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this morning on "world news now," deadly storms. the powerful winds downpours and hail leaving behind a path of destruction. >> we're having tornadoes, wind and rain and hail. >> slamming the southeast, now threatening a huge area today from orlando to new york city. >> paying tribute to the 168 victims of the oklahoma city bombing. the grief and the hope 20 years after the attack. >> and exposing secrets. what really goes on in the private at the white house? the domestic staff who have seen the presidents move in and out are breaking their silence. >> we are the permanent residents of the white house. >> stories of pride, politics and even paranoia never heard before. it's monday, april 20th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan joined by the wonderful ryan smith. >> thank you so much. in for t.j. holmes. i love this behind the scenes of the white house. makes me feel like i'm watching "downton abbey." >> i didn't think of that. right. it's our version of "downton abbey". >> i like that. >> i want to go behind the scenes at your house. >> at my house? a lot of chaos. like normal. >> chaos. >> you don't want to go behind the scenes of my home. >> we'll stay away from that. let's begin with powerful storms on the move right now. millions bracing for a super soaking this morning. >> over the weekend giant hail storms pummeled arkansas along with rain and strong winds. numerous reports of damage to roofs and cars. meteorologist rob marciano has more. >> severe storms hammering the southeast. georgia drivers getting pelted by heavy rain.
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listen to it come down in fort benning. part of a flurry of severe storms that left a trail of damage, including cincinnati, ohio, where a woman died when this tree came crashing down on her car. and look at this image from cottonwood, alabama, the home split in half by a falling tree. amazingly, no one hurt. in fort mitchell, alabama, siding ripped off the wall of this house. homeowners losing parts of their roofs. more than 40 reports of severe weather in the region. >> you need to take cover as soon as possible. >> reporter: the same system sent country music fans running for cover at this outdoor concert in arlington, texas. >> here we are rangers ballpark and the tornado sirens going off. >> reporter: the city sounding the alarm for the dangerous weather. >> we're having tornadoes, winds and rain and hail. >> not quite a tornado but a second night of damaging storms pounding the dallas area. this system is really a combination of two storms that
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have been stuck in place for the greater part of this week. now they're together and moving up the northeast. d.c., philly and boston with the marathon on monday. a stormy start to the week. rob marciano. abc news, new york. >> fire officials in southern california say the smoke generated by a wildfire that threatened hundreds of homes will take days to clear. it's believed fire was sparked by an unattended cooking fire. it forced evacuations of nearly 300 homes. fire still burning in an area where bone dry vegetation hasn't been thinned out in decades. >> what we've seen in the past several days throughout southern california is large explosive wildfires. it's directly attributed to our drought the explosive fuel growth. >> officials think it could take weeks to make sure the burned area is safe once the fire is fully contained and knocked out. no property damage or injuries. in south florida, hundreds of acres burned the large amount of smoke seen in this drone camera video the brush in the area extremely dry. officials say it takes just one spark to start a fire.
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hundreds of acres have been burned. no structures have been lost. no injuries reported. it's unclear what sparked the blaze. >> the mailman who violated restricted air space to land a gyrocopter was surprised he made it. doug hughes told reporters that he expected to be stopped by authorities with sirens and guns. instead he was greeted by waving tourists. hughes is now back home with his family in florida and says he kept his wife and 11-year-old daughter in the dark about the flight but now has their full support. >> i was just down right proud. he's a patriot, you know? he did it for the country. >> it was intended to be a plan where only i took the risk. but it was very lonesome. >> hughes is due back in court next month for the stunt intended to promote campaign finance reform. he says at no point did he feel that it wasn't a good idea. we'll hear much more from the pilot doug hughes in an interview with george stephanopoulos later on "good morning america." >> now to the tragedy at sea.
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hundreds of migrants believed to have died off libya when their ship overturned en route to italy, it overturned in the mediterranean. one survivor says there may have been 950 people on board including some who had been locked in the hold by smugglers. the italian prime minister is calling for a european council meeting to address the crisis of migrants fleeing syria and north africa for europe. >> it is a somber day of reflection for many along the gulf coast. five years ago, the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded killing 11 workers and triggering the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. it would take three months for crews to finally to cap the leak. much of the gulf has recovered but scientists say residual effects are still here. >> you see tar balls that are washing up. what it points to is the fact that oil is still in the system. just because we can't always see it everywhere we go, it's still out there. >> two studies found up to 10 million gallons of oil is still left on the seafloor. one scientist compared it to a bathtub ring. bp disputed the figures.
