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michigan police are using a close call on an icy road to warn drivers. close call. look at that. as it drifts into the middle of the road, a tractor trailer just misses slamming into the truck. that driver is okay. turning now to a deepening mystery at a california racetrack. >> so far 21 horses have died at the world-famous santa anita racetrack with no clear explanation why. here's marci gonzalez. >> away they go. >> reporter: the world-renowned racetrack in southern california closed indefinitely after 21 horses die here in just more than two months. santa anita featured in several well-known films including "sea biscuit," and said to host the breeders cup world championship
this fall, shutter as officials try to figure out what's causing devastating fractures and at least one heart attack as these thoroughbreds train and compete. >> we send them out there thinking something bad is going to happen, and it's stressful. >> reporter: santa anita was initially shut down for two days last week because of concerns the deaths could have been linked to the quality of the track. >> we're looking at everything. >> reporter: that main track was deemed safe and re-opened, then two more horses died, the most recent a 4-year-old philly injured during train tuesday then euthanized. saying the safety, health and welfare of the horses and jockeys is our top priority. further testing will confirm the soundness of the track. the decision to close is the
right thing to do at this time. he would not speculate on when races would resume there, and protesters are calling on law enforcement to investigate the deaths. kenneth and janai, back to you. >> our thanks to marci there. now to a story raising legal and moral questions in utah. >> michael and angie lee are newlyweds, and they are also first cousins. their marriage is not legal in their home state of utah, and they crossed the border to colorado to tie the knot there. both say they have been in love since they were young and they don't think it's right utah won't recognize their marriage. >> it's something where i always felt very -- like wasn't fair. why did the person i want to be with the most, and the most attraction to, the most natural feelings for, why did you have to be my cousin? >> we're just going to go for it and who cares what our family thinks. >> first cousins can marry in utah if they are 65 or are 55 and show proof they are infertile. the lee's have started a petition to try to change the law. coming up, why we can't get
enough of alex trebek. >> we are dialing the clock back 27 years to when "jeopardy" was still a relatively new phenomenon. you are watching "world news now." you are watching "world news now." it has three times the cleaning power of the leading spray to dissolve kitchen grease on contact. and it's great for bathrooms! just keep pumping the power nozzle to release a continuous burst of mist and make quick work of big jobs. it even works on stainless steel. it cuts through 100% of dirt, grease and grime. available with easy-to-swap refills. to get three times the cleaning power, try new clean freak from mr. clean.
♪ nothing makes you feel like an einstein faster than that iconic theme song, and the final "jeopardy" music gives me the hives. i get nervous when i hear it. >> i got three answers in a row, and i was like, i'm a genius. >> was it kids "jeopardy"? >> no. this morning as so many fans are wishing alex trebek the best in his battle with pancreatic cancer, we are dialing it back to may, 1992, when a much younger alex trebek sat down with abc's mike snyder. >> for those of you that think geography is about maps and capitals, consider the question in yes'd national geography bee.
>> many coastal countries have established so-called eezs, and areas where which country's have sovereign rights. what do these initials, eez, stand for? the correct response is exclusive economic zone. congratulations, you are the 1992 national geography jeopardy champion. >> alex trebek, the long-standing host of "jeopardy." that program is an amazing program. it has not only survived for years, it has thrived. what do you think the secret is? >> maybe you will get merve to talk about that later on. i think because it really involves the viewers. you can't just sit as a spectator and watch "jeopardy," and the same holds true for "wheel of fortune." you want to participate. you will sit on the edge of your seat. with wheel, you think these dumb contestants, they can't figure out this puzzle.
