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19-year-old steven regatta of virginia has undergone a psychiatric evaluation after being charged with reckless endangerment and trespassing. he recently changed his name and told police he was climbing the building to get a private meeting with trump. federal officials are redirecting emergency money intended for other programs toward zika virus research. congress needs to approve a $1 million funding bill. meantime, health and human services is taking money earmarked for other
hhs calls the move a short-term solution. marijuana may be legal in half the country, but feds are keeping it on the list of the most dangerous drugs. they determined it has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. the government will allow more research into the therapeutic effects. medical or recreational marijuana is legal now in 25 states. now to the olympics and coronation for two of team usa's top athletes. >> simone biles and michael phelps rolled over their competition as they grabbed more gold for the u.s. the americans widened the lead over china in the medal count. the u.s. now up to 16 golds and 38 medals overall. abc's jim ryan takes us through a record-setting day and night in rio. >> reporter: 19-year-old simone biles is the queen of women's gymnastics in rio. on the way to winning gold in the women's individual all around final she mastered the vault, the beam, and the floor.
become women's olympics champion. teammate aly raisman captured silver. redemption of sorts after she missed the bronze medal four years ago. the american women stole the show and shared a hug after the competition. for biles another step in what may be the women's best career of all time. in the men's 200 medley, lochte versus phelps. one of sport's greatest rivalries. in lock tee's only individual swim in the summer games, phelps surged to victory and the gold medal, butting the only swimmer to win four consecutive golds in the same event. lochte finished in fifth. phelps swam in the 100 butterfly semifinal. he placed second. in a huge surprise, american simone manuel tied for a gold medal in the 100 medal freestyle. she becomes the first african
swimming event. and it's gold. team usa's ryan murphy struck gold in the 200 meter backstroke. in the women's 200-meter backstroke final, more disappointment for missy franklin. she failed to qualify. her rio olympics dreams are over. her teammate raya derado did qualify. nathan adrian and his u.s. co-captain qualified in the 50 meter free style. katie ledecky set a new world record. she callfied in her signature event, the 800-meter freestyle. she was nearly seven seconds faster than anyone else in the pool. american kayla henderson defended her judo title. she caught her french opponent's arm in an arm lock and forced her to tap out in submission, automatically winning the contest. jim ryan, abc news, rio de janeiro brazil. >> seven seconds faster than anyone in the pool. that's incredible. i love watching the reactions. aly raisman's parents are my favorite.
this happened after winning the first medal ever for this country. you not only get this kind of reaction, but a handshake from the british royal family. >> fiji beat the british in the final getting the gold. players took to their knees as they received their medals. fiji's coach said he was a little bit lost for words, but then the celebrations. listen. [ screaming ] >> school kids in fiji just erupting. the prime minister declared it a national holiday today as a result of this. this is epic. >> he attended every day of the competition. it's one of those things where people will say there are no words. no words needed. >> no. there were signs, i saw signs posted in fiji while they were watching. they said this government office is closed for the next 40 minutes while we watch the rugby
coming up later in "the mix", some things you won't want to try at home like a 360-degree swing and other fun ideas. first, a driver resorts to deadly force in a fit of road rage. firing at another vehicle even though there was a child inside. we'll show you why it escalated so quickly. and later, the olympic boxer getting lots of attention. before she heads into the ring, you'll want to learn her story and why she credits the sport with savr life. >> wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." >> find us on facebook, wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news
