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good monday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines on "world news now." the world's tallest water slide is closed pending the investigation of a 10-year-old boy yesterday. park officials aren't saying how the boy died. this is the first fatality at the water park ever. officials in saudi arabia say a member of isis was in contact with the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a bar in southern germany last month. 15 people were hurt in the attack. in northern california, firefighters are making progress against the big sur wildfire. the blaze is 45% contained, and some evacuations have been lifted. nearly 60 homes have been destroyed by the flames. dreams of gold end in a horrific crash in rio. the rider in intensive care after this crash. the dutch cyclist suffered a
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concussion and three small spinal cord fractures. however, she's conscious and okay. those are some of our top stories on this monday, august 8th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all. we begin this half hour with the death of a 10-year-old boy during a family outing at a water park. caleb schwab was riding on the slide in kansas city, kansas, the tallest in the world -- 17 stories high. >> the name means insane or crazy in german. riders have to follow some strict rules. there's no word, though, on how this accident took place. >> we honestly don't know what's happened. that's why an investigation, a full investigation is necessary. all our rides are inspected every day. and our rides are inspected by an outside party at the start before the season starts. >> the water park will be closed
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yet again today because its lifeguards may be too sdrau-- t distraught to work there. the first fatality since the park opened seven years ago. to politics, donald trump looking to get back on message as he delivers an economic speech in detroit. >> he's been struggling in the polls as well as in several states. he tried to mend fences with the republican establishment, offering delayed endorsements to house speaker paul ryan as well as senator john mccain. and he reserved his harshest attacks for hillary clinton. "your voice, your vote." here's devin dwyer. >> reporter: down in the polls, donald trump delivered a new line of attack. >> the people of this country don't want somebody that's going to short circuit up here. >> reporter: the republican nominee trying to use clinton's words against her. >> what i told the fbi, which is truthful, is consistent with what i've said publicly. i may have short circuited it -- >> reporter: trump pouncing as clinton widens her lead in a new
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abc news/poesht poll. clinton up eight points, gains among women and support among democrats. trump, on the other hand, struggles to win over some republicans like ohio governor john kasich. >> i wish that i could be fully enthusiastic, i can't be. >> reporter: trump facing strong disapproval for his treatment of the muslim parents of a fallen american soldier. >> hillary's comments don't get the same attention that trump's do. >> reporter: a pro-clinton super pac releasing a new ad featuring a gold-star mother talking about her outrage at how trump treated the khan family. >> when i saw donald trump attack another gold-star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. >> she was standing there. she had nothing to say. >> i would like to tell donald trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness that only losing a child can bring. >> reporter: trustworthiness still a problem for both nominees. clinton's running mate trying to reassure americans their administration would be more transparent.
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>> the bottom line is this -- she made a mistake, and she said over and over again, "i made a mistake, and i've learned from it. i'm going to fix it, and i apologize." >> reporter: devin dwyer, abc news, washington. >> one more issue involving donald trump. there's another mexican official who's dismissing trump's promise to build a wall and force mexico to foot the bill. this time it's mexico's foreign minister who called the idea absurd. she said that they would never consider it, and she added that the real issue is not a problem about a wall but a problem about narrow minds. hundreds of protesters gathered last night in chicago two days after the release of videos related to the police shooting of 18-year-old paul o'neal. the videos show police shooting at a stolen jaguar that o'neal was driving. then o'neal veers right into a police cruiser, crashing head-on. there's no video of the actual shooting. that's something police are investigating. police investigating the fatal shooting of a man while he was playing pokemon go.
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20-year-old calvin riley was playing the game near san francisco's fisherman's wharf. police are collecting information from surveillance cameras. authorities say the suspect did not take any of riley's property or attempt to rob him. they have no motive for the murder so far. >> from what we know, there was no confrontation. nothing said back and forth. it was senseless, came up, shot him in the back, and ran for nothing. >> investigators are asking anyone in the park at the time of the shooting to come forward. it's not clear if the attack was related to the game. a fund-raising website has been created. now to a skydiving accident over the weekend in california. the men were diving in tandem, attached, when a parachute failed to open. the skydiving company was in the news earlier when a plane with 15 passengers took off and landed upside down. pistorius is being treated
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for minor wrist injuries sunday. the former track star told officials he was injured after falling out of bed and did denying that he attempted suicide. he's serving a six-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend's death. before the death, pistorius was planning to retire after the rio games. at home, hundreds of firefighters battling a fast-moving brush fire in the san bernardino mountains. the so-called pilot fire has forced the evacuation of dozens from their homes. the fire grew 1,000 acres within just hours on sunday. it's now burning about 55 miles east of los angeles near silverwood lake. and gulf coast florida residents are being warned they may have to evacuate their homes this week. heavy rains and flooding are expected from pensacola to tampa with as much as 12 inches in some areas. the downpours are also likely to cause road closures and extend into alabama and georgia. the low-pressure system will linger at least through thursday. >> so bad, in fact, all of the deep south will see showers and storm today. the wet weather extends all the
