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this morning on "world news now," shaking things up on the campaign trail. >> donald trump's rivals take aim with the cruz and kasich campaigns joining forces and coordinating their strategies. all aimed at keeping trump from reaching a delegate majority. overnight the power play angering trump even more. we have new details on the fight against isis. the president confirms hundreds of additional military personnel will head to syria. we have the latest on the effort to bolster the u.s. presence in the war torn country. and just in time. the quick-thinking flight crew that prevented this car stuck on the tracks from getting slammed into by a train. the helicopter's last minute maneuvering proves life saving. and sleep for success. many of us try to get enough zs. but that can be a tall order. it's worth it though so we have
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a special sleep study for all of you insomniacs with tips how to get the rest you need to succeed on this monday, april 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. oh, we can all use more sleep. but there's a lot going on. don't sleep just yet. >> and we don't want to lose the viewers, so we don't want to give them too many tips on good sleep. maybe -- >> sleep after this. we begin with the race for the white house. a new strategy to stop donald trump. >> ted cruz and john kasich have agreed to join forces to deprive trump of the delegates needed to clinch the republican nomination. their campaigns announced cruz will focus on indiana and clear the path for kasich to compete in oregon and new mexico. >> trump fired back on twitter calling his rivals mathematically dead and totally desperate. it's "your voice/your vote." abc's mary bruce is following the trump campaign as voters in five states prepare to head to the polls.
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>> reporter: both clinton -- >> donald trump actually says, wages are too high in america -- >> reporter: and donald trump -- >> an election between crooked hillary and wonderful donald -- >> reporter: sound ready to rumble one on one, but they have unfinished business. bernie sanders vows he won't leave the campaign trail to his democratic rival. >> we're not giving this thing up. we're going all the way to california. >> reporter: and ted cruz taking on trump and clinton. >> do we really want to turn on the general election television and see two rich new york liberals? >> reporter: donald trump with double-digit leads in three of the five states voting on tuesday, taking aim at cruz's hunt for convention delegates. >> and he's wining and dining and dinners and hotels and all this stuff. he's bribing people essentially to vote. >> reporter: as for becoming more presidential -- >> wouldn't it be interesting if i changed and everyone said, this is the most presidential candidate since abraham lincoln
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and then we started to lose? >> reporter: meanwhile clinton has begun to consider potential running mates. among the names on her short hud secretary hul yan castro, new jersey senator cory booker, ohio senator sherrod brown, as well as at least one woman. clinton got an odd nod from republican donor charles koch who is disillusioned with the gop field. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican? >> it's possible. it's possible. >> reporter: both clinton and trump are expected to win big on tuesday. mary bruce, abc news, washington. president obama is announcing some major new steps in the battle against isis. 250 additional military personnel mostly army green berets are being sent to syria to help local forces there. the move marks a significant increase in the u.s. presence in syria. president obama is expected to make his decision public during a speech later this morning in germany where he's wrapping up a week long overseas trip. the united states is reportedly launching
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cyberattacks against isis for the first time. the military cybercommand usually focuses on iran, russia, china and north korea where many cyberattacks against the u.s. originate. according to "the new york times," the new campaign is aimed at disrupting the islamic state's ability to spread its message, attract recruits and carry out operations. president obama says he doesn't take north korea's latest offer seriously. after claiming its latest missile test was a great success, north korea offered to stop such tests if the u.s. stops its exercises military with south korea. at a news conference in germany, the president said north korea is going to "have to do better than that." authorities in australia say they have thwarted a terror attack on the country's veterans day ceremony. the alleged terrorist is a a 16-year-old boy was arrested at his home in western sydney. no details of the alleged plot were released, but police say they believe the teen was acting alone and that he had been been on their radar for some time. school officials in wisconsin are praising the
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police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old gunman outside a high school prom. they believe the gunman intended to enter the prom and start shooting randomly with a higher powered rifle. it started to unfold when two students were shot as they exited the prom. police officers patrolling the parking lot heard the shots and one of them immediately shot that gunman. there is a new twist to the killings of eight family members in southern ohio. there were three marijuana growing operations where the murders took place 90 miles east of cincinnati. the victims ranged in age from 16 to 44 years, all shot in the head while sleeping. three very young children survived. the killers allegedly took great pains to cover up the carefully planned executions. >> the people who did this did not want to be detected. this is not a spur of the moment murder. this is a well planned out, well executed murders. >> so far there have not been any arrests. officials are not saying much about the investigation because they don't want to tell the "bad
