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good morning to you. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm mary bruce in for reena ninan. here are the top headlines we are following on "world news now." president obama is defending his nuclear agreement with iran calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb. the israeli prime minister is asking world powers for a better deechl full details in a moment. closing arguments are set for today in the boston marathon bombing trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. jurors must reach a verdict on 30 federal counts including use of a weapons of mass destruction. deliberations could begin as early as today. "rolling stone" magazine is retracting its article about an alleged gang rape at a university of virginia fraternity house. a report says before that article was published every level of the magazine's editorial process failed. it is opening day for major
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league baseball. games taking place in 14 ballparks across the country. on the way inside, fans will be checked with metal detectors in accordance with the safety guidelines. those are top of the top headlines on this april 6th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." you want to welcome in mary bruce who spends most of her time in d.c. covering the white house. >> it's great to be here with you. >> thank you for coming to little old new york and hanging out with little old us. >> oh please. it is great to be here. >> big things with the president and now you have to sit next to t.j. thank you. no. it's good to have you here finally. >> tough crowd here. >> this is my good day. monday is my good day. >> i would hate to see the bad day. >> friday you do not want to be here. but good to have you here today. we have to start with the president that she covers so often trying to sell the iran nuclear deal to critics
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including israel and members of congress. >> president obama calling the deal in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but he admits that the agreement has strained relations with israel. here's abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: netanyahu putting on the full-court press on sunday taking to american airways to rail against the u.s.-led nuclear deal with iran. >> for the preimminent terror state of our time to have a free pass an easy pass to nuclear weapons endangers israel endangers the region, endangers the world and evening listening to me right now. >> reporter: his message came one day after president obama used his weekly address to sell the agreement to the public and the congress. >> it's a good deal. a deal that meet meets our core objectives. it means the nation will have to roll back programs dismantle equipment and make sure major
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plans are for civilian use only. in exchange economic sanctions against iran will be lifted over time. some leaders in congress say the house and senate should have final approval. legislation president obama promises to veto. >> i know there are a lot of details that will be worked out over the next several months. that's why on behalf of the american people congress needs to be playing a role. >> reporter: it's not a done deal yet. all sides must hammer out the details before the june 30th deadline. >> what's the chances of it getting all the way? >> i don't have any way to make that prediction. >> 50/50? >> i'm not going to play that. this is a way of making the world safer. >> reporter: three more months to sell the deal and get everyone to sign on the dotd line. bazi kanani abc news washington. nmplts the u.k. two teenagers are out on fwal this morning after arrested on terror charges. the 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were picked up
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in separate raids in northern england and charged with preparing terrorist acts. their computers and phones seized but the girl's mother says get this her daughter was just joking with a friend. breaking news from indianapolis overnight where five people including an infant and two other children have been shot. police say all five of the victims are in serious conditions with injuries to the lower parts of their body. police believe the victims know the suspects and were invited inside the home them shooting took place at a townhouse on the city's northwest side. the justice department has opened a criminal investigation looking in to the apparent poisoning of a family from delaware. they were vacationing at a resort in st. john in the u.s. virgin islands when they got deathly ill. the condo, below where the family was staying, had been sprayed with methyl bromide to kill an indoor bug. the pesticide is so toxic it was banned by the epa for indoor use in the u.s. more than 30 years
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ago. >> the dose was substantially enough over a substantial period of time, hours, maybe some of the consequences may not resolve completely. >> reporter: even though methyl bromide is banned in the u.s. it is commonly used in farming. three of them remain in critical condition. residents near one of chil he's most active volcanos may have toing evacuate after it started to spew ash. some took pictures of the plume of smoke billowing from the crater. thousands were forced to leave their homes last month after lava started to come out when the volcano erupted. californians are facing some of the toughest water restrictionsts in the state east his are you but not as tough for some californians as others. state the state's severe drought is likely to affect all of us. abc kendis gibson has the latest. >> reporter: the golden state's
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problem may soon be yours. >> i can tell you from california, climate change is not a hoax. we're deelg with it and it is damn serious. >> brown speaking with abc news martha raddatz on "this week" days after ordering the mandatory water restrictions. among them, limits to watering lawns and washing cars or face hefty fines. >> it's a wake up call and should be for everyone. this executive order is done under emergency power. >> reporter: california in the fourth year of a severe drought. the situation so bad the taps are dry in some homes them majority of wells have dried up. >> i do my dishes outside. >> for two years now. >> yeah. >> reporter: the city of porterville forced to deliver water weekly to residents for their basic needs. >> give mae sense of what that is like. >> it's unbelievable. it's very hard.
