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good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. australia is now on high alert after a terror plot. investigators say the plan involved taking down a plane with poisonous gas. four men were arrested. u.s. intelligence officials are following these developments very closely. at least ten people have been killed across venezuela in clashes between police and protesters. it comes amid a vote to grant nichololas maduro sweeping powe and rewriting the constitution. nine people were killed as a van plowed into a crowd in los angeles. al are expected to make full recovery. 14 a could be a big week on wall
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street. 170 points shy of the 22,000 mark. it's likely that the dow will pass that milestone any day now. those are some of our top my parents wedding anniversary today. >> how many year has it been? >> 41 years. >> very nice. that's a big year. every year after like two is a big year when it comes to weddings. happy anniversary to the macedos. we start with the alleged terror plot in australia. the plan was to use poison gas to take down an airliner. >> the alecleged plot involved smuggling a device.
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>> reporter: investigators scrambling to examine evidence to bring down an airliner. some wearing gas masks, raiding homes across sydney, australia. four men arrested. >> we believe it is islamic-inspired terrorism. >> reporter: describing the plot as credible. sources tell abc news that american officials are closely monitoring the case because of suspected communications between the alleged plotters and isis. also, chilling new details from the newspaper, "the australian." the suspects allegedly constructed construct ed explosive device that would kill all on the airport. >> this would be the first time we've seen any kind of terrorist act that involved gas on an airplane. >> reporter: the department of homeland security say they are
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consisting their partners overseas and taken extraordinary steps to protect flights bound for the united states. airports across australia intensifying armed patrols, warning passengers of vigorous security. the australian ynewspaper reporting the four suspects were dual suspects of australia and lebanon. a massive manhunt under way for four escapees from alabama. some of them have a history of violent crime. 12 inmates escaped. eight of the inmates were recaptured on sunday night. no word an how they escaped. a search is under way for a murderer in minneapolis. police is searching for lucifer vincent nugent. police say the suspect crashed his car and ran into a senior
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living facility. that center was evacuated. a nearby shopping center was also evacuated. >> the last information we got was that he entered in there and said something to some of the employees. presumed by the time we had the perimeter set up he was already gone. >> police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. president trump is refusing to give up on health care reform, after the failed efforts last week. the president urged republican senators to keep working, tweeting that the world is watching. after saying let obamacare implode, he threatened to end what he called bailouts. aides say the president will decide whether to stop payments for insurers that lower the costs for low-income americans. the president is facing home and abroad of a staff shakeup. >> and the president supported new sanctions against russia.
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that angered vladimir putin. >> the white house is hoping to move beyond that nasty infighting that led to the appointment of a new chief of staff, now tasked with restoring order. abc's brian clark has more. >> reporter: yet another change of the guard, as retired general jon kelley officially replaces reince priebus monday as the president's chief of staff. the white house hoping to turn the page after one of its most chaotic weeks to todadate. >> he likes people who have accomplished things, who have been successful in other realms. >> reporter: the new chief trying to calm the waters inside the white house, as tensions grow overseas. president trump is set to sign new russia sanctions approved by congress, despite his own objections. and the xrkremlin recaluating. vladimir putin reducing the american diplomats.
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meantime, mounting tensions with north korea. kim jong-un launched his second intercontinental ballistic missile this month. saying his arsenal has the power to strike the united states mainland. in response, a show of force from u.s. warplanes as they flew over the korean peninsula in a ten-hour mission. >> they've been barking wolf about this. this is a threat to the united states. >> reporter: president trump pointing the finger at chiny dos with north korea. we will no longer allow this to continue. the president wants china, which has more direct influence on the regime than any other country, to apply more diplomatic pressure. brian clark, abc news, new york. while north korea's launch of a intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines, something else happened, that afl aflew a little under the radar. pyongyang put -- the pyramid
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shaped hotel has been under construction for 30 years and may not be structurally sound. the government has unveiled two broad walkways leading to the building and a big red propaganda sign that reads, rocket powered nation. the mayor of tennessee is mourning the loss of her son. megan barry, said her son, max barry, died of an overdose in denver. it's not clear what he overdosed on. in a statement, the barrys described their son as a kind soul. it was a weekend of evacuations on north carolina's outer banks, thanks to a power emergency. businesses have lost more than their lights as thousands have been forced from the popular tourist area. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: a busy vacation
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destination, now a ghost town. two carolina towns on day three in the dark. tourists told they can't stay. forced to go home. >> it's pretty disappointing. we had another day left. >> reporter: the governor forced to declare a state of emergency. mandatory evacuations of all tourists, turning some 50,000 people away. those that do not comply with the order to leave, will be given citations. construction crews working on a bridge, cut all three underground transmission lines to the area, knocking out power. businesses say the damage is done. the crowds are gone. >> that's $5,000 in sales we're missing. and throwing the $3,000 tomorrow when i finally get back in the restaurant, will also be a problem. >> reporter: power is expected to be fully restored within one to two weeks. but business owners are worried. >> this is not a natural
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disaster. this is somebody's fault. and i hope they -- >> our thanks to eva pilgrim there. an 8-year-old boy in manchester is being hailed for saving the life of his sister. the boy's father was loading his lawn mower into the barn. about 20 minutes later, the house caught on fire. bad was trying to put out the flames. his son, harrison, grabbed his baby sister and carried her off. >> we both ran up. and he dialed and i took the phone and carried my baby sister out. >> harry has her in one hand and the phone in the other. and just chatting to 911. >> multitasking. >> yeah. >> the house was reduced to ashes. luckily, no one was hurt. harrison is now an honorary member of the local fire department. the family credits their survival with a fire evacuation plan they practiced just days before the fire. >> good move. >> good timing, right?
