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♪ we know how to do it at least 18 states are under a heat advisory this morning and that means millions of americans will be scrambling to stay cool. >> that's right. so they may want to check this out. this is pretty neat. a japanese designer has come up with some pretty cool outfits. abc's akiko fujita has more. >> reporter: there's no shortage of fans at hiroshi's office. there's two built into his pocket, a pair at every employee's side. chances are you'll always feel a breeze wherever you go. it's just like fanning yourself when it's hot, he tells me, but this is efficient. he's turned a summer staple into big business, creating a line of
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clothing with built-in electric fans. the constant breeze inside the clothes helps lower the body temperature, creating a personal portable cooling system. he calls it the kuchokufu, japanese for air conditioned clothes. people ask why i wear a jacket when it's hot, he says. i tell them, it's cooler than being naked. case in point, akiko tanaka. her office clocks in at a sweltering 88 degrees. no air conditioning. no sweat. i wear this at home while i do chores, she says. the temperature stays the same wherever i go. the brand isn't limited to jackets. there's the standard white shirt, two fans. a hooded jacket, a cooling cushion, and an air conditioned mattress. my personal favorite? the two-piece, four-fanned anti-beasting suit. needless to say, it's tough to make any of these look
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fashionable. feel like an astronaut right now. yet this fashion faux pas has become the must have of the summer. thanks to a power shortage triggered by japan's triple disasters. sales have soared as japanese dial down the ac to slash power usage 15%. even the prime minister's office is calling, asking for 500,000 jackets. he declined because he was out of stock. nearly 1,000 companies, including toyota, use them now. word of the invention is quickly spreading abroad. he's talking to companies from india, china, and the u.s. about taking his cloloing line global. akiko fujita, abc news, japan. >> i think we could use some of those here in new york. >> i could rock that. i think that's a brilliant idea, i like it. >> fans on the side. >> beats the fanny pack. remember those things? that's a much cooler thing.ç
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the cool thing is it evaporates all the sweat. that's what keeps you so cool. i don't blame those guys r doing that. >> it's a great idea, i think k it's going to catch on, i'm telling you. >> all those sales have shot up since the tragedy there back in march. that's big business. ship some over here to america, please. >> we could use some. >> to our friends in dallas especially. 34 days of 100-degree weather or hotter. >> mark my words you'll se those jackets popping up. >> i believe you. coming up next, things get hot in "vanity fair" because jennifer lopez is telling all about her split with marc anthony. >> yes, and after a canceled concert tour and other problems a well-known rocker could be headed for rehab. we'll tell you who in "the skinny."c
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. for all of you kings of leon fans out there, we finally may have the real truth as to what's causing this band to unravel a little bit. started in dallas when the lead singer caleb had to walk off stage saying, it's too hot, i need some gatorade, then they canceled the rest of the u.s. tour. there are reports on
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usmagazine.com saying caleb isi going into rehab to battle addiction to alcohol. his brother is also a member of the band tweeted saying there are internal sicknesses and problems that needed to be addressed. i know you guys aren't stupid, i can't lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough gatorade. so that is the deal. we wish caleb well. the tour is done and let's hope he gets the help he needs, reportedly on the way y rehab. >> get well, get well. >> yes. >> moving on. the "vanity fair" issue that hits newsstands today in l.a. and new york features a gorgeous jennnner lopez on the cover. look at her. never looked better. apparently she spills everything about why her marriage with anthony -- with marc anthony didn't work out. she talks even about her relationship with p. diddy, breaking off her engagement to ben affleck. she talks about loving herself enough to move on, knowing when a person is not right for you. clearly there were a lot of problems in the relationship before this divorce that kind of
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took a lot of people by surprise. she does say that she'll always respect marc as a singer and performer and he will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children. a lot of people interested in lopez right now. she's doing so well professionally. she just signed that $20 million deal for "american idol." >> one more season of "idol," 20 million bucks. good timing, marc. >> she's got to be feeling strong. strong and capable of dealing with a divorce. >> obviously a huge a-list star. music and movies, filmlmndndll of that. this is her third divorce. she's far from an old woman. that backup dancer guy, then the dude before that, a waiter, and now -- >> she says she believes -- she says in this article, i still believe in love, i'm a very passionate person. this hasn't jaded her at all. she's going to put herself out there. she's a romantic at heart. >> she does, she needs to get herself a nice overnight news anchor and find some happiness. all right. update on the charlie sheen "two and a half men" situation. this is very interesting. listen to this. apparently the ninth season of the show is going to premiere with a funeral for charlie
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sheen's character. that is how they're writing him out of the show. apparently all of his ex-girlfriends are going to come back for the funeral and the two other characters, jon cryer and the kid who's now a man pretty much, they're going to try to sell the malibu beach house. it's unclear how his replacement ashton kutcher is going to be written into the show. apparently uncle charlie is dead as this new season gets started. so that's how the producers are dealing with it. >> not going to be reincarnated. i hope. >> no, no. moving on, katy perry is on fire. she's all set to make billboard history. her latest number one -- her latest single, number one "last friday night" from her platinum-selling "teenage dream." if "last friday night" hits the top spot on the top 100 chart, it's currently number two, it would be only the second album to achieve that ranking. the other one, you know what it was? michael jackson's "bad."
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>> she is in good company. she's had an incredible career. she's one of those pop tune machines. everything she cranks out is catchy and soaoa to the top of the charts.
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ask more of your fiber. here some here some are stories to watch today on abc news. egypt's former president hosni mubarak goes on trial today. he's accused of corruption and ordering the deaths of protesters during egypt's uprising. president obama heads to chicago today. he's attending fund-raisers and celebrating his 50th birthday and with congress in recess and the faa's shutdown unresolved, threree senators pl to brief reporters about the situation today. the government is set to lose $1 billion in airline taxes during the shut-down. >> president may be turning 50 but he's graying like a 70-year-old. can you tell the difference? whoo, what a difference three years makes. >> it's hard work.
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finally this half hour, what do you get when you take a hamburger and place it between a glazed doughnut? get ready, there we are, our favorite story of the day. >> the not so gourmet concoction but we can't seem to stop talking g out this is being served at the new york state fair in syracuse. wsyr's lee isaacson got a look at how it comes to life. >> reporter: it's the ultimate brunch. a breakfast glazed doughnut stuffed with a cheeseburger lunch. >> the big kahuna burger with the works. this year's state fair delicacy features a central new york favorite. a doughnut fresh out of the harrison bakery oven. but they seem to be adjusting. baking, frying, flipping, and most importantly, glazing the burgers' buns. do we like our burgers extra sweet? how are we supposed to do this? another layer, you think? and once that all-important sugar-coating is done -- >> split it with a knife and there's your top and bottom to your roll.
