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♪ >> last week paul mccartney postponed one concert in japan because of sickness and then
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canceled two more. now he had to pull the plug on the rest of his tour. >> he is hospitalized in tokyo this morning battling a viral infection. abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: he is one of rock's greatest living legends sir paul mccartney who turns 72 soon but never seems to slow down. mccartney was expected to perform to sold out crowds in japan where he and his band premiered a new music video called "appreciate." ♪ he is recovering from a mystery bug, one that landed him in a hospital in tokyo. ♪ >> reporter: his last video featured some of the biggest stars in the world. ♪ >> reporter: the good news mccartney is expected to make a full recovery and his upcoming american concert dates are still on. >> you guessed it, the beatles. >> reporter: as you may
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remember, february marked the 50th anniversary of the original boy band's arrival here and mccartney plans to conclude his u.s. tour in san francisco's candlestick park, the same place the beatles made their final official performance in america as the fab four. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> he doesn't like being away from his venues only his website he said he has only had to reschedule a couple of shows in his entire career. he hates to let people down. >> and that's some career. you know this is a big deal. the u.s. tour begins june 14th in lubbock, texas and ends at candlestick park. on august 14th. >> hopefully he is getting rest because he never stops. >> he looks incredible. sounds incredible. >> 72. >> ageless. >> amazing. coming up, "insomniac kitchen" this morning. we taste test a low-fat, low-calorie, guilty-free doughnut. can it actually taste good? we'll find out. ahead in our next half hour, the little patch of blue sky that gave hope to a man who fell
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70 feet in to the crack in the ice. it is an amazing tale of survival. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations
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♪ >> i have been smelling this box of doughnuts since the beginning of the show. >> we're under strict instructions not open the box until the appropriate time. >> they smell very good. as you know cupcakes so 2013, the hot cake is the doughnut and they even come in guilt-free
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varieties like these. >> a new shop opened up in new york that sells low-fat, low calorie doughnuts that are made the secret way. abc's travel and lifestyle editor genevieve shaw-brown took a taste test for our installment of "insomniac kitchen." >> reporter: it's a holey delight that could be a cupcake killer. a doughnut that claims to be ultra low fat and low cal. >> one day i walked away from the deep fryer and that's where the name came from. >> the company has been selling low cal delights just opened the first retail store in new york city. >> how do you get a doughnut to be low fat? i think doughnuts and think of guilt. >> we have a 22-step process. it avoids deep frying. they have three to four grams of fat, whereas the average has 30 to 40 grams of fat. >> reporter: those 22 steps baking isn't one of them.
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>> we don't say how you do it but if you bake it you get a bagel. we begin with bakers that hand roll and make each doughnut. when you come in each time your doughnut is made in front of you, frosted and served within seconds. >> let's go order one. >> here's a menu board up here. >> i think the chocolate frosted. >> with sprinkles? >> of course. need you ask? >> there you go. magic. >> it's warm. are we ready? that is very good. that is very, very good. the doughnut is warm. the frosting is melty. and the sprinkles are crunchy. it's delicious. really is. wait, how many calories is this? >> under 200. >> it does not taste less than 200 calories. >> fans should expect to see a holey doughnuts in your neighborhood soon. >> it is really good.
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>> really, really, really good. >> genevieve shaw-brown abc news, new york. >> are we convinced? >> we will be the judge of that. come on in, guys. >> we have our own taste testers here. >> they look good. >> they do look good. >> which box did diana smell? >> i will smell this one just for you, jack is. these look amazing. look at these. wait, where's the camera? over here. >> it's good. it's good. it's not as -- it doesn't taste as buttery, richy, oily. it is tasty. jordan, everybody, dig in. >> what do you see, coconut doughnut. i'm taking that for my mother-in-law. she likes coconut. wow. >> good. >> really good, right? >> they are a different color. is anyone noticing they are a different color. >> john, you have chocolate all over your mouth. that's what you get when you eat in front of a camera.
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all righty. time for "the mix." as we still enjoy our holey doughnuts. i have been sniffing these boxes the whole newscast. we are starting with a video we see these all the time. this is epic. this guy's name is jack higher. he met a fellow university of montana student in 2010 and decided he was going to marry her. he knew it. his studies took him to 26 countries and he lip synced in every place he went to a little bit in each place. ♪ let's take a listen. these are all different locations. ♪ there you have it, cambodia, israel, china, greece, london, turkey.
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it goes on and on. >> pretty cool. >> i think he is ready to get married. he's seen a lot of the world. this is awesome. you know how dogs help out. check this out. a dog helping mom change a 2-year-old's diaper, gets a fresh diaper and brings it to the mom who's changing her daughter there and gets the doggy high five and carries the dirty diaper in his mouth no less and carries it to the garbage can. he puts it in the disposal. >> i need him to introduce himself to devin. polka time, brand new one. from the sea air and space museum ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ cats that do amazing tricks on the web in the mix ♪ that's the "world news now" polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide away and you are not wearing pants.♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance
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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather as millions travel this holiday weekend from powerful winds to flash floods to giant hailstones causing extensive damage. the outlook for memorial day. facing justice, the man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and holding her captive for a decade has his day in court. his alleged victim's story and the latest on the investigation. terror train. a camera on a speeding locomotive reports the moment of impact as a train hits a car. the driver's condition this morning and her explanation. an actors drama. the real life scare for hollywood superstar george clooney. was he a target of a crime at his multimillion-dollar vacation home? that's in "the skinny" on this friday, may 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with
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john muller and diana perez. >> tgif, everybody. getaway friday for memorial day weekend. i'm getting away to my home but that is good enough. down on the shore. going to grill and do all of those good americana things. >> on monday it will be the 80s around here but monday. >> a little dicey. >> not a complete washout but you have to duck some -- it's not beach weather. put it that way. >> there are parts of the country where they don't have good weather. >> we'll take it. we are not cold like the folks in michigan and all of that. we begin with the bad weather in most of the country. in most areas rain, wind, hail and flooding but in northern nevada dust. >> it came from a dry the lake bed kicked up by a thunderstorm. visibility fell to less than a mile in the reno area. abc's meteorologist ginger zee has details of some of the other weather problems we will be seeing. >> the entire side of this building has fallen -- >> reporter: tornado in new york
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just northwest of albany, only hours ago. >> numerous homes destroyed. >> reporter: several damaged home at least one destroyed power lines down and trees snapped. >> we never had a storm like that right in this area. >> reporter: severe storms rocketing across the northeast. the streets of reading, pennsylvania, filling with hail. golf ball-sized hail from wilmington, delaware to pennsylvania. >> all hail just broke loose. >> smashing through the skylight at the berkshire mall. the storm shutting down train service between washington, d.c. and baltimore. the bay bridge in maryland temporarily shut down. >> here it comes, bro. >> reporter: and in denver, tornado warnings. hail peppering streets and the severe threat, unfortunately, stays in pockets with us today. let's look at it. for south carolina and north carolina on this friday, we kick off the holiday weekend with the potential for hail, damaging wind and brief tornado and another pocket in new mexico and texas. i want to take you through
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majority of the memorial day weekend is going to be drier in the mid-atlantic and northeast after we get through our friday. but right in the center, if you are traveling air or just driving around, you will see showers and certainly the chance of thunderstorms. ginger zee, abc news, new york. the wildfire sweeping through steep terrain in northern arizona has now grown to 11.5 square miles. the fire has blackened a scenic recreation area between flagstaff and sedona and flames are a few miles away from homes. fire crews are finally making progress. they expect to announce some containment this morning. let's look at the friday weather. scattered showers and thunderstorms in the northeast. also in the south atlantic coast. the storms in the plains could be severe and that is true for denver down to west texas and new mexico and rain in the forecast for the northwest. >> cool temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the northeast. in the 70s most of the midwest but in the 80s for the south and lower midwest. and around 70 on the west coast. well, bail has been set at
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$1 million for the california man accused of kidnapping his ex girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter and holding her captive ten years. the woman now 25 has come forward with allegations of her horrific abuse. but as devin dwyer tells us, some are questioning her story. >> reporter: her story sounds like a nightmare, kidnapping, rape, physical abuse over ten years. now relief to be home. >> more for my mom and my sisters. >> reporter: the alleged victim, who does not want to be identified clutching the young daughter, fathered by her alleged captor. that man, isidro garcia, appearing in court is her mother's ex-boyfriend. the man who she says assaulted her made her change her identity and married her. >> i was 15, i could do nothing. i just did what he want. >> reporter: she said she tried to escape twice but was beaten
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and kept in emotional chains. police calling it brainwashing. in april, she found courage to speak out, contacting her sister on facebook and going to this police station. many neighbors who knew the couple doubt her story. >> treat her like a queen. >> she could have easily gotten rid of him. >> reporter: garcia's attorney claims it is a messy breakup. >> sometimes people get very le belligerent during the divorce process and separation process. people say things that aren't true. >> reporter: they say the alleged abuse could have easily been hidden. >> what we are looking at is a person who didn't know what to do. because she's already trained to be passive in a violent situation. >> reporter: her accuse kidnapper faces 19 years to life in prison if convicted. devin dwyer, abc news, los angeles. the end of the school year can't come soon enough for most student and apparently for some teachers, too. it may come much sooner for a middle schoolteacher in atlanta who was caught on camera yelling expletives. at her students.
