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good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. here are top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." california's wildfire battle is focused near sacramento. four major fires burning this morning. hundreds of families have been forced from their homes, more than 1,000 others ready to go. full details in a moment. gone too soon. bobbi kristina brown has died at the age of 22. the only child of whitney houston and bobby brown lost in a tragedy eerily similar to one that claimed the life of her mom just three years ago. president obama becoming the first president sitting president to ever visit ethiopia. he met with diplomats at the u.s. embassy. and fee at chrysler hit with a record fine up to $105 million to settle legal problems
stemming from nearly two dozen recalls. those involve some 11 million vehicles including some of the company's most popular models. those are some of your top stories on this monday july 27th. from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. good morning. we begin this half hour with a battle against wildfires. 24 major fires burning in five states this morning. four of them near sacramento california. >> hundreds of families have been forced from their homes. hundreds of others are ready to go. abc's clayton sandell on then already tough fire season. >> reporter: an air war. planes and helicopters knocking back flames in hard to reach terrain 45 miles northeast of sacramento. burning so hot, you can see it from space. >> we're hitting it with everything we have. >> reporter: firefighters are working to protect about 2,000 structures, hundreds of people
told to evacuate their homes. >> we decide to get home start packing and loading up the camper. this is always going to be our get away. >> reporter: it's already been a bad fire season. 5.6 million acres blacken so far compared to 1.6 million acres this time last year. >> how hot are these burning >> about 1800 degrees fahrenheit. >> reporter: at the federal fire sciences lab in montana, they study how wildfires spread but they warn stopping destructive fires is getting tougher. more building are building homes in wildfire prone areas and more flames are being put out before they naturally burn off dry trees and brush that can build up. >> that means will burn longer more intense, monster fires. >> monster fires and fires that do the kind you have damage that it's very difficult to recover from. >> reporter: that fire in california still burning out of control and firefighters have a new worry on monday. they expect strong winds that
could push flames even closer to homes. clayton sandell, abc news denver. too much rain has been the problem across the sunshine state. several straight days of heavy rain pushed rivers and lakes into neighborhoods. caused flooding from tampa to miami. some residents seen fishing in their front yards. one man joking he always wanted a house where he could fish off the front porch. as for today's weather, floridians can expect more rain. severe storms for the midwest. across to the great plains and even the rockies, scattered storms the northeast and southwest. >> phoenix gets up to 108 degrees today. slightly cooler 100 in dallas. readings in the high 80s around the great lakes. mid to upper 70s along the west coast. investigators in louisiana say the deadly attack on a movie theater was not a random act. they say the gunman john houser wrote down the theater, the movie, and the screening time that he targeted in a journal. but it's not clear why he attacked.
today, the two women who died at that theater will be laid to rest. two of the nine injured remain in the hospital. the desperate search for two teenage boy who's vanished on a fishing trip in florida continues overnight. the 14-year-old best friends set off with a lot of experience on the water but few supplies. abc's kendis gibson with the latest developments. >> reporter: an ominous clue in the search for two missing florida teenager the coast guard confirming a boast discovered overturned and damaged off the coast of central florida is the same single engine vessel the teens set out on but no sign still of it austin stempb knows and perry cohen. >> it's unimaginable for any parent to have to be faced with not snowing where your child is. >> reporter: the 14-year-olds left their home in jupiter, florida, friday morning to fish in a nearby inlet but by midday the duo was text messaging friends and posting on snap shat saying they were heading to the bahamas. at least 675 miles away. they had no gps on board their boat. >> we'll do anything to get them
back. >> reporter: the boys last spotted buying fuel at this marina. their parents calling authorities, joined by friend and neighbor hall of famer joe namath who has helped the family raising a reward for their safe return. local boaters on the lookout. more than 150 miles north of where the boys departed consistent with the current. the coast guard search area now spanning more than 25,000 square miles with boats and aircraft. it is a race against time to find these boys. at one time the families had their own planes and boats searching for the pair. >>. hillary clinton again defending her use of private e-mail while she was secretary of state. that server of course at a campaign event in iowa she said she never sent information on the server. more of those e-mails expected to be made public this week. clinton is also peeking out about climate change proposing a change in the tax code to promote renewable energy. and the latest polls so
donald trump still leading the republican pack. those polls were taken after his controversial comment that john mccain was not a war hero. and the polls are becoming increasingly important because only the top ten candidates will be allowed to participate in the first republican debate. that is set for next week in cleveland. new world record. we've been talking about this on the show. we need a world record of some kind. we wouldn't have been able to do this one. the largest balloon sculpture ever created. let's show it to you. it's a huge inflatable dogging >>ing whatting? >> that's lying on its side. i don't make it out just yet. there we go. i see it. >> it reminds me of a poodle. measures about 65 feet by 32 feet. the artist who created it an is a guy named jerry tellford. >> took him around 80 hours, over four days to create this thing. we have got to find a world
