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good monday morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the stories we're following on "world news now." >> a dangerous storm system that hit in actually is packing high winds and heavy rains. we will have the latest details ahead. president trump is praising the unanimous. the united nations vote to hit north korea with tough new sanctions. rex tillerson says the best way for the north to signal it's ready to talk is to stop its missile launches. and jury selection begins in denver in taylor swift's trial against a former radio deejay. she says he sexually assaulted
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her during a photo shoot, but he's counter suing her for gettg hem fired from his job gm is recalling nearly ry. 700,000 silverados and sierra trucks. the automaker says the vehicles may have a software problem that can cause them to lose electrical power steering assistance. those are some of the top stories on this monday august 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to start this half hour with what is a massive cleanup effort taking place in tulsa, oklahoma, new orleans and parts of the midwest after a particularly destructive set of storms this weekend. >> currently they are over the ohio valley and pushing eastwards toward the east coast. abc's richard cantu has the latest. >> reporter: the ef-2 tornado ripped through tulsa in the middle of the night with winds over 110 miles per hour.
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twister roaring into a shopping mall with three stores still open. >> dispatch started getting calls of people who were trapped in the restaurants, because the roofs had started collapsing in on them. >> reporter: in the greater tulsa area, at least 30 people hospitalized, two with life-threatening injuries. daylight revealing extensive damage, windows blown out, power lines down. some residents reporting that they received mobile warnings, but the sirens remained silent. >> tornado warning, but no sirens. >> reporter: in new orleans, nine inches of rain dropped in just a few hours. many residents surrounded by several feet of water. >> i'm just stuck here. i'm stuck. i can't go nowhere. >> reporter: the only way getting out, by boat. >> we all need boats, and we all need to be able to use them at times like this. >> reporter: and in kansas city, torrential rain slashing windshields and flooding road
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ways. parts of that storm now hitting the northeast. richard cantu, abc news, new york. and those storms are on the move with much of the mid atlantic and east coast in the cross hairs. >> paul williams from accuweather is tracking them. good morning, paul. >> good morning, kendis and diane. heavy rain with localized flash flooding affecting i-81, 95 from d.c. to the boston area, up towards portland, courtesy of this low pressure system. and we're expecting widespread heavy showers and thunderstorms throughout the tennessee valley region, the southeast, affecting houston, memphis, new orleans, atlanta, norfolk, jacksonville to miami. and in the northwest, a bit of a problem. we're looking for the heat to kickback in. we are going to see thunderstorms in salt lake and albuquerque. but the problem will be air quality concerns with smoke from wildfires and elevated ozone levels. kendis, diane? >> another hot week ahead for
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portland. paul, thank you. and turning now to president trump on an extended get away from the white house. after a turbulent first six months in office, the president has retreated to his private golf course and club in new jersey. but he insists he's not on vacation. meantime, the russia investigation is still looming large. abc's dad wright has the test >> reporter: this weekend, the esident litely spared a moment. >> everyone having a good time? >> reporter: to greet some wedding guests at his golf club. but he insists he's busy, working in bedminster, new jersey as construction is being done at the white house he tweeted. this is not a vacation, meetings and calls. he has ground to make up. trump's agenda held hostage. >> are there any russians here tonight? any russians? >> reporter: by the relentless focus on russia. >> the president has said the entire investigation is fabricated, that this is a
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conclusion in search of evidence. they've come up with nothing. >> we know right now, we know now what has come up in just the last few weeks is that don junior responded to an e-mail saying that he was going to get russian government information on hillary clinton. that was not out during the campaign. that was revealed just in the last several weeks. >> right, but what came of that meeting? nothing. >> reporter: kellyanne conway admitted trump is now starting to lose some of his core group of supporters. >> his approval rating among conservative trump voters is down slightly. it needs to go up. they are telling him, just enact your program. >> reporter: the deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel mueller warned there are limits to the investigation. >> the special counsel is subject to the rules and regulation of the department of justice and we don't engage in fishing expeditions. >> reporter: george stephanopoulos pressed kellyanne conway.
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>> does the president commit to not firing robert mueller? >> the president has not even discussed that. the president is not discussing firing robert mueller. >> will he commit not to firing him? >> he's not even discussed, he's not discussed firing bob mueller. >> that's not what i'm asking. >> reporter: but just in case the president is thinking of firing mueller, a bipartisan group of senators is drafting a bill to ensure trump can't do so on a whim. republican thom tillis is one of the sponsors. >> we don't want to restrict the administration's authority or the department of justice from removing a counsel, we just want to make sure to the american people they can be convinced it was done for the right reasons. >> reporter: amid all the turmoil in the trump administration, a growing number of republicans are gearing up for possible presidential runs themselves in 2020. and there have been reports that vice president pence might be among them. while he has now issued a report categorically denying that, calling any suggestion that's mounting his own campaign laughable and absurd. david wright, abc news, with the president in bedminster, new jersey.
