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there are new concerns this morning about the food you may be feeding your dog or cats. the country's two biggest pet stores are taking products off of their shelves. >> the items are made in china and there is a growing fear they may not be safe to eat. abc's matt gutman has the details. >> reporter: this dog is the survival of a mystery treat muttly's owners say made him sick. >> he was very, very sick and was not eating, he was just -- not interested in doing anything. he was very lethargic every day. >> reporter: muttly is one of the 5600 dogs the fda says may have been sickened by the chinese-made jerky treats, 1800 since lost october, more than 1,000 dogs have died. the fda has been tracking the complaints about the treats from pet owners for years but still can't say for sure the jerky is causing the illness. pet owners in a panic causing two mega retailers pet smart and petco to announce the chinese
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treats will soon be gone. so petco has allowed us to come into their store to see which of the products still on their shelves are made in china. a bunch of these products made in china are still on the shelves here at petco. company says, though, by the end of the year all of these will be gone. interestingly, look closely, all of these products are on clearance. they are still on the shelves for now. the stores tell us because there's been no government recall, and the makers say they're safe. as for little muttly, well, he took four months to recover but now has the wag back in his tail. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> how interesting, still not clear what they were contaminated with or how these products may have been hurting the dogs, although a lot of them who died, the owners report that
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they died of renal failure. >> when you think, by the way, if you are not going to carry the products anymore you should take them off right away. >> why are we waiting? what's the hold up? they are killing animals. >> well, nobody knows for sure but if you think it might be, probably not a good idea to buy them now or later. >> what's the deal with -- did he say they were on sale or not on sale? it doesn't matter. take them off the shelves now. >> probably not a good idea. >> why are we waiting? coming up the little pink pill. it is called viagra for women but the fda is calling it out of bounds. we will tell you why in the controversy ahead. straight ahead next half hour, watch pit [ male announcer ] now get more of what you deserve.
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that is being called the women's answer to the little blue pill viagra. and that possibility is what makes this "our favorite story of the day," really? >> but the fda said no even though the women that tried it said it doubled their hankering for romance. we are "up all nightline." >> reporter: it is known as a viagra for women. >> the little pink pill. >> it is the little pink pill. >> reporter: a tiny tablet that could have a huge impact in the bedroom. >> i think this is an absolute evolution in the female sexual revolution. >> reporter: but you won't be able to get the pink pill just yet because the drug is locked in a heated battle for fda approval, raising controversial questions about why there are so many sexual enhancement drugs out there for men. >> why would you let erectile dysfunction get in your way? >> reporter: and zero for women. >> there are 25 drugs approved for some form of male sexual dysfunction but zero for women. >> we will have spaghetti for dinner. hope that is okay.
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i think when i really realized something was wrong with him i didn't feel like myself. >> reporter: this mom of four said she used to have a smoldering sex life with her husband, over time things cooled off big time. she said the problem wasn't with him but her. >> i felt like even though we were close and having a great relationship, there was something just not there. >> reporter: amanda parish took the pink pill as part of the clinical trials. >> i can remember the very first time driving down the road at about lunchtime in the middle of the day thinking about my husband and all of a sudden getting a little flutter, and when i say flutter, i'm not talking about a heart rate further. it was a little further south, but that was the first time literally in my life that had ever happened to me. >> reporter: the little pink pill is more than curing a waning libido. it is specifically for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder or hsdd. while many doctors agree it is a problem. >> there are no medical treatment options at all for hsdd.
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>> reporter: cindy whitehead is out to change that. >> about one in four women report sexual dysfunction. >> reporter: she's the woman behind the little pink pill. whose name is less than sexy libantheram. she quit her job to buy the rights and founded sprout pharmaceutical. she's been fighting for fda approval for three years. >> what did you hear from the fda? >> we heard from the fda in the simplest term no. but they basically said to us is in a risk-benefit evaluation they felt that the effect was only modest and therefore they didn't give us approval. >> reporter: the fda denied our request to be interviewed or comment specifically on the drug, but they are denying any allegations of gender bias. >> it is not sexist for the fda not to approve a dug it doesn't >> reporter: some doctors say it was rejected for a simple reason, it's an ineffective drug
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for a non-existent problem. >> it's a classic marketing technique to first create a problem and then sell a solution. and that's what is going on here. sexual desire varies by person and varies by phase of life, but that doesn't make it a disease. >> reporter: cindy whitehead and sprout pharmaceuticals are appealing the fda's decision. if sprout wins the appeal it could be available as early as next year. it's a ruling women like amanda parish are eagerly waiting for. for "nightline" i'm mara sciavocampo. >> pretty interesting. i'm confused. one i think increases the desire. >> it is apples and oranges. >> scientists have known for years that women's sexual organ is her brain and viagra addresses blood flow. it is kind of a different thing. one is blood flow in the man's pill, and the other is something to do with your brain for women. >> correct. therefore they can't be compared and the fda is saying the effects are only modest and really a pill that changes your
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thousand pieces of hate mail, we were talking about the female aphrodisiac pill. >> the pink pill. >> and what i meant was if you want to turn on your lady, do some work around the house. she will be so impressed from the man that maybe you'll get some. you were like, do the dishes, not what i meant. >> now we get it. now to "the mix." we have to start "the mix" with the cutest goat we have ever seen in our entire life. this little guy is called frosty the snow goat. it happens to be his birthday and he's feeling special. here's why. he suffers from a debilitated illness called joint nasa lrks
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it's an illness where fluid builds up behind his knees and doesn't allow him to walk. a sanctuary made this device for him so he doesn't have to push pressure on his hind legs and can remain mobile. he is brought back to health but has to stay mobile for fluids not to affect him in any adverse way. anyway, the point of all that is this is the cutest goat we have seen in our entire life. his name, by the way, frosty the snow goat. that is cute in itself. >> very cute. look at that face, like lambchop, the little puppet. >> the song that never ends, he's just too adorable. and so sweet to everyone around him. >> a little kiss here. >> thanks for the wheels. love ya. bye. too adorable. >> that's pretty cool on a stircafe.com. cinnabon, that smell, that you have to come back for more. apparently there's a reason. they are in an airport for a reason. they want to be around places where there is high traffic. they build in high pedestrian traffic areas because of the scent.
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>> and malls. >> it lingers there and tempts people. the scent smacks you up side the head every time they open the door. the chain bakes every 30 minutes to keep the scent in the air. >> there is cinnabon everything. sinnabon popcorn, cinnabon candles -- >> the smell seems out, all about it. >> very cool. we want to get to this. it's wonderful 21 innovative -- some don't say it's up no saytive because when you need to open a bottle of beer, you need to open a bottle of beer. >> yeah, you do. >> but let's get started. innovative ways to open a bottle of beer, handcuffs, cash, make it a hard surface and then three, two, one, pop, pop, pop away. very cool. with a bottle of wine. a spoon. chopsticks, a cd. that's interesting.
