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college basketball phenom zion williamson back in action last night putting on quite a show as duke faced off against syracuse in the acc quarter finals. you may recall, williamson's shoe broke apart and he hurt his knee forcing him to miss five games. nike made him a custom pair of replacement kicks where he scored 19 points, leading duke to win. nike is lucky williamson trusted him after that shoe explosion. here in new york, a beloved member of abc rern the whoopi goldberg. she had been off the air for a month involving a double healthe intervention is key, and they say if you suspect pneumonia go
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to a doctor. >> look how excited they were. >> i was watching television and i jumped up like they did. i wanted to hug the television. >> welcome back, whoopi. >> she was in the halls here at abc, and it was nice to see her so welcome back, whoopi. coming up, what you need to do if you really want to go all out this st. patrick's day. >> dance like you're irish. and our own will ganss will be here to show us how it's done. you are watching "world news now." >> yeah. now." >> yeah. show us how it's done. you are watching "world news now." well i switched to swiffer wet jet and its awesome. it's an all-in-one so it's ready to go when i am. the cleaning solution actually breaks down dirt and grime. and the pad absorbs it deep inside. so, it prevents streaks and haze better than my old mop. plus, it's safe to use on all my floors, even wood. glad i got that off my chest and the day off my floor. try wet jet with a moneyback guarantee
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♪ welcome back to "world news now." we are just two days away from st. patrick's day and already we are feeling a bit irish. >> that was horrible. if you really want to get into the spirit you will have to reach for them dancin' shoes, and that's just what our own little lucky charm, will ganss, did, heading out to the new york studio of irish.
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>> studio of irish dance. come on over, guys. all my life i believe if you are lucky enough to be irish, which i am, then you are lucky enough, but turns out you need a little more than luck to perform the perfect irish jig. take a look. ♪ >> st. patrick's day, the one time of year when everybody is irish and everybody is ready celebrate, including me. what better way to get a leg up on your st. patrick's day party than with a dance? >> you feel like you have to dance, and you stop yourself from joining it. it's just a fun thing to do and a great workout as you probably could tell. >> fun and a workout? my lucky day, in my lucky irish socks. first a warmup. which eventually warmed up. i'm already out of breath. >> it keeps you in shape and ev iyoe st it's a great cardio looking to stay in shape, it's a
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really great way to do it. >> in fact, the jigs but let's be honest. you look like a total sham rock star while you're doing it. going down the line! that was so cool! and i'm not the only one that thinks so. irish step dance, is there something about the community of it that this time of year just comes to life? >> everybody's family. you go down the street and everybody is in the colored flag or knitted sweaters, and you are like, oh, that's my grandfather even though it's not. you feel at such ease with everyone, aside from the shenanigans that might be going on. >> i don't know what you are talking about. what shenanigans? it was time for me to try at one of the irish gigs.
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but with a little luck, and some excellent teachers and fellow dancers, i got jiggy with it. the other thing i picked up on aside from the jig is that irish step dancing means a lot more than looking cool and getting in a workout. >> obviously something that is seen throughout ireland, it's from everyone from, like, the little kids to the older adult that is can join in. it's something that is ingrained in the culture. >> is there any sense of connection to history as you dance? >> absolutely. it's like it gets handed down, new dancer to new dancer to new dancer, and they have done a good job of keeping that alive. >> and at the end of the day, it's still real and it's, like, the universal language, like, you can be doing a totally different routine, but the music is what brings everyone
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together. >> happy st. patrick's day, guys. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> yeah! >> i am nothing compared to them. they are so so good. the new york studio of irish step dance will be performing all over new york city this weekend, but right now i will put you guys on the spot. put your thumbs out and close your fists and down by your side, they don't move, you go jump, kick, one, two, three, ready? >> yes. >> five, six, seven, eight, jump, kick, one, two, three, jump, kick, one, two, three, and jump, kick, one, two, three, and bow, two, three, four. >> hey! >> i did it! i did it! >> let's do it again. >> have a great st. patrick's day. >> happy st. paddy's day. be safe and have fun. >> party responsibly. >> five, six, seven, eight, jump, kick, one, two, three.
