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telling how he fought off the gator. plus, cable for canines. the new channel being unleashed for man's best friend. good wednesday morning, everyone. today, a critical day in the george zimmerman trial, as the defense wraps this case up before the jury. >> tensions ran high in the courtroom late into the night, ending only when the judge walked out. abc's preeti arla has more on the angry words exchanged. >> reporter: a tense day in the courtroom, during the george zimmerman trial. a day that lasted well into the night and had plenty of fireworks. >> were you -- it's 10:00 at night. we started this morning. we've had full days every day. >> reporter: the hearing held without the jury present lasted so long, the lights went out at one point. the day ending with the judge walking out of the courtroom after 13 hours.
defense attorney don west shouted, saying the state could tell evidence. >> i would offer him the opportunity to apologize to me. >> reporter: another combative exchange between west and the judge over the admissibility of text messages trayvon martin sent friends, talking about fighting. the state says they have nothing to do with the case. the defense called it compelling evidence, as they try to prove zimmerman shot trayvon martin in self-defense. the defense wants to use an animation of the night trayvon martin died. it was created using zimmerman's account of what happened as long as witness statements. >> they use it for the movies. this is a murder trial. >> reporter: one legal analyst says the trial seems ready to wrap up. >> they want to be out of here. >> reporter: zimmerman's defense team says they plan on resting their case at some point today. preeti arla, abc news, washington. also this morning, we're learning new details about what the pilots of asiana flight 214
realized a few seconds before impact. >> brandi hitt joins us live from san francisco with the latest on that doomed landing. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. we learned during the violent crash, two of the flight attendants were actually thrown from the plane. and the pilot interviews are revealing a lot more about what went wrong. seconds before asiana flight 214 crashed, the ntsb says one of the pilots thought the au autothrottles were on. but then realized the plane was coming in too low. >> he recognized that the autothrottles were not maintaining speed. and he established a go around attitude. >> reporter: that's when the tail slammed seawall and the plane spun out of control, a full 360 degrees. >> two of the flight attendants in the rear of the aircraft were ejected from the aircraft during the impact sequence. >> reporter: both miraculously survived. but the violent crash whipped
passengers back and forth, causing several serious spinal and internal injuries. survivors say they were lucky to escape. >> oh, my god. maybe we're going to die right now. it felt like maybe it would roll. >> reporter: swarmed by reporters, the ceo of asiana wouldn't answer questions about his crew or the investigation. the pilot training on this flight, lee gang guk, was experiencing his first landing on a boeing 777. the pilot training him, had 3,000 hours logged on the aircraft. >> this was the first time that he and the flying pilot that he was instructing, had flown together. >> reporter: we learned none of the crew was tested for alcohol or drugs. the ntsb says that kind of testing is up to the foreign country where the carrier is based, john and diana? >> now, brandi, even though the crash happened on u.s. soil, the u.s. can't test drugs or alcohol on the pilots?
>> reporter: no, diana. this was a u.s. carrier, it would happen in a heartbeat. we've seen that happen with other crashes. they've gone through that kind of testing. but the u.s., they have no oversight when it comes to foreign carriers. and it's up to the foreign countries to actually oversee the pilots, their unions and the licensing they go through. so, that testing will never be done. >> brandi hitt in san francisco. thank you. for the first time, the boston marathon bombing suspect will come face-to-face with survivors of the blast and family members of those killed. security will be extremely tight this morning as dzhokhar tsaranev appears in court to hear the charges against him. the mother of two men who were severely injured says she wants to stare down what she calls the face of evil. texas is one step closer to enacting strict, new limits on abortions. the texas house takes a vote on the issue later today. the measure will then go to the senate, where the republican majority is expected to approve the bill. the last attempt to get that bill through was derailed because of a filibuster by democrat wendy davis.
is a return to politics in sarah palin's future? the former candidate and governor of alaska says she may run for u.s. senate next year. palin says she'll wait to see who else is running before making up her mind. the candidate palin endorsed in 2010, joe miller, said he will run again next year. investigators looking into the fiery train disaster in canada are now considering criminal negligence as a possible cause. and they're trying to determine if the brakes were tampered with before that unmanned freight train broke loose, sped down the hill and burst into flames. two victims were burned beyond recognition. that brings the death toll to 15. 35 others still unaccounted for. thousands of firefighters around the country joined the people of prescott, arizona, to say farewell for the 19 hot shots that were killed during fighting the spire. the lone survivor of that fire, recited the hot shots prayer.
