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a coordinated team of four thieves smashed a pickup truck through the door of a tiffany's in walnut creek, california. once inside, the men went on a stealing spree, loading the loot and fleeing in a getaway car waiting for them outside. >> outside of tiffany's is pretty secure. quite a feat to get in. on the inside their merchandise is secure. took them a while. probably longer than they anticipated. >> no suspects just yet. witnesses say the getaway car, not the one you are looking at there was a white suv as opposed to a pickup truck. yikes. >> yikes. anyone who has watched a baseball game knows plenty of bats break. that's when the bat boy swings into action and helps get the pieces off the field. >> exactly. but that wasn't exactly how it went on wednesday night. in atlanta. that's a real bat. a real, live bat, bouncing around. >> oh, my gosh. >> he has it. >> landed in the infield.
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a braves player, picked it up. passed it to a bat boy. carried it in the towel. >> the weirdest part might have been when he got to the braves dugout. one player took a peek and thought better of it. no one was bitten. there it is. >> oh. i don't know that i would want to have to. >> oh, never mind. i don't want to look at it. i don't want to touch tip. are you a sports fan? >> yeah. >> a team? >> miami marlins, right. >> i will give you a pass. coming from miami, i understand way too beautiful to sit in a stadium and watch anything for more than half an hour. you want to be at the beach. right. >> sure you miss it. >> all right. coming up. more veterans are finding peace in quite an unlikely place. >> how horses are helping calm the troubled spirits of our nation's heroes. you are watching "world news now." ♪ hey hey sha-la-la who's going to ride your wild horses ♪
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investigators are still trying to figure out this morning what exactly went wrong in a high-flying tragedy over the swiss alps. >> a daredevil who made his mark during last year's olympics in england took a leap from the
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mountains yesterday. sadly it ended his life. abc's ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: he had the world holding its breath, jumping from a helicopter dressed as james bond and gliding with the union jack parachute right into olympic stadium in london during olympic ceremonies last year. but daredevil mark sutton wore another kind of suit, a wing suit. and what people can do in them may be as dangerous as anything 007 did. sutton had his own youtube channel to demonstrate how the suits allowed him to fly faster and maneuver around mountains. the 42-year-old leaped from a helicopter more than 10,000 feet above the swiss alps, plunging at 150 miles an hour, he slammed into the side of a mountain dying instantly. investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. i'll show you how it really works. this man has done similar jumps hundred of times. here he is gliding around the
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matterhorn. look closely you see the plane flying by him. >> people that do it, assume the risk. if you to it, it's because you dreamed of doing it. if you die living your dream, so be it. >> reporter: a sport undeniably cool, allowing humans to take flight to thread an impossibly scary needle, like plunging through this hole in a chinese cave. all with precision the best can hit a balloon this close to the ground. it is so thrilling because it looks so dangerous. a deadly reminder, it really is. ryan owens, abc news, los angeles. >> so experienced. look at those unbelievable pictures. >> yeah, a sad story. you see them. when you have the helmet cam. doesn't look like they're going so fast. when you see things far away. plane, bird, or the balloon. really no way to tell by just looking at him how fast they're going. going 145 miles an hour. >> unbelievable. >> imagine slamming into the side of a mountain going that
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quickly. no way you can survive something like that. >> awful, awful. >> moving on to this, ahead in the next half hour. bridging the transition from war time to peacetime. >> with one of nature's gentle giants. the story of one vet who is paying it forward for a new generation of vets. >> ahead in the next half hour, getting in shape can cost a fortune. we will show you how to save dollars while shedding pound. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ and a problem that generations of our war heroes have encountered after fighting with valor, not being able to find peace back on the home front. >> one remarkable veteran discovered the therapeutic powers of working with horses. with some help from friend at
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espn here is abc's john donvan. >> reporter: why horses help, that's the mystery. but they do, or did. a generation or so and another american war ago when the men in the co-pilot's seat here, bob nevins want off to fight in vietnam and then came home again. he found that working with horses was the thing that soothed him best. >> i realized then there was some kind of deep emotional connection that actually opened people up. >> reporter: now nevins is passing it forward inviting these iraq war veterans for a three-day program he runs called saratoga war horse. behind the corral fence, racing thoroughbreds, now retired from the game. and these men, it is memory that wounds them. for specialist t.j. hawkins it was watching his best friend die in action. >> he meant a lot, the best brother anybody could ask for.
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>> reporter: nef -- >> reporter: nevins send him out into the corral and guide him on making a connection. and it begins. horse to man. man to horse. >> i didn't want anybody to ask me about any good experiences in iraq, any bad experiences. >> reporter: but these creatures don't ask. they don't remind of the past. >> good boy. >> reporter: if anything they stand for life. for breath. for a strong heart beating in the present. >> you're on top of the world. it was amazing. >> good stuff. >> i'm not here to fix anyone. but i am here to give them an experience that can change their lives. >> john donvan. amazing. i think working with any kind of animal uplifts everybody's spirits. doesn't matter who they are where they come from what their
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this morning on "world news now" -- turmoil in egypt. the nation braces for what's being called a friday of anger as the international community pleads for restraint. >> also this morning, showing strength. hannah anderson appears in public for the first time since her kidnapping nightmare. as details emerge about what she and her family endured. >> plus, shedding a few pounds can mean parting with a few dollars. we'll share tips on how to trim the fat on a gym budget. ? the skinny -- >> breaking barriers, a pro athlete in the most macho of sports comes out. it's friday, august 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. >> good morning, everybody. look who it is. the nicest guy in the building. >> oh. >> i have to tell you, you got a
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ringing endorsement from our old friend, rob nelson. everybody out there knows. i told him you were filling in. he said, "gio is nicer than disneyland." >> i love disneyland. >> we are excited to have you here. so you have been with us for how long now? >> seven months. >> seven months. >> you have essentially traveled the entire country. it feels like people hear your voice, you are some where different every time. >> it's awesome. >> have you had a day off? >> a few. a couple. a few -- here and there i get one. >> we are excited to have you. >> who want a day off working here? >> i know. >> okay, gio. sure. you keep drinking that kool-aid. welcome in, we are going to get started, there is the kool-aid. he is drinking it. >> there it is. >> show everybody what you have got over there, your jug of kool-aid. i am surprised he hasn't had to go use the bathroom more often. >> i can't drink the coffee. i need caffeine. green tea, right. >> look at this thing. look how much you have drank, you haven't had to use the bathroom yet.
