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gonna save them and go with the "50/50" lifeline... >> okay. >> right now. and save the audience for later. >> okay. final? >> so "50/50" lifeline. final. >> okay, so let's do it. let's help him out here. we're going to take 2 incorrect answers away, please. >> oh, i knew it. >> the golden gate bridge and the gateway arch. >> golden gate bridge. >> so let me start over now that we have it narrowed down. named for the city it was founded near, cisco systems designed its logo to resemble what landmark? golden gate bridge or gateway arch? >> i am so glad i have you here to read me these questions. i wish i would listen better the first time, because much like a previous question, it's finally hit me like a ton of bricks. i've spent my whole life being thick-headed, and it's a very difficult thing to overcome. but i am going to go with a,
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because the golden gate bridge is in san francisco. a, golden gate bridge. final answer. >> admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. that's right! >> yeah. >> that's right. [cheers and applause] >> oh, goodness. >> $3,000. [horn blares] $3,000. that sound means time is up, but you will be back and so will your son, patrick. >> looking forward to it. >> we are coming back to play more "millionaire." how high will he go? i hope it's the $1 million. thank you for watching, for everyone who's been a part of this one. i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [cheers and applause] closed captioning sponsored by: americans... ... 83% try to eat healthy. yet up 90% fall short in getting key nutrients from food alone. let's do more. add one a day women's gummies. complete with key nutrients we may need... ...plus it supports bone health with calcium and vitamin d. one a day vitacraves gummies.
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♪ ♪ >> please say those are dolphins, right? please say they are. >> i don't think so. >> it's a magnificent, magnificent sight in south florida. a school of sharks swimming in the waters off port everglades in ft. lauderdale. they're just enjoying the warm, shallow waters. a good place to feed. april is one of the busiest months for shark activity in florida. we're a few days from april, but the sharks apparently know it's very near. so they're there. >> it's so beautiful when you're like 10,000 feet above them. >> exactly. not when you're down there in the water. >> no, no, no. >> see, that never happens in california. >> never know. there's always time. >> only in your home state. now to shocking charges against a highly regarded united
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airlines pilot, prosecutors accusing him of running a string of brothels in houston. >> authorities say he had at least 20 women working for him. abc's gio benitez has the details. >> reporter: he's a respected pilot accused of living a double life. by day, bruce wayne wallis is a united airlines pilot, recognized with top awards. but by night, court documents allege he goes by bruno and runs a massive brothel operation in texas. >> it is the largest operation of this type that i have been associated with. >> reporter: the alleged high-flying criminal appearing in court monday. prosecutors say he acted as a pimp to at least 20 women, charging them each $400 a week to use a room in one of the brothels. wallis reportedly running the operation out of his black hummer, managing nearly a dozen brothel apartments in the houston area. the alleged evidence? $50,000 in cash that police say they discovered in wallis's home.
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along with dozens of firearms and text messages between him and his employees. one saying, it's my job to keep you guys safe. wallis's attorney says he's ready to fight. >> it's hardly the case of the century that the state makes it out to be. >> reporter: his alleged accomplice, this woman, tracey tanner, a suburban mother of five. >> she's in a very, very scary place right now. >> reporter: on wallis, united airlines telling abc news, we hold our employees to the highest standard. we are assisting the authorities and we have removed this employee from his flying duties. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> well, apparently the pilot's attorney says the whole case is overblown. and this might be the newest prosecution of the world's oldest profession. >> that's what the attorney said, right? >> yeah. well, coming up, the legal drama in real life for william shatner. and how an ultrafamous co-star of meryl streep's taunted her on the movie set. the inside dirt next in "the skinny."
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okay. topping the "skinny" this morning, a major lawsuit for a hollywood icon. >> we're talking about william shatner hit with a $170 million paternity suit. the plaintiff it's peter sloan. the man who claims to be the plaintiff, it's peter sloan, the man who claims to be shatner's son. sloan says he was given up for adoption as a newborn but after some research and detective work, he found out the 85-year-old actor once had a fling with his biological mother. >> shatner has denied the whole thing even after meeting sloan a number of times. sloan even introducing shatner to his daughter. sloan says he just wants shatner to take a dna test. and next, fascinating new details of how dustin hoffman taunted meryl streep. apparently this happened on the set of "kramer vs. kramer." >> the film swept at the 1980 academy awards earning oscars for best picture and both actors, but in a new interview from "vanity fair," streep's
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biographer tells of how hoffman would use the death of actor john kazale, streep's boyfriend who died of cancer, as method acting ammunition. >> wow. hoffman would provoke streep by whispering his name before shooting, like in this climactic courtroom scene. >> were you a failure at the one most important relationship in your life? were you? >> is that a yes, mrs. kramer? >> you can see how affected she is. i mean, now knowing that information, you can see just -- it's more than just acting. you can see it in her eyes. >> did he go too far? >> that's a good question. but she thanked him, right? >> she did.
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and it worked out. michael shulman said hoffman slapped streep on the cheek before filming their first scene together. >> i don't know about that. but the film has -- obviously, it was a hit. to this day, the two have yet to work together on another film. it was such a great movie. >> there are many times you've wanted to hit me on the set. >> and i haven't? >> and you did. got the emotions out. next, lots of excitement over a just announced summer tour that is centered on '90s nostalgia. >> it's called the i love the '90s tour. how creative. here's a taste of who is on the bill. ♪ baby baby baby ♪ baby baby baby ♪ i want to sex you up ♪ you you got what i need ♪ but you say you just >> this is bringing back old memories. >> oh, man, biz marquee and salt-n-pepa. vanilla ice. they will be the headliners.
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color me badd, b-a-d-d, coolio. biz marquee, just a few of the other acts set to appear on the nationwide tour. >> kid in play will also be making an appearance. >> then it will be a house party. >> somebody is pretty excited about like this guy. >> oh, oh. we went back to the flat top kid in play days. >> it's you. look at you, kenny g. >> see, that was an improvement from the jheri curl that i had just before that. >> yeah, kendis never told you guys, he was a backup. >> for kid in play. >> finally some exciting news for halle berry. finally entering into the digital age. yesterday the oscar-winning actress delighted fans by signing up for twitter and instagram. >> yeah, but the one thing is, we're not really sure if it really is halle berry. the accounts are verified, so it should be her. but so far, she's only posted photos of her hair. you can't even see her face.
