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building came crashing down. you can see the pedestrians scrambling for cover. six people in all were killed in that accident. a death defying crash on a florida road caught on camera. the biker wearing a helmet cam is going 70 miles an hour when he slammed into the back of a camaro. here it comes. as the motorcycle -- here comes the impact. the biker lands on top of the car. he clinged on until the driver stopped and he walked away with no serious injuries. >> oh, my -- >> wow. >> that is some video. >> that's incredible. unfortunately it was the camera that got caught in the first round of the british open. this happened in scotland. thomas bjorn was whacking his way out of the rough on the first hole of the tournament when direct hit. one of espn's very expensive cameras.
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>> that's going to leave a mark. >> an $80,000 hole in one. the lens didn't stand a chance. what's worse, the ball ricochetted and landed in a worse position than where it started. he double bogeyed the hole. >> oh. >> breaking cameras is no big deal. >> we enjoy that on world news now. >> they aren't expensive at all. >> what about my camera right here? >> come on -- >> your turn. >> your turn. oh. >> try it again. >> it tried when we rehearsed it. >> two out of three ain't bad. finding sexual pleasure without having to go through the trouble of sex. that sounds like trouble. and watching a suspected burglar's every move through the house. thanks to a smartphone app. why this intruder didn't stand a chance. you're watching "world news now." chance. in your busy day,
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♪ seeing for miles and miles is an advantage of those tiny spy cams you can set up in your home. >> that's what a washington state couple planned to do to check in on their dogs while they were away.
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but the cameras picked up more than they expected. we get more from lindsey cohen in suburban seattle. >> reporter: to know a dog is to love it unconditionally. that's why melissa -- >> my husband is a tech geek. >> reporter: and her husband bought two home surveillance cameras, connected them to wi-fi. >> this is the app. and sent alerts to their cell phones to watch their puppies while the adults are away. >> opening the door. >> reporter: so you can imagine her surprise when the camera picked up this. looking to see if there is anything else he can get. >> a crystal clear image of a prowler instead of her pooches. >> i call this his shopping. he has my bags full of stuff. >> reporter: because she has motion detecting alerts on the iphone she learned about the burglary while it was in progress in bellevue and they were on vacation 600 miles away.
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i pull up the app and i see this guy out there and it's definitely not my neighbor. >> reporter: she called the neighbor who called police. she let her husband know what's happening. >> i texted him and i said someone's in the house and eileen is calling the police. >> reporter: the officers came so quickly the burglar dropped everything as he fled the house. >> we've got everything on the cloud. >> not only did they get their valuables backs, they now have something even more priceless, evidence. as their attempt to watch their canines ended up catching a cat burglar in the act. >> everybody laughs at me that we were just -- had webcams to watch the dogs but now everybody wants to know how i got it and how much does it cost. >> i do too. that's fascinating. >> i want a spy cam. >> i want someone to set it up for me. i don't know what i'm doing. >> better than a security system. >> they cost $100 to buy and figuring out the app and stuff is a tricky part. >> i have a new plan for the weekend.
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>> that's a great idea. up next, a woman living her dreams and making a difference. >> how she is helping young people cook up new careers. ahead in the next half hour, a dramatic act for a sitcom star: you're watching "world news now."
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♪ >> a former law enforcement official dedicating her life to helping young people about brushes with the law carve out a better future. this is our favorite story of the day. because you can say she found a recipe for success. abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> teresa is the boss of one of the nicest restaurants in this rough san francisco neighborhood. kids worked on the streets doing it all at old school cafe.
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even the entertainment. ♪ >> reporter: teresa traded in her camouflage and job spending nearly every penny of her retirement savings to open old school. >> i started thinking, what would it take so there's some place for them that will see these young men for who they are which is valuable and precious and not just some scary, you know, criminal. >> reporter: young men like jeremiah. >> have our gun stashed right here. >> reporter: he has been arrested six times since he was 14. >> i'm going to go to school. i have an idea what i want to do. trying to give back. when you give back then more opportunity is going to show up for you. >> reporter: daniel used to call himself a hustler. now he goes by a different title. >> chef daniel.
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you are a full-fledged chef. >> i love cooking. that is my passion. >> four years ago did you ever use a word like "passion"? >> not really. >> reporter: what are you teaching them? >> to help and have a vision for your life and future. >> reporter: with the skills they learn many move on to full-time jobs at restaurants. >> you seem you are in a special place in here. >> this is -- this is sort of like walking around in my heart. i mean, this is my dream come true. ♪ >> reporter: teresa's dream now taking the model nationwide, come hungry, leave inspired. >> that is a great story. a report from san francisco. and you know she says it's not just her. they create a web of support for these kids so other community organizations, churches, businesses that want to do the same thing for these kids they all come together for the community and help them out. >> totally steppingstone to
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hopefully a new life. >> that's great stuff. we love stories like that. we will next talk about pleasure from sex without having sex. stick around. that. we will next talk about pleasure from sex without having sex. [ male announcer ] when not treated properly,
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so don't give up. add finish power up. mix time. we know that everybody loves to talk about themselves. some more than others. it can drive you crazy. they turn it back to themselves. and now we know why. a study finds out that talking about yourself with friends can be as pleasurable as having sex. sounds crazy, i know. i know what you mean. but according to harvard university study they did tests and used brain scan technology and found out that people talking about themselves triggered the same reaction as having sex. it motivates thome share more and more personal information. there you go. 195 people. the study went down and the same pleasure centers lit up. when you're talking about yourself. >> now i get it. i can't tell you how many times
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i have to tell this guy all right already with the stories. now i know. >> we want to show you a cool picture. we have 15 seconds before we go. that is a swing over the colorado river that goes 50 miles an hour. it's call the grand canyon swing. it's the scariest thing. >> would you do it? >> in a heartbeat. polka time. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now." more punishment from mother nature. the heat wave going into day six is putting two-thirds of the country into the oven. why today could be very critical for power supply. mobster mystery. the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a former witness in the whitey bulger trial. the intrigue and now the investigation. losing her religion. the sitcom star who said goodbye to scientology. new revealing details about the dramatic decision to leave her faith after so many years. and confronting racism. marc anthony responds to complaints and criticisms after his patriotic performance. at a ball game. that's coming up on "the skinny" on this friday, july 19th. the weekend is coming. it is friday.
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not only is the weekend coming but for this part of the country at least we're getting some relief. >> apparently saturday night, the storm will come and bring us some kind of relief. we can't wait. >> we don't mind. it doesn't matter what is happening. we're always complaining, it is too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. >> it's what we do. >> it's what with do. >> so right. we're going to begin with something to complain about. the nation's power grid. under severe stress. the heat wave that has baked the country all week is set for its hottest day yet. >> power use has been pushed to the limit and officials fear today's demands could be way too much. abc's weather editor, sam champion has more. >> reporter: the effects of this relentless heat are taking their toll. the mercury hit 100 degrees in the new york city area, a record high for the day and officials are expecting the heaviest hit on power demand in history. >> i've been concerned all week. it's always not only what is happening but what could happen. >> they point out if it is 100 degrees aboveground, the temperature below ground with
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the power lines are could be more than 120. to reduce stress on the system during peak times, officials are asking businesses to take steps like raising thermostats and shutting down elevators. >> all the lighting, all the motors, all the pumps, the elevators, all the computers with all of that air-conditioning rolling at the same time. >> reporter: there have been outages from washington to boston. amtrak putting speed restrictions on trains, worried the tracks may expand in this heat. in philadelphia, construction slowed. workers had to add special chemicals to stop the concrete from drying so fast in this high heat. and farmers concerned about heat stress on livestock now have an app for that. it measures the temperature and humidity of their environment and even counts the animals' breaths per minute. >> sam champion, abc news, new york. look for another day of power outages and hassles related to the heat. >> our coverage continues with some unfortunate news from accuweather. good morning, andrew.