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just live day to day, make it work. >> reporter: the drought expected to impact prices nationwide at the grocery store. economists say shoppers will spend more on everything. in part because of the california drought. it will certainly be more difficult to keep lawns this green with the new restrictions. many california residents coming to the realization that this is what their treasured lawns will look like soon. kendis gibson abc news los angeles. look at the monday weather, shall we. rain in california today but not in the central vat valley where they need it. the storm arrives and extends to the west. snow in the sierra showers in the uppers midwest and new england. nothing necessarily severe mild temperatures in the 60s and 70s for the northeast today. warm in the south in the 70s in the midwest cooler near the canadian border and the 50s in the northwest. turn to a frightening burglary and get away captured
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on camera. this is in l.a. look at the surveillance video showing the 19-year-old suspect in a home armed with baseball bat. he tries to escape in the family suv as the homeowner is arriving. the burglar keeps going, look at that. plowing the suv through the gate ramming the homeowner's minivan. however, didn't get too far. didn't take long for the police to catch up with him. michael phelps' six-month suspension from u.s. swimming events is lifted today. he was suspended following a drunk driving arrest last september. he will be on voe probation another year. he is expected to return to competition at a meet in arizona which starts next wednesday. british army captain harry wales reported for duty in australia. you know him better as prince harry. se fourth in line for the british throne. this is his final tour after a decade in the army. he some making one public appearance during his month down
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under. the red-headed prince told a young man he agreed with his sign. wheres is the sign what? what does it say nobody knows what the sign says. he agreed with the sign and nobody knows what it says. we will get that later. the whale population in surging. the number of dpra whales plummeted a few years ago as their food supply dwindled due to climate change. thanks to aggressive effort and adaptive behaviors, numbers are way up. the apple watch will go on sale in nine countries later this month. switzerland is not one of them. a swiss watch company owns the rights to the word apple or an image of an apple in connection with time pieces. the trademark was filed some 30 years ago. however it runs out in december. many swiss really, really want to get your hands on the apple watch they will have to go to france or germany.
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that is hilarious. we own apple here. you can't sell your watch. you maybe punching your pillow right now in frustration but saturday was the official international pillow fight day. yes, there's such a thing. >> for the first time, thousands celebrated the event in two greek cities including athens. it raised awareness there for abused women and children with the motto pillow fight, don't fight. another held in bucharest square and if you get tired at this one you can take a nap. coming up, the hunt for a missing college freshman. she disappeared more than a month ago. and now police led to a pond in virginia and a new twist involving her step father. and a new role for former commissioner bud selig. what he is doing now and what he is telling abc news about baseball's biggest controversies. you are watching "world news now."
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the hunt for a missing college freshman who disappeared while home for pring break is eating up. >> divers have searched a nearby pond but the young woman's family is growing frustrated by what they say is the police keeping them in the danch abc's gloria riveria with the story. >> reporter: the desperate search for 19 anjelica continues. they hope they will find clues that will lead to the virginia student. >> they went in the ditches and around the pond looking and searching. >> reporter: that pond about 140 miles from the college freshman's hometown of norfolk. a.j. is as family and friends call her was seen a month ago while home for spring break. the next day, a.j.'s mother says she received a text from her daughter's phone but is unsure
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a.j. wrote it. >> the krfrs conversation, in my opinion was off. i can't say 100% sure that was my daughter i was texting. >> reporter: the family growing frustrated with investigators efforts. complicating matters two weeks after a.j.'s disappearance her step father wesly hadsell arrested on charges including breaking in to a home. a.j.'s grandmother says he believes the owner of the home may know where a.j. is and was looking for clues. >> he's a frustrated father trying to find answers. >> wesley hadsell was denied bond and remains in jail. police questioned him for several hours but have not named him a suspect. >> i don't know where she is at. i don't know how she got anywhere where she is at. >> he has not made a plea and is expected in court later this month. coming up play ball. it is major league baseball's big day. >> hours away from the season opener the league's former top official is weighing in on
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will, last night. one game in the books. a new look for wrigley field in chicago. the scene of last night's game. kubs against the cardinals. tacked on another in the second and one more in the fifth. cards start with a win. they take it 3-0. an opening night featured game but today's the big day. >> fans at that game and every stadium this season will have to walk through metal detectors or be screened with a hand held detectors. you don't have to remove your belt, shoes of jacket while checked but large objects in pockets must be removed and all bags will be inspected. >> the league's former top official starting a new role. >> bud selig is sounding off about the controversies dogging the sport. jonathan karl takes us out to the ballpark. >> reporter: we caught up with bud selig at spring training in mesa arizona. for the first time in 22 years,
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he is here as baseball's commissioner amer tus. >> it is word? >> it is different. i will say that. >> he was to be a temporary commissioner. instead his tenure the second longest in mlb history taking baseball through the dark years of strikes and steroids to a brighter m much more profitable future. the latest change, batters must remain in the batter's box. no more walking around between pitches. a rule designed to speed up the game. some hitters, like david ortiz have blasted it. >> it doesn't matter what they do. the game is not speeding up. >> reporter: selig points to other greats. >> he constantly reminds me in his 23 year career he never got out of the batters box. >> you did okay. >> and then pete rose. selig's successor rob manfred said he will look at rose's lifetime ban for betting on games.
