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>> reporter: prosecutors and defense attorneys will argue over a package containing a notebook, holmes, mailed to his psychiatrist, lynn fenton, intercepted by police. >> they want that out of the hand of the police and das, because there is a physician/patient privilege. >> reporter: we tried asking the doctor what if anything did she know about holmes and his alleged plans. dr. fenton? she wasn't answering. experts point out there is always a chance she knew nothing, that holmes kept his alleged plan a deadly secret. clayton sandel, abc news, aurora, colorado. fascinating day in court. talking about the 12 counts of first-degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, 58 counts of first degree assault, reckless endangerment, all said and done, could be hundreds of charges against him. >> the defense can claim, holmes
is not competent to stand trial. not sure if that could come this week. this is different from an insanity plea, as well. but this is just the first step of many. about 30 days down the road we have the preliminary hearing. then you have arraignment, months from now. then sentencing. this could drag on for a while. >> a long process. >> but just really key to emphasize he will not make a plea tomorrow. today rather. >> he will not do that. the bar is pretty low in terms of is someone competent to stand trial. experts believe he will be found competent enough to stand trial even down the road if he is found insane. important to note. and this will move forward in terms of the trial the gets started later today. moving on, police in the heartland are looking into bomb threats against several wal-mart stores. those threats were made against three walmarts in leavenworth and lawrence, kansas.
the stores were temporarily closed. no bombs were found. yesterday's threats followed similar ones that happened in eight communities in missouri last friday. again no bombs were found at those stores. in other news this morning, protests stemming from two police shootings in anaheim, california, have taken place for nine straight days. more than 300 demonstrators were out, voicing their anger against the city's police whom they accuse of racism. two protestors were arrested. federal prosecutors and the fbi are looking into the shootings to see if civil rights investigations are warranted. some new information about medical leave of congressman jesse jackson jr. the democrat from illinois is being treated for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the mayo clinic in minnesota. there is no timetable for his recovery and his return to congress. jackson has been on medical leave since early june. his whereabouts and condition have been unclear. mitt romney heads to poland
this morning where he will visit the site of the first shots fired in world war ii. on top of that, he will also pay tribute to the country's anti-communist movement. yesterday, romney met with an old friend, israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. the visit meant to send a message that friendship matters at a critical time in relations between israel and iran. >> personal friend of mine and a strong friend of the state of israel. >> israel faces enemies who deny past crimes against the jewish people and seek to commit new ones. >> romney said israel has the right to defend itself against iran and that the u.s. must lead the effort to keep iran from getting nuclear weapons. >> romney and his wife stopped at a sacred jewish site which has been visited by so many leaders in the past. abc's david muir reports from jerusalem. >> reporter: it was a powerful backdrop for a presidential campaign that brought mitt
romney and his wife to the western wall. both leaving their own separate notes their prayers. >> before we went to the wall we both sat down and wrote prayers. you know, i read to her what i had written. and she read to me what she wrote. my thoughts were with regards to peace, my family, my wife, and -- and -- source of our salvation. >> reporter: two prayers written together, now left behind here. so many have made the pilgrimage to the wailing wall to pay respects to the great symbol of the jewish people. it is tradition to leave a prayer, a message. in 2009, barack obama left a note reportedly leaked to an israeli newspaper. in it he asked god to give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. hillary clinton came when her husband was running for re-election. and there was also then-governor george w. bush, his hands touching the wall. other famous faces elizabeth taylor, richard burton in 1975. and in 2000, ailing pope john paul ii made an historic trip, attempting to build a stronger relationship with catholics and jews, we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood to the people.
two more prayers added with quiet wishes from america. mr. and mrs. romney, writing the prayers together, adding to so many powerful moments at the western wall. david muir, abc news, jerusalem. >> and, again this is just about halfway through his international tour. he said, he said yesterday, that preventing iran from obtaining nuclear capabilities that is going to be his highest national security priority. >> right. and david, part of the interview, pressed him, said your strategy in terms of iran, israel doesn't seem too different from how the obama administration handed it. we will see if there is a strict difference here. some have been critical saying, israel, american tensions have never been worse than right now. so he is trying to heal some of those wounds and mend fences. see how it, how it plays out. >> one thing he is not doing on this tour, not, he is trying to not publicly criticize president obama or, really, really, critique him on foreign soil. he says he wants to stay away from that. that's not his place.
