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a dash cam captures a plane a dash cam captures a plane crash just feet away from a fast food drive through. you see it there, look again. the single engine plane soared in front of a sonic in colorado springs. it missed a bunch of homes before flipping over a guardrail and small bridge. the people aboard are said to be okay. the faa is looking into the crash but also it missed many vehicles there on that roadway as well. the mayor of cambridge, massachusetts is calling a new video showing the arrest of a black harvard student disturbing. the student is naked on a traffic island surrounded by police. >> after the student is taken to the ground there, an officer is seen punching the man. police say the man resisted arrest and was struck in order to be brought under control.
an internal police investigation is now under way into this latest incident. and the ceo of starbucks is on a damage control after that arrest of two black men in a philadelphia store. >> we're also hearing more about the staff at that starbucks. linsey davis is in philadelphia with more. >> reporter: protests shut down this starbucks in philadelphia. the outrage comes after this now-viral video of two black men escorted out of the starbucks in handcuffs. >> what did they do? >> they didn't do anything. i saw the entire thing. >> reporter: police say the men were sitting at a table but had not made a purchase. when asked to leave they refused. that's when the manager called 911, reporting the incident as trespassing. this man says they are real estate agents just waiting to meet with him. >> i sat in there the other day for an hour, no one asked me to order anything or leave. >> reporter: the police
commissioner says his officers did nothing wrong. >> we had warnings to leave, suggesting that there wasn't a rush to judgment. >> reporter: that starbucks manager is no longer on the job. the ceo of starbucks is calling the incident reprehensible. >> there's training we are going to do with our store managers, training around unconscious bias. what happened to those two gentlemen was wrong. >> reporter: the ceo also expressed it was important to him to sit down with both men face-to-face to apologize. linsey davis, abc news, philadelphia. >> thanks to lindsey there. and now to one of the most influential storytellers receiving a pulitzer prize. >> kendrick lamar. the first nonclassical or jazz performer to receive that prize for music in its 75 year history. ♪ ♪ got to keep it on a high note ♪
>> great video there, so the pulitzer committee has praised his 2017 album, "damn", saying it the captures the complexity of modern african-american life. >> a lot of people say the native was snubbed at the grammys when he lost to bruno mars for album and record of the year, so this gets him a little something extra. >> like beyonce's "lemonade" for a pulitzer now? makeup for that snub? >> maybe. when we come back, the gravity-defying moments on "american idol." and the abc newsman having the most fun in the bedroom. jack, is it you? in the bedroom. jack, is it you? i did mom. wanna try it?
and it was the final night of the "american idol" au ♪ skinny ♪ just give me "the skinny" >> it is skinny time. and it was the final night of the "american idol" auditions. >> as katy perry said, it's almost time for america to take the wheel. but for now, will ganss is taking the wheel. >> this episode of "idol" was amazing. we had some superstar duets with country singer the kim and pop powerhouse rachel platten. >> really? o, say can -- what's my line? >> she redeemed herself, i hope. >> she did. last night she came in strong, really helping out some of those "idol" hopefuls last night. >> oh. >> looks like katy needed a little help. >> wigs were not the only thing
flying, her whole outfit almost came off. >> we're not complaining, are we? >> she didn't handle it very well, though. she's spinning around. the whole audience is getting a view. >> i think she figures, rather than feel like she has to be embarrassed about it, she might as well feel like she's in on the joke. >> own it. it's not destiny's child, but it is the most bootilicious. stage manager was on hand to fix it with duct tape. >> would you help me out? >> she just ran away. she's like not again. >> so bootilicious a beyonce reference for you, but how about this for you, a performance i think you might appreciate, diane, take a look. ♪ >> so of course defying gravity,
from "wicked" on broadway. >> they sound great. >> that was lea michelle. >> i think they could have done more with the outfits. >> i agree. i think they also could have gone a little greener witch. >> this is how you dress to sing "defying gravity." >> this is how diane wakes up. natural state of being. >> i was running late this day. >> so ada is through. i put you through, too, diane. the other partner, journey. and she belted "i'll run to you." and it blew me away. >> i like her. ♪ i run to you ♪ run to you >> oh. >> yeah. >> like a diva.
>> that gave me goose bumps. >> so both journey and ada are through to the top 14, and i'm happy to report that my favorite from sunday, maddie poppy will join them. which means my curse might be broken. my faves are moving along. marcio is joining them. he killed his duet with alan stone. garrett, our pal with the questionable dance moves, and country guy caleb, who had a pretty good night on top of making it to the top 14. take a look at this. >> he got a little smooch. he turns all kinds of red. it was amazing. but next week we finally start to get voting. >> can lea michelle come back again? >> she was so good. >> since we brought back "american idol" from fox, why don't we just bring back "glee."
new olay whips ageless is it getting hot in here? or is it just tv 3 after a certain anchorman has been here. >> it is steamy. >> abc news chief anchor, george stephanopoulos. there may be other names and titles we could give him. so he covers a lot of politics, but also he's taking care of business in the bedroom. >> do we really have to talk about this? >> it's not even sweeps. >> in her new book, george's wife, comedian allie wentworth says that the state of their union is very strong and she feels left out when friends talk about their marriages. she says the absolute lowest
moment for me is when the time arrives for the fateful question, how often do you and your husband have sex? i have lost friends with this question. >> the women gasp and scream like i have confessed that i shot my dog. one always slams her fist on the table. a woman's wineglass once smashed in her hand. i'm sorry. we're hot for each other, jesus! >> congratulations george. >> never going to be able to look at george the same way. >> nice to hear about the happy couple. good for them. round of applause in the studio for you. and khloe kardashian is finally revealing her baby girl's name. >> their relationship is strong, too. so is his and other girls'. her name is true. >> what's true? >> true. >> what? >> the name is true. true thompson. >> oh, her actual name is true thompson.
