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making news in america this morning, a new batch of hillary clinton e-mails released overnight. thousands of messages off her private server. some of them now deemed classified. what else do they reveal? we're live in washington with the details. severe weather. a major monsoon shutting down an airport and damaging a terminal. plus, a mother and her baby rescued in the floodwater. three american cities' virtual visit getting a special audience with the pope. the pontiff lifting the spirits of a bullied teen with a request of his own. and going viral, peekaboo at the zoo. a toddler and a gorilla with a play date to remember. good tuesday morning.
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we begin with the details from the newest trove of hillary clinton's e-mails released overnight. >> from the mundane to the messages now deemed classified, 7,000 e-mails from clinton's private server have now been released, the biggest batch so far. our political unit poring through the documents all night. >> abc's bazi kanani is live in washington, d.c. with what's been uncovered. good morning, bazi. >> reporter: good morning, phillip. good morning, reena. now there really was no smoking gun from this e-mail release, but clinton's critics are still pouncing saying it only further proves that she should have never been using a personal account for government business. the e-mail controversy still swirling around hillary clinton. the state department releasing another batch of her personal e-mails monday night, 7,000 pages, 125 of them censored because of information that is now classified but was not at the time the e-mails were sent. also revealed, at least one analyst at the state department's computer help desk didn't know about clinton's
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personal e-mail account. he unknowingly e-mailed her in 2010 to ask about error messages from her account. donald trump's front-runner status threatened this morning for the first time in months in a credible poll. another candidate, dr. ben carson, is keeping up tied at 23% in the critical first voting state of iowa. carson's only public reaction, retweeting of the new headlines and a simple thank you. trump noticeably silent, commenting only on other polls that still show him ahead. >> i love nashville. i do love nashville. >> reporter: while trump continues to draw large crowds and is gathering some big endorsements -- >> everything about donald trump's campaign is avant-garde, and he is crushing it in the polls. >> reporter: he is also attracting an increasing number of protesters at his events. now, donald trump is still leading in most polls, but this is the first indication that the
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race could be taking a turn, and also worth noting, another republican candidate seems to be picking up steam here, republican carly fiorina was in third place in that monmouth university poll at 10%. reena. >> a lot of those folks just trying to get in the top ten for that republican debate with fox news. we look forward to what happens in the coming months. bazi kanani, thank you so much. also, breaking overnight, severe weather cutting power to thousands of people in arizona. >> a line of strong thunderstorms roared through central arizona last night dumping more than an inch of rain in less than an hour. the storms shut down sky harbor airport and damaged the roof of one of the terminals. high winds also snapped utility poles, and some city streets, well, they looked more like creeks than roads. the flooded roads stranded a number of drivers including a mother and her 1-month-old baby girl. mom had the good sense to pull over at this intersection and get out of the car. firefighters picked them up and took them to safety nearby. and in south carolina, more than 100 families are out of
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their homes after nearly 6 1/2 inches of rain fell on charleston. three to four feet of water flooded homes and closed streets and a mudslide closed a major highway. well, you can see that storm system swirling off the coast of south carolina. the remnants from what was tropical storm erika now making its way into the atlantic. the family of a woman killed on a san francisco pier in july is filing a lawsuit. the death of kate steinle by an undocumented felon from mexico sparked outrage. among those to be named in the suit being filed today are the san francisco sheriff, the bureau of land management and immigration and customs enforcement. the gun the suspect used was stolen from a land management agent's car. we're learning more about the suspect charged with killing sheriff's deputy darren goforth who was ambushed last week at a houston gas station. shannon miles, who appeared in court yesterday, spent four months in a psychiatric clinic after being found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
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president obama has condemned goforth's murder calling it an affront to civilized society. goforth was shot 15 times. his funeral is this friday. breaking news out of thailand. an arrest has been made in last month's bombing in bangkok. the country's prime minister says the main suspect is in custody. investigators say the man was arrested while trying to flee the country. it's unclear whether the suspect arrested is the man spotted on surveillance video leaving a backpack at the scene. the bombing at a popular tourist attraction killed 20 people. new images overnight, confirmation that isis has destroyed one of the most significant pieces of architecture in the world. the before and after images show that main buildings of a 2,000-year-old temple in the syrian town of palmyra, it's gone. there were conflicting reports about the extent of damage to it. last week we learned that extremists blew up another ancient treasure nearby.