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>> this is one of the greatest players in the history of the game. one of the fan favorites. is pete rose ever going to be back in baseball and cooperstown. >> rob is the judge. >> you are not the judge. >> i'm not but i have the same strong feelings. the gambling rule has been on the books forever. the job of a commissioner is to always under all circumstances, protect the integrity of the sport. i would say that rob's theory is the same as mine. he's the judge and he will have to make whatever judgment. >> you have the steroids era. people cheating the game by taking steroids and then pete rose. you can't say anything against him in his career as a player. >> great player. absolutely great player. no question about it. the steroid issue, i'm proud of that because we dealt with it. >> reporter: selig insists the game has never been cleaner. after a lifetime in america's past time he's never been more confident about baseball's future. >> i understand you are working
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on your memoirs. is this going to be a tell-all book. >> story of my career from 1960 to the present. one thing about being a commissioner you are in every arena and i guess i will tell the story the best i can. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news mesa arizona. >> i want to be a commissioner. of any sport. >> any sport. doesn't matter. >> it could be tee ball league. i don't care. these guys -- i love sports but they seem like they have the greatest job. i know it is a lot of pressure and criticism on these guys but they have a good time. >> turns out being commissioner ameritus pays well. $6 million he is bringing home. i will be an ameritus for that. >> retired commissioner. he makes 45 million a year. i can't wait to see what it pays. >> the end of an era for a
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go long. ♪ well, this weekend marked the end of an era for an institution in burbank, california that claims to have been the first bar to pair serving drinks with amateur hour. >> 33 years ago a bar called dimpled turned up the music and passed the mic to ordinary joes and celebrities. here now abc's john donvan. >> reporter: you know how it works. people that can sing and don't sing and don't have a spotlight or stage finally get one. ♪ sweet dreams are made of this ♪ snets. >> reporter: through karaoke. which legend has it started in this format dimples of burbank
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which claims to be america's first karaoke bar, 33 years them not so famous get up there and look who else has come by over the years. ♪ let's give them something to talk about ♪ >> reporter: jennifer love hewitt britney spears. ♪ music makes the people come together ♪ ♪ very happy. >> reporter: will of will and grace. kiefer sutherland ♪ one of these boots are going walk all over you. >> saved by the bell guy. fresh prince guy doets ♪ don't let the sun go down on me ♪ ♪ that may be all i need to know ♪ >> reporter: charles barkley and -- ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas ♪ >> reporter: katy perry hoping it may work out but now it is
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ending. dimples is closing down, making way for a supermark and condos but you know how this goes. all good songs come to an end. and the not so good. ♪ i ever known ♪ >> reporter: john donvan abc news washington. >> not one of his better moments. i've seen him at worse than that actually. >> i like charles with the -- the viking hat is always a nice touch. >> you were asking me in the commercial. >> what's your signature song? everybody has done one. >> i haven't done karaoke since i was in college. >> i. >> i'm going to call you out on that. no way it has been since college. >> it wasn't. it was at a mexican restaurant. >> now we're talking. that's the news for this half hour. >> okay. i have a song to sing.
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this morning on "world news now," the last word. closing arguments today in the boston bombing trial. the jury could have the case hours from now. the evidence they'll have to consider while deciding the fate of dzhokhar tsarnaev. full details ahead. new details in the alleged rape case at a university of virginia fraternity house. the story, printed by "rolling stone," failing to hold up to review. the findings of that review and what the reporters is saying this morning just ahead. wisconsin to the championship game. >> it all comes down to this. it is game day. the top two teams in college basketball going head to head after a wild final four weekend. kentucky is out! so the crown is up for grabs. wisconsin and duke going head to head. winner taking the crown. the national championship.
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it is monday, april 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i swear, i feel like i'm on "the bachelor." it's a new woman next to me every night. what the heck? now it is mary bruce. let me get you a rose. everybody, you don't know. you should know. this is mary bruce, our superstar, i think is what they call it. super star producer out of d.c. >> you are far too kind. killing me with the flattery. i will take it. thank you very much. >> she's with us here this morning and this morning whatever we want to call it. maybe you will stick around a while. >> that would be nice. nice to be here. >> maybe somebody else tomorrow. don't make judgments about me based on all of the women you see next to me on the show. very good to have you here. we have to start, though. let's start with tom llamas. he has been covering the boston
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marathon trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. it resumes today after a couple of days off actually. today jurors will hear cloeg closing arguments and decide if tsarnaev should get the death penalty. tom llamas reports. >> reporter: this week the people of boston are one step closer to a court decision in the boston marathon bombings with closing arguments set to begin. using never before seen video like this one showing the tsarnaev brothers allegedly launching their plan. watch dzhokhar in the white hat, walking away from the homemade bomb he planted moments before it detonates. >> it is terrible. it is like i want to wake up and have it not be real. >> reporter: this surveillance video showing how it came apart for the terroristst. watch him escape the mercedes where he said he was held at gun point, running to a gas station
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across the street where he begged to call 911 saying to dispatchers. dzhokhar tsarnaev's defense team took a shorter approach. in six hours they set out to prove dzhokhar was a puppet controlled by his brother tamerlan. >> dzhokhar was following his brother tamerlan opposed to being a jihadist. >> reporter: jurors hearing testimony which from an fbi fingerprint analyst. although dzhokhar has pleaded not guilty his defense team looks to build sympathy for the young alleged terrorist in hopes of sparing him in the death penalty. tom llamas abc news new york. charges of home grown terror in the u.k. two more teenagers under arrest. a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl. they were picked up in spralt raids in northern england suspected of preparing terrorist acts. british authorities confiscated
