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i passed the tissue test. oh yeah. crest whitestrips are the way to whiten as the sun comes up in italy, rescue workers are starting to look for survivors of the severe earthquake overnight in central italy. these are live pictures coming in right now. you can see the effort that is taking place to try to find people who are buried under the rubble. >> a huge undertaking. details are still coming in. megan williams is in italy and has more on that. >> reporter: there are three towns hardest hit in central italy. the mayor in one said at one
point that the town is gone. many of the older buildings there have collapsed. i've certainly seen police trucks race by me. so there is a sense that authorities are headed for that area. it's a very mountainous area. the roads aren't easy. it's not an easily accessible area of italy. it will take a while, i imagine, for rescuers to get there. the mountains and windy roads are making it difficult for rescuers to get to victim. reports of victims under the rubble. the power is out. there are reports of gas lines being ruptured. phone lines are down. many challenges including the fact that on top of the quake, the usgs reports at least seven aftershocks. >> and several powerful aftershocks. i want to go back to the live picture. the mayor of this town said many of his residents were buried by
debr debris, and you can see the debris piled up. and you can understand why he said that. he also said half his town is gone. this is going to be an amazing humanitarian effort that's going to last days if not weeks. >> this struck north of rome. it spread across a fairly wide area. it hit four different regions in that area of central italy. it was felt as far away as rome. >> and why the buildings are fragile. these towns were built and created in the 1200s. many of the buildings are fairly old and why a lot of them came down this morning. a developing story we'll be following for you all morning. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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stories you've never heard before. >> rosy said i want you on the show every day. i said no, you're crazy. >> more than 4000 episodes and some 25,000 hot top ibs. the view has had quite a run. it all started back in 1997 with barbara walters. daytime network executives came to me and said got my ideas for a daytime program? i've always wanted to do a show with women of different generations, backgrounds and views. >> nobody thought it would be very successful. >> reporter: their multihost format was the first of its kind. >> nobody was doing panel talk shows before the view. >> reporter: from race. >> to pretend it didn't say that. >> reporter: nothing was off limits. perhaps the most controversy generated during the run occurred during rosie o'donnell's tenure as moderator.
her rant with donald trump. >> there he is with his hair. everyone deserves a second chance. he's the moral authority. l left the first wife had an afire. >> reporter: and then there was bill o'reilly's explosive appearance. >> it's a progressive show. listen to me. you'll learn. >> he started really talking about this sweeping generalizations about muslims. >> why aren't we saying -- >> it's inappropriate. >> why? >> because muslims killed us on 9/11. >> oh, my dpod. >> i felt my behind being propelled out of the seat. you know, like a poltergeist. >> reporter: politics has been one of the hallmarks of the view. >> i think "the view" opened politicians to thinking women's audience. >> my candidate worth their salt shouldn't be afraid to come on this show.
>> that's the biggest pile of dog mess i've heard in ages. >> why are you scared to go on shows like this rather than meet the press? >> meet the press is easy. you're tough. >> do you think being on the show with a bunch of women who never shut up is going to be calming? >> look, i was trying to find a show that michelle actually watched. and so i thought that this is it right here. >> not a lot of shows stay on the air for 20 years that are driven by women. that's really worth celebrating. >> i give that credit to everybody on the show, but especially to barbara for having her vision. >> take a little time every day to enjoy the view. >> this is perfect. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. cool. we're around here, especially excited for the 20th season. our alum from "world news now" is going to be there. she was part of the new video they day pewed last night.
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this morning on "world news now," a deadly earthquake hit central italy. >> the 6 .2 quake striking north of rome. causing buildings to crumble. one mayor saying his town doesn't exist anymore. we're following the breaking details just in. >> and donald trump admits he may be softening his stance on immigration. he's not softening his stance on clont clinton. now calling for an investigation into her foundation. he managed to praise president obama. we'll tell you why. and just on time, the thrilling moments for some boaters when a seal pops up on deck. they quickly discover the reason for the visit. some other party crashers looking for a meal. it is wednesday, august 24th. abc news, this is "world
news now." good wednesday morning. i'm carbon dioxide. >> i'm diane macedo. a deadly earthquake caused significant damage in central italy. this is the epicenter of the quake about 100 miles northeast of rome. it was felt across a broad section of central italy including the capitol. >> here's what we're learning. the quake struck in the middle of the night, about 3:30 in the morning local time. many residents ran into the streets and spent the rest of the night outside as several aftershocks rocked the area. other people were caught in collapsing buildings. there are deaths, we should tell you. it's too early for the exact numbers at this point. the italian government says the damage is severe. and they are sending heavy equipment to clear the debris. one mayor says half his town is gone. on twitter the state department is urging more thanes to check in on social media to
let people know you're okay. it's a popular vacation destination. the last major quake in italy was 2 in 2009 killing 300 people. we'll follow the developments as they wake up on the other side of the world and we start to see the damage reports and possibility of casualties come in. >> we're already hearing reports. but the numbers still getting settled. we'll hold off on reporting them for a little bit. let's move to politics. donald trump admitting for the first time that he may be opening to softening his stance on immigration. >> trump is not backing away from his promise to build a wall. at a late night rally in austin, texas, he brought out people whose children were murdered by illegal immigrants. and he hammers on clinton. we get the latest from abc.
