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iran. what impact could the election have on that? >> reporter: washington is watching this election closely. it matters to the united states t.j. israelis are not going to the polls about iran. or about security. so while netanyahu has spent time in washington speaking in english, speaking to americans, on iran, on security herzog has been speaking to israelis on domestic issues that really matter. for domestic economy. and for cost of living. while iran is playing big overseas i can tell you that's not what's most important here in israel. >> abc's molly hunter. thanks, molly. keep us posted in jerusalem. at the boston bombing trial, police officers described the night that led to the death of tamerlan tsaranev. they described seeing dzhokhar run over his brother and drag his body about 30 feet. earlier, jurors saw the boat where dzhokhar was hiding at the
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time of his arrest. a senior state department official has been arrested for stalking and voyeurism in d.c. daniel rosen is already facing a charge of soliciting an underaged girl for sex. police say they have evidence of rosen using his cell phone to record women while they undressed in their homes. the women in the videos do appear to be 18 or older. record high temperatures in the plains states have produced a spike in wildfires. the mercury reached the 80s and 90s near omaha. this highway had to be closed because of smoke and flames. and in northern oklahoma a blaze consumed 23,000 acres. officials telling residents to evacuate. and a highway could be closed. the warm weather not going to last. cold air moving into the plains and midwest overnight. most of the area will be dry today. rain will move across texas and into northern oklahoma. there's also rain in the forecast for the northwest and northeast. but just showers.
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>> above normal temperatures in the northeast today. in the 50s and 60s in the 70ed and 80s in the south. mid 40s around the great lakes. after a record high yesterday, denver will only manage 60 degrees today. a group of health care workers at a children's center in atlanta. >> they're going about their business without hair. they joined a bunch of male colleagues to have their heads shaved and raise money for charity. >> one of the nurses did it to shows the kids she cares for what an inspiration they are. she calls having her head shaved an emotional experience. cool of them to do. >> and that nurse, she's been at the hospital for 23 years. she says that working for these kids with cancer gives her much more than she could possibly give them. so touching. and that's so true. >> just a gesture like that means a lot to those kids. good for them. coming up hillary clinton's deepening crisis over the missing e-mails.
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a potential white house -- house investigation now looming. it started to impact her poll numbers before her expected presidential candidate ever gets off the ground. and rumer willis. she was the star last night on "dancing with the stars." how did it feel to have mom and dad in the audience? you're watching "world news now." [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing,
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♪ it will be here. hillary clinton's e-mail controversy is beginning to cost her in the polls. >> a new cnn poll shows that more than half of respondents say it's a serious problem. and more than half say she hasn't explained herself enough. it comes as house speaker is expected to announce a new investigation into the matter. abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: the controversy over hillary clinton's e-mail controversy is not dying down. they expect the house speaker to launch a new investigation into her e-mail practices. including her admitted destruction of about 30,000 e-mails that she says were purely personal. >> e-mails about planning chelsea's wedding. my mother's funeral
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arrangements. condolence notes to friends. as well as yoga routines. >> reporter: if an employee used a private e-mail account for official business the e-mail was to be turned over. and entered into government computers. but clinton didn't turn in any e-mails 22 months after she left office. >> right now, there's no way to know if we have all of the state department communications that rightfully belong to the american team. >> reporter: the state department has acknowledged -- >> they did not have a system in place to save the e-mails. >> reporter: and the state department is updating the system to make that happen. a key question as hillary readies for a presidential run, does this matter to voters? in the polls since the controversial began, only 17% say they are following the story closely. and she has the highest approval ratings among all of the likely candidates. it's likely that hillary clinton will be asked to testify twice
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before congress. once before her e-mails about and the second time about the benghazi attack. t.j.? reena? >> we saw the polls. but do they really care when it comes to electing a president wether or not this e-mail controversy is there or not? >> no. this is politics. this is what people latch on to one thing. the media plays a role in it as well. we've seen it play out plenty of times before. like you talked about from the beginning of this it follows a familiar theme with the clintons. >> if you could pick a republican right-leaning and left-leaning candidate for 2016 who would you pick? >> for the fun of it? as a member of the media? >> yeah. >> you have to have hillary clinton running. >> okay. >> you get bill along with it. that's a good time. that party will never stop. >> oh my gosh. >> on the other side? i don't know if jeb bush is the sexiest candidate. speaking media, folks. who would be a good fun candidate for the media?
