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lams into a house, killing three on board. how the family living inside the residence survived escaping just as their home went up in flames. more attacks along the shoreline this weekend. sharks going after swimmers. one teenager raced to the hospital with serious injuries from shark bites. swimmers already staying out of the water. she's back! jen jackson making her way back in the spotlight. and diddy taking a tumble on stage. we'll have all the big moments in "the skinny" on this monday, june 29th.
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>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it was a very very long show the b.e.t. awards. it kept going and going and going. atty labelle came on the stage near the end. it was beautiful. the tribute to janet jackson by ciara was amazing. >> i look forward to seeing the highlights later this half hour. >> to see diddy take a tumble what more could you ask for? we're going to get started on a serious note this morning with that dangerous escaped killer who is now being treated at an albanny, new york hospital this morning. this was the scene just moments after david sweat was taken into custody in upstate new york. >> this capture ends a three-week manhunt which involved hundreds of law enforcement officers. abc's linzie janis reports from the small town where the search for sweat ended. >> reporter: it's all over. the search party cheering the capture of david sweat.
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>> the nightmare is finally over. >> reporter: the escaped killer manages to elude authorities for weeks, even outlasting his partner in crime, richard matt. >> mr. sweat is in custody, he's in stable condition. and we -- let's give a big round of applause to the men and women of law enforcement. >> ambulance to stage at my station from malone place -- >> reporter: david sweat shot and seriously wounded in upstate new york. seen here being transported to the hospital. now under lock and guard. authorities' predictions finally coming true. >> i would say that we will have a break in this case sometime in the next 24 or 48 hours. something's going to give. he's going to make a mistake. >> reporter: the finale two days after that other killer richard matt was cornered and fatally shot. >> one guy down. >> reporter: sweat captured 15 miles north of where matt went down and just a mile and a half from the canadian border. the trail heating up again when
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authorities found sweat's dna a mile from where matt was shot. but the search getting more treacherous as the region was drenched by rain. finally that break just after 3:00 p.m. a new york state police sergeant spotting sweat walking near a road ordering sweat to stop shooting him when he started running away. residents here putting away their guns and breathing a sigh of relief. sweat was shot in a field off of this local road about two and a half miles behind me. forensic investigators processing the scene. linzie janis, abc news constable, new york. now to a deadly plane crash rattling a quiet residential neighborhood in massachusetts. a small private plane slammed into a house last night about 30 miles south of boston. setting the home on fire with the family inside. all three people on board the plane were killed. a couple and their two children actually managed to epskad. as the flames engulfed their home. the plane had taken off from lancaster, pennsylvania. the pilot reported engine
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trouble minutes before the crash. federal investigators are still scouring the crash site in alaska where a sightseeing plane went down thursday, killing all nine people board. the ntsb says it's still too soon to tell what caused the crash in the remote mountainous area near the city of ketchikan. the pilot of the float plane was on a shore excursion with eight passengers from the holland america cruise ship. overseas hundreds are still in the hospital after fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music festival in taiwan. the fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage. most of the victims suffered burns. at least five people including employees and technicians, have been arrested in connection with that incident. back at home the search for answers on right now following an explosion that destroyed a supply rocket which was headed to the international space station. the crew orbiting the earth right now is not in danger we're told but that doesn't
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mean yesterday's failure will go unexplained. abc's clayton sandell for us. >> and liftoff of the spacex falcon 9 rocket. >> reporter: the 139 seconds everything was fine. then suddenly the unmanned spacex rocket explodes in midair. more than 4,000 pounds of food student experiments, and science cargo nasa calls critical to space station research splashing into the atlantic. the cause is under investigation. >> two, one -- >> reporter: spacex overall has a successful record launching six missions to the station as part of a $1.6 billion nasa contract. the failure is the third recent sa play mission that lacked the right stuff. in october, a rocket launched by orbital scientists exploded on takeoff. >> oh god! >> reporter: in april, a russian cargo ship failed spinning out of control before falling back to earth. astronaut scott kelly just a few
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months into his year-long stay on the international space station tweeting space is hard. >> never had three accidents with three different systems. and that raises some concerns i would think in terms of manning the station and supplying the station. >> reporter: publicly nasa says it isn't worried. there are two more supply missions this summer. even if those fail too, kelly and his crew mates have enough food and water to last until october. russia will launch the next resupply mission this thursday. but sources tell us if that russian ship fails again, nasa will have to consider delaying the launch of three new astronauts in july. that mission would double the number of people on board to six. clayton sandell, abc news denver. another influx of migrants reached italy after a dangerous voyage from africa. nearly 3,000 people were rescued in the mediterranean yesterday from 21 boats and rubber dinghies launched by libyan smugglers. they were picked up by the
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italian coast guard and military ships from other european countries. they're among 60,000 migrants brought to italian ports this year alone, many of them fleeing wars and poverty. severe weather impacting 11 million people in the nation's midsection right now. the threat of a tornado in st. louis drove fans at the cardinals/cubs game from the stands and delayed the game nearly two hours. the area did get at least two tornados but the cardinals managed to beat the cubs 4-1. abc's rob marciano has more on the extreme weather. >> reporter: incredible images of tornados this weekend. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: at least 19 reported, 16 alone in north dakota. >> oh my -- wow. >> reporter: no significant damage. heavy rains contributing to this frightening scene near frederick, maryland. these girls cling to each other as rapids rage around them. needing to be hoisted out by helicopter. the boat they were in swept over the dam. the adult driving did not
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survive. and two deaths outside of d.c. authorities investigating whether a sump pump in a flooded basement electrocuted a mother and daughter. >> water and electricity are a dangerous combination. >> reporter: and thunderstorms in the desert southwest blowing this massive dust storm in phoenix, lightning in that state killing one person. in colorado as many as 16 injured by a lightning strike on this mountain southwest of denver. >> more thunderstorms with more lightning expected throughout the week. the heat out west continues for the second day in a row. spokane reaching an all-time record for the month of june a few degrees cooler there. across the desert southwest as well. severe weather on monday minneapolis, louisville cincinnati and the ohio river valley. more of us are expected to hit the road next weekend for fourth of july of course. more people than since before the recession. aaa says 85% of the 42 million traveling will be driving. the economy's stronger than ever
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before and consumers are more confident about it. and gasoline is fairly cheap. a gallon almost $1 less than this time last year. holts and airfare though are slightly up. i filled up in new jersey. $2.59. >> that's a bargain. good deal. and you didn't have to pump it yourself. >> that's right. that's the big part. okay so not gasoline but talking about solar power. and a solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel has taken off once again. >> the solar impulse 2 is finally heading for hawaii this morning after an unscheduled month-long stop in japan because of bad weather. there's only one pilot on board for the 120-hour flight to hawaii. >> the journey originated in china and this is the longest leg so far. it's considered risky because there is no place to land in case of emergency. >> actually powered by more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings. that's how it gets its power.
