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oprah: garth brooks is back with us with a special performance. here he is singing "the dance."
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>> ♪ looking back on the memory of the dance we shared 'neath the stars above for a moment all the world was right yeah but how could i have known that you'd ever say good-bye? and now i'm glad i didn't know the way it all would end the way it all would go our lives are better left to chance
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i could have missed the pain but i'd have had to miss the dance [cheering] holding you i held everything and for a moment wasn't i a king? but if i'd only known how the king would fall hey, who's to say? you know, i might have changed it all and now i'm glad i didn't know the way it all would end
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the way it all would go our lives are better left to chance i could have missed the pain but i'd have had to miss the dance yes, my life it's better left to chance i could have missed the pain but i'd have had to miss the dance ♪ [cheering] oprah: wasn't that sweet? [cheering]
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oprah: he's something. he's the real deal. he is the real deal. go see garth at the encore theater atas vegas. thanks, everybody. bye-bye. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute[br] --www.ncicap.org--] these sweehoney clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyo recognition. fibeone. him. he said yes. but did she have a choice? the extravaganza cost him three
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♪ i fought the law and the law one ♪ ♪ i needed money because i had none ♪ ♪ i fault the law and theaw won ♪ >> such a talented group of people. .
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they strike the right note all the time. the hunt for three siblings running from the law came to an end the way it started a high-speed chase with bullets flying. >> that's right much the dougherty family fled police in florida now they were hunt the down in colorado. abc's ryan owens was there. the trio some thought would never be caught alive was on a lonely stretch of colorado highway. the police chased the so-called dougherty gang down the interstate at speeds of 100 miles per hour. >> the suspects fired at pursuing officerses then shots fired at the crash site. two were arrested at the site of the crash. one brother ran pore it but was captured by these daring construction workers. i think he was just done whether be for the accident or just tire. >> reporter: the siblings were first spotted in colorado, they
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bought a tent at this camping store. but the mislead florida on this chase, afew hours later, robbed this bank in georgia. from day one. the siblings' mother begged this emto give up. >> only i know what good people you are. do the right thing and turn yourselves in. >> reporter: why did they run? the youngest, 21-year-old, ryan took off ip stead of registering as a sex offender. his older siblings had trouble too. 26-year-old dylan, a drug con fiction and lee grace, had probation violation and recently worked as a tripper. she posted these pictures and proclaimed she liked causing mayhem with her siblings. it was that sib lipg bond that had law enforcement so worried. this is not a gang but literally
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a family quite determined to go down together. they are spending the night under the same roof, it's just at the county jail. ryan owen, abc new, colorado. >> in recent month, it looks like they dyed their hair. >> got a new look. >> it looks like it will have a bad ending. these folks were in many ways prepared to die. i don't know what that meant, per se, but didn't think it would end as peacefully. >> in some weird way they seeped to be enjoy it like they were living out a bonnie and collide fantastic. >> they weren't messing around they found two machine pistols, two a can k-47s as well as hand cups. these were not idle criminals. question there for mom. >> poor woman, you got to wonder. >> that's it, wonder, good word. >> come up next, it's not the first time an actor has turned to politic. the familiar face you could see
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on campaign posters. and pulling the plug op the george lopez show. that's next on t t t t t t t t d
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♪ welcome back, everybody, time for your dale dose of entertainment new, yes. guess who is losing their talk show out of a job? the recession is hitting everybody. cbs canceled the george lopez show. they announced it yesterday. the interesting thing, here, too. it was coming out now, looked like conan did to george what jay did to conan on abc. conan comes along last year, pushes george to midnight. conan comes on at 11:00 and george's show took a 40% hit in the ratings. ratings for neither show, conan's or george's have been that great. conan is still around. i love conan, too, i hope he does well. viewership is down for both show, george is out of there. >> bottom line, nobody's
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watching. >> two funny guy, they'll move on to bigger and better. >> maybe if they change the lineup again. >> okay, rebecca black, you remember her, the youtube sensation that had the song "friday," you either loved it or hated it. a lot of people hated it. turns out at her school. she told abc's "nightline" she had to leave school because of bullying and taunting. this is a decision her mother reports. her mother told abc news, she needs more time to focus on her career and does not need that kind of pressure from her fellow students at school. black has career dances lately. she's tapped to appear in the latest katy perry video. if you think you've seen the last of her, think again. >> we know you're a big fan. >> doing well. >> good lord. >> everyone loves steven cobert, now we're knee deep in the political season.
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as promised his packed political action committee release aid campaign, a commercial in iowa, supporting rick perry for president. >> perry. >> perry with an "e" -- he's supporting a faux candidate, rick parry. take a listen. >> we want you to vote for rick parry too. not their rick parry, our rick parry with an "a" for america, with an "a" for iowa. >> got to love colbert, you have to love him. >> i get beth this guy, parry with an "a" get ace lot of write-in votes. >> i'll tell you what to do. right, parry? >> it will be a very interesting weekend, politically, the iowa straw poll. one expects sarah palin to visit
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while the poll is going on and rick perry with the "e" is announcing his candidacy this friday. here we go. >> fasten your seatbelts.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc new, investigators looking for 3-year-old breeann rodriguez said they uncovered important new evidence just miles from the girl's home. police will not elaborate and the search continues today.. secretary of state hillary clinton addresses the humanitarian skries is in eastern africa today. that region is struggling with a severe drought and famine and eight gop presidential hopefuls debate in iowa just before that state's straw poll this weekend. and finally this halflf hou the people of auburn, washington had a wild scene this week. it involves a low-speed police chase and a bull on the loose. >> that's right.