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>> i would say probably jay-z and chuck norris. >> this is why we can't talk. this is why. >> you said fun candidate. you didn't say democrat or republican. >> you told me to pick a republican. >> you did. >> i said two candidates. didn't i? >> i don't want to do this tease next. you do this one. coming up it's become one of the must-haves in every woman's wardrobe. >> please, can't. >> the ubiquitous back leggings. i own a pair. but are all leggings really created equal? what kind of leggings are those? you're watching "world news now."
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♪ well they're not green. but they have become the must-have fashion accessory for women of all sizes across the america. the black leggings. >> the glorified long underwear can vary wildly in price. should you go fancy or frugal? abc's becky worley checked this out for us. >> reporter: the modern teen uniform. >> definitely leggings. >> reporter: black leggings.
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that can cost $65, $75, $95. but you can go to a sporting goods store or discount retailer and get leggings that some say look nearly identical for a fraction of a cost. we've asked these teens to help us with a little experiment. just on feel and fit, can they tell the difference between an $82 pair of leggings and a $35 pair? >> the fabric feels nice. it's tight on my skin. yeah. this is an expensive pair. >> i think they're inexpenseivenexpensive. they're rough and scratchy. >> reporter: both our teens got it wrong on feel and fit. they couldn't tell the difference. but what about to the casual observer? this time we put ella in an expensive pair and marcella in a less expensive pair. one costs $82. the other, $24. can you see a difference? >> i would say this one is the more expensive. and this one is the less
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expensive. >> reporter: sadly, no. >> they look the same to me. >> reporter: exactly the same? >> are they the same? >> reporter: no. that pair $82. that pair $24. >> unreal. >> reporter: the inexpensive pants for undetectable. except for one subset of the population other teenaged girls. >> those are $82. those are $24. >> reporter: it's amazing like they have expensive leggings esp. and a few people that really know about clothing. are you in the fashion business? >> i am. >> reporter: the fabric matters? >> yes. wash it well. it doesn't peel. comfortable on. doesn't shrink. >> reporter: sure enough the expensive pair is made of nylon and spandex. the less expensive pair is made of polliester the and spandex. becky worley, abc news, oakland, california. >> do you own a pair?
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♪ this season's class of "dancing with the stars" is packing quite a bit of a star power punch with celebrities from multiple generations. >> and last night, the clear standout was from the young crowd, rumer willis. how did it feel having mom and dad in the audience cheering her on? she talked with abc's juju chang. ♪ >> reporter: hollywood royalty in the audience for "dancing with the stars." bruce willis and demi moore, with tears in their eyes cheering on their daughter
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rumer willis who took the stage last but set the stage as the one to beat earning the night's top score. willis' family a tight-knit clan. it's a band that stood the test of time. your parents' divorce was so high-profile. i think a lot of people of your age sort of watched that because your parents were parenting as divorced people. >> yeah. i think they set a trend of people who had split up being able to really still have a family dynamic. i have so much gratitude that's the way i was raised. i didn't have to split holidays or birthdays. they made such an effort to keep a family unit. >> reporter: what if anything scares you the most about this? >> her parents. for sure. all jokes aside. for me every season is -- i don't know why, for me the family of my partner is really important. their opinion is really important. >> reporter: growing up under the media glare has prepared her for what could be a life-changing moment. >> i've gotten used to hiding.
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if your life is always kind of for public view i think -- i didn't realize it as much before how much you try -- i've tried to hide. and i almost do that with my body language. the worst mistake you can make in the public eye is try and hide and not be yourself. >> reporter: and now, she's stepping into the spotlight on her own terms. >> for me, it's more about having an opportunity to show who i am regardless of where i've come from or who my parents are. >> well done. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in hollywood. >> that song, "take me to church," i love that song. and to see her, it was lightning in a bottle. >> she can move. >> she really can. >> you can tell who is going to be around and who is going to be coming to new york to "gma" after they get kicked off. >> don't put it like that. those dancers so well-dressed. yin, too, t.j. holmes. >> what? >> snazzy dresser. >> thank you.
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this morning on "world news now," stunning new details in the boston bombing trial. police describe the shoot-out with the tsaranev brothers. and jurorses get a look alt the boat where it all ended. a full report from boston. election day in israel. benjamin netanyahu's final push to win. he is looking for any help he can get, even hoping for a boost from hollywood. what the results could mean for the u.s. and the stability of the region. and another chance. pete rose baseball's greatest hitter of all-time making another plea to be reinstated to basketball. could the man once called charlie hustle find his way to the hall of fame? it's tuesday, march 17th.