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>> and still able to do it overnight. >> they're rechargeable. that's why it allows it to fly. but still, wow. >> i'm a geek. i follow them. solarimpulse.com. they're off the coast of japan. not really a 747, not moving that quickly at all. but you can track them. coming up janet jackson honored at last night's b.e.t. awards. the tribute to the superstar and the big highlights. this past weekend, more shark attacks as swimmers take to the beach. why this summer is turning into shark season. you're watching "world news now." this kid makes stains like you would not believe. so when we had him we bought one of those he washing machines just trying to keep up. but that thing ran forever. turns out it wasn't the machine it was our detergent. so we switched to tide turbo clean and now we get way cleaner clothes way faster. which is so appreciated. make a mess.
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welcome back. perhaps we should call this the start of our shark week on "world news now." starting with a couple of guys paddle boarding in the pacific ocean off huntington beach, california. right, in the water? >> ai-yi-yi. >> a couple of great young whites. the guys calmly paddle around with them just kind of hanging out. one of them sits down and dangles his legs in the water. >> that would not have been me putting my legs in the water. >> a couple of bros that's what we do. and there was a lot more excitement on the outer banks of north carolina as a shark was caught and hauled ashore eventually placed back in the water where it swam away seemingly unharmed. humans got the upper hand in that shark attack on the north carolina beach. saturday a shark bit a swimmer. >> what's behind the surge? abc's mary bruce reports on the string of attacks and one theory about why they might be
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happening. >> reporter: another teen recovering from injury after another vicious shark attack in north carolina. an 18-year-old raced to the hospital late saturday with rights to his right leg and both hands. now in serious condition. the sixth time in less than three weeks that visitors to north carolina's beaches have been violently attacked by the deadly predators. june 14 the, two shark attacks in close proximity both teenage victims losing limbs. one of those victims, 16-year-old hunter treshel. telling abc news exclusively about the moment he came face-to-face with the shark. >> i saw the shark on my left arm. it was halfway up my bicep. just attached. then it wasn't attached anymore. >> reporter: and on friday a 47-year-old father attacked as he scrambled to get children out of the water. why so many attacks in north carolina? some experts believe fishing which is permitted on north carolina's beaches, is to blame. >> don't swim around piers.
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don't swim when people are fishing. >> reporter: several of the recent attacks have occurred close to piers. and now there are calls to ban shark fishing from north carolina's beaches, a move that has already been taken by many other vacation spots along the east coast. mary bruce, abc news rockaway beach, new york. >> frightening times in the waters out there. >> that's right. when we come back it's why skinny" time what a night at the b.e.t. awards. >> what a tribute to janet jackson and diddy and a stagecraft malfunction. "the skinny" up next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back. "the skinny" this morning, the 20th annual b.e.t. awards. great performances all night. but especially a terrific music and dance tribute to janet jackson for making a comeback after a few years away. janet awarded the ultimate icon music dance visual prize. the audience cheering her on even though she didn't perform. >> yeah that's ciara you saw dancing. janet walked onstage to standing ovation. smokey robinson honored first with a musical tribute from the likes of robin thicke and ne-yo. cheers and the whole audience joining in with them.
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>> diddy was there with a memory of hits and friends celebrating the 20th year of his bad boy label. but then this moment falling through a hole in the stage. ai-yi-yi. he quickly recovered. where did that holcomb from? come on. >> there's a rumor it came from the ucla football coach. >> oh! >> that's a rumor. and the best artist award went to sam smith but he wasn't this. cohost anthony anderson star of the tv show on abc "black-ish," joking sam wasn't there because, well he's white, he didn't think he could win. anderson even dressing up like sam in a wig and a blue suit and singing a version of "stay with me." >> looks like a good time was had by all. >> it's a good show. joining the pride celebrations in new york this weekend, caitlyn jenner showing up at a party downtown to a cheering chanting welcome. >> caitlyn as we've never seen her before. in a new promo for her tv show. here's a look.
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>> we're going to talk about everything. we're going to do a lot of fun things for the first time. we're going to go shopping for the first time. maybe even some boy stuff like ride a motorcycle. because us girls do that too. >> the eight-part don't care docu series premiering on the e! network next month. one of the biggest celebrity mashups you could imagine. hollywood royalty meeting british royalty. friday prince william and duchess kate had special guests over to kensington palace for tea. brad and angelina jolie. the palace revealing the two couples voiced their shared concern about the illegal wildlife trade. >> only to be a fly on that wall. no official word on whether any of the children were present but there are reports that prince george put in an appearance and there's word that brangelina did show up with a gift for his new little sister charlotte. >> talk about super hot celebrity play date. we don't know if the children got together.
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>> all we need is beyonce and jay-z there as well. >> totally. >> it's like "us weekly" overload. >> might be too much for the queen to join too. and maverick is coming back. news that a "top gun" sequel is in the works 30 years after the original. and tom cruise will reprise his career-defining role as the navy pilot maverick. >> producers are saying "top gun 2" will reflect the world we live in today with drone technology and the end of the era of dogfights and fighter pilots. but they promised that maverick will prove that drones and high-tech equipment are still no match for real pilots. >> who said dogfights were over? >> no, we can't have it over. i wonder if the rest of the cast will join in. >> i want you to know i always got your six. >> i wasn't born when the movie came out. >> you weren't born? you never saw "top gun"? a tragedy. just get the next half hour and go watch it. >> we'll do it. coming up "amazing grace."
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finally this half hour we want to take a look back at that startling and frankly moving moment in charleston. president obama breaking out with a hymn at the funeral for a slain pastor a victim of racial hatred. >> stepping in at that moment the church organist who gave wings to that song. abc's tom llamas has the story. ♪ amazing grace ♪
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>> reporter: that unforgettable moment when president obama chose to heal a nation after the charleston church shooting not with a speech but with a song. and that church organ somehow kicking in just at the right time. ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> reporter: we couldn't see charles miller but we could hear him. ♪ i once ♪ >> my organ playing wasn't planned with the white house. it was impromptu. >> reporter: the 33-year-old musician invited to play at the funeral service of his friend reverend clementa pinckney says he didn't take his cue from the president, but from a higher power. >> i just kind of let the lord lead me at that time. >> reporter: in church lingo it's called backing the preacher up. so miller took a bold step and decided to back the president up. >> he started singing "amazing grace." and i just came in right behind him. ♪ saved a wretch like me ♪
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>> reporter: but there was one thing this organ player was terrified of doing -- ruining the moment. >> i definitely didn't want to be the person who drowned the president out. >> reporter: instead, he lifted the president up. helping lift his community along the way. >> i believe that the whole entire world in those few moments came together. i believe there was some healing that took place. >> so powerful. who knew. and backing the preacher up i love that. >> i didn't know that's a term. it's a very familiar thing in many black churches. you get chills still listening to that powerful moment. >> to be at an ame church on sunday morning. incredible.
