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good morning, america. this morning -- race to safety. thousands more suddenly force to flee as a dam is set to burst in louisiana. and the levees can break through at any moment. on top of it all, isaac is now spawning tornadoes. horror terribly gone. oh, no. >> wave crasher. dramatic moment when this boat hit the waves hard, tossing passengers. so, what went wrong? and getting ugly. the divorce between seal and heidi klum takes an ugly turn when the singer said this about his wife's relationship with her bodyguard.
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>> at least wait until we separate. >> her reaction this morning. ouch. those are some harsh words from seal. but good morning, everybody. we hope you're enjoying this holiday weekend. we welcome back dan abrams. our legal analyst and expert. we're wearing our team robin bracelets. our good friend lost her mother a few days ago. we want to pass on to you the family is planning a small memorial. >> after yesterday's show, so many people reaching out on twitter and elsewhere asking how you can help. we have all of the information on our website. you can get updates. learn how to get a bracelet.
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>> it's so quick to sign up painless and of course, we're all thinking about robin and her family right now. but there are other stories. two months now until election day and both sides ratcheting up the rhetoric. so what is the president have planned for his big convention this week. also, another brutal brawl in an nfl preseason, the latest in the string of embarrassing fan behavior. now, the nfl has a plan to stop it. anger management classes for fans who want to come back. could that actually work? >> that might be an interesting idea, that one there. >> to show up is going to be tough. and can't forget, prince harry, finally set to face his public after he let it all hang out, literally, in las vegas, the royal bad boy set to speak out this week, but will he actually bear all about baring
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all? we'll turn it to ron claiborne. >> quite a brawl in your home state. thousands of more people are being forced from their homes days after isaac slammed into louisiana. officials are trying to relief pressure of a dam lock. abc's ryan owens joins us now live from new orleans with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: ron, good morning to you. all night the army corps of engineers were in parish, watching all night that particularly lock, after authorities slightly opened up the gates to relieve some pressure, so far that's working. but what another tense night. police cars raced through the streets, helicopters hover above and the radio blares the latest call to get out. five days after isaac roared
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ashored and people are still being forced from their home. this time, as many 200,000 residents. this time it's a lock under so pressure it could break. sending water cascading through several neighborhoods. >> we want to make sure that we have it in stable condition. >> all across the gulf coast, most are cleaning up and lining up for water and ice. >> thank you all. we're going to head home. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands have been without power in this oppressive heat for five days. >> this is my first hurricane and i don't want another one. >> reporter: in parts of this hard-hit parish, the only way to get home is by boat this is new video of the moment of the levee's vulnerable west bank was topped. drowning so many homes. jesse shaffer rescued a lot of
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neighbors as it rose. now he's taking them back. >> i could see it in their eyes. >> reporter: without question, the biggest frustration for many people here on the gulf coast is the lack of power. those who lost it on tuesday, about half of those still don't have it back in metro new orleans and ron, the heat enindex today is expected to top 105. >> more misery for those folks down in louisiana. from new orleans and nato is responding to the recent wave of attacks by afghanistan forces on american troops. u.s. special forces, special operations that is, is freezing a program training some afghan security forces for at least a month. at least 30,000 recruits will be revetted to try to root out infill traitors.
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and a fund that was supposed to be a fun family boat ride, ended up in a horrific accident that was caught on tape. all seven passengers being tossed around a rag doll after their boat hit a large quake. they're flown to the floor there. everybody on the boat was injured. and the legendary songwriter behind some of the most enduring popular hits has died. ♪ rain drops keep falling on my head ♪ >> hal david, his songs were recorded by artist, frank sinatra, aretha franklin, hal david was 90 years of age. finally, build your own
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lamborghini that's what a chinese farmer did. the homemade car only costs about 9500. it clearly lacks some of the luxuries of lamborghinis. it doesn't have an interior. >> that's not such a bad job. >> i saw the inside of that thing. >> $9,000. >> you get what you pay for. >> you can still drive fast. >> i question whether that things goes to 160. >> we'll bring that guy on the show. >> all right, ron, thank you. terrifying air show stunt that turned into a disaster, a pilot killed and onlookers horrified. what went wrong? john muller is here with the details.
