusing her ever faking it. now they are accusing her of turning it into this huge thing and outright lying about it. so it begins. happening right now, crews battling two wildfires in southern california. thousands of homes had have been evacuated on the outskirts of san diego. the rugged terrain and unseasonably warm temperatures made firefighting more difficult. in santa barbara county, 1,200 homes and businesses were
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evacuated. record-high temperatures predicted throughout much of california the next two days. to turkey now this morning. rescuers are racing to reach more than 200 miners trapped in an underground mine. an explosion and fire at the mine has already killed at least 200 of the workers, and there are fears the death toll will rise sharply. the accident happened during a shift change, which meant there were more workers at the mine than usual. federal safety investigators are on the scene of a fatal mine accident in west virginia. two men were killed monday night at brody mine in boone county. the mine has had so many safety problems that federal officials deemed it a pattern violator. a rare designation reserved for the industry's worst offenders. the men were killed by a coal burst, when high-speed coal is shot at anyone in the way. a frightening ordeal for our tv affiliates in baltimore. a driver claiming to be god rammed this stolen truck through the front door of wmar.
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all the employees escaped unharmed, but the man barricade himself in the station for five hours. he was eventually arrested in an edit room where he was watching tv coverage of the scene. two little boys in upstate new york are recovering from serious injuries after the bouncy house they were playing in suddenly took off. thousands of children have suffered similar injuries around the country now that the houses have become so popular. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: no, it is not a kite. it is an inflatable play house flying through the air. one minute staked to the earth in the front yard and the next swept off the ground with three children inside. the wind blowing upwards of 25 miles an hour, lifting the entire house more than two stories high and carrying it over a stretch of woods and finally landing on a two-story school building. >> out of a horror movie, yeah. >> reporter: a 10-year-old girl suffered just scrapes but two boys ages 5 and 6 were injured more seriously. one suffering two broken arms and the other landing on a car
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and has a serious head injury. >> his little arms and legs were going. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the consumer product safety commission estimates 5,000 are injured in inflatables like this one two years ago. little tikes, the manufacturer, tells abc news, we are looking into what happened. our thoughts and prayers are with the children and their families. jim avila, abc news, washington. breaking overnight more trouble for justin bieber. he's accused of attempted robbery at a miniature golf park in southern california. according to tmz, bieber and his crew got in a scuffle with some other people. when he noticed a woman was reaching for her phone, he demanded she turn it over so he could erase any pictures. when she refused, he grabbed it out of her purse. they are investigating, but so far bieber has not been arrested. magic johnson is responding to a shot from clippers owner donald sterling whose racist
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comments have earned him a lifetime ban from the nba. when sterling spoke to cnn's anderson cooper, he repeatedly brought up the ex-nba star's hiv status and called him unfit role model for children. johnson said he found sterling shockingly ignorant. >> he's living in the stone ages. he can't make those comments about african-americans and latinos. he just can't do it. >> sterling's comments won him a quick and stinging rebuke from the nba commissioner adam silver who said owners were working quickly to force sterling out of the league. federal judges struck down idaho's ban on same-sex marriage. it clears the way for gay and lesbian couples to get married as soon as friday. the judge ruled the ban is unconstitutional because it wrongly stigmatizes same-sex couples. she says the law denies their fundamental right to marry and relegates their families to second-class status. idaho's governor is planning to appeal the case. kyle white was awarded a medal of honor. during an ambush by taliban
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fighters, white risked his own life to save his fellow soldiers dodging enemy fire to drag them to safety. white is only the seventh living recipient of the top military award for valor for actions in iraq and afghanistan. a central texas woman made a shocking discovery while opening her bathroom door. check it out, diana. >> oh! >> i knew that would get you. diana doesn't like snakes. this is a 12-foot long african rock python. wrapping itself around the toilet. she called 911 and animal control arrived. the snake turned out to be a missing pet of someone who lived nearby but then moved away. i knew you would be shocked but i didn't expect that. this is your worst nightmare come true, right? >> i can almost deal with small garden snakes. pythons -- >> pythons, not so much. >> my biggest fear after watching "the gremlins" when the gremlins came out of the toilet. so anything that comes out of the toilet and potential of being surprised. no thank you. >> not that i would enjoy that
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either but i'm holding up better than you. to some other animals that lost their way, but these are way cuter than the python. this one is our favorite story of the day. >> eight ducklings got stuck in a storm drain in the parking lot of our los angeles station triggering a delicate rescue operation. the baby ducks apparently fell in after becoming separated from their mama duck. >> a maintenance crew lifted them out one by one and reunited them with mom. how cute is that. >> adorable. >> all's well that ends well. coming up in "the mix" -- should restaurants reward families whose kids are well behaved? bills, we all have them. we will meet a family that is $100,000 in debt. how they plan to tackle this mountain one payment at a time. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by downy glow unstoppables.
