Skip to main content

tv   ABC World News Now  ABC  August 28, 2014 1:42am-4:01am PDT

1:42 am
insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay and could really save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now. with a medicare supplement plan, you'll be able to stay with your doctor. oh, you know, i love that guy. mm-hmm. [ male announcer ] these types of plans let you visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. and there are no networks. you do your push-ups today? prepare to be amazed. [ male announcer ] don't wait. call today to request your free decision guide and find the aarp medicare supplement plan to go the distance with you. go long.
1:43 am
1:44 am
the music, indication for
1:45 am
the music, indication for the next story coming up here that a family scared their house might be haunted and might have to call the ghostbusters. instead they probably would have been better off calling a snake charmer. >> all of the strange things happening in the middle of the night. furniture moving. dishes breaking were the result of a giant python slithering about, if. the unwanted guest keeping the frightened family on edge. for week this family feared something supernatural was haunting their hope. >> there were objects moving here and there. things were falling over, a lamp, for example. my wife and i, we just -- it was a guest. >> reporter: the nefarius noisemaker, knocking over wine glasses and decorations in their canadian home was no ghost. instead this 10-foot long, reticulated python, enough to make indiana jones himself slither away in fear. >> why did it have to be snakes?
1:46 am
>> i am a bit creeped out by it. not going to lie. rachel lake and her 10-year-old son, xavier, spotting the uninvited guest near the sofa. >> the snake was here and i saw it dangling down. i was about to sit down on the couch. >> i jumped up. grabbed my kid. ran out of the house screaming. >> reporter: police and animal patrol officers coming to the rescue reviewing the pep tile. reptile. the python is the longest snake in the world growing up to 30 feet and 300 pounds. >> a rather unhappy, ornery snack to deal with. we were able to safely get it out of there. >> as for the family who is in the process of packing, moving day can't come soon enough.
1:47 am
>> when they found an anaconda in his house, completely illegal. they took the snakes away. >> you have covered this and done due diligence on this. this is not a poisonous snake, right? at the same time, you put in your notes. not venomous, large pythons can inflict injuries requiring stitches. >> anything that can grow up to ten feet and wraparound its prey. >> do you like snakes, indiana jones. >> if you have a snake at home as a pet. tweet us, facebook. i want to know what the attraction is to keep snakes as pets. never understood it. >> pretty cool. >> no thank you. no thank you. let's move on. coming up. bullet proof coffee. the latest trend in so-called superfoods. what is making the cup so
1:48 am
but the truth is: there's so much in life we can't control. here's something we can: colorectal cancer. it's the second leading cancer killer in the u.s., but it is almost entirely preventable! most colon cancers start as polyps, and screening finds polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. if you're over 50, get screened. screening saves lives. it could really save your life.
1:49 am
. ♪ welcome back this thursday. so many of us look to coffee to get us through our day or in this case our nights. yes, there is a new super brew that claims to do more than just give you the usual boost. >> this is called bulletproof coffee. fans of it say it can help lose weight, boost energy as well as some benefits. abc's rachel smith investigates. >> reporter: hold the cream and sugar. the growing trend in the morning cup of joe, butter and oil. it's called bulletproof coffee. ingredients low toxin, clean coffee, two tablespoons of unsalted grass fed butter, two tablespoons of oil or coconut oil. >> it is very strong. especially up here. >> reporter: the creator, dave
1:50 am
asbury, claims his concoction high in held sthi fats increases immunity, cognitive function and promotes weight loss. the question is is there enough proof to go bulletproof. >> we don't have enough research to support it being, something that is good for us in the long term. >> reporter: let's weigh the numbers. one cup of coffee contains 460 calories, equivalent to a fast food double cheeseburger and 52 grams of fat or same amount of fat in 12 medium eggs. meaning bulletproof may not be fail proof. >> are they changing their diet to accommodate so much fat. i doubt it. >> i took the bulletproof coffee to a l.a. cafe for a taste test. >> it's oily all right. >> wow, really good. >> not for me. >> fantastic. >> rachel smith, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the problem, not a lot of nutritional value in that. >> what, butter? >> butter, caffeine.
1:51 am
you've know what does go great with coffee though, tah-dah, cherry turnovers. celebrating national cherry turnover day. yes, in fact a national day for it. so, enjoy. look at this. fantastic. so, originally just, it's just a popover, essentially right. do you make, do you bake? i'll get to the basics? >> not anything like this if i bake. a very, very important holiday. a reason we are celebrating this. because of the significance of cherries in american history. that's, that's the -- >> the cherry tree? >> yes. but cherries were brought over. history lesson here, in 1600 by the english colonists. >> keep going. i can keep eating this. >> 44 cherries average in one pound. did you know this. more than 1,000 varieties of cherries, 1,000, who is keeping count here. is it good? >> it's very good. i love the fact that it's -- you know -- very early. even in new york. it's tough to find these things.
1:52 am
but anyway, happy cherry turnover day. congratulations. >> happy turnover day. >> go out and find a card for that one. coming up, the human catapult you have got to see to believe. as this dye reveals. lysol toilet bowl cleaner does more. it removes the tough stains that bleach doesn't, and it also disinfects. so why just bleach? with lysol you can do more. that's healthing. and get max cleaning and freshness with every flush. try lysol no mess max. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock.
1:53 am
lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now
1:54 am
and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim! call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now.
1:55 am
now for "the mix." and just in time for labor day weekend and some summer fun. check out this video, team super tramp. look at this. see the video take off. probably one of the coolest things i've seen. looks like a ton of fun. they have made a human catapult. bam! there we go. >> wow. >> the ricky mountains where it is taped. all these different angles. they can get up to 55 feet in the air. look at the slow-mo. and wee! a lot of fun. >> that is fun. what is it, 55 feet? >> 55 feet you get in the air. i don't know if you are flipping, if you know which way is up or down. >> why can't we take "world news
1:56 am
now" on location? >> we should petition that. camera angle. that's awesome. >> very cool indeed. so a very interesting, very special honor at the white house. with president obama and vice president joe biden. commemorating the oldest female world war ii veteran. she is 108 years old. take a look at this very special meeting they had there. >> so nice to meet you. >> fantastic. >> thank you. >> you are welcome. >> she served in the women's army corps in world war ii. see the vice president chatting her up there. the president, the president giving her, offering her a few words saying, i only give that to my good friends. really amazing now. >> so sweet. he gives her a big kiss on the cheek. i just love it! too cute. attention all single guys out there, if you are looking for love at this hour. and one of those 1-800 numbers. >> well, that's one option. >> you can actually, you can move to the small town in
1:57 am
southeastern brazil. it's called noiva de cordeiro. the reason why, all women. an entire town of women. 600. most of the ages between 20-35. they're looking for men. she is beautiful. wow. so, i guess they're looking for guys to move down there. they are hoping that some of them might want to get hitched. either love this idea or find your lady love, or maybe you don't want to be in a town completely run by women. i've think it sounds cool. yeah, interesting. interesting. >> i'm stuck on the fact you were asking people if they're looking for love at this hour. >> never, never. >> i'm sorry. lastly, love did find itself out of tragedy. this is a very beautiful story. that was born out of the boston marathon bombing last year. this is really amazing. this is james costello, christa dagastino. james was watching a friend run
1:58 am
1:59 am
...until we found a connection. you have the power to change your child's life. the boys town national hline can help. (tdd# 1-800-448-1433)
2:00 am
this morning on "world news now" -- tropical trouble. the extremely dangerous surf on this morning on "world news now" -- tropical trouble. the extremely dangerous surf on both coasts. the deadly consequences, the rescues and today's serious warnings. set him free, the direct message from a mother of a hostage to her son's captors. will her emotional plea make a difference? controversial billboard. why a church put up a big ad that says "god loves sex." the eye-catching message that is stirring up a debate. and "soprano's" cliffhanger. what really happened to tony soprano when the epic series ended? the new comment that s that hav
2:01 am
buzzing this morning. it's all in "the skinny" on this thursday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i wonder, viewers are saying what happened at the end? >> i know. and now we might know -- but we might not. >> good morning, i'm brandi hitt. >> i'm dan kloeffler on this thursday morning. let's get right to our top story this morning. dangerous rip currents, high surf on both coasts. there is a hurricane in the atlantic. a tropical storm in the pacific. >> not only warnings for swimmers and surfers, but even waders. abc's kirk hawkins has more. >> reporter: high surf pounded the malibu pier, waves as high as 15 feet destroyed several pilings and forced the closure of the popular attraction. >> we are seeing the best waves in god, 30 years. >> reporter: lifeguards tried to rescue this surfer tuesday, but it was too late. he drowned after he was under nearly five minutes. >> what a tragedy. we sat here and watched the guy, not react. >> reporter: surfing legend laird hamilton was responsible for one of several rescues captured on camera. >> he was happy, thankful. his eyes were big. he was appreciative that he was
2:02 am
back on the land. >> reporter: as tropical storm marie spins away from the southern california coast, spectators watched in awe. ah! >> reporter: homeowners aren't taking any chances. sandbagging as bulldozers build berms, a wall of sand to prevent flooding. >> the water came in the last flood. >> reporter: in the atlantic, hurricane cristobal is moving north, raising the risk of rip currents from northern florida to maine. churning up waves to 6 feet, and already claiming the life of an 18-year-old swimmer from virginia and 17-year-old in new jersey. in newport beach, california, they know the risks. >> the people that go in there are definitely risking life and limb. >> reporter: a number of nearby beaches and the malibu pier are expected to remain closed until friday. kirk hawkins abc news, los angeles. brandi, dan, back to you. >> all right, kirk, thank you for that. the extreme weather is not
