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the obvious reasons seen from behind. it's part air ship, helicopter and plane. it's 300 feet long. about 50 feet longer than the biggest passenger plane. >> cisco systems is laying off 5500 employees starting this summer. they're the world's largest manufacturer of networking gear. more of the corporate customers are relying on remote data centers instead of online networks. and at&t is eliminating fees for data overages. starting sunday they can choose a plan to slow down their data speed when they approach their data limit instead of paying the fee. verizon announced a similar plan last month. >> the washington monument is closed. there was only one employee on board, but 84 visitors were forced to walk down the stairs. the elevator troubles shut down
the monument for a week last month. it was a power problem forcing it to close this past weekend. >> the police department in new hampshire agreed to pay a woman after a mix up. an officer broke a window to save who he thought was an infant. the infant was a realistic looking doll, something the officer quickly realized. >> that's understandable. >> and i went to put my finger in the mouth, and it was resistance, and i'm like, this is a doll. it felt like a baby. it looked like a baby. everything about it was baby. >> the woman who owns the car says she started collecting the realistic looking infants after her own son died at 20. she's agreed to put a sticker on her car alerting passers by that the doll is not real. >> good idea. >> clkhloe kardashian with a message after a skin cancer
scare. >> doctors found and removed a cancerous mole on her back. >> reporter: the kardashians are known for sharing the most personal parts of their lives on reality tv. now chloe ckhloe kardashian is up about a skin cancer scare. >> she's getting into detail about the experience and her real scare with skin cancer. >> reporter: the 32-year-old reality star said several years ago doctors found a cancerous mole on her back. there was one mole on my back that was skin cancer. i had eight inches of skin removed. it was painful. it was a lot of skin, but most the time the removals haven't been that bad. >> she decided to share this story in hopes it would make people speak to their doctor if they see anything irregular in their skin. >> reporter: the star shares this chart on the abcs of skin cancer to help others identify
irregular moles saying i haven't had a problem in years, but i wanted to share may experience o you'll take action and take care of your life. in a january episode, she refused to take a test to find out if he was a carrier of a jean jeanne that's a carrier of breast cancer. she says now i'm extra aware of my skin, body and moles. linsey davis, new york. >> the cdc says skin cancer is the most common cancer. it's great she's speaking out about it. >> they recommend everybody should check their own bodies at least once a month and see a dermatologist once a year. >> and everyone can get it. even if you're black. it doesn't matter your skin tone. >> people think if they're darker or olive skin, everybody is susceptible. >> the little girl sparking a
after posting photos after a recent trip that she took with her dad. it's because the photos were of animals she killed while the two were hunting big game together. >> some even threatening to kill the young girl, and now she and her dad are speaking out. clayton sandell with the story. >> reporter: it's the big controversy over big game. >> it's something that i cherish and i enjoy. >> reporter: on an african hunting trip, the 12-year-old posted pictures of her kills. this impaula, zebra calling it a dream hunt. the photo with a dead giraffe racked up 73,000 comments. some positive, but mostly outrage and even death threats. one saying you and your red neck father should be hunted. >> they love animals. we love animals too. we also love hunting. >> reporter: they did nothing illegal and point out some african countries rely on money
from big game hunters for conservation aspects. many wildlife groups say trophy hunting should be a thing of the past. >> it's 2016. we shouldn't have to kill an animal to save it. >> i'm a hunter. no matter what people say, i'm never going to stop. >> reporter: and to the online critics, she said she's going to ignore them. many of us will wait and say it's not hunting if you don't eat the animals. the family has said that the injure r giraffe, the meet goes to the localvillages. >> feeding some 800 orphans is what they claimed over the next month from their kills over the last month or so. >> they also say there's another big problem which is poaching which are people who go after endangered animals. a lot of people are wishing they would stick in the conservation.