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>> let's put it away. >> we don't know what's in the jug. maybe he has used the bathroom. >> that's disgusting, gio. >> that was gross. >> that was gross. >> let's get started from that to hard news. let's do it. >> we begin this half hour with the threat of more violence in egypt. today, the muslim brotherhood is calling for a show of defiance against the country's generals. >> more than 600 people have already died in the crackdown which began wednesday. abc's larry jacobs as more. >> reporter: is this violence the opening chapter of an egyptian civil war, the question hangs over the country as fighting for those for and against ousted morsi shed blood in the streets. the egyptian confirms that at least 600 people were killed wednesday when state security forces stormed pro-morsi 'em km -- encampments. >> this is murder. you can't kill your own people. and get away with it. >> reporter: both sides are burying their dead. grief and confusion mark this makeshift morgue in a mosque,
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bodies arrived in shroud and left in coffins. "america will pay the price for this," said one woman. the next terrorist will come from the families of those who were killed here. pro-morsi crowd retaliated setting two government buildings ablaze in the provincial capital of giza. there is bitter anger on the other side as funerals were held for some of the more than 40 police officers the government says were killed by protesters. egypt's christians were pleading for help amid reports that dozens of their churches have been attacked some burned by those who accused them of siding with the military. president obama condemned the government crackdown and the backlash. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. >> reporter: even so this angry crowd chanted "egypt's peace is dead." larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> all right, larry, thank you. here at home a wildfire in utah is still keeping nearly 300
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families in limbo with no clear idea when they will be allowed back in their home. after 14 homes were destroyed, firefighters working in 90-degree heat started to make progress near the resort town of park city. but they say it is still touch and go the wind could shift at any time. >> it's been one of the hottest and wettest summers on record. it's not over yet not by a long shot. abc's ginger zee has the story of what could be headed for the southeast this weekend. >> reporter: soaked, again in the southeast. a stationary front dropping relentless rain from alabama to the carolinas. and we're watching a tropical low-pressure system near the yucatan peninsula. one path has it heading toward the florida panhandle an area prone to tropical flooding. we were there just last year. charleston, south carolina was soaked wednesday. cars stalling, people pushing, and treading through the overflowing streets after up to 6 inches of rain. in columbus, georgia, a
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playground drowned. so many of you tweeting me, sick of it. she's not far off. this summer has been exceptionally wet. alabama, georgia, virginia and the carolinas had one of their top five wettest julys on record. florida had their number one wettest. and when soils already full of water, then you get those heavy rains on top of it comes to the surface more quickly. pooling, flooding and causing chaos. the national hurricane center gives that disorganized cluster of thunderstorms over the yucatan peninsula, a 50% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. in the next two days. if it does its name would be fernand. and in the southeast, a soggy weekend. want to show you the numbers, anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall on that same area that's been hit over and over again. tallahassee included. parts of georgia in the 3 to 5 inch range. and we're still watching tropical storm erin moving west. and could intensify.
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either way, we have days and days to talk about it. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> the 16-year-old california girl rescued after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal was out in public. for the first time since reuniting with her dad. hannah anderson attended a fund raiser for her family at a suburban san diego restaurant. she was quickly ushered inside and did not speak to the media. but her father had this message. >> hannah sends her love. she is doing good day by day. >> as hannah thanked donors new information surfaced about her kidnapper. search warrants reveal, james dimaggio used incendiary devices to set two fires in his home where hannah's mother and little brother were found dead. there was also a handwritten note but no details on what it said. this is just the kind of story that has you asking, why, why, why? we don't have all the details yet. but my goodness. >> right. there is more information coming out. now the search warrants are kind of getting a whole lot more detailed. we are getting information what
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is inside the homes. we're really getting an inside look what is going on there. really quickly, her grandparents, thinking, starting to notice a lot of people are saying why is she out in public already, why are we hearing from her two days after she was rescued? they're saying she is putting on the happy face hasn't faced the reality of the loss of her mother and her brother. this is so overwhelming she can't yet face it. they're starting to realize people are starting to see why are we seeing and hearing so much of her already after such a tragedy. moving on to this, more remarkable testimony in the michael jackson wrongful death trial. from the singer's ex-wife. debbie rowe testified on the second day thursday telling the jury michael was embarrassed of his skin conditions and compared himself to the elephant man. rowe also said the singer suffered horrible pain from medical issues and treatments. the trial is expected to last into next month. >> a florida bar manager arrested after police say he spiked a female employee's drink. video shows the manager apparently taking something out of his pocket and sneaking it
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into the woman's glass. five times. the alleged victim noticed something was wrong and texted her boyfriend "i think my boss drugged me." doctors later found amphetamine in her system. wow. >> a german tourist is recovering after a shark attack off a hawaiian island of maui. the 20-year-old woman lost her right arm from the shoulder down. she had been snorkeling 50 yard offshore when the attack happened. bystanders did hear the woman scream and were able to put her on a kayak and bring her to land. >> new york city filing an appeal today in response to this week's ruling by a federal judge imposing reforms on its stop-and-frisk policy. the judge said the city's police department was making street stops based on race. and she called for an independent monitor to restrict the program. mayor michael bloomberg warned that the ruling would damage the city's success in fighting violent crime. >> 911 operators are known for helping people in trouble for coming to the rescue. here is an extraordinary story
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of doing just that. this one comes from washington state. that's where the big day for a bride was nearly ruined that is until she made a fateful phone call. >> 911. >> i'm calling to report some stuff stolen. my, a -- my wedding dress. >> and are you getting married today? >> yes. >> what size is your dress? >> check this out. they wear the same size. the operator whose name is candice. got her own dress, that bride who was able to wear it for her wedding. she said it all went off without a hitch. there will be more coming up later on "good morning america." >> unbelievable. >> i got chills. >> that's like the worst thing to happen. >> worst thing to happen. but how wonderful is that operator. >> my gosh. >> i want her on the line if i am in a panic. no matter what the panic is about. >> kudos to her. i hope we hear from both of them. i am sure that is a grateful bride.
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zookeepers in china are accused of pulling a fast one on visitors. i love this story. they were apparently barking up the wrong tree. >> visitors who thought they were looking at an african lion were shocked when the animal started barking at them. turned out it was actually a dog. a long-haired tibetan mastiff. that wasn't the only impostor, a dog in the wolf's cage, and foxes in the leopard enclosure. what? >> the zoo claims substitute animals were placed there temporarily while others were sent to a breeding facility. i have a hard time believing that is true. >> kind of cute though. >> adorable. absolutely. if i go to the zoo, i don't want to see a mastiff in the lion's cage. >> right. >> coming up, losing pounds can mean part ing with a big chunk of change. >> up next, tips on how to keep your budget as healthy as your body. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ doesn't mean i'm lonely when i'm
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every new mom knows the frustration of trying to get rid of the dreaded baby weight. with the new baby, gym memberships are often too much of a strain on the household budget. >> but they don't have to be. abc's paula faris checked out secrets behind slimming down both your waist and the gym fees.
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>> oh, my goodness look at all these walkers! >> reporter: new moms jessica and farrah are trying to get their bodies back after baby. >> still trying to lose all that baby weight. >> i have no stomach muscles whatsoever. >> reporter: with expensive gym memberships and costly classes they say it is all cutting too deep into the family budget. >> it's a lot. >> reporter: how do you justify that? >> working on it. >> reporter: our insider michelle katz says we should be sweating the workout not the price tag. tip one, before you buy, check out sites like gymticket.com, livingsocial and groupon, too. they offer fitness deals. free classes and a free month right in your area. tip two, when you are ready to buy a membership, timing is everything. >> don't sign up until the end of the month. because they're trying to hit their numbers at the end of the month. >> reporter: and more likely to
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negotiate. michelle says don't be afraid to walk away. >> you should be the first one to throw something out there. you say i want to pay this. walk away. i promise you, they will call you after. >> reporter: if you are uncomfortable negotiating, some wholesalers have done it for you. at costco, we found a 24-hour fitness membership for half off. $14.50 a month. and finally, tip number three, if the price still doesn't fit, try these free downloads. follow along with yogayak, you can find 200 free yoga classes. nike's training club, 100 free, targeted workouts. and myfitnesspal, calories burned and consumed. >> i didn't realize there are so many apps. >> reporter: in all these moms can shed $2,226 in excess costs this year. spinning their wheels -- our
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moms can now save that for the gym. and make sure you ask your health insurance company, that's right your health insurance company if they offer discounted memberships. many of them do -- but you have to ask for it. picked up the phone and found at least 40 discounted gyms right in my area. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> last tip is the best one. >> "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome into "the skinny," everyone, we start with sad news in "the skinny," unfortunately. "that 70s show" star, lisa robin kelly apparently died in rehab. this happened in her sleep. at a california rehab facility. and she struggled for a long time with a lot of different things. she apparently was fired from the show way back when, and she told abc news back in april that the reason that she was fired is because she was abusing alcohol which she said back then which she was no longer doing. she also said she lost a baby as a result of that, i lost everything that's when she started abusing alcohol. rest in peace. right now no foul play suspected here. she passed away in her sleep. entered rehab, after falling off the wagon. once again. several dui charges. facing a lot. uphill battle for sure. unfortunately lost the battle.