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a bull. the police couldn't quite get the job done themselves. they had to rope in a little help. >> there's a bull. you might want to run. it's coming this way, partner. run! >> reporter: and the race was on. the big black horned animal bolted down lee hill and into auburn, putting down a regular roadside rodeo. police in patrol cars were the big guy, show time side kicks as he darted in and out of the sidelines, here and there. >> do we have a plan to corral this guy or continue chasing him? >> reporter: chase him they did. >> no rams, just a whole lot of bull. a man on a mission on a saturday night. >> right down down by the hospital by city hall, and our officers were able to follow him and eventually get some
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wranglers. >> reporter: flashing emergency lights put the thousand pound dude center stage. >> i'm thinking he might start to run out of gas here. >> reporter: eventually, it did. by the dash cam's time stamp it took a solid 30 minneapolis. then the massive creature was cornered, cap toward and eventually carted off back to the ranch. >> we've had wildlife in the city before but i don't remember ever having a bull running around downtown. we asked if the mammoth escapee has a name? >> it was a bull. >> don't send a police officer to do a cowboy's job. right? you see the wrangler in there to get him. >> oh -- >> very nice. our old john, very nice. looking good. >> more c coming right up. hey, your high speed internet here, at home...
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this morning on "world news now, captured. the three florida siblings, considered the most wanted were rounded up in a real life police drama in colorado. >> the gunshots and the real life american west. it's thursday, august 11th. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. federal agents say the three siblings had been on a cross country crime spree. law enforcement is at ease aftee they were begged to surrender and were finally caught after a week on the run.
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>> and rebels attacked chopper in after gap stan killing an elite team. why the take down was so crucial. >> revenge came quickly for those folks. >> quickly indeed. >> who would have t thought a non-life threatening form of hiv can fight cancer into remission. coming up in a few minutes. >> incredible story. >> first, the capture of the famous dougherty gang. three siblings now behind bars. >> a sister and two brothers had guns blazing as officers es closed in on them in colorado. abc's diana ail villar following all of the drama. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the dougherty gang's rampage game to a dramatic end in colorado after police tipped off to their presence and in pursuit. >> i'm in the clearing with the female she was shot in the leg.
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a week-long crime spree by the florida siblings ended as it began with a high-speed chase and plenty of bullets fired. >> subjects fired at pursuing officer. >> reporter: he it was over, lee dougherty, dylan and the youngest, ryan were all taken into police. >> we did not think that there would be a very good ending to this. >> reporter: local authorities were on high alert after the sighting of the dougherty gang was deemed credible. the three started their rampage in florida. as they sped in a car, the officers stopped them. >> they kept speeding away. they stopped several types in what was an ambush. they wanted the officer to come close to them. >> reporter: that's when shots rang out one bullet hit the officer's tire, allow them to get away. police say the next time they surfaced they were rock a bank
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in georgia, weweing masks, they shot their ak-47s into the ceiling, fleeing with bags of cash. but all came to an end in colorado. spotted at a camp ground, police pursued the trio until their car crashed. the dougherty gangs, fugitivive no more. >> believe it or not the crime spree came to a much more violent ending than feared. the three were heavily armed and even sent a text message to their mother saying there's time for all of us to die. >> the police didn't expect a gun bat. they found serious weapons. ak-47, handguns. they were armed and extremely dangerous. it's over now. >> thank goodness. moving overseas to england much it's been a night of tension. police in all of the major cities, stepped up patrols. birmingham was especially on
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edge after police opened a murder investigation into the deaths of three men hit by a car. the violence has cost businesses hundreds of millions of dollars. but the cost to britain's tourism industry, especially ahead of next year's olympics is still unknown. >> we re look forward to this. and we didn't want to -- >> whether that turned into a medium term or long-term impact, i think depends whether can effectively be shown that the period of rioting or unrest has been brought to an end. >> london's historic center has been mostly untouched by the mayhem which hit mostly the communities where the rioters themselves live but several high profile soccer matches have been canceled. >> so many questions what fueled all of that. wow, and the military has taken out the taliban rebel respsible on the fatal attack on elite u.s. forces in afghanistan. >> it's quite a operation to frac down the terror group.
