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where xander summons the courage to slow dance with violet even though he knows she was just in the bathroom kissing ryder. it's powerful stuff. anyway, i thought it would be kind of fun to act out this scene. i'll play xander. and we need a violet. who would like to play violet? okay. i can play both parts.
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it's especially impressive at night when you can see the lava glowing. these flows began about a week ago. experts an sure us no buildings are threatened unlike two years ago when homes and a cemetery were destroyed. a home in suburban washington, d.c. damaged, but not destroyed by a fireworks show right on its porch. investigators say vandals set off the m-80s causing two large explosions and a fire, and this took place around 2:00 in the morning. a resident said at first she thought it was a home invasion and she doesn't know the house was targeted. baylor university's football sexual assault scandal has claimed another career. the athletic director has resigned days after sanctioned and put on probation. last week they fired coach art broils and demoted the university president. the texas school has been an excused of ignoring reports of sexual assault. baylor hired jim grob as interim
football coach. >> elton john says he's holding out hope for a future meeting with russian leader vladimir putin. he performed last night in moscow and thanked putin for inviting him to discuss lgbt issues as well as hiv and aids although that get together wouldn't take place during his trip to the russian capital, john made it clear there would be other opportunities. >> dialogue compassion is truly what is needed to end the aids epidemic. i hope to be in russia again and often. >> john has been critical of a russian law against so-called gay propaganda. he's criticized putin for suggesting gay people prey on children. so we're having a close encounter of the martian kind. mars at its closest to earth in 11 years right now. at some point in the past few hours ta, the red planet was just over 47 million miles away and will stay close for the next two weeks.
no need for a telescope. if you want to see it, look to the southeast about nightfall for the bright fire yellow object in the sky. matt damon nowhere near it right now. and another incredible sight right here on planet earth. the rescue of a baby elephant caught in a storm drain in sri lanka. no one is sure how the pint sized pachyderm became snared. >> it happened in a port city where hundreds of wild elephants roam freely. port workers and animal rescue officials broke the drain open to free the little elephant there. the animal may have suffered a broken leg. very cute. >> very, very cute. coming up, living down centuries of a bad rap. >> what we're learning this morning about wolves that may make you look at these amazing creatures in a completely new light. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: " wo
dedicated to endangered species, we visited one organization working hard to save the wolf from extinction. >> open the door and let me in. >> reporter: a well-known character from many bedtime stories. ♪ who's afraid of the big bad wolf ♪ >> reporter: the wolf is often feared for its powerful hunting skills but the people at the wolf conservation center in westchester, new york, say the bad reputation is little more than a fairy tale. >> i think the greatest miss kepgs is that they pose a danger to people. they're elusive and shy creatures. wolfs have earned a reputation of being something out to get us. it's really the last thing they want to do. >> reporter: had xwv director maggie howell, yes, howell, is really her name has spent the last 11 years working toward the conservation and recovery of several wolf species. one in particular, the mexican gray wolf. just hit a somber milestone. 40 years on the critically endangered list. >> decades ago, when their
numbers were getting so low, basically the government wanted to identify as many wolves out in the wild as possible and see if they could be recovered by bringing them into captivity starting a breeding program, and then having a chance to release them back out. when they went around surveying looking for the last remaining mexican wolves or lobos, they came up with seven. so the founding population of all mexican wolves on the planet right now was only seven individuals. >> reporter: the wcc is one of 54 facilities taking part in the mexican wolf species survival plan. and though there are still less than 100 of them in the wild, every spring some lucky centers get to experience the birth of one of the rarest creatures in the world. a species fighting for its survival one small bundle at a time. >> this pup is just about a week old. it's a boy. he looks healthy and strong and robust which is awesome. >> reporter: this little guy
goes by trumpet. one day he'll be considered for release into the natural habitat in either arizona, new mexico or northern mexico. >> so it's really important we safeguard their natural behavior if they want them to be wild wolves. most of them our visitors will never see except by webcam. we feed them really appropriate food. it's whole carcass road kill deer. we're hands off. it's our responsibility to give them a second chance. >> reporter: this second chance they're getting means arranging marriages which aren't always successful. >> when it comes to any management decision, whether it's who's breeding with whom or who gets to be released really genetics is at the policemen when making these decisions. >> reporter: this little pup doing his small part to keep the species going and changing perceptions about the big bad scary wolf. >> and speaking of wolf, were you more team edward or jacob from "twilight"? >> i'm going to have to go back and read those books.