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guys" everything they know. there was a surprise visitor to one of rome's main parks during earth day events. pope francis dropped by. he sat on an outdoor is taken along with an italian priest who the denounced mobsters for dumping toxic waste on local farmland. the pope told the audience money has become a god at the center of the world. well, on to basketball, the cleveland cavaliers are moving on to the second round of the nba playoffs. the cavs beat the pistons 100-98 for a sweep of their four-game series. kyrie irving scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half with 10 in the first 79 seconds after halftime. lebron james was his usual self, pouring in 22 points and 11 rebounds. the cavs will next play either atlanta or boston. and the golden state warriors are one win away from advancing in the playoffs despite a scary injury to steph
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curry, the reigning nba mvp went down with a knee injury just before halftime. but his teammates picked up the slack. klay thompson hitting four of his seven three-pointers in the third quarter. warriors pulling away to beat the houston rockets, 121-94, and lead the series three games to one. >> steph curry can't catch a break. huh? >> no. he's having a tough time in the playoffs, but his team is still going strong. british astronaut tim pique has completed the london marathon despite being out of the country. >> just a little bit. >> yeah, because he is above the country in the international space station. >> he ran the 26.2 mile race while harnessed to a treadmill as a simulation of the route through london played on an ipad. he finished in just over 3 1/2 hours giving new meaning to the term a runner's high. >> while he was running, he traveled more than twice around the world. not running but flying. >> i love that. >> but you know what? is it harder for him than anybody here on the ground? i feel like it's got to be so tough. >> well, they said it was really
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challenging having to rig this thing. he's sort of held down by elastic there because he's in zero gravity. they had to find a way to keep him pegged to the treadmill so he could run. >> you don't have the cheers. and i'm sure. >> that's true. >> you don't have anybody to cheer you on. you're all by yourself. >> maybe they had canned cheers like canned laughter. whoo-hoo, you got this. fake people on his ipad holding up signs. i don't know. good for him, though. >> anything to get you going, right? coming up, we'll show what happens when panthers' superstar cam newton sees a young fan wearing his jersey. but first, we have hi-tech solutions for better home security. see the latest tools to stop home intruders and some of them are right at your fingertips. also ahead, our sleep extravaganza. eye opening information to help you get the shut eye you need. don't fall asleep just yet. remember you can find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." twitter @abcwnp.
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a two-mile long freight train, think about that, two miles long stopped just 100 feet from a vehicle on tracks in riverside, california. thanks to a police helicopter. the vehicle had rolled over after the driver lost control. the crew on the chopper knew a train can't stop right away and so they flashed the chopper's lights. the train's engineer luckily picked up on the warning and hit the brakes just in time. trying to put the brakes on crime, a new hi-tech gadget
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taking some new strides in keeping your home safe while you're away. >> that's right. it's giving many homeowners a new piece of mind and even helping to track criminals down. here's abc's lauren lyster. >> reporter: the new weapon in home security -- >> hello? >> hello. >> can i help you? >> reporter: a doorbell camera ringing right to your phone fooling would be burglars into thinking you're home. >> we're not interested. >> reporter: the tool catching potential thieves on camera from nevada to california to tennessee where investigators say this man rang first before breaking in. authorities reportedly using the tape to track him down and charge him with burglary. in los angeles, police revealing a six-month pilot program using the tool helped reduce burglaries in one neighborhood by more than 50%. robbie o'donnell lives there. >> i can see without exposing myself to the person i'm speaking to what's going on on my front porch. if i hear a noise, i don't have to sit there and guess. >> reporter: here is how it works. the camera is activated when i
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ring the bell but also by motion around the front door. it sends an alert to the user's phone who can see their guest and talk. hey, robbie. >> hello, lauren. >> reporter: the device one of several on the market catching all sorts of unwanted visitors. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. >> i like the bear. >> exactly. but you know what, a great tool for people especially when they're away a lot. >> absolutely, and if you have bears. >> that's true. coming up in our next half hour, a new worry about counterfeit hoverboards. police seizing thousands of knockoffs that could be more dangerous than the real things. what you need to know to spot the fakes. but first, if you're watching us right now, you could be among the tens of millions of americans who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. we'll show you how you can start getting a restful night's sleep. >> after this. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" co