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i just want to know. good morning everyone. i'm reena ninan. this is t.j. holmes. happy st. patrick's day. and a pinch for not wearing green. >> really? really? good morning. here we go. >> look what the luck of the irish brought us today. >> what is it if -- you pinch somebody that's wearing green, is it bad luck to you? >> what is it? jack our resident irish? >> i'm not sure. >> nobody's sure. >> you have to pinch them back. if they are wearing green. >> i'm supposed to pinch you back? >> you're not wearing any green. give me a break. >> oh. please. can we zoom into that? >> i don't -- i'm not going without here now. >> he has a little -- >> these are very important cufflinks to me. and they are there. it doesn't have to be so in your face with the green. >> all right. okay.
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>> i'm supposed to pinch you back? >> you're supposed to pinch me back. >> what's a proper place without getting in trouble here? >> why don't we begin with the news. good morning to you. good to be back. >> welcome back. >> good morning. yes. we've got some drama in the courtroom. testimony. this bombing trail going on in boston. police officers there describing the gun battle that broke out with the tsaranev brothers four days after the bombing took place. >> jurors visited the boat where dzhokhar was captured. >> there are explosives here at the scene. >> reporter: the suburban streets of watertown, massachusetts, turned into an urban war zone. in court, an officer testifying that older brother, tamerlan tsaranev saying the shoot-out lasted eight minutes. the brothers are crouched behind an suv they carjacked. police say the tsaranev brothers
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were shooting and hurling bombs at several officers. >> there's hand grenades and automatic gunfire. >> reporter: most of the explosives pipe bombs. one watertown resident telling the court, he saw dzhokhar light a fuse and hurl a backpack that turned out to be a pressure cooker bomb. officer joe reynoldses, first on the scene, it shook me to my knees. but tamerlan ran out of bullets, police tackling him. that's when eyewitnesses said dzhokhar sped towards his brother. this photo, capturing the moment. dzhokhar ends up running over his brother, who had been shot leaving a gory scene on the residential street. tamerlan would later die. but dzhokhar escaped. as the manhunt continued, the entire nation was monitoring. >> the thing that struck me they heard that gunfire. and they started to applause. saying go get him. >> reporter: dzhokhar discovered
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hiding out in this nearby boat. >> all units report. movement in the back of the boat. >> reporter: jurors seen this image of dzhokhar surrendering and getting an up-close look at the boat with dzhokhar present. something the defense asked the judge for, to build sympathy for the boston bomber to show the more than 100 bullet holes in the hull. back on the street where it went down. and you see how residential this neighborhood is. one thing that didn't work for the defense. a police officer testified tamerlan was throwing pipe bombs like a baseball. but dzhokhar was lobbing them with a hook shot. tom llamas watertown, massachusetts. real estate heir robert durst is now charged with crimes in two states. prosecutors in l.a. have filed a first-degree murder charge against him for the death of his friend susan berman. that was 30 years ago. authorities in louisiana, filed weapons and drug charges against him late last night. durst was arrested in new orleans on saturday. as for durst recorded statement
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at the end of that much talked about hbo documentary series the director of the series says his team was in contact with authorities long before sunday's finale. >> when we finally found that subsequent admission, what happens in the bathroom we contacted them and said, we have something more. >> the filmmaker says because he's likely to be called as a witness in my durst trial, he's going to the stop speaking to the media. police say the timing of the arrest had nothing to do with the airing of the documentary series. there was concern that durst might flee the country. hours before a surprisingly close election the israeli prime minister is throwing a monkey wrench into the peace process. benjamin netanyahu says if re-elected he said there won't be a palestinian state. it's a last-ditch afeel to hard-line boaters. the polls taken last friday. russian president vladimir
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putin is shrugging off rumors about his recent disappearance. putin appeared in public on monday for the first time in more than a week. his absence sparked speculation to his health his hold on power, some saying he had a baby with his girlfriend. he said about the rumors it would be dull without gossip. he ordered a massive military drill in the arctic region. the aide worker that contracted ebola in west africa has worsened. his status is downgraded. he works with partners in health. 12 other individuals that work with him are being monitored. the suspect of the shooting of two police officers in ferguson missouri was not targeting police according to his attorney. his attorney also says williams was not aiming at the demonstrators that gathered in
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front of the police station, either. >> regardless of who may be an intended target you hit somebody that's still an assault in the first-degree and a class-"a" felony. >> he says williams had bruises on his back shoulder and face. and a knot on his head. a police spokesman says the claims are false. the university of maryland's women's la crosse team is at the center of an ugly scandal. five upper classmen have been suspended for writing threatening text messages to freshmen players. the women apologized in a statement, calling their behavior inappropriate. pete rose is formally making another plea to be reinstated to baseball. the game's all-time hits leader has been banned from the game since 1989 because he bet on the cincinnati reds while managing the team. baseball's new commissioner confirms he's receive rose's request for reinstatement. and he will consider it.
