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good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." democratic front-runner hillary clinton faces a challenge in iowa as rival bernie sanders picks up support, and donald trump is still gaining in the state with ben carson coming in second. full coverage straight ahead. ahead of president obama's visit to alaska today, the white house announcing the name of mt. mckinley has been changed to denali. alaskans have informally called it denali for years. it means the high one. the family of a 62-year-old hiker rescued after missing for nine days says she's recovering from surgery. she was discovered in a remote area of the sierra national forest after using a whistle to alert rescuers. and at last night's mtv music awards, taylor swift
presented kanye west with a prestigious video vanguard award. the pair have a long history at the annual show starting with that infamous on-stage encounter six years ago. those are some of our top stories on this monday, august 31st. good morning to you. we begin this half hour with that challenge for hillary clinton in iowa. rival bernie sanders is gaining support there. >> and there's surging support for her potential republican challenger, donald trump. here's abc's devin dwyer. >> my goodness. oh, my goodness. >> reporter: trouble for hillary clinton in a state where she knows defeat. >> barack obama will win the caucuses here in iowa. >> reporter: eight years after failing to win iowa, a new poll of democrats shows clinton slipping losing a third of her support since may. her lead, now its lowest ever just seven points ahead of senator bernie sanders. >> this is not anti-hillary clinton.
this is pro-bernie sanders and pro a message that says enough is enough. >> reporter: sanders is leading clinton in new hampshire. energizing liberals, particularly younger voters, and he's not the only clinton alternative stirring excitement. >> hey, everybody. >> reporter: vice president joe biden surprises a jamboree of delaware democrats saturday building speculation he may get in the race. the new iowa poll shows a door could be open for biden. 14% of iowa democrats want biden as their nominee. 13% remain undecided. >> very good magazine this week. >> reporter: meanwhile, a stunning turnaround in iowa for gop front-runner donald trump. three months ago 63% of republicans viewed him unfavorably. now a complete flip. at the back of the pack, new jersey governor chris christie who clarified a comment suggesting immigrants be tracked with systems used by shipper fedex. >> and i don't mean people are packages. so let's not be ridiculous. >> reporter: candidates trailing trump now fully focused on making the cut for that next
debate. as for clinton, her campaign is shrugging off the latest poll saying they always expected this race to be close. devin dwyer, abc news, washington. and scott walker is putting a new spin on trump's idea of building a wall on the mexico border. walker says a wall along the country's northern border with canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review. walker says some voters are concerned about terrorists who might walk across the border. the suspect in the murder of a houston deputy sheriff is due to be arraigned today. shannon miles could face the death penalty if convicted of the crime. police say he had a lengthy criminal record but only short stints in jail. miles is accused of shooting deputy darren goforth in an unprovoked attack. goforth was remembered at a prayer march last night. thousands turned out for a memorial service for three firefighters killed in the line of duty.
the u.s. forest service firefighters were battling the raging wildfires in washington state. more than 80 vehicles took part in a procession leading to the service. others held u.s. flags and signs that read "you are heroes." they died nearly two weeks ago after their vehicle crashed and flames rolled over them before they could escape. police are still looking into the fatal plunge of an atlanta braves fan during his team's game against the yankees on saturday. the man's death was the third at turner field in the last eight years. abc's mara schiavocampo has the details. >> reporter: fans still in shock after witnesses say atlanta braves fan greg murrey fell 50 feet off the top deck during the seventh inning at saturday night's game against the yankees. >> someone just fell over the upper deck. they have to stop the game. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: fans looking on in horror as murrey receives medical attention from others at the game, including dr. joseph ricotta, who was sitting just ten seats from where murrey landed and rushed over to help. >> out of the corner of my left
eye, i saw something fall from the upper deck. like everybody else, you're in a state of shock. the adrenaline kicks in and you really don't think. >> reporter: you can see dr. ricotta and others at the game administering cpr. ricotta estimates for as long as ten minutes before paramedics rushed murrey to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. witnesses tell espn murrey was heckling at yankees player alex rodriguez when he suddenly fell over the rail. >> certainly it's a tragedy. it's one of those things that you hope you never see or experience, and i certainly hope i never see or experience it again. >> reporter: fans getting badly hurt at stadiums is an ongoing concern at baseball games. in june at fenway park, part of a broken bat struck a woman in the head. at the braves/yankees game, the flag at half-staff for murrey and a moment of silence to honor the longtime season ticket holder. atlanta police say there's no indication of foul play. the braves have released a statement calling murrey an incredibly passionate fan.
mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. a junior varsity player from california is listed in critical condition this morning after undergoing brain surgery. nick brown was rushed to the hospital following friday night's game after he suffered a blow to the head. he underwent surgery to reduce swelling of the brain. one of his teammates is also hospitalized but little is known about his condition. tom brady and roger goodell will be in court today for another deflategate suspension hearing. the session is likely to be the last chance for lawyers from the nfl and its players union to make their points about brady's looming four-game suspension. the judge hearing the case had urged both sides to make a deal. if that doesn't happen, he coul. in the past, he's said he would issue a ruling by this coming friday. less than a week before the patriots' first game. well, they're cleaning up from severe weather on one coast and battening down the hatches on the other. at least two people died in the pacific northwest during
powerful windstorms this weekend and what's left of tropical storm erika is bringing heavy rain to florida today. abc's rob marciano reports. >> reporter: from the winds to the rain to the thunder and lightning, the country feeling mother nature's wrath from coast to coast. in florida, the rain keeps coming down as what's left of erika soaks the state. are you worried about the rains coming in? >> it seems like it's going to be pretty rough, yeah, the next couple days. we have some sandbags set up but figured we might need more. so not taking any chances. >> reporter: torrential already flooding roadways in a matter of hours. the west coast got slammed, too. waves on lake washington near seattle crashing around this highway. 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts whipped up this dust storm in spokane and winds brought down trees during an army air force triathlon injuring four runners. >> we had tents and had branches
falling off the trees up in the hills. >> reporter: in oregon, winds toppled tents at this festival in seaside. >> felt like it was a tornado coming through here. >> reporter: all that means clean-up crews are working overtime clearing downed trees and snapped power lines. >> i just saw like the tail end of the tree just like, boom, you know, falling and i'm just like no. >> reporter: trying to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses like this target where an outage trapped customers inside. >> well, we're stuck up here because the escalators don't work and the elevators don't work. >> reporter: across the northeast, the summer heat is building. it will get into the 90s in many spots by the middle of this week. rob marciano, abc news, tampa, florida. >> got to check in with mom and dad today. >> yeah, you got to do that. any reason is a good reason. >> that's right. tropical storm watches and warnings are going up in hawaii. >> and while what's left of tropical storm erika moves north, with heavy downpours, our
coverage continues at accuweather with molly cochran. good morning to you, molly. >> thanks phillip and reena. for monday, heavy travel delays going to be a strong possibility across florida. erika's moisture continues to just get pushed into the state and we're worried about some flash flooding issues. we have watches in effect, tampa, orlando, 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected. where we see that dark green shading with locally higher amounts just to the north of miami, we've already picked up over 5 inches of rain, and this threat continues into the middle half of the workweek. meanwhile, we continue to keep an eye out on hurricane ignacio. although going to likely miss hawaii, impacts still going to be felt. we're looking at rough surf through thursday. gusty winds and locally heavy rain. phillip and reena, back to you. >> wow, that's fascinating. you were saying ignacio means nacho? >> no, it's like a nickname. nacho. hey, nacho. >> i won't tease it just yet. thank you so much for that. now, phillip to your hometown, el paso.
el paso, sorry. >> get it right. >> a race to determine the fastest wiener in el paso. >> there you go. that winner walked away with 500 bucks. eight pups lined up for the competition but that right there was the real winner, that adorable pup. he stole the show and some hearts, as well. the little guy kept running and running even after this race was over. the wiener dog managed to evade capture. that went on for two minutes. they finally nabbed him after several attempts. >> but what you didn't fail to say is el paso's -- how do you -- chihuahuas. >> the chihuahuas. >> el paso chihuahuas. >> they lost the game, 4-1. >> but that was probably more entertaining than the game then. people love watching them running around and catch them. yeah, the chihuahuas, would you consider that's a chihuahua barking? >> that sounds like a german shepherd. >> it sounds a little bit big for a chihuahua. it's more of a yip. the chihuahuas, i got to say wasn't big fan of the name at first. it's so popular now. >> okay. >> i love the el paso chihuahuas. >> i like that.
>> i'm a season ticket holder. that's how much i love that place. there you go. >> love your el paso. >> i'm sure my parents are there watching the little dog run around. >> coming up, last night's no hitter, today's u.s. open and sunday football. it's sports with reena. >> my favorite part of the week, also ahead, quadruplets heading to college, all four of them, they're all going to the same school. but first she married the world's most eligible bachelor and she's in the middle of an international legal spotlight. the glamorous wife of george clooney and her very serious case in court. but first, the forecast map. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by clearasil ultra. brought to you by clearasil ultra. ugh, this pimple's gonna last forever. aw com'on. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly clearing up skin in as little as 12 hours. besides, its not like acne will last forever. just like your mom won't walk in on you... forever. stephen!
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last week. funeral services for ward are set for friday. alison parker's family says the celebration of her life will be held sometime in the future. well, wes craven, the horror film director who gave us "nightmare on elm street" has died. "nightmare" featured the villain freddy krueger and starred an unknown named johnny depp. craven directed the "scream" franchise. actor jerry o'connell among those remembering craven tweeting, they're about to get the crap scared out of them in heaven. wes craven died of brain cancer in los angeles. he was 76 years old. well, long before she married actor george clooney, amal clooney was a well-known human rights attorney. >> and the world got a glimpse of that side of her after three al jazeera journalists were sentenced in egypt to three years in prison. abc's alex marquardt has the details. >> reporter: it was expected to be the end of a long and painful process for the three al jazeera english journalists, the verdict for what were universally believed to be trumped up charges of spreading false news. but the judge stunned the
courtroom and the world by handing down three-year sentences to the three men. one, mohamed fahmy, who is also canadian has been represented by amal clooney who blasted the egyptian government for the ruling. >> the verdict today sent a very dangerous message in egypt. it sends a message that journalists can be locked up for simply doing their job, for telling the truth and reporting the news. >> clooney's reputation for conquering courtrooms as a human rights lawyer was somewhat eclipsed when she conquered hollywood's most famous bachelor. >> amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, i couldn't be more proud to be your husband. >> since her 2014 wedding to george clooney, amal has been stealing the show on red carpets and magazine covers and getting a shoutout at the golden globes for her long list of accomplishments even though george was the honoree. >> so tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award. >> reporter: but now as the
