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it's loaded with chemicals. as you can see there, part of the interstate was closed down due to the smoke and the flames. no injuries were reported and no evacuations are under way. authorities are investigating what caused that fire. you can see all the damage on the grass nearby. an investigation is under way in puerto rico after the tragic death of a toddler aboard a cruise ship docked in san juan. >> the little girl had been playing with her grandfather when she slipped away and fell to her death. here's abc's erielle reshef. >> reporter: authorities in puerto rico investigating a grim scene as an indiana family grieves the death of a 1-year-old little girl who fell overboard from a royal caribbean cruise. investigators say the toddler and her grandfather were playing on deck 11 of the "freedom of the seas" cruise ship while it was docked in san juan on sunday afternoon when she plummeted through a window to the ground below. the young victim traveling with her parents, siblings, and both sets of grandparents on the week-long caribbean cruise. her father, alan wegund, is a police officer in south bend. the department asking for the
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community to pray for the family as they grieve. royal caribbean saying in a stemt yddyestery' incind our hrts go out to the family. authorities are still trying to determine just how that little girl fell. we're told her family will stay on the island during the investigation. erielle reshef, abc news, new york. authorities are looking into the crash of a small plane on an interstate in illinois. police say the pilot reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff in caineville. that's when he attempted an emergency landing on the roadway. the plane's wing clipped a vehicle before ending up on the grass in the median. the pilot suffered minor injuries but is okay. a new mexico uber driver unknowingly served as the getaway in an armed gas station robbery. >> terry owens picked up austin harris and one of their stops was a gas station in albuquerque. owens dropped harris off and went home. suddenly police were at his door
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and arrested owens. investigators say harris rbed s scissors. owens cleared up things with the police. austin pleaded guilty to robbery. coming up, the song that's being dubbed the song of the summer. >> music industry insider bruno del granado will be along to tell us which songs are turning out to be this year's biggest summer hits. i'll pick it up! they're clean! ♪'cuz my hiney's clean.♪ ♪oh yeah i'm charmin clean.♪ charmin ultra strong just cleans better. enjoy the go with charmin.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ that is cardi b's "i like it." a lot of people liked it because it was one of the top songs of summer 2018. what about this year? to talk about the top new songs of this summer we welcome back our friend, music industry insider bruno del granado. what are some of the top songs for summer 2019? >> hey, kenneth, good to be here once again. i'm going to take my horse to the old town road. >> that is it, that is it. >> 12 weeks at number one.
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the last time we saw 12 weeks in a row, it was "despacito" two years ago became the song of the summer. this horse really has, no pun intended, long legs. >> billy ray cyrus being on this one, this guy keeps popping up, always staying relevant. >> and he adds something to the song. the remix that they released with billy ray actually gave the song additional legs. and it's gotten played on country radio, there's been a lot of talk about this. but i think if you watch the video, it really does make sense. it's normal, it's not pushed, it's not contrived. >> it's in a lot schools, the kids, also a viral video as well. >> it started on tick-tock, the social media application, and music-generated content, and kids started uploading videos of themselves doing that. that's how this song became so big in such a short time, amount of time. >> it was -- >> i got to tell you one thing, kenneth, i think he's up for best new artist next year at the grammys.
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>> you think so? >> i think so. >> you said it, i know it's going to happen. collaborations are a big thing. sheeran, bieber. >> the big male artists in the pop world. this is their second collaboration. the last time they worked together, it went to number one. so tnk could be a pretty strong contender. because these guys are like double, triple threat. they are amazing. incredibly talented. like i said, the two biggest male pop singers in the world right now. >> bieber sometimes known as a bad boy, maybe a bad guy. >> billie eilish. she is this alternative artist who released they are debut album this year. it was the third largest streamed album by a female in the history of music. she's cool, she is left of center. "bad guy" might than kind of song that slips in from some sort of connection and becomes one of the ones that people talk about as song of the summer for 2019. >> the jonas brothers, they're back. >> huge. they had a massive year.
