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president h.w. bush is looking rather aerodynamic these days as in he doesn't have much hair. his new look is our favorite story of the day. >> it really is. president bush shaved his head in support of the young son of one of his secret service agents. the youngster named patrick is battling leukemia losing his hair as a result. >> the 89-year-old former president got the idea to get his head shaved as he saw members of his secret service detail doing the same thing. nice going, mr. president, and all the best to patrick. that is cute, huh? >> really is. really is my favorite story of the day. i almost picked a different one. glad i want with this one. this one is great. just kind of a little background here for you. apparently former president bush and his wife barbara lost their second child then 4-year-old robin bush to leukemia, 60 years ago. makes sense why he would do this. >> sure does. coming up, imagine a town where every building is painted the exact same shade of blue. and it's a good thing. >> with americans spending $55 billion a year on pets, we have some doggone good money-saving advice when it comes to caring for your dog.
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as expensive as having kids these days. >> two of three americans have a pet and translates into $55 billion a year on spending on our animals. billion with a "b." but apparently it doesn't have to be that way. here is abc's paula faris with some great tips on saving money. >> reporter: the seversons can't imagine life without their lab, 5-year-old buddy, and the newest member of their family, 3-month-old maverick. but at $50 a week for food, $35 on toys and teething treats, grooming costs more than their kids' haircuts, they're spending a fortune on fido. >> $120 a week. a little over $6,000 a year. right now -- >> very expensive. >> reporter: but our animal insider, veterinarian dr. liz hanson says canine costs don't have to put your family budget in the doghouse. tip number one -- dr. hanson recommends apps like pet care services to compare prices of
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area groomers, dog walkers and animal hospitals. >> click on that. it shows you how to get there. >> reporter: tip two for your pets' meds, dr. hanson reveals you don't always have to buy from your vet. >> the markup at the veterinary hospital. >> reporter: the markup can hit 160%. so to make sure you're getting the best price, go to the good rx pets brand-new free website. for just one of buddy's prescriptions we found four vastly different prices. >> wow. >> reporter: $27, $31, $36, $112 for the same prescription. >> reporter: when you are ready to buy, consider amazon's subscribe and save. save 15%. and they'll deliver for free. and by the way, tip number four, next time your family is away try dogvacay.com. dog lovers in your town sign up to pamper pups from their own homes. and they're about 40% cheaper than a kennel.
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and finally, tip number five, the cheapest and easiest way to add years to your dog's life, is by brushing their teeth daily. if you don't -- >> it can lead to significant kidney disease, it can lead to significant heart failure. >> reporter: adding it all up, the seversons saved $1,630 a year. that's a lot of doggy dinero. since we interviewed the seversons, their puppy required surgery, so they're facing a $3,600 bill. since they have pet insurance they will be reimbursed 70%. pet insurance was right for their family. it really depends on the breed. if you are considering, make sure you consult with your veterinarian. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> really can add up. >> ducis told me "a kid or a pet." >> it can add up. both of them. still to come -- skill or luck, you decide. >> we'll introduce you to a guy who managed to get two holes in one in the same round. what the moon may have had to do
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with it. >> blame it on the moon. and ahead in our next half hour, the worldwide news coverage of the royal birth, the sensational story, the new name, the resources focused on it, the criticism. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ♪ all right. here is something you don't see every day. a guy hitting two holes in one in the same round. >> that's just what happened to a guy playing a leisurely game in chicago. we get more from wls. >> reporter: 64-year-old paul dombrowski loves to golf. he hit a hole in one on the par 3, third hole. minutes later he accomplished
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the near impossible when he got his second hole in one on the par 3 5th hole. >> that's luck. luck and just good fortune. i guess. you get excited. and you kind of -- it kind of answers one of your dreams of always getting the hole in one. the second one was just -- i was, like, stunned. i didn't believe it myself. i was like -- this can't be really happening. the third hole was 160 yards. the fifth hole was 140. >> reporter: dombrowski's golfing partner witnessed the whole thing. >> i have been playing 40 years, i have yet to get a hole in one. to get two in one day, i thought this was a special day. >> we all dream of getting the one hole in one. he accomplished it twice in one day. >> is this one of the best things that's ever happened to you? >> i guess you are supposed to say it's the birth of your children. this is right up there, i guess. >> reporter: a hole in one for a
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golfer is a dream come true. but two hole in ones in the same round is unheard of. he doesn't think tiger woods has ever done that. he would love to play him. the lynnwood resident doesn't believe tiger woods has ever gotten two hole in ones in the same round of golf. >> rumor has it he hasn't. if he wants a shot at me i will take him on. >> reporter: meanwhile, the two golfing partners will continue to play their daily game of golf and hope for another lucky day. >> it is mind-boggling. if you don't play golf, you might be, like, hole in one, whatever. it might as well be mega millions times ten. mind-boggling. >> his friend is like, i have been playing for 40 years. i have never gotten a hole in one. never gotten two holes in one. >> in 30 years. >> clearly not excited about his friend getting two holes in one. that's exactly what you wear on the golf course. isn't it? >> if you want to get beat up by neighborhood bullies. there you go. >> quickly, a hole in one happened day before yesterday. jeff daniels from the newsroom got a hole in one. he was playing in michigan.
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holes in one up for grabs. >> i haven't gone out for a round this season. >> you may got a hole in one. >> i am going to play. >> we'll be back. round this season. >> you may got a hole in one. >> i am going to play.
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>> man: save big on car rentals too, from $11.95 a day. "the mix" time. tough times in some countries in europe right now still with the recession. spain is one of them. one spanish hillside town chasing the recession blues by keeping their homes blue. an interesting story. >> really? >> in 2011, a spanish hillside town painted all the buildings blue. you won't believe the reason why. it was a promotion for a cartoon smurf movie. all right. the town calculated that 210,000 tourists have visited since they painted themselves blue two years ago. they keep coming. so the town unanimously voted to keep the homes blue instead of painting them traditional white. and they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars keeping them blue. apparently the tourists just keep coming. keeping it blue. >> i love that idea. very cute.
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moving on to a very, very interesting vending machine set up at an airport in south africa. take a look at this. it's interactive. all you have to do is go up to it, yawn, and it will dispense coffee for you. it has this built-in faci facial-recognition software. the machine detects 200 yawns and gives you a cup of coffee as reward for being tired. we need to install one next to me. >> spitting out coffee nonstop. >> nonstop with the amount of yawning that happens. let's do a wedding proposal du jour. i love this one. clifford and his girlfriend rachel, 25. he had the idea to bring her out on a plane, say he was doing research for graduate work in school. cut out a heart in a field. used 42 bed sheets, and 15 foot letters and she was just absolutely thrilled. of course she said yes. she said, i turned around. looked at him. he had the box.
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and i said yes and started crying. it was awesome. unbelievable. >> i love that. sticking with the wedding theme. check this out. rsvp cards are pretty standard. if you get an rsvp, yes, no, happily accept. regrettably decline, going or not going. a couple in chicago, katie and chris who came up with a clever rsvp card. take a look at it. it's pretty involved so i'll read some of them to you. basically it says yes, i will be attending because, two words, free booze. yes, i will be attending because, in your wedding party, idiot. wait. is this optional? couple more. yes. then in the no section. i went be attending because, on a scale of one to ten, my lameness would be in the 9.5 to 9.8 range. my favorite, i will be watching the cubs win the world series, that part is scratched out. these options are meant to be circumstances that can actually happen. >> clever. >> the cubs are never going to
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this morning on "world news now" -- disturbing details in the aaron hernandez murder investigation. what detectives are uncovering as the new england patriots' coach speaks out about this case for the first time. real-life drama. the california woman known to reality tv fans for record-breaking shoe collection. thousands of pairs is found murdered. who did it? >> some critics are saying about the world news coverage devoted to the british couple and the newborn prince, sensational for many and irritating for others. >> bittersweet breakup, aaron levine's breakup and the unusual way he announced his pick for one over the other. it's thursday, july 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. happy thursday, everybody.
