Skip to main content

tv   World News Now  ABC  August 29, 2016 2:30am-4:01am PDT

2:30 am
good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following for you on "world news now." hundreds of passengers evacuated from the los angeles airport following reports of shots fired. traffic around the airport was halted. incoming flights put on hold. police are saying the reports are not true. hear what they say caused the chaos. so many people attended a vigil for the two mississippi nuns murdered in their home. police in durant, mississippi, say a suspect has confessed to the killing but gave no motive for the crime. and weather forecasters watching two depressions in the tropics. one headed toward alabama. the other may head toward the north carolina outer banks. and the mtv vmas, britney spears does
2:31 am
something we haven't seen since her blackout days. no, she didn't sing for real. and kanye west took a lot of time to talk about chicago, ray jay, donald trump. he might still be talking at this hour on this monday, august 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. we want to get started with the breaking news from lax. several terminals evacuated following the reports of shots fired. >> police the saying the report was false. they were only loud noises, but hundreds of people poured onto the sidewalks and tarmac. incoming flights were stopped from landing. they obtained someone in a costume at the terminal, and the whole thing a misunderstanding. he talked to our station. >> what happened is somebody called and said there's a man in
2:32 am
dark clothing out here. and they got scared, i guess. i don't know. next thing i know they let me go. they department arrest me or anything like that. they explained to me crazy stuff happens in the airports. but then two or three minutes after they approached me, it was over. that was it. so no charges or nothing like that. they said i was cool. everything is clear. it was a misunderstanding. >> police say no gunman. no shots fired. it was a big scare for thousands of passengers who have to be rescreened. still happening right now. many others walked to nearby hotels. they're waiting out the night instead of in long lines, and flights have finally started taking off again. they're starting to clear it out. >> there will be a ripple effect in this country and other countries where l.a.x. flights go to. >> such a major airport.
2:33 am
let's move to chicago's epidemic of violence. it's now personal. the cousin of dwyane wade, a mother of four, gunned down while pushing her baby's stroller. >> for a lot of the country, there's a face attached to the victims of gun violence. many people are innocent bystanders being killed in the windy city. two brothers have been arrested for that shooting. eva pilgrim has more. >> reporter: an emotional plea from chicago's top cop after arresting brothers accused of gunning down the cousin of nba superstar dwyane wade. >> she was another mother he who wanted her children to get an education the way any good parent would. >> reporter: a mother of four just finished registering her school for school friday. she was pushing her newborn baby in a stroller on chicago's south side when she was killed, hit by bullets meant for someone else. the police visibly angry. a man confessing he's the gunman.
2:34 am
his brother also armed. both have criminal backgrounds, both documented gang members, and both out on parole. darren released days ago, even wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet at the time of the shooting. what do you think has to be done to make this gun violence stop? >> the answer is clear. it's crystal clear. the gun offenders that choose to do this time and time again, we have to hold them accountable. put them in jail and keep them there. >> reporter: her death shining a into the light on chicago. murders are up a staggering 48%. the family asking why. >> i was angry. i was mad. i didn't understand why. why my baby? >> reporter: now focusing on the children she left behind. the mother plans to raise her four children. the investigation is not over. investigators are still looking for the gun used in this murder. abc news, chicago.
2:35 am
one more note about that. donald trump's campaign is defending the candidate's reaction to that tragedy. take a look. this was trump's tweet after the death in the news. dwyane wade's cousin was shot and killed walking her baby in chicago. just what i was saying, african americans will vote trump. his campaign manager pointed out he tweeted his condolences after. in another tweet, trump is promising an immigration speech on wednesday. now saying he'll focus on criminals instead. >> on day one i'm going to be swiftly removing criminal, illegal immigrants from this country. >> the republican nominee is blaming the media for suggesting he is softening his hard-line deportation stance. he said he plans to use immigration law to prevent
2:36 am
climbs. an icon of latin music has died. juan gabriel was mexico's top-selling artist with a large following on both sides of the border for more than four decades. mexico radio and television interrupted programming for tributes as did spanish language stations in southern california. his last performance was friday in los angeles. he died at the age of 66. and broadcasting icon charles osgood is retiring. the host announced the september 25th appearance will be his last. he promises he'll be back for occasional appearances. the 83-year-old began his career in radio and produced four daily morning features for many years. he ended every sunday morning broadcast with "see you on the radio." >> such a great. and high school football started this weekend. we may have our play of the year. you can all stop watching. >> check this out.
2:37 am
this is in florida. a fake punt. the defender went low. he went high. >> and he flies. >> he stuck the landing. kept running. unfortunately, this was the best highlight of the game for that team. they lost 26-0. >> what a play. >> yeah. good job there. >> we don't need to -- that's it. football is over, right? >> it's over. >> best play of the year and it's done. >> bravo. coming up, that sinking feeling you get when you realize your car has been towed. why a growing number of americans are getting that feeling and what you need to know before becoming a victim of tow truck traps. and why the fight over islamic radicalism is taking place in france and why it's surrounding swimwear. we'll tell you about the new burkini issue. first, here's a look at today's high temperatures.
2:38 am
"world news now" weather brought to you by mypillow.