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♪ we have caught our breath and now it's time for insomniac theater. we're checking out two movies opening up at the box office this weekend. >> this morning, we start with a sci-fi thriller, starring john goodman. "captive state." it follows a young man that leads a rebellion against an alien race that invaded earth and enslaved humans. >> you have a choice to make. work for me. or wind up like your father. >> turn around! >> we don't have much time. >> also starring machine gun kelly, "captive state" is
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scoring 67% on rotten tomatoes but most critics appear to be less than thrilled. one writes this is not an over the top kick blank action movie, this is more of a '70s political thriller with sporadic heist elements. you don't seem too impressed, either. another says somewhere in here there's a much better movie but i'm darned if i can figure out where. >> first of all, i'm sighing because of the dancing we did from the last segment. also, i like the actors in this movie, including john goodman, so i think it's going to be a good one. >> you can like the actors and still -- >> no, john goodman would not do a bad movie. he's a good one. then a 3-d animated feature, "wonder park." a 10-year-old girl sles into the amusement park she spent her
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childho childhood constructing in her head. >> run for your life! >> skip it to safety. stipulate it to safety. >> what is going on here? >> they are tearing apart the park. >> we need to fight back. >> oh, no. >> seems like i backed into the middle of something. backing out. beep. beep. >> we like it. >> we do like it. lots of color and seems fun. starring an all-star cast of matthew broderick and jennifer rdner. "wonder park" scoring only a 31% splat on rotten tomatoes. the new york post critic writes, it has animals, relentless positivity and the most predictable, ever. if you pass the amusement park, skip it. >> are they thinking about it from a kids' perspective. >> they are thinking about it from an adult's perspective. >> the kids would love it. ten stars.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. mass shootings at two new zealand mosques have left multiple people dead. >> several people have been taken into custody. the prime minister calling it one of her country's darkest days. police telling residents to stay indoors and avoid any mosques in the country. new details coming in on the victims and who may be responsible. our counterterrorism expert is standing by live. developing this morning, new details about the moments after take off on the dooms boeing jet. pilots knew something was wrong almost immediately. plus the black boxes are hours away from being analyzed. republican rebellion. a dozen senators from the republican party voting to end president trump's emergency declaration on building the southern border wall. trump has a one-word answer to that. veto. we are learning more about the mega millions jackpot winner.
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she claimed her $1.5 billion earnings. why did she wait so long to come forward? hear her side of the story on this friday, march 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning. thank you for joining us. we begin on a somber note. we want to get right to the breaking news, what new zealand's prime minister is today's attacks took place on men and a woman in custody in connection to the attacks. police are also saying they difused several imp ro vised explosive devices on cars after the shootings. >> as victims were brought to hospitals, police told people to stay away from any mosques in case of further violence. one man who is taking responsibility on social media, and he said even the most remote parts of the world are not free
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of mass immigration. witnesses describe t scene. >> giving sermon. it was 1:42 and the guns started shooting. he was shooting it up. i don't know, i had not seen him because i just lie down under the bench and thinking that, oh, no, if i get up, i will get shot, so i just keeping my fingers crossed so i can be alive. i was the last guy to come out of the mosques after the shooting stopped. there were a lot of bodies. >> one of many witnesses there, and among those making a narrow escape from the attacks was the bangladesh cricket team, and they were on the bus, approaching one of the mosques when the shooting started. they fled the area on foot to the stadium where they were supposed to play tomorrow, and that match has been canceled. everyone on the team is fine.
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the lockdown of schools in christchurch has been lifted, and the investigation at the two mosques just getting under way. >> joining us for more insight is abc news consultant and former fbi consultant, steve gomez. steve, from your experience in counterterrorism what does it looks like to you with what we know so far and how unusual is this for new zealand? >> well, this looks like a typical terrorism type operation, multiple suspects, pu multiple machine guns and they have explosive devices and they went into two locations and just started shooting people. it looks like it was targeting mosques and people. it's just a matter of what was their motive? it looks like it was targeting >> steve, as they are look into why the suspects may have done this, police said a person claiming responsibility claims to be an australian citizen, and obviously australian officials will be working with authorities there in new zealand.
