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the boiling over well beyond the boefrds north carolina where it all started. >> now one republican lawmaker is publicly breaking ranks with conservative leaders in support of her transgender son. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: amid the escalating protest offices bathroom use and transgender rights, a new message of acceptance from a republican congresswoman. >> our son is transgender. >> reporter: this public service announcement features florida congresswoman ilian nan ross late nen who says her transgender child she loves as maends she still loves as rodrigo. the conservative gop lawmaker is now supporting president obama's directive telling all public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender 50idity. the president speaking to buzzfeed monday. >> make sure that everybody is treated fairly and our kids are all loved and that they're expected. >> reporter: but it's a policy many republicans have vowed to fight including former
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presidential hopeful ted cruz who called it politically correct lunacy. >> demanding that every public school now allow grown men and boys into little girls bathrooms. >> reporter: it also comes on the heels of north carolina's showdown with the federal government over that state's new bathroom law, the justice department says discriminates against transgender residents. both sides are now suing each other as hundreds of protesters hit the streets again monday hoping to repeal the law. those dueling lawsuits over the controversial bathroom law could end up before the 4th circuit court of appeals and potentially the supreme court. >> our thanks to brandi hitt in l.a. coming up, fixing your home for summer. >> our giz wiz dick depar toe low is here with some of the latest do it yourself gadgets. you're watching "world news now."
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springtime is home improvement time for home owners, and there was no lack of new gizmos and gang jets to help us whip the house and the yard into shape for the summer at this year's national hardware show that was held in las vegas. and fresh everybody sin city is our own man dick debartolo. exciting show? >> yes, it was.
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are you a handy person, are you building your own home. >> i give instructions. >> fix that, fix that, please. >> okay. >> so what do we have. >> this is from works. this is their switch driver. when you're working on a project, you drill a hole. instead of having to switch the drill out for the screwdriver, you just press that and bring up the second chuck and now you can use this to drive this. >> very hool it has twos-speed motor, it has a little torque control downer. >> in little guy down here. >> and comes with two batteries. >> okay. >> comes with a couple of bits. the driver and it's under $100. >> and it's a great price. good deal. >> from worx. >> to vegas for a minute via video to show you the shady breeze fan chair. so this is neat. this is a foldable chair. two-speed fan. it comes with a little usb external battery charger. and that is what runs the fan.
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it picks up -- the fan is in the canopy. the canopy is adjustable up and down. the chair is under ten pounds all packed up. with the little included battery pack, there's the fan up there. >> great for some tailgating. >> it runs six to eight hours depending on the speed of the fan. >> you need aid beer there. >> it cops with a little charger to run the fan. there have been these before, but they ran on flashlight batteries. >> okay. >> was very expensive. with the rechargeable, you save money. the snappy mouse trap. i hate mouse traps. okay? so the nap-e mouse trap is easy to set. just bring that down. i have to make sure not to touch the back. now it's set. okay? you sound like you're dubious here. >> yeah, yeah. >> okay. the house. >> still one of those messy ones. and then if you watch a mouse, you can use this to carry account mouse away. >> it's still disgusting. > what else would you like
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sfwhg. >> all right. >> they're great if you buy them in volume. i bought four on amazon for $9. >> you have that much of a mouse problem? >> i let the mice see them and they don't come in my house. so do you have a key for that? >> no. >> it doesn't matter. >> doesn't matter? why? >> this is really neat. called a not a lock lock. you think it's locked. but if you give it a sharp. >> huh, okay. >> this is for things where you're going to leave your locker for five minutes. you don't want to lock the lock and go back and do the combination. you just slam that closed. >> but can't the thieves do that, as well. >> i passed it around and people go, well how do you open it. >> so it's all a ruse. a clever deception. >> like fake security cameras, fake signs. that's the not a lock lock. i'm going to use there on my dock box. >> you know thieves are going to love that. >> this is a real one.
