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a scary scene in st. petersburg, florida, an accident left a trailer hanging off a highway, an overpass. the back wheels jumped a guardrail after a three-vehicle crash. a pulley held it together until they could get it back on the road. no one hurt. president trump is losing a daughter-in-law. >> the president's oldest son and wife vanessa announced they're divorcing after 12 years of marriage. they released a statement saying they decided to go their separate ways and they will always have tremendous respect for each other. they met in 2003 and married two years later. they have five children.
the president introduced them. and hillary clinton is nursing an injury this morning after falling inside a palace in india. >> the former secretary of state was forced to cancel appearances after fracturing her wrist in a palace bath tub. >> this is the second time clinton has fallen during her time in india. on monday, she slipped on the steps of a 13th century palace. not having a lot of luck with the palaces. >> but those palaces are -- >> tricky. they need a railing there. and snapchat has apologized to rihanna over a controversial game that seemed to mock her domestic violence relationship with chris brown. game has been pulled but rihanna's still angry with snap chat. in a heated response, she said, shame on you, throw the whole appology away. a lot of rna fans are sponding by deleting snapchat. >> and the tweet sent their
♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ skinny in the house. so the latest season of "the bachelor" sadly may be over. >> jack's really sad about that. >> but apparently arie and lauren aren't. >> the show's cameras have stopped rolling, the engaged couple are still filming themselves. they left the country after the controversial ending to the season. they surfaced in europe, checking into a beautiful hotel in barcelona, spain. >> and lucky for us, yeah, they live streamed a tour of their accommodations. >> yes. >> we're in barcelona, we made it. we have this insane place. he's the balcony. we're going to go upstairs because this is the best part. this is the bedroom. some cool wall art.
365-degree views. >> wait, what? >> looks beautiful. >> did he say 365 degree views? >> they got an extra view. let's check in on how good those views are again one more time. >> 365-degree views. >> wow. defies the laws of physics in barcelona. meanwhile, becca seems to be getting over her break up with arie. >> she's so lucky. >> getting ready for her role as the bachelorette. at least she's not an architect. >> she told lewatcng the whole season over was therapeutic. even the long day that arie broke it off and it helped her to see that lauren was a better fit for him and told ellen about her celebrity crush, someone she wouldn't mind seeing coming out of the limo on her season of "the bachelorette." >> you have a celebrity crush, i understand. >> oh, do i. >> who is it? >> michael strahan.
>> and why is that? >> i just love the gap tooth. just everything about him. >> all right. >> he's all those qualities you said. >> wow. >> who knew the gap was that popular? but then becca acknowledged it would be a short season if strahan came out of the limo on day one because she'd immediately go for strahan. >> put the pen down, kendis. >> the gap. >> you can't draw it on. and next keegan michael key of key and peele fame of course, offering his comedic skills in a new political ad. >> he was obama's anger translater, luther. he even appeared at the white house correspondent's dinner one of those years and he's helping chris kennedy in his run for governor of illinois. >> what if we recorded a robo call from obama? like if therwas a robo call from obama.
my fellow americans this is barack obama and i urge you to vote for chris kennedy for governor of illinois. this guy's so cool. we hang out together all the time. >> not bad, not bad at all. i think it sounds a little bit like an obama impression i've heard before. >> a bad version. >> he did add this disclaimer on twitter -- just because i have more time to -- wait, how did he say it. just because i have more time to watch the games, everybody, doesn't mean my picks will be any better. >> nailed it. >> key got me. i think key got me. what do you think? >> i think you should read -- >> i was talking to michelle the other day and our apologies to sylvester stallone. >> you were better at it the other day.
finally we are issuing an apology to sylvester stallone. sorry, sly. we only got in about four seconds of video of his incredible workout video the other day. we need to show it in full glory. >> the 71-year-old does it with a 100-pound weight added on and captioned the instagram video another easy workout. you're only as old as you and your joints feel. >> my joints hurt just looking at that. what does that say about my actual age. >> so truth be told this is like our version of jimmy kimmel and matt damon. because we have tried to run this video since monday of last week and for every version of he skinny," we have run out of time andday, we finally made it witur seconds to go. >> i tried. i tried to get sly in yesterday. we ran out of time, again.
♪ so this week has really had a little bit of an ebb and flow. we've had the walkouts and we also saw -- but we saw the return of "american idol" as well as creepy characters around the studio. here's our friday rewind. >> reporter: wicked weather, the third nor'easter in less than two weeks arrives in boston as a full-blown blizzard. >> if you are out there traveling on the streets, be very careful. >> reporter: folks in boston are asking when will winter really be over? when is the snow going away? >> and the dramatic dismissal of secretary of state, rex tillerson.
>> president trump parted ways with the top diplomat announcing it on twitter, only talking to him about it several hours later. tillerson is saying he will formally step down at the end of the month. >> what is most important is to insure an orderly and smooth transition. ♪ >> reporter: a sea of students seizing their moment. classmates from more than 3,000 schools walking out in solidarity with the victims of the parkland shooting. vowing to never forget those they lost. >> gave me the chills. start looking around, i see the whole student body on the football field. the midair emergency captured on camera. the pilot of the chopper, frantically radioing for help as he crashes to the water. >> engine failure. >> reporter: two died at the scene, three later in the hospital. they'll also be looking at the
harnesses they'll be wearing. some said the harnesses were difficult to get out of. do want to tn to the celebration of stephen hawkings life, the 76-year-old physicist whose studies were inspiring to so many. you're going to hollywood. >> and "idol" is back. ♪ in case you didn't know, katy, i'm crazy about you ♪ >> nice. >> whoa. >> you forgot about that picture, didn't you? >> who's that little boy? >> no, not -- >> definitely having some nightmares. >> he was too good at that. just really, really creepy. >> yeah, he didn't even have to spin it. just stayed up. and now we get ready for the latest nor'easter.