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>> thank you, good morning john and diana. it was hot yesterday. really felt that heading outside. unfortunately i think today is going to be the worst we've seen all week. the temperatures once again well into the 90s. heat advisories in effect across the region. 98 degrees in new york city. you factor in the humidity. that's been the worst thing all week. once again, feeling like it is well into triple digits. especially along the i-95 corridor including washington, d.c., philadelphia and new york. relief is on the way heading into the weekend on saturday. a cold front will finally push through. unfortunately, it is going to bring us some strong to severe thunderstorms. philadelphia, new york, up the i-95 corridor into maine. later on we're looking for damaging winds, heavy rain. so that could ruin some weekend plans. john and diana, back to you. here's the rest of your friday weather. that break coming from canada will begin triggering storms late day in the midwest and move east. storms move up from the gulf of mexico. they will roll across the southeast. scattered showers in the southwest especially this
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afternoon. >> 90s bake much of the nation. 98 in baltimore, 96 in boston, 99 in dallas, 90, billings, 93 in sacramento. some upper 80s in portland, miami and atlanta. blistering hot temperatures in southern california making for a tough job even tougher for fire crews. the fire in the mountains outside los angeles now mushrooming in size, burning an yar covering 35 square miles. the flame have destroyed at least six homes. dozens of other buildings as well. it it is threatening scores more. thousands of residents and tourists have fled. some are defying evacuation orders. >> we're encouraging those who have stayed behind to heed that order and leave. we cannot guarantee your safety. >> the fire is only 15% contained. crews warn it will get much worse before it gets better. a massachusetts state police photographer is so angry about the rolling stones latest cover that he released never before seen photos that he said show the real boston bomber. the new images first appeared on
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boston magazine's website from the night of dzhokhar tsarnaev's capture including one showing the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser trained on his head. however the mass state police department says that the release of the pictures was not authorized. and that the police photographer is now the subject of an internal investigation. >> they're not happy he released these photos. he wasn't supposed to do that. i think there are a lot of people saying bravo. >> when you have the rolling stones coming out saying this is the picture that we have and has the picture we're using, i can understand how people are saying there are other pictures of him. fine. we haven't seen these before but there are other pictures where he doesn't look so glamorous and he doesn't look so rock starrish that you could have used. i think this photographer's message is, stop glamorizing this guy. he's an alleged terrorist and these are the pictures you should be using. also in boston, a grisly plot twist. it's out of a novel having to do with an accused mobster on trial. a witness who had been set to
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testify against whitey bulger one of the most notorious crime suspects in history, has been found dead. ron claiborne has more details. >> reporter: he was a courthouse regular coming each day to the whitey bulger trail, waiting for the day when he would testify against the reputed long-time head of the boston mob. >> bullet piercing eyes. no heart. he probably sleeps in an ice chest. >> reporter: that was steven a few days ago. >> he was very much looking forward to testifying. >> reporter: but he would never get that chance. on tuesday he was dropped from the witness list. the next day he wasn't at court. a dead body found on the side of the road in a wealthy boston suburb was identified as his. the man he was so anxious to testify against, bulger, was in court again, listening as his alleged former parter in crime, stephen, the rifle man flemmi took the stand for the prosecution. he was asked, what was your relationship to bulger? he replied, strictly criminal. in some ways, like old times. whitey bulger on trial, a witness dead, a mystery unsolved.
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ron claiborne, abc news, boston. >> so much history. florida's governor rick scott met with protesters angry over the george zimmerman verdict but he is not giving them what they want. the group has been staging a demonstration demanding that he call a special session to review the stand your ground law. scott told them he believed the self-defense laws should remain unchanged but he called for a day of prayer and unity on sunday. detroit has a new notorious claim to fame. it is the largest city to file for bankruptcy. the recent comeback of the auto industry was not enough to prevent the spiral into financial ruin. years of population decline and paying bill with borrowed money has not helped. the emergency manager says that city services will continue and bills will continue to be paid. the move could lead to service cuts as well as layoffs. and hillary clinton may be considered a shoo-in. the vice president joe biden is not ruling out a third shot at
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the white house. biden tells gq magazine that he would die happy man having never been president. he said that doesn't mean he's not thinking about a run in 2016. biden who is 70 years old said, quote, we'll see where the hell i am. oh, joe biden. >> he has some interesting quotes. >> yes, he does. the one-armed bandit didn't stand a chance. against an ax-wielding man out for revenge. the man marched straight for the slot machines at a bar in the italian village where he lives and smashed all seven of them. >> as he swung the weapon he was heard complaining that he had lost more than $6500 to the machines over the last two weeks. afterwards, he walked outside skaumly, gave a thumbs up to customers and waited for the police to apprehend them. >> but you were the one who put the money in the machine. >> i agree. i hear what you're saying but i have been in situations where i have been at my penny slots and i've been giving away my pennies and not getting anything back.
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and i have wanted to whack the machine just like that. it must have felt so good. >> i am a not much of a gambler but i think i played the nickel slots in new orleans. and i won -- i didn't know what to do when i won. i think $225 in nickels came out. i got nervous because they were falling out. >> i'm not interested in having this conversation. >> the first and last time i ever won. >> the first time you ever played. the last time you -- >> the last time ever won. >> i play every time i go to vegas and i have never won. >> never ever? >> ever. >> when the money comes out, you're actually startled. >> good to know. great. >> it will happen someday. >> keep on feeding that machine. and if all else fails, take out the sledge hammer. >> i'm taking my axe the next time to las vegas. i'm going to win no matter what. coming up, a major new chapter in the j.k. rowling mystery and who reveal the big secret. >> all the drama surrounding a sitcom star who left scientology after so, so many years.
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♪ ♪ scientology has been called one of the most controversial and mysterious religions in the
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country. so when a person leaves, it leads to questions. >> sure does. when king of queens star leah remini left the faith, few reasons were given but now her sister is speaking out. abc's dan harris has the story. >> what's happening? >> i'm saying my prayers. >> leah remini was an outspoken and famous proud member of scientology. when she dropped out, it made headlines. since the news broke last week, remini has not explained why she left only issuing a statement expressing her sincere and heart felt appreciation for the support she has received. now remini's sister nicole who left the church several years ago is coming forward giving interviews to "people" magazine and a local radio station in minnesota. >> we have been involved in scientology for 30, 35 years of our life. so you can imagine the circle of friends that my mother has. my sister has.
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they literally have pulled in these people and told them they had to choose between relationships with my sister and my mother or the church. and i am a going to tell you, these people chose the church. >> nicole remini said her sister's relationship with the church began to sour in 2006 at the wedding of tom cruise and katie holmes where leah remini reportedly asked the head of the church who was tom cruise's best man where his wife was? and his wife shelly has not been seen publicly in many years. remini says her sister was rebuked by church officials for asking about this. >> according to leah's sister, when leah asked if she could call shelly, she was asked to write a letter and that the church would hand it to her. the church claims that shelly is a private person and just does not like to be seen in public. >> leaving the church has been a huge life changer for leah remini. she has been a member since age 9.