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good morning. i'm rina 99 than. >> i'm kendis gibson in for t.j. holmes holmes. the prisoner recaptured in upstate new york is now in critical condition after being shot by a state trooper. authorities say david sweat was only a few miles from the canadian border when he was taken into custody. fiery crash. a small plane slams into a house south of boston killing all three people on board. the plane burst into flames and set the home on fire. but the family inside managed to escape safely. all greek banks of closed this morning and for the rest of the week because the country's debt crisis is coming to a head. withdrawals at atms are limited to $66, if you can find one with any cash at all. the solar-powered plane attempting to circle the planet
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without fuel is en route to hawaii the longest leg of the trip so far. it took off from japan after being grounded by bad weather for a month. those are some of the top stor is are this monday, june 20th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we're going to get started this half hour with the very latest on that recaptured prisoner. this image, take a look. just moments after david sweat was taken into custody. >> he is now in critical condition after two gunshot wounds to the chest. abc's philip mena reports from upstate new york. >> the scene is secure. >> reporter: captured. just two days after law enforcement gunned down his accomplice escaped convict david sweat is now in custody. >> took 22 days but we can now confirm mr. matt is deceased and the other escapee, mr. sweat, is in custody. he's in stable condition. >> reporter: 1,300 law
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enforcement officers swarmed upstate new york this weekend hot on sweat's trail. a source familiar with the investigation telling abc news the convicted killer's dna showed up on a piece of food about one mile from where a border agent killed fellow escapee richard matt on friday. investigators believed they had the second man trapped inside their perimeter. sweat made it less than 50 miles from the prison in the three weeks since the escape. the source says friday's showdown with his accomplice came after richard matt coughed, alerting officers to his location. >> members engaged subject matt who was hidden in the woods, and following engagement with him verbally a u.s. border patrol agent fired his weapon, killing subject matt. >> reporter: the autopsy revealed matt died from three bullet wounds to the head. he had bug bites, blusters and abrasions on his lower legs consistent with someone living in the woods for three weeks. a source also says officers found whiskey nearby. but it's unknown if he was
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drunk. toxicology results are still pending. police believe the two men were still traveling together before matt died. not far from bob willett's cabin. he told us he called police after discovering some items missing. >> binoculars and two pairs of boots. and a bottle of rum. >> reporter: information that provided a critical break in the case. now investigators can see if david sweat will fill in the gaps. and thankfully no law enforcement was hurt. all of this happening just a mile and a half away from the canadian border. philip mena abc news malone new york. >> this morning david sweat is in an albanny trauma center. he was rushed there last night. our coverage continues live in washington. what are we hearing about sweat's condition right now? >> at last check, i can tell you that he was listed as critical condition. we know that a team of considers is watching over sweat right now as well as a number of law enforcement officers making sure that he stays put.
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as we mentioned, yes, he took two shots to the torso. we do expect him to undergo surgery. we don't know when that will happen. but after he took those two shots he's still listed as critical. >> okay of course they were on the run for three weeks, but what led to sweat's capture and is anyone at this point being credited? >> reporter: ken dis, this story is really ending as incredible as it started, i should say, because we know there were a lot of twists and turns in this one. the way it ended, a veteran officer with the new york state police he spotted him walking, david sweat, he spotted him walking along the road. and then when sweat spotted him, reportedly he made a run. he made a beeline for the treeline. and that officer who is a firearms instructor this is the man you wanted to make that shot. he took a shot at sweat and he hit him twice. he fell right before that treeline and he was able to take him into custody. he's a veteran officer who as i mentioned is a firearm
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instructor and he's one who had that eagle eye to spot this man along that roadway. >> i can't get over the clever tactics these escapees used. police said they did a lot of things to throw them off. what are some of the things they did? >> pepper spray. you know from the picnic table as you're going on a picnic you get the salt and pepper or somehow they managed to get this pepper and they used it. we know they had access to campgrounds. and some food and alcohol we're also hearing. and even firearms. they were able to use this pepper this table pepper and along the way, along the trail, they were able to use this to throw off the scent of the dogs. governor andrew cuomo said last night that they had trouble tracking these men, and now we know why. >> very crafty on their part. kenneth multon reporting from washington, d.c., we appreciate it. overseas another influx of refugees have reached italy
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after a dangerous voyage from africa. nearly 3,000 people were rescued in the mediterranean yesterday from 21 boats and rubber dinghies launched from libya. they. >> were picked up by the military ship friday several european countries. they're among 60,000 refugees brought to italy this year alone, many fleeing war and poverty. gay pride parades across the country were especially jubilant this year after the supreme court legal ruling legalizeing same-sex marriage. millions packed the streets, overjoyed revelers waving rainbow flags and holding up signs in support of celebration of equality of marriage. the supreme court wrapping up its current term today, expected to release three more decisions. the justices are expected to rule on whether oklahoma's lethal injection policy constitutes cruel and unusual punishment after several botched executions. they're also considering independent redistricting commissions aimed at reducing partisan politics and drawing
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congressional districts. also on the table, whether the epa acted responsibility in refusing to consider costs in regulating certain emissions from electric utilities. >> busy term busy last day. wild weather in many parts of the country. thunderstorms in the southwest. not only brought lightning and rain, but get this, dust storms. there were warnings last night that visibility could drop to less than a mile. drivers were advised to pull over when a dust storm hits. some major highways were closed briefly. wither in the phoenix area returns to normal this week. not so much for the rest of the country. >> accuweather's justin poefic joins us with the forecast. >> thanks and good morning. the northeast will be drying out. that's good news for the afternoon. midweek there could be a few more showers but if we want to talk about high-impact weather it's going to be the north plains into the midwest. tuesday, wednesday, thursday i think there will be numerous downpours and the potential for some severe weather.
