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this morning, new week, same attacks. >> mitt romney under growing pressure from fellow republicans as democrats launch a new ad about the 47% in key battleground states, but with weeks still to go, already talk of 2016 and a clinton candidacy. breaking news, scorching temperatures in the west, sparking dozens of new wildfires. hundreds of homes threatened right now. the grab, sure to heat up sports radio. patriots head coach bill belichick touching a referee. touching off a firestorm of controversy overnight. and "homeland" is a home run at the emmys. the thriller with "mad men" as best drama, while "modern family" keeps its comedy streak alive.
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good morning, i'm t.j. winick in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the romney campaign reboots after mounting criticism from republicans that he's moving in the wrong direction. >> that's right, romney vows to spend more time with voters and less time raising money. abc's tahman bradley is following the campaign with just 43 days to go. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his battleground state tour in colorado today as he tries to rebound from a difficult week. national polls show the white house race tight that president obama leads in the battleground states will decide the election. last night in denver, romney slammed the president's record. >> it's very clear we can't afford four more years like the last four years, that's why we're going to get change finally in washington that the people of america deserve. >> reporter: when romney arrived in ohio tomorrow for a bus tour, he'll be greeted by a new tv ad by the obama campaign attacking
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the nominee for saying 47% of americans are dependant on the government and view themselves as victims. >> my job is not to worry about those people. >> doesn't have the president have to worry about everyone? >> reporter: even after the campaign steps up efforts in bags ground states some in romney's own party worry the race is slipping away. >> their core problem was carefulness, their inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> reporter: president obama will be in new york today and tomorrow for the general assembly. last night on "60 minutes," mr. obama said his biggest disappointment is he hasn't changed the climate in washington. >> i'm hoping that after the smoke clears and the election season is over, that that spirit of cooperation comes more to the floor. >> the president also shot back at romney's criticism that he's not stood up to syria and iran saying if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. paula and t.j.
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>> tahman bradley in washington. thank you. and looking way ahead to the 2016 election, there's growing speculation that hillary clinton may want to run again. even her own husband is not sure about his wife's intention, but he is sure that she would make a great candidate. >> i just don't know. she's an extraordinarily able person. i've never met anybody that i thought was a better public servant. but i have no earthly idea what she'll decide to do. >> after four years of being secretary of state, clinton says his wife may want to take some time off and write a book or two. well, secretary of state clinton and president obama and about 120 heads of state gather in new york for the general assembly. among those present will be mahmoud ahmadinejad and benjamin netanyahu. their visits come amid increasing tensions among the two countries and israel could strike against tehran's nuclear program. and more muslim protesters
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taking to the streets across the east. demonstrating against that controversial film lampooning the prophet muhammad. a $100,000 bounty for anyone who killed the filmmaker but distancing themselves saying it does not represent the official policy. and there's breaking news at home. at least three dozen major wildfires are burning in nine states. two fires broke out in southern california sending residents running. one is threatening 200 homes in riverside county. another fire that torched a handful of homes is putting 80 others in danger. and a break in the weather is helping firefighters with fires in washington state. the smoke so bad, it's affecting air quality as far away as colorado. well, time now for weather across the nation. showers in the rockies from utah down to new mexico. thunderstorms move in tonight from omaha to kansas city and st. louis. heavy rain around miami and ft. lauderdale and west palm beach.
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it's a chilly morning around the great lakes, the northeast and the carolinas. >> 60s from chicago to new york. upper 80s from miami to new orleans. 70s in the central plains, 101 in phoenix. and hollywood's hottest stars turned out for the emmy awards last night. and an evening filled with favorites and quite a few upsets. >> that's right, top honors went to the showtime thriller "homeland." abc's brandi hitt has the highlights. >> reporter: the prime time emmy awards was a star studded night. filled with excitement and a few surprises. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: jon cryer couldn't believe he won best actor in a comedy, while july julia dreyfuss won best actress. julie bowen and eric stonestreet won their second emmys for their supporting roles. >> i never knew i'd be on tv as a gay man.