>> out of respect. also david asked him, what about controversial comments you made in london. got a lot of headlines, obviously. romney said i don't regret it, pretty much. he stood by his comments. which is good. it may not have been polite. he did think express concerns, people have about the games. >> he says i usually say it what i'm thinking. >> i appreciate that. moving on this morning. syrians are fleeing their country in droves as a fierce battle continues to rage in its largest city. amateur video in commercial hub aleppo shows rebels celebrating after seizing a government tank. the opposition has reportedly taken over large sections of the city while squalling for international help to arm the rebels. meanwhile, the syrian regime is accusing saudi arabia, qatar and turkey of trying to destroy the country. boeing's highly touted dreamliner is under federal
scrutiny after one of the new jets sparked a fire in south carolina. the 787 experienced what boeing is calling "an engine issue" during preflight testing over the weekend. debris reportedly fell from the jet and started a grass fire near the runway. the high-tech dreamliner debuted last year after years of delays. it is supposed to offer more comfort and fuel savings. frightening moments at a six flags theme park in california. a new superman ride got stuck right at its tallest point leaving a dozen people stranded 15 stories in the air for more than an hour. luckily they were in the upright position. a good thing. a crane was brought in, but, park workers were able to restart the ride, sending riders safely to the ground, backwards. >> imagine if they were upside down. >> oh, man. those guys must have been freaking out. >> ooh. >> no backing out now. no place to go down. we admit that the phrase "end of an era" is a little overused. just a little bit.
>> a touch. >> for the story had to use it. >> indeed. a pretty long era when we are talking gray's general store in rhode island. gray's was built in 1788 making it the oldest general store in the entire country. but now, it's all over. >> oh, gray's closed its doors yesterday after 224 years in business. the 21 year owed owner is selling it. he inherited the store when his father died last month. he doesn't have any interest in running it. kind of sad. >> it is, abandoning the family business like that. >> that's not like the prodigal son. >> everyone has to carve their own path. the guy is like i want to do something else. >> 224 years. got to keep it going. >> it had a good run. look at it that way. enjoy the new walmart. coming up, the shortage of something so critical and the impact when you least expect it. >> the victories and upsets for team usa at london olympics. you are watching "world news
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this is a story that you could do something about. the american red cross is sounding the alarm about a critical shortage in the nation's blood supply. >> it is actually called the worst in more than a decade. there is a surprising reason why. abc's ryan owens explains. >> reporter: severe weather can knock out power, blow down trees, and flood streets. but this year all of those summer storms hit something else -- the nation's planned parenthood supply. the american red cross says the supply has dropped to its lowest level in 15 years. >> it really puts our community in a very difficult situation. patients don't get vacations. they're in the hospital and they
need blood. >> reporter: summer is always slow. the red cross says the severe weather canceled many blood drives. what's more, doctors say the extreme heat is keeping many regular donors at home this summer. >> you never know who is going to be the next person that needs blood. it might be your next door neighbor, it might be your child and it might be you. >> reporter: hospitals may cancel elective surgeries or postpone more serious procedures because they require so much blood. >> patients having elective procedures are encouraged to donate blood, two to three months ahead of time for their surgery to ensure their procedure is not canceled. >> reporter: august is traditionally the slowest month for blood donations. the red cross is hoping that by sounding the alarm now they can weather this storm, too. ryan owens, abc news, los angeles. >> they reached emergency levels june 25 with 50,000 fewer donations in june.
>> red cross is going through a situation. but america's blood centers which collect 50% of the nation's blood say thing are tight but not at critical emergency level the red cross is. bottom line, folks if you can go, donate. get levels back up. >> amazing the fallout from the weather, having on crops, and blood supply, just seems to trickle down into every facet of life. >> don't realize the ripple effect until you see stuff like this. >> you really don't. >> amazing. still to come after the break, spoiler alert. >> turn your head if you don't want to see the highlights and low lights. we'll recap the games and how the u.s. is doing in the medal count. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. now" will continue after this from our abc stations. w."ñ!ñcús
in full swing of course, about to enter day three of the competition. >> the united states doing well. china has six gold medals. four silver, two bronze. 12 total. united states, three golds. five silvers. and three bronze medals. we are slacking. italy, third, as abc's tom rivers reports, records are being shattered. >> reporter: dana volmer led sunday. the 25-year-old won gold in the 100-meter butterfly in world record time. the men won silver in the 400 meter freestyle relay, earning michael phelps his 17th medal. but his great performance wasn't enough to get ahead of the french team. abby johnston and kelci bryant earned silver in the diving pool, the first olympic synchronized diving medal for the u.s. and kim rhode achieved gold in women's skeet and made olympic history. 393 year old first american athlete to win five medals in an individual event in five
consecutive olympic games. it was also a good day for american men's basketball. after a lackluster start, the superstar squad beat france 98-71. >> when you see lebron james diving for a ball, the first couple minutes of the game, what does that say? >> it shows how much we want it. >> reporter: michelle obama was on hand to cheer the players and provide hugs. u.s. women's gymnastics team moving on to the finals without jordyn wieber, the world champion came in a shocking third only the top two qualify for the all-around medal competition. the 17-year-old sobbed as she left the arena. and the first win for american male volleyballers, todd rogers and phil dalhausser beat their japanese counterparts in two sets. tom rivers, abc news, london. >> that was really a big upset with, for gymnastics, jordan -- jordyn wieber, a world champ. looks like she was underscored. some of the u.s. commentators. >> did you watch a lot? check it out? >> i did. i did. >> there is the gold, prompter reading, the gold goes to paula faris.
