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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. 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,
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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 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.
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♪ ♪ i like that song. >> i love josh groban. he gets a bad rap sometimes but i'll listen to josh groban fearlessly. >> we should use his christmas cd. it's so cold. speaking of cold. a fisherman stranded at sea is thankful to be back on land this morning. and how he was able to survive. >> an amazing story. flooding adrift in a life vest, they plucked joey trevino out of the seas. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: as tropical storms pound the gulf of mexico, watch this.
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grainy footage of a coast guard diver rappelling down to 37-year-old joey trevino of san antonio, texas. a fisherman adrift more than 30 hours on the open water after his boat got swamped in high waves. >> we drifted almost 50 miles, or i did, but i saw ships so i swam to the ships. >> we can hear your voice is hoarse. >> i was screaming and yelling for someone to call the coast guard. >> reporter: he drifted miles from his uncle and two friends who were also in the water. the crew of this oil tanker finally spotting him and alerting the coast guard. >> when i got into the helicopter, i asked them if they found my uncle. right away they responded yes. >> reporter: joey trevino is grateful. >> your prayers were answered. >> yes. >> all four of you alive? >> yes.
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we have so much to be thankful for. >> reporter: a fisherman lucky to be alive. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> 70% of all boating fatalities are a result of -- from drowning. >> obviously life jackets, life preservers work. wear them. case in point. coming up -- holy guacamole. it's a national food holiday we've been waiting for. breakfast, lunch, dinner, doesn't matter. everything is better when you rock the guac. we'll show you the secrets to this favorite food. in our next half hour, the stars are dancing again. we've got all the ballroom highlights from last night's season premiere next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now"
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- ( snaps, clatters ) ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪ ♪ ♪ did you know there was a song? apparently there is. reena's got it. >> i'm ready for my guac. >> sitting in the ball with a
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glorious green hue, it's calling you, you can't deny it. it's guacamole. the dip with the fun name we all love. >> it's the dip of the americas. tina trinh has more. >> reporter: it's national guacamole day. we're here to check out some of the best around. >> there's three ingredients that are always in a mexican table which is lime and avocados. the avocado tree is the tree of life. and the fruit of the tree was -- the shape of the fruit and the source of life. >> okay. good to know. >> i want to get started. i'm hungry. >> the first -- cilantro. >> sea salt. >> then lime. >> got to have the lime.
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>> mash that all up. >> smells great already. >> avocado. >> and then you just slice it up right in there? >> scoop it right in. >> mexican haas avocados because of the flavor and the texture. >> this is so interesting because i always used the avocado first and then throw everything in but you actually have to do the spices first. >> that's what we do. and i think that makes -- that little difference. and then i say this is the base and then you can add anything you want. our traditional recipe goes with chopped tomato. >> okay. >> and chopped white onion. >> and white onion. >> and voila. >> and that's it. and we'll not even mash it really, huh? >> we don't mash it. we like it chunky. the traditional way to have it is with a lot of -- with a lot of things. >> i thought you were going to say with a lot of margaritas.
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i was kind of hoping you'd say that. awesome. thanks so much. this looks beautiful. i can't wait to try it. cheers. >> salut. >> whoops. salut. >> it's incredible. >> this is amazing. cafe frida. upper westside of manhattan. great little restaurant. they make a great guacamole. the avocado is known as the alligator pear. >> i did not know that. >> so it says on our cheat sheet. >> and dates back to the aztecs. dan was saying, the poor man's guac, would you like to share that recipe? >> if you don't have time to get all those ingredients, just get yourself an avocado, a jar of salsa, mix the whole thing in, people will think you spent hours making it. get one of these fancy -- it's all about presentation. >> i'm sticking this in my bag. >> thanks to cafe frida.
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this may be the best guac i've had in my life. >> you were already digging in. ♪ guac i've had in my life. >> you were already digging in.
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♪ ♪ now it's time for "the mix." probably one of the best ways to close out a summer might be to do this. >> yeah, this is a great way. >> it's like tarzan. ropes swinging into the lake. all of it captured on camera. we're not sure where this little lake is. but this is devon. and 400,000 hits on youtube. they are just going down. it's a 50-foot rope that you swing right into that lake and it seems like the ultimate summer adventure. >> sort of makes the -- excuse me. too much guacamole on this national guacamole day. >> makes the slip and slide look like a garbage bag and garden hose. that's the way you do summer. 50 feet flying special the air into the lake. >> knowing me, i'd hit one of
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those trees. i'd say don't try this at home. >> always a disclaimer at the bottom. at columbia university in missouri, the president there has a unique challenge for students. obviously the rising cost of textbooks always weighs on a student's mind. you can spend thousands to buy all those books you'll never read. but what the president is doing there to help offset the cost, he's got a challenge to pay for it. here's what he's doing. >> we're doing something colleges and universities have done for hundreds of years. i'm talking, of course, about "madden nfl." >> i'll personally buy your textbooks for the entire academic year. but i must warn you, i've been practicing. >> that's like -- that's the president of columbia college in missouri saying, "bring it, madden fans. i'll buy all those textbooks and stand in line at the bookstore if you can beat me at "madden." >> "a" for creativity there. >> certainly is.
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>> well done. everyone has ridden in a taxicab all over the world. you've never ridden in a cab like this. the ultimate taxicab. that's john barnes. 25 years been driving this taxicab around aspen, colorado. look at it. decked out with musical, magical adventures there. there's a magic show, a movie ride. 3d laser light show. it will cost you, a group $200. here's the thing. george lucas has ridden in it. ringo starr, jerry seinfeld, clint eastwood. it's the who's who. >> excuse me. >> you okay there? >> a psychedelic trip going on in my throat. colorado just passed -- pot is legal in colorado now. why do you need this taxi? >> part of the problem, it's been 30 years he's been doing this. he's doing a kick starter project. >> i'm done. >> cpr someone. >> lastly in "the mix," here's someone's grocery list. girlfriend sends her boyfriend out and she puts this at the very bottom after coffee, diamond ring. s this at the
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very bottom i'm a kid. and us kids have an important message for our grown ups. three grams daily of beta-glucan... a soluable fiber from whole grain oat foods like cheerios can help lower cholesterol. and where can you find beta-glucan? in oats. and, they're yummy! i'm going back to being a kid now. thank you!
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this morning on "world news now" -- ex this morning on "world news now" -- explosive conditions as many of the dozen fires burning across california putting homeowners in dangerous. this morning's evacuations, damage and heartache. where is she? the 18-year-old college student who disappeared without a trace days ago. the growing concerns from her campus to her hometown. today's intense search. cleaning up. women posing as maids offering their services as housekeepers. today's warnings about fake service providers ready to clean you out. and vacationing again. clark and ellen griswald may be returning. the big plans for funny couple chevy chase and beverly d'angelo in "the skinny" on this tuesday. september 16th.