welcome authorities in two communities on either side of the country are asking for the public's help to sort out some disturbing road rage incidents. >> of course we've seen plenty of road rage incidents before, but rarely does it rise to this level of violence. take a look. clayton sandell >> reporter: on the streets north of los angeles, police are working to stop the driver of this dark honda before he does this again. firing twice at the family including a child in this white suv. >> black handgun. >> reporter: the suspect enraged, police say, pause the suv apparently sprayed his car with windshield wiper fluid. >> the level that this took was
florida, after a run-in on the street, this black truck follows a silver sedan into a gas station. this woman waves and points a pistol. the driver refuses to identify the woman with the gun. most road rage cases avoid a deadly turn. since 2010, road rage has been blamed for at least 1,700 nationwide. in california nobody was hurt, but the l.a. county sheriff says they have no suspects. abc news, denver. >> surprising at that. you would think the video would give them good evidence. >> lucky no one was hurt, especiallykids in the car. all over wiper fluid. >> uh-huh. coming up in our next half hour, eddie murphy changing his career path. going from comedy to drama. details in today's "skinny." first, the american boxer whose sport helped keep her on the straight and narrow. we're getting in the ring hours before she get in the ring for
? ? ? >> i like the version of eye of the tiger. >> appropriate for the next story. >> yes. >> check out american boxer mikaela mayer. she's getting ready for the fight of her life today in rio. >> she's a lightweight boxer who credits her sport with saving her from going down the wrong path of life. we're "up all nightline" with rachel smith who tells us about this inspiring fighter. >> reporter: i first met mikayla
under the bright lights of olympic stadium but in this basement gym with some of the best amateurs in the world facing off at the tournament of champions. a ramp-up to the olympics. she spends almost all of her time in the gym. >> mikayla maher! >> reporter: three times a day, >> ready. >> reporter: training a body and her mind. >> my boxing workouts are more mentally draining than physically. >> reporter: now a serious olympic contender, her road to rio was an unlikely one. when she was a teenager she was fighting but nowhere near a boxing ring. why were you kicked out of school? >> i was kicked out of school for getting in a fight with one of my ex-best friends. that's a coincidence.
>> when i found boxing, i switched gears. it focussed me. i stopped going out and i cracked down in school. >> reporter: it seems that being if the ring is not about fighting and taking out anger but about discipline and technique. >> there's a bigger goal now. >> reporter: we caught up with her at the olympic training center where she and the other train willing -- training. >> you're surrounded by athletes with the same common goal. >> every direction you turn is an olympics focus. it's almost like you're back in college a little bit because it's kind of dorm-style living, and everybody is in the same cafeteria, but it's fun. >> double the cannon. >> reporter: mixing a little fun with her fighting, the women even came up with code names for their punches.
>> jesse jab. >> fire the cannon. >> walk the plank or walk it back toward the rope. >> it's a lot of work. we have to find spots to make ourselves laugh and have a good time. >> reporter: and now after years of hard work, dedication, and single-minded focus, mikayla's made it to rio, and she says she's ready for the biggest fight of her life. >> it was really a brutal path to get here, and with the chances of making it being slim, but to have such a dream, you have to believe in yourself. you have to believe you're the best before you're the best. >> reporter: rachel smith in atlanta. >> are you trying to be abusive? why are you trying? >> i'm inspired it. the cannon. here i come. >> i'm that quick. >> like butterfly and a bee. >> she's pretty cool. >> yeah. and a little bit scary. i would not want to mess with her at all.
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this morning donald trump taking on his fellow republicans responding this morning on "world news now," donald trump taking on his fellow republicans responding to new efforts among his critics to shift money away from his white house run. how trump is fighting back. fighting terror at home as two separate cases of home grown radicals face justice. including the american women sent to prison for trying to join isis as a trip disguised as a honeymoon. new this half hour, a very public mistake in rio. >> everyone watching the faceoff between michael phelps and ryan lochte. when one announcer gets a little confused as to who is who. and say it ain't so. eddie murphy seemingly closing the door on return to comedy. the first look at murphy in a dramatic turn coming up in "the skinny," this friday, august 12th.