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>> happy thursday. i'm not so happy about adam levine's choice for his breakup. not a good mode of communication. >> right. yes. we'll talk about that. >> yeah, we've got a little more information on that. >> let your ex know you are proposing to somebody else, probably best to do it in person. >> maybe. smack you like you deserve, right? >> maybe he did the right thing. moving on to some serious news. beginning with the murder case involving aaron hernandez, new documents could be released this afternoon. >> hernandez remains in custody following a brief court appearance. abc's brandi hitt has the details on this. >> reporter: former new england patriot aaron hernandez stood emotionless as prosecutors in massachusetts asked to delay his probable cause hearing because a grand jury is still kidding evidence pulled from hernandez's apartment. >> what they found was boxes of ammunition consistent with the caliber that was recovered at the homicide scene. >> reporter: the 23-year-old
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is accused of murdering semi-pro player, odin lloyd, last month. court documents reveal one of his two alleged accomplices told police hernandez admitted to shooting mr. lloyd. >> having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigation is a terrible thing. >> reporter: patriots' coach bill belichick spoke to reporters for the first time since the arrest and said he is primarily responsible for recruiting players. >> we stress high character, and we stress making good decisions. we'll continue to do this, and we'll work to do a better job of it. >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell abc news investigators are focusing on whether lloyd was killed because of information he might have had about a double homicide last year. hernandez is being investigated in connection with that drive-by shooting outside a boston nightclub. >> well, that's a pretty strong motive. they've just got to be able to prove it. >> reporter: aaron hernandez
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who has pleaded not guilty is held without bail with next court appearance in august. brandi hitt abc news. los angeles. a cleveland woman has been convicted of killing her fiance by poisoning his raspberry iced tea with antifreeze. holly mcfeature could face life in prison following this conviction. prosecutors say mcfeature want to end the relationship with her fiance who is the father of her two children. the defense tried to claim he drank antifreeze to commit suicide. the father of trayvon martin is on a mission, vowing to keep trayvon martin's name not dragged through the mud as it was during the trial. as for zimmerman, his first post verdict for ray into the public eye is raising some questions now. here is abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: they were the words of a father channeling anguish into action on capitol hill. >> i vow to do everything in my power not to give up the fight for him, not only to fight for
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trayvon but to fight for so many other young, black and brown boys of this country. >> reporter: after george zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin, his father, tracy martin, made the opening remarks at the first-ever meeting of the congressional caucus on black men and boys. martin, a truck driver by profession, has appeared in multiple interviews and public appearances since the july 13th verdict. george zimmerman had all but disappeared until last week when police say he happened upon an suv that rolled over and helped the family of four escape the vehicle. witnesses called 911. >> there was tons of smoke and other people are starting to rush toward the vehicle. >> zimmerman's lawyer acknowledged the incident was often coincidental and invited the family to tell its side of the story. but fearful of retribution, the family backed out. >> they're fighting. they're worried. trembling voices. >> did they change their phone number? not answering the phone? asked for police at their house?
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>> they have done all that. >> reporter: one man trying to keep the spotlight on his son. the other in hiding. matt gutman, abc news. in spain a train crash killed dozens of passengers. that toll is expected to rise. rescuers were working to free people trapped inside the derailed cars. the train was packed with christian pilgrims traveling to a religious festival in the northwestern part of the country. a rookie member of the tennessee titans hailed for helping rescue a family from a burning vehicle. linebacker jonathan willard was driving off to training camp and saw smoke from an suv. when the driver pulled over, willard and a witness helped a woman, three kids and a dog get out. moments later that suv exploded. >> at the time it wasn't scary like -- i guess i just figured that i had to do it. but afterwards, i realized, you know, how dangerous and how scary it really was. >> willard stayed at the scene until fire fighters arrived and extinguished the suv. he is an undrafted free agent
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trying to win a spot with the titans. >> he is officially my sentimental favorite to make the titans what a great guy. >> i think so, too. he said, i am not a hero, just at the right place at the right time. >> and i'd give the glory to god. total home run. >> come on, titans. just for that. >> no slouch. led the clemson team in tackles last year. a good player. undrafted. >> he is. a player. there you go. come on, titans. >> rooting for you. a federal judge put a stop to lawsuits threatening detroit's bankruptcy and declared that he will handle any challenges. the decision is a victory for the city. but a threat to the pension plans of thousand of retirees. the ruling does not mean the bankruptcy can move forward. the judge still has to weigh the facts. that could take three months. president obama applauding a possible compromise deal on student loans. the senate passed a bill which would repeal the doubling of interest rates that went into effect on july 1st. mr. obama is now urging the house to quickly approve the bill. well, here's another sign that real estate market is rebounding. the number of new homes sold just jumped to its highest
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level in five years. nearly a half million single family homes sold last month despite an increase in mortgage rates. the average sale price is also up about $17,000 over last year. analysts say the trend could provide an overall boost to the entire economy. forecasters say tropical storm dorian popped up in the eastern atlantic. dorian is centered off the coast of west africa, packing winds up to 50 miles an hour. not threatening populated areas. but if it stays on its current westward course it could be just north of puerto rico by monday. >> here's what you can expect weatherwise closer to home. the big, blue section right here stretching from the great lakes southwest to arizona means wet weather. look for especially severe storms in parts of minnesota, wisconsin, nebraska and kansas. also, expect some showers along the gulf coast. >> it's cooling off in the northeastern quadrant finally with temperatures in the 70s, 80s and some 90s in the west. and sizzling triple digits across much of the south. an event that takes place
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this time. thousands show up to watch. though, a sudden downpour threat tuned put a damper on things. >> talking about the annual pony swim off the coast of virginia. 130 ponies paddle from barrier island. an unexpected storm made the swim especially challenging, though it was probably a bigger problem for the human spectators than it was for the ponies. that's fascinating. >> yeah. the ponies love the water. are you kidding? they couldn't get enough of it. it was all the people on top of the ponies that were, like, uh. >> terrific. wonder how they know which day, tell where they're at. >> just there, watching them. i look how there are herders. >> they were driving the ponies. >> something that obviously should just happen in nature. but these herders are, like, let's keep the crowd safe. >> let's let them be natural at our speed. >> at our speed. we can watch them. and let's keep the crowd safe. you see all those guys on horses? >> yeah. cowboys. coming up, "the skinny," a big-name departure from "saturday night live."
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it is a murder case with a bizarre twist. a well-known shoe collector is dead, and her ex-boyfriend is under arrest.
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>> the victim in the guinness book of world records and made an appearance on reality tv show. the story from kabc's rob mcmillan. >> reporter: looking at the house from outside you can tell the person who lived here was a big fan of shoes. in fact 58-year-old darlene flynn was recently featured on the tlc show "my collection obsession." >> i have 14,999 shoe-related items. >> reporter: also featured on the show, flynn's boyfriend 29-year-old justin smith. >> darlene, that's all she talks about when she gets up in the morning is shoes, shoes, shoes. >> reporter: flynn and smith are in the news for a different reason. murder. flynn was found dead in her swimming pool the other day and now it's her boyfriend, the same one featured on the show with her, who's under arrest. >> i knew she was the world's record shoe holder or something, collection of shoes. she was really into shoes. >> reporter: but neighbor steven danford said he knew that not all was right between the couple next door.
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>> i'd hear her yelling. they would be fighting a little bit. every couple months or so, he would be fighting with her. and -- she, she would take off. and come back a couple hours later. they just did not get along real well, it seemed like, but he kept coming back. >> reporter: on monday, though, one neighbor called police because of all the yelling. when they arrived they found flynn's body in the backyard and found justin smith shirtless running away from the scene. he is now under arrest. >> my dad has been here 25 years, and this is a really quiet neighborhood. there's been eight houses for 20-plus years. this kind of stuff just doesn't happen out here. so, yeah, it's real sad. >> reporter: rob mcmillan, abc news. >> apparently he was convicted for selling one of her cars not long ago for $3,000 without her permission. >> right. we don't have a lot of information.
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you saw he didn't talk to any police officers or investigators involved in the case. so as far as evidence goes, all we know is he was seen running away from the scene, and he was shirtless. but there is a small clues i guess throughout the relationship that kind of indicate maybe there was trouble in paradise. not only the neighbors saying they were always yelling, although he kept coming back, there was also a post on facebook from her that said "lost 25 pounds since i got off the justin roller-coaster ride." obviously, talking about her boyfriend perhaps a breakup. sad. coming up, the bombshell, one celeb texted to another. >> a brand-new role for funny guy jimmy fallon, offstage. next in "the skinn hmm. [cell phone beeps] hey! [police whistle blows] [horns honking] woman: hey! [bicycle bell rings] turn here. there.
