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what you're seeing here about 2,000 protesters marching on mcdonald's corporate headquarters in chicago. this is the head of today's annual an shareholders meeting. they were able to shut down a building, nearby streets and one of the company's restaurants demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour. mcdonald's said it would raise its starting pay for workers to at least $1 an hour above whatever the local minimum wage is. >> distracted drivers apparently a bigger problem on america's roads and highways than we had been told previously. the new survey from at&t showing a whopping 70% of drivers say they are texting, e-mailing surfing the net on smartphones. what's worse, more than a third admit to using facebook, twitter or instagram behind the wheel. the cdc says an average of nine people a day
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die in crashes involving distracted drivers. it's so hard to resist sometimes. you know what i've started to do is i just put the phone in the glove compartment in the front. because i don't trust myself with the phone. especially when kids are in the car. >> this is a huge, huge problem. i don't know what's wrong with us. >> we think we have two seconds in the middle of a red light. it's instinctive. i put it in the glove come compartment of the car and that way i'm not tempted. >> you know what, it sounds good you do it at a red light. most people do it driving down the street. another hazard on the road a potentially deadly one, has to do with your airbag. >> one in seven vehicles could be a ticking time bomb but millions of drivers still don't know if their cars are at risk. david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: with the potential of tens of thousands more takata air bags shattering on deployment, drivers set a record flooding the government recall website. but there's a problem. none of the 17 million newly recalled cars are listed yet. why no list? we went to the head of the highway safety administration. >> if i go to safer car.gov, i
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can't find out if my car is part of the recall. >> 11 different manufacturers have to give us the data and we have to get it on line, and then we have to make sure next that the parts will be available. >> so without knowing should you inspect your air bag on your own? no, these are complex and contain explosive chemicals. should you disable your airbag? absolutely not say experts. air bags save lives. there is some risk. takata found that one out of 160 recalled bag inflaters ruptured sending shrapnel flying during testing. stephanie erdman knows firsthand what can happen losing partial sight in one eye. >> i had a massive strike on my right side and i just blinded out on that side and felt this dripping blood. >> so the advice from the safety administrator? >> what are you going to do. >> look up the vin number in our car and see if we need to get to the dealer and basically ask if
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not demand to make sure i get a loaner so i don't have to drive it. >> then the vehicle identification number can be found on the driver's side, 17 letters and numbers that you can write down and the government is saying that the vins from the recalled cars will be on the website early next week. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> you know, the good news is that of the 33 million cars, there's only been six deaths and about 100 injuries. obviously if it's one of your family members who has passed away it's incredibly tragic and hard to go through. but the good news is, it only happens when there's a crash or in places of high humidity. sometimes we do these stories we kind of blow them up blow them up. it is a huge issue. it's affecting a lot of people. the actual fatalities have not been as high when you compare it to 33 million. >> all right. coming up here, taking fitness to a new level. flying through the air with the greatest of ease. it's the circus-inspired workout. nikki battiste gives it a try.
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>> using drones to keep an eye on the nation's beaches. could these flying machines do a better job and that i human lifeguard. that's in our next half hour on "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc ar music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful.
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( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪ okay. summer's here. i wore black because it's time to get in shape. it's slimming they say on television, black. >> okay. >> go on. >> all right. whether you've been trying to wear black or find some other way to get yourself in shape, you can get with this new
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workout. working out is always a good idea but a little inspiration here for you. to do this we're turning to circus and strip clubs. abc's nikki battiste, you can find her at one of those two places. >> reporter: we're here at body and pole in new york city learning the new fitness craze, aerial fitness. come join us. this is awesome. this circus inspired workout is taking fitness to new and lofty heights. from sky high hoops fabric and poles, aerial fitness will get you high. >> what are the benefits over a basic workout lifting weights or running on a treadmill. >> you're lifting your whole body weight up and over on to the apparatus, so you are working with what you have. you can start seeing results quickly that way. >> no clowning around, this workout will give you a boosted backside, toned arms and a tighter core. >> there is a backspin. i slide. i fall, i hook. >> surrounded by some seasoned students, i'm what they call a pole virgin.
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>> yes, yes, yes, hold it there. and then turn your booty back. yeah. you nailed that one. >> up next, aerial fabric. >> i was holding on for dear life. >> let me tell you, none of this is as easy as it looks. >> did that hurt? >> not really. >> amazing. >> some of these maneuvers are inspired by acrobats in cirque du soleil who train here. there are top secret celebrity clients too. >> now i'm super high. >> yeah. >> it's so fun. >> beyond strength, aerial fitness aims to give you long lean muscles, flexibility and grace. there are moves like this standing pike. >> yes, you got it. >> the pike. >> then ouch. into a split. >> yes, perfect! >> these magical moves will make you feel like wonder woman. >> i feel really confident when i'm in the air and upside down.
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i feel like a million bucks flying up there. i would recommend. >> you look like a million bucks. >> up there, down here, everywhere. >> these women are flying high and now so am i. >> my body is exhausted. it's really difficult. >> on a one to ten, how did i do? >> you honestly did a solid 8 xt >> nikki battiste, abc news, new york. >> an eight? that's pretty good. are you a virgin pole person too? >> we should never have a piece on the air that says i'm a virgin pole whatever. >> is that a yes or no? >> what are you talking about? virgin pole person? >> you've never done pole exercises before. >> where would i do a pole exercise. >> you did a 1,000 calorie workout where you passed out and went to the emergency room. >> but there wasn't a pole involved. i'm a grown man. what am i doing on a pole? is anybody else disturbed by that question? >> let me tell you if you have the opportunity to go down inpole. >> to do what? to go down in pole? what are you talking about?
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all right. in the mix today, delta air lines did this several years back. they didn't want to make another boring inflight video about the safety. remember they had the red head on there and she got a lot of attention because she was good looking, a lot of people will tell you. now they're doing another inflight video using a series of viral videos from the internet to get your attention and get you to pay attention to the safety on the flight. take a listen. >> be sure all carry on items are securely stowed in an overhead bin. >> whoa. >> federal regulations require all passengers to comply with the posted placards and lighted information signs located throughout the cabin in addition to any crew member instructions. >> so they use the harlem shake. they got the double rainbow guy
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and they go through a series of -- they potentially try to find the most viral videos. there she is is, catherine lee from atlanta. i actually know that young lady. >> that's a real agent? >> that's a real flight attendant. her name is catherine lee. she wagged her finger. there's no smoking. it was very popular. she's from atlanta, lived there for a while. my flight attendant on a flight to the mexico city. >> who knew. >> you have random associations throughout the world. >> i know. >> but yes, they've got another video going to getting attention. >> speaking of around the world, i love it when people break down stereotypes we have of them especially this one. it's a blind woman who has gone viral because of her makeup videos. this is lucy edwards, she's 19. she went blind in her right eye at 11, her left at 17. she has more than 400,000 fans
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because of her make-up tutorials. she says people are dependent on other people but for makeup she says you've got to know your face and without looking in the mirror what looks good. she kind of memorized certain parts of your face, eyeliner, blush, lipstick, she says gloss is easy to put on. her sisters helped her perfect her technique. she obviously does this obviously because she can't see and look in the mirror. she can do her own makeup. >> where is the young lady from? >> she's from across the pond. yeah. >> fantastic. good for her. breaking down stereotypes. one more thing we can show you here. can we just put the flag up. we went to the moon. now we're thinking about going to mars and beyond. someone designed this. this is a graphic designer out of sweden who said this is what we can plant this flag on mars possibly instead of us trying to plant individual national flags we should come together and realize the earth is for all of us. if we're going to go somewhere, we want martians to know the world has been here, not just an individual country. that is the flag and design.
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>> what if the martians do
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," environmental mess. the oil spill that's polluting nine miles of california coastline. what investigators are uncovering and why the clean-up is so difficult. breaking overnight, detectives name a suspect in the death of four people in a fire at a washington, d.c. mansion. the major leads, a possible motive and exclusive details. saving lives using drones now to keep an eye on swimmers along america's beaches. can these flying machines work faster and siebert than a human lifeguard? and late night fair well. saying good-bye to david letterman. the stars on stage in the skinny on this thursday, may 21st. captions paid for by abc, inc.