an about face on immigration from donald trump. he said this. >> there can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. we want people. we have some great people in this country. >> reporter: a hard turn from trump's hard line on immigration throughout the campaign. with plans to build that border wall and promises to remove all undocumented immigrants, including families. >> we're going to have a deportation force and do it humanity. >> reporter: within the last week that stance slowly disappearing. at one point trump seeming to praise president obama. >> obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country. bush, the same thing. lots of people brought out of the country with the existing laws. i'm going to do the same thing. >> reporter: trump opening up a new line of attack against hillary clinton calling for a special prosecutor to investigate her dealings with clinton foundation donors. a new report says clinton met
with 85 donors who gave a campaigned $156 million in donations. the clintons say it's cherry picked to give a distorted portrayal. she posed with hosts justin timber like and jessica beal at fundraisers. >> make sure i'm alive. >> there's nothing there. >> reporter: trump is trying to make up for lost ground. even campaigning in the red state of texas, normally a sure thing for republicans. while hillary clinton is also taking aim at red states. setting up shop in salt lake city. the state hasn't been blue in nearly 50 years. all right. our thanks there. breaking news from north korea. the government has fired a missile from a submarine capable of reaching much of south korea. the missile flew about 3 00 miles before falling into the sea of japan. this is the most successful test launch so far of a submarine
based ballistic missile. others condemn the launch overnight. the united nations is worried about the civilian impact of the fight to drive isis out of iraq's second largest city. iraqi troops are going to mosul. they say fighting could impact more than 1 million people. shelter assistance is being set up to help thousands who are trying to flee that area. the fbi is investigating an attempted cyber attack on the new york times and possibly other news organizations. the times says hackers targeted the moscow bureau. they are blaming the same russian hackers who infiltrated the democratic national convention. >> the atlantic is active. tropical storm gaston is likely
to become a hurricaneover night. it will stay at sea. another system is approaching the north eastern caribbean island an appears headed tort coast this weekend. this is likely to become another tropical storm. officials are providing new numbers. 53,000 homes and nearly 4,000 commercial buildings damaged. and outside the city the numbers are more dramatic. president obama visited the area and fema has money for disaster relief. >> reporter: president obama reassuring the victims of the louisiana flood. >> you're not alone. >> reporter: touring the devastation, he met with officials and residents. dismissing criticism for not cutting his vacation short last week. donald trump visited days ago. >> obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> reporter: the president saying it's not about politics.
