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♪ a lot of you know the feeling you get after a freshman cure, it can be fantastic.
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now a better reason to treat your nails to a fresh coat of polish. can you believe it? for self-defense. >> a really interesting story. four college students working on nail polish that can detect date rape drugs slipped into drinks. abc's rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: the newest fashion accessory that may really truly have the ability to change lives, undercover colors, a revolutionary line of nail polish designed to help women detect the safety of their beverages by discreetly slipping their finger into their drinks, changing color the drink is laced with drugs. >> by painting your nails you could protect yourself. >> reporter: four college guys from north carolina state university came up with the idea. their goal, to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and widely pervasive crime. according to the cdc, one-third occur among females.
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drugs are used to incapacitate an unsuspecting victim when slipped into their drink. and are hard to detect. >> at parties is where this happens more likely. when it's not a controlled bar. they could have spiked the whole bottle and you have no idea. >> reporter: while there are other drug detectors on the market, like coasters and cups that change color, this could be the first ever beauty innovation that could prevent a crime. the inventors say they're still perfecting the formula in the lab, but would like to see it on store shelves soon. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> incredibly creative. obviously a real world solution there. these four majors actually earlier this year won $100,000 -- excuse me, $11,000 competition for students that are actually forced to create these kinds of innovative products. they also have $100,000 grant from an investor. >> it's fantastic. let's face it, they say date
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rape is the number one drug at a bar. so if you see a lady dipping her finger in her drink, don't make fun. serious thing. >> yeah, it is. very creative way to prevent something like that from happening. coming up on wednesday morning, we hope you are hungry. we are hungry, heading into the "world news now" kitchen. chicken pot pie. how to make it the best. >> weed on wheels. we got your attention. the business of medical marijuana delivery. how you can order it from your home and get it faster than a pizza. stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ one thing in this world that i like better ♪ ♪ than hot on rye is chicken pot pie ♪ >> that's a version i have not heard before. >> that's fantastic. weird al paying tribute to one of america's favorite foods, the chicken pot pie. a lot of you, i do it, frozen or restaurant -- >> easy way to do it. >> not too hard to make yourself apparently. >> head to one of new york's popular eateries to learn the secret recipe. tina trinh takes us into the "insomniac theater." >> hey, insomniacs, we're checking out brooklyn niner, but check this out, we're actually in brooklyn.
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i hear, though, they have an awesome chicken pot pie here. we are going to find out. we're in the kitchen with the corporate chef. and show us how to make signature chicken pot pie. what is the secret? >> the chicken is pulled. and then the sauce. very important with vegetables. >> reporter: so, it's all about the crust and the sauce? >> yes. >> reporter: got it. you're going to show us how to make the crust? >> to make the crust, very simple. we get flour, all right? then we add the butter. which we do by hand every day. you add some salt. >> reporter: salt, okay. >> salt. you add sour cream. >> reporter: interesting. >> in order to work with this, have you to put it in bath two, to three hours. >> reporter: now it's time to make the sauce. do this first, then add filling later. >> add filling later. yes, we have the butter on the side. >> reporter: going in. >> now we are going to season this. a little oregano.
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bay leaf -- >> reporter: one or two. >> two. >> reporter: what is this over here? >> this is the whole chicken. we cook the chicken in chicken stock. that's the secret. carrots. cooking it inside here, potatoes, celery, a little fresh corn. mushrooms, fresh mush rorooms. peas. couple of pieces of chicken inside. >> reporter: do you ever get tempted to eat this? >> there was a time i would separate it, eat it with bred. >> reporter: looks so good. we just took the dough out of the fridge. >> now let's work on it, finish it. ready to put it in the oven. >> reporter: we just took our beautiful pie crust out of the oven. now we're ready to fill it. >> peas, fresh piece. >> reporter: now we're missing the top, right? >> yes, the top.
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that's the top over there. >> reporter: interesting. >> and just inside. nice, easy. you can eat it with a fork. >> reporter: this isn't how they make it in brooklyn. just want you to know that. >> you're right. >> reporter: moment of truth. it's not brooklyn's style. but i'm okay with that. it's better. >> drooling right now. your take. i have to try. >> wow. >> uh-huh. that is really good. >> oh, my gosh. >> this isn't one of those cheesy anchor, mm, it's delicious and it really tastes like garbage. this is really, really good. >> this is the best thing -- one of the best things about being on "world news now." we're going to try to get more food segments on periodically because it's awesome. >> the nice thing is it's almost the size of your head so you can basically enjoy this for the next two or three days. >> it's huge. we'll be eating it the rest of the show. this is pretty much -- looks like thanksgiving.
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thanksgiving hiven in the middle -- >> gluten, hog free, dairy -- all that kind of stuff, right? >> sure it is. ae fryae -- dairy free. >> sure it is. >> uh-huh. we'll be right back with more news.
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>> it is time now for "the mix." and the u.s. open is under way right now. you know, it's a very classy event, except for one very audible disruption from the players on the court. case in point. [ grunts ] >> yeah, the grunts. some of them -- i mean, you're talking about maria sharapova. she gets up to 93 decibels which is the same strength as a motorcycle, a jack hammer, a chain saw. so, do they really need to grunt? is it a psychological thing? medical studies have been done on this and there is a slight advantage to the grunt. the reason why, you are exhaling that much air, contracting
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your abdominals, tightening up your core allows to you perform power exertion. a 4% increase in the ball's velocity with a little oomph behind the swing. >> sharapova sounds like she is being attacked. she is worth so much money, she can do whatever she wants. >> nadal, the same -- the ball ricochets. at this hour of the morning. those are the exact sounds you want to hear. anyway, there is more force when you grunt. take that for what it is worth. incredible video. heard of the suits everyone wears. somebody put a gopro camera on this unbelievable footage. like one of those squirrels, you like, human flying squirrel. these are wing suits. the alps. look how close to the treats. that's the thing. you are just a few feet away from, boom, hitting something.
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those gopro -- >> from looking at this video, it really is amazing how you can maneuver. >> yeah. >> just -- yeah, no thanks. >> too close. adrenaline junkies. good from the comfort of the couch. this is heart-warming. two twins completed the ironman. peter has cerebral palsy and has become the first person with the disorder to complete an ironman triathlon. 15:32.48. they cycled 120 miles, running 26 miles. they did it all together. it is definitely one of those inspiring things saying, don't ever let anything stop you from achieving your dreams. before we go to break, we have to leave you with this image. cutest baby ever, looking in the mirror. what does she see? herself. i love you. i love you. i love you too.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- hometown terrorists. leaving america to fight for isis. intensifying fears about u.s. citizens getting killed while helping the ruthless rebels. tropical trouble. the rough surf on both coasts from two hurricanes. the deadly toll at the beach and the latest from accuweather. consumer alert. cars ruined in hurricane flooding last year, finding their way to dealerships and potentially your driveway this year. brand-new warnings about dangerous rides. and getting together. the classic abc sitcom "full house" oh, boy, plans to bring everybody back. the tv relaunch and the new pictures of john stamos that you definitely have to see. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, august 27th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i have a feeling that reunion is going to happen, right? >> fingers crossed. that was my show. >> a lot of wishful thinking out there. >> good morning on this wednesday, i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm brandi hitt. uncle jesse, bring back the gang. they have to reprise the song. they have to do it all. >> they have a lot of work to do, but i think they're up for the task. we begin on this wednesday morning with startling new revelations about the reach of the brutal islamist group isis inside our shores >> two americans killed in action fighting for isis in syria. and it comes as president obama gives the green light for increased u.s. surveillance over the war-torn country. here's abc's susan saulny. >> reporter: one jihadist grew up in minnesota and went to college in san diego. on his facebook page, the 33-year-old douglas macarthur mccain hardly appeared to be a dangerous terrorist, but mccain was one of two killed in syria in the last few days while fighting for the terror group isis, according to a rival
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syrian group. an estimated 100 americans have been recruited to fight for jihadist groups in syria including isis. >> i feel like i am still dreaming. i am thinking like i am in the dream world. >> reporter: earlier this summer, the syrian al qaeda group said an american from florida carried out a suicide bomb attack for them. he left behind this threatening video for fellow americans. >> you think you are safe, you are not safe. >> reporter: abc news confirmed that president obama has authorized surveillance flights over syria. u.s. officials have said they need more information before they could launch air strikes against isis, the terrorist organization that has been gaining ground in iraq and syria, and that just last week executed american journalist james foley. there was no news from isis about the fate of american journalist steven sotloff and two other americans held hostage by the group, including a young female aide worker. isis is also demanding a $6.6 million ransom for the american hospital worker's release. susan saulney, abc news.