>> yes. true. >> so khloe shared the news on instagram, writing our little girl true thompson has stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with love. and looking at the relationship goal, it's your insecurity guard here. recently got an instagram account. >> not only are there hilarious pictures of sheeran. >> bae took me away on a romantic get away. when bae takes you shopping. sheeran is already calling him the champion of insta. he has nearly 300,000 followers in under two weeks. >> not bad. shopping with bae, i like it. >> i wonder how many people wonder if they're actually a couple.
good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning. the fox news host sean hannity pushing back after being revealed as michael cohen's secret client. the president's long-term attorney launched a legal battle over documents seized by the fbi. president trump welcomes japanese prime minister shinzo abe to his florida resort today. they'll discuss the upcoming meeting with kim jong-un and trading between the u.s. and japan is also on the agenda. today is tax day. a number of restaurants offer tax day specials for 10.40.
and the first american women to win the boston marathon in 33 year. those of some of the top stories on tuesday, april 17th. this is "world news now." we're going to start the hour off with the investigation focussed on the president's personal attorney and it took a dramatic turn in court. fox news host sean hannity revealed as his mystery client. >> lawyers are fighting to review documents seized in the fbi raid last week. and the judge forced them to identify a mystery third client in open court. it turned out to be sean hannity. but hannity insists cohen is not his lawyer. >> reporter: a crush of cameras as stormy daniels arrived in federal court. the porn star and those clamoring to get a glimpse of her tripping over barricades, security rushing her inside.
less fanfare for michael cohen. the president's long-time personal lawyer, who paid for daniels' silence, cohen fighting for control of items swept up in those raids one week ago. a new court filing from cohen's attorney revealing he worked for three clients over the last year, donald trump, elliott brady and a third client that cohen said wanted to remain anonymous. cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to daniels days before the election and a reported $1.6 million to a model broidy allegedly had an affair with. hannity down-played his relationship. >> michael cohen never represented me in any legal matter. i never retained his services. i never received an invoice. i never paid michael cohen for legal fees.
i did have brief conversations with michael cohen where i was looking for input and perspective. >> reporter: federal prosecutors say cohen has been under investigation for months. the raids in part to look for information about secret cash deals made outside the campaign to protect donald trump, possible campaign finance violations. cohen's attorney calling the raids unprecedented, argued against having a separate group of prosecutors deciding what is acceptable. cohen not even looking daniels' way. afterwards, stormy daniels' attorney inviting her to come to the mic. >> for years michael cohen has
acted like he's above the law. he considered himself, onpenly referred to himself as trump's fixer. he's played by a different set of rules or no rules at all. he has never thought that the little man or women like me matter. that ends now. >> reporter: michael cohen has been with the president for more than a decade. he is on the record saying, quote, i will do anything to protect mr. trump. kyra phillips, abc news, new york. now to a new warning about a cyber threat from russia. u.s. and britain says russia is behind a global effort to infiltrate our home and business internet routers. that would allow hackers to not only access personal information but intellectual property. they might be able to launch other cyberattacks from american computers. syria claims it came under another missile attack hours ago. the target was reportedly the air base that the u.s. attacked last year.
syria says it shot down the missiles which may have been fired by israeli forces. israel says it doesn't comment on such reports. you can soon pay more for things you buy online. the issue of internet sales tax is being argued before the supreme court. brad mielke has more. >> when i buy something online, i literally don't know if i'm about to pay sales tax on that item or not. there's a reason for that. it depends whether the seller has a physical location in your state. later this morning, the supreme court will hear arguments over whether that rule should be changed. the case is being brought by south dakota and other states who say times have changed and they're losing millions in tax dollars. big online sellers are saying hey, we shouldn't have to deal with different sales tax laws across the country. but kate shaw told me this. >> i think goes to something really interesting at the heart of the case. i'm not sure people are paying
that much attention to whether and when they're paying sales tax online. if that's the case, i think it's a real question about whether people are going to change their buying behavior. >> you remember that criticism that senators seemed a little clueless when they talked about facebook? the average supreme court justice is much older. we'll have much more on "start here." check it out on apple podcast or wherever you listen. we turn now to the latest in teacher protests. this time it's educators in colorado. rallying for better pay, more school funding. they swarmed the state capital in denver as they talked about cuts to retirement benefits. colorado's economy is one of the best in the country, but teacher salaries rank among the worst. bill cosby's accuser has completed more than seven hours of testimony. andrea constand says she settled a civil suit for more than $3 million because she wanted to move past the case.