2:39 am
2:40 am
introducing new k-y for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. why don't you dry my dishes? oh, he doesn't know any better. you just need to add finish® jet-dry in the rinse aid compartment. it's there for a reason. it dries much better than detergent alone. sorry dishwasher. finish® jet-dry. for drier, shinier dishes. but so we don't have tormin wad to get clean. charmin ultra soft gets you clean
2:41 am
without the wasteful wadding. it has comfort cushions you can see that are softer... ...and more absorbent, and you can use up to 4 times less. enjoy the go with charmin. in syria urgently needed in syria urgently needed humanitarian aid for the city of aleppo has been stalled. at least 16 people were killed when bombs struck a funeral. they blamed government aircraft for the attack. the u.n. says it has aid ready for at least 80,000 in the city. but the opposition is wary of using a government-controlled route. >> the family of kayla mueller cut the ribbon on a state of the art playground built if her honor. she died while being held by isis. organizers say the playground pays tribute to her love of helping children. a foundation in mueller's name oversaw the effort to raise money to construct the
2:42 am
playground. the fight against radicalism is taking a deeply divisive turn in france. >> it's turning into a culture war over a certain type of swimwear. here the martha raddatz. >> reporter: late august, the height of france's sacred summer break, but these waters are roiling with littered division over the so-called burkini. >> i don't see why it bothers someone. >> we're a secular country. it has to stop. >> reporter: drawing a line in the sand against the modest swim suits. a beach brawl after photos took snapshots. that viral photo showing police officers forcing a middle-aged woman to remove to in public. then friday france's high court
2:43 am
ruled the burkini ban a blow to fundamental liberties. >> it's an effect. it's not the cause of the problem. >> reporter: this is a leader of the anti-immigration national front. he invited us to his old farmhouse in a village outside paris. >> are you france's donald trump? >> he says america first. we say the french people first. so -- it's quite natural. >> reporter: for him, the problem the burkini symbolizes is multiculturalism. >> they are willing to take part to the jihad, it means there are several thousands people. >> reporter: the french government says there are more than 8,000 muslims in french territory who have given signs
2:44 am
of radicalism. one of them this 18-year-old. he asked us not to show his face. one day a man starting coming around his neighborhood talking agent isis as a humanitarian group. >> translator: he said syria is where our muslim brothers are and that we had to help him. they're in trouble. >> reporter: did you know what isis had done to people? >> no, i just wasn't inform g d goodgoo good -- >> translator: no, i just wasn't informed about it really. i thought it was more like an organization for supporting the people over there. >> reporter: but then came the "charlie hebdo" attack. his his mother. >> translator: he goes, mom, mom, look at the terrorist attack. i smiled and said he's finally going to understand, these are not muslims. >> reporter: the fear here is france's intelligence apparatus still hasn't caught up to the mast moving flexible tactics of the islamic state. take bataclan. >> nine of them were well known. >> reporter: this is a lawyer for terror victims across
2:45 am
france. >> it's unbelievable. he was under judicial supervision. >> reporter: do you think isis can be stopped? >> i hope so. that's what -- that's the aim of everybody. the problem today that there is no specific profile of a terrorist. anybody can be terrorist. because they hide. and this is one of recommendation of isis. >> reporter: that sums up much of the concern over welcoming war weary muslim refugees. entering paris you see refugees with nowhere to go. masked together, sleeping on street corners in makeshift camps at parisians go on their lives around them. just a few subway stops away, battle ready soldiers at france's most iconic landmarks. the eiffel tower, notre dame.
2:46 am
we finish our trip with a visit to the home of another french politician, this time the centrist senator, natalie goulet. >> it scares me a lot. the people are fighting on the beach for a swimming suit. it's crazy. it's like a civil war atmosphere. >> reporter: she warns that the rhetoric and division could have lasting effect. >> with the kind of speech, the kind of atmosphere we have in this country, it's easy for isil to say you're french but it's not your country. your wife, your sister, your mother, they are not respected. >> reporter: isis as a stated goal in the west, eliminate the gray area, that space where muslims can be feely muslim and fully french, or british or american. she worries some western
2:47 am
policies may be aiding in that goal with deadly consequences. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. the high court has banned the ban on burkinis. the mayors in the roughly 30 cities that have put it in place, 20 of them are continuing to enforce the ban even though the high court ruled they can't do it. >> in nice where they had the attacks last month where more than 80 people died, the terror attacks, they just passed a ban on burkinis last week. it's going to be a fight that will continue in france. >> and one of the top issues in their upcoming election as well. coming up, why so many people across the country are finding their cars missing. >> it's not because of car thieves. many angry victims are falling to tow truck traps. they argue it's criminal. ♪ they argue it's criminal.
2:48 am
♪ when you recognize something isn't right, make the call to the veterans crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
2:49 am
♪ ♪
2:50 am
yes. you don't quite know. quite a few americans are resorting to flagging down a taxi has discovering their cars were towed. >> and now a growing numbers of drivers are kplainl kplcomplain they're victims of traps that the tow companies are setting. >> reporter: new video shows car after car being towed. >> i feel like it was bait. >> reporter: katie parked there this week. look at this photo. appears to show the no parking sign was knocked down which means she never saw it. moments later the sign is raised and the car is towed. >> there were other cars parked there. there was no sign in the lot. there was no indication that it was illegal. it strikes me as dishonest. >> reporter: from coast to coast drivers complain of alleged tow traps. this driver thought it was a legal parking spot. >> excuse me! >> reporter: but experts believe some tow truck driver lie in
2:51 am
wait. using a spotter to alert them when someone parks in a specific spot. that's when they move in to tow your car. they charge hundreds to get it back. we went out with a tow truck driver for tips. first red flag, hard-to-see no parking signs. second, unmarked tow trucks and third, look at the other cars in the lot. >> parking stickers in the window? it could be on private property. >> reporter: as for the philadelphia tow company, we reached out about the tow trap allegations. their reply, no comment. >> sneaking if those allegations are true. >> i'll tell you, my friend and old co-worker got in some trouble last year caught on tape talking to this tow truck operator and going off on that tow truck operator. some of the things she said were wrong, but part of the reason she was to angry is because it was a bait and switch thing that took place that night. she thought she was scammed. >> pennsylvania's attorney general and the philadelphia police are apparently now looking into this. >> we'll be right back.
