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good morning. i'm phillip mena in for t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." football and sports broadcasting legend frank gifford has died at the age of 84. he was a star player for the new york giants. then part of the iconic can monday night football" football broadcast on abc. an ex-con with a violent past in custody in houston charned with murdering eight members of a family. the victims including two adults and six children ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old. they were handcuffed and shot in the head. visitors to yellowstone national park are on high alert after the death of an hiker. apparently from a grizzly bear. the bear will be euthanized if trapped and linked to the attack. a wildfire sweeping through arizona is forcing the i vacation of up to 1,000 homes. the fire erupted sated is
burning 5,000 acres near the california and nevada border. those are some of our top stories on then monday, august 10th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we beginning with breaking news out of ferguson, missouri. panic in the streets as shots are fired one year after the fatal police shooting of michael brown. >> police came under heavy gunfire last night as protesters gathered to mark the solemn anniversary. they're not saying if anyone was injured but there are unconfirmed reports that two people were shot. the gunfire erupted just as the police chief was speaking to reporters. [ gunfire ] >> "associated press" photographer said he saw a man covered in blood. the violence followed a day of peaceful protests.
we don't know exactly how many injuries there have been. we do know just that there were multiple gunshots fired. police dressed in riot gear, bulletproof vests, helmets and shields. they are calling for a day of civil disobedience today. weigh did hear about some looting and rioting, as well. we are waiting to hear more details from police and waiting a press conference within the hour possibly from ferguson police with more details at exactly what is going on at this moment. there's a severe thunderstorm warning there. so maybe if it starts 0 rain or if the weather turns, that might even help disperse some of the people hanging around there because as we just said, the unthinkable happened. >> one year later and hfs exactly the movement that started black lives matter. people thought this would be a day i have peaceful protests on sunday. we're waiting to see what happens on monday. next we'll go to the death of sports legend frank gifford.
he first achieved fame as a star player for the new york giants, then became a broadcaster. >> and at one point he called nearly 600 consecutive games for this network, but it was which games that gave him his lasting fame. abc's chris connelly has more. >> reporter: from the 1950s on ward, frank gifford was charismatic on the field and off. >> hello again, everyone. >> gifford achieved his greatest moments of celebrity with abc's monday night football where whereby he was on the broadcast team for 26 years. his chemistry with booth mates don meredith and howard cosell made monday night football" a pop culture foam non. it was football that made him a star beginning in college at usc where he was an all-american and then in 12 seasons with the new york giants where his good looks and cool under pressure made him an icon of the era. >> i was out of the ordinary because i was from california and my nose wasn't broken. i had all my teeth.
i paid a price for it too on the football field. i did within the giants itself in the early days till i proved that i could hit back as well as i could be hit. >> frank gifford flying around. >> reporter: with the giants he won a championship in 1956. he would retire from football in 1964 and become a broadcaster. through it all exuding unmistakable star quality as another former new york giant turned broadcaster michael strahan remembers. >> if you're a football fan, a giants fan and you remember him for all the great things he did on the field and you remember him from things you may have seen him do on tv, then that's great, too. i just hope people remember that we lost a very, very good man and a good person. >> i called her after that. >> reporter: while doing guest hosting for good morning america he would meet kathie lee johnson. they wed in 19 6. she fives him along with five children and five grandchildren. gifford died at his home at the
age of 84. long to be remembered as an icon of broadcasting and a hero on the field. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. the u.s.-led coalition is beefing up its air power in the fight against size. >> f-16 warplanes and about 300 personal arrived at an air bice in southern turkey near isis strong loads across account border. in syria. a solemn occasion in japan as people commemorated the 70th anniversary of the u.s. atomic bombing. people gathered at a mass in nagasaki. the bomb detonated about 1500 feet from that church more than 70,000 people died during the bombing including 8500 of the cathedral's parishioners. the church was rebuilt from the rubble. pope francis also remembering the anniversary of the bombing and says it's a permanent warning to humanity to reject war and ban weapons of mass des trubz. he said that the bombings
symbolizes man's power to destroy and abuse technology. to presidential politics now and donald trump refusing to back down from comments he made about fox news ander megyn kelly. so far the fallout has a trump aide who either resigned or was fired. with more here's abc's devin dwyer. >> reporter: no apologies from donald trump. >> no apologies to megyn kelly? you don't think you crossed the line there? >> no, not at all. i said look, she asked me a very nasty question. i have nothing against megan kel will you but she asked me a very nasty question. >> reporter: speaking at this week with george stephanopoulos addressing the controversy following last week's republican debate. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs. >> i've been very nice to you although i could probably maybe not be but i wouldn't do that. >> reporter: trump didn't like that line of questioning attacking moderator megyn kelly during an interview on cnn
friday. >> you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. >> some believe trump was implying she was hormonal. he insists that's not at all what he meant. i was referring to nose, ears, and only a deebant would think that. >> republican party leaders gop strategists and rivals say the front-runner has gone too far. >> i'm not going to be quiet. i'm going to call out mr. trump or anybody else for offending young people up to giving their lives for us. it's not a political game with me. >> i would love to have an opportunity to stand on that stage and go into the details of why i defend things like social security and medicare. why i believe in the fair tax. but it's sometimes hard because all people want to ask me is what do i think about donald trump. >> that question not likely to go away anytime soon. >> i'm having a good time.
