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this morning on "world news now," this morning on "world news now," front-runners flop. wisconsin election results are in, and there are some big upsets in the race for the white house. we have full team coverage from the campaigns straight ahead. >> huskie four-peat. the women of uconn extending their championship streak. so where do they rank among sports greatest dynasties. >> and new this half hour, two prominent magazines are spark agfresh controversy. >> kerry washington photoshopped is almost unrecognizable on the cover of "add week" magazine and why amy schumer is blast ag"glamour" magazine for including her in a special feature, that's ahead in "the skinny." and see you later, gator. why farmers went after this massive 800-pound alligator. what it was eating and we're not
talking vegan here. it's wednesday, april 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> top of the morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. >> you know, i was reading a political magazine, had a great take. we're heading to a brokered convention. they looked back to the last brokered convention wifrls an incumbent, gerald ford and ronald reagan. these are some of the vignettes. it says that somebody was there at the time, when it went on for hours with a melee in the hallways and at one point, one of the four children reportedly threw trash at the texas delegates. >> wow. >> reality television at its finest. >> we can only hope for something like that. >> we're going to begin with the winners and losers in wisconsin. donald trump and hillary clinton each suffering a bruising defeat. >> bernie sanders had a sweeping victory in virtually every county across the state. as sanders thanked supporters last night, he called the big win a sign of
>> and ted cruz characterized his victory as a turning point and rallying cry, barnstorming the state paid off for cruz soundly beating trump. he picked up nearly all of the state's 42 republican delegates. the trump campaign is not taking the loss gracefully. in a statement overnight, they caused cruz a trojan horse saying he's being used by party bosses to steal the nomination from trump. >> and continued to call him lying ted. and the trump campaign also accused cruz of illegally coordinating with super pacs. it's your voice, your vote. abc's tom llamas has more from milwaukee. >> reporter: seeksitiment and jubilation here at the senator ted cruz watch party in milwaukee, wisconsin, a huge night for the texas senator and a huge loss for donald trump. with this victory, cruz makes the argument that he can take this race possibly all the way to the convention floor. >> either before cleveland or at the convention in cleveland, together, we will win a majority of the delegates and together, we will beat hillary clinton in
[ applause ] >> reporter: donald trump said he had felt good about wisconsin. oh had campaigned very hard in the last few days here in this midwest battleground state. >> the people of wisconsin are amazing. they want to see strong borders. they don't want other countries taking all their jobs and manufacturing. >> reporter: he also said there would be a surprise but there was no surprise. cruz won just like the preelection polls showed he would. now cruz just told me that the message he has for donald trump is really not his message. it's the message of the wisconsin voters that this race is far from over. back to you. >> our thanks to tom in wisconsin. bernie sanders must still get 67% of the remaining delegates and uncommitted super delegates to win the nomination. he's hoping to ride the wave of momentum all the way to the convention. >> sanders celebrated his win at a raucous rally in wyoming ahead of saturday's democratic caucus. abc's maryalice parks covers the
>> reporter: it was a celebration tonight for bernie sanders and his campaign at the university here in laramie, wyoming. the senator started announcing his win in wisconsin, thanking fans for victory there. but then he pivoted back here to wyoming and said that the state here could give him a boost going into new york in a few weeks. >> we have won almost all of them with overwhelming landslide numbers. >> reporter: sanders' win in wugs which is obviously giving him the momentum. here's what he said about that. >> what momentum is about is that at a time in contemporary politics when every major candidate has a super pac, we have said no to super pacs, said no to the billionaires who fund those super pacs. >> reporter: sanders talked about his record-breaking number of small donations and pointed to polls that have him defeating donald tru
>> when you look at national polls or you look at statewide polls, we are defeating donald trump by very significant numbers. defeating donald trump by very significant >> reporter: sanders said he thought clinton was getting nervous because he believe ez has an excellent chance to win both here in wyoming and he said in new york. reena, kendis. >> our thanks there. and hillary clinton spent last night in her home state of new york looking ahead to the next big primary. >> but clinton tweeted her congratulations to sanders and thanked her supporters in wisconsin. abc's liz kreutz covers the clinton campaign for us. good morning, liz. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton's campaign expected this loss in wisconsin but it doesn't make it any better. she has now lost six out of the last seven contests. that's something her campaign aides are quickly trying to move on from. in fact, last night, clinton didn't even have a campaign event and said she attended a private
york. earlier in the day, she held a town hall in brooklyn where she made no mention of wisconsin but did go after her potential future opponent, donald trump. >> the fellow who's from new york, i wish he would get out of one of his towers and actually walk the streets and spend time with the people of this city because peddlining prejudice and paranoia is not the new york way. >> and she now has her sights on the upcoming primary in new york. she and sanders have finally agreed to debate in brooklyn next week. that's a place with close ties to both of them. it's where clinton's campaign headquarters were based and where sanders was born. >> our thanks to liz. exit polls show that the economy is weighing heavily on the voters from both parties. >> nearly 3/4 of democrats said they were worried about the economy. that's compared to nine in ten republicans. and 30% of wisconsin voters across the board named the economy an
