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>> all right. this is scary. the bottle of red wine you are drinking, maybe right now, by the way, may not be what you are thinking. >> depending on where they are watching it could be right now. police in italy confiscated tens of thousands of bottles of counterfeit premium wine. many of which were heading to stores in the united states. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: the tip off came from discerning drinkers who realized the expensive wine they were sipping was not the real deal. police swooped seizing 30,000 bottles. of counterfeit wines. worthless wine with a fancy, fake label. >> reporter: the problem is most of us, including me, can't tell the difference. between one wine or the other. we are ripe for the fooling. >> unfortunately, the average american, if you are just going out to a grocery store, i can't guarantee you are not going to get what you are looking for and you might be getting something
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completely different. >> reporter: according to a french newspaper, 20% of wine on the world wide market might be fake and by the way the u.s. just became the biggest wine consumer on the planet. we drink 329 million cases a year. is your favorite wine really what you think it is? nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that is scary. so you are sitting there going -- drinking. >> don't say anything. >> drinking table wine. >> i think this is so terrible. how many times have i been tricked in to spending $70. >> i will trust you on this one. bulgarian table wine. i was thinking it was some hoitie-toitie french wine. >> wow. by the way, a lot of money is going for 40 bucks a bottle so estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars that is fraudulent operation is worth. >> that is scary. >> what do you do, taste your
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wine, take it to a connoisseur every time. there's no way to really -- >> buy two in case. >> buy small batches, don't spend too much money and taste them. there you go. coming up a special tribute to our own diana perez. >> we will look back at the best and maybe the worst of our time here on the anchor desk and a surprise special. don't go anywhere. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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good morning to you, diana. i can't believe it has been more than a year since we sat together on the desk overnight. you were my 16th and final coanchor on the show.
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we had a good run together. there was no way in the world i was going to let you leave the overnights without a special good-bye. you are one of my favorites. i wanted to come by and say hey, tape something to say how much i enjoyed working with you, how much luck i wish you, how much fun we had. all of the stories and jokes i could share. none of which are appropriate for national television that we have talked about, but the more i think about it, something's just -- it doesn't feel right. something's missing from this moment. i just -- can't put my finger on it. wait a minute. ♪ ♪ there's no way! oh, my! >> what's up, baby. >> oh, my goodness. >> how are you doing? how are you doing? i wasn't going to miss this
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opportunity. you know that. what's up, john. how are you? how are you? look, baby. we have scripts and everything. i could not miss this occasion. >> is this fake wine? >> that's the real stuff. that's the real stuff. >> can we open it up now. >> they can't fire you. do what you are going to do. i came by for a few reasons. number one, because i love you. >> i love you too. >> and you were my 16th and final coanchor and you did my farewell show and did such a good sendoff i had to return the favor and number three i brought you champagne, first time you don't have to wake up at 11:00 a.m. sip the champagne. >> cannot wait. >> and i also brought you chocolate. we all know you like chocolate and candy. we deliver the most important news while having a bit of fun in the middle of the night and sitting next to me and john, we definitely had our fun. >> oh, boy. ♪ we know her face and name. >> i am diana perez. >> diana perez.
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>> i'm diana perez. >> i'm diana perez. >> okay. enough already. i think we got it. where was i? oh, yeah. she's a mother. namaste. >> oh. >> devoted wife. >> congratulations, honey. i'm so proud of you. >> my baby daddy. >> your baby daddy. >> my baby daddy. >> if you were given 24 hours to live what would you do? >> some other things that i have had conversations with my husband about. >> yeah, ducis, yeah, get it, dog. >> of course, dedicated "world news now" anchor who's really, let's say passionate about her work. >> there's a little licking, a lot of laying, a couple of times rolling around. >> are you enjoying the party? >> i am. >> what's your name. >> eleanor. >> can you dance the charleston? >> yes. >> let me see. >> how about that? >> what's so wonderful about this show is i really can be myself. >> reporter: from the hard headlines.
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>> federal agents demand answers about the boston marathon bombing. the u.s. embarked on the deepest involvement in syria since the start of the conflict. >> reporter: this morning the passing of nelson mandela. it's the news a nation prepared for. >> to the softer stories. >> the duchess of cambridge has been admitted to deliver her royal baby. another so-called haboob rolled in to the valley of the sun. a man from our abc station got up close and personal with that haboob. [ laughter ] he said he gusts were so strong it actually hurt to turn toward the haboob. [ laughter ] >> sorry. i made her laugh. >> diana delivers our daily dose of overnight news and is always, always up for a challenge. >> yeah! >> and down to have a good time.
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>> nice. >> i have been on spartan race here in the middle of the studio. we did hula hooping in the middle of the studio. i have been tanning in the studio. god do i love it. i really do. i really do love this show. >> reporter: she lights up the room with her wacky antics. >> i'm not ready. >> who's ready? who's ready? >> you are a boy scout. >> reporter: she's never ever ashamed of anything she does. well, almost anything. >> we did a segment about what not to do on your first date. i never laughed so hard on live television in my whole life. just my shrieking was so embarrassing. >> oh, you mean this. >> mother talk. >> i just stopped breast-feeding last week. >> oh. [ laughter ] wait wait wait. let's hear that one more time.
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[ laughter ] >> but when the party ends diana is genuinely invested in you, the loyal viewers. >> i think the one thing i want everyone to remember when they remember diana perez is that i was honest. no matter what. >> reporter: as she cleans out her office for the next adventure, to us, diana will always be, as john muller said best -- >> dirty diana. >> ow! ♪ dirty diana >> i can't believe it. you guys. this is amazing. this is simply amazing. oh, my goodness. thank you so much. both of you guys for being so wonderful. rob, i have missed you so much. john, it has been a great run. to everybody out there, all of the viewers i can't thank you enough for letting us in your home every night and making us a part of your routine. i have no words, nothing else to say. >> you are leaving the most unique job in tv news to do the most important job in the real
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world. >> well said. not over. stick around. we have more surprises coming up for diana. g up for diana.
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♪ how do i say good-bye >> can't be more. there can't be more. >> farewell to diana. rob nelson joining us. another surprise for you, diana. >> this is amazing. >> yeah, you get a threesome. there are reasons that diana decided to take a break from tv and here they are. >> hey, dylan. hey, dylan. say hi to mom. say hi to mama. say hi to mama. dylan, what is your reaction to your mom staying home with you? [ crying ]
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>> do you have anything else you want to say? >> that means you are done. english major. yes, indeed. >> wow, that's incredible. this is -- i -- for the first time ever i have nothing to say. that was wonderful. thank you, honey, if you are watching. i'm sure you are not. >> she has a husband named ducis, dylan and devon and khloe kim, kanye, kourtney. >> i will sit on the patio and enjoy moments with my kids. wow, i took that picture yesterday. you work fast. these are moments that i know i'm never going to recapture in the future and i cannot wait to
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finally get to live and go home and spend time with these little guys and make them run me ragged and that's just fine. i can't wait to get started. >> viewers have chimed in, diana. they have a lot to say. they love you and hard to see you go. they are used to anchor changes on the show. they have a lot to the say. diana and the kids will never forget what you are doing for them. oh, what a mom you will be. >> and wonderful you can spend time being a mommy but us insomniacs will miss you. something fierce. you are pretty, bright, smart, sweet, witty and most of all real. we will miss you, lovely lady. >> colleen wrote, we were so happy to see you back from maternity leave, but you have to listen to your heart. you will never get these moments back. so happy you were able to do this. farewell our morning friend. >> from bill, i dvr wnn to see your smile. enjoy your time with your family. >> go check out those facebook comments. >> hardest part of leaving the show is the incredibly loyal
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fans and they love you and will miss you.
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this morning on "world news now," calls to resign. a showdown is shaping up today as lawmakers call for the ouster of the head of veteran's affairs. vicious attack. a runner mauled by a bear as she is sharing her story of survival. what she remembered from childhood that helped her survive. plus, the winning word in last night's spelling bee was only three letters, t-i-e. the unusual ending to a nail-biting competition. a bittersweet day here on "world news now." it is diana's last show. we will look back at some of the best times we have had sitting on this desk, many of which include food. >> oh, yes. >> and choice moments. it is friday, may 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. big hug right off the top.
