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making news in america this morning, wicked weather. the dangerous heat for millions of americans. triple digits in cities that rarely experience these high temperatures and the lightning strike at an airport sending a man to the hospital. we have several developing stories out of washington. the white house now confirms the president's involvement in crafting his son's misleading statement about a meeting with a russian lawyer. also, the explosive lawsuit accusing the white house of coordinating with fox news to create fake news. plane passengers forced to sit on a hot tarmac for six hours with no water or air-conditioning. what the airline is aing this morning. plus, a baseball player flying high. this one might be catch of the year.
baseball doesn't work out he can try gymnastics. >> he maemade the catch, walking funny today. we'll start off with cities up and down the west coast waking up to a rare and dangerous heat wave. >> the blistering heat will threaten all-time records as health officials and forecasters warn this will be a scorcher even for cities that rarely see these temperatures. this morning, the pacific northwest in the grips of a historic heat wave. >> being out on the water is great, cool off and get in the shade. >> reporter: in seattle the thermometer could hit triple digits this week, that's only happened three times in the past 123 years. a major concern because only a third of homes in the metropolitan area have air-conditioning. >> i'm going to go jump in a lake. >> reporter: and portland, oregon, expecting the strongest heat wave in nearly a decade. highs there reaching 107 degrees. >> today it's been swamped. we sold about 130 or 140 pieces
of air conditioners, probably sold about 150 fans. probably this time next week we'll be close to being out. >> reporter: all that heat fueling major wildfires. at least 48 fires are burning including this one north of sacramento. and this massive fire billowing smoke in northern washington state. it's been burning for days and only 11% contained. and the dangerous temperatures are expected to last until friday. excessive heat warnings stretch from northern california to the canadian border, 106 in portland and 112 in redding. >> turning now to the latest developments from washington, the white house is now acknowledging that president trump weighed in on crafting a misleading statement about his son's meeting with a russian lawyer. >> and also the senate overwhelmingly confirmed christopher wray to lead the fbi filling the post left vacant in may when president trump fired james comey. we're also learning that vice president mike pence says the sign will sign a bill on new
russian sanctions this week. but secretary of state rex tillerson says that he and the president believe the sanctions may hinder attempts at restoring relations with moscow. also this morning, an explosive lawsuit against fox news alleges that the white house conspired with the network to spread a false story about the murder of a dic staffer all to distract from the russia probe. >> d.c. place say seth rich was killed last summer during a botched robbery. but stories on fox news suggested he was targeted for leaking hillary clinton's e-mails. investigator and fox news contributor rod wheeler is suing fox claiming he was falsely quoted to support the fake stories. >> wheeler also says practice president trump signed off on that story and pushed for it to be published. the article was later retracted. the white house denies any involvement. as for the white house the president is renewing his call to repeal and replace obamacare and now a new effort on capitol hill to just fix it. >> republican and democratic senators are now working on a bipartisan effort to stabilize
president obama's affordable care act. maggie rulli has details. >> reporter: days after the effort to repeal and replace obamacare crumbled in the senate, now a new hope. >> i think we can resolve this problem but it's going to take more bipartisan work. >> we have a lot of bipartisan discussions going on right now. more than we've had in months. >> reporter: both sides are calling for a solution with republican senator lamar alexander and democratic senator patty murray teaming up saying they want to see federal payments to insurers that help millions of low and moderate income americans afford coverage continue for at least another year. but president trump has threatened just the opposite tweeting if a new health care bill is not approved quickly, bailouts end very soon. and he's repeatedly said the only alternative to a repeal is to let obamacare fail. >> let obamacare explode. it is exploding right now. >> i said from the beginning, let obamacare implode and then do it.