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losing her temper was bad enough, but she also insulted the students' parents. >> whoa. teacher was pulled from the classroom as soon as the principal found out about the rant. the school says the incident is under investigation. the teacher is not currently working with students. >> i have a funny feeling that's a fireable offense. where is she if she is not working with students? >> the parent who was offended by the insults to the students' mothers urged her son to record that. there was another rant apparently two months earlier. they had a feeling another one was coming. >> the school by the way crawford long middle school in southwest atlanta. >> not good. >> not at all. portions of an interstate in southern alabama are closed overnight after a major fire. police say two tractor-trailers collided on a bridge in the mobile area and burst in to flames upon impact.
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one of the drivers was killed. the trucks were hauling oil and grease which are now leaking in to that river. this one is tough to watch but you should know that everyone is okay. there it is. a woman learning to drive a stick shift barely escapes with her life after this collision in orlando. the car became stalled on the track just as the train was approaching. after she got out of the infiniti, the 28-year-old driver was hit by flying debris but will be okay. more trouble for the world's second biggest personal computermaker hewlett-packard plans to layoff as many as 16,000 more workers on top of 34,000 already announced. ceo meg whitman says hp's turn around remains on track, but she wants to make the company "nimble." whitman is trying to reduce hp's reliance on personal computers. mcdonald's was in the cross hairs inside and outside of its annual meeting. protesters calling for higher wages for fast food workers. they were back outside of mcdonald's headquarters. unlike the day before there were
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no arrests. this time inside, the fast ceo said that mcdonald's provides fair and competitive wages and provides opportunities. researchers at the rand corporation say the lack of exercise and our diets may not be the main culprits. they found inexpensive food and our tendency to buy lots of it is to blame. they suggest imposing taxes on food with low nutritional value to nudge people toward healthier diets. >> that sounds ridiculous. if you ask me. hold back and not get charged. >> the good food is too expensive and now the bad food you want to tax. >> tax our food. that's the answer. >> there you go. as we enter memorial day weekend, it is important to remember the holiday is to honor the men and women who is died serving our nation's military. that's why a small flag was placed at every grave in arlington national cemetery. the army's ceremonial unit is responsible for putting all the flags in place. the more than 280,000 flags will be collected again after memorial day. of course millions of us will spend at least some of the
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weekend in traffic. aaa says just over 36 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend. that's 1.5% more than last year. 80% will go by automobile. experts say if you want to avoid traffic trouble, you should be on the road before 9:00 this morning. >> wow. >> all right. plenty of those traveling this weekend will be heading to the beach. that's why our friend dr. beaches has his list of the best public beaches in the u.s. >> tops on the list, duke kahanamoku in waikiki, it is clean, safe barefoot beach, the rest of the top five, here we go. barefoot beach in florida. saint george island state park florida, hawaiian beaches coming in at numbers four and five, one in oahu and the others in maui. >> have you been to those, diana?
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>> i have but not the ones on the list. >> i have been to maui. i'm not sure if i was on that one or not. >> okay, wow. >> check two off of the ten. have you ever been to a bad beach? >> yes. it's like pizza. >> there's good and better pizza. there is no such thing. >> i grew up in new york you are asking me, rockaway. coney island. rock, rock, rock away beach. not so bad. still a beach. >> growing up they were meccas, they were not bad. i love them all. i still do. but compared to maui, they are not maui i should say. >> i'm going upscale at jones beach. >> nice. there you go. >> i'd still go to rockaway today if i had the opportunity. >> send us for a road trip. charlie sheen proves once again he is never at a loss of words when he is angry. why he is upset with rihanna. first, he was alone, injured and stuck in an icy mountain tra vas. an ordeal captured on video and the remarkable story of survival. you are watching "world news now." ♪ you're as cold as ice
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an american researcher exploring the himalayas is thankful to be alive after falling 70 feet in to an icy crevasse. he was alone, injured and far from help. >> a small patch of sky was his
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guiding light and inch by inch he pulled himself out documenting the whole ordeal the all along. >> reporter: this is a survival selfie. >> this arm i can't use. >> reporter: this man from kentucky is in the middle of the himalayas and in a whole world of trouble, leading a research team and hiking alone on a relatively flat snow field. the experienced climber has just fallen 70 feet into a crevasse, a deep crack in the ice, landing on a ledge three feet wide. with a broken arm and ribs, that thin wedge of blue sky is his only way out. >> i was getting hypothermic five minutes of being in there. the only thing that was going to save me is fighting to get out. before it got dark. >> reporter: the decisions he will make could mean life or death. >> i can't go that way at all. >> my reaction when i looked at it is can this be real? >> it was far too unpleasant a
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place to be to get to to try to fake for sure. >> reporter: these stories of survival are the stuff of blockbusters. the void gave us a glimpse of plunging to almost certain death. >> this marks 24 hours of being stuck. >> reporter: in 127 hours we saw the determination and grit needed to get out. it took six hours to climb out of here. another day for help to arrive. once upon a time people survived to tell the story. john told the story and then survived. hamish mcdonald, abc news, london. >> you wonder, if you were in that situation, could you have made it out? >> right. >> incredible. >> you have to believe -- obviously his determination to get out, but he had skills that a regular person does not have. >> yes, he's a pro. >> clearly he was very fortunate that he made it out. >> this guy doesn't quit. he will stay at his hotel in kathmandu for a couple of weeks
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and recover and then go to peru for another climbing trip in a few weeks. >> wow. he was with a group of environmental scientists that were collecting ice and snow samples to study the rate of pollution melting glaciers. that's why he was out there. he is not just out taking pretty pictures. he has a reason to be out there. the six hours to get out of the crevasse was the beginning. he had to wait three hours. he had to wait in a tent overnight for rescuers. he was in a lot of pain and look at him, still determined to get out there. >> you see the patch of blue sky. had he not landed on that ledge, he would have gone further down. >> yeah. >> nuts. when we come back, george clooney's italian vila robbed. and what would a morning be without a kim and kanye update? coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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skinny so skinny ♪ >> topping it off this morning our continuing play by play coverage of the kim kardashian and kanye west nuptials set for tomorrow. >> away we go. the latest ladies night in paris. kim and sisters and closest friends out on the town. kim posting these pictures on insgram visiting the louvre and eiffel tower at night. they had a private dinner at the salon. price tag $400 per person.
