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making news in america this morning, donald trump lays out his immigration reform plan overnight giving his supporters exactly what they wanted. >> and mexico will pay for the wall. 100%. >> but now there's some confusion about what trump and mexico's president said to each other just hours earlier about paying for the wall. the clinton campaign is now accusing trump of failing his first foreign test. developing now bracing for severe storms. what's now tropical storm hermine spinning in the gulf with florida in its sights. hours away from it making landfall while in the pacific some relief in hawaii but the threat there isn't over yet. in health news a possible alzheimer's breakthrough comes in the form of a new drug. we'll have details on how it
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works. a drug bust following a month's long adventure on the high seas. a pair of travelers accused of carrying a stash, huge stash, $22 million. illegal drugs halfway around the world. and good thursday morning to you all. i'm diana macedo. >> and i'm devin dwyer. he delivered his long awaited speech saying there will be no amnesty and renewed a promise to build a wall and saying mexico will pay for it but just hours earlier in mexico trump said he didn't discuss payment with mexican president pena nieto and the mexican president said he did discuss it and said he won't pay for it. >> clinton mocking trump in his last-minute trip calling him the great negotiator who choked and lied about it a new lead over
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trump has shrunk to two percentage points when the last two candidates are included in the point. >> kenneth moton joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, it was certainly a he said/he said case after donald trump met with mexico's president but overnight trump worked to clear up some of that loss in translation by delivering a forceful speech on immigration. this morning donald trump's signature campaign promise. >> we will build a great wall along the southern border and mexico will pay for the wall, hear me. >> reporter: in phoenix it was back to the core and tough immigration stance. >> day one my first hour in office those people are gone. zero tolerance for criminal aliens, zero. zero. i am going to create a new special deportation task force.
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>> reporter: trump adamant to show he's not shifting but just hours before that typically tough talking trump was much softer as he met with mexican president nieto who once compared trump to hitler. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment. >> he disputed that tweeting at the begin of the conversation with donald trump i made it clear that mexico will not pay for the wall. >> who's going to pay for the wall? >> reporter: the hillary clinton campaign released a new video, when the great negotiator actually went to mexico, he choked. clinton took the stage in ohio to say trump is not a leader. >> takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. that is not how it works. >> reporter: clinton treated trump failed his first foreign test. her campaign saying trump doubled down on his anti-immigration rhetoric and
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attempted to divide xhooptsdzs and demonized immigrants. devin and diane. >> abc's kenneth moton in washington. thank you. mexican president pena nieto seems to be backfiring on him on the visit. he repeated his pledge to build a border wall and furious he didn't demand an apology from trump for his previous negative statements. some are even calling the meeting a national humiliation. now to severe storms in florida and hawaii. >> that's right. tropical storm hermine is moving and heading for landfall in the florida panhandle later tonight. at that point it may be a weak hurricane. that means winds of 74 miles an hour or more. there are hurricane and storm warnings for three other states, as well, but florida is bearing the brunt of the storm right now. all over the state residents boarding up windows checking batteries and supplies securing anything that the winds might pick up. many schools will be closed today. many events also canceled.
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the governor of florida has declared a state of emergency for more than 40 counties. in the pacific hurricane madeline wakened before drenching parts of hawaii overnight. parts of the big island will still see as much as ten inches in 24 hours which means a risk of flooding and even mudslides. let's find out where these tropical storms are going. accuweather's justin povick joins us now with more on that. good morning, justin. >> diane, devin, thanks and good morning. another busy morning especially with regards to the tropics. we have tropical storm hermine increasing in speed. continues will continue to go downhill. more so at their worst later on this evening over the panhandle. flash flooding, rough surf and gusty winds which could be topping 60 to 70 miles per hour in gusts and concerned about a water level rise on top of the wave heights up to six feet. that's going to be a possibility. again, over the panhandle, so coasting flooding is a big
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concern. madeline continues to weaken. still a flooding threat to the big island of hawaii and have to watch out for hurricane lester down the road. diane, devin, back to you. >> thanks. in hawaii president obama arriving just ahead of the storm. last night he spoke to an environmental conference. today he'll make a rare presidential trip to midway atoll to visit the largest marine monument halfway to asia. tomorrow obama heads to asia to china for an economic summit. the u.s. and russia are debating over who killed isis leader abu mohammad al adnani. the russian defense ministry said a was 1 of 40 killed in syria by russian bomber on tuesday but a u.s. official calls that claim a joke. saying coalition forces targeted a in a strike. there's been violent unrest in brazil following the impeachment of president dilma reself. her supporters broke windows and
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a police suv. police responded with stun guns and tear gas. at least four arrested. fossils found in greenland could mean there was once life on mars. if confirmed the earliest fossils on earth, 3.7 billion years old. >> just a little while ago. at the time conditionses on earth and mars were similar so scientists say if life existed here it could have existed there. >> interesting stuff. coming up, new hope in the battle against alzheimer's disease. an early trial of an experimental drug is showing promise. as millions of us spend more and more time staring at our phones it may not be as bad for us as we think. high seas travelers sitting in prison after months of high luxury travel taking selfies along the way. the allegations that have them in big trouble when we come back.
