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i'm ryan smith in for t.j. holmes. >> i'm roone that ninan. here's some of the top headlines on "world news now." march roaring in like a lion across "america this morning" with brutal winter storms marching across the plains in to the northeast, dumping snow rain freezing rain and ice. details straight ahead. thvrchts morning's "wall street journal" says hillary clinton will announce her white house bid next month. this is sooner than advisers had originally wanted but clinton apparently wants to jump start fund-raising with a goal of a billion dollars. a sky diver wearing a camera captured another parachuter suffering a series sur your. the man who suffered the seizure came in to midair and landed safely. a perfect launch for a spacex rocket from cape
canaveral last night. the rocket is carrying two commercial satellites in to orbit. those are some of our top stories on monday, march 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." well good monday morning to you. we begin with another one-two punch for the northeast. old man winter back again. >> sure is. just as one storm marches across the northeast, another is lining up in formation behind it. it is pushing snow-weary boston at 8 1/2 feet of snow for the winter close to breaking the all-time snowiest winter. >> it is causing major travel problems across the nation. >> reporter: from the south to the midwest and the northeast the winter that won't quit dumping more snow ice and freezing rain making roads perilous. look at this monumental pileup in no missouri. a greyhound bus packed with 55
people rear ended a tractor-trailer. 40 people taken to the hospital. >> i remember being catapulted straight to the floor. i landed on my back. i'm holding on to dear life praying the bus will not flip. >> reporter: two people traveling in this mangled suv died after the driver lost control on an icy overpass plunging in to this creek in ft. worth, texas. in oklahoma this jeep taking an off-road tum able the top of it ripped off. icy roads in pennsylvania causing this car to slam in to a delivery truck. in new jersey the coast guard and state police searching for a pickup truck that fell through the ice. the driver and passengers made it out alive, but now face criminal charges. the snow is expected to keep pummelening the already battered northeast, bringing those dangerous road conditions here. linzie janis, abc news new york. >> thank you. more freezing rain is expected in north texas today.
further complicating the misery for travelers, many of whom have been stranded at dallas-ft. worth international for days over the weekend. more than 1500 flights were cancelled in and out of dfw. some 5,000 stranded passengers were forced to spend the night at the airport on friday. now here's a look at today's weather. drier, milder today with a lot of melting for the northeast. more rain and freezing rain for parts of texas and much of the south. a wide band of wintry band of mix and rain stretches from mexico to canada. temperatures will be a bit warmer but seasonably cold for the northeast and great lakes regions. 30s across the midwest. 40s and 50s across the south. 47 new orleans and 82 in miami. in phoenix, the weather was apparently quite nice for exploring caves but didn't turn out so nice for a woman who got herself stuck on the south side of the papago boots. rescuers say she was trapped in
a position with 150 foot vertical drop below her. in the the woman this her 20s a called for help when she started to slip. it took firefighters 16 hours to get her to safety. an explosive justice department report on the ferguson missouri police department could be released as soon as this week. the report is expected to accuse the department of making discriminatory traffic stops of african-americans that created years of racial animosity. it concludes that animosity led to the police shooting of make michael brown. but the police officer involved darin wilson is not expected to be charged. tens of thousands of people took to the streets of moscow to honor an opposition politician gunned down in the shadow of the kremlin. a great deal of speculation this morning about who was behind the brutal killing. abc's llama hassen has the story. >> reporter: they were marching peacefully through the heart of moscow. op silgs supporters due to lead
the rally boris nemtsov with banners reading i'm not afraid. >> political point of you, the blog of nemtsov because butten is responsible for this atmosphere of hateness this atmosphere of nontolerance. >> reporter: it was this intolerance and nemtsov's opposition of the war in ukraine and president vladimir putin's policies accusing the kremlin of being involved in the murder. russian state owned television airing this video they say shows the moment of nemtsov's shooting. a snowplow conveniently blocking the view. who who's responsible for nemtsov's murder? there's no shortage of wild theories from cia killers to islamic extremists. the kremlin strongly denies any role in boris nemtsov's death with putin saying he will personally supervise the investigation. abc news london. new images this morning of three british schoolgirls suspected of running away to
join isis. turkish media showing video that shows the girls boarding a bus for syria. the girls just 15 and 16 years old were last seen at a london airport before taking a flight to istanbul. security can officials estimate so far 50 british women have gone to join the extremists. on capitol hill a showdown is looming over funding the department of homeland security. a partial shutdown of the department is possible at the end of this week. a small group of house republicans is linking those funds to a roll back of president obama's unilateral moves on immigration. today the senate is set to vote on a so-called clean bill that will fund dhs with no strings attached. the texas nurse who came down with ebola is suing the hospital where she got sick. nina pham blames the hospital for not training the nurses properly and invading her privacy by publicly identifying her.