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meanwhile, russia is signaling it's ready to engage further with the united states even as it faces new sanctions. and expels american diplomats. >> the secretary of state has set a date to issue an official u.s. response. we are joined now with the overnight developments. we have arlette saenz with more. good morning. >> good morning. september 1st. that's the date that rex tillerson says the u.s. will respond to russia's recent call to drastically cut its diplomatic presence in russia. last week, the russians said the u.s. must slash its embassy and consulate staff by around 750 people. here's what tillerson told reporters in the philippines this morning. >> we have not made a desion regarding how we will responto russia's request to remove u.s. diplomatic personnel. we add, i asked several clarifying questions just to ensure i understood their thinking behind the diplomatic note we received.
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but told him we would respond by september 1st. >> reporter: yesterday tillerson sat down with his russian counterpart, sergey lavrov for the first time since those sanctions were signed. tillerson said while the russian hacking during the 2016 election caused serious mistrust, the trump administration wants to move forward in its relationship with russia because the u.s. can't cut off everything over one issue. >> you know, you're a nice, wonderful person. we love having you here. you're here with us all week long. so last week, we were a little thrown back when we saw a little clip from the white house. take a look. [ applause ] >> -- on transgender people in the military? >> she's very rude. >> you can hear him. the president saying "she's very rude." and that was you right there. >> that was me. >> you have a lot of projection in that voice.
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you carried. >> i was a cheerleader in high school. so i had to learn to shout across far distances. >> little did you know it prepared you. >> did everybody else give you props for that? >> people turned around, and we were kind of silent, we surprised with how he reacted. >> awesome. i guess he never answered the question. >> he hasn't really said how that policy's going to go into effect yet. kellyanne conway was asked about that today by george stephanopoulos. she couldn't name the military advisers he said he consulted. people are still waiting. >> we are in new york city right now. you can yell out a question right now to bedminster, new jersey. he might hear you. >> he might hear but that voice. so the president of france is under fire for a move to give his wife a formal position as first laid e more than 150,000 people have signed a petition against providing an office, staff and other perks for his wife.
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macron promised to create the role for his wife. this comes as he faces a plunge in popularity. and we are getting new details this morning about the cause of that deadly ohio fair accident. the makers of the fire ball accident say excessive corrosion caused the ride to break apart last month. tyler jarrell died from blunt force injuries after being tossed into the air. seven others were injured and four others remain hospitalized. the ride was 18 years old. australian authorities have released a man arrested in connection with a terror plot to bring down a plane. the suspect was charged with possession of a weapon and granted bail. he was not charged with any terror-related offenses. now police say the plot involved the sophisticated attempt to get a device containing military-grade explosives on board a flight last month. and investigators are trying to unravel the apparent kidnapping of a british model, 20-year-old chloe ayling says she was handcuffed and stuffed into the car in italy.
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she says she was going to be sold as a sex slave. this in an online auction. a polish citizen is under arrest. she meets gone with police tomorrow. there are two massive lottery jackpots up for grabs this week. >> the combined megamillion powerball adds up to $653 million. powerball is $347 million. >> the next megamillions drawing is tomorrow. if you win both, the combined lump sum amount, $409 million. >> i'm told that the odds of winning both is much better than the odds of winning one. >> oh, really? then obviously, we have to play both then. >> yeah. if you've been wondering how to get your out-of-shape dog into prime condition, problem solved.
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wearing a wing suit reportedly hit speeds of more than 180 miles per hour before he deployed his parachute and landed safely on the ground. >> wow. and at least one passenger is calling it terrifying after her american airlines flight was rocked by extreme turbulence before landing in philadelphia. >> that turbulence striking just after drinks had been served, tossing crew and passengers. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> there was slight turbulence for a few minutes and it felt like we were in free fall. >> reporter: terrifying turbulence tossing passengers and crew around the flight. at least ten people taken to the hospital. >> there was a good ten seconds where it felt like bad news for sure. >> reporter: 299 people were on board flight 759, traveling from athens, greece to philadelphia when it hit rough air. >> it started shaking and did a big drop, babies screaming, people in front of us hitting the ceilings. >> reporter: passengers tweeting, showing the plane's ceiling covered in drinks, while
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the turbulence was short, it was scary. >> i was grabbing my family around me. >> reporter: the plane safely landing just after 3:00 saturday. among those injured on board, three passengers, seven crew. >> one of the flight attendants dislocated his left shoulder, we decided to put his arm in a makeshift sling made out of an airline blanket. >> reporter: the seat belt sign was on at the time, we are taking care of our passengers and crew members at this time and want to thank our team members for keeping our passengers safe. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> always a good tip to keep your seat belt on no matter what. i was thinking about turbulence the last time i had a flight. i had a glass of water on the table. i thought in bad turbulence, you could spill water everywhere.
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i then went to the bathroom and when i came back, i hit my tray table, spilled water everywhere, no turbulence needed. >> i would have been fine with that, but if, like, you know, the wine got tossed. >> no, that was just water. the wine was in my hand. >> you created your own turbulence on that flight. all right, coming up, the massive sinkhole in florida getting even bigger. >> two more homes have been condemned. the question is, can they save this neighborhood? we'll talk about that next on "world news now." s mak ne hood? we'll talk about that next on "world news now."