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>> i'm reena ninan. >> i'm dan kloeffler. a lot to get to. a big reunion there if that happens for "national lampoon." the big story that surprised me is this cleaning service that is coming in and wiping people out. >> you allow someone to come into your home, never really suspecting this. but i'm always a little leery about that. i'm curious to know. we're going to begin with those destructive wildfires blazing across california. a dozen of them fueled by fierce winds and triple-digit heat. >> the latest fire sent flames racing through a town near the oregon border. 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed and at least 1500 people have been forced to evacuate. >> and firefighters are having a tough time putting out a blaze near yosemite national park. abc's aditi roy has more on that. >> reporter: sizzling flames tear through hundreds of acres
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in oakhurst, california. scorching more than 20 homes, forcing more than 1,000 to flee. water bombs dropped from the air but it's too late for greg's childhood home. >> you lived here as a 6-year-old boy. what's it like looking at this? >> um, it's sort of surreal, you know. >> reporter: the home barely recognizable. >> the living room here. that's where i used to bathe as a young man. and that was my bedroom right there. >> although it wasn't a very big fire it did cause a lot of damage. >> reporter: in this neighborhood, mere traces of homes preserved. a staircase here, an oven there. to the north, another blaze, the king fire, has uprooted more than 100 from their homes. and 16 firefighters there had to deploy their emergency shelters to protect themselves from the flames. it's been a long and tough battle for firefighters who continue to brave excruciating heat to put out the last of the embers. aditi roy, abc news, oakhurst, california. a very different look at mother nature south of the border.
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hurricane odile slammed into cabo san lucas as a powerful category 3 storm with 125-mile-an-hour winds and torrential rain. odile now a tropical storm leveled nearly everything in its path leaving a trail of destruction, thousands homeless and nearly 30,000 tourists in emergency shelters. >> storms were intense outside. you could hear the wind roaring. you could hear stuff knocking into the doors. it was a once in a lifetime experience. >> miraculously, there are no reports of deaths or even serious injuries from that. odile has weakened to a tropical storm but is expected to still dump up to a foot of rain as it makes its way north. they are sandbagging in phoenix as rain storms from odile move north. >> they confront another day of record-breaking heat. accuweather's jim dickey has the latest. jim, good morning. >> good morning. keeping it hot across the southwest. many spots toppled records on monday. we'll take a run at a few
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records once again here today. 101 in fresno. 100 in vegas. 98 in phoenix. slightly cooler here. odile continuing to weaken as it moves its way through the baja, california, peninsula. heavy rain much like we saw with norbert a week or two ago. widespread flooding likely through late week. reena and dan, back to you. the u.s. military is apparently moving forward in its expanded fight against isis. u.s. officials have launched their first strike in iraq against enemy fighters south of baghdad. all at the request of iraqi forces. the white house says the president can launch air strikes in syria without congressional approval. but his request for authorization and funding to train syrian rebels is sparking controversy. >> we're going to pick a side or try to pick a side, and the same as we did when we went into iraq. same as we've done in afghanistan.
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and that hasn't worked well for us. >> meantime, after brutally executing three hostages, two americans and a brit, isis has selected its next victim. 47-year-old british aid worker alan henning. current and former officials say it will be very difficult to stop them. now to the three-state manhunt for the killer who opened fire on two state troopers in pennsylvania. the gunman ambushed the men outside a state police barracks with a common hunting rifle friday night killing one and critically injuring the other. the shooter might have former firearms training. and they had a message aimed directly at the killer. >> you are a coward. you committed this spineless act, and you did it from a place of hiding and then ran. >> police say it was a calculated act by someone who may have had an ongoing issue with law enforcement or the government. concern is growing over a missing university of virginia
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student. hannah elizabeth graham disappeared this weekend. abc's molly hunter has the latest. >> reporter: she vanished a few blocks from home. last seen at 11:50 p.m. friday night. police say 18-year-old hannah elizabeth graham disappeared during a night of partying. >> she'd been drinking quite a bit. >> police released these images of the uva sophomore, 5'11" with light brown hair. she was wearing a crop top with black pants. early saturday morning she texted friends. >> one text message said i'm lost in the area of 14th and wertland which is the area she was in. also an area she's very familiar with. >> after 1:00 a.m., silence. her phone either dead or switched off. some 39 hours later, she was reported missing. >> it's frightening. this isn't something that happens often. >> reporter: on monday the uva dean of students tweeted a photo of hannah asking anyone with information to call police. and in a statement uva president said the community is united in our deep concern. >> it's kind of hit home that this is something that can really happen.
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stories and warnings, but now it's a real person who is gone. >> reporter: no foul play is suspected at this time and today police will focus on a railroad near campus. investigators are expected to walk every inch of those tracks hoping for a clue. molly hunter, abc news, new york. the death toll from the general motors ignition switch defect now stands at 19. the victims compensation expert, kenneth fein berg, has offered settlements of at least $1 million to that many families. but that number is almost certain to rise. feinberg still has more applications to sift through and the filing deadline is at the end of the year. doctors in many u.s. hospitals are overprescribing antibiotics. a study finds patients are given several antibiotics in the hopes that one will work. and kept on the medication for too long. not only does this drive up health care costs but also causes side effects and grows drug resistant bacteria.
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antibiotics are proscribe prescribed for children twice as often as needed. also in our health headlines, the stunning study about young people who smoke pot. among these findings from a harvard researchers, people who use marijuana to, quote, self-medicate to feel better and amazingly, when individuals feel down again in the future, they tend to return to pot to feel better again. the study also finds pot smokers got high just as much whether they were alone or with friends. >> the study looked at people between 15 to 24, all pot smokers who smoked an average of ten times a week. >> okay. >> ten times. and they say a lot of people claim they feel better when they use marijuana. how many millions of dollars was put into that study? >> i love -- listen. i mean harvard, you have a lot of money. you are sitting on a lot of cash right now. just -- you kind of wonder like where is the nugget in this one. >> oh, wait. here it is. chronic pot smokers, young people have been linked to mental disorders, anxiety and
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depression. that's the news. >> summed up as you pointed out, the researchers saying a lot of people say they feel better when they do use marijuana. so this just in. orange juice may contain oranges as quoted by one of our moving on to something of a messy situation in charlotte, north carolina. the mess is being created by geese. >> one woman admits to feeding the geese and that has her neighbors demanding she basically stops. the birds are destroying their lawns or lowering property value. >> after a sometimes heated discussion in front of their houses yesterday, the woman who has been feeding the geese said she'd stop. the neighbors are still waiting for that to happen. >> what goes in must come out. i will say this. the geese having grown up in michigan and being around these animals quite frequently, are very aggressive.
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>> they are aggressive. >> they don't -- they do not shy away. they aren't your common circus geese. >> circus geese? >> they aren't going to be fearful of you approaching them. >> i didn't know barnum & bailey had circus geese. >> it was michigan. that's what we did. >> you had your own pet geese? >> i wish. >> in florida we had a cat and a dog. >> fancy you. i'm sorry, reena. from geese to goose bumps, today is the day barbra streisand fans have been waiting for. and the very diverse contestants on the stage with "dancing with the stars." the season premiere. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by tide pods. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by tide pods. yeah! but i thought you were the queen of the pre-treat soak treat soak? those are fond memories, but those things are amazing. once i saw what they did, i actually started to relax. don't touch my things.
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♪ so this next story may motivate you to do your own cleaning. ♪ so this next story may motivate you to do your own cleaning. women appearing to be maids looking for work. what they are really looking for is to enter your homes and they are looking for easy targets. >> it's an alleged burglary ring caught on camera. the suspects are still at large. how can you protect your home from being next on the list? here's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: they pose as maids knocking on doors to offer their services. but they are accused of cleaning people out by robbing them, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property in the
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last two weeks. as part of a burglary ring now hitting some of the wealthiest communities in los angeles. >> if we can identify who these people are, they could be directly linked to other crimes. >> reporter: officials say if no one answers the door, the women then call their male accomplices who break in in broad daylight taking cash, electronics and passports, police say. even reportedly ripping a safe from the wall. posing as service providers is not an uncommon tactic. watch this man pretending to be delivering flowers last month in california. he manages to get in and in just ten minutes robs the residents at gun point before leaving them bound in zip ties. after the police released this video he was arrested. in 2012, a miami woman's valentine's day was ruined when a fake flower delivery man pulled out a gun and robbed her. now police hope this surveillance video will lead them to these phony cleaners they say doing some very dirty
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work. so how can you protect yourself? experts say if someone unexpected shows up, ask for credentials before answering the door. mara schiavocampo. >> they say to take pictures of your valuables because then you have a record if something were to happen. and even putting a beware of dog sign outside, even if you don't have a dog. >> some of those small tricks. >> they recommend if you are going to be away, don't leave the porch light on throughout the entire day. that's just a signal that you aren't home. so get timers and it will tip them off. coming up in the "skinny." a national lampoon vacation family reunion. >> and george clooney all set to receive the award of a lifetime. that's next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back. time for "the skinny." we start with word of a reunion decades in the making.