record to do. >> yeah. this one looks like pink zwr ujubes. >> okay. >> that could be a record. how quickly can you pop the dog? >> it's still inflated at this point? that would be fun. pop the dog. >> like. >> we'll find one. tonight's a huge night on abc. bachelorette" is going to choose the love of her life. the love of her life. our analyst has followed her every move. he has. he's here with a look back and give us a preview of tonight. >> the benefit of the doubt. this could be -- >> you know what happened to the last couple right? >>. >> also this is unbreakable bond between two athletes who grew up as neighbors and classmates but never knew each other. how a sport brought these strangers together. >> first more tribute to bobbi kristina brown. a look back at the bond she shared with her mother whitney houston. you are watching "world news now." without any hesitation
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prif look at this inferno at a luxury hotel on the las vegas strip on saturday. fire broke out at a swimming pool at the cosmopolitan hotel. fueling the fire palm trees that were made of plastic. firefighters were there in minutes. had the fire out in about half an hour. guests on several floors evacuated for a time but the casino never closed. of course, it didn't. that roof pool also opened again on sunday. now to the death of bobbi kristina brown, the daughter of whitney houston and bobby brown. she passed away yesterday at 22 six months after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub. meeting the same fate as her mother. >> abc's. >> you you can chang looks back at her relationship with her famous mother in this night line report filed soon after she was taken to the hospital. >> ♪ come on clap your hands ♪ >> reporter: theirs was a
mother/daughter bond that flourished in the limelight. three years ago, that relationship severed when whitney houston, one of the most celebrated voices of her generation drowned in a bathtub in a beverly hills bathtub with a cocktail of drugs in her system. ever since her untimely death, bobbi kristina publicly struggled with the loss of her mother. >> are you ready? >>. >> reporter: the family allowed lifetime access to intimate moments in the months that followed including bobbi kristina's first visit to her mother's gave site. >> the way she talks, the way she talks, the way she smells. >> reporter: the cameras also capturing her drinking alcohol. >> do i see chrissy drinking? i know i'm not her mother but i have to look out for her. >> reporter: something that disturbed and worried her aunt. >> and this behavior is unacceptable. >> ♪ from the moment i saw you she
wanted to follow in her morse's foose steps singinging "i'm your baby tonight." ♪ but you got that magic boy that is making me fine ♪ >> it's a love of music we saw early. >> reporter: at 11 months when she joined her mother on stage at the american music awards she couldn't resist the allure of the microphone. >> don't do that. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in new york. so hard to see the two of them together. you know they loved each other so much. and the heart ache whenever you saw bobbi kristina after her mother's death, you just knew she was hurting >> we've known that little girl since she was a child. we always talked about how young her mother was when she died. the daughter of whitney houston doesn't make it to her 23rd birthday. dead at the age of 22. we'll be right back.
huge night. huge night. >> excited? >> can you tell? season finale of the bachelorette" here on abc. big question who is kaitlin going to choose nick or shawn b. >> to get you ready, here's a recap of the season so far featuring jack sheehan. it starts with a prediction even jack admits likely turned out to be wrong. >> the winner for better or worse of this season on the bachelorette" will be chris the dentist or no one. roll that beautiful bachelorette footage. shawn b. has matthew mcconaughey stuff going on there. brady, he walked out. >> see you. >> no rose for dudes named david, bradley are josh and shawn e. ryan is a drunk, he's gone. there was box. ben z. versus jared in the gold trunks. he took one right to the head. that was the last of the action.
kaitlin and clint who she called a hunk of man, this got a little crazy. she basically said you know what kupah, you've got to go. then a rose ceremony. two dudes, daniel and cory we never knew them see you. sumo wrestling. that didn't go over too well with tony. tony said you know what, i've had enough of this circus. he took his heart of a warrior and spirit of a gypsy. he's out of here. there was the whole bromance thing. you he sold them down the river. in kaitlin's words, toodle doo, clint. nick comes to join the festivities. he needed 15 minutes more of fame. that went over like a lead blan. jonathan cory ryan you didn't stand a chance anyway. they're out. off to san antonio. shawn b. and kaitlin. they had the famous riverwalk
all to themselves. we've committed the love word for the first time. >> i'm falling in love with you. >> ian wanted to #alamo style. he questions her intentions and says she's a surface level person. he's dropping bombs. forget about this guy. he walked out. he had enough. joshua the welder and justin no roses. off to dublin ireland. nick and kaitlin the real action. >> whoa. >> no. >> happened back in her suite. there's plenty of evidence to indicate that thing went slightly deeper than they have with others. shawn b. is having a difficult time with this whole process about the two-on-one date that was j.j. and joe. j.j. decides that this is the right time to expose the fact that i cheated on my former wife. oops. >> oh. >> j.j. >> how did that go over?
