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two decades. making news in america this morning, firefighters mourned. the procession for the fallen men taken away from the scene as the victims are identified. plus, an entire washington town evacuated forced to flee their homes as the flames get closer. breaking overnight an explosion rocks los angeles shaking building, causing injuries and knocking out power to the staples center during a concert. the late breaking details coming in. data dump. another round of files released by the ashley madison hackers. more names exposed showing people who use the cheating website. the pentagon now involved. medical miracle. the new technology helping a paralyzed woman break free from her wheelchair.
well, good friday morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm phillip mena. we begin with those three fallen firefighters identified killed wednesday battling a wildfire in washington state. >> they were part of an elite group that scouts wildfires ahead of the arrival of larger groups of their colleagues. as the fight against the blaze that took their lives continues they're being honored as heroes. this morning, a somber procession, more than a dozen fire and police vehicles escorting the bodies of three firefighters, 20-year-old some zbyszewski, 26-year-old andrew zajac and 31-year-old richard wheeler dying on the front lines. all killed when their vehicle crashed overtaken by flames in twisp, washington. >> it hurts deep. but the job goes on. >> reporter: another firefighter. 25-year-old daniel lyon suffering critical burns. >> this was his first season as a firefighter. he's the kind of kid that his mother and i and family are so
proud of. >> lyon was flown to a hospital his life. washington governor jay insly saying 400,000 acres are burning right now. neal karlinsky is in twisp. >> >> reporter: they're evacuating us out of this area. the flames are coming. they're saying there is a propane tank. we're going to move on. >> reporter: overnight 60 miles from twisp forcing more evacuations. those living in tonasket were forced to evacuate. in california, fires have forced evacuations of fat parks. east of oakland, billowing smoke could be seen for miles and air tankers are being used to help try to contain the blaze. in eastern oregon three dozen homes were destroyed including carolyn hodge's. >> we're going to have to find a place to live for probably a couple of years. >> the three deaths in
washington state raises the number of firefighters killed this year across the west to 13. now, some weather. we're keeping an eye on hurricane danny, a tiny storm spinning now nearly a thousand miles east of the windward islands. >> its maximum sustained winds around 80 miles an hour. unclear whether it will affect land. of much more immediate concern powerful storms causing flash flooding north of baltimore. some areas received up to 6 inches of rain and cars getting caught on flooded streets and rescue crews pulled 18 safely from their vehicles. to one injured. accuweather's justin povick has today's forecast. good morning, justin. >> phillip and reena, thanks and good morning to you. on this friday and continuing into the start of the weekend we're concerned about drenching downpours along the interstate 95 corridor. more specifically new york city to hartford to boston where i think there could be flash flooding but to the west we're in good shape with lots of
sunshine and also low humidity. now, it's bad news in the northwest. we actually need the rain, and we're concerned about more fire danger. phillip and reena, back to you. >> thank you very much. into politic, the verbal war trump heating up. >> the men exchanging harsh words over the issue of immigration and the leading democrat now responding. abc's kenneth moton is watching it now from washington and he joins us now live. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, busy weekend ahead for the candidates and you better believe neither the donald nor the jeb plan to back down on the immigration talk. a bush and a billionaire, a head-to-head battle over immigration. donald trump who is surging in popularity and expecting to have his largest campaign event tonight is vowing mass deportations of illegal immigrants. >> we're going to get them out so fast and so quick and it's going to be tough. it won't be like will you please come with us. back.
>> there should be a little more focus on solving the problems rather than just coming in like a tidal wave and saying things that are just outrageous and don't make sense. >> reporter: the only thing they agree on is the use of the controversial term anchor babies. it's used to describe the american-born children of undocumented immigrants who have them to an authorize them in the u.s. >> people find that hurtful. >> you mean it's not political a correct yet everybody uses it. >> you used the term anchor babies on the radio. >> i don't. >> you don't regret it. >> reporter: two years ago bush sent a letter to chill asking conservatives not to use the offensive term. >> i'll use the word anchor baby. >> reporter: hillary clinton didn't waste any time calling out both men in a new ad. the democrat tweeted a few suggestions, how about babies, children or american citizens. a new quinnipiac university poll says trump is beating clinton and bush in his own state of
florida. i should also tell you that trump has moved his alabama pep rally from a small venue to a 40,000-seat venue. >> great expectations. >> kenneth moton live in washington, thank you. breaking overnight a los angeles high-rise rocked by a powerful underground explosion. four people injured. the 19-story building was damaged but the fire was quickly put out. the blast also cut power to the staples center in the middle of a shania twain concert. twain tweeting, we had so much fun in l.a. that we blew the porer out. the show continued within minutes after backup electricity kicked in. no word yet on a cause. a gas explosion at a new york city high school has seriously injured three construction workers. firefighters were still combing through the rubble late last night looking for clues. the fifth and sixth floors of the school were the most seriously damaged. construction crews were working on a gas line in a science lab when the explosion happened.