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we have all of the details. >>ood morning. coalition forces found and targeted those responsible for killing 3030 americans. >> got them. the top commander announced the taliban insurgent us responsible for downing a u.s. military helicopter have beenen killed. approximately midnight on 8 august coalition forces killed the fall ban insurgents responsible for the attack on helicopter which we assess was rpg round. > the air strike round kille the insurgents and one of their leader, found in wardack province. military gathered on the ground after they led coalition forces to their whereabouts. >> we dealt with them with a kinetic strike and after that, we determined were they in fact killed in that strike. >> reporter: the loss was
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crushing 17 navy s.e.a.l.s. 30 americans at all. 8 afghans killed. their chin knock was on the way to help ground forces part of a mission to secure a target. they were shot down. the incident raises questions whether forces should travel in a helicopter like the chinook. >> the fact we lost this aircraft is not a decision point as to whether we'll use this aircraft in the future. >> reporter: the investigation into the crash continues. the military wants to learn from the incident. rob and tanya. >> the fbi is trying to figure out how a pipe bomb ended up on a natural gas line in rural oklahoma. that bomb, complete with a timing mhanism was removed. the area was checked for any other explosive, but none was found. a nearby home had to be evacuated as a precaution until the danger passed. >> security and safety improvements will keep one of new york's famous landmarks closed for a year. the statue of liberty will be
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closed for a multi million renovation. more than 3 million people visit lady liberty each year. >> yeo seas stock markets are lower following the dow's 19-point drop yesterday. markets in tokyo, seoul and hong kong. >> bianna golodryga has more on uncertain uncertainty. >> reporter: the market hasn't been on the rise since august 2008. no wonder many are worried we're on the same course today. we caught up with one of the most prominent traders on the floor of the stock e exchange. tas took a last dive. >> it's not a full-blown panic yet. but it could get there. they're not throwing things out the window yet but not far from
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it. >> reporter: bad new, new fears that france is on the verge of a credit downgrade of its own after an historic u.s. downgrade in a debt debate that lasted the entire month of july. . those rumors reignited all of the fears of 2008. this time, starting in france. >> reporter: the whip saw trading cost american investors $2$2 trillion in lost wealth in just the last month. >> given the tumultuous stock market, i am inclined to not invest in the stock market for a while. >> reporter: what should you do with your money. experts say if you're not immediately retiring or funding a college education. stay the course, even with the gyration. of course that's tough advice to give given the market swings. take a look at this graph. two investors invested into the market 15 years ago. the one who rode out the ups and downs without selling would be
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ahead of the investor, jumped in every time the market sold off. be on- bianna golodryga. abc new, new york. >> you don't want to sell when it's down. you want to buy. >> that's conventional wisdom. >> isn't that what warren buffett said? >> he invests like a girl. . shifting gear, apple is now the most valuable company in the world. the computer company and its must-have iphones and ipads, dethroned exxon. 'sl now worth $337 billion. that is 6 billion more than exxon. financial experts say apple, well, it's still growing, just like a start-up. have a new tourist attractions. the tallest ferris wheel in the
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world. construction on ride is expected to get under way for january. for 15 buck ace pop. the orlando eye will give a 30-minute experience. the project is modeled after the london eye. once complete it will be taller than any building in orlando's skyline. >> cool little project. nice view of florida from up there. >> 45 storys is nothing to us in new york. >> no, please. look at your forecast now, severe storms in the heartland with dangerous winds and heavy rain in the dakotas, nebraska, kansas and oklahoma. thunderstorms from new orleans to orlando. showers in northern new england, and the southwest. >> mostly 80s from billings to albuquerque, dallas, 101, one day shy of tying the record of consecutive double digit days. 80s in the twin cities, boston, 83 and new york, 84.
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>> hang in there, dallas. happening in there. it is summertime, of course there is a lalapalooza. and in wisconsin it was a moo-lapalooz. when all of the mooing was over. 18-year-old brandon rogers was the bovine best. goodness gracious. >> i'm sure he's beating the women off with a stick. who doesn't love a champion mooer. he mon a golden cow bell. a thousand bucks which he's putting away for college. >> smart kid. >> that's a real talent there. >> stop lying on national television. >> look at that guy. >> oh, man. >> oh, you go get them.
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ground-breaking approach. >> it's being called the most significant advance in cancer research in decades. it's only been tried in three leukemia patients so far. all in advance stages of the disease with three other treatment options. the university of pennsylvania experiment created armies of what they call cereal killer cells. here's how they did it. blood was taken from each patient and the t-cells were removed. scientists inserted harmless version of hiv into those cells and millions of those cells were then injected back into the patienents. their intent was to use the patient's only blood cells to kill their cancer cells. it workeke they targeted cancer cells and not only destroyed existing cancer but new cancer as it emerged. >> this is an exciting study. it's exciting, because it takes principles that we've been working on for decade, applies those to patients and produces truly meaningful results.
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>> for two weeks there was to change in the patients, but then they became violently ill with extreme flu symptoms. this is the sign the therapy was working. one year after treatment, two of the patients were still cancer free and the third is improved. the goal now is to find out how long these remissions last. >> we know these engineered cells hang around the body for some time which may be helpful but may also be hurtful. so we really have more to learn before we can say this is generally used for patients who have this particular type of leukemia. >> one doctor said three patients is better than one. but it's not 100. still scientists trying to treat other kinds of cancer including prostate, pancreatic and brain cancer. linsey davis, abc new, new york. >> that's exciting. >> it's almost like supercells. ientists say on average they eradicate 1,000 cells percent t
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cell. >> that blows my mind. that can be an unbelievable break through but have to monitor how long the remission period is. encouraging news. very serious kind of cancer. >> absolutely. it's amazing. >> when we come back, the home where the dude can now be yours. >> pour yourself a white russian. yes, we're going inside the house made famous by the big lebowski. you're watching "world news now."ccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
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♪ our house in the middle of our street ♪ well, elvis had aceland, m.j. fans had neverland, then there's the house where the dude abides. >> of course we're talking about none other that the big
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lebowski. the hoho has gone on sale in venice beach, california and we take a look inside the home. >> reporter: on a tree-lined street in venice beach, at end of a lush courtyard. that's where the dude resides or at least that's where the dude resided. in the film "the big lebowski" which starred jeff bridges as the dude. goldda is the selling agent. in a film that's develop aid huge cult following since its release in 1998. >> we were just amazed, and surprised, how viral this whole thing went, and how many fans there are of "the big lebowski". it's incredible. >> the cottages went on the
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market two weeks ago and fans have been stopping by to look at cinematic stoop. >> i never thought this was as big as it is. >> reporter: bryan regan lived in the cottage for the past ten years. he was made an official member of the church of the ladder day dudes. >> no one has come in? >> no, no, no. >> and regan said he's nothing like the dude. he said he would rather spend his time gardening, but the dude, well, we know what the dude would rather be doing. the asking price for all six units, $2.2 million. i don't know about you, but i take comfort in that. it's good to know swup like the dude couldn't afford it. >> i often wonder to myself. where is the dude now? where is the dude living? i want to know where the dude is. >> reporting from venice beach, abc news.
