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all right, audience, dayo needs your help right now, so if you would, pick up those keypads and enter your vote now. [percussive music] ♪ all right, votes are in. let's go to the board and get the results. well, 70% say ct scanner. >> yeah, since i have absolutely no idea about this question and my other options would have been different letters on the board, i'm gonna have to go with b, final answer. >> you better thank this audience. that's right. [cheers and applause] that's right. ct scanner was correct. $7,000! [horn blares] that sound unfortunately means we're done for today, but dayo is not done. you're coming back. you're gonna continue to march on to that $1 million. thank you so much
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nasa is ready to blast off nasa is ready to blast off to mars. the agency tweeted out this animation of their space launch system that's currently being built and tested. once built, the rocket will be the most powerful in the world and ready for those deep space missions. the orion's flight is slated for 2018. there's an alarming new scam targeting job seekers online. hackers posing as employers are
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offering hopeful candidates some tempting offers. >> tricking them into thinking they've been hired for a job, even sending them signing bonuses. unfortunately, it's a trap. gio benitez explains. >> reporter: millions are searching for jobs online using popular sites like linkedin and indeed. but it turns out some of those so-called employers are actually scammers, hiding behind a screen. sarah wade of st. louis says one of these crooks sent her a job opportunity that initially looked legit. >> i went ahead and sent my resume to the e-mail he had told me to send it to. >> reporter: wade unsuspecting that anything would go wrong. >> with linkedin, i had so much luck with finding jobs in the past that i didn't suspect this to be a scam at all. >> reporter: experts say here's how the scam works. the crook sends a desperate job seeker a check, a sort of signing bonus for, let's say, $2,000. then there's a catch. instructions to send most of
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that money back in the form of a gift card or wire transfer. the scammer tells them it's a one-time fee. the check, of course, is a fake and now the job seeker's money is in the hands of the scammer. wade received one of those checks for 2400 bucks but she didn't play the game. >> i ended up calling up the bank, and they proceeded to let me know that it was fake and for me to make sure i don't deposit it. >> reporter: the ftc admitting that scams like these are a problem. >> as technology changes, the way that predators seek people out who are looking for these types of opportunities will change with that technology. >> reporter: and it's not just linkedin. karen kettering told our chicago station wls she used the job search site indeed and wasn't so lucky. she tried to deposit a check for almost $2400, a check that bounced and sent $2,000 to a scammer. >> to come out fraudulent like this was a real big shock. >> reporter: indeed tells abc
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news, indeed has an entire team dedicated to the search quality effort. and we do everything we can to determine a job's suitability. linkedin which sarah wade used telling us when this type of activity is detected, we work to quickly remove it and prevent future recurrences. we have taken action on sarah's issue. gio benitez, abc news, new york. when we come back, the wicked performance of "defying gravity" that will seem to almost defy your ears. and what jennifer lopez says about her famous ex, marc anthony. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for "the skinny." and topping our headlines this morning, the amazing performance on "britain's got talent" that you have to hear to believe. >> her name is beau dermott. she's 12 years old and she totally killed it during week one of auditions for "britain's got talent." performing "defying gravity" from the broadway hit "wicked." listen to this. ♪ defying gravity i'm flying high defying gravity ♪ ♪ you're no match for me ♪
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>> that performance won her a spot in the live semifinals. >> you think? >> and she's apparently no stranger to the stage. young beau has reportedly won a number of regional british talent contests in recent years. >> i have to say, i saw the show. i loved the show. i actually think she sounds better than the woman who i saw sing it on broadway. >> oh, really? >> yes. you thought i was going in a different direction. >> i thought you were going a different direction. >> no, i thought she was fantastic. >> all right. not idina menzel. >> no. or related -- >> to johnny menzel or her cousin. next one of the world's most accomplished singers throwing some shade at her ex-husband, singer marc anthony. >> a whole lot of tea being spilled right now. giving an unfiltered interview to "w" magazine in its may cover story, j.lo says she knew quickly that their marriage wasn't the right thing.
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seven years later, it ended and now she says coparenting their 8-year-old twins with him is, by far the hardest work i do. the magazine. >> meantime, it released a dramatic reading the superstar gave of sir mix-a-lot's cult hit "baby got back." turning it from a hard-core party tune into a psa about female body image. >> he had game, but he chose to hit 'em. i pulled up quick to get with him. so, ladies, if the butt is round, and you want a triple "x" throw down, dial 1-900-mix-alot and kick them nasty thoughts. "baby got back." >> that's a thing of beauty. >> "w" magazine says lopez is encouraging women all around the world to love their own butts. positive message i think. >> absolutely. we should point out why we were cracking up was in the commercial break, diane does a great rendition of "baby got back." okay. here is something else to love this morning. if you're into what we like to call celebrity real estate
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porn. >> actor john cusack has put his stunning malibu beach-front house on the market. the three bedroom and 3 1/2 bathroom home has a soaring vaulted ceiling in the living room. some beach views from nearly every window and a giant entertainment deck. now we're talking. >> the price is not bad for malibu, actually. $13.5 million. but he's willing you let to try it out first for $75,000 a month. >> and here's proof positive that actor matthew mcconaughey is actually a vampire. >> yeah, that's the only conclusion we can come up with after seeing this. oh, freaky. a photograph posted by a reddit user who claims the photo is of his great, great grandfather taken apparently back in the late 19th century. >> the hair, the eyes, even his eyebrows appear to be identical. we can only conclude mcconaughey is either a vampire or he can interstellar his way back and forth through the time continuum. >> apparently his great, great great grandfather used to like
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♪ look for the bare ♪ for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities ♪ ♪ for get about your worries and your strife ♪ >> wow. >> of course i know. so, believe it or not, it has been 49 years since our parent company, disney, delighted audiences with its now classic feature animation "the jungle book." >> the live action reboot hits theaters tomorrow. abc's rachel smith caught up with its young star. ♪ >> reporter: we're heading into the jungle, "the jungle book" that is disney's live action take on the rudyard kipling stories that inspired the 1967 animated classic. ♪ look for the bare necessities ♪ ♪ the simple bare necessities