then on "jeopardy", you think, those contestants are really sharp. but i knew that, too. >> for those of us in the news business, we love to watch it as well. you, by the way, got quite an honor. you were elected into the education board -- >> yes, what we talked about the meeting in the afternoon was how can we improve the bee itself, and get minorities and young girls involved. they seem to be intimidated by competition. that's changing. we are getting more young girls applying each year. we are encouraged by that. idare an inspiration. congratulations and good luck to you. >> alex trebek such a staple for so many years, and as they were saying, kids are the inspiration. no, it wasn't kids "jeopardy" that i got the answers right on. he's so shady. >> again, we are all rooting for alex trebek, the smartest man in america. >> so many people saying if
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♪ it's time for "this happened." i bet you probably never have seen somebody do this, tearing up license plates. look at this. >> whoa. whoa. >> look how incredibly strong that man is. those are license plates that are made out -- made out of what? aluminum? >> it's in the state of new york, too, isn't it? >> just tearing them up. he is a weightlifting champion, now has a guinness world record for tearing 23 license plates in half. his hands were so torn up after that, i bet. he did it to -- >> >> throw that one away. he's like, no, can't get that one. >> -- for a good cause. >> there's a good cause before it, and it's illegal in the state of new york to possess unregistered license plates.
maybe he's helping out. >> he's helping out. it's for a good cause, definitely. this is also for a good cause. the elderly cat helping out a deer, welcoming him to the neighborhood. ty, who is 20 years old -- >> 20 years? >> yeah. ty has been a little ill so he is house bound right now. >> they just made friends. >> but, look, he looked out of the window there in his new brunswick home. he saw the deer, and the deer is playing back and they're having a great time. >> that's cute. >> yeah. >> also to more animal fun. "this happened," posted on twitter, a goat riding a horse. >> of course. >> i was going to say it. >> what a baaad joke. >> that's super, super cute. >> yeah. >> also cute when a couple dogs wrestle, especially when they're not the same size. >> yeah. you have that little one.
>> you have luke, who is the bigger dog, an 8-month-old great pyrenees, the definition of a gentle giant. >> he certainly is. >> you have king, dog. he loves to accessorize. >> great friends. >> this is their version of wrestling, playing together and being all cute and having a good time in connecticut. >> so precious. >> i love it. >> yeah, we had great animal videos for you. >> that's all we got for "this happened." >> yeah. i think we still got some time, though. we've still got some time. we have about 30 seconds. what are we going to do? >> we should have had another "this happened" clip? >> i guess we should of. should we harmonize something? what should we do to fill this time? >> this is what happens when you give us all this extra time. >> don't chat too much, don't chat too much. we're running out of time. look at us, all this time.
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this morning on "world news now," "jeopardy" host alex trebek says he's battling cancer. >> people around the world are rallying behind trebek who is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. we have new reaction from supporters, plus "a closer look" at the risk factors for the disease and hope for a cure. and then arrested again. r. kelly had an emotional interview and said he was fighting for his life. hear how much kelly has to pay to get out of jail. happening right now, the new weather threat. more rain in california after record setting rainfall in l.a. plus the arctic temperatures hanging on from the midwest to the northeast. accuats yourorast. itayead the fine print, literally. pull out that magnifying glass. one woman got a big payday for reading the tiny terms. it's friday eve, thursday, march
7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy thursday, everyone. good morning and thank you for joining us. we, of course, have a lot to get to and we are starting on such a somber note, the news about alex trebek that is just making waves around the country, around the world, really. >> and the beloved 78-year-old alex trebek is beginning his fight against an advanced form of pancreatic cancer, and a past number of contestants and champions have been posting well wishes to trebek on twitter. >> most of them saying, if anyone can beat the odds, it's alex trebek. abc's tom llamas has more. >> hi, everyone. i have news to share with all of you and it's in keeping with my long-time policy of being open and transparent with our "jeopardy" fan base. >> reporter: stunning news from one of the biggest names in television, "jeopardy" host alex trebek announcing he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
on social media the 78-year-old posting this message to fans. >> now, just like 50,000 other people in the united states each year, this week i was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but i'm going to fight this and i'm going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also i plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. >> reporter: just two weeks ago trebek was on the road promoting the 35th season of the show, and this is the second medical scare in as many years. last year trebek took time off the show after a serious fall that required brain surgery, and then he bounced back at the helm of "jeopardy," just like he has been since 1984. >> welcome to america's favorite question and answer game, "jeopardy."
