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this morning on "world news now," killer caught. the second escaped inmate captured alive but in critical condition as we learn more about how he evaded police and that moment he was finally taken down. airport alert. thieves disguised as travellers helping themselves to your luggage. the brazen thefts caught on camera. what you need to know to keep your baggage safe. words of wisdom from an unlikely source. convicted killer whitey bulger responding to a letter from three teenage girls. their school project now offering a glimpse into the mind of one of the country's most notorious gangsters. and move over, "magic mike." oh, yeah, it's time for regular mike to take the stage, because who needs a six-pack ab when you can iron clothes and give a world-class back rub? how these dad bod heroes are taking out the magic guys with
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the trash. it's monday, june 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everyone. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson, in for t.j. holmes. and just days ahead of the opening of "magic mike," a lot of regular guys out there are feeling a little pudgy. >> a little pudgy, huh? >> a little pudgy, looking at that video. >> a lot of people excited about that release. >> it is going to be a good movie and a lot of hype regarding that movie. but let's get started with the big news. big news. a lot of people can be at ease and have a good night's sleep tonight. we're beginning, we're talking, of course, about the recaptured prisoner who is now in critical condition. he arrived last night at a hospital in albany, new york, where doctors say david sweat is still being evaluated. it's unclear whether he'll need surgery. >> this brings an end to the three-week hunt for sweat and richard matt, who was killed last night. abc's kenneth moton has been watching developments and he joins us now with the very latest. kenneth. >> reporter: kendis and reena,
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good morning. yes, david sweat is being watched over right now by doctors, and of course, police in that secure location of the albany medical center. officials there say they expect he will be there for several days. wounded but alive, convicted murderer and prison escapee david sweat is back in custody in albany, new york, after three weeks on the run. >> yay! >> thank you. >> reporter: applause and cheers greeted governor andrew cuomo. >> the nightmare is finally over. >> reporter: residents showed their appreciation for law enforcement, too. >> congrats to law enforcement, they're doing an excellent job. >> reporter: new york state police say the takedown happened off a local roadway. sergeant jay cook, alone and on a routine patrol, spotted sweat, who started to run. the officer then reportedly opened fire, bringing the escapee down. >> give me an ambulance to stage at my station from malone place. >> reporter: sweat shot twice in the torso. he was transported to the hospital by ambulance. police believe he was with fellow escapee richard matt
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until just recently, as indicated by this photo taken by a trail camera wednesday. they may have also discovered how the killers avoided capture for so long. dna found on a pepper shaker. >> we believe that possibly these two males were using pepper to throw the scent off of the dogs who were tracking them. >> reporter: the dramatic finale took place just a mile and a half from the canadian border and 30 miles from the prison where those two killers staged their brazen escape. sunday's capture bringing closure to a community for weeks now on high alert. law enforcement officers say it's remarkable that no innocent bystanders were hurt during this ordeal, adding there's no reason matt and sweat wouldn't have killed again, guys. >> unbelievable, kenneth. it's incredible. i've never heard of pepper, the lengths they went to. but what do we know about the secure facility where sweat is being treated? >> reporter: we know this is where a number of prisoners and inmates have been held before, because if they need to be
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treated in that area, they take them to that location. it is a very secure location. we understand there are about ten rooms for ten patients to be treated there. it's lock in, lock out. there are a number of law enforcement officers watching over this man right now, as you would imagine, because they want to make sure that even though he's in critical condition, we heard, they want to make sure he stays right there. >> absolutely understandably. what are we learning about that hero cop, the one that took down sweat? >> reporter: sergeant jay cook. you know kendis there have been a lot of twists and turns in this entire ordeal and i can tell you, this is the man that you wanted to take that shot. he's a firearms instructor, sergeant jay cook, who spotted him. he spotted him running toward the treeline. he knew that was the opportunity. if he wanted to get him, he had to get him then and there. so, he took that shot. he took a couple of shots and fired, hitting him right in the torso. >> incredible response. and our congrats to the police department there. abc's kenneth moton reporting live. kenneth, thanks so much.
