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severe weather making its way across the country. tornadoes have already damaged the midwest this weekend, and now those systems are heading east with more rain and flooding for hard hit areas of the deep south. >> ryan lochte in hot water over his accounts of being held at oi why he said he didn't tell the entire truth at first. and his possible punishment. >> a suspect makes a quick get away. not one he intended. >> the intoxicated young suspect giving police problems. even getting out of his handcuffs. but he got out another way. we're going to show you how. and he may be one of the greatest rappers of all time. sorry, jay-z, you're just
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fiddle to beyonce. we'll have the glamour shots later for you to see in "the skinny" on this august 2nd. -- 22nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." let's get started with the storms that have made for a rough weekend. leaving a trail of damage in the midwest. now mooef moving east. >> at least six tornadoes reported from grd rooftops were ripped off of hopes. trees shattered. >> the cleanup is underway in san antonio, texas after a round of downpours. nearly 9 inches of rain in four hours. 30 to 40 high water rescues were reported in texas. >> and baton rouge is reeling from deadly flooding, and now
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details. at least nine tornadoes from michigan to kentucky reported. >> if that's not a tornado, i don't know what is. >> what looks like a twister in delaware, ohio, appearing right in front of this highway. >> in a confirmed tornado outside of grand rapids, michigan. the same system slamming trees into houses and ripping off this roof. >> i could hear the tree snap. and the trees around started snapping. in texas out of san antonio, raining nine inches in four hours. torrential rain wreaking havoc with a firefight rescued a man trapped in his car. >> he had water up to his neck. he'd been there for about 30 minutes. >> reporter: residents picking up damage a week after devastation. officials saying an estimated 60,000 homes are damaged. the system that brought the
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midwest, going across the northeast now. dryer and cooler almost fall like weather to move in. abc news, new york. now to the olympics and the games are over. but the ryan lochte controversy lives on. he opened up last night about sunday morning's incident at a rio gas station. he told a brazn why he said they were robbed at gunpoint. he also explained why he backed off that version. however, he stopped short of saying the entire story was a lie. >> my mistake was overexaggerating what happened. >> you don't think you were lying? >> i wasn't lying to a certain extent. i overexaggerated what happened, and like i said, i can't say if it was a robbery or anything like that. >> lochte is the second most decorated swimmer in u.s. history. acknowledged it could cost him financially in terms of endorsements.
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any punishment it will hand down to the swimmers. drills underway despite the threat of a nuclear threat from north korea. the north's first strike units are ready to mount attacks on the forces involved in the drills. the north climbs the drills are an invasion dress rehearsal. in turkey funerals following a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party. the president of turkey blamed isis s by a child as young as 12 years old. the white house issued a strong conde condemnation. calling it barbaric. in the u.s., a man charged with six counts of murder. the suspect entered the home where his estranged girlfriend was staying and attacked the victims. the girlfriend had allegedly gone to the home to escape an
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he was arrested in mississippi but will be sent back to alabama. >> a man hunt for two suspects after a gun violence in a house party in bridge port. one women was critically injured and 11 others injured. witnesses say the gunmen were hiding in the bushes when they opened fire. donald trump's new campaign manager says the republican nominee is having his best week yet. trump has been sticking to the teleprompter and expressed regret fort he visited the flood zone in louisiana. his pitch to african americans saying they're living in poverty with bad schools and no jobs is sparking outrage. trump defended the remarks. >> many saw that as insulting. they say most african americans don't live in poverty. and that mr. trump was making those comments in communities that are more than 90% white. >> those comments are for all americans. he's trying to say we can do
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>> trump is lagging in the polls. reince priebus agreed he had a great week and he's predicting trump will catch up to clinton by labor day. >> chuck schumer is following for a federal review following the scare at jfk. reports of gunfire led to chaos, evacuations and flight cancellations. officials later determined there were no shots fired and saying it may have been loud sell brags of peopleat he wants homeland security to look at how the false alarm was handled and if it exposed potential security weaknesses. >> arkansas, police were driving a teen suspect to jail. he's in the backseat, the 19-year-old managing to get the cuffs off, kicking the glass. then he crashes through the back window when the cruiser gets into an accident. after getting ejected, he tried to flee the scene but was
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some video there. >> police in massachusetts had surrounded the house of a suspected drug dealer. that's when this guy walked out of the back of the house. doesn't look like a 30-year-old. however -- >> the cops were suspicious, and they figured out the old man really was sean miller after they pulled off that realistic looking mask. impressed with the quality of the disguise saying it was worthy of hollywood. >> must have been so confused when they knew who they were looking for and that guy walks out. >> and apparently his words to the detectives is he would have gotten away with it if not for the rascally kids. >> still not sure where he got the mask. >> really, an impressive attempt. >> kudos to the officer that