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>> for 30 years. 30 years. he serves the story. he brings emotional weight and gravitas to the story. >> reporter: which is something you've wanted -- >> don't say how because nobody's seen the movie. >> reporter: nobody's seen the movie -- >> nobody's seen the movie and you'll spoil it. >> reporter: for the two people -- >> for the three people that have not seen it. >> reporter: how did it feel? >> it felt like a job to be done. it's my job. i love it. >> reporter: there's a quote from six or seven years ago where you said that there's going to be a time when you can't be playing action heros anymore. ♪ you're now coming back as indiana jones. >> did i say that? >> reporter: you don't remember saying that? >> i didn't mean that. >> reporter: clearly you didn't mine it. >> i always knew some day you would come walking back through my door. >> reporter: indiana jones 5 slated for 2019. do we know anything about what this movie is going to be about? >> this would be the wrong place to announce details of the script. >> reporter: you're probably right. thanks for helping me do my job. >> yeah, whatever i can do.
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>> reporter: will he ever return to a galaxy far, far away? >> you hurt chewy, you're going to deal with me. >> reporter: did it feel like the passing of the baton to the younger ones? >> i don't think so much of it as passing batons, as a further development, as an enrichment of the experience for the audience. >> reporter: will you be back at all to pick up a baton? >> no. >> reporter: we've moved on from the baton question now. >> we can't talk about that. i'm so sorry. >> reporter: i mean, up, appearing in a shower after it's all been a dream. i'm wondering, maybe something like that. >> there are no showers in space, man. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> kind of excited about this one. >> yeah, very cute. and as you look at the two of them, you can't help but wonder, does nick have good doctors or good genes? >> good genes. the california lifestyle clearly helps him a lot. >> is that what its? that's the question that comes up. >> don't miss our updates on facebook, wnnfans.com dates on
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following on this wednesday morning on "world news now." the fbi says it got help hacking the iphone that belonged to the san bernardino terrorist. agents say an outside firm helped, and now apple wants to know, how did that phone get unlocked? the government's lawsuit against apple is now officially over. more details ahead. standing by his man. donald trump is defending his campaign manager. corey lewandowski, now facing a battery charge with a female reporter. his rivals are pouncing, blaming it on the culture of trump's campaign. terminix agreeing to pay $10 million in a fine for using a banned pestyside which ended up making a family of four seriously ill.
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methylbromide, a highly poisonous gas, has been banned since 1994. a major snowstorm sweeping the rockies today. it's already dumped snow in western nevada. powerful winds have hit many other parts of the country. severe storms are likely later today in texas, oklahoma, louisiana. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, march 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. let's start this half hour with the critical new details that we're learning about the apple fbi battle. now, investigators now have access to whatever data they may be on the iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. >> but there are still many unanswered questions. abc's pierre thomas has exclusive details. >> reporter: the break which allowed the fbi to open the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers came more than a week ago, when representatives of an unidentified company flew to washington for a secret meeting at fbi headquarters. they wanted to show fbi leaders they had a method for opening
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syed farook's iphone. fbi officials were hopeful. >> lots of folks have come to us with potential ideas, it looks like we now have one that may work out. >> reporter: the phone was secretly flown to the fbi lab in quantico, virginia. then this past weekend, the attempt was made to hack into the phone. the fbi claims it worked. forensic examiners are attempting to exploit potential evidence inside. axl officials told me any suggestion that the company helped break into farook's phone are not true. and apple ceo tim cook, in recent weeks, telling david muir that hacking the phone would have far-reaching implications. >> reporter: and in this case, you believe there are some things that just should never be created. >> correct. think about this. it is in our view, the software equivalent of cancer. >> reporter: but an expert hacker we talked to offered a sobering reality check about security. >> there's always going to be a way to get into any kind of device. the only safe electronic device is turned off, melted down and buried. >> reporter: it could be days or
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longer before we know what's on that phone. the fbi said it has retrieved the data but so far has not offered any spevengs so we don't know if the agents face any other problems. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. families of american military personnel stationed in southern turkey are expected to begin leaving today. the state department and the pentagon are ordering relatives of u.s. diplomats and military personnel to leave. there are security concerns after recent terror attacks. nearly 700 dependents are expected to be evacuated. 90 victims of the terror attacks in brussels are still recovering in the hospital this morning, more than a week later. two mormon missionaries who were injured in the attack returned to utah to continue their recovery. police are still searching for one suspect in connection with the airport bombings. of the 32 people who died, authorities say 17 were from belgium and the rest from other countries. institute suspect in the egyptian air hijacking is being
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described as psych logically unstable. authorities say the bizarre plot was related to family drama, not terrorism. here's abc's elizabeth hur. >> reporter: the man seen here casually walking through the metal detector, then patted down before picking up his bag and walking away from airport security, according to authorities is seif eldin mustafa, caught on video just before boarding this plane, he's accused of hijacking. > the motive is something that we're going to investigate what happened. >> reporter: he later surrendered. and was also caught on camera with heavily armed police taking him into custody on the tarmac, ending the standoff that lasted for hours. >> i cried because i was -- i didn't believe it. i didn't believe it would have a happy ending. >> reporter: according to egypt's prime minister, the suspect, who is egyptian, made no specific demands but did ask to speak to his former wife who lifz in cyprus, this after
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releasing most of the 55 passengers but holding several others and crew hostage, claiming he was wearing a suicide belt, which was later determine to be cell phone cases. >> regardless of whether or not this is a real device, there have to be real concerns raised at this point about security there. >> reporter: while authorities are adamant this was not terrorism, security experts find this incident alarming, noting it was just four months ago 224 people were killed when a bomb blew up their plane after taking off from a resort town in egypt. as far as this case is concerned, officials vow to conduct a thorough investigation, but so far believe the suspect is mentally unstable. reena and kendis? >> thank you, elizabeth. blame and credit after a fiery crash involving a bus in south los angeles. good samaritans rushed to rescue people trapped in a car. they saved a man and woman from the burning mercedes but police blame the accident on street racing.
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the mercedes t-boned the transit bus. a dodge challenger hit other vehicles and flipped over. only the driver was aboard the bus. a dramatic rescue in the chilly waters off the coast of california. lifeguards rushed in after a group of teen swimmers began suffering from exhaustion and exposure in la jolla. the victims were ferried to shore on scooters. no one was seriously hurt. despite resistance from gop leaders, president obama's supreme court nominee merrick garland is now making the rounds on capitol hill. and he's surprising many by meeting with republican senators. more now from abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: it's the first face face-to-face meeting any republican has had with president obama's supreme court nominee, merrick garland. >> we need for rational adult open-minded consideration. >> reporter: for weeks gop leaders have vowed to hold no hearings, no vote until a new president is elected. this moment with senator mark kirk shows that wall could be cracking. > obviously. >> thanks, guys.
