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good morning. i'm linzie janis. >> and i'm kendis gibson. the hunt for a nightclub killer. shots fired in a packed cincinnati club. authorities say they know of no link to terrorism, but they don't know who fired the shots. breaking overnight, an avalanche roared through a ski resort north of tokyo. it left at least six high school students unconscious. several others are missing. those students were taking part in a mountain climbing exercise when the snow gave way. the state department is condemning the arrest of hundreds of anti-corruption protesters across russia in the country's largest show of defiance since a wave of demonstrations years ago.
basketball tournament is down to the final four. on saturday, north carolina will take on oregon. and gonzaga will play south carolina. those are some of our top stories on this monday, mar march 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we're going to start with the deadly nightclub shooting in cincinnati. there were hundreds of people inside the cameo nightclub when it took place. >> one man was killed and 15 other people were injured when the bullets started flying. the question for police now is, who was responsible. abc's jamie norman is in cincinnati with the details. >> reporter: multiple gunmen still on the loose. >> several people injured. >> reporter: more than a dozen victims recovering from the deadly shooting inside this cincinnati nightclub. police say it started when several men got into an argument. >> and
being fired. from several individuals. >> reporter: a night out ended in chaos for the hundreds of people inside the club when gunfire rang out around 1:30 a.m. >> people was running, trammelling over us. i scarred my arms and knees up falling on the ground. >> reporter: witnesses reported hearing nearly 20 rounds fired as they ran for their lives. >> we've got cars jumping curbs and people everywhere. >> reporter: one of them died. police were quick to say the shooting was not terror related, but they're looking into how multiple weapons made it past security and into the packed club. >> it is my understanding that they do wand individuals and pat them down. however, what we know at this point, several firearms were able to be brought inside the bar. >> reporter: investigators haven't said how many shooters they're looking for,
believe multiple gunmen are responsible, and they haven't yet made any arrests. >> our thanks to janay. we're going to turn to the other big story we're following, the severe weather threat across the south and into the midwest. >> baseball-sized hail pumpled parts of texas. >> tornados ripped through the southern plains, including this one that touched down south of oklahoma city. >> an ef-2 tornado ripped across kato, arkansas. injuring at least six people. that twister remained on the ground for a terrifying seven minutes. this morning that weather system is pushing east into the ohio and tennessee valleys. >> accuweather's paul williams joins us with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. we're expecting more from this soggy saga of not so great weather. the flow of moi
of the the south will feed into the frenzy of more scattered showers that's going to begin to cause more problems throughout the midsouth as well as the lower mississippi valley reasgi, affecting folks in kentucky, tennessee, mississippi alabama and the georgia area. a surge of warm air over the southeast and the rest of texas. >> thanks so much, paul. now to the finger pointing among republicans after they were forced to pull their health care bill after initially blaming the defeat on democrats, president trump lashed out at the house freedom caucus for not supporting the legislation, accusing them of saving obamacare and planned parenthood. and the white house is now trying to figure out how to bring congressional republicans together as they prepare to move on to tax reform. >> we haven't been able to change washington in the first 65 days. i think if there's anything disappointing and an educational process is that this place was a lot more
it was. >> fox news host janine piro called for a step down. the u.s. backed forces in northern syria have scored a major victory, capturing a key air base. it is located near the islamic state's de facto capitol, the city of raqqah. but some believe an offensive to retake the city in the near future is highly unlikely. it may have to wait until a political agreement is reached between all parties involved in that conflict there. and syria's seat will remain empty as arab leaders hold their annual summit this week in jordan. they'll be asked to endorse the arab peace initiative, which would pave the way for a palestinian state in east jerusalem, the west bank and
