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checking today's weather for the rest of the nation the rain ginger mentioned stretches up the east coast to the ohio valley. there will be some snow in mist michigan and across the dakotas. 91 phoenix. 84 in miami. 40 degree s colder than detroit. 62 is a popular number in new york. denver and salt lake city. community leaders in michigan are demanding two officers involved in the violent arrest of a black man be fired. police officers have -- police have launched an internal investigation in to the death of floyd -- it shows the officer punching him in the head. they claim they thought he was reaching for a weapon but he was not armed. a fraternity member kicked the university of oklahoma after caught on video leading a racist chant said he will speak against racism. he met with leaders in oklahoma city and apologized. >> there are no excuses for my
behavior. i never thought of myself as a racist. i never considered it a possibility. but the bottom line is that the words said in that chant were mean hateful and racist. >> the lawmaker who organized yesterday's meeting says she believe's levi pettit's apology is genuine and she forgives him. the senate takes up work today on the federal budget one day after the house passed its version. it relies on $5 trillion in cuts over the next decade. much of the savings from medicaid food stamps and welfare. the two versions will have to be merged in to one before the april 15th deadline. speaking of budgeting, a couple from pennsylvania has a lot of it to do after a big lottery win or maybe they don't. joseph and jodi are $7 million richer thanks to a scratch off ticket. >> he was sent the ticket by his dad. it was tucked in to a get well card because he was recovering from surgery. >> my dad does that too. he said he couldn't celebrate
too much because he was supposed to relax. the couple is married almost a year and he works for verizon. she's a social worker at least for now. >> the ticket was bought in new york which is why yesterday's announcement was made there in new york. >> that's nice. >> what do you do do you have to split it with dad? >> no, it's a gift. plus dad loves you. he is giving it to you. now that's your money. >> daddy raised you and took time to buy that tichblgt better get him something nice for christmas. >> happy day. coming up the member of one direction who sent his worldwide fan base in to a tail spin. >> reena is still reeling. ahead, real life drama from a firefighter making that rescue the rescue that captured so much attention and put him in the spotlight. later on this "throwback thursday," no effort workouts. a notion from 1989. oh we just had to revisit this one. you are watching "world news now." >> where did that go?
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topping our health headlines this morning, smog and pregnancy. a new study looking at pregnant women living in new york city and los angeles is suggesting a link between a mother's exposure to pollution and changes in their baby's brain and behavior later in life. the study admittedly small and inconclusive found the higher the pollution exposure the higher their kid were to have adhd and memory issues. an important ruling out of washington. the supreme court sided in favor of a female employee who sued u.p.s. claiming she was discriminated against for being pregnant and on unpaid leave. it is forcing companies across
the country to rethink how they accommodate pregnant employees. next to law enforcement and toddlers. one little guy in particular. his dramatic rescue by a police officer risking his own life storming in to a burning home. >> it was caught on the officer's body camera. steve osunsami has the story. >> looking for a baby. >> >> reporter: sergeant hudson's bravery was recorded by the camera he was wearing. in this house fire he was only expecting to direct traffic when this grandmother told him there was a young boy inside. >> where's your grand baby? >> in the first bedroom. >> reporter: firefighters hadn't yet arrived but sergeant hudson with three sons of his own couldn't wait pushing himself through the smoke, past the kitchen where fire was burning and in to the back bedroom. >> go go, go go. >> where he rescued the 3-year-old who was barely breathing. >> does it feel good to have everyone celebrating a police officer today? >> yes, sir but not necessarily
it is me they are making a fuss over. >> reporter: here's the video from the body camera. the grandson finally catching his breath. >> what's your name? >> ray ray. >> ray ray, i'm joe, man. >> the sergeant said it is in a day's work. steve osunsami abc news. >> what a great story rm we spent a lot of time talking about the negative things police officers have done across the country. good to see a story like this. a guy springing in to action saving the boy's life. >> can you believe the body cams for the georgia police department were bought by money donated from the waffle house because one of their own, kevin jordan an officer was shot and killed at a restaurant there. they just started to use these cameras on new year's day this year. >> kudos to that office enarea then georgia police department. great heads up work there. >> absolutely. coming up fitness fads. >> we are throwing it back to a time when workingout didn't require much work. things like that were actually a
when you have to work laziness. >> when we were going through the archives on this "throwback thursday," we were delighted to see that things haven't changed much. from 1989 here's abc news reporter. >> reporter: it may be the ultimate machine for the fitness machine equinox. it makes exercising look fun and easy. why does everyone in california look like david or paula? would you like to look like her? >> paula says there is a way. >> i say to everybody if you want to look good you have to workout. >> reporter: did you think they invented the effortless exercise machine. they invented that years ago. put it on automatic and it looks like it is exercising for you but it is really not. those machines require a little effort but there's a way they say you can lose inchesen around here without much effort at all.
