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making news in america this morning -- breakingover night. a mass i have wildfire turning deadly. the flames wiping out homes and businesses. forcing people to evacuate. dramatic new video just in. losen ground. a new poll showing hillary clinton's fading support. and donald trump doing even better than before. new this morning, parts of a plane raining down on a neighborhood. smashing through a car window. new details about how it happened. and crowning moment. a new miss america. her talent that wowed the crowd. the question she received about deflategate. and vanessa williams' triumphant return.
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we do say good morning to you, everyone. we get started with breaking news out of northern california. a raging wildfire burning out of control right now. >> authorities say at least one person has died in the valley fire. home after home now a pile of charred rubble. people who live there given very short notice to evacuate. >> and new video this morning e showing a person escaping in a car. watch this. the road surrounded by flames. ashes and embers raining down. thick smoke making it nearly impossible to see. the roar of the raging wildfire caught on camera. overnight, the wall of flames leaving a trail of destruction. scorching more than 1,000 homes and businesses on the edge of wine country. >> the school's gone. the store's gone. a lot of people had dogs stuck up there. they won't let them go get them. >> reporter: thousands of people forced to evacuate. many of them with the clothes on their backs. >> it went all the way around
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us. there was no stopping it. we watched the houses around us burn. it was utter chaos. >> reporter: a view from the air. middletown decimated. >> what hits you is the sheer scope of the devastation. it just goes on and on. homes, cars, precious mementos. in this neighborhood alone, 36 homes, gone. >> reporter: this morning, four firefighters are recovering in the hospital, saifrd by their fire shelters when flames overtook them. >> they're going to get treated and they're going to make it through. >> reporter: about 60 miles south, the butte fire is bad. the firefighters on the front lines can battle the flames. and they hope their own exhaustion. >> the wild fivers are more than a dozen burning in california. the weather cooperating. now slowing down the pace of the
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valley fire. >> rob marciano shows us what's in store for today. >> reporter: we'll get cooler weather in here. 10 to 15 degrees cooler. 80 around sacramento. humidity levels go up. not a ton of rain. but we'll take the higher levels of humidity. and the cooler weather. cool weather across the northeast as well. 38 in parts of west virginia. 55 in d.c. some of the coldest air since may. a taste of fall. we turn our focus to politics. just two days until the next gop debate. a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump statistically even. clinton, 46%. trump, 43. >> more results show a troubling trend for the clinton campaign. bazi kanani joins us from
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washington with more. >> reporter: the abc news/"washington post" poll shows hillary clinton is losing ground and donald trump is stronger than ever. for the democrats, hillary clinton has lost one-third of her support. she's still the front-runner. the poll shows her at 42%. bernie sanders at 24%. and joe biden, not officially in the race, at 21%. now, on the republican side, donald trump and ben carson are surging. commanding more than half of the vote between them in the crowded field. trump is at 33%. carson, up to 20%. and jeb bush there at a distant third at 8%. now, today, donald trump is speaking in the home of dallas mavericks. that 20,000-seat arena is already sold out. some people have already been spotted scalping tickets. so donald trump continues to attract large crowds an an
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incredible about of interest in his campaign. reena? kennedy kendis. breaking news from egypt where security forces have mistakenly killed mexican tourists. police were pursuing terrorists possible killing 12 people in an off-limits area of the western desert. mexico demanding an investigation. an emergency session over the growing refugee crisis. yesterday, germany suddenly reintroduced checks at its borders to stem the flow. nearly 500,000 refugees have entered germany alone. 13,000 only on saturday. starting tomorrow, hungary plans to pursue those evading border police. two planes bumped wipgs at the airport in los angeles. a united floogt was taxiing to a gate when it clipped the left
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wing of a departing alaska airlines flight. the bump damaged the right stabilizer on the united plane. both planes are out of commission. also new this morning, the recommendations of the ferguson commission are being announced today. among the recommendations, bringing in missouri's attorney general as a special prosecutor for police-involved killings. and expanding police officer training. and raising the minimum wage. more e details with the full release of the report later today. turning to the sniper shootings in phoenix. three teenagers have been arrested for launching copy cat attacks. at least 11 cars were hit in the last two weeks. police believe the real shooter or shooters are still on the loose. the 18-year-olds arrested yesterday admitted to flinging rox at cars. they're not linked to the incidents trerrorizing the city. >> these are kids who think they
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came out with a good idea. my message to cuds thikids thin same, they're all in jail. >> a 19-year-old man detained on friday is a person of interest. kentucky clerk kim davis goes back to work today. her attorney says davis is still undecided what she'll do if same-sex couples apply for a license. a judge says if she interferes, she'll be sent back to jail. millions of jews are celebrating the new year. rosh hashanah is today. the holiday ends tomorrow evening. major automakers banding together, adding a new feature
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the make cars safer. major mixup. an irl flying the wrong plane on a journey over the pacific. how did that happen? tough luck. why a state has stopped playing some lottery winners.