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new crest 3d white brilliance. a growing number of americans can relate to that famous ray charles song as their bills pile up. >> the average american family is in debt by $109,000 and that's not even counting the mortgage. abc's linzie janis looks at how to tip the budget from the red to the black. >> hello.
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you must be eddie and amber. amber and eddie are drowning in debt. >> we always seem to be in a pinch. >> reporter: a regular family. he's a lawyer and she's a physician's assistant. they owe just over $120,000 in bills. >> when we got married we came into the marriage with debt and then we had kids. >> all out the window. >> reporter: but there is a way out. step one is stop the bleeding. americans rack up over $22 billion a year in late fees and penalties. to help with this, tip number one, try a free bill tracking service like check and never pay a late fee again. they monitor your bills, know when they are due, and allow you to schedule automatic payments. >> ready? >> let's do it. >> reporter: to tackle the mays' existing mountain of debt we brought them for a special one on one interview. >> it's "the dave ramsey show." that's good. >> reporter: with powerhouse finance guru dave ramsey. >> good to see you.
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have a seat. >> reporter: tip two, cut out the credit cards. >> we are doing the famous dave ramsey plastectomy. >> reporter: tip three, make a written family budget. only one in three americans have one. >> when you agree on your spending, you pinky swear and spit shake. this is a contract between the two of you. >> reporter: what are the kind of sacrifices they will have to start making? >> you probably won't see the inside of a restaurant for a long time unless you are working there. >> reporter: tip four, dave's magic rule, pay off debt using what he calls the snowball method. >> we will list the debts smallest to largest. pay minimum payments on everything but the little one. attack the little one with a vengeance. i say to pay off the littlest one first because it's behavior oriented. it is a light at the end of the tunnel that is not a train. >> reporter: if they stick to the plan they can pay off
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$120,000 of debt in 36 months. >> if you live like no one else, later you can live. give like no one else. you pay a price and it sets you free. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, nashville. >> proud of you. >> this is amazing. their story is only one. the story of that family drums all over the country. >> absolutely. >> it's amazing the amount of people that owe a lot of money. it's all of us. $15,000 is the average people owe for credit cards. $31,000 the average they owe for student loans. $30,000 for auto loans. and by the way, household average income $52,000. >> listen to this stat. only 59% of americans have at least $500 in their bank account. >> that's peanuts. >> basically like a hand-to-mouth situation for the vast majority of americans. >> paycheck to paycheck for just about everybody. >> wow. coming up, could there be a ceasefire in music's first family. days after this video was released, jay-z attacked by his
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sister-in-law solange, the two were spotted shopping together. secrets from another first family. the true feelings jackie kennedy revealed decades ago to an irish priest that are just now surfacing. you are watching abc's "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ family strife seems to have been smoothed over on the surface between jay-z and his sister-in-law solange. >> the fans stunned over her elevator attack on the rapper caught on surveillance video. could there be a sign of a ceasefire? here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: with theories swirling like mad about what provoked beyonce's sister solange to attack her brother-in-law jay-z in an elevator, is music's first
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family trying to change the narrative? according to tmz who broke the story, jay-z and solange were seen jewelry shopping in manhattan. sources say they left without buying anything but showed no signs of tension. it is a very far cry from the dueling duo seen here in the video that launched a thousand theories. the music industry titans dressed to the nines for a met gala after party until something happened that clearly sent solange into a fury. >> what appears to happen is solange takes off and starts to beat on jay-z. jay-z's security guards hold her, the elevator opens and they all go their own ways. very bizarre. >> reporter: solange is not known for stepping into her sister's spotlight. she's an indy darling who has carefully cultivated her own distinct career with hits like "losing you." sticking to a separate scene than the pop princess queen bey.
