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sharks attacking swimmers at an alarming rate. >> i wouldn't go out there. not now. >> some even calling for beach closures but north carolina's governor instead warning beachgoers. >> use your common sense and listen to what the lifeguards and other local authorities are saying. >> a few beaches dispatching park rangers to warn swimmers to stay close to shore. all this after two attacks. >> i felt just a ping of pain in my leg and i looked back and saw the shark swimming away. >> nine attacks in three weeks along the carolina coast. seven in north carolina alone. but why so many here? shark experts say this year could be a perfect storm. a coastal drought means saltier water. factor in 80 degrees water, a mix sharks love. add in a surge in fish and sea turtle. >> we have lots of people in the water, lots of sharks lots of food and that's a bad mix. >> it seems there's no escaping
sharks this summer. this fisherman off florida capsized after he accidentally hooks a shark. then makes a quickest cape back to his boat. the coast here continues to fill up ahead of fourth of july weekend. and as of right now, these carolina beaches will remain open. phillip mena abc news ocracoke north carolina foo thanks so much. the national weather service says there were two tornadoes near kansas city missouri on wednesday. the larger of those two made a direct hit on a mall. repairs could take up to three weeks. a tent where fireworks were being sold was blown down and put back up yesterday morning. quickly got back to business. that tornado was on the ground for about a mile and narrowly missed a residential neighborhood. >> damaging winds and hail in texas and oklahoma from a storm system that's stu in the region. downpours from the mississippi river valley to the carolinas, showers in the northern great lakes and more record heat in
the pacific northwest. >> 90s in portland and seattle and everybody dallas to miami, 80s in denver. minneapolis and atlanta. 70s in los angeles, detroit and chicago. >> well, "saved by the bell" star screech, i mean dustin diamond is not going to jail at least for now. the actor who played screech on the '90s sit-com was involved in a fight at a wisconsin bar and was supposed to serve a four month sentence for carrying a con vealed weapon but the judge is allowing him to remain free while he appeals. >> more star crime news. shawn diddy combs will not face charges. he was arrested last month and accused of assault at the school where his son plays football. l.a. county prosecutors turned the case over to the city attorney who could consider lesser misdemeanor charges. he insisted he was defending himself and his son and thankful the charges were rejected. >> nascar is asking fans not to
flight con fad rat flag at its races. the organization says it creates a more welcoming all inclusive environment. this sunday's race is nascar's first in the south since the charleston church attack that left nine people dead. fans can trade in any flag they want for an american flag. >> dustin brown is the toast of the tennis world there morning, he is ranked 102nd in the world and he was a big-time underdog in a second round match against rafael nadal. his unorthodox style was enough to earn him a four-set victory over the former world number one. brown is known on the tour for driving a vw camper around europe going from tournament to tournament. of his match against nadal, he said i had nothing to lose. how about that? >> i love that. >> love those dreds, right? >> yeah. we've done plenty stories about the movie "frozen." before we go further, let's get it out of the way.
first production of our disney company. we always have to say that. >> frozen's main character is he will sa, of course. she sings in the movie's big hit ♪ let it go let it go ♪ >> well, likely on account of the movie's popularity the name he will an sa is back among the most popular names for girls in the u.s. >> not anna huh? there are more than 1,000 he will sas born last year making it the 286th girls name. it hasn't cracked the top 500 since 1970. >> they asked about anna. it rose only one spot on the most popular list. >> okay. >> all right. coming up the reviews for two big movies including magic mik"magic mike xxl" xxl". >> also ahead the real life little house that got big-time attention in the movie "up." what could be the final chapter
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♪ >> come on boys. i send you a postcard from paradise falls. >> does he remind you of war buffett. >> he does. he's ed asner. produced by our parent company disney. this is the moment that house lifts up defiant in those wishing to demolish it. >> but the house that inspired the story is in real jeopardy of being torn down. >> it's sad. unlike the movie the whole floating away with balloons thing isn't in the cards.
alisa jaffe has the story. >> it's definitely a landmark. it's definitely a really cool one of the many really cool things. >> the future of the tiny up house is up in the air again. popped blans fill the chain fence around the bungalow. but edith refused to sell to developers before she died. >> you can tell there's a story and i think every story deserves its place. she fought so hard to keep her moem. >> she wanted to live out her last days in the little house now overshadowed by growth and reportedly rejected a million dollar offer to sell to developers. a move that inspired a movie. >> we love driving past. it makes everyone happy. >> last april the property went on the auction block but the highest bidders for the home have just backed out. the mother and daughter had planned to open a coffee and pie shop called edith pie but the building's age and condition made it too expensive for them to fix and bring up to code.