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an american journalist who was freed by islamic militants in syria three days ago is now back on u.s. soil. peter theo curtis was reunited in boston with his mother. nancy curtis last night. the 45-year-old curtis was kidnapped two years ago covering the syrian uprising. his release was won through the mediation and extensive u.s. ally qatar. a middle aged man found face-down in waters off malibu. lifeguards and surfers tried to save him. he ended up dying. waves are higher than usual as hurricane marie makes its way north. it's not known if that contributed to his death. and beach-goers in north florida should see surf nearly as high today with dangerous rip currents. hurricane cristobal is expected to stay well east of the u.s. but it will still churn up the surf along the southeast coast. the northeast will see effects later on this week. >> very busy in the weather department. with hurricanes churning off
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both those coasts and a heat wave hitting the middle of the country, let's check in with accuweather meteorologist jim dickey with the latest. good morning. >> good morning, dan. brandi. heavy thunderstorms expected out across the portions of the nation's mid section. the plains in particular, watching kansas, watching nebraska heavy storms, late, bringing flooding rain. a battleground between dryer, cooler air, upper midwest, northern plains and heat and humidity in place across the mississippi valley, many spots easily in the triple digits. we're also tracking two tropical systems having an indirect impact. this is hurricane cristobal not making landfall on the east coast here. going to stay offshore. but going to keep some rip currents and high surf in place along the eastern seaboard. meanwhile, off the west coast, off baja, california, powerful hurricane marie, which is weakening but that will keep dangerously high surf along the west coast, too. dan, brandi, back to you. >> jim, thank you for that. new this morning, a shooting instructor in arizona has been killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning to fire a
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submachine gun. the instructor was standing next to the girl at an outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger. the recoil sent the gun over her head and the bullet hit the instructor. the girl was at the range with her parents visiting the area from new jersey. >> pretty shocking stuff. i mean, you know what, no matter what your opinions are when it comes to gun control, the idea of kids this age, just the safety issue, the range has a minimum age of 8 years to participate. you can be 8 years old. >> i don't even want to dive into this very hot-button issue. the fact of the matter is having been raised and trained with guns in my household, they're incredibly powerful weapon. if you don't know what the kickback is going to be, don't know what the recoil is, anything can happen. anything can happen. so it's -- it's, i don't know, it's a travesty and a tragedy. and unfortunately, hopefully we'll learn something from that going forward. meantime, six months after the v.a. hospital scandal broke,
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a new report finds no veterans died as a result of waiting for care. the report did find though delays in care for veterans, as well as poor scheduling practices. the v.a. says any potential criminal violations will be presented to federal prosecutors and considering action against managers. this morning we have a frightening incident to show you from a training exercise being carried out by the mexican military. troops were jumping out of the back of this plane when one of the paratrooper's chute gets caught on a wire leaving him dangling. keep in mind the plane was said to be flying at 3,000 feet. see him there. video end with the soldier spinning helplessly. reports say he was rescued in the end and being treated for undisclosed injuries. from tulsa, this is not the aftermath of a tragedy. it's the result of a big mistake. fire suppression foam, yeah, filled this hangar. oh, my goodness. huge area of the tarmac, covering ten national guard helicopters. this happened while the fire-fighting system was being checked out. blackhawks were not damaged. look at that. a huge mess.
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not a danger to the environment. just to the guy checking out the system. saturday's the start of the college football season for university of southern california is overshadowed by injury to one of the team's captains. josh shaw says he was injured last week saving his nephew from drowning, but as abc's josh haskell reports, some are questioning the story. >> reporter: usc cornerback, josh shaw is fighting an injury that kept him out of practice tuesday. but the cause of the injury is now being investigated by the university and the lapd. after phone calls and reports contradicted his story. >> he has been a good leader for us. he has given me no reason not to -- not to believe what he has told us that occurred and so -- but, you need to know. you know, i think it's important >> reporter: the story in question which had many calling shaw a hero, happened saturday night in his hometown of palmdale, california. shaw claims he jumped from a second floor balcony to help his 7-year-old nephew having trouble swimming.
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the 22-year-old suffered two high ankle sprains. he spoke to usc's website following the incident. i would do it again for whatever kid it was. it did not have to be my nephew. at practice his teammate, justin davis, said he wasn't surprised by shaw's actions. >> josh would do anything like that in a heart beat. that's why we picked him as a captain. yeah, definitely. always that type of person. role model, someone to look up to. >> reporter: as the usc vets shaw's story, internet rumors continue to swirl. lapd responded to requests about whether they had contact with shaw saturday night. we have no record of us having a run-in with him. that's not to say something didn't happen. we have no record of anything happening. josh shaw is out indefinitely with his injury. he was supposed to talk to the media on tuesday, but coach sarkisian said shaw will not be available until after usc
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officials determine exactly what happened josh haskell, abc news, new york. >> shaw's sister says she was not there when shaw allegedly saved her son. but she confirms that shaw was on the balcony and reacted to the situation in the pool below. reports say shaw reports during a burglary, quote, is speculation. the football season kicks into high gear. an equipment maker is out with a safer helmet designed to cut down on injuries. made by rydell, the company says new helmets flex to absorb the impact so the head, thanks to anti-concussion technology. college and nfl players will be wearing it beginning with this weekend's games. which is great to see. also now to tennis. a new american hero. taking u.s. open by storm. she is just 15 years old. there she is. cici bellis. >> not only did she become the youngest winner of a u.s. open match since 1996 yesterday,
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she did it against a player ten years her senior who once played in grand slam tournament final. >> bellis from california. she is home schooled. about to start tenth grade. her second round match is tomorrow. bravo, miss cici, you go and kick butt. look at her. >> nice. big congratulations. still ahead here, coming up in "the skinny," that homeless young man who was thrust into the spotlight by miley cyrus, we have new details about him and how the police are involved. plus a little later on, medical marijuana delivered right to your door step. what a successful service for people who really need their weed. you are watching "world news now." ♪ everybody must get stoned ♪ everybody must get stoned
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♪ come on and free ride ♪ ♪ come on and take it by my side ♪ the next best thing to a free ride is a cheap ride. when looking for a car, who doesn't want a deal. the reason that a car is price priced so low can lead to danger on the roads. >> this morning a new warning about flood cars, vehicles submerged in hurricane floods. abc's gio benitez shows us what you need to look for >> reporter: after super storm sandy, 100,000 water battered cars ended up back on the lot. all these flood cars left at an airport in long island, disappeared. the big question, where did they go? >> flood cars literally rot from the inside out. days, weeks or months down the road, parts are going to fail.
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>> reporter: as abc news started investigating, we tracked down one of these cars being sold to unsuspecting buyers. >> if i can walk away giving you $20,000 for everything. i want to take it now. >> reporter: just this week that boss pled guilty to selling seven flood cars. he faces three years in prison. the salesman we met, jack douek, is facing three pending charges, including conspiracy to commit theft by deception. he did tell our producer a red flag had come up on carfax. >> something about a flood. a mistake. and the title, everything is cool. >> you think the flood is -- >> yeah, no, everything is clean on it. you know what i mean? >> okay. >> everything is clean. >> reporter: the car that abc bought was checked out by a mechanic. >> that's definitely water-driven. there's no doubt about that. that's like fine silt. >> reporter: to avoid damage like this, the new jersey attorney general telling
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consumers check the vehicle's title history. and be wary if it has been titled multiple times over a short time period. that's a sign of potential fraud. and obtain a vehicle history report from the dealer or get one yourself from a reputable source. all advice to keep your bank account from going underwater too. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> here are some signs you need to look for if you have a flood car. some of them are obvious. a musty smell inside. mismatched upholstery. which i would think would be key there. >> another thing you may want to keep an eye on, silt or mud in the glove compartment. telltale sign. fog or moisture bead in interior or exterior lights, in the instrument panel. something you wouldn't think would be associated with. >> oh, come on, dan. looking at you. >> dan's used car dealership. >> that's a classic right there. >> i'm trying to bring retro back.
