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ncer) every smucker learns to wait for fruit to reach the peak of perfection to make extra delicious jam. where there was at least one brother/sister team too. >> that's a little weird. it was worth it because the
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winners took home the female's weight in beer. wow. there were cash prizes too but who cares about that. >> can we just ask when the husband-carrying competition will be taking place? >> that is the -- it's a little obscene, i don't know. pretty funny. >> i don't do that with my wife very often. does your husband do that on the weekends, like practice? >> no comment. we'll be right back with more "world news now."
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hó welcome back. now to an unbelievable story of
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survival. an oregon woman is lucky to be alive after spending three nights lost in the wild with a broken leg. >> she was stranded in oregon's mt. hood wilderness with no food or water. katu's bob high reports on her will to survive. >> i just wasn't going to just lay there, like i just wanted to keep -- i don't know, just keep going. >> reporter: pamela says that will to survive was critical when a short hike around bear lake just over a week k o quickly turned into a struggle for survival after she fell down a 50-foot cliff. >> like i landed, then i like -- couldn't really figure out how that just had happened, it happened so quickly. but just -- yeah, i knew where i was laying, like i was safe and i was kind of warm in this weird way. because it was like -- i didn't feel the initial pain until i woke u uthe next morning and aim like whoa where am i? how did this happen? i had fallen asleep right where i had fallen. >> reporter: pamela heard the search aircraft. she knew she had to crawl,
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despite a broken leg, down along a creek to a clearing where someone e uld seseher. she ate berries, a bite of a slug was too much. >> i said, i can't believe i'm doing this. >> reporter: pamela says the nights were especially long. >> i had to figure out how to keep warm. take socks as gloves, take laces out of my shshs, figure out how to utilize everything that i was wearing. >> reporter: pamela says her will to survive kept her going. >> i don't know, just like relying on like instincts and like gut and like heart, you know. like -- just like -- i don't know. just like really just like took over. i couldn't -- i didn't realize i had that in me. >> reporter: pamela says nototng of this has scared her away from camping. she intends to go back in the woods as soon as she can. in portland bob high, abc news. >> tough as nails. >> yeah. >> i love hearing a story like that.
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>> she was really in a rough spot because she was only wearing shorts and a tank top at the time of the incident, accicint, and she managed to cover herself with moss to keep warm. >> very good, and she had the wherewithal to stay close to the creek. stay close to water. >> very clever. >> always a wise move. >> there will be more of this on "good morning america" later today. coming up, new demands from "american idol's" judges. do they ever stop with those demands? more and more and more. >> as long as they get them. and arnold schwarzenegger is sharing his opinion about his estranged wife with the world. you have to see this next in "the skinny."
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♪ xirnny so skinny ♪ all right, now it is time for "the skinny." >> you're ready to do this story. >> this first story needs to be filed under oh, no, he didn't. >> oh, no, he didn't. >> arnold, say it isn't so. apparently he was biking -- tmz by the way came up with these amazing photos. arnold went biking wearing a t-shirt saying, survived maria. there are dates on the bottom of the t-shirt. the original date is crossed out to put the dates of his marriage to maria shriver. >> evidently this shirt was sort
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of a joke as part of a farewell party for the governator staff. >> of course, and we have to thank tmz for these photos, courtesy of tmz. apparently they're getting along, so i don't know why he decided to wear this shirt right now. >> so maybe we can laugh along with this? otherwise it seems pretty classless. >> maria's camp designed the shirts as a joke when he had a farewell party. so maybe he could make an argument for it but he should have left it in the drawer. >> exactly. you know, when in doubt, don't pull it out. >> bad move, arnold, bad move. >> let's move on now to i want to say lady gaga but it's more like lord gaga in these pictures. >> amazing photos. >> she has transformed herself once again. what's left with lady gaga in terms of costumes and outfits. she looks like a guy here on the cover of her single for "you and i."
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the "u" has a umlaut over the "u." i'm not sure how to pronounce that. >> those are amazing photos. i would not have recognized lady gaga. >> quite a disguise. that's the latest look for lady gaga, who's had many, many other looks. >> i don't know how she does it because she seems to always come& up with something new. you think there's a finite number of look. >> she's even done nothing. the beige body suit with no makeup. i don't know what's left. >> that's why we keep watching. we keep watching. >> yes, exactly. oh, can i give you some tissue for this next story? because you're so sad. >> you're going to hear the violins playing in just a moment. we really have to say that anyone who's making $10 million a year must really be struggling to make ends meet. >> it's rough for these "american idol" judges. >> it's very understandable, steven tyler's plight when he heard jennifer lopez inked a $20 million deal to be a judge on "american idol," his management team is arguing he's as popular as jennifer, he should be getting more cash too. >> why isn't he getting more cash? >> why, why, steven? >> i mean, he needs a wheelbarrow to roll around the cash he's already got. >> but you know what, laugh all
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you want, apparently the producers love steven and are trying to work out a deal so that all parties will be somewhat happy. now you know it is true that jennifer and steven are popular, they did revitalize the show. >> yes, i think -- >> after simon cowell's departure. >> against popular thought at one point that they were going to be that successful. >> absolutely, people were worried. let's move on to george clooney. nobody's too worried about him. he seems to do pretty well no matter what's going on in his life. the 50-year-old, 50 or 51? 50 years old, he's now apparently dating stacy keibler of "dancing with the stars" fame, former wrestler. evidently she was photographed going to his house and didn't leave until, let's see, when did she leave, she went in on thursday, didn't leave until monday? anyway, she was there for a while. >> beautiful woman, but he's the perennial bachelor. >> he is. >> he'll never settle down. >> he's working his way through all the most beautiful women on the globe. >> poor guy.