good morning, i'm diana macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are the top headlines we are following this friday morning on "world news now." pain staking operation under way in florida as emergency crews ends their search for survivors, but dig through the rubble of that unstable debris to try and recover any possible remaining victims there. we'll have the latest developments in a moment. we're getting our first look from outside stoneman douglas high school after the massacre started. they reinforce what a former deputy did not do. ergo, the 10-year-old german shepherd flown to japan has been
flown back to kansas. he was flown home on a private plane. president trump celebrated st. patrick's day. he welcomed the prime minister of ireland to the white house. those are some of the top stories on this friday, march 16th. we are going to start with the terrible breaking news from south florida. new information from the scene of that pedestrian bridge collapse in miami. emergency crews worked throughout the night looking for possible survivors. they say the operation is sed on recovery and removal of dris. ntsb will be at the scene very soon trying to figure out what went wrong. >> we are told the sound of the collapse was so loud, one thought it was a terrorist attack. maggie rulli joins us with the
latest. >> reporter: right behind me, you can see that destruction. that bridge now scattered across the highway, more than 174 feet long. more than 100 rescue crews were working overnight, looking for survivors and victims. we know that rescue mission has turned into one of recovery. >> if anybody has done anything wrong, we'll hold them accountable. >> reporter: florida's governor promising accountability after it collapsed without warning, killing unsuspected motorists and pedestrians underneath. >> there's two cars under there. >> reporter: first responders aided by rescue dogs digging through the rubble for survivors. the injured carried away on stretchers. at least two had to be cut from the wreckage. >> someone has to be held accountable for this situation. this is completely and utterly unacceptable. >> reporter: that bridge, erected saturday in a matter of hours. it was still under construction and not open to pedestrians.
the purpose was to give students at florida international a safe route to their home in nearby sweetwater. >> the bridge was about strength the city of sweetwater.ors with the bridge was about goodne, not sadness. now we are feeling immense sadness. >> reporter: in a tweet to the victims, president trump offers his thoughts and prayers. both the architect and the miami construction firm say they are stunned and will fully cooperate with the investigation. this bridge was built using accelerated bridge construction or abc, referred to as an instant bridge that can be put up in a matter of hours. since 2010, more than 800 bridges have been built this way. now, investigators are having to find out if this tragedy was caused by a design flaw or construction error. diane and kendis? >> the investigation in the early stages, change. meantime, another investigation overseas.
a u.s. military helicopter crashed in iraq. >> u.s. officials tell abc news there were seven u.s. airmen on board the aircraft. no word yet or survivors. the chopper was operating as a medevac at the time of the crash. >> there was no sign of hostile fire, but it's a possibility they are not ruling out. thousands gathered to mourn a popular politician murdered in brazil. the city councilwoman was shot in the head some four times. mario franco was killed wednesday night returning from an event focused on empowering young, black women. human rights groups offered condolences and demanded a full investigation. the trump organization has been providing information looking into the russian meddling. jonathan carl has the details. >> reporter: a sign the russia investigation is expanding.
abc news confirmed robert mueller subpoenaed the trump fami business for documents related to russia. the subpoena was issued sometime over the past several weeks. the president repeatedly denied having any business dealings in russia. >> speaking for myself, i own nothing in russia. i have no loans in russia. i don't have any deals in russia. >> reporter: a source familiar with the investigation tells abc news the new subpoena is an indication of special counsel investigation obtained information raising more questions about the financial dealings of the trump organization. in an interview with "the new york times" last summer, president trump said the special counsel would be crossing a red line if it expanded into areas related to trump business dealings. >> your finances, your family finances unrelated to russia, is that a red line? >> a breach of what is actual -- >> i would say yes.
>> it's been reported the special counsel subpoenaed the trump organization for its dealings with russia. is this a red line? is the president upset about this? >> as we have maintained all along and the president said numerous times, there was no collusion between the campaign and russia. for specific questions regarding the trump organization, i refer you to them. >> reporter: one possible area of inquiry, plans to build a trump tower and the tallest building in the world in moscow. as the russia investigation expands, president trump joined the leaders of britain, france and germany in condemning russia for a poison attack on a former russian spy and his daughter in england. this is three days of theresa may blamed russia for the attack. >> do you think putin was behind this, mr. president? >> it looks like it. i spoke with the prime minister and we are in deep discussions. a very sad situation.