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from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> morning, everyone. what an end to a major chapter in late night television. >> is it the biggest? >> three decades, and i have to say the folks over there have not -- they couldn't have done a better job. it was just an incredible -- i think it went over 20 minutes than scheduled and cbs let them run with it. >> you're not going to cut dave on on his night. >> we're going to get more into that. you'll want to see some of it. we start this half hour out in california. >> uh-huh, with in fact, officials along the central coast of california are calling this a nightmare situation. >> this oil spill out here spreading out into the water along the shoreline. right now believed to be 105,000 gallons of oil leaked from a broken pipeline. about 20% of that is believed to be reaching the water. abc has all these details. >> reporter: black waves crashing ashore are coating
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santa barbara's pristine beaches with thick oil with no escape for child life. a mother whale and her baby are seen swimming dangerously close to this massive spill now stretching across at least nine miles. >> the oil slick out there has traveled in several directions. it's not a perfect square. it's not a perfect triangle and it will continue to disperse over time and spread out. >> reporter: as clean-up crews race to remove the thick sludge, it's unknown how much oil spilled from this ruptured pipeline tuesday before the leak was capped. plains all american says the line was at full operation, transporting 2,000 barrels of crude per hour. the company is taking full responsibility as the epa launches a federal investigation. >> we regret this incident and apologize to the residents and visitors of the area for the inconvenience this caused, especially on this memorial day weekend. i can assure you we are here to make it right. >> with such widespread
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devastation, beach campers in the area are being forced to evacuate as the beach has been shut down for the busy memorial day weekend. >> i feel more sorry for what's going on in the ocean than for people that have to pack up and leave. >> reporter: plains all american says this ruptured pipeline was inspected a couple of weeks ago, but the results of that inspection have not been turned in. with such a widespread oil slick, federal officials are banning official in that area. reena and t.j. to waco texas, and a stunning revelation about the rampage that left nine people dead. authorities found more than 300 weapons ranging from pocket knifes to ak-47s hidden in kitchen stoves in between sacks of flour and stuffed into seat cushions. police say it's proof of criminal intent. breaking overnight, a major development in the murders of a wealthy washington, d.c. family and their housekeeper. police have named a suspect in this case identified as 34-year-old daron dylon wint, a
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warrant for his arrest on first degree murder is out there. "washington post" reporting his dna was found on the crust of a dominos pizza that had been ordered to the house the night the victims were being held. relatives describe him as troubled and dangerous. ryan smith on the story for us. >> reporter: stunning new details and a possible motive shedding light on the mystery of that quadruple moimed and fire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. sources familiar with the case have told abc news a man dropped off a package containing $40,000 at the home while intruders held the victims captive inside. wealthy businessman, savvas savopoulos and his wife and son murdered along with their housekeeper, veralicia figueroa. her husband exclusively telling abc news he became alarmed when she didn't come home. >> i didn't hear from her. that's why i called her. and every time i called the phone, it was just going straight to the voice mail.
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>> reporter: that same night, around 9:00 p.m. a domino's pizza was ordered to the house. the next morning, the housekeeper's husband shows up at the home looking for his wife. >> i'm knocking and knocking and ringing the bell and my feeling was that somebody was inside. >> reporter: hours later the house went up in flames. according to reports when firefighters arrived on the scene, that $40,000 in cash was gone. ryan smith, abc news, washington. also new overnight, high school students taken to the hospital after their whale watching boat was hit by rogue waves off the massachusetts coast. crews said waves up to eight feet high. the boat was met by ambulances when it returned to the dock. students in new york were treated and released from the hospital. the 3,500 people stranded on board a cruise ship off bermuda are headed back home this morning. the norwegian dawn ran aground
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on top of a reef. this time lapse video shows how it suddenly lurched to a stop and stayed stuck for six hours. the cruise line says a temporary malfunction of the steering system forced it off court course. the ship is due back sometime tomorrow. a clean-up is underwear -- under way this morning from 27 tornadoes. the town of runway, some residents only had seconds to spare. dozens of homes severely damaged. no reports of injuries however. oklahoma got hit with a second round of storms yesterday. much of the area has received 2 to 4 times its average rainfall so far this month. more rain on the way. cities at risk for flooding this weekend include oklahoma city and areas from dallas to tulsa, also austin to san antonio. we mentioned yesterday lots of rain in the forecast. as far as today, thunderstorms, even the possibility of tornadoes for all of texas with storms stretching up into wyoming and down across the gulf coast and into florida. more showers for the northwest. with some snow showers over the
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northern rockies. >> temperatures significantly cooler for much of the nation. most areas barely getting out of the 50s and 60s. 80s across the deep south. 91 for you folks in phoenix. some wild scenes at airports to show you. starting with a scary security scene in los angeles international airport. a man was tasered while laying on the ground near a gate with plenty of passengers in the area just before that, he had refused to stop at a security checkpoint. he had a ticket on a flight which wasn't scheduled to leave for hours after the incident. the man was taken into custody facing trespassing and other charges. in the meantime, at charlotte's airport that, guy hung out naked for about an hour yesterday. he took off his clothes in a fit of anger about a flight to jamaica being overbooked. police say he suffered a medical issue and is not going to be charged. >> an hour? >> an hour? nobody noticed he was naked for an hour? >> i didn't say anybody didn't
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notice for ar an hour. >> how can you stand around for an hour and not notice? >> i would say it probably helped a lot of people pass the time. >> how do you get away with this for an hour. >> you are right. there are kids in the airport. >> an hour. what would you have done? >> if i was the naked guy or in the airport? >> i could never imagine you as the naked guy. >> all right. we're getting ready for our naked memorial day weekends and the unofficial beginning of summer. it doesn't look like it at least in the colorado rockies. >> ski areas are still open for business and plenty of skiers are taking advantage. they've had 15 inches of snow this week and more than 40 inches this month. >> the resort will be open for skiing until june. the snow is heavy. but "it's funky and chunky and a lot of fun." you should always follow up a story about a naked guy with a script that says funky and chunky. good job back there, guys. >> you are welcome. >> jack coming up. we got one major story
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in "the skinny" this morning. talking about david letterman's farewell along with the stars on stage and his family members that you rarely get to see. and a later, a young man's plan to raise enough money to buy his late father's police car. we're taking you down a surprising and emotional road. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather brought to you by digestive advantage.
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eliminates mineral build-up effortlessly so why choose anything other than lysol? >> welcome back. that is brutus the horse. he fell eight feet into a hole that opened up during a rainstorm. this is in utah. animal control officers and neighbors had to use heavy machinery to get him out. owners say brutus was not injured during the ordeal. he got a bath, got the mud off,
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he's all good now. >> good for bruteus. up next what could be soon the future of search and rescue. drones. drones seem to be from these days. >> first responders increasingly using drones to save lives. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: from dropping life lines in rushing floodwaters to giving firefighters a critical view of massive wildfires, even locating lost hikers in the densest forests. >> you're going to hear a buzzing noise like a bunch of bees. >> i hear that. and it's back to my right. >> drones, now increasingly playing a vital role in the most dangerous situation, helping to save lives. >> drones are definitely the future of search and rescue. >> just this past weekend, a drone enabling texas rescue teams to drop a rescue line to the stranded couple caught in a rising flash flood. >> you can see things with some of the technology that you can't see with the human eye from the
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ground. >> reporter: and now, this summer, you could see drones flying to the rescue of beachgoers caught in rip currents and water emergencies. float carrying drones are now being deployed in water rescue exercises, able to travel five times faster than michael phelps, they'll be able to reach swimmers in distress in a fraction of the time. while laws are still catching up to drone technology, the faa tells abc news allowances for unmanned aircraft serving in lifeguard operations are in place. meaning these flying machines may start hovering over more and more shores across the country. the next wave of rescue drone technology is being tested right now in connecticut. project rip tide hoping to use drones to drop life rings to swimmers. >> which i think will greatly increase you know survival rates for people. i definitely see drones being able to aid lifeguards in a way we never thought possible. >> reporter: paula faris, abc
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news, new york. >> fascinating. i didn't realize. coming up, saying good-bye to an american icon. >> we're talking about david letterman here. his last show, we've got the full roundup next and a special skit. >> "world news now" continues can after this from our abc stations. ter this from our
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ >> all right. a special "skinny" for you now.
