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making news in america this morning, ferris wheel fall. three young passengers thrown from the ride tumbling from near the top. witnesses describing the horrifying scene as the investigation gets under way overnight. donald trump andillary clinton spar over economic policies as prominent republican security experts say trump would be a, quote, reckless president. meanwhile, there is a new name entering the race. we're live in washington. and a bumbling arson suspect trying to burn down a barber shop but catching himself on fire. and check out this seaworld surprise when a girl tries to get a close-up of a dolphin. i guess the dolphin prefers selfies. >> i guess.
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a good tuesday morning to you all. taking a look at that dolphin's selfie, we'll have more on that in a moment. but we start this morning with tragedy. a freak accident at a county fair that sent three children plummeting from near the top of a ferris wheel. >> so witnesses watched in horror as the cart tipped over suddenly spilling them to the ground. this morning authorities are treating the incident like a crime scene. overnight a scare at a county fair. >> i've got three kids that fell from the ferris wheel. three kids. >> reporter: three children reportedly 10 to 12 years old in a terrifying fall from a ferris wheel in eastern tennessee. investigators say the car carrying the young passengers snagged on another cart on its way up spilling them out. one witness saying the children bounced off the metal briding of the ride eventually hitting the ground 30 to 45 feet below. >> i just feel real bad for the little kids, you know, they just screamed a little bit, and then they just hit the ground and was
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laying there. i don't know these little girls, but they were so little and i hate seeing something like that. >> reporter: two helicopters and an ambulance transporting the children to the hospital. authorities say they were alert and even talking after the accident. this morning investigators interviewing witnesses trying to figure out what went wrong. >> we're considering that and treating it like a crime scene at this point till we can determine whether there was any malfunction, make sure there was no foul play, that it was just an accident. >> an accident, indeed. the names of the injured passengers have not been released. we do know that the oldest is 16 years old. the fair will be open today, but the rides are closed. >> that ferris wheel incident comes as officials reveal new details over an accident at a kansas water park. police say 10-year-old caleb schwab died from a neck injury while riding the world's tallest water slide. two other passengers in his raft suffered only minoinjuries. they say he somehow slid behind the raft during the ride. >> i heard a couple of loud
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booms, just sounded like something hit the slide like boom, boom and looked at my cousin who was standing next to me and said, i think that's a body outside the raft. and as i get closer and put my hand on the slide, the lifeguard says there's nothing you can do. >> some park guests claim that the water slide's harness was not working properly earlier that day. this is the first fatal accident at that park, and the park will be closed again today. now to politics and donald trump facing staunch opposition from more prominent republicans overshadowing the rollout of his economic pn. >> senator susan collins says she will not vote for trump blasting him over his temperament, and 50 former national security officials have now sigd a letter saying that trump would be the most reckless president in u.s. history. we get more from abc's maggie rulli. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. that poll shows two out of every three voters believe donald trump lacks the temperament to be president, this as a new
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some might call it a more disciplined donald trump. the gop candidate on his best behavior while speaking at the detroit economic club sticking to the script. >> we will make america grow again. >> reporter: never losing his ol. >> i will say the bernie sanders people had far more energy and spirit, i will say that. >> reporter: and laying out his plans for america's economy. >> i want to jump-start america, and it can be done, and it won't even be that hard. >> reporter: under his plan child care expenses won't be taxed, and he'll simplify the tax code by having just three brackets, but trump offered few details of how he would do it and no mention of spending cuts. hillary clinton took to slamming trump's proposal at a campaign stop in battleground florida. >> they tried to make his old, tired ideas sound new. >> reporter: blasting trump's speech as repackaged trickle down economics and saying unlike trump, she'll be a small business president and create jobs.
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>> if trump were able to implement what he's proposing, heaven forbid, it would cost 3.5 million jobs. he would actually reduce jobs. >> reporter: and now trump may have more than clinton to worry about. evan mcmullin, a 40-year-old former cia agent and congressional staffer, entering the race as an independent third party candidate. >> donald trump cannot win. he is ensuring that hillary clinton win the white house. >> reporter: overnight hillary clinton's campaign announced that she'll take part in all three presidential debates, and she challenged trump to do the same as he's not yet signed on to the debate schedule. kendis and diane. >> all right. that's maggie rulli for us live in washington. maggie, thanks. we move on now to california. a monster wildfire is forcing the evacuation of more than 5,000 homes. the pilot fire, as it's called, has now burned about ten square miles in the san bernardino mountains, that's roughly about 60 miles east of l.a. dry brush is fueling the fire. crews are battling the flames on
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the ground and in the air as you can see there. right now it's unclear what stard this fire. hundreds of miles south of that fire residents in mexico are bracing for tropical storm javier. here's a look at the time-lapsed video from the beach at mazatlan. waves and winds are already churning and residents across the gulf of california and cabo san lucas are being evacuated. sustained winds there reached 60 miles per hour. some areas could see 8 inches of rain. and people along florida's gulf coast are likely to see more flooding as drenching rains hit the area for a second day. here's the radar showing that storm swirling from mt. myers to tallahassee. some areas could get up to a foot of rain. let's get our headlines from the olympics now and the u.s. domination in the pool, well, it continues. >> 21-year-old ryan murphy extended team usa's hold on the 100-meter backstroke. american men have won gold in the event. six consecutive times and murphy also set an olympic record just 0.03 seconds off the world record. teammate david plummer took the
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bronze. and speaking of dominance, it's been ten years since the u.s. men's basketball team lost a game. >> wow. >> the team's 70th in a row, that victory, that is, came at venezuela's expense. 113-69 was the final score. >> tight game. >> carmelo anthony scored 14 points. he played in team usa's last defeat, a six-point loss to greece in 2006. >> venezuela clearly known for their defense. here's a look at the medal count this morning. the u.s. sits in a tie with china with five golds. the americans lead in the overall count, though, with 19, as you can see. china second there with 13. well, still ahead, why delta's computer malfunction is still affecting flights this morning, more than 24 hours after that systemwide shutdown. and another murder mystery involving a jogger. the newest case is a woman found dead just blocks from me. some new details about the victim now overnight. plus, caught on camera, an attempted arson gone wrong. the suspect catching himself on fire. fire.