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but i love the pictures of hairy chests you guys are sending me. >> reporter: even host jimmy kimmel provided plenty of laughs. >> i don't think the president should be watching "homeland" for the same reason i don't think charlie sheen should be watching "breaking bad." >> reporter: in the world of drama "breaking bad's" aaron paul won best supporting actor. >> thank you for not telling me off. >> reporter: but it was "homeland's" night when it came to leading roles. claire danes for best actress. >> i'm so grateful, thank you. >> reporter: many of hollywood's silver screen stars were dominated in for their work in a television miniseries or movies. >> i'd like to thank the academy for this. and also putting in the company of wonderful actress and so admired. >> reporter: the award for best drama -- >> -- goes to "homeland." >> reporter: the award for best comedy went to -- >> "modern family." >> reporter: so you can see it was a big night for both "modern family" and "homeland." "homeland's" victory means that
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"mad men" will not be making history in the best drama category. t.j. and paula, back to you. >> and we'll be going all over the fashions coming up in the "the pulse" and on "gma" today. when we come back, an important recall to tell you about before you make your next peanut butter and jelly. and then workers riot at a controversial plant that turns out some of the hottest tech gadgets in the world. and
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welcome back, everyone. foxconn technology has closed a factory in northern china after a brawl involving some 2,000
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workers. there are reports the plant makes part of the casing for the new iphone 5. foxconn makes gadgets for microsoft and ibm. foxconn has come under fire for its working conditions especially after the suicide of several workers. well, that could make the iphone 5 even scarcer, apple phones are out of the stores after the first weekend of sales. sales were better than expected with at&t phones selling faster than verizon and sprint models. iphone 5 is still available on apple's website but not for immediate delivery. but the verizon version may deem popularity. it turns out it will also work on at&t if you swap sim card chips. the two carriers use different systems and ordinary hi, there phones for one won't work on the other. that means verizon customers can switch to at&t when their contracts are up. well, gas prices are coming down, the national average is now $3.81 a gallon. that's a nickel less than a week
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ago but still more than a month ago or this time last year even. you can thank the fall in oil and crude prices and less demand for gas now that summer is over. and trader joe's is recalling peanut butter. because of a possible salmonella contaminati contamination. 29 cases in 18 states may be related but we should tell you there are no reports of creamy salted valencia peanut butter. most of the people who got sick were under the age of 18. trader joe's is offering full refunds. well, at the box office this past weekend it was a virtual tie with to films with the word "end" in the title. a horror film each took in $13 million. and right behind clint eastwood's "trouble with the curve" with $12.7 million. and when we come back on this monday morning, a very sad mystery. why did that giant panda cub
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on the highways from the midday in st. louis and the rockies. >> looks like a good day for flying. only weather-reported delays expected in miami. a sad turn of events at the national zoo. just a week after its surprise birth, a giant panda cub has suddenly died. >> yeah, zookeepers rushed to the exhibit after the cub's mother made a distress call yesterday morning. the tiny panda was not breathing and its heart had stopped. they were trying to revive the cub but it was too late. sadly. >> this is devastating. this is devastating for all of us here. it's hard to describe how much passion and energy and thought and care has gone into this. >> the cub was conceived through artificial insemination after its mother had five failed pregnancies. it showed no obvious signs of trauma or infection. we could get preliminary results on the cause of death as early as today. green day front man billie joe armstrong is headed to
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rehab. after a very public meltdown. it came on stage in las vegas. when armstrong launched into an expletive rant. he thought the band's time was being cut. the band says he's getting treatment for substance abuse. and the paparazzi who allegedly chased justin bieber at high speeds in los angeles appears in court later today. the photographer is being arraigned over california's tough new paparazzi laws. he could face a year in jail and a hefty fine if convicted. well, the country's top pediatricians are once again sounding the alarm on home trampolines. the american academy of pediatrics published an updated report discouraging recreational trampoline use. they say netting and padding isn't cutting the number of injuries. figures from 2009 showed trampoline injuries resulted in
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more than 3,000 hospitalizations. >> but they're so much fun. the nfl wraps up tonight with the green bay packers in seattle to take on the seahawks. we hit highlights from yesterday's games courtesy of espn. i'm jade mccarthy with your "sportscenter" update. patriots and ravens both trying to stay above .500. tori smith after losing his brother saturday night in a motorcycle accident. still wanted to play in the game. fourth quarter, ravens down by nine. joe flacco finds smith. smith's second touchdown. what a performance. plays with a heavy heart. two seconds left, ravens down two. justin tucker with a chance to win it. 27-yard field goal. they say it's good. vince wilfork can't believe it. take another look. barely squeaking in. bill belichick, contact made with the officials. ray lewis and smith embrace. ravens win this 31-30. drew brees and the saints hoping for the first win.