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k-y touch. ben-hur is considered one of the best movies of all time in the u.s. it's on the american film institute's list of greatest movies. >> many think it's time for a remake. chris connelly stat down with the cast headed by morgan freeman. >> reporter: along with the brother turned against brother story line, an action set below deck and behind gleaming steeds. >> there's nothing more spectacular than seeing four horses riding in unison. >> should have stayed away. >> you should have killed me. >> reporter: rising stars found that playing leads in this 2016
incarnation also meant performing with morgan freeman. sometimes actors are intimidated by their first opportunity to act with you. >> that's as it should be. >> yeah. >> i'm a really good actor. >> reporter: what should people know that's different about this version of the movie? >> i'm a big lover of the '59 version. while that's a story about revenge, this is a story about hope and love and forgiveness and redemption. >> this is more of a reimagining. >> reporter: backing the quest for freedom. what's fun to play about that? >> i'm a powerful character. it's good to be the king. >> reporter: another update, the multicultural approach, hartening to the woman who plays the beloved. >> i'm middle eastern and iranian. to play a major role is one of the first times. i love that she has a voice, and
i love that she's strong. in a way that women haven't been portrayed in this era. >> i watched my father be killed. i know what it's like to one to take your feelings out on others. >> reporter: all for the chariot race. "star wars" honored with this scene in the phantom mem us, and this one cranking it up. this one has a lot to live up to. >> no lack of action scenes in it, clearly. >> no, but the original one, 11 oscars. tieing for the most ever. >> no pressure. >> let's see if you can do that, morgan freeman.
this morning on "world news now," breaking overnight, two u.s. swimmers pulled from a flight amid new questions in rio. were they and ryan lochte really victims of an armed robbery? and hundreds of passengers rescued from a burning ferry. we have video of the smoldering ship as the u.s. coast guard jumps into action. and a man's incredible weight loss. shedding 300 pounds. the simple thing he did every time he got hungry. team usa takes gold silver and bronze. the first time any country has swept this olympics event. it's thursday, august 18th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we say good thursday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> you wanted to say friday so
badly. >> i was so close to it. the new york tabloids are talking act -- they went at the whole controversy right now. i thought they could have been better. water gate here from the new york post. >> and hot water. this all in reference to ryan lochte. >> and his teammates. >> and the armed robbery they apparently were a part of? that's being called into question. >> but then there was a development overnight. in fact, the breaking news from brazil over night, the two american swimmers still in rio pulled off of a plane moments before taking off. as those questions swirl about the armed robbery. >> here's video of jack conger and gunnar bentz at the airport where they were briefly retained. they will not be able to leave brazil until they testify about claims they were robbed at gunpoint along with ryan lochte and another teammate. yesterday the judge ordered the seizure of lochte's passport. he was already back in the u.s.
lochte claimed they were held up at gunpoint by men with badges who pulled over their taxi. >> the judge says their stories don't match up. there was this video obtained. it shows the swimmers alirrivin around 7:00 sunday morning. roughly 2 1/2 hours after they were attacked. the judge questioned the time gap, and also wondered why they seemed so up beat if they were robbed. at one point ryan lochte grabs his badge and kind of hits his teammate there, playfully in the head. do you do that after an armed robbery? >> a lot of questions about that. why he left brazil early. why the others were trying to leave before being done being questioned. the brazilians say we want answers. it was all hands on deck after a ship went up in flames with more than 500 people on board. >> the burning vessel was
approaching puerto rico when passengers were forced to jump down emergency slides. at one point even the firefighters were told to abandon the ship to save themselves from the fire. gio baa meenitez is on the grou. >> reporter: more than 500 passengers and crew wearing life vests ordered to abandon ship, evacuating down the emergency slides into rescue rafts surrounded by coast guard, boats and choppers. a crew member saying the fire started in the engine room. crews battling from boats, dousing the side of the blackened ship. witnesses spotting the emergency unfolding about a mile off the coast of san juan. >> it's gotten worse. we've seen more vessels responding. >> reporter: two dozen passengers hospitalized. more than 100 treated for
dehydration, and of course shock. this woman leading a frightened child ashore. moments later -- collapsing before being carried away on a stretcher. it's on fire over there one grateful passenger saying. thank you, god. a paramedic cradling a newborn. a group of children holding hands as they were led to safety. >> a small bit of progress this morning in the battle against the wildfire in southern california. fire crews have the blue cut fire 4% contained. the flames are spreading this morning near interstate 15. dozens of homes have been destroyed. among the thousands of residents still worried about her home, this woman. >> i think this is the worst that i've ever seen. you know? and it's kind of getting used to the idea of being homeless.