other buyers encountered the same conundrum. >> i wouldn't want to see a big business take over the property. >> the seller just concluded that the best option is to donate the house to a non-profit and then sell the land. the broker is taking proposals for another month. and if they can't find somebody who can move the little house with the big reputation within the next 90 days it could be demolished. >> i think it's really important that it remains. >> in ballard, alisa jaffe, qom o 4 news. >> we've got to save the house. >> you can buy it. you want to buy it. >> i'm not sure i have the dinero. >> she wanted to save it but doesn't want to buy it. >> get a bunch of abc news folks to pitch in. >> no, we want you to buy it. so there. >> all right. all right. well coming up who does a better job loading the dishwasher? you or your spouse. >> me. wait this is atease. it's a messy household
is a right way. sorry. >> he's passionate about it has an opinion. so how should you do the dishes? if you want to prove your you're right, get ready for a fight. ginger zee has more. >> it's the heavy duty debate an soaking couples, how to load one of your home's most used appliances. the dishwasher. >> i definitely have to rearrange things when is he does it. >> it's double the work. >> mother of two stephanie says it's a sudsy issue she and her husband patrick face every night. >> i do the dishes better. >> they're not alone. a study found the dish wash ser a battleground for more than 40% of americans fighting over things like whether to point the knives up or down prerinse versus nos prerinse. >> half the water, half the energy. >> where to place delicate items like glass and plastic. >> likthat? >> no. >> is loading utensils into a
dishwasher becoming a knife through the heart of your marriage. >> appliance bosch capitalizing. in the film ""rachel getting married,"" it was all about speed. and to come perfectly clean. >> ridiculous. >> when it comes to the dishes my husband ben and i are far from a matching set. >> boom look at that. color coordinated and everything. >> no matter how you stack them this may be the cleanest mess ever to hit the kitchen. >> this is the best dishwasher. he's the one that keeps this place together. >> i'm like mr. clean without the gorgeous pectoral muscles. >> that is so kind about it. how about that? >> that was a good one. >> here's something i didn't know. you don't have to prerinse your dishes. i always did that. but arnl apparently. >> you've got to prerinse or the dier smells. >> they're all hi-tech. the dish washers can detect little stains and then it's clean. >> prerinse rinse it in the
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okay. time now for insomniac kitchen and two very different movies hitting box offices this weekend. >> a documentary about the life of the british soul singer amy winehouse often described as a once in a generation musical talent she had an incredible rise to fame loved by critics and fans all over the world. her music made her a star but her chaotic life stole headlines. the film is an intimate look at her life incorporating never before seen home footage. >> i know i felt funny sometimes and i was different. >> musician thing. that's why i write music. >> i'm not like some messed up person. there's a lot of people that
suffer with depression that doesn't have outlets. >> the reviews for "amy" have been overwhelmingly positive. jim faucher writes the result may be depressing but the performance footage balances with a rousing evidence of winehouse's eternal talent. steve of the rap calls it heart breaking and wrenching if not always satisfying >> next up magic mik"magic mike xxl" the squeal picking up where the story left off. channing tatum living life after retiring from the male stripper game he finds a remaining kings of tampa ready to give up, as well but they band together for one last blowout performance and have fun along the way. >> what are you? you're not a fireman. >> male entertainer. >> oh yeah. what are we? >> hey, hey, hold that up. hold that up. >> look it's showtime. are you guy ready? all right, come on, let's do this.
>> ready? one, two, three. >> i love jada. reviews have been mixed. ann of the "washington post" writes what do women want is a question ta confounded freud. magic mike xxl hasn't got a clue either. andrew o'hare of salon.com says this isn't a perfect movie but it might be the perfect of summer movie for 2015. >> you going to go see it. >> no. >> why not? >> it's not my thing. >> it gets the kings of tampa back together. >> i'm back. i would go see it now. >> get with the program. >> my hometown tampa. news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at wmn fans.com.
this morning on "world news now," tense nation. anxiety over terror warnings. and fears of an attack. the tremendous police response to scares as america gets ready to celebrate the fourth of july. air scare. airlines taking no chances due to heightened security. the drastic action for a flight headed to washington. >> we've got a significant threat environment right now. we've got to continue to take an protecting our transportation security very seriously. >> an ordeal tore passengers and what travellers can expect this weekend. >> colliding balloons a mishap involving a pig shaped hot air blan and another one shaped like a cowboy. how a pilot saved the day. >> "f" is for farewell. a veteran actress saying good-bye to all of her friends on sesame street.