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this morning on "world news now," health care outrage. the growing scandal involving veterans denied medical care. the president speaks up as veterans demand answers. not funny. the fbi director's attempt to joke about job applicants that smoke marijuana, the criticism, apology and the growing buzz about weed. a veteran flight attendant reveals about the best seats the germs on jets and what to do to get better service. family frenzy. the kardashians take paris by storm as the european excitement builds before kim and kanye's big day. new details about their elaborate wedding in "the skinny" on this thursday, may 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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good thursdays thursday morning, everyone. we begin with the details over the care at the v.a. hospital. >> rob neighbors travels to phoenix to tour the hospital at the center of the allegations. this after the president made his first public comments on the investigation. abc's jim avila is at the white house. >> reporter: a national disgrace. durham, north carolina, this dying vietnam vet waits eight months for care. in indianapolis, this sick vet can't get her meds for months. >> this is the type of hospital care that you receive. >> reporter: and in phoenix, sally barns loses her father-in-law thomas to cancer after waiting for more than a year from a doctor. anxious to finally hear directly from president obama. >> yes, i wanted to hear a long time ago. >> reporter: the president promises a v.a. hospital staff anywhere have gamed the system, creating secret lists to hide delays, people will be punished. >> it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful and i will not tolerate it, period. >> reporter: president obama
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saying he wants answers to four questions before firing anyone. the checklist, who cooked the books? were they under pressure to deliver unrealistic appointment dates? who set those guidelines? and who covered up? the inspector general's investigation now spread to 26 hospitals in 11 states that we know of, but the president stuns relatives by saying so far the ig has found no case where a death was actually caused by the delays. >> the ig indicated that he did not see a link between the wait and them actually dying. >> reporter: bringing another wave of anger to sally back in phoenix. >> he's lying and that's why i'm angry. because, in fact, they are ñi responsible for his death. >> reporter: still the president's vowing to fix whatever is wrong at the v.a. jim avila, abc news, the white house. 80 american troops are headed to africa to help in the search for the kidnapped nigerian schoolgirls. the pentagon says half of them
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will make up a launch and recovery team for a drone being used in the search. the other 40 are providing security for that team. no troops will be involved in ground searches, though. prosecutors in boston are revealing more evidence in the case against accused bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. they say the bomb used was fairly sophisticated with fuses made of christmas lights and a detonator made of a model car part. the prosecutors say tsarnaev and his brother told a carjacking victim they may explode more bombs in new york. an attempt at humor backfired on the head of the fbi. james comey joked about recruiting agents from the ranks of america's pot smoking geniuses and let's just say it didn't go over well. >> reporter: the fbi has been known as the straight-laced, just the facts lawmen depicted in the classic tv show. currently if you smoke marijuana in the past three years, you need not apply to the fbi but a bit of a buzz has been created after fbi director james comey
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was asked on monday if the fbi would hire a talented computer whiz who smokes pot. in response comey said, i have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cyber criminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview." does that mean the fbi is considering a change in the pot policy? the fbi said hold on and the fbi director said the comments were partly in jest. >> i'm determined not to lose my sense of humor, but unfortunately there i was trying trying to be both serious and funny. i'm absolutely dead set against using marijuana. i don't want young people to use marijuana. it is against the law. i did not say i'm going to change that ban.xd i said i have to grapple with the change in my workforce. >> reporter: some members of congress were not laughing, worried all the smoke may confuse young people. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> there you have it. i happen to understand that this was a joke. i don't think it is that big of a deal.
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it's pretty clear there's a policy in place and the director isn't all of a sudden going to change the policy because of a joke he made. >> yesterday we did a pot brownie story and i have a hard time wrapping my mind around two states in the union saying it is completely legal and you can't do it for three years and get an interview. something needs to mesh. >> you have to marry the two ideas. >> there you go. moving on to this now, a close call for a high school track team in vermont escaping from a burning school bus. 20 students were headed to a meet when they smelled fuel and noticed a fire in the engine. the driver quickly got all the kids out of the back door just before the entire bus went up in flames. the team lost all their belongings but luckily no one was injured. and we are getting a first look at a surveillance video from a frightening pool accident in florida. watch the girl who's highlighted there. she approaches the railing, grabs it. she is paralyzed from the electricity.
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>> oh, my gosh! >> the man pulls her out. another child in the water for several more seconds. the man risks his life to drag them all to safety. in all three children were shocked. >> i was in the pool and the metal railing, i was swimming close to it and i felt a shock. >> wow. 10-year-old diego, 6-year-old sister spent five nights in the hospital. the children were shocked but the pool pump was not properly ground and when it malfunctioned it electrified the water. a fast-moving wildfire to tell you about now tearing across arizona, and it is expected to double overnight. the fire forced evacuation and burned through 4500 acres near sedona. more 3,000 others have been told to be prepared to leave. vacationers headed to the popular recreation area for the memorial day weekend are being turned away. despite 500 firefighters on the ground, that fire is still zero percent contained. the denver area is cleaning up after yesterday's severe weather including a tornado outbreak. at least eight tornados touched
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down knocking down trees, causing minor damage. the heavy rains also caused some flooding. and there were cans collations and delays at the airport. at one point passengers were told to evacuate and seek shelter. the denver area was also hammered with hail the size of softballs. snowplows were called in to clear out the hailstones. the storm snarled traffic on major highway. more severe weather is likely today. and it also still looks like winter on the shores of lake superior with tons of ice in duluth, minnesota. and with temperatures hovering just above freezing, it has not been able to melt. that should change this weekend when the temperatures start to rise. those poor folks. >> let's take a look at the rest of your weather. as we mentioned, there could be more severe weather in the denver area extending to the eastward into the high plains. and there could be rain in southern california, kentucky and tennessee, and thunderstorms in much of the northeast. temperatures will be moderate in the northwest. but in the cool side, 50s and 60s around the great lakes.
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and in new england, highs will be in the 80s and 90s. and in the south, as far as washington. now we go north of the border to canada for an up-close visit with a little friend we don't usually see so close up. whoa! >> we don't usually see a baby moose in front of a truck. the guys found the young female on his way to an animal shelter. so he stopped off for coffee at tim hortons. >> she's so chill. >> turns out her mother was killed shortly after giving birth. the young calf will be cared for at a refuge for at least a year before being released in though to the wild. i have a feeling that she thinks people are her mom now. >> yeah, check this out. the moose still had the umbilical cord attached and was wet when he found her. so she had just come out of the belly. i wonder how mama died. it's pretty clear that the wolves would have got to her if he had not saved her. he is her daddy. >> yes, he is. you are right about that. richest actors in the world
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that sounds really grown up. >> yeah. >> i hear it in bumps on the show all the time. >> you like it? >> i like it more and more every time they play it. crime alert. we always hear about pickpockets during christmastime but summer is primetime for pickpockets because people are more relaxed and often travel. >> abc's cecilia vega gets a play-by-play by the experts. >> reporter: surveillance video catches a pickpocket in action inside of this san diego whole foods. watch for a split second, the shopper turns away from the cart, and that's all the man in the checkered shirt needs, his hands covered by a shopping bag, hide what he is about to do. the woman has no idea this crook walked away with her wallet and handed it off to a partner.