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that's not a bad looking jacket. >> you kept the pocket square. >> listen, got to be consistent with one thing. coming up in the skinny, the classic '90s sitcom getting a reboot. >> yes, we are excited about that. also why police are after miley cyrus' friend who accepted her vma for her. that's coming up next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪
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>> time now for "the skinny." am i going to come clean on this story? i kind of think i have to. >> yeah, you have -- >> confess. this is exciting news for some folks. "fu "full house" fans -- this is yours. this is it. >> john stamos is spearheading a revival of the sitcom with show's creator and executive producer actively involved. dan. >> it just wasn't for me. maybe. appears rest of the original cast is on board with the idea. original "full house" ended in 1995. everyone was cheering for it. i just -- you know, we'll see. >> look at those kids, dan, they're sad. kate and ashley -- >> they're not sad. they're rich. >> speaking of john stamos from the show, how is uncle jesse doing these days? >> not too bad. take a look at the selfie on instagram. "full house" had some benefits right there.
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51 years old. mr. stamos nicely done. >> wondering what his secret is. he says he started doing pilates two years ago. i'm signing up for pilates tomorrow. >> class will be sold out. his sudden fame may not be good for miley cyrus' mystery man. there is a warrant out for jesse helt, the homeless man who accepted miley's video of the year award, the vmas. oregon authorities say he violated probation after an attempted burglary four years ago. >> cyrus may have given him money to visit his mother. if he does do that, cops will be waiting. the detectives went to his mother's house yesterday to look for him. cyrus hasn't commented directly. but she did tweet that people who are homeless have lived very, very hard lives. jessica alba's got a great gig going on right now. in case acting doesn't work, there's an eco-baby product company she started. hers is now worth almost $1 billion. the company just raised $70 million also as it prepares for an ipo >> the "sin city" star started the company in 2011, as a
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business and do good mission. donates diapers and cribs to parents who can't afford them. now obviously paying off nice dif depds. >> definitely. now to hollywood's walk of fame and a day many people say was very long overdue. >> because actor and comedian phil hartman died back in 1988. just yesterday a new star on the walk of fame was unveiled in his honor. fellow "saturday night live" alums, john lovitz and kevin neilan helped do honors. >> hartman starred on "snl." from 1986 through 1994. best known for his impressions of bill clin phone, ronald reagan, frank sinatra. >> he was so good. he won an emmy in 1989. hartman also did the voiceover work for 52 episode of "the simpsons" if you didn't know. speaking of celebrities, some of your big celebrity birthdays today. >> paul ruben, turning 62. >> fashion designer tom ford is 53. >> doing whisperer cesar millan, 55. >> aaron paul, another reason to
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celebrate, he was on "breaking bad," he is 35 today. happy birthday to all. we'll be right back. we'll be right back. ♪ it's your birthday
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♪ everybody must get stoned ♪ i said everybody must get stoned. as more and more states are legalizing marijuana, there is high demand. speed we'd comes in. >> deliver medical cannabis the way you would order a pizza. jeremy blackburn from our sister station fusion went along for the ride here. >> reporter: we are on the road with one of the most popular guys in hollywood. he's not an actor. not a singer. geno genteel is a delivery guy. this is the reaction he gets when he walks in the door. >> hey! >> hey! >> reporter: because geno doesn't deliver pizza. he delivers weed, medical
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marijuana, to some of hollywood's biggest names. how many celebrity clients do you have? >> it's over 100. >> reporter: like sky blue from lmfao, a patient and a friend. gino made a special delivery to the studio where he is recording a new album. gino's company is called speed weed. the top medical marijuana delivery service in l.a. it's not the first weed delivery service but it might be the biggest. they've doubled their business in the past year with 20,000 patients. you don't have to be a celebrity to use the service but you do need a prescription. patients register and place an order online or app. they stock different strains and edibles. all infused with medical grade cannabis. it's slick, professional and they says fully legal, but that's questionable. while medical marijuana is legal in california, the city banned delivery services last year. and marijuana is of course illegal on the federal level.
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they do keep things low to the ground. they won't let us show the outside of their office or where they store the weed, and deliveries are made in unmarked cars. is there anything else out there like this? >> not that i have seen. it's cutting edge. to me it is the apple in the industry. they take that much pride and presentation how the customer is treated. >> that is what we're trying to create. we're trying to be the best at what we do. the way do you that is by making your patients happy. >> and he does. >> that is one big smile. >> why are not pizza delivery places parlayed this into like a two for one deal. >> oh, smart thinking. >> then you could get a bonus in there. i have no idea what this looks like or sounds like or anything. but it's getting awfully fuzzy in here. >> very green. i don't know why that smoke is green. >> need some doritos. stay with us.
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good morning. i'm brandi hitt. >> i'm dan kloeffler. here are some of the top headlines we're following on this wednesday morning on "world news now." >> government investigators found no proof delays in care caused veterans to die at a phoenix va hospital. but they found widespread problems that the va is promising to fix. a full report in a moment. two americans have been killed in action while fighting alongside isis militants in syria. the latest, a young minnesota man who went to college in san diego. it is a frightening trend, the brutal terror group recruiting americans. officials aren't sure if the rough surf churned up by hurricane marie contributed, but a surfer was found unconscious off malibu pier. he died later at the hospital. the high surf expected to reach a peak today. and just ahead of the long
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holiday weekend, look at this, a brewery in austin, texas, is offering a 99-pack of beer. carrying it is, let's just say, a bit of a challenge. shipments of austin beer works, any time ale, 99-packs will start tomorrow. it's wednesday, august 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that is a beer box that just keeps going and going and going. >> a lot of thirsty folks out there. we begin this wednesday half hour with the latest on the va hospital scandal. a new report find delays in care did not cause veterans to die. >> but investigators did pinpoint widespread problems at facilities. with more here is abc's jim avila. >> reporter: sally green called her father-in-law thomas pop, a navy vet who died of bladder cancer, while unable to schedule a doctor's appointment at the va in phoenix. >> the va, they are at fault why my dad is dead. >> reporter: but after a
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six-month investigation, the va's independent inspection general said pop's death cannot be linked directly to the delays he suffered trying to see a doctor. in fact the ig says none of the 40 veteran deaths it investigated can be linked directly to delays. >> we watched him die. it was disgraceful. >> reporter: the i.g. report admits there were clinically significant delays, but somehow concludes it is unable to conclusively assert the absence of timely health care caused the death of these veterans. a finding that confounds whistle-blowers katherine mitchell and sam foot, who broke the news that patients died while va staffers hid appointment delays on secret lists. >> reporter: the inspector general turned over his findings to the fbi to investigate
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criminal charges against those who may have invented or carried out the scheme to hide patient delays. the va said it is cooperating. and president obama speaking to veterans in north carolina said he is watching. >> we're going to fix what is wrong. we're going to do right by you. >> reporter: in phoenix, the va says it's hiring 500 more schedulers and medical staff to eliminate those long delays. jim avila, abc news, washington. israeli police are searching for a new jersey student who disappeared while hiking new jerusalem. aaron sofer has not been seen since last friday. there are fears he may have been kidnapped. sofer vanished in the same forest where a burned body of a palestinian boy was found last month in an apparent reprisal for three murders in june. more warning about the frightening, deadly ebola virus. the latest outbreak in africa
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killed 1,400 people. now one of the nation's top doctors, head of the cdc says the epidemic is worse than we first thought. abc's dr. richard besser is in africa on the front lines. >> reporter: the head of the cdc traveling in liberia announced the world is losing the fight against ebola. standing in the pouring rain outside one clinic, you can see why, as we witnessed something terrifying. these men in head to toe protective gear, heaving the body of one victim, still highly contagious, in a flatbed truck, piled high with others. afterwards, spraying him down with bleach. patients through the window watching it all. this is incredible, seeing a truck cart away ten bodies who died from ebola. i can't imagine what someone is thinking who arrived there for treatment. it's the gates of hell going into that treatment warding knowing you're more than likely coming out in a body bag. losing health care workers, just devastating.
