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making news in america this morning, breaking news as one of the country's busiest airports is thrown into chaos. overnight reports of shots fired brought l.a.x. to a standstill with some passengers even running out onto the tarmac. this morning police are giving the all clear. happening right now tracking the tropics with several storms on the move right now, the new tropical storm watch just issued by the national weather service and heavy rain elsewhere creating all sorts of problems. it was a close call for passengers on board this flight after the engine seemed to just blow apart. oxygen masks deployed as the pilot safely completed an emergency landing. hear what the airline is saying. and it was ladies night at the mtv music awards.
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britney spears and beyonce taking the stage and some wild fashion ahead. a good monday morning. we begin with breaking news from los angeles. it was a travel nightmare at l.a.x. >> several terminals evacuated. incoming flights stopped and traffic into that airport a standstill. all this as a precaution we're told after there were reports of gunfire. it turns out those reports were false. but the damage done. >> it was chaotic. we got off the plane and were exiting and saw just a mob, a crowd running towards us. >> reporter: these frantic scenes at the nation's second busiest airport, passengers running in all directions, many onto the tarmac at l.a.x. after reports of shots fired. abc's matt gutman was there as it unfolded. >> pretty eerie site to see the loop so packed with traffic
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completely empty. lots of people scattering. they closed down a couple of terminals and you see everywhere people having to hoof it to try to get where they're going even out of this airport. pretty chaotic here and pretty scary here. >> reporter: the scare forced the faa to call for a ground stop. all flights west of the mississippi hailed at their origin. passengers in some terminals had to be rescreened causing long lines. finally flights resuming after about two hours. the reports of gunshots turned out to be false. instead spurred by loud noises. police looking into the source. a man in a zorro costume deta detained. still not clear if he was connected to the incident. he talked to our abc station. >> they didn't arrest me. they explained to me crazy stuff happens in the airport and within two or three minutes it was over. >> reporter: the incident coming exactly two weeks after chaos erupted at new york's jfk airport. reports of gunfire outside a
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security check point there sent people running in panic and the governor ordered an investigation into the police response. zorro costume only in los angeles. normal operations resumed at l.a.x. one of the busiest airports. you can imagine there will be a ripple effect today in air travel. >> a lot of people at l.a.x. this morning. >> yeah. the other big story that we're following, tracking several active tropical storm systems. >> so hurricane gaston is getting stronger but staying east of bermuda. a new depression is south of key west and headed northward in the gulf. another depression appears to be headed for the outer banks of north carolina and a tropical storm watch in effect. >> the weather deteriorating in key west as tropical depression nine moves closer with wind, rain, lightning, time lapsed video and it's expected to get stronger but where it is headed, well, nobody is really sure right now. more now from abc's rob marciano. >> the forecast track for td
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nine is for it to become a tropical storm and wednesday, thursday go into florida but low confidence on the track and intensity. we'll have to watch it closely. >> the other troop cal depression, the one that's heading up the atlantic coast is expected to become a tropical storm later on today. there's also extreme weather in the midwest including flooding in the cincinnati area. heavy rain closed roads and subamericaed cars but no injuries reported. three to five inches fell in less than three hours. breaking a 42-year-old record. thousands of people were without power last night and a lightning strike on its antenna knocked out our affiliate there in cincinnati off the air for a little while. there were funnel clouds south of detroit yesterday and a tornado or two may have touched down but the tornadoes were not confirmed by the national weather service. there were no injuries and the only damage reported to trees and crops. officials said the funnel clouds were very weak circulations. it's just about ten weeks until election day and donald
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trump appears to be ready to set the record straight amid questions about his immigration policy. >> and he's doing so by announcing that a major speech on the issue will take place later on this week. it is "your voice, your vote." abc's adrienne bankert has the details live for us from washington, d.c. adrienne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good to see you, kendis and diane, as always. okay, so yesterday a day off for all of the candidates but here's the deal. hillary clinton quietly fund-raising follows some accusations about yet more e-mails while as you mentioned donald trump is reiterating his immigration policy saying that he's focusing on deporting criminals who are in the country illegally. after much speculation on whether republican presidential candidate donald trump was softening on immigration, trump tweeting on sunday, i will be making a major speech on illegal immigration on wednesday in the great state of arizona. big crowds, looking for a larger venue. though his campaign has insisted the immigration plan will be fair.
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>> he put this issue at the center of this presidential campaign. you heard the word humanely again. >> reporter: this weekend a firm response. they still will build that wall. >> no amnesty, no citizenship. no more sanctuary cities. >> reporter: this weekend in iowa trump inviting the family of sara root, a young woman killed by a drunk driver in the country illegally who posted bail and disappeared. >> like mr. trump said they let us down. they had him. they let him go. >> we will use immigration law to prevent crimes and we will not wait until some innocent american has been harmed or killed. >> reporter: clinton spent sunday campaigning in the hamptons as another round of e-mails obtained by abc news revealed more questions about whether clinton foundation donors received preferential treatment and political favors while clinton was secretary of state. and one more tweet from donald trump on sunday.