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>> another milestone being marked. 20th anniversary of the oklahoma city bombings, survivors and family members gathered to remember those who died. neal karlinksky was there. ♪ >> 20 years later, memories may have faded but the wounds for many here are as fresh as yesterday. >> kevin lee gotschall ii, my baby. >> it was 9:02 a.m. when a truck bomb tore through the murrah federal building. >> we interrupt briefly to tell you of a major explosion in oklahoma city in a federal building. >> reporter: the devastation was hard to comprehend. 168 killed, 680 injured and another 324 buildings damaged or destroyed. until 9/11, it was the deadliest terror attack in u.s. history. this time committed by americans. anti-government extremist
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timothy mcveigh executed for the crime and terry nichols still serving a life sentence. >> makes me appreciate every day. >> p.j. allen's entire life that has been intertwined with this place. that's him as a baby in 1995. he was the youngest survivor of the building's daycare which lost 19 children that morning. today, he's a 21-year-old college student back again to honor those who weren't so lucky with the way he lives his life. >> because of that day that i can't not give it my all because for some reason i was able to make it. >> reporter: these 168 chairs represent each of the victims all of their names were read, family and friends gathered. a powerful reminder of what happened here 20 years ago. neal karlinksky, abc news, oklahoma city. >> hillary clinton campaigns today in new hampshire but she got an important endorsement yesterday. her husband bill clinton says he's proud of her and made the comment while in oklahoma city yesterday. his first since the former first
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lady declared her candidacy a week ago. so far she is the only announced democratic presidential candidate. and whether there are any democrats running or not, some people will oppose hillary clinton even though -- until death. so larry upright's family ended his obituary with a line asking readers not to vote for clinton. his family in north carolina says he was passionate about politics and a diehard republican. his son says dad did not request the line in his obituary but probably giggling about it right now. >> i'm sure we are. now on to sports. starting with tim tebow. he is back expected to sign a one-year contract with the philadelphia eagles today. tebow hasn't played in the nfl since 2012. since then, he's been doing some tv work including with our colleagues at good morning america. signing with the eagles will allow him to start the team's offseason workout program on time. the eagles have four other quarterbacks already on their roster. >> all right. it was an eventful weekend at
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chicago's wrigley field. both on and off the field. let's start with on the field. >> yes, because that's key. jon lester on the mound yesterday fields a ground ball. keep watching. it gets stuck in his glove. he throws the whole thing to first base and they get the runner out. how about that, great play and a losing effort. meanwhile off the field, a new tradition. catching foul balls in your beer. >> we start out on saturday when a young woman caught a foul in a brew cup. she was so fired up she chugged the whole thing and watched the cubs win too. >> love that. yesterday a guy down the third baseline got into the act. just watch. he thought about taking the ball out. you got to watch it first. take a look. there it goes. he's going to get it. thought about taking it out. but when he went for it, he was sucking down the suds understand. you know how hard it is to get a ground ball coming at you that fast much less get it in your cup? small margin for error.
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>> i would bring a baby tub or something. >> i would bring a glove the size of. >> you the size of me? >> yes. >> big huge. there we go. i went to major league games. >> excuse me, i would bring a glove the size of you, big and huge. >> i didn't mean it like that. no well, i saw this on the break. let me tell you what's coming up in "the mix," meet the woman who ate three 72-ounce steaks and a lot more in one sitting. >> thank you for not looking at me when you said that. >> controversy for dr. oz. why his other job in the hospital could be on the line. >> and later, sharing secrets from the white house never told before. the domestic staff who has seen presidents come and go speak out. >> remember to find us on facebook and twitter @abcwnn. wand twitter. you're watching "world news now." nand twitter. you're you're watching "world news now." now." but for every car stolen 34 people had their identities stolen.
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we have new details about this frightening gas explosion in fresno, california on friday. the utility says the natural gas line had been inspected twice this month. pacific gas & electric also says the gas line was clearly marked. the blast was set off when an earth mover on a gun range nicked it. three jail inmates and a public works employee remain in critical condition. >> whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina and her family are back in the headlines this morning. her father, bobby brown, reportedly told a concert crowd in dallas this weekend that she's awake and watching him. other reports claim she remains in a coma.