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we are going to miss you so much. >> oh, my goodness. >> jam-packed half hour of hi-jinx and surprises and all sort of good stuff. >> so many things have happened behind the scenes and other parts of the show you haven't seen yet. i can't believe there is more coming. it has all happened according to me and i need to stop being a blubbering mess and come up with coherent sentences. >> no, be a blubbering mess. >> oh, my gosh. thank you for everything. i really appreciate it. i'm going to miss you guys so much but i'm really excited about the next chapter. >> you are going to be a fantastic stay at home mama before you come back and take over the anchor desk. >> should we get to some news? >> let's get started. we begin with a high-profile appearance for the embattled v.a. secretary. eric shinseki is expected to outline his plans for fixing the v.a. hospital crisis. >> it comes as he faces growing pressure to step down. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: castro's husband ralph, a vietnam veteran, died last year, waiting for more than
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a year to get cancer treatment at the v.a. hospital in phoenix. today she told abc news she wants the man in charge to go. >> secretary shinseki needs to be removed. i don't care if he steps down, gets fired, he needs to be gone. >> reporter: there's a drum beat in congress, too. in the wake of the blockbuster report finding systemic deception and incompetence delaying care for thousands of veterans, at least 100 members of congress, many of them democrats, have called on shinseki to resign. the big question now, what about the commander in chief? >> simple yes or no question, does the president have confidence in secretary shinseki. >> john, the president addressed this question from the podium. >> it wasn't asked directly. does he have confidence in secretary shinseki? >> the president believes and is confident that secretary shinseki has served his nation admirably, heroically as a soldier.
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>> does the president right now have confidence in secretary shinseki? it is simple yes or no question. you told us last week he had confidence. does he have confidence now? >> still confident? no answer. but secretary shinseki is digging in. in a closed door meeting with veterans groups he vowed to fix the mess. as one veteran's leader at the meeting told abc news he made it clear he won't quit. at the end of the day, he's used to being shot at and blown up. this probably doesn't distract him much. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. now to a developing story we have been following overnight. there's a deal on the table for former microsoft ceo steve ballmer to buy the clippers for $2 billion. shelly sterling had been pushing to sell the team before the nba's owner's meeting next week but there is one major hurdle. donald sterling has to approve the deal and he has vowed to never sell the team. a bit of intrigue at the white house. first, "people" magazine tweeted this photo of hillary clinton. mentioning she was on her way to
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a meeting at the white house. then the tweet disappeared. later they confirmed that clinton and president obama shared a private lunch. apparently so private it never appeared on the president's daily schedule. and near the white house, a new honor for the late maya angelou her portrait installed on the first floor of the national portrait gallery. it was completed last year in honor of her 86th birthday. it will remain on view another two weeks. she died on wednesday. the family feud involving casey kasem heads to a washington state court today. kasem's wife jean has been ordered to appear in an ongoing dispute with a step daughter. carrie kasem has been given authority to determine if her father is receiving adequate medical care. the 82-year-old radio legend suffers from a form of dementia. his wife has been warned that failure to show up in court could lead to her arrests. >> the sheriff's office said that elliot rodger posted
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disturbing videos online. the visit came after rodger's mother and therapist had expressed concerns about his behavior. with more on rodger's troubled background, here's abc's david wright. >> a male wearing a white shirt. shots fired, shots fired. >> reporter: some of the people who knew the shooter best insisted they never saw this coming. >> elliot fooled everyone for a very, very long time. >> reporter: family friend, simon astaire on "gma." >> he was a removed, remote child. he hesitated. he shook when you met him. >> these you tube videos give some glimpses in to his character. this one here, he stalks a young couple kissing on the beach. consumed with envy. in his rambling manifesto, he claims to have attacked others he envied writing at a party last year he tried to push a group of students off of a balcony. he said he squirted another group with a super soaker with orange juice and dumped coffee
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on a young couple kissing in line at starbucks. rodger was so anti-social, one of his former roommates moved out early. chris rugg told us well before the attack he saw rodger has potentially violent. >> my first feeling was wow, he actually did it. >> reporter: rodger's parents said they are crying in pain for the victims and their families. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> firefighters had a tough time battling a massive building fire near l.a. it broke out last night in a metal plant before growing out of control and spreading to adjoining commercial buildings, trucks and rvs them entire building eventually collapsed and the smoke could be seen for miles. there were no reports of any injuries. a fire at a fertilizer storage facility forced the evacuation of a five-block radius in athens, texas. flames shot 60 feet in the air at the height of the fire but firefighters had to stand down and let it burn out because of ammonium nitrate stored in the facility. the same fertilizer that sparked
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the explosion that killed 15 people in the town of west last year. this time no one was injured. a woman in alaska is talking about how she survived a bear attack for the first time. she and her husband were out trail running on a military base in anchorage. they became separated and she saw a bear cub and wondered whether the mother was a moment later. the mama bear knocked her down and she played dead. >> i laid there in a fetal position on my left side. then she kind of scratched me again or bit me or trounced me down, however. again, i didn't even try to stand up or fight back. >> then she says the bear left. she suffered lacerations to her neck, arms and leg, a torn ear and neck injuries. she was released from the hospital yesterday. the first time in 52 years, there are two champions in the scripps national spelling bee. here we go.
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14-year-old sriram hathwar of new york and 13-year-old ansun sujoe of ft. worth, texas. they entered a final riveting showdown after nearly exhausting the 25 championship words. >> okay. >> whatever. however you say it. just spell it. >> f-e-u-i-l-l-e-t-o-n. >> correct. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow, oh, wow. the two boys became the fourth co-champions in the spelling bee's 89-year history and the first since 1962. they will each take on a trophy and $33,000 in cash prizes. wow, oh, wow. >> you hate to see one lose when they get this far. it is great. >> wonderful for them and their families. you know how nowadays any kid that plays a sport every kid
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goes home with a trophy. you are like oh, come on. this time they both worked hard for it. >> both will be able to put the money towards college. the winning word, by the way, feuilleton. you know what that is? >> what is it? >> i know what that is. it's a section of a european newspaper or magazine. >> i knew that. >> is that with the crossword puzzle i can never get? >> all right. here's a look at the weather. heavy rain, thunderstorms and flooding from southern louisiana to the florida panhandle. showers and thunderstorms from upstate new york to new england. scattered showers across the eastern plains. a chance of damaging winds and hail for the dakotas and nebraska. also stormy in the rockies. >> mostly 80s from salt lake city to albuquerque and dallas to minneapolis. 70s from chicago to the northeast. all right. coming up, terrifying turn of events in one of america's tallest buildings. >> the shattered sky deck in chicago as a tourist was sitting high above the earth. a sad day here at "world news now" as we mark diana's last day with us.
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♪ ♪ shattered is the last thing you want to think about when you are in a glass box 1300 feet up. >> this happened to a family visiting chicago's famous willis tower. they stepped on the glass box and started to see and hear cracks right beneath their feet. here's abc's alex perez. >> chicago's famed willis tower promises to showcase the city skyline like no one else. 103 stories high on a glass ledge, making it feel like you are standing on air. >> that is crazy. >> reporter: this is the frightening view of a man and his cousin will never forget. the glass beneath them shattering as they hovered 1300 feet above the street. >> you feel your stomach drop, you feel your heart drop. >> reporter: seconds after they snapped this picture, sheer panic as they stood up. >> i feel a million pieces on my hand and look down and see it cracking very fast.
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i jumped off -- i don't know even know what i did. >> reporter: authorities immediately closed the ledge for repair but insist no one was ever in danger. they say it was a protective coating that shattered, not the 1 1/2 inch several layers of fully tempered glass that make up the ledge. the family hasn't given up on returning to the ledge, but says solid low ground is just fine for now. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> can you imagine? >> no, thank you. i have been on one of those things and the first thing you think is, what if this gives way i go all the way down. >> apparently they hold five tons. it was decorative coating. but when it is shattering you are not thinking that. >> the last thing you are thinking. you are not thinking there's a bunch of other layers. i'm not going anywhere. you are thinking i'm going down. no, no, no. when we come back, why gwyneth paltrow is now angry at members of the military. surprise for diana in "the skinny." stick around for this.