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>> potentially getting back together, chevy chase and beverly d'angelo who starred in the four national lampoon movies. abc has ordered a pilot script in which chase and d'angelo play a married couple, although not necessarily the griswalds. part of the plot will be seeing them raising grandchildren. >> i would love to see that. the pilot at least will be made with an eye toward 2015, 2016's tv season so stay tuned. >> look, kids, big ben, parliament. >> we know, dad. >> that's pretty good. >> i've only watched it about 1700 times. yesterday was the premiere of the new season of "the view." it kicked off with a bit of a tongue and cheek skit. kissing her ring. whether they were all together when shooting this scene, that's been the topic of some debate. but then the gang took their positions on the new set around a much smaller table.
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>> creative. >> also rosie o'donnell revealing she lost 50 pounds from a gastric sleeve. she sat bare foot in her chair showing off her pedicure as she and her co-hosts conversed about serious subject matters but no fireworks yet. >> yet. the operative word on yet there. i love the fact that barbara walters is able to get in on the joke. >> she doesn't miss a moment of that. >> not at all. very much a hand in "the view" there. a big honor for george clooney. >> clooney will be the recipient of the cecil b. demille award at next year's golden globes. it's handed out to a person who has made an incredible impact in the world of entertainment. the hollywood foreign press cited clooney for his achievements on both sides of the camera and humanitarian arena working to help the people of darfur and haiti. >> he does do quite a lot. >> very well rounded. >> but isn't there a wedding supposed to be around that time?
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>> there may be a scheduling conflict there. we'll send flowers. >> okay. next up, today's a big day barbra streisand fans have been waiting for. >> babes releasing her 34th studio album. "partners." it's a collection of 12 classic duets. 12 powerhouse male superstars from stevie wonder to billy joel, john legend, even through the magic of technology, elvis presley. >> our own robin roberts sat down with barbra herself in an interview that will air later this morning on "good morning america." >> i just feel as if barbra streisand would be awake at this hour. don't you feel that? >> totally. >> i feel like she's the kind of person that only sleeps for 30 seconds at a time. >> i think she waits until the after life. how can she be this productive. >> i completely agree. some celebrity birthdays today. >> the king of blues, b.b. king turns 89. >> david copperfield turns 58.
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"dancing with the stars." with the actors hitting the dance floor first. including "pretty little liars" "janel parrish. and antonio sabato jr. but it was "back to the future's" lea thompson who wowed the judges with her foxtrot. >> beautiful! >> also some struggles when lolo jones lost her step and 72-year-old fashion designer betsey johnson got caught up in her props but gave a dramatic finish. talk show host tavis smiley, youtube's bethany mota and jonathan bennett all scored well. nascar's michael waltrip got plenty of laughs. >> mario -- >> my onesie gave me a wedgie every time i did that. >> none other than cheech and chong's tommy chong. >> randy couture showed his softer side but "fresh prince's" alfonso ribeiro was the king of the night with the highest score.
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after an intense first night here an the dance floor, we'll find out which celebrity is the first to go home tonight. reena and dan? >> i can't get over carlton. >> carlton? >> he's got moves. >> look at us. >> i know. >> oh, those legs. >> i know. >> i work very hard for those legs. let me tell you. ♪ >> there you go. >> i love it. who needs "dancing with the stars" when you have "world news now" "dancing with the stars." >> our own mirror ball. >> we'll have to work on our paso doble. >> we'll translate that later on. maybe the hokey-pokey may be more our speed. we'll build ourselves up. don't miss the updates on facebook, wnnfans.com. cebook, wnnfans.com.
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good tuesday morning. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." the u.s. military is apparently moving forward in its expanded fight against isis without congressional approval. u.s. officials say they've launched their first air strikes against enemy fighters south of baghdad. president obama heads to the cdc to announce stepped up efforts to combat the ebola outbreak in west africa, including the unprecedented deployment of 3,000 military troops and the construction of 17 clinics. an attorney for minnesota vikings running back adrian peterson says a report that peterson injured another son of his while disciplining him last june is, quote, simply not true. peterson has been reinstated by the vikings while the legal proceedings play out. in a remarkable study, a
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researcher has found people who are feeling down often use marijuana to feel better. the study also finds they are likely to smoke pot again if they felt bad in the future. those are some of our top stories. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well, good tuesday morning to you. we begin with america's expanded fight against isis in the middle east. >> the u.s. military has apparently taken its first step against isis terrorists without congressional approval. launching a new air strike in iraq against isis fighters south of baghdad at the request of iraqi forces. it comes as the obama administration scrambles for international support of its expanded campaign. abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: the obama
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administration is trying to rally a coordinated international effort against isis. >> we believe that this is a priority. the president believes it's important to strike while the iron is hot here. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry met with foreign ministers in paris working to build support for a fight against the extremist group. the administration says that several arab nations have offered to launch air strikes against isis. but it's unclear what an international coalition will look like and who would do what. one nation not getting on board, iran. the supreme leader there said his government will not join a u.s.-led effort against isis. warning the u.s. could face the same problems it did in iraq over the past ten years. >> i think it was always unlikely that iran would become a fully fledged member of the coalition. >> reporter: congress may act this week on president obama's plan to support moderate syrian rebels fighting isis. many republicans are backing the white house. >> we have to give the president what he's asking for. >> reporter: some democrats are more reluctant. >> it's congress that declares war.
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congress that initiates war. >> reporter: the white house says the president can launch air strikes in syria without congressional approval. but his request for authorization and funding to train syrian rebels is sparking controversy. >> we're going to pick a side or try to pick a side and same as we did when we went into iraq. same as we've done in afghanistan. and that hasn't worked well for us. >> reporter: general john allen is coordinating the administration's efforts to get international partners in a united front against isis. he'll brief president obama today at the white house. dan, reena? >> karen, thank you. a dozen major wildfires are sweeping across california this morning fueled by ferocious winds, stifling and dry heat. thousands of residents have been forced to pack up and get out. the smoke and flames have descended on the tiny town of weed near the oregon border damaging and destroying 100 homes. a fire near yosemite national park is still burning out of control after burning down more than 30 homes.
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much of california will see another day of 90 and 100-degree temperatures but the southern part of the state is facing the worst of it. a heat wave has shattered record highs in the san fernando valley. cooling centers have opened up to help people cope with the heat and outdoor sporting events have been canceled today at schools across l.a. south of the border, a major cleanup effort is under way in mexico in the wake of hurricane odile. that storm slammed into the shores of cabo san lucas as a powerful category 3 hurricane packing 125-mile-an-hour winds, cutting a wide path of destruction. authorities are overwhelmed with overflowing emergency shelters and now looting. miraculously, there are no reports of deaths or even reports of serious injuries. odile has weaken to a tropical storm but is still packing a punch moving north toward the u.s. folks in flood-ravaged phoenix are packing and stacking sandbags preparing for the next deluge. 65-mile-an-hour winds, odile is expected to dump up to a foot of rain in its path triggering flash floods and landslides.