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"sucker" was the number one song for many weeks. the video's incredible. it's got sophie, the wife of joe, priyanka, the wife of nick, and it is a very solid song. the tour is on fire. it's a major, major comeback for the jonas brothers. >> you can't have a top summer song without mentioning taylor swift, though. >> no. taylor's back. she debuted at number two with the new song. and it's all about -- it's related to what's happening with pride celebrations in the u.s. she's very, very supportive of the lgbt community. and the song is not only so catchy, but the video features katy perry, ellen degeneres, laverne cox. so, it's a very, very chockful k of artists video and the song's just beautiful. >> before we go, got to put you on the spot. which one will be the top song
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of 2019? >> i've got to say it's nas x. it has to be. >> there you go, "old town road" there. >> that's the one. >> bruno, we always appreciate your insight. bruno, everybody. stay with us. you're watching "world news now." ♪ le. hi, i'm jonathan, a manager here at colonial penn life insurance company, to tell you it is possible. if you're age 50 to 85, you can get life insurance with options starting at just $9.95 a month. okay, jonathan, i'm listening. tell me more. just $9.95 a month for colonial penn's number one most popular whole life insurance plan. there are no health questions to answer and there are no medical exams to take. your acceptance is guaranteed. guaranteed acceptance? i like guarantees. keep going. hd 5. sounds good to me, but at my age, i need the security of knowing
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bras every three to four wears. i don't have to worry about that. >> right. >> maybe i do. >> we're not discussing. swimsuits after every wear, yeah, come on, right? >> yeah, definitely. >> i'm glad to see pajamas there. i would do that. i wasn't sure if i would wear them again and be like, am i a little dirty? >> it all depends. like where you are. >> if you're sweating overnight. >> if you're at the rodeo. >> in your pajamas? >> pajamas or jeans. then maybe you should wash them afterwards. if you're on the new york city subway. >> i was just going to say, you might want to wash them a little more often. >> we know what happens to jeans you wash them too often, they lose that look, you know. >> same with leggings. you can get six, seven, eight wears out of leggings. no, not that many. at least four or five. four, we'll go with four. >> there's some people saying, there's no debate, i wash my
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>> help for that? helpor that? like helpers? this guy. okay, so a woman is blasting a couple. this couple charged guests $125 each for a wedding. mind you, people had to travel to this wedding. not just like the next state over, they had to travel across the pond to go to this wedding in london. >> what do they get for being charged $125 for the wedding? >> not a lot, the wedding ran out of food. some of the food even included hot dog slices, which first off, what's a hot dog slice? >> so if you're taking pictures at somebody's wedding to shade them later, then they misjudged your friendship. >> right. >> i will say, i would have expected filet mignon. something. >> right? >> i'm sounding real elitist with help and filet mignon. but still. >> $125 for my wedding? i'm not at your wedding. dding.
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emergency. >> roads turning into raging rivers when heavy rains pound the d.c., maryland, and virginia area. one stream rose 11 feet in just one hour. we'll show you all the damage left behind. also this morning the race for the white house is shaking up. as one candidate drops out, another well-known billionaire may enter. we'll tell you how the 2020 presidential bid is shaping up. still a hot topic, disney's decision to cast halle bailey as ariel. for the live action remake of "the little mermaid." social media's buzzing with support and criticism. and the company has a message for critics, those poor, unfortunate souls. and the heroes are home. the u.s. women's soccer team is back in america to celebrate their historic win. hear how they feel about their
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fourth world cup title. it's tuesday, july 9th. good morning, everyone. it is great to have our women's team home. >> yes. >> our she-roes, the she-roic welcome. >> absolutely. they'll be on "gma" later this morning. stay tuned for that. >> we are here for it. we can't wait for that. we do have to begin with the latest severe summer weather. drenching rains, flooding, and hail. >> the images are incredible. overnight a new storm system is in the western plains. the dakotas, colorado, and montana could see violent storms including an isolated tornado. >> the nation's capital is recovering from massive flooding from a slow-moving rainstorm. this was the aptly named canal road in washington. even the white house basement flooded. >> and a cascade of water, look at this looks like a waterfall hitting a metro train just as it pulled into the arlington, virginia, station.