fight to free the al jazeera staff surges back into the spotlight, amal is taking charge here, too. leading the international outcry against a regime widely condemned for going after respected journalists. >> every single third party that has looked at this case from the beginning from the u.n. to the eu, the u.s., the uk, everyone has said there is no evidence to sustain any of the charges. >> reporter: and shortly after the sentence was handed down, the u.s. state department called on egypt to reconsider saying the freedom of the press to investigate, report and comment is fundamental to any free society. alex marquardt, abc news, london. >> this is such an important case. i've worked over in egypt before. and they can just round up journalists can, lock them up and just phony charges against them. so the fact that amal clooney is using her star power but also she's trained in this. she really is truly passionate about human rights and speaking up for the voiceless. so, it's pretty incredible that even after marrying george clooney, she has not lost that
of classes at randolph macon college in ashland, virginia. and four members of the freshman classes, they're suffering a little less homesickness than the other students. >> they're the jones quadruplets from chestertown, maryland. they couldn't imagine being together even in college. evan armor reports from our richmond, virginia station. >> i'm hannah. >> i'm lexi. >> i'm rachel. >> i'm jake. >> reporter: meet the jones double duo, quadruplets from chester town, maryland. they've been together forever and when it came to picking a college, the soccer players kicked around the idea of a handful of schools. but a high school teacher, a randolph macon alum, sold them on the ashland college. >> we just kind of felt like we had to come down and see it for ourselves. >> in the end we all fell in love with randolph macon. so it was all our number one choice. and i don't think we could have separated from each other. >> reporter: so they packed up a u-haul and headed off together. >> we were thrilled. >> the college says they've done a lot of research and they
believe the joneses are the only set of quads in the country entering the same college as freshmen this fall. >> that was great news when they said they were going to be here. >> reporter: and the siblings saying they already feel at home. >> definitely we've been referred to as the quads a lot on campus. >> reporter: and that the campus reminds them of the one their parents once called home. >> they went to washington college. it's actually in our hometown. they always said college is the best four years of your life and they always say they would go back and do it all over again if they could. i think they're excited we're experiencing it together. >> reporter: evan armor, 8 news. >> they certainly have an athletic gene because they're all going to be playing soccer and lacrosse in the spring. >> they said their mom had said they didn't plan on doing this, going to the same school. they said, make a list of the schools you want and they did and it turns out they alwaned to go there. hopefully they don't get tired of each other. >> or else get tired of physics. >> you'll have detention with me. >> no, sorry, that's english. robert frost. >> einstein. einstein.
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well, the nfl season opens a week from thursday night, which means there are still preseason games going on. last night was a rough one for cardinals quarterback carson palmer. he kept throwing the ball to oakland defenders. oh! the big boys call this an interception. well, oakland quarterback david carr played better, but it wasn't enough to win. arizona takes the one, 30-23. oh, okay. well, in a game that actually did matter last night, you have to watch some baseball. if you did, you would have seen cubs pitcher jake arrieta throw a no-hitter. that means you throw the pitch over the mound and nobody hits. >> over the plate, not the mound. i got it, too. it was against the dodgers. it was the second no-hitter against l.a. in ten days. after the game, arrieta, what does he do, hunky self, he goes into a onesie. yes, this is a onesie. maybe his laundry day is monday night. he put this on apparently because the cubs were boarding a
overnight flight and right after the game and but, you know, call me, arrieta. we can maybe do a onesie thing. i have a 4-year-old and 3-year-old. finally at the little league world series, things were looking great for the americans. a kid from lewisburg, pennsylvania, went bananas in the bottom of the first scoring ten runs. only problem was the japanese opponent scored another 16 runs. rest of the way. that's not good. we should have listened to the boys on wall street. you've got to keep your eye on asia. japan goes home with the championship after their 18-11 win. it's japan's tenth ever little league title. that's second only to taiwan which was 17. i told you the guys and girls on wall street know what they're talking about. >> got to keep your eye on asia. >> on asia. league record. do we have a little league record? we're going to get one. trust us.
this morning on "world news now," nonstop rain flooding florida again. from the tropical trouble in the southeast to the severe storms in the northwest, the power outages, extreme conditions and travel problems today. community outrage, the deputy shot and killed in cold blood. the suspect facing justice today while investigators want to know the motive. political challenge, the latest polls showing hillary clinton slipping while donald trump rides high. what it means for both parties in this unpredictable race. and later, making history at the u.s. open. can serena williams capture all four titles in tennis this season? the world is watching on this monday, august 31st.
good morning. it is monday. and i'm phillip mena. >> good to have you back again. and we were talking about the big cubs game. i'm going to get to that in sports with reena in one of our later half hours. >> no-hitter. >> searching back and forth between that and the vmas all happening at the same time. >> also a lot of activity people are focusing on which i thought would be a bigger story was the extreme weather on both sides of the country. a major hurricane in the pacific. plus, a wet week for florida. it really was. >> yes, it sure was. the remnants of tropical storm erika moving northward through the state. the tropical rainstorm could bring flooding with as much as 6 inches of rain in some parts of the sunshine state. abc's rob marciano is there. >> reporter: residents in the pacific northwest cleaning up, a rare summer windstorm tearing through the region this weekend whipping up that water on lake washington. in oregon, snapping this power pole apart, sparks spreading
flames across the dry grass below and toppling scores of trees. >> heard a big crack noise and saw part of the tree fall down onto the line. >> reporter: even catching shoppers by surprise. rebecca hansen with her young daughter when the lights went out. >> we're stuck up here because the escalators don't work and the elevators don't work. >> reporter: tragically those winds did more than knock out power. back in washington state, falling trees and branches killing two near tacoma. across the country in tampa, florida, sandbags in high demand. >> not taking any chances. our side yard got pretty flooded last time. >> reporter: more than 15 inches of rain already falling this month. that saturated ground primed to flood again. so, you're in a susceptible neighborhood. >> yes, i'm in zone a. >> reporter: zone a, what does that mean? >> that's the worst. >> reporter: this station handing out more than 2500 sandbags alone. depending on how much more rain we get, to could go down as the wettest august on record in tampa. flood watches for much of the state.