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>> reporter: thank you. nasa says the three-man crew on board the international space center is in no danger of running out of supplies, despite the explosion of a rocket carrying supplies. that explosion happened just over two minutes into the rocket's flight from cape canaveral, florida, yesterday morning. more than 5,200 pounds of cargo were on board the spacex rocket. the company's ceo, elon musk, says the explosion resulted from the pressure in a liquid oxygen tank getting too high. there is the third space station cargo mission to fail in eight months. another funeral is being held in charleston, south carolina, today for one of the nine victims of the church massacre. myra thompson will be laid to rest a day after mourners packed emanuel ame to pay final respects to depayne middleton-doctor. the 49-year-old minister and mother of four remembered for her kindness and powerful singing voice. earlier, vice president biden made a surprise appearance at the church, referring to the recent death of his son. he told the congregation that he came to draw strength from them.
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some chilling, new images following friday's isis-inspired beach attack in tunisia, which killed at least 38 people. they actually show the gunman calmly walking away after the carnage, carrying the rifle he used to target foreign-looking tourists, sparing the stunned locals who watched him. moments later, he begins to run toward a road where police killed him. authorities there are searching for any possible accomplices. they have got the word out for people to look out for. and on the heels of that attack in tunisia and others in france and kuwait, american officials say there is, quoting here, great concern over the threat of terror here in the u.s. ahead of the upcoming july 4th weekend. that is despite no specific or credible threat being identified. abc's pierre thomas reports. >> reporter: that attack in tunisia drawing close scrutiny here at home after isis claimed credit. the fbi and homeland security warning law enforcement to be on alert for possible isis-inspired attacks during the week of
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fourth of july. there was a bulletin sent out to 18,000 law enforcement agencies urging vigilance. the concern real because isis has launched an unprecedented social media campaign, blasting at least 90,000 messages per day worldwide urging mass murder. ♪ and using hip-hop to recruit the young and videos with children to soften their image. >> what we're seeing with isis is really a new model for terrorism. the message is one of violence, it's one of hate, and it's also a message to try to convince people to carry out attacks. >> reporter: in response, the fbi's conducting a broad campaign targeting suspected radicals. seven arrests in the last two weeks alone. among them a college student from queens who they say had been conducting surveillance on the george washington bridge. the fbi says munther omar saleh was studying how to build a pressure cooker bomb like those used in the boston marathon attacks. >> i think the threat is the most significant we've faced
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since the september 11th attacks. >> reporter: pierre thomas, abc news, washington. staying overseas, international talks to stop iran's nuclear development will go beyond tomorrow's deadline. negotiations remain apart on issues including how much access iran should give to u.n. inspectors who would monitor the deal. and iran's foreign minister is leaving the talks and returning home for consultations before returning to the table. well, greek banks are closed today and the rest of the week. that and other emergency measures come after the european central bank decided not to expand emergency credit to greece. withdrawals at atms in greece are limited now to $66 per day, and many were already empty of cash last night. analysts warn the greek crisis is likely to result in wide swings on wall street. back here at home, at least five people were killed by extreme weather over the weekend. in colorado, 15 people were struck by lightning in a recreation area west of denver three of them taken to the hospital, one with serious injuries. a dog was also struck by
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lightning and died. the thunderstorm blew in fast and furious. there were more than a dozen lightning strikes in a short period about 500 feet below the summit of mt. bierstadt. >> the lightning was incredibly close and intense, and you could hear it echoing off the valley walls, and in conjunction with the hail just pounding us on. it was unbelievable, really. it was fearsome. >> wow. some of the hikers were knocked unconscious, but all were able to walk off the mountain. colorado is one of the deadliest states for lightning strikes because of the outdoor lifestyle. accuweather's justin povick joins us now with a look at the weather. justin, good morning. >> reena and kendis, thanks and good morning. major heat continues to bake the northwest, and that's the case today, tomorrow, all midweek and late week, even into the fourth of july weekend. we're going to be breaking more records, especially heading toward wednesday and thursday over interior portions of oregon and also washington. and here is the concern, along with the heat and dry thunderstorms, is going to be wildfire danger.