investigators and a drug expert are expected on the stand today. and five men are going to prison for the hazing death of a fraternity pledge at florida state university. they will spend time behind bars. another who cooperated with investigators will only serve 30 days. andrew coffey died of alcohol poisoning in november. four others will go on trial in june. a hiker had to be rescued after a freak accident. the 29-year-old woman got stuck under a rock when she climbed can between boulders to get glasses she dropped. took about an hour to free her. the rocks weighed as much as five tons, even had to use jaws of life to pry them apart. luckily, the woman was not injured. and former first lady barbara bush is said to be in great spirits today, days after her family announced her health is failing. the 92-year-old is resting at home in houston surrounded by family members. mrs. bush has suffered from
congestive heart failure and chronic respiratory illness. jenna bush hager was emotional, and she spoke about her grandma on nbc. >> we're grateful for her, for everybody's prayers and thoughts. and just know the world is better because she's in it. >> jenna bush hager called her grandmother a fighter and an enforcer, which is the family's nickname for her. >> doctors say she is focussing on comfort care. >> that's a good name. enforcer. caffeine may actually be good for your heart. researchers say coffee and tea drinkers have a lower risk of developing an abnormal heart rhythm known as afib. while it causes your heart to beat faster, scientists say it protects the longevity ever the -- of the heart muscle. they recommend a maximum of three cups of coffee a day.
as always, consult your doctor before making changes to your diet. >> our problem at this hour is not staying up, it's trying to get to sleep for many of us. >> this is how we get ratings. so -- >> oh. >> we are encouraging our viewers to drink coffee. >> stay thirsty. we may have found the all-time winner when it comes to college acceptance letters. >> he lives in new orleans, and he said when it was time to find a college he didn't go with just one. he applied to a few and then a few more, then a few more and then a few more. and then the acceptance letters started rolling in. 83 of them. >> wait. >> he has now been accepted to 83 schools. >> so darren says he hasn't decided where he'll attend. >> what a surprise. >> he's also wading through more than $3 million in scholarship offers. >> i hope this doesn't represent how he dates, by the way. >> i mean, who are we to judge? >> why choose when you have all
these options available to you? >> are you free? >> congratulations, darren. >> congratulations, 83 colleges. how do you choose? >> it's a lot of work just to apply to that many schools. so hats off to him for going through that. the fact that he got accepted to that many, too. wow. >> the essays are tough. coming up, the sigh of relief from many cannabis users. hear how the trump administration stance may be changing when it comes to prosecuting marijuana. and later on, the newborn gorilla and the first-time mama going absolutely bonkers over him. >> so cute.
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medicinally fear it may get trampled by the feds. >> the trump administration is signaling it wants department of justice to take a more hands off approach to marijuana. >> reporter: a months-long standoff between the doj and colorado senator cory gardner is over and the marijuana industry nationwide has reason to celebrate. >> it was a very good deal for colorado, but i think it's significant for the country. >> reporter: the justice department said it would not interfere in colorado's legal weed industry, scrapping a policy change that made it easier for federal prosecutors to enforce the law. even in states that allow it. jeff sessions set that guidance in january, it reversed an obama-era law. gardner forced the doj's hand. >> right now, one senator's concerns over unrelated issues
like reversing federal law against marijuana, we can't even get a vote. >> reporter: gardner says he was holding sessions to a pledge he gave him privately during his confirmation proceedings. >> i was led to believe there wouldn't be a reversal of the cole memorandum which guides states' implementation of their policies. >> reporter: it is more in line with the policy trump advocated on the campaign trail. >> i think in terms of marijuana and legalization, i think that should be a state issue. >> reporter: gardner and his colleagues from other states that have legalized marijuana are working on a bill that makes clear states mandate these laws and they say president trump is on board. >> and one of the big issues that has come up is the use of marijuana to help veterans with ptsd. that seems to be one of the big points here. >> that means the celebrations in a few more days will be quite ripe for 20 day.
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♪ fly me to the moon ♪ ♪ fly me to the moon ♪ let me play among the stars >> it might be trendy to unplug while on vacation, but some travel tech is too good to leave at home. so the giz wiz dick debartolo is here for us. make sure we travel in comfort and style. >> we have fun stuff. so this is a flashlight. >> okay. >> this is also a 6,000 mili amp external charger. you want to charge in flight, you can use this. it comes with a strap and it is also a scale, so you can weigh your luggage.
>> maybe yourself after eating a little too much at the buffet. paying overweight fees, exactly. >> cool. >> if you are a germaphobe. >> yes, please. >> this is a way to cover your seat on an airplane or train. it comes with a mask, a tray cover. it comes with antibacterial hand wipes. and a kids' version comes with crayons. >> is this for the pillow? >> that's for the snack tray. >> ah. >> and the kit is $15. >> i feel ready. >> this is called spare tray. you have to have the window seat for this. but you take this, and then it slides into the slot on the plane where the shade goes. and then you have your own
little additional tray. it has a non-skid surface. >> that's cool. >> isn't that great? and then this guy's doing it here. he's going to show that at the end there are two holes. you can put your glasses in one hand, sunglasses in the other hand. >> keep things organized around your seat. >> exactly. i think this is a great idea. you heard of origami. this is soarigami as in fly. >> got it. >> you ask your seat mate, can i share the armrest with you using this. it goes down over the armrest. and each of you have a place to put your arm and you have a barrier between the two of you. >> now you have two armrests. >> exactly. >> i'm really good at the elbow game. >> you claim it at the very beginning. it's adjustable for different sized arms. >> pretty cool.