>> no deaths were reported, but cadaver dogs were searching for anyone. the cause of this fire a mystery this morning. donald trump holding a rally in north carolina after shaking up his campaign staff at the highest level. the second campaign overhaul in two months. it's aimed at letting trump be trump. embracing the tone that got him the nomination. as hillary clinton joked about the shakeup, her controversial e-mails came up again. >> reporter: donald trump's campaign team shaken and stirred. >> he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. they can make him read new words from a teleprompter. but he is still the same man. >> reporter: steve bannon is the new campaign ceo. kellyanne conway was promoted to
campaign manager. >> going into the last 12 weeks we look at more is more. >> reporter: the associated press reports it was to influence u.s. policy, a possible federal felony. the gop nominee who held a round table at trump tower called islamic terrorism getting his classified briefing. he told fox news he wouldn't trust the intelligence. >> not so much from the people doing it for our country. look what's happened over the years. i mean, it's been catastrophic. >> reporter: clinton will get the same briefings. rally supporters as the state department prepares to release thousands of deleted e-mails from her private server. the fbi recovered the deleted e-mails during the investigation. the state department says next week a judge could decide when the e-mails will be released to the public. a death toll from some of
the worst flooding in louisiana history has risen to 13. an elderly woman was confirmed as the latest victim yesterday. tens of thousands of residents remain in shelters. about 70,000 people have asked for people from fema. as the flood waters recede, health officials warned there's an increased risk of the west nile virus. a new storm in the atlantic overnight. it's far from land. we will be tracking it for you. looking at the radar, severe storms bringing a change to the northeast. heavy rain in d.c. and maryland, and storms moving through new york and new jersey. it's following days of extreme heat and humidity on the coast. a big night on the track for team usa. >> the u.s. women ran into the record books with a clean sweep. on the beach a pair of americans made sure they won't leave rio empty handed.
>> reporter: revenge for team usa on the beach. kerri walsh jennings and april ross celebrating after beating another high ranked brazilian team in the bronze medal match. the u.s. women also on track to making history in rio. the americans swept the medals in the 100 meter hurdles, the first time that's happened in olympics history. brianna rollins got the gold. nia ali got the silver, and kristi castlin just leaning her way to the bronze. a nice redemption after the u.s. men were shut out of the medals in the 110 meter hurdles for the first time ever. over in the long jump, a hop to the top of the medal stand taking the gold. in the process, she ousted her teammate and defending olympics champion brittany reese who ended with the silver. for the u.s. men an upset in the 200 meter semi final. justin gatlin failed to qualify
in his heat. he pulled up too early, and two other runners passed him. the final was supposed to be a rematch between gatlin and bolt. bolt qualified in his heat. now there's only one other american in the finals. and ashton eaton hoping to defend his title as the world's greatest athlete. he leads the competition after five events. his u.s. teammates are standing strong. they are both in the top ten. over the women's water polo team getting a shot at gold thanks to a big win. they beat hungary. they're now guaranteed to bring home the gold or silver. bolt, by the way, when he was qualifying for the 20 0 meter, he said i wasn't trying that hard. i'll run faster next time. he kept his promise. clocked in at 19.78.
that's the best time in the world this year. >> but the beautiful thing about that, you saw the canadian runner. usain looked over at him. they were smiling. it was like one of those things like when you achieved your squad goal and you and your buddy are at the club together like this is cool. coming up, investigators discover what caused people to get an electric shock on a ride. >> and a man losing more than 300 pounds that started with a trip to walmart. >> and check out our behind the scene picks on "world news now." " hey, honey?