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>> sorry, folks. we're hanging it up after this. first, we'll have a roundup of the final days' events including the turn of a social media sensation. >> later in the skinny, the soulful singing sensation that just disappeared making a huge return over the weekend. hear by frank ocean is making such a splash. first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by america's advisor's group. zbln "world news now" weather brought to you by america's
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? ? the thing is, like, if this desk wasn't here, you could see that i'm dominating the samba. it's the desk. we did tell you on friday that it was our last samba, but we forgot about closing ceremonies. >> if you go to our facebook page, you can realize we don't know how to do math. if you look at it, in case you missed it. >> last day in rio means the last look at the medou china was just ahead of great britain in total medal count. >> the u.s. led with 46 golds. one woman who accounted for four of them led the way during the closing ceremonies. >> reporter: the farewell started with a bang and dazzling special effects. simone biles carrying the flag. she takes home five medals, four
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calling her first olympics, the thrill of a lifetime. her fellow americans continued their gold rush, the men's basketball team won 96-66. claiming their third consecutive olympics title. kevin durant scoring 30 points in that effort. the u.s. team was the favorite going in and they didn't disappoint. in the boxing ring, clarissa shield slugged her way to the 21-year-old from michigan is the defending olympics champion and the first american boxer to win back to back golds, and the only u.s. boxer to finish first in rio. usa wrestling claiming another kyle snyder earning his spot on the top of the podium. becoming america's youngest ever free style wrestling gold medalist. the men's volleyball team rallying to claim a medal. the americans beat russia to take home the bronze in a five
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this was only the second time man ran a marathon, and he took home a bronze for the u.s. a final night to unwind. the 2016 summer games passing into history according to tradition. tokyo's governor accepting the olympics flag. the rio olympics torch was extinguished, and the summer games will be in tokyo >> his first marathon was at the olympics trial and he won bronze? who does that? >> nobody. but him. way to go. >> congratulations. >> impressive. >> my first marathon, i'd probably be in the hospital. >> i wouldn't even try. the olympics spirit was not on display during one of sunday's wrestling matches. something else was. >> the two mongolian coaches weren't happy with the outcome.
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when they were told otherwise, one took off his shirt. the other one nearly went full monte winding up in his underwear. security escorted them out. delicately. >> that was their way of protesting? >> that's their way of protesting. i'm so angry i can't keep my clothes on. >> oh my god. that's what i call a friday night. i'm so angry. i'm just going to take my clothes off. now to a guy is who is also showing off skin in rio for the >> he's the bare chested flag bearer. he became an internet sensation at the opening ceremony. he was back last night making a brief appearance, but one the fans very much enjoyed. inbetween the ceremonies he lost
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he's being credit for boosting credit and even tourism for his tiny island country. >> way to bring attention to tonga. tourism is going to be increasing. all the other people there are expected to be oiled up. >> everybody is writing does everybody in tonga look like that? you expect everybody to greet you. >> he looks like the leftover of a slip and slide. when we come back, was it worth the wait? >> frank ocean is back with new music. details ahead in "the skinny." first, our last samba. >> oh, yeah. okay. ? "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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? time now for "the skinny." we start with mixed reactions to the mogul. lou pearlman died at 62. you might remember he was the producer behind some of the most popular boy bands in history including insync and the back street boys. >> he really had an impact on the business. both those groups sued him claiming they received fractions of the proceeds. pearlman died while serving a prison sentence. >> lance bass said, quote, he might not have been a stand up businessman, but i wouldn't be
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his influence. rest the peace, lou. >> and justin timberlake said i hope he found some peace. god bless and rest in peace, lou pearlman. >> next up, frank ocean made his fans wait four years for new material and then he just unloaded it. >> a whole lot. his second album called "blond" came out saturday night. it's 17 tracks and has contributors like beyonce, kanye west, and the late david bowie . >> it was a video masterpiece. fans were expecting the album to be called boys don't cry. but boys don't cry is the name of a magazine that was released in conjunction with the album. >> and so "blond" was released after an 18 track visual album
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all over. >> one fan says this ain't it album of the year. it's album of the life. another used the eyes of crying jordan saying the nation listening to "blond" right now. >> i didn't get a chance to listen, but apparently he's producing so much material he's making up for the absence. >> he had four years. he was perfecting it, fans are saying. >> the next one in four years, he'll come out with food line, a cologne. >> it's with the olympics. >> jay-z is embracing his role as instagram husband. that's when a guy goes out of his way to make sure his wife features in flawless instagram photos. >> here's an example of his work last month. you can see him in the mirror taking a picture of beyonce not looking so thrilled.