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>> i couldn't do it. >> kissing what better? >> okay. moving on. we are all familiar with taps, that bugle call that tribute dozen our nation's veterans at flag ceremonies and military funerals. >> one teenager is now on a mission to change how, when and where we hear taps. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: for 15-year-old katie pryor of oklahoma, "taps" is a labor of love. 24 notes in b-flat major featured in military funerals since the civil war. she learned it for her great-grandfather, a world war ii veteran. >> i wish i would have gotten to play "taps" for him, but i'd like to think that every time i play "taps" at someone else's funeral, i am in part playing it for him, as well. >> reporter: the young trumpet player was horrified to learn most veterans these days hear only a recording of "taps," instead of a live bugler.
so, she formed a volunteer group, training other young musicians to play it properly. today, thanks to her, there are 75 volunteers in 19 states giving something back. >> you are getting to pay tribute to someone that you may not even know. you, a stranger, are getting to honor someone that went out and fought for your country. >> reporter: thanking them with a simple, somber bugle call. david wright, abc news, new york. ♪ wonderful mission. >> i can't hear that without getting the chills every time. amazing. that is the news for this half hour. >> do you remember to follow us on facebook as we take a look at d.c. at this hour. remember to f on facebook as we take a look at d.c. at this hour. remember to fn facebook as we take a look at d.c.
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this morning on "world news now," the race for the white house heating up. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders marching on memorial day while donald trump gets set to announce what his campaign is doing with that charity money meant to help veterans. the latest just ahead. dangerous floods forcing residents in texas to evacuate after floodwaters turned deadly this holiday weekend. meanwhile, the east coast getting washed out with heavy rains. as many travelers find themselves with a tough way back home. and growing outrage over the killing of a gorilla when a boy fell into a zoo exhibit. the staff defending their decision to use lethal force while the boy's life was at risk saying the tragic situation could have been much worse. and turn on, tune in and dropout. we mean farout. check out these b.a.s.e. jumpers
leaping from death defying heights seen from a whole new angle with the help of drone technology. we get a closer look in the mix on this tuesday, may 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm gloria riviera in for diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. this is like, you know this place. it's not like a new car for you. >> it's a little bit familiar. it's so nice to be back. >> yeah. can i ask how long it's been? >> i told you not to do that. i told you not to do that. that is a secret i will take to the grave with me. >> let's just say she was here during ron corning days. >> it's been awhile. >> it's good to have you here. diane is a little bit under the weather today. she's been nursing it for a few days. we're happy to have you here. we get starred, of course, with president obama and the candidates hoping to replace him. >> bernie sanders held a rally in oakland last night to be followed by three more campaign
nents california today. but earlier, he marched in a parade honoring the war dead as hillary clinton did the same in new york. meanwhile donald trump is about to make announcement that veterans have been waiting for. more now from abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: ♪ standing with his hand over his heart as the national anthem played, president obama marking memorial day at arlington national cemetery. the president laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and calling for true remembrance of the sacrifices made by the nation's service members. >> for us, the living, those of house still have a voice, it is our responsibility, our obligation,ing to fill that silence with our love and our support and our gratitude. >> reporter: hillary clinton taking a break from traditional campaigning to honor vets, marking the holiday as she does every year, marching in a memorial day parade in her adopted hometown of chappaqua, new york. >> i love being here.
