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ay. making news in america this morning, donald trump's foundation now under investigation. overnight the trump campaign responds, plus leaked e-mails from colin powell blasts the republican nominee. all as hillary clinton announces when she'll be back on the trail. we're live in washington. tracking the tropics, a new storm forming overnight and the system already impacting the united states. plus, another massive storm system that's being called the largest in years. an abc news exclusive. one-on-one with apple ceo tim cook. he's defending the company's newest product after getting an earful for the airpods. and we can call it a daredevil here. tries a dangerous jump, a nearly 200-foot plunge off a waterfall.
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we do say good morning on this wednesday. some eight weeks from this very moment we'll be joining you with the name of the next president of the united states. >> today we're learning what one high-profile figure who served in three republican administrations thinks of one of the candidates. buzzfeed reports it has obtained some of colin powell's personal e-mails from the website dcleaks. in those e-mails powell tells a former aid that trump is a, quote, national disgrace who has no sense of shame. a powell spokesperson said the reportedly hacked e-mails are accurate. >> word about the e-mails came just after trump appeared in pennsylvania with his daughter, ivanka. abc's lana zak is covering both campaigns this morning for us and she joins us from d.c. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. today is hillary clinton's last day off of the campaign trail. she's been recovering from pneumonia, and like many people as she's recovering from her illness, she's been watching some tv. according to clinton aides she's been namely watching president
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obama's speech in philadelphia. president obama in his first solo appearance on the campaign trail took umbrage with the idea that donald trump would be better for working class americans. >> really? like this is the guy you want to be championing working people? this guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no concern for working people. he wasn't going to let you on his golf course. >> reporter: the president making the case for hillary clinton while flower deliveries pour into her chappaqua, new york, home. as clinton recovers from pneumonia, her campaign says she will be back on the trail tomorrow. and today trump will sit down with talk show host dr. oz to presumably discuss the results of his physical last week. >> i'm not going to ask him questions he doesn't want to have answered. >> reporter: but there are some new headaches for the trump campaign. this morning "newsweek" is expected to release a report that indicts donald trump's financial ties and potential conflicts with national security. at the same time, the new york attorney general is opening an
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inquiry into the trump foundation and allegations that the nonprofit misappropriated some funds. the trump campaign fired back that the new york attorney general is, quote, a partisan hack who has endorsed hillary clinton for president. meanwhile, trump on the trail staying mum on those issues and clinton's health, instead unveiling his child care plan. >> we can provide six weeks of paid maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child whose employer does not provide the benefit. >> reporter: and trump says he intends to pay for that plan by cracking down on unemployment insurance fraud. kendis, diane. >> all right, lana zak reporting from washington for us. thank you, lana. police have issued a warrant for a man accused of hitting a 69-year-old woman protesting donald trump. >> shirley teeter was among those demonstrating against trump in asheville, north carolina. she accuses the man of hitting her after some verbal back and forth with trump supporters. >> i said, you better learn to
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speak russian, and i said the first two words are going to be ha, ha, and he stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me. >> well, teeter has a lung disease and needs an oxygen tank to breathe. she suffered some soreness but no major injuries. several other trump supporters have already been arrested for their conduct at that rally. u.s. olympians are the latest target of hackers. their private medical records now posted online exposing one's private issues. star gymnast simone biles forced to publicly address her battle with adhd and the cybercriminals are promising more secrets to come. abc's brian ross on the case. >> reporter: u.s. officials are calling it a smear. the online posting of hacked medical records for top u.s. olympic athletes. superstar gymnast simone biles, venus and serena williams and a member of the gold medal winning basketball team, elena delle donne. the documents apparently from the world anti-doping agency
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show the players did use medications on the prohibited drug list, but that in each case they had received approval for therapeutic use and had not sought to keep it secret from the testing agency. >> this is not cheating. this is u.s. athletes playing by the rules, playing by the book. >> reporter: unlike the case with russia, which had more than 100 of its athletes banned from this year's olympics because of illegal drug use. and officials point the finger of blame for the athletes' hack at russia whose hackers also broke into the computers of the democratic national committee. >> the russians are using hacking to discredit their enemies and to change public perceptions and they don't care if everyone knows that they're doing it. >> reporter: at least one of the athletes is taking it all in stride. basketball star elena delle donne recovering from thumb surgery in a hospital wrote on instagram, i'd like to thank the hackers for telling the world i legally take a prescription for a condition i've been diagnosed. thanks, guys, she said.
