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wow. smells good in here. so you and your passengers can breathe happy. frightening moments for a passenger getting off a commuter train in a new york city suburb. check this out. she fell between the gap of the train and the station platform. there she is. she was in a crush of passengers getting on and off the train. now the 65-year-old woman is described as very petite.
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to get her out, in fact, rescuers had to actually go and pass her underneath the train. thankfully, she only had minor injuries but a scary situation indeed. >> very scary. now, police in albuquerque, new mexico are investigating a shooting incident that left a man dead. >> the wife of a former cnn anchor is covering from the wounds he suffered in a shoot-out. >> today the clinton administration. >> reporter: for years, she was a familiar face on cnn, but former news anchor lynn russell says she was nearly killed in a wild robbery attempt and shoot-out. >> at the motel 6 possible shooting. caller stated her husband has been shot. >> reporter: russell says she was on a cross-country road trip with her husband, chuck. >> i am very, very grateful to my husband. he saved my life. >> reporter: she stays they stopped for the night at this motel in albuquerque when a
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strange man approached her in the parking lot. >> he gave me a good shove and i was airborne into the room and he closed the door behind us. >> reporter: she says the man demanded money. what he didn't know, both russell and her husband have concealed weapons permits and were armed. >> he turned around and began firing on chuck, and chuck returned fire. >> reporter: the alleged robber was killed. russell's husband, chuck, was shot three times but survived. police are still investigating. >> thanks to him, we'll have a one-year anniversary this week. jirk neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> she says she tried to calm him down. >> yeah. this was a scary situation. the guy was apparently claiming that his girlfriend had been kidnapped and he needed money or valuables. she even tried to give him medication. he wouldn't take it. what a bizarre situation. but when you look at this based on what they're saying happened i mean in a way, thank goodness they were able to defend themselves. >> yeah. >> sounds like their lives were on the line.
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>> sure does. >> hopefully, he recovers. >> we're glad they're all okay. coming up in our next half hour a super apology from one of america's top health food supermarkets. the ceo of whole foods admitting they did overcharge but is it a a little too late? but first, after four decades of hanging with the gang on "sesame street," maria -- you remember maria -- she's retiring. how she helped generations of children learn about more than just their abcs. you're watching abc "world news now.." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ ♪ sunny day sweeping the clouds away ♪ well, if you were able to hang out with big bird elmo it just makes me smile hearing that. just imagine, you're able to hang out with big bird elmo grover and the cookie monster at work. i would have to think it will be tough to retire. >> you're totally right. >> yeah. >> after decades of doing just that "sesame street's" maria's moving out and leaving quite a legacy behind. here's abc's david wright. ♪ >> reporter: this story is brought you by the letter "g," for gracias. >> once upon a time -- >> reporter: for all the stories and the songs -- ♪ la dee, da ♪ >> reporter: and all those vocabulary words, too. >> the spanish word for happy, f feliz. >> reporter: maria, in real life actress sonia month zahno, is moving on now, after 40 years on "sesame street." she joined the cast in 1971 age 22, the first latina with a
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major role on national television. >> hello there. >> reporter: a gentle grown-up for generations of kids. >> just hold your knee up and i'll kiss it. >> ah! >> reporter: through tough times -- >> big bird don't you remember we told you? mr. hooper died. >> reporter: and good times. ♪ when she married her beloved louis on the show elmo was ring bearer. >> don't drop the rings, bob. >> reporter: as famous as big bird and the count. >> grover, you forgot something. >> reporter: without her, sunny days won't quite be the same. david wright, abc news, new york. >> oh, man. i had the biggest crush on her when i was a kid. >> she is amazing. and have you ever been down there at their set, "sesame street"? >> no have you? >> yes. >> really? >> and let me tell you, it is an incredible operation. >> oh, wait! >> no. >> we have found her replacement. >> oh! >> it's reena ninan. >> no one can replace maria.
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in five areas. great checkup. ♪ oh, boy. welcome back. it's time for "the mix." the fourth of july mix. >> yes. >> birthday cards. you know people send birthday cards to each other and they end up going in the trash. here's a great way. a father and uncle for 40 years sent the same birthday card back and four. "this is the age of ecology," a peanuts birthday card. and you see on the right side the date that they sent it jeff to ron, ron to jeff, back and forth. they wrote the date next to it. "don't throw away this card. recycle it to a friend." that's what they did. >> that is so smart. look how much money they saved over the years. >> you're right. >> i bet when this he first bought the card, it was like five seconds. i'm sorry, 5 cents. >> i get what you meant. take a look at this.
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i'm just going to show you the video. shaquille o'neal famous for missing free throws is at a golf tournament, takes a free-throw shot with a golf ball into the small cup and, oh, nails it! >> nicely done. >> look at the form. shaq, where was that form all these years on the court, buddy. >> ouch. >> oh, my gosh. he has perfect form on the free throw. legs and knee bent. takes it. almost square senator polka. >> polka time! from high atop tom's restaurant in coney island, brooklyn, usa. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ >> hey, i'm trying to work here. ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake ♪ ♪ and you're not wearing pants, so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every
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this morning on "world news now," toxic train. the derailment, chemical fire and dangerous fumes over a huge area. the rude awakenings, injuries and evacuations. on alert. police across the country and overseas. the terror warnings for the holiday weekend put law enforcement on edge. retail reaction. the supermarket accused of overcharging customers. the store responds and makes a promise. and getting her money. rihanna's new music video burns up the internet. and there's not much we can show you of it. her recording industry milestone in "the skinny" on this friday, july 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everybody. good morning on this friday. welcome to ryan smith.
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>> wow, welcome to ryan smith! >> yes. >> that's the show now? that's fantastic! >> yeah. it's "the ryan smith show" now. also called "world news now." >> yes, actually. >> when you're not here. >> t.j. holmes is on assignment. great to be here today. great to be with you on this pre-fourth of july day. but let's start with something serious, though taking a turn here. we begin with that fiery accident in tennessee. toxic chemicals and fumes keeping thousands of people from their homes for now a second night. >> the car that derailed and erupted in flames was carrying 24,000 gallons of a highly flammable and poisonous material. and this morning, officials are still monitoring the air quality. here's more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: that dark cloud of toxic fumes hovering over parts of eastern tennessee, the fire from that freight train accident still smoldering. >> i can see it down the tracks burning. i'm going to put my gear on and start that way. >> all right. don't get too close. >> reporter: the fumes forcing 5,000 residents to evacuate.
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>> it sounds to me like we need to upgrade our evacuation. station check that and see if we need to go further. >> reporter: authorities going door to door waking people up to get them to safety. >> this is kind of frightening for a lot of people. >> oh, yeah. we walked outside and we could see the smoke coming from the train, in the air. it was still smokey. >> from the parking lot. >> reporter: it was just before midnight. the freight train was traveling from ohio to georgia when the single car derailed and caught fire, the derailment puncturing 1 of 27 cars carrying hazardous materials, releasing acrylonitrile fumes, the chemicals used to make plastics and considered a possible carcinogen by the epa. if inhaled it can cause headaches, dizziness and a rapid heartbeat. authorities establishing a two-mile evacuation zone. >> the boundary is for a reason we want to make sure people stay safe. >> reporter: 45 people rushed to
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the hospital, many for respiratory issues. ten first responders among those treated. the local high school now an emergency center for displaced residents. crews handing out cases of bottled water, authorities warning those here not to drink well water for fear of contamination. and luckily, authorities say there are no serious injuries to report here. officials say it could be 24 to 48 hours before the area is deemed safe. thoe barricades come down and residents are allowed back home. alex perez, abc news, maryville, tennessee. >> thank you, alex. the u.s. is on high alert this morning as we move into the big holiday weekend. officials are worried about a terrorist attack as we celebrate america's freedom. just how on edge are police? well it's been shown by the reports of a possible shooting at the washington navy yard. that was just two miles from the capitol building. officials aren't taking any chances. it might be a "lone attack." >> what isil is doing is they're radicalizing people that live here in the united states of america. our nation is under threat. our law enforcement, our military are under threat. >> that incident turned out to
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be a false alarm this time, but the threat from isis is greater than ever this year and police departments around the country are fully deployed this weekend. a fire that destroyed a prominent black church in south carolina is officially blamed on weather, likely a lightning strike. investigators say they found no evidence of criminal intent following the blaze at mt. zion ame in greenliville and many had suspected it was a hate crime because the church was burned down by the ku klux klan 20 years ago, and it is the seventh to go up in flames since the charleston church massacre. it's going to be weeks before areas near kansas city missouri, are cleaned up and back to normal following the severe storms that rolled through this week. meantime the problem across the western u.s. is the heat places that normally aren't used to it. abc's brandi hitt with the details. >> check that out. it just took the whole building in front of us yo! >> reporter: tornadoes spotted from missouri to kentucky.