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the west coast heat wave accuweather meteorologist jim dickey joins us. good morning. >> good morning. keeping it hot once again here today across the southwest. many spots yesterday set new records. we'll take a run at some records. here today many spots in 90s and triple digits. deserts of arizona. 101 in fresno. 100 in vegas. 98 in phoenix. still hot but that marks an improvement. we're watching cloud coverage work its way into phoenix from what's now tropical storm odile riding its way up the baja, california, peninsula. continues to weaken but still deep moisture embedded within that storm. that's headed into the four corners. much like we saw with norbert a couple of weeks ago. going to bring heavy rainfall. mid to late week, flooding a major concern through friday. back to you. >> jim dickey, thank you. a cancer doctor is on trial for assault in a poisoning case that puts the soap operas to shame. ana maria gonzalez-angulo is charged with poisoning her
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co-worker's coffee after their relationship soured. the victim survived but suffered kidney failure. president obama will be briefed an the enterovirus during his visit today to the cdc. that mysterious virus is striking american children is now moving across the country with cases popping up in nearly 30 states now. more from abc's dr. richard besser. >> reporter: the most serious cases end up in the intensive care unit. >> tell me about the kids in the icu. what's kind of problems were they having? >> mostly respiratory failure, respiratory distress, cough, wheezing, congestion. having a hard time treating these children with normal therapy. >> reporter: 4 t has arrived in the northeast. >> how long are children waiting? >> it can vary between 3 hours and 20 hours.
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>> 20 hours? >> reporter: it starts like any other viral cold with a runny nose and a cough. but this one can take a turn. wheezing children can't catch a breath. we watched the e.r. at st. louis children's hospital fill. even bringing in a mobile unit to meet demand. >> having trouble breathing? >> yes. >> reporter: children with asthma particularly at risk. >> give me a big, deep breath. >> reporter: doctors don't know yet how many of their patients have enterovirus. they know that parents are getting the message. if a child is having trouble breathing, see a doctor right away. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. urban outfitters is apologizing in a tweet over a kent state university sweatshirt that many said mocks the bloody attack in 1970 that killed four students. the retailer says the one of a kind item was part of its sun faded vintage collection. the red stains evocative of natural wear and tear fray. but kent state students and staff say its painfully obvious that's not what urban outfitters was intending. >> trash. absolute trash.
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>> i'm shocked they are making money off a terrible tragedy. >> in a twitter statement, urban outfitters said it was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at kent state in 1970. the retailer has pulled the sweatshirts from its website and they say they will be destroyed. microsoft is buying a very popular video game, "minecraft." and that company making it for a $2.5 billion sale. the construction fame is the top -- game is the top selling paid app for android and apple. also popular on xbox. but watch for a version that runs on the windows phone and microsoft surface tablet, both of which suffer from a lack of popular apps available. apple saying its iphone 6 preorders set a record. 4 million in just 24 hours. that's double the preorders for the iphone 5 which went on sale two years ago. it's also more of the new models than apple has ready to go. some of those who rushed to the websites to order the 6 will get them this friday but many others won't see them unfortunately
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until october. you may be able to have it your way at mcdonald's. the fast food giant may expand its build-your-own burger experiment to many more locations. it's coordinately being tested at four southern california locations. but myz!ld's is currently in its worst sales slump in a decade. allowing customers to pick out their own toppings on a touchscreen may help turn that around. >> interesting how -- i mean, the fast food landscape, mcdonald's always been the center of it.ç being challenged by something called fast casual, which is this, you know, better quality food along with some atmosphere. that's going along with like restaurants like chipotle appealing to a millennial crowd. >> 22 different topping that include guacamole, chili lime tortilla strips and spicy mayo. why do they always test out in california? they don't trust us in new york? are we not reliable taste testers? >> i completely agree with you. we'll give you an honest answer just as much as they will in california.
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it's just not going to be as sunny. that's all. >> maybe the working conditions are better, dan. moving on, some very happy sisters and their new little ones in the suburbs of philadelphia. first the little guys. already eagles fans, though they don't know it yet. >> the sisters were talking about are bridget bink and emily whitaker. they went through the pregnancies together. >> so bridget gave birth to a little jack last wednesday morning. and less than 24 hours later, emily delivered little owen. one of their fathers says they will be starting shortstop and second basemen for the phillies in about 2034. big goals for those two right there. >> with sisters you like to do everything together. but to have kids just that close apart, pretty incredible. >> the travesty is that usually one sister will pass down the clothes to the other one to help save an cost. now unfortunately you'll be
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♪ ♪ robin thicke was at the top of his game last year with a smash hit. lately he's been a bit more lost. his life left him and he mounted a big public campaign to get her back. >> as his career was sky high, apparently so was he. here now is thicke's shocking confession while under oath. we're "up all nightline" with abc's nick watt. >> reporter: last year robin thicke was an the crest of a wave. "blurred lines" was everywhere. >> there was a time last year when he looked like he was going to be the next big superstar.
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>> reporter: now a sensational glimpse of the reality behind the tv grim. every day i woke up, i would take a vicodin to start the day he told lawyers representing marvin gaye's family. involved in a lawsuit over whether "blurred lines" was written by thicke. thicke claims he was even drunk and high on "oprah." once you see the video back and you see your husband romping around with three topless girls. >> reporter: and suggests his wife paula patton walked out because he came clean about his painkiller habit. >> i told my wife the truth. that's why she left me. now he says he's kicked the pills. when your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up. thicke's deposition, given back in april, was just released by the gaye family's legal team. thicke's lawyer said robin's moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim. although they do have thicke on
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vh1 saying this. >> we were in the studio and, you know, i had mentioned to him one of my favorite songs of all time was marin gaye's "got to give it up." so we tried to get a little groove like that going. >> thicke admits i was high and drunk every time i did an interview last year but i do generally remember trying to sell the public on the fact that "blurred lines" was my idea in some way. his stories about writing the song with pharrell are just booze-fueled fabrication. farrell -- pharrell williams when asked what carried the song along stated unequivocally. >> robin thicke's voice. >> what is he going to point to now that he's done in his career? >> now he's the guy who just admitted under oath he was drunk and high on "oprah." >> it's so easy to become self-obsessed. >> reporter: "blurred lines," blurred vision. i'm nick watt for nightline in los angeles.
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>> who wrote what, who sang what? allowing thicke to take credit for this song. every day in our industry, people are made to look like they have much more authorship than they do. that's where the embellishment comes in. >> apparently there are reports that he has stopped trying to win back paula. a meteoric rise for this one and there was even some sexism, criticism for the actual video as well. so, the song not without controversy and it continues on. >> on that note, we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. right back.
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♪ riding a roller coaster love this morning. a couple from washington state
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was certainly riding it. choosing to get married an one. >> essentially ditching tradition for a different kind of tradition, making this our favorite story of the day. we stole it from our seattle in station who has more. >> reporter: in a sunrise sky -- >> do you holly take shawn to be your wedded husband, to have and to hold. >> holly and shawn took the plunge. >> i am proud in 1:13 to pronounce you man and wife. you may kiss your bride. >> reporter: surrounded by screaming friends and family -- the couple maerd an the state nair's classic wooden coaster. they entered the annual roller coaster wedding contest. shawn didn't know anything about it until holly told him they'd won. >> i just finishing ythink if y opportunity, you have to take it. >> they suddenly had a week to plan the big moment. >> some people didn't believe it. they thought it was a joke.