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still feeling fresh? oh, yeah. [ female announcer ] what will you outlast? here are some stories to watch today on abc news. president obama visits a moving company in virginia today where he will announce new fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles. a texas jury begins deliberations today in the sentencing phase of warren jeffs' trial. the polygamous sect leader was convicted on sex assault charges. a long list of gop presesidential candidates are campaigning in iowa today just ahead of that state's straw poll this weekend. finally, while analysts look to wall street for control of the financial chaos, everyday americans are doing what they can to control their own wallets. >> that's right. some are turning to the old-fashioned business of coupon clipping. as abc's john berman reports, business is booming. >> reporter: as bad as the news is today, don't toss that
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newspaper. you'd be throwing away money. >> when the sunday paper arrives at my house, it's like someone dropped $200 in my driveway. >> reporter: jill outside chicago is a super couponer. in these brutal times, her instructional dvds are selling like discounted hotcakes. >> ready to learn how to save lots of money today? >> reporter: her classes have a six-month wait list. >> i've been teaching live coupon workshops since 2008 but they're getting larger by the day. >> reporter: every hour spent couponing is worth an estimated $100. tip number one. it's called stacking. sometimes you can get different coupons from the store and the manufacturer for the same product. use them together. tip number two. look for sales. you can find them on coupon websites. sometimes coupon plus sale equals free. >> i went shopping last week and i had a coupon for $1 off bar soap. when it's on sale for $1 and i use that $1 coupon it's free. >> reporter: if saving isn't
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enough, how about winning. sweepstakes. i've won this refrigerator. and i've won several of those. this grill. three cars. and one motorcycle. >> reporter: rhett fortuna has won more than $1 million in cash and prizes. she enters hundreds every week. you don't believe in luck at all? >> people tell me, you're so lucky. i said, did you enter? no. i said, that's why i won. >> reporter: we could all use a little winning right now. john berman, abc news, new york. >> you know, you're not going to win unless you enter. >> that's right but do you have the time to sit down and enter hundreds of contests? >> i would enter this contest right here. how about that? two for the price of one. that's a deal. >> watch one, get one free. >> that's a steal. >> wow. >> when does the one free happen? >> immediately after.. watch the same broadcast. >> i see. >> twice. >> on your dvr.
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this morning on "world news now," plunging prices. the federal credit downgrade sends wall street on a downward spiral and markets worldwide pay attention. >> and the financial uncertainty has dealt a blow to retirement accounts and the economy as a whole. it's tuesday, august 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. overseas stock markets are ç sharply lower this morning and the financial situation has led to a new round of political finger-pointing as republicans and democrats play the blame game. of course the president getting his own share of the blame in all of this.
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>> and the tea party as well. >> no one is without blame in this case. also this morning we're following all the developments in london where the civil unrest has spread to other big cities in britain. it's one of the worst riots in that country since the 1980s. >> we'll talk a little bit about why this is all happening. it started for one reason, now it's evolved into this sort of mystery that's unfolding. >> organized crime behind it apparently. later this half hour, after tropical storm emily gave us a scare last week, we'll look at smartphone apps that can actually help you during the next emergency. they may not necessarily come in handy when the big one hits when you're surrounded by all that chaos but they can help you prepare for it. stick around and we'll tech them out. >> a little organization. checking your app. >> dealing with your smartphone. first, markets in hong kong, south korea, austrtralia, taiwan and japan are all lower this morning on fears about the global economy.
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those rkets fell anywhere from 2% to 8% following the anxious sell-off on wall street. >> that's after the u.s. credit downgrade led to a panic. abc's scott goldberg begins our coverage. good morning, scott. >> rorter: good morning, daniel and tanya. president obama tried to reassure investors saying the s&p downgrade didn't tell us anything we didn't already know about the u.s. deficit. but that wasn't enough to stop another brutal day on wall street. the numbers have become numbingly bad. 12 days of drops from the dow. that's more than $2 trillion gone. the average 401(k) has lost $16,500. president obama tried to stop the bleeding. >> no matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a aaa country. >> reporter: he downplayed the standard & poor's downgrade which lowered the credit rating to a aa-plus. the dow kept falling and the fingers kept pointing. >> congress ultimately owns the credit rating of the united states. they have the power of the purse
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under the constitution. >> the president's refusal to remove treasury secretary geithner shows the president has no plan to restore the aaa credit rating to the united states of america. >> reporter: across the country, americans aimed much of their frustration at the rating agency itself. the same one that gave aaa ratings to mortgages that turned toxic and cost people their homes. >> what credibility does standard & poor's have as a credit rating agency when they did such a terrible job? >> reporter:r:hat is a question many are asking along with when and how will this end? >> the best advice i can follow is my own and that is hold on for the long-term and bet on the long-term american ability to deliver profits. >> reporter: president obama said he hopes there will be a new sense of urgency in washington. even if democrats and republicans miraculously start to see things the same way, congress is on vacation for another month. daniel and tanya? >> thanks, scott. now to the political blame
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game that started with the debt crisis and continues with the credit downgrade. abc's jake tapper offers insight from the white house. >> reporter: if any americans were hoping that the downgrade of the u.s. from aaa to aa-plulus would kick-start some sort of bipartisan cooperation to reduce the deficit and get the economy moving again, as opposed to just the blame game, then they didn't get much solace from monday when president obama and democrats said that the problem was the tea party and republicans who were intransigent during debt ceiling negotiationsnd republicans used the opportunity to criticize president obama and act as if the downgrade was all his fault. there does not seem to be a lot of movement right now in terms of the bipartisan cooperation that standard & poor's criticized for not being around in washington, d.c. they blamed the political dysfunction in this town for the downgrade, saying they did not have any confidence that there would be any serious deficit reduction measure, both because of reluctance to tackle
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entitlement spending reforms and also because of republican reluctance to raise taxes, to seek new revenues to reduce the deficit. so exactly what's going on here is standard & poor's downgraded the u.s. because of the dysfunction of this town and now the debate over that downgrade is highlighting that very dysfunction. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >> now, the gop candidates, especially the tea party members, specifically michele bachmann are taking jabs at the president for not firing timothy geithner. of course, they're very visible right now as they head off to iowa. >> timothy geithner, very defensive too, saying he wants to stay on the job. in the meantime, the average investor just caught in the middle with all the confusion and chaos going on in the markets. stay with abc news throughout the morning and throughout the day, in fact, as we track the downgrade disaster and its impact on the markets. look for more live reports later on america this morning and "good morning america." the republican presidential
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race could get eíeo more crowded by next week. texas governor rick perry who made headlines at a prayer event last weekend could be close to announcing a presidential run. perry will visit at least two early primary states this weekend. aides close to perry say an official announcement could come as early as saturday. now to britain where three men in north london are now charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. word of their arrests comes as violence spreads from parts of the british capital to other major cities. britain's prime minister has cut short a vacation to meet with law enforcement and confront the violence. abc's lama hasan reports on how the rioting started. >> reporter: flames across london. rioters hitting the city, torching buildings, cars ablaze. from the air the fires raged. the violence broke out after a 29-year-old father of four was killed by police. the police say he allegedly fired the first shot. but in a poor neighborhood where relations with police have long been strained, sadness quickly