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if you're at the marina, i have a real one. and then this final guy, this is the weirdest thing at the show. peel-and-stick sanding glove. okay? so now you put the glove on. it comes with three different grits. and they look like this. when it's time to sand, you just let me do that one. you slam it onto the glove. doesn't even mat fer it's not -- now you can go -- up on a ladder, don't worry about sand pape falling because it's attached to the glove. if you want to change to a different grit, you can actually, this is the grit for the other hand. >> it's cool. >> you can change grits real easy and it's not on amazon yet. the guy said he thinks the whole kit, the gloves, all different sandpaper. >> i could exfoliate my skin with this. >> i'll lend it to you. >> i think it's going to be under 20 bucks. >> for complete details on these and other tools and home improvement gadgets visit's dick
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what's behind the x-men magic somewhere. >> i'm from the ashes of their world, we'll build a better one. >> reporter: it's an intense action-packed adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. >> it's all of them against a god. >> reporter: x-men is about to take theater biz storm with its ninth installment. x-men apocalypse with michael fasbender back income action as magneto. >> take everything from them. >> the great thing about the x-men movies and the come ming book franchise is this idea that there are people in have been pushed to the fringes of society. they're outcasts in some way. and i think people really can relate to that. >> reporter: the "a" lister making his debut five years ago in "x-men first class," and again in x-men days of future past. >> some call him apocalypse. >> reporter: the new film is set in 1983 when an ancient mutant awakens and disillusioned by the
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world as he finds it. his character is living a normal life in poland. >> he hung up the helmet and cloak and left the mutant days behind and he works in a steel factory. you know, with steel and metal but he's not using his powers to manipulate it. he's kind of doing hard labor almost like a sort of penance or a return to whatever human roots he had. we thought that would be pretty cool introduction to him in this film. >> feel the metal in the ground. >> reporter: but soon after, apocalypse wants to rule the world and recruits magneto to help him. it's been a wlirl wind for the two-time academy award nominee who has "the light between oceans" which he stars longside alicia vikander, also coming out "assassins creed." what's next for him? >> i think after this job, you know, i'll take a little bit of time off and get better at surfing. >> yeah, he's just not talented
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this morning on "world news now," donald trump fighting back. >> he's responding to those reports of negative interactions with women with an ex-girlfriend defending his behavior. calling out the reports as biased. meanwhile, hillary clinton is laying out how she would debate the donald but she's still battling bernie sanders on this primary day. >> extreme weather. flash flood warnings in the south. heavy rains completely submerging cars. lone star state getting hit hard and the tornado watch continuing overnight. >> three people saved after their boat split completely in two in frigid waters. the coast guard got there the just in time. we'll show that you dramatic rescue. and the thunder rolls. oklahoma city shocking golden state in game one. will their epic come-from-behind
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victory set the tone for the rest of their playoff series? that's the question. we'll have those highlights or low lights depending on your perspective on this tuesday, may 17th. floi floi >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> highlight, low light. i guess nobody saw that coming. what a game it was. halftime, it was all golden state. and then. >> and then, and then they blew it. they blew it. >> not. you got to love the internet. many people went on and the memes were just beautiful. >> they don't waste any time. >> take a look at this one, a real picture of the press conference steph curry held afterwards. the caption being when your dad and his friends had a 13-point halftime lead and they still lose. >> the crying jordan. will it ever end. >> no, and it really shouldn't. >> awesome. we're going to get to many of the highlights and low lights that have game. >> we will indeed. we begin with donald trump unleashing a barrage of tweets
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against "the new york times" as an ex-girlfriend comes to his defense. >> trump is dismissing a report about his treatment of women as false and a former model featured in the article, well, she's now denounced the story, as well. times" is standing by its reporting. it's your voice, your vote this morning. the latest from abc's lana zak. >> reporter: donald trump had no official appearances monday but he was still front and center on the campaign trail. a former model quoted in a front page "new york times" investigation into the likely republican nominee's relationship with women is coming to his defense. saying an incident described as degrading by the newspaper was in fact not. >> he's very much a gentleman. and he's polite. he's thoughtful. she's a good listener. >> trump tweeting we've exposed the article is a fraud. the "times" is standing by its story which also quoted other women accusing trump of crossing the line. at the same time, the likely democratic presidential nominee is zeroing in on the republican front runner. >> it's just imagine i'm on a