it is called passive bodybone toning. >> reporter: it's the toning table. unlike aerobics you don't get all smelly and sweaty. there's almost no effort. the machine does it for you. >> i have lost 26 1/2 inches. >> reporter: but where did it go. >> i don't know. i think it is under a bush out there maybe. >> reporter: the tables have been around for years, along with other devices to make you jiggle and wiggle and shake and roll. this sure beats working out. what does is a certified athletic trainer believe of the exercises. >> people want to believe it and people are making exorbitant amount of money because they think they can get fit without working out. which brings us the same question. >> will someone use it look like you. >> absolutely. i work out on every day. >> reporter: all you have to do is do this. charles murphy, abc news santa
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landing or princess diana's wedding. >> this morning, though there's one for the books for the tween set. the day zayn malik called it quits. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ the story of my life ♪ >> reporter: the story of my life one direction's smash hit. but zayn malik took a different direction and quit the biggest boy band on the planet. zayn explains i'm leaving because i want to be a normal 22-year-old and have some private time. he left citing stress. it's been a wild five years since they entered the x-factor as solo artists. simon cowell made them in to a sgland this is just the beginning for these boys. >> distraught directioners tore up twitter omfg my heart. i can't explain how i feel groped another for a mondayage of tears this band
is arguably as big as the beatles. you want to know how popular? check out this on kimmel. >> one direction. memories now, just memories. the voluminous hair dark eyes i'm nick watt for "nightline" in los angeles. >> god for him for taking some time off. >> taking time off. he's out. >> maybe they return. maybe he sits by the water and reflects and wants to come back. >> the arrow man right there. he was discovered by simon cowell on the x-factor" like they talked about but the four remaining guys say they look forward to making a new ail you will bum and seeing the fans on the tour. never going to be the same. that's the news for this half hour.
3:00 this morning on "world news now," major developments this me plane crash in the french alps. was the pilot locked out of the cockpit and if so why? the new report overnight. soldier charged. the army sergeant held captive by the taliban for years facing serious military punishment. >> carries a maximum potential penalty of confinement for life. >> the latest drama surrounding bowe bergdahl. later, sorry student. the former university of oklahoma fraternity member and his public apology after a videotaped racist chant. >> words said in that chant were mean, hateful if and racist. >> was this apology too little too late? it is thursday march 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
good morning. i'm ryan smith in for t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. we are going to get right to it. a lot of break ing news on the investigation in to the crash. >> a lot of people focusing on the crash in the french alps. one of the germanwing's pilots was locked out of the cockpit and trying to get back in the plane when it slammed in to a mountainside killing 150 people on board. investigators would only say there were sounds and voice on the mangled cockpit voice recorder and offered no specific details but said it could take weeks to decipher. abc's hamish mcdonald has more from the alps. >> reporter: workers dropping in from helicopters. the new york times reporting a new, dramatic revelation from the recovered black box. authorities were able to retrieve the audio file and they heard voices. the times reports, according to a senior military official the audio indicated one of the two