2:03 am
limited to the coast. expect heavy rain in the nation's midsection. extending all the way up to the great lakes and down to western texas. but also showers along the gulf coast and in montana. >> 80s along the eastern seaboard. in the 90s in kansas city, memphis, atlanta and dallas. chicago, detroit, you are going to be in the mid-70s. 89 in los angeles. ooh, hot 105 in phoenix. now to a developing story we have been watching overnight which could affect millions of bank customers. the fbi and secret service are investigating possible cyber attacks against at least five major u.s. financial institutions. one of the hack victims is jpmorgan chase. the nation's largest bank. this morning's "the new york times" says huge amounts of data were stolen including checking and savings account information. there are reports that russian hackers are behind this attack. but that is not just certain just yet. russian backed rebel forces have launched a new offensive along ukraine's coastline. the heavily armed separatist forces captured new territory and could be seeking to create a land link between russia and
2:04 am
the strategic crimea region. the state department says the u.s. is troubled russian soldiers have been found 30 miles inside ukraine. the mother of an american hostage being held by islamic militants is pleading for her son's release. isis has threatened to kill stephen sotloff unless the u.s. stops its air strikes. abc's susan saulny has more. >> please release my child. >> reporter: the anguished mother of yet another american journalist being held by isis, pleading with the terrorist to free her son, stephen sotloff. in a video obtained by abc news, and already broadcast on one arabic language news channel, shirley sotloff speaks directly to the leader of the militant group. >> i ask you to use your authority to spare his life. i plead with you to grant me this. >> reporter: the 31-year-old sotloff was last seen alive at the end of the disturbing video which showed the beheading of american journalist james foley last week. the isis militant in the video
2:05 am
spoke directly to president obama, calling on him to end american air strikes against isis targets in iraq. a white house spokesman called the sotloff situation tragic. >> this administration is deeply engaged and doing everything we can to seek the return of every american who is currently being held in that region. >> reporter: while one family anxiously waits, another is celebrating a homecoming. after being held captive by militants in syria for two years, american journalist peter theo curtis is back home in cambridge, massachusetts. >> i suddenly remember how good the american people are. >> reporter: the white house repeated the u.s. will not pay ransoms for hostages, but officials said they "will exhaust every other option." susan saulny, abc news, washington. public health investigators are taking action after a brain-eating ameba was found in the water supply. beginning a chlorine burn which will last for two months in order to clean that water. residents of the area near new orleans are being told they can drink the water but not to allow
2:06 am
it in their noses. a highway billboard in pennsylvania is drawing a lot of attention and controversy. it says, "god loves sex." and advertises a series of sermons about sexuality at a nondenominational church. one of the church's pastors says sex is everywhere. religious leaders should just deal with it. >> it is in every single sitcom, it is on the radio, you go on any major news media outlet and there are stories about sexuality. >> a pastor at another church calls it "misleading." one driver thought it was an advertisement of a feature at a local movie theater. the sign is going to be up a while. it has four weeks to run. >> interesting, featured movie. the sermons just want to mention in the series include, the songs of solomon, sex and singles, and also, disagreeing with homosexuality doesn't mean hatred according to the church. >> the only safe comment i will make about this.
2:07 am
if the point was to put people in the pews, i think it is going to do exactly that. whether you agree with the way they're going about it. it is -- it is a way to draw attention. >> interesting modern take i think. >> yeah. >> okay. a new study out there suggests couples who smoke marijuana are less likely to suffer domestic violence. researchers studied hundreds of couples for nine years for this one. they found that those with high rate of marijuana consumption had a lower risk of domestic violence. however they say they do not recommend couples start smoking pot to save their marriages. saying that much more research needs to be done here. and in another critically important study here following the pot story, scientists in new zealand determined that most of us already know mozzarella is the best cheese topping for pizza. studying the pizza baking process here with cameras and computer software they
2:08 am
developed, they concluded mozzarella browns, bubbles and blisters better than a cheddar or provolone. the cheese is stretchier. money was spent. i like the idea that money was spent to just get down to the bottom, the bottom of that. get down to the bottom of it. >> for what we knew all along. speaking of foods. hard to believe manhattan is getting its first denny's restaurant tomorrow. >> first one. and to improve classier clientele, this denny's is serving a $300 breakfast. you are wondering -- what could denny's serve, the grand cruise slam. it features your typical eggs, sausage, pancakes with that, a bottle of dom perignon champagne. >> nice. this restaurant looks nothing like suburban denny's, in an historic building. has somewhat of a swanky decor. have to see how breakfast crowd is going to react to opening day.
2:09 am
for me, i was over the moon in miami. >> love moons over miami. >> and the grand slam. i mean, you put a bottle with dom with anything. it's going to be $300. lines are going to be out the door. coming up in "the skinny," what we told you hello kitty is not really a cute cartoon cat. get the facts right here. >> we are returning to our food theme and follow a guy who visited dozens of american ballparks to sample that -- oh, the hot dog. and where he found his favorite franks. coming up next on "world news now". ♪ now i wanna be your dog ♪ now i wanna be your dog >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum powerball. i'm switching for good wow! finish is seriously good can't believe how great it works love love love finish it's a shine that's sweeping across america. finish delivers an unbeatable clean and superior shine versus cascade's leading detergent. look no ugly spots... and see that shine? you've got to try finish. so take the finish challenge. switch and see the difference.
2:10 am
2:11 am
something happens when you giveair.r hair... you get a natural look without the gray. only just for men has airactiv. the only technology that uses oxygen in the air to get rid of gray while leaving the natural variations in your hair. no ammonia. no peroxide. no overcoloring. just air... just you... and the look you want. just for men.
2:12 am
2:13 am
welcome back on this thursday morning, everyone. we are about to introduce you to a man who really loves hot dogs. in fact, so much he trekked to all 30 major league ballparks to find the best one. >> yes, all for you. and although all in good fun he did not take the endeavor lightly, creating a scale by which he would judge each and every dog. abc's josh haskell talked to him at new york city field. >> when you take a dog, open like this and try to get into the stands in the crowd. you will get mustard on somebody. >> he uses sauerkraut as a final topping on a hot dog. the lesson he learned eating his way through 30 major league baseball parks. ♪ >> nothing is more interwoven in the fabric of americana than baseball and hot dogs. >> reporter: a navy veteran, he slept in his toyota rav-4 driving 18,000 miles april
2:14 am
through july. >> show you my house. gets messy as you travel. the big question is where do you sleep? there it is. >> reporter: it's a journey that's been done before, but never with quite the emphasis on the hot dog. is there a difference between having a hot dog in the parking lot of a baseball stadium than having it inside a major league park? >> absolutely. it's -- why ballparks make hot dogs taste better. i find it's usually the sensory input, the sun in the face, the crack of the bat, the smack of the mitt, roar of the crowd. >> reporter: lore invented a rating system for the ballpark experience whiff include all of that. tom invented his own point system for ballpark hot dogs. six factors for each dog, bun, taste, toppings, portability,
2:15 am
price and it factor. combining the two point systems, one ballpark received a perfect score. baltimore's oriole park at camden yards. >> baltimore does a good job of having a great stadium. decent price. great dog at a decent price. >> a lot going on in there. nice soft bun. you have the all-beach hebrew national frank. relish. onions. two types of mustard. really sets it off. hot dogs, it's what's good in life. >> tom lore financed the trip on his own. he also visited 35 minor league parks consuming a total of 75 hot dogs. he's now working on a book about his journey, and you can read more about that on his blog. dan and brand snirks. >> he took this seriously. all the points you had to hit. >> you look at it and laugh at first. really an impact in american culture from the hot dog, ballpark, baseball, was there a park that kind of didn't rank, didn't relish, if you will? >> there was. the boston red sox. a very famous park. the oldest park in major league
2:16 am
history. but tom was not a fan of the park's northeastern bun or what he called their scarce selection of toppings. >> i didn't know northeastern bun is. this is getting more serious now that you have a specific type of bun. >> having spent time in new england, this is basically, not a rounded edge. right. almost like two pieces of bread that have been fused together at the bottom, i am guessing, i don't know. >> it was missing the magical quality where the two pieces of bread come together. just two individual pieces of bread that had no relationship at all. >> now we're hungry. >> starving for a hot dog. josh haskell, thank you, appreciate that. one of the biggest cliffhangers in tv history, did tony soprano die in the final episode? which celebrity ice bucket video could be the strangest of all? we'll show you in "the skinny"
2:17 am
next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after wow. college already. ( chuckles ) yeah. - ( engine starts ) - we gotta go. ♪ for all the truth that you made me see... ♪ i love you. ♪ for all the joy you brought to my life... ♪ i love you too, daddy. ♪ you're the one who saw me through... ♪ and thanks - for everything. - ♪ through it all... - ♪ you were my strength when i was weak... ♪ - ( woman speaks ) a message from the foundation for a better life. you're in a group most likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma. that's why your best shot is to check for a spot. follow through and check your skin. go to spotskincancer.org to find out how.