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the area got a month's worth of rain in just an hour. we get more now from abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: a flash flood emergency around the nation's capital during the busy monday morning commute. up to half a foot of rain falling in just two hours, forcing dozens of water rescues. drivers scrambling to the top of their cars to safety. many caught off guard. >> i was stopped at the light. bus came through, it was like a tidal wave hit, boom! >> reporter: roads turned into raging rivers. a torrent of water carrying away this footbridge and swamping this parking garage in alexandria, virginia. the general manager of this power sports shop tells me this basement flooded in about 30 minutes. and that water is not receding. they'll need a pump system to get all of it out. all that rain with nowhere to go. commuters caught in the middle. at this d.c. metro station, a waterfall right through the ceiling. the owner of this hardware store in virginia says she prepped for heavy rain, but nothing like this. >> by the time i left the basement, i swam out of it. it was probably close to my
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shoulder height. >> reporter: roads and pedestrian bridges like this one are closed off. this bridge is destroyed. it shows just how powerful the storms were. the rain has stopped and flooding across the d.c. area is now slowly receding. stephanie ramos, abc news, arlington, virginia. >> our thanks to stephanie there. another sign of how powerful that storm was, a stream near reagan airport rose 11 feet in just an hour. >> let's get the forecast from accuweather's adam del rosso. >> kenneth and janai, good morning. those soaking thunderstorms continuing to push south of d.c. into the carolinas, parts of florida and georgia as well. this area of low pressure once it makes its way to the gulf with the very warm waters, there is potential it develops into a tropical system later this week. we're going to watch that very closely and see where it goes. we also need to watch for more severe storms as we head into tuesday evening from the dakotas into the upper midwest with bind and hail being the main threats. now to the child sex abuse
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allegations against the one-time friend of president trump and former president clinton. >> jeffrey epstein pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges yesterday in manhattan federal court as several of his alleged victims looked on. he's being held pending a monday bail hearing. his plea came a decade after a nonprosecution agreement on similar charges in florida approved by then-u.s. attorney and current labor secretary alexander acosta. house speaker nancy pelosi is now asking for acosta -- calling on acosta to resign. prosecutors say images of nude, underaged girls were found locked in a safe in epstein's manhattan mansion. turning to the 2020 race, the first candidate in the crowded field of democrats has dehis bid for president. california congressman eric swalwell dropped out amid lagging poll numbers and he plans to seek a fifth term in congress. meanwhile senator elizabeth warren raised more than $19 million in the second quarter, trailing only mayor pete buttigieg and former vice president joe biden in donations, surging past bernie
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sanders. like sanders, warren only accepts money from small donors. as one contender calls it quits, another democrat is reportedly entering the race. sources tell "the new york times" california billionaire tom steyer plans to announce his candidacy today months after saying he would not run. steyer has spent millions of dollars on an advertising campaign calling on president trump's impeachment. a new law in president trump's home state of new york could give key members of congress access to his state tax returns. under a law signed by the governor the state must turn over returns to the chairs of certain committees upon request. the president's state taxes could reveal many of the same details in his federal returns which he has refused to release. the republicans say the law will not stand up in court. the federal government is dialing up its fight against robocalls, especially the fcc plans to ban spoofing on text
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messages and international robocalls. the agency says the bogus information gives the appearance scammers are calling or texting locally. the fcc says it received more than 35,000 calls about caller i.d. spoofing in the first half of the year. some amazon workers in minnesota think prime day will be the prime time to strike. about 100 of them will stop working for four hours next monday afternoon to protest working conditions. the online giant's prime day is being held both monday and tuesday. officials say not all the minnesota center workers will strike. other amazon fulfillment centers will pick up that extra work. on to soccer and the champs, they're home. >> yes, they are. the u.s. women's national team is back on american soil for the first time since taking its second straight world cup title sunday in france. the team touched down at newark liberty airport yesterday afternoon. the players were serenaded with queen's "we are the champions." and welcomed back with a banner reading "congratulations team usa." now the players were in france
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for over a month. they say they're happy to be back home and proud to show the >>t'om the u.s. so we're happy to celebrate with everyone. >> we kind of what this winning mentality. i think it shows every time we play. i think we've had a lot of success. and we're just as deserving as any player is. >> what's your message for little girls that are watching right now? >> i think, don't doubt for a second that this could be you someday. >> go for it. dream big. go for everything you ever wanted. we promise you we will leave this game in a better place than where we found it. >> the players will be on "gma" this morning as you mentioned before, before a big day tomorrow. it will include a ticker tape parade in new york city, then they'll appear on the espys tomorrow night in los angeles. and it was great, we saw -- in those clips of them talking upon their arrival, they were talking with our friend eva pilgrim.
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megan rapinoe actually showed eva a picture of her as a little kid with her nose all painted red, white, and blue. >> 1999, watching the women's world cup back then. >> just goes to show you. i mean, we said before that rose lavelle, four years ago, was watching the world cup with some friends in college. it just goes to show you anything is possible and they are showing us. >> they deserve all the celebrations. >> absolutely. >> a big week, big weeks ahead, celebrating them as well. a lot of people watched that world cup final, the ratings were high. they were so amazing. >> so amazing. through and through. we knew they could do it, and they did. >> and they're going to be on "gma," as you said. >> yes. >> we're going to watch that. >> we might have to sneak into times square. >> rapinoe! where's my jersey? coming up in "the mix," the fast food chain giving away free
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fast food today, but there's a catch. first the new details we're learning this morning about one of those american tourists gored in the running of the bulls in spain. plus disney has unveiled its newest princess under the sea. >> under the sea. >> why singer halle bailey is facing both support and criticism for being cast in the role of ariel.