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♪ top doctors group is urging doctors to stop looking for heart disease in all of the wrong places. >> american college of physicians say doctors are ordering too many tests. they're expensive. and the frequent false positives add more tests and more expense. fresh scrutiny this morning. dolce & gabanna, by the same a-listers they adored. elton john is leading the charge calling for a boycott. they're the dynamic duo behind iconic red carpet looks. but one star is saying no to dolce dolce & gabanna. elton john boycotting the brand
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after comments to "panorama." dolce is quoted as saying you were born and have a father and a mother. at least that's how it should be. taking aim at children can be alternative methods, calling them children of chemistry and synthetic babies. dolce & gabanna were romantically involved for 20 years. john and david furnish have two sons born by a surrogate. >> i'm the happiest guy in the world right now. they brought more joy to me, than anything in my life apart from my partner. >> reporter: writing, how dare you refer to my beautiful children as synthetic. and shame on you for wagging your judgmental fingers at ivf. your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, along with your fashions. other celebs also weighing in. victoria beckham, tweeting her
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support. sending love to david, zachary elijah and all of the beautiful ivf babies. courtney love i just rounded up all of my pieces and want to burn them. dolce, backing down. i didn't not expect it from a person i believed to be intelligence like elton john. dolce saying i'm aware of the fact there are other types of families. and they are as legitimate as the one i've known. gabana adding it was never our intention to judge other people's choices. we do believe in freedom and love. >> huh. >> it was really buzzy on the internet today about this whole entire thing on facebook and twitter. a lot of women, especially my generation have gone through ivf, have donor ise er issurrogacy. it's like stabbing us in the
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heart by saying something like this. it hurt a lot of people. i saw on facebook and twitter, shouldn't we have more tolerance if a man has an opinion. doesn't he have a right to an opinion? >> you have a right to disagree and boycott that opinion. i've been boycotting them for a long time. their stuff is too expensive. >> really? >> yeah. we'll be right back.
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♪ when temperatures finally warming up people and their pets are rediscovering the great outdoors just in time for spring. the global pet expo showed off a bumper crop of pet accessories. and joining us is dickey bartelo. >> i have fun stuff.
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unfortunately, about 2 million dogs are kidnapped every year. and people go into stores and restaurants. and they just leave their pets outside. if you do that i would never do that. but this is called safe spot. it is a locking leash. this is the doggy collar. that lock here's. the other end, you pop out this end. this goes around something immovable, a parking meter or a tree. you can adjust the length of it. >> couldn't you cut it? >> there's a steel cable inside of it. and this locks. and you take the key with you. most kidnappings are a run and grab. they're not going to fuss around with this. they'll get a dog that's less secure. that's safe spot. these are condiments for pets. >> for pets? >> for pets. we use ketchup and mustard. they are condiment-like.
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but they have vitamins and nutrient nutrients. we have petchup. we have muttonaise. and they have them for cats. >> do they taste good? >> i don't know. i didn't want to open them before the show. but since i got them my dogs have been at the box they came in. sniffing scratching. yeah. they do like them. this is new from hyperpet. this is a small, minicanon. for smaller dogs, you pull back on them. the further back you pull the further you go. we don't want to break equipment. i just pulled it back to the first notch. i forgot to put the ball in. when you pull it back if the dog has picked up the ball several times and it has, you know stuff on it you push down on it.
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don't hit the tv. >> that's fun. might be also fun for a toddler. >> not bad. not bad. this is neat. this is called doggy pet maze from buster. when you throw snacks down, they eat them in a second. you throw the snacky things in here. and they have to figure out, should i push it with my paw and get it to come to the end? or pull it out with my tongue. it makes it into a game. >> do they ever give up? >> again, i didn't try it. i didn't want things to be slobberish before the show. >> one display model. >> any idea what this is? what that is used for? >> this looks like in the mommy world, a breast-feeding pillow. you didn't expect that? >> no breast-feeding of dogs. this is puppy bumper. you can see on the package, you have a tiny dog that's small enough to run through the
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pickets of your fence, you put this and his head can go through. but the rest of him won't go through. the puppy bumper. >> and the cone they have to wear? >> i don't think so. there's video on their website. and this goes on the collar of the dog so it doesn't slip off. >> that's a great idea. >> hand me that last thing. a snack duo. this is need. there's a wall down the center of this. this side is for dry food. this is for water. when you get to the park you push down on this. and you have a little portable bowl. >> that's genius. i could use this for running. >> yes. and you can hang it from your backpack or whatever. >> you find the best of the best. >> neat stuff. next month, housewears. >> i look forward to that. dick our giz wiz. to get more on the products check out gizwiz.biz.