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erupted into a fiery violence. this used to be a landmark building and one that survived world war ii. but not these recent riots. over here you can see the extent of the damage. a burnt-out police car, the remnants of it here. the tense heat blew out the windows, just over my shoulder. making matters worse, the youth, angered over a lack of jobs and the deep cuts by the government in social programs, as england tries to rein in its budget. and that frustration and those fires are spreading. lama hasan, abc news, london >> and there's speculation that social media is perhaps contributing to at least spread of this, where people are talking on twitter and facebook and elsewhere. >> organized criminal gangs behind this. >> i think this kind of thing breeds more of it. >> absolutely. >> as these gangs develop, people get more confidence and just go on with more violence. >> absolutely. we'll see where this all ends up. in other news, a somber
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ceremony takes place later this morning as the remains of those killed in the afghan h hicopter attack return home. 22 navy s.e.a.l.s, air force troops, an army air crew, eight afghans and a military dog died in the shoot-down. the ceremony will take place in dover, delawarare, where the troops' bodies will arrive. it's expected to be a private memorial. the fbi says there's no dna a link between a new suspect in the d.b. cooper case and a neck tie the hijacker left behind. last week an oklahoma woman said she was almost certain her uncle was cooper. investigators say the lack of dna match is not a complete dead end. the fbi says there are three different dna samples on the neck tie and there is a chance ç he got that tie from someone else. >> the mystery deepens. a fierce line of thunderstorms have left a trail of debris scattered across parts of northern oklahoma. winds gusting as high as 95 miles an hour ripped through a half dozen communities. the storm ripped apart roofs, blew over a semi truck and a
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mobile home. thousands of people lost power. staying with weather, here is a look at your weather. those powerful winds along with hail and isolated tornados could threaten a big area from chicago to memphis and birmingham. heavy rain along the gulf coast, late-day thunderstorms in the northeast, showers in the southwest, dakotas and northern rockies. >> 79 in billings. 88 in boise. 97 in colorado springs. 70s in fargo and minneapolis. triple digits in dallas for the 39th straight day. 84 in new york. and 90 in miami. that's a punishing heat. >> the length of that is just hard to believe. all right, it t is that time again. time for our -- ready? favovorite story of the -- >> see? >> what did you do? you did it weird. that was weird, he did a punch. okay, ready? >> i only have one. broken. >> it's broken. >> that's all right. we'll move on. >> we'll get to the story. they say cats have nine lives but this story involves a bibird,
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a parrot to be exact, who must now be on his second life. >> he was hit by a car sununy, or capturered by a car, really, in south florida. he managedo survive. the driver found him yesterday morning after she heard chirping coming from the car's front bumper. polly wants to get out. >> the bird was stuck behind the grille. look at that. some firefighters took the grille off the car, rescued the bird, sent him to a wildlife hospital, now they're looking for someone to give the bird a new home. so please step right up. oh, what a cute little bird. >> i can't believe that that bird managed to get between that grille. that's unbelievable. >> i know. >> that's like threading the needle for that little parrot. >> he survived. that's a sweet little bird. we'll be right back th more "world news now." let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp...
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i love that shot of the big apple. >> yeah, very peaceful, tranquil. now to an important issue for many of our viewers. it involves the safety of the food your children eat at summer school or day care. >> that's right. many moms including myself, and dads like you very soon, pack healthy lunches for their kids. a new study reminds them to keep the weather in mind as well. certainly with all this hot weather we're seeing. abc's senior medical contributor dr. timothy johnson has more. >> packing a lunch bag for kids is a way to save in today's economy. a study in the journal "pediatrics" warns those sack lunches could be incubators for illness. the lunches of more than 700 preschoolers at nine child care centers in texas were measured with temperature guns an hour and a half before they were served.
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39% had no ice packs inside, while about 45% had at least one ice pack. even so, over 90% of the lunches were found to be at unsafely high temperatures in which bacteria can grow. teachers often did not use available refrigerators and left the lunches at room temperature for an average two hours before refrigerating them. possible foodborne diseases can lead to kidney problems, malnutrition, even death. the office called for more education about packing and storing that sack lunch safely. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> the study found even if you use multiple ice packs it doesn't make a difference. >> what did our parents do? >> i don't know. >> how did we ever survive? >> it's amazing we're still here. >> those peanut butter and jam sandwiches. >> no peanut butter is allowed anymore. >> it's all over. i am really broken up about this.
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♪ ♪ the things you might depend on your smartphone to do saving your life could definitely be one of them. there's a whole nenecategory of apps that could help you navigate through a hurricane. abc technology contributor andrea smith joins me now with the details. when it comes to preparation and warning, every minute counts. and these could be very handy in an emergency situation. >> exactly. because you're grabbing what you need before you leave your home. usually you're taking your phone or tablet device with you. you could load these up with apps. on the ipad this is hurricane hd. this is made for all ios devices. this is a way to track tropical
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storms, hurricanes, anything coming in your area or even across the world. >> looking at china here, right? >> exactly. this is a tropical depression off of china here. you can search in your area. it's coming right from the national weather service. >> can you zoom in and out on something like this? just like you would with another map? >> zoom in and out, you can see the track that it's taking. in fact, if you want to see what might happen, you can look up historical data and see the path that a previous storm has taken. >> very handy. let's move on to the next one. we're moving into the smartphone category. this one gives you audio alerts or audio updates? >> weather radio's a really important thing to have. as a sailor, i used to use it all the time. to have it on your smartphone, it's such a great device. so what this does, imap weather radio. what it will do is in addition to all of the tracking that you can do and seeing maps in your area and setting alerts it will give you the weather radio information for your area right from noaa. >> okay.
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>> the current conditions for myrtle beach, south carolina, at 10:53 p.m. -- >> this is noaa weather radio. this is constantly going, giving you the most updated info. >> this does it automatically, just brings it in. you set it up and it keeps giving you these updates. >> you set five locations and you tell it what you want to hear. >> okay, great. let's move on to the next one. and in this case, all of these customized based on your location which is obviously very important. >> exactly. you're going to put in your area code, zip code, tell it where you are, and you can set alerts. this is the weather channel's app. this is nice because it's available for free. a lot of people are used to the weather channel for their videos. you can set alerts for where you are. it will tell you what's going on. also you can watch videos as to what's happening in your area. >> this obviously taps into other types of disasters as well as hurricanes or tropical storms. >> tornados, especially with all the wacky weather we've had, tornados in massachusetts. so it's really good to have this information right on hand. >> at your fingertips, exactly.
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let's move on to the last one that we've got to display here. and this one you were saying works on blackberry enabled devices as well as iphone. >> right, this is iphone, android and blackberry. and that's really important. there were not a lot of these available for blackberry. so this is the global alert network. you can see here, this is giving us all kinds of alerts to different areas. everything that's happening from earthquake to hurricane to flooding. anything going on in your area, it's going to alert you. it will set an alarm, it will tell you what's going on. all of these are basing it on your gps location. >> built into it which is very handy. >> you travel, it knows where you are. >> just as the name suggests, disaster alerts wherever you are, even where you're not. finally, in the event of an emergency, these products from eaton are very cool to have nearby. >> right. this is so great to have with you. from eaton. it is an f.m. . dio, an a.m.