pilots was outside of the cockpit at the time of the crash. he left the cockpit and couldn't get back in. the "times" quotes this military official saying quote, you can hear he's trying to smash the door down but no response from the other pilot inside. abc news has not been able to independently verify this report. inspectors combing through the debris say it indicates the plane smashed in to the side of a mountain and did not explode midair. we traveled up this valley to see firsthand the terrain recovery teams are up against. this region of the french alps is remote rugged and inhospitable. it some when you come here, walk in to these mountains you get a true picture of how complex this recovery operation will be. the hillside the ground is unstable. walking here in the best of times is dangerous. the team on this mountain must physically carve a new path to
bring the debris and bodies down. that grim task will take time and effort. they are determined to bring all of the victims back down as quickly as possible. >> will it be as much as a week? >> we cannot leave a victim a week in the mountains. >> reporter: one of those teams is camped on the hillside. amongst the debris and the bodies of the victims. their work resumes at fist light. hamish mcdonald, abc news. >> we now know three americans were on that doomed flight. among them a mother and daughter from virginia, yvonne and emily selke. a recent graduate of drexel university. at their home the family too distraught to talk and neighbors in disbelief. >> i'm still kind of in shock. we're a still little community. i'm very sad. >> the crash victims were from at least 17 nations. 35 spaniards, 72 germans including two renowned opera singer and of course 16 german
high school students and two teachers. our coverage of the plane crash in the alps does not end here. we will take you live to france in the next half hour for an update on the fast-changing investigation. our other breaking story this morning the first bout of severe spring weather the nation's heart land. tulsa, oklahoma took a direct hit during rush hour. one person was killed at a mobile home park when ooet area tornado or straight-line winds roared through trees and power lines. they were no match. 70,000 customers are without power across oklahoma. also suffering storm damage last night the community of moore, which is a suburb of oklahoma city. the winds there so strong a tractor-trailer was blown in to its side and a pickup truck wound up on its roof. that was enough to close interstate 35 in both directions. two years ago a powerful tornado caused extreme lj damage in moore. 24 people were killed in that storm. schools and areas affected by the storm closed today. this morning the lawyers for
bowe bergdahl is asking the public to withhold judgment until the facts are known. military officials have seen enough to convince them that despite five years as a hostage he should face serious charges. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the possibility of a life sentence shows how serious the charges are, desertion with the intent to avoid hazardous duty endangering his fellow soldiers left to face the enemy without them. >> endangering the safety of a kmant, unit or place carries a maximum potential penalty of a confinement for life. >> reporter: for five years, bergdahl was held under brutal conditions by the taliban. >> my name is bowe bergdahl. >> reporter: captured when he was freed last year in that dramatic exchange for five taliban leaders, hallow eyed and blinking after held in darkness he wept with gratitude when told he was heading home. back in the u.s. fwerg daal's parents invited to the white
house. >> he wasn't forgotten by his community idaho or the military which rallied to support the bergdahl's through thick and thin. >> reporter: the celebrating was short lived. bergdahl did not want to see his parents and his fellow soldiers began to go public with their disgust. >> he knew what he was doing when he deserted us. >> reporter: a hear willing now determine whether there will be a court-martial. bergdahl's attorney asking the public withhold judgment until they know all of the facts. he included a statement from bergdahl with horrifying detail about his captivity. he was spread eagled and chained to a bed, chained to a cage beaten with the butt of a rifle and threatened with execution. the military will likely take that in to consideration. there's also of course the possibility that it won't go to trial, that they will make some sort of plea deal. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. now to the middle east where yemen is teetering on the verge of violent collapse.