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what you're looking at and listening to is a wild shootout caught on camera in chicago leaving one police officer injured. the authorities were chasing a suspected carjacker when he opened fire. a bullet came through the officer's windshield and grazed his face. the suspect was arrested after losing control of the stolen suv. he was on parole for armed robbery. a grass fire in a wooden trusl. a fire near an abandoned train bridge spread and then the trestle. the smoke was visible for miles away. a nearby apartment building was evacuated. nobody was hurt. the man who climbed trump
tower in new york has been arranged. 19-year-old steven riagata used five suction cups to scale the building. he entered a no plea from a hospital room where he's still a patient. bail was set at $10,000. an update on the six-year-old girl who was badly injured in the ferris wheel accident in tennessee. briley reynolds was released after suffering a traumatic brain injury. her older sister and a 16-year-old were all hurt in the fall. the other two were treated and released from the hospital last week. safety inspectors are blaming me can sal problems. and a live wire sent six people to the hospital. >> five of those were kids. they were shocked while on a ride. linsey davis with the story. >> reporter: victor williams was seconds from tragedy when an electric current flowing through
a ride shocked them. >> the child is conscious and alert and has been removed from the electrical source. >> reporter: two of the boys with burns to their hands. >> the e lelectrical current going through his body. >> reporter: a three-year-old survived a fall from this roller coaster last week. days before that, a ten-year-old was killed as he road the world's tallest water slide in kansas city. his father says he wants assurances that such a tragedy would not strike again. back in connecticut, detectives determined a live wire was touching the scrambler, creating the dangerous current. these rides are once again operational and everyone is out of the hospital. coming up in our next half hour, the warning about something in the mcdonald's happy meal. >> first, the walmart workout.
with that. >> everyone is very confused right now. you're about to understand. >> and you'll get inspired. you're about to meet a man who lost more than 300 pounds starting with a simple walk to walmart. >> his friends call him pat. he was more than 600 pounds. his doctors told him he could die in his sleep. that was a real wakeup call. >> ever since he was little, pat brocco was always known as the big kid. >> my nickname was fat pat. >> reporter: and until three years ago she weighed in at a shocking 605 pounds. already prediabetic, his doctors told him he was in serious danger. >> he said it's possible you might die. it hit home. >> reporter: that's when he went home, looked at himself in the mirror and took this photo. >> my stomach was down to my thighs. my chest was hanging down here.
i was disgusted. >> reporter: and his journey started out by throwing out all the food in his house. deciding every time he was hungry he would walk one mile to the closest walmart and one mile home to eat. doing it for a year and a half losing a whopping 200 pounds. >> you walk to walmart three times a day and walk six miles. it was amazing. i had never walked six miles in my life. i was doing it every day. >> reporter: saying good-bye to junk food, fast food and soda and hello to clean eating. >> it was basically vegetables, meat, and clean carbs. >> reporter: sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, and learning he'd never be able to eat certain foods again. >> once i figured out dairy was my down fall, i took it out and started losing weight again. >> reporter: to work outs at the
gym, incline on the treadmill, lifting weights, and now he can do it all. >> at 60 0 pounds, i couldn't go to the gym. >> reporter: from fat pat to possible pat. 330 pounds lighter. not only changing his own life but encouraging his one-year-old son as well. >> i had to set an example for my son so he could come up and be possible pat too. >> what a transformation. >> he's a different man, and he had some surgery this week to remove some of the excess skin. you have to realize that's one of the problems. >> he went from 53% body fat to 10%. he now eats 2200 calories a day and he's training to be a body builder. >> i would take his advice. in the meantime, we're going to walk 50 0 miles.
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>> and not only does it get them out there in terms of the photos. it also gets them out there physically. it's not fun to be cooped up all day. they got to run around and have whipped cream. >> good move. >> from that cuteness to something that is horrifying for many of us. having a run in with a skunk. it happened to this biker in québec, canada. a mob of skunks. he's out biking. >> it's the mom and baby. >> and he's videotaping it and thinking, wow, this is going to suck. apparently they actually don't spray him. they were just briefly stopping to say hello. >> sniffing around his feet and everything. they are not afraid, are they? >> how did he not freak out? >> i don't think a lot of people would have been able to keep their calm. >> i might have been scared from watching pep e lapew.
>> those said hello and went off. >> a lot of people arer is if ied of lightning. maybe we haven't seen a lightning bolt as scary as this one in arz az. someone posted this to i think it was instagram saying that doesn't it look like a dinosaur? see the mouth on the right? it looks like the t-rex is about to chomp down? >> i see a butterfly. >> okay. this, look at this. a party in a box. the uk is really rocking out. pizza hut has presented, teamed up with many d.j.s and created this pizza box that can actually play music. >> how does it. >> it's only in the uk. it's a new promotion. >> does it come with pizza? otherwise i'm not interested. >> i don't think so. >> just >> important message
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this morning on "world news now," the raging wildfire in southern california still burning, leaving a path of destruction and expanding overnight. and members of the usa swim team pulled from a plane. see the video prompting authorities to question their account about an alleged robbery. and record breaking daredevil learning a valuable lesson. he made the world's highest bungee jump. he forgot to empty his pockets. what he dropped that's going to cost him. and adele is issuing an apology. she posted a late night video. see the emotional message to her fans and why she's saying she's sorry in the skinny on this august 17th.