it certainly looks like the russians were behind it. something that should never, ever happen. >> reporter: the administration imposed sanctions on russia nine months after they were approved by congress in addition to citing the cyber meddling in the 2016 election. the government accused the russians of trying to infiltrate the u.s. energy sector. this is a new and serious allegation against the russian government. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. >> thanks to jonathan. the senior fbi official in danger of being fired is fighting for his pension worth nearly $2 million. andrew mccabe spent four hours talking to the top officials there. he will retire on sunday after 22 years at the fbi. an internal investigation says he misled investigators about the clinton foundation e-mail. the recommendation is he be fired. if that happens, he may lose his
pension. the bill cosby trial is weeks away. the judge handed prosecutors a major victory. they ruled five additional accusers can testify. cosby spokesman downplayed the decision saying it shows how desperate they are and this is a weak case. at least 60 women accused cos of sexual harassmentssault or rape. four brothers have been -- max died in september. the blood-alcohol level was 0.495 after a night of drinking, more than six times louisiana's legal limit to drive. one phi delta theta member. mem. dropped against members of a penn state fraternity shut down after the death of a pledge. prosecutors are pursuing involuntary manslaughter in
timothy's case. he fell a number of times during a night of drinking at a fraternity party. members of the fa ternty -- >> a possible destruction of frozen eggs. a routine lab check earlier this month and noticed the level of liquid nitrogen fell to an unsafe level. thousands of eggs and em plea owes were stored fl that tank ond damaged or destroyed. two surgeons at the mayo clinic send the internet on fire. dr. elvis shared a video of himself on facebook performing a cover of mike young's debut single "all right." so, he does the vocals with dr. robinson at can keyboard. you have to hear it to believe it. ♪ is everything, everything is going to be all right ♪
♪ everything, yeah, everything is going to be all right ♪ >> wow. hello, doctor. as of this morning, the video has racked up more than 1.3 million views on facebook. the doctor is making quite an impression. >> as they played there, do you know what the reaction was from patients? can i get some help? and do you know what the reaction was from their patients? can i get some help over here? >> you hear something? no. >> no everything's going to be all right. you aresome. ebony and ivory next? sure. most negative angle. such a lovely story. >> everybody hopes the doctors' patients are doing just fine. coming up, "tomb raider, the next generation." it is making a comeback.
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the search resumes for a worker. missing after a pair of explosions at a dallas area chemical plant. they happened about an hour apart in kreston, texas. the flames eventually cause the entire plant to collapse. officials are now calling their search a recovery effort. the fda has unveiled a new plan for cigarettes. >> the new tobacco regulation plan would make cigarettes less addictive by reducing the nicotine to nonaddictive levels. the commissioner says once they could reduce the nicotine in cigarettes by 97%. a new study of 11 brands of water shows 93% of those battles contain tiny pieces of plastic
at nearly twice the contamination of tap water. they warn this is still not clear on what effect microplastics have on the body. they've been found in everything from fish at the supermarket to tap water, also. so, basically everywhere. >> so drink up, eat up. we're learning about a woman who led one of the hottest start ups in sillicon valley. it has now become one of the most disgraced. >> she's been forced to give up control of the company she founded and fined a half a million dollars. rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: once celebrated as the next steve jobs. >> we've made it it posable to run comprehensive laboratory tests from the tiny sample. >> reporter: charged by the sec with massive fraud. the 34-year-old and top associate claimed they had created revolutionary technology, requiring a few drops of blood to run hundreds of lab tests that could quickly detect diseases like leukemia
and hiv. now accused of running an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company's technology, business and financial performance. he became skeptical during a routine blood test at wall greens when instead of a test, they took out a test tube. >> i said wait a minute. this is supposed to be a pin peck. >> reporter: it inaccurately show he had priabetes. walgreens has sie pulled theranos tests from their drugstores. as for the sec charges, elizabeth holmes will have to pay $500,000 in fines. she will no longer be able to serve as an officer or director of any public company for a decade and neither she or the company has admitted any wrong doing. >> quite a fall from grace there. our thanks to rebecca jarvis.
one more business note, sort of. a baker in france has been slap with a hefty fine, not for workplace safety or unsanitary conditions, but for working too hard. >> we'll follow this one as only in france. >> local labor rules require a weekly day of rest from all businesses. his fine comes just over $4100. >> he seems perplexed, right? >> apparently the bakery is in a small town, it's a busy tourist area, so during the busy summer months, figured, come on. they were exempt in 2016 but not '17. >> what's next? he's going to take vacation in august. coming up, the airbnb rental wrecked by a group of college kids. >> but they don't have insurance. so, who pays for the damage? that's next on "world news now."
have to go out ♪ ♪ welcome to my house >> frank destroys a house. >> welcome to my house indeed. so a lot of people are sharing their homes with with services like airbnb. and while many feel it's a positive experience, we have heard horror stories. >> like this one in texas. a group of local college students turned a home into an evening space. >> what could go wrong? >> we have the story. >> because you're walking through my yard. >> reporter: february 2nd was supposed to be a one-night stay for a college student. but the airbnb hoesz of this house says it turned out to be a night of destruction. >> the red flags i did not listen to and bit me in the butt. >> reporter: she says hundreds ended up at her short term rental property that night. she says they caused almost $20,000 in damage.
>> they would take the jello shots and, i don't know, looked like they were smashing them against the wall. they had no respect. >> reporter: her home owner's insurance doesn't cover this kind of damage. so she turned to airbnb which offers the $1 million st guarantee. the company's website states most cases are resolved within a week of submission, depending ton severity of the case. she says her case fell on deaf ears. >> i called airbnb. i said this is what's happening. i need you to help me out. what should i do? >> reporter: the company did respond. >> you took a picture of the outside and you took a video. that's more than enough. >> reporter: now, she wants other hosts to be warned in the future. >> we're going to try round two in a more responsible way, i hope, i guess. i hope i've learned my lesson. >> try to vet those people. >> it's a lovely house. it's a terrible story.
it's insomniac theater time. we are going to check out two movies hoping to come close to "black panther" this weekend. >> but they won't. so, let's start with "love simon." a story about a 17-year-old by the name of simon. he's forced to deal with a blackmailer threatening to out him tontire school as he navigates the tricky waters of coming out to family and friends. >> i wouldn't change anything about you. >> stop crying. how is that video for mom coming? >> good.
can you help me with that? hey, i thought maybe we could sign up for blinder together? >> you don't know what grinder is, do you? >> facebook for gay people. >> not what it is. >> so the critics are loving "love, simon." giving it a solid 88% on rotten tomatoes. one of the reviews right here, al hoff writes it's an engaging enough film that even a person long out of high school like myself found it amusing. and rex reed calls it an unexpected delight in more ways than one. just to point out i was quoting the reviewer, not myself. >> that was not an ad lib? next to another tender, loving, coming of age story. just kidding.
