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o. he you it morning this morning on "world news now" -- shocker in indiana. ted cruz pulls out of the primary after losing indiana. we're going to get fresh reaction overnight from his campaign, including bernie sanders' next move after pulling off a big upset. we have some alarming new details this morning as the threat of the zika virus looms over the u.s. the latest case is triggering some new fears and why some major events are now in jeopardy. and new this half hour, poisoning at the grocery store. >> a suspect is in custody after authorities saw this. chemicals being sprayed on food. what was it in that mixture that could have caused some serious harm? and why 50 cent is apologizing to the family of a 19-year-old airport janitor. what he did in a video that unleashed a torrent of social media outrage. that story ahead in "the
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it's wednesday may 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." kudos on your pronunciation of fitty cent. put the accent in the right place. >> i was cringing but i was able to pronounce it properly. did you see the headlines this morning in new york? >> oh. clever. >> yeah. >> "hoosier daddy?" >> "hoosier daddy" from the "post." and the "daily news" puts the republican party in a coffin. >> in case you didn't know that ted cruz dropped out of the race. here it is. >> i like the play on "hoosier dad daddy." >> very clever. and let's talk about that a little bit. ted cruz has quit the race for the white house, clearing the path for donald trump. >> yeah. cruz was counting on voters across indiana to keep him afloat, but instead they delivered a knockout punch. it was a commanding victory for trump. look at the numbers. 53% of the vote, compared to 37% for cruz.
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trump also picked up most if not all of indiana's republican delegates, leaving him about 200 shy of formally securing the nomination, and cruz could no longer deny the delegate math. >> together we left it all on the field in indiana. we gave it everything we've got. but the voters chose another path. and so with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign. >> donald trump actually heaped praise on cruz last night, calling him tough and a smart competitor with an amazing future. cruz's decision to give up the presidential bid came after weeks of promising to take down trump in a contested convention. let's go now to abc's tom llamas
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for more on that. good morning, tom. >> reporter: kendis and diane, a huge moment in this campaign in the gop race for president. senator ted cruz dropping out of the race after a stinging loss in indiana. with tears in his eyes cruz said there was no longer a path for him to the nomination. his own supporters with tears in their eyes screaming out "no, no, no." but cruz said there was no longer a path for him but he will continue to fight for liberty. now the chairman of the rnc saying it's a time rally around donald trump, that he will be the presumptive nominee, it's time to unite against hillary clinton. >> we're going after hillary clinton. she will not -- she will not be a great president. she will not be a good president. she will be a poor president. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news. now back to you. >> speaking of hillary clinton and bernie sanders, sanders
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much-needed victory in indiana. boosted by an influx of young white liberals. >> sanders ran competitively as well with hillary clinton among non-whites under the age of 45. polls show clinton's main weakness continues to be concerns about her honesty. sanders managed to defeat clinton 52% to 48%. but they will split indiana's delegates, leaving clinton with more than 2,200 overall. that means she only needs to pick up 17% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination. and the clinton camp is already turning its attention to the general election, saying that trump was too big of a risk to be president. >> they'll first need to win over sanders supporters, but sanders is saying not so fast. we get the latest right now from the democrats, from abc's mary alice parks. >> reporter: bernie sanders overnight combative and unwavering, saying his win in indiana will provide the momentum needed to keep his campaign alive. >> i understand that secretary clinton thinks that this campaign is over. i've got some bad news for her.