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♪ forget about your worries and your strife ♪ >> reporter: about a boy named mowgli, who is being raised by a pack of wolves, but suddenly is hunted out of his jungle home by the vengeful tiger sher >> reporter: where better to meet the man cub become a man and man is forbidden. >> it is unbelievable. >> yeah. >> reporter: so what better place to meet the man cub himself neil seth think than the bronx zoo's tiger mountain in new york. >> i'm not taking one more step. >> run mowgli. >> action! >> reporter: 12-year-old sethi in his very own first acting role is the only human character to appear on screen. in a film of cgi environments and motion captured animals. what was the audition process like for you? >> they literally just wanted me to do a couple lines and i had to play imaginary tennis. i showed a karate move and said
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i don't need no stunt double and they started laughing. >> reporter: the film boasts an all-star voice cast including idris elba, ser ben kingsley, lupita nyong'o, scarlett johanssen and bill murray as baloo the bear. >> what's that? >> that's a song about the good li life. >> reporter: have you auditioned for any other roles? >> yeah, i have some stuff in the works. >> reporter: that sounds like such a hollywood thing to say, neel. you got to give me more than that. >> i can't. >> reporter: you have to. >> i'm not allowed. >> reporter: rachel smith, abc news, new york. >> i'm mowgli, and this is my home! >> it's really too bad they couldn't get any "a" list actors to voice in that movie. >> i love bill murray and baloo. do you know what mowgli and baloo in the disney version danced reminded me of a little bit? us doing "thriller." >> we're back at "thriller." lord. gloria estefan said the rhythm's going to get you so -- >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following on this thursday morning on "world news now." packing them in. look at this scene. bernie sanders holding one of his largest rallies yet, filling a new york city park with nearly 30,000 supporters. he told the crowd he had the momentum and predicted a surprise for the establishment in next week's primary. full details ahead. president obama claims progress in the battle against isis during a rare visit to cia headquarters. the president points out, setbacks suffered by isis in the last few months including some territory reclaimed by u.s.-led troops. cdc researchers have confirmed the zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
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the findings could lead to stronger warnings against mosquito bites. and the golden state warriors end their regular season with 73 wins. that is a record set 20 years ago by the chicago bulls. that team's star, michael jordan offering congratulations and saying records are made to be broken. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, april 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." you see that one clip of michael jordan crying there? >> i wonder how many of those memes are going around right now. >> there are probably quite a few, and it's appropriate because that record got broken. of course, kobe bryant's last day. >> a big night for the nba. >> yeah, absolutely. it was a big night for bernie sanders and many of the candidates as we take a look at the race for the white house. and we're talking specifically about the candidates who are on both sides, crisscrossing the empire state ahead of next week's crucial primary. >> hillary clinton and donald trump are still leading in the polls, but new yorkers are coming out in droves to see bernie sanders. we have more now from abc's david wright. >> bernie! bernie! >> reporter: in the heart of greenwich village --
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>> there are a lot of people here tonight! >> reporter: berniepalooza. about 27,000 sanders supporters packed washington square park, one of sanders' biggest crowds yet. >> i feel the bern! >> reporter: rallying a star-studded affair. >> oh, man, it's amazing to be in washington square park. >> i'm the hype man. bernie sanders. >> reporter: like a rock concert. a stark contrast to the scene up in the bronx where hillary clinton had her own rally. >> wow. i am so happy to be back here. >> reporter: judging from these two events, you'd be tempted to think this was a bernie sanders slam dunk. the big focus here, reaching out to millenials. >> you must like bernie sanders a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: but a big problem sanders faces here, can his supporters actually vote here?
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if you're a first-time voter you had to register a month ago, and if you're changing parties, you had to do it all the way back in october. while bernie sanders has a lot of supporters, a lot of them may not be able to vote in the new york primary. according to a new abc news and refinery 29 national poll of millenial women, bernie was the clear favorite with 35% compared to 25% for hillary clinton. the top two republicans in single digits. elsewhere in the country, ted cruz's campaign is running circles around the trump campaign in the delegate selection process. that's left trump banking even more on a big win here in new york. the two democrats seem to be trying to out-new york each other, battling for new york's 247 delegates. sanders flaunting his brooklyn roots. >> thank you all for coming out to my old neighborhood. >> bernie! bernie! >> reporter: a lot of bernie's voters here may do just that. >> we have a system here in new york where young people who have
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not previously registered and want to register today just can't do it. >> reporter: because, they say, new york makes it too hard for them to get out and vote. i'm david wright in new york. donald trump had a bizarre moment at a rally in pittsburgh last night. addressing a crowd of about 8,000 supporters, trump decided to resurrect the name of the famed penn state football coach, joe paterno. >> how's joe paterno? we going to bring that back? right? how about that whole deal? >> paterno died in 2012 after he was fired from penn state for his alleged role in covering up sex abuse committed by former coach jerry sandusky. trump's campaign later clarified his statement saying, he was talking about paterno's bronze statue which was torn down. >> oh, that's it. now we know. there's new video this morning of a stunningly close call for a u.s. naval destroyer. russian attack jets flew
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dangerously close to the american vessel several times this week. the jets made more than 30 passes in international waters in the baltic sea. the russian pilots did not respond to radio contact. authorities say it's one of the most aggressive russian acts against the u.s. military in decades. so why not fire at the russians? as one retired naval officer said, you don't get to kill people just because they're being annoying. new fallout from last year's plane crash in the french alps. the families of the victims are suing the flight school where the pilot was trained. he deliberately locked himself in the cockpit and flew into a mountainside killing everyone on board. the lawsuit claims the arizona flight school did not properly screen the pilot's medical background, which would have revealed bouts with severe depression. autopsy results on former new orleans saints player will smith indicates he was shot seven times in the back but that finding does very little to clear up exactly what happened last saturday night when smith was killed. here's abc's stephanie ramos.