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completely unrelated, how do you spice up your barbecue? how about heeating it on a sky-high dinner table with 100 of your friends. >> people in sao paulo, brazil, believe they have set a new record. >> the setup had its own grilling station. guests repelled on to the bridge to get their grub. >> you flip from red to green, when you want the meat to keep coming and red if you're full. i wonder if they kept the same system. >> somebody that kept repelling. >> back up and down. >> it took two months to organize that. >> i'm surprised that it only took two months. that seems like a complicated ordeal. coming up, talking about multitasking, a woman was in labor about to be induced, but went to the aide of a fellow mother-to-be first.
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and for a second time this summer, an american tours has been shot while vacationing in turks and caicos. what investigators are saying about this incident. and if the two are connected. but first, back here at home, take a look at the temperatures. i'm so frustrated. i just want to find a used car without getting ripped off. you could start your search at the all-new carfax.com that might help. show me the carfax. now the car you want and the history you need are easy to find. show me used trucks with one owner. pretty cool. [laughs] ah... ahem... show me the carfax. start your used car search and get free carfax reports at the all-new carfax.com.
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so, this is billed as the world's longest hanging pedestrian bridge. it is now open inpan is more tht long and hangs a little under 300 feet off the ground. >> are they sure that thing's stable? >> only one way to find out. >> you first. but look at the vistas that you get. >> it is pretty beautiful. i will give you that. kids and their parents were left dangling -- this is probably a bad story to follow the bridge -- more than 100 feet off the ground after a german gondola crash. amazingly, rescue teams had practiced for this situation just last week. two people suffered minor injuries. other than that, everybody was fine. and next, an investigation is under way after an airport worker allegedly punched a
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passenger in nice, franls. a photo appears to show the worker attacking the man in front of other passengers. the passenger was holding his baby at the terminal. easy jet says they are seeking answers in the matter. for the second time this summer, an american tourist has been shot in turks and caicos. >> masked gunmen opened fire, targeting an american lawyer. marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: michael jones and his family returning to this lavish beach-front home, when at 2:30 p.m., two masked men forced their way in. >> the security guard had been bound with his own shoe laces. >> the attorney and georgetown law professor, an fronting the
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spr intruders who shoots him. the gunmen getting away with a laptop. >> we don't know what led up to that shot being discharged. >> reporter: jones is transferred to a hospital where he is in stable condition. this villa rents for $2,200 a night, on the caribbean island, known as a popular celebrity destination, but also known for violence. >> you don't understand why it happened. >> reporter: tushrks and caicos police say the crime is rising. but the shootings don't seem connected. >> when you come here, don't assume that nothing can happen to you. >> reporter: officials insist that the country remains safe. and there's no advisories for american travelers. marci gonzalez, abc news, santa
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monica, california. >> the big thing on the island is, we don't have crime there. is it safe? they say, you can go wherever you want. a sad turn of events. coming up, oh, baby. the story of a very special delivery. >> the moms-to-be teaming up when the doctor couldn't be found. you're watching "world news now." because your carpet never stops working there's resolve carpet care. it lifts more dirt and pet hair versus vacuuming alone. resolve carpet care with five times benefits my hygi...a mouthwash.o try... so i tried crest. it does so much more than give me fresh breath. crest pro-health mouthwash provides all... ...of these benefits to help you get better dental check-ups. go pro with crest mouthwash. checkup? nailed it
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♪ who is it? ♪ could you catch me nicki? that's "catch me." >> that's a topical song for our next story. imagine helping to deliver a baby when you're in labor. it happened to a doctor as she heard a woman down the hall in the same hospital going into
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labor. >> it's amazing. just moments later, she herself gave birth. abc's tom llamas with their story. >> just hit me intensely. i wasn't quiet about it. >> reporter: that's lea johnson, talking about the contractions she felt just before delivering her beautiful baby daughter six days ago. the problem, her doctor was on break at the time. >> i wasn't aware of what the situation was. but, yes. i was in -- i was ready to see a doctor. >> reporter: down the hall, amanda hess, also ready to give birth to a baby girl. >> and my husband said, is that a laid screaming? i said, i think so. >> reporter: amanda jumped into action. dr. hess was one of lea's doctors. >> i didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. and my husband noticed she had a gown on. >> the baby's heart rate is