she was hoping to say hello. >> and then i'm sorry. >> yeah. that's a different singer, though. >> we'll get to that. let's start with the west and the progress against the huge wildfire in southern california. crews now say the blue cut fire is 4% contained. >> the flames are coming close to several communities near san bernardino. dozens of homes have been lost. >> this is nuts. fire on both sides of me. >> reporter: hundreds of firefighters on the defensive fighting the massive and fast-moving blue cut fire on the ground and by air. >> this is a monster of a fire that is moving faster than any fire i've seen in a very, very long time. >> reporter: the fire is showing no mercy on san bernardino county. two firefighters have been injured. more than 82,000 residents forced to leave. officials saying to follow the orders to get out.
>> i think this is the worst that i've ever seen. you know? and it's kind of getting used to the idea of being homeless. >> reporter: even the main road leading evacuees to safety is engulfed in flames. triple digit temperatures and fierce winds adding fuel to the fire. >> i'm opening it up to get the heat out so we can put it out to mitigate the smoke impacting the freeways. >> reporter: with hot spots burning, we don't know how many homes or structures have been destroyed by the fire. this is a little bit of good news. firefighters telling us the fire is now at least 4% contained. now to the breaking news from rio where two u.s. olympics swimmers were pulled off a plane. take a look at video of jack conger and gunnar bentz after they were removed from a u.s. bound flight. it's part of an investigation into sunday's alleged gunpoint
robbery of the four american swimmers including ryan lochte. they reportedly will not be allowed to leave brazil until they testify about that robbery. lochte is back in the u.s. while the men claim they were robbed by a gunman posing as police officers as they took a taxi back to the village. surveillance video recorded after the alleged incident is raising questions about the story. here's matt gutman with the details. >> reporter: abc news learned brazilian police are investigating whether ryan lochte lied to authorities about the night he was mugged at gunpoint. lochte with 12 olympics medals said. >> he put a gun to my head. he said get down. i put my hands up. i was like whatever. >> reporter: he said the men flashed badges and were dressed as police officers taking their
money but not their phones. a brazilian judge with a warrant to have the rooms searched. and be passports confiscated. all on suspicious of giving a false sworn statement punishable by up to six months in jail. the phones are critical and could determine where the men were that night. lochte posted this snap chat. the left the club at around 4:00 a.m. driving 40 minutes to the olympics village. just before 7:00 a.m. they reenter the village as seen on this security footage. the brazilian judge saying the time line doesn't match the video obtained. the judge also wondering why the men seemed so unphased if they'd really just been robbed at gunpoint. only later did they provide a statement. police say the men were so drunk they were unable to give much
information regarding the perpetrators, the vehicles the criminals used or the license plate. >> is there any concern that they may have been trying to cover something up? >> i couldn't comment on that. >> reporter: the usoc wouldn't comment on it. we have confirmed that lochte is back in the u.s. his lawyer telling us he gave statements of the state department and the fbi. he says there's no question the robbery did occur. we've learned from police sources here that the two men, jack conger and gunnar bentz were pulled off a u.s.-bound flight. the two men are being questioned by police. they're now investigating them for providing false testimony to the police. the authorities here in brazil have left the door open to prosecuting all four men. the coast guard is investigating a fire that forced more than 500 people to evacuate a ship off puerto rico. passengers were forced to exit
the ferry on emergency slides. more than 100 people were treated at the scene. 24 were hospitalized. no life threatening injuries. the ship was coming from the dominican republic. mechanics tried to put out the fire for two hours before sounding the alarm. donald trump is heading into the home stretch of the general election under new management. he put two long time associates at the top of the campaign and sidelined the man calling the shots. that means we can expect to see more of trump's free wheeling style. we'll get the latest now from tom llamas. >> reporter: cameras ushered in for what looked a lot like a trump cabinet meeting. trump surrounded by his top advisors and now some fresh faces. at the end of the table his new campaign ceo, steven bannon, and new campaign manager, kellyanne conway. trump not saying much during this photo op, but this sends a
clear message. trump is going back to his way of doing things. >> i am who i am. it's me. i don't want to change. i don't want to pivot. you have to be you. >> reporter: bannon, a one-time goldman sachs banker and film director stepping down from his current job. he's never worked on a campaign, but the trump team touting in a press release, a magazine article calling him the most dangerous political operative in america. trump, a guest on bannon's radio show in may. bannon. making sure the candidate would not be swayed by republican leaders calling for a more moderate tone. >> the trump people want to know when they hear paul ryan talk, what they feel is going to be a collapse of what you ran on and a collapse of what they backed you on. >> my folks have nothing worry about it. that's the way it is. i won in landslides based on what i was saying and on my ideas and themes and my statements and policies.