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today is day three of the annual running of the bulls in pamplona, spain. we're learning more about one of the americans gored on the first day of the event. jamie alvarez is a san francisco-based public defender. he's one of the two americans gored. >> he was gored in the neck while trying to take a selfie. a stray bull came running after him. alvarez was at the end of the course. doctors told the 46-year-old that the bull's horn fractured part of a cheekbone. he's now recovering from surgery. >> i took out my phone to take a quick five-second video just to say that i finished. there was a straggler. and i turned and it was like a truck or a car just hitting me in the side of the head. >> alvarez hopes to be released from the hospital sometime
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today. he says his wife and daughter aredst him joining the crowd but the energy in the streets was too strong to resist. he plans to return to the bull run one day, but as a spectator. and did you guys hear the key part of this story that got him? he was trying to take a selfie. >> yeah. i mean, if you're going to run the bulls, you've got to get a selfie, right? >> what do you think that picture looked like? do you think it was blurry? do you think he got a good one? >> those bullhorns really got him, and they're pointy, so i guess he got the point already. >> there was a lot of red wine involved. >> sangria! >> oh, yeah. >> definitely a sangria selfie there. moving on, the judge in the kevin spacey sexual assault trial in massachusetts could be close to dismissing the case. >> it comes as spacey's accuser admitted to waiting 15 months to report the alleged incident, contradicting prosecutors who said it was only three months.
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plus there are questions about a missing cell phone. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: the case against kevin spacey in jeopardy. his accuser taking the stand but invoking his fifth amendment right over questions whether he deleted text messages, leading the judge to strike his testimony from the record. spacey's lawyer pounced. >> he's the sole witness that can establish the circumstances of his allegation on the night in question. this case needs to be dismissed, and i believe it needs to be dismissed today. >> reporter: the judge seemed to agree, saying he wasn't sure if the case would continue or collapse. accuser's mother, a former boston tv anchor, admitted. >> i deleted a few things. >> reporter: she says she did not delete any texts relevant to the night in question. another issue, the accuser's phone is missing. the "house of cards" star is accused of groping the then 18-year-old in nantucket in 2016. the 59-year-old actor has pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and battery. just last week the accuser
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dropped a civil lawsuit against spacey. after that missing phone, a state trooper testified monday that he did return the phone to the family but did not get a receipt. both the accuser's mother and father testified they don't know what happened to the phone. the judge set another hearing for the end of the month. linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, coco gauff loses at wimbledon. what stopped her amazing roll and what's next for america's young tennis phenom. first, the debate over disney's newest princess and over how a mermaid should look. that's next on "world news now." that's next on "world news now."
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♪ under the sea 21 years after we all learned how much better it is down where it's wetter, a rising young star is giving a voice to one of disney's most beloved princesses. >> it is a defining and ground-breaking role for halle bailey, but this morning she's facing both raise and criticism. >> reporter: disney has a new princess and her name is halle bailey. the actress cast to play ariel in "the little mermaid" action movie.
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♪ ♪ wish i could be part of that world ♪ ♪ >> reporter: as some praise the bold move, other criticize it online. questioning whether a black woman could portray the fictional redheaded princess. the hash tag #notmyariel" trending on twitter. bailey's skin color front and center. some tweeting, this isn't about racism, we just want an ariel that looks like the ariel we love. and, stop ruining the classics. >> i think most of the pushback has come from those dark pockets of social media where people want to be antagonistic or they want to see people arguing or just take away from this really beautiful moment. but overwhelmingly people are excited. >> reporter: celebrities like mariah carey and zendaya coming to bailey's defense, joining the outpouring of support on social media. disney, the parent company of abc news, also owns their freeform channel, who came to
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bailey's defense, tweeting a tongue in cheek letter addressed to the poor, unfortunate souls, reminding them that the character of ariel is a work of fiction. for 30 years the little mermaid has enchanted audiences around the world with songs like "poor, unfortunate souls." ♪ poor unfortunate souls in pain in need ♪ ♪ under the sea >> reporter: and "under the sea." part of a generation's collective memory. >> "the little mermaid" was a movie that was made when we were kids, it was made for us. >> ariel, listen to me. the human world is a mess. >> reporter: when the original was released in 1989, it was a mega hit, becoming the first animated film to gross more than $100 million at the box office. and ushering in disney's
