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in health news, a new study pointing t in health news, a new study is pointing to a link between obesity and cancer. there's already research linking being overweight with five types of cancer. now this new study published in thne medicine adds at least cancers to excess fat. they include liver, gallbladder, pan correct pancreatic and thyroid cancer. it turns out the victims of the pulse nightclub will not be billed for the medical a care they got at the hospitals. the hospitals will write off. nine of the pulse patients died shortly after arriving at the medical centers.
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charged. hospital officials say it's a way of paying kindness forward. the american medical association called for the price of epipens to be reigned in. but this company isn't the only one. >> this as anger at the drug maker continues to grow. we've learned the epipen's price isn't the only one that's been hiked. details now from abc's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: the maker of epipen running this ad 46 times during the olympics, raising awareness while raising their bottom line, hiking the cost of epipens from $100 in 2009 to more than $600 today. and the epipen isn't the only one. the drugmaker hiking the price on a slew of medications. 24 products seeing a more than 20% spike. seven products rising more than 100%.
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compensation spiked from $2.5 million her first year in 2007 to $19 million today. early this year she was asked if she thought drug prices should be regulated to make them more affordable. >> i hope not, because i don't think the answer is price controls. there are certainly outliers that are grabbing great headlines, but it's not the answer. >> reporter: top senate members giving a deadline. two weeks to respond to the pricing probe. a spokesperson for the maker of epipen saying they've rsonally contacted all the members of congress and look forward to meeting with them. adrienne bankert, abc news, capitol hill. a lot going on there. the head of our medical unit spoke to an allergy specialist who is in the process of developing a manual version of the epipen, but he said it will take $3 million and another 18 months just to get past fda approval. they were hoping it would be at market, but it will be another two years at least. >> there are many congressional officials calling for changes
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coming up, food
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food. the big question is how do you tell the difference? we spoke to the author of a new book to find out. what if i told you the lobster roll you're eating isn't really the lobster. or the tuna you had for lunch really isn't tuna. larry olmsted, an author exposes the issue in "real food, fake food." >> when i travel, i try to eat the local food. i would come home and try to have similar dishes and it just didn't taste right. >> reporter: he said food regulations in the u.s., especially for restaurants, a more lax than those in many other countries. that means companies get away with using cheaper, sometimes deceptive ingredients. according to one study an estimated 80 to 85% of olive oil is diluted with other oils. and that red snapper you ordered for dinner? it likely was a cheaper, nutritionally inferior substitute. because once you cut up a white
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even supermarket labels can be deceiving. >> a lot of consumers might say i want to eat naturally raised meat, or pork or chicken, but that's really hard to do when you go to the supermarket and everything says natural on it because natural has no definition. grass fed beef, grass fed on a label doesn't mean it's what i would call grass fed beef. >> reporter: he says the key is knowing what to look for. sometimes it's as simple as buying foods whole. >> so for anything, whether it's coffee, you buy coffee beans, you're going to get coffee for sure. you buy ground coffee, you can't tell if it's alterated. >> reporter: another tip, look at the ingredient list. the food and drug administration is lax about other labels but strict about those. you might be wondering how you can go out and tell the difference between the real food and the fake food. and sometimes it can be harder than you think. but larry is here to give us tips on the more common things you might see out of place at the grocery store. larry, thank you for being here.
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>> there have been problems with oil being labeled extra virgin that doesn't meet the extra virgin standard. it is very hard to tell looking at the bottle. i recommend if you can buying at a store that actually lets you smell and taste the oil which some gourmet stores do. when you taste it and smell it, you can really tell the difference. once you try a good soil, you'll know what it tastes like. much different from your standard run of the mill. >> and what do you look for on the bottle? >> w or harvested on date. not a use by date. the use by date is irrelevant. you want it to have been pressed or harvested within six to nine months. >> so you look for that on the label. >> and the only good olive oil will have that on the label. most bottles don't. >> parmesan cheese is another big one. these look so similar, i wouldn't be able to tell the difference. >> right, and most people can't. real parmesano cheese from italy
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one of the most natural cheeses you can buy which is why it's a premium product. and the way you can tell is the rind itself has the words parmesan riggiano embossed on it. if you don't see that on the rind, you know it's not from italy. >> and you can taste the difference. this is even a good domestic. >> this is one of the best domestic ones you could buy. >> and then sushi. >> that's a big problem. >> i love sushi. >> with fish, the more you can see is the better. this sushi you get a better look at it. if you look at this crab, for example. this is actual crab. most sushi places it's a block of that reconstituted crab stuff. >> it's harder to fake a cut of salmon? >> this is a wild pacific salmon. look at the color difference. this is supermarket salmon. how bright and vibrant that is. >> i think i'll have to taste it to make sure it's the real thing.