>> reporter: this after a heavy weekend of campaigning from donald trump trying to rally support from military vets in our nation's capital. >> we're going to rebuild our military and we're going to take care of our veterans. >> reporter: according to trump, the $6 million he's raised is doing just that. he's promising to reveal which groups received the money at a press conference. >> we love the vets. >> reporter: as for bernie sanders, he's hunkered down in the golden state. honoring vets as the this parade in san francisco. but still working to get the nomination ahead of california's big primary on june 7th. and hillary clinton is taking note. as her campaign canceling an appearance in new jersey set for thursday. instead, clinton will campaign in california. lead leading right up till the state's primary. back to you. >> that primary is a week from today. thank you, stephanie. overseas now where it appears a missile launch by north korea has failed. officials in the south say the rocket exploded on the launch pad as soon as a button was pushed. if true, that would make it the
fourth failed attempt by the north to conduct a successful test launch of this new missile. it could potentially reach u.s. military bases in asia and the pacific. the latest battle for fallujah is on. elite iraqui troops attempting to storm the largest city held by isis. but they are expecting fierce resistance. it's estimated that 50,000 civilians are trapped inside the city. and it's believed there are hidden bombs throughout the city. the campaign to free fallujah began a week ago with coalition air strikes. back to the u.s. and to the southeast in texas. where days of torrential rain have many families ready to evacuate. the rain swollen brazos rougher is expected to crest around midday today at about three feet bob its previous record level. that record was set 22 years ago. and caused extensive damage. so far the flooding has killed at least six people. others remain missing including a 10-year-old boy who fell in
the river while fishing. > it's frustrating that we have the family here and they need some closure and we haven't been able to give it to them yet. >> crews will resume searching for the missing today. officials say there's so much water that all 11 reservoirs fed by the river are above 95% capacity. two years ago, parts of the brazos ran dry because of drought. in south carolina, they are also dealing with flooding because of the remnants of tropical storm bonnie. some areas received 8 inches of rain including floods and making those gas pumps you see there completely useless. there will be more showers and storms in that area today. the white house has returned to normal operations after a security breach yesterday afternoon. the secret service ordered a lockdown after a metal object was thrown over the white house fence. a woman was taken into custody immediately afterward. emergency crews then swept the grounds and determined there was no danger to the president. in cincinnati, zoo officials
are depending their decision to kill an endangered gorilla after a child fell into an enclosure this as and ral rights activists gathered outside the zoo on americanal day. marci gonzalez reports from cincinnati. >> reporter: growing outrage about this close encounter. those ten terrifying minutes the child spent inside the zoo exhibit, causing the endangered silverback to lose his life. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> reporter: the horrifying scene playing out in front of the boy's mother. >> mommy loves you! i'm right here. >> reporter: at one point, 17-year-old harambe and the 4-year-old boy appear to look at each other. >> be calm! be calm! >> reporter: then, the gorilla lifts the boy up and drags him to the other side of the moat. zoo officials making the split-second decision to take the gorilla's life. >> my heart sank. you could tell it was a high-powered rifle. >> reporter: authorities say it started when the boy crawled over the barrier, plunging into the moat. the video of the exhibit from 2014 shows the three-foot high railing that separates the crowd from the exhibit.
the same one that's been there for 38 years. >> the exhibit is safe and the barrier's safe. that said, any of us in this room could climb over barriers if we choose. >> reporter: mourners holding a vigil for the gorilla, as anger over his death grows. some pointing to videos like this, showing a gorilla in an illinois zoo in 1996 carrying an injured boy who had fallen into her enclosure to zookeepers for help, saying gorillas can be protective. the zoo defending its decision to shoot the animal. >> that child's life was in we stand by our decision. we'd make the same call today. >> reporter: the boy is home from the hospital, but online calls for his parents to be held accountable. the boy's mother writing in a now-deleted facebook post, "as a society, we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child. accidents happen, but i am thankful that the right people were in the right place." and cincinnati police tell abc news they are not filing charges. the zoo's director tells me, they are now reviewing ways to
make the gorilla exhibit safer. marci gonzalez, abc news, cincinnati. such a tough debate there. in the meantime, a man on the fbi's ten most wanted list is now in custody. phillip policarpio was arrested on sunday. he's an ex-con wanted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend during an argument last month. he is also facing a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. and turns out the kidnapped mexican soccer player alan pulido wasn't rescued. he freed himself. he found himself alone with one captor. he took the man's gun and phone, called mexico's emergency number while fighting with the kidnapper. police claimed credit for the rescue but phone logs obtained by the "associated press" back up his version. incredible. and at long last, the nba finals are set.
it all came down to game seven last night between the oklahoma city thunder and the defending comm golden state warriors. >> and this was quite a comeback. the thunder started off well, taking a six-point lead to the locker room at halftime and then steph curry was just enfuego. he scored 36 points, hitting seven three-pointers. the warriors win their third straight game while facing elimination. final score here, 96-88. step stef was all smiles. that means for the second year in a row, the warriors will face the cleveland cavaliers in the finals. golden state defeating lebron james and the cavs last year in six games. cleveland goes flow the upcoming series well rest and letty unlike last year. last friday they wrapped up the eastern conference title. golden state versus cleveland the nba finals starting thursday night right here on abc.