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earlier in the day, the groom was on the town doing last-minute shopping with his dad ray. they stopped at hermes. the whole troup is scheduled to fly to florence for the wedding. we will stay in europe for the next story. unwanted visitors at george clooney's super luxurious italian villa. >> the robbers first stop, the wine cellar, where he helped himself to a bottle and tried to get in to the main house. clooney was not at home at the $42 million mansion on italy's lake como. when the 29-year -old man from romania got in after climbing over the wall. >> one of clooney's maintenance staff saw him, called the cops. the guy was arrested. clooney making plans for an italian wedding to his fiance. >> take the bottle of wine on the way out. not on the way in. it makes you less effective as a burglar. >> i'm starting to wonder whether that was his only goal. no intention of hitting any other part of the house. just wanted the wine. moving on to this.
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charlie sheen has a few choice words for rihanna. after finding himself at the same restaurant in santa monica. the actor was with his fiance who is a big fan of the singer. he sent word asking if they could meet. rihanna said no. that set charlie off on a twitter rant. >> he wrote, sorry were not kool enough to warrant a blessing from the princess, or in this case the village idiot. >> there was word the paparazzi may have made her so shy. he wrote, if you don't want to get bothered, don't leave your house. >> i don't know why he feels the need to attack. two wrongs not making a right. why does she have to come and meet you? >> exactly. i agree. whitney houston is getting a lifetime tv treatment. a new movie about the late singer's relationship with husband bobby brown is in the works. it will follow the couple from the first time they met through their courtship and tempestuous marriage.
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>> oscar-nominated actress angela bassett has been tabbed to direct the movie. it's her first time behind the camera.
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narcotics and anti-inflammatories to try to get them out on the field. >> we're in a very serious fire season, more serious than we have seen before. >> it's throwing 100-foot flames off the top of these ponderosa pines. we are doing what we can to corral it and get out ahead of it. >> what's next for me? i don't know. so i'm exactly in the same boat as many of you. >> stop worrying so much, okay. stop being scared of the unknown. nothing is a failure. it's just not supposed to work out that way because something better is supposed to come along. >> i didn't have anyone to look up to when i lost my leg. to be able to show kids or anybody who has a challenge, any kind of challenge, that you can still live an amazing life. >> i'm privileged to pronounce you spouses for life. you may now kiss your husband. [ applause ]
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we are following this morning on "world news now". many areas are cleaning up after strong thunderstorms, hail, flooding and even tornados and there's more on the way. we'll get the memorial day forecast from accu-weather in just a moment. all right. >> man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her for ten years is held on a million dollar bail. they claim they were going through a nasty breakup. pope francis is set to visit georgia and the west bank and israel during a three-day visit to the middle east tomorrow. there had been questions whether the pope was healthy enough to undertake that journey. as we head to the memorial day weekend, a small flag has been placed at every grave at arlington national cemetery. took the unit about three hours to place more than 280,000 flags there and at another cemetery in washington.
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those are some of the top stories on this friday, may 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. all right. good friday morning, everybody. we begin with that severe weather in many parts of the country. thunderstorms, rain, high winds and in eastern pennsylvania hail, strong enough to cause damage. the hailstones shattered the skylights of the mall, sending pieces of glass to the shoppers below. it covered an area with icy slush. made driving and walking treacherous. most people had to seek shelter as quickly as possible. it is believed to be a tornado that touched down in delaware 40 miles east of baltimore. about a dozen homes were destroyed. at least two people injured. one man was pulled from the rubble of his mobile home. he was recovering from surgery. he couldn't escape the storm. the storm left a trail of uprooted trees and downed power lines. another suspected tornado, this one near albany, new york, destroyed at least one home and
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damaged others. the winds were stronger than 100 miles an hour and knocked over two tractor-trailers. large hail also fell on the area from the black skies. meteorologists were stunned by the force of the storm. amazingly, though no deaths or injuries were reported. severe weather could pose a threat today in a big portion of the country. >> let's get the holiday weekend outlook from steph davis. accuweather forecaster. good morning. >> thank you, john and diana. we have a threat of severe weather from the northern to western half of texas for our friday. showers, thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail. mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. these storms fueled by this tropical moisture coming up from the gulf of mexico. associated with that moisture is this upper level disturbance that will actually help for the arizona wildfires because we'll see increased moisture in the air and some isolated showers. looking ahead to our memorial day holiday, though, the southwest is going to be hot. triple-digit temperatures. the northwest will be cooler. much of the mid section
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will ee remain unsettled and east coast, you are the lucky ones, sunny and gorgeous weather for memorial day monday. john and diana, back to you. >> thank you. turning back to the arizona fires you mentioned. the wildfire near sedona has charred 1 charred 11 1/2 square miles. after days of zero percent containment, firefighters are starting to finally get a handle on it. abc's ryan owens is there. >> reporter: on the fire line, hot shot crews are on the lookout, making sure flames do not jump out of this deep canyon. >> if they see a big flare-up they tell us immediately to get out of there. >> firefighters torched a lot of this on purpose to create a fire break, to starve the flames of fuel and save hundreds of homes. with more than 800 firefighters here and an air arsenal of helicopters and tankers, the commander is cautiously confident. >> that does not mean that we're out of the woods by any way, shape or form. it means we have a place to start anchoring and tying the
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pieces of the puzzle together. >> renee stone isn't taking chances. she is packing up picture and a trunk with something very special inside. >> when are you getting married? >> in june, the end of june. >> here? >> here in the backyard. >> reporter: she has this message for firefighters. >> thank you. thank you for everything that you are doing and stay safe. you are doing a great job. >> reporter: they have gotten help from mother nature. the winds have slowed and the smoke settled. look at the cloud of soot and ash obscuring the famed red rocks of sedona. as is often the case, the wind picks up here in the afternoon and early evening, but that's actually good news for the town of sedona. the smoke has cleared and you can now see those beautiful canyons behind me, just in time for the long holiday weekend. ryan owens, abc news, sedona, arizona. the second time in recent weeks united airlines aircraft have been involved in a near collision. the latest at bush intercontinental airport.
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the air traffic controller gave incorrect instructions for one plane to turn right instead of left putting it in the path of another aircraft. they were 8/10 of a mile apart, a second or two from impact. the faa is investigating that. a delta plane flying honolulu to japan was forced to make an emergency landing. the only nearby airstrip was on wake island in the pacific ocean. the plane had mechanical problems with one of the two engines and another plane was sent to pick up the passengers. a senate will consider a bill to end bulk collection of american's phone records. the house passed the bill yesterday. some supporters complained it was a watered down version. the collection was first revealed by nsa leaker edward snowden. a top republican claims the obama administration was more interested in managing the media than actually handling the benghazi crisis. california republican darrell issa says a still classified state department e-mail talks about asking you tube to take down a video that may have
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provoked the attack. he says the e-mail was sent while islamic militants were attacking. the diplomatic mission in the libyan city. the head of the veterans administration sending out a message to vets that the v.a. will do better. this comes after calls for shinseki to be fired after the scandal at the v.a. hospital. here's abc's molly hunter. >> reporter: veterans affairs secretary eric shinseki isn't backing down, vowing to fix delays in v.a. health care, addressing the scandal plaguing the second largest federal agency. facing allegations that v.a. officials improperly delayed appointments and falsified records for some veterans the v.a. chief responded thursday. the v.a. will do even better, he wrote, if any allegations are substantiated, we will act. ground zero for the current scandal, a phoenix v.a. hospital where whistle-blower said as many as 40 veterans died while waiting up to two years to see a doctor.