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>> look at that. >> reporter: warning sirens blaring as twisters spit out debris over highways. >> as soon as we saw the rotation in the sky, we knew it was time to leave. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: amid all the heavy rain hail and wind, the damage is widespread. flash flooding also in parts of missouri swept cars into trees, many families rescued from their flooded homes along with their pets. >> i got my baby! >> reporter: the severe storms moving east are expected to have an impact on roads and could delay flights for the 3.2 million people traveling by air this holiday weekend. in arizona and california, it's a double dose of triple-digit heat and lightning, this storm taking out transformers and sparking this house fire. fire crews across the west are also on high alert, just as they gain ground on several massive wildfires, they're chasing down spot fires. >> we're all packed up from last night. >> reporter: some burning dangerously close to homes. one of the biggest fears this
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holiday weekend fireworks. even those purchased legally can spark a wildfire if not monitored. cal fire crews are bringing on additional staffing just in case. reena and ryan. >> thank you so much, brandi. it's going to be a sweltering holiday weekend in the fire zone in the west. >> and in the southeast, it might be too rainy for fireworks. here's justin povick at accuweather. hey, justin. good morning. >> reena and ryan thanks and good morning. a very stormy situation once again unfolding throughout the southeast. numerous downpours and the potential for some severe weather along interstate 40. that's going to be running from raleigh-durham all the way back into oklahoma and arkansas. meanwhile, the northwest is still in the midst of a heat wave. major drought conditions continue over the golden state of california and numerous thunderstorms likely for our independence day over the arklatex. reena and ryan, back to you. >> justin thank you. help is on the way to the crew of the international space station. an unmanned russian rocket carrying supplies is on its way
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after three previous missions failed. two recently. the progress 59 spacecraft is carrying three tons of fuel food and other cargo. the russian rocket is scheduled to arrive at the station early on sunday. and we're getting closer to closure on the gulf oil spill disaster. oil giant bp is agreeing to an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government five states and hundreds of local governments. the record-setting settlement still has to be approved by a federal judge, but it will bring bp's complete cost for the spill at close to $54 billion. and health officials are confirming the first u.s. death from the measles in 12 years. the infection was discovered during an autopsy of a washington state woman who died this spring. medical examiners say she was likely exposed while hospitalized for another health problem, showing no symptoms at the time. turning now to the race for the white house. former virginia senator jim webb becoming the fifth democrat to officially throw his hat in the
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ring. webb a novelest decorated vietnam vet and outspoken critic of the iraq war is vowing to bring an outsider's voice to the race with a message centered on helping working-class americans. an impressive figure this morning from senator bernie sanders, raising $15 million for his presidential campaign in the last three months. most of that money coming from small donors. sanders has been rising in the polls and just attracted a crowd of 10,000 in wisconsin. but he's still trailing far behind hillary clinton, who raised three times as much. presidential hopeful rick perry is reaching out to black voters. perry claims it is republicans who are offering african-americans the hope for a better life and he said black families should hold democrats accountable for unsuccessful antipoverty programs. perry also urged fellow republicans to fight for the black vote. well australia's barrier reef is one of the seven wonders of the world, and now, thanks to gopro, we're getting a very
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special look at them. >> that's because the camera was fitted on a turtle rather than a human. and there goes little turtle guy. that's the turtle's-eye view that's provided some amazing insights into how pollution is affecting what is home to nearly 6,000 species. >> and for now, the great barrier reef will not be added to any endangered list but unesco's world heritage committee says the site will stay on its watch list for the next four years. sea turtles are also classified as endangered you know. >> oh, wow. and you know what i hope they got the gopro off the turtle. is he still swimming now, a couple days later? >> not so sure he appreciated the getpro. >> no he didn't. still trying goat it off his back? okay i'm good. >> oh, boy. well coming up in "the skinny," rihanna's blockbuster music video breaking the internet and there's just not so much we can show of it. >> no. this is going to be interesting. also ahead, paris hilton. we showed you that scare in the air. well there's new inside information that could change your mind about this video.
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that car you see right there burnin that car you see right there burning along i-95 in jacksonville, florida, early yesterday morning. the driver still inside. luckily for him, a truck driver named julian caser was driving by. he then forced the door open dragged that driver to safety. the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. kazer says he's not a hero and that he did what anyone else
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would do too. incredible that he was there. thank goodness. and the driver of that pickup truck had led police on a long chase near dallas before driving into that lake. you see during the pursuit, the driver and a passenger threw drugs and a gun out the window. more drugs dumped into the water. both people were arrested and the police towed the truck out of the water. dramatic there. well fiat chrysler is in trouble over its handling of recalls. federal regulators say the automaker did not fix governments, nor notify the government or vehicle owners about the problems. the feds say there were 23 bungled recalls involving 11 million vehicles. the auto safety agency could impose harsh fines on fiat chrysler possibly by the end of the month. well whole foods is dishing up a big plate of oops for what it calls a pricing mistake. >> in an online video, company executives are admitting some customers were overcharged. and now they are promising to correct those mistakes. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: a fresh apology
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from whole foods. >> straight up we made some mistakes. >> reporter: the company's ceo speaking directly to customers in a video posted online after accusations of routine overcharging. >> and we know they're unintentional, because the mistakes are both in the customer's favor and sometimes not in the customer's favor. it's understandable sometimes, mistakes are made. they're inadvertent. they do happen because it's a hands-on approach to bringing you the fresh food. >> reporter: in what the new york consumer affairs department calls "the worst case of mislabelling they've seen in their careers," last month, the agency reported some store locations have been overcharging customers by overstating the weights of prepackaged products. it's not the first time this has happened. in 2012 a california investigation also uncovered pricing violations. whole foods agreeing to pay $800,000 in penalties. now the company's ceo's putting their money where your mouth is. >> and if there's a mistake that's not in your favor, we
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promise to give you that item for free. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo abc news new york. >> i have about ten years' worth of food whole foods, that i'd like to bring back. can you pay me my $100,000 or so? >> oh, my gosh. >> come on. >> how do you do this? >> what they plan on doing is they're now going to do -- i guess they're basically putting the blame on the employees who weigh the package of food. >> okay. >> and they're saying they're going to employ a third-party auditing system to make sure that people are weighing it properly. and you know what there's reena shopping. >> wow, in my barbara bush suit. >> with some overpriced food. [ laughter ] >> wow. me and barbara are going to have high tea. i'm bringing the bananas and kale. >> and it's going to cost you about 150 bucks. >> actually that's a belly shirt, sandy's telling me in the control room. barbara bush would not be caught in that -- >> barbara bush is wearing belly shirts you're saying? >> no she's not. she's classier than that. we pay homage to this week's musical queen, rihanna. she's getting her money in more
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ways than one. >> are we really going to air this? >> oh, yeah. she feels people should give herr money. and matt damon's new look in "the skinny," up next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ so we're starting things off with the bad girl, ri-ri. you know her, rihanna.