>> gone. rose ceremony was next. that's tanner. and ben z. no roses for yous. kaitlin and cupcake. well cupcake was thinking you know this is going pretty well. kaitlin's not thinking that way. >> what? >> cupcake left stranded on the cliffs of mohr. >> she's still going. she ain't stopping. five left joe, nick ben h and shawn b. ben h and kaitlin, he says i'm falling in love with kaitlin. you know where this ended up. >> no. >> back in the fantasy suite. went pretty well for them. shawn b. on a golf date with kaitlin. and then things got a little crazy. >> what? >> shawn b. taking after justin bieber right there. they wound up back in the fantasy sweet. you know let's not presume anything but let's presume everything. >> nick got the first rose.
shawn b. got the second rose and that means so much for ben h. he was the loser on the night. but he might be the winner. because he might be the next bachelor. >> all right. who is it going to be? prediction now? >> well, you know i think there's plenty you have evidence out there that -- >> evidence? >> well, yeah on social media. spoilers and stuff like that that says that shawn b. is the lucky fellow. >> okay. >> about as lucky as you can be with this. before we get away from the piece, we should say a public thank you to producer editor janine elliott who did such a good job of putting it together for us. >> great edit. that was a lot of the stuff to work with. >> there was a lot of material. a season's worth of horror really when it came down to it. >> what's your take away? you've been following this very closely keeping us and the viewers updated. what's your take away from the
season? >> well, at times, to be honest missing sleep and having to watch it on monday nights i thought we were approaching juan pablo territory a couple of times. >> oh. >> which is the kiss of death when it comes down to it. you know? that being said there is some renewed faith in the whole thing as you know, bachelor in paradise is already in the can and is ready to be unleashed here on abc from i think it's next monday. >> okay. >> yeah. so that should be embarrassing. let's hope it's as embarrassing as is humanly possible for either of the guys tonight. >> i'm curious about all of this, too. i hope we hear from her. >> we'll see how it goes. it's been a great season. >> thanks very much. the competition is bringing people together. some student athletes learning from each other and it's a whole lot more than just sports.
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with k-y ultragel. well, a powerful moment this weekend in los angeles at the special olympics which got under way during -- athletes from 164 countries marching into the l.a. coliseum. one athlete saying "this is a place where we are all equal." >> that's a sentiment for our next story. two star basketball players from the same school never crossing paths till they came together for the special olympics. abc's robin roberts with their story. >> reporter: ali gould and jesse oliveira were once strangers. they attend north smithfield high school in rhode island and are even neighbors but didn't know each other. what brought them together was unified sports. a special olympics initiative that pairs athletes with and without intellectual disabilities in the hope they'll
learn from each other on and off the court. >> whoa. >> finally first met each other, and we already knew we were already friends right there. >> reporter: now they consider themselves besties or rather besties. >> it was my mom. she was trying to say besty and called us betsys. >> jesse has a high functioning intellectual disability. >> a hard time reading and stuff like that. >> reporter: ali is an agent of positive change. together they choose to celebrate people's different abilities rather than their disabilities. >> there you go. >> oh. >> reporter: sporting their we're so unified personal slogan around the country to educate others. so when it came time for jesse to choose that special someone to take to his junior prom had had to be his betsy. >> she makes me happy every time
we see each other. >> without him, i don't think i would have done as many amazing things that i've done. he's my partner in crime. might want to change the world. it's great seeing that. >> already getting a lot from each other. you can see it in that video. >> the special olympics i swear is one of the best ideas anybody ever came up with. it is wonderful. if you haven't been watching you need to do so. it's been on espn. the opening ceremony was fantastic. but this thing has grown and grown over the years. i had a chance to participate in one of these. i worked as a lifeguard and worked the trials for special olympics when i was in college. it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. >> fantastic. you can watch the special olympics all this week 7:00 p.m. eastern on our sister network.
this morning on "world news now," remembering bobbi kristina brown, her short life as the daughter of a superstar and her death last night in a georgia hospice. the tributes and her family's grief. desperate search. two teenagers missing at sea since friday. who is holding out hope after their boat was found off florida's coast? nature's jolt, people struck by bolts of lightning. stories of survival and lessons for everyone during dangerous summer storms. later, the mysterious feline spotted in a milwaukee neighborhood. the lion that's causing an uproar across the city. >> i am calling to report the possible sighting of a young lion. i'm not joking and i'm not crazy. the latest sightings in a new phase of the wild search. it's monday, july 27th.
from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. good morning. we begin with the tragic death of bobbi kristina brown, the only daughter of whitney houston and bob a brown and the sole heir to her mother's estate. >> she was just 22 years old. of course, shattered by the loss of her superstar mom and the circumstances surrounding their deaths are eerily similar. we get the latest now from abc's brandi hitt synergy like the second act of a family tragedy, whitney houston's daughter has followed her mother in death. >> 21-year-old female in the bathtub, face down. pb is en route. >> reporter: she was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her home in this gated community outside atlanta. she was rushed to the hospital where doctors placed her on a ventilator. later she was moved to a special intensive care unit at another hospital in the city. then to hospice care as her condition deteriorated. her death too similar to her
mother's. >> paramedics apparently a 46-year-old female found in the bathroom. >> reporter: in february of 20122, whitney houston was found in a hotel bathtub where authorities say she accidentally drowned. they found a dozen bottles of pills in her suite and determined that cocaine contribute dodd her death. after houston died bobbi chris taken nas struggled at one point hospitalized for anxiety. she agreed to star in a reality tv series and addressed rumors drug and alcohol abuse following her mother's death in an interviewable with oprah winfrey. >> i'm getting through it, you know? i'm doing as good as i possibly. >> reporter: bob aif was the only child of whitney houston and bobby brown. known as chrissy, the sole heir to her mother's estate. her father survives her. she claimed to be married to nick gordon but her father's lawyers say the two were never truly married. bobbi kristina brown was 22 years old. brandi hitt abc news los angeles.