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>> reporter: it was a sinking feeling. the crash and the fire ball. this morning, we should learn the dead pilot's name. the investigation will take longer. it starts with the video tape. warning some of this may be hard to watch. three jets in tight formation. over the crowd at the davenport, iowa, air show. it's a beautiful sight. but in a matter of seconds -- it all goes horribly wrong. end in a fiery crash right in front of the labor day air show spectator and ladies and gentlemen. >> this home video captured it all. the pilot going into complicated maneuvers. switching places mid-air. but one pilot seems to lose control before it dives straight down. >> oh, no! >> ladies and gentlemen, please keep your seats. >> reporter: massive fireball and then just smoke.
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>> it went nose down into the ground and burst into flames. i was instantly in tears. and i knew more than likely he didn't survive. >> reporter: nearby, the smocking wreckage of the jet called the hopper, while the surviving hoppers grieved the loss of one of their own, witnesses deal with the disturbing memory and very scary. it was very emotional. i was filming it with my camera. so it was surprising. >> reporter: was there type of mechanical failure involved the investigation resumes today. dan? >> thanks, john. shifting gears now to the white hou race to the white house. president obama and mitt romney a dead heat. romney keeps aggressively campaigning across multiball ground states this week. it's your voice, your vote. abc's david kerley has more.
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>> reporter: this is politics as contact sports. >> the only thing that i'm not going to do, though, is get into a middle of an argument between hawkeyes and huskers fans. on the first day of the college football season, paul ryan tailgated with his al ma mayer the and romney used a metaphor to attack president obama. >> 23 million people are out of look, or stopped looking for cook. if you have a coach, 0 to 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: whether the polls show it now romney was feeling a bounce after the convention in cincinnati. a long-standing ovation. florida, they joined forces to campaign. >> look, it's time for us to take responsibility for the course of america to get back on
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track. >> reporter: the president zblsh >> hello, iowa! >> reporter: hit another battle ground state. and belittled the republican affair claiming that romney knows how to create jobs and won't share that secret with voters. >> it was a rerun. you might as well watched it on a black and white tv. there was a lot of talk about hard truths. and bold choices. but nobody actually bothered to tell you what they were. >> during the democratic convention, mitt romney will be in debate preparations. preparing for that critical face-off. very important this cycle. >> thank you. let's bring in george stephanopoulos. great to see you, george. historically, how long do post-convention bounces? >> these are very, very polls
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right now. race is still as david said basically a tied. one of the things that we have seen many years the convention bounces have been going down as television viewership has gone down. pay attention to the polls after the democratic convention. >> you said that he has to focus on the economy, economy, is that what we're going to hear about that during the debates? >> no question. he'll press mitt romney on his plans. he doesn't want this race to simply be about the obama record. he'll argue that the romney plans are going to hurt the middle class. >> and obama camp said that are feeling good about going into their convention this week, how do you think, you're talking to sources there. >> it's a dead heat. when they look at the battle ground states, they believe that the president, at least, has a
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relatively comfortable lead in the electoral college. we have three unemployment reports coming. be sure to join george later on abc's "this week" when he goes one-on-one with white house senior adviser david plouffe and george and diane sawyer lead our live democratic convention in primetime starting at 10:00 eastern on tuesday night. now to that terrifying discovery at a popular beach along the new england coast. a giant white shark washed ashore. now authorities are scrambling, closing beaches. abc's john schriffen has the latest. >> reporter: a great white shark washed up on the shore >> i think it's kind of scary. >> reporter: fisherman spotted
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the 13-foot predator saturday morning just feet from where beach-goers swim. >> pretty scary. your adrenaline goes a little bit. he's stone dead, but my god. >> reporter: officials immediately closed the beach to swimmers, amid fears that more great whites may be lurking nearby. popular cape cod beaches are already shut down for the holiday weekend. officials there determined that it's not safe to go back in the water after boaters captured this shark-feeding frenzy and in a single day, seven sharks were spotted off the coast of two other cape cod beaches. some just feet from the shore. >> i'm glad that the summer is over. i don't think i'll go back in the water. >> scientists wasted no time trying to learn more about that shark. now it's believed to be a young male, weighing about 1600
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pounds, but it had no immediate signs of drama. it's important to remember, while many fear the worst, experts believe that shark attacks are still very rare on human. we want to show you that new and embarrassing video. fans at a texans nfl game braulg. now the league is officially cracking down on rowdy fans. how are they doing it? anger management crashes. we go way back from another network. >> i'm glad to be here. >> bianna, you go to a game to cheer on your team in person, to see modern-day gladiators to hit and be hit. but be careful, you could be next. a verbal argument. then, it gets everyone uglier. fans throwing punches. then more join in. all this at a preseason game in houston two weeks ago.