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>> reporter: the doughnuts are warmed on the grill and topped with a quarter-pound patty. >> it's definitely a couple-napkin sandwich. >> reporter: it's loaded with burger favorites like bacon, veggies, and condiments. >> lunch is up. >> reporter: and in order to give you a full review, the baker, the cook and i dug into the succulent creation. >> what do you think? >> i think it's delicious. >> first reactions? >> i wasn't sure what to expect. but it's actually really good. >> reporter: two thumbs-up for fairgoers looking for a food adventure. >> the reporter didn't give her review, however. >> she was throwing up. no, but to me it's too much mixture of sweet and salty. i think it would be nasty. this treat is not alone. wisconsin, chocolate-covered bacon on a stick. fried beer in texas. fried jellybeans in massachusetts. and kool-aid pickles in north carolina. >> anything fried.
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this morning on "world news now," political pain. now that the last-minute deal to confront the nation's debt is signed into law there is ongoing tremendous fallout. >> few lawmakers, taxpayers or investors like the compromise measure and putting it to work will bno easy task. it's wednesday, august 3rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. there is so much financial fear felt immediately after the debt deal was signed. wall street is on a downward spiral and this morning overseas markets are also taking a plunge. and could this impact barack obama's presidency? as some of his rivals are turning the debt crisis into a campaign issue. >> imagine it will be the number one issue heading into next
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november. >> that's for sure. also ahead in this half hour of the show, from the heat of capitol hill to another giant heat dome roasting the middle of the country. putting people, crops and even cattle in great danger. later this half hour, they look like cars from science fiction movies. how would you like to take control of a 150-mile-an-hour flying machine? george jetson, look out. >> that would make getting around new york a lot easier. would it not? i could definitely use one. >> i'll take one, i'm sure it's only $1 billion. first with the debt crisis now over, president obama heads to chicago later today for a few fund-raisers. >> the budget battle now heads to a so-called super committee whose job is to cut more than $1 trillion in spending. john hendren has all the details. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, rob and tanya. it is now a done deal and with mitt romney and michele bachmann already campaigning against it, you can expect to hear lots about the debt deal in the 2012 election.
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there was no ceremony at the white house. the president signed the bill into law in private. and there was no celebration. the president sounded relieved but far from thrilled. >> congress s s now approved a compromise to reduce the deficit and avert a default that would have devastated our economy. >> reporter: the senate voted 74-26 to raise the nation's debt ceiling. this is how much our debt was going to rise before the compromise deal, nearly $29 trillion in 10 years. this is how it looks afterwards. the black shows how much of the overspending will be cut, down to $26 trillion. congress took action but not that much. the winners? tea party republicans who held out to the end for deep cuts and no new taxes. even if they needed reassuring. >> and i want to assure you today that although you may not see it this way, you've actually won this debate. >> reporter: most democrats voted for the bill largely without enthusiasm but felt they'd been rolled. the law raises the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion, enough to last through the next presidential
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election, and cuts nearly $1 trillion in spending over 10 years. then it gets complicated. most of the deficit reduction will be proposed by a so-called super committee, a dozen members of congress who in november will present the entire congress with a package of additional $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction. congress will have to take it or leave it, no changes. credit rating agencies reaffirmed the nation's aaa rating but moody's gave it a negative outlook, afraid the cuts or maybe the political will might not be there in the future. rob and tanya? despite the debt deal, investors are still worried about the future of the u.s. economy. markets in asia were sharply lower and the dow is on its longest losing streak since the financial melt-down in 2008. some experts are concerned the u.s. now could enter another recession. >> increasining the debt ceilin removed a big cloud of uncertainty. unfortunately, it's been replaced by another cloud of even greater economic uncertainty. >> this is not a jobs-creating
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bill, this is a deficit-reduction bill. and those are in conflict. >> the one silver lining, oil prices are taking a hit too falling to nearly $93 a barrel in trading overseas. >> a lot weighing on this week's july jobs report coming out. if it's better than expected it could send the markets up. if it's worse, look out. >> look out. the prediction is 84,000 jobs. hopefully if it is betetr the markets could react favorably. but we don't know just yet. >> at this point no one knows. >> we can't see the end of the crisis because it really isn't. there are a lot of miles to go. >> we're right in the middle of it. prosecutors should wrap up their part of the sexual assault trial of polygamous leader warren jeffs today. they presented audio recordings yesterday in which jeffs is heard instructing several young women and girls how to please him m xually. he went on to say it's a way of winning favor with god. another graphic recording is expected today before prosecutors rest. and now to a dramatic clash between british police and a brazen suspect in a speeding
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car. two officers near london try to use their patrol car as a roadblock to stop a man n a stolen bmw but the driver rammed the cop car, sending one of the officers flying. he got up, gave chase and tasered the suspect. that's when the adrenaline wore off and the officer collapsed. good word is, he is now doing okay. in the line of duty, wow. >> absolutely, go. amazing details about a cocaine bust off the caribbean coast of honduras. the coast guard arrived in miami with the 7 1/2 t ts of cocaine yesterday. the 232 bales were seized from a submarine-like boat that had sunk. authorities say the estimated street value of the cocaine? approximately $180 million. this story's downright bizarre. a louisiana man finds himself in trouble this morning after an attempted robbery in the nude. first police say 35-year-old jason clayton tried to steal a 500-pound lawnmower. and then he apparently stripped off his clothes and was peeping into a house.
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police arrived and clayton fled. that's when gunner, the police dog, chased him down. and about that lawnmower? >> he told him, i was going to borrow it, cut my grass and return it later on. >> anybody who would do something that stupid's got to be doped up or crazy. maybe both, huh? >> got to be doped up or crazy. >> that's got to be the sound bite of the day. >> that is my favorite sound bite. clayton, that lovely young man, is in the hospital recovering from the bites he received from gunner the dog. he'll face several charges now, including burglary and shocking, it's actually his second arrest in as many months. >> we do a lot of stories about nude burglars. >> we like nudes here in the overnight. keeps us up. the south is continuing to simmer under a relentless dome of blazing-hot air. more record highs are expected to be shattered today. so far, at least 12 people have died from the heat in dallas
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alone. abc's abbie boudreau is there. >> reporter: in a city paralyzed by 32 consecutive 100-degree days there's at least one business that's booming. you are basically the only person in texas who loves this heat. >> that's right. the ice man loves the heat. >> reporter: emergency ice company bags 180 tons of ice a day. its production up 40% from last year. >> we market towards the restaurants. we rent a lot of trucks right now and we've doubled up on staff to meet the demand. >> reporter: the problem is the water from the faucet is so hot that icemakers at restaurants are unable to make ice. the tap water here? 90 degrees. the relentless heat is taking a toll on this beleaguered city. already 12 deaths in dallas this summer alone. more than all of last year. and in a state where to some football is religion, high school players battle the scorching heat to practice twice a day.