invited to the summit since his country was suspended from the arab league back in 2011 after the uprising that turned into civil war. turning to london and the new details surfacing. the suspect acted alone. four people were killed when he plowed his rented car through pedestrians on westminster bridge before crashing into a fence, jumping out and fatally stabbing a police officer. and yesterday at wimbley stadium, player, staff and fans paid tribute to the victims with a moment of silence ahead of the world cup qualifier. south korean prosecutors want to arrest the former president park geun-hye. her arrest would be the next step before she can be formally charged. she could receive life in prison if convicted. dozens
south korean meat market have arrived here in the united states. the underfed animals were taken to emergency shelters in new york, maryland and pennsylvania. the humane society international says the dogs were going to be slaughtered and used as food. activists believe as many as 17,000 farms operate in south korea. the investigation is deepening into what caused the deadly crash of a small plane over alabama. a family of four was killed after witnesses say the cessna 210 was ripped apart in midair. the wings torn off during flight. at the time of the crash, authorities say a band of wind and rain came through the area, but the weather doesn't seem to have been the most likely cause. the debris was scattered over several square miles. witnesses describe a horrifying scene. >> spun around one good time and took a nosedive down. the wing came over us and the wind carried it over into the field. >> it's a mess. i mean,
tin. you can't tell it's a plane. >> so, so sad. the parents and their two teenaged children aboard were flying from florida to tennessee after a family vacation at disney world. family members tell abc news the parents were experienced fliers. family day in orlando was spoiled bay blast of wind that took hold of a bounce house with several children inside. two children and an adult trying to hold the house down suffered injuries serious enough to send them to the hospital. church member the say think thoug -- they thought the house was secured properly to the ground. >> that's always what they say. those of our viewers right now who may be getting ready to have a big breakfast, you may not want to do what this guy did in florida. >> for some reason he decided to enjoy morning pancakes while sitting in the middle of a busy road. people passing by took pictures
>> someone tagged the guy. >>'s >> he's in his pajamas. >> when police asked him about it he said he did it as a prank. he got a court appearance scheduled for the end of april. >> i would guess he's on something. >> not in the middle of the day like that. coming up, robots revolution, but theis isn't a hollywood picture. technology is indeed taking over jobs at an alarming rate. >> yes, the in-depth investigation into robot lives mattering. head and shoulders above the rest, we're getting up close and personal with these gentle skie giants as the fight is on to save them from extinction. "world news now" weather brought to you by flonase. don't let dust and allergens get between you and life's beautiful moments. flonase allergy relief delivers more complete relief.
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to the uber suv. uber says its driverless cars will be off the roads in arizona, pittsburgh and san francisco while it investigates that incident. our next story involves science fiction. >> we're hearing a new and shocking statistic on the percentage of jobs expected to be taken over by robots. here's abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: robots replacing your barista and cashier and placing your online order. machines could take more than 30% of jobs in the next 15 years. industries most at risk? transportation, food storage and hospitality. prototypes to deliver room service. driverless cars to deliver you, and semi-trucks to deliver y
that were saved? >> carrier has decided to stay in indiana, invest more than $16 million in this facility alone. >> reporter: that investment will automate the plant, which carrier says will ultimately mean fewer jobs. but the treasury secretary confident automation won't hurt american workers. >> in terms of artificial intelligence taking over american jobs, i think we're like so far away from that, that not even on my radar screen. >> reporter: but amazon already automating some of its warehouses, and ceo jeff bazos inside this giant robot. jobs that won't be replaced by robots, those that require high-level thinking skills. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> so teachers are safe.
by 2030, one third of u.s. jobs will be taken over by robots. >> that's kind of scary. >> that is scary, unless you're the person running the robots themselves. >> learn how to be a robot maker in your golden -- that's so easy, come on. coming up, the extreme petting zoo, but it's not all fun and games. >> there's a serious effort under way to save the giraffe. no matter who was in there last... protection. new lysol power & fresh 6 goes to work flush after flush for a just-cleaned feeling that lasts up to four weeks. lysol, what it takes to protect.