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a tribute to the man who changed television making late night a whole lot cooler different, and a whole lot funnier. david letterman. >> his last show was truly the end of an era. after 33 years, he's hanging it up. the anticipation building for months. one last time we were even treated to his signature run by before running out to an electric audience refusing to sit down for a couple of minutes before letting letterman speak. >> to start off the tribute today, we've had a handful of pretty well-known guys. >> my fellow americans, our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. letterman is retiring. >> oh, the guests did not stop there to help letterman get through one of his signature
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seg lts, a who is who of frequent guests and friends of the show to read the very last top ten list. >> last night's theme was things i've always wanted to say to dave. >> dave, did you know you wear the same cologne as moammar gadhafi. >> yes, barbara. >> dave, i have no idea what i'll do when you go off the air. you know, i just thought of something. i'll be fine. >> i'm just glad your show is being given to another white guy. >> thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale. >> dave, you are to comedy what i am to comedy. >> thanks for finally proving men can be funny. >> dave, i'll never have the
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money i owe you. >> oh, no. >> that was an incredible top ten list. give it to them. >> don't miss that list. >> we were also treated to some of letterman's best bytes over the years including some of his colorful conversations with kids and his turn as a drive-through worker at taco bell. a reminder how his sarcastic teasing teasing changed television comedy. >> his brand of comedy made him a pop culture icon along with the simpsons. there was a brief gag showing the cartoon family watching letterman. marge simpson saying when letterman started, bart and maggie were just kids. >> things in springfield don't change much. >> "wheel of fortune" paying tribute with this. >> it's tossup time. our third of the night. >> and good riddance to david letterman.
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>> was that real? >> that was real. >> oh, my goodness. it was really everywhere you go today. it felt like david letterman was in the air. >> he should be. 30 years. i mean, that's an incredible feat for him. finally it was time to say good-bye. dave thanked everybody involved with the show including staff, crew, the band, paul schaefer he called his best friend. his most heartfelt thank you went to his family, wife regina, son harry, audience giving them a standing ovation. >> finally he thanked the audience saying "there's nothing i can doing ever to ever repay you what you've given me everything." >> he introduced his favorite band foo fighters with a montage of all the incredible memories he's given us over the past three decades. >> i had no idea that foo fighters was -- you should know it watching the show. i had forgotten that. big impact on his life. >> it's hard to get these shows
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right and get a finale right, a series ender like this. but by all accounts, they got this one right. everybody came back. we knew this would be a who's who. it's unbelievable to think he's gone. leno is gone. we have a new era of late night coming in. you still have the new face with our guy jimmy kimmel. you've got, of course fallon on nbc and then colbert coming into cbs. a whole new era. >> we know what letterman will be doing next. he announced today he wants to be the new face of scientology. that was a joke, of course. >> oh, okay. i didn't know. do they need a new face right now? who is the current face of scientology? >> and he also said, by the way, that he never wants to walk back into that same building again. again. i believe him. >> ever. >> ever again. i think he's not going to be like cher and do repeating sort of tours. i think it's over for letterman. what a way to go out. what a way to go out. >> congratulations, dave. it's been great but great job last night to the folks at cbs.
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new secret outlast clear gel. the story now of a young man hoping to keep a piece of his father's memory with him. a police officer killed in the line of duty and left behind a loving family. >> and his son looking to hold on to something special that will keep his dad with him wherever he goes. here's abc's david muir. >> code five. we need paramedics. we need paramedics now. >> this was the scene outside denver. november 2010, the officer a father of two, a husband, shot. >> officer down. officer down. >> deputy sam brownly down. it was a high speed chase, the suspect took his gun and shot him three times. he was killed. he left behind his wife heather and two boys tanner and chase. tanner was 15. he cherished his dad and the motorcycle jacket he left behind.
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>> just everything i can get means a lot to me. >> all these years later it was his dad's squad car he truly wanted a dodge charger 147,000 miles. he heard it was about to be auctioned for charity and when tanner heard this, he began raising money on his own setting up a go fund me site writing i want to show my father i've grown into a man raising more than $3,000 in just 4 hours. -- in just 48 hours. >> it would mean a lot to me and my brother. we've been through a lot. armed with the cash the auction begins. so many eyes around that room, tanner sitting right in front. >> 25. >> but suddenly he was nearing his limit, $12,500 as high as he could go. the man in the back outbids him. >> thank you very much. >> you can see it in tanner's face and his mother's, too. it was a valiant effort to get his father's car but then watch as that man in the back, a local rancher walks to the front of the room.
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>> tanner, here's your car. >> tanner had no idea the sheriff's department had no idea. but that rancher knew all along. >> i shook his hand and i didn't know. >> a father's squad car now his son's with some fatherly advice. >> no doughnuts. >> no doughnuts. >> i promise. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> that rancher was actually adopted. so he said he wanted to do something good for somebody else. that's why he chose to do this. >> you see he had the cameras rolling there but the kid had no idea. going from a sad moment to a happy moment just like that. more news from abc coming your way. >> thanks for watching "world news now." this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. here are some of the top good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." state of emergency has been declared along california's central coast with oil from a broken pipeline having soiled at least nine miles of shoreline. that pipeline had no previous problems. it underwent a complete inspection two weeks ago. we've got more details straight ahead. with one in seven american vehicles at risk of air bags exploding with deadly force, drivers set a record. nooding the government's recall website, but none of the 17 million newly recalled cars are listed yet. >> newly released documents from osama bin laden's hideout revealed new details about his obsession with bringing down america and an application to join al qaeda along with an electric array of books. >> and ahead of mcdonald's annual stockholder meeting
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today, protesters swarmed company headquarters in chicago demanding a minimum pay of $15 an hour. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, may 21st. captions paid for by abc, inc. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> good morning. we begin this half hour with that environmental mess along california's central coast. >> an official out there calling it a nightmare scenario. california's governor declared a state of emergency now at the scene. made more resources available as clean-up operations continue. prosecutors are now investigating what led to this pipeline's rupture. abc's kendis gibson there for us. >> reporter: a massive clean-up effort under way on one of southern california's most popular beaches. >> this oil spill affects all of us. this is a disaster. it's a worst nightmare scenario. >> reporter: this pristine shoreline now an oily mess after
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an onshore pipeline near santa barbara ruptured on tuesday before the line was shut off, as much as 105,000 gallons of oil flowed down this drain into the ocean. the desperate efforts to save wildlife captured in this photo, whales swimming right into the spill. >> the oil slick out there has traveled in several directions. it's not a perfect square. it's not a perfect triangle. and it will continue to disperse over time and spread out. >> out here in the ocean, and you can see exactly where the oil entered the water. you see all that black stuff there on the rocks where the worker is standing? that's where it exited a storm drain. the spill coming days ahead of memorial day. campers who booked their spot at this state park up to a year ago now forced to evacuate. take a look at this, the sand on this beach still full of thick, gooey oil. we're told clean-up could take several weeks if not months. kendis gibson, abc news, go lee ta, california.
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also breaking overnight, a major development in the murder of a washington, d.c. family and their housekeeper. police releasing these pictures of a suspect in the case. they say darryn dylan wint is wanted on first degree murder charges. "the washington post" reporting his dna was found on a pizza crust in the burned home. his family described him as troubled and dangerous. abc news spoke exclusively to the housekeeper's husband to went to the family home after his wife failed to come home. >> i'm knocking and knocking and ringing the bell and my feeling was that somebody was inside. >> also, police believe on the day of the murders someone delivered $40,000 to the victims' home. eight people were taken to the hospital after a rogue wave hit their boat off cape cod. ambulances were waiting when the boat arrived.