rebels have taken over the country and put a bounty own the president's head. in response saudi arabia announced it launched a series of air strikes against the rebels. the u.s. is providing logistic and intelligence support to the effort. u.s. forces are not involved in military action. the u.s.s. is taking military action against isis forces in the iraqi city of tikrit. the bombing marks the expansion of the u.s. military's role in iraq. the strikes are at the request of the iraqi prime minister following a stalled three-week battle to take control of tikrit. italy's highest court postponed the ruling on amanda knox's conviction until tomorrow. it has become a complicated case. her lawyers are asking they are conviction in the murder of her roommate be overturned calling ate grave judicial error. if her conviction is upheld italy could ask the u.s. to extradite her. new detail unless the case of the missing california woman whose boyfriend claims she was
kidnapped. vallejo police now say there is no evidence that den nis niece huskins was kidnapped. police have not heard from her or her family since yesterday morning. they also say her boyfriend aaron quinn is not cooperating. that both of them have plundered valuable resources from the community. >> if you can imagine, devoting all of our resources on what i will classify as a wild goose chase. we have essentially wasted all of these resources for really nothing. >> reporter: police say they also didn't believe quinn's initial claim that huskins had been kidnapped because he told them the so-called kidnappers were demanding just $8500 for ransom. police in inkster, michigan near detroit have launched an internal investigation after a the violent arrest of a black man by two white officers that was caught on camera. floyd dent said he was pulled
from his car and repeatedly punched in the head. the video was released to the news media. officers say they thought dent was reaching for a weapon but dent was not armed. jesse jackson's family says they are finding great joy in the release of their son from prison. she freed after 17 months on corruption charges. once released from federal custody his wife will serve a one-year sentence for her role in the corruption. senate takes up work today on the federal budget one day after the house passed its version. it relies on $5 trillion in cuts to reimnate deficits the next decade. much of the savings would come from medicaid food stamps and welfare. the two will have to be merged in to one before the april 15th deadline. while we are concentrating on capitol hill let's look at what is probably the worst parking job in a long long time. let's just say ever. >> really that strong huh?
doesn't take much to see the car we are talking about. the person having a difficult time parking the vehicle is eleanor holmes norton a democrat who represents the district of columbia. >> you know their cars are slanted for a reason. you may want to go with the flow in that spot. the congresswoman left the car there for an half hour before moving it. for fairly obvious reasons norton's office isn't commenting on the epic parking fail. you know to her credit she was actually running to catch a joint address by the afghan president. so that's one reason. what gets me is she parks the car. then they videotape her walking away and she goes bang. you think she is moving it but she gets something and left again. >> maybe she was running late. >> i'm going to go back and pick up my purse. >> doesn't matter. >> right. apparently no damage done. >> well, she was bumping one of
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he went in to a ditch and rolled overover. a bystander smashed his window and pulled the officer out of that car. this is interesting. police are looking for one woman who spent more than an hour inside of a bank before holding it up. bank tellers asked if she could open an account. when they told her the bank would be closing she decided to show them a gun and put them in a vault and took off with an undisclosed amount of money. because she hung around for so long they have plenty of surveillance video for their investigation. not the smartest there. >> not a smart criminal. a new development in the scandal at the university of oklahoma involving the racist fro ternty chant. >> one of the expelled brothers is issuing a public apologynow. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the former university of oklahoma freshman and frat boy who led this now infa mist racist chant.
>> let me start by saying i'm sorry, deeply sorry. >> reporter: emerged from a private meeting with community leader and then publicly apologized. >> there are no excuses for my behavior. i never thought of myself as a racist. i never considered it a possibility. but the bottom line is the words said in that chant were mean, hateful and racist. >> reporter: it's the first time 20-year-old levi pettit has spoken out since the video went viral a few weeks ago. levi pettit along with his frat brother parker rice has been expelled. their fraternity sigma alpha epsilon banned from campus. the letters on the house ceremoniously removed. >> i will spend the rest of my life trying to be the person who heals and be the person who brings all races together. >> reporter: he would not say for example who taught him the racist chant. many community leaders who met with him at this church say they are willing to forgive.
