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this morning on "world news now," wildfires in the west. several new fires popping up overnight. exhausted firefighters working around the clock. we'll tell you where the danger remains right now. and new development surrounding donald trump jr. and an e-mail he got before meeting with a kremlin-linked lawyer. and forget tonight's big all-star game. the big show actually happened last night. >> it was bombs away at the home run derby with the major league's biggest sluggers putting on an impressive show, especially from baseball's brightest young star. and poor rachel. it's getting down to the wire for "the bachelorette," having to send two dudes home last
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night, and just a fear some foursome is left. who has the best chance of getting down on one knee and proposing. jack knows, but is he telling? we're going to find out in "the skinny." it is july 11. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it's getting serious on "the bachelorette." >> it is. is his pick still in it? >> is his pick? >> yes. and i think is the front runner. >> oh, no. my two are on there. we'll break it down so you don't have to. we'll start this half hour with the frustrating fight against dozens of wildfires in the west as crews get control of one fire, yet another one breaks out elsewhere. >> this is the latest to break out in california, a brush fire burning dangerously close to homes in san jose. a one-square mile has been evacuated.
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abc's matt gutman has more on the battle to contain those fast-moving flames. >> reporter: those fires ripping across california, the aerial assault. more than 6,000 firefighters deployed. some 8,000 evacuated statewide. the alamo fire consuming 45 square miles. the nearby whittier fire trapped a group of 80 campers and 50 counselor over the weekend. >> they had flames where they could not access these children. >> reporter: a bulldozer finally breaking through to kids like this 9-year-old. >> we were in the car and drove straight through the fire. there were these trees super high that were exploding. >> reporter: with towels on their heads and tears in their eyes, they were bussed to safety. >> i'm going to go see if my house is still here. >> reporter: michael lopez taking our marci gonzalez
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>> it didn't burn the field. >> reporter: their home gone. matt gutman, abc news, santa barbara county. >> and the question is, will the forecast help or hurt those firefighting efforts. >> accuweather meteorologist paul williams joins us with that forecast. good morning, paul. >> good morning, kendis, diane. the interior stays hot and way too parched, utah, nevada, arizona and southern california. and for this week, we'll have a few isolated thunderstorms, but not enough to make an impact with these fires. from the alamo to brian head. high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds, and the same dangerous heat eases to the north with near record highs in the pacific northwest. breaking overnight, we have new details on the run-up to the meeting between donald trump jr. and the attorney who was allegedly offering damaging information on hillary clinton the new york times is reporting that the president's oldest son was informed by e-mail that
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the information discussed in that meeting would be part of the russian government's effort to help his father's candidacy. donald jr. has denied any wrongdoing and has offered to work with the senate intelligence immunity. to share what he knows. and the republicans remain deeply divided as lawmakers returned from their recess. ten gop senators are opposed to current legislation which could leave 22 million more americans uninsured in ten years. president trump is urging the party to have a bill approved and ready to go before they break for the entire month of august. the parents of a seriously ill british baby are getting one more chance to make their case. charlie gard's parents want him kept alive and brought to the u.s. for experimental treatment. the hospital says that's hopeless, the one in the uk that
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now after an emotional hearing, a judge says charlie's parents have until thursday to show him new evidence to keep him on life support. and back here at home, there is another hearing that resumes today for 18 fraternity members accused. this 19-year-old died after falling head first down the stairs in february after a night of heavy drinking. the judge will decide if there is enough evidence to go to trial. authorities have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of four young men outside of philadelphia. the fbi is searching a farm that belongs to cosmo dinardo's family. that's based on tips that investigators have received. they do have dinardo in custody but say he is not a suspect at this time. he's being held on an earlier gun charge. officials say that four young men between the ages of 18 and 22 appeared on three different days last week. >> i have spoken to all of the families of the four young men.
