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>> still got the question right, you know. >> that's the most important thing. you got that right. shall we continue? >> let's do it. >> all right, here's your $10,000 question. [dramatic musical flourish] a study cited in "the wall street journal" article "11 minutes of action" found that players in what sport spend as many as 75 minutes a game basically just standing around? >> you know, nfl football games, a lot--you know-- 'cause all the other ones you're on offense and defense at the same time, but nfl football game, you know, you're only on one, you know? there were the few players who played both, but... and when you're not, you're standing on the sideline, and, you know, the games are long, and so... "11 minutes of action." you know, and they're all short bursts. [sighs] gonna do a little bit of... of a gamble, or at least in my mind.
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i'm gonna go with b, nfl football game. final answer. >> oh, man. that is correct. that's right! $10,000! >> don't do that to me! >> $10,000. >> don't do that. [horn blares] >> sorry. hey, that sound means that time is up for today, but mitchell's not going anywhere. he's at ten grand. all his lifelines. sky's the limit. thanks for watching. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we will see you next time. [applause] closed captioning sponsored by: oh, here comes nancy. wow, she's sure making a splash in that designer dress! and with a thicker, more fabulous formula, she's not splashing. you can wear anything and pour bleach. and her whiter whites, just dazzling. clorox splash-less bleach. also try crystals and packs.
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♪ okay. so it's not so much what facebook founder mark zuckerberg was saying but it was what he was showing at the time. he posted this photo on his personal facebook page to celebrate instagram's growth. yes, fantastic. but sharp eyed readers noticed a laptop on the deck behind him. >> now, there's actually a piece of tape over the camera lens near the top of the screen and also another piece of tape over the microphone on the laptop. a low tech solution to prevent unauthorized surveillance. hackers, of course, can control webcams and what better target than mark zuckerberg. some people are now wondering, really, that's your solution? tape? >> dude, you're the head of facebook and you're going to put black tape on it. >> can never be too careful. >> i guess when he has a problem
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with his computer, he turns it on and off. >> control alt delete fixes everything. right? we're going to switch gears now to some troubling developments that may cause many parents to think twice about sending their children on airplanes alone. >> authorities looking into two separate cases of sexual assault involving underage kids flying by themselves. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it was an alaska airlines jet making the unplanned landing in seattle, so a 23-year-old man could be taken off, booked for trying to kiss a 16-year-old girl who was sleeping after taking off from portland. a week earlier, a 13-year-old girl allegedly assaulted on an american airlines flight. the 26-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of abusive sexual contact. the girl's mother paid the $150 unaccompanied minor fee expecting her child would be safe. she plans to sue. >> nobody came to her rescue when she attempted to confront him the first time. i promised her she was going to be okay, so, you know, i'm heartbroken. >> reporter: and these cases are
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not unusual. the fbi believes sexual assaults in flight are underreported. no firm numbers, but the bureau estimates there is some kind of an assault once a week on flights in and out of the new york area alone, often a crime of opportunity on evening and overnight flights. >> lights down low, not many people walking around. we've seen it often where the victim has taken some kind of anxiety medication. >> reporter: parents should know that airlines are not required to provide constant supervision of unaccompanied minors, minors who should quickly and loudly alert flight attendants if they feel uncomfortable. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. >> when we come back, the one thing that duchess kate apparently cannot do. and our first peek at sarah jessica parker's new hbo series "divorce." "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> it's kind of a royal "skinny" today. >> it is. >> we're starting off with a royal date night for william and kate. >> it's not like popping over to the neighbors for a cookout. like regular people do. if you're royalty, that involves five michelin star chefs and aristocrats in black tie, gowns and jewelry. >> not burgers and dogs on the barbie.
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>> the royal power couple drove four miles to their neighbors for an early summer gala evening. > that's about seven kilometers. kate joked that william was looking forward to catching a break from her less than stellar cooking. > to which by the way the witty heir to the throne equipped it's the reason why i'm so skinny. >> oh, snap. >> no more food for you. >> he was in the guest wing that night. >> you're surprised. you say you can't believe there's something kate can't do right? >> i can't believe she can't cook. >> i can't believe she tries to cook. >> doesn't she have the 20 lords awaiting? sorry. back on this side of the pond, matt's favorite term, a court battle in los angeles over whitney houston's emmy award. >> she won the award 30 years ago for "saving all my love four." but now the academy of television arts and sciences has filed a lawsuit block the family from selling it at auction. >> the academy says the awards
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are academy property and anybody heir looking to dispose of it must return it to the academy. >> but the auction house where it is has an opening bid of $10,000, argues the academy has failed to intervene in the say of several dozen other emmys over the last decade. to another court battle has a jury deliberating over a rock staple. >> the estate of the lead singer from the '60s band spirit is suing led zeppelin accusing them stealing the medley of their song "tourist." >> here are the two songs. first spirit and then led zeppelin. ♪ >> and they may have a case. >> pretty similar. led zeppelin band members robert plant and jimmy paige both
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testified they did not steal the song. 68-year-old plant testified he can't read music or even remember it all. >> hmm. >> i wonder why. and next from "sex and the city" to "divorce." >> sarah jessica parker sharing a trailer for her upcoming hbo series "divorce." >> she plays the role of francis who in the midst of a mid life crisis who announces to her husband she wants, you guessed, a divorce. >> now we can go back to just liking each other again. >> when did it start to go off the tracks in your mind? >> well, perhaps when you grew the mustache? >> that will do it. >> yeah. >> mustaches. so "divorce" premieres on hbo this fall. >> parker also shared a rare photo of the twin daughters she shares with her husband of course, matthew broderick. >> that's loretta and tabitha celebrating their 7th birthday yesterday frolicking in a grassy
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field. what seems sob prompting more buzz is the car parked in the background. >> a 1976 ford ltd country squire station wagon in almost unbelievably mint condition. even the chrome looks brand-new. >> what's up with that? brand-new. >> what's up with that?
