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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a massive explosion rocking an apartment building. dozens are injured including firefighters and new pictures just in. debris scattered everywhere. >> donald trump draws new controversy after claiming president obama is the founder of isis. this as newly has hillary clinton on defense after allegations of an inappropriate relationship between the state department and clinton foundation. live in washington. the cause behind the delta computer outage. the company's ceo blaming a fire. and katie ledecky does it again, stunning everyone, even her teammates. we have the latest from the olympics.
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started with breaking news from suburban washington, d.c., that massive fire and reported explosion levels an apartment building. >> this is the scene in silver spring, maryland. dozens injured including two firefighters after part of the building collapsed. trapping residents. the apparent explosion sent debris flying to nearby streets. fire officials say natural gas from broken pipes helped feed that fast-moving fire. we're told the firefighters' injuries are not life-threatening but crews are still on the scene and more details as we get them. donald trump is making a new round of allegations in the race for the white house blaming president obama this time and hillary clinton for starting isis. >> all of this comes as trump tries to fend off criticism over a veiled threat to hillary clinton and clinton faces new corruption over a batch of new e-mails. maggie rulli has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. trump and clinton are both
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chance to fire back hitting each other where they know it's going to hurt the most. caught up in a war of words the candidates are firing pointed jabs. >> words matter, my friends. >> reporter: clinton questioning trump's temperament. >> we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that crossed the line. >> reporter: accusing the gop nominee of inciting violence with his controversial comments. >> although the second amendment people, maybe theis was referring to the unity of second amendment supporters. he's trying to move past the controversy turning his attention to clinton's latest e-mail release questioning her ethics after the state department released a new batch of e-mails and accuses her of exchanging donations for favors from the state department. >> you're not allowed to do it.
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>> reporter: the clinton campaign says hillary clinton never took action as secretary of state because of donations to the foundation and trump turning up the heat on the current occupant of the oval office. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. >> reporter: just last week trump made the same accusation against hillary clinton. the white house has declined to comment on his latest accusation. kendis and diane. >> seems like maggie rulli, thank you. trump is criticizing the clinton campaign after the father of the orlando nightclub shooter attended her rally. >> now trump faces controversy over who showed up. mark foley was sitting behind him last night as he told the crowd in florida that those guests need to know the campaign in order to get those seats behind him. now, foley resigned ten years
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sexually explicit messages to teenage boys working as congressional pages. >> as donald trump campaigned in florida a man scaled trump tower in manhattan using suction cups. the man identified only as steve climbed the outside of the 68-story trump tower for more than two hours. >> emergency crews eventually cut holes and vents and broke windows trying to intercept him and finally reached down and grabbed him outside the 1st floor. >> i reached out, i took hold of his hand need to come with me and i brought him inside with the help of my partner and we placed him in custody and handed him over. >> the climber posted a video titled message to mr. trump. why i climbed your tower. in that video he described himself as an independent researcher and a trump supporter asking for a private meeting with the presidential candidate to discuss an important matter. tonight he's been hospitalized this morning for evaluation and
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today. we have breaking news overnight from southern canada where police foiled a suicide bomb plot not far from the u.s. border, they say. investigators say a known isis sympathizer was planning to blow himself up in an ontario down but was killed in a police takedown. back in this country a sheriff's deputy killed and another officer injured while responding to a duisturbance cal in arkansas.wh holding a rifle and wearing body army and surrendered. bill cooper seen there was expected to retire soon. the suspect wanted to cause, quote, a ruckus before a court hearing. the florida police officer who killed a civilian during a gun safety demonstration. officer lee c ochlt lchole used to take down a cyclist and reportedly resigned from a
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training program. on leave as tuesday's shooting is investigated. witnesses are recalling the moment that mary knowlton was shot during a mock shooting. >> when the gunshots went off i don't think any of us realized what we witnessed. it was only when i looked over at the police chief that i realized this was not a game anymore. >> the key question now how the live rounds ended up in his gun. knowlton's husband witnessed the shooting and one of his sons says he's already fgi officer because that's how his mother raised him. >> being hit from severe weather from javier as well as monsoon rains here. it slammed the region with dust, flooding, mudslides and dangerous lightning. downpours caused car accidents and forced road closures in the phoenix area. quite a scene there. the severe storms have also knocked down trees and caused scattered power outages and on the east coast, look at this. a day's long parade of rain still hitting parts of florida.