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what kind of cooperation will be happening between these two countries? >> i can tell you in new zealand and australia, they have quite a bit of counterterrorism expertise. i personally have attended a leadership in counterterrorism conference where there were a number of new zealanders and australians, and they do this every year, so they have the kind of capability and understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism operations. that's a good thing. they will work hand-in-hand with new zealanders with the australians and other government agencies from other countries to ensure the intelligence is going to the new zealanders who are conducting this investigation. i also want to know, i am understanding from the people i talked to, australia is active in their law enforcement operations as we speak. the individual did the manifesto and involved in the attack. >> i'm sure they are, steve. we see you are in los angeles there, a major city here in this country. other major cities across the nation are on high alert when it
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comes to mosques, we understand. that would be typical in a situation like this, and here in the u.s., you would expect mosques to also be under alert. >> absolutely. the mosques will be on alert, and law enforcement in this country and all over the world, there will be those kind of notifications. i am sure they will beef up their security. this happened in new zealand. new zealand is probably one of the most peaceful places in the world and that might be part of what their motive was and what the statement was intended to be from the suspects that they could, you know, this type of violence could touch new zealand. we'll have to wait and see what the investigation bears out. >> steve, as you said there, describing new zealand as one of the most peaceful places on the planet, and quite contrary here in the u.s., and we have seen attacks like this time and time again and often in the cases here at home, there's usually one shooter. in this finding out they have at least four people, four potentialusaken into custo.
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what does the investigation look like in that case when you are dealing with four potential suspects verses just one? >> when it's four suspects, it's a massive investigation. in their case it's going to be every law enforcement officer on deck to work the investigation. i mean, you are talking about four individuals. they have four -- almost four types of profiles they have to build on each individual and they have to look at all the associates and all of the family members and all of their locations, jobs, everything about each one of those suspects has to be investigated. people have to be interviewed. they have to figure out everything about that, and each of those individuals to try and build a full picture as to what they were doing leading up to the attack, why did they commit the attack, how did they get the weapons and were any other people supporting this attack? >> that many more avenues to have to investigate. >> steve, gomez, i know you are staying with us this morning. we are learning new details throughout the morning and throughout the late day there in
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new zealand, so we appreciate you sticking around with us and thank you for your insight there. we will have more with you in the next half hour. steve gomez there in los angeles breaking overnight, what could be a new outbreak of violence in the middle east. israel's iron dome defense system was put to work this morning, intercepting rockets fired from gaza. >> that followed israeli air strikes on terror sites in gaza. it is controlled by a palestinian militant group from hamas. those israeli strikes were in response to a suspected hamas rocket attack on tel aviv. there are chilling new details about the doomed flight that went down in ethiopia. recordings revealed the pilot requested to return to the airport almost immediately, about three minutes after take off as the aircraft accelerated to abnormal speed. that's according to a report in "the new york times." >> that report says controllers observed the boeing 737 max jet oscillating up and down by hundreds of feet. also, the plane's black boxes are now in france for examination. abc's david kerley reports.
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>> reporter: the data in this mangled flight recorder could solve the mystery, but extracting the data from those black boxes which is in paris will not start for another day. that left boeing 737 max aircraft being towed in tulsa to be parked, the jetliner grounded worldwide and hundreds of flights being canceled. the concern, says the faa, are similarities between the ethiopian crash and one less than five months ago, both jets right after take off, moving up and down erratically. in the first crash, lion air, a safety system to prevent a stall did play a role. this is a graph of the up and down movement of that lion air jet, experts zeroing in on a 20-second dip, and when compared to the ethiopian graph, another 20-second dip, and that similarity triggering the faa to ground the fleet. >> the graphs were similar on
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lion air and now ooet yop owe and we don't know exactly why. that needs to be sorted out. the only way to do that is from the data flight recorder. >> reporter: it could be solved in a matter of hours, potentially solving this mystery. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. >> thanks to david in washington. thousand to something the nation has not seen very much since president trump took office. a large group of republican senators voting against the president's wishes. >> a dozen gop lawmakers voted with democrats to block the president's emergency declaration about the southern border. a white house official is signaling the president won't forget those votes when they come asking for favors. beto o'rourke, the newest candidate in the race for president spends his first full day on the trail in iowa. hours after entering the grog democratic field, the texas congressman made his first trip to the state. he told abc's paula farris why he's running after saying he was staying out of the race in november. >> our kids and our future depends on every single one of us doing everything we can.