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we're talking talking "snl" cast members falling like flies. we have another one to add to the list. he made his announcement last night on the "letterman show." take a listen. >> i am definitely done. >> you're leaving? >> i am going to leave. not coming back next fall. >> you won't be back in the fall? >> no. >> if anybody doesn't recognize him, jason sudeikis known for his impersonation of vice president biden on "snl." he went on to say that last year he wanted to leave, but lorne michaels convinced him to stay because of the show's hit with his impersonations not only biden, but mitt romney which he did a good job of. bill hader and fred armisen also announced they won't be there in the fall. an entire new cast. >> awe big shoes to fill. >> i guess you should sign up before political presidential season.
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get that part. ride the wave. >> ride the wave. >> no more election, so hit the road. adam levine dates models, a heartbreaker. dated models in succession. >> a good-looking guy. >> talented. sings. all love a singer. in a little hot water. he told his ex about the model he is engaged to now by text message according to "the new york post." apparently she is heartbroken by this. i guess, what do you do, though? i mean -- that's the -- not sure which one is the ex. which one, anyway, they're both beautiful and blonde. >> one has a broken heart. >> if i haven't talked in a while, do i call you up, by the way, we haven't talked, i'm getting married. almost being obnoxious. >> if they weren't dating why does he have to let anybody know. when you find out you find out. >> there you go. the problems of the rich and famous. >> rich and famous. moving on to this, jimmy fallon welcomed a baby.
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he made the announcement on his show which is kind of interesting because nobody even really knew that they were pregnant or expecting a baby. take a listen to his announcement. >> welcome. welcome, everybody to late night with jimmy fallon. i am your host, dada. >> dada. >> oh, how sweet. jimmy fallon, 38, his wife, nancy, 46, welcomed a baby girl into the world. her name winnie rose. love that name. she was born tuesday at 6:21 in the morning. they are said to be overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter. it is the first child for the couple who married back in 2007. now, here's the thing. some people are saying they had never heard this that they were expecting. they're wondering, a little bit of speculation out there whether this was a surrogacy, or even an adoption. doesn't matter. everybody is happy for them. winnie rose has come into the word one way or another. and we couldn't be happier. congratulations to you, jimmy and nancy. >> big-time congrats. "magic mike," did you see
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the movie? >> i did not. i am upset i didn't. i heard. >> catch it on broadway. isn't that amazing? channing tatum confirming it is headed to broadway. i didn't know this, but the film based on his early days as a stripper. he was a stripper? there you go. anyway, tatum, tweeted the news. the broadway production will use his own experiences as a male dancer 12 years ago at the age of 19 in tampa, florida. according to tatum -- >> look at his moves. of course, he was a stripper. >> you look at his moves. the show will be produced by tatum and partner reid carolin and steven soderbergh. >> but none of that matters because he won't be in the show. >> he's also -- yeah, you're busy looking at that. the film went on to gross nearly $160 million. worldwide. >> look at the gyrating. it's incredible. now i absolutely have to go watch this movie. now i have plans for the
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weekend. >> it's coming to broadway. are you going to rent the movie? >> my gosh, you better believe i i'm going to rent that movie. >> ducis will watch it with you? i will lose all respect. does. >> ducis will watch it with you? hello? [ friend ] hey can you be ready in about 1 hour?
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because i think, they don't have anything that is equivalent to the royal family. so they really have gone gaga over this story, no pun intended. >> reporter: how much is too much? as head of an anti-monarchist pressure group you would hardly expect graham smith to be draped in a union flag, but he believes the media coverage is not just tiresome but irresponsible. >> completely over the top. completely inappropriate and completely one-sided. they have a responsibility to reflect the actual general public mood and not join in and encourage celebration. >> so yet it is rather ironic. here i am a tv reporter, reporting about the fact that some people think there has been too much reporting abut the royal birth. for many this has been a classic case of the media chasing its own tail. >> monarchy is about continuity, reaching back into the past
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looking for our roots in history and looking forward. i think the media are here because they realize that here is only a baby at this stage, we have a new generation of the royal family. we can see this institution, for better or worse, reaching forward into the end of the century and into the next century. >> reporter: the focus of the cameras will shift at some point. but for now fascination with the royal birth continues. amongst the media at least. tim moffett, bbc news. >> you know, it's just a question of degree. it's a charming story. everybody likes it. puts a smile on my face. just a question of how too much? >> right. sometimes it gets to be too much. because we o we talked about when she got to the hospital, when she was odmitted to the hospital. re gting breaking news. for colon cancer?
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good morning. i'm dianrez. good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here are some of the top stories we are following this morning on "world news now." former new england patriot aaron hernandez will be returned to a massachusetts court next month. he was there yesterday for what was supposed to be an evidence hearing, but it was delayed so a grand jury could continue hearing more evidence. his former coach meanwhile expressing regrets about the case for the first time. the death toll is expected to rise in one of spain's worst rail crashes in decades. the packed passenger train derailed around a curve. 40 killed. dozens injured. former nsa contractor edward snowden at the moscow airport application for asylum winding its way through the russian bureaucracy. the u.s. still urging that he be returned here to the u.s. a swarm of bees is to blame for a three-hour flight delay in
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charlotte. the bees kept the jet rolling away for departure. a beekeeper had to be called in to help before flight could take off. those are just some of our stories on this thursday, july 25th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good thursday, everybody. >> yes, it is. it's a good thursday. the weekend is all most here. and we are with this next story maybe going to put the royal baby to bed. >> yeah. i don't believe it. i don't believe it. >> no? not for a second. >> this is one in a string of ongoing baby stories. >> what else could we talk about? what comes next? we were about to tell you what the name is. what could come next in the royal baby -- >> first steps. >> that's private stuff. >> we'll think of something. don't worry. some scandal it is really not her baby. >> oh, no. >> mix-up in the maternity ward. they got the wrong one. >> i like that.
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>> that's good. let's get conspiracy going. >> let's do it. we begin this half-hour with the latest royal revelation after much anticipation. the future king now has a name. >> actually, he has three names. george alexander louis, and it comes with a pretty hefty title as well. abc's lama hasan has more from london. >> reporter: the final piece of the puzzle after proud parents william and kate introduce their son to the world. [ cheers and applause ] one reporter played a hunch shouting out, "have you called him george?" >> wait and see. wait and see. >> reporter: now the wait is over. george alexander louis. what's in a name? so many were hoping for a nod to princess diana's heritage. the name spencer was an american favorite. but british tradition ruled the day. there have been six kings of england named george, most recent king george vi, the queen's father. the story told in the academy award-winning film "the king's speech." people are talking about the baby monarch's moniker.
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>> i like it. my dad's name is george as well. >> reporter: just rolls off your tongue? >> george alexander louis. >> reporter: the biggest surprise according to the palace, william and kate will not be hearing a nanny yet. they want to take care of the baby themselves. but earlier this year they did hire a housekeeper. her responsibilities include cleaning and walking their dog. as for the expects army of valets, dressers, butlers and cooks, no plans for now. the modern royals left london for bucklebury. new dad in the front seat. see mom in the back next to the newly named george in his car seat. going to spend time as so many parents do with mom's family before william, after two weeks paternity leave has to get back to work. so the couple are now in the bucolic village of bucklebury to escape the crowds and the press for some privacy and time to bond with their boy george.
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llama hassan, abc new, outside kensington palace in london. president obama spreads his economic message with a trip today to florida. he's set to speak at the jacksonvil jacksonville port authority. during stops in the midwest yesterday, the president had harsh words for lawmakers in the nation's capitol. he told the crowd there has to bea way to break the gridlock. >> i'm laying out my ideas to give the middle class a better shot. so now it is time for you to lay out your idea. >> americans aren't asking where are the speeches? they're asking where are the jobs? >> next week the president visits a giant amazon.com center in tennessee where he will focus on boosting u.s. manufacturing and high-wage jobs. for the first time since the boston marathon bombing in april no victim waking up in the hospital this morning. the last one went home yesterday. yesterday. he lost his right leg above the knee. suffered several other serious
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injuries in the second bomb blast. he says he is looking forward to his wedding, hoping to walk down the aisle and maybe even dance. >> finally. that, that chapter is over. everybody is finally going home as far as the victims go. speaking of his injuries here, broken spine. broken bones on his left leg and foot. two ruptured eardrums, severe burns and shrapnel wounds. >> still has shrapnel in his heart. >> in his heart of all places. >> yeah. >> my goodness. well, hopefully a speedy recovery from here on out. >> it would be great to see him do a wedding dance. >> yes, it would. can't wait for that. pope francis has a packed schedule in rio, events that put him up close and personal with 1 million people. combine that with the pope's penchant for unpredictability and you have a security abc's alex marquardt trav with the o. >> reporter: the pope who prides himself on being a man of the people was right there among them.