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dropping with the contractions. i said, we should break your water and have a baby. i walked back to my room, where my husband was waiting. he said, did you vus deliver a baby? i did. i have all of the nerves out. let's have a baby ourselves. >> reporter: and dr. hess did. little ellen joyce. >> i felt like the pregnancy, this little baby girl was my sidekick. all of the surgeries i was doing, she was there with me. until the last minute, she was working with me and delivered a little baby with me, right before she came into the world. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> what did you do today? i delivered a baby and had a baby. how about you? >> overachiever. that's impressive. can you imagine? she's there and like, how are your contractions? how are your contractions? sorry. just for a moment there. >> she planned to work late into her pregnancy. i'm guessing she didn't
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♪ all right. it's been a while since we opened up our r going through td the mean messages, we had a few messages left. let's jump right in, shall we? looking at our "insomniac kitchen" shoot. you can eat -- >> i loved eating it. so, watching kendis and diane eat cookie dough on "w nnn whil i'm eating a salad. >> she was not happy. and then, posted a gif of cookie
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monster taking a salad off of the table. >> who eats a salad at this hour? >> got to go with the cookie dough. the only thing more fun than cookie dough, national dance day, baby. we celebrated it. >> j.v. said, as seen with anchor teams across the country -- no? nobody else? another reason that "wnn" is so special. >> now, to people who are probably watching the wrong show. one of my favorite parts of this morning's show, you both have the moves. >> dance moves? >> and another viewer says, diane and kendis, two most underrated dancers on tv. >> i would tend to agree with that. i mean, it depends on how low you lay the bar. >> i did appreciate jack's moves
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in the background. >> jack was contributing. you looked like the floaty man at the car parking lot. >> if only we could get deb at home to join us. our writer. >> we are often reminded that we can't get anything past you at home. and an eagle-eyed viewer. our view crew is. >> he says, what does s the guy behind diane doing? he's going to have a heart attack. talk about big hand gestures. >> we were talking about the story about anthony scaramucci. and donald trump having the same hand gestures. as we're doing it, jack and i are making the same gestures at the same time. >> you are showing how much you really care. you know, we had some special guests last week. you were like, hey, do you all -- your collection of cardboard men is starting to worry me. kendis, you may need to
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this morning on "world news now," can the effort to repeal and replace survive? >> president trump thinks so. he's now urging republicans in congress to keep up the fight to overhaul america's health care system. but will they bring the democrats to the table? plus, is russian president vladimir putin trying to tighten his grip in the face of new u.s. sanctions? meanwhile, military shows a force in asia, as the u.s. responds to north korea's latest missile launch. how american allies are responding. and president trump is calling china all-talk. and new jersey governor chris christie has a confrontation, staring down a lechl heckler at a ball game, calling him a tough guy. what caused the whole thing? we'll show you later in this half hour. > >> and those poor nachos caught
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in the middle there. ♪ all the bowling ladies all the bowling ladies ♪ >> in your club. they decide to close it down, what are you going to do? these ladies, they know how to rock and bodeyons-inspired prot keep a beloved bowling club from getting replaced by a goliath stadium. get it, ladies. we will join choreographed resistance on this monday, july ♪ no, no, no >> put the hands up now. >> how many news programs start with a "single laladies" dance? >> george and robin want to
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start their morning like that every morning. ♪ all the bowling ladies >> i don't know if i'm more out of breath or my hip hurts more? >> exactly. column "a." column "b." >> those ladies are inspiring us on a monday. we're going to start on a serious note. the big challenges for president trump. breathe. refusing to give up on health care, while looking to get the white house back on track. >> today is general jon kelley's first day on the job as a new white house chief of staff, as the president tries to hit the reset button on his administration. >> and the president is pressuring senate republicans to go back to the drawing board, after john mccain's stunning thumbs down to stall the latest effort to overhaul obamacare. >> reporter: the president made it clear he's not ready to stop on health care. tweeting don't give up,
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republican senators. >> you can't promise folks you're going to do something and not do it. >> reporter: but republicans who voted against the bill have no regrets. maine's susan collins said she got a round of applause when she landed in bangor. >> i flenever had that happen i the 20 years i've been privileged to serve in the senate. >> reporter: president trump said the only alternative to a repeal is to let obamacare fail. >> the best thing we can do, politically speaking, is let right now t. ode. >> reporter: he repeated that friday, after the senate's vote. >> i said it from the beginning -- let obamacare implode and then do it. i turned out to be right. let obamacare implode. >> is that what he's going to do? >> that punctuates the concern he has. >> reporter: health and human services secretary tom price