2:52 am
>> we'll be right back. ♪ g into this. >> we'll be right back. that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. try super poligrip free. this pimple's gonna aw com'on.ver. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly clearing up skin in as little as 12 hours. and acne won't last forever. just like your mom won't walk in on you... forever. let's be clear. clearasil works fast. if ynow's the time to get your ducks in a row. to learn about medicare, and the options you have. you see, medicare doesn't cover everything - only about 80% of your part b medical expenses.
2:53 am
the rest is up to you. so if 65 is around the corner, think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. so don't wait. call to request your free decision guide. and gather the information now to help you choose a plan later. these types of plans let you pick any doctor or hospital that takes medicare patients. and there's a range of plans to choose from, depending on you needs and your budget. so if you're turning 65 soon, call now and get started. because the time to think about tomorrow...is today. go long. today you can do everything in just one click, even keep your toilet clean and fresh. introducing lysol click gel. click it in to enjoy clean freshness with every flush.
2:54 am
lysol. start healthing. ♪ yeah, click that's you could wearstrong, dudthem a second day.n...keeps charmin ultra strong. it's 4 times stronger, and you can use up to 4 times less. enjoy the go with charmin. these days. you are buying finish these days. i got a new dishwasher and they recommend finish. really? you should try it. unlike cascade gel, finish has active cleaning enzymes. its unique powerball takes on anything. choose finish. introducing new k-y for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes.
2:55 am
k-y touch. ♪ ♪ time now to take a break from the news and pay homage to our viewers. >> we're going to start with something that generated quite a bit of buzz last week in the wake of the olympics games. >> you might remember the cardboard cutouts we had on set. our exclusive with simone biles and katie ledecky. apparently some of you were big fans. >> lou couldn't get avoid getting in a dig. he wrote, someone on set shorter than kendis? >> mean. and dean anderson said they seem a little too dimensional -- he's talking about kendis and diane. >> that's accurate. you're right. >> they said simone seemed a
2:56 am
little stiff. >> but not katie. now our celebration of national waffle day orrer i should say my celebration of national waffle day. you might remember kendis would not eat his waffle. and some of you noticed and called him out. bill went for it writing, "he's such a dork." >> thanks. wow. >> diane got a compliment from lucy saying love the way you took that syrup like a shot. >> i grew up in a big family. your shy, you don't eat it. you go for it. >> she actually thought it was bourbon. that's the only reason we went at it. i have a thing about eating on tv. i don't think there's any way to look attractive eating on tv. >> you mean -- >> you look great. >> lovely and beautiful? >> you look beautiful. >> shooting maple syrup? >> some of it coming out of your nose. >> because we know you don't
2:57 am
like it. we'll try it all the time. >> i just did myself in. and finally, you ask, and you shall receive. >> one of our viewers in connecticut to get a shout out. his name is jack, and this morning here you go, jack. your very own personal shout out. happy monday. >> now it's a test to see if he's watching. we'll wait and see if you respond in social media. >> in a pre--meeting, we said we're going do a shout out. >> continue to end us your -- send us your tweets unless your name is bill. >> is that the guy who called you a dork? >> yeah. >> yeah.
2:58 am
2:59 am
3:00 am
breaking news this morning on "world news now." breaking news this morning on "world news now." chaos at one of the nation's busiest airports. >> reports of an active shooter sent people running from the terminal of l.a.x. to the tarmac. authorities have closed off incoming traffic. we'll have the latest in a moment. the countdown to election day is on with so many voters still undecided. the candidates are reaching for ways to bring people who are on the fence to their side. we'll look at donald trump and hillary clinton are planning on rolling out in the week ahead. and watch this daring rescue of a man on the train tracks. the transit officer jumps in right before a train comes along. we'll show you the moment caught on camera. and a strong message this morning for a thief. you're forgiven. meet the store owner being praised for his attitude after
3:01 am
being robbed and even after watching video of the incident, he's taking the high road on this monday, august 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. we begin with breaking news in los angeles. chaos at the airport following reports of an active shooter. we have new video showing people escaping a terminal as police search for a possible gunman. >> police halted all traffic to the terminals, and no flights were being allowed to land. there was a ground stop. late word from the los angeles police department, there were no shots fired. there were no injuries. just loud noises. matt gutman is at l.a.x. matt, you were there heading out on a flight? >> caller: i was on a plane when it happened. word came out that there had been some sort of incident. family members talking about the clearance of certain terminals one and seven, and then we started seeing the videos. pandemonium at the airport. it was all a false alarm. lapd saying there were some loud
3:02 am
noises and it set off a cascade of events. right now obviously everybody has been given the all clear. the airport is nearly shut down. the infamous loop around lax which takes long to traverse is empty. it's an erie sight. obviously the first time i've seen that. hundreds and hundreds of passengers forced to hoof it to get out of the terminal. just now they opened up terminal four where i am. there's a bit of a massive humanity coming in. the lines are hours long. tsa is screening people and counting everybody that goes into the terminal. it will be a long night for folks here. it was very scary for a few minutes when there really did seem to be these reports of an unconfirmed active shooter. it sent these shock waves of panic throughout this very large
3:03 am
airport. the third largest and busiest in the u.s. >> and we understand all the passengers need to be rescreened. what kind of a scene is it right now? >> reporter: it's a scene is what it is. i sent pictures out a few minutes ago. the lines are hours long for people to get rescreened. when you're dealing with thousands and thousands of passengers, it can be quite chaotic. and also people have a lot of questions here. flights are delayed. some of them have been canceled. people getting off planes. so it's a very chaotic scene, and it's going to cause these reverberations -- and the people are laughing at me as i'm standing here among them. it's going to cause pretty serious reverberations for travelers not just here but, of course, in other airports as well as they get delayed. >> looking at live pictures of l.a.x. here in the early morning hours. of course, this is going to be a
3:04 am
constantly evolving story throughout the morning hours with many of the terminals reopening. i looked at one of the photos you posted. i've been to l.a.x. so many of our viewers are familiar with the airport, having 36 million passengers every year. to see that loop empty is striking. >> reporter: absolutely. and illuminated by the flashing lights of police cars and seeing bomb-sniffing dogs and other officers jogging here and there, it's a harrowing sight. i've never seen it like this either. it shows how on edge people are. and police, too. there's a serious concern that something could happen at airports like this, and there is a certain sense of vulnerability at places like this, and especially now. it's very early on the east coast.