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even her fashion choices go against the grain. her colorful style may land her on "vogue's" best dressed list, but she does it her own way, rocking natural hair and choosing sexy over safe. now the two sisters who grew up close are facing an onslaught of rumors about the real story behind the fight. >> beyonce and solange are really close. up until this point we haven't seen any altercations. they have always defended each other with the media. this is interesting between solange and jay-z. we don't know exactly what the situation is. >> is it sibling rivalry or something more? some are reading the tea leaves into beyonce's song "jealous." ♪ don't be jealous ♪ if you give me your promise and keeping mine ♪ >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i don't think we will ever, ever know. >> i think you are right. one of those things we are not going to know 30 years from now. somebody will write a tell-all book. >> maybe. coming up we will check out "the mix." >> we'll be right back with
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all right. time for "the mix." we see a lot of dog videos. is all right. time for "the mix." we see a lot of dog videos. this is priceless. the pet owner is trying to teach her two dogs, which look like two pit bulls and a chihuahua, a terrier mix, i'm told, to leave it, leave it. nice sausages there. leave it, leave it. watch what happens when she says okay. >> okay. >> the two bigs are slow on the draw on the second part of the command. they are still learning the okay part. the chihuahua gets it right away. >> the chihuahua was casing the joint. you can see his eyes. looking at his brothers. like mine. >> looking at the owner -- >> they are like, wait a second, did she say okay. meanwhile he's in the next county. >> cute. moving on to this.
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an incredible story. a reunion story that is for the fairytale books. this is a cat that went missing during the earthquake and tsunami that hit japan in 2011. a cat goes missing. three years later reunited with his owners. >> that's awesome. >> isn't that an incredible story. a couple happened to be walking in a nearby town where he went missing. they found him curled up under a tree. they took him to a local health center. didn't know what to do. there was a collar, kind of faded. he they looked at the faded letters and found the phone number next sat around for a while. to the last name and they were reunited. the couple that owned him burst into tears when they found out. >> terrific. this is a restaurant in canada. mother's day brunch. family goes out with the kids. they get the bill. check out the bill. something interesting about it. here it says well behaved kids discount minus $5. it was a mother's day brunch.
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very interesting. they posted it and it sparked a big discussion from restaurants in cities around the world. should well behaved kids get a discount? >> yes, they should. >> i think if you want kids to behave, penalize them for bad behavior, rather than discount them for good behavior. >> you are penalizing the parents. >> your kids, i don't know. you have two little boys. >> no way i can go to that restaurant because they would penalize us for the behavior. so no discount for us. >> no soup for you. these are famous faces on a pizza. a bunch of pizzas. this is the chef and owner of a restaurant in scotland. that was madonna. this is jay-z and coming up is rihanna. this is nothing crazy here. all he does is meticulous layering of sauces and cheeses as he draws it. >> amazing. >> incredible. that's all cheese and sauce. >> i will have a rihanna with extra pepperoni, sausage and cheese. >> a little jay-z on the side. and a coke.
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this morning on "world news now," high alert. winds, heat and dry conditions are dealing a triple threat to firefighters in california. thousands were forced to flee their homes. the latest on the dangerous wildfires ahead. war of words. a well-known republican strategist suggests that hillary clinton had brain damage. now her camp is coming out swinging. private moments. newly revealed letters offer insight into jackie kennedy's fears and struggles. what she said about her husband's ambition and infidelity. breaking news from los angeles. police investigating justin bieber with attempted robbery. what the alleged victim said he did right in front of her little girl. the details ahead in "the skinny" on this wednesday, may 14th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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good morning. we begin with those dangerous wildfires burning in southern california. 1,200 homes and businesses have been evacuated in santa barbara county. >> in san diego, residents have started to go back home after being ordered out earlier in the day. the record heat fueling the flames not expected to break until later week. abc's cecilia vega is on the fire lines. >> reporter: what started as a brushfire in san diego is a wildfire burning out of control. more than 700 acres torched so far. >> my sister got everybody out. then we came back for the dogs and a couple of things. >> reporter: firefighters battling it on the ground as homeowners use garden hoses to keep it at bay. >> it is unusual in may to have wind-driven fires like that that prove to be such a challenge to contain. >> reporter: with extremely dry conditions, triple-digit temperatures and heavy winds, california is bracing for dangers. >> we staffed additional resources in the high hazard areas. >> reporter: san francisco, los angeles and long beach, all in
