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back now with a litter of puppies being rescued from a burning home in central california. six pups were pulled to safety and given oxygen by emts who also bandaged their burned paws. they were taken to an animal hospital and will eventually be reunited with their owner. >> so glad, those poor little things. golf's first major of the year will welcome back one of the biggest stars. more than a year after a devastating car crash, tiger woods is expected to be on the course tomorrow. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: nearly 14 months
after a car crash so violent doctors briefly considered amputating his right leg, tiger woods is back at the masters. >> as of right now i feel like i'm going to play. as of right now. >> reporter: and sparking massive anticipation with this exchange -- >> do you think you can win this week? >> i do. >> what have you seen in your preparation that makes you think that? >> i can hit it just fine. i don't have any qualms about what i can do physically from a golf standpoint. >> reporter: even before that near fatal crash here in southern california in february 2021, the five-time masters champ was recovering from back surgery and a host of other injuries. he says the biggest challenge he faces at this tournament, walking the sprawling hilly terrain at augusta national. >> now given the condition my leg is in, it gets a little more difficult. >> reporter: a woods victory would be one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. he first won golf's biggest prize almost a quarter century ago at just 21 years old, culminating with that hug from his father. his last victory there was in
2019. woods then embraced by his son, charlie. the golf great is confident but after years of setbacks, although cautious enough to leave wiggle room. >> if i feel like i can still win, i'm going to play. if i feel like i can't, you won't see me out here. you guys know me better than that. >> reporter: what could be the final act of woods' storied career will be played on a leg filled with metal rods and screws. he will make a game-day decision on thursday morning. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to matt. baseball's opening day is tomorrow. and when teams take the field, they'll have a new tool in the fight against sign stealing. it's called pitch com, an electronics communication system between the pitcher,
catcher and three field players. a transmitter on the catcher's wrist will send a signal to earpieces inside other players' caps, kind of like in football. about half the league is expected to start using the pitch com. in addition to cutting down on sign stealing, it's also expected to speed up the game. you hear that, houston astros? >> i'm sorry, what signs? >> the catcher will usually indicate signs what pitch he wants. >> and who steals it? >> sometimes the other teams can steal that and relay that information to the hitter so he knows what pitch is coming, right houston astros? >> okay. coming up, the fox hunt on capitol hill. >> a little guy that got a little too close for comfort, attacking six people. >> ooh. >> that's next. you're watching "world news now." .com the fair and honest bidding site. this kitchenaid mixer sold for less than $26. this i-pad sold for less than $43. and this playstation 5 sold for less than a dollar. i won these bluetooth headphones for $20. i got these
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♪ nowhere to run ♪ ♪ nowhere to hide ♪ ♪ ♪ always a lot of running in the nation's capital, but it's usually for office, not around the offices. >> for several hours on capitol hill, though, lawmakers were treated to an april surprise. will ganss is here. now the cat goes meow. the dog goes woof. what does the fox say? >> ring, ding, ding, ding. you knew i was going there. all right, washington, d.c. doesn't necessarily have a reputation for being particularly peaceful, but
thanks to a feisty fox, one congressman described monday as his most unusual day on the hill in ten years. first, there were the white house raccoons. >> ah! freakin' raccoons, man. >> terrorizing reporters and d.c. natives alike. then there was the super rare snowy owl. >> there she goes. she just took off, oh, my god. >> but the latest critter taking a bite out of the d.c. spotlight? >> sometimes the fox just bites you. >> what the -- >> fox nipped me in the ankle. >> the so-called capitol fox on the loose, causing so much chaos the capitol police were forced to issue a warning for your safety, please do not approach any foxes. parody twitter accounts popping up almost instantly. the capitol fox responding to capitol police "you'll never take me alive." she says the fox snuck up behind her. >> i'm good.
i need to go get rabies shots. >> reporter: a california representative was also bitten. his office sharing this photo of the puncture wounds in his suit. dr. barra joking, what does the fox say? last night i found out. in all, six people have reported fox nips or bites within the last few days. what's with all these faux pas? the capitol complex reopened to the public last month. increased tourist traffic means increased food and trash. a feast fit for a fox. capitol police reporting the cunning critter was taken into custody on tuesday afternoon. like so many of his peers on the hill, the capitol fox releasing his own statement following the arrest, saying in part, i am innocent of the crimes in question. this will not be the end. i am a work in progress. animal control officials were planning to relocate the fox that they trapped on tuesday. they didn't say where he will be taken. other than that, though, the only question that remains, what
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♪ ♪ time now for what, wait? you know i wish i could edit that. we're starting with twitter soon getting an edit button, maybe. >> what, wait? wait, what? >> twitter has announced that in the coming months it will be testing an edit feature. the announcement has nothing to do with the timing of elon musk becoming the company's largest shareholder. >> and i kind of believe them. this is something since its inception that a lot of people have been asking for. and for some reason, other platforms have edit buttons, but twitter has been very, very hesitant about implementing that feature. maybe now they will.
next to the researchers in japan bringing robots one step closer to world domination, starting with bananas. >> wait, what? >> a team of researchers have trained these mechanical arms to peel a banana in just under three minutes, while not entirely turning it into mush. researchers hope to train robots to do similar, simple human tasks. >> it currently has a success rate of 57%. that's better than me peeling a banana. >> under three minutes. i love the advancement, and i'm not trying to bash the progress, but i'm just trying to think of where would we need, maybe jamba juice? a robotic banana peeler. a little joe in the juice. >> for now i'm going to keep peeling my own bananas. next to lightning striking
twice for one 17-year-old. >> wait, what? >> he was snorkeling when he spotted a great white shark swimming directly towards him before swimming away. >> did he do what i think he did? >> now if you think that would stop him, it did not. the very next day he met another shark. and this time he caught the moment on video. gently reaching out and grabbing the shark's tail. why? >> why. bailey claims it was the craziest moment of his life. why? >> it could have been crazier. >> sure could have. and finally, to the toilet paper race on board a southwest airlines flight. >> wait, what? >> flight attendants came up with a novel way to distract a plane full of passengers who were stuck on a delayed flight out of chicago. passengers on both aisle rows raced each other to pass the toilet paper roll from the front of the cabin to the rear. >> no word on which side won or who was the favorite. but the passenger said shout out
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