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others. >> fortunately it department work. police got him. >> you know, even if they have the dog, t that probably would t have been a toss-up. >> how desperate swrou to be to go to that -- >> oh, man. >> didn't work. >> on many levels. >> that's a crappy situation. all right. this guy, speaking of other smart guy, in panneinellas coun florida they had a graffiti problem. they finally caught up with a guy. it's not some punk teenager, it is 71-year-old charles wesley, and apparently, sla stands for sane liberated americans, a political party that this guy is its only member. he believes the party will take over the country, once our economy completely collapse, and he got busted after witnesses saw hill tagging a pole sunday,
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look booked on criminal miss chief and held on 5 thousand bail. 71-year-old and you're the most notorious graffiti artist. >> from one to another. we go to florida a 90-year-old navy veteran is theldest graduate from florida atlantic university at 90 years old. it's a wonderful story. he always wanted to go back and get his masters. he was born in 1921 in north africa and joined the north african navy fighting against the nazi, later joined the french navy andsraeli navy. a true hero. >> and getting his degree the biggest accomplishment of his life. in a pretty accomplished life already. >> live it every day. >> 90 years ole. there's still a lot to look forward to. >> here's something to look forward to i pair of flip-flops that will cost y y 18 thousand. that's because on the bottom of those flip flops is work by
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this morning on "world news news now." stunning sell-off. the dow jones industrial drops more than 500 points as the investors focus on bleak realities. and yesterday's plunge, erased all gains made the previous day, an encouraging upswing. it is thursday, august 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. when the asian markets opened. on the foreign exchanges and ued you'll see why the economic worries may continue as a congressional super committee starts addressing the debt crisis. >> some already calling it
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a super failure, polarizing people on opposite sides on that commit "y" >> absolutely. it'sard to get anything done. this committee probably won't get it done. >> messy, messy, messy. also ahead the dramatic show of force in london and other city streets this morning, while investigators look over the deaths of several violent nights. >> it's a fascinating case, and we'll get a debrief from simon mcgregor-wood later. later this half hour, a father and son drove their old car coast-to-coast using vegetable oil that restaurants throw out. you'll see why it's our favorite story of the day. >> a unique bonding experience. and environmentally sound bonding experience. >> indeed, indeed. >> very cool. >> but before all of that. asian stock markets mostly fell this morning as investors worry about the health of europe's banks and a weakening dploebal economy. >> japan's stocks dropped yesterday wiping out the gains d it was a similar scene after the dow drop more than 500 points.
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>> our coverage now begin wasas abc's scott goldberg, good morning to you, scott. >> reporter: good morning. the stock market will greet the day in pretty rough shape. liking wounds by another terrible foul and surrounded by stores that won't go away. >> reporter: for the third straight day it moved more than 400 points and this time went back down, way down, 519 points, almost 5%. the dow hasn't had a three-day run like this since november 2008 during the economic crisis. >> it's not a full-blown panic yet but it could get there. >> reporter: this time, it was europe's fault, or at least concerns from europe with wires that france could use its aaa credit rating like the u.s. did. >> this is how skiddish and temperamental the market is. it reacts not only to factual aspects of what's going on, but also rumors. >> reporter: the unfortunate truth back home is contributing.
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as the fed reserve announced its plans to keep the interest rate low for two year. the economic recovery is going slower than expected. it cost losses of $2.3 trillion alone. >> i'm hoping it will come back like we always have before, but thins are getting very precarious. >> reporter: i'm too scared to look at it. it's a grim time. >> reporter: so grim, president obama met with fed chairman ben bernanke fort tire them. they talked about the economic recovery, the need to reduce the deficit an the situation in europe. the white house did not say if they came up with any solutions. rob and tanya. >> no one can seem to come up with any solutions about all of this. >> no, of course this is our facebook question of the day, how has the recent stock market fluctuations affected you, please weigh in and let us know. >> a lot of different theories and thoughts what people are going do with their money, their
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401(k), kid's college fund, let us know. shifting gears a little bit. a new washington post poll finds nearly three quarters of americans have little or no confidence in washington to prepare the economy. however, 12 law makers being held the task of slashing more than a trillion dollars in government spending. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: it's called the super committee for good reason. few have ever had such power and a crucial assignment. fix the budget mess and slash the deficit by $1.5 trillion. the committee can propose anything from spending cuts to tax hikes and the plan is guaranteed fast track vote in congress. but it looks like this super committee is destined for super failure. just look at who congressional leaders have put on the committee so far. the democratic co-chair is patty murray. this was her message to republicans in june. >> we're here to tell them it is
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time to take the benefits of seniors that they rely on off the table. >> reporter: murray is chair woman of the senatorial campaign committee, her job is defeating republicans not compromising with them. as for the republican, all six have signed a pledge promising to oppose any new tax revenue. the key to any deal with democrats. senator pat toomey told us he didn't even think the debt ceiling needed to be raised. >> everybody know, including the administration, if we don't raise the debt ceiling we're not going to default op our debt. >> reporter: three committee members have already served on a debt commission that came up with a plan, but they all voted against it. most revealing is who's not on the committee. remember the so-called gang of six senators who spent most of the past year crafting a bipartisan plan to reduce the deficit? they were all stiffed. there are still three members of the super committee to be named and looping all over all of this. what happen if they deadlock.