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reachinguggid kissing unlike predecessors, pope francis is using an open jeep to be more accessible. no bulletproof popemobile for him. here in brazil the openness is causing security jitters. along with moments like this one when the wrong turn led to adoring supporters mobbing his car. it's a headache for security, but his modesty has energized the catholic church's youth. >> he is just really taking a new step and looking at humility in a totally different light which i think catholics all around the world needed. >> reporter: one of the biggest security tests will come when 1 million pilgrims expected to pack this famous copacabana beach for a prayer service led by the pope. pope francis once again taking his message out of the churches and right to the people. alex marquardt, abc news, rio. fishermen from long island, new york, expected home this morning after being plucked from the ocean. john aldridge, spent 12 hours in the water. it's believed he went overboard from his fishing vessel tuesday night as the crew was sleeping. he is being treated for dehydration, exposure and hypothermia. >> here is a look at today's weather.
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beautiful in the north west. north east, northern midwest. sunny, dry, mostly cooler conditions. lots of wet weather from the great lakes, southwest, into arizona, all along the gulf coast and parts of the mid-atlantic. >> you'll find the hottest spots in the south with the mercury topping 100 in some areas. 70s in the northeast. mid to high 80s almost everywhere else. stop us if you heard this one before. starts like this. bear wanders into a bar. >> unfortunately, this isn't a joke. we are not kidding. that's exactly what happened the other day at lonigan's irish pub in the heart of the colorado rockies. the black bear caught on surveillance video, here he comes, walked in after doing dumpster diving out back. the thing is, none of the apparently happy customers even realized there was a bear in the bar. >> amazing. the owner of the bar was philosophical saying "the mountains are bear territory not human territory." although the pub i like to sit at is definitely not bear territory, if you ask me. >> at least he was a docile bear. >> yeah, why didn't he just belly up? >> just wanted a couple drinks.
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there you go. to honor the bear, the bartenders at lonigans are offering shots in honor of the bear. >> drinks for life if you survived. >> head to lonigans. a political sex scandal that dates back centuries in throwback thursday. >> the broadening scandal that put anthony weiner's wife in an uncomfortable spot, resilience and your advice for her. >> the popular video showing an awkward situation on a flight. one passenger falls asleep on another. the guy who put up with this is now speaking out. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. er: "world news now" er: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united ot a nice long life. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80%
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♪ stand by your man ♪ give him two arms to cling to ♪ there you go. anthony weiner continues to campaign for mayor of new york city, his wife, huma abedin. >> her friends are surprised she's choosing to defend him. "up all night live." >> reporter: anthony weiner the man who desperately wants to be the next mayor of new york was back on message. his wife nowhere in sight. >> when people talk to me on the street, they don't want to talk about something in my past. they want to talk about their future. >> reporter: the man who could be described as a serial sexter isn't getting the attention his private wife huma is. after she played out the notion of stand by your man. >> this is the first time i have spoken at a press conference,
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and you'll have to bear with me because i'm very nervous. >> reporter: her decision to speak publicly perhaps the only shot at saving her husband's against-the-odds comeback. >> it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. but i made the decision that it was worth staying in this marriage. >> reporter: her move seems rather out of character for the woman whose largely remained in the shadows. >> a woman can't win in this situation because the guy has behaved so badly that there is nothing for a wife really to do. >> reporter: abedin has admitted in the past to seeking relationship advice from longtime friend and former boss, hillary clinton. >> i look up to her the way i look up to my mom. i get advice from her. she's constantly a support system to me. >> reporter: she appears to have taken a page out of hillary's book not just standi yhe man, but raising thousands of
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dollars, working her powerful connections behind the scenes to > know right now all the reasons why huma is making the choice she's making. >> it's so beautiful today. >> i think that there is an automatic tendency to want to preserve your marriage, to want to phe erf child, and in this case clear political ambitions. but it is highly problematic because what she is telling us is trust a liar. >> reporter: weiner confirmed he is staying in the race despite a growing chorus calling for him to drop out. advice it seems, heading huma abedin's way as well. abc news learned some of her friends are now telling her, this is no longer a good idea. for "nightline," i'm lindsey davis in new york. >> wow. brings us to the facebook responses now. yesterday we asked you if you were anthony weiner's wife what would you do? >> we have to note nearly all of the hundreds of responses we received were against anthony
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wiener, and lots of them are not airable. a sample of those that are. diane says, fool me once. shame on you.o >> carol says, i noticed in her speech she says she loves him, he was forgiven and would stand by him, but she didn't say she >> julia is taking a dramatic she s ctfing no more sexting. that's one way to get that done. >> yeah. amanda says, take away the phone. sheesh. this man has zero self-control. >> maurice, stick with him. like she is doing. of course that's what a man would say. >> that is, yeah, i agree with
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after this week's jaw-dropping news from anthony wiener about another sexting scandal, we decided to take a trip back in time this throwback thursday to look at some other political sex scandals. >> in our quest to educate as well as titillate, the interesting and infamous. >> we have to begin with the grandaddy of all modern sex scandals from 1998. >> i never told anybody to lie. i did not have sexual relations with that woman, ms. lewinsky. i never told anybody to lie. not a single time.
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>> that was january 1998. a nationally televised news conference that riveted america. clinton, of course, referring to contact with white house intern monica lewinsky. contact. set off a debate what constitutes sex. later that year the house of representatives impeached the president on the grounds of perjury. acquitted by the senate a few months later. >> during the impeachment debate, floodgates opened up. politicians clamored, the denouncement of the president. turned out many of those pointing the finger should have been pointing the thumb because they had skeletons of their own in their closets. >> i hate it when that happens. take former republican senator from iowa, larry craig who famously chastised clinton in this "meet the press" interview which happened in january 1998. >> the american people already know that bill clinton is a bad boy and naughty boy. i will speak out for the citizens of my state who in the majority think bill clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy. >> nasty, bad, naughty boy.
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well, senator craig turned out to know a thing or two about nasty, naughty little boys in 2007. craig was arrested. he later pled guilty to soliciting an undercover officer for sexual activity in a men's room. in the minneapolis-st. paul airport. that's not supposed to happen. if you're looking for strange, it doesn't get any more bizarre than this one. >> back to 1974, arkansas congressman, wilbur mills stopped by police in washington, d.c. >> police found him drunk and all scratched up from a scuffle with a stripper. she jumped out of the car and into a tidal basin to escape. >> despite all that, he was re-elected. but once again, fox back in the picture, jumped on stage with her on a burlesque house. and he later resigned. couldn't stay away. >> i don't know why he would resign after that. >> fanny was a heck of a woman. >> a fox.
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>> she was a fox. >> here's another one that may change the course of history. this one involves a promising political career, sex clubs, movie stars and a man who became president. >> jack ryan was the 2004 republican nominee for senate in illinois who used to be married to actress jerry ryan known for her role in "star trek voyager." >> the senate race was a nasty one. the press sued to have ryan's divorce records unsealed. in the records we discovered allegations from his ex-wife saying, ryan asked her to go to sex clubs, one in particular had cages and whips. i don't know what's wrong with that? >> really. elaborate, diana. >> what's wrong with that? >> i've got to keep reading. ryan withdrew from the race, and barack obama went on to win the senate seat. that changed everything. >> changed the course of history. we're going to go way back for this next one. >> 1800s. james buchanan, the 15th president of the united states, a lifelong bachelor, speculation endures about buchanan's sexuality. >> that's because check this out for 14 entire years he lived with william rufus king who was
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a senator from alabama and also happened to be the vice president under franklin pierce. now, historians say buchanan was our nation's very first gay president. >> that is fascinating. >> really the only one. because i haven't heard of another gay president since, have you? >> i think you will hear about one -- that sounds like you're -- >> am i asking for it? >> it is legal. >> it's totally fine to be gay. back in the 1800s. >> not so much. >> more taboo than now. >> definitely. their relationship so close, andrew jackson referred to them as ms. nancy and aunt fancy. him and his friend. aunt fancy. >> rufus king. i wonder which one was aunt fancy. >> aunt fancy was his friend. >> his friend. nothing wrong with having friends. what if they were good colleagues that liked to live together? >> is that so wrong? >> i don't think so. >> want to hear more about the cages and whips you said. >> i'm just saying, to each couple his own. they seemed to be into whips and
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cages. nothing wrong with that. nothing wrong at all. >> what she said. >> we'll be right back. >> diana. >> we've got to go cool down.