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♪ like a what? >> you look like a -- >> like a what? >> a rap superstar irish. >> an irish rap superstar. >> a little irish jig to give us a start. >> let me do this. we're going to do "the mix." let's get through it quickly. i don't want my momma to see me like this. st. patrick's day. let's roll the video. doing st. patrick's day all over the world. pictures from all over the world. switzerland, going to the coliseum. the great wall of china. the chicago bears stadium. these are just lovely sights from all over the world. everybody getting in on this st. patrick's day. now, our intern, marcus, have put together facts for us. there are no female leprechauns. >> are you sure?
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>> he's the intern. interns know what they are talking about. no female leprechauns. did you know that? >> i did not know that. >> and there's 16 places in the u.s. named dublin. alabama, california maryland. >> i hope they go all-out on st. patrick's day. >> those are the sights. >> you can own a piece of the emerald isle with kick starter. it's a jar of irish soil. 16 backers. only a few hours. it looks like 61 euros have been pledged. they have a goal of 3,000 euros. you get 100% genuine irish pete. perfect for irish family or friends. i have no idea what the u.s. agriculture department thinks about this. i once brought in a banana from jerusalem. and a little dog sniffed it out at newark airport and asked me to return it. i had a 1-year-old child that was not happy.
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>> they took your banana? >> you cannot bring in fruit. they have a little dog that sniffs it out. i don't know how they're doing it. but they're doing it. >> one more. try to get through two. world's shortest st. patrick's day parade in arkansas. why is it the shortest? on the shortest street in the country that's functioning. it's a 98-foot-long street. bridge street in hot springs. just outside of little rock. this is hot springs. people go there for the hot springs and the spa. it's 98 feet long. that's about 5 1/2 chevy suburbans. that will fit on the street. they do a nice little parade. long-standing tradition. shortest parade in the country. >> you remind me of a leprechaun. >> don't take -- don't take the clothes off anymore. >> i think we should bump in and out of each show with this. may the luck of the irish be
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this morning on "world news now," new charges against robert durst. the millionaire could face the death penalty in the murder case cracked open but his apparent confession. full details ahead. flood emergency. neighborhoods washed out as the midwest deals with record water levels. and those waters leaving massive chunks of ice, cracking roadways and creating a complete mess in low-lying areas as the winter thaw continues. and trial by fire. an incredible rescue caught on police body cam. a sheriff's deputy busts into this burning house to pull a woman from the flames. and it was a star-studded night on "dancing with the stars.” chock full of cha cha chas, flips and a huge standing ovation with hollywood royalty cheering them all on. details ahead on "the skinny" on this tuesday, march 17th, st.
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patty's day. top of the morning to you. i'm reena ninan. that's like an irish -- that's my version of the indian girl trying to be irish. >> is this your favorite holiday? >> i was into it. we had green cream cheese, which i threw up after eating in the third grade. >> oh, wow. tell us more about your dealings as a child. >> let me tell you about my dealings as an adult. did you get an e-mail from oprah winfrey? >> about -- >> about an hour ago. >> about a something -- her and deepak, right? >> manifesting through success. i signed you up for a free meditation. >> was that you? oh, my lord. >> i want to tell our folks at home. >> yes. >> they're doing a 21-day free medication. you can listen on your ipod. it's 21 somedays. it's called manifesting through success. it's about quieting your soul.
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i thought you would use it. >> you're the one stirring my soul up most days is the problem. >> that's why i feel the need for quiet time. >> got this excited. oprah wants you -- oprah is inviting me to something. it was you. >> it was me. >> wow. that kills my joy. >> you should try it. >> okay. we have a lot of breaking, serious news. that case -- just fascinating america. >> people are captivated by this thing. and good reason for it. you have been keeping up with this. this bizarre case. the billionaire real estate heir, robert durst. now, we have another twist and turn. he's facing gun and drug charges in louisiana. >> in addition to a murder charge in los angeles. if he's convicted for the death of his friend, susan berman, prosecutors could seek the death penalty. >> they alleged durst laid in wait at berman's home, before killing her execution-style. with more on this case, now, let's turn to abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: robert durst in a new orleans courtroom. his attorney assisting the real estate heir is not guilty in the shooting death of his friend susan berman in 2000.