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the seas had been rough all day when suddenly the boat was hit by the rogue wave. the victims were part of a school trip from new york state and they were treated for bumps and bruises and then released. >> clean-up under way as residents pick up after 27 reported tornadoes touched down tuesday across texas and oklahoma. this morning, we're seeing new powerful images as the storms unleashed their fury. phillip mena with the latest from bridgeport, texas. >> reporter: tornadoes wreaking havoc across texas. >> go this way, go this way. >> reporter: an ef-1 hammering downtown mineral wells. hunks of sheet metal blocking roads. in run away bay, texas, a confirmed tornado sending 2 x 4s through windshields. in bridgeport homes reduced to rubble. this is wesley campbell's home. that's his laundry where he and his wife rode out the storm. >> i could feel the house moving and then it was just wham. we're just thankful to be alive. >> reporter: 29 tornadoes in the last 24 hours, in texas alone,
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64 in the past two weeks. this tornado in giddings packing 80-mile-an-hour winds. oklahoma getting hit, too. in norman, torrential downpours. drivers at this intersection heeding warnings. flash floods can move up to 12 miles an hour. a foot of floodwater can float your car and at 24 inches your car can be swept away. >> when you consider the force that caused this devastation, it is amazing no one in this area was seriously hurt. phillip mena, abc news, bridge port, texas. today's forecast texas again smack in the middle of the storm zone with the possibility of more tornadoes. storms will stretch up into wyoming and down across the gulf coast into florida. more showers for the northwest with the snow showers over the northern rockies. >> much cooler across most of the nation with most areas barely out of the 60s into the 70s. 80s across the deep south. 91 for phoenix. well, president obama says
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those who deny the effects of climate change are threatening national security. during a commencement address at the coast guard academy, he warned refusing to take action on slowing the effects of global warning amounts to what he calls a dereliction of duty. >> climate change constitutes a serious threat to the global security, an immediate risk to national security. make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. >> he added climate change will shape how all branches of the military service, train and protect their infrastructure today and for long term. boy, it was a long night on the senate floor. rand paul has wrapped up his protest on the floor there. he spoke for 10 1/2 hours against renewal of the patriot act which he calls an invasion of privacy. the law enacted in the days after the 9/11 attacks and set to expire next week. the florida man who landed a
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gyrocopter on the capitol lawn is due in court today. the grand jury indicted douglas hughes on six charges which could land him in jail for ten years. he could be forced to give up that gyrocopter. hughes said the stunt was to draw attention to the role of big money in politics. it ended up drawing attention to security lapses in washington, d.c. trespassing and other charges are being filed against a man responsible for a scare at los angeles international airport. a man, you see him there, is on the ground. they had to use a taser on him. a lot of passengers watching this all go down. what had happened is that this man refused to stop at a security checkpoint and set off the scare. he had a ticket for a flight scheduled to leave a few hours after this incident. well if you are planning on spending a long weekend in waters around florida, beware. sharks are swarming around a beach there. a surfer was about to take his last ride standing in waist-deep
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water when he felt something nip him. >> i like jerked my leg back as fast as i could and jumped on my board and started paddling as fast as i could toward the beach. >> he's talking about smyrna beach. the victim says he was surfing in the shark's territory. experts say sharks are getting more aggressive there because bait fish are coming closer to shore with the tide. >> a special request here from a boat owner in the pittsburgh area. this all started tuesday night. at the pirates game. this was kind of fantastic. he hit a long, long home run. ball flew out of the stadium and wound up in the boat. yes, it hit the boat. goes in the boat. you know who else went in the boat? some guy who doesn't own the boat. he went after the ball. he took the ball while the boat owner was eating nearby. boat owner now wants that ball back. >> i don't know what we would need to do, but that would be pretty special if we could somehow get that back. if you're out watching, we want it back. >> good luck with that, big guy. also says he wouldn't have gone
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into somebody else's unoccupied boat to grab a baseball. that is the only the third time that a ball has been hit out of pnc park. what do you do there? >> is that trespassing? >> it is trespassing. but technically it wasn't his property. >> wait, the ball wasn't? you get to keep a ball if it's hit to you in the stadium. >> if you catch it. >> you keep it. >> i don't know. we'll have to pose that to the league. >> he jumped in the guy's boat to take the ball. >> it wasn't his ball. just because it lands in your boat doesn't mean it's your ball. >> it lands on your property. you're not going to take the ball off me. >> if it landed in your beer cup, i would take the ball off you. >> it's my ball when it lands in my cup. >> i can't help it if you can't catch a ball. >> it's in my cup. what are you talking about? i caught it in my beer. now to dallas where a former marine is putting the finishing touches on an amazing creation. that bride's wedding dress is mostly charmin toilet paper. amber mills suffers from ms and other health issues and says she
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got into creating this toilet paper dress as a way of getting over a bout of depression. in addition to the charmin, she uses tape, glue, a needle and thread. she entered her creation into charmin's annual dress making contest. i mish wish we could show you tj's face right now. >> i'm amazed because i'm seeing the dress. you can't tell that's made out of charmin. >> you were like. >> that is incredibly impressive. >> you were impressed. >> that's why i was amazed by this. >> it does look really incredible. absolutely. you would never know toilet paper, right. >> no, i don't do that. >> who knew extra quilted. extra quilted. coming up here we'll take a look back at dave letterman's last show. this unforgettable legacy on late night tv. also ahead, a heated debate among parents over school kids held back a grade for athletic advantages.
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there goes a secret military mission blasting off into space. an air force atlas 5 rocket sent a classified military space plane into orbit after a successful launch from cape canaveral. few details are known about the spacecraft being called a mini space shuttle. >> police offering $3,000 for reward in tracking down two suspects who pulled off a
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carjacking in tampa, florida. take a look here. they took off with the victim still on the hood. you see this happening? it's all going down here. the victim trying to stop. they took off. victim on the hood. what happens, it stops and lets the person actually get off the hood. how kind. right? victim by the way had left the keys inside the vehicle. you don't want to do that. >> oh. >> well, we're hearing startling new audio in another road crime that made headlines two years ago in new york city. >> you'll remember this when a family trapped inside their suv surrounded by bikers trying to break in. this morning we hear the mother's frantic 911 call. >> we've seen the video. now we're -- the mother fight not only for her husband but scared for the life of her daughter in the back seat. the three-mile chase in new york city by a group of motorcyclists sparked outrage two years ago. the driver of the suv swarmed by motorcycles. >> they are attacking our car right now. >> rosalynn, his wife, gave emotional testimony in court that the bikers also tried to drag her out of the car.
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>> we have a baby here. >> the ordeal began when the family's suv was caught up in a warm of bikers after a motorcycle rally. while trying to flee, he runs over one of the bikers leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. she admits she threw a half eaten plum and water bottle out of the car at the bikers to shoo them away. it backfired. her husband ripped from the suv and beaten. >> it's hard when you have road rage, you're on the road. best thing is not to do tat for tat. take the high road. >> i always used to tell my wife. don't ever get upset. always somebody crazier than you
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are. you don't know that person you are running into. let it go. coming up here, people holding their kids back a grade in school. why? for sports. yes, the controversial move that families say makes perfect sense. >> but is it fair just to gain an edge on the sports field? you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after
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so as parents, we all do things to give our kids some
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sort of advantage in life and for some parents, that actually so as parents, we all do things to give our kids some sort of advantage in life and for some parents, that actually means holdingng them back a year in school. >> some might do this for academics. more and more families are doing this for sports. jesse palmer with this story. > the nfl's number one draft pick jameis winston chosen by the tampa bay buccaneers famously redshirted his first year in college. a practice of getting an extra year to play on the college team. >> winston sacked at the 30 yard line by the freshman corner brian fields. >> that guy tackling winston, brian fields, he also redshirted. according to a report by espn's outside the lines, fields didn't red shirt in college. he did it in the eighth grade. his parents holding him back a year to be more competitive in sports. >> take out the athletic part of it, if we say we repeated eighth grade because he struggled in math, nobody would have a problem with it. that's great parenting. you did a great thing for him. you throw sports into it, now all of a sudden, some people have a problem with it. what we looked at was you get very few opportunities in life
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that you can manufacture time. we were in a position and had the opportunity to give him another year to work toward achieving his goalal. >> the trend of red shirting in grade school is happening more and more. parents gaming the system so their kids could have a competitive edge. this little leaguer in west virginia held back by his dad. >> is that eveverything? helmet, glove, right? >> yep, it's in the bag. >> troy anthony repeated kindergarten. his father admits the boy's future as an athlete was key in making the decision. >> it's a pretty big factor. i'd be lying if i said it wasn't. >> one concern with red shirting as it pertains to sports is that it sets a precededent for a kid to play and puts pressure on them to do something they might not want to o do. >> i hate to be cast as this sports villain. you know what i mean? if he chooses to be a participant in sports and wants to pursue sports, we want to give him an opportunity to excel in sports. i think i've done that so far.