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>> reporter: republican susan collins also telling news radio wgan she will meet with garland, too. >> there are some who are unhappy with me, but this is a solemn responsibility. >> reporter: even senate judiciary chairman charles grassley believes the democrats could force the nomination to the senate floor, telling "roll call," i don't think there's any way republicans can keep from having a vote. >> there's really no precedent for this. for this to be the state of the court for a year or a year and a half, the court doesn't function very well with only eight members. >> reporter: there have been at least two split decisions following justice antonin scalia's death, the latest tuesday. a 4-4 vote in a high-profile union case brought by california teacher, rebecca friedrichs, seen here with "reason" magazine. >> it's time for individual rights to be placed above the rights of powerful unions. >> reporter: she argued she shouldn't be forced to pay fees to a union she doesn't want to join.
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early on it seemed likely the court would rule 5-4 in her favor. but the split decision means the appellate court ruling stands favoring the unions. reena and kendis. >> thank you so much, brandi. new details out this morning shows the toll alzheimer's happens to be taking on patients and their caregivers. researchers predict 476,000 new cases of dementia just this year and that more than 5 million americans had some form of dementia last year. caregivers say they're 28% less likely to sacrifice their own medical care or skip meals because they're tending to the needs of a loved one with alzheimer's. more troubles for volkswagen over the diesel emission scandal. the federal trade commission is suing the automaker claiming its clean diesel pitches were false advertising and says volkswagen sold more than half a million diesel cars based on fraudulent claims and should compensate the owners. the company is also facing a criminal probe and many, many lawsuits. so, anyone remember the land line telephone back in the '80s?
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>> what was that? >> anyone still have one except for me? >> do you? >> i do have one. google is going into the land line business with its $10 a month fiber phone business. the price inclues unlimited local and nationwide calls. and because it's cloud-based, you can answer and make calls from other devices. the service will only be available in areas served by google fiber. you know, i'm a big believer -- my husband and i had this big dispute over whether to get a land line. i just remember 9/11 and not being able to use cell phones. i remember feeling paralyzed by the white house the morning of 9/11 and just wanted to call my parents to tell them i'm okay. so, i believe in having a land line. >> i suggest signing up for an aol account next. just be futuristic. >> former cia director, current cia drishgt uirector uses an ao account, right? >> that was weird. a couple of unusual menu items coming to a fast food
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restaurant near you. first the angriest whopper from burger king. the fast food giant is offering the burger with hot sauce baked into its fiery red bun for a lipped time at some restaurants. >> the second is a ramen burger at red robin. the sandwich between a ramen noodle bun. it's topped with teriyaki mixed with a chili infused cabbage, carrots and basil leaves. >> it looks pretty awesome. and we should point out, those are both low carbs. >> low carbs. how many weight watchers points are we talking about here? >> oh, marngs forg man, forget it. coming up, putting turbotax to the test. can a professional accountant do a better job preparing your tax return? also ahead, the sudden popularity of the o.j. simpson legal team decades later. the success they're enjoying after a cable tv series. and the tributes coming in for patty duke, the star known for memorable roles on and off the screen. >> that's after our forecast map. 55 degrees where the great folks in great falls, montana, live.
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we are saying good-bye this morning to actress patty duke who passed away yesterday from sepsis at the age of 69. >> she had a remarkable life on and off the screen. and kabc's george pennacchio has a look back on duke's life and career. >> reporter: after first playing the role of deaf and blind helen keller in "the miracle worker" on broadway, a teenage patty duke did it again, this time in the 1962 film version. she won an oscar for her performance. a year later, she was starring on television, playing identical cousins on "the patty duke show." ♪ from zanzibar to barclay square, but patty's only seen the sights a girl can see from brooklyn heights, what a crazy pair ♪ >> reporter: a year after "the patty duke show" she left squeaky clean behind to play a showbiz hopeful who becomes addicted to drugs in the jacqueline suzanne novel turned melodrama "valley of the dolls."
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>> i've got to get up at 5:00 in the morning and sparkle, sparkle. >> you know it's bad to take that with those pills. >> they work faster. >> reporter: there were flowers today on duke's star on the hollywood walk of fame. we were there to cover the ceremony back in 2004. her actor sons mckenzie and sean were there to support their mom. by phone from idaho, sean astin told me he's now proud to be an ambassador for his mother. >> the overwhelming outpouring of love and support for her from all quarters. for me it's like your life flashes before your eyes. this is exactly what's supposed to happen in this moment. they're remembering the best of her. >> reporter: "the miracle worker" came full circle in 1979 when duke took on the role of teacher annie sullivan with melissa gilbert playing helen keller. gilbert said of her friend, she
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had a mind-boggling depth of talent, a fantastic sense of humor and survived being a child actor in the worst of circumstances. she was an extraordinary human being. this is george pennacchio reporting for abc news. >> what a life. i had no idea that apparently her real name was anna marie and her parents sent her off to manhattan to work with a couple who deal with child actors and they told her your name is patty. anna marie doesn't exist anymore. >> she was relatively young. 69. marlee matlin among those on twitter yesterday reacting saying she was brave, outspoken and most of all, a humanitarian. >> back in the day when these movies ran, there was always some moral, a message. it wasn't just drama. there was a great vibe out of it. we'll miss an incredible actor. we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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the o.j. simpson case is known as the trial of the century, but it's already captivating a new generation. >> yeah, it is. the popular series "american crime story" is sparking new interest and some new key figures from the case finding success again. abc's david wright with more. >> reporter: for a generation too young to remember the slow speed chase -- >> tonight o.j. simpson is a fugitive. >> reporter: or the bloody glove or johnnie cochran's most famous refrain --
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>> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: there's now a whole new market of fans. now you, too, can dress like the world's most famous freeloader, kato kaelin marketing his own line of slacker wear. on ebay the vintage versace suit he supposedly wore on the witness stand recently sold for $4,000. that's two to three times what it was worth when it was brand-new. detective mark furman's book sold more copies in the last few months than in the past five years combined. >> across the board we see that most of these books are selling between eight and ten times what they were selling before the series aired. >> reporter: sales of jeffrey toobin's book on which the series is based are up 900%. >> this story combines everything that obsesses the american people. it has sex. it has race. it has violence. it has sports. it has hollywood. and the only eyewitness is a dog. what more could you ask for in a story?