>> reporter: some senators now ignoring those threats from the president. >> but for now what we need is stability of the marketplace and those payments contribute to that so i would hope you would continue to make them. >> you don't hurt innocent people, mr. president, when you lose politically. that is not presidential. that is not, frankly, what an adult does. >> reporter: and they warn that without this stability and an effort to fix what's wrong with the current 2010 health care law consumers could face sharp increases in their premiums and a shrinking number of insurance options. and, diane and kendis, those increases could be severe. "the wall street journal" reports that some insurance companies are saying their premiums might jump 30% or more if congress doesn't work to stabilize the market. >> all right, our maggie rulli there in washington, thank you. the trump administration is reportedly setting its sight on affirmative action. the administration is reportedly
preparing to redirect the direction toward investigating university admission policies that discriminate against white flicks. "the new york times" obtained an internal document that suggestsle it be run by trump political appointees rather than civil servants. we're learning chilling new details about north korea's recent missile launch. it turns out that missile was launched in commercial airspace right where a commercial airliner had just passed less than ten minutes earlier. the air france 777 had more than 300 people on board. the missile ended up flying higher and farther than any other north korea has ever launched. now for a look at your weather. miami beach is drying out after heavy rains. as much as 5 inches swamped the city within the last 24 hours. it overwhelmed the new storm water system that is supposed to be able to handle 3 inches of rain an hour.
power was also knocked out in some places, indianapolis, contractors recovering after lightning strike stopped his heart among three workers struck at a school. a school police officer used a defibrillator on the man and performed cpr. still ahead the iphone case being recalled because users say it's burning their skin. >> the nightmare on the tarmac. airline passengers calling 911 for help. >> a fiery rescue caught on camera. see a man pulled from a burning car just in time.
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we're watching a dramatic rescue that happened in minneapolis. two good samaritans there helping police pull two passengers out of a cadillac that had careened off an overpass. now, the driver in the crash was killed. but passengers inside the car were rescued. authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash. a mother and father say their school district didn't do enough to stop the cyberbullying that led to their daughter's suicide. dianne grossman and seth grossman are suing over the death of 12-year-old mallory. new jersey cool officials they say ignored repeated requests to help her. she took her own life in june. >> i would bring it to the school's attention. they would dismiss it. she would bring something to my attention, i would bring it to the school's attention it, they would dismiss it. >> for months told she was a loser and finally she was told why don't you kill yourself. >> the grossmans have not ruled out suing the parents of the girls who they say bullied their daughter. the school district is not
commenting on the case. florida is reporting its first sexually transmitting case of zika this year. the patient lives in the st. petersburg area. health officials say the person's partner showed symptoms after a recent visit to cuba. both tested positive for the virus. no mosquito-related cases of zika have been reported in florida this year. the dow opens this morning in record territory. it's a new all-time high thanks to strong bank earnings. the dow starting the day up 72 points. it's nearing that 22,000 milestone. so far this year the dow has risen 11%. amazon stock is also up and it has a big day ahead. 50,000 jobs on the line today. that's how many open positions it's hoping to fill today at a nationwide job fair at ten of its fulfillment centers. they are set to hire politics on the spot for full time management as well as part-time packing and sorting jobs.
we have a consumer alert for you about iphone cases. mix bin electronics that make the cases is recalling 263,000 of them. that follows reports of severe chemical burns and skin irtakes after the cases broke. 24 people including 19 in the u.s. have reported injuries. well, when we come back a mystery on a popular american beach. a woman's body found in a shallow hole. how did that happen? plus, some new insight that the president's golf game and what he really thinks about the white house as a home. afi sure had a lot on my mind. my 30-year marriage... ...my 3-month old business... plus...what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i made a point to talk to my doctor. he told me about eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again.
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along with the midwest and the great plains. if you're flying airport delays are possible in houston due to storms and lightning. authorities at one of america's most popular beaches warning against a popular summertime activity. >> it comes as they investigate the death of a young woman from texas whose body was found nearly entirely buried in the sand. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: maryland authorities warning against digging large holes on the beach after a 30-year-old woman died. >> my beach operate ser telling me that all they can see is an arm sticking out of the sand. they think they have a deceased body. >> reporter: ashley o'connor from texas was vacationing in ocean city with her parents. her family last seeing her around 2:30 a.m. monday. that's when police say she was city about holes in the sand because of the danger of collapse. >> reporter: for nearly ten hours monday investigators
standing waist deep in the sand where o'connor was found searching for clues. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> this morning another airline is facing backlash over treatment of its passengers. flyers on board an air transit flight say they were forced to wait on the tarmac in ottawa for six hours without power, air-conditioning or even water. the brussels to montreal flight was diverted there due to storms. at one point a desperate passenger even called 911. airport officials say they had both a gate and stairs ready but the airline never gave the green light to deplane. in san francisco authorities are trying to find out why a 127-year-old opened the hurricane's emergency door moments after landing. the copa airlines jet from panama city was still moving as he slid down the wing, jumped onto the tarmac and started running. fellow passengers say he appeared anxious during the flight. police quickly arrived on the scene and arrested him.