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but her sister tells abc news leah is holding up well with the support of her family. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i saw in an interview with leah a couple months ago, she was talking about how close her family is. that does make sense that she is going to her family now that she has lost all her friends. her mother works for her, her sister works for her. her entire extended family has moved out to l.a. to live with her and be with her in the same home. at least she still has that. >> it is such a mysterious religion. you're just dying to hear the details. you wonder if she will come out with the -- a book or something or on gma one of these days. >> a tell-all. >> i would love to hear what she has to say. >> the inner workings are still a mystery. coming up, the anger directed at marc anthony. why after his patriotic performance. we have the reasons. >> and the mystery surrounding j.k. rowling's secret mystery novel. a major new development is next in the skinny. novel.
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a major new development is next in the skinny. "the skinny.
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♪ ♪ welcome to "the skinny." we have a mystery that has been solved. we now know who leak the identity of j.k. rowling as the mysterious author of this novel called "the cuckoo's calling"
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this novel came out under what we now know was a synonym as an author. and it didn't really have a great acceptance. some people bought it. there were a couple critics who that, okay, a pretty good book. it turned out j.k. rowling was the author. as soon as that was revealed, it flew off the shelves. amazon ran out. it is already back ordered and it jumped to number one. we now know who outed this author. apparently -- there's a law firm. one of the lawyers has a wife. lawyer's best friend's wife reveals to the world in a tweet that she knew it was j.k. rowling. a little backwards and in there for you. any way an attorney who confided in a person he should not have. now has this on his shoulders. >> but the book is going through the roof. it sort of makes you wonder. >> so j.k. said it was so great to write a book without all the hype surrounded around her. people asking for interviews all the time. she is a very shy person.
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now that it is out, everybody is putting her front and center. she said it was nice to be -- in the background. >> have you ever seen a netflix "house of cards"? >> i have not. >> i have not either. it made emmy history on thursday with top drama series nomination. it is the first time that television awards have recognized a program delivered online. as equal to the best that tv has to offer. it's revolutionary that way. >> i feel silly for not having seen it. it's one of nine nods to this political thriller. the unfolding revolution in how we watch and receive entertainment. ground breaking according to the head of netflix. a new development there. so check this out. marc anthony was honor with the possibility of singing god bless america at the 2013 mlb all-star game here in new york city. and of course, as you may expect he did an amazing, amazing job. unfortunately, as maybe you would also expect. after this happened, there were
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all kinds of racist tweets. people saying, of all things, get this, someone who isn't from the u.s. shouldn't be allowed to sing the song. well, you racist idiots out there. >> ridiculous. he is from america. not only is he from america. he was born and raised in new york and his parents are puerto rican descent. if you don't know this, because you're obviously not that smart if you're sending out racist tweets, puerto rico happens to be a united states territory. not only is he american but he is american, like, squared. >> ridiculous. all right. according to the latest page 6 from the new york post, liam gallagher, the front man for oasis he fathered a child out of matrimony. everybody knew. with a reporter. he was profiled back in 2010. apparently that was just the beginning of the relationship. and now that sources tell page 6, another baby girl seven months ago. and dna tests confirm that gallagher is the dad.
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gallagher is not commenting. there you go. >> i wonder why. all those rock stars. >> i wonder why. all those rock stars. l those rock stars.
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♪ ♪ we know what's that like. it's been a busy week in the world of news starting with a very serious story. the george zimmerman verdict. >> here's our friday rewind. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> i can't imagine being in that family right now. i just thought we are going to get some kind of justice. >> the jurors say he's not guilty. so he's not guilty. >> if he could, he would carry a gun again. >> yes, even more now. >> we thought about it for hours and cried over it afterwards. i don't think any of us could ever do anything like that ever
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again. >> what would you say to trayvon martin's parents? >> that we are deeply sorry. for this tragedy. deeply sorry. and we pray for trayvon martin. >> i just really don't feel that it is real sincere. we continue to pray that we will find peace and strength to be forgiving parents. >> we were all extremely anxious and worried and we were prepared for the worse. but he continued to amaze us every day. >> i feel like they're going to float. it is so hot. >> it's like we're in an oven, burning. >> luckily the electricity is on. but water, you cannot do without water. >> so that was shock and awe. >> i feel a lot of water on the back of my head. but i don't think it is on my
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back. >> was there any danger from drowning? >> it certainly had that risk. and that's why we took it so seriously. >> you give me the courage to face down any challenge. to know when fear knocks, to let faith answer the door. >> i said i'm not opening up that cash register. that's it. i'm not opening it. i said you can have all the tootsie rolls you want but i'm not opening that cash register. >> can't get enough of that lady. >> in case you missed her, she was from our story yesterday in wisconsin. 96-year-old store owner, you go. >> you can take the tootsie rolls but not the money. >> it's my cash why am i going to give it to you. >> absolutely not. >> have a great, great weekend. we do want to tell you one more thing. we have a new facebook feature. >> it is called in case missed it. for colon cancer?
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> and i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." the fire in los angeles is growing to 35 square miles in size but it's only 15% contained. it's destroyed hundreds of acres and forced thousands to evacuate. mired in $20 billion in debt, detroit has become the largest city ever to file for bankruptcy protection. the move means basic services like snow plowing will likely be scaled back. it will be the hottest and most humid day yet taxing the power grid. people are being asked to cut back on electricity at home and at work. stay tuned for the latest from accuweath
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accuweather. that's coming up. and look at this, this golfer scores a hole in some one. he sinks his ball into the lens of espn's camera. he ended up double bogeying the hole. those are some of the headlines on this friday, july 19th. tgif, everybody. >> welcome in, everyone. it is going to be a scorcher in lots of parts of this county but it's going to cool down. >> you know something is wrong when miami is cooler than most of the country, right? >> head to miami to cool down. i don't think i've ever said that. >> we begin this half hour with never before seen images the night that dzhokhar tsarnaev was captured. they've been released by a police photographer who was furious with what he calls rolling stone magazine's glorified image of satsarnaev o the cover.
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>> but now that police photographer faces trouble himself. here is more from boston. >> reporter: the gripping photos show the moment bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is captured. it's titled the real face of terror. the 19-year-old is seen bloodied and defeated. it's a far cry from the image on the cover of the rolling stone. for some, no better. >> i think they should focus on the brave people who lost their lives. not the monster who caused it all. >> the behind the scene images taken by state police tactical photographer sergeant shawn murray, who was there during the man hunt explains, this guy is evil. this is the real boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of "rolling stone." near the site of the bombings, we found supporters. >> i think that's the real face of terror. >> i agree with them 100%. >> it's caused a firestorm of controversy. nearly a dozen chain stores are
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boycotting the issues. >> reporter: sergeant murphy's photos will be featured in boston imagine genes. >> it's inappropriate. it doesn't need to be out there like that. >> reporter: others find bizarre irony. in the rules of crime coverage. >> i think that's crazy. you can't even see whitey bulger on tv in court but you can see the boston marathon bomber. i think that's totally insane. jorge quiroga. >> the officer who did that did it on his own accord. he's in a bit of hot water now. he could face disciplinary action. >> that's right. the police department in -- massachusetts state police department, they said they don't release these photos to the media but i think a lot of people feel the same way. usually when a reporter does stories like this, they try to get people on both side. notice no some one said, there's nothing wrong with the cover of that magazine. every story where we ask people on the street, not some one person has said, i have no problem with it. i think it's because we realize as americans we felt attacked on
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that day. this is the suspect. how dare you glorify him on the cover of a magazine. >> i think it's almost unanimous with that one. >> all right. also in boston, you can't make this up. the trial of accused mobster whitey bulger, a man who was going to testify against him has been found dead. steven rakes claimed that bulger forced him to sell his liquor store to use as a front for illegal activities. on tuesday, he was scratched from the witness list and on wednesday he was found dead along a suburban street. well, some of the toughest restrictions on abortion are now the law of land in texas. after months of fiery debate, governor rick perry signed the bill sparking both celebrations and protests. it bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and requires it to be done in surgical centers. only 5 of the 42 abortion clinics meet those new standards. >> it is our responsibility and duty to give voice to the unborn. >> doing everything they can to destroy any kind of rights that
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women have. >> a law goes into effect in october. abortion clinics have until september of next year to comply. women rights advocates promise a legal challenge here. in mid-east, displaced people, a huge refugee camp is temporary home to 100,000 people in jordan. martha raddatz has more. >> the refugee camp is bigger than kansas city. 140,000 people on the run from the terror of the assad regime. enter secretary john kerry to show concern. but what he found after the video cameras were escorted out was rage. what are you waiting for, said one refugee. at least impose a no fly zone. kerry acknowledged the horror. >> this is building into one of the great humanitarian crisis on the planet.