"world news now." >> good morning. >> some would say he's given up comedy years ago. >> not all of them were great, but the good ones were so good. his standup is good, too. >> absolutely. >> we'll get to that in "the skinny." first, a new republican effort to abandon donald trump. >> people are sending a letter party to stop supporting trump. they're calling him reckless, divisive and incompetent, and they say gop money would be better spent on congressional races. trump says he doesn't want or need their support and is making it clear he's not changing his ways. it's "your voice, your vote." david wright is on the campaign trail with trump. >> reporter: in florida -- >> i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they're the founders. >> reporter: donald trump is hammering away at that new line of attack.
obama. he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary clinton. >> reporter: conservative radio host hugh hewitt pressed him on that. >> i know what you meant, you meant he's sympathetic -- >> i meant he's the un >> he was the founder. >> reporter: he mocked the clinton campaign for allowing the father of the orlando shooter to sit behind her. >> when you get those seats, you know the campaign. >> reporter: but right behind trump is mark foley, the ex-florida congressman who resigned in disgrace for sending sexually explicit messages to young pages. the trump campaign struggling to recapture the dominance he enjoyed in the primaries. >> by the way, four times on the cover of "time" magazine over the last number of months which is amazing.
the "time" cover again, "meltdown." not exactly the headline you'd want. >> it's close, but we need help. >> reporter: in a religious round table trump asked for help. >> i'm in a tremendous problem in utah. >> reporter: and in an interview entertained the idea he might not win. >> it's either going to work or i'm going to have a very, very nice, long vacation. >> reporter: david wright abc news, florida. and hillary clinton's campaign is firing back at tr saying he has an aversion to the truth. clinton took aim at trump on a different front hammering him on the economy. she emphasized her commitment to small businesses but depicted trump's proposals as beneficial to the rich. harmful to typical americans. she said his ideas are based on fear and she used the olympics to make her point.
as trump, michael phelps and simone biles would be cowering in the locker room afraid to compete. instead, they're winning gold medals. america isn't afraid to compete. >> clinton also slammed the proposed tax cuts. she called it the trump loophole saying it would allow him to pay less than half the current tax rate. an ex-convict has pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack on a on new year's eve. prosecutors say he hatched the man to support isis reaching out to members of the terror group online. he faces up to 20 years in prison. his family says he has a history of mental illness. a mississippi woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for planning to join isis. jalen young and her fiance were arrested after they tried to travel to syria to join the terror group and said they were going on their honeymoon as a cover. young's fiance will be sentenced later this month.
fell from a ferris wheel are home from the hospital. they were injured when the ride at a county fair malfunctioned. the youngest victim, a 6-year-old girl, is in critical condition with a brain injury. all the rides are closed at that fair and the company that runs them has been told to back up -- pack up and leave. a 3-year-old boy is in a pittsburgh hospital this morning after falling from a roller coaster at an amusement park near there. it's not clear how the accident took place. riders must be at least four feet tall or three feet if they're accompanied by an adult. there are no seat belts in the 78-year-old ride called the rolo coaster. there's only a bar for protection, and we're told preschoolers are often allowed on that ride. the boy was riding with his older brother. no word on his condition. three students at arkansas state university who went missing in a cave have been rescued. they're expected to be okay. officials say they were found about 30 minutes from the cave's
conditions in the cave are described as miserable. >> you're crawling in mud, 58-degree water. they had to be concerned about getting too cold, getting wet. >> the wife of one of the students reported them missing wednesday night. two of the students are japanese exchange students. and it was a milestone on wall street. all three major stock indexes reached record highs on tuesday. that hasn't happened since 1999 when the dotcom boom was in full swing. the market has been helped by solid employment news, a rebound in oil prices and good earnings reports from major retailers. one of those retailers, macy's, actually posted falling sales and slower traffic at the stores, but the numbers weren't as bad as feared. after the markets closed, the company announced they'll close
their locations. they say some of the locations are worth more as real estate than as stores. let's hear it for the animal kingdom's comeback of the year. [ applause ] the california island fox. you know. of course. she's cute. three subspecies found only on islands off the coast of southern california have been removed from the endangered species list. a fourth subspecies has been upgraded to threatened. >> several fed effort which is now being called one of the most successful ever. >> welcome back. >> i want one. no? >> i don't know that they'd make great house cats, even though they're the size of your standard house cat. >> do you think they'd get along with frank, my bunny? >> no. frank would be dinner. >> coming up, team usa's swimming superstars put on quite a show in rio.