clayton sandell, abc news oklahoma city. >> this is a hard one. obviously this is atrocious, the chant. it was harmful and hurt a lot of people. but at what point, they are freshman there are young and there are a lot of things i did in my freshman year that i'm grateful is not out there. you do a lot of things when you are young. >> a lot of people are saying this is far beyond the typical college high jinx because he is on camera reciting the chant with a grin on his face. many are saying it is an act of prk r than attrition because he has an interest in telling the world i'm sorry for what i did. nevertheless we will have to see how it plays out. unfortunately he's out of school. he's paid that price but he may have a further price to play in the court of public opinion. >> very true. coming up using that yoga mat to work out your body and your relationship issues. >> i don't know about this one. it is called yoga and it must be
it's one of the hottest new ways to take your body and relationship to a new level. >> it is done where else but on a yoga mat. who better to check it out for us than our chief meteorologist ginger zee? >> reporter: it's the uplifting trend that's taking workouts and relationships to new heights. >> makes me happy. makes you feel good.
>> a lot of fun. >> reporter: celebs like adam levine and girlfriend getting in the acroyoga craze. >> he's doing a lot more work than i am. >> even kelly and michael going ak row yoga. >> can anyone do this. >> anyone can do this with clear instruction. >> let's do it. >> ak row yoga. >>. >> acroyoga. >> that is mary senior acroyoga instructor at ohm factory in manhattan showing me moves like the folded leaf. >> acroyoga builds trust. this is the ultimate trust fall. >> the free bird. >> i'm flying. >> the front bow and my favorite the straddle throne. >> are you worried people are going to hurt themselves though? >> i recommend everyone go to qualified, certified structure instructors when they begin. aside from the obvious intimate
benefit. >> my girlfriend and i think it enhanced our relationship because it has taught us to communicate better because our safety is on the line. >> it is about relationship community and communication. it's definitely recommended for family members, friends. >> reporter: i just couldn't resist calling in my extremely limber husband ben. >> i'm the king of the world. >> we mastered acroyoga. >> high five. >> reporter: ginger zee, abc news new york. >> so cute. >> that was great. >> oh my. >> we thought about doing our own acroyoga but the insurance policy at about doesn't allow us. >> unfortunately because she can make me fly. >> or do hot sitting on our rear end yoga or meditation. we'll stick with meditation. >> it doesn't look like me. >> looks like you have to go to the bathroom. >> i look like a child in that photo.
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♪ this morning on "world news now," plane crash mystery. ♪ this morning on "world news now," plane crash mystery. ♪ this morning on "world news now," plane crash mystery. ♪ this morning on "world news now," plane crash mystery. ♪ this morning on "world news now," plane crash mystery. ♪ this morning on "world news now," plane crash mystery. astonishing new developments overnight from the alps and estions surrounding a new port. s one of the pilots locked out the cockpit. > driving distracted. w video of teenagers behind e wheel, losing control. the terrifying risks younger drivers are taking. the member of one direction going in a new direction. the member of the blockbuster boy band calling it quits and the worldwide uproar from his fans. that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, march 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well, let's go right to this. we begin with the deepening mystery new details on what was
going on in the cockpit moments before the deadly crash. >> there are reports one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit and pounding on the door to get in. our coverage begins with abc's reporter. >> search teams scouring the alps for the victims them 150 people on board germanwing's flight 9525 all presumed dead including three americans. two of them a mother and daughter from virginia. yvonne and emily selke's family releasing a statement expressin their grief, calling them two wonderful, caring, amazing people who meant so much to so many. >> we extend our deepest condolences. >> reporter: investigators are making progress in trying to find out what caused the airbus to drop 3800 feet and slam in to a mountain. this mangled black box provided new information. >> we just succeeded in getting an audio file which contains usable sounds and voices.
