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this morning on "world news now." the bromance seems to be over. president trump turns against attorney general jeff sessions. >> the president taking questions from reporters in the white house rose garden and offering thorny remarks for sessions. many wondering if there is an effort to push the a.g from his post. and breaking overnight, the latest plan to repeal and replace obamacare refused to get support in the senate, but the big test will be today as democrats gear up to debate the contents of the plan, while some republican senators, including john mccain express their doubts. what he said in his triumphant return to the senate. and the disturbing video of
by a boat. it is causing outrage as officials investigate. we'll hear from a man famous for hunting sharks who alerted authorities. and if you want to pour yourself a drink, allow us to be isaac for you on the love boat. and we have the shocking yet hopeful research about alcohol. >> bottoms up. >> it is wednesday, july 26th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you mean, you're not supposed to drink it as a shot? >> i think it's, the study found it beneficial, right? >> yes. >> we're not sure yet. >> no. it has something to do with memory. >> i forgot. >> yeah. >> but speaking of memories -- we'll get to that very
research coming up, but we begin this half hour, groundbreaking. >> see, it's already hitting you. >> groundbreaking research. we're going to start off this hour with president trump surrounding himself with cheering supporters following a victory on health care. >> the president held a boisterous rally in youngstown, ohio where he ticked off his accomplishments and claimed that no other president had done anywhere near what he's done in his thirst sfirst six months in. and after sploes evexplosive twt his attorney general, he bragged about be being presidential. >> sometimes they say, he doesn't act presidential. and i say, hey, look, great schools. smart guy. it's so easy to act
but that's not going to get it done. with the exception of the late, great abraham lincoln, i can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office. that i can tell you. >> let that soak in for a second there. so the president there, with the humblebrag. he didn't voice his displeasure with the attorney general at the rally, but have no doubt it's still there. >> the president unleashed an unprecedented attack on sessions, gone of his earliest supporters, but he still won't say if sessions' days are numbered. >> reporter: in the rose garden, he refused to say whether he would fire his attorney general. >> i'm very disappointed with the attorney general, but we'll see what happens. time will tell. time will tell. >> reporter: the president is seething from jeff sessions' recusing himself
investigation. >> he should not have recused himself. almost immediately after he took office. and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and i would have quite simply picked somebody else. >> reporter: it's an incredible turn of events. >> we need to make america great again! >> reporter: sessions was the first senator to endorse candidate donald trump. arguably, the most important endorsement of his entire campaign. trump spoke glowingly of him even before the endorsement. >> we have a great politician here. we have a man here who really, he is the one person i sought his counsel. because he's been so spot-on. he's so highly respected. has anybody ever heard of senator jeff sessions? huh? >> reporter: sessions became the first person trump picked for his cabinet. in his confirmation hearing, he
reassured senators he knew an attorney general had to be independent. >> he or she must be willing to tell the president or other top official if no, if he or they overreach. he or she cannot be a mere rubber stamp. >> reporter: but in march, when sessions announced he was recusing himself from the russia probe, white house aides say the president exploded in anger. and in may, following the appointment of robert mueller, the president exploded at sessions again. the attorney general offered his resignation, but it was not accepted. now the president's anger is boiling over again. he's called session beleaguered. tweeting sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes. it's an odd attack for the president, shortly after the inauguration, he told david he hoped for an end to the clinton investigation. >> do you think america is done hearing about investigations into hillary clinton? >> i just don't know. i hope so. fromy
move on to the future. >> reporter: while the president tweeted about clinton, he made it clear he's still upset about the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the russia probe. >> i think that's a bad thing not for the president but for the presidency. >> reporter: some of the president's closest aides thought he was on the verge of firing sessions. one person who intervened was former speaker of the house newt gingrich, was here at the white house, and he urged him not to fire sessions. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. president trump's former campaign chairman will no longer be testifying in public today before the senate judiciary committee. paul manafort had been called by the committee to answer questions about a meeting with russians in trump tower last june. but instead, manafort and donald trump jr. have agreed to hand over documents and provide testimony in private at a later date. manafort met behind closed doors with staff from a different senate committee y