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cardiac arrest. >> so young. >> so young -- 43 years old. >> different kind of story, wwe superstar darren young making lots of news. >> i can't wait to hear this story. it's great. >> he is just 29 years old. a tmz videographer went up to him at l.a.x. the other day. check out what happened. listen to this exchange. >> do you think that a gay wrestler man could be successful within the wwe. >> absolutely. look at me. you know? >> there it is. he said he is gay. he said he is happy. and he says he hopes to inspire others. >> he is one brave man. >> yeah. we will hear a lot more coming up on "good morning america." i'll have the story. >> yes, yes you will. by the way wwe came out and said they completely support his decision to come out. i have a feeling this is going to start happening more and more in a lot of different sports. people say wwe is not really a sport. that's beside the point.
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how about this for really interesting. a show i have never seen once in my entire life. apparently broke records because the "duck dynasty" made ratings history. here is why -- this is the most watched nonfiction series telecast in cable tv history raking in 11.8 million viewer at 10:00 p.m., a & e, docu-style sitcom. beat out "the jersey shore" and if you can believe it, my heart is sinking -- and tlc's "jon & kate plus eight" held the record 10.6 million. >> somebody said today "move over, honey boo-boo." >> no space. we have duck dynasty. coming on in. >> new pictures of kim kardashian. the first pictures since she gave birth to north west in june. she apparently looks very happy. kind of gave us a peek at her post pregnancy body. >> yeah, she still need to lose some weight. come on it's true.
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every new mom need to lose some weight. she needs to lose a lot of weight. every new mom need to lose some weight. she needs to lose a lot of weight.
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jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. ♪ we're up all night for good one we're up all night to get lucky we're up all night to get lucky ♪ >> time now for our weekly "friday rewind" what a week it's been the. >> from domestic crime to violence overseas, plane crash, political drama, and a touching tribute to a beloved star whose life was cut way too short. >> we cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation. if this decision were to stand it would turn those precedents on their head and make our city and in fact the whole country more dangerous. >> this is a pivotal moment for all egyptians. the path toward violence lead only to greater instability, economic disaster, and suffering. >> this is as close as we can
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get to what's left of the villa. sink holes are common here in florida because much of the state sits on limestone. >> the whole north side of the mountain is burned. and the wind kept changing. the older homes, saw one that was burned to the ground. i saw another one. a newer home that was burned to the ground. >> after 31 years, after a lot of fbi coverups, deceits, lies, we finally have somebody guilty in the murder of my father. >> is huma still working on the campaign? >> she is helping out every day. >> do you know what the role in hillary's 2016 campaign will be? >> i do. >> what will it be? >> i'm not telling you. >> i don't want a gang of shouting, arguing, law breaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are all day every day to continue traumatizing my kids. thank you for the opportunity to testify today. sorry. >> for all of you out there who loved and admired cory as much
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as i did, i promise that with your love we're going to get through this together. he was very special to me. and also to the world. >> lea michelle there. >> a really sad moment. pretty touching. we want to remind you though about our brand new online segment we call "in case you missed it." >> we understand you can't always be with us here live on television. we are including some of the best of "world news now" just for you check it out on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >> and already i can probably count on, both hands, that we are going to have a couple things in there, you and i. >> let's do it. >> any big plans for the weekend? >> not yet. i will be working. "gma," "world news." >> you'll be watching hopefully. >> yes, absolutely. everybody is going to be watching you. you have big stories coming up
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm gio benitez. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now". a strong earthquake shook central new zealand this morning, spark ing fears in office buildings, thankfully no significant injuries. the shaking did cause more than 65,000 gallons of wine to spill at one vine yard. >> that's too bad. >> the southeast is getting swamped again today by another round of drenching downpours, floodwaters filled streets and cars from alabama to the carolinas. some areas got 6 inches of rain. >> new york city is appealing. a federal ruling against its stop-and-frisk strategy, aimed at fighting violent crime. a federal judge called for an independent monitor this week saying the city's police department was making street stops based on race. >> a new study shows that people under 55 who drink more than four cups of coffee a day have a
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higher risk of dying possibly perhaps because of stress, caffeine, lack of sleep. those are just some of our stories on this friday morning. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." welcome in, everybody. take a look who is joining us, mr. gio benitez. >> hey. >> john muller is off for the day. happy to have you. the nicest guy in the building. >> oh, thanks. >> your first time filling in. you have been doing a great job. we've been having fun so far. i want to touch upon the last story that we did, the coffee story. gio has no risk of ever dying because of what you drink, you have to show everybody. once again -- your jug. >> here we go. >> jug of tea. so he says. >> switching from coffee to tea. >> okay. you are not doing coffee. your's doing tea. >> i'm trying not to. i like coffee. i really do. >> this is proof that, there is no substitute to coffee. you need an entire jug of tea to
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equate to what one cup of -- >> caffeine. i do. green tea is healthy. >> green tea is healthy. white tea is healthy. this is great stuff. you have been drinking a lot of it. >> see what happens. >> his cup has been full, full, full. all right, let's get started. we'll begin this half-hour with a first glimpse of southern california teenager, hannah anderson appearing in public for the first time since her kidnapping ordeal. >> hannah attended a fund raiser for her family as more information surfaced about family friend who abducted her. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. from los angeles. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, diana and gio. first she spoke out on line. now hannah anderson drummed up the courage to meet family and friend in public and hannah any father says she wanted to attend the fund raiser to thank everyone for their support. >> welcome home, hannah. >> back up! >> reporter: surrounded by cameras, hannah anderson made her first public appearance since her harrowing rescue in idaho. she did not speak to the media.
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>> hannah sends her love. she is doing good day by day. >> reporter: the 16-year-old arrived at the hometown restaurant for a fund raiser with the small southern california community coming together to raise money for hannah and her family. >> right now just looking for her future. and getting her settled. >> reporter: search warrants reveal detectives believe james dimaggio set several fires inside his home before kidnapping hannah. her mother's body was found in the garage under a tarp. with a crowbar and what appeared to be blood next to her head. hannah's 8-year-old brother's burned body was found inside the house. >> i was so heartbroken for them. i can't imagine going through a tragedy like that. >> reporter: hannah responded online to questions about her kidnapping, posting on askfm that dimaggio tricked her family into going to his house. adding i'm sorry it ended like that. i wish i could go back in time and risk my life to try to save theirs. >> she is just trying to get the truth out there. >> reporter: authorities won't confirm if the details hannah
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revealed on line are accurate. she also wrote james dimaggio got what he deserved. he was shot at least five times by fbi agents. diana, gio. >> all right, brandi, thank you so much. >> to egypt, supporters of morsi are calling for friday of anger. urging massive demonstrations in cairo to protest the government's state of emergency and dusk-to-dawn curfew. the death toll from wednesday's attacks has now topped 600. with thousands injured. >> well, investigators still don't know what caused a u.p.s. cargo plane to crash in alabama with no signs of engine failure. they're hoping the black box recordings will help this investigation. abc's david kerley reports. >> reporter: with the wreckage cooled after the dramatic fiery crash of the big u.p.s. cargo jet, ntsb investigators were able to enter the tail section and find these. the airbus a-300 cockpit and data recorders. so far no identification of the pilots. a relative told associated press that the co-pilot was 37-year-old shannon fanning. >> he was obviously too low.