i love it. >> reporter: devin dwyer, abc news washington. a state of emergency in colorado after toxic sludge pilled out of an abandoned mine into a river. the pollution streps for 100 miles and threatening resort communities in colorado and new mexico and utah and maybe even the grand canyon. the spill was caused by the environmental protection agency as it tried to clean up the mine. >> we misjudged. and this is something that i'm owning up to. >> the amount of sludge is now believed to be 3 million gallons, three times as much as first thought. spill could end up going through the grand canyon. here's a look at your weather. heavy rain in much of the eastern third of the country. rain from denver down through new mexico. expect showers in the northwest. >> a high of 3 in washington, 89 in miami. hid he 90ss in new orleans and memphis. triple digits in dallas and phoenix. 80s in the pacific northwest. the san diego zoo has helped
straighten out a flamingo born with crooked legs. when he hatched, staff at the zoo knew something was off about the flamingo named pink floyd. >> nice name but he was born with two left feet and his ankles were crooked. zookeepers knew his legs wouldn't be able to hold his growing weight so he had surgery to straighten out the legs. as the bone healed. now he's practically as good as new. he's a big hit at the zoo. and he can now dance. no more two left feet. >> he'll be appearing on dancing with the stars next season. just kidding. coming up sports with reena. nfl highlights in early august and a big flash for michael phelps. >> you know i'm a big sports buff, right? and also ahead controversy at the football hall of fame as loved ones pay tribute to a great. first looking for other ways to dangerous high speed chases. you're watching "world news now."
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how speed chases are incredibly dangerous. some police departments even have strict rules prohibiting them. >> but they keep happening anyway. often with tragic results. experts say the bad practice is often a result of an adrenalin high when a suspect flees. >> take a look at there high speed chase in texas. cop cars flying down the highway before the suspect tears off flying into residential streets in this houston suburb. finally crashing into a homeowner's front yard. three suspects behind bars. charged with felony evading, opening fire during the chase lasting more than 20 miles. time and time again we see police chases end in injuries and even deaths of innocent bystanders. a "usa today" investigation found that more than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since 1979. tens of thousands more have been injured. .over 90% of all chases are for
nonviolent crimes making the pursuit itself often more dangerous than the original violation. in this northern california chase, a suspect's car slams into this sidewalk cafe, pinning a customer against the wall. to find out firsthand what an actual police chase feels like. >> off the brake. come around. this is a parked car. avoid that. >> reporter: we sought the help of commander travis yates, a 22-year veteran of the tulsa police department. then it was my turn to get behind the wheel. >> your suspect is in a red vehicle. >> high heart rate skyrockets up from 484 to over 170. all i was doing in that moment was focusing on chasing. i was not really noticing too much else. >> reporter: that's something police officers say they struggle to kipe in mind when the urge to chase kicks in. >> it's really difficult. a lot of officers have a hard time dealing with it. >> most police officers are in it for right reasons, doing it
to serve and bring bad guys to justice and justice to their victims. >> reporter: new technology is helping some departments to cut back on careening after suspects on the run. like this gps tracker launched from a dart gun on the front of some police cruisers. officers can fire it at a vehicle in motion and track it in realtime alerting other officers where and when it's safest to make an arrest. >> it's an investment in the safety of your officers and it's an investment in the safety of the public. >> so did you a chase in training? >> just to see what it was like. and as i mentioned, the tunnel vision it's incredible. your adrenaline gets going and you don't notice anything else. we also went to austin and they've deapplied the gps tracking on the back of those vehicles 36 times since they star this had a couple years ago. out of all 36, every single time they mead an arrest and no one was hurt. so this is something that other departments with considering
deploy. but there's a major cost attached to it. it's like $5,000 each unit. even though austin's doing that, they have 350 units. only ten of them though are equipped with this. that's still only 3% of these cars. at least there's technology starting to get out there to the hopefully keep people safer out there. >> that's a really good option to know that's around there. coming up emotions run high at the nfl hall of fame. >> the daughter of junior seau gives a moving speech at the same time their family is suing the league for his death. you're watching "world news now."