bobbi kristina pat houston said she passed away yesterday surrounded by family in a statement on behalf of the family she said she is finally at peace in the arms of god. we want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months. we continue to get reaction to bobbi kristina's brown passing. we'll bring that to you. we have coverage all morning long. our other major story this morning, coast guard crews working through the night to find two teens who vanished three days ago. the 14-year-olds set off from upter, florida, with few supplies but a lot of experience on the water. abc's richard cantu has more. >> reporter: the search for two teenage boys who took to sea has yielded only their boat damaged and empty. >> there was a life jacket located near the boat. we don't know the for sure for certain if it was with the boat or not. >> reporter: for the parents of austin and perry cohen, it's cold comfort. >> it's he devastating to know they found the boat capsized.
but it's a relief. >> it is a relief because we know we know that the concentration will be so much stronger now in a specific area. >> reporter: the 14-year-old best friends set out friday morning to go fishing. by midday they were text messaging friends and posting on snapchat saying they were bound for the bahamas at least 75 miles away. no gps board their boat. the two were last seen buying $110 worth of fuel at this marina. their boat found 150 miles north of where they embarked consistent with the gulf stream currents. hall of famer know namath is a family friend. >> we've got to believe and the good lord got to help us out. >> reporter: the coast guard searching more than 25,000 square miles. in florida, a vigil for their safe return. >> we pray for what our heart's desire is. >> richard cantu, abc news new york. new details about the
shooting a louisiana theater. john houser carefully planned that deadly attack at the motel where he stayed. they found wigs and glasses that he used as disguises and more disturbing, they found a journal in which his intentions were clear. >> in that journal? >> two young women were remembered at a number of prayer services over the weekend. this morning, funeral services are scheduled for both of the victims. major battles in iraq this morning as government forces retake territory isis. iraqi troopses are in full control of and bar university. the city still being held by isis. over the weekend, iraq's defense minister released a video showing a coalition strike on what they said was a weapons factory controlled by isis. al shabaab has claimed responsibility for this deadly blast in somalia. at least 13 people killed when a suicide bomber rammed a truck
rigged with explosive into the outer wall of one of mogadishu's most secure hotels. diplomats, foreigners and heads of state often stay at that ho fell into president obama is traveling in africa with a first stop in kenya and now ethiopia. linsey davis is traveling with the president. >> reporter: after a rousing welcome by his half sister alma your brother, our son, barack hussein obama. >> reporter: president obama's speech was half homecoming half best practices for progress. >> i am proud to be the first american president to come to kenya, and of course i'm the first kenyan american to be president of the united states. >> reporter: his messagetology 45 hundred kenyans, kenya is at a crossroads of peril and promise. it needs a more transparent democracy to change the culture of corruption and start empowering women and girls. >> imagine if you have a team
and you don't let half of the team play. that's stupid. >> reporter: while he also talked about the fight against terrorism and the feed to treat everyone equally despite who they worship or love the visit wasn't all business. as if a presidential rite of passage, president obama showed off his dance moves to the music of softy soul. here in eeth yoemia human rights is expected to be a major talking point. president obama is also the first sitting u.s. president to visit this country, as well. linsey davis, abc news addis ababa ba. >> fiat chrysler says it has improved resolve after getting hit with a record fine. the company has agreed to pay $105 million because of problems and about two dozen recalls. those involve around 11 million vehicles. transportation secretary anthony foxx said the way fiat chrysler was taking care of recalls is an
example of how they should not be done. >> there's no way to defend what fee at chrysler was doing. and whether it is a matter of comission or omission the reality is that consumers were not protected in this situation. as part of the deal with the government the company must offer to buy back more than half a million ram pickup trucks from customers. those trucks have defective sphering parts that can cause drivers to lose control. originally we planned for me to give you a read about something that happened in sports last night. then we rethought this thing and now we bring you sports with reena. >> are you serious? >> yes. >> this is my read? >> this is you. >> take it away reena. all right. let's start with the triple play in baseball. it happened in yesterday's blue jays/mariners ball game in seattle. the first ball went and the batter was out. everyone runs around. ultimately two blue jays end up on the third base. boom, that's good. >> no, it's not good.
>> that isn't good. one of them is tagged out. i get that now. and the other falls off the base and gets tagged out, as well. toronto went onto lose that game 6-5. >> what's next. >> the tour de france. the winner in yellow britain's chris froome. they give them champagne when the ride's over. paris to be exact. that was yesterday. it was mostly a leisurely ride up and down the champs ely say. they they would each other by the shoulders. brotherly love. it's not even philadelphia. this is froop's second tour victory in the last three years. >> look at you. you're feeling yourself a little bit. you ad lib a little bit with the philadelphia. you see this jack? she's feeling herself. very well done. >> i just want to remind everyone at home this is the year of the female athlete. >> it is. >> and the female woman who doesn't know sports now knows more about sports. >> i'm telling you, the more you can do this you get better and
better. good job. >> careful, you might be out of a job soon in the sports department. >> who, me? >> you don't worry about that. >> i don't really. coming up the guy getting attention for his unique facial hair. could this be a new trend. the uproar in a midwest city where a lion has been spotted again roaming neighborhoods. the search and where it's leading police. and the threat from the skies. important life saving lessons about surviving a lightning strike. find us on facebook, wnnfans.com as well as @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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planes and helicopters will be back in the sky this morning to take on the lowell wildfire burning near sacramento. four firings were injured on sunday. one still hospitalized. hundreds of families forced from their homes. more than 1,000 others ready to go. conditions are so dry, this fire may have been sparked just by the exhaust from a four-wheeler. too much rain across the sunshine state caused flooding from tampa to miami. hev rain pushed rivers and lakes straight into neighborhoods. some residents were seen fishing from their own -- see this? from his own front yard. one man joked he always wanted a house where he could fish off the front porch and he said for a day he had it.