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other relatives are urging brown to take her off life support. houston's multimillion dollar estate is part of the drama. >> viewers of the dr. oz show will see a special episode this week in which the tv doctor responds to calls for him to be fired. >> a group of doctors has demanded that oz be relieved of his position because he promotes "quack treatments." here's abc's mara schiavocampo. one of tv's most famous doctors getting a checkup by a small group of his peers. >> today i'm sharing my three best kept health secrets. >> dr. oz drawing millions of viewers on his talk show criticized by ten doctors demanding columbia university remove the tv host from his faculty position where he serves as vice chairman of the department of surgery. seen here operating in the show "new york med." in an e-mail to columbia the physicians criticized the heart surgeon saying oz has egregious lack of integrity by promoting
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quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain. adding that, members of the public are being misled and endangered a critique dr. oz has responded to before on capitol hill. >> i can't figure this out, dr. oz. i don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true. >> i would give my audience the advice i give my family all the time. >> in their e-mail to columbia the ten doctors criticizing oz's reports on arsenic in apple juice and his mistrust of genetically engineered foods. some of those doctors are public defenders of gmo. >> a present from me to you. oz, a supporter of labeling gmos saying friday, we provide multiple points of view including mine which is offered without conflict of interest. that doesn't sit well with certain agendas which distort the facts. columbia university also responding telling abc news it's committed to the principle of academic freedom and to
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upholding faculty members of freedom of expression. the university still supporting its famous physician. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> coming up, pulling back the curtain on what really goes on inside the white house. stories from the men and women who serve on the mansion's domestic staff in a best selling new book. >> and ahead in our next half hour, highlights from the rock 'n' roll hall of fame's big night. new honorees and a lot of great music. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ never heard that version before. >> i think it's like an atari game. >> that's what's it sounds like. >> the people who work on the domestic staff at the white house are witnesses to history in a very intimate way. but recently, they've mostly observed a code of silence what
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they see. i thought it might be at some point somebody might break the code. >> you knew it had to happen. especially in today's day and age. now dozens of them spilled the beans in a new best selling book. jonathan carl has the inside look. >> does olivia know that the president of the united states does not beg. >> in shows like "scandal," life inside the white house is an edge of your seat drama. but to get a better sense of the inner workings of 1600 pennsylvania avenue, there's another show you may want to check out. >> you'll find there's never a dull moment in this house. >> incredible. it's like a real-life "downton abbey" that takes place at the white house every day. >> kate anderson, new best seller the residence pulls back the curtain on the chefs, ushers, maids and butlers who keep the white house running. like skip allen. he served in the white house as an usher from 1979 to 2004. >> we used to say presidents come and go. it's the staff who stays. we're the permanent residents of the white house.
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>> and james jeffries has been there since 1959. serving as a butler for every president since dwight eisenhower. >> you're still working part time with the obamas? >> yes. >> have you figured out how to do the job yet? >> when you first went to work at the white house in 1959, did you think you'd be working there when there would be an african-american president? >> no. >> must have been a little emotional to see that happen? >> oh, yes. >> yeah. made me feel good. >> for a new first family it can take some time to get used to the staff they inherit. the transition for the clintons was particularly rough. in the book allen calls bill and hillary "about the most paranoid people i'd ever seen in my life." >> there had been 12 years of republicans and all of a sudden this democrat comes in. i'm sure if you were in their position, you would have felt the same way. >> long before the controversy over hillary clinton's private e-mail server, the clintons were apparently worried about white
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house operators listening in on their telephone calls. >> they came in and decided that that wasn't the kind of situation that they would be comfortable with. and so they had the whole white house rewired for telephones. >> we worked so nobody could listen in? >> i'm not sure if that's exactly the point but they couldn't. >> while many who worked in the white house told their stories for this book, they're not divulging everything. >> you and you and everybody on that white house staff probably has secrets that you will take to the grave. >> yes. you can count on it. >> it's the code. >> jonathan carl, abc news, washington. >> oh. >> it's interesting. what is going to happen if hillary clinton wins the presidency and they go back to the white house? >> i'm not so sure. will they be there? >> who knows. they're not required to sign nondisclosures but are supposed to be discreet. so it's interesting this is coming out. >> hmm.
