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this morning on "world news now," breaking overnight, two u.s. swimmers pulled from a flight amid new questions in rio. were they and ryan lochte really victims of an armed robbery? and hundreds of passengers rescued from a burning ferry. we have video of the smoldering ship as the u.s. coast guard jumps into action. and a man's incredible weight loss. shedding 300 pounds. the simple thing he did every time he got hungry. team usa takes gold silver and bronze. the first time any country has swept this olympics event. it's thursday, august 18th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we say good thursday
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>> you wanted to say friday so badly. >> i was so close to it. the new york tabloids are talking act -- they went at the whole controversy right now. i thought they could have been better. water gate here from the new york post. >> and hot water. this all in reference to ryan lochte. >> and his teammates. >> and the armed robbery they apparently were a part of? that's being called into question. >> but then there was a development overnight. in fact, the breaking news from brazil over night, the two american swimmers still in rio pulled off of a plane moments before taking off. as those questions swirl about the armed robbery. >> here's video of jack conger and gunnar bentz at the airport where they were briefly retained. they will not be able to leave brazil until they testify about claims they were robbed at gunpoint along with ryan lochte and another teammate. yesterday the judge ordered the seizure of lochte's
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he was already back in the u.s. lochte claimed they were held up at gunpoint by men with badges who pulled over their taxi. >> the judge says their stories don't match up. there was this video obtained. it shows the swimmers alirrivin around 7:00 sunday morning. roughly 2 1/2 hours after they were attacked. the judge questioned the time gap, and also wondered why they seemed so up beat if they were robbed. at one point ryan lochte grabs his badge and kind of hits his teammate there, playfully in the head. do you do that after an armed robbery? >> a lot of questions about that. why he left brazil early. why the others were trying to leave before being done being questioned. the brazilians say we want answers. it was all hands on deck after a ship went up in flames with more than 500 people on board. >> the burning
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approaching puerto rico when passengers were forced to jump down emergency slides. at one point even the firefighters were told to abandon the ship to save themselves from the fire. gio baa meenitez is on the grou. >> reporter: more than 500 passengers and crew wearing life vests ordered to abandon ship, evacuating down the emergency slides into rescue rafts surrounded by coast guard, boats and choppers. a crew member saying the fire started in the engine room. crews battling from boats, dousing the side of the blackened ship. witnesses spotting the emergency unfolding about a mile off the coast of san juan. >> it's gotten worse. we've seen more vessels responding. >> reporter: two dozen passengers hospitalized. more than 100 t
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dehydration, and of course shock. this woman leading a frightened child ashore. moments later -- collapsing before being carried away on a stretcher. it's on fire over there one grateful passenger saying. thank you, god. a paramedic cradling a newborn. a group of children holding hands as they were led to safety. >> a small bit of progress this morning in the battle against the wildfire in southern california. fire crews have the blue cut fire 4% contained. the flames are spreading this morning near interstate 15. dozens of homes have been destroyed. among the thousands of residents still worried about her home, this woman. >> i think this is the worst that i've ever seen. you know? and it's kind of getting used to the idea of being
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>> no deaths were reported, but cadaver dogs were searching for anyone. the cause of this fire a mystery this morning. donald trump holding a rally in north carolina after shaking up his campaign staff at the highest level. the second campaign overhaul in two months. it's aimed at letting trump be trump. embracing the tone that got him the nomination. as hillary clinton joked about the shakeup, her controversial e-mails came up again. >> reporter: donald trump's campaign team shaken and stirred. >> he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. they can make him read new words from a teleprompter. but he is still the same man. >> reporter: steve bannon is the new campaign ceo.