this is your neck of the woods. >> i'm from tampa florida. the lightning capital of the world. did you know that in. >> actually my weather guys always talk about that area. >> yeah it's very serious because lightning goes with these storms. >> always. >> very hard hitting in florida especially. more people struck by lightning than you might realize. >> what can you do to avoid being one of those folks. rob marciano has some answers here. >> reporter: it can strike almost anytime. just about anywhere five times hotter than the surface of the sun. and packing a charge up to 8 million times more powerful than a household outlet. lightning strikes in the u.s. almost 30 million sometimes each year. on friday a lightning strike causing an inferno in this apartment in florida. gutting the attic. in june 14 people struck by lightning while hiking in colorado. >> we're on the top of the mountain. we've got several people struck by lightning.
>> reporter: five sent to the hospital one in critical condition. earlier this month, four people struck while hiking mt. yale colorado less than 100 miles away. one killed by the powerful shock. 22 people killed by lightning so far this year compared to only 15 this time last year. how can you stay safe during a thunderstorm? first, avoid open fields. >> whoa. all right. that was close. >> reporter: and stay away from tall objects such as isolated trees. so what's the safest thing to do during a storm? go inside and stay off corded phones and away from tvs and computers. >> don't answer the phone if there's a land line. don't fiddle with the lamp. don't connect yourself to the outside outside world. >> reporter: just last week, cora's quick thinking saved her husband life when he was struck by lightning. >> he will no pulse. i started doing chest compressions right away and praying and telling him to come
back. >> reporter: performing cpr for 20 minutes before he started breathing again. >> i just started crying. i was delighted he was back. >> reporter: rob marciano abc news new york. when i was growing up in tampa, my mother would tell us get off the phones and turn the tv off. >> mama was right. i was like explain that. >> she was right. yeah. >> this is incredible. no no, we don't -- it's the simplest of things. some of the stuff is common sense. still the chances of getting struck by lightning, don't be like rob marciano he knows better but out there working when that happens. >> those images so powerful you see. just how lightning if it were to strike wires it can come through the telephone lines. you have to be careful. coming up, wild wisconsin. another sighting. that lion people are talking about. milwaukee worried this is still
all right. last week we told you about a lion sighting in the wisconsin city of milwaukee that has residents scratching their heads here. >> now there are more sightings than before. this weekend, some of those residents are worried. abc's sara haines has more. >> reporter: milwaukee police are once again searching for a lion and cub spotted saturday. >> i see some girls talking about how they seen a lion. everybody took off running. >> reporter: could it really be a lion or something else? this newly released 911 call capturing the moment cynthia says she spotted a lion roaming the streets earlier this week. >> i am calling to report the possible sighting of a young lion. i'm not joking and not crazy. >> reporter: neighbors said she waited a few hours to call police because she didn't know if it was possible for a lion to be prancing around this residential neighborhood. >> it's a wild animal back there.
>> reporter: what did it look like? >> like a lion or tiger. >> i can't shoot him? >> no, don't shoot him. >> i'm going back in the house. >> reporter: more reported sightings. 31 calls according to police. >> we haven't found it or seen it. and we haven't had any subsequent confirmed sightings. >> reporter: the department of natural resources continues to investigate the area around the sightings. >> something was here and it could have been much worse. >> reporter: sara haines abc news new york. >> right. >> it looks like a lion. it does in that video. >> they're still saying it's not a confirmed sighting >> who is that a man in a lion costume? >> could have been a really big, what? >> a cat? >> i don't know but they still say it's not confirmed. you heard the officer. it's not a confirmed sighting until i don't know what happens. they want to put it to sleep. not euthanize but put it to sleeptom some of those tranquilizer darts. they'll kill it if they have to.
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views online. that headaches them stars. and that qualifies them to be in madame tussaud's house of wax and here are the fellows. can you tell which ones are the wax and the real guys? can't either. but that's smosh. the real guys posing with their wax figures. this is a big deal in that youtube stars are getting their own wax figures. they're acknowledging the power of youtube. >> i would never have known who they were. >> a lot of people do. even though we're not subscribers, a lot of people know who they are. how about we move on to a high uper. he sports a really interesting fashion statement. half a beard. this is john marco tamberry and i tallian high jumper. he's worn the half beard since 2011 and apparently has no intention of saving it off. this is his trademark. he said that after the anniversary games of the london olympic games. and he plans to keep this half beard going.