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rob neighbors, president obama's assigned point person is there investigating. >> we realized patients were dying because of it. that's the point where we said we can't take this anymore. >> reporter: the corps is calling for shinseki to step down, it's grown louder. >> i have not called for general shinseki to resign but i'm getting closer. here's the point. this isn't about one person. this isn't about the secretary. it's about the entire system underneath him. >> reporter: secretary shinseki has launched an audit of all 150 v.a. hospitals and 820 outpatient clinics. he said at least 200 staffers will be involved in the investigation. we can expect an update as early as next week. john and diana? >> molly, thank you. an incredible life-saving moment caught on camera in south china. a man successfully caught a baby that fell from a second story window. wow. as you see several good
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samaritan were holding their hands out after spotting the 1-year-old on the ledge. there it is in slow motion. the man who caught the child brushed off his heroic actions saying it was human instinct. >> wow. back at home, strange incident near boston. a family got a scare when a goat jumped through their window in to their house, ran around for a while in the family's sun room, jumping furniture and breaking a lamp. a neighbor who owns a farm there got it dragged off outside. no one has claimed the goat so far. strange one, right? >> oh, no. look at this picture. >> now to this. a man in tennessee has a 10-year-old to thank for saving his life. during a church basketball game on tuesday night charles lewis collapsed on the court. so sebastian grabbed a defibrillator and shocked lewis' heart and that helped him survive. he had been taught to use the machine by his computer class teacher. >> she takes it upon herself to get these kids ready to save my
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life. that's cool. >> talk about good timing. sherry lynn dawson teaches her students cpr and how to use a defibrillator because her father suffered from heart issues. she does this every valentine's day. charles lewis is expected to make a full recovery. what an incredible story. >> cool he was paying attention when the teacher was talking. >> apparently he was like should i get the defibrillator. he couldn't wait to spring in to action and he did. >> these are the kinds of things the universe just kind of works its magic. who would have thought, right? nobody else in the room knew what to do but this 10-year-old just learned to do this. he sprung in to action. that's awesome. >> good for him. we move on to birthday wishes this morning here on "world news now" and because they are for a special lady this is our favorite story of the day. >> happy, happy, happy birthday to jeralean talley of michigan. she happens to be the oldest living american.
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amazingly she is turning 115 years old today. >> that is something. >> that is not a typo. >> she has been the oldest living american since she was 113. we're told by the experts she is just the 31st person ever to turn 115 years old. congratulations to her. >> you brought up a good point during our facebook tease about her. >> 1899. >> that's right. >> there may never be another person born in the 1800s around. >> that's it. >> there is a 116-year-old man in japan as well. >> that's right. these are the only two that we know of. there might be a couple more, but 1800s, that's it. pretty crazy. coming up in "insomniac theater," drew barrymore and adam sandler's new movie and a new chapter of "the x"-men franchise. also ahead, speaking his mind. >> and outspoken billionaire mark cuban comments on race and the nba. the firestorm on social media. later, never shower again. we will check out the hygiene product and does it pass the
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hd-approximate. hd-3. the controversy over nba and race has a new twist this morning. first the l.a. clippers owner and the man that owns the mavericks is making waves. >> ryan smith has more on what he said and what he is and is
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not apologizing for. >> reporter: mark cuban causing a stir. >> we are all prejudiced in one way or another. >> reporter: with cameras rolling during an exclusive interview with "inc. magazine" the dallas mavericks owner speaks his mind. >> if i see a black kid in a hoodie and it is late at night i'm walking to the other side of the street and if on that side of the street there's a guy that has tattoos all over his face, white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere, i'm walking back to the other side of the street. >> reporter: the outspoken billionaire making these comments at a sensitive time for the nba in the wake of donald sterling's infamous rant earning him a lifetime ban. he called his remarks abhorrent. as a fellow team owner, he's not said how he will vote. >> treating anyone differently for race, religion or any other reason is wrong but it doesn't mean you won't have those thoughts from time to time. we all succumb to those. to me that makes me a hypocrite
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in some respects by trying to hold someone to a different standard. >> cuban's comments going viral, especially on twitter where some called him a racist but many including a lot of pundits, came to his defense. >> i want to emphasize i have no absolutely, positively no -- problem, whatsoever, with what mark cuban had to say. zero. >> reporter: after referencing quote a black kid in a hoodie, he apologized to trayvon martin's family but said he stands by the words and substance of what he said. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> i'm not sure why he said it at all, right? >> here's the thing, no matter what we say somebody will have a problem with what you say. >> better believe it. >> i happen to think one random guy on tv who they said didn't have a problem with mark cuban doesn't set the bar for everybody should feel about what he said. who cares what one guy says. this is interesting, if you if you acknowledge the internal biases that cause you to think
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of crossing the street when -- you see a black kid in a hoodie and you you cross the street anyway, then you've made no progress at all. that's very true. essentially that's what mark cuban was saying. he is saying i acknowledge i have these feelings, but i still cross the street. you are the racist as the rest of them. that's what think progress says. >> i don't know what to think. all right. let's go to this tease. coming up, the product that promises to leave you springtime fresh without a hot, soapy shower. >> it is so-called tonic and you will see who's putting it to the smell test. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ >> here's a fact, americans bathe a lot, wouldn't you say? >> yeah, we are. >> imagine never using soap or shampoo ever again. >> not so much. a new product that you spray on. its maker claims it will do wonders for your skin. abc's nick watt checked out a reporter who's given it a try. >> reporter: every day for a month julia scott sprayed herself, 20 million bacteria in every spritz. >> did you smell? >> yes. i did smell. >> reporter: she took three three-minute showers but no soap, shampoo or deodorant. >> i was afraid to sit down next to somebody on a crowded bus and having them gag. >> reporter: the writer for the "new york times" was in a trial for this brand new product. basically a bacteria the makers say our ancient ancestors were covered in and claim it may make
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our skin soft and moist and our sweat lest stinky. >> a bacteria like dirt. >> dirt. like dirt. >> the inventor swears by his product and says he hasn't showered in 12 years. no joke. >> you stop missing it. you know, it gives me a little extra time every day because i don't have to shower. our ancestors never bathed. >> reporter: our producer sniffed him. >> no, i think you smell great. >> good. >> reporter: well, will this catch on? >> no. maybe in france. [ laughter ] >> not here. >> reporter: with grungy bearded types, perhaps. >> is that appealing to you principle? >> we're not english. >> reporter: the european market will be huge. back to julia. did you notice a difference? >> yes. my skin became more soft to the touch. i noticed that my face, which is prone to hormonally related
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breakouts did clear up. >> reporter: was it the spray? she can't say for sure. what if it gets in your mouth? now you are showing off. >> reporter: would you? could you? will you? nick watt, abc news, san francisco. >> so, i have a question. >> yeah. >> did you happen to know there was a market for this kind of product? >> i did not know this. who is the market for this? >> i don't know. i didn't realize there were people looking for -- >> hey, there you go. >> you like to take showers. >> most people enjoy showers. >> i think i'm going to give it up. i'm just going to buy that product and spray it on. >> you are giving up showers. >> yes. >> well this situation here won't be happening for long if that is the case. >> i like a shower it feels good. get the grime off. forget about the smell, sometimes you need to -- >> it feels good. the vapor and you feel fresh. >> most creative thoughts in the shower. >> do you really? >> just pop in my head. >> creative people say that a
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♪ it's time for "insomniac theater." for the memorial day weekend we have a romantic comedy and blockbuster to review. >> first up "blended" adam sandler and drew barrymore team up for a third time after "50 first dates" and "the wedding singer." he's a widower with three daughters and she's a divorced mother with two boys. and a first date is a blind date and it's a disaster. but sometime later they happen to both end up at is a family safari resort in africa. >> lost his parents. so being cared for by mama and papa lion. even in nature, there are blended families. >> that's nice. >> sweet.