it's friday, july 3rd. captions paid for by abc, inc. >> from abc news this is "world news now." >> hey, look who's here on this fourth fourth fourth of july. >> that song again. >> i love it. you know i love that. of course, we're going to not hesitate to show you what we're talking about, that clip again. welcome, ryan. >> i'm ryan smith in for t.j. holmes on assignment. >> we love having you here. welcome. >> great to be back thanks especially on this historic day. they gave me a flag which is big, you know. it's good. >> we spared no expense when you're on. >> thank you. >> and without your goatee you if he looks different, that's why, folks. >> i'm very smooth. >> it looks very look. >> i'm going to keep it for a while. we'll see. i tried this once on twitter. i asked people to weigh in should i cut off my goatee and everyone screamed no. so hope this goes well. >> a lot of people making plans for this fourth of july but a lot of warnings.
i mean can't remember the last time people in washington the fbi folks and cia speaking about how concerned they are about this weekend. we're going to begin this holiday weekend talking about that, in fact. law enforcement saying it's really anything but a holiday. >> experts are worried about the possibility of a terror attack. it has them on edge. pierre thomas has the story. >> reporter: a massive police response at the washington navy yard the site of a tragic mass murder in 2013. s.w.a.t. teams, tactical units and choppers swarming the scene. ambulances at the ready for potential wounded. it turned out be a false alarm, a 911 caller mistaking construction noise for a gunshot. . but the instant reaction showing law enforcement is on a hair trigger as we approach the independence day celebration. >> we're aware of what's the you know the discussion and chatter is around the fourth of july events. >> it's not just here. the u.s. air base in england
canceling july 4th celebrations an mid reports of worrisome social media chatter reveals specific events and locations. sft threat from the isis greater than of. this year alone 40 people arrested in the u.s. seven. just the last two weeks. the thread alert high all over the country. in new york city the command center up and running. units patrolling the streets, water and skies. police departments in l.a. philadelphia, bostonen an atlanta fully deployed. on the washington mall, they're preparing for all contingencies. >> isis is radicalizing people that live in the united states of america. our nation is under threat. our law enforcement, our military are under threat. >> in less than 48 hours this mall will be teeming with tens of thousands of people. they'll be met by an army of police. seen and unseen. pierre thomas abc news washington. >> a top fund-raiser and recruiter for isis is dead.
one of its drones killed the senior isis leader two weeks ago. the pentagon says the 33-year-old tunisian's death will hurt the basement isis to move foreign fighters in and out of the reason. his death occurred just a day after his brother was killed in iraq. there's word in morning of another top terrorist killed from al qaeda. "the new york times" reports the plan plotted many assassinations and terrorist attacks including the one on the u.s. embassy in tunis. a senior u.s. officials tells the times he was killed in an american air strike in libya argumenting another al qaeda leader. >> what might have been an early start to the weekend turned into a long delay for passengers on a united express flight their plane was forced to make an emergency landing because a woman on board was making bomb threats. david querly has details. >> passengers on the tarmac their plane in an isolated area as the bomb squad responds and bags are pulled.
a passenger claimed to have a bomb on the united express flight from st. louis to washington, d.c. it was diverted to columbus. the passengers put on buses, the bags checked. that passenger who made the threat was questioned and hen released. in this holiday weekend with the worry of an attack passengers are seeing the security presence. >> there seem to be a lot more canine units out and a lot more people on the ground. >> a government official says there may be more random screenings and patdowns in security lines and plenty of additional security efforts behind the scenes. >> we've got the significant threat environment right now. and we've got to continue to take protecting our aviation very seriously. >> one security official tells me there are no specific threats but they are "leaning forward with additional security measures throughout the holiday weekend." david querly reagan washington airport. >> smoke has finally stopped rising after that train
derailment in eastern tennessee. it was hauling toxic chemicals from ohio to georgia when it jumped the tracks. a car burst into flames sending fumes into the air. 5,000 people had to be evacuated in the middle of the night and more than 50 of them were sent to the hospital. >> i just wanted to get my kids out. that's it. i was worried about them. i don't want them to get sig or anything. scary. >> scared indeed. those residents spent a second night away from home. the chemical is highly flammable and its fumes could contain cyanide. most of the people were treated for respiratory problems. >> there's finally a record breaking settlement in the gulf oil spill fik years ago. bp will pay $18.7 billion to cover all claims from the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. florida is one of five states involved and been receive more than any state more than $3 billion starting early next year. >> a little more than five years
ago, our state and our entire gulf region woke up to a story that are shocked our nation. >> the deal also wouldive clue the federal government and more than 400 local governments along the coast. it still needs a federal judge's approval. >> greece's future in the eu hangs on this weekend's national vote. greeks are taking to the streets both for and against continued membership. the banks are closed for a fifth day ahead of the vote whether to accept austerity debt measures. greece missed a payment this week. the greek financial crisis all but ruined a couple's honeymoon. their three-week trip across the u.s. ended in new york city and suddenly their credit and debit cards were declined. they had to spend their last dinner at mcdonned's before members of two greek orthodox churches came to the rescue with emergency cash. they fly back to greece today
foo lucky for them. a volcano in western indonearby yab is rumbling. the mountain unleashed a huge avalanche of ash yesterday sending giant clouds of gas nearly a mile into the air. the ash fell on villages as far as 15 miles away. a fire that destroyed a prominent black church in south carolina is officially being blamed on a lightning strike. investigators found no evidence of criminal intent at mt. zion ame in greenlyville. many suspected it was a hate crime because the church was burned down by the kkk 20 years an ago and the seventh to go up in flames since the charleston massacre. >> the severe weather rolling across the country. a strip maul took a direct hit from a tornado on wednesday night. the tent where fireworks were being sold that was blown down is back open for business.