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didn't get to sleep at all ♪ for many of us, getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night is something we can only dream of, and it's no secret that chronic sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your health. what can you do to ensure you have a restful night? we turn to the experts to find out. ah, a good night's sleep, something many of us struggle to get. in fact, according to the cdc, 50 to 70 million americans suffer from chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders. neil is a cofounder of casper, an online mattress company. he and his team have spent countless hours creating products and discovering methods to try to help people sleep through the night. tip number one, keep it cool. >> try to keep your bedroom chill. somewhere between 60 to 67 degrees. we combine memoryfoam which is supportive but tends to sleep on its own kind of hot with latex. latex is bouncy and super breathable. >> reporter: but if turning down the heat doesn't do the trick, items like your smart phone or
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tablet could be to blame. they emit blue light. that inhibits melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating the amount of shut eye we'll get. that brings us to tip number two, use an app. >> there's apps called flux or apple has a feature on the iphone whereby you can draw down the amount of blue light you're seeing over the course of the day. [ beeping ] and while it may be tempting, neil warns don't hit snooze. >> when the first alarm goes off, you've now broken the cycle of sleep. you're not going to get the restorative rem sleep in the extra 15 cycles of your alarm going off. >> reporter: for many of us, the issue is simply falling asleep if you're having trouble falling asleep, try thinking in images instead of words. it turns out that it's really hard for our brains to clear our thoughts when it comes to actually sentences and words. but converting those into images makes it easier for them to fade away. >> so some interesting tips there. but is there medical evidence to back them up? joining us now is dr. rebecca
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robbins from the nyu school of medicine, the author of "sleep for success, everything you must know about sleep but are too tired to ask." first of all, i love the title. also, going through the piece and all those tips that you heard, it's almost like the story is about me specifically. i feel like i break every rule we just discussed and all those issues are things a lot of people have to deal with. kind of walk us through from the medical perspective things like cooling down the room, for example, is that really necessary? is there an ideal temperature you're supposed to sleep at? >> definitely lots of great questions. neil made really great points backed by science. when it comes to the bedroom, first and foremost, you want to walk in and feel instantly relaxed. you want to design your bedroom with neutral tones and i say to really invest in the best quality mattress and best pillows you can afford because we spend or should spend a third of our lives sleeping. why not make it the best money can buy and in your budget. the other good design features of a good bedroom are quiet
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which is hard for us here in new york city. i encourage people to download an app maybe like the noise machine app or put in ear plugs if you find noise is disrupting. >> if there's a lot of noise outside and ear plugs are not your thing, you can try to counter it with ambient noise, is that the idea, cancel it out? >> noise machine or an air purifier does the same thing and the added benefit of purifying your bedroom's air. those are a couple quick tips to design a good bedroom. >> the snooze button is so tempting. how do you avoid it and is it really that bad? > kick that habit to the curb if you can. unfortunately, snooze bar ideally we wouldn't need it. we would wake up when our body had enough sleep. with the invention of the light bulb, we're able to extend our sleep into the wee hours of the morning. if we could focus more on what time we fall asleep at night, that would be the best possible scenario. and try to allow or pick a bedtime that will allow to you get about seven to eight hours which is what most adults need when it comes to optimal health
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and alertness. >> what about the devices and tricks to fall asleep, especially for people like us and our viewers who are working or up for whatever reason in the middle of the night, when you're sleeping on off hours? >> great question. so unfortunately what iphones, cell phones what tablet computers do and what some of us are guilty of using before bed, is they serve as a source of bright blue light. neil mentioned an application which is fantastic called flux. f.lux. if you just google that, it's a free application. it will down load to your lab top. that will change the -- it's the color temperature of the screen. as we find in the research. >> so whether he you're looking at your phone in bed, it's not telling you it's daytime and you're supposed to be awake. >> exactly. it's telling you it's not time to sleep. you touched on sleeping on off hours. about 8 million americans work on shift schedules. they're the worst off. when it comes to sleep difficulties. they face tons of issues in terms of ability to fall asleep and get healthy sleep. again, because in part because of the light.