>> i should answer death's call. to bless my hot shot crew, my family, one and all. thank you. and i miss my brothers. >> vice president biden also spoke at the service, repeating an old saying. all men are created equal. and then a few became firefighters. the caribbean is bracing for the arrival of chantal, which is threatening to become a full-blown hurricane. >> the storm packing 60-mile-per-hour winds as it churns over the waters south of puerto rico. it's headed towards haiti and the dominican republic and could be there this afternoon. the next stop would be the bahamas sometime tomorrow. in the u.s., there's lots of wet weather on the east coast and west of oklahoma. and from the southwest, north to montana. you can expect hot and humid conditions with varying degrees of thunderstorms and rain showers along with some flooding. >> temperatures are mostly in the high 80s and 90s. but stiflely triple-digits around phoenix and dallas.
the cool spots, the northwest along the california coast. a new list of the most stolen vehicles is out, with something different topping the list this time. and the teenager findingng himself in the jaws of a huge alligator. we're going to explain how he fought the reptile off. forget calling the cops. calling your mom. a burglary victim takes a different approach to fighting crime, after discovering a teenager had broken into her car. we have that story coming up.
the nasdaq and s&p 500 are also closing in on record highs. all of this is due to a positive start to earning season. and the hiring season for teens this summer got off to its best start in seven years. that was in may. since then, employers have dialed it back just a bit, hiring 2% fewer teens than last year around this time. irs employees got more bad news yesterday. they likely won't be getting bonuses this year. $70 million in bonuses was going to be awarded in stept. the irs chief says his plan to end bonuses is a cost-cutting move. auto theives have a new favorite. the fort f-250 pickup. the truck is the most stolen vehicle, replacing the escalade, which held that spot for six years. and the dog days of summer will have an entire new meaning this year. dog tv, the first network just for dogs launches in the u.s. on directv august 1st. the programming has sound and movement that keeps the dogs'
attention. and is color corrected to suit the dogs' eyesight. fido watch tv, just $4.99 a month. >> i would like to see if dogs are watching that and see if they're extra into it because they're dogs. >> $4.99 a month. for your dog to have some tv. >> still think he would like to play frisbee in the backyard better than that. >> we don't know if he'll enjoy it, right? it's not been tested. we don't know. >> we'll get to the bottom of that. another potential disaster to talk about. this is in the gulf of mexico. what's leaking now. and we'll tell you about the efforts to stop it. and the prank that has millions talking. the practical joke by a man that millions talking. the practical joke by a man that terrified his girlfriend. to tntrum silver multivitamin every day. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? and now today, i see this in the news. once again, centrum silver was chosen by researchers for another landmark study. this time looking at eye health. my doctor!
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memphis, denver, detroit and atlanta. back to the news, now. new details in the murder case against former new england patriots player, aaron hernandez. >> for the first time, hernandez has been linked directly to the murder. shawn kelley has the latest. >> reporter: former new england patriot aaron hernandez, admitted to shooting football player odin lloyd, according to court documents. one of the men with hernandez cooperated with police. massachusetts detectives say carlos ortiz told them hernandez, lloyd and a third suspect, ernest wallace, stopped their rental start in a north attleboro industrial park to urinate. ortiz stayed in the car. heard gunshots. then, the car sped off without lloyd. his body was found in the same place, shot five times. ortiz also told detectives, wallace said hernandez admitted to pulling the trigger. wallace is currently charged as an accessory.
the revelation of a key witness statement comes as prosecutors release details they say link hernandez to an excuse-style killing. defense attorneys call it circumstantial. but detectives have surveillance images of hernandez walking with a handgun at his house the night of the murder. and video from multiple surveillance cameras of hernandez driving the nissan ultima, that left tire tracks at the crime scene. the first night of the investigation, state troopers said hernandez became argumentative. and asked what's with all of the questions and slammed the door in their faces. hernandez never bothered to ask who's. during a taped interview, the suspect ortiz told them he believed hernandez was mad at lloyd because of people he was hanging around at a club. he thought those problems had been put to rest with a simple hand shake, a short time before lloyd was killed. in north attleboro, massachusetts, i'm sean kelly. crews are rushing to plug a natural gas leak by later today.
the leak is from an old nonproducing well at an oil and gas platform about 75 miles off of the louisiana coast. a spokesman for the company says all of the gas and oil is expected to evaporate. also right now, thousands of california prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest against the isolation units at pelican bay state prison, where inmates are sometimes held for decades. the protest began when talks aimed at getting prison officials to ease up a little broke down. a lawsuit filed in federal court by ten pelican bay inmates claiming that living conditions are cruel and unusual, are pending. a florida teenager at an all-too close encounter with an alligator and lived to tell about it. 17-year-old andrew hudson, was hanging out at a swimming hole in florida. he thought he kicked a log. it was no log. before he knew it, an alligator was chomping down on his head. hudson put up a big fight. >> he came up behind me and clamped. when he took me under, i felt him right here, like the soft part of his belly.