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so now it's time for "the mix". this may be the ultimate photo bomb photo that i love. it's a father who spent some time in kuwait suddenly shows up to his son's third grade class. take a look. >> you like that? >> what is that? your dad? how did he get in the picture? >> what? >> your dad's not in the picture. see right there? >> oh. >> it took a second. father is corporal james bath. that's his son joshua bass and what a touching reunion. >> i love that. he could not process it. >> it was like a second and then it's like it's really true. >> that's so great. all right. let me tell you about this. i want to take you to amarillo,
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texas, the big texas steakhouse where a woman molly, there she is right there, ate three 72-ounce steaks. that's what it looks like. yikes. three salads, three dinner rolls, three potatoes, three shrimp cocktails and weighs 124 pounds. >> that's impressive. >> look at that. that is a healthy meal. she won $5,000 for her efforts. the people running this contest have been doing it since 1960. first time in 55 years somebody did this. >> oh, my gosh. it was right there in her gut. >> i don't know what her gut is doing right now. that's probably what her gut is doing. >> like times 20. >> i couldn't do that. oh. well, there's this thing triking. do you know what triking is? all the kids are doing it now. >> all the kids are triking all over the place. especially in new zealand. this is the down the steepest residential street in the world, baldwin street.
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it's in new zealand. dundee, new zealand. look at that. you go all the way down that. i'm just terrified and i should put the disclaimer do not do this at home. >> all the kids are doing it. >> professional kids. yeah. u-turns all sorts of different tricks they're doing. but there's cars coming down. what are you kids doing? >> really? this is how i get to work every day. that's how i crash every day. one more thing for you, anybody getting ready to get married prepare to be shamed by this. i'm sorry. anybody who's recently proposed took so much time to buy the ring, how about that. how about getting that little thing. sotheby's is selling this, auctioning it tomorrow. 100 carat emerald cut diamond ring. it's auctions for how much? you know diamonds. >> i would say $3 million. >> $25 million. >> what? >> yeah. >> so that's a deal. >> they say it looks like a pool of water. >> it does not look real to me. >> really? try wearing that on the streets
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this morning on "world news now," speaking out. the postal worker who breached security to fly a gyrocopter to the u.s. capitol breaks his silence. new details about the risky flight and what his family is saying. dangerous flames. the weekend wildfire in southern california keeping hundreds of homeowners on edge. the explosive conditions and why the risk is far from over. >> split second decisions. new video of a car bursting into flames and first responders rushing to help. frightening images and how police had just 24 seconds to save a life. >> and later in "the skinny," emotional moments for taylor swift at last night's academy of country music awards. how an appearance by her mom took so many by surprise. it's monday, april 20th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning on this monday. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm reena ninan. >> lots of news to get to today. >> beautiful moment by taylor swift. her mom -- we'll tell you all about that. it is a touching story. >> and an important one too, especially her health scare. gyrocopter. did you know that word before last week? >> i did not. but everybody knows it now. >> sure do. we're talking about the mailman who made the gyrocopter a household name. unapologetic days after landing it on the u.s. capital. >> despite 2 1/2 years of planning, he says he didn't expect to make it all the way without being stopped. here's mara schiavocampo. >> gyrocopter pilot doug hughes is grounded back with his family in florida. >> i was in shock. >> his wife and daughter speaking out about their dad's dangerous stunt, what he calls an act of civil disobedience protesting campaign financing. >> i was just down right proud. he's a patriot, you know?
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he did it for the country. >> though hughes shared his plan with a local reporter, he says his family knew absolutely nothing about it. >> it was intended to be a plan where only i took the risk but it was very lonesome. >> the 61-year-old mailman now delivering new details about the trip. >> at no point did i feel that it was not a good idea. >> revealing he took off from gettysburg, pennsylvania, flying 80 miles through maryland, straight into washington, d.c. using landmarks like the world war ii memorial and washington monument to navigate. hughes says he was surprised he actually made it to the capitol. >> i had expected to be intercepted on the way. >> if hughes had been detected flying through restricted air space, scrambled fighter jets would have demanded he land or face being shot down, a risk this father says he was willing to take. >> how did i weigh that? it's real easy.
