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welcome back, everyone. digging in the sand on a beach vacation is a tradition, a rite of p psage. for any parents heading to the beach this weekend think twice before you let your kids dig that big old hole. >> maybe build a sand castle on top of it. especially after you hear this story about a california teenager who was almost buried alive by the hole he was digging. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: in southern california, a dramatic beach rescue. lifeguards and firefighters struggled to save a 17-year-old buried alive.
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after digging a pit six feet deep. the sand caved in, trapping matt myra for nearly half an hour. >> relax, relax. >> reporter: until, at last, they pulled him out. >> i couldn't tell if anybody hehed me screaming help. >> reporter: a cautionary tale for anyone headed to the beach this summer. if you're a parent you probably tend to breathe a bit easier when your kid's building sand castles because you figure the sand has got to be safer than the surf. turns out that might not be the case. even a small beach hole can be dangerous for little kids. the danger from shifting sands. a few minutes is all it takes to suffocate someone. a recent harvard study documented more than 50 cases in the past decade. nearly half of them fatal. >> the number of sand wall collapses was greater than that of unprovoked shark attacks. >> reporter: it's such a serious risk some communities are banning deep beach holes altogether. myrtle beach in south carolina's already done it. los angeles county may soon follow suit.
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what advice do you have for parents? >> don't let your kids dig holes. >> reporter: the lifeguards busy watching the water are trained to help. but better if they don't have to. apparently this can be quite dangerous. >> really? >> yeah, there was a kid yesterday who had to be rescued because the hole caved in on him. david wright, abc news, santa monica beach. >> i suppose there's a difference between piling sand on top of somebody who's clearly sitting above the sand level, and digging down into a huge tunnel. like what i normally do when i go to the beach. >> daniel, be careful. >> i hope i'm wearing a bathing suit. it's a little unclear in that photo. >> i hope you are too, this is a family-friendly program. >> i'd bury myself in sand right now, as a matter of fact. >> don't do that, we wouldn't like that. >> no. coming up, marc anthony has a message for j. lo. and it's on the cover of a magazine.
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i think k wants to go bury himself in the sand. >> it's kind of a hail mary pass, this one. we'll talk about that. a scary interruption onstage for a popular singer. don't miss "the skinny" coming right up.
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♪ skinny so skinny it is time now for "the skinny." you are ready to tell this first story. >> i really do like this story. the cover of "us weekly" there is an article proclaiming that marc anthony is begging jennifer lopez to come back to him. apparently he swings back and forth between blaming her and then trying to get her back. >> tries to seem okay with everything but really he's not. >> friends of jennifer lopez say, she's strong, she's sticking to her guns, she is definitely going to break free and she's loving every minute of it. >> she makes a lot more money than he does. >> she just signed that $20 million with "american idol." we don't know if that has anythihi to do with him trying to win her back or not. she seems to be very strong, she's very happy, she's in a very good place. she's kind of in the driver's seat with this one. >> they're not going to get back
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together, are they? i can't see that happening. >> not a chance. >> they are going to keep doing a show together, i think. they've got a show they're working on together. not here in the u.s., it's overseas somewhere. wish i knew more about that. threw it out there. all right. let's move on to another pop star singer, avril lavigne. she was performing at a concert in brazil recently and had a little bit of a close encounter with a crazed fan who got a tad too close for comfort, let's say. we're not sure if it's a he or a she but you can see there this person rushed onstage. avril lavigne was about to sing a cover of coldplay's "fix you." clearly this fan got too close, security jumped in. she's fine, by the way, she did sort of scream as you might imagine, startled by the whole thing. >> that is frightening. >> she did carry on with the show. made a few comments about it. she's all right. >> he didn't actually touch her. >> no, i think he or she came within inches or, you know. maybe they just wanted a hug. you never know, right? >> harmless, yeah. i'm sure that's not going to repeat itself any time soon.
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all right, for those of you who weren't aware, this is very big news. last night was "the jersey shore" premiere. we don't know exactly how many people tuned in but we're sure it was millions. because apparently 8 million tuned in to the series three premiere. this was supposed to be bigger than that. anyway. there's some highlights if you missed it. snooki shared her knowledge of european geography. apparently also she looked more svelte. >> because they're in italy. >> that's right. and her dad volunteered to be a male stripper. and deena said she wanted to do something called the jersey turnpike at the club. they are in italy as you mentioned. i don't think they knew what that was. pauly and deena engaged in a kiss. and -- >> scandalous. >> some people say it was the most disgusting kiss in history. >> no alcohol involved in that at all. >> "the situation" is still "the situation." apparently he and -- there were commercials featuring sammy and deena, paid commercials -- >> snooki lost a little weight too, right? she's looking more svelte. that's the cast. there they are in all their glory. >> will they be the cast for the
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long-term, though? we'll see if they bring in some new cast members to "jersey shore." >> right now they're riding the success as far as they can go. >> absolutely. all right. finally, let's talk about arnold schwarzenegger, shall we? >> yes, let's do that. >> the governator was in california. he was talking about the american chamber of commerce executives at a conventiti in los angeles. he stuck to his message, talking about finance, talking about budget woes that he learned about while he was obviously running the state there in california. no mention of his divorce, his pending divorce from maria shriver. as you can imagine he probably didn't want to talk about that. but he did end -- >> i'll be back. >> there you heard his voice. famous words. >> can we hear it again? >> i'll be back. >> he did throw that in there at the very end. >> public life, more of it for arnold schwarzenegger? >> he's getting back into movies. he's got one called "last stand." he's going to get back into hollywood. >> he still has this messy divorce to get through and everyone is watching it. >> absolutely. and we will be back. >> yes.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. as we reported at the top of this half hour, stock markets in japan, south korea, and d hong kong all dropped several percentage points in today's trading. that's after u.s. and european markets had similar sell-offs which could continue today. president obama unveils his new proposal today to get unemployed military veterans back to work. he wants to give employers up to $4,800 in tax credits for every jobless serviceman and woman they hire. it's been one year since 33 miners were trapped in a mine in chile. they were stuck underground for 69 days. chile's president returns to the mine today to pay tribute. i haven't done this in a while so i hope i can still do it. because it is time for our
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favorite story of the day. >> good. >> oh, still got it. >> i'm going to need to try it one more time. >> ready? >> yeah, beautiful. >> much beer. when it comes to basic astrology of our planet it's simple. there's one earth, a sun, and a moon last time i checked. >> we all knew that. that last part might not actually be true. new research suggests there was a second moon. as abc's linsey davis reports, a classic storybook may need a rewrite. >> reporter: "goodnight moon" has lulled generations of kids to sleep. but the real story behind the moon we see at night is being rewritten as we speak. many moons ago, more than 4 billion years, the heavens weren't so lonely. and nightfall not so dark. that's if you believe the earth didn't have just one moon but two. the tale goes that for tens of millions of years, before anyone was here to see it, a baby moon orbited the earth.