not a clue, huh? >> no. you know what? i was there in cleveland whether he lebron james came back and rejoined that team. i was not a fan going in, but covering that and seeing him and seeing the fans, i became one. >> he's good. okay. so they really took it on twitter really took it on the thunder last night. you know the whole meme with the sad jordan? so you had sad jordan and face swap that came together. take a look at this one posted here. somebody did a face swap of kevin durant and russell westbrook and put you sad jordan on their face. that is just -- that's just brilliant. that kind of sums it up. >> kind of sums it up. right there. >> a lot of people saying they choked. they had a lot of success this season. coming up later in the mix," meet the man who is kayaking across the atlantic and back. >> first a new warning for what
should be safer waters. the hidden danger in swimming pools, swimmers getting shocked this holiday weekend. we'll tell you what to look out for. >> and also ahead, re-creating roots" for a new generation. the epic story coming back to the small screen. we're going to sit down with the cast opening up about the mini series powerful message. check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." ility? don't put off checking out your medicare options until 65. now is a good time to get the ball rolling. medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. taking informed steps really makes a difference later. that's what it means to go long™. call now and request this free decision guide
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i guess you could say it's a good thing that traffic in the l.a. area was light yesterday as police chased a stolen car suspect for more than two hours. the route included some highways, some surface streets, as well. the suspect had reportedly split with his wife two days earlier and they were talking on the phone during the chase. i'm not sure how that went. police say he appeared to be smoking something, possibly meth while driving at speeds up to 90 miles an hour. just a typical monday in l.a. and a taxi driver at o'hare airport in chicago took door to door service a little too literally. he jumped the curb and smashed through the glass doors of terminal 3 last night. no injured were reported fortunately and the driver was ticketed. also, this holiday weekend, two injuries are shining a new spotlight on a hidden summertime danger into both people were apparently electrokruted in swimming pools and it's raising
new safety concerns. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: at this new jersey hotel pool, swimmers noticed a 34-year-old man wasn't moving. a bystander jumping in to safe him. >> chris went to touch him, he went into convulsions in the pool like this, his body was shaking. >> reporter: the man was rushed to a hospital. police and the hotel say the cause is under investigation, but it may be the second time in two days a pool delivered a dangerous electric shock. in palm springs, a 43-year-old father died in march trying to rescue his 9-year-old daughter from electrified pool water. officials blame a faulty light fixture. swimming pool shocks are rare, but can be deadly. at least 14 people have died since 2002. ungrounded or faulty wires are often to blame, like the kind that zapped these florida swimmers in 2014. the danger is not just in pools. 15-year-old carmen johnson died last month in this alabama lake, electrocuted by defective wiring on a nearby dock. safety experts say pool owners should consider installing low voltage, less dangerous lighting.
they say get one of these. it's basically a high tech circuit breaker that cuts all of the power as soon as there's trouble. and, finally, have an electrician inspect the pool at least once a year. so that this summer, swimmers can keep splashing, worry free. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. frightening stuff there. coming up in our next half hour, an incredible achievement. the wounded warriors lo climbed 5 1/2 miles to the top of the world to remember their fallen fellow veterans. what they say was actually the hardest part of their amazing journey. but first, ars age old epic tale being retold for a brand-new generation. the cast of the reboot of roots". they open up about their powerful new project. you're watching "world news now."