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i had an idea that i thought could change the direction of the country to restore a true representative democracy. >> hughes faces four years in jail. he begins house arrest on monday in addition, he's banned from traveling to d.c. unless it's for court and not allowed to fly anything. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> we'll hear much more everywhere doug hughes in an interview with abc's george stephanopoulos later on "good morning america". breaking overnight, another fence jumper at the white house. a secret service confirmed someone scaled a fence on the southside of the white house last night. but the person was quickly arrested. the jumper was reportedly carrying a suspicious package that was later declared harmless. the arrest follows plans to add steel spikes to the fence to make it harder to climb. >> the deep south will be cleaning up this morning from severe storms. thousands of people in alabama are without electricity and at least one high school is closed today because there's no power. at least two tornadoes touched
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down and dozens of homes were damaged by the strong winds. there's also a report that some train cars were knocked over. and there was heavy rain in western north carolina last night. resulting in some flash flooding. forecasters also were worried about tornadoes but there were no reports of twisters, just high winds. these storms are headed right toward the big cities of the northeast today. and here's accuweather steph davis. good morning, stef. >> thanks, ryan and reena. we'll need the wet gear monday. across the eastern seaboard. showers and thunderstorms firing up all along the i-95 corridor. some of the rain comes down very heavy at times. the heaviest targeting d.c., philadelphia and new york city where we can see up to 2 inches of rainfall throughout the day on monday. a second wave rolling through monday afternoon firing up strong storms for western pennsylvania south towards baltimore. ryan and reena, back to you. >> stef, thanks so much. firefighters in southern california say an unattended
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cooking fire sparked a dangerous wildfire that forced evacuations over the weekend. the flames still burning in an area where the bone dry brush hasn't been thinned out in years. abc's kendis gibson reports. >> firefighters still battling a wildfire in southern california that spread rapidly. >> flames were coming up on the other side of the river bed. they were coming up. it was pretty impressive. >> coming very close to hundreds of homes forcing evacuations. >> 127. pronto 2. >> the initial call saturday evening for a small brush fire but within hours, the size and scope expanded growing to nearly 1,000 acres. fire crews ordered mandatory evacuations of 300 homes. residents and livestock seen rushing to escape the flames. >> i've been here for 21 years. this is the second fire we've been through. but this is the worst. >> reporter: calm winds and low humidity helped fight the flames allowing the evacuation to be lifted. residents able to return home after the frighteningly close call as the fire continues to
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burn in a nearby basin. >> what we've seen in the past several days throughout southern california is large explosive wildfires, and it's directly attributed to the drought. >> california in its fourth year of historic drought already seeing the impact, more than 3,000 acres burned in fires this year, nearly tripling the five-year average. you can physically see and hear what's fueling these fires. vegetation around here so dry, you can physically break these apart. there's no moisture at all in them. this is considered prime fuel for these wildfires. kendis gibson, abc news, corona, california. >> thanks, kendis. there's rain in the forecast today for the 119th running of the boston marathon. that's the finish line where about 30,000 runners and from 87 countries hope to be crossing later today. you see right there. many of them lined up for the traditional carb loading pasta dinner last night. the mayor of boston helping feed the hungry runners. the sentencing phase of the
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marathon -- boston bombing trial gets under way tomorrow. >> we wish those runners good luck. at least six people under arrest this morning in two cities after a nationwide terror investigation. the operation by the joint terrorism task force focused on young people who have traveled to syria to fight alongside isis and other militants. at least four people were taken into custody in minneapolis and two were picked up in san diego. authorities say there is no threat to public safety. >> there's a desperate search in the waters of the mediterranean for hundreds of migrants believed missing. survivors say nearly 1,000 people were on board the smuggler's ship when it overturned. some were locked in the cargo hold. they were on a quest for freedom sailing from libya to italy. >> the coast guard with the small capacity they are doing whatever they can to rescue lives. >> the u.n. says this could become the worst disaster involving migrants en route to europe and now the italian prime minister is calling for emergency measures.
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>> it's a last ditch appeal for two of the country's largest cable operators. in a merger deal. comcast and time warner reportedly will meet with justice department officers wednesday hoping to save their proposed merger. regulators are worried about the combine company will be too powerful. one report says comcast involvement with the streaming video service hulu is a particular concern. >> a new fashion line at target was a big hit. i'm bummed i didn't get in on this one. shoppers waited outside sunday morning to get the limited stock of lilly pulitzer apparel. target's items were selling for a fraction of the usual cost of the luxury clothing line. there was so much traffic on the website, target shut down for about 20 minutes. if you missed the sale, you're out of luck. target says there are no plans to restock. she's such a great designer and especially for summer and spring and they're pricey. >> really? >> i'm just really upset i forgot this was the big weekend. >> i'm sorry. we'll have to get you one somehow.
