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this morning on "world news now," horrifying crash. the helicopter with a family of tourists on board going out of control, slamming into the water, the jaw dropping scene in vacation paradise. >> frightening flames. a fire tornado churning and burning. the powerful winds and dry conditions fueling more danger today. >> new this half hour, a nation of deprived sleep. >> the new public health warnings about americans and their lack of rest. the headline hitting home especially at this hour. >> and later in "the skinny," the new mary poppins movie, a new film chapter of the classic story is in the works. who is taking the role made famous by julie andrews? it's friday, february 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. andrews. i love emily blunt. >> she is fantastic, but -- >> you just cannot -- she's an icon. she's an icon. >> she is. but they're going to try a sequel. >> two people in this world cannot be replaced, julie andrews and pope francis. who is going to come after him? i would not want to be the person that comes after him. >> i'm sure donald trump has some suggestions on who will replace him. >> incredible images, a stunning helicopter crash in hawaii. federal investigators are trying to determine why this chopper went down like this. >> the location of the crash was close to witnesses, and that probably helped save lives. abc's david kerley covers aviation for us. >> reporter: it happened in just seconds. the helicopter, just short of land, rolling over in the water. >> holy crap! >> reporter: bystanders jump in to help the five people on board. a knife reportedly needed to free one of them. all
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one in a neck brace. a 16-year-old male in critical condition. the chopper coming down in pearl harbor near the uss arizona memorial. >> that was scary. we were thinking we were going to see a dead body come up. >> reporter: it's clear in the video the tail rotor is not turning and the sound from the engine is erratic. scott reiff is a helicopter pilot for kabc. >> it appears at some point he lost some type of power, that he disengaged the rotor system from the engine. he may have flared a little too high. it's hard to say for certain. just didn't have enough energy in the rotor system to cushion the landing. >> reporter: the bell 206 is a single engine, five-seat aircraft. this one built in 1979 and owned by what appears to be a one-helicopter tour company called genesis. the surviving pilot should be able to tell investigators exactly what went wrong. the navy aided firefighter crews in that rescue. the ntsb is saying they are launching a investigator to hawaii to try and learn what happened. david kerley, abc news, washington.
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>> we move on to more dramatic video as firings near kansas city battle a huge brush fire. they believe it was sparked by grass cutting equipment. but the heat from the blaze and the high winds fanning it korea add fire tornado. the fire is on prison property. but it closed a nearby highway. consuming about 1500 acres and is about 75% contained this morning. no homes are threatened at this time. not so in eastern oklahoma where there are more than two dozen grass fires burning. the most in years. officials say numerous homes were lost. but they don't know how many as yet. the city of tulsa has been filled with smoke from the fires. firefighters are using helicopters to dump water as you see there on these fires and officials say they are so intense right now. well, in northern california, the threat is much more wintry. a powerful system brought nearly a foot of snow to some of the higher elevations. strong winds are also limiting visibility with whiteout conditions. many truckers pulled over till the roads were cleared.