aleasia decandor is taking on the role of "tomb raider," lara kroft. now she's back on a mission to track him down in one of the most dangerous corners of the world. >> the one. the l's c.right in the middle of u may as well jump off the boat now. >> it will be an adventure. >> this is not an adventure. >> all right. well, the critics are not loving this adventure to the movie theater. a 50% splat on rotten tomatoes. mixed reviews. "tomb raider is no master piece but it's rare to see the franchise reinvent its hero so dramatically and successfully. angelina joely played that role the first time around. >> of course. >> but watching a tiny but tough woman survive one danger after another tests not only our
this morning on "world news now" the search for answers in a deadly bridge collapse. >> a span built just days ago comes crashing down into traffic. some people had to be pulled from the rubble. new details of what may have gone wrong. we're live at the scene. also this morning, the fate of another white house official is in question. according to reports, national security advisor, h.r. mcmaster could be out. but the white house is pushing back overnight. plus the kansas dog mistaken placed on a flight to japan is now back home. new video of that reunion with his family is just coming in. and it it could be the cutest cuddle session ever. a baby elephant just wants to play. we could just look at this for the next 30 minutes, right? i guess we'll get to some news.
on this friday, march 16th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." baby elephants are so funny because they think they're lap dogs but they're way heavier. >> but they don't realize how heavy they are. sort of like bay when bay comes up to you and they've gained a lot of weight but you're like, no, you're still my love. >> oh, really. >> not that i would know this. we'll get to all of that fun stuff later on. we definitely need lighter moments like this because we're going to start with that collapse of the pedestrian bridge in florida that has killed at least four people. >> they've been using high tech listening devices and trained sniffing dogs, hoping to find anyone still alive in that rubble. state investigators will start trying to figure out how and why that five-day-old bridge failed. >> abc's, maggie rulli is there.
maggie, i could see the bridge behind you. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, that is the bridge right behind me. you can see the destruction. that slab that's now scattered across the highway is 174 feet and weighs nearly 1,000 tons. over night, more than 100 rescue crews were out here working, desperately searching for survivors and victims. we're told that rescue mission has turned into one of recovery. >> if anybody has done anything wrong, we'll hold them accountable. >> reporter: florida's governor promising accountability after this newly constructed pedestrian bridge collapsed without warning thursday afternoon, killing unsuspecting motorists and pedestrians underneath. >> there's two cars under there. >> reporter: first responders aided by rescue dogs desperately digging through the rubble. the injured carried away on stretchers. at least two had to be cut from the wreckage. >> someone has to be held accountable for this situation because this is completely and
utterly unacceptable. >> reporter: that bridge, erected last saturday, in a matter of hours, it was still under construction and not yet open to pedestrians. the purpose was to give florida international students a safe route to their homes in sweetwater. >> the bridge was about strength and unity, about being good neighbors with the city of sweetwater. this bridge was about goodness, not sadness. now we're feeling immense sadness. >> reporter: in a tweet to the victims, president trump offers his thoughts and prayers. both the architect and miami construction firm say they're stunned and will fully cooperate with the investigation. this bridge was constructed using accelerated bridge construction, or abc, sometimes referred to as an instant bridge because they can be built in a matter of hours. since 2010, more than 800 of these have been built this way. now, crews have to work to see
if it was a design flaw or construction error. >> speaking of that investigation, i believe, maggie, just moments ago, we heard some talk that the cables on the bridge, they were working on them just before it collapsed? >> reporter: yes, we knew from the beginning, according to authorities that they had been conducting a stress test thursday morning. but moments ago, senator marco rubio tweeted out that engineering company decided they needed to be tightened. according to marco rubio, the cables were being tightened as the bridge collapsed. this still needs to be confirmed by investigators and we know a 15-person ntsb team is enroute and will be here on the scene any moment and they will further this investigation. >> maggie rulli for us live. thank you, maggie. and we're following breaking news out of iraq where a u.s. military helicopter has crashed. >> u.s. officials tell abc news there were seven people on board. are any survivors.t, if there
the helicopter is described as an hh-60 hawk and was reportedly time.ting as a medevac at the officials say there was no sign of hostile fire, but they're not ruling it out. and here at home we are getting our first close up look at the wreckage of a navy fighter jet that crashed off of key west. a jet was coming in for a landing on wednesday when something clearly went wrong. the navy identified both aviators has lieutenant bryce johnson and nathanial king. both were from florida but based at the naval station at virginia beach, virginia. the cause of the crash, still under investigation. it appears the investigation into the russian influence in the election is getting closer to the president. >> the president has been turning over documents. president trump said last year that mueller would be going too far if he looked into his company's finances. but a spokesman says the company
has been cooperating and providing documents since last summer. >> at the same time, the trump white house is making a serious allegation against russia. the u.s. is now imposing sanctions on russia for alleged meddling in the presidential election. the new sanctions target the same organizations and people who were indicted by robert mueller just last month. in addition to u.s. meddling, the u.s. accuses russia of trying to hack into the american electric grid, factories, water supply and even air travel here. meanwhile, president trump is about to fire his national security advisor, h.r. mcmaster. several newspapers say he's discussing replacements and wants a strong successor lined up before he makes the announcement. the press secretary late last night tweeted that she has spoken to both the president and mcmaster. she said they have quote a good working relationship and there are no changes at the national security counsel. we're getting our first look at a piece of silent video that is speaking volumes about a former deputy's response to the
parkland school massacre. the public is getting their first look at scott peterson of what he did and didn't do when the killing started. some say the tape doesn't tell the whole story. here is zachary kiesch. >> reporter: this is newly released security video. the day 17 students and staff members were gunned down. it's assumed that's scott peterson in the upper left-hand corn. he was the police officer assigned to the school. peterson resigned and an internal investigation has been opened about what happened. his decision to stay outside rather than confront the shooter has been scrutinized. some say this video leaves out important details. >> first of all, it doesn't answer any questions. the idea that you could even draw inferences from watching that tape would not be accurate. and it's one of the dangers we get into on doing analysis on things with limited information. >> reporter: the footage starts at 2:22 p.m., just a minute after authorities say the shooting started. you can see a school official
banging on a door. >> please help. >> reporter: new 911 tapes released. you can hear students with hushed voices pleading for help. >> please, please. they're bleeding they're going to die. >> reporter: and then a teacher. >> i'm in the classroom, the lights off, the door's locked a student was shot, it went through the door. >> a bullet went through the door? >> reporter: students across the country joined together in a coordinated walkout to prosecute test and demand greater gun control. thousands from parkland to colorado were involved. zachary kiesch, abc news, new york. we have an update on that german shepherd mistakenly flown by united airlines to japan instead of kansas city. >> they're close. >> yeah. >> so 10-year-old ergo has been returned to his family in wichita safe and sound. for the flight home, united gave him the royal treatment on a private charter flight.