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♪ every day every day every day i write the book ♪ ♪ every day every day every day i write the book ♪ ♪ every day >> some people sleeping and flying go hand in hand. get the blanket, pillow. close your eyes. the next thing, you wake up at your destination. >> not bad at all. but then you have to think about this seat. they're small. not very comfortable. you can't blame people who want to stretch out, right? here is abc's david wright with an extreme example. >> reporter: as if the pat-downs and the meltdowns -- and the delays weren't indignity enough, at 35,000 feet, your personal space is precious. so when a perfect stranger
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encroaches fast asleep, major party foul. i don't know what to do, steve collin mouths. >> as soon as we started lifting up, she started drifting my way. she immediately became dead weight and pretty much kind of collapsed on me. >> reporter: which we all know can be nice if it is someone you love. but otherwise, kind of awkward. >> she just was not waking up. so eventually, i tried coughing loudly and things like that to just kind of startle her. >> reporter: like the seat back and the storage bin, it is part of the etiquette of shared spaces. what should you do? we asked author and flight attendant heather pool. her advice, ring the call button, ask for help. if all else fails, she says, you could create a buffer zone using blankets and pillows or try politely shaming them. what he did was film her and his reactions and post the video to youtube. it went viral. maybe the best revenge of all. >> i think she probably won't sleep on a plane again.
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i know i won't sleep on a plane again. >> reporter: he knows the next time it could be him. finally, he says, finally off of me. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> the flight isn't the only place it happens. so, public shaming she said. what if they don't wake up? >> sorry. did you say something? happens on the train all the time. >> my god, the train is the worst. >> subway trains in new york city. it happens a lot. >> they're probably homeless. that's the worst place to happen. the 7 train from queens into the city. >> if a babe like yourself fell asleep on my shoulder, i'd be, like, there, there. knock yourself out. >> drool. all over your nice suit. not so cute. >> not so cute. >> her face was blurred out. >> her face was way down there. like more than just being on the shoulder. almost on something else. >> a little too close to the neterregions. >> the nether regions. yes. >> announcer: every day more
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this morning on "world news now" -- defiant candidate. anthony weiner refuses to end his mayoral campaign in new york after the widening and embarrassing sexting scandal. >> we love this city and no one will work harder to make it better than anthony. >> the focus on weiner's wife under so much political and personal pressure. boy george. the newborn prince gets a name. what oddsmakers and historians are saying about the baby's name and what his parents are doing to stay away from the cameras. dream come true times two. not every golfer can hit a hole in one. this guy in illinois topped that. >> we all dream of getting the one hole in one. he accomplished it twice in one day. >> the once or twice in a lifetime achievement at the country club. it's thursday, july 25th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good thursday morning, everybody. popping in yellow today, diana. >> thank you very much. >> we're all talking about it. not your normal color. we like it. >> i know. it's a very different color. felt adventurous today. actually it works with the set. maybe it's my new color. i don't know. >> match my tie. >> electric yellow. >> it is electric yellow. we like it. >> i want to talk about the hole in one guy. >> we will. >> you are a golfer? >> i am a golfer. played all my life. well, not exactly. i took it up in my 20s. played a long time. never had a hole in one. two in one day. it's like playing the lottery. it's like mega millions. crazy. let's start about a favorite topic of ours, anthony wiener. >> oh, yeah. >> we begin with former congressman weiner continuing the campaign for new york city mayor despite the growing scandal. weiner was booed when he stepped to a microphone last night. >> he later won a round of applause when criticizing the city's housing authority. then there are the questions swirling around his wife. here's abc's linsey davis.
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>> reporter: undeterred by a growing chorus calling for him to drop out, anthony weiner made it clear he intends to stay in the race for new york city mayor. >> i have things in my background that i've talked about that are legitimate for people to discuss. they're behind me. >> reporter: the biggest vote of confidence from this woman, huma abedin. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. >> reporter: for years the 36-year-old was a power player operating in the shadows. she has now stepped into the spotlight. anthony's made some horrible mistakes. but i do very strongly believe that that is between us. >> reporter: the disgraced former congressman now admits his extramarital sexting continued after he resigned from congress, went away to rehab, even after huma gave birth to the couple's son. abedin's support of her husband has resulted in a firestorm of criticism. >> she was way too nice in that thing. he needs to be married to judge judy. >> reporter: online, some wrote
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scathing messages like huma weiner came off as a culpable fool. in the past, abedin admitted to seeking relationship advice from longtime friend and former boss, hillary clinton. >> i look up to her the way i look up to my mom. i get advice from her. she's constantly a support system to me. >> reporter: she appears to have taken a page out of hillary's book. >> we love this city. no one will work harder to make it better than anthony. >> reporter: but right now she is working hard for him. despite the new embarrassing revelations. abc news has learned some of abedin's friends are now telling her they're shocked she is digging in. this is no longer a good idea. she was not present at weiner's campaign event on wednesday night. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> wow. >> you know, your friends say a lot about you. to hear that huma abedin's friends are now saying they're surprised that this has been her reaction, i think it means that there were probably conversations at some point between her and her friends -- >> that she implied she might go
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another way? >> right. i am ready to draw a line in the sand somewhere. this might have been the line that she had implied. and now the fact that she is still staying, her friends are, like, that doesn't make sense. that's not what we had discussed. >> let's have a moment about the name he used, carlos danger. he's getting a lot of rolled eyes for this one. at a debate in the bronx, latino mayoral candidate said the use of carlos danger reflected poorly on hispanics. >> i mean, everybody's got an angle. so, of course, people are going to start using -- >> everybody has got an angle. very political. can't wait to hit him with whatever they can. >> whatever it is. >> making it too easy. >> he is. republicans haven't jumped in on this. all just democrats. >> sit back. >> like, we'll let you guys handle this. let us know when you are good and ready, and then we'll jump in. moving on to a developing story, this one from spain. the death toll is expected to rise following the derailment of a high-speed train. rescue crews worked frantically
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to free passengers trapped in that wreckage. at least 40 bodies covered in blankets lay next to the tracks. the crash happened an hour before sunset after the train emerged from a tunnel and derailed on a curve sending cars off the tracks. in maryland, federal transportation authorities are going to take a look at last friday's dramatic crash on the chesapeake bay bridge. a 22-year-old woman's car was struck from behind by a big rig it then went over the bridge's railing and into the water. the woman was able to escape from her sinking car and was eventually rescued. federal investigators will look into whether any nationwide safety issues played a role in that crash. crews working to control the out-of-control fire on a natural gas rig say they won't get anywhere until engineers can drill relief to stop the leak. good news is that work could begin as early as today near the partially collapsed rig off the coast of louisiana. abc's ryan owens has the latest. >> reporter: the fireball is consuming this massive metal rig in the gulf of mexico. its platform melting away as natural gas spews from the well. 44 workers used life capsules like these to safely evacuate the rig owned by houston-based hercules offshore.
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after a blowout at the well sent gas pouring into the water and formed an explosive cloud around the rig that finally ignited. this well is about 55 miles off the coast of south louisiana. in the same general area of the gulf as the deepwater horizon spill three years ago. that disaster killed 11 people and gushed millions of barrels of oil into the water over an astounding 87 days. experts say while this burning rig may bring back bad memories it will not bring that sort of devastation. >> we've just got to realize, this natural gas, it's burning off completely. >> reporter: it could burn just like this for months. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. now to a bizarre flight delay in north carolina. a planeload of people grounded by a swarm of bees. a us airways flight from charlotte to indianapolis took off three hours late because the bees had surrounded a tug vehicle used to push the plane back from the gate. there were so many of these bees on the tug that the driver couldn't get anywhere near it.