it's been almost 40 years since the mini series "roots" premiered right here on abc, earning critical acclaim and sledding new light on a dark chapter of american history. >> now the epic story is being retold for a new generation. byron pittss sat down with the cast. >> reporter: for eight consecutive nights in january, 1977, a record breaking 140 million americans watched the captivating mini series "roots" on abc. >> cun ta kin ta. >> that's your african name. master give you a new name. >> the iconic program follows several generations of the lives after you family enslave inside the light on an aspect of american history. >> a young african warrior. >> and sparking poignant conversation across the country. >> i can't imagine your ancestors would do this stuff. >> reporter: almost 40 years later, "roots" has been redone for a new generation. >> no, i have seen a bird such
as this. >> reporter: the four-episode series on the history channel. i got a chance to sit down with the cast. >> when i watched the original 1977, it made me angry and proud. and when i watch your version, it made me angrier and prouder. why take on this project? >> because it's necessary to continue to tell this story. the glory of what africa was. >> i grew up in zimbabwe in africa. this is one of the most ambitious portrayals of african history. >> for many of us, we see it as an american story. >> he it's also, it would be disingenuous to pretend we can tell the story, the history of america without also telling the history of africans because it is absolutely enter twined. >> toby. >> cun ta kin ta. >> i am london born second generations jamaican and one of the biggest things i took from playing cun ta kint ta was where his strength came from in
knowing where he was from and holding on to that. >> reporter: jonathan rhys meyers plays the brutal slave owner tom lee who fathers a child with one of the slaves. >> these guys were the part that made you proud. i was the part that made you angry. >> your part pissed me off. >> what the hell do you know about children? may i ask what you did to prepare yourself to play such a dark character. >> i accepted from the moment i got there i would be the villain and i had to be as bruleal as i could possibly be. otherwise i would be dishonest and disrespectful to the material. >> there's a moment in your performance that was particularly difficult. >> i think definitely for me, the hardest day with its own respect was the whipping scene because of the original and it just being so iconic. >> what do you want people to take from this. >> one of my prayers for this is this would bring about a sense of healing and clarity. >> reporter: byron pitts, abc news, new york. it looks good, but i'll tell you
and it is time for the mix. i love "the mix" on this show. i love it. and i love our stories. so we are going to start with a 69-year-old polish man who is embarking on quite an adventure. there he is. alexander doba. he is crossing the -- the beard is good. there guy is crossing the atlantic in a super kayak. there it is. look at that. if there's anything cooler than that, i don't know what it. >> nothing could go wrong there. >> what could possibly go wrong, right? 3,700 miles. he's aiming for portugal and he wants to make it there by september 9th which happens to be his 70th birthday. get this he's done it twice before. he's crossed from senegal to
brazil. >> he looks like he's all by himself, too. >> i think it's going to be lonely. i believe in him. i will be watching him. i hope he has wi-fi on board because i want to hear about it at all. >> imagine how long his beard will be by september 9th of there year. talk about another human feat. look at these scenes from norway. a really cool look at these base jumpers jumping off of a cliff in norway. there drone video that was posted on instagram from pilot viking really gives you a sense of how cray cray this is. these guys jumping hundreds of feet. and then setting off their parachutes. impressive stuff there. >> i'm up for it. it looks fun. it's a group jump. >> no thank you. that could be bonding. we could go out and do that. we have another one for you here. i love this again. i love "the mix." so we have a story about a guy who's a featherweight division
champ. he's very high ranked. but he's setting some other records. >> what's he doing. >> check this out. >> check this out. that is lemon juice. he set the guinness world record for drinking a liter of lemon juice through a straw in 22.75 seconds. >> why? >> there he goes. because why not? because it's there. because it's there. why do we climb mountains because they're there. >> because they're there. and he does it. and boom. boom. enjoying it. >> check it out. >> easy peasy. >> only if there's vodka in that lemon juice. really quickly, this is an annual rite of spring you might say here in england. the annual cheese roll down this hill. down some 200 yards where people just run down this hill chasing after cheese. >> of's sober doing it, too. >> i'm pretty sure they are. that's the winner. >> there he is. >> it's like
this morning on "world news now," bracing for more flooding. more heavy rains forcing evacuations as a texas river swells and a scary tornado. look at that scene. it touched down in colorado. we'll have the full forecast just ahead. and scary moments for bernie sanders in california as protesters rush the stage. the secret service swooping in immediately. how the senator responded to that threat just ahead. >> and new this half hour, a pilot lands his plane right down the center of a highway. he'll tell us what he told air traffic control when he realized he wasn't going to make it and why his t-shirt may have helped keep him calm. and in the first series of dates "the bachelorette"" a villain has emerges. who is he and who got the boot? our bachelorette senior analyst is here. he can't wait to tell you in