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again, challenging hillary clinton about her health, saying both candidates should release detailed medical history. kendis and diane. >> no response yet from the clinton camp about that. >> not yet. >> abc's adrienne bankert in washington, thank you. a bus driver is now facing criminal charges after a deadly crash in louisiana. two people died and 36 injured after the bus slammed into an existing crash scene hitting a fire truck and three other vehicles. state police now say the honduran man was here illegally and did not have a driver's license. a southwest airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine exploded. photos from passengers on the plane show a piece of one of the engines is just completely missing. the flight was headed from new orleans to orlando when it was diverted to pensacola. no one was hurt. experts say engine trouble like this is almost unheard of. officials in italy are promising to look into allegations of negligence and fraud in the wake of last week's earthquake. nearly 3400 people died in the magnitude 6.2 quake.
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authorities are questioning whether building codes were followed. several structures that recently were reinforced completely collapsed. the mars astronauts are back on earth. whew. they actually never left. but the crew of the six -- of six spent a year inside a dome in hawaii simulating a trip to mars. >> yesterday was the first time they actually left the dome without space suits. the goal was to help researchers understand how the isolation of a space mission would affect humans. and just the trip to mars will take more than six months. all right, coming up a major change for facebook. plus, two united airline pilots under arrest for allegedly being drunk on the job. now the company is taking action. a brave officer's desperate struggle to get a man off the train tracks pulling him to safety with just seconds to spare. stick around for the rest of that.
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a new jersey transit cop is being called a hero understandly after risking his life to stave a man who is lying on the train tracks. the man had been involved in some sort of disturbance and laid down on the tracks in front of that oncoming train. look how quickly and how close that was. officer victor ortiz struggled to pull the man away but eventually dragged him to safety with just seconds to spare. in chicago, two brothers have been charged in the fatal shooting of nba star dwyane wade's cousin. a mother of four was shot and killed as she was pushing her baby stroller. police say the bullets were intended for someone else. the police superintendent says the suspects were both felons on parole and are an example of the city's problem with repeat
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offenders. wade has talked about his cousin's death on twitter saying she died for no reason. police in upstate new york meanwhile, are searching to are a suspect after a college student was stabbed to death. investigators say the attack happened on the campus of the ivy league's cornell university when several late night fights broke out. the victim was identified as a 19-year-old business major from nearby ithaca college. apple releasing iphone 7 in three weeks and a new survey indicates angle may not be that far behind samsung. the survey by fluent says what the average buyer really wants isn't cutting edge tech but more storage. better battery life and a faster processor. the rumored waterproofing is considered a major plus but the loss of the headphone jack is a huge drawback. well, you may have noticed a change to facebook's trending topics feature. instead of story descriptions users now either see a topic name or a hashtag. the latest changes come after controversy earlier this year over whether editors for the trending topics feature silenced
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conservative views. when we come back what nfl quarterback colin kaepernick is saying about his refusal to stand during the national anthem. brittany inteers hits the stage on mtv's biggest night. some reviews not so kind. coming up on "look! famous people!" we catch flo, the progressive girl, at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?! woman: busted! [ laughter ] right afterwards we caught her riding shotgun with a mystery man. oh, yeah! [ indistinct shouting ] is this your chauffeur? what?! no, i was just showing him how easy it is to save with snapshot from progressive. you just plug it in and it gives you a rate based on your driving. does she have insurance for being boring? [ light laughter ] laugh bigger. [ laughter ]
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wet. if you're flying you can expect airport delays in houston and miami. two allegedly drunk united airline pilots are due in court? they were removed from the plane after a scheduled takeoff for newark, new jersey and face up to two years in prison or a fine. passengers waited ten hours before the airline found replacement pilots. a united airlines spokesperson says they have been suspended. san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick plans to continue making a stand by sitting. >> he caused an uproar when he sat on the bench as the national anthem was being played before a preseason game. he says his goal is to highlight injustice in the u.s. abc's ryan smith has more. >> reporter: quarterback colin kaepernick speaking out. >> here's my salute to you. >> reporter: under fire from fans and fellow players after his refusal to stand up for the national anthem doubling down overnight. >> i'll continue to sit. i'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. when there's significant change and i feel like that flag
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represents what it's supposed to represent i will he stand. >> reporter: the quarterback clarifying sunday that refusal to honor the flag doesn't mean he's disrespecting the military. >> people are dying in vain because this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. >> reporter: but kaepernick says the vitriol he's now facing is worth it to make a point. >> i know what i'm doing what's right. >> reporter: i'm ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> ryan will have more on that on "gma" later this morning. in connecticut a 911 dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave for her conduct during an emergency call. a chinese food delivery driver called 911 to report another driver had been shot during an alleged robbery. the operator had difficulty understanding the driver because of his accent. the operator's agitation, though, increasing over nearly four minutes. >> 7-0. >> number 70. >> 70 is 7-0. that's what 730 is.