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for some laughs, but get any? >> unfortunately, i was staring at my watch the entire time. >> oh. >> i love ben stiller, vince vaughn, jona hill. i thought -- all three together. i want to the movies. i was bored. i was very upset. the premise of the movie. >> what's up? >> i like the music, the soundtrack. >> had promise. >> it had promise. if you look ted trailers, like me, oh, you know, looks pretty awesome. then i read all the reviews, and i was like, no, it can't be that bad. probably still pretty good. then i want to the theater. >> did they put the three funny scenes in the trailer? >> absolutely. >> best is in the trailer. >> the premise of the movie, quickly. the four guys decide to make up a neighborhood watch to get away from their wives and
every day lives and end up finding aliens. chemistry for a bad movie. let's listen to what some movie-goers had to say about it. >> i loved it. the movies, they're not, the greatest, but it's very funny when you, see parts. i like the comedy. >> it was great. >> it was all right. i expected a little bit more. it was fine. ben stiller is a funny guy. >> that guy had some drinks. >> i didn't understand one thing they said. >> i don't know what was going on there. you know what i am saying? what did you think about it? >> nobody wanted to talk to me after the movie was over. the 9:00 crowd. i gave it one out of five. >> ouch! >> the only reason i gave it one star was because of the actors. this morning on "world news now" -- international relations. presidential hopeful mitt romney visits one of america's biggest
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>> let's skip to tomorrow. >> come on now. good morning. >> peace out, we're leaving. >> happy monday, i'm rob nelson. the mideast and mitt romney's visit. also other big headlines this monday morning -- formal charges will be filed in just a few hours from now against james holmes, the accused gunman in colorado. the long list of offenses he faces and what we can expect in the courtroom later today. >> they say over 100 potential charges. also this morning, an abc news exclusive. former vice president dick cheney revealing a major mistake in the last presidential campaign. >> you often see people of the old party talking trash about party members. he was not pulling any punches. making a comment back about 2008. >> i think we distanced ourselves enough. it's been four years you. can talk about it now. he is dick cheney. >> he speaks his mind. later this half-hour, the familiar competitors coming back to "dancing with the stars." big all-star season.
on top of that, what o.j. simpson has to say to everyone's favorite, the queen of talk, oprah winfrey. very interesting little item here. coming up in "the skinny." hang around for that. >> think we'll be hanging out on her couch any time soon? >> i don't think so. mitt romney is in poland, the third stop on his international trip before returning to the united states. >> yesterday in the middle east, romney promised to be an unwavering ally of israel. and talked tough on iran. >> reporter: with 100 days to the election, mitt romney is burnishing foreign policy credentials. >> it is my firm conviction that the security of israel is in the vital national security interest of the united states. [ applause ] >> reporter: mr. romney is embraced as a sturdy ally. >> a personal friend of mine and a strong friend of the state of israel.
>> israel faces enemies who deny past crimes against the jewish people and seek to commit new ones. >> reporter: governor romney focused on israel's most urgent security concern -- iran and its nuclear problem. >> those in iran are testing us. my message to israel and leaders of iran is one and the same. we will not look away. nor will my country ever look away. >> reporter: he stood firm with israel. >> no option should be excluded. we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. [ applause ] >> reporter: romney met briefly with the palestinian prime minister. romney was swarmed by worshippers on a visit to jerusalem's wailing wall, one of the holiest shrines in judaism and placed a note in one of the wall's niches and paused for a few moments of meditation. ann romney did the same. >> our very best to you. >> reporter: the republican presidential hopeful will complete his tour in poland.