"the skinny." it is tuesday, may 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. i hope you had a great holiday. >> and i'm gloria riviera. >> let's get started this half hour with some of that severe weather that we mentioned. >> a surreal looking tornado was one of three that touched down late yesterday near the colorado, nebraska border as it spun along the ground kicking up dust. that tornado destroyed a barn, brought down power lines and did some damage to homes. luckily, there were no reports of injuries. >> fascinating looking at that. >> it's a different concern in southeast texas where the muddy water of the brazos river is spreading across the landscape. the floodwater is expected to crest today about three feet above the previous record level. one official summing under the deadly flooding by saying, "there's nowhere else for the
water to go." abc's brandi hitt has the details. >> reporter: historic and deadly flooding striking texas. with back to back storms leading to more evacuations near houston. >> i thought we were going to be safe. i didn't know it was going to come up this fast. >> reporter: the brazos river reaching major flood stage as emergency crews go door to door performing one rescue after the next. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: entire neighborhoods now underwater from some 20 inches of rain. >> i got to leave. i got leave. >> everything's lost. nothing's safe. >> reporter: at least six people have been killed. authorities here recovering the body of a man seen swept away by flash floodwaters. >> i saw a person holding on to a pole. >> reporter: a 10-year-old boy who fell into the river while fishing remains missing. > it's frustrating we have the family here and they need some closure and we haven't been able to give it to them yet. >> reporter: the region bracing for more heavy rain through the week. while on the east coast, families are cleaning up from
bonnie. >> shouldn't be waves in a parking lot. >> reporter: the former tropical storm has dumped up to 8 inches of rain in the carolinas temporarily shutting down this highway. several roads turned into rivers and gas stations now underwater. >> that storm is now creating dangerous driving conditions all the way up the east coast. in fact, a lot of the families that drove home on memorial day faced wet roads throughout the nation's midsection, as well. kendis and gloria? >> our thanks to brandi. more storms are in the forecast for those affected regions. >> so let's turn our focus to accuweather's paul williams. good morning. >> good morning to you, kendis, gloria. we're looking for the strongest storms to hit the heart of texas throughout most of oklahoma, the southwest corner of missouri going into the western portions of arkansas. now with, this area of red that we're talking about, we're talking about another round tornadoes, another round of supercell thunderstorms where dangerous hail and heavy down pournz not only that,
flooding concerns still along the gulf coast from new orleans up to little rock all the way down towards corpus christie and another slice of severe storms up towards minneapolis. kendis? >> breaking overnight an attempted missile launch by north korea has apparently failed. military officials in south korea say the medium-range missile blew up on the launch pad. if this is confirmed, it would be the fourth failure by the north to conduct a successful test launch of this new missile. >> now to the race for the white house and bernie sanders holding another massive rally in california. about 20,000 people turned out to see sanders at an outdoor event in oakland. halfway through his speech, a group of protesters rushed the stage. script service quickly intervened leading away four people in handcuffs. sanders continues unruffled saying he expects to beat hillary clinton in california. sanders has a string of rallies lined up before next week's primary and he is expected to draw more large crowds.
>> i've been just amazed by the kinds of turnouts we've seen here in california and the energy behind those turnouts. if we go in there with a lot of momentum, i would obviously hope to come out with the nomination. > hillary clinton spent the day on the opposite coast, marching in a memorial day parade in her adopted home town of chappaqua, new york. she was accompanied by former president clinton and several other politicians along a short parade route that she walks every year. clinton has canceled an appearance in new jersey this week opting to campaign in california instead. and conservatives in the "never trump" movement are threatening to introduce a new presidential candidate. weekly standard editor and abc news contributor bill kristol tweeted there will be an independent candidate and an impressive one with a strong team and a real chance. donald trump fired back, if dummy bill kristol actually does get a spoiler to run as an independent, say good-bye, he says, to the supreme court. kristol tells abc news there is
nothing imminent but he said the mere mention of an independent candidate has unnerved trump. meanwhile trump has apparently stumped renowned theoretical physicist. stephen hawking. hawking says he cannot explain trump's popularity and he called trump a demagogue who appeals to the lowest common denominator. police in houston have identified the suspect in the shooting rampage that left one person dead. they say dionisio garza iii entered an auto detailing shop and started firing. a customer was killed. after that, garza walked into the neighborhood and began firing at random. garza was from southern california. he served several tours of duty in afghanistan. his stepmother believes he suffered from ptsd. a violent memorial day weekend in chicago. four people including a teenaged girl were killed and get this,
