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this morning on "world news now," president trump in paris for the french national holiday event. but he couldn't get away from the controversy involving his son. >> what he said in his defense, and the comment he made to the first lady of france that's getting some attention. and new this morning, reports of a second arrest in connection with the murders of four young men near philadelphia. this, as the prime suspect confesses and speaks to cameras as he's led away. then to unprecedented flooding in parts of the midwest. in wisconsin, the governor declaring a state of emergency, with streets submerged in water, bridges and roadways closed and thousands left without power. and get ready to get your feet wet. because that's about allou
it's a stand-up water slide with the break neck speed of a airn airport moving sidewalk. they're thrilling europeans, and one american town may be the first in the nation to have its very own, so shall we suit up? on this friday, july 14th. >> maybe that's for people who are afraid of water slides. >> we should say welcome to linda lopez, who is from gma after hours. >> thank you so much. i got the slow clap. >> the official slow clap. >> what does that mean? >> that means we like you. >> thank you so much. >> if you're doing gma after hours, is this considered gma pre-hours? >> before hours. >> before hours. >> we'll come up with a name. >> which hour do you think is
naughtier? >> after hours is always naughtier. >> just wait. but thank you soap f much for b here with us, especially on this bastille day. >> that's right. >> the president is in paris. he's getting a front-row seat to all the celebrations while he continues to bond with the preference president. >> president trump and president emmanuel macron played down their differences in climate change and trade saying it wouldn't stop them from working together on syria and combating terrorism. they dined with their wives in the eiffel tower. it followed a busy day where the president couldn't shake the controversy sunshine urrounding. cecelia vega is there. >> reporter: a ceremonial welcome in paris. but the president's bastille day get away overshadowed by questions about why his eldest son met with a woman whom he was told was a russian government lawyer. at that press conference, we asked. mr. president, your
said if someone in a campaign got an e-mail about russia like the one that your son don jr. received, that they should alert the fbi rather than accept that meeting. is he wrong? also, were you misled by juyour team in not knowing about this meeting? >> my son is a wonderful young man. he took a meeting with a russian lawyer, not a government lawyer, but a russian lawyer. it was a short meeting. i think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. it's called opposition research or even research into your opponent. >> reporter: but in those e-mails, it was crystal clear. don jr. agreed to meet with a quote, russian government attorney, whom he was told had incriminating information on hillary clinton, information described to don jr. as part of russia and its government support for mr. trump. >> nothing came of the meeting. and i think it's a meeting that most people in politics probably would ve
>> reporter: in pairs, trump's new-found friendship with the french president on display, but it wasn't always that way. >> congratulations, great job. >> reporter: starting with that handshake tug-of-war during their first meeting, not to mention the president's repeated paris bashing. >> i have a friend who used to like france. paris, the city of light, paris, paris. and i said jim, let me ask you a question, how's paris doing? paris? i don't go there anymore, paris is no longer paris. >> reporter: the french press pounced. >> you mentioned a friend, jim, who told you that paris is no longer paris. you were implying at the time that paris was not safe anymore. those are very strong words. would you repeat them today? >> you better let me answer that one first. that's a beauty. it's going to be just fine, because you have a great president. you have somebody that's going to run this country right. and i'm coming back. you betr
please. otherwise you're going to make me look very bad. >> reporter: in fact, the president dished out the compliments during a tour of the site of napoleon's tomb, president trump remarking on the french first lady's figure. >> beautiful. >> reporter: and back at lohomea top republican on the senate judiciary committee says he wants don jr. to testify. a top democrat saying they want to interview don jr., don jr. said he would be willing to testify if asked. now we know his father feels the same way, saying if don jr. wants to testify, he should. cecelia vegas, paris. >> the city of lights. let's go back to that moment. let's picture it once again. napoleon's body is nearby. and the president, with this co
lady. you're in such good shape. >> which i believe he repeated to president macron as well, she's in such good shape, paraphrasing. >> some people thought it was an awkward moment. >> getting a lot of attention. >> it is getting a lot of attention. just imagine melania's impression at that point. around house speaker paul ryan is upgrading the dress c e code. >> so current rules dating back decades do not allow women to go sleeveless, and men are required to wear jackets and ties. ryan's announcement came after a republican congresswoman slammed the dress code while wearing a sleeveless dress. >> as sergeant of arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors. this is nothing new
devised. that doesn't mean that enforcement couldn't stand to be a bit modernized. >> we have no such dress codes. you can come here sleeveless. i can come in shorts. in the meantime, goldman sachs is doing the same. they are relaxing the dress code and hoping to attract top-notch tech talent by creating a more casual casual environment. a new gop health care plan is facing an uncertain future. only one more no vote will derail the bill. it could appeal to conservatives with cheaper, skimpier plans that don't cover essential benefits. for moderates there's more to combat opioid abuse, but deep cuts will stay in place. the congressional budget office will release the impact of the bill on monday. reports indicate a second person has been arrested in connection with the murders of four young men near philadelphia. no word on that person'
man whose attorney says he confessed to the murder says he's sorry. >> anything to say? >> i'm sorry. >> why did you do it? >> cosmo dinardo made the comments as police led him away. reports say the men were killed separately, allegedly after purchasing marijuana from the suspect. each was shot and his body burned before it was buried on the farm owned by dinardo's parents in bucks county, pennsylvania. >> mr. dinardo confessed to the district attorney. he confessed to his participation or commission in the murders of four young men. >> dinardo has agreed to plead guilty to four first degree murder charges in return for his cooperation, prosecutors will not seek the death penalty. and a new development on president trump's travel ban. >> a federal judge in hawaii has expanded the list of close family relationships
for exemptions, the judge ruling that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts should be part of the exemption. he let the ban go forward which only allowed parents children and spouses be exempt. and in wisconsin, a curfew is in effect. the fox river crested three feet above its previous record. the governor has declared a state of emergency in three county. there's also flooding in illinois, north of chicago. and hot and dry weather are fueling wildfires in santa c clarita. it's burned up to 15 to 20 acres and is moving fast. it was set off by a smoke bomb. and that person has been arrested. there are currently about four dozen large, active fires burning in the west in 13 states.