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insisted fru eed trump is tryin mauve the debate in the right direction. >> he comes back, looks at it. says congress, do your job. hoping to turn the page after one of its most chaotic weeks yet. for the new chief of staff, a lot to fix. >> you have to letmp be trump. anybody who thinks they're going the change donald trump doesn't know dump. >> reporter: the senate has technically in session. and they will face mounting pressure from the president to revisit the vote on obamacare. but chances are slim they'll get it done before they take the break. david wright, abc news, the white house. russia is retaliating as the president prepares to sign off on new russian sanctions. russian president vladimir putin is forcing to u.s. to cut its embassy and consulate staff by more than 700. putin said that would make the size of the u.s. diplomatic
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mission in moscow, equal to the russian mission in the u.s. the state department called the move regrettable and uncalled for. the u.s. military is testing its missile defense system after a provocation by north korea. in a military drill along south korean and military lanes, thfl a mission over the korean peninsula. after kim jong-un had his second intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month. it could reach deep into the u.s. mainland. >> north koreans have a missile that can hit the lower 48. we're talking seattle, denver, chicago, and maybe new york and washington, d.c. the united states is advancing its capabilities of what are called ground-based interceptors and intercept the north korean missiles before they reach land. >> the japanese prime minister said the u.s. and japan fully agreed they need to take further
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action against north korea. the president expressed his growing frustration with china. tweeting, i am very disappointed in china. they do nothing for us, with north korea. just talk, the president tweeted. the white house is now urging the country to diplomatic pressure on the regime. china is north korea's only significant trading partner. the arrest of terror suspects in australia uncovering a possible new plot to attack an aircraft. a group of men were going to bring down a commercial airplane with poison gas. after this, after the arrest of four men in sydney. abc news has learned that they're following the case communications between the suspects and isis. this morning, minneapolis police are in a desperate manhunt and a community is on-edge. the suspect is allegedly behind a crime spree that includes a brutal murder. police say he's considered armed and dangerous.
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>> reporter: a manhunt for a suspected murderer. moments after an armed robbery, s.w.a.t. teams on the scene, ah minneapolis suburb. authorities placing a busy shopping complex on lockdown, a senior center evacuated. elderly residents, some in wheelchairs, led to safety. during the lockdown, a woman is found murdered in a nearby office building. >> i believe it was another worker in the building that found her. >> reporter: lucifer vincent winn allegedly living up to his name. police say he is the prime suspect armed and danger. police say he entered the senior center with a handgun but disappeared. >> the last information enteredd something to some of the employees. >> reporter: reportedly taking off in this vehicle, crashing into a swamp before getting away on foot. >> i would assume that before ps gone. >> reporter: police say they're working leads as this suspect is on the run.
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and they've spoken to friends and family of the victim who ar. adrian bank ert, abc news, new york. rides at the ohio state fair have last week's deadly accident. they were closed after a teenager was killed and injured seven others. that ride is still closed as the investigation continues. owner of the ride says the mechanical failure is likely the cause of the accident. the hawaiian capital has approved a distracted walking law. crossing a roadway while looking at a hand held device will be illegal. if you're caught, it could cost you as much as $99. talking on a cell phone crossing the street, that's okay. >> you can have a passionate conversation on the phone -- >> your eyes. directed at the road. >> all right. good to know. a stunning comeback saved the u.s. women's soccer team from a back-to-back loss at the tournament of nations.
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>> in this 78th minute, brazil takes the 3-1 lead on a free kick. and then, the rally begins. 90 seconds later, they cut the brazilian's lead. 85th minute, rapinoe gets her i on the rebound, after a scramble in the front. the u.s. wins, 4-3. >> what did we win? wow. in a was a good 25 seconds. on the goal. >> i'm out of breath. coming up, more sports.ebal
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fame. and, the simmering beef between superstar athletes lebron james and steph curry. a >> there's a question this video is raising. just bad wedding dancing? or is steph taking a swipe at lebron? and the disappearance of a man in the rocky mountains, searching for lost jewels and gourd. what we're learning about the treasure hunt blamed for other deaths. find us on facebook and twitter. you're watching "world news now."
