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good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." president obama is ordering 250 additional military personnel mostly army green berets to syria to help local forces there battle isis. a live report coming up. >> three federal agents recovering after being shot outside a kansas motel over the weekend. two marshall service deputies and an fbi agent had been trying to serve a warrant when the shooting started. initials are expected to announce a grand jury indictment today of quarterback johnny manziel. the former cleveland brown is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend in january. the browns cut him last month. the two pilots of that solar airplane are taking a much needed rest in san francisco after completing half of their around the world journey.
they describe some grueling conditions on their three-day flight from hawaii. we'll have more on that and the rest of our top stories on this monday, april 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we begin this half hour with a major development. more u.s. military personnel are heading to syria to fight isis. >> president obama is expected to announce the increase later this morning in germany. battling isis has been a main focus as the president wraps up a week long trip overseas. abc's arlette saenz joins us from germany. good morning, arlet. >> reporter: good morning, diane and ryan. president obama today is expected to announce he's expanding the u.s. military presence in syria. all in an effort to accelerate the campaign against isis. president obama is ramping up pressure on isis in syria. obama will announce he's sending up to 250 additional military personnel to syria to help local
forces combat isis. the new deployment brings the total of u.s. forces in the country to 300. the announcement comes as the u.s. is also increasing its presences in neighboring iraq. just last week, the pentagon said it's sending 217 more troops to be as advisors. raising the number of authorized military forces to over 4,000. in an interview with the bbc, president obama admitted isis may not be defeated before he leaves office. >> prosecuting the campaign against isle is critical. and although i don't anticipate in the next nine months it will be finished, we can slowly shrink the environment in which they operate and take on strongholds like mosul and rocca that is the beating heart of their movement. >> the president's decision coincides with the security focused meeting with the leaders of france, germany, italy and the uk. obama will encourage those leaders to increase intelligence sharing in the wake of the attacks in brussells and paris.
the meeting will be hosted by german chancellor angela merkel who welcomed obama so hanover to promote a trade deal between the u.s. and the e 1992 the time to complete it is now. i'm here to say that the united states is prepared to make every effort to reach an ambitious, comprehensive and high standard agreement this year. >> obama calls merkel one of his closest and most trusted partners. that camaraderie was on display when he defended her controversial decision to take in hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees. >> she is on the right side of history on this. she is giving voice i think to the kinds of principles that bring people together rather tan divide them. >> reporter: the president's decision comes in syria as europe is dealing with an influx of syrian refrgs and refugees from other war torn countries. another issue expected to come up in his security meeting with the european lieders this afternoon. diane and ryan?
>> arlette saenz, thank you. and the world may soon get a glimpse of a secret chapter from the september 11th investigation. the white house could release at least part of 28 pages of documents from a congressional inquiry into the attacks. it may shed light on possible saudi connections and support of some of the hijackers. the documents have been kept in a secure room in the capitol. >> there are new details this morning about the execution style killings in rural ohio. authority say that there were marijuana growing operations at three of the four locations where the victims were found. eight members of the same family were shot in the head while they slept. one victim was found lying next to her 4 day old infant who was not harmed. officials say the killings were carefully planned. also under investigation, a deadly shooting outside a prom in wisconsin. one person died but police say it could have been much worse. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: a wisconsin
community reeling, a gunman opened fire outside a high school prom jagr students. the dance just about to end saturday night when bullets started flying. police say 18-year-old jakob wagner, armed with a high powered rifle and a large ammunition clip, took aim, shooting a couple as they left the dance. a young man was hit in the leg. his date, grazed by a bullet. students still inside -- forced to take cover. including thomas blink. >> we stayed there for about an hour. i was just in disbelief about the whole thing. >> reporter: police say officers patrolling the dance heard the shots and rushed over. shooting the suspect is, stopping him before anyone else was hurt. school officials praising those quick-thinking officers who they say prevented a "disaster of unimaginable proportions." >> just kind of dealing with the situation we've got right now. it's i think a lot of shock. wagner died in the hospital. officials searching his family home looking for clues that could point to a motive.