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if you're starting shift at 2:00 in the morning and then you get home and it's 12:00 in the afternoon and you try to get your sleep then. so the tips for shift workers are to try to find the block of time that will allow for the most sleep. ideally seven to eight hours design of your bedroom is key. get blackout curtains. >> blackout shades, right. >> you know all too well. that will keep that light that's, of course, the sun's up if you're trying to sleep at an off hour. try to make time for sleep. get blackout curtains and try to take caffeine at the beginning of your shift and not towards the end, because that will disrupt your sleep. >> dr. robins thank you so much. helpful tips for me and many others. i'm sure. we want to know what questions you have about sleep, so tweet us or ask us on facebook at at wnnfans.com. dr. robins will be back in a few weeks to answer your questions. thanks so much for being here. really, really appreciate it. you're watching "world news now." re. really, really appreciate it. you're watching "world news
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>> a kid wearing a jersey. you know he's a fan. >> yeah. this guy caught a lot of criticism during the super bowl. people calling him me first. he's all about the kids. that shows you something, that he really cares. and will surprise a fan at a moment's notice. >> you know what, even there very well dressed. cam newton. always looking great. >> amazing. i want to introduce you to this adorable 3-year-old girl. let's listen to her for a second. >> tell me what time it is. ready? >> "whole lotta love." ♪ >> "houses of the holy." >> oh my gosh. >> she just said houses of holy because matthew canton's daughter knows every single rock music song that led zeppelin ever played. dad has not revealed his daughter's name. he has coached her where all he has to do is play just a few bars of the song and she can immediately guess it. >> how much zepp are you playing for this child? >> i love she's dressed for the
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occasion in her "frozen" elsa costume. very appropriate. >> that's right. yeah. >> i think led zeppelin would approve. she correctly names six songs in a row. "whole lot of love," "black dog," houses of the holy, "dancing days" and "immigrant song." dad says she's just getting started. >> wow. >> before requesting rock and roll and busting out into a dance break. she decides she's going to end it there because she needs to let it all out. >> let it go and we'll be back for more tomorrow. oh my gosh. how much zep is he playing for her? let me tell you about this one. remember when teachers got an apple? you remember that. you do a great job, the kid brings in an apple. check out this kid. he comes in and gives her this card. right? the teacher, this card. >> that's nice. it's her birthday. >> you are one of 19 million people born on this day. look at the flip side. you are not special. you know what? let's flunk that kid. "f." next test. >> he does not want to get an "a," does he? >> no, good luck with your future in that class. >> i would have loved to have seen her reaction when she
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this morning on "world news now," the hunt is on for the person or people responsible for the cold-blooded killing of eight family members. hear what police found their residence that may have completely shifted the investigation. the death of a legend. fans celebrating the life and music of prince this weekend. but new questions surround his mysterious death and who might be inheriting his estate. and new this half hour, more severe spring weather. >> tornadoes touching down across the plains as thunderstorms bring hail, heavy rain and strong winds to the heartland. the latest reports just ahead. and winter is coming. or has it already arrived? "game of thrones" is back with a new season. and we have all the fresh reaction in "the skinny," but no
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surprises, we promise, on this monday april, april 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> cannot spoil "game of thrones" because we haven't seen it yet because we were here. >> yes, exactly. >> no spoilers coming. but a lot of good stuff on "game of thrones." >> that's right. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm diane macedo. we start with our top story. >> officials are playing their cards close to the vest as they investigate the murders of eight family members in ohio. >> they're not revealing many details of the investigation but they are hoping the public will provide important information. we get details now from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: with the clock ticking, authorities are making a plea to the public for tips to track down a cold-blooded killer. investigators working around the clock, but so far no arrests. police revealing that three of the four crime scenes had marijuana grow operations. but no word on whether they're linked to the murders. >> the people who did this did not want to be detected. this is not a spur of the moment murder. >> reporter: at sunday services,
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family and friends paying tribute to loved ones lost in the slayings. >> no one would have ever thought that this would have happened to them. >> i need you to tell me the address. >> just give me a second. we walked in about -- i think my brother-in-law is dead. >> reporter: the massacre unfolding friday near the rural town of peebles, ohio. the chilling 911 calls capturing the horror. eight members of the same family killed. >> it's all this stuff that's on the news, i just found my cousin with a gunshot wound. >> okay, sir, was he alive? >> no, no. >> reporter: the sheriff says more than 100 tips have poured in after the execution style murders. >> all right, we've got deputies on the way, okay? >> thank you. >> you're welcome. [ crying ] >> reporter: there's now a $25,000 reward to capture a killer considered armed and dangerous. >> there's someone that's got a piece of this puzzle we don't have. someone knows something.