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the midst of a heat wave that could shatter records. it's the wind that can be a firefighter's worst enemy and the wind is not cooperating. this gauge telling me these numbers quickly climbing, reaching up to 50 miles an hour in some places. red flag warnings in effect for more than 15 million people. the potential for fire so high firefighters in southern california are closing some roads to traffic to make way for trucks. it's not just california. hundreds of people in fritch, texas, are still evacuated after a wildfire there burned more than 90 homes. these cal fire crews called in from hundreds of miles away ready to jump into action at a moment's notice. what they need most here and around the west is rain. >> our thanks to cecilia vega reporting from southern california. >> she mentioned fire crews will get no help from the weather. accuweather's jim dickey has the details. >> good morning, john and diana. temperatures continue to soar along the west coast. many spots will challenge
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records once again. that includes fresno climbing well into the triple-digits. l.a. breaking a new record. goes for san diego, too. all the way north to san francisco where we will near 90 degrees. with this, the santa ana winds continue. high fire danger continues. dry with gusty winds and any fire that does form will be able to spread quickly. john and diana, back to you. >> jim, thank you. a travel nightmare for thousands of people trying to get in and out of chicago. more than 1,100 flights were cancelled at o'hare and midway airports yesterday after an electrical problem caused smoke to fill a regional radar center. controllers had to be evacuated for several hours. some passengers were stuck in long lines trying to rebook and incoming flights had to be diverted. a jetway collapse at seatac airport in washington state as passengers were getting off a southwest airlines flight there. officials say mechanical failure caused the walkway to the drop six to eight feet. no one was hurt thanks to a backup system that made it fall slowly. a stairway was brought for the
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rest of the passengers to exit. american surveillance planes are in the air over nigeria joining the search for more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. abc's hamish mcdonald has the latest from nigeria. >> reporter: u.s. forces are peering down from surveillance craft like this, scouring remote and rugged areas the size of new england in search of the missing girls. the plane is equipped with powerful cameras that give realtime images of the ground as far away as 35,000 feet with this kind of detail. they can also monitor phone calls from below. abc news learned a long-range u.s. drone has also joined the search. this is urgent work for the parents of the missing who have positively identified at least 50 of the girls in this latest video. for all of the attention they have generated it is only now, a full month after the abduction they have what they want, the support of the international community and the full attention
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of their own government. one of america's top commanders here for a scheduled trip has reviewed the search efforts led by a team of experts. the next step is talks. nigeria's government is in contact with boko haram, the violent extremist group behind the kidnapping. for all the effort, all the support and worry, these tiny faces are still in grave danger. hamish mcdonald, abc news, nigeria. >> the head of the cia is sharing his thoughts on a range of issues involving u.s. intelligence. cia director john brennan sat down for an exclusive interview with our sister network fusion and he told jorge ramos young people who believe edward snowden did something right don't understand the implications of it. >> i think i am, first of all, outraged that there are individuals who decided to take it upon themselves to reveal some of the very, very important capabilities that this country has in place to keep americans safe.
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so what mr. snowden or others have done to violate their oath which is to do everything possible to keep americans safe from harm, truly has undermined our ability to fulfill our responsibilities. >> brennan also discussed the benghazi attack, al qaeda and the conflict in ukraine. you can catch the interview on fusion.net. the death toll of that mine accident in turkey is expected to rise as rescuers struggle to reach workers still trapped. more than 200 people have been confirmed dead and at least that many are still under ground. some of the miners are 500 yards deep inside, and rescue efforts are reaching a critical stage. the west virginia coal mine where two workers died monday night has one of the worst safety records in the country. the mine was cited for 200 safety violations over the past year including more than 30 for
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showing high or reckless disregard for miners' health and safety. investigators are trying to determine if any violations led to monday's accident. the political mud is flying this morning between hillary clinton's camp and republican strategist karl rove. it stems from comments rove made monday about clinton possibly having brain damage. he's not going that far now but still claiming clinton had a serious health episode in december 2012. clinton's spokesperson says she's 100%, and when asked about it at the white house yesterday, president obama's spokesman mocked rove. >> dr. rove might have been the last person in america on election night to acknowledge and recognize that the president had won re-election, including the state of ohio. so we'll leave it at that. >> regarding that december 2012 incident, we know that hillary clinton was at home suffering from a stomach bug when she fainted, fell and suffered a concussion. they discovered a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear and was treated with blood thinners during a brief hospital stay.