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for me, that's running for president. >> the iowa visit included stops at a couple coffee shops before ending the night at a house party near davenport. he picked up endorsements from four fellow house democrats. coming up, tracking the path of the so-called bomb cyclone. so far it has spawned heavy snows, flooding and tornadoes from south dakota to kentucky. where that storm is now on the move. >> we are monitoring developments out of new zealand where multiple people have been killed in an attack on two mosques in christchurch. our continuing coverage, straight ahead. remember, you can find updates on facebook, wwnfans.com, and on twitter @abcwnn. you are watching "world news now." facebook, wwnfans.com, and on twitter @abcwnn. you are watching "world news now."
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here at home we are tracking the path of the storm experts are calling a bomb cyclone. >> it spawned multiple tornadoes across the heartland, this one in western kentucky. another twister tore the roof off a church outside paducah where 40 preschoolers were inside. all of them escaping without getting injured. >> this bridge over the big sioux river in south dakota could not withstand intense flooding. heavy rain and ice jams are clogging the river's flow. accuweather's meteorologist is joining us now with the forecast. good morning, adam. >> janai, kenneth, good friday morning. that flooding threat is going to persist into the weekend and next week across the northern plains. it will take a while for the waters to go back down. the culprit, the front now off to the northeast. nothing severe expected with it, we will have colder air and spotty showers and storms for our friday, and that boundary gets hung up in florida for more showers there. meanwhile, on the west coast, a nice change of pace, high pressure builds on it allowing
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for drier weather and temperatures warming up and we're talking numbers closer to 70 in san fran. kenneth? janai? >> thanks to adam. major changes coming to a california horse racing track after another tragedy. >> another horse was put down yesterday after breaking both front ankles during training. it's the track's 22nd death since christmas. santa anita says using whips are now banned. peta is calling for the criminal investigation into the animal deaths. we are learning more about the moment a woman from the great state of south carolina bought the ticket that won her $1.5 billion. >> the lawyer for the october mega millions jackpot winner gave an update h still anymous . he says she was visiting greenville, saw a sign for the drawing and took a chance. then fate set in. she made her quick pick. >> there was someone next to her. she said, why don't you go in front of me. there were so many tickets being
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sold at that time, that every second makes a difference. that gesture made all the difference in the world. >> a billion dollar gesture. the attorney says the woman checked her ticket the next morning she's planning to give a lot of the money to charity and already donating to five organizations including two for hurricane and tornado relief. she said she wants to live as normal life as possible. >> that's going to be not so normal, and having $1.5 billion, after the cash payout, 877 million -- >> almost 900 million. >> she was taking a scenic drive and that's how she ended up there. everything had to line up perfectly for her to be in that situation, and still -- now we know that she's a woman. >> we do know that. we narrowed it down some. >> we have narrowed it down. soon, i will find my cousin down there in south carolina. >> she said she is thankful because south carolina allows you to remain anonymous. right up her alley. good luck to her staying normal. coming up in the next half
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hour. the college scandal fallout is mounting for lori loughlin and her two daughters. the latest blow for the "full house" star herself. the hallmark channel cutting ties with its christmas queen. first, the fresh heat for the detroit pistons and the jersey they just released. that's next on "world news now." jersey they just released. that's next on "world news now." and brightening eye cream. only by olay.