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>> but she looks good. >> she does. and jay-z even got in a small boat to capture beyonce's 30-foot plunge off their rental yacht during their vacation. at least he has a good excuse for not making the leap himself. >> you need a count. not without a count. >> that was jay-z directing beyonce's mother on how to correctly jump off the yacht so he could get the tape perfectly. if his other ventures fail, he can be instagram husband. finally, bill murray is known for some wild stuff from time to time. a couple years back he crashed a bachelor party offering some advice and wisdom. he's been at it again.
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oepg for war dogs. >> >> still hanging in there. >> so much for those bad reviews. >> finally this half hour today is the start of a busy week at the little league world series. the kids from iowa play the kids from kentucky tonight. and the team from iowa has rallied around the family of one of their players because of his mother's illness. >> reporter: when j.t. garcia of the johnston, iowa all stars stepped up to bat, he knew his mom was in the stands.
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>> for her to be here is special. >> reporter: more so because jen was being interviewed at that moment and is pretty sick. >> i have pancreatic cancer. >> reporter: their bands read jen's prayer team. and proverbs 17:17. wait for the totally unscripted surprise that comes next. >> they have really come together and become a family. >> reporter: and yes, it's headed for the fence, and over. and the timing of it, well, it seemed like a gift. >> i was trying to hold back the tears. i was on camera. but i was very proud of him. >> reporter: trotting the bases, j.t. said he couldn't pick out his mom's cheers but already knew the next gift he would give her. >> i gave her the ball, the home run ball. >> reporter: by the way, his team won by four. for jen, these days baseball is less about winning than something else. >> baseball has brought normalcy
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this, having that has been very helpful. and he's a great kid. >> reporter: yes, and he's a home run hitter too. a lot of fans cheering for them now. they have four elimination games to go through and then the international team plays against the national team champion. >> that's over the weekend on espn, and the all important -- what is itth >> yes. >> forget the number one game. everybody watches that. but -- >> the real thing is between team three and four. >> absolutely. we'll be watching that on sunday on espn. >> don't miss the updates on facebook at this is "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. at this is "world news now"
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good morning. >> here are some of the top headlines on this monday. campaign reboot, donald trump stepping up efforts to win over african americans. but many black voters aren't buying his new pitch. still, his campaign says it was his best week yet. a full report coming up. expected to go away any time soon. health officials now believe it could stick around in the u.s. for up to two years. and they believe the gulf coast states are most vulnerable to the spread of the disease. crews are battling three out of control wildfires in eastern washington state. several homes have been destroyed and hundreds in the spokane area were evacuated. winds are in the forecast again today. the fire is out in rio. the olympics are over, and the
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athletes looking ahead to tokyo in 2020. those are some of the top stories on this monday, august 22nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." counting down to the games in tokyo. only 1400 days to go, plus. we begin with politics, and donald trump. his latest effort to reset his campaign. >> with only 77 days to go before election, trump is heading to ohio this evening after what his campaign and top republican leaders are calling a great week. trump has used his last few rallies to reach out to african americans, but his choice of words not really sitting well with many black voters. it's your voice, your vote. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: donald trump refining his message to minority voters. >> i want our party to be the home of the african american voter once again.
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african americans sparked outrage. >> you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: making the case before a predominantly white crowd. our analysts question who he's talking to. >> i think he's been talking to white people. >> reporter: the new campaign manager coming to his defense. >> those comments are for all americans, and i live in a white -- i'm white. i was very moved by his comments. >> reporter: on the job five days conway changing course on trump's taxes after once saying this. his tax returns aren't transparent. i'd like it. >> reporter: now backing his decision not to release the tax
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is a serious matter. he's said when it's complete, he'll release the tax returns. >> reporter: the clinton campaign questioning trump's financial ties to russia. >> there are questions about whether trump himself is just a pup puppet for the kremlin in this race. >> reporter: mayor giuliani talking about clinton's health. >> she has an entire media empire that constantly demonizes donald trump and fails to point out several signs of illness by her. >> reporter: trump picked up the fundraising pace, but clinton is out raising and out spending her republican rival. joe biden is heading to latvia today.