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following the path of its older sibling. until one day, when it floated into the larger moon's path and then smashed into it. one big, slow-motion splat. two moons, now one. >> beautiful, just beautiful. >> reporter: since the dawn of the space age scientists have questioned why the moon has two distinct lunar landscapes. the side that always faces us has flat lowlands. the far side has high mountains. but every once in a blue moon, a new theory is born. and this one wouldn't just explain why the moon is the way it is, it would also tell the story of why it's "goodnight moon" and not "goodnight moons." linsey davis, abc newsnew york. >> some outside experts are skeptical about all of this, by the way. they're not totally sold on all this. you know what two moons means? well, first of all, you in space. more cheese, two moons. >> i don't know about that lullaby after listening to that music. ú
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this morning on "world news now," financial fiasco. wall strtreet's biggesest drop nearly three years takes a huge bite out of retirement accounts and impacts markets worldwide. >> all that money lost and why investors are so anxious about what might happen today. it is friday, august 5th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. wall street investors will be keeping a very close eye on the latest unemployment report which is released in a few hours. see why there is so much at ake and why this market correcti was so dramic. >> not expecting good news out of that jobs report. >> no, no. >> bracing for the worst.
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>> may be some more selling off. >> absolutely. also ahead, outrage in california where state prison guards get to travel to las vegas for their annual union convention. oh, and by the way, at taxpayer expense. see who's outraged -- taxpers among a lot of folks -- and why the guards are actually allowed to do this. it's okay apparently. >> win-win situation for everyone. >> the casinos are definitely winning. >> that's right. later this half hour, why people with smartphones are more likely to develop addictive tendencies. daniel. compared to people who have ordinary cell phones. >> so i'm just trying to -- like this is -- let me do a few things on my phone here. you can tap the screen and -- sending e-mail -- >> rob, we're on the air. put that down.n. >> sorry, sorry. it's a problem for me sometimes. first, doubt has turned to fear for investors on wall street as the dow drops more
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gedeet as the dow drops more relin wg sto abc's karen travers begins good >> reporter: good morning, daniel. good morning, tanya. today could be another bad day for the economy after that doozy of a day yesterday on wall street. investors are anxiously awaiting today's jobs report. thursday was brutal for wall street. the markets plummeted, finally closing down more than 500 points. that represented the biggest one-day drop since december 2008. in less than two weeks the market has erased all of its gains for the year. in total, some $940 billion worth of investors' wealth wiped out. the average 401(k) saw a loss of nearly $12,000. investors are growing increasingly worried. they're concerned about a weakening u.s. economy and the debt crises in europe. >> the u.s. economy is losing momentum. it shows up in the numbers. investors see those nunumbers a they think, and i think for good reason, ththat it's time to mov to the sidelines. >> reporter: yesterday the white house pointed the finger at congress and said lawmakers need to get to rk. >> congress has the power to pass legislation that the president can sign. pass patent reform, if it passed
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the free trade agreements -- >> reporter: but that's easier said than done. congress has left town for the month. the bitterness from the debt ceiling fight lingers. >> getting a washington-based solution to this problem is going to be as tough as it's ever been. >> reporter: there was one sign of bipartisanship yesterday. senate democrats reached a compromise with house republicans to end the partial shut-down of the federal aviation administration. that crisis has cost nearly 75,000 jobs. so what can we expect today? analysts are projecting that the unemployment rate will remain the same and the outlook on job creation is mixed. daniel and tanya? >> karen travers, thank you. what do the latest bleak numbers mean for the millions of retirement plans and what about people who have been struggling to make ends meet? wabc's jeff begays looks at the fear and its impact. >> harlem is the soul of new >> reporter: vonda jamieson has had to build a new career literally from the ground up. >> these are your t-shirts? >> reporter: she's selling
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t-shirts on a harlem sidewalk. >> how much do they sell for? >> $12. >> reporter: a year and a half ago she worked for a company in advertising until she lost her job. what do you think about this economy? >> i don't think it's going to get better any time soon. >> reporter: investors aren't optimistic about the economy either. when the closing bell rang, the market had lost more than 500 points. capping a miserable stretch. and with the u.s. government poised to release unemployment numbers, the drumbeat of bad news is expected to continue. >> i don't think there's any good news. you've got to give me a reason to buy stocks. >> reporter: vonda jamieson remains optimistic about her new career. >> this is what i do to make ends meet. >> reporter: she's been able to pay her bills with a t-shirt business that now has her focused on more than just dollars and cents. >> everybody wants to do their own business. but it takes courage. so when your back's up against the wall, you can find courage like in your pinky toe. >> reporter: she like so many others has had to reinvent
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herself in this difficult economy. another tough day ahead for investors on wall street. jeff begays, abc news, new york. >> investors were already twitchy with all this debate over the debt ceiling. not sure where that was going to go. and a lot of investors and analysts would say, don't panic at this point. see where it goes. >> although the market in japan just closed, closed down 4%. there's some economists saying that the government's attempt there to stabilize the yen is what led to this sell-off. global markets so interconnected these days. >> very volatile.. we will see where that goes later today. >> stay with abc news all day long as we cover the markets. for moment-to-moment updates visit abcnews.com and look for more live reports on the financial situation on "america this morning" and "good morning america." look for an announcement from the president today as he announces an incentive plan to get jobless veterans back to work. the president wants tax credits for employers who hire veterans
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facing short-term unemployment companies would get anywhere from $2,400 to $4,800 for hiring out of worork servicemen and women. the president hopes congress will back the plan. in california there is growing outrage over a plan for the state's prison guards to attend a convention on the taxpayers' dime. while the state struggles to make ends meet those guards are going to vegas. kabc's nanette miranda reports. >> reporter: hundredof california prison guards are headed to las vegas this month for their union'annual convention where they'll elect new leaders and get collective bargaining training. they'll receive their full state pay with taxpayers footing as much as $350,000. >> this is one of those things that makes no o nse whatsoever ç and why i think taxpayers are outraged at the sweetheart deals. >> reporter: the california correctional peace officers association usually reimburses the state for pay involving union activities. but about a decade ago, instead of taking a 1% pay hike like most other public employee unions, prison guards opted for other benefits instead.