>> reporter: hosting around 8,000 episodes, a record. pancreatic cancer has taken the lives of apple ceo steve jobs, actor patrick swayze and michael landon and aretha franklin, but trebek saying, tonight, he's ready to fight this. >> truth told, i have to. because under the terms of my contract, i have to host "jeopardy" for three more years. so help me. keep the faith and we'll win. we'll get it done. >> reporter: friends, family and colleagues are already showing support. "wheel of fortune host" pat sajak posting this on twitter, there's nobody more stronger or determined and i would never bet against him. we and the entire country are pulling for you, alex and we are. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> we are definitely pulling for him. i think about his legacy, so far 35 years hosting "jeopardy," so for many in this country -- >> it is all we know. >> that's all we know. especially around that 7:00
hour. "wheel of fortune," well, "jeopardy," then "wheel of fortune" and we feel like we know him. trebek and i always missed him for the promotional videos and he took pictures and everyone said the same thing, the nicest guy in the world so we are all rooting for alex trebek. >> we are. that touch of humor in that video message -- i saw him in times square last week, and it's one of those times and sometimes celebrities walk around and you are like, hey. >> among those releasing statements to support trebek is disney ceo, he says our hearts go out to you alex trebek, a member of our disney abc family for so long. >> we admire your courage and determination, and in the words of winston churchill, never, never, never, never, give up. pancreatic cancer is a rare and
aggressive type of cancer, and it's one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose because it moves so rapidly before you know it. >> the majority of cases are diagnosed when its already spread. our chief medical editor, jennifer explains some of the risk factors to watch for. >> there's no screening test for pancreatic cancer because it's a relatively uncommon cancer but there are risk factors that we know about that people can take steps to reduce, diabetes, obesity, smoking family history certain genetic mutations increase the risk. there is reason for hope. there are a thousand clinical trials for pancreatic cancer in this country and showing progress. >> pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death and is often not caught until it's at a late stage. we will have more about alex trebek later in this half hour. but, for now, we turn to former trump fixer, michael cohen who turned over new documents to congress after another closed door session on capitol hill. >> he submitted the documents in
an effort to back up his claim that his previous false statement was edited by one of president trump's current attorneys. sources tell abc news after the fbi raided cohen's home and law office, he was approached by lawyers claiming to have ties to the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, and they allegedly tried to keep cohen from flipping. president trump says he would be disappointed in kim jong-un if it's true they are rebuilding a key missile site. satellite images show cranes, vehicles and supplies next to a long-range rocket launch site that was dismantled last year in a show of good will. it has been a week since the summit in hanoi ended without a deal. the president said we'll see what happens. back here at home, general motors is shutting down its plant near youngstown, ohio and eliminating the jobs of 1,700 workers. those unemployed workers say they hope gm can find a way to open the plant that's been operating 52 years. the plant shutdown is the first of five that gm plans by early
next year as part of a major reorganization. celebrity chef mario batali is no longer in the restaurant business. he severed all ties with his business with a long-time business partner that created batali's restaurant. the move comes more than a year after several women accused batali of sexual harassment and assault. no charges have been filed. good news here. the last seven people listed missing have been found alive. that keeps the number dead at 23, including ten from one family. the governor has ordered flags flown at half staff until sunday. now to the weather and another late winter storm is rolling across the nation. it's brought localized flooding and lightning displays to southern california. >> and downtown l.a. got an inch of rain yesterday. that broke the previous record
for the day, which was set in 1884. let's t foow fro accuweather's paul williams. >> good morning, janai, kenneth. more wet weather along the northwest coast with know? idaho. then, from boise south, we are looking for an icy mix that will reach into central nevada into utah. heavy showers throughout california with the threat of flooding and looking for serious snow in the sierra nevadas. we're expecting it to stay snowy in the center part of the country through illinois and indiana, and all kinds of cold sticking around in the northeast. kenneth, janai. >> thanks to paul. reading the fine print paid off pretty big for a georgia high school teacher. >> she is a customer of square mount insurance, which began a contest, hiding instructions in the fine print. it's a travel policy. we all know we don't read that stuff. >> never. >> but she did. the instructions, how to win $10,000. she describes herself as a nerd, sniffed it out about 24 hours
after the contest started. she found the section titled, pays to read, e-mailed the company and claimed the cash. >> amazing. she majored in consumer economics. she is always consumer aware. she reads the hippa document she gives you at the doctors office. all those small words. >> she found the wrong way. they found the wrong one. she read the fine print. she said when she's making tests for her students, she would hide the bonus question also in the instructions to see if they read the whole thing because they say you got to read everything on the test when the teacher would fake you out and forget to put your name on the top. good for her. read the fine print, people. >> yep. coming up later in "the mix", the police department that just got a tesla for a patrol car. first, r. kelly behind bars this morning, and the two women that live with him are now coming to his defense. you are watching "world news now." you are watching "world news now."