>> reporter: according to to the "new york times" a senior military official says the audio indicates one of the two pilots was outside of the cockpit at the time of the crash. the times quotes this military official saying you can hear he's trying to smash the door down but no response from the co-pilot inside. abc news has not been able to independently verify this report. french president francois hollande says the casing for the second black box was recovered though the flight data recorder was not inside. >> in a really severe impact it is not that hard for it to break free. >> reporter: in los angeles, abc news. let's get the latest from france and the new developments in the investigation. >> our coverage continues with abc's molly hunter who's live in the french alps. good morning. any reaction to this report th a pilot was locked out during the plane's descent? >> good morning, reena. it's still early here and recovery operations have just kicked off. it is just after sunrise.
it is certainly a question we will ask investigators today. as far as recovery is concerned, where we are at that staging area finding the other black box, the casing has been found but the recorder has not been found. finding the second black box will help to determine what happened on the crash. that is a priority for recovery crews today. if not badly damaged that would help explain, hopefully, hopefully, exactly what happened. aviation experts tell us if the report is true that leaves two possibilities, either incapacitation or a purposeful act. we won't know either until we get more information from the investigators today. >> molly, you mentioned the recovery operation. the terrain looks rough. how long could the recovery operation take? >> it is extremely rugged, ryan. we're actually five miles from the staging area. sorry, the staging area is five
miles from the crash site. to get there you have to take a helicopter in to the mountains and recovery workers have to belay on to the crash site. you can't get there by car. you can not get there by walking. we're told the investigation on site will take about a week. i can tell you with only a handful of helicopters we are watching take off and land here at the staging area it is hard to see how they can get all of that debris and the bodies out in just a week. >> heart breaking scenes still. molly hunter live in the french alps. thank you so much. our coverage continues all day long look for updates on "america this morning" and "good morning america" as new details come in. our other breaking news overnight. the first deadly storms of the year in tornado alley. that's the scene in moore, oklahoma that suffered so much devastation in a tornado two years ago. this morning only minor injuries reported there. there but at least one death in the suburbs of tulsa where a mobile home park was nearly destroyed.
abc's clayton sandell reports from moore, oklahoma. >> we got another one. >> reporter: the heart of tornado alley is in the firing zone. tornado sirens blaring as the skies over oklahoma erupt, camera after camera, capturing the rotating cloud. small vortices twisting on the ground and sometimes full-scale tornados. moore, oklahoma, already seeing the damage. >> this house probably got the worst of it. we will walk up and show you them garage blown in here, the windows are also blown in. the roof taken off of this house. >> reporter: reports of debris scattered across town. this woman this her truck as it flipped over on interstate 35. >> i felt glass breaking and i was on the top sliding across. >> you see that there? that's more power flashes. >> tornado reported the storm swept in to the city. trees crashing down on to cars and homes.
>> all i heard is boom. my daddy was in the kitchen. the roof fell in on him. reporter: at the airport, passengers and luggage moved in to hallways to wait out the storms. in sand springs, just outside of tulsa, reports of serious damage. look at this gymnastics building now destroyed. 60 people inside during the storm. amazingly everyone made it out safe. now the system moves east in to missouri where a hailstorm has already swept through. >> decent hail coming down here. >> reporter: here in this neighborhood in moore, you can see some of the damage. this tree was almost sliced in half by the tornado. the yards are covered in debris. look at this. this is a large piece of a roof from a house that we think came from all the way over there. the mayor tells us there are 20 to 30 homes here that sustained major damage. clayton sandell, abc news, moore, oklahoma. >> devastating for that area. let's check today's weather. the eastern third of the country will have some rainstorms along the southeast coast and spring snow around the great lakes.