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visit your local benjamin moore dealer today and get $50 off every $250 purchase. ♪ skinny soy ♪ skinny so skinny >> we have a good skinny coming up. the latest controversial comments from gwyneth paltrow and the wife of one of the best-known p.o.w.s. is up in arms. >> speaking at a tech conference, paltrow compared
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on-line attacks to celebrities to going through war. saying the internet comments aimed at her and her famous friends are the dehumanizing. the wife of john mccain was livid and fired back on twitter. >> cindy mccain called paltrow a joke. she said the actress should talk to her two sons serving in the military and go out on patrol with some of the soldiers. point well taken. >> you can't say things like that. she is not in tune. >> next, a real scare for bret michaels. three songs in to his show, he was forced to leave. >> michael's guitarist said he was suffering from extremely low blood sugar and other sources say he has diabetes. >> he was treated by paramedics. he apologized to fans and is expected to be fine. coming up, next, opening in theaters nationwide,
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maleficent, the much-anticipated movie from our parent company disney. >> it is the self proclaimed mistress of all evil, the wicked witch from disney's 1959 animation "sleeping beauty." >> the film is getting mixed reviews. it scored 45% on rotten tomatoes. one viewer praises jolie saying her extraordinarily striking presence recalls old hollywood potency of greta garbo and another viewer says the real enchantment is not the story but the star. finally "the skinny" a look at two little guys that could be stars some day. you might have seen them on the show. take a look. they are very talented at playing in the park. >> that's my little guy devon. oh, man. >> mama, you are going home to them soon. >> yes. dylan is very good at lying around. very true. >> he looks a lot like mama. >> check them out. do they get along good? >> they are trying. >> are they pulling and tug of warring yet? >> not yet. the little one likes to grab a
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hairful of devon and devon is interested when we can send dylan back to the hospital. i've had enough. >> i'm over it. >> you are of course leaving. it's your last day and you are going home to those beautiful boys. >> someone else who has a lot to do with these little guys. he is on the phone with us right now. good morning, ducis. >> what? >> good morning, guys. >> your man is on the other line. how do you feel about getting your wife back after a year and a half now? >> we're excited. we can't wait. >> oh, my gosh. i can't believe this is happening. >> how about the boys, do they have any concept that mom will be home at night? >> i don't know if they have any concept but i have been telling them over and over again that mama is not going to be running out of the middle of the night in new york city like she has been doing. no more lady of the night. >> all right. the floor is all yours, you want to wish your wife a happy last day here on "world news now." >> oh, my gosh. >> i'm watching right now. you look absolutely stunning in red. just promise me you will still
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get dressed up. >> nice. >> i will dress up for you and the boys. no problem whatsoever as long as you take them overnight you have a deal. >> wait a minute. don't make that deal. 50/50 now buddy. >> any chance she can still stay there? >> not going to take her back. she has to stay with us at "world news now." >> no. we cannot wait to have her. we cannot wait to have mama back home. >> oh, man. thank you so much. i can't wait to get there. my goodness. this is the best sendoff ever. i can't believe this is actually happening. thank you so much, honey. >> ducis there while you are for holding the fort while i you have been here. >> that is a back story that no one knows about. while i have been here looking pretty and giving you all the news and eating all sorts of fun things my husband has been getting up all night burping babies and changing diapers and after spending all night up he gets to stay up with the babies. he's the happiest man on earth that i'm coming home. >> ducis, appreciate it.
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>> appreciate it. >> love you, honey. see you all soon. >> more fun with diana and surprises. stick around. >> my gosh. >> my gosh. k around. >> my gosh. but thanks to hotwire's incredibly low travel prices, i can afford to cross more things off my list. this year alone, we went to the top of the statue of liberty... and still saved enough to go to texas-- to a real dude ranch! hotwire checks the competition's rates every day... so they can guarantee their low prices. so we got our 4-star hotels for half price. next up, hollywood! ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com save big on car rentals too, from $11.95 a day.
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spots and residues. wow, what a difference! ♪ >> i always marvel at how much you can put it away, with all due respect, and not gain weight. >> i have to say you guys know the way to my heart. they have kept me so well fed. i eat here and never eat again. that's the secret. >> that's what she claims any way. every time i see her she is eating. you eat, i'll read. diana won't miss the overnight hours she will miss the great food. >> oh, yes, i will. >> from italian delicacies, gourmet ice cream, twinkies. >> oh, my gosh. >> you enjoyed it all. >> all of it. >> and there's more. >> oh. >> that one. mm, oh, yeah.
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best in the world. i can guarantee i'll put these in my mouth. >> that is so clever. >> look at that color. that is buff buff. >> do you know what it's missing, jack? >> little bit of butter. >> you know what i need? little ice cream. little whip cream. >> ice cream. >> not a calorie in sight. just what i like. >> back to the 19th century.
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no recipes called strawberry shortcake. back in 1847. >> shelf life apparently has gone from 20 days to 45 days. we'll be eating it through the summer, guys, from this very same box. mmm, oh, yeah. best one in the world. >> we have seen a lot of twins reunited, separated at birth. they are always great stories -- you missed your mouth on that one. are you okay? >> i'm wired. >> here we are with juniors. you love this place. >> thank you, by the way. juniors a whole spread from juniors, chocolate and vanilla cheesecake. we have the whole thing. we have the fried chicken and the mac and cheese. >> up until 3:00 in the morning and drawn to the refrigerator when you go home. >> thank you for that wonderful tribute to me and all of my oh, my gosh. >> another one. ♪
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we are following on "world news now." former microsoft ceo steve ballmer could be the next owner of the clippers. a deal has been reached between ballmer and shelly sterling to sell the team for $2 billion. sources are telling us a powerful explosion in syria's civil war was caused by a truck bomb driven by a man from florida. said to be the first such attack there carried out by an american. the nsa is firing back at edward snowden after his network interview. snowden claims he repeatedly raised concerns over surveillance with his bosses but officials say they've only found one e-mail and it made no mention of abuse. a fire destroyed a metal warehouse causing the building to collapse. flames shot through the roof and spread to neighboring building, trucks and rvs. but no one was hurt.
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those are some of the top stories on this friday, may 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> all right. you have been having a bittersweet fun, surprising morning all morning long and the party is not over yet. your last day. >> this is my last day. >> that's the bittersweet part. >> yes, it is. i'm excited to get home and be a mama to my two with beautiful baby boys and i'm sad to leave this incredible opportunity that i have. the show that has given me so many memories and such an amazing experience that i will hold with me forever. you say it is epic that we are here. >> it is. you are a wonderful anchor woman and this is not a bunch of nonsense. you are young, beautiful, talented. >> thank you. >> you can take a few years off and come back, you are not going to miss a trick. >> from your mouth to gods ears. i am glad i wore my sunday's best because i have been treated
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you will apparently see more of this eventually. i have food and cake. you will see the antics. >> you don't know all the things you will see. >> all of the things in front and behind and on the side of the scenes. it's crazy around here. >> we have some good ones to bring it home. we begin this half hour with the news, though. a new warning about measles. the cdc says it is back. >> a major increase in this potentially deadly virus and experts are asking families to help. here's abc's dr. richard besser. >> reporter: measles is spread by coughing. you can catch it from the air two hours after someone infected was there and it's spreading. the new record those 288 cases. the most since the virus was eliminated from the u.s. in 2000. 18 states affected. the biggest outbreak in ohio. where the amish are getting sick. unvaccinated some travel to the philippines on a mission trip catching the virus. now families are racing to get the shots. another outbreak in upscale san diego where parents deliberately
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avoided vaccination. >> most residents we're training have never seen measles. >> telltale rash, extreme fever and cough. they put negative pressure roads in rady children's hospital to immediately isolate cases. >> special filter that takes out infectious agent. >> reporter: all of these linked to travelers bringing measles here from around the globe giving it to the unvaccinated. the fear, we slide back to the days before vaccinations when measles sent 48,000 americans a year to the hospital. 7,000 with seizures and 500 died. >> he was really sick. i mean, he was in extreme pain all the time. he was screaming. we were up all night. >> reporter: this little boy was only 8 months old, too young to vaccinate when measles struck here in new york.