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in the produce aisle, the man in the white shirt gets the attention of the clerk. now the clerk's back is turned, his partner in the row behind him swoops in as the woman in the hat looks away from her cart to pick the perfect apple, he picks up her wallet. surviellance videos to kgtv hoping they would lead to an arrest. theft rings run by sticky-finger crooks are making a killing. in philadelphia, investigators say this group has perfected the crime. this man sits directly behind his victim, hidden by his jacket he reaches right inside of her purse hanging on the chair. >> the thieves analyze you very well, watching for the weakest victim. >> reporter: bob arnot is a master pickpocket who advises law enforcement on how to catch the crooks. he and his wife bambi acting as the decoy show me how it is done. the woman at this table is so busy talking she has no idea what is going on behind her. >> did you take my wallet? >> did you have any idea what he
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was doing behind you? >> no. >> reporter: it happened fast. watch bob's hand again. it looks like he is leaning on her chair but her purse is going, going, gone. there are ways to avoid becoming a victim, keep your valuables in the bottom of the bag, not the top. keep everything in your line of sight. that cell phone on the table, now you see it, now you don't. >> your phone. >> oh, my phone. i didn't even realize. wow. >> crime of opportunity. news, phoenix. >> kind of scary. a good reminder. hot spots for pickpocketing, horse racing track filled with cash. i imagine casinos would be a good place. boisterous, crowds, mardi gras, crowded places like public transportation. >> the opposite of this, you see this a lot. like public transportation where people have started to realize if they snatch and run, people
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that are on trains can't do anything. a lot of people end up -- you are on your phone on the train all the time sitting while your phone is wide open for everyone to see by a door. someone comes, grabs your phone, runs out the door. by the time you realize what is going on they are gone. or there's this type of thing when you get home and go to pay, and not only is the money out of your purse but the whole purse is gone. that has to be a crazy feeling. >> be careful out there. when we come back we will check in skinny time. two weddings to talk about, first the "modern family" nuptials and the kardashians are on the move. >> could it be for kim and kanye's big day? details after this. >> a
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♪y ♪ skinny so skinny topping "the skinny" this morning, mitch and cam finally tie the knot. the "modern family" big event finally came off, but first the chaos that included a wildfire that forced a time change. can you imagine? and a falling out between mitch
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and his dad, jay. >> but the moment did arrive. jay walked mitch down the aisle and the family was there to witness the moment. >> i'm privileged to pronounce you spouses for life. you may now kiss your husband. [ applause ] >> last night's episode was the second of the two parter ending "modern family's fifth season. too cute. and now to the other big wedding that looks more and more like kim and kanye's big day that will be this weekend. the kardashian clan descending on paris. kim lpgrand's grandma, kris, have all been seen and paparazzi is there with them. word is that the guests will fly to florence, italy, for the reception. >> i love that ensemble she is wearing there. >> they have rented out a 16th
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century fort for the occasion. insiders say saturday's the day. i'm tingling with excitement. >> yeah. >> i can't wait to show you another video of her boobs about to fall out. >> call it a national holiday and everyone take the day off. >> please. new survey of the world's richest actors. >> full of surprises. what may not surprise you all of them are men but topping the list is comedian jerry seinfeld, worth $820 million. shah rukh khan, the biggest bollywood star, but also a sports team owner, then tom cruise, 480 million. johnny depp, 450 million tied with tyler perry. that's quite a pair. >> the back five, jack nicholson, tom hanks, bill cosby, clint eastwood. that makes sense if you think about, all long careers, very successful on tv and films a long time and then check out number ten, adam sandler. >> he makes his own movies. >> very true. >> he keeps more than the payday the actor would get. a lot of them in the same case. >> you might be right. they are kind of producers in their own rite. >> i went to nyu with adam sandler, class of 198.
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saw him in the gym all the time, we used to spot each other once in a blue moon. if i had known he would be that adam sandler. >> you would have been nicer to him. >> i would have introduced myself instead of saying hey, man. the newest "star wars" movie, number seven, is now shooting in abu dhabi. that desert kingdom will stand in for a galaxy, far, far away. and we are sure there will be a strange cast of characters like the first six movies. >> that's right. j.j. abrams is looking for one more human inviting anyone to audition and it only takes a $10 donation to unicef. >> we want to put you in the movie "star wars." we will give you a chance to win a trip. >> the production has been veiled in secrecy. you may remember this rehearsal photo from last month, including the original stars, harrison ford, carrie fisher, mark hamill and some other interesting new faces. >> pretty cool. some stars celebrating birthdays today, steve morrissey turning 55. how can that be?
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so i know how important that is. ♪ vacation travel season is getting underway. if you plan to fly this summer you want to hear this. >> there may be some nasty germs climbing on board with you and a veteran flight attendant shares the secrets of the industry with abc's mara sciavocampo. >> reporter: air travel an estimated 2 million of us fly each day. many were left wondering, are the best kept secrets of the sky? enter heather poole, a flight attendant for almost 20 years and the author of "cruising
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attitude." >> the job is unlike any other job. >> reporter: first up, cabin chills. while customers get cold on board one spot is worst than the rest. >> exit row is the coldest row because the window and seal makes it colder. >> reporter: if you opt for an airline blanket, it might not be cleaned. so they are not washed after every flight? >> no. >> if it is in the plastic, that means it is clean. >> yes. >> reporter: second secret, those blankets may not be the only thing that is are dirty. >> i have seen passengers change their baby's dirty diaper get changed up here. their bare feet up here. this tray table gets abused. >> reporter: we reached out to several carriers said the planes are cleaned regularly but the schedule varies by airline. if your seat is in the back you may not get the best service. >> we run out of things. if you are in the back you might be left with little. >> right. >> reporter: or if you ever get trapped in the bathroom, they'll come to your rescue. >> you just opened it from the
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outside. >> i did. >> you can do that from all flights? >> i can. >> reporter: but you won't tell us how? >> no. >> reporter: it's an industry secret? >> yes. >> reporter: poole says the most important tip is this one. >> if someone makes hello and makes eye contact, i want to give them water, whatever i can give them i will give them. >> reporter: make sure you are a friendly flyer. mara sciavocampo, abc news, new york. >> good to know about the pillow in the plastic. if it is in the plastic it is clean. i feel like yesterday we may have said the opposite because we didn't know better. but good tip. >> nice. they could have made me the pilot. >> no, the story is in the know flight attendants. >> bright red suit. >> "world news now" insomniac airlines. >> of course. >> you would know this. the woman in the piece said it is like camping she brings everything she needs on the flight and never puts her food directly on the tray table. >> and that's from who somebody who knows. >> announcer: this is "world
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here's some of the top headlines we are following on "world news now." a woman kidnapped in california when she was 15 years old is free. she was held captive. she was taken by her mother's boyfriend and rescued after finding her sister on facebook. details in just a moment. the u.s. is sending 80 military personnel to africa to help in the search for those missing girls in nigeria. the pentagon says half of them will make up a launch and recovery team for drones and the other 40 are providing security. attackers in northwestern china this morning kill more than 30 people, injuring more than three times as many. witnesses say there were up to a dozen explosions in all. and the president's point person on the v.a. health care investigation is in phoenix today to visit the hospital at
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the center of the abuse allegations. those are just some of the top stories on this thursday, may 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.ñr >> good thursday morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with the horrific kidnapping ordeal in california finally over after ten years of abuse. >> a woman who was ab doesn'ted when she was just 15 years old was finally rescued after finding her sister on facebook. and now her mother's ex-boyfriend is behind bars. kabc's eileen frere has the latest from southern california. >> reporter: police allege that isidro garcia brainwashed the victim, starting when she was 15 years old. garcia was the boyfriend of her mother. the victim had just moved from mexico to santa ana to live with her mother and sisters when she alleges that garcia started to in august of 2004, garcia allegedly kidnapped the victim. as she walked in jerome park in
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santa ana. he's suspected of drugging her. police say the next thing she remembers is waking up to find herself locked in a garage in compton. >> he later returns. he has documentation with new information, regarding her, her name, et cetera. tells her this is your new name, this is what you are to use. he's changing her identity. >> reporter: police allege garcia kept the victim by his side forcing her to work with him at night cleaning buildings. she tried to escape twice and he beat her both times. >> this is a 15-year-old girl that's only been in the country for six months. she doesn't know where to go or what to do. she's in a strange city. he's all she's got. that's where the brainwashing starts. >> reporter: garcia moved several times over the years to suspect being caught. garcia is suspected of changing the girl's age on documents so he could force her in to marriage in 2007.