>> this is the travel water pick. >> is that for brushing your teeth? >> exactly. you push this button. that takes out the flossing device. the plug slides into the bottom. this goes into there, this go there. and the entire thing is set to go. so you can floss your teeth wherever you are. >> but not while sharing an armrest. very cool. so we get to travel comfortably. our teeth are going to be nice and clean. we're going to land without catching the flu. >> germ-free. >> i like it. we're ready to go. dick debartolo, we'll be right back.
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♪ time for a little "this happened" action. we're going to start with a cuteness alert. the smithsonian national zoo in washington, d.c. has welcomed a brand new gorilla. check out baby mulki. it's the first gorilla birth in nine years. mulki's name means "little one." >> she's not giving us a look at him. >> it's my baby, and i'm going to love it.
if thieves in london kept as much control over their possession as that mom did. they just stole some loot. and mother nature, the guy on the other side of the street, that thing that's blowing away, that's their money. a gust of wind took their money. i was looking at this video trying to figure out, you've a thief, you've just stolen the money. some of the loot gets away, do you go back for it? or do you worry about getting caught. i would have kept running, they go back to pick it up. they get arrested. you just have to call it a loss and be like alert. >> isn't first thing on a checklist a bag to put the money in? i'm not a thief. i don't know. but i would think that would be pretty high on the list. >> they will not be hired anytime soon. a cpr video out of china is making the rounds this morning, i'm not sure it's for how to resuscitate someone. this is a nurse demonstrating cpr. some are wondering if she's
>> no reception. >> no reception in the studio. foiled. >> we'll have more on all the fun coming up, but we're going to start things off with michael cohen's mystery client unmasked. he was forced to unmask his clients. >> the federal judge weighed in on how evidence seized in a fbi raid should be handled. it was a dramatic scene in court, that with an appearance by stormy daniels, surrounded by plenty of cameras, as she struggled to make her way into the court. elizabeth hur with the details. >> reporter: president trump's personal lawyer michael cohen arrived and left court without talking to reporters. cohen and his lawyers were in court, ordered to hand over a list of client, and according to a new court filing, cohen worked for three clients over the past year. president trump, elliott broidy
and a third client who wished to be anonymous. but the court ordered that person to be revealed. sean hannity. hannity disputes the claim. >> i never received an invoice, i never paid michael cohen for legal fees. i did have occasional brief conversations with michael cohen. he's a great attorney about legal questions i had or i was looking for input and perspective. >> reporter: court documents show cohen has been under investigation for months. the fbi raids last month in part to look for information about possible campaign finance violations to protect trump. in addition to the $130,000 cohen paid adult film star stormy daniels just before the election to stay quiet about her alleged affair with trump in 2006. the white house has denied the allegation of an affair. daniels was also in court as a spectator, making a brief statement afterwards.
>> for years, mr. cohen has acted like he's above the law. my attorney and i are committed to make sure everyone finds out the truth. >> reporter: what's next? they will be putting the records into their database, but they voluntarily agreed not to review the documents. all parties are set to meet with the judge again to determine together what is privileged material. >> elizabeth hur downtown new york. in the meantime, the white house has acknowledged that president trump watched what they described as bits and pieces of abc's exclusive interview with the former fbi director james comey. that makes him one of nearly 10 million viewers who tuned in to watch him denounce him as unfit for office and suggesting that he should drop the investigation into michael flynn. >> this man, james comey, loves
to be in the proximity of power. he loves to be with the president alone for dinner. he loved being alone in the oval office. he wanted a piece of it. he loved being in the proximity of power until he got fired and then wrote a book. >> that book, "a higher loyalty" is coming out today. george stephanopoulos sat down with comey's wife, an avid supporter of hillary clinton. over to the epa where the sound proof phone booth apparently broke the law. the government accountability office said federal agencies are not allowed to spend more than $5,000 on redecorating. the phone booth cost $43,000. he has also been criticized for flying first class at taxpayer expense.
mccain has been undergoing physical therapy as he recovers from the side effects of his brain cancer treatment. he had planned to return to washington in january but has remained at home instead. binghamton university says a suspect is in custody after the school's second student murder in five weeks. a student was stabbed in the residence hall. sozo was a stand-out soccer player. a native of brazil. his former soccer coach says those who knew him loved him. >> he's the last person i would think of to be confrontational or get into a fight. it's unimaginable what happened and we're heartbroken. >> michael roque is in custody. police say sozo was targeted. last month, haley anderson was murdered at an off-campus residence.
fellow nursing student is charged in that case. the worst part of that spring storm may be over, but the entire system not completely finished yet. it is still swirling around over the great lakes in northern new england. snow is falling overnight in cities like cleveland and pittsburgh, and a blast of cold air is coming in right behind the storm. oakland, california got the closest thing to a snow day. hail covering the ground. one high school had to cancel classes while others improvised sleds, but it wasn't fun for drivers. >> the driveway was covered in snow. it was like tahoe. it was crazy. >> big little chunks of rocks just coming down. ly to check my car, like twice. because it's like it was everywhere. >> most of the hail had melted away by early afternoon. on the east coast heavy rapes caused flash flooding, even pouring into a new york city subway. that says monday. >> not a fountain, not supposed to look like that.