much of the moisture left over from erika will be spread out and diluted across parts of georgia and the carolinas. rob marciano, abc news, tampa. air travel was disrupted last night at newark liberty airport following a security breach. terminal c was evacuated after authorities say a man made his way into a secure hallway. he was taken into custody after being confronted by customs and border patrol agents. a spokesman says that the man was sent to the hospital for evaluation. well, hundreds of people joined a prayer march in houston last night for the deputy sheriff who was killed while pumping gas. it's believed that darren goforth was shot to death because he was wearing a uniform. the accused killer faces arraignment today. here abc's kendis gibson. >> reporter: police in houston say they know who killed deputy goforth execution style. they're just not sure why. >> our assumption is that he was a target because he wore a uniform. at this moment we found no other motive. >> reporter: the ten-year veteran, married father of two ambushed friday night. police say it was 8:30 p.m. friday night. goforth in uniform pulls up to a
suburban houston gas station filling up his patrol car when he's shot in the back. police say the gunman continued shooting even with the deputy down. >> six to eight shots and an officer is down. >> reporter: police spending hours hunting the nearby area for the suspected getaway vehicle, a red pickup truck. 1:16 in the morning saturday, police release surveillance photos of the suspect. 3:40 a.m., a person of interest taken into custody at a home a half mile from the murder scene. a red pickup truck parked in the driveway. police charging that person of interest, shannon miles, with capital murder. miles with an extensive arrest record but no known run-ins with deputy goforth. [ playing "taps" ] >> reporter: dozens coming together to remember goforth as a vigil, a friend reading a statement from his heartbroken widow. >> he was loyal, fiercely so. and he was ethical. the right thing to do is what guided his internal compass. >> reporter: gas station pump number 8 is now a huge shrine
dedicated to the slain deputy. his accused killer is expected to make his first court appearance. kendis gibson, abc news, houston. >> just a heartbreaking story and two other victims of gun violence were remembered at a memorial service. the community religious leaders gathered to remember alison parker and adam ward, the two television journalists shot on camera last week. the general manager of the tv station where the victims worked recalled their young lives. >> i want to play softball with adam again, and i want to see alison dance, and i will in the wonderful memories they gave me, they gave us. >> the woman who survived the shooting continues to recover. doctors and nurses tell vicki gardner's family that she is the poster child for bullet wound recovery. police in atlanta say there is no suspicion of foul play in the death of a fan at an atlanta braves game. the 60-year-old man fell about
50 feet saturday night from the upper deck to the seating area below in the seventh inning of the yankees/braves game. he landed in an area where players' wives and families sit. the third to die there in the last eight seasons. a junior varsity football player from california is listed in critical condition this morning after undergoing brain surgery. nick brown was rushed to a hospital following friday night's game in which he suffered a blow to the head. brown underwent surgery to reduce the swelling in his brain. one of his teammates was also hospitalized but little is known about his condition. well, tributes have been pouring in on social media for horror film director wes craven. craven wrote and directed the iconic "nightmare on elm street" featuring the villain freddy krueger. it then led to several sequels as did his later movie "scream." craven said the inspiration came from his own childhood in cleveland when he lived next to a cemetery on elm street. wes craven died in los angeles of brain cancer. he was 76.
the family of a hiker missing for nine days says she's recovering after surgery to set her broken leg. she was found saturday morning in a remote area of the sierra national forest. abc's clayton sandell has her amazing story of endurance and survival. >> reporter: nine days alone out of food, painful broken bones, but none of it could break miyuki harwood's survival spirit. the 62-year-old hiker flown to a hospital saturday rescued after a seven-day backpacking trip in california's sierra nevada wilderness became a nine-day fight to live. a few days into the trip, harwood separated from her group, falls down a slope, severely breaking her left leg. >> she crawled for about two days to get to a creek where she could use her water filter to sustain herself till she was rescued. >> reporter: more than 100 rescuers had their own challenges. a 19-mile hike just to reach the search zone, plus smoke from a
nearby wildfire so thick, they sometimes couldn't see or fly. >> the smoky conditions made the search and rescue extremely difficult. >> reporter: but it wasn't what they could see saturday. it's what they heard. >> one of the ground teams was getting ready to search their assigned area. they heard a whistle. >> reporter: a whistle that harwood used to signal rescuers after she heard their voices nearby. >> we have voice contact with our missing person. she is injured. >> reporter: she was glad to be found. she was very exhausted. >> reporter: after surgery to fix her broken leg from her hospital bed, harwood thanked all the search and rescue teams that, like her, never gave up. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. from our health headlines, doctors are cautiously optimistic about a new wireless pacemaker. it's a tenth the size of a conventional device. and it doesn't require surgery to implant. instead, it uses a catheter inserted through the right leg. in tests, it's been 90%
effective but it has about twice the complications of conventional pacemakers. but, get this, it is the size of a aa battery. >> that's fascinating. well, word is that hollywood has survived the latest installment of mtv's video music awards in the annual get-together of the good and great was hosted last night by miley cyrus. >> as you can see, she underwent a virtual transformation each and every time she had a wardrobe change. one of the highlights of the evening was taylor swift presenting kanye west with the coveted video vanguard award. >> their relationship at the vmas well documented starting with that awkward moment six years ago when west interrupted swift's acceptance speech. everyone behaved this time. much more on the vmas coming up in our next half hour. it looked like she wore more than i really expected or anticipated she would wear. >> yeah, she's going to be switching in and out. >> is that right? >> each time they come out, we'll check that out. >> there's a little bit of a feud of some sort. >> nicki minaj maybe and taylor.