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in florida, a sinkhole emergency. it just keeps getting worse with more homes condemned this weekend. >> so, can they save the neighborhood? here's abc's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: it's the super sized sinkhole that keeps swallowing this florida block. another two homes deemed unsafe, in all, six homes have been destroyed or condemned on ocean pines drive in land o'lakes
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florida. growing to 225 feet in just a few hours. this weekend, drone video shows the sinkhole has now expanded to 260 feet at its widest point. more than three quarters the length of a football field and 50 feet deep. residents nearby remain on edge. >> i think that the surrounding area can't help but feel questionable and unsafe, because there is no guarantee. >> reporter: demolition crews say they expected to see some erosion as they work, a ten by 80 foot section of earth collapsing saturday. but it proved so dangerous, crews had to leave, returning to work from inside the sinkhole by boat. united way is helping some homeowners. some residents were allowed to return back to their properties, but because the sinkhole is still unstable, if they need to evacuate, they'll hear a knock at the door.
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adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> crazy developments in florida. when we come back, what a catch. >> two lobster men and their incredible catch, next.
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fishermen from maine knew something was unusual when they saw an eagle in the sea. it was a catch of a lifetime. here is abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: in acadia national park in maine there are ma majestic sights. two lobstermen saw an unbelievable sight. a bald eagle struggling to stay afloat. >> i've never experienced anything like that. i've been on the water since i was a little kid with my father and grandfather. i've never seen anything like it before. >> saw something floating in the water, flopping around, pulls up next to it. turns out to be an american bald eagle, trying to take flight, but he was waterlogged. >> reporter: the two men jumped into action, turning a piece of wood into a tiny boat, the eagle hopped on. and the lobsterman pulled it in. >> i was holding on to the board. he was looking at me, i was
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looking at him, figuring out what are we going to do with him now. >> reporter: the eagle got up on the stern waiting for its wings to dry, looking at the men who just saved it. >> there was no way we weren't going to rescue him at all. >> reporter: as their boat headed back to land, they turned on handing him over to the game warden. but the eagle had other plans, looking back at the men one last time and flying off, landing safely on nearby rocks. >> it's the american bald eagle that represents the united states of america. it was a proud moment. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> how cool. >> just got to dry these puppies out. i'll be out of here in a few minutes. >> what a great story. before we go, we have another sighting on the open sea over the weekend. what in the world?
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that's one ms. diane macedo. >> someone's been perusing my instagram account.
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this morning on "world news now." getting north korea to stop its missile program. >> president trump weighing in overnight about the united nations slamming the north with tough new sanctions, at secretary of state addressed the issue, just hours ago. we're following the developments. and a nationwide manhunt is expanding this morning for an accused rapist who made a dramatic escape from an ohio prison. he overpowered a deputy while shackled. and a dangerous storm system moving into the northeast this morning, expected to bring heavy rain and high winds, left plenty of destruction across the midwest, including a powerful twister in tulsa that caught many by surprise. and finally, the latest way
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to spend money on your pets. audio books. it's true. we'll tell you why having somebody read to your dog is apparently the best thing for them when you leave the house. and there's even one company with a celebrity endorsing them. what will fido be reading or listening to, rather, a little "war and peace"? "fifty shades of grey" maybe? we'll dig deep into this one on this monday, august 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." well, hopefully it's one of those nice books, not one like where, the dog dies in the end. >> no "marley and me" is not recommended. it might be too rough on them. >> ruff. or "old yeller", you know, something more poetic than that. >> "lassie." >> nice and warm. let's start this hour with the president overnight. >> president trump praising
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tough new sanctions against north korea after getting a boost from china. >> so the president on a working vacation, he says in new jersey, cheered the move to punish the north as his strategy to enlist china's help appears to be paying off. after speaking with the south korean president, president trump tweeted overnight, very happy and impressed with 15-0 united nations vote on north korea sanctions. >> and another member of the administration is now weighing in on this, and we are tracking those new developments. we have arlette saenz with more. good morning, arlette. >> reporter: president trump is praising those sanctions approved by the u.n. security council and this morning in the philippines, rex tillerson said the next step will be ensuring they follow through with the sanctions. tillerson said it will take time to feel the effects of the sanctions to north korea.