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prime minister. >> it is over. the olympics are over. one event will live on for a while. the u.s. olympics committee is deciding what if anything to do with ryan lochte and three of his fellow swimmers. lochte is speaking out about last sunday's incident at a gas station. he spoke with a tv station about his initial claims that he and his teammates were victims of a gunpoint robbery. he acknowledged his first story wasn't accurate, but he stopped short of saying he lied. >> why did you change the version of the story so >> i overexaggerated. part of it, the very first part i was intoxicated. i was a little frightened. i mean, having a gun pointed to you. >> the head of the usoc promised further action against the swimmers. he says the committee understands the men let down both their fellow athletes and
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sanctions from the international olympics committee. breaking news in ohio. at least nine people are injured. two seriously after a car slammed into a crowd at an outdoor concert. the 7 4-year-old driver accidentally slammed into the crowd. after hitting the gas pedal instead of the break. the victims were all in their 50s, 60s and 70s. they were attending a dean martin and frank sinatra contribute band concert. so far no charges have been filed. and five people including killed in a crash in long island. one driver crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a car. the driver, his sister j, his ten-year-old son were killed. one person died in each of the two cars that were hit as well. overseas now, a and the u.s. and south korea began military drills. the north said it would launch a preemptive nuclear strike if there was a sign of aggression during the drills.
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i views the drills as an invasion rehearsal despite assurances from the u.s. and south korea. israel fired back launches a series of air strikes in retaliation for a palestinian rocket attack. they said the rocket that hit a border town yesterday was meant to inflect pain an fear. two palestinians were injured in the retaliatory attacks. in the middle east the deadliest attacks this year in turkey. dozens of people were attending a wedding and killed by a suicide bomber. >> reporter: carnage on the streets. a nighttime wedding celebration in turkey turning tragic. a suicide bomber attacking as guests danced outside. ambulances ferrying the injured revelers of the 50 deaths, 29 children. an eyewitness calling the scene a war zone. the president saying the bomber was just a boy, 12 or 14 years
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it's the deadliest attack this year in a nation still reeling from a terror attack on its largest airport. the failed coup, and just last week another wedding rattled by violence. funerals for the victims from this latest tragedy, crowds heard chanting erdogan, murder. the president unpopular in this part of the country. this terror attack days befo biden's visit to turkey. the white house issuing a strong condemnation of the bombing calling it barbaric. back in the u.s. another round of severe weather for southern louisiana. forecasters say the area was hit with two to three inches of rain. 3,000 people are still living in shelters in the baton rouge area.
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million in housing assistance. and local officials are setting up a temporary bus system. in texas torrential rains in san antonio area with nine inches in four areas. 30 to 40 people were rescued. emergency officials were armed with boats. several roads were forced to close because of the flooding but no serious injuries or fatalities reported. a pharmaceutical company getting backlash for epipens. suffering from life threatening allergies. the price of the drug has soared more than 400% since 2009. >> every six minutes life threatening food allergies send someone to the hospital. >> reporter: the rising cost of epipen forcing many families to make tough choices. >> to watch her face become red and blotchy and her throat and her saying mommy, i can't
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the drug. >> reporter: the cost of epipens have gone up about 480% from about $100 in 2009 to more than $600 this year. for most who need them, they have to get more than one. >> it's not uncommon for somebody who requires an epipen for a child to have them in many different places. >> reporter: epipen manufactured 87% of all epinephrine auto injectors prescribed last year. that's over 3.6 million epipen kits. the cost of the medicine, about $1 per dose. mylan saying an increasing number of families are in enrolled in high deductible health plans. this shift presented new challenges for consumers and they are bearing more of the cost. >> this is life or death. we've had to use the epipen f. if he had been without, she may not be sits next to me.
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it allows most insured patients to pay nothing. other companies are trying to develop alternatives. at this time there's no competitors on the market. now to a case down under caught on video. take a look. in the middle of the screen, those are some crocodiles being released into a high school office on the nation's north coast. then the four men who released the reptiles ransacked the place. wildlife rangers were called in why? high school prank? >> i don't know. someone is getting detention. >> and then some. >> i'll bet you don't get a 100 pound cake for your birthday. but you're not a panda. >> it was a big bear type of celebration at washington's national zoo this weekend for bei bei, the zoo's youngest giant pan a celebrated his first
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his cake was made from apples, sweet potatoes, pears. two other pandas at the zoo celebrate their birthdays this week. >> i think he liked it. >> not a bad way to celebrate your birthday. >> no candles? >> no. i'm not sure this is the birthday song either. >> does bei bei get to make a wish with no candles? >> no. coming up next, president obama getting back to work after vacation. we'll tell you what's on his agenda. and later the no hands revolution. self-driving cars will soon become accessible to more drivers. we'll take a look at how safe the technology really is. >> it's a slightly different way of getting around and probably not all that safe. but it sure looks like fun for
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>> it will be a comfortable 83 degrees later on today in the nation's capitol. fo is waking up there after a while. >> he's back to work. no more golf? >> no more golf for now. after 16 days after rest and relaxation, president obama is getting back to work and he's already facing criticism from republicans. >> reporter: president obama is packing up his golf clubs and getting back to business. a recharged president arriving back to a full plate. tomorrow mr. obama travels to
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the trip comes just days after donald trump visited the state and slammed the president for not cutting his vacation short. >> obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> reporter: as louisiana residents clean up the damage, health officials warn zika virus could spread. >> i'm not surprised if we have cases, especially with the flooding in louisiana. there's going to be a lot of water. >> reporter: that warning adds new urgency to the push to congress to approve funding to prevent the spread of the virus. as he prepares to tangle over zika virus money, he's facing heat over the cash payment to iran. the state department admitted the money was used as leverage for the release of prisoners.
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ransom payment. one senator is going as far as comparing it to a drug deal. the republican of illinois saying we can't have the president of the united states acting like the drug dealer in chief. democrats are defending the decision insisting the payment was not a ransom. >> it's not paying ransom. we won't do that, but we made it clear we understand we owed the money, but we want to make sure our people are protected. >> reporter: congress is out in the summer recess for two weeks. the president will be gone when they return. he'll make his final visit to asia. one of the few trips in his final months in office. >> what's on the agenda for his road trip with hillary clinton. >> october he'll hit the road for hillary clinton and the house and senate. he'll tape ads. one thing he's said he's tired of talking about is donald trump.
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trump until november at least. >> he told donors that he feels that donald trump is always making the case against donald trump, and so he's over talking about it. >> the president is a little biassed on that too. >> yes. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up, more about driverless cars about to hit the road. auto makers and tech companies are racing to get the vehicles going. is it safe? >> stick around. we'll be right back. "world news now" continues after this from ouc
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? ? ? ? >> drive my car, or not so much. if you live in pittsburgh it won't be long until you can order up a driverless car from uber. it's a pilot program that could eventually expand to about 100 vehicles across the city. >> plenty of other companies are also getting in on the driverless car game. >> reporter: the multimillion dollar race to turn your car into a robot accelerating. uber weeks away from releasing this fleet in pittsburgh. these ford fusions with high-tech trappings bringing self-driving technology to the average consumer. a trained human will be ready to take over the wheel. uber's test, the latest in the
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this volvo has some of the most advanced features. it can gas are brake and steer on its own. it's suggested to keep your hands on the wheel. getting a test drive inside google's driverless type. >> there's no controls. >> reporter: and ford promising fully autonomous in five years. there are safety concerns. accident with a car in self-driving mode. and so far legislation has only been introduced in 16 state. >> they haven't been tested sufficiently. and for uber, no plans to put the test cars anywhere outside of pittsburgh. >> if you order one of those cars in pittsburgh, you'll get two people in the car with you.
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feels like a bike. >> reporter: this may be his most dangerous mission yet. >> it's an adventure. a flier in the elite red bull air force at 41 years old, he's out to sky surf a thunderstorm. >> everybody likes to say you can't right up until you do it. >> reporter: for extreme coordinated stunts like these are also about the bragging rights, getting that perfect video. not easy, especially when lightning is involved. what do you think is going to be going through your head? >> i think a lot of focus on the moment. it's all pretty quick. i think you'd be amazed at how calculated the mission is.
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of pressure. how often do you get to do something like this? it's a category three hurricane wind in my face. >> stand up. stand up. stand up. >> reporter: but then sean and the team get what they've been waiting for. a true thunderstorm. a massive cloud. the perfect backdrop. >> it's the opportunity to show place on this earth that anybody could daydream about. and no one can get to go see. >> now, that is storm chasing. ? >> now, i have been sky diving, and i love storms, but that made me want to hold onto the desk.