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♪ she usually sings at this point. feel free to do the same. the 1982 classic. >> wow. >> bringing us back from commercial break. "africa." >> that makes us feel old. a hotel in nairobi where giraffes poke their head in your second-story room is also taking you to africa. >> juju chang got to go there. >> reporter: it's breakfast time at giraffe manor, and this morning, my table for one has some very lean and lanky party crushers. excuse me, we have to have a little decorum here. one for you, one for me. frater ni fraternizing with the guests is not only allowed but encouraged so people feel a kinship
these great but amazing animals. i usually don't kiss on the first date. your tongue feels a little sandpapery. i'm sure she has criticism for me as well. what are you doing tomorrow? it's standard fare. everywhere you turn, there they are, sticking their heads in bedroom windows. mingling with the guests at tea time. >> currently, there are 12 giraffes here. >> reporter: but it's not all tea and crumpets. giraffes are facing what experts call a silent extinction. their population down 40% in 20 years. they were classified as vulnerable for the first time this past december. >> the trend continues, the species will be extinct. >> reporter: there are far more elephants whose plight is much more well-known than
hundred,0 one of the biggest threats is urban encroachment. as cities grow, they lose their habitats. this is clear at the nairobi park. it's twice the size of manhattan but its parameters are constantly being whittled down. amidst the monkeys, zebras and giraffes dotting the landscape, another ubiquitous sight. this image sums it up, doesn't it? that man is encroaching on his habitat. >> yes, if you look straight ahead you can see the real problem. but those are housing developments coming out. and a few years back, you know, we never used to have that. all thi
migrate going that way. >> reporter: the giraffe's kick can break a lion's back,but giraffes are being cut off by a far more lethal hunter, from trophy hunters. they have gone to dramatic lengths to reverse this, trapping poaching snares. >> this has really come up in the last ten years. >> reporter: right. >> so there's a real need to do more and get more data and see what we can do better to protect this population. >> reporter: do you think they are silently going extinct? >> unfortunately, it's heading in that direction. >> reporter: a grim reality that needs to be shared. as nothing is more dangerous to these beautiful creatures than silence. i'm juju chang in nairobi, kenya. >> that's like a hollywood movie. starts out with the romance of
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lasts 12 hours? let's end this. ♪ all right, there's word some movie studios are looking to release films on demand as little as three weeks after they hit the theaters. according to "variety", talks are under way that would bring titles to you at home after 17 days for $50 for some movies. woo, yeah, i would pay that to stay in my home. some say the price is too steep, like kendis here. they're looking at $30 rentals after that, that would come 30-45 days later. >> that makes sense. you look at a family of four and a
that high -- if they were going to a movie theater itself e , i would be upwards of $50. >> when's the last time you went to a movie? >> last week to "get out." in this half hour, turning 16 is a milestone, and one texas grandfather tried to make it sweet. >> he gave his granddaughter notebooks, but they weren't for her studies. >> reporter: this is wren and her grandfather ron. and this is the one of a kind 16th birthday present ron just gave his granddaughter, the diary he started keeping many years ago. >> i just broke down, and i was astounded by what he had done. >> reporter: because the diary was written entirely about their times together, back from the days when he watched her daily, while her parents were at work, and when it occurred to him. >> i thought kids don't know what they did when they
3, 4, 5. and i thought, that'd be kind of fun to just write down what we did that day. >> reporter: it's all there, every day, like letther 2nd biry party. with time, ren no longer needed watching. >> it's been a long time since i've written in this book. >> you're 16 today. when you're old like me, time zooms by. >> reporter: a stunning commitment, a rare gift, and perhaps just the first chapter. >> i'm hopefully going to share what he did with my grandkids, and i'm going to do the same for them. >> love and thanks for making me happy, papa. >> reporter: john doabc news. what was the last movie you saw in new york city? >> austin powers.