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their phones and computers. the girl's mother however, says the daughter she believes was playing a joke with one of her friends. these are the latest in a surge of terror-related arrests across the u.k. new details about the terror massacre at a college in kenya. the day-long attack left 148 people dead. a leading kenyan newspaper reports police waited seven hours before sending a special tactical unit. the paper says once the unit arrived it took only a half hour to kill the gunmen and end the siege. one of the gunman has been identified as a law school graduate who was the son of a kenyan government official. the attack on christians in kenya was very much on the mind of pope francis as he delivered his easter message. here now abc's alexander marquardt. >> reporter: the skies opening up over st. peters but that didn't stop rain-soaked pilgrims around the world flocking to pope francis's easter mass. worshipers crowding the pope
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mobile around the square waving and taking selfies. in his address pope francis called on followers to pray for peace in the many global conflicts now raging. above all, he said in syria and iraq. pope francis's appeal coming five months before a historic visit to the united states where he has an impressive 70% favorability rating. francis will be the first pontiff of the address a joint session of congress. he will then meet with president obama at the white house and wrap things up with a mass in philadelphia. expected to draw as many as 2 million people. where else on the famous rocky steps. abc's david wright met the man hosting pope francis in philadelphia archbishop charles shapeua. who voiced his issues on the -- >> pope francis is calling us on to reform. our personal relationships with god and in an obvious way to
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care for the. >> reporter: the pope hi was the attack on the university in ya that left almost 150 people dead. most of them christian students. pope francis speaking out forcefully about the persecution of christians around the world. alexander marquardt, abc news london. crews are searching for three people missing after an explosion on an oil rig. four died and hundred s were forced to evacuate. stom had to jump this water. investigators are searching for a cause. some pruk on the platform resumed yesterday. "rolling stone" magazine is retracting its article about an alleged gang rape at a university of virginia fraternity house. following a report calling the article a journalistic failure. many aspects of the article, which was published last november have been widely discredited. amid the controversy that followed the publication, "rolling stone" requested a review of its reporting from the columbia school of journalism. the report says the magazine failed at every level of its
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editorial process. the magazine and the author of the original article are both apologizing. three men are in a hospital after they were attacked by bees. the hive on florida's gulf coast is not far from tampa. it is home to 30,000 do midwesty kate bees. each of the men were stung as many as 50 times. a woman who came out of the house was also stung, not as bad as the guys. the men were attempting to take honey from the hive when they were attacked. further down the coast, a man is facing felony charges for keeping an alligator in his son's bedroom. he said he was trying to nurse the baby gator back to health after it had been attacked by birds. that's a nice enough gesture. depp 'tis were serving a search warrant when they found it and carted the doting dad off to jail. a warning to parents about the quality of breast milk purchased on-line. a check of 100 random samples found just over 10% contained some cows milk. that could cause problems for babies who are allergic to cow's
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milk. the sale of breast milk on-line is unregulated. if you thought your easter get-together was a handful, the first family is preparing to host just about 35,000 kids and their parents on the of the white house today for the annual easter egg roll. yesterday, the obamas along with dogs bo and sunny posed for an official photo in the rose garden before leaving for church in virginia. look at how tall the girls are getting. >> i forgot they had two dogs. >> they are so cute. >> can we keep the picture up. >> malia is almost taller than their mother. >> wow, they have really shot up when you see them next to their folks like that. this is where you hang out and spend most of your time temperature i said superstar producer. i wasn't kidding. she does so much -- don't shake your head. take it. >> this is why the ladies like to hang up here with you.
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flattery. i think of the white house as my home away from home. >> what are you doing. >> hanging out in the backyard and the job has pretty good perks. riding on air force one never gets old. good ride. >> a lot of people say wa wow that's cool but if you are on the presidential detail and hopping off and on air force one that's a tough life sometimes frankly. >> it is a bit of a grind but if you are going to work that hard there's no better way to do it. no better place or beat. >> good to have you here settle one in down in one chair for a while. we won't work you too hard. >> are you working the ncaa tournament. >> saturday night i stayed up a little later. >> she is at the white house all the time. she doesn't have time for basketball. >> we are down to two. wisconsin and duke going head to head for the college basketball championship. your bracket is a mess i know. we'll tell you why the game is a must see. and fan favorite. why noah galloway is the dancing star to root for this season.
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djokovic was about as hot as the conditions on the court as he rolled to another tournament win. djokovic slamming the ball in frustration after not returning one of andy murray's shots during their match yesterday in sultry south florida. he was screaming and ripped a towel out of the ball boy's hand. poor boy. he got a talking to from the ref and then beat murray for the seventh straight time. cooler heads will prepare hopefully for the title. this was a fantastic game. gamecocks took the lead with a minute to play. 'irish had enough to hold on and claim -- get this. this is the fourth title game berth in five years. 6665. not so close uconn, of course they are rolling huskies overpowered maryland 81-58.