announcer. an entire country this morning thks the wrong guy won. and later -- 22 years in the big leagues, and it's down to tonight. alex rodriguez steps to the plate one last time. who is throwing the retirement party? we'll tell you in "the skinny." >> first a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisors group. "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisors group. can
>> i doubt it. i feel like somewhere in the show we're going to samba. >> all right. it was billed at the last match-up between two of team usa's best swimmers ever, but it didn't live up to the hy. >> you can maybe blame michael phelps. he absolutely dominated ryan lock tee in taking the 200-meter individual medley. lochte didn't get to the podium. phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive olympics. in the pool. an american and canadian finished tied for first place in the 100-meter freestyle. >> this is huge. manuel becomes the first female black swimmer to win a medal, period, in the olympics, much less gold. a guide for women by the name simone. >> while she tied for gold, they at that moment set a new
>> very cool. congratulations. it's getting to the point that you might as well just give the u.s. gold in the men's 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. >> this is ryan murphy in the 200. the united states has swept the event in six straight olympics. the last time the u.s. failed to take both races was in now dominating is just one of the words that you can use to describe the other simone who had a big night, simone biles cemented her spot as queen of the gymnastics world. she broke down in tears after taking gold in the women's all around final beating aly raisman by 2.1 points. almost double the margin of victory in any of her three world championships. also the largest margin ever in this category. taking a look at the medal count
the u.s. has the overall lead with 38. and the huge news that sparked a national holiday, fiji now has a medal. >> what about belize? track and field starts tonight. that's where we rule the world. one of those gold medals belongs to kristin armstrong. she's gotten used to climbing to the top step of the medal podium. >> this time her win in the women's time trial was a family affair. >> that's a gold medal. >> reporter: american cyclist making history. the oldest female cyclist to win gold and the first to win the same event three games in a row. >> i think for so long we've been told we should be finished at a certain age. i think there's a lot of athletes out there that are showing that's not true. >> reporter: waiting for her at
>> there wasn't a day that i went to train that i didn't think what would it be like if i had my son in my arms on the podium. >> reporter: shedding tears of joy showing him her new medal. lucas asking why are you crying? you won. she said that's what we do. we cry when we're happy. >> being a mom has been my secret weapon. it provides me balance and keeps me on track and focussed. >> reporter: her son, her focus, her secret to success. after the race, kristin armstrong said she had never had so much fun in competition and today she turns 43. what a way to celebrate. abc news, rio de janeiro. and a canadian broadcaster put himself in line for the michael phelps death stare. >> elliott freedman of cbc had a little trouble telling the difference between phelps and ryan lochte. >> this was awesome. listen up. >> phelps doesn't look like he has this one in time.
