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s are killed by both sides in this war. 2,700 died last year. mostly from taliban bombs. in village after village, i have walked through, most afghans say the taliban is their enemy. but they warn they'll turn against the u.s. if mistakes like this keep occurring. the culture in the region demands after an attack like this the people take revenge. even if they supported the u.s. before, even if they fought against the taliban before, they will now take their revenge on the u.s. and perhaps, u.s. troops. that just goes to show how fragile any of the gains in this area that the u.s. is making can be. protestors and police have clashed in the capital of serbia after demonstrators demanded release of ratko mladic. by the time the crowds broke up 100 people were arrested 16 injuries reported. mladic was arrested last week on war crimes charges after being on the run for 16 years.
back here at home, sarah palin is kick-starting a possible run for the white house with a bus and a harley. her official answer about whether she is entering the race is a definitive quote, don't know. that's not stopping her from using her star power to rev up the unsettled gop field. >> reporter: sarah palin rolled into the belly of the beast. mama grizzly in washington, the bastion of the establishment she loves to hate. the d.c. visit kicked off the bus tour to high light the country's founding principles. >> indicates a desire on our part to get across america and remind others about our foundation, how important it is to respect and protect our constitution. >> reporter: it's not a campaign kickoff, but palin is expected to stop in new hampshire, an early voting state where she is not very popular. >> this is a bit of a re-rollout. a chance for her to try to reintroduce herself in a more
retail, politic, grassroots, way. >> reporter: for palin the timing makes sense. one poll shows 40% of republicans aren't happy with their presidential field. another poll puts palin second in the nomination race, trailing only former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the big question -- if palin runs and wins the nomination can she beat president obama? >> of course she can, she can. whether she will or not. whether she will run or not, i don't know. >> reporter: sure the white house is celebrating the idea that sarah palin may get in the race and stir this up. >> as the tour rolls on, no one knows whether she will throw her hat in or not. in addition to the new hampshire trip, palin is debuting a documentary about herself this week in iowa.
maybe she is not running but she sure is trying to gain a lot of attention, just as presidential candidates do. tehman bradley, abc news, washington. >> so what is it about the harley? because john huntsman, potential presidential candidate, was also seen riding a harley. >> i think sarah palin is enjoying some of the speculation about all this and has her own set of rules with everything. you never know what will happen. >> she looked really rock 'n' roll. >> she wears that well. >> yeah. here is your memorial day forecast. the heat is on in the northeast. temperatures feeling like 100 degrees from d.c. to philadelphia. violent storms in southwest minnesota, the dakotas and nebraska. strong storms from kansas city to texas. up to a foot of mountain snow in the rockies. >> 65, boise. 70, sacramento. 85 in phoenix. mostly 80s from the twin cities to detroit. 90 here in new york. a sweltering 95 in baltimore. they have got it a bit worse the. >> starting to feel like summer. an american marine is thankful to be home. a cheering crowd welcomed home lance corporal patrick smith saturday, his birthday. >> his parents, brothers, sisters, friends, had signs. the warriors watch biker group led a procession from the airport to smith's home.
smith is a third generation marine who followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps. >> so easy to forget what memorial day is for as we fight two wars. >> yeah, even -- a holiday. you have to take time to think what it is all about. >> absolutely. we'll continue to have memorial day stories here on "world news now." we'll be right back with more. back with more. [ horn honks ] now we're hitting the road with the proglide challenge. my friend -- come on up. how do you like shaving? i don't like it. it makes my neck itch. [ male announcer ] shaving can cause irritating tug and pull. you think there's a better razor out there? i sure haven't found one. let's take the proglide challenge.