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>> sports professionals are not convinced that red shirting confnfers a real advantage. >> if you're the smallest one, you have to learn to be faster so you don't get creamed into the boards in hockey. that might teach you how to be a superior athlete, a better player, if you're always the biggest player, there's not as much impetus for you to make those kind of creative solutions. >> this was on espn outside the lines. they first were reporting this. a great story. thanks to jesse palmer there. it's an interesting debate. you kind of get it, undederstand it but it seems unfair a certain degree. >> i did this. >> you held back. >> for my son, we decided to hold him back but not for athletic reasons. where i live it's by the calendar year. so you have the choice to red shirt your child. i felt he was born at the end of the year. most other states in the u.s. >> timing and an age issue. >> it's more for academic. >> i'm a tiger mom.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it's all over, folks. over three decades of television greatness over. david letterman saying good-bye. foo fighters playing his favorite songs last night. all those memories he created, as well. >> his final show certainly a memorable one. it had it all. mostly he went for laughs instead of tears. here's marci gonzalez covering it all. >> our long national nightmare is over. lermrm is retiring. >> capping off 33 years as one of late night television's leading men, david letterman
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signs off for the last time. >> it's beginning to look like i'm not going to get "the tonight show." >> after 126 stupid pet trick segments, more than 4600 top ten lists. >> and the number one thing i'll miss -- >> and more than 14,000 guesest appearances -- >> from the world's biggest stars. >> get it up above the chin, above the chin. >> letterman retires as one of the most admired and influential icons in television history. dave letterman really introduced sarcasm, mockery, a kind of a weird point of view to late night television. >> after days of hilarious. >> it's smooth, folks. it's smooth. >> and emotional good-byes from friends -- >> i say i love you. >> oh, my god. >> fans lined up outside of the ed sullivan theater in new york city. >> this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to say thanks, dave, we really appreciate the years of funny. >> top ten things i've always wanted to say to dave. >> thanks for finally proving
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men can be funny. >> on this, his 6,028th broadcast, the last of a memorable, meaningful career. >> the only thing i have left to do for the last time on a television program, thank you, and good night. >> and steven colblbert will take e overer as host of the late show. david letterman says he had no part in choosing his successor. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> that's it. it's over. >> that was the way it ended. >> canan you believe it? >> what was really touching to see him get a little emotional. he did keep it funny. didn't play on heart strings really. but at the end to see him look at his wife and son and get a little -- saying that was all that matter in life. >> you don't see that a lot. you don't sesee a whole lot about his family or a whole lot about his personal life. dave, well done. we don't get those much anymore, those type of guys. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," security scare. the wild scene in a busy airport after an airline passenger accused of skipping a checkpoint is taken down. >> don't move. don't move. on your back. >> the stun guns, the serious questions after witnesses say the man got a little too close to the departure gates. disturbing details about the biggest automotive recall in history involving air bags that injury or kill drivers. >> i had a massive strike on my right side, and i just blinded out on that side. >> why consumers demanding to know if their cars are recalled are not getting answers. later, high-flying fitness. the workout routine that could turn you into a circus performer but it's not all fun and games on this thursday, may 21st. captions paid for by abc, inc.
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from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. >> hey there, everybody. glad you could be with us on this thursday morning. this half hour we start with a frightening scene at l.a.x. man stopped after refusing to cooperate with the security guards at the security checkpoint. >> now he's facing trespassing and other charges. brandi hitt reports. >> reporter: this is what happens when you don't cooperate with airport security. authorities say the man being tased pushed past tsa screening officers inside this los angeles international airport terminal. >> don't move. don't move. >> and that's when he was taken down and tased in front of several frightened passengers. alarms blaring in the background. >> people were screaming and yelling, jumping underneath seats. >> still many including shaun diamond pulled out cell phones
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to record the drama as it unfolded. surprised at how close the suspect got to one of the gates. >> even the officer had what looked like a gun in his hand and yelling at the man to stop. the man refused. he had this strange eerie smile his face. >> you can even see the suspect attempt to stand as he's being tased. security has been stepped up at l.a.x. following a deadly shooting there just two years ago. a man opened fire at a checkpoint. killing one agent. this crowd applauded the suspect's arrest. he was not armed, but he was hospitalized for treatment as they investigate what motivated his rush past security. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. also from california, new details about that oil spill along the santa barbara coast. officials now say up to 105,000 gallons of oil may have leaked from a broken pipeline. about 20% reached the pacific ocean. the oil has now spread across nine miles of water and
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coastline. crews have been cleaning up along the shore and booms put in place in the water to contain the oil. >> although the response is going as well as planned the fact is the spilled oil is difficult to contain and collect once it's on the water. therefore, it is likely that there will be some environmental kblacts including oiled birds and oiled shoreline. >> the governor has declared a state of emergency in response to the spill freeing up state funds to help in the clean-up. state and local district attorneys are investigating ahead of a possible criminal prosecution. the florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the capitol lawn is due in federal court today. douglas hughes facing charges now that could carry up to 9 1/2 years in prison. he tells the "associated press" he plans to make a statement after his court appearance. he had earlier said the unauthorized flight was intended to draw attention to the influence of big money in politics but it really just drew attention to the lapses in security around the capitol. well a second marine has
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died following that deadly aircraft accident in hawaii over the weekend. the osprey which is a hybrid aircraft that flies like an airplane but able to take off and land like a helicopter went down in flames sunday at a base outside honolulu. military called it a hard landing. you're seeing video here of an older crash of an osprey. this thing is known at the widowmaker. very controversial in its development because of a number of deadly crashes involved. there were some 22 marines on board when this one went down over the weekend. a number of them were, in fact, injured but now a second marine has died from that crash. okay. now on to capitol hill. boy, was it a late night for kentucky senator republican presidential candidate rand paul. paul spoke for ten hours and 30 minutes. in a protest against the patriot act. he wrapped up just before midnight as his voice began to give out. he says the patriot act invades the privacy of americans. >> there comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to
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accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer. >> ted cruz, one of paul's republican presidential rivals, was among the senators who took the floor to give paul a break. well, a decisive victory for isis in syria. the fighters have taken over the the town of palmyra. they released video showing smoke billowing over the ancient city accompanied by the sound of explosions and fighter jets. the city is home of ancient ruins dating back to roman times. isis has destroyed similar ruins in similar attacks in iraq. the pakistani hideout where osama bin laden spent his last days proving to be a treasure trove of insight into the mind of the former leader. the secret files reveal a range of new details from his bizarre application to join al qaeda to his continued obsession with bringing down america. here now abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the secret files were captured by navy s.e.a.l. team 6 in that deadly 2011 raid. included a stunningly simple job application for those seeking to
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join al qaeda. asking about hobbies, special skills and then this. do you wish to execute a suicide operation? and who should we contact in case you became a martyr? the files show a man obsessed with attacking america and his own security. bin laden warning his wife to leave everything behind before joining him because some chips have been lately developed for eavesdropping so small, he wrote, it is possible to implant a chip in some of the belongings. the terrorist mastermind was still fixated on large scale attacks against america. a letter from one of the operators saying the organization was working on breaking the power of our main enemy by attacking american embassies in african countries and u.s. oil companies. >> bin laden and his lieutenants were extremely concerned about drone strikes. one of the documents warning, you should change houses only on
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cloudy days. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. brazenly illegal. that's the word from attorney general loretta lynch describing what she called the breathtaking flagrancy of the world's largest banks to try to rig the international currency markets. five of the world's biggest banks including j.p. morgan chase and citicorp having pled guilty agreeing to pay more than $5 billion in penalties. however, critics will tell you the justice department still has yet to individually prosecute wall street bankers and the maker of peanut butter is admitting wrongdoing and paying a fine. conagra foods pleaded guilty in federal court agreeing to pay $11 million fine for shipping these tainted peanut butter more than eight years ago. at least 625 people got sick. no individual executives charged though. the fine the largest ever in a u.s. food safety case. here in new york, we're getting a first look at the sky
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high view from the observation decks of the new world trade center called the one world trade observatory located from the 100th to the 102nd floor. the floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the city and the surrounding area. they say on a clear day, you can actually see all the way to pennsylvania. it opens to the public a week from tomorrow. >> a bit sooner than that, the opening of a long awaited roller coaster in southern california called the twisted colossus at six flags magic mountain. the ride covers 35,000 feet of track including a 12-story drop of 80 degrees twice. i don't like roller coasters. >> love them. called the longest hybrid roller coaster made of wood and steel opens to the public on saturday. >> why don't you like roller coasters. >> i love roller coasters. >> you do. >> oh, yeah. the old one be zippen pippen in memphis. >> is it still around? >> i think it is. it's an old wooden thing. you wouldn't want to get close to it. looks like it was going to fall over.