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but explained the u.s. has been sacrificing at war for over a decade and that america is helping with humanitarian and military aid. but these people are no longer interested in excuses. by the end of this year, more than half of syria's 10 million people will be displaced. one of them telling kerry, if the world doesn't help take down assad, she would return to syria and fight. martha raddatz, abc news, jordan. we're getting a look at the philadelphia building that collapsed killing six people. the transit agency released surveillance video recorded by an approaching bus. there it is. you can see the four-story building on the right crashing down on a salvation army store. stunned pedestrians scrambling for cover as a cloud of dust and debris billows from the scene. philadelphia set for another day of searing heat that attributed to
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the death of a 57-year-old man. it will be the hottest and most humid day yet that's melting two thirds of the country. it's buckling roads and forcing amtrak to impose speed restrictions. the heat is forcing power grids to peak later today or tomorrow. utility companies have put extra crews have been put on duty because losing air conditioning can be life threatening. >> there is relief in sight finally. there may be a price to pay for mother nature. let's get the latest from andrew baglini at accuweather. >> it was hot yesterday. unfortunately, i think today's going to be the worst we've seen all week. temperatures once again into the 90s. we have a heat advisory in effect from washington, d.c., up to portland and into cleveland, detroit, indianapolis
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and even into minneapolis, minnesota. everywhere across the region is feeling the heat but once again the humidity, like it's been all week, temperatures feel like they are in the triple digits. especially along the i-95 corridor, philadelphia, new york city in that heat warning. relief is on the way on saturday. unfortunately, a cold front will be strong thunderstorms, damaging wind, heavy rain to the i-95 corridor. john and diana, back to you. >> andrew, thank you. here's the rest of the friday forecast. the cold front coming from canada will start triggering storms later today before it moves east. expect the storms across the southeast as severe weather moves up from the gulf. showers in the south this afternoon. >> and from sacramento to dallas to boston, upper 80s. atlanta area and south florida. family in georgia will have to think twice before cooling off in their backyard pool after back to back visits from two creepy guests.
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>> the elderly sisters woke up with an alligator in the swimming pool and it was quickly removed from animal control and the next day a big old turtle showed up. nothing slow about this unwelcome guest either. >> after several failed attempts to get it out, the women had to call in the professionals again. one of the sisters joked that she's going to have to put the animal control agent on speed dial. >> who knew turtles were so fast. i guess in the water -- >> their fins look like hands and they go fast. sfliemt. i would rather see the turtle than the alligator. those poor ladies. okay. coming up with all of this summer heat, the box office is heating up as well. >> yep, from the next movie chapter of the film red to the animated story of a snail, there is something for everyone in insomniac theater. and the rafting adventure that turned dangerous. and the amazing rescue. you're watching "world news now."
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he gets knocked unconscious and floats away. russ cole saw everything. that's him diving in. he's one of the most experienced river guides on the white salmon. >> once you live this stuff, it looks like it's happening fast to other people but it's slow motion for us. >> reporter: people paying for this thrill want it to last a little longer, so most rafting companies take lots of photos. sometimes they click at just the right moment. >> so this is the raft seconds after it went down those falls? >> reporter: it's not seconds. this is a half second. >> here's the guy that went over. doing it wrong. he's head-first in the water now. >> yep. >> reporter: and he flew with such force that he knocked the guy next to him and he's hanging on with just one hand. >> look at the grip that he had. >> reporter: thousands take this plunge every season. what went so wrong on tuesday? >> get down, hold on, press with
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the back of your knees as hard as you can. if you can't get your butt down on the ground, you can't go. >> reporter: he teaches customers you have to hold on to this rope and listen to the guide. >> but when you see the mist coming up at the water falls, you're about to go over, you forget a lot of things. that's what happened to the gentleman. he froze. forward, forward, forward. get down. hold on. good job. see, you're getting close to being ready. >> reporter: a lot of people make it down the falls okay and then they let go and start high-fiving and that's when they get thrown off the boat instead. the man who got rescued here on tuesday came to a few minutes after on shore. he's going to be just fine. this is russ' 25th year of guiding folks down here on the white salmon river. in 25 years, one time, he's only had to jump in one time to save somebody. for abc news, in white salmon washington, i'm dan kazuto.
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>> it's always that one time when you're in the boat. have you ever done it? >> i have not. have you? >> not like that. that was pretty hardcore. >> i think what they are saying is hold on, right? >> hold on. yeah. definitely hold on. put that oar in the water that glues you to the raft a little bit. >> there are a couple of tips, why am i going to read this? it's commonsense. commonsense, sometimes people don't take it. so obviously always wear your life jacket. >> bingo. >> and try not to be inebriated. that's a good idea. you got to hang on tight to something, never be inebriated. >> save the beer chugging when you hit the finish line. >> well, listen, if he only had to jump in the water once, he's got a good system there. he taught the reporter well. need to teach everybody. >> it is a lot of fun but that one looks -- >> i'm not much of a daredevil. i could do that. that looks like fun. >> you'd like it.
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a close encounter with a monster, monster fish. and we're going to travel to thailand to check out the creepiest creatures in the sea. thailand to check out the creepiest creatures in the sea. you're watching "world n toxic chemicals and carcinogens are leaching into the environment. it's happening right where we live, work and play. everywhere. cigarette butts are toxic waste.
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abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: he's been called the fish whisperer which may not sound like much until you realize we're talking about monster fish, like this inside those jaws, razor-like teeth that can take off a hand. he's a modern day indiana jones traveling the world, tracking down these living leviathans. species of fresh water fish that few realize are living in our own lakes and rivers. he invited us to a remote part of southwestern that i land owe thailand on the sea where he says is the best place, really the only place in the world you are guaranteed to see monster fish for ourselves. we journey to gilliam's, a catch and release fishing lodge. grown men have been known to weep, well, at least shake with
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joy when they catch something, even though they can barely hold it. >> that's where the stories come from, they get big. they get ten feet long. amazon red tail catfish. >> a lot of people favor fish because of the colors. really nice pattern on its head, bright red tail, bright stripe along his body. the moon-shaped pads that you see, those are his teeth. >> reporter: they are not cuddly but they are kind of cool. >> beautiful fish. >> these are really pretty. back at our spot we get a bite. the battle is on. we get a glimpse. zeb and the guide know right away. >> you must be careful. >> okay. >> reporter: it takes three of us to do it but then zeb hops in the water and my first monster fish is in my net. >> there we go. >> reporter: wow, amazing.
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>> is it okay -- >> yeah, just touch him. this is a giant catfish, no scales. >> reporter: it's so rare, he hasn't seen one in the wild in more than three years. >> this is a fish that very few people have ever had a chance to see. >> reporter: really? >> yes. and certainly in the wild. almost nobody has seen one of these in the wild. >> reporter: zeb wishes everyone could do this just once to understand, monster, yes, but also magnificent. these living fossils that still exist among us just beneath the surface. that is amazing. my first fish and, ew, slime to prove it. for nightline, gloria riviera. >> you wouldn't do that assignment? how come? fish could get you? >> no, just being in the water and not knowing what is underneath me is -- no thank you. you've been there? >> i've been to thailand. i never saw any fish like that.