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in 2012, they had a child and ended up living in bell gardens. on monday, police were called to the home after receiving reports of a fight. it was at that time that the victim told police who she was. shocking for some residents in her old neighborhood in santa ana who remember the victim's mother back in 2004 as she desperately searched for her missing daughter. >> i remember she went crazy looking for her at that time. i was a little kid but at that point i didn't really care. now i know she's alive, so it really does impact me now. i really -- it gives me chills to hear she's alive. >> reporter: this is eileen frere reporting. >> by the way, our station in california just conducted an interview with the victim. obviously the name is not being released and she didn't want to show her face. we understand why. her mom had her arm around her the entire time. just so happy her daughter is home. she said she's happy to be back with her family, and she spoke about her time in captivity. she was afraid of the captor obviously. she did what he wanted, no matter what it was. that obviously leads us to understand why she married and
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had a child, with him, but she never gave up hope. >> she told kabc that she tried to escape once but was badly beaten. she said they socialized a bit with the neighbors but she was just too scared to tell them or get any help. >> oh, man. >> we will be following this one. two elementary school students in new york are accused of putting rat poison in their teacher's water. other students witnessed the pair putting something into the teacher's water bottle. a mother of one of the witnesses called the school and police got involved. the teacher will be okay. and another disturbing crime in the new york area. 70 men and one woman have been arrested on child porn charges. police say many of them held trusted positions in the community. here's abc's susan saulny. >> reporter: a police chief, rabbi, boy scout leaders and little league coaches. in all, 71 people, all but one of them a man, arrested and charged with the production and distribution of child pornography. the result of an investigation by federal authorities in and around new york city. one of the largest ever roundups of people who anonymously trade
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child porn over the internet. >> this operation puts the lie to the classic stereotypical profile that child predators are nothing more than than unemployed drifters. many of the defendants, are, in fact, well educated and successful in their prooif and professional lives. >> reporter: federal agents infiltrated peer-to-peer networks and seized thousands of images from 600 desktop and laptop computers. tablets, smartphones and other devices. they say advances in technology have made it easier to collect and trade sexually explicit images of children. >> the search terms we came across during this investigation include real child rape, mom/daughter family sex and pthc, pre-teen hard core. >> reporter: this man seen here in his facebook picture is accused of engaging in sex acts with 15-year-old girls. >> they are nothing more than
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videotaped crime scenes, watched by predators lurking in the shadow of the internet. >> reporter: the authorities say dozens of computers seized could lead to more clues and more arrests. john and diana? >> susan, thank you. general motors may release results of an internal investigation in a few weeks. gm's ceo mary barra was on capitol hill to brief members of congress. several reports say she told them how the automaker handled the ignition defect is almost done. more could be announced in early june. mcdonald's workers and labor leaders plan to keep up pressure on the fast food change today as they did yesterday at mcdonald's headquarters. they will demonstrate for higher wages. more than 100 of the 1,000 or so protesters were arrested when they crossed police lines. part of a push to raise the minimum wage. half of the workers who earn the minimum wage are in the fast food industry. four day couples in montana are challenging their state's same sex ban on gay marriage. only the dakotas remain where such bans take place. no lawsuit seeks to overturn
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them. meanwhile, day gay couples in pennsylvania can move ahead with wedding plans with peace of mind because pennsylvania's governor has announced he will not appeal tuesday's overturning of his state's gay marriage ban. hundreds of firefighters are battling a ferocious wildfire burning out of control in arizona. the fire has forced evacuations and scorched 4500 acres near sedona. more than 3,000 others have been told to prepare to leave, and vacationers heading to the popular vacation area are being turned away. here's a look at thursday's weather. more severe weather in the denver area and south of it today. thunderstorms across the plains and as far as washington and new york and new england. cooler temperatures will move to the west today. but the southwest will still be in the 80s and 90s. the lowest midwest will be about the same, but much cooler near the great lakes and 80s for the south, but only 50s and 60s for the northeast. topping our health headlines this morning, extreme measures in the fight against breast cancer. researchers at the university of
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michigan say most women who get a preventative double mastectomy don't need it. the study found 70% of women who chose to have both their healthy and cancerous breasts removed as a precaution actually have a low chance of developing the disease again. your smartphone may be messing with your sleep. it is not the apps, not even xd candy crush keeping you awake, but the blue light coming from the phone when it is not in use. that's interesting, the light coming from phones and tablets is predominantly blue. the brain signals that blue is time to wake up and get moving. red line is a symbol for dusk and bedtime. you know what i do, turn them over. >> turn them off all together, turn them over. >> i will keep them on silent but turn them over so i'm not seeing the screen. >> i wonder how long it will take for the smartphone developers to figure out that's what they need to do in order for people to buy more phones. although they are all over the place. maybe you could switch, press a button and now your screen turns red and helps you fall asleep.
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i fall asleep with my phone in my hand anyway. >> on this shift it is pretty easy. president obama's oldest daughter malia about to start her driving lessons. her mother spoke about it this week. informing us that malia will be driving this summer. and then she joked, look out. the president and first lady won't be teaching her to drive. the secret service likely wouldn't feel comfortable with that. malia can get her learner's permit after she turns 16 which is on july 4th. a businessman in the president's hometown of chicago is looking to cash in when a new law takes effect there next year. that law will ban the use of plastic grocery bags to pick up your dog. the guy developed the first usda certified cleanup bag made from renewable sources. >> we say we are saving the earth one poop at a time. it catches on with people because a lot of people do care about the environment. >> his bag is made up of at least 36% corn, vegetable oil and other renewables.
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and we are sure to tell you you can find more of his pop bags at popbags.com. >> so glad you got to say it. you got to say it three times. >> poop bags. >> there you go. number four. >> poop bags. we have heard the joke about lions, tigers and bears. wouldn't it be great if they could just all get along? >> well, don't look now, but that's exact lly what is happeng in a non-profit animal sanctuary in georgia. it is called noah's ark and they live, play and hang out together. all in the same enclosure. >> that is cool. they were malnourished when they were found by police 13 years ago. now they are inseparable. >> i bet the bear thinks they are all lions, the tiger thinks they are all
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>> i wonder when it is intense in there when they have to fight over the last hot dog who wins. who got busted dancing to pharrell's huge hit "happy"? the rubik's cube has been around 40 years. a look on this "throwback thursday." and the best sky divers showing off. you are watching "world news now." ♪ free fallin' ♪ i'm free, free fallin >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by clearasil ultra. yeah but is it.... this fast? faster! how about this fast? clearasils faster wow this fast? faster. fix breakouts fast with clearasil ultra. it starts working instantly sending the max amount of medicinde allowed, deep into your pores. for visible clearer skin in as little as 12 hours. up your game fast with clearasil ultra. and to fight face, chest and back breakouts, try new clearasil ultra face and body lotion.
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all right. happy here in the middle of the night? >> i'm happy. >> i'm happy pharrell's hit "happy," but when some fans in iran danced with the music they landed in jail. >> pharrell caught wind in the turn of events and this morning most of those young iranians are happy again. >> reporter: they call it happy in tehran. ♪ >> reporter: young iranians lip-syncing t(pharrell's hit. their message, even in oppressive iran, there is joy, but 165,000 hits later when the iranian police found out, the joy was over. they rounded up and arrested the six dancers and the filmmaker calling the homemade video with women not wearing the required head scarves vulgar and an affront to public chastity. the world reaction was swift. pharrell himself tweeting it's beyond sad these kids were
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arrested for trying to spread happiness. iran today is a country in flux. the old guard facing off with the new president hassan rouhani who is supporting more freedom, especially on the internet. six of the seven young people from the video have now been released. iran's president even tweeting happiness is our people's right. but critics say the dancers shouldn't have been arrested in the first place. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> it's remarkable, isn't it? the disparity. >> right. the question is why were they arrested. is it a religious faction that's trying to exercise some kind of power that they feel is being taken away from them? the president during a conference did say why are we so nervous and why don't we trust our youth? there is an indication that some don't trust the youth. coming up, a 40th anniversary party. remember the rubik's cube?
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>> yeah. >> we will do a flashback thursday coming up. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations
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♪ time now for our "throwback thursday." and today we celebrate the big 4-0. one of america's most popular toys. >> 40 years ago this week that the rubik's cube was created by an young architecture professor. >> five years later the ideal toy company discovered and licensed it and unleashed it on the world with commercials like this one. the rubik's3(q took america by storm becoming a craze that everyone had to try. >> warning, once you get your hand on rubik's cube you may never be able to put it down. rubik's cube, over 3 billion combinations, but just one solution from ideal. >> should i be embarrassed to say i remember that commercial?