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southeastern louisiana could see 8 inches of rain before all of this is over. and turing now to the olympics. to the difference makers. katie ledecky pretty much winning it for the u.s. relay team. the americans were running second in the 4x200 freestyle relay until she dove in. >> and anchored the u.s. team which went on to beat australia by nearly two seconds. no other swimmer got close to her. this is her third gold medal in carmelo anthony has scored more points for usa basketball than any other player in history and added 31 in the win against australia putting him above lebron james and david robinson. >> it was close and a nail bite ir. looking at the medal count the u.s. has 11 golds with 32 overall. china a distant second with 10 golds and 23 overall. still ahead for the first
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that stranded thousands of passengers. also, wikileaks is offering a hefty reward for information about the murder of a democratic national committee staffer. why the offer is fueling conspiracy theories. plus, the world's luckiest man, many are calling him at least, a survivor of a recent plane crash is now a million dollars richer. why are bananas bendy? the sun is if they don't have any eyes? well, because they can...feel it. so...bananas have feelings? i...guess that's what i'm saying. do you hear that, alfie? bananas have feelings! sorry, banana, this isn't personal. mmmm!
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since the outage on monday. the ceo is promising to fix those problems. >> we own it. i own it. i'm personally responsible for this happening and i'll personally make sure it doesn't happen again. >> operations are now almost back to normal. new study released reveals a growing risk on american roadways. aaa says tens of thousands of crashes each year are being caused by stuff like that. debris on the roads. more than 500 deaths have been blamed on items that fell off tire blow-outs. the auto club is urging drivers to do a better job securing loads to their vehicles that they're carrying and to stop tailgating. the girl scouts celebrated national s'mores day, a real holiday, by introducing new cookies. as a nod to the different ways people s'more if you can use it as a verb, one featured a graham cooker double dipped and the
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filling. i'm upset i didn't know about s'mores day. >> you can't have it till next year. >> i think i'll have to celebrate today anyway. ordinary citizens can now communicate directly with president obama using a chatbot on facebook messenger. the white house facebook page will guide users through the process of sending a message. the new feature the first of its kind for any government. >> interesting. when we come back a very derm beyond cutting down a tree to steal a bicycle. an attempt to catch a foul ball. the fan ending up with a face full of nachos. we'll embarrass him again by
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was bigger than previously believed. >> sources tell "the new york times" the russian cyberattack that forced debbie wasserman schultz to resign as dnc chair may have breached the private e-mail accounts of 100 party officials. the democratic governor's association may be among the groups and fbi is widening its investigation as democrats brace for the possibility of more damaging leaks. and there's speculation this morning about the source of that initial e-mail leak that showed party officials favoring hillary clinton over bryan barnett some whistle-blower may have been a young dnc staffer shot and killed two weeks before the democratic convention in philadelphia. now wikileaks is weighing in with a reward. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: a new interview with wikileaks founder julian assange is reigniting conspiracy theories about the death of democratic national committee staffer seth rich. >> 27-year-old, works for the dnc who was shot in the back murdered. >> reporter: although assange
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wikileaks source the organization is offering a $20,000 reward. it was an unprompted discussion of him who was killed in a botched robbery on july 10th near his washington, d.c. home. while d.c. police tell abc news there is no indication that seth rich's death is connected to his employment at the dnc they say he may be collected to the tranche of e-mails leaked convention. >> quite a murder mystery. the mayor of miami says aerial spraying has knocked out the population of zika carrying mosquitoes by 97% and completed three rounds of spraying. a travel warning still in effect but the mayor hopes to lift that within the next 45 days. health officials say the count of locally infected cases is now up to 22 people. here's a cautionary tale about popular home security
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webcam inside the bedroom of two little girls and streamed everything live online. the mother in houston called it her worst nightmare after she was alerted of them through facebook and likely found the ip address by accessing her daughter's ipad through a video game they were playing. a car salesman in dubai is being called the luckiest man alive. he survived the fire on board that plane skidded on the runway at the dubai airport and de miracle and a gift from god but that actually was just the start. hours later he found out he won a million dollars in the lottery and you can see the result, that smile on his face. he's now planning to retire and return to his native india to help others in his town. maybe do a little gambling. >> i think he's already had a lot of success. now, besides the olympics there's still a full schedule of baseball being played. >> let's get the details from our friends at espn. >> hey, folk, welcome to