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is, if you buy, i like eel. not everybody does. if you do, that's the kind of thing that's not faked. it's a less expensive product and recognizable. sometimes when you go with the cheaper fish you're better off because they're not as widely counterfeited. >> you're actually getting what you're ordering. and how does the tuna work. how do you fake tuna? >> there's a lot of substitutes. it's much cheaper, tilapia has been used. a see a pencil-sized sliver of a pinkish fish and you can't really tell by looking at it what it is. >> the more of the product you can see, the better, generally speaking? >> right. >> reporter: larry is the author of "real food, fake food." larry olmsted. so many examples in the book. thank you for being here and showing us eye opening stuff. >> thank you for having me. >> coming up the planetary discovery that has people excited. one big reason is it's right in earth's neighborhood. well, sort of.
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finally this half hour, does finally this half hour, does the universe feel a little more crowded to you? >> it does? >> well, it should. because, my friends, we have discovered a new planet. >> welcome. it's right around the corner, just a mere 12 million miles away. 24 million miles away. we'll get the details. >> reporter: in the dazzling beauty of the skies telescopes are focussed on the pinprick of light coming from the closest star. they made a stunning discovery. they found an alien world orbiting around it. this is an artist's impression. no one has seen the planet
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star. it's a huge moment in the exploration of space. >> this is the nearest planet that potentially can have life and can have -- can be in a sense, similar to our own planet. >> reporter: it's hard to grasp distance in space and where the newly found planet is. so let's start with the moon. that's 239,000 miles from us. further out there's pluto. now that's's 4.6 billion miles away. beyond the solar system to the next nearest star is 24 trillion miles away. it sounds a lot, but in space terms that's our neighbor. that's where a planet was discovered orbiting around. and the reason scientists are so excited is that this alien world is the closest there is outside our own solar system. >> this really changes, i think, our perception of how many habitable planets there are in
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it means the chances of a habitable planet out there are a lot more rosey. >> reporter: reaching the planet with the spacecraft we have now would take tens of thousands of years. >> when they say habitable, they mean water would exist, which in theory means life can exist. >> 4.2 light years when you think about it, it's not that far away. >> you ride your bike that far every day. ha instagram. >> i just did it. want me to do it again? >> sure. be back in a few trillion light years. >> exactly. it's really fascinating. and the scientist european team have been working years on this. maybe they'll figure out a way for us to get there. >> proxima b.
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this morning on "world news now," daybreak over the devastation in italy. >> as the sun comes up, the search for earthquake survivors intensifies. the death toll rising dramatically overnight as new images surface from the terrifying moments. the latest is just ahead. and a severe storm in the midwest is spawning huge tornadoes and are tearing apart homes leaving many residents homeless. thousands are also without power. we'll have more details in a moment. shots fired inside a restaurant. the waiter pulls out a pistol but pulls the trigger several times. we'll tell you why he says he did it. and could they go all the way? the soccer squad showcasing their teamwork skills, but it's the reaction that really wins. we'll show you that a little later on on this thursday,
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>> from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis gibson. >> the death toll from italy is rising overnight. >> the latest numbers are rolling in. at least 247 people are dead and we have new video showing the moment the 6.2-magnitude quake struck. traffic cameras at a toll booth capturing the shaking that would devastate three towns. >> that destruction has left many without a home. inside temporary shelters at a sports facility. hundreds at the same location slept outside in tents. >> all this as rescuers continue searching for survivors buried underneath the rubble. abc's terry moran has more. >> reporter: rescuers are in a race against time crawling through the rubble to find survivors. rescue teams have been working all day with dogs in this town. just a few minutes ago one of
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on this rubble. they put a listening device there hoping to hear something. this man speaking to an 80-year-old woman pinned beneath a collapsed building. can you breathe, he asks her? telling her to stay calm and we are waiting for help to come. and help did arrive. she was eventually saved and brought to a hospital to recover. and more signs of life in the rubble. rescuers pull a little boy and then a little girl out of the overwhelmed residents banding together with rescue workers to help anyone still trapped. moving debris like an assembly line stone by stone. this team working tirelessly in near silence to hear anyone who might be calling for help. officials say scores have been found but the death toll is steadily rising. at least 159 now declared dead. those are the hardest moments.