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way from the gulf up into the tennessee valley and across to the carolinas. there will also be rain later in the central plains and southern rocky. >> atlanta, new orleans, and miami all heading for highs around 88 today. highs in the northeast and midwest about the 80s. only reaching 81 today in los angeles. it will be much cooler in the northwest. and it's getting cheaper and cheaper to drive. the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gas this morning is $2.12. that's 13.5 cents less than it was just a month ago. almost half a dollar less than this time a year ago. california has the highest prices. south carolina the lowest. gas prices are being driven down by falling oil prices. okay. now to quite a milestone. the miami marlins' ichiro suzuki has reached a milestone with a triple off the wall in denver. that was his 3,000th hit. he's the 30th major league baseball flyer do so and the
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first is from japan. only one other player hit the 3,000 milestone with a triple, paul molitor, suzuki's hitting coach while in seattle. the marlins beat the rockies 10-7. he's 42. might be a little bit of an asterisk next to him. >> you think? >> a lot of those hits were during his nightmare japan. >> fine. -- his time in japan. >> fine. debbie downer. the yankees' alex rodriguez calling it quits after new york plays tampa bay friday night. his fourth time with 696 home runs. he may be a first in the number of headlines over his career. here's abc's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: alex rodriguez counting down the days. >> i love this game, and i love this team. today i'm saying good-bye to
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both. >> reporter: the new york yankees releasing the controversial lightning rod from his contract. the 41-year-old emotionally reflecting on his career. >> at 18, i just wanted to make the team. >> reporter: the slugger, plagued with troubles his last several seasons. suspended in 2014 for performance enhancing drugs. and this year, a miserable one on the field. striking out more often than scoring. a-rod himself admitting the struggle. >> it's been very painful and embarrassing to sit on the bench. >> reporter: the shakeup shocking to his fans. >> i grew up watching him, and i kind of feel like he's being forced out. but that's the powers that be that made the decision. it's not a farewell to the franchise. a-rod will remain as a special adviser to the team through december of 2017. and the yankees still on the hook for his salary next year, $21 million. >> he hasn't been a really productive member of this organization or professional baseball in a long time.
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>> reporter: love him or hate him, he's still a major crowd draw. bleacher seats for a-rod's last game already skyrocketing to more than 400% face value. abc news, new york. this is not the way the nfl planned to begin the 2016 preseason. the league canceled sunday night's hall of fame game between indianapolis and green bay because of poor field conditions in canton, ohio. >> you can imagine it put quite a damp or what was a weekend of celebrations for the 2016 hall of fame class. eight more men now have busts in canton including brett favre, you see there. he said what drove him was hearing that his father tell a high school coach that the young quarterback could play better. >> i spent the rest of my career trying to redeem myself and make him proud. and i hope i succeeded. >> i think so. i think he probably has. >> he did. favre also said that he had fun had in his 20-year career. and sometimes he couldn't
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believe that he was being paid to play the game. >> good for him. >> aaron rodgers was there. watched that and not "the bachelorette." >> really into that, huh? >> yeah. coming up, the u.s. taking first place in the medal count at the summer olympic games in rio. we're bringing home the gold in a number of events including swimming and gymnastics. we'll have complete wrapups ahead. and a heart stopping video of a crash along an arizona highway caused by driver's tailgating. what you need to do to stay safe on the road. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought you to by vistaprint.
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individual swimming gold medal of the summer olympics in rio. >> michael phelps has another gold to put in his crowded medal closet, i imagine. >> he has a different apartment for it. >> what are the highlights? >> we're going to see tonight exciting stuff. as we head into day three of the games, the united states is leading the medal count with 12. while the weather in rio has proven unpredictable, american athletes are performing solidly across the board. in windy rio, athletes getting literally and figuratively blown out of the water. rowing teams canceling their events after gusts reached up to 35 miles per hour, knocking over fencing and ripping off banners. in the pool, katie ledecky shattering a world record in the 400-meter freestyle to take the gold. earlier that day she anchored freestyle relay team to take
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silver. michael phelps helping the men's team take a gold. earning his 23rd gold medal. the gymnastics team dominating the first round. an unheard of 10 points ahead of the chinese team. three-time champion simone biles leading the way with electrifying routines on the balance beam, vault, and on the floor. there were still stunning upsets. venus williams and her sister, serena, losing a doubles tennis match for the first time. venus also lost a single match earlier in the day, but serena is still in the running to take it again in rio. >> serena was the best serena in london i've ever seen. i can only hope i get there again. that was insane. >> reporter: other nations had to deal with setbacks off the field. kenya's track and field manager sent home and facing investigation following the release of a video showing him offering to protect athletes from drug tests.