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you saw him took the turn too high, slammed into the wall. dan weldon went flying by to take home the victory. as you said, the wheldon car, sponsored by justin timberlake. >> you have to feel for hildebrand. so close. a reason they call it rookie mistakes. >> that's what hildebrand said himself. that's why rookies don't tend to win the indy 500. >> at least everybody is okay. in other sports new, the best of the best in the nba tip-off tuesday night. the miami heat are taking on the dallas mavericks right here on abc. >> uh-huh. experts are favoring the heat to win it all. many fans are cheering for an upset. espn's rachel nichols has more. >> reporter: they burned his jersey in the street. that's how much hatred erupted last summer when lebron james left cleveland for miami.
so now that the heat are back in the national spotlight, playing dallas for the nba title, players on both sides have a pretty good idea why it is the mavericks for the next two weeks will suddenly become america's team. >> they're playing the miami heat. there you go. we are not going to be the favorites from that standpoint. >> beat the heat! >> it's an honor. but the big thing is we have got to find a way to win, to have people cheering for us we appreciate that. but, we are going to have to play our a game. >> you know, we are the bad guys. as everyone perceives us to be. we just go out and do our jobs and try to bring the championship back to miami. >> reporter: the mavs have sentimentality on their side. many of their players are long-suffering have it rans still looking for their first title. >> it is going to be karma, the whole country is going to be high on the mavericks. >> reporter: on the flip side, the heat are the standard bearers of the nba's young generation of stars that includes new orleans' chris paul and carmelo anthony. >> this is the biggest stage.
more than a century. >> thanks to something out of a movie it appears to be coming back to life. jeremy hubbard explains how. >> reporter: what if the sabertooth tiger roamed the earth one more like 10,000 bc.? is it far-fetched? japanese scientists say the beast could be cloned in four years. >> quite impossible now. just within the bounds of foreseeable possibility. >> reporter: certainly sounds like the stuff of jurassic park. but it was a real scientific breakthrough said to have inspired michael crichton's best-selling tale. in 1984 this special kind of zebra became the first animal from which scientists received ancient dna. the last remaining quaha, south african zebra missing half its stripes died in captivity in 1883. >> it went extinct because settlers that arrived in
capetown, going out into the wilderness found it very easy to shoot. it was inquisitive. had no fear of the animal as arriving in its land. >> reporter: the geneticist has been working for 25 years on a project to restore the quaha back to life bringing it back from its most common ancestor. >> it started when a local taxidermist thought it might be feasible to rebreed the quaha using living plain zebra animals by choosing lesser striped ones. >> reporter: this doctor studied ancient quaha dna from museums around the world. >> they may have been isolated a couple hundred thousand years. they might have been an extinct species. the taxonomy is still muddy. >> reporter: or is it? after four generations of breeding, dr. harley and his team say they have been successful. they have done it. they have restored the quaha from the dead. >> it is simple to retrieve or restore an animal with the physical appearance at least of the original quaha, since there is no reason to suppose the quaha had any specific adaptations, there is no need to suppose if we get an animal back that looks like it we are that looks like it we are not reasonably justified in calling
it the quaha. >> if you took a vw car, you removed the body and replaced it with a porsche body, well you still have a vw functionally. >> reporter: does that say we dismiss what is going on here? or is there some significance to what they're doing? >> i think moving zebras into the habitat that is probably a fine thing to do. they certainly are genetically close enough they could be an ecological equivalent. but if they are trying to make the claim they're restoring the exact species, i think that's falling short. >> reporter: scientist working on the prairie of south africa disagreed. and they're undeterred, convinced they'd have resurrected one breed of animal, could a woolly mammoth one day stomp around ur backyards? >> the science fiction nerd in me thinks this is interesting and fascinating. but the science nerd in me -- science nerd says that maybe this is something that isn't that feasible, and even if it is that feasible do we need to do it or should we do it? >> reporter: a modern day ice age?
>> does this look like a petting zoo to you? >> reporter: maybe we are betting off leaving the woolly mammoths on ice. i'm jeremy hubbard in washington. >> i would love a pet dinosaur by the way. >> i would love a pet dinosaur by the way. >> have you heard of a zonkey? >> a zebra-donkey. >> you're making that up. >> a zebra mates with a donkey and called a zonkey. >> there is a creepy, cool element to all of this. >> there is something creepy to it. we'll be right back.