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blazing heat continues in the northwest with high fire danger over much of oregon and washington. and right through the july fourth weekend we're expecting numerous frontal boundaries and storm systems to work their way from the north plains into the middle atlantic states. that means multiple opportunities for wet weather and travel delays. dry most day in the northwest where it's going to be hot and sultry in the south. >> our thanks to justin. a sad passing to tell you about this morning. chris squire the bassist of the rock band yes, has passed away. yes might be best known for its 1983 number one hit "owner of a lonely heart." squire was the only member of the band to perform on every one of its albums. he announced last month he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia. squire passed away saturday in phoenix. he was 67 years old. >> such an '80s tune. the latest on joanie mitchell's medical condition. a representative confirms mitchell suffered an aneurysm but he denies reports she's
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unable to speak. mitchell was admitted to the hospital at the end of march and stayed there for several weeks. but the rep says she's back home now and expected to make a full recovery. so get this. two missing divers have been rescued off the coast of texas after a three-hour search. a coast guard rescue helicopter plucked the two drivers out of the gulf of mexico. this is 16 miles off the coast of san jose island. the captain of their dive boat sounded the alarm after the two were more than 40 minutes overdue. they were found more than six miles off-course. oh my favorite story. the u.s. national women's soccer team is in montreal ahead of tomorrow night's world cup semifinal against germany. there was rain that kept the team inside for a practice session yesterday. they go into tomorrow's match full of confidence. coming off their best performance of the tournament. a 1-0 quarterfinal win over china friday night. the victory over the germans means they'll play in the finals next sunday against either japan
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or england. boy, it is coming down to the wire. >> you're all pumped. >> i am pumped and i have full confidence in these ladies. >> they're doing very well. you've presented plenty of world records on the broadcast. some have merits others -- they're ridiculous. >> attempted by some man known as burning joe toddling fits into the ridiculous category. over the weekend he was pulled about 500 yards behind a horse while on fire of course. >> but that wasn't enough. then burning joe got turned around and pulled in the opposite direction by an all-terrain vehicle. in total he was pulled the length of nearly 11 football fields. >> both are thought to be world records. he says they will be his last because he's promised his wife he won't be trying stuff like that again. >> why would you even do it in the first place? >> jack is very excited about this one. >> mrs. joe is not very happy about it. she's seen the video and she's like looking for a divorce
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court. >> yeah. he's been training for this believe it or not for four months. >> let's set jack ablaze. >> we'll send jack over there for the next one. topping that stunt with another one. taking you to the top of a redwood tree. meet the rock climber who's going to go where nobody else has gone. and credit scamming by skimming. the device that steals your info when you're using it at your favorite store or restaurant. what you should be looking out for. you're watching "world news now." ♪ music throughout ♪ unlike ordinary diapers, pampers has three absorbent layers to stay up to three times drier. so your baby can sleep soundly all night. wishing you love sleep and play.
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used to do. >> some of the newer devices actually use a cell phone network to transmit the data. >> reporter: how can you protect yourself against this high-tech thievery? if you're going to a fast food restaurant whether in town or on the road when traveling, go inside to pay. to ensure no one is using a skimming device. >> reporter: monitor your credit card statements closely and often. if there are bogus charges report them as soon as possible. >> i get which a. >> it is really frightening. it's becoming more prevalent and easy for them to do. >> little devices, you can attach them anywhere. reaching the heights. the man climbing to the top of the redwoods. and a feat of stamina. and a work of science. you're watching "world news now."
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for a guy who conquers mountains with his fingertips -- >> definitely climbing but it's definitely not rock climbing. >> reporter: chris sharma is reputed to be one of the world's best rock climbers. but even for him ascending these giants is a mind-blowing challenge. it's a journey a year in the making taking him thousands of miles from his home in spain back to his roots in northern california. >> these trees soar big that it's actually like you're on the side of a cliff. nothing to stand on or pull on. it's all about opposition and kind of just squeezing as hard as i can. >> reporter: time to ditch the ropes. chris sharma begins the daunting redwood free climb from the very bottom. to ensure no harm comes to the tree he's designed special foot wear. >> i kind of had this moment where it was kind of a blank stare at the wall where it's trying to find the hand hold. >> reporter: halfway, he starts to lose his footing. >> oh buddy!
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>> it's an amazing tree. the bark is solid. everything's there. but it's a really challenging climb. >> reporter: and the pressure's on because he's not alone. chris is out here in these woods with tree biologists from uc berkeley. >> every tree has a limit. every species has a limit. and we want to know how are these responding how might they respond if droughts continue in the future in california? >> reporter: they'll be putting chris' climbing skills to work collecting samples from the very top to study the health of the redwoods. there's even a full production crew from red bull here to capture this record-setting attempt. >> it's humbling you know? i guess i didn't think it would be that hard. >> reporter: eventually they decide switching trees is too much of a risk. now chris is even more determined to climb the original giant he set out for. it's time to try it once again. >> bit by bit start to piece it together you start to find this flow. it's this amazing thing that
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requires so much effort so much precision. >> reporter: the higher chris climbs though he faces the same challenge as last time. the bark just becomes too hard to grip. it's a humbling experience. but chris decides to continue the climb in sections picking up where he left off. finally able to wedge his way up to its majestic canopy. i'm rob marciano in eureka california. >> wow. what a feat huh? >> yeah the view from up there, absolutely spectacular. i'm disappointed rob marciano did not climb with him. put of course you know these redwood trees are the tallest trees in all of the world. so for any sort of athlete, extreme athlete like this guy is this is a pinnacle for them to be able to make it up there. >> i like that it's more than just an extreme athlete here. it's also about learning a little bit more about the redwoods and the fact that they're getting stuff and bringing it down to learn a little bit more which is also great. >> and not damaging the trees along the way. >> that's right. coming up the high school
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finally, a star high school student getting her diploma this weekend. and there was one special person
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cheering her on in the crowd. >> yeah somebody who has been cheering her on since day one from inside the very halls of her high school. abc's john donvan has the story. >> reporter: it's the season for this kind of hug. a high school graduate and her proud dad who just moments earlier inside here at wilson magnet high school had been giving the valedictorian speech. she thanked her parents who had journeyed far for this day to happen. >> my parents, jamal and ribeda made their way -- made their way to rochester new york from ethiopia in the '80s and '90s. >> reporter: what they didn't say because everyone here knows is who her dad is the head janitor in the school escaped life as a teenage soldier in ethiopia in the 1980s and came to the u.s. unable to read or write, until he taught himself. and then starting a family. biftu is the oldest of his four kids and she made clear what an
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inspiration her dad and mom have been. >> i have the best dad you could imagine. >> reporter: she's going to barnard college planning to be a doctor. she's not the only grad in her family. her dad even working here earned a bachelor's degree. they have this in common, knowing what it feels like to graduate because some journeys happen over generations. john donvan abc news washington. >> what a beautiful way to end this half hour. >> what a fantastic story they have. and she was not only the valedictorian of any high school. wilson magnet consistently ranked as one of the top high schools in all of this country. >> is that right. >> so it's beautiful. great achievement. >> congratulations to her and her family.
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this morning on "world news now," two caught. the second escaped inmate captured alive but in critical condition as we learn more about how he evaded police and that moment he was finally taken down. airport alert. thieves disguised as travellers helping themselves to your luggage. the brazen theft caught on camera. what you need to know to keep your baggage safe. words of wisdom from an unlikely source. convicted killer "whitey" bulger responding to a letter from three teenage girs. their school project now offering a glimpse into the mind of one of the country's most notorious gangsters. move over "magic mike." it's time for regular mike to take the stage. who needs a six-pack ab when you can iron clothes and give a world-class back rub? how these dad bod heroes are
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taking out the magic guys. it's monday june 29th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson in for t.j. holmes. days ahead of the opening of "magic mike" guys out there are feeling a little pudgy looking at that video. >> a lot of people excited about that release. >> it is going to be a good movie. a lot of hype regarding that movie. let's get started with the big news. big news. a lot of people can be at ease and have a good night's sleep tonight. we're talking of course about the recaptured prisoner who is now in critical condition. he arrived last night at a hospital in albany new york where doctors say david sweat is still being evaluated. it's unclear whether he'll need surgery. >> this brings an end to the three-week hunt for sweat and richard matt who was killed last night. abc's kenneth moten joins us live with the very latest.