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wars fans are anxiously awaiting the release of "rogue one, a star wars story," a prequell to the original trilogy. >> we have a mission for you. a major weapons test is imminent. we need to know what it is. >> reporter: the new trailer ominously foreshadows the arrival of the dreaded death star. >> rogue one is the story that sets up the original "star wars" by showing us how the rebels got those death star plans that allowed luke skywalker to blow the thing up. >> reporter: "entertainment weekly's" exclusive look features felicity on the cover as jen ors. >> leading the rebel strike force. she's very different from rey in look even. she's not the wide-eyed innocent who is thirsting for adventure. >> reporter: luna is a rebel alliance officer and this brand new character, yet to be revealed, a droid, set to join the old favorites in the "star wars" galaxy. who is this mysterious new storm trooper and what role will it play? it features the most diversity
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cast of any "star wars" film including donnie yen and forest whitaker along with a new cast of heros. the magazine reporting the film takes place on a new planet immediately before star wars episode 4, set at the same time as luke and lay ya, 34 years before ray and fin in the force awakens and features the return of one of the all-time great villains. >> darth vader looms large over the plot even when he's not on screen because the new villain played by ben mendelson is trying to fulfill the wishes of the emperor and got vader looming in the background over his shoulder. >> reporter: and despite the nonstop battle scenes, moviegoers are in for a different type of "star wars" movie. >> it's more about regular people who don't have force sensitivity trying to do their best to push back against the a great intense threatening evil.
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>> reporter: jesse palmer, abc
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following for you this morning on "world news now." the battle over gun control laws led to a dramatic sit-in on capitol hill. house democrats are digging in and promising to stay put till republicans take action, and the protest is still unfolding. we have a full report coming up. polls are now open in britain as voters decide whether their country should remain in the european union or pull out. it's likely to impact the u.s. and global financial markets. a baltimore judge will likely announce his verdict today for the officer facing the most serious charges including second degree murder in the death of freddie gray. caesar goodson drove the van where gray suffered a fatal spinal injury. the solar powered airplane has now crossed the atlantic. the solar impulse landed in
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spain, after leaving new york on an overnight flight on monday. next stop abu dhabi. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, june 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> apparently it averages about 43 miles an hour, the solar powered plane. >> so it took them awhile to get to spain. >> abu dhabi by december. and speaking of things moving slowly, a lot of people criticize congress for moving slowly on legislation. that's a result right now of a showdown on gun control triggering an impassioned sit in on capitol hill. >> here's a live look at the house floor at this hour. the shot is streaming online. democrats are refusing to budge unless house speaker paul ryan agrees to hold votes on gun control. ryan who democrats also shouted down last night is showing some signs of backing down calling
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the protest, no signs of backing down calling the protest a publicity stunt. >> he tweeted out end the stunt. the cameras have been shut down but lawmakers using cell phones hence the live streaming to show the world exactly what's happening inside the chamber. quite a raucous morning there on capitol hill. the latest now from abc's megan hughes. >> house will be in order. >> reporter: a dramatic turn of events in the house of representatives wednesday night. >> members will record their vote by electronic device. >> reporter: republicans pushing forward with a previously scheduled vote unrelated to gun reform. ignoring a sit-in by democrats that has shut down the house since the early morning hours. >> we're calling on leadership of the house to bring common sense gun control legislation to the house floor. give us a vote. let us vote! >> reporter: the sensational protest democrats interrupted republicans declaring they'll sit on the house floor till the
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house speaker paul ryan allows a vote on gun control. republicans attempting to call the house back to order. >> the chair finds that the house is currently not in a state of order. due to the presence of members in the well who are not recognized. >> reporter: they're pushing for measures that would extend background checks and block gun purchases for those already on a terror watch list. before members leave for the fourth of july break. the move comes days after all four gun amendments failed in the senate despite mounting pressure following the orlando nightclub massacre. >> we have waited. we've been patient. but we've waited too long. been silenced too long and we will continue to engage in peaceful nonviolent action be till something happens. >> reporter: megan hughes, abc news, washington. thanks, megan. very long and loud overnight there in d.c. much of the midwest in the meantime is being hammered this morning by powerful and damaging storm. more than a dozen tornados have
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been reported in illinois and indiana. along with pounding rain and hail as well as lightning, several homes are damaged and the power is out in some spots. sheets of rain swamped the stands in soldier field in chicago. fans watching the copa america soccer match between chile and colombia had to take cover more than two hours till that danger passed. want to show you the extreme weather that is moving east, stretching all the way to the atlantic coast in some parts. hitting philadelphia, baltimore, washington, d.c. today and most of west virginia. expect to see the worst of it with heave rain, damaging winds lightning and hail. forecasters say a tornado or two is not out of the question. now to your voice, your vote. hillary clinton is fending off a new line of attacks from donald trump after he blasted her for being what he calls a world class liar. but she's also firing back slamming trump for lack of distance. substance. abc's lana zak has the latest. on their duelling speeches. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump are both asking voters which candidate can you
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trust. >> her decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched. >> reporter: the clinton foundation helps poor people around the world. donald trump uses poor people around the world to produce his line of suits and ties. >> reporter: hillary clinton continues to try and turn donald trump's business brand against him at a rally in raleigh. >> he shouldn't expect better from someone whose most famous words are "your fired." and as president, i'm going to make sure that you hear "you're hired." >> reporter: while trump is attacking clinton's character and leadership. >> hillary clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the united states. >> he's going after me personally because he has no answers on the substance. >> reporter: each alleging the other would be a dangerous choice for head of state. >> clinton has opened the
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pandora's box of radical islam. >> here's the bottom line -- economists left, right and center all agree, donald trump will drive america back into recession. >> reporter: hillary clinton also weighing in on what could be another major voting issue in the fall. gun control. tweeting out her support for the democratic protests saying "house republicans may have cut off the cameras but they can't cut off our voices." kendis, diane. >> lana, thank you. now to a major sports headline this morning. the national hockey league is making a big bet on las vegas. the league added the city to its 30-team roster. it's the first professional team for the city and the first expansion for the nhl in 16 years. the team which has not been named will start playing in the 2017-2018 season. that hockey team could soon have company as well. the oakland raiders are also mulling a move to sin city. 1.3 million fans turned out to the celebrate the cavaliers and their nba championship. lebron james and the rest
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of the cavs toasted with the fans during the city's first victory parade. the 1.3 mile parade route took more than four hours to crawl through. >> can't make it through all that crowd and traffic there. so let's check in on the euro cup, the euro 2016 soccer championship. >> so portugal's ronaldo scored two of his team's three goals against hungary. portugal trailed three times but kept coming back. >> ronaldo says it was "an insane match." he's now the first player to score in four consecutive european championships. the 3-3 draw keeps portugal in the tournament where it will face off against that soccer powerhouse known as croatia. >> he may have been feeling a little pressure because ronaldo has not scored yet in the euro 2016. shots for us. >> he's just been pretty bad throughout the tournament. the highest paid soccer player in the world.