the official events marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in selma, alabama get started on thursday. that didn't stop 1,000 people from holding a march of their own. they walked in to selma across the bridge in the opposite direction of the march. in 1965 organizers say that was to recognize progress made since the civil rights era. bill deblasio braved the snow to take part in the saint pats for all parade an also a group from the willing bt community. organizers of this st. patrick's day parade excluded gay groups for they say one gay con tin jint will be allowed to march under its own banner this year. it is exactly 50 years ago today when the world was first introduced to the endearing
story of the von trapp family. ♪ the hills are alive with the sound of music ♪ >> the sound of music with its breathtaking views of the austrian alps and sumptuous score premiered march 2nd, 1965 and went on to win five academy awards for best picture and best music. >> 20th century fox is set to release a collectors edition with 13-plus hours of bonus content. i will be buying that. >> you know what gets me about this, we are reading about this and we read about christopher blum plumber everyone knows him from the sound of music. he hated doing it and only did it to get his stripes. . i have learned to behave myself about it. >> what? >> come on. it made you famous. everybody sees him as the famous patriarch of the von trapp family. >> he was really good. >> apparently he didn't like it so much.
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recent times. here's about's pierre thomas with an exclusive interview with their new leader. >> reporter: what has the secret service planning day and night. make no mistake this is deadly serious business. the secret service's ability to protect the president has been called in to question after a series of embarrassing and very public failures. soliciting prostitutes in chom ya, agents drunk on a presidential detail in amsterdam, and perhaps most damming of all, this man jumping the fence at the neigh's most famous aeds making his way deep inside the white house. >> i think when you fail and we have failed we own it. now it's up to us to correct it. there's no excuse. >> reporter: we met exclusively with the man picked by mr. obama to fix what's wrong with the secret service and repair its image. joseph clancey, a retired secret service veteran called back to duty. as for those failures -- >> there's anger but then a do you
fix this? how did it go wrong and how do we fix it. >> reporter: the white house fence jumper that had to hit you in the gut. >> absolutely. that day we had a convergence of failures. >> reporter: what about that sort of behavior? was it training, a cultural issue, what do you think was the root of those issues. >> individual lack of discipline. also we have to do a better job of mentoring coaching, teaching and train aing our people that this is unacceptable. >> reporter: while clancey admits the failures were devastating he doesn't believe they truly reflect the people of the agency. i wouldn't have come back if i didn't believe in the men and women of the secret service. we all want to fix this and they are working diligently to get this thing back on track. >> reporter: it comes at a highly pressurized moment in washington with congress threatening to block funding for the department of homeland security that includes the secret service. >> the first family white house will be secure. we will complete our mission.
>> reporter: all of this partisan bickering comes as the secret service faces new threats. recently a drone penetrated the white house perimeter. >> i personally briefed the president on that day. he had specific questions and was very concerned as he should be. >> reporter: as for the fence. >> the fence should go higher. we are trying to create time and dance so people can react. >> reporter: he said the fence will look different. >> we have had practical people looking at raising, putting additional features on the fence and we expect that to be in place in the near future. >> reporter: his message to would be fence jumpers. >> look at the film on october 22nd when the k-9s were released. >> reporter: this dog seemed to want to send a message, too. >> i wouldn't suggest it. >> reporter: pierre thomas abc news washington. >> oh boy. you know one of the biggest
threats the secret service has is of a lone wolf attacker. someone who on their own plans and plots something and tries to execute that. >> this job will be cleaning up the image of the secret service. a lot of people looking at them saying why are there all of these failings in pierre's piece. a lot of it is pr and getting people to see the agency protecting the president, the most important asset of this country. the 4-year-old case of a missing mother and a new push for clues. >> her family holding out hope for answers while new details come to light. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" co
therefore new efforts to solve a mystery of what happened to a florida mother of three who went mising. >> 100 officers involved in a new push for clues and mara schiavocampo has the latest on the story. >> reporter: orlando police following new leads in their search for michelle parker almost four years after the
mother of three mysteriously vanished on the same day she appeared on "the people's court." >> he said he wanted his ring. so i took it off and threw it at him. >> reporter: parker seen here bickering with her former fiance dale smith over an engagement ring. >> he gets pretty malicious and vin ticktive and is a mean person. >> reporter: duking it out on national television with the father of her twins who is the primary suspect in her disappearance. >> do you have anything to say about this. >> reporter: police revisiting this wooded area located between two key sites in this investigation, dale smith's home where parker was last seen dropping off their toddler and the body of water where her cell phone was found over two weeks later. search teams spending hours combing the dense, wooded area not far from the orlando airport. a 2011 search by cadaver dogs came up empty, and so did this one. >> it is agony not knowing what happened to your child.