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>> reporter: kendis and rina good morning. yes, david sweat is being watched over right now by doctors and of course police in that secure location of the albany medical center. officials there say they expect he will be there for several days. wounded but alive. convicted murderer and prison escapee david sweat is back in custody in albany, new york after three weeks on the run. >> yay! >> thank you. >> reporter: applause and cheers greeted governor andrew cuomo. >> the nightmare is finally over. >> reporter: residents showed their appreciation for law enforcement too. >> congrats to law enforcement, they're doing an excellent job. >> reporter: new york state police say the takedown happened off a local roadway. sergeant jay cook a loan on routine patrol spotted sweat, who started to run. the officer then reportedly opened fire bringing the escapee down. >> give me an ambulance to stage at my station from malone place. >> reporter: sweat shot twice in the torso transported to the hospital by ambulance. police believe he was with
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fellow escapee richard matt until just recently as indicated by this photo taken by a trail camera wednesday. they may have also discovered how the killers avoided capture for so long. dna found on a pepper shaker. >> we believe that possibly these two males were using pepper to throw the scent off of the dogs who were tracking them. >> reporter: the dramatic finale took place a mile and a half from the canadian border and 30 miles from the prison where those two killers staged their brazen escape. sunday's capture bringing closure to a community for weeks now on high alert. law enforcement officers say it's marcremarkable no innocent bystanders were hurt during this ordeal adding there's no reason matt and sweat wouldn't have killed again. >> unbelievable. it's incredible. i never heard of pepper. the lengths they went to. what do we know about the secure facility where sweat is being treated? >> reporter: we know this is where a number of prisoners and inmates have been held before
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because if they need to be treated they take them to that location. it's a very secure location. we understand there are about ten rooms for ten patients to be treated there. it's lock in lock out. there are a number of law enforcement officers watching over this man right now. as you would imagine. because they want to make sure that even though he's in critical condition, we heard, they want to make sure he stays right there. >> absolutely understandably. what are we learning about that hero cop, the one that took down sweat? >> reporter: sergeant jay cook. kendis there have been a lot of twists and turns in this entire ordeal. i can tell you this is the man you wanted to take that shot. he's a firearms instructor sergeant jay cook who spotted him. he spotted him running toward the treeline. he knew that was the opportunity if he wanted to get him, he had to get him then and there. he took that shot. he took a couple of shots and fired, hitting him right in the torso. >> incredible response. and congrates to the police department there. abc's kenneth moton reporting live, thanks so much.
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nasa says the three-man crew on board the international space station is in no danger of running out of supplies despite the explosion of rockets carrying supplies. that explosion happened just over two minutes into the rocket's flight from cape canaveral, florida, yesterday morning. more than 5,200 pounds of cargo were on board the spacex rocket. the company's ceo elon musk says the explosion resulted from the pressure in a liquid oxygen tank getting too high. there is the third space station cargo mission to fail in eight months. another funeral is being held in charleston south carolina for one of the nine victims of the church massacre. myra thompson will be laid to rest a day after mourners packed ame emanuel to pay final respects to the doctor. the 49-year-old minister and mother of daughter remembered for her kindness and powerful singing voice. earlier vice president biden made a surprise appearance at the church referring to the recent death of his son he told the congregation that he came to draw strength from them. some chilling new images
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following friday's isis-inspired beach attack in tunisia which killed at least 38 people. they show the gunman calmly walking away after the carnage, carrying the rifle he used to target foreign-looking tourists sparing the stunned locals who watched him. moments later, he begins to run toward a road where police killed him. authorities there are searching for any possible accomplices. they have got the word out for people to look out for. on the heels of that attack in tunisia and others in france and kuwait american officials say there is "great concern" over the threat of terror here in the u.s. ahead of the upcoming july fourth weekend. that is despite no specific or credible threat being identified. abc's pierre thomas reports. >> reporter: that attack in tunisia drawing close scrutiny at home. after isis claimed credit the fbi and homeland security warning law enforcement to be on alert for possible isis-inspired attacks during the week of
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fourth of july. there was a bulletin sent out to 18,000 law enforcement agencies urging vigilance. the concern real because isis has launched an unprecedented social media campaign blasting at least 90,000 messages per day worldwide urging mass murder. and using hip-hop to recruit the young. and videos with children to soften their image. >> what we're seeing with isis is really a new model for terrorism. the message is one of violence it's one of hate. and it's also a message to try to convince people to carry out attacks. >> reporter: in spons the fbi is conducting a broad campaign targeting suspected radicals. seven arrests in the last two weeks alone. among them a college student from queens who they say had been conducting surveillance on the george washington bridge. the fbi says al asama was studying to build a pressure cooker bomb like those used in the boston marathon attacks. >> i think the threat is the most significant we've faced
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since the september 11th attacks. >> pierre thomas abc news washington. international talks to stop iran's nuclear development will go beyond tomorrow's deadline. negotiations remain apart on issues including how much access iran should give to u.n. inspectors who would monitor the deal. and iran's foreign minister is leading the talks and returning home for consultations before returning to the table. all greek banks are closed today and the rest of the week. that and other emergency measures come after the european central bank decided not to expand emergency credit to greece. withdrawals at atms in greece are limited now to $66 per day. and many were already empty of cash last night. analysts warn the greek crisis is likely to result in wide swings on wall street. back at home at least five were killed by extreme weather over the weekend. in colorado, 15 people were struck by lightning in a recreation area west of denver. three of them taken to the hospital. one with serious injuries.