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i had to jump in and make sure they understood it was really happening. >> sponsors donated everything like flowers and tuxes. >> reporter: the navy couple and parents to two boys have been together for ten years but relatives were still shocked to get the group text invite. >> then we got a youtube sent to us of a previous one. so we saw what it was and we said, you're right. this is really, really crazy. >> reporter: with no way to look back, the bride and groom are now starting life together on a brand new track. >> a big congratulations to you guys out there. i love their colors, too. the royal blue and florescent green. you'll not miss the bride and groom. >> i was impressed he was able to kiss her. >> not at all. hands on the bar. keep your hands inside the ride at all times. i'm a big roller coaster fan, are you? let's go to an amusement park. >> do the whole show from space mountain? >> i think exactly do that. coming up, play-doh challenge.
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play-doh, they love it. >> that's because they cano play-doh, they love it. >> that's because they can do so much with it. >> you're the play-doh boy. >> kids love to squish it and squash it and roll it. most of all, kids like play-doh because they can make anything they imagined. >> i remember you. i remember you, too. >> you, too, play-doh pete. that's because you haunted by play-doh dreams. >> dan's having a flashback. today has actually been decreed national play-doh day. >> the producers wanted to help us keep awake with a little arts and crafts on this tuesday morning. >> we have an assortment of play-doh to play with here. did you know it was first manufactured as wallpaper cleaner?
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>> i did not know that. i'm glad it wasn't just stuck to the wallpaper. instead, it still has that great smell. >> i love the smell. >> i love that smell. nothing more satisfying than when you bust it out of the little can and it's perfectly shaped like this but not for much longer. so we're going to have a little competition and see who can be more creative. i have three hot glue guns at home. >> i did not. >> this is our inspiration here. confidential. this is what we're to create. you will be judging us based on -- >> it is -- >> a flower. >> this is real pedestrian, producers. >> ready, set, go. >> all right. >> here it comes. >> i'm being told i'm being cocky about this. you've already got the pink. >> wait a minute -- >> one of the nice things about play-doh, it's nontoxic. although it does come with a warning it does contain wheat. for all of you trying to cut back on your gluten intake -- >> 30? >> are we only allowed -- oh,
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30? all right. >> it is still edible. wait a minute. oh, originally when this came out in 1953 it only came in three colors. red, blue, yellow. maybe this was a little more challenging. >> you already have it out there. >> ten seconds left. >> get the green. >> oh. >> i've still got some in my mouth. >> all right. oh, no. we're -- >> put down your knives. >> oh. >> all right. let's see. who did it better. >> who has won? >> mr. i have a hot glue gun at home. >> martha stewart would be very impressed. >> i don't have a hot glue gun at home, but i -- >> it really isn't edible either. go to wnnfans.com on our facebook page. >> not bad. >> nicely done. facebook page. >> not bad. >> nicely done.
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this morning on "world news now" -- relentless storm. odile slams a popular tourist spot as a hurricane with 125-mile-an-hour winds. >> it wasn't the greatest way to spend our last night of our honeymoon. >> the trapped american tourists and the dangerous deja vu for the flooded southwest. nfl scandal. the decision to allow a minnesota viking to play despite serious domestic abuse allegations. and new developments overnight. later -- miraculous rescue. the boater in the sea for 30 hours trying to stay afloat in a life vest in the worst conditions. >> i saw ships so i swam to the ships. >> your prayers were answered? >> my prayers were answered. >> a jaw-dropping story of
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survival on this tuesday, september 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm dan kloeffler. a lot to get to. happy guacamole day. there are big headlines coming up about the ebola virus. but first, making headlines, the trail of destruction left by hurricane odile. >> odile made landfall sunday night near cabo san lucas as a powerful category 3 hurricane leveling just about everything in its path from houses to hotels leaving a disaster zone in its wake. miraculously, there are no reported deaths or even serious injuries. in phoenix and throughout the southwest, though, flood-weary folks are taking no chances as they pitch in with sandbagging as tropical storm odile is heading north. abc's rob marciano has the latest. >> reporter: hurricane odile barreled into cabo san lucas
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with winds up to 125 miles per hour. life threatening wind and rain. many american tourists were stranded. mandy meyer and her husband rode out the storm in their los cabos hotel. >> car completely flipped over on its side. cars looked like they were probably bumper cars during the worst of this storm. >> reporter: she showed us the destruction left in odile's wake. >> yesterday this was full of people watching nfl games before the storm hit. >> reporter: even the tops of palm trees were shredded. >> literally just stripped of all their leaves. >> reporter: rick is on his honeymoon. he and his wife spent the night with hundreds of other guests in a shelter at the resort. >> wasn't the greatest way to spender last night of our honeymoon. you could hear the wind roaring, stuff knocking into the doors. >> reporter: odile is the strong
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est hurricane on record to hit baja. emergency shelters were set up to hold up to 30,000 people. residents returning to their homes in cabo san lucas found little left. when we arrived, everything was destroyed, this woman said. power lines and poles litter the streets. roofs torn off houses. many homes completely flattened. and though the storm has quickly moved forth, cleanup and rebuilding the baja will take a long, long time. odile will continue to weaken overnight but the moisture will stream northward into the desert southwest. a similar path to hurricane norbert a week and a half ago. those areas will likely see some flash flooding. this year so far, new mexico and arizona have seen bigger impacts from hurricanes than florida and the carolinas. rob marciano, abc news, new york. a little north of there, a dozen major wildfires are burning across california. it's driven thousands of people from their homes.
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the latest fire erupted yesterday in the tiny northern town of weed near mt. shasta. it quickly destroyed or damaged 100 homes and burned a church to the ground. powerful winds fanned those flames forcing the evacuation of at least two schools and shut down the main freeway between california and oregon. farther south, dozens of homes were reduced to ashes near yosemite. >> i screamed, "jesus, help me," because it was pretty scary. and the smoke was pretty bad. it was the heat. >> that fire has now forced about 900 people from their homes and it is now only about 35% contained. >> steep terrain, triple-digit threat of the heat. it's incredible what they are up against these firefighters. but 800 of them trying to put this out. >> the intensity because of these flames. they are sparking some of these spot fires almost a half mile ahead of the main blaze so, you aren't just dealing with the main concern on this thing but you're also dealing with the
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wind, possibly sparking some other things along the way. the u.s. military has apparently taken its first step in its expanded fight against isis terrorists. u.s. officials say air strikes like these requested by iraqi forces targeted enemy fighters south of baghdad. previous air strikes protected only u.s. interests and personnel. these were in direct support of iraqi forces fighting isis. after brutally killing three hostages, isis terrorists have identified their next victim. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: isis has already selected its next victim, 47-year-old british aid worker alan henning. current and former officials said it will be very difficult to stop them. >> we have neither the intelligence nor the access to these hostages to be able to rescue them. >> reporter: just as no one could stop the cycle of executions, about once every two weeks of james foley, steven sotloff and over the weekend, british aid worker david haines. all purportedly beheaded by the
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same masked man with a british accent who taunts his victims and their countries. >> this british man has to pay the price. >> david has been murdered in the most callous and brutal way imaginable by an organization which is the embodiment of evil. >> reporter: by its own admission, the u.s. has been late to appreciate the escalating threat from isis. until recently, u.s. intelligence had not closely tracked the movements of its top leaders. nor the americans recruited to fight there who it is feared could return home for jihad. >> do we know isis that well yet? i think the answer is no. >> reporter: u.s. drones and satellites are now over head desperately looking for clues. the attorney general eric holder said the u.s. can and must do better to stop americans who want to join isis. and he announced a series of pilot programs and a white house summit on the urgent issue. so urgent that the summit won't take place until next month. brian ross, abc news, new york.