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in the ebola zone, even before the outbreak, only one doctor for every 300 people. >> what's your biggest worry? >> loss of life of health care workers. i'm concerneded about that. >> reporter: i spoke to the nurses, risking their lives every day. the liberian government estimates up to 75% of ebola deaths have been women. in part, because they're the primary caregivers. >> you have to help out. >> reporter: amid the darkness, a glimmer of hope. >> how do you feel today? good. >> reporter: when can you go home? >> now. >> reporter: she's one of the lucky few. more than 1400 lives already lost to ebola with no end in sight. the signs we are seeing here in liberia isn't good. ebola seems to be winning this battle. hopefully the world will send the resources that are so desperately needed. for abc news, dr. richard besser, my robe yeah, liberia.
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a retired wisconsin sheriff's deputy due in court this friday accused of killing his wife and strrnl. former deputy andy steel had been in the hospital for trying to kill himself. he apparently suffers from lou gehrig's disease. the women were killed last week. we'll have much more on this coming up on "good morning america." the woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights in california without a ticket. yes, she's been arrested again. this time in even if phoenix. police were requesting a mental health evaluation for marilyn jeanne hartman taken into custody near baggage claim. recognized by airport personnel. she was hanging out around a checkpoint again without a ticket. the vinner of a device that got in the middle of an airline flight so heated that ended in an emergency landing is standing by the gadget. it all came to a boil on a flight where two passengers got into a fight over the knee defender. there it is.
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the idea is to prevent airline seats from reclining. the inventer says the purpose is to protect your space. >> the idea is to just, let the person -- in front of you, know that you are back there. you have a baby, computer, long legs. think about -- just let them know. >> so he says that it also stops anyone from reclining too quickly, stops anyone from hitting you in the process. so with as little as 28 inches between economy class seats. the space is intense. >> never had an issue. you are 6'2", what is it like for leg room? >> it is very tight. at the same time, everyone has -- would i love to not have someone not recline back on my knees? yes. >> but you want to recline your seat when you need it. >> and i do. and i do. and i do. there you go. can't have it both ways, apparently. don't look for american airlines tickets on orbitz travel site. we are just getting this in. the airline is pulling listings in a dispute over all the fees.
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and going to withdraw next monday. american says orbitz is too costly. the dispute affects vacation travelers and not business. orbitz says no big deal. there are a lot of other airline choices out there. we are getting new and frightening glimpse inside the earthquake zone. in the moments the quake struck california's napa valley sunday morning. a 13-year-old boy is recovering from serious injuries he suffered when a chimney collapsed on top of him. nicholas dillon was having a sleepover and fell asleep at the foot of the fireplace. he felt the jolt. he tried to crawl to the door. the bricks came crashing down on top of him. >> i crawled out of them. i didn't have all of them on top of me. i had -- i don't know how many landed on me. i just remember crawling. crawling. i thought i was paralyzed. >> nicholas was stuck under the bricks for half an hour until he was rescued by firefighters. he's undergone ten hours of surgery, suffering a broken pelvis. good news is he's expected to be
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out of the hospital within a week. >> that is good news. switching gears, we want to take a look at your weather. rain from the rockies to western pennsylvania. downpours in the central plains. also thunderstorms in new mexico. storms and rip currents on the texas and louisiana gulf coast beaches as well. >> mild and in the 70s near the great lakes and rockies. boston, atlanta, you'll both peak in the upper 80s. 90s from dallas to kansas city and here in new york. so, take a deep breath before we do this next story. and muscle up to the table. it is all about what is called the meat mountain. >> yes, say it again. the meat mountain. what are we talking about? oh, that is. that is the meat mountain. part of the secret menu at arby's. oh, it's not a secret anymore. can you even stick that in your mouth? >> try. the meat mountain includes two chicken tenders, 1 1/2 ounces of turk y ham, brisket, corned beef, roast beef and steak. >> not only that. two pieces of cheese. three pieces of bacon.
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all on a roll. and for just $10. >> i'm sorry, obesity problem in the united states what? >> oh, man. excuse you, sir. that just makes your stomach churn looking at it. hey, thank you for sharing it again. thank you. >> i have a feeling one of the bad boys will be on my menu at some point. just to say you tried it, don't you think? >> yeah, but cut it up. >> cut it up. don't know how you do that. >> work at it. anything is worth the work. coming up -- making a very big statement by giving away suitcases to kids who need them the most. also ahead, the biggest bargains in the back-to-school market. big savings for parents waiting until the last minute to shop. all the glitz, glimmer and luxury behind the scenes at the u.s. open. all the money at stake at the big pro tennis tournament. you're watching "world news now." ♪ you talk it up like yeah yeah ♪ ♪ you talk it up like yeah yeah.
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♪ never thought that i would go wherever you will go ♪ for children that are in and out of foster homes, life can be very difficult. the last thing they should worry about is how they're going to carry all their belongings. >> two women on a mission to make every child feel special with a very simple gift is what is making this our "favorite story of the day." >> here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: 14-year-old zavon moore and five foster children arrived at this home outside richmond, virginia with all
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their belongings in one of these. a black garbage bag. >> going to school, homeless, and sleeping in a car. did anyone at school know? >> no. >> reporter: their foster mother, allie sharper says the trauma of their lives is eased with the little things. like the smell of her cooking in the kitchen and a suitcase to put their clothes. >> these children's lives are important. they're not trash that can be discarded. they're, they deserve more than just a garbage bag. >> reporter: michelle jones, a restaurant owner heard of the simple important need. started collecting suitcases from friend and customers and the state welfare agency agreed to hand them out to foster children. >> today my goal there are 288 kids in richmond foster care. that's my goal for today. >> reporter: on this day a party, barely used or brand new suitcases of every color filled
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the floor and are still pouring in every night. for more than 500 children like zavon and so many others. >> a trash bag makes you feel like trash. but a suitcase makes you feel like, that you are at home. >> reporter: she and allie say the donated suitcases are an easy way to tell these children that the lives they carry with them deserve more than a bag for trash. steve osunsami, abc news, richmond, virginia. >> a trash bag makes you feel like trash. >> the amazing thing about this story, to raise awareness, that a number of kids that are out there, every year 20,000 kids actually age out of the foster care system. they have no place to go. >> another another here, shocking, currently right now today 104,000 children waiting in foster care to be adopted. their ages all over the place. but 104,000. so many. >> which is even more reason why there is much more thanks for those two women to do that kind
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of effort. very nice. still ahead, coming up, tennis, anyone? u.s. open under way. and the millions the winners are actually taking away. just a fraction of the money at steak here. >> we'll take you behind the scenes with all the glitz, all the glamour on and off the courts. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" cont connection to nature is a right that the trust for public land is fighting to preserve. from boulevards to ball fields and ponds to playgrounds, together we have saved over 3 million acres of land. a park is a gift that is worth protecting. help support the trust for public land
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and the gift of parks today. ar music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪ ♪ talk it out like yeah yeah ♪ yeah yeah the u.s. open is under way here in new york city and the big pro tournament has a lot of action on the court. but did you know this is the most lucrative sporting event in america? >> definitely turns out there is more money at stake here than the super bowl. and with a backstage pass to the glitz and glam, we are "up all nightline" with abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: call it hollywood sport, where glitz and glam meet serves and sweat, where you'll
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find celebs like justin timberlake, jessica alba and bradley cooper packing the stands, cheering the best of the best. it's the u.s. open, which kicked off this week. it is the most lucrative sporting event in america. this might be the sports world's most glamorous event. >> it might be, yeah. >> reporter: that is roger federer, five-time u.s. open champ. he's made $56 million in just the last year. >> prize money has gone up. >> reporter: $3 million. >> exactly. >> reporter: and it's no wonder the stakes are so high. in 2013, the open brought $720 million to the new york economy. and more than 47,000 fans and more than 700,000 fans attended. that's almost nine times as many as the super bowl this year. the reason, stars like maria sharapova. >> come on! >> reporter: with her supermodel looks and killer strokes, sharapova, who sailed through her opening round, has been
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number one on forbes' list of top paid female athletes for ten years in a row. what is the prize winnings for the champion of the u.s. open? >> is it $2 million? >> reporter: wow. you're short by a million. >> am i? >> reporter: it's $3 million. >> see, i don't even know. >> reporter: beautiful and strong bodies are essential. oh, this is where you look up the nutritional -- >> this is our nutrition kiosk, yes. >> reporter: some players eat 5,000 calories a day to stay fueled 37 for fans, their dining hall is gourmet, too. high-priced sitdown restaurants with menus by some of the country's top chefs are part of the draw. after all, the average salary of a tennis fan is $150,000. football fans, they bring home $56,000 less. is that why you're here, for the tennis? >> for the food mainly, but i heard they had tennis yesterday. >> reporter: for 125 you can pass the time between matches
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with a three-pound porterhouse steak. how many of these are you going to create over the next 15 days for the u.s. open? >> i don't know. 1,500. >> reporter: 1500. >> this filet mignon, you should try that. we didn't put any salt on it. just what you did. >> reporter: very good. that is a delicious steak. the u.s. open is the place to eat like a king, star gaze and, well, maybe even besee tennis great roger fedserer move to the next round. for "nightline," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> that is an assignment, rebecca, right there. >> rebecca is very classy. never tell you this. you don't have to spend a lot of money. you can get a seat for 20 or 30 bucks and experience all that. >> really? i never wanted to go. i was told it is ten times better in person. >> exactly. >> taking on federer there. >> i am. heck of a forehand i have going
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on there. >> the backhand, i know nothing of tennis. coming up, back to school, classes back in session. kids of all ages. >> we'll be saving you money. ng you money.