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they're all sold out, i'm sorry. >> here's something that's not sold out. you don't have to hurry to get breakfast at mcdonald's. nearly 100 of the fast food restaurants in the san diego area today if you're in san diego, begin offering breakfast all day at mcdonald's. i love it. because it's a test or i should say it's a test because some customers have asked for the entire breakfast menu won't be offered. just the egg mcmuffin and eight other items, plus coffee drinks, but it's a start. >> if you've got the egg mcmuffin, what else do you need. maybe hash browns. >> sausage and egg biscuit. >> you can't do that here. it's only in -- >> only in the morning. i need it all day. >> all right. it was a weekend for drag racing in key west, florida. but this had nothing to do with the cars and quarter mile tracks. >> that's right. the track was key west famous duval street and the so-called main drag. you know what i'm talking about now. the contestants were female impersonators dressed in their high heels and their short
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dresses looking fancy. >> things got really interesting right there. right there. >> learn how to walk in those heels. >> trying to balance obstacles like that, tires, beams, right there, part of the race. the whole of it was part of key west's annual independence celebration as though key west needs another reason to have a party. it's a party town. >> i love this contest. people were given extra points for having heels higher than 3 inches. that's fantastic. >> you should apply next year. try and get out there. >> i can't walk on heels. you'll have to teach me. >> i don't have shoes in your size. >> coming up, nashville's big awards night and the emotional moment for taylor swift that nearly stole the show. >> and later, the huge musical event that brought together the the last two members of the fab four. we are taking you to the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol click gel.
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24 hours. zero heartburn. take a look at that. an unconscious woman was inside that overturned car when the police arrived in new jersey. on the scene last week, one cut her seat belt. now they're dragging her out of the car, pulling her to safety. less than 30 seconds later, the car burst into flames. you see it there. soon becoming completely engulfed. the woman luckily sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. she's been charged with driving while intoxicated. >> incredible images there. >> quick thinking police officers there. now, a growing mystery this morning from here in new york. a mother and daughter disappearing without a trace. >> they were last seen parking this car three weeks ago. last night police drove it away
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from the garage and say in it everything seems normal. aditi roy has more. >> reporter: a family mystery grows. a mother and her 14-year-old daughter vanishing nearly three weeks ago without a trace. police say 51-year-old iona costello and her daughter emily disappearing after taking a trip to manhattan from their home in greenport, long island. the pair last seen at a parking garage march 30th. family members say the mother and daughter were supposed to spend a week in manhattan watching some shows here in the theater district. police say they discovered costello's car in a nearby garage. it appeared untouched. >> we're investigating all different angles but haven't come up with anything solid yet. >> reporter: the family now worried. their calls to costello unanswered. emily not showing up at the exclusive ross school, the private school she attends in east hampton, long island. costello's sister-in-law posting a plea for information on her
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facebook page adding prayers are welcome. >> you go through phone records, texting records, e-mails, credit card accounts, and we have not had any luck through any of those avenues. >> reporter: costello's mother telling abc news she hopes the two have just gone off somewhere and are happy and well. police say costello, a widow, is involved in a dispute with her husband's adult children from a previous marriage over his will. she runs a farm in greenport. a town now abuzz over the deepening mystery. aditi roy, abc news, new york. >> scary part about this, been over two weeks. first 48, 72 hours are critical. the odds go down of finding somebody. hopefully something breaks soon in terms of the news on that one. we'll follow it. when we come back, it's skinny time. a big night for country music and many of its superstar friends. >> plus a new delivery for a superstar couple. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ >> welcome back to "the skinny." a lot of buzz this morning about the academy of country music awards. the biggest audience for the live awards ceremony ever. that was at the dallas cowboys stadium. >> that's huge. >> humongous, right? the kickoff performance, eric church and keith urban in a
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tribute to veteran merle haggard. >> miranda lambert took the stage, dominating the awards as she did the country music association awards in november. she went home with four big ones including album and song of the year. >> she is super, super hot stuff right now. but the night's top prize went to luke bryan. fans voting him as entertainer of the year for the second time. he also co-hosted the event along with blake shelton. >> you co-hosted and won the top award. i love that. taylor swift was honored with a milestone award. it was her mother who presented it to her. it's the first time we've seen andrea swift since we learned she was battling cancer. to thank fans who supported her even when she turned to pop. to be honest, not all of them do. >> speaking of pop, take a look at steven tyler's pants as he walked the red carpet. the pop art image of it's a woman's face if you can't tell. out of a '60s painting. tyler recently moved too
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nashville and working on a country album. who knew? i did not know this. that's why i was telling you you've got to listen to more country music. >> i don't know a lot about country but i would listen to a steven tyler country album. >> that would be interesting. new stars, star wars movie buzzing again this morning. actor mark hamill talking about the force that made him agree to appear in episode seven "the force awakens." at an event with carrie fisher and other stars of the film he said he had no choice but to reprise his role as luke skywalker saying if he refused "can you imagine if for some reason i said i don't think i want to do it? i would have had all of you surrounding my house like villagers in a frankenstein picture." angry villagers with lightsabers instead of torches. >> the film is produced by disney, our parent company. it will be out in december. i think there's something like 10 million hits of trailer just released. >> why would mark hamill not want to be in the film?