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>> the thing is, when he plays for real madrid, he's practically unstoppable. for some reason, when he comes out for portugal, his home country, he doesn't always perform so well. today he certainly did. hopefully that continues. portugal advances as one of the top four third place teams. >> it's good to be number three. almost as much fun to watch as the matches are the fans who follow their teams. >> the irish fans got a little out of hand after their team beat italy, 1-0. they climbed on the roof of a car in france and then dented it. >> so first apologetic fans stuffed cash through the windows to pay for the repairs. then they banged out the dent themselves. all while chanting the boys in green fixed the car. they need a better slogan. >> the boys in green fixed the car after the boys in green were the ones who dented the car. i doubt the car owner was happy to see that.
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>> i should point out ireland advances to play france and it's too bad they're going to lose to france in their next round but you know. >> rooting for france. >> so it is. >> go portugal. >> you're not even french. coming up, caught on video. the natural predator of the black rhino. that's right. it's a 2004 jeep wrangler. see where this scene played out and how it ended. >> i had a croissant once. and the new developments in the so-called kayak killing in up state new york last year. the entire case now rests on police interrogation tapes. why the jury though might never be allowed to hear those tapes. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. colonial penn life insurance. colonial penn life insurance. it's a little something al) i've done every night since i was a kid, empty my pocket change into this old jar. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar. and i never thought i could get quality life insurance with my spare change. neither did i.
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fortunately for them, the rhino had a last second change of heart and everybody came away without a scratch. >> including the jeep? >> i don't know that the jeep survived. >> he waited a really long time, by the way -- >> to start going? >> to then suddenly realize, wait, he doesn't look like he's necessarily going to stop. i would have been hitting the gas long before then. back here at home to a serious story and the death and new details in the so-called kayak killing in up state new york. >> angelika graswald is accused of killing her fiance last spring. >> now the case rests almost entirely on interrogation tapes that the jury may never be allowed to hear. >> reporter: an investigator is now testified to him she took her fiance's paddle after he capsized and held it while he begged her to call 911. the detective also testified during their 45-minute conversation, she said she
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felt trapped from viafor and that she wanted to be free of his demands of sex with him and another woman. but in graswald's 11-hour taped interrogation obtained by abc news, she repeatedly denies killing her fiance and says her desperate calls to 911 were real. >> oh, my god. >> can you see the kayak still? >> no, the kayak went underwater. oh, my god. >> reporter: but after hours and hours of questions punctuated with yoga breaks, she does finally utter these daring words -- >> i wanted him dead and now he's gone. i'm okay with that. i'm okay with that. >> reporter: graswald spoke to me exclusively from jail. >> reporter: why would you say something like that? >> they kept asking me the same questions like 100 times. i knew that i was innocent. i was at my breaking point, i had it. so i just gave them what they
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wanted. >> reporter: at the center of the case, the kayak's drain plug. prosecutors claim she removed it causing the kayak to take on water and sink. >> why didn't you have that plug in? >> he didn't have it because i guess i had it. >> reporter: this is the infamous plug. >> it is. >> that prosecutors say angelika removed in a plot to kill vince viafore, but this plug is what, half an inch in diameter? >> just look at how large the cockpit is that where the seat is. there's a lot of water that could enter that. that's a big hole. this is a really small hole. >> reporter: it's a tiny hole. our experiment showed that this kayaker had no trouble crossing the hudson in an identical kayak with the plug removed. did you remove the plug from vince's kayak with an intent to kill him. >> no, i did not. >> reporter: angelika's
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attorney, rich port al, now under a gag order. she spoke with him last year. >> she did not confess to killing vince. there are many reasons why he died. my client removing the plug was not one of them. >> reporter: she still maintains she did not kill him. >> did you kill vince that day? >> no, i loved him. i didn't do it. >> reporter: elizabeth vargas, abc news, new york. interesting case there. coming up -- junk. why we collect it and why we hang on to it. and now the "world news now" alum who literally wrote the book on it. that's next. that's not junk. it's the 76ers. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ alison, i know this world is still in you ♪ >> speaking of killing you. >> i was looking up the words. okay, it's often called a first world problem. the accumulation of too much stuff or as we call it junk. >> but there's apparently much more to it that, and embarking on her adventure into the world of clutter, our own "world news now" former anchor allison stewart has literally written the book on junk. >> hall of famer, by the way. she talked with another veteran of the "world news now" family, our own polka man barry mitchell about where that adventure has taken her. a legend he is.
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>> hey, everyone, it's allison stewart, high five. >> all right. ow. >> oh. you're always the nicest guy. >> thanks. ♪ alison, i know this job is killing you ♪ ♪ so alison did not renew >> alison, why a book about junk? >> you know what? i had to clean out my late folks basement. pristine house upstairs but the basement just full of junk. i found out when i told people about this, everybody had the same story. i thought there must be something going on in american culture. >> junk is big business. >> huge. we spend millions of dollars storing it, removing it, containing it. >> it's a -- >> in my book, i think there's 28 television shows about selling it, flipping it at flea markets. it's interesting it's become entertainment.
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people want to know if it's worth something. >> it's a nice place but they've got a real cockroach problem. you made a good score while doing research for your book. >> i was in a store in montana and found a pair of shoes that were 34 bucks. ferragamos. found out they're worth $700 online. >> you bought them? >> of course. i wore them today. >> you never know what useful items you're going to find in a thrift shop. >> you know the drill. you know the drill. get it? it's interesting, millennials don't necessarily want the things their parents and grandparents have. you have the veterans in the great depression kept all their stuff. the baby boomers is made a lot of money and bought a lot of stuff and the millennials don't want a lot of stuff. all the pictures and books are on their phones. >> you say some people keep things because attachment to the past and a fear of the future. >> yeah, that was somebody who i went on a junk removal run with people. i went on a run with people across the country.
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the person who said that lives a minimalist buddhist lifestyle. he can see it in people's eyes. people are parting with things, he can tell there's a fear base what's going to happen when i lose my stuff instead of looking at what else is there for me if i have now some space in my life. >> you went looking for junk and you found philosophy? >> i did and some nice shoes. >> allison's book is. >> "jump digging through america's love of stuff." >> and curethriftshop.com. all of our proceeds benefit juvenile diabetics. >> it's been waiting for you all day to find it. >> that's cute. >> i'm glad they kept that around. see that? something else i'm glad they kept around. >> all this junk. >> disposing of things. >> allison joins us now. hello. i have a question for you. i'm curious because i've been looking through your book. what happened to bill bellamy? >> i don't know, kendis. >> the silent treatment from allison at this hour.