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>> the fire department came. and medics and all that. >> looking out the window just a million bugs. i don't know how to describe it. >> at some point they called in a beekeeper. when he finally arrived, it got cleared up right away. but that was, like, two hours. >> reporter: so after the two hours, the beekeeper, you heard the man say, managed to round up the bees. none were able to get inside the cabin. luckily no one was hurt in the incident. nsa leaker edward snowden remains a man without a country. he awaits asylum in russia. lawyers working with snowden say the issue has not been resolved. earlier reports indicated snowden may be able to leave the moscow airport soon, but that turned out not to be the case. the u.s. wants him returned here. >> he is not a human rights activist. he is somebody who has been accused of leaking classified information. and that russia still has the ability to do the right thing and facilitate his return. >> on capitol hill efforts to restrict the nsa collection of
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hundreds of millions of americans' phone records failed yesterday in the house. president obama has nominated caroline kennedy to be the next u.s. ambassador to japan. the daughter of president kennedy is a lawyer and best-selling author, and she's being rewarded for the 2008 endorsement that helped put the president in the white house. kennedy has no expertise in japan. but her family ties and close relationship with the president are seen as a major asset. the royal waiting game is finally over. we now know what to call the world's most famous baby. the duke and duchess of cambridge have named their firstborn george alexander louis. abc's nick schifrin tells us what's in a name. >> reporter: whatever you do, don't call him boy george. nothing less than his royal highness, prince george alexander louis of cambridge. alexander reportedly kate's choice. louis for prince charles's favorite uncle, louis mountbatten. there have been 15 georges with decidedly mixed results. george iii lost a few colonies which became known as the united
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states. and george vi overcame a stutter united a nation and helped save the world from nazis as seen in "the king's speech." >> we can only do right as we see the light. >> reporter: as late as yesterday, george was the bettors' first choice. >> money continues to pour in by the pram load. george and james there. consistent front-runners. >> reporter: a very bad day if you are a bookie but a good day for the monarchy. england is still buzzing from the celebrations. the champagne. the cannons. >> fire! >> reporter: mom and dad are now with kate's parents north of london, enjoying private time with his royal highness, the prince of cambridge. or maybe just calling him boy george. nick schifrin, abc news, london. >> boy george. you knew they were going -- they had to do something with the name. >> immediately. >> so there you go. an easy one. softball. >> cute.
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>> it is cute. you could say former president h.w. bush is looking rather aerodynamic these days as in he doesn't have much hair. his new look is our favorite story of the day. >> it really is. president bush shaved his head in support of the young son of one of his secret service agents. the youngster named patrick is battling leukemia and is losing his hair as a result. >> the 89-year-old former president got the idea to get his head shaved as he saw members of his secret service detail doing the same thing. nice going, mr. president, and all the best to patrick. that is cute, huh? >> really is. really is my favorite story of the day. i almost picked a different one. but i'm glad i went with this one instead. this one is great. just kind of a little background here for you. apparently former president bush and his wife barbara lost their second child then 4-year-old robin bush to leukemia, 60 years ago. makes sense why he would do this. >> sure does. coming up, imagine a town where every building is painted the exact same shade of blue. and it's a good thing. and with americans spending $55 billion a year on pets, we have some doggone good money-saving advice when it
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as expensive as having kids these days. >> two of three americans have a pet, and that translated into about $55 billion a year on spending on our animals. billion with a "b." but apparently it doesn't have to be that way. here is abc's paula faris with some great tips on saving money. >> reporter: the seversons can't imagine life without their lab, 5-year-old buddy, and the newest member of their family, 3-month-old maverick. but at $50 a week for food, $35 on toys and teething treats, grooming costs more than their kids' haircuts, they're spending a fortune on fido. >> $120 a week. a little over $6,000 a year. right now -- >> thanks for telling me. >> reporter: but our animal insider, veterinarian dr. liz hanson says canine costs don't have to put your family budget in the doghouse. tip number one -- dr. hanson recommends apps like pet care services to compare prices of
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area groomers, dog walkers and animal hospitals. >> click on that. it shows you how to get there. >> reporter: tip two for your pets' meds, dr. hanson reveals you don't always have to buy from your vet. >> the markup at the veterinary hospital. >> reporter: the markup can hit 160%. so to make sure you're getting the best price, go to the good rx pets brand-new free website. for just one of buddy's prescriptions we found four vastly different prices. >> wow. >> reporter: $27, $31, $36, $112 for the same prescription. >> reporter: when you are ready to buy, consider amazon's subscribe and save. save 15%. and they'll deliver for free. and by the way, tip number four, next time your family is away try dogvacay.com. dog lovers in your town sign up to pamper pups from their own homes. and they're about 40% cheaper than a kennel.
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and finally, tip number five, the cheapest and easiest way to add years to your dog's life, is by brushing their teeth daily. if you don't -- >> it can lead to significant kidney disease, it can lead to significant heart failure. >> reporter: adding it all up, the seversons saved $1,630 a year. that's a lot of doggy dinero. since we interviewed the seversons, their puppy required surgery, so they're facing a $3,600 bill. since they have pet insurance they will be reimbursed 70%. pet insurance was right for their family. it really depends on the breed. if you are considering, make sure you consult with your veterinarian. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> really can add up. >> now i know why ducis told me, "a kid or a pet." >> it can add up. both of them. still to come -- skill or
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luck, you decide. >> we'll introduce you to a guy who managed to get two holes in one in the same round. what the moon may have had to do with it. >> blame it on the moon. and ahead in our next half hour, the worldwide news coverage of the royal birth, the sensational story, the new name, the resources focused on it, the criticism. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. stations.
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♪ ♪ it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ♪ all right. here is something you don't see every day. a guy hitting two holes in one in the same round. >> that's just what happened to a guy playing a leisurely game in chicago. we get more from wls. >> reporter: 64-year-old paul dombrowski loves to golf. he hit a hole in one on the par 3, third hole. minutes later he accomplished
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the near impossible when he got his second hole in one on the par 3 5th hole. >> that's luck. luck and just good fortune. i guess. you get excited. and you kind of -- it kind of answers one of your dr of you get excited. and you kind of -- it kind of answers one of your dreams of always getting the hole in one. the second one was just -- i was, like, stunned. i didn't believe it myself. i was like -- this can't be really happening. the third hole was 160 yards. the fifth hole was 140. >> reporter: dombrowski's golfing partner witnessed the whole thing. >> i have been playing 40 years, i have yet to get a hole in one. to get two in one day, i thought this was a special day. >> we all dream of getting the one hole in one. he accomplished it twice in one day. >> is this one of the best things that's ever happened to you? >> i guess you are supposed to say it was the birth of your children. but this is right up there, i guess. >> reporter: a hole in one for a golfer is a dream come true.
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but two hole in ones in the same round is unheard of. paul says he doesn't think that tiger woods has ever done that, and he would love to play him. the lynnwood resident doesn't believe tiger woods has ever gotten two hole in ones in the same round of golf. >> rumor has it he hasn't. if he wants a shot at me i will take him on. >> reporter: meanwhile, the two golfing partners will continue to play their daily game of golf and hope for another lucky day. >> it is mind-boggling. if you don't play golf, you might be, like, hole in one, whatever. it might as well be mega millions times ten. it's just mind-boggling. >> i love how his friend is, like, i've been playing for who years. i have never gotten a hole in one. never gotten two holes in one. >> i've been playing 30 years, i've never gotten a hole in one. >> clearly not excited about his friend getting two holes in one. that's exactly what you wear on the golf course. isn't it? >> if you want to get beat up by neighborhood bullies. there you go. by the way, really quickly, a hole in one happened day before yesterday.
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jeff daniels from "the newsroom" got a hole in one. he was playing in michigan. holes in one up for grabs. >> i haven't gone out for a round this season. >> you may got a hole in one. >> i am going to play. >> we'll be back. >> i am going to play.