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>> reporter: new orleans police say former nfl star will smith had a fully loaded weapon in his car when he was allegedly gunned down by 28-year-old cardell hayes. the attorney for the family of will smith, peter thompson, says smith never threatened the man who shot him. >> at no time during this event did will smith ever brandish or carry on his person a firearm. >> reporter: authorities say smith's weapon was never fired. in this surveillance video provided by the restaurant two blocks away from the shooting minutes before shots were fired, you can see what appears to be the former new orleans saints star will smith's mercedes suv bump or get really close to the hummer resembling the vehicle of the alleged gunman cardell hayes. then the hummer pulls over. the suv keeps going. seconds later, the hummer appears to follow. thompson says this was no hit and run. >> they slammed on their brakes on magazine street, did not believe they even hit the hummer. there's no damage to that car. and they went on about their business. >> reporter: thompson claims the
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hummer then violently rammed into the back of the mercedes, shattering the rear window. smith got out of the car, words were exchanged. the lawyer says smith's wife and another passenger went to defuse the situation, but as they walked back, shots were fired. hayes' defense attorney says his client was defending himself. >> it would be safe to say that not only did my client feel threatened but citizens that were out there in that block felt threatened, as well. >> reporter: the coroner's preliminary report says smith was fatally shot seven times in the back and once in the chest. if hayes is convicted of second-degree murder, he faces life in prison. kendis and diane, back to you. chicago's embattled mayor is responding to a scathing task force report on the city's police department. the report urged the department to acknowledge its history of racism. mayor rahm emanuel says he agrees with a lot in the report. emanuel created the task force
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after the death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald, the dashcam video showing his shooting by a white police officer led to unrest and protests. a cleveland dad is facing four years in prison for taking his son from alabama when the child was just 5 years old. that child now 19 pleading with the judge to spare his father prison time. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: an emotional teenager pleading with a cleveland judge, his identity protected by the court, begging for leniency for the man who kidnapped him, his father. >> i don't know what else to say other than not to send my father to jail. >> reporter: in 2002 defendant bobby hernandez took his then 5-year-old son, julian, from his alabama home. hernandez moved to cleveland, ohio, where he created new identities for him and julian. for 13 years, julian's mother searched for her son. attorney gloria allred reading a letter on her behalf in court. >> during my darkest moments, i considered suicide. >> reporter: authorities even using this age progression picture, hoping to find him.
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but it wasn't until julian was applying for college loans that investigators discovered discrepancies with his social security number. prosecutors wanted hernandez to face 54 years behind bars. the judge sentenced him to four. >> i accept full responsibility for everything i did. >> reporter: hernandez and his attorney do plan to appeal. prosecutors in alabama are now working to determine if he will face charges there as well. alex perez, abc news, chicago. now to south florida where a fisherman is recovering after being seriously injured by a shark. some of the serious injuries to the man's arm are too gruesome for us to show you. the victim is a former marine and he was spearfishing with a group of friends when he was attacked by a seven-foot bull shark. experts say bull shark is one of the most aggressive sharks in the world. if you sneak a peek at your phone in the movie theater, soon enough you may not have to hide. amc entertainment is kicking around the idea of having
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texting sections in its many theaters across the country. amc's ceo adam aaron told "variety" that the reason is millenials. he says, telling them to turn off their phones just isn't a realistic request. >> that sounds like an awful idea. >> i don't know. i think it sounds okay. >> sounds okay? it's typical every time i read, this is what happens. >> you were saying something? >> it's like we're married. it's pretty clear that marijuana has become mainstream now that a giant foodmaker is targeting ads directly at pot users. >> check out this colorado billboard for totino's pizza rolls. b4/20, referring to the cannabis holiday, one of many ads seen around denver. business holiday. since legalization, many mainstream companies are using ads aimed at the cannabis crowd there. >> there is one major irony. those who make and distribute marijuana products are actually banned from advertising. but those taking advantage of
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the munchies -- >> those are hoping to make money off the back end, fair game. >> do it. now i want some pizza rolls. >> that's smart. why? >> marketing works on me. very effectively. coming up, the little kids with big brains. innovations making the grade at the white house science fair from a 100-pound subway cleaning robot to apps helping dyslexic kids do their homework. but first, it's the end of an era. why so many fans this morning are saying professional basketball will never be the same again after kobe bryant. first here's a look at today's temperatures. 68 in memphis. 64 in atlanta. >> cool. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by perillo tours.
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♪ and i say good-bye to you ♪
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♪ good-bye to everything that i knew ♪ it is so sad. kobe, of course, best known for his beef, saying good-bye to basketball. >> best known for his beef? >> kobe beef. >> wow. oh, i got it. >> i'm here all night. try the veal. tip your waitress. >> quite a good-bye, though, last night for kobe. >> it was quite a good-bye indeed. one of the greatest basketball players of all time. >> playing his final game of his 20-year career, bryant poured in a season high 60 points, steering the lakers to a 101-96 comeback win over the utah jazz. >> starting today, many fans say basketball will never be the same again. here's abc's byron pitts. >> for the final time, number 24 on the floor. >> reporter: where else but hollywood, a storybook sendoff to one of the greatest nba
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players of all time to ever toile, triumph, torment his rivals and their fans. 18-time all-star, five nba titles, third all time leading scorer, two olympic gold medals. after an illustrious 20-year career, he gave the fans what they wanted to see one more time. >> desperate to get to the basket and score. and he does. >> reporter: this was kobe bryant's night. his testament to his talent and his marketability, nike produced this ad to mark the occasion. ♪ i hate you >> reporter: it's no hype. bryant was hated in most nba arenas. he wasn't so much brash as he was ruthless. his killer instinct so revered no one balked when he gave himself a nickname, the black mamba, one of the world's deadliest snakes. he came up with the name a year after one of the darkest episodes of his life. >> charges were filed against kobe dean bryant. >> reporter: in 2003 a 19-year-old woman accused him of sexual assault. the charges were eventually dropped and the civil suit was settled out of court.
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he entered the nba as a brash 18-year-old straight out of high school. the son of a former nba player, he was mature beyond his years. and unlike most teenage phenoms, kobe bryant lived up to the hype. he sat down recently with our robin roberts. >> of course, everybody wants to know, why now? >> with the achilles injury, that really frightened me. so, it was kind of a slow three-year process of kind of evolving to get to where i am. >> reporter: kobe bryant played the game his way on his terms. he leaves it the exact same way. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> well done, kobe. well done. >> because he has the same name as the beef. >> that's why -- >> that's where -- >> job well done. >> job well done. >> a rare performance by kobe. >> his middle name after mr. bean. >> i'm going to move on now if that's okay with you. coming up, why the voice behind dora the explorer is actually in hot water. >> he was sizzling for 20 years.
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charges of special treatment after an incident in the girl's room. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ all these kids getting excited to that music. she's the voice behind the famous character dora the explorer. now her latest adventure is a lawsuit.
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>> the 15-year-old is accused of pressuring a classmate to use a vaporizer, getting her classmate kicked out of school, but the actress apparently got some special treatment. here's abc's linzie janis. >> clap with us. >> reporter: doer rat explorer has long been synonymous with the adorable animated girl who teaches children spanish on the hit show, but the voice behind dora is now reportedly named in a lawsuit filed in a manhattan civil court. the a.p. reports the case brought by nadia leonelli and frederick sundwall alleges in september, the voice of the most recent edition of dora fatima ptacek, encouraged their daughter to join her in using a vaping pen to inhale caramel flavored water in a bathroom at avenues, a private new york school. according to the a.p. report, when school officials found out about the incident, the voice of dora the explorer was given a three-day suspension, while the daughter of the couple who filed the lawsuit was expelled.