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one win from their third separate national title. they meet tomorrow night in tampa. so much focus put on help men's final four but if you don't pay attention to the women's tournament you are missing out. check out uconn notre dame. always a classic. the badgers and blue devils on the court tonight. a matchup you may not have heard of that will be taking place. >> this involves a mirror gold play taking place off the court. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: a season of hard work boiling down to this moment. wisconsin and duke now prepping for the biggest game of the year. the blue devils are tearing underdog michigan state to shreds this sarnd night with a sland slide 20 point victory. gearing up for the big game. >> what's the concern right now? >> no concerns. we just know we are playing against a really good basketball team. >> reporter: nail biter wisconsin win over undefeated
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kentucky. wild cats dreams of a perfect season shattered. the badgers to kaminsky scoring 20 points. >> it's going to be a good matchup. to be the best you have to beat the best. >> reporter: in the stands a story bigger than basketball. an unlikely pair reunited. >> good trip? >> good to see you. >> logden a father of four and a wild cat who suffered from leukemia got a life saving bone narrow donation. little did they know they would be court court side. scott now in remission. >> he save mid life. >> reporter: the pair says they consider each other family and text each oh all the time now. both looking forward to the championship game at the stadium monday night. alex perez, abc news, indianapolis. >> all right. that's a cool story. they of course didn't know this when they were first getting together for these -- to do that
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swap if you will. they say they are trying to draw attention to the, on the match registry to encourage people to be donors and you can have a story like this. you think of family and friends donated but some people volunteer and get on the registry. >> now i want to know if logden will be rooting for wisconsin tonight. we have to wait and see. how far does the camaraderie go? we'll see. come back tomorrow an find out how it works out. coming up the inspiration that is playing out on the dance floor now. the "dancing with the stars" noah galloway is put through the paces like over contestants but only half as many limbs. that's right. what is driving this american war hero. ahead in the next half hour the dream vacation in the ir jin islands that turned in to a nightmare. an entire family sickened by a toxic pesticide as a posh resort. what was in it and how on earth did it get there? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this f
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sdarz darz with two couple booted from the ballroom. >> one contestant is put through the paces. he's doing it with one arm and one leg. check in with abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: double amputee noah galloway is steel stealing hearts with each shake, kick and lift them 33-year-old lost his left leg and arm while fighting in iraq. an ied blew his armored lum vee in to a canal everyone survived but noah woke up six days later on christmas day in the hospital, unsure of what happened. his long road to recovery turned in to a deep depression. >> i'd go out in public and everybody thought i was fine. when i was at home i would sit around and drink and one day looking in in the mirror two
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kids. i thought i have two limbs left. i can do something with this. >> that is retraining his body and mind set. he mud runs and marathons. his new motto no excuses. all of that hard work earning noah the title of men's health magazine's 2014 ultimate men's health guy. >> i kept challenging myself and it became where i just wanted a new challenge every day. >> reporter: this latest challenge, one of his toughest yet. >> why did you want to do "dancing with the stars"? >> i never considered it. it was never on my radar. much different than any marathon i have ever run or mountain i've climbed. i'm always telling people to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. this is way out of my comfort zone. >> reporter: three children also seen in the crowd this season cheering their father on. >> knew they were excited about it but when i looked over and i'm seeing my oldest son fist
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bumping, they were so overjoyed and proud. it's amazing. >> reporter: america is also touched by noah's bond with his girlfriend jamie boid. the two meet on her radio show three years ago. >> he is an inspiration to me every day. i'm so thankful to be in your life. >> down up. >> that inspiration, his injury and recovery will take center stage on monday when noah performs an emotional routine portraying his most memorable year, he chose the year he lost both limbs. >> it ties in to so many things the way i am as a father. everything in my daily life resolves around that moment, how it put me in depression and i was able to come out and make life better for me and my family. >> reporter: a message noah hopes retz nate with injured veterans across the country. brandi hitt in los angeles. coming up ballpark food di delights on this opening day of
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♪ time for "the mix." what do we have here we have opening day. people talk about baseball but also want to talk about the food at the ballpark. >> sometimes that is the best part. look at this. step aside old hot dogs peanuts and popcorn, stadiums are stepping it up a little bit. forget the old-school staples. we are talking about chicken fried bacon, pizza burger pulled pork mac and cheese sandwich with creamy mustard sauce. looks good to me. >> what is this one? what is the second one? >> that's the pizza burger. >> pizza burger. >> uh-huh. >>w about that one. >> i'm sure it is good for you. looks great. >> what is that? >> pulled pork mac and cheese sandwich. and slaw on top. so little vegetable in there. >> i'm good if you take the
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stuff off the top. and bacon, somebody was brilliant enough to chicken fry bacon. >> why not? you can chicken fry anything. >> that's what i love about this country. we are innovative folks, aren't we. over to spain now. people love their hiking trails. they are excited to get on one closed for 15 years. why would it be closed? well because people were falling off the sucker. 15 years ago, two people at least died that we know of this 1999 and 2,000. this trail over in spain has been closed 15 years. they reopened it. they open onned it because if you look here some of these -- some of the safety barriers you see now weren't there. this has been around 100 years. and this is about 30 plus stories above a river. you see that? people love this. they go there, thrill seekers, they used to at least but it was kind of dangerous. so now they have reopened it finally. a lot of people are excited about it. it is a great wonder of the world so to speak.