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including what's called activist release time. for taxpayers, it's far cheaper than pay raises. but at a time when families on welfare are seeing smaller checks, social services are being eliminated, and public schools are doing away with teachers and p.e. classes, some californians are scratching theiheads. >> i do kind of question the wisdom in making a trip like that. >> if you're sending californians out of state for conventions, that needs to be re-assessed and the money needs to stay in california. >> reporter: the union says this convention site wasn't chosen just so what happens in vegas stays in vegas. >> it is 65% to 80% cheaper, unfortunately, to hold conventions in las vegas. >> reporter: nanette miranda reporting for abc news. >> it is a big convention city. >> you can't argue with those numbers. >> that's true. i think what's bothering folks
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in california is it's in your face. when you see these people out there celebrating and partying a little bit in vegas. >> the union is unapologetic. >> they are not backing down. >> they are saying that they gave back $150 million in concessions. >> as part of the next contract, exactly. >> that's the way it is. let's move on now to polygamous leader warren jeffs who has been found guilty and the penalty phase of his sexual assault trial is already under way. jeffs was convicted of having illegal contact with two young girls. while acting as his own attorney jeffs called just one defense witness. the jurors in texas reviewed only one piece of evidence during their deliberations. jeffs faces life in prison. . here's a weird one. police in irfax county, virginia, are stepping up efforts to track down a serial slasher. they're circulating surveillance video of a man they say is responsible for at least six attacks since february. in all of the incidents young women were slashed across their buttocks while shopping. victims are coming forward as they realize they were part of a crime spree.
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>> detectives are not surprised that there was a delay in this particular report. and certainly there may be other people who, for whatever reason, didn't recognize that they may have been a victim. >> police describe the man as latino in his late 20s. they've posted store surveillance video of him on the internet. there he is. today marks one year since a chilean mine collapsed trapping 33 miners, an ordeal that would drag on for 69 days riveáng much of the world. some of the miners traveled to the smithsonian museum in washington for today's opening of a new exhibit about their rescue. meanwhile, we're learning nearly half of the miners are now unemployed. some are suffering from the psychological effects of their traumatic experience. >> what an experience that was. tropical storm emily has weakened but the system is still drenching haiti this morning. that heavy rain could trigger major flooding and mud slides. that's a big threat for the 600,000 survivors of last year's earthquake who are still living in tents and shanty towns. forecasters are still keeping a
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close eye on the system because it could reorganize and brush southeast florida. the relentless summer scorcher is pushing the energy demand across texas to historic levels. dallas soars to 105 today. it is the 35thay in a row of triple-digit heat. with air conditioners cranked up, power companies are warning everyone about potential blackouts. the heat wave is now being blamed for more than 100 deaths across the country. >> i am hot just thinking about that story. >> you are hot anyway, you want the air conditioning up higher. >> i'm from the west coast of canada, what can i say. here is a look at your weather. drenching downpours from albuquerque to cheyenne. large hail, dangerous winds, and possible tornados from billings to rapid city and fargo. stormy across tennessee, alababa and the carolinas. thunderstorms in the midwest. >> a wet 84 in chicago. 82 in omaha. 89 in kansas city. 80s in new york and baltimore. 95 in new orleans. seattle 73. boise 89.
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and phoenix 108. there's weather in space. there is space weather. >> is there? can you tell us about it? >> i go now to theheap. no, there's new excitement at nasa about a new discovery from the surface of mars. >> that's right, scientists say that these images suggest there's flowing water on the red planet. up until now they've only said there's frozen water on mars. >> this has been a big mystery for scientists for a long time. they say the water is most likely very salty and therefore highly resistant to freezing temperatures. the qution is can that salty water sustain those martians? i mean, living organisms? we'll let you know when they figure it all out. it's supposed to be syrupy, viscous, because of the way the water might flow there on mars. pretty fascinating stuff. >> i wonder if there's so much more salt than sea water. >> it's a very briny sort of a water, absolutely. i'm on my way to mars later, i'll let you know. >> he'll give us a full report. we'll be right back with more "world news now."
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welcome back. childhood obesity is a concern for many parents. to ensure we are feeding our kids healthy foods we rely on the labels t tt show us the calorie count. >> i just give my daughter a bucket of lard and a spoon. >> that works too. >> she's good d to go. too often we don't read the fine print on those labels and we ignore another crucial number. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: serving sizes are sneaky. and while labels don't lie, they can certainly be misleading.
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>> it's important to realize a serving size is not necessarily a portion size. >> reporter: it's time to play how many servings are you eating? take pam cooking spray. what does the serving size say? >> a quarter of a second spray. >> is that realistic? >> no. >> reporter: just how long is that? start t e clock. we decided to cook with that amount. one serving of eggs, which is one egg. it's hard to be nutritious. next up, campbell's condensed chicken noodle soup. here's a serving. according to the label. a little less than half a can. but many consumers admit to eating a whole can. >> it's ridiculous. no one's going to eat one-fifth of that can. >> reporter: in response to all this confusion, the center for science in the public interest is urging the food and drug administration to revise its serving size regulations. >> they should tell you what it
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is for the entire product. so there's the "x" amount of grams of fat in the entire product. then that's what it is. >> reporter: until then, just relax. pour yourself a nice serving of cereal. a little less. a little less. perfect. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> you've got to walk around with a measuring cup. >> yeah. >> it's tough to know. >> how much cereal do you eat? you could eat three bowls. >> you can, yeah, absolutely. >> so easily. >> as i reach for my sugary snack. >> apparently researchers say all the grazing most people do during the day adds up to an extra 570 calories a day. >> or the middle of the night. >> or the middle of the night. >> one in three american adults and one in six children are considered obese. so definitely a problem. as the first lady is reminding people. >> we do need to be reading the &abels. that's the problem and the point. >> turn the product around. coming up, why some smartphone users might need an intervention of sorts. >> why these sophisticated devices are considered so addictive.
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♪ call me on the line call me any, any time ♪ >> hello, my name is daniel and i'm a recovering smartphone addict. until i got "the digital diet." it's on sale now at amazon.com as well as bookstores near you. >> shameless. >> enough plugging my book. >> shameless. >> the addiction is real for a lot of people. >> it is. a new study from england says one-third of adults and plenty of teens describe themselves as highly addicted. the bbc's emma simpson hasasore. reporter: meet the ramstons. a smartphone family.