we thought we should go back and look at the woods are. >> reporter: parker's mother says authorities say search teams were looking for this decal it was missing from parker's humvee when found days later in a parking lot across town. >> i want to find michelle alive, not dead. >> reporter: while parker's loved ones remain optist mick, smith has never been charged in connection with her disappearance and he has dust custody of their children. >> we will find michelle. it is a matter of time. mara schiavocampo abc news new york. >> it's been a mystery for a number of years. people have been following this case. smith since moved to tennessee with those two children but police aren't even saying at this point there's going to be a new search. >> what do you think happens now? >> it is -- these cases are tough. they wait for the public to come forward with more information. until then they have to push and find whatever they can. >> police are asking folks to come forward if they know anything. >> absolutely.
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♪ the plot has indeed thickened in the mystery of the stolen oscar gown. the dress of a thousand pearls worn by an a award winner swiped from a west hollywood hotel room. >> very good. >> like a movie. >> suspenseful. the dress has been recovered. the thief of all people raising questions about its value. here's abc's kendis gibson. >> lupita to your right.
>> reporter: it was one of the most talked about dresses on the red carpet. >> ravishing. >> reporter: the exquisite lupita nyong'o. >> reporter: the actress lupita nyong'o's calvin klein dress adorned with 6,000 pearls. it caught many in the fashion world and crime world. stolen from her hotel triggering a police search for the estimated $150,000 gown. then a real hollywood plot twist. tmz said they received a call from the alleged thief and alerted detectives. the tip led to the gown found inside of a trash bag in a restroom at this hotel. >> the dress we have in our possess session, resem ables the dress she wore the night of the oscars. >> the call to tmz the anonymous clerk said he took two to the garment district and learned they were fake. real or fake police say it was a crime and what about a sequel? >> as we go forward we will see
celebrities wearing expensive gowns that are probably followed by security guards. >> reporter: no comment on the value from the loot from calvin dplien klein, the gown's owner but in state to women's wear daily they say they are grateful for a happy ending. >> i love a world where a thief is like wait a second this is fake. >> take it in. >> exactly. calvin klein's people according to sources. this is tmz as well they said they never said it was worth 150 grand. that was the stylist and -- >> that's funny. some truth to that. >> that's right. thieves doesn't pay. that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnn fans.com. remember, crime doesn't pay.
this morning on "world news now," march misery. the ice and snowstorms sending travelers in to a tail spin across a huge section of the country. your life flash before your eyes because you don't know if you are going to die. >> thousands of airline travelers stranded and the storms gaining strength today and tomorrow. new clues about schoolgirls leaving home to join isis and the identity of the masked killer joan as jihadi john who is taking massive steps to stop the most feared terrorists in the world. deadly race the spectators killed in an illegal street race in california. the suspect in custody and all-out search for another. >> they just race race and race. >> reporter: the human toll the serious charges and what police are trying to do to stop these drivers. it is monday march 2nd.
>> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." hey, good morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm ryan smith in for t.j. holmes. he's on assignment. i just came back from miami where it was 75 degrees. >> why did you return? >> i don't know because it is in the 20s outside. >> it is pretty awful. it took me three hours to get in to the office on i-95. >> oh my goodness. >> we were going 25b9 5 miles an hour. >> on that note let's talk winter storms because they are all over the place. >> they really are. the latest winter storm hitting the northeast and yet another one, cueing up behind it. >> fresh snow is adding to the winter misery in new england with boston get this already at 8 1/2 feet this winter. just under six inches across from the all-time snowfall record and another storm is on track to hit the northeast tomorrow. our coverage begins now with abc's se veal ya vega. >> reporter: weary travelers are wondering if they will get home.
5 thousand stuck at the dallas-ft. worth airport alone. it is mind boggling. >> reporter: as snowplows struggle to keep roads clear, drivers had trouble staying ahead of the weather. >> this is probably the third time i have stopped to clean off my windshield wiper and make sure my headlights aren't frozen over. >> reporter: a does en cars became casualties. their drivers shaken but uninjured. >> nobody slowed down until it was too late. >> i spun out and i'm there. >> reporter: alfhea henderson's commute turned terrifying. in kentucky black ice forced police to shut down a portion of i-64. >> solid sheet of ice. >> reporter: in central indiana seven inches of snow made sure sunday was no day of rest for homeowners, even driving was a hands-on activity. the bitter weather has homeless
shelters struggling to find food clothing and sleeping space. >> we make room for as many people as we can safely fit in the building. >> reporter: the forecast promises some warm up on monday. cecilia vegas abc news new york. the rest of the country is getting hit by bad weather as well. >> some areas even saw hail. this storm is picking up power as it moves east causing problems today and tomorrow. accu-weather's stephanie olmo picks up our coverage. storm good morning, stephanie. >> good morning reena and ryan. on this monday we are dealing with messy conditions across the southwest region. as you can take a look the pink where we have the wintry mix, and across the southizona, beneficial wet weather across the golden state. much of the state in significant drought. this is going to ramp up across the south central states. we are concerned for an icy mix across portions of texas. exercise caution if you are doing traveling this morning.