>> how do you like it? >> i'm not so sure. but i don't know if it's a trend copied by other people. >> oh yeah. i knew it looked familiar. i knew it looked familiar. >> moses before parting the red sea, he had a half beard? and lincoln. >> how could we forget. >> of course. yes, moments in history we kind of forgot about, the half beard moments. a moment in baseball history. kind of sort of. mike trout if you don't know this young fellow of the los angeles angels he's probably the best in baseball right now. he's the one that won back to back mvps at the all-star game. they had a trout net. he hits a grand slam. it's labeled trout net. his ball goes into the trout net. watch this again. he hits it in the right direction. maybe he had to angle the thing here or there. still for him to hit it directly into the trout net, his legend continues to grow. >> i'd like to go fishing w
this morning on "world news now," the short life of bobbi kristina brown. the condolences coming in overnight after whit think houston's daughter died in a georgia hospice. republican front-runner. more polls showing trump leading the gop pack. who is responding to the candidate's tough talk while ignoring his controversial comments. the feds send out a message about automotive recalls. could chrysler be forced to buy back your car? >> caitlyn, her first episode last night and an unexpected message of encouragement from a family member. it's monday, july 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan.
good morning, everyone. we begin with a sad end to a short life. bobbi kristina brown dead at 22 after spending most of her life in the shadow of her famous parents. the only child of whitney houston and bobby brown has passed away. >> bobbi kristina was an aspiring singer and actress but after being found unresponsive in a bathtub just like her mother she never recovered. we get more now from wabc's sandy kenyon. >> reporter: bobbi kristina brown grew up as the daughter of two famous performers bobby brown and whitney houston. her life often defined by theirs. ♪ i got my baby ♪ >> reporter: it couldn't have been easy being the only child of a legend. but in 2002, so many smiled when she sang a lullaby with her famous mom for abc's diane sawyer. ♪ i love you ♪ no. >> reporter: before she fell into a coma, bobbi kristina had
been tweeting about how much she missed her mother. another tweet expressed frustration her own career wasn't moving past enough. and her dad said bobbi kristina was still hurting. >> some days were good, some days are bad, and on the bad days, she battled substance abuse and her relationship to a young man who had been raised in the houston hope raised eye browse. it was nick gordon who discovered bobbi kristina in a bathtub at the home they shared north of atlanta. >> cardiac arrest. reporter: the call to 911 echoed the way her mother died in similar circumstances. >> i need the paramedics. apparently i've got a 46-year-old female found in the bathroom. >> reporter: the late whitney houston adored her daughter, but her legacy was a complicated one as was so clearly evident in a lifetime reality series. >> she talks or she walks. >> reporter: evident too in bobbi kristina's 2012 interview with oprah winfrey.
>> i can hear her voice, you know, in spirit talking to me and telling me keep moving, baby. you know, you know, i'm right here. i got you. >> that's wabc's sandy kenyon reporting for us. condolences pouring in. oprah sent out a tweet saying simply peace at last. sherri shepherd saying she is finally back in her mother's arms. more reaction to her death in our next half hour. the desperate search for two taken boys who took to the sea in florida continues overnight. the 14-year-old best friends set out friday morning to go fishing near jupiter but text messaged friends that they were headed to the bahamas. yesterday their boat was found 150 miles north capsized and damaged. the coast guard focusing their search off the coast of daytona beach. in baltimore, a tragic end to a night out on the water with friends. two women were killed when the boat they were in hit a concrete barrier near the key bridge and
six others on board were injured. police say the group was having dinner and drinks before accepting a ride on a boat from a man they just met. they visited several bars before crashing the way back. investigators in louisiana say the deadly attack on a movie theater was premeditated murder. they say the gunman john houser kept a journal in which he wrote down the theater the movie and screening time that he targeted. at his motel they also found wigs and glasses to use as disguises. today the two women who died in the attack will be laid to rest. two of the nine injured were in -- remain in the hospital. hillary clinton sharing new details about her plan to combat climate change. speaking to supporters in iowa clinton proposed a change in the tax code to promote renewable energy. we expect to hear more about her proposals during a speech today in des moines and during a stop in iowa. clinton denied ever sending classified e-mails from a private server while she was secretary of state. more on those e-mails will be made public this week. on the republican side, mike huckabee is sticking by his
criticism of the iran deal as marching the israelis to the door of the oven. an obvious reference to the holocaust. huckabee and a handful of other candidates are trying to emerge from the long shadow of donald trump. here now abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: donald trump's tough talk appears to be doing the trick. 52% of republican voters in a new national poll hope the billionaire businessman stays in the race. this despite outrage over his recent ridicule of immigrants and former p.o.w. john mccain. >> he is basically selling fear and prejudice. >> reporter: the test for trump, can he sustain the surge? four years ago, it was texas governor rick perry leading the field of gop candidates. a month later, businessman her man kaine catapulting to the front of the pack. both eventually dropped out, mitt romney becoming the nominee. >> thank you everybody. >> reporter: for now trump will be center are stage at next
week's first debate. but he's trying to keep expectations low. >> i'm not a debater. i don't know if i'm going to be good. i don't know. >> reporter: trump's 15 republican rivals are duking it out for one of nine spots on the doobt is taken. trump's message and tone have tapped into a deep dissatisfaction among many republican voters but in that same new poll out, many say they think trump is not likely to win the party's nomination. devin dwyer, abc news, the white house. at least four major wildfires are burning in california this morning. planes and helicopters battling the so-called lowell fire near sacramento. steep terrain. four firefighters had to be airlifted after being injured on sunday. one of them still hospitalized. hundreds of families have been forced from their homes. more than a thousand others are ready to go. meantime too much rain across the sunshine state caused flooding from tampa to miami. several straight days of heavy rains pushed rivers and lakes into neighborhoods. some residents were seen fishing in their front yards. one man joked he always wanted a house where he could fish off the front porch and he said he was able to do that for a day.
