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making news in america this monday morning -- breaking news. the first of the "u.s.s. john mccain" coming in. after a collision. the second navy involved in an accident at sea this summer. the investigation getting under way. overnight, the president lands in washington after 17 days away. the announcement about strategyn a primetime address to the country. and the new polls that show low approval ratings in key states. and we're hours away from the cosmic event. the total solar eclipse. this morning, we're live in one of the prime viewing spots. the excitement alr
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we can say good morning. hopefully, you have yourady for. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lynda lopez. the search for american sailers after the second collision in two months between a navy and a commercial ship. you can see the damage. the sleeping quarters, we're told, among the places that were flooded with seawater. >> it happened overnight in the waters overnight near singapore. several sailors were air-lifted to the hospital. >> arlette sainz joins us from washington. >> reporter: good morning. ten u.s. sailors are missing and five injured at the "u.s.s. john s. mccain" collided with a vessel off the coast of singapore. the second incident in the summer where a u.s. destroyer has collided with a mer chant
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ship. >> to focus on the search and rescue effort. >> reporter: the search and rescue operation is under way for ten sailers missing after the "u. s.s. john mccain" collided with an oil tanker. the navy says the collision occurred as the guided missile destroyer was headed towards singapore for a routine port visit. after the collision, a gaping hole in the left side. five sailers sustained injuries. four were medically the for nonlife threateningening ris. this is the second navy destroyer to collide with a merchant vessel in the pa sif nick two months. >> it's hard to understand how we could have another -- another collision between two very sophisticated navy ships in this part of the world. >> reporter: back in june, seven sailors lost their lives when the "u. is s.s. fitzgerald" collided with a much larger cargo ship.
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last week, the commander officer and two others were released from their dutties. >> we now have two u.s. navy ships, very sophisticated, capable navy ships that are no longer in service in an area, in a time when the north korea threat is at its highest. >> reporter: the president was asked about the collision. >> that's too bad. that's too bad. >> reporter: he shared his concerns. thoughts and prayers are with our u.s. navy sailers aboard the "u.s.s. john mccain" senator john mccain is twitter. he and his wife are keeping the sailors on board the "u.s.s. john mccain" in our prayers. >> the malaysian joining them as well. president trump is poised to reveal a new strategy for afghanistan in a a primetime speech tonight. >> he'll speak from fort meyer
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in virginia. he'll lay out a plan. this is is 16 years after 9/11. secretary of defense favors a plan that would send nearly4,000 more u.s. troops to afghanistan. adding to the 8400 already there. >> very comfortable that that the strategic process was -- sufficiently rigorous. and -- did not go in with a preset condition in terms of what questions could be asked or what decisions would bery of de. it looks like the president will likely agree to add more u.s. troops. a top commander in afghanistan said we're with you and we'll stay with president trump returned to the white house from vie occasion facing declining poll numbers in three key states. according to an nbc/marist poll,
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only 36% of registered voters say they approve of his performance. in pennsylvania, just 35%. that number fell to 34% in wisconsin. north korea warns of rising tensions. the 11-day training session follows north korea's recent ballistic missile test. and a sharp exchange of words between president trump and kim jong-un. the north calls the drills a reck less invasion rehearsal. we're counting down to the eclipse. >> we're now just hours away. thousands are camped out. >> and officials are bracing for what could be the worst traffic jam in u.s. history as millions converge totality, that 70-mile-wide band that will experience darkness in the middle of the day. a band that stretches from
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oregon to south carolina. marci gonzalez joining us from lincoln city, oregon. the mayor says he has procured every outhouse he could get. >> good morning. in is is the first place that anyone in the country will be able to see this. the total eclipse will be visible here. just after 10:15 this morning. and then for the next hour and a half, the moon's shadow will move east, wowing millions of people along the way. the way is finalwhoo! >> reporter: for the great american eclipse. >> this is a life-changing experience. >> reporter: from oregon. >> this is going to be one of the the prime locations. >> reporter: to south carolina. >> i'm going to put a pitch for charleston. we're the last place. we're also the best place. >> reporter: all eyes protected by those eclipse glasses turn thing upward today. for this long anticipated cles
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yal show. >> not null august 21, 2017, will another solar eclipse be visible. >> reporter: the last one in 1979. >> it's been nearly 100 years since a total eclipse crossed from coast to coast. >> a once-in-a-lifetime ept here, you know. >> reporter: people from the states and around the world celebrating. camping out. crowding small towns. causing major traffic jams. all to be in the path of totality. where the moon's 70-mile-wide shadow will cross parts of 14 states, turning day into night for just a few unforgettable moment. >> when we're older, we'll be able to tell our kids. >> reporter: and people are still talking about that 1979 eclipse when not far from here, clouds blocked the view for a whole lot of people. and so far this morning, it is looking a little bit cloudy. we're hearing that the forecast
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is pretty good here for the last chance to see an eclipse in the u.s. until 2024. >> marci gonzalez, thank you. >> i think marci will be thankful when the sun comes out and it warms up there. 50 degrees in lincoln city. now for a look at your eclipse day weather. summer storms could affect your chances of seeing the total eclipse. the oregon coast may have low clouds at the start. as marci mentioned. there may be haze and smoke from western wildfires. conditions close to ideal in missouri and tennessee. there could be shoulders in the southeast by the time the eclipse gets there. hurricane kenneth will stay out of sea. it doesn't pose a threat to land. it's expected to weaken
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tomorrow. and still ahead, why businesses can expect to lose nearly $700 million in productivity today. >> wow. and new this morning. a cars loos control during a show, slamminging into a crowd. a dramatic moment caught on camera. a manned on a moped driving right into a sink hole. how distracted driving is being blamed.