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kellyanne conway was promoted to campaign manager. >> going into the last 12 weeks we look at more is more. >> reporter: the associated press reports it was to influence u.s. policy, a possible federal felony. the gop nominee who held a round table at trump tower called islamic terrorism getting his classified briefing. he told fox news he wouldn't trust the intelligence. >> not so much from the people doing it for our country. look what's happened over the years. i mean, it's been catastrophic. >> reporter: clinton will get the same briefings. rally supporters as the state department prepares to release thousands of deleted e-mails from her private server. the fbi recovered the deleted e-mails during the investigation. the state department says next week a judge could decide when the e-mails will be released to th
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a death toll from some of the worst flooding in louisiana history has risen to 13. an elderly woman was confirmed as the latest victim yesterday. tens of thousands of residents remain in shelters. about 70,000 people have asked for people from fema. as the flood waters recede, health officials warned there's an increased risk of the west nile virus. a new storm in the atlantic overnight. it's far from land. we will be tracking it for you. looking at the radar, severe storms bringing a change to the northeast. heavy rain in d.c. and maryland, and storms moving through new york and new jersey. it's following days of extreme heat and humidity on the coast. a big night on the track for team usa. >> the u.s. women ran into the record books with a clean sweep. on the beach a pair of americans made sure they won't leave
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>> reporter: revenge for team usa on the beach. kerri walsh jennings and april ross celebrating after beating another high ranked brazilian team in the bronze medal match. the u.s. women also on track to making history in rio. the americans swept the medals in the 100 meter hurdles, the first time that's happened in olympics history. brianna rollins got the gold. nia ali got the silver, and kristi castlin just leaning her way to the bronze. a nice redemption after the u.s. men were shut out of the medals in the 110 meter hurdles for the first time ever. over in the long jump, a hop to the top of the medal stand taking the gold. in the process, she ousted her teammate and defending olympics champion brittany reese who ended with the silver. for the u.s. men an upset in the 200 meter semi
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in his heat. he pulled up too early, and two other runners passed him. the final was supposed to be a rematch between gatlin and bolt. bolt qualified in his heat. now there's only one other american in the finals. and ashton eaton hoping to defend his title as the world's greatest athlete. he leads the competition after five events. his u.s. teammates are standing strong. they are both in the top ten. over the women's water polo team getting a shot at gold thanks to a big win. they beat hungary. they're now guaranteed to bring home the gold or silver. bolt, by the way, when he was qualifying for the 20 0 meter, he said i wasn't trying that hard. i'll run faster next time. he kept his promise. clocked in
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that's the best time in the world this year. >> but the beautiful thing about that, you saw the canadian runner. usain looked over at him. they were smiling. it was like one of those things like when you achieved your squad goal and you and your buddy are at the club together like this is cool. coming up, investigators discover what caused people to get an electric shock on a ride. >> and a man losing more than 300 pounds that started with a trip to walmart. >> and check out our behind the scene picks on "world news now." "
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what you're looking at and listening to is a wild shootout caught on camera in chicago leaving one police officer injured. the authorities were chasing a suspected carjacker when he opened fire. a bullet came through the officer's windshield and grazed his face. the suspect was arrested after losing control of the stolen suv. he was on parole for armed robbery. a grass fire in a wooden trusl. a fire near an abandoned train bridge spread and then the trestle. the smoke was visible for miles away. a nearby apartment building was evacuated. nobody was hurt.