2:18 am
♪ skinny so skinny "the skinny" time. we begin with the moment seven years ago. >> yes, the epic ending to the sopranos when the screen went completely black. well, today millions of fans are
2:19 am
wondering if tony soprano is dead or alive. yesterday we thought we may have had an answer. >> yeah, we thought, a reporter from vox, quoting david chase as saying tony is not dead. hours later, chase's rep said the quote was misconstrued. and continuing to search for the answer is fruitless. fans, we are basically back where we started not knowing for sure. >> in the end supposed to be a video taking home what they thought would happen. i doubt you will ever get an answer besides that. >> interpretive ending. >> yes. hopefully all children are in bed at this hour and not watching us. >> that's right. because we have learned that hello kitty is not a cat. what is it? the curator of an upcoming exhibit at a hawaiian museum says she was told, hello kitty is a cartoon character, a little girl and a friend.
2:20 am
you know what she is not? not a cat. she never walks on all fours. >> the bear walks on two legs. and hello kitty can walk on two legs. persevered on a coin purse in 1974, several museum retrospectives planned as part of the 40th anniversary. the question, hello kitty, kitty chaos. >> mickey mouse is not a mouse? the disclaimer? >> he walks on two. good point. >> right? it's probably not going to come as a big surprise, taylor swift's "shake it off" is debuting on the billboard hot 100 charts and itunes. >> as a thank you she is tweeting behind the scene footage of her anthem to "ignoring the haters." showing off her, actually, the clip here. >> most exciting video she has ever done and most physically demanding. obviously right there. >> now to the gift that keeps on giving, the als bucket challenges, right? one of our favorite videos and one that is just blowing up on the internet right now. >> the italian queen of fashion. donatella versace, sitting between two shirtless boys. >> dominating -- dominating?
2:21 am
you see where my name is. she is nominating musicians pharrell and prince. and has a little mix-up. listen to this. >> please donate to asl -- >> ah! >> all for a good cause. we don't want to be too harsh, but she says asl instead of als, maybe she meant to say asl. which brandi points this out for us. >> it stands for american sign language. >> i think she said, hold on. hold on. she realized she messed up. >> do you think people were paying attention to what she was saying or looking at eye candy, on both sides, dousing from the grecian urns. >> what you were watching. "snl" is going to make fun of that. >> sign language. want to know what sign language is. i learned this is ice. this is bucket. and challenge is something like that. >> ice, what is it? ice, bucket, and challenge.
2:22 am
>> i think i might be doing this incorrectly. i have issues. >> we should research that one before we are telling everyone to do something maybe they shouldn't be doing. if not we stand by it. stay with us. because it has the right balance of cleaning and care. unlike other detergents, woolite with fiber-flex technology won't cause stretching, keeping that perfect fit, wash after wash. don't take a chance. trust woolite. you would need like a bunch of those to clean this mess. [ kc ] you're probably right. hi, cascade kitchen counselor. 1 pac of cascade complete cleans tough food better than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. cascade. beyond clean and shine. every time. than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts,
2:23 am
and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves.
2:24 am
[ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim! call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now. you just can'tider a 4-star know the name?p to 60% off, just no name? until you book. um... yeah, i'd do that!
2:25 am
get up to 60% off hotels on hotwire ♪ ♪ well this august we were captivated by stories out of the little league world series, from the boys of chicago to mo'ne davis and a team from philly. a lot to root for. >> now both squads are getting the homecomings they deserve. abc's marci gonzalez takes us to
2:26 am
all the action. >> what's up, chicago! >> reporter: in chicago, a rock star reception for the little league team. >> we had the national little league champions! >> reporter: that did something bigger than just win the u.s. championship. the jackie robinson west all-star not only brought the first national little league victory to chicago in 47 years, they're redefining what it means to be from the city's south side where some of the players grew up in a few of the most violent neighborhoods in chicago. and who they are was honored. the team starting at their home field, jackie robinson park. making their way by trolley through the streets of chicago. >> it was, you know, such a very priceless moment. >> reporter: just one win away from being the first all african-american team to claim the world series title when they lost to south korea this weekend. but there was still so much to celebrate here and in philadelphia. where the team knocked out of competition by jackie robinson west got their own parade. sharing their glory with mo'ne the first female pitcher to
2:27 am
ever win a game in a series and cheering on the rest of the little league team that made philly proud. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> awesome. >> yeah. as we wish both of the teams the very best, we also want to congratulate someone important to us here at abc news. of course, you folks at home as well. >> we are talking about diane sawyer, our "world news" anchor, network leader and pioneer for women in the news business. she had her last day in the anchor chair yesterday. >> after nearly five years of helm of "world news," diane signed off in signature classic style paying tribute to the team behind the camera. >> david muir will take over for diane, report on big stories for abc. we will miss her daily presence here in the evenings. diane, thank you for being such a great role model to women in the business. >> and a big congratulations and success to david. stay with us. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
2:28 am
we were told nothing could be done, to enjoy these final moments together. but in that moment, when all seemed lost... st. jude children's research hospital gave us hope. announcer: because at this moment, st. jude children's research hospital is saving lives with pioneering research and care. we're changing the way the world treats childhood cancer by sharing our discoveries with doctors and scientists everywhere. and we'll never have to pay st. jude for anything, ever. at this moment, she wants to be in her own bed. i want to be outside playing. announcer: please take a moment and join st. jude in finding cures and saving children. visit stjude.org.
2:29 am
2:30 am
good thursday morning, everyone, i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm brandi hitt. here are some of the top headlines we are following this morning on "world news now." the father whose two sons were run down by a drunk driver is found not guilty of killing the driver. but he says the boys' deaths still hurts two years later. the full story in just a moment. millions of checking and savings accounts could have been compromised in the latest hack attack targeting u.s. banks. the fbi and secret service are investigating whether the attack may be linked to russia. usc cornerback josh shaw will not play in the trojans game saturday. he has been suspended after admitting he lied about his
2:31 am
heroic rescue of his drowning nephew. and a new study suggests couples who smoke marijuana are less likely to suffer domestic violence. scientists say more research still needs to be done. those are some of the top stories on this thursday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. happy thursday. >> yeah, very good thursday. friday just around the corner. >> and labor day weekend as well. >> looking forward to that, but first we want to begin this half hour with a story that has no winners, losers only. the father accused of shooting the drunk driver who killed his two sons has been acquitted. >> he says this is not a time to celebrate. abc's kirk hawkins has more. >> translator: david barajas emerged from a texas courtroom minutes after his acquittal and appeared to be in shock. >> i don't think it has set in yet. >> reporter: barajas was accused of shooting and killing jose banda, the drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons. police say banda plowed into caleb and david while helping their father push their car to a gas station 20 months ago.
2:32 am
investigators say barajas allegedly left the scene of the crash, went to his home, got a gun and shot banda. >> still destroyed. missing my sons. always and forever. >> reporter: prosecutors called it a crime of passion. but the defense argued there was no evidence, no murder weapon has ever been found, and no eyewitnesses have come forward. the district attorney has no regrets. >> i believe the sheriff's department did a thorough investigation with the facts as they had and we needed to bring it before a jury. i would do the same in the future. >> reporter: banda's family left the courthouse without saying a word about the verdict and the crash that changed the lives of two families forever. >> i am still hurt. still hurt, very hurt. >> reporter: if he was convicted david barajas could have faced life in prison. kirk hawkins, abc news, los angeles. dan, brandi, back to you. >> thank you so much. the mother of an american
2:33 am
freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with dead by isis pleaded for his release in a video message. shirley sotloff who lives in the miami area, addressed the leader of the islamic state in seeking the return of her son stephen. she addressed the leader as caliph, which means "prince of the muslim world." >> i have always learned that you, the caliph, can grant amnesty. i ask you to please release my child. >> the white house says it is deeply engaged in trying to gain release of all americans held hostage in the middle east. a massachusetts national guard pilot described as very experienced is still missing after his f-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of west virginia. >> the pilot reported an in-flight emergency. the jet went down in a remote, heavily wooded area with very poor cell service. search crews have located the crash site. the pilot's commanders have not heard from him since that last emergency communication. if you are planning a beach vacation right now you may want to stay out of the water this labor day weekend. a hurricane off the east coast and tropical storm in the
2:34 am
pacific are creating huge waves and dangerous currents on both sides of the country. abc's nick watt has the details. >> reporter: here at the infamous wedge in newport beach, california, 20-foot waves are crashing in. the water is treacherous. and so is the sand. >> oh! ah! >> i don't think we have ever seen such a thing like this ever. >> reporter: tropical storm marie 800 miles from shore is whipping up waves, drawing dozens of surfers and thousands of spectators. >> it's been since '97 since i have seen that surf. >> will you be glad when it is over? >> take a deep breath and relax. >> reporter: flooding further north in seal beach, malibu. a surfer died after dragged from the swell, another was rescued by none other than laird hamilton.
