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america this morning. making news in america this wednesday morning, protests turn unruly overnight following president trump's rally in arizona. police using pepper spray on the crowd. look at these scenes and making several arrests. the president firing up the crowd inside taking aim at the media. >> just to show you how damned dishonest these people are. >> the president also using the campaign-style rally to threaten a government shutdown and defend his comments following the violence in charlottesville. we're live with the overnight developments. plus, a new report that says republican leader mitch mcconnell and the president have not spoken in weeks. so, what sparked this possible fallout? tiger woods vowing to take action after his x-rated selfie photos and pictures of lindsey vonn are leaked online. why the website is refusing to take them down. and powerball fever across
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the country. today's drawing is the second biggest in u.s. history. so, in which state are you most likely to buy the winning ticket? >> ah, new york. >> hmm. >> interesting one. hopefully it's one we all live in and you live in. we say good morning, everybody. we start with breaking news from phoenix. police using pepper spray overnight on protesters after a largely peaceful demonstration against the president's visit. >> police say some anti-trump protesters threw rocks and bottles at them. the cops then responded with stun grenades and pepper spray forcing some of those protesters to douse their faces with water. >> now, inside the convention center, the president started by talking about unity and love. but then quickly turned combative and at times angry blasting the media and his critics in congress. we get started with abc's janai norman. >> reporter: a heavy police presence, pepper spray and
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protesters. [ chanting ] >> reporter: tensions were high in phoenix as supporters and protesters squared off outside. abc's tom llamas is there. >> the phoenix police department had a very good plan in place. they were able to separate the demonstrators from the trump supporters but right at the end the trump supporters were coming out and the demonstrators were able to get right up in their face. there were some screaming matches but we didn't witness any violence though at the end as police were trying to force everyone out, they did use tear gas. the police had gas masks and shields and pretty much marched the rest of the demonstrators outside of downtown phoenix. >> reporter: inside a sea of red hats welcomed president trump in front of a crowd of thousands. trump rehashed his response to the charlottesville violence, attacking the media for its coverage. >> then i said, racism is evil. did they report that i said that racism is evil? [ chanting "no" ] >> you know why? because they are very dishonest people.
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>> reporter: the president saying his words were perfect omitting that he said both sides were to blame, the comment that drew so much criticism and led the phoenix mayor to plead for the president to postpone the rally saying trump doused racial tensions with gasoline. >> look, the president blew it after charlottesville. i mean, it was really a failure of moral leadership. >> reporter: ignoring that request, trump took aim at senate majority leader mitch mcconnell for failing to repeal and replace obamacare and threatened to shut down the government over his border wall. >> believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall. >> reporter: and trump hinted at a pardon of joe arpaio, the former sheriff convicted of criminal contempt for defying a federal judge's order to stop racial profiling in his roundups of immigrants. >> i'll make a prediction. i think he's going to be just fine. >> reporter: and the former director of national intelligence, james clapper, called the president's phoenix rally downright scary and disturbing. he also questioned the president's motivation and
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trump's fitness to hold the office. diane and kendis. >> yeah, he also mentioned that he's scared that the president has the nuclear codes. janai norman, thank you. >> and the president didn't just blast the news media and democrats at last night's rally. >> he made it clear that he is not happy with arizona's two republic and jeff flake saying flake doesn't matter because no one knows who he is. >> but mccain mattered quite a bit when he cast that deciding vote that killed the repeal of obamacare, and the president unloaded on him. >> but we were one vote away from repeal, but, you know, they all said, mr. president, your speech was so good last night. please, please, mr. president, don't mention any names. so i won't. i won't. no, i won't vote -- one vote away.
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i will not mention any names. one vote. speak to your senator, please. speak to your senator. >> well, neither republican senator was at the rally nor was arizona's republican governor doug ducey. he was, however, at the airport. well, at that rally president trump also expressed some cautious optimism about north korea saying its leader kim jong-un is, quote, starting to respect the u.s., and the president said something positive might come of that. now, some analysts say that suggests his administration might be ready to seek talks with north korea about its nuclear weapons program. now to the report of a rocky relationship between president trump and the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, "the new york times" reports that the two men haven't spoken to each other in weeks, and it says mcconnell has privately expressed uncertainty that the president will be able to save his administration following this summer's controversies. the report also refers to a phone call two weeks ago that turned into a profanity-laden shouting match.
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the president accusing mcconnell of bungling the health care debate. a spokesman for mcconnell says his boss and the president have, quoting here, shared goals. and top trump administration officials have been adding some details to president trump's afghanistan strategy. the first new developments of additional u.s. troops to the war zone could take place within days, but there's just no official word on how many more americans will ultimately be joining that fight. >> this entire effort is intended to put pressure on the taliban to have the taliban understand you will not win a battlefield victory. we may not win one but neither will you. and so at some point we have to come to the negotiating table and find a way to bring this to an end. >> tillerson also said the u.s. could consider punishing pakistan if it doesn't stop offering safe haven to taliban fighters. the deadly collision involving the "uss john s. mccain" has already cost a top commander his job.