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>> she had quite a week starting off with the release of a new music video that's actually broken the internet. millions upon millions of reviews views in the last 24 hours for the song known as "bbhm." the "b," the first one, is a bad word but the rest of it is "better have my money." you get the point. and in the few shots we are able to show you on network television you see rihanna acting out the revenge fantasy. >> yes, she does. she kidnaps the wife of some nefarious debtor and ri-ri in fact gets her money. that's nice to know. she's also doing that in real life. she's the queen of the single, the first artist ever to have 100 million songs downloaded and streamed. so she's effective at getting her money back. maybe i should have her go to whole foods for me. >> oh, that's a good option! >> hey, rihanna, can you call whole foods? i got some overpriced salmon the other day. >> she'll bring the scale. you're right. >> thanks rihanna. an update now to a story we told you about earlier in the
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week. paris hilton -- oh, this is a good one, ryan. she might have been a better actress than any of us really thought. it turns out that she was on a plane. it was a prank. and it all went way too far. here's a refresher for you guys. >> she looks ridiculous! >> i'm not dying! >> i love the guy with her. well tmz says they obtained documents prepared by the production company of this egyptian prank show and those documents said "we will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guests when they fear jumping off the plane." and according to the same sources, they paid paris in the million-dollar range to take part. >> she was also their first choice. the company sent the offer to reps for other american celebrities, but paris was the first to think that it would be a good idea. >> it's hilarious. i hope she got that money. if not, i'm going to call rihanna for her. well it's been nearly 15 years since "wet hot american
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summer" hit theaters. it's about misfits at a summer camp. remember this? it's a cult classic with many of the actors becoming hot stars now. >> there's buzz about the prequel coming to netflix and we have a first look with the star-studded trailer currently burning up the web. check it out. >> welcome all to the camp firewood summer program! >> lead with the crotch. >> is she always like this? >> every day. >> we have a problem. >> why do you come to me for help? i'm just a camp chef. >> i know you were in the military. >> i'm quite sure i don't know what you're talking about. ♪ >> i think you do know. >> oh, yeah! the original cast is back including amy poehler, birthday bradley cooper kristen wiig john ham, many others. can't wait to see it! >> it will be available for binge-watching on netflix. and finally, we haven't seen matt damon in a while. probably because he's waiting
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♪ well, finally this half hour, we take a look back on all the events that made this a week to remember. and as compared to the previous weeks, the headlines have been a bit more positive. >> from the capture of a second escaped inmate to a ballet dancer making history all here in our "friday rewind." >> the nightmare is finally over. >> she said well i just heard a couple of gunshots about a half minute ago. and within another 50 seconds, the place was just flooded with police cars. >> it took a pretty big chunk out of my right leg. i started punching the shark, and then it grabbed my back must have bit me in the back. >> you grab your family. >> kids. >> kids and our animals stayed with friends across the
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wenatchee river and watched this area burn all night. >> it's like a war zone. just your basic things that we all take for granted, it's just gone. >> my wife and my boys were in the boys' rooms when it came. when i saw the fireball go down the back of the house, we realized it was more serious than that. >> quite a miracle the four occupants were able to get away from that house unscathed. >> isil has spent about a year investing in trying to reach troubled minds in the united states through social media to either recruit them to come to their so-called caliphate where they fight, or to kill where they stand. >> this is not merely symbolic. with this change, we will be able to substantially increase our contacts with the cuban people. >> they didn't want me to run because they wanted to do "the apprentice." now, with my statements on immigration, which happen to be correct, they are going to take a different stance. >> i mean what i say and i say what i mean and that's what america needs right now. >> i was crying like i was just so happy because i thought we were going to die.
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i was just so glad someone finally seen us and we were going to be okay. >> it was a pk that you know i needed to sink. and my teammates were graciously waiting for me to sink that. so, it was great. >> my dream has been abt since i was 13, and to be a principal dancer is reaching those heights. >> mm-hmm. >> so exciting week. and we can't wait for our women! u.s. soccer team world cup finals. >> yeah, sunday. tour de france starts on sunday. >> but it's fourth fourth fourth of july. ♪ fourth fourth, fourth of july ♪ >> my favorite video of all time ryan! i love this holiday for this reason. >> it's not funny. >> it's my favorite. >> it's not funny. >> it's my favorite. ♪ >> reena, what is -- >> fourth, fourth, fourth of july. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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ia good morning. i'm ryan smith in for t.j. holmes. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." it's anything but a holiday weekend for law enforcement and security agencies. the threat from isis greater than ever this year. so expect to see tighter security at many fourth of july celebrations. oil giant bp and federal state and local governments have reached an agreement on a settlement for the massive gulf oil spill five years ago. and if approved by a federal judge, bp would pay another $18.7 billion. much-needed supplies should arrive at the international space station just after the last fourth of july fireworks here on earth. an unmanned russian spacecraft has launched successfully after two recent supply failures. and top executives from whole foods are publicly admitting customers were overcharged.
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they're apologizing and say from now on customers finding pricing mistakes will get their item for free. those are some of our top stories on this friday, july 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with tight security going into this holiday weekend. a british air base used by the u.s. has canceled its fourth of july celebrations because of fairs of terrorism. >> no major cancellations here in the u.s., but there are already signs of just how on edge officials are. abc's karen travers reports. >> reporter: officials across the country are on high alert for potential terror attacks. in new jersey, an evacuation at a mosque after a threat was called in to police. officials responded just before a morning prayer service, but nothing was found. and at the washington navy yard, a tense scene and massive police presence after an early-morning report of an active shooter. the 41-acre complex went on
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lockdown. >> we were about to go through the front gate when all of the police came around and you know, we sent text messages to say that there was a possibility of something going on. >> reporter: after a thorough room-by-room sweep, no threat was found. an all clear was given. for many navy yard workers, scary flashbacks to 2013 when 12 civilian workers were killed there in a shooting rampage. >> clearly if it would have turned into september, 2013 with aaron alexis you would obviously need a large presence. so you've got the combination of location and july 4th. >> reporter: the incident comes as u.s. officials are warning about the potential for terrorism. a bulletin was sent to 1,000 law enforcement agencies to be on high alert for possible isis-inspired attacks. preparations are under way in washington for this weekend's july 4th festivities and fireworks. thousands are expected to pack the national mall. officials say there's no
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specific credible threat, but they're warning all americans to stay vigilant and, of course if you see something, say something. ryan, reena? >> karen, thank you. the ability for isis to inspire attacks here in the u.s. may be a little less now. a top fund-raiser and recruiter for isis is dead. the pentagon says one of its drones killed tariq al harzi, a senior leader two weeks ago in syria. officials say this hurt the ability of isis to move foreign fighters in and out of the region. and there's a report this morning of a top al qaeda terrorist killed by a u.s. air strike. "the new york times" reports the man had plotted many assassinations and terrorist attacks, including the one against the u.s. embassy in tunis. he had been a top lieutenant for osama bin laden, and terrorists he trained may have been responsible for last week's massacre of tourists at a tunisian beach resort. a plane headed from st.
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louis to washington, d.c., was forced to make an emergency landing after a pilot reported a passenger making a bomb threat. the flight was diverted to columbus, ohio, where passengers were greeted by federal agents with bomb-sniffing dogs. all of them were isolated questioned and searched including that disruptive passenger, who was later released without being charged. the fire is finally out on the freight train that derailed in tennessee, filled with toxic chemicals. as the hazardous material burned for an entire day, thousands of people were forced from their homes, and it's still not clear when they'll be allowed back in. the latest from marci gonzalez. >> reporter: toxic fumes in the air, the trigger for unnerving wake-up calls in maryville tennessee. >> i went to knock on the door and went to answer it, and the police officer told us that we had to evacuate. >> reporter: 5,000 people evacuated after police say one of the freight train's cars was somehow punctured and burst into flames. >> i started hearing brakes being pulled. it sounded like brakes, a lot of smoke. >> reporter: on board that csx train traveling from ohio to
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georgia, a chemical used to make plastics. >> it is a flammable liquid. the derailment was a single tank car that contained about 24,000 gallons. >> reporter: the chemical burning, creating a hazardous cloud spanning at least two miles. firefighters working through the night to get people to safety. >> i just wanted to get my kids out. that's it. i was worried about them. i don't want them to get sick or anything. >> reporter: and those people won't be allowed back into their homes until tomorrow at the earliest. meanwhile, several of the 45 people who were hospitalized for possible exposure and respiratory problems are still being treated this morning. reena and ryan. >> thank you, marci. a close call for a train passenger in new york. a woman described as extremely petite fell into the gap between a train and the long island railroad station platform. other passengers were panicked, they could see her but couldn't reach here. in fact to get her out of this tight spot firefighters had to
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pass her under the train and then back through it to the platform. she only had minor injuries. >> what an ordeal. well fiat chrysler could be hit with massive fines before the end of the month. federal regulators say the automaker not only failed to notify vehicle owners and the government about recalls, but when it did make repairs, they often didn't fix the problem. there were 23 separate recalls involving 11 million vehicles. public school teachers in chicago are furious following a new round of layoffs and $200 million in cuts to meet a pension payment deadline. so they've hit the streets to protest. that pension payment was made at the last second while lawmakers refused to free up other funding. for now, mayor rahm emanuel says schools will still open on time and class sizes will not be affected. new calls to shut down north carolina beaches this holiday weekend after nine shark attacks in the last three weeks. until action is taken, swimmers are told to be vigilant. abc's phillip mena reports from the coast. >> reporter: the carolina coast
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on edge sharks attacking swimmers at an alarming rate. >> i wouldn't go out there, not now. >> reporter: some even calling for beach closures. but north carolina's governor instead warning beach-goers. >> use your common sense and listen to what the lifeguards and other local authorities are saying. >> reporter: a few beaches dispatching park rangers to warn swimmers to stay close to shore. all this after two attacks -- >> i felt just a tinge of pain in my leg, and i, like, looked back and saw the shark swimming away. >> reporter: nine attacks in three weeks along the carolina coast, seven in north carolina alone. but why so many here? shark experts say this year could be a perfect storm. a coastal drought means saltier water. factor in 80-degree water, a mix sharks love. add in a surge in fish and sea turtles -- >> we have lots of people in the water. we've got lots of sharks.