tuesday in to tuesday night it's going to intensify as it continues to press over to the east. across the eastern sections of the u.s. another round of unsettled conditions three to six inches expected in sioux falls by the time it is said and done. reena and ryan back to you. >> thank you so much stephanie. israeli prime minister netanyahu has arrived in washington to deliver the speech to congress the obama administration did not want him to give. the fact that netanyahu accepted an a invitation to pez address congress from house speaker john boehner caused an uproar that exposed tensions between the u.s. and israel. secretary of state john kerry says he does not want the speech turned in to a political football. >> secretary kerry is talking about the hunt for jihadi john as clues surface in the search for three missing british schoolgirls believed to have joined isis. here's abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: a first glimpse, closed circuit tv show appears
to show the girls in a bus terminal. it has been two weeks since they disappeared from gatwick airport reportedly heading to join isis. the same video shows the teens walking around before boarding a bus headed to the turkey syria border. >> we'll begin to slaughter your people on your streets. >> reporter: in britain the hunt is on for information about mohammed emwazi, known as jihadi john. >> i want to condemn you guys for being the tongue of the biggest terrorists in the world d finding emwazi's group has been difficult so far. secretary of state john kerry says arab nations are stepping up their involvement. >> syria is a bigger challenge. we will need people on the ground that will not be american forces but we are working on that. i am confident that over time we will beat we will indeed degrade and ultimately december trite isil. >> reporter: on cbs "face the
nation" john boehner was not sold on the president' current strategy. >> they are barbarians and we are poking them in the nose. we're not there to defeat and destroy them. we don't have a plan that do that. >> he says american troops are needed in order to win. bazi kanani abc news, washington. isis has reportedly released 19 christians kidnapped in northern syria last week all over the age of 50 but is holding 200 more. syrian christian pros tested outside of u.n. offices in lebanon calling for international protection of religious minorities. isis has been destroying their villages enslaving their women and destroying their places of worship. tens of thousand s of people marched in moscow to honor opposition a politician boris nemtsov who was murdered on the city street. he had been slated to lead the protest himself. marchers carried banners reading "i am not afraid." suspects range from the kremlin to the cia to islamic
extremists. russian president vladimir putin is personally supervising the investigation. nearly a year after the disappearance of malaysia flight 370 a new system designed to better track airplanes is being tested. air space managers from us a central ya, indonesia and malaysia are leading the test. it enables planes to be tracked more frequently than before which makes it easier to find them in the event that something goes wrong. >> the new minimum tracking interval for remote oceanic areas will be 15 minutes. this improves on the previous tracking rate of 30 to 40 minutes. >> reporter: malaysia airlines flight 370 veered off course last march before crashing in a remote part of the indian ocean. the search of the area is ongoing but nothing has been found. prince william has started an hiss tore tick four-day trip to mainland china. he visited a museum of chinese houses and is meeting with china's president today in
beijing. william travels to shanghai. his visit to china is the first by a british royal since his grandmother, the queen was there in 1986. hillary clinton could be weeks from an announce about her future. the "wall street journal" reporting she will likely announce her run for the white house next month. advisers had suggested she wait until the summer. she apparently wants to get a jump start on flzing. the texas next nurse who came down with ebola is suing the hospital where she became sick. a lawsuit is filed today alleges the texas health presbyterian hospital and parent company did not provide proper training for nina pham and her colleagues. pham became ill while caring for an ebola patient who died. >> we believe she can be a voice for other nurses so that something like this never happens to another nurse in the united states of america. >> reporter: in response the hospital says it remain s confident that constructive dialogue can resolve the issue. international space station
is readied for the next phase of space travel. two american astronauts completed their third space walk in just over a week rigging up new parking spots for space taxis. since nasa retired the shuttle's fleet, u.s. scientists have had to book rides on russian spacecraft. the boeing and spacex are building commercial vehicles that will begin flight in 2017. we have a perfect get away for spacex and rockets lifting off from cape canaveral florida. the company was carrying two commercial satellites in to orbit. after a schism launch last month, spacex tried to land the rocket on a barge so it could be reused but the experiment failed. last night's rocket lands back in the ocean it won't likely be recovered. a thrift score shopper scored a piece of history for 40 bucks. dr. julie win hwang of toronto said she thought the blue suit was just a replica of one that belonged to canadian astronaut
chris hadfield until she tracked him down on facebook. it turns out it was one of hadfield's many space suits likely donated to a warehouse that found its way in to a thrift shop. there she is looking spiffy in the new space seuss suit. nice. >> yes. now it is time to hit the beach. why not, grab some waves with one of the best surfers in the world. >> laird hamilton you know the name maybe. riding on a foil board, it rises above the surface like that when it reaches a certain speed. >> he did this in the water off of new zealand. what else can we say? really cool right. >> looks like aquaman. >> looks like he is levitating. >> it does. i want one. first i have to learn to surf then we can do that. >> then you can do that absolutely. >> i went on a surfing trip once for a week. it took me three days to get up on the board. >> and -- >> and then i got on the board and continued to keep falling but at least i got up.