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a dog was also struck by lightning and died. the thunderstorm blew in fast and furious. there were more than a dozen lightning strikes in a short period about 500 feet below the summit of mt. bearstat. >> intense, you could hear it echoing off the valley walls. in conjunction with the hail pounding on us. it was unbelievable really. it was fearsome. >> some of the hikers were knocked unconscious. but all were able to walk off the mountain. colorado is one of the deadliest states for lightning strikes because youft door lifestyle. wacky weather, justin povic joins us with a look at weather. >> rina and kendis thanks and good morning. major heat continues to bake the northwest. that's the case today, tomorrow all midweek and late week, even into the fourth of july weekend. we're going to be breaking more records especially heading toward wednesday and thursday in interior portions of oregon and also washington. and here is the concern, along with the heat and dry thunderstorms it's going to be
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wildfire danger. on the opposite end of the spectrum we're looking at numerous showers and thunderstorms traversing the dakotas back into the ohio valley eventually getting back into the northeast. by the time we get to july fourth we're going to see frequent fronts and frequent opportunities for more storms and more travel dlats. reena and kendis back to you. now to three teenage girls in massachusetts who got more than they bargained for from a high school project. the project they were working on together was about a former boston crime boss james "whitey" bulger. >> it's a strange one here. as part of that project they wrote a letter to bulger who's serving life in a federal prison in florida. bulger's handwritten reply includes what might be considered some surprising admissions. >> my life was wasted and spent foolishly. i brought shame and suffering on my parents. >> i am a ninth grade dropout and took the wrong road. >> bulger was convicted two years ago on racketeering charges. that included playing a role in
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11 murders. he famously spent 16 years on the run before being captured in california in 2011. one other line in bulger's note says "i know only one thing for sure. if you want to make crime pay, go to law school." incredible. >> interesting. >> what a history project. >> it's an interesting admission from a guy who during the trial process was quite a fighter. when you had one of the government informants who was testifying during the trial, bulger would outright yell at him in not so good language. so to have him respond like that is interesting, 85-year-old. >> these are three 17-year-old students in a high school in lakeville. and they chose him for their national history day competition. >> okay. let's hope they don't have him for career day. wouldn't quite work. all right, coming up pride and politics. >> the supreme court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage prompted joyous celebrations of
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istanbul police in turkey firing tear gas, water cannons, and mass tick bullets against several thousand marching in a pride parade sunday. they were making their way to the city's central square when police moved to stop them. the government claimed it was forbidden to march during the muslim holy month of ramadan. but organizers said the authorities had never warned them of the prohibition before the event. here in the united states pride parades went off without a hitch. the mood was especially buoyant in the wake of the supreme court's same-sex marriage ruling. >> none of the republican candidates running for president approved the decision. abc's devin dwyer on pride and politics. >> reporter: an eruption of love pulsing through the streets of new york city, san francisco, and minneapolis. the stonewall inn where the gay rights movement began, a marriage of two men performed by new york's governor. >> you may kiss please. >> reporter: the presidential
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campaign trail, social conservatives aren't cheering the supreme court's decision. >> it was marriage redefinition. >> reporter: former governor mike huckabee saying the fight is not over. >> what about county clerks? should they issue same-sex marriage licenses? >> this if they have a conscientious objection i think they should be excused. >> reporter: all 16 republican candidates oppose the court's decision. the question is what should they do next? wisconsin governor scott walker and texas senator ted cruz want a constitutional amendment that allows states to reimpose their bans. with nationwide support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high some republicans signaling it's time to move on. >> it's the law of the land and we'll abide by it. >> reporter: same-sex marriage a reality facing gop candidates in every state where they campaign. devin dwyer abc news washington. >> i remember when the president came out and did that very famous interview with robin roberts announcing his support for gay marriage. i remember a white house official telling me they knew that the polls were changing in
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favor of this that this was an issue that the country had changed their opinion on. but you can't even imagine now. it says 61% oppose allowing individual states to prohibit same-sex marriage. the tide has really turned. >> it really has. and you've seen that on display throughout the country off the weekend where you had niagara falls, the white house, the london eye, all bathed in the rainbow colors. >> facebook. >> and facebook changing your profile. >> a lot of republican candidates haven't come out, haven't supported this. it sure takes the issue off the table for a lot of the them to have to worry about where to stand. they don't have to address it. >> we'll see, come next year. coming up airport baggage bandits. the undercover video showing how easy it is for thieves to make off with your luggage. and ahead our next half hour janet jackson stepping bab into the limelight. her big honor at the b.e.t. awards last night in l.a. >> we've got "skinny" janet too. >> you're watching "world news
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the high season of summer vacations kicks off with the long july fourth weekend and airport luggage thieves are ready. >> airports are cracking down on baggage bandits but there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your luggage safe. abc esaditty roy with the story. >> reporter: watch this man at the baggage claim in the seattle tacoma airport. he lifts the luggage out of the carousel and walks away. this couple in mere seconds grab a bag from the carousel and vanish. officials say they were among nine different people disguised as travelers but caught on camera stealing bags from this airport. authorities say they may be part of a theft ring targeting luggage. >> they're here all hours of the day. and sometimes when we get an individual that's done this multiple times, they will get a
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certain pattern that we will address. >> reporter: in 2009 authorities found at least 1,000 pieces of luggage at this arizona couple's home. the couple accused of going to the airport 60 times, stealing bags and never taking a flight. the two pleaded guilty. >> baggage theft from checked or carry-on bags is a big business. it's probably hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. >> reporter: while you may see cameras in baggage claim, what you won't find are airport employees checking bag tags before you leave. many airports and airlines cut those positions to save money. how do you protect yourself? get to the carousel before your bag arrives. that way you can get to it before thieves do. other tips don't use a black bag. it can easily be mistaken for someone else's. and invest in a gps tracker. they cost under $100 and go inside your luggage so your bags make it home with you. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles.