career medal saving the best for last. finally, he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat michael phelps in this event in the games. phelps might not even make the podium. >> that was awesome. it was great race for lochte if you're in canada. phelps did make the podium. freedman eventually realized who was who after the race was over. >> he tweeted out i'm sorry everyone. i blew it. no excuses. friedman, we've all been there. >> steve harvey is like that's an average day. i feel you, brother. hear what a-rod has planned for tonight's retirement party. and why the kardashian clan is celebrating this morning. it's not because we're not sambaing ever again. >> what? >> no more. i'm done. i'm staying here. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
? >> it is skinny time on this ? skinny so skinny ? it is "skinny" time on this friday. we begin with eddie murphy returning to the begin screen in a leading role, but this role is different than the ones we expected. >> murphy plays the title character in a drama called "mr. church." he's a cook and the film explores a relationship that
charlotte. >> when mr. church came into our lives, i wanted him gone. >> i hope you don't mind. i bring books with me every place i go. >> i hate reading. but over time i couldn't imagine life without him. mr. church, i'd like to check out a book. >> okay. in that new trailer we see mr. church's fondness for charlotte remains strong as they go through various emotional scenes. the film hits theaters september 16th. next up, alex rodriguez plays his final game with the new york yankees and possibly in major league baseball tonight. he's being released by the team after the game even though the yankees owe him about $27 million through next season. >> as "the new york post" said, "good roidance." fox will host a retirement party for rodriguez at a club in manhattan. jay-z, beyonce won't be there
jay-z is sending champagne said to be worth about $80,000 to that party. >> for a second i thought we were going to show pictures of people who weren't going to the party. if you are looking for kendall jenner, you can find her on the cover of the september issue of "vogue" magazine. to celebrate the magazine released a weird video where her famous family seems to be ignoring the fact that she's the "vogue" cover girl. >> that is, until she gets a text from ryan seacrest. ? [ cheers ] >> we're so proud of you. >> a major laser in the background. in an interview, she relates how she knew since she was a child about her father's desire to be
back to being bruce. >> and she says her mom knew what the family secret was way back since her third date with bruce. >> wow. >> so they got in deep on this "vogue" interview. >> i guess so. finally something of a hollywood time capsule has been opened thanks to drew barrymore. she posted this photo of all the boxes that she sorted through this week. what she found was really a treasure-trove. drew in the lower right corner with quincy jones and his kids and e.t., of course. >> and from a couple years later, there's drew barrymore along with sharon stone. that picture doesn't provide some '90s flashback. we don't know what will. >> the caption reads i'm glad i'm as happy as i was when i was a kid and vice versa.
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? ? finally this half hour our ? finally this half hour our look back at the week. we've had tragedy and triumph from the world of sports. >> and bizarre scenes in new york and tremendous sadness at places where fun usually reigns. rewind." >> i looked at my cousin. he was standing next to me. i said i think that's the body outside of the raft. as i said closer and put my hand on the slide, the lifeguard says, "there's nothing you can do." >> i feel bad for the little kids. you know? they just screamed a little bit and then they just hit the ground and laying there. i hate seeing something like that. >> the whole entire world knows what a pathetic, puny, weak
>> i don't think any of us realized that we'd witnessed. it was only that i looked at the police chief that i realized this was not a game anymore. >> he was jumping up and down, anxious. didn't think much of it. two minutes later we turned around and he was running across the side of the building. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is. i don't know. >> we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that cross the line. >> he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary clinton. >> i don't want either donald trump or hillary clinton to be president. neither one of them are acceptable for americans. >> our generous and talented and beloved colleague john saunders has died.
i love this game. and i love this team. and today i'm saying good-bye to both. >> you just kind of feel everything like all your hard work put in to that one moment, and then especially with the team. you all get to share that memory together, and it's something you'll remember forever. what a week. >> it's been an amazing week. and it's been a great week at the olympics for team usa. michael phelps back in the pool probably to win his fifth gold medal there in rio. >> and we've seen the gymnasts dominate, especially the women, and they come back next week to compete in the individual events as well. >> and belize will take to the track and field and will dominate jamaica. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for
good morning. >> good morning. good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top stories on "world news now" -- donald trump facing opposition from a wave of republicans. this time appealing to the party to stop funding his campaign. he's raising questions about his camp hillary clinton admitting he needs help. we'll explain. of deadly bomb attacks in thailand killing several people and injuring dozens more. the explosions south of bangkok. authorities say the attacks may be politically motivated but there's no link to islamic terrorism. two girls injured in a ferris wheel accident in tennessee are home from the hospital. a 6-year-old remains in critical condition. meanwhile all rides at the fair by that company are being dismantled. look up. right now is a great time to