police in los angeles revealing overnight that they gene simmons. police would not discuss the details of the investigation which was being carried out by the lapd's internet crimes against children task force. they say simmons and his family were not the target of the investigation. simmons' wife shannon tweeted we couldn't be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. the los angeles sheriff's department will recommend a vehicular manslaughter charge to be filed against caitlyn jenner. investigators determined jenner was driving too fast at the the time of a deadly chain reaction crash in malibu last february. the former olympian rear ended two cars killing one of the drivers. if she's convicted jenner could face one year in jail. former president jimmy carter has completed the first round of radiation for cancer on his brain. mr. carter revealing the diagnosis during an extraordinary news conference yesterday in atlanta.
the former president was philosophical when he first learned that the cancer had spread. >> i just thought i had a few weeks left, but i was surprisingly at ease, you know, i've had a wonderful life. [ applause ] >> mr. carter is now taking a brand-new drug approved by the fda to boost his immune system. well, still ahead, a major shift in breast cancer and early detection. >> plus more fallout in the ashley madison data dump. the list of people using the cheating website still growing including government workers. and a store clerk stopping a cell phone thief. the dramatic takedown caught on
clerk doing his best to stop a cell phone thief quickly chasing him out of the store. he even got some unexpected help from an suv that inadvertently blocked the getaway car but the thieves were determined with the shoplifter's legs still hanging out the car window, it squeezed through an opening and got away. it's been a horrible session for stocks in asia following a steep sell-off on wall street. some major asian averages lost more than 3% today. here in the u.s., yesterday was the worst day for stocks in 18 months. the dow losing 358 point, nasdaq shedding 141. the s&p 500 nearly 44. concern about china and a possible interest rate hike driving the slide. well, get ready for new hughes in our food. popular foodmakers are going without artificial dyes so prepare for things to look different and that includes the cereal trix. this is the old version on the left. you see right there and the new version on the right. the future version admitting
general mills is that they can't get the same vibrant colors and there will no longer be the blue and green pieces. but as a mom i am grateful that the artificial dyes are out. >> not going to taste the same? >> i bet they'll taste the same. when we come back, the small survivor recovering from a shark attack. this morning the girl's father experience. plus rip current rescue but the surfers to the ocean in a lake. nexxus introduces a new movement in hair. a beautiful fluidity. restoring strength and flexibility so it moves and responds the way you do. new improved nexxus with concentrated elastin protein and precious ingredients.
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checking our morning road condition, heavy rain could cause flooding along the i-95 corridor and lots of wet pavement across the southern half of the nation from arizona to southeast coast. same deal in the northern plains and rockies. if you're flying, airport delays possible in new york, boston, houston and new orleans. more bad news for cheating spouses. another data dump by hackers who breached the ashley madison website. >> information on each user is said to be quite extensive including their name, age and sexual fantasies. the pentagon also investigating reports that thousands of messages were sent from the military e-mail addresses. extramarital affairs are against military law. former reality tv star josh duggar is caught up in the ashley madison hack. duggar apologizing after being outed on the cheating website
and said i've been the biggest hypocrite ever while espousing faith and family values i became unfaithful to my wife. earlier he said he molested young girls including his sisters. a 10-year-old florida girl recovering from a shark bite that needed 90 stitches to close up. kaley zarmac was standing in waist deep water when she felt the shark biting her leg. she managed to walk herself out of the water but then she turned around and walked back into the surf to grab a 6-year-old family friend and drag her to safety. >> she got bit on the right leg. she said she felt it and turned and she could see the shark and she could see the fin flailing around. she turned and yelled to her friend get out of the water. it's a shark. >> indicateshe's said to make a full recovery and be back on her surfboard soon. she'll have quite a scar and a story to tell.
a different kind of danger at a beach in michigan. powerful rip current, the surf so rough two teenagers had to be rescued from lake michigan. a hero surfer pulled the 13-year-old and 14-year-olds girls from the water with the help of public safety officers. one teen wasn't breathing but now in stable condition. the waves near muskegon were as high as seven feet and red flags were posted indicating dangerous swimming conditions. a new study reviewing debate about breast cancer in its earliest stages. women who had lumpectomies and mastectomies for zero stage breast cancer lived as long as those who didn't have the surgery. it's the most extendsive research on early stage cancer. a houston woman is learning to walk again thanks to cutting edge technology. sara domson dumped a devastating injury which left her legs paralyzed. she was in a wheelchair until now.
with help from a robotic exoskeleton called rewalk she's up again. >> it means to be eye-to-eye with your family and friends. >> with this it gives me hope. i can walk everywhere again. i won't have to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. >> that is good news for so many people. there are fewer than 30 of the rewalks available in the country. if her insurance company approve, domson can take one home next year. now some sports and take heart, nfl fan, the first week of the regular season is just four weeks from this sunday. >> can't believe it and for now preseason will have to do. our highlights from guys at espn. >> hey, welcome. doing a little sports. "sportscenter" los angeles, stan is first. >> talk preseason nfl football. johnny manziel and the browns taking on the bills. josh mccown is their starter right now but manziel brings the excitement. look at this play. rolls out and hooks up with darius jennings for 37 yards and a first down.