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take a look at this rescue off the texas coast. the coast guard picks up two boaters in galveston bay including an 18-year-old who is enlisting in the coast guard himself. the teens called for help when their boat flipped over, one of them suffering a broken leg, the other teen there is okay. we have new details about the panic at los angeles airport that led to dozens of flight delays. officials now say it all started with a man in a zorro costume. police started questioning him. a passenger saw that, notified a tsa agent and the agent then spread word to other terminals. some passengers in those terminals thought there was an emergency, rushed for the emergency exits and those heavy doors have emergency locks that when they do close they sound like gunshots. police thought those shots were
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real. five terminals evacuated. officers then, of course, went in and found there were no actual gunshots. there's new hope for the millions of patients diagnosed with alzheimer's. researchers report promising results from an early trial of an experimental treatment. the drug appears to slow development of brain placke which causes the loss of memory in cognitive function. a larger drug trial planned soon but researchers say it's too early to tell how effective it will be. the fda has a new warning about the dangers of mixing opioid painkillers with benzos, the agency now requires box warnings on nearly 400 products about the potentially lethal combination. overdoses from people combining both drugs have nearly tripled in recent years. there's also an increase in e.r. visits. we're always told the reasons why staring at our phones is unhealthy. bad for your neck, eyes but it may be helping your health. especially now with so many apps available focusing on improved
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diets and physical activity. researchers found programs with goal setting and self-monitoring features are especially effective. and this morning instagram users say they're pretty disappointed with a new feature of the photo app. many had been asking for this zoom tool to get a closer look at photos and videos and yesterday facebook rolled out the feature on apple devices. but the image resolution doesn't change as you zoom in which means the quality just keeps getting worse. instagram won't say if or when it will fix that. >> not good. when we come back what seems to be a growing trend to take pressure off high schoolers, just what should the kid at the top of the class be called? and former congressman anthony weiner faces new trouble over that lewd picture that includes his son. stay with us.
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flooding. some residents have had to leave their homes. the utility also had to cut power for safety and residents know this is just the start. hermine is likely to flood many roads in florida and along the gulf coast. roads will be wet throughout the northeast and also in oklahoma, texas and the rockies. if you're flying today delays are most likely in philadelphia, washington, miami and dallas. what started as a dream cruise vacation for two young women ended with their arrest. >> as abc's gio benitez reports they're accused of smuggling cocaine in their luggage. >> this vacation landed two women behind bars in an australian jail. 22-year-old melina roberge and 28-year-old isabelle lagace posted images showing an extravagant and fun-filled cruise on instagram but authorities say they discovered 209 pounds of cocaine in their luggage worth a staggering $22 million. >> this is the biggest seizure of narcotics through a
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passenger -- >> reporter: they boared a cruise ship starting in the uk visiting 11 countries until its final destination in sydney where police finally arrested them and a 63-year-old man. >> the seizure of these drugs has disrupted the supply of cocaine on the streets and beyond. >> reporter: gio benitez, new york. >> he will have much more on that arrest coming up later on "good morning america." disgraced congressman anthony weiner could face legal trouble. he is now being investigated by child protective services after he sent a lewd selfie with his young son right next to him. caseworkers showed up at weiner and hess estranged wife's apartment building on tuesday. next to a growing trend in public schools a district is considering a proposal that would remove the valedictorian award replacing it with a more inclusive system. schools in north carolina have done something similar. critics say competition is
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healthy and nothing wrong with the best students being recognized. well, three of the nfl's highest profile defensive players have been cleared in a performance-enhancing drug investigation. the league says there's no evidence james harrison of the steelers, the packers clay matthew and julius peppers were used or were provided with prohibited substances. the original allegations against them came as part of an al jazeera documentary. peyton manning had been cleared of similar allegations made in that same report. well, it's september 1st which means the final full month of baseball's regular season is getting under way. >> that's right. one game today. other game, of course, were played last night. for now highlights from our friends at espn. >> good morning, it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. stan verrett. along with neil everett talking baseball. >> i got a haircut. you haven't said a word about it. >> okay. >> let's roll the highlight. this is an unbelievable game. i sit next to stan watching it.