so i'm not going to go into a room and go back to the old stuff that's not working. >> reporter: conway, the new campaign manager, says like the primaries, they're banking almost entirely on trump. >> we'll never have the money and we'll never have the man power that clinton has in brooklyn. we don't need it. quality candidates matter. >> reporter: this is the second major shakeup for the campaign in two months. the value of those briefings. >> do you trust intelligence? >> not so much from the people doing it for our country. look at over the years, it's been catastrophic. >> reporter: hillary clinton reminding trump the clock is ticking. >> there are just 83 days left in this election. i keep track of them, cross them off.
and for anyone waiting for donald trump to suddenly become more responsible, remember what a great american, maya angelou said. when someone shows you who they are, believe them. >> i spoke with trump's new campaign manager who tells me that her initial advice to donald trump will be to be authentic. that's what voters want. mcdonald's attempt to add a healthy touch to the happy meals appeared to have backfired. fitness trackers were pulled after reports of skin irritations possibly caused by the band. >> was that 48 hours? and then boom, it's gone. >> did you like the tracker you got with your happy meal? >> it was cute. thank you. a tourist from ireland said he learned an important lesson. empty your pocket before bungee jumping.
he was brave enough to jump off a high bridge, the highest bridge in the world. during a trip to south africa. >> he was also brave enough to record it, even the part when his phone slid out of his pocket plummeting to the ground. >> oh, no. i dropped my phone. >> keep in mind, the same phone was stolen earlier during a trip to italy. he eventually got it back from the police. he was very lucky that time around. not so much this time around. >> if it was my phone, i would have said it's okay. cut me loose. i'm going after it. >> i'm going after it. i need that phone. >> i need that phone. that's kind of cool video. coming up, the american sprinters making history, taking not just gold, not just gold and silver. gold, silver and bronze. >> okay. thank you. >> i thought there might have been another one there. >> i kept the suspense up. >> and hello from the other side.
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we're amateurs at this. we need some lessons. >> only two more. kerri walsh jennings is coming home from rio with a beach volleyball medal. >> the three time gold medal winner and april ross bounced back from the semi final loss. walsh jennings first of loss at the olympics, but they won the bronze medal. germany won gold defeating the other brazilian team that beat the americans. >> in track and field, a first for team usa. these ladies, the american women swept the 100 meter hurdles, brianna rollins, nia ali, and kristi castlin swept the field. it's the first time all three women from any country will sweep that event. and it's the first time american women have swept the field in any event. >> usain bolt was having such a good time during his 200 meter
semis that she shared a laugh with an opponent. >> they were grinning at each other as they approached the finish line. both men qualified for the final, and this picture is now making the rounds on the internet. >> and he does it like no, no, no. the finger thing. >> and golden girl katie ledecky is back home. she got a huge ovation in dulles. >> she sent out this tweet that reads back in the usa, thanks to my gators. sr friends for the welcome home. that was a shout out to her school in bethesda, maryland. and michael phelps may be retired, but you skill can't keep him out of the pool. the most decorated athlete in united states history spent time in the water with his fiance and son and posted this adorable family shot to instagram. for the second straight day
the u.s. picked up nine overall medals. that raises the american's total to 93. the u.s. has 30 golds. china and great britain are tied at 19. >> all right. 30, 32, and 31 with the medal count. it liked them all at 28. >> when we come back, adele's emotional message to who are friends. >> why she had to cancel her concert. "the skinny" is next. but now we samba. "world news now" continues after this. > "world news now" continues
♪ ♪ >> it is skinny time. there are disappointed adele fans out there this morning. the singing sensation was forced to say hello from the other side, probably the other side being the hotel on the other side of phoenix instead of getting to the arena. she cancelled a show because of a cold and posted this message to her fans. >> i'm so sorry to let you down. i know lots of you were flying in from all over. it's the last thing i want to do, but i have to look at myself because i have so many more shows to do. i will reschedule the show, and i will come back and smash it for you. i'm really, really sorry. have a wonderful evening without me.