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he caught it during a visit to his doctor's office, in a room where measles cases had been. >> they were here just before he came in and that was enough to give him measles. >> reporter: the cdc are very concerned. there are two things they want everyone to do. if you are an adult and traveling overseas, make sure you have had at least two dose of measles vaccine. if you are unsure get the vaccine again. it is safe. for everyone here, make sure you and your children are vaccinated fully and on time. it will protect you and those in your community who can't protect themselves. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> now to details in the santa barbara rampage. the sheriff's office says deputies were told that elliot rodger posted disturbing videos on-line but did not view the videos when they visited his apartment. the april 30th visit came after rodger's mother and therapist expressed concerns about his behavior. the guns he used in the killings were stashed inside the same apartment at the time. the police never searched the
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residence or conducted a search to determine if he had firearms because they didn't consider him a threat. security breach at an detroit metro airport. officials shut down a terminal when a passenger left the check point and returned without being rescreened. thousands were stranded while security officers located the passengers. police swept the terminal before resuming normal operations. now to chicago where an attraction high up in the willis tower is expected to reopen today following a frightening incident. one of the four ledges on the tower's sky deck appeared to shatter causing some to scramble off of it fearing they would plunge 1300 feet to the ground. officials say there were was never any danger. just a protective coating that shattered not the glass itself. even so, it was the fright of a lifetime. >> that thing is shattering under you, you are not thinking i guess that is the protective coating. >> right. here's the thing. the statistic and fact is it can hold five tons. >> 10,000 pounds that's like a bunch of cars. >> yeah.
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>> you don't know that when you are going up there and there is no statistic that says it on a wall. >> and it would be just your luck. >> yeah. then you are the news the next day. that shatters under you, the first thing you do is run for your life and never looking back. so i can understand the fright. >> wow, yikes is right. the embattled head of the v.a. is expected to outline his plans to resolve the health care crisis at veteran's hospitals later today. so far eric shinseki has the support of the president but more than 100 lawmakers are calling for him to quit. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: pressure is mounting on v.a. secretary eric shinseki. president obama said to be extremely troubled by the findings of the v.a.'s investigation in to its hospitals. a spokesman would not say whether mr. obama has confidence in mr. shinseki. >> secretary shinseki has served his nation admirably and heroically as a soldier, general, and accomplished important things, as the
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secretary of veterans affairs. >> reporter: according to the v.a.'s interim report, 1700 veterans at the phoenix, arizona v.a. hospital were forced to wait an average of 115 days to get the first appointment. the hospital kept secret lists to cover up how long it took to get treatment. putting veterans at risk of being lost in a vast mismanaged system. the problem is bigger than just phoenix. investigators say the issues are systemic throughout the v.a. there are now 42 v.a. health centers around the nation under scrutiny. shinseki met with iraq and afghanistan veterans. one told abc news the secretary is frustrated and upset, just like them and he's committed to fixing the problem. he didn't indicate he's ready to step down. >> at the end of the day the man has served almost five decades for this country, lost half a foot in vietnam. the clamor of the congress i don't think distracts him much. >> reporter: the clamor is growing louder. about 100 lawmakers, republicans
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and democrats have called on shinseki to resign. that number is expected to grow. karen travers, abc news, washington. well, the government has just announced tougher rules on tanning beds used by millions of americans. the fda says sun lamps must carry black box warnings cautioning anyone under 18 not to use them. officials stopped short of banning their use by minors. experts say using an indoor tanning salon, even once, increases the risk of melanoma by 59%. we start with hockey. the new york rangers will play for the stanley cup for the first time in 20 years. the rangers will play either the l.a. kings or the chicago blackhawks. they play game six in their series tonight in l.a. l.a. leads three games to two. the san antonio spurs are a game from the nba finals. they destroyed the oklahoma city thunder last night. tim duncan poured in 22.
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he pulled down a dozen rebounds. san antonio can wrap up a spot in the finals tomorrow night. the miami heat can claim their place with a win against indiana. a look at the friday forecast. scattered thunderstorms in the rockies, dakotas and nebraska. heavy rain and thunderstorms along much of the gulf coast, the mississippi valley. showers from upstate new york in to new england. >> mostly 70s in the northeast and midwest. 80s across the south. 70s in the pacific northwest. sizzling 105 in phoenix. we always talk about phoenix, don't we? >> yes, we do. >> because it is nice and hot. >> we like it that way. we know police are called in to do all sorts of things. we thank them for it and we bet a few cops in texas never thought they would be called to do this. >> they were called in to a store after a deer broke through a window and running wild inside. of course, we have to dress the story up with music because it makes sense. >> seriously, though, the deer broke quite a few items. not a bull in the china shop, a deer in the china shop. it was eventually forced to run out the back door. old men from benny hill chasing the girls.
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>> the problem with deer they are not like it is okay. you can't coax a deer in to calming down. the closer you get the crazier it gets. if you put anything around its neck, it really gets crazy. you can't reason with a poor deer. it's so hyper and excited and nervous. >> poor little fella got out of there. it could have been worse. not so bad. >> very true. it really could have been a china shop. >> i know. look at all the plates. i saw one thing fall so far. >> when i see stories like this i worry whether or not he was hungry and there is deforestation, nowhere for them to go and they end up in our space or what we have claimed our space but really used to be their space. >> my neighborhood is loaded with deer. my goodness, gracious. >> you have to keep the bird feeders in. >> pretty much i don't have flowers anymore. >> oh, man. coming up, it was as competitive as it could possibly get. >> how the national spelling bee ended up with two winners last night. a fond farewell to diana perez today.
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scripps spelling bee it came down to a showdown that made history. >> correct. >> raw emotion amped up this year's scripps national spelling bee. 15-year-old, 8th grader jacob williamson captured worldwide attention on social media as the most animated contestant came to a disappointing end. what? >> but the tension kicked into high gear when it was down to two young men standing. >> a word i know this time, please. >> reporter: there weren't apparently any words that sriram hathwar didn't know. round after round squaring off against his formidable opponent 13-year-old ansun sujoe. >> f-e-i-j-o-a-d-a. >> >> the two boys took it down to the wire, exhausting the 25 championship words, spelling them all correctly down to the last one.
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>> whatever. however you say it, just spell it. >> f-e-u-i-l-l-e-t-o-n. >> correct. >> in the end, ansun and sriram both undefeated, named co-champions of this scripps national spelling bee. the first time there's been a tie since 1962. >> that's the neatest story. >> wow, i'm so happy for them. i said before you know how kids -- >> everybody wins. these both actually did. >> they deserve it. by the way, they both said all of the money they have is going toward college. that's the right decision, boys. they both got nearly $33,000 in cash prizes and of course, each got their own little trophy. >> i suspect they will go to fine institutions for college. >> i think you might be right there. >> smart kids. coming up a special tribute to our favorite short-timer diana perez.
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>> quite a ride for me here at "world news now" and apparently there's a few surprises left. please don't go anywhere. i know i won't. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> diana! it's your aunt barbara. your favorite relative and the top-selling tupperware lady in north america. i just wanted to let you know that you are going to be missed, dear. and i wish you the best of luck. if you need me, you ever need me, you just call me, you hear me?
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anytime, anytime. except next week. because next week's really hectic and oh, right now i'm late for bingo. so, the best of luck to you, dear. good-bye. >> good-bye, aunt barbara. >> how great of an actress is aunt barbara. aunt barbara and everybody else, thank you for such a wonderful sendoff. this kind of stuff, by the way, i have to tell our viewers this stuff does not happen in television. >> special show. >> you usually disappear but you guys are truly fortunate to have the research team and producers that we have. we are so lucky you have the opportunity to see the wonderful things that they put together. and obviously i'm so fortunate to have that, too. >> got two more blocks of good stuff. so standby. we will stroll down memory lane to diana's first official day as "world news now" anchor. she revealed a lot, maybe too much to rob nelson. >> oh, no. >> we have a few get to know you questions.