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>> and it may take as long as a week to clean up this weather mess in utah. a strong wind storm followed by a hailstorm and heavy snow. the winds blew vehicles off the road, uprooted trees and knocked a highway sign into power lines. thousands of residents lost power in the salt lake city area. temperatures fell 30 degrees within a short period. >> speaking of today's weather and the forecast, windy conditions will continue to threaten the great plains and midwest with high fire danger. downpours in the pacific northwest. another foot of snow is possible in the sierra nevada and cascades. snow and freezing rain in western new york. >> and we're talking record warmth in the midwest 56 in chicago, 70 in kansas city, 60s in los angeles and atlanta, 80s in dallas and phoenix. 30s in new york and boston. >> well, a few storm cloud rums through last night's democratic town hall in las vegas. hillary clinton booed by the crowd when she accused b
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democrat until he decided to run for president. she also criticized sanders for his attacks on the two most recent democratic presidents. bernie sanders had a few harsh words for clinton, as well as the two candidates battled it out ahead of tomorrow's primary in south carolina and tuesday's vote in nevada. in an interview with b.e.t., sanders questioned clinton's admiration for president obama saying it's just her way of trying to win black votes. don't you think they should all do the lip sync showdown to determine who wins the primary? >> lip sync battle? >> that would be kind of fun. so this we know, donald trump is well-known as you know for picking fights with anyone who questions or criticizes him. and his popularity never seems to waiver. but now he's going head to head with one of the most beloved men on the planet. the lead area of 1.5 billion people on earth. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: donald trump has taken on ple
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but hisatest beef might be the biggest yet, the donald versus the holy father. the pope was heading home when he was asked if an american catholic could vote for somebody like trump given his stance on immigration. he responded "a person who thinks only about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not christian." trump rarely one to turn the other cheek, hit back suggesting the mexican government was manipulating the pope. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. i'm proud to be a christian. they're using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: he even said the pope should want him in the oval office. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: and at the cnn town hall, trump not backg
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had said something about you that you thought, maybe i'm going to have to ask him for forgiveness? >> no, look, not really. >> one of had his advisors pointing out on twitter that the vatican is surrounded by barriers. new york daily news taking it several steps further with the " headline "anti-christ." as for trump, it's too early to tell whether this latest feud is going to hurt or help him, but south carolinians will have their say this saturday when they vote. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> never a dull moment. so also on his flight home, pope francis raised some eyebrows with a comment about the zika virus outbreak. francis suggested that women threatened with the virus could use contraception saying he believes there is a clear moral difference between preventing pregnancy and aborting a fetus. he also maintained church doctrine rejecting abortion as a response to the crisis. pregnant mothers are among the most vulnera
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against breastfeeding too long. children may get too little vitamin d that way. breast milk does not provide enough vitamin d particularly in northern areas. so canadian pediatricians are recommending that children who are breast fed take vitamin d supplements for their first year. now to some news we can relate to on this shift. sleep deprivation. this is breaking news and ground breaking. a new study from the centers of disease control finds that one in three americans don't get enough sleep. the shocking news says that at least seven hours of sleep we're not getting, that could lead to some serious health issues like heart disease. the study also features a state by state break down of sleeping patterns. shocking we're not getting e enough sleep. yeah, that's not so shocking. not at all.
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thanks, cdc. the harlem globetrotters celebrating their 90th anniversary and putting on their usual great show. back in december one of them nailed a long shot outside new york's madison square garden. >> nailed it indeed. this time it was the staples center in l.a. globetrotter scooter christianson, take that, steph curry, hitting his shot from the 100 feet away and well above the hoop. >> oh. >> is this real? this is real. this really happened? >> it's the globetrotters. it's real. >> it is globetrotters. the shot was part of a promotion of this weekend's globetrotter shows in southern california. one more time. there you go. >> nailed it every time. >> i'm sorry i doubted you all. >> good job. >> should have known it was real video. >> coming up in "the skinny," an embarrassing wrong answer on "wheel of fortune" that even caught pat sajak off guard. >> a huge stink inn
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>> residents also can't drink the tap water in flip the, michigan, but help is on the way. the state legislature closer to approving $30 million to help flint residents pay their water bill. the governor is also earmarking another $2 million specifically for flint. it will help replace lead water lines and also pay for some of the cost of reconnecting to detroit's water supply. another issue we've been following, the natural gas leak that's poisoned the air of one los angeles community for months has now been permanently sealed. >> after disrupting the lives of thousands of households, residents of porter ranch are now getting the green light to return home. but not everyone is racing back. kabc's leo stallworth has the story. >> reporter: after nearly four months of leaking some 80,000 metric tons of mostly methane gas and sickening and displacing thousands of residents, so-cal gas now starts the seven-night and eight-day clock for thousands of relocated residents win the five-mile radius affected by the leak to return to their homes.