top problem. >> moving on now, investigators searching for the cause of the helicopter crash in tennessee say the aircraft may have come into contact with the top of a ridge on the side of a mountain. four passengers and the pilot died when the chopper crashed and burned. the fact there's not much left of the helicopter complicates the investigation. the ntsb expects a preliminary report by the end of next week. breaking news from oklahoma. a massive wildfire is raging out of control. more than a dozen homes on the prairie have been evacuated. but more are in the path of the blaze along with a chemical plant. heavy machinery operator apparently barely escaped with his life. it's believed that the fire started when a downed power line began to spark. there are other smaller fires on the kansas side of the border. a new dashcam video this morning shows a frightening rollover crash in missouri. the police officer tried to pull over the driver who refused to
stop and then, you see it there, lost control flipping over. the driver was thrown clear but the officer didn't know that until he rushed to the wreck. the driver remains in the hospital. we move on now and to reena's home state of let it be said florida where wildlife officials with tape measures have a lot of work to do. they're expected to let us know today just how massive, wow, that alligator is. >> it's a front loader if you're wondering. they used a front loader to lift it. >> that is not real. >> after it was killed. after it killed a couple days ago. the gator was found in a pond. then hunters took it down. and say that they blame some of the cattle that recently disappeared on this guy. >> the largest alligator ever found in the wild in florida measured at 14 feet 3 1/2 inches long. >> so if you're wondering at home how you measure a gator, apparently the official way is to have an alligator
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recapping this morning's top story. decisive victories for ted cruz and bernie sanders in the wisconsin primaries. ted cruz picked up nearly all of the state's republican delegates narrowing donald trump's path to the nomination and making a contested convention more likely. sanders' victory gives him a new wave of momentum ahead of the next key contest in new york in two weeks. but he's still trailing hillary clinton by far in the delegate count. well, there was another big contest in the midwest last night. uconn and syracuse in the national championship of women's college hoops. >> and probably to no one's surprise, the championship trophy is heading back to connecticut. abc's diane macedo is here with all of the details. good morning. fun game. >> reporter: it was. some people don't like the big spread. i found it really entertaining just because of the amount of things being set in history with all of this. it was a huge night for the team, a huge night especially for the seniors on the tea
all three put up double digits last night in a very fitting end to a flawless season and historical four-year run. the national championship goes to connecticut for the fourth year in a row. >> this morning the uconn huskies have a long list of things to celebrate. for starters the team is now the first in division 1 women's basketball to secure four consecutive ncaa titles. >> went out with a bang. that's it. no more. >> reporter: the game marks coach geno auriemma's 11th national championship, the most ever for any coach in the history of all college basketball. >> it's one thing to play against a great player because you can gang up on him but to try to beat a really good team that's playing well together, that's difficult to do. >> reporter: boy did the huskies prove that last night. >> gets it up in time. it goes. she drills the three. >> reporter: the team powered to a 27-point halftime lead and hardly let up the rest of the way. final score, uconn
51. a victory seniors is breanna stewart, moriah jefferson and morgan tufts celebrated with a special ceremony of their own. >> i knight breanna stewart and moriah jefferson as the great uconn basketball players. >> reporter: since the three joined the team, the huskies have never lost in the ncaa tournament going 24-0 and overall they have now won 75 straight games. it's the greatest four-season stretch of any team in american sports ever. the syracuse coach quentin hillsman says his team clearly had some trouble competing with that. >> the trouble came from uconn. it's a great basketball team. they really moved the ball. they did a pretty good job of pressure. >> keep in mind syracuse is the number four seed. they were already an unexpected guest at the final four in indianapolis let alone at the championship game. so you have to hope they're walking away with their heads held very high today. >> it was a tough game. >> it was. this team is incredible. we were running througso
the stats. not only have they had that kind of winning streak but all those games have been won by double digits. the last game they lost was in 2014 by two points in overtime. it's unbelievable. >> even that was a close one. >> i'm eager to find out where breanna stewart goes next. >> expected to be the number one pick. >> for the wnba. thank you. >> thank you. next, why kerry washington is fuming over her latest magazine cover. >> and should we be nervous? our first peek of the "independence day" sequel. >> are you worried. >> i don't know. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny, so "skinny." and it is time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines. a photoshop fail. >> kerry washington is appearing on this week's cover of "ad" magazine. but you might not recognize her. the 39-year-old "scandal" star herself took to instagram saying it felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what i look like when i look in the mirror. it's an unfortunate feeling. she doesn't look herself. >> halle berry looks great there. wait. >> so that's the real kerry washington on the right. and the photoshopped kerry washington on the left.