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the couple reportedly arguing their daughter was treated unfairly because she was not a celebrity. >> the parents are basically saying the school violated its own rules. that it's so unfair that they should be forced to readmit their daughter. >> reporter: ptacek and her fame say they have no comment. as for nickelodeon, it says fatima is a terrific young lady and we hope that this matter can be resolved as a private matter. in a statement, the avenues school says, avenues has a very high standard and follows a fair process when there are infractions. we know students will make mistakes, but we expect them to take accountability for them. the attorney for the couple who brought the suit says what her clients want most is for their daughter to be able to return to school. linzie janis, abc news, new york. coming up, the brainiacs who are taking over the white house. >> it's president obama's final white house science fair.
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a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. for some of you, this might seem as easy as a, b, c, but for most of us, not nearly as easy as that, or 1, 2, 3 for that matter. >> confused by all of it. we're talking about the stunning display of innovation at the white house from the nation's brightest and youngest minds. abc's serena marshall was there. >> reporter: they're little kids with big brains. >> i want to be a programmer. program robots to make artificial organs for people. >> spacecraft. >> our electric solar charging station. >> reporter: taking over 1600 pennsylvania avenue in the sixth and final white house science fair. from 100-pound robots cleaning up the new york city subway to apps helping dyslexic kids with their homework. >> we are color-coding each
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digit with the rainbow pattern. >> reporter: the project started under president barack obama in 2010. to recognize the next generation of scientists. more than 130 kids from 30 states, including this 15-year-old who created a power source from the ocean. >> slowly or fast? >> kind of hard. >> okay. oh! >> so now we can watch those lights light up as a result of the power exchanges. >> voila. >> reporter: to sisters kimberly and rebecca and their spacecraft. >> we actually thought it would be around 20,000, 30,000 feet >> and it just kept on going. >> yeah, it went to 78,000 feet. >> reporter: wands made from a 3-d printer to blow bubbles. >> there you go. >> reporter: even getting some advice from 9-year-old jacob. >> i have a question to ask you. >> of course, please. >> do you have a child science adviser? >> i don't. do you think you might be interested in that position? >> you should. >> how about we put together a child advisory committee? >> reporter: and while it may be one of his favorite events, even
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the president is intimidated by these bright young minds. >> i do have to say, this is just an aside, the only problem with the science fair is it makes me feel a little inadequate. >> reporter: the president did announce after meeting young jacob that he plans to move forward with that committee. and while this is obama's last science fair, the white house has said that they hope whoever the next president is will carry on the tradition. diane, kendis? >> that was abc's serena marshall. you know what i developed for my science fair when i was a kid? >> yeah, what was it? >> it was a miniature light bulb that lit up when you attached it to a battery. >> did it work? >> yeah, kind of like a flashlight, which already existed at the time. but i thought it was innovative. >> i invented an iphone last year. >> oh, yeah? got some stock you want to share with me. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," political party time. >> a massive crowd of sanders supporters swarm an iconic new york city park as donald trump takes aim at the head of his own party, saying he should be ashamed of himself. details ahead. this one's a little too close for comfort. russian jets fly repeatedly over an american naval ship in the most aggressive act since the cold war. what was really behind the show of force. then hunters searching for the loch ness monster make a thrilling discovery. it's 30 feet long and was found at the bottom of the lake. but it wasn't quite what they were hoping for. and the golden state warriors surpass michael jordan's bulls with the nba's best regular season record ever. meanwhile in l.a., fans flock
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all over to see kobe bryant take to the court one last time. it's thursday, april 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson on this thursday. >> i'm diane macedo. we are taking a look at the staples center. >> take a look at the scene outside. >> what a scene. this was after the l.a. lakers game. kobe bryant's final game ever. >> yeah, they called this day mamba day, named after his nickname, of course. kobe bryant's last shot and what a game as you were pointing out to me, you know, there are plenty of facts you knew about his last appearance. >> my favorite was it was not only his season high, 60 points in one game, but the most any player has ever scored in their last game. >> is that right? >> that's right. >> kobe was saying after the game that you know all season long in his entire 20 year
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career they're saying, pass the ball to someone else. finally on his last night, they're all saying, pass the ball to him. there wasn't a lot of defense in that game. >> a lot of celebrities in the crowds, too. >> we'll get to the game. it was a big night for the nba. so we'll go from the beauty i guess that is bryant to the ugliness that is the race for the white house right now. the republican delegates are complaining right now. some of death threats as donald trump hammers the nomination process. >> ted cruz made an appearance on cnn with his wife and two daughters accusing the trump campaign of encouraging violence and acting like thugs. in new york, bernie sanders played to a crowd of nearly 30,000 people ahead of tonight's debate with hillary clinton. we get the latest from abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: bernie sanders campaigning in new york city. on the picket line with striking verizon workers in brooklyn, then holding a massive rally in manhattan. >> when i look at an unbelievable crowd like this, i believe we're going to win here in new york next tuesday. >> reporter: the latest polls showing sanders trailing in new york by double digits behind
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hillary clinton. who picked up the endorsement of "the new york daily news." with less than a week before the primary here, clinton looking ahead to the general election. going after gop front-runner donald trump. >> he has called mexican immigrants rapists and murderers. he wants to ban all muslims from entering the united states. and the list goes on. >> reporter: trump's latest target, not his opponents but the republican party. and its delegate rules. >> this is a dirty trick and i'll tell you what, the rnc should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: gop chairman reince priebus responding, tweeting the nomination process has been known for a year and beyond. it's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. complaints now give us all a break. trump campaigning in pennsylvania where ted cruz also held a rally before sitting down with his wife heidi for this cnn town hall.
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>> what donald is unhappy about is in the last three weeks, there have been a total of 11 elections in four states. and we have beaten donald in all 11 elections. >> reporter: ted cruz, meanwhile, is fighting in part to overcome that new york values comment. just days before the primary here, he is polling behind trump and john kasich. kendis and dianne. >> marci, thank you. so, it looks like donald trump's campaign manager will not be prosecuted over a confrontation with a reporter. corey lewandowski was accused of battery, accused of grabbing and shoving a reporter last month. prosecutors have decided not to move forward with the case. a formal announcement is expected today. president obama claimed progress in the battle against isis during a rare visit to the cia and its headquarters. the president pointed to setbacks suffered by isis in the last few months, including territory reclaimed by u.s.-led troops. he then spoke directly to isis fighters. >> we're sending a message.