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but he said the unanimous approval, which includes an okay from russia and china sends a strong signal that the international community is united against north korea's missile tests. the secretary of state also offered the most specific outline to date for what it would take to start negotiations with north korea. here he was speaking to reporters this morning. >> the best signal that north korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. you know, we've not had an extended period of time where they have not taken some type of provocative action by launching ballistic missiles. so i think that would be the first and strongest signal i think could send to us, is just stop these missile launches. >> reporter: tillerson did not specify how long north korea would need to stop these tests before talks can begin in earnest. he said it won't be a matter of days or weeks, but the u.s. will know it when we see it. diane and kendis? >> arlette, thank you. and the search for three marines missing off the coast of australia has shifted from rescue to recovery mode. 23 marines were rescued after
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the osprey was trying to land in the sea. one of the missing is benjamin cross of maine. the osprey, which lands like a helicopter but flies like an airplane has been involved in a number of crashes in recent years. the governor of minnesota is calling an explosion at a mosque near minneapolis an act of terrorism. investigators say an improvised explosive device was thrown through a window just before worshippers gathered for prayers. no one was hurt. the fbi has joined that investigation. the eiffel tower in paris was the scene of a knife attack. authorities say a 19 year old man who recently had been discharged from psychiatric hospital tried to breach security. no one was injured, but a close source said he had been in contact with someone from isis. a fashion nationwide search is under way for a rape suspect
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who overpowered a sheriff's deputy and took hisun. he escaped while being transported from a psychiatric hospital in ohio. police say he is very dangerous. ron claiborne has more. >> reporter: a desperate manhunt in ohio and beyond, for an escaped inmate, armed with a deputy's gun. >> we've yet to find him. he has a possession of a firearm, up to 30 rounding of ammunition. he's got to be getting cold and hungry. >> reporter: brandon powell, accused of rape escaped friday while being transported from a hospital near toledo after being treated for injuries from a suicide attempt while in jail. these security images show powell just before his escape being led to a vehicle by the officer. powell is in handcuffs attached to a belt. his legs shackled. while sitting in the back of the vehicle, powell somehow put the deputy a head lock. the inmate forced the officer to unlock his shackles.
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forgs forcing him to the steering wheel. he took his cell phone, wallet and ammunition and disabled his radio in car. powell fled on foot. >> you don't take a pistol from one of my deputies and threaten him with it. he's going to be held accountable. >> reporter: the fbi and federal marshals joining the manhunt. all for the armed and dangerous escapee. >> if you see him, call the police. don't get near him. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out how powell with his hands cuffed managed to get his arms around that officer's neck. there was no partition between the front seat and the back seats of that vehicle. that will now change. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. a cleanup is under way after a chemical spill at the fort of long beach. 6,000 gallon container started leaking on the ship. 12 people, including several dockworkers were injured and treated at the scene. the leak was contained, but it's not clear how much toxic material was released. extreme turbulence on an
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american airlines flight sent ten people to the hospital. it was heading to philadelphia from greece when it experienced turbulence. all just before landing. witnesses say fellow passengers were hitting the ceiling and the plane was dropping in altitude. a reporter on the flight said there was no warning and the whole thing was terrifying. all of those hospitalized have been released. now to the severe weather that slammed parts of the midwest and is on the way east. this morning that storm zone is pushing into the ohio vaey wi hea rains and strong winds and should reach the east coast by later today. that spawned a powerful ef-2 tornado, blowing out windows in a tulsa high rise and covering a path of destruction through other parts of the city. look at the images coming in overnight. at least 30 people were injured, but none of those injuries are life threatening. and further south, up to ten inches of rain flooded new orleans, prompting scenes like this. a kayaker tries to navigate streets that were turned into rivers.
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many say it was reminiscent of some scenes they had from katrina so many years ago this august. >> you have the same people dealing with that all over again. it's like they don't get a break. well, a footrace in maine ended with a photo finish, but not for the usual reason. >> the first two runners did finish at virtually at the same time. but it's how they finished is getting a lot of attention. in the final few yards, that's robert gomez helping jessie oreck acro the finish line. >> oreck had been leading the race but collapsed from heatstroke with 100 yards to go. gomez was in second and stopped to help oreck the rest of the way. they both finished, 31:31. >> he said oreck deserved to finish the race. they interviewed him. he said you know what? he was giving it more than i was. i thought he deserved to cross that finish line. >> good moves. coming up later.
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audio books for dogs. we'll tell you why. but first, the manhunt after a double murder at a popular resort. the suspect caught on surveillance video. plus, some sports on your monday. steph curry, back on the court. and remember to find us on facebook, and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." chin rld
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two men were shot and killed during a 72-hour cease-fire effort in baltimore over the weekend. community organizers trying to stem the tide of record levels of violence and homicide adopted the motto over the weekend, nobody killed anybody. they have a record number of 208 homicides already this year. this weekend's shootings will not stop their mission. after a nationwide manhunt, a northwest professor is behind bars.