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and one entire team banned. they failed the para athletes. their medals over morals mentality disgusts me. >> reporter: now remember, guys, team russia is still competing in the current games. although more than 100 athletes were banned as part of the same doping scandal. in fact, the international olympics committee ignored recommendations to ban russia outright and got a lot of criticism for it, guys. >> all right. >> not a great day for the williams sisters, but a pretty good day overall yesterday for team usa. what happen today? what are the big highlights? >> overall, huge. 12 -- excuse me, 12 medals overall, they're ahead. tonight we'll see the first woman to wear a hijab for the american team compete in fencing. we're also going to possibly see for the first time in 92 years female women's rugby take home a medal tonight. that's right,
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the women's rugby team could go for the bronze. >> female gymnastics tonight and tomorrow. it was fun watching some of the parents in the stands during the gymnastics. >> aly raze man's parents looked like my parents watching the pickup games going like there and this. >> swaying along with her. >> re-enacting it with her. it was cute to watch. i think any parent could sympathize. >> special moments. >> thank you for joining us this morning. coming up, the crash on an arizona interstate caught on video. >> what one driver was doing that nearly caused her life. video. >> what one driver was doing that nearly cost her her life. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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welcome back. we're always told how dangerous it is to fol we're always told how dangerous it is to follow another car too closely, especially on the highway. >> rarely do we see a dramatic and frightening video that shows how dangerous tailgating can be. >> reporter: this car caught on camera careening out of control. the horrifying high-speed accident, a graphic display of the dangers of tailgating. watch again. the driver in the green ford quickly reacts to avoid a mattress on the road. swerving and hitting the truck in the next line and then the rocks on the left flipping across this arizona interstate.
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the driver, a 23-year-old from texas, miraculously walks away unscathed. her life saved because she was wearing her seat belt. arizona authorities say she was driving too closely to the vehicle in front of her and didn't have enough time to react to the mattress. so how long does it take to respond? >> a total of about a second and a half to see something, react appropriately. >> and a second and a half doesn't sound like much. does it really make a difference? >> it can when you're at high speeds. that second and a half may mean you've covered 100 feet or so in that time that your brain is processing this. that's precious distance you've lost. >> a rule of thumb when driving on the highway, give three seconds of following distance. find a fixed object, when a car passes it, count. if you get to the marker before three, you're too close. police telling me tailgating doesn't save you time that road conditions and timing of traffic lights play a much greater role. abc news, los angeles. >> and that three-second rule, by the way, is for optimum daytime
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one uber driver in philadelphia is now in brazil to watch his own son compete in the summer olympics because of the kindness of a random customer. >> reporter: ellis hill, the proud olympic dad, now able to be in rio to cheer on his son thanks to a chance encounter behind the wheel of his uber. >> thank you very much for everything, liz, you're the greatest, i'll tell you. >> reporter: when hill picked up liz willock for a ride to a business meeting he couldn't help but beam about his 22-year-old son who is making his olympic debut in shot put next week. >> my son will be competing, doing his very, very best, and i'll will hollering and supporting him 150%. >> when hill revealed he sadly couldn't afford to be there in person, his backseat angel sprang into action. >> two of my friends said "start a gofundme." >> reporter: in two days, the
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page set up by the health care executive swelled to over $8,000. enough for hill's air, hotel and meals with plenty left over for sightseeing and souvenirs. >> we're definitely going to be friends for life. >> for sure. i want to take a look at that medal when it comes back to darby, p.a. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> that's so great that he gets to see him. >> beautiful. yeah, obviously he could have done it on skype, but now he gets to do it in person. >> that's not the same thing. >> very cool, and congrats to sarah hanes -- sarah haines on being named co-host of "the view." that's it for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at and on twitter and instagram abcwnn. instagram abcwnn.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now, war of words on the campaign trail. >> the trump and clinton campaigns are looking far clean start to the week after a week of drama and distractions for the race for the white house. we'll hear you donald trump and "it's your voice, your vote." how are voters in swing states coming along with their decision? we'll hear from voters still on the fence and some lifelong republicans and democrats who this election say they're switching teams. identity thieves found a new way to get their hands on your money. how many of them are hijacking victims' cell phone accounts and what you can do to protect yourself. and a major milestone in rio. michael phelps adding another gold to his collection, but there's trouble some athletes are having when it comes to the instructions in the bathrooms or lack thereof.
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how do you turn on that faucet? we'll explain later in "the mix" on this reunion, monday august 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. not nick watt. >> i'm diane macedo. they might have forgotten who we are. ♪ reunited and it feels so good ♪ >> it's a good thing we have that intro. >> yes. ♪ >> it was just too much. the move went well? >> it went well. i'm now a new yorker. tax bracket went up by 20%. >> do you feel different? >> no longer d.c. >> do you feel rough and tough? >> i'm talking with an accent
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again. it's awesome. it comes right back. and a good vacation. you went down two makeup tones darker. >> the makeup artist panicked. a little sun. never hurt anyone. >> she's using my powder now. and we begin with donald trump, right where we left off. attempting to hit the reset button after damaging missteps. >> he's set to deliver an economic policy speech in detroit this morning as he slumps in the polls. the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows hillary clinton with an eight-point lead. 50% to 42%. trump is fighting to turn things around. he launched a line of attacks against clinton. it's "your voice, your vote." we get more from devin dwyer. >> reporter: down in the polls, donald trump is trying a new weapon. hillary clinton's own words. >> unstable hillary clinton, and you saw that. did you saw that where she basically short circuited? >> reporter: trump pouncing on clinton's answer to a question about her emails. >> i may have short circuited. for that i will try to clarify. >> reporter: mocking the line on social media -- >> i may have short circuited -- >> reporter: and on the stump. >> the people of this country don't want somebody that's going to short circuit up here.