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deep, across the board spending cuts on everything, including medicare and national defense. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. we've learned within days of the attack on a helicopter that killed 30 u.s. troops in afghanistan, special forces took out the men responsible. an all-out manhunt took place. special forces followed them for 12 hours to a remote compound and called in f-16 which fired and killed them. >> quick response to say the least. british prime minister david cameron addresses the rioting and unrest with law makers. >> thousand of police have been on patrol trying to keep the peace. abc's simon mcgregor-wood has an update from london. good morning, simon. >> reporter: good morning to you both. the extra police presence you referred to, 16,000 men and women on t t streets of london last night.
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similar levels of policing in all of the big cities seems to have worked. huge sense of relief to the people in uk waking up this morning, no repeats of the violence we've seen in the previous four nights. tensions certainly, including in the city of birmingham, where early yesterday morning, three young asian men, muslims, were run down and killed by a car, extreme tensions in that city, there's been a candlelight vigil outside of their house overnight. police are very concerned to try to calm those tensions. sewhere, the clear-up has cocoinued, led by the public services, but also this reaction of people in the communities themselves, coming out on to the streets with the brooms, trying to clear things up. another interesting phphomenon is the operation of the courts overnight. hundreds of these young rioters have been pushed through the system. members of the public and police asking for tough sentencing, as you say later in
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london, extraordinary session in the house of commons to debate what's happened and what to do next. back you to. >> should be fascinating to see what they discuss. and, london gets a lot of tourists this time of year, are the riots having any impact on business? >> that's not clear yet. one of the things people have been relieved about, none of this has spread to the sort of traditional sense, but there's great fear it would. oxford circus, the shopping strict. buckingham palace, westminster, all of those iconic parts of london that receive the tourist tention have not been affected. some are saying they are very worried. but the big issue is the 2012, the olympics coming to london. many people asking questions whether we can protect -- not from terrorism that everyone is scare about, but from this scourge of rioting and that's a big concern of london and british in general. >> thank you simon mcgregor-wood porting live from london. investigators in aruba have
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until monday to come up with evidence to keep an american tourist in jail. after his traveling companion went mission. gary giordano told police he went scuba diving with robin gardner a maryland woman he met online, but she never made it back to shore. he was taken into custody when he tried to leave the island. the hunt is nearly over for three florida siblings who allude police for more than a week. three siblings, ryan dougherty, lee grace dougherty and dylan dougherty stanley. their car slammed into a bridge. they are accused of firing at an officer as well as robbing a bank. >> and here is your thursday forecast. severe storms from wichita, little rock, showers in the desert southwest. thunderstorms along the gulf coast from new orleans to florida and southern georgia. a chance of showers in northern new england. >> 80s from boston to baltimore. 95 in new orleans, 101 in dallas.
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i believe that's day, what, 41 for themem kansas city, 82 and detroit, 79. 73 in seattle. 87 in salt lake city and 94 in colorado springs. here's a fun story. the best tango couple kicked up their heels. they kicked off the world tango festival in buenos aires. >> 19-year-old sebastian and his partner maria won the title in last year's festival in native argentina and they say it changed their lives. they spent the last year d dancg around the world. >> you know the best tango dancers in argentina will of course be the best in the world. more than 400 couples will compete for this year's title. the two-week festival begins next tuesday. >> you got very excited about this story. >> can you tango? >> i'm tangoing undererhe desk. >> your feet are moving. >> we'll be right back. ♪
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welcome back, everybody, polygamous cult leader, warren jeffs will spend the rest of his life behind bars. but what he did to his victims will stay with them the rest of their lives. >> one victim was his own niece. as a said, she said life was happy. her father had three wives. she had 19 brothers and sisters. >> there was never, ever a dull moment, ever. >> sounds like it. >> yeah, i had a really great childhood. >> until one day when she was 7, the second grader was called to the principal's office, that principal was her office, warren jeffs. >> warren told me to come sit on his lap. and i didn't know why. and he just said, you know,
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you're a special girl, and that he'll help me go to heaven. and he had a certain way of making me feel like i was special, and he told me, i'll go to heaven, if i for sure don't tell anybody. >> she kept the rape to herself. jeffs, who 10,000 followers believes speaks for god was never charged. >> you didn't disobey warren. you did everything that warren said. nothing he did was ever wrong. ever. for two decades, her secret festered. >> there are no monogamists in heaven. and men have many wives. >> reporter: until last year when she saw this documentary about boys trying to escape the flds church. that voice --
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>> it's a sin to even talk about boyfriends andndirlfriends. >> reporter: suddenly caused old mories to come back. >> it was gut-wrenching and i got up and ran to the bathroom and started vomiting. >> reporter: her revelation eventually led her to testify against jeffs for assaulting two other underage girl, now through a men industry called holding out help, she guides others to escape from the church. as they adjust to the outside world. she's a mom and finally at peace. >> i feel stronger. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc new, salt lake city. >> now jeffs is sentenced to life in prison for assaulting those underage brides that he took. >> prosecutors said he had 24 of them. this wasn't one or two young girls. he's 55 years old now. he won't be eligible to parole until he's 100 years old. just the amount of control he had over that community and those young girls. >> he did a lot of damage to a lot of young girls.