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renaissance era. ♪ >> reporter: and halle bailey is now ushering in a new chapter for the iconic story. she's one of the sisters in the talented musical duo chloe and halle, whose hit songs "happy without me" launched them into stardom. it wasn't long before beyonce herself was calling. how did beyonce hear about you two? >> we did the cover to "pretty hurts." ♪ pretty hurts >> out of all the covers it got the most traction. >> reporter: they've gone on tour with the superstar twice. also landing recurring roles on the hit tv show "grownups." >> you got this. you've got everything. >> she's got this. >> reporter: even singing the intro song. ♪ you can tell me >> reporter: "the little mermaid" will be bailey's first feature film. >> well, look at what the catfish dragged in. >> reporter: the casting representative of so much more
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than one woman's ascent to stardom. >> we keep hearing this phrase, black girl magic. what does it mean to you two? >> don't be afraid, you're magical, you hold so much power in your hands. ♪ watch and you'll see >> reporter: now that magic coming to the big screen. for "nightline," i'm byron pitts in new york. ♪ part of your world >> our thanks to byron pitts there. great for halley bailey, great for this iconic disney film. and also great for those poor, unfortunate souls who will have a chance to have their eyes opened to what this role can be. >> absolutely. broadening those horizons. let me remind you, "west side story," natalie woods, a russian-american, played maria, who was of puerto rican decent. lone ranger, johnny depp played native american warrior tonto. "aloha," emma stone played a character of chinese descent. it's not new. it's been done before. many are pointing out this criticism reeks of racism, halle
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is talented and qualified and ariel is a mermaid. it's time for "the mix" on this tuesday, which also happens ariel is a mermaid. $$9.95? no way.? $9.95? that's impossible. hi, i'm jonathan, a manager here at colonial penn life insurance company,
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it's time for "the mix" on this tuesday, which also happens to be national sugar cookie day. >> it's national sugar cookie day! >> whoo! in the words of andre 3000, give me some sugar, i am your neighbor. >> half of these cookies are gone. by the way, this half hour started, top of the show, with miss storming norman here with cookie crumbs around her mouth. >> we got into stephanie ramos' package about the weather and he looked at me and said, are you going to clean the cookie crumbs from your mouth? could have written me a note or something. we're starting with the dancing cockatoo. teaching himself how to dance. ♪
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okay, all right. the >> busting a move. >> whichever. you want to have fun, you go, snowball, you cockatoo. okay, all right. good dance moves. >> i love it. you know what else i love? >> you took the smallest piece of that cookie. >> no, this is a sugar cookie or a snickerdoodle? >> a snickerdoodle. >> i wanted a sugar -- >> take one, don't ruin the snickerdoodles. >> look. >> while we figure out this cookie fight, it's apparently also cow appreciation day. so for all you meat lovers who may want to take a break, a restaurant has a motto of "eat more chikin." that is chick-fil-a. they say you get a free meal today. but you must come into the restaurant dressed as a wow. to get that free meal. according to "business insider," 2 million people participated in
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cow appreciation 2018 and they're sure the turnout is going to be even greater this year. so if you want to get that free chick-fil-a meal, go ahead and move on into one of their stores. and eat more chicken as they say. >> you guys, snickerdoodles are hands down the best cookies. there's a soldier who performed a whole bunch of burpees. >> you're going to show me a guy doing burpees while i'm eating cookies? >> probably did like ten or something. >> no in 12 hours he did 4,489. >> nearly 5,000 burpees? >> he raised some money, $1,300, for a good old foundation. >> that's a guinness world record. >> he's waiting for guinness world records to certify that it is legit. he only planned to do 4,500. >> also legit --
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," the alleged sex trafficking scandal surrounding the one-time friend of president trump and former president clinton. how he's pleading to new charges plus why the cabinet secretary linked to the case is facing calls to resign. obamacare court battle. a federal appeals court will determine the fate of the affordable care act. how this could affect millions of people's health care. and new this half hour, the car dealer who found a dented car on his lot. >> he looked at the surveillance video and found out why. now the search is on for this man. and bachelorette hannah takes the show on the road meeting the families of her final four men then the tough decisions started. details in "the skinny" on this tuesday, july 9th. good tuesday morning.