on the northern plains. it will be sunny and warming up across most of the west. >> 89 in l.a. ahead of march madness sweet 16 showdowns. readings in the 60s from seattle to dallas. mid to upper 70s for the northeast. 84 miami. 53 in boston. at the boston marathon bombing trial, jurors have heard testimony about the planning of the attack. an fbi agent testified that nails, pressure cooker parts and other bomb components were found at dzhokhar tsarnaev's family apartment. the discovery happened in a search four days after the bomb blast. defense attorneys contend that tsarnaev had not been living there for more than a year before the attack. they say most of what they found belonged to tsarnaev's older brother. serious charges for the soldier who abandoned his post in afghanistan and taken captive by the taliban. bowe bergdahl faces the
military's version of a grand jury and from there it could be referred to a court-martial and go to trial. he faces life in prison if convicted. president obama marked the fifth anniversary of obamacare by taking on his critics. mr. obama said his health care law is saving money for families and businesses and it is saving lives. >> it's working, despite countless attempts to repeal, unfund and defame this law. it is not the job killer that critics have warned about. >> the affordable care act is facing a major test before the supreme court. the key question are the subsidies the federal government provides to help millions afford coverage illegal in some states? the implication could be far reaching. one study found 9 million people should lose health insurance coverage if the court rules against subsidies. a mega merger in the works between two iconic brands,
kraft foods and heinz. it would include oscar mayer lunch meats, jell-o and kraft macaroni & cheese. it was engineered by warren buffett and 30 g capital. the worth is worth $28 billion and they expect to close the deal later this year. it still needs approval from federal regulators but wow, what a deal. starbucks is brewing a new treat to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signature frozen drink. feast your eyes on the birthday cake frappuccino. >> yum. >> yeah, looks low fat. it is a creamy blend of vanilla bean and hazelnut with raspberry infused whipped cream. it will only be available through the weekend. walk, don't run. >> through the weekend? >> uh-huh. >> that's a short run. birthday cake. i want -- >> you don't get birthday cake every day. just a day. >> i want to know it is available for my birthday which may not be this weekend. >> ceo howard shultz, reena wants it.
>> how about baseball? little baseball. opening day for most teams in a week but it can't come soon enough because there's so much eating to be done at the ballpark. >> attention milwaukee brewers fans, get ready to dig in to this gut buster. some goodness, baby. they are calling it inside the park nachos. taco meat, refried beans, rolled in doritos, deep fried, how else could you do it and drizzled with sour cream and cheese. >> would you eat this? >> yes. >> concession people at miller park expect them to be big sellers. and this is a quote because you can eat them in one hand and have a beer in the other. >> that's all you need to know. one hand the dorito paradise mix, the other hand a beer. [ belching ] yeah. that's me just thinking about it. >> that sound effect really was you. coming up in "the skinny," the internet nearly breaks down after zayn malik quits one direction. the grief from fans expressed on-line. >> you are one of them.
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new technology is promising to make roads safer. ford unveiled an intelligent speed limiter. it's named the speed governor. it automatically limits how fast your car can go based on posted speed limits. it reads signs, watches your speed. it will only be available on the ford s-max sold in europe and there are no plans to build it in to devices of the u.s. models. that's unfortunate. i would have liked to have one. would have saved me a couple of parking and speeding tickets. >> more than a couple. >> oh. many parents wish they could have technology to force their teenager drivers to keep their eyes on the road. >> you say it over and over gone your kids but this comes on the heels of a new report and disturbing videos of the apparently growing problem of distracted teen drivers. here's abc's linsey davis.
>> reporter: watch this teen driver. looking down apparently at her phone for roughly six seconds before losing control. and this teenager chatting with her passenger while plowing to the car in front of her. these shocking videos part of an unprecedented look at the number one killer of american teenagers, car crashes. they finding distraction a factor in 60% that's four times previous estimates. from changing the tunes to putting on lipstick. >> what was the most common? >> the most common was talking to somebody in the vehicle, exactly what we are doing. >> reporter: texting and talking on cell phones the next most dangerous. in 2012, 18-year-old aaron deveau becoming the first driver in massachusetts to be convicted of vehicle homicide by texting after hitting a 54-year-old man.
on the day of the accident, deveau sending a reported 193 texts. these images a sobering warning about distracted driving. linzie janis, abc news, connecticut. >> not just teenagers. i also feel adults. sometimes i'm guilty of it. you have your oiphone and trying to text something -- you have to put it down. when we come back, the shocking news that broke tween hearts around the world from a certain member of one direction. and the superstar using instagram and braille. that's up next in "the skinny."