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>> reporter: but mathematically it is now impossible for sanders to clinch the nomination with pledged delegates alone. but he says he still thinks he has a path to victory. sanders laughed at the idea that a prolonged primary could hurt democrats in november. instead he said he had zero doubt it was a good thing he was staying in and that he was invigorating voters. sanders will campaign in kentucky today and then is off to west virginia. mary alice parks, abc news, elizabeth, indiana. >> mary alice, thank you. a connecticut woman who got pregnant while traveling to central america has been diagnosed with the zika virus. the woman has since returned to central america. but the state department says it's working to ensure she receives proper medical care. the virus is mostly spread by mosquito bites and is especially dangerous for pregnant women because it can lead to birth defects. meanwhile, a baseball series between the marlins and the pirates in puerto rico is in jeopardy because of growing concern over the virus's spread there. a 30-year-old man is in custody in washington, d.c. charged with second-degree murder after hij
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commuter bus. the suspect attacked the bus driver, then stole the bus, and then struck and killed a pedestrian. the entire incident took place within five blocks of where the suspect first boarded that vehicle. the bus driver was injured and remains hospitalized this morning. and a man in michigan has admitted to contaminating food at several supermarkets. the fbi says the man was taken into custody yesterday. he's said to have sprayed a mixture of water, hand cleaner and mouse poison on produce in at least three stores, including a whole foods. the stores say they have taken every precaution possible to make sure no one eats that contaminated food. now to the severe weather that's bringing damaging winds to the mid-atlantic region. one person was slightly hurt when that tree there came crashing down on a school bus. this is in the winston-salem area of north carolina. the bus was taking students home from an elementary school. and then there's this. the same storm system made things miserable for beyonce fans at an outdoor con
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first they were asked to wait in their cars until the worst weather had passed. and once inside the stadium the show was stopped temporarily because of lightning. by the time it resumed some fans had already left. >> and there's more extreme weather in store today. >> accuweather's paul williams is here with us with the latest. paul? >> good morning to you two, kendis, diane. well, if you thought yesterday's weather was ugly, wait till you get a load of today. that's pretty much how it's going to play out for us. strong to severe thunderstorms for us on wednesday. a dip in the jet stream and a low pressure system that's going to position itself perfectly in the ohio valley region. we're still expecting somewhat raw conditions as that dip in the jet stream gets a little bit deeper and just involves more people. and the ugliness of this particular pattern. so bear in mind we're not expecting necessarily widespread severe weather but we'll have small hail and some gusty winds. kendis, diane? >> paul, thank you. tens of thousands of people in one canadian city are fleeing a raging wildfire. unpredictable winds in the city of fort mcmurray pushed the
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flames in every direction, forcing authorities to order more than 80,000 people from their homes. witnesses say a lot of the city's downtown area is in flames. there's only one road out of the city, and officials are considering airlifting residents with medical conditions. an announcement could come today about an enormous expansion of the recall involving takata's exploding air bags. sources say u.s. regulators are in talks with takata about agreeing to more than double the nearly 29 million air bag inflators that have already been recalled. the problem with the takata air bags is they can explode with too much force. at least 11 people have died because of air bag incidents. more than 100 have been injured. president obama heads to michigan today to get a firsthand look at the flint water crisis and maybe a taste. the trip comes after 8-year-old mari copeny wrote the president a letter. he plans to meet with her and other flint residents but the governor of michigan, who's under fire for the handling of the crisis, says he ho
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president will also drink flint water to show that it's safe. also in michigan detroit teachers returned to the classroom today after getting reassurances they will be paid. the educators had staged a sickout fothe first two days of the week. okay. so while we're talking about schools, here's something from houston. it seems a youngster apparently didn't want to stick around for an after-school program. >> oh, boy. she's a second grader named rosabella. here's how she got herself on a bus home. someone complained to rosabella's school because that is her handwritten note saying "i want rosabella to go to bus 131 today." >> so shockingly, a school official accepted the note and rosabella was able to take that bus home. neighbors did take her in when they saw her standing outside her home and they called her dad. >> now, she wanted to take the bus home but she actually wrote she wanted to take the "dus" home. >> 131 home. >> looks legit to me. >> jack is on the case. he thinks it's legit.