>> nobody gives a hoot if you're a democrat or a republican. they care about making sure they're getting the dry wall out. >> reporter: the dry wall is already out at karl's house in denim springs. he says it's time the president showed up. >> you're our president. you should be here getting things moving. >> reporter: with the fema inspector asesing his damage, his neighbor says anything that keeps the spotlight here is good. >> as long as they're here, that's all that matters. >> reporter: more than 110 people have asked for assistance. it will take three months to clean up the debris, and schools are delaying opening until next month. no to wildfires in the northwest. about 50 campers were forced to evacuate in northeast wyoming. and another fire in yellow stone
shut down an opening to the park. it's a similar story in eastern washington. several fires are burning. firefighters have made progress, but the dry weather and rough terrain are posing problems. they've declared a state of emergency for 20 counties. an explosion is under investigation this morning. tuesday's blast sent smoke in the florida power and lights substation. no one was injured. more than 10,000 customers lost power. service was restored by the end of the day. the blast site is about five miles from the miami international airport. tourists love frolicking with dolphins. the problem is the species are nocturn nocturnal. it deprives the dolphins of sleep and makes them stressed out. >> i had no idea that we were
impacting their lives like that. >> they're trying to sleep. >> exactly. from that to a dog. a special dog. newly reelected mayor of a small town. this is the third time duke has been elected during the annual festival. the first time was a fluke. only 12 votes were cast. >> he won this year in a landslide getting all but one of the votes. with hair like that, what's not to love? >> of course. >> duke is not yet declared his position on immigration or e-mail or trade. >> i imagine -- >> go duke. that's the way. >> he's got to have a dog thought on public urination. >> he thinks people should be free to do it. big proponent of that. coming up, we're going to chow down on a very important national good day. >> and we'll tell you which one. >> and the incredible life of
we're told it's a 6 .2 magnitude quake. you can see some of the damage. we're getting reports of people trapped under the rubble. the power is out. there are reports of gas lines ruptured and phone lines out. the usgs says there's been at least seven aftershocks. >> the quake taking place in the middle of the night while many were sleeping. a lot of the towns you're looking at were built in the 12th century. you can understand many of the buildings and homes and businesses are fragile. this area is known for very strong earthquakes. there was one in 2009 that killed hundreds of peep. we'll continue to follow the developments and look out for the latest pictures there. moving on. >> pressure on the drug company mylan is growing over the soaring price on ep pen. >> congress started asking questions.
adrienne bankert has more. >> reporter: it can happen in an instant. a life in danger after an allergic reaction. and growing outrage over the skyrocketing cost of epipens. pricing jumping from about $100 in 2009 to more than $600 today. during that time same, the drug makers ceo compensation rose from $5 million to $19 million. >> this is a life or death medicine. we've had to use the epipen. if we had been without, she may not be sitting next to me. the maker of epipens being questioned on capitol hill. a house oversight committee is in direct contact with the drug maker. and they could be called to defend their price hike. >> reporter: the drug maker blaming the higher deductibles
for the added burden on patients. some families having to choose between paying their mortgage and buying life saving medicine. we're going to switch gears now and talk about quite a move by a seal. it happened in the waerters in canada. the squeal squeezes it way on a boat to get away from killer whales looking for a meal. >> he fell off the boat but scrambled back on. once the whales gave up. he went back into the water. >> a smart seal. >> people on the boat probably thought he wants to hang out. nope. he's using you. >> trying not to be food for the day. coming up, wait until you hear from caitlyn jenner's ex-wife. >> linda thompson talks about her major with bruce jenner and then caitlyn jenner, and her
♪ >> one of his best up tempo tunes. >> appropriate for the next story. it's about a woman who dated elvis presley. look at that. she dated elvis presley and was married to bruce, now caitlyn jenner. >> linda thompson. our chris connelly sat down with her. >> ladies and gentlemen, elvis presley and bruce jenner have left the building. >> reporter: but she's here, lin linda thompson's memoir. empathy and deep feeling. her intimate times with elvis and the person we now know as
caitlyn jenner. >> i think more than anything it's been a relief for caitlyn to be able to emerge as her true self. and for the rest of us, we love her. when i first met her, she was in a bruce jenner body. he was just an incredible person. still is. i have since said to her, you know, you've got to give yourself credit. you kicked manhood's butt. >> reporter: wed in '81. by 1985 they were raising their sons here in malibu. >> my happiness was complete until my kids were 18 months and 3 dmaef, and my remarkable husband said i need to tell you something about myself. >> reporter: she feared it was an affair. it proved more kwoconsequentialr that. >> he said i identify as a woman. what does that mean. he said i am a woman. i would like to become female on
the exterior, because i've always been female on the inside. it was earth shattering. it was devastating. people can't understand you must have had some kind of idea. no. never. nothing. >> reporter: she says therapy sessions would bring her greater understanding. >> my deeper compassion went to bruce for her to have felt so trapped in the wrong body. it broke my heart to think he struggled so long and so hard. >> reporter: i guess in some ways you met caitlyn on a trip to new york. >> yes. i was trying to understand this thing called transgender and when bruce said come to new york and be with your husband, husband was the word i was looking for. i went to new york, knocked on the door fully anticipating we'd have a lovely romantic weekend. >> reporter: she was unprepared for who she said she saw,
caitlyn. i crumbled. i went oh, no. i started crying. and she said i'm so sorry. i just thought it was very important that you see who i authentically am. and not until that moment did it sink into my mind that that truly was who caitlyn felt she was. and i had to respect that and honor that and move on with my life. >> reporter: she'd grown up as a pageant stand out in memphis where in 1972 she met elvis at a movie theater. >> reporter: you can't remember the movie? >> no. would you be able to if elvis were standing next to you macing on you. >> reporter: she was his lover, confessor and care giver for four and a half years. >> my son brody when he grasped the impact of me living with him, he said mom, you know, he's the original pimp daddy.