school officials tell us wagner graduated from antigo high school last year. and still volunteered in art classes at the school. his grandfather telling abc news his grandson was bullied for years saying "we feel for the other families as we mourn our own loss." police haven't said whether he targeted the couple. the student shot in the leg is now recovering from surgery and his date is home from the hospital. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> mental hels professionals are seeking the repeal of north carolina's so-called bathroom law. a group of psychiatrists, social workers and counselors signed a letter to the governor over the law that bans transgender from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. they have lower self-esteem and higher levels of depression and suicide attempts. >> turning to politics. ted cruz and john kasich are teaming up to stop donald trump. cruz announced plans to pour his time and resources into indiana,
in turn clearing the way for kasich to focus on oregon and new mexico. as the a move trump has labeled as desperate earlier on campaign trail, cruz revivaled old chatter about trump's hands. >> now will, donald seems obsessed with telling us what big hands he has. well, maybe he can demonstrate those hands by coming and showing up and having debates. >> against? >> trump says he doesn't think his rivals can stop him but told supporters in maryland if he loses, he's not going to stick around in the public eye. he said "i don't think you're ever going to see me again." >> as for the democrats, hillary clinton is looking ahead to the general election already. the clinton camp is so confident that they've quietly started searching for a running mate. publicly, clinton says it's too early to discuss that process. and bernie sanders apparently agrees with that last part. he continues to hammer clinton to release the transcripts of her wall street speeches showing no signs of backing down. >> and we intend to take the
fight all the way to california so people throughout this country have a right to determine who they want as president and what kind of agenda they want for the democratic party. >> clinton and trump are dominanting the polls in pennsylvania, the largest of five states holding primaries tomorrow. and after grinding away from behind kyle busch for 30 lapse, carl edwards did what he had to do to pass busch. he bumped him on the last lap of the nascar race in richmond, virginia, and won his second consecutive sprint cup series race. nascar says it's at first last lap pass for a victory in the history of the series. you might call the win a bump and grid. >> gave almost a little love tap. not so much love. >> i'm not so sure busch appreciated that but he took it in stride. >> all right. i'm sure there will be a rematch. there was a very different kind of races in florida and it was not on wheels but actually on heels. >> that's right. drag queens pulled out their
wigs and spandex and the very best heels and pulled out all the stops for this drag race. where else in, key west. and participants navigated an obstacle course of car tires, walked a balance beam, even maneuvered shopping carts. how do they do it? i do not know. >> respect. because it is very hard just walking in heels let alone any of those activities. a few of them not surprisingly did take a tumble. it is part of the annual coverage independent celebration that commemorates the florida keys symbolic 1982 secession from the united states. >> by the way, the rules in these contests the heels have to be at least three inches tall. can you do that in heels? >> not in three-inch heels. i might have trouble doing that in sneakers or just barefoot. >> this couldn't be you? >> no. >> right there pushing a cart? if i'm in the cart -- >> by the way, wearing a wig that heavy is also a challenge
in and of itself. they are throwing a lot of obstacles in their way besides the obvious ones. >> the wig is that hev? >> it seems like you have a lot of questions about this process and how difficult it might be. i think the one way you can really find out is put on a pair of high heels, throw on a wig. i think we can create an obstacle course right here. >> you know what? challenge not accepted. >> no, yes. it will be great. we can put the tires right there. like a high jump. >> how about we do it in our imaginations and then talk about it. i'm going to do it in my imagination. >> that's not as fun. >> i think it will work for everyone involved i think. >> fine. coming up, the battle over an allegedly stolen picasso. the all-out war over this painting worth nearly $1 million that's pitting a miami art dealer against a billionaire socialite. which of the two has defied a judge's order. >> an abc news exclusive with billionaire businessman charles
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we said here are the issues. you've got to be like ronald reagan and be compete on making the country better rather than tearing down your opponents. and right off the bat, they didn't do it. more of these personal attacks and pitting one person against the other. that's the message you're sending the country. that's the way you should -- you're role models and you're terrible role models. so i don't know how we could support them. >> so many people in the country now look at the american economy and they say it is rigged. they say it's rigged by those at the top. >> it is. and that's -- that's in the policy area, that's -- that's our number one policy objective to change that. what i call it is -- >> you agree that the system is rigged. >> absolutely. >> is rigged in favor of the wealthiest. >> in favor of companies like ours because we have this
corporate welfare that benefits established companies and makes it very difficult for somebody to get started. >> when you look at the presidencies of george w. bush and barack obama, which one in your view was worse? i know you don't like either one. >> i would compare it to more toward bill clinton. just in the spending and regulation. the government grew much more under bush's administration whose i think is a fine person and tried to do the right thing, but -- but was misguided. >> am i hearing you correctly, you think bill clinton was a better president than george w. bush. >> in some ways. in other ways he wasn't an exemplar but as far as the growth of government, the increase in spending on restrictive regulations, it was
two and a half times under bush that it was under clinton. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican? >> it's possible. it's possible. >> you couldn't see yourself supporting hillary clinton, could you? >> well, her -- we would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. let me put it that way. on some of the republican candidates we would before we could support them, we'd have to believe their actions would be quite different than the rhetoric we've heard so far. >> great job by jonathan karl bus because that is a striking admission for someone has supported the republican party for so many years. hillary clinton saying she's not interested in koch's support. >> be interested to see how this shapes up as the campaign goes on. >> coming up, the high stakes fight over a picasso. >> the a socialite says the painting was stolen from her
can happen like this one playing out over a valuable picasso portrait of one of the artist's early mistresses. >> a miami judgearded a miami art dealer to return the painting to the fifth avenue to the home of an elderly billionaire widow from whom it was allegedly stole. marci gonzalez has more because it doesn't there. >> reporter: a billionaire social yist and miami art dealer with are in a war over there painting by an picasso worth nearly $1 million. >> the gallery owner putting the portrait of one of can o picasso's mistresses up for for sale even though wilma tisch claims the piece is hers. the piece allegedly stolen from her home sometime between 2009 and when she noticed it missing in 2013. >> when are you too rich to notice that you're missing a bik casso. >> reporter: tisch is demanding back the pricey painting which hen del claims he legally bought three years ago from a private
seller who he believes rightfully owned. >> he's trying to argue that hey, i'm the victim here myself. i paid fair value for this and didn't get it. the problem with that is that a thief can't pass good title. >> reporter: tisch filing a lawsuit tuesday claiming she is the rightful owner of the masterpiece and handel has wrongful possession after he improperly remove the painting from a storage facility where it was being held during the dispute over ownership. >> what an am i going to say, you can have it just because you think it was stolen. show me, please. >> reporter: tisch's lawyer says a judge ordered hen del to return the work to new york. we found that disputed masterpiece right here. back on hen del's wall in miami. >> how am i supposed to believe a letter that says we think it's stolen. so therefore, stop your life. >> reporter: marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. huh. very interesting. if that was in fact stolen, i don't know that hen del has a pretty good case there.