this morning on "world news now." lashing out at russia. >> seem the like this playing out in moscow as russians bravely took to the streets speaking out against russian oppression, this as a leader was gunned down in broad daylight. now the state department is speaking out. what's next for the trump administration after the bruising defeat of the health care bill. could the president be turning to democrats for the next big policy push? the rapidly shifting political landscape. and the final game to set up the final four does not disappoint. the epic battle bringing march madness to a fever pitch. we'll break down the nail biting finish for you. you guys like rap music? >>
>> he causes his passengers to lose their minds as he spits fire for his vegas clientele. picture him rolling on this monday, march 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's pretty impressive. >> i like the way he says, do you guys like rap music? >> exactly. and then he has serious beats, shocking everybody. we'll get to that a little later on. we begin this half hour with new reaction to those mass demonstrations in russia. the state department has condemned the crackdown on protesters, calling it an affront to democratic values. >> you may have seen some of the scenes. tens of thousands of anticorruption protesters rallying in cities across
russia, including moscow, where hundreds were arrested, demonstrations five years ago resulted in new laws. >> it comes days after a pr promine prominent kremlin critic was shot down. >> reporter: russia in turmoil, a stunning and rare display. thousands erupting in protest. russian police in riot gear, cracking down, ripping apart crowds with nightsticks, smacking protesters in the heart of moscow. the government calling the rallies illegal. at least 500 arrested. many forced into police vans. this man punched as he's led away. the demonstrations all across russia accusing president putin's government of widespread corruption. the organizers of the anti-putin protests, high-profile kremlin
crit critic alexei naviewly. this captured the killing of a man in kiev. a man is critically injured in a suspicious plunge from his moscow apartment. the kremlin's sure to find such public anger unsettling and not easy to ignore. jennifer eccleston, abc news, london. >> quite an unusual scene in russia. >> very rare. in another part of the world, hundreds of anti-corruption protesters showed up as well, this time in brazil. >> the anger spilled over onto rio de janeiro's copacabana
beach in an anticorruption probe. it threatens to bring down their new president. >> at the heart of this investigation, more than2 billion in alleged bribes involving major construction companies and petrobras, this did seem relatively calm. rallies broke out over the country as supporters of president trump clashed with anti-trump protesters. the two sides got into shouting matches and fistfights and police in huntington beach, california say pro-trump marchers were attacked with pepper spray. a scouple suffered minor injuries. and politicians take shots at each other. president trump called out the house freedom caucus and other conservatives for opposing the legislation. they saved obamacare as well as
they'll seek the support of moderate democrats and he scolded moderate republicans who failed to back the president. >> i think it's a real shame, and the president's disappointed in the number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't. >> the continuing fallout, a house member has retired from the freedom caucus. he had planned to vote in favor of the gop legislation. he said leaving the caucus will allow him to be more effective. the head of chicago's police union is set to meet with president trump. he is scheduled to meet with justice department officials following a doj report that found civil rights abuses permeated the police force. police in cincinnati are
about the search for those responsible for the deadly nightclub shooting. a dispute escalated into a shootout. 15 others were wounded by the gunfire. authorities say there is no link to terrorism, and they are looking into how the firearms made it past security. the skoip cope of the violence t them by surprise. >> i've been a policeman almost 30 years and seen countless shootings, and many of them were multi-victim, but not 16. >> the cluck hb has a history on violence. there were two shootings in 2015. the operator calls it senseless. the club will remain closed until investigators are finished with their work. let's move to las vegas where a cummiouple incidents le chaos. marci gonzalez is in vegas with
>> reporter: the accused gunman police say was behind the tense standoff that shut down part of the las vegas strip is behind bars, charged with murder. he boarded this bus and shot people at random. >> the guy who died, i think his wife, just hysterical. >> reporter: while the others on board escaped, investigators say the suspect described by police as mentally ill barricaded himself on the bus's second floor. all of it happened when the boulevard was packed with tourists. some nervously watching it unfold from their hotel balcony, as the police used an explosion to get access to the bus before he finally surrendered. >> to think something like this could happen anyay
>> reporter: and a scare for other tourists hours earlier at the bellagio. three suspects wearing animal masks smashed their way into this rolex store, pulling off a high-end heist. and police are still looking for two of those suspects and say these cases are in no way connected. marci gonzalez, abc news, las vegas. turning now to the severe weather moving across the country, across the south and pushing to the east. >> you can see it on the move. tornados ripping through the southern plains over the weekend, inclusion this one that touched down south of oklahoma city. >> in texas, pounding hail, and this almost non-stoplight anything sto -- lightning storm. >> and the threat stretches across eight states from mississippi into indiana, with a few isolated
those parts. 68 are now down to four. the ncaa men's basketball tournament's final four is all set. and the last game of the weekend may have been the best so far. >> oh, yeah, it definitely was. not the four you expected, probably. north carolina and kentucky. this was amazing. the two top seeds in the southeast meet in memphis. late in the second half, the tar heels were up three. ma monda malik monk, and he hits it. the game is tied with eight seconds left, until north carolina comes right back down the court, luke maye putting up the jumper and he hits it. the tar heel are up two, with less than a second remaining. kentucky has to try the long bounce pass that you see there. it goes out-of-bounds.