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hotwire.com. ♪ >> man: save big on car rentals too, from $11.95 a day. "the mix" time. tough times in some countries in europe right now still with the recession. spain is one of them. one spanish hillside town chasing the recession blues by keeping their homes blue. an interesting story. >> really? >> in 2011, a spanish hillside town painted all the buildings blue. you won't believe the reason why. it was a promotion for a cartoon smurf movie. all right. the town calculated that 210,000 tourists have visited since they painted themselves blue two years ago. they keep coming. so the town unanimously voted to keep the homes blue instead of painting them traditional white. and they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars keeping them blue. apparently the tourists just keep coming. so there you go. keeping it blue. >> i love that idea. very cute. moving on to a very, very
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interesting vending machine set up at an airport in south africa. take a look at this. it's interactive. all you have to do is go up to it, yawn, and it will dispense coffee for you. it has this built-in facial-recognition software. so the machine is able to detect over 200 yawns, and the machine gives you a cup of coffee as a reward for being tired. we need to install one next to me. >> spitting out coffee nonstop. >> nonstop with the amount of yawning that happens. let's do a wedding proposal du jour. this is a good one. i like this one. put up the picture of clifford smith, that, of clarksville, tennessee, and his girlfriend, rachel weekley, 25. he had the idea to bring her out on a plane, say he was doing research for graduate work in school. cut out a heart in a field. used 42 bedsheets, there it is, and 15-foot letters, and she was just absolutely thrilled. of course she said yes. she said, i turned around. looked at him. he had the box. and i said yes and started crying.
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it was awesome. it was unbelievable. >> i love that. sticking with the wedding theme. check this out. rsvp cards are pretty standard. if you get an rsvp card, it's either yes or no, happily accept, regrettably decline, going or not going. a couple in chicago, katie and chris who came up with a clever rsvp card. take a look at it. it's pretty involved so i'll read some of them to you. basically it says yes, i will be attending because, two words, free booze. yes, i will be attending because, in your wedding party, idiot. wait. is this optional? a couple more on the yes part. then in the no section. i won't be attending because i'm lane. a scale of one to ten, my lameness would be in the 9.5 to 9.8 range. my favorite, i will be watching the cubs win the world series, that part is scratched out. and then it says, these options are meant to be circumstances that can actually happen. >> clever. >> the cubs are never goin
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this morning on "world news now" -- disturbing details in the aaron hernandez murder investigation. what detectives are uncovering as the new england patriots' coach speaks out about this case for the first time. real-life drama. the california woman known to reality tv fans for record-breaking shoe collection. thousands of pairs is found murdered. who did it? enough already. that's what some critics are saying about the worldwide news coverage devoted to the british couple and the newborn prince. why it's sensational for many and irritating for others. a bittersweet break-up, adam levine's breakup and the unusual way he announced his pick for one over the other. it's thursday, july 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. happy thursday, everybody.
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>> happy thursday. i'm not so happy about adam levine's choice for his breakup. not a good mode of communication. >> right. yes. we'll talk about that. >> yeah, we've got a little more information on that. >> let your ex know you are proposing to somebody else, probably best to do it in person. >> maybe. >> maybe. >> maybe in person so they can smack you like you deserve, right? girls, right? >> maybe he did the right thing. moving on to some serious news. beginning with the murder case involving aaron hernandez, new documents relating to the case could be released as early as this afternoon. >> and meanwhile, hernandez remains in custody following a brief court appearance. abc's brandi hitt has the details on this. >> reporter: former new england patriot aaron hernandez stood emotionless as prosecutors in massachusetts asked to delay his probable cause hearing because a grand jury is still considering evidence pulled from hernandez's apartment. >> what they found was boxes of ammunition consistent with the caliber that was recovered at the homicide scene. >> reporter: the 23-year-old is
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accused of murdering semi-pro player odin lloyd in an industrial park last month. court documents reveal one of his two alleged accomplices told police hernandez admitted to shooting mr. lloyd. >> having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigation is a terrible thing. >> reporter: patriots' coach bill belichick spoke to reporters for the first time since the arrest and said he is primarily responsible for recruiting players. >> we stress high character, and we stress making good decisions. we'll continue to do this, and we'll work to do a better job of it. >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell abc news investigators are focusing on whether lloyd was killed because of information he might have had about a double homicide last year. hernandez is being investigated in connection with that drive-by shooting outside a boston nightclub. >> well, that's a pretty strong motive. they've just got to be able to prove it. >> reporter: aaron hernandez who
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has pleaded not guilty is held without bail with his next court appearance in august. brandi hitt abc news. los angeles. a cleveland woman has been convicted of killing her fiance by poisoning his raspberry iced tea with antifreeze. holly mcfeature could face life in prison following this conviction. prosecutors say mcfeature want to end the relationship with her fiance who is the father of her two children. the defense tried to claim he drank antifreeze to commit suicide. the father of trayvon martin is on a mission, vowing to keep trayv trayvon's name in a positive way and not dragged through the mud as he says it was during the george zimmerman trial. as for zimmerman, his first post verdict foray into the public eye is raising some questions now. here is abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: they were the words of a father channeling anguish into action on capitol hill. >> i vow to do everything in my power not to give up the fight for him, not only to fight for trayvon but to fight for so many
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other young, black and brown boys of this country. >> reporter: after george zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin, his father, tracy martin, made the opening remarks at the first-ever meeting of the congressional caucus on black men and boys. martin, a truck driver by profession, has appeared in multiple interviews and public appearances since the july 13th verdict. george zimmerman had all but disappeared until last week when police say he happened upon an suv that rolled over and helped the family of four escape the vehicle. witnesses called 911. >> there was tons of smoke and other people are starting to rush toward the vehicle. >> zimmerman's lawyer acknowledged the incident was awfully coincidental and invited the family to tell its side of the story. but fearful of retribution, the family backed out. >> they're fighting. they're worried. literally trembling voices. >> did they change their phone number? not answering the phone? asked for police at their house? >> they have done all that. >> reporter: one man trying to keep the spotlight on his son. the other in hiding.
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matt gutman, abc news. orlando. in spain a train crash killed dozens of passengers. that toll is expected to rise. rescuers were working to free people trapped inside the derailed cars. the train was packed with christian pilgrims traveling to a religious festival in the northwestern part of the country. a rookie member of the tennessee titans is being hailed for helping rescue a family from a burning vehicle. linebacker jonathan willard was driving off to training camp and saw smoke from an suv. when the driver pulled over, willard and a witness helped a woman, three kids and a dog get out. moments later that suv exploded. >> at the time it wasn't scary like -- i guess i just figured that i had to do it. but afterwards, i realized, you know, how dangerous and how scary it really was. >> willard stayed at the scene until firefighters arrived and extinguished the suv. he is an undrafted free agent trying to win a spot with the titans. >> he is officially my sentimental favorite to make the
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titans. wow! what a great guy. >> i think so, too. he said, i am not a hero, just at the right place at the right time. >> and he added, "i give the glory to god." total home run. >> come on, titans. just for that. >> no slouch. led the clemson team in tackles last year. so he's a good player. even though he's undrafted. >> he is. a player. there you go. come on, titans. >> rooting for you. a federal judge put a stop to lawsuits threatening detroit's bankruptcy and declared that he will handle any challenges. the decision is considered a victory for the city but a threat to the pension plans of thousand of retirees. the ruling does not mean the bankruptcy can move forward. the judge still has to weigh the facts. that could take three months. president obama applauding a possible compromise deal on student loans. the senate passed a bill which would repeal the doubling of interest rates that went into effect on july 1st. mr. obama is now urging the house to quickly approve the bill. well, here's another sign that real estate market is rebounding. the number of new homes sold just jumped to its highest level in five years.
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nearly a half million single family homes sold last month despite an increase in mortgage rates. the average sale price is also up about $17,000 over last year. analysts say the trend could provide an overall boost to the entire economy. forecasters say tropical storm dorian popped up in the eastern atlantic. dorian is centered off the coast of west africa, packing winds up to 50 miles an hour. and for now it's not threatening populated areas. but if it stays on its current westward course it could be just north of puerto rico by monday. >> here's what you can expect weatherwise closer to home. the big, blue section right here stretching from the great lakes southwest to arizona means wet weather. look for especially severe storms in parts of minnesota, wisconsin, nebraska and kansas. also, expect some showers along the gulf coast. >> it's cooling off in the northeastern quadrant finally with temperatures in the 70s, 80s and some 90s in the west. and sizzling triple digits across much of the south. an event that takes place every year at this time. thousands show up to watch. though, a sudden downpour threat
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to put a damper on things. >> talking about the annual pony swim off the coast of virginia. 130 ponies paddle from barrier island. an unexpected storm made the swim especially challenging, though it was probably a bigger problem for the human spectators than it was for the ponies. that's fascinating. >> yeah. the ponies love the water. are you kidding? they couldn't get enough of it. it was all the people on top of the ponies that were, like, uh. >> terrific. i wonder how they know what they're going to do. i wonder if they can just tell where they're at? >> just there, watching them. i look how there are herders. >> they were driving the ponies. >> something that obviously should just happen in nature. but these herders are, like, let's keep the crowd safe. >> let's let them be natural at our speed. >> at our speed. sew that we can watch them, and let's keep the crowd safe. you see all those guys on horses? >> yeah. cowboys. coming up, "the skinny," a big-name departure from "saturday night live." the story of the week globally. a british heir to the throne is
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it is a murder case with a bizarre twist. a well-known shoe collector is dead, and her ex-boyfriend is under arrest. >> the victim in the guinness book of world records and made
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an appearance on reality tv show. the story from kabc's rob mcmillan. >> reporter: looking at the house from outside you can tell the person who lived here was a big fan of shoes. in fact 58-year-old darlene flynn was recently featured on the tlc show "my collection obsession." >> i have 14,999 shoe-related items. >> reporter: also featured on the show, flynn's boyfriend 29-year-old justin smith. >> darlene, that's all she talks about when she gets up in the morning is shoes, shoes, shoes. >> reporter: flynn and smith are in the news for a different reason. murder. flynn was found dead in her swimming pool the other day and now it's her boyfriend, the same one featured on the show with her, who's under arrest. >> i knew she was the world's record shoe holder or something, collection of shoes. she was really into shoes. >> reporter: but neighbor steven danford said he knew that not all was right between the couple next door.