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debate stage with donald trump. so let's suppose here's the question. so what is your plan to create jobs. >> his answer is, i'm gog create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling what it is i'm going to do. >> reporter: hillary clinton also responded to a heckler at a kentucky campaign stop who shouted that's not true. >> it's time people stopped listening to republican propaganda. >> reporter: clinton's challenger senator bernie sanders is campaigning in financially strapped puerto rico. the two the democrats will fight it out tuesday in the kentucky and oregon primaries while trump will pick up more delegates in his quest to clinch the nomination. lana dak, washington. >> some two weeks after quitting the race for the white house, john kasich is ruling out a third party run. he tells cnn people have reached out to him as alternative to donald trump but he said it
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would not be constructive. kasich also said he has no interest in becoming trump's running mate and he's still not sure if trump will get his endorsement. congress made it closer to approving additional funds to battle the zika virus. republicans in the house have offered a $622 million measure. that's about a third of what president obama requested. meanwhile, the senate is scheduled to vote later today on a bill that would provide just over $1 billion in funding. that's expected to get the green light. we now know there will be no showdown in the supreme court over the obama administration's rules for cost free access to contraception. court sent the case back to the lower courts with instructions to explore a compromise. that avoids what could have been an even split ruling as the high court currently has only eight justices. faith based groups are challenging the administration's arrangement for sparing them from paying birth control costs of women covered under their health plans. the president says the effect of
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the course' move is women will still be able to get contraception. the court hand aid victory to internet search firm spokeo. the justices threw out an appeals court decision in favor i've virginia man hop had sued because an online profile about him was filled with errors. in a 6-2 decision, the court ruled that consumers could bring legal challenges only if those errors had caused actual harm. now to the extreme weather in the southern u.s. severe thunderstorms are taking particular aim at oklahoma, texas, and louisiana. residents of corpus christie, texas, say they've never seen flooding like this before and they got as much as a foot of rain in just five or six hours. hundreds of vehicles stalled out and dozens mpb people had to be rescued. that same storm system also produced damaging winds and the occasional tornado like this one in oklahoma near the new mexico boarder. luckily now significant damages or injuries reported yet. >> this morning federal
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investigators are expect 20d place the blame for last year's fatal amtrak crash in philadelphia. the reason is distracted driving. a source close to the investigation says the engineer was paying too much attention to radio traffic about another problem. a rock thrown at a philadelphia commuter train. the amtrak train went into a curve much too fast. eight passengers were killed in that derailment. federal investigators have arrived at the scene of a deadly plane crash in mississippi. four people traveling from texas to virginia were killed when the plane went down. abc's steve osunsami has the latest. >> reporter: federal aviation authorities are at this tragic scene tonight, just outside the tupelo airport, trying to figure out what brought down the private plane just seconds after takeoff. >> we got smoke in our cockpit, we need to come back -- >> reporter: right before the crash, the pilot radioed back the frightening distress call, saying he had smoke up front. >> i've got some smoke in the cockpit. >> reporter: the plane, bound for virginia, crashed into this field, where they say it sounded like thunder. it barely missed hitting nearby homes. >> i could see the smoke from
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over there and it was just so -- it was so black. >> reporter: firefighters who raced to the scene found the remains of the four victims, pieces of the plane on fire and little else. >> there's quite a bit of debris. it could have been some mechanical problems or something that caused this plane crash. >> reporter: the names of the people killed gathered from flight records has yet to be released. the coroner says he'll need dna to make a positive i.d. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. now to a scary few seconds for a driver in the d.c. area. a wall collapsed just missing that silver suv. the alert driver, look at the scene here, getting out of the way just in the nick of time. investigators think the ground was soft from all the recent rain and a section of the foundation gave way causing the wall to crash down. >> scary one. so apple may be having some trouble lately but warren
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buffett clearly still has faith. his company recently purchased more than $1 billion of apple stock boosting at val i by nearly 4%. last month apple reported its first quarterly lost in 13 years and buffett usually avoids investing in tech companies. that small stubhub logo on the jersey of the philadelphia 76ers is the first among the four big u.s. sports. the first corporate ad that will begin appearing on the team's jersey start offing the season after next when a three-year pilot program begins. the sixers apparently sold all three seasons to the site at $5 million a year. >> quite a good deal for stub had ub. >> a lot of exposure after it. >> i'm not sure how much exposure. the team only won ten games last year. >> let's talk about the nba. last night's western conference finals started out well for the golden state warriors. they were playing of course, oklahoma city at home.