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a russian/american crew reached the international space station. the rocket connected to the station about 250 miles over bulgaria. nasa astronaut christina cook was the first to come through the hatch. it's her first trip to the space station. it comes five months after the last launch failed two minutes into its flight. back here on earth, reality for actor jussie smollett who entered a not guilty plea to counts of filing a false police report. >> the arraignment played out in a courtroom packed with reporters, staffers and several supporters. we have the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the actor and his lawyers did
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not talk to reporters following the arraignment but in court they made their position very clear, not guilty to charg hstc packed courtroom in chicago. >> your honor, we waive a formal reading of the indictment, and mr. smollett enters a plea of not guilty. >> reporter: actor jussie smollett pleading not guilty after appearing on the show "empire" the night before. >> i don't know if you all have been reading the blogs and all that foolishness, but it's been a tough week. >> reporter: the first episode to air since the actor was charged with the crime. last thursday, a grand jury charged smollett with 16 felony counts, accusing the actor of lying to investigators and staging the attack. it was back in january smollett told police he was the victim of a hate crime, alleging two men attacked him using racial and homophobic slu noound h nk. investigators contend smollett orchestrated the attack and paid the men to carry it out to boost his public profile and salary.
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smollett has denied wrong doing. >> mr. smollett, please be advised you must be in court each and every court date -- your failure to come to court can result in a warrant for your arrest. >> reporter: smollett also learned he will be allowed to travel to new york and california to meet with his attorneys, as long as he notifies the court. he's due back in court on april 17th. janai and kenneth. >> thanks to elizabeth, this morning. the detroit pistons are taking online criticism over a timely jersey they offered. it was made just for pi day, which was yesterday. >> the jersey has a pi symbol in name, from pistons to " and piestones. let's hope they get it worked out for the next game on sunday afternoon. >> you will never satisfy everybody. >> go piestons. sort of changes the pronunciation of the team's name, from pistons to piestones. >> you will never satisfy everybody. >> go piestons.
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kick off your st. patrick's day weekend. i just happen to be wearing green. i promise it was not planned. >> i have my little leprechaun here. >> he's so funny. all right. all right, all right. fun facts about st. patrick's day. we're joined by irish soda bread. st. patrick was born in britain, 385 a.d. he was forced to come to ireland as a slave as teenager before escaping back to britain. he was supposed to help people convert to christianity. lots of people will drink a lot this weekend. irish soda bread was inexpensive for families to have, so it became popular. guinness actually only tastes good on st. patrick's day weekend. >> sounds fun. if you want to start the celebrations off early like they are doing in london, here's a little inspiration for you here.
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they are making shamrocks there in the square in london, in the shape of a shamrock. 50,000 people attend the parade on st. patrick's day in london. a lot more here in new york city, i'm sure. yeairstne hd .>>ap sad. ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news, multiple people killed in attacks at two
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mosques in new zealand. police have taken potential suspects in custody in connection with the deadly massacre. cities on the u.s. west coast also taking action to beef up security at mosques. our experts standing by. also right now, whether striking several states. a bomb cyclone bringing tornadoes, thunderstorms and heavy snowstorms leaving people stranded on highways. where that storm is headed now. and new this half hour, more fallout from the college bribery scandal. >> companies are cutting ties with actress lori loughlin after her arrest for paying big bucks to get her children into college. her daughter is facing rep recushions and a new lawsuit has been filed. are you smarter than a 4-year-old? one little girl scored a 140 iq. she is being called a genius. we will introduce you to her on this friday, march 15th. >>good friday morning.