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your day started at 87 degrees. which probably felt like what? >> felt like 100. >> now you're ending your day at 99 degrees. what does it feel like? >> 200. >> reporter: the heat is leaving its mark everywhere. railroad tracks are warping, raising the risk of derailment. this texas lake turned blood-red. not a sign of the end of the world, but drought. leaving behind stagnant water and hundreds of dead fish. and by far the most bizarre discovery found in a lakebed here, four feet across, a remnant of the space shuttle "columbia" from the disaster in 200303. and these hot temperatures are expected to continue to climb. and the forecast for later this week? even hotter. abbie boudreau, abc news. >> whoa, poor folks in dallas, man. 32 straight days of 100-plus weather. >> they need some relief. >> hang in there, guys. now the rest of the forecast on your wednesday.
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stormy in louisville, indianapolis, cleveland and pittsburgh. cooler and late-day showers and thunderstorms from boston down to d.c. lingering extreme heat across the south as you just heard. also some heavy rain around albuquerque, phoenix, denver and salt lake city. >> 93 in boise. 84 in colorado springs. phoenix and dallas as you know remain in the triple digits. 80s from fargo to detroit. 95 in new orleans. 99 in hotlanta. 86 in new york. >> 86 sounds good compared to the rest of the country. >> it does. we're really lucky. we told you about the naked alleged burglar. now a story about stripping down but for a good cause. >> thank goodness for that. thankfully these guys didn't go all the way in houston. they kept it tasteful while participating in an annual suit drive for men's wearhouse. >> the idea here is pretty easy. the donated suits go to charities which hand them out to unemployed folks who can wear them on job interviews. great cause there. like that. just hanging out in boxers, really not a bad idea given the temperatures they've been having there in dallas. like we said, another month of really hot stuff. >> it's a good look. the buff body with the tie. >> let me wipe some drool off
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the desk for you, tanya. want some water? want to cool off? it's all right. here's some water. >> want to come to work tomorrow in just a tie? >> i'll save that for sweeps. >> yeah, that's right. we'll be right back with more "world news now." >> don't go far.
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debt ceiling bill, one thing he said he'd like congress to work on next is getting more products made in america. and on the presidential campaign trail, candidates of course are pushing for more american jobs. but does the merchandise they sell live up to that message? here's abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> one, two, three, four, who you gonna vote for? >> our jobs will go overseas -- >> manufacturers to china and india -- >> reporter: pitching plans to revive the economy. >> the number one job is to create jobs. >> it's real simple. jobs, jobs, jobs. >> reporter: promising to restore american manufacturing. >> we need to start making things again in this country. >> it should mean something when you put "made in america" on a product. >> made in america. that's what i want. >> reporter: that's what they're selling. but we wondered, what are the candidates buying? all those t-shirts, hats, stickers their campaigns sell to make money, where are they made? we sent teams out across the
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country to pick up their stuff. soon it all started coming in. from the romney campaign, made in the usa. bachmann, made here. even huntsman's water bottle, made in the usa. but then herman cain's t-shirt, honduras. rick santorum, dominican republic. ron paul, el salvador. what about their biggest moneymaker? those t-shirts. four of the eight candidates are selling t-shirts made overseas. at a campaign stop for newt gingrich, we picked up this shirt from el salvador. >> i just picked up that one and it's made in el salvador. >> uh-huh. >> and it was a big thing about how you wanted things to be made in america. do you have plans to change things? >> i'll have to ask the folks who ordered this. i didn't order it and i don't do it. >> reporter: we asked herman cain about his t-shirts. >> i wasn't aware that it was made in honduras. i just was aware it was fruit of the loom, which is an american
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company. >> reporter: what about rick santorum? his t-shirts from the minican republic? were you aware of that? >> it's tragic that so many products in this country are made outside of this country. you probably can find a t-shirt occasionally made here in the united states but it's harder and harder to do. >> reporter: really? wasn't hard for us. we found dozens of t-shirt manufacturers still in the u.s. one of the biggest, bayside. they employ 500 workers in 12 states. cotton, dye, stitching all american-made. >> if this senator does not know how to find shirts, call me, i'll sell you the shirts. >> reporter: today bayside's making t-shirts for half the candidates. they say if the other half bought american too they'd hire another 500 workers. so if the candidates could put more americans to work, would they? woululthey make the switch? the gingrich campaign said that shirt from el salvador was a mistake, a rush order, and they now promise everything they sell on their website is made in america.
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the cain campaign said that honduras shirt was a rush order but they've now disposed of them and they're felling supporters on their website where everything comes from, giving preference to american-made items. as for ron paul and that t-shirt his campaign sells from overseas, he didn't make any excuses for it. >> i wasn't aware of it. i wouldn't change it. >> ron paul not making the change, he says he rejects the whole idea of it. as for the sanitorium campaign, we've been going back and forth with them, they still won't say whether they plan to switch their products to products made in america. and everybody's probably screaming, what about the democrats, what about the president? we checked his shirt. it is made in america. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> i love that we're holding them to the fire on that one about home-grown products. >> i agree and i love that t-shirt company said, we'd hire 500 more employees if all the candidates would order their t-shirts from us. >> listen to this stat.
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in the 1970s there were more thanan.4 million textile workers in the u.s., today fewer than 400,000, 2 million jobs overseas. >> find out more about the "made in america" series by checking out abc.com. you've seen them in cartoons and the sci-fi flicks. >>he cars that fly. the future appears to be right around the corner. you're watching "world news s w." now."
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♪ meet george jetson well, we might not be flying around like the jetsons just yet but thanks to researchers at nasa we are getting closer. >> in south bay, california, they are putting the final touches on what could be the new form of transportation in the not too distant future. kgo's jonathan bloom has more.