3:05 am
this is primetime flying hours for the west coast. everybody is taking red eyes. there are people standing with me flying to new york, sydney, all over the world at this hour. this is one of the busiest times here at the airport even though it's in the middle of the night in the east coast. >> glad to hear for now it appears to be a false alarm, and happy to hear the passengers around you can still manage to laugh after this. >> and we'll alert the desk and tell them you won't be making the flight for your destination. >> that was matt gutman live. of course our other big story this half hour is donald trump appears to be ready to set the record straight among questions about his immigration policy. >> trump sending this tweet sunday announcing a major speech on illegal immigration when he visit arizona wednesday. it comes as he appears to be backing off promises to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> hillary clinton is in florida monday, she's speaking 5 at a fundraiser for senator bill nelson as she faces questions
3:06 am
about donations to her private foundation. >> reporter: hillary clinton and her top aide huma abedin arrived sunday. we have obtained these e-mails raising questions about whether donors to the clinton foundation got special treatment while mrs. clinton was secretary of state. those emails between the then-top foundation official and the inner circle were obtained as part of a lawsuit by the conservative group citizens united. they recommend guests for a state lunch with the chinese president. on the list, executives from three groups that donated millions. in another exchange, abedin asks to relay a message on behalf of a big visitor. contributing more than $1 million. she wrote, "just want to pass along for info. no need for action." the state department denies there were special favors and so does hillary clinton. meanwhile, donald trump is defending his
3:07 am
latest stand on deporting illegal immigrants, now saying he'll focus on criminals. >> on day one, i'm going to swiftly remove criminal illegal immigrants from this country. >> reporter: he's apparently backing off harsher measures he once proposed. >> he's not talking about deportation force but being fair and humane and being fair to the american workers who are competing for jobs. >> he's been consistent on no amnesty, no legalization. >> reporter: and donald trump is promising a major speech on illegal immigration on wednesday. and trump hasn't released any other information about the speech other than the tweet. we'll have to wait and see if he lays out specific policy plans. turning to news from overseas, at least 35 civilians killed along the turkey/syria border. turkey's military advanced with air strikes. rebels backed by turkey pushed kurdish forces from towns and villages. last week turkey expanded its involvement in the conflict to
3:08 am
help defeat isis. as a recovery effort from last week's italian earthquake go on, officials are promising to look into allegations of intelligence -- of negligence and fraud. nearly 300 people died, and there are questions about whether building codes were obeyed. several structures that were recently reinforced to withstand earthquakes completely collapsed. police in ithaca, new york, are searching for a student after an attack. it happened on campus when late-night fights protect out. the victim was s a 19-year-old from ithaca college. a transit cop is being called a hero after risking his life to save a man on the tracks. he had been involved in a disturbance on a commuter train, and then he went on to the tracks, lying down. a transit police officer struggled to pull that uncooperative man away. he eventually drags him to safety with just seconds to spare. now to the weather and the flooding in the cincinnati area. heavy rain closed roads and
3:09 am
submerged cars. officials warned against driving into standing water. three to five inches fell in less than three hours, breaking a 42-year-old record. thousands of people were without power, and a lightning strike on its antenna even knocked out our affiliate off the air for a little while. there were some funnel clouds south of detroit. a tornado or two may have touched down. tornadoes were not confirmed by the weather service. no injuries. and the damage report was to trees and crops. beyonce ruled the night at this year's mtv vmas. probably not a big surprise. queen bey racked up seven awards out of her her 11 nominations. >> they should call it the bmas. there were viewers inside and outside madison square garden talking. britney spears performed on stage for the first time in a decade. she danced to "make me," but she
3:10 am
also lip-synched. the reviews are mixed. one twitter user wrote if you're going to lip sync, be believable. >> and then there was kanye west. he came out to introduce his new video. first he said i'm going to talk. he touched on the murders in his hometown of chicago, his feud with taylor swift and gave a shout out to his former girlfriend, am per rose. he thanked kim kardashian for being such a great wife. and then he talked about the people in mystery that he looks up to. >> my role models are artists, merchants. less than 10 that i can name in history. truman, ford, hughes, disney, jobs, west. [ cheers ] >> good to know he's modest. he talked about his famous video which features what appears to be naked images of himself,
3:11 am
swift, his wife, trump. >> he said it was an expression of our now to have the audacity to put anna wintour next to donald trump. >> that clip that we showed you was the video for "fade," which is also raising questions. it premiered at the vmas. a lot of people are trying to figure out what happened. >> what was that about? all right. we'll get to that. a lot of people will be asking those questions. well, coming up, the 9-1-1 operator in hot water after having a tough time with a caller. >> the operator was heard getting short with that caller, sighing at the apparent language barrier as the caller was pleading for help. we'll hear the exchange ahead. and later, turning the other cheek. the unexpected reaction a store owner has after seeing a thief ransack his store. surprising messages resonating with so many people this morning. >> tell us what you think on facebook and twitter. you're watching "world news now." ld news
3:12 am
now." this pimple's gonna aw com'on.ver. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly clearing up skin in as little as 12 hours. and acne won't last forever. just like your mom won't walk in on you... forever. let's be clear. clearasil works fast.