over the weekend, a star football player who took his own life junior seau received the game's highest honor being inducted into theively in hall of fame. >> his family received the award on behalf of him. although they are involved in a wrongful death lawsuit against the league. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> are you more than just junior seau number 35 and a buddy. are you a light. >> reporter: a moment to remember a football legend in the middle of controversy. the late junior seau honored in saturday's hall of fame ceremony, his daughter speaking on his behalf at the family is
locked in a legal battle with the nfl over the san diego legend's 2012 death. >> you gave us your heart. >> reporter: remembered for a career spanning over two decades. >> intercepted. junior seau. >> reporter: the 12-time pro bowl ser best known as a san diego charger. but his hard hits could have contributed to his death. say you's sudden suicide at age 43 stunning the football community. >> police are now confirming a suicide in the death of junior seau. >> reporter: in a study of his brain, the national institutes of health concluding the athlete most likely suffered from a concussion-related injury, allegedly from years on the football feed. a condition plaguing many retired players. fueling the settlement that will cost the nfl up to $1 billion to resolve thousands of concussion-related lawsuits. say you's family is opting out of the deal. filing their own wrongful death lawsuit against the league still
in litigation. the say yous are one of about 200 families rejecting the nfl settlement. the family's 2013 suit saying it concealed information about head injuries and failed to protect players. say you's daughter sidney receiving a standing ovation for a heartfelt speech that almost didn't happen. >> dad, i love you and i miss you. congratulations. you made it. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. for those who didn't know, junior seau was one of the best players to ever play the game and he was such a tough guy known for being a hard hitter. feared. he was a linebacker and he would gobert relling through and he went through games. known as a tough guy. who knows how many injuries he played with. he played so tough and known for never wanting to leave a game. just tragic the way his life ended. a alarmer than life symbol there. >> the family didn't know if they would be able to speak. it's great she got a chance to
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age defy from clairol ♪ >> it is monday morning which means there's plenty of sports action from the weekend. it is time for sports with reena. >> i told you i love my sports, phil. we're going to start off from last night until super bowl 50 which is on february 7th. there will be football, folks. it's already football season and the nfl preseason started last night in canton, ohio at the hall of fame game. the vikings of minnesota beat the steelers of pittsburgh 14-3. it doesn't really matter because there's a whole month till the real regular season. this is just the cocktail party before the main course. >> tell that to the gamblers in las vegas. >> michael phelps is making a comeback. after completing treatment following a couple of drunk driving arrests he says he will
remain sober. as recovering alcoholics know taking it one day at a time so important. with him it's one swim at a time. this weekend getting closer to the top. barred from the where would championships in russia, he pulled in some of the fastest times of his career here at the national championships including one swim where his time beat the winner of the same event in russia, boom, michael phelps, we are behind you 100%. and moving on to baseball and the baseball bluest team the blue jays extending their winning streak of a navy blue pinstriped yankees. the jays swept the yankees this weekend making eight in a row. they won yesterday 2-0. one of those runs coming from home run shot by jose bautista. joey batts. you like how i know the lingo? look at this. after that homer a yankee fan this whole thing if you throw an opposing team's baseball you throw it back.
