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>> check us out at making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a massive explosion rocking an apartment building. dozens are injured including firefighters and new pictures just in. debris scattered everywhere. >> donald trump draws new controversy after claiming president obama is the founder of isis. this as newly released e-mails has hillary clinton on defense after allegations of an inappropriate relationship between the state department and clinton foundation. live in washington. the cause behind the delta computer outage. the company's ceo blaming a fire. and katie ledecky does it again, stunning everyone, even her teammates. we have the latest from the olympics. good morning, everyone.
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started with breaking news from suburban washington, d.c., that massive fire and reported explosion levels an apartment building. >> this is the scene in silver spring, maryland. dozens injured including two firefighters after part of the building collapsed. trapping residents. the apparent explosion sent debris flying to nearby streets. fire officials say natural gas from broken pipes helped feed that fast-moving fire. we're told the firefighters' injuries are not life-threatening but crews are still on the scene and bring you more donald trump is making a new round of allegations in the race for the white house blaming president obama this time and hillary clinton for starting isis. >> all of this comes as trump tries to fend off criticism over a veiled threat to hillary clinton and clinton faces new corruption over a batch of new e-mails. maggie rulli has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. trump and clinton are both dealing with their own problems
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chance to fire back hitting each other where they know it's going to hurt the most. caught up in a war of words the candidates are firing pointed jabs. >> words matter, my friends. >> reporter: clinton questioning trump's temperament. >> we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that crossed the line. >> reporter: accusing the gop nominee of inciting violence with his controversial comments. >> although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't was referring to the unity of trying to move past the rs. controversy turning his attention to clinton's latest e-mail release questioning her ethics after the state department released a new batch of e-mails and accuses her of exchanging donations for favors from the state department. >> you're not allowed to do it. it's illegal.
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campaign says hillary clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the foundationnd trump turning up the heat on the current occupant of the oval office. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. >> reporter: just last week trump made the same accusation against hillary clinton. the white house has declined to comment on his latest accusation. kendis and diane. >> seems like a new controversy every trump is criticizing the clinton campaign after the father of the orlando nightclub shooter attended her rally. >> now trump faces controversy over who showed up. mark foley was sitting behind him last night as he told the crowd in florida that those guests need to know the campaign in order to get those seats behind him. now, foley resigned ten years
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sexually explicit messages to teenage boys working as congressional pages. >> as donald trump campaigned in florida a man scaled trump tower in manhattan using suction cups. the man identified only as steve climbed the outside of the 68-story trump tower for more than two hours. >> emergency crews eventually cut holes and vents and broke windows trying to intercept him and finally reached down and grabbed him outside the 1st floor. >> i reached out, i took hold of his hand and i said, sir, you brought him inside with the help of my partner and we placed him in custody and handed him over. >> the climber posted a video titled message to mr. trump. why i climbed your tower. in that video he described himself as an independent researcher and a trump supporter asking for a private meeting with the presidential candidate to discuss an important matter. tonight he's been hospitalized this morning for evaluation and
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overnight from southern canada where police foiled a suicide bomb plot not far from the u.s. border, they say. investigators say a known isis sympathizer was planning to blow himself up in an ontario down but was killed in a police takedown. back in this country a sheriff's deputy killed and another officer injured while responding to a duisturbance cal in arkansas. when officers arrived he was army and surrendered. bill cooper seen there was expected to retire soon. the suspect wanted to cause, quote, a ruckus before a court hearing. the florida police officer who killed a civilian during a gun safety demonstration. officer lee c ochlt lchole used to take down a cyclist and reportedly resigned from a previous job for not passing a
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on leave as tuesday's shooting is investigated. witnesses are recalling the moment that mary knowlton was shot during a mock shooting. >> when the gunshots went off i don't think any of us realized what we witnessed. it was only when i looked over at the police chief that i realized this was not a game anymore. >> the key question now how the live rounds ended up in his gun. knowlton's husband witnessed the shooting and one of his sons says he's already forgiven the officer because that's mother raised him. >> being hit from severe weather from javier as well as monsoon rains here. it slammed the region with dust, flooding, mudslides and dangerous lightning. downpours caused car accidents and forced road closures in the phoenix area. quite a scene there. the severe storms have also knocked down trees and caused scattered power outages and on the east coast, look at this. a day's long parade of rain still hitting parts of florida. and the risk is spreading into louisiana.