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we wt new zealand.ing us. violence against mosques during friday prayers. >> police in the city of christchurch are locked down. the investigation into the attacks gets under way at those sites. four people, three men and a woman are in custody. >> police did not release a death toll only saying multiple people were killed. police also diffused several improvised explosive devices on vehicles after the shooting. and a man claiming responsibility through social media, left behind a lengthy anti-immigrant manifesto. he identifies himself as an australian living in new zealand. the country's prime minister spoke a short time ago. >> this is one of new zealand's darkest days. >> christchurch, home to nearly
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half a million people, the scene of carnage at two mosques. the violence breaking out in traditional friday prayers sending people running for cover. >> some people had blood on their body, and some people were limping. that moment, i realized it was really serious. >> other witnesses say they saw bodies everywhere. video on new zealand television showed police taking a possible suspect into custody after ramming the person's car. across new zealand shock at the violence and resolve from the prime minister. >> there is no place in new zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence, which it is clear this act was. >> police in major cities here in the united states, including los angeles and san francisco say they are beefing up security around mosques out of an abundance of caution. >> let's bring in our expert, steve gomez. steve, you are in l.a. right now, a former fbi agent. we know it's early in this investigation but we have to get your preliminary thoughts on
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this. >> you have four suspects. the most important thing is they identify those suspects and do a full investigation as fast as possible on each one of those suspects. they want to figure out what their relationship is with each other. who are the people connected to them? who helped them acquire those weapons, the explosive devices, and any money they needed in order to pull this thing off? how did they identify these two mosques to be their targets? there are a number of things they will be looking at, but they want to figure out if there are coconspirators to this attack because those people will be out there and they want to apprehend them as fast as possible. >> steve, even though the initial search into a potential motive is really just getting under way, we know facebook is involved in the investigation because one of the potential suspects may have live streamed part of the shooting. what does this say to authorities and how does it add to the investigation? >> it shows these suspects really wanted to glamourize and
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show to the world what they were doing. unfortunately we are seeing this a lot more given the social media and the ability to stream live, but when you have suspects that are doing this, it's not just about committing the violent attack, it's about, you know, showing it to everybody while it's happening and, again, trying to get a lot of attention. unfortunately that's what some of these suspects wanting to commit violent acts are into. >> steve, let's expand on that with the attention here, with the anti-immigration manifesto, the fact this was live streamed and thankfully, facebook is pulling that video. we hope nobody shows what is really being described as horrific images, and what does that say to you about others can be inspired by this act of terror? >> you are definitely going to have people that are inspired, were inspired as they were watching this. law enforcement, not only are they going to take down the
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video but then they are going to look at the video to try and figure out who are the people that are linking on that video. they will try and see if there's anybody supporting that kind of video,kind of posture and position these suspects took, because those could be other people inspired to go out and commit a similar-type of an attack. maybe they are espousing similar type of rhetoric and that could be cause for investigation wherever those people are in the world. >> steve, again, unfortunately here in the u.s., we are used to seeing images like this. in this case, what is different is these suspects, potential suspects are alive right now, in addition to the fact there are four of them. how big of a difference does that make when you have suspects alive and can tell you about their motive? >> first of all, it's great for the investigation because you are now going to get to talk to these suspects and hopefully they will speak to the investigators. you can find out why they did that. they are probably going want to talk and speak about why they committed this attack and their
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policy position somewhat. this is a terror attack and usually there's a political motive, and they will hear about what that motive is. that's very important. in addition to the fact that they will point the investigators to a ton of evidence, probably, just through their statements that will allow the investigators to do a better and more comprehensive investigation. >> so many more questions that need answers this morning. steve gomez, thank you for joining us this morning. >> we will continue to follow the breaking news from new zealand throughout the morning. we have other breaking news this morning. north korea apparently reconsidering nuclear talks. >> a top north korean official said the u.s. threw away a golden opportunity at the last summit in vietnam between president trump and kim jong-un. he also suggested kim jong-un will decide soon whether to keep talking with the u.s. and whether to maintain his w to that so-called bomb nches cyclone storm that is moving east and is weakening by the minute. >> it did plenty of damage,
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unleashing multiple tornadoes in parts of indiana and kentucky. twisters ripped power lines apart and spread debris all over roadways. >> check out this major wind gust. it tore the roof off the store in amarillo, texas. now for today's forecast, expect clear and sunny skies from california to colorado. it's windy around the great lakes with snow showers and temperatures mostly in the 40s. >> mild in the northeast with scattered showers and stormy from new orleans to charlotte. now to that other big story so many people have been talking about this week, the so-called varsity blues scandal. the alleged scheme sparked lawsuits from students claimed they were cheated out of a fair chance to attend the schools named in the case. meanwhile, the bank accounts of a loughlin and one of her daughters are taking a hit as both looughlin days after rushing back from the set of her hallmark show to face arrest in the college admission scandal. the network saying in a statement we are no longer working with lori loughlin.