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we've got lots of food. and that's a bad mix. >> reporter: it seems there's no escaping sharks this summer. this fisherman off florida capsized after he accidentally hooks a shark, then makes a quick escape back to his boat. the coast here continues to fill up ahead of fourth of july weekend. and as of right now, these carolina beaches will remain open. phillip mena abc news ocracoke north carolina. >> thanks so much phillip. the national weather service says there were two tornadoes near kansas city missouri on wednesday. the larger of those two made a direct hit on a strip mall. repairs there could take up to three weeks. a tent where fireworks were being sold was blown down and put back up yesterday morning. quickly got back to business. that tornado was on the ground for about a mile and narrowly missed a residential neighborhood. and today's forecast a mixed bag across the country. damaging winds and hail in texas and oklahoma from a storm system that's stuck in the region. now, downpours from the mississippi river valley to the carolinas, showers in the
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northern great lakes and more record heat in the pacific northwest. >> 90s again in portland and seattle and from dallas to miami 80s. in denver minneapolis and atlanta. 70s in los angeles, detroit and chicago. well "saved by the bell" star screech, i mean dustin diamond, is not going to jail at least for now. the actor who played screech on the '90s sitcom was involved in a fight at a wisconsin bar. he was supposed to begin serving a four-month sentence for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, but the judge is allowing him to remain free while he appeals. and more star crime news. sean "diddy" combs will not face felony charges over a confrontation at ucla. the 45-year-old music mogul was arrested last month and accused of assault at the school where his son plays football. l.a. county prosecutors turned the case over to the city attorney, who could consider lesser misdemeanor charges. combs had insisted he was defending himself and his son, and he says he's thankful that the charges were rejected.
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well nascar's asking fans not to fly the confederate flag at its races. the organization says not displaying the flag helps create a more welcoming, all-inclusive environment. this sunday's race at daytona is nascar's first in the south since the charleston church attack that left nine people dead. at the track, fans can trade in any flag they want for an american flag. a guy named dustin brown is the toast of the tennis world this morning. brown is ranked 102nd in the world, and he was a big-time underdog in his second-round match yesterday against rafael nadal, but brown's unorthodox style was enough to earn him a four-set victory over the former world number one. now, brown is known on the tour for driving a vw camper around europe for five years, going from tournament to tournament. and of his match against nadal, he said "i had nothing to lose." how about that? >> i love that. >> love those dreads right? >> yeah. >> yeah man. well we've done plenty of stories about the movie "frozen." and before we go any further,
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let's get it out of the way. first production of our disney company. we always have to say that. >> there we go. so let's talk about it! "frozen's" main character, you know her, she's elsa of course. she sings the movie's big hit. ♪ let it go let it go, can't hold it back anymore ♪ >> well likely on account of the movie's popularity the name elsa is back among the most popular names for girls in the u.s. how about that? >> not anna huh? there are more than 1,000 elsas born last year making it the 286th most common girls name. it hadn't even cracked the top 500 most common names since 1970. >> now, you asked about anna. her sister didn't see the same increase in popularity. it rose only one spot on the most popular list. >> okay. >> hmm. >> all right. well, coming up from "insomniac theater," the reviews for two big movies including "magic mike xxl." also ahead, the real-life little house that got big-time attention in the movie "up." what could be the final chapter
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♪ so long, boys! i'll send you a postcard from paradise falls. >> does he remind you of warren buffett, that guy? >> he does. he's ed asner. love that movie. "up" produced by our parent company, disney. this is the moment that house lifts up defiant in those wishing to demolish it. >> but the house that inspired the story is in real jeopardy of being torn down. >> it's sad. unlike the movie, the whole floating away with balloons thing isn't in the cards.
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alisa jaffe from our seattle station has the story. >> it's definitely a landmark. it's definitely a really cool, one of the many really cool things, small things about ballard. >> reporter: the future of the tiny "up" house is up in the air again. popped balloons fill the chain fence around the vacant ballard bungalow that edith maysfield refused to sell to developers before she died. >> you can tell there's a story and i think every story deserves its place. she fought so hard to keep her home. >> reporter: maysfield wanted to live out her last days in the little house, now overshadowed by growth and reportedly rejected a million-dollar offer to sell to developers, a move that inspired a movie. >> we love driving past. it makes everyone happy. >> reporter: last april, the property went on the auction block, but the highest bidders for the 100-year-old home have just backed out. the mother and daughter had planned to open a coffee and pie shop called edith pie, but the building's age and condition
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made it too expensive for hem to fix and bring up to code. other buyers encountered the same economic conundrum. >> i wouldn't want to see a big business take over the property. >> reporter: so the seller has just concluded that the best option is to donate the house to a non-profit and then sell the land. the broker is taking proposals for another month. and if they can't find somebody who can move the little house with the big reputation within the next 90 days, it could be demolished. >> i think it's really important that it remains. >> reporter: in ballard, alisa jaffe, komo 4 news. >> we've got to save the house. can't we kickstarter the house and ask for -- >> well, you can buy it. you want to buy it? >> i'm not sure i have the dinero. >> she wanted to save it but doesn't want to buy it. okay. >> well we can get a bunch of abc news folks to pitch in, right? >> no, we want you to buy it. so there. >> all right. all right. well coming up who does a better job loading the dishwasher, you or your spouse? >> me. wait, this is a tease.
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it's a messy household disagreement. you'll see who gets in the middle of it, coming up. >> announcer: "world news
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nearly half of all americans surveyed say they argue over the proper way to fill a dishwasher because there is a right way. sorry. >> he's passionate about it, has an opinion. so how should you do the dishes? but if you want to prove you're right, get ready for a fight. abc's ginger zee has more. >> reporter: it's the heavy-duty debate soaking countless couples -- how to load one of your home's most-used appliances, the dishwasher. >> i definitely have to rearrange things when he does it. it's double the work. >> reporter: mother of two stephanie drago says it's a sudsy issue she and her husband patrick, face every night. >> i do the dishes better. >> i do the dishes correctly. >> reporter: and they're not alone. a recent study found the dishwasher is a battleground for more than 40% of americans. >> what's wrong with the way i did it? >> reporter: fighting over things like whether to point the knives up or down prerinse or no prerinse. >> recycles half the water, half the energy.