>> props to them for still getting to work despite that. a 33 year drought at the boston marathon ended in a rainstorm. >> desi linden is taking a well-deserved rest. the two-time olympian became the first american woman to win the boston marathon since 1985. the california native fought through bone-chilling rain to finish in over four hours. it's her first win after coming in second seven years ago. >> this is desiree linden running in boston's always special, breaking the tape is a culmination of years and years of hard work. and it feels magnificent. >> right behind her was american sara seles, they were among seven u.s. runners in the top ten. so if it's nasty and horrible out, we win.
>> you should get an extra, you should get extra credit for running a marathon in that weather. instead of an asterisk and she did it in the cold and rain. >> how does it feel to win the marathon, she said so good, so good, so good, so good. >> i'm guessing she'll feel good for quite a bit of time. as james comey's book comes out, we have more from that interview, including how his wife found out that her husband had been fired. but first, hundreds of people stranded in mexico after their airline told them they would have to find their own way home. also check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram at abc wnn. you're watching "world news now." why did we re-engineer america's #1 detergent?
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anif you've got a lifee. you gotta swiffer police in memphis are on the hunt for a grocery store bandit. police in memphis are on the hunt for a grocery store bandit. you can see the suspect on a motorized scooter roll up next to the victim. she gets up, grabs the woman's purse and walks away. surveillance camera captured the
suspect leaving the store. she shows up in a vehicle and walks away. an early morning shootout involving police near houston ends with the suspect under arrest. >> a dash cam video shows the officer firing at a suspect. the man appeared to pull a gun. no one was hit, a pellet gun was recovered at the scene. >> to see that perspective though, in the meantime. and officials are calling it the worst prison riot in the u.s. in a quarter century. seven inmates at lee correctional institution are dead. 17 others were seriously injured. the inmates were battling over territory, cell phones and money. the fights were likely gang-related. the fighting occurred in three separate dorms there in the low country.
officials in new york say the apartment fire in trump tower was cause the by overloaded power strip. it killed a resident, the apartment on the 50th floor did not have sprinklers nor a smoke alarm. hundreds of americans are stranded in mexico after weather complication turned into something more complicated. >> they cannot rebook the passengers because the flight routes are done for the season. now the passengers have to find their own way home. here's reporter kristin swanson. >> reporter: these minnesotans spent a week doing yoga in mexico, finding their zen only to lose it when they got to the airport. >> it's a mess, a disaster. >> reporter: yoga retreats arranged the trip. their flight got canceled as blizzard conditions crippled operations at the airport for most of the day. they spent hours trying to reach airline customer service to rye -- to rebook. >> it's not that hard to send a text or e-mail to let people know what's going on with their flight. >> reporter: but it's when this
e-mail came that the group broke down. >> they were talking about how we were legitimately abandoned. >> reporter: sun country explained customers on the flight would receive a full refund. but because this is due to weather and their seasonal service is ended you need to make arrangements on another airline for your return flight. >> to leave people down here, i'm stunned by it. >> reporter: brandon larson got the same notice. his flight was canceled from cabo. >> i may have to be here for another day or two. i couldn't believe they weren't sending a plane. >> reporter: a spokesperson for sun country says the only alternative for the airline airline would be to cancel other flights to free up additional aircraft. but they say that would have been more disruptive to more customers. larson spent more than $2,000 on a new flight and says he'll be home tuesday morning. in cancun, the yoga folks are headed home too. >> our kristin swanson there
from our minneapolis station. >> such a predicament for those people. my goodness. >> do you go margaritas? or, you know, mimosa? >> kendis has been praying for this moment to happen to him his entire life. sorry, can't make it to work monday. the humble rapper who just made history. how kendrick lamar is being honored after the grammy awards missed their chance. the james comey interview that wasn't seen in prime time. that's coming up next.
family. >> one day after president trump is sworn in, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators take to the streets. among them, the wife and daughters of james comey. take us inside your house at that point. hillary clinton supporter. >> yeah, i didn't take a poll among all the kids, but i'm pretty sure that at least my four daughters, probably all five of my kids wanted hillary clinton to be the first woman president. >> i wanted a woman president really badly. i supported hillary clinton. a lot of my friends worked for her. and i was devastated when she lost. >> what went through your mind when you saw that letter come out days before the election. >> any reaction to comey opening the investigation into your e-mails? >> here's the thing. i knew that if there were e-mails that pertained to this investigation on anthony weiner's laptop, the fbi had to
go get them. they had to. and, as a supporter of hillary clinton, i wanted her to say that's what i want the fbi to do. of course they have to do that. i don't want them on anthony wiener's computer, and i'm sure it's innocent, but that's what they have to do. but instead, i felt like she attacked the institution and my husband and i was disappointed. i still wanted her to win. i have a bias, i know i have a bias because i love my husband and trust him. >> may 9th. james comey is talking to fbi employees when he finds out he is fired. >> you are hereby terminated and removed from office effective immediately. >> that's it. the pinnacle of your career over. >> yep, over in a flash. yeah. makes no sense at all. >> at the same time, across the country, his wife patrice. >> my phone was blowing up. i was at a little happy hour
thing with some friends, and had no idea this was coming, and my phone started blowing up. i called him. the first time i called he didn't answer. the first time i called, he didn't know what was going on. >> you knew. >> yeah. when i saw the news. >> didn't shock you? >> i knew they were potentially on a collision course. at that point, i believed he was not an ethical person, i knew my husband was. >> james said i was surprised, confused. not angry. were you angry? >> i think i got angry before he did, yeah. i still feel a little angry at people that we trusted and knew and that know my husband and knew him in public life and worked with him that haven't, that have kind of turned on him. but it is, we're really living in times when people are loyal to the, you have to pick a side. >> through this experience, what was the lowest moment? >> wow. i think the lowest moment was when we were in our house and
the press was at the end of our driveway, and he was told he couldn't even come in and pack his office up and say good-bye. and it just, it was almost like a shunning, yeah. that was a low point. but i think we rebounded after that pretty quickly. >> do you think he's misunderstood? >> i don't, you know, i think some people, probably by some people. i think there's a great middle of people who see us all as americans and the russians came after us. and our president isn't really an honest person that we can trust, and i think a lot of people in the middle that aren't, that sit back and don't always get involved, i'm hoping they're listening and getting involved. >> and james comey will be live on "good morning, america" later this morning. >> and the book does come out today. coming up, ignoring nature. >> and an unbelievable license plate, next. plate, next. ense plate, next.