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>> sky tran hí a nutshell is the jetsons come to real life. >> reportete in a nondescript building at nasa's ames research center a bullet-shaped vehicle creeps down a50-foot metal test track. >> you're whisked away at a high speed with silence. because sky tran is a passive magnetic levitation veveclcl meaning there's no clitter clatter of wheels, you're riding on a cushion of air. >> reporter: gliding up to 150 miles an hour, suspended from poles, sky tran is the first in a category called personal rapid transit. the computer-controlled pods pull off the track and into a a station. riders hop in, swipe a card, and select a stop just like pressing a button on an elevator. it combines the flexibility of a car with the experience of riding a train. >> people don't like driving now because you're stuck in the car, you can't text without risking a ticket or an accident, so with sky tran you'll be able to work while you're traveling. aptop, >> reporter: sky tran's vp of engineering showed us how it works. >> the motor is right here and
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that's what propels the vehicle forward. once the vehicle accelerates, it will then lift up and float on about a centimeter off this track here. >> reporter: sky tran's designers say the technology behind the system is innovative but not revolutionary. what's revolutionary is how much the system will cost cities. or, rather, how much it won't cost them. >> anyone can build a train system that costs $500 million. very few people can build a train system that costs $5 million. >> reporter: sky tran's ceo claims his system will pay for itself, charging fares around 30 cents a mile. >> it can be built cheaply, safely, effectively and efficiently. and the beauty of sky tran is that it's built in a factory like lego. >> reporter: at nasa's ames research center, jonathan bloom, abc news. >> that's incredible, i think. and they say they cost five to ten times less than a light rail. so that is just a cheaper way to go, apparently. bring it on. >> hey. >> compete with the new york subway system there. future.
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"world news now" delivers your morning papers. >> welcome back, everybody. time for your "papers." and i start off with a story i think is absolutely unbelievable out of here in the bronx in new york city. there was an archdiocese school out in the bronx. two years after this guy gets the job, the principal has ties to a white supremacist group. he tried to ban martin luther king's biography, he fired openly gay teachers. he said the increasing number of minorities in the country would lead to a new dark age. "new york daily news" uncovered this story and yesterday he was finally fired by the pastor who said i had a mistake in judgment, i never should have hired the guy. how that happened, blows my mind. we mentioned that story earlier in the week and i wanted to update, that dude is out of a
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job. >> hopefully they will have a new principal soon. >> let's hope. >> here's a story i just love this story out of "the idaho state journal." an idaho falls man has been told, please do not wear your bunny suit around the town anymore. he wears this black bunny suit and goes around scaring kids by making gun actions with his fingers. he shoots at them with like fake guns. >> just for fun? >> just for fun. they told him, please don't do that anymore. gawker weighed in on this and said, he should call the aclu, police can't tell him what to wear, if we were allowed to tell people what to wear i would have urged my congressman to pass a bill against ed hardy a long time ago. >> a matter of first amendment versus being incredibly creepy. >> that is a creepy bunny. a quick story y t of bakersfield. you know how they have these emergency drills and readiness drills. there was a water district and some employees were there and a guy pops in to rob them as part of a drill. there was a miscommunication so they thought they were really being robbed, that this was not a drill, and they were really shaken up there at the west kern water district. they're trying to calm down. they may give those rattled
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employees a few days off. >> good thing nobody had a heart attack, there could be lawsuits out of this one. >> when you do drills, make sure they know it's a drill. this is a great story out of "the detroit news." eminem's "lose yourself" has been given the full-on gospel treatment in a new music video that debuted on tuesday. the selected of god choir, that's the choir that appeared with eminem in chrysler's video that was seen at the super bowl. they have their own music video for the song. you can purchase it on itunes and all the proceeds from the song go to local charities. >> very cool. >> that was great. >> take a listen. ♪ ♪ you've got to lose yourself in the music the moment you own it you better never let it go ♪ ♪ you only get one shot do not miss your chance ♪ ♪ this opportunity comes once in a lifetime ♪
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this morning on "world news now," done deal. the 11th hour plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is now law. but who's really happy with this measure? lawmakers, the american public and investors worldwide are now concerned about the u.s. and its economic future. it is wednesday, august 3rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. all eyes are on the stock markets this morning. overseas exchanges are following the dow after the big plunge on wall street. our business editor fills us in on what may be next for the economy and it's not good news. >> everyone thought once they reached a deal we could see a rally on wall street, stocks could go up and it's been the polar opposite impact. it's scary. more on that coming up.
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also ahead in thisisalf hour, newly uncovered videotape that california prosecutors say was taken by jaycee dugard's kidnappers. they say nancy and philip garrido were coaxing more children while dugard was held prisoner in their backyard. that story is chilling beyond belief. >> terrifying stuff. later this half hour, women who take their workouts to the extreme. see why the new picture of cameron diaz raises new questions about pumped-up ladies. i think they look great. >> this i think is a healthy debate. there's different opinions on this one. can a woman be too buff is the questionon >> beauty is in the eye of the beholder. >> ain't that the truth. before all that the last-minute deal to avert a financial crisis is now law but the hard work is just getting started. >> more than $1 trillion must now be cut from the budget. abc's jake tapper has details from the white house. >> reporter: there was no official ceremony when the president signed the debt deal into law. his signature came in private. earlier as the bill made its way from the senate to the white house, mr. obama sounded less
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than enthusiastic in the rose garden. >> congress has now approved a compromise to reduce the deficit and avert a default that would have devastated our economy. >> reporter: who decides what to cut? most of the deficit reduction will be proposed by a so-called super committee. it's an unusual process. a dozen members of congress who in november will present the entire congress with a package of $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction. congress will not get to haggle. it will be take it or leave it. an unprecedented way of trying to make tough budget decisions. >> the normal way we do business was adequate, we wouldn't have a $14 trillion debt. >> reporter: and there is major incentive for the super committee to come up with these cuts. a sword of damocles hanging over their heads which previous committees have not had. almost 20 years ago, former congressman mike castle worked on a bipartisan commission on entitlement reform. its recommendations went nowhere.
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castle says this is different because if this super committee fails to come up with a plan that congress passes into law, that sets off a trigger. automatically cutting $1.2 trillion from the pentagon, medicare providers, and other programs in a draconian way no one wants. >> that trigger factor is going to make a difference as far as actually having the committee come up with a solution that hopefully both the parties can live with. reporter: what will be cut? we don't know yet. the first $917 billion in savings will be achieved by capping how much congress can spend in different areas. the rest, whether taxes or cuts or both, will be fought over by the super committee. the super committee has less than four months to come up with a proposal and congress must vote on it, according to law, by december 23rd. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >> interesting next few months it shall be. >> a lot of pressure on that super committee. >> a lot.