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caught on camera. look at this video here from ft. bend county, texas. a man working on a traffic signal in a bucket and hit by a box truck. the man was sent flying upside down and dangled from his safety harness before being lowered to safety. >> very scary video there. turning to the sexual abuse case of r. kelly. >> the r & b star is back behind bars this morning. this mug shot just hours ago after his interview where he tearfully denied the allegations of sexual abuse. here is abc's alex perez. >> reporter: embattled r & b singer, r. kelly back in custody after failing to pay $161,000 in child support. kelly already charged with ten counts of criminal sexual abuse, and three of the alleged victims minors. >> this is not about music! >> reporter: his arrest comes hours after an explosive interview on cbs where he denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.
>> you have ever had sex with anyone under the age of 17? >> no. >> never? >> no. i have been assassinated. i have been buried alive, but i'm alive. >> reporter: kelly firing back for the first time he was charged in the wake of the docu series, painting the picture of an abusive man who holds women captive. >> you never held -- >> with all i have been through in my way, way past to hold somebody -- let alone, four, five, six, 50, you said, how stupid would i be to do that. >> i didn't say you were holding -- >> that's stupid, guys. is this camera on me? >> yes. >> that's stupid. use your common sense. >> reporter: the singer growing agitated, looking directly into the camera. >> i didn't do this stuff. this is not me. i'm fighting for my [ bleep ] life.
you're killing me with this. [ bleep ] [ bleep ] >> robert? >> 30 years of my career, and you're trying to kill me. you're killing me, man. >> reporter: kelly's publicist, stepping in and putting his hand on him and pausing the interview. >> that doesn't make sense. why would i hole all these women? >> reporter: as for the two women that live with kelly, a 21-year-old and 23-year-old. their parents believe kelly brainwashed them as teenagers. this is the moment their parents tried to get their daughter's attention. the families say they tried to reach their daughters for years. kelly now claiming those parents were just out for money and opportunities for their daughters. >> what is your relationship with them? >> i love them and it's almost -- it's like, they are my girlfriends, it's like, we have a relationship and it's real. >> the two women defending kelly in a new interview.
>> you don't know the truth. you guys, [ bleep ] insane. this is all [ bleep ] lies for money. if you can't see that, you are ignorant and stupid. >> joycelyn's parents calling kelly's claims horrific, sending their daughter who lives with kelly this message. >> if you are seeing this message, please know i love you, i'm your mother and love you dearly. >> reporter: a half hour later, joycelyn calling her family. >> i'm happy where i'm at. i told you a million, million times i'm at and i'm happy. >> how do we know you are happy if we don't hear for you in two years? >> i have to go now. >> i love you joycelyn. >> reporter: the judge ordered kelly be held until he pays the full $161,000 in back child support that he owes. kelly's team says they hope to have that money by next alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> we cannot show you that
interview without commenting on how professional gayle was during that whole thing. ng t master class in doi job. >> absolutely. coming up, the police stand off outside a home in colorado. several police officers on the scene questioning a man that turned out to be the home's owner picking up trash in his own yard. first, as alex trebek opens up about his battle with cancer, we are opening up the archives and remembering some of trebek's funniest moments on tv. that's next on "world news now." up the archives and remembering some of trebek's funniest moments on tv. that's next on "world news now." d by dentists, with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's gentle rounded brush head removes more plaque along the gum line. for cleaner teeth and healthier gums. and unlike sonicare, oral-b is the first electric toothbrush brand accepted by the ada for its effectiveness and safety. what an amazing clean! i'll only use an oral-b! oral-b. brush like a pro.