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>> reporter: the people v. o.j. simpson" harkens back to a time when the name kardashian meant a very different sort of reality tv. >> that's o.j.'s garment bag. >> reporter: that's ross from "friends" playing kim kardashian's dad. he was o.j. simpson's lawyer, part of the dream team. >> i think it's a terrible idea. what if it doesn't work? >> reporter: for the original cast 20 years later, it's deja vu all over again as o.j. prosecutor marcia clark recently told "the view." >> for me it's reliving a nightmare. you know, it's just awful. every bit of it is awful, hard for me. >> reporter: david wright, abc news, new york. >> marcia clark i would think it would be hard. that's why i can't bring myself to go back and watch it. because living through it, it was a tough. it wasn't easy -- >> it divided the country. >> very much so. >> it's tough to go back to that when the country's so unified now. coming up, maximizing your tax refund. >> testing which method of prepping your return will give you the biggest bang for your buck. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ >> well, the only thing in life that's certain is death. and taxes. and don't look now. but one of those deadlines is kind of right around the corner. >> it's coming. yep. but everyone wants to get the most of their refunds. one family tested three popular filing methods to find out which one is the most effective. rebecca jarvis was with them. >> reporter: we asked a new jersey family to go the extra mile. >> hi. we're doing our taxes three different ways. >> reporter: we're tagging along as they try a store front tax preparer, an accountant recommended by family and friends and the do-it-yourself route, turbotax. first up, turbotax. the deluxe program sells for $55. they say it took an evening to complete.
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total refund after fees, $1363. then down the road to the store front. >> she basically promised us within a couple days our taxes would be completed. >> we spent about 90 minutes on our second visit and went back for the third time, and again, things weren't quite finalized yet. >> reporter: it took four visits and a curveball. they originally estimated it would kous between $300 and $400. >> yes. >> reporter: when all was said and done, how much did they want to charge you? >> i think more than $806, more than double. >> reporter: after some negotiating they came down to $400. that total refund after fees $2434. the family and friends' recommended accountant cost $350. and delivered the biggest refund after fees, $2868. plus, the liaus found out they overlooked something important in their turbotax filing. >> i basically made a mistaking in terms of inputting
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information. >> reporter: with that new information, they amended the filing and more than doubled their turbotax refund to $3274. that's the one they're sending to the irs. >> i should point out there was one other guarantee in life. it's called an end of an era. for that i'll throw it to reena who is not here because she's up there. >> oh, we have a special, special guest. it is 7 1/2 years that our producer who has made a difference, surprise. >> you told me you were going to the bathroom. >> i told you. and i've never left in the middle of a show. >> scott, you have run this show beautifully for 7 1/2 years. we had to say good-bye from your perch, which i didn't know until today is exactly where you sat. we can't say how excited we are for the future ahead of you. i bought a box of tissues and i also wrote your name, stachowiak. this is the first time i've pronounced his last name. we can't thank you enough.
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this morning on "world news now," donald trump's campaign manager in trouble. >> the reporter who says she was grabbed at a campaign event. the charges that were filed and how trump is standing by his man. iphone hack. the san bernardino terrorist's phone unlocked by the fbi. now apple wants to know how it was done. the exclusive developments. air scare. the jet hijacked from egypt to cyprus. what the passengers saw and heard and how the suspect's domestic problem turned into an international affair. and later, life-saving discovery. national guardsman running out of options posts a desperate plea for a donor kidney on facebook. the rest of the story you have to see. it's wednesday, march 30th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning, everyone, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with the latest controversy surrounding donald trump, his campaign manager now facing a battery charge over an incident with a female reporter >> trump's decision to defend corey lewandowski has sparked outrage from candidates on both sides. in a town hall meeting ahead of the crucial wisconsin primary, trump rescinded his pledge to back the eventual gop nominee and his rivals, they did the same. more now from abc's lana zak. >> reporter: donald trump on defense showing support for his campaign manager, corey lewandowski, who has now been charged with battery. >> i stick up for people when people are unjustly accused. and in my opinion, unjustly accused. >> reporter: new footage from trump's own hotel he appears to support michele field's account she was grabbed by lewandowski. >> she's grabbing me. he walks in to stop it. i stick up for people. i would have loved to have fired him. it would have been easier than
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talking to you about this all night long. >> reporter: trump's challengers ted cruz and john kasich took aim at the billionaire and his campaign culture. >> i think there is no place in politics for insults, for personal attacks, for going to the gutter, and there should be no place for physical violence either. >> we want to give people the benefit of the doubt, but when you see things that are pretty clear, from what i understand, the video is clear, of course i would fire him. >> reporter: even the democrats weighed in, hillary clinton also blaming the gop front-runner. >> i think every candidate has to be responsible for what happens in their campaign. you know, ultimately the responsibility is mr. trump's. >> reporter: and in an interview on cnn, bernie sanders seemed pointed to trump's tone. >> what has concerned me very much about donald trump is the edginess of violence around his campaign, but my campaign manager does not assault female journalists. >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washington. there was another clash at a protest at a rally in wisconsin.
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before the rally started a teenage girl was pepper sprayed by someone in the crowd as she clashed with trump's supporters. she said someone also groped her. police were looking for two suspects. and bernie sanders is hoping to keep his momentum going when wisconsin voters head to the polls next week. sanders is attracting thousands of supporters at campaign events across the state criticizing wisconsin's new voter identification law, calling it one of the most restrictive in the country. he says we should be making it easier for people to take part in the political process, no the harder. it's official. apple security's showdown with the fbi is now over. a judge vacated the order compelling apple to assist the government. the fbi's break came a week ago when an unidentified company offered to help unlock the san bernardino terrorist's iphone and demonstrated that it could be done. apple insists it did not help and worried what this means for security of its iphones. >> there's always going to be a
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way to get into any kind of device. the only safe device is turned off, melted down and buried. >> well, the fbi won't discuss the method used to hack into the terrorist's phone. the agency says it has retrieved data from it but has not provided the details. authorities say 90 people remain in the hospital, 49 of them in intensive care one week after the terror attacks. the 32 people who died, 17 were from belgium and the rest from other countries. two mormon missionaries hurt in the attack have returned to utah to continue their recovery. police still searching for one suspect involved with the airport bombing. we have new details about that bizarre hijacking drama involving an egyptair flight. authorities describe the suspect as psychologically unstable. they say the commandeering of the jetliner was not an act of terrorism but more like a family feud with his former wife. abc's terry moran with more. >> reporter: an airport security checkpoint in egypt. the red circle identifying the
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man who would later allegedly hijack the egyptair flight. it's a thorough screening, he's clean. his real weapon -- determination. 6:36 a.m., the plane takes off from alexandria bound for cairo. an airbus a320 -- 55 passengers, seven crew on board on a 45-minute flight. but the plane diverts, heads north over the mediterranean. passengers are quietly told by crew members, they're hijacked. farah el dibany, was sitting near the front of the plane. >> reporter: what was going flew your mind? >> i thought we would either end up in the sea, he would just take the plane and crash it in the sea and we just die or that we would explode. >> reporter: about an hour and 20 minutes later, the plane lands in cyprus. the standoff begins. the suspect -- seif eldin mustafa, and he claims to be wearing a suicide belt packed with explosives. >> we still didn't think that he would leave, that he would let us go. we thought we were going to stay in the plane until they negotiate so we were still
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terrified. >> reporter: mustafa demands to see his ex-wife, who lives in cyprus. soon he releases most of the passengers, and they board buses. but he keeps four passengers and seven crew as hostages. as the morning drags on, the president of cyprus briefs reporters on the hijacking, even jokes about it. >> it's not something which has to do with terrorism. always there is a woman in the room. >> reporter: and then, nearly seven hours after this ordeal began, three more people leave the airplane, dashing away. and one man clambers out of a cockpit window in a daring escape. twenty minutes later, cyprus officials tweet, it's over. mustafa comes down the stairs and is immediately taken into custody. on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a picture of the hijacker next to one of his smiling hostages. cyprus authorities quickly determined mustafa didn't have a bomb. the explosives were fake, just cell phone cases with wires sticking out of them. it was all a lovelorn bluff. and now he faces a long stretch in prison. terry moran, abc news, london.