this yankee fan hit yankee outfeeder brett gardener in the back of his head quite possibly the dumbest move a fan could make. i'm sorry to say anybody was dumb. you downtown do that. >> i'm surprised they didn't get run out of there. >> we have to rerack the video to see if that happened later. staten island fans getting a treat we george rr martin made it out for the game of thrones night. martin he's a mets fan and he said he couldn't do anything for the yankees. so they changed the name of the team to the staten island dire wolves after house stark of winter feld. >> they played the white walkers. i'll explain later. >> you know nothing, john snow. we'll be back. breaking news this
morning on "world news now." unrest in ferguson, missouri. one year after the police shooting that took michael brown's life. the developments coming in overnight. sports legend remembering frank gifford from his days as a pro football player to his career on monday night football". the frib bus coming in. state of emergency, the toxic spill turning a river in colorado into a bright yellow mess. new fears about the pollution threatening an american treasure. we misjudged. and anin it is something that i'm owning up to. why a government agency is taking the blame. and later, fighting back. airlines making a fortune by charging you fees for baggage, ticket changes and just about everything in between. who is standing up for passengers? it's monday, august 10th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning to you. we want to welcome phillip mena new to the nit work and filling in for t.j. today. thank you for joining us. >> i am a night owl. i'm excited to be on this show with you today. usually though, staying up all night is discourages. i'm happy it's encouraged for too first time ever in my life. >> we've got a lot of late breaking details coming out of ferguson. bullets flying out of there in ferguson, missouri with a fatal police shooting of michael brown that sparked outrage across the country one year ago. they were commemorating the anniversary today. >> a day of peaceful events but tensions rose. police say they came under heavy gunfire from at least two unmarked cars and officers hit the streets earlier. brown's father led a march with hundreds of demonstrators. they observed 4 1/2 minutes of
silence to symbolized the 4 1/2 hours his body lay in the street after he was killed. >> give all my love to my family, my friends, my people, my new friends, my world. yeah, my world. that's right. >> and you may remember officer darren wilson was not indicted for the shooting. protest ares are promising monday will be a day of civil disobedience. what that will entail we haven't gotten any details about what's going to happen. boy, it was a year ago and then this movement that started across america which was black lives matter. and this was supposed to be a pretty peaceful day. his father commemorating the anniversary with a protest earlier on sunday. everything was pretty peaceful but turned a touch rowdy. >> we see pictures from ferguson. the crowd gathering obviously everybody hoping for the best in the day of peaceful events but unfortunately, as we mentioned
shots were fired. and just the situation that we're all hoping we would not see. and we're not sure exactly how many injuries there are. there was a report by an ap reporter that apparently he saw a man facing down bloody. we're waiting to confirm the details and to see exactly what may develop. we'll be bringing them to you as they come. all right. to another developing story. >> yep, donald trump. and he's coming to his own defense after the remarks he made about fox news anchor megyn kelly. >> he made the rounds of the sunday talk shows insisting "i cherish women and refusing to apologize. with more, here's abc's devin dwyer. >> under fire and firing back, donald trump standing by insults he hurled at moderator megyn kelly. >> no apologies to megyn kelly? >> no, not at all. she asked me a very nasty question. i have nothing against her but she asked me a very renasty question. >> on abc's "this week," trump defending comments that set off
a firestorm. >> blood coming out of her wherever. >> insisting he did not mean to imply anything inappropriate. >> i was referring to nose, ears. only a deviant would think of what people said. >> the republican front-runner with a recent history of controversial comments about immigrants and american p.o.w.s now arguing he has no problem with women. >> i've always had a great relationship to the women. women are tremendous. >> reporter: the woman at the center of it all. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs. >> reporter: for first time her defending her treatment of trump. >> he felt attacked. it wasn't an attack. it was a fair question. but i get it. he's in the arena and so am i. >> megyn kelly moving on as trump's gop rivals sensing an opening in the race try to do the same. >> all the air in the balloon is going to donald trump right now the. >> i don't really pay any attention to these other things. >> reporter: but can trump sustain his surge? for the second time in a week,
his campaign facing a major shake-up. the business mann saying he fired roger stone. stone claiming he fired trump. trump says he's having a great time with the campaign and is full speed ahead. one of his advisors telling me he plans to put out specific policy proposals on immigration and jobs in the next few days. devin dwyer, abc news, washington. an ex-con with a long history of violence has been charged with the murders of eight family members in houston. police say david conley snuck through a window, handcuffed the victims and shot each one in the head. killed were a husband and wife and six children ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old. conley had previously been arrested for attack the woman with whom he shared a chide, that child among the victims. a wisconsin judge expected to announce whether two girls in the so-called slenderman case will be tried as adults or juveniles. the teens accused of stabbing a classmate to please an online