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>> thomas jefferson brought a waffle iron over from france. i'm just going to go with this. >> and, you know, the waffle has had many copiers since. the waffle robe. the waffle fries. everybody is trying -- >> somebody take a bite. >> we're talking. >> how is it? is it good? >> yeah. >> there are a lot of places all over today you can celebrate national waffle day. we encourage you to go out and help celebrate. >> that's really good. >> take a bite of your waffle. >> i love that you've even the entire thing in the course of this. all right. was it really good? let's move on. speaking of luck. >> no. >> i'm trying to get rid of carbs. every day i'm like pumpkin spice cereal. >> eat the waffle. >> all right.
all right. >> so there's a lucky woman. do we have the photos of this woman who was really lucky. >> in the penny slots. she won in the penny slots. she's trying to remain anonymous. we know she's from hawaii. kendis is waiting for us to go to commercial so he doesn't have to eat the waffle. but it's not. just eat the waffle. what's the problem? >> okay. she won $1 million. how's that for luck? that's amazing on the penny slots. 10 million bucks, really. >> nearly 11 million. it happened at the mega bucks win wheel. it's a custom game. >> wow. that was good. >> you are such a liar. you deserve to be locked in your room, young man. locked in your room, and this was the -- parents came up with. got
breaking news this morning on "world news now." deadly earthquake #italy. the 6.2 magnitude tremor felt throughout the region near rome. some victims out in the streets as others are trapped under the rubble. we'll have a live report. hillary clinton opens a huge lead over donald trump. but trump is pushing for a new issue to battle clinton over. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail just ahead. >> and new this half hour, the recovery of a young boy receiving transplants for both of his hands. hear the heart warming moment he tried to convince his mom to let him play football. it is wednesday, august 24th th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm diane macedo.
>> i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get to the top story, the devastating earthquake that's developing overnight in italy. most residents were asleep. >> some were buried in the collapsing buildings. the epicenter is about 100 miles north of rome. because there's only six miles deep, it was felt over a wide area off a large portion of central italy. the greatest damage was in the central part of that country where many buildings collapsed. we're going to get a better idea of the extent of the damage as the sun comes up over there. already one mayor says more than half his town is gone. a bridge is danger of collapse. there were some deaths but the number is not known. >> one report says a family of four was killed while they were sleeping.
electricity, gas and phone service are out in much of the area. and roads are blocked by debris. they had an earthquake three years ago. >> the state department is asking people to contact their family and friends as soon as possible, checking in on social media as well. you look at some of these early images that we're getting. you're getting a sense this was a devastating earthquake for central italy. >> the civil protection agency there is already calling the quake severe, 6.2 magnitude. the usgs is saying seven aftershocks. sometimes the aftershocks can be nearly as damaging or sometimes more than the quake itself. a very developing story here for you. we'll continue to monitor it for you. we'll switch gears and move to politics. hillary clinton has opened up a 16 point lead over donald trump in the key battle ground state of virginia. >> trump is hoping to gain ground as he has a string of attacks accusing clinton for swapping access to her foundation.
what is the latest in this? it seems to be a lot of e-mails going back and forth. >> this is donald trump's new favorite topic. his assault on hillary clinton and the clinton foundation. he suggested high dollar donors got time with secretary clinton during her time as secretary of state. more than half of clinton's meetings outside the government were held with top donors of the clinton foundation. here's what trump had to say to that. >> it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. it is now abundantly clear that the clintons set up a business to profit from public office. >> the clinton campaign is disputing the report saying, quote, this story relies on flawed data.