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if you target americans, you have no safe haven. we will find you. >> the president also mentioned the boston marathon bombing which happened three years ago tomorrow. he reminded americans to remain strong, resilient and not give in to fear. and secretary of state john kerry is responding to comments by donald trump and others that the u.s. should bring back waterboarding. in a speech about human rights abuses, kerry said the u.s. is opposed to the use of torture in any format, any time by any government. russian fighter jets flew close to a u.s. navy destroyer several times this week at a time of heightened tensions between the u.s. and russia. martha raddatz has the details. >> reporter: it is one of the most aggressive russian actions against the u.s. military since the end of the cold war. >> look at the left one. he is on the deck. >> reporter: not just a dangerously close fly-by, within 30 feet of the u.s. destroyer, the jets flew in a way that simulated an attack. and not just once. but again and again.
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over the last two days, the russian jets making more than 30 passes over the american ship in international waters. and roaring at just 100 feet off the baltic sea, the jets caused a wake in the water, as if a giant speedboat had raced by. >> when you're flying just off the water at 500 miles an hour, you're focused just out the window, if he misjudges how close he is to the ship, how far he is off the water, there's no room for error and there's lots of room for disaster. >> reporter: the americans on the destroyer repeatedly radioed the russian pilots, but the transmissions were ignored. the russians may be trying to distract nato from a possible spring offensive in ukraine, but over the last few years, the russians have only gotten more aggressive with this kind of harassment. and whatever the u.s. has done behind the scenes does not seem to have worked. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. autopsy results on former
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new orleans saints player will smith indicating he was shot seven times in the back. but that finding does little to clear up exactly what happened saturday night when smith was killed. attorneys for the smith family and the suspect cardell hayes agree shots were fired after a heated argument between the two men. but each side blames the other for being the aggressor. we're getting some new details in dennis hastert's hush money case. he will be sentenced later this month. an alleged sex abuse victim of the former speaker of the house is expected to testify. hastert has only pleaded guilty to breaking banking loss. prosecutors maintain he wanted to use the money to hide past sexual misconduct. hastert's attorney denying sexual abuse in newly unsealed documents. they call an encounter between hastert and the 14-year-old, quote, ambiguous. prince william and duchess kate have left for bhutan. before their departure, the royal couple met with children and painted elephant statues.
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they also fed milk to orphaned animals during a wildlife safari in the northeastern part of the country. the golden state warriors notching victory 73 for the season. the fans, the team, everybody ecstatic. in breaking the bulls record set in '895-'96 season. and winning the division title, steph curry put on a show with an explosion of three-pointers. ten for the night, surpassing the single season record with a total of 402. the record he set last year. the warriors thrilled with the new record but now focusing on the playoffs starting this weekend against the houston rockets. about 375 miles south, l.a. staples center, rocking for kobe bryant's last game in the nba. >> fans saw a bit of the old kobe as he made shot after shot. he closed out his career scoring a total of 60 points. something no player has ever done in his last game. he retires after 20 seasons as the number three all-time
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scorer. >> man! man! you guys, you know, it's -- i can't believe how fast 20 years went by. i mean, this is crazy. to be standing at center court with you guys, my teammates behind me, and appreciating all this, you know, the journey we've been on. >> celebrities were also out in full force with shaquille o'neal, snoop dogg, george lopez, jay-z and also in the house and lakers courtside fixture, jack nicholson. >> so many tributes leading up to today, tiger woods among those tweeting and saying good luck. he's an icon to many of us. >> all those wishes clearly paid off. not only was this the highest point for any player at the end of their career, it's also his own season high. >> because they all just gave him the ball. >> trying to give kobe some
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credit here. >> as well he should. he did great for 20 years. he said because they kept giving him the ball, he decided, you know what, he's going to stay in the entire game. he stayed in until there was four seconds left in the game. >> a contrast to the usual when they say he needs to pass more, right? >> yeah. you mentioned he got some new bling? >> he did. he and his wife both got presented with retirement rings as part of the ceremony. >> interesting. all right. they know who the true boss is. coming up, a new report that might have you wanting to check your car's air bags. this one's important. and our abc reporter in search of answers from politicians and why massive amounts of military equipment is just laying around. and grandma is learning what all the kids are up to and she is absolutely loving it. we'll explain later in "the mix." you can check out what we're up to behind the scenes on instagram @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." on instagram @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." into this old jar. my pocket change
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an irish conservationist managed to capture on video about 20 basking sharks swimming close to the shore. the basking shark is the second largest fish in the world, by the way. you can see very clearly inside their giant mouths at times as they feed on zoo plankton. they apparently do not attack humans, but i'd still be, peace out if they were that close. >> i don't think i would want to swim next to one of those. >> good. the largest automotive
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recall in u.s. history could get even bigger. federal regulators say about 85 million vehicles with takata air bag inflaters may need to be recalled, that's on top of the nearly 29 million inflaters that need to be replaced. at least 11 people have died and more than 100 injured by the exploding inflater. so this week a tug of war over millions of our tax dollars and yours heating up on capitol hill. taxpayer watchdogs are howling over the exorbitant pork barrel projects highlighted in this year's pig book. >> one of them involves thousands of army tanks just sit negotiate desert. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: critics on capitol hill are squealing that pork is back. pork spending, that is. >> we must cut this out of control spending. >> reporter: funding for pet projects was banned five years ago, but according to the annual pig book, the practice hasn't gone away. here's an example they point to. there are currently 2,000 spare tanks sitting unused in this california desert. even though the army didn't ask for it, last year lawmakers snuck in an extra $40 million to upgrade some of the tanks.