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it was elvis's favorite ride in memphis. >> we'll have to see if it's around. >> hopefully it's fallen down by now. the mix is coming your way. the newest airline safety video, brilliant or bad? you be the judge. >> how you can get as fit as a circus athlete or even a pole dancer. we're working up a sweat with a high flying exercise routine. >> frustration for consumers after the biggest automotive recall ever. the roadblock for drivers demanding information about defective air bags. >> first, look at our behind the scenes picks on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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what you're seeing here about 2,000 protesters marching on mcdonald's corporate headquarters in chicago. this is the head of today's annual shareholders meeting. they were able to shut down a building, nearby streets and one of the company's restaurants demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour. mcdonald's said it would raise its starting pay for workers to at least $1 an hour above whatever the local minimum wage is. distracted drivers apparently a bigger problem on america's roads and highways than we had been told previously. the new survey from at&t showing a whopping 70% of drivers say they are texting, e-mailing surfing the net on smartphones. what's worse, more than a third admit to using facebook, twitter or instagram behind the wheel. the cdc says an average of nine people a day die in crashes involving distracted drivers. it's so hard to resist
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sometimes. you know what i've started to do is i just put the phone in the glove compartment in the front. because i don't trust myself with the phone. especially when kids are in the car. >> this is a huge, huge problem. i don't know what's wrong with us. >> you know what's wropg with us? we think we have two seconds in the middle of a red light. we can't let go we can't let go. it's instinctive. i put it in the glove come compartment of the car and that way i'm not tempted. >> you know what, it sounds good you do it at a red light. most people do it driving down the street. another hazard on the road, a potentially deadly one, has to do with your airbag. >> one in seven vehicles could be a ticking time bomb but millions of drivers still don't know if their cars are at risk. david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: with the potential of tens of thousands more takata air bags shattering on deployment, drivers set a record flooding the government recall website. but there's a problem. none of the 17 million newly recalled cars are listed yet. why no list? we went to the head of the highway safety administration.
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>> if i go to safer car.gov, i can't find out if my car is part of the recall. >> 11 different manufacturers have to give us the data and we have to get it on line, and then we have to make sure next that the parts will be available. >> so without knowing should you inspect your air bag on your own? no, these are complex and contain explosive chemicals. should you disable your airbag? absolutely not say experts. air bags save lives. there is some risk. takata found that one out of 160 recalled bag inflaters ruptured sending shrapnel flying during testing. stephanie erdman knows firsthand what can happen, losing partial sight in one eye. >> i had a massive strike on my right side and i just blinded out on that side and felt this dripping blood. >> so the advice from the safety administrator? >> what are you going to do. >> look up the vin number in our car and see if we need to get to the dealer and basically ask if not demand to make sure i get a
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loaner so i don't have to drive it. >> then the vehicle identification number can be found on the driver's side, 17 letters and numbers that you can write down and the government is saying that the vins from the recalled cars will be on the website early next week. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> you know, the good news is that of the 33 million cars, there's only been six deaths and about 100 injuries. obviously if it's one of your family members who has passed away, it's incredibly tragic and hard to go through. but the good news is, it only happens when there's a crash or in places of high humidity. sometimes we do these stories we kind of blow them up, blow them up. it is a huge issue. it's affecting a lot of people. but the good news the actual fatalities have not been as high when you compare it to 33 million. >> all right. coming up here, taking fitness to a new level. flying through the air with the greatest of ease. it's the circus-inspired workout. nikki battiste gives it a try. and later, using drones to keep an eye on the nation's
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beaches. could these flying machines do a better job than a human lifeguard? that's in our next half hour on "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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okay. summer's here. i wore black because it's time to get in shape. it's slimming they say on television, black. >> okay. >> go on. >> all right. whether you've been trying to wear black or find some other way to get yourself in shape,
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you can get with this new workout. working out is always a good idea but a little inspiration here for you. to do this we're turning to circus and strip clubs. abc's nikki battiste, you can find her at one of those two places. >> reporter: we're here at body and pole in new york city learning the new fitness craze, aerial fitness. come join us. this is awesome. this circus inspired workout is taking fitness to new and lofty heights. from sky high hoops fabric and poles, aerial fitness will get you high. >> what are the benefits over a basic workout lifting weights or running on a treadmill. >> you're lifting your whole body weight up and over on to the apparatus, so you are working with what you have. you can start seeing results quickly that way. >> no clowning around, this workout will give you a boosted backside, toned arms and a tighter core. >> there is a backspin. i slide. i fall, i hook. >> surrounded by some seasoned students, i'm what they call a pole virgin. >> yes, yes, yes, hold it there.
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and then turn your booty back. yeah. you nailed that one. >> up next, aerial fabric. >> i was holding on for dear life. >> let me tell you, none of this is as easy as it looks. >> did that hurt? >> not really. >> amazing. >> some of these maneuvers are inspired by acrobats in cirque du soleil who train here. there are top secret celebrity clients too. >> now i'm super high. >> yeah. >> it's so fun. >> beyond strength, aerial fitness aims to give you long lean muscles, flexibility and grace. there are moves like this standing pike. >> yes, you got it. >> the pike. >> then ouch. into a split. >> yes, perfect! >> these magical moves will make you feel like wonder woman. >> i feel really confident when i'm in the air and upside down. i feel like a million bucks flying up there.