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>> but will he get to see his wife? that's what i'm curious about. >> i'm not sure she wants to see him. >> a visit? in prison? all right. strange case. let's move on. terminix has agreed to pay a $10 million fine for using a banned pesticide which ended up making a family of four seriously ill. steven and teresa divine and their two teenage sons were exposed to methylbromide a year ago while on vacation in the virgin islands. it's a highly poisonous gas band since 1984. two airlines reportedly are seeking to buy low fare competitor virgin america. takeover offers from jetblue and alaska airlines are expected by the end of the week. other airlines may make bids. and virgin america could decide to remain independent. if a deal occurs it would follow the consolidation of the country's major airlines into four companies. why are you sighing? >> that's a great airline. >> it is. one of your favorites. >> a great product.
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>> you're quite the world traveler and you love yourself a little virgin islands. >> it will be taken over by the man. attention to sugar. friday apparently is your day. a boston area shop called peezy farms will be offering a doughnut ice cream cone on opening day of the season. >> looks so good. it happens to be friday, april 1st, but the shop owner says this is no joke. >> are you sure? >> yeah. it's just a chocolate dipped cone doughnut -- shaped doughnut dipped in sugar. chocolate shaped like a cone but it's a doughnut. >> they put the ice cream inside. >> you top it with ice cream. >> apparently this is something they do overseas quite a bit. >> prague. started in prague. >> in the czech republic they do it. it's riding around the world. one belt knuckle at a time. buckle at a time. coming up in "the mix," your chance to own a car that's truly blessed but you're going to have to pay a heavenly price. also ahead, the national
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guardsman in desperate need of a kidney transplant. with options running out, he turned to facebook and the rest of the story we cannot wait to share. the woman caught in the middle of the sex scandal that brought down the cia tells her side of the story. what led jill kelley to break her silence. be sure to check out our surprises on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." 100 firefighters battling a you're watching "world news now." right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason. if you did not receive your information, call this number now. your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. stand by to learn more.
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100 firefighters battling a tremendous fire at a recycling center in birmingham, england. anyone nearby urged to stay inside and keep the windows shut because of the toxic fumes. apparently are hazardous. now power to nearly 4,000 homes have been disconnected. no injuries have been reported. authorities say the fire started by accident. no criminal charges will be filed after a deadly balcony collapse in berkeley, california, last year. the balcony gave way as 13 people gathered for a birthday party. six students from ireland died and seven others injured. after an extensive nine-month investigation, authorities found no sufficient evidence to file charges. dry rot caused the collapse. now to the woman caught up in a scandal that brought down the head of the cia. she is speaking out for the very first time. >> jill kelley is revealing intimate details about the affair that forced general david
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petraeus to resign. >> it was a shock today. general david petraeus resigns. >> reporter: it was a political sex scandal in 2012 that read like a hollywood spy thriller. >> breaking news on the fast-developing cia sex scandal. >> the new mystery tonight about what really happened and when. >> reporter: the cia director and retired four-star general resigning in disgrace after an fbi investigation into an extramarital affair. and the general's mistress, his biographer, paula broadwell, accused of cyberstalking several of his friends and colleagues. so, describe for us the moment that general petraeus admitted to you who the stalker was. >> i saw him break down. and he immediately looked at me in the eyes and said, it's paula broadwell. >> reporter: one of broadwell's alleged targets, jill kelley, a
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well-connected honorary ambassador for high-ranking military generals stationed at centcom in florida, including the top commander in the war in afghanistan, general john allen. how is it that you got so em meshed in the personal lives of some of the most powerful men in this country? >> i was very close to their wives. they were my best friends. >> reporter: you were portrayed as the vixen, the female fatale. >> right. >> reporter: set the record straight. did you have a romantic relationship with general petraeus? >> no. >> reporter: did you ever have an affair with general allen? >> never with anybody in my life. i'm so happily married. >> reporter: in her newly released book "collar damage," kelley revealing dozens of e-mails and dismissing claims she inappropriately touched the cia director at an easter dinner 2012. >> it never happened. sadly, nothing was the same after that. that's when the stalking started happening. >> reporter: you were in her mind the other woman. >> i don't know why. >> reporter: she says she and her husband scott began
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receiving threatening e-mails in the spring of 2012 seeming to pinpoint her location, tracking her meetings with generals, specifically petraeus. where did you think it was coming from? >> i didn't know. i thought is it a terror group? organized crime. do they want to harm us? >> reporter: you thought you were in danger? >> i was scared for my life. >> reporter: that's when he she says she went to the fbi for help. you describe a pretty harrowing incident involving rogue fbi officials. >> they told me, miss kelley, you have to get in the car immediately. they were trying to make me say i had an affair with general allen and petraeus. i said, this is ridiculous. >> reporter: you triggered an investigation that brought down two of the country's top generals. >> general petraeus didn't know his stalker was his mistress. general allen didn't know he was having an affair. i didn't know he was having an affair. i found out when the whole world found out. >> reporter: did you feel betrayed? >> i feel sorry for david.
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in his defense, he was in a difficult situation where he had a very unhappy ex-girlfriend and the most amazing job in the world, and friends who are now being stalked. >> reporter: if you could send a message to paula, what would you say? >> i really have nothing to say to her. i wish she never sent those e-mails. i just hope she's in a better place today. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> we should note paula broadwell was never charge and she did not respond to abc's news request for comment. general petraeus also had no comment. >> neither did general john allen, who was never accused of wrongdoing. the fbi has previously denied kelly's claim of an suv interrogation. moving on, coming up in our next half hour, new details about the pilot accused of running a prostitution ring. how he managed to run a dozen brothels while flying for a commercial airliner. but first, a member of the national guard suffering from a life-threatening illness sends a mayday message through facebook.