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>> reporter: going so far as to say her rival is losing her mind. >> it amazing me actually. honestly, i don't think she's all there. >> reporter: the latest attacks as clinton makes gains. the polls showing support from women at the highest level and fewer voters viewing her unfavorably. the poll reveals serious concerns about trump. two-thirds says he has the wrong temperament. almost as many say he's unqualified and untrustworthy. on "this week," the former acting cia director said trump has been manipulated by the russian president. >> mr. trump simply heard putin compliment him. he then responded by complimenting him. he never thought that he might be being played. >> reporter: a battle over mental qualifications for the presidency far from settled as clinton warns about
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trump over e-mail, he may still beat me. >> reporter: trump endorsing the house speaker, paul ryan, as as well as senators john mccain and kelly ayotte. he says he plans to focus back on the economy this week. investigators are trying to piece together exactly how a 10-year-old boy was killed at a kansas water park. caleb schwab died while coming down the tallest water slide in the world. it's not known how the accident happened. the boy is the son of a state legislator, and the kansas city park was hosting elected official and their families. the park will be closed over fears the life guards won't be able to concentrate. this is the first fatality at the park. overseas, new details in the suicide bomb attack in germany that injured 15 people outside a bar. officials say a member of isis was in contact with the bomber who has been identified as a
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syrian seeking asylum. the attack last month which killed the assailant has been claimed by isis. and a terrorist in france, the suspect cleared of being the getaway driver in the "charlie hebdo" attack is accused of trying to join isis in syria. he was found on the turkish border and is awaiting extradition to france. back at home, after two weeks firefighters are making progress against a wildfire in northern california. the big sur blaze is 45% contained, and some evacuation orders have been lifted. the fire has already destroyed dozens of homes. also in california, fast-moving brush fire in the san bernardino mountains forced the evacuation of dozens of people. the pilot fire grew to 1,000 acres within hours on sunday. the area is sparsely populated. hundreds of firefighters are now battling that fire. now to the olympics and day two. american swimmer michael phelps
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adding to his crowded medal case. >> he now has 19 olympic gold medals. he swam the second leg as the u.s. beat out france in the 4 by 100 relay. he has the most medals of any athlete ever. >> impressive. in gymnastics, the women's three-time champion simone biles and aly raisman led the way. overall, the medal count is looking good for team usa. the united states leads with 12 medals overall. china in second with eight. italy and japan tied with seven. as far as golds, the u.s., china, and australia are tied with three apiece. one woman who seemed destined for gold is instead in intensive care this morning. >> the woman was leading the
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road race when that crash happened. she suffered a concussion and three spinal fractures. matt gutmann has more. >> reporter: the dutch cyclist recovering in a hospital. skidding into that turn earlier wobbling, then launching over the handlebars into a concrete gutter. >> she's down. >> reporter: and the jeers of zika by brazilian fans contagious, spreading from the soccer pitch to the pair of americans at the beach volleyball stadium. [ chanting ] rio's woes not all manmade. gale-force winds forcing the suspension of rowing events, and the paralympic committee slapping a stunning ban on all russian paralimpians. russia accused of state-run doping of disabled athletes and now the unflinching condemnation of russia cheating. >> i believe the russian government has catastrophically
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failed its paraathletes. their morals over medals mentality disgust me. >> reporter: the ioc booting a track and field coach, accused of soliciting bribes over drug tests. kenya says they'll face an investigation. amid the turmoil, the games go on. earlier we spoke with the first american ever to compete in a head wrap. she said her faith made fencing a perfect sport for her. >> i had to have long sleeves and pants, and with fencing it's a unique opportunity for me to be covered and fit in with my teammates. >> reporter: muhammad has become so recognizable that she came in second to be the u.s. flag bearer here after michael phelps. speaking of fencing, alexander massialas taking the silver. mat gutmann, abc news, rio. a stunner in the tennis competition. venus and serena williams are out. >> the sisters suffered their first-ever loss in the olympic doubles competition. they fell in straight sets to a duo from the czech republic.