but we were talking about the acceptance speech there. we saw a little bit of that. kanye kind of just went on and on about all sorts of weird things talking about he saw justin timberlake crying at a grammy awards. he said he doesn't even care for awards all in the same speech. >> looking forward to that. apparently presidential news also made at the vmas. we'll explain. and coming up on "the mix," it's an on-the-job risk for a tv journalist doing his job, an attack by mother nature. the u.s. open starts today. and all eyes are on serena williams. why she could go down in history with this tournament. >> what is the racket she is using? i want to know. first the dynamics of presidential front-runners while hillary clinton slips, donald trump rides high. the latest polls and what they mean. and, remember, you can find us on facebook, wnnfans.com. and on twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." now." what do you got to offer us today?
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well, you see him there. vladimir putin, the iron man of russia in more ways than one, worked out with the country's prime minister at the president's retreat. look at him just showing off those guns in that white t-shirt. yeah, he is 62. look at him pouring tea. he's got a soft side, too. this video was actually posted on the kremlin's official website and shows the two chowing down on some barbecue and putin attending a martial arts demonstration. wow, look at that. >> yeah, like you said, the
guy's got some guns on him. >> he does. don't challenge him. >> yeah, nobody does usually. well, to u.s. politics now and the 2016 presidential race. hillary clinton facing off as some new challenges among new voters in iowa. >> on the republican side, donald trump and ben carson lead the field. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: it's the tale of two front-runners, for one the best of times. for the other, if it isn't the worst, it's getting there. the republican establishment fretting their front-runner is too strong and could actually win. democratic establishment fretting theirs is too weak and could actually lose. while hillary clinton has a comfortable lead in national polls, she's already trailing a 73-year-old self-described socialist in new hampshire. and now bernie sanders is surging in iowa, as well. despite yet another mea culpa
over her private home e-mail server. >> i should have used two e-mails, one personal, one for work, and i take responsibility for that decision. >> reporter: doubts over her e-mail account still under investigation by the fbi are taking a toll. 61% of voters now say she's untrustworthy while some democrats are urging vice president biden to jump in handing out these candy bars at this week's dnc meeting. trump, meanwhile, is having the time of his life. riding high in the early states, riding high nationally. seemingly riding high everywhere. top republicans are worried he's alienating key voting groups. jeb bush even making his own trip to the border to trash trump's plan to deport undocumented immigrants. >> his proposal is unrealistic. it will cost hundreds of billions of dollars. it will violate people's civil liberties. >> reporter: but perhaps the
biggest attack on the front-runners comes not from their opponents but from voters. a recent poll asking for the first words that come to mind about each of them. for hillary clinton, liar, dishonest, untrustworthy. for donald trump, arrogant, blowhard, idiot. so much for great expectations for either front-runner. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> kind of hard because you know, doing a putin type video isn't going to help them, right? >> i don't know. trump can probably pull off -- who knows. you never know with that guy. expect the unexpected. >> this has never been uttered before on national television. you think trump has guns like putin-style guns? >> that's next. we still got to -- i know last week we finally came to rest as far as the hair. remember somebody was tugging on it. >> that was one thing, yeah. >> we've got to check that out. but what an unexpected potential matchup, though. >> the two of them. >> trump and clinton like that. who would have thought a year ago, jeb bush was the
presumptive front-runner there. and not the way it's turning out. >> that's what makes presidential politics interesting here in the u.s., right? >> that means more voters will come out too. >> very true. coming up, another interesting match-up. serena williams on the verge of making history again at the u.s. open. if she wins this tournament, she'll achieve a major milestone that goes back nearly 30 years. and ahead in our next half hour, the summer of the shark is not over yet. a great white taking a bite out of a surfboard. look at that. and a hammerhead menacing kayakers. how this all turned out. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
and if she wins the u.s. open, it could cement her legacy as one of the top players of all time. abc's mary bruce has the story. >> reporter: serena williams is on the cusp of history. the tennis superstar poised to achieve what may be the most demanding feat in all of sports, the grand slam. at the u.s. open this week, she'll attempt what no one has done in nearly three decades, claiming all four major titles in the same season. the pressure is tremendous. but williams isn't showing it. playing it cool in an interview with abc's robin roberts. >> you're about to start the u.s. open, and you seem so chill. i mean it sincerely. >> i'd rather be -- after i won i was like i'd rather be in this position where i have the pressure and i have people expecting me to win than being in a position where it's like oh, well, she probably won't win. she'll probably make a deep run and that's not what i want and once i realized that, i embraced it. >> reporter: it hasn't been done since 1988 when tennis great steffi graf scored the last grand slam. >> that's it.