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another man's body shake uncontrollably there. he was having a seieizure plummeting to the ground. luckily the person wearing the camera was able to pull his rip cord. the man who suffered the seizure came to about 3,000 feet up and he was able to land safely. thank goodness. >> also safely on the ground that small plane at an airport in florida. it wound up 60 feet off the runway after landing yesterday. there were nine people on board. one of them was brought to the hospital for treatment. the faa is looking in to the incident. turning to los angeles now where police are searching for a driver involved in an illegal and deadly street race. >> that's right. a car slammed in to a crowd of onlookers leaving two dead one accused driver behand bars at this point. abc's brandi hitt has more on the race and the search for the driver. >> reporter: a manhunt following this deadly drag race in los angeles. watch the gray mustang on the
left spin out of control, plowing through a crowd of spectators on thursday morning. police say the driver of the mustang, 21-year-old henry -- turned himself in. now booked on murder charges. he hasn't entered a plea while the second driver remains on the run. >> our investigators are pursuing leads to identify who the person is. >> you can see the thick, black tire marks where the drag race started. witnesses say both cars didn't make it far when the mustang spun out of control and right in to the cr >> 26-year-old eric is one of the two people killed a third critically injured. it's a scene becoming all too familiar in california. police -- the driver's often escaping. it is a regular occurrence on this street, too, according to neighbors. >> they just race and race and race. two cars from this lane were those marks are is where they
start. >> reporter: opponents hope the tragic deaths this time will reinforce their call for these dangerous drag races to be stopped. brandi hitt abc news los angeles. >> did you know your first violation for street racing, if you are pulled off the streets, 24 hours in jail or 90. >> 90 days in jail oh, my goodness. they also have -- if you aid or abet a street race you spend some time in jail. you know what these things are getting birg area across the country. movies like "the fast and furious" glak glamorize them a little bit but paul walker the actor in fast and furious died during a high-speed car crash. it is a scary situation out. there who knows. the cops are doing everything they can to cut down on these incidents across the country. how about we take the plunge well not us but lady gaga and her new beau. >> we should do it too. >> you are in to this. >> love this. >> they stormed the shores of lake michigan and some famous
faces turned up. i think i may have given it away before. but that will be up next. >> i want to get in that. ahead in the next half hour, comedy backlash did "saturday night live" go too far, over the thyme line with the isis sketch they have did. is it wrong or simply not funny? we will hear from both sides. you are watching "world news now."
she thinks not. when you do it for charity maybe it's fine. in chicago this weekend, plenty of people were justified, i would say, in this strange human behavior because it was all for a good cause. diane from wls has more. >> reporter: a polar plunge for the history books in more ways than one. not only did a record number of plungers jump in to the freezing lake michigan water, but some big-name celebrities showed up. some without warning. nobody expected this. wearing a chicago fire department t-shirt pop star lady gaga took the polar plunge. she was dropped in the freezing lake michigan water while on the shoulders of her fiance taylor kinney kinney. moments before complete with a live bag pipe performance, wearing a blackhawks jersey vince vaughn took the plunge. >> feels great. yeah. >> little chilly but fun. >> reporter: this is the largest fund-raising event for the special olympics chicago. the polar plunge involves brave
souls going in to lake michigan despite freezing temperatures inside the water and below freezing temperatures outside. >> it was cold. i'm not going to lie but it you fun. >> reporter: proceeds provide year around activities and events to 5,000 special olympic athletes. >> we feel the heart pounding today. >> reporter: with a great turnout, organizers are excited for what next year could bring. >> up just under 5,000 people plunging. the special olympics surpassed their goal over $1 million. diane pathieu, abc news. >> they got 4500 people to do the plunge. i used to do. that i have done it in new york. it is invigorating. i'm telling you folks, you would be shocked to do it. you dread it but once you jump in you feel amazing. >> why not use irish spring soap and take a shower to feel invigorated. >> that's one way you can do it. bring the soap with you this there. >> two for the price of one.