>> that news has gotten pushed to the back burner a bit. we shouldn't forget about the very tense situation between iran and israel, how the situation is going. we had that incident a few weeks ago with 13 israeli tourists -- tourists blown up on the bus. netanyahu talking tough, all the diplomacy and sanctions have not set back the iranian program by one iota. that's why i believe we need a strong, incredible military threat coupled with the sanctions to have a chance to change that situation. so that situation is still very much at a boil. >> romney, his fourth trip to israel. clear he is working on the alliance with benjamin netanyahu. they have a relationship, i think the '70s, worked at the same boston consulting firm. he doesn't take, trying not to take any swipes against the president, while on the
international tour. he did say we can't stand silent as those who seek to undermine israel voice their criticism and we should not join in the criticism. >> the president said all options are on the table when dealing with iran. we'll see. >> the tour continues. well, the suspect in the colorado movie shootings is to be formally charged with murder later today. james holmes expected to face 12 counts of murder in the first degree and hundreds of other count including attempted murder and assault. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first-degree murder, the punishment will be either the death penalty or life without possibility of parole. >> we are also learning that the company which runs the aurora theater hired off-duty police officers as security guards in other locations but none on duty at the aurora theater. syrian troops are unleashing
heavy fire power on rebel positions in its largest city. as the battle intensifies, the u.n. says more than 200,000 people have fled the city of aleppo in two days. abc's reporter is inside northern syria and brings us the latest. >> reporter: fighting continued to rage in aleppo, syria's commercial capital. regime forces shelled neighborhoods taken by opposition forces desperately clinging on calling for heavier weapons. we crossed into syria early this morning, our first stop was a city which had seen heavy violence last month outside aleppo. the devastation was staggering. there hardly seemed to be a single building left untouched. and virtually a ghost town. also remarkable was traveling all day across northern syria, we didn't see a single government tank or troop. which tells you how far these opposition forces have come. but until they take a city like aleppo they have a long way to go. >> alex marquardt reporting there from inside syria. two big developments in syria.
one, the chemical weapons, removed, transported, eyes of the world wondering if assad will use them, when and how. and the use of helicopters. the first in the last couple weeks. bombing his own people here. and defense secretary, panetta said using helicopters against his own people was a nail in his coffin. talk getting very, very tough. wondering if assad's days are in their final numbers here. >> leon panetta saying he lost all legitimacy, right now the battle between the rebels and government. government troops saying they recaptured a part of aleppo which is what they're fighting for, capital of syria right now. the government declared victory on sunday in aleppo. it is sad to see what's going on there. and leon panetta almost like begging for the united states to do a little bit more. but it's a tough situation for all parties involved. >> if it was not an election
year would we see more action, probably. politics complicate is a lot of stuff. moving on to weather news. eastern pennsylvania is roughing from another round of damaging storms. strong winds and heavy rain, rolled in over the weekend. knocking down trees and power lines like this one that caught on fire. thousands of folks in the philadelphia area lost power. and wildfire danger in new mexico is getting worse as beetles swarm a forest there nesting and feasting. they reproduce quickly with one adult female laying up to 200 eggs. the beetles were introduced to thin out the trees but weren't expected to move quite this fast. >> beetlejuice. >> don't say it three times. bugs will be here. >> three times. don't say beetlejuice three times. sorry. i just flashed back to my junior high days there. >> ha. here is your monday forecast.