rob marciano has more. >> the middle of the country hit hard by damaging storms. >> if it ain't called a tornado, i don't know what is. >> tornado confirmed in unite. >> look at that. >> three confirmed in missouri. >> that's getting right near too touch down. >> terrifying moments just outside kansas city. >> check that out. it just took the whole business in front of us. >> on the other side of the state, it was heavy rain. a woman dying in jefferson county when her car was swept off the road in floodwaters. these residents near st. louis had to be rescued from their homes as the water rose. near nashville, tennessee this out of control car crushed by a tanker truck. driver and his two children surviving. look at this light show in central california hundreds of lightning strikes around fresno. still so dry officials in bass lake are replacing fireworks with lasers this fourth of july weekend. there will be some spotty rain out west but the bulk of the heavy rain across the mid south
and tennessee river valley through the holiday. rob marciano abc news new york. >> the hot air balloons that will be back in the air today at a festival in utah. organizers hoping to avoid another situation like this. a pig balloon struck another basket. that hipped a whole in the pig balloon which rapidly descended to the ground. in order to maintain as much hot air pressure as possibleable. >> first thing i heard was a big bang. and i looked up and his whole basket was dangling down inside of my balloon. >> look at that. . he suffered minor burns on his face. he said in a statement "what saved my bacon was the head of the pig held a lot of hot air and helped the balloon descend at a safer rate. >> that's not a good shot of. >> you saved his bacon.
mm. makes me hungry. l.a. is the home of hollywood and that will always attract a unique type of person. let's just say there are more unique people than unusual in l.a. right now. >> more than 100,000 expected to attend this year's and i may expose. >> my nieces love it. they dress up just like this. the get together at the l.a. convention center is in its 24th year. it's fun weird, over the top and huge business. organizers say its economic impact should be about $60 million. >> that is incredible. >> right? >> all right. coming up in the mix," two friends sending each other the aim birth kay card for decades. >> she's been a fixture on sesame street for generations and now teaching big bird and everyone else a lesson been retirement into but first, she reported the news on cnn for years and now she and her husband are in the middle of a real live crime story. >> you can always find us on
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pass her underneath the train. thankfully, she only had minor injuries but a scary situation indeed. >> very scary. >> now, police in albuquerque, mu in ex-coare investigating a shooting incident that left one man dead. >> the lus of a former cnn anchor is covering from the wounds he suffered in the shoot-out. >> today the clinton administration. >> for years she was a familiar face on cnn but former news anchor lynn russell says she was nearly killed in a wild robbery attempt and shoot-out. >> at the motel 6 possible shooting. caller stated her husband has been shot. >> russell was on a cross-country road trip with her husband chuck d care row. >> i am very, very grateful to my husband. he saved my life. >> she says they stop for the night in this motel in albuquerque when a strange man approached her in the parking lot. >> he gave me a good shove and i
was airborne into the room. and he closed the door behind us. >> she says the man demanded money. what he didn't know both russell and her husband have concealed weapons permits and were armed. >> he turned around and began firing on chuck. and chuck returned fire. >> the alleged robber was killed. russell's husband check was shot three times but survived. police are still investigating. >> thanks to him, we'll have a one-year anniversary this week. >> neal karlinksky abc news seattle. >> she says she tried to calm him down. >> yeah. this was a scary situation. guy was apparently claiming that his girlfriend had been kidnapped and he needed money or valuables. she even tried to give him medication. he wouldn't take it. what a bizarre situation. but when you look at this based on what they're saying happened in a way thank goodness they were able to defend themselves. sounds like their lives were on the line. hopefully he recovers. >> we're glad they're all okay.