the tar heels are in the final four and increase their record to 20 overall. >> i didn't even have to watch. that was so good. >> they'll play oregon. in the first game, it was south carolina and florida in madison square garden. the gamecocks came back on the seven-point halftime deficit begins their southeastern conference rivals, south carolina winning it 77-70. >> a close game. >> before this came 45 years ago. >> that's a drought. >> they reached the final for the first time. they'll play another first time ir timeer. gonzaga. >> here are the matchups. there will being a newcomer in the national championship
back in 2010, as you know. and unc is looking for its 11th championship game appearance. oregon's only title appearance came in the tournament's first year. basically what we're saying, history will be made. and here is, so this is just like a reflection of the same thing. so that's my bracket. and over there you have what the final four really looks like. >> i can't see what you have. >> well, the black marks, i'm told, are good, right? no. no, those are all where i screwed up. i have gonzaga in the final four. north carolina in the final four. everything else is just -- >> pretty bad. >> is bad there. all right, we're going to have more final four fun in our next half hour, but first, at least one florida gator had a ball. >> oh, a golfer in south florida managed to find the water hazard, and it was a little more
hazardous than normal. the big gator comes out and swallows up the ball. do i dare say it's kind of like a reflection of the basketball tournament in that the gators choked? >> ah, ha, ha. i'm fascinated by golf courses in florida, south carolina, how prominent and how many gators there are just kind of hangin' around. >> you have these hazards. >> that would scare my. >> which is why you avoid them. >> i have a healthy fear of gators. coming up, a dramatic ris c -- rescue caught on camera. and it's been weeks since a teacher ran offer wi with his student. there is new information about you how they kept their communications secret. you can follow us on twitter at wnn fans.com.
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so this was the end of what turned out to be a very bad day for an ice fisherman. firefighters rushed to the lake where he fell in through the spring-thawing ice. this cell phone footage captured the dramatic rescue. he was well enough to help himself climb off that stretcher. >> ice fishing. the nationwide search for a tennessee teacher and his student continues. and now there's new information and new video. >> authorities are revealing new e-mails they tried to hide. >> reporter: new images of a missing teen. the family releasing this video where you can hear her voice for the first time as she helps her brother sew. >> she's got a very beautiful voice. >> and you think people will recognize that?
>> >> you will recognize her voice if you hear it. >> reporter: new light on the teacher and how they were communicating. using the e-mail account to communicate through a computer at school. >> they would save the message as a draft. the other person would log-in, read the message and then delete it. >> reporter: law enforcement say they uncovered those messages which showed a romantic relationship. it's been nearly two weeks since they say cummins kidnapped the teen. but after more than 1,000 tips, still no sign of the pair. >> she told me that she had met this guy. and she was talking about him and seemed really happy. >> reporter: while she thought elizabeth was in a relationship with an older man, she never imagined it might be her teacher. elizabeth's family hoping for her safe return. >> we just want her to come home, and we just really want to see her.
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ect. all right, it's time for "the mix." >> we're going to start with the answer to the question, when you're getting on a united airlines flight, who are you wearing? it should not be lululemon, apparently. >> especially if you're 10. this is a weird story but sparked a lot of controversy. it has to do with an obscure dress code that has to do with an employee perk. if you are flying on a family or friends pass you have to look a certain way. >> if you get a buddy pass, you're told you have to dress correctly and all of that sort of stuff. >> a couple of young girls, i don't know if they were 10, were traveling in spandex, leggings, and they were told not cool. told to
this has sparked outrage on twitter. you even have celebrities weighing in. this woman says united gate agent refuses to allow girls in leggings to board a flight. >> spandex is not allowed. >> and someone else says this is ridiculous, i'm definitely wearing leggings on my next united flight. and then and then and then there's this. another woman saying guess when my daughter wants to wear leggings i'll fly instead. and seth rogen reacts to united's response. they said sorry, this is our policy, they didn't back down. he says that's all cool, right? >> a little bit of sarcasm in there. >> i don't know. i don't sigh tee the big deal. somebody on twitter says they're being sexualized. >> the girls need to be able to dress however they want. >> i think