want the attorney general to launch a criminal probe on backpage.com. the controversial website hired a company to target advertisers and customers seeking sex. some lawmakers say back page knowingly earned money from sex trafficking. back page has repeatedly denied control over sex-related ads. and the two top daily sports companies have ditched plans for a merger. the ceos say they're moving forward in the best interest of customers, employees and investors. of course that decision comes one month after federal regulators sued to block it. both companies have faced regulatory challenges in several states. well, a st. louis suburb has turned down the chance to lead the nation in recreational innovation? >> yeah. they were going to be trail blazers, sunset hills, missouri has rejected the notion to have the country's first
water slide. you're looking at video of one in austria. they're apparently very popular in europe and the middle east. >> but sunset hills officials determined it would cost too much. the open-flume slide, as it's called would run at least $700,000. >> huh. instead, they were just encouraging people to get on a moving sidewalk and spray them with a hose. >> just hose them down as they go by. same effect. >> same effect. all right, coming up. a family full of girls is about to add one more. >> we'll check out a dad's hilarious reaction after finding out he's having a girl for the fifth time. but first, a popular tourist spot, to feel the awesome force of a jet engine raising questions about safety after one woman died while on vacation there. remember, you can find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
wow. you can understand the thrill behind it, and of' probably seen this video, the popular spot for tourists in the caribbean to watch jets land and take off right above their heads. >> but that thrilling excitement has now taken a deadly turn after a 57-year-old woman on vacation could not hold on. here's kayna wit worth. >> reporter: a thrill-seeking tourist attraction turning deadly. a 57 year old woman losing her grip on this famous fence close to the end of a runway in st. martin. the new zealand tourists was there to feel the jet blast that could reach 100 miles per hour. >> she tripped, fell, and as a result of the impact she, she was wounded fatally. >> reporter: a witness recording the despera
her. the island beckons tourists with the surf and sand, so close to the speed of the airport. several people have been hurt over the years, including this similar incident in 2012, when a tourist was thrown into the same retaining wall. >> i think sometimes it is a situation where some people might not be aware of the power that the engines might have. >> reporter: it's not illegal, but numerous warning signs are posted along this road. authorities say the woman that was killed was there with her husband, and it wasn't their first time on the island. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> it's a terrifying situation there for them. >> a tragic way to end a vacation. and coming up in the next half hour. americans are dominating at wimbledon. venus williams is going for her sixth singles title where a california boy, sanl querrey
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>> there's a process. they see those dots. they're able to figure out in 3d space those dots are. in a way you strip it back to minimalist theater. there's no costume. you're the character and you're playing within the character. and we add the details later. >> reporter: got the suit on. got to debt get my dots. on the suit there are exactly 53 sensors from head to toe. i plan on doing some twerking, make sure the booty dots look good. they an allow the camera to cap toward every single movement or in my case a couple dance moves. and here's really cool part. a technician scans your body and creates a 3d image and digitally transforms your human form into any kind of primate. you're going to teach me all things ape. >> yes. >> reporter: alan henry has spent years studying the ways
>> there's a natural swing in their arms. slide your hands. your weight is distributed evenly in all four corners. >> yeah. >> reporter: woo! apes are strong. with a little help from alan's son gus, we were ready for our closeup. let's see how we measure up to the real deal? hmm, i'm no caesar, but not too bad for a first timer. it wasn't all monkey business, though. i had a little fun shaking it off. ♪ shake it off >> reporter: ginger zee, abc news. >> when was the last time you saw a primate do a little taylor swift "shake it off." a little creepy. ginger zee flew. >> to new zealand and was basically only there long enough to do that piece. she flew down and came right back. she was i
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this friday morning on "world news now," severe weather causing havoc in the midwest with roads under water in several states. wisconsin's governor calling a state of emergency. we're tracking where these storms are heading right now. president trump in paris for a second day, he's answering questions about his son's controversial meeting with a russian lawyer. how he's defending don jr. and new this half hour, the new republican plan to repeal and replace obamacare on life support. >> reaction pouring in already. but do republicans have the votes they need. and i can barely contain myself. huge breaking news, beyonce's babies, america's babies are real.