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there's the perspective. that is what you are looking down at. they spent $6 million and added safety barrier. 15 years it was closed. finally reowned but a little dangerous. >> i don't do hikes. i may not do that. it is time for the peep show everyone's favorite easter egg candy shown in a different light. people making new lie ramdioramas and, there's kim kardashian and mona lisa. showing off her eyes, famous stare in the peep version and blue and black or white and gold. the dilemma continues. >> it was blue and black, by the way, everybody. just to settle it once again. it was blue and black. one more video for you. we are going to save it. we'll save it for tomorrow. let me say it
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this morning on "world news now," teenagers arrested. two in the u.k. for allegedly trying to join isis. the mother of one of the suspects just 16 years old saying it was a joke. the latest on the efforts to stop home grown terror. terrifying moments caught on camera. car jackers trying to speed off with the owner of the vehicle on the hood. the quick-acting good samaritan who may have saved her life. vacation from hell. a family poisoned while on their dream vacation. this is now a might nightmare. the common product at their resort that sickened them and what caused their terrible deal in paradise. > fans of george clooney are t on notice. do not bother the actor and his wife at their italian villa unless you are prepared to face a stiff fine.
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that's in "the skinny." it's monday, april 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm mary bruce in for reena ninan. welcome to you. good to have you with us on this monday. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you all for spending some time with us on this monday. we have to start with the latest. this is a stunning terror charge we are seeing against young suspects living in the west. two more british teenagers arrested. one of them not even old enough to drive yet. >> they were picked up in separate raids, the latest in a spike of similar incidents across the u.k. more now from abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: british authorities announcing another two teenage arrested on suspicion of terrorism. including a 14-year-old boy. one of the youngest to be arrested and a 16-year-old girl. these arrests practically common place as the influence of isis grows. young men and women joining their ranks from around the world. including three london schoolgirls last seen on this surveillance video after disappearing in february.
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spotted here preparing to cross in to syria. back at home this week, the fbi arrested two young women in new york, who agents said idolized al qaeda and isis, studied bomb making on-line and said they wanted to be part of the last war, the big war inside of the u.s. neighbors were shocked. >> it is incredible. i can't believe it. >> reporter: another young woman in philadelphia, who authorities say called herself young lioness. american officials increasingly concerned about the terror group's internet savvy reaching in to the u.s. on-line. >> the messaging that's coming out is having a reach inside of this country. >> reporter: the two teens arrested in britain this week are back home. they were released on ball until their next court hearing in may. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. president obama is defending the nuclear deal reached last week with iran. mr. obama tells the "new york times" the deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb and bring security to the middle east.
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the prime minister of israel is not buying it. he's highly critical of the agreement. benjamin netanyahu urging world powers to pressure iran to come up with something better. >> i think for the preeminent terror state of our time to have a free pass, an easy pass in to nuclear weapons endangers israel, the region and the world and everyone listening to me right now. >> reporter: top republican lawmakers in congress are insisting on having a say in any agreement with iran. a top aide to a u.s. senator from new hampshire has resigned after getting swept up in a prostitution sting. david wihby, you are seeing on the left served as kelly ayotte's state director until his arrest in nashua over the weekend. police say the 62-year-old was picked up after answering an on-line ad from -- posing as a prostitute.
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the senator kelly ayotte accepted his resignation says she is shocked and saddened. governor brown is asking them to cut water use by 25%. not farms. on abc's "this week," he says the agriculture industry as already suffered pulling up crops and laying off workers. brown says california grows most of the country's fruit and vegetables. here's a look at your monday weather. showers to the east and west of the great lakes. also in new england, thunderstorms in the deep south and up to kentucky. as if they haven't had enough to deal with lately rain. rain later today in northern california to the northwest. high temperatures of 63 in new york, chicago, detroit. mid-70s, washington, atlanta, memphis them gulf host coast will hit the 80s and slightly low normal in the west. > turn to a wild scene playing t at a car wash of all places the suburbs of atlanta. police say a group of alleged car jackers are in the red minivan.
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one of the suspects jumps out in to that white honda trying to drive off. the car's owner hanging on to the hood of the car. a local city worker pulled his gun, opened fire, wounding the suspect in the shoulder and ending the getaway attempt. >> he picked up speed. he was going to go across there and if that guy didn't shoot she would probably lose her life. something would have happened cause she wasn't happening til the car would have threw r off. the suspect shot was treated d arrested and charged with eft and assault. the search for the other suspects in the red minivan continues. now a bizarre attack in san diego. fisherman was standing in a boat showing off his catch when get this a 300-pound sea lion grabbed the man's hand and try him overboard. the man was underwater for a few seconds before the sea lion let go. lifeguards rushed in and helped the victim to shore. he was later treated for puncture wound but should be okay. boaters say they have noticed sea lions becoming more
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aggressive. the prank that plague police and celebrities in l.a. is popping up in the new york area. a string of swatting incidents. hoaxes that endanger lives and terrify families. wasting the time of officers and taxpayer dollars. >> s.w.a.t. teams surrounding a home outside of new york city saturday evening. moments earlier, a caller telling police he was inside. had stabbed his girlfriend and s planning to kill her family. t it was all a hoax. one of five so-called swatting incidents in the new york area in recent days. >> i'm sure they are going to put out some sort of text message, everybody. >> reporter: armed officers searching this new jersey elementary school on tuesday after the district got a call saying there was a gunman on campus. >> it is very difficult. we just wanted to get her and hug her. >> reporter: three excruciating hours later, the all clear. >> oh, my god. he is pointing it right at me.