2:35 am
>> laird grabbed his fins. swam out to him. brought him back in. >> reporter: over on the east coast, coincidentally, hurricane cristobal is right now whipping up 8-foot surf and a 17-year-old swimmer was caught off sandy hook, new jersey. an 18-year-old off ocean city, maryland. here in newport beach, they know the risks. >> this is what we live for. >> a bit frightening? >> yeah. but fear is good for you. >> the people that go in there are definitely risking life and limb. and our guard are very careful about who we let go in the water. >> reporter: this is definitely experts only. not just the surf, it is the rip tides. the rocks. southern california is going to get hit by big waves, until friday, maybe even into the weekend. nick watt, abc news, newport beach, california. >> speaking of the waves and everything going on with the rough surf. we just received word there has been a collapse of an administrative building. a lifeguard administrative building, park magu state park
2:36 am
off the coast of california. nobody injured. and no determination of what led to it. talk about rough surf and everything churned up may have contributed to this. >> this could be a good weekend to sit by the pool. relax. >> speaking of the weekend. take a look at your thursdays weather. ahead of the weekend, rain moving in from the rockies. all across the great lakes and also across the gulf coast, and in montana, in the southeast, sunny on the west coast. >> 70s and 80s in the northeast. mid-90s in dallas, memphis. denver, minneapolis. going to top out at 70. 84, portland. 77 in seattle. now to the latest on the ebola outbreak in west africa killed more than 1400 people. a third doctor has died from the virus in sierra leon and head of the cdc currently touring the region said the outbreak is a threat not just to the region but to the entire world. >> i wish i didn't have to say this. but it is going to get worse
2:37 am
before it gets better. >> the aid group, doctors without borders, says a treatment center that opened in liberia with 120 beds filled immediately. public health experts in louisiana are taking action after a brain-eating ameba was found in the water supply. they're beginning a chlorine burn which will last for two months in order to clean that water. residents of the area near new orleans are being told they can drink the water right now but not to allow it in their noses. for two nights in a row a family near harrisburg, pennsylvania, is insisting there were ufos flying near their home. stephanie wilkerson and her husband were enjoying a glass of wine when they spotted strange lights. grabbed a cell phone camera they started recording what they saw. this is the result. the neighbors stunned insisted on calling the police and filing a report. >> for me to see that, i am now
2:38 am
a believer. >> our officer saw something that was out of the ordinary for the night sky. >> at first they thought it was a planet, a star, and lights started changing colors. the harrisburg airport reported no aircraft on the radar at that time. i love that police say out of the ordinary. they can't tell you what it is either. they checked, maybe a helicopter. the tower said no. no helicopter in the region either. >> what about drones, possibility being raised, how about that? >> yeah, speculation, drones with lights. i don't know. >> let's include the fact that they were sitting down to enjoy a glass of wine. i'm not saying. i'm just saying. >> it is on tape. >> maybe we are all enjoying a glass of wine now too. >> oh, is that the creepy music. x files. >> twilight throw back. a highly invasive species of bugs destroying lawns up and down the texas/oklahoma border. when we say destroy, we mean destroy. army worms.
2:39 am
they look like caterpillars. with appetites so big they can kill a garden in less than one day. the infestation is especially bad. but they're not harmful to people. they can be eliminated with a special insecticide as well. another kind of pest making a huge mess in parts of central wisconsin. not the dogs, we are talking gaggles of geese. they're leaving their special mark on outdoor areas. so experts have come up with a way to scare them off. yeah, without hurting them. place the cardboard cutouts of dogs you saw. there they are. targeting the areas hoping they'll shoo the geese away. the problem is the dogs are so popular they have been stolen. so, great idea. apparently too great of an idea. >> probably a better solution next time, guys. who are you going to call? when you find out, the answer is obvious. it is national ghostbusters day. celebrating the 30th anniversary of that hit movie. >> the action comedy has been remastered and is returning to 700 theaters this weekend. it is also going to be released on blu-ray. and all sorts of 30th anniversary merchandise. say 30th anniversary makes me
2:40 am
feel old. >> little old. little old. the marshmallow man in our heads. for young adults, a fond memory from our childhoods making this our "favorite story of the day." >> my favorite. slimer. when they came out, remember, getting the green slime. sold green slime, went with it. probably drove my parents crazy. everyone wanted the green slime. >> then it was kool-aid, so cool, all of that spin-off product that everyone was cashing in on after that. >> love it. >> very amazing. coming up, what do you get when you invite hundreds of video game programmers to solve a world crisis? >> all these computer experts were heating up to find new treatment to fight ebola. why the solution just might be found here.
2:41 am
also, later the decorating solutions that you should splurge on and new ways to cut corners for that great look at your house. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by just for men air active. the only technology that uses oxygen in the air to get rid of gray while leaving the natural variations in your hair. no ammonia. no peroxide. no overcoloring. just air... just you... and the look you want. just for men. this one's the busiest.r house, so you want it to be the cleanest. that's why you need lysol. because when you use bleach, some stains are left behind. as this dye reveals. lysol toilet bowl cleaner does more. it removes the tough stains that bleach doesn't, and it also disinfects. so why just bleach? with lysol you can do more.
2:42 am
that's healthing. and get max cleaning and freshness with every flush. try lysol no mess max. ♪ honey, we need to talk. we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. i did a little research. with a medicare supplement plan, you'll be able to stay with your doctor. oh, you know, i love that guy. mm-hmm. [ male announcer ] these types of plans let you visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. and there are no networks. is this a one-size-fits-all kind of thing?
2:43 am
no. there are lots of plan options. it all depends on what we need and how much we want to spend. [ male announcer ] call now to request your free decision guide. it could help you find an aarp medicare supplement plan that's right for you. what happens when we travel? the plans go with us. anywhere in the country. i like that. you know what else? unitedhealthcare insurance company has years and years of experience. what do you say? ♪ i'm in. [ male announcer ] join the millions already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. remember, all medicare supplement plans help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay and could really save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to choose your own doctor or hospital as long as they accept medicare patients. and with these plans, there could be low or no copays. you do your push-ups today? prepare to be amazed. [ male announcer ] don't wait. call today to request your free decision guide
2:44 am
and find the aarp medicare supplement plan to go the distance with you. go long. welcome back. gun control is a hot button issue in this country these days. this morning a new image is causing a major uproar. >> you may have seen it. a 9-year-old holding a submachine gun and tragic accident that led to her instructor's death. the big question now, when it comes to guns, how long is too young? >> we're up all "nightline" this morning with juju chang. >> otherwise the gun won't fire, okay. >> reporter: the latest fatal
2:45 am
collision of kids and guns. a new jersey family on vacation at this arizona last stop. a popular gun range outside las vegas. a chance for their 9-year-old daughter to fire an uzi machine gun. her parents capture it all on video while the instructor, charles vacca is by her side. >> go ahead and give me one shot. >> then vacca sets the uzi on automatic. but when the girl pulls the trigger again, tragedy. the powerful recoil makes her lose control of the weapon. 39-year-old vacca is shot in the head killing him. >> how does a 9-year-old get an uzi in her hands? >> well, a 9-year-old gets an uzi within her hand, within the criteria, 8 years old can shoot firearms. we instruct kids, 5, don't
2:46 am
handle firearms, under the supervision of their parents and range masters. >> reporter: on this range outside austin, texas, girls as young as 6 are getting gun safety training with serious fire power. but these semiautomatic, ar-15s don't have the same kickback as a fully automatic uzi. vanessa is just 7, but the gun industry is looking for people like her for growth in the future. >> when you teach kids that young you take the mystery out of the gun. they know to respect it if you teach them to respect it. >> reporter: nicky jones leads austin sure shots. a women's only shooting club that runs the kids' training course. though this event is independently sponsored, it turns out the national rifle association and industry sponsored organizations, pour tens of millions of dollars every year into youth shooting programs nationwide. what made you think, okay, she is 6. she is ready to try this. >> she has seen the weapons in our gun safe. and she was asking questions that for us was an important time to utilize that to educate her. >> reporter: while vanessa's parents store their guns in locked safes. critics argue training and trust may not be enough to prevent
2:47 am
accidents. kids and guns they say, simply don't mix. >> kids are impulsive. you can't teach that out of a kid, right. you can't. >> reporter: dr. denise dowd writes policy for american academy of pediatrics. she says kids' brains aren't mature enough. they lack impulse control. >> you can teach them, they can pare it back, but they should not be in end den pent control of the weapon. in her kansas city children's hospital alone there are 30 to 50 cases annually. tragedies she says, that are entirely preventable. >> if you don't trust your kids 100% of the time, especially when it comes to something that is so high risk. >> reporter: back on the range. safety is always a top priority for the sure shots. >> i have to say all of you were very safe. >> reporter: youth training day ends with diplomas. it's clear these kids and their parents believe deeply in the right to bear arms at any age. but in light of this latest tragic accident, gun critics wonder at what cost. for "nightline," juju chang, in austin, texas. >> eye-opening.
2:48 am
>> very eye-opening. obviously it raises a lot of questions. the age limit takes and whether there should be state regulation. whether the gun ranges should be having more of a say in who should be allowed to participate. i mean, the discussion is certainly taking place in this country because of this. >> we'll be right back. did you know that people born from 1945 through 1965 have the highest rates of hepatitis c,
2:49 am
but most don't know they're infected? people can live for decades without symptoms, but over time hepatitis c can cause serious health problems. if you were born during these years, the cdc now recommends that you get a blood test for hepatitis c. so talk to your doctor and find out if you have hepatitis c. it could save your life. know more. with the ebola virus outbreak affects thousands of lives in africa and the disease's international threat, the race is on to crack its code. >> scientists recruited a unique ally in the battle. video gamers. >> reporter: researchers looking for ways to end dangerous diseases are recruiting video gamers to help create a cure for the deadly ebola virus. >> gamers think differently than researchers.