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and now, to what may be a new, deadly chapter in a treasure hunt mystery. a colorado man has disappeared after a rafting accident. and friends say he was searching for hidden treasure. >> there's two deaths tied to this hunt. what the man who hid the treasure is now saying. >> reporter: the mystery deeping around a treasure hunter who disappeared while looking for jewels and gold in the rocky mountains. they say he moved to mountain to find treasure, supposedly hidden by this man. the clues mapped out in his book, "the thrill of the chase." >> when somebody finds that chest, they're going to be shocked. >> reporter: police say a witness called 911 saying a raft along the arkansas river with multiple people in it capsized. others got out, ashby did not. but when police arrived, no one was there. officials discovered human
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remains friday afternoon. but they have not yet been identified. >> something happened down there that day. we want answers. >> reporter: the hunt for riche. >> i want him to retrieve the treasure or call off the hunt. >> reporter: he compiled a list of suggestions to make them safer. but he won't call off the treasure hunt. stephanie ramos, abc news, dallas, texas. coming up, chris christie gets passionate at a cubs game. but not because of the action on the field. also, steph curry's bad dancing. is he making fun of another player? i don't know. you're watching "world news you're watching "world news now." but for only $7 a month, sdisaster. rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x.
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there it 3,0 for adrian bel. >> that double down the left field line in lifted adrian beltre into a very select club. the rangers' third baseman play hits in major league history. >> after the hits, daughters, look at them, and his 10-year-old son, came on to the field to celebrate and give big. >> adorbs. >> he's the firstdominican-born
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player to reach 3,000. >> he's 30th on the all-time hit list, with roberto clemente. he has work to do if he wants to rack 4,000. his 20th season in the major leagues. coincidentally, his big hit baseball's former greats entered the hall of fame. >> they now have plaques in cooperstown, new york. they were joined by bud selig and atlanta braves president and executive john sherholz. >> they were celebrating tim rain raines, a local hero. lorenzo cain showed it's not how far you hit them. it's where. >> into that corner. this is in boston over the weekend. it traveled 302 feet. that is believed to be the
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shortest home run in the majors in two seasons. >> and nearly hit the foul pole. >> very strategic placement there. >> it counts. scoreboard. check out this play. >> ruled foul. dive. oh, yes. web gem. >> number 99. >> the ball boy making what might be the greatest play of his life. it's all downhill from here, fella. >> he slid into it. look at that. >> exactly. made the stop. believe at the same time, new jersey governor chris christie was caught on camera, apparently confronting a man at that cubs/brewers man in milwaukee. >> you hear christie say to the man, you're a big shot. the video shows christie getting into the man's face, as well. this is the end of what appeared
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to have been a conversation. our local station then caught up with that fan. >> when he was initially going up the stairs, i yelled his name. i told him he sucked. i called him a it needed to be. he turned around and walked back towards me and got up in my face. first, he told me, hey, why don't you have another beer, which i thought was fun and a decent comeback. we haven't really been drinking at all. he started calling me a tough guy. >> let's note, the gnnachos tha were safely in christie's hand. >> safe and sound. finally, to more trash talking, this time involving lebron james and his recent workout videos. >> we've seen a lot of them from lebron. he's in good shape. him in the gym, doing his thing. he's been fighting against the haters, training to take back the nba throne from the warriors. interesting moves that he shared
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on social media. then, yeah. here comes your milk chocolate, brother. steph curry at a wedding, dancing in a style much like lebron's videos. >> he's getting a lot of reaction, as he gets his groove on. if you take a look -- check out who was apparently egging curry on, that's kyrie irving. and in case you haven't heard, the drama is hot in cleveland, ladies and gentlemen. reports are that irving wants to be traded after the cavaliers lost the championship to curry's warriors. >> no. you can't do that. thanks, kyrie. a local news station took a shot at irving in a new promo that looks like a political ad. the announcer saying, this city belongs to the king. take it on, fox 8. >> i like the moves, though. >> you think steph -- who does it better? steph or -- >> i think we do.
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a little beyonce.your "monday a group of ladies, they're not single ladies. but if they were. call me. they're australia. they're ages 60-82. and they made a spoof of "single ladies" because of a serious topic happening in australia. if you listen, see if you can tell what the ladies are talking about. ♪ all the bowling ladies all the bowling ladies ♪ ♪ all the bowling ladies all the bowling ladies ♪ ♪ all the bowling ladies all the bowling ladies ♪ ♪ put your hands up >> we love your club. we are doing our bowling thing. the bowling club is apparently going under, while it's being demolished. so, they put together this video
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saying, no. huh-uh. no, no, no. we ain't having it. we need our bowling club. >> i like the side and everything. getting down, ladies. >> we wish them luck on their efforts. over to a dallas man who is getting attention for the walks he goes on five days a week. you might notice why. he has a stroller he takes in front of him. in his stroller -- >> his kid? his son? >> his chicken. he takes his chicken for a walk, five days a week. he says this thing started as a way to poke fun at the upscale people who walk their dogs in strollers. he realized it's good exercise for him. and people think it's funny. they're asking him for photographs. now, he says he does it to make people happy. >> that's good. >> get out of the stroller and walk, chicken.