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>> they would have to surround your house like villagers with lightsabers. that would happen. >> totally. >> baby picture everybody's been waiting for. meet silas randall timberlake cradled in the arms of mom, actress jessica biel. what a cutie, huh? silas was born about a week ago. but as you can see on his shirt, he's already a memphis grizzlies fan. >> they're in the playoffs. dad justin timberlake posted the picture on sunday along with the caption, "go griz." that kid is already blessed. who wouldn't want beautiful parents like those two. >> they are gorgeous. >> good looking kid. >> he is very much so. a few new insights about why comedian and anchor jon stewart is leaving the daily show. in a british newspaper, stewart says it's the upcoming presidential election that helped drive him to it. >> you would think that's something he would want to do. he says after covering four big races, this one didn't look too different for him. >> he didn't want to leave the show "when the cupboard's bare."
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confident. vagisil. your intimate health experts. ♪♪ well, finally there was heartfelt tributes and emotional speeches as the rock 'n' roll hall of fame inducted the 2015 class of honorees this weekend. >> how these artists really say what's on their mind is by playing music and what a performance it was. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> we're in cleveland tonight mr. ringo starr. >> the last two members of the fab four took the stage for a rare appearance as paul welcomed
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fellow beatle ringo into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. ♪ tell me that you love me baby ♪ >> it was also a night for the young punks. ♪ i'm not a part of a red neck agenda ♪ >> the guys from green day inducted into the hall in the very first year they were eligible. the late velvet underground legend lou reed was honored and miley cyrus introduced her idol, '70s rocker joan jett. ♪ i love rock 'n' roll ♪ >> people did not think girls could play rock'n'roll. so to see that whole place standing up like that was, i don't know, it was like acceptance and it was overwhelming. >> reporter: there are now eight new members of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame including the soulful bill withers. ♪ ain't no sunshine when she's gone ♪ >> stevie ray vaughn and double trouble along with the five royales and the paul butterfield blues band all celebrated in cleveland with live appearances.
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♪ i want to be your man ♪ >> it's always a thrill for me when i play with paul. >> reporter: on rock's biggest night honoring its biggest rebels. you can see the whole ceremony may 30th on hbo. >> i love rock and roll and i love it for the rest of my life. >> clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> what a night. >> big time. by the way, second induction for ringo. and lou reed, they were both inducted separately with the beatles and the velvet underground now on their own. >> i love rock 'n' roll. >> put another dime in the jukebox, baby. >> get up there with that mic, reena. hello! >> what's with the shoulder. >> somebody help me, wardrobe malfunction. call janet jackson. >> is that how you are when you sing? sleeve off the shoulder and everything? >> that's the only way how to do it. very hot. facebook. wnn >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. wnn
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making news in "america this morning" -- security alerts. a nationwide terror sweeps leads to arrest here in the u.s. the suspects possible ties to isis and the late-night scare at the white house. a fence jumper with a suspicious package. we're live in washington. happening now, dangerous storms making their way across the country, tornadoes and heavy winds causing major damage in the south. flash floods threatening the east coast. the forecast just ahead. saved just in time. an unconscious woman pulled from her smoldering car wreck. rescued just seconds before the car burst into flames. and an emotional moment, taylor swift's mother taking the stage thanking fans for taking care of her daughter as she revealed her cancer diagnosis. their embrace saying everything.


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