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quake, they are still pulling bodies out of the rubble. the 6.2 magnitude quake rocked central italy capturing the shaking at this hardware store near the epicenter. >> you couldn't see anything. some people brought their phones and we were able to make our way down. >> reporter: many people spending the night in terror outside. the quake so strong it was felt nearly 100 miles away in rome. but it was when the sun rose that people saw the full breath of destruction. the view from above shows ju some of the devastation. the mayor of amatrice saying his town isn't here anymore. the before and after pictures of main street a grim testament to the destruction. what was once a picturesque stop for thousands of vacationers in the summer now reduced to rubble. we walked through the ruined streets, through the devastation and the aftershocks. now with nowhere to go, some residents take refuge in a tiny field as officials bring in backhoes and bulldozers to get
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this man's relative is still stuck under a building. they made us leave, just like that, he said. they are left under the rubble. for here in this village the hotel roma flattened just a little ways from here. 70 people were believed to be in that hotel. only five bodies pulled from the rubble. and that is one of the problems, nobody knows how many people were in this town. the population is normally about 2,500, but a big festival scheduled this weekend, there may have been as many as 10,000 people here. terry moran, abc news, amatrice, italy. >> terry, thank you. we'll continue monitoring the progress there in italy. here at home in central indiana they are dealing with heavy damage from a series of tornadoes. this is just one of the powerful twisters that touched down in the kokomo area yesterday afternoon. you can see huge pieces of debris swirling in the air. it left behind extensive damage including this starbucks in kokomo blown apart. people inside did manage to take
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howard county was hit the hardest with at least 15 homes damaged by winds and power knocked out for thousands. indiana governor mike pence canceled campaign events to return to his home state to tour damage later today. and turning our focus back overseas to a deadly attack at an american university in kabul. witness say students barricaded themselves in classrooms as gunmen detonated explosives and fired guns. at least 12 people have been killed and dozens more wounded. police say two o were killed and at least 30 students rescued. the search continues for other victims or attackers. syrian rebels are claiming a major victory over isis. backed by the turkish military, and u.s. air strikes, the rebels say they have retaken the key town from isis. this comes as vice president biden visiting turkey had a warning for kurdish forces fighting in syria. >> they must move back across
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they cannot, will not and under no circumstances get american support if they do not keep that commitment, period. >> the main reason for biden's trip to turkey is to soothe relations since the failed coup last month. the turkish president blames the coup efforts on a political rival that now lives in pennsylvania. now to the battle for the white house. hillary clinton is delivering a speech in nevada today aiming at donald trump linking him to extre extremists. but last night clinton was on the return of one of trump's sharpest attacks yet. here's the latest from megan rou. >> hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. >> reporter: trump ratcheting up the accusations against his
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at the same time he's trying to court minority voters. >> she's going to do nothing for african-americans. she's going to do nothing for the hispanics. she's only going to take care of herself, her husband, her consultants, her donors. >> reporter: hillary clinton who is in california fund-raising responded during a phone interview on cnn. >> donald trump has shown us who he is and we aught to believe him. he's taking mainstream and he's brought it into his campaign. >> reporter: donald trump is focusing his attacks on the clinton foundation despite donating more than $100,000 himself. clinton's team is pushing back across the report saying more than half the meetings she took as secretary of state with people outside the clinton government were clinton donors. >> my work as secretary of state was not influenced by the outside forces. i made policy decisions based on what i thought was right. >> reporter: and now former president bill clinton is jumping in.