not have to follow the policy. but i think they are being sexualized. >> it's a 10-year-old. let's move on to the cool cabdriver. >> las vegas, surprises some of his riders. he's a uber driver, take a look. >> do you guys like rap music? >> yeah. ♪ >> that is him basically surprising his passengers. >> i think the nerd thing is a total act. you know? rap music? >> you like rap music? this is another ode to food. you know we had patti labelle 's prize from years past. this is something else. ♪ you know breakfast ♪ is t
this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," the severe storm threats across the center of the country. monster hail and heavy winds sweeping across the plains. tornado warnings up across multiple states as spring finally appears to be poking its head out. march madness becomes march sadness. look at these guys. the tears flowing in victory and in defeat. it's quite the tournament it's turned out to be. we'll look inside the final four matchups and see who really won in the big action. and new this half hour. an out control escalator causes chaos. >> shoppers in hong kong get a huge scare when a malfunctioning escalator causes it to speed up and sends people fly
how does it feel to have lady gaga and stevie wonder sing happy birthday? i don't know. ask elton john. he celebrated his 70th birthday over the weekend. to say it was a star-studded affair would be an understatement. it is monday, march 27th. happy birthday sir elton john. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we didn't get our invite to the big party. >> it's lost in the mail. we're going to start this morning with the severe threat stretching across eight states into the south and ohio valley. >> more than 700 miles over the south is pushing east. the latest radar shows it over four states, oklahoma, arkansas, kansas and missouri. >> take a look at these scenes in texas, golf ball sized hail pounding overnight, punching through skylights at a walmart in dallas.
and elsewhere, tornados ripped through communities, including one that touched down south of oklahoma city. >> this time lapse video shows a storm cell. moving over the university of oklahoma in norman. and basketball fans were blacked out from seeing the final seconds of the unc/kentucky game because the television station suffered a massive technical failure amid a tornado warning. the station aired the final minutes in a tape delay. >> oh, my gosh. ah, that's horrifying. >> it was a very, very exciting game. yeah. >> let's get the latest on where those storms are heading. paul williams is joining us. good morning. >> good morning. we're bracing for isolated severe storms to rear its head, covering from the
portions of indiana, with thunderstorms expected to rumble through indianapolis. then we have a high pressure system that's going to keep it pleasant through the north part of the country. and a round of severe storms to redevelop over texas tuesday into wednesday night. we're going to turn our next to a possible civil war brewing within the republican party as president trump takes aim at democrats and conservatives for sinking the health care bill. >> as the blame game heats up, the white house says it's now ready to reach out to moderate democrats, this as trump supporters and protesters clash from coast-to-coast. more now from abc's david wright. >> reporter: provocation and anger at pro-trump rallies' across the country, from huntington beach, california, all the way to the jersey shore. anti-trump activists sought to disrupt marches to make america great again.
his troops are in disarray over the failure to pass health care reform. >> we haven't been able to change washington in the first 65 days. if there's anything disappointing and an educational process to the trump administration was that this place is a lot more rotten than we thought it was. >> reporter: president trump blasted the freedom caucus and heritage foundation, tweeting, democrats are smiling. >> he's blaming you for saving planned parenthood and obamacare. >> at this particular point, no one has been more self-critiquing than me. >> reporter: the head of the heritage foundation had no apology, insisting the gop plan would not have lowered premiums. president trump, he said, i agree with you. we can now get a better bill. former trump associate roger stone confirmed he's asked the house intelligence committee to testify in public about his contacts with russia on behalf of the trump campaign.
stone says he wants to clear his name. >> just because the intelligence services say something does not make it true. >> reporter: observing all this from retirement, former vice president joe biden, he seemed to be having second thoughts about his decision not to run. >> i had planned on running for president. and although it would have been a very difficult primary, i think i could have won. i don't know. maybe not, but i thought i could have won. >> reporter: at this point, two top trump associates, roger stone and former campaign director paul manafort have both said they're ready to testify, eager to clear their names, this after the fbi director's blockbuster testimony last week. but the house intelligence committee had a hearing set for monday. they have canceled it without explanation. the democrats are now expressing concern that the republicans seem to be taking this investigation underground. david wright, abc news, the white house.