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welcome back, everybody. some surprisingly blunt comments from former vice president dick cheney. >> indeed. in an exclusive interview with abc news, cheney said john mccain's selection of sarah palin as his vp candidate was a mistake. abc's john karl sat down with cheney and asked him about the vice presidential process for mitt romney. >> how important is it for him to do this in a way different than the way john mccain handled his vice presidential search? >> pretty important. that one i don't think was well handled. i sort of think of it as -- there are two lists. there is the big list, that's got a lot of folks on it. i actually when i was doing it for -- well, i did it for ford in '76, but then again for george w. bush in 2000. i had a couple calls from prominent politicians who would say it would help me in my race
back home if i was on the list. you are on the list. then somebody could leak the fact that they were on the list. but that was the big list. it was easy to get on the big list. the tough part is the small list has to be is this person really under active consideration. and the test to get on the small list has to be is this person capable of being president of the united states. that's usually a very, very short list. >> what about the other considerations? can you bring a state? can you -- reach out to a specific demographic, woman, hispanic? >> those are important issues. but they should never be allowed to override the first proposition. and i think that, that was one of the problems mccain had. i like governor palin. i have met her, i know her. she is an attractive candidate. based on her background -- she had only been governor for two years. i don't think she passed that test. >> being ready? >> being ready to take over. >> i think that was a mistake. >> tough words there. you wonder how mama bear responds to that, of course. we'll see. you can see much more of the exclusive interview with the former v.p. on "good morning
america" later today. he will talk about same sex marriage and also issue of romney and his tax returns. >> issues. >> the issue that doesn't seem to be going away. the tax returns. >> it could go away. but no, not yet. >> hey, in -- earlier piece i think that jonathan karl did, quick to mention john mccain only released two years. everybody is clamoring. wants full disclosure. i don't think they're going to get it. >> according to romney. not going to do it. two years, that's all you're getting. >> that's what he tries, like i am not going to acquiesce. every pitch that comes my way am i going to have to acquiesce and bow, cater to them. >> kill the issue. here, take it. it could be all over. >> did everything legal, did everything legal above board, didn't pay more, less, paid what he was supposed to. >> we will lighten the mood when we come back.
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the 13th. >> going to get paid no matter what. >> thank you. >> this is what i think about the list. not a big fan. all right. dane cook, i think he is a fabulous comedian, been in a lot of movies, but crossed the line, yes. during one of his bits. and he brought up what happened with the tragic shooting in aurora. want you to take a listen. >> i heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. and i have seen the movie, the movie is pretty much a piece of crap. yes, spoiler alert. and i know that, if none of that had happened, i'm pretty sure that somebody in that theater about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crab was like, oh [ bleep ] excuse me. >> tasteless, character flaw performing. he tweeted.
after taking heat, i am devastated by the recent tragedy in colorado. and did not mean to make light of what happened. i made a bad judgment call with my material. i regret making a joke at such a sensitive time. my heart goes out to the family and victims. >> you don't do that. >> too soon, dane. also more drama, kristin stewart-pattison. breakup. apparently not only has he moved out. a u-haul seen. she moved out. he moved out. now according to sources he is so heartbroken, the two are not even talking anymore. looks like there may not be a reconciliation there. o.j. simpson currently in jail for 33-year sentence. won't be going on oprah winfrey's show. his promoter is saying that he feels like oprah is partially responsible for him being in jail right now. she never let anyone like -- like o.j. come on the show or his promoter and talk about it. or rather the promoter says
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if there wasn't, i am not so sure he would have gone as far as he did. >> reporter: vanderkaay says his parents are his greatest influence. it hasn't been so easy, thousands of hours in the pool, economic sacrifices, missed vacations. but this weekend it all paid off. >> vanderkaay the bronze. >> reporter: but oh, is it so hard to watch. look at this image of the olympian on the pommel horse and his mother in the stand. >> can you watch while he is competing? >> yes. there are times i thought i will go out in the hall. i don't know if i can do this. >> reporter: robin and mark used to swim themselves and say the is harder to watch than to compete. >> you have no control if you are a control freak mom. >> reporter: not that you are, of course. >> right. >> of course not. >> you just want to get right behind him. give him a push.
do something. but of course that's not possible. >> reporter: but they know that they have been giving him that push for 28 years. the vanderkaays say their sacrifices have been worth it but admit it doesn't always come out as well for peter this weekend. and when that happens, parents here say they share every ounce of disappointment felt by their olympic sons and daughters. nick schifrin, abc news, london. >> wow. parents -- for their kids to compete at that level really do have to make a lot of family sacrifices. they feel that. you know they're watching. has to be an incredible feeling. >> i was watching, gymnastics, aly raisman's parents. they felt helpless. i tweeted it is painful to watch the parents watch the kids. >> do you think our parents watch us do this show. >> it's painful for other reasons. those aren't our kids. no, no. >> we have both been disowned. >> yes, completely. twice.
this morning, laying down the law. >> the accused colorado shooter back in court within a few hours. will he again appear dazed and confused? as the injured mother of the youngest victim suffers yet another tragedy. candid comments from dick cheney, calling sarah palin's pick a mistake. elation and agony for team usa. at the pool. a flop for phelps and company. we've got all the action from london. and stuck. roller coaster riders stranded for hours, 150 feet up.