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and wait until you see who answered the call. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ well, social media is used
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every day to find all sorts of things, furniture, pets, people, but a national guard member and his family were looking for something a bit more elusive. >> yeah, that something, a kidney shlgs for example. dustin brown needed a life-saving transplant. so he posted a plea to facebook and a fellow soldier came to his aid. abc's steve osunsami with this wonderful story. >> reporter: anyone who's suffered an illness that could take your life understands how grateful dustin brown is . we were with him as he was hoping to leave emory university hospital, in a great deal of pain, but with a new kidney that he literally found on facebook. a georgia family, organ recipients themselves, posted this photo of the 28-year-old national guardsmen, and his family. my name is dustin brown and i need a kidney. how long after you posted it did you hear from temple? >> i think it was the next day. >> reporter: 44-year-old temple jeffords didn't know brown at
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all, but read his story on facebook and was willing to give a kidney to a soldier in need. he, too, served his country. >> one of the things that i noted was that he was a medic. and you know, doc takes care of you, you take care of doc. >> reporter: it was a match, and the surgery was friday. this wife will get her husband back, this son will get his father. >> he asked us if superheroes were real? and he goes, is temple a superhero? we said yes. >> brothers in arms are always brothers no matter what. >> that certainly was the case with that particular case. the facebook page that matched them is our daddy needs a kidney team calloway. pretty much sums it up. who knew that that would make a difference, just putting a posting there on facebook like that? >> it wouldn't have been my first thought to go on to facebook. not conventional. november of 2014, he was preparing to deploy as a medic. that's when the army national guard that he was with, he was diagnosed with end stage of renal failure and managed to turn this around by getting that match. >> yeah. just in time. good deal. well, coming up in "the m "
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so pick your shade. and show the world your roots... ...with root touch-up. we're going to start "the mix" with a truly blessed car. a heavenly vehicle, you might say. >> okay. >> remember the vehicle that pope francis rode through new york city? >> i do remember this, yeah. >> waving to the crowds? well, it's now up for sale. it's now on the auction block right now. so this fiat normally goes for about 25 grand. guess how much the current bid is for this car that the pope rode in? >> i would pay $100,000 for that car. >> you would really pay -- >> i would pay $100,000 because it had the pope in it, yes. >> right now it's at $130,000. >> $130,000? what? >> for this. the car, mind you -- >> the pope does not come with the car.
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>> the pope does not come with it. >> i thought the pope was going to come with it. >> that's one of the options you get later on. comes with a gps. >> and heated seats probably. >> yes. you want your heated seats. >> i love my heated seats. , so i love salt. i put salt on everything. but there's a new device that was created in a lab in tokyo. it's a fork and it actually salts itself. >> oh. >> it stimulates -- it uses electric stimulation to stimulate the taste of salt, so it's electric. it was used with $18 worth of electronics. and it can sorted of produce this unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth, but never mind, the concept is kind of cool, right? >> it should make things a little bit healthier. you don't have to add salt. >> there you go. easter sunday was fun for one guy in the uk. so he was doing some work outside, and he -- this compost bin collapsed on him and he got stuck. >> what? >> so over the course of several minutes, he's there trying to figure out how to get out of this.
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and his family members are like, well, we're going to capture it on video and we're going to see if we can help you get out of there. he's walking around. >> how did he get in the bin in the first place? >> he was on top of it. and then the top of the -- >> came down? >> -- just crashed and collapsed and then, oops. >> wow. >> he was using it as leverage to do some work above. >> wow. >> they had to try to pull him out of it. >> how did they get him out? >> it took a village. of elders. >> oh, my goodness. they had to turn him upside down. >> to roll him around. >> and that's how he got out? >> yes. >> he's actually still stuck in it right now. never been out. >> oh. sometimes people never want to leave places, especially dogs. and this dog refused to leave this coring park in atlanta. so you know what he did? his tactic was to just roll over and play dead. >> he's doing a very good job at it. >> he's acting so lifeless.
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they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go.
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this morning on "world news now," facing charges, donald trump's campaign manager accused of battery. how trump and his political challengers are speaking out. explosive crash. the collision involving a transit bus and street racers caught on camera. the flames, the amazing rescues, and questions about safety. and new this half hour, winter storm warnings at the end of march. >> from heavy snow to hailstorms and waterspouts, threatening millions. the forecast shows march for many is going out like a lion. and later in "the skinny," a legal drama for william shatner. and this is not part of a hollywood script. the complaint against the actor that could cost him millions of dollars. it's wednesday, march 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with the republican candidates backing down from their promise to support the gop nominee. >> all three candidates refused to stick to their earlier pledge as they appeared separately at a forum in wisconsin. this as donald trump came under fire for defending his campaign manager, who is now defending a charge of battery. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: donald trump is standing by his embattled campaign manager. >> and i know it would be very easy for me to discard people. i don't discard people. i stay with people. >> reporter: it comes after police released that new video taken from an overhead security camera at trump's own golf club. there's trump, making his way through the crowd. reporter michelle fields by his side, in the light-colored jacket. campaign manager corey lewandowski right behind him. now watch as fields tries to ask a question, lewandowski moves forward, appearing to grab her and pull her back, away from trump. look closer as lewandowski reaches for the reporter, gripping her arm.
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>> i felt someone pull me from behind. i caught myself and i didn't fall to the floor. i mean, it felt like it was a huge force. like the person was trying to get me on the ground. >> reporter: the campaign manager called fields delusional and insisted he never touched her and that he never even met her. and shortly after the incident trump himself seemed to agree. >> the secret service was surrounding everybody. they said nothing happened. everybody said nothing happened. perhaps she made the story up, i think that's what happened. >> reporter: that security video led the jupiter, florida, police department to charge lewandowski with battery, saying it shows he grabbed fields' left arm against her will. >> this is the consequence of the culture of the trump campaign. the abusive culture. >> if i was in this circumstance, i would take some sort of action, either suspension or firing. >> reporter: but lewandowski is more than a campaign manager, he is almost always right by trump's side. and shortly after the incident, trump gave him a shoutout as a form of support. >> corey. good job, corey. good job.