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they are made at this factory in lima, ohio, in congressman jim jordan's district. he said he had no time for an interview, so we tracked him down. why is congress still funding this program? >> you don't think -- you don't think the army needs tanks? the army says they're going to need them in the future, and the idea was, are we actually going to shut down a facility, the one place in the country, the one place in the country that still puts together tanks? >> reporter: do you think this helps save jobs? >> i think it's just good policy. >> reporter: this fight has been going on for years. but lawmakers say, it would simply be too expensive to shut down the plant, only to restart it later. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. coming up in our next half hour, a new warning for anyone looking for a job online. some popular job sites like linkedin are being trolled by scammers posing as employers who trick desperate job seekers into sending them hundreds, even thousands of dollars. what you need to look out for. first picabo street is opening up for the first time
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about the fight with her father that led her to be arrested. why she's now saying she has nothing to hide. all that ahead on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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it was a high profile family dust-up that shocked sports fans. a fight between picabo street and her father that led to domestic violence charges against her. >> in an abc news exclusive, the olympic gold medalist insists she had nothing to hide about all of this and that police rushed to judgment. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: picabo street was an american sweetheart, rocketing downhill right into our living roo. winning world championships,
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olympic gold in 1998 and american hearts. >> get the healing power. >> reporter: she seemed to have it all but that arrest and mug shot for the first time revealing a dark secret. >> this has been a long road. and even at the pinnacle of my career, i'm in nagano, japan, i've just won my olympic gold medal and i realize it's been an hour and a half and i haven't seen my dad. and i just that pit in my stomach, and it's like, no, not here. not here! my dad bonked me. >> reporter: bonked is the term the family coined to refer to her father's fits of rage just before he went into diabetic rage. his bonking had been a family secret until december 23rd of last year. >> i put him downstairs. i don't know what he's doing. >> what you mean he put him downstairs? >> reporter: pick aboo's mom, dee, was slated to have double hip replacement surgery that day. there was a blizzard out but
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nearing diabetic shock again, ron who was living in her house under her care decided to drive his wife to the hospital himself. instead, he drove into a snow bank. bumping the house. >> as soon as i got in front of him and he made eye contact with me, i was like, oh, boy, i need to get him in the house as soon as possible. >> reporter: there was nobody home? >> there was nobody home. he eyed up on me and his eyes were all glazed over. >> reporter: while she tries to get him into his apartment downstairs, he grabs firstfuls of her hair. >> we were right at the bottom of the stairwell. i just barrel rolled. >> reporter: they tumbled down six stairs to the next landing. he has cuts on his neck and elbow. the thing is that from the call it seems like you threw him down the stairs. that you were still in the top landing and that he had just rolled down. >> we went together. yeah, i actually have a lump on my shin that will probably never go away from hitting the railing on the way down. >> reporter: picabo says she ran back upstairs, calling 911. her mother heard in the background. >> my father just tried to
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a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. time now for "the mix" and we start things off in scotland. some loch ness experts went out to the famous lake, trying to look for the famous monster, as usual. take a look at what they found. >> oh, what is that? >> these are sonar pictures after i figure that you can see looks like. >> it kind of looks like nessie. >> right? well, when they got a closer look, they found something that looked even more like nessie. so that's still an image of nessie, what looks very much like the monster would be probably terrifying to most people. however they realized this is
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actually a movie prop that was in the lake. >> see they went searching for the real lake and. >> they found this. i think i would have let it be a hoax for a while longer. turns out it was a prop used in the 1969 movie "the private life of sherlock holmes." >> can you imagine all the excitement, we found nessie. why isn't she moving? all right. so you know the new fad is all about face swapping. if you have snapchat, you can face swap. so just imagine the older generation doing a face swap. there's a certain grandma that you have to see. take a look. >> oh. oh! >> they swapped her face with beyonce and marilyn monroe, and that was her reaction to all of that. >> that was marilyn monroe's face? i didn't even realize. oh, wow. >> and beyonce. >> hey, grandma, what's going on? >> it's hilarious. >> i love her laugh. >> you want to see something just as frightening? well, take a look. >> oh, boy.
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maybe -- >> grandma's still crying at it. >> and now, so am i. god, we are hideous. >> once you see it, you can't unsee it. all right. i'll show you something that's not hideous. i'll show you something that's both adorable and just very, very impressive. this is a dog who has better soccer skills than most people i know. definitely better skills than i do. this is alfie. he goes by the very appropriate nickname renaldog. he's a 2-year-old cross breed with a deep love of britain's most popular sport. they say it was just so funny watching him trying to control the ball. he dribbles, even tackles by the way. watch out. >> we should sign him up. wow, that's pretty good. he's like neymar. >> watch out for renaldog. take a look at this in the meantime. there's a new world record when it comes to the fastest convertible. this one made in texas. the american-made hennessey venom gt spider clocking in at
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," mamba out. kobe bryant's long good-bye comes to an end. one of the most storied stars of the nba lights it up one more time and making an emotional farewell to a city of adoring fans. we have new details regarding a secret meeting between donald trump and fox news' megyn kelly. while hillary clinton and bernie sanders take to the streets of new york with two very different reactions. and new this half hour, jail time for the so-called affluenza teen. >> ethan couch got two years in jail and why his stay there will be a lot tougher than he and his defense team expected. ♪ to the western sky as someone told me lately ♪ and the 12-year-old girl who wickedly knocked it out of the park. you've never heard "defying gravity" quite like this. that's ahead in "the skinny" on this april 14th.
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♪ to those who ground me >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> she is 12. it's pretty impressive as a 12-year-old. >> what are you, simon cowell? >> it sounded a little pitchy for me. >> wow. tough to impress. all right. >> we'll listen to it a little bit later on in "the skinny." >> kendis throwing down the gauntlet. >> great, fantastic. we begin today with some history on the hardwood in oakland. the golden state warriors crushed the single season wins record set by the bulls in '95-'96 season with the victory number of 73 and, of course, kobe bryant walked away from the game after 20 seasons in front of a very appreciative hometown crowd. >> you know it's a big night for nba when this happens. even the president tweeting about it. he's a big fan of basketball and he tweeted, big night for basketball. warriors chasing 73 and a farewell for an all-timer kobe bryant.
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you see president obama showing that clip of him doing the little dance. >> a little steve curry dance. >> yeah, exactly. two extraordinary endings there in the nba. take a look. >> reporter: overnight not one but two historic moments in basketball with the nba saying good-bye to one legend and crowning a new one. the golden state warriors making history, becoming the first team to go 73-9 breaking the legendary '96 bulls' record of 72 wins with a victory over the memphis grizzlies. >> the greatest regular season in nba history now belongs to the 2016 golden state warriors. >> reporter: also taking the court, kobe bryant in his final nba appearance. >> for the final time, number 24 on the floor, kobe bryant. >> reporter: fans started lining up at the staples center nearly 12 hours before tip-off, all to say good-bye to the man known as the black mamba. bryant spent 20 years with the lakers, the most any nba player has spent with a single team, an impressive resume, 18-time all-star, five nba titles, third all-time leading scorer, two olympic gold medals.