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>> we can see. >> cornelius benson we met in his front yard, a yard littered with debris from the plane that hit his trees. >> just took off your rail. a heavy piece. that hit your house. that could have, would have done something to the roof. >> that is correct. >> reporter: what is alarming to safety experts is the rate of deadly crashes involving cargo jets. earlier this year, a 747 carrying military equipment out of afghanistan crashed during takeoff when its load shifted. a study shows in the past decade the fatal crash rate for cargo jets is eight times that of passenger aircraft. why? no conclusions but different rules do apply to cargo pilots. >> they're allowed to be flown longer hours, they also tend to fly at night more. >> reporter: flight data recorders may soon yield clues as to why the jet was too low. david kerley, abc news, birmingham. >> all right, david. now a wild story from west virginia coal country. a circuit court judge, michael thornsbury arrested and charged
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with trying to frame his romantic rival. allegedly had an affair with his secretary and attempted to pin several crimes on her husband over a five year time period. the husband's attorney says he never heard anything like it. >> i had no idea, nor would i have ever dreamed that a judge would have been behind criminal charges being filed against someone who committed no crime. >> thornsbury says he is innocent and he will be acquitted of charges. he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. >> new jersey governor chris christie will decide today whether to sign a bill that would make it easier for children to gain access to medical marijuana. a family with an ailing daughter has been leading the fight for legislation that would make medicinal marijuana rules for kids similar to those for adults. the mother made a direct appeal to christie. >> she deserves the option just like she was given the option to
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try other drugs. this could be another effective treatment for her. >> the new law would allow one doctor's signature instead of three and clear the way for more strains of marijuana to be grown. >> the nation's obesity epidemic may be much deadlier than previously thought. new research find that 18% of premature deaths in the united states were linked to excess body mass. far higher than the 5% researchers had been using. mortality rates were higher among women especially african-american women. >> you know studies always make me very, very scared. because it is always something a little different. a twist to all of them. the bottom line, we are obese and need to fix the problem. >> oh, yeah. oh yeah. >> the central problem. >> green tea. >> there you go. gio has all answers. i said before you come here for all your answers no matter who is in the seat. see how it works. here is a story that remind us not to mess with a mama bear or to wake a sleeping bear for that matter. we have two separate bear attacks.
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first in yellowstone, a group spotted a bear cub moments later charged by an adult female. the hikers suffered bite and claw wounds. the second attack in idaho. two contractors working in the wilderness they woke a bear sleeping behind a tree. both were bitten and taken to hospitals to be checked out. >> when a call goes against the miami marlins next season the manager is likely to call for an instant replay review. the baseball commissioner says the plan is for an expanded review process next season in which managers could challenge a call. they could do so once in the first six innings and twice more from, twice more from the seventh to the end of the game. baseball's owners, the players' unions and the umpires must all still agree to the new system. >> it was nearly three months ago a massive twister tore through moore, oklahoma, destroying two schools in its path. today, students of plaza towers elementary and briarwood elementary will be going back to
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school. they will be attending classes in temporary buildings. while their schools are rebuilt. let's take a look at your weather. charlotte, savannah, pensacola can expect flooding rains. the midwest, dry, pleasant. texas, oklahoma, new mexico could see thunderstorms. >> warmer than usual in the interior west, with boise and billings in the upper 90s. and phoenix close to 110. boston, new york, baltimore, are pleasant in the low 80s. here is an amazing story from wisconsin. talk about a book being a little bit overdue. it's called "the secretary's manual." it was taken out of a university library. >> that's right, it was taken out in 1963. >> just a little overdue. >> for historians out there, that's when jfk was in office. after out of the library for half of a century just returned the other day. unbelievable. >> the overdue charges would have been about $4,000. but the librarian says since it has been so long no fine is going to be assessed.
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also probably because the it was called "the secretary's manual" and i have a funny feeling nobody wants that book anymore. >> i have one in miami still overdue. oh, no. >> i think i checked it out in 2000. >> that's 13 years. probably want to get it back to the library. >> i don't know where it is. >> you should not say anything. people in miami watch. >> oh. maybe they'll forgive me. >> what we were talking about. library books, what? coming up, early exit for a wimbledon champ. retiring her racket at the very young age of 28. >> plus, paralympic swimmer, who is now being told she is not disabled enough to compete. >> something we have never seen before, we are seeing it now, the newly discovered, most adorable mammal we have ever seen. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪
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of shocker rocking the sports world this morning. >> a paralympian, is barred from competing there is a chance some day she may walk again. josh elliott has more on this cruel twist of fate. >> reporter: 18-year-old victoria arlen has broken four world records in the pool. >> it is incredible. i'm so glad right now. >> reporter: last year she took home gold from the paralympic games in london. all of this without the use of her legs. when victoria was 11 she contracted a rare neurological disorder of the spinal cord that left her paralyzed from the waist down and in a coma for three years. >> i became paralyzed within two weeks. of the initial onset of symptoms. >> reporter: confined to a wheelchair she has not let it define her. she was nominated for best female athlete with a disability at the 2013 espy award. set this week to compete in the
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paralympic championships, she was kicked out of the pool and a ruling that she is not paralyzed enough. >> one of the medical reports it said there is a chance i may be able to walk again. penalizing me for having hope. >> reporter: after banning her, from competition, the international committee released a statement saying arlen failed to provide conclusive evidence of a permanent eligible impairment, the ipc says five medical experts reviewed her record from which her name had been removed and concluded there is insufficient evidence to show she had a permanent impairment. others disagree. >> it would be extremely unusual for her to get functional recovery seven years after a permanent injury. >> and victoria, for her part, is keeping her chin up. >> i refuse to be bitter. i just hope this doesn't have to happen to any other athlete. >> good for you, victoria. my god. >> my question -- she can't
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compete in the olympics. where does she go. the paralympics will not let her compete. and not fit for the olympics. she still has this disability. that's what the paralympics are for. where does she go? she's an amazing athlete. there is nowhere for her to go. i don't think that is very fair. she does have a lot of support. new hampshire's governor is even rallying on her behalf. hopefully, paralympics take another look and reassess and hopefully, we get some good news out of the story. >> i love that her spirits are high. >> chin up for her. good job. >> we have much more news in this half-hour. up next, we're going to show you the world's newest mammal. >> the cutest one too. he is fuzzy. he is adorable. he is making a splash in the history books. we'll tell you why when "world news now" returns. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. our
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♪ there's a new kid in town ♪ everybody loves him ♪ oh babe >> can't stop dancing here. >> i know. >> we're finding out this morning that the world's animal kingdom is a little more crowded than we thought. this one is our "favorite story of the day." >> i'll teach you, here we go. favorite story of the day. we do it with the stamp. that's okay, we forgive you. forgot to teach him that before. so it's our fault. anyway. >> still our favorite. >> still our favorite. scientists announced the discovery of a new species of mammal that we never knew existed here in the western hemisphere. abc's karen travers has the story. >> reporter: meet the olinguito,
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this adorable fuzz ball is melting hearts and making history. >> some people tell me it looks a little like a cross between a teddy bear and a house cat. what it is a species of mammal. >> reporter: researchers at smithsonian institution announced a rare discovery, the olinguito, the first new mammal species found in the western hemisphere in 35 years. the rust colored animal is a carnivore and eats mostly fruit, it weighs about two point and lives in the tree tops in the forests of ecuador and colombia. how did it go unnoticed for so long? scientists said like so many rain forest animals it only comes out at night. >> doesn't come out of the trees. it's wet. it's dark. it's socked in with cloud. it's hard to find the animals. >> reporter: and chalk this up to a case of mistaken identity. for decades, the scientists thought the mammal was an olingo, a member of the raccoon family.