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things. there's nothing wrong with creating jobs and saving lives. i don't know what it is. >> reporter: despite the e-mail controversy, clinton remains up in the polls but trump says not so fast. you remember last week when we tweeted he was mr. brexit. a pro-brexit leader was at a trump rally in mississippi possibly suggesting that trump, too, can make a come-from-behind victory. kendis and diane, we'll see what happens. >> thank you. an investigation is underway in delaware after a woman fell to her death while o adventure. the 59-year-old woman was at the treetop adventure at the state park when she fell 40 feet yesterday afternoon. the woman was treated at the scene before being rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. the rides at the park will be closed today. no public comment so far from "ghostbusters" star leslie jones after being victimized in another vicious case of hacking. wednesday someone posted racist and sexist images on jones' personal website, they included
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"saturday night live" cast member. jones shut down her twitter account briefly last month after a string of racist and sexist attacks. she returned to social media to post about the olympics which led to on air work in rio. and u.s. soccer suspended hope solo for six months in response to solo's comments after the u.s. women's team lost to sweden in the olympic semifinals. now solo called the swedes their defensive style of play. u.s. soccer called her comments unacceptable. in a statement solo said she was saddened by the federation's decision. coaches always want their players to use their heads, no more than a soccer coach would want from their players. >> you can see this coach very happy. liam callahan is in the middle of his teammates in the locker room. the goal is 25 hitters and then into the garbage can.
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and then they celebrate like they won the world cup. >> understandably so, i would say. >> pretty good. >> the video has more than 4,500 views. 4,800 shares on the u.s. soccer team's website. callahan is also set to appear on tv this morning. >> listen and wait for this moment here. >> that's a lot of -- >> 25 headers takes a while, by the way. but pretty cool. so if i'm like umass they are playing on the 25th, today -- >> boom. watch out for those diving headers. watch out for those diving headers. >> pretty good there, orange men. coming up, a wild shoot-out caught on camera. >> video of two gunmen shoot at each other at a gas station with a woman caught in the cross fire. and he spent 25 years in
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this frightening scene at an atlanta this frightening scene at an atlanta gas station. two men involve in a shoot-out. a woman is sitting in the
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she was hit once in the shoulder but is going to be okay. no word on what touched off the violent shoot-out. and then in texas, gunfire erupting at a steakhouse. this is in san antonio during an argument between the waiter and an unhappy customer. after being put in a headlock, the waiter pulled out a pistol and fired three rounds into the ceiling. no one was injured. the restaurant manager said employees weren't supposed to be armed. and another judge is under fire for the sentencing in a sexual assault case. more than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of massachusetts judge thomas estes. he sentenced david becker to two years probation for sexually assaulting two classmates, a sentence seen by many as too lenient. prosecutors recommended two years of jail and sex offender status. this comes just months after a judge in california was wildly criticized for a similar sentence he gave a former stanford sentence. 1 million signed a petition to remove that judge. now to philadelphia where a man called his first taste of
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day of his life. we think you'll agree it's completely understandable. >> he spent all the time in prison for a rape and murder he didn't commit. now he's free. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: this is what freedom looks like for a man who spent more than half of his life behind bars. >> we did it. today is our day. >> reporter: tony wright was convicted of the rape and murder of louis tella back in 1993. a crime he always said he didn't co >> god is good! god is good! god is good! >> reporter: after the innocent project took on wright's case, the dna of a career criminal was found inside the victim. that was three-and-a-half years ago. but wright, a father and now grandfather, still remained behind bars. the district attorney insisted on a retrial.