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>> hope he doesn't work up an appetite. >> see you later, chicken. you've seen the hamster wheel. this one hamster was caught on camera there. just, okay. i'm going to go up and the hamster wheel. >> got it. there comes macedo. this is why we can't have nice things. this is why. this -- >> he gets out of it. okay. got it. i got it. >> so, i want to watch that again. just hanging out there. and then -- >> favorite video of the day. look at the hamster's face. there's this look of panic. >> oh. little hamster butt. >> that's us walking into monday, isn't it? finally, a little girl was looking for her parents. didn't work out well for the
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this monday morning on "world news now," russian relations getting rocky, as vladimir putin responds strongly to new pressure from the u.s. this as vice president mike pence is in the region with a message for putin on president trump's behalf. and breaking news -- a dozen inmates are on the run after breaking free from a county jail. some accused of violent crimes. we'll have the latest as they come in. new this hour, the incredible shrinking airplane seats. >> it's getting increasingly tougher to squeeze in. we'll tell you about the new effort to regulate seat size and leg room. and he became famous for his portrayal of the brooding vampire edward in the "twilight" series. did you know he almost got fired from the first film?
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not because we were team jacob. but because of something that robert pattinson was incapable of doing. and you're probably right. he couldn't get a tan. but that wasn't it, either. we'll have it all in "the skinny." it is monday, july 31st. which team were you? >> i was team nobody. sorry. >> why do you hate america? you have to have a team. >> i only saw the first one. >> oh, that was enough. let me tell you, the rest were pretty much the same. >> there was no team jacob/team edward in the first one. >> it went nowhere. it started out slow and tapered off. >> whichever one you are, let me know. i'll take the opposite side. >> we'll get to that later on in "the skinny" what robert pattinson couldn't do. almost got him fired.
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we're going to start with the international relations, between the u.s. and russia. vladimir putin is slashing the u.s. diplomatic staff in moscow. >> putin appeared on tv last night to announce that the size of the u.s. mission will shrink by 750 people by september, leaving a staff of just 450. the move is retaliation for sanctions passed by congress as punishment for election meddling. >> as president trump prepares to sign that bill, the vice president is in russia's backyard with a visit of estonia, one of three countries he'll visit. he hopes that russia will change its behavior so its relationship with the u.s. can change. >> president's confirmed repeatedly, we believe russia did meddle in u.s. elections. i think he's said it could have been other actors, as well. but he's confirmed his belief and other intelligence that
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russia was involved in meddling in u.s. elections and that's part of what inspired the bipartisan action to codify the sanctions our administration has been implementing against russia. and we'll continue to advance that. my message today is very simple. our policy is america first, it's not america alone. and our nations, our allies in eastern europe can be confident that the united states of america stands with them. we are committed to nato. we are committed to our common defense. >> the vice president there. subdued but stern with his message. he is also visiting georgia and montenegro, viewed as a follow-up to the trip this month. >> and pence is looking to encourage the eastern european countries to align with the west and resist russia's attempt to break up nato. and back at home, the president is making clear the battle to repeal and replace obamacare is not over, even after the republican health care bill failed in dramatic fashion.
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>> the president tweeted, don't give up, republican senators, the world is watching. white house aides say the president is prepared to end payments to insurers, designed to cut costs for lower americans. >> stopping the payments would appear to be part of his bid to let obamacare implode. but the health secretary says the president is just trying to get congress to do its job. >> this system has failed. that's why he's demanding that congress act. if we could fix it by regulation, we would do so. but it takes an act of congress to take care of it. that's what the president is demanding. >> the senate is going to work for two more weeks before summer break. john mccain returned to arizona after casting that vote, killing the skinny repeal bill. he is scheduled to start treatment for brain cancer today. overseas, the united states is flexing its muscle after the most threatening escalation yet with north korea. the u.s. military conducted a test of its t.h.a.d.d. missile
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sylaunch by an air force c-17 aircraft, over the pacific. look at it there. trying to intercept the intercontinental ballistic missile that north korea tested on friday is a challenge altogether. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: a show of force from the u.s. in direct response to north korea's most alarming missile test yet. two b-1 bombers over the korean peninsula in a ten-hour mission. the u.s. conducted a successful previously planned medium-range missile defense test. pentagon video shows a missile being detected and intercepted. but stopping an intercontinental ballistic missile like the one north korea launched friday is more difficult, like a speeding bullet hitting another speeding bullet. and north korea's latest missile traveled farther than any they have launched. it could potentially reach the united states mainland.