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radio, it's got seven bands of noaa weather. it's really very useful. kind of easy to tune in. it's got a strobe light for emergency. it's got a flashlight also. it's got a usb charger so that you can charge your cell phone on here. it's recycled. recycled batteries, rechargeable batteries, aaa batteries. >> weather band radio. everyone wants to know how it works. how do you keep the charge going? what's the secret? >> the secret is, you can help me out here. if you run completely out of power it's got a crank over here. >> right, this handle over here. >> you start cranking. >> this is how we keep the studio going. >> you're going to have to crank for a long time for that.ç >> all right. abc news technology contributor andrea smith, thank you so much for coming by. for details on all these items and for more on the links to these important web pages, check out our facebook page, wnnfanancom.
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"world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> lots of good stories this morning. >> it is time for your "morning papers." the first one coming from "the daily." i havene word to describe this story. are you ready? arrgh! can you guess what it's about? >> i'm sorry. >> it's about pirate come on. >> pirates! did you not get that? >> stay with me here, people. all right. this is a story about captain morgan. you think captain morgan's just this guy who wears crazy pants and sponsors rum. >> right. >> turns out he's an actual pirate from back in the 17th century. archaeologists believe they may have uncovered one of his wrecks. he did actually lose several ships at one point.
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>> that's pretty cool. >> it is pretty cool. they have not opened some of the cargo and crates on board, by the way, so there are bets on whether there may be rum on board. >> i wonder who's going to fight over the loot. >> the doubloons? >> there's always a battle over these things. >> arrgh! see, now it all makes sense. the company sponsored part of this because the researchers are running out of money. so the rum company got involved. >> pretty neat, though. definitely a neat story. all right. here's a story out of "the salt lake city tribune" where a woman is suing her former employer. apparently he tried to enforce a dress code upon her that was let's say the least rather sexist. this dress code included miniskirt monday, tube top tuesday, wet t-shirt wednesday, no bra thursday, and bikini top friday. something tells me she's got a pretty good case there. >> yeah, this guy i think might be stuck in 1960. it's just a little bit startling. >> apparently he also abused co-workers and all kinds of things. this is one to follow. >> you're right, she has a good case.
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let's move on to the growth of the retro sexual beard. i don't know if i'm retro, metro. i'm more hetero. >> is that a little day-old shadow you've got there? >> evidently this is tied to the economy. sales of razors have dropped and a lot of guys are sporting more of this beard look, including celebrities like hugh laurie. i think brad pitt, his facial hair comes and goes at various times. then zach elfanokis who seems to eternally have this beard. that's more of a beard. >> you and i were discussing how both our fathers had beards. >> that's right. then shaved them. which was shocking. >> and then shaved them and causused us permanent psychological damage. >> traumatic. >> yes. all right. now i'm next. and our next story is going to scare a lot of the women or maybe make them happy. i don't know. researchers in scotland have figured out a way to determine when a woman's biological clock is abobo to end. they figured out there is a key chemical change that they can identify. >> tied to hormones i'm guessing? >> yes.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking n this morning on "world news now," breaking news. relentless riots spread across britain. the unrest started in london over the weekend and has spread to several other cities. >> and a short while ago police cracked down and arresteted several rioters, accusing them of attempted murder. it's tuesday, august 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. it's called the worst rioting since the 1980s. with protesters dedeing police by setting fires to cars, buses and buildings, today the prime minister is meeting with other leaders to beef up police respspse. obviously not the image, the face to the world london would like to portray with the 2012 olympics set to come.
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>> mysterious motive behind the rioting so far. >> we'll get into that. our other major story this morning the stock market's dramatic reaction to the federal credit rating. wall street went into panic, overseas markets are following and lawmakers are pointing fingers. >> a lot of questions being raised about this downgrade, just how accurate it is, whether it should have happened at all. >> no apologies, though. >> no apologies, exactly. later this half hour, the scales used to weigh your luggage at the airport. are they really accurate? how often cacaairlines overcharge you for bags that are too heavy? let's just say these are not the kind of scales you'd want to have in your bathroom. adding pounds. >> it's infuriating to think that maybe they're getting away with adding some pounds to your luggage. >> we've got some tips for you when you head to the airport. first we begin with the violence in britain that is only getting worse. >> for the first time since the rioting started over the weekend it has spread outside london to other major british cities. >> simon mcgreggor-wood joins us by phone from london. good morning, simon. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, violence last
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night spread outside london to birmingham, liverpool. isolated incidents in bristol and other cities. at the epicenter of this sort of remains in london. last night it spread to really quite affluent areas in south and west london. we saw and you'll probably see over there some extraordinary pictures of gangs, of hundreds of often masked youths rioting through the streets, setting shops alight, looting, widespread looting. and in many cases, according to local residents, the police either arrived too late or when they did arrive were simply unable to confront the numbers and the apparent level of organization that the rioters are deploying. widespread criticism from residents, as i said, politicians are canceling summer vacations. prime minister david cameron, after some delay, has decided to come back from his vacation in italy. and this morning he will chair a special session of an
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organization called cobra, which is an emergency committee of cabinet ministers and security chiefs, to try and put a lid on what now seems to be a situation that is spiraling out of control. >> let's back up for just a second for folks who are wondering why this i iall happening. >> what's the motivation here? >> well, that's the $60,000 question. the spark for this happened on saturday night when the police shot a young black man in tottenham, in north london. there was a vigil in his memory outside a police station on saturday night. at some point,t,hat vigil, which had been peaceful, was overtaken by crowds of rioting youngsters. and it spiraled from there. but no one is saying that the sort of copycat violence that we've seen in the last couple of days is in any way inspired or connected to the original incident. this seems to have sort of taken on a life of its own.