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>> reporter: and until investigators can find out who's responsible for the murders, the sheriff going as far as telling the victims' family members they should arm themselves to ensure their safety. alex perez, piketon, ohio. >> alex, thank you. an unusual case there. sunday services at a philadelphia area church were interrupted by a gunfight. police in montgomery county say one man was killed during the altercation. worshipers heard three gunshots, then everyone hit the floor in fear. the other man involved in the shootout was also injured and is now being questioned by police. three federal agents are recovering after being shot outside a topeka, kansas motel. two marshall officers and fbi agents had been trying to serve a warrant when the shooting started. the suspect believed to be inside the motel room was wanted for robbery and placed on the state's most wanted list. police also later discovered a body in the room. and the race for the white house, donald trump's rivals are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to stop him from clinching the gop nomination. ted cruz and john kasich have
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announced plans to collaborate in some of the upcoming races. cruz will focus on winning indiana while clearing the way for kasich in oregon and new mexico. now trump immediately slammed the agreement as desperate. on the democratic side, bernie sanders still going after hillary clinton on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. he was asked if sanders would rally his supporters to get behind clinton? >> i can't snap my finger and tell people what to do. i will do everything that i can to make sure that somebody like a donald trump or some other right wing republican does not become president of the united states. we do not need more -- >> clinton is holding a commanding lead in the polls over sanders in pennsylvania, the largest of five states holding primaries tomorrow. and on the republican side, the latest poll out of pennsylvania has donald trump nearly 20 points ahead of kasich and cruz. there are new worries in ecuador this morning following that powerful earthquake. volunteers say an epidemic outbreak is likely at a camp where hundreds of displaced
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residents have been staying. they say relief items that poured in after the quake were poorly managed. the death toll has risen past 600 with dozens still missing. here in the u.s., there's a good chance of extreme weather in the northern plains starting overnight. meteorologists say all types of storms are likely including tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. some of the heaviest rain will fall on areas that have already been dealing with flooding and the storm system will continue to be a threat into wednesday. one tornado has already touched down near the kansas, nebraska border. reports say it was on the ground for a few minutes last night and traveled about four miles causing only minor damage to trees. there are no reports of injuries. severe storms in south texas also produced at least one funnel cloud, as well. the strong winds peeled back the roof of a motel and damaged roofs of other buildings. large objects were tossed around, some landing and damaging vehicles. however, there are no reports of injuries there either. former nfl quarterback
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johnny manziel reportedly has been indicted for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. the indictment is expected to be announced today in dallas. the alleged beating occurred in january. since then, the 23-year-old heisman trophy winner has also been accused of trashing a los angeles home during a party and has been cut by the cleveland browns. as the world mourns the untimely death of prince, fans everywhere are soaking up his music. the very best of prince and "purple rain" now hold the top two slots on the billboard 200 chart. a private memorial service was held at prince's paisley park compound over the weekend. now many are wondering who will inherit his $300 million estate? abc's eva pilgrim has more. ♪ >> reporter: as the world awaits answers into prince's mysterious death, questions now also rising about who will inherit one of the most valuable music estates in the world. no word this hour if he had a
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will. prince leaves behind no wife or children. >> thank you for loving him, y'all. he loved each and every one of you. >> reporter: the woman with the purple hair, his sister. tika who could be first in line to the singer's fortune. his estate, estimated at $300 million, growing by the day. his music once again at the top of the charts. the shock from the singer's death being felt around the world. bruce springsteen paying tribute to the pop icon opening his show at the barclays center in brooklyn with a cover of "purple rain." ♪ purple rain purple rain >> reporter: "saturday night live" honoring prince showing never been seen video of his performance at the "snl" 40th anniversary party. meanwhile in minneapolis, rain pouring as the bells atop city hall played the superstar's songs. ♪ purple rain >> reporter: and many neighbors and fans lining up to remember
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the purple one, pouring into target field stadium as the celebration of prince's life and music continues. >> you can tell, he's touched a lot of hearts. >> reporter: we spoke to lawyers in minneapolis who said, there's no deadline on when to file a will. so, no word on when we'll learn what will happen to prince's fortune. eva pilgrim, abc news, chanhassen, minnesota. >> thank you, eva. well, a kentucky dad who happens to be a wizard when it comes to balloons, created quite a dress for his daughter's prom. >> it was made out of 250 silver and green balloons. it took dad about five hours to complete. looks lovely. dad and daughter danced the traditional waltz before parents were escorted out of the prom. so the kids could have some fun. no word on whether there were any popped balloons. >> dad, you don't want that. >> that's a risky dress to make for your daughter on prom night, isn't it? >> although i like the fact that the balloons are small. that's good. somebody would really have to work on those balloons. >> five hours. >> yeah. i mean, you know, it saves money which you like. >> that's true. very lightweight. i bet it's really easy to dance in, as well. >> i think it looks nice.