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." the shocker that broke millions of tween hearts. >> just shattered in two. >> wait i have to get this tissue while we do this. even threatened to break twitter this news was so big. by now we're sure you have heard the news. zayn malik left the boy band one direction saying now is the right time. there is never a right time to leave.
he is sorry if he is letting down any of his fans. >> like you. >> he quit the tour jetting home to britain citing exhaustion and more cracking under the pressure of the limelight. you are upset by this. >> i'm actually good because i didn't know who they are much but i have seen the video before. i feel for the tweens out there whose hearts are shattered this morning, you know, what, you guys have to go on. you have to go on. >> this is for our generation, boys two men. >> yes. the band was discovered five years ago by who other than simon cowell on the british show "the x-factor." >> cowell weighted in saying i'd like to thank him for everything he has done for one direction. social media was flooded with the tweets from crushed directioners like nobody understands that this isn't just zayn malik leaving one direction, this is them end of a huge part of me. i'm dying inside. that's a real tweet, folks.
>> i'm wearing black the rest of the month because that's how dead i feel. >> goodness. >> another fan suggesting that flags should be lowered to half staff today. >> they are not going to do that. although that probably won't happen there have been candle light vigils in honor of zayn. he is very much alive. we don't need the vigils. but i get it. >> you think they will have auditions for another member? >> yeah. and i'm going out for it, t.j. is going out for it. we are all doing this. >> i could see you guys. >> dan harris. >> dan harris, yeah. >> but, by the way, this is all -- that shot is shared on instagram. a screen grab from one direction's wikipedia page making the news all the more real. it is okay. just four, not five. >> what's the new direction for one direction, in short, the band will continue their world tour. >> and they will record a fifth album later this year. the statement the rest of the group said we are sad to see zayn go but respect his decision
and send him all of our love for the future. >> totally. >> there you go. >> they went on to say the four of us will continue. we are looking forward to recording a new album and seeing all of the fans on the next stage of the world tour. now we have to get to rihanna. she has a potential new release. it could happen as early as today. this is incredible news. >> she surprised fans with a cryptic announcement on instagram revealing she would be dropping a track from her anticipated album "r8". she wrote it in braille on the cover. >> you don't have to wait long for happiness. it is rihanna, by the way. so the vulgarity we cannot repeat in full on television on that message. but it is “b _ better have my money.” >> this is the second single rihanna released
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♪ i am your lady and you are my man. >> she most certainly is his lady and he is her man. superstar celine dion bowing out of the limelight for a year to care for her husband who's battling throat cancer. >> she is making a comeback but it wasn't an easy decision. here's abc's deborah roberts. ♪ near far ♪ >> reporter: that mind-blowing voice. ♪ cause i'm your lady ♪ >> reporter: those heart-stopping songs of love and life. ♪ >> reporter: celine dion's new chapter reads like an opera. >> i feel like time stopped. ♪ >> reporter: the legendary singer's emerging from tragedy and triumph again.
beginning in 2013 after learning her beloved husband rene was again battling throat cancer. she was about to perform live on tv. >> i went back in my dressing room and saw him looking devastated and shocked and i was like what is going on and he said the doctor just called me d i have cancer again. honestly, my heart started to beat faster but my body shut off and i was like, i'm going to go put makeup on and i'm going to sing. i'm going to forget how i feel right now. rene could not talk. he could not swallow. the surgery was major. i had to leave him behind because he wanted me to start shows again. >> reporter: it was a wrenching decision to step off stage to care for her family, including 14-year-old r.c. and twins nelson and eddie. >> i really believe children know it all. we are afraid of explaining because we're scared, because we're worried. ♪ >> reporter: though rene's cancer battle is far from over,
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making news in america this morning, breaking right now, tornadoes sweeping through the heartland damaging schools, flipping over vehicles. new video of a twister racing across a highway. and where it's heading next. new clues in the germanwings plane crash. reports of a pilot being locked out of the cockpit. what does the mangled voice recorder reveal as another day of searching for answers gets under way. we're live. safe return but a lot of unanswered questions. a woman thought to be kidnapped is found safe. now the attention turns to her story and whether or not it's true. and different direction. a heartthrob walks away from oned and the internet is flooded with teenagers' tears. good thursday morning, i'm