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>> i may have misread that situation. >> all right. the critics are actually being kinder than you may expect. us weekly" mara reinstein says this flick is really, really dumb but gets by thanks to the sweet chemistry of its stars and "la times" gary goldstien says it is often funny largely enjoyable romp. the trick, manage your expectations. >> that's the trick in life, manage your expectations. the big movie event. "x-men: days of future past" is the 7th in the superhero series and features the x-men going back in time working with the younger versions of . themselves to change the past and save the species. key action takes place in the 1970s. richard nixon makes an appearance and the vietnam war is in the picture, too.
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>> what are you? >> this x-men installment gets a 92 rating on rotten tomatoes. a successful movie because the spectacle never outweighs the story or more importantly its characters. and dallas morning news, the movie earns its keep with inspired one off moments that showcase a mischievous sense of humor. it will have a big weekend for sure. >> certainly looks good but i think you have to be an x-men fan to really enjoy it. >> i saw a couple and thought they were good. >> is it the kind of thing you can jump in at number three. >> i don't know to be honest with you. but memorial day weekend i'm just grilling. >> i'm not going to the movies. >> don't go to the movies, grill have a good time. good time.
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this morning on "world news now," violent storms marking the beginning of the memorial day weekend from powerful winds and tornados to hailstorms in the northeast. as firefighters in arizona hope for a rainy holiday weekend. >> health scare. the mysterious virus that sent sir paul mccartney to the hospital. the cancelled concerts and response from fans and prognosis from his doctors. diet doughnuts? the sweet secrets behind holey dounuts. they are only 200 calories apiece. >> it is really, really really good. >> can a doughnut that is not fried taste good? we will see for ourselves in insomniac kitchen. it is friday, may 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with
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john muller and diana perez. tgif. get away friday, by the way. for memorial day weekend and we have doughnuts, sort of. >> more importantly we have doughnuts. we actually can't even open the box. >> we're not allowed. >> we are not allowed to open the box. >> executive producer greg said we can't open the box we can't even smell the box. that's not true. i'm going to smell them. hold on. >> don't open the box. you'll be fired. >> they smell pretty good. >> apparently they are so unique you have to eat them within a certain amount of time when they come out fresh. >> they make them fresh on the spot when you order them. >> they're not fried. not like the regular dunkin' donuts -- i was trying not to say dunkin' donuts. they're like -- anyway. >> i'm skeptical. they look good. >> we're going to find out -- we don't know if they look good. >> i saw them on the video. we will find out if they taste good. >> don't you open the box. >> i won't open the box. i promise. they are not like dunkin donuts. >> should we get started?
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>> let's get started. severe weather plaguing much of the country. heavy rain around denver caused flash flooding making some roads impassable. it was the third day of storms there. but colorado isn't the only place with weather problems. our coverage continues with abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: from the west to the east, mother nature has us on the run. in illinois, hail and big strong enough to break car windows. >> they were starting to bust out and the glass started flying. it was really scary for a while. >> nickel size to quarter size to full inch. >> in delaware, golf ball size hail turns spring to fall sweeping the leaves from the trees. >> all hail just broke loose. >> reporter: they smarkd the skylight of the mall. >> reporter: the streets of reading, pennsylvania, were under a white carpet of hail. a severe storm swept through the northeast and midwest. >> i heard a lot of banging. i went back and as soon as i went back the window blew out. >> reporter: a tornado struck in new york west of albany damaging several homes and trees, downing power lines.
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on the other side of the country, new wildfires raging in arizona. firefighters staring them down on the frontlines. more than 800. air support from helicopters and tankers. 4800 acres burning out of control. >> it's a war. the winds are kicking in. this is a big fire. there's a lot going on. >> reporter: renee stone is getting out, hoping she can return and get married in her backyard next month. she has a holiday message for firefighters. >> thank you. thank you for everything that you are doing and stay safe and you are doing a great job. >> reporter: larry jacobs, abc news, new york. damp weather moving in to arizona today brings encouraging news for firefighters. >> our coverage continues at accu-weather with forecaster steph davis has our holiday weekend forecast. good morning, steph. >> reporter: thank you, john and diana. we have a threat of severe weather from the northern to the western half of texas for our friday. showers, thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. these storms are fueled by this
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area of tropical moisture coming up from the gulf of mexico. associated with that moisture, we have this upper-level low that will actually help for the arizona wildfires. will see increased moisture in the air and isolated showers. not a lot, but every little bit will help. as we head for our memorial day monday, the southwest will heat up. triple-digit temperatures across much of the region. cooler in the northwest, much of the nation's midsection will remain unsettled. the east coast, you guys are lucky. a gorgeous memorial day on tap for you. john, diana, back to you. >> steph davis at accu-weather, thank you. another body recovered from the march mudslide in washington state. the medical examiner will determine whether the remains of those are steven hadaway or molly kristine regelbrugge. they are the only two people missing. authorities ended the active search for bodies last month but work continues to rebuild a highway through the area. pope francis is set to make a historic visit to the middle east tomorrow. the pope is expected to visit jesus' birthplace in the west
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bank city of bethlehem. he is going to a refugee camp in the west bank. there were questions whether he was healthy enough to travel given he recently cancelled appointments citing health reasons. >> the pope's visit to such attention filled area is not without conflict. some ultra orthodox jews are protesting him to celebrate mass in the upper room because it would be over king david's tomb. on the other hand, both israelis and palestinians have been putting together the finishing touches the gift they plan to present to the pope. tensions in ukraine with the presidential election two days away, pro-russian insurgents have killed 16 ukrainian soldiers. in an attack on a military checkpoint in eastern ukraine. the central government acknowledged that it will be impossible to hold the vote in some areas because of the violence. life continues much the same in thailand despite a military takeover. there were hardly any troops on the street as vendors set up their stalls once the curfew expired. the second time in eight years generals have taken over the government.
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new documents are shedding light on the boston marathon bombing. they are raising doubts whether the two brothers accused of pulling off the attack really acted alone. more now from abc's brian ross. >> reporter: until now the fbi maintained two people were responsible for the deadly marathon bomb. the two tsarnaev brothers. tamerlan killed in a shootout later and dzhokhar, now awaiting trial. but as abc news reported the marathon bombs were surprisingly sophisticated and in court documents filed this week the government admitted it would have been difficult for the tsarnaevs to fabricate successfully without training or access from others. >> for them to be as successful as they were they did training somewhere. they did some sort of practices. it was very well-planned and very well-executed. >> reporter: the government says searches of the tsarnaev's homes and cars found no evidence of gunpowder. quote, suggesting that others
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had built or at least helped the tsarnaevs build the bombs. officials know the elder met chechen rebels a year before the attack but congressional investigators say the fbi failed to fully follow up on that connection. >> i think had we taken a second look we could have stopped this. >> reporter: adding to the concerns of some foreign terror involvement, the government now says is the full text of what the younger brother wrote as he hid from police in that boat, scrawled on the wall of the vessel and obscured by bullet holes as seen in this photo obtained by abc news bear the hallmarks of al qaeda. "know you are fighting men who look in to the barrel of your gun and see heaven. stop killing our innocent people and we will stop." congressman mike mccall has called for a further investigation into whether others were involved. officials at the fbi say all leads have been exhausted and at this point no other suspects have been identified. brian ross, abc news, new york.