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he is going on a killing spree. >> this is the wrong movie. the facebook founder has become an avid hunter, promising to only eat what he kills. here's barbara pinto. >> reporter: he started facebook in his dorm room at harvard, nspired a hollywood hit film. >> taking the entire social experience and putting it on line. >> reporter: now mark zuckerberg is a confessed killer. don't panic, talking dinner. "the only meat i eat is from animals i have killed myself." in an interview with "fortune." >> last year he had a pig roast. and his friends he had over to his house didn't really appreciate the fact that this pig was once alive. and he claims he started thinking abut this and he thought this was kind of socially irresponsible. >> reporter: the king of social media apparently displaying his social conscience. "it's easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day," he said. the latest lifestyle change was revealed of course in a posting
on facebook that said, "i just killed a pig and a goat." it is the latest of what zuckerberg calls his personal challenges. last year he decided to learn mandarin chinese. the year before he wore neckties every day. a self-imposed dress code. this year, a butcher dresses what zuckerberg kills. so far, chickens, pigs, goats. so what is next for him? he actually is very interested in going hunting. >> reporter: food, now food for thought. barbara pinto, abc news, chicago. >> so if he only eats what he kills does that mean he will be eating a lot of privacy? >> before we go rumor has it that you like to go on safari once in a while? >> no, that is not true. >> i think we may have evidence to prove that to the contrary >> photoshop. >> camouflage looks good on you. >> i like the dog. that's not a flattering photo. i haven't been in camo since i covered the military. that's mean, guys, i will get you later. i haven't been i
this morning on "world news now" -- national tragedy, what president obama is calling the death and destruction in joplin, missouri. >> one week after the mammoth tornado tore apart the city the president does his best to console those hardest hit. it is monday, may 30th. good morning, i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. >> i'm stephanie sy. in for peggy bunker. it was an important memorial day tribute to the victims of the joplin tornado. as the president prayed for those who died and are suffering one week after this tremendous twister. also this half-hour, a massachusetts father who lost his son in battle in afghanistan won a very emotional battle at the national cemetery where he is buried. and later on, look what cameras at the ballpark caught. i can't wait for this story.
a fly ball, heading for the stands. daddy drops it. he dropped something even more valuable, his little girl. >> oh, boy. yeah. >> gave him a pretty stiff elbow there afterwards. but first, president obama remembers those who died in service to our country during ceremonies at arlington national cemetery. >> but yesterday the president was in joplin, missouri meeting with those who lost so much to the tornado. and steve portnoy was there. >> reporter: president obama saw firsthand the power and destructive force of the massive ef-5 tornado that ripped through joplin a week ago. >> obviously the scene speaks for itself. >> reporter: the president greeted some of the victims who lost everything and reassured them that they're not alone. >> the main thing i just want to communicate to the people of joplin is this is just not your tragedy. this is a national tragedy. and that means there will be a national response. >> reporter: more than 140 sets
of remains have been recovered. hundreds have been injured. and dozens more remain unaccounted for. mr. obama told the families the government will do everything it can to help with the search-and-rescue, and in the rebuilding. >> we are going to be here long after the cameras leave. we are not going to stop until joplin is fully back on its feet. >> reporter: at a public memorial service to remember what the storm took away, governor jay nixon assured residents that joplin will rise from the rubble. >> that storm, the likes of which we have never seen, has brought forward a spirit of resilience, the likes of which we've also never seen. >> reporter: and the president reiterated the government's commitment to help. >> i can promise you your country will be there with you every single step of the way. we will be with you every step of the way. we're not going anywhere.