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they're very prayerful, they're very, very anxious. they're fearful, but they maintain some hope. >> reporter: investigators are releasing few details about the case, but they say the missing men know each other. two new studies claim that drinking coffee could extend your life. researchers found that people drinking two to three cups of coffee per day have a 18% lower risk of dying from any cause than non-coffee drinkers. and even one cup has benefits. we are screwed, as two non -- >> two people who don't drink coffee. >> wow. one family in littleton, colorado is now celebrating a new member of the family who could not have more perfect timing. >> we're talking about little boden who was due on july 17, but on july 1st, his mother underwent an emergency c-section, and it turns out the family was hoping for a july 1st
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birthday anyway, that's because boden's father was born on july 1st, 1990. and his great-grandfather was also born on july 1st, 1931. >> i didn't cry this time. i was just joyous. that's what your daddy said. >> having him come on my birthday and my grandfather's birthday is a pretty amazing thing. >> the odds of three members of the same family in different generations sharing the same birthday, about 33,000 to one. >> 10,000 times more likely than winning the megamillions jackpot. >> so this kid should play the lottery. >> yes, they all should. breaking skinny news involving the most famous frog in the world. >> yes, we're getting word that kermit is out. but is he gone forever? >> what? >> this is legit breaking news. >> big time. and governor chris christie is still in office.
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but some new jersians are ready to see him go, including one radio show listener who let christie know all about it live on the air. first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by fisher investments. brought to you by fisher investments.
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you're looking at troubling video out of amsterdam. it shows a stay at an air b and b getting violent, with the host pushing one of his guests down a flight of stairs. one of the victim's friends says the argument was sparked by four women checking out of the man's apartment late. the woman suffer injuries and bruises, the host reportedly has been arrested. and back here at home, new jersey governor got an earful while guest hosting a sports radio station yesterday. >> one week after he and his family were caught enjoying a beach that he had actually closed to the public over a budget dispute, it appears many of his constituents aren't letting it go.
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here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: on one of america's most popular sports shows, america's least-popular governor, chris christie feeling the heat for that new jersey beach day with the family. >> what's up? >> next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat [ bleep ] in a car -- >> reporter: christie's beach outing caused a national scandal, because this particular beach was closed to the general public due to a state government shutdown. >> you know, mike, i love, i love getting calls from communists in montclair. >> you're a bully, governor, and i don't like bullies. >> i'm not the one who came on the air, hey, hold on. i'm not the guy who came on the air and swore on the air. >> who swore? >> you did. >> get the heck out of here. >> you swore on the air, you're a bum. >> reporter: first there was bridge gate and now beach gate. it's taken a serio t
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christie's popularity, his approval rating is languishing at an all-time low, a dismal 15%. david wright, abc news, new york. >> brave of him to go on the air and take on this radio show knowing that his approval ratings are so low and right on the heels of this. >> just shows that his approval ratings have nowhere to go but up. i will tell you some of the memes that have been out there have been absolutely amazing, showing the governor in all sorts of situations. broadway shows. >> sitting in the chair. we had a few of them on the show. people are creative at times like these. we are going to move on and talk about baseball, because aaron judge has added another accomplishment to his incredible rookie season. >> he beat miguel sano. 11-10 in the final round of the home
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overall, he hit 47 home runs, and his longest shot was 513 feet. in batting practice, he hit one off the stadium's retractible roof. >> judge is a triple crown contender at the season's halfway point, .329 batting average, 66 rbis. another player described judge, as, quote, freaking unbelievable. he's actually doing great. >> good time to be judge, right? >> giancarlo, you thought he would be great. >> no, but there was one image from the futures game that was too good to pass up. ronald acuna and moncada. check it out. >> so you have acuna and moncada. >> acuna moncada. ♪ acuna
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♪ ♪ ain't no catchin' rays ♪ no worries moving on. rap, cue. >> for all mercy, stop singing. coming up, "the bachelorette" narrows down her option. the full wrap from our analyst in "the skinny". the skinny's next. ♪ philosophy ♪ hakuna matata philosophy ♪ ♪ acuna matau da ♪
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny it is exciting. >> it's skinny time! and we get to talk about the dwindling number of dudes hanging out on "the bachelorette." >> that's a good thing. she's down to the final four. and here to tell us how rachel got there is our senior bachelor international expert, jack sheehan.
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>> i love it. it's massaging my soul. i brought the rose, since the dwindling numbers. i'll leave that right there. >> you're not asking me if i accept the rose. >> would you like to accept this rose in. >> yes. >> all right, diane's rose for the segment. >> aren't you allergic? >> we had six guys that started this whole mess. they started in scandinavia, they go to geneva, switzerland. okay, roll that beautiful bachelorette footage. we'll start with a one on one date with the analyst pick, brian. they're driving a bentley around. then they hit the breitling store. rachel, rachel gets crazy, she's buying the breitlings. that's where the kiss came in, not to mention the champagne. so they both walk out of there with breitling watches. that's a pretty good investment. leads to a boat ride.