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>> yeah. rosabella's now working on her report card. >> and writing on the line as well. but a lot of as in her future i think. >> but her cursive was beautiful. >> when you turn the f into the a. >> it's easy. not that i've done that. >> yeah. maybe straight as for rosabella from now on. >> good job. coming up in "the skinny," the apology from the rapper known as 50 cent. what he did in this video that insulted and angered the family of an airport worker in kentucky. and see why investigators are scrutinizing dozens of calls made to the police from prince's home. plus new reporting on what he had planned for the day after he died. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ dear mama ♪ ♪ dear mama the woman at the center of tupac shakur's 1995 hit "dear mama" has passed away. afeni shakur davis has died at the age of 69 in marin county, california. apparently of natural causes. she's best known as tupac's mother. in her younger days she was a black panther and in her later years a philanthropist. in a 2005 interview davis recalled how her life was almost derailed by drugs but how her son got her back on track. there are new developments now in the investigation into prince's death. the "minneapolis star tribune" is reporting prince was found dead just one day before he was scheduled to meet with a doctor to try to help him kick his addiction to painkillers. >> it comes as investigators pore over logs of more thatw
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music legend's home. abc's eva pilgrim is there. >> reporter: authorities releasing this log of more than 45 police calls on a variety of subjects regarding prince's paisley park complex including one call from a woman in germany in 2011 concerned about prince's cocaine habit, saying that he advised her that he cannot control his habit. since the woman waited a year after the comments to contact authorities, police didn't find it to be credible and didn't investigate. authorities are investigating whether the star died of a drug overdose. sources say prescription medication was found on prince and in his home after he died and that the singer was getting prescriptions from multiple doctors. but prince's friend standing up for the superstar. his former bassist and close friend saying these allegations of drug use just don't ring true. >> he was really careful of what he would put into his body. i've never seen him take anything. >> reporter: one of the calls police took was from a woman saying she has a son with prince and she wanted that son to attend the funeral.
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police passed along the message. eva pilgrim, abc news, chanhassen, minnesota. when we come back, why 50 cent is apologizing to the family of an airport janitor. >> and we learn who's up first to fill michael strahan's shoes on "live." "the skinny" is next. on "live." "the skinny" is next.
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♪ so skinny time now for "the skinny." and topping our headlines this morning, an apology from 50 cent. >> you did the whole "fifty." >> from fitty cent. >> thank you. the rapper posted a video of himself on twitter teasing a 19-year-old airport janitor, andrew farrell. >> listen, the new generation is crazy. they're crazy. what's your name? look at him. look at -- what kind of [ bleep ] you think he took before he got to work today? he high as a [ bleep ] right here in the airport. pupils dilated and everything -- >> as it turns out, farrell is not only autistic, he's also hearing impaired, and he suffers from social anxiety. >> oh, my god. why would you do that? 50 cent has since deleted the video and says he's personally apologized to farrell's family saying in a statement to the "new york post," quoting here,
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airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, i am truly sorry for offending the young man." >> who walks up to a stranger and just starts asking him their name? would you wouldn't you walk away and nod your head? >> why even do that? >> okay. a mystery. >> all right. next, good news for radiohead fans. just like jon snow, they're back. brian wrote that. >> after erasing their digital presence online, the british band has released a stop-motion video for their new song "burn the witch." ♪ i like it. "burn the witch" is the band's first piece of new music since "specter" released last christmas and first single from the band's as yet untitled ninth studio album. >> the band's management says look for that sometime next month. >> and next, we have an update on who will be the first guy to fill michael strahan's shoes on "live with kelly ripa."
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>> and abc, well, they didn't look too far for it. it's that guy. jimmy kimmel. the host of abc's "jimmy kimmel live." >> you probably heard of him. >> uh-huh. >> he will be the first strahan replacement to join the morning team at "live." the show plans to rotate the second chair until a permanent replacement is named. >> but don't hold your breath. back when regis philbin retired as ripa's co-host in 2011 it took ten months until strahan got the gig. so while kimmel is taking the seat for now, there are probably a long list of suitors waiting in line. >> there are. and there have been so many rumors about so many different suitors. i saw one report yesterday that abc reportedly spoke to regis about coming back. >> what's another rumor? anderson cooper. >> andy cohen. jack in the back. >> kendis gibson? >> i thought the sound of kelly and kendis sounds -- >> what? i'm sitting right here. >> you just got here. >> right here. >> you just got here. that's true. >> at least i can't be upset you didn't tell me.