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>> reporter: he's also been going into crowds to shut down protesters. video shot by cnn in tucson appears to show him grabbing a protestor. he denied it. and through it all, trump has stood by him. calling lewandowski, quote, a very decent man. >> corey is a very decent man. she was actually, if you look at her, according to a lot of people, she's grabbing at me. and he's acing as an intermediary and trying to block her from doing that. if you look at that tape, he was very, very seriously maligned and i think it's very unfair. >> reporter: corey lewandowski has been ordered to appear in court in florida to answer these charges. the campaign says he will enter a plea of not guilty saying, quote, he is absolutely innocent of this charge and completely confident he will be exonerated. jonathan karl, abc news, janesville, wisconsin. and there was more violence at a protest outside a trump rally in wisconsin. before the event started, a teenage girl was pepper sprayed by someone in the crowd as she clashed with trump supporters. she said someone groped her sparking the confrontation.
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janesville police were looking for two suspects. well, ted cruz picked up a key endorsement from wisconsin's governor months after dropping out of the race for president, scott walker threw his support behind cruz. saying cruz will not back down when his principles are challenged. walker said cruz is by far in the best position to not only win the party's nomination but to defeat hillary clinton. the battle with the fbi over iphone security is over for now. but apple still has many troubling questions. the government says it got help from a mystery company that volunteered. apple says it didn't help but the tech giant would like to know how the san bernardino terrorist's iphone was hacked and whether that is a flaw that it needs to correct. >> i'd also like to know that one, too. passengers aboard that egyptian airlines flight are describing the moment they learned the plane was being hijacked. authorities are now describing the hijacking suspect as mentally unstable. they say it's clear that family drama not terrorism was the motivation. but passengers did not know that
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as the drama unfolded on board. >> well, i thought we'll either end up in the sea. he will just take the plane, crash it in the sea and just die or he's going to explode. he's going to bomb it because with these people, you never know when or how. >> reporter: the suspect surrendered after six hours and was arrested. no passengers or crew were harmed. families of american military personnel stationed in southern turkey are expected to begin leaving that country today. the state department and the pentagon are ordering relatives of u.s. diplomats and military personnel to return home. they're citing security concerns. nearly 700 dependents are expected to be evacuated along with hundreds of their pets. street racing is being blamed for a fiery crash caught on camera in los angeles. but when the flames broke out trapping people inside, total strangers risked their own lives and rushed in to help. abc's clayton sandell has the details. >> reporter: look, he's kicking in, there's someone in there! >> reporter: dramatic video taken moments after a car and bus collide in los angeles. >> back up, back up.
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>> reporter: the crash sparks a chain reaction, leaving multiple cars mangled. police officers and good samaritans leap into action, prying people out of the wreck. moments later, the car and the bus ignite, now fully engulfed in flames. >> oh, wow. >> reporter: the driver of this mercedes suffers third-degree burns. miguel balthazar helped rescue him. >> he was totally unconscious, he wasn't showing no signs of life. >> reporter: although this is a tragedy, it could have been much, much worse. >> reporter: police are now investigating the cause of the crash. some witnesses say a growing problem is to blame, street racing. last year, this car spun out of control, plowing through a crowd of spectators at a drag race, killing two. seven people are recovering. >> everybody in the area stopped what they were doing and ran to help. >> reporter: thanks to the quick actions of heroic strangers. clayton sandell, abc news, los angeles.
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well, blizzard-like conditions will sweep across the rockies today into wyoming and western nebraska. the storm system already dumped half a foot of snow, wet snow on to reno and other parts of western nevada. dozens of fender-benders reported along with many stuck vehicles. and near san diego, a waterspout reached land and turned into a tornado. there were no reports of damage. to the northeast, a storm brought hail to san bernardino and a dusting of snow in the mountains. a wintry weather advisory is in effect there right now. in the meantime, in florida, there was an unusual storm there. watch this time lapse video here. it's taken near ft. lauderdale. not far away, three boca raton firefighters were struck by lightning while battling a house fire. although they were knocked to the ground, their injuries we're told were minor mostly affecting their hearing. just north of new york city powerful winds knocked down trees and power lines, gusts there were as high as 50 miles an hour causing widespread
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damage. the dangerous winds are also blamed for knocking a man off the roof of a building to his death. he had gone up to check for wind damage. checking the forecast in addition to the western snowstorms, heavy rain across a wide area of the country. from the gulf coast to the great lakes, arkansas and mississippi could get 4 inches of rain. severe weather in texas and oklahoma. >> if you're in salt lake city, 40s there. and 50s in boston and great falls. 60s in chicago and los angeles. 70s in kansas city and atlanta. 80 talented young golfers are heading to augusta, georgia, to play golf next weekend. one of them is this guy. 9-year-old jack st. ledger, a participant in the national drive, chip, and putt competition that's being held before the masters tournament. >> i can never get my club to go back over my back like that. that's what i'm doing wrong. >> but you can always get your balls to sink the hole. >> totally. never a problem. the new jersey boy got in some practice yesterday, despite the cold and the wind.
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and jack wears black and red, just like his favorite pro golfer, tiger woods. and his advice to other duffers, always have fun. i always do that, i always get it in the hole and i always have fun. >> good to know. you're an expert golfer. >> i am. well, jack says, by far, this is his biggest achievement in golf. >> oh, really? >> well, he's 9 years old. >> it's all heading uphill from there. coming up in the skin y your favorite artists from the 1990s making a comeback on a concert stage near you. also ahead from star wars to the new indiana jones movie, harrison ford has plenty to say about the film projects that he will not let up. first the airline pilot accused of operating an elaborate prostitution business. the new details emerging about a case getting worldwide attention. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by american advisors group. weather, brought to you by american advisors group.
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♪ ♪ >> please say those are dolphins, right? please say they are. >> i don't think so. >> it's a magnificent, magnificent sight in south florida. a school of sharks swimming in the waters off port everglades in ft. lauderdale. they're just enjoying the warm, shallow waters. a good place to feed. april is one of the busiest months for shark activity in florida. we're a few days from april, but the sharks apparently know it's very near. so they're there. >> it's so beautiful when you're like 10,000 feet above them. >> exactly. not when you're down there in the water. >> no, no, no. >> see, that never happens in california. >> never know. there's always time. >> only in your home state. now to shocking charges
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against a highly regarded united airlines pilot, prosecutors accusing him of running a string of brothels in houston. >> authorities say he had at least 20 women working for him. abc's gio benitez has the details. >> reporter: he's a respected pilot accused of living a double life. by day, bruce wayne wallis is a united airlines pilot, recognized with top awards. but by night, court documents allege he goes by bruno and runs a massive brothel operation in texas. >> it is the largest operation of this type that i have been associated with. >> reporter: the alleged high-flying criminal appearing in court monday. prosecutors say he acted as a pimp to at least 20 women, charging them each $400 a week to use a room in one of the brothels. wallis reportedly running the operation out of his black hummer, managing nearly a dozen brothel apartments in the houston area. the alleged evidence? $50,000 in cash that police say they discovered in wallis's home.