unclear if the teen will face charges. we do have new video of the moment a lightning strike hit an airport ground worker in southwest florida. the bolt hit a sun country plane and traveled through austin dunn's body. he was one of at least three workers out on the tarmac during a lightning storm. he suffered third degree burns all over his body and waste recently released from the hop. it's a miracle he is still alive his family says. a college football player has given up his scholarship because of youtube. the ncaa rule that donald de la haye. stems from money he made from youtube about life as a college football player, the ncaa says students are no longer amateurs if they take money connected to their athletic careers. now, the ncaa said that he could play "if" he posted the videos for free. he said, sorry. not sorry, but, no. >> okay. time now for sports including
what some are calling the catch of the year. >> here's neil and stan with the highlights. >> reporter: good morning, it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. i'm stan verrett. what you're about to see might be the play of the year in major league baseball. indians and red sox at fenway park. hanley ramirez leading off. this looks like a home run until austin jackson flips over the wall and makes the catch falling into the red sox bullpen. what a catch, took a home run away from ramirez. came down to this. 10-9 game. bottom of the ninth, christian vazquez for the red association. three-run shot to win it, second home run for the season. first walkoff home run as the red sox take it 12-10 over the indians. very entertaining. evan longoria had a great performance as well, his at the plate. he needs just a double for the
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards it is wednesday, august 2nd and we've got some breaking news. a man shot while pumping gas. live with the details of the overnight gunfire that has this man now fighting for his life. a sexual attack in broad daylight in a montgomery county park has people on edge. the latest as police continue to search for an armed suspect. and a project that has one jersey shore community taking the state to court. we've got those stories and your accuweather forecast. does it stay hot? all next on "action news." >> ♪ looking for heavy rain in the plains states, texas and florida, the carolinas will be humid. 81 in indianapolis today. and for an indiana woman her wedding day wasn't just a special day, it was also a teachable moment.
>> we showed you the picture yesterday. but we wanted to learn more about the teacher who invited some of her young students to take part in the biggest day of her life. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: marielle slager teaching to her class keaching kindergarten at the butler lab school in indianapolis. so attached to her students she couldn't imagine them not being there for her big day so when she married her longtime love mike keller it seemed only natural to this devoted teacher to have her kids there. the whole class ready for the wedding too. >> you live with them every day and they're the quids that mean the most to me so i couldn't imagine having anyone else. >> reporter: there they are peering into the chapel about to walk in before the bride. >> that image of them excitedly awaiting before going down. >> reporter: then it was their turn walking in and down that aisle. 20 little flower girls and the boys too to help carry the ring, all walking to the feather song from the movie "forrest gump."
>> there wasn't a dry eye in there. >> the children moving everyone. then the bride would too. and afterward the smiles over the cupcakes, a hit with the boys and girls from her class. >> i think that's my favorite picture of all of them jumping up as soon as they saw me coming through the door. they were just so sweet and a couple of them were crying and the hug just kind of went on and on and on which i loved. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> such great pictures and great memories not only for her but also for those kids. >> not a dry eye there. and, all right, so for the teacher, it was the kids that made the wedding extra special but what do you get for a sugar loving couple that also loves college football? >> try this. a 150-pound wedding cake in the image of the university of oklahoma stadium. >> 60 pounds of icing on that cake. the woman who created it says she is still tired after working on her masterpiece for a week. >> man.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's wednesday august 2nd. matt o'donnell is off. alicia vitarelli is joining us. >> we are following breaking news for you this morning. a gunman opens fire on a man pumping gas in delaware county overnight. >> police in philadelphia and haverford township say they are hot on the trails of a suspected killer. >> today is the day for job seekers. amazon is holding a massive job fair right here in our area. >> karen rogers is off. let's head on over to meteorologist, david murphy to talk about your accuweather and to matt pelman to look at your traffic. good morning. >> good morning. feels a little more like the amazon out.