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it's all right, you giggled a little bit at the headline. >> oh no, i giggled a lot. that was hilarious. i can't wait to see more. we'll get to it. i can't wait for that. >> the search is on for him and we will tell you all about it. we do begin on a very serious note with the multimillionaire who once called the current president and a former president friends on charges of sex trafficking charges. >> jeffrey epstein pleaded not guilty yesterday. prosecutors say they found trove of evidence in his home. now house speaker nancy pelosi is demanding secretary of labor alex acosta step down for his involvement in a past deal for epstein. abc's tom llamas has more. >> reporter: when federal agents raided the manhattan mansion of financier jeffrey epstein, they say they found hundreds, if not thousands, of female nude photographs, many of the photos seeming to show underage girls. the fbi arresting the
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ultra-wealthy epstein on saturday at teterboro airport in new jersey. he had just landed from paris in his private jet. in a dramatic news conference, the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york laid out the shocking charges. >> today we announce the unsealing of sex trafficking charges against jeffrey epstein. >> reporter: according to the indictment from 2002 to 2005 epstein quote sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in manhattan, new york, and palm beach, florida. and that he allegedly had girls recruited to engage in sex acts with him after which he would give the victims hundreds of dollars in cash and paid some victims to recruit additional girls to be similarly abused by epstein. >> many of the underage girls epstein allegedly victimized were particularly vulnerable to exploitation. the alleged behavior shocks the conscience. >> reporter: investigators say the alleged assaults occurred in a massage room epstein had set
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up. >> he asked me to get comfortable, to take my clothes off. >> reporter: courtney wilde says she was victimized by epstein at the age of 14. we were with her as she headed to court, learning that the prosecutor had called for more victims to come forward. >> today, i'm asking everyone to take a good look at this man. >> just to hear they're standing up for the victims, you know what i mean? it's just like so overwhelmingly past due. >> reporter: epstein, 66, owns at least six homes and two private islands. in the past he socialized with both president bill clinton and president donald trump. in a 2002 profile in "new york" magazine before any allegations surfaced, trump is quoted as saying this about epstein. it is even said that he likes beautiful women, as much as i do, and many of them are on the younger side. no doubt about it, jeffrey enjoys his social life. epstein's arrest came as a surprise to many who have
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followed his case. in 2007 he faced a potential federal indictmentor scheme to recruit underaged girls to his home for lewd massages. the multimillionaire struck a plea deal, serving just 13 months in county jail, registering as a sex offender. the agreement halted a federal grand jury investigation and gave epstein and any potential coconspirators immunity from federal charges in florida. the u.s. attorney who authorized that deal, the current secretary of labor, alexander acosta. outside of court, michelle acada, another alleged victim, told us what it was like to be inside hearing the allegations. >> i started crying. because it put me back into that place where i didn't want to be. but it was actually great to see him in that seat. >> reporter: epstein's attorneys were arguing these new charges feel like double jeopardy, but prosecutors say that immunity deal was only for florida, not for crimes allegedly committed in new york. epstein has pleaded not guilty. he's trying to get out on bail but prosecutors call him an extreme flight risk with all his money and two private jets. a judge will decide next week. in lower manhattan, tom llamas, abc news.
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president trump says he will no longer deal with the british ambassador to the u.s. after finding out he called him inept and incompetent. >> ambassador kim derrick was disinvited to an official dinner held last night at the treasury department. >> the ambassador also warned trump might be indebted to quote dodgy russians. as the documents surfaced the president blasted outgoing prime minister theresa may saying it was good news the uk will soon have a new prime minister. may's office expressed regret for the leak but says the ambassador continues to have her full support. hong kong's leader says a controversial bill that sparked days of massive protests is now quote dead. the measure would have legalized extradition to china. hong kong is a part of china but has its own legal system. today hong kong executive carrie lam said there is no plan to reintroduce the proposal, but
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she has not actually withdrawn the bill. the affordable care act also of course known as obamacare is facing a major test as a federal appeals court begins to consider its fate today. if the three-judge panel upholds the decision by a texas judge to invalidate the entire law over the loss of the individual mandate, it could impact millions of americans. they may lose protection for pre-existing conditions, as well as other benefits. a decision is expected by the end of the summer. instagram is cracking down on online bullying with two new features. one of the tools asks those about to post offensive comments to think twice before hitting send. the other allows users to automatically hide messages from people they don't want posting to them. president trump's proposed tariffs on china could cause a bible shortage in this country. that's because tens of millions of christian bibles are printed each year in china, far more than anywhere else. the tariffs would make the bibles too expensive for evangelical groups to give away. everything is on hold right now, even the so-called bible tax
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pending new trade talks. the family of a man who died after consuming too much caffeine is warning others. lochlan foote died at his home in australia the day before his 22nd birthday. he added one teaspoon of caffeine powder to his protein shake. a coroner's report says he died from caffeine toxicity. most caffeine powders are banned in the u.s. foote's family wants australia to do the same. well, a rainy night along florida's gulf coast saw something else fall from the sky. bam! >> that is security video from a ft. myers car dealership that has kenneth chuckling. a man coming out of nowhere, clear out of nowhere, lands on the roof of the car, gets and up walked away almost like nothing happened. workers checked the tape after showing up for work monday and noticing a big old dent in the car's roof. they posted the video to the