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the defending champs were up by 13 points at halftime. plenty of people thinking this game was over. >> but then russell westbrook of the thunder scores 24 of his 27 points in the second half. the thunder came storming back, ultimately claiming a six-point victory. >> so this is a first time the warriors have lost at home in this year's playoffs. game two is wednesday night in oakland. steve kerr there reacting to a play that was probably a mistake by the refs but that's a whole other matter. >> i'm sure there be a lot of people debating that one, as well. >> they thought it was a two-garret r quarter game. >> unfortunately, it was scheduled for four. >> they would have won if it was just two quarters. >> that's not how it works. >> good chat. coming up later in the mix," play houses of the rich and famous. >> but first, a yacht snaps in two leaving three people stranded in icy waters. their rescuers arrived just in
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(colonial penn jingle) you're looking at a coast guard rescue from the 46th degree temperature waters from lake erie. three people were pulled to safety after their yacht broke in two. you can see their sinking
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boatright there. center of the screen there. the coast guard found the victims cling together hull suffering from hypothermia. the helicopter pilot credits life jackets for keeping the three people alive in six-foot swells. >> on land an effort to save a wild animal tragically backfired. >> it involves a baby bison found inside yellowstone national park and the misguided of some park visitors thinking they were saving it from the cold. abc's neal karlinksky explains. >> reporter: cute as it looks, this picture gone viral of a baby bison in the back of a yellowstone national park visitor's suv is the latest evidence of people hurting the things they claim to love. park rangers say visitors were worried about the little bison, so they took it to a field office. the result? the bison was rejected by its mother and had to be euthanized. >> we have a little saying here. give them room, use your zoom. >> reporter: it's a frustrating trend. people snapping bison selfies. this woman was caught by another visitor actually petting the new
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national mammal. authorities went after these boy scout leaders after they saw video of them toppling a famous rock in utah dating back to the jurassic period. they said they feared it would fall. and this week, actress vanessa hudgens paid a $1,000 fine for posting this on instagram. her name and a boyfriend's carved into arizona's famous red rocks. and when it comes to wildlife, park officials are warning people yet again keep your distance for your own safety and the animal's. neal karlinksky, abc news. it's a good warning. sometimes people think they're helping. i'm sure those guys didn't think that this is the way that story would end with that poor little bison. >> they were pretty convinced it was too cold to survive so they brought him in. bad idea. >> now we know. coming up in our next half hour, those long lines at the airports we've been warning you about are here. some lines are so long some passengers are missing their
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flights and forred to camp overnight in airports. what you need to know to keep your travel plans on track. >> once you get to your destination, how secure are your valuables inside your hotel room you? won't believe what our hidden cameras uncovered. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ you can check out any time you like but you can never leave ♪ ♪ well, quite a few people are collecting into their hotels are finding it's their belongings that are leaving without them. >> just because you lock your hotel room door and secure your valuables in the safe doesn't necessarily mean you're covered. here's abc's layer rare spencer on what our hidden cameras uncovered. >> reporter: watch as this brazen thief walks into a hotel room last month as a couple is sleeping. moments later he flees. police say he stole more than
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$4,000 worth of items. how to prevent that from happening to. >> you to see how safe your belongings are during a stay, we conduct an experiment. a guest arrives at a downtown richmond, virginia hotel. but this guest is actually a gma producer. approximately 20 minutes prior with three undercover cameras rolling, safety and security expert bill stanton shows up at the same hotel but he's not here to checking in. >> i'm waiting looking at his car. what watch he's wearing. the luggage he has. >> stanton is playing the role of would be thief. >> when i see an opening, that's when the a approach. and that's when i hear the magic words. >> w.y. >> i follow him right to his door. now i have his name, now i have his door number. >> armed with just these two pieces of information, stanton is about to show us how vulnerable we can be during a hotel stay. the waiting game ends the very
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next morning while our producer goes to the gym to work out. >> lo and behold he comes down to the lobby for a bottle of water. as far as i'm concerned, the clock to me to get in that room starts right now. >> let's roll. i figure i got at least 30 minutes to do what i need to do. >> reporter: his plan so bold it seems almost ridiculous. he goes to the front desk and asks for house keeping to clean our producer's room. >> 1112, wynn. thank you. >> reporter: stanton simply walks in as if it's his own room. he has our producer's permission. otherwise this could be the beginning of a crime. >> now i'm so sorry. could you give me two minutes. >> it doesn't take long for me to find anything. >> rolex. >> right by the phone and what is it? it's an expensive watch and the valet ticket to his car. >> yes. i'm in room 111. can you please bring up my car right now.