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>> wow. >> yeah, i got one of these. since then rubik's cube has evolved from a toy to a cultural phenomenon. >> and since then young braniacs have solved the puzzle. this guy 18 years old holds the current world speed record for solving the puzzle at 5.5 seconds. watch him go! >> who can move their hands that fast. forget about the brain part. but who can move their fingers that fast? is that a specially oiled cube. >> must be. >> he has specially oiled fingers, too. >> deluxe cube. since the international launch in 1980, 350 million of them have been sold and one right now diana has been trying. come on, diana, you can do it. you can do it! approximately one in seven people alive on thexd planet ha played with the rubik's cube. the cube was originally called the magic cube but the ideal toy company changed the name because they thought the name had
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suggested undertones of witchcraft. >> take a look. a zigzag on one side and another on the other side. there are 43 quintillion combinations in a standard rubik's cube. in other words, if you turned a rubik's cube once a second it would take 1400 trillion years, that is 311,000 times the entire age of the earth. >> i got one side. >> nice. >> not bad. >> that is actually pretty good. >> for some people they can't help but show off their rubik's cube solving skills like this guy solving it under water. >> how about the ones combining brains with brawn solving it one handed. >> i'm smart and macho. >> look at him. one-handed pushups and one hand on the rubik's cube. pretty awesome. >> can you do that? >> i can do a few one-handed pushups and one side of the cube but no i can't do what he is doing.
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and then this guy shows how he memorizes the position of the colors first and then solving it blindfolded. he is a cal tech astrophysicist. he looks at it and goes, i can do it in 15 move and he has it in his head and he is following the pattern with his eyes closed. isn't that crazy. >> i have just as much chance to get it right closing my eyes as he does or anyone else does. if i open -- it is just as bad with my eyes closed. anything. >> not so much. >> they couldn't leave well enough alone. now there are 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 cubes as if the standard 3x3 cube is too easy. >> this is child's play. i go with the 8x8 myself. >> there's a secret 16x16. >> the one you do. >> i'm being silly. 16x16 is what i do. >> see you in a little bit. we'll be right back. do
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after a day oh so taxing. ♪ [ click ] ♪p are you getting the lyrics of that song? don't you ever interrupt when i'm reading a book. that's the whole thing. don't interrupt me while i'm reading a book. >> good song. jumping out of a plane isn't enough, competing in an ariel obstacle course takes it to a new level. >> 80 sky divers gathering in florida right now freefalling for a national title. corey dierdorff from our tampa station has more.
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>> i was really nervous the as soon as i landed, i was like i want to go again. my favorite thing is the freedom. there's no place else. >> reporter: that's the vision most get when they think of sky diving. a nervous plane ride up, adrenaline-packed freefall followed by a lazy glide to the ground, but this is nothing like that. >> this is the uspa national championships. >> reporter: 80 different skydiving competitors from all over the country come to compete. >> even people that jump like us on a normal day, don't realize the skill it takes to put it in to this tiny course with the most power possible. >> reporter: speaking of power these competitors bring it. with speedsc' topping 80 to 90 miles per hour when they land. >> it's a 70-meter course with a 75-degree carve in it.u! >> reporter: divers plunge in screaming through this course. this is a speed competition that
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one of three divers will compete in over this week. the others distance and zone accuracy. ç >> you have to come in and drag across the water and stop inside of a two meter by two meter box. >> reporter: divers tell me that's the competition that really divides the pack, sets up the winner. why sever zephyr hills? this pond. >> you need a pond and this is one of the nicest in the country. >> reporter: so they will compete at a chance for swooping the national title, being known as the best of the best. corey dierdorff abc action news. >> i thought it was cool to jusd jump out period. apparently that is old school. >> you have to know how to steer. there you are. >> hey, i remember when we did that. >> very cool. >> you were busy having a baby. >> i was. i don't jump out of planes when i have babies for the most part. >> i actually did it. you missed it. you were on maternity leave. >> every time we talk about sky diving you say not me. >> that's my story and i'm sticking to it. >> clearly when marci is around, things are different around here. apparently.
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this morning on "world news now," arizona anxiety. the flames rapidly spreading near a major tourist destination before the holiday weekend. it's a difficult fire to catch when you have wind drive and very, very steep terrain. >> the evacuations and an unusual and aggressive tactic to fight future infernos. airline fees, the costly fees tacked on to your airfare. the government launches a new battle. will the passengers win? and a little pink pill that promises women extra -- in the bedroom. >> the so-called viagra for women. the fda is not approving it. it is thursday, may 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. i'm very interested to hear why the fda is not approving the little pink pill. what's the deal with that? >> what are you trying to say? >> i'm asking the question any journalist would ask when posed with a story like this, don't you think? >> that is the -- >> won't you want to know if a little blue pill weren't approved? >> you better believe it. >> there you go. let's get started. we begin with the fire burning out of control. 3,000 more people are being warned to get ready to get out. >> so far more than 4,000 acres burned near sedona ruining vacation plans for the holiday weekend. 500 firefighters on the ground this morning. they are facing erratic winds and a parched forest. abc's ryan owens is there. >> reporter: there is something else red-hot near sedona, arizona's, iconic red rocks. a wildfire zero percent contained is charring the landscape. tourists are being turned away
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in advance of the memorial day holiday. this couple owns a resort there. >> our livelihood is up there. while all our guests got out safely, which is amazing, of course. >> reporter: hundreds of ñ wind-whipped flames near slide rock state park, including some men and equipment just cleared from those fires near san diego. >> it's a difficult fire to catch when you have a wind-driven and very, very steep terrain. that's why we have 15 hot shot crews on order. >> reporter: the hot shot crews are expected here, including firefighters from nearby prescott, arizona. 19 members of that department of the hot shot team were killed last summer, not far from here. with a bad fire forecast for the summer, some are looking for new ways to fight fires. australian scientists are working on a way to use the force of a large explosion to literally blow away a fire. watch again, it's a lot like blowing out a candle. a blast of air from the explosion knocks the flame from its fuel source. until then, they will fight them
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the old fashioned way. and from the rockies to the east coast, severe weather. tornado warnings force denver's airport to close for more than an hour and that's not snow. it's hail. up to five inches in places. here in arizona, you see those huge columns of smoke behind me. this fire doubled in size on wednesday. it's expected to do the same overnight. no structures have burned, but about 100 homes are awfully close. ryan owens, abc news, sedona, arizona. >> now to the growing outrage surrounding wait times at veterans administration hospitals. after meeting with the head of the v.a. yesterday, president obama said he would not tolerate any misconduct at veterans hospitals. sally barnstein lost her father-in-law thomas to cancer after waiting more than a year for a doctor. she doesn't believe the president when he says investigators found no link between treatment delays and deaths.
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>> he's lying and that's why i'm angry. because, in fact, they are responsible for his death. >> the house has approved a bill to give the veteran's affairs secretary more authority to fire or dee mote senior executives at the agency. a california woman kidnapped as a teenager is back with her family after ten years captivity. police say she was abducted by her mother's boyfriend when she was only 15. shortly after moving to santa ana from mexico. 42-year-old isidro garcia was arrested after the woman found her sister on facebook and police were called to an apartment where she was being held. garcia is accused of repeatedly raping the victim and brainwashing her in to thinking that her family had stopped looking for her. >> i remember that she went crazy looking for her at that time. i was a little kid. it gives me chills just to hear that sh#g> police also say garcia severely beat the woman when she tried to escape. he allegedly changed her identity and then married her. he also has a child by her who's 2 years old. if you buy or sell on ebay
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change your password. the online merchandise site says the database containing passwords and other information was stolen earlier this year. it did not contain financial information such as credit card numbers. there's no evidence of unauthorized use but ebay says changing your password would be a good idea. mcdonald's workers plan to protest outside of the fast food chains today. the shareholders meeting. 100 protesters arrested yesterday at the headquarters in suburban chicago. 1,000 worker and supporters are demanding an increase to $15 an hour. they currently make about half that. passengers love the idea but airlines hate it. the government wants travelers to be told up front about basic services that aren't included in the price of the ticket and how much extra they will cost. with more, here's abc's linzie janis. >> are you excited about fá vacation? >> yes. >> good. >> reporter: the fortes travel a lot and the government wants to make sure they don't get any nasty surprises at the airport,
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all the extra airline fees. we've all been there, lured by low fees to be shocked by the total bill. the department of transportation is proposing rules that will require airlines and travel agents to be more transparent, disclosing all of the extra charges up front, not in small print. that would include extra fees for checked bags, carry ons and advanced seat assignments. the fortes are planning their summer vacation. here's what they will be paying to fly to hilton head, south carolina, $494 per ticket. but look, sitting together could cost them an extra $15 each. one checked bag, $25, a second 35. some airlines even charging up to $50 for carry ons. the final ticket price could be $619 each. that's $500 in extra fees for a family of four. the faa wants that spelled out
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clearly, but the airline industry is fighting back saying we believe this proposal overreaches and limits how free markets work. the new rules could go in to effect as early as next year, just in time for the forte's next big trip. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> can't argue with that. >> it has happened to me and it is frustrating. >> you think you are getting a great deal and then nickel and dimes and then suddenly not a good deal. >> especially with a family. mike tyson-like fight with a teammate. altercation happened on tuesday. alex guerrero and miguel olivo had words after a pitching change, and it continued in the dugout where olivo bit his ear. guerrero has undergone reconstructive surgery and will be hospitalized a few more days. the oklahoma city thunder and fans are hoping a change of venue can change their luck against the san antonio spurs.
