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ranging from letters of reprimand to suspensions without pay for up to 45 days. the investigation determined secret service staffers snooped through the personnel files of congressman jason chaffetz, who had been investigating the agency. one agent even leaked to the press that chaffetz once applied to the secret service, but was rejected. that agent has resigned. homeland security secretary jeh johnson says he's appalled by the episode. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. turning our focus overseas right now, iraq is claiming success against isis in the fallujah ja offensive. clashes between the iraqi government and islamic state continues across the country. at least 50,000ive ises are at extreme risk. some have accused isis of using them as human shields. in the meantime, a sting overseas right now. north korea has now reportedly been linked to those cyberthefts from global banks. the digital attacks include one of the central bank of bangladesh in which $81 million was stolen. security researchers tell "the new york times" this is the rs
using digital theft for financial gain. the attacks are especially worrying because hackers used a supposedly super secure global banking network. police here in new york released video of that shooting at a popular concert venue. the clip shows the gunman burstings due the door looking like he's pursuing another man. one man was killed, three others hurt in the violence. it happened before a t.i. concert. the alleged gunman has now been arrested. the navy is looking into what caused two jets on a training mission to crash in the atlantic ocean. all four crew members were rescued with only minor injuries. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the coast guard flew two of the naval aviators to the hospital within hours of the jets colliding. the other two, who had been picked up by a passing fishing boat. they were brought to the hospital within hours. the two jets were flying 24 miles off of cape hatteras, a
training mission, likely flying in tight formation, like these air force jets, just a few feet separating them. it is not clear what parts of the airplanes hit, but even wingtips striking could bring the planes down, says former f-18 pilot steve ganyard. >> flying formation in tactical jet aircraft is very dynamic, and there's very little room for error. but the first rule is, don't run into the other guy. >> reporter: the jets are a total loss, which means about $140 million at the bottom of the ocean. but of course, we're all grateful the pilots and crew survived. thanks to those ejection seats. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. the mother of the so-called aflds teen has been indicted by a texas grand jury. tanya couch is facing charges of hindering apprehension of a known felon and money laundering. couch fled to mexico while he was on probation for killing four people in a drunk driving crash. she allegedly used $30,000 to fund the trip to mexico.
to the u.s. this past december. well, with this weekend being the unofficial start to summer, we head to a place where it's always summer. and a little weird. key west, florida. >> naturally you would expect to find some fun and creative people there. like the people who made this method of transportation. >> yeah. so that is a flintstone mobile. just like the one that fred, wilma and fam rode around. problem was it was illegally park. is police department post aid photo looking for the owner. thankfully they found them. >> looks like it comes complete with the little foot holes you walk along and paddle yourself around. >> they drove it off from there and had a yabbadabba do time. parking will always get you. >> they needed one of those dinosaur cranes to move it over. >> i'm sure they have that in key west. >> you
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approach to the disease. harvard researchers found that a protein considered a bad player in aulz heim terz actually helps in fighting off bacteria and fungus in mice. doctors have tested drugs that try to get rid of that protein. but if the new theory problems to be true, those drugs would be dangerous. drugs that simulate the immune system mate an be safer and more effective. and a canadian diplomat who became an international hero two years ago is at it again. this time kevin vickers canada's ambassador to ireland grab add irish protesterer shouting insults during a memorial service for british soldiers in dublin. he grabbed and held the man till police arrested him. in 2014, he shot a gunman who was in the canadian parliament. he's a hero. >> wow. we turn now to a new controversial tool in combating the growing zika virus outbreak here in the u.s. >> the makers of genetically modified mott mosquitoes are pitching their plan
and how safe they would be. here's abc's gio benitez. >> a red hot debate what to do about zika as mosquito season kicks flow high gear. congress hearing a new approach. genetically modified mosquitos. a company claiming they can reduce the bug population by 90% in urban areas releasing modified males producing offspring that die hatching killing off the next generation of mosquitoes before they ever have a chance to bite. the company says their mosquitoes won't hurt humans. >> it's no more less capable of doing anything else than a normal mot o mosquito. >> some worry it could backfire. >> we don't want to be lab rats. >> reporter: concerned americans looking for products to fight the bug. just this week, the ftc taking one to task. the marketer of mosquito shield bands agreeing to fork over $300,000