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the sisters came into the tournament as top seeds after winning wilmington last month will -- wimbledon last month. the loss stopped their 15 match olympic winning streak. on the men's side, the day did not start well for juan martin del potro. the u.s. open champ, he's stuck in an elevator for 40 minutes sunday morning. he was rescued by some of his fellow countrymen. members of the argentinian handball team helped him out. but the day did finish well. he knocked off world number one, novak djokovic, in the first round. >> okay. it ended up a little bit on the bright side for him. >> yeah. maybe that was part of the training. center yourself in a stuck elevator. >> meditate for 40 minutes in an elevator. coming up, the new worry about identity theft and cell phones. how thieves are targeting victims' cell phone accounts, buying new phones and leaving people with hefty bills, and how you can protect yourself. >> and why democrats are increasingly worried about pennsylvania. why the keystone state is seen as a pivotal swing state and why donald trump is
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dads don't take sick days, dads take nyquil severe dave, i'm sorry to interrupt. i gotta take a sick day tomorrow. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, best sleep with a cold, medicine. well, officials fear the death toll will rise after the capital of mav was hit -- of
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macedonia was hit by a freak rain storm. at least 21 people are dead and 77 others injured in what one weather official called a water bomb. more than 1,000 people had to be rescued from the rushing waters. the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is sparking outrage in chicago. hundreds of protesters blocked traffic and forced street closures on sunday night. the protests started after videos related to the shooting of paul o'neal were released friday. police chased o'neal after he allegedly stole a car. none of the videos show the moment he was shot. new concerns over identity theft that's costing people hundreds if thousands of dollars. >> a growing number of thieves have figured out how to hijack cell phone account and stick the victim with the bill. >> reporter: a growing threat in the palm of your hand. identity thieves hijacking your cell phone. >> my family let me know their phones weren't working. >> reporter: lindsay and mark herd immediately called their carriers and discovered criminals crafted a fake i.d. and took over their
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accounts buying three brand new iphones on their dime. >> i think they got ahold of my online account. they said they went in and checked a couple different times if i had upgrades available. >> reporter: this kind of cell phone hijacking is on the rise. over 2,600 cases in january of this year alone. more than double the cases three years ago. why is this fraud growing? >> you don't really need to prove a great deal in order to walk into a store and either change a service or do an upgrade. >> reporter: and if crooks get access to other personal information like your credit card, the damage can go beyond your phone. >> they saw close to $11,000 of charges i didn't make, and they call my cell phone to see if it's actually a fraudulent charge or not. the thief actually has my number. he can say sure, yeah. >> reporter: to protect yourself call your cell phone carrier and set up a pin number or pass code.
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that serves as an extra layer of security for your account. abc news, los angeles. a lot of people are focussed on the password on their phone and keeping that protected, but this isn't about getting into the phone itself. it's the account. >> it's even more brazen as a result. >> we had a story where a hacker was threatening a woman -- >> and saying stop cancelling my purchases. and it sounds the same. this guy is answering that guy's phone. you can approve the charge. >> you'll be compensated. >> brazen. coming up, a secret revealed about an actress, what her "suicide squad" co-star has revealed about her late-night drunken behavior and it involves prince harry. boom. how is that for a tease? first, why democrats are worried about pennsylvania. why the state's been reliably blue but could swing red and what swing voters are saying about clinton versus trump. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ we exactly three months away from election day as team trump and team clinton scramble for the swing states. >> one state has democrats, they're worried. it's pennsylvania. it's a blue state for decades. it's threatening to turn red over a growing concern about trade as well as, of course, jobs. >> reporter: the growing concerns i heard about trump is potentially a big deal. take beth haney. you voted in 2012 for who? >> romney. >> reporter: this time? >> i'm not sure yet.
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traditionally i vote republican, but i'm a little concerned with trump's outbursts. >> reporter: is there anything he could do to bring your around? >> yeah. get serious. be a little bit more presidential like he said he would. >> reporter: if trump can combine narrow wins in bucks county with big turnout in his rural strongholds, he'll have a real chance to win pennsylvania without these suburbs, the numbers don't add up. so trump needs white collar voters like brad bernstein. who did you vote for in 2012, obama or romney? >> romney. >> reporter: this time? >> hillary. >> reporter: quite a change. why? >> just the policies and he's -- trump is a little too far out there for me. >> reporter: would this be the first time you voted for a democrat? >> in my lifetime, yes. >> reporter: but trump is winning over some former democrats. like eric chamberlain, a doylestown small business owner.
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>> i voted in 2012 for obama. >> reporter: you ever voted republican? >> i have not, but i am this year. i'm voting for trump this year. >> reporter: why? >> i don't trust hillary at all. she wanted to be a politician her whole career. staying in a marriage is something that bothered me a little bit, too, i think. >> reporter: does anything bother you about donald trump? >> they're both horrible. i don't know who to pick. they're both horrible. i just think that he'll surround himself with great people. that's what i think. he wants to win. so i think his cabinet is going to be amazing. >> i will gladly lend you -- >> reporter: still, those comments about the khan family put veterans and their families in a difficult spot. >> i was very upset. my dad is a korean war vet. it just broke my heart. it's just recent antics have been unappealing to me as a
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mother, a woman, and in general. i'm just not sure he's the right man for the job. >> reporter: but in classic bucks county, fashion -- >> i'm not sure that hillary is the right answer. now, i'd love to see a woman president, absolutely, but i don't know. >> reporter: door knockers take note. rachel mcfillen of bucks county, pennsylvania, like many of her neighbors, up for grabs. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> in the latest polls hillary clinton is up 11% in pennsylvania, and every election year, some people call pennsylvania fool's gold for republicans. they always think they'll win it on a presidential year and it doesn't happen. mitt romney's last rally was in pennsylvania. and he lost it. >> three months, we'll see how it plays out. >> yep. coming up, why you're not allowed to put your mouth on the
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time now for "the mix." a lot of us watching the olympics. a lot of exciting stuff coming out of there. there's one particularly entertaining incident that's getting some attention. check out the bathroom signs. this is one from one of the rio olympic bathrooms. >> what is that position? >> it includes concerns like no toilet fishing. no peeing like a dog. no vomiting or defecating with his feet on the seat. >> you mean that's not socially in rio? >> no. no. >> peeing like a dog -- >> the fishing part maybe, but the rest is frowned upon. and this was discovered by the u.s. water polo team. alex bowen trying to figure out how to turn on the shower. when he twists the faucet for
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the sink, the shower turns on. >> isn't that how all showers work? very cool. so things are working out smoothly in rio. things are also working out smoothly for one man, 56-year-old leroy black. until he died things were working out smoothly. this is in the "post" here, his obituary -- on, bid wears posted here in "the press of atlantic," in new jersey. so one of those is by his wife. >> that was thoughtful. >> the other is by his girlfriend. they both posted obituaries not knowing -- in some parts it's kind of identical. the first halves are totally different. the second halves are word for word identical. the first one mentioned the wildfire, but the second one says he's survived by family and his girlfriend.