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turning to a very different kind of threat the white house is trying to tackle. the ebola outbreak in west africa. president obama is planning to visit the cdc today. that's where he'll announce stepped up efforts to combat the disease. it will include assigning 3,000 troops to the fight in west africa as well as the construction of 17 clinics, each capable of treating up to 100 patients. another week of nfl games is in the books, but most of the attention is on the league's problems off the field. an attorney for vikings adrian peterson issued a statement responding to a report from a tv station in houston. that report claimed peterson allegedly injured a second son of his while disciplining him last june. peterson's attorney calls that, quote, simply not true. peterson is back with the vikings as the firestorm over another disciplining case shows no sign of subsiding. abc's ryan smith reports. >> reporter: the minnesota vikings welcoming back their
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embattled star adrian peterson just three days after he was arrested on child abuse charges. announcing he will now play in sunday's game. >> based on the extensive information we have right now, what we know about adrian not only as a person but what he has also done for this community, we believe he deserves to play while the legal process plays out. >> reporter: peterson, seen here in this smiling mug shot, is charged with hitting his 4-year-old son with a tree branch causing welts and bruises. he says no one can understand the hurt that i feel for my son and for the harm i caused him. i am not a perfect parent but i am, without a doubt, not a child abuser. peterson earning over $11 million a year. so popular, he was featured on a wheaties box. if the vikings want to let the facts play themselves out and give adrian peterson due process, that's totally up to them. but if it was me, i wouldn't be doing it. >> reporter: yet another crisis
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for the nfl. ravens star ray rice seen on tape punching his wife will appeal his indefinite suspension. the nfl appointing three women to serve as advisers on domestic violence. one a former top manhattan sex crimes prosecutor. in a memo, roger goodell saying they'll help lead and shape the nfl's policies. the nfl appointed a vice president of social responsibility to oversee the effort. also a woman. perhaps a nod to the 93 million women who watch nfl football, dan and reena. >> ryan, thanks for that. on the field, a wild one for "monday night football." the eagles came roaring back against the colts scoring two touchdowns to tie the game at 20. then they scored the last ten points, including the game-winning field goal. the eagles win, 30-27. it was declared blue monday in indianapolis ahead of last s( night's game. festivities including pouring blue dye into a canal and a fountain and, of
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course, the colts mascot part of the whole thing. they called today blue tuesday all thanks to that loss. >> it looks like some special type of kool aid. >> i wouldn't mind drinking it right now. so let's go from american football to the football they play in the rest of the world known as soccer. but with a little more protection than usual. >> this is called bubble soccer. they had a great time playing it over the weekend. these inflatable bubbles, more than enough protection from the usual contact that goes along with playing the game. >> fascinating. we're told it has a growing following there in the northwest and that the game has been played for a while in other countries. >> how do you breathe? is there a hole in the top of that? >> there must be holes. >> it's open at the top. >> forget actually playing soccer. they just like playing rock 'em sock 'em. >> or doing the newscast in the middle of the night. >> field trip this friday. >> bring your bubble tomorrow, dan, okay?
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♪ ♪ ♪ i like that song. >> i love josh groban. he gets a bad rap sometimes but i'll listen to josh groban fearlessly. >> we should use his christmas cd. it's so cold. speaking of cold. a fisherman stranded at sea is thankful to be back on land this morning. and how he was able to survive. >> an amazing story. flooding adrift in a life vest, they plucked joey trevino out of the seas. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: as tropical storms pound the gulf of mexico, watch this. grainy footage of a coast guard diver rappelling down to
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37-year-old joey trevino of san antonio, texas. a fisherman adrift more than 30 hours on the open water after his boat got swamped in high waves. >> we drifted almost 50 miles, or i did, but i saw ships so i swam to the ships. >> we can hear your voice is hoarse. >> i was screaming and yelling for someone to call the coast guard. >> reporter: he drifted miles from his uncle and two friends who were also in the water. the crew of this oil tanker finally spotting him and alerting the coast guard. >> when i got into the helicopter, i asked them if they found my uncle. right away they responded yes. >> reporter: joey trevino is grateful. >> your prayers were answered. >> yes. >> all four of you alive? >> yes. we have so much to be thankful for.
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>> reporter: a fisherman lucky to be alive. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> 70% of all boating fatalities are a result of -- from drowning. >> obviously life jackets, life preservers work. wear them. case in point. coming up -- holy guacamole. it's a national food holiday we've been waiting for. breakfast, lunch, dinner, doesn't matter. everything is better when you rock the guac. we'll show you the secrets to this favorite food. in our next half hour, the stars are dancing again. we've got all the ballroom highlights from last night's season premiere next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ did you know there was a song? apparently there is. reena's got it. >> i'm ready for my guac.
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>> sitting in the ball with a glorious green hue, it's calling you, you can't deny it. it's guacamole. the dip with the fun name we all love. >> it's the dip of the americas. tina trinh has more. >> reporter: it's national guacamole day. we're here to check out some of the best around. >> there's three ingredients that are always in a mexican table which is lime and avocados. the avocado tree is the tree of life. and the fruit of the tree was -- the shape of the fruit and the source of life. >> okay. good to know. >> i want to get started. i'm hungry. >> the first -- cilantro. >> sea salt. >> then lime.
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>> got to have the lime. >> mash that all up. >> smells great already. >> avocado. >> and then you just slice it up right in there? >> scoop it right in. >> mexican haas avocados because of the flavor and the texture. >> this is so interesting because i always used the avocado first and then throw everything in but you actually have to do the spices first. >> that's what we do. and i think that makes -- that little difference. and then i say this is the base and then you can add anything you want. our traditional recipe goes with chopped tomato. >> okay. >> and chopped white onion. >> and white onion. >> and voila. >> and that's it. and we'll not even mash it really, huh? >> we don't mash it. we like it chunky. the traditional way to have it is with a lot of -- with a lot of things. >> i thought you were going to
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say with a lot of margaritas. i was kind of hoping you'd say that. awesome. thanks so much. this looks beautiful. i can't wait to try it. cheers. >> salut. >> whoops. salut. >> it's incredible. >> this is amazing. cafe frida. upper westside of manhattan. great little restaurant. they make a great guacamole. the avocado is known as the alligator pear. >> i did not know that. >> so it says on our cheat sheet. >> and dates back to the aztecs. dan was saying, the poor man's guac, would you like to share that recipe? >> if you don't have time to get all those ingredients, just get yourself an avocado, a jar of salsa, mix the whole thing in, people will think you spent hours making it. get one of these fancy -- it's all about presentation. >> i'm sticking this in my bag. >> thanks to cafe frida.
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this may be the best guac i've had in my life. >> you were already digging in. ♪ guac i've had in my life. >> you were already digging in.
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♪ ♪ now it's time for "the mix." probably one of the best ways to close out a summer might be to do this. >> yeah, this is a great way. >> it's like tarzan. ropes swinging into the lake. all of it captured on camera. we're not sure where this little lake is. but this is devon. and 400,000 hits on youtube. they are just going down. it's a 50-foot rope that you swing right into that lake and it seems like the ultimate summer adventure. >> sort of makes the -- excuse me. too much guacamole on this national guacamole day. >> makes the slip and slide look like a garbage bag and garden hose. that's the way you do summer. 50 feet flying special the air into the lake. >> knowing me, i'd hit one of
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those trees. i'd say don't try this at home. >> always a disclaimer at the bottom. at columbia university in missouri, the president there has a unique challenge for students. obviously the rising cost of textbooks always weighs on a student's mind. you can spend thousands to buy all those books you'll never read. but what the president is doing there to help offset the cost, he's got a challenge to pay for it. here's what he's doing. >> we're doing something colleges and universities have done for hundreds of years. i'm talking, of course, about "madden nfl." >> i'll personally buy your textbooks for the entire academic year. but i must warn you, i've been practicing. >> that's like -- that's the president of columbia college in missouri saying, "bring >> "a" for creativity there. >> certainly is. >> well done. everyone has ridden in a taxicab all over the world. you've never ridden in a cab like this.