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after dna testing and investigating they discovered the olinguito was its unique species. that explains why it wasn't so keen when scientists tried to get it to mate with olingos. >> wasn't just fussy. they weren't even the right species. >> reporter: the olinguito may be elusive but not endangered. 000 estimated to be living in south american forests which are under threat. the smithsonian is selling stuffed toy olinguitos, profits from the sales will preserve the rain forests where they live. karen travers, abc new, washington. >> i want one. >> at least a stuffed animal. karen, send it over. olinguito. >> how adorable -- just so cute. the beady eyes are adorable. how do we get this far and not know everything out there. >> happens all the time. >> it happens all the time. >> scientists are surprising us with new things. that are popping up.
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>> i love this segment. time now for our "insomniac theater." and a sneak peek at two great films opening this weekend. >> start with the tale that tells the story of the civil rights movement through the eyes of a man who worked as a butler in the white house through eight presidential administrations. now the star power of this film is practically blinding, mariah carey, john cusack, jane fonda, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> sydney portier is nothing but a rich uncle tom. >> look at you. you're all puffed up. your hat on your head. covering your ear, saying whatever you want. you need to go. >> what? >> get the hell out of my house! get out! everybody sit down.
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>> i'm sorry, mr. butler, i didn't mean to make fun of your hero. >> everything you are and everything you have is because of that butler. >> the movie is being greeted with critical acclaim, scoring a 73% on rotten tomatoes. and the "boston globe's" ty burr calls the film remarkable, not unremarkable for its unerring social portrait of a black middle-class torn by the stress fractures of an era. clearly not everyone here is a fan. mike lasalle of "san francisco chronicle" writing this, a nice idea for a movie but has a mostly silly script and some of the craziest and most laughable casting imaginable. >> what? >> still want to see it. >> oh, yeah. i want to see it. now a topic a bit more contemporary, steve jobs, "jobs" is a dramitization of the life and times of the apple founder. ashton kutcher brings to life job's story, the turbulent tale
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of the man who not only changed technology but blazed a trail that made it accessible to everyone. >> apple. >> excuse me? >> apple like the fruit? >> the fruit of creation. apple. simple but sophisticated. [ indiscernible ] >> that's that is so much better than -- >> the film is not getting a great reception among critics. scoring only a 25% on rotten tomatoes. so what are the more charitable reviewers, mick lasalle at its best, it is a good picture. at its worst it is almost good. >> oh! >> but a reviewer at "the new york times" said flatly "after a while you don't care." >> ouch. >> ouch. >> i think "the butler" wins this weekend. >> oh, yeah, i'm excited to see it. >> announcer: every day more americans choose abc news. america's number one news source. . awe
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this is murder. you can't kill your own people and get away with it! >> this morning on "world news now" -- egypt erupts. as the death toll climbs, a call this morning for a day of defiance. >> plus, new information about the kidnapping of hannah anderson and she makes her first public appearance since that terrifying ordeal. >> i realize then that there was some kind of deep emotional connection that actually opened people up. >> then the healing power of horses, how one man is easing the trauma of war using the calming energy of animals. it's friday, august 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, everybody. look who it is. familiar face and voice,
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everybody has heard gio benitez out there in the world. welcome. >> thank you. we are excited to have you. tell us about yourself. where did you come from, what are you about? >> born and raised in miami. spent ten years at the local cbs station there. then i came over to abc news. it's been exciting. fun. >> we are happy to have you. we will have a great time. serious stuff to get to. let's get started. egypt is bracing for bloodshed as backers of ousted president morsi have declared this a friday of anger. >> the death toll has already topped 600 with thousand injured. now christians are in fear and pleading for help. their churches looted and gutted by fire. abc's mohamed lila is in cairo with more. >> reporter: it is striking terror into the heart of egypt's christian community. by some accounts dozens of churches attacked, some accusing christians of siding with the military. an angry mob bursts through the gates. others looted.
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stories of nuns escaping out the back door. we spoke to one woman, her church doused in gasoline. the statues and the paintings are on the ground mostly. the tinted glass, it is heartbreaking. >> reporter: others fearful it's not over. >> i'm scared for my friend. for my christian friend, this is our lives. >> reporter: president obama weighing in. >> we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. and condemn the attacks we have seen by protesters including on churches. >> reporter: in the wake of the military's bloody crackdown with 600 dead, obama canceled the joint military exercise but didn't stop the flow of $1.3 billion america gives egypt every year. despite the bloodshed, egypt is too important to the u.s. helping keep peace in a violent region and fighting terror. facts not lost on the families of the dead.
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>> this is murder. you can't kill your own people! and get away with it. >> reporter: all day at this make shift morgue, empty caskets streamed in and coffins with bodies streamed out. standing here you can feel the anger rising in the air. every minute new body are being carried out. as we pushed our way inside the stench of death surrounding us. this woman tells us. america will pay the price for this massacre, saying, the next terrorist will come from the families of those who were killed here. and on the way out, a chilling message. the crowd chanting arabic word in other words -- "egypt's peace is dead." mohamed lila, abc news, cairo. >> thank you so much. a tough situation there. overseas, a strong earthquake rattled central new zealand this morning. shaking had local radio djs scared as their studio camera shows and they eventually took cover under their equipment.
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quake measured magnitude 6.5. there are reports of some damage. rescuers had to help office workers out of elevators that stopped working. no injuries are being reported good news. >> another day of soaking rain in store for much of the already soggy southeast. stagnant storm system still hovering, flooding streets and stalling cars from alabama to the carolinas. up to 6 inches of rain came down in charleston, south carolina. for many of the states, last month went down as one of the wettest julys on record. >> investigators looking into the crash of the u.p.s. jet in birmingham say no evidence of engine failure. the plane trying to land on a shorter than usual run way when it crashed in the predawn hours of wednesday. a study shows in the past decade, the fatal crash rate for cargo jets is eight times that of passenger planes. different rules apply to cargo planes. >> they're allowed to be flown longer hours. they also tend to fly at night more. black boxes have been recovered from the u.p.s. crash and could
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yield clues as early as the today. >> the california teenager kidnapped by a family friend appeared in public. 16-year-old hannah anderson was spotted near san diego. she arrived at a fundraiser for her family that was organized to pay for the funerals. of her mother and 8-year-old brother. meanwhile, newly released search warrants show james dimaggio had a small arsenal in his home where the bodies were found, including incendiary devices. used to set two fires. >> the number of women accusing, san diego mayor bob filner of sexual harassment more than a dozen. the latest 67-year-old peggy shannon, volunteer city worker who went public yesterday. she accuses filner of asking her to rub his hand and making sexually suggestive comments and shannon claims he requested dates with her. >> he would take my hand and talk about us getting together the next weekend. i knew he was engaged and i felt
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very shocked and upset that he would think i would go out with him. every day that i went to work i had butterflies in my stomach because i did not know what was going to happen the next time the mayor came by my desk. shannon the second employee to speak up. filner expected to return to work next week after two weeks of intensive therapy. he is resisting calls to resign. >> a con artist who passed himself off as a member of the rockefeller family has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 1985 murder of his landlady's son. christian gerhardt strider represented himself. at the hearing in los angeles after firing his lawyers. the victims' remains, found ten years after he vanished. his wife was never found. he still denies killing them. >> we have an uplifting update from a family rocked by tragedy in the boston marathon bombing in april. the richard family lost their 8-year-old son martin in the attack. his mother was gravely injured.