2:50 am
>> reporter: at the institute for protein design, biochemistry students are teaming up with gamers who play fold it. an interactive, online game developed by the university. that lets players tackle puzzles for science. >> if all the players are very, very ingenious and intelligent. and they, they have developed algorithms that parallel our algorithms. >> reporter: the ebola challenge is to fold a protein in the best position to stick to the ebola protein. >> this is a good starting place for drug design. >> reporter: 500 gamers from around the world took on the last ebola challenge. several came up with top scoring solutions for jamming the virus's ability to infect people. >> proteins can have many many, many different types of structures, and the computer cannot survey all possible structures. so gamers are coming up with new types of structure that is have
2:51 am
the right shape to stick to that spot of the virus. >> reporter: researchers say collaborating with gamers now wouldn't affect the current ebola outbreak which has killed more than 1,400 in west africa but could lead to long term treatment. >> i think it's amazing that, citizens can interact so directly with science now. >> reporter: like crowd funding for a cure. only uw isn't asking for money or letters to senators they're asking gamers to give them what computers can't, human intuition. in seattle, elisa jaffe. >> be aware. not working with live ebola viruses that could kill people. a different version of the virus. interesting. can't replicate itself, can't infect humans either. >> and they point out the fact that, humans can think of more than three dimensional form than a computer. hopefully. possibly fiend the cure out there that might not be done by
2:52 am
machine alone. >> video gamers, playing super mario brothers don't tell your mom you're helping solve the ebola outbreak. these are people who can deal with algorithms. >> coming up. tips on home design. and what you should be saving on. >> stay with us. an what you should be safgs ving on. stay with us. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle ] underneath the kitchen table, underneath my work desk, we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪
2:53 am
2:54 am
[ kevin ] really? something happens when you giveair.r hair... you get a natural look without the gray. only just for men has airactiv. the only technology that uses oxygen in the air to get rid of gray while leaving the natural variations in your hair. no ammonia. no peroxide. no overcoloring. just air...
2:55 am
just you... and the look you want. just for men. ♪ secrets for getting a designer home without the designer price tag. from lighting, furniture and rugs, one of the tricks is knowing when to splurge on an item. >> and when it is right to save a few bucks. here's abc's sarah haynes. >> reporter: decorating can be daunting. should you look for a bargain? or shell out extra cash for something fancy? we spent the day with huffington post home editor jessica anderson who told us when to save and when to splurge. our first stop, target. for some great deals. save on a table because it is
2:56 am
not all about the lighting? >> love this one. the glass looks handcrafted. this will function as an accessory in your room. so another place to save is side tables. for the most part they're going to be used in a same way. lamps, cups, mail. >> next up, area rugs. >> this one is by nate berkus. you are already getting a good deal. getting a designer piece here. >> roll out in aisle 4. >> pull together two, stitch them together. get two rugs for the price of one. now it is time to splurge. we checked out new york's gracious home for super luxe items. when it comes to sheets, splurge. >> if you get something cheaper your washing machine is going to
2:57 am
eat it away. you will be back to the bedding aisle in no time. luxurious doesn't mean highest thread count. focus on the type of cotton you are getting. >> i like these. >> ah. >> ha-ha. >> can we just stay for a while? >> reporter: another good investment, light fixtures. >> these are more expensive. >> this will be a centerpiece. likely to hang this over the dining table. you want to spend on this. this is probably your main source of lighting in your room. for a unique touch, check out cool hardware pieces. we are talking about the knobs on your doors or on your dresser or on your bathroom vanity. >> reporter: looks like i have my work cut out for me. i'm taking this one with me. come on, cheat sheet. sarah haynes, abc news, new york. >> saw on the graphic. knobs. up to $350 per knob. not happening. >> that is a splurge. has everything been waterproofed and child proofed in the home with calise. >> that's what i do. paint. we don't splurge on furniture. it is going to get covered in baby spit and sippy cup spills. >> i love it. that's the news for this half-hour. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole picture.
2:58 am
for colon cancer? get tested i don't have any symptoms. [female announcer] of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the united states. and it doesn't always cause symptoms, especially early on.
2:59 am
but i'm only 53. i'm too young. [announcer] screening is recommended for men and women beginning at 50. but no one in my family had colon cancer. it doesn't run in my family. [announcer] most colorectal cancers occur in people with no family history of the disease. but. that test... [announcer] there are several kinds of screening tests for colorectal cancer... talk to your doctor about which one is right for you. i've been screened...and it turned out i had polyps. and the doctor removed them before they had a chance to turn into cancer! [announcer] no buts about it... this is one cancer you can prevent! if you're 50 or older, talk to your doctor and get screened for colorectal cancer. screening saves lives! ♪ when you recognize something isn't right, make the call to the veterans crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
3:00 am
this morning on "world news now" -- emotional appeal. the mother of an american hostage with a direct message to the terrorist who captured her son. >> i ask you to please release my child. >> as american air strikes tame aim at the isis rebels. safety debate. serious questions about children handling guns after a fatal accident on a gun range involving a 9-year-old girl and an uzi. >> these aren't employees, these are associates of ours, these are family. >> the grief and what went wrong. and java volt. get the buzz about a trendy coffee drink with an extra ingredient to help you lose weight. but how does this taste?
3:01 am
it's thursday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> talking about all the additives going in the big scoop of what looks look butter. >> yeah, wonderful. if you are not going to die of a heart attack maybe clogged arteries from morning coffee. >> this is interesting. you'll get the taste test from everyone to see how it does. >> yeah, we'll have to wait and see on that one. we want to begin with the american mother who is pleading with isis this morning to release her son who is being held hostage. >> in this video shirley sotloff appealed to her son's captors to have mercy on a man sympathetic to the suffering of a muslim. here's abc's brian ross. >> i am shirley sotloff, my son stephen is in your hands. >> reporter: the mother's emotional plea came eight days after isis said it would execute her 31-year-old journalist son seen in the same video release that showed the execution of james foley. >> i want what every mother wants to live to see her children's children. >> reporter: shirley sotloff directed her plea to the isis
3:02 am
leader, al-baghdadi, he claims he is the khalif. the prince of the muslim world. and that's how she addressed it. >> i learned that you the khalif can grant amnesty. i ask you to please release my child. >> reporter: for another american mother, anguish turned to joy as her son, journalist peter theo curtis returned home to cambridge, massachusetts. after being held for two years by a different jihadist group in syria. >> i had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my behalf. now having found out i am overwhelmed with emotion. >> reporter: as much as the american hostages have focused tension on syria terrorist groups, it is american recruits who joined them that most worry authorities. new details emerged about the background of this american jihadist, douglas mccain, killed fighting for isis in syria over the weekend. it turns out mccain's high school in suburban minneapolis,
3:03 am
the robbinsdale cooper school brought together two midwestern boys who went on to become terrorists. this family photo shows mccain on the left and on the right his high school classmate and friend, troy castagar who later died fighting for the al qaeda group in somalia. >> this is the real disneyland. >> while no indication that they were student of ours that they would turn to violence. >> and could there be a third jihadist from the minneapolis high school? this video of a syrian militant shows the gunman wearing a sweatshirt that says, cooper hawks, the distinct lettering of the mascot the hawks. as steve sotloff's mother awaits word of the fate of her son, the u.s. wednesday carried out three more air strikes against isis in clear defiance of the isis demand, the bombing stops or that sotloff die.
3:04 am
brian ross, abc news, new york. the sister of the accused boston marathon bombers has been arrested. charged with aggravated harassment for threatening the mother of her boyfriend's child. police in new york said she called the 23-year-old woman monday and said, i have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you. now to a tragic story in texas. a father has been acquitted of shooting and killing the man who ran down his sons. the two preteens were pushing a truck that had run out of gas with their father steering. when a drunk driver plowed into them. police said david barajas went home and got a gun shooting the driver. but no murder weapon was ever found. and barajas was found not guilty. he says though it doesn't really help. >> i'm still destroyed. i'm missing my son. always and forever. >> the driver's family left the courthouse without saying a word about the verdict. barajas says he feels for them too because they also lost a son. there are some new questions this morning being asked about the accidental shooting death of
3:05 am
an instructor at an arizona gun range. many people are wondering why parents would let a child handle a submachine gun? here is abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the girl in this video is 9 years old. >> this leg forward. >> reporter: from the east coast with her family visiting a popular tourist attraction monday near las vegas. a shooting range called bullets and burgers. >> all right. go ahead and give me one shot. >> reporter: the instructor 39-year-old charles vacca switches the gun to fully automatic. when she fires she loses control accidentally shooting vacca dead. >> it's look losing a brother. these are not employees or associates, these are family. >> reporter: the shooting is tragically similar to this one in 2008 when an 8-year-old boy fired an uzi. it recoiled killing him. there is no federal law prohibiting children from shooting ranges. in pennsylvania, one range we found, kids have to be 12 or older. in california, 7. one texas range allows kids to pull the trigger as young as 6.