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actor michael jace has been formally charged with killing his wife. the star that played a police officer in the fx series "the shield." appeared in a los angeles courtroom yesterday. bail set at $2 million. jace called 911 and said he shot his wife april. the couple's children were home at the time. police are trying to determine if financial problems led to that shooting. o.j. simpson's attorneys have filed an appeal to his kidnapping and armed robbery conviction. they're hoping to get a new trial, claiming his notoriety tainted the case. simpson was sentenced to 9 to 33 years for the confrontation at a vegas hotel. he claims he was trying to retrieve his stolen memorabilia and didn't know his friends were armed. last year, a judge rejected the appeal claiming his previous lawyer botched his trial. 50 democratic senators have written to roger goodell urging him to change the name of the washington redskins. in the letter, they call it a racist slur that has no place in professional sports. they asked the nfl to move with
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the same swiftness the nba showed in dealing with the donald sterling controversy. the redskins owner has refused to change the name citing tradition. meanwhile, president obama visiting the baseball hall of fame in upstate new york there. he talked about increasing tourism and got an up close look at baseball memorabilia. the president gripped a bat once used by babe ruth and held a ball used by president taft. the first president to make a ceremonial pitch. hall of fame play. dodgers yasiel puig last night making a sensational catch against the mets. before long, social media, check it out, calling it the catch of the year which is something seeing it is only late may. by the way, as i'm sure you know, the mets won that game. >> you have to win once every once in a while. i guess it was our time. at least i don't root for the cubs and you know what i'm talking about. >> oh. >> we're all in the same boat. competitive game there. speaking of competition that's what some high school
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students in duluth, minnesota were involved in. >> 80 of them took to the water in their boats made of cardboard. they had themes and some floated better than others. >> it may seem fun but it was serious academic pursuit. they are the final projects after a semester of studying flotation and buoyancy. >> give them props here. only in the mid-50s yesterday morning a the water must have been pretty chilly. >> whoa! >> i'm sure it was in everyone's best interest to stay in the boat. no one was slacking off. >> motivation, forget a's and bs. don't get wet. it's good. coming up -- it sounds too good to be true. too good to be delicious. low fat 200 calorie doughnut. we'll find out how they taste. paul mccartney's health care. he canceled concerts and went to the hospital. the encouraging prognosis coming up. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪
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♪ >> last week paul mccartney postponed one concert in japan because of sickness and then canceled two more.
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now he had to pull the plug on the rest of his tour. in asia. >> the former beatle is hospitalized in tokyo this morning battling a viral infection. abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: he is one of rock's greatest living legends sir paul mccartney who turns 72 soon but never seems to slow down. mccartney was expected to perform to sold out crowds in japan where he and his band premiered a new music video called "appreciate." ♪ he is recovering from a mystery bug, one that landed him in a hospital in tokyo. ♪ >> reporter: his last video featured some of the biggest stars in the world. ♪ >> reporter: the good news mccartney is expected to make a full recovery and his upcoming american concert dates are still on. >> you guessed it, the beatles. >> reporter: as you may
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remember, february marked the 50th anniversary of the original boy band's arrival here and mccartney plans to conclude his u.s. tour in san francisco's candlestick park, the same place the beatles made their final official performance in america as the fab four. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> he doesn't like being away from his venues. on his website he said he has only had to reschedule a couple of shows in his entire career. he hates to let people down. >> and that's some career. you know this is a big deal. the u.s. tour begins june 14th in lubbock, texas and ends at candlestick park. on august 14th. >> hopefully he is getting rest because he never stops. >> he looks incredible. sounds incredible. >> 72. >> ageless. >> amazing. coming up, "insomniac kitchen" this morning. we taste test a low-fat, low-calorie, guilt-free doughnut. can it actually taste good?
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we'll find out. ahead in our next half hour, the little patch of blue sky that gave hope to a man who fell 70 feet in to the crack in the ice. it is an amazing tale of survival. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ >> i have been smelling this box of doughnuts since the beginning of the show. >> we're under strict instructions not open the box until the appropriate time. >> i don't know what they look like. >> they smell very good. as you know cupcakes so 2013, the hot cake is the doughnut and they even come in guilt-free varieties like these.
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>> a new shop opened up in new york that sells low-fat, low calorie doughnuts that are made the secret way. abc's travel and lifestyle editor genevieve shaw-brown took a taste test for our installment of "insomniac kitchen." >> reporter: it's a holey delight that could be a cupcake killer. a doughnut that claims to be ultra low fat and low cal. >> one day i walked away from the deep fryer and that's where i said holy cow, these are really good. that's where the name came from. >> the company has been selling low cal delights just opened the first retail store in new york city. they've been selling on the web for years. >> how do you get a doughnut to be low fat? i think doughnuts and think of lots of guilt. >> we have a 22-step process. it avoids deep frying. our doughnuts have three to four grams of fat. whereas, the average has 30
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to 40 grams of fat. >> reporter: those 22 steps baking isn't one of them. >> we don't say how you do it but if you bake it you get a bagel. we begin with bakers that hand roll and make each doughnut. when you come in each time your doughnut is made in front of you, frosted and served within seconds. >> let's go order one. >> here's a menu board up here. >> i think the chocolate frosted. >> with sprinkles? >> of course. need you ask? >> there you go. magic. >> it's warm. are we ready? that is very good. that is very, very good. the doughnut is warm. the frosting is melty. and the sprinkles are crunchy. it's delicious. really is. wait, how many calories is this? >> under 200. >> it does not taste less than 200 calories. >> fans should expect to see a holey doughnuts in your neighborhood soon. >> it is really good.
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>> really, really, really good. >> genevieve shaw-brown abc news, new york. >> are we convinced? >> we will be the judge of that. come on in, guys. >> come on in. >> we have our own taste testers here. >> they look good. >> they do look good. >> which box did diana smell? all of them. >> i will smell this one just for you, jack is. these look amazing. look at these. wait, where's the camera? over here. over here. >> it's good. it's good. it's not as -- it doesn't taste as buttery, richy, oily. it is tasty. jordan, everybody, dig in. >> what do you see, coconut doughnut. i'm taking that for my mother-in-law. she likes coconut. wow. >> good. >> really good, right? >> they are a different color. is anyone noticing they are a different color. >> john, you have chocolate all over your mouth. that's what you get when you eat in front of a camera.
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all righty. time for "the mix. all righty. time for "the mix." as we still enjoy our holey doughnuts. i have been sniffing these boxes the whole newscast. we are starting with a video we see these all the time. this is epic. this guy's name is jack higher. he met a fellow university of montana student in 2010 and decided he was going to marry her. he knew it. his studies took him to 26 countries and he lip synced in every place he went to a little bit in each place. ♪ let's take a listen. these are all different locations. ♪ there you have it, cambodia, israel, china, greece, london, turkey.