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ollie never stops texting. whilst mom natasha likes to stay online. this technology's changed the way they live. >> just really addictive. i can sit there playing games which i've never done before. i can sit there looking at google, facebook. things that usually you'd have to go to a computer for. >> reporter: where this 14-year-old goes, his smartphone goes too. even in here. but ollie isn't alone. nearly half of all 12 to 1515ear-olds who have a smartphone use it in the bathroom. >> dinner's ready. >> reporter: and these devices aren't easy to put down. today's survey showed that 23% of adults with smartphones use them at meal times. but at what cost to our manners? this pocket-sized computer appears to be changing the rules. technology is really starting to
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drive the way we behave in social situations, it seems. the question is, how good a thing is it? more than one-third of adults think they're highly addicted to their smartphones, according to the study. and the figures, far higher for teenagers. >> young people are particularly heavy users of social l network sites and media such as text messages. there's no evidence as such that it's detracting from their offline life. but there is also no evidence that it's enhancing it. >> reporter: that may be. but the smartphone is proving essential to people's daily lives. and sales are soaring. emma simpson, bbc news. >> i just want to go back to that statistic that 47% of teenagers use their smartphone in the bathroom. >> i know, it's a little -- >> i hope they're washing their hands. that's all i have to say about that. >> we've merged technology here because it's our facebook question of the day. talking about whether you're a smartphone addict. a lot of folks admit that they are.
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"world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> it is time now for an abbreviated version of "morning papers." >> i like this first story. there's something, i don't know -- >> poetic justice. >> this story's out of massachusetts. a thief grabbed a woman's purse. inside it had her gps and $90 in her wallet. the story made headlines and i guess he had a change of heart. >> guilty conscience. >> he used the gps to show up at her front door, quickly handed her the gps, her 90 bucks, plus an extra 10, and a new cord, and a letter apologizing for his actions. >> he signed the letter "stupid." >> police are still looking for him. >> yeah. not the brightest guy on the planet. >> the woman is freaked out now, no surprise.
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let's move on to a story out of "the new york daily news." a group of folks held a knit-in outside some new york state banks to protest any potential cuts to medicare. they knitted together some signs.s. you can see one there that says "save medicaca." >> preemptive, of aoáim >> exactly. we're not sure what some of the cuts may be. they said they would rather see an increase in tax revenue from banks. >> i think that's a lovely scarf they created there. >> they should be wearing that. >> they should be. >> too hot, though. >> time for your polka. >> take it away. >> it's friday. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ scraps and filler from the day long as we don't have to pay ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide pants ♪nd you're not wearing ♪ so turn on "world news now" and let's everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every
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this morning on "world news now," market mayhem. it was the stock market's biggest drop since the financial meltdown of 2008. how the national debt crisis, money problems in europe and financial uncertainties have slammed wall street and your street. it's friday, august 5th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. wall street's tremendous drop is already causing a huge impact on markets overseas today. if you haven't checked your retirement account over the past 24 hours, brace yourself for a jolt. we'll break down what's happening as it's basically having this ripple effect in markets around the world. >> unfolding as we speak. we'll see what happens.
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also ahead, the leader of a polygamous sect warren jeffs is found guilty. a texas jury made a very quick decision after reviewing just one piece of evidence. >> he fired his defense team i think at one point. a very disturbing case. >> tried to get the judge replaced several timeses >> already talking about the penalty phase. later this half hour in "insomniac theater" we'll preview the new "planet of the apes" story and look at ryan reynolds and justin bateman's comedy "changeup." you know one thing these two films have in common by the way? neither of them strike me as that original. they're kind of retreads of old ideas. >> neither of them seem to have reviewers too excited but we'll get to that. >> we'll get to that. exactly. first, the growing fears about a double-dip recession after the dow plunged more than 512 points. that's a drop of nearly 4.5%. the biggest plunge since 2008. >> investors feeling it around 9ñ this morning asian markets are following wall street with share prices tumbling dramatically. we begin our coverage with abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: it's a mid-summer selloff as wall street and main
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street are seriously worried about the prospects of another recession. just how worried? in less than two weeks, the market has erased all of its gains for the year. >> tough day on wall street today. >> todod's massive sell-off on wall street -- >> stocks around the world take a major tumble -- >> reporter: since last friday, wall street has been bombarded with a slew of bad news. the first, a surprising slow-down in economic growth for the first half of the year. the economy all but screeching to a halt with virtually no growth in the first quarter. and an anemic 1.3% growth in the second. >> the u.s. economy is losing momentum. it shows up in the numbers. investors see those numbers and they think, and i think for good reason, that it's time to move to the sidelines. >> reporter: on monday came word that manufacturing, a key growth engine for the economy, dropped sharply last month. then tuesday, consumers spent less for the first time since september of 2009. >> investors now believe there's a real high probability that the economy will go into another
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recession. >> reporter: meantime, fresh concerns over a spike in summer layoffs has everyone wondering what we'll see in today's july jobs report. it appears wall street is bracing for the worst. >> i don't think there's any good news. you've got to give me a reason to buy stocks. >> reporter: the most poignant thing i've heard from traders when asking if they fear we'll see another recession, another recession? most of the people i talk to still feel we're in one right now. bixt anna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> and given the alarming situation on wall street, there's extra attention focused today on the july jobs report which comes out in a few hours. >> abc's business editor dan arnall breaks down the numbers for us. good morning, dan. >> good morning, daniel and tanya. the stock market is now officially in a correction, down 10% from april highs. what's driving the massive sell-off is real concern the nation's economy is headed back into recession. growth has slowed and job creation has cooled in the first half of the year.
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what's the cost in the market? in the past ten trading days more than $940 billion in wealth has been erased by falling share prices, an average of about $12,000 for every 401(k) investor. many folks are now asking, will anything turn things around in the short-term? the july jobs report, due out at 8:30, is going to be telling. if employers added more than 100,000 new workers last month, it's possible the selling will turn around or at least take a break. daniel and tanya? >> well, this is as we say being felt around the world. including problems in europe. spain and italy are facing a ç debt crisis. could need some more financial help. >> a lot of economists say this all originated there, that we're feeling the heat from problems that are happening overseas. so of course, you know, the job numbers will tell us how things are doing here. but there is a silver lining. oil prices are down. >> that's right. some folks are running for the hills. the gold hills. putting some money into what theyey believe would be at leas something stable over the short-term.
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we always hear, don't panic, at moments like this. stock prices have tup belled before and they rebound eventually. >> there are always those who say this is the time to get into the stock market when prices are low. >> yes, right. exactly. >> both sides of the coin there. we will keep you up to date on all the market fluctuations all morning long. look for more live coverage on "american this morning" and we will return to wall street later on "good morning america." as july's report on jobs is released today, president obama is announcing his incentive plan for unemployed veterans. he's pushing for tax credits for employers who o re veterans facing short-term unemployment. mpanies would get anywhere from $2,400 to $4,800 for hiring out of work servicemen and women. the president hopes congress will back the plan. >> lawmakers have reached a deal to end the partial shut-down of the faa. senate leader harry reid announced the deal backed by both parties. it calls for putting 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work on airport improvement projects. president obama is praising lawmakers for working together on the deal while congress was in recess.