3:13 am
3:14 am
these days. you are buying finish these days. i got a new dishwasher and they recommend finish. really? you should try it. unlike cascade gel, finish has active cleaning enzymes. its unique powerball takes on anything. choose finish.
3:15 am
a new tropical depression is now south of key west and headed toward the gulf coast. the further west it treks, the stronger it's likely to get. land fall is expected. another system is developing off the coast of cuba. that could bring storms to the north carolina coast. the federal government is banking on nasa to manage small
3:16 am
drone traffic. nasa is tasked with drawing up ruling for the skies for unmanned aircraft. those rules will target drones used for commercial purposes for companies like amazon and google. nasa is looking to present research by 2020. by that time about seven million small drones are expected in the skies. back on the ground, a 911 dispatcher is on administrative leave after how she handled a caller in crisis. >> she had trouble understanding the caller. it's her frustration with the caller's responses that put her in hot water. 911. what's the address? >> reporter: a veteran 9-1-1 operator is off the job after what city officials call astonishing and unprofessional behavior. >> 7-0? >> 70. >> 7-0 is 7-0. >> reporter: a chinese driver
3:17 am
calls in to report his passenger, a 59-year-old, had been shot during an alleged robbery. >> is she breathing? >> i don't know. >> reporter: over nearly four minutes the operator grows agitated. >> where are the people that did this? where are they? >> reporter: so frustrated she's heard audibly sighing? >> what did he look like? oh my -- >> reporter: the caller pleads for help. >> hurry up. >> they're on their way, but i need to get information from you. >> reporter: she seems to struggle with the caller's accent demanding clarification. >> i thought you said they fled in a nissan altima, dark blue. >> blue. blue. >> that's the kind of car they were driving or you -- >> me. >> i don't care what you're driving. >> reporter: police apprehended the suspects. vargas later died. we were unable to reach scarino. but the waterbury police chief said the handling of the call did not affect first responders. he said 9-1-1 operators shouldn't be contentious and the conduct here is under formal review. abc news, washington. >> there are apparently now four teenagers facing murder
3:18 am
charges in this case. >> vargas, 59, she died of a gunshot wound to the head. coming i'm in the next half hour, the nfl star quarterback kicked off a national controversy. >> what colin kaepernick did that has people burning his jersey. why he says he's not backing down. first, this cafe in boston that's getting rave reviews from the neighborhood. you're watching "world news now." ♪ boston that's getting rave reviews from the neighborhood. you're watching "world news now." ♪ they don't help single moms. hi. hi.
3:19 am
what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go.
3:20 am
♪ this mode -- >> i kind of miss dido. nice to start off a monday morning like this. >> yeah. and then yoga, meditation. it wasn't exactly a thank you, but a letter that was addressed to a thief in brooklyn is teaching us an important lesson in turning the other cheek. >> after someone broke into his coffee shop, the store owner refused to call the police or check out the surveillance video. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the bitter blow of a break-in at this cafe in new york -- >> it was $2,800 to $3,000. >> reporter: it turned into a lesson of forgiveness. >> that's what my religion
3:21 am
teaches me. the way i was raised up. >> reporter: instead of a police record, a different report in front of the cafe on the same door the thief broke in through. >> i didn't check the cameras. i'd rather not know. >> reporter: the owner posting this letter addressed to the thief. >> if the money you stole was to better you and your family's living, then i forgive you. if it was stolen for you to go out there and ruin yourself and health, i still forgive you and ask you to fix ourself. making -- maybe taking a different route of mercy will send a different message to the person. >> reporter: and after the thief took, he says he still has more to give. if the thief comes back here and apologizes, what will you do? he's hired. if he needs a job, he's hired. >> reporter: marci gonzalez, abc news, brooklyn, new york. >> he said he started writing whatever was in his mind, and whatever was on his head. and there, voila. way to turn the other cheek.
3:22 am
>> nice deed. >> "the mix" is next. >> nice deed. >> the mix is next. introducing new k-y for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes.
3:23 am
k-y touch.
3:24 am
why don't you dry my dishes? oh, he doesn't know any better. you just need to add finish® jet-dry in the rinse aid compartment. it's there for a reason. it dries much better than detergent alone. sorry dishwasher. finish® jet-dry. for drier, shinier dishes. ...one hair color wants to to help you keep on being you.. nice'n easy. we only make the most real natural looking color. so even in revealing sunlight, it doesn't look like hair color at all. it looks like, it's a hundred percent you. and isn't that the most beautiful part? nice'n easy: color as real as you are.
3:25 am
time now for the mix. we sta time now for "the mix." we start things off with a heart warming story about men and man's best friend. >> nice. >> an australian marathoner went to run an ultra marathon. he had an unexpected companion. the dog whom he named gobi because they were in the g obi desert, followed him the whole way. then the dog ran away before he could find him. he put up this gofundme campaign and tried to do everything he could to try to find the dog, and mission accomplished. here they are reunited. leonard and his best friend. >> wow. and is he keeping the dog? >> happily ever after. >> voila.