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dealership's facebook page with the words, "you just can't fix stupid." >> they also posted i hope they find this kid and he's all right. we got insurance, we can handle this. >> why was he on the roof? where did he come from? >> the way he falls, like so hard, then just gets up. >> wait, they're falling from the sky down there in florida, another florida man story. >> florida man falling from the sky. look how hard that hit. that is his shoe that came off? where did he come from? >> and then he just hops up. maybe the adrenaline just -- you know. >> florida. you know how to outdo yourself. somebody was upset yesterday about how we shuffle our papers. >>e thes h? tweet about that! coming up, what's next for coco gauff? after her run at wimbledon? how about that? plus the hero's welcome for team usa, the newest world cup champions back home on u.s. soil and getting ready for their big
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we're back with this dramatic video of a car crashing into a laundromat in raleigh, north carolina. the woman who was hit was arrested monday and charged with filing a false police report. investigators say she lied about the driver. she said her nephew was behind the wheel, police say it was actually her 13-year-old son. overseas america's newest and youngest tennis phenom has just ended her amazing run at wimbledon. >> 15-year-old coco gauff lost in straight sets on monday to last year's french open champ, romanian simona halep. >> gauff burst onto the world stage last week, becoming the youngest player to ever qualify for wimbledon. with her stunning victory over her idol venus williams. >> i hope they learned about me that i'm a fighter and i'll never give up. i hope they learned from me that anything is possible if you work hard and just continue to dream
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big. i mean, like i said, if somebody told me this maybe three weeks ago, i probably wouldn't believe it. >> back home in delray beach, florida, her father's bar, paradise sports lounge, was packed with locals who watched coco turn into an overnight sensation. >> looking ahead, age eligibility restrictions mean gauff can participate in only seven more professional events before her 16th birthday next march, but phones are reportedly ringing off the hook at her management company from potential sponsors. and coco has got a long road ahead of her, good luck. meanwhile, seven-time wimbledon champion serena williams has been fined $10,000 for damaging one of the courts by throwing a racket. serena plays a quarterfinal round match tomorrow. u.s. women's soccer team is wearing two crowns now that it's back home from france. >> the team defended its title as world cup champions by beating the netherlands sunday. along the way the players turned into social warriors and they seem more than willing to hang
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on to both roles as they get ready to celebrate. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: a hero's welcome home for the women's national soccer team now back on u.s. soil. the players exhausted but exuberant. ♪ we are the champions >> reporter: celebrating their world cup title, golden boot winner megan rapinoe posing with the trophy, and the team photo holds up number 4, four world championships, the most ever. they made their point on and off the field. >> equal pay, equal pay! >> reporter: the president of fifa proposing to double the prize money for the next women's world cup to $60 million. but that number falling drastically short of the men's projected $440 million prize. >> my friend just sent this to me. from the '99 world cup. >> how old were you in that picture?
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>> i was like, i don't know, 13 or 14. all those kids that were over there supporting us, supporting us at home, you can stand in front of these microphones any day. >> reporter: the team will celebrate their big win with a ticker-tape parade, marching through new york's canyon of heroes on wednesday. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. when we come back, more from the world cup champs. and the bachelorette makes a shocking decision after some rough hometown visits. jack is coming up because "the skinny" is next. skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny ju ♪ skinny just gimme the skinny time now for "the skinny" starting with some breaking "skinny" news about america's world cup champs. >> the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition crew is paying homage to the u.s. women's national team by showcasing many of the star players, including megan rapinoe and alex morgan. >> the "si" edition editor-in-chief shared a selection of images on instagram of the athletes' recent shoot. if we had to pick just one word to describe these ladies -- why
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would we have to do that? looking good, ladies. a big night on "the bachelorette." hannah was visiting the home towns of her final four men. >> here with the details our "bachelorette" analyst jack sheahan. jack, break it down. >> got to keep this tight. last night it was all going so well. >> okay. >> until it wasn't. roll that beautiful "bachelorette" footage. first up, peter. west lake village, california. we'll go for a drive. we'll take a flight. fly over the mansion. arrive at peter's parents' place. time for a meal. a german prayer. [ speaking in german ] that seemed to go well. next, jupiter, florida. tyler c.'s hometown. got to put on some sunscreen
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before the boat ride. that night with tyler's family -- >> do you feel like he's ready for what would be at the end, truly? >> he's at that point in his life where marriage is definitely something he's thinking about. >> reporter: tyler c. still looking strong. gainesville, georgia. luke p. time for a sunday school session. >> let's pray for him real quick. >> reporter: luke p. actually seeming human. >> i have put you through a struggle. and i just want to tell you that i am sorry. >> reporter: ladies and gentlemen -- the resurrection of luke p. off to tennessee, home of the analyst pick jed. let's write a song together. some difficult discussions with jed's family. >> when i asked jed's mom if she thought that he was ready for an engagement, she said that she believed that jed had a different path for his life right now. that definitely sets off a few alarms in my head. >> reporter: oh-oh.