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wyndham lathem turned himself in on friday, along with andrew warren. they're expected to be extradited to chicago to face charges in the murder of a 26-year-old hairdresser. lathem reportedly had a relationship with the victim who police say was stabbed so violently, the blade of the knife was broken. >> wow. now to anoer manhunt, this one taking place in florida. for an armed killer who killed two people at a resort. >> investigators are now using fingerprints, shell casings and surveillance video to try to track that suspect down. erielle reshef has the latest. >> reporter: a desperate search under way for a suspect caught in surveillance video moments before a cold-blooded double murder. >> anytime we have individuals out there capable of this kind of crime, other people may be at risk. >> reporter: this idyllic florida resort a crime scene. early friday morning, hotel
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cameras capture the masked man walking through the lobby holding a gun. he makes an ominous gesture, swiping his hand across his throat. moments later, he gunned down 51-year-old kevin carter and 59-year-old front desk clerk, timothy hurley and leaving with drawers from the cash register. >> this robbery is extremely violent. this guy killed two people and maybe got $900. >> reporter: a short time later, a guest at the hotel discovering the bodies of the two men and calling police. families of the victims in disbelief. >> he was just a good guy, heart of gold. >> reporter: vacationers told to pack their bags and stay elsewhere. >> crazy. the last place you'd expect it. >> reporter: the quiet town of seaside of long boat key shocked after the first murder here in 15 years. >> people who commit these types
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of robberies in my view, not sophisticated. became megaviolent, killed two people, got a few hundred dollars are probably going to get caught. >> reporter: erielle reshef, abc news, new york. >> police haven't ruled out that other suspects may be involved in this case as well. the resort is now open to the public. coming up in the next half hour, taylor swift heading to court today. she's accusing a former deejay of a groping her. so why is she being sued? first, the emotional moment at the pro football hall of fame. you're watching "world news now." so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things. tha...oh, burnt-on gravy?ie. ...gotta rinse that. nope. no way. nada. really? dish issues? throw it all in. new cascade platinum powers through... even burnt-on gravy. nice.
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like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. this is deep. jay, way back there at the wall, grand slam! >> oh, that's not how they wanted it to end there in chicago. that swing by washington's matt weeders, the grand slam helped lift the nats to a 9-4 win in what could be a playoff preview. >> a good way to break a tie. >> the nationals and cubs are leading their divisions, but right now the national league is all about l.a. the dodgers are on pace to win 115 games this season. >> they've been pretty hot, especially after the all-star break. and the new york mets couldn't do anything to stop them. the big leagues' best tes in action
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a 5-0 lead in the third and the mets managed one hit. >> one hit. not even a run. >> so they got a hit. >> no. that's not going to cut t. world track and field championships in london ended with a photo finish, giving the u.s. the win in the women's 100 meters. check out tori buoy. she leaned across the finish line, even fell face first. she took the race by .01 of a second. it gave the u.s. the first sweep at the worlds since 2005. >> it was huge. justin gatlin upset usain bolt the night before. and there you go. the stars and stripe the flying there in london. and the patriots are keeping it in the family. this weekend we learned that owner, robert kraft gave the new england patriots tom brady's mom a super bowl ring.
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she was right there for her son tom's championship win in february while battling cancer. last night he posted this photo on instagram. thanking her and saying, you are my champ. and pro football welcomed the newest members to its hall of fame this weekend. >> seven men received a bust in canton, ohio. morton anderson, turrell davis, kenny easley and jerry jones as well as laadainian tomlinson. look at that bust. >> and tomlinson enjoyed his speech quite a bit. 26 minutes. >> oh, okay. >> that was the acceptance speech generating the most
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attention. and he touched on race, equality, politics and unity. >> it was 26 minutes. >> i grew up on the land of a former slave plantation, and although i didn't know this as a child, it is where my great great great great grandfather tilled the soil. i'm of mixed race and i represent america. my story is america's story. all our ancestors, unless we're american indian, came from another country, another culture. football is a microcosm of america. all races, religions, and creeds living, playing, competing side by side. on america's team, let's not choose to be against one another. let's choose to be for one another. my great, great, great-grandfather had no choice. we have one. america is the land of opportunity. let's not slam the door on those who may look or sound different from us. rather, let's open it wide for those to believe in themselves. that anything is possible.
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when we open the door for others to compete, we fulfill the promise of one nation under god with liberty and justice for all. >> forget 26 minutes, can we give him the rest of the hour? >> i'm expecting him to announce 2020. he's ready to run for office. >> he sounded great. >> yes. beautiful speech. >> so he finished by saying, i'm asking you to believe in your ability to bring about change, to hold fast to the faith and the idea whispered by slaves. yes, we can. so a little obamaesque in that message. finally, steph curry facing his biggest opponents yet. >> yep, giant inflatable defenders. this is in south korea during something called the infinite challenge on a game show. but curry pulls it off. kind of. >> backboards and 12-foot blowup dolls, what in the world?
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>> he played along side his brother seth. we're not sure if the currys won the challenge, but we're very entertained watching them. tc he
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♪ all right, it is time now for "the mix." we have a big announcement for pet owners. a new product out there, audible is coming out with a whole new service, audible for dogs. it's a real thing, and here's why. apparently, the folks at audible are teaming up with cesar milan. who says the best way to calm your dogs when you are not home is to have them listen to an audio book. >> it's not to put on animal plan planet? >> no. some people put on tv. the best thing is to listen to an audio book. not just any audio book, try to look for books that are narrated by people who share the same gender as the dog's most common master of the house. a voice that sounds like you.
