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a fire truck crashed through the first floor of a building in philadelphia, injuring four firefighters and one civilian. witnesses say the fire truck swerved to avoid hitting a speeding car, bounced off a median and careened into the building. nba teams are coming down hard on fans who have acted inappropriately during playoff games. wednesday night trae young was spit on by a knicks fan. and russell westbrook had popcorn dumped on him as he left the arena due to injury. three others were banned by the utah jazz because of a verbal altercation. the league says the rules on fan behavior will be vigorously enforced.
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and tiger woods is speaking candidly about his recovery from february's near fatal car crash in los angeles. he's no stranger to injury. he says his rehab this time is nothing like he's ever done before. three months after the crash that nearly took his life, golf legend tiger woods speaking out about his recovery, telling golf digest, quote, my physical therapy has been keeping me busy. i do my routines every day and am focused on my number one goal right now, walking on my own. taking it one step at a time. he has been focusing on strengthening his right leg, which required emergency surgery after he lost control of his vehicle while speeding in los angeles and crashed into a tree at over 70 miles per hour. he was found not to have been impaired and no charges were brought against him. woods has rarely been seen in public as he recovers. last month he posted this picture on instagram showing the five-time green jacket wearer on crutches. he's had a combined ten surgeries on his back and left
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knee over the course of his career, but he says this has been an entirely different animal. i understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything i've ever experienced. when asked about his hopes to play golf again in the future, the 15-time major winner had no comment. and it's still unclear whether additional procedures will be necessary or if woods is expected to regain full strength in his leg. the golf world is watching and want tiger to come back. we saw phil mickelson win a major at 50. >> wishing him all the best. >> first he's got to worry about the personal injury first, like he said there, walking is step one. >> yeah, exactly. coming up, the house that looks like darth vader. plus, curating your road trip play list. can you guess the number one song on americans' playlists?
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and the fire rescue and the group of heroes. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ ♪ your love has given me hope ♪ we're back now with yet another dramatic rescue. this one played out in the streets of brooklyn. >> it was thanks to an unexpected group of heroes. our own will ganss is here with more. will? >> hey, reena. the motto for new york's police department is new york's finest. the fire department's is new york's bravest. and the sanitation department is known as new york's strongest. they're living up to that superlative. in a city known for pizza rats and naked cowboys, new york's sanitation workers have seen just about everything.
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>> you think an ordinary day would be garbage trucks, but in these streets you see everything. >> until they saw this, flames billowing out of a second story window along their collection route in brooklyn. >> when we pulled up to the corner the smoke was billowing out the building. but what caught our attention was the lady screaming "help." >> robert and george jumped into action. >> not even conversation. me and my partner locked eyes, like we know what to do. >> simultaneously, like we just jolted out of the truck and ran up to the lady. >> the duo never trained in ems or fire safety, but like they do every single day, picking it up as they go along. >> i asked her anybody up there? and she said someone save my mother. just ran. it was just dark. that's all i remember. >> rob and george first helping a mother and her two children, then going back in to help their grandmother, still stuck inside.
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>> i guess she was trying to get out. but the way she was just reaching, she grabbed onto me, i grabbed onto her and we got her to the door. >> all in a day's work for these two quick-thinking sanitation workers, part of a team that collects 12,000 tons of trash in new york city. >> we got the best job in the city. new york city department of sanitation. they take care of us, and our community, they love us, we take care of them, they care of us. it's incredible. >> that guy loves his job. both rob and george stayed with the family until fdny arrived and helped them into the ambulance before going back to finish the collection route for the rest of the day. >> wow, just amazing. i think new yorkers get a bad rap sometimes. but it's stories like these that show us that we know how to step up. >> you started with pizza rat. what new york is really about. the character of new york we have come to love. >> and cool accents. the best job in the world. >> i love how they just got back
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♪ ♪ time now for a memorial day version of the mix if you're looking for a new home that's out of this world. look no further than houston, texas. >> yeah, it's known as the darth vader house. it's considered a contemporary masterpiece, four and a half baths. 7,000 square feet. the futuristic design will set you back $4.3 million. >> remember what happened to that first death star? let's hope that doesn't happen to this house. now a lot of americans are hitting the road in record numbers this weekend. you're going to have to listen to some tunes. you know what the number one song on american playlists is? you know? >> i'm not going to give it away. >> let's hit it. ♪ sweet home alabama ♪ ♪ ♪ >> that's right.
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"sweet home alabama" is number one, "hotel california" number two and "life is a highway" is number three. i have all three of those songs on my road trip playlist. >> they're classics. you think of summer right when you hear them. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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deja vu: it's live with kelly and ryan. today, a chat with grammy award winning recording artist shania twain, plus star of the mysterious benedict society, tony hale. also a performance from american idol runner up, willie spence, all next on live. and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [crew applauding] ♪ morning, everybody. it's thursday, may 27th, 2021. oh, yes, almost to the end of the week. wow, you guys are lackluster today. yeah, they're excited to see us. heading into that weekend with all the oomph of a tuesday audience. -how are you, kell? -i'm great.


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