company pedaled the band without the science to know if it truly prevents bites. company firing back saying it has data showing it works but that it never claimed to protect against all mosquitoes and that it did not take advantage of consumer concerns for the zika virus. now, in consumer reports releasing its latest test on mosquito repellent clothing. they say they found that the shirts do help protect against mosquitoes but they aren't entirely mosquito proof. >> neither brand of shirt worked as well after it had been washed 25 times. >> reporter: the companies in the tests don't claim you should only use their shirts. ll bean telling abc news, our no-fly zone garments give folks yet another effective choice for battling biting insects and insect borne diseases. insect shield saying it an inexpensive and automatic way to protect from the zika virus. gio benitez,
both companies tell abc news the technology is used by the military and that it is effective but again, you should still use bug spray even when wearing it. >> in the meantime, there's no word yet on weather gmo mott mosquitoes will be released or how the country will pay to fight zika. >> the surprise find in a construction zone. >> what workers in boston unearth that's been undisturbed more than 100 years that now has archaeologists excited. you're watching "world news now." >> announc
♪ sending out an sos, sending out an sos ♪ >> i can't sing. >> she can't sing because her voice is shot. it's been awesome. it was much more than a message in a bottle that workers unearthed at a construction site? boston. >> it was actually a major piece of history dating back to the 19th century. here's abc's david muir. at a busy construction site for what will be an office building, construction crews were digging
flats sometime in the mid to late 1800s. >> that ship from a time back when boston harbor looked more like this. >> no other ship wrecks of this size and scale have ever been found. it's probably one of the only ones i'll do in my lifetime time. >> a team of archaeologists found a barrel lid used to make mortar and plas fer for construction. here the bow and the ship's hull. just today this fork offering new clues, it's from the 1800s found right next to a stack of burned dishes in the ship wreck taking us back to a time long ago right there in boston harbor. david muir, abc news, new york. amazing history right there. >> boston has a ton of it but they say this is the first time they've found something like this in that area by the seaport. >> what did you discover while in boston. >> dollar dress. >> talk
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♪ >> time now for "insomniac theater" and checking out two movies that are opening rather this weekend. >> okay, so we're going to start with "x-men apocalypse" which finds the re-emergence of the world's first and most powerful mutant hell bent on destroying the world as they do. it has georgia law, james mcca voi. >> love him. >> leading a team of young m men toe stop an ponl pock lips. they just now discovering their own superpowers. >>. >> somers? i know you're in here.
somers? no! >> hmm. well, must have been something he ate. despite the action, it's getting a splat on rotten tomatoes scoring only 47%. steve writes it's the ends of the world as we know it because we've seen it in a dozen other super hero movies by now. and in gizmoto it's not god awful but not good either. beak another film in a trilogy. >> next to some significant lighter fare, "alice through the looking glass," has alice return together world of her underland where she's told by the white queen she has to travel back in time to save johnny depp's mad hatter. >> go back in time? >> uh-huh. >>
>> i'm sorry what? >> the kron knows sphere the course that powers the grand clock of all time. legend has it also lets one travel across the ocean of time. >> none of us can use it because we've already been in the past. and if your past self-seizure future self. >> what happens? >> there's -- it is said if it were to happen, everything would be history. >> alice through the looking glass" may just be history before it gets started scoring 28% splat on rotten tomatoes. >> that's. >> hugely expensive and extra gantly stupid. alice through the looking glass is just one more silly hollywood mashup. bob says it's not a waste of time but also isn't time well spent. >> clearly they didn't have like etaning bed on set. >> no.
this morning on "world news now," starting the holiday weekend with another round of severe weather. >> flash floods are developing across the country's midsection as tornadoes force residents to take cover. the sudden and heavy rain nearly drowned over a dozen people inside a cave. >> as millions of americans gear up to travel congestion at the airports and on the roads also threatening to put a damper on the holiday. air travel issues already creating problems and what the government is trying to do to cut down those security lines. new video of navy pilots rescued at sea. investigators are now looking into what caused their jets to crash and why it may have been a mid-air collision. and appreciating art. even when it really isn't. so why this impromptu exhibition is going viral for