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>> whoever they will be. some experts of course as we said had predicted a debt deal that would send the stock market soaring but just the opposite has happened. >> the dow is now on the longest losing streak since 2008 and we turn to abc business editor dan arnall to explain why stocks are sliding. good morning, dan. >> rob and tanya, the dow's eight-day losing streak started as congress is trying to solve the nation's debt ceiling crisis. so why didn't the downtrend stop once the president signed the bill? traders immediately turned from the nation's potential default to the slowing economy. a report out on tuesday morning showed that consumers cut back their spending during june. and last friday, a report showed the gdp was growing at a snail's pace from april to june. after an even more miserable first quarter increase. economists say that two-quarters of sub 2% growth means a recession withinin year, almost half the time. those worries push traders into a selling mood. that's unlikely to change unless
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there's a big surprise on friday. the july jobs report is due out and investors are hoping companies add more than the 84,000 new jobs they're expecting. beating that number might turn the market sentiment around. rob and tanya. >> thank you, dan, for that. pretty scary stuff. already the south korea stock market slid nearly 3% in trading this morning. so not looking good overseas. >> and tokyo and hong kong seeing slides as well. even though moody's has said we'll keep our aaa credit rating there's no guarantee that will continue. don't know what standard & poor's is going to do. it's been believed they will be the ones most likely to downgrade to aa. that's still the question, too. >> still waiting on that. >> not over. >> not over at all. a homeless man is in custody this morning charged with claiming the fence around the white house. the secret service says the man is a repeat offender who had been ordered by a judge to stay away from the white house complex. they say there was never any threat to the president. now we turn to an extremely
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disturbing story that gives us some pretty chilling insight into the kidnapping case of jaycee dugard. >> newly released videos show us dugard's captors philip and nancy garrido like we've never seen them before and those videos were released for a very specific reason. >> diana alvear joins us with details. diana? >> reporter: rob and tanya, good morning. what you're about to see is a parent's worst nightmare. it's something a california district attorney says he wants to prevent by changing state law. >> that's it. can you go all the way down? >> yes. >> reporter: this little girl was filmed performing gymnastics in the back seat of nancy garrido's van. you can hear nancy coaxing her on. >> let me see. i i t you can go down really easy, huh? >> yeah, that was easy. >> let me see you do it. >> reporter: at the time this video was recorded, jaycee lee dugard had been a prisoner in nancy and philip garrido's backyard for two years. parole officers visited at least 60 times and never bothered to inspect the property.
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♪ >> reporter: nancy also filmed ç philip, a convicted child rapist, playing guitar at a park, panning off to capture video of kids playing, the real reason they were recording. >> philip and nancy are exactly why parents tell their kids not to talk to strangers. >> how many instances are we talking about, you getting the kids in the van? are we talking less than 20? more than 20? >> it's got to be less than 20. >> reporter: the videos were released as part of a california d.a.'s call to overhaul the state's parole system. he says current policy allows violent sex offenders such as garrido to be released too soon, creating opportunities for them to prey on the most helpless of victims. the d.a. wants parole boards to consider the seriousness of the offender's crime, as opposed to current policy where they weigh heavily the way the offender coped in jail and psychiatric evaluations. rob, tanya. >> beyond disturbing. in other news now,
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investigators in new hampshire have completed an autopsy on the body of celina cass but they are no closer to actually finding out what happened to her. the 11-year-old's body was found in a river monday, a week after she disappeared. yesterday's autopsy yielded no answers as to how cass died or authorities are also being tight-lipped about possible suspects. >> we continue to look at all facets of this case. at this juncture, criminal. we are interviewing witnesses, we are looking at a number of pieces of evidence, but i'm not going to comment if we have a person or persons of interest. >> police are not saying who might have been at the cass family home the night she disappeared. toxicology and other tests will be conducted in the coming days to determine the exact cause of death. there are new clues in the salmonella outbreak linked to tainted ground turkey. this morning's "new york times" reports the meat processing company cargill has been contacted by the government in connection with the case. one california man has died and
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dozens of others have gotten sick from the salmonella. the military is investigating the heat-related death of a paratrooper at ft. bragg. 22-year-old sergeant joshua mann collapsed during a training run friday and died the next day. temperatures at the fayetteville, north carolina, base averaged about 90 degrees the day he passed out. temps peaked about 103. this is the second army death blamed on this summer's extraordinary heat. tropical storm emily is heading straight for haiti and the dominican republic after sparing puerto rico from any major damage. winds picked up to 50 miles an hour but flooding is expected to pose the biggest threat. emily comes ashore this afternoon on hispaniola where more than 600,000 haitian earthquake victims remain without shelter. the storm could still pose a threat to the carolina outer banks this weekend. emily may not hit south ?h@c more pressing problem at hand, a tornado. the twister ripped through several towns in broward county yesterday afternoon, damaging
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dozens of homes, uprooting trees and knocking out power. and with that let's take a look at your wednesday weather now. showers and thunderstorms around louisville, indianapolis, cleveland, and pittsburgh. and some evening storms from d.c. to philadelphia, new york, and boston. >> another scorcher across the south with record heat likely in cities in texas. drenching monsoon rains and flooding in the west from albuquerque to salt lake city. here is something you don't see every day here in the big apple. right there on the ledge, yep, that's a peacock. >> yes, indeed. it's been perched there on the fifth floor of a fifth avenue luxury apartment building so we know he's got good taste in real estate since bolting from the central park zoo yesterday. the zoo is right across the street so it wasn't much of an escape. >> at least he's saving a lot of money on rent. that's for sure. >> that's right. he's got the best views. >> zookeepers say the peacock will likely fly home when it feels safe and likely when it's time to eat something. >> i love all these smart birds figuring out that fifth avenue
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is the place to be. pale male staked out his territory on fifth avenue, now the peacock. >> that bird has some good taste, like you said. enjoy your rent-free stay there on fifth avenue. we'll be back with more "world news now" after this. orld news now" after this.
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getting spooky around here. >> yeah, whoo! a little early morning thunderstorm, lightning storm here on "world news now." >> we're hearing about wacky weather, it's making its way into the news room. >> they say lightning never strikes the same place twice. they obviously have never been to a mysterious river in venezuela. >> that's where by some freak cause of nature lightning
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seemingly strikes all the time. here's abc's matt gutman with more on the strange phenomenon. >> reporter: it's a mysterious jam sessssn of light. hammered out all night, nearly every night. 40,000 bolts, up to 300 nights a year. northwest venezuela call this phenomenon rebaba, the river of fire in the sky. scientists know it as one of the lightning capitals of the world. our guide is alan highton who photographs the lightning and lives on t t lake with the villagers. >> lightning to them is like cars on the street to someone in new york city. >> reporter: truth is, scientists still aren't sure how any lightning, much less the rebaba, is created. >> my own opinion is there's a very intense low pressure in this whole basin. as night falls this causes towering clouds in six or seven
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different places and you can get six to seven lightning storms around you at the same time. >> we had alan saying 12:13, shortly after midnight, we'll see the big ones. these nasa pictures show the intensity of the electrical storm about to kick off. lightning so punctual, so predictable, we set up lawn chairs and train our cameras skyward. >> that is incredible. >> reporter: and at midnight, just as predicted, the lightning explodes. all around us. i'm matt gutman in venezuela. >> incredible. it's like a fireworks display. you grab your chair and watch the show. >> like something out of a movie. that's incredible footage. i'd love to hear the full weather reason why that happens. january of 2010, for a few months it didn't do it at all. the show kind of stopped. then a few months later it kicked back up again.