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how are you not bitter? >> if you're bitter it will ruin you. stuff they did behind that wall, man -- >> reporter: for now he's enjoying the taste of freedom. linsey davis, abc news, philadelphia. >> and his father lives in the pompano beach area and will take his son to that area before he goes back to philadelphia. >> and in all that time he's been in prison, he's become a grandfather, he says he can't wait to spend time with many of his grandkids. his son said he lo spending time with his dad. he called it an amazing day. his first day of freedom. >> the first thing he said when he got out was, i just can't wait to be a grandfather and a dad and a grandfather and a dad. clearly putting stress on his kids and their kids. coming up in our next half hour, some surprising new developments in the murder case chronicled by the serial podcast. but first, the young royals, william and kate reaching out and breaking down barriers in their own country all while getting ready for a trip to this side of the pond. details straight ahead. you're watching "world news now."
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? we'll go for the big finish. britain's prince william and duchess kate are just weeks away from another big trip to this side of the atlantic. >> they have also been lending their support to those suffering from mental health issues. abc's lama hasan reports from london. >> reporter: a royal seal of
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health as they shine the spotlight on suicide. william and kate visit a drop-in for young people. the prince showing his soccer skills with a quick video game. and the queen wearing the white and blue dress from one of her favorite designers as she tries her hat at being a su chef. >> this is hammering home that this is an issue they really care about and really want to promote. >> reporter: their primary focus telling kids and parents it is okay to ask for help giving comfort suicide. reminding people as young parents they wouldn't be afraid to seek help if george and charlotte needed it. the future king and queen following in diana's footsteps breaking down barriers, not afraid to tackle the most challenging issues. and the other big news, kensington palace announcing william and kate will be wowing
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where they did their first royal sort as a married couple. >> kensington palace hasn't officially announced that george and charlotte will be joining them in canada, but i think it is safe to say we'll see them touching down in september with their parents. it will be a fantastic trip for the family of four. >> reporter: the duke and dutchess taking a more high-profile role stepping in for the queen in canada. william and kate have an action-packed month ahead of them. they will be jumping off to your kick off their royal tour in canada. lama hamas, abc news, london. >> they have a busy agenda on this side of the atlantic. they will be in victoria visiting the uconn territory. it's a big west coast swing for the royals. >> that sounds fun. i want to go. >> it's a beautiful part of the country. >> is that not how it works? i can't just say, will, kate, see you there. >> they might need a nanny. >> hey, i'll hang out with little george and charlotte.
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it's time now for "the mix." we'll try to get through this because we are still laughing at one of the stories, but we all saw the identical outfits that all the olympians wore and got a lot of publicity. great britain decided to give everybody matching luggage instead. nice idea until they arrived at baggage claim. >> that's a problem. >> this is nick dempsey saying, mine's the red one! this is from alex gregory who is a rower from great britain. anyone seen my red bag? >> they all returned to england on the sail flight. >> check this out. team great britain's account. baggage collection could be interesting. #samesame. #greattobeback.
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but are still at heathrow figuring out the bags. >> i just love that. >> that video is great. so imagine if you bought a beer and you're looking at it and the born on date says -- born on 45 million years ago. so there's this guy who is trying to create a beer where the yeast was from 45 million years ago. his name is dr. raul cano, he's a molecular biologist. he's the guy on th bacteria to make yeast from 45 million years ago. he's brewing it and wants to release it later this year. >> i don't think i want to drink something that old. >> i'm not sure how it would taste. >> i don't know, doesn't sound appealing to me. but maybe we're missing out. >> we will miss out on it. thanks. speaking of missing out, you ever open the can of tennis balls for the smell, some people really love it.
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this morning on "world news now" tornado outbreak in the midwest. massive tornadoes spotted across ohio and indiana. tossing around homes and turning debris into missiles. cleanup efforts underway. we'll have the latest. donald trump is making moves to try to broaden his base reaching out further to minorities while accusing hillary clinton of racism. clinton is responding to nagging allegations surrounding her foundation as well. we'll have all the updates coming up. and new this half hour, the world's largest aircraft is apparently too big. >> the craft took a nosedive during one of his trial runs. the crash is now playing out on what seems to be slow motion. and later in "the skinny," prince, the late superstar and hometown hero remembered by so
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his biggest fans getting the big reveal they've been waiting decades for. it's thursday, august 25th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. let's start with breaking news, taking place right now in the midwest, northwest ohio, in particular, has been hit hard by a new round of severe weather. you can see this tornado as it causes damage near toledo. power lines were snapped and whipped around by incredible winds. several mobile homes were damaged and a tornado warning briefly halted a kiss concert in toledo. >> the storm is part of a destructive weather pattern that brought twisters to kokomo, indiana. alex perez continues our coverage. >> reporter: tornado emergencies in and around indianapolis. >> seek shelter, lowest level of your house immediately.
