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this morning on "world news now," subway series. presidential hopefuls invade the big apple. their tough talk and even tougher time getting around the city. as the big push for delegates is on. >> desperate manhunt. the search for a second mentally ill man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital. police calling him dangerous and asking for the public's help. the latest just ahead. and new this half hour, fast and furious, eat your heart out. >> a wild car chase through the streets of l.a. the suspects doing doughnuts and taking selfies with newly found fans. the dangerously crazy scene straight out of a movie. >> wow. and "idol" out. the end of an era for a tv institution. "american idol's" star studded finale seeing the return of so many success stories. j. lo as well as those other
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infamy on this friday, april 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> just doing the math there. it's been a rough year for tv icons. david letterman said good-bye. jon stewart said good-bye. you had "american idol" that said good-bye. now you have the legend that is reena ninan right up there with them. >> right up there. in fact, we're all going to have lunch together on sunday. letterman and stewart and i. come join the afternoon brunch. >> you and seacrest. >> seacrest turned down. >> from "american idol." >> exactly. so all the legends will be saying good-bye. >> look forward to that. >> but we're going to say hello and begin with the campaign trail of course, with the underdogs bent on forcing the front-runners to fight to the finish. >> bernie sanders campaign says a contested democratic convention is possible if hillary clinton fails to reach a
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i'm going to trust the voters of new york who know me must win. david wright, abc news, new york. >> well, on the republican side, donald trump is trying to reboot his campaign
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he's taking a hit in a new poll. the latest figures show people across the country overwhelmingly see him as unfavorable. close to half of republican voters. the negative view was reflected in nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location. house speaker paul ryan posted a video on twitter that looked a lot like a campaign ad. in the video, he talks about what bothers him about politics these days, the idea of dividing people but his office insists he will not accept the republican nomination at a possible contested convention. >> police in brussells are hoping for new clues with new images of the third suspect in last month's terror attack known as the man in the hat. he was first seen with two suicide bombers at the airport. while new video shows him frantically running from the bomb scene just like everyone else. then he's seen calmly walking away from the airport. later on, he appears in brussels
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without his tan jacket and his sleeves rolled up. and in syria, state tv reporting the kidnapping of 300 workers from a cement factory just 30 miles from the government headquarters in damascus. in the meantime, the battle rages in the northern part of the war torn country with opposition fighters advancing on isis strongholds ahead of a new round of peace talks set for next week in geneva. >> and here at home, police in washington state say one of two dangerous patient who's escaped from a psychiatric hospital is now back in custody. 59-year-old mark adams was apprehended about 30 miles from the hospital after being spotted on a public bus. but 28-year-old anthony garver remains at large arrested for first degree murder two years ago but found not coetent to stand trial. police believe garver took a bus to spoke cane. >> turning now to a deadly danger in millions of automobiles. a teenager from texas killed by flying shrapnel from an exploding takata air bag, the tenth death in the u.s. from the japanese brand.
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abc's adrian bankert has the latest. >> reporter: the young woman behind the wheel of this 2002 honda died after rear ending a vehicle outside of houston last thursday. witnesses describe it as a minor crash. >> she should have walked away from it. she had a deep laceration on the side of her throat. it looked like debris from the air bag. >> reporter: the sheriff's office confirms 17-year-old huma hanif was killed from material from the takata manufactured air bag. >> even the most minor crash could take the life of the driver of the vehicle and or any milar cases in the u.s., the metal inflater inside the air bag exploded. a piece of that metal struck her in the neck. she was dead in seconds. honda says her car was among the 24 million air bags recalled in the u.s. and that notices were sent to the registered owner of that vehicle. but repairs were never made. hanif's family says they were
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>> if you have a car that has the defective air bag, get it fixed before you lose a loved one on it. i wish we had received a notice from honda so we could have avoided the tragedy. >> the national highway traffic safety administration says more needs to be done to reach out to drivers with the faulty air bags. tens of millions of u.s. vehicles still need to have the parts replaced. reena and kendis. >> thank you, adrian. >> some hopeful news for parts of the south reeling from tornados that left a wild trail of destruction. today's forecast, dry, sunny, and warm. still, facing the aftermath of those 13 confirmed tornados is heartbreaking and life-changing for many. they tore through florida, georgia and alabama, crushing homes, uprooting trees and ripping rooftops apart. creating a lengthy and expensive clean-up job. police in arlington, texas, on the hunt for multiple suspects in a gun store burglary. police released this surveillance video of the suspec
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they allegedly stole more than 50 guns including handguns and rifles before escaping. police say the burglars forced their way inside the store through the front window early thursday morning. a search is under way for a dog named sam who is lost in space. >> so sam, not a real dog but a favorite stuffed animal of some elementary school students in england. and instead interested in space exploration, these guys are. on tuesday, they rigged sam with a gopro and tracking device and attached him to helium balloons and then launched him into space. >> the problem is, sam's equipment fell back to earth without sam. and he hasn't been seen since. >> my gosh. >> what do you call this? it's not a kidnapping. > by space aliens? no. >> that could be an option. >> this is just one of those -- >> unfortunate incidents in life. >> i hope sam is still with us. >> somebody will find him. we put the word out now. this is a show of international reach.