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♪ i never watch television ♪ how come we never watch television ♪ it is back to school. and with millions of kids heading back, it means millions of notebooks and pencils are needed, too. then you have backpacks and lunchboxes and the list goes on and on. >> the list goes on and on. even though it's the end of august, it's not too late to get bargains, everything your students need. here's abc's becky worley with the goods. >> reporter: erasers, pencils, glue sticks, the list for back to school has grown by 30% this year. while you may be asking your kids to be model students this year -- have a good first day.
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give mow a kiss. maybe you haven't gotten all the needed items. procrastinators rejoice. >> not only do you get the back to school sales, you get labor day sales. >> reporter: being a slacker mom is turning out okay. online, spend $50 at target, coupon code, you get $5 back. on top of the back to sale prices. like this epson printer from $99 to $59. buy one get one 50% off on apparel. ebay has these. marked down $60. need uniforms for school. walmart has polos for $3.97 and jcpenney has a 15% off deal. and for clothes of all sorts, old navy has 40% off online and in store. my super saving tips, new online sites that sell you used brand name clothing. this box is from thread up.
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boom, with a 40% off code i got 11 items foremy fashionista 6-year-old. 51 bucks. something you shouldn't buy right now -- an iphone. >> the iphone 6 will be unveiled september 9th. that means the prices on the models 5c and 5s is going to drop. >> reporter: bye-bye, guys. not even a look back. becky worley, abc news, oakland, california all. >> you get excited when you go back to school. >> did you have a trapper keeper? >> of course i did. i had a binder. had everything organized. i always wanted to get school supplies early. >> you were head of the class. >> gold stars for everyone! >> were you? were you really into school? >> i was. i was one of the nerdy kids. but i loved school. i loved going. i never missed. >> but it paid off now. and i get to enjoy the benefit of that. >> that is very sweet. it is nice being next to you too. >> that is the news for this half four. sweet. it's nice being next to you too. >> that is the news for this half-hour.
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this morning on "world news now" -- american terrorists. the growing threat from isis drawing people from here in the u.s. new fears about the militant forces finding fighters from american hometowns. >> i felt like he may have lost his identity because all of this is not him. >> how one man from the midwest fought for the ruthless army in syria and wound up dead. missing student. new fears about a young man from new jersey who disappeared in israel. not far from where three students were killed. his family's desperation. and protective polish. new nail accessory designed to to tell women if they could be in some serious trouble. >> by simply painting your
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nails, you could protect yourself. >> it's beauty with a secret mission. a remarkable invention that could save lives. it's wednesday, august 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning, everyone, i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm brandi hitt. happy hump day. for all the insomniacs out there, we're up with you. >> like a roller coaster, you reached the peak and now you're ready for the downward slide into excitement. >> exactly. hard to be awake. but we're here with you and we'll get you through it. we'll begin this half hour with new revelations of the american connection to isis. >> two americans have been killed in syria fighting alongside isis militants. abc's brian ross has details on the apparently growing number of american recruits fighting for their jihadi cause. >> reporter: he grew up in minnesota and went to college in san diego. and on his facebook page, 33-year-old douglas macarthur mccain hardly seemed to be a jihadist. his "likes" included pizza hut,
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the chicago bulls and the koran. but the white house confirmed that mccain had been killed in syria while fighting for the brutal terror group isis. in a twitter message earlier this year, mccain who said he converted to islam a decade ago, wrote of his isis warriors, stand strong, we will soon be one. a cousin said mccain lost his way. >> i felt like he may have lost his identity because all of this is not him. >> reporter: an estimated 100 americans have been recruited to fight for jihadist groups in syria, including isis. >> i'm feeling like i'm still dreaming. i'm thinking like i'm in a dream world. >> reporter: earlier this summer, the syrian al qaeda group said an american from florida carried out a suicide bomb attack for them. he left behind this threatening video for fellow americans. >> you think you are safe. you are not safe. >> reporter: as brutal and outrageous as the killing of american journalist james foley was, isis presents even a greater threat to the u.s.
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according to the former co-chairman of the 9/11 commission. >> they may have again a place to organize an attack on the united states. that's very serious. >> reporter: there was no news about the fate of two americans held by the group, including a young female aide worker. but president obama issued his own warning to those responsible in isis. >> america does not forget. our reach is long. we are patient. justice will be done. >> reporter: and the president went on to say that going after and rooting out isis won't be easy and it won't be quick. brian ross, abc news, new york. president obama is apparently extending america's reach into syria in what could be a prelude to u.s. military action in syria. the president authorized new spy flights over the islamist state. the pentagon is hoping to pinpoint where isis has training camps and track the movement of convoys and supplies to and from iraq. government sources says this does not mean that air strikes are imminent.
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in the middle east, celebrations in gaza after a cease-fire agreement between israel and hamas. the agreement halts a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 and left tens of thousands in gaza homeless. but the deal falls short. demands by hamas that israel and egypt open the border of gaza. a desperate search is under way in israel for an american student who vanished on a hike near jerusalem. a growing fear this morning that the young man from new jersey may have been kidnapped. here is abc's caroline costello. >> reporter: hundreds of volunteers along with israeli police continue to search the jerusalem forest, searching for aaron sofer, a 23-year-old student who disappeared on friday while hiking with a friend. >> this is the third and fourth consecutive day where different units are trying to find out exactly what happened to the missing boy. >> reporter: back in aaron's hometown in new jersey -- >> just bring back my brother. that's all i want to say. just bring back my brother.