coming up in our next half hour a super apology from one of america's top health food supermarkets. the ceo of whole foods admitting they did overcharge but is it a little too late. >> after four decades of hanging with the gang on sesame street maria is retire. how she helped generations of children learn about more than just their abcs. you're watching abc "world news now.." >>
away ♪ >> well, if you were able to hang out with big bird el mo just makes me smile hearing that. just imagine, you're able to hang out with big bird el mo grover and the cookie monster, it would be tough to retire. >> you're totally right. after decades of doing just that sesame street's maria is moving out and leaving quite a legacy behind. here's abc's david wright. ♪ ♪ sunny day ♪ >> he this story brought to you by the letter g for gracias. >> once upon a time. >> for all the stories and the songs ♪ >> and those vocabulary words, too. the spanish word for happy feliz did, maria is moving on now, retiring after 44 years on sesame street. she joined the cast in 1971 age 22. the first latina with a major role on national television. >> hello there. >> a gentle grown-up for
generations of kids. >> just hold your knee up and i'll kiss it. >> through tough times. >> big bird don't you remember we told you mr. hooper died. >> and good times. ♪ when she married her beloved luis on the show el mo was ring bearer. >> don't drop the rings. >> maria as essential to the cast as cookie monster, big bird and the count. >> grover you forgot something. >> without her, sunny days won't quite be the same. david wright abc news new york. >> oh, man, i had the biggest crush on her when i was a kid. >> she is amazing. have you ever been down at the set? >> no, have you? >> yes. let me tell you, it is an incredible operation. >> oh wait. we have found her replacement. it's reena ninan. >> no one can replace maria. those shoes are too big to fill.
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oh boy. >> welcome back. it's time for "the mix." the fourth of july mix. >> yes. >> birthday cards, people send cards to each other and they end up going in the trash. here's a great way. a father and uncle for 40 years sent the same birthday card back and four. this is the age of ecology, a peanuts birthday card. you see on the right side the date they sent it, jeff to ron, ron to jeff back and forth. they wrote the date next to it. recycle this ca rd to a friend. that's what they did. >> look how much money you would save over the years. >> you're right. >> i bet when this he first bought the card it was like five seconds. i'm sorry, five cents. take a look at this. shaquille o'neal famous for missing free throws at a golf tournament takes a free-throw shot with a golf ball into a
small cup and oh! nails it. >> nicely done. >> look at the form. shaq where was that form all these years on the court, buddy. >> ouch. >> oh my gosh. hayes perfect form on his free throw. legs and knee bent. takes it. almost square senator polka. >> from high atop tom's restaurant in coney island brooklyn usa. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ i'm trying to work here. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every anchor guy and gal do the world -- hey, i'm trying to sing here ♪
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this morning on "world news now," toxic train. the derailment, chemical fire and dangerous fumes over a huge area. the rude awakenings, injuries and evacuations. >> on alert. police across the country and overseas. the terror warnings for the holiday weekend put law enforcement on edge. >> retail reaction. the supermarket accused of overcharging customers. the store responds and makes a promise. >> and getting her money. rihanna's new music video burns up the internet. there's not much we can show you of it. her recording industry milestone in "the skinny""thon friday, july 3rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now". >> hey, everybody, good morning on this friday. welcome to ryan smith. >> welcome to ryan smith. that's the show now? that's fantastic. >> it's the ryan smith show now.
>> all right. i love it. >> also called "world news now" when you're not here. >> t.j. holmes is on assignment. great to be here today. great to be with you on this pre-fourth of july day. but let's start with something serious though taking a turn here. we begin with the fiery accident in tennessee. toxic chemicals and fumes keeping thousands of people from their homes for now a second night. >> the car that derailed and upted in flames was carrying 24,000 gallons of a highly flammable and poisonous material. and this morning, officials are still monitoring the air quality. here's more from abc's alex perez. >> that dark cloud of toxic fumes hovering over parts of eastern tennessee, the fire from that freight train accident still smoldering. >> i can see it down the tracks burning. put my gear on and start that way. >> don't get too close. >> the fumes forcing 5,000 residents to evacuate. >> it sounds to me like we need to upgrade our evacuation.