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on the opposite end of the spectrum, we're looking at numerous showers and thunderstorms traversing the dakotas back into the ohio valley, eventually getting back into the northeast by the time we think we get into july 4th, and we're just going to see frequent fronts and frequent opportunities for more storms and more travel delays. reena and kendis, back to you. >> justin, thanks so much. now to three teenage girls in massachusetts who got more than they bargained for from a high school project. the project they were working on together was about a former boston crime boss, james "whitey" bulger. >> it's a strange one here. as part of that project, they wrote a letter to bulger, who's serving life in a federal prison in florida. bulger's handwritten reply includes what might be considered some surprising admissions. >> "my life was wasted and spent foolishly. it brought shame and suffering on my parents." >> "i am a ninth-grade dropout and took the wrong road." >> bulger was convicted two years ago on racketeering charges. that included playing a role in
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11 murders. he famously spent 16 years on the run before being captured in california in 2011. >> one other line in bulger's note says, "i know only one thing for sure -- if you want to make crime pay, go to law school." incredible. >> interesting. >> admission, though, and what a history project. >> it's an interesting admission from a guy who during the trial process was quite a fighter. when you had one of the government informants who was testifying during the trial, bulger would outright yell at him in not-so-good language. so, to have him respond like that is interesting. the 85-year-old. >> these are three 17-year-old students in a high school in lakeville, and they chose him for their national history day competition. >> okay. let's hope they don't have him for career day. it wouldn't quite work. all right, coming up, pride and politics. >> the supreme court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage prompting joyous celebrations as gay pride celebrations hold even
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more meaning this weekend, but the decision still carries controversy. and baggage thieves caught on camera trying to blend in with other travelers so they steal luggage right out of the airport. the latest crackdown on the growing scheme this summer. and remember, find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." bcwnn. you're watching "world news now." now." hmm. mom, what's a best buy? um, well it's a great product. it's what you buy if you're a smart shopper. then, why are we buying cascade instead of finish? finish all in 1 powerball rated a best buy three years in a row. finish has active cleaning enzymes that cascade gel does not. its powerful formula tackles the toughest jobs for an amazing clean. smart! smart shoppers choose best buys. smart shoppers choose finish. switch and see the difference.
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istanbul. police there in turkey firing tear gas, water cannons and plastic bullets against several thousand people marching in a pride parade on sunday. they were making their way to the city's central square when police moved to stop them. the government claimed it was forbidden to march during the muslim holy month of ramadan but organizers said the authorities had never warned them of the prohibition before the event. here in the united states, pride parades went off without a hitch. the mood was especially buoyant in the wake of the supreme court's same-sex marriage ruling. >> but none of the republican candidates running for president approved the decision. abc's devin dwyer on pride and politics. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: an eruption of love pulsing through the streets of new york city, san francisco, and minneapolis. >> i love it! >> reporter: the stonewall inn where the gay rights movement began, a marriage of two men performed by new york's governor. >> you may kiss, please. >> reporter: on the presidential
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campaign trail, social conservatives aren't cheering the supreme court's decision. >> it was marriage redefinition. >> reporter: former arkansas governor mike huckabee telling abc's "this week," the fight is not over. >> what about county clerks? should they issue same-sex marriage licenses? >> if they have a conscientious objection, i think they should be excused. >> reporter: all of the 2016 republican candidates oppose the court's decision but the question is, what should they do next? wisconsin governor scott walker and texas senator ted cruz want a constitutional amendment that allows states to reimpose their bans. but with nationwide support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high, some republicans signaling it's time to move on. >> it's the law of the land and we'll abide by it. >> reporter: same-sex marriage now a reality facing gop candidates in every state where they campaign. devin dwyer, abc news, washington. >> i remember when the president came out and did that very famous interview with robin roberts, announcing his support for gay marriage. and i remember a white house