breaking news now from japan where an avalanche has rocked a ski resort north of tokyo. authorities say it left at least six high school students unconscious. several others are missing. the students were at the resort for a mountain climbing exercise. we'll have updates throughout the morning. tens of thousands of anticorruption protesters flooded streets and hundreds were arrested in moscow. the u.s. state department is condemning all of the arrests, calling the potential protesters and journalists an affront to democratic values. the military is investigating a u.s. airstrike in the iraqi city of mosul, blamed for killing at least 100 people, many of them civilians. the airstrike on march 17th was aimed at isis fighters and launched at the request of iraqi security forces. u.s. officials have not
civilian casualties. and the pentagon has confirmed that another u.s. airstrike was behind the death of a senior al qaeda leader. they say he was killed in eastern afghanistan last week and accused of several high-profile attacks, including the 2008 marriott hotel bombing that killed dozens in islamabad. two american service members were among the victims. a nightclub in cincinnati will remain closed until investigators are finished looking into a deadly shooting incident. one man was killed early sunday at the cameo club when a dispute escalated into gunfire. 15 others were injured. authorities say there is no link to terrorism and they are looking into how the firearms made it past security at that club. there were hundreds of people at the club when the shooting started. >> people was running, trampling, i scabbed my knees and arms falling on the ground. >> p
so far. they are checking security cameras inside and outside of the club. there were two other gun-related incidents at that club, both of them in 2015. there's word two contractors are under arrest after a frightening incident involving an escalator in hong kong. all of a sudden, the up-mall escalator starts moving in reverse, and it's going at double its normal speed. reports out of china say at least 18 people were hurt. the contractors are reportedly accused of tampering with some of the escalator's parts. how can that happen? >> that is insane, and you know hong kong well. it's known for some of the longest escalators in the world. >> they have fabulous outdoor escalators. >> a system they know very well there. that is something definitely their engineers will be looking into. let's lighten things up a little bit with a reminder that it will be a couple more months before this year's running of the bulls in spain. we have it down in our calendar. for now, we'll have to make do with the annual running of the brides.
>> the brides to be, along with their soon to be grooms. this happened in bangkok, thailand over the weekend. about 250 couples raced through a park in hopes of winning thousands of dollars worth of wedding prizes. >> race was two and a half-miles long, in wedding dress and suits no less. the prizes included outfits for the big day, wedding bands, two trips, one for the honey moon among them. sfwl >> it's a cool idea. we should do it in this country. >> i would be out of breath. >> weddings are so expensive. >> i would have run. >> i hear divorces are more expensive. coming up, let's just, to let them cry, lots of tears flooded the courts at march madness. >> even darius rucker got the feels. why cry, hootie? why cry? and batman is gathering his forces in the new "justice
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the ncaa men's basketball final four is set. the final two spots were filled yesterday. >> so north carolina and kentucky. it was an unbelievable game that would just make you want to jump, jump. the tar heel and south carolina also reached the big dance as well. it's the first final four for the come back win over conference rival florida. >> the gamecocks met gonzaga for the first game in glendale, arizona. then it's unc and oregon. it will be tough to match last night's excitement. >> that, indeed. >> shot right here. >> reporter: the kentucky/north carolina game came down to 10 seconds of basketball that felt like a lifetime. this clutch three-pointer tying the game, giving the wildcats
hope and momentum. seconds to go and a trip to the final four on the line and the impossible becomes possible yet again. luke maye, a former walk on for the win. >> back and forth in my hid. it's going to be difficult to get over. but i know i got to. >> reporter: the tar heels locker room erupting in celebrations, makes their 66-year-old coach looking like a freshman there. punching their ticket to the final four, their most of any team, they're good. but next door, neighboring south carolina has a day in history as well, pulling off one of the most stunning final four runs with another upset over the florida gators. >> game over! gamecocks!