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>> so gilbert godfrey? >> yes. and they've titled dog-friendly books and creating books especially for dogs, how about that? >> that sounds amazing, if it works. >> i wonder if it works for spouses, too. could i find books that sound like my husband and books that sound like me when i'm gone? are you calmer now, honey? >> no, it will be the same as if you're there, turn this off. so there's this little kid in florida and his parents who have an amazing goal right now. this is 3-year-old owen, they're from wellington, florida. they decided to try their hand at filming his golfing success. >> hole in one! >> mini golfing success, scoring a hole in one at mini golf clubs all over florida and beyond. they're hoping for 100 holes in
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one. they're about halfway through. it was inspired by a real pro who shot some real holes in one. >> wow, he's got the skills, huh? >> and for a 3-year-old, not bad. >> good training, i like it. from hole in ones to a new goal. check out tucker gott in new jersey. he came up with a new use for his paramotor. think about paragliding with a fan behind you. >> is he going to school? >> he's clearly in a rush to get somewhere. >> practice? >> and he found this was the most efficient mode of transportation to get where he needed to go. >> is he late for work? >> when i paraglided, the goal was to get to the bottom of a volcano. for him it was to get to mcdonald's. >> a very important goal. >> mission accomplished. >> a man after our own heart. speaking of mcdonald's, you know senior photos are all the rage. a young lady in mississippi decided to do her senior photo
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at mcdonald's, those are french fries. >> did she take a paramotor? >> did she take a paramotor? >> no, she took a uber. the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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this morning on "world news now." tough new sanctions for north korea. the secretary of state arriving in the region overnight. addressing the crisis with north korea moments ago. plus, the bombshell report. is the vice president planning to run against the president in 2020? our reporter's standing by right here. severe weather that slammed parts of the plains and midwest over the weekend is pushing to the east as a massive cleanup is under way in tulsa. and new this half hour, taylor swift's courtroom showdown beginning today. >> the bad blood between the ten-time grammy winner and the radio deejay she's accusing of groping her. hear why he is suing her. is it hot in here or is it
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just vlad without his shirt. he's still too sexy for his shirt. trust me, the pictures you have to see that you won't forget. oh, it is monday august 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> vladimir putin enjoying the warm weather. >> it was actually 10 degrees in siberia there. doesn't matter. he doesn't like his shirt. >> i wonder if they will update the vladimir putin calendar now. >> is it socially awkward that i was a little turned on? >> we will have more on that hard-hitting news. >> can i exit left right about now? but we have an important story we're talking about, the mounting pressure on north korea, facinthe rongest u.n. sanctions in a generation. >> president trump is praising the decision to puni pyongyang
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as the secretary of state discusses what diplomatic options may come next. >> meanwhile, the president is spending time away from the white house. but don't call it a vacation. he says that he's conducting business as usual. we are joined now with the latest. arlette saenz has more. good morning, arlette. >> good morning, guys. we've reached that time in the summer when presidents pack up and head out of washington for a bit of a break. and president trump is no different. he's spending the next two weeks at his golf club in bedminster. >> reporter: president trump on a two-week vacation at his jersey golf club. one thing he's not taking a break from? twitter. >> are you having a good time? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the press stressed in a tweet, this is not a vacation. meetings and calls. one of those calls was with the president of south korea. president trump tweeting, very
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happy and impressed with 15-0 united nations vote on sanctions. they approved sanctions on north korea after its intercontinental ballistic missile test last month. >> and we hope again that this ultimately will result in north korea coming to the conclusion to choose a different pathway. >> reporter: this morning in manila, secretary of state rex tillerson laid out the preconditions for potential talks with north korea. >> the best signal that north korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. >> reporter: back home, the president still dogged by the russia investigation. and one top white house adviser guaranteed the president won't fire the man leading that probe. >> the president has not discussed that. the president is not discussing firing bob mueller. >> will he commit to not firing. >> he's not discussed firing bob mueller. >> that's not what i'm asking. >> hold on. i'm not the president's lawyer here. but i will tell you as his counselor. he is not discussing that. >> with speculation, the
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president could oust robert mueller. a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a bill to prevent him from doing so without good cause. congress is also out on its august recess, so it's unlikely it will pass anytime soon. >> let's talk about the vice president for a second. with the president on vacation, the "new york times" is reporting that mike pence is laying the ground work for a run in 2020. what's going on with that? >> the vice president is out there flatly denying that. he put out a statement on white house letterhead, saying that he stands by the president and his efforts to advance his agenda and see the president reelected in 2020. he called the suggestion both laughable and absurd, this message not just a message to those reporters but directly to the president. that i'm standing by you as your vp. >> it was a denial of the story, but he didn't say he wasn't making those particular moves. >> we've seen him doing speeches and fund-raising, but he says it's for the president and advancing him in the 2020 election. >> interesting denial there.
