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this morning on "world news now," scary vacation. infuriated passengers aboard a cruise ship that sailed into hurricane force winds finally arriving home. why some people on board thought they would not return. >> extreme weather from record-breaking heat in the west to heavy snowstorms and dangerous cold in the east. the unusual conditions from accuweather. >> and new this half hour, a valentine's day gift from a wife to her husband like no other. >> he needs a kidney transplant and she is the donor. why this couple and this organ match is just so rare. >> and later in "the skinny," the new sexy swimsuit issue of "sports illustrated." the bigger, glossier pictures and why the models this year are getting even more exposure. it is thursday, february 11th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to you on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. i was just telling you i think having that out there, more women will be comfortable in a bikini despite what your shape is. >> or what about your age? can you be too old to wear a bikini? >> i don't think age is the thing. i think there are some people who in their lifetime have never been able to wear a bikini. there's nothing wrong with that. ing.ikini is an important "sports illustrated" kind of answers that question in this new swimsuit edition with a 56-year-old model. >> i love that. that i love. because i look forward to aging. i think that we have a culture of looking against women who age. i think we need to embrace that more. >> yes. >> tribes everywhere around the world embrace the elders. i always say
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elders. >> in bikinis. >> we're going to start with the end of what plenty of passengers on that royal caribbean cruise ship would call a nightmare. >> the anthem of the seas is now docked safely in new jersey at the port there. it arrived last night. wabc's josh einiger was there. >> reporter: they cheered as the anthem of the seas" glided into the aptly named port liberty. thousands of passengers now live -- liberated to tell their terrifying story. >> i've been through hell. >> i at one point thought i wasn't going to see my family again. >> reporter: last sunday was the day a peaceful dream vacation became the stuff of nightmares when the world's largest cruz ship with more than 6,000 people on board steered directly into a storm with 125-mile-per-hour winds. >> we were on the third deck. so we kept on going underwater and there was water coming on our little window. and it was pretty scary. >> not only would the boat go up
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and then come smashing down violently that when you were in bed you fell out of bed, but at one point i looked at my wife and i said it's over. we held hands because we thought it was over. >> reporter: royal caribbean apologized for in its words exposing guests to such extreme weather. a storm the company says was much stronger than forecast. >> if we end up with a situation like this something went wrong. either we didn't interpret the forecast correctly or there's something. we're going to do a complete review of the situation. >> reporter: the company says it's already made changes to storm avoidance policies and it's standing behind the ship's captain though not a lot of love for him among his passengers. >> that guy should be thrown in jail right now. thrown in jail. >> reporter: royal caribbean says more than 6,000 people were aboard the ship when it sailed into the storm but there were only four minor injuries. still four too many for the cruise line which has promised it will never let this happen again. the ntsb on hand when the ship steamed into port. some lawmakers calling for a federal investigation in
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josh einiger, bayonne, new jersey. >> royal caribbean offering them a discount on their next cruise. think that guy's going? i don't think so. high drama playing out 1800 miles south of hawaii where the 42-person crew of the american eagle had to abandon ship because of a fire. the coast guard sent a plane to the area to assess the situation. the american eagle's crew evacuated on to six small boats to await rescue. no injuries reported. >> extreme winter weather is being blamed for several serious incidents along an ohio interstate. dozens of cars, trucks and semis were involved in yesterday's series of chain reaction crashes. nearly 20 people were injured. three of them critically. interstate 90 was closed in both directions northeast of cleveland for hours. it has now reopened. more snow expected in the cleveland area this morning. it made for slick driving conditions across that region yesterday. more of the same is expected. lake-effect snow likely for the
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the first day of spring, by the way, folks is march 20th. >> well, california has jumped from winter to straight into the summer. the weather headline out west, record breaking heat. >> in southern california, temperatures will again be in the 80s. a perfect day to get to the beach. justin povick has today's weather extremes. morning, justin. >> reena, and kendis, good morning to you, as well. while it's cold in the east, we have record-challenging warmth on the way in the southwest. potentially some high fire danger, as well into the mountains just outside of los angeles. meanwhile, to the northeast, heavy snow squalls, snow showers, lighter amounts of snow. a coating or so toward the i-95 corridor cities. but it's going to be on the windy side, as well. >> thanks to justin there. >> the five-week stand off at an oregon wildlife refuge may be
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federal agents have surrounded the four remaining militia members who are still holed up. the four apparently agreed to turn themselves in at 8:00 a.m. providing certain conditions are met. thousands of people have been listening to the ongoing negotiations through an open phone line being streamed online. >> turning to politics and the spotlight on ohio governor john kasich after his stride second-place finish in the new hampshire primary. today he is expected to sign a bill to strip government money from planned parenthood. the legislation targets funds that go to the organization through ohio's health department. the move may help kasich with conservatives leading some to question the timing of the bill. donald trump rallying supporters in south carolina after his big win in new hampshire. 4,000 people gathered at clemson university last night to celebrate with trump and cheer him on. he took a few jabs at jeb bush and he told the crowd that he was running on just an hour of sleep. but trump said, when you have
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>> so that's the key. the democrats are on the move after bernie sanders's smashing victory. they're each taking steps to win over minority voters. it's your voice, your vote. and abc's cecilia vega covering the democrats. >> reporter: in harlem, a hero's welcome for bernie sanders. hugs from the reverend al sharpton, breakfast at the iconic soul food restaurant sylvia's. sanders reaching out for african-american support, hoping to build on the momentum from his big win. sanders now vowing to take his political revolution forward. >> nice to see you again. >> reporter: but when i asked, this stark admission. if the election were tomorrow, do you think you could win south carolina and nevada? >> no. fortunately for us, the election is not tomorrow. >> reporter: he faces an uphill climb in those states, where a large portion of the democratic vote is black and latino. it explains his visit to harlem trying to match hillary clinton's strong support in those communities. hillary clinton now fighting hard for those voters.