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official actually telling me they knew that the polls were changing in favor of this, that this was an issue that the country had changed their opinion on. >> absolutely. >> but you can't even imagine now. it says now 61% actually oppose allowing individual states to prohibit same-sex marriage. but the tide has really turned in public opinion. >> it really has. and you've seen that on display throughout the country over the weekend, where you had niagara falls, the white house, the london eye all bathed in the rainbow colors, so -- >> facebook. >> and facebook, exactly, changed your profile. >> a lot of republican candidates haven't come out, and you know, haven't supported this. it sure takes the issue off the table for a lot of the them to have to worry about where to stand. they don't have to address it. >> we'll see, come next year. coming up, airport baggage bandits. the undercover video showing how easy it is for thieves to make off with your luggage. and ahead in our next half hour, janet jackson stepping back into the limelight. her big honor at the b.e.t. awards last night in l.a. >> we've got "skinny" janet, too. >> you're watching "world news
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now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from ou
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the high season of summer vacations kicks off with the long the high season of summer vacations kicks off with the long july fourth weekend and airport luggage thieves are ready. >> oh, yeah. several airports are now cracking down on baggage bandits, but there are a few simple steps that you can take to keep your luggage safe. abc's aditi roy with the story. >> reporter: watch this man at baggage claim in the seattle-tacoma airport. he lifts the luggage out of the carousel and just walks away. and this couple in mere seconds grab a bag from the carousel and vanish. officials say they were among nine different people disguised as travelers but caught on camera stealing bags from this airport. authorities say they may be part of a theft ring targeting luggage. >> they're here all hours of the day. and sometimes when we get an individual that's done this multiple times, they will get a
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certain pattern that we will address. >> reporter: in 2009, authorities found at least 1,000 pieces of luggage at this arizona couple's home. the couple accused of going to the airport 60 times, stealing bags and never taking a flight. the two pleaded guilty. >> baggage theft from checked or carry-on bags is a big business. it's probably hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. >> reporter: while you may see cameras in baggage claim, what you won't find are airport employees checking bag tags before you leave. many airports and airlines cut those positions to save money. how do you protect yourself? one way is to get to the carousel before your bag arrives. that way, you can get to it before thieves do. other tips -- don't use a black bag. it can easily be mistaken for someone else's. and invest in a gps tracker. they cost under $100 and go inside your luggage so your bags make it home with you. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >> never knew about the gps tracker.
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>> very interesting. sexy stars on "magic mike." we'll explain next. sexy stars on "magic mike." we'll explain next. tracker. sexy stars on "magic mike." we'll explain next.
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>> okay, now we're talking. >> you know? so, yeah you can have a guy with six-pack abs or you can have one who can do -- >> clean the toilets. okay, you got my attention, kendis. you got my attention. >> regular mike. champion for all of us. well, you know, a lot of people, when you're told not to do something, you do it anyway, right? so, an artist created a sculpture. he's from norway. his name is eric, and he said don't look into the eyes of this sculpture, and that's what happens when you do it. the sculpture squirts water. look at the reaction of people after they read the sign and still look directly into it. yeah, kind of freaks them out little bit. they're terrified. >> i have that same impact on the ladies at the bars. stare into their eyes and then, boom. >> they run away. >> they throw up. so, this korean artist is well known. she won the 2011 winner of "korea's got talent." >> okay. >> and you know, she surprised quite a few folks who were out
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shopping. take a look. you know, you have these three mannequins, and then all of a sudden, the dub set sort of kicks in. and then, like, gloria estefan will say, "the rhythm is gonna get ya." and there it is. >> so, these are robots. >> well the one in the middle is and you can't really tell the difference. at one point she rotates and skillfully maintains the illusion that she is a robot. >> that's awesome. she looks very well. >> exactly. good stuff. >> very nice. well, you know the waffle cone. >> yes, yes. >> it could really be called the cookie cone. and one person over at dude food blogs created this. look at this. this is the chocolate chip ice cream cone. >> so, the cone is the chocolate chip. >> this is the rice crispy cone. i'm sorry, fruity pebbles ice cream cone. that's the rice crispy one you see there. and finally, the s'more. waffle cone. >> why didn't we think of this a long time ago? >> apparently, there's a butter and marshmallow one. they have different flavors. >> that's a beautiful thing. >> now, that's fantastic.