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and 7-year-old sister jane lost a leg. four months after that, the richard have release aid statement saying jane is doing well on her new prosthetic leg. there she is. she has been dancing and, strutting around with great pride. in contrast though the family says that losing martin is constant. the pain is constant. >> that family has gone through so much. >> they really have. out of all the people. everybody lost somebody or something or was injured. this family was really rocked by it. they had so many people in their family who were affected by it. to hear them come out and finally say they're doing a little better though they miss martin does make everybody feel better for that. >> the photo with little martin there and his family and right behind them the alleged bomber right there. >> yes, a tough photo. we are happy for that family. >> asian markets are lower after a steep drop on wall street. the dow jones industrial average slumped 225 points.
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its worst day in nearly two months. investors were worried about disappointing earnings from wal-mart and cisco. another factor traders say contributed to the slide. exceptionally light volume on wall street. >> laundry detergent in liquid and powder and pod form. the latter is proving to be fatal, especially with small children mistake it for candy. abc's lisa stark has the story. >> the colorful pods filled with highly concentrated detergent look just like candy. you can see that here. the pod on the left. the candy on the right. they're attractive to children. it was a 7-month-old florida boy who died after apparently swallowing one. this is a growing problem. last year, poison control centers received 6,200 calls involving children and the detergent pods. this year already, more than 5,700 cases. consumer groups have been calling for changes for over a year.
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>> what we would really like to see is a coating on the product to keep kids from swallowing. something that makes it taste bitter they don't want to ingest it. keep all products out of reach of children. market leader proctor and gamble makes tide pods, not the brand swallowed by the florida infant. it has now changed its pod packaging from what looked like a candy jar to an orange owe opaque container with a triple latch. all in an effort to keep it out of those little hands. lisa stark, abc news, washington. >> all right, lisa, thank you so much. if you are part of the 64% of americans who kid themselves to -- who consider themselves to be regular coffee drinkers, listen up. new research from the mayo clinic shows people under age 55 who drink more than four cups of coffee a day have a higher risk of dying than noncoffee drinkers. as for why, theories include stress, high caffeine intake and lack of sleep. >> jewelry heist of hollywood movie proportions.
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a coordinated team of four thieves smashed a pickup truck through the door of a tiffany's in walnut creek, california. once inside, the men went on a stealing spree, loading the loot and fleeing in a getaway car waiting for them outside. >> outside of tiffany's is pretty secure. quite a feat to get in. on the inside their merchandise is secure. took them a while. probably longer than they anticipated. >> no suspects just yet. witnesses say the getaway car, not the one you are looking at there was a white suv as opposed to a pickup truck. yikes. >> yikes. anyone who has watched a baseball game knows plenty of bats break. that's when the bat boy swings into action and helps get the pieces off the field. >> exactly. but that wasn't exactly how it went on wednesday night. in atlanta. that's a real bat. a real, live bat, bouncing around. >> oh, my gosh. >> he has it. >> landed in the infield.
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a braves player, picked it up. passed it to a bat boy. how fitting. carried it in the towel. >> the weirdest part might have been when he got to the braves dugout. one player took a peek and thought better of it. no one was bitten. there it is. >> oh. i don't know that i would want to have to. >> oh, never mind. i don't want to look at it. i don't want to touch it. are you a sports fan? >> yeah. >> a team? >> i guess i'll say the miami marlins, right. >> i will give you a pass. coming from miami, i understand way too beautiful to sit in a stadium and watch anything for more than half an hour. you want to be at the beach. right. >> sure you miss it. >> all right. coming up. more veterans are finding peace in quite an unlikely place. >> how horses are helping calm the troubled spirits of our nation's heroes. you are watching "world news now." ♪ hey hey sha-la-la who's going to ride your wild horses ♪
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investigators are still trying to figure out this morning what exactly went wrong in a high-flying tragedy over the swiss alps. >> a daredevil who made his mark during last year's olympics in
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england took a leap from the mountains yesterday. sadly it ended his life. abc's ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: he had the world holding its breath, jumping from a helicopter dressed as james bond and gliding with the union jack parachute right into olympic stadium in london during olympic ceremonies last year. but daredevil mark sutton wore another kind of suit, a wing suit. and what people can do in them may be as dangerous as anything 007 did. sutton had his own youtube channel to demonstrate how the suits allowed him to fly faster and maneuver around mountains. the 42-year-old leaped from a helicopter more than 10,000 feet above the swiss alps, plunging at 150 miles an hour, he slammed into the side of a mountain dying instantly. investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. i'll show you how it really works. this man has done similar jumps hundred of times. here he is gliding around the matterhorn.
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look closely you see the plane flying by him. >> people that do it, assume the risk. if you to it, it's because you dreamed of doing it. if you die living your dream, so be it. >> reporter: a sport undeniably cool, allowing humans to take flight to thread an impossibly scary needle, like plunging through this hole in a chinese cave. all with precision the best can hit a balloon this close to the ground. it is so thrilling because it looks so dangerous. a deadly reminder, it really is. ryan owens, abc news, los angeles. >> so experienced. look at those unbelievable pictures. >> yeah, a sad story. you see them. when you have the helmet cam. doesn't look like they're going so fast. when you see things far away. plane, bird, or the balloon. really no way to tell by just looking at him how fast they're going. going 145 miles an hour. >> unbelievable. >> imagine slamming into the side of a mountain going that
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quickly. no way you can survive something like that. >> awful, awful. >> moving on to this, ahead in the next half hour. bridging the transition from war time to peacetime. >> with one of nature's gentle giants. the story of one vet who is paying it forward for a new generation of vets. >> ahead in the next half hour, getting in shape can cost a fortune. we will show you how to save dollars while shedding pounds. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ and a problem that generations of our war heroes have encountered after fighting with valor, not being able to find peace back on the home front. >> one remarkable veteran discovered the therapeutic powers of working with horses. with some help from friend at espn here is abc's john donvan.
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>> reporter: why horses help, that's the mystery. but they do, or did. a generation or so and another american war ago when the men in the co-pilot's seat here, bob nevins want off to fight in vietnam and then came home again. he found that working with horses was the thing that soothed him best. >> i realized then there was some kind of deep emotional connection that actually opened people up. >> reporter: now nevins is passing it forward inviting these iraq war veterans for a three-day program he runs called saratoga war horse. behind the corral fence, racing thoroughbreds, now retired from the game. and these men, it is memory that wounds them. for specialist t.j. hawkins it was watching his best friend die in action. >> he meant a lot, the best brother anybody could ask for.
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> reporter: nevins sent him out into the corral and guide him on making a connection. and it begins. horse to man. man to horse. >> i didn't want anybody to ask me about any good experiences in iraq, any bad experiences. >> reporter: but these creatures don't ask. they don't remind of the past. >> good boy. >> reporter: if anything they stand for life. for breath. for a strong heart beating in the present. >> you're on top of the world. it was amazing. >> good stuff. >> i'm not here to fix anyone. but i am here to give them an experience that can change their lives. >> john donvan. amazing. >> beautiful. i think working with any kind of animal uplifts everybody's spirits. doesn't matter who they are where they come from what their background is. >> horses are so powerful, amazing.
