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>> smart move. >> no way. >> video number two. >> okay. watch really closely. >> you actually see the arc of the static electricity between the fingers. >> those things are so staticy, your hair is like this at the bottom. >> it's like sliding down a giant party balloon. totally real. >> i'm going with real. every time my kids go on it, they try to give me a hug and i'm like no, no, no. >> this happens to everybody when you're outside, you can see the static electricity, those sparks. this is real. they just caught it in the daylight here. >> all right, then. video number three. >> oh! >> holy cow. >> you know what -- >> that's got to be a friend. >> and that's why it's real. because they out here goofing around, probably got some beers going on on this golf course.
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>> there's literally one word. men. >> real. >> i'm going with awesome. >> ouch. >> i didn't know golf carts hunted in packs. >> we're going real? >> yeah. real. >> we'll go real. because men are stupid. >> completely. completely. