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making news in america this morning, breaking news as one of the country's busiest airports is thrown into chaos. overnight reports of shots fired brought l.a.x. to a standstill with some passengers even running out onto the tarmac. this morning police are giving the all clear, but the problems and delays are far from over. also happening right now, tracking the tropics. with several storms on the move right now, the new tropical storm watch just issued by the national weather service and heavy rain elsewhere creating all sorts of problems. it was a close call for passengers on board this flight after the engine seemed to just blow apart. oxygen masks deployed as the pilot safely completed an emergency landing. hear what the airline is now saying about the incident. and it was ladies night at
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beyonce, britney spears taking the stage, their performances and some wild fashion ahead. a good monday morning to you all. we begin with that breaking news from los angeles. it was a travel nightmare at l.a.x. >> several terminals evacuated. incoming flights were also stopped and traffic into that airport a standstill. all this as a precaution, we're told, after there were reports of gunfire. it turns out those reports were false, but the damage done. >> it was chaotic. we got off the plane and were exiting and saw just a mob, a crowd running towards us. >> reporter: these frantic scenes at the nation's second busiest airport, passengers running in all directions, many onto the tarmac at l.a.x. after reports of shots fired. abc's matt gutman was there as it unfolded.
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l.a.x. and see the loop, which is normally so packed with traffic, completely empty. lots of people scattering. they closed down a couple of terminals, and you see everywhere people having to hoof it to try to get where they're going even out of this airport. pretty chaotic here and pretty scary here. >> reporter: the scare forced the faa to call for a ground stop. all flights west of the mississippi hailed at their origin. passengers in some terminals had to be rescreened causing long lines. finally flights resuming after about two hours. out to be false, instead spurred by loud noises. police looking into the source. a man in a zorro costume was detained. it's still not clear if he was connected to the incident. he talked to our station kabc. >> they didn't arrest me or anything like that. they explained to me, you know, crazy stuff happens in the airport, and within two or three minutes after they approached me, it was over. >> reporter: the incident at l.a.x. coming exactly two weeks after chaos erupted at new
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reports of gunfire outside a security checkpoint there sent people running in panic and the governor has ordered an investigation into the police response. a guy in a zorro costume, only in los angeles would that be the norm. normal operations resumed at l.a.x., one of the busiest airports. so, you can imagine there will be a ripple effect today in air travel. >> a lot of people at l.a.x. this morning. >> yeah. the other big story that we're following, we're tracking several active tropical storm systems. getting a little stronger, but it is staying east of bermuda. a new depression is now just south of key west and headed northward in the gulf. another depression appears to be headed for the outer banks of north carolina, and a tropical storm watch is now in effect there, as well. >> and you can see the weather deteriorating in key west as tropical depression nine moves closer with wind, rain, lightning. this is time-lapsed video. the depression is expected to get stronger, but where it is headed, well, nobody is really
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>> the forecast track for td nine is for it to become a tropical storm and then wednesday, thursday probably go somewhere into florida, but very low confidence on the track and the intensity of this. we're going to have to watch it very, very closely. >> the other tropical depression, the one that's heading up the atlantic coast, is expected to become a tropical storm later on today. and there's also extreme weather in the midwest including flooding in the cincinnati area. heavy rain closed roads and submerged cars, but no injuries were reported. th less than three hours breaking a 42-year-old record. now, thousands of people were without power last night, and a lightning strike on its antenna even knocked out our affiliate there in cincinnati off the air for a little while. and there were funnel clouds south of detroit yesterday and a tornado or two may have touched down, but the tornadoes were not confirmed by the national weather service. there were no injuries and the only damage reported to trees and crops. officials said the funnel clouds were very weak circulations.
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until election day now, and donald trump appears to be ready to set the record straight amid questions about his immigration policy. >> and he's doing so by announcing that a major speech on the issue will take place later on this week. it is "your voice, your vote." abc's adrienne bankert has the details live for us from washington, d.c. adrienne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good to see you, kendis and diane, as always. okay, so yesterday a day off for all of the candidates, but here's the deal. hillary clinton quietly fund-raising following some accusations about yet more e-mails while, as you mentioned, donald trump is reiterating his immigration policy saying that he's focusing on deporting criminals who are in the country illegally. after much speculation on whether republican presidential candidate donald trump was softening on immigration, trump tweeting on sunday, i will be making a major speech on illegal immigration on wednesday in the great state of arizona. big crowds, looking for a larger venue.
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the immigration plan will be fair. >> he put this issue at the center of this presidential campaign. you heard the word humanely again. >> reporter: this weekend a firm response. they still will build that wall. >> no amnesty, no citizenship, no more sanctuary cities. >> reporter: this weekend in iowa, trump inviting the family of sarah root, a young woman killed by a drunk driver in the country illegally who posted bail and disappeared. >> like mr. trump said, they let us down. they let him go. >> we will use immigration law to prevent crimes, and we will not wait until some innocent american has been harmed or killed. >> reporter: clinton spent sunday campaigning in the hamptons as another round of e-mails obtained by abc news revealed more questions about whether clinton foundation donors received preferential treatment and political favors while clinton was secretary of state.
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trump on sunday again challenging hillary clinton about her health, saying both candidates should release detailed medical history. kendis and diane. >> no response yet from the clinton camp about that. >> not yet. >> abc's adrienne bankert in washington, thank you. a bus driver is now facing criminal charges after a deadly crash in louisiana. two people died and 36 injured after the bus slammed into an existing crash scene hitting a fire truck and three other vehicles. state police now say the in the u.s. illegally and did not have a driver's license. a southwest airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine exploded. photos from passengers on the plane show a piece of one of the engines is just completely missing. the flight was headed from new orleans to orlando when it was diverted to pensacola. no one was hurt. experts say engine trouble like this is almost unheard of. officials in italy are promising to look into allegations of negligence and fraud in the wake of last week's
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now, authorities are questioning whether building codes were followed. several structures that had recently been reinforced to withstand earthquakes completely collapsed. and the mars astronauts, they're back on earth. whew. they actually never left. but the crew of six spent a year inside a dome in hawaii simulating a trip to mars. >> yesterday was the first time they actually left the dome without space suits. the goal was to help researchers understand how the isolation of humans, and just the trip to mars will take more than six months. all right, coming up, a major change for facebook. plus, two united airline pilots under arrest for allegedly being drunk on the job. now the company is taking action. and a brave officer's desperate struggle to get a man off the train tracks pulling him to safety with just seconds to spare. stick around for the rest of
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a new jersey transit cop is being called a hero understandly this morning after risking his own life to save a man who is lying on the train tracks. the man had been involved in some sort of disturbance and laid down on the t of that oncoming train. look how quickly and how close that was. officer victor ortiz struggled to pull the uncooperative man away but eventually dragged him to safety with just seconds to spare. in chicago, two brothers have been charged in the fatal shooting of nba star dwyane wade's cousin. nykea aldridge, a mother of four, was shot and killed as she was pushing her baby stroller. police say the bullets were intended for someone else. the police superintendent says the suspects were both felons on
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offenders. wade has talked about his cousin's death on twitter saying she died for no reason. police in upstate new york meanwhile are searching for a suspect after a college student was stabbed to death. investigators say the attack happened on the campus of the ivy league's cornell university when several late night fights broke out. the victim was identified as a 19-year-old business major from nearby ithaca college. apple is releasing its iphone 7 in about three weeks and a new survey indicates that apple may not be that far behind samsung. the survey by fluent says what the average buyer really wants isn't cutting edge tech but more storage, better battery life and a faster processor. the rumored waterproofing is considered a major plus but the loss of the headphone jack is a huge drawback. well, you may have noticed a change to facebook's trending topics feature. instead of story descriptions, users now either see a topic name or a hashtag. the latest changes come after
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trending topics feature silence conservative views. when we come back, what nfl quarterback colin kaepernick is saying about his refusal to stand during the national anthem. and brittany spears hits the stage on mtv's biggest night. some reviews not so kind. coming up on "look! famous people!" we catch flo, the progressive girl, at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?! woman: busted! [ laughter ] right afterwards we caught her riding shotgun with a mystery man. oh, yeah! [ indistinct shouting ] is this your chauffeur? what?! no, i was just showing him how easy it is to save with snapshot from progressive. you just plug it in and it gives you a rate based on your driving. does she have insurance for being boring? [ light laughter ]
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florida roads are likely to be wet. if you're flying, you can expect airport delays in houston and miami. two allegedly drunk united airline pilots are due in court today. >> the pilots were removed from the plane in glasgow, scotland, shortly before a scheduled takeoff for newark, new jersey and face up to two years in prison or a fine. passengers waited ten hours before the airline found replacement pilots. a united airlines spokesperson says the pilots have been suspended. san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick by sitting. >> he caused an uproar when he sat on the bench over the weekend as the national anthem was being played before a preseason game. now, kaepernick says his goal is to highlight injustice in the u.s. abc's ryan smith has more. >> reporter: quarterback colin kaepernick speaking out. >> here's my salute to you. >> reporter: under fire from fans and fellow players after his refusal to stand up for the national anthem doubling down overnight. >> i'll continue to sit. i'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being
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and i feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, i'll stand. >> reporter: the 49ers dual threat quarterback clarify iing sunday that refusing to honor the flag doesn't mean he's disrespecting the military. >> people are dying in vain because this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. >> reporter: but kaepernick says the vitriol he's now facing is worth it to make a point. >> i know i'm doing what's right. >> reporter: i'm ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> ryan will have more on that on "gma" later this morning. in connecticut a 911 dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave for her conduct during an emergency call. a chinese food delivery driver called 911 to report that another driver had been shot during an alleged robbery. the operator had difficulty understanding the driver because of his accent. the operator's agitation, though, increases over nearly
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>> 7-0? >> number 70. >> 70 is 7-0. that's what 70 is. seven and a zero. where are the people that did this? >> what are they looking like? >> where are they? what did he look like? what did -- >> well, city officials say the operator's behavior was unprofessional. the incident is being investigated. the delivery driver later died. four teens were arrested. and with the hot, dry summer some wild animals have had to turn to nontraditional sources of food, you could say. check out this black bear in new hampshire. little birdseed when you can have the entire bird feeder. now, confronted by the homeowner there, the bear eventually dropped the bird feeder but stuck around for a few seeds after all. well, tennis' final major tournament of the year, the u.s. open gets under way in queen, new york. >> as for our sunday highlight, let's go to espn.
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and i'm lisa kerney. he is kevin connors. we bring you baseball. we have a party atop the a.l. east. >> can you believe there are five weeks left in the regular season and that race is tightening up in the wild card, a lot of teams bunching up. and, man, oh, man, josh donaldson getting busy on sunday. not one, not two, but three home runs, 31st, 32nd and 33rd of the season for him, 3 for 4. first ever four rbi day and the blue jays win, 9-6. home runs on the rise this that's mark trumbo. most he ever had in a season is 34. hits his 40th on sunday. his league leading 40th home run. little league world series championship game, top six. now two on, two outs. new york up 2-1. ryan harlost getting a strikeout to end the game. harlost pitching a complete game. endwell, new york, winning the little legal world series championship game, 2-1.
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first time since 1964. awesome job there in williamsport. >> congratulations to them. the u.s. open tennis tournament starts later today. good morning, america. >> good morning to you guys. well, up next in "the pulse," mtv's biggest night of the year, they call it the vmas but really they should call it the bmas. >> the show's top moments and some rather interesting, shall we say, wardrobe choices. >> yeah. >> we have the details straight ahead. ight ahead. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that ntributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further joint damage, and clear skin in many adults. humira is the number #1 prescribed biologic for psoriatic arthritis. humira can lower your ability to fight infections,
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down the house with a standing ovation after her epic 16-minute "lemonade" performance. >> she nearly performed the whole album. britney spears also performed you could say on stage at the vmas for the first time in a decade but she didn't actually sing. she lip-synced drawing some mixed reviews from fans. one tweeting, if you're going to lip-sync, at least be believable. some said she was dressed like borat. >> then there was some eye-popping fashion on that note on the red carpet. >> yeah, beyonce stole the show here, as well hitting the red carpet with her daughter blue ivy as her date decked out as an angel winged ice queen in an almost sheer blue and metallic gown. >> now, nick cannon also looked angelic. he went with the all white look, baggy shorts, a sleeveless hoodie and a turbin. >> what's with the turbin. and "teen mom" star farrah abraham giving us a preview of her halloween costume early channeling wonder woman with a lot of cleavage. and some of the special guests
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gymnasts. four of the so-called final five were there, simone biles, laurie hernandez, aly raisman and madison kocian. gabby douglas was unable to attend. >> and biles got what she was hoping for, a selfie with kim kardashian on saturday. she had said that she was planning on meeting kardashian and also said she would be sending the reality star's daughter some leotards. >> gabby was under the weather. michael phelps revealed he was listening to "future" in that angry photo. >>te present an award.
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checking our top stories, terminals at l.a.x. were evacuated following reports of shots fired. those reports turned out to be a false alarm but it did take two hours before normal operations resumed. flight delays will now ripple across the country. donald trump set to deliver what he calls a major speech on illegal immigration in arizona. wednesday's address comes as he appears to be backing off promises to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. there are two weather systems getting stronger in the tropics. one is expected to head up into the gulf toward alabama. the other up the atlantic coast toward north carolina. looking at the rest of today's weather, cooler and windy in the west, thunderstorms in the central plains and heavy rain along the texas coast and hot and humid in the east. finally this morning, some real pride on display in a west virginia town devastated by deadly flooding back in june.
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>> we're talking about the richwood high band. back in action at their school's first football game of the season. their story, one of true resilience. >> i was up on the mountain. i watched the water come in, so very scary to watch, and i watched the football field slowly get covered up with water. >> when i first saw the devastation, i thought how are we going to regroup this, but you know, when i saw the vast number oop to help. >> richwood is just a little old town. we don't have a whole lot left here, but we do have a very big band, and we are very proud of our band. >> we were not going to sit down and let a flood devastate us. we jumped in. we got our stuff cleaned up. we worked. we found alternatives. we made things work. >> the band has honestly helped me keep a positive outlook on things.
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i was affected by losing our home and the damage so bad insurance didn't cover everything. we've lost so much but we're still moving on and we're still going on as everything is normal and that just goes to show you how strong we are. tonight i want the community to know that everything is going to be okay, that there is still hope and that hopefully when they see the band, they'll be just as excited as all of us are to be performing on friday night. >> over on the sidelines, and the drum major calls us, and we yell out. hearing all those people scream makes me smile and makes me feel really good. >> nothing is ever going to beat us. ? >> this band is more than just a band to many of the kids here. it's a family. it's everything. we're strong, we're richwood strong. >> one, two, three, four. >> sometimes it's in those times of devastation people come together and show just how strong they can really be. >> it's really making a difference for them in west
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and that's what's making news in america this morning. stay with us for "good morning america" and catch us at at plus, mill oning students are headed back to school and how the teachers are getting ready for the school >> first to weatherwatch 12 and we are tracking the foggy start to the morning. good morning, welcome to "12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> i'm melinda davenport. it is 4:30 on this monday, august 29th. >> we are talking about pea soup and the visibility is lower.

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