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in most cases, in the majority of cases, people saying this is a group of criminal gangs organizing themselves to loot and steal wherever possible. >> so there is a level of organization to all of this? >> reporter: well, it seems so. much has been made in recent of these gangs apparently meeting by prior arrangement using facebook and using their blackberries and mobile phone messaging platforms. and in that sense they're staying one step ahead of the police. there are manynyases in which we've seen pictures of these gangs more or less ruling the streets for several hours before the police even turn up. >> we'll keep an eye on this story as it continues to evolve. simon mcgreggor-wood in london, thanks very much. now to our other topoptory this morning, nervous investors are keeping an eye on the stock market in asia this morning. >> prices fell dramatically for the second day in a row in early trading. overseas investors are anxious after the dow fell more than 600 points due to the drop in the
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federal credit rating. >> abc business editor dan arnall explains what is happening. good morning, dan. >> tanya and daniel, before the weekend, no one knew what a downgrade would mean. now, we know all too well. a day of sheer panic on wall street. the global sell-off started in asia. tokyo down 2%. the selling increased. london down 3%. and finally, the massive tsunami of selling hit new york. the dow down almost 6% at the closing bell. even a midday presidential address meant to calm the markets couldn't staunch the bleeding. >> no matttt what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a aaa country. >> the worst day for the stock markets since the height of the financial crisis, capping a run of two weeks erasing almost $2 trillion in stock market wealth. the average american 401(k) investor losing more than $16,000. >> the best advice i can follow is my own, and that is, hold on for the long-term and bet on the
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long-term american ability to deliver profits. >> now the markets are wondering what could stop the selling?i] all eyes will be on the federal reserve, ben bernanke and company, meeting today. and many are hoping they might announce an expansion of their programs to help boost the economy. tanya and daniel? >> thanks, dan. now to the political finger-pointing in washington about who's to blame for the credit downgrade. >> president obama i i challenging congress to do something to help the economy and create jobs. critics say the white house is at fault. abc's scott goldberg looks at the political fallout. good morning, scott. >> good morning, daniel and tanya. president obama tried to reassure investors, saying the s&p downgrade doesn't tell us anything we don't already know about the u.s. deficit. but that was not enough to stop another brutal day on wall street. the president downplayed the standard & poor's downgrade of the u.s. aaa credit rating. saying we're still a aaa country. but that didn't help. the dow fell another 200 points
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after that ending the day down 634 points. and the fingers kept pointing. >> congress ultimately owns the credit rating of the united states. they have the power of the purse under the constitution. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate michele bachmann said it's the president's fault because he hasn't fired tim geithner. >> the president's refusal to remove treasury secretary geithner shows the president has no plan to restore the aaa credit rating to the united states of america. >> i think frankly that t ngress should come back early from its recess. we cannot wait until september 7th to figure out the tranche of deficit reduction. the one thing wall street and main street needs most is a plan. >> reporter: president obama said he hopes there will now be a new sense of urgency in washington. even if democrats and republicans miraculously start seeing things the same way, congress is on vacation for another month. daniel and tanya? >> scott, thank you. and our coverage of the downgrade disaster does not end here. later this half hour, how standard & poor's is facing increased public outrage.
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and we'll update you on the market situation later on "america this morning" and "good morning america." a somber ceremony takes place later this morning as the remains of those killed in the afghan helicopter attack return home. 22 navy s.e.a.l.s, air force troops, and army air crew, and eight afghans and a military dog died in the shoot-down. defense secretary panetta will be among the dignitaries as the remains arrive at dover air force base in delaware. the hotel housekeeper who's accusing former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault is now taking legal action against him. nafissatou diallo's lawsuit claims strauss-kahn humiliated, degraded and violated her. during an encounter in a new york hotel room in may. she's seeking unspecified damages. strauss-kahn's attorney says the lawsuit is proof diallo was only out to get rich. kids in philadelphia must now adhere to a weekend curfew. it's to try to control flash mobs. in two sections of the city
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everyone under the able of 18 must be indoors by 9:00 p.m. on fridays and saturdays. police stepped up patrols after roving gangs of teens rioted and beat up store owners in response to messages posted on twitter and myspace. the mayor has harsh words for offenders. >> if you want to act like a butthead, your butt is going to get locked up. if you want to act like an idiot, move. move out of this city. we don't want you here anymore. >> an 11-year-old was among those arrested in the latest attack. violators and their parents could receive fines up to $500. those who fail to pick up their kids could be charged with neglect. shifting gears now, here is your tuesday forecast. severe storms with gusty winds and hail around chicago, louisville, memphis and birmingham. heavy rain along the gulf coast. afternoon thunderstorms from washington, d.c. to boston. showers in the desert southwest and from billings to rapid city. >> 70s in the pacific northwest. phoenix 105. and albuquerque 95. 104 in dallas. 86 in kansas city.
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a mild 70 in minneapolis. 84 here in new york. 91 in atlanta. if i told you i could shoot the moon or do an around the world would you haha any idea what i was talking about? >> none. >> you weren't a yo-yo expert back in the day? >> i was not, no. >> sometimes we show you things that it's probably just best to say, check this out. here's this morning's example. from the annual world yo-yo championship. >> yes, that is shinji saito, who probably for obvious reasons was crowned the world's yo-yo champion on saturday. and this was not his first title. >> that is insane. it's like you need a helmet. that is scary. he's actually been crowned t the world's best yo-yoer 11 times. pretty amazing. obviously pretty cool to see that. definitely a sport. getting a bit of a workout there. >> the olympics may be considering adding that. >> a demonstration sport, that's right. we'll be back with more "world news now."
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welcome back. we return now to one of our top stories. the fears of another day of sell-off on wall street. there are actually many reasons why stocks are plummeting. >> one of them, of course, is standard & poor's. the one agency that dodograded the government's credit rating. but who is s&p, and why do we care? here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: in detroit, a populous backlash as homeowners still struggling to save their houses from foreclosure in a 3-year-old mortgage crisis many blame on standard & poor's speak out. >> what credibility does standard & poor's have as a credit rating agency when they did such a terrible job? >> reporter: who are these guys who meet in this new york city command center and make the decisions some americans seem so angry about? standard & poor's rating service has been grading corporate bonds for 90 years.
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today it has more than 1,200 employees with $75 million in business every year in more than 20 countries. one of its main critics, jules crowe, who started his own smaller rating service, says s&p is not big enough to judge 100 countries because it has only about 100 actual analysts. doing an analysis of the economy of the united states is something that requires enormous resources that go far beyond the resources of s&p. >> reporter: s&p missed the enron crisis, giving the failed company high ratings until the day it went bankrupt. in 2008, its best-known gaffe was the aaa rating it gave the toxic waste mortgages. then an "a" rating it gave lehman brothers, just before the investment bank went under while failing to sound the warning about serious troubles in ireland, spain and greece. >> i wish that s&p were just another voice among the multitude of voices, rather than this specially enhanced voice.