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>> yeah you can have a guy with six-pack abc or you can have one who can do -- >> clean the toilets, you got my attention, kendis you got my attention. >> regular mike. champion for all of us. >> well you know, a lot of people do -- when you're told not to do something you do it anyway right? an artist created a sculpture. he's from norway. he said, don't look into the eyes of this sculpture. and that's what happens when you do it. the sculpture squirts water. look at the reaction of people after they read the sign and still look directly directly -- kind of freaks them out a little bit, they're terrified. >> i have that same impact on the ladies at the bars. stare into their eyes and -- >> they run away this. >> they flow up. so this korean artist is well known. she won the 2011 winner of korea's got talent. and she surprise the quite a few
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ou this morning on "world news now," captured alive. the second escaped inmate taken down only miles from the canadian border. he's now in critical condition, taken to a hospital overnight. full details ahead. deadly crash. a plane slams into a house, killing three on board. how the family living inside the residence survived, escaping just as their home went up in flames. more attacks along the shoreline this weekend. sharks going after swimmers. one teenager raced to the hospital with serious injuries from shark bites. swimmers already staying out of the water. she's back! janet jackson making her way back into the spotlight at last night's b.e.t. awards. and diddy taking a tumble on stage. we'll have all the big moments in "the skinny" on this monday, june 29th. >> from abc news, this is "world
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news now." >> it was a very, very long show, the b.e.t. awards. it kept going and going and going. patti labelle came on stage near the end, it was beautiful. it was great seeing janet and the tribute to janet jackson by ciara was amazing. >> i look forward to seeing the highlights later this half hour. >> to see diddy take a tumble, what more could you ask for? >> oh! look forward to seeing everything. we're going to get started on a serious note this morning with that dangerous escaped killer who is now being treated at an albany, new york, hospital this morning. this was the scene just moments after david sweat was taken into custody in upstate new york. >> this capture ends a three-week manhunt which involved hundreds of law enforcement officers. abc's linzie janis reports from the small town where the search for sweat ended. >> reporter: it's all over. the search party cheering the capture of david sweat. >> the nightmare is finally
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over. >> reporter: the escaped killer manages to elude authorities for weeks, even outlasting his partner in crime, richard matt. >> mr. sweat is in custody, he's in stable condition. and we -- let's give a big round of applause to the men and women of law enforcement. >> ambulance to stage at my station from malone place -- >> reporter: david sweat shot and seriously wounded in upstate new york. seen here being transported to the hospital. now under lock and guard. authorities' predictions finally coming true. >> i would say that we will have a break in this case sometime in the next 24 or 48 hours. something's going to give. he's going to make a mistake. >> reporter: the finale two days after that other killer richard matt was cornered and fatally shot. >> one guy down. >> reporter: sweat captured 15 miles north of where matt went down and just a mile and a half from the canadian border. the trail heating up again when
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authorities found sweat's dna a mile from where matt was shot. but the search getting more treacherous as the region was drenched by rain. finally that break just after 3:00 p.m. a new york state police sergeant spotting sweat walking near a road, ordering sweat to stop, shooting him when he started running away. residents here putting away their guns and breathing a sigh of relief. sweat was shot in a field off of this local road about two and a half miles behind me. forensic investigators processing the scene. linzie janis, abc news, constable, new york. now to a deadly plane crash rattling a quiet residential neighborhood in massachusetts. a small private plane slammed into a house last night about 30 miles south of boston. setting the home on fire with the family inside. all three people on board the plane were killed. a couple and their two children actually managed to escape as the flames engulfed their home. the plane had taken off from lancaster, pennsylvania. the pilot reported engine trouble minutes before the
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crash. federal investigators are still scouring the crash site in alaska where a sightseeing plane went down thursday, killing all nine people board. the ntsb says it's still too soon to tell what caused the crash in the remote mountainous area near the city of ketchikan. the pilot of the float plane was on a shore excursion with eight passengers from the holland america cruise ship. overseas, hundreds are still in the hospital after fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music festival in taiwan. the fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage. most of the victims suffered burns. at least five people, including employees and technicians, have been arrested in connection with that incident. back at home, the search for answers on right now following an explosion that destroyed a supply rocket which was headed to the international space station. the crew orbiting the earth right now is not in danger, we're told, but that doesn't mean yesterday's failure will go
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unexplained. abc's clayton sandell for us. >> and liftoff of the spacex falcon 9 rocket. >> reporter: for 139 seconds everything was fine. then suddenly the unmanned spacex rocket explodes in midair. more than 4,000 pounds of food, student experiments, and science cargo nasa calls critical to space station research splashing into the atlantic. the cause is under investigation. >> two, one -- >> reporter: spacex overall has a successful record, launching six missions to the station as part of a $1.6 billion nasa contract. the failure is the third recent supply mission that lacked the right stuff. in october, a rocket launched by orbital scientists exploded on takeoff. >> oh, god! >> reporter: in april, a russian cargo ship failed, spinning out of control before falling back to earth. astronaut scott kelly just a few months into his year-long stay
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on the international space station tweeting, space is hard. >> now we've had three accidents with three different systems. and that raises some concerns, i would think, in terms of manning the station and supplying the station. >> reporter: publicly, nasa says it isn't worried. there are two more supply missions this summer. even if those fail too, kelly and his crewmates have enough food and water to last until october. russia will launch the next resupply mission this thursday. but sources tell us if that russian ship fails again, nasa will have to consider delaying the launch of three new astronauts in july. that mission would double the number of people on board to six. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. another influx of migrants reached italy after a dangerous voyage from africa. nearly 3,000 people were rescued in the mediterranean yesterday from 21 boats and rubber dinghies launched by libyan smugglers. they were picked up by the italian coast guard and military
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ships from other european countries. they're among 60,000 migrants brought to italian ports this year alone, many of them fleeing wars and poverty. severe weather impacting 11 million people in the nation's midsection right now. the threat of a tornado in st. louis drove fans at the cardinals/cubs game from the stands and delayed the game nearly two hours. the area did get at least two tornados but the cardinals managed to beat the cubs 4-1. abc's rob marciano has more on the extreme weather. >> reporter: incredible images of tornados this weekend. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: at least 19 reported, 16 alone in north dakota. >> oh my -- wow. >> reporter: no significant damage. heavy rains contributing to this frightening scene near frederick, maryland. these girls cling to each other as rapids rage around them. needing to be hoisted out by helicopter. the boat they were in swept over the dam. the adult driving did not survive.
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and two deaths outside of d.c. authorities investigating whether a sump pump in a flooded basement electrocuted a mother and daughter. >> water and electricity are a dangerous combination. >> reporter: and thunderstorms in the desert southwest blowing this massive dust storm in phoenix, lightning in that state killing one person. in colorado, as many as 16 injured by a lightning strike on this mountain southwest of denver. >> more thunderstorms with more lightning expected throughout the week. the heat out west continues for the second day in a row. spokane reaching an all-time record for the month of june, a few degrees cooler there. across the desert southwest as well. severe weather on monday, minneapolis/st. paul louisville, cincinnati, and the ohio river valley. more of us are expected to hit the road next weekend for fourth of july, of course. more people than since before the recession. aaa says 85% of the 42 million traveling will be driving. the economy's stronger than ever
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before and consumers are more confident about it. and gasoline is fairly cheap. a gallon almost $1 less than this time last year. hotels and airfare though are slightly up. i filled up in new jersey. $2.59. >> that's a bargain. good deal. and you didn't have to pump it yourself. >> that's right. that's the big part. okay, so not gasoline but talking about solar power. and a solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel has taken off once again. >> the solar impulse 2 is finally heading for hawaii this morning after an unscheduled month-long stop in japan because of bad weather. there's only one pilot on board for the 120-hour flight to hawaii. >> the journey originated in china and this is the longest leg so far. it's considered risky because there is no place to land in case of emergency. >> actually powered by more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings. that's how it gets its power. >> and still able to do it
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overnight. >> they're rechargeable. that's why it allows it to fly. but still, wow. >> i'm a geek. i follow them. i'm tracking them. solarimpulse.com. you can see where they're at. they're off the coast of japan. not really a 747, not moving that quickly at all. but you can track them. coming up, janet jackson honored at last night's b.e.t. awards. the tribute to the superstar and the big highlights. we've got them all. this past weekend, more shark attacks as swimmers take to the beach. why this summer is turning into shark season. you're watching "world news now." this kid makes stains like you would not believe. so when we had him we bought one of those he washing machines just trying to keep up. but that thing ran forever. turns out it wasn't the machine it was our detergent. so we switched to tide turbo clean and now we get way cleaner clothes way faster. which is so appreciated. make a mess.