it cherry picked a limited subset of secretary clinton's schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations. questions continue to mount about it. >> you get a sense he's going to continue to hammer home on that topic. a lot of people are talking about his immigration policy and it seems to be signaling a change in the policy. >> that's right. overnight he said he is considering softening his stance. he also has said he wants to enforce the current laws, but that the process of creating new laws could be brutal. one thing to point out is he's talking about this in interviews. at his campaign rallies, he's stayed away from talking about any type of policy shift. we'll have to see in the coming weeks what he might unveil about that. >> we will. thank you for being with us. health officials in the tampa bay area are on alert after the first case of locally transmitted zika virus was
diagnosed in that area. >> they were diagnosed, but the exact location won't be revealed unless there are more cases. officials have already started aggressive spraying for mosquitos. the total number of locally transmitted zika cases in florida is 42. researchers in brazil say the damage to a baby's brain from the disease may be more extensive. doctors released the new brain scan images. it showed the range of destruction. half a dozen brain defects were found in nearly all the babies in the zika virus study. doctors are crediting divine intervention after a teen survived a brain eating infection which is fatal nearly 100% of the time. >> this 16-year-old is a walking miracle. >> i had to tell them -- >> reporter: even his doctors initially prepared his family
for the worst. you see, sebastian was diagnosed with a rare infection caused by a brain eating amoeba. of the 138 cases reported in the last 50 years, only three survived. >> we decided to take it out, and within hours he spoke. sorry. >> reporter: and with that, sebastian became the fourth survivor and his family couldn't be more grateful. >> wonderful team. and we are so thankful for the gift of life. >> reporter: the amoeba is found in fresh water lakes, ponds and rivers. usually deadly when it travels to the brain. in his case, what made the difference was how quickly he was diagnosed and treated. >> if you have kids with the signs, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, questionable stiff
neck, and mention any warm body of water, i would be concerned. >> reporter: not only was it imperative he got to the hospital when he did, but also working in his favor, the drug used to treat the infection is manufactured in orlando, and it was delivered in minutes. the agricultural department is taking a big bite out of the country's cheese surplus. it is buying 11 million pounds to distribute to food banks across the country. there's a global milk glut and falling prices, and the cheese stock prices are at record levels. and the stock price for dominos opens at an all time high. they are successfully courting millennials. customers can order by text or tweet.
and half the company's sales are digital. other pizza chains are doing well as well such as papa johns and pizza hut's parent company. >> dominos had that track your pizza app. i think they were the first ones to have that out, i heard. a friend told me. a story out of russia shows us adoption knows no boundaries, including those between species. >> this 16-year-old has herself a new little monkey. the three week old squirrel monkey was abandoned by his mom. he was paired with the cat who never had kids herself, and the two have been inseparable. >> how can you not think that monkey is adorable? and he's clinging to her back. >> i'm thinking i need to get this monkey off my back. >> no. she loves the company. look at her. look at how excited she is.
>> that's your happy moment of the day, i guess. take a look at that. coming up, we'll check in on a brave little guy who has made remarkable progress. and how ryan reynolds is dealing with rude tweets being sent from alleged fans. first, a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisor's group. "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisor's group.
of an earth day care in central hit. it hit around 3:30 a.m. local time. there's a 6 .2 magnitude quake. about an hour later the first aftershock hit. at least seven aftershocks have hit the area. residents are using shovels and bulldozers to try to look for victims. there are reports of people trapped under the rubble. power out. phone lines out. gas lines interrupted as well. the government has activated emergency procedures and is sending aid. rescue teams are having a tough time reaching the area which is only accessible by long, winding roads. landslides are likely among the mountain roads. we'll continue to monitor this throughout the morning. and flash flooding slams an area of colorado. this is in canyon city about 90 miles south of denver. no homes have been affected. the ground had already been scorched by the hayden pass fire.
more than 26 square miles have burned. a lightning strike sparked the fire last month. the blue cut fire has finally been contained. the fire forced -- about 300 structured were destroyed. a third of those were home. they are asking for the public's health in finding out what sparked the fire. this is a progress report we're happy to tell you about. this little guy, nine-year-old zion is the star of this story. >> a year ago he went under a double hand transplant. >> yesterday we heard from him his hands, feet, and kidney had to be replaced because of a serious infection. >> yesterday we heard from him and his mother about his rehab. they said he's doing great and his doctors agreed. and the little boy made it clear he wants to do what a lot of other little kids want to do. >> she won't let me try out for
football. >> no. we're going to start with baseball. >> why not? >> too dangerous. >> they're little kids. >> kids are -- >> not professionals. >> we'll have this argument later. >> and i will always lose. >> at least he knows. >> good tactic. try to persuade mom in public. >> good move. >> no dice. >> mom is banning him from the football, but t not stopping him. >> a reporter asked him what his next goal is. here's what he had to say about that. >> convince mom to let me play football. >> if he does keep insisting, you never know. he might be allowed out there. >> one of his doctors says he has coped with the surgery better than many adults handle simpler procedures. he says he's never seen zion cry
or not want to do his physical therapy. such a cool kid there. >> now, what a great spirit he has. we should mention zion lost his feet to the same infection. he wears prosthetics that allow him to walk. just unbelievable that he stays so bright and cheery. ready to conquer the world. >> the doctors said he's a remarkable human being. >> an inspiration for us all. when we come back, the hump day skinny. >> today's hollywood's highest paid actresses. >> "world news now co
♪ ♪ it's skinny time. we start with leading ladies. there's the annual list of the highest paid actresses. >> this proves the point stars are like us. scarlett johansson made $205 -- $25 million over the past year before taxes, we should note. most of it is from acting. she also has an endorsement deal with dolce and ga ban in a. >> number two, melissa mccarthy.