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suffer serious injuries. the guy there walking across the street wasn't too much help or in a rush to help out at all. spanish authorities just confirmed moments ago there is one barcelona attacker still on the run. he's believed to be the driver of the van that hit dozens of people, killing 13. his i.d. was found in the white van. a school in australia is mourning the youngest victim. just 7 years old. a california family remembers jared tucker. he was on his honeymoon. his wife saying she loved her more than she deserved. breaks overnight, more statues being removed. statues of robert e. lee and three others taken down on the campus of the university of texas at austin. a school spokesman saying the statues were brought down under cover of darkness and without warning because of public safety concerns. they're being moved to a school
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museum. southern california police want help finding out who took place in this show. people attacked the mustang after it drove into the crowd. the l.a. county sheriffs say they didn't receive one call about the incident. it's unclear if anyone was's eclipse figurin cost america $700 million. >> that's the productivity decline when employees leave their offices to check out the historic event. when we come back, why a fa saving her life after she got stuck in a pool. and, what a grab, the little leaguer who might have the best catch in all of baseball this year. i need to shave my a1c i'm always on call. an insulin that fits my schedule is key. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪
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aly raisman is calling for change. more than 100 women and girls are accusing former olympic team dr. larry naszer of sexual abuse. usa gymnastics says it's takinging the issue head on. comic actor and philanthropist jerry lewis has died at the age of 91. his career included radio, tv, clubs, broadway. it was the movies that lewis became a legend. and made him one. first as a team with dean martin. then by himself. he also raised billions of dollars in the fight against muck cue lar dystrophy, hosting annn labor day telethon for years. his comedy inspired many. jim carey tweeted that fool was no dummy.
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jerry lieu was was undeniable genius. i am, because he was. the words of jim carrey there. a 61-year-old woman in missouri had to get resourceful. >> she was swimming. the ladder broke. she couldn't get out of the water. she was stuck in the pool for thee lours. >> i got the trusty pool pole. there you go. grabbed the leg of the chair. dragged it over. got the ipad hooked up to wi-fi and asked my community for help. >> do you understand that? she logged on to the town facebook page in hopes of getting someone's attention. she says within a few minutes, someone from a few streets away showed up to help. >> the magic of facebook. >> she was out of the pool a few times later. she is a cancer survivor and says people helping other people is the way the community is
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supposed to work. >> go social media. let's get some baseball highlights sflp good morning, america. i'm nicolnicole. he's john. the other john isn't here. you have business to do? >> good morning, utica. now, let's watch a guy hit a home giancarlo stanton. it had been three games. three games. jacob degrom gives him the big fat gopher ball. miami wentit, 6-4. number 45 on the year for stanton. who h wrecking baseballs since the all-star game. another one for him. manny is happy. >> she, he just - few quarters to play the game. this kid is not. jack regenny does that in the junior league world series. chinese taipei thinks they have a home run. oh, no.
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feet over the playing surface. they initially called ate home run because they were not sure. sit as good as austin jackson's catch? i mean, both are really good. austin jackson gets paid to play the game and jack does not. so if you don't get paid you win in my book. >> just like that. high, low 80s. a nice day to see the eclipse in utica. up next in "the pulse." the eclipse and man's best friend. now make sure your dogs are ready for today's event. and this dog is is being honored by a sheriff's department after what he dug up in the yard.
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eclipse for your dog. >> apparently, quite a few people have been wondering what they should do for their four-legged friends during today's huge solar eclipse. nasa says your pets are not any more likely to stare at the sun today than any other day. >> oh, okay. a quick search on the googles shows plenty of creative options for doggie eclipse glasses are out there. if you and your pet are so inclined. >> because safety first, always. always. >> that's what would happen with the glasses on the dogs. they're going to chew them up. next up, a dog whose owners surely must be proud of him. kenyon is an 18-month-old golden retriever in organize porpg. >> he's been given an award. he was digging around in the backyard. >> he found what turned out to be $85,000 worth of heroin. kenyon's owner called the
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>> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, it is 4:27 a.m., monday, today is the day we've been waiting for, right? the great american eclipse. we'll e we'll -- be live from the place where the eclipse will occur first. firefighters join lifeguards for a dramatic rescue along the jersey shore. plus, whether there will be clouds obscuring the total eclipse across the nation and partial totality around here. all next on "action news" see you in a bit. shawnee national
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forest in southern illinois will see the longest stretch of darkness. 2:44. but no matter where you plan to watch it, matt gutman shows us how to do it safely. >> reporter: small towns with big views. >> this is all heading into craneville. >> reporter: vying for a shot of the great american perch in the balloon, you can see the sprawl of tents. 5,000 of theme me hind me. this quadruples the the entire population of the town of madras. >> the last time americans got a god look at one, jimmy carter was in the white house. >> not null august 21, 2017, will another eclipse be visible in the united states. let's say you don't have the glasses. there are a couple of work arounds. one is using the cole phone. you put your phone on selfie
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mode and watch the spectacle unfold there. you t in it, turn your back to the sun and you watch the projection of the eclipse through the holes in the cracker on to a sheet of paper. personally, i recommend using your smart phone. matt gutman, abc news, madras, oregon. >> crowds are gathered in oregon. >> they're all gathering there just to look at a piece of cracker. and to see take its way past the cracker. >> they're all taking matt gutman's advice. why not? >> impressive crowds. i look of burning man. abc news correspondents are all over the path. take a look at this impressive map. >> from oregon the southeast. we're there every step of the way. special coverageastern. >> take that, wsb. we have 19 boxes all set for
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1:00 > good morning it is 4:30 a.m., monday, august 21. >> here's what we're following on "action news," the total solar eclipse, americans areakis along the path of totality. a u.s. warship and tanker collide this morning ten sailors missing. >> frank rizzo junior talks about the uproar over his faring at statue. >> let's go


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