>> well, cosee that rain cloud in florida again today. rain also in the northeast. severe storms will stretch from the northern rockies into the plains and into the midwest. >> 100 degree in dallas 10 in phoenix but that's a dry heat. >> 70s along the west coast. 90ss in both miami and washington, d.c. it will be 80s from the great lakes into the northeast. hundreds of people lined up in detroit over the weekend for what was billed as the largest public satanic ceremony in history. got your attention, did i not? this satanic temple unveiled a nine-foot tall bronze statue of a goat-headed satan. invitations said come dance with the devil and wear horns or tails. guests who paid 25 bucks a ticket were undeterred by a group of christians protesting the event. police showed up to keep the peace. >> we support anyone's first amendment right to practice whatever religion they want or to come out and protest against that. you know, their freedom of speech.
we're there to protect the rights of everyone involved. >> the satanic temple says it's all about a stand for the separation of church and state. no media, no cameras, no cell phones were allowed inside for the ceremony which promised to be filled with "chaos, noise and debauchery." the annual hemingway days festival again in key west over the weekend. >> the big event was the look alike contest. more than 120 guys took part, all trying to look most like ernest hemingway who lived and wrote in key west during the '30s. the competition took place at the famous sloppy joe's bars which was one of hemingway's favorite watering who else. >> when it was over, 57-year-old charlie boyce was named the winner. he likened winning the competition to catching a 1,000-pound marlin. >> how do you decide? they all look alike. >> yeah. >> this is a santa claus contest. >> they didn't have the red suit. >> i couldn't have entered that. >> they did look like hemingway. >> they all looked the same though. >> maybe you could be a judge
next year. >> a judge but not a contestant. look at that group. you can't tell them apart. >> that one looks like kenny rogers though. got to know when to roll them, know when to fold them. coming up in "the skinny," an international incident involving snoop dogg and the police, and also coming up in "the skinny," a surprising message from kanye west. also ahead, an unexpected act of kindness from a waitress to twos exhausted firefighters and how it was repaid. first the automotive crackdown going down in history. the record fines and the automaker that could be forced to buy back your car. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather. brought to you by creditcards.com. never heard of, that's my name♪ haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're
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well, several people hurt when this swing ride at a kentucky amusement park, well, it did that. it toppled over. employees and emergency workers had to free the folks that were trapped in the ride. most of the injuries bumps and bruises. state inspectors will be looking at the ride. this was in bowling green. they'll take a look at it later today. >> some big trouble for automaker fiat chrysler hit with a record fine by the government because of its handling of the vehicle recalls. >> some owners of around 11 million vehicles didn't know their cars had been recalled. abc's david kerley spoke to anthony foxx, transportation secretary, about the case. >> reporter: the government had to go to the expense of these crash tests because fiat chrysler refused to share its data, one of nearly two dozen recalls, 11 million cars the government says chrysler botched.
some jeeps, dodges and chrysler cars still on the road with bad axles, ignition switches, electrical problems, fixes that didn't work, consumers not notified. >> inconsistent, insufficient and inaccurate information given to the government and consumers. >> there's no way to defend what fiat chrysler was doing and whether it is a matter of comission or omission the reality is that consumers were not protected in this situation. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, secretary foxx tells us he's slapping the biggest civil fine ever on a carmaker. $70 million in cash, $20 million to fix the problems, and if fiat chrysler doesn't perform, it could face another $15 million, potentially a $105 million fine. >> was fiat chrysler just a bad actor when it comes to recalls? >> well, this is a good example how not to do a recall. >> reporter: fiat chrysler says, "we accept the resulting consequences with renewed resolve to improve how it handles recalls."
as part of this record agreement, the car company may have to buy back more than half a million cars. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> we don't hear that a lot. >> not at all. >> they might have to buy your vehicle back. that's -- i think it's their top selling vehicle, the ram, right? the dodge ram? >> it's a dodge. >> 500,000 of them possibly. >> ram pickup trucks. they might have to offer to buy back more than 50,000 of them. so --. i'm sorry, 500,000. >> there's been a lot of recalls. it's been the year of the recall. >> it's good to see the government stepping in. you hear about these deaths, exploding air bags. different vehicle issues. it's good to know there is somebody regulating and looking into it. kudos to david kerley for that exclusive interview. he does such a great job in the transportation field. >> whether it's planes, trains and automobiles. >> i get scared when i see him on because it's never good news.
we start "the skinny" this morning with the much anticipated premier of caitlyn jenner's docusears. >> i am kate aired on e last night being described as an emotional roller coaster. >> some of the big moments in the premiere, caitlyn meeting her 88-year-old mother esther. jenner initially told diane sawyer it was her mom she was most afraid to come out to. but throughout the show esther's reactions were positive and heartfelt. >> look at that smile. so proud. >> caitlyn was very nervous to meet her youngest daughter kylie saying she was so afraid to scare her, something kylie was quick to dismiss and it's another family member's reaction that has everyone talking. step son-in-law kanye west with some very encouraging words of support. >> it's one of the strongest things that have happened in our, you know existence as human beings that are so controlled by perception because you couldn't have been up against more like your daughter is a super model. you're a celebrity. you have every type of thing and it was still like [ expletive ] everybody. this is who i am. >> this is all good.