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>> apparently when it stopped it was a big blow to the indigenous people because this lightning has a symbolic resonance for them. >> their claim to fame, it's a tourist attraction. what a cool show. mother nature in all her glory, right? whoo. >> absolutely, that would be something to see. coming up, children's toys that are secret military weapons. >> the remote-controlled trucks being sent from toy shops to the danger zone. you're watching "world news now." abababababababababababababb
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♪ we know how to do it ♪ we know how to do it that wililget you going.. >> that will get you up. for the men and women serving overseas a gift from home can make a soldier's day.
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it can also save a soldier's life. >> this is a really cool story. a rochester, minnesota man recently sent his brother in afghanistan a remote-controlled car. that toy ended up saving the lives of six soldiers. kaal's david springer reports. >> i absolutely couldn't believe it. >> reporter: when kevin guy who opens everytytng hobby in rochester -- >> it's a a y, it really is. >> reporter: and his friend ernie sent a remote-controlled truck just like this one to chris in iraq, it had a wireless camera mounted on it. they thought it would make his job of searching for bombs easier and much safer. they were right but they didn't realize how right until a few days ago. >> i got an e-mail that said, sorry but the truck's gone. >> reporter: chris, now serving in afghanistan, had loaned the truck to another patrol searching for roadside bombs. >> over the weekend, we learned this truck hit a trip wire and actually exploded. >> they're estimating it was
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rigged to about 500 pounds of explosives. >> that's just unreal. i mean, that's six mothers that six guys are going home to. >> you know what, ernie, let's send them both. >> reporter: the goal is to get the soldiers as many remote-controlled trucks as they can and get them there as fast as possible. on tuesday, guy and fessenden mailed out the latest stampede rc vehicle -- >> do we need to do anything special with this? >> reporter: -- which by total coincidence is called maximum destruction. they say the name fits perfectly with its newew purpose. >> i talked to my brother a number of times. they say anything they get from a letter to a bag of peanuts makes them feel great. then if you send them something cool like this, helps them doo their job, keeps them safe, there's no way of explaining that. it's such a great feeling. >> it's amazing. >> who knew, wow. >> really is amazing. costs a few hundred dollars to get this up and going. it takes about four weeks. for packages to get there.
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>> that's the downside a little bit. whatever saves our troops over there, more power to them. >> let's all send trucks. we'll be right back. ith a hoveround., all possibe tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money." jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me." breaking news...when you call today, we'll include a free hoveround collapsible grabber with the purchase of your power chair. it reaches, it grabs, it's collapsible and it's portable. it goes wherever you go. get it free while supplies last. call the number on your screen to get your free video, brochure and your free hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen.
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welcome back, everybody. finally this half hour, celebrities like cameron diaz are of course not afraid to show off these beach bodies and why should they, they work hard to stay in shape. >> fantastic. a recent picture of diaz in a bikini that hit the internet has some asking can a woman be too buff? here's abcbc linsey davis. >> reporter: these are the bulging biceps, washboard stomachs, lean, mean, can't pinch an inch bodies of women who some critics say need to tone it down. >> that again is --
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>> hello, hi -- >> gravity. >> reporter: cameron diaz has come under fire for her sculpted muscles, broad shoulders and hardened physique. this is what she's worked so hard for with gruelling, punishing workouts similar to those of her buff boyfriend a-rod who no one's ever criticized for being too toned. >> in today's society men are supposed to be big and strong. >> reporter: but women? there may be a double standard. >> you want arms like thth, baby? look at that. >> reporter: kelly ripa's been ripped for being too ripped. madonna had people up in arms for being too "vein" so to speak. perhaps serena williams depicts the pop culture paradox best. she's been described as either too muscular to be feminine or too fat for tennis. >> we have to start as a culture accepting women in our new roles and that's as strong, confident, beautiful, muscular, curvy women. >> reporter: summer white is a ç fitness model who says, bring on
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the muscle. >> i did see pictures of cameron diaz in her beautiful yellow bathing suit and i thought she looked phenomenal. >> reporter: there's a big difference between essential fat for men and for women. essentially we're talking about the minimum amount of fat necessary for physical health. the minimum for women is 10% to 13%. for men it's 2% to 5%. still, forsome, it's now trend to be a real-life g.i. jane. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> what do you think, rob? you like a woman with some muscle? >> someone who hasn't been to the gym since birth -- oh, wait a minute. >> oh, wow. >> oh, man, that was before -- >> you've been hitting the iron there. >> just a little bit. look at the size of my head compared to the size of the rest of me. >> i love how i go blond as i get more muscles. i love how t tt works. >> it's our summer look. it's what we do. entice more viewers to the show.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," financial fight. congress met its debt deadline but the battle over money is not over. >> putting the new law to work will be a political challenge and it's already wrecking nerves from wall street to your street. it's wednesday, august 3rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll explain what's next in the process for this new debt law and also look into the uncertainties investors, businesspeople and the american public are all experiencing now as capitol hill comes up with some new ways to pay its b bls. also ahead, the astonishing testimony in the sex abuse trial of polygamous leader warren jeffs. some audio recordings played for the jurors are not fit for our family audience. do we have a aamily audience?
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we must. >> we do. some nights. later this half hour, combining two fattening favorites. oh, look at that thing. into one. feast your eyes on a deep-fried doughnut and the hamburger patties and fixings they put in between it. we cannot wait to relish our favoritetetory of the day. usually they bring out food when we have a food story like this. >> we normally would eat this. >> we couldn't get one of these. it's the state fair in syracuse, this heart attack on a plate. so we have not -- there's not one in the studio, unfortunately. we probably would eat it, think. >> i think we would. >> it's bad. >> it's late, we get the munchies. >> i feel it, i feel it. but first, the debt deal is now law. president obama signed the historic bill in private at the white house less than two hours after it passed the senate. >> now a so-called super committee must begin paring away more than $1 trillion in spending. abc's jake tapper has more now on what's ahead. >> reporter: the showdown over the debt ceiling has been averted but the fight over the national debt and the deficit
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every year has only just begun. the first round of cuts, $917 billion, comes in the form of spending caps and congress will have to decide what gets funded, what does not get funded, what loses money, what gains money. then comes the big fight. $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction. that will be decidededy a 12-person super committee formed up of three members of the house that are democrats, three members that are republicans, three members of the senate that are democrats, three members that are republicans, and that will be a fierce fight. they have until november 23rd to come up with that deficit reduction. if they do come up with it, congress votes on it by december 23rd. if it passes, that's $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction. if it fails, either the super committee fails to come up with a proposal or congress fails to pass it, there is a sword of damocles hanging over the that is in the form of triggers.