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all right. time for "the mix." folks, let me introduce you to the world's worst car thief. i'm just going to jump right in. this is a guy in ireland. he's trying to break in to a car. throws a rock. i'm not getting in. he goes to the other side of the car -- oh! the threw a brick at the window and it pops him in the face and knocks him out cold. got to love it. i have to show you it on slo-mo so you can see the technique. bam, knocked out. look the guy whose car it was a pub owner named jerry brady. he comes across this guy knocked down on the floor and bleeding and like what happened to him and the guy comes to and threatens him and saysly tell the cops you knocked me out cold
if you -- >> the guy takes off again. >> the guy is threatening him after knocked out cold. >> that is going to the top of the dumb criminals file there. >> the brick is priceless. best thing i have ever seen. i think the best thing i have ever seen is last night, yesterday. all of these gorgeous italian supermodels with incredible accessory on the runway with their kids. talk about that. the mother of all fashion accessories. doll che and goe banny's fashion week had a tribute to mothers and motherhood. the show was called viva lama ma. the ages range from a few months to a few years old and even the pregnant super mod 30 years old sported her own baby bump. apparently all of the kids were very well behaved. the mamas showed up in evening gowns and the children had their little outfits. >> i hope a kid was wearing a diaper in front. >> i don't think so. >> you think it is au natural?
>> au natural. >> via the diaper change. >> this is what happens when mom goes out and dad is left alone with the kids. this dad built a luge track for his children. >> no. >> this isn't any old luge track. it is super duper. goes around the house, created out of packed snow and ice complete with a few embankments, tunnels and things like that. >> you are right. no way mom was around. >> mom was gone. >> this is something i would do. as soon as i saw it i thought i have to do this for my kids. >> crazy. >> reena, would you let that happen in. >> you know what taco bell is testing a new icing filled captain crunch favored doughnut hole in bakersfield. would you eat this. >> no. >> they are testing it. >> what's inside, captain crunch
this morning on "world news now", extreme weather them misery this first week of march from coast to coast. misery this first week of march from coast to coast. from stranded travelers to near record snowfall in boston. get the latest storm warnings from accu-weather. seeking justice. e texas nurse infected with ebola while treating a dying patient. the lawsuit she's filing today and why she's angry. controversial comedy. the "saturday night live" spoof on the popular super bowl ad. a girl ready to join isis but does it go too far? justin bieber celebration. the boozy bash marking a milestone e pop star. that's in "the skinny" on this monday, march 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i'm ryan smith in for t.j. holmes. this is reena ninan. i thought justin bieber was past the partying stuff and wanted to
clean up his image. >> i don't think you are ever past the partying. >> not if you are justin bieber or reena ninan. >> that's right. i seem like the boozy. >> that's right. especially when it comes to winter storms. like that transition. that was a nice transition. another winter storm hitting the northeast and another behind it. >> in parts of kentucky, the combination of a wintry mix ofng frozen ground triggered car crashes and shut down portions of 64 just outside of lexington. >> north of philadelphia, snow giving way to freezing rain, glazed roads with a layer of ice. gloria riveria kicks off our coverage. >> reporter: this is how more than 5,000 people spent the weekend at the airport in dallas-ft. worth. those 1700 cancelled nights at dfw alone over the weekend, all thanks to icy winter weather. the bitter conditions a nemesis for travelers, causing a ripple effect for 3500 flights and counting cancelled across the
country. the american airlines hub dfw one of the nation's busiest airports., one of the nation's busiest airports. hit the hardest. lines of weary travelers trying to get on a flight out. at these counters just five agents to handle hundreds of flyers. >> this is just a glimpse at what a backlog looks like when thousands of travelers have been delayed. some say they have been confirmed on a new flight but doesn't leave until tuesday. family and friends separated and not enough seats on the new plane. bay by far by far, the biggest complaint i'm hearing is customer service. >> you are taking a nap and on hold with the airlines. how long have you been on hold. >> three days.? >> three days. >> three days on hold. >> reporter: beverly was supposed to leave on friday for family vacation in mexico. >> american still has not called us about any of these cancellations. >> reporter: her family waiting in line in texas while her son is already in mexico.
american airlines taking to twitter to try to appease flyers, tweeting to traveller phillip we're sincerely sorry for the frustration and to doug, we're ready for it to be over, too. here in dallas-ft. worth there are more american airlines agents to help to deal with passengers. still nearly 500 flights cancelled. one man i spoke to said he is getting home to boston. that's where they know bad weather. he says this could have been handled better. gloria riveria, abc news. dallas-ft. worth. with this late e storm, dallas is approaching the all-time snow record. so far this winter 8 1/2 feet of snow has fallen. the city is less than six inches away from breaking the record for snowiest winter on record set 20 years ago. crews are working overtime trying to melt the mountains of snow. >> 9500 truck loads a night off e street. are not out of room but arting to get tight. we're still removing snow. >> the northeast gets a break today but tomorrow is another story. accu-weather's stephanie olmo has the story. >> reporter: good morning, reena and ryan.