$33 million. she designs her own clothing line. >> and once again, j-law is number one. she brought in $46 million. it included a big profit from the final installment in the hunger games. and lawrence is also the youngest actress on that list. >> good for them. >> next, some comments from scott eastwood, the son of clint eastwood. he opened up about the death of his former girlfriend in an interview with gq australia. >> she died in a car accident. the air bag in the car she was driving had been recalled. eastwood said it exploded with too much force. he said he still hasn't called her father about it because he hasn't found the right words. >> eastwood also talks about his father saying clint got physical at least once while growing up. he said his dad slammed him into a wall and punched him in the
face because he left his younger sister at a party. ryan reynolds obviously having some fun with some people who are getting in touch with him on social media. like plenty of hunks he gets questions about doing wild and unspeakable things on twitter. >> we're not going to show you them. this is a family show. we can tell you about reynolds' polite replies. >> in response to a request about a certain sex act, reynolds said sorry, just holding my infant niece in my arms for her baptism right now. >> a similar request had him respond, oops, i'm helping my nana take her diabetes medication right now. >> and he has his own theory about who is behind the weird tweets. i'm pretty sure it's my wife who
is writing most of those. sounds like her. >> i wonder what blake thought about all that. >> she was like oh, oh. >> and finally british actor and producer saying he's fulfilling a lifelong ambition by training for a real kick boxing match. he's 43. that's not stopping him from getting in the ring. >> his yearlong training journey will take him to the far east. it's all for a series that will be called idris elba fire. it will air early next year. >> he did kick boxing training in his 20s but never competed in a match. he says that's a challenge he's wanted to take on for some time. >> i like that. i think i want to do something like that. >> he still looks pretty good. is he still on your vote for -- >> bond? yes. i want to see him be bond, and then i want him to teach me how
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k-y touch. ♪ ♪ yes, it is. i feel like you're going to knock me out. >> usually when we hear this song, we think of the holiday season. but that's not the case. >> no, it ain't. this most wonderful time of the year is when pumpkin flavor begins to dominate our taste buds. some investigative reporting. here. >> this is great. >> reporter: it's back. and earlier than ever. >> you can see the flavors. pumpkin spice everything coming together. >> and you get the latte. >> reporter: it's really good. the only part is it's talking after you eat it. pumpkin spice, the beloved fall flavor ushering a taste of
autumn in august making its way from coffee cups to cereal bowls. a cereal bar in times square, the tasty treat will have a spacing up a classic. >> there's a pumpkin spice mini-wheats. it's one of the hottest summers. >> it's august. >> reporter: other retailers like mcdonald's and duncan donuts rolling out their pumpkin spice products. starbucks made it popular. in 2003. keeping its release date a carefully guarded secret. for those who just can't wait, this bowl could be the newest early way to satisfy that pumpkin spice craving with ground espresso and white chocolate chips. >> speechless. >> reporter: this is really good. this limited edition bowl even comes with this instagram worthy twist. >> how cool. >> reporter: do you see it?
our logo on it. it's the season. >> you covered the coffee and cereal, but you missed pumpkin flavored beer. >> the most important thing. >> exactly. >> you're partial. >> i am. however, even i think it's a little early. i can't do it until at least september. >> oh. >> we forgot the best part of the pumpkin season. >> never too early for that. >> never too early for a pumpkin onesie. it is a tutu. >> look at the pointed toes . >> why isn't the tutu bigger than that? >> beautiful form. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning -- breaking yigt now, a powerful fuful earthquake hitsl italy. a mayor has described his town as no longer there. we're live with the latest. donald trump softening his stance on a controversial policy. what he said at a late night rally about immigration as he steps up attacks on hillary clinton. ager makes a rare recovery. surviving a brain-etting infection. a seal jumps on a boat. we'll tell you why that was a smart move. good morning,