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>> reporter: and where to place delicate items like glass and plastic. >> like that? >> no. >> is loading utensils into a dishwasher becoming a knife through the heart of your marriage? >> reporter: appliance-maker bosch even capitalizing on the feud in this marketing parody. in the film "rachel getting married," it was all about speed. and to come perfectly clean. >> ridiculous. >> reporter: when it comes to the dishes my husband, ben, and i are far from a matching set. >> boom, look at that. color coordinated and everything. >> reporter: no matter how you stack them this may be the cleanest mess to ever hit the kitchen. this is the best dishwasher and he's the one that keeps this place together. >> i'm like mr. clean without the gorgeous pectoral muscles. >> so kind about it. how about that? >> that was a good one. >> i've got to tell you, here's something i didn't know. you don't have to prerinse your dishes. see, i always did that, but apparently -- >> you've got to prerinse or the dishwasher smells. >> they're all high-tech now so the dishwasher can detect the little stains and go, zap, zap,
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♪ okay time now for "insomniac kitchen" and two very different movies hitting box offices this weekend. >> first up, a documentary about the life of the late british soul singer amy winehouse, often described as a once in a generation musical talent. winehouse had an incredible rise to fame, loved by critics and fans all over the world. her music initially made her a star but her tortured soul and chaotic life stole the headlines. the film is an intimate look at her life incorporating lots of never-before-seen home footage. >> i don't think i knew what an impression was. i know i felt funny sometimes and i was different. i think it's a musician thing. that's why i like music. i'm not like some messed up person, you know.
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there's a lot of people that suffer with depression but some have outlets. and i can play for half an hour and feel better. >> the reviews for "amy" have been overwhelmingly positive. jim farber of the "daily news" writes "the result may be depressing, but the performance footage balances it with a rousing evidence of winehouse's eternal talent." and steve pond of "the wrap" calls it heartbreaking and wrenching, if not always satisfying. next up "magic mike xxl" the sequel. picking up where the story left off. channing tatum living life after retiring from the male stripper game, he finds a remaining kings of tampa ready to give up, as well but they band together for one last blowout performance and have fun along the way. >> what are you? you're not a fireman. >> i'm a male entertainer. >> oh, yeah. what are we? >> come on. >> hey, hey, hold that up. hold that up.
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look it's not bro time it's show time. are you guys ready? >> yeah. >> all right, come on. let's do this. >> all right, ready? one, two, three -- >> i love jada. reviews have been mixed. ann hornaday of the "washington post" writes "what do women want is a question that even confounded freud. despite its admirable intentions, magic mike xxl hasn't got a clue either." andrew o'hare of salon.com says "this isn't a perfect movie, but it might be the perfect summer movie for 2015." >> you going to go see it? >> no. >> why not? >> i don't know it's not my thing. >> really? >> yeah. >> but he gets the kings of tampa back together reena! >> okay i'm back. i'm back. i would go see it now. >> get with the program. >> my hometown, tampa. news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at wmnfans.com. fans.com.
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this morning on "world news now," tense nation. anxiety over terror warnings and fears of an attack. the tremendous police response to scares as america gets ready to celebrate the fourth of july. air scare. airlines taking no chances due to heightened security. the drastic action for a flight headed to washington, d.c. >> we've got a significant threat environment right now. and we've got to continue to take protecting our aviation and transportation security very seriously. >> an ordeal for passengers and what travelers can expect this weekend. colliding balloons. a mishap involving a pig-shaped hot air balloon and another one shaped like a cowboy. how a quick-thinking pilot saved the day. and "f" is for farewell. a veteran actress saying
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good-bye to cookie monster, big bird and all of her friends on "sesame street." it's friday, july 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, look who's here on this fourth, fourth, fourth of july. >> that song again! >> i love it. you know i love that. of course, we're going to not hesitate to show you what we're talking about, that video clip again. but welcome, ryan. >> i'm ryan smith, by the way. >> yes. >> in for t.j. holmes, who is on assignment. >> we love having you here. welcome. >> great to be back, thanks, especially on this historic day. >> yes. >> and they gave me a flag, which is big you know. it's good. >> we spared no expense when you're on. >> thank you. >> and without your goatee. >> i know. >> if he looks a little different, that's why, folks. >> kind of freaking me out. i'm very smooth. >> is this a new summer look? >> yeah i'm going to keep it for a while. we'll see. i tried this once on twitter. i asked people to weigh in should i cut off my goatee and everyone screamed "no." >> you did listen. >> so, hope this goes well.
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>> speaking of going well, a lot of people obviously making plans for this fourth of july, but a lot of warnings. i mean i can't remember the last time people in washington the fbi, folks in the cia even speaking about it, how concerned they are about this weekend. we're going to begin this fourth of july weekend talking about that, in fact. law enforcement saying it's really anything but a holiday. >> national security officials and experts are worried about the possibility of a terror attack, and it has them on edge. abc's pierre thomas has the story. [ sirens ] >> reporter: a massive police response at the washington navy yard, the site of a tragic mass murder in 2013. s.w.a.t. teams, tactical units and choppers swarming the scene. ambulances at the ready for potential wounded. it turned out be a false alarm, a 911 caller mistaking construction noise for a gunshot. but the instant reaction showing that law enforcement is on a hair trigger as we approach the independence day celebration. >> we're aware of what's the, you know, the discussion and chatter is around the fourth of july events. >> reporter: and it's not just
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here. the u.s. air base in england canceling july 4th celebrations amid reports of worrisome social media chatter revealing specific events and locations. the threat from isis greater than ever. this year alone, 40 people with suspected ties to isis arrested in the u.s., seven in just the last two weeks, the threat alert high all over the country. in new york city, the state-of-the-art command center up and running, heavily armed units patrolling the streets, the water and the skies. police departments in l.a., philadelphia, boston and atlanta fully deployed. on the washington mall, they're preparing for all contingencies. >> what isil is doing is radicalizing people that live here in the united states of america. our nation is under threat. our law enforcement, our military are under threat. >> reporter: in less than 48 hours, this mall will be teeming with tens of thousands of people. they'll be met by an army of police, seen and unseen. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. a top fund-raiser and recruiter for isis is dead.
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the pentagon now says one of its drone killed the senior isis leader two weeks ago. the pentagon says the 33-year-old tunisian's death will hurt the ability of isis to move foreign fighters in and out of the region. his death occurred just a day after his brother, also an isis leader, was killed in iraq. and there is word this morning of another top terrorist killed, this time from al qaeda. "the new york times" reports the man had plotted many assassinations and terrorist attacks, including the one on the u.s. embassy in tunis. a senior u.s. official tells the "times" he was killed in an american air strike in libya that was actually targeting the al qaeda leader. well, what might have been an early start to the holiday weekend turned into a long delay for passengers on a united express flight. their plane was forced to make an emergency landing because a woman on board was making bomb threats. abc's david kerley has details. >> reporter: passengers on the tarmac, their plane in an isolated area as the bomb squad
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responds and bags are pulled. a passenger claimed to have a bomb on the united express flight from st. louis to washington, d.c. it was diverted to columbus, the passengers put on buses, the bags checked. that passenger who made the threat was questioned and then released. this holiday weekend, with the worry of an attack, passengers are seeing the security presence. >> there seem to be a lot more canine units out and a lot more people on the ground. >> reporter: a government official says there may be more random screenings and pat-downs in security lines and plenty of additional security efforts behind the scenes. >> we've got the significant threat environment right now and we've got to continue to take protecting our aviation and transportation security very seriously. >> reporter: one airport security official tells me there are no specific threats, but that they are "leaning forward with additional security measures" throughout the holiday weekend. david kerley abc news, reagan washington airport.