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if you weren't married and we'd be speed dating right now. >> okay. >> what is your favorite way to waste time at work without getting caught? >> two things, shop on-line -- this is embarrassing, pick my nose. >> oh! really? >> tell me you don't pick your nose at work? >> not at work. >> that is such bull. the number one thing everybody does in the world when no one is looking and sometimes when people are looking and most at red lights, pick your nose. think about it. >> we all pick. we are a nation of pickers but you are up there looking for gold? >> if no one is looking, i'm making sure it is clean. >> wow, diana perez. she's an anchor and a lady. >> every day of the week. >> if you were given 24 hours to live, what would you do? >> i would sky dive. i would eat chocolate nonstop.
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and i'd do some other things that i have had conversations with my husband about. >> yeah, ducis, get it, dawg. >> oh, my gosh. >> why did i share that? why did i do that? >> that was your first day. >> i didn't know what i was doing. >> we have more. another one of our finest moments together halloween, 2013. >> enjoying the party? >> i am. >> what's your name? >> eleanor. >> eleanor. can you dance the charleston, eleanor? >> i can. >> i can dance the charleston. how about that? >> beautiful. i got this girl named daisy. if you see her come around make yourself scarce. okay? good thing about the roaring '20s you can smoke, drink and be pregnant. it's a completely fake cigarette and there's nothing in the glass. >> that was fun. >> i liked eleanor. >> she might make an appearance. >> i will miss diana and eleanor a lot. >> i will miss all of you guys. i'm so happy you have done this for me. >> come back for the next
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♪ diana another masterpiece from our graphics department. with graphics department in mind a gift from all of us at "world news now." check it out. >> okay. >> don't read the card now. a lot of good stuff. >> i remember this. the book! >> show it right here. oh, man, oh, man. >> random shot. i don't know what it is, but there it is. big closeup, nice. every embarrassing graphic ever made of diana all put together in a book and we mean every last single one. that is a present from us to you. >> oh, my goodness. thank you so much. i think this is important. as is "world news now" tradition, we have a hall of fame. you know what that means.
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>> wow, am i being inducted? >> you are about to be inducted in to the "world news now" hall of fame. roll, please. >> wow. look at that aaron brown, lisa mcree. >> my goodness. >> i'm -- check it out. >> i'm in incredible company. >> anderson cooper. david muir. >> look at this group of people i have joined. >> hallowed hall you have joined. john cornyn. ryan owens, check him out. paula. >> sir nelson. >> wait for it. wait for it. diana perez. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. thank you so, so much. >> speech! >> i have to say if it weren't because i have these two absolutely adorable children waiting for me i would stay here three lifetimes over. this is the experience of a
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lifetime. nothing like being here with the people behind the scenes. it has been incredible. you have no idea how hard these people work for you on a daily basis. it's because of them the show is as amazing as it is, hair makeup and everybody behind me. all the writers and producers. everybody you see behind here, these are the stars of the show that you don't see every day. we come out here and we read words. they put the whole thing together. i can't wait to get home and spend time with my kids. i can't thank you enough. i can't thank you guys enough for everything you have done. you make me look so great every day. and to our viewers thank you for letting us go to your home on a nightly basis and be part of your family and thank you for the kind words. everybody who didn't have kind words, see you later. for everybody else, i love you all! [ applause ] thank you .
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this morning on "world news now, " done deal, the los angeles clippers are raking up with a new owner this morning. we will tell you about the owner and the eye-popping price he paid for the team. plus -- the average american if you are going to the grocery store, i can't guarantee you are not going to get what you are looking for. worthless wine. you may be paying top dollar for a cheap wine with a fancy label and not know it. a bittersweet celebration here on "world news now." we are saying good-bye to our colleague and friend. a look back at some of my favorite moments with diana and some moments which we hope will embarrass the heck out of her. it is friday, may 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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i want to order some kleenex because i know we will have a couple of kleenex moments. big hug right off the top. >> thank you. i can't believe this is happening. >> can you believe it? we have a jam-packed show. we're saying good-bye to diana. she's leaving us. >> my last show. >> i said before we came on the air. everything that happens from this moment on is the last time it will happen for me for a long time or maybe ever when it comes to this show. i'm going to miss this place so much. i can't believe this day has come. i am so excited to get home to my boys but man, oh, man, this is bittersweet. >> this is tough. you are an anchor woman. you'll be back. you will raise the boys and get them in school and be back. >> i'm excited about getting home to my little babies. >> i have been looking forward to this for a long time. we have loads of surprises. stick around. it's going to be a good one. can't wait. new details in the battle over ownership of the clippers. there's a deal to sell the team to former microsoft chair steve ballmer for $2 billion. >> the deal still has to be approved by clippers owner donald sterling who said he's not selling.
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with the latest here's mary bruce who's in l.a. >> reporter: it's a record-setting bid for an nba team. former microsoft executive steve ballmer offering $2 billion to buy the los angeles clippers from embattled owner donald sterling. >> i don't think there is anything that donald sterling can say to the nba owners to convince them to let him keep the team. >> reporter: the nba is trying to force sterling to sell, punishment for his infamous racist rant. sterling has already been kicked out of the game for life, slammed in the court of public opinion, benched for his comments about african-americans by the nba, but he isn't budging. his lawyer says sterling will fight until the bloody end. meanwhile, his wife shelly sterling is moving ahead with the sale, taking bids just days before the nba hearing to oust her family from ownership. >> don is sensitive of her efforts and appreciative of her efforts. skeptical her efforts will produce a resolution of the problem.
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>> their relationship is complicated to say the least. >> still married but we're estranged. we have more of a business arrangement in our relationship than we have of a love relationship. >> reporter: the sterling family trust reached an agreement with ballmer for his $2 billion offer. next it goes straight to the nba for final approval. john and diana. >> mary, thank you. >> amazing. >> oh, yeah. magic johnson tweeting out already steve ballmer owning the clippers is a win for the city of l.a. and those who live in the city of angels. obviously, someone is happy about that. >> i'm happy for the players, i'm happy for the fans. >> good for them. >> hopefully it comes through. >> yeah. moving on to this now. the embattled head of the v.a. meets with homeless veterans amid calls for his resignation. during the meeting, eric shinseki is expected to outline his plan for fixing the hospitals. he met with veterans of afghanistan and iran.