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beatrice, 4-year-old charley and 2-year-old john. while mom and dad do share some tasks, like doing the dishes and changing diapers, almost everything else is separate. >> tell me about what you normally do. >> i do the typical parent who stays at home. i do dishes, laundry, shuttling kids back and forth. >> i usually do the things that you would typically expect your suburban dad to do, mow the lawn, wash the car, fix this. build that. >> reporter: but now it's time for the big swap. >> teamwork. >> reporter: first on mom's to do list. >> we're going to get dressed for the last day of school. >> heather gets beatrice ready for school. then off to the bus stop. >> tell daddy bye. >> bye. >> two morning duties normally done by dad before some morning yard work. >> i think i'll leave that to him. it was a great little mini workout. >> reporter: for dad, travis starts off packing lunch for beatrice before cooking breakfast for the boys.
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>> strawberries, please. >> reporter: getting them dressed not so easy. >> do your shorts fit? or are they too big? >> reporter: then it's onto the laundry. >> as far as i'm concerned, when you do laundry, there's two loads. >> reporter: before the sweeping, mopping. >> you did a great job. >> i'll take the mowing every time. time to clean the toilet. >> reporter: nobody's favorite. the results of the big swap. >> it's interesting to go and do you something completely different. >> you really do see what they go through in order to get it done. even though it may look easy. >> the other person in the partnership is probably doing more than you're giving them credit for. by trying it out and doing it yourself, you can maybe appreciate what they're doing more. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> and one survey found that the way your chores are divided ranks third in terms of successful marriage tips. >> what if you have nothing you do at home?
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this morning on "world news now," a dramatic night on capitol hill. >> democrats in the house are holding a sit-in demanding action on gun control in the wake of the orlando nightclub attack. their marathon session has already led to some chaotic shouting matches with republicans. the demonstrations are even spilling outside. we'll have the latest just ahead. happening now, severe storms across the midwest, tornados on the ground in illinois. lightning and heavy rain forcing soccer fans in chicago to take shelter at soldier field as the west still grapples with wild fires and the dry conditions fueling the flames. there are new developments from antarctica in the dangerous rescue of stranded workers in need of medical condition. we'll tell you the status of the mission and the overwhelming obstacles facing the crew right now. walking tall. meet the famous bear known for
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walking almost exclusively on head behind legs. this is not some dude dressed in a costume. >> it really looks like it. >> it does. this is a real bear known for his cult following. is there a reason for his two-legged stride? we'll explain on this thursday, this is june 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." it's real big news. >> i like his little shuffle. >> it does have a shuffle. is it big foot? >> oh. >> you know? finally discovered. >> maybe that's what everybody's been seeing when they think they see big foot. >> it's actually a bear. >> they're seeing pedals the bear. >> walking on two. we'll get to that exclusive and breaking news story later on. >> we will. there is a breaking news story going on right now on capitol hill. it's kind of a chaotic scene down there. house democrats are staging a sit-in demanding votes on gun control. >> okay. so the sit-in started before noon yesterday and it was led by civil rights icon, congressman
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john lewis. democrats brought blankets and pillows overnight to the house floor. some senators joining them in solidarity and they turned to facebook and periscope to send out life images when republicans shut down c-span's cameras. >> lawmakers waived pieces of papers with the names of victims of gun silence. they sang we shall overcome and chanted no bill, no break. they also shouted down house speaker paul ryan when he called a vote on two bills not related to gun control. >> where is the heart of this body? where is our soul? where is our moral leadership? where is our courage? >> and ryan dismissed the sit-in as a publicity stunt as democrats dig in, gun control supporters are gathering outside. the crowd also saying we shall overcome led by minority leader, nancy pelosi. our other top story this morning, the extreme weather taking aim at the midwest right now.
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there are reports of at least 15 tornados overnight in northern illinois. we're hearing of homes and buildings damaged in lasalle county. there are power outages, flash flooding, hundreds of canceled flights throughout the area, as well. >> this is a scene at chicago's soldier field an urgent warning during halftime of the copa america match between chile and colombia. fans were told to run for cover because of the dangerous weather that was moving in. thunder and lightning roared overhead while rain swamped the stands, delaying the match for nearly two hours. abc's alex perez has more on where the extreme weather is heading. >> reporter: a long night of severe storms. for tens of millions in the midwest, this after a scary 24 hours in the east. winds gusting above 80 miles an hour in south jersey, ripping off roofs and flipping over planes. >> i've been here through hurricanes and nor'easters. never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: in maryland, a tornado tearing an almost 13-mile path across howard county. >> you're going to see a very clear line of destruction through these yards.