his owner says ergo was over joyed when he finally saw them at the airport. >> he instantly jumped up and was crying. when he's super excited, he cries. >> united says the mix up happened during a connection in denver when ergo and another dog were walked and then placed in the wrong carriers. >> they wanted to make sure it stayed securely on the platform. those are a lot of cables. but the family says united was checking in every hour. they would send photos of ergo on the flight just so they would know everything's going perfectly fine. >> does he get the frequent flyer miles? >> that's a good question. i wonder if he enjoyed the champagne. coming up the madness begins and hopefully your bracket isn't busted by any buzzer beaters just yet. we might be most excited by a major upset. >> and look at that happy fan there. but first we're gog to get back to our lead story from miami, the deadly bridge collapse and "a closer look" at
we're back with images of the scene of the deadly bridge collapse in miami. emergency crews had been searching for survivors. now they say they're only looking for possible victims. officials confirmed that at least four people have died there so far. >> the structure that collapsed is called an instant bridge. it was assembled off site and trucked to the scene and put in place on saturday. >> that method of construction is supposed to minimize traffic disruption and reduce risk to workers and pedestrians. david kerley explains. >> reporter: the remnants of some of the 950 tons of concrete and steel are part of what is known as an abc bridge, accelerated bridge construction, summed up, an instant bridge. in fact that prebuilt span over a matter of hours over the weekend was moved into place. traffic was soon moving below.
the idea is to build a bridge span, in this case on the side of the road, keeping workers and drivers safe and in less than a day put the span in place with little disruption to traffic. 800 bridges have been built this way or with prebuilt elements since 2010. the federal transportation department paid most of the $14 million for this bridge which was supposed to withstand a category five hurricane. >> it's usually safer because they are doing all the construction away from the traveling public. >> reporter: now federal investigators from the ntsb will try to determine was it a design flaw, material or construction issue? both the bridge architect and the miami construction firm say they are stunned by the collapse and will fully cooperate with the investigation. city officials in sweetwater, florida reveal an engineering firm was conducting a stress test on that brand-new bridge earlier in the day.
it's unclear if it was going on when it collapsed. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> officials at the university say they are heartbroken by this collapse and the loss of life. it's an interesting technology. you would think it would be a great thing because it does minimize traffic. it's an eight-lane roadway in miami. >> this particular bridge was completed early. that's also considered a good thing. so it's simply raising a lot of questions now. >> indeed. coming up in our next half hour, hillary clinton's health troubles abroad. what we're learning about the injuries she sustained while traveling in india. first, magical madness. the cinderella stories are emerging from the ncaa tournament. but did kendis and i pick them? we are breaking out the brackets next on "world news now." pick them? we are breaking out the brackets next on "world news now."
is there a shredder we can put this in? >> no, no, no, you are holding on to that, my friend. march madness is officially underway. with the ncaa costing american business millions in lost productivity. probably a few people some dignity this morning. >> gaining a lot of joy along the way. luckily, filling out our brackets is part of our job. so as we check out highlights from the first day of the men's tournament, let's see how we did with our personal picks. it's a little painful in some parts. >> not all. the tournament's first buzzer beater happened in dallas. miami led loyola by one with nine seconds left but the hurricanes missed the free throw. the ramblers race down the court and dante ingram hits the three with less than a second to go. loyola, unfortunately for my bracket, wins by two. it's the ramblers first tournament win since 1985.