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arlette, thank you. opposition leaders in venezuela are calling for renewed protests after an attack on an army base. troops killed two antigovernment fighters. and venezuela's president is vowing to hit the other attackers with the maximum penalty. a small uprising erupted as the nation's constitutional assembly is getting to work following an election widely viewed as fraudulent. a nationwide manhunt is under way for a suspected rapist who escaped from police in ohio. >> u.s. marshals and the fbi are part of the search for brandon lee powell. surveillance images show him handcuffed shortly before he overpowered a deputy. he got away with the deputy's gun and ammunition. the officer suffered minor injuries. and police are looking for three people after a shooting on a washington metro train. a teenager was shot in the stomach sunday afternoon. he did survive, but the alleged attackers escaped by jumping on another train heading in the opposite direction.
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this is the second shooting on board a train in the past two years. police in north texas are searching for a driver behind a shocking road rage incident. the suspect is captured on video brazenly pointing a gun at a passing car in lancaster. the video and other images were posted to facebook and have been viewed nearly 3 million times. a dangerous storm system that pummeled parts of the plains is on the move, pushing into the ohio valley and the east coast. >> that system spawned a porful etornado and cut a path through tulsa, blowing out windows, uprooting trees and injuring at least 30 people. >> further west, strong winds are working against firefighters battling a it's grown to 94 square miles. accuweather's paul williams joins us now with the latest. good morning, paul. >> good morning, diane, kendis. we have a low pressure system
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settling itself and pitching a tent so to speak in the ohio valley. it's going to cause widespread showers for the east coast. and mid-atlantic and southeast will have problems with rain as well. but this low pressure system is going to bring with if a significant amount of stormy weather with localized flash flooding, travel disruptions along i-95, as well as problems along 80 and 81. the area that's going to be targeted for the worse of the worse is d.c., covering all of north carolina with damaging winds and the likelihood of hail. now heat stays away from the central part of the country, but brace for thunderstorms in denver as well. kendis, diane. >> quite a stormy day in the u.s. paul, thank you. excessive corrosion is being blamed for the deadly accident in the fireball ride. decay in the support beam weakened the ride.
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tyler jarrell died after the ride broke apart last month. seven people were injured and four are still hospitalized. including one woman who remains in a coma. gm is recalling thousands of trucks over a possible steering defect. the automaker says they may have a software problem that can cause them to lose their electric power steering assistance. more than 690,000 vehicles, model year 2014 silverados and sierra trucks are affected by the issue. owners should go to their dealers to fix it. middle school is a tough time for kids and a prime time to be bullied. >> an 11-year-old in indiana got serious back up. 50 bikers escort him to his first day of sixth grade. >> phil's mom says he was picked on in elementary school and often talked about ending his life. >> a biker friend neil offered
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his strength and show of support. phil was ecstatic. that's one way to make you comfortable going to school in the morning. at least phil will be comfortable. >> do not mess with phil in middle school. >> memo received. coming up, the courtroom showdown kicking off today that's pinning taylor swift against a former radio deejay. hear why he is turning the legal tables on her. and later in "the skinny," the count down to mayweather mcgregor, fight night in vegas, but more important, who's headlining the afterparties. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather, brought to you by to y carf . used uld your seaat t-new carm that might help. show me the carfax? now the car you want and the history you need are easy to find. show me used minivans with no reported accidents.
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since it was an accident. >> plus, he also signaled properly when changing lanes. >> in the same direction of the nozzle. maybe he was trying to go back to the gas station to return it. so another fox news personality has been taken off the air amid sexual harassment allegations. it suspended eric bolling, the co-host of the late afternoon program "the specialist." they're investigating allegations that he sent a lewd photograph to three female colleagues. his attorney is denying the allegation. ury selectionegin in denver for a trial in the taylor swift sexual assault case. taylor swift is set to testify that the deejay sexually assaulted her when they posed for a photo. but he says she's one that's lying and he's counter suing her. here's clayton sandell. ♪ >> reporter: the hottest taylor
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swift ticket in town this week isn't a concert. ♪ knew you were trouble when you walked in ♪ >> reporter: but a courtroom showdown in denver between the super star and a former radio deejay she accuses of assault. ♪ ♪ we got bad blood >> reporter: it allegedly happened backstage before swift's denver concert in 2013. key evidence, this photo obtained by tmz. >> in my opinion, this photograph is not conclusive. it's not definitive. >> reporter: swift claims david muller took his hand and put it up my dress, grabbing her backside, saying it was completely intentional and i've never been so sure of anything in my life. >> she's very sure about being a victim of this groping, and she wants to prove that she has not fabricated this. >> reporter: in court documents and a radio interview last year, muller denies groping swift. >> my hand was never under her skirt. i never grabbed her. >> reporter: muller is suing her for $3 million in damages, claiming the singer's reps pressured the radio station to fire him.
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>> i think it's extremely difficult to prove. taylor swift did not know him. she had no reason to want him fired. >> reporter: swift is counter suing for assault and battery. ♪ >> reporter: the main audience for this nine-day trial, a jury of eight. swift herself is expected to take the stand. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> of course we'll be following it all week long. when we come back, the president of russia takes it all off. >> "the skinny" is next. next. e the same omega-3 power. megared advanced triple absorption is absorbed three times better. so one softgel has more omega-3 power than three standard fish oil pills. megared advanced triple absorption. ito become dangerous.d for an everyday item new tide pods child guard pack. helps keep your laundry pacs safe and your child safer. ign, press and unzip.