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okay, so steph curry, well, he didn't earn himself a trip to the white house after losing the nba finals, but he did get another golf date with the president there. curry and his dad, former nba player dell, well, they hit the links with president obama in martha's vineyard. no word if the curries avenged last year's loss to mr. obama. beautiful day there. well, florida health officials have confirmed a new case of zika bringing the total number of patients who contracted the virus in that state to 17. the new case is in palm beach county, but the infected person had recently traveled to the miami area where the other cases were recently confirmed. officials right now still believe the active transmission
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of zika is only taking place within that one square mile area. delta has a warning for flyers today, expect more delays and cancellations. the airline is slowly recovering from a computer outage that stranded thousands of passengers. more than 1,000 flights were canceled on monday, and to try to cushion the blow, delta is now offering a $200 travel voucher for customers who are delayed more than three hours or who have their flight cancelled. and walmart is increasing its stake in online sales buying e-commerce start-up jet.com as it tries to fend off competition from amazon. jet's founder is joining walmart as the executive in charge of both jet and walmart.com, both of which will operate separately. walmart is paying more than $3 billion for jet which launched just last year. it is now illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18. new federal regulations kick in today. retailers have to check the i.d. of any purchaser who they believe looks younger than 27. the new rules impact sales of cigars and hookah tobacco. and new details are emerging
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about the next generation iphone which is expected to be released next month. apple added a new pressure sensitive home button. dual cameras will take sharper photos for the larger version and the screen sizes are expected to be the same as the iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus. when we come back, taking distracted driving to a whole new level. check out this woman texting with her feet up. okay, and a dolphin tired of getting its picture taken, taking revenge. snatching a tablet from a woman. be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization.
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but, with 20% of your daily fiber, its actually fiber one. so delicious, it should have another name. you can only hope this woman in colorado is in a self-driving car, because not only is she texting while driving, she has her leg up on the dashboard. a passenger in another car couldn't believe what she was seeing, so she pulled out her camera to document it. the video is online now and going viral. looking at today's driving conditions, flooding will be another hazard in three parts of the country today. the deep south, southwest and northern plains. wet roads extend up to the eastern great lakes. and if you're flying, airport delays are most likely in new orleans, charlotte, atlanta, miami and phoenix. well, for the second time in less than a week, police are investigating the death of a female jogger. this time the jogger was visiting her mother in massachusetts. >> she went for a run and never returned. so far there is no indication
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that this most recent case is linked to last week's brutal murder of a jogger in new york. let's get the latest right now from abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: residents in princeton, massachusetts, remain on edge as police search for a killer. >> we have a young woman who appears to be a murder victim. >> reporter: the victim, 27-year-old vanessa marcotte, went for a jog on saturday at 1:00 p.m. and never came back. marcotte lived in new york city where she worked for google as an account manager. her social media pages showcase her life including photos with her mother who she was visiting in massachusetts. >> we do not know if this was a random act. we are asking the public to be careful and to be vigilant. >> reporter: police sources tell abc news investigators are looking into signs of sexual assault. this is the second high-profile case in less than a week involving a young woman murdered while going out for a jog in broad daylight. authorities say there is nothing at this point connecting the massachusetts case with the death of karina vetrano here in
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queens. they are urging people to jog in pairs and pay attention to their surroundings. linsey davis, abc news, queens, new york. for the first time we're hearing from the mother of twin girls who died in their father's hot car. police say asa north was drunk when he left his 15-month-old daughters in the car. breal ellis says it was the very first time that she left the girls alone with their dad. she says she was overprotective after losing another daughter in 2014. >> i was with them every day, and the one day i left, i just want to tell them i'm sorry. >> entertainer tyler perry is now offering to pay for the twins' funeral. a pair of robbers hoping to make off with some easy money clearly picked the wrong target in houston. the men tried to hold up a convenience store, but when they demanded cash and pulled out a gun, the clerk whipped out her own gun and opened fire. the stunned robbers scampered away. the clerk isn't sure if the men were hit, but we do know that
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she is okay. and surveillance video from kentucky shows what can happen when you play with fire. two men were trying to set fire to a barber shop andair salon, but the second molotov cocktail splattered one of the arsonists, and his clothes caught fire. and there he goes running, probably screaming, and he falls. fortunately there wasn't much damage to the salon. those crooks are still on the loose. >> didn't quite go as planned, though, did it? >> no, i don't think so, luckily. time now for some sports including west coast baseball. >> usain bolt having some fun at a news conference. here are our friends at espn. >> good morning, america. i'm scott van pelt. we do our show every night at midnight, and some of the featured elms include the best thing i saw today, which this particular show was usain bolt. now, he is going to be running sunday in the 100-meter final, i presume, because he's the fastest in the world. this is his last olympics, so naturally he has a dance
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ensemble. it's like a broadway show. there are dancers. i presume he was snapchatting the whole thing because that's how we do. ladies and gentlemen, the stylings of usain bolt. and from the world of baseball, brandon crawford, that was his seventh hit of the night. he had six hits in the nine games prior. he had seven hits in this game and that, the last, knocked in the go ahead and eventual winning run, though he was thrown out at second, who cares. seven hits. enjoy your day. >> you too. up next in "the pulse," the michael phelps death stare instantly becomes an internet hit. check this out. and caught on camera, a dolphin that really wanted to play with an ipad. ipad. the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa?