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southeastern louisiana could see 8 inches of rain before all of this is over. and turing now to the olympics. to the difference makers. katie ledecky pretty much winning it for the u.s. relay team. the americans were running second in t 4x200 freestyle relay until she dove in. >> and anchored the u.s. team which went on to beat australia by nearly two seconds. no other swimmer got close to her. this is her third gold medal in rio. >> she is dominating. carmelo anthony has scored more points for usa basketball than any other player in history and added 31 in the win against australia putting him above lebron james and david robinson. >> it was close and a nail bite ir. looking at the medal count the u.s. has 11 golds with 32 overall. china a distant second with 10 golds and 23 overall. still ahead for the first time delta's ceo reveals the
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that stranded thousands of passengers. also, wikileaks is offering a hefty reward for information about the murder of a democratic national committee staffer. why the offer is fueling conspiracy theories. plus, the world's luckiest man, many are calling him at least, a survivor of a recent
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delta says a small fire is to blame for a massive computer failure. the airline's ceo said it broke out at the data center but perhaps the bigger problem the backups didn't work and thousands of flights were canceled stranding thousands of
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since the outage on monday. the ceo is promising to fix those problems. >> we own it. i own it. i'm personally responsible for this happening and i'll personally make sure it doesn't happen again. >> operations are now almost back to normal. new study released reveals a growing risk on american roadways. aaa says tens of thousands of crashes each year are being caused by stuff like that. debris on the roads. more than 500 deaths have been blamed on items that fell off cars or pieces of r tire blow-outs. the auto club is urging drivers to do a better job securing loads to their vehicles that they're carrying and to stop tailgating. the girl scouts celebrated national s'mores day, a real holiday, by introducing new cookies. as a nod to the different ways people s'more if you can use it as a verb, one featured a graham cooker double dipped and the other, a crunchy graham sandwich
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filling. i'm upset i didn't know about s'mores day. >> you can't have it till next year. >> i think i'll have to celebrate today anyway. ordinary citizens can now communicate directly with president obama using a chatbot on facebook messenger. the white house facebook page will guide users through the process of sending a message. the new feature the first of its kind for any government. >> interesting. when we come back a very determined thief goes above and beyond cutting down a tree to steal a bicycle. an attempt to catch a foul ball. the fan ending up with a face full of nachos. we'll embarrass him again by
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trintellix did not have significant impact on weight. ask your healthcare professional if trintellix could make a difference for you. you know, it's amazing the lengths that some thieves will go just to steal a bicycle. unable to get rid of the chain holding a bicycle to a tree in china, this guy instead got rid of the tree. problem solved. so he cut down the entire tree and then threw the bike onto the back of his vehicle and took off. >> you have to applaud his problem-solving skills. >> yes. it must have been some sort of bike. now for a look at this morning's driving conditions, expect rain and thunderstorms in the midwest, the south and the southwest today. so with that said, understandably possible flight delays are in new orleans, phoenix and minneapolis. the e-mail hack that targeted the democratic party was reportedly bigger than
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times" the russian cyberattack that forced debbie wasserman schultz to resign as dnc chair may have breached the private e-mail accounts of more than 100 party officials. the democratic governor's association may also be among the affected groups. the fbi is now widening its investigation as democrats brace for the possibility of more damaging leaks. and there's speculation this morning about the source of that initl e-mail leak that showed party officials favoring hillary clinton over bernie sanders. some people believe the whistle-blower may have been a young dnc staffer who was shot and killed two weeks before the democratic convention in philadelphia. now wikileaks is weighing in with a reward. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: a new interview with wikileaks founder julian assange is reigniting conspiracy theories about the death of democratic national committee staffer seth rich. >> he was a 27-year-old, works for the dnc who was shot in the back, murdered. >> reporter: although assange would not say whether rich was a
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organization is now offering a $20,000 reward. it was an unprompted discussion of rich who police say was likely killed in a botched robbery on july 10th near his washington, d.c. home. while d.c. police tell abc news there is no indication that seth rich's death is connected to his employment at the dnc, conspiracy theorists suggest rich may be connected to the tranche of e-mails leaked by assange's group just before the democratic national convention. linzie janis, abc news, new york >> quite a murder mystery in the nation's capital. to florida now and the mayor of miami says aerial spraying has knocked out the population of zika carrying mosquitoes by 97%. low-flying planes have completed three rounds of spraying around the impacted neighborhood. a travel warning is still in effect, but the mayor hopes to lift that within the next 45 days. health officials say the count of locally infected cases is now up to 22 people. and here's a cautionary tale about popular home security cameras.