and i started swinging. and he let go. >> as you see, hudson's doing fine, despite a head full of stitches and staples. he believes he did catch the culprit. this was a 12-foot alligator caught last night. a seattle crime victim managed to solve her own case and made sure thor. paid a bigger price than he would have in the hands of law enforcement. it's when she noticed items were missing from inside of her car. she noticed an unfamiliar cell phone that had been left behind. when she figured out belonged to the thief. instead of calling police, she called his mom. >> i said, this is very uncomfortable phone call to make. i have your son's phone. and i'm missing some things out of my car. and i think they might be two related items. and she was devastated. >> so, the busted 19-year-old admitted that he and his friends got drunk and went on a stealing spree. but they proposed they go door-to-door, apologize and return what they had stolen.
humiliating, but that's what they did. hopefully, this is a lesson learned and they don't do it again. >> well-handled. time, now, for sports. the chicago white sox has an extraordinary 23 hits last night. and most throughout the best pitchers in the game. >> here's our friends at espn with all of the highlights. >> welcome to our "sportscenter" studios in los angeles. along with stuart scott, i'm stan verrett. something we haven't seen much in major league baseball on tuesday. justin verlander, getting rocked. tigers taking on the white sox. and alex rios, did a lot of the damage against verlander. base hit in the top of the first. second at-bat. that will be good for a triple. top of the fifth, rios back at the plate again. bloop single leaves him three for three. top of the eighth, rios. base hit. first hitter with four hits against justin verlander in a game. later in the eighth, with two
on, rios driving in a run. that made it five for five. so, he basically had batting practice. >> pretty much. bottom eight. tigers 8-1. cabrera's 29th. most ever by a tiger been the all-star break. but rios was spectacular. this is off evan reed. rios, six for six. first white sox player to do that since lance johnson, september 23rd, 1995. ties the american league record. white sox with 23 hits. that's all from here. back to you. all right. up next, "the pulse." "the view" changing after a surprise announcement from one of the hoetss. and president obama crashes a kids' party. coming face-to-face with a pint-sized press corps. k9 advantix ii not only kills fleas and ticks,
topping your wednesday "pulse," one of the women of "the view" will be waking up a whole lot earlier. >> today is elisabeth hasselbeck's last day on "the view" on abc. she will move to the fox news channel. barbara walters wished her well, saying they've had ten wonderful years with her. and she will be now swimming in new waters. >> now 36, joined "the view" after gaining fame on the reality show," survivor." kids who wanted to lunch with michelle obama got a surprise. they were at the white house. 54 children. they submitted winning recipes for healthy foods. >> and then, the president stopped by to say hello. and there's a picture that's burning up on twitter this morning. there he is. the president, face-to-face with budding journalists. one little guy, you see him right there, even sporting we're going to say 1930s, 1940s
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and parts of the southwest. and from montana, to arizona. it will be cooler in the western half. a follow-up, now. we showed you video of an elaborate proposal at the rose bowl yesterday. and now, we're hearing from the clever man and his bride-to-be. >> amy powell from our los angeles station talks to the couple about how the special question was all planned out. >> reporter: jennifer clark thought she was just taking a sightseeing flight over los angeles, with her boyfriend, david. but when the helicopter flew over the rose bowl, she was stunned to see her name in big letters, along with a proposal. >> i saw my name. and i blacked out. i looked at him. i was like, what are you doing? what are you doing? and he got down on one knee and put the ring on my finger. and i think i was shaking so much. and just in awe of the fact he had done that. it was incredible. >> i'm someone that tries to do things big. >> reporter: david has been taking flying lessons in small planes and came up with his
sky-high idea during a flight. he and jennifer are both football fans. >> i thought, what would be the most significant place to do it at? and i figured, the rose bowl, so historic. and so well-known. >> reporter: david spent a couple of months planning and working out the details of his surprise proposal with the rose bowl. problem is, on the day of the flight, his plane was grounded because of fog. >> we're not going to be able to do that today. we had guys setting up the field since 9:00 this morning. >> reporter: finally, he found a helicopter pilot to take them up. and jennifer has the ring he designed on her finger. >> we got to sit across from each other. and it gave me the opportunity to actually see her face the whole time. >> raight. i could never have imagined that in a million years. and all our friends, the men are like, you ruined it for all of us. how are we supposed to do it now? >> reporter: the wedding is set for next summer. this is amy powell, reporting for abc news. >> oh. >> it's hard to top that one.
>> yeah. i mean, you see them all the time. the jumbotron, at the actual stadium. but you never see them over the stadium like that. >> you can't go wrong with the classic. down on one knee. a romantic setting. you can't go wrong. am i right? >> you're right. >> i got something right p the that's a good thing. marriage ... >> straight ahead, the man behind a controversial gun rights video is now the subject of a police search that wrapped up overnight in herndon. >> the defense takes up george zimmerman's defense again after last night's proceedings in fireworks. "good morning, washington," it's wednesday, july 10th, and i