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japan's nhk tv captured a bright light falling into the sea of japan. >> this is here. they've been barking wolf about this. this is a very real threat to the united states. >> reporter: with military options limited on sunday, president trump called out china, tweeting they do nothing for us with north korea. we will no longer allow this to continue. the white house is calling on china, north korea's only trading partner to apply more diplomatic pressure on the regime, arguing china has more direct influence than any other country. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. more protesters are expected in venezuela, following deadly clashes on election day. [ explosion ] that explosion in caracas injured at least four police officers. it came as thousands of venezuelans protested a vote to grant nicolas maduro's
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party the power to rewrite the country's constitution. at least ten people were killed in the clashes, including a candidate up for election. investigators say jose felix pineda was shot in his home. he was on the ticket to become a member of the new constitutional assembly. breaking news from alabama, where a manhunt is under way for what was a massive prison break. there's now four inmates who are still out there that police are looking for. two of the escapees were in jail for attempted murder. the inmates, all men range in age 18 to 30 years old. a total of 12 inmates escaped from the walker county jail. but eight have been recaptured. so far, there's no details on how they escaped. the sheriff's office is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the escapees. it may take two weeks to get the power back on in the outer banks. crews drilled a steel casing in transition cables on thursday. officials with the cape hatteras
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electric cooperative are working on two possible solution to restore power. more than 60,000 people have been evacuated from that popular tourist area. and police officers are charged to serve and protect and search for monsters, apparently. at least in one case. >> 4-year-old sidney was a little skiddish about her family moving into a new home outside of denver. her biggest worry, monsters. >> clearly. she asked her buddy, longmont police officer david bonday to conduct a safety sweep, just to make sure things were okay. >> i don't see anything. we have to check in here. nope. >> no monsters. definitely no monsters in the house. good work today. >> as you can see, he used his body cam to help them search for the monsters. no monsters for sidney now. she feels better about the house. >> so cute. mom says that sidney wants to be a police officer and she became good friends with this particular officer.
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and asked him if he would do her a solid. >> at what point do we tell her that the house is haunted? they've got ghosts? >> remember when they said no monsters? >> those are different. ghosts are like creepy. i'm the worst at, like, bedtime stories for kids. >> no one is inviting you over for that. coming up, the latest app that's boasting honest messaging. is it just another platform for digital bullying? what you and your family need to know. later in "the skinny," the president of mtv is announcing big changes coming to the awards show, the vmas and the reboot of a fan favorite. first, here's a look at today's forecast. the in-laws have moved in with us.
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ialmost everything. you know, ke 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. take a look at this video of a typhoon that hit taiwan. more than 100 people were injured. less than 24 hours later, a second typhoon struck the island.
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dozens of areas are facing flooding and mudslides. much of taiwan was shut down, with train services and flights canceled into the main cities there. china is also facing flooding from the storms. an appeals court is asking the faa to look into leg room on airplanes. the court says the faa should reconsider whether it should regulate the size of airline seats. the agency recently rejected a passenger rights group's request to right rules on seat size. the group says cramped planes are now becoming a hazard. the question is, will the faa be overstepping? now, to a popular and controversial new app that is out this summer, called saraha. >> it's sparking conversations at home and at work, with some describing it as a platform encouraging bullying. >> reporter: a warning about the summer's hottest app. it could be a dangerous breeding ground for bullying. >> in a minute or two, i started to get these hateful comments.
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16-year-old donnell clark, flooded with these negative messages. >> it says, nobody would care if you killed yourself. go kill yourself. i hate you because you are too happy with your life. >> reporter: and he's not alone. >> my makeup was not good. my hair isn't good. i'm too short. >> reporter: 15 million using saraha, beating out instagram, youtube and snapchat for downloads in the free app store right now. the developer said it was intended to give reviews in the workplace. but some sounding the alarm. writing, it is another outlet for people to be mean. do not let your kids get this it they will be so sad. what are some of the signs that kids are being bullied, specifically online? >> they are not hanging around their friends. are they despondent or sad? all are signs something is going on. >> reporter: donnell is using
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the app but to make others feel good about themselves. >> it's my goal to have people respect one another and spread positivity. >> reporter: parents should know the only way for kids to get feedback through saraha, is by downloading it. that's why experts say it's so important you know what apps your kids have on their phones. erielle reshef, abc news. >> i don't quite understand how it's different from other social media platforms. people already are super mean sometimes on there. >> yeah. what's the difference between saraha and twitter? we get the mean tweets all the time. >> i have one on instagram. someone saying i'm fat. >> oh. >> i know that you get fat recently. >> wow. are you going to put them on blast? >> say the name of the person? >> yeah. >> i do think they need to learn about grammar. >> and then some. i haven't gotten any in a little while. >> that's because you're perfect. >> you're right. >> that's not on invite. >> and that's a perfect. i can take care of that.