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webcam inside the bedroom of two little girls and streamed everything live online. the mother in houston called it her worst nightmare after she was alerted to the pictures through facebook. security experts say the hacker likely found the ip address by accessing her daughter's ipad through a video game they were playing. a car salesman in dubai is being called the luckiest man alive. mohammad khada survived last week's fire on board that plane skidded on the runway at the d well, he described the escape as a miracle and a gift from god, but that actually was just the start. hours later he found out that he won a million dollars in the lottery and you can see the result, that smile on his face. he's now planning to retire and return to his native india to help others in his town. >> and maybe do a little gambling? >> i think he's already had a lot of success. now, besides the olympics there's still a full schedule of baseball being played. >> let's get the details from our friends at espn. hey, folks, welcome to
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we have your sports in miniature starting east coast baseball. >> yeah, red sox and yankees, a couple of story lines to look at there. first there's alex rodriguez, hadn't played since august 2nd. the yankees are going to release him friday. will play thursday and friday. thursday in boston and friday at yankees stadium. he came up as a pinch hitter wednesday night in the seventh. flies out there. mookie betts handles it. did advance the runner, though. bottom nine, red sox down nine, david ortiz fouls it off his leg. he got hit there a couple of weeks ago, as well. x-rays are negative. this, ortiz's final season, and when he first got hurt, you would think, well, maybe it's his final game. doesn't look that way. yankees win it, 9-4. big news in seattle, jimmy graham and thomas rawls seahawk practice field. but they're doing okay in baseball against the tigers up here, uh-oh, now they are tied. jd martinez single left and kinsler scored and tied at one. eighth inning 1-1 until nelson
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mariners go up 2-1, and they add another to make it 3-1, and they win. >> that's going to do it. we'll have olympic coverage again, "sportscenter" on thursday. and this morning, we're mourning the loss of our espn colleague john saunders after learning of his death yesterday. >> he covered college football, basketball, the nhl, in addition to anchoring "sportscenter." he was also host of "the sports reporters." his family says john had not been feeling well in the past few ys death has not been revealed. saunders was just 61. just 61. every day my challenge is to be in sync with my body, with myself, with my life. it all starts with a healthy routine. that's why i'm taking the activia two week probiotic challenge by enjoying activia yogurt with billions of probiotics every day. because when my routine is in sync,
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about his swimming this time but his hair. that's because it's green. now before the olympics he dyed it silver or as he called it silver blue. but everything involving water in rio seems to be turning green and now lockdownhte's locks but has a simpler explanation. colorry natured water reacts with air bleach so voila. >> lesson learned. lochte. eight." now a female cast. >> anne hathaway and rihanna are close to signing deals to appear same goes with helena bonham carter. >> cate blanchett has already signed often and filming begins in october. extreme baseball fans will go to just about any lengths to catch a home run for foul ball. seen quite a few attempts.
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check out this pirates fan when he saw a ball coming his way, he jumped to catch it, but ended up just wearing his nachos and the ketchup and dropping his $11 beer. >> not to love the slo-mo. >> he didn't even get the ball. not own will that, it wasn't even close to him. however, he didn't walk away empty-handed. the pirates gave him a t-shirt and replaced his nachos. >> i love that he at least had a smile on his face this. >> the pirates also gave him a tweet and they called him a dude and said, good effort. >> yeah. >> so a pat on the back, a new t-shirt and some nachos. >> own hopefully a replacement iron city lite beer. more news after this.
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checking our top stories this morning, dozens of people have been injured in a massive fire and explosion at this apartment complex in silver springs, maryland, near washington. two firefighters are among those injured. residents were being rescued while part of the building collapsed. donald trump is now calling president obama the founder of isis and declaring hillary clinton the co-founder. trump claims isis honors the president, and during a rally last night, he used the president' hussein obama. parts of the southwest bracing for more flooding. storms have slammed the region with dust, flooding, mudslides and dangerous lightning. looking at today's weather, scorching heat in the northeast with scattered thunderstorms. showers and thunderstorms in the midwest and more heavy rain in the south and along the gulf coast. out west, expect some monsoon rains shifting from arizona into new mexico. so most of the athletes competing in the olympics, they represent a country, but what
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>> for the first time there's a team at the olympics for refugees. abc's ali rogin has the story. >> reporter: for syrian swimmer rami anis, the road to rio started in a war zone. he had been a star athlete in his hometown of aleppo. a shoo-in for the 2012 london olympics, but then the war started. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: he made the harrowing trip across the mediterranean to europe where he had the best chance of competin he ended up in belgium where he met his current coach, former olympic swimmer carine verbauwen. >> before he came to belgium, he hadn't been training for six months. he was overweight. he came to me in february, and he just -- when i asked him to swim 400 meters, he was already dead. >> reporter: the international olympics committee announced in march that it would create the first ever refugee team for the elite athletes among the
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rami applied, and a few months later he got the call. >> so i said, okay, if you really have aspirations to go, you have to train as if you are going, and i cannot do anything about that. if it hurts, it hurts. you just have to do it. >> reporter: rami is one of two refugees from syria. the others are from south sudan, ethiopia and the democratic republic of the congo. >> for rami it's his child's dream to be here, and what makes it special for him is that he was supposed to be here. when there was no war, he was supposed to be here, and now that he is here, even when not everything is up to mode, he is here. >> reporter: rami's number one hope is that by the next summer olympics, the notion for a team for refugees will be obsolete. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> our thanks to ali for that. >> rami even set his own personal best yesterday and got a standing ovation.
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f0 it is 4:30. this man shot by police now with 11 counts of attempted murder. he's due in court today. the broncos are ready to charge onto the field tonight. what to watch for. first at 4:30, as many as 25 people, including two an explosion at an apartment complex in silver springs, maryland. firefighters say this happened at about 10:30 last night our time, and within the past couple of hours we're told they're still working to put out hot spots. they are not sure what caused this explosion and fire. right now back here at home let's give you a live look outside. cherry creek schools is back in session today. all those kids going back. lisa hidalgo joins us now with your bus stop forecast. >> it's going to be a pretty


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