3:26 am
not so happily ever after. this tiny hamster broke his arm but is winning the internet. take a look. >> is he stuck in the wheel? >> not exactly. look at this photo. super cute photo. broke its arm and was brought into a vet's office. it was taken care of and given probably the world's tiniest, te teensiest cast. >> is it masking type, do you think? >> it probably is something along those lines. >> he's smiling. >> the owner said insurance covered everything, all the medical costs. >> my neighbor once said she lost her hamster, and it was two years ago i realized the hamster wasn't lost. sometimes it takes a while for these things to sink in. all right. over to the latest trend on instagram. you might have noticed this hash tag going around. it's called "male polish".
3:27 am
nail polish is apparently not just for ladies. men are putting the man back in manicure with this trend. >> i think it's a trend we can get behind. >> yeah, you're a fan? >> i did test it out. i feel way more masculine. >> i don't like that your nails are nicer than mine. >> they were so much trouble getting these on. >> you have already experienced within five seconds of having nails the ultimate. i heard kendis say i broke a nail. words i never thought i'd hear come out of his mouth. on to something a little bit more delicious -- maybe not. the great canadian ketchup cake. the recipe was on the back of canadian ketchup bottles. canadian greg nettle decided to make it with his friends. some say it's sweet and moist, and like carrot cake.
3:28 am
3:29 am
3:30 am
breaking news this morning on "world news now." police on the move after reports of shots fired at l.a.x. traffic jammed as passengers are forced to evacuate, taking to the tarmac as police search for the source of the disturbance. and the storm watch continues as hurricane season ramps up. in the atlantic, multiple depressions are targeting parts of the east coast. and new this half hour, a popular nfl quarterback getting sacked by fans for a controversial decision. >> they are burning the player's jersey after he refused to take part in the national anthem. we'll get reactions from around the league. and one of music's biggest events played out at new york madison square garden.
3:31 am
who won big, who made history, and who brought down the house. let's say her last name is beyonce. the whole story ahead in "the skinny." it's monday, august 29th. ♪ from abc news, this is "world news now." i got to tell you, i had prayers up for britney spears last night because beyonce performed halfway through and brittany had to follow her. >> it's a tough act to follow. >> it is. we'll get started on this monday morning with the breaking news. >> in los angeles, l.a.x., it was a mess for travelers after several terminals were evacuated. >> the terminals cleared as a precaution following reports of an active shooter. you're looking at live pictures here in the early morning hours. what you're looking at right there is the loop that makes up l.a.x. you see those blue lights and
3:32 am
the planes, as well, parked there. not a lot of planes are moving late last night or in the early morning hours this morning because of the scare. >> that's right. airport police had halted all traffic to the terminals. no flights allowed to land. the los angeles police say it was just loud noises. matt gutman was at the airport as it unfolded. >> erie site to be at lax and -- >> reporter: pretty eerie sight to to be@-l.a.x., and to see the loop completely empty. police shut it down. the p.a. system is alerting people that officers are continuing to try to clear terminals after unconfirmed reports of that active shooter. the lapd telling us there is no active shooter. that it really is an unconfirmed report that sent lots of people scattering. they closed down a couple of terminals, and everywhere people hoofing it to get where they're going even out of this airport. pretty chaotic and pretty scary
3:33 am
for a few minutes. matt gutman, abc news, at l.a.x. >> l.a.x., the seventh busiest airport in the world. those flight delays will have ripple effects for air travel in the days ahead. it was a chaotic moment. >> luckily it seems just a false alarm. >> a lot of loud noises. >> two weeks ago a similar situation unfolded at jfk in new york. unconfirmed reports of gunfire triggered a massive response. panic spread throughout the airport. police came under fire for the way they handled the investigation, and the governor ordered an investigation into the event and what followed. our other big story is the bad weather in the tropics. rain from one tropical depression is already hitting florida's gulf coast. it could spread the misery along the gulf coast. >> landfall is expected between alabama and the florida panhandle.
3:34 am
>> you see the spinning north of cuba there. the newest tropical depression. flooding rains around houston from a disturbance. we expect it to get into the gulf of mexico. the forecast track for td 9 is a tropical storm and wednesday, thursday going to florida. low confidence on the track and the intensity. we'll have to watch closely. we'll keep you posted. and this tropical depression also forecast to become a tropical storm, maybe skirting the outer banks of north carolina on tuesday or wednesday. not the highest confidence in this forecast, too. two storms to watch closely. >> we have to pay attention to both of them. they could impact the carolinas in the end. right now the models on the first storm which used to be 99 l. transportation number 8, all over the place for all of those. >> and in all of them, the trek can change. that's why we're always updating the latest. now to the campaign trail. we expect clarity this week
3:35 am
about what appears to be a shift in donald trump's signature issue. he says wednesday he will have a major draegz on -- address on illegal immigration. >> and officials saying to explain his plans. it's "your voice, your vote." david wright with the details. we're going to build a great wall on the border. >> reporter: this weekend, donald trump blamed the media for suggesting he's softening his hard-line approach on illegal immigration. >> all the media wants to talk about is the 11 people here illegally. >> reporter: now he says he'll focus instead on deporting criminals. >> on day one i'm going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country. >> he's not talking about a deportation force, but he is talking about being fair and humane. >> reporter: trump appears to be backing away from some of his harshest measures he proposed during the primaries. >> you're going to have a
3:36 am
deportation force. and we're going to do it humanely. >> you cannot deport 11 million people. >> reporter: heated questions over that part of the plan made him eject reporter jorge ramos from a press conference. >> i'm not reporting. don't touch me, sir. >> reporter: governor chris christie insisted there's no flip-flop. >> he's been consistent on no amnesty, no legalization for folks who have been coming to the country illegally. >> reporter: trump supporters see a difference. what do you make in the change of tone on the immigration issue? >> i think it's positive. jeb bush had the same tone. i was a very, very strong jeb bush supporter. mr. trump is now coming around to that position, and i applaud him for that. >> reporter: do you think he's going to win votes or lose them with the new approach? >> probably win votes. >> i would agree. >> reporter: the tricky part for trump could be selling a policy change to hard-liners. last week he canceled a major speech on the immigration issue.