>> reporter: it brought native son hootie, to tears. just imagine the songs this victory will inspire. ♪ just let her cry >> reporter: if you're a fan of regional rivalries, get ready. gonzaga. >> gonzaga is headed to the final four! >> reporter: of washington state could face oregon. or it could be a carolina matchup for the ages. let's not get ahead of ourselves. let's bring on the awkward celebrations. >> there was a handstand in the locker room. it's great to see these teams all come together. and it was a great gathering over the weekend. >> for a certain elton john. we'll talk about his birthday party. and get a look at the stunning wedding of an orange is a new black star. [001:15:50;00]
lysol, what it takes to protect. ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny our monday "skinny." no one can get everyone to turn up for a bash like sir elton john. he had lady gaga, jon hamm, katy perry, neil patrick harris, and stevie wonder, just a few of the stars who came out to celebrate the man turning the big 7-0 over the weekend. singer/songwriter proved he was still standing at his birthday. >> stevie wonder and lady gaga. >> yeah. >> sang. that's pretty awesome. >> so elton didn't look a day over 69 or 70, i would say. these are some clips that we're getting from it.
♪ happy birthday to ya ♪ happy birthday >> love it. >> quite a celebration there. and now to another celebration. "orange is the new black" star married one of the writers. lauren morelli over the weekend. playing the favorite character husei. we don't want to give anything away. one of the producers spoiled it for me. >> but we can talk about the palm springs wedding. look at that. >> they look stunning. >> they do. they walked down the aisle to "this is how we do it." and they did have a funfetti cake. tina fey, alec baldwin among those in attendance. >> the couple shared pictures from their honeymoon. there's one of them. very interesting, lauren is a
writer for the show, and she divorced her husband after realizing she was gay while shooting the show, got together right away with wiley, happy ever after. >> so they say, except for her ex-husband. moving now to the big screen, and first full trailer for "justice league" is out, and it looks big, hopefully it's better than batman versus superman. we see ben affleck. of course, who's bruce wayne. >> we can stop right there. >> bringing the team together. >> aqua man, the flash, cyborg and wonder woman gearing up to face an unseen, big, bad -- we do get a glimpse of something missing from the other dc movies to date. do we get a glimpse of that? i don't know. >> whoever you're looking for,
it's not me. >> you're batman? >> okay. does it look better than at least batman versus superman, at least from a trailer standpoint? no, no, no. ben affleck's still in it. >> i like ben. we're on a first-name basis, too. >> do we have an opening date for that one? not yet. all right. >> we got to move on from this one. it's not turning either one of us on. speaking of hitting one out of the park. barry bonds is still able to send them flying. he stepped into the cage at training camp and let it rip. >> he put on a show, even at 52 years old, he can still swing. i guess. >> good for him. that doesn't really surprise me that much. 52 years old. he was playing, what, ten years ago? >> a little while ago. >> 42, 42. he had a great batting average,28 homers.
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people to pay their re >> and the great thing about it was that the event was streamlined as tributes were paid to the mother and daughter. >> would you join me in a standing ovation to debbie and carrie. >> reporter: it was an emotional farewell for two hollywood stars. >> there were no finer people that i have ever known than my mother and sister. >> reporter: friends, family and fans paying tribute to carrie fisher and debbie reynolds at a public memorial on saturday. ♪ singin' in the rain ♪ just singin' in the rain >> reporter: thousands came together to remember reynolds as the queen of the silver screen. ♪ ♪ i'll be seeing you ♪ in all the old familiar places ♪ >> reporter: and fisher as our favorite princess.
>> why are they doing this? legend was praised by former co-stars. and remembered by other fellow actors. >> because, you see, i once saved her life applying the heimlich to dislodge a brussels sprout from her throat. and if i'd been with our beloved showboat, i might have been able to save her again. >> reporter: the pair's beloved dogs were there to pay tribute in their own way. abc news, new york. ♪ i'm so glad there was you >>our thanks to diane there. and even gary the dog tweeted as well about it, saying that we never know it's the good old days when we are living in them. and i'll tell you, it was good old days 60 years ago today, the new york premiere for singing in the rain. debbie at the height of her
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to learn some new ones visit poolsafely.gov making news in america this morning, severe weather overnight. large hail smashing through car window, even going through a walmart skylight. new pictures of the damage and more tornadoes expected today. we'll tell you where it's all heading right now. at odds, after the health care collapse the republican party is playing the blame game. after failing to repeal and replace obamacare. who the president blames and pro-trump rallies turning violent over the weekend. breaking overnight high school students hit with an avalanche at a ski resort. the search for survivors right now. and talk about a hazard. a golf ball lands next to a gator.