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>> reporter: that 911 call and this police body cam video of a swatting in new mexico showing just how terrifying the pranks can be. >> we got a call there was a man in the residence in your house and he had killed his wife and he was getting ready to kill his children. >> reporter: the fbi says there are more than 400 swatting attacks every year. >> it puts a tremendous strain on resources. in addition to that, it also can potentially put people in harm's way. >> reporter: police say the pranksters, who disguise the numbers they are calling from are tough to stop but if caught they could face years in prison. linzie janis, abc news, new york. today's opening day for major league baseball. 14 games of on the schedule. fans going to the stadiums will have to walk through metal detectors or be screened with hand held detector. you won't have to remove your belt, shoes or jacket. large pockets and objects must be removed and all bags inspected. a beautiful sunday here in new york city.
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finally perfect spring conditions for the annual easter parade and bonnet festival. >> there it is. to say there were some elaborate designs, that's an understatement. dogs on the act as you saw there, matching flower pots, a guy with a live bird on his head. let's see if he is the best of show. this is always a show. people had a good time with it. it is suppose to be extravagant and ridiculous and delivered once again. >> not far from there the easter bunny had some energy off all of that. hit the rounds on the ice. he spent a couple of hours twirling and spinning around with children at the rockefeller center rink. >> i thought this thing was closed actually. the easter bunny posed for pictures with the kids. we have seen some easter bunnies that can be a little creepy. this is cool, right. that's a cool easter bunny. >> looks nice to me. >> this one is okay but some pictures, some easter bunnies look a little shaky. coming up, what do you do
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when you cross taylor swift with an easter egg hunt? how about a lot of easter sunday craziness. the instagram video she posted is straight ahead in "the skinny." one family's dream vacation that turned no a nightmare. they were poisoned by a pesticide that was used in a posh resort in the virgin islands. what it was and how it got there. it is all up next on "world news now." >> announcer: with "world news now" weather brought to you by head & shoulders. terview with a firm handshake. firm, but not too firm. make eye contact...smile. ay,no! don't do that! try new head & shoulders instant relief. it has tea tree and peppermint that cools on contact. and also keeps you 100% flake free. i use it for cooling scalp relief in a snap. mi bebé ha crecido tanto. try new head & shoulders instant relief. for cooling relief in a snap.
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♪ all right. pretty dramatic stuff to show you here. we start with a burning motor home. this is in florida. look at this three people actually trapped inside of this thing at the time the fire broke out after a front tire on the rv blew out. everybody was brought to safety. motor home, however, was a total loss. important to note that everybody did get out of that okay. now, from fire we go to ice. a video captures a man being rescued from an avalanche. this is in british columbia. experienced snowmobilers was buried when a hillside gave way. he was out with three friends at e time. ey were experienced. e video cameras record him as ey are digging out. he's doing fine. he said it is showing the importance of going out with a shovel probe and beacon and maybe a video camera to capture it all. three members of a family in delaware in critical condition this morning after a poisoning turned their dream vacation in the virgin islands in to a nightmare. >> sickened by a highly toxic pesticide used at their posh resort. lindsay davis has the latest for us.