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the former "full house" star and her fashion designer husband accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to land their daughters at usc, posing them as recruits for the crew team. her youngest daughter, olivia, facing backlash of her own. >> sophora brush. >> reporter: the social media omotuctsro r sn sshey ending partner thipwe're for the first time from a student directly impacted by the scheme, a high school senior, jack buckingham telling "hollywood reporter" i know there are kids out there less wealthy and fortunate just to have a shot at the college of their dreams. i am upset that i was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids that
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doesn't work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots. >> when your friends tell you to lion your resume, you 100% do not do it. >> reporter: but jack's mom, a job coach who once appeared on this reality show, "job or no job" allegedly paid the scheme's master mind $50,000 to bribe a proctor and fly this man, mark riddell to houston to ace his a.c.t. test in his place. leaving jack in the dark. a month before, his mom posting on instagram, don't cheat. and as for riddell, he's now apologizing for his role saying i want to communicate to everyone i am profoundly sorry for the damage i have done and grief i have caused. the university of southern california taking swift action telling us so far they have identified six students in their current application process as being connected to this scheme, adding they will be denied admission. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> so much more left to that story. coming up, the suspected mob
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updating the breaking news this morning, police in new zealand say four people, three men and a woman are in custody after mass shootings at two mosques. the attacks took place as the mosques were full of worshippers taking part in friday prayers. at least 40 people were killed. one hospital is treating 50 people that were shot. new zealand's prime minister says those in custody were not on security watch lists. and now the brazen murder of a mob boss here in new york city. >> the 53-year-old of the gambino crime family was gunnede someone hit his car. >> sources tell abc news police are worried about a possible fresh feud within the gambino that could follow. the last mob killing of
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king pen here in new york was 35 years ago. families of some sandy hook massacre victims can sue the maker of the gun used in that tragedy. connecticut's highest court okay'd the suit against remington for wrongful marketing. it rejected a lower court decision based on a federal law that shields gunmakers from liability when their weapons are used in crimes. we are getting our first look at tesla's newest vehicle called the model y. >> it's an electric suv that seats seven and sports a glass roof. tesla will produce four versions between $39,000 and $60,000 with travel range from 230 to 300 miles. >> wow. parents in the uk should avoid the whole my kid is smarter than your kid fight with one mom and dad. >> yes, this is alanna george. she's 4 and now the second youngest person ever accepted to mensa uk. she is obsessed with words and taught herself to read when she was just 2. >> her iq is 140, which means she has superior general
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intelligence. they say the average adult iq is 100, so she is well above that. she's a lot smarter than you are. >> she is. >> they say she can actually already read herself bedtime stories. >> she's, like, no, mom, i got right. you go t, 100?the iq? >> yeah, you are a good 95. >> einstein and stephen hawkins, they had 160. >> you stick to dr. seuss and she'll stick to "war and peace." >> that is very true. i like "green eggs and ham." you are my inspiration. >> what, am i a ham in a green dress? when we come back, music's big night in l.a. cardi b, and the backstreet boys, alicia keys and so many moments, so many tributes at the iheartradio music awards. "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. and tributes at the iheartradio music awards. "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ time now for "the skinny," starting with the big night of music in l.a. the iheartradio
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music awards. >> it's hard to believe we managed to go two weeks without an awards show. thankfully, our morning trophy, will ganss is here to break down the biggest moments of the night. were they big? were they big? >> how big were they? >> this were big. big names there. i was jumping up and down and screaming. there's video of it, just ask julie from upstairs, y'all. it was an award show that truly had something for everybody, from an incredibly medley from garth brooks to taylor swift making a public appearance for the first time in a long tim htit new music yshe's soookingess. but we have to start with the queen of 2019, cardi b accepting her award for best hip heart artist. take a look at that. >> thank you so much to all my fans and supporters and to all my haters. i have to thank my haters, you know what i'm saying, because if everybody gives me just compliments, then i get
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comfortable. they make me try harder, so thank you. >> yes, cardi. >> she licks her trophy. which i guess i know what i am doing when i win my first oscar. if you are old school let's change gears from cardi b. to bsb, the '90s boy band backstreet boys proving they still got it. ♪ tell me why ♪ ain't nothing but a heart ache ♪ ♪ tell me why ♪ ain't nothing but a mistake ♪ tell me why ♪ i never want to hear you say ♪ i want it that way >> those vocals are timeless, y'all. there's no expiration date there. the real star of the show, fresh off her grammy hosting duties, alicia keys inspiring in her acceptance speech for the innovator award, and she invited
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a very special guest onstage during her performance. >> i am here just to do me, and we are here to do us. >> we contort ourselves and change ourselves and starve ourselves and abuse ourselves and hate ourselves and instead all we have to do is love who we are, that's all we have to do, because in the end you are remembered because you are different, because you are special. >> she also invited her son to perform with her onstage, and he can play the piano as well as she can, y'all. the award show stuck to a very strict two-hour time limit. the middle. it was song of the year. and as soon as maren got up to the mike, the show ended and she was like thank and it cut to black. >> those backstreet boys, you move a lot less dancing when you are that old, huh? >> i can't wait to see them when they are 80.