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it's a scene that's become all too familiar to anyone watching a football game. out of control fans. going too far. >> there's definite sli someone that was feeling some pain that have. >> reporter: at this 49 49ers/raiders game, fans erupted in the stands. in this eagles game, fists flew for a full minute before police ejected the brawlers. at this cleveland browns game years back, fans pelted officials with beer bottles. now, for the first time ever, all 32 nfl teams are putting their collective foot down. with a new rule said that if a fan is ejected for fighting they can never come back. until, get this, they apologize. and complete a four-hour online anger management course set up by this man. >> fans believe that they can behave any way they want as soon as they enter the stadium. >> reporter: with a
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approximately 7,000 fans ejected from nfl games last season alone, can a class really stop this? >> many fans have stated that they have learned things. we're actually very pleased with the feedback we're getting from the fans. >> reporter: is fan violence getting worse or are we seeing more of it. >> over the years, tech nothing has gotten better. >> reporter: some think fan therapy is a loss cause. as long as the cash cow of all concessions, beer money, continues to flow. now, when fans get ejected they're i.d. ooed. now some more pain for those fans, you actually have to pay for the course, guys, it's between 50 and 100 buck and what a great business for him. i'm going to start a business where we teach -- >> it's an unbelievable business. >> do you think it can work.
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>> i think this can oj work in the nfl. there are more season ticket holders in that league. >> we have seen fighting in the nba and baseball as well. but this is an interesting idea. all right, darren, great to have you here. time for weather and back over to ginger. i want to start with a look at severe weather. eye zook's remnants still circulating here. you see video there, memphis, this is what happened wind damagewise. you can see the emergency vehicles. coming back to the storm reports from yesterday, 15 tornadoes associated with isaac. lot of them here in arkansas, then central illinois too, 44 reported socialed with isaac since that whole thing started. that's what hurricanes can do. it all starts to get pretty
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severe. today, still more threat. we could see more or the may does because of isaac. now it's around nashville. north carolina as well. could create some severe weather. up in the far northern plains, another little peak of severe weather. pretty hot where folks don't have electricity, new orleans. that's the big picture. >> the rain totals that come with isaac's remnants are going to continue to go down anywhere
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from 2 to 4 inches. i want to share this picture. some people celebrating some of the rain that was on the way in parts of missouri. it's not all bad news. >> all right, ginger, thank you. well, prince harry is finally jumping back into the public spotlight this week, for the first time since the whole world saw his big las vegas strip tease, this time, he'll be wearing more than his birthday suit, but what will he be saying. here's the latest from london. >> it's game time for prince. he's got three events in fewer than 4 hours to see whether you can take harry out of vegas and take the vegas out of harry. two weeks after his royal hi highness became his royal nakedness on tmz. he'll try that pool for a
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poolside seat at the paralympics. >> prince harry of wales! >> where he's the official ambassador alongside fellow fan kate. he'll answer his first questions. he'll speak at a charity for very ill kids. >> such determination, resolve and strength to take on a challenges that they face. >> it's an easy way for the party prince to properly return. combine charity with cheerle cheerleading, no tough questions here. >> what we'll see over the next couple of days is the prince harry we know and love. prince harry who love sports. >> reporter: don't expect him to speak about the sin city shin digs. he doesn't need to. >> if you ask anyone about what they think of prince harry, they
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probably love him even more. >> reporter: 27-year-old happens to be an apache pilot. captain wales returns to duty this week. hoping to redeploy to afghanistan. >> he's a service man. he wants to be able to look his fellow servicemen in the eye and say, i may be a prince but i did my best. >> so, it seems where prince hasn't royally screwed up, some polls say that he's more popular than ever. if you're a 20-something prince, what happens in vegas doesn't stay in vegas. >> it surely didn't say in vegas. when it comes to crisis management, having a fun and lovable personality helps. all right, coming up on
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"good morning america" -- sealed with a diss. singer seal's shocking comments, lashing out at his soon to be supermodel ex-wife. how heidi klum is reacting. dan harris in search of the most adorable creatures of the world, trying to solve the great mystery of the red panda. we'll introduce you to this unwitting security guard. you know what, this looks just like the tree house i built with my dad. (girl) really? yeah. there you go. okay, i'm gonna work on the roof. dad, i'll be right back! (announcer) it's more than just that great peanut taste, choosing jif is a simple way to show someone how much you care.