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i won't go far. i'll come back and visit. >> never forget this. you're mine, mine to me no matter where you go or what they may call you. you will always be my son. >> that is "the jungle book" still a force to be reckoned with. the movie by our parent company disney dominated the box office taking in $61 million over the weekend. >> universal's the huntsman winter's war came in second place with $20 million. and barber shop the next cut with just under $11 million. from the next cut to the next chapter, the chance encounter between a judge and prisoner inside a courtroom in miami. >> call this one of the most
awkward high school reunions ever. this morning, it's going viral. here's abc's john donvan. >> a tale of two encounters the first one captured on a courtroom camera. the judge mindy glazer, before her argument your booth charged with burglary. suddenly she has a glimmer of recognition. you see that smile? and then she asks. >> did you go to nautilus for middle school. >> oh, my goodness. >> yep, they were kids together here at miami beach's nautilus middle school. two kids in school photos who both show promise but then arthur's life went wrong. >> i'm sorry to see you there. i always wondered what happened to you sir. this is the nicest kid in middle school. >> oh, my goodness. >> drug addiction, a life in and out of prison, it all seemed to hit him at once. the path his life taken, the video was watched millions of times since then back in june. now we'll see if this video also catches on because the other day, booth was released from
jail, his family was there. and so was judge glazer. at this, their second encounter, she had a message for him. >> you're going to do something good for somebody else. >> better believe it. >> call it a pledge to do better for old time's sake. john donvan, abc news, washington. i love that story. what an emotional reaction, too. you could see the expression on his face when he's reminded what he was like as a child. >> i love how those moments can happen in your life that can just change you. it seems like the meeting between those two made him say hey, maybe i might do things differently. it will be interesting to see how this plays out. >> she wasn't scolding or yelling at him. you used to be the nicest guy. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
this morning on "world news now," shaking things up on the campaign trail. >> donald trump's rivals take aim with the cruz and kasich campaigns joining forces and coordinating their strategies. all aimed at keeping trump from reaching a delegate majority. overnight the power play angering trump even more. we have new details on the fight against isis. the president confirms hundreds of additional military personnel will head to syria. we have the latest on the effort to bolster the u.s. presence in the war torn country. >> just in time. the quick thinking flight crew that prevent this had car stuck on the tracks from getting slammed into by a train. the helicopter's last minute maneuvering problems life saving. >> and sleep for success. many of us try to get enough zs. it's worth it though so we have a special sleep study for all of
you insomniacs with tips how to get the rest you need to succeed on this monday, april 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. oh, we can all use more sleep. but there's a lot going on. don't sleep just yet. >> and we don't want to lose the viewers or give them too many tips on good sleep maybe. >> sleep after this. we begin with the race for the white house. a new strategy to stop donald trump. >> ted cruz and john kasich have agreed to join forces to deprive trump of the delegates needed to clij the republican nomination. their campaigns announced cruz will focus on indiana and clear the path for kasich to compete in oregon and new mexico. >> trump fired back on twitter calling his rivals mathematically dead and desperate. it's your voice, your vote. abc's mary bruce is following the trump campaign as voters in five states prepare to head to the polls.
>> reporter: hillary clinton and donned trump. >> they sound ready to rumble one-on-one but they have unfinished business. bernie sanders vows he won't leave the campaign trail to his democratic rival. >> we're going all the way to california. >> reporter: and ted cruz taking on trump and clinton. >> do we really want to turn on the general election television and stwee rich new york liberals? >> donald trump with double digit leads in three of the five states voting on tuesday taking aim at cruz's hunt for convention delegates. >> and he's wining and dining and dinners and hotels and all this stuff. he's bribing people essentially to vote. >> reporter: as for becoming more presidential. >> wouldn't it be interesting if i changed and everyone said, this is the most presidential candidate since abraham lincoln and then we started to lose?