okay, time for the mix here. and an interesting amazon sale in the uk. >> yeah. >> that kind of went wrong. so they went for this line of clothing. they were playing off the whole slogan, enjoy coke. except they went with this. this is baby clothing that said -- >> the wrong kind of coke. >> enjoy cocaine. for kids. >> what's wrong with that? >> who would ever possibly have a problem with that? >> there was even a baby bib with the slogan, enjoy cocaine that sold for $13. the kids don't look too happy about it, but man, do they look woke. so there's a mom who was like, nope. this is not a good idea. she's like, i know that i'm fairly liberal with my ideas on what i want for a tee shirt, but what the actual heck is this? >> i wonder how many of them actually sold before they pulled it. >> the product has been pulled from amazon uk.
over to parents have be fun with their much older children. we know the best way to take in the sites and sounds of nature is on your cell phone. and these parents are pointing out that that is their teens' favorite thing to do. it started with a british comedian who posted a photo of his son staring at his son. my son hypnotized by the beauty of nature. others have followed suit with this whole string of viral photos, showing their teens on their phone. >> look at the whale. >> in pretty places. >> here they are. >> gorgeous vase at that, and -- vista, and they're looking at their phones. >> taking in the alps, as you do. this is in namibia. she's on her ipad. no need to go on safari. >> this was yosemite national park. >> do you think they'll realize later in life what they missed out on? >> i'm about to beat candy crush, hold on. there's a pokemon there.
>> if they can get a signal there. there's an interesting guy in texas, creative in houston. he was pulled over after he was found with this driver's license. that's not an official texas driver's license. >> you don't say? >> it's a cardboard license plate. authorities give him an a for effort, but an f for legality. >> you really get an a for effort for that? he didn't even spring on the thick sharpy. double-sided tape, though. we'll give him that one. and finally, photo recreations are always awesome this. is no exception. this is twitter user aaron brown who recreated a photo from more than three decades ago.
now," the major warning about a cyber attack. russian hackers may have gained access to your computer. details on the first account of -- alert of its kind. drama plays out in the courtroom when a judge forces michael cohen to reveal one of his other clients is fox news host sean hannity. hear how hannity responded overnight. plus, stormy daniels slams cohen outside the courtroom. and new this half hour, a drive-through customer gets the shock of his life. >> he captured the moment a small plane crash landed narrowly missing homes and stores. and we're revealing the bedroom habits of one of abc's news men and why his wife says she's lost friends over how often they get it on. that looks, i kind of resemble that question mark. hard core journalism in "the skinny" on this tuesday, april 17th. >> from abc news, this is "world
news now." >> i don't have a wife. you know it wasn't me. >> you're already out of the running. >> i'm already out of the running, so who could it be? >> we will get to the bottom of that one. but we're going to start things off on a serious note with a new threat from russian hackers. >> u.s. and british security says russia is now targeting the millions of internet routers that distribute the internet to nearly every home and business. plus, many of those homes and businesses in england and worldwide. >> if successful, russia would have control over anything connected to the internet, including homes and tvs. >> one thing can you do to help is to use a strong password for your router. who has a strong password? >> you just don't know what it is. >> all of the above. >> good luck, russians.
>> good thing to be aware of. and president trump has apparently nixed new sanctions on russia that were supposed to be announced today. >> nikki haley said the u.s. would place sanctions on russian companies found to be assisting chemical weapons programs, but the "new york times" says the president rejected that new round of sanctions. the white house says a decision will be made in the near future. fox news' sean hannity is blasting the media after michael cohen announced his name in court. cohen's legal team was forced to divulge hannity's name as they tried to get permission to review seized records from prosecutors, which was rejected. he closed his show last night attempting to clarify their relationship. >> my questions focussed on real estate.