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>> reporter: his extended family joins local politicians in a plea for more help in the search. >> i would like to give a thanks to everyone who is taking part in the search. and i appreciate it. and i want everyone to continue the searching. >>'s a very fine boy, very nice boy. we would like to thank everybody who is involved in bringing back aaron. >> reporter: aaron, an ultra-orthodox student studying at a jewish school in israel, went missing in the same forest where the burned body of a palestinian boy was found last month. an apparent reprisal for the murder of three israeli students back in june. >> there are concerns, as we all know, about the possibility of an abduction. no claims have been made. that's a good sign. but claims aren't always made immediately by abducting parties, particularly hamas. >> please, we want our aaron. please call the police
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immediately. >> reporter: aaron's parents are in israel while local political leaders are asking the u.s. and israeli governments to use every resource to get aaron back home. carolyn costello, abc news, new york. stateside, southern california is already feeling the effects of hurricane marie possibly with tragic results. a surfer was found off malibu pier, face down in the rough water. the waves were 6 to 8 feet high. rescue efforts were unsuccessful. >> couple of guys went to go rescue them, but i heard the lifeguard was right there on the scene. i actually heard a lifeguard jumped off the pier. >> the middle-aged man was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. it's not known if his death is a direct result of the rough surf. lifeguards are warning swimmers and surfers to use caution. from hurricane marie in the west to hurricane cristobal in the east along florida beaches, hurricane cristobal kick up the
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surf causing rip currents. >> the latest on two hurricanes and storms in the midwest from accuweather's jim dickey. good morning. >> good morning, dan, brandi. we'll see heavy rain and thunderstorms here today out across the plains. this in the battleground between cooler, drier air across the northern plains, upper midwest, hot, humid air. many spots into triple digits along the mississippi river. storms fire late. watch out for flooding here. especially across nebraska into the evening and overnight hours. meanwhile, two tropical systems dealing with hurricane cristobal offshore bringing rough surf. to the east coast. similar story in the west coast. hurricane marie off to the south. dangerously high surf expected here, too. dan and brandi, back to you. >> jim dickey at accuweather, thank you so much. apparently apple is planning to super size more than just its iphone. bloomberg reports the company will introduce a larger ipad tablet early next year. the screen will measure, almost 13 inches diagonally. the current models are eight to ten inches. and apple, of course, will not comment or confirm this, but apple ipad sales have been lagging recently because of a lack of new models. >> this is the genius of apple. they are always able to easter
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egg information into these things. they'll never confirm, but the buzz that gets generated is amazing. >> apple expected to announce two bigger iphones next month. coming sometime around september 9th. with the competition, once they design something new, everyone else runs and scrambles. you look at your iphone compared to an android, they have a bigger screen. now i need to get this. competition back and forth. >> everything starts to look very similar. could come down to pricing, convenience. have to wait to see. moving on with the solution for anybody who may be feeling a little thirsty this morning. thirsty, being the opportune word. >> yes. a brewery in texas has just the thing for you. listen to this, it is a 99-pack of beer. keep watching. keep watching. here it comes. >> rolling, rolling, rolling. >> yes, 99-pack of any time ale from austin beerworks. >> the package, huge, heavy. going to take more than one person to carry it out unless
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you are ambitious. transporting it home might be, well, a little dangerous. >> the limited edition will run you $99. a buck a beer. >> what's missing, 99 bottles of beer on the wall, the recycled version of that, right? >> it's can, though. i also want to know if you order it, what's the cost to ship? it will cost you just as much to ship that thing as it would to get the actual beer. >> yeah. a big, big thirst quencher. >> my favorite shot right there. coming up in "the mix," tennis players who make the grunting noises while hitting the ball. does this help or hurt their game? >> exactly. first, some serious comfort food. we're making chicken pot pies in "insomniac kitchen." easier than it looks. you're watching "world news now." ♪ chicken pot pie ♪ chicken pot pie >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum powerball. finish quantum powerball.
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♪ a lot of you know the feeling you get after a freshman cure, it can be fantastic. now a better reason to treat your nails to a fresh coat of polish. can you believe it?
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it's for self-defense. >> this is a really interesting story. four college students working on nail polish that can detect date rape drugs slipped into drinks. abc's rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: it is the newest fashion accessory that may really, truly have the power to change lives. undercover colors, a revolutionary line of nail polish designed to help women detect the safety of their beverages by discretely slipping their finger into their drinks. changing color if the drink is laced with certain drugs. >> by painting your nails you could protect yourself. >> reporter: four college guys from north carolina state university came up with the idea. their goal, to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime. according to the cdc, one-third occur among college-aged female.
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drugs like incapacitate an unsuspecting victim when slipped into their drink and are hard to detect. >> at parties is where this happens more likely. when it's not a controlled bar. they could have spiked the whole bottle and you have no idea. >> reporter: while there are other drug detectors on the market, like coasters and cups that change color, this could be the first ever beauty innovation that could prevent a crime. the inventors say they're still perfecting the formula in the lab, but would like to see it on store shelves soon. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> incredibly creative. obviously a real world solution there. these four majors actually earlier this year won $100,000 -- excuse me, $11,000 competition for students that are actually forced to create these kinds of innovative products. they also have $100,000 grant from an investor. >> it's fantastic. let's face it, experts say
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alcohol is the number one date rape drug used at the bar. so if you see a lady dipping her finger in her drink, don't make fun. it's really a serious thing. >> yeah, it is. very creative way to prevent something like that from happening. >> exactly. coming up on wednesday morning, we hope you are hungry. we are hungry, heading into the "insomniac kitchen" for comfort food, chicken pot pie. you'll see how easy it is to make. we have the recipe to make the best. in our next half hour, weed on wheels. we got your attention. the booming business of medical marijuana delivery. how you can order it from your home and get it faster than a pizza. stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues this from our abc stations.
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♪ onehing ♪ if there's one thing in this world that i like better than a kornd beef on rye ♪ ♪ is chicken pot pie >> that's a version i have not heard before. >> that's fantastic. weird al paying tribute to one of america's favorite foods, the chicken pot pie. now, although a lot of you -- i do it, you get frozen or at the restaurant -- >> easy way to do it. >> it's actually not too hard to make yourself apparently. >> head to one of new york's popular eateries to learn the secret recipe. abc's tina trinh takes us into the "insomnia kitchen." >> hey, insomniacs, we're checking out brooklyn niner, but check this out, we're actually manhattan. i hear, though, they have an awesome chicken pot pie here. we are going to find out. we're in the kitchen with the corporate chef.
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and show us how to make your signature chicken pot pie. what's your secret? >> the chicken is pulled. and then the sauce. it's very important with the vegetables. >> reporter: so, it's all about the crust and the sauce? >> yes. >> reporter: got it. you're going to show us how to make the crust? >> to make the crust, very simple. first of all we're going to get flour. put it in here. all right? then we add the butter. which we do by hand every day. you add some salt. >> reporter: salt, okay. >> salt. you add sour cream. >> reporter: interesting. >> in order to work with this, you have to put it in back for two to three hours. >> reporter: now it's time to make the sauce. do this first, then add filling later. >> add filling later. yes, we have the butter on the side. >> reporter: going in. >> now we are going to season this. a little oregano. want to put one -- >> reporter: one bay leaf, one
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or two. >> two. >> reporter: what is this over here? >> this is the whole chicken. we cook the chicken in chicken stock. that's the secret. carrots. cooking it inside here, just put it inside. potatoes, celery, a little fresh corn. a little bit of corn. a little bit of mushrooms, fresh peas. a little bit. now we're going to put a couple pieces of chicken inside. >> reporter: do you ever get tempted to eat this? >> there was a time i would separate it, eat it with bread. >> reporter: looks so good. we just took the dough out of the fridge. >> now let's work on it, finish it. ready to put it in the oven. >> reporter: we just took our beautiful pie crust out of the oven. now we're ready to fill it. >> peas. fresh peas. >> reporter: we're missing a top, right? >> yes, we're missing the top. that's the top over there. >> reporter: interesting.
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>> we're going to put it just on the side. nice, easy. you can break it down, eat it with a fork. >> reporter: this isn't how they make it in brooklyn. just want you to know that. >> you're right. >> reporter: moment of truth. it's not brooklyn's style. but i'm okay with that. it's better. >> drooling right now. waiting. your take. i have to try. >> wow. >> yeah? >> uh-huh. that is really good. >> oh, my gosh. >> this isn't one of those cheesy anchor, mm, it's so delicious and really it actually tastes like garbage. this is really, really good. >> i have to tell you -- not the best thing, but one of the best things about being on "world news now." we're going to try to get more food segments on periodically because it's awesome. >> the nice thing is it's almost the size of your head so you can basically enjoy this for the next two or three days. >> it's huge. we'll be eating it the rest of the show. raid the fridge if you want. this is pretty much -- looks like thanksgiving. thanksgiving heaven in the middle --
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>> glutd gluten, carb free, dairy -- all that kind of stuff? >> sure is-t is. >> sure it is. >> uh-huh. we'll be right back with more news.
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>> it is time now for "the mix." and the u.s. open is under way right now. you know, it's a very classy event, except for one very audible disruption from the players on the court. case in point. [ grunts ] >> yeah, the grunts. some of them -- i mean, you're talking about maria sharapova. she gets up to 93 decibels which is the same strength as a motorcycle, a jack hammer, a chain saw. so, do they really need to grunt? is it a psychological thing? medical studies have been done on this and there is a slight advantage to the grunt. the reason why, you are exhaling that much air, contracting
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your abdominals, tightening up your core allows to you perform power exertion. a 4% increase in the ball's velocity with a little oomph behind the swing. >> sharapova sounds like she is being attacked. she is worth so much money, she can do whatever she wants. >> nadal, the same -- the ball ricochets. at this hour of the morning. those are the exact sounds you want to hear. anyway, there is more force when you grunt. take that for what it is worth. incredible video. heard of the suits everyone wears. somebody put a gopro camera on this unbelievable footage. like one of those squirrels, you like, human flying squirrel. these are wing suits. the alps. look how close to the treats. that's the thing. you are just a few feet away from, boom, hitting something.