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the ultimate taxicab. that's john barnes. 25 years been driving this taxicab around aspen, colorado. look at it. decked out with musical, magical adventures there. there's a magic show, a movie ride. 3d laser light show. it will cost you, a group $200. here's the thing. george lucas has ridden in it. ringo starr, jerry seinfeld, clint eastwood. it's the who's who. >> excuse me. >> you okay there? >> a psychedelic trip going on in my throat. colorado just passed -- pot is legal in colorado now. why do you need this taxi? >> part of the problem, it's been 30 years he's been doing this. he's doing a kick starter project. >> i'm done. >> cpr someone. >> lastly in "the mix," here's someone's grocery list. girlfriend sends her boyfriend out and she puts this at the very bottom after coffee, diamond ring. s this at the
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- explosive conditions as many of the dozen fires burning across california putting homeowners in dangerous. this morning's evacuations, damage and heartache. where is she? the 18-year-old college student who disappeared without a trace days ago. the growing concerns from her campus to her hometown. today's intense search. cleaning up. women posing as maids offering their services as housekeepers. today's warnings about fake service providers ready to clean you out. and vacationing again. clark and ellen griswald may be returning. the big plans for funny couple chevy chase and beverly d'angelo in "the skinny" on this tuesday.
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september 16th. >> i'm reena ninan. >> i'm dan kloeffler. a lot to get to. a big reunion there if that happens for "national lampoon." the big story that surprised me is this cleaning service that is coming in and wiping people out. >> you allow someone to come into your home, never really suspecting this. but i'm always a little leery about that. i'm curious to know. we're going to begin with those destructive wildfires blazing across california. a dozen of them fueled by fierce winds and triple-digit heat. >> the latest fire sent flames racing through a town near the oregon border. 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed and at least 1500 people have been forced to evacuate. >> and firefighters are having a tough time putting out a blaze near yosemite national park. abc's aditi roy has more on that. >> reporter: sizzling flames tear through hundreds of acres in oakhurst, california. scorching more than 20 homes, forcing more than 1,000 to flee. water bombs dropped from the air but it's too late for greg's
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childhood home. >> you lived here as a 6-year-old boy. what's it like looking at this? >> um, it's sort of surreal, you know. >> reporter: the home barely recognizable. >> the living room here. that's where i used to bathe as a young man. and that was my bedroom right there. >> although it wasn't a very big fire it did cause a lot of damage. >> reporter: in this neighborhood, mere traces of homes preserved. a staircase here, an oven there. to the north, another blaze, the king fire, has uprooted more than 100 from their homes. and 16 firefighters there had to deploy their emergency shelters to protect themselves from the flames. it's been a long and tough battle for firefighters who continue to brave excruciating heat to put out the last of the embers. aditi roy, abc news, oakhurst, california. a very different look at mother nature south of the
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border. hurricane odile slammed into cabo san lucas as a powerful category 3 storm with 125-mile-an-hour winds and torrential rain. odile now a tropical storm leveled nearly everything in its path leaving a trail of destruction, thousands homeless and nearly 30,000 tourists in emergency shelters. >> storms were intense outside. you could hear the wind roaring. you could hear stuff knocking into the doors. it was a once in a lifetime experience. >> miraculously, there are no reports of deaths or even serious injuries from that. odile has weakened to a tropical storm but is expected to still dump up to a foot of rain as it makes its way north. they are sandbagging in phoenix as rain storms from odile move north. >> they confront another day of record-breaking heat. accuweather's jim dickey has the latest. jim, good morning. >> good morning. keeping it hot across the southwest. many spots toppled records on monday. we'll take a run at a few
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records once again here today. 101 in fresno. 100 in vegas. 98 in phoenix. slightly cooler here. odile continuing to weaken as it moves its way through the baja, california, peninsula. heavy rain much like we saw with norbert a week or two ago. widespread flooding likely through late week. reena and dan, back to you. the u.s. military is apparently moving forward in its expanded fight against isis. u.s. officials have launched their first strike in iraq against enemy fighters south of baghdad. all at the request of iraqi forces. the white house says the president can launch air strikes in syria without congressional approval. but his request for authorization and funding to train syrian rebels is sparking controversy. >> we're going to pick a side or try to pick a side, and the same as we did when we went into iraq.
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same as we've done in afghanistan. and that hasn't worked well for us. >> meantime, after brutally executing three hostages, two americans and a brit, isis has selected its next victim. 47-year-old british aid worker alan henning. current and former officials say it will be very difficult to stop them. now to the three-state manhunt for the killer who opened fire on two state troopers in pennsylvania. the gunman ambushed the men outside a state police barracks with a common hunting rifle friday night killing one and critically injuring the other. the shooter might have former firearms training. and they had a message aimed directly at the killer. >> you are a coward. you committed this spineless act, and you did it from a place of hiding and then ran. >> police say it was a calculated act by someone who may have had an ongoing issue with law enforcement or the government. concern is growing over a missing university of virginia student. hannah elizabeth graham disappeared this weekend. abc's molly hunter has the
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latest. >> reporter: she vanished a few blocks from home. last seen at 11:50 p.m. friday night. police say 18-year-old hannah elizabeth graham disappeared during a night of partying. >> she'd been drinking quite a bit. >> police released these images of the uva sophomore, 5'11" with light brown hair. she was wearing a crop top with black pants. early saturday morning she texted friends. >> one text message said i'm lost in the area of 14th and wertland which is the area she was in. also an area she's very familiar with. >> after 1:00 a.m., silence. her phone either dead or switched off. some 39 hours later, she was reported missing. >> it's frightening. this isn't something that happens often. >> reporter: on monday the uva dean of students tweeted a photo of hannah asking anyone with information to call police. and in a statement uva president said the community is united in our deep concern. >> it's kind of hit home that this is something that can really happen. stories and warnings, but now
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it's a real person who is gone. >> reporter: no foul play is suspected at this time and today police will focus on a railroad near campus. investigators are expected to walk every inch of those tracks hoping for a clue. molly hunter, abc news, new york. the death toll from the general motors ignition switch defect now stands at 19. the victims compensation expert, kenneth feinberg, has offered settlements of at least $1 million to that many families. but that number is almost certain to rise. feinberg still has more applications to sift through and the filing deadline is at the end of the year. doctors in many u.s. hospitals are overprescribing antibiotics. a study finds patients are given several antibiotics in the hopes that one will work. and kept on the medication for too long. not only does this drive up health care costs but also causes side effects and grows
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drug resistant bacteria. antibiotics are prescribed for children twice as often as needed. also in our health headlines, the stunning study about young people who smoke pot. among these findings from a harvard researchers, people who use marijuana to, quote, self-medicate to feel better and amazingly, when individuals feel down again in the future, they tend to return to pot to feel better again. the study also finds pot smokers got high just as much whether they were alone or with friends. >> the study looked at people between 15 to 24, all pot smokers who smoked an average of ten times a week. >> okay. >> ten times. and they say a lot of people claim they feel better when they use marijuana. how many millions of dollars was put into that study? >> i love -- listen. i mean harvard, you have a lot of money. you are sitting on a lot of cash right now. just -- you kind of wonder like where is the nugget in this one. >> oh, wait.