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an update on last month's horrific murder of a boy who got lost on his way home from summer camp in a tight-knit jewish neighborhood here in new york. the suspect, 35-year-old levi aron, has been found competent to stand trial after a psychiatric evaluation. he's accused of kidnapping, killing and dismembering yeararld leiby kletzky. aron returns to court in october. in texas the sentencing phase of the sexual assault trial of polygamous leader warren jeffs is already under way. >> it started yesterday after jeffs was convicted of having illegal sexual contact with two young girls. diana alveve has details. good morning, diana. >> reporter: good morning. warren jeffs sought to portray himself as a victim of religious persecution. but the jury did not believe him. instead, they sided with prosecutors who painted him as a sexual predator. after reviewing just one piece of evidence, it took a texas jury only a few hours to convict warren jeffs of sexually
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assaulting two young girls. >> i think there's a whole lot more victims in this than the two that came out in this trial, and i think justice was served. and hopefully the jury can continue to get it right. >> reporter: the cult leader's closing argument consisted only of nearly 30 minutes of silence. then he turned to jurors and said, i am at peace. in contras )prosecutors gave a dramatic closing argumumt, urging the jury to convict jeffs of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old and 12-year-old. girls he took as teen brides. wednesday, jurors heard an audio recording of jeffs allegedly having sex with the 12-year-old in front of other young female followers. he can be heard telling her, you shall learn the powers of the spirir of god as a heavenly wife should. jeffs' defense, he insisted he's being persecuted for his religious beliefs. this is a peaceful people, he said. government intntt is to break up families because of prejudicial ideas. >> if anybody of any religious background comes to texas and
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sexually assaults young girls, they're going to be investigated and prosecuted regardless of what their religious background is. >> you're not the prophet. >> reporter: ultimately the man who claimed to be directly connected to god was found guilty in a court of law. his sermon is no match for the evidence against him. jeffs faces a maximum of life in prison and he's decided to continue representing himself at his sentencing. daniel, tanya? >> i mean, it seems as though he's clearly trying to use religion as a shield. it's hard not to think that he's hiding behind his religion in this case. >> sure. and of course it's not his first brush with the law. he faced criminal charges in arizona and was convicted of accessory rape in utut, a conviction that was later overturned. let's move on now. overeras news where at least 2,000 protesters have been killed in a brutal c cckdown by the syrian government. the unrest has been going on a l week. the u.s. is taking new action to isolate syria's president and his inner circle. secretary of state clinton said itit not just the number of deaths but also the sheer
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brutality. >> the incredible tragedy unfolding on the streets by just looking at the numbers, which are so numbing. but the shooting death of a 1-year-old recently by the syrian regime's tanks and troops is a very stark example of what is going on. >> the military crackdown is having an impact on everyday life in syria. in some places there's a shortage of bread and medicine. heavy rain is falling on the caribbean this morning and it's from what's left of tropical storm emily. the storm system fell apart after hitting haiti and the dominican republic yesterday. the floods hit areas of haiti where more than 500,000 earthquake survivors are still living in tents. the storm could strengthen tomorrow and bring heavy rain to southeast florida. the hellish heat wave scorching more than a dozen states is pushing power companies to the brink. there's record-breaking demand
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in tulsa where temperatures have been in the triple digits. utilities are asking everyone to cut back on power or prepare for rolling blackouts. speaking of weather, here is hail, gusty winds and flash flooding from memphis to the carolinas. stormy in the dakotas with powerful winds and a chance of tornados. showers and thunderstorms around minneapolis, kansas city, des moines and chicago. heavy rain in the southwest. >> 109 in phoenix. 91 in albuquerque. 88 in salt lake city. dallas gets up to 105. omaha 82. detroit 86. 74 in boston. 82 here in new york. and 96 in hotlanta. >> i'm going to hotlanta tomorrow. >> you are? >> t-shirts and shorts all the way. >> shedding clothes as you get off the plane. the hot, dry weather is being blamed for our next story. check out the bears that found their way into colorado springs. >> look how cute. a mother and her two cubs stuck around for a few hours yesterday. eventually they were tranquilized and moved back to
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their more natural habitat. >> good catch there. you don't want to get between a mother and her cubs. >> no, that's when a bear is most dangerous. >> exactly. wildlife experts say the drought in the area means there's not enough vegetation for bears to eat in the wild so they're looking for more food in populated areas. maybe porridge. the three bears? i'm just saying. goldilocks and the three bears? is that a coincidence? >> maybe they were looking for porridge, daniel. >> it's got to be just the right temperature. not too hot, not too cold. we'll be right back with more "world news now." get out.
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welcome back, everyone. we started the week with concern over the economy if a deal on the debt limit wasn't reached. even after the deal we end the week still clearly concerned. >> absolutely. it was just one of the many headlines we were glued to in
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the past few days. here's a look at them all in "the week in quotes." >> is this the deal i would have preferred? no. >> what are you going to be doing tomorrow morning? >> hopefully hiding somewhere. >> this is a satan sandwich, there's no question about it. >> it probably is with some satan fries on the side. >> even the hardest heart, wch we had a lot of hardened hearts in this debate, just melted when she walked in the room. >> increasing the debt ceiling removed a big cloud of uncertainty. unfortunately, it's been replaced by another cloud of uncertainty. economic >> they say we avoided economic disaster. economic disaster, whew! so now we're $16 trillion in debt. that's not economic disaster? come on! >> so your day started at 87 degrees. which probably felt like what? 100? >> felt like 100. >> now you're ending your day at 99 degrees. what does it feel like? >> 200.