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a massive volcano rumbled to life in japan this morning. spewing huge plumes of ash and smoke into the air. mt. aso was a surprise. people are being forced to stay at least a mile away from the crater. well, classrooms are empty again in seattle as a teacher's strike enters its second week.
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both sides met over the weekend. they're still so far apart over the issue of salary. the strike has used up three of the snow days on the calendar. if the strike drags on, holidays could be cut. let's call it another step toward the driverless car. major automakers, including ford and gm, have agreed to equip new cars with automatic brake systems. they sense an impending collision and automatically apply the brax. if every car had autobraking, it's estimating 200,000 accidents could be eliminated every year. good news for drivers. the summer driving season ended with the lowest gas prices in more than a decade. aaa says motorists are paying about $1 less per gallon of gas than last year. averaging $2.34 a gallon. motorists are saving about six
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investigation sunday way a ever a mixup at american airlines. admitting to sending the wrong plane across the ocean. >> the air bus that made the trip from los angeles to hahn luly was not authorized to fly long distances over open water. the planes were very similar. such flights are required to carry certain emergency equipment. >> sit concerning that an airplane that did not have the extra certification, the extra equipment, was allowed to make the long-distance flight. there were people all the way along the line. the pilots, the ground crew, the administrator, someone could have caught it. the good news is they fessed up. i thing every airline in america will make sure they don't make the same mistake. >> american said the faa was immediately notified once they realized what happened. engine parts falling from a plane to the street in fresno, california. the debris came from a dc-9 that
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reported engine failure after takeoff. chunks of metal came crashes down into a nibd. >> i came out the check everything out. and then i turned around and looked at my car. i had a hole in the back of the windshield. it was busted out. >> regardless of where it cam from, we're fortunate no one was injured today. >> well said. police gathered up debris. they're trying to figure out what went wrong. former tennis star james blake is calling for the firing of the nypd officers who tackled him. he was shoved to the ground, handcuffed in a case of mistaken identity. the undercover new york police officer mistook him for a suspect in a credit card scam. blake says the officer failed to identify or explain himself. the officer is on desk duty. he has prior come plapts about excessive force. two lottery winners being told to wait for their money are
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suing the state of illinois. the state has suspended all payouts of $25,000 or more. the winners have made plans for their money. they're demanding immediate payment plus interest. >> i've gone from like, really high emotions in winning to really low emotions in i can't do what i wanted to do with the money. >> the class-action suit represents dozens of other big winners, ib colluding two people who won $262 million as part of a jackpot. the state says everyone will eventually be paid. they'll have to wait their turn. >> shot is a downer, huh? >> they've been waiting a lifetime for that sort of money, haven't they? time for sports. the first sunday of nfl action. >> plus the develop two tennis players in the world meeting in the u.s. open final. here are the fellas from espn. alongside john buccigross, i'm kevin nconnors. first, we start with the u.s. open finals in queens.