3:06 am
some firing ranges like the centennial gun club in colorado say that is too young. >> we have chosen not to let a 9-year-old shoot at our club. >> why? >> they're still developing. there is a strength issue. there is a maturity issue. there is a competency issue. >> reporter: we fired the same caliber bullet. you can see the kick. a powerful force that some firearms experts say may be too much for kids to handle. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. in omaha, a tragic dose of reality for a rowdy television show. a crew member for the show "cops" was shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a wendy's. so was the suspect who was armed only with a pellet gun.
3:07 am
the first major accident for "cops" in 25 years. his officers had no choice but to open fire. the defense has rest in the corruption trial of former governor bob mcdonnell and his wife maureen. the mcdonnell's oldest daughter, testified she loves both of her parents and revealed painfully personal details about their crumbling marriage. the couple says they could not have conspired in a corruption scheme because they have barely spoken for years. after court, mcdonnell seemed upbeat. >> now that everybody has been released. all of it, all of my children, everybody can be in the courtroom. it is a great feeling of support as we close the case. >> prosecutors may call one more rebuttal witness today. then final arguments are expected on friday. you can add soccer to the list of sports with con quugs controversies. concussion controversies. a group of soccer players and parents filed a lawsuit against the sports international governing body along with several u.s. soccer organizations. they say the groups have been negligent in monitoring and treating head injuries. not demanding financial damages, but a change to the rules. >> josh shaw admits he is not a
3:08 am
hero, he is a liar. the usc star football player told school administrators he made up the story about rescuing his nephew from drowning. that's not how he sprained his ankle. the head coach says he is extremely disappointed in shaw and he has been suspended indefinitely days after he was elected captain of the team. >> it's pretty clear there is quite a bit, few conflicting stories out there. you know, any information that we have been provided to this point we pushed along to campus authorities. >> shaw claimed he had leaped from a second floor balcony to save the child. and the story went viral. the trojans, actually play their first game this saturday. they're going to be without their star quarterback. and for anyone who ever looked folish on the tennis
3:09 am
court. it even happens to the pros. look, getting her braid caught in her racket while hitting a forehand at the u.s. open. well, it didn't do much for her backhand either. she said it almost took her head off. she went on to beat her opponent in straight sets. despite that, a bad hair day. >> a true athlete right there. kept going. she kept going. even though her hair was in the racket. >> when you have $3 million on the line. yeah, lose a few strand all for dedication of the sport. >> used to get it caught in a ponytail before. started putting it in a braid to prevent this. that didn't really help her this time either. >> i am impressed she didn't drop any four letter words on that one, but she went on to be successful. >> man helps her. if tennis isn't your taste. how about tomatoes? some 22,000 people taking parting in this year's event in spain, along with 125 tons of tomatoes. this has become a major tourist attraction in eastern spain. it was sold out weeks ago. you have to get tickets for this thing. nonresidents. 10 euros.
3:10 am
$13 to participate. number of participants, outnumbers number of residents. eventually somebody has to clean that up. >> lot of sauce being made right there. apparently, limited to one hour, one hour only. an odd question for you, brandi, ever been hit with a tomato before? >> no. my hope is it will thought happen right now. are you warning me of something right now? >> no, no vegetables up here. but actually, it stings a lot from the acid. >> you have been hit? >> we used to have a garden growing up. at the end of the season, any rot up tomatoes we would chuck at each other. for those at home, gardening can be dangerous. coming up in "the mix," a dangerous stunt you will not want to try at home. pretty cool to see. see who turned himself into a human catapult. also ahead. the family that thought their house was haunted until they discovered a visitor. see who came to the rescue? you are watching "world news
3:11 am
now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by dawn. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by dawn. that supports wildlife rescue efforts. experts trust dawn... because it's tough on grease yet gentle. ♪ you by my side makes the little things so good ♪ ♪ be a part of the bigger picture. ♪ and your kindness makes ♪ the little things that you do for me ♪ go to facebook.com dawnsaveswildlife. we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
3:12 am
insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay and could really save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now. with a medicare supplement plan, you'll be able to stay with your doctor. oh, you know, i love that guy. mm-hmm. [ male announcer ] these types of plans let you visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. and there are no networks. you do your push-ups today? prepare to be amazed. [ male announcer ] don't wait. call today to request your free decision guide and find the aarp medicare supplement plan to go the distance with you. go long.
3:13 am
3:14 am
♪ the music is a bit of an indication for the next story coming up.
3:15 am
a family scared their house might be haunted might have called the ghostbusters, but instead they probably would have been better calling a snake charmer. >> all of the strange things happening in the middle of the night. furniture moving. dishes breaking. these were the result of a giant python slithering about. the unwanted guest keeping the frightened family on edge. for week this family feared something supernatural was haunting their hope. >> there were objects moving here and there. things were falling over. a lamp, for example. my wife and i, we just -- it was a guest, i guess. >> reporter: the nefarius noisemaker, knocking over wine glasses and decorations in their canadian home was no ghost. instead this 10-foot long, reticulated python, enough to make indiana jones himself slither away in fear. >> why did it have to be snakes? >> i am a bit creeped out by it. not going to lie. >> reporter: rachel lake and her
3:16 am
10-year-old son, xavier, finally spotted the uninvited guest near the sofa. >> the snake was here. and it was dangling down when i was about to get off the couch. >> i jumped up. grabbed my kid. ran out of the house screaming. >> reporter: police and animal patrol officers coming to the rescue reviewing the reptile. the python is the longest snake in the world growing up to 30 feet and 300 pounds. >> rather unhappy, rather ornery snake to deal with, but we were able to safely get it out of there. >> as for the family who is in the process of packing, moving day can't come soon enough. >> when they found an anaconda in his house, completely illegal. they took the snake away.
3:17 am
>> you have covered this and done due diligence on this. this is not a poisonous snake, right? at the same time, you put in your notes. not venomous, large pythons can inflict injuries, requiring stitches. >> anything that can grow up to ten feet and wraparound its prey. >> do you like snakes, indiana jones? >> if you have a snake at home as a pet, tweet us. i want to know what the attraction to keep snakes as pets it. i never understood it. >> pretty cool. >> no thank you. no thank you. let's move on. coming up. bullet proof coffee. the latest trend in so-called superfoods. what is making the cup so special. is it actually even good. i will have a taste of what is brewing.
3:18 am
3:19 am
. ♪ ♪ welcome back this thursday. so many of us look to coffee to get us through the day or in this case our nights, but there's a new super brew that claims to do more than give you the usual boost. >> this is call ed bulletproof coffee. fans of it say it can help lose weight, boost energy as well as some benefits. abc's rachel smith investigates. >> reporter: hold the cream and sugar. the growing trend in the morning cup of joe, butter and oil. it's called bulletproof coffee. the ingredients, low toxin or clean coffee, two spabl tablespoons of unsalted grass-fed butter, two tablespoons of oil or coconut oil. >> it is very strong. especially up here.
3:20 am
>> reporter: the creator, dave asbury, claims his concoction high in healthy fats increases immunity, cognitive function and promotes weight loss. the question is is there enough proof to go bulletproof. >> we don't have enough research to support it being, something that is good for us in the long term. >> reporter: let's weigh the numbers. one cup of coffee contains 460 calories, equivalent to a fast food double cheeseburger and 52 grams of fat or same amount of fat in 12 medium eggs. meaning bulletproof may not be the most fail-proof weight loss strategy. >> are they changing their diet to accommodate so much fat. i doubt it. >> i took the bulletproof coffee to a l.a. cafe for a taste test. >> it's oily all right. >> wow, really good. >> not for me. >> fantastic. >> rachel smith, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the problem, not a lot of nutritional value in that. >> what, butter? >> butter, caffeine. you've know what does go great with coffee though, tah-dah, cherry turnovers.
3:21 am
today we are celebrating national cherry turnover day. yes, in fact there is a national day for it. so, enjoy. look at this. fantastic. so, originally just, it's just a popover, essentially right. do you bake? >> not anything like this if i bake. a very, very important holiday. a reason we are celebrating this. because of the significance of cherries in american history. that's, that's the -- >> the cherry tree? >> yes. but cherries were brought over. history lesson here, in 1600 by the english colonists. >> keep going. i can keep eating this. >> 44 cherries average in one pound. did you know this. more than 1,000 varieties of cherries, 1,000, who is keeping count here. is it good? >> it's very good. i love the fact that it's -- you know -- very early. even in new york. it's tough to find these things.
3:22 am
but anyway, happy cherry turnover day. congratulations. >> happy turnover day. >> go out and find a card for that one. coming up, the human catapult you have got to see to believe. coming up, the human catapult you have got to see to believe. as this dye reveals. lysol toilet bowl cleaner does more. it removes the tough stains that bleach doesn't, and it also disinfects. so why just bleach? with lysol you can do more. that's healthing. and get max cleaning and freshness with every flush. try lysol no mess max. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock.
3:23 am
lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now
3:24 am
and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim! call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now.