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on wednesday night, he gave the fans what they wanted to see. >> bryant for three. oh. >> this really was kobe's night. leading the lakers to victory with a whopping 60 points. >> kobe bryant! >> there it is! >> reporter: after the game, an emotional kobe bryant addressing the soldout crowd and reflecting on his two decades in l.a. >> i can't believe how fast 20 years went by. i mean, this is crazy. >> it is crazy. what a big night it was. >> good for him. >> yeah, and i should tell you it was a packed house. there was no shortage of celebrities, of course, turning out for kobe's final farewell from jay-z and jack nicholson. you see jay-z there. to shaq and snoop dogg all at the staples center. they were there to be seen, of course. >> they were not at all disappointed. kobe put on quite a show scoring 60 points in his final game. twitter nearly exploded with
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tributes and memories of kobe's illustrious 20-year career. congratulations to him. now to politics and a sign that the bitter feud between donald trump and fox news anchor megyn kelly may be coming to an end. kelly and trump met for an hour at trump's office in new york. she said the meeting was held at her request to, quote, clear the air. they discussed a potential interview. and trump said she was very nice. trump has been criticizing kelly since she questioned him about his statements on women during the first gop debate. with the new york primary just five days away, all five candidates are fanning out across the empire state today. nearly 30,000 people, by some estimates, cheering supporters turned out to see bernie sanders in manhattan. sanders told the crowd that his campaign has the momentum and slammed hillary clinton for backing the war in iraq and urged her to support an expansion of social security benefits. sanders and clinton both hit the picket line in support of striking verizon workers. clinton also addressed a much smaller crowd in the bronx. she refrained from attacking sanders but she tore into the republicans, blasting donald
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trump and ted cruz for their policies on muslim americans and immigrants. >> this is a borough of immigrants in a city of immigrants in a state of immigrants in a nation of immigrants. and i am proud of that. >> clinton promised to create the first ever office of immigration affairs to ensure immigrants and refugees become fully integrated into the country. she's leading sanders we should point out in new york by at least ten points in some polls. their next debate is tonight. a session of iraqi parliament descended into chaos, even coming to blows. members scuffled and at least three were injured during fistfights. it all started when members called on parliament speaker and other senior officials to resign. the worst fears of many pregnant women in the u.s. and latin america have been
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confirmed. government researchers say there's no doubt the zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects. as evidence, cdc scientists found the virus in the brain tissue, spinal fluid and amniotic fluid of many babies. health officials are expected to strengthen their warnings about the danger of mosquito bites as a result. a so-called bathroom bill in south carolina is coming under fire. the bill would require transgender people to use restrooms matching their sex at birth. it was widely criticized at a hearing on wednesday. opponents say it's simply an attack on the lgbt community. supporters of the bill say opening bathrooms to the opposite gender violates privacy. ethan couch, the teenager who used affluenza defense, has been ordered to serve nearly two years in jail. but the judge has given the defense and the prosecution two weeks to file appeals indicating he might reconsider. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: the texas judge stunning a packed court today with that ruling against the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch. >> after the first 180 days,
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then the second 180 days will start. >> reporter: 180 days for each of the four victims. in total, the ft. worth judge ordering the 19-year-old to serve almost two years in county lockup for a probation violation. in 2013 couch was sentenced to probation for killing four people in a drunk driving crash. he was 16 then. he turned 19 on monday. >> this favoritism that he's still a kid, or juvenile, is gone. it expired at 12:00 monday. he's now an adult. he needs to be treated like one. >> reporter: couch has been in jail since january, when he was extradited to texas after fleeing to mexico. with that mop of dyed hair and a shaggy beard, he was directed into court by sheriff dee anderson. >> certainly this time that he spent in -- basically in a single cell, by himself, with no privileges, you know, that's a rude awakening for anyone. >> reporter: especially for a teen whose million dollar legal team argued couch was too pampered to go to jail.
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as part of his original sentencing, ethan was ordered to a state-run rehab. but his millionaire parents said they couldn't afford to pay. so, the state stepped in, taxpayers shelling out tens of thousands of dollars, 17 times more than the couches. matt gutman, abc news. now, we did mention the democratic presidential candidates visiting verizon workers on the picket lines. this morning, nearly 40,000 workers are still off the job after nine months without a contract. verizon wants to hire more contractors. and many retail employers who practice on-call scheduling are under the microscope. attorneys general in eight states are investigating the employment practice, saying it's unfair to employees who must give up other opportunities for a job that may not provide work. companies like the gap and j. crew have already ended on-call scheduling, but more than a dozen employers such as forever
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21 and payless still use the method. >> i used to have to do on-call stuff when i worked in retail at the roosevelt mall. >> of course. just imagine the big hair she had back then working at the mall. >> oh, the bangs. so nobody can argue that technology has its ups and downs, but here is an amazing example of the good it can do. >> when a broken neck left a quadriplegic, ian burkhart, was resigned to living a life with the ability to use his hands. now thanks to a chip implanted in his head, now he can grab onto a bottle and even pick up a credit card using a computer plugged direct lieu into his brain. >> wow. that's really, really impressive. >> yeah. science today. coming up, a growing scam targeting job seekers online. hackers are trolling sites like linkedin making tempting but bogus offers and ripping off job applicants. what you need to know before you log on. what jennifer lopez says is the hardest work she does and the dramatic reading of the rap she was born to recite. that's ahead in "the skinny."