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i would recommend. >> you look like a million bucks. >> up there, down here, everywhere. >> these women are flying high and now so am i. >> my body is exhausted. it's really difficult. >> on a one to ten, how did i do? you honestly did a solid 8. >> nikki battiste, abc news, new york. >> an eight? that's pretty good. are you a virgin pole person too? >> we should never have a piece on the air that says i'm a virgin pole whatever. >> is that a yes or no? >> what are you talking about? virgin pole person? >> you've never done pole exercises before. >> where would i do a pole exercise? >> you did a 1,000 calorie workout where you passed out and went to the emergency room. >> but there wasn't a pole involved. i'm a grown man. what am i doing on a pole? is anybody else disturbed by that question? >> let me tell you if you have the opportunity to go down inpole. >> to do what? to go down in pole? what are you talking about? >> go where motion is what one
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all right. in the mix today, delta air lines did this several years back. they didn't want to make another boring inflight video about the safety. remember they had the red head on there and she got a lot of attention because she was good looking, a lot of people will tell you. now they're doing another inflight video using a series of viral videos from the internet to get your attention and get you to pay attention to the safety on the flight. take a listen. >> be sure all carry on items are securely stowed in an overhead bin. >> whoa. >> federal regulations require all passengers to comply with the posted placards and lighted information signs located throughout the cabin in addition to any crew member instructions. >> so they use the harlem shake. they got the double rainbow guy and they go through a series of -- they potentially try to
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find the most viral videos. there she is kathryn lee. she's from atlanta. i actually know that young lady. >> that's a real agent? >> that's a real flight attendant. you remember the video she had. her name is catherine lee. she wagged her finger. there's no smoking. it was very popular. she's from atlanta, lived there for a while. my flight attendant on a flight to the mexico city. >> who knew. i have the most random friends, don't i? >> you have random associations throughout the world. >> i know. >> but yes, they've got another video going to getting attention. >> speaking of around the world, i love it when people break down stereotypes we have of them especially this one. it's a blind woman who has gone viral because of her makeup videos. this is lucy edwards, she's 19. she went blind in her right eye at 11, her left at 17. she has more than 400,000 fans because of her make-up tutorials. she says people are dependent on
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other people but for makeup she says you've got to know your face and without looking in the mirror what looks good. she kind of memorized certain parts of your face, eyeliner, blush, lipstick, she says gloss is easy to put on. her sisters helped her perfect her technique. she obviously does this obviously because she can't see and look in the mirror. she can do her own makeup. >> that is very cool. >> isn't that awesome? >> where is the young lady from? >> she's from across the pond. yeah. >> fantastic. good for her. breaking down stereotypes. one more thing we can show you here. can we just put the flag up. we went to the moon. now we're thinking about going to mars and beyond. someone designed this. this is a graphic designer out of sweden who said this is what we can plant this flag on mars possibly instead of us trying to plant individual national flags we should come together and realize the earth is for all of us. if we're going to go somewhere, we want martians to know the world has been here, not just an individual country. that is the flag and design. >> what if the martians don't
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e oil spill that's polluting nine miles of california coastline. what investigators are uncovering and why the clean-up is so difficult. breaking overnight, detectives name a suspect in the death of four people in a fire at a washington, d.c. mansion. the major leads, a possible motive and exclusive details. saving lives using drones now to keep an eye on swimmers along america's beaches. can these flying machines work faster and see better than a human lifeguard? and late night farewell. saying good-bye to david letterman. the stars on stage in the skinny on this thursday, may 21st. captions
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paid for by abc, inc. >> morning, everyone. what an end to a major chapter in late night television. >> is it the biggest? >> three decades, and i have to say the folks over there have not -- they couldn't have done a better job. it was just an incredible -- i think it went over 20 minutes than scheduled and cbs let them run. >> we're going to get more into that. if you didn't see it, you'll want to see some of it. we start this half hour out in california. >> uh-huh, with in fact, officials along the central coast of california are calling this a nightmare situation. >> this oil spill out here spreading out into the water along the shoreline. right now, believed to be 105,000 gallons of oil leaked from a broken pipeline. about 20% of that is believed to be reaching the water. absence database abc's brandi hitt with all these details. >> reporter: black waves
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crashing ashore are coating santa barbara's pristine beaches with thick oil with no escape for california wildlife. a mother whale and her baby are seen swimming dangerously close to this massive spill now streaming across at least nine miles. >> the oil slick out there has traveled in several directions. it's not a perfect square. it's not a perfect triangle and it will continue to disperse over time and spread out. >> reporter: as clean-up crews race to remove the thick sludge, it's unknown how much oily spilled from this pipeline tuesday before the leak was capped. plains all american says the line was at full operation, transporting 2,000 barrels of crude per hour. the company is taking full responsibility as the epa launches a federal investigation. >> we regret this incident and apologize to the residents and visitors of the area for the inconvenience this caused, especially on this memorial day weekend. i can assure you we are here to make it right. >> with such widespread devastation, beach campers in the area are being forced to
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evacuate, as the beach has been shut down for the busy memorial day weekend. >> i feel more sorry for what's going on in the ocean than for people that have to pack up and leave. >> reporter: plains all american says this ruptured pipeline was inspected a couple of weeks ago, but the results of that inspection have not been turned in. with such a widespread oil slick, federal officials are banning fishing in that area. reena and t.j. to waco, texas, and a stunning revelation about the rampage that left nine people dead. authorities found more than 300 weapons ranging from pocket knifes to ak-47s hidden in kitchen stoves in between sacks of flour and stuffed into seat cushions. police say it's proof of criminal intent. breaking overnight, a major development in the murders of a wealthy washington, d.c. family and their housekeeper. police have named a suspect in this case identified as 34-year-old daron dylon wint, a
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warrant for his arrest on first degree murder is out there. "washington post" reporting his dna was found on the crust of a dominos pizza that had been ordered to the house the night the victims were being held. relatives describe him as troubled and dangerous. ryan smith on the story for us. >> reporter: stunning new details and a possible motive shedding light on the mystery of that quadruple homicide and fire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. sources familiar with the case have told abc news a man dropped off a package containing $40,000 at the home while intruders held the victims captive inside. wealthy businessman, savvas savopoulos and his wife and son murdered along with their housekeeper, veralicia figueroa. her husband exclusively telling abc news he became alarmed when she didn't come home. >> i didn't hear from her. that's why i called her. and every time i called the phone, it was just going
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straight to the voice mail. >> reporter: that same night, around 9:00 p.m., a domino's pizza was ordered to the house. the next morning, the housekeeper's husband shows up at the home looking for his wife. >> i'm knocking and knocking and ringing the bell and my feeling was that somebody was inside. >> reporter: hours later the house went up in flames. according to reports when firefighters arrived on the scene, that $40,000 in cash was gone. ryan smith, abc news, washington. also new overnight, high school students taken to the hospital after their whale watching boat was hit by rogue waves off the massachusetts coast. crews said waves up to eight feet high. the boat was met by ambulances when it returned to the dock. students in new york were treated and released from the hospital. the 3,500 people stranded on board a cruise ship off bermuda are headed back home this morning. the norwegian dawn ran aground on top of a reef. this time lapse video shows how it suddenly lurched to a stop and stayed stuck for six hours.
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the cruise line says a temporary malfunction of the steering system forced it off court course. the ship is due back sometime tomorrow. a clean-up is underway this morning from 27 tornadoes that hit texas and oklahoma. particularly hard hit, the town of runway, some residents only had seconds to spare. dozens of homes severely damaged. no reports of injuries however. oklahoma got hit with a second round of storms yesterday. much of the area has received 2 to 4 times its average rainfall so far this month. more rain on the way. cities at risk for flooding this weekend include oklahoma city and areas from dallas to tulsa, also austin to san antonio. we mentioned yesterday lots of rain in the forecast. as far as today, thunderstorms, even the possibility of tornadoes for all of texas with storms stretching up into wyoming and down across the gulf coast and into florida. more showers for the northwest. with some snow showers over the northern rockies. >> temperatures significantly
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cooler for much of the nation. most areas barely getting out of the 50s and 60s. 80s across the deep south. 91 for you folks in phoenix. some wild scenes at airports to show you. starting with a scary security scene in los angeles international airport. a man was tasered while laying on the ground near a gate with plenty of passengers in the area just before that, he had refused to stop at a security checkpoint. he had a ticket on a flight which wasn't scheduled to leave for hours after the incident. the man was taken into custody facing trespassing and other charges. in the meantime, at charlotte's airport that, guy hung out naked for about an hour yesterday. he took off his clothes in a fit of anger about a flight to jamaica being overbooked. police say he suffered a medical issue and is not going to be charged. >> an hour? >> an hour? nobody noticed he was naked for an hour? >> i didn't say anybody didn't notice for an hour. >> how can you stand around for an hour and not notice?