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>> reporter: a voice these desperate homeowners wish would have sounded a mortgage alarm years ago. jim avila, abc news, new york. >> a lot of anger over this. >> a lot of people who didn't know s&p before, what they were up to exactly, are looking a lot closer at it now, including the senate banking committee which has begun probing last week's decision by s&p to downgrade the u.s. credit rating from a committee aide telling reuters yesterday. >> very interesting. and interestingly, there is a new gallup poll out that is showing that president obama's popularity is up in several key states, looking forward. >> could be surprising. >> to the 2012 elections. >> we'll follow that, of course. coming up, the moment of truth as you check your bags at the airport. >> is your suitcase overweight? and can you really believe what the scale says? an eye-opening investigation, that's next.
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welcome back. the airfare increases that went into effect last month when federal ticket taxes went uncollected are being rolled back. most major airlines announced they are dropping fares to what they were before the faa's july shutdown. the faa has resumed collecting taxes on domestic travel. the fare decreases are slight so that now that taxes are collected passengers may notice no difference in the final price of a ticket. don't expect checked baggage fefe to drop any time soon. >> next time you do check your bags at the airport keep an eye on the scales. they might not be worth their weight in gold. abc's becky worley explains. >> reporter: the airlines are making billions off your heavy luggage. >> what do they want to charge you? >> $200. >> reporter: $200? but are these fees for overweight bags legit? we wanted to find out. "gma" along with reporters from our abc affiliates went along as state inspectors checked out
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scales that airlines use. at the mesa gateway airport in phoenix, our affiliate knxv was there as an inspector with the state's department of weights and measures found this. four out of five scales that didn't pass. and look at this. even when the scale is empty it doesn't read zero. put a bag on it and the weight fluctuates wildly. >> it said 50 when i first put it on, now it's 47. >> reporter: being just a few pounds off can cost you big in fees.ç some airlines charge upwards of $100 for each bag weighing just an ounce over. >> i'm here to do a scale inspection. >> reporter: we went to los angeles international on a surprise inspection. >> this scale's dead on. >> reporter: this inspection was fine. but last year, out of 144 scales inspected at l.a.x., 6 were out of compliance, potentially mamang hundreds of bags appear heavier, costing travelers more. we found inspection data from ten other airports and 5% of
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those scales were wrong. but before you start thinking the airlines are out to get you, it's actually the airports who are responsible for servicing and monitoring the scales. so what can you do if you think a scale is off and you're being unfairly charged? first check it while empty. if a scale doesn't read zero ask a ticket agent to hit the reset button. >> we want it to be fair for both the airline and the customer. >> reporter: don't be afraid to move your bags around. sometimes a slight shift can change the weight that the scale displays. >> so this says 101 pounds even though you have 100 pounds of weight on it. >> right. that's why we do the shift test. >> reporter: finally, if that weight seems really close to the limit, try another scale. becky worley, abc news, los geles. >> keep shifting till you get the weight you want. >> that's what you do when you're weighing yourself on a scale, right? >> one foot on, one foot off. >> move one foot, right? >> new york where the airports were the biggest offenders. >> some of them were surprisingly accurate like in atlanta. >> absolutely.
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a kbxt -- abc's andrea canning has more. >> reporter: cynthia de la vega is the drop-dead, gorgeous pageant contestant who couldn't wait to represent mexico at miss world this november. not so fast. take a look at de la vega eight months after she took the crown in the qualifying pageant. do you notice a difference in her appearance? pageant officials allegedly did after she gained just six pounds, they stripped the 19-year-old of her first runner-up title and disqualified her from competing in miss world. >> i was very, very sasaand i was deceived. and i cried and cried and cried. >> reporter: the national director lupita jones says the issue wasn't over weight saying it was a lack of dedication and discipipne that caused her removal as she did not comply with the recommendations and goals agreed upon for her preparation. >> i always attended all my classes. and i did all my activities and never disrespect any teachers. ♪ there she is ♪ >> reporter: weight has always
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been an issue since the beginning of pageants. with the perfect body being a must have to take home the tiara. it's not always easy to stay perfect. miss san antonio, 17-year-old dominique ramirez claims a pageant official said this. >> she told me that i need to drop 13 pounds, that i needed to lay off the tacos. >> reporter: it only got worse this january, ramirez was stripped of her sash and there was a quick coronation for her runner-up. she didn't go quietly and sued the pageant. ramirez showed off her size 2 physique in court and managed to make a joke out of her diet by eating a doughnut. ultimately she won back her crown. cynthia lost the weight and says she's in better shape than she was before. miss world is still three months away but she doesn't believe she will get her title back. >> if i'm not mistaken you actually reigned as miss -- ms. galaxy, i think? >> how did you find that out?
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this morning on "world news now," downgrade disaster. the nation's credit rating crisis sent the stock markets into a panic. >> what analysts are saying about the financial uncertainty on wall street, main street, and your street. it's tuesday, august 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. when the dow jones industrials lose 600 points it's bound to have an impact on the rest of the world. for the second morning in a row asian markets have taken a volatile turn. we'll bring you the latest from wall street and overseas. >> and we'll talk a little more about this downgrade. >> right. >> some of the controversy, let's say, surrounding it. how people are not too happy about it. >> a lot of people are attacking s&p and s&p is not backing down.
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>> absolutely. our other big story this morning, the overnight rioting in britain.ç it's spread from london to other big cities in the uk and police arrested several protesters today, accusing them of attempted murder. later this half hour, a remarkable young woman with a broken leg managed to survive for days in the oregon mountains after taking a life-threatening fall. >> she says her will to survive kept her going. a very harrowing ordeal. first those bleak numbers from wall street. the dow closed below 11,000, down more than 634 points. that's a plunge of more than 5.5%. >> nervous investors are looking to the federal reserve to help stop the slide. abc's bianna golodryga begins our coverage. >> reporter: it's a historic one-two punch. a downgrade and then a massive global stock market sell-off. from tokyo down 2% to london down 3% to new york down almost 6%.
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extending a 12-day sell-off that's erased more than 50% from the dow. >> on any given day the ebb and flow of the stock market is all about confidence. right now there's no confidence. >> reporter: in total more than $2 trillion in stock market wealth wiped out thanks to uncertainty about the national debt and s&p's downgrade. for the average investor it's an expensive hit to the bottom line. some $16,500 erased from their 401(k) statements. it's all adding to the economic gloom as the nation feels like it's slipping back toward recession. >> businesses and consumers react by pullingngack and retrenching at this point. then the odds of recession go up very, very quickly. >> reporter: beyond the stock market losses, the downgrade will likely hit american families' bottom line in other ways. s&p downgraded mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac, a move likely to increase the cost of buying a new home by tens of thousands of dollars and damage an already fragile housing market. beyond mortgages rates for basic
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consumer borrowing could go up too, from credit cards to student loans. and as consumers are forced to pay more, the economy will slow. putting jobs at t sk. >> if interest rates, in fact, do go up, 1% rise in interest rates equates to about 1 million job losses here in america. >> reporter: what's possib even more alarming than the headwinds we're currently facing is the lack of solutions out there to fix them. which is why all eyes will be on the federal reserve meeting to see if ben bernanke can help prevent a second recession. bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. now from wall street to overseas where the asian markets took another major hit today. >> our coverage continues in tokyo where akiko fujita has been following the overseas stocks. good morning, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you, daniel.l. we saw steep drops in early trading. asian markets across the board tumbling on news out of wall street. we saw the nikkei climb back in e afternoon, closing just a short time ago down 1.68%, which is pretty good considering it fell as much as 4% at one point in the day.