horror character. girls were just 12 years old at the time and the victim survived. a conviction in adult court could get them up to 65 years in prison compared to five years in juvenile court. rangers at yellowstone are collecting evidence from what appears to be a deadly bear attack. a frenz i can autopsy is scheduled for today and rangers say if the bear is trapped and linked to the attack it will be euthanized. linzie janis has more. visitors on high alert after authorities say a man was apparently attacked and killed by a grizzly bear. they say the 63-year-old whose name isn't being released was an experienced hiker. and worked at a medical center inside the park. his body discovered friday afternoon near a popular trail. investigators saying his forearms had defensive wounds and they found partial tracks believed to be from an adult female bear and at least one cub. >> we hope to capture a bear
sometime in the very near future. >> reporter: just two months ago at yellowstone -- >> there's a bear on my car. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: pouncing on one family's car and scaring the children inside. and three months ago -- >> go, go! >> reporter: this black bear and her cubs appearing on one of the park's bridges lined with sight seers. mama bear charging one family as they scrambled to their car. no one was injured in either incident. but on average, one person is injured in a grizzly attack every year in yellowstone's back country with black bear attacks in the park more rare. one every six years. >> we have to respect what we have here. in order to have a safe visit, there is a personal responsibility for people, as well. >> reporter: wildlife officials are reminding people if you're in bear country, try to hike in groups of three or more. stick to designated trails and carry a can of bear spray like this one. linzie janis, abc news, new york. a central florida woman lost
her right arm in an alligator attack. she was womening in a river upstream on a crowded beach area seeking to get away from the crowd. there are signs warning of alligators and snakes in the water. some were seen on the banks of the river. the nearly nine-foot alligator beat the college spanish teacher twice severing her right arm bob the elbow. >> apparently two kayakers came to her rescue. one of them hit the gator with a padand he released the victim. they got her to safety. >> doctors were not able to save the arm. the alligator was captured and killed hours later. it's the second alligator bite in central florida in just two weeks. as a player and then broadcaster, frank gifford was a major figuring in pro football for more than 50 years. he was the cornerstone of abc's monday night football" in its heyday. gifford tied of natural causes at the age of 84. tomium has mass more. >> reporter: with his dashing good looks and dazzling moves on
the gridiron, frank gifford was a natural. an all-american in college at usc, gifford was a first round draft pick of the new york giants in 1952. >> i was out of the ordinary because i was from california and i my nose wasn't broken. i had all my teeth. i paid a price for it too on the football field. i did within the giants itself in the early days till i proved that i could hit back as well as i could be hit. >> reporter: he problemed in 12 seasons with the giants helping them to the league championship in 1956 and winning the nfl's mvp award. in new york city, he was the gif and the toast of the town. >> and if you grew up in new york in the '50s and at '60s, there was mickey mantel and there was frank gifford. >> hello again everyone. >> television beckoned him to a second career. he became a household name as one-third of abc's monday night football" broadcast team. gifford spent 26 years behind that microphone alongside howard cosell, don meredith and al
michaels. >> a man of style, a man of class. and just a great guy to work with. you could count on him. while co-hosting "good morning america," gifford met kathie lee johnson. she fives him along with five children and five grandchildren. frank gifford, a true giant on and off the field. tom llamas, abc news new york. >> out of control wildfires are forcing evacuations in arizona. hundreds of people have fled their homes and others told to be ready 0 move at a moment's notice. the fire erupted near the border of nevada and california. it's already burned through more than 5,000 acres. two people and a dog had to be rescued after their boat caught fire three miles off the coast of ocean city, knowledges. according to the coast guard, a good samaritan radioed for help while the three on board jumped on a dingy and stocked with life vests. the couple lived aboard the boat
and lost everything when it sank. a california woman the first woman to make a dangerous swim, she swam from the farallon islands to the golden gate bridge in about 17 hours. that is a distance of about 30 miles. >> it's considered a dangerous crossing because of the weather and sharks. she calls it the scariest thing she's ever done. just eight years ago, doctors told her she would never walk again after a severe leg injury. incredible the 30 miles and like we mentioned all the shark scare we've had this summer. just countless reasons why this is such an amazing feat. >> she actually fell down a flight of stairs in 2007. the doctors had to.an pugh tate her beg. she wham as therapy to help her get better. clearly done well for herself. >> what an inspare ration. a major change in social media. lol is out. lol is out. find out what else is in.