3:37 am
overseas heavy fighting resumed in libya as a battle for sirte intensified. they pushed back into the coastal city. at least 34 libyan fighters and two wounded over the weekend. also, a danish vessel removed 400 tons of chemical weapons from libya. the weapons are being taken to germany where they to be destroyed under close supervision. the u.n. security council voted unanimously to allow the transfer. a deadly bus crash between baton rouge and new orleans. investigators say the driver did not have a license and was in the country illegally. a local fire chief responding to a previous accident was among those killed. the bus was carrying workers to help with flood relief in baton rouge. the national parks service turned 100 a few days ago. tourism is up significantly this summer. officials say bad behavior is also up.
3:38 am
many tourists are risking their lives just to get selfies. there's also an uptick in illegal camping, vandalism, and theft. last month, rangers handled more than 11,000 incidents at the ten most-visited parks. and it's not just people behaving badly this summer. a black bear in new hampshire decided a little birdseed wasn't enough. he took the entire feeder. caught red pawed by the homeowner. he dropped the bird feeder but didn't go far. >> he's hoping the homeowner will go away so he can get it. he was later seen in the driveway snacking on some seeds. the lack of rain has caused a poor berry crop forcing bears to look elsewhere for food. they advised people to take down their bird feeders, but kind of defeats the purpose. >> it does because the bear's taking it down for you. maybe using it as a plot to get birds to come into his area. >> look at the begging eyes. i'm not doing anything wrong. what's the problem? >> cute.
3:39 am
coming up, the nfl star who is ruffling quite a few feathers and taking a controversial stand. why san francisco quarterback colin kaepernick is refusing to stand during the national anthem. and the celebrity who made history at last night's mtv video music awards. the honors, the fashion, and the dramatic statement on the red carpet all ahead in "the skinny." first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisor's group.
3:40 am
3:41 am
3:42 am
introducing new k-y for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch.
3:43 am
the mars astronauts are wac on earth. the mars astronauts are back on earth. they actually never left, but the crew spent a year inside a dome in hawaii simulating a trip to mars. they only left the dome while wearing space suits. their habitat was on the slopes of a volcano about 8200 feet above sea level. the goal was to help how the isolation of a space mission would impact humans. just the trip to mars will take more than six months. >> did they have to grow potatoes? >> like matt? >> "the martian"? >> and then some. >> okay. turning to a growing controversy over what one star nfl quarterback is refusing to do during the national anthem. >> san francisco's colin kaepernick sat out during the national anthem and says he will continue to do so.
3:44 am
>> reporter: colin kaepernick's act of protest. that's him sitting alone as the national anthem played before a preseason game, saying he'll continue to sit in silent protest of what he calls systemic racism in this country. >> this isn't something that should be hidden and shouldn't be talked about. these conversations need to happen. i think it can bring everybody closer. >> reporter: outraged fans burning his jersey, accusing him of disrespecting the armed forces. other nfl players speaking out like giant star victor cruz. the flag is the flag. you respect the flag and stand up with your teammates. it's bigger than you, in my opinion. >> reporter: and the baltimore ravens' keenan reynolds who deferred service for the nfl. >> i'm humbled for those who have given their lives. that was his right and he's going to do what he has to do. >> reporter: the 49ers coach saying there will be no repercussions. >> it's not my right to tell him not to do something. that's his right as a citizen.
3:45 am
>> reporter: the 49ers head coach saying he won't discourage players from expressing their opinions. but because of the public response, he'll be having a conversation with the team sometime this week. abc news, washington. and a little town in new york state is the little league basketball capital of the world. located near binghamton. the little league shocked the world and maybe even themselves. they knocked off the power house from south korea 2-1 in the sunday championship in williams port pennsylvania. this was the first championship for a u.s. team since 2011. they're also the first winner since a power house staten island club. >> the big player struck out eight people and also scored what proved to be the winning run on a passed ball. >> i think the mets are paying attention to ryan right about now. >> the third place winner was
3:46 am
panama. panama. >> everyone needed to know that. everyone always wants to know the third-place winner. >> yes. when we come back, one of music's biggest nights of the year here in new york city. >> the history made and the epic performances that shut down the house at last night's mtv video music awards. "the skinny" is next. kinny" is next. music awards. "the skinny" is next.
3:47 am
when i have an asthma attack... i feel like a fish with no water. learn how to prevent your child's next asthma attack. because even one attack is one too many.