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this morning on "world news now" -- turmoil in egypt. the nation braces for what's being called a friday of anger as the international community pleads for restraint. >> also this morning, showing strength. hannah anderson appears in public for the first time since her kidnapping nightmare. as details emerge about what she and her family endured. >> plus, shedding a few pounds can mean parting with a few dollars. we'll share tips on how to trim the fat on a gym budget. in the skinny -- >> breaking barriers, a pro athlete in the most macho of sports comes out. it's friday, august 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. >> good morning, everybody. look who it is. the nicest guy in the building.
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>> oh. >> i have to tell you, you got a ringing endorsement from our old friend, rob nelson. everybody out there knows. i told him you were filling in. he said, "gio is nicer than disneyland." >> i love disneyland. >> we are excited to have you here. so you have been with us for how long now? >> seven months. >> seven months. >> you have essentially traveled the entire country. it feels like people hear your voice, you are some where different every time. >> it's awesome. >> have you had a day off? >> a few. a couple. a few -- here and there i get one. >> we are excited to have you. >> who want a day off working here? >> i know. >> okay, gio. sure. you keep drinking that kool-aid. welcome in, we are going to get started, there is the kool-aid. he is drinking it. >> there it is. >> show everybody what you have got over there, your jug of kool-aid. i am surprised he hasn't had to go use the bathroom more often. >> i can't drink coffee. i need caffeine. green tea, right. >> look at this thing. look how much you have drank, you haven't had to use the bathroom yet.
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all right. let's put it away. >> we don't know what's in the jug. maybe he has used the bathroom. >> that's disgusting, gio. >> that was gross. >> that was gross. >> let's get started from that to hard news. let's do it. >> we begin this half hour with the threat of more violence in egypt. today, the muslim brotherhood is calling for a show of defiance against the country's generals. >> more than 600 people have already died in the crackdown which began wednesday. abc's larry jacobs as more. >> reporter: is this violence the opening chapter of an egyptian civil war, the question hangs over the country as fighting for those for and against ousted morsi shed blood in the streets. the egyptian confirms that at least 600 people were killed wednesday when state security forces stormed pro-morsi encampments. >> this is murder. you can't kill your own people. and get away with it. >> reporter: both sides are burying their dead. grief and confusion mark this makeshift morgue in a mosque,
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bodies arrived in shroud and left in coffins. "america will pay the price for this," said one woman. the next terrorist will come from the families of those who were killed here. pro-morsi crowd retaliated setting two government buildings ablaze in the provincial capital of giza. there is bitter anger on the other side as funerals were held for some of the more than 40 police officers the government says were killed by protesters. egypt's christians were pleading for help amid reports that dozens of their churches have been attacked some burned by those who accused them of siding with the military. president obama condemned the government crackdown and the backlash. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. >> reporter: even so this angry crowd chanted "egypt's peace is dead." larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> all right, larry, thank you. here at home a wildfire in utah is still keeping nearly 300
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families in limbo with no clear idea when they will be allowed back in their home. after 14 homes were destroyed, firefighters working in 90-degree heat started to make progress near the resort town of park city. but they say it is still touch and go the wind could shift at any time. >> it's been one of the hottest and wettest summers on record. it's not over yet not by a long shot. abc's ginger zee has the story of what could be headed for the southeast this weekend. >> reporter: soaked, again in the southeast. a stationary front dropping relentless rain from alabama to the carolinas. and we're watching a tropical low-pressure system near the yucatan peninsula. one path has it heading toward the florida panhandle an area prone to tropical flooding. we were there just last year. charleston, south carolina was soaked wednesday. cars stalling, people pushing, and treading through the overflowing streets after up to 6 inches of rain.
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in columbus, georgia, a playground drowned. so many of you tweeting me, sick of it. she's not far off. this summer has been exceptionally wet. alabama, georgia, virginia and the carolinas had one of their top five wettest julys on record. florida had their number one wettest. and when soils already full of water, then you get those heavy rains on top of it comes to the surface more quickly. pooling, flooding and causing chaos. the national hurricane center gives that disorganized cluster of thunderstorms over the yucatan peninsula, a 50% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. in the next two days. if it does its name would be fernand. and in the southeast, a soggy weekend. want to show you the numbers, anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall on that same area that's been hit over and over again. tallahassee included. parts of georgia in the 3 to 5 inch range. and we're still watching tropical storm erin moving west. and could intensify.
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either way, we have days and days to talk about it. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> the 16-year-old california girl rescued after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal was out in public. for the first time since reuniting with her dad. hannah anderson attended a fund raiser for her family at a suburban san diego restaurant. she was quickly ushered inside and did not speak to the media. but her father had this message. >> hannah sends her love. she is doing good day by day. >> as hannah thanked donors new information surfaced about her kidnapper. search warrants reveal, james dimaggio used incendiary devices to set two fires in his home where hannah's mother and little brother were found dead. there was also a handwritten note but no details on what it said. this is just the kind of story that has you asking, why, why, why? we don't have all the details yet. but my goodness. >> right. there is more information coming out. now the search warrants are kind of getting a whole lot more detailed.
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we are getting information what is inside the homes. we're really getting an inside look what is going on there. really quickly, her grandparents, thinking, starting to notice a lot of people are saying why is she out in public already, why are we hearing from her two days after she was rescued? they're saying she is putting on the happy face hasn't faced the reality of the loss of her mother and her brother. this is so overwhelming she can't yet face it. they're starting to realize people are starting to see why are we seeing and hearing so much of her already after such a tragedy. moving on to this, more remarkable testimony in the michael jackson wrongful death trial. from the singer's ex-wife. debbie rowe testified on the second day thursday telling the jury michael was embarrassed of his skin conditions and compared himself to the elephant man. rowe also said the singer suffered horrible pain from medical issues and treatments. the trial is expected to last into next month. >> a florida bar manager arrested after police say he spiked a female employee's drink. video shows the manager
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apparently taking something out of his pocket and sneaking it into the woman's glass. five times. the alleged victim noticed something was wrong and texted her boyfriend "i think my boss drugged me." doctors later found amphetamine in her system. wow. >> a german tourist is recovering after a shark attack off a hawaiian island of maui. the 20-year-old woman lost her right arm from the shoulder down. she had been snorkeling 50 yard offshore when the attack happened. bystanders did hear the woman scream and were able to put her on a kayak and bring her to land. >> new york city filing an appeal today in response to this week's ruling by a federal judge imposing reforms on its stop-and-frisk policy. the judge said the city's police department was making street stops based on race. and she called for an independent monitor to restrict the program. mayor michael bloomberg warned that the ruling would damage the city's success in fighting violent crime. >> 911 operators are known for helping people in trouble for coming to the rescue.