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take a look at this. a chain reaction. it destroyed a house. it began when a car was rear ended and crashed into someone's gas meet per firefighters rushed the young couple and their baby out of the house. the couple's new home blew up moments later destroying almost everything they owned. no one was injured. the families of two florida teens missing at sea ended their private search. boys both 14 years old went missing on a fishing trip july 24th. family members say it wasn't practical to continue the search without new information. according to a family spokesman, the search cost at least $40,000 a day. all the yellow sludge we've been seeing floating down a river in the southwest is much more than they initially thought. 3 million gallons. the governor declared a state of emergency in colorado. >> the abandoned mine is still discharging the wastewater but the pollution has been
contained. mary bruce has more. >> reporter: new fears this thick yellow fudge is it rushing down the river towards the crystal waters of lake powell in utah, a popular summer destination and concerns it could reach as far as at the grand canyon, toxic wastewater spewing from an abandoned mine in southwest colorado. it's scary and dangerous. >> reporter: and the environmental protection agency tacked with presenting these waters is to blame. a clean-up crew was digging near the old mine when it accidentally rip this had hole releasing the mustard colored sludge. >> we misjudged and this is something that i'm owning up to. >> reporter: the epa under fire after waiting almost 24 hours to notify state and local officials of the spill. the contaminated wastewater snaking its way over 100 miles through colorado into new mexico creeping toward utah. environmental officials say the water contains heavy metals including lead and arsenic. acidity in some areas sass
strong as black coffee. municipal mb drinking water is safe but the epa warned people to stay out of the river. mary bruce, abc news, new york. >> seems hard to imagine but there isn't a major health risk. there's apparently a resort that has to have water trucked in from 40 miles away. >> they have owned up to it. coming up in our next half hour, distracted bus bus drivers caught using phones while driving buses full of children. who is sounding the alarm and what's being done to stop it. >> first airlines being told to cut down on the hidden charges. what you need to know before booking your vacation flight this summer. you're watching "world news now." "world news no
changing tickets or checking a bag or even carrying one on, there are always fees. now some lawmakers are saying enough is enough. here's abc's aditi roy. >> a call for a major government crackdown on airlines for the added fees to ticket prices. a recent report released by the minority staff of the senate commerce committee claims fees like checking baggage, change or cancellation chargesing are often hidden, confusing and unfair. between 2009 and 2014 according to the report three carriers increased baggage fees by 67%. four carriers increased domestic cancellation fees from $150 to $200 or 33%. and preferred seating is one of the fee categories in which airlines offer the least transparency. >> sometimes this i think is very tricky. the airlines make it seem like the only seats available are the upgraded seats. so you pay extra when you don't need to. >> reporter: customers can
protect themselves by reading the fine print. as you're going through the reinforce to buy the ticket look for all the fees associated with it make sure you've added them all up before you get to the final click to submit button. if it seems more expensive, go back and compare again and look at other airlines before you buy that ticket. >> reporter: the airline industry is fighting back saying it would be difficult to find an industry that is more transparent than airlines in their pricing. the report recommends to make it more clear that preferred seating is optional, limit change fees and refund bag charges for flights delayed more than six hours. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. despite all fees there's still a record number of people using the airways instead of driving or taking the train. but it drives me nuts. >> they can raise the fees all they want. if they give the first cocktail free. nobody would complain again. >> the phillip mena policy.
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and now it's time for "the mix." your very first mix. hope you enjoe this one. did you ever do tie kwon do or karate when you were a kid. >> i never got a chance to do that. i learned how to run away from all danger. >> that also works. this boy in south korea. as part of getting a belt, you've got to break the box. they put this over. it's a board. it appears to be this prebent plastic practice board for kids to get the belt, he's got to break it. he tries tapping his foot. tried putting all his force into it. this kid is giving everything. >> looks like me trying to open the packaging of the cereal box. he got it. >> he got it. >> it's all about the had i ya. >> talk about "a" for effort. look at the dance after. a victory dance.
got the belt. >> he's now a white belt. >> there you go. what a cutie pie. >> that's awesome. so lol, do you ever use that when we're texting? >> no, actually. >> too cool for that, huh? is that what it is? >> okay, fine. >> you're not alone. not too many people are using ol anymore. according to somebody with a lot of time on their hands checking out all the facebook posts there. america is divided between haha and emojis. about half the people use that. emojis a third of them. the rest are hehe and lolers. >> i've never used an emoji in my life. check out this map, the most used lol texas and florida. our home states. you've got to have a sense he of humor to live there. it's hard to convey sarcasm there. that's why i'm not going to hate on that. i used to. i am no longer an alol hater.
>> you've turned around. >> maybe i'll give emojis a try. >> i just learned that one like six months ago. that goes to show you where i am. hov hover boards really big these days. there's another one. it looks like a mac pro book but it floats around here. it's called the walk car. it works similarly to segue. it's much smaller. it's powerful enough to climb hills and stable enough it doesn't require a handlebar. it can go almost eight miles. >> uphill. >> on a single three-hour charge. that's impressive. >> i think that can be extremely useful in navigating the very packed streets of new york city. you won't have to bother about parking >> among other things. our final item on the mix." >> i think we are going to have to hold that for tomorrow possibly. i'm sorry. we did hi, anne.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news from ferguson, missouri. the unrest overnight one year after the police shooting death of michael brown. why the riot police are out in force. >> remembering frank gifford, the pro football great turned broadcasting legend. his death and remarkable life. driving distracted. bus drivers busted while putting their phone calls and text messages ahead of safety. the latest incident and passengers saying enough is enough. and surprising comeback. funnyman bill murray returning to a movie franchise after an unforgettable role decades ago. get the scoop on the next "ghostbusters" later in the "skinny." it's monday, august 10th. "skin." it's monday, august 10th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning on this monday and good to have you here.
