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making news in america this tuesday morning, campaign drama as hillary clinton's closest aide separates from her scandal-prone husband. donald trump taking advantage criticizing clinton and questioning whether the top secret information may be in the wrong hands. and this morning, john mccain facing the race of his political life today. and see the rush to fill sandbags as rough surf grows and two tropical systems gain strength along the u.s. coastline. where to be on the lookout coming up. and caught on camera, a dramatic highway crash and the brave actions of bystanders jumping into action trying to save a driver from a burning vehicle. and look who showed up for jury duty. taylor swift takes her seat among other potential jurors, so was the songwriter selected to
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and we say good tuesday morning, everyone. we're going to get started with the race for the white house. it appears to be tightening up. >> the latest monmouth university poll shows clinton seven points ahead of donald trump among likely voters. that's down from 13 percentage points, a lead she had just a few weeks ago after the conventions. >> and more voters have a favorable view of clinton compared to trump, case creates an unfortunate case of deja vu for hillary clinton's top aide and provides ammunition for donald trump. kenneth moton has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, donald trump is increasing attacks on hillary clinton's closest aide, huma abedin announced her split monday from disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner caught up in yet another sexting scandal. >> she's married to a guy that is uncontrolled and uncontrollable. he's a sick person, and she has access to classified information.
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statemensaying after a long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, i have made the decision to separate from my husband. weiner is back in the tabloids after "the new york post" published raunchy pictures allegedly sent by weiner to a woman identified only as a 40 something divorcee and trump supporter. weiner resigned from congress in 2011 in embarrass many. he accidentally tweeted a lewd photo of himself. >> i'm here today again to >> reporter: the sexting allegations from several women piled up and abedin stayed by her husband's side. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. >> reporter: their marriage was featured in a documentary on weiner's scandal and his failed run for new york city mayor in 2013. >> it's like living a nightmare. >> reporter: the relationship and abedin's closeness to clinton has been a line of attack for months for trump. abedin is also at the center of newly released state department e-mails raising questions about
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donors and the then secretary of state. diane and kendis, while donald trump is responding to abedin and weiner's split, hillary clinton is not. abedin who has been with the democratic nominee on a fund-raising swing in the hampto hamptons, well, she did not attend any of her events yesterday. >> that's abc's kenneth moton for us in washington. kenneth, thank you. and it appears donald trump's former campaign manager isn't really out of the fold. sources tell abc news trump and corey lewandowski speak almost every day. their relatish described as stronger than ever. lewandowski was fired in june with the gop candidate lagging in the polls. he was then hired by cnn shortly afterwards as a political commentator. and the senate's top democrat wants the fbi to look into possible russian tampering with the u.s. election results. minority leader harry reid sent a letter to bureau chief james comey. it claims mounting evidence of a connection between the russian government and donald trump's presidential campaign. reid went on to say the public
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and on that note, the fbi is also alerting states to keep a close watch on their voting systems after uncovering two cases of russian hacking. the cyberattacks targeted voter registration systems in arizona in june and illinois last month. reports indicate no data was tampered with in either instance but the illinois case reportedly is the first successful compromise of a state voter registration database. well, today is primary day in arizona, and longtime senator john mccain fight of his political life. the five-term incumbent is facing two challengers for his seat. he's up in most of the polls that we're seeing, but he is also looking at the prospect of a tough general election fight. mccain also does not have the support at the top of the republican ticket. donald trump declining to endorse him. several states are bracing for severe weather now. >> well, for one we have two tropical depressions that are south of florida, both expected to become tropical storms in the next few days.