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look at that. it's incredible. >> good thing they didn't have helium in them. otherwise she might fly away. >> she's floating on air right there. >> looking happy dancing with dad. coming up, beyonce letting it all out. >> the superstar sharing her lemonade" with the world. but some are saying her lyrics could mean trouble for queen b and jay-z. cracking down on hoverboards. how the government is putting a stop to influx of foreign fakes. foreign fakes? that's hard to say, right? that have been known to cause fires. let's take a look at the forecast first -- >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by vista print. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by vista print.
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look at that. look at that. investigators are trying to figure out what started this raging fire at an apartment construction site near phoenix. crews were still on the scene yesterday monitoring hot spots. residents who lived across the street returned to their homes many of which have smoke, water or electrical damage. despite the risk of fire dangers, hoverboards are still flying off shelves into american homes. now there's a new danger. fake hoverboards. >> thousands of counterfeits have been seized in one recent crackdown alone. they can be even more dangerous than the real thing. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: guns drawn, handcuffs out. the l.a. sheriff's department counterfeit unit raids a suburban warehouse. >> search warrant. step out. >> reporter: it's filled with nearly 4,000 of the hottest and perhaps most dangerous toys on the market, the hoverboard. >> this place is packed with counterfeit hoverboards. >> reporter: so far, the feds have confiscated nearly
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100,000 of these hazardous toys at the border, many imported from china. the u.s. government says hoverboards cannot be considered safe. they pack not just a thrill, but too often a fiery surprise, because the batteries can overheat, even catch on fire. that's what happened to the fox family in chicago. their house badly damaged in a fire when their son's christmas present hoverboard went up in flames. >> all i could think to myself was, there's a good likelihood that we're going to lose both of our children today. >> reporter: in this raid, the sheriff's department has brought along an inspector from the underwriters laboratory, the trusted testing group, to look for one telltale sign of counterfeits. >> this mark means that this product has been safety certified. has been tested. >> reporter: and has it been? >> no, it has not. u.l. has not certified any hoverboards. >> reporter: so this u.l. is bogus? >> it's counterfeit. it's unauthorized. >> reporter: underwriters lab is developing safety standards for hoverboards, but nothing currently on the market is
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approved. and if you see a u.l. stamp on the box, it doesn't mean the hoverboard is certified. stay away from it and call authorities. jim avila, abc news, los angeles. >> you know, you talk about the ways to watch out for these things. one of the suggestions is if the price is cheap, if it's too low, it's too good to be true. >> scary. people are looking out for things like that ul sign that says this one is certified. now you can't rely on that. >> it's a tough call. interesting they're flying off the shelf. >> they're really fun to ride. >> have you ridden one? >> i have. my nephews have one. every day i go over and steal it for a little bit. it's a good time. when we come back, we'll show you the much anticipated season six premiere of "game of thrones" and what fans are tweeting about it. >> don't spoil it for us. i can't look at twitter and watch that. the former senator who just came out of the closet at age 90. "the skinny" is coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny, so skinny okay. it's time now for "the skinny" and topping our headlines this morning, the much anticipated return of "game of thrones." how am i going to do this. >> i want to do this but i know we're not spoiling it. we have to have faith.