>> reporter: but it seems nothing can stop williams. this year the 33-year-old powerhouse has already won the australian open, the french open, and a nail biter at wimbledon. >> the next stop new york. >> reporter: she comes home with hopes of becoming truly grand. now, this is hers to lose. serena williams has no clear rival here at the u.s. open and she has acknowledged the only thing standing between her and history is herself. mary bruce, abc news, at the u.s. open in new york. >> that is so true, mary. yeah, i think it's really exciting. robin roberts will actually have more of her interview with serena later this morning on "good morning america." >> and espn will be the exclusive home for the 2015 u.s. open. coverage of the two-week tournament starts this afternoon at 1:00 eastern. >> you see that that leopard print outfit she's wearing. she's being outfitted by nike and said her theme was greatness. what does greatness look like in an outfit? >> looks like that. she's the most dominant female
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i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. and now it's time for "the mix." you know, reporters end up in very difficult, dangerous situations. we go into combat zones wearing helmets and flak jackets, we go into hurricanes with all the weather gear. and sometimes we go into dangerous situations wearing a buttoned down checkered shirt and this happens. >> reporter: this -- oh, oh. oh, oh. what is that? that's because it's hot outside. stuff like that happens. was that live? are we live? oh, brother. >> reporter: yes, weather anchor brad willis of our san diego station, we were live at that moment. and bugging out is a good lower third for this one. it was a large bug. and he attempted to run away from it. it does look like a small airplane. >> it is. it does. swing and miss, fortunately, for that bug. trying to shoo it away. he got his composure eventually.
never going to live this down ever but he got his composure and went on with his live shot as you must. but, yeah, it's going to be there for awhile. all right, from a bug to a pug, there is a pug named doug. a pug named doug, and he's internet famous, he's got like over 600,000 followers on instagram, a couple million on facebook. he basically takes pictures like he's a human. and another one that's capturing attention right now are pictures dressed like justin bieber. >> oh, that's good. >> so his handlers, i presume, dressed him up like this and see all these pictures that he's trying to imitate all of these justin bieber pictures. look at that little hole for the tail. that's perfect. there's one that needed to be blurred out. just another of doug the pug's bieber-like -- and this is one where he's being held and i guess that's the whole crew over at mashable in charge of doug
the pug. he's living that bieber life, whatever that means. >> there you go. people are always trying to one up everyone else when it comes to baby announcements that they're expecting. and this may be it. it comes close to taking the cake. this is what p.j. and alison decided to do with their january 2016 due date. they decided to spoof movies like "harry potter," "star wars" and make the ultimate pregnancy announcement, so they did this epic fake movie trailer and obviously with a nod to "harry potter" and "star wars." >> that is so well done. i mean, that's high production value on this. >> it really is a high production value. look at that. look at this. we don't even have those. >> coming soon, 2016 the baby. so football season is almost here. at the start of football season, they usually send out team photos. the university of miami had a lot of fun with this. look at these guys. this is not your typical boring panoramic. this is going to be blown up and
this morning on "world news now," extreme weather from coast to coast. the downpours from what's left of erika are flooding florida after a powerful storm slams the northwest. accuweather tracking it all. political bombshells. the poll numbers tightening up the democratic race for president. while donald trump's republican rivals try to set themselves apart from the front-runner. and also new this half hour, the guy who found 20 bucks on the floor and bought a lottery ticket. >> we are hearing from the instant millionaire. find out how he's celebrating and sharing his good luck with strangers. and later the spectacle on stage. miley cyrus hosts the vmas. last night's surprises plus the big winners in a special edition of "the skinny." it's monday, august 31st.
>> i didn't pack the umbrella. >> yeah, it is raining down there in the southeast portion of the country. >> yeah. >> it's bad, too. it really is. >> a lot of people from coast to coast. it's one of these storms people are just start watching to see what the effects will be. it's actually really drenching the southeast for the past week and florida in particular could see as much as 6 inches of rain as the remnants of tropical storm erika moves north through the state. but there's also severe weather on the coast. here's more from abc's richard cantu. >> reporter: in tampa, the race is on to fill sandbags as the remnants of tropical storm erika blows soaking rain over florida with more flooding. so, you're in a susceptible neighborhood. >> yes, i'm in zone a. >> zone a, what does that mean? >> that's the worst. >> reporter: more than 15 inches of rain have already fallen on florida, making this the third wettest august on record. tides are a foot to a foot and a half higher than normal, the churning surf concealing
dangerous rip currents. >> it's pretty strong, and the currents are bad. so that's probably why you're not going to see too many people in the water today. >> reporter: the rain from erika will move north over the next 12 to 24 hours carrying as much as 5 inches of rain to the carolinas and georgia in the next two to three days. on the other side of the country, stormy weather whipping waves into white caps in washington state. winds strong enough to crack this pole downing power lines and touching off flames. scores of trees were toppled and power went out. >> we're stuck up here because the escalators don't work and the elevators don't work. >> reporter: hurricane ignacio seen here from inside a plane is swirling closer to hawaii. it's one of three hurricanes now prowling the pacific, ignacio's projected track takes it just to the north of hawaii over the next few days. richard cantu, abc news, new york. tropical storm watches are posted in parts of hawaii, too. >> and while flood warnings are up in florida as the storm threatens the southeast, molly cochran continues our coverage at accuweather. molly, good morning to you.