at least 55 people were wounded in shootings. 15-year-old veronica lopez died when someone opened fire on the car in which she was riding. investigators say it may have been a case of road rage. >> police in santa monica, california, have identified the man suspected of putting a date rape drug in his date's drink. michael hu is being held on $1 million bail. three woman spotted him dropping an unknown substance into the woman's drink while she was away from the table. they later alerted the woman. surveillance video from the restaurant confirmed the women's story. >> it was a very scary moment for airline passengers in tampa. their flight had to be aborted as it was taking off because of a tire the boeing 737. it blew and it started a fire. there were no injuries and the 131 passengers were busted back to the terminal. their replacement flight finally left, however, some seven hours later. another pilot was also thinking quickly in an emergency yesterday. he landed his small plane on and
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of his father marine sergeant christopher jacobs. the north carolina boy's father the north carolina boy's father died in a training accident in california whether he was just 9 months old. >> oh, that photo. another heartfelt tribute to the america's fallen, an amazing achievement played out on the other side of the world. >> you had three wounded warriors, one mountain and one singular objective. here's abc's dan harris. >> we followed their trek, the incredible journey. >> we just summited everest which is 29,029 feet. >> and team usx, three american veterans talking to us from base camp for the first time since they reached the top of the world last week. >> i would definitely say climbing mt. everest has been worth it. that's retired staff sergeant chad jukes hit by an ied in iraq in 2006. he climbed with a prosthetic leg and active duty captain elyse ping medvigy, her goal to remember the others. >> i have here a picture of pfc
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bachelorette analyst, jack sheehan. >> seated from the get-go this week. no entry, no nothing. you know why? >> why? >> because things are getting hot on "the bachelorette." >> only week two. >> roll that beautiful bachelorette footage. there's our girl jojo. she was looking hot. you know what i mean by looking hot. this was the first group date. there's some heat for you at a fire academy right there in southern california. the guys were pulling hoses. they were putting out fires. this dude wells, he suffered in the heat to a certain extent. he had some problems. jojo felt bad for him. >> but good hair on jojo. >> everybody's got good hair, especially our guy robby. well, nonetheless, anyway, grant, they had some competitions during this whole thing. grant who's a firefighter not the guy who is laying on the floor. that's grant right there. coming through the ceiling. he's our hero. he wins all the competitions. but when it comes down to it,
wells, the guy laying on the ground, he got the rose from the group date. >> what? >> seriously. >> so just pass out, you win a rose. >> you can't figure this thing out. >> that is not right. >> hey, you know what? every season on the bachelorette, there's a villain. this season's villain is chad johnson. we're going to call this guy ochocinco. nfl fans will know what i'm talking about. this guy chad, he's doing pullups. this is a pretty big dude. let's put it that way. no kidding. that's impressive. >> he works out. >> yeah. it's fair to say he wasn't playing nice with others. he's not participating in the who will sing song spectacle for jojo. he goes on the group date. he's actually calling jojo naggy. guys, yeah. >> he went there right away? >> he did. he went there right away. others had some evaluations of chad. they called him a complete jerk. and they said that he had taken
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of the action. >> she was busy. >> indicate lynnesque on the kiss count, some might say. next week, ladies and gentlemen, two episodes of "the bachelorette." we'll see what's going on therein monday and tuesday on that note, analyst out. >> all right. we just got used to you for a second ago. and it gets into a fight next week. all right, next to another man who is feeling objectified. actor kit harrington, the "game of thrones" star calling out sexism towards men saying it's demeaning. harrington is shining a new spotlight on a phenomenon all too familiar with women but almost always overlooked with men. sexual objectification. >> i don't know. okay. well, harrington tells britain's "sunday times" that i like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks. harrington is calling out what he sees as a hollywood double standard in that male sexual objectification is not taken as seriously as that directed
towards women. clearly to get to the bottom of that, we're going to have to see a lot more of him. >> exactly. >> it has to happen. >> oh, my god. >> next up, just outside hollywood, one particularly strong female celebrity is saying hello to her new home. >> talking about adele set to sign a $130 million record breaking contract with sony. >> that is right. reportedly peeled off a mere $9.5 million, just $9.5 million for a 6600 square foot mansion in beverly hills in a top secret sale, the dutch colonial with notes of craftsman and french country includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, treehouse and even an outdoor train set. >> it's located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in that area. it's a gated community. her neighbors include jennifer lawrence, ashton kucher, mila kunis, cameron diaz and nicole richie. >> it's not a bad crowd. >> just to name a few. not bad at all. interesting. beautiful house. >> yes, absolutely. you know, i like adele.
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