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to me. no love. none. >> we'll tell you after the fact. >> i feel like that's better than right here. geez. >> sorry for that. all right. well, finally we have some glad tidings for a pair of superstars from the '80s. >> first eddie murphy. he is a dad again for the ninth time. he and partner australian model paige butcher welcomed their first child. a baby girl named izzy oona murphy. the 55-year-old murphy has eight other children by four other ex-wives and girlfriends. >> that's a whole lot of baby mamas. and the third time might be the charm for david hasselhoff. the 63-year-old actor got down on one knee during a beachside picnic in malibu to pop the question to his girlfriend of five years, 36-year-old welsh model hailey roberts. congratulations all around. >> three's the charm. >> yeah. so she's 27 years younger than he is. >> uh-huh. >> is that like may-december or may-january? >> good for the hoff. >> or december-january -- >> are you trying to do the math? it's 27 years. 26 years. whatever it is. it's a big gap.
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>> congratulations. we will not hassle the hoff. >> coming up, lebron james and lebron james and the looney tunes. jill and kate use the same dishwasher. same detergent. but only jill ends up with wet, spotty glasses. kate adds finish jet-dry with five power actions that dry dishes and prevent spots and film, so all that's left is the shine. for better results, use finish jet-dry.
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rematch that is brewing with a new basketball legend in town. >> see it here first. >> yes. and last. >> jordan. bunny. >> special delivery! >> together they just might save the world. >> reporter: it was the intergalactic game of the century. the legendary michael jordan teaming up with the looney tunes to take on a bunch of alien bad guy ballers. >> how about we go kick some alien butt? >> "space jam," the 1996 live action animated film, was a slam dunk, taking in more than $230 million worldwide. nearly 20 years later the long-awaited sequel is one step closer to reality. a new script now reportedly in development and a director just signing on. >> deal. >> reporter: and the number one draft pick to star in "space jam 2," lebron james. >> alley-oop to james! and he throws it down! >> reporter: the cleveland cavaliers forward, the favorite to l
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signed a deal with warner brothers later. >> you watching downton abbey later? >> lebron, i'm being interviews. >> i'm watching it tonight because i'm going to go to practice and all the guys are talking about it and i'm left out. >> reporter: fans ready to see more of king james on the big screen after his "trainwreck" acting debut. for now lebron isn't commenting on whether or when he'll join the animated all-stars. >> we need your help! >> okay. so deadspin is saying all of this is a result of '90s nostalgia for a movie and childhood novelty for something that we forget was actually really, really bad. >> i didn't see the original "space jam." are you telling me i should or i shouldn't? >> i never saw the original. but they're saying the best part about it was the "space jam" song. >> okay. >> so clearly. >> maybe this will be better. >> the quad city djs? >> maybe this one will be better. you know what i did watch, though. "pro stars." remember that? that was a cartoon with michael jordan, bo jacks,
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gretzky. >> bo jackso
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making news in america this morning, ted cruz is suspending his campaign after a crushing defeat in indiana. the rnc now says donald trump is the presumptive nominee. plus, bernie sanders pulls off another win but is it too late to stop hillary. raging wildfires. an entire city evacuated as flames creep closer to homes. the dramatic new video just in. and a man gets bitten by his own king cobra and as the lethal venom takes hold he drives himself to the hospital. >> hey, i just got bit by a king cobra. my vision is kind of blurry. >> we have the 911 call and an update on his condition. caught on camera, an a alligator climbing a door to ring a doorbell?

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