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one vet said shinseki showed no signs he's ready to quit. the florida man who is the first american to carry out a suicide attack in syria's civil war. we have video. terrorists claim he drove the truck bomb that produced a powerful explosion. believed at least 70 americans are among the foreign fighters in syria. the fbi's concern is they may return home and form sleeper cells for al qaeda. the search for the missing malaysia airlines jet is on what will be a month long break. during that time more powerful sonar equipment will be brought. in the search will continue on the floor of the indian ocean. investigators say the area where the pings were detected is not the plane's final resting place. the national security agency and edward snowden clashes. >> snowden claimed he tried to raise his concerns before he fled overseas, but the nsa says the record shows otherwise. abc's molly hunter has the story. >> reporter: the nsa is firing back. hours after snowden's primetime interview, the spy agency
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disputed his version of events. there are "numerous avenues that mr. snowden could have used to raise other concerns or whistle-blower allegations," but snowden insists he did describing a well-documented paper trail. >> i have raised these complaints not just officially, in writing, through e-mail, to these officers and individuals. but to my supervisors, to my colleagues, in more than one office. >> reporter: on thursday, the white house stood firmly by the nsa. >> there were and there are numerous avenues that mr. snowden could have used to raise other concerns or whistle-blower allegations. the appropriate authorities have searched for additional indications of outreach from mr. snowden in those areas and to date have not found any engagements related to his claims. >> reporter: the nsa uncovered just one e-mail exchange with snowden and said it did not raise any allegations or concerns about abuse. the response back to snowden read, please give me a call if
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you would like to discuss further. the nsa said there was no additional followup, but snowden struck back late thursday night calling the release incomplete. he said if the white house is merely interested in the whole truth they can ask his former colleagues. john and diana? >> molly, i guess the question is whether or not the nsa would have listened had snowden said anything? >> exactly. >> critics of the nsa said there was no channel through which snowden could have reached the concerns internally, but critics of snowden say that really the paper trail -- he better have that paper trail to prove that he tried. >> very important paper trail, i'm sure. >> molly hunter, thank you for that. massive fires destroy a metal warehouse in los angeles causing the entire building to collapse. huge flames shot through the roof last night and spread to neighboring smergs buildings -- commercial buildings, trucks and rvs. the thick, dark smoke could be seen from miles away. the fire was eventually put out but the effort was complicated by downed power lines and gas
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leak. there were no reported injuries. now a much cooler story about a pickup truck and its driver that had been down the road before. >> down a lot of roads actually. that's the pickup truck there. it is a 1995 toyota t-100. it was driven into the southern indiana dealership where nancy richardson bought it 19 years ago. >> the last little bit was enough to turn the odometer over to 1 million miles. holy mackerel. the truck was used to deliver seafood to restaurants driving 800 miles a week. i'm fascinated. i want to know did she have a new engine put in, how many transmissions. >> right. >> how much money has gone into that guy. >> brakes. >> she calls it clyde because it like a clydesdale horse. incredible. wow. come will up -- important information before you shop for weekend wine. why a bottle that looks like a top shelf wine could be the bottom of the barrel. plus a fond farewell to a friend. we are saying good-bye this morning to diana. with food, festivities and surprises.
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>> all right. this is scary. the bottle of red wine you are drinking, maybe right now, by the way, may not be what you are thinking. >> depending on where they are watching it could be right now. police in italy confiscated tens of thousands of bottles of counterfeit premium wine. many of which were heading to stores in the united states. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: the tip off came from discerning drinkers who realized the expensive wine they were sipping was not the real deal. talt italian police swooped seizing 30,000 bottles. of counterfeit wines. worthless wine with a fancy, fake label. >> reporter: the problem is most of us, including me, can't tell the difference. between one wine or the other. we are ripe for the fooling. >> unfortunately, the average american, if you are just going out to a grocery store, i can't guarantee you are not going to get what you are looking for and you might be getting something
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completely different. >> reporter: according to a french newspaper, 20% of wine on the world wide market might be fake and by the way the u.s. just became the biggest wine consumer on the planet. we drink 329 million cases a year. is your favorite wine really what you think it is? nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that is scary. so you are sitting there going, what a bouquet and drinking -- >> don't say anything. >> drinking table wine. >> i think this is so terrible. how many times have i been tricked into spending $70. >> i will trust you on this one. bulgarian table wine. i was thinking it was some hoitie-toitie french wine. >> wow. by the way, a lot of money is going for 40 bucks a bottle so estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars that is fraudulent operation is worth. >> that is scary. >> what do you do, taste your
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wine a little better, take it to a connoisseur every time. there's no way to really -- >> buy two in case. >> buy small batches, don't spend too much money and taste them. there you go. coming up a special tribute to our own diana perez. >> a look back at the best and maybe the worst of our time here on the anchor desk and a surprise special. don't go anywhere. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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good morning to you, diana. i can't believe it has been more than a year since we sat together on the desk overnight. you were my 16th and final coanchor on the show.
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we had a good run together. there was no way in the world i was going to let you leave the overnights without a special good-bye. you are one of my favorites. i wanted to come by and say hey, tape something to say how much i enjoyed working with you, how much luck i wish you, how much fun we had. all of the stories and jokes i could share. none of which are appropriate for national television that we have talked about, but the more i think about it, something's just -- it doesn't feel right. something's missing from this moment. i just -- can't put my finger on it. wait a minute. ♪ ♪ there's no way! oh, my! >> what's up, baby. >> oh, my goodness. >> how are you doing? how are you doing? >> i'm good. i wasn't going to miss this opportunity. you know that. what's up, john. how are you? how are you?
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look, baby. we have scripts and everything. i could not miss this occasion. >> is this fake wine? >> that's the real stuff. that's the real stuff. >> can we open it up now. >> it's your last show. they can't fire you. do what you are going to do. i came by for a few reasons. number one, because i love you. >> i love you too. >> and you were my 16th and final coanchor and you did my farewell show and did such a good sendoff i had to return the favor and number three i brought you champagne, first time you don't have to wake up at 11:00 and get home at 7:00 a.m. sip the champagne. >> cannot wait. >> and i also brought you chocolate. we all know you like chocolate and candy. we deliver the most important news while having a bit of fun in the middle of the night and sitting next to me and john, we definitely had our fun. >> oh, boy. ♪ we know her face and name. >> i am diana perez. >> diana perez. >> i'm diana perez.
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>> i'm diana perez. >> okay. enough already. i think we got it. where was i? oh, yeah. she's a mother. namaste. >> oh. >> devoted wife. >> congratulations, honey. i'm so proud of you. >> my baby daddy. >> your baby daddy. >> my baby daddy. >> if you were given 24 hours to live what would you do? >> some other things that i have had conversations with my husband about. >> yeah, ducis, yeah, get it, dog. >> of course, dedicated "world news now" anchor who's really, let's say passionate about her work. >> there's a little licking, a lot of laying, a couple of times rolling around. >> are you enjoying the party? >> i am. >> thank you for inviegt me. what's your name? >> eleanor. >> can you dance the charleston? >> yes. >> let me see. >> how about that? >> what's so wonderful about this show is i really can be myself. >> reporter: from the hard headlines.
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>> federal agents demand answers about the boston marathon bombing. the u.s. embarked on the deepest involvement in syria since the start of the conflict. >> reporter: this morning the passing of nelson mandela. it's the news a nation prepared for. >> to the softer stories. >> the duchess of cambridge has been admitted to deliver her royal baby. another so-called haboob rolled into the valley of the sun. a man from our abc station got up close and personal with that haboob. [ laughter ] he said he gusts were so strong it actually hurt to turn toward the haboob. [ laughter ] >> sorry. i made her laugh. >> diana delivers our daily dose of overnight news and is always, always up for a challenge. >> yeah! >> and down to have a good time. >> nice.
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>> i have been on spartan race here in the middle of the studio. we did hula hooping in the middle of the studio. i have been tanning in the studio. god do i love it. i really do. i really do love this show. >> reporter: she lights up the room with her wacky antics. >> i'm not ready. >> who's ready? who's ready? >> you are a boy scout. >> reporter: she's never ever ashamed of anything she does. well, almost anything. >> we did a segment about what not to do on your first date. i never laughed so hard on live television in my whole life. just my shrieking was so embarrassing. >> oh, you mean this. >> mother talk. >> i just stopped breast-feeding last week. >> oh. [ laughter ] wait wait wait. let's hear that one more time. [ laughter ] >> but when the party ends diana
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is genuinely invested in you, the loyal viewers. >> i think the one thing i want everyone to remember when they remember diana perez is that i was honest. no matter what. >> reporter: as she cleans out her office for the next adventure, to us, diana will always be, as john muller said best -- >> dirty diana. >> ow! ♪ dirty diana >> i can't believe it. you guys. this is amazing. this is simply amazing. oh, my goodness. thank you so much. both of you guys for being so wonderful. rob, i have missed you so much. john, it has been a great run. to everybody out there, all of the viewers i can't thank you enough for letting us in your home every night and making us a part of your routine. i have no words, nothing else to say. >> you are leaving the most unique job in tv news to do the most important job in the real
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world. >> well said. not over. stick around. we have more surprises coming up for diana. g up for diana.