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♪ ♪ just dance ♪ just dance >> sometimes the action backstage is more fun than the main event. this guy you see right here, he's become a youtube sensation for his breakout moves. we'll take a closer look at this showstopper later this half-hour. good morning, america, i'm bianna golodryga. >> i'm dan abrams in for dan harris. it's sunday, september 2nd. my mother's birthday. >> happy birthday. also ahead -- the search for the adorable but elusive red panda. but first the high-profile divorce between seal and heidi klum, now the singer making some ugly allegations he told tmz that his supermodel wife was
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having sex with her bodyguard while they were still married. the latest on these bomb shell. story. >> reporter: it shocked so many when they first announced their separation in january. they appear to be taking great pains to keep things peaceful and private. until now. cornered by paparazzi and asked about his separation from heidi klum, seal began by playing nice. >> look, boys, you know, that's what happens when two people separate. you know, i certainly don't expect heidi to all of a sudden become nun. >> reporter: then he dropped this shocking bomb. >> at least wait until we separated before deciding fornicate with the help, as it were. >> excuse me. listen again. >> i wished heidi would have
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shown a little bit more class, at least wait until we separated before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were. klum zblr klum and her bodyguard for four years were spotted in new york a few weeks ago and in the beach with her kids. tmz reports that klum told friends since the split the two have become close. through a rep, klum denies seal's charge. saying it's sad that seal has to resort to false accusations. the project runway host and british singer share four children and one seemed a match made in hollywood heaven. until they announced their separation in january, ending seven years of marriage. >> you want to play this low key, you want to play it behind closed doors. you want to have respect for your ex-and your children. and it's absolutely shocking
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that he would stand in front of the camera and making this snark comment. >> and there are reportedly a number of contentious issues that have pond up in the divorce. heidi is seeking primary custody of the kids. and keep in mind, dan and bianna she's worth almost four times as much as he is. >> you mentioned the kids, four kids there. >> it seems like there's a time and place for that kind of allegation. >> tonya, thanks. ron, other headlines for us. in the news, officials in louisiana are racing to relieve pressure from a canal lock that's threatening to fail, flooding hundreds of homes if it fails. 2,000 people were forced from their homes last night. the two men who allegedly
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abducted a nevada teen, were arrested last night. investigators believe the suspects had a connection to her father's business. a well-kept secret to homemade beers. asking the president to share it and his assistant chef posted this video with the recipe. finally a seat belted teddy bear couldn't fool police. a woman was ticketed for trying to pass the bear for a passenger so that she could ride in the hoff lane. she tries to go to court to reduce the fine. dan, some legal advice for you. >> don't do that. allegedly don't do that. time for the weather and over to ginger zee. i want to start with a day at the beach, maybe that's what you're planning today. if you are in southern california, you need to take a little extra care. look at that surf, big as well
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as, coming from a storm in the southern hemisphere, if you have plans all of the way down to san diego, beautiful day there in southern california. take a little extra care. other than that, we have to focus in on some other weather happening across the nation. the pacific northwest, not a lot of rain, especially in seattle, red-flag warnings from montana into the northern plains. but seattle hasn't had measurable rain, get this, until july 22nd. that's not seattlelike. it looks like it will break next weekend. this is fourth longest they have ever gone without rain in recorded history. those are your labor day forecast. from new york city down to atlanta, chance for rain. that's the big picture. let's get a check a little
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well, is it possible to be too cute for your own good? if you happen to be red panda. the answer is definitely. >> call it the curse of the red panda, on the edge of