they play tennessee tomorrow. >> yes. thank you, dante. and nobody was more excited for loyola's big win than sister jean deloris schmidt. she sends e-mails to the team, offering feedback and positive messages of encouragemt. when asked what her feedback would be after winning the first tournament game in 33 years, she said, thank god. >> all right. >> look at that smile on her face. >> divine intervention there. but the big, big, upset of the day and biggest bracket buster so far happened in boise. 13 seed buffalo, beat four seed arizona by 21. it's the bulls first ever and just their third appearance. they move on to face kentucky tomorrow. less than 10% of espn brackets actually picked this upset. >> a lot of people picked this. >> oh, yeah. >> a lot of people had arizona
going into their final four. >> i know, that was a big bracket buster. >> that was a bracket buster. >> easy for you to say. and oklahoma star, tray young hit a clutch three-pointer to take the lead over rhode island. then the score tied with seconds left and the rams failed to score. overtime comes up. rhode island steps it up. e.c. matthews with a dagger to the sooners heart. >> yes. and while rhode island won the game, did they win the game of fashion? there's a lot of mixed reactions over some of the player's short shorts. >> who wears short shorts? >> they wear short shorts. every year, there seems to be more and more players freeing the knee and showing more and more thigh. we appreciate it. kareem would appreciate it. oh, man. >> oh, a flashback. the question is, how high can these new kids go. >> wow, look at that. >> are they going to embrace the
look? those are tight shorts. >> larry bird, a lot of thigh, a lot of knee is completely free. >> free as a larry bird. as we mentioned yesterday we filled out our own brackets on our facebook live stream. wnnfans.com. things got a little heated, it got a little confusing. >> at least this year i picked the right unc. let's see -- >> baby steps. >> let's see how we did so far. i'm actually looking okay. by the way only 10% of espn brackets picked buffalo. look who else did. right here. >> look who picked loyola. was boston college in the tournament? hey, there's a sunni school in it. buffalo. state university of new york. the same thing. >> i only have four busts and none of them move on to the next round. so i'm actually looking okay over here. >> i got two busts. >> you had arizona going to the next round. >> i have kansas wining it all
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okay. we're going to start this mix on a friday overseas. a video that was posted after england had a rare snowstorm down an icy hill. people just trying to make their way up that hill. one guy just decided he'd crawl. >> that's a good strategy. okay. that's working for him. >> look at him. look how many people -- >> oh, no. >> but he couldn't make it. >> and now they're all going backwards too. oh, no, all that progress. >> oh, man. >> he made it so far. >> they just kept trying
different moves. >> oh, no. >> here's this one. i know how to walk up that. but anyway. they're actually still on this hill. they have not made it off the hill. >> i would watch it all day, but there's another video i could watch all day. a woman on a trip in thailand. she discovered a baby elephant that clearly wanted to play with her. the elephant apparently thinks it's a lap dog and wants to cuddle up. >> mama. snuggles. >> she said they were the happiest moments of her life. the elephant too. ♪ ♪
there's two cars under there. >> this morning on "world news now" several people are dead after a brand new pedestrian bridge collapsed on to traffic without any warning. we're live at the scene in south florida. also this morning, a recording reveals president trump describing a conversation he had with canada's prime minister and admitting he made up a false claim about a trade deficit. now, the backlash. new this half hour, a very personal announcement from the president's son. >> donald trump jr. and his wife, vanessa are divorcing after 12 years of marriage. the couple has five children. they explained their split in a statement just hours ago. and the bachelor stars arie and lauren are on a trip of absolution.
perhaps hoping to be forgiven after the controversial finale. meanwhile, the first fiance, becca, reveals who she wants to replace arie and we've got an >> ooh. >> yeah. we'll tell you. it's friday, march 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." first fiance makes it sound like she had a white house position or something. >> exactly. no, her position as first fiance will last a lot longer. >> well, we will have more on the bachelor saga coming up. but we're going to start things off on a serious note. starting with that pedestrian bridge installed less than a week ago, now reduced to rubble. so far we know that four people died when that bridge collapsed and nine were taken to hospitals. >> search crews have been digging through the night, through the debris, hoping to find survivors and we have learned that operation is now over. they are now focused on
recovering more possible victims. >> we'll have a live report in a moment. we start things off with abc's victor oquendo who was there shortly after the span came crashing down. >> oh, my god. there's two cars under there. >> reporter: a desperate search and rescue operation for survivors underneath this massive bridge in miami. >> we're in full search and rescue mode. we have multiple victims. the number hasn't been determined, yet. >> reporter: multiple killed, 10 more transported to the hospital. first responders digging through the rubble, reaching under debris to find anyone trapped. just after 1:30 p.m., this 950-ton pedestrian bridge, spanning a busy thorough fair collapsing without warning in seconds. >> we have a report of several people injured at this time. >> i saw the bridge just collapse in front of me. it fell on the cars sitting there waiting. >> reporter: pinning passing cars underneath, trapping
drivers under the rubble. >> at least four cars under this bridge. three or four are unattainable at this time. ter: she said screams coming from the cars were terrifying. it felts if there was an earthquake. i watched them trying to pull someone out, two peephole to have cpr. i think, like three cars are completely smashed under the bridge. >> reporter: the injured rushed away on stretchers. at least two victims had to be cut from the wreckage. they are drilling holes to look for survivors. rescue teams bringing in dogs to help in the search. >> our units responded to find eight trapped vehicles under the bridge. at this time we've transported eight victims to hospitals. we have many, over 100 firefighters working on the area, on the bridge, to try to find viable victims. >> reporter: that 174-foot portion of the bridge was still under construction. installed last saturday in a matter of hours and had not yet opened to pedestrians. its purpose to give students a
florida international university a safe route from campus to their home in neighboring sweetwater. five days after the bridge went up, it came crashing down. >> how could this have happened? this was completely recently installed? this is ridiculous. >> reporter: victor oquendo, abc news, miami, florida. >> our thanks to victor there in south florida. abc's maggie rulli is at the scene and joins us live. maggie, good morning to you. and we can see the flood lights behind you. we know the search for survivors is over but what sort of work is continuing in the overnight hours? >> reporter: well, overnight crews have been out here working frantically to get to survivors. and now, they are in recovery mode, working to remove debris and get into that wreckage. at least four people have died, at least nine others brought to the hospital. kendis, we're hearing stories about what first responders saw when they got to the scene. many say simply, there was blood everywhere.