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this morning on "world news now," ryan lochte tries for another time to explain himself. >> the swimmer says he was intoxicated when he gave his first account of being held up at gunpoint. he's refusing to say he lied. here's what he says really happened. and also, attempting to clarify statements, donald trump on a big push for minority voter this week. the big question -- are his efforts causing more harm than good. a miracle on the water after a boat capsized with a family on board. see how they found their missing toddler and how she survived despite being trapped under the boat. and just like that, the olympics are over.
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officially on with japan's prime minister taking a super entrance during last night's closing ceremonies. will video games be the newest olympics sport? we hope not. it's monday, august 22nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." i don't know. if tetris was an olympics sport, i might be able to medal. just saying. >> well, never know until then. >> old school super mario brothers. two buttons. ? >> that's like an olympics sport that we can get behind and belize could probably medal. >> if we acted it out. >> exactly. welcome, everybody, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. of course, we are talking about the olympics and the 2016 -- the flag has been passed to tokyo. they will host in 2020.
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speaking of flags, simone biles, all 4'8" of her, was the united states flag bearer during the closing ceremony. the four-time gold medalist is only the second gymnast to get that honor. >> president obama sent his congratulations to the u.s. with a tweet. "couldn't be prouder of team usa. your determination and passion inspired so many of us. you carried the flag high tonight, simone biles." >> one olympian is in the spotlight. the usoc is deciding on a possible punishment for ryan lochte is speaking out again. matt gutman with the latest. >> reporter: the second most decorated swimmer in history back pedaling. ryan lochte telling a brazilian tv station -- >> why did you change the version of the story so many times? >> i overexaggerated. the very first part i was intoxicated. i was a little frightened.
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account. >> we got pulled over in our taxi. these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, the guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it. put it to my forehead. >> reporter: saying he should have been more careful about the night he was boozing this sign and confronting security he still doesn't quite admit to lying. >> i overexaggerated the story. i overexaggerated some parts. my mistake was overexaggerating what happened. >> reporter: you don't think you were lying? >> i wasn't lying to a certain extent. i overexaggerated what was happened. like i said, i can't say if it was a robbery or anything. >> reporter: his explanation for his initial account -- >> i was still intoxicated when it happened. >> reporter: so you didn't if to sleep? >> no.
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with a million dollars in endorsement deals, there could be for fallout. lochte acknowledged he might lose endorsements. how bad could it be? >> would you endorse someone who lied to his mother, first of all? two, lied to the u.s. olympics committee and then goes on national television and makes up a total lie about what happened that night, and then as it's unraveling, he keeps lying. when you take the narcissism coupled with stupidity, why would someone endorse that? it's dumbfounding. >> reporter: while it's doubtful he faces any prosecution here in brazil, a furious ceo of the u.s. olympic committee upping the ante saying there will be disciplinary action in the u.s. that could mean a lengthy suspension. abc news, rio. southern louisiana dealing with another round of thunderstorms and heavy rain. that region is already facing a
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rain fell in baton rouge where more than 3,000 residents are still living in shelters. officials estimate 60,000 homes are damaged. fema is opening for disaster recovery systems today. president obama will tour the area tomorrow. and tornadoes in the midwest. a twister in delaware, ohio, appears right in front of this highway. check out that video. at least six tornadoes hit western michigan with the grand rapids area suffering the worst damage. a ripped off, trees uprooted, several vehicles damaged. thousands suffered power outages. turning our focus overseas now. dozens of people are dead after a suicide bombing at a wedding party in turkey. the president of that country blamed isis for the attack and said this bombing was carried out by a child between 12 and 14 years old. there has been no claim of responsibility. the attack late saturday was the
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and was widely condemned from many governments including the u.s. and the vatican. in iraq security forces were able to stop a child bomber before he blew himself up. the boy, around 13 years old, was captured in the city of kirkuk. earlier two suicide bombers were able to carry out their missions in the city. three people were injured. donald trump is heading to the battleground state of ohio this evening. despite a flood of criticism over his recent comments about african americans, he is expected to continue his new appeal for the black vote. it's your voice, your vote, mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: as far as the trump campaign says, this has been the best week ever. >> i want a totally inclusive country. and i want an inclusive party. >> reporter: trump working on his pitch to minority voters this weekend. >> the outreach to the african american community is in an area where the republican party must
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>> reporter: despite that admission and a meeting with his new hispanic advisory board, the week has not been entirely smooth for the campaign. from protests to outrage over this comment. >> what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. >> many in the african american community saw it as insulting. say they -- they say most aren't living in poverty. they say mr. trump was making the comments in communities that are more than 90% white. >> those comments are for all americans. i was moved by that comment. he is trying to tell americans that we can do better. >> reporter: trump's new campaign manager hitting the sunday talk shows after a staffing shakeup which included the resignation of paul manafort. over his ties to pro-russian ukrainian leaders, something the clinton campaign is pouncing on. >> paul manafort has been pushed out, but that doesn't mean that the russians have been pushed out of this campaign.
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at work in this campaign for some time. it is clear they are supporting donald trump. >> reporter: abc news, los angeles. former secretary of state colin powell is clarifying a report he claims he had advised hillary clinton to use a personal e-mail account. he told "people" magazine that clinton's people have been "trying to pin it on me." he said clinton was using her private e-mail server for a year before he sent her a memo telling her what he did. a new book about bill clinton says powell told hillary clinton classified information. federal health officials say the zika virus could hang around the u.s. far year or two. cases have been limited to neighborhoods in florida's miami-dade county, but officials say other gulf coast states are vulnerable. they're concerned about texas and neighboring louisiana where standing water from recent flooding could be a breeding ground for the zika mosquitoes. let's go back to the olympics.
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false sense of security. the americans beat the serbs by three during group play. >> yesterday's gold medal game was another story. kevin durant led the way with 30 points in a 96-56 round. the u.s. has taken three straight golds and 25 games in a row since winning the bronze in athens in 2004. >> they're good. american clarissa shields literally beat the competition to win her second gold. she took middleweight boxing crown. the 21-year-old from michigan is the first u.s. boxer to be a two-time gold medalist. in london four years ago, she became the first american woman to win a gold medal in boxing. and the final medal count. the united states brought home 121. that's 51 more than china. great britain was in third for overall medals. and the u.s. had 46 gold medals. great britain edged out china for second place there. >> it's a big finish. >> they were considered the
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>> exactly. and the olympic flag was passed to tokyo. >> the one member of that city's delegation dressed for the occasion as super mario. that's the japanese prime minister. he arrived by crawling through a pipe and dressed as mario. social media reviews positive so far. >> the very cool moment there. during the london games you had the queen arriving by helicopter and this is the japanese trying to outdo them. >> those opening ceremonies should be something. we're looking forward to it. >> in four years. well, coming up, the nba star making headlines this morning for his epic catch. and yes, there is a catch to that story. >> aha.
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wildfires burning in the west. some residents are coming back to smoldering rubble. others have been forced to evacuate. we'll tell you where, next. >> and the unbelievable survival story that has one family counting their blessings. a toddler stuck underneath a capsized boat feared to have drowned. we'll tell you how she managed to stay alive. if you're not following us on facebook and twitter, it would be a lot cooler if you did. abcwnn on twitter and wns. now." our bacteria family's been on this cushion for generations. alright kiddos! everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist designed for sofas, mattresses and more. introducing new lysol max cover. its innovative cap has a 2x wider spray
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check out this stunning check out this stunning video of a dust storm as it rolls across a phoenix area covering everything in its path. it caused delays at the sky harbor international airport there. it's pretty impressive, actually. clouds like this can stretch for miles and last for several hours with visibility near zero. >> breaking news now, three wi washington state. two of the fires are in the spokane area. destroying homes and forcing residents to evacuate. the fires are zero percent contained. 40 miles west, a third fire destroyed several homes and is threatening about 60 more. better news for the blue cut fire in california. everyone is being allowed to return home, and that fire is about 85% contained. more than 100 homes were
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injuries. a family in florida came through a weekend they probably would never wish on anyone else. they're all lucky to be together. >> and they're thanking this morning some local heros for their bravery and for saving one of their daughters. marci gonzalez with the details. >> reporter: these playful moments, a contrast of how the bossert family's weekend began. >> my poet crashed, baby in the water. >> reporter: their boat capsizing in the florida indian river. both parents and the baby escaping, but the only sign of kennedy, the baby, her cries coming from somewhere beneath the overturned boat. >> i need someone under water now. >> reporter: two officers diving into the pitch-black water. nearly an hour after the accident, their hope starting to fade.
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>> reporter: finally finding kennedy floating in her life vest under the boat in an air pocket. >> we all just kept praying to god and we got lucky. and we're just -- it's a miracle. it's a miracle that everything worked like it did. >> reporter: their miracle daughter back in their arms. >> i love these girls. >> reporter: heading home from the hospital. >> we really just want to say our hearts -- >> thank you so much for all the prayer and the wishes. >> thank you. >> reporter: so much gratitude, especially now with doctors saying other than a few scratches and bruises, kennedy is in perfect health. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> and two people they were thanking particularly this morning, police sergeant mike delatory and his wife. they were on a date date when they got the call. they rushed in and he not only
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wife helped treat the little girl on the scene. >> they made a big difference. you can tell from the video. kennedy's a little exhausted. understandably so. >> how emotional for her parents, of course. coming up in the next half hour, a suspect that didn't want to be in the back of a police car. wait until you see exactly how he got out. first a visit to the most famous house in cuba. see how it's being restored. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues afth
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all right. all right. so we're going to head south of the border now. specifically 90 miles south of
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>> we find a house there that earnest hemmingway calls home for decades. now it's getting a facelift. >> reporter: pretty bad shape, the house? walking around the most famous house in cuba, ernest hemmingway's, is a journey to the past. for the last ten years bob villa has been helping save this old house outside of havana. >> all the windows needed to be replaced. >> reporter: where hemmingway lived from 1940 to 1960, even wrote some of works like "for whom the bell tolls." >> his papers and personal books, 9,000, his photo albums, his correspondence, everything in this house. >> reporter: he left cuba in 1960 fully intending to return, and resume living here with his wife, mary, but he died before he could come back. six years ago it was cracks and failing plaster and stuff. very bad condition.
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dispenses advice on how to repair and upgrade their own home. the team of americans and cubans has been refurbishing the house and building a repository for some of the treasures, including volumes of personal letters found in a basement. >> this is the oldest square in havana. >> this is personal. he's cuban american, born in miami to cuban parents. his father and mother left after castro took power and never came back. >> i think it was a big motivation to have the opportunity to reconnect with this place. and it's been a good thing. >> reporter: villa's goal to make it feel like the home where hemmingway lived and created great american literature on cuban soil.
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while, renting it at first. >> it's a modest town. the cuban people love that about him, that he chose to live in a small town rather than in the luxury you might expect. >> we'll be right back. rather luxury you might expect.
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choose finish. time now for the mix. we start with an nba player who's getting a lot of kudos this mor time now for "the mix." we start with an nba player who's getting a lot of kudos this morning for an amazing catch. >> really. >> not typical in the nba. check it out. not the kind of catch you're thinking of. this is chandler, a forward for the nuggets. if you're wondering what he does in his off season, apparently fishing is on the list. he got a 350 pound grouper. this is part of an appearance on a youtube channel centered on fishing. how about that? >> that is pretty impressive. i guess he had the off season off and hadn't been playing last year. he had time to get something huge.
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fishing. look at that fish. >> dinner at wilson chandler's. all right. let's move to a celebrity couple that we're familiar with. they were on "dancing with the stars." alexa and carlos. they were popular on the show. they're currently on a baby moon on a cruise. they decided to do something that most parents don't necessarily do. they revealed the sex of the child and letting you know their child's name, as well. on instagram they said, who's ready to know the name and sex of the baby? the name? you ready? >> ocean king. >> ocean king penavega. >> there are heads in the studio like what? >> a boy's name or girl's name? >> a boy. a baby boy. ocean king. i kind of like it. >> okay. >> yeah. no? >> sure. >> okay.
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we all miss them when we're away. our pets are home. now a new way to keep in touch. this is a pet chat, a two way audio and video communication device. you can chat with your dog. they can see you on the screen. you can see the dog and you can even click a button to give them a treat. >> that's kind of cool. think that would work for frank, your rabbit? >> i don't think so. frank would probably try to eat the computer. we go from our laughable pets to an unusual one. a jam session for red hot chili peppers guitarist. bass guitarist, flee. >> that doesn't look like flee. >> it's not. that's moscowed -- that's cocoa the gorilla. he post third down over the weekend. several images from an occasion. not sure why. >> cocoa is loving the guitar. >> flee claims it's a life changing interaction. >> just hanging out.
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making news in america this morning, extreme weather, fire, floods and tornadoes, evacuations ordered in washington as new wildfires erupt and threaten homes. plus, the severe storms on the move after spawning several tornadoes. responsibility and admitting that he exaggerated the story about being held at gunpoint in rio, so what does it mean for the swimmer's future and millions in endorsements? new this morning, a new report details what may have caused prince's overdose and the pills found inside the singer's home. plus, the closing ceremony in rio. simone biles leads team usa. and on the last day of events,


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