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toward northern florida. >> residents in the tampa/st. petersburg area are already filling sandbags and getting ready for heavy rain there, as well. >> and then there's depression 8, which is moving up the east coast toward north carolina's outer banks and expected to become a tropical storm later today. beachgoers actually already seeing rough surf and rip currents there with heavy rain ahead. more now from abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: td 8, as you see on tropical depression 8. they don't get a name until they become a storm and this looks like tropical warnings in place. the storm that is now dropping quite a bit of rain for south florida through cuba, well, that one has to become a tropical storm and then make its northeastward turn between tallahassee and tampa. >> well, there's also nasty weather in the pacific with a hurricane watch for hawaii's big island for hurricane madeline, that's a category 3 storm and hurricane lester, a more powerful category 4 is further
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the false alarm that shut down l.a.x. are now focusing on 911 calls. there were several of those calls from multiple terminals, all reporting shots fired, and while those reports turned out not to be true, they still spread by word of mouth and on social media, and it took two hours for police to finally say all was clear. in all 200 flights were delayed and three peopl we even hurt in the incident from getting trampled. passengers on a southwest airlines fli scare in albuquerque. their flight to denver was evacuated after a suspicious package was spotted in the cabin. the boeing 737 taxied to a remote part of the airport and was searched. luckily investigators didn't find anything dangerous on the plane. secretary of state john kerry making headlines this morning suggesting the media can play a role in reducing terrorism by reducing its coverage of attacks. speaking in bangladesh, kerry echoed comments that he made last year at the united nations. he says the media might do
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cover terrorism so much, but kerry cautions there may be no single answer as to why someone becomes a terrorist. well, the u.s. is warning two key allies in the middle east to stop fighting each other and instead focus on isis. this comes after a series of clashes between turkey and kurdish forces in syria over the weekend. the issues likely to come up when president obama and the turkish president holds face-to-face talks this weekend. the italian coast guard is reporting one of the biggest migrant rescues to date. the agency teamed up with a few other groups to pull 6500 mike grants from overcrowded boats off the coast of libya. those rescued are said to be from somalia and eritrea. the u.n. says more than 100,000 migrants have been rescued so far this year. the entertainment world is mourning the loss of a genius. gene wilder starred in several comedy classics including "young frankenstein" and "blazing saddles." he started his career on the stage but rose to fame in all those funny movies. >> ws married to
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charity after she died. he was then diagnosed with alzheimer's three years ago but decided not to disclose that. gene wilder was 83 years old, and we will have more reaction later in this half hour. well, still ahead right here, a frightening day on the job. some workers who had to be rescued left dangling for hours. and maybe jodie foster was on to something in that movie "contact." astronomers have now picked up a
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a dramatic rescue in eastern rhode island as two workers were dangling from a bridge. the men were inspecting the sakonnet river bridge when their bucket truck tipped over leaving them stuck. after about two hours, the men were transferred into another
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the bridge. both men were treated at the hospital for some minor injuries. chicago is heading toward a record no city wants. during the month of august there have been more than 400 people shot and at least 78 homicides making august the city's most violent month in nearly 20 years. so far this year chicago has had more murders and shootings than new york and los angeles combined. and the white house is now weighing in on 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick's protest of the national anthem. a spokesman calls kaepernick's refusal to stand for the anthem, that he is entitled to express his views. in a radio interview, donald trump also offered his take saying maybe kaepernick should find a country that works better for him, and trump added, that won't happen. facing mounting criticism over pricing, the makers of the epipen will offer a cheaper generic version. drugmaker mylan plans to start selling the generic version of the life-saving allergy drug within weeks for $300 for a
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brand version. the company said it will increase the value of co-pay coupons from 100 to $300, however, they won't apply to purchases of the generic product. privacy advocates are upset about a new change at whatsapp. the free messaging service used by more than a billion people is now sharing information with its parent company, facebook, and sister company instagram. now, facebook insists that the contents of whatsapp messages will stay private. two privacy groups, though, are filing complaints with the so, apparently someone may be trying to call us from a galaxy far, far away. you remember just like jodie foster in the movie "contact." astronomers say they've picked up a strong radio signal from outer space. >> now, it's coming from the vicinity of a star similar to our sun, but don't put out the welcome mat just yet. the signal has not been confirmed by any other radio telescopes. >> all righty. >> e.t. phoning back maybe. >> yes, hopefully they're in peace -- they come in peace.
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cleanup in colorado bringing out the snow-clearing equipment in august. and that massive highway pileup.
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>> well, police are hunting for his killers. a young life may have ended because an apology wasn't enough. abc's gio benitez with more. >> reporter: a murder mystery rocking an ivy league school. the search is on for people who stabbed two ithaca college students on cornell's campus early sunday morning killing one. >> be advised. i have two patients. part number one, unresponsive. stabbed in the upper left quadrant of the chest. >> reporter: police say 19-year-old anthony nazaire and a friend both from ithaca college were both attending a student organized party at cornell when a brawl broke out. >> his friend bumped a girl by accident and he apologized. the both of them apologized. even my brother apologized. >> reporter: police say they do not believe there is any current threat to safety on campus and they're continuing to investigate what happened. >> we've had a lot of videos that have been submitted by folks that were in the area. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc
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intervening several witnesses that someone may have captured the killing on video. two u.s. pilots are free on bail after being charged with attempting to fly while under the influence of alcohol. they were identified in court documents as carlos licona and paul grebenc. the united pilots were arrested saturday morning as they tried to check in at scotland's glasgow airport shortly before takeoff to newark. travels deaths have seen their largest spike in decades. newly released government finds that deaths from auto accidents rose 7.2% last year. the last time there was such a large single year increase was 1966. officials say the increase can be attributed to more people driving. and we're getting our first look at dramatic video from a ten-car pileup in central new york. this is in binghamton. now, police are using the video from a citizen's dash camera to help identify the bystanders who saved a woman from her car that was caught on fire. they jumped into action rescuing
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that you see there on the left. binghamton's mayor said he wants to find the people and recognize them for their efforts. at the u.s. open six seeded women and two men were losers on the first day of the tennis tournament. >> and it was a late night, indeed. as for baseball, highlights from espn. good morning. "sportscenter" from los angeles. we're getting on towards september now and the races heating up in baseball and the games are getting better as a >> monday, unbelievable. instant classic. i mean you'll get -- like this is like you're at a great restaurant and get like one scallop with bacon around it and that's all you get. this game was a full meal. it's the cubs and the pirates. it's the bottom of 13. two on, cubs down 7-6. anthony rizzo went 1 for 6. tied it there at seven, and then two batters later pinch hitter miguel montero singles to left. he scores to win it, 8-7 in 13. hopefully you taped
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cardinals and brewers. this one was good. top eight, cardinals down 5-3. randall grichuk up. hey, now, two-run shot for him, ninth of the season, five apiece. all right, so let's go ninth inning, still tied at five. yadier molina. he's going to lay it down. bunts it to a fielder's choice. greg garcia out at third. scooter jean here comes stephen piscotty and there go the brewers. cardinals make the lead stick and they win it, 6-5. >> all right. >> that's it from here. >> yeah. >> back to you. >> he's counting in my ear right now. >> we know what that sounds like. >> yeah. up next in "the pulse," the annual list of the nation's top party schools is out. and reaction to the death of gene wilder, the actor being honored by fellow stars. i work 'round the clock.