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we say that because last night in san antonio the spurs destroyed oklahoma city. the spurs outscored the thunder 67-36 over the second and third quarters. the final score was san antonio 112 to oklahoma city's 77. >> whoa. >> game three is sunday night in oklahoma. speaking of blowout victories, remember the super bowl? the seahawks do and celebrated their championship with president obama yesterday at the white house. they posed behind a 12-man flag that honored the team's loud and rowdy fans. while we are talking about fans, following the chicago cubs hungry for more victories this season. the team has the worst record in baseball. >> also apparently hungry at wrigley field yesterday were seagulls that took over parts of the field during the yankees and cubs game. the game went 13 innings but the seagulls couldn't have known that. >> all they likely knew it was their usual feeding time following an afternoon game on the north side. didn't matter to them that the game was with still going on.
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of course it all happened before another cub's loss. >> yikes. by the way, that game took 4 hours and 39 minutes to play. by the time it was all over, there was a crowd of 34,000 to start. it had dwindled down to just a few thousand. >> i tell you these games are getting ridiculously long. they have been playing four hour games, a bunch of them this season. too long. >> when nobody's really winning or doing anything. >> four hours to watch a team lose is awful. >> oh, my god, is this game still on? >> what you said. and they stop selling beer after the seventh inning. >> they do? >> yes. >> now i'm really upset. in "the mix," just in time for the holiday weekend, new and innovative ways to open a bottle of beer. how is that for a segway? >> without a bottle opener. >> but first. pet food made in china and sold in stores in america even though pets are getting sick. so why are they still being
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♪ there are new concerns this morning about the food you may
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be feeding your dog or cats. the country's two biggest pet stores are taking products off of their shelves. >> the items are made in china and there is a growing fear they may not be safe to eat. abc's matt gutman has the details. >> reporter: little muttly is the survival of a mystery treat muttly's owners say made him sick. >> he was very, very sick and was not eating, he was just -- not interested in doing anything. he was very lethargic every day. >> reporter: muttly is one of the 5600 dogs the fda says may have been sickened by the chinese-made jerky treats, 1800 since lost october, more than the fda has been tracking the complaints about the treats from pet owners for years but still can't say for sure the jerky is pet owners in a panic causing two mega retailers pet smart and petco to announce the chinese
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treats will soon be gone. so petco has allowed us to come into their store to see which oú the products still on their product shelves made in china here. company says, though, by the end of the year all of these will be gone. interestingly, look closely, all of these products are on clearance. they are still on the shelves for now. the stores tell us because there's been no government recall, and the makers say they're safe. as for little muttly, well, he took four months to recover but now has the wag back in his tail. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> how interesting, still not clear what they were contaminated with or how these products may have been hurting the dogs, although a lot of them who died, the owners report that they died of renal failure. >> when you think, by the way, if you are not going to carry the products anymore you should take them off right away. >> why are we waiting? what's the hold up? they are killing animals.
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you've already decided that may be the reason. >> well, nobody knows for sure but if you think it might be, probably not a good idea to buy them now or later. kc cf1 o >> what's the deal with -- did he say they were on sale or not on sale? i don't remember. it doesn't matter. take them off the shelves now. >> probably not a good idea. >> why are we waiting? coming up the little pink pill. it is called viagra for women but the fda is calling it out of bounds. we will tell you why in the controversy ahead. straight ahead next half hour, watch pickpockets at work frame by frame and hear secrets by experts to see how it is done. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ there's a little pink pill that is being called the women's answer to the little blue pill viagra.
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and that possibility is what makes this "our favorite story of the day," really? >> but the fda said no even though the women that tried it said it doubled their hankering for romance. we are "up all nightline." here's mara sciavocampo. >> reporter: it is known as a viagra for women. >> the little pink pill. >> it is the little pink pill. >> reporter: a tiny tablet that could have a huge impact in the bedroom. >> i think this is an absolute revolution.p >> reporter: but you won't be able to get the pink pill just yet because the drug is locked in a heated battle for fda approval, raising controversial questions about why there are so many sexual enhancement drugs out there for men. >> why would you let erectile dysfunction get in your@ákdññ >> reporter: and zero for women. ñ for some form of male sexual dysfunction but zero for women. >> we will have spaghetti for dinner. hope that is okay.
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i think when i really realized something was wrong with him i didn't feel like myself. >> reporter: this mom of four amanda parish said she used to have a smoldering sex life with her husband, but over time things cooled off big time. she said the problem wasn't with him but her. >> i felt like even though we were close and having a great relationship, there was something just not there. >> reporter: amanda parish took the pink pill as part of the clinical trials. >> i can remember the very first time driving down the road at about lunchtime in the middle of the day thinking about my husband and all of a sudden getting a little flutter, and when i say flutter, i'm not talking about a heart rate flutter. it was a little further south, but that was the first time literally in my life that had ever happened to me. >> reporter: the little pink pill is more than curing a waning libido. it is specifically for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder or hsdd. while many doctors agree it is a problem. >> there are no medical treatment options at all for hsdd.
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>> reporter: cindy whitehead is out to change that. >> about four in ten women report sexual dysfunction. >> reporter: she's the woman behind the little pink pill.ym whose name isç less than sexy. she quit her job to buy the rights and founded sprout pharmaceutical. she's been fighting for fda approval for three years. >> what did you hear from the fda? >> we heard from the fda in the simplest term no. but they basically said to us is in a risk-benefit evaluation they felt that the effect was only modest and therefore they didn't give us approval. >> reporter: the fda denied our request to be interviewed or comment specifically on the drug, but they are denying any allegations of gender bias. >> it is not sexist for the fda not to approve a drug it doesn't believe is effective or safe. >> reporter: some doctors say it was rejected for a simple reason, it's an ineffective drug for a non-existent problem.
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>> it's a classic marketing technique to first create a problem and then sell a solution. and that's what is going on sexual desire varies by person and varies by phase of life, but that doesn't make it a disease. >> reporter: cindy whitehead and sprout pharmaceuticals are appealing the fda's decision. if sprout wins the appeal it could be available as early as it's a ruling women like amanda parish are eagerly waiting for. for "nightline" i'm mara sciavocampo. >> pretty interesting. i'm confused. one i think increases the desire. >> it is apples and oranges. >> scientists have known for years that women's sexual organ is her brain and viagra addresses blood flow. it is kind of a different thing. one is blood flow in the man's pill, and the other is something to do with your brain for women. >> correct. therefore they can't be compared and the fda is saying the effects are only modest and really a pill that changes your brain chemistry --
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thousand pieces of hate mail, we were talking about the female aphrodisiac pill. >> the pink pill. >> and what i meant was if you want to turn on your lady, do some work around the house. she will be so impressed from the man that maybe you'll get some. you were like, do the dishes, not what i meant. >> now we get it. now to "the mix." we have to start "the mix" with the cutest goat we have ever seen in our entire life. this little guy is called frosty the snow goat. it happens to be his birthday and he's feeling special. here's why. he suffers from a debilitated illness called joint nasa lrks
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it's an illness where fluid builds up behind his knees and doesn't allow him to walk. a sanctuary made this device for him so he doesn't have to push pressure on his hind legs and can remain mobile. he is brought back to health but has to stay mobile for fluids not to affect him in any adverse way. anyway, the point of all that is this is the cutest goat we have seen in our entire life. his name, by the way, frosty the snow goat. that is cute in itself. >> very cute. look at that face, like lambchop, the little puppet. >> the song that never ends, he's just too adorable. and so sweet to everyone around him. >> a little kiss here. >> thanks for the wheels. love ya. bye. too adorable. >> that's pretty cool on a stircafe.com. cinnabon, that smell, that you have to come back for more. apparently there's a reason. they are in an airport for a reason. they want to be around places where there is high traffic. they build in high pedestrian traffic areas because of the scent.