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those gopro -- >> from looking at this video, it really is amazing how you can maneuver. >> yeah. >> just -- yeah, no thanks. >> too close. adrenaline junkies. good from the comfort of the couch. this is heart-warming. two twins completed the ironman. peter has cerebral palsy and has become the first person with the disorder to complete an ironman triathlon. 15:32.48. they cycled 120 miles, running 26 miles. they did it all together. it is definitely one of those inspiring things saying, don't ever let anything stop you from achieving your dreams. before we go to break, we have to leave you with this image. cutest baby ever, looking in the mirror. what does she see? herself. i love you. i love you.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- hometown terrorists. leaving america to fight for isis. intensifying fears about u.s. citizens getting killed while helping the ruthless rebels. tropical trouble. the rough surf on both coasts from two hurricanes. the deadly toll at the beach and the latest from accuweather. consumer alert. cars ruined in hurricane flooding last year, finding their way to dealerships and potentially your driveway this year. brand-new warnings about dangerous rides. and getting together. the classic abc sitcom "full house" oh, boy, plans to bring everybody back. the tv relaunch and the new pictures of john stamos that you definitely have to see. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, august 27th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i have a feeling that reunion is going to happen, right? >> fingers crossed. that was my show. >> a lot of wishful thinking out there. >> good morning on this wednesday, i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm brandi hitt. uncle jesse, bring back the gang. they have to reprise the song. they have to do it all. >> they have a lot of work to do, but i think they're up for the task. we begin on this wednesday morning with startling new revelations about the reach of the brutal islamist group isis inside our shores >> two americans killed in action fighting for isis in syria. and it comes as president obama gives the green light for increased u.s. surveillance over the war-torn country. here's abc's susan saulny. >> reporter: one jihadist grew up in minnesota and went to college in san diego. on his facebook page, the 33-year-old douglas macarthur mccain hardly appeared to be a dangerous terrorist, but mccain was one of two killed in syria in the last few days while fighting for the terror group
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isis, according to a rival syrian group. an estimated 100 americans have been recruited to fight for jihadist groups in syria including isis. >> i feel like i am still dreaming. i am thinking like i am in the dream world. >> reporter: earlier this summer, the syrian al qaeda group said an american from florida carried out a suicide bomb attack for them. he left behind this threatening video for fellow americans. >> you think you are safe, you are not safe. >> reporter: abc news confirmed that president obama has authorized surveillance flights over syria. u.s. officials have said they need more information before they could launch air strikes against isis, the terrorist organization that has been gaining ground in iraq and syria, and that just last week executed american journalist james foley. there was no news from isis about the fate of american journalist steven sotloff and two other americans held hostage by the group, including a young female aide worker. isis is also demanding a $6.6 million ransom for the american hospital worker's release. susan saulney, abc news.
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an american journalist who was freed by islamic militants in syria three days ago is now back on u.s. soil. peter theo curtis was reunited in boston with his mother. nancy curtis last night. the 45-year-old curtis was kidnapped two years ago covering the syrian uprising. his release was won through the mediation and extensive u.s. ally qatar. a middle aged man found face-down in waters off malibu. lifeguards and surfers tried to save him. he ended up dying. waves are higher than usual as hurricane marie makes its way north. it's not known if that contributed to his death. and beach-goers in north florida should see surf nearly as high today with dangerous rip currents. hurricane cristobal is expected to stay well east of the u.s. but it will still churn up the surf along the southeast coast. the northeast will see effects later on this week. >> very busy in the weather department. with hurricanes churning off
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both those coasts and a heat wave hitting the middle of the country, let's check in with accuweather meteorologist jim dickey with the latest. good morning. >> good morning, dan. brandi. heavy thunderstorms expected out across the portions of the nation's mid section. the plains in particular, watching kansas, watching nebraska heavy storms, late, bringing flooding rain. a battleground between dryer, cooler air, upper midwest, northern plains and heat and humidity in place across the mississippi valley, many spots easily in the triple digits. we're also tracking two tropical systems having an indirect impact. this is hurricane cristobal not making landfall on the east coast here. going to stay offshore. but going to keep some rip currents and high surf in place along the eastern seaboard. meanwhile, off the west coast, off baja, california, powerful hurricane marie, which is weakening but that will keep dangerously high surf along the west coast, too. dan, brandi, back to you. >> jim, thank you for that. new this morning, a shooting instructor in arizona has been killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning to fire a
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submachine gun. the instructor was standing next to the girl at an outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger. the recoil sent the gun over her head and the bullet hit the instructor. the girl was at the range with her parents visiting the area from new jersey. >> pretty shocking stuff. i mean, you know what, no matter what your opinions are when it comes to gun control, the idea of kids this age, just the safety issue, the range has a minimum age of 8 years to participate. you can be 8 years old. >> i don't even want to dive into this very hot-button issue. the fact of the matter is having been raised and trained with guns in my household, they're incredibly powerful weapon. if you don't know what the kickback is going to be, don't know what the recoil is, anything can happen. anything can happen. so it's -- it's, i don't know, it's a travesty and a tragedy. and unfortunately, hopefully we'll learn something from that going forward. meantime, six months after the v.a. hospital scandal broke,
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a new report finds no veterans died as a result of waiting for care. the report did find though delays in care for veterans, as well as poor scheduling practices. the v.a. says any potential criminal violations will be presented to federal prosecutors and considering action against managers. this morning we have a frightening incident to show you from a training exercise being carried out by the mexican military. troops were jumping out of the back of this plane when one of the paratrooper's chute gets caught on a wire leaving him dangling. keep in mind the plane was said to be flying at 3,000 feet. see him there. video end with the soldier spinning helplessly. reports say he was rescued in the end and being treated for undisclosed injuries. from tulsa, this is not the aftermath of a tragedy. it's the result of a big mistake. fire suppression foam, yeah, filled this hangar. oh, my goodness. huge area of the tarmac, covering ten national guard helicopters. this happened while the fire-fighting system was being checked out. blackhawks were not damaged. look at that. a huge mess.
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not a danger to the environment. just to the guy checking out the system. saturday's the start of the college football season for university of southern california is overshadowed by injury to one of the team's captains. josh shaw says he was injured last week saving his nephew from drowning, but as abc's josh haskell reports, some are questioning the story. >> reporter: usc cornerback, josh shaw is fighting an injury that kept him out of practice tuesday. but the cause of the injury is now being investigated by the university and the lapd. after phone calls and reports contradicted his story. >> he has been a good leader for us. he has given me no reason not to -- not to believe what he has told us that occurred and so -- but, you need to know. you know, i think it's important >> reporter: the story in question which had many calling shaw a hero, happened saturday night in his hometown of palmdale, california. shaw claims he jumped from a second floor balcony to help his 7-year-old nephew having trouble swimming.