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nasa is ready to blast off nasa is ready to blast off to mars. the agency tweeted out this animation of their space launch system that's currently being built and tested. once built, the rocket will be the most powerful in the world and ready for those deep space missions. the orion's flight is slated for 2018. there's an alarming new scam targeting job seekers online. hackers posing as employers are
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offering hopeful candidates some tempting offers. >> tricking them into thinking they've been hired for a job, even sending them signing bonuses. unfortunately, it's a trap. gio benitez explains. >> reporter: millions are searching for jobs online using popular sites like linkedin and indeed. but it turns out some of those so-called employers are actually scammers, hiding behind a screen. sarah wade of st. louis says one of these crooks sent her a job opportunity that initially looked legit. >> i went ahead and sent my resume to the e-mail he had told me to send it to. >> reporter: wade unsuspecting that anything would go wrong. >> with linkedin, i had so much luck with finding jobs in the past that i didn't suspect this to be a scam at all. >> reporter: experts say here's how the scam works. the crook sends a desperate job seeker a check, a sort of signing bonus for, let's say, $2,000. then there's a catch. instructions to send most of
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that money back in the form of a gift card or wire transfer. the scammer tells them it's a one-time fee. the check, of course, is a fake and now the job seeker's money is in the hands of the scammer. wade received one of those checks for 2400 bucks but she didn't play the game. >> i ended up calling up the bank, and they proceeded to let me know that it was fake and for me to make sure i don't deposit it. >> reporter: the ftc admitting that scams like these are a problem. >> as technology changes, the way that predators seek people out who are looking for these types of opportunities will change with that technology. >> reporter: and it's not just linkedin. karen kettering told our chicago station wls she used the job search site indeed and wasn't so lucky. she tried to deposit a check for almost $2400, a check that bounced and sent $2,000 to a scammer. >> to come out fraudulent like this was a real big shock. >> reporter: indeed tells abc
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news, indeed has an entire team dedicated to the search quality effort. and we do everything we can to determine a job's suitability. linkedin which sarah wade used telling us when this type of activity is detected, we work to quickly remove it and prevent future recurrences. we have taken action on sarah's issue. gio benitez, abc news, new york. when we come back, the wicked performance of "defying gravity" that will seem to almost defy your ears. and what jennifer lopez says about her famous ex, marc anthony. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for "the skinny." and topping our headlines this morning, the amazing performance on "britain's got talent" that you have to hear to believe. >> her name is beau dermott. she's 12 years old and she totally killed it during week one of auditions for "britain's got talent." performing "defying gravity" from the broadway hit "wicked." listen to this. ♪ defying gravity i'm flying high defying gravity ♪ ♪ you're no match for me ♪
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>> that performance won her a spot in the live semifinals. >> you think? >> and she's apparently no stranger to the stage. young beau has reportedly won a number of regional british talent contests in recent years. >> i have to say, i saw the show. i loved the show. i actually think she sounds better than the woman who i saw sing it on broadway. >> oh, really? >> yes. you thought i was going in a different direction. >> i thought you were going a different direction. >> no, i thought she was fantastic. >> all right. not idina menzel. >> no. or related -- >> to johnny menzel or her cousin. next one of the world's most accomplished singers throwing some shade at her ex-husband, singer marc anthony. >> a whole lot of tea being spilled right now. giving an unfiltered interview to "w" magazine in its may cover story, j.lo says she knew quickly that their marriage wasn't the right thing.
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seven years later, it ended and now she says coparenting their 8-year-old twins with him is, by far the hardest work i do. the magazine. >> meantime, it released a dramatic reading the superstar gave of sir mix-a-lot's cult hit "baby got back." turning it from a hard-core party tune into a psa about female body image. >> he had game, but he chose to hit 'em. i pulled up quick to get with him. so, ladies, if the butt is round, and you want a triple "x" throw down, dial 1-900-mix-alot and kick them nasty thoughts. "baby got back." >> that's a thing of beauty. >> "w" magazine says lopez is encouraging women all around the world to love their own butts. positive message i think. >> absolutely. we should point out why we were cracking up was in the commercial break, diane does a great rendition of "baby got back." okay. here is something else to love this morning. if you're into what we like to call celebrity real estate
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porn. >> actor john cusack has put his stunning malibu beach-front house on the market. the three bedroom and 3 1/2 bathroom home has a soaring vaulted ceiling in the living room. some beach views from nearly every window and a giant entertainment deck. now we're talking. >> the price is not bad for malibu, actually. $13.5 million. but he's willing you let to try it out first for $75,000 a month. >> and here's proof positive that actor matthew mcconaughey is actually a vampire. >> yeah, that's the only conclusion we can come up with after seeing this. oh, freaky. a photograph posted by a reddit user who claims the photo is of his great, great grandfather taken apparently back in the late 19th century. >> the hair, the eyes, even his eyebrows appear to be identical. we can only conclude mcconaughey is either a vampire or he can interstellar his way back and forth through the time continuum. >> apparently his great, great great grandfather used to like
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♪ look for the bare ♪ for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities ♪ ♪ for get about your worries and your strife ♪ >> wow. >> of course i know. so, believe it or not, it has been 49 years since our parent company, disney, delighted audiences with its now classic feature animation "the jungle book." >> the live action reboot hits theaters tomorrow. abc's rachel smith caught up with its young star. ♪ >> reporter: we're heading into the jungle, "the jungle book" that is disney's live action take on the rudyard kipling stories that inspired the 1967 animated classic. ♪ look for the bare necessities ♪ ♪ the simple bare necessities
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♪ forget about your worries and your strife ♪ >> reporter: about a boy named mowgli, who is bei raised by a pack of wolves, but suddenly is hunted out of his jungle home by the vengeful tiger sher >> reporter: where better to meet the man cub become a man and man is forbidden. >> it is unbelievable. >> yeah. >> reporter: so what better place to meet the man cub himself neil seth think than the bronx zoo's tiger mountain in new york. >> i'm not taking one more step. >> run mowgli. >> action! >> reporter: 12-year-old sethi in his very own first acting role is the only human character to appear on screen. in a film of cgi environments and motion captured animals. what was the audition process like for you? >> they literally just wanted me to do a couple lines and i had to play imaginary tennis. i showed a karate move and said
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i don't need no stunt double and they started laughing. >> reporter: the film boasts an all-star voice cast including idris elba, ser ben kingsley, lupita nyong'o, scarlett johanssen and bill murray as baloo the bear. >> what's that? >> that's a song about the good li life. >> reporter: have you auditioned for any other roles? >> yeah, i have some stuff in the works. >> reporter: that sounds like such a hollywood thing to say, neel. you got to give me more than that. >> i can't. >> reporter: you have to. >> i'm not allowed. >> reporter: rachel smith, abc news, new york. >> i'm mowgli, and this is my home! >> it's really too bad they couldn't get any "a" list actors to voice in that movie. >> i love bill murray and baloo. do you know what mowgli and baloo in the disney version danced reminded me of a little bit? us doing "thriller." >> we're back at "thriller." lord. gloria estefan said the rhythm's going to get you so -- >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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morning. >> it really does. making news in america this morning, hillary clinton and bernie sanders ready to rumble in a high stakes debate tonight ahead of the crucial new york primary. while on the republican side, word of dirty tricks and even death threats received by convention delegates. provocative acts on the high seas as russian warplanes come within feet of a u.s. ship. it's being called the most aggressive russian action since the cold war. so why now, and what is the u.s. doing about it? the biggest automotive recall in u.s. history could be getting much bigger. the government has new concerns about those exploding air bags. and a historic night in the nba. golden state completing the best regular season ever while kobe bryant can't stop scoring in a sendoff for the ages. >> mamba, out.

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