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>> you have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism. >> in new hampshire, hillary clinton putting on a brave face in defeat. her team trying to figure out how she managed to lose women voters 44-55%. and young people 16% to 83%. clinton already trying to woo them. >> i know i have some work to do, particularly with young people, but i will repeat again what i have said this week, even if they are not supporting me now, i support them. sanders paying hillary clinton a compliment during a little game of campaign word association. >> donald trump? >> what can i say? >> one nice thing. come on, bernie. one nice thing. >> he has nice ties? >> nice hair? >> humble.
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>> hillary clinton? >> intelligent. >> cecilia vega, abc news, new york. twitter's financial outlook is improving but it's still struggling to oo tract users. and wall street is not happy about it. the social media service reported earnings for the end of 2015 and while profits in advertising are ticking up, growth has stalled. the company is promising to make changes to improve the service including adding more staming video. >> time to mark your calendars, folks. are you ready? hot dogs are coming to burger king. not veggie dogs though. >> the chain says its national rollout of 100% beef flame grilled dogs will be the 23rd of this month. >> yes. >> that's less than two weeks away. in case you want to know. >> this is a new way to feel the burn. the new item easily makes burger king the biggest restaurant seller of hot dogs in the country. the classic will cost you
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a chili cheese dog, $2.29. apparently the burger king north american president says this was like the biggest test. they test these things. it did really, really well. they're as excited as they were when they launched the whopper they think it's going to be that great. >> by feel the burn, you mean heartburn. >> that's exactly what i mean. >> coming up, the famous hollywood actor playing donald trump. wait till you see him. >> also ahead, the "family feud" game show contestant getting attention. and it's not because she won. it's her blunder and her explanation. >> speaking of mistakes, the surgery that was done on the wrong baby in the hospital even sent a bill to the baby's parents. what an outrage. you're watching "world news now." ♪ your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil
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a sweet story. huh? >> yeah, very sweet. just in time for valentine's day. a north carolina nurse, jason desperately needs a transplant after suffering from kidney disease. doctors say that he waited up to seven years for a transplant. but that was before his wife who is also a nurse turned out to be a perfect donor match. >> wow. >> it almost felt too good to be true. it really did. i was nervous to get excited. because i -- it's like winning the lottery. >> i didn't know this, but it's incredibly rare for a spouse to be a match. the chance is less than 1%. the transplant is now scheduled in two weeks. it will happen near the couple's wedding anniversary which
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together. >> and how ironic they're both nurses, as well. very rare all around there. >> well, from a medical miracle to a medical nightmare for the patients of a tennessee newborn. >> the new mom says she thought her son was taken to another room for just a routine checkup. instead he was taken to surgery by mistake. abc's steve osunsami has the story. >> hi there, buddy! >> reporter: doctors call what happened to this newborn baby in tennessee a "never event," something that should never happen. but this past december, after jennifer melton gave birth to her healthy son, she says the staff at university medical center in lebanon, tennessee, took baby nate away for what was supposed to be a physical. >> at that point, the nurse started to mention the procedure that had been performed on him. >> reporter: when they brought the baby back, the parents say they learned there was a terrible mistake. a doctor had performed a surgical procedure meant for a different child. >> at that point, i began to cry hysterically. essentially, they took our
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child, who was 100% healthy, and just took him out of the nursery and cut his mouth. >> reporter: the family gave us these medical records that show it was a frenulectomy, where they cut underneath the tongue so it moves better for children having trouble nursing. >> there is no excuse for operating on the wrong baby. none. >> reporter: in a statement, the hospital says it can't comment on the case, because of privacy laws, but says they "take seriously any concerns brought to our attention." the family's lawyer tells us the doctor did apologize, but says the hospital still billed them for the procedure. steve osunsami, abc news. atlanta. >> coming up, the full-figured beach babes who will grace the pages of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. >> and johnny depp does donald trump. "the skinny" up next. johnny depp does donald trump.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny >> well, time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, major curves ahead. >> we call this segment "the skinny." "sports illustrated" annual swimsuit issue hitting newstands next week. it's packing a little something extra this year. swimsuits for all which specializes in plus size swimwear has splurged on an ad this year tt'