3:25 am
now for "the m now for "the mix." and just in time for labor day weekend and some summer fun. check out this video, team super tramp. look at this. see the video take off. probably one of the coolest things i've seen. looks like a ton of fun. they have made a human catapult. bam! there we go. >> wow. >> the ricky mountains where it is taped. all these different angles. they can get up to 55 feet in the air. look at the slow-mo. and wee! a lot of fun. >> that is fun. what is it, 55 feet? >> 55 feet you get in the air. i don't know if you are flipping, if you know which way
3:26 am
is up or down. >> why can't we take "world news now" on location? >> we should petition that. camera angle. that's awesome. >> very cool indeed. so a very interesting, very special honor at the white house. with president obama and vice president joe biden. commemorating the oldest female world war ii veteran. she is 108 years old. take a look at this very special meeting they had there. >> so nice to meet you. >> fantastic. >> thank you. >> you are welcome. >> she served in the women's army corps in world war ii. see the vice president chatting her up there. the president, the president giving her, offering her a few words saying, i only give that to my good friends. really amazing now. >> so sweet. he gives her a big kiss on the cheek. i just love it!
3:27 am
too cute. attention all single guys out there, if you are looking for love at this hour. and one of those 1-800 numbers. >> well, that's one option. >> you can actually, you can move to the small town in southeastern brazil. it's called noiva de cordeiro. the reason why, all women. an entire town of women. 600. most of the ages between 20-35. they're looking for men. she is beautiful. wow. so, i guess they're looking for guys to move down there. they are hoping that some of them might want to get hitched. either love this idea or find your lady love, or maybe you don't want to be in a town completely run by women. i've think it sounds cool. yeah, interesting. interesting. >> i'm stuck on the fact you were asking people if they're looking for love at this hour. >> never, never. >> i'm sorry. lastly, love did find itself out of tragedy. this is a very beautiful story. that was born out of the boston marathon bombing last year. this is really amazing. this is james costello, christa dagastino. james was watching a friend run the boston marathon.
3:28 am
3:29 am
3:30 am
this morning on "world news now" -- tropical trouble. the extremely dangerous surf on both coasts. the deadly consequences, the attempted rescues and today's serious warning. set him free, the direct message from a mother of a hostage to her son's captors. will her emotional plea make a difference? controversial billboard. why a church put up a big ad that says "god loves sex." the eye-catching message that is stirring up a debate. and "soprano's" cliffhanger. what really happened to tony soprano when the epic series ended? the new comments that have fans buzzing this morning. it's all in "the skinny" on this thursday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news,
3:31 am
this is "world news now." i wonder, viewers are saying what happened at the end? >> i know. and now we might know -- but we might not. >> good morning, i'm brandi hitt. >> i'm dan kloeffler on this thursday morning. let's get right to our top story this morning. dangerous rip currents, high surf on both coasts. there is a hurricane in the atlantic. a tropical storm in the pacific. >> not only warnings for swimmers and surfers, but even waders. abc's kirk hawkins has more. >> reporter: high surf pounded the malibu pier, waves as high as 15 feet destroyed several pilings and forced the closure of the popular attraction. >> we are seeing the best waves in god, 30 years. >> reporter: lifeguards tried to rescue this surfer tuesday, but it was too late. he drowned after he was under nearly five minutes. >> what a tragedy. we sat here and watched the guy, not react. >> reporter: surfing legend laird hamilton was responsible for one of several rescues captured on camera. >> he was happy, thankful. his eyes were big.
3:32 am
he was appreciative that he was back on the land. >> reporter: as tropical storm marie spins away from the southern california coast, spectators watched in awe. ah! >> reporter: homeowners aren't taking any chances. sandbagging as bulldozers build berms, a wall of sand to prevent flooding. >> the water came in the last flood. >> reporter: in the atlantic, hurricane cristobal is moving north, raising the risk of rip currents from northern florida to maine. churning up waves to 6 feet, and already claiming the life of an 18-year-old swimmer from virginia and 17-year-old in new jersey. in newport beach, california, they know the risks. >> the people that go in there are definitely risking life and limb. >> reporter: a number of nearby beaches and the malibu pier are expected to remain closed until friday. kirk hawkins abc news, los angeles. brandi, dan, back to you. >> all right, kirk, thank you for that. the extreme weather is not limited to the coast.
3:33 am
expect heavy rain in the nation's midsection. extending all the way up to the great lakes and down to western texas. but also showers along the gulf coast and in montana. >> 80s along the eastern seaboard. in the 90s in kansas city, memphis, atlanta and dallas. chicago, detroit, you are going to be in the mid-70s. 89 in los angeles. ooh, hot 105 in phoenix. now to a developing story we have been watching overnight which could affect millions of bank customers. the fbi and secret service are investigating possible cyber attacks against at least five major u.s. financial institutions. one of the hack victims is jpmorgan chase. the nation's largest bank. this morning's "the new york times" says huge amounts of data were stolen including checking and savings account information. there are reports that russian hackers are behind this attack. but that is not just certain just yet. russian backed rebel forces have launched a new offensive along ukraine's coastline. the heavily armed separatist forces captured new territory and could be seeking to create a
3:34 am
land link between russia and the strategic crimea region. the state department says the u.s. is troubled russian soldiers have been found 30 miles inside ukraine. the mother of an american hostage being held by islamic militants is pleading for her son's release. isis has threatened to kill stephen sotloff unless the u.s. stops its air strikes. abc's susan saulny has more. >> please release my child. >> reporter: the anguished mother of yet another american journalist being held by isis, pleading with the terrorist to free her son, stephen sotloff. in a video obtained by abc news, and already broadcast on one arabic language news channel, shirley sotloff speaks directly to the leader of the militant group. >> i ask you to use your authority to spare his life. i plead with you to grant me this. >> reporter: the 31-year-old sotloff was last seen alive at the end of the disturbing video which showed the beheading of american journalist james foley last week. the isis militant in the video spoke directly to president
3:35 am
obama, calling on him to end american air strikes against isis targets in iraq. a white house spokesman called the sotloff situation tragic. >> this administration is deeply engaged and doing everything we can to seek the return of every american who is currently being held in that region. >> reporter: while one family anxiously waits, another is celebrating a homecoming. after being held captive by militants in syria for two years, american journalist peter theo curtis is back home in cambridge, massachusetts. >> i suddenly remember how good the american people are. >> reporter: the white house repeated the u.s. will not pay ransoms for hostages, but officials said they "will exhaust every other option." susan saulny, abc news, washington. public health investigators are taking action after a brain-eating ameba was found in the water supply. beginning a chlorine burn which will last for two months in order to clean that water. residents of the area near new orleans are being told they can
3:36 am
drink the water but not to allow it in their noses. a highway billboard in pennsylvania is drawing a lot of attention and controversy. it says, "god loves sex." and advertises a series of sermons about sexuality at a nondenominational church. one of the church's pastors says sex is everywhere. religious leaders should just deal with it. >> it is in every single sitcom, it is on the radio, you go on any major news media outlet and there are stories about sexuality. >> a pastor at another church calls it "misleading." one driver thought it was an advertisement of a feature at a local movie theater. the sign is going to be up a while. it has four weeks to run. >> interesting, featured movie. the sermons just want to mention in the series include, the songs of solomon, sex and singles, and also, disagreeing with homosexuality doesn't mean hatred according to the church. >> the only safe comment i will
3:37 am
make about this. if the point was to put people in the pews, i think it is going to do exactly that. whether you agree with the way they're going about it. it is -- it is a way to draw attention. >> interesting modern take i think. >> yeah. >> okay. a new study out there suggests couples who smoke marijuana are less likely to suffer domestic violence. researchers studied hundreds of couples for nine years for this one. they found that those with high rate of marijuana consumption had a lower risk of domestic violence. however they say they do not recommend couples start smoking pot to save their marriages. saying that much more research needs to be done here. and in another critically important study here following the pot story, scientists in new zealand determined that most of us already know mozzarella is the best cheese topping for pizza. studying the pizza baking process here with cameras and computer software they developed, they concluded
3:38 am
mozzarella browns, bubbles and blisters better than a cheddar or provolone. the cheese is stretchier. money was spent. i like the idea that money was spent to just get down to the bottom, the bottom of that. get down to the bottom of it. >> for what we knew all along. speaking of foods. hard to believe manhattan is getting its first denny's restaurant tomorrow. >> first one. and to improve classier clientele, this denny's is serving a $300 breakfast. you are wondering -- what could denny's serve for $300? the grand cruise slam. it features your typical eggs, sausage, pancakes with that, a bottle of dom perignon champagne. >> nice. this restaurant looks nothing like suburban denny's, in a historic building. has somewhat of a swanky decor. have to see how the breakfast crowd is going to react to this opening day. for me, i was over the moon in miami.
3:39 am
>> love moons over miami. >> and the grand slam. i mean, you put a bottle with dom with anything. it's going to be $300. lines are going to be out the door. coming up in "the skinny," what we told you hello kitty is not really a cute cartoon cat. get the facts right here. we are returning to our food theme and follow a guy who visited dozens of american ballparks to sample that -- oh, the hot dog. and where he found his favorite franks. coming up next on "world news now". ♪ now i wanna be your dog ♪ now i wanna be your dog >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum powerball. ♪ now i wan ur dog ♪ ♪ now i wanna be your dog >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum powerball. i'm switching for good wow! finish is seriously good can't believe how great it works love love love finish it's a shine that's sweeping across america. finish delivers an unbeatable clean and superior shine versus cascade's leading detergent. look no ugly spots... and see that shine? you've got to try finish. so take the finish challenge. switch and see the difference.