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>> and malls. >> it lingers there and tempts people. the scent smacks you up side the head every time they open the door. the chain bakes every 30 minutes to keep the scent in the air. >> there is cinnabon everything. sinnabon popcorn, cinnabon candles -- >> the smell seems out, all about it. >> very cool. we want to get to this. it's wonderful 21 innovative -- some don't say it's up no saytive because when you need to open a bottle of beer, you need to open a bottle of beer. >> yeah, you do. >> but let's get started. innovative ways to open a bottle of beer, handcuffs, cash, make it a hard surface and then three, two, one, pop, pop, pop away. very cool. with a bottle of wine. a spoon. chopsticks, a cd. that's interesting.
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this morning on "world news now," health care outrage. the growing scandal involving veterans denied medical care. the president speaks up as veterans demand answers. not funny. the fbi director's attempt to joke about job applicants that smoke marijuana, the criticism, apology and the growing buzz about weed. airline secrets. a veteran flight attendant ñ germs on jets and what to do to get better service. family frenzy. the kardashians take paris by storm as the european excitement builds before kim and kanye's big day. new details about their elaborate wedding in "the skinny" on this thursday, may 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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good thursday morning, everyone. we begin with the details over the care at the v.a. hospital. >> rob neighbors travels to phoenix to tour the hospital at the center of the allegations. this after the president made his first public comments on th investigation. abc's jim avila is at the white house. ht >> reporter: a national disgrace. durham, north carolina, this ç dying vietnam vet waits eight months for care. in indianapolis, this sick vet can't get her meds for months. >> this is the type of hospital care that you receive. >> reporter: and in phoenix, sally barns loses her father-in-law thomas to cancer after waiting for more than a year from a doctor.,0 anxious to finally hear directly from president obama. >> yes, i wanted to hear a long time ago. ctly resident obama. >> yes, i wanted to hear a long time ago. >> reporter: the president promises a v.a. hospital staff anywhere have gamed the system, creating secret lists to hide delays, people will be punished. >> it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful and i will not tolerate it, period. >> reporter: president obama
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saying he wants answers to four questions before firing anyone. the checklist, who cooked the books? were they under pressure to deliver unrealistic appointment dates? who set those guidelines? and who covered up? the inspector general's investigation now spread to 26 hospitals in 11 states that we know of, but the president stuns relatives by saying so far the ig has found no case where a death was actually caused by the delays. >> the ig indicated that he did not see a link between the wait and them actually dying. >> reporter: bringing another wave of anger to sally back in phoenix. >> he's lying and that's why i'm angry. because, in fact, they are ñi responsible for his death. >> reporter: still the president's vowing to fix whatever is wrong at the v.a. jim avila, abc news, the white house. 80 american troops are headed to africa to help in the search for the kidnapped nigerian schoolgirls. the pentagon says half of them
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will make up a launch and recovery team for a drone being used in the search. the other 40 are providing security for that team. no troops will be involved in ground searches, though. prosecutors in boston are revealing more evidence in the case against accused bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. they say the bomb used was fairly sophisticated with fuses made of christmas lights and a detonator made of a model car part. the prosecutors say tsarnaev and his brother told a carjacking victim they may explode more bombs in new york. an attempt at humor backfired on the head of the fbi. james comey joked about recruiting agents from the ranks of america's pot smoking geniuses and let's just say it didn't go over well. >> reporter: the fbi has been known as the straight-laced, just the facts lawmen depicted in the classic tv show. currently if you smoke marijuana in the past three years, you need not apply to the fbi but a bit of a buzz has been created after fbi director james comey
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was asked on monday if the fbi would hire a talented computer whiz who smokes pot. in response comey said, i have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cyber criminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview." does that mean the fbi is considering a change in the pot policy? the fbi said hold on and the fbi director said the comments were partly in jest. >> i'm determined not to lose my sense of humor, but unfortunately there i was trying trying to be both serious and funny. i'm absolutely dead set against using marijuana. i don't want young people to use marijuana. it is against the law. i did not say i'm going to change that ban.xd i said i have to grapple with the change in my workforce. >> reporter: some members of congress were not laughing, worried all the smoke may confuse young people. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> there you have it. i happen to understand that this was a joke. i don't think it is that big of a deal.
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it's pretty clear there's a policy in place and the director isn't all of a sudden going to change the policy because of a joke he made. >> yesterday we did a pot brownie story and i have a hard time wrapping my mind around two states in the union saying it is completely legal and you can't do it for three years and get an interview. something needs to mesh. >> you have to marry the two ideas. >> there you go. moving on to this now, a close call for a high school track team in vermont escaping from a burning school bus. 20 students were headed to a meet when they smelled fuel and noticed a fire in the engine. the driver quickly got all the kids out of the back door just before the entire bus went up in flames. the team lost all their belongings but luckily no one was injured. and we are getting a first look at a surveillance video from a frightening pool accident in florida. watch the girl who's highlighted there. she approaches the railing, grabs it. she is paralyzed from the electricity.
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>> oh, my gosh! >> the man pulls her out. another child in the water for several more seconds. the man risks his life to drag them all to safety. in all three children were shocked. >> i was in the pool and the metal railing, i was swimming close to it and i felt a shock. >> wow. 10-year-old diego, 6-year-old sister spent five nights in the hospital. the children were shocked but the pool pump was not properly ground and when it malfunctioned it electrified the water. a fast-moving wildfire to tell you about now tearing across arizona, and it is expected to double overnight. the fire forced evacuation and burned through 4500 acres near sedona. more 3,000 others have been told to be prepared to leave. vacationers headed to the popular recreation area for the memorial day weekend are being turned away. despite 500 firefighters on the ground, that fire is still zero percent contained. the denver area is cleaning up after yesterday's severe weather including a tornado outbreak. at least eight tornados touched
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down knocking down trees, causing minor damage. the heavy rains also caused some flooding. and there were cans collations and delays at the airport. at one point passengers were told to evacuate and seek shelter. the denver area was also hammered with hail the size of softballs. snowplows were called in to clear out the hailstones. the storm snarled traffic on major highway. more severe weather is likely today. and it also still looks like winter on the shores of lake superior with tons of ice in duluth, minnesota. and with temperatures hovering just above freezing, it has not been able to melt. that should change this weekend when the temperatures start to rise. those poor folks. >> let's take a look at the rest of your weather. as we mentioned, there could be more severe weather in the denver area extending to the eastward into the high plains. and there could be rain in southern california, kentucky and tennessee, and thunderstorms in much of the northeast. temperatures will be moderate in the northwest. but in the cool side, 50s and 60s around the great lakes.