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he died -- the coroner says -- >> leroy, you snake. >> leroy. don't hate the game, the player. don't hate the player, hate the game. he died of lung cancer, but i'm thinking that there was a little bit of heart palpitations trying to control two women. >> that's possible. now guinness book of world records has been set. this one involves some dancing robots. 1,007 robots organized by a team from china. this is at a beer festival. each of the robots the whole thing is controlled by one mobile phone, and they had to dance for a full minute. several of them were disqualified for falling over or stopping, but enough kept going. let me get to this woman. she's been waiting 100 years for this. so this is a grandma in illinois. marie pope.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," tragedy at the water park. a family is grieving this morning after their 10-year-old son died going down a slide. we're get the behind the scenes look at the park known for its massive ride. and the presidential race taking a turn through detroit's rock city setting up a battle of the bands for clinton and trump campaigns. see why the latest polling data provides a look at what the campaign may be looking at. and a midair take down. >> a crowded cross country plane of forced to change course when a passenger allegedly attacked a flight attendant. the latest in a series is of similar incidents. we have the details. and the rivalry between justin bieber and orlando bloom is threatening to break the internet. the pop star caught in the nude again days after orlando bloom shocked the world with his own set of racy
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pics. could it be a trend, an epidemic? a scourge on the world this summer? it's in "the skinny" on this monday, august 8th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. we begin this morning with tragedy at an amusement park over the weekend. >> a 10-year-old boy died while on the world's tallest water slide. it's not known if he fell or something else went wrong. riders must be 4.5-feet tall and go down in a raft holding three people. >> park officials are stunned. they say they've never dealt with something like this before. the water slide opened two years ago. the german name means insane. it's the biggest water slide in the world. abc's marci gonzalez has more. >> reporter: a day at the water park turning tragic. a boy killed on this massive
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water slide in kansas city, kansas. >> we are saddened to share a young boy died on a ride this afternoon. >> the young boy's family with him at the time of the accident. the park immediately closing down. investigators rushing to the scene working to figure out what went on on this giant water slide. it's built as the tallest water slide reaching higher than the statue of liberty. this file video shows the 168-foot plummet. riders reaching up to 45 miles per hour. the name means crazy or insane in german. the ride so risky once every rider climbs the 264 steps to the top they hear this. >> there's a risk -- >> reporter: a two-page safety warning. abc news getting special access when the ride opened in 2014, even getting a look at the testing. sandbags strapped into boats go flying off the side. originally capable of launching people up to 70 miles
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per hour and reaching formula one acceleration, so fast engineers had to slow it down. the opening delayed time and time again. park officials confirming the park was inspected for weeks before it opened this summer. investigators are on scene in kansas city. we're told the park will be closed. abc news, marci gonzalez. we turn our focus now politics. donald trump shifting his focus to the economy after a week mired in personal feuds as well as slumping poll numbers. trump's policy speech to the detroit economic club this morning just days before hillary clinton addresses the same group. he's expected to lay out a vision that talks about cutting taxes and regulation and boosting middle class wages. polls show trump trailing clinton by eight points nationally. two-thirds say he has the wrong temperament. almost as many say he's unqualified and untrustworthy. after tangling with members
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of his own party, trump is now turning his attention back to clinton. he suggested that secretary clinton was mentally unfit calling her unstable, unbalanced and unhinged. former acting cia director mike morrell, a clinton supporter, said trump of being manipulated by vladimir putin, calling for his mind games. >> he heard putin compliment him, he responded by complimenting him. he never thought that he might be being played. >> trump fired back calling morell a clinton flunky and a lightweight who made serious bad calls. at least 39 people are dead after remnants of hurricane earl ravaged make. earl triggered mudslides across eastern mexico. at least 28 people died in mudslides in the mountainous regions. authorities are searching for