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brian ross, abc news, new york. breaking overnight tropical storm julia is threatening the southeastern u.s. the weather radar shows it passing over jacksonville on the way to savannah. accuweather's paul williams has more on where it's headed. paul. >> good morning to you, diane, kendis. we have a bit of a different thing that's happening for this morning. we now have a newly named tropical storm julia. it was actually named after reaching land, but we still have the eastern side of this eye when it was actually named a tropical storm with winds at about 45 to 50 miles per hour at the naming of this system. now we're concerned about it continuing to move towards the northwest with significant rain that's going to cover from jacksonville up to savannah, georgia, up to 12 inches of rain courtesy of this newly issued tropical storm. diane, kendis. >> our thanks to paul and at this hour on the other side of the world, the strongest storm of the year so far is barreling down on parts of taiwan and china. it is a super typhoon with winds of up to 185 miles an hour and you can see the well-defined eye
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right there. these are satellite images obviously, and taiwan is expected to escape major damage but the storm will soon make a direct hit on mainland china. a north carolina lawmaker who voted for the state's controversial bathroom law is now calling on the state to repeal it. senator tamara barringer's district was supposed to hold several ncaa championships before the association pulled the events in protest of that law. barringer, the first republican to call for repeal, says she still agrees with the concept but not its unintended consequences. still ahead, wearing thin is the oprah effect on weight watchers waning? and an alleged rape victim at unc demands justice. hear why she says the school is putting athletes above the law. plus, apple's tim cook talking about those wireless headphones which have been ridiculed since being unveiled. his side
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wells fargo is no longer the country's most valuable bank. jpmorgan chase is after wells fargo's stock fell nearly 4% yesterday. the bank announced it will no longer have sales targets, a practice blamed for the scandal that resulted in $185 million in fines just last week. wells fargo's ceo denies those sales targets were incentives to do bad things he blamed overzealous employees, 5,300 of them were fired over five years for improper sales practices. weight watchers stock is also falling, and that has cost oprah winfrey -- get this -- some $117 million. the company's stock soared after winfrey bought a 10% stake in the company last fall. but shares have lost two-thirds of their value since then, $1.2
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billion. the ceo resigned just yesterday. apple's rollout of its new mobile operating system has been anything but smooth. some of the first users to download ios 10 found their iphones and ipads no longer worked. apple says the problem was quickly resolved, and those whose devices were, quote, bricked by the update had to plug them into a computer to finish the update. well, that new ios is one of several new offerings from apple coming up later on "good morning america." robin roberts' exclusive interview with ceo tim cook. she gets a sneak peek at the new iphone accessory that's getting all the buzz, those new wireless airpod headphones. cook says they're not going anywhere. >> i've been on treadmills, walking, you know, doing all the things -- >> dancing, twerking. >> -- that i normally do, yeah, and you don't have -- you know how you walk around with the ear buds, and they constantly get caught on something? >> right. >> you never have that problem here.