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it goes on and on. >> pretty cool. >> i think he is ready to get married. he's seen a lot of the world. this is awesome. you know how dogs help out. check this out. a dog helping mom change a 2-year-old's diaper, gets a fresh diaper and brings it to the mom who's changing her daughter there and gets the doggy high five and carries the dirty diaper in his mouth no less and carries it to the garbage can. he puts it in the disposal. >> i need him to introduce himself to devin. polka time, brand new one. from the sea air and space museum ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ cats that do amazing tricks on the web in the mix ♪ that's the "world news now" polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you are not wearing pants.♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ have some fun, be a pal every anchor guy and gal ♪
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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather as millions travel this holiday weekend from powerful winds to flash floods to giant hailstones causing extensive damage. the outlook for memorial day. facing justice, the man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and holding her captive for a decade has his day in court. his alleged victim's story and the latest on the investigation. terror train. a camera on a speeding locomotive reports the moment of impact as a train hits a car. the driver's condition this morning and her explanation. an actors drama. the real life scare for hollywood superstar george clooney. was he a target of a crime at his multimillion-dollar vacation home? that's in "the skinny" on this friday, may 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> tgif, everybody. getaway friday for memorial day weekend. i'm getting away to my home but that is good enough. down on the shore. going to grill and do all of those good americana things. >> on monday it will be the 80s around here but monday. >> a little dicey. >> not a complete washout but you have to duck some -- it's not beach weather. put it that way. >> there are parts of the country where they don't have good weather. >> we'll take it. we are not cold like the folks in michigan and all of that. we begin with the bad weather in most of the country. in most areas rain, wind, hail and flooding but in northern nevada dust. it came from a dry lake bed kicked up by a thunderstorm. visibility fell to less than a mile in the reno area. abc's meteorologist ginger zee has details of some of the other weather problems we will be seeing. >> the entire side of this building has fallen -- >> reporter: tornado in new york
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just northwest of albany, only hours ago. >> numerous homes destroyed. >> reporter: several damaged home at least one destroyed power lines down and trees snapped. >> we never had a storm like that right in this area. >> reporter: severe storms rocketing across the northeast. the streets of reading, pennsylvania, filling with hail. golf ball-sized hail from wilmington, delaware to pennsylvania. >> all hail just broke loose. >> smashing through the skylight at the berkshire mall. the storm shutting down train service between washington, d.c. and baltimore. the bay bridge in maryland temporarily shut down. >> here it comes, bro. >> reporter: and in denver, tornado warnings. hail peppering streets and the severe threat, unfortunately, stays in pockets with us today. let's look at it. for south carolina and north carolina on this friday, we kick off the holiday weekend with the potential for hail, damaging wind and brief tornado and another pocket in new mexico and texas.
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i want to take you through majority of the memorial day weekend is going to be drier in the mid-atlantic and northeast after we get through our friday. but right in the center, if you are traveling air or just driving around, you will see showers and certainly the chance of thunderstorms. ginger zee, abc news, new york. the wildfire sweeping through steep terrain in northern arizona has now grown to 11.5 square miles. the fire has blackened a scenic recreation area between flagstaff and sedona and flames are a few miles away from homes. fire crews are finally making progress. they expect to announce some containment this morning. let's look at the friday weather. scattered showers and thunderstorms in the northeast. also in the south atlantic coast. the storms in the plains could be severe and that is true for denver down to west texas and new mexico and rain in the forecast for the northwest. >> cool temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the northeast. in the 70s most of the midwest but in the 80s for the south and lower midwest. and around 70 on the west coast.
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well, bail has been set at $1 million for the california man accused of kidnapping his ex girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter and holding her captive for ten years. the woman now 25 has come forward with allegations of her horrific abuse. but as devin dwyer tells us, some are questioning her story. >> reporter: her story sounds like a nightmare, kidnapping, rape, physical abuse over ten years. now relief to be home. >> more for my mom and my sisters. >> reporter: the alleged victim, who does not want to be identified clutching the young daughter, fathered by her alleged captor. that man, isidro garcia, appearing in court is her mother's ex-boyfriend. the man who she says assaulted her made her change her identity and married her. >> i was 15, i could do nothing. i just did what he want. >> reporter: she said she tried to escape twice but was beaten and kept in emotional chains. police calling it brainwashing.
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in april, she found courage to speak out, contacting her sister on facebook and going to this police station. many neighbors who knew the couple doubt her story. >> treat her like a queen. >> she could have easily gotten rid of him. >> reporter: garcia's attorney claims it is a messy breakup. >> sometimes people get very le belligerent during the divorce process and separation process. people say things that aren't true. >> reporter: experts say the alleged abuse could have easily been hidden. >> what we are looking at is a person who didn't know what to do. because she's already trained to be passive in a violent situation. >> reporter: her accuse kidnapper faces 19 years to life in prison if convicted. devin dwyer, abc news, los angeles. the end of the school year can't come soon enough for most students and apparently for some teachers, too. it may come much sooner for a middle schoolteacher in atlanta who was caught on camera yelling expletives. at her students. losing her temper was bad enough, but she also insulted
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the kids' parents. [ bleep ] you want to play, go home with your mama [ bleep ] >> whoa. teacher was pulled from the classroom as soon as the principal found out about the rant. the school says the incident is under investigation. the teacher is not currently working with students. >> i have a funny feeling that's a fireable offense. where is she if she is not working with students? >> the parent who was offended by the insults to the students' mothers urged her son to record that. there was another rant apparently two months earlier. they had a feeling another one was coming. >> the school by the way crawford long middle school in southwest atlanta. >> not good. >> not at all. portions of an interstate in southern alabama are closed overnight after a major fire. police say two tractor-trailers collided on a bridge in the mobile area and burst in to flames upon impact.
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one of the drivers was killed. the trucks were hauling oil and grease which are now leaking in to that river. this one is tough to watch but you should know that everyone is okay. there it is. a woman learning to drive a stick shift barely escapes with her life after this collision in orlando. the car became stalled on the track just as the train was approaching. after she got out of the infiniti, the 28-year-old driver was hit by flying debris but will be okay. more trouble for the world's second biggest personal computermaker hewlett-packard plans to layoff as many as 16,000 more workers on top of 34,000 already announced. ceo meg whitman says hp's turn around remains on track, but she wants to make the company "nimble." whitman is trying to reduce hp's reliance on personal computers. mcdonald's was in the cross hairs inside and outside of its annual meeting. protesters calling for higher wages for fast food workers. they were back outside of mcdonald's headquarters. unlike the day before there were no arrests.
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this time inside, the fast ceo said that mcdonald's provides fair and competitive wages and provides opportunities. new study on the growing waistlines across america. researchers at the rand corporation say the lack of exercise and our diets may not be the main culprits. they found inexpensive food and our tendency to buy lots of it is to blame. they suggest imposing taxes on food with low nutritional value to nudge people toward healthier diets. >> that sounds ridiculous. if you ask me. hold back and not get charged. >> the good food is too expensive and now the bad food you want to tax. >> tax our food. that's the answer. >> there you go. as we enter memorial day weekend, it is important to remember the holiday is to honor the men and women who is died serving our nation's military. that's why a small flag was placed at every grave in arlington national cemetery. this was yesterday. the army's ceremonial unit is responsible for putting all the flags in place. the more than 280,000 flags will be collected again after memorial day. of course millions of us will spend at least some of the
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weekend in traffic. aaa says just over 36 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend. that's 1.5% more than last year. 80% will go by automobile. experts say if you want to avoid traffic trouble, you should be on the road before 9:00 this morning. >> wow. >> all right. plenty of those traveling this weekend will be heading to the beach. that's why our friend dr. beaches has his list of the best public beaches in the u.s. here we go. >> tops on the list, duke kahanamoku in waikiki, it is clean, safe, plenty of amenities. it was named for a hawaiian surfing legend. >> the rest of the top five. barefoot beach in florida. saint george island state park florida, hawaiian beaches coming in at numbers four and five, one in oahu and the others in maui. >> have you been to those, diana?