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the national transportation safety board is launching an investigation into the role that tires play in hundreds of deadly traffic accidents every year. one major concern is hardly used tires that look safe but could begin to fall apart six years after they were made. the big three carmakers are all advocating mandatory replacement after six years. much more later on "good morning america." moving on to some basketball. the washington wizards and the oklahoma city thunder were the winners in last night's nba playoff games. >> neither of those teams pulled off a move like this one. check it out. >> i did it! >> oh, boy, oh, boy. nobody in the nba uses a trampoline either, but hey -- really impressive. he steps on the rim, then the backboard, flips over and nothing but net. >> the craziest thing. this is done at a street ball
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event in spain. >> you really have to trust the guys on the ground to open up that little mat they have there. >> by the way, these guys call themselves the lords of gravity and specialty dunks are their thing. i'm a believer in the lords of gravity. holy mackerel. that's amazing. how many times do you have to fall on your face to get this right? >> you probably practice with no one around. so you don't have a mat. >> i'm sure your head must have hit that backboard a few times. it's crazy. >> incredible. >> lords of gravity. coming up "the skinny," another day, another criminal investigation for justin bieber. but first, jackie kennedy's private fears. her letters to a priest are revealed. what she had to say about her husband before and after his death. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mega red omega three krill oil.
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♪ [ click ] in recent years, we have been getting new insights into one of america's most beloved first families, but not all of them have been so flattering. >> this morning, we are learning the deeply private jacqueline kennedy had an unlikely confidant and what she shared with him is coming to light. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: she was until her dying day a public figure but
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also a very private soul. never did jacqueline bouvier kennedy reveal her true feelings even when the whole country wept for her. but she bared her soul to an irish priest she met only twice, father joseph leonard. her pen pal of 14 years. now dozens of her newly discovered letters are being auctioned off in ireland. she was young, but far from naive about her husband who was, as she puts it, consumed by ambition like macbeth. he's like my father, she wrote, loves to chase and is bored with the conquest and once married needs proof he's still attractive so he flirts with other women and resents you. but later she confided there was something in it for her. maybe i'm just dazzled and picture myself in a glittering world of crowned heads and men of destiny and not just a sad little housewife. only years later in an audio interview released by her daughter did she discuss the strain of it all. >> i wish there was one thing merciful about the white house
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which made up for the goldfish bowl and the secret service and all of that. >> reporter: after the assassination, she confessed to father leonard, i'm so bitter against god. but added, only he and you and i know that. now we all do. these letters a treasure trove, but also a violation. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> truly is a little bit of a violation because these were her secrets. >> deeply personal. >> it is expected to fetch $1.6 million when it is auctioned. >> i guess at the time this would have been tremendously embarrassing, but you hear so many years later and it is candid and very human. >> i understand her. she lost her husband in the height of her marriage, pregnancy and everything. she had two young children. of course she was bitter. i get it. i totally understand her perspective, but i also understand that because of the public figure she was she needed to keep that private. >> absolutely, positively. they go up for auction june
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10th. when we come back, alec baldwin arrested. and the latest in the jay-z and solange family feud. and a new arrival for actress emily blunt. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "i wish i'd done this sooner." don't let that be you. you know your teeth are important. so don't put it off any longer.
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♪ this is your computer. let's go on the internet. let's go. ok. she's going to love me all over again now. jamaica, here you come! here we go. ha ha! good job. all right. ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny
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so skinny ♪ >> time for "the skinny." once again justin bieber making headlines. this time he's under investigation for attempted robbery. >> can you believe this? according to tmz, bieber and some pals got into a confrontation at a miniature golf park in southern california. that's when the troubled pop star noticed a woman reaching for her cell phone. he demanded she give it to him so he could erase pictures. >> she refused and he grabbed it out of her purse. of course police are now investigating. new details in the apparent feud inside of music's first family. >> video of rapper jay-z getting attacked by his sister-in-law solange inside a new york elevator has been fueling speculation over what provoked the assault and why did beyonce step back and do nothing? >> according to tmz which broke the story, jay-z and solange were jewelry shopping in manhattan yesterday. showing no signs of tension whatsoever and there's no official word from anyone. >> like we said earlier, i don't know if we will get to the bottom of this one.