>> meanwhile clinton has begun to consider potential running mates. among the names on her short list, julian castro, new jersey store cory booker, ohio senator sher rad brown as well as one woman. clinton got an odd knot nod from republican donor charles koch who is disillusioned with the gop field. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican? >> it's possible. it's possible. >> reporter: both clinton and trump are expected to win big on tuesday. mary bruce, abc news, washington. president obama is announcing some major new steps in the battle against isis. 250 additional military personnel mostly army green berets are being sent to syria to help local forces there. the move marks a significant increase in the u.s. presence in syria. president obama is expected to make his decision public during a speech later this morning in germany where he's wrapping up a week long overseas trip. the united states is reportedly launching
cyberattacks against isis for the first time. the military cybercommand usually focuses on iran, russia, china and north korea where many cyberattacks against the u.s. originate. according to "the new york times," the new campaign is aimed at disrupting the islamic state's ability to attract recruits and carry out operations. >> president obama says he doesn't take north korea's latest offer of seriously after claiming its latest missile test was a grate success, north korea offered to stop such tests if the u.s. stops its exercises with south korea. as the a news conferencings the president said north korea is going to "have to do better than that." authorities in australia say they have thwarted a terror attack on the country's veterans day ceremony. a 16-year-old boy was arrested at his home in western sydney. police say they believe the teen was acting alone and that he had been on their radar for some time. school officials in wisconsins are praising the police officer who shot and
killed an 1-year-old gunman outside a high school prom. they believe the gunman intended to enter the prom and start shooting randomly with a higher powered rifle. it started to unfold when two students were shot as they exited the prom. officers patrolling parking lot heard the shots and one immediately shot the gunman. a new twist to the killing of eight family members in southern ohio. there were three marijuana growing operations where the murders took place 90 miles east of cincinnati. the victims ranged from 16 to 44 years of age all shot in the head while sleeping. three very young children survived. the kill kers allegesly took great pains to cover up the carefully planned executions. >> the people who did this did not want to be detected. this is not a spur of the moment murder. this is a well planned out, well executed murders. >> so far there have not been any arrests. officials are not saying much about the investigation because they don't want to tell the "bad
guys" everything they go know. there was a surprise visitor to one of rome's main parks during earth day events. pope francis dropped by. he sat on an outdoor is taken along with a tallian priest who the denounced mobsters for dumping toxic waste on local farmland. the pope told the audience money has become a god at the center of the world. >> the cleveland land cavaliers are moving onto the second round of the nba playoffs beating the pistons 100-9 for a sweep of the four-game series. kyrie irving scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half with 10 in the first 79 seconds after halftime. lebron james pouring in 22 points and 11 rebounds. the cabs next play either atlanta or boston. and the golden state warriors are one win away from advancing in the philosophies despite a scary injury to steph curry, the reigning nba mvp went down with a knee injury just
before halftime. klay thompson hitting four of his seven three-pointers in the third quarter. warriors beating the houston rockets 121-94 and lead the series three games to one. >> steph curry can't catch a break. >> he's having a tough time in the playoffs but the team still going strong. british astronaut tim pique has completed the london marathon despite being out of the country. he's above the country in the international space station. >> he ran the 26.2 mile race while harnessed to a treadmill as assimilation of the route through london played on an ipad. he finished in just over 3 1/2 hours giving new meaning to the term a runner's high. >> while he was running, he traveled more than twice around the world. >> i love that. >> not running but flying. >> but you know what? is it harder for him than anybody here on the ground? it's got to be so tough. >> it was challenging having to rig this thing. he's sort of held down by
elastic there because he's in zero gravity. they had to find a way to keep him pegged to the treadmill so he could run. >> you don't have the cheers. and i'm sure. >> that's true. >> you don't have anybody to cheer you on. >> maybe they had canned cheers like canned laughter. whoo-hoo, you got this. fake people on his ipad holding up signs. i don't know good for him though. >> anything to get you going, right? >> coming up, we'll show what happens when panther superstar cam newton sees a young fan wearing his jersey. >> first hi-tech solutions for better home security. the latest tools to stop home intruders. some of them are right at your fingertips. >> also ahead, our la sleep extravaganza. eye opening information to help you get the shut eye you need. don't fall asleep just yet. >> remember you can find us on facebook on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnp. .