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>> that's incredible. but you went there to crabby island. right? >> pb island which i believe is close to crabby island. in the neighborhood. put it that way. >> wow. i'd go but i wouldn't get in the water. does that count? >> that counts. >> take pictures from the shore. >> that counts. >> take pictures from the shore. ight anse other things. now that's real love. so is that. new so good! see what's really in your dog's bowl at iams.com.
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all right. insomniac theater time. quite a few movies are opening this weekend. the return of "red," starring bruce willis, helen mirren and tracking down a nuclear device. >> what are we doing here with all of this -- >> we are having a ball. we are living the life. >> what are you doing here? >> i need you. >> look, i am retired. >> you haven't killed anybody in months. >> that's a positive thing. >> they are coming. i can feel it. >> it's a heck of a cast. we'll see how the critics like this one.
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joe morgen stern of the "wall street journal" prefaced it with this. "any movie that gives helen mirren a chance to shoot really big guns, wear a bunch of chanel, bette davis, queen elizabeth, can't be so bad. but he did say that this one comes close. and from scott, passable summer entertainment and expendables with people who can act. it's not a rousing endorsement. >> it is not. the next one is "turbo." this looks adorable. the premise not complicated. a garden snail dreams of being the fastest snail in the world. take a look. >> farmer's markets. no, supermarkets. we'll cover all of the markets. confirmations, graduations. >> the indy 500. >> all right. now, let's take a look at what some of the critics think. joe of the new york daily news says a sort of escargot meets "cars" adventure, it has some sharp vocals even when it runs
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out of gas. the seattle times says turbo lives up to its hero credo of no dream is too big and no dreamer too small. >> nice. i love it. >> i don't think i've ever seen anything like that. >> devin is almost 1? >> almost 10 months, yes. >> you're a good two years away from him getting into movies. >> no, we can't take him to the movie theater. now, of the two, i know you would want to see the first one but alexa would want to see "turbo". >> no doubt about it. i'd have more fun bringing her to turbo and watching an easy movie. >> i haven't seen "red" at all but i want to see "red 2." >> looks pretty good, right? john malkovich and bruce willis. i'm going. i didn't have plans. >> that's it. that's our news for this half hour.
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this morning on world news now, motown lowdown, detroit becomes the biggest city in the nation to go bankrupt. >> this is difficult for all of us. but if it's going to make the citizens better off, then this is a new start for us. >> what drove detroit to the financial brink when the automotive industry is looking up. dangerously close. flames 100 feet high threaten more homes in the southern california mountains. firefighters are facing new challenges. then captured on camera. how hand-held technology helped a seattle home own stop a suspected burglar. >> i pull up the app and see this guy out here and it's not my neighbor. >> how a smartphone program went to work when the family's dogs did not. it's friday, july 19th.
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>> tgif. >> i don't want to hear it from you. this is your second day this week. >> i know, only my second day. >> when you come back from vacation you need a vacation from your vacation. i only worked two days but i am tired. >> but it's the way to do it. you give yourself a short week so you don't have to stress out about an entire week. >> exactly right. big plans for the weekend? >> get reacquainted with my home which i haven't seen for a while, and check on my tomatoes and hope they haven't dried out. other than that, chill out. >> i have no plans which is the way i like it. >> that's a beautiful thing. let's do it. >> all those years of paying bills with borrowed money have caught up with the city of detroit. >> the emergency manager insists that city services will continue and the bills will be paid for now. but with as much as $20 billion
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of debt the road to recovery won't be easy for detroit. here's karen travers. >> reporter: detroit, a city of spirit and grit, the home of the american auto industry and the motown sound crumbling under the weight of debt, abandonment and crime. late thursday, the mighty city filed for bankruptcy. the biggest ever in the u.s. to do so. >> i didn't want to go in this direction. but, now that we are here, we have to make the best of it. >> detroit's problems are decades in the making. its population peaked at 1.8 million in the 1950s and now struggles to stay above 700,000. while the downtown area is stable, surrounding neighborhoods are hollowed out. much of the middle class and the businesses have fled and crime is catastrophic. detroit's homicide rate is at the highest level in years and with 78,000 abandoned buildings it's so empty, the city of paris could sit inside all that vacant space.
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>> it caught us by surprise at the meeting. of course, it's disappointing. >> this action will likely have consequences, layoffs, selling off city assets, raising fees and scaling back on basic services like trash pickup and snowplowing. >> if it's going to make the citizens better off, then this is a new start for us. >> the city officials said it will be business as usual in detroit. the city will be open and bills will be paid. positive talk, but the motor city is facing an uncertain future. karen travers, abc news, washington. as karen said the bills will be paid. but what got them in this mess they haven't been able to pay the bills they have already. a lot of things are happening in detroit and it's not great. >> it's really tough. >> the wait to get to a police officer to your house is 58 minutes. the average nationwide it's 11 minutes. >> they say that something like 40% of the traffic lights are out.
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the tax base has been reduced so much because so much of the population base has fled the city that it's hard to raise funds and potentially pensions might have to be altered at some point. you have to feel bad for those folks. and the auto industry is rebounding and you wish that detroit was reflecting that. hopefully, eventually it will. >> you saw the skyline there. it really looks like a beautiful city. before the skyline, you saw a couple of abandoned buildings. what's happening is there are so many vacant buildings they are talking about tearing down and bringing the farming into the city limits which is a first i've heard of in a populated city. >> mind-boggling. >> i'm betting on detroit and if someone is smart they would swoop in and invest. >> buy it all up. >> yes. five years from now it's going to be worth a lot of money again. >> let's hope that's the case. >> moving on to this. the deadly heat wave is going into day six. the hottest and most humid yet. two thirds of the country faces another round of searing heat. it's been linked to the deaths of two people.
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concerns about the power grid led to calls for moderation in using electricity. the unrelenting heat is also buckling roads and forcing amtrak to impose speed restrictions on train lines. animals are at risk as well. when dairy cows are hot, they produce less milk. farmers in western wisconsin are using computer sensors in barns to monitor heat and humidity. cooling systems are set up to keep the herds out of danger. output can drop during heat waves, causing shortages of milk. the heat wave is going from bad to worse today with temperatures nearing 100 degrees again in many places. >> let's get the latest from accuweather. meteorologist andrew baglini is standing by. good morning, andrew. >> thank you. good morning, john and diane. snoer scorcher ahead of us today. i think it's going to be the worst of the week so far. the temperatures in the 90s. heat advisories from washington, d.c. to portland. extensive heat warnings in philadelphia, new york city. the heat advisories from cleveland all the way to minneapolis, minnesota and
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excessive heat warnings in detroit as well. it will be felt all across the region. the humidity is the worst of it making it feel like it's in the triple digits. especially along the i-95 corridor. relief in the weekend in the form of strong thunderstorms. back to you. >> andrew, thank you. as temperatures hit triple digits in the southwest, more than 150 passengers were stuck in a hot plane in arizona for two and a half hours. a maintenance problem left the allegiant airlines flight without air conditioning even though the plane was at the gate. the passengers were forced to stay in the seats and sweat it out until the flight took off for oakland, california. >> any time your body gets overheated you have a risk of getting heatstroke. and it was probably around 100 degrees. it was like being in a hot car. >> the passenger is a nurse. she was concerned and texted her parents saying if she dies, donate her organs. a japanese airlines flight heading to tokyo returned to boston's logan airport five hours after takeoff. because of a possible problem with the fuel pump.