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>> move those arms. >> i will stay pay for those tickets. >> yeah, i will be in the front row with my walker and oxygen tank. >> thank you, will. >> thank you, guys. thank you. next, christmas came early for the "avengers" fans. >> the new trailer for "end game" has been released, and spoiler alert it's giving us a glimpse into the avengers ultimate battle. >> the trailer opens with nostalgia. could it be time travel? >> and more questions like how does tony stark back to earth? there's new speculations. will it be steve rong rogers last time behind the shield? will he be reunited with his true love? >> as they say, stay tuned. tay tuned.
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♪ working 9 to 5 ♪ what a way to make a livein' ♪ barely getting by
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♪ it's all take and no giving >> are there people that only work eight hours a day? >> yeah. they are working 9:00 to 5:00, and we do 9:00 to 5:00 a.m. >> yeah. right. it was exactly 38 years ago today that dolly pardon's "9 to 5" hit number one on the music chart. >> quite a few of us in this industry were working overtime this week with all the headlines. the deadly plane crash, the boeing jet that went down overseas. boeing 737 max 8, the newest, and in-demand jet ever built, crashed just six minutes after take off in ethiopia. 157 people onboard, including eight americans. no one survived this. >> there's breaking news. the president announcing moments ago that -- >> we're going to be issuing a emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights. >> all of those 737 max 8 planes -- >> speaker pelosi says president trump is just not worth it. she's not closing the door completely on impeachment, and she says unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming it's not worth it because impeachment would
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greatly divide the country. >> paul manafort sentenced to additional prison time. a lot of eyes on that judge and what she would do. this is the second case stemming from the special council's investigation. minutes after the sentencing, after manafort learned his fate today he was then indicted in new york city -- >> that's right, david. the manhattan district attorney st having to do with alexanging blows. it was an ugly night in the nba with a brawl in cleveland, and an altercation with fans in utah. russell westbrook was caught on camera threatening fans after westbrook says the fans hurled insults at him. >> we turn to new fallout from the college admissions cheating scandal. >> at the center, this man, william rick singer who authorities say raked in $25 million as a ceo of a college admissions prep company called, the key. the list of those indicted
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included 33 mostly wealthy parents. and a whose who of coaches including entrepreneurs and celebrities. >> janai norman is back after holding down the "gma" desk. >> yeah. >> oh, my gosh. so a lot of people saw janai yesterday morning on "good morning america" at the big kid's table. >> the big kid's table, you guys! >> on a serious note, you did a stellar job and looked and sounded amazing. >> thank you. >> we were proud of you. that was a great way to start the week. >> that was a great way to start the week, and now look how i'm ending it. at least its friday. so wrong.
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making news inmeri morning, overseas terror in new zealand. >> this is one of new zealand's darkest days. >> a mass shooting during friday prayers at one mosque and then another. >> i could hear screaming and
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crying, and i saw some people who were dead. >> dozens of people killed. three men and one woman taken into custody. the alleged anti-immigrant manifesto that's been found. the disturbing video evidence and this morning america on alert. law enforcement in the u.s. taking action in the wake of the attacks.eam coverage ahead also happening right now, the black boxes from that doomed boeing jetliner under intense scrutiny this hour. do these side-by-side charts

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