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time for the rose ceremony. peter gets a rose. tyler gets a rose. hannah is freaking out. >> what just happened? >> i can't make a decision. i don't know what to do. i just want clarity. i need more time. i don't know what to do. i'm just like really frustrated. >> reporter: chris harrison with the solution. everybody gets a rose! luke p. gets a rose! the analyst pick jed gets a rose! >> [ bleep ]. >> yeah, that's exactly what i was thinking. jed there expressing some frustration. you can't say that we didn't try to get rid of one of these guys. >> right. >> obviously it didn't work. the final four and hannah off to greece next week. maybe we'll get some clarity. probably we won't. at this point analyst out. >> still down to four. our thanks to you, jack. but you at home, wait. there's a new development in i do bachelor" nation.
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>> jesse palmer famously calling out the name of the wrong woman in his first rose ceremony, saying katy instead of karen, eventually giving both the rose. >> the 40-year-old former nfl star and former gma contributor is set to tie the knot. >> palmer popped the question to his girlfriend in portuguese. brazilian model emely fardo during a romantic getaway in france. >> she said yes. we assume he got her name right. >> oui. >> oui. congratulations. coming up, bonus round. >> we're getting our first look at angelina jolie in the first full trailer of "maleficent: mistress of evil." you're watching "world news now."
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hey, guys. we're back with our -- what was that? >> i was spinning the wheel. >> our bonus "skinny" round. our first look at the first full trailer for "maleficent: mistress of evil." >> our parent company, disney, has released the video featuring angelina jolie as the wicked fairy godmother and the approach of princess aurora's wedding. >> you've done an admirable job going against your own nature to raise this child. but now she will finally get the love of a real mother. tonight i consider aurora my own. >> there is no union, there will
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be no wedding. >> what have you done? >> we go home now. aurora! >> the sequel hits theaters on october 18th. so mark your disney calendars. >> can't wait for that. it's going to be a good one. "maleficent." >> yeah. so next, golf legend and recent recipient of the medal of freedom tiger woods is joining the ranks of the up all nighters. >> hey, tiger. he's seen in a video for nike's instagram account explaining why he's forcing himself to wake up at 1:00 a.m. >> woods says he's conditioning his body clock to get used to british time for the upcoming british open which begins july 18th in northern ireland. >> woods said, quote, if you want to succeed, if you want to get better, if you want to win, if you want to accomplish your goals, it starts with getting up early. we'll do you one better, tiger. >> we actually should give tiger some tips here. >> you're right. >> as the leader of the insomniacs.
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here on "world news now." >> tiger, take notes. tips for tiger. >> number one, i go to sleep first thing in the morning. >> i go to sleep in the afternoon. >> i know. i also sometimes -- >> mask. >> if you need a nap, take a nap. >> ear plugs. >> take a nap. especially in the evening before you go in. definitely a nap. >> don't have coffee too late. >> definitely a sleep mask like the true divas that we are. >> i do ear plugs too. >> i also -- you've got to get used to -- you've got to condition yourself to have ear plugs or a mask on while you're sleeping. because i wake up very easily -- >> tiger's not watching or taking notes. >> tiger, we expect for you to give us some tips on golfing, i guess, right? so finally, why kawhi leonard has been banned from an l.a. coffee chain. >> he and paul george have apparently made an enemy in a local los angeles java joint alfred coffee. joining the l.a. clippers and lakers. >> the chain made the announcement according to "eater" magazine most likely tongue in cheek. >> and drake is still very upset.
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my name is eddie metcalf. i enjoworking in my yard and you know, i can't. i can't do that any more,'cuz i'm missing most of my lung. they did a cat scan of my kidneys, no more kidney stones. that's the good news. "but, we found a spot on your lung." that frankly scared the "hell" out of me. i hadn't smoked in 22 years. how could this happen to me? he said, "well, you know about radon gas?" we'll... you know, i heard about it. he said, "well, the second leading cause of cancer" "in america is radon, 22,000 people a year die from this." i literally left the doctor's office, got a test kit, put it in my house, and our result was 39.8. the upper limit is 4. we got to get this fixed. that was on a monday, and on wednesday, our mitigation system was up and running. well, i think everybody should have their house tested. we'd never know. we'd still be living there. i could get another tumor from it. right now, it's changing my life.
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great day. making news in america this morning, record flood. one month's worth of rain falling in one morning. a stream turning into a raging river. one rising 11 feet in one hour. the new images plus the growing concern right now about a brewing tropical storm that could impact millions this week. new details about the sex trafficking case against multimillionaire jeffrey epstein. the financier with ties to president trump and former president clinton. what agents say they found inside a safe in his mansion and what took so long to bring this case. team usa's triumphant return home. ♪ we are the champions >> reporter: the big plans for the world cup chpi

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