two plays later, manziel to shane wynn. play action, sells it, steps up and then hits shane wynn, 10 of 18 and a touchdown. browns say he's still the backup. bills win the game, 11-10. >> what about the rays and astros. chris archer facing the astros. had a good one, bottom of the eight already, lewis fellbuena cannot hit the bard. archer coming out to close it. two out, nobody on. al al altuve your batter. going bare-handed. we know his wife, longoria. once played mike mccarthy's girlfriend in a football story. that really happened. >> redskins with an injury. rg3 left with a concussion. >> thank you. here's a guarantee you have before.
it happened in miami. >> zuno hammers it deep to left but it hits the top of the foul pole which, of course, means it's a fair ball. that home run measured 434 feet and it helped miami to beat philadelphia 9-7. they should call it the fair pole. >> they should call it a do-over. that's not fair. >> what do you mean not fair. >> it hit the pole. >> that means it's fair. should call it a fair pole, not a foul pole. >> how about we move up to "the pulse." killer marriage proposal. a boy's terrifying tactic to ask his girlfriend's hand in marriage. pool party. a momma bear and her cubs taking
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talking about today. a heart felt apology, explanation going viral. >> a little boy named jackson returned a damaged comic book to the public library in toronto along with this handwritten note. i'm sorry that a page ripped when it fell out of my bunk when i fell asleep reading it. it won't happen again. >> the librarian was blown away by his kindness and being praised for his honesty online. that post getting 30,000 likes and hundreds of shares. >> that's awesome. most people don't even believe in a note when they hit your car. next up a wedding proposal straight out of a hollywood horror flick on purpose. it took place on the same street as a key scene from the 1978 horror classic "halloween." >> the bride-to-be loves horror films so her man dressed as michael myers of "halloween" fame popped the big question. >> she said yes. their video includes a rather ghoulish shot. alec wells in the mask and
beloved katherine wearing the new ring. about the proposal she calls it perfect. >> i wonder if it's going to be a halloween theme or get married on halloween day. >> they should. sound perfect for each other. this is that time of year when backyard parties are in full swing. what's better than seeing a whole family frolicking in the water trying to stay cool unless they are bears. the human homeowners deciding not to join them instead capturing it all on camera from inside. >> this was clearly a much-needed respite for mama bear while enjoying her swim. her babies went a little crazy trashing most of the pool toys. mama just wanted a little spa time, someone to do her nails and the kids to run off and play. >> you see them, playing around in the back pround. i wonder how long they were there. they got a new hangout. for some of you, your local news is next. >> everyone else, we'll be back with the "friday funnies."
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checking our top story, four people were injured overnight when an underground explosion rocked an l.a. high-rise. the blast briefly knocked out power to the staples center during a shania twain concert. the three firefighters killed in a washington state wildfire were all members of an elite fire scouting unit. a long procession of emergency vehicles took their bodies to a funeral home yesterday. as the fallen are being mourned the battle against 100 large wildfires across five western states continues. the flames forced the evacuation of a small washington town last night. quick look at today's weather, windy corners pushing the flames in the northwest. rain across the northern rockies and plains. storms and more rain across the south and stormy also for the northeast. and finally from us, the late night comics take on the news of the week. >> here now your "friday funnies." >> in iowa yesterday while playing football with a kid, marco rubio hit him in the face and knocked him down. [ laughter ]
as a result today marco rubio was signed by the new york jets. >> when confronted by reporters yesterday about her ongoing e-mail scandal hillary clinton had this to say. >> i -- i don't -- i have no idea. that's why we turned it over -- >> hillary awkwardly danced like that since earlier this week. >> while campaigning in iowa jeb bush cheated on his diet and had a fried snickers bar, pork on a stick and a beer. yeah. yes. jeb bush said he ate it so at least he could see some of his numbers go up. >> so the donald trump reported for jury duty. of course, they didn't allow cameras in the courtroom while trump was there but did release this sketch and that's it. >> donald trump arrived at the iowa state fair by helicopter. >> if i were him i'd be hefshg nervous around a helicopter.
his hair is not exactly impervious to wind. >> let's give them a helicopter ride, right? good? >> so about 20 kids got to take a helicopter ride with donald trump. he dropped them off in texas. they're now building a wall on the mexican border. nice summer job for them. >> speaking of trump experts are saying that during the debate he actually spoke at a fourth grade reading level. [ laughter ] actually it seemed like the longer trump is in the race the more he seems to be dumbing it down. watch this. >> i have -- i know the smartest negotiators in the world. sees me, i don't need money i bye-bye. ding, ding, bong, bong, bing, bing. >> ding, ding bong. >> and the political race just getting started. lots more fodder to come. >> look forward to it. remind you too on sunday night our robin roberts has a special on katrina, ten years later. be sure to check it out. it's going to be remarkable
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