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>> i think if this whole news thing doesn't work out robin has a future as a product tester. she was really getting into it. >> i think it was beyonce was jamming in her ear at the time. by the way, that's not the only secret that is revealed. coming up at 7:00 a.m., robin's entire interview with ceo tim cook. twerking. good moves. all right. when we come back, three police officers run down by a car. this morning, we have new details about the suspect and why the chief says this was deliberate. and free-falling. a man attempts a 200-foot drop. so what happens next? i love ice cream pizza! peanut butter -tacos! i love ramen. anything chocolate chicken tacos, pork tacos. and now that i've learned to manage what i eat, i can still eat the foods i love. every. single. day. members have lost 15% more weight in the first 2 months than on the beyond the scale program
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some showers and storms are possible in the central plains as well from kansas to missouri and in the rockies. >> and storms and lightning could cause some airport delays in denver and miami. from arizona new details after a man drove into a group of police officers. >> the attack was caught on surveillance video. you can see the red car rev its engine then plow right into the officers. two of them are in serious condition. the other was able to avoid serious injury. the police chief says it could have been much worse. >> these officers could have easily been killed and i thank god that we're not planning three funerals right now. this is a violent, cowardly act on our police officers, and it's simply unacceptable. >> the suspect is identified as 44-year-old mark payne. police say he may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time. a university of north carolina student is going public with allegations that a football player at that school raped her while she was drunk and that the university mishandled her case. delaney robinson held a news
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conference yesterday to say that linebacker allen artis assaulted her. robinson says when she reported it, campus police laughed at her and the district attorney didn't take it seriously either. >> my life has changed forever while the person who assaulted me remains as a student, as a football player on this campus. >> an arrest warrant has now been issued for artis who was suspended indefinitely from the football team. an update on protesters who rushed ryan lochte during monday's premiere of "dancing with the stars." the two men are out of jail after posting a thousand dollar bail. they said they rushed him because they believe lochte is a liar who put americans in danger with his actions at the rio olympics. they are due back in court in three weeks. the security officers at the show tackled them before they could injure anybody. and now to some sports. >> september, as you know, is made more beautiful thanks to baseball. some highlights now from our solo guy at espn.
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good morning, america. matt, roll the tape. here we go. man, the giants' bruce bochy's head may explode, and he's got a large head. giant had a 4-1 lead over the padres and went to the top of the ninth, hunter strickland started the top, took him 20 pitches, it was 4-3 when he left. that was probably a double play ball that went off his mitt. this off steven okert. lsu ryan schimpf goes over the wall. 4-1 became 6-4 like that. giants four back of the dodgers still leading the n.l. wild card. cubs/cardinals. kenny mayne always tells me the cardinals have the best baseball fans. i have no idea where he got that from. diaz, first start since fracturing his thumb at the end of july off jason hammel. his 15th. that tied it at two. brandon moss, go-ahead home run, in the sixth off hammel. his 26th and the cardinals beat
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the cubs, 4-2. that is it. and that is all. have a great, great, great, great day. >> wow. >> can you tell that he's heading home after that? >> a lot of enthusiasm. >> exactly. thanks to neal and matt for rolling the tape. up next in "the pulse," michelle obama giving steph curry advice on trash talking. and a marathon derailed. runners were forced to stop midrace because of an unforeseen obstacle. i want my blood sugar i to stay in so i asked about tresiba®. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that lasts even longer than 24 hours. i want to trim my a1c. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® provides powerful a1c reduction. releases slow and steady. works like your body's insulin. when my schedule changes...
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♪ so we're going to start "the pulse" this morning with michelle obama giving some trash talking advice, you might say. >> the first lady co-hosted "the ellen degeneres show" where she took a trip to cvs with ellen to prepare for life after the white house. among other things, ellen showed the first lady how to use an atm and coinstar machine. >> the coinstar is important. >> the president's golf buddy, steph curry, well, he was a guest on the actual show. and mrs. obama had some advice for curry when things get a little heated on the court. >> during his speeches he has like a very kind of slow cadence. >> yeah, we know. >> it kind of draws you in. he brings that same kind of vibe to his trash talk so i'll hit a shot out of bounds, and he'll just look, yeah, that's not a good shot. >> you should trash talk back, steph. >> give him some things to say.