station check that and see if we need to go further. >> authorities going door to door waking people up to get them to safety. >> this is kind of frightening for a lot of people. >> we walked outside and we could see the smoke coming from the train in the air. it was still smoky. >> from the parking lot. >> it was just before midnight, the freight train traveling in ohio to georgia when a single car derailed and caught fire the derailment puncturing one of 27 cars carrying hazardous tiers releasing acrylonitrile fumes the chemical used to make plastics and considered a possible carcinogen by the epa. if inhaled it can cause headaches, dizziness and a rapid heart beat. authorities establishing a two-mile evacuation zone. >> the boundary is for a reason to make sure people stay safe. >> 45 people rushed to the hospital many for respiratory issues. ten first responders among those treated.
the local high school now an emergency center for displaced residents. crews handing out cases of bottled water, authorities warning those here not to drink well water for fear of contamination. and luckily, authorities say there are no serious injuries to report here. officials say it could be 24 to 48 hours before the area is deemed safe, those barricades come dn, and residents are allowed back home. alex perez, abc news, maryville tennessee. >> the usa on high alert as we move into the big holiday weekend. officials are worried about a terrorist attack as we celebrate america's freedom. how on edge are police? it's been shown by the reports of a possible shooting at the washington navy yard. that was just two miles from the capitol building. officials aren't taking any chances. it might be a "lone attack." >> what isil is doing is radicalizing people that live in the united states of america. our nation is under threat. our law enforcement, our military are under threat. >> that incident turned out to be a false alarm this time, but
the threat from the isis is greater than ever this year. police departments around the country are fully deployed this weekend. >> a fire that destroyed a prominent black church in south carolina is officially blamed on weather likely a lightning strike. investigators say they found no evidence of criminal intent following the blaze at mt. zion ame in greenlyville. many suspected it was a hate crime because the church was burned down by the klan 20 years ago. it is the seventh to go up in flames since the charleston church massacre. >> it's going to be weeks before areas near kansas city, missouri are cleaned up and back to normal following the severe storms that rolled through this week. the western u.s., heat much above normal in places that the aren't used to it. abc's brandi hitt with the details. >> check that out. it just took the whole building in front of us,y o. >> tornadoes spotted from missouri to kentucky. >> look at that the. >> warning sirens blaring as twisters spit out debris over highways. >> as soon as we saw the
rotation in the sky, we knew it was time to leave. >> oh, my gosh. >> amid all the heavy rain, hail and wind, the damage is widespread. flash flooding also in parts of missouri swept cars into trees, many families rescued from their flooded homes along with their pets. >> i got my baby. >> the severe storms moving east are expected to have an impact on roads and could delay flights for the 3.2 million people traveling by air this holiday weekend. in arizona and california, it's a double dose of triple digit heat and lightning. this storm taking out transformers and sparking this house fire. fire crews across the west are also on high alert just as they gain ground on several massive wildfires, they're chasing down spot fires. >> we're all packed up from last night. >> some burning dangerously close to homes. one of the biggest fears this holiday weekend fire works. even those purchased legally can spark a wildfire if not monitored.
cal fire crews are bringing on additional staffing just in case. reena and ryan. >> thank you so much, brandi. it's going to be a sweltering holiday weekend in the fire zone in the west. >> in the southeast, it might be too rainy for fire works. here's justin pavek at accuweather. hey, justin, good morning. >> reena and ryan, thanks and good morning. a very stormy situation once again unfolding throughout the southeast. numerous downpours and the potential for some severe weather along interstate 40. that's going to be running from raleigh-durham all the way back into oklahoma and arkansas. meanwhile, the northwest is still in the midst of a heat wave. major ground conditions continue over the golden state of california and numerous thunderstorms likely for independence day over the arklatex. reena and ryan, back to you. >> justin, thank you. help is on the way to the crew of the international space station. an unmanned russian rocket carrying supplies is on its way after three previous missions failed.