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airline management says the boeing 787 dreamliner landed safely in boston. no on board emergency was declared. this is the latest headache for that plagued aircraft. just last week a fire erupted on a dreamliner parked at london's heathrow airport. a fire in the mountains of southern california burned a growing area covering 35 square miles and only 15% contained. thousands of fire crews are battling those flames in triple digit temperatures. dozens of homes and buildings have burned down and thousands of people have been forced to flee. abc's linzie janis reports. >> reporter: the blaze called the mountain fire is moving at a frightening pace despite 3,000 workers battling from the ground and air. the wildfire has exploded in size already scorching some 23,000 acres, and it's
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showing no signs of slowing down. >> done a mandatory recall on every individual available. >> every piece of apparatus is staffed and ready to go. >> reporter: susan paul's home is still standing but her daughter's was lost to the flames. >> her mobile home was on my property and burnt down flat. everything she had was in it. >> reporter: more than 4,000 homes are threatened. >> i understand it's up on -- and once it is in south pass, we're only 3/4 miles away. >> reporter: an evacuation order was issued for communities in the wildfire's path. one woman paused to save her friend's cat. >> i knew what i needed to grab. i grabbed my animals and had things in totes that i knew i needed to get out. >> reporter: janice and ed packed their two dogs and belongings. >> i had everything loaded in the car. i waited for him to get everything he wanted to get. >> the fire is fueled by the dry conditions, drought and sizzling temperatures soaring into the triple digits. >> currently this fire is burning erratic for this time of year, hot and dry.
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part of the behavior is what we would see in august to september. >> i'm standing outside of what is left of someone's home. this is the garage door. and with high temperatures for the next couple days there is little relief in sight. linzie janis, mountain center, california, abc news. massachusetts police photographer released photos showing the real boston bomber. not the glamorized version on the rolling stone magazine. the new images appeared on "boston magazine's" website. it shows the red dot of a sniper rifle trained on his head. the massachusetts state police department says the release of the photos was not authorized and that photographer is now the subject of an internal investigation. a dramatic look at last month's deadly building collapse in philadelphia. the city transit agency released video from an approaching bus. take a look at that. it captures the moment that the
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building came crashing down. on a salvation army store. you can see the pedestrians scrambling for cover. before a cloud of dust and debris billows in the scene. six people in all were killed in that accident. a death defying crash on a florida road caught on camera. the biker wearing a helmet cam is going 70 miles an hour when he slammed into the back of a camaro. in spectacular fashion. here it comes. as the motorcycle -- here comes the impact. the biker lands on top of the car. he clinged on until the driver stopped and he walked away with no serious injuries. amazingly. >> oh, my -- >> wow. >> that is some video. >> that's incredible. unfortunately it was the camera that got caught in the first round of the british open. this happened in scotland. thomas bjorn was whacking his way out of the rough on the first hole of the tournament when direct hit. there it is. one of espn's very expensive cameras. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> an $80,000 hole in one.
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the lens didn't stand a chance. what's worse, the ball ricocheted off the camera and landed in a worse position than where it started. he double bogeyed the hole. >> oh. >> breaking cameras is no big deal. >> we enjoy that on world news now. ready? >> they aren't expensive at all. i want to try. >> what about my camera right here? >> come on -- >> do it. >> your turn. >> your turn. oh. >> try it again. >> it tried when we rehearsed it. >> two out of three ain't bad. as they say. finding sexual pleasure without having to go through the trouble of sex. that sounds like trouble. and watching a suspected burglar's every move through the house. thanks to a smartphone app. why this intruder didn't stand a chance. you're watching "world news now." ♪ in your busy day,
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♪ i can see for miles and miles ♪ seeing for miles and miles is an advantage of those tiny spy cams you can set up in your home. >> that's what a washington state couple planned to do to check in on their dogs while they were away.
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but the cameras picked up more than they expected. we get more from lindsey cohen in suburban seattle. >> reporter: to know a dog is to love it unconditionally. that's why melissa -- >> my husband is a tech geek. >> reporter: and her husband bought two home surveillance cameras, connected them to wi-fi. >> this is the app. and sent alerts to their cell phones to watch their puppies while the adults are away. >> opening the door. >> reporter: so you can imagine her surprise when the camera picked up this. looking to see if there is anything else he can get. >> a crystal clear image of a prowler instead of her pooches. >> i call this his shopping. he has my bags full of stuff. >> reporter: because she has motion detecting alerts on the iphone she learned about the burglary while it was in progress in bellevue and they were on vacation 600 miles away. i pull up the app and i see this guy out there and it's
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definitely not my neighbor. >> reporter: she called the neighbor who called police. she let her husband know what's happening. >> i texted him and i said someone's in the house and eileen is calling the police. >> reporter: the officers came so quickly the burglar dropped everything as he fled the house. >> we've got everything on the cloud. >> not only did they get their valuables backs, they now have something even more priceless, evidence. as their attempt to watch their canines ended up catching a cat burglar in the act. >> everybody laughs at me that we were just -- had webcams to watch the dogs but now everybody wants to know how i got it and how much does it cost. >> i do too. that's fascinating. >> i want a spy cam. >> i want someone to set it up for me. i don't know what i'm doing. >> better than a security system. >> they cost $100 to buy and figuring out the app and stuff is a tricky part. >> i have a new plan for the weekend.
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>> that's a great idea. up next, a woman living her dreams and making a difference. >> how she is helping young people cook up new careers. ahead in the next half hour, a dramatic act for a sitcom star: why her departure from scientology is getting so much attention. you're watching "world news now." orld news now."
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♪ >> a former law enforcement official dedicating her life to helping young people about brushes with the law carve out a better future. this is our favorite story of the day. because you can say she found a recipe for success. abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> teresa is the boss of one of the nicest restaurants in this rough san francisco neighborhood.
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kids worked on the streets doing it all at old school cafe. even the entertainment. ♪ >> reporter: teresa traded in her camouflage and job spending nearly every penny of her retirement savings to open old school. >> i started thinking, what would it take so there's some place for them that will see these young men for who they are which is valuable and precious and not just some scary, you know, criminal. >> reporter: young men like jeremiah. >> have our gun stashed right here. >> reporter: he has been arrested six times since he was 14. >> i'm going to go to school. i have an idea what i want to do. trying to give back. when you give back then more opportunity is going to show up for you. >> reporter: daniel used to call himself a hustler. now he goes by a different title. >> chef daniel.
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from old school cafe. you are a full-fledged chef. >> i love cooking. that is my passion. >> four years ago did you ever use a word like "passion"? >> not really. >> reporter: what are you teaching them? >> to help and have a vision for your life and future. >> reporter: with the skills they learn many move on to full-time jobs at restaurants. >> you seem you are in a special place in here. >> this is -- this is sort of like walking around in my heart. i mean, this is my dream come true. ♪ >> reporter: teresa's dream now taking old school's model nationwide. come hungry, leave inspired. >> that is a great story. a report from san francisco. and you know she says it's not just her. they try and create a web of support for these kids so other community organizations, churches, businesses that want to do the same thing for these kids they all come together for the community and help them out. >> totally steppingstone to hopefully a new life.