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even with this tough deficit reduction, that gives you an idea of how much more this nation spends than it takes in in taxes. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. well, the debt deal did little to ease worries for investors around the world. the dow slumped more than 200 points yesterday. now markets overseas are falling sharply as well. abc's jim avila has more now on the ongoing economic fallout. >> reporter: back from the brink. and for this retired north carolina couple, who when we first met them two weeks ago was gripped by fear of an august 2nd government default, is filled with relief. >> it is a temporary reprieve for our 401(k) in the short-term. >> reporter: economists agree the debt crisis bill averted an immediate stock market disaster and sidestepped a credit downgrade by all three of the nation's largest credit agencies. but the debt deal does nothing for the underlying economy in the doldrums which is why the market fell more than 200 points. >ncreasing the debt ceiling
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removed a big cloud of uncertainty. unfortunately, it's been replaced by another cloud of even greater economic uncertainty. >> reporter: so furniture manufacturer bill weissman in suburban boston is still not hiring. he told us last week the threat of default stalemated his business and told us the washington default solution contains few details. so he still can't expand. >> very difficult to invest capital when you have no idea what tomorrow holds. >> reporter: in fact, many economists believe the promised spending cuts actually make job creation even more difficult. >> this is not a jobs-creating bill, this is a deficit-reduction bill. those are in conflict. >> reporter: the spending cuts are likely to slow hiring of construction workers, already mired in a housing slowdown. and now without new government money for highway and bridge-building. threatened medicare cuts could slow hiring at hospitals. medical stocks, already hit hard
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in the market. defense contractors now face huge cuts, threatening the jobob of those who make jets, guns, even bullets. less money for education could force larger class sizes and fewer teachers. if all this sounds like a catch-22, that's exactly what economists are saying. businesses won't hire until people start spending. people won't start spending until their jobs are no longer in jeopardy. jim avila, abc news, new york. >> what a quagmire. really. this is a difficult situation. >> we're saying thatathe important point from that piece, it was a deficit-reduction bill, not a job-creation bill. and all these cuts coming down the road are going to cost the country momo jobs at a time e en we're seeking to create more. it really is this catch-22. >> we don't know what's going to happen to our credit rating. moody's says we will hold on to the aaa credit rating. >> standard & poor's, the jury's still out on that one, we'll have to see. meanwhile, global markets are still falling. tokyo, hong kong, south korea, all having another rough day. >> each of those slid about 2% in early trading. >> not pretty. >> look out. in other news, a homeless man is in custody this morning charged with climbing the fence
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around the white house. the secret service says the man is a repeat offender who had been ordered by a judge to stay away from the white house complex. they say such intrusions have been happening about once a week. in other news this morning, prosecutors are expected to wrap up their sexual assault case against polygamous leader warren jeffs later today. >> jurors in the case have been hearing some graphic, even disturbing evidence over the last few days. diana alvear joins us with an update. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob and tanya, good morning. it was a tough day for a texas jury. they had to listen to audio recordings of cult leader warren jeffs allegedly instructing his teen brides on how to please him. while warren jeffs may say they were married in the eyes of his god, an expert on texas family law testified there was no actual documentation he was legally married to a 15-year-old or a 12-year-old. the court also heard an audio recording of jeffs allegedly instructing the girls on how to please him sexually. the leader of the fundamentalist church of jesus s rist of latter-day saints is on trial
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for sexually assaulting the two girls, whom he allegedly took as child brides. monday a dna expert told the court tests showed jeffs fathered a girl with the 15-year-old. the jury also saw pictures of the cult leader kissing and fondling the 12-year-old. >> you have to look at warren jeffs like you look at many people that create cults. they aspire to those positions because they believe they're the messiah. >> reporter: jeffs is representing himself. last week, he fired his entire legal team. over the last few days he has repeatedly objected to witness statements and court proceedings, tried to get the judge removed, and launched into sermon-like rants warning the court god will not stand for his persecution. the stakes couldn't be higher for jeffs. if the jury convicts him of all the charges, he could be sentenced to life in prison. in 2007 jeffs was convicted of being an accomplice to rape in utah. that conviction was later overturned. he goes on trial for bigamy
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charges in october. rob, tanya? >> diana, thank you. tropical storm emily is picking up steam as it makes a bee line for haiti and the dominican republic this afternoon. there were no reports of major damage or injuries after the storm brushed past puerto rico. flooding could be a big problem on hispaniola where hundreds of thousands of haitians have been without shelter since last ç year's earthquake. emily still poses a threat to the carolina outer banks. >> getting to the heart of storm season, here we go. >> yes, we are. take a look at your wednesday weather now. another soaker in the desert southwest with flooding from albuquerque to salt lake city. showers and thunderstorms from louisville to pittsburgh. popup afternoon showers down in florida. more blistering heat from texas to georgia. >> indeed. 108 in dallas. 99 in atlanta. a mild 76 in boston. 86 here in new york. 80s across the midwest. a red-hot 111 in phoenix. sacramento 87. seattle 77. well, there is a new
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attraction over at the indianapolis zoo. she is the new girl in town. an elephant calf born two weeks ago today. >> look at her, isn't she adorable. already she's 34 inches tall and is tipping the scales at 254 pounds. she's going to be a big girl, that one. >> indeed. zookeepers are easing her into the spotlight. for now she'll only be on public view for just about two hours a day. >> apparently she was born via artificial insemination and this is her mother's third baby born that way. >> good for mama, she's staying busy. >> that's right, got to keep the baby elephants coming. we'll be back with more "world news now" after this.