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? we're going to start "the pulse" with reaction to the death of comedy legend gene wilder. he, of course, was the star of "willy wonka" and "young frankenstein." he died sunday at the age of 83. "frankenstein's" producer mel brooks tweeting, "gene wilder, one t gat talents of our time. he blessed every film we did with his magic and he blessed me with his friendship." >> fellow comedian carl reiner tweeted out, "au revoir for a gifted actor whose films i suggest you revisit if you want to be thoroughly entertained." and next to a celebrity in court. >> but taylor swift was just there to take care of her civic duty in this snatchville court. after posing for photos and
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criminal court. >> so during jury selection she described her occupation simply as songwriter. >> not as a star, but she was eventually dismissed reportedly because she's involved in her own pending sexual assault case involving a colorado radio deejay accused of grabbing her three years ago and it was a similar case that she was there for. okay, so let's be honest. it is early right now on every college campus around the country, which means for some it's party time. but where do they party the most? >> ooh, so, answer, apparently the university of wisconsin according to "the review's" new list of top party schools. the badgers were up two spots from last year. >> and next, number two was west virginia university followed by the university of illinois, the main campus, and lehigh and bucknell rounding out the top five. >> byu, meanwhile, is celebrating its number one stone cold sober ranking for the 19th year in a row. >> not bad. and finally what, is probably the most adorable rendition of the abcs we've ever
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checking our top stories, donald trump is implying the sexting scandal plaguing anthony weiner and hillary clinton's top aide huma abedin could be a security risk. meanwhile, abedin says she's separating from the former congressman. it's primary day in arizona. five-term senator john mccain looking at a tough battle to reach a sixth term. he also won't have any help from the top of the republican ticket. two tropical depressions are on the move from one is heading up north toward north carolina today. the other will hit north florida later in the week. and taking a look at the rest of the weather map, showers later in the northwest as well as rockies. there will be heavy rain in south texas, thunderstorms in the central plains and showers along the mid-atlantic coast. after 32 years on the job, a mcdonald's employee is retiring but this is no ordinary story about a dedicated worker.
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and they with her. heather onrue from our boston station has the story. >> reporter: it's not an easy thing retiring from a job you love. >> i had other people that work with me. >> reporter: and freia david did more than just make french fries in her 32 years. >> she just has taught us all a valuable lesson that we've all got so much to be grateful for. >> reporter: this 52-year-old woman with down syndrome brought unique abilities showing colleagues that even in the busiest hours, a hug and kindness can make everything seem okay. >> she had a smile on her face. she was excited to work and very, very happy to be here. >> reporter: while colleagues showered her with gifts -- >> a fh rencfry necklace. >> oh. >> reporter: -- a customer shared this touching memory. >> she used to look for me when i was coming across the driveway and when she saw me, she jumped up before i even got there to hold the door open.
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center helped find her the job three decades ago. >> we job coached her until she reached a level of independence. and the rest is history. >> freia, from now on whenever you come to mcdonald's, your meal is free and on us for as long as you want. >> reporter: you'll still find freia having lunch with her mom every friday. >> i like being here. >> reporter: and the feeling is clearly mutual. they're all hoping she leaves feeling loved and valued. >> we wanted to do just a and it just grew and grew and grew. >> yay. [ applause ] >> what a great success story for the center, for mcdonald's and, of course, for freia herself. >> that's what's making news in
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> a confer woman mauled to death by two pit bulls. >> we have details on the investigation. >> reporter: live at dia, this morning we are talking changes. what possible renovations could mean for travelers. the want to get from downtown denver to the slope? tickets go on sale today. wild weather in colorado springs. look at all of this hail piled up and all the rain. it looks like it was nowing down there. >> they had to bring out the heavy equipment for that. some cars got stuck in rising waters. let's turn it over to lisa and find out what is happening in the first alert center. >> we talked about the threat

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