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extinction. before leaving on vacation, our dan harris left us with his amazing story in search of the red panda. >> reporter: when the children press their noses up to the glass, captivated by these adorable, exotic, little red panda cubs. they're staring into the face of a mystery. why is this animal, which once roamed vast regions of the earth, now on the brink of extinction and could the answer save these creatures before they're gopher forever? our search for clues took us to the other side of to world. to the small sliver of the planet where red pandas can still be found in the wild. these are the foothills of the himalayan mountains. this city is best known for growing some of the world's finest teas. even though this is the red panda's natural has been tate,
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the zoo is still the best place to see it. this zoo is one of the most successful red panda breeding centers in the world. they have teamed up a male and female hoping they'll make a love connection. and maybe some days those offsprings can be returned to the wild. but even if this particular matchmaking attempt is successful, zookeepers are very worried about what they call the red panda curse. they look right at you. >> yes. because of this cute-looking face and loving nature, hundreds of animals have been taken overseas. >> so they're cursed by their good look and yes, yes. >> reporter: as far as we know, the only place that red panda live in the wild is here. for reasons that scientists don't fully understand yet, everyday of the red panda has surfaced in a very surprising place.
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here in the foothills of another mountain range, the blue ridge mountains of tennessee. >> needless to say i wasn't expecting a red panda. >> reporter: steven wallace and his team here at the grey fossil sight, have unearthed fossils b nothing prepared for them a single tooth was that was dug up a few years ago. >> the red panda. >> reporter: the shape and size of the tooth that links this red panda with the ones living today a world away. >> they were much more widespread at one time. >> reporter: he says that the tennessee red panda was probably much larger, probably the size of a mountain lion, in fact. so, why did they disappear? one theory, raccoons moved in and started competing for the same food. they're pretty curious. >> yes. >> reporter: the luck of the red
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panda is running out fast. conservationists believe there's less than 5,000 left in the wild. which makes the matchmaking here even more critical as this adorable creature haunted by its good looks fights survival. 12k3w4r they are cute. >> dan harris gets the greatest assignments. >> yeah. >> he really does. >> cute, cute and more cute. coming up ahead on "good morning america" -- backstage show stopper who's become a youtube sensation. ♪ ♪ i just can't get enough [ male announcer ] school supplies...
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♪ you're the obsession, you're my obsession ♪ we show you stories, images and videos that caught our attention this week. ron, you're first. >> the old spice pitch man has done a number of commercials. check this one out. this is pretty wild actually. here he is rigged one electrodes attached to his muscles. he's playing instruments and singing along, too. catchy tune, isn't it? drums bass drums, guitar, a bike horn. >> one-man show. >> i'm going to tell that. his body is so reminiscent of mine. >> how did ron get that video? is there a story video or a
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picture that -- >> we're not done yet. i can't tell people -- this one -- now, before that happens, every get annoyed by cars that drive into the crosswalk and you want them to stop. right? it's annoying. so, in brazil, apparently a series of individuvigilantes. i love this video. this car gets into the crosswalk. this group of people pick up the car and move it back to where it is supposed to go. now, fake, not fake, staged or not staged. i don't care. >> you guys remember this guy in june at the u.s. open called bird man. take a look. >> turned around for you today.
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>> that was kind of the difference. i got off to a slow start but i kind of knew -- >> he's promoting awareness of deforestation. he showed up again yesterday. at the navy and notre dame game. a little irish jig. mr. jungle bird is looking. this is actually backstage security guard at a concert in denver, i think, outside of denver. a security guard, he's famous for this doing. he entertains the crowd before the show actually starts. not too shabby. >> can he actually do security? >> if there's a story that you can't get enough, tweet us at gma and we'll be right back. david. we've got to cancel. i've got gas.
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we want to thank dan abrams for joining thus weekend. thank you at home. thank you for watching abc news. "world news" with david muir last night. have great day. @
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