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>> reporter: multiple twisters touching down. >> right there. >> reporter: the national weather service calling it a particularly dangerous situation. as school children hunker down in hallways. destroyed starbucks hiding in the bathroom. miraculously surviving with no injuries. homes ripped apart, roofs gone. tens of thousands without power. that same system now pounding the heartland for more than 24 hours. near omaha winds gusting to 96 miles an hour snapping trees and crushing cars. >> it's a mass. it will be a while getting this out of here. >> reporter: more than 8 inches of rain in parts of iowa flooding roads. and vice presidential candidate mike pence returning to the hoosier state to assess the damage. alex perez, abc news, chicago. from the tornadoes to a a hurricane, the storm named
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it's not expected to be a threat to land. forecasters are keeping their eye on another weather system that could be tropical storm hermene that could impact south florida this weekend. to italy the search for survivors has intensified after wednesday's deadly earthquake. the death toll is at 247. the mayor of the hardest hit town says the town isn't here anymore. crews are using bulldozers and their bare hands to try to find victims. the 6.2-magnitude quake wiped out entire neighborhoods. survivors described the frightening scene and chaos. >> the electricity had gone. nobody could see anything. this was just a terrible sensation of literally the ground beneath your feet moving and having no clue what to do. >> hundreds of survivors spent the night at a sports facility now being used as a shelter. many even slept outside in tents.
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as 100 miles away in rome. syrian rebels have retaken a key town from isis. the assault began yesterday when turkish tanks crossed the border into syria. the offensive marks the first time turkey has become so deeply involved in the battle against isis in syria. the pentagon has identified an american soldier killed by a roadside bomb earlier this week in afghanistan. he's staff sergeant matthew thompson, a green beret. he was on foot patrol and was killed by a bomb blast. another american service member and six afgha also injured. donald trump is trying to intensify his pitch to minorities. trump again reached out to black and hispanic voters as he addressed supporters in mississippi. he called hillary clinton a bigot, accusing her of seeing people of color only as votes. in a fox news interview trump suggested he was ready to let some illegal immigrants stay. >> if you have someone that's been in the country for 20 years, has done a great job, has a job. do we tell these people to get
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with them and let them stay in some way? >> trump is not calling this amnesty. he says illegal immigrants would have to pay back taxes. as for clinton, she's on the defensive over allegations that she gave preferential treatment to big donors to the clinton foundation. last night she told cnn that her work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. she pointed out the clinton foundation as a charity, saying neither she or bill clinton drew a salary. here's more from david wright. >> reporter: under attack, hillary clinton's getting a little help from her celebrity friends. justin timberlake and jessica biel hosted a star-studded fund-raiser, $33,000 a ticket. sports legend magic johnson and cher are raising money, too. cher even took some hot shots at donald trump. >> i've been watching him speak
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do you remember "fun with dick and jane?" dick and jane." >> reporter: but as clinton smiles with the stars, her team is in full damage control mode. pushing back against tough scrutiny of the clinton foundation. the associated press reports that as secretary of state, more than half the meetings she had with people outside of the foundation. donald trump calls it -- >> a vast pay for play scheme. >> reporter: but trump himself has donated. asked why, his campaign manager said this. >> donald trump himself gave $100,000 at least to the clinton foundation. was he giving that money pay to play? >> the clinton foundation does a lot of wood work. and i also want to say that for the record, they do. >> he wasn't paying to play? >> no. he wasn't playing to play. >> reporter: bill clinton is defending his foundation's work. >> we try to do good things. if there's something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, i don't know what it is. i have nothing to say about it.