i said many times on my radio show. i hate the stock market. i prefer real estate. michael knows real estate. so in response to all the wild speculation, i want to set the record straight here tonight. i never asked michael cohen to bring this proceeding on my behalf. >> hannity also made a point to say his discussions with cohen did not involve any matter between him and a third party. part of the investigation into cohen involves a payment he made to stormy daniels to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the president. daniels was not a party to the proceeding but did show up as a spectator. >> for years mr. cohen has acted like is he above the law. he has considered himself and openly referred to himself as mr. trump's fixer, he played by a different set of rules or shall we say no rules at all. he has never thought that the little man or women like me mattered. that ends now. >> daniels is suing cohen and the president to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she's committed to making sure
everyone learns the truth. she's scheduled to appear on "the view" later this morning on abc. winter is not over for a big part of the country. this weekend's major spring storm is still hanging around the great lakes and northern new england and left a behind quite a bit of damage. linzie janis with the story. >> reporter: the massive spring storm delivering its final punch, slamming the northeast. in new york city, water falls flooding subway stairwells and station platforms. in newark, new jersey, the commute turning dangerous. >> cars are stranded. people are in those cars trying to figure out how to get out. >> reporter: strong winds peeling the roof off this apartment in scranton, pennsylvania. >> i heard this noise. i got up and looked. this white stuff was flying everywhere. >> reporter: the system spawning a tornado outbreak. at least three dozen reported in ten states since friday. the governor of virginia declaring a state of emergency.
the strongest twister, an ef-2, with up to 135-mile-per-hour winds in greensboro, north carolina. leaving a trail of destruction. at least four killed in the storms, including a 2-year-old in louisiana. the system walloping two-thirds of the country. the green bay, wisconsin area getting buried. this hotel roof collapsing under two feet of snow, the second biggest snowstorm on record there. here in new york we're experiencing high winds, and that is adding to the travel misery. so far, more than 5,000 flights delayed, and more than a thousand canceled across the country, and our weather team is predicting another spring snowstorm headed toward the midwest. it's expected to hit on wednesday. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> want to get away? yes. so let's find out about that upcoming midwestern storm and other weather problems. >> accuweather's paul williams has the forecast for us. good morning, paul. >> good morning, diane, kendis. still a bit blustery for the
entire northeast with rain and snowshowers. but the big story around i-90. 6 to 12 inches there. here's a problem in the southwest. high fire danger, wind gusts up to 40 to 60 miles per hour winds. dangerous cross winds and dry and strong winds are going to stretch from texas into oklahoma as well, making it worse. >> crews in oklahoma are battling several wildfires because of the dry conditions. two people are dead and more than 400,000 acres have burned so far. the largest fire is 90 miles northwest of oklahoma city. those flames in dewey county are only 3% contained. the actor harry anderson, best known for his quirky role as a new york judge has passed away. anderson played judge harry stone on nbc's "night court", ending in 1992, he earned three emmy nominations during his time on the bench there.
he was only 65 years old. he was found at his home in north carolina by police. they say there was no foul play involved in it, but so many people this morning are reacting to the news and thinking back about his time there on that show. and what a great show it was on nbc. >> just 65 years old. there's a new delivery option for fans of domino's pizza. >> you can get your order delivered to more than 150,000 outdoor locations, including beaches and parks. and landmarks, all which have been chosen by local franchise owners. you can find dominos' hot spot locations. through the company's app and website. >> can you kind of loiter in those locations? and hope they come to you? yes please. so when beyonce's saying put a ring on it, she probably didn't have a trip to the wholesale store in mind. >> this engagement ring can be found in the aisles of costco in australia.
it's a 6.5 carat diamond set in platinum. the price about $390,000. >> wow! >> the skynews reporter who took the picture said you can find the ring between the double-a batteries and dustpans. >> that is so weird. >> question is, does it matter. do you care where the ring came from? >> no, no. >> as long as it ends up on your finger. >> $390,000 u.s. i think it's fine. >> looks like a nice ring to me. >> there are some people who judge, like where did you -- >> got some paper towels. >> there you go. efficiency. >> it's a whole new slogan. where did he go? did he go to jared? no, he went to costco. >> but he came back with a huge jar of peanut butter and toilet paper. i like it. >> should have gone to jared. katy perry's wardrobe malfunction on "american idol," and how she was able to get patched up. and kendrick lamar
♪ a dash cam captures a plane crash just feet away from a fast food drive through. you see it there, look again. the single engine plane soared in front of a sonic in colorado springs. it missed a bunch of homes before flipping over a guardrail and small bridge. the people aboard are said to be okay. the faa is looking into the crash but also it missed many vehicles there on that roadway as well. and the mayor of cambridge, massachusetts is calling a new video showing the arrest of a black harvard student disturbing. the student is naked on a traffic island surrounded by police. >> after the student is taken to the ground there, an officer is seen punching the man. police say the man resisted arrest and was struck in order to be brought under control. an internal police investigation is now under way into this latest incident. and the ceo of starbucks is on a damage control temperature after that arrest of two black men in a philadelphia store. >> we're also hearing more about
the staff at that starbucks. linsey davis is in philadelphia with more. >> reporter: protests shut down this starbucks in philadelphia. the outrage comes after this now-viral video of two black men escorted out of the starbucks in handcuffs. >> what did they do? >> they didn't do anything. i saw the entire thing. >> reporter: police say the men were sitting at a table but had not made a purchase. when asked to leave they refused. that's when the manager called 911, reporting the incident as trespassing. this man says they are real estate agents just waiting to meet with him. >> i sat in there the other day for an hour, no one asked me to order anything or leave. >> reporter: the police commissioner says his officers did nothing wrong. >> we had warnings to leave, suggesting that there wasn't a rush to judgment. >> reporter: that starbucks manager is no longer on the job. the ceo of starbucks is calling the incident reprehensible.