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>> bob durst didn't kill susan berman. >> reporter: a contrast to durst's chilling apparent confession. >> what did i do? killed them all, of course. >> reporter: which aired for the first time on the finale of hbo's documentary series "the jinx.” >> there it is, you're caught. >> reporter: the six-part series profiled berman's death as well as the unsolved disappearance of durst's first wife kathy, in 1982 and his neighbor in 2001. in that case, durst was acquitted. in interviews for the documentary, he repeatedly insisted he was not a killer. off camera, in the bathroom, unaware his microphone was still on, the bombshell audio was recorded. it wasn't until two years later that an editor discovered it and handed it over to police. justice. >> it was so chilling to hear it. >> reporter: the 71-year-old was taken into custody on saturday where he was registered under a fake name. and according to the police report, he had a gun. the lapd, which issued the
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warrant, says the hbo series had nothing to do with his arrest. the fbi believes when he was arrested he may have been trying to flee to cuba. his attorney denies that. he is expected to be brought back to los angeles to stand trial. t.j. and reena? u.s.-led air strikes have hit suspected isis targets near the iraqi city of mosul. video here shows equipment being targeted. iraqis are getting more help from iran. this morning's "new york times" reports that iran has deployed advanced rockets and missiles to help fight isis in tikrit. it's also estimated that two-thirds of the iraqi fighting force has been trained and equipped by iran. this image from aleppo. burned out buses used as a shield against sniper fire. secretary of state john kerry saying the u.s. will have to negotiate with syrian president assad to remove him from office and end the civil war. assad responded by saying only syrians can decide his fate. relief workers are trying to reach vanuatu's remote islands.
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the tiny nation has was virtually destroyed by a monster cyclone. dozens are dead. thousands have been displaced by the storm. at least 80% of the homes and other buildings were partially or completely destroyed. radio and telephone communications are improving but remain patchy. the ohio river is slowly receding from its highest level in two decades. >> many roads and low-lying areas are flooded. many homes are flooded in new richmond, ohio. >> reporter: record snows melting fast. spring warmth and rain. a formula for flooding emergencies across the midwest. the ohio river, tugboats barely squeezing under bridges. dumpsters look like river buoys. and beneath this water, a murky mess. homes damaged. >> it's creeping in. it's seeping through the foundation right now. >> reporter: this is main street in new richmond. you can hear the water pumps going.
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even though the river is receding, areas like this are going to be slow to drain. most businesses are right up on the river, including the community bank. inside bank manager, tammy swisshelm, took creative measures to protect that cash. >> in a ziploc bag. get all of the air out. and lock it up. >> reporter: just like a sandwich. >> nice and dry. >> reporter: in louisville, the search continues for 67-year-old steven miller, swept away by floodwaters this weekend. >> just hold on to my faith in god that my dad's out there. >> reporter: extreme weather out west, too. in portland, oregon, wind gusts near 60 miles per hour, ripping down this scaffolding. back here in new richmond on the river, nearly in the river, getting to the critical 58-foot mark. hasn't been this high for nearly 20 years. it's a large river. it takes some time to drain. we'll be in flood stage through thursday. rob marciano, abc news, new richmond, ohio. let's give you a look, now, at your tuesday weather.
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no rain in the forecast for the ohio valley. but cold air is rushing in. rain moves across texas, with the heaviest in loredo and san antonio. showers are forecast in the northwest and northeast. >> the high temperature for today's st. patrick's day parade in new york is 55. much cooler for cleveland's big event, just 42. the high for savannah's big parade is twice that, about 85. 47 near the green chicago river. 60 in denver. and 91 in phoenix. ice is jamming the river just south of toledo. that's endangering a horse farm. the wall of water and ice moved in quickly, right to the stables. a similar flood more than 30 years ago resulted in a dike around the farm. but this year's ice floes pushed the river over the wall. some of the ice was as much as 30 feet high. we got an incredible rescue to show you now. this was from a burning house. it was all caught on video. the pictures you're seeing from deputy james collins' body cam. a caller reported people were
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trapped inside the home. he didn't hesitate, as evident by this body cam window. he is breaking windows, trying to find people inside. the deputy ended up pulling one woman through a window to safety. he had the lady -- he had to later be treated for smoke inhalation. collins has only been on the job as a deputy sheriff for two weeks. well, an unforgettable flight for a pilot in the midwest. he managed to walk away from this crash after his plane ran out of gas. the flight was en route from chicago to monroe, wisconsin when he got into trouble. the accident knocked out power to the small town nearby. a surprising announcement from a rising nfl star. 24-year-old chris borland of the 49ers. he's retiring. after playing one season. borland, number 50, seeing there, led the niners in tackles says he's leaving the game because of concerns about head trauma. he wants to be proactive.