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a two-mile long freight train, think about that, two miles long stopped just 100 feet from a vehicle on tracks in riverside, california. thanks to a police helicopter. the vehicle had rolled over after the driver lost control. the crew on the chopper knew a train can't stop right away and flashed the chopper's lights. the train's engineer luckily picked up on the warning and hit the brakes just in time. trying to put the brakes on crime, a new hi-tech gadget
taking strides in keeping your home safe while you're away. >> giving homeowners a new piece of mind and helping to track criminals down. here's abc's lauren liveder. >> had the new weapon in home security. >> hello. >> hello. >> can i help you? >> a doorbell camera ringing right to your phone fooling would be burglars into thinking you're home. >> we're not interested. >> the tool catching potential theebs on camera from nevada to california. to tennessee. where investigators say this man rang first before break ing in. authorities reportedly using the tape to track him down and charge him with burglary. in los angeles, police revealing a six-month pilot program using an the tool helped redpus burglaries in one neighborhood by more than 350%. robbie o'donnell lives there. >> i can see without exposing myself to the person i'm speaking to what's going on on my front porch. if i hear a noise, i don't have to sit there and guess. >> here's how it works. the canal ra is activated when i
ring the bell but also by motion around the front door. it sends an alert to the user's phone who can see their guest and talk. hey, robbie. >> hello. >> reporter: the device one of several on the market catching all sorts of unwanted visitors. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. >> i like the bear. >> exactly. but you know what, a great tool for people especially when they're away a lot. >> and if you have bears. coming up in our next half hour, a new worry about counterfeit hoverboards. police seizing thousands of knockoffs that could be more dangerous than the real things. >> first if you're watching us right now, could you be among the tens of millions of americans who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. we'll show you how you can start getting a restful night's sleep. >> after this. >> announcer: "world news n
>> for many of us, getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night is something we can only dream of, and it's no secret that chronic sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your health. what can you do to ensure you have a restful night? we turn to the experts to find out. ah, a good night's sleep, something many of us struggle to get. according to the cdc it, 50 to 70 million americans suffer from chronic sleep and wake fullness disorders. neil pa rick ca is the founder of an online mattress company creating products and discovering methods to try to help people sleep through the night. tip one, keep it cool. >> try to keep your bedroom chill. somewhere between 60 to 67 degrees. we combine memoryfoam which is supportive but tends to sleep on its own kind of hot with latex. latex is bouncy and super breathable. >> if that doesn't do the trick,
items like your smartphone or tablet could be to blame. they emit blue light. that brings us to tip two, as you an app. >> there's apps called flux or apple has a feature on the iphone whereby you can draw down the amount of blue light you're seeing over the course of the day. and while it may be tempting, neil warns don't hit snooze. >> when the first alarm goes off, you've now broken the cycle of sleep. you're not going to get did the restorative rem sleep in the extra 15 cycles. >> >> reporter: for many of us, the issue is simply fall agsfleep if you're having trouble falling asleep, try thinking in images instead of words. it's hard for our brains to clear our thoughts when it comes to actually sentences and words. but converting those into images makes it easier tore them to fadeaway. >> so some interesting tips there. but is there medical evidence to back them up? joining us now is dr. rebecca
robbins from the nyu school of medicine, the author of "sleep for success, everything you must know about sleep but are too tired to ask." i love the title. going through all the tips that you heard, it's almost like the story is about me specifically. i feel like i break every rule key discuss and all the issues are things a lot of people have to deal with. kind of walk us through from the medical perspective things like cooling down the room, for example, is that really necessary? is there an idea counsel temperature you're supposed to sleep at. >> neil made really great points backed by science. when it comes to the bedroom, first and foremost, you want to walk in and feel instantly relaxed. you want to design your bedroom with neutral tones and i say to really invest in the best quality mattress and best pillows you can afford because we spend or should spend a third of our lives sleep about with not make it the best money can buy and in your budget. the other good design features of a good bedroom are quiet
which is hard for us here in new york city. i encourage people to download an app maybe like the noise machine app or put in ear plugs if you find noise is disrupting. > there's a lot of noise outside. if ear plugs are not your thing, you can try to counter it with ambient noise. is that the idea? >> noise machine or an air purifier does the same thing and the added benefit of purifying your bedroom's air. those are a couple quick tips to design a good bedroom. >> the snooze button is so tempting. > kick that habit to the curb if you can. unfortunately, snooze bar ideally we wouldn't need it. we would wake up when our body had enough sleep. with the invention of the light bulb, we're able to extend our sleep into the wee hours of the morning. if we could focus more on what time we fall asleep at night, that would be the best possible scenario. and try to allow or pick a bedtime that will allow to you get about seven to eight hours which is what most adults need when it comes to optimal health
and lertness. >> what about the devices and tricks to fall asleep, essentially for people like us and our viewers who are working or up in the middle of the night. when you're sidelining on off hours. >> so unfortunately, what iphones, cell phones, what tablet computers do and what some of russ guilty of using before bed is they be as a source of bright blue light. neil mention add application which is fak called flux. f.lux. it's a free application. that will change the -- it's the color temperature of the screen. as we find in the research. >> so whether he you're looking at your phone in bed, it's not telling you it's daytime and you're supposed to be awake. >> exactly. you about 8 million americans work on shift schedules. they're the worst off. they face tons of issues in terms of ability to fall asleep and get healthy sleep. again, because in part because of the light. if you're starting shift at 2:00
in the morning and then you get home and it's 12:00 in the afternoon and you try to get your sleep then. so the tips for shift workers are to try to find the block of time that will allow for the most sleep. ideally seven to eight hours design of your bedroom is key. get blackout curtains. >> blackout shades, right. >> you know all too well. that will keep that light that's, of course, the sun's up if you're trying to sleep at an off hour. try to make time for sleep. get curtains and try to take caffeine at the beginning of your shift and not towards the end. >> dr. robins thank you so much. helpful tips for me and many others. we want to know what questions have you about sleep. tweet us or ask us on facebook at wnn fans.com. dr. robins will be back in a few weeks to answer your questions. thanks so much for being here. really, really appreciate it. you're watching "world news now."