shower. this is expected to be more dazzling than usual. instead of one or two per minute, nasa is expecting as many as 200. those are some of our top stories on this friday, august 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> does that count as a shooting star? >> yeah. so you can go out there -- >> 200 wishes. that's a lot of wishes. >> wish for a million every minute. that would be 2 million. doing the math. let's talk about donald trump, shall we, striking a rare tone of humility. >> trump acknowledged his campaign is facing challenges in utah which is historically a solidly republican state. he said losing utah could cost republicans the supreme court. during another interview trump said he's not planning to change his strategy but is entertaining thought t thought of losing the election. >> it's either going to work or
>> mind you trump made it clear that he's not changing his ways when he repeated a new line of attack linking president obama and hillary clinton to isis. >> and hillary clinton is firing back by attacking trump on the economy. it's your voice, your vote. we get the latest from karen travers. >> reporter: hillary clinton says donald trump is all doom and gloom. >> when he visited detroit on monday he talked only of failure, poverty, and crime. he is missing so much about what makes michigan great. >> reporter: clinton speaking on the economy in michigan just like trump on monday. going second has the benefits. she used her speech to pick apart the economic plan he unveiled there. >> he would give trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires and wall street money managers. that would explode our national debt. >> reporter: trump in some ways preaching to the choir. the national association of home builders. >> i grew up with a home
i listened to my father negotiate on the phone. >> reporter: the republican nominee spoke about the economy but also kept up his latest attack. >> i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they're the founders. in fact, i think we'll give hillary clinton the you know, if you're on a sports team, most valuable player, mvp. >> reporter: the latest abc news electoral map heavily favors clinton. six states rated team clinton is looking to make a push in at least two of the lean republican states, georgia and arizona. >> we're going to have a national race because the map is so big for hillary clinton now, and the map has become much smaller for donald trump. >> reporter: and patty davis whose father ronald reagan survived an assassination attempt has a message for donald trump. she said words matter and his comments on clinton and the second amendment could inspire violence. diane, kendis? >> our thanks to karen there. and trump is facing more opposition
officials and staffers have signed a letter urging the party to stop supporting trump. they want to use all resources to help win house and senate races, saying, quoting here, that trump is divisive, reckless, and incompetent. trump is threatening to stop fund-raising for the party if money is shifted from his campaign. another sentence handed down in a sexual assault case has be a former university of colorado student convicted of raping a female student has been sentenced to two years of work release in a county jail. auftd austin james wilkerson was also placed on probation for 20 years. he apologized to his victim in court wednesday but prosecutors say it was a ploy for leniency. prosecutors had requested a prison sentence. the husband and son of a woman accidentally shot during a police training exercise say they forgive the officer.
husband, was there when his wife mary was shot. the gun was not supposed to be loaded. he tried to help his wife after that shooting. >> people make big mistakes, and they shouldn't have to live with it the rest of their life. went and tried to save her life, and i was just in shock. i didn't know what to do. >> he and his wife were married for 55 years. florida authorities are investigating the shooting. the officer is right now on administrative leave. country flight made an emergency landing after severe turbulence injured passengers. the jetblue flight left boston for sacramento but instead landed in south dakota. 22 passengers and two crew members were reportedly injured. social media images show a damaged bathroom and passenger being put in a neck place, but no word on the conditions of those injured. and look at this fire at a louisiana oil refinery. it is now
damaging the heavy oil facility. there were no injuries and the cause is under investigation. the rest of the refinery is in operation, although the plant makes gas and diesel. analysts don't expect it to change fuel supplies or prices. simone manuel says she wants to be an inspiration after making history. >> as the first black american swimmer to win olympic gold, she came from behind the finish in the tie with a 16-year-old canadian in the 100-meter they set a new olympics record. manuel said she was super surprised when she saw the result. >> fantastic. and michael phelps picked up hometown support. this is a big deal. while he was taking his medley, the baltimorravens sent the tweet as they played carolina in their first game. it's a picture of phelps in the pool with the caption "baltimore proud #teamusa." they ended up stopping the game
phelps is from nearby you to towson, maryland. >> he says he can't get back to watch the ravens play. >> taking a look at the medal count. the united states leads with 16 gold medals. >> china second, japan third, and the u.s. also the overall leader there with 38 medals. coming into the olympics, there was talk simone biles could be the best u.s. in history. >> now that talk changed to her being the best ever. juju chang has more on biles' incredible performance. >> it's official. the world's greatest gymnast. >> reporter: simone biles springing into action. and grabbing that coveted title in rio winning the women's individual all around gold medal. standing tall at just 4'9", the 19-year-old unstoppable.