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>> reporter: trees crashing through homes and crushing cars. james franco mccarroll's wife lucky to be alive. >> my wife was in the kitchen. if the tree, that tree they're cutting had hit the kitchen, it would have killed her. >> reporter: in the west, those twin fires blazing near los angeles. kayna whitworth right there. >> reporter: right now, you can see firefighters getting ready to lay retardant along the ridge right there. with scenes like that and winds expected to pick up, nobody is out of the woods just yet. >> reporter: in all at least 23 fires now scorching nine states. alex perez, abc news, chicago. and we have a new perspective on the wildfire scorching southern california. so photographer shawn garrison was with a fire crew when the wind suddenly shifted forcing the flames dangerously close to their location. they were trapped seeking safety behind a fire agent until the flames shifted again and they were finally able to get away. firefighters have made progress in some areas enough so that
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hundreds of people who were evacuated are now back at home. you can see how quickly the situation is changing. > very dangerous. they need to be careful out there. new this morning, a flight makes an emergency landing while being escorted by two f-16s. the delta air lines flight to los angeles was diverted to tucson, arizona, after a passenger allegedly threatened the flight crew. a passenger recorded the man being removed from the plane by the authorities. now police say there was no threat to public safety. and polls are now open in britain whether to withdraw from the european union. opinion polls show the vote too close to call with a record number of citizens registering to vote in the referendum. opponents of the exit called the brexit say it would be a mistake to leave the largest single market in the world. those calling for withdrawal say the eu is dysfunctional. britain is a major portal for u.s. trade in europe and the vote is likely to have a big effect on financial markets. to presidential politics now
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here and donald trump launching a blistering attack on hillary clinton. trump delivered a fairly subdued but scathing speech using a teleprompter. he bashed clinton over her record and her character and accused her of lies as well as corruption. more now from abc's tom llamas. >> she's a world class liar. >> reporter: donald trump, back in the ring, delivering a scathing speech against hillary clinton. >> her decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched. >> reporter: trump, trying to make the case clinton cares more about dollars than diplomacy. >> she ran the state department like her own personal hedge fund. >> reporter: in his address, the presumptive nominee mixed fact with fiction. on benghazi. >> our late ambassador, chris stevens, he was left helpless to die as hillary clinton soundly slept in her bed. >> reporter: our fact check shows this claim is false. the defense department's own
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timeline shows the attack started at 3:42 p.m. eastern, not in the middle of the night. clinton's own e-mail shows that she was still awake. and a new line of attack on bosnia. >> her phony landing in bosnia, where she said she was under attack and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers, a total and self-serving lie. >> reporter: our fact check? true. clinton later apologizing for the description. >> so, i made a mistake. that happens. it proves i'm human. >> reporter: trump noticeably held some of his fire when it came to bill clinton. trump telling david muir he would prefer it be about hillary's policy and issues. hillary's record, not about personal attacks. >> what will be off-limits for you? >> i would much rather, david, have it be policy and issues, if we can do that, i'd be very happy and i think we do very well on that basis. >> though they have been at odds recently, there is something that the republican establishment and donald trump agree on, it's foreign policy
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and that is one of hillary clinton's biggest weaknesses. tom llamas, abc news, new york. as you can imagine, hillary clinton wasted no time firing back calling trump's allegations outlandish lies. she told supporters in north carolina her speech on tuesday must have gotten under his skin and defended the clinton foundation saying it helps poor people around the world while she says trump uses the poor to make his suits and ties. clinton says trump is going after her because he lacks substance. >> he has no real strategy for creating jobs, just a string of empty promises. and maybe we shouldn't expect better from someone who's most famous words are "you're fired." >> clinton went on to say she actually has a job program and said it takes experience to get results, not just a flashy slogan. clinton's former i.t. aide is refusing to answer questions over her private e-mail server. bryan pagliano set up the server for clinton but invoked the fifth amendment 125 consecutive times during a deposition yesterday. the conservative advocacy group
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is suing the state department over access to public records. new e-mails reveal the state department staffers disabled security features on the server which was later breached. breaking overnight, louisiana deputy sheriff is dead after being shot in a new orleans suburb. it happened when david mitchell stopped a man for questioning investigators. say the suspect grabbed deputy mitchell's gun, the 19-year-old allegedly shot the officer three times in the back. police gave chase and arrested him in a nearby backyard. rapper troy ave is pleading not guilty to attempted murder as well as other charges. investigators say this surveillance video shows him firing a gun during a deadly brawl at a t.i. concert in new york city last month. but rowland collins, that's his real name, was also wounded by another shooter. collin's attorney says the rapper is a victim, not a criminal. it's being described as the largest health care fraud takedown ever. the justice department has arrested more than 300 people with schemes involving $900 million.
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that nationwide sweep exposed alleged kickbacks embezzlement, false claims and unnecessary prescriptions. more than two dozen doctors are among those charged. a texas woman says that she now has a british accent after waking up from jaw surgery. >> lisa alamia appears to be a rare victim of foreign accent syndrome. only about 100 people have been diagnosed with the syndrome in the world over the last century. her neurologist performed a number of tests trying to determine what caused the condition but it's still a mystery. her biggest concern remains how people will respond to her. >> i didn't know the reaction i was going to get from people. so i didn't know are they going to judge me, are they going to think i'm lying. are they going to even understand how i'm speaking. > i thought she was joking with me but then she showed me the doctor had told her she was diagnosed with the syndrome and she searched it. then i was like oh, lord. >> oh, lord. >> oh, lord.
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>> she had that surgery six months ago to correct an overbite. apparently she is still speaking with that accent. it almost sounds like a combined accent. >> like a texas accent. >> meets texas. >> didn't madonna have a similar thing after she moved over there for like a week? she gained an accent? >> i think she did it on purpose and had somebody to teach her how to speak with a british accent. i'm not sure it worked out well for her. maybe she should consider jaw surgery. all right. we hope this woman either it goes well for her speaking with a cockney accent or she figures out what happened there. coming up later in "the mix," we'll see the newest official dog breed. first, the latest from the south pole. the rescuers facing incredible odds, they made it to the trapped workers. we'll have the latest on their mission to get them to safety. later, the return of the walking bear. yes, that's right. that is a bear walking. just like a human. not a man in a bear suit. we'll tell you why he does it.
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distur disturbing new findings from auto safety testing. front seat passengers in some small suvs are not as well protected as the drivers in some types of crashes when impact is on the passenger side.
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the tests show what happens when a vehicle runs off the road and hits a tree or utility pole. only the 2016 hyundai tucson received a good rating on the passenger side. and we turn now to a very different type of vehicle. braving the roughest conditions on earth. >> a small plane has successfully reached the south pole on a dangerous medical rescue mission that has been attempted only three times over the past 60 years. adrienne bankert joins with us the latest on that. good morning. >> reporter: diane and kendis, it's a trip some officials say is more difficult to navigate than a trip to the international space station. those patients making it out of antarctica and on their way to south america for treatment. a high risk medical mission goes exactly as planned for a crew on board this rescue plane weathering the antarctic winter, 24-hour darkness and temperatures averaging minus 70 degrees. they successfully arrive along the coast of antarctica at a british research station.
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this video from the national science foundation capturing the touchdown after making it to the south pole and back to pick up two patients in desperate need of medical attention. >> it's about the most dangerous kind of flying you can do in the world. it was something that required an extraordinary level of skill and courage and it looked routine but it certainly was anything but. >> reporter: moonlight helping the crew navigate the harrowing flights. a second plane flying out the sick, no doubt thankful for coming out alive. >> it is exciting to be there to start with, but then of course, you know, you put in the variable of darkness and the extreme temperatures, it makes it a bit more adventuresome. >> reporter: and it was quite an adventure. we still know very little about the patients or their conditions. but we do know that the worst of this rare journey is over. diane and kendis. >> quite some tense moments there. >> yeah. there were so many obstacles in play they had a second plane on stand by in case something went wrong with the first group.