>> there's training we are going to do with our store managers, training around unconscious bias. what happened to those two gentlemen was wrong. >> reporter: the ceo also expressed it was important to him to sit down with both men face-to-face to apologize. linsey davis, abc news, philadelphia. >> thanks to lindsey there. and now to one of the most influential storytellers of the black american experience receiving a pulitzer prize. >> kendrick lamar. he's just become the non-classical or jazz performer to receive the privilege. for music. ♪ ♪ got to keep it on a high note ♪ >> great video there, so the pulitzer committee has praised his 2017 album, "damn", saying
it offers vignettes collecting the complexity of modern african-american life. i thought it was just good. >> a lot of people say the native was snubbed at the grammys when he lost to bruno mars for album and record of the year, so this gets him a little something extra. >> like beyonce's "lemonade" for a pulitzer now? >> maybe. when we come back, the gravity-defying moments on "american idol." and the abc newsman having the most fun in the bedroom. jack, is it you? >> no. >> "the skinny" is next. in the bedroom. jack, is it you? i did mom. wanna try it? yes. it intensely moisturizes your hair and scalp and keeps you flake free. manolo? look at my soft hair. i should be in the shot now too. try head and shoulders two in one.
>> this episode of "idol" was amazing. we had some superstar duets with country singer the kim and pop powerhouse rachel platten. allen stone. >> really? o, say can -- what's my line? >> she redeemed herself, i hope. >> she did. last night she came in strong, really helping out some of those "idol" hopefuls last night. >> oh. >> looks like katy needed a little help. >> wigs were not the only thing flying, her whole outfit almost came off. >> we're not complaining, are we? >> she didn't handle it very well, though. she's spinning around. the whole audience is getting a view.
>> i think she figures, rather than feel like she has to be embarrassed about it, she might as well feel like she's in on the joke. >> own it. it's not destiny's child, but it is the most bootilicious. that idol has ever been. stage manager was nearby to help fix the rip with some tape. >> would you help me out? >> she just ran away. she's not like, not again. >> so bootilicious a beyonce reference for you, but how about this for you, a performance i think you might appreciate, diane, take a look. ♪ >> so of course defying gravity, from "wicked" on broadway. >> they sound great. >> that was lea michelle. >> i think they could have done
more with the outfits. >> i agree. i think they also could have gone a little greener witch. >> this is how you dress to sing "defying gravity." >> this is how diane wakes up. natural state of being. >> i was running late this day. >> so ada is through. i put you through, too, diane. the other partner, journey. and she belted "i'll run to you." and it blew me away. >> i like her. ♪ i run to you ♪ run to you >> oh. >> yeah. >> like a diva. >> that gave me goose bumps. >> so both journey and ada are through to the top 14, and i'm happy to report that my favorite from sunday, maddie poppy will join them. which means my curse might be broken.
my faves are moving along. marcio is joining them. he killed his duet with alan stone. garrett, our pal with the questionable dance moves, and country guy caleb, who had a pretty good night on top of making it to the top 14. take a look at this. >> he got a little smooch. he turns all kinds of red. it was amazing. but next week we finally start to get voting. >> can lea michelle come back again? >> she was so good. >> since we brought back "american idol" from fox, why don't we just bring back "glee." >> it might be time for a reboot.
♪ ♪ is it getting hot in here? or is it just tv 3 after a certain anchorman has been here. >> it is steamy. >> abc news chief anchor, george stephanopoulos. there may be other names and titles we could give him. so he covers a lot of politics, but also he's taking care of business in the bedroom. >> do we really have to talk about this? >> it's not even sweeps. >> in her new book, george's wife, comedian ali wentworth says that the state of their marriage is very strong and she feels left out when friends talk about their marriages. she says the absolute lowest moment for me is when the time arrives for the fateful question, how often do you and your husband have sex? i have lost friends with these questions. the women gasp and scream like i have confessed that i shot my dog.
one always slams her fist on the table. a woman's wineglass once smashed in her hand. i'm sorry. we're hot for each other, jesus! >> congratulations george. >> never going to be able to look at george the same way. >> nice to hear about the happy couple. good for them. round of applause in the studio for you. and khloe kardashian is finally revealing her baby girl's name. >> their relationship is strong, too. so is his and other girls'. her name is true. >> what's true? >> true. >> what? >> the name is true. true thompson. >> oh, her actual name is true thompson. >> yes. true. >> so khloe shared the news on instagram, writing our little girl true thompson has stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with love. she is named after her great-grandfather.
and looking at the relationship goal, it's your insecurity guard here. recently got an instagram account. and the world is grateful. >> not only are there hilarious pictures of sheeran. check out the captions. bae took me away on a the get away. when bae takes you shopping. sheeran is already calling him the champion of insta. he has nearly 300,000 followers in under two weeks. >> not bad. shopping with bae, i like it. >> i wonder how many people wonder if they're actually a couple. shopping with bae.
making news in america this morning, mystery client revealed. fox news host sean hannity named as michael cohen's third client. this morning, hannity speaking out. >> let me set the record straight. here's the truth. >> explaining his relationship with the president's attorney as a decision is made about the files seized during the raid of cohen's office. breaking overnight word president trump has intervened to stop economic punishments on russia for the syria chemical attack even though his u.n. ambassador already announced them. the conflicting messages from the white house and this morning, the new alert about russian hackers trying to spy on americans using internet routers. campus killing. a student taken into custody after the gruesome stabbing of a freshman inside a college dorm in central new york.