two recently. the progress 59 spacecraft is carrying three tons of fuel, food and other cargo. the russian rocket is scheduled to arrive at the station early on sunday. >> we're getting closer to closure on the gulf oil spill disaster. oil giant bp agreeing to an $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government. five states and hundreds of local governments. the record-setting settlement still has to be approved by a federal judge but it will bring bp's complete cost for the spill close to $54 billion. health officials are confirming the first u.s. death from the measles in 12 years. the infection was discovered during the autopsy of a washington state woman who died this spring. medical examiners say she was likely exposed while hospitalized for another health problem showing no symptoms at the time. >> turning now to the race for the white house, former virginia senator jim webb becoming the fifth democrat to officially throw his hat in the wing. webb a novelist decorated
vietnam vet and outspoken critic of the iraq war is vowing to bring an outsider's voice to the race with a message centered on helping working class americans. and an impressive figure this morning from senator bernie sanders raising $15 million for his presidential campaign in the last three months. most of that money coming from small donors. sanders has been rising in the polls and just attracted a crowd of 10,000 in wisconsin but still trailing far behind hillary clinton who raised three times as much. >> presidential hopeful rick perry is reaping out to black kroet voighters. perry claims it is republicans who are offering african-americans the hope for a better life. he said black families should told democrats accountable for unsuccessful anti-poverty programs and urged fellow republicans to fight for the black vote. >> australia's barrier reef is one of the seven wonders of the world. thanks to go pro, we're getting a special look at them. >> that's because the camera was fitted on a turtle rather than a human.
there will it goes, little turtle guy. that's the turtle's eye view that provided some amazing insights into how pollution is affecting what is home to nearly 6,000 species. >> for now, the great barrier reef will not be added to any endangered list but unesco's world heritage committee says the site will stay on its watch list for the next four years. sea turtles are also classified as endangered. >> wow you know what? i hope they got the gopro off the turtle. is he still swimming now a couple days later? >> i'm not sure he appreciated the go pro. >> no, he didn't. still trying to get it off his back. okay, i'm good. >> oh, boy. >> well, coming up in "the skinny," rihanna's blockbuster music video breaking the internet and there's just not so much we can show of it. >> it's going to be interesting. also ahead, paris hilton. we showed you that scare in the air. there's new inside information that could change your mind about this video. >> but first whole foods responds to serious accusations
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that car you see right there burning along i-95 in jacksonville, florida, early yesterday morning, the driver still inside. luckily for him, a truck driver named julian was driving by. he then forced the door open, dragged that driver to safety. the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. kazer says he's not a hero and that he did what anyone else would do, too. incredible he was there.
and the driver of that pickup there had led police on a long chase near dallas before driving into that lake. see, during the pursuit, the driver and a passenger threw drugs and a gun out the window, more drugs dumped into the water, both people arrested and the police towed the truck out of the water. dramatic there. >> fiat chrysler is in trouble over its handling of recalls. federal investigators say the automaker did not notify vehicle owners about problems. the feds say there were 23 bunked recalls involving 11 million vehicles. the auto safety agency could impose harsh fines on fiat chrysler possibly by the end of the month. >> whole foods is dishing up a big plate of oops for what it calls a pricing mistake. >> in an online video, company executives are admitting some customers were overlarged and now they are promising to correct those mistakes. here's abc's mara schiavocampo. >> a fresh apology from whoa foods.
>> straightup, we made some mistakes. >> the company's ceo speaking directly to customers in a video posted online after accusations of routine overcharging. >> we know they're unintentional because the mistakes are in the customer's favor and sometimes not in the customer's favor. it's understandable sometimes when mistakes are made. it's a hands on approach to bringing you fresh food. >> in what the new york consumer affairs department calls the worst case of mislabeling they've seen in their careers, last month, the agency reported some store locations have been overcharging customers by overstating the weights of prepackaged products. it's not the first time this has happened. in 2012, a california investigation also uncovered pricing violations. whole foods agreeing to pay $800,000ed in penalties. now, the company's ceo is putting their money where your mouth is. >> and if there's a mistake, it's not in your favor, we promise to give you that item for free. >> mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york.