jared kushner was interviewed about last year's election by house investigators. that was his second straight day of meetings on capitol hill. and a bill has been overwhelmingly approved on sanctions against russia. it's unclear if the senate will act on the measure before the august recess. trump officials originally said the president would sign the bill. but they've since backed away from that. the senate has voted down a plan to repeal and reprailace obamacare. just hours after john mccain made that triumphant return to capitol hill. they killed the comprehensive gop bill which was crafted in secrecy. but the fight is not over yet. republican leaders are facing a tougher task of passing individual amendments to accomplish the same goal and they may eventually be forced to work with democrats, which is what mccain urged them to do. after casting a
>> all we've managed to do is make more popular a policy that wasn't very popular when we started trying to get rid of it. i voted for the motion to proceed to allow debate to continue and amendments be offered. i will not vote for this bill as it is today. it's a shelfl of a bill right now. we all know that. >> mccain speaking for about 15 minutes and was greeted by a standing ovation by members of both parties. he spoke railing against tribal politics that's stalling legislation and told fellow senators that they are not the president's subordinates. and a man is under arrest in las vegas in an armed hostage situation. police say suspect william ethridge stole $19,000 from a vegas strip bank. he car jacked a married couple and all four drove off. the hostages
motorcycle dealership. he was caught trying to buy a bike with the stolen cash. no one was hurt. apple will reportedly build three big manufacturing plants in the u.s. this is according to president trump in an interview "the wall street journal." there was no comment from apple. the president didn't say where the plants would be located or when they would be built. he cit advertised apple during the campaign for making its iphones and other devices in china. and the lyft ride service is testing something called taco mode. on request, it will take customers to a taco bell takeout window. it has a menu. it's good between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. and customers get a free taco and souvenirs. it is being tested the next two weekends in a los angeles suburb. >> 9:00 p.m., that's too early. >> that is a little early. but hey, the 2:00
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the "uss thunderbolt" was operating in international waters when the iranian boat got within a close range. the thunderbolt was trying to provoke a fight, they say. and here at home, a wisconsin family is suing a mexican resort after their 20 year old daughter died, found face down in the swimming pool. >> he survived. their blood alcohol levels were found to be three times the legal driving limit this their home state. this morning the family is demanding answers along with nearly a dozen other families whose loved ones were injured or died during their mexican vacation. >> the bartender pours out a line of shots, i take one. everybody else does. and the last thing i remember is just like we are right here sitting here talking and lights went out and i
ambulance. >> mexican officials say over the past seven years they've seized more than a million-gallons of tainted alcohol in mexican businesses including resorts, but as for the iberostar resort, they have no records of adulterated alcohol there. a viral video shows a group of men dragging a shark behind a boat. the ferb appears to have been caught by its tail fin. the video was sent to a miami man who is a self-described shark hunter. he described the images disturbing. sfwrif' been doing this for 40 years and never seen anything close to that kind of disrespect to an animal. there's no sportsman-like conduct with these guys. they just want to kill something. they want to display it on their facebook. get more followers. it's a horrible act. >> the men also sen
pictures of the shark's remains. florida wildlife officials are taking it very seriously and right now they're not sure if any laws were actually violated. coming up in the next half hour, the drunk driver caught on camera as a texas family heading out to dinner sees this right in front of them. we'll see what happens after the father moves in to conduct a citizens arrest. but first, the couple who swiped right for each other, matching up on tinder, now three years later they're finally meeting in person. that's next on "world news now."