comparison. >> it is dramatic. ad week's editorial director james cooper insisting they made only minimal adjustments tweeting they only added volume to her hair. >> i think the one on the right looks so much more beautiful. this isn't the first time she's been at the center of a photoshop controversy. last year when she was on the cover of "instyle" magazine fans were saying her skin was lightened and she looked unrecognizable. >> julia roberts looks great there on the left. oh, boy. and another magazine is under fire from another celebrity. >> amy schumer is slamming glamour magazine for including her in their plus size bonus issue sponsored by lane bryant. >> she said on social media while there's nothing wrong with being plus sized qualifying women with labels is pointless and potentially harmful for young girls. she says plus sized in america is size 16 and she fluctuates between a 6 and an 8. >> glamour's editor-in-chief responded saying they didn't
mean to offend schumer. the special edition focuses on women's size 12 and up and never used the phrase plus size, only used the phrase women who inspire us. that's the new term. >> could you name any of the hollywood men's waist size? ben affleck, matt damon. >> yeah, that's true. it's never an issue. >> never an issue. >> it was for marlon brando. he did tip the scales like over. >> but you don't know his waist size. we didn't talk about it. next, inspiring fear. we're getting our first peek of the much anticipated independence day" sequel. >> hard to believe it's been 20 years since bill pullman, jeff goldblum and will smith took us on their epic adventure. now president whitmore and company are braising for an even bigger. >> oh, my god. >> why are they screaming? they're not screaming. they're celebrating. >> stop!
>> she has arrived. >> shouldn't we be nervous? >> yeah. >> oh. well, they asked will smith to be in it but he's like i'm good, i'll sit this one out. ? >> independence day: resurgence" hits theaters june 24th. >> hitting snapchat a how-to video on twerking by who else, serena williams. >> the how to tutorial which we can only hope is a joke features a tennis star dressed in skin tight athletic gear teaching people how to twerk. >> i've never seen this before. she seems to getting it wrong. but it appears to have all been in good fun. williams was apparently taking a break while filming a tv commercial in florida. i've never twerked in my life. i couldn't tell you whether this is good twerking or bad twerking. >> i think she's getting it right. she's doing great. >> nola the floor director doesn't think this is the right twerking style. >> we need to slow it down and
♪ look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities ♪ ♪ forget about your worries and your strife ♪ >> i missed it. >> you've never seen "jungle book." it's heart breaking. i know what you're going to do this weekend. it was back in 1967, 49 years ago disney first delighted audiences with what's considered an animated classic. "the jungle book." so how could they ever improve bon that classic? >> how about by turning it into a hi-tech live action version. kabc's george pennacchio was at last night's premiere. >> the mood for this world premiere clearly set as stars of the jungleoo
director jon favreau worked on this movie for three years. >> most of what you're seeing on screen has been created by artists through digital tools in a more ambitious way than i think has been attempt in the past. it's very hard even for me to tell where the dividing line is. >> reporter: the movie magic you see in this sprawling jungle wasn't even shot outside. it all happened in a building in downtown los angeles that has a view of the freeway. to put it in perspective -- >> there's more jungle here than there was on the set that we filmed. >> mowgli, they've given it a name. >> reporter: the human star is neel sethi who is taking it all in. >> i'm feeling amazed right now. when i came in, everybody started screaming my name. and that was really cool. >> reporter: is it okay to be famous right now? >> yeah, more than okay. > have you lost your mind? >> you said you wouldn't get mad. >> isn't it wonderful the book remains in the title of every interpretation of it, "the jungle book." because it's a great piece of literature.
and john has translated it sublimely well for the screen. >> you've got to figure the nostalgia for people like you and i who saw it when we were kids to watch it again now in this version, it's like the movie grew up with us. >> reporter: a disney legend who worked on the original returned to help with a few songs. >> it's a great telling of the story. it's a new telling of the story. it isn't the disney version that we did 50 years ago but it's so real. it's so amazing. >> reporter: "the jungle book" swings into theaters in 3-d on april 15th. in hollywood, george pennacchio for abc news. >> my goodness, how cute is mowgli? neel sethi? he is adorable. >> he's very cute. >> i can't wait to watch that. >> i think we're forgetting one thing. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> i love that. >> yes, we have to say that. but yeah, he's a cute little kid. >> adorable. >> he loves being famous. >> don't miss our updates, folks on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up more news from abc
making news in america this morning, winning in wisconsin. ted cruz complicating donald trump's path to the nomination and bernie sanders extending his streak with another victory as hillary clinton setting her sights on trump. >> i wish he'd get out of one of his towers and actually walk the streets. >> the primary move prove be to go a game changer with the highlights and analysis. fast-moving wildfires and the rescue caught on camera. more spring snow on the move and record-breaking cold settling in. caught on camera, a driver refusing to stop for police when he suddenly loses control. and fourpeat, the connecticut huskies capping another perfect