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the 22-year-old suffered two high ankle sprains. he spoke to usc's website following the incident. i would do it again for whatever kid it was. it did not have to be my nephew. at practice his teammate, justin davis, said he wasn't surprised by shaw's actions. >> josh would do anything like that in a heart beat. that's why we picked him as a captain. yeah, definitely. always that type of person. role model, someone to look up to. >> reporter: as the usc vets shaw's story, internet rumors continue to swirl. lapd responded to requests about whether they had contact with shaw saturday night. we have no record of us having a run-in with him. that's not to say something didn't happen. we have no record of anything happening. josh shaw is out indefinitely with his injury. he was supposed to talk to the media on tuesday, but coach sarkisian said shaw will not be available until after usc
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officials determine exactly what happened josh haskell, abc news, new york. >> shaw's sister says she was not there when shaw allegedly saved her son. but she confirms that shaw was on the balcony and reacted to the situation in the pool below. reports say shaw reports during a burglary, quote, is speculation. the football season kicks into high gear. an equipment maker is out with a safer helmet designed to cut down on injuries. made by rydell, the company says new helmets flex to absorb the impact so the head, thanks to anti-concussion technology. college and nfl players will be wearing it beginning with this weekend's games. which is great to see. also now to tennis. a new american hero. taking u.s. open by storm. she is just 15 years old. there she is. cici bellis. >> not only did she become the youngest winner of a u.s. open match since 1996 yesterday,
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she did it against a player ten years her senior who once played in grand slam tournament final. >> bellis from california. she is home schooled. about to start tenth grade. her second round match is tomorrow. bravo, miss cici, you go and kick butt. look at her. >> nice. big congratulations. still ahead here, coming up in "the skinny," that homeless young man who was thrust into the spotlight by miley cyrus, we have new details about him and how the police are involved. plus a little later on, medical marijuana delivered right to your door step. what a successful service for people who really need their weed. you are watching "world news now." ♪ everybody must get stoned ♪ everybody must get stoned
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♪ come on and ♪ come on and free ride ♪ ♪ come on and take it by my side ♪ the next best thing to a free ride is a cheap ride. when looking for a car, who doesn't want a deal? the reason that a car is priced so low can lead to danger on the roads. >> this morning a new warning about flood cars, vehicles submerged in hurricane floods. abc's gio benitez shows us what you need to look for after superstorm sandy, 100,000 water battered cars ended up back on the lot. all these flood cars left at an airport in long island, disappeared. the big question, where did they go? >> flood cars literally rot from the inside out. days, weeks or months down the road, parts are going to fail. >> reporter: as abc news started
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investigating, we tracked down one of these cars being sold to unsuspecting buyers. >> if i can walk away giving you $20,000 for everything. i want to take it now. >> reporter: just this week that boss pled guilty to selling seven flood cars. he faces three years in prison. the salesman we met, jack douek, is facing three pending charges, including conspiracy to commit theft by deception. he did tell our producer a red flag had come up on carfax. >> something about a flood. a mistake. and the title, everything is cool. >> you think the flood is -- >> yeah, no, everything is clean on it. you know what i mean? >> okay. >> everything is clean. >> reporter: the car that abc bought was checked out by a mechanic. >> that's definitely water-driven. there's no doubt about that. that's like fine silt. >> reporter: to avoid damage
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like this, the new jersey attorney general telling consumers check the vehicle's title history. and be wary if it has been titled multiple times over a short time period. that's a sign of potential fraud. and obtain a vehicle history report from the dealer or get one yourself from a reputable source. all advice to keep your bank account from going underwater too. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> here are some signs you need to look for if you have a flood car. some of them are obvious. a musty smell inside. mismatched upholstery. which i would think would be key there. >> another thing you may want to keep an eye on, silt or mud in the glove compartment. telltale sign. fog or moisture bead in interior or exterior lights, in the instrument panel. something you wouldn't think would be associated with. >> oh, come on, dan. looking at you. >> dan's used car dealership. >> that's a classic right there. >> i'm trying to bring retro back. that's not a bad looking jacket. >> you kept the pocket square. >> listen, got to be consistent
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with one thing. coming up in the skinny, the classic '90s sitcom getting a reboot. >> yes, we are excited about that. also why police are after miley cyrus' friend who accepted her vma for her. that's coming up next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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so skinny ♪ >> time now for "the skinny." am i going to come clean on this story? i kind of think i have to. >> yeah, you have -- >> confess. this is exciting news for some folks. "fu "full house" fans -- this is yours. this is it. >> john stamos is spearheading a revival of the sitcom with show's creator and executive producer actively involved. dan. >> it just wasn't for me. maybe. appears rest of the original cast is on board with the idea. original "full house" ended in 1995. everyone was cheering for it. i just -- you know, we'll see. >> look at those kids, dan, they're sad. kate and ashley -- >> they're not sad. they're rich. >> speaking of john stamos from the show, how is uncle jesse doing these days? >> not too bad. take a look at the selfie on instagram. "full house" had some benefits
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right there. 51 years old. mr. stamos nicely done. >> wondering what his secret is. he says he started doing pilates two years ago. i'm signing up for pilates tomorrow. >> class will be sold out. his sudden fame may not be good for miley cyrus' mystery man. there is a warrant out for jesse helt, the homeless man who accepted miley's video of the year award, the vmas. oregon authorities say he violated probation after an attempted burglary four years ago. >> cyrus may have given him money to visit his mother. if he does do that, cops will be waiting. the detectives went to his mother's house yesterday to look for him. cyrus hasn't commented directly. but she did tweet that people who are homeless have lived very, very hard lives. jessica alba's got a great gig going on right now. in case acting doesn't work, there's an eco-baby product company she started. hers is now worth almost $1 billion. the company just raised $70 million also as it prepares for an ipo >> the "sin city" star started the company in 2011, as a
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business and do good mission. donates diapers and cribs to parents who can't afford them. now obviously paying off nice dif depds. >> definitely. now to hollywood's walk of fame and a day many people say was very long overdue. >> because actor and comedian phil hartman died back in 1988. just yesterday a new star on the walk of fame was unveiled in his honor. fellow "saturday night live" alums, john lovitz and kevin neilan helped do honors. >> hartman starred on "snl." from 1986 through 1994. best known for his impressions of bill clin phone, ronald reagan, frank sinatra. >> he was so good. he won an emmy in 1989. hartman also did the voiceover work for 52 episode of "the simpsons" if you didn't know. speaking of celebrities, some of your big celebrity birthdays today. >> paul ruben, turning 62. >> fashion designer tom ford is 53. >> doing whisperer cesar millan,
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55. >> aaron paul, another reason to celebrate, he was on "breaking bad," he is 35 today. happy birthday to all. we'll be right back. we'll be right back. ♪ it's your birthday
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♪ everybody must get stoned ♪ i said everybody must get stoned. as more and more states are legalizing marijuana, there is high demand. speed we'd comes in. >> deliver medical cannabis the way you would order a pizza. jeremy blackburn from our sister station fusion went along for the ride here. >> reporter: we are on the road with one of the most popular guys in hollywood. he's not an actor. not a singer. geno genteel is a delivery guy. this is the reaction he gets when he walks in the door. >> hey! >> hey! >> reporter: because geno doesn't deliver pizza.
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he delivers weed, medical marijuana, to some of hollywood's biggest names. how many celebrity clients do you have? >> it's over 100. >> reporter: like sky blue from lmfao, a patient and a friend. gino made a special delivery to the studio where he is recording a new album. gino's company is called speed weed. the top medical marijuana delivery service in l.a. it's not the first weed delivery service but it might be the biggest. they've doubled their business in the past year with 20,000 patients. you don't have to be a celebrity to use the service but you do need a prescription. patients register and place an order online or app. they stock different strains and edibles. all infused with medical grade cannabis. it's slick, professional and they says fully legal, but that's questionable. while medical marijuana is legal in california, the city banned delivery services last year. and marijuana is of course illegal on the federal level.
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they do keep things low to the ground. they won't let us show the outside of their office or where they store the weed, and deliveries are made in unmarked cars. is there anything else out there like this? >> not that i have seen. it's cutting edge. to me it is the apple in the industry. they take that much pride and presentation how the customer is treated. >> that is what we're trying to create. we're trying to be the best at what we do. the way do you that is by making your patients happy. >> and he does. >> that is one big smile. >> why are not pizza delivery places parlayed this into like a two for one deal. >> oh, smart thinking. >> then you could get a bonus in there. i have no idea what this looks like or sounds like or anything. but it's getting awfully fuzzy in here. >> very green. i don't know why that smoke is green. >> need some doritos. stay with us.
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hmm. [cell phone beeps] hey! [police whistle blows] [horns honking] woman: hey! [bicycle bell rings] turn here. there. excuse me. uh. uh.
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making news in america this morning, american connection. a united states citizen killed in syria fighting alongside isis. what we've learned about his past and new details about how many americans are fighting with jihadist groups in a live report. coastal concerns. two hurricanes causing dangerous surf in the atlantic and pacific. we're tracking the timing and the impact of both storms. black hawk bath. a hangar full of the super military machines covered in foam. what caused the mishap? and stealing the show, the 15-year-old who has joined tennis elite with a stunning upset.

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