>> oh. >> and fans are offering her support saying they hope she feels better. this was supposed to be her second night in phoenix. she says she pushed it too hard tuesday night and now the cold has gotten the better of her. she can't muscle it out anymore. >> we wish her well. it's kind of cool to present that video there, showing her raw to her fans there. a much different apology, blake shelton is saying sorry for tweets from earlier in his career. they have him in hot water. twitter users dug up the old offensive comments that. range from home phobic to misogynistic. >> and comedy has been a big part of his career, but he said anyone that knows me knows i have no tolerance of hate for any kind of form. he admits jokes can be inappropriate, but they're never hateful. many of the old tweets were reportedly deleted. one of the most iconic scenes from "star wars" is
coming to life. take a look. ♪ >> cantina from a new hope will be created as a pop up in hollywood. can you believe it? >> it's not up and running yet, but it will start taking reservations soon. the creators are billing it as a two-hour immersive experience. they say costumes are encouraged. i am in. >> that should give them plenty of time to debate who shot first, as well as time to argue about who are the parents? all these deep thoughts from the cantina. >> what costume are you going to wear? that's the big question. >> i don't know. that's a tough one. last year i was a storm trooper. >> a storm trooper? >> yeah. >> i've been laia before. >> really? you would make a good one. >> the bun? >> i can see it.
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♪ >> a live picture in rio where it is 77 degrees, and they're an hour ahead of the east coast there. >> and most of us don't have what it qualifies for the olympics let alone medal, but there are other ways to get in on the action. >> one super fan is snapping pictures with most of the top american athletes except for one elusive champion. >> reporter: who is that guy? the final five are all smiles posing for a selfie with him. here he is with u.s. track star, allyson felix, and here with ryan murphy. who is he? brent foalen of fort worth, texas, the undisputed selfie king of the rio olympics. and there he is behind aly
raisman during her medal ceremony. >> right place right time. if they would give medals to spectators, i would for sure get a gold for my performance this olympics. >> reporter: brent describes himself as a sports super fan. he used all his vacation time to be here. his wild ride in rio and his impressive collection of selfies won't be complete without that one selfie he's desperate to get. michael phelps. >> phelps is like my white buffalo. he's the reason why i skipped my flight home. >> reporter: that's right. he had to call his boss to ask for more vacation time to stay in rio longer to pursue a coveted selfie with phelps. will the gamble pay off? well, what brent doesn't know is that our interview with him is just a front. >> tell me the trick now to doing a selfie. >> yes.
let's see here. what's the trick? look around for me. yeah. what's the trick? >> oh. >> there's a trick to doing this selfie. >> no way. >> yes. >> what's up, man? so good. this is not real. >> reporter: he just called you his white buffalo. he's been trying to track you down this whole time. >> here i am. here we are. >> rio at the olympics. >> i was supposed to fly home three days ago and i skipped it to try to meet you, and it happened. >> what a great moment. >> he got his selfie with michael phelps. >> who's the most famous person you've taken selfie with? >> i took one with donimique dawes yesterday morning. i think my favorite person to take selfies with is kendis gibson. you know that guy? >> i'm thinking beyonce. that will be who i'd go for. >> wait. instead of me? >> oh, totally.
making news in america this morning, two u.s. olympians pulled off their flight home. brazilian authorities are holding them amid questions whether they were really robbed at gunpoint along with teammate ryan lochte. >> breaking now, the monster wildfire tearing across southern california. consuming 40 square miles so far. now closing in on neighborhoods. new flooding overnight as severe storms hit the east coast. but plus the destruction left behind in the south and midwest. back in rio, clean sweep. the americans own the 100-meter hurdles as the hoops team loaded with nba stars, they move on and our golden girl simone biles rewards herself, yes, she'll have fries with that.