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>> reporter: clinton supporters say trump is in no position to criticize. >> donald trump has zero credibility talking about any of these issues until this man released his taxes. >> reporter: trump's son eric says don't hold your breath. >> you would have a bunch of people who know nothing about taxes trying to look through and come up with assumptions on things they know nothing about. it would be foolish to do. >> reporter: the campaign points out the list of foundation secretary of state includes a lot of names that are not exactly scandalous, among them, the notable philanthropist melinda gates, also a nobel peace prize winner and actor ben affleck. over at jfk airport, two flights were struck by birds hours apart. the small bird hit the side of a
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about two hours later, a singapore airlines flight hit several birds. a pilot says a big flock of birds went into the two right engines of the planes. two runways were closed. no injuries reported. a federal judge iced a lawsuit against starbucks. a california man accused the chain of putting too much ice in its cold drinks. the suit claimed the extra ice misled customers about the drink's size. the judge said a reasonable person knows the volume of an iced drink includes, well, ice. today? >> playing pokemon go, probably. a young teen in south carolina is starting his freshman year in college. he is eli broadski. what's up, eli? he's one of the newest members of the class of 2020 of charleston southern university. broadski moved to the u.s. last year from siberia. his some says he loves pizza and cartoons and also happens to be
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>> i'm undecided about what field of programming i'm going to choose because there are so many. but i definitely want to choose something that will change the world. that will praise god with my abilities. >> so eli is already planning for life beyond college. he plans to pursue a masters degree once he graduates at age 17. >> he's not the youngest student in the school's history. the school admitted a 10-year-old boy once attended in the 1990s. >> apparentally next year they plan to admit a newborn with that sort of streak going. >> so eli is a slacker is what we have learned. if he hasn't impressed you enough, he also writes his own songs and plays the piano. he started reading at 2 1/2. >> the latest zuckerberg. coming up, the late superstar prince known for locking himself away and turning out the hits, his fans will soon be able to experience some of the magic firsthand. that's in "the skinny."
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that's captivated millions through the podcast "serial. ". >> hear the details that they hope will free him from prison. but first, a look at today's forecast. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by american
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ship into slow motion nose dive. >> the video looks like it's in slow mo, but that's real time. and there's something of a new twist in the murder case profiled by the popular "serial" podcast. >> the new statements from unidentified witnesses are calling the suspect's alibi into question. abc's lauren lyster has the details. >> reporter: a new twist in the murder case made famous by the podcast, "serial." attempts to discredit a star alibi witness in the case of abu said. he was convicted for the 1999 killing of his high school ex-girlfriend, a crime he insists he didn't commit. in june after reviewing new evidence, a baltimore judge ordering a new trial. >> the conviction is erased. >> reporter: asia mcclain testified saying when lee was being killed, siad was with her in the library.
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bored to tears. and someone walked in that i knew. >> reporter: but according to documents filed, mcclain's account is being called a flat out lie. two of her former classmates say in a conversation back in high school mcclaine believed so much in the innocence she would make up a lie to prove he couldn't have done it. >> their statement is so rich in detail it has been corroborated. >> reporter: mcclain's lawyer saying the classmate's allegations are bizarre and wholly untrue. mcclain herself taking to twitter. what can i say? they say i'm a liar. i say i'm not. siad's lawyer said the statements have no bearing on the granting of a new trial. prosecutors are appealing the ruling. all the while, siad remains in prison. kendis and diane? >> both mcclain and her attorney have spoken out. the attorney said given the case is before appellate court, we question the timing of the
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allegations. that was according to "the baltimore sun." asia put out a statement on her website saying that the classmates previously weren't able to identify whether they were in that class or identified a teacher, if she's also sort of questioning the timing in all of this. they always had friendly interaction up until now when instead they are making the accusations. so there is a big back-and-forth going on. >> it sounds like a case to continue to go on for a long time. in the meantime, siad is still in jail waiting. >> for fans of the "serial" podcast, the second season is addressing the beau bergdahl case now playing in court. >> it may end before -- >> it is possible.