phillip mena filling in for t.j. holmes. >> happy to be here. it's a bit of an odd shift. i don't know if i'm supposed to eat late night snacks or breakfast. or what. >> we au fall into the same. we just don't note when to eat. >> i split the difference with coffee and pizza. >> two important food groups. >> we'll see if it works. >> very important groups. speaking of important news, a lot off developing information overnight coming out of ferguson. it was the one-year anniversary of the death there of michael brown. violence breaking out overnight as protesters marked one year since he was shot and killed by a police officer. >> multiple shots were fired at police targeting at least two unmarked cars. and there are reports that two people may have been shot. the gunfire followed a peaceful march and protest in another police shooting in another city. more now from abc's kendis gibson. >> brothers and sisters in the street. >> reporter: hundreds of dep mon administrators surrounding flowers and stuffed
animals in ferguson, ma, marking the spot where one year ago, a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager setting off months of protests and shining a spotlight on race relations in america. >> by sunday morning, new depends for justice not just for 18-year-old michael brown but all unarmed black men who died at the hands of police. >> give all my love to my family, my people, my friends, my new friends. >> reporter: brown's father led a quiet march through ferguson. people of all ages flocking side by side. >> do you know why you're here? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> because police officers are killing our people. >> reporter: khalid muhammad came with his family. years old and already worried about his future. >> i feel a little nervous. >> reporter: why? >> hmm, because i think i'm going to get killed. >> reporter: many protesters still upset saying the lesson of ferguson have not gone far enough, pointing to recent police shootings of unarmed
black men and now the fbi taking over the investigation into 19-year-old christian taylor's death. police shot and killed the college football player after he drove into a dallas area car dealership. >> it will take a long, long time for me to get over that. >> reporter: back in ferguson, police bumping up their presence this weekend. >> there's a lot of work to be done. get involved in the work. >> reporter: a message for the people of ferguson? >> peace. >> reporter: a message many here hope goes beyond the city limits. kendis gibson, abc news, ferguson, missouri. >> when michael brown's father spoke earlier on sunday, he said he was grateful and thanked the audience that his son's death wasn't just swept under the carpet. today they're calling for a day of civil disobedience. we don't know exactly what that details and what's going to happen but people are very anxious in ferguson what could transpire there today. >> you saw police in riot gear and crowds gathering there and everybody hoping it would be a
day of peaceful events but as we mentioned, shots have been fired there. and we're still getting information and it is very much a developing story. and we will be following those developments all morning long. we turn now to the death of a legend, frank gifford. he passed away yesterday morning from natural causes. he was a standout player at the university of southern california and played both offense and defense for the new york giants. often in the same game. but he achieved real celebrity as the cornerstone of abc "monday night football" beginning in the early '70s. >> if you're a football fan, a giants fan and you remember him for all the great things he did on the field and you remember him from things you may have seen him do on tv, that's great, too. i just hope people remember that we lost a very, very good man and a good person. >> he was a legend. gifford was the nfl's mvp in 1956. he was inducted into the pro football hall of fame in 1977. frank gifford would have
celebrated his 85th birthday next sunday. an ex-con with a violent past is in custody in houston this morning charged with murdering eight family members. police say david conley entered the home through a window, handcuffed the victims and shot each in the head. a married couple and six children were killed including police. they say -- excuse me, place say that conley's 13-year-old son, as well, conley had a long-standing dispute with his son's mother, one of the murdered vips. a california police chief is speaking out about a recent deadly attack he blames on the nation's immigration laws. abc as aditi roy has the details. >> reporter: police say 29-year-old undocumented immigrant victor ramirez was one of two men who broke into 64-year-old marilyn farris' home, sexually assaulted her, attacking her with a hammer. she later died. authorities say ramirez had been arrested six times in the last 15 months and was out on probation facing misdemeanor drug charges.