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dodgers down 8-2. three-game sweep and then andrew tolls in the top of the ninth, it's a grand slam and dodgers come back from 8-2 -- i mean only one team in like the history of baseball have ever come back from a such a deficit. >> you know what they call the royals in france. >> royales. >> royals. they went to the top of the 13th, brian mccann, two runners in scoring position. able to score here and bottom 13. eric hosmer right to his legs but tansis gets it and turns a double play. awkward position and knows exactly where to go with it. royals win it and jump the royals -- yankees win it and
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plutonium on a thursday morning. time for "the pulse" started with high powered support for robin thicke, pharrell and t.i. >> they lost a court fight recently over their hit "blurred lines" in which marvin gaye's estate was awarded more than $7 million. the ruling said they stole material from his hit "got to give it up." >> more than 200 musicians and producers have filed a brief to try to overturn the verdict. >> those artists all fear this could place serious restrictions on the creativity of all artists. >> coming to thicke's defense there. >> big names. next up american airlines taking heat over its new advertising campaign. the campaign calls american passengers, quote, the world's greatest flyers. >> says those passengers walk faster in airports than anywhere else and that they, quote, like babies but bring noise canceling headphones, hint, hint. >> critics say it is a backhanded way of blaming bad
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, 4:27 a.m., a tractor-trailer struck a fire truck in penns landing. five firefighters are injured. the highway is an absolutely parking lot. we'll have live team coverage overnight. south jersey native and mlb star mike trout was involved in a crash in california. rain is bringing relief to the area. we're watching the tropics, david murphy is track be that. -- tracking that. karen rogers is looking at the wet road conditions, plus what's going on on i-95 all next. runn yo-yo. take a look. scott serel runs 10 to 20 mys a
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day while twirling it. it helps keep him focused. >> wondering why that lies in something else he carries, his seven-year sobriety medal from alcoholics anonymous and got over it by replacing it with a new addiction, to running and says with a yo-yo in the mix, it stimulates his senses even more and keeps him moving forward. >> good for him. we understand he's doing pretty well with the yo-yo. have to give it a try. >> i don't think i can do it without running. >> i might hit myself in the face. don't look for me in new york. what's the best birthday gift for a dad after years of ties, cologne and other gifts he probably doesn't need, probably intended to love anyway. >> a young woman in florida found a perfect gift. steve osunsami has more. >> reporter: 22-year-old gabby has a surprise for her stepfather. >> right over here. >> he celebrating his 53rd
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birthday. while he's not his biological father, david married her mother and now the only man in the world she calls dad. >> come on. >> reporter: he is a bit of a joker. >> it's a pen. >> i got a pen! >> reporter: but it's not a pen or a watch or even a tie. for his birthday his adult stepdaughter is giving him adoption papers. legally making him the father he's always been. >> do you know what that is? >> am i adopting you? >> i want you to. you don't have to. you could say no but i want you to adopt me. you've been my dad and legal papers don't change anything but i appreciate it. >> reporter: she says she couldn't do this when she was younger. her biological father said no but love lives long and strong and on friday in florida, gabby becomes gabby lind. >> you have no idea what that means to me. you have no idea. >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> great story to end on. that's what's making news in america this morning.
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h >> good morning everyone, 4:30 a.m., tam is off, nydia han joins us, we're following breaking news right now a major crash on i-95 left five philadelphia firefighters injured. officials say a tractor-trailer driver lost control and jackknifed and hit a ladder truck. all lanes of i-95 are closed at the scene at penns landing. >> we have breaking coverage katherine scott is live at had d hanheman


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