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♪ how do i say good-bye ♪ how do i say good-bye >> can't be more. there can't be more. >> farewell to diana. rob nelson joining us. another surprise for you, diana. >> this is amazing. >> yeah, you get a threesome. there are reasons that diana decided to take a break from tv and here they are. >> hey, dylan. hey, dylan. say hi to mom. say hi to mama. say hi to mama. dylan, what is your reaction to your mom staying home with you? [ crying ]
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>> do you have anything else you want to say? >> that means you are done. english major. yes, indeed. >> wow, that's incredible. this is -- i -- for the first time ever i have nothing to say. that was wonderful. thank you, honey, if you are watching. i'm sure you are not. >> she has a husband named ducis, dylan and devon and khloe kim, kanye, kourtney. beautiful family. i'm excited to get home. >> i will sit on the patio and enjoy moments with my kids. i will enjoy these moments. wow, i took that picture yesterday. you work fast. these are moments that i know i'm never going to recapture in the future and i cannot wait to
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finally get to live and go home and spend time with these little guys and make them run me ragged and that's just fine. i can't wait to get started. >> viewers have chimed in, diana. they have a lot to say. they love you and hard to see you go. they are used to anchor changes on the show. they have a lot to the say. diana and the kids will never forget what you are doing for them. oh, what a mom you will be. >> and wonderful you can spend time being a mommy but us insomniacs will miss you. something fierce. you are the best female anchor abc has had overhead. you are pretty, bright, smart, sweet, witty and most of all real. we will miss you, lovely lady. >> colleen wrote, we were so happy to see you back from maternity leave, but you have to listen to your heart. you will never get these moments back. so happy you were able to do this. farewell our morning friend. >> from bill, i dvr wnn to see your smile. i will miss you. enjoy your time with your family. >> go check out those facebook comments. >> hardest part of leaving the show is the incredibly loyal fans and they love you and will
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this morning on "world news now," calls to resign. a showdown is shaping up today as lawmakers call for the ouster of the head of veteran's affairs. vicious attack. a runner mauled by a bear as she is sharing her story of survival. what she remembered from childhood that helped her survive. plus, the winning word in last night's spelling bee was only three letters, t-i-e. the unusual ending to a nail-biting competition. a bittersweet day here on "world news now." it is diana's last show. we will look back at some of the best times we have had sitting on this desk, many of which include food. >> oh, yes. >> and choice moments. it is friday, may 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. big hug right off the top.
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we are going to miss you so much. >> oh, my goodness. >> jam-packed half hour of hi-jinx and surprises and all sort of good stuff. >> so many things have happened behind the scenes and other parts of the show you haven't seen yet. i can't believe there is more coming. it has all happened according to me and i need to stop being a blubbering mess and come up with coherent sentences. >> no. you've earned it. be a blubbering mess. >> oh, my gosh. thank you for everything. i really appreciate it. i'm going to miss you guys so much but i'm really excited about the next chapter. >> you are going to be a fantastic stay at home mama before you come back and take over the anchor desk. >> should we get to some news? >> let's get started. good morning to all of you. we begin with a high-profile appearance for the embattled v.a. secretary. eric shinseki is expected to outline his plans for fixing the v.a. hospital crisis. >> it comes as he faces growing pressure to step down. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: castro's husband ralph, a vietnam veteran, died
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last year, waiting for more than a year to get cancer treatment at the v.a. hospital in phoenix. today she told abc news she wants the man in charge to go. >> secretary shinseki needs to be removed. i don't care if he steps down, gets fired, he needs to be gone. >> reporter: there's a drum beat in congress, too. in the wake of the blockbuster report finding systemic deception and incompetence delaying care for thousands of veterans, at least 100 members of congress, many of them democrats, have called on shinseki to resign. the big question now, what about the commander in chief? >> simple yes or no question, does the president have confidence in secretary shinseki? >> john, the president addressed this question from the podium. >> it wasn't asked directly. does he have confidence in secretary shinseki? >> the president believes and is confident that secretary shinseki has served his nation admirably, heroically as a soldier.
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>> does the president right now have confidence in secretary shinseki? yes or no. it's a simple yes or no question. you told us last week he had confidence. does he have confidence now? >> still confident? no answer. but secretary shinseki is digging in. in a closed door meeting with veterans groups he vowed to fix the mess. as one veteran's leader at the meeting told abc news he made it clear he won't quit. at the end of the day, he's used to being shot at and blown up. this probably doesn't distract him much. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. now to a developing story we have been following overnight. there's a deal on the table for former microsoft ceo steve ballmer to buy the clippers for $2 billion. shelly sterling had been pushing to sell the team before the nba's owner's meeting next week but there is one major hurdle. donald sterling has to approve the deal and he has vowed to never sell the team. a bit of intrigue at the white house. first, "people" magazine tweeted
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this photo of hillary clinton. mentioning she was on her way to a meeting at the white house. then the tweet disappeared. later the white house confirmed that clinton and president obama shared a private lunch. apparently so private it never appeared on the president's daily schedule. and near the white house, a new honor for the late maya angelou her portrait installed on the first floor of the national portrait gallery. it was completed last year in honor of her 86th birthday. it will remain on view another two weeks. she died on wednesday. the family feud involving casey kasem heads to a washington state court today. kasem's wife jean has been ordered to appear in an ongoing dispute with a step daughter. carrie kasem has been given authority to determine if her father is receiving adequate medical care. the 82-year-old radio legend suffers from a form of dementia. his wife has been warned that failure to show up in court could lead to her arrest. >> the sheriff's office said that elliot rodger posted disturbing videos online.
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they did not view the videos when they visited his apartment on april 30th. the visit came after rodger's mother and therapist had expressed concerns about his behavior. with more on rodger's troubled background, here's abc's david wright. >> a male wearing a white shirt. shots fired, shots fired. >> reporter: some of the people who knew the shooter best insisted they never saw this coming. >> elliot fooled everyone for a very, very long time. >> reporter: family friend, simon astaire on "gma." >> he was a removed, remote child. he hesitated. he shook when you met him. >> these you tube videos give some glimpses into his character. this one here, he stalks a young couple kissing on the beach. consumed with envy. in his rambling manifesto, he claims to have attacked others he envied writing at a party last year he tried to push a group of students off of a balcony. he said he squirted another group with a super soaker with orange juice and dumped coffee on a young couple kissing in line at starbucks.
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rodger was so anti-social, one of his former roommates moved out early. chris rugg told us well before the attack he saw rodger as potentially violent. >> my first feeling was wow, he actually did it. >> reporter: rodger's parents said they are crying in pain for the victims and their families. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> firefighters had a tough time battling a massive building fire near l.a. it broke out last night in a metal plant before growing out of control and spreading to adjoining commercial buildings, trucks and even rvs. the entire building eventually collapsed and the smoke could be seen for miles. there were no reports of any injuries. a fire at a fertilizer storage facility forced the evacuation of a five-block radius in athens, texas. flames shot 60 feet in the air at the height of the fire but firefighters had to stand down and let it burn out because of ammonium nitrate stored in the facility. the same fertilizer that sparked
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the explosion that killed 15 people in the town of west last year. this time no one was injured. a woman in alaska is talking about how she survived a bear attack for the first time. she and her husband were out trail running on a military base in anchorage. they became separated and she saw a bear cub and wondered whether the mother was a moment later. the mama bear knocked her down and she played dead. >> i laid there in a fetal position on my left side. then she kind of scratched me again or bit me or trounced me down, however. again, i didn't even try to stand up or fight back. >> then she says the bear left. she suffered lacerations to her neck, arms and leg, a torn ear and neck injuries. she was released from the hospital yesterday. the first time in 52 years, there are two champions in the scripps national spelling bee. here we go.
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14-year-old sriram hathwar of new york and 13-year-old ansun sujoe of ft. worth, texas. they ended a final riveting showdown after nearly exhausting the 25 championship words. >> okay. >> whatever. however you say it. just spell it. >> f-e-u-i-l-l-e-t-o-n. >> correct. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow, oh, wow. the two boys became the fourth co-champions in the spelling bee's 89-year history and the first since 1962. they will each take on a trophy and $33,000 in cash prizes. wow, oh, wow. >> you hate to see one lose when they get this far. it is great. >> wonderful for them and their families. you know how nowadays any kid that plays a sport every kid goes home with a trophy. you are like oh, come on.