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>> reporter: we are just 15 minutes into our experiment. our producer is working up quite a sweat. and stanton not so much. >> where's my car coming? >> right there. there we go. >> reporter: they ask for the ticket which stanton claims he doesn't have. but they look at the flame tag on the stolen luggage and after he goes. >> and it's as easy as that. >> reporter: later that day at a nearby hotel, stanton tracks another gma producer. >> ferguson. >> so once again, right to the front deck listening to the name room exchange. when our producer leaves the hotel, stanton sees his opening and our would be thief springs into action, again pretending to be someone he's not. >> room 711. >> reporter: from a house room phone, he calls to have housekeeping sent to the producer's room. with cameras rolling he walks right in. instead of letting housekeeping do their job, he sends them away. >> you're off the hook. >> you're off the hook. i'm going to jump in the shower. >> reporter: now with the room
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to himself, stanton has his mind-set on a bold and nearly unthinkable scenario. >> i'm in the room. i forgot the combo to the safe. >> i have it someone to open it. >> reporter: you heard right. a hotel room safe. moments later, the gentleman from security arrives to help. >> all right. she's wide open for you. >> perfect. >> as soon as that security guy is out, i'm dressed. i got his cash. i got his credit card. and i took his laptop. by the way, i put it all in his luggage. >> fascinating look there. we should mentioned the first hotel featured in that story says that they've taken steps already to correct any shortfalls in their security. >> and then that second hotel where they opened the safe told us the high standards they set for security fell short there. but they've immediately addressed the situation. scary to see how easy that was for him, right? >> especially the security case thing because that's usually where i put everything. all my valuables. >> then you think you're covered. >> i'm good, i'm guahood now you
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strong is beautiful. time now for "the mix." when you were a kid, did you have like a little play house. >> no, i always want aid treehouse. no tree in the backyard makes it kind of hard. >> that would be a little bit difficult. here's the deal. there are some kids, i'd say more opulent kids that can now get some ridiculously expensive and elaborate play houses. there's a company in denver called la petite maisson. that's one of the play houses. >> that's not the actual house. >> it's almost like the price of some actual houses. the play houses can cost anywhere from $9,000 to $57,000. they're custom made houses. you can have a cape cod type play houses for these kids. >> you that's like a real sized house. >> some of them actually have running water inside. >> wow.
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>> it's insane. so it is now available for many kids. it features kitchens that can have the running water by request. >> i mean. >> keep going. cook up a little meal. >> doesn't that negate the whole play part of the equay splun. >> well, they're playing house. >> in an actual house. not a lot of playing pretend involved in there, is there? you know, my cousin actually baby-sat for a girl who had one of these back in the day. you know what her favorite game was? tag. >> i'm good with the -- that house is nice. >> did not care at all about her play house that was larger than my actual house. anyway, shall we move on? >> yes. >> next one is a -- so do you like surprises? >> yes. as long as i know that they're coming. > apparently you and this little girl lily don't have a lot in common. lily wanted to know what mom was planning for her birthday so she wrote dad a note pretending to be mom. it reads dear wife, what did you
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get lily for a surprise again? i forgot. please reply here. >> my favorite part is dear wife. that's what she thinks husbands and wives say. >> that's how she thinks they communicate. >> you have a rabbit, not a dog or cat. there's this is company that has come up with a color that changes color itself. and gives you a sense of what emotions your pets are going through. so empathy is a device that visualizes dog's emotional state. red apparently means excitement. blue means relaxed and calm and for happy, lights up in a rainbow. >> i would love to know what frank's thinking with the colored collar. >> probably very angry. >> i wouldn't mind getting one for my husband. know what he's thinking sitting on the couch. >> you're saying you have a dog collar around. >> i like colors emitting off your neck so i know the wheels are turning. > angry. >> last story. man takes a cat t
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this morning on "world news now," flash flood warnings across the heartland as severe storms roll eastward and this massive dust storm closing down the freeway in the southwest. accuweather has the forecast. >> and voters in two states head to the polls today as donald trump fends off more attacks and slams "the new york times" calling their report a lame hit piece. and new this half hour, trouble continuing for tiger woods. >> as the golf superstar edges closer to a comeback, he made quite a splash in front of some fans and not exactly in a good way. >> and double elimination on "dancing with the stars." with just one week left, who got the boot last night and who advances for next week's two-part finale? the full story ahead in "the skinny" on this tuesday, may 17th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> they danced in groups of three on "dancing with the stars" last night. >> it was kind of interesting toe see the symmetry between all three and ginger zee did well. of course, we'll delve into that, as well. >> the voters got extra sway this week. the judges seemed happy to give out high scores i think. >> and there was a really interesting performance that you have to see. >> i'm excited to show you that. >> first we have to get to the severe flooding and thunderstorms in the south central states. the storm system strongest in oklahoma and kansas and the lower mississippi valley right now and it's hanging around through today. >> more flash flooding is likely and it also brings damaging winds, large hail and sometimes isolated tornadoes. portions of highway 6 in houston are closed once again because of flooding just days after the road had reopened following april's flooding. now, some area businesses report a 40% drop in sales while the highway was closed. and that same storm system is bringing damaging winds and the occasional tornado like this
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one that was spotted in oklahoma near the new mexico border. no significant damage or injuries reported. but that doesn't mean the south is out of danger today. far from it. >> yeah, accuweather's paul williams is tracking storms for us. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, as well. kendis, diane. three things we're going to have to watch out for, damaging winds 200950 to 70 or 75-mile-an-hour winds, hail the size of baseballs according to the historical aspects of this same storm and, of course, flooding down pournz keep in mind we're looking for big cities to be hit with dallas, shreveport, austin, san antonio as well as houston, expecting these areas to be hit with tornadoes. then there's a secondary problem. you see this gulf moisture that's coming off plus a change in the jet stream? that combination is going to make it uglier for the folks in texas is, louisiana, arkansas, oklahoma going into mississippi. we're looking at the possibility of flash flooding along i-10.