>> steven portnoy, abc news, joplin, missouri. states in the midwest were battered again by dangerous weather this weekend the what looked like a tornado touched down in western michigan last night tearing off roofs, knocking down trees and leaving tens of thousands without power. earlier, hundreds of flights were canceled at chicago's o'hare airport because of winds and lightning. and now to politics. sarah palin kicked off a week long bus tour fueling more speculation of a run for the white house. she created quite a buzz as she hopped onto a harley. when it comes to officially throwing her hat in the ring, mum is still the word. here's david kerley. >> reporter: dressed head to toe in black, sarah palin started her bus tour on the back of a motorcycle. arriving uninvited at the rolling thunder memorial, that honors pows and grabbing much of the media attention. >> freedom is a god-given right. >> reporter: palin used a slick video to announce her bus tour which reportedly will take her up the east coast to the first
primary state of new hampshire. so is this the launch of a presidential campaign or publicity tour? >> what does the bus tour indicate, governor? >> it indicates a desire on our part to get across america and remind others about our foundation how important it is to respect and protect our constitution. >> reporter: but there is no published schedule, no advance teams. even republican leaders were in the dark in the states she may travel through. political professionals are left wondering if palin is serious about running. >> these are the boxes you have to check. she has not checked any of them. and yet still she has this hard core base of supporters who would seem willing to follow her no matter where she goes. >> reporter: it is frustrating for candidates who are running. tim pawlenty spoke to abc's christiane amanpour. >> even now, only 50% of the republicans nationally even know my name. >> reporter: republicans watched another potential candidate, donald trump, test the waters in what may have been an effort to get publicity. more than 40% of republicans are
not happy with their field, leading others to dip a toe in the nomination waters. this weekend, rudy giuliani is going to new hampshire for a fund raiser. former new york governor george pataki is considering jumping in and texas governor rick perry -- >> i'm going to think about it. >> reporter: palin told me that her bus will be rolling through washington, d.c. later today. where it will stop next, her people wouldn't say. palin was asked directly is she running for president. the answer, don't know. david kerley, abc news, washington. and on this memorial day, a special remembrance by u.s. troops in afghanistan. more than 1,400 american service members have died in afghanistan in the past ten years. about 100 personnel from the army corps of engineers held a candlelight vigil sunday night. they had a day off sunday, one of five days off they can expect this year. >> wow. and hundreds of volunteers helped honor the dead at a veterans cemetery in massachusetts. every one of the 50,000 graves now has a flag. the father of a war veteran
killed in afghanistan made it happen. amalia bereda of wcvb has his story. >> i just want to hug him one more time. >> reporter: instead, paul monte can only caress the gravestone of his son, medal of honor recipient jared monte, who died in afghanistan in 2006. what makes the visit different, that monte and the 56,000 other graves at the massachusetts memorial cemetery, each as an american flag in memory of memorial day. paul monte made that possible he called for volunteers to help him and they came by the hundreds. >> it just warms my heart that we are finally able to honor all of the soldiers who have died for our freedom. >> it has to do with remembering those who have given their lives. and who are not among us anymore. as a family member that means a lot to me. >> what do you think you touched in people by doing this? >> hopefully, hopefully went to their hearts and make them realize that freedom isn't free.
>> reporter: monte says he battled for years with cemetery officials for permission to get this done because it was against all the rules. one of the reasons officials said no was the avenue of flags. they told him this was enough. but it wasn't enough for him since the first veterans day he came to visit and all the graves were bare. >> it was a disgrace as far as i'm concerned. every veteran deserves this, at least something to say thank you. you fought for this flag, now here is a flag for you. it sort of helps me. i know i'm doing something that he would have appreciated. he would say that's good, dad. it really makes you want to cry. just think, just having something to do with it. >> that was amalia bereta reporting. >> the cemetery previously banned flags because they said the flags made it difficult to maintain the grounds. these flags will stay for a week. >> emotional story. here is your memorial day forecast -- heat advisories in d.c., philly. gusty winds, hail, chance of
tornados from the dakotas into minnesota. stormy, not as severe around kansas city, oklahoma city. heavy snow in the rockies, and rain in the pacific northwest. >> 60s in seattle and portland. 77 in albuquerque. omaha, 85, chicago, 89. mostly 90s from new orleans all the way to new york. you have your dancing shoes on right now? >> yeah, i do. i love the story. >> the broadway play "anything goes" lived up to its name this memorial day weekend. saturday's performance ended with a marine captain taking to the stage and proposing to his girlfriend who is in the navy. >> of course, fleet week here in new york. and the play is about a shipboard romance. the cast provided the perfect backdrop for the proposal. yes, she said yes. the sold out audience loved it though we are not sure if they called for an encore. >> thanks for raising the bar, marine. now what do guys have to do to give their girlfriend the ring?