♪ >> a little andy gibb there. >> i like it. >> a growing number of americans are turning to online dating to try to find love. >> yeah. everlasting love, for many. or for the night. but believe it or not. ♪ open up your eyes >> one third of those who've connected and line have never actually met in person. but this morning we're meeting one couple that used to be in that category until now. here's mara scohiavocampo. >> reporter: it started when he swiped right and found michelle. >> everybody i matched with, they had the same exact photo. their fingers
and they're in the mirror. she had pictures of her friends and adventures and where she traveled. >> reporter: mustering up some courage he sent her a message. >> hey, michelle. >> reporter: and then he waited and waited some more until two months later. >> hey, sorry, my phone died. >> reporter: thus began one of the most unusual courtships in online dating. both coming up with more and more creative excuses for their delays. two months later? >> hey, sorry. i was in the shower. >> reporter: seven months later? >> i apologize for just getting back to you. i've had a busy week. >> reporter: i don't wa >> i don't want you to think i'm rude, midterms are coming up. sorry i've not been too quick to respond. >> reporter: it was when josh post there had exchange on twitter their flirtatious wanter
liking it. >> i had 750 followers at the time. i expected my family and fraternity brothers to appreciate it and in six days i had 20,000 followers. >> reporter: of course tinder took notice, flying the two to new york to meet for the first time on good morning america. >> three, two, one! >> it's great to finally meet you. >> it's the greatest meeting in the whole world. but in truth, you can't know that 5 million people are going to watch you hug her for the first time and not feel weird. >> definitely, that is the weirdest way i've ever met someone, but, you know. >> reporter: tinder offered to fly them anywhere in the world for their first date. thinking bold, they chose hawaii, a long way to go for a tinder date. have you been surprised by the attention this has gotten? >> aol
surprise is not a big enough word. it's been crazy. i'm completely shocked by how many people all over the world and people in my own life that are reaching out to us and sharing their experiences and where they've seen it and how they heard about us and sharing it with their friends. it's been so shocking that so many people are so excited about it. >> reporter: what are you looking forward to? >> putting my feet in the sand. it doesn't matter if we are posted in a cardboard box. i know we are going to have fun >> it's going to and amazing time. >> that's one way to do it. how interested in each other can they possibly be if they were waiting months. >> if they took that long. that's the thing. many of these apps, it's all about the right now, right nearby. so for them to have taken so many years, maybe it might be an everlasting thing. >> well, it was an everlasting wait for each
time now for the mix, and we start with science on our side. the researchers from the university of exeter, forget about trying to cure cancer, forget about trying to cure aids, they, instead, are experimenting with alcohol. they have found it improves our memory. >> well, yes, it does. well, then. >> so they -- >> sign me up. >> who has that behind the desk? >> who doesn't? >> i mean, you should have red, obviously. >> whoa, whoa. how did you get that? >> anyway, they split up two groups of people and gave them a memory game. in the end, people who were drinking
than the people who were sober. >> in order to help our memories, we should finish what's left in the bottle? >> who would be two people who were supposed to testify in public before the senate and are no longer doing so? >> paul manafort and don jr. >> that's exactly what i was going to say. >> well done, jack. well done, jack. >> i'm loaded back here. i'm loaded. >> drench ink up more. >> who sang the song "everlasting love" that we had just now. >> barry gibb. >> andy gibb. >> man! how long did that dinner couple wait to meet in person. >> three hours. that was my tinder date. >> so much for that study. >> this will help our memory, we swear.
juice. >> we're going to keep drinking up. this is probably the key to having this kind of body. this young man here in singapore. >> i bet he has a terrible memory. >> he's a fitness model. he probably does. how old do you think he is? >> 32. >> 25. >> yeah. i mean, with a body like that. he's actually 50 years old. >> what? >> he's a singaporean photographer and model. >> no, he's not. >> here he is. stop. he says the key to having a body like he does is to work out. >> and never eat? >> and to have a baby face. >> wow. >> thanks that's really helpful. >> on to somebody going for a different look, remember rapunzel, throwing her hair down from a tower? here's woman who has not cut her hair in 14 y
this morning on "world news now." the rocky road ahead for the senate health care bill after a tie-breaking vote by the vice president to get the process going. the bill failed its first litmus test overnight. so what lies ahead? as support wanes on the floor. and new reaction after president trump speaks at the boy scout jamboree that's raised quite a few eyebrows. critics are blasting the president for political grandstanding. and new this half hour, the tragedy at a summer camp. >> the parents now living a nightmare after their 5-year-old son drowned after stopping to eat lunch by a water fall. the unlicensed camp now shut down.