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the smoke has finally stopped rising after that hazardous freight train derailment in eastern tennessee. the train was hauling toxic chemicals from ohio to georgia when it jumped the tracks. one of its cars then burst into flames, sending dangerous fumes into the air. 5,000 people had to be evacuated in the middle of the night and more than 50 of them were sent to the hospital. >> i just wanted to get my kids out, that's it. i was worried about them. i don't want them to get sick or anything. scary. >> scared, indeed. those residents spent a second night away from home. the chemical used to make plastics is highly flammable and its fumes could contain cyanide. most of the people hospitalized were treated for respiratory problems. there's finally a record-breaking settlement in the gulf oil spill of five years ago. oil giant bp will pay $18.7 billion to cover all federal, state and local claims from the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. florida is one of five states involved and will receive the most of any state, more than $3 billion. that's starting early next year. >> a little more than five years
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ago, our state and our entire gulf region woke up to a story that shocked our nation. >> the deal also would include the federal government and more than 400 local governments along the coast. it still needs a federal judge's approval. greece's future in the european union hangs on this weekend's national vote. greeks are taking to the streets both for and against continued membership. the country's banks are closed for a fifth day ahead of the vote on whether to accept austerity measures. greece missed a huge debt payment to the international monetary fund this week. and the greek financial crisis all but ruined a young couple's honeymoon. listen to this. their three-week trip across the u.s. ended in new york city, and then suddenly, their credit and debit cards were declined, so they had to spend their last dollars on dinner at mcdonald's before members of two greek orthodox churches came to the rescue, thank goodness, with emergency cash. that couple flies back to greece
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today. >> lucky for them now. well, a volcano in western indonesia's rumbling after a string of powerful eruptions. the mountain unleashed a huge avalanche of volcanic ash yesterday, sending giant clouds of gas nearly a mile into the air. there were no reports of injuries, but the ash fell on villages as far as 15 miles away. a fire that destroyed a prominent black church in south carolina is officially being blamed on weather, likely a lightning strike. investigators say they found no evidence of criminal intent following the blaze at mt. zion ame in greeleyville. many had suspected it was a hate crime because the church was burned down by the kkk 20 years ago, and it's the seventh to go up in flames since the charleston church massacre. well, next up, the severe weather that's been rolling across the country. a strip mall near kansas city, missouri, took a direct hit from a tornado on wednesday night. repairs could take up to three weeks. and the tent where fireworks were being sold that was blown
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down is already back open for business. abc's rob marciano has more. >> reporter: the middle of the country hit hard by damaging storms. >> if it ain't called a tornado, i don't know what is. >> reporter: that it is. tornado confirmed in kentucky. >> look at that. >> reporter: and three confirmed in missouri. >> that's getting ready to touch down. >> reporter: terrifying moments just outside kansas city. >> check that out! it just took the whole building in front of us, yo! >> reporter: on the other side of the state, it was heavy rain. a woman dying in jefferson county when her car was swept off the road in floodwaters. these residents near st. louis had to be rescued from their homes as the water rose. and during heavy rain near nashville, tennessee, this out-of-control car crushed by a tanker truck. the driver and his two children miraculously surviving. and look at this light show in central california. hundreds of lightning strikes around fresno, but not a lot of rain. still so dry there that officials in bass lake are replacing fireworks with lasers this fourth of july weekend. there will be some spotty rain out west, but the bulk of the heavy rain will once again be
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across the mid-south and the tennessee river valley right through the holiday. rob marciano, abc news, new york. >> thank you, rob. and the hot air balloons that will be back in the air today at a festival in utah. organizers hoping to avoid another situation like this. look closely. you see there's a pig balloon? it struck another balloon's basket. that ripped a hole in the pig balloon, which then rapidly descended to the ground. there goes piggy. the experienced pilot maintained as much hot air pressure as possible. >> the first thing i heard is a big bang, and i looked up, and his whole basket was dangling down inside my balloon. >> whoa. look at that. he suffered minor burns on his face. later he said in a statement, "what saved my bacon was that the head of the pig held a lot of hot air and helped the balloon descend at a safer rate." >> oh, thank goodness, piggy! >> piggy, that's not a good shot of you back side.
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>> no, no. saved his bacon. mm-hmm! makes me hungry. well, l.a. is the home of hollywood, and that will always attract a unique type of person. and let's just say there are more unique people than usual in l.a. right now. >> more than 100,000 of them expected to attend this year's anime expo. anime is a japanese animation and pop culture. >> my nieces love it. they dress up and everything, just like this. the four-day get-together at the l.a. convention center is in its 24th year. it's not only fun, weird and over the top, but it's actually huge business. organizers say its economic impact should be about $60 million. >> that is incredible. >> right? all right, well, coming up in "the mix," two friends sending each other the same birthday card for decades. also ahead, she's been a fixture on "sesame street" for generations, and now she's teaching big bird and everyone else a lesson about retirement. but first, she reported the news on cnn for years, and now she and her husband are in the middle of a real-life crime story. and remember, you can always
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to get her out, in fact, rescuers had to actually go and pass her underneath the train. thankfully, she only had minor injuries, but a scary situation, indeed. >> very scary. now, police in albuquerque, new mexico, are investigating a shooting incident that left one man dead as a homicide. %-p>> the husband of a former cnn anchor is covering from the wounds he suffered in a shoot-out. abc's neal karlinsky has the details. >> today the clinton administration -- >> reporter: for years, she was a familiar face on cnn, but former news anchor lynne russell says she was nearly killed in a wild robbery attempt and shoot-out. >> at the motel 6, possible shooting. caller stated that her husband has been shot. >> reporter: russell says she was on a cross-country road trip with her husband former cnn correspondent and soldier chuck de caro. >> i am very, very grateful to my husband because he's my hero. he saved my life. >> reporter: she stays they stopped for the night at this motel in albuquerque when a strange man approached her in the parking lot.
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>> he gave me a good shove and i was airborne into the room and he closed the door behind us. >> reporter: she says the man demanded money. what he didn't know, both russell and her husband have concealed weapons permits and were armed. >> he turned around and began firing on chuck, and chuck returned fire. >> reporter: the alleged robber was killed. russell's husband, chuck, was shot three times but survived. police are still investigating. >> thanks to him, we'll have a one-year anniversary this week. >> reporter: neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> she says she tried to calm him down. >> yeah. i mean this was a scary situation. the guy was apparently claiming that his girlfriend had been kidnapped and he needed money or valuables. she even tried to give him medication. he wouldn't take it. what a bizarre situation. but when you look at this based on what they're saying happened, i mean, in a way, thank goodness they were able to defend themselves. >> yeah. >> sounds like their lives were on the line. >> it sure does.
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>> shot three times. hopefully, he recovers. >> we're glad they're all okay. coming up in our next half hour, a super apology from one of america's top health food supermarkets. the ceo of whole foods admitting they did overcharge but is it a little too late? but first, after four decades of hanging with the gang on "sesame street," maria -- you remember maria -- she's retiring. how she helped generations of children learn about more than just their abcs. you're watching abc "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ sunny day sweeping the clouds away ♪ well, if you were able to hang out with big bird, elmo, it just makes me smile hearing that. just imagine, you're able to hang out with big bird, elmo, grover and the cookie monster at work. i would have to think it will be tough to retire. >> you're totally right. >> yeah. >> after decades of doing just that, "sesame street's" maria's moving out and leaving quite a legacy behind. here's abc's david wright. ♪ >> reporter: this story is brought you by the letter "g," for gracias. >> once upon a time -- >> reporter: for all the stories and the songs -- ♪ la, dee, da ♪ >> reporter: and all those vocabulary words, too. >> the spanish word for happy, feliz. >> reporter: maria, in real life, actress sonia manzano, is moving on now, retiring after 44 years on "sesame street." she joined the cast in 1971, age 22, the first latina with a major role on national
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television. >> hello there. >> reporter: a gentle grown-up for generations of kids. >> just hold your knee up and i'll kiss it. >> ah! >> reporter: through tough times -- >> big bird, don't you remember we told you? mr. hooper died. >> reporter: and good times. ♪ when she married her beloved luis on the show, elmo was ring bearer. >> don't drop the rings, bob. >> reporter: maria as essential to the cast as cookie monster, big bird and the count. >> grover, you forgot something. >> reporter: without her, sunny days won't quite be the same. david wright, abc news, new york. >> oh, man. i had the biggest crush on her when i was a kid. >> she is amazing. and have you ever been down there at their set, "sesame street"? >> no, have you? >> yes. >> really? >> and let me tell you, it is an incredible operation. >> oh, wait! >> no. >> we have found her replacement. >> oh! >> it's reena ninan. >> no one can replace maria.
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missing free throws. he's at a golf tournament takes a free-throw shot with a golf ball into a small cup and, oh, nails it! >> nicely done. >> look at the form. shaq, where was that form all these years on the court, buddy? >> ouch! ouch! >> oh, my gosh! >> that is good. >> he has like perfect form on his free throw. watch. legs bent knees bent takes it, elbows squared. that's what i'm talking about. polka time! >> from high atop tom's restaurant in coney island, brooklyn, usa. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ >> hey, i'm trying to work here. ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake ♪ ♪ and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your world news now mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every anchor guy and gal ♪
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this morning on "world news now," toxic train. the derailment, chemical fire and dangerous fumes over a huge area. the rude awakenings, injuries and evacuations. on alert. police across the country and overseas. the terror warnings for the holiday weekend put law enforcement on edge. retail reaction. the supermarket accused of overcharging customers. the store responds and makes a promise. and getting her money. rihanna's new music video burns up the internet. and there's not much we can show you of it. her recording industry milestone in "the skinny" on this friday, july 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everybody. good morning on this friday. welcome to ryan smith. >> wow, welcome to ryan smith!