truth told, i have to because under the terms of my contract i have to host "jeopardy" for three more years, so help me. keep the faith and we'll win. we'll get it done. >> that's alex trebek finding a bit of humor as he tells fans about his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. >> he said he will fight this and keep the questions coming on "jeopardy." joining us now, will ganss, and we are all fighting for the label of biggest fan of alex trebek. we all want to be called that this morning. >> yeah, i know.
everyone's a fan, that's the truth of the matter. it's no wonder alex trebek received the outpouring of support that he has. in fact his name is still one of the top trends on twitter this morning. he hosted "jeopardy" for 35 years, and has given us two and a half hours, per week, of incredible television and also has given us prime time tv's best moments. first up, how about the time of alex trebek reminded us drake is not the only canadian rapper with wisdom. >> public enemy, you go ooh and ahh when i jump in my car. people treat me like this l.a. fame hall of fame center. mary? >> who is kareem jabbar -- >> yeah, i don't know why that's making you laugh so much. you have done well in double jeopardy. >> he unwrapped that category. how about the time he unbuttoned more than just his persona? in 2005 trebek entered the tournament of champions, leaving ken jennings and company asking
only one question, where are alex's pants? the host explaining the goal was to ease tensions between those champs and he sure did. then, he and pat sajak switched. in honor of april fools' day in 1997, the crowd going wild when he walked out. or the time he shaved the moustache and brought it back. one of the best gifts has to be will ferrell's "snl" impression. >> we have a real barn burner on our hands. in the lead, we have kathie lee gif ford. a first time player. >> who you calling a player, g. what's that mean, grandpa? frank, you have a new nickname. it's "g." >> i do have negative $22,400. >> of course that humor important to will ferrell's impression as it is important to the real man himself. >> he will face this with a sense of humor.
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time for "the mix." what are you having for breakfast this morning? put away the eggs, the hot meal, the pancakes because it's national cereal day! >> yeah. we're all very excited. >> it's national cereal day and we have the top five cereals for you. starting number five, my favorite, cinnamon toast crunch but i liked it more when it was not as healthy, back in the '90s. then they made it all wheat and ythi else,ealthier forthe honey bunches of os, and frosted flakes, and honey nut cheerios. number one. cheerios. >> what? >> yes. $45 million. boxes sold, 139 million.
>> cheerios? >> apparently this was a study done with 200, not 200, 2,000 people surveyed. >> they have to be heart conscious. that's why they chose cheerios. >> they are over the age of 55. the kids would have picked something more sugary. >> fruity pebbles, captain crunch. >> enjoy your cereal this morning to celebrate national cereal day. >> why don't you enjoy some? >> what? >> why don't you enjoy some? >> jack! >> are you serious? >> we don't have almond milk. >> eat some. >> we don't have almond milk. >> that's all right. we do have wine -- >> when did kendis come back? >> yesterday, will had on the knight man mask. >> oh, right. >> wine. the official time for people to start drinking wine is about 6:59 p.m. that's when the 2,000 people surveyed said they like to open that bottle.
>> i got my stories confused, that's the 2,000 people. >> saturday evening is a preferred day of the week to be sipping on wine. the place they like to drink wine the most is not at dinner or out with friends, it's on the couch. on the couch. i'm for it. >> what's happening at 6:59 p.m. >> in a lot of markets, it's "jeopardy." >> that's right. but people would have just watched the evening news as well. >> and they are, like, open up the wine. >> yeah. >> jack, jack. >> so in fremont, california, the police are about to be riding in style, at least one officer will get a chance, because they have a tesla that they are now showing off. all electric. tesla made its debut today as one of the fleet of patrol cars. looking nice there. >> all right. and a moose on a carport in
>> i was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. >> this morning on "world news now," tv legend alex trebek going public with his health crisis. he's battling an aggressive form of cancer but there's a growing show of support for the "jeopardy" host. another shocking revelation this morning, this time by a senator who was a decorated fighter pilot. martha mcsally said she was sexually assaulted while serving our country. hear why she stayed quiet about it. new this half hour, outrage is growing over an intense confrontation caught on camera. >> police officers surrounding a black man who was picking up garbage on his own property, telling them it was a bucket he was holding, not a weapon. the city is now taking action. and the "american idol" auditions resume. one contestant already has been declared the winner and another brought lionel richie to tears.