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>> i get nasty messages. but that's usually from family and friends. >> i take the attitude, if you have a problem with me, that's your problem. when we come back, which award is getting a makeover? and the latest television revival has an official return date, again. "the skinny" is next. because it's tough on grease yet gentle. i am home, i am home, i am home because your carpet there's resolve carpet care. it lifts more dirt and pet hair versus vacuuming alone. resolve carpet care with five times benefits
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it's a big "skinny" on this monday morning. >> is it? >> it's not award season, per se. but there is some news about one of the most coveted awards. >> the oscar? >> no, not that one. >> the emmy? >> no. >> the golden globes. >> it looks like the golden globe. >> the bafta? >> the moon man. >> what? >> the moon man.
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the one that "billboard" magazine puts out. >> oh, the vma guy. >> i'm told it's a vma one. huh. okay. the moon man, of course. now, you know it. it's vma, the video music awards, that mtv puts together. it's now known as the moon person. >> oh. politically correct. >> yes. >> according to mtv president chris mccarthy, the prize will go along with their push for inclusion. they made many of the categories gender-neutral. it's been a show known for pushing the envelope. so, there you go. >> yeah. this year's vmas will be hosted by katy perry, who released this out-of-this-world teaser on twitter over the weekend. i guess that means we should call her a moon person. >> but her belt said moon woman. >> oh, did it? no, no. it's moon person, katy. get with the theme. >> all right.
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in other mtv news, "total request live" "trl" is totally coming back in october. the reboot is going to be called "mtv live." it was supposed to start in june. we told you about that one. probably those teens that watched it back in the day, totally procrastinating. >> and now, mccarthy, head of the network there, is promising that the much-loved afternoon show will be back in october. >> ooh. is carson daly coming back? >> no. the original ran from 1998 to 2008. it was a hot spot for musicians and stars alike. destiny's child there. if you are expecting the o.g. version. >> yeah. >> you might want to take a seat. carson daly will not be back. five v.j.s will host, alongside d.c. young fly and chicago radio personality, eric zachary.
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>> okay, fine. >> the show will be in times square, across the way from our own studio, "gma." >> can we go fan girl out now and then? >> completely. robert pattinson is opening up on his early days on the set of "twilight" and how he apparently almost got fired for not smiling. >> he was playing a vampire and love interest in the hit movie. how bad could it possibly be? let's look at the scenes, shall we? brooding look. >> brooding. here's a romantic scene. he's on a date. see his reaction shot after this. they cut to. >> he's got to be happy. >> he's got to be happy. >> okay. >> all right. >> okay. >> how about this? well, she looks happy. >> this is when he says -- we're the same temperature. >> and she's a vampire. >> yay. not yay. >> guy has to lighten up. >> oh.
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this is the wedding. >> this is the wedding. >> he has to be happy for the wedding, right? he looks happy.
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always discreet. for bladder leaks. ♪ hanging in there. >> "dunkirk" amazing. >> really? >> yes. >> i have to see it. >> fantastic. >> i hear it's good on a small screen, to watch it on your iphone. you have to see it in imax. female entrepreneurs are opening up about the road to success. >> it includes jessica alba, who started the billion-dollar
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honest company. rebecca jarvis sat down with them to learn how they got to the top. >> reporter: advice from some of hollywood's hottest stars, speaking candidly about the road to success. issa rae, the creator of the hbo hit series, "insecure." >> tired of this dating stuff. i'm sorry. >> reporter: along with jessica alba, the founder of the honest company. at the american express open successmaker series. addressing their biggest challenges. >> our back-end technology wasn't speaking to the front end. and we weren't charging people for a while. things like that are going to happen. >> reporter: alba's most important lesson -- >> finding the right team. >> you need people to come into your midst to support you. no one does anything alone.
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>> reporter: rae, who created three separate web shows before landing her hbo series, says it's taken patience and lots of perseverance. what's been your biggest pitfall? >> during the time when i thought the hbo show would happen, i remember getting the call that the show wasn't going to go this year. and feeling like, what did i just do? what's going to happen now? i have no money and i have no show. >> reporter: instead, she kept hustling and learned that not all advice is worth following. worst advice you've received? >> to do it the traditional way. >> reporter: what would have happened if you had gone that way? >> i wouldn't be where i am now. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, los angeles. >> worst advice you've gotten? >> it wasn't possible. in so many different realms of my life. i said, watch me. how about you? >> follow your gut.
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making news in america this monday morning, new challenges for president trump and his new white house chief of staff. john kelly moves into the west wing today as the trump administration deals with new provocations from russia and north korea. we are live in washington. new details this morning about an alleged terror plot in australia. hear the latest on how the suspects allegedly planned to use poisonous gas, and steps being taken to keep flights here in the u.s. safe. breaking overnight, a massive manhunt after a jail break in alabama. authorities working hard through the night to recapture them. and an epic comeback by the u.s. women's soccer team facing defeat against a rival. s they shot, they scored, they won.

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