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>> absolutely. that's great stuff. we love stories like that. we will next talk about pleasure from sex without having sex. stick around. that. we will next tal about pleasure from sex having sex. [ male announcer ] when not treated properly,
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so don't give up. add finish power up. mix time. we know that everybody loves to talk about themselves. some more than others. it can drive you crazy. they turn it back to themselves. >> and yap and yap. and now we know why. a new study from harvard university finds out that talking about yourself with friends can be as pleasurable as having sex. sounds crazy, i know. i know what you mean. but according to harvard university study they did tests and used brain scan technology and found out that people talking about themselves triggered the same reaction as having sex. it motivates them to share more and more personal information. there you go. 195 people. the study went down and the same pleasure centers lit up. when you're talking about yourself. >> now i get it. i can't tell you how many times
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i have to tell this guy all right already with the stories. now i know. >> we want to show you a cool picture. we have 15 seconds before we go. look at that. that is a swing over the colorado river that goes 50 miles an hour. it's call the grand canyon swing. it's the scariest thing. >> would you do it? >> in a heartbeat. polka time. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now." more punishment from mother nature. the heat wave going into day six is putting two-thirds of the country into the oven. why today could be very critical for power supply. mobster mystery. the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a former witness in the whitey bulger trial. the intrigue and now the investigation. losing her religion. the sitcom star who said goodbye to scientology. new revealing details about the dramatic decision to leave her faith after so many years. and confronting racism. marc anthony responds to complaints and criticisms after his patriotic performance. at a ball game. that's coming up on "the skinny" on this friday, july 19th. the weekend is coming. it is friday.
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not only is the weekend coming but for this part of the country at least we're getting some relief. >> apparently saturday night, the storm will come and bring us some kind of relief. we can't wait. >> we don't mind. it doesn't matter what is happening. we're always complaining, it is too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. >> it's what we do. >> it's what we do. >> so right. we're going to begin with something to complain about. the nation's power grid. under severe stress. the heat wave that has baked the country all week is set for its hottest day yet. >> power use has been pushed to the limit and officials fear today's demands could be way too much. abc's weather editor, sam champion has more. >> reporter: the effects of this relentless heat are taking their toll. the mercury hit 100 degrees in the new york city area, a record high for the day and officials are expecting the heaviest hit on power demand in history. >> i've been concerned all week. it's always not only what is happening but what could happen. >> they point out if it is 100 degrees aboveground, the temperature below ground with
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the power lines are could be more than 120. to reduce stress on the system during peak times, officials are asking businesses to take steps like raising thermostats and shutting down elevators. >> all the lighting, all the motors, all the pumps, the elevators, all the computers with all of that air-conditioning rolling at the same time. >> reporter: there have been outages from washington to boston. amtrak putting speed restrictions on trains, worried the tracks may expand in this heat. in philadelphia, construction slowed. workers had to add special chemicals to stop the concrete from drying so fast in this high heat. and farmers concerned about heat stress on livestock now have an app for that. it measures the temperature and humidity of their environment and even counts the animals' breaths per minute. >> sam champion, abc news, new york. look for another day of power outages and hassles related to the heat. >> our coverage continues with some unfortunate news from accuweather. good morning, andrew.
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>> thank you, good morning john and diana. it was hot yesterday. really felt that heading outside. unfortunately i think today is going to be the worst we've seen all week. the temperatures once again well into the 90s. heat advisories in effect across the region. 98 degrees in new york city. you factor in the humidity. that's been the worst thing all week. once again, feeling like it is well into triple digits. especially along the i-95 corridor including washington, d.c., philadelphia and new york. relief is on the way heading into the weekend on saturday. a cold front will finally push through. unfortunately, it is going to bring us some strong to severe thunderstorms. philadelphia, new york, up the i-95 corridor into maine. later on we're looking for damaging winds, heavy rain. so that could ruin some weekend plans. john and diana, back to you. here's the rest of your friday weather. that break coming from canada will begin triggering storms late day in the midwest and move east. storms move up from the gulf of mexico. they will roll across the southeast.
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scattered showers in the southwest especially this afternoon. >> 90s bake much of the nation. 98 in baltimore, 96 in boston, 99 in dallas, 90, billings, 93 in sacramento. some upper 80s in portland, miami and atlanta. blistering hot temperatures in southern california making for a tough job even tougher for fire crews. the fire in the mountains outside los angeles now mushrooming in size, burning an area covering 35 square miles. the flame have destroyed at least six homes. dozens of other buildings as well. it it is threatening scores more. thousands of residents and tourists have fled. some are defying evacuation orders. >> we're encouraging those who have stayed behind to heed that order and leave. we cannot guarantee your safety. >> the fire is only 15% contained. crews warn it will get much worse before it gets better. a massachusetts state police photographer is so angry about the rolling stones latest cover that he released never before seen photos that he said show the real boston bomber.
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the new images first appeared on boston magazine's website from the night of dzhokhar tsarnaev's capture including one showing the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser trained on his head. however the mass state police department says that the release of the pictures was not authorized. and that the police photographer is now the subject of an internal investigation. >> they're not happy he released these photos. he wasn't supposed to do that. i think there are a lot of people saying bravo. >> when you have the rolling stones coming out saying this is the picture that we have and has the picture we're using, i can understand how people are saying there are other pictures of him. fine. we haven't seen these before but there are other pictures where he doesn't look so glamorous and he doesn't look so rock starrish that you could have used. i think this photographer's message is, stop glamorizing this guy. he's an alleged terrorist and these are the pictures you should be using. also in boston, a grisly plot twist. it's out of a novel having to do with an accused mobster on trial. a witness who had been set to testify against whitey bulger
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one of the most notorious crime suspects in history, has been found dead. ron claiborne has more details. >> reporter: he was a courthouse regular coming each day to the whitey bulger trail, waiting for the day when he would testify against the reputed long-time head of the boston mob. >> bullet piercing eyes. no heart. he probably sleeps in an ice chest. >> reporter: that was steven a few days ago. >> he was very much looking forward to testifying. >> reporter: but he would never get that chance. on tuesday he was dropped from the witness list. the next day he wasn't at court. a dead body found on the side of the road in a wealthy boston suburb was identified as his. the man he was so anxious to testify against, bulger, was in court again, listening as his alleged former parter in crime, stephen, the rifle man flemmi took the stand for the prosecution. he was asked, what was your relationship to bulger? he replied, strictly criminal. in some ways, like old times. whitey bulger on trial, a
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witness dead, a mystery unsolved. ron claiborne, abc news, boston. >> so much history. florida's governor rick scott met with protesters angry over the george zimmerman verdict but he is not giving them what they want. the group has been staging a demonstration demanding that he call a special session to review the stand your ground law. scott told them he believed the self-defense laws should remain unchanged but he called for a day of prayer and unity on sunday. detroit has a new notorious claim to fame. it is the largest city to file for bankruptcy. the recent comeback of the auto industry was not enough to prevent the spiral into financial ruin. years of population decline and paying bill with borrowed money has not helped. the emergency manager says that city services will continue and bills will continue to be paid. the move could lead to service cuts as well as layoffs. and hillary clinton may be considered a shoo-in. the vice president joe biden is
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not ruling out a third shot at the white house. biden tells gq magazine that he would die happy man having never been president. he said that doesn't mean he's not thinking about a run in 2016. biden who is 70 years old said, quote, we'll see where the hell i am. oh, joe biden. >> he has some interesting quotes. >> yes, he does. the one-armed bandit didn't stand a chance. against an ax-wielding man out for revenge. the man marched straight for the slot machines at a bar in the italian village where he lives and smashed all seven of them. >> as he swung the weapon he was heard complaining that he had lost more than $6500 to the machines over the last two weeks. afterwards, he walked outside calmly, gave a thumbs up to customers and waited for the police to apprehend them. >> but you were the one who put the money in the machine. >> i agree. i hear what you're saying but i have been in situations where i have been at my penny slots and i've been giving away my pennies and not getting anything back.