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♪ ♪ time to check "the pulse" and we're going to start with this. apparently there's no crying in baseball and apparently there's no shadow boxing before an olympic meet, as well. >> check out the death stare on michael phelps. it came after south african chad le clos starting dancing and shadow boxing before the 200-meter butterfly semifinal. phelps wasn't too happy and lost to him four years ago in london. >> it's just an ang gray stare. so the mieps popped up online.
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this picture showing phelps staring there at him. with the assassin creed game and there he is with that glare. >> if looks could kill, this, ladies and gentlemen, is dangerous. now, phelps did come out ahead. both men advance to tonight's final. >> but you know it's game on as well tonight. maybe they should start it the way they start boxing matches where they have to stare at each other. >> the olympic equivalent to that. >> sorry, phelps. lost and found in wisconsin. >> two men were out canoeing on a lake. they saw a leg, they thought it was a body. in a beaver dam. it turned out it was actually just a prosthetic. just your typical day there so they searched online and tracked down the rightful owner through a post on craig's list. >> so random. turns out a man lost it while
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fishing. the beavers must have snapped it up and he actually went ahead. put out an ad on craig's list and said if you found a lost leg, i'll give you 50 bucks for it. it all worked out. aside from bite marks it was in pretty good condition and he made good on his promise and paid the men who found it 50 bucks as a reward. >> still, the beaver has not been spotted since. >> the beaver is now pretty ticked off. >> okay, so here's an example of why sometimes it makes more sense to use an inexpensive camera than a tablet. >> seaworld in orlando. a dolphin apparently didn't like the close-up this visitor was trying to just, just grabs her i ipad. the owner has to fish it right out of the water. >> wasn't having it. look at that that was a quick grab. we don't know why the dolphin might have grabbed the ipad. >> i say the dolphin wanted to play pokemon go. >> i'm thinking it did. >> that's my theory. >> more news coming up right
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:30 club. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. >> it is tuesday, august 9. >> we had a crash involving a bigry and another vehicle overnight at 1:45. unfortunately, it is a fatality. nothing much of a backup at this time. this is blocking a long-term and it will an big problem. it is northbound 880 before you get to industrial parkway we have the two right lanes blocked. i am seeing green traveling conditions approaching the crash. we have video from the scene earlier as well. i will show thank you in a few minutes. we will check with meteorologist mike nicco and our forecast. >> good morning. off to a quieter start with the weather. live doppler hd shows not drop. clouds are just now rolling in.
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can you see on our roof camera. we are looking at 48 to 58 starting this morning the same as yesterday. we head through the day manner, 60 at the coast to 77 inland, bright and blue but the coast and in the afternoon it will get you into the low 60s at 88 inland. >> we have break news from san francisco. police are investigating a smash-and-grab in the business right in the heart of fisherman's wharf. tiffany is at leavenworth and jefferson. tiffany? [ inaudible ] >> looks like we have audio problems. >> we will have details on the breaking news a large police presence in the sacramento area. an investigation is underway into an officer involved shooting. we have just learned that someone has died. jessica castro is tracking that information this morning.
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jessica? good morning, minutes ago we learned it turned deadly. a suspect died but no police officers were injured. shooting happened around 10:30 last night after police got reports of a man with a gun. this is new video in the newsroom. our abc affiliate is on the scene gathering more information. we know limit right now. there was a large police presence andthe sacramento sheriff department responded. we will have an update when we get a better idea of what happened. >> thank you be jessica. the red lines in the make designated for muni buses could see changes. the red bus only lanes on mission street between 14h and 30th are causing a area hawk for drivers and businesses. two forced right turns are reversed, one at 26th and one at 22nd. business from the

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