you might cry too on this thursday, march 7th. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you. we begin with all the support being offered to "jeopardy" host, alex trebek. it started right after the 78-year-old game show veteran announced he's now battling advanced pancreatic cancer. >> he's battled health issues before, he's had two heart attacks, a knee replacement, blood clot on his brain. he is tough. marci gonzalez has more. >> reporter: he has guided contestants and fans through countless questions -- >> jordan? >> what is halo? >> what is destiny. >> reporter: and answers for more than 35 years as the host of "jeopardy." ♪ now he's sharing his own personal uncertainty.
diagnosed this week with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. >> normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging. but i'm going to fight this. >> reporter: the 78-year-old posting this video to youtube in the straight forward tone with a touch of humor fans have grown to adore. >> i plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. truth told, i have to because under the terms of my contract i have to host "jeopardy" for three more years. >> reporter: the last major medical issue for the six-time emmy winner was in 2016 when he took a leave of absence from "jeopardy" to recover from brain surgery. >> i had a slight medical problem, sub dural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall i endured about two months ago. shakespeare. >> reporter: he then returned to the show he plans to continue
hosting through this new health battle, asking his ever devoted fan base to pray. >> so help me, keep the faith and we'll win, we'll get it done. thank you. >> reporter: marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> we like to think of trebek as our national treasure, but he also belongs to canada. among those offering support for trebek over twitter, canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. >> he says keep fighting, we're rooting for you. trebek was born in canada, and he became a u.s. citizen in 1998 so absolutely a national treasure. pancreatic cancer is a rare and aggressive type of cancer. it is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. >> a majority of cases are diagnosed when there's no screening tests for it. >> but there are risk factors, that we know about, diabetes, obesity, smoking, family history and certain genetic musicians all increase the risk. there are currently hundreds of clinical trials under way for the disease and many are showing promise. and turning to other news, democrats say michael cohen was fully cooperative during an additional eight hours of
closed door testimony in washington. >> cohen shared another batch of documents with lawmakers, fbi raid last year cohen was approached by two lawyers that tried to keep him from flipping on president trump. abc's pierre thomas has the details. >> reporter: michael cohen back on capitol hill, behind closed doors with the house intelligence committee. president's former fixer, now his sworn enemy. sources tell abc news shortly after the fbi raided his office and home cohen was contacted by two attorneys that had ties to rudy guiliani, president trump's personal lawyer. sources say those attorneys wanted to encourage cohen not to abandon the president, and at the time the president was publicly sympathetic to cohen. >> they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys. it's a disgraceful situation. >> reporter: before congress last week, cohen said he could not talk about the communications he had with the president or his team after the raid.
>> unfortunately, this topic is something that is being investigated right now by the southern district of new york and i have been asked by them not to discuss or talk about the issues. >> reporter: cohen told congress the president expected him to lie about a moscow trump tower project. >> you need to know mr. trump's personal lawyers reviewed and edited my statement to congress about the timing of the moscow trump tower negotiations before i gave it. >> reporter: the president's attorneys flatly deny it. and abc news learned cohen provided congress documents including e-mails, which he claims will show the edits made to his false statement. he said he will talk to congress as long as they have questions. >> i will continue to cooperate to the fullest extent of my capabilities. thank you for being here. >> reporter: as for those attorneys that sources say are to find out if anybody tried to influence cohen after those raids. pierre thomas, abc news, washington.