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- ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪
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♪ ♪ i'm too sexy for my shirt >> it is summertime, which means many of us are too sexy for our shirts this team of year. >> woo, including that young man named vlad, the president of russia. he likes long walks, he likes fishing.
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>> he likes to be topless. >> so the pics that we've all hoped for, sexy vlad is back, the outdoorsman. >> there he is on vacation in southern siberia, just doing a little fishin' and flexin', there you go. >> look at that. he's totally flexing his triceps as he grabs the pecs there. >> look at the dancing. oh, boy, wow. >> is he moving those? >> oh, of course he is. those fish are jumping out there, so are the pecs. that is his defense minister next to him. a little camo pants. >> a very sporty look for both of them. nothing says defense like shirtless men. >> the internet's enjoying this. there have been a couple memes coming out. there he is riding the wall street bull. >> and there he is on the iron
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throne on "game of thrones." >> and magic putin. and channing tatum. >> lady, he is singlesque, his profile already updated. >> there you go. got to get at that updated. we go from that to steamy las vegas gearing up for one of the biggest fights ever, the mayweather/mcgregor fight. on saturday, august 26th. >> they have been trash talking each other relentlessly, but the real battle is already under way with vegas nightclubs trying to book the biggest names while everyone's in town. some of the biggest names are calvin harris, jay cole and perhaps the biggest name, fitty cent. he'll be throwing a party with gee zee. >> i do like gee zee. he's not the only legend of hip-hop in town. on saturday, diddy throwing a
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pool party. >> we're sure this is happening this year and not ten years ago? >> it really does seem like this is early 2000. >> we didn't dig up an old script? >> so diddy will be in the daytime. >> okay. >> and then you've got the fight. and then after that, you have the edm boy band. the chain-smokers. [ laughter ] >> so they will work their way beat.ross,eejay mustard on the and the most interesting note of all, mcgregor is booked to appear at a club named surrender. >> oh. >> doesn't that sound like a little bit of a jinx maybe, foreshadowing? >> he's going to lose anyway, so it's okay. >> no. didn't you see his suit? next to beyonce having fun over the weekend roller skating. >> she posted this to instagram after spending time at a skating rink in venice, california, out and about with jay-z after
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giving birth to their twins rumi and sir. >> he has been releasing a video which re-imagines "friends" with a black cast, featuring desiree and carmichael plays off the widely-held notion that the original "friends" was a rip-off of "living single", a show of six african-american friends living in new york. it ran for five seasons. and we have breaking news for "the skinny" this morning. anna faris and chris pratt have announced they're separating. >> in other news, love is dead. faris posted a note saying the couple tried for a long time but they will always love each other and their son has two parents who love him very much. we don't want to end on a sad note. so how about we check out chris pratt's guardians of the galaxy co-star.
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hasselhoff. in this bizarre music video. >> bizarre for hasselhoff. that's saying a lot. vladimir putin loves this.
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hangs on with $12.4 million. >> all those bad reviews. >> the emoji movie still hangin' in. and some dogs like to catch a ball. some like to catch a frisbee, but for this group of dogs in california, it's all about catching the wave. >> they are hanging ten and then some. janai norman gives us the look at the world championships. >> reporter: off the leash and on the beach. a bunch of hounds hitting the waves along the sandy shores of san francisco. [cheers and applause] the theme of the day, hanging ten with man's best friend. for the annual world dog surfing championships. >> he was just riding a great wave. >> reporter: the dogs scored by how long they ride, how big the wave, confident, and those tricks. a bonus. >> you know what?
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the better surfer among the two of us has got to be abbey. >> reporter: but it was no walk in the park. the competition was stiff. >> once he's on the board he's very serious and very competitive. he loves the applause. there's a good rivalry among the dogs. >> reporter: even in the dog-eat-dog surfing competition, the rivalry sometimes turned to teamwork. [cheers and applause] >> it's always a fun thing to watch when these impromptu tandem sessions happen. >> reporter: but in the end, there could only be one top dog. >> number one, abbey! >> reporter: janai norman, abc news, los angeles. >> how cute is that? >> they go backwards! very impressive. >> but some of us can hang onto that. >> yeah, like this. if that's what you mean by that. >> there you go. >> oh, frank! >> frank the bun. this is an actual photo. >> oh, yeah.
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he loves to surf. actually, i think. >> is that like body boarding?
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making news in america this morning, president trump is facing serious foreign challenges during his working vacation. north korea is expressing anger overnight after ing hit with new international sanctions and there is a new u.s. response to russia's diplomatic demands. plus, the vice president's strong response to a report about his own white house ambitions. what he's saying about a presidential run in 2020. we're live in washington. a powerful storm is barreling towards the east coast right now leaving behind damage from tornadoes and flooding. we have the forecast coming up. and chalk this up as a case of the mondays. the officer driving that car clearly forgetting something after stopping to get some gas.


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