conditions are improving across the northeast but the same cannot be said across the southwest region. we are dealing with unsettled conditions as the storm system continues to press to the east producing rain showers across the golden state of california. very beneficial for california as much of the state is in a significant drought. we are concerned for thunderstorms across eastern sections of arizona. as the system continues to press over to the east, we are concerned for a icy mix across the northern edge of texas, especially during the morning hours. now tuesday in to tuesday night, it's really going to ramp up across the eastern sections of the u.s. so another round of messy conditions all across the area. ryan and reena, back to you. >> thank you so much, stephanie. the justice department is expected to announce as a early as this week the result of its investigation in to the ferguson, missouri, police department. the report is expected to accuse the department of making discriminatory traffic stops of african-americans that created years of racial animosity.
it concludes animosity led to last year's police shooting of teenager michael brown. the police officer involved darin wilson is not expected to be charged. in los angeles, a disturbing altercation with police caught on video. a lapd spokesman said a man -- police shot and killed a man on skid row after a struggle over an officer's weapon. officers responding to a robbery call struggled with the flailing suspect. several falling to the streets. in the chaos, two officers broke away and subdued a woman who picked up one of their dropped batons and then shots rang out. the department said two officers and the sergeant fired their weapons. several investigations are already under way. texas nurse who came down with ebola while caring for a patient is suing the hospital where she got sick. nina pham blames the house for -- the hospital for not training
its nurses properly and invading her privacy by publicly identifying her. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the nurse who became the face of the ebola battle in america is about to start a new fight. nina pham says she is filing a lawsuit against the parent company of the dallas hospital where she contracted the virus. the 26-year-old claims texas health presbyterian hospital didn't train the staff to treat ebola and didn't give them proper protective gear, leaving parts of their skin exposed as they cared for ebola patient, tom eric duncan who later died. pham telling the dallas morning news she was a symbol of corporate neglect. a casualty of a hospital's system's failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis. >> we believe she can be a voice so that something like this never happens to another nurse in the united states of america. >> pham was cured in october at the national institutes of health is back in dallas with her dog bentley but says she is
still copes with the after affects, nightmares body aches and other health issues. texas health resources responding to questions about the lawsuit says in a statement they support pham and remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this may be matter. amber vincent, the other nurse infected with lola at the same hospital and later cured hasn't said whether she plans to take legal action. >> thank you so much, marci. >> thank you so much. do you think she has a case here. >> if she wasn't properly trained and thrust in to that situation with the thought that she was properly trained, based on what she received from the hospital i think she has a great case. >> does it set a precedent. >> it could set a precedent and a lot of people were infected at were treating patients they could be watching and see what happens with nina pham's lawsuit. that would affect what i do. a showdown over funding the homeland security department is looming. a partial shutdown is possible the end of this week.
a small group of house republicans is linking those funds to a roll back of president obama's moves on immigration. major decision by hillary clinton, "wall street journal" says clinton will announce her presidential candidacy next month. advisers suggested she wait til the summer to protect her om the inevitable public tacks but she decided not to it longer to get a jump on fund-raiser. netanyahu has arrived in washington for his controversial speech tomorrow before congress. he has come at the invitation of house speaker john boehner who did not tell the white house in advance that he would ask the prime minister to speak. that's raised tension between the two countries. secretary of state kerry says he does not want the visit to be a political football. new images this morning of three british schoolgirls suspected of running away to join isis. turkish media showing video of the girls visiting bus stations in istanbul and boarding a bus for syria.
the girls just 15 and 16 years old were last seen at a london airport before taking a flight to istanbul. security officials estimate 50 british women have gone to join the extremists. pope francis is offering special prayers for isis hostages. tens of thousands of people joined him in prayer at the vatican yesterday as the pope called on everyone to remember those held captive in syria and victims of violence in venezuela's unrest. he's demanding an end to terrorism and brutality worldwide. britain's prince william is on a four-day trip to china. he visited a museum of traditional chinese houses and meets with the chinese president today in beijing and then travels to shanghai. his visit is the first by a by a british royal his his grandmother, the queen, was there in 1986. >> samsung is giving apple a run for its money. samsung unveiled a s-6. putting them on the cutting edge of design. the flagship phones are ditching plastic.
they are metal and glass and feature upgrades with faster processing speeds, batteries that charge twice as fast as iphones and new high-resolution camera. of course they come out right after you purchase your whatever phone you get, right. speaking of recharging ikea launched a line of high-tech furniture that can charge your mobile devices wirelessly. the lamps, desks and tables feature built-in wi-fi charging wireless charging plates that will enable users to set their phone down on the surface of the furniture to juice it up without the tangle of cables it goes on sale next month. you like this one. >> i have been waiting for. this why is it just happening now. i'm glad it is happening. my birthday is next month. you will get ten out of from ople out this. attention car lovers the auto show in geneva opens on thursday. here's a look one of the stars of the show. it is audi's powerful new r8. ten cylinder engine, zero to 60 in three seconds that's how reena drives.