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? ? we start with a serious story in "the skinny." the hacking of actress leslie jones' personal information. internet trolls posted her personal information and new photos posted on the site. >> jones shut down her account last week after a string of racist and sexist attacks. people are speaking out about
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plen toty -- plenty of celebrities are speaking out about the attack. paul feig, the director of "ghostbusters" saying on twitter what's happening to leslie is an absolute outrage. haters. trolls. comedians, whoever you are, you're just sad. >> a musician echoing saying the acts are sickening. it's racist and sexist and disgusting. these are hate crimes. this ain't kids just messing around. >> and lena dunham is saying let's turn the anger into love all the heroins who don't deserve this bs. moving onto some huge news for prince fans. his estate in the minneapolis suburbs is now opening to the public. >> the musician died at his paisley park complex after an accidental painkiller overdose in april. his sister says making it accessible to fans was being prince was working on. >> the fence outside was a memorial after his death. starting on october 6th, fans
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thousands of items from his personal archives. online ticket sales begin tomorrow. the company that owns elvis' graceland will manage the tours. helen mirren is an outstanding actress and is known for speaking her mind. >> she's been doing that for decades as a video that's gone viral this week proves that mirren is showing off with michael parkinson in 1975. >> i'd like you to explain what you mean in great detail. >> well, your physical attributes. >> you mean my fingers? >> no. i meant your -- >> come on. spit it out. >> i meant your, your figure. >> my figure? all the people on the stage and all the people in the audience overcome such boring questions, really. >> boring questions? >> pretty boring in the end, yeah. >> what's that?
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time that she'd ever been on a talk show. a few years ago mirren called parkinson a sexist old fart. for his part, he was knighted 16 years ago for his services to broadcasting. >> i'm guessing he prepped a little more for the next time he interviewed her. >> yeah. i think he prepped quite a bit. he was just looking at the wrong parts of his prep work. >> she is tough. finally the rock. he's the alpha male in any room he walks into. not many people would disagree with that. but a new video he posted on instagram might just be the most adorable thing you've ever seen. ? >> the rock says he's been singing that song to his daughter jasmine since she was just a week old. he finished that instagram post with the hash tag slap daddy's head because it's a big toy.
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k-y touch. ? who did? oh. they met in college. did you know that? >> good trivia. >> little known facts in our ear. >> talking about steely dan who
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>> not michael and robin. finally this half hour, it's a big day in the chicago suburb of skokie, illinois. that's because it's the first day of a new school year. >> some fourth graders are in for quite a year because of the creative student teacher. abc's david muir explains. ? welcome to the fourth grade ? >> reporter: at jane stenson elementary school in skokie, illinois, it's the first day of school. it's also the first day for fourth grade student teacher, dwayne reed. ? welcome to the fourth grade ? ? hello i'm your teacher and my name is mr. reid and it's very nice to meet ya ? ? i'm dressed to impress but i still rock sneakers ? >> reporter: this new teacher decided to welcome his students in his own way. ? welcome to the fourth grade ? >> i just wanted to kind of spice up the old fashioned
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good at music, i know how to put lyrics together well, let's go ahead and put together a song to get the kids excited. >> reporter: go teacher and go students with a lesson already from mr. reed. david muir, abc news, new york. >> the video now has 275,000 views on youtube. >> understandably. so that video, the principle -- >> there it is! there it is! was that a music video? >> what is that? >> it's to avoid the jerry curl juice from soaking up the walls. >> wow! >> back when kendis had hair. now we know. >> it's the jerry curl that ruined it all. >> your face, by the way, looks exactly the same.
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making news in america this morning -- widespread damage after a tornado outbreak. homes and buildings leveled overnight. people inside a collapsed starbucks surviving after getting in the bathroom. plus, a new hurricane named late last night. rescuers in italy are digging thro after a powerful earthquake, trying to rescue any survivors beneath. survivors are being now pulled from the debris. donald trump ramping up the rhetoric against hillary clinton calling her a bigot overnight. clinton responding. and watch as bullets fly as a restaurant, customers forced to duck for cover. police say it's actually a waiter firing that gun. we'll tell you what started it


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