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and in new england, highs will be in the 80s and 90s. and in the south, as far as washington. now we go north of the border to canada for an up-close visit with a little friend we don't usually see so close up. whoa! >> we don't usually see a baby moose in front of a truck. the guys found the young female on his way to an animal shelter. so he stopped off for coffee at tim hortons. >> she's so chill. >> turns out her mother was killed shortly after giving birth. the young calf will be cared for at a refuge for at least a year before being released in though to the wild. i have a feeling that she thinks people are her mom now. >> yeah, check this out. the moose still had the umbilical cord attached and was wet when he found her. so she had just come out of the belly. i wonder how mama died. it's pretty clear that the wolves would have got to her if he had not saved her. he is her daddy. >> yes, he is. you are right about that. richest actors in the world
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that sounds really grown up. >> yeah. >> i hear it in bumps on the show all the time. >> you like it? >> i like it more and more every time they play it. crime alert. we always hear about pickpockets during christmastime but summer is primetime for pickpockets because people are more relaxed and often travel. >> abc's cecilia vega gets a play-by-play by the experts. >> reporter: surveillance video catches a pickpocket in action inside of this san diego whole foods. watch for a split second, the shopper turns away from the cart, and that's all the man in the checkered shirt needs, his hands covered by a shopping bag, hide what he is about to do. the woman has no idea this crook walked away with her wallet and
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handed it off to a partner. in the produce aisle, the man in the white shirt gets the attention of the clerk. now the clerk's back is turned, his partner in the row behind him swoops in as the woman in the hat looks away from her cart to pick the perfect apple, he picks up her wallet. surviellance videos to kgtv hoping they would lead to an arrest. theft rings run by sticky-finger crooks are making a killing. in philadelphia, investigators say this group has perfected the crime. this man sits directly behind his victim, hidden by his jacket he reaches right inside of her purse hanging on the chair. >> the thieves analyze you very well, watching for the weakest victim. >> reporter: bob arnot is a master pickpocket who advises law enforcement on how to catch the crooks. he and his wife bambi acting as the decoy show me how it is done. the woman at this table is so busy talking she has no idea what is going on behind her. >> did you take my wallet?
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>> did you have any idea what he was doing behind you? >> no. >> reporter: it happened fast. watch bob's hand again. it looks like he is leaning on her chair but her purse is going, going, gone. there are ways to avoid becoming a victim, keep your valuables in the bottom of the bag, not the top. keep everything in your line of sight. that cell phone on the table, now you see it, now you don't. >> your phone. >> oh, my phone. i didn't even realize. wow. >> crime of opportunity. news, phoenix. >> kind of scary. a good reminder. hot spots for pickpocketing, horse racing track filled with cash. i imagine casinos would be a good place. boisterous, crowds, mardi gras, crowded places like public transportation. >> the opposite of this, you see this a lot. like public transportation where people have started to realize if they snatch and run, people
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that are on trains can't do anything. a lot of people end up -- you are on your phone on the train all the time sitting while your phone is wide open for everyone to see by a door. someone comes, grabs your phone, runs out the door. by the time you realize what is going on they are gone. or there's this type of thing when you get home and go to pay, and not only is the money out of your purse but the whole purse is gone. that has to be a crazy feeling. >> be careful out there. when we come back we will check in skinny time. two weddings to talk about, first the "modern family" nuptials and the kardashians are on the move. >> could it be for kim and kanye's big day?
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♪ skinny so skinny topping "the skinny" this morning, mitch and cam finally tie the knot. the "modern family" big event finally came off, but first the chaos that included a wildfire that forced a time change. can you imagine? and a falling out between mitch and his dad, jay. >> but the moment did arrive. jay walked mitch down the aisle and the family was there to witness the moment.
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>> i'm privileged to pronou,u you spouses for life. you may now kiss your husband. [ applause ] >> last night's episode was the second of the two parter ending "modern family's fifth season. too cute. and now to the other big wedding that looks more and more like kim and kanye's big day that will be this weekend. the kardashian clan descending on paris. kim grandma, fákyndall, khloe have all been seen and the paparazzi is there with them. is there with them. word is that the guests will fly to florence, italy, for the reception. >> i love that ensemble she is wearing there. >> they have rented out a 16th
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century fort for the occasion. insiders say saturday's the day. i'm tingling with excitement. >> yeah. >> i can't wait to show you another video of her boobs about to fall out. >> call it a national holiday and everyone take the day off. >> please. new survey of the world's richest actors. >> full of surprises. what may not surprise you all of them are men but topping the list is comedian jerry seinfeld, worth $820 million. shah rukh khan, the biggest bollywood star, but also a sports team owner, then tom cruise, 480 million. johnny depp, 450 million tied with tyler perry. that's quite a pair. >> the back five, jack nicholson, tom hanks, bill cosby, clint eastwood. that makes sense if you think about, all long careers, very successful on tv and films a long time and then check out number ten, adam sandler. >> he makes his own movies. >> very true. >> he keeps more than the payday the actor would get. a lot of them in the same case. >> you might be right. they are kind of producers in their own rite. >> i went to nyu with adam sandler, class of 198.
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saw him in the gym all the time, we used to spot each other once in a blue moon. if i had known he would be that adam sandler. >> you would have been nicer to him. >> i would have introduced myself instead of saying hey, man. the newest "star wars" movie, number seven, is now shooting in abu dhabi. that desert kingdom will stand in for a galaxy, far, far away. and we are sure there will be a strange cast of characters like the first six movies. >> that's right. j.j. abrams is looking for one more human inviting anyone to audition and it only takes a $10 donation to unicef. >> we want to put you in the movie "star wars." we will give you a chance to win a trip. >> the production has been veiled in secrecy. you may remember this rehearsal photo from last month, including the original stars, harrison ford, carrie fisher, mark hamill and some other interesting new faces. >> pretty cool. some stars celebrating birthdays today, steve morrissey turning 55. how can that be?
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so i know how important that is. ♪ vacation travel season is getting underway. if you plan to fly this summer you want to hear this. >> there may be some nasty germs climbing on board with you and a veteran flight attendant shares the secrets of the industry with abc's mara sciavocampo. >> reporter: air travel an estimated 2 million of us fly each day. many were left wondering, are the best kept secrets of the sky? enter heather poole, a flight attendant for almost 20 years and the author of "cruising
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attitude." >> the job is unlike any other job. >> reporter: first up, cabin chills. while customers get cold on board one spot is worst than the rest. >> exit row is the coldest row because the window and seal makes it colder. >> reporter: if you opt for an airline blanket, it might not be cleaned. so they are not washed after every flight? >> no. >> if it is in the plastic, that means it is clean. >> yes. >> reporter: second secret, those blankets may not be the only thing that is are dirty. >> i have seen passengers change their baby's dirty diaper get changed up here. their bare feet up here. this tray table gets abused. >> reporter: we reached out to several carriers said the planes are cleaned regularly but the schedule varies by airline. if your seat is in the back you may not get the best service. >> we run out of things. if you are in the back you might be left with little. >> right. >> reporter: or if you ever get trapped in the bathroom, they'll come to your rescue. >> you just opened it from the
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outside. >> i did. >> you can do that from all flights? >> i can. >> reporter: but you won't tell us how? >> no. >> reporter: it's an industry secret? >> yes. >> reporter: poole says the most important tip is this one. >> if someone makes hello and makes eye contact, i want to give them water, whatever i can give them i will give them. >> reporter: make sure you are a friendly flyer. mara sciavocampo, abc news, new york. >> good to know about the pillow in the plastic. if it is in the plastic it is clean. i feel like yesterday we may have said the opposite because we didn't know better. but good tip. >> nice. they could have made me the pilot. >> no, the story is in the know flight attendants. >> bright red suit. >> "world news now" insomniac airlines. >> of course. >> you would know this. the woman in the piece said it is like camping she brings everything she needs on the flight and never puts her food directly on the tray table. >> and that's from who somebody who knows. >> announcer: this is "world
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making news in america this morning -- wicked weather. tornadoes and incredible scenes of hail, inches deep on the ground, and causing damage to airplanes. plus, where the severe threat is today. held hostage. new this morning, we're hearing from a woman who was recently found after being abducted a decade ago. a day at the pool goes horribly wrong when an electric shock is sent through the water, paralyzing young swimmers. the dramatic video as it happened, just released.b and impressive moves. a teenager is now an internet star for his jaw-dropping michael jackson impersonation. good thursday morning.

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