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this morning on "world news now," captured alive. the second escaped inmate taken down only miles from the canadian border. he's now in critical condition, taken to a hospital overnight. full details ahead. deadly crash. a plane slams into a house, killing three on board. how the family living inside the residence survived, escaping just as their home went up in flames. more attacks along the shoreline this weekend. sharks going after swimmers. one teenager raced to the hospital with serious injuries from shark bites. swimmers already staying out of the water. and she's back! janet jackson making her way back into the spotlight at last night's b.e.t. awards. and diddy taking a tumble on stage. we'll have all the big moments in "the skinny" on this monday, june 29th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you know it was a very very long show for the b.e.t. awards. it kept going and going and going. patti labelle came on stage near the end. it was beautiful. but it was great seeing janet and the tribute to janet jackson by ciara was amazing. >> okay. i look forward to seeing the highlights later this half hour. >> to see diddy take a tumble, what more could you ask for? >> oh! look forward to seeing everything. we're going to get started on a serious note this morning with that dangerous escaped killer who is now being treated at an albany, new york, hospital this morning. this was the scene just moments after david sweat was taken into custody in upstate new york. >> his capture ends a three-week manhunt which involved hundreds of law enforcement officers. abc's linzie janis reports from the small town where the search for sweat ended. >> reporter: it's all over. [ cheering ] the search party cheering the capture of david sweat. >> the nightmare is finally
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over. >> reporter: the escaped killer managing to elude authorities for weeks, even outlasting his partner in crime, richard matt. >> mr. sweat is in custody. he's in stable condition, and we -- let's give a big round of applause to the men and women of law enforcement for doing a great job. [ cheers and applause ] >> give me an ambulance to stage at my station from malone place. >> reporter: david sweat shot and seriously wounded in upstate new york, seen here being transported to the hospital, now under lock and guard. authorities' predictions finally coming true. >> i would say that we will have a break in this case some time in the next 24 to 48 hours. something's going to give. he's going to make a mistake. >> reporter: the finale two days after that other killer, richard matt, was cornered and fatally shot. >> we've got one guy down. >> yay! >> reporter: sweat captured 15 miles north of where matt went down and just a mile and a half from the canadian border.
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the trail heating up again when authorities found sweat's dna a mile from where matt was shot. but the search getting more treacherous as the region was drenched by rain. finally, that break just after 3:00 p.m. a new york state police sergeant spotting sweat walking near a road, ordering sweat to stop, shooting him when he started running away. residents here putting away their guns and breathing a sigh of relief. sweat was shot in a field off of this local road about 2 1/2 miles behind me. forensic investigators processing the scene. linzie janis, abc news, constable, new york. now to a deadly plane crash rattling a quiet residential neighborhood in massachusetts. a small, private plane slammed into a house last night about 30 miles south of boston, setting the home on fire with the family inside. all three people on board the plane were killed, but a couple and their two children actually managed to escape as the flames engulfed their home. the plane had taken off from lancaster, pennsylvania.
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the pilot reported engine trouble minutes before the crash. federal investigators are still scouring the crash site in alaska where a sightseeing plane went down thursday, killing all nine people on board. the ntsb says it's still too soon to tell what caused the crash in the remote mountainous area near the city of ketchikan. the pilot of the float plane was on a shore excursion with eight passengers from a holland america cruise ship. overseas, hundreds of people are still in the hospital after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music festival in taiwan. the fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage. most of the victims suffered burns. at least five people, including employees and technicians, have been arrested in connection with that incident. and back here at home, the search for answers on right now following an explosion that destroyed a supply rocket which was headed to the international space station. the crew orbiting the earth right now is not in danger, we are told, but that doesn't
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mean yesterday's failure will go unexplained. abc's clayton sandell for us. >> and liftoff of the spacex falcon 9 rocket. >> reporter: for 139 seconds everything was fine. then, suddenly, the unmanned spacex rocket explodes in mid-air. more than 4,000 pounds of food, student experiments, and science cargo nasa calls critical to space station research splashing into the atlantic. the cause is under investigation. >> two, one, zero. >> reporter: spacex overall has a successful record, launching six missions to the station as part of a $1.6 billion nasa contract. the failure is the third recent supply mission that lacked the right stuff. in october, a rocket launched by orbital sciences exploded on takeoff. >> oh, god! >> reporter: then in april, a russian cargo ship failed, spinning out of control before falling back to earth.