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so maybe someone will see him. >> we need the state department to get on this and get all state departments to try to find sam. >> he's a british citizen. so that won't work. >> the uk state department. coming up, more of reena's insomniac highlights here on her final show. >> really? >> we're also saying good-bye to an "american idol," the show, the massive finale with everyone you hoped for. they were all there. >> but first, an absolutely insane car chase in l.a. the suspects' wild maneuvers and why eyewitnesss didn't seem as worried as they probably should have been. the people of great falls bid you adieu. >> i had a feeling that would happen. >> their mornings are not going to be the same. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. about oh my goodness! happy birthday! oh, you. (laughing) this was a wonderful surprise. you know, at our age, not all surprises
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♪ well, los angeles is known for well, los angeles is known for lots of things, the entertainment industry, mostly pleasant weather and, of course, access to the beach. >> and also freeways and police pursuits, of course. the one that happened yesterday got plenty of attention. abc's diane macedo is here with the details to tell us exactly what happened. >> a lot happeneded with this one. it all started as a reported home burglary. the police arrived on the scene and then set off to catch the suspect. all pretty standard, right? what happened next was anything about you. >> it's hardly the first police chase captured on live television but might be the most bizarre. a convertible race through the streets of l.a. in the rain with the top down for more than an hour with police in hot pursuit, sort of. it all began around 2:00 p.m. as
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the burgry call came in and the cops started following the mustang and the twouts burglary suspects. but while most people running from cops try to disappear, they seem to want attention or to get wet. kicking things off by putting the top down. with the rain pouring the car then picks up speed and drives so dangerously, the police cars back off. with no cops behind them, they start doing doughnuts across all lanes of traffic as spectators cheer them on. it's just one of many areas where the passenger stands and even waves to onlookers as though on parade, a parade nearly stopped by a tmz bus. eventually the car pulls over on a south l.a. side street. here's where things really get weird. the driver gets out and sits on it the hood of the car as both men exchange hugs, high jinks fives and even selfies with a group standing on the sidewalk. >> he shook my hand. i told him the police are going to be here pretty soon. don't resist. don't cause any problems. i said because they're really
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mad at you guys. >> when sheriff's deputies arrive a few minutes later, the two calmly surrender because you know, you don't want to make a scene. >> didn't want to make a scene. just go quietly. tmz says the bus driver that nearly brought this chase to an end didn't know it was happening. he happened to be changing lanes. now the tour bus was empty. >> good. >> but i do -- not to jeopardize anyone's safety, but i love the idea of it being full of tourists. here's an "a" list celebrity's house, there's a car chase. welcome to l.a. >> makes me miss l.a. so much more. they did clip a car during all of this. luckily no one got hurt. you don't want to laugh at these things. this one was very bizarre. >> can't make this stuff up. >> no. >> i want to see those selfies. >> thank you so much, diane. when we come back, my final "skinny." you are getting emotional. i did notice a little tear in your eye. that's so sweet. >> yes. no, ac
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contact lens problem. and the end of another era to tell you about, "american idol" is all over. the highlights next. >> you okay? >> i'll be okay. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> okay. "skinny" time. we'll start with the swan song of "american idol."
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the fox show's big finale took place last night from the dolby theater in hollywood had, the same venue as the oscars. >> this was the end of the 15th season "american idol." the producers promised a celebration of the show's remarkable history and some of the show's most famous alum did not disappoint. ♪ ♪ let me love you ♪ ♪ stop dragging my, stop dragging my heart ♪ >> awesome night. it was a great, great night. in addition to all those live performances, idle season one winner kelly clarkson appeared in a pretaped segment. she's expecting her second child soon. >> >> a true blast from the past, brian dunkleman made what he called a cathartic appearance wit host ryan seacrest.