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>> i'd hear her yelling. they would be fighting a little bit. every couple months or so, he would be fighting with her. and he'd come back and come back a couple hours later. they just did not get along real well, it seemed like, but he kept coming back. >> reporter: on monday, though, one neighbor called police because of all the yelling. when they arrived they found flynn's body in the backyard and found justin smith shirtless running away from the scene. he is now under arrest. >> my dad has been here 25 years, and this is a really quiet neighborhood. there's been eight houses for 20-plus years. this kind of stuff just doesn't happen out here. so, yeah, it's real sad. >> reporter: rob mcmillan, abc news. >> apparently he was convicted for selling one of her cars not long ago for $3,000 without her permission. >> right. we don't have a lot of information. you saw he didn't talk to any police officers or investigators
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involved in the case. so as far as evidence goes, all we know is he was seen running away from the scene, and he was shirtless. but there were small clues, i guess, throughout the relationship that kind of indicate maybe there was trouble in paradise. not only the neighbors saying they were always yelling, although he kept coming back, there was also a post on facebook from her that said "lost 25 pounds since i got off the justin roller-coaster ride." obviously, talking about her boyfriend and perhaps a break-up. that's sad. coming up, the bombshell, one celeb texted to another. and a brand-new role for funny guy jimmy fallon, offstage. next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc statio
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we're talking about "snl" cast members falling like flies. we have another one to add to the list. he made his announcement last night on the "letterman show." take a listen. >> i am definitely done. >> you're leaving? >> i am going to leave. not coming back next fall. >> you won't be back in the fall? >> no. >> if anybody doesn't recognize him, jason sudeikis known for his impersonation of vice president biden on "snl." he went on to say that last year he wanted to leave, but lorne michaels convinced him to stay because of the show's hit with his impersonations not only biden, but mitt romney which he did a pretty good job of. bill hader and fred armisen also announced they won't be there in the fall. so we have an entire new cast, which is going to be interesting. >> big shoes to fill. i guess you should sign up before political presidential season. get that part. ride the wave. >> ride the wave. >> no more election, so hit the
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road. >> make some movies. why not? adam levine dates models, a heartbreaker. dated models in succession. >> a good-looking guy. sure. >> and he's talented. sings. all love a singer. apparently he got in a little hot water. he told his ex about the model he is engaged to now by text message according to "the new york post." apparently she is heartbroken by this. i guess, what do you do, though? i mean -- that's the -- not sure which one is the ex. which one -- anyway, they're both beautiful and blonde. >> one has a broken heart. >> if i haven't talked in a while, do i call you up, by the way, we haven't talked, i'm getting married. almost like you're being obnoxious. >> if they weren't dating why does he have to let anybody know that he's getting married? who cares? you find out when you find out, unless we're dating. >> there you go. go with this model. the problems of the rich and famous. >> rich and famous. moving on to this, jimmy fallon welcomed a baby. he made the announcement on his
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show which is kind of interesting because nobody even really knew that they were pregnant or expecting a baby. take a listen to his announcement. >> welcome. welcome, everybody, to "late night with jimmy fallon." i am your host, dada. >> dada. >> oh, how sweet. jimmy fallon, 38, his wife, nancy, 46, welcomed a baby girl into the world. her name winnie rose. love that name. she was born tuesday at 6:21 in the morning. they are said to be overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter. it is the first child for the couple who married back in 2007. now, here's the thing. some people are saying they had never heard that they were expecting. they're wondering, a little bit of speculation out there whether this was a surrogacy, or even an adoption. doesn't matter. everybody is happy for them. winnie rose has come into the world one way or another, and we couldn't be happier. congratulations to you, jimmy and nancy. >> big-time congrats. "magic mike," did you see
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the movie? >> i did not. i am upset i didn't. i've heard. >> you can catch it on broadway. how's that? isn't that amazing? channing tatum confirming it is headed to broadway. i didn't know this, but the film based partially on his early days as a stripper. >> yes, that i know. >> he was a stripper? there you go. anyway, tatum, tweeted the news. reporting on tuesday the broadway production will use his own experiences as a male dancer 12 years ago at the age of 19 in tampa, florida. according to tatum's officials -- >> look at his moves. of course, he was a stripper. >> while you look at his moves, the show will be produced by tatum and partner reid carolin and steven soderbergh. >> but none of that matters because he won't be in the show. >> he's also -- yeah, you're busy looking at that. the film went on to gross nearly $160 million. worldwide. >> look at the gyrating. it's incredible. now i absolutely have to go watch this movie. now i have plans for the
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>> i figured that would be your reaction. it's coming to broadway. are you going to rent the movie? >> my gosh, you better believe i i'm going to rent that movie. >> if ducis watches it with you, i will lose all respect. >> ducis will watch it with you? hello? [ friend ] hey can you be ready in about 1 hour?
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and for a clean and fresh toilet with every flush, try lysol no mess automatic cleaner. ♪ now to the news about the news. we are talking about the coverage of the royal baby. >> the media taking flak from some people for overkill. it's not just in the states. prince george's birth dominating headlines worldwide. more from bbc's tim moffett. >> it's happened. it's so exciting. >> whoo hoo! >> congratulations, will and kate. [ speaking foreign language ] kate middleton. >> reporter: make no mistake, the world's media loves this story. >> i can't even begin to tell you how big it is especially in the states. because i think, they don't have
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anything that is equivalent to the royal family. so they really have gone gaga over this story, no pun intended. >> reporter: how much is too much? as head of an anti-monarchist pressure group you would hardly expect graham smith to be draped in a union flag, but he believes the media coverage is not just tiresome. it's irresponsible. >> completely over the top. completely inappropriate and completely one-sided. they have a responsibility to reflect the actual general public mood and not join in and encourage celebration. >> so yet it is rather ironic. here i am a tv reporter, reporting about the fact that some people think there has been too much reporting abut the royal birth. for many this has been a classic case of the media chasing its own tail. >> monarchy is about continuity, reaching back into the past looking for our roots in history and looking forward. i think the media are here because they realize that here
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is only a baby at this stage, we have a new generation of the royal family. we can see this institution, for better or worse, reaching forward into the end of the century and into the next century. >> reporter: the focus of the cameras will shift at some point. but for now fascination with the royal birth continues. amongst the media at least. tim moffett, bbc news. >> you know, it's just a question of degree. it's a charming story. everybody likes it. puts a smile on my face. just a question of how much is too much? >> right. sometimes it gets to be too much. because we overdo it. unfortunately, sometimes we overdo stories. this is one of the ones i happen to think we overdo. we talked about when she got to the hospital, when she was admitted to the hospital. >> wait a minute. >> the name of the baby.
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making news in america this morning, remaining defiant amid a sex scandal, anthony weiner still on his quest to lead the nation's largest city. as the latest woman comes forward soon possibly. railcars split in half and piled one on top of the other. the train tragedy in spain gets even worse as the death toll continues to rise over the night. also, rookie to the rescue. an nfl player saves a family from a burning car. why he likely made it to the scene just in time. and dancing queen. a young girl gets some face time during a newscast and shows off her moves. and a good thursday morning to you.

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