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>> i would say it probably helped a lot of people pass the time. >> how do you get away with this for an hour? >> you are right. there are kids in the airport. >> an hour. what would you have done? >> if i was the naked guy or in the airport? >> i could never imagine you as the naked guy. >> all right. we're getting ready for our naked memorial day weekends and the unofficial beginning of summer. it doesn't look like it at least in the colorado rockies. >> ski areas are still open for business and plenty of skiers are taking advantage. they've had 15 inches of snow this week and more than 40 inches this month. >> the resort will be open for skiing until june. the snow is heavy. but "it's funky and chunky and a lot of fun." you should always follow up a story about a naked guy with a script that says funky and chunky. good job back there, guys. >> you are welcome. >> jack, coming up. we got one major story in "the skinny" this morning. talking about david letterman's
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farewell along with the stars on stage and his family members that you rarely get to see. and a later, a young man's plan to raise enough money to buy his late father's police car. we're taking you down a surprising and emotional road. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather brought to you by digestive advantage.
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>> good for brutus. up next, what could be soon the future of search and rescue. drones. drones seem to be from these days. >> first responders increasingly using drones to save lives. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: from dropping life lines in rushing floodwaters to giving firefighters a critical view of massive wildfires, even locating lost hikers in the densest forests. >> you're going to hear a buzzing noise like a bunch of bees. >> i hear that. and it's back to my right. >> drones, now increasingly playing a vital role in the most dangerous situation, helping to save lives. >> drones are definitely the future of search and rescue. >> just this past weekend, a drone enabling texas rescue teams to drop a rescue line to the stranded couple caught in a rising flash flood. >> you can see things with some of the technology that you can't see with the human eye from the
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ground. >> reporter: and now, this summer, you could see drones flying to the rescue of beachgoers caught in rip currents and water emergencies. float carrying drones are now being deployed in water rescue exercises, able to travel five times faster than michael phelps, they'll be able to reach swimmers in distress in a fraction of the time. while laws are still catching up to drone technology, the faa tells abc news allowances for unmanned aircraft serving in lifeguard operations are in place. meaning these flying machines may start hovering over more and more shores across the country. the next wave of rescue drone technology is being tested right now in connecticut. project rip tide hoping to use drones to drop life rings to
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swimmers. >> which i think will greatly increase you know survival rates for people. i definitely see drones being able to aid lifeguards in a way we never thought possible. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> fascinating. i didn't realize. coming up, saying good-bye to an american icon. >> we're talking about david letterman here. his last show, we've got the full roundup next and a special skit. >> "world news now" continues ÷h
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a special "skinny" for you now. a tribute to the man who changed television making late night a whole lot cooler, different, and a whole lot funnier. david letterman. >> his last show was truly the end of an era. after 33 years, he's hanging it up. the anticipation building for months. one last time we were even treated to his signature run by before walking out to an electric audience refusing to sit down for a couple of minutes before letting letterman speak. >> to start off the tribute today, we've had a handful of pretty well-known guys. >> my fellow americans, our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. >> our long national nightmare is over. letterman is retiring. >> oh, the guests did not stop there to help letterman get through one of his signature
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segments, a who is who of frequent guests and friends of the show to read the very last top ten list. >> last night's theme was things i've always wanted to say to dave. >> dave, did you know you wear the same cologne as moammar gadhafi. >> yes, barbara. >> dave, i have no idea what i'll do when you go off the air. you know, i just thought of something. i'll be fine. >> i'm just glad your show is being given to another white guy. >> thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale. >> dave, you are to comedy what i am to comedy. >> thanks for finally proving men can be funny. >> dave, i'll never have the money i owe you.
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>> oh, no. >> that was an incredible top ten list. you got to give it to them. >> don't miss that list. >> we were also treated to some of letterman's best bytes over the years including some of his colorful conversations with kids and his turn as a drive-through worker one of my favorites, at taco bell. a reminder how his sarcastic teasing changed television comedy. something we will certainly miss. >> his brand of comedy made him a pop culture icon along with the simpsons. there was a brief gag showing the cartoon family watching letterman. marge simpson saying when letterman started, bart and lisa were just kids and maggie was just a baby. >> things in springfield don't change much. >> "wheel of fortune" paying tribute with this. >> it's tossup time. our third of the night. >> and good riddance to david letterman.
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>> was that real? >> that was real. >> oh, my goodness. it was really everywhere you go today. it felt like david letterman was in the air. >> he should be. 30 years. i mean, that's an incredible feat for him. finally it was time to say good-bye. dave thanked everybody involved with the late show including staff, crew the band paul schaefer he called his best friend. his most heartfelt thank you went to his family, wife regina, son harry, audience giving them a standing ovation. >> finally he thanked the audience saying "there's nothing i can doing ever to ever repay you what you've given me everything." >> he introduced his favorite band foo fighters with a montage of all the incredible memories he's given us over the past three decades. >> i had no idea that foo fighters was -- you should know it watching the show. i had forgotten that. big impact on his life. >> but they had everybody back. it's hard to get these shows
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right and get a finale right, a series ender like this. but by all accounts, they got this one right. everybody came back. we knew this would be a who's who. it's unbelievable to think he's gone. leno is gone. we have a new era of late night coming in. you still have the new face with our guy jimmy kimmel. to a certain degree. you've got, of course, fallon on nbc and then colbert coming into cbs. a whole new era. >> we know what letterman will be doing next. he announced today he wants to be the new face of scientology. that was a joke, of course. >> oh, okay. i didn't know. do they need a new face right now? who is the current face of scientology? >> and he also said, by the way, that he never wants to walk back into that same building again. i believe him. >> ever. >> ever again. i think he's not going to be like cher and do repeating sort of tours. i think it's over for letterman. what a way to go out. what a way to go out. >> congratulations, dave. it's been great but great job last night to the folks at cbs.
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new secret outlast clear gel. the story now of a young man hoping to keep a piece of his father's memory with him. a police officer killed in the line of duty and left behind a loving family. >> and his son looking to hold on to something special that will keep his dad with him wherever he goes. here's abc's david muir. >> code five. we need paramedics. >> code five. we need paramedics. we need paramedics now. >> this was the scene outside denver. november 2010, the officer a father of two, a husband, shot. >> dispatch 212 xt >> officer down. officer down. >> deputy sam brownly down. it was a high speed chase, the suspect took his gun and shot him three times. he was killed. he left behind his wife heather and two boys tanner and chase. tanner was 15. he cherished his dad and the motorcycle jacket he left
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behind. >> just everything i can get means a lot to me. >> all these years later it was his dad's squad car he truly wanted, a dodge charger 147,000 miles. he heard it was about to be auctioned by the sheriff's department for charity and when tanner heard this, he began raising money on his own setting up a go fund me site writing i want to show my father i've grown into a man raising more than $3,000 in just 48 hours. >> it would mean a lot to me and my brother. we've been through a lot. armed with the cash, the auction begins. [ auctioneer calling ] so many eyes around that room, tanner sitting right in front. >> 25. >> but suddenly he was nearing his limit, $12,500 as high as he could go. the man in the back outbids him. >> thank you very much. >> you can see it in tanner's face and his mother's, too. it was a valiant effort to get his father's car but then watch as that man in the back, a local rancher walks to the front of
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the room. >> tanner, here's your car. >> tanner had no idea the sheriff's department had no idea. but that rancher knew all along. >> i shook his hand and i didn't know. >> a father's squad car now his son's with some fatherly advice. >> no doughnuts. >> no doughnuts. >> i promise. >> david muir, abc news, new york. >> that rancher was actually adopted. so he said he wanted to do something good for somebody else. that's why he chose to do this. >> you see he had the cameras rolling there but the kid had no idea. going from a sad moment to a happy moment just like that. more news from abc coming your way. >> thanks for watching "world news now." this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, wanted, a suspect is named in the d.c. mansion fire that killed four people just blocks from the vice president's house. the dna trail that investigators said led right to him. state of emergency. the oil spill on california's coast much worse than initially thought. a single slick stretching for miles and the environmental concern growing at this hour. security breach. a dramatic moment playing out in an american airport. a man rushing past tsa agents taken down with a stun gun in front of shocked passengers. and final bow. david letterman leaves us laughing the long list of celebrities stopping by for his final late show ending a historic television career.

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