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>> you could hear the gunfire breaking out just beyond this wall here. they've asked us not to turn the corner. they are exchanging fire with al shabaab as they try to move these extremists to the outskirts of the city. >> i think you have to look at warren jeffs like you look at many people that create cults. they aspire to those positions because they believe they're the messiah. >> philip and nancy are exactly why y rents tell their kids not to talk to strangers. >> who do you think that d.b. cooper is? >> well, i'm certain he was my uncle glen doyle cooper. ♪ >> since he's been singing i've been singing myself. >> it puts a smile on my face. a nice, simple thing to do. >> that's what the week was all about. >> what a week, boy. a lot of news this week. coming up -- the economy obviously will stay a big story. >> also the african union is
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hosting a donors conference for somali drought victims in the ethiopia, a big story that's been a little sidelined with all the other news. >> a punishing drought there in the horn of africa. an arraignment for the dodgers stadium beating suspects. they arrested one fellow before, then ended up letting him go and arresting a couple of other guys. we'll see what happens to them. >> there was a mysterious death too, one of the eyewitnesses apparently. >> that's right. yes. very disturbing case out there on the west coast. it's the start og0elvis week. who can miss that, right? >> i do an elvis impression but i won't. >> please, daniel, won't you? coming up, the physical changes the president may soon see. >> now that he's the big 5-0 and facing so much stress. look at that. you're watching "world news now." ne
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president obama might be sleeping in a little later than usual today. and you can understand why, because he did after all celebrate his 50th birthday. >> he celebrated, unbelievable. all right, you may have noticed that presidents do age a little differently compared to the rest of us regular joes. now we know why. here's abc's david muir. ♪ happy birthday >> reporter: the president isn't alone marking a half century. george clooney, eddie murphy, alex p. keaton, that's right, michael j. fox turning 50. julia louis-dreyfus too. if it seems the president has aged a little faster than those hollywood faces it's not special effects. researchers say it's the job and it goes beyond the obvious. first what they call unrequited stress or what experts say is not enough friends to confide in to alleviate the stress. presidents often feel on their own with their confidential decisions. in fact, their closest ally, their spouse. but even they can't relieve the stress. the first lady recently told us being first lady is the much easier role.
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>> and i can watch the hard stuff and go, wow, good luck with that. >> reporter: researchers then point to inflammation. long known to be a cause of ageing for all of us, exacerbated for the president. unlike most of us the cortisol levels are constantly running through the president's veins. while most of us need it toúç fight stress, too much of it can be bad. for a president it goes with the job. it wears on you. bill clinton before, and after. george w. bush before, and after. lastly, something president obama can control. smoking. he has taken a step toward quitting with nicorette. even in a world of cut-throat politics, one prescription they say for relief, humor. >> which means by the time i wake up i'll have an e-mail from aarp. >> if i'm not mistaken, a lot of presidents these days are living well into their 70s, 80s. so even with all that stress. >> yeah, it must somehow get them revved up and they age a lot during those four or eight years.
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>> then they really have to relax.
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i guess it is friday. give me five. >> up hi challenge. >> which is great news for us. it all means it's "insomniac theater" which is great news for you. if you're not sure which new release to see, maybe we can help. >> go see them or not go see them, as it were. in a moment, tanya will give us a sneak peek at the reviews of the new ryan reynolds/jason bateman movie "the changeup." first let's talk about "rise of the planet of the apes." if i can sum this up in a nutshell it's kind of a remake of a prequel -- no, it's a prequel, sequel remake -- no, a series that was out before. this is a prequel -- >> got it. >> james franco is a scientist working on genetics research, trying to find a cure for alzheimer's. he's testing drugs out on apes.
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as you'll see in this clip they begin to rise up. >> check out this guy. >> that one's a pain in the ass. thinks he's special or something. >> oh, the moral of the story, don't mix beer and apes. the reviews are okay, i'd say fairly mixed. the star of the show has to be special effects. the star of the show andy circus who plays that main character ape caesar. main character from "lord of the rings." >> "the changeup." here's basically a buddy movie with a body switch-a-roo. >> a twist. >> kind of "freaky friday."ç starring jason bateman and ryan reynolds.
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dave, played by bateten, is a lawyer with an uptight but beautiful wife and three young kids. his childhdhd friend mitch reynolds grew up to be a struggling actor/bachelor/slacker. they have a moment where they're urinating together in public and they switch bodies as a result of this and here they are trying to explain what happened. >> i'm mitch. >> he's mitch. >> i'm mitch. somehow we switched bodies. >> i'm dave. >> oh. >> yeah, so what happened is we pissed in a magic fountain. >> uh-huh. >> then the next day it disappeared. >> they moved the fountain. >> when we find it we're going to switch back. >> we had to pee because we were drinking. >> that sounds like a plan. can you start the bath for the twins? >> pumpkin, listen -- >> mitch, no, uck, don't call me pumpkin, okay? >> all right, i have to say reviews are not great. while some praise the actors and say they have a nice on-screen rapport, think say the matererl is not up to the actors. >> not superbly originally. >> no, no. >> i i dan sieberg. >> i'm tanya rivero. no, wait, , , , , , , , , , , ,$
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this morning on "world news now," dramatic drop on wall street. the biggest plunge since 2008 is having an impact worldwide. >> how american and european troubles yesterday and a questionable report on unemployment today have led to investor anxiety. it's friday, august 5th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. when u.s. stock markets take such a big tumble investors worldwide take notice. in japan, hong kong and south korea stock prices took a nosedive this morning. find out what's happening in tokyo today which could influence your spending habits today, tomorrow, next week, and beyond. >> on and on into the future. >> huge ripple effect, yeah. also ahead, energy demand hits an all-time record in
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dallas and other cities baking in this relentless heat wave. electricity rates are now so high, some people cannot pay their bills. >> it's horrible when the power goes out at some point during all this too. you get a brownout or blackout. you lose all your air conditioning. >> you worry about all the elderly alone. >> pets and everything else. later this half hour the big scare on the beach in southern california involving a teenager buried in the sand. this is probably something a lot of us did as kids. it seems harmless but these pictures show it can be anything but. >> really scary. look at that moment of rescue. dramatic. first, shell-shocked traders head back to wall street a few hours from now hoping for a better day. >> the most important numbers of this friday could come from washington with the july jobs report. our coverage begininwith abc's karen travers. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, daniel. good morning, tanya. yesterday's plunge caps a terrible two weeks for wall street. during that period the dow jones industrial average lost more than 1,300 points.
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it was a brutal day on wall street. the markets plummeted, finally closing down more than 500 points. it was the biggest one-day drop since december 2008. in less than two weeks the market has erased all of its gains for the year. in total some $940 billion worth of investors' wealth wiped out. the average 401(k) saw a loss of nearly $12,000. investors are growing increasingly worried about a weakening u.s. economy and debt crises in europe. >> the u.s. economy is losing momentum. it shows up in the numbers. investors see those numbers. and they think, and i think for good reason, that it's time to move to the sidelines. >> reporter: the white house pointed a finger at congress and said lawmakers need to get to work. >> congress has the power to pass legislation that the president can sign. pass patent reform. if it passed the free trade agreements. >> reporter: easier said than done.