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seven and a zero. where are the people that did this? >> what are they looking -- >> where are they? what did he look like? what did -- >> the operator's behavior was unprofessional. the incident is being investigated. the delivery driver later died. four teens were arrested. with the hot, dry summer some wild animals have had to turn to nontraditional sources of food. check out this black bear in new hampshire. it decided why settle for a little birdseed when you can have the entire bird feeder. now, confronted by the homeowner the bear eventually dropped the bird feeder but stuck around for a few seeds after all. well, tennis' final major tournament the u.s. open gets under way in queen, new york? as for our sunday highlights let's go to espn. good morning, america. welcome in to "sportscenter" s.m.a.r.t. i'm lisa kerney. he is kevin connors. we bring you baseball. we have a party atop the a.l. east. >> can you believe there are
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five weeks left in the regular season and that race is tightening up in the wild card, a lot of teams bunching up. josh donaldson getting busy on sunday. not one, not two, but three home runs, 31st, 32nd and 33rd of the season for him, 3 for 4. first ever four rbi day and the blue jays win, 9-6. home runs on the rise this season for this guy, mark trumbo. most he ever had in a season is 34. 40th on sunday. his league leading 40th home run. little league world series championship game, top six. new york up 2-1. ryan harlost pitching a complete game, endwell, new york, winning the little legal world series championship game, 2-1. the u.s. winning for the first time in five years, new york, first time since 1964, awesome
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job there in williamsport. >> congratulations to them. the u.s. ten 'tis tournament starts later today. good morning, america. >> good morning to you guys. up next in "the pulse," mtv's biggest night of the year, they call it the vmas but really they should call it the bmas. >> some interesting, shall we say, wardrobe choices. details are straight ahead. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further joint damage, and clear skin in many adults. humira is the number #1 prescribed biologic for psoriatic arthritis. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood,
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album. britney spears also performed you could say on stage at the vmas for the first time in a decade but didn't actually sing but lip-synced drawing reviews. at least be believable. some said she was dressed like borat. >> then there was eye-popping fashion on that note on the red carpet. >> beyonce stole the show here, as well hitting the red carpet with her daughter blue ivy as her date decked out as an angel winged ice queen in blue and metallic gown. >> nick cannon went with the all white look, baggy shorts, a sleeveless hoodie and a turb bi. >> "teen mom" star channeling wonder woman with plenty of cleavage. >> four of the so-called final five were there, simone biles,
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laur laurie, aly and gabby douglas didn't attend. >> a selfie with kim kardashian on saturday. she had said that she was planning on meeting kardashian and also said she would be sending the reality star's daughter some leotards. >> gabby was under the weather. michael phelps revealed he was listening to future in that angry selfie. >> represent his performance. >> yes. more news after this.
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>> good morning, everyone, it is 4:27 a.m., monday, i'm matt o'donnell. we have breaking news to follow for you on "action news." a dozen shots are fired in the city's grays ferry section. three teens are recovering from bullet rains. panic at lax airport is evacuated because of reported shots being fired. sky6 live hd looking at the delaware river, david murphy is tracking hot and humid weather with the chance of storms. also it is the first day of school for lots of children across the delaware and the lehigh valleys. we'll check the traffic and look out for the school buses all next. deadly flooding back in june. that pride all because of a high school band. >> we're talking about the
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richmond high band. back in action at their school's first football game of the season. their story, one of true resilience. >> i was up on the mountain. i watched the water come in so very scary to watch and i watched the football field slowly get covered up with water. >> when i first saw the devastation, i thought how are we going to regroup? but, you know, when i saw the vast number of people, wow, that came to help. >> richmond is just a little old town. we don't have a whole lot left here but we do have a very big band and we are very proud of our band. >> we were not going to sit down and let a flood devastate us. we jumped in. we got our stuff cleaned up. we worked. we found alternatives. we made things work. >> the band has honestly kept a positive outlook on things and kept my mind off things. i was affected by losing our
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home and the damage so bad insurance didn't cover everything. we lost so much but we're still going on as everything is normal and shows how strong we are. >> tonight i want the community to know that everything is going to be okay. that there is still hope and that hopefully when they see the band they'll be just as excited as all of us are to be performing on friday night. >> over on the sidelines and the drum major calls us and we yell out. hearing all those people scream makes me smile and makes me feel really good. >> nothing is ever going to beat us. ♪ >> this band is more than just a band to many of the kids here it's a family. it's everything. we're strong, we're richwood strong. >> sometimes it's in those times of devastation people come together and show how strong they can really be. >> really making a difference for them in west virginia. that's what's making news in america this morning. stay with us for "good morning america" and catch us at >> good morning everyone, it is
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4:30 a.m., monday, august 29. tam is off, erin o'hern joins us. >> we're following breaking news, bullets fly during a shootout overnight hitting three teenagers. now police are trying to figure out if the teens are innocent victims. >> tragedy strikes when a child darts out into a west philadelphia street. >> video shows a new jersey officer working to save a man on the train tracks as the train approaches. >> more children going back to school, david and karen.

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