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>> yes. >> that's the show now? that's fantastic! >> yeah. it's "the ryan smith show" now. >> all right! i love it. good deal. >> also called "world news now." >> yes, actually. >> when you're not here. >> t.j. holmes is on assignment. great to be here today. great to be with you on this pre-fourth of july day. but let's start with something serious, though, taking a turn here. we begin with that fiery accident in tennessee. toxic chemicals and fumes keeping thousands of people from their homes for now a second night. >> the car that derailed and erupted in flames was carrying 24,000 gallons of a highly flammable and poisonous material. and this morning, officials are still monitoring the air quality. here's more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: that dark cloud of toxic fumes hovering over parts of eastern tennessee, the fire from that freight train accident still smoldering. >> i can see it down the tracks burning. i'm going to put my gear on and start that way. >> all right. don't get too close. >> reporter: the fumes forcing 5,000 residents to evacuate.
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>> it sounds to me like we need to upgrade our evacuation. station check that and see if we need to go further. >> reporter: authorities going door to door, waking people up to get them to safety. >> this is kind of frightening for a lot of people. >> oh, yeah. we walked outside and we could see the smoke coming from the train, in the air. it was still smokey. >> and the parking lot. >> reporter: it was just before midnight. the freight train was traveling from ohio to georgia when the single car derailed in maryville and caught fire the derailment puncturing 1 of 27 cars carrying hazardous materials, releasing acrylonitrile fumes, the chemicals used to make plastics and considered a probable carcinogen by the epa. if inhaled, the fumes can cause headaches, dizziness and a rapid heartbeat. authorities establishing a two-mile evacuation zone. >> the boundary's been set up for a reason. we want to make sure people stay safe. >> reporter: 45 people rushed to the hospital, many for respiratory issues. ten first responders among those treated.
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the local high school now an emergency center for displaced residents. crews handing out cases of bottled water, authorities warning those here not to drink well water for fear of contamination. and luckily, authorities say there are no serious injuries to report here. officials say it could be 24 to 48 hours before the area is deemed safe, those barricades come down and residents are allowed back home. alex perez, abc news, maryville, tennessee. >> thank you, alex. the u.s. is on high alert this morning as we move into the big holiday weekend. officials are worried about a terrorist attack as we celebrate america's freedom. just how on edge are police? well, it's been shown by the reports of a possible shooting at the washington navy yard. that was just two miles from the capitol building. officials aren't taking any chances. it might be a "lone attack." >> what isil is doing is they're radicalizing people that live here in the united states of america. our nation is under threat. our law enforcement, our military are under threat. >> that incident turned out to be a false alarm this time, but
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the threat from isis is greater than ever this year, and police departments around the country are fully deployed this weekend. a fire that destroyed a prominent black church in south carolina is officially blamed on weather, likely a lightning strike. investigators say they found no evidence of criminal intent following the blaze at mt. zion ame in greeleyville, and many had suspected it was a hate crime because the church was burned down by the ku klux klan 20 years ago, and it is the seventh to go up in flames since the charleston church massacre. it's going to be weeks before areas near kansas city, missouri, are cleaned up and back to normal following the severe storms that rolled through this week. meantime the big problem across the western u.s. is the heat much above normal in places that aren't really used to it. abc's brandi hitt with the details. >> check that out! it just took the whole building in front of us, yo! >> reporter: destructive tornadoes spotted from missouri to kentucky. >> look at that. >> reporter: warning sirens
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blaring as twisters spit out debris over highways. >> as soon as we saw the rotation in the sky, we knew it was time to leave. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: amid all the heavy rain, hail and wind, the damage is widespread. flash flooding also in parts of missouri swept cars into trees, many families rescued from their flooded homes along with their pets. >> i got my baby! >> reporter: the severe storms moving east are expected to have an impact on roads and could delay flights for the 3.2 million people traveling by air this holiday weekend. in arizona and california, it's a double dose of triple-digit heat and lightning, this storm taking out transformers and sparking this house fire. fire crews across the west are also on high alert. just as they gain ground on several massive wildfires, they're chasing down spot fires. >> we're all packed up from last night. >> reporter: some burning dangerously close to homes. one of the biggest fears this holiday weekend fireworks.
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even those purchased legally can spark a wildfire if not monitored. cal fire crews are bringing on additional staffing, just in case. reena and ryan. >> thank you so much, brandi. it's going to be a sweltering holiday weekend in the fire zone in the west. >> and in the southeast, it might be too rainy for fireworks. here's justin povick at accuweather. hey, justin. good morning. >> reena and ryan, thanks and good morning. a very stormy situation once again unfolding throughout the southeast. numerous downpours and the potential for some severe weather along interstate 40. that's going to be running from raleigh-durham all the way back into oklahoma and arkansas. meanwhile, the northwest is still in the midst of a heat wave. major drought conditions continue over the golden state of california and numerous thunderstorms likely for our independence day over the arklatex. reena and ryan, back to you. >> justin, thank you. help is on the way to the crew of the international space station. an unmanned russian rocket carrying supplies is on its way after three previous missions failed.
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two recently. the progress 59 spacecraft is carrying three tons of fuel, food and other cargo. the russian rocket is scheduled to arrive at the station early on sunday. and we're getting closer to closure on the gulf oil spill disaster. oil giant bp is agreeing to an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government, five states and hundreds of local governments. the record-setting settlement still has to be approved by a federal judge, but it will bring bp's complete cost for the spill at close to $54 billion. and health officials are confirming the first u.s. death from the measles in 12 years. the infection was discovered during an autopsy of a washington state woman who died this spring. medical examiners say she was likely exposed while hospitalized for another health problem, showing no symptoms at the time. turning now to the race for the white house. former virginia senator jim webb becoming the fifth democrat to officially throw his hat in the ring.
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webb a novelist decorated vietnam vet and outspoken critic of the iraq war, is vowing to bring an outsider's voice to the race with a message centered on helping working-class americans. an impressive figure this morning from senator bernie sanders, raising $15 million for his presidential campaign in the last three months. most of that money coming from small donors. sanders has been rising in the polls and just attracted a crowd of 10,000 in wisconsin. but he's still trailing far behind hillary clinton, who raised three times as much. presidential hopeful rick perry is reaching out to black voters. perry claims it is republicans who are offering african-americans the hope for a better life, and he said black families should hold democrats accountable for unsuccessful antipoverty programs. perry also urged fellow republicans to fight for the black vote. well, australia's barrier reef is one of the seven wonders of the world, and now, thanks to gopro, we're getting a very special look at them. >> that's because the camera was
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fitted on a turtle, rather than a human. and there goes little turtle guy. that's the turtle's-eye view that's provided some amazing insights into how pollution is affecting what is home to nearly 6,000 species. >> and for now, the great barrier reef will not be added to any endangered list, but unesco's world heritage committee says the site will stay on its watch list for the next four years. sea turtles are also classified as endangered, you know. >> oh, wow. and you know what, i hope they got the gopro off the turtle. is he still swimming now, a couple days later? >> not so sure he appreciated the gopro. >> back in the water. no, he didn't. still trying goat it off his back? okay, i'm good. >> oh, boy. well, coming up in "the skinny," rihanna's blockbuster music video breaking the internet, and there's just not so much we can show of it. >> no. this is going to be interesting. also ahead, paris hilton. we showed you that scare in the air. well, there's new inside information that could change your mind about this video.
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that car you see right there that car you see right there burning along i-95 in jacksonville, florida, early yesterday morning. the driver still inside. luckily for him, a truck driver named julian kaczor was driving by. he then forced the door open, dragged that driver to safety. the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. kaczor says he's not a hero and that he did what anyone else would do, too. incredible that he was there.