>> thanks, phillip and reena. for monday, we're looking at some substantial rain across florida. erika's moisture just getting pushed into florida, also the southeast. so heavy downpours going to be the main story. flash flood watches are in effect from tampa to orlando. some cities just to the north of miami already accumulating five inches. the downpours going to continue through wednesday where some cities could see 2 to 4 inches of rain. impacts going to be felt to ignacio across hawaii. phillip and reena, back to you. >> all right, molly. thank you. a man is in custody after a security breach at newark liberty airport. authorities say the man entered a secure area and was immediately brought down by customs and border patrol officers. as a precaution, the terminal was evacuated and searched which led to dozens of flight delays. well, a suspect in the murder of a houston deputy sheriff appears in court today. shannon miles is facing charges which could bring the death penalty. investigators say he opened fire
on deputy darren goforth while he was pumping gas friday night. officials say the two men did not know each other and that the attack was clearly unprovoked. >> our assumption is that he was a target because he wore a uniform. at this moment, we found no other motive or indication that it was anything other than that. [ playing "taps" ] >> reporter: last night, hundreds of people marched to the gas station where the deputy was killed. a memorial is growing at the gas pump where he died. police in atlanta say there's no suspicion of foul play in the death of a fan at a an atlanta braves game. the 60-year-old man fell about 50 feet saturday night from the upper deck to the seating area below in the seventh inning of the yankees/braves game. he landed near an area where the players' wives and families sit. the long-time season ticket holder is the third fan to die at atlanta's turner field in the last eight seasons. and both tom brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell will be in court today for another deflategate suspension hearing.
the session is likely to be the last chance for lawyers from the nfl and its players union to make their points about brady's looming four-game suspension. the judge hearing the case had urged both sides to make a deal. if that doesn't happen, he could rule from the bench today. in the past he said he would issue a ruling by this coming friday, less than a week before the patriots' first game. well, president obama travels to alaska today to talk about climate change. ahead of his arrival, the white house announced that the name of mt. mckinley is being changed to denali. alaskans have informally called it denali for years. it means the high one. denali is the highest mountain in north america, just over 20,000 feet above sea level. to presidential politics now and surging support for donald trump and bernie sanders, two politicians who have virtually nothing in common except that they're considered outsiders. here's abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: new trouble for hillary clinton as bernie sanders nips at her heels.
fresh poll numbers from iowa showing a tightening democratic race. >> is hillary clinton's campaign in trouble? >> i don't know if her campaign is in trouble, but our campaign is doing great. >> reporter: on abc's "this week," sanders tells martha raddatz his ideas are winning. >> and that the vast majority of the people true all over this country are not necessarily anti-hillary clinton. they're pro-bernie sanders. >> reporter: but the former secretary of state's lead in the critical early voting state, now its lowest level yet. bernie sanders just seven points back, joe biden not even in the race gets 14%. >> it's good to be home. >> reporter: the vice president joining delaware democrats fueling speculation about whether he will run. >> does joe biden get in? >> i don't think so. i think the response out of the dnc this week was pretty discouraging. >> it's probably unlikely at this point. >> lz? >> no. >> i think it's the wrong year. >> very good magazine this week. >> reporter: among republicans donald trump is staying strong leading in iowa with 23%. his closest competition, neurosurgeon ben carson.
their rivals trying to steal some of the spotlight over immigration. >> people that want to come to our country should come legally, should learn english and adopt our values. immigration without assimilation is invasion. >> secure the border, enforce the laws, no amnesty. >> reporter: and governor chris christie defending his comments on fox news sunday that the government should track immigrants with systems used by fedex. >> there's nothing wrong with that, and i don't mean people are packages, so let's not be ridiculous. >> reporter: as the raucous campaign enters september, a quiet day ahead. front-runners clinton and trump staying home. devin dwyer, abc news, washington. we'd like to introduce you now to the luckiest man of the week. bartender hubert tang, he found 20 bucks lying on the street. he decided to use the money to buy two california state lottery scratch-off tickets and one of them had the $1 million jackpot. for now, tang is going to put most of the money in savings, but not all of it.
>> we've got to at least have a little celebration dinner kind of thing, right? mom can definitely look forward to like a new car or something. >> you know what? i'm glad you remembered mom. a lot of people forget mom when they make it big. tang jokes that maybe now he'll start leaving $20 bills lying on the ground himself. by the way, he hadn't played the lottery in a decade. i like how he remembered mom and he's going to pay it forward by putting $20 bills around. >> that's how you do it. karma on your side and you may win the lottery. >> there you go. one of the new venues for next year's olympics is now open for business. there's still some finishing touches to be done but the mayor of rio de janiero opened the olympic bmx center this weekend and he even took a spin around the bicycle track himself. he's also denied that a nearby bay planned for several aquatic events is too polluted for use during the games. there is a lot of controversy when it comes to that sort of thing because last year, just last summer, rio hosted the
world cup, and they were building all of these different venues for that, too. and people were upset about it because they were doing it in the middle of these impoverished neighborhoods and they're still spending money on hosting these events. >> it's such a catch-22 because it does allow for some advancement we saw in china, certain things happened but sometimes at the expense of the less fortunate, even though they're trying to better their nation. >> and it's proven it doesn't always work long-term. athens, greece, is still reeling from when they hosted in 2000 the olympics there. so sounds like a good idea at the time, but in a long enough time line, it doesn't always work out like that. >> okay, good point. well, coming up in "the skinny," what made justin bieber cry last night at the vmas. >> also ahead from the vmas, miley cyrus and her unforgettable fashion. see what she was and was not wearing. but, first, the southern california surfer thought she spotted a dolphin in the water but it was actually a shark who took a bite out of her board. the warnings along the coast, but first, the forecast. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world
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here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: on one of the last weekends of summer, two close calls with sharks have shaken two california beaches. one shark near san luis obispo taking a big bite out of a surfer's board. >> i was sitting on my board. i was a little bit further out than everybody else. i looked down and thought, wow, what is that under the water. came up and then bit my board. i thought it was a dolphin. he bit the board so i turned around and started swimming. >> reporter: that bite believed to be from a six-foot great white. the same day another shark just north of san diego, reportedly eight to ten feet long, spotted saturday underneath kayakers. >> came close enough to the swimmers to be concerned. the swimmers climbed on board some kayaks that were nearby. and were escorted to the beach safely. the whole time, the shark was following the kayaks. >> reporter: beachgoers near la jolla cove and shores popular beach and tourism spots evacuated. >> i saw the fin. it was going over to the
kayakers, and it was a hammerhead shark, and it was being feisty. >> reporter: at a time when technology is letting professionals film sharks up closer than ever, this footage from this weekend airing on discovery. this damaged board and the kayakers video, signs of encounters way too close for those just trying to enjoy the waves. that beach near la jolla reopened sunday morning, but the one to the north of here, that state beach is still closed. authorities say they will wait 72 hours before letting anyone back in the water. ryan owens, abc news, santa monica, california. >> the people are suggesting what to do with that surfboard. >> yeah. >> yeah, and some people are suggesting to make an art piece out of it. but she was saying she might not want to remember this encounter at all. >> i could see. you've had close calls with sharks too. >> and i lived to tell about it. i'm saying hello. thought it was my final moments. luckily survived. >> but it was a great instagram photo.