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residents reported missing. meanwhile another one formed off the pacific coast on sunday. on the other side of the gulf of mexico, heavy rain and flooding along the gulf coast from tampa to pensacola. some communities could see one to three inches of rain this week. all the rain could come within an hour or two making flooding more likely. residents should prepare for evacuations and road closures. as we look at the weather, needless to say, you can see right there what's going to happen on the gulf coast. there will be showers and storms for practically the entire southeast. there could be a few afternoon showers in the central plains and the southwest. >> temps will hit 88 for more of the south, but dallas will top out at 102. the northeast, midwest highs in the 80s. cool in the northwest only reaching room temperature. to new york city, and police frantically searching for clues in the brutal slaying of a new york jogger. karina vetrano went for a run on tuesday and never returned home. her body was discovered by her father, a retired firefighter. for the first time on sunday we
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heard in her grief stricken parents. they thanked the investigators. the mother had a message for the killer. >> the whole entire world knows what a pathetic, puny, weak piece of filth that you are. >> police say they don't believe she knew her killer. hundreds gathered for the funeral on saturday. there's a $10,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest. a suspect in an air rage incident charged with assault. it forced the spirit ails flight to make an emergency landing in phoenix. eva pilgrim with more. >> reporter: this man in handcuffs after terrifying moments on this packed cross-country flight. >> i jumped on the guy and
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restrained him. got his hands behind his back. >> a 64-year-old taken down by a fellow passenger after witnesses say he attacked a flight attendant and tried to open the cabin door. the spirit flight headed from l.a. to florida forced to make an emergency landing in phoenix. moments later police board the plane and arrest the man who they say appeared to be impaired. he's facing assault charges and is the latest passenger arrested on a flight. >> sit down! enough! you don't put your hands on my flight attendant! >> reporter: an american airlines pilot taking down an unruly passenger in charlotte on monday after this. the man slams into a flight attendant. several passengers fight to subdue the man in the red shirt. finally restraining him with tape and seat belts on a russian plane. in june, two fighter jets escorting a delta flight to the ground after a passenger made threats against the plane. >> he was walking up and down
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the aisle staring at people, acting unusual, anxious, rubbing his chest, and wouldn't sit down. >> reporter: the flight attendant association telling abc news they're seeing more and more cases of unruly passengers. the leading cause? alcohol. eva pilgrim, abc news, tampa. over the weekend over a dozen dolphins were rescued after they were stranded in shallow waters off cape cod. >> some of the dolphins were able to refloat in the water, but two of the dolphins regrounded themselves a second time. they had to cart them in a vehicle up the beach to take them to safer deeper water at a release point. >> you can see the humanitarian effort that went into place to try to get them to safety. >> it's complicated rescuing these animals because they're not meant to be out of water even in transport. they're sensitive to the movement. we hope that one ends
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successfully. coming up, the latest headlines from the summer olympics in rio. the u.s. leads with a medal count of 12. we'll look at how team usa is performing. and the revelation about one "suicide squad" star. that story ahead in the skinny. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisors group. visors group. now." "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisors group.
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\ [ chants ] that would be the crowd at the women's beach volleyball match between poland and the u.s. shouting "zika" at the americans. it may be the fallout from hope
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solo wearing mosquito netting and holding insecticide in a picture on social media. the americans called the chant energizing even though they lost. nothing funny about what happened on the cycling course yesterday. a cyclist remains in intensive care after this crash. >> the dutch cyclist suffered a concussion and spinal cord fractures. she's said to be conscious and okay. it came a day after an italian cyclist suffered a broken collarbone in a race. the most-decorated olympian in history has added to his large collection. american swimmer micheal phelps now has 19 gold medals and counting.