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but once you have the symptoms of head trauma, it's too late. the team says it respects his decision. >> i think that's incredible. >> this is unheard of in this -- this is the way -- what presence to think about that. you can make a lot of money. but it's not worth it if you can't enjoy it down the road. this is incredible. >> he's a really good player. >> he is a baller. yes, he is good. >> that's the correct term in american football? >> you can call anybody a baller. george stephanopoulos is a baller. if you're good at your craft. >> do you tell george this to his face? >> we have a handshake thing worked out. >> and you say, hey, george stephanopoulos -- hi. i don't feel comfortable saying that. >> we have to spend more time together. we have to. or maybe less, right? >> oh. hillary clinton, the e-mail controversy still, boy, causing problems for her. a new cnn poll shows unfavorable views of her are increasing. and perceptions of her as honest and trustworthy have dropped.
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more than half of the half respondents say she hasn't explained herself enough. while her favorability rating is still strong, 53%, it is down. oregon, the first state to adopt automatic voter registration. anyone who is not registered to vote but has interacted with the department of motor vehicles will receive a ballot in the mail. the move is expected to add 300,000 new voters to the roles. oregon was the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots, as well. on this st. patrick's day morning, you can find all sorts of irish stuff in the most unexpected of places. here's a pretty cool example. >> the irish shooting star, if you will. not because of what's in the sky. but look at the water there. green, white and orange, from left-to-right. just like the irish flag. >> this photo was taken on sunday night. that's not ireland. it's actually loch ness in scotland. >> we'll take it. cool picture. >> do you see the loch ness monster there? >> i can't make it out. >> look closer. coming up, why gisele and prince harry may be retiring from their current career paths.
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they're not switching with each other or anything like that. >> yes. we'll have to explain that. first, a little bracketology, for those struck by march madness. why the most obvious pick may be the best. reena, sports with reena, we'll have a segment. you don't want to miss any sports involving reena ninan. you're watching "world news now." [ male announcer ] you wouldn't
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stair at figures and spreadsheets. >> it has nothing to do with the approaching income tax deadline. right? more urgently, the clock that's ticking down is on a screen board. and the count to march madness. and here's abc's ryan smith. >> the shot to win it. >> reporter: it's like a fever that comes every year. everyone knows someone that gets it. even the folks on "30 rock." >> there's times when my job is frustrating. like when lutz calls in sick with march madness. >> reporter: and bart simpson gets it. the sickness all bosses dread. march madness. around ncaa tournament time, 14% of fans taking a sick day just to watch part of it. and 56% of american workers admit to spending at least one hour of their work day following games. on the ncaa's live feed, there's even a boss button. hit it and it looks like you're hard at work. the easiest way is make watching the tournament your job. like nate silver, the numbers
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guru behind 538.com. you get in trouble if you don't watch the tournaments. >> reporter: so all of this is basically a ruse to watch the games every day? >> no. people can bet on it, right? >> reporter: nate says kentucky has a 40% of winning it all. >> 40% is as good as you're doing to do. if you're filling out a bracket this year, it's probably the smart thing to pick kentucky. >> reporter: just don't get caught cheering for them at work. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> this is a holiday. don't bother me on thursday and friday. all right? just i'm going to be a mess in here on friday. >> you warned me a month ago about this. >> yes. i take vacation days. i take vacation every year to sit at home on the opening weekend, thursday, friday. sit at home. don't bother me. watch every game. >> why are people so into this? >> because this is a spectacle in sport. it's one of the greatest spectacles in sport because of the unpredictability of one and done. no matter how good you are, you could be gone. and everybody, no matter, if you know the game or don't know the game, we're all equal when we fill out a bracket. yours is just as good as the
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experts' or anybody else's because this is unpredictable. >> i picked four teams -- six teams yesterday that are not -- >> not even in the tournament? >> i picked my alma mater. >> how do you do that? >> g.w., university of florida, university of miami, university of south florida. >> we'll work on her, folks. she's -- she'll be fine. she'll be fine. you know, "dancing with the stars.” >> love it. >> there it is. >> it was dynamite last night. >> season 20 got kicked off. and mitt romney geared up for a new fight. you won't believe who his opponent is. "the skinny" and a bonus round up next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ topping our headlines, season 20 of "dancing with the stars.” >> last night's season premiere on abc was a power-packed one. it was uncredible. starting off with a surprise. some of the stars could actually dance. olympic gymnast nastia and derek hough fox trotted to "new york, new york," starting off in black and white and switching to color to kick it up into high gear. and it was an amazing flip. but really bringing the house down, noah galloway and partner, sharna burgess. ♪ when the moment comes you say i ♪ >> woo. the iraq veteran and his partner were given a long standing
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ovation. but the reaction wasn't as enthusiastic for actress suzanne sommers. ♪ i'm not going to laugh. i could never handle the pressure. >> the pressure? >> yes. and i think he's doing great. >> she was doing just fine. her and her partner. they have the throwback. with their cha-cha. she had a couple missteps. and judges had positive feedback. >> topping last night's leaderboard, rumer willis. she was cheered on by her mom and dad, bruce willis and demi moore. the fox trot with val, it got them straight-8s. you see right there. it was really powerful. i thought she was -- she surprised us. surprised me. next up, the world's highest paid model set to hang up her walking shoes. >> gisele bundchen. she is 34 years old. she is set to retire. she made that announcement now.