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here is an extraordinary story of doing just that. this one comes from washington state. that's where the big day for a bride was nearly ruined that is until she made a fateful phone call. >> 911. >> i'm calling to report some stuff stolen. my, a -- my wedding dress. >> and are you getting married today? >> yes. >> what size is your dress? >> check this out. they wear the same size. the operator whose name is candice. got her own dress, that bride who was able to wear it for her wedding. she said it all went off without a hitch. there will be more coming up later on "good morning america." >> unbelievable. >> i got chills. >> that's like the worst thing to happen. >> worst thing to happen. but how wonderful is that operator. >> my gosh. >> i want her on the line if i am in a panic. no matter what the panic is about. >> kudos to her. i hope we hear from both of
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them. i am sure that is a grateful bride. zookeepers in china are accused of pulling a fast one on visitors. i love this story. they were apparently barking up the wrong tree. >> visitors who thought they were looking at an african lion were shocked when the animal started barking at them. turned out it was actually a dog. a long-haired tibetan mastiff. that wasn't the only impostor, a dog in the wolf's cage, and foxes in the leopard enclosure. what? >> the zoo claims substitute animals were placed there temporarily while others were sent to a breeding facility. i have a hard time believing that is true. >> kind of cute though. >> adorable. absolutely. if i go to the zoo, i don't want to see a mastiff in the lion's cage. >> right. >> coming up, losing pounds can mean part ing with a big chunk of change. >> up next, tips on how to keep your budget as healthy as your body. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ doesn't mean i'm lonely when i'm
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every new mom knows the frustration of trying to get rid of the dreaded baby weight. with the new baby, gym memberships are often too much of a strain on the household budget. >> but they don't have to be. abc's paula faris checked out secrets behind slimming down both your waist and the gym
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fees. >> oh, my goodness look at all these walkers! >> reporter: new moms jessica and farrah are trying to get their bodies back after baby. >> still trying to lose all that baby weight. >> i have no stomach muscles whatsoever. >> reporter: with expensive gym memberships and costly classes they say it is all cutting too deep into the family budget. >> it's a lot. >> reporter: how do you justify that? >> working on it. >> reporter: our insider michelle katz says we should be sweating the workout not the price tag. tip one, before you buy, check out sites like gymticket.com, livingsocial and groupon, too. they offer fitness deals. free classes and a free month right in your area. tip two, when you are ready to buy a membership, timing is everything. >> don't sign up until the end of the month. because they're trying to hit their numbers at the end of the
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month. >> reporter: and more likely to negotiate. michelle says don't be afraid to walk away. >> you should be the first one to throw something out there. you say i want to pay this. walk away. i promise you, they will call you after. >> reporter: if you are uncomfortable negotiating, some wholesalers have done it for you. at costco, we found a 24-hour fitness membership for half off. $14.50 a month. and finally, tip number three, if the price still doesn't fit, try these free downloads. follow along with yogayak, you can find 200 free yoga classes. nike's training club, 100 free, targeted workouts. and myfitnesspal, calories burned and consumed. >> i didn't realize there are so many apps. >> reporter: in all these moms can shed $2,226 in excess costs this year. spinning their wheels -- our moms can now save that for the
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gym. and make sure you ask your health insurance company, that's right your health insurance company if they offer discounted memberships. many of them do -- but you have to ask for it. picked up the phone and found at least 40 discounted gyms right in my area. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> last tip is the best one. >> "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from our
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome into "the skinny," everyone, we start with sad news in "the skinny," unfortunately. "that 70s show" star, lisa robin kelly apparently died in rehab. this happened in her sleep. at a california rehab facility. and she struggled for a long time with a lot of different things. she apparently was fired from the show way back when, and she told abc news back in april that the reason that she was fired is because she was abusing alcohol which she said back then which she was no longer doing. she also said she lost a baby as a result of that, i lost everything that's when she started abusing alcohol. rest in peace. right now no foul play suspected here. she passed away in her sleep. she had entered rehab after falling off the wagon once again. several dui charges. facing a lot. uphill battle for sure. unfortunately lost the battle.
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cardiac arrest. >> so young. >> so young -- 43 years old. >> different kind of story, wwe superstar darren young making lots of news. >> i can't wait to hear this story. it's great. >> he is just 29 years old. a tmz videographer went up to him at l.a.x. the other day. check out what happened. listen to this exchange. >> do you think that a gay wrestler man could be successful within the wwe. >> absolutely. look at me. you know? >> there he is. he said he is gay. he said he is happy. and he says he hopes to inspire others. >> he is one brave man. >> yeah. we will hear a lot more coming up on "good morning america." i'll have the story. >> yes, yes you will. by the way wwe came out and said they completely support his decision to come out. i have a feeling this is going to start happening more and more in a lot of different sports. people say wwe is not really a sport.
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that's besides the point. how about this for really interesting. a show i have never seen once in my entire life. apparently broke records because the "duck dynasty" made ratings history. here is why -- this is the most watched nonfiction series telecast in cable tv history raking in 11.8 million viewer at 10:00 p.m., a & e, docu-style sitcom. beat out "the jersey shore" and if you can believe it, my heart is sinking -- and tlc's "jon & kate plus eight" held the record 10.6 million. >> somebody said today "move over, honey boo-boo." >> no space for you anymore. we have duck dynasty. coming on in. >> new pictures of kim kardashian. the first pictures since she gave birth to north west in june. she apparently looks very happy. kind of gave us a peek at her post pregnancy body. >> yeah, she still need to lose some weight. come on it's true.
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every new mom need to lose some weight. she needs to lose a lot of weight. every new mom need to lose some weight. she needs to lose a lot of weight.
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jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. ♪ we're up all night for good one we're up all night to get lucky we're up all night to get lucky ♪ >> time now for our weekly "friday rewind" what a week it's been. >> from domestic crime to violence overseas, plane crash, political drama, and a touching tribute to a beloved star whose life was cut way too short. >> we cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation. if this decision were to stand it would turn those precedents on their head and make our city and in fact the whole country more dangerous. >> this is a pivotal moment for all egyptians. the path toward violence lead only to greater instability, economic disaster, and suffering. >> this is as close as we can
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get to what's left of the villa. sink holes are common here in florida because much of the state sits on limestone. >> the whole north side of the mountain is burned. and the wind kept changing. the older homes, saw one that was burned to the ground. i saw another one. a newer home that was burned to the ground. >> after 31 years, after a lot of fbi coverups, deceits, lies, we finally have somebody guilty in the murder of my father. >> is huma still working on the campaign? >> she is helping out every day. >> do you know what the role in hillary's 2016 campaign will be? >> i do. >> what will it be? >> i'm not telling you. >> i don't want a gang of shouting, arguing, law breaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are all day every day to continue traumatizing my kids. thank you for the opportunity to testify today. sorry. >> for all of you out there who loved and admired cory as much as i did, i promise that with
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your love we're going to get through this together. he was very special to me. and also to the world. >> lea michelle there. >> a really sad moment. pretty touching. we want to remind you though about our brand new online segment we call "in case you missed it." >> we understand you can't always be with us here live on television. we are including some of the best of "world news now" just for you check it out on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >> and already i can probably count on, both hands, that we are going to have a couple things in there, you and i. >> let's do it. >> any big plans for the weekend? >> not yet. i will be working. "gma," "world news." >> you'll be watching hopefully. >> yes, absolutely. everybody is going to be watching you. you have big stories coming up for the weekend. we hope you are having a wonderful weekend. stick around for more news from abc when we come back.
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making news in america this morning -- a country in crisis. the casualties in egypt continue to rise. and today is shaping to be a violent friday, as groups call for a day of rage. we are live with the very latest. breaking overnight, a powerful earthquake rattles nerves and builds in a country's capital. the damage being assessed right now. stepping out. rescued teen hannah anderson is seen in public for the first time since being kidnapped. and in plain sight. what is it? and why did it take so long to discover? and good friday morning to you. i'm gio benitez in for john

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