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ryan and i have not seen it yet. we're going to read this one carefully. >> we're going to read it and i'm going to disembody myself from it as i tell you about it. >> after last year's death-filled finale, last night kicked off with a reset of all the pieces on the chess board for what deadly hollywood calls the looming event horizon in the battle for the iron throne. >> it's creating quite a buzz online, carmon branson tweets i think ghost deserves an emmy-nomination for tonight. his howling left a hole in my soul. wait, what does that mean? >> now you want to know, right? "vanity fair" tweeted game of thrones really, really wants you to know it's all about women this year. >> we're coming close to spoiling. no pics of this, but mike tweeted after watching several people get brutally slaughtered, i feel like we're knowing too much, the nation is shocked by naked old lady. >> it could be anybody. lots of naked old ladies. no? >> you know what's worse than
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getting a spoiler? getting all these clues. >> now you want to. >> then you go out and have to look it up. come on, man. >> problem with "game of thrones," it's just too long. i'm so excited to see the new season. and yet, i realize, i don't remember what happened in the last one anymore. i need some kind of refresher. >> "the times" has a great write-up what you missed. check it out if you haven't watched yet. i was caught up in five minutes. >> i end up more confused than before i started. >> i don't remember who's who. >> i'll read the refresher. >> you'll be good. a bit of a political shocker now. >> former pennsylvania senator harris wofford has announced he's getting married to a man. wofford a top democrat who was a top advisor to president kennedy and dr. martin luther king jr. revealed his relationship to matthew charlton who is nearly 50 years his junior. >> his wife claire died in 1996 after battling acute leukemia after nearly 50 years of marriage. it was shortly after her death
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wofford writes he met the seconds love of his life. >> he writes in a "new york times" op-ed at age 90, i am lucky to be in an era where the supreme court strengthens what president obama calls the dignity of marriage by recognizing matrimony is not based on anyone's sexual nature, choices or dreams, but based on love. >> they have now been together for 15 years and they get married this saturday. >> congratulations to them. next to a celebrity nearly a century younger stirring up a sensation across the pond. >> britain's prince george who turns 3 years old in less than three months is setting his own fashion trend. the monogrammed cream colored bathrobe that he wore to meet president obama set off an online frenzy. >> one word, smooth. george has already got it. the british retailer who made it said it's called my first years says the $40 robe sold out after the picture was released. but they are still taking orders. that's jolly good.
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this guy, george already. >> i wonder what kind of sizes it comes in. i have to confess it, looks comfy and i kind of want one. >> the way he wears it. it's effortless with this guy. he's 2 and he's the smoothest kid in the world. >> he's very charismatic. >> you see the people waiting on him. yes, i'll have my tea now. >> just wear this robe like a boss. finally, our first look at one of the world's newest celebrity babies. >> more than a week after kelly clarkson and brandon blackstock welcomed their second child into the world, the grammy winning songwriter is sharing her first photos of their son. his name is remington alexander blackstock. >> the candid photos show mom giving him a sweet kiss on the forehead. the other shows him in the protective arms of daddy. the caption says meet remy, our newest addition to the family. i love the name remington and remy. >> great name. great name. coming up, the sweet and sour, beyonce's "lemonade." >> what did you think about it?
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♪ you can taste the dishonesty, it's all over your breath ♪ >> reporter: but some believe it's beyonce's own story, of marital problems with husband jay-z. ♪ today i regret the night i put that ring on ♪ >> reporter: the album's release was an overnight sensation. hbo streamed the one-hour film for free. more than 1.7 million tweets followed with #lemonade. ♪ i'm just too much for you >> reporter: from fierce moments like this rampage by a woman scorned. to talk of race and gender with a nod to malcom x's famous speech about black women. ♪ call me malcolm x >> the most disrespected person in america is the black woman. >> reporter: the song "forward," features the mothers of young black men killed by police and others. ♪ ladies, now let's get in formation ♪ >> reporter: building on the message of defiance from her super bowl halftime performance. ♪ ♪ i see it, i want it >> reporter: and while "lemonade" has lots of sour, what triumphs is a message of
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empowerment and redemption and love of family. ♪ all night long linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> so if the end is about family and redemption, maybe all those harsh words are not dedicated at jay-z. >> i don't know. it's interesting with her. >> somebody in her past. >> it's interesting with her. i saw this right before i came here actually. this musically is fantastic. i mean this song was amazing. but it's creative, a little bit all over the place. but i got to say, there's a lot for people to need on this because she talks about being angry and scorned and have you cheated on me. but who knows who she's talking about. maybe that's part of the allure here. keep people guessing. >> apparently she's trying a lot of new sounds, even a little country in the tunes. >> kendrick lamar on it, the weekend, jack white. musically phenomenal. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. informing
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great mond making news in america this morning -- developing overnight, ted cruz and john kasich join forces with one goal -- to stop donald trump. the billionaire's response just in. we are live in washington with the latest. severe weather. a powerful weather system spawning tornadoes and hail overnight. the beginning of what's expected to be a turbulent week of dangerous storms. and new this morning -- johnny manziel indicted. the football player hit with a serious charges after an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend. and no spoilers, but the hugely popular tv show "game of thrones" is back. is it everything fans hoped for? we have the first reactions this morning. good morning, everyone.

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