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this morning on "world news now," the hunt is on for the person or people responsible for the cold-blooded killing of eight family members. hear what police found at their residence that may have completely shifted the investigation. the death of a legend. fans celebrating the life and music of prince this weekend. but new questions surround his mysterious death and who might be inheriting his estate. and new this half hour, more severe spring weather. >> tornadoes touching down across the plains as thunderstorms bring hail, heavy rain and strong winds to the heartland. the latest reports just ahead. and winter is coming. or has it is already arrived? "game of thrones" is back with a new season. we've got all the fresh reaction in "the skinny" but no spoilers, we promise on then monday, april 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
>> you can't spoil "game of thrones." >> please don't. >> we haven't seen it yet because we were here. >> yes, exactly. >> no spoilers coming. but a lot of good stuff on "game of thrones." i'm ryan smith. >> i'm diane macedo. we start with our top story. >> officials are playing their cards close to the vest as they investigate the murders of eight family members in ohio. >> they're not revealing many details of the investigation but they are hoping the public will provide important information. we get details now from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: with the clock ticking, authorities are making a plea to the public for tips to track down a cold-blooded killer. investigators working round the clock, but so far no arrests. police revealing that three of the four crime scenes had marijuana grow operations. but no word on whether they're linked to the murders. >> the people who did this did not want to be detected. this is not a spur of the moment murder. >> reporter: at sunday services, family and friends paying
tribute to loved ones lost in the slayings. >> no one would have ever thought this would ever happen to them. >> i need you to tell me the address. >> just give me a second. we walked in about -- i think my brother-in-law is dead. >> reporter: the massacre unfolding friday near the rural town of peebles, ohio. the chilling 911 calls capturing the horror. eight members of the same family killed. >> it's all this stuff that's on the news, i just found my cousin with a gunshot wound. >> okay, sir, was he alive? >> no, no. >> reporter: the sheriff says more than 100 tips have poured in after the execution style murders. >> all right, we've got deputies on the way, okay? >> thank you. >> you're welcome. [ crying ] >> reporter: there's now a $25,000 reward to capture a killer considered armed and dangerous. >> there's someone that's got a piece of this puzzle we don't have. somebody knows something. >> reporter: and until
investigators can find out who's responsible for the murders, the sheriff going as far as telling the victims' family members they should arm themselves to ensure their safety. alex perez, piketon, ohio. >> an unusual case. meanwhile, sunday services at a philadelphia area church were interrupted by a gun fight. police in montgomery county say one man was killed during the altercation. worshipers said they heard three gunshots. then everyone hit the floor in fear. the other man involved was also injured and he's now being questioned by police. three federal agents are recovering after being shot outside a topeka, kansas, motel. two fbi marshall service deputies had been trying to be a warrant when the shooting started. the suspect believed to be inside the motel room was wanted for robbery and placed on the state's most wanted list. police also later discovered a body in the room. >> in the race for the white house, donald trump's rivals are joining forces in a last ditch effort to stop him from clinching the gop nomination. ted cruz and john kasich have announced plans to collaborate
in some of the upcoming races. cruz will focus on winning indiana while clearing the way for kasich in oregon and new mexico. trump immediately slammed the agreement as desperate. on the democratic side, bernie sanders still going after hillary clinton on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. he was asked if sanders would rally his supporters to get behind clinton. >> i can't snap my finger and tell people what to do. but what i will do is do everything that i can to make sure that somebody like a donald trump or some other right wing republican does not become president of the united states. >> clinton is holding a commanding lead in the polls over sanders in pennsylvania, the largest of five states holding primaries tomorrow. on the republican side, the latest poll out of pennsylvania has donald trump nearly 20 points ahead of kasich and cruz. there are new worries in ecuador following that powerful earthquake. volunteers say an epidemic outbreak is likely at a camp where hundreds of displaced residents have been staying.
they say relief items which poor poured in after the quake were poorly managed. now there are no working sanitary facilities at the camp. the death toll has risen past 600 with dozens still missing. > here in the u.s., a good chance of extreme weather in the northern plains starting overnight. meteorologists say all types of storms are likely including tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. some of the heaviest rain will fall on areas that have already been dealing with flooding and the storm system will continue to be a threat into wednesday. one tornado has already touched down near the kansas, nebraska border. reports say it was on the ground for a few minutes last night and traveled about four miles causing only minor damage to trees. there are no reports of injuries. severe storms in south texas also produced at least one funnel cloud, as well. the strong winds peeled back the roof of a motel and damaged roofs of other buildings. large objects were tossed around, some landing and damaging vehicles. however, there are no reports of injuries there either.