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congress has left town for a month and the bitterness from the debt ceiling fight is still lingering. >> getting a washington-based solution to this problem is going to be as tough as it's ever been. >> reporter: unfortunately for nervous investors, there may be little relief in sight. analysts expect today's jobs report will show that the unemployment rate has remained the same and the outlook on job creation is mixed. daniel and tanya? >> karen travers, thank you. asian markets have already taken a beating with overseas investors worried about a double-dip recession here in the u.s. >> and our coverage continues live in tokyo with abc's akiko fujita. good morning, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the nikkei closed down nearly 4% today. to give you perspective, that is the lowest since march when the triple disasters here sent markets tumbling. there are increasing concerns the u.s. could be headed back into recession and that's clearly weighing on asian investors. asian markets were down across the board today. the nikkei opened down more than 4% on news of a dismal day on wall street. while the numbers were worse in
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other parts of asia. at one point the key index for south korea's kospi and hong kong's hang seng inched towards 5%. the big concern out here in tokyo has been the strength of the japanese currency. investors have turned to the yen, which is considered a safe haven as they dumped the dollar over concerns over the u.s. economy and that debt crisis in washington. the yen inched towards a record high against the dollar earlier this week and that forced the government and central bank to intervene yesterday. the move provided teteorary relief but we are seeiei the yen inching back up again today and that's creating a lot of headache for exporters here who have already had a pretty tough year. >> that's right. and the first question for you akiko, the japanese economy's been struggling since the earthquake and nuclear crisis in march. how does this latest news complicate the recovery there? >> reporter: it certainly makes things a lot more difficult because the strong yen really batters the exporters. this is an economy that's driven by exports, whether it be cars or electronics.
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toyota had a staggering number they put out saying they lose more than $380 million every time that yen inches up. we've seen it gone up, go up 4% in the last month alone. >> akiko, speaking of the fluctuation of the yen, how will this impact american consumers buying japanese products? are these products going to be cheaper now? >> reporter: it's going to cost a lot more. every time we see the yen go up it makes the made in japan products sold in the u.s. more expensive. we're seeing the effects. we heard from honda earlier this week saying their net profit between april and june fell 88%. toyota saying that theirs fell 99%. so those are pretty staggering numbers and we're sure to see the effects in the month ahead as well. >> akiko, thank you so much. stay tuned to abc news all morning long as we fololw the markets. we will get another live update from tokyo on "america this morning." we will take you live to wall street on "good morning america." congressional leaders have come up with the money to end the temporary partial shut-down
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of the faa. senate leader harry reid announced the deal to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work. members of congress tabled their dispute on how to fund the faa before their summer recess began. the president praised both parties for coming up with the plan. some new concerns over the tainted turkey that's been sold across the country. its producer cargill says it believes most of the 36 million pounds is still in home freezers and grocery stores. much of it was sent to kroger stores which say it's all been removed. now there is evidence the government knew about the salmonella at cargill's arkansas plant for months and did nothing about it. the lingering heat spell tormenting millions of americans is being blamed for more than 100 deaths. it's especially overwhelming in dallas where there's been 35 days in a row of triple-digit heat. it's draining the power supply as abc's ryan owens reports. >> reporter: the brutal texas sun is s sting record highs this summer.
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and so are all those power lines baking under it. energy demand is at historic levels. the electrical grid here is under so much stress -- >> that's actually the connection to the grid. >> reporter: -- companies are bringing old power stations back to life. this one near dallas was built in 1970. >> how hot is it? >> 2,800 degrees at the center of the fireball. >> reporter: and partially retired in the '80s. >> you can see all the different power lines coming into the grid here. >> reporter: this summer they've needed it every day for more than a month. to keep the lights and the ac on at nearly 200,000 homes. you guys have really shattered some recordsds >> oh, yeah. we set all-time peak records three days in a row. we've never had that happen before. >> reporter: they're not alone. four of the eight largest power grid operators in the u.s. and canada have set all-time records over the last two weeks. that means much higher bills for consumers. some have had to make drastic
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choices. at this food pantry they are ç seeing triple the number of needy they usually do. >> electricity bills, everything is just too much now. we can't afford food. >> reporter: forecasters predict dallas will sweat through at least another week of triple-digit temperatures. straining those who rely on power. as well as those who provide it. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. as we enter the dog days of summer here is your friday forecast. strong storms in nashville, birmingham and the carolinas. severe weather in the dakotas with 90-mile-an-hour winds and flash flooding. thunderstorms from kansas city to minneapolis and cincinnati. the chance of showers in the northeast. >> 92 in colorado springs. upper 80s in boise. 70s in the pacific northwest. 80s from fargo to indianapolis. new orleans hits 95. miami 91. baltimore 84. this next story is my wheelhouse. i know you're a huge gamer yourself. >> i spend hours. >> i had to tear you away from the computer earlier to come in here. if you are a gamer, as in you
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enjoy playing games, there's really only one place to be this weekend. >> that is indianapolis where the 42nd annual gen-con get-together opened yesterday. it is expected to attract more than 25,000 gamers from across the country and around the world. do they still play mrs. pac man? mrs. pac man? not ms. pac man? mrs. pac man? she got married apparently. >> she did. >> she may have. some of them show up to play their games dressed as their favorite game characters as you can see. a boon for the city of indianapolis, by the way. it started there in 2003. prior to that it was elsewhere. gen-con brings in an economic boost estimated at $25 million.. if i was there i'd be forking over some cash. >> you like it. what are your favorite games? >> for a long time i was a world of warcraft gamer. >> and what happened? >> i had to take a break because it took over my life to a certain degree. so we'll just leave it at that. >> we were talking about that yesterday, you have to get up and walk around a little bit. let the blood circulate. we'll be right back with more "world news now."
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welcome e ck, everyone. digging in the sand on a beach ç vacation is a tradition, a rite of passage. for any parents heading to the beach this weekend think twice before you let your kids dig that big old hole. >> maybe build a sand castle on top of it. especially after you hear this story about a california teenager who was almost buried alive by the hole he was digging. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: in southern california, a dramatic beach rescue. lifeguards and firefighters
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struggled to save a 17-year-old buried alive. after digging a pit six feet deep. the sand caved in, trapping matt myna for nearly half an hour. >> relax, relax. >> reporter: until, at last, they pulled him out. >> i couldn't tell if anybody heard me screaming help. >> reporter: a cautionary tale for anyone headed to the beach this summer. if you're a parent you probably tend to breathe a bit easier when your kid's building sand castles because you figure the sand has got to be safer than the surf. turns out that might not be the se. even a small beach hole can be dangerous for little kids. the danger from shifting sands. a few minutes is all it takes to suffocate someone. a recent harvard study documented more than 50 cases in the past decade. nearly half of them fatal. >> the number of sand wall collapses was greater than that of unprovoked shark attacks. >> reporter: it's such a serious risk some communities are banning deep beach holes altogether. myrtle beach in south carolina's
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already done it. los angeles county may soon follow suit. what advice do you have for parents? >> don't let your kids dig holes. >> reporter: the lifeguards busy watching the water are traed to help. but better if they don't have to. apparently this can be quite dangerous. >> really? >> yeah, there was a kid yesterday who had to be rescued because the hole caved in on him. david wright, abc news, santa monica beach. >> i suppose there's difference between piling sand on top of somebody who's clearly sitting above the sand level, and digging down into a huge tunnel. like what i normally do when i go to the beach. >> daniel, be cacaful. >> i hope i'm wearing a bathing suit. it's a little unclear in that photo. >> i hope you are too, this is a family-friendly program. >> i'd bury myself in sand right now, as a matter of fact. >> don't do that, we wouldn't like that. >> no. coming up, marc anthony has a message for j. lo.