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well, president obama is in alaska to deliver a message about climate change. it's real and action is needed now. later today he'll go hiking on a glacier as he announces steps to make sure the u.s. can operate in the arctic year round. they include new coast guard ice breakers and more funding for scientific missions in the arctic to observe climate change. most investors are happy to turn the calendar to september this morning. the dow jones industrial average lost nearly 1200 points in august. both the dow and the s&p 500 were off more than 6%. it was the worst month on wall street in more than three years. and investors are still worried about china's economy and the fed's interest rates. labor day travelers will see falling gas prices. the average price for a gallon, $2.51. that's down 13 cents from last week and nearly a dollar cheaper than this time last year. >> good news. well, still ahead, a new connection uncovered between lack of sleep and the common cold. and virtual visit. pope francis delivering his first message to the american
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people before his historic trip to the u.s. the emotional moment, a teen brought to tears. and caught on camera, a police officer rescuing a driver moments before his car goes up in flames.
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@ well, now to that remarkable virtual audience with pope francis and americans in three cities ahead of his visit here. >> abc's david muir traveled to the vatican to join the pope for this abc news exclusive. >> reporter: we are curious if you have a message before your visit to the united states.
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[ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: he tells us big greeting to the catholic community of the united states and to everyone, all of the citizens of the u.s. and when 19-year-old marcus from los angeles asks him why his trip to the u.s. is so important. >> it's a great honor to meet you. >> reporter: he says, "for me it is very important to meet with you all, the citizens of the u.s. who have your history, your culture, your joy, your sadness, your problems like everyone else." there were many stories of adversity and survival. valerie 17 from chicago who has struggled with a rare skin disorder her whole life. she sought music to survive the bullying, and after the tears in front of the pope, an unexpected request from pope francis and that request in english. >> valerie, i would like to have you singing. may i ask of you to sing a song for me? be courageous. [ applause ]
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[ singing "by you, mary" in spanish ] >> thank you very much. so kind of you. >> reporter: tackling issues, immigration, abortion, education. we have never seen anything quite like it from a pope but this pope after all is already breaking the mold. david muir, abc news at the vatican. >> certainly is breaking the mold and see much more of the pope's conversation in an abc news "20/20" special. that's this friday night starting at 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. >> looking forward to it. when we come back, flight diverted. overnight a wild scene on a plane ending with a half a dozen arrests. and the surprising young age that experts are now saying you should talk to your kids about alcohol. havoc on our clothes, ruining them forever.
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if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in houston. well, a crazy scene on an overnight flight from san diego to chicago. passengers fighting forcing the plane to divert. >> at least six men were arrested after the plane landed in amarillo, texas. they were among a larger group that was traveling together. several passengers reported feeling uncomfortable with the men's behavior. a verbal altercation began and that is when the fight started. no one was injured, and authorities are looking into the whole thing. well, a for first time parents kim and fred left for portugal when she was six months pregnant. the twins came early but they didn't survive. more than 100 days later they're still stuck in portugal. the insurance company refuses to pay for the special plane their little girl hayden requires to fly home. >> the insurance company said no. they declined to pay for it. they are claiming that this is not a medical necessity.
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their stance was, well, just sit in portugal and wait until she can fly commercially. >> meanwhile, the couple's visa may only allow them to stay in the country for a few more weeks. a gofundme page has been set up for the pair, but they want the insurance company to pay up. there was no last-minute deal at a deflategate court hearing, so now tom brady is waiting to hear from a federal judge. the question for brady, nfl commissioner roger goodell and millions of football fans is whether tom brady's four-game suspension will stand. the judge who all but demanded a settlement could rule as early as today. he said his decision will come by friday at the latest. a texas police officer and a group of bystanders rescued a woman from a burning car. the woman is trapped inside her car after a crash. the officer spots her, grabs a fire extinguisher and runs to help. with the help of some good samaritans, the officer pulls the woman from the car, and
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minutes later the car is engulfed in flames. >> incredible. well, a health alert this morning starting with another reason to get more sleep. it helps in preventing colds. researchers have found that people who average fewer than six hours of sleep a night, well, they have a greater chance of catching a cold. the reason scientists say is that getting the right amount of rest helps keep immune system at its best. now we know why we have so many sick days around here. and there's some new advice for parents about when to talk to your kids about alcohol. in its new guidelines, the american academy of pediatrics suggests that parents should have the booze talk with children as early as 9 years old. the group says that children start to think positively about alcohol between 9 and 13 years of age, so they believe that the earlier you have the talk, the better. >> got to get to the ks early. now to some sports and you could say that serena williams eased her way into defense of the u.s. open title. she played just 27 minutes of tennis yesterday before her russian opponent had to quit their first round match because of an injury. >> williams did not lose a game,
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♪ all right, time now to check "the pulse" and just in time for football season, a movie trailer the nfl will not want you to see. >> the trailer already going viral is for the movie "concussion." it stars will smith as dr. bennet omalu, the real-life doctor who discovered cte caused by repeated blows to the head. >> the nfl does not want to talk to you. you've turned on the lights and gave their biggest bogeyman to life. >> you're going to war with a corporation that owns a day of the week.