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astronaut scott kelly, just a few months into his year-long stay on the international space station, tweeting, "space is hard." >> now we've had three accidents with three different systems. and that raises some concerns, i would think, in terms of manning the station and supplying the station. >> reporter: publicly, nasa says it isn't worried. there are two more supply missions this summer. even if those fail, too, kelly and his crewmates have enough food and water to last until october. russia will launch the next resupply mission this thursday. but sources tell us, if that russian ship fails again, nasa will have to consider delaying the launch of three new astronauts in july. that mission would double the number of people on board to six. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. another influx of migrants have reached italy after a dangerous voyage from africa. nearly 3,000 people were rescued in the mediterranean yesterday from 21 boats and rubber dinghies launched by libyan smugglers. they were picked up by the
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italian coast guard and military ships from other european countries. they're among 60,000 migrants brought to italian ports this year alone, many of them fleeing wars and poverty. now to the severe weather that's impacting some 11 million people in the nation's midsection right now. the threat of a tornado in st. louis drove fans at the cardinals/cubs game from the stands and delayed the game for nearly two hours. the area did get at least two tornadoes, but the cardinals managed to beat the cubs, 4-1. abc's rob marciano has more on the extreme weather. >> reporter: incredible images of tornados this weekend. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: at least 19 reported, 16 alone in north dakota. >> oh, my. wow. >> reporter: luckily, no significant damage. heavy rains contributing to this frightening scene near frederick, maryland. these girls cling to each other as rapids rage around them, needing to be hoisted out by helicopter. the boat they were in swept over the dam.
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the adult driving did not survive. and two deaths outside of d.c. authorities investigating whether a sump pump in a flooded basement electrocuted a mother and daughter. >> water and electricity are a dangerous combination. >> reporter: and thunderstorms in the desert southwest blowing this massive dust storm through phoenix. lightning in that state killing one person. and in colorado, as many as 16 people injured by a lightning strike on this mountain southwest of denver. more thunderstorms with more lightning expected throughout the week. the heat out west continues for the second day in a row. spokane reaching an all-time record for the month of june, a few degrees cooler there and down across the desert southwest. severe weather on monday, minneapolis/st. paul, louisville, cincinnati, and the ohio river valley. rob marciano, abc news, new york. >> thank you, rob. more of us are expected to hit the road next weekend for fourth of july, of course. more people than since before the recession. aaa says 85% of the 42 million traveling will be driving.
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the economy's stronger than ever before and consumers are more confident about it. and gasoline is fairly cheap. a gallon almost $1 less than this time last year. hotels and airfare, though, are slightly up. i filled up in new jersey. >> you did. >> $2.59. >> that's a bargain. good deal. >> yeah, yeah. >> and you didn't have to pump it yourself in new jersey. >> that's right. that's the big plus. okay, so not gasoline but talking about solar power. and a solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel has taken off once again. >> the "solar impulse 2" is finally heading for hawaii this morning after an unscheduled month-long stop in japan because of bad weather. there's only one pilot on board for the 120-hour flight to hawaii. >> the journey originated in china, and this is the longest leg so far. it's considered risky because there is no place to land in case of emergency. >> it's actually powered by more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings. that's how it gets its power.