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and it's on the cover of a magazine. i think he wants to go bury himself in the sand. >> it's kind of a hail mary pass, this one. we'll talk about that. a scary interruption onstage for a popular singer. don't miss "the skinny" coming right up.
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♪ skinny so skinny it is time now for "the skinny." you are ready to tell this first story. >> i really do like this story. the cover of "us weekly" there is an article proclaiming that marc anthony is begging jennifer lopez to come back to him. apparently he swings back and forth between blaming her and then trying to get her back. >> tries to seem okay with everything but really he's not. >> friends of jennifer lopez say, she's strong, she's sticking to her guns, she is definitely going to break free and she's loving every minute of it. >> she makes a lot more money than he does. >> she just signed that $20 million n th "american idol." we don't know if that has anything to do with him trying to win her back or not. she seems to be very strong, she's very happy, she's in a very good place. she's kind of in the driver's seat with this one. >> they're not going to get back together, are they? i can't see that happening. >> not a chance.
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>> they are going to keep doing a show together, i think. they've got a show they're working on togetetr. not here in the u.s., it's overseas somewhere. wish i knew more about that. threw it out there. all right. let's move on to another pop star singer, avril lavigne. she was performing at a concert in brazil recently and had a little bit of a close encounter with a crazed fan who got a tad too close for comfort, let's say. we're not sure if it's a he or a she but you can see there this person rushed onstage. avril lavigne was about to sing a cover of coldplay's "fix you." clearly this fan got too close, security jumped in. she's fine, by the way, she did sort of scream as you might imagine, startled by the whole thing. >> that is frightening. >> she did carry on with the show. made a few comments about it. she's all right. >> he didn't actually touch her. >> no, i think he or she came within inches or, you know. maybe they just wanted a hug. you never know, right? >> harmless, yeah. i'm sure that's not going to repeat itself any time soon.
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all right, for those of you who weren't aware, this is very big news. last night was "the jersey shore" premiere. we don't know exactly how many people tuned in but we're sure it was millions. because apparently 8 million tuned in to the series three premiere. this was supposed to b bbigger than that. anyway, here's some highlights if you missed it. snooki shared her knowledge of european geography. apparently also she looked more svelte. >> because they're in italy. >> that's right. and her dad volunteered to be a male stripper. and deena said she wanted to do something called the jersey turnpike at the club. they are in italy as you mentioned. i don't think they knew whatat that was. pauly and deena engaged in a kiss. and -- >> scandalous. >> some people say it was the most disgusting kiss in history. not my words. >> no alcohol involved in that at all. >> "the situation" is still "the situation." apparently he and -- there were commercials featuring sammy and deena, paid commercials -- >> snooki lost a little weight too, r rht? >> she's looking more svelte. that's the cast.
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there they are in all their glory. >> will they be the cast for the long-term, though? we'll see if they bring in some new cast members to "jersey shore." >> right now they're riding the success as far as they can go. >> absolutely. l right. finally, let's talk about arnold schwarzenegger, shall we? >> yes, let's do that. >> the governator was in california. he was talking about the american chamber of commerce executives at a convention in los angeles. he stuck to his message, talking about finance, talking about budget ws that he learned about while he was obviously running the state there in california. no mention of his divorce, his pending divorce from maria shriver. as you can imagine he probably didn't want to talk about that. but he did end -- >> i'l'lbe back. famous words.heard his voice. >> can we hear it again? >> i'll be back. >> he did throw that in there at the very end. >> public life, more of it for arnold schwarzenegger? >> he's getting back into movies. he's got one called "last stand." he's going to get back into hollywood. >> he still has this messy divorce to get through and everyone is watching it. ç >> absolutely. and we will be back. >> yes.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. as we reported at the top of this half hour, stock markets in japan, south korea, and hong kong all dropped several percentage points in today's trading. that's after u.s. and european markets had similar sell-offs which could continue today. president obama unveils his new proposal today to get unemployed military veterans back to work. he wants to give employers up to $4,800 in tax credits for every jobless serviceman and woman they hire. it's been one year since 33 miners were trapped in a mine in chile. they were stuck underground for 69 days. chile's president returns to the mine today to pay tribute. i haven't done this in a while so i hope i can still do it. because it is time for our
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favorite story of the day. >> good. >> oh, sll got it. >> i'm going to need to try it one more time. >> ready? >> yeah, beautiful. >> much better. when it comes to basic astrology of our planet, it's simple. there's one earth, a sun, and a moon last time i checked. >> we all knew that. that last part might not actually be true new research suggests there was a second moon. as abc's linsey davis reports, a classic storybook may need a rewrite. >> reporter: "goodnight moon" has lulled generations of kids to sleep. but the real story behind the moon we see at night is being rewritten as we speak. many moons ago, more than 4 billion years, the heavens weren't so lonely. and nightfalalnot so dark. that's if you lieve the earth didn't'tave just one moon but two. the tale goes that for tens millions of years, before anyone was here to see it, a baby moon orbited the earth.
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following the path of its older sibling. until one day, when it floated into the larger moon's path and then smashed into it. one big, slow-motion splat. two moons, now one. >> beautiful, just beautiful. >> reporter: since the dawn of the space age scientists have questioned why the moon has two distinct lunar landscapes. the side that always faces us has flat lowlands. the far side has high mountains. but every once in a blue moon, a new theory is born. and this one wouldn't just explain why the moon is the way it is, it would also tell the story of why it's "goodnight moon" and not "goodnight moons." linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> some outside experts are skeptical about all of this, by the way. they're not totally sold on all this. you know what two moons means? well, first of all, you in space. more cheese, two moons. >> i don't know about that lullaby after listening to tabab
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