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there needs to be a clear winner. this time they both worked hard for it. >> both will be able to put the money towards college. the winning word, by the way, feuilleton. you know what that is? >> what is it? >> i know what that is. it's a section of a european newspaper or magazine. >> i knew that. >> is that with the crossword puzzle i can never get? >> all right. here's a look at the weather. heavy rain, thunderstorms and flooding from southern louisiana to the florida panhandle. showers and thunderstorms from upstate new york to new england. scattered showers across the eastern plains. a chance of damaging winds and hail for the dakotas and nebraska. also stormy in the rockies. >> mostly 80s from salt lake city to albuquerque and dallas to minneapolis. 70s from chicago to the northeast. all right. coming up, terrifying turn of events in one of america's tallest buildings. >> the shattered sky deck in chicago as a tourist was sitting high above the earth. a sad day here at "world news now" as we mark diana's last day with us.
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[ shattered ♪ ♪ shattered is the last thing you want to think about when you are in a glass box 1300 feet up. >> this happened to a family visiting chicago's famous willis tower. they stepped on the glass box and started to see and hear cracks right beneath their feet. here's abc's alex perez. >> chicago's famed willis tower promises to showcase the city skyline like no one else. 103 stories high on a glass ledge, making it feel like you are standing on air. >> that is crazy. >> reporter: this is the frightening view of a man and his cousin will never forget. the glass beneath them shattering as they hovered 1300 feet above the street. >> you feel your stomach drop, you feel your heart drop. >> reporter: seconds after they snapped this picture, sheer panic as they stood up. >> i feel a million pieces on my hand and look down and see it cracking very fast.
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i jumped off -- i don't know even know what i did. >> reporter: authorities immediately closed the ledge for repair but insist no one was ever in danger. they say it was a protective coating that shattered, not the 1 1/2 inch several layers of fully tempered glass that make up the ledge. the family hasn't given up on returning to the ledge, but says solid low ground is just fine for now. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> can you imagine? >> no, thank you. i have been on one of those things and the first thing you think is, what if this gives way i go all the way down. >> apparently they hold five tons. it was decorative coating. but when it is shattering you are not thinking that. >> the last thing you are thinking. you are not thinking there's a bunch of other layers. i'm not going anywhere. you are thinking i'm going down. no, no, no. when we come back, why gwyneth paltrow is now angry at members of the military. surprise for diana in "the skinny." stick around for this.
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>> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny soy ♪ skinny so skinny >> we have a good skinny coming up. the latest controversial comments from gwyneth paltrow and the wife of one of the best-known p.o.w.s. is up in arms. >> speaking at a tech
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conference in california, paltrow compared online attacks on celebrities to go through war. saying the internet comments aimed at her and her famous friends are dehumanizing. the wife of john mccain was livid and fired back on twitter. >> cindy mccain called paltrow a joke. she said the actress should talk to her two sons serving in the military and go out on patrol with some of the soldiers. point well-taken. >> you can't say things like that. she is not in tune. >> you she >> next, a real scare for bret michaels. three songs into his show, he was forced to leave. the stage in a medical emergency. >> michael's guitarist said he was suffering from extremely low blood sugar and other sources say he has diabetes. >> he was treated by paramedics. he apologized to fans and is expected to be fine. coming up, next, opening in theaters nationwide, maleficent, the much-anticipated movie from our parent company disney. >> stars angelina jolie.
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it's the untold story of the self--proclaimed mistress of all evil, the wicked witch from disney's 1959 animation "sleeping beauty." >> the film is getting mixed reviews. it scored 45% on rotten tomatoes. one reviewer praises jolie saying her extraordinarily striking presence recalls old hollywood potency of greta garbo and another viewer says the real enchantment is not the story but the star. finally "the skinny" a look at two little guys that could be stars some day. you might have seen them on the show. take a look. they are very talented at playing in the park. >> that's my little guy devon. oh, man. devin and dylan in the park. >> mama, you are going home to them soon. >> yes. dylan is very good at lying around. very true. >> he looks a lot like mama. >> check them out. do they get along good? >> they are trying. >> are they pulling and tug of warring yet? >> not yet. the little one likes to grab a hairful of devon and devon is interested when we can send dylan back to the hospital.
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he's like, i've had about enough. >> i'm over it. >> you are of course leaving. it's your last day and you are going home to those beautiful boys. >> someone else who has a lot to do with these little guys. he happens to join us on the phone right now. good morning, ducis. >> what? >> good morning, guys. >> your man is on the other line. how do you feel about getting your wife back after a year and a half now? >> we're excited. we can't wait. >> oh, my gosh. i can't believe this is happening. >> how about the boys, do they have any concept that mom will be home at night? >> i don't know if they have any concept but i have been telling them over and over again that mama is not going to be running out in the middle of the night in new york city like she has been doing. no more lady of the night. >> all right. the floor is all yours, you want to wish your wife a happy last day here on "world news now." >> oh, my gosh. >> i'm watching right now. you look absolutely stunning in red. just promise me you will still
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get dressed up. >> nice. >> i will dress up for you and the boys. no problem whatsoever as long as you take them overnight you have a deal. >> wait a minute. don't make that deal. 50/50 now buddy. >> john, any chance she can still stay there? >> any chance she can still stay there? >> not going to take her back. she has to stay with us at "world news now." >> no. we cannot wait to have her. we cannot wait to have mama back home. >> oh, man. thank you so much. i can't wait to get there. my goodness. this is the best sendoff ever. i can't believe this is actually happening. thank you so much, honey. >> ducis there while you are for holding the fort while i you have been here. >> that is a back story that no one knows about. while i have been here looking pretty and giving you all the news and eating all sorts of fun things my husband has been getting up all night burping babies and changing diapers and done it with a smile. i go home and go to sleep and after spending all night up he gets to stay up with the babies. he's the happiest man on earth that i'm coming home. >> ducis, appreciate it. >> appreciate it.
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spots and residues. wow, what a difference! ♪ ♪ >> i always marvel at how much you can put it away, with all due respect, and not gain weight. >> i have to say you guys know the way to my heart. they have kept me so well fed. i eat here and never eat again. that's the secret. >> that's what she claims any way. every time i see her she is eating. you eat, i'll read. diana won't miss the overnight hours she will miss the great food. >> oh, yes, i will. >> from italian delicacies, gourmet ice cream, twinkies. >> oh, my gosh. >> you enjoyed it all. >> all of it. >> and there's more. >> oh. >> that one. mm, oh, yeah.
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awesome. oh, yeah. oh, yeah? i can guarantee i'll put these in my mouth. i'm going to have to dig in. what's the deal with the spoon? we don't need that. >> that is so clever. >> look at that color. that's buffalo. that is buff buff. >> do you know what it's missing, jack? >> what's that? >> little bit of butter. >> you know what i need? little ice cream. little whip cream. >> ice cream. >> not a calorie in sight. just what i like. >> back to the 19th century. no recipes called strawberry shortcake.
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it was in the recipe back back in 1847. >> shelf life apparently has gone from 20 days to 45 days. we'll be eating twinkies through the summer, guys, from this very same box. mmm, oh, yeah. best one in the world. >> we have seen a lot of twins reunited, separated at birth. they are always great stories -- you missed your mouth on that one. are you okay? >> i'm wired. >> here we are with juniors. you love this place. >> thank you, by the way. juniors a whole spread from juniors, chocolate and vanilla cheesecake. we have the whole thing. we have the fried chicken and the mac and cheese. >> up until 3:00 in the morning and drawn to the refrigerator when you go home. >> thank you for that wonderful tribute to me and all of my oh, my gosh. >> another one. ♪
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making news in america this morning -- developing overnight. the clippers are waking up with a new owner this morning, following weeks of turmoil. who just paid a record amount for the team? under pressure. confidence disintegrates for the head of veterans affairs. as a rallying cry for him to step down gets even louder. fight of her life. a bear attack victim tells her survival story from a hospital bed. >> it carried me over to the other side of the road, where her cubs were. >> the one thing she did say that saved her life. v-i-c-t-o-r-y. something rare goes down at the national spelling bee finale.

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