the bar is raised so much higher. >> my husband didn't meet that bar. must have taken quite a bit of coordination as well. >> coordination, timing, everything required for a broadway performance. >> and now they have the video to show their grandkids. >> impressive. on memorial day weekend. seems pretty fitting. ♪ baby i'm amazed by you ♪ is is. ♪ baby i'm amazed by you ♪ >> yes. hó
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the couch. that includes one of baseball's brightest stars. >> catcher buster posey out for the season after a nasty play at the plate. now some are saying old rules need to be thrown out. here is barbara pinto. >> reporter: it was the play that changed everything. the winning run for the florida marlins. >> and coming to the plate is cousins and he scores! he clobbers posey! >> you sure hope posey is okay. >> the agonizing season-ending injury for last season's rookie of the year, giants' catcher buster posey. this violent collision raising a question as old as baseball. should the rule that allows the dramatic plays be changed? >> there are so many catchers that have gotten hurt at home plate. that have missed a lot of time, shortened their career or even ended their career. and the way guys are coming in now that maybe we need to consider it. >> reporter: former phillies all-star catcher, bob boone, now assistant gm with the washington nationals, disagrees.
>> we don't want guys to get hurt. of course we don't. i think it is part of the action of the game. >> reporter: just how safe is the catcher at the plate? espn rigged this dummy with sensors to find out. the impact, 18 miles per hour, more than 3,200 pounds of force, that's harder than a blindside football hit with much less padding. the results can be devastating. last year's season ending collision for cleveland catcher carlos santana and pete rose barreling over ray fosey in the 1970 all-star game. fosey's shoulder was never the same. another question, the millions of fans that come out to watch the games, embrace a fundamental change to america's pastime. >> people come to the game and they want to see, they want to see excitement. and if players are putting themselves out there and taking a risk it can be exciting. >> hit them. knock them down. do whatever you have to do. tackle the guy if you have to.
play old-time baseball. shows the kids, give 150% and play the game. >> reporter: does the game of baseball need to redefine safe? barbara pinto, abc news, chicago. >> you have to feel bad for the catchers, they're like a sitting duck. >> sitting ducks. you don't think about baseball being violent, the same debate that goes on in the nfl or nhl. >> you don't think it was a contact sport. >> when you see a hit like that you do think about those rules. >> exactly. now speaking of baseball, we remember the mother who made a pretty spectacular catch if you can see here. >> holding the baby. >> holding the baby at the same time if you can believe it. at a richmond flying squirrels game. made in epic fashion, held her 8-month-old son jerry. all right. so let's move on to the men now. and here we have this father at a marlins dodgers game. oh. so he dropped the kid. drops his daughter. >> 4 years old. >> had to buy her an ice cream cone, double scoop. >> did you see how she hit him? she is like "dad!" >> right to the gut. dropped her ice cream cone. >> the question, he has, just so you know, he has a 6-month-old
baby. >> the question is -- >> redeem fathers everywhere. holding the baby right here. okay. guys. this is the baby here, i'm pretending to hold right here. okay. bring in the high heat. okay. okay. baby is fine. ball right here. >> you were expecting it. you totally would have dropped the baby. you would have dropped the baby. >> is that camera baseball proof. jamie, you going to catch this? >> men are not the multitaskers that we are. that's the point. >> you are right there. kudos to my wife, can probably juggle with the baby. all right, why miley cyrus is directing anger at a politician and a popular clothing store. but first the serious accident that sent a popular hip-hop star to the emergency room. stay tuned for "the skinny." n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