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>> yeah, and still able to do it overnight. >> yeah, they're rechargeable. that's why it allows it to fly. but still, wow. >> i'm a geek. i follow them. i'm tracking them. >> do you? >> on solarimpulse.com. you can see where they're at. they're off the coast of japan. it's not really a 747. it's not moving that quickly at all, but you can track them. all right, well, coming up, janet jackson honored at last night's b.e.t. awards. the tribute to the superstar and the big highlights. we've got them all. this past weekend, more shark attacks as swimmers take to the beach. why this summer is turning into shark season. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by tide turbo. but that thing ran forever. turns out it wasn't the machine it was our detergent. so we switched to tide turbo clean and now we get way cleaner clothes way faster. which is so appreciated. make a mess.
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welcome back. perhaps we should call this the start of our shark week on "world news now." starting with a couple of guys paddleboarding in the pacific ocean off huntington beach, california. right in the water? >> ai-yi-yi. >> oh, yeah, a couple of great young whites. the guys calmly paddle around with them, just kind of hang out. one of them sits down and even dangles his legs in the water. >> that would not have been me, dangling my legs in the water. >> yeah a couple of bros. that's what we do. and there was a lot more excitement on the outer banks of north carolina as a shark was caught and hauled ashore. it was eventually placed back in the water where it swam away seemingly unharmed. humans got the upper hand in that shark attack on the north carolina beach. but on saturday, it was a shark that bit a swimmer. >> and what's behind the surge? abc's mary bruce reports on the string of attacks and one theory about why they might be happening. >> reporter: another teen
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recovering from injuries after another vicious shark attack in north carolina. an 18-year-old raced to the hospital late saturday with bites to his right leg and both hands, now in serious condition. the sixth time in less than three weeks that visitors to north carolina's beaches have been violently attacked by the deadly predators. on june 14th, two shark attacks in close proximity, both teenage victims losing limbs. one of those victims, 16-year-old hunter treschl, telling abc news exclusively about the moment he came face-to-face with the shark. >> i saw the shark on my left arm when it was halfway up my bicep, kind of, just attached. and then it wasn't attached anymore. >> reporter: and on friday -- >> shark got there. >> reporter: -- a 47-year-old father attacked as he scrambled to get children out of the water. why so many attacks in north carolina? some experts believe fishing, which is permitted on north carolina's beaches, is to blame.
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>> don't swim around piers. don't swim when people are fishing. >> reporter: several of the recent attacks have occurred close to piers. and now there are calls to ban shark fishing from north carolina's beaches, a move that has already been taken by many other vacation spots along the east coast. mary bruce, abc news, rockaway beach, new york. >> some frightening times in the waters out there. >> that's right. when we come back, it's "skinny" time. what a night at the b.e.t. awards. >> what a tribute to janet jackson and diddy and a stagecraft malfunction. "the skinny" up next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back. topping "the skinny" this morning, the 20th annual b.e.t. awards. boy, great performances all night, but especially a terrific music and dance tribute to janet jackson, who's making a comeback after a few years away. janet awarded the ultimate icon music dance visual prize. the audience cheering her on even though she didn't perform. >> yeah, that's ciara you saw dancing. and janet walked onstage to a standing ovation. smokey robinson honored as well, first with a musical tribute from the likes of robin thicke and ne-yo. then with a lifetime achievement award. smokey belting out "tracks of my tears," the whole audience
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joining in with him. >> diddy was there with a medley of hits and friends celebrate ing the 20th year of his bad boy label. but then this blooper moment, falling through a hole in the stage. ai-yi-yi. he quickly recovered. where did that hole come from? come on, kendis. they should have known better. >> there's a rumor that it came from the ucla football coach, but that's just -- >> oh! >> that's a rumor. >> and best new artist award went to sam smith, but he wasn't there. co-host anthony anderson, star of the tv show here on abc, "black-ish," accepted for him. joking sam wasn't there because, well he's white. he didn't think he could win. anderson even dressing up like sam in a wig and a blue suit and singing a version of "stay with me." ♪ you not showing up to b.e.t. ♪ >> looks like a good time was had by all. >> it was a good show. well, joining the pride celebrations in new york this weekend, caitlyn jenner, showing up at a party downtown to a cheering, chanting welcome. >> also, caitlyn as we've never seen her before in a new promo for her tv show.