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>> and now he willl pay the price. >> absolutely. >> coming up next, a boy's recovery after rescued from rough surf is considered a miracle. what happened on the beach and at the hospital is truly remarkable. you're watching "world news now."ebebebebebebebebebebebebebú
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an oregon boy is lucuc to be alive today after being an oregon boy is lucky to be alive for over 15 minutes. his recovery is being described as miraculous. >> here's abc's david wright. >> dale technically drown before rescuers finally pulled him out of the chilly oregon surf. he wasn't breathing, he had no pulse, he was gone. >> they never expected him to
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live. they expected him to be a vegetable. >> reporter: 12-year-old boy was at beach on a church field trip. just knee deep in the water, whet riptide carried him out. the 12-year-old girl boogie boarding swam out and grabbed his arm. >> i was paddling with the other arm. he was kicking and we just got further out there.sóñ6ñ i was so upset. i'm like, i can't die here. >> reporter: just then, another huge wave hit them both. she managed to s sm to shore, but the boy was still out there. friends from his church group drop down and parade op the beach. >> they didn't know really what else to do. that was their first response to the problem, was to pray. >> reporter: dale ostrander was under water maybe 15 ÷e minneapolis. only at the hospital did doctors finally sense a pulse, he was kept in an medically induced coma. >> we have to say good-bye to
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our son. at least we get to say good-bye. a lost people don't even get that. >> reporter: on sunday, doctors decided to remove him from life support. on monday they removed the breathing tube. >> we tried to get him to cough. he said i don't need to. he spoke, a full sentence, that was amazing. answered their prayers, and they are counting their blessings. his condition was upgraded to fair. his young rescuer stopped by to visit him at icu. a tragic trip to the beach now a miracle. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> it certainly does seem miraculous. >> reporter: doctors said the fact he was wear long sleeves "í may have helped him stay warm. maybe there was divine intervention helped as well. who knows. the fact he was young certainly must have helped. >> oh, well, look at that. if we had been on the team --
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go, it's one car ride they won't forget. >> there's a lot of obstacles, a lot of issues. >> reporter: but a lot of fun too. the scenery may have been memorable. the time spent with his dad unique but what made this trip unique was the fuel. >> we're nothing more than the average guy on the street. put it in your car and try it out for yourself, make the difference and save money along the way. >> save money because the 1983 mercedes was fueled not by gas, but by used vegetable oil. >> i really recommend anybody who wants to try it to go do it. if it doesn't work, you haven't lost anything. u just try to make a difference. >> reporter: in this casas making a difference meant covering a lot of miles. the pair left upstate new york, travelled to michigan, then across canada to california and the west coast then back to utica, 10,000 miles at all. s and the distance in that trip in an old vehicle was only half
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this morning on ""world news now," anxious investors. wall street stock prices take a giant nose dive and continue a serious downward trend. >> this time the markets here in the u.s. and worldwide react to an economic problem with a french connection. it's thursday, august 11th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone i'm ., tanya rivero. >> and i'm rob nelson. this morning the overseas markets continued the down trend. it started on all street after new fears about the french government's debt and credit rating. could have a serious impact on europe. also ahead the young student in britain seen on videotape being attacked and mugged during
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this week's riot. his injuries and outlook from the hospital. >> later this half hour. the police pursuit like no other. only this time, yes, the bad guy was fleeing on four legs. the dash cam video sets the scene. and as you can see, it's full of bull. >> i had to say that. >> but first the dow begins this morning, under 11,000 and that's after yesterday's 519-point drop. that's just over 4 1/2%. >> another scary day. investors are worried about the u.s. economy but also what's happening in europe. our coverage begins now with abc's business editor, dan arnault. >> reporter: good morning much it isn't stopping. the loss coming on the heels of tuesday's giant 400-point gain. it's not a full-blown panic yet, but it could get there. they're not throwing things out
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the window quite yet. but they're e t far from it if this keeps up. >> reporter: american investors have seen more than $2.3 trillion of wealth evaporated by the market's gyrations in just the past month. traders say the big sell-off yesterday came as rumors of a possible downgrade of france, europe's second largest economy put folks on watch for possible bank failures there. >> those rumors reignited all of the fears of 2008. this time starting in france. >> reporter: with that, increasing worries of a global economic showdown and it's a perfect storm of selling. >> given the tumultuous stock market, i am inclined to not invest in the stock market for a while. >> reporter: analysts say the volatility is likely to continue in the coming days. rob and tanya. >> in light of this, you see stories about what people should do with their money, should you sell, should you buy, what should you do?
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and actually a very interesting study that showed people who rode the wave and were steady in the long run made more than those who panicked. >> don't react. sit tight. >> patience, patience. >> stocks in asia is also lower but the drop is not nearly as dramatic as it was on wall street. but january georgia pan's economic worries go far beyond the stock market. akiko fujita with the story. good morning. >> reporter: it looks like we finally sue the end of the slight yesterday. but today, we saw modest gains wiped out as asian markets fell. the nikkei ended the day .6% down much like hong kong hang seng. the shanghai composite index ended in positive territory so some good news. the latest drop came on the heels of the 5000-point loss on wall street but the selloff sparked by the news of credit rating downgrade in france. that's the driving force in wall street and it wasn't any different in asia where worried investors trade e f bank share and those of exporters. in tokyo, we saw carmakers hit
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hard, shares of toyota and nissan both went down. to give you a perspective. on the extent of the decline we've seen on the markets, the nikkei has fallen more than 8% in less than a week. >> it sounds like more bad news for exporters who have been copying with the yen's surging value already. so what's next for the exporters? >> reporter: there's no sign of relief just yet, but we did hear the prime minister weigh in saying the government would consider actions to address what he called a one-sided move in the yen. the government, as you know, has been firing warnings about a possible intervention all week to keep the currency from surging against the dollar. that hasn't done much. just a reminder, less than exactly a week ago, they intervened and sold billions of yen, but, again, that hasn't done much. we'll have to keep an eye on that one. >> reporter: abc's akiko fujita reporting live. thanks.