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trailing by 18 points in the third. jamaal charles, 91 yards for the touchdown. all the way down the line. the lead cut 24-13 now. that was the longest run in chiefs history. under ten seconds in the fourth. saints down 3. ryan connects on the 43-yard field goal. we got a tie game at 24-24. and we're headed to overtime. both teams trade punts. k.c. with the chance to win it. the 31-yarder is good. the saints with an 18-point lead and they are still winless. that it is for us. we hope you have a great day. >> saints are 0-3. only the eighth time in nfl history the teams won the 13 games the previous season or more and have gone on to start the season 0-3. >> they didn't exactly have a great off-season. >> no they didn't. you saw patriots head coach bill belichick make contact with
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that replacement official after his team's loss to baltimore. belichick says he doesn't expect to be fined, although that's usually nfl policy. the league and the referees' union met yesterday. no word on resolving the lockout. the players union did file a grievance with the owners over the weekend as well, citing that their help is in jeopardy. and it could be a violation of their cba. collective bargaining agreement. >> the games are becoming -- you know, it's been a free for all. i think last night was an example of it. of course, the bad calls go both ways but in the end -- >> coming from a patriots fan. up next, "the pulse." and reviews coming in for first-time emmy host jimmy kimmel. and plenty of feedback for the fashions. we'll see who really sizzled on the red carpet. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix.
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thanks. time to check "the pulse." emmy moments that you'll be talking about today the winners and the losers. people are talking about first-time host jimmy kimmel. one reviewer said that kimmel seemed to be having fun. >> yeah, he actually kicked off the moment with a funny moment, nominated actresses. and said he had a bad reaction of botox and couldn't take the stage, but, of course, he did. >> if those of you are trying to remember what goes on off the stage, try to remember all the stars in one room looking at their phones and ignoring each
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other. >> kimmel saw his parents who we just saw lied when they told him he could do anything. he kicked his parents out of the theater. i was wondering if he ever let them back in. >> apparently not. >> apparently. no pun intended there. >> and a touching moment as michael j. fox presented the last award of the nice. >> that's right, fox got a standing ovation when he gave out the award for outstanding comedy award for mch "modern family" for the third year in a road. >> we all thought that laughter is the best medicine. $38 a share, one of those is true. >> maybe fox will be back with a comedy winner. he is coming back with a series that deals with a dad dealing
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with parkinson's disease. it was an incredible night, i just told you how the ladies looked. it was 120 degrees as stars tried to keep their cool. yes, 120. heidi klum, here she is in a gorgeous seafoam number, plunging beads from just about every angle. >> and sofia vergara, what more is there to say? stunning in this revealing teal gown. >> teal, and it is revealing. but it was this christian dior creation that had everybody talking, julianne moore because of the unusual color and she managed to pull it off. yellow was the hot color there. >> for some of you your local news is next. >> for everybody else, we'll be
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up next, breaking news southbound 680 shutdown after a body is reported on the freeway. >> first day back for students after their principal was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs. traffic and fog. cooling trend the next couple of days. >> sue hall will have traffic. join us next at carolinas to the great lakes. omaha to st. louis. heating up in texas, showers in the rockies. finally this morning, open book. arnold schwarzenegger is sharing his side of the story in a new
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juicy salacious tell-all. >> just what we wanted. the infidelity, the breakup and the shame all spelled out in the memoir. >> if my life was a movie, no one would believe it. >> reporter: the terminator and former governator, arnold schwarzenegger is back. making scandalous headlines again. this time coming out in the book "total recall: my unbelievablile relife story." he opens up about how maria shriver confronted him about fathering a baby. >> the therapist turned to me and said, maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child, fathering a child with the housekeeper middle dress. caught off guard, schwarzenegger argued it's true. >> he fathered a child with a
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member of the household staff more than ten years ago. >> reporter: rocking the 25-year marriage of the political powerhouse couple. many read between the lines when shiver appeared on the oprah show. >> given me love, wisdom and the truth. >> reporter: as for honesty, schwarzenegger writes that he hid the truth out of barsment, a compulsion for secrecy and not wants to tell the family and fans. schwarzenegger believed he, quote, could get away with ignoring the rules. but in true with hollywood fashion, he wants to get back together with shriver. his tell-all book will hit stores october 1st. the same day arnold schwarzenegger will appear on "good morning americgma.abcnew m >> making news in america this morning. >> stay with us. ha


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