air. landing a champion. joining the pantheon of greats. military lou retton, nastia liuken, and of course her teammate, gabby douglas. a dream come true for the ohio native. >> i was just a really hyper kid. i was always bouncing off the walls so gymnastics fit, and i didn't try any other sports. it was like gymnastics chose me, and then i've loved it ever since. >> reporter: her signature flip ned the biles. she flips back with a straight body two times. and on the second flip, she does a flip and lands forward. >> i believe that her floor routine is the best and most difficult floor routine ever performed in the sport of gymnastics. >> reporter: her teammate, aly raisman impressing with a silver second. and russia taking home the bronze. biles relishing the victory with her teammates, leaving rio with the coveted title, and a taste of triumph.
coming up today, michael phelps is competing in the 100 meter butter lie finals. >> katy ledecky in the 800-meter freestyle. she set a record yesterday and the u.s. basketball teams are back on the court as well. the women take on canada. the women play serbia. >> let's hope the men play a little bit better than the last time against australia. >> they were dominating and last time it game very close. >> australia came back. >> carmelo anthony, though, doing very well. >> for the olympic team. not necessarily the knicks. coming up, the three students who are lucky and grateful this morning. >> they were trapped in a cave. spending a lot more time underground than they anticipated. how they made it out alive. and later, two movies with cgi characters but meant for different audiences. "pete's dragon" is looking to smoke sausages at the box office.
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>> good morning. one cold night in a cave, the price is right, but you might have to sleep on a stalagmite. no, it's not the latest airbnb offer. it's what these three students had to endure. a little worse for wear but all smiles. flashing their arkansas state wolf up sign. the three emerging from blowing cave in cushman, arkansas, over 24 hours past when they were supposed to return home. it started as a fun day trip. 25-year-old casey sherwood leading two first-year students from japan. one of them documenting the trip on his smart phone. >> we about to enter cave. >> reporter: the cave, a vast underground wonderland. only two miles of which have been mapped out. >> it's so dark, and my bodies are messy. it's dirty. >> one of the most beautiful
return home by evening, the wife reported them missing. the search started around 1:45 a.m. the next morning. before they were found the director of emergency management described the conditions they were likely dealing with. >> they're crawling in mud and 58-degree water. they have to be concerned about getting too cold, getting wet. >> reporter: cold and wet, ton mentn massive. it's full of narrow twists and turns. you ca challenge it is to explore via this video shot by a frequent explorer. >> whenever they go on a search and rescue mission in a cave past 24 hours, but then it's a recovery mission if that puts anything in perspective. >> there's quirky history behind the cave. apparently science fiction fans have flocked to cave for decades because it's known as
bluish creatures. unfortunately we didn't find any? >> no smurfs? >> not that they could find. >> you have to sing the song. ? >> two miles of cave. >> it gives me chills. >> that's just the part of the cave mapped out. there's so much more. it's an entire world under there's so much more. there. >> and not being able to see daylight. you have no idea where you are. did they use special strategies to get out? >> they were found 30 minutes from the entrance of the cave. it's not clear how much they got through, but they were filming on a smartphone. it's not like they have super fancy equipment to get themselves out. >> i understand they took turns shouting for help to help people find them. >> it's the most old fashioned way to get out of a cave. >> stick with it. >> if at&t doesn't work, scream. >> allie rogen, thank you.