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>> reporter: members of this delaware family fighting for their lives after what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway. >> they are one of the families everyone likes to be around. it is horrible. >> reporter: like so many families, jetting off to the caribbean for spring break, the esmonds chose this resort in st. john but vacation short lived. according to the epa, the day the family checked into a second floor condo, the condo below was sprayed with methyl bromide to kill an indoor bug. it was so toxic it was banned for indoor residential use in 1984. by that night the entire family started to have adverse health effects. the two teen boys suffered seizures. >> if the dose was substantial enough over a substantial period of time, maybe hours maybe some of the consequences will not resolve completely. hours maybe some of the consequences will not resolve completely. >> reporter: three of the four were put on ventilators. on march 23rd, the parents airlifted to a delaware hospital
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and their sons airlifted to the children's hospital in of philadelphia. >> he's been one of my best friends. it's scary to think this could happen to somebody you know. >> reporter: the department of justice is investigating. terminix, the company that epa says applied the pesticide released this statement to abc news, we are cooperating with authorities in their investigation and conducting our own thorough investigation in to the matter. the father and sons remain in itical condition. the mother has reportedly been released from the hospital. methyl bromide is not an illegal substance. it is commonly used in farming. the epa investigating if this pesticide was used in other locations in the u.s. virgin islands. linsey davis, abc news, new york. so scary. did they just not know the family was there? i mean how does something like this happen? >> i don't know. this is something we have never -- i have never heard of it. why would we actually? when i heard of it happening, you hear of people getting sick
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on vacation and hear they are in critical condition. that's another level. poor folks there. hope it works out for them. a lesson to be learned somewhere. when we come back, "furious 7" is racing toward the billion, that's a "b" dollar mark. and oh, boy. we hate lucy. yes. well her statue. we will have to explain. this a controversial tribute to lucille ball you have to see. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. topping our "the skinny" headlines this morning, universal studios may have just given birth to its first billion dollar baby. >> the turbo charged street racing flick "furious 7" starring the late paul walker opened to a record-breaking $144 million in the u.s. and canada this weekend, shattering an april weekend record. globally, it's taken in a record-breaking 384 million. >> "furious 7" is just blasted right past the previous april record holder last year "captain america," blowing past "50 shades of grey" which brought in 85 million. furious s 7" could hit the billion dollar mark by thend of its run. speaking of easter weekend, we have proof, finally this
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morning, of just how competitive taylor swift can be. >> all right. not just when it comes to her music. even when it involves hunting for easter eggs. >> you are missing a bunch of them, guys. >> oh, my god. it never ends. the struggle is real. >> swift posted this video on instagram yesterday. fighting over easter eggs with her brother austin. she wrote when your parents arrange a competitive sibling easter egg hunt failing to take in to account they are ross and monica. little "friends" joke there. >> nobody is laughing over the story. an edict from george clooney himself. >> he has enlisted the support of local authorities in italy warning fans when he and his wife are visiting their villa, any fans that bother him, his wife their friends or dare to
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step foot on his property faces a fine of up to $600. you have been warned. >> clooney bought this luxury retreat 14 years ago. he spends usually spring and summer there. expected to head there once he is finished filming money monster. >> local authorities are serious about this. keep away ordinance. so again, t.j., you are warned. back off.keep away ordinance. so again, t.j., you are warned. back off. >> i'm already invited. so -- >> excuse me. >> not really an issue of me -- >> so sorry. how dare i? obviously. >> you are new here. you don't understand the circles i run in. >> can you get me on the guest list? >> you are a little ambitious here. we're not there yet. stick to your white house. >> a girl can try. a girl can try. finally, residents of a small upstate new york village are getting serious about replacing a life-size bronze statue of lucille ball they say is down right scarey. >> look at this thing. is that scary? really? >> there is something off. >> this is a village outside of jamestown, new york. it is ball's hometown and the statue has been a tourist
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draw since it was erected six years ago. she is holding a spoon and the iconic bottle of vitameatavegamin. >> it is so tasty, too. it's just like candy >> that's got to be one of the best comedy bits of all time. the social media campaign out there heating up to replace the statue. residents and the mayor say it does her an injustice. she's been likened to looking like the snake from "beetle juice" and steve buscemi. poor guy. he is a fine actor. he's a handsome devil. not so bad. the lighting. >> something isn't right. >> been there six years.
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♪ ♪ all right. santa claus has elves at the north pole. peter cottontail apparently has a woman named lee hardy. in florida. >> she's the real-life easter elf that spends all year giving the easter bunny a helping paw for his big day. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: why the line at lee hardy's house? because lee hardy has a thing about easter. real a thing about easter. in her living room in palmetto, florida, 700 easter baskets that she personally put together because lee hardy has a thing
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about giving. >> i fully enjoy seeing the kids come in with a happy smile on their face and joyful. that is what makes me happy. >> reporter: yep, that's what she does. makes easter for kids in her neighborhood whose parents don't have the means or wherewithal to do it themselves. for nine years now she's been doing this in the days before easter. paying for a lot of it herself by setting aside 20 bucks a week. though she gets help building the baskets from her kids and grand kids, especially with the candy. this is complete. this is for a boy. he has cars and ball. he has candy. he has jelly beans. the girls gonna get maybe a coloring book with cartoon on and maybe a baby doll. there you go. >> reporter: others chip in, local business people, the police and fire departments, one of her neighbors. >> never too big for easter. i believe in the easter bunny. >> toothbrush.
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>> reporter: and her dentist, seriously. >> my dentist always gives toothbrushes to put in the easter baskets. >> which is good for the smiles she gets and she always does. >> i think the kids were very happy. that makes me happy. >> you are welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: john donvan, abc news. >> our producer brian in the morning meeting said this is a great story. he is right. >> he was right. >> fantastic story. >> what great holiday spirit. n't get better than that. this is good stuff, folks. you have been with us and watch this show. you know around the holidays these stories pop up and warm my heart. there are more of those every day, not just around the holidays. we should really show more to you. that's a great story. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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morning. president obama pushing for support on the nuclear deal with iran. why he's calling it at once in a lifetime deal. live in washington with the latest. >> a life-threatening ordeal for a family on a caribbean vacation. how were they exposed to a deadly pesticide inside their hotel? >> a chaotic scene during a car jacking. the owner jumping on the hood and the witness who put a stop to it uhl. >> an avalanche quickly buries a man on a snowmobile. the helmet cam recording it all. good monday morning.

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