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starting east coast baseball. >> red sox and yankees, a couple of story lines. first alex rodriguez hasn't played since august 2nd. the yankees will release him friday. will play thursday and friday. came up as a pinch hitter wednesday night in the seventh. flies out there. mookie betts handles it. red sox down nine, david ortiz fouls it off his leg. he got hit x-rays are negative. ortiz's final season and when he first got hurt you would think maybe it's his final game. doesn't look that way. yankees win it, 9-4. big news in seattle. graham and rawls are back. doing okay in baseball against the tigers up here, uh-oh, tied. jd martinez and tied at one. eighth inning 1-1 until nelson
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about his swimming this time but his hair. that's because it's green. now before the olympics he dyed it silver or as he called it silver blue. but everything involving water in rio seems to be turning green and now lockdownhte's locks but has a simpler explanation. colorry natured water reacts with air bleach so voila. >> lesson learned. lochte. casting news about "ocean's eight." now a female cast. >> anne hathaway and rihanna are close to signing deals to appear same goes with helena bonham carter. >> cate blanchett has already signed often and filming begins in october. extreme baseball fans will go to just about any lengths to catch a home run for foul ball.
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>> could be costly for many. check out this pirates fan when he saw a ball coming his way, he jumped to catch it, but ended up just wearing his nachos and the ketchup and dropping his $11 beer. >> not to love the slo-mo. >> he didn't even get the ball. not own will that, it wasn't even close to him. however, he didn't walk away empty-handed. the pirates gave him a t-shirt and replaced his nachos. >> i love that he atst this. >> the pirates also gave him a tweet and they called him a dude and said, good effort. >> yeah. >> so a pat on the back, a new t-shirt and some nachos. >> own hopefully a replacement iron city lite beer. more news after this.
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checking our top stories this morning, dozens of people have been injured in a massive fire and explosion at this apartment complex in silver spring, maryland. near washington. two firefighters are among those injured. residents were being rescued while part of the building collapsed. donald trump is now calling president obama the founder of isis and declaring hillary clinton the co-founder. trump claims isis honors the president and during a rally last night he hussein obama. parts of the southwest bracing for more flooding. storms slammed the region with dust, flooding, mudslides and dangerous lightning. looking at today's weather scorching heat in the northeast with scattered thunderstorms. showers and thunderstorms in the midwest and more heavy rain in the south and gulf coast. out west, expect monsoon rains shifting from arizona into new mexico. so most of the athletes competing in the olympics
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longer have one. >> for the first time there's a team at the olympics for refugees. abc's alley rogen has the story. >> reporter: for this syrian swimmer the road to rio started in a war zone. he had been a star athlete in his hometown of aleppo. a shoo-in for the 2012 olympics but the war started. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: he made the harrowing trip across the mediterran had the best chance of competing. he ended up in belgium where he met his current coach. >> before he came to belgium he hadn't been training for six months. he came to me in february and he just -- when i asked him to swim for 100 meters he was already dead. >> reporter: the international olympics committee announced in march it would create the first ever refugee team. for the elite athletes among the
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later he got the call. >> so i said, okay, if you really have aspirations to go, you have to train as if you are going and i cannot do anything about that. if it hurts it hurts. you just have to do it. >> reporter: he is one of two refugees from sierra. the others are from south sudan, ethiopia and the democratic republic of the congo. >> for rami it's his child's dream to be here and what was supposed to be here. when there was no war he was supposed to be here and now that he is here, even when not everything is up to mode he here. >> reporter: his number one hope by the next summer olympics, the option for a refugee team will be obsolete. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> our thanks to ali for that. >> his personal best he set
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randy: it's 4:30, thursday morning, august 11, and we are following breaking news on the eye. emily: red sox slugger big papi helped off the field after getting hit by a pitch. the new information on his condition we've learned overnight. randy: prayers and condolences following the death of a woman killed while out for a run. the all out effort to track down a killer. emily: what he allegedly hoped to achieve with that daring stunt. randy: it is absolutely steamy this morning. [laughter] cindy: yeah. it's tropical, right? you will definitely feel it, it hits you in the face as he stepped outside, oppressive humidity all across southern new england with us all day long.

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