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>> no proof was presented today because there simply isn't any. >> they have to listen to us. this is bigger than they are. >> it looks good. cte has been linked to deaths of former pro athletes and is the subject of many lawsuits by players who claim they weren't told of the risks. >> despite the nfl's best efforts, this story is just not going to go away. >> looks pretty good. well, this may be one of the strangest aircrafts in decades, the swarm, as it's called, it looks like something from the early days of aviation. yeah, it has 54 propellers and something called hobbyking stabilization, although it doesn't look very stable to us, does it? >> it also doesn't look very practical either. the swarm can only lift about 300 pounds and only stays in the air for 10 to 15 minutes, but it does look like fun. expensive, but a lot of fun. >> it looks like the cousin of the gyrocopter that landed in washington, d.c. a little while ago. >> there you go. just don't get it anywhere near the white house or you'll get
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into some trouble. all right. vine star logan paul is taking a split out of the big apple. he's punching up all over the city doing splits much to the delight and surprise of new yorkers. >> connection -- ♪ ♪ >> how does he do that? do you know how long i've wanted to learn how to do a split? it looks so painful. >> and he's a boy so you would think it would hurt even more. do you know what i mean? >> i know what you mean. splits are just a part of his ultimate goal. the 20-year-old is looking to become, quote, the biggest entertainer in the world and it looks like he is well on his way. it still looks so painful. >> yeah, he is pretty entertaining. he said that he did it to get girls really. he said that if you become flexible, you also become sexible. his words, his words.
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>> i'm not sure that's in the dictionary. >> i don't know. maybe it work, though. it is impressive. it is impressive. all right. now, what turned out to be a great thrill for this youngster duri a visit at the zoo, all he needed was a small gorilla about the same size as he was. >> the blond boy is isaiah. he went to the zoo in columbus, ohio, last week with his family, and he really hit it off with this 2-year-old gorilla. there you see in its enclosure. >> yeah. they had a really epic game of hide-and-seek going there for awhile. his parents said that the whole thing, it really only went on for about five minutes, although it really could have gone on all day except, you know, his family wanted to keep moving on to check out the next exhibit, but isaiah is like, huh-uh, why would you go anywhere? this is where the fun is at. >> but something tells me this baby gorilla may have had practice with a couple of other kids earlier. >> probably but he has it figured out. lots of trips to the zoo. mom, can we go back?
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good tuesday morning at 4:28. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. we have weather and traffic starting with weather portion. mike? >> thank you. good morning, we are waking up to more cloud cover this morning, and most of that is not covering eric as he looks handsome this morning. we look at our visibility and can you see it is 8 at half moon bay and seven in hayward and the clouds are late arriving but moving in. here is a look from the east bay hills camera you can see toward san francisco the marine layer is developing and the cooler weather is on the way. here is a look at the day planner, waking up to caller condition, my 50s to low 60 as we head to noon, most of us in the mid-60s to upper 70s inland, and the breeze will keep us seasonal today and take steam
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out of the heat we had. 66 at the coast and 74 around the bay and 84 inland. now how are we doing walking out the door? >> you will be met with light traffic headed to the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic was light. as we move to the san mateo bridge over ten minutes away from 880 to the peninsula and, finally, a look at drive time traffic, 580 over the altamont pass, 29 minutes to tracy to dublin, 680, mission boulevard south is 18 minutes and highway 85 from highway 101 into cupertino is under 20 minutes. >> topping our news, state and local health officials are trying to get the word out to people who may have been exposed people who may have been exposed to measles by a uc berkeley amy? >> they have to figure out where that student went on this
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campus. who that student exposed to the virus. they do know that the patient was on an a.c. transit bus and left campus august 24 at 3:30 in the afternoon but it would be five more days after that bus ride and the trip off campus before they were dewed. the number of people exposed could be high and it is still in question. those vaccinated, however, say they feel protected. >> i feel same i got the vaccine but a lot of people have not and some people who can not like limit kids and babies who are going to be more susceptible to that. >> the students are encouraged if they are not vaccinated to get vaccinated saying it pregnants 99 percent of people exposed to the virus.

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