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and that group needed to be rescued as well. it goes to show how dangerous this mission was. >> i was looking at how cold it was in that area. minus 79 degrees. >> is that all? negative 79. apparently the south pole only gets about 3 inches of snow a year. >> very interesting. coming up in our next half hour, the danger we rarely hear about on airplanes. >> two cases of alleged sexual assault have developed in just one week. what every parent needs to know before sending their children on a flight by themselves. but first, he's back. that bear in new jersey that captivated thousands of people online two summers ago walking on his hind legs, well, he's hungry or something. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from our abc stations.
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ar music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪ ♪ i would walk 500 miles
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♪ just to be the man who walked 1,000 miles to fall down at your door ♪ >> i guess that's what we went with. >> about walking. >> there are no bear songs. it might not be quite 500 miles but is he walking again on his hind legs. >> that's right. we're talking about a mystery black bear in new jersey that caused an online viral sensation two years ago. now it appears he's back. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: people in oak ridge, new jersey, say, there's no doubt about it. that's the same bear, all right. the same one they first spotted nearly two years ago. a black bear, walking on its hind legs with the agility and ease of any human. >> i don't see it. >> reporter: now, nicknamed pedals, he was first seen and captured on video back in august 2014. >> there it is. there it is. >> does she know that's a bear? >> you know that's a bear, right? >> i know! >> more than likely it was a car accident. bears can walk on their hind legs very well. and it's just, they don't choose to do so. >> reporter: at one point in the
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new video, pedals does go down on all fours, but then he's right back up again and on the move. there had been concerns that pedals could not survive in the wild. state and wildlife officials said if it is the same bear, he's still going strong and is testimony to his indomitable will. so, they will let keep him roaming. or, in this case, walking. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> now, that last video that one, you see at one point, whoever's filming sort of loses sight of the bear because he goes behind the house. so the person filming shoots around the other side. as he peeks out this way, the bear turns around and noticed him. the bear kind of looks at him and then just keeps walking. > kind of weird. i promise to never dress up as a bear again like yesterday. but especially after some of the comments on twitter -- eric says dignified also this is how to make me laugh at this time of the morning. >> john hall writes when you wake up around 3:25 a.m. and
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♪ it is time for "the mix" now and there is something new in the air. the american kennel club has announced there is the newest breed of dog that's out there. >> oh. >> yeah. so we introduce you to the pumi. >> they're cute. >> it is from hungary and has been used for herding cattle, sheep and swine for centuries. so this dog has been around for a lot of years, but it just became eligible to be named as a breed by the american kennel association after there were at least 300 of them in the u.s. apparently for very active folks. >> they're really cute. >> they are cute. hopefully they don't smell like last year's breed that you said smelled. >> those don't look like they smell.
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they're cute and shaggy. >> they're cute. remember there's this water bottle flipping craze that's going on. it started with a talent show. this guy comes out and that's it. >> genius. >> he does that after much suspense. the crowd goes wild. so did other people. it became a viral sensation. we see that guy manages to land the bottle on the cap. then we saw another attempt. check this one out. four bottles at one time. he lands them all. and now someone is maybe using it to get some job skills. check this out. ♪ >> so the video shows him walking into a boardroom for a job interview. everyone at the table you know is asking him the typical job interview questions and they ask him so, you know, what talents and skills do you have? the talent show flips the water
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bottle and lands it. >> hire him. >> very well done. >> very well done indeed. okay so there's something, you know, one of the biggest pains in the world is not being able to charge your phone. >> yeah, when your phone's dieing. > kfc has come up with a solution. really. check it out. it's called watt a box. w-a t t. so you get your normal leg five in one meal there at kfc and then on the side, you can plug in your phone in the actual box. >> wait. >> and enjoy your sandwich. you can get some juice out of that bird. >> i'm very confused with this. >> yeah, it's kind of weird. mind you, it's only available in india right now. but you know. >> so you have to eat the food
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this morning on "w this morning on "world news now," chaos in congress. members of the house yelling at each other all through the night as democrats stage a sit-in, refusing to leave. the unprecedented event continuing to play out. we're live from capitol hill with the latest. storms are hitting the midwest right now, bringing more than a dozen tornados and lightning strikes. that system is now heading east. we'll have the accuweather forecast just ahead. new this half hour, a lesson in cybersecurity from an unlikely source. >> facebook's mark zuckerberg is sparking a big debate whether it's revealing his own computer has a rather analog alteration. and date night for will and kate. when you're britain's royal couple, it's not exactly your usual neighborhood block party. what we're finding out this morning about the one thing kate admits she's not able to do.
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it's thursday, june 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." you don't believe it, huh. >> no. there's nothing that kate cannot do. nothing kate cannot do. that's tough to even say. >> good morning, everyone. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis gibson. all right. let's talk about a lot of people who can't do a lot of things. talking about congress here and breaking news coming from capitol hill. an extraordinary push overnight for gun control. democrats staging a raucous sit-in on the house floor refusing to leave unless the issue is brought to a vote. >> nearly all of the house democrats have joined with dozens of senators who took turns at the podium recounting gun tragedies like sandy hook and the orlando nightclub shooting. >> abc's catherine faulders has been following the developments for several hours. she is joining us life from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane.
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emotions are running high here on captain hill as democrats continue to push for votes on gun control. it's still going on and they have conducted a sit-in now that has lasted over 14 hours. what we're seeing up here is chaotic and unprecedented. we haven't seen democrats protest in this way before. house speaker paul ryan even tried but unable to restore order to the floor which has now turned into somewhat of a slumber party, lawmakers bringing in pizza, late night snacks, cell phone chargers and blankets and pillows and giving each other neck massages preparing for hours and hours ahead. bernie sanders even taking a break from the campaign trail to join in, as well. >> wow. neck massages. >> it sounds silly except that's what's happening in our government. catherine, i'm wondering because in the senate, both parties put forth bills. both sides voted more or less along party lines.