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thank goodness. and the driver of that pickup truck had led police on a long chase near dallas before driving into that lake. you see, during the pursuit, the driver and a passenger threw drugs and a gun out the window. more drugs dumped into the water. both people were arrested and the police towed the truck out of the water. dramatic there. well, fiat chrysler is in trouble over its handling of recalls. federal regulators say the automaker did not fix problems nor notify the government or vehicle owners about problems. the feds say there were 23 bungled recalls involving 11 million vehicles. the auto safety agency could impose harsh fines on fiat chrysler, possibly by the end of the month. well, whole foods is dishing up a big plate of oops for what it calls a pricing mistake. >> in an online video, company executives are admitting some customers were overcharged. and now they are promising to correct those mistakes. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: a fresh apology from whole foods.
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>> straight up, we made some mistakes. >> reporter: the company's ceo speaking directly to customers in a video posted online after accusations of routine overcharging. >> and we know they're unintentional, because the mistakes are both in the customer's favor and sometimes not in the customer's favor. it's understandable sometimes, mistakes are made. they're inadvertent. they do happen because it's a hands-on approach to bringing you the fresh food. >> reporter: in what the new york consumer affairs department calls "the worst case of mislabelling they've seen in their careers," last month, the agency reported some store locations have been overcharging customers by overstating the weights of prepackaged products. it's not the first time this has happened. in 2012, a california investigation also uncovered pricing violations. whole foods agreeing to pay $800,000 in penalties. now the company's ceo's putting their money where your mouth is. >> and if there's a mistake that's not in your favor, we promise to give you that item
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for free. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> i have about ten years' worth of food, whole foods, that i'd like to bring back. can you pay me my $100,000 or so? >> oh, my gosh. >> come on. >> how do you do this? >> well what they're planning on doing is they're now going to -- i guess they're basically putting the blame on the employees who weigh the package of the food. >> okay. >> and they're saying they're going to employ a third-party auditing system to make sure that people are weighing it properly. and you know what, there's reena shopping. >> wow, in my barbara bush suit. >> with some overpriced food. [ laughter ] >> wow. me and barbara are going to have high tea. i'm bringing the bananas and kale. >> and it's going to cost you about 150 bucks. >> actually, that's a belly shirt, sandy's telling me, in the control room. >> whoa! >> barbara bush would not be caught in that -- >> barbara bush is wearing belly shirts, you're saying? >> no, she's not. she's classier than that. we pay homage to this week's musical queen, rihanna. she's getting her money in more ways than one. >> are we really going to air this? >> oh, yeah.
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>> really? >> she feels that people should give her her money. and matt damon's new look in "the skinny," up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. rom our abc stations. stations. ns.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ so, we're starting things off with the bad girl, ri-ri. you know her, rihanna. >> she had quite a week,
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starting off with the release of a new music video that's actually broken the internet. millions upon millions of views in the last 24 hours for the song known as "bbh mnkm." the "b," the first one, is a bad word, but the rest of it is "better have my money." you get the point. and in the few shots we are able to show you on network television, you see rihanna acting out the revenge fantasy. >> yes, she does. she kidnaps the wife of some nefarious debtor, and ri-ri in fact, does get her money. that's nice to know. she's also doing that in real life too, by the way. the other headline is that she's the queen of the single. she's the first artist ever to have 100 million songs downloaded and streamed. >> wow. >> so she's effective at getting her money back. maybe i should have her go to whole foods for me. >> oh, that's a good option! >> hey, rihanna, can you call whole foods? i got some overpriced salmon the other day. >> she'll bring the scale. and she'll get it back. you're right. >> thanks, rihanna. an update now to a story we told you about earlier in the week.
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paris hilton. oh this is a good one, ryan. she might have been a better actress than any of us really thought. it turns out that she was on a plane. it was a prank. and it all went way too far. here's a refresher for you guys. >> she looks ridiculous! >> i don't want to die! i'm not dying! >> i love the guy with her. well, tmz says they obtained documents prepared by the production company of this egyptian prank show and those documents said "we will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guests when they fear jumping off the plane." and according to the same sources, they paid paris in the million-dollar range to take part. >> she was also their first choice. the company sent the offer to reps for other american celebrities, but paris was the first to think that it would be a good idea. >> it's hilarious. i hope she got that money. if not, i'm going to call rihanna for her. well, it's been nearly 15 years since "wet hot american
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summer" hit theaters. the movie's about misfits at summer camp. do you remember this? it's becoming a cult classic with many of the movie's actors becoming huge stars now. >> there's buzz about the prequel coming to netflix and we have a first look with the star-studded trailer currently burning up the web. check it out. >> welcome all to the camp firewood summer theater program! >> gyrate and lead with the crotch. >> is she always like this? >> every day. >> we have a problem. >> why do you come to me for help? i'm just a camp chef. >> i know you were in the military. >> i'm quite sure i don't know what you're talking about. ♪ >> i think you do know. >> oh, yeah! the original cast is back, including amy poehler, bradley cooper paul rudd, elizabeth banks. they've added jason schwartzman, kristen wiig jon hamm many others. oh, can't wait to see it! >> it will be available for binge-watching at the end of the month on netflix. and finally, we haven't seen matt damon in a while. probably because he's waiting until his new look is ready.
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check this. there it is, boom, ponytail! >> check that out. he stepped out on stage for a press conference for the movie "the great wall" with that thing. >> gorgeous. "the great wall" it with that thing. haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one that's right for you. just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com. ♪a one, a two, a three percent cash back♪
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♪ well, finally this half hour, we take a look back on all the events that made this a week to remember. and as compared to the previous weeks, the headlines have been a bit more positive. >> from the capture of a second escaped inmate to a ballet dancer making history. it's all here in our "friday rewind." >> the nightmare is finally over. >> she said, well, i just heard a couple of gunshots about a half minute ago. and within another 30 seconds, the place was just flooded with police cars. >> it took a pretty big chunk out of my right leg. i started punching the shark, and then it grabbed my back, must have bit me in the back. >> you grab your family. >> kids. >> kids, and our animals stayed with friends across the wenatchee river and watched this area burn all night.
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>> it's like a war zone. just your basic things that we all take for granted, it's just gone. >> my wife and my boys were in upstairs when the plane hit. the boys' rooms are the ones you see burnt out. and when i saw the fireball go down the back of the house we realized it was a little more serious than that. >> it's quite a miracle that the four occupants were able to get away from that house unscathed. >> isil has spent about a year investing in trying to reach troubled minds in the united states through social media to either recruit them to come to their so-called caliphate to fight, or to kill where they stand. >> this is not merely symbolic. with this change, we will be able to substantially increase our contacts with the cuban people. >> they didn't want me to run because they wanted to do "the apprentice." now, with my statements on immigration, which happen to be correct, they are going to take a different stance. >> i mean what i say and i say what i mean and that's what america needs right now. >> i was crying, like, i was just so happy because i thought we were going to die. i was just so glad someone
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finally seen us and we were going to be okay. >> it was a pk that, you know, i needed to sink. and my teammates were graciously waiting for me to sink that. so, it was great. >> my dream has been abt since i was 13, and to be a principal dancer is reaching those heights. >> mm-hmm. >> so exciting week. and we can't wait for our women! u.s. soccer team world cup finals. >> yeah, sunday. >> sunday. >> tour de france starts on saturday. >> but it's fourth, fourth, fourth of july. ♪ fourth, fourth, fourth of july ♪ >> my favorite video of all time, ryan! i love this holiday for this reason. >> it's not funny! >> it's my favorite. >> it's not funny. >> it's my favorite. ♪ >> reena, what is -- >> fourth, fourth, fourth of july. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. ♪ ask my cousin, ask my aunt and
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good morning america. happening now, holiday high alert. law enforcement in overdrive for july 4t for the fourth of july. one celebration already canceled. we're live with the latest. severe weather, heavy rain overnight flooding cars and causing damage. a stormy start to the holiday weekend for millions of people and it's not over yet. toxic train. thousands of people still evacuated after a train catches fire spewing dangerous fumes into the air. new details about how it happened. and a new 'do. the surprising a-lister surprising fans because of his new ponytail. well, good friday morning.

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