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i-20 as well as i-40 and this is going to stretch all the way through thursday. kendis, diane. >> and on the other end of the weather spectrum, this massive dust storm in eastern arizona closed parts of interstate 10 for a while yesterday. it was the second time in as many days the freeway was shut down. officials tried spraying a large farm field with water to try to cut down on the dust. >> now to the race for the white house as voters head to the polls today in kentucky and oregon, donald trump continues to blast "the new york times" for an article about his relationship with women. but he now has a surprising ally, an ex-girlfriend featured in that actual story. we have more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the former model quoted in a front page "new york times" investigation into donald trump's relationships with women is coming to his defense. rowanne brewer lane now denouncing the story. it said when she met the billionaire, trump immediately took her into a room at his mar-a-lago estate, asked her to put on a swimsuit and then paraded her before a crowd. >> i think they had an agenda with that one, because as many
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times as i asked and as many times as they promised that it was not a hit piece, clearly it was. >> reporter: "the times" portrayed the incident as degrading, but brewer lane, who went on to date trump, says it wasn't. >> he's very much a gentleman. and he's polite, he's thoughtful, he's a good listener. >> reporter: trump tweeting, "we have exposed the article as a fraud." but "the times" is standing by its reporting, saying brewer lane was quoted fairly, accurately and at length. the story quoted other women, too -- >> miss utah! >> reporter: including a former miss utah, who told the paper trump introduced himself and kissed her on the lips. she said it was not an isolated incident and called it gross. it wasn't the only reason trump was playing defense. he also fired back at british prime minister david cameron, who called his proposed muslim ban stupid. >> well, number one, i'm not stupid, okay? i can tell you that right now. just the opposite. >> reporter: but cameron, not
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the only one challenging trump's intellect. >> in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. it's not cool to not know what you're talking about. >> reporter: hillary clinton seizing on that theme, too. >> let's just imagine i'm on a debate stage with donald trump. so, let's suppose -- here's the question. so, what is your plan to create jobs? his answer is, "i'm going to create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling you what it is i'm going to do." >> reporter: and hillary clinton making some headlines of her own here in kentucky when she said that she wanted to put her husband, quote, in charge of reviolatizing the economy. but her campaign playing down those comments, saying it would be getting ahead of one's self to talk about any kind of formal role for anyone in a hillary clinton administration.
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cecile yeah vega, abc news, lexington, kentucky. >> as for bernie sanders, is he looking ahead to next month's contest heading to california after wrapping up his visit to puerto rico. sanders held three events on the island which is mired by a decade long economic crisis. he told thousands of supporters puerto rico must be given time to restructure its debt, grow its economy and create jobs. and he rejected the call for austere measures. >> secretary of state john kerry kicks off day two of high level talks on the middle east. yesterday kerry and the italian foreign minister hosted a meeting in vienna on the crisis in libya. they agreed to provide weapons to the libyan government fight isis. today the u.s. along with 16 other nations will discuss extending the cease-fire in syria. and we have breaking news in the manhunt for two brothers wanted in connection with the murder of a washington state couple. one of those brothers is finally in custody. the sheriff's department says tony clyde reed contacted the u.s. marshall service and agreed
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to surrender yesterday at the mexican border. he's now being held in san diego. john reed is still on the loose. they are suspects in the disappearance and presumed murder of their former neighbors whose bodies still have not been found. >> president obama has honored a group of the nation's law enforcement heros at the white house. mr. obama presented them with the medal of valor which is the highest honor given to law enforcement. among those receiving the medal was l.a. officer donald thompson who while on duty suffered serious burns while pulling an unconscious man out of a burning car. oklahoma officer david huff received his medal for confronting a knife wielding hostage taker at a walmart, saving the life of a 2-year-old girl. >> the public safety officers we recognize today with the medal of valor found courage not in search of recognition, they did it instinctively. >> and the grandmother of philadelphia officer robert wilson accepted his medal for him. wilson was killed while shooelgd the staff and customers as the a
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store when gunmen opened fire. a prep school graduate convicted of sex assault could be freed from jail tomorrow. owen labrie's bail was revoked in march after he admitted to violating his curfew. but yesterday a judge said he would allow him to be free on appeal as long as labor bre wore an electronic monitoring bracelet. he was convicted of assaulting a 125-year-old girl while both were students at a prestigious boarding school. and singer sinead o'connor has been found safe in the suburbs of chicago. she was listed as missing after not returning from a bike ride early on sunday. two hours after she started that ride, a rambling message was posted on her official facebook page. o'connor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder more than a decade ago. she's admitted to having thoughts of suicide and overwhelming fear. >> moving ahead to tiger woods. he was doing some promotional work yesterday ahead of the upcoming tournament he's hosted in maryland. >> woods told reporters he's getting closer to a comeback saying he was hitting the ball