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here it is. chronic pot smokers, young people have been linked to mental disorders, anxiety and depression. that's the news. >> summed up as you pointed out, the researchers saying a lot of people say they feel better when they do use marijuana. so this just in. orange juice may contain oranges as quoted by one of our producers earlier today. moving on to something of a messy situation in charlotte, north carolina. the mess is being created by geese. >> one woman admits to feeding the geese and that has her neighbors demanding she basically stops. the birds are destroying their lawns or lowering property value. >> after a sometimes heated discussion in front of their houses yesterday, the woman who has been feeding the geese said she'd stop. the neighbors are still waiting for that to happen. >> what goes in must come out. i will say this. the geese having grown up in animals quite frequently, are very aggressive. >> they are aggressive. >> they don't -- they do not shy
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away. they aren't your common circus geese. >> circus geese? >> they aren't going to be fearful of you approaching them. >> i didn't know barnum & bailey had circus geese. >> it was michigan. that's what we did. >> you had your own pet geese? >> i wish. >> in florida we had a cat and a dog. >> fancy you. i'm sorry, reena. from geese to goose bumps, today is the day barbra streisand fans have been waiting for. and the very diverse contestants on the stage with "dancing with the stars." the season premiere. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by tide pods. de pods. yeah! but i thought you were the queen of the pre-treat soak treat soak? those are fond memories, but those things are amazing. once i saw what they did, i actually started to relax.
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♪ so this next story may motivate you to do your own cleaning. women appearing to be maids looking for work. what they are really looking for is to enter your homes and they are looking for easy targets. >> it's an alleged burglary ring caught on camera. the suspects are still at large. how can you protect your home from being next on the list? here's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: they pose as maids knocking on doors to offer their services. but they are accused of cleaning people out by robbing them, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property in the last two weeks. as part of a burglary ring now
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hitting some of the wealthiest communities in los angeles. >> if we can identify who these people are, they could be directly linked to other crimes. >> reporter: officials say if no one answers the door, the women then call their male accomplices who break in in broad daylight taking cash, electronics and passports, police say. even reportedly ripping a safe from the wall. posing as service providers is not an uncommon tactic. watch this man pretending to be delivering flowers last month in california. he manages to get in and in just ten minutes robs the residents at gun point before leaving them bound in zip ties. after the police released this video he was arrested. in 2012, a miami woman's valentine's day was ruined when a fake flower delivery man pulled out a gun and robbed her. now police hope this surveillance video will lead them to these phony cleaners
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they say doing some very dirty work. so how can you protect yourself? experts say if someone unexpected shows up, ask for credentials before answering the door. mara schiavocampo. >> they say to take pictures of your valuables because then you have a record if something were to happen. and even putting a beware of dog sign outside, even if you don't have a dog. >> some of those small tricks. >> they recommend if you are going to be away, don't leave the porch light on throughout the entire day. that's just a signal that you aren't home. so get timers and it will tip them off. coming up in the "skinny." a national lampoon vacation family reunion. >> and george clooney all set to receive the award of a lifetime. that's next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back. time for "the skinny." we start with word of a reunion
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decades in the making. >> potentially getting back together, chevy chase and beverly d'angelo who starred in the four national lampoon movies. abc has ordered a pilot script in which chase and d'angelo play a married couple, although not necessarily the griswalds. part of the plot will be seeing them raising grandchildren. >> i would love to see that. the pilot at least will be made with an eye toward 2015, 2016's tv season so stay tuned. >> look, kids, big ben, parliament. >> we know, dad. >> that's pretty good. >> i've only watched it about 1700 times. yesterday was the premiere of the new season of "the view." it kicked off with a bit of a tongue and cheek skit. kissing her ring. whether they were all together when shooting this scene, that's been the topic of some debate. but then the gang took their positions on the new set around
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a much smaller table. >> creative. >> also rosie o'donnell revealing she lost 50 pounds from a gastric sleeve. she sat bare foot in her chair showing off her pedicure as she and her co-hosts conversed about serious subject matters but no fireworks yet. >> yet. the operative word on yet there. i love the fact that barbara walters is able to get in on the joke. >> she doesn't miss a moment of that. >> not at all. very much a hand in "the view" there. a big honor for george clooney. >> clooney will be the recipient of the cecil b. demille award at next year's golden globes. it's handed out to a person who has made an incredible impact in the world of entertainment. the hollywood foreign press cited clooney for his achievements on both sides of the camera and humanitarian arena working to help the people of darfur and haiti. >> he does do quite a lot. >> very well rounded.
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>> but isn't there a wedding supposed to be around that time? >> there may be a scheduling conflict there. we'll send flowers. >> okay. next up, today's a big day barbra streisand fans have been waiting for. >> babes releasing her 34th studio album. "partners." it's a collection of 12 classic duets. 12 powerhouse male superstars from stevie wonder to billy joel, john legend, even through the magic of technology, elvis presley. >> our own robin roberts sat down with barbra herself in an interview that will air later this morning on "good morning america." >> i just feel as if barbra streisand would be awake at this hour. don't you feel that? >> totally. >> i feel like she's the kind of person that only sleeps for 30 seconds at a time. >> i think she waits until the after life. how can she be this productive. >> i completely agree. some celebrity birthdays today. >> the king of blues, b.b. king turns 89. >> david copperfield turns 58. >> molly shannon, 50. >> and fellow "snl" funny lady amy poehler, 43. a big happy birthday to all of
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likely in danger of going home. a brand new cast kicked up their heels to kick off season 19 of "dancing with the stars." with the actors hitting the dance floor first. including "pretty little liars" janel parish. and antonio sabato jr. but it was "back to the future's" lea thompson who wowed the judges with her foxtrot. >> beautiful! >> also some struggles when lolo jones lost her step and 72-year-old fashion designer betsey johnson got caught up in her props but gave a dramatic finish. talk show host tavis smiley, youtube's bethany mota and jonathan bennett all scored well. nascar's michael waltrip got plenty of laughs. >> mario -- >> my onesie gave me a wedgie every time i did that. >> none other than cheech and chong's tommy chong. >> randy couture showed his softer side but "fresh prince's" alfonso ribeiro was the king of the night with the highest score. after an intense first night
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here an the dance floor, we'll find out which celebrity is the first to go home tonight. reena and dan? >> i can't get over carlton. >> carlton? >> he's got moves. >> look at us. >> i know. >> oh, those legs. >> i know. >> i work very hard for those legs. let me tell you. ♪ >> there you go. >> i love it. who needs "dancing with the stars" when you have "world news now" "dancing with the stars." >> our own mirror ball. >> we'll have to work on our paso doble. >> we'll translate that later on. maybe the hokey-pokey may be more our speed. we'll build ourselves up. don't miss the updates on facebook, wnnfans.com. cebook, wnnfans.com.
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thank you that's what's making news in america this morning. >> "good morning america" is coming up. making news in america this morning, happening now, fierce winds fueling flames and a dozen fires turning homes into ashes and spreading quickly. thousands of people forced to flee as fire fighters work to get the blazes under control. destructive storm, slamming the baja resorts, damaging homes and luxury hotels. plus the flood threat coming to a the u.s. from the remnants. mysterious disappearance, the search expands for a missing college student who vanished after text messages. the new pictures just in taken hours before her disappearance. and crash landing, a plane and pilot plunge into the sea in front of a crowded beach. the dramatic splash down caught on camera.

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