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>> how do you say "19" in portuguese? the u.s. women's gymnastics team stormed into tuesday's all around final. she might have made it up. jim ryan with the recap. >> reporter: michael phelps made his 2016 olympic debut in the pool for the 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay showing why he's the most-decorated american swimmer in history. he won another gold medal. that gives him 23 olympic medals. rising swimming star katie ledecky did the 400 meter free style. she won a gold medal after picking up a silver on saturday. katie ledecky breaking her own world record. in the 100 meter women's butterfly, the u.s. defending woman took the bronze. sweden took the gold. the u.s. women's gymnastic team romped on sunday in the qualifying. behind the 19-year-old super star simone biles, the american women finished nearly 10 point in front of china. biles, a three-time world championship finished ahead of aly raisman. they are all in the all around or event finals. biles and raisman both. serena williams was victorious,
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but she and her sister lost their first round match for the first time. stunned by the czech republic team. 6-4, 6-3. our thanks to jim. it's exciting enough to win your country's first-ever olympic medal. now imagine what it feels like if that medal is gold. >> majlinda kelmendi knows. she is kosovo's first olympic champion. she won a judo final. this is her first olympics since declaring its independence from serbia eight years ago. >> i should point out i was checking on my phone, the medal count for our respective countries, portugal and belize are still at -- >> zero, goose eggs. goose eggs over here. >> the contingent walked through so quickly on friday, blanked,
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missed it -- three of them. when we come back, how justin bieber is trying to outdo orlando bloom in a competition. and a hollywood legend fires back at her critics. "the skinny" is next. back at her critics. "the skinny" is next. hollywood legend fires back at her critics. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right, time for "the skinny." topping our headlines, the rivalry between justin bieber and orlando bloom is heating up social media, you could say. >> putting the "skinny" in "skinny dipping." apparently anything orlando can do, justin bieber can do better just days after bloom was caught on camera whipping off his swim trunks to paddle board with katy perry, triggering a frantic search to find the uncensored photos, bieber now one upping his rival. >> bieber was caught on camera dropping trow in hawaii as he took a daring dip in the ocean. >> sadly we can't show you -- sadly? we can't show you those photos, but we can show you these tamer photos from his vacation frolicking in the water with a giant pink flamingo inner tube with friends during a relaxed and more pg-rated moment. a lot of people going on line --
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>> you were worried to read that line about the pink flamingo weren't you? >> where are we going? you can look for yourself and try to figure out who wore it better. bieber or bloom -- >> or didn't wear it. >> exactly. next, to a new revelation about actress cara delevingne. she and her "suicide squad" co-star robby and their exploits. >> now robby says she takes the cake, so to speak when she confided that she often drunk texts britain's prince harry late at night. >> they partied with harry late last year in london at a bash
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held by a model where he joined them in a photo booth along with a princess of york, and an mtv reporter. >> robby says she has harry's phone number, but while they do often text each other, she admits she's not as quick to reply as he is, saying he's quick to text. while she keeps him waiting for a response for weeks. >> that's why harry's still single. >> uh-huh. back to l.a., shall we go? and lily tomlin, the actress, had some pointed words to say about certain mean critics. >> she was honored with a career achievement award by her "frankie and grace" co-star, jane fonda. >> she's appeared on tv for decades. "laugh-in," "murphy brown," and "the west wing." she said that television critics tend to be much more nicer than some of their peers in other areas of entertainment.
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>> she singled out one broadway critic who she says is a critic no more. referred to her as horse face not once, not twice, but three times. >> trying to hammer that home. tomlin's award this weekend came on the heels of a lifetime achievement in january. and finally, for residents of one residence in new york, lucille ball is scary no more. >> this statue revealed portraying the queen of comedy as wild eyed and a poison-wielding demon, some said. the sculptor offered to redo it for free, but the town declined. >> at long last, look at that. scary lucy was replaced with this statue with more recognizable hair, her trademark arched eyebrows and rather than baring her teeth like a rabid dog, a lovely smile. >> scary lucy will not be cast away into the fires. instead,
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go get it, girl. ♪ >> how about a little something from the weapons ministry vault in teheran? >> the critics may not have liked it, and you may not be laughing, but "suicide squad" set an august box office record raking in $135.1 million record in north american ticket sales. they need to make $750 million to break even. the movie has a long way to go. >> is that a comedy? what hole have i been in? $135 million, impressive.
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and rounding out this weekend's top three, jason bourn with a little more than 22 million, and bad moms at just over 14 million. well, it wasn't a bad mom, but more like a father figure who did an amazing thing for one blushing bride from pittsburgh on her wedding day. >> when the father of the pride couldn't be there to give her away, she got the next best thing. ♪ >> reporter: when jenny stepian walked down the aisle this weekend in pennsylvania -- >> it has been the best day of my life. >> reporter: the man whose arm she held would not her father. that would not have been possible. her dad, michael, was gone ten years already, snatched from his little girl's life in a murder. who was this person walking by her side? >> on your right you'll see a parking lot. my aunt's wearing white pants -- >> reporter: a person she would not meet until the day before
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the wedding when she had to talk him through the route to the church. he was in need of a heart ten years ago, and she got jenny's dad's heart. jenny grew up knowing a living part of her father was out there. >> we've been talking to him and writing letters and calling. >> reporter: but it was all long distance until -- >> jenny wrote me a letter and said, if you're willing, would you walk me down the aisle? >> thank you so much for coming. >> are you kidding? me? >> reporter: and so there they were in the moment of their meeting, jenny closer to her dad's beating heart than she'd been in years. so close she reached to feel that beat, and on this, her wedding day, that was possible. abc news. >> i love that story. you know, thomas had been waiting 16 years when he finally received that heart. was very close to death. >> what a wonderful moment for both of them to live through that. don't miss our updates on facebook at >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. ng insomniacs for
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making news in america this morning, a young boy dies while riding the world's tallest water slide. we have new details now about the victim and the 17-story ride that's raised safety questions in the past. losing ground, donald trump stepping up his attacks on hillary clinton as polls show him in a summer slump. the republicans still dealing with the fallout of a number of controversies as he prepares to lay out his economic policy. we're live in washington. breaking overnight, a fast-growing wildfire forcing people from their homes. plus, sandbagging under way as the sunshine state deals with tropical downpours and fears of flooding. and golden boy, michael phelps does it again taking home his 19th gold medal. leading team usa to victory. plus major upset involving serena and venus.


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