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other key indexes in asia falling anywhere from 6% to 8%. now, analysts i spoke to say the sell-off is in part a delayed reaction to the downgrade of the u.s. credit rating. many investors initially underestimated the impact the s&p's move would have on markets but they saw what happened on wall street overnight and then investors out here reacted to that, sending the markets into a tailspin. in tokyo, the nikkei posted the biggest one-day fall since those triple disasters in march. investors are growing increasingly concerned about the global economic outlook. but analysts say it is fear that is driving the markets right now. one economist i spoke to today said people need to just take a step back, take a deep breath, and they'll realize the larger economic picture, what he calls the macro economic fundamentals, aren't all that different from what they were three weeks ago. >> akiko, this fear that you're talking about, do you feel that there is a widespread panic in japan right now? >> reporter: well, there's
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definitely concern and caution but not necessarily panic. we heard from the finance minister earlier today saying he was watching the markets with a sense of urgency. the head of the central bank saying the uncertainty in the global economic outlook posed a major risk for japan. both, of course, watching the rising japanese currency especially closely. the yen trading again today, 78 against the dollar once again, and that climb is comining less than a week after the government intervened. >> akiko fujita live from tokyo, thank you. stay with abc news all day long as we track "downgrade disaster" and its impact on the markets. look for more live reports later on "america this morning" and "good morning america." now to britain and to the worst rioting there since the 1980s. it's now spread from london to other major cities in the uk including liverpool and birmingham. meanwhile police in north london have three men in custody charged with attempted murder of a police officer. earlier we spoke on the phone
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with abc's simon mcgreggor-wood in london. >> reporter: last night it spread to really quite affluent areas in south and west london. we saw and you'll probably see over there some extraordinary pictures of gangs of hundreds of often masked youths rioting through the streets, setting shops alight, looting, widespread looting.ç and in many cases, according to local residents, the police either arrived too late or when they did arrive were simply unable to confront the numbers and the apparent level of organization that the rioters are deploying. >> authorities say the spreading violence now has little connection to the shooting incident in north london which sparked weekend rioting. top-level meetings are set for today as the prime minister returns from vacation early to address the unrest. the remains of the navy s.e.a.l.s and other u.s. troops killed in a helicopter shoot-down in afghanistan are now on their way home. a somber ceremony will be held this morning at dover air force
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base in delaware when the bodies arrive. here's abc's lisa stark. >> reporter: as the nation mourns the loss of 30 members of the military killed in one tragic incident, their families, friends and the commander in chief called their deaths a reminder of the risks the troops face every day. >> these men and women put their lives on the line for the values that bind us together as a nation. >> reportete the navy s.e.a.l.s and others on the mission had been operating as a quick reaction force. after u.s. ground troops searching for a taliban leader came under heavy fire and requested backup. a witness described a flash of a rocket-propelled grenade as the chinook approached the area of the firefight. the helicopter was hit by that rocket-propelled grenade which experts say are not very accurate. the insurgent who fired at the helicopter just got lucky. >> from this tragedy we draw even greater inspiration to carry on the fight. >> reporter: all but two of the s.e.a.l.s were from s.e.a.l. team 6, the unit that killed osama bin laden.
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the pentagon says none of those killed in the crash took part in the bin laden mission. kimberly vaughn lost her husband aaron in the chinook shoot-down. >> these navy s.e.a.l.s, they don't do it for the medals or for tv interviews or anything. they do it because it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: the bodies of the five air crew and 25 personnel from the u.s. special operations command are expected to return home. the media will not be allowed at dover air force base for their return. media access must be approved by next of kin and the pentagon says some of the deceased are still awaiting positive identification by the mortuary at dover. lisa stark, abc news. the case of d.b. cooper remains a mystery for now. the fbi says there's no dna link between a new suspect identified by an oklahoma woman and a neck tie left behind by cooper. fingerprint evidence based on a guitar strap was also inconclusive. investigators have not given up. they're looking for other family items which could be tested.
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fascinating case. >> seemed like such a big lead there too, we'll see. here is your tuesday forecast. stormy from chicago down to birmingham. drenching downpours around atlanta, tallahassee, and mobile. showers from flagstaff to albuquerque and from montana to the dakotas. a big cool-down in minnesota. >> 70 in the twin cities. omaha 8181 chicago 82. a mild 75 in boston. 90s from new orleans to baltimore. triple digits again in dallas and phoenix. upper 80s in sacramento and salt lake city. the competition was intense in northern wisconsin over the weekend but it sure was worth it. >> the competition, of course, was the fourth annual wife-carrying and ferrying contest. >> there's something primal about that. >> very. where's fred flintstone? the teams were made up of one man and one woman. we should say though that most were husband and wife, or boyfriend and girlfriend. where there was at least one brother/sister team too. >> that's a little weird. it was worth it because the
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winners took home the female's weight in beer. wow. there were cash prizes too but who cares about that. >> can we just ask when the husband-carrying competition will be taking place? >> that is the -- it's a little obscene, i don't know. pretty funny. >> i don't do that with my wife very often. >> you don't, daniel? >> does your husband do that on the weekends, like practice? >> no comment. we'll be right back with more "world news now."