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vice admiral joseph aucoin, the leader of the u.s. western fleet, is being relieved of duty following four accidents of ships under his command this year alone. the "mccain" collided with an oil tanker near singapore. the navy said divers searching its flooded compartments have found remains of some of the ten sailors missing. a waging wildfire in central washington is finally contained and people are heading back home this morning. at least 100 homes were evacuated because of the large, fast-moving wildfire that scorched hundreds of acres, destroyed at least four homes and left a thousand people without power. authorities are still trying to determine what caused that fire. now let's take a look at your weather. severe storms are moving across the northeast and new england this morning. you can see the strongest activity is in the appalachians and then along the coast from new jersey to new england. now, those storms will leave in their wake some cooler, less humid weather. the storm system is coming out of the midwest, especially the kansas city area where it dumped record rainfall. first responders there handled
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more than 60 calls for water rescues alone. workers at this industrial complex were surprised by how quickly that water rose stranding them inside. well, still ahead right here, the $700 million jackpot. which state has the best odds of selling today's winning ticket? plus, new this morning, an 18-year-old missing in a national park for 11 days has been found alive. hear what rescue teams are saying about where he was all that time. and a car owner refusing to give up his vehicle clinging to the back of a tow truck. the dramatic scene playing out.
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grief counselors will be available today at a new york city high school after the death of a freshman football player. police say dominick bess collapsed during a noncontact practice in the bronx. bess is the second new york area football player to die during a workout this month. a 16-year-old on long island was killed when he was struck in the head with a log. day three of testimony begins in just a few hours in a georgia murder case featured on a reality show. the victoria rickman case includes the defendant which says she shot and killed her boyfriend four years ago because he tried to rape her. in an odd twist, a reality tv crew had followed responding officers to the scene the night of the killing and an officer was hurt on camera questioning whether rickman was telling the truth. tiger woods, lindsey vonn and other stars are making legal threats against a celebrity gossip website. woods and vonn dated for two years. her phone was hacked and naked photos of both of them were recently stolen and posted
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online. a spokesperson for vonn calls the hack a despicable invasion of privacy. photos of other stars including miley cyrus were also stolen and posted on the website. woods and other victims are threatening to sue the site. the website operator is denying they stole the photos directly from woods and vonn and says he won't remove the photos. the stock market opens today off its best day since spring. the dow surged nearly 200 points amid new hopes of tax reform and opens just a shade under 21,900 after its best single day performance since april. the nasdaq and s&p 500 posted gains yesterday as well. and a landmark hotel once owned by the president is up for sale. new york city's famed plaza hotel is on the market according to "the wall street journal." it could sell for more than $550 million. now, donald trump owned that building from 1988 until 1995. among those rumored to be interested in buying the plaza,
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co-founder of hip-hop group the fugees, pras michel. >> there must have been a lot of money in the fugees. who knew? when we come back the wife of the treasury secretary apologizing this morning. why she received backlash for this instagram photo. and a new health study that says high doses of a popular vitamin supplement could be tied to cancer. needles. essential for him, but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and
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. it's been a dark and stormy night here in new york city including thunder and lightning. you can check out the video there. at least one bolt of lightning struck world trade center. this is the view from across the east river in brooklyn. there's one world trade. yeah, well, that system is moving into the atlantic ocean right now, but roads could still be wet this morning. flooded roads are likely further south all the way to the southwest. if you're flying airport delays are most likely in atlanta. the wife of the treasury secretary is at the center of a social media firestorm this
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morning. >> she's apologizing after an instagram post and a response that appeared to flaunt her wealth. abc's mary bruce has all the details. >> reporter: a glamorous woman stepping off a private jet windswept, a luxury handbag in tow, it's a familiar scene on instagram, but this post is sparking outrage. why? because that's treasury secretary steve mnuchin and his wife scottish actress louise linton returning from an official trip, and that's a government plane. linton posted the photo bragging about her head to toe designer outfit, great day trip to kentucky she wrote, #tomfordsunnies, hermes scarf, valentino. secretary mnuchin is a wealthy former goldman sachs executive. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: he married linton recently in a lavish ceremony attended by the president and first lady. online the backlash to linton's post was as fierce as her fashion. glad we could pay for your little getaway, #deplorable wrote jenny miller, a mother of
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three from portland, oregon. but linton fired back writing, have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? either as an individual earner in taxes or in self-sacrifice to your country? pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice adding, you're adorably out of touch. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> linton calls her comments highly insensitive. secretary mnuchin is reimbursing the government for her travel and the treasury department says she was not paid by fashion labels for her comments. we're going to move to a health alert about lung cancer and vitamin b supments. a new study found that men who took high doses of vitamin b6 and b12 supplements had a higher risk for lung cancer. now, researchers found the risk of lung cancer was nearly double for men. for male smokers the risk was between three and four times higher. the study did not find the same risk for women or nonsmokers. a teen missing for 11 days has been found in tennessee's great smokey mountains national
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park. 18-year-old austin bohanan was taken to the hospital. he was the subject of a massive search with hundreds of rescuers scouring the remote area. but on tuesday he simply walked out of the park. a family member says they had a big celebration after hearing that the teen was safe. relieved family, no doubt. and this incident caught on camera happened near los angeles. that's a man on the back of that tow truck that's also towing away his car. >> well, i mean he's attached. >> the tow truck is moving and the man gets pretty angry, smashes in the rear windows with a crowbar. you see his car fishtail a couple of times during the incident, scrapes along the road. police eventually stopped the whole thing and took everyone involved into custody. >> but did he get his car back? >> that, i don't know. we'll have to follow up on that. 'lonl that. week three of the nfl's preseason kicks off tomorrow night. >> this morning sports is all about a big trade. this happened in the nba. let's get details from espn. good morning, america.