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>> talk about his ears. >> oh. >> here's one. here's one. as your buddy, you want to say, the shadow from your ears is really messing up my putt. >> now, curry did admit that he's a better golfer than the president. the other thing people are talking about from the appearance was the first lady's beautiful dress. >> yeah, i guess it's a map that's laid out there. >> yes, well done, gucci. >> it's pretty cool. you can see the rivers. okay, so before this next story, we have to say this just warn you, please do not, do not try to be like this guy. he's a 21-year-old who jumped off a waterfall on the hawaiian island of kauai. >> now, that's nearly 200 feet from the top down to the water. when the guy landed, he was knocked unconscious. >> wow, did you see it? take a look again. luckily, a lifeguard on vacation was there to pull him to safety. the jumper suffered a concussion and several torn muscles.
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again, i wouldn't advise it at all. >> no. and a new hampshire bride has quite a wedding story to tell. angelique arsenault was on her way to the altar when her limo got a flat tire. she said, don't worry, girls, i got this. she got there the old-fashioned way. she stuck out her thumb and hitchhiked. >> angelique says a nice guy named jay took the wedding party to the venue, only 30 minutes behind schedule. apparently a lot of champagne helped ease the frustration and the rest of the wedding, angelique says, was amazing. >> that explains the huge smile on her face. apparently jay pulled up with a car full of his kids and he said, let me go drop the kids off, i'll be right back, and true to his word, he did. >> he didn't go to the wedding himself. >> they invited him but he said, no, that's okay. it's your day, you enjoy it. >> i do like the graphic treatment on hitchhiking. nice job. okay, so when you run a marathon the organizers make arrangements to keep traffic off the route. so this is not supposed to happen.
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>> a marathon in allentown, pennsylvania, is a qualifier for the boston marathon, and waiting for the train added about nine minutes to runners' times, some runners were so frustrated they jumped between the train cars. >> so organizers right now are going to talk to the boston marathon folks and hoping that they'll be able to adjust the runners' times. can you imagine the frustration? >> i think i would have welcomed it. >> you would would have welcomed the break. >> a forced nine-minute break in the middle of a marathon? thank you. more news after this. i accept i'm not out on the ocean wrestling marlin. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't go after anything with less than my best. so if i can go for something better than warfarin, i'll do that too. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin. plus, it had significantly less major bleeding than warfarin.
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>> good morning, bay area. let's get going. this is abc7 mornings. >> good morning, 4:30 club on wednesday, september 14. i am natasha zouves. >> i am matt keller here for reggie aqui with jessica castro and electrics but, first, meteorologist mike nicco has the weather. >> warming trend today. we will keep the warming trend going through the weekend. here is what is going on. i will show you there is fog creeping in to the santa cruz mountains in the north bay valley. everyone else is clear. can you see from sutro tower. the day planner shows in the 50s this morning am few 40s inland. we have 64 to 71 our spread. comfortable under strong sunshine. we have the warming trend pushing it in the 60s and 70s and nearly 80 at 4:00. alexis? >> it is a holiday.
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it is somebody's birthday today. too. >> turning 30 today, right, mike? >> again! >> again. good so far on wednesday morning drive and nice is light. all green on the traffic flows and a little bit of yellow filling in on 205 to 580 through the altamont pass. we will look at drive times at had:37. >> developing news from the south bay an 88-year-old woman is still in the hospital after two men beat her in her home and came back and beat her again. >> tiffany wilson is in san jose. tiffany? >> the details of the crime will make you wander, who would be so cruel? lifelong friends of the victim, will 8-year-old flo douglas describe her as the sweetest lady who was always quick with a wave and a smile. this morning she is in intensive care suffering from two severe betting that left her with trauma to her face and head.
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the santa clara sheriff sai that two men broke into her home on north craigmont on monday living there alone since her husband died. they beat her, stole the jewelry she was wearing. left for a short time and came back and beat her again. >> if you robbing someone, rob them, don't beat 'em help, especially someone as helpless as that. it is ridiculous showing a very particularly bad element of a person. >> douglas was so severely injured she could not call for help. a neighbor found her hours later and called police. at this point investigators have not released any description of the suspects but they say fingerprints the left men could be critical to tracking them down. >> freedom is in sight for a woman known as celeste guap. a 19-year-old at the center of a police sex scandal. an hour in now she will appear


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