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they're both guilty voting against gun control measures. what's the end goal here? can they find common ground? >> the leader of this sit-in, congressman john lewis told abc today if republicans don't meet their demands, they could force this past their scheduled recess friday. the real motivator is sending a message to voters in november where democrats stand on gun control. >> we should point out they turned off all the c-span cameras. some of the images you're seeing overnight is from parascope cameras there from many of the lawmakers phones. katherine, there was an interesting post on facebook from democratic representative keith ellison. what was that about? >> reporter: that's right. keith ellison was in a meeting and a staffer brought him a note from his mother that read your mother calls and wants you on the floor. and he responded, on facebook by saying couldn't say no to his mother and reassured her he would be there. >> no matter how old we get, none of us can say no to mom. especially if she uses your full name. you know you're in trouble. >> you know you're in trouble, mr. ellison, get to the floor. neck massages and pillow flights
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on the floor. >> noted. >> all is normal. >> you're running for congress now? >> reporter: all is normal. >> katherine faulders, thanks so much. >> appreciate it. let's get now to the civility that is the race to the white house comparatively. it was donald trump's turn to do the bashing using his latest speech to unleash on hillary clinton. >> trump called clinton a world class liar and depicted her as corrupt. he slammed clinton on everything from her private e-mail use to trade and benghazi accusing her of spreading death, destruction and terrorism. trump made no mention of bill clinton's indiscretions but an he did accuse the couple of using the state department to enrich their family. >> and clinton told supporters in north carolina she's gotten under trump's skin with her own scathing speech earlier this week. she called trump's allegations outlandish lies. clinton said trump was attacking
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her personally to distract voters from his lack of substance. and she said he had no strategy for creating jobs. and the british voters do today could affect the economy worldwide. the referendum is on for whether britain should exit the european union or not. the whole thing is nicknamed the brexit. those in favor say it's bad for the british economy. those who oppose withdrawal say it would cause financial chaos. the overseas is markets are mixed this morning as investors wait to see the results. we should know the outcome this time tomorrow. >> a tense 24 hours indeed. millions of americans are in the path of a powerful and damaging storm that's already battering much of the midwest. more than a dozen tornadoes have been reported in illinois and indiana. along with pounding rain, hail and lightning. the severe weather has damaged homes, sparked power out ands and triggered flash flooding. at chicago's soldier field, sheets of rain swamped the stands at the copa america soccer match between chile and colombia forcing fans to take cover for nearly 2 1/2 hours there.
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in southern california, cooler, more humid conditions helped crews battling dangerous fires. containment improved to nearly 15% and some evacuated residents allowed back home. firefighters still face acres of rough terrain and vegetation that hasn't burned in several years. the midwest is only the first stop for that dangerous storm, as well. >> accuweather's justin povick joins us with the forecast. good morning, justin. >> kendis and diane, thanks and good morning to you, as well. we're tracking more severe weather throughout the middle atlantic states for today and again, concerning here because there could be more damaging winds. there could be more large hail and very, very heavy rains as low pressure tracks off to the east. we're looking at severe threat setting up shop from philadelphia points off to the south. meanwhile, out in the west, high fire danger continues right through friday. diane, kendis, back to you. >> our thanks to justin. unruly passenger forced a delta flight heading to
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los angeles to be diverted to tucson. another passenger captured the moment as the man is removed from the plane. he allegedly made threats against the crew. the plane was escorted to tucson by a pair of f-16 fighter jets. the fbi is investigating. the coast guard made a grim discovery in the search for a father and his three teenage children missing off the gulf coast of florida. a body was found last night in the search. the family set out in their sailboat on sunday. abc's steve osunsami has more. >> it's with a heavy heart that we announce that about 4:30 this afternoon, one of our coast guard helicopters located a deceased person in the search area. >> reporter: hope began to fade away when they found a debris field full of belongings, tennis shoes, water bottles, a propane tank, kayaks, and most alarming,
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six empty life jackets. about 33 miles off the west coast of florida. 45-year-old ace kimberly, his 17-year-old daughter becca lynn, 15-year-old son donny and his 13-year-old son roger were all living on their 29-foot sailboat. they disappeared sunday after they left from sarasota to ft. myers to get the boat repaired. the mother of the children raced to florida from indiana. we spoke with her family before they got the terrible news. >> she said that she was on her way down there and she will find her kids, come hell or high water. >> reporter: the national weather service says it's possible they ran into storms. they were warning boaters about high winds sunday morning. authorities say the father was able to call his brother on sunday, saying they were running into rough seas. and that's the last anyone heard from the family. steve osunsami, abc news, st. petersburg, florida. dna results are in for a colorado inmate who claimed the late singer prince is his father. carlin williams was claiming he was entitled to inherit part of prince's fortune. tmz now reporting that prince is not the father.
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prince died of an accidental overdose in april apparently without a will. his fortune estimated to be about $300 million. a newly married colorado couple has quite the story to tell about their big day. while the bride and groom were taking photos after the ceremony, a rattlesnake crashed the party and bit the groom on the leg. >> that's bad, right? >> yes. not as planned. >> a park ranger was flagged down and the groom was whisked off to the emergency room. in the meantime, the photographer kept snapping pictures. after all, she says, every wedding is an adventure. >> they seem to be in pretty good spirits given he was just bitten by a rattlesnake. >> he's smiling. > there was no swelling. so the groom came back to the reception and party on. >> when the couple first tried to flag down the passing ranger, he sort of waived back. he thought that's so nice. it's your wedding day. >> congratulations. >> they were like no, no, we need help. >> and this all happened at ft. collins at the horse tooth reservoir county park.
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i thought i had a crazy wedding story. groom gets bitten by a rattle snack wins. they topped it. >> imagine what the honeymoon's going to be like. >> no rattlesnack, i hope. coming up, the photo of facebook ceo mark zuckerberg that's really going viral. it's not about him per se but his laptop. what so many people are spotting on zuckerberg's computer that has the internet buzzing. can you see it? is it my space? friendster? and the fight over whitney houston's emmy award. why the academy of television arts and sciences is trying to block her family from selling it at auction. you're watching "world news now." ♪ so i'm saving all my love, yes, i'm saving all my love ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by vistaprint. nt.