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>> i haven't been to the ones on the list. >> i have been to maui. i'm not sure if i was on that one or not. they're all good. >> okay, wow. >> check two off of the ten. have you ever been to a bad beach? >> yes. there are good beaches -- it's like pizza. >> there's good and better pizza. there is no such thing. >> i grew up in new york you are asking me if i've been to a bad -- rock away. coney island. rock, rock, rock away beach. not so bad. still a beach. >> growing up they were meccas, they were not bad. i love them all. i still do. but compared to maui, they are not maui i should say. >> i'm going upscale at jones beach. jones beach, long island. that's how i roll. there you go. >> i'd still go to rockaway today if i had the opportunity. >> send us for a road trip. coming up in "the skinny". charlie sheen proves once again he is never at a loss of words when he is angry. why he is upset with rihanna. first, he was alone, injured and stuck in an icy mountain crevice. an ordeal captured on video and the remarkable story of survival.
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an american researcher an american researcher exploring the himalayas is thankful to be alive after falling 70 feet in to an icy crevasse. he was alone, injured and far from help. >> a small patch of sky was his guiding light and inch by inch
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he pulled himself out documenting the whole ordeal the all along. abc's hammish mcdonald has more. >> reporter: this is a survival selfie. >> this arm i can't use. >> reporter: this man from kentucky is in the middle of the himalayas and in a whole world of trouble, leading a research team and hiking alone on a relatively flat snow field. the experienced climber has just fallen 70 feet into a crevasse, a deep crack in the ice, landing on a ledge three feet wide. with a broken arm and ribs, that thin wedge of blue sky is his only way out. >> i was getting hypothermic five minutes of being in there. the only thing that was going to keep me alive was constantly moving and fighting my way out before it got dark. >> reporter: the decisions he will make could mean life or death. >> i can't go that way at all. >> my reaction when i looked at it is can this be real? >> it was far too unpleasant a
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place to be to get to to try to fake for sure. >> reporter: these stories of survival are the stuff of blockbusters. the void gave us a glimpse of plunging to almost certain death. >> this marks 24 hours of being stuck. >> reporter: in 127 hours we saw the determination and grit needed to get out. it took six hours to climb out of here. another day for help to arrive. once upon a time people survived to tell the story. john told the story and then survived. hamish mcdonald, abc news, london. >> you wonder, if you were in that situation, could you have made it out? >> right. >> incredible. >> you have to believe -- obviously his determination to get out, but he had skills that a regular person does not have. >> yes, he's a pro. >> clearly he was very fortunate that he made it out. >> this guy doesn't quit. he will stay at his hotel in kathmandu for a couple of weeks and recover and then go to peru for another climbing trip in a few weeks.
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>> wow. he was with a group of environmental scientists that were collecting ice and snow samples to study the rate of pollution melting glaciers. that's why he was out there. he is not just out taking pretty pictures. he has a reason to be out there. the six hours to get out of the crevasse was the beginning. he had to wait three hours. to meet up with his team. he had to wait in a tent overnight for rescuers. he was in a lot of pain and look at him, still determined to get out there. good for him. >> you see the patch of blue sky. he landed on that three-foot ledge. had he not landed on that ledge, he would have gone further down. >> yeah. >> nuts. when we come back, george clooney's italian vila robbed. and what would a morning be without a kim and kanye update? of course. coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our ♪ [ male announcer ] now get more of what you deserve. visit your local benjamin moore dealer today
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skinny so skinny ♪ welcome to "the skinny". >> topping it off this morning our continuing play by play coverage of the kim kardashian and kanye west nuptials set for tomorrow. >> away we go. the latest ladies night in paris. kim and sisters and closest friends out on the town. kim posting these pictures on instagram visiting the louvre and the eiffel tower at night. they had a private dinner at the salon. price tag $400 per person.
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earlier in the day, the groom was on the town doing last-minute shopping with his dad ray. they stopped at hermes. the whole troupe is scheduled to fly to florence for the wedding. we will stay in europe for the next story. unwanted visitors at george clooney's super luxurious italian villa. >> the robber's first stop, the wine cellar, where he helped himself to a bottle and tried to get in to the main house. clooney was not at home at the $42 million mansion on italy's lake como. when the 29-year -old man from romania got in after climbing over the wall. >> one of clooney's maintenance staff saw him, called the cops. the guy was arrested. clooney making plans for an italian wedding to his fiance. >> take the bottle of wine on the way out. you don't drink it on the way in. it makes you less effective as a burglar. >> i'm starting to wonder whether that was his only goal. no intention of hitting any other part of the house. just wanted the wine. moving on to this.
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charlie sheen has a few choice words for rihanna. after finding himself at the same restaurant in santa monica. the actor was with his fiance who is a big fan of the singer. he sent word asking if they could meet. rihanna said no. that set charlie off on a twitter rant. >> he wrote, sorry were not kool enough to warrant a blessing from the princess, or in this case the village idiot. >> there was word the paparazzi may have made her so shy. he wrote, if you don't want to get bothered, don't leave your house. >> i don't know why he feels the need to attack. two wrongs not making a right. why does she have to come and meet you? >> exactly. i agree. whitney houston is getting a lifetime tv treatment. a new movie about the late singer's relationship with husband bobby brown is in the works. it will follow the couple from the first time they met through their courtship and tempestuous marriage. >> oscar-nominated actress
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angela bassett has been tapped to direct the movie. it's her first time behind the camera.
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for a smile that dazzles. new crest 3d white brilliance. ♪ we made it to the end of another week. this friday, as we do every friday, we are looking back. >> there were tough moments, good advice and some memorable firsts. take a look. >> this is the type of hospital care you receive? >> it is dishonorable. it is disgraceful and i will not tolerate it, period. >> there are only two kinds of big corporations in america, those who have been hacked by the chinese or those that don't yet know they have been hacked by the chinese. >> my son's friends will have to pay $24 to go pay their respects. i think it is a disgrace. only cemetery in the world where you have to pay a fee to get in. >> what you have is anesthetized warriors going out there on any given sunday that are just pumped up with a combination of
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narcotics and anti-inflammatories to try to get them out on the field. >> we're in a very serious fire season, more serious than we have seen before. >> it's throwing 100-foot flames off the top of these ponderosa pines. we are doing what we can to corral it and get out ahead of it. >> what's next for me? i don't know. so i'm exactly in the same boat as many of you. >> stop worrying so much, okay. stop being scared of the unknown. nothing is a failure. it's just not supposed to work out that way because something better is supposed to come along. >> i didn't have anyone to look up to when i lost my leg. to be able to show kids or anybody who has a challenge, any kind of challenge, that you can still live an amazing life. >> i'm privileged to pronounce you spouses for life. you may now kiss your husband.
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[ applause ] >> and a reminder, we post new stories to our facebook page throughout the day. you definitely want to check that out. >> on fridays, we post something extra special. we take the funniest moments of the week for a segment called in case you missed it. find it at wnn fans.com. anything good going for labor -- this weekend? >> this weekend i don't. i'm not doing much of anything. you have -- >> going to grill. >> you are going to grill. you have a special marinade. >> wants me to share approximate with the world. take a zip lock bag, skirt steak, limes, oranges, bunch of garlic, red-hot chili pepper the kind you put on pizza, ziploc bag, you won't regret it. limes, oranges, garlic, pepper, skirt steak, in the bag, 24 hours. you are ready to go. great. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. a severe weather system kicks off the holiday weekend with a lot of damage. close call. two passenger planes coming within a few hundred feet of each other. the second time in only weeks. we're learning, who made the mistake that almost led to a disaster? bad timing. a car goes over train tracks and stalls, giving the driver seconds to escape. and time is here for fun in the sun. and the new list of america's best beaches is out. good friday morning, everyone. the memorial day weekend, for some people, beginning with a big cleanup after powerful storms dumped damaging hail and tornadoes. >> that's right. carser

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