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leave "idol" after his first season, after season. you could say his career and seacrest's went in opposite directions. >> i liked him. >> he tells "people" magazine last night was his first contact with seacrest since leaving the show. >> it's good he got a bro hug in there. >> yeah, he did. >> simon cowell was back joining the show's other original judges, paula abdul, randy jackson on stage. cowell teased abdul why she was so mean to the contestants while he was trying to be helpful. cowell had said he wasn't going to attend the show and obviously he did. and so did this guy. ♪ she bangs, she moves an she stings like a bee like every girl in history ♪ >> she bangs. >> you guys have similar singing voices. >> hey. we sound good. twitter blew up when william hung made it to the stage. >> he proved t
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bust out a stirring rendition of "she bangs." >> yes. enrique -- not enrique but ricky is jealous. it was kind of like free bird only bad. it was awful. but it's what we would expect from william hung. >> totally right. >> before we wrap up american idol coverage, there's actually a new "american idol." he's 24-year-old trent harmon who calls himself just a dude from mississippi. he won a recording contract in addition to being named the show's final idol. it will be interesting to see what happens. people have done so well. not just the winners but even the people who came in number two or three. >> yeah, like taylor hicks. his career really shot up. whatever happened to him? >> i don't know. they're good. it was a fun show to watch. >> i think -- >> little known fact. >> okay. >> so yesterday we showed you a brief and very brief in fact snippet from the new star wars movie trailer. >> before anything else, here's some more.
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15, reckless, aggressive and undisciplined. >> this is a rebellion, isn't it? i rebel. >> that tells us a bit about a rebel character named jyn erso dy get that right? played by felicity jones. >> the trailer has been watched by many millions by now. plenty of reaction stems from there being another female lead character in a "star wars" franchise movie. jyn follows rey from "the force awakens." >> one online commentator says any fan anger over a female lead is rooted in sexism. by the way, we should mention the film premieres in december. >> coming up, another star. reena's top moments on "world news now." we're going to look back. i got the tissue box all here. >> something tells me we might be laughing. >> yeah, probably.
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downy fabric conditioner. wash in the wow. >> do you think that they need a crossover journalist like myself? here we go. it's coming. ♪ all my friends say i started doing doubles when you walked in ♪ ♪ all my friends say i went a little crazy seeing you with him ♪ >> you just went a little crazy. ♪ and all my friends. >> the look on bruno's face, our special music critic bruno from miami who flew in. >> he looked horrified. >> i didn't know that's what you were singing. ♪ >> oh, man, that was a beautiful clip. time now though for us to take a special look at some of the other reasons that we're going to miss miss ninan. >> he's got a petit
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in -- >> that's a prop. i didn't know that. oh, god, i just ate styrofoam. you have better hair than me, kendis gibson. >> that is true. look at that. >> that's not allowed. >> oh, yeah. that's me and my harley. >> cool. >> what? ♪ >> on screen, marriage. >> yeah. >> i didn't know we moved to marriage i thought it was called courting. yodel-lay-he-who. >> i've got lots of deals for you. >> how many lumps of coal can you put in three boxes? >> that must have been heavy. >> i got to say you've got to listen to that rihanna song and you might want to say to the folks at the patriots -- ♪ better have my money >> just going to have grab a big
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box of real popcorn and sit back and eat. >> you know i don't eat popcorn anymore after a certain incident on the show. >> and how fast is ten miles an hour? how many miles would that be? >> wait. >> and back street's back, oh, yeah. ♪ back street's back all right >> oh, it's all right. >> there it is. >> oh, my gosh. >> that's awesome. >> we had many crazy moments. >> the commercial break. there was one yesterday that was what is 20 plus 15. and i just internalize myself and just like pretend as if i didn't hear it. >> math and singing not my strong suits clearly. >> ah. >> the ladies. >> this is my final tribute, a thank you to the crew, the people who have done such a remarkable job making this the number one early morning news show.
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making news in america this morning, tensions flaring on the campaign trail. now it's the democrats' feud heeding up. bernie sanders and hillary clinton stepping up the attacks and bill clinton in a feisty exchange with protesters. >> you are defending the people who cause young people to go out and -- >> exactly what set the former president off. we're live in washington. brussels's bombing and the man in the hat running from the scene when he is seen doing after the explosion. top down and running from the cops. a wild chase through hollywood but this is no movie. the bizarre pursuit all on camera. and shark scare. a surfer knocked off his board when a shark jumps out of the water. >> uh-oh.

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