some stories are too horrific to repeat. another first responder described when he was on scene. he found someone unconscious. they took turns keeping him alive until he made it to the hospital. so incredible stories of first responders jumping in, keeping people alive and that has turned to recovery as we move forward and try to figure out what happened in this tragedy. >> great that those people moved so quickly into action to save others. maggie, what's the latest with the investigation? >> reporter: the investigation is starting up right now. we know a 15-member team of the ntsb is enroute. they will take lead with the bridge collapse. we know also that earlier thursday morning there was a stress test, a tension stress test and since then senator marco rubio has come out saying he believes the cables were stressed during this test and the engineering crews said to tighten the cable. that is when the bridge collapsed. again, none of this has been verified.
the ntsb is enroute right now. so we should know more come morning. that is the latest from senator marco rubio. >> and that is an eight-lane roadway or highway back there behind you. so when they put up this bridge, they were hoping not to disrupt the traffic, especially during the morning rush hour when this came down. what was the whole concept, this particular bridge? >> reporter: well, kendis, this bridge is built using accelerating bridge construction, abc. sometimes referred to as an instant bridge. it can go up in a matter of hours. this bridge did exactly that. on saturday morning, it went up in just a few hours. it's built by using often off site technology. so they'll build the long portion of the bridge off side then bring it here, set it up along the highway. saturday morning, they lted it, rotated it 90 degrees and placed it over this eight-lane hiy. an reallycredible fete of engineering. it's not supposed to disrupt traffic. they say it's safer for
construction workers, pedestrians. so everything was about safety. very ironic when we're looking at this tragedy behind us and what investigators are looking at is since 2010, more than 800 of these have been built this way. so i'm sure we'll hear more about the other bridges and make sure they're safe. >> looking forward to hearing more and getting questions answered as to how all this happened. maggie rulli live from miami, thanks. >> these bridges were meant to save lives down there. that's a very, very big campus. and they decided they needed a pedestrian bridge after a student was killed crossing that roadway. now, for this to happen. all right. we're going move on. the other breaking news overnight. the president reportedly about to make more changes in his national security team. >> hr mcmaster will be out as national security adviser, as soon as president trump has picked a replacement. the president reportedly also doesn't want to humiliate the army general by moving too fast. however, white house press secretary, sarah huckabee
sanders tweets that story is untrue. she says there are no changes at the national security counsel. the president is admitting he lied to canada's prime minister about the trade deficit with that country. justin trudeau claims the u.s. is running a surplus. the president told him that wasn't true. he told the audience at a private fund-raiser that he made up that claim. he actually didn't know if it was true. the admission was caught in an audio recording obtained by media. >> nice guy, good looking guy, comes in, donald, we have no trade deficit. he was very proud. because everybody else, you know, we're getting killed with our -- josh, i had no idea. i just said you're wrong. you knowhy? because we're so stupid. >>hen, psident trump tweeted the next morning that the u.s. has a trade deficit with canada. the white house leader explained the president was only talking about goods, not services where the u.s. does have a large surplus. well, adult film star,
stormy daniels is closer to getting a day in court. a hearing date has been set for july 12th in los angeles. that could potentially end upsetting a trial date. she's attempting to toss out a gag order stopping her from discussing an affair she with the president 12 years ago. the white house denied any sexual encounter between daniels and president trump. a baby found a unique way to make an impression on pope francis during a blessing ceremony at the. the pontiff greeted 7-month-old carl clapper and his parents. the pope reached out to touch the young boy's face. carl responded the way any teething baby would. he bit him. >> not surprisingly, pope francis says the little guy's forgiven. carl's mom and dad say they were mortified, but the pope handled it well. >> i love the photo, the impression on the pope's face as he's being bitten there. >> he chomped right down there.
>> all right. well, coming up the rough road for hillary clinton. >> she sustained multiple injuries on her recent trip overseas. so, hear what we are learning about her condition. and rihanna snaps back at snapchat over a game making light of her abusive relationship with chris brown. you are watching "world news now." are watching "world news now." oh, sorry i'm late, sir. i had a doctor's appointment. when you said you were at the doctor, but your shirt says you were at a steakhouse... that's when you know it's half-washed. now from downy fabric conditioner comes downy odor protect with 24-hour odor protection. downy's powerful formula conditions fibers to lock out odors all day. hey, your shirt's making me hungry. ha ha, derek. downy and it's done.
a scary scene in st. petersburg, florida, an accident left a trailer hanging off a highway, an overpass. the back wheels jumped a guardrail after a three-vehicle crash. a pulley held it steady until they could get it back on the road. no one hurt. president trump is losing a daughter-in-law. >> the president's oldest son don jr. and his wife, vanessa, announced they're divorcing after 12 years of marriage. they released a statement saying they decided to go their separate ways and they will always have tremendous respect for each other. the trumps met in 2003 and marri married two years later. they have five children. the president introduced them. and hillary clinton is
nursing an injury this morning after falling inside a palace in india. >> the former secretary of state was forced to cancel appearances after fracturing her wrist in a palace bath tub. >> this is the second time clinton has fallen during her tour of india. on monday, she slipped on the steps of a 13th century palace. not having a lot of luck with the palaces. >> yeah, those steps are -- >> tricky. they need a railing there. and snapchat has apologized to rihanna over a controversial game that seemed to mock her domestic violence incident with exboyfriend, chris brown. the game let users either slap reya that or punch chris brown. the game has been pulled but rihanna is still angry with snapchat. in a heated response, she said, shame on you, throw the whole appology away. a lot of rihanna fans are responding by deleting snapchat. >> also, even worse, rihanna's tweet sent snapchat's stock
♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ skinny in the house. so the latest season of "the bachelor" sadly may be over. >> jack's really sad about that. >> but apparently arie and lauren aren't. >> the show's cameras have stopped rolling, the engaged couple are still filming themselves. they left the country after the controversial ending to the season. they surfaced in europe, checking into a beautiful hotel in barcelona, spain. >> and lucky for us, yeah, they live streamed a tour of their accommodations. >> yes. >> we're in barcelona, we made it. we have this insane place. he's the balcony. we're going to go upstairs because this is the best part. this is the bedroom. some cool wall art. 365-degree views.