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this is about rapper sean kingston. he is apparently in critical condition. we have different reports. one says he is in serious. one says he is in critical condition. but that he was an accident after using a personal watercraft that happened on sunday night around 6:00. and it was in miami, near palm island. and the macarthur causeway, collided with some part of the bridge. needed medical attention. still waiting to find out how serious this is. not good news for sean kingston, hope he is okay. >> we hope he is okay. a lot of serious stories on the skinny today. miley cyrus with a twitter outcry over anti-gay marriage. rick santorum, she's criticized him in the past for anti-gay marriage stance. she is pro-gay marriage. she first wrote a mocking tweet, mocking him for his stance. then she sent out another tweet that is apparently targeted towards urban outfitters, the clothing chain. she writes, "not only do they steal from artists every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality." let me explain.
urban outfitters last week was accused, i should say accused, of stealing the work of an artist, a jewelry artist and making it their own and mass manufacturing this jewelry. but apparently, they have also, they have also given $13,000 to rick santorum. in miley cyrus's logic that means urban outfitters is anti-gay marriage. >> bit of a labyrinth of tweets there. >> she has a lot of followers it matters. now move on to pippa middleton from the royal wedding looking very fetching if i may say so. sister of kate middleton. courted to take over a talk show. fill in on various talk shows. apparently, barbara walters, and oprah winfrey have their eyes set on pippa middleton. we'll see where she goes in the u.s. >> she may get her own show on the oprah network. amy winehouse back in rehab.
this time going to the priory, a very serious mental institution, basically, in london. interesting thing, the detail reported was that she had a cup of vodka before she went to rehab. she has had medical treatment before. obviously her most famous song, which is a great song, she is so talented, was "rehab." >> her life is a story that just gets repeated over and over and over again. kind of sad. >> i hope she gets the help. >> she is so talented. people forget that when you hear all of the stories of her going back to rehab. she has an amazing voice. >> she does. she is one of the most talented i think artists of our generation. really quickly one more thing. "the real housewives" franchise is upset because a triple x porn site has apparently appropriated the real housewives name. so they're not happy about that. and they're looking into legal stuff. >> wow, you can understand how they're unhappy? >> yeah.
today on abc news, attorneys for former bosnian military general ratko mladic fight his extradition to the united nations war crimes court in the netherlands today. several thousand of his supporters rioted in belgrade last night, demanding his release. shuttle "endeavour" is a step closer to heading home. the crew disconnected the shuttle from the international space station this morning, the final part of "endeavor's" last mission. typhoon hitting coastal areas of japan today, and there are concerns about flooding and powerful winds in areas hit by the disastrous tsunami and earthquake. finally, today is of course memorial day, a holiday where we remember u.s. military men and women who died while serving the country. >> a military widow made it her mission to comfort members of other military families who need
it the most. here is david muir. >> reporter: this weekend, another tearful return home. soldiers from the battlefield brought back to dover air force base in delaware, and quietly behind the scenes a woman determined not to forget not only their soldiers but the children, the ones left behind. now 4,300 young faces who have lost parents in iraq and afghanistan, those children often woken in the middle of the night and brought to the base from all over the country as their mother or father was brought home. marcia bonifas volunteers to watch over them. >> a lot of times when we go on the tarmac, the children are young, all hours of the day or night, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 in the morning is not unusual. >> reporter: she had an idea. >> my idea was to give them something to hold on to. because many times they have never brought any stuffed animal with me. they left home so quickly. >> reporter: after losing her own husband in korea she was