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♪ okay. so it's not so much what facebook founder mark zuckerberg was saying but it was what he was showing at the time. he posted this photo on his personal facebook page to celebrate instagram's growth. yes, fantastic. but sharp eyed readers noticed a laptop on the deck behind him. >> now, there's actually a piece of tape over the camera lens near the top of the screen and also another piece of tape over the microphone on the laptop. a low tech solution to prevent unauthorized surveillance. hackers, of course, can control webcams and what better target than mark zuckerberg. some people are now wondering, really, that's your solution? tape? >> dude, you're the head of facebook and you're going to put black tape on it. >> can never be too careful. >> i guess when he has a problem with his computer, he turns it
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on and off. >> control alt delete fixes everything. right? we're going to switch gears now to some troubling developments that may cause many parents to think twice about sending their children on airplanes alone. >> authorities looking into two separate cases of sexual assault involving underage kids flying by themselves. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it was an alaska airlines jet making the unplanned landing in seattle, so a 23-year-old man could be taken off, booked for trying to kiss a 16-year-old girl who was sleeping after taking off from portland. a week earlier, a 13-year-old girl allegedly assaulted on an american airlines flight. the 26-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of abusive sexual contact. the girl's mother paid the $150 unaccompanied minor fee expecting her child would be safe. she plans to sue. >> nobody came to her rescue when she attempted to confront him the first time. i promised her she was going to be okay, so, you know, i'm heartbroken.
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>> reporter: and these cases are not unusual. the fbi believes sexual assaults in flight are underreported. no firm numbers, but the bureau estimates there is some kind of an assault once a week on flights in and out of the new york area alone, often a crime of opportunity on evening and overnight flights. >> lights down low, not many people walking around. we've seen it often where the victim has taken some kind of anxiety medication. >> reporter: parents should know that airlines are not required to provide constant supervision of unaccompanied minors, minors who should quickly and loudly alert flight attendants if they feel uncomfortable. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. >> when we come back, the one thing that duchess kate apparently cannot do. and our first peek at sarah jessica parker's new hbo series "divorce." "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> it's kind of a royal "skinny" today. >> it is. >> we're starting off with a royal date night for william and kate. >> it's not like popping over to the neighbors for a cookout. like regular people do. if you're royalty, that involves five michelin star chefs and aristocrats in black tie, gowns and jewels. >> not burgers and dogs on the barbie.
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>> not so much. >> the royal power couple drove four miles to their neighbors for an early summer gala evening. > that's about seven kilometers. kate joked that william was looking forward to catching a break from her less than stellar cooking. > to which by the way the witty heir to the throne quipped, it's the reason why i'm so skinny. >> oh, snap. >> no more food for you. >> he was in the guest wing that night. >> you're surprised. you say you can't believe there's something kate can't do right? >> i can't believe she can't cook. >> i can't believe she tries to cook. if you're royalty, don't you not have to do that? >> doesn't she have the 20 lords awaiting? what do you call that? sorry. back on this side of the pond, matt's favorite term, a court battle in los angeles over whitney houston's emmy award. >> she won the award 30 years ago for "saving all my love four." but now the academy of television arts and sciences has filed a lawsuit block the family from selling it at auction. >> the academy says the awards
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are academy property and any heir looking to dispose of it must return it to the academy. >> but the auction house where it is has an opening bid of $10,000, argues the academy has failed to intervene in the say sale of several other dozen emmy's over the last decade. to another court battle has a jury deliberating over a rock staple. >> the estate of the lead singer from the '60s band spirit is suing led zeppelin accusing them stealing the medley of their song "tourist." and using it for their classic "stairway to heaven." >> here are the two songs. first spirit and then led zeppelin. ♪ >> and they may have a case. >> pretty similar. led zeppelin band members robert plant and jimmy paige both testified they did not steal the song. 68-year-old plant testified he can't read music or even
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remember anymore at all. >> hmm. can't imagine. >> i wonder why. and next from "sex and the city" to "divorce." >> sarah jessica parker sharing a trailer for her upcoming hbo series "divorce." >> she plays the role of francis who in the midst of a mid life crisis who announces to her husband she wants, you guessed, a divorce. >> now we can go back to just liking each other again. >> when did it start to go off the tracks in your mind? >> well, perhaps when you grew the mustache? >> that will do it. >> yeah. >> mustaches. so "divorce" premieres on hbo this fall. >> parker also shared a rare photo of the twin daughters she shares with her husband of course, matthew broderick. >> that's loretta and tabitha celebrating their 7th birthday yesterday frolicking in a grassy field. but what seems to be prompting more buzz than the girls is the car parked in the background.
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>> a 1976 ford ltd country squire station wagon in almost unbelievably mint condition. even the chrome looks brand-new. >> what's up with that? 4/ >> what's up with that?
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wars fans are anxiously awaiting the release of "rogue one, a star wars story," a prequell to the original trilogy. >> we have a mission for you. a major weapons test is imminent. we need to know what it is. >> reporter: the new trailer ominously foreshadows the arrival of the dreaded death star. >> rogue one is the story that sets up the original "star wars" by showing us how the rebels got those death star plans that allowed luke skywalker to blow the thing up. >> reporter: "entertainment weekly's" exclusive look at rogue one features felicity jones on the cover as jen urso. >> leading the rebel strike force. she's very different from rey in look even. she's not the wide-eyed innocent who is thirsting for adventure. >> reporter: luna is a rebel alliance officer and this brand new character, yet to be revealed, a droid, set to join the old favorites in the "star wars" galaxy. who is this mysterious new storm trooper and what role will it play? the new chapter features the
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most diverse cast of any "star wars" film, including donny yen and forest whittaker along with a new cast of heroes. the magazine reporting the film takes place on a new planet immediately before star wars episode 4, set at the same time as luke and lay ya, 34 years before ray and fin in the force awakens and features the return of one of the all-time great villains. >> darth vader looms large over the plot even when he's not on screen because the new villain played by ben mendelson is trying to fulfill the wishes of the emperor and got vader looming in the background over his shoulder. >> reporter: and despite the nonstop battle scenes, moviegoers are in for a different type of "star wars" movie. >> it's more about regular people who don't have force sensitivity trying to do their best to push back against the a great intense threatening evil. >> reporter: jesse palmer, abc news, new york.
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making news in america this morning, a dramatic sit-in is under way at the house of representatives as democrats demand action on gun control. >> house should be in order. the chair wishes to make an announcement regarding the decorum in the house chamber. >> what the house is definitely not in order. breaking right now, violent storms rolling through the midwest. more than a dozen tornadoes. whipping winds and heavy rains and new video just in. where that storm system is heading now. and happening now, britain is making a big decision. should it stay in the european union or go off on its own? and what does this mean for the u.s.? we're live in london. close call. a rhino's rampage, how did this dangerous situation come to an end?

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