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along with dozens of firearms and text messages between him and his employees. one saying, it's my job to keep you guys safe. wallis's attorney says he's ready to fight. >> it's hardly the case of the century that the state makes it out to be. >> reporter: his alleged accomplice, this woman, tracey tanner, a suburban mother of five. >> she's in a very, very scary place right now. >> reporter: on wallis, united airlines telling abc news, we hold our employees to the highest standard. we are assisting the authorities and we have removed this employee from his flying duties. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> well, apparently the pilot's attorney says the whole case is overblown. and this might be the newest prosecution of the world's oldest profession. >> that's what the attorney said, right? >> yeah. well, coming up, the legal drama in real life for william shatner. and how an ultrafamous co-star of meryl streep's taunted her on the movie set. the inside dirt next in "the skinny."
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okay. topping the "skinny" this morning, a major lawsuit for a hollywood icon. >> we're talking about william shatner hit with a $170 million paternity suit. the plaintiff it's peter sloan. the man who claims to be the plaintiff, it's peter sloan, the man who claims to be shatner's son. sloan says he was given up for adoption as a newborn but after some research and detective work, he found out the 85-year-old actor once had a fling with his biological mother. >> shatner has denied the whole thing even after meeting sloan a number of times. sloan even introducing shatner to his daughter. sloan says he just wants shatner to take a dna test. and next, fascinating new details of how dustin hoffman taunted meryl streep. apparently this happened on the set of "kramer vs. kramer." >> the film swept at the 1980 academy awards earning oscars for best picture and both actors, but in a new interview from "vanity fair," streep's
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biographer tells of how hoffman would use the death of actor john kazale, streep's boyfriend who died of cancer, as method acting ammunition. >> wow. hoffman would provoke streep by whispering his name before shooting, like in this climactic courtroom scene. >> were you a failure at the one most important relationship in your life? were you? >> is that a yes, mrs. kramer? >> you can see how affected she is. i mean, now knowing that information, you can see just -- it's more than just acting. you can see it in her eyes. >> did he go too far? >> that's a good question. but she thanked him, right? >> she did.
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and it worked out. michael shulman said hoffman slapped streep on the cheek before filming their first scene together. >> i don't know about that. but the film has -- obviously, it was a hit. to this day, the two have yet to work together on another film. it was such a great movie. >> there are many times you've wanted to hit me on the set. >> and i haven't? >> and you did. got the emotions out. next, lots of excitement over a just announced summer tour that is centered on '90s nostalgia. >> it's called the i love the '90s tour. how creative. here's a taste of who is on the bill. ♪ baby baby baby ♪ baby baby baby ♪ i want to sex you up ♪ you you got what i need ♪ but you say you just >> this is bringing back old memories. >> oh, man, biz marquee and salt-n-pepa. vanilla ice. they will be the headliners.
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color me badd, b-a-d-d, coolio. biz marquee, just a few of the other acts set to appear on the nationwide tour. >> kid in play will also be making an appearance. >> then it will be a house party. >> somebody is pretty excited about like this guy. >> oh, oh. we went back to the flat top kid in play days. >> it's you. look at you, kenny g. >> see, that was an improvement from the jheri curl that i had just before that. >> yeah, kendis never told you guys, he was a backup. >> for kid in play. >> finally some exciting news for halle berry. finally entering into the digital age. yesterday the oscar-winning actress delighted fans by signing up for twitter and instagram. >> yeah, but the one thing is, we're not really sure if it really is halle berry. the accounts are verified, so it should be her. but so far, she's only posted photos of her hair. you can't even see her face.
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>> reporter: an airport security rid-x. h ♪ ♪ >> ah, unless you've been living in a galaxy far, far away, you've probably seen "the force awakens" and the "star wars" icon, harrison ford. he's opening up about reprising the role of hans solo and passing the baton, or lightsaber, to the next generation. >> and he's talking about what's next for the other icon, indiana jones. well, ford sat down with abc's nick watt to discuss what's next. >> that's not how the force works. >> reporter: harrison ford doesn't just play hans solo. he is hans solo. >> you've been wanting to do you've been wanting to do something like this with this
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character for a while. >> for 30 years. 30 years. he serves the story. he brings emotional weight and gravitas to the story. >> reporter: which is something you've wanted -- >> don't say how because nobody's seen the movie. >> reporter: nobody's seen the movie -- >> nobody's seen the movie and you'll spoil it. >> reporter: for the two people -- >> for the three people that have not seen it. >> reporter: how did it feel? >> it felt like a job to be done. it's my job. i love it. >> reporter: there's a quote from six or seven years ago where you said that there's going to be a time when you can't be playing action heros anymore. ♪ you're now coming back as indiana jones. >> did i say that? >> reporter: you don't remember saying that? >> i didn't mean that. >> reporter: clearly you didn't mine it. >> i always knew some day you would come walking back through my door. >> reporter: indiana jones 5 slated for 2019. do we know anything about what this movie is going to be about? >> this would be the wrong place to announce details of the script. >> reporter: you're probably right. thanks for helping me do my job. >> yeah, whatever i can do.
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>> reporter: will he ever return to a galaxy far, far away? >> you hurt chewy, you're going to deal with me. >> reporter: did it feel like the passing of the baton to the younger ones? >> i don't think so much of it as passing batons, as a further development, as an enrichment of the experience for the audience. >> reporter: will you be back at all to pick up a baton? >> no. >> reporter: we've moved on from the baton question now. >> we can't talk about that. i'm so sorry. >> reporter: i mean, up, appearing in a shower after it's all been a dream. i'm wondering, maybe something like that. >> there are no showers in space, man. >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> kind of excited about this one. >> yeah, very cute. and as you look at the two of them, you can't help but wonder, does nick have good doctors or good genes? >> good genes. the california lifestyle clearly helps him a lot. >> is that what its? that's the question that comes up. >> don't miss our updates on facebook, wnnfans.com
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making news in america this morning, a member of donald trump's team facing charges. the video released by police showing the alleged assault. plus, new video just in. a trump protester getting pepper sprayed. we're live with the details. hijacking investigation. the hours-long standoff finally coming to an end with people running from the plane and jumping from the cockpit. new details about the man in custody and why investigators say he hijacked the plane. wild weather. blizzard conditions just days from april, plus, severe storms sweeping through the south. the damaging lightning and a palm tree hitting a moving car. the pope's ride up for auction, and you won't believe what the bidding is up to this morning.

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