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i'm nicole. he's john. any special shoutouts? >> good morning, utica. okay, so you remember the opening night of the nba season the cavaliers are going to play the celtics. >> sounds good. >> right? now, take kyrie irving and isaiah thomas and have them switch teams. that's right, big trade. irving wanted out of cleveland. wanted out of lebron's shadow. the deal gets together and gets done. tuesday irving to boston. isaiah thomas, centerpiece of a package that included jae crowder, ante zizic and brooklyn's 2018 unprotected first round pick. that's a huge chip really going to ohio. >> this is not so awesome. ufc president dana white says jon jones has once again failed a drug test. this one related to his fight last month with daniel cormier. jones has not yet at least been stripped of his ufc light heavyweight title. jones says he is now working with the crews to have his samples tested again. of course, this is not the first time that jon jones has failed a
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halfway through the week. welcome. it is wednesday, august 23rd. >> 4:27 in the a.m. thanks for being here. we have some traffic issues. let's talk about weather first. yeah, golden gate bridge stuff? >> not so much. looking better. >> good to hear. >> not that bad. >> it is foggy. >> we can talk about that as far as the golden gate bridge and then we'll get to traffic. hi, everybody. good morning on this wednesday. yeah. i love that. let's take a look at what's going on temperature wise. pretty cool and mild out there from temperatures around 56 in, say, santa rosa and napa, to 63 in san jose. oakland, 60. san francisco at 58. here's a look at live doppler 7. you can see the clouds, not as extensive as yesterday, but it is hugging the ground. coming up at 4:30, we'll look at
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your 12-hour day planner. >> we did just get a dense fog advisory in for the golden gate bridge issued by chp. not looking terrible right now, but of course, further north, you could be dealing with some of the low visibility issues. what reggie was talking about, we hit an rv hit the toll plaza about 9:30 last night, did damage to a couple toll booths, but chp just said two lanes will be closed, not three lanes. shouldn't have a big backup. i will keep an eye on that, and the north bay commute, one of the last ones to ramp up. we do have a problem in the east bay. we'll check on that in a few minutes. that breaking news, a lake county deputy has died after his patrol car crashed in lakeport. we learned of his death only a short while ago, and this is new video of the crash late last night. his patrol car ran into a tree
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on heartily road just north of 20th street. right now, officials think he suffered some type of medical emergency right before the crash. the officer was 50-year-old deputy robert rumfelt. he grew up in lake county and was with the department from 1997 to 2006, then again for the last three years. he's served as an assistant football coach at clearlake high school, and he leaves behind a wife and two daughters. reggie. >> that is a shame. thank you. a firefighter got hurt after battling a grass fire in palo alto. it broke out just before 10:00 last night in the foothills above interstate 280. crews kept the fire to about five acres. one firefighter was taken to stanford hospital for nonlife threatening injuries and structures got damaged. >> a surfer is doing fine after being rescued off the water in lands' end in san francisco. he fell on rocks and hurt his ankle. rescuers used a boat to get to him. he was conscious but just kept
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saying he was cold. >> a hearing scheduled today in a recall effort against aaron hersky may be postponed. a judge was just assigned to the case yesterday, and that judge needs time to get up to speed. persky argued the recall should be handled by the state and not the county. if the court sides with him, recall organizered would have to start all over again. those organizers say persky has a pattern of bias in cases involving sex crimes, including the case against former stanford swimmer brock turner. >> it's officially 4:30 in the morning. if you're just joining us, let's get a quick look at weather and traffic starting with mike nicco. >> good morning. let's open up the weather window on the exploratorium. the marine layer getting compressed. we could see some fog in some areas. kaptd see the top of the buildings from the camera at pier 15, as we look back towards downtown san francisco. 12-hour day planner, temperatures close to where we were at this


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