>> how i roll. >> all of that power will cost you. the basic model is 185 grand and the more souped up version is the $202,000 version of course because you need that one. it goes on sale this summer in europe and later in the u.s. >> good news, gas prices are still low. look on the bright side. wild scene to show you from north carolina. >> here we go. that that's a bat that interrupted a high school basketball game. look at that guy. a playoff game, high school playoff game. it happened just before the game started. >> somebody eventually hit the bat with the broom kill canning it.canning it. and once they cleaned that up the game went ahead. >> must have been fun to play on a court with a dead bat's remains. wonderful. >> apparently there's a bat problem in that area. bladenboro, north carolina. >> last month's game location had to be changed because there were bats in the gym. >> this happens in sporting events we have seen it happen in
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dad, featuring a tearful dad dropping his daughter off to become a soldier. but "saturday night live" guest host dakota johnson is joining a different kind of army. >> dad, it's just isis. >> reporter: isis fighter. >> take care of her. >> death to america. >> reporter: some appreciated the humor. comedian arsenio hall tweeting "snl" hilarious. many others aren't laughing. on-line reaction exploding calling it depraved, horrible taste and the most unfunny "snl" piece of all time. especially in light of the terror group's brutal hostage executions and recent news three british teens may have run off to join the extremists. it's not the first time the comedy show has tackled this topic. >> so who's ready to invest in crushing the west? >> reporter: late last year, doing a parody of the show "shark tank."
now taran killam, the actor who played the father in this latest skit, is speaking out on the controversy, writing on twitter, proud of this. freedom to mock is our greatest weapon. using the weapon of comedy to fight a serious threat. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. comedy is a tough thing. you take risks. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. >> some of the isis videos make it look tough and mean and sometimes it is nooik nice to take the wind out of their pr machine. c bands. skinny up next.
skinny so skinny. topping the headlines this morning, guess what, everybody, the biebs is legal. >> justin bieber pulled out the stops saturday night for his 21st birthday party. private caribbean island as one does for a wild party as he rang in his milestone birthday by guzzling champagne and corona lights. >> exactly what i did. rumored girlfriend haley baldwin was on hand. as party goers inside the booze
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well, there's a major mystery unfolding in san francisco. police are on the hunt for someone who swiped recipes from a popular bakery. >> whoa. cue the mystery machine. now the search is on for what's being called the great cruffin caper. if you don't know what a cruffin is yet abc's cecilia vega is about to enlighten you. >> reporter: a dash of that and that does a cruffin make. >> tastes like a sugary croissant.
>> reporter: doughy goodness. that's what it is. so good people line up outside the bake house to get their hands on one of these things and now a case of sticky fingers. early friday morning, a bakery worker noticed the recipe binders were empty, no equipment missing, no money taken, no doors ajar, just hundreds of recipes gone. the secrets to the cruffin swiped. >> someone got greedy wanted something more than what was theirs and they came in. >> there is a surveillance camera but wasn't turned on that day. an inside cruffin job perhaps, a cruffin caper. >> they are trademarked cruffin. we have to be careful about people reselling it on the streets maybe. >> reporter: police following the crumbs. cruffin fans, yes, there are many, i donut believe this. much to do about nothing. >> it maybe a rabid fan who wants to make it for themselves.
>> reporter: the bakery sending a message out of their own, beware of counterfeit cruffins. good thing the bakers know the recipes by heart. >> the person that stole the recipes, could they make as good of a cruffin, i guess we'll see won't we? >> cecilia vega, abc news. >> i like my guy there throwing down. what are you going to do. >> you know what we are going to do. >> you were telling me that your wife got in to baking and you were thinking of opening -- >> somebody told me there was a message for a cruffin on the street. i'm making a few of them. cruffin empire coming. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
>> now, good morning washington, on your side. >> winter weather alert. our crews are checking out the conditions. what you need to know to stay safe. a good monday morning. autria: we learned the federal government is opening on a two-hour delayed arrival. to all of the schools -- schools are opening two hours late. jummy: things are trying out but the roads and sidewalks are