course. and the team has played three games winning all of them. >> the average margin of victory is 37 points. but the most recent game wednesday against australia was close. >> abc got to hang out with the team and had fun along the way. >> reporter: they're the nba dream team dominating the court. pulling off a nailbiting win over australia. during practice sharing laughs. i might have a neck injury d this if i talk to you for too long. we might have to make it short. and some close calls. favorite moment? >> opening ceremonies is pretty special. >> reporter: how about a replay? >> it saved your life. >> reporter: thank you. while opponents back home, here in rio they're one team. >> we go to basketball camps together. you know them, and we all made it to the nba together. we compete against each other on the highest level. i think that makes us closer.
over social media. ? >> reporter: you guys posted funny stuff on social media. >> carmelo anthony. >> we're a funny team. >> reporter: kyrie irving known as the team's rio correspondent. >> checking in. >> there's so many different personalities. when we all come together, it's special. >> reporter: some of the swimming tuesday night. afterwards snapping pics with the men and katie ledecky. this team story also one of resilience. indiana pacer paul george suffering a near career-ending leg injury just two years ago. >> i owed myself this second chance to walk away and do something that i can be proud of, something i can tell my kids later down the line. >> reporter: when it's time to unwind, they're regular tourists, taking selfies with
to ask about their swanky accommodations. how's the cruise ship? >> it's awesome. it's a hotel on a boat. a boat-el. >> reporter: does everybody hang out at the cigar lounge when you come back? >> there's no cigar lounge. there's a pool deck. >> reporter: and the best part so far? >> i think it's being around the guys. any time you g players in the world to connect in a different way, that's special. >> reporter: abc news, rio de janeiro. >> they play serbia at 6:00 p.m. tonight and then france. >> in the last game, kyrie irving did a sidestep similar to the one on the warriors. so draymond green was like that looks way too familiar and too soon. >> how are your basketball skills? >> whoa. >> the dream team, baby.
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time for insomniac theater. time for insomniac theater. >> not sure how i got this one. we'll start with "sausage party." the first-ever r-rated computer graphics animated movies. >> you love animated movies. >> it's a comedy from seth rogen and evan goldberg. rogen is the voice of a hot dog waiting with his pals to be purchased that leads for saucy exchanges with nearby buns. >> waiting to get filled with my meat. >> right, karl. who in this package would let karl get up in them? put your [ bleep ] hand down. you're ruining my joke.
including what's included as a jaw-dropping food orgy. it gets 84% on rotten tomatoes. it's as much a sweet story about belief and faith as it is a vehicle for the filthiest jokes you've never dared imagine. that's saying a lot. mtv calls it ballsy and dumb and brilliant in one bite. you n gobble it up like empty calories and overchew each joke. next from disney. "pete's dragon" is a re-imagining of the 1977 original. pete is a wild orphan who spent a long time living in the woods on his own except for the company of his dragon. the dragon's name is elliot. the scenario is discussed by robert redford's character and his on-screen daughter. >> how long has he been out there?
for six years alone. >> he says he wasn't alone. >> and then she sets out to determine where pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about the dragon. "pete's dragon" is getting 87% on rotten tomatoes. one says there should be more american family movies like "pete's dragon." since there aren't, we should get behind this. and most heartening surprises." >> i'm assuming he wouldn't say the same for "sausage party." >> probably not a great family flick. >> no. that's the news for this hour. >> follow us on facebook at
making news in america this morning, breaking right now, a plane forced to make an emergency landing. passengers injured. the images showing damage inside the plane. republican party officials are reportedly set to meet with the trump campaign amid mounting pressure to pull support for his presidential run. this as trump continues to call the president and hillary clinton the founders of isis and as clinton reportedly prepares returns. unwanted guest. a man opens his garage door to find a little guy staring back at him. a ten-foot alligator. the risky removal caught on camera. and simone biles and michael phelps make olympic history as does a surprise and emotional victory for one of our female swimmers. we have all the highlights from