>> thanks to pierre. he's there on the case in washington. former trump campaign chairman, paul manafort, will be sentenced today for tax and bank fraud. manafort, who turned 70, is facing up to 24 years in prison. the plea deal to cooperate with special counsel mueller's team collapsed after he repeatedly lied to prosecutors. a stunning revelation on capitol hill. senator martha mcsally saying she was raped by a superior in the military. the arizona republican shared her story during a hearing on sexual assault in the military and explained why she suffered in silence instead of coming forward. >> i am also a military sexual assault survivor, but unlike so many brave survivors i didn't report being sexually assaulted. i didn't trust the system. i blamed myself. i was ashamed and confused. i thought i was strong but felt
powerless. the perpetrators abuse positions of power in profound ways, and in one case i was preyed upon and raped by a superior officer. >> mcsally said when she finally spoke out years later she was horrified by how it was handled and felt like the system was victimizing her all over again. the air force says they are appalled and deeply sad for what mcsally experienced and committed to eliminating this behavior. >> courageous and brave of her for speaking out, no matter how long it took. now to a couple of guilty pleas stemming from the gofundme scam near philadelphia. the feel-good story of a homeless vet that helped a woman that ran out of gas and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars but it was a lie. the vet pleaded guilty to a federal money laundering charge, he faces more than two years in prison. and the woman in the scheme pleaded guilty to wire fraud. she could spend nearly three years behind bars. both of them along with her former boyfriend still face state charges.
newly released videos shows the final moments before the deadly crash of an amazon cargo plane outside houston. the boeing 767 crashed lath month killing the three people on board. investigators, federal investigators, say the cockpit voice recorder indicates they lost control 18 seconds before impact. another day, another headline about brick and mortar stores closing. this time, it's dollar tree saying they are closing about 400 family dollar stores this year and renaming about 200 others. they say stores are struggling trying to compete with chains like walmart. it's also considering charging more than $1 for some items and asking landlords to reduce rent at some locations. for those who say they don't chur, california parish s found a solution. >> yesterday was ash wednesday, and to mark the start of the lent, many christmas -- many christians, that is, i'm fast-forwarding to christmas, >> you are. >> ready for christmas, apparently.
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a tesla driver may have been too relaxed on the road. video shows what appears to be a man asleep at the wheel while the car was on auto pilot. it happened on a busy l.a. highway, and the person that shot the video said they were moving at 75 miles per hour, and tesla says the car kept moving because the man's hands were on the steering wheel.
>> so much danger on the road right there -- >> i know, i know. >> -- including the person that shot the video. and the hunt for a domestic violence suspect in ohio came to an unusual end. >> police searching the basement of a house found the man balled up in a dryer. he climbed out on his own. he was taken into custody without incident. a tense police confrontation outside a home in colorado. >> several police officers surrounded a man that turned out to be picking up litter on his own property. here's abc's will carr. >> reporter: the boulder police department is facing a storm of criticism after this video shows officers confronting a black man picking up trash in his own yard. >> you have weapons and have protection, and i'm over here picking up trash on my property. >> reporter: holding a bucket and a tool used to pick up trash. >> i don't have a weapon! this is a bucket! >> reporter: the college student questioned why a patrol officer stopped and asked him if he was allowed to be there.
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♪ skinny, just give me the ♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ >> time for "the skinny" starting with a jam-packed night of auditions on "american idol." >> let's get to it with our "world news now" "american idol" analyst, will ganss. >> here i am, ready to go. right before we came back from break you asked, are you excited? good morning to y'all. last night's episode of idol was so full of talent, it had the judges say they didn't need to keep looking for talent, call the whole thing off. of course they will keep
looking. but it's a singer from california that set the bar at an all-time high. ♪ try to be the one you love ♪ i'm feelin'sort of like a burden ♪ ♪ i feel like my -- >> that audition earning a standing "o" from all three judges, luke saying he was in the presence of greatness and lionel saying it was the best audition ever, y'all. >> super. >> yeah. but this episode had the judges doing a whole lot more than applauding the contestants. katy and the boys bringing the weird to a whole new level last night. take a look. >> two, three. that ain't no push up. [ speaking spanish ] ♪ >> yeah! i only had nine hours of sleep. i need ten, at least.
>> happy birthday! >> ten hours of sleep? >> right. i was like, oh, my gosh. >> i wish. never a dull moment with katy and luke, but the moment of the episode, you guys, is the audition that brought lionel to tears. shea was a 17-year-old student from virginia that lost her vision last year after health complications. here's her cover of "rise up." ♪ i rise up ♪ ♪ i'll rise up like the day ♪ i'll rise up i'll rise unafraid ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ and i'll do it a thousand times again ♪ ♪ and i rise up ♪ out like the waves ♪ i rise up in spite of the ache ♪ ♪ i rise up ♪ and i do it a thousand >> so incredible. it's just everything. "idol" is back sunday night at 8:00, 7:00 central.