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better. then he took shots for the cameras. look at the first one. boom. straight into the water. >> wait, no. so that wasn't supposed to happen. >> no. >> well, the second shot's got to be better, right? >> sure. >> come on. >> where did that one go? >> that's good for me. >> what about the third? the third's got to make the green. it's tiger woods. >> get there. >> oh. >> oh, no. >> just problems that tiger, he's just like us. >> each one was higher than the last one. it seemed as that. >> he's making progress? jack, is that where it's supposed to go? >> in a word, no. >> thank you very much. very succinct analysis. >> our note was at least he was consistently bad. >> when he was speaking to the media before the whole thing, he also said that he's working on the consistency of his game. so that all makes sense. >> he also said that he thinks he'll be able to catch jack nicklaus. i don't know how. maybe at miniature golf? no, we like tiger. i like tiger. >> maybe it was a ploy.
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maybe he's hustling all of us. coming up, they're here. those long lines at the airport that the tsa has been warning us about, they've arrived. and we have what you need to know before you head out for your next flight. >> and the rare look inside the home of a tennis champion. she's wearing that hoodie again. what we see inside serena williams' apartment in paris might just surprise you. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by my pillow. nnouncer: "world news now" weather, brought to you bip my pillow. our clothes can stretch out in the wash, ruining them forever.
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firehouse that that car is actually skidding into. the car was caught on the fire department's security video. the firefighters pulled equipment off the trucks to get the passengers out. there were no serious injuries but the fire station needs extensive repairs. >> it was an ugly looking crash. >> a pet owner in houston is have i grateful this morning after fire crews rescued her little dog. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon in an apartment complex. the firefighter found the frightened pooch covered in soot, hiding inside a wall. after a little oxygen, the dog named suzaku was back to normal. the woman's cat was also rescued. >> might need a little bit of a bath after all that. >> yes, but they're happy still. >> look at that, good to go. let's turn to the growing frustration at u.s. airports. >> yes, so the tsa has been warning us about longer lines in the coming weeks but now those longer lines, well, they're here. and they're so bad many passengers are missing their flights. >> how can you keep your cool
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and your travel plans on track? here's abc's david kerley with some tips. >> reporter: again, thousands of passengers are waiting in line, some more than two hours. for hundreds, they missed their flights. the option for some? spending that entire evening at chicago's o'hare airport on a cot. >> not the greatest. could have used a bed. that would have been nice. >> reporter: why? because security has been bogged down with more flyers, no increase in screeners and tighter security. how can you get through faster? there are some ways. book during non-peak times. morning and evening are busy, midday is lighter. check your bag. fewer items to screen. try the my tsa app, which provides wait times at your airport. and probably the smartest move is to sign up for pre-check, the fast lane. it costs $85 and requires a hand print. which is the most important tip? >> know the rules. know what you can bring in a checkpoint, what you can't bring through the checkpoint. >> reporter: the tsa knows it
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has a shortage of officers and it's training more than 750 right now. but they won't be on these lanes until some time next month. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. >> when we come back, it was double elimination on "dancing with the stars." >> and what mariah carey says you will never see her without. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stat p?p?o?gvns
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♪ skinny, so skinny okay. so if it's tuesday, it means topping our "skinny" headlines, the big night on dancing with the stars. double elimination. >> it was a big night. >> with one week left there are now three couples left standing after a night of high scores across the board. perhaps the most dramatic was nyle dimarco's performance. as if it's not impressive enough that he's made it this far despite being deaf, an he danced last night the ann argentine tango being blindfolded. so he can't see or hear anything that's going on. yet, somehow he was able to master this choreography. needless to say, crowd was impressed. the judges were, too. they gave him a perfect score. a perfect 10, 30 across the board. >> it was absolutely beautiful. >> what a moment. >> also scoring a perfect 30,
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wan yea morris and lynn say arnold with a fast paced '20s charleston but it wasn't enough to keep them from getting the bool. >> that's right. and pittsburgh steeler antonio brown and sharna burgess, despite what some critics say was his best dance of the season scoring 28, they're also packing. >> yeah, it was probably the only time that he wore a shirt all season long. >> not that i'm complaining. > yeah, exactly. so that means ufc fighter paige vanzant and mark ballas made the cut after scoring a near perfect 29 after dancing a perfect trio samba with alan bersten, hip hip chin chin. >> she is fantastic. >> surprisingly, i wouldn't have pegged her to be this good. >> when i first starred watching the sure, i wasn't sure who the dancer was and who the competitor was. speaking of people who are awesome, our own ginger zee managed to make the cut last night. she scored a near perfect 29 with her quick step.