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starring roger federer and novak djokovic. djokovic serving for the championship. federer is long. djokovic gets it. they're now even all-time in their, yeah, you. you won. 21-21 head to head all time. novak gets the big shiny u.s. open trophy. to the nfl. the giants. were the better team for 59 minutes. but for the minute to go, the cowboys marched down the field. 82 yards. romo to witten. dallas wins. top two picks of the nfl draft went head to head in week one. jameis winston and marcus mariota. mariota looked good. quick feet. quick release. 209 yards. four touchdowns. outdueled winston easily. 42-14. "monday night football" two games on espn. >> eagles-falcons.
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check out a live "sportscenter" at 9:00 eastern on espn. it was within of those nights last night. you had the u.s. open. football, and of course, miss america. a busy night for television. up next in "the pulse." we'll take a look see at the newly crowned miss america. and casting a spell, a bride and groom's magic trick going viral. >> what is that about? drinking . it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. ♪i'm going down to the land of wonder ♪ ♪apple trees to sit under
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topping "the pulse." there she is. soon. there she is now. the new miss america. miss georgia. betty cantrell won the crowd last night in new york city. >> the 21-year-old student wowed the judges with her performance from madame butterfly. there was negative reaction after asked if tom brady was
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guilty in deflategate. >> i'm not sure. i would have to be there and see the ball. if there was question there, then yes, i think he cheated. if there was any question to be had, i think he definitely cheated. and he should have been suspended for that. that's not fair. >> come on. those questions can be hard. >> next she tackles world peace. an emotional moment for vanessa williams. the former miss america. an official apologizing to her for hour her scandal was handled. >> so great to see her there last night. and every couple would love to have magical wedding day. this bride and groom took to it a whole new level. >> they wowed their guests with an amazing dance routine that went viral, dancing to "i put a spell on you." check out the groom's gravity-defying moves. he happens to be a magician.
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>> that's amazing. and, an amazing encounter, in the meantime for a paddle boarder in california. >> matt and a friend were on the water. they got a surprise. a dolphin lunches itself on to the water, slamming into his board. >> matt went flying off the board. he wrote on his facebook page, it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. top ten for sure. >> oh, the terror of youth. this adorable little girl not haunted by monsters in the closet or under the bed. >> nope, she lives in fear of her own shadow. she tries to out run it. but it keeps chasing her in broad daylight. >> in fact, it gets so bad, she gets so terrified. she falls to the ground. cries hysterically. don't despair. don't be mad at your parents for posting the video on social media. >> yeah, they'll pay for the therapy billing that will be
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well, as we mentioned, vanessa williams returned to the miss america stage last night. >> the only miss america ever to resign. last night, she received an
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emotional apology from the pageant ceo before taking a place of honor as a judge. she spoke to robin roberts about the scandal in 1984 and how she turned her life around the. >> reporter: vanessa williams made history in 1983 when she was crowned the first african-american miss america. >> vanessa williams, miss new york! >> reporter: after 32 years, she's back to judge the pageant that launched her career. >> i've got, uh, a perfect platform to kind of be reintroduced to the organization that catapulted me into notoriety and stardom. >> reporter: let's go to 1983. you're crowned miss america. what was that moment like for you, vanessa? >> i knew i was smart enough. i had everything it took. i didn't know that would be the year. >> reporter: her 10-month reign
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came to an abrupt fault when news broke that nude photos she took two years before would be published. >> my parents came into the room. i said, i don't know what's going on. i was stupid. i took pictures. apparently they're coming out. >> reporter: onlookers came to the newsstands in droves to buy what is still the highest grossing issue of "penthouse." >> i do officially relinquish my title as miss america 1984 to the miss america pageant. it was really hard for my mom. there's an incredible amount of shame and humiliation that she was confronted with because of what happened to me. >> reporter: how do you want people to react when they hear you're going to be a judge? >> it's a new day there. there's a lot of people that do feel that i should return. >> fantastic evening. that's what's ma
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