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shifting gears now, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan has revealed that the taliban fighter that launched the deadly helicopter crash has now been killed. investigator investigators revealed that the fighter that hit the helicopter has been killed. they called in f-16s which took out the fighters, including the rebel who fired the weapons that brought down that helicopter killing so many of our troops. >> reacted very quickly there. police in memphis are accusing a 17-year-old student in the death of a private school principal. the teacher discover suzette york's body. it happened two days after the start of the school year. no chargrg have been filed yet but 17-year-old boy is in custody. >> england is waking up after its first night of calm since the riots started on saturday. that's all thanks to some heavy police presence. tensions do remain especially high in birmingham, england's second largest city.
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police launched d murder investigation into the death of three men hit by a car. those men were patrolling the neighborhood to protect it from looters. one of the most shocking from england's riots, is that of an injured young man, helped by people who then robbed him. that student was from malaysia. abc's phillipa thomas reports from the hospital. >> reporter: these are a vicious mind set from british streets. the 20-year-old foreigner, bloody, dazed, being robbed by those who pretended to help him. >> it's coming from his back. >> reporter: this is mohammed at the royal london hospital where he had surgery on his broken jaw. he says he hit the ground when attackers pulled him from his bike, then others in the group, threatened to stab him. he's one of 14,000 malaysian students in britain, many scare by what they've seen here. as i heard from the diplomats
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who oversees their welfare. >> it's very disturbing, but you don't do that to somebody that's this harmless. >> what does it make you think about london and people who could do that? >> basically, i have a strong relationship with the british people here, and they have always been very well mannered. very gentlemenly in their ways. and to see this happening is an atrocity. mohamed came to london without family, here at the malaysian high commission, they're saying we're his family for now and they're working on bringing his parents here to see them. as for interest back home. a senior diplomat tells me everyone in malaysia knows what happened to mohammed. fill lip fill lip pa thomas. bbc new, london.
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>> so much seems like violence for violence sake. >> there's no reason for it at all. >> no, none at all. hopefully it will dissipate. moving on. one of the nation's most iconic landmark will close for a costly upgrade. starting in october, the statue of liberty will close for a year. the $27 million renovation will make the landmark safer and more accessible. the statue wass built in the 1880s. liberty island where the statue stands will remain open during the work. as we know, breakfast has long been called the most important meal of the day. not any food fits the bill. researchers say it's best to start the day with plenty of protein and fiber which helps controroyour appetite by making you feel full longer. they member egg, lean meat, who grain, greek yogurt, fruits and veggie, those foods also increase brain power in children. >> sounds good. >> good for people who work overnight as well. there's no brain power going on. >> bring on the yogurt. >> all right. here's your thursday forecasas
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showers in the south along the gulf coast. heavy rain and gusty winds from bismarck to rapid city. showers around arizona and new mexico. not as humid in the northeast. >> 84 in new york. 95 in atlanta, 90 in miami. mostly 80s from fargo to indianapis. 101 in dallas and phoenix. 8080n portland and near 90 in albuquerque. >> here's an interesting story. you have to wonder about some public marriage proposals, including this one. a chinese man and 48 friends dressed up like giant carrots and serenaded his girlfriend at a shopping mall. he did it because her favorite color is orange. >> how weird and romantic. oh, lord. when he finally knelt down and popped the big question, the crowd chanted, marry him, marry him. she said yes, but did she really have a choice? the extravaganza cost him three weeks to plan and 15,000 bucks.
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good thing he chose carrots and not celery, you know? >> she must be a healthy girl. good for them. long-lasting relationship. >> congratulations to the happy uple. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." ♪
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♪ i fought the law and the law won ♪ ♪ i fought the law and the law one ♪ ♪ i needed money because i had none ♪ ♪ i fought the law and the law won ♪ >> such a talented group of people.
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they strike the right note all the time. the hunt for three siblings running from the law came to an end the way it started a high-speed chase with bullets flying. >> that's right much the dougherty family fled authorities earlier this week in florida and now they've been hunted down in colorado. abc's ryan owens was there. the trio some thought would never be caught alive was on a lonely stretch of colorado highway. the police chased the so-called dougherty gang down the interstate for 20 miles at speeds of 100 miles an hour. >> the suspects fired at pursuing officers then shots fired at the crash site. >> reporter: two young suspects were arrested right after the crash. one brother ran for it but was captured by these daring construction workers. >> he did give up. i think he was just done whether be for the accident or just tire. >> reporter: the siblings were first spotted in colorado, they bought a tent at this camping store.