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tower in new york has been arranged. 19-year-old steven riagata used five suction cups to scale the building. he entered a no plea from a hospital room where he's still a patient. bail was set at $10,000. an update on the six-year-old girl who was badly injured in the ferris wheel accident in tennessee. briley reynolds was released after suffering a traumatic brain injury. her older sister and a 16-year-old were all hurt in the fall. the other two were treated and released from the hospital last week. safety inspectors are blaming me can sal problems. and a live wire sent six people to the hospital. >> five of those were kids. they were shocked while on a ride. linsey davis with the story. >> reporter: victor williams was seconds from tragedy when a
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a ride shocked them. >> the child is conscious and alert and has been removed from the electrical source. >> reporter: two of the boys with burns to their hands. >> the e lelectrical current going through his body. >> reporter: a three-year-old survived a fall from this roller coaster last week. days before that, a ten-year-old was killed as he road the world's tallest water slide in kansas city. his father says he wants assurances that such a tragedy would not strike again. back in connecticut, detectives determined a live wire was touching the scrambler, creating the dangerous current. these rides are once again operational and everyone is out of the hospital. coming up in our next half hour, the warning about something in the mcdonald's
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>> first, the walmart workout. the inspiring story of a man who dropped more than 300 pounds, and it all started with a walk to the store. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
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. >> i probably would have gone with that. >> everyone is very confused right now. you're about to understand. >> and you'll get inspired. you're about to meet a man who lost more than 300 pounds starting with a simple walk to walmart. >> his friends call him pat. he was more than 600 pounds. his doctors told him he could die in his sleep. that was a real wakeup call. >> ever since he was little, pat brocco was always known as the big kid. >> my nickname was fat pat. >> reporter: and until three years ago she weighed in at a shocking 605 pounds. already prediabetic, his doctors told him he was in serious danger. >> he said it's possible you might die. it hit home. >> reporter: that's when he went home, looked at himself in the mirror and took this photo. >> my stomach was down to
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i was disgusted. >> reporter: and his journey started out by throwing out all the food in his house. deciding every time he was hungry he would walk one mile to the closest walmart and one mile home to eat. doing it for a year and a half losing a whopping 200 pounds. >> you walk to walmart three times a day and walk six miles. it was amazing. i had never walked six miles in my life. i was doing it every day. >> reporter: saying good-bye to junk food, fast food and soda and hello to clean eating. >> it was basically vegetables, meat, and clean carbs. >> reporter: sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, and learning he'd never be able to eat certain foods again. >> once i figured out dairy was my down fall, i took it out and started losing weight again.
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gym, incline on the treadmill, lifting weights, and now he can do it all. >> at 60 0 pounds, i couldn't go to the gym. >> reporter: from fat pat to possible pat. 330 pounds lighter. not only changing his own life but encouraging his one-year-old son as well. >> i had to set an example for my son so he could come up and be possible pat too. >> what a transformation. >> he's a different man, and he had some surgery this week to remove some of the excess skin. you have to realize that's one of the problems. >> he went from 53% body fat to 10%. he now eats 2200 calories a day and he's training to be a body builder. >> i would take his advice.
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sts up to two times longer. tide, number 1 rated. time for the mix. a creative ploy for the animal lovers out there. this was a creation of a humane society. they thought they came up with a nice idea to get some pups adopted. >> so these are -- >> these are stray dogs. they took them from the shelter and decided to give them a cup of whipped cream to lick up. it has the similar effect of a cappuccino. that's what happens to dogs when they enjoy whipped cream, and then they put out the photos to show how adorable and sophisticated they are. >> i want
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he would be great. >> and not only does it get them out there in terms of the photos. it also gets them out there physically. it's not fun to be cooped up all day. they got to run around and have whipped cream. >> good move. >> from that cuteness to something that is horrifying for many of us. having a run in with a skunk. it happened to this biker in québec, canada. a mob of skunks. he's out biking. >> it's the mom and baby. >> and he's videotaping it and thinking, wow, this is going to suck. apparently they actually don't spray him. they were just briefly stopping to say hello. >> sniffing around his feet and everything. they are not afraid, are they? >> how did he not freak out? >> i don't think a lot of people would have been able to keep their calm. >> i might have been scared from watching pep
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>> those said hello and went off. >> a lot of people arer is if ied of lightning. maybe we haven't seen a lightning bolt as scary as this one in arz az. someone posted this to i think it was instagram saying that doesn't it look like a dinosaur? see the mouth on the right? it looks like the t-rex is about to chomp down? >> i see a butterfly. >> okay. this, look at this. a party in a box. the uk is really rocking out. pizza hut has presented, teamed up with many d.j.s and created this pizza box that can actually play music. >> how does it. >> it's only in the uk. it's a new promotion. >> does it come with pizza? otherwise i'm not interested. >> i don't think so.
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this morning on "world news now," the raging wildfire in southern california still burning, leaving a path of destruction and expanding overnight. and members of the usa swim team pulled from a plane. see the video prompting authorities to question their account about an alleged robbery. and record breaking daredevil learning a valuable lesson. he made the world's highest bungee jump. he forgot to empty his pockets. what he dropped that's going to cost him. and adele is issuing an apology. she posted a late night video. see the emotional message to her fans and why she's saying she's sorry in the skinny on this august 17th.

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