>> wait, what? >> looks beautiful. >> did he say 365 degree views? >> they got an extra view. let's check in on how good those views are again one more time. >> 365-degree views. >> wow. defies the laws of physics in barcelona. meanwhile, becca seems to be getting over her break up with arie. >> she's so lucky. >> getting ready for her role as the bachelorette. at least she's not an architect. >> she told ellen watching the whole season over was therapeutic. even the long day that arie broke it off and it helped her to see that lauren was a better fit for him and told ellen about her celebrity crush, someone she wouldn't mind seeing coming out of the limo on her season of "the bachelorette." >> you have a celebrity crush, i understand. >> oh, do i. >> who is it? >> michael strahan. >> michael strahan? >> y.
>> and why is that? >> i jt loveheap tooth. just everything about him. >> all right. >> he's all those qualities you said. >> wow. >> who knew the gap was that popular? but then becca acknowledged it would be a short season if strahan came out of the limo on day one because she'd immediately go for strahan. >> put the pen down, kendis. >> the gap. >> you can't draw it on. no you should not break your tooth. and next keegan michael key of key and peele fame of course, offering his comedic skills in a new political ad. >> you might remember his as obama's anger translator, luther. he even appeared at the white house correspondent's dinner one of those years and he's helping chris kennedy in his run for governor of illinois. he has interesting ideas. >> what if we recorded a robo call from obama? like if there was a robo call from obama.
my fellow americans this is barack obama and i urge you to vote for chris kennedy for governor of illinois. this guy's so cool. we hang out together all the time. >> not bad, not bad at all. i think it sounds a little bit like an obama impression i've heard before. >> a bad version. >> he did add this disclaimer on twitter -- just because i have more time to -- wait, how did he say it. just because i have more time to watch the games, everybody, doesn't mean my picks will be any better. >> nailed it. >>ey got me. i think key got me. what do you think? >> i think you should read -- >> i was talking to michelle the other day and our apologies to sylvester stallone. you might be wondering why. >> you were better at it the other day. finally we are issuing an apology to sylvester stallone.
sorry, sly. we only got in about four seconds of video of his incredible workout the other day. we need to show it in full glory. >> regular pull ups aren't enough for rocky. the 71-year-old does it with a 100-pound weight added on and captioned the instagram video, another easy workout. you're only as old as you and your joints feel. >> my joints hurt just looking at that. what does that say about my actual age. >> so truth be told this is like our version of jimmy kimmel and matt damon. because we have tried to run this video since monday of last week and for every version of "the skinny," we have run out of time and yesterday, we finally made it with four seconds to go. >> i tried. i tried to get sly in yesterday. we ran out of time, again. >> and our apologies to sly stallone.
♪ so this week has really had a little bit of an ebb and flow. we've had the walkouts and we also saw -- but we saw the return of "american idol" as well as creepy characters around the studio. here's our friday rewind. >> reporter: wicked weather, the third nor'easter in less than two weeks arrives in boston as a full-blown blizzard. >> if you are out there traveling on the streets, be very careful. >> reporter: folks in boston are asking when will winter really be over? when is the snow going away? we can see it coming down hard this morning. >> and the dramatic dismissal of secretary of state, rex tillerson. >> president trump parted ways
with the top diplomat announcing it on twitter, only talking to him about it several hours later. tillerson is turning over his responsibilities to a deputy and says he will formally step down at the end of the month. >> what is most important is to insure an orderly and smooth transition. ♪ >> reporter: a sea of students seizing their moment. classmates from more than 3,000 schools walking out in solidarity with the victims of the parkland shooting. students here in parkland, making the long walk to a memorial, vowing to never forget those they lost. >> gave me the chills. start looking around, i see the whole student body on the football field. the midair emergency captured on camera. the pilot of the chopper, frantically radioing for help as he crashes into the water. >> engine failure. >> reporter: two died at the scene, three later in the hospital. ntsb investigators will be looking at the harnesses the
victims were wearing. on a sister flight that same night, some said those harnesses were difficult to get out of. do want to turn to the celebration of stephen hawkings life, the 76-year-old physicist whose incredible discoveries change the way we think about the entire universe. he passed away overnight. the story of resilience and overcoming odds is inspiring so many. you're going to hollywood.>. ♪ in case you didn't know, katy, i'm crazy about you ♪ >> nice. >> whoa. >> you forgot about that picture, didn't you? >> who's that little boy?
making news in america this morning, the desperate search for victims in the deadly miami bridge collapse. >> there are two cars under there. >> we have new details on what happened just before that collapse onto a highway. plus, the questions now being raised about the special way the bridge was built, a method used across the country. also breaking overnight, signs of another shake-up at the white house. the president ready to fire another key official. this as the russia investigation expands with another subpoena from special counsel robert mueller. the fda makes a move to change how cigarettes are made. a new push to make smoking less addictive. plus, the wild upsets as march madness tips off. walmart's bold plan to build