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♪ skinny, so skinny okay. welcome back to "the skinny," mtv music awards edition. miley cyrus played host. >> she says they gave her the job so that she wouldn't have to perform, especially after that twerking episode a couple years ago. but miley put on a show anyway with her costume changes from her first appearance arriving down a slide. >> some others featured a lipstick skirt and plastic and strategically placed dots. a barely there halter top. sparkly coat with a leotard underneath. the color chart number and finally, finally, a silvery outfit she calls conservative. yeah, that is pretty conservative.
>> a lot of halloween costume ideas there going to be ripped off for sure. and nicki minaj, she opened the show with a medley of her songs, but then a surprise duet with taylor swift. the two circling each other to swift's "bad blood." a tense reminder maybe of a twitter spat that they've had previously over vma nominations. >> oh, i remember that. nicki went on to win the best hip-hop video award but then called out miley cyrus for talking to a reporter about her. >> back to business. they had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. miley, what's good? >> hey. we're all in this industry. we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate [ expletive ]. nicki, congratulations and just because the vmas have already started -- >> okay. did it seem a little wwe a little bit? >> yeah, this is no tupac and biggie rivalry for sure.
this is no ice cube/n.w.a. sort of -- no. >> maybe it was a show. who knows. we're not sure. >> this is very toned down compared to the way those guys used to get down. a moment though for taylor swift and kanye west. taylor presenting kanye with the michael jackson video vanguard award. recalling that historic vma moment when kanye rushed onto the stage and protested her award when she got it over beyonce. >> yeah, but kanye's rambling acceptance speech got a little weird, partly because he admitted he had smoked a little something something, you know, to, quote, take the edge off. we'll take a listen to some excerpts. >> when i'm in the grocery store with my daughter, and i have a really great conversation about fresh juice. sometimes i feel like i died for the artist's opinion, for artists to be able to have an opinion after they were successful. i don't understand when the biggest album or the biggest video, i still don't -- i've been conflicted, bro.
i just wanted people to like me more. as you probably could have guessed by this moment, i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> wow. that would be very interesting. >> yep. sounds like a rambling dude in the corner of the street. >> all right. what is up with justin bieber? he performed "where are you now," and his new single "what do you mean," the music and the dancing, they were great. >> then he was lifted to the rafters in a pool of light and when he landed, he put his head in his hands, and he started to cry, cry, very emotional for some reason. >> all right. but how about a very upbeat close they had at the vmas from miley who did perform after all. she had this colorful number, a new track called "do it." on stage with her, a group of famous drag queens and a surprise cameo from the flaming lips. >> and then she announced a brand-new album online for
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♪ on this weekend ten years ago, hurricane katrina slammed ashore in new orleans, taking lives, destroying homes, driving a million people away and silencing the music that is so much a part of its identity. >> and now the city is recovering and the music, it's back. abc's bob woodruff was there. ♪ >> reporter: in this city, the
music is in their souls. ♪ hallelujah as katrina flowed in, musicians poured out. thousands of instruments destroyed in the floods. >> everybody sing. ♪ what a wonderful world >> reporter: but slowly in the big easy where jazz once began, the tones came back. ♪ on the streets and in the bars. ♪ >> reporter: ten years ago, people sought refuge in the superdome, but 13 months later, they return. u2 and green day came to play. ♪ ♪ the saints are coming the saints are coming ♪ >> reporter: and katrina and its destruction have become part of the lyrics. is there much music about katrina? >> there is. there's a ton. there's a ton. >> reporter: like what? >> al carnival time johnson is a local r&b artist who wrote a song called "the lower 9th ward blues" that's really great.
♪ i don't know just which way to go because my home is not there anymore ♪ >> reporter: the wind and the water of katrina did hurt the city, but it could not silence the sounds. ♪ this little light of mine, i'm going to let it shine ♪ >> reporter: bob woodruff, abc news, new orleans. ♪ i'm going to let it shine >> those images still so powerful. >> yeah, and the music and the sound so new orleans. and i have to also plug again, i thought our robin roberts did a fantastic job on the special last sunday, "katrina ten years later." it was really powerful, and there was a young chef who came back and helped revitalize the town. check that one out. don't miss our updates also at facebook, wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. now" informing insomniacs for
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