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and i have wanted to whack the machine just like that. it must have felt so good. >> i am a not much of a gambler but i think i played the nickel slots in new orleans. and i won -- i didn't know what to do when i won. i think $225 in nickels came out. i got nervous because they were falling out. >> i'm not interested in having this conversation. >> the first and last time i ever won. >> the first time you ever played. the last time you -- >> the last time ever won. >> i play every time i go to vegas and i have never won. >> never ever? >> ever. >> when the money comes out, you're actually startled. >> good to know. great. >> it will happen someday. >> keep on feeding that machine. and if all else fails, take out the sledge hammer. >> i'm taking my axe the next time to las vegas. i'm going to win no matter what. coming up, a major new chapter in the j.k. rowling mystery and who reveal the big secret. >> all the drama surrounding a sitcom star who left scientology after so, so many years.
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♪ scientology has been called one of the most controversial and mysterious religions in the
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country. so when a person leaves, it leads to questions. >> sure does. when king of queens star leah remini left the faith, few reasons were given but now her sister is speaking out. abc's dan harris has the story. >> what's happening? >> i'm saying my prayers. >> leah remini was an outspoken and famous proud member of scientology. when she dropped out, it made headlines. since the news broke last week, remini has not explained why she left only issuing a statement expressing her sincere and heart felt appreciation for the support she has received. now remini's sister nicole who left the church several years ago is coming forward giving interviews to "people" magazine and a local radio station in minnesota. >> we have been involved in scientology for 30, 35 years of our life. so you can imagine the circle of friends that my mother has. my sister has.
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they literally have pulled in these people and told them they had to choose between relationships with my sister and my mother or the church. and i am a going to tell you, these people chose the church. >> nicole remini said her sister's relationship with the church began to sour in 2006 at the wedding of tom cruise and katie holmes where leah remini reportedly asked the head of the church who was tom cruise's best man where his wife was? and his wife shelly has not been seen publicly in many years. remini says her sister was rebuked by church officials for asking about this. >> according to leah's sister, when leah asked if she could call shelly, she was asked to write a letter and that the church would hand it to her. the church claims that shelly is a private person and just does not like to be seen in public. >> leaving the church has been a huge life changer for leah
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remini. she has been a member since age 9. but her sister tells abc news leah is holding up well with the support of her family. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i saw in an interview with leah a couple months ago, she was talking about how close her family is. that does make sense that she is going to her family now that she has lost all her friends. her mother works for her, her sister works for her. her entire extended family has moved out to l.a. to live with her and be with her in the same home. at least she still has that. >> it is such a mysterious religion. you're just dying to hear the details. you wonder if she will come out with the -- a book or something or on gma one of these days. >> a tell-all. >> i would love to hear what she has to say. >> the inner workings are still a mystery. coming up, the anger directed at marc anthony. why after his patriotic performance. we have the reasons. >> and the mystery surrounding j.k. rowling's secret mystery novel. a major new development is next in "the skinny." kinny. novel.
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a major new de t is next in the skinny. "the skinny.
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♪ ♪ welcome to "the skinny." we have a mystery that has been solved. we now know who leak the identity of j.k. rowling as the mysterious author of this novel called "the cuckoo's calling" this novel came out under what
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we now know was a synonym as an author. and it didn't really have a great acceptance. some people bought it. there were a couple critics who that, okay, a pretty good book. it turned out j.k. rowling was the author. as soon as that was revealed, it flew off the shelves. amazon ran out. it is already back ordered and it jumped to number one. we now know who outed this author. apparently -- there's a law firm. one of the lawyers has a wife. lawyer's best friend's wife reveals to the world in a tweet that she knew it was j.k. rowling. a little backwards and in there for you. anyway, an attorney who confided in a person he should not have. now has this on his shoulders. >> but the book is going through the roof. it sort of makes you wonder. >> so j.k. said it was so great to write a book without all the hype surrounded around her. people asking for interviews all the time. she is a very shy person. now that it is out, everybody is
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putting her front and center. she said it was nice to be -- in the background. >> have you ever seen a netflix "house of cards"? >> i have not. >> i have not either. it made emmy history on thursday with top drama series nomination. it is the first time that television awards have recognized a program delivered online. as equal to the best that tv has to offer. it's revolutionary that way. >> i feel silly for not having seen it. it's one of nine nods to this political thriller. the unfolding revolution in how we watch and receive entertainment. ground breaking according to the head of netflix. a new development there. so check this out. marc anthony was honored with the possibility of singing god bless america at the 2013 mlb allstar game here in new york city. and of course, as you may expect he did an amazing, amazing job. unfortunately, as maybe you would also expect. after this happened, there were all kinds of racist tweets.
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people saying, of all things, get this, someone who isn't from the u.s. shouldn't be allowed to sing the song. well, you racist idiots out there. >> ridiculous. he is from america. not only is he from america. he was born and raised in new york and his parents are puerto rican descent. if you don't know this, because you're obviously not that smart if you're sending out racist tweets, puerto rico happens to be a united states territory. not only is he american but he is american, like, squared. >> ridiculous. all right. according to the latest page 6 from the new york post, liam gallagher, the front man for oasis he fathered a child out of matrimony. everybody knew. with a reporter. he was profiled back in 2010. in an article. apparently that was just the beginning of the relationship. and now that sources tell page 6, another baby girl seven months ago. and dna tests confirm that gallagher is the dad.
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gallagher is not commenting. but there you go. >> i wonder why. all those rock stars. >> i wonder why. all those ro . l those rock stars.
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♪ ♪ we know what's that like. up ought night. not to get lucky. it's been a busy week in the world of news starting with a very serious story. the george zimmerman verdict. >> here's our friday rewind. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> i can't imagine being in that family right now. i just thought we are going to get some kind of justice. >> the jurors say he's not guilty. so he's not guilty. >> if he could, he would carry a gun again. >> yes, even more now. >> we thought about it for hours and cried over it afterwards.
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i don't think any of us could ever do anything like that ever again. >> what would you say to trayvon martin's parents? >> that we are deeply sorry. for this tragedy. deeply sorry. and we pray for trayvon martin. >> i just really don't feel that it is real sincere. we continue to pray that we will find peace and strength to be forgiving parents. >> we were all extremely anxious and worried and we were prepared for the worse. but he continued to amaze us every day. >> i feel like they're going to float. it is so hot. >> it's like we're in an oven, burning. >> luckily the electricity is on. but water, you cannot do without water. >> so that was shock and awe. >> i feel a lot of water on the back of my head. but i don't think it is on my
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back. >> was there any danger from drowning? >> it certainly had that risk. and that's why we took it so seriously. >> you give me the courage to face down any challenge. to know when fear knocks, to let faith answer the door. >> i said i'm not opening up that cash register. that's it. i'm not opening it. i said you can have all the tootsie rolls you want but i'm not opening that cash register. >> can't get enough of that lady. >> in case you missed her, she was from our story yesterday in wisconsin. 96-year-old store owner, you go. >> you can take the tootsie rolls but not the money. >> it's my cash why am i going to give it to you. >> absolutely not. >> have a great, great weekend. we do want to tell you one more thing. we have a new facebook feature. >> it is called in case missed it. that's exactly what it is, all
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making news in america this morning. rise and fall of a city once known for its automotive innovation. it's now bankrupt. what's next for detroit. and a key witness found dead. a man who wanted to testify against a former mob boss is now dead. and court watchers are wondering why. with a sniper's laser on his head. why the police photographer who released the images could be in trouble. and this river rescue. a man who jumped into raging waters to save a person. and all of it is caught on camera. good friday morning to

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