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>> a source said that solange has been known to blow up in the past. a little volatile. >> a little? as we watch this video. a little? >> just a little tinge of violence. >> the jewelry shopping, do you feel that's a little damage control and contrived? >> i think solange is trying to find the biggest watch she can afford to give to jay-z. >> that would make me feel a little better. get me a nice watch. looks like alec baldwin let his temper get the best of him again. >> baldwin was charged with disorderly conduct after police stopped him for riding his bike against traffic. well, sources say the actor became unruly and started cursing after the officers asked him for i.d. he was arrested and hauled away in a squad car. >> baldwin went on a rant on twitter saying new york city is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity and complained that cops did nothing about photographers hounding him. he's due in court in july. one more time, new york is a
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mismanaged carnival of stupidity. didn't shakespeare say that? >> it is wonderful that he off the cuff comes up with these things. i just want to be around him at cocktail parties to hear what he says about people. >> have a couple standing by in case he loses it. bryan cranston may have played a creepy guy on tv but he must be pretty nice in real life. he used his walter white voice to record a prom invite for a 17-year-old california boy visiting new york. of course the girl said yes. >> then he flew the boy's date and their moms to new york a couple of weekends ago. they attended cranston's current broadway play and two other shows. truly a nice guy. >> very nice. next up, some of what you will be seeing on abc this coming fall. >> yesterday the network unveiled the fall lineup which includes a dozen new series. one is from "grey's anatomy" producer shonda rymes and it is called "how to get away with murder." it stars viola davis as a law
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professor. check it out. >> i will not teach you how to study the law or theorize about it but rather how to practice it in a courtroom. like a real lawyer. >> the trailer goes on to promise sex, lies and murder. "how to get away with murder" will air thursday nights at 10:00. >> tuesdays at 8:30 will be a comedy called "manhattan love story." the trailer features a blind date with intermonologues that provides the characters' innermost thoughts. and "the whispers" is among the shows that will debut midseason. some aliens are involved and the series is the same producer as "under the dome." all of our fall premiere dates will be announced later on. there you have it. all right. speaking of new arrivals, we have a happy announcement from actors john krasinski and emily blunt. >> the couple have introduced their new baby tweeting out this photo of their 3-month-old daughter hazel. >> blunt tells "vogue" magazine "it is the coolest thing that's ever happened to me."
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congratulations. >> she's a cutie. >> yes, she is. e. congratulations. >> she's a cutie. >> yes, she is. ♪ push it good
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♪ push it good that's a perfect song. quite a bit of pushing going on at a tampa, florida, home. a pregnant mom not due to deliver for two more weeks got the surprise of her life.
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>> her 8-year-old daughter came to the rescue. edward lawrence of our tampa affiliate has the story. >> a big smile on his face. >> reporter: all births are memorable, but joseph james schneider's birth became a family affair. >> i was in the bathroom, and my water broke. i yelled for her, jasmine, grab the cordless phone and dial 911. >> reporter: 8-year-old jasmine called at 7:02 a.m. >> my mom's pregnant and her water just broke. she's in so much pain. >> i was freaking out. i was like, i'm home alone with my 8-year-old daughter. what am i going to do? even if i call somebody, they are not going to come quick enough. it happened so fast. >> reporter: two weeks early, all 5 pounds, 10 ounces of little joseph couldn't wait. >> they told me to get lots of towels and blankets. >> reporter: 13 minutes after the 911 call by jasmine started and before paramedics could arrive, joseph made his appearance. >> is your mom pushing or straining yet? >> mommy, are you pushing or straining?
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>> yes. >> yes. it was kind of hard. >> come here. hold the baby's head, please. >> she definitely stayed calm when she needed to. especially, i was hysterical. >> and big sister helped her little brother by bringing him into the world. >> she did a very good job. >> kudos to her. did you hear mom in the back ground? >> are you in pain? >> yes, get over here already. oh, wow. what a cool story to be able to tell the family forever and ever. what a cool big sister. >> good work there. >> good for them. very cool. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. coming up, we will have more news from "world news now." we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- developing right now. thousands are forced to evacuate after a wind-whipped wildfire quickly gets out of control. and the weather today could make for an even worse fire threat. war of words. karl rove makes remarks about hillary clinton's health, kicking off a political firestorm that has both sides firing back. breaking overnight, justin bieber under investigation for attempted robbery. what we learned about the pop star's latest trouble with the law. caught on camera. a scary scene for a motorcycle driver after finding himself in the path of an suv. good wednesday morning. we do begin with high heat and

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