>> i do have goose bumps. >> amazing. incredible voice there. >> she's so good. >> thank you, will. appreciate it. >> of course. next to that, now the infamous fence jump by "bachelor" colton. >> after finally teasing it for weeks -- >> weeks. >> it finally happened monday night after he was brushed off by cassie. >> the fences jump turned into a meme. >> of course it has. >> and two nfl teams getting in on the fun. dallas cowboys tweeted this saying, colton, take notes. >> a former tight end said where were you when i was trying to make the roster. >> hilarious. the buffalo bills also got in on the act with this photo captioned, he just jumped the fence, screaming emoji. >> colton commented, this is the most action i've gotten from the nfl, i need my sports agent back. he probably wouldn't be on "the bachelor" if his sports career would have taken off. >> we're going to move on. next, what appears to have been an embarrassing slip of the tongue by president trump.
>> he was hosting leaders when he praised apple ceo tim cook, except he didn't call him by that name. >> i used to say, tim, you got to start doing it over here, and you really have, you put a big investment in our country, and we appreciate it very much tim apple, but we're opening it up. we have to -- >> you're in the ballpark, tim apple. he's got the company. in the president's defense, he referred to cook by his proper name several times before that apparently slip-up. >> it doesn't make that slip-up any less good. it's not the first time president trump has referred to a ceo by their company name. last year he referred to marilyn lockheed, rather than marilyn houston. that was good. >> yeah, janai abc. janai disney. >> yes, call me janai disney. >> yes. >> yes. man, i wish we could see that again. and because he's sitting right
♪ it's your lucky day. we're back with our "skinny" bonus round starting with a trip down to havana-na-na-na >> can i say this? >> >> was that in key? i don't know. >> stop it. >> the hometown anthem has been named the best selling digital single worldwide for 2018. >> even though it's march, we are just getting this to you. the photographic industry takes time. it's said cabello's "havana" has been streamed 2.6 billion times, the equivalent of 19 million copies sold. >> there you go. next, don't mess with demi lovato, sharing a video of the
moment she socked her boxing trainer right in the mouth and knocked out one of his front teeth. >> lovato captured this post, holy blank. i knocked his tooth out during training this morning. while he was wearing a mouthpiece. haha, sorry, not sorry. >> he was just doing this. >> he joked they superglued his tooth back in place. you said that was your jam of 2017. sorry not sorry. >> not sorry. >> bingo! >> there you go! >> next, big news for fans of '90s sitcom, "mad about you." >> paul riser and helen hunt are set to reprise their roles of paul and jamie in what is being billed as a limited series. >> the show ran from 1992 to 1999, earning an emmy for years in a row.
>> had the reboot they explore modern marriage and empty nesters. it's airing later this year. >> "rugrats" are going to come back -- i am just thinking of all old shows coming back. ♪ >> getting people's hopes up. >> there are so many old shows back. "friends," that's next. >> and perhaps the most unlikely guy that busts a dance move -- >> this video posted from a dance studio in jacksonville, florida shows mike allen court stealing the show. you can see why, as he danced to "wow," because wow. >> that's what we are saying, right, wow? that video has been viewed more than 2 million times, and malone himself, look at it. pat it. pat it. hit it. >> he's so good. >> i can do that. >> no, no you can't. do that little bob you were just doing.
making news in america this morning, word overnight of awe new accusation against singer r. kelly as he returns to jail this time for unpaid child support. >> fighting for my [ bleep ] life. >> his fierce denial of abuse charges coming as his girlfriends now speak out for the first time. a u.s. senator's stunning and personal revelation coming forward to say she was raped in the military. >> but unlike so many brave survivors, i didn't report the sexual assault. >> the new interview with martha mcsally. why she's telling her story now. alex trebek's cancer diagnosis. >> i'm going to fight this. >> what we know about pancreatic cancer and why it's typically found so late and the outpouring of support