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not only did brian get the rose, brian got the breitling. next, one on one date with dean. dean's a little young. their date started out with a not-so-rollicking mass at a catholic church in french, so who knows. they're walking around. dean didn't quite seem to be able to get serious. he was talking about dinosaurs, flowers, whatever. rachel seemed to be a little frustrated by all that. finally, dean breaks down a little bit. he starts talking about his father who he describes as dysfunctional. if you survived all the way to the promo at the end of the episode, you saw what some of this disfunction was all about. dean probably saved himself right there. dean got the rose. by the way, dean did not get the breitling. next we move to the mountains with peter.
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of the world, the tour de france goes to this area next week. there's dogsledding. it looked a little chilly at altitude, but they were talking, excuse me, had a very nice time. when everyone got back down and thawed out, they had a dinner. peter's talking about his family. his ex-girlfriend, blah, blah, blah. peter, eventually, gets the rose. peter does not get the b breitling. >> see the pattern. >> yes. >> there's only one rose left. this is adam, matt and eric on the boat. and there goes matt. matt gets the boot first. he might be the nicest guy. we never knew all that much about who got ousted this late in the game. >> he did not get the breitling. >> he did not get the breitling either. comes down to adam and eric.
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[ laughter ] >> both of these guys who were ousted last night unfortunately were dignified on their way off the show. >> fortunately. >> it was what it was. brian dean and his dysfunctional father. peter, eric, hometown visits next week. analyst out. >> hometown visits. >> hometown visits. those are interesting, especially if you have a dysfunctional part of the family. we're going to move on to news about an amphibious friend of the show. >> kermit the frog is being replaced after nearly three decades. >> but don't worry, kermit the character isn't going anywhere, but steve whitmire has played him, taking over the role from jim henson. back in 1 the -- 1990, he
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over this role. >> his replacement will start next week with the muppets thought of the week. >> so first we lost mr. met, and now the person who plays kermit. this world losing its heroes. >> kermit the frog, friend of the show. ♪ g, friend of the show.
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♪ ♪ des pa see toe ♪ >> i wonder if he knows the words to that yet. >> i'm going to say no. >> so daddy yankee is one of the other guys on that song. he knows the words to des pa see toe. >> he's been around for years and now is conquering the world. >> reporter: it's been called the song of the summer. now despacito is helping to break barriers. daddy yankee officially being the first latino artist to earn
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and he's largely got this track to thank. the streaming service confirming that the puerto rican artist surpassed well over 44 million listeners to unseat "shape of you" singer, ed sheeran. it means "slowly." the remix with justin bieber skyrocketing to number one on billboard's top 100. the song's popularity, a global phenomenon. ♪ >> reporter: daddy yankee going viral just days ago for this duet with a young cancer patient in madrid. the reggae tone star taking to instagram to thank his fans for their continued support. >> we've been on this road for a long time. it feels good that the whole world gets to surf with us. >> reporter: that wave boosting tourism in daddy yankee's
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puerto rico. dan harris, abc news, new york. ♪ >> i love it. so one last thing. it has nothing to do with that. but we want to give you. ♪ >> a wonderful moment at a coldplay concert. >> we're not talking about daddy yankee anymore. >> a young man named rob was hoisted into the air. after people bumped into his wheelchair. they apparently wanted to apologize, so they got rob a better view. >> he crowd surfed all the way to the stage where chris martin invited him on for the thrill of a lifetime. the entire stadium there in dublin, ireland, screaming for rob. >> and then rob put on a performance of his own. >> he got to play with them! he got to play with chris martin. >> what are the odds that rob can also rock out on the harmonica? ♪ despacito
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>> i don't think that's what he was playing. >> no? >> does he play the "world news now" tune?
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making news in america this morning, new revelations about the meeting that the president's son had with the russian attorney. it describe what is donald trump jr. knew before the meeting. full details from washington. breaking news the deadly crash of an american military plane with more than a dozen people on board. the plane slamming into a farm field. this morning no signs of survivors. investigators on the scene trying to figure out what happened. we have new details about the case of four missing men near philadelphia. what we're now learning about the man in custody and his possible connection to the case. baseball's new home run champ. aaron judge of the new york yankees living up to the hype ahead of tonight's all-star

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