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she's been on the runway for 20 years. retiring from the catwalk. she's hardly retiring from modeling. >> she will continue to front high-profile print campaigns like chanel, and h&m. as well as her own footwear and lingerie labels. >> and she is a goodwill ambassador for the united nations. and she might want to take retirement hints from david beckham. excuse me. >> are you okay? >> hardly. >> beckham retired after 20 years on the field. in his first full year of retirement last year, his endorsement helped bank his biggest year ever. $75 million. beckham pitches for sky sports, belstaff and adidas. why wouldn't you want a guy like him pitching? gorgeous. and topping off, rich people retiring even richer news. prince harry set to hang up his fatigues. saying ain't so. harry says it was a tough decision. after his tour in australia he will leave the armed forces. he joined the british army ten years ago, rising to the ranks
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let's end this ♪ skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back to our special bonus round of "the skinny.” starting off with a new fight for mitt romney. >> not political this time. he's not running for president again. he's going to be stepping into the boxing ring, yes, with former heavyweight champ evander holyfield. >> what? >> it's scheduled for may 15th. this is for charity. >> romney joked that it will be either a short fight or i'll be knocked unconscious. >> those could be the same thing. a short fight when he's knocked unconscious. just bite his ear. he'll be fine. he'll be fine. just bite his ear. >> i don't know what to say. >> you don't get the sports reference there. >> i know about biting the ear. i don't know about march madness. but i know about the ear. sting like a butterfly -- swing like a bee?
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>> we'll deal with that later. the knockout on our cast on disney's live action revival. >> emma thompson will be filling some very big shoes. starring as mrs. pots in "beauty and the beast," voiced originally by angela lansbury. >> that was the original animated film. the film will star emma watson as belle, kevin kline as her father, and dan stevens as the beast. the movie is set for release on st. patrick's day 2017. it's going to be in 3d. and speaking of classic films, there was quite a reunion of sorts by the south by southwest festival. >> molly ringwald and ally sheedy, together to celebrate the generation x coming of age classic "the breakfast club.” >> do you know how popular i am? i'm so popular. everybody loves me so much at this school. >> poor baby. ♪
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[ laughing ] >> okay. it's hard to believe. ringwald, 47 years old. and sheedy -- there's no way she's 52. they look great. >> 30 years? it's been 30 years? >> it's been 30 years. >> they were that young when that movie was made? >> it was a great movie. >> would you believe i've never seen "the breakfast club”? >> i think you should see it this weekend. have you seen "breakfast at tiffanies"? >> haven't seen that, either. >> i'm going to send you a list. >> anything else i missed? >> is there a good st. patrick's day film? >> one of the "leprechaun" movies. the horror movies. >> horror movie? >> they made several of them. >> what? oh, they did. pretty sure they did. okay.
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an airline passenger restrained after people on board say he tried to rush the cockpit. the dramatic call from the pilot just in. also new this morning, robert durst hit with more charges after getting arrested in a decades old murder case. plus, what his attorney said in court about the allegations. early retirement. an nfl player with a promising future walking away after just one season. his decision reigniting the concerns about concussions around the league. and put them up. from the political ring to the boxing ring mitt romney is putting on gloves and you are not going to believe who he's taking on. hello, everybod

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