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here's a look. >> we're going to talk about everything. we're going to do a lot of fun things for the first time. we're going to go shopping for the first time. maybe even some boy stuff like ride a motorcycle, because girls do that, too. it's going to be -- >> that eight-part docuseries premiering on "e!" network next month. >> looks very interesting. >> interesting. >> really really good. next, one of the biggest celebrity mash-ups you could ever imagine, hollywood royalty meeting british royalty. friday prince william and duchess kate had special guests over to kensington palace for tea. >> who? >> brad and angelina jolie. the palace revealing the two couples discussed their shared concern about the illegal wildlife trade. >> only to be a fly on that wall. no official word on whether any of the children were present, but there are reports that prince george put in an appearance, and there's word that brangelina did show up with a gift for his new little sister, charlotte. >> talk about super hot celebrity play dates. >> super couple. >> we don't know if the children
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got together but sure looked like a lot of fun. >> all we need is beyonce and jay z there as well and it might be "us weekly" overload. >> might be too much for the queen to join, too. and maverick is coming back. news that a "top gun" sequel is in the works 30 years after the original. and tom cruise will reprise his career-defining role as the navy pilot called maverick. >> producers are saying "top gun 2" will reflect the world we live in today with drone technology and the end of the era of dogfights and fighter pilots. but they promised that maverick will prove that drones and high-tech equipment are still no match for real pilots. >> who said dogfights were over? come on. >> no, we can't have it over. i wonder if the rest of the cast will join in. >> i want you to know i always got your six. >> i wasn't born when the movie came out. >> you weren't born? you never saw "top gun"? >> never seen it. >> a tragedy. >> it is a tragedy. >> you know what, just skip the
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next half hour and go watch it. >> will do it. coming up, "amazing grace." you remember that moment with the president. >> with the president. >> mm-hmm. he was singing. and meet the man who jumped in. the president. >> mm-hmm. he was singing. and meet the man who jumped in. umped in.
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♪ finally this half hour, we want to take a look back at that startling and, frankly, moving moment in charleston, president obama breaking out with a hymn at the funeral for a slain pastor, a victim of racial hatred. >> stepping in at that moment, the church organist who gave wings to that song. abc's tom llamas has the story. ♪ amazing grace ♪
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>> reporter: that unforgettable moment when president obama chose to heal a nation after the charleston church shooting not with a speech but with a song. and that church organ somehow kicking in just at the right time. ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> reporter: we couldn't see charles miller, but we could hear him. ♪ i once ♪ >> my organ playing wasn't planned with the white house. it was impromptu. >> reporter: the 33-year-old musician invited to play at the funeral service of his friend, reverend clementa pinckney, says he didn't take his cue from the president, but from a higher power. >> i just kind of let the lord lead me at that time. >> reporter: in church lingo it's called backing the preacher up. so, miller took a bold step and decided to back the president up. >> he started singing -- ♪ amazing grace ♪ and i just came in right behind him.
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♪ saved a wretch like me ♪ >> reporter: but there was one thing this organ player was terrified of doing -- ruining the moment. >> i definitely didn't want to be the person who drowned the president out. >> reporter: instead, he lifted the president up, helping lift his community along the way. >> i believe that the whole entire world in those few moments came together, and i believe that there was some healing that took place. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. ♪ a wretch like me ♪ >> so powerful. who knew. and backing the preacher up, i love that. >> i didn't know that was the term. it's a very familiar thing in many black churches, and you still get chills listening to that powerful moment. >> to be at an ame church on sunday morning. incredible. >> we'll be back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning, america. captured. the three-week-long manhunt for the e captured. new picture just in, as police tracked him down. plus the veteran state trooper who pulled the trigger, ending the massive manhunt. we're live with the latest. terror warning. a weekend of attacks in other countries. investigators in the u.s. sounding the alarm. the new concerns for the holiday weekend. deadly crash, a plane slamming into a home with people inside. their survival being called a miracle. and caught on camera. down goes diddy. he takes a nasty fall after the b.e.t. awards.

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