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an oregon woman is lucky to be alive after spending three nights lost in the wild with a broken leg. >> she was stranded in oregon's mt. hood wilderness with no food or water. katu's bob high reports on her will to survive. >> i just wasn't going to just lay there, like i just wanted to keep -- i don't know, just keep going. >> reporter: pamela says that will to survive was critical when a short hike around bear lake just over a week ago quickly turned into a struggle for survival after she fell down a 50-foot cliff. >> like i landed, then i like -- couldn't really figure out how that just had happened, it happened so quickly. but just -- yeah, i knew where i was laying, like i was safe and i was kind of warm in this weird way. because it was like -- i didn't feel the initial pain until i woke up the next morning and aim like, whoa, where am i? how did this happen? i had fallen asleep right where i had fallen. >> reporter: pamela heard the search aircraft overhead. she knew she had to crawl,
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despite a broken leg, down along a creek to a clearing where someone could see her. she ate berries, a bite of a slug was too much. >> i said, i can't believe i'm doing this. >> reporter: pamela says the nights were especially long. >> i had to figure out how to keep warm. take socks as gloves, take laces out of my shoes, figure out how to utilize everything that i was wearing. >> reporter: pamela says her will to survive kept her going. >> i don't know, just like relying on like instincts and like gut and like heart, you know. like -- just like -- i don't know. just like really just like took over. i couldn't -- i didn't realize i had that in me. >> reporter: pamela says nothing of this has scared her away from camping. she intends to go back in the woods as soon as she can. in portland, bob high, abc news. >> tough as nailil >> yeah. >> i love hearing a story like that. >> sounded like she was really
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in a rough spot because she was only wearing shorts and a tank top at the time of the incident, accident, and she managed to cover herself with moss to keep warm. >> very good, and she had the wherewithal to stay close to the eek. stay close to water. >> very clever. >> always a wise move. >> there will be more of this on "good morning america" later today. coming up, new demands from "american idol's" judges. do they ever stop with those demands? more and more and more. >> as long as they get them. and arnold schwarzenegger is sharing his opinion about his estranged wife with the world. you have to see this next in "the skinny." >> cheese ball, that's what i would say about him.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right, now it is time for "the skinny." >> you're ready to do this story. >> this first story needs to be filed under oh, no, he didn't. >> oh, no, he didn't. >> arnold, say it isn't so. apparently he was biking -- tmz by the way came up with these amazing photos we're about to show you. arnold went biking wearing a t-shirt saying, survived maria. there are dates on the bottom of the t-shirt. the original date is crossed out to put the dates of his marriage to maria shriver.
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>> evidently this shirt was sort of a joke as part of a farewell party for the governator staff. >> of course, and we have to thank tmz for these photos, courtesy of tmz. apparently they're getting alalg, so i don't know why he decided to wear this shirt right now. >> so maybe we can laugh along with this? otherwise it seems pretty classless. >> maria's camp designed the shirts as a joke when he had a farewell party. so maybe he could make an argument for it but he shoulul have left it in the drawer. >> exactly. you know, when in doubt, don't pull it out. >> bad move, arnold, bad move. >> let's move on now to i want to say lady gaga but it's more like lord gaga in these pictures. >> amazing photos. >> she has transformed herself once again. what's left with lady gaga in terms of costumes and outfits. she looks like a guy here on the cover of her single for "you and i." the "u" has a umlaut over the "u." i'm not sure how to pronounce that.
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>> those are amazing photos. i would not have recognized lady gaga. >> quite a disguise. that's the latest look for lady gaga, who's had many, many other looks. >> i don't know how she does it because she seems to always come up with something new. you think there's a finite number of looks someone can come up with. > she's even done nothing. the beige body suit with no makeup. i don't know what's left. >> that's why we keep watching. we keep watching. >> yes, exactly. oh, can i give you some tissue for this next story? because you're so sad. >> you're going to hear the violins playing in just a moment. we really have to say that anyone who's making $10 million a year must really be struggling to make ends meet. >> it's rough for these "american idol" judges. >> it's very understandable, steven tyler's plight when he heard jennifer lopez inked a $20 million deal to be a judge on "american idol," his management team is arguing he's as popular as jennifer, he should be getting more cash too. >> why isn't he getting more cash? >> why, why, steven? >> i mean, he needs a wheelbarrow to roll around the cash he's already got. >> but you know what, laugh all
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you want, apparently the producers love steven and are trying to work out a deal so that all parties will be somewhat happy. now you know it is true that jennifer and steven are popular, they did revitalize the show. >> yes, i think -- >> after simon cowell's departure. >> against popular thought at one point that they were going to be that successful. >> absolutely, people were worried. let's move on to george clooney. nobody's too worried about him. he seems to do pretty well no matter what's going on in his life. the 50-year-old, 50 or 51? 50 years old, he's now apparently dating stacy keibler of "dancing with the stars" fame, former wrestler. evidently she was photographed going to his house and didn't leave until, let's see, when did she leave, she went in on thursday, didn't leave until monday? anyway, she was there for a while. >> beautiful woman, but he's the perennial bachelor. >> he is. >> he'll never settle down. >> he's working his way through all the most beautiful women on the globe. >> poor guy. again, more tissue.
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still feeling fresh? oh, yeah. [ female announcer ] at will you outlast? here are some stories to watch today on abc news. president obama visits a moving company in virginia today where he will announce new fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles. a texas jury begins deliberations today in the sentencing phase of warren jeffs' trial. the polygamous sect leader was convicted on sex assault charges. a long list of gop presidential candidates are campaigning in iowa today just ahead of that state's straw poll this weekend. finally, while analysts look to wall street for control of the financial chaos, everyday americans are doing what they can to control their own wallets. >> that's right. some are turning to the old-fashioned business of coupon clipping. as abc's john berman reports, business is booming. >> reporter: as bad as the news is today, don't toss that
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newspaper. you'd be throwing away money. >> when the sunday paper arrives at my house, it's like someone dropped $200 in my driveway. >> reporter: jill outside chicago is a super couponer. in these brutal times, her instructional dvds are selling like discounted hotcakes. >> ready to learn how to save lots of money today? >> reporter: her classes have a six-month wait list. >> i've been teaching live coupon workshops since 2008 but they're getting larger and larger and larger by the day. >> reporter: every hour spent couponing is worth an estimated $100. tip number one. it's called stacking. sometimes you can get different coupons from the store and the manufacturer for the same product. use them together. tip number two. look for sales. you can find them on coupon websites. sometimes s upon plus sale equals free. >> i went shopping last week and i had a coupon for $1 off bar soap. when it's on sale for $1 and i use that $1 coupon it's free. >> reporter: if saving isn't
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enough, how about winning. sweepstakes. i've won this refrigerator. and i've won several of those. this grill. three cars. and one motorcycle. >> reporter: rhett fortuna has won more than $1 million in cash and prizes. she enters h hdreds every week.ç you don't believe in luck at all? >> people tell me, you're so lucky. i said, did you enter? no. i said, that's why i won. >> reporter: we could all use a little winning right now. john berman, abc news, new york. >> you know, you're not going to win unless you enter. >> that's right but do you have the time to sit down and enter hundreds of contests? >> i would enter this contest right here. how about that? two for the price of one. that's a deal. >> watch one, get one free. >> that's a steal. >> wow. >> when does the one free happen? >> immediately after. watch the same broadcast. >> i see. >> twice. >> on your dvr.
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