>> former nfl quarterback johnny manziel reported hey has been indicted for assault is his ex-girlfriend. the indictment is expected to be announced today in dallas. the alleged beating occurred in january. since then, the 23-year-old heisman trophy winner has also been accused of trashing a los angeles home during a party and has been cut by the cleveland browns. as the world mourns the untimely death of prince, fans everywhere are soaking up his music. the very best of prince and "purple rain" now hold the top two slots on the billboard chart. a private memorial service was held at prince's paisley park compound over the weekend. abc's eva pilgrim has more. >> reporter: as the world awaits answers into prince's mysterious death, questions now also rising about who will inherit one of the most valuable music estates in the world. no word this hour if he had a will. prince leaves behind no wife or children. >> thank you for loving him, y'all.
he loved each and every one of you. >> reporter: the woman with the purple hair is prince's sister who could be first in line to the singer's fortune. his estate, estimated at $300 million, growing by the day. his music once again at the top of the charts. the shock from the singer's death being felt around the world. bruce springsteen paying tribute to the pop icon opening his show at the barclays center in brooklyn with a cover of "purple rain." ♪ purple rain purple rain >> reporter: "saturday night live" honoring prince sharing never before seen footage of his performance at the ""snl"" 40th anniversary party. meanwhile in minneapolis, rain pouring as the bells atop city hall played the superstar's songs. fans, many neighbors lining up to remember the purple one pouring into target field stadium as the celebration of prince's life and music continues. >> you can tell, he's touched a lot of hearts.
>> reporter: we've spoken to lawyers here in indianapolis who tell us there's no deadline on when to file a will. no word when we will learn what will happen to prince's fortune. eva pilgrim, abc news, chanhassen, minnesota. thank you. >> well, a kentucky dad who happens to be a wizard when it comes to balloons created quite a dress for his daughter's prom. it was made out of 250 silver and green balloons. it took dad about five hours to complete. looks lovely. dad and daughter danced the traditional waltz before parents were escorted out of the prom. so the kids could have some fun. no word on whether there were any popped balloons. >> dad, you don't want that. >> that's a risky dress to make for your daughter. >> that is a risky dress. i like the fact that the balloons small. so that's good. somebody would really have to work on those balloons. >> five hours. >> yeah. i mean, you know, it saves money which you like. >> that's true. very lightweight. i bet it's really easy to dance in, as well. >> you know what? i think it looks nice.
look at that. it's incredible. >> good thing they didn't have helium in them. otherwise. >> she smite fly away. she's floating on air right there. >> looking happy dancing with dad. coming up, beyonce letting it all out. >> the superstar sharing her "lemonade" with the world. but some are saying her lyrics could mean trouble for queen b and jay-z. >> cracking down on hoverboards. how the government is putting a stop to influx of foreign fakes. foreign fakes. that's hard to say -- that have been known to cause fires. let's take a look at the forecast first. "world news now" weather, brought to you by vista print. seems like every time the toilet gets cleaned,
look at that. investigators are trying to figure out what started this raging fire at an apartment construction site near phoenix. crews were still on the scene yesterday monitoring the hot spots. residents who lived across the street returned to their homes many of which have smoke, water or electrical damage. >> despite the risk of fire dangers, hover boards are still flying off shelves into american homes. now there's a new danger. fake hover boards. >> it's a big deal. thousands of counterfeits have been seized in one recent crackdown alone. they can be even more dangerous than the real thing. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: guns drawn, handcuffs out. the l.a. sheriff's department counterfeit unit raids a suburban warehouse. >> search warrant. step out. >> reporter: it's filled with nearly 4,000 of the hottest and perhaps most dangerous toys on the market, the hoverboard. >> this place is packed with counterfeit hoverboards. >> reporter: so far, the feds have confiscated nearly 100,000 of these hazardous toys at the border, many imported from china.
the u.s. government says hoverboards cannot be considered safe. they pack not just a thrill, but too often a fiery surprise, because the batteries can overheat, even catch on fire. that's what happened to the fox family in chicago. their house badly damaged in a fire when their son's christmas present hoverboard went up in flames. >> all i could think to myself was, there's a good likelihood that we're going to lose both of our children today. >> reporter: in this raid, the sheriff's department has brought along an inspector from the underwriters laboratory, the trusted testing group, to look for one telltale sign of counterfeits. >> this mark means that this product has been safety certified. has been tested. >> reporter: and has it been? >> no, it has not. u.l. has not certified any hoverboards. >> reporter: so this u.l. is bogus? >> it's counterfeit. it's unauthorized. >> reporter: underwriters lab is developing safety standards for hoverboards, but nothing currently on the market is approved. and if you see a u.l. stamp on
the box, it doesn't mean the hoverboard is certified. stay away from it and call authorities. jim avila, abc news, los angeles. >> you know, you talk about the ways to watch out for these things. one of the suggestions is if the price is cheap, if it's too low, it's too good to be true. >> scary. people are looking out for things like that ul sign that so they can say this one is certified. now you can't rely on that. >> it's a tough call. interesting they're flying off the shelf, right? they're really fun to ride. >> have you ridden one. >> i have. my nephews have one. every day i go over and steal it for a little bit. good time. when we come back, we'll show you the much anticipated season six premiere of "game of thrones" and what fans are tweeting about it. >> don't spoil it for us. the former senator who just came out of the closet at age 90. "the skinny" is coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
we're going to read this one carefully. >> we're going to read it and i'm going to disembody myself from it as i tell you about it. >> after last year's finale last night kicked off with a reset of all the pieces on the chess board for what deadline hollywood calls the looming event horizon in the battle for the iron throne. >> it's creating quite a buzz online. carman branson tweets i think ghost deserves an emmy nomination for tonight. his howling left a hole in my soul. wait, what does that mean? >> now you want to know, right? >> "vanity fair" tweeted game of thrones really, really wants you to know it's all about women this year. >> again, i feel we're coming across as spoiling. >> omike tweeted after watching several people get brutally slaughtered, i feel like we're knowing too much, the nation is shocked by naked old lady. >> it could be anybody. lots of naked old ladies. >> you know what's worse than getting a spoiler? getting all these clues.