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>> to the residents of porter ranch and the surrounding communities, i want to tell you that i recognize the disruption this gas leak has caused to your lives. the discomfort of those who have experienced symptoms related to the odorant in the gas, and the challenges experienced by families that had to move or switch schools with their kids. >> reporter: displaced residents we talked to are not eager to go back home just yet. >> the countdown to hell. >> people are so afraid to go into their homes. >> reporter: matt says while the health department says the air is safe and agencies have focused on monitoring the air quality, there has not been enough testing of resident's homes to determine whether knoxious chemicals from the leak have settled inside. >> some testing at people's homes which is finally the important thing. in our homes is what we need to know about. >> reporter: the l.a. board supervisor calling for complete testing of homes and the timetable for residents to return to their communities. >> the supervisor antonovich would
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days allowance for the residents to retake their lives. >> reporter: congressman brad sherman agrees. >> they've promised indoor testing to see whether the air inside people's homes is safe. knowing that the carpets, the drapes could have soaked up some merkaptan or volatile organic compounds. they promised that testing but that hasn't been done and they're telling people the clock has started. they have to move back into their homes. >> reporter: leo stallworth reporting for abc news. long road ahead for those folks. >> is truly is. leo is such a great reporter. every time i see hip, i enjoy his reporting. >> we're big fans. >> the actress being courted to star in a mary poppins sequel. >> three days after the grammys you won't believe where lady gaga turned up. "the skinny" is next. grammys you won't believe where lady gaga turned up. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny, so skinny well, time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, the new face of mary poppins. >> >> our parent company disney is reportedly planning a sequel to the 1964 classic starring julie andrews. so who would be practically perfect enough to fill the shoes of dame julie? none other than emily blunt. >> she's so terrific. 32-year-old english born actress reportedly in talks with disney. are we letting the cat out of the bag too soon? she's in talks with disy
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star in the sequel which would actually be set 20 years after the events in the original. so it's not the remake of mary poppins but we want to know what happens later, right? it would follow the magical nanny's adventure with the banks family in the depression era london time period. i think it would be fascinating. my kids and i watched it. they loved it. it's amazing how a classic from that long ago can -- they were riveted and they would be so excited and would love to see it. >> now that it becomes 20 years later, does it become just a spoonful of raw organic sugar cane or something -- >> i think you're totally right. >> or agave. next, taking a futuristic twist on depression era fashion. >> these days after wowing a global audience with her tribute to david bowie at the grammys, lady gaga took front and center on the runway for mark jacobs. look at her. mark jacobs fall collection. there was an obvious height difference between her and the real models. but the larger than life persona
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that always makes up for it, right? >> she looks so happy. the outfits were bizarre. ga rocked an oversize coat with fur sleeves and oversized blouse, bow and skyscraper -- she had lat form boots and she was still kind you have short with hair and makeup, channeling an extreme 1920s flapper. >> looking good, gaga. looking good. next the "wheel of fortune" epic fail. >> contestants david and keri daley won the puzzle, but he lost the geography test. >> gondola ride through venice. >> yeah! >> let's check your geography knowledge. what country do you think we're sending you to? >> paris. >> france. >> do we still get it? >> apparently you know your husband well.
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>> we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> we need someone who can fix the problems that cause your anger and frustration and that's jeb bush. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. >> he had the gal to go after my mother. >> i've heard for years he kept the country safe after. what does that mean after? what about during 9/11? i've never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz. >> it's not a response simply to start yelling louder and louder, liar, liar, liar. >> i'm hoping to get your support in the caucus on saturday. >> together we're going to create an economy that works for the working class and the middle class, not just the 1%. [ speaking foreign language ] >> we are tying that unity between the two countries by going to the river together and praying together.
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>> still going to live the same lives basically. >> he will retire. that's what he really wanted to do. >> if you would have told my 11-year-old, 5-year-old, any age that i would have received an award from stevie wonder. >> if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you. >> inspirational words. >> and clearly that woman in that last shot was very inspired by -- but it was a fun event and a busy week coming up. a couple of events national banana bread day. national dog biscuit appreciation day. national kahlua day. >> really? you going to bring something in? >> maybe. and i learned something. there's a gibson park in great falls where they're holding the lewis and clark festival tomorrow. >> it's making sense, kenny g. >> so nice of them. you guys --
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making news in america this morning, faith and politics. donald trump responding to the pope saying he's not a christian while john kasich has an emotional connection with a voter. plus, hillary clinton and bernie sanders and their neck and neck race in a key battleground state. the latest just ahead. no justice. vice president joe biden, what he said overnight about replacing antonin scalia. how he may hold the key to the next person to sit on the supreme court. twisting inferno. a grass fire transforms into a tornado of flames. multiple wildfires threatening the western communities this morning. and the latest on that terrifying helicopter crash. the chopper crash landing into the waters of pearl harbor. the investigation into what exactly happened.

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