>> i have about ten years worth of food at whole foods i'd like to bring you back. can you pay me my $100,000 or so? >> oh my gosh. how do you do this? >> what they're planning on doing, i guess they're basically putting the blame on the threes who weigh the package of food and saying they're going to employ a third party auditing system to make sure people are weighing it properly. you know what, there's reena shopping >> in my barbara bush suit. >> with some overpriced food. >> wow. me and barbara are going to having high tea. i'm bringing the bananas and kale. >> it's going to cost you about 150 bucks. >> actually, that's a belly shirt. barbara bush would not be caught dead in a belly shirt. she's classier than that. >> we pay homage to this week's musical queen rihanna getting her money in more ways than one. >> are we going to really air this? >> oh, yeah. she feels people should give her her money. >> matt damon's new look in "the
millions upon millions of views in the last 24 hours for the song known as "bbhmm." the b, the first one is a bad word. but the rest of it is better have my money. you get the point. and in the few shots we are able to show you on network division, you see rihanna acting out the revenge fantasy. >> she kidnaps the wife of some knee fairious debtor and riri gets her money. she's doing that in real life. she's the queen of the single. she's the first artist ever to have 100 million songs downloaded and streamed. so she's effective at getting her money back. maybe i should have her go to whoa foods for me. >> that's a good option. >> rihanna, can you call whole foods? i got some overpriced salmon the other day. >> she'll bring the scale and get it back. >> you're right. thanks, rihanna. >> an update to a story we told you about earlier in the week. paris hilton, this is a good
one, she might have been a better actress than any of us really thought. it turns out she was on a plane. it was a prank and it all went way too far. here's a refresher for you guys. >> >> i don't want to jump. i don't want to jump. >> she looked ridiculous. >> i'm not jumping. >> i love the guy with her. >> tmz says they obtained documents prepared by the production company of this show and those documents said we will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guest when they fear jumping off the plane." according to the same sources, they paid paris in the million dollar range to take part. >> she was also their first choice. the company sent the offer to reps for i don't remember american celebrities but paris was the first to think that it would be a good idea. >> that's hilarious. i hope she got that money. if not i'm going to call rihanna for her. >> nearly 15 years since wet hot american summer hit theaters. slurg the movie's about mitt
fits at summer camp. it's becoming a cult classic with many of the movie's actors becoming huge stars now. >> there's a lot of buzz over the prequel series coming to netflix. we now have a first look. with the star-studded trailer currently burning up the web. check it out. >> welcome all to the campfire customer theater program. >> lead with the crotch. >> is she always like this? >> every day. >> we have a problem. >> why do you dom me for hel i'm just a camp chef. >> i know you were in the military. >> i'm quite sure i don't know what you're talking about. >> i think you do know. >> oh, yeah, the original cast is back including bradley cooper cooper, paul rudd, adding jason schwartzman, kristen wiig, jon hamm, many others. can't wait to see it. >> it will be available at the end of the month on netflix. finally we haven't seen matt damon in awhile. probably because he's been waiting until his new look is ready. boom, there it is. >> he stepped out on stage for a press conference for the movie
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♪ well, finally this half hour, we take a look back on all the events that made this a week to remember. and as compared to the previous weeks, the headlines have been a bit more positive. >> from the capture of a second escaped inmate to a ballet dancer making history all here in our friday rewind. >> the nightmare is finally over. >> she said i just heard a couple of gunshots about half a minute ago. within another 30 seconds, the place was flooded with police cars. >> it took a pretty big chunk out of my right leg. i started purging the shark. then it grabbed my back. must have bit me in the back. >> you grab your family. >> kids. >> kids, and our animals stayed with friends across the wenatchee river and watched this area burn all night. >> it's like a war zone.
your basic things we all take for granted, it's just gone. >> my wife and my boys were upstairs when the plane hit. the boys' rooms are the ones you see burpt out. when i saw the fireball go down the back of the house, we realized it was more serious than that. >> quite a miracle the four occupants were able to get away from that house unscathed. >> isil has spent about a year investing in trying to reach troubled minds in the united states through social media to either recruit them to fight for their so-called caliphate or to kill where they stand. >> this is not merely symbolic. with this change, we will be able to substantially increase our contacts with the cuban people. >> they didn't want me to run because they wanted to do the apprentice. now with my statements on immigration which happen to be correct, they are going to take a different stance. >> i mean what i say and i say what i mean and that's what america needs right now. >> i was crying because i was so happy because i thought we were going to die. i was just so glad someone finally seen us and we were going to be okay. >> it was a pk that you know i
needed to sink. my teammates were graciously waiting for me to sink that. so it was great. >> my dream has been abt since i was 13, and to be a principal dancer is reaching those heights. >> uh-huh. >> so exciting week. we can't wait for our women, u.s. soccer team world cup finals. >> yeah, sunday. tour de france starts on saturday. >> fourth, fourth, fourth of july, fourth, fourth, fourth of july. my favorite video of all time, ryan. i love this holiday for this reason. >> it's not funny. >> it's my favorite. >> it's not funny. >> it's my favorite. >> reena, what is -- >> fourth, fourth, fourth of july. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. >> come back.
making news in america this morning, terror concerns troubling social media chatter putting agencies on high alert for the fourth of july. one celebration canceled live with the latest. heavy rain overnight flooding cars and causing damage. a stormy tart to the holiday weekend for millions of people and it's not over yet. toxic train. thousands of people still evacuated after a train catches fire. spewing dangerous fumes into the air. new details about how it happened. and a new 'do, the surprising a-lister surprising fans because of his new ponytail. well good friday morning. we begin with the high level of alert. law enforcement is around as