3:48 am
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for "the skinny." and topping the headlines this morning, last night's mtv video music awards. >> it was epic. this is how it kicked off. ♪ >> that would be rihanna kicking off the vmas with an epic career spanning medley of some of her biggest hits. she had four performances. it was a rihanna concert. >> i'm not complaining. especially these songs. >> this is awesome. >> to the surprise of probably no one, one of the night's most unusual moments goes to kanye west. he chose essentially to pay
3:49 am
tribute to himself, defending his music video "famous." he even somehow tied in the ongoing crime wave in chicago. >> i got weird. final at the got even weirder. he introduced the new video to "faith," starring the r&b singer. clad in workout attire dancing in an empty gym. there was a weird ending that we're -- is she a cat? >> it's a little confusing. also workout attire. we're being liberal with that term. >> was it the vma version of "the crying game"? >> people trying to figure out the end of the video. beyonce, however, seems no arguments there. she just brought down the house. 11 total nominations for "lemonade" and her epic performance involved five tracks from that album earning her a standing ovation that lasted several minutes. >> listen to one of the many songs she performed. ♪
3:50 am
>> it almost seemed like she was performing all of "lemonade." she killed it. now to the awards. there were some. queen b cleaned up becoming the most winning celebrity of all time for the vmas. awards last night included best breakthrough long form video for groundsbreaking "lemonade." she won the video of the year for "formation." >> and winning the first award of the night was drake for "hot line bling." he missed his big moment because he actually -- he was stuck in traffic. >> l.a. >> new york. something that pretty much every new yorker can sympathize with. >> can't be in a major city and get anywhere. >> no. >> and drake's love interest,
3:51 am
rihanna, was the belle of the ball winning this year's video lifetime achievement for the amazing impact her body of work has had on the mtv culture. drake may have missed the opportunity to receive his award, but he was there to froent ry ry -- to present to rihanna. next to fashion. making their own red carpet statement, nev shulman and his fiance went with matching looks. but she took showing off her baby bump to the extreme. >> and another one dressed more of a halloween party. channeling wonder woman with a little bit of cleavage there. >> this would be stella maxwell rocking psychedelic chic with bellbottoms. >> that will stand out in a crowd. then there's cassie, diddy's longtime girlfriend. she highlighted her hair for maybe with an actually highlighter. gold trousers and a blazer
3:52 am
but. her shirt -- but not her shirt. >> and nick cannon was channelling miss cleo. you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help pay some of what medicare doesn't, saving you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you've learned that taking informed steps along the way really makes a difference later. that's what it means to go long™. call now and request this free [decision guide]. it's full of information on medicare and the range of
3:53 am
aarp medicare supplement plans to choose from based on your needs and budget. all plans like these let you choose any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients, and there are no network restrictions. unitedhealthcare insurance company has over thirty years experience and the commitment to roll along with you, keeping you on course. so call now and discover how an aarp medicare supplement plan could go long™ for you. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. plus, nine out of ten plan members surveyed say they would recommend their plan to a friend. remember, medicare doesn't cover everything. the rest is up to you. call now, request your free [decision guide] and start gathering the information you need to help you keep rolling with confidence.
3:54 am
go long™. ♪ today you can do everything in just one click, even keep your toilet clean and fresh. introducing lysol click gel. click it in to enjoy clean freshness with every flush. lysol. start healthing. ♪ yeah, click
3:55 am
wait. is he blind? wait. is he blind? >> he lost his sight in iraq or something. >> it's messed up to rob a blind guy, isn't it? >> just because he's blind don't mean he's insane. >> we do this tonight. >> the horror flick "don't breathe" took in just more than $26 million at the box office. and get this. with a budget of under $10 million, the film is already in the black. >> rounding out the top three, "suicide squad" at just over $12 million. the first day of school can be scary for any student. one little boy in texas got unexpected support. >> his dad couldn't make it but his entire police family did.
3:56 am
>> reporter: the first day of preschool for a four-year-old named jackson with pictures. >> you should stand on that in front of everybody. >> reporter: with his mom's encouragement and with something else owing to the fact his dad was not there. that's because justin sherland, an amarillo cop, was in an auto collision several months back. for a while it looked like he would pull through, but in the end he did not. he died two weeks ago. it led to this moment in the school parking lot. >> it's been an emotional day. >> reporter: when his dad's other family, his police family, made sure to be there for the sendoff. >> he was so excited. >> reporter: and jackson's face when he realized all this was for him and done out of love for his dad. >> he was always pitching in to lend a hand, offering to do something for you. even the last year when he was not able to walk on his own sometimes. >> reporter: quite the first day
3:57 am
of school. to know he's got a line of blue in that place where his dad would be by his side and at his back. >> see you later, buddy. >> start learning day one. have a good day. >> start learning first day. day one. >> reporter: john do nnvan, abc news. >> the family reportedly has two other children, a fourth grader and a second grader. and the police reportedly escorted both of them to class as well. >> a beautiful moment, and he knows if he ever gets into trouble, there are a lot of people who have eyes on him making sure he's going to behave. >> i don't think anybody is going to pick on him. bring it. >> to get that kind of escort to school. >> thank you so much. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. up, more news from abc. . this is "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
3:58 am
3:59 am
at 15, i was addicted. by 40, i'll have lung disease. at 50, i'll die of a heart attack. dr. regina benjamin: cigarette smoke causes immediate damage that leads to health problems, even death. those who quit or die are being replaced by a new generation of smokers. i'm dr. regina benjamin, united states surgeon general. go to cdc.gov. learn how to make our next generation tobacco-free.
4:00 am
making news in america this morning, breaking news as one of the country's busiest airports is thrown into chaos. overnight reports of shots fired brought l.a.x. to a standstill with some passengers even running out onto the tarmac. this morning police are giving the all clear, but the problems and delays are far from over. also happening right now, tracking the tropics. with several storms on the move right now, the new tropical storm watch just issued by the national weather service and heavy rain elsewhere creating all sorts of problems. it was a close call for passengers on board this flight after the engine seemed to just blow apart. oxygen masks deployed as the pilot safely completed an emergency landing. hear what the airline is now saying about the incident. and it was ladies night at the mtv video music awards.

52 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on