3:40 am
3:41 am
something happens when you giveair.r hair... you get a natural look without the gray. only just for men has airactiv. the only technology that uses oxygen in the air to get rid of gray while leaving the natural variations in your hair. no ammonia. no peroxide. no overcoloring. just air... just you... and the look you want. just for men.
3:42 am
3:43 am
♪ welcome back on this thursday morning, everyone. we are about to introduce you to a man who really loves hot dogs. in fact, so much he trekked to all 30 major league ballparks to find the best one. >> yes, all for you. and although all in good fun he did not take the endeavor lightly, creating a scale by which he would judge each and every dog. abc's josh haskell talked to him at new york citi field. >> when you take a dog, open like this and try to get into the stands in the crowd. you will get mustard on somebody. >> reporter: he used sauerkraut as a final topping on a hot dog. the lesson he learned eating his way through 30 major league baseball parks. ♪ >> nothing is more interwoven in the fabric of americana than baseball and hot dogs. >> reporter: a navy veteran from tulsa, he slept in his toyota
3:44 am
rav-4 driving 18,000 miles april through july. >> let me show you my house. it gets messy as you travel. the big question is where do you sleep? there it is. >> reporter: it's a journey that's been done before, but never with quite the emphasis on the hot dog. is there a difference between having a hot dog outside in the parking lot of a baseball stadium than having it inside a major league park? >> absolutely. it's -- why ballparks make hot dogs taste better. i find it's usually the sensory input, the sun in the face, the crack of the bat, the smack of the mitt, the roar of the crowd. >> so lore invented a rating system for the ballpark experience, which i have included in all of that. tom invented his own point system for ballpark hot dogs. six factors for each dog, bun, taste, toppings, portability, price and it factor. combining the two point systems, one ballpark received a perfect score. baltimore's oriole park at
3:45 am
camden yards. >> baltimore does a good job of having a great stadium. a decent price, a great dog at a decent price. there's a lot going on in there. nice soft bun. you have the all-beach hebrew national frank. relish. onions. two types of mustard. really sets it off. hot dogs, it's what's good in life. >> tom lore financed the trip on his own. he also visited 35 minor league parks consuming a total of 75 hot dogs. he's now working on a book about his journey, and you can read more about that on his blog. dan and brandi? >> he took this seriously. all the points you had to hit. >> you look at it and laugh at first. really an impact in american culture from the hot dog, ballpark, baseball, was there a park that kind of didn't rank, didn't relish, if you will? >> there was. the boston red sox. a very famous park.
3:46 am
the oldest park in major league history. but tom was not a fan of the park's northeastern bun or what he called their scarce selection of toppings. >> i didn't know what a northeastern bun is. so this is getting more serious now that you have a specific type of bun. >> having spent time in new england, this is basically, not a rounded edge. right. almost like two pieces of bread that have been fused together at the bottom, i am guessing, i don't know. >> it was missing the magical quality where the two pieces of bread come together. just two individual pieces of bread that had no relationship at all. >> now we're hungry. >> starving for a hot dog. josh haskell, thank you, appreciate that. one of the biggest cliffhangers in tv history, did tony soprano die in the final episode? which celebrity ice bucket
3:47 am
video could be the strangest of
3:48 am
♪ skinny so skinny "the skinny" time. we begin with the moment seven years ago. >> yes, the epic ending to the sopranos when the screen went completely black. well, today millions of fans are wondering if tony soprano is
3:49 am
dead or alive. yesterday we thought we may have had an answer. >> yeah, we thought, a reporter from vox, quoting david chase as saying tony is not dead. hours later, chase's rep said the quote was misconstrued. and continuing to search for the answer is fruitless. fans, we are basically back where we started not knowing for sure. >> because in the end it's supposed to be the viewer taking home what they thought would happen. i doubt you will ever get an answer besides that. >> interpretive ending. >> yes. hopefully all children are in bed at this hour and not watching us. >> that's right. because we have learned that hello kitty is not a cat. what is it? the curator of an upcoming exhibit at a hawaiian museum says she was told, hello kitty is a cartoon character, a little girl and a friend. you know what she is not? not a cat. she never walks on all fours. >> the bear walks on two legs. and hello kitty can walk on two legs.
3:50 am
the character appeared on a coin purse in 1974. several museum retrospectives planned a part of the 40th anniversary. the question, hello kitty, kitty chaos? >> mickey mouse is not a mouse? the disclaimer? >> he walks on two. good point. >> right? it's probably not going to come as a big surprise, taylor swift's "shake it off" is debuting on the billboard hot 100 charts and itunes. >> as a thank you she is tweeting behind the scene footage of her anthem to "ignoring the haters." showing off her, actually, the clip here. >> most exciting video she has ever done and most physically demanding. obviously right there. now to the gift that keeps on giving, the als bucket challenges, right? one of our favorite videos and one that is just blowing up on the internet right now. >> the italian queen of fashion. donatella versace, sitting between two shirtless boys. >> dominating -- dominating? you see where my name is.
3:51 am
she is nominating musicians pharrell and prince. and has a little mix-up. listen to this. >> please donate to asl -- >> ah! >> all for a good cause. we don't want to be too harsh, but she says asl instead of als, maybe she meant to say asl. which brandi points this out for us. >> it stands for american sign language. >> i think she said, hold on. hold on. she realized she messed up. and they got her. >> do you think people were paying attention to what she was saying or looking at eye candy, on both sides, dousing from the grecian urns. >> i think that's what you were watching. "snl" is going to make fun of that. >> sign language. want to know what sign language is? i learned this is ice. this is bucket. and challenge is something like that. >> ice, what is it? ice, bucket, and challenge. >> i think i might be doing this incorrectly.
3:52 am
i have issues. >> we should research that one before we are telling everyone to do something maybe they shouldn't be doing. if not we stand by it. stay with us. issues. >> we should research that one before we are telling everyone to do something maybe they shouldn't be doing. if not we stand by it. stay with us. because it has the right balance of cleaning and care. unlike other detergents, woolite with fiber-flex technology won't cause stretching, keeping that perfect fit, wash after wash. don't take a chance. trust woolite. you would need like a bunch of those to clean this mess. [ kc ] you're probably right. hi, cascade kitchen counselor. 1 pac of cascade complete cleans tough food better than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. cascade. beyond clean and shine. every time. than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts,
3:53 am
and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves.
3:54 am
[ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim! call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now. you just can'tider a 4-star know the name?p to 60% off, just no name? until you book. um... yeah, i'd do that!
3:55 am
get up to 60% off hotels on hotwire ♪ ♪ ♪ well this august we were captivated by stories out of the little league world series, from the boys of chicago to mo'ne davis and a team from philly. a lot to root for. >> now both squads are getting the homecomings they deserve. abc's marci gonzalez takes us to all the action. >> what's up, chicago! >> reporter: in chicago, a rock star reception for the little league team.
3:56 am
>> we had the national little league champions! >> reporter: that did something bigger than just win the u.s. championship. the jackie robinson west all-star not only brought the first national little league victory to chicago in 47 years, they're redefining what it means to be from the city's south side where some of the players grew up in a few of the most violent neighborhoods in chicago. and who they are was honored. the team starting at their home field, jackie robinson park. making their way by trolley through the streets of chicago. >> it was, you know, such a very priceless moment. >> reporter: just one win away from being the first all african-american team to claim the world series title when they lost to south korea this weekend. but there was still so much to celebrate here and in philadelphia. where the team knocked out of competition by jackie robinson west got their own parade. sharing their glory with mo'ne
3:57 am
the first female pitcher to ever win a game in a series and cheering on the rest of the little league team that made philly proud. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> awesome. >> yeah. as we wish both of the teams the very best, we also want to congratulate someone important to us here at abc news. of course, you folks at home as well. >> we are talking about diane sawyer, our "world news" anchor, network leader and pioneer for women in the news business. she had her last day in the anchor chair yesterday. >> after nearly five years of helm of "world news," diane signed off in signature classic style paying tribute to the team behind the camera. >> david muir will take over for diane. he will continue to report on big stories for abc. we will miss her daily presence here in the evenings. diane, thank you for being such a great role model to women in the business. >> and a big congratulations and success to david. stay with us. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
3:58 am
3:59 am
hmm. [cell phone beeps] hey! [police whistle blows] [horns honking] woman: hey! [bicycle bell rings] turn here. there. excuse me. uh. uh. [indistinct announcement on p.a. system] so, same time next week? well, of course. announcer: put away a few bucks. feel like a million bucks. for free tips to help you save, go to ♪ feed the pig
4:00 am
making news in america this morning, super swells. two hurricanes kicking up the surf and creating dangerous conditions. new pictures of the damage just in and the historic building taken out overnight. developing right now, possible security breaches at several american banks including the country's biggest. the federal probe just getting under way this morning. a star college athlete goes from hero to admitted liar in a matter of days. how his story of saving his nephew quickly unraveled. plus, the roommates back together again. how the late night hosts pulled off this "friends" reunion.

474 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on