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size as last year and even more diverse. >> the ad features model ashley graham who posed for the company's ad last year as well filomena quayle. breaking both the size and age barrier. 56-year-old nicola griffith. >> the companies' ads have become an annual must see. a single full page ad in "sports illustrated's" swimsuit issue can cost around $350,000 and up. >> i love the 56-year-old woman. i love this whole thing. i got to say, i'm going to buy "sports illustrated" just because i love the concept. thank you, "sports illustrated" for that. long time come. > i'm going to read the articles. next another must see. johnny depp like you've never seen him before. >> the comedians at funny or die have released a shockumentary based on trump's book "the art of the deal" it's set in the '80s spoofing donald trump as evers trying to buy the taj mahal casino in atlantic city
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>> donald has me working all day at the casino. >> she's talking about the most elegant sensational trump castle in atlantic city. >> oh, yes, i -- >> taj mahal is still the ultimate dream. >> it is a building more beautiful than anything. or anyone. >> that is correct. >> yes, i know. >> he make me dress up as the taj mahal sometimes. it's very heavy. i broke my clavicle once. >> obviously, ivana's jealous because she won't be buried in the taj mahal since she's not my third wife. >> the film is now streaming on the funny or die website. >> lots of people are going to see that one. next to a couple of new released albums. >> kanye west has finally finally again settled on a name for his new album which he will premiere tonight before a sellout crowd at new york's madison square garden. he announced on twitter it's called "tlop". previous names included "so
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no word on to pablo is. but west has in the past compared himself to pablo picas picasso. >> gwen stefani releasing her first album in a decade on march 18th. she'll promote it by filming a live music video during a commercial break at the grammy awards which is by the way, monday night. >> aired live all over the country. another highly anticipated release across the pond. >> millions of harry potter fans are disappointed to hear the sequel to the seven-part series was going to be a play. rather than a book. but now she's announced the script of that play will be released as a two-part book. >> "harry potter and the cursed child" is set to debut july 30th in london on harry's birthday. the script will be released the next day. >> the story is set 19 years in the future. harry is an overworked employee, husband, father of three and struggng
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>> reporter: it's the "family feud" fumble gone viral. >> folks, you've got two strikes. >> reporter: mom, mommy, mama already taken, contestant sheila comes up with this. >> what about mommee. >> you want mommee. not mommy. >> reporter: steve harvey might have had fun with the answer. >> mommee. >> reporter: but only got the patterson family a big red x. sheilah will explain her response on "good morning americ america"". >> beak, my nerves got the best of me trying to come up with something else. >> watch this here. momee? >> when it comes to game show gaffes, they're in good company. for every good feeling like this one on "wheel of fortune," i've got a good feeling about this. >> that's right. >> there are plenty of not so hot moments. >> pointed desert. >> no, you still have time. >> i still have time? i'd like to solve. >> say it.
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>> it's not the pointed desert no matter how many times you say it. >> this guy on jeopardy hazarded a guess. >> who is this is handsome gentleman? >> but not the right one. >> good for you, aere. >> the patterson's full "family feud" episode airs february 23rd. y'all crazy. >> reporter: here's hoping they had better luck with the other questions. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> reena is wondering why did it go viral. i guess it's more of like more steve's reaction to it i guess. like mommee. >> was it your reaction with -- >> oh, 20 bucks? we couldn't splurge? we couldn't splurge a little bit? >> no. the $20 answer was the most you got. >> that's it for me saying daddee. >> don't miss our updates on facebook wnnfans.com. daddee. >> don't miss our updates on facebook wnnfans.com.
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making news in america this morning, southern battleground. the race for the white house makes a turn through south carolina. the republican field narrowing as hillary clinton hopes to gain ground. breaking overnight, the armed standoff in oregon. it's nearly over. the fbi moves in and makes more arrests. the militia protesters appearing to give up. also breaking overnight, enraged cruise passengers finally back on land. what they have to say about their frightening ordeal. and wieners on the go. the hot dog coming soon to your local drive-through but will one of the world's most popular burger chains truly relish this marriage of meats.

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