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welcome back. perhaps we should call this the start of our shark week on "world news now." starting with a couple of guys paddle boarding in the pacific ocean off huntington beach, california. right, in the water? >> ai-yi-yi. >> a couple of great young whites. the guys calmly paddle around with them just kind of hanging out. one of them sits down and dangles his legs in the water. >> that would not have been me, putting my legs in the water. >> a couple of bros, that's what we do. and there was a lot more excitement on the outer banks of north carolina as a shark was caught and hauled ashore, eventually placed back in the water where it swam away seemingly unharmed. humans got the upper hand in that shark attack on the north carolina beach. saturday a shark bit a swimmer. >> what's behind the surge? abc's mary bruce reports on the string of attacks and one theory about why they might be happening.
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>> reporter: another teen recovering from injury after another vicious shark attack in north carolina. an 18-year-old raced to the hospital late saturday with bites to his right leg and both hands. now in serious condition. the sixth time in less than three weeks that visitors to north carolina's beaches have been violently attacked by the deadly predators. on june 14th two shark attacks in close proximity, both teenage victims losing limbs. one of those victims, 16-year-old hunter treshel. telling abc news exclusively about the moment he came face-to-face with the shark. >> i saw the shark on my left arm. it was halfway up my bicep. just attached. then it wasn't attached anymore. >> reporter: and on friday, a 47-year-old father attacked as he scrambled to get children out of the water. why so many attacks in north carolina? some experts believe fishing, which is permitted on north carolina's beaches, is to blame. >> don't swim around piers.
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don't swim when people are fishing. >> reporter: several of the recent attacks have occurred close to piers. and now there are calls to ban shark fishing from north carolina's beaches, a move that has already been taken by many other vacation spots along the east coast. mary bruce, abc news, rockaway beach, new york. >> frightening times in the waters out there. >> that's right. when we come back, it's why skinny" time, what a night at the b.e.t. awards. >> what a tribute to janet jackson and diddy and a stagecraft malfunction. "the skinny" up next. diddy and a stagecraft malfunction. "the ski
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back. "the skinny" this morning, the 20th annual b.e.t. awards. great performances all night. but especially a terrific music and dance tribute to janet jackson for making a comeback after a few years away. janet awarded the ultimate icon music dance visual prize. the audience cheering her on even though she didn't perform. >> yeah, that's ciara you saw dancing. janet walked onstage to standing ovation. smokey robinson honored first with a musical tribute from the likes of robin thicke and ne-yo. then with a lifetime achievement award. smoky belting out track"tracks of
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my tears." the audience joining in with him. >> diddy was there with a memory of hits and friends celebrating the 20th year of his bad boy label. but then this moment, falling through a hole in the stage. ai-yi-yi. he quickly recovered. where did that hole come from? come on. >> there's a rumor it came from the ucla football coach. >> oh! >> that's a rumor. and the best artist award went to sam submit but he wasn't there. cohost anthony anderson, star of the tv show on abc "black-ish," accepted for him. joking sam wasn't there because, well, he's white, he didn't think he could win. anderson even dressing up like sam in a wig and a blue suit and singing a version of "stay with me." >> looks like a good time was had by all. >> it's a good show. joining the pride celebrations in new york this weekend, caitlyn jenner, showing up at a party downtown to a cheering, chanting welcome. >> caitlyn as we've never seen her before. in a new promo for her tv show. here's a look. >> we're going to talk about everything.
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we're going to do a lot of fun things for the first time. we're going to go shopping for the first time. maybe even some boy stuff like ride a motorcycle. because girl dozen that too. >> the eight-part don't care docu series premiering on the e! network next month. >> hooks very interesting. really really good. one of the biggest celebrity mashups you could imagine. hollywood royalty meeting british royalty. friday prince william and duchess kate had special guests over to kensington palace for tea. brad and angelina jolie. the palace revealing the two couples discussed their shared concern about the illegal wildlife trade. >> only to be a fly on that wall. no official word on whether any of the children were present but there are reports that prince george put in an appearance and there's word that brangelina did show up with a gift for his new little sister charlotte. >> talk about super hot celebrity play date. we don't know if the children got together. sure looks like a lot of fun. >> all we need is beyonce and
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jay-z there as well. >> totally. >> it's like "us weekly" overload. >> might be too much for the queen to join too. and maverick is coming back. news that a "top gun" sequel is in the works 30 years after the original. and tom cruise will reprise his career-defining role as the navy pilot maverick. >> producers are saying "top gun 2" will reflect the world we live in today with drone technology and the end of the era of dogfights and fighter pilots. but they promised that maverick will prove that drones and high-tech equipment are still no match for real pilots. >> who said dogfights were over? come on. >> no, we can't have it over. i wonder if the rest of the cast will join in. >> i want you to know i always got your six. >> i missed that. i wasn't upon when the movie came out. >> you weren't born? you never saw "top gun"? a tragedy. just skip the next half hour and go watch it. >> we'll do it. coming up, "amazing grace." you remember that moment with the president.
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finally this half hour, we want to take a look back at that startling and frankly moving moment in charleston. president obama breaking out with a hymn at the funeral for a slain pastor, a victim of racial hatred. >> stepping in at that moment, the church organist who gave wings to that song. abc's tom llamas has the story. ♪ amazing grace ♪
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>> reporter: that unforgettable moment when president obama chose to heal a nation after the charleston church shooting not with a speech but with a song. and that church organ somehow kicking in just at the right time. ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> reporter: we couldn't see charles miller but we could hear him. ♪ i once ♪ >> my organ playing wasn't planned with the white house. it was impromptu. >> reporter: the 33-year-old musician invited to play at the funeral service of his friend reverend clementa pinckney says he didn't take his cue from the president, but from a higher power. >> i just kind of let the lord lead me at that time. >> reporter: in church lingo it's called backing the preacher up. so miller took a bold step and decided to back the president up. >> he started singing "amazing grace." and i just came in right behind him. ♪ saved a wretch like me ♪
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>> reporter: but there was one thing this organ player was terrified of doing -- ruining the moment. >> i definitely didn't want to be the person who drowned the president out. >> reporter: instead, he lifted the president up. helping lift his community along the way. >> i believe that the whole entire world in those few moments came together. i believe there was some healing that took place. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> so powerful. who knew. and backing the preacher up, i love that. >> i didn't know that's a term. it's a very familiar thing in many black churches. you get chills still listening to that powerful moment. >> to be at an ame church on sunday morning. incredible.
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making news in america this morning. dramatic takedown. the second escaped killer captured. new picture just in, as police tracked him down. plus the veteran state trooper who pulled the trigger, ending the massive manhunt. we're live with the latest. terror warning. a weekend of attacks in other countries. investigators in the u.s. sounding the alarm. the new concerns for the holiday weekend. deadly crash, a plane slamming into a home with people inside.and caught on camera. down goes diddy. he takes a nasty fall after the b.e.t. awards. >>

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