>> rare appearance from kanye there. later in the episode, caitlyn paid a visit to the family and friends of a transgender teen who had committed suicide. and advised them to hang out with people that love and respect you. >> it's going to be interesting to see the numbers for this show. they are going to be through the roof i bet. >> i think you're right. there's been so much attention and a lot of fascination. people interested to see how the family would respond. it seems pretty positive, especially from mom. >> family moments in that show. all right. >> how do you go to snoop dogg? are you going to make the transition to snoop dogg? >> yeah, the rapper. >> the rapper/reggae singer. >> in case you were confused which snoop dogg we were talking about. >> my grandmother would know who snoop dogg is. you need to clarify for grandma. a reggae singer running into issues with swedish police over the weekend. >> had a performance there saturday night. and he was stopped by police for
suspicion of drug possession. he chronicled the incident with a series of videos uploaded to instagram. >> he was transported to a police station where he underwent a urine test and was released. the reports don't speak which type of narcotics were in question. most people who know anything about snoop dogg could guess they come from like a green persuasion. >> he's stateside now. he's apologized to swedish fans because after the incident, he does not now plan to return. that's unfortunate. can we guess which narcotic it was? come on. seriously? but how is he tweeting and instagramming abdoing the social media stuff under arrest? >> it's the age of the iphone and social media. [ coughing ] >> is that from snoop dogg's latest track? does he have a latest track? >> snoop. maybe he will change his mind later and he will return. we have news of liza minnelli.
kind of a return of sorts here. >> the songstress is back on stage. gave a performance over the weekend, her first after spending three months in rehab and undergoing back surgery in the fall. >> she's 69 years old. she took to the stage in biloxi, mississippi, a performance she had been preparing for months. she has a string of dates set for overseas in the uk then back with a new show in the fall here in the u.s. and finally kate hudson the actress making quite a name for herself through instagram. >> her posts have been getting her more attention like this one, the latest featuring her 11-year-old son ryder. they're in an airport lounge putting together this choreography. do you know this song? ? track queen"? look at this. >> cool. >> hudson included in her caption a long hash tag that reads when your preteen wants his own instagram and you're like no.
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♪ finally this half hour, a story a lot of people can appreciate. who can appreciate breakfast on the house? >> it sounds simple enough. for a waitress who took care of a couple of firefighters the story has a deeper meaning. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: it was only a few days ago these two guys were just liz woodward's customers. she is a waitress here in new jersey where at 5:00 in the morning on thursday, those two guys walked in. >> as they walked in, they said i need the biggest cup of coffee that you have. as soon as they said that, i knew they had had a day. >> reporter: they sure had. one of them paul a volunteer
firefighter had just spent hours fighting this one at a new jersey warehouse. he and volunteer firemen tim young were exhausted when they stopped in for an early breakfast. >> we were done with breakfast and she landed me the bill. as of then, we had no bill. >> reporter: instead they got a note. your breakfast is on me today. thank you for all you do serving others. the guys were flabbergasted. >> here's this waitress working a midnight shift. who knows how much tips she made that night and she's throwing in her money for a couple of regular guys. >> reporter: they put it on facebook it gets a lot of the attention and that's whennet they find out some of liz's own story. >> here's this waitress doing something so nice for us when she is really the one who needs the help. >> reporter: because she's been trying to raise money for a specialized van for her dad, a quadriplegic and wasn't even halfway there. then they posted about her. and suddenly there's close to $60,000 pledged. this is liz when she found that out. >> it's because of you guys.
the fact it's reached different states, different cities, it has spread across the world. and i'm at a loss for words. i'm at a loss for words. >> reporter: all for the price of breakfast that started as a thank you. john donvan, abc news. >> you were saying it's a simple gesture. >> she didn't want anything in return. look at that. >> i know. >> whoo. i love those stories. we don't see them enough. >> they were saying the majority of the donations for her father, more than $60,000 was $100. that's a majority of people giving what they can. >> i say we don't see them enough. they're always out there. we don't highlight them enough. the simplest things. guys, enjoy coffee and breakfast on us. >> that's great way to start your monday morning, isn't it? that's a great story. >> don't miss our updates on facebook, wnnfans.com. more coming up. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing ins
ni making news in america this morning -- raging wildfires. the attack in full force in five states. flames getting close to homes and thousands of acres burning with no end in sight. remembering bobbi kristina. whitney houston's daughter dies six months after being found in a bathtub. record fine. an american automaker admitting to violating safety laws. the penalty being called unprecedented. rough land ppg a plane with hundreds of passengers rocking back and forth as it approaches the runway. and good monday morning to you all.