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♪ we know how to do it at least 18 states are under a heat advisory this morning and that means millions s americans will be scrambling to stay cool. >> that's right. so they may want to check this out. this is pretty neat. a japanese designer has come up with some pretty cool outfits. abc's akiko fujita has more. >> reporter: there's no shortage of fans at hiroshi's office. there's two built into his pocket, a pair at every employee's side. chances are you'll always feel a breeze wherever you go. it's just like fanning yourself when it's hot, he tells me, but this is efficient. he's turned a summer staple into
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big business, creating a line of fans. the constant breeze inside the clothes helps lower the body temperature, creating a personal portable cooling system. he calls it the kuchokufu, japanese for air conditioned clothes. people ask why i wear a jacket en it's hot, he says. being naked. it's cooler than case in point, akiko tanaka. her office clocks in at a sweltering 88 degrees. no air conditioning. no sweat. i wear this at home while i do chores, she says. the temperature stays the same wherever i go. the brand isn't limited to jackets. there's the standard white shirt, two fans. a hooded jacket, a cooling cushion, and an air conditioned mattress. my personal favorite? the two-piece, four-fanned anti-beasting suit. needless to say, it's tough to
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make any of these look fashionable. feel like an astronaut right now. yet this fashion faux pas has become the must have of the summer. thanks to a power shortage triggered by japan's triple disasters. sales have soared as japanese dial down the ac to slash power usage 15%. even the prime minister's office is calling, asking for 500,000 jackets. he declined because he was out of stock. nearly 1,000 companies, including toyota, use them now. word of the invention is quickly spreading abroad. he's talking to companies from india, china, and the u.s. about taking his clothing line global. akiko fujita, abc news, japan. >> i think we could use some of those here in new york. >> i could rock that. i think that's a brilliant idea, i like it. >> fans on the side. >> beats the fanny pack. remember those things? that's a much cooler thing.
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the cool thing is it evaporates all the sweat. that's what keeps you so cool. i don't blame those guys for doing that. >> it's a great idea, i think it's going to catch on, i'm telling you. >> all those sales have shot up since the tragedy there back in march. that's big business. ship some over here to america, please. >> we could use some. >> to our friends in dallas especially. 34 days of 100-degree weather or hotter. >> mark my words you'll see those jackets popping up. >> i believe you. coming up next, things get hot in "vanity fair" because jennifer lopez is telling all about her split with marc anthony. >> yes, and after a canceled concert tour and other problems a well-known rocker could be headed for rehab. we'll tell you who in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. for all of you kings of leon fans out there, we finally may have the real truth as to what's causing this band to unravel a little bit. singer caleb had to walk off ad stage saying, it's too hot, i need some gatorade, then they canceled the rest of the u.s. tour. there are reports on
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usmamazine.com saying caleb is going into rehab to battle addiction to alclcol. his brother is also a member of the band tweeted saying there are internal sicknesses and problems that needed to be addressed. i know you guys aren't stupid, i can't lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough gatorade. so that is the deal. we wish caleb well. >> absolutely. >> the tour is done and let's hope he gets the help he needs, reportedly on the way to rehab. >> get well, get well. >> yes. moving on. the "vanity fair" issue that hits newsstands today in l.a. and new york features a gorgeous jennifer lopez on the cover. look at her. never looked better. apparently she spills everything about why her marriage with anthony -- with marc anthony didn't work out. she talks even about her relationship with p. diddy, breaking off her engagement to ben affleck. she talks about loving herself enough to move on, knowing when a person is not right for you. clearly there were a lot of problems in the relationship before this divorce that kind of took a lot of people by surprise.
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she does say that she'll always respect marc as a singer and performer and he will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children. a lot of people interested in lopez right now. she's doing so well professionally. she just signed that $20 million deal for "american idol." >ne more season of "idol," 20 million bucks. good timing, marc. >> she's got to be feeling strong. strong and capable of dealing with a divorce. >> obviously a huge a-list star. music and movies, film and all this, but this is her third divorce. she's far from an old woman. that backup dancer guy, then the dude before that, a waiter, and now -- >> she says she believes -- she says in this article, i still believe in love, i'm a very passionate person. this hasn't jaded her at all. she's going to put herself out there. she's a romantic at heart. >> she does, she needs to get herself a nice overnight news anchor and find some happiness. all right. update on the charlie sheen "two and a half men" situation. this is very interesting. listen to this. apparently the ninth season of the show is going to premiere with a funeral for charlie sheen's character. that is how they're writing hihi out of the show.
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apparently all of his ex-girlfriends are going to come back for the funeral and the two other characters, jon cryer and the kid who's now a man pretty much, they're going to try to sell the malibu beach house. it's unclear how his replacement ashton kutcher is going to be written into the show. apparently uncle charlie is dead as this new season gets started. so that's how the producers are dealing with it. >> not going to be reincarnated. i hope. >> no, no. gone. moving on, katy perry is on fire. she's all set to make billboard history. her latest number one -- her latest single, number one "last friday night" from her platinum-selling "teenage dream." if "last friday night" hits the top spot on the top 100 chart, it's currently number two, it would be only the second album to achieve that ranking. the other one, you know what it was? michael jackson's "bad." >> she is in good company. she's had an incredible career. she's one of those pop tune machines. everything she cranks out is catchy and soars to the top of
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the charts. >> turns to pop gold.
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ask more of your fiber. here some are stories to watch today on abc news. egypt's former president hosni mubarak goes on trial today. he's accused of corruption and ordering the deaths of protesters during egypt's uprising. president obama heads to chicago today. he's attending fund-raisers and celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow. and with congress in recess and the faa's shutdown unresolved, three senators plan to brief reporters about the situation today. the government is set to lose $1 billion in airline taxes during the shutdown. >> president may be turning 50 but he's graying like a 70-year-old. can you tell the difference? whoo, what a difference three years makes. >> it's hard work. finally this half hour, what do you get when you take a
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hamburger and place it between a glazed doughnut? get ready, there we are, our favorite story of the day. >> the not so gourmet concoction but we can't seem to stop talking about this is being served at the new york state fair in syracuse. wsyr's lee isaacson got a look at how it comes to life. >> reporter: it's the ultimate brunch. a breakfast glazed doughnut stuffed with a cheeseburger lunch. >> the big kahuna burger with the works. this year's state fair delicacy features a central new york favorite. a doughnut fresh out of the harrison bakery oven. but they seem to be adjusting. baking, frying, flipping, and most importantly, glazing the burgers' buns. do we like our burgers extra sweet? how are we supposed to do this? another layer, you think? and once that l-important sugar-coating is done -- >> split it with a knife and there's your top and bottom to your roll.
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>> reporter: the doughnuts are warmed on the grill and topped with a quarter-pound patty. >> it's definitely a couple-napkin sandwich. >> reporter: it's loaded with burger favorites like bacon, veggies, and condiments. >> lunch is up. >> reporter: and in order to give you a full review, the baker, the cook and i dug into the succulent creation. >> what do you think? >> i think it's delicious. >> first reactions? >> i wasn't sure what to expect. but it's actually really good. >> reporter: two thumbs-up for fairgoers looking for a food adventure. >> the reporter didn't give her review, however. >> she was throwing up. no, but to me it's too much mixture of sweet and salty. i think it would be nasty. this treat is not alone. wisconsin,n,hocolate-covered bacon on a stick fried beer in texas. fried jellybeans in massachusetts. and kool-aid pkles in north carolina. >> anything frieieieieieieieieie
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