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and she will be going on to the finals. a lot of people had her winning. the oddsmakers had her winning it all at the start of the season. >> and this week, the voters are voting this week but their votes will count toward next week. part of the final vote that will come into decide who actually wins the competition are what voters were voting this week. so these performances mattered a lot. >> next, a rare peek inside serena williams paris pad. >> after recovering from that unfortunate dog food tasting incident, the world's number one ranked women's singles tennis pro has given us a snapchat tour of her luxurious apartment in paree. >> that's right. >> she show off some vintage artwork and the sense of style and displayed her decorated home that has great hardwood floors, and a pop of color on the windows to contrast the neutrals. >> that's what i was thinking. the phenom shows she knows a thing or two off the court about
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space, scale, and complementing cool and clean contemporary lines with notes of industrial chic. these are matt's words. >> i love when you have to read something about decoration and something about somebody's dress that's great. >> that i know nothing about. sorry. >> it's like when i cover sports or basketball specifically. >> so next, she says she's not cinderella and her life has not been a fairy tale. >> that's right. and that and some other juicy tidbits have been released on this new trailer for mariah carey's documentary series "mariah's world." the five-time grammy winner is taking fans beyond the glitz and behind the tabloid rumors and behind the scenes as she prepares for her sweet fantasy tour while planning her wedding to james packer. she also is sharing some of her many life rules. >> i'm wearing these glasses because we're in fluorescent lighting. i have a rule which states i will not be seen in fluorescent lighting without sunglasses.
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♪ we are family, i've got all my sisters with me ♪ >> this song is especially relevant to our next story. do you want to know why? >> why. >> because five, five crime fight sisters are keeping it all in the family right here in new york city. >> i see where you're going. i was thinking sly and the family stone. >> they've risen through the ranks breaking both racial and gender barriers to serve and protect their fellow new yorkers and abc's robin roberts sat down with all of them. >> she might not be bossy but she is a boss. deputy chief juanita holmes is one of the highest ranking women in the nypd overseeing the domestic violence unit. >> i'm the second oldest but the second oldest girl so i was left you know, braiding the hair, helping them with their homework, cooking at a very early age.
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i realized that god was preparing me for something bigger and better. >> reporter: her sister, captain janice holmes is the first african-american female commanding officer of her precinct. the younger sisters estella and selena are both sergeants and all followed the foot steps of retired sergeant berniece holmes. historically, we've seen the breakdown of trust between law enforcement and the african-american community. >> black lives matter. >> reporter: the holmes sisters are uniquely a part of both. how do we rebuild the trust? >> when i think about trust in the community. i think there has to be a strong relationship with the community. it can't be us against them. it can't be those people. it is important that you push that message down to the officers. we can have all of the meetings we want to have with our executives. if the boots on the ground don't get that message and carry it
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out, it's really, it's not going to work. >> reporter: appreciate your honesty because you're saying that there's room for improvement on both sides of the issue. >> absolutely. >> reporter: what do you think it says about your family that you all as a family have committed so much to this community to law enforcement? what is the legacy of the holmes family? >> i think it is good thing when you can leave a legacy of positive role models who the children and people in general in an environment that we were raised in can view and say, you know, they were no different than me and look what they achieved. it's a mind-set, if you think big, you can be big. if you think small, you can be small. so think big. >> good for them. what a great message. >> quite a sister act indeed. they have like 13 siblings. >> half of them work in law enforcement and they have a new generation, too. juanita's son william he graduates from the police hi, anne. how are you doing?
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making news in america this morning, severe weather. tornadoes, large hail and strong winds on the move overnight, flash flooding still a concern right now. and for several days to come, we're tracking it all. one of two brothers accused of killing a couple in washington state is now in custody. >> primary day. voters heading to the polls in two states. bernie sanders hoping for another win while hillary clinton turns her attention to donald trump and the new scandal surrounding the presumptive republican nominee. we're live in d.c. it was a risky rescue when people at the beach jump into action to save a shark. good


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