the santa maria police chief is now blaming weak drug laws that allowed ramirez to be released. >> i'm not remiss to say from washington, d.c. to sacramento, there's a blood trail into the bedroom of marilyn farris. >> the case follows the high profile shooting death of kate steinle on the san francisco waterfront. the suspect in that case pleading not guilty, an undocumented immigrant who had a fer immigration hold, a federal request to be held for pickup or deportation, but he was protected by so-called sanctuary laws which prohibit local authorities from touching him over to immigration officials. but federal officials say there was no such hold on ramirez because he was charged with a misdemeanor. u.s. immigration and customs enforcement tells abc news it is seeking notification in advance of his release or transfer from local custody. the los angeles times reports before farris' death, ramirez pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, sexual assault, and burglary. ramirez remains behind bars and
is scheduled to appear in court later this week. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. the u.s.-led coalition is beefing up air power in the fight against isis. six f-16 warplanes, support equipment, 300 personal have arrived at an air force base in southern turkey. the base is located close to isis strongholds across the border in syria. till now the u.s. has flown only unarmed drones from the base. more than 20 people are dead in the wake of a typhoon in asia. the storm moved from taiwan to the chip niece mainland bringing heavy rain and winds. power out to more than a million homes and widespread agricultural damage. at its peak, the typhoon had winds as much as 140 miles an hour but it is now weakening. >> there are also severe storms here in the u.s. in the central plains overnight and a monster storm yesterday in arizona that may have ignited yet another wildfire. there was also extreme weather in other parts of the country.
abc's ryan owens reports. >> reporter: tampa can't seem to get a break. the florida city hit yet again. this neighborhood submerged after ten inches of rain in just eight days. pumps brought in to drain the water, homeowners facing major repairs. >> the county and the state can't get together and come up with a permanent solution, i don't know how i can put more money back into this house. >> shut the door. >> reporter: in south dakota, this family racing to keep golf ball sized hail out of their home. that same system lighting up skies over nebraska. >> tornado. >> tornadoes reported there in and kansas. out west, more than 40 large fires burning including this fast-moving blaze in arizona. >> the fire is continuing to grow. this thing is burning and is roaring. >> hundreds forced from their homes. more than 10,000 firefighters battling blazes in california where one firefighter lost his life.
ryan owens, abc news, san diego. how about we look at weather. severe storms threaten the ohio valley and the northeast. thunderstorms in the southern rockies and showers in the northwest. a heat wave in along the gulf coast. >> 90s in new orleans and memphis. 105 in dallas, 80s in chicago and kansas city and new york and los angeles in the 70s. in happy reunion was nine years in the making. the goldston family was reunited with their beloved dog boozer at a colorado manual shelt they are weekend. >> the boxer disappeared when they moved from tennessee to alabama. somehow he ended up with an owner who moved to denver and then had to give up the dog. that's when the shelter checked his microchip and contacted the goldstons. boozer was just a puppy when he disappeared. >> amazing they got him. sound effects. i like it. all right. boozer back reunited.
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skinny, so skinny. ♪ skinny, so skinny . >> so this morning in "the skinny," a movie mashup of biblical proportions. did i get that right? we're talking dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. >> i'd be excited. reena is quoting dr. peter venkman because bill murray is joining the cast of the new "ghostbusters" movie. >> led by melissa mccarthy
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really adventurous, maybe you even stood on the top of a flying plane. >> if you're a billionaire businessman elon musk, that's exactly what you did. abc's sara haines has more. >> reporter: elon musk, living life on the edge. look as the billionaire performs this death defying stunt. taking a stroll on top of a flying plane. a man worth $13.2 billion, considered by many to be one of the leaders of the future. risking his life at 130 miles per hour. just a normal day for musk who has been compared to marvel's ironman. >> genius billionaire playboy flil philanthropist. >> >> the business magnate has created spacex. >> and liftoff. >> the private rocket company, paypal and launched tesla motors one of the world's first all electric sports cars. musk is married to model tallulah riley and when he's not busy being one of the world's greatest living inventors he
spends his time jet setting and dabbles in other extreme activities like kite boarding. on saturday, the daredevil /mogul sharing his latest death defying day off with the bright wing wing walking team in england and one supportive wife. she even took this photo which musk posted casually writing went for a nice wing walk. what could possibly go wrong. sara haines, abc news, new york. >> that makes me nervous. >> i mean the guy is brilliant but if you're worth $13.2 billion, i'd be living in a bubble. >> i wouldn't go anywhere. wouldn't step out. >> certainly not like that. >> did you know that he divorced his wife and then remarried her a year later? he's used to wild rides. >> that's living on the edge. >> don't miss our updates on facebook. we'll be right back. >> don't miss our updates on >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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