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but the trio has been on the run for more than a week since leading florida. police on this chase. a few hours later they were accused of robbing this bank in georgia. from day one. the siblings' mother begged them to give up. >> only mom knows what good people you are inside. please prove he right and everybody wrong by doing the right thing now and turning yourselves in. >> reporter: why did they run? the youngest, 21-year-old, ryan took off instead of registering as a sex offender. his older siblings had trouble too. 26-year-old dylan a drug conviction. 29-year-old lee grace was wanted for a probation violation and recently worked as a stripper. she posted these pictures and mayhem with her siblings.ing it was that sibling bond that had law enforcement so worried. they said this was not an ordinary gang but literally a family quite determined to go down together.
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they are spending the night under the same roof, it's just at the county jail. ryan owens, abc news, colorado. >> considering that recent mug shot, it looks like they dyed their hair. >> got a new look. >> it looks like it will have a bad ending. these folks were in many ways prepared to die. i don't know what that meant, per se, but didn't think it would end as peacefully. >> in some weird way they seeped to be enjoy it like they were living out some bonnie and clyde fantasy. >> they weren't messing around they found two machine pistols, two ak-47 assault rifles and some handguns. these were not idle criminals. question there for mom. >> poor woman, you got to wonder. >> that's it, wonder, good word. all right. coming up next, it is not the first time an actor has turned to politics. the familiar face you could see on campaign posters. and pulling the plug op the george lopez show. that's next on the skinny.
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♪ ign posters. and pulling the plug op the george lopez show.owowowowowowow
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♪ ♪ welcome back, everybody, time for your daily dose of entertainment new, yes. guess who is l ling their talk show out of a job? the recession is hitting everybody. tbs canceled "the george lopez show." >> i like him. >> he's a funny guy. they announced it yesterday. the interesting thing, here, too. it was coming out now, looked like conan did to george what jay did to conan on abc. when lopez first debuted, he was on at 11:00. conan comes along last year, pushes george to midnight. conan comes on at 11:00 and george's show took a 40% hit in the ratings. ratings for neither show, conan's or george's have been that great. conan is still around. i love conan, too, i hope he does well. viewership is down for both shows, so george is out of there. >> bottom line, nobody's watching.
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>> two funny guys, they'll move on to bigger and better. >> maybe if they change the lineup again. >> okay, rebecca black, you remember her, the youtube sensation that had the song "friday," you eieier loved it or hated it. you either loved the song or hated it. a lot of people hated it. turns out at her school. she told abc's "nightline" she had to leave school because of bullying and taunting. she is now being home schooled. this is a decision her mother supports. reports. her mother told abc news, she needs more time to focus on her career and does not need that kind of pressure from her fellow students at school. she's been tapped to appear in the latest katy perry video and the mtv teen choice awards. if you think you've seen the last of her, think again. >> we know you're a big fan. >> doing well. >> good lord. >> everyone loves steven colbert, now we're knee deep in the political season. as promised his packed political
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action committee has released a media campaign arks commercial in iowa where the straw poll is about to come out, supporting rick parry for president. parry, okay. >> parry with an >> perry with an "e" -- he's supporting a faux candidate, rick parry. take a listen. >> we want you to vote for rick parry too. not their rick parry, our rick parry with an "a" for america, with an "a" for iowa. >> got to love colbert, you have he's so good with all of this stuff. all of this is mocking the supreme court decision last year which allows them to receive and spend certain amounts of money as long as they don't coordinate with a particular candidate. >> i get beth this guy, parry with an "a" get ace lot of write-in votes. >> i'll tell you what to do. right, parry? >> it will be a very interesting weekend, politically, the iowa straw poll. one expects sarah palin to visit while the poll is going on and rick perry with the "e" is
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going be perhaps announcing his candidacy officially on saturday. so, here we go. >> fasten your seatbelts. >> never dull. friday. here we go. >> fasten your seatbelts.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news, investigators looking for 3-year-old breeann rodriguez said they uncovered important new evidence just miles from the girl's home. police will not elaborate and the search continues today. secretary of state hillary clinton addresses the humanitarian crisis in eastern africa today. that region is struggling withta severe drought and famine and eight gop presidential hopefuls debate in iowa just before that state's straw poll this weekend. and finally this half hour the people of auburn, washington had a wild scene this week. it involves a low-speed police chase and a bull on the loose. >> that's right. a bull. the police couldn't quite get the job done themselves.
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they had to rope in a little help. >> there's a bull. you might want to run. it's coming this way, partner. run! >> reporter: and the race was on. the big black horned animal bolted down lee hill and into auburn, putting down a regular roadside rodeo. police in patrol cars were the big guy, show time side kicks as he darted in and out of the side line, criss-crossing the road here and there. >> do we have a plan to corral this guy or continue chasing him? >> reporter: chase him they did. >> we have to find like a pen or something to put this in, it would be nice. >> no rams, just a whole lot of bull. a man on a mission on a saturday night. >> right down by the hospital by city hall, and our officers were able to follow him a a eventually get some wranglers.
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>> reporter: flashing emergency lights put the thousand pound dude center stage. >> i'm thinking he might start to run out of gas here. >> reporter: eventually, it did. by the dash cam's time stamp it took a solid 30 minneapolis. >> i have one horn. then the massive creature was cornered, cacatoward and eventually carted off back to the ranch. >> we've had wildlife in the city before but i don't remember ever having a bull running around downtown. we asked if the mammoth escapee has a name? it was a bull. >> it was a bull. >> don't send a police officer to do a cowboy's job. right? you see the wrangler in there to get him. >> oh -- >> i keep waiting for a red shirt. >> very nice. our old job. very nice. looking good. >> oh, boy. >> more abc coming right up. abúb
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