>> now you want to -- >> then you go out and have to look it up. >> problem with "game of thrones," it's just too long. i'm so excited to see the new season. and yet, i realize, i don't remember what happened in the last one anymore. i need some kind of refresher. >> the times" has a great write-up what you missed. check it out. if you haven't watched it yet. i was caught up in five minutes. >> i end up more confused than before i started. >> i don't remember who's who. >> i'll read the refresher. >> you'll be good. a bit of a political shocker. >> former pennsylvania senator harris wofford has announced he's getting married to a man. wofford a top democrat who was a top advisor to president kennedy and dr. martin luther king jr. revealed his relationship to matthew charlton who is nearly 50 years his junior. >> wofford as a -- wofford's wife claire died in 1996 after battling acute leukemia after
nearly 50 years of marriage. it was shortly after her death wofford writes he met the seconds love of his life. >> he writes in a "new york times" op-ed at age 90, i am lucky to be in an era where the supreme court strengthens what president obama calls the dignity of marriage by recognizing matrimony is not based on anyone's sexual nature, choices or dreams, but based on love." >> wofford and charlton have now been together for 15 years and they get married this had saturday. >> congratulations to them. next to a celebrity nearly a century younger stirring up a sensation across the pond. >> britain's prince george who turns 3 years old in less than three months is setting his own fashion trend. the monogrammed cream colored bathrobe that he wore to meet president obama set off an online frenzy. >> one word, smooth. george has already got it. the british retailer who made it said -- it's called my first years -- says the $40 robe sold out after the picture was released but they are still taking orders. that's jolly good. this guy, george already. >> i wonder what kind of sizes it comes in.
>> the way he wears it. it's effortless with this guy. he's 2 and he's the smoothest kid in the world. >> he's very charismatic. >> you see the people waiting on him. ooze like yes, i'll have my tea now. >> i'll just wear my robe like a boss. >> finally, our first look at one of the world's newest celebrity babies. >> more than a week after kelly clarkson and brandon blackstock welcomed their second child into the world, the grammy winning singer/songwriter i should say is sharing her first photos of their newborn son. his name is remington alexander black stoke. >> the candid photos show mom giving him a sweet kiss on the forehead. the other shows him in the protective arms of daddy. the caption says meet remy, our newest addition to the family. >> just adorable. >> i love the name too, remington and remy. >> coming up the sweet and sour of beyonce's "lemonade." >> queen b hits the internet with "lemonade."
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>> reporter: but some believe it's beyonce's own story, of marital problems with husband jay-z. ♪ today i regret the night i put that ring on ♪ >> reporter: the album's release was an overnight sensation. hbo streamed the one-hour film for free. more than 1.7 million tweets followed with #lemonade. ♪ i'm just too much for you >> reporter: from fierce moments like this rampage by a woman scorned. to talk of race and gender with a nod to malcom x's famous speech about black women. >> call me malcolm x. >> the most disrespected person in america is the black woman. >> reporter: the song "forward," features the mothers of young black men killed by police and others. ♪ ladies, now let's get in formation ♪ >> reporter: building on the message of defiance from her super bowl halftime performance. ♪ ♪ i see it, i want it >> reporter: and while "lemonade" has lots of sour, what triumphs is a message of
empowerment, redemption and love of family. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> so if the end is about family and redemption, maybe all those harsh words are not dedicated at jay-z. >> i don't know. it's interesting with her. >> somebody in her past. >> i saw this right before i came here actually. this musically is fantastic. i mean this song was amazing. but it's creative, a little bit all over the place. but i got to say, there's a lot for people to read into on this because she talks a lot about being angry and scorned and have you cheated on me. but who knows who she's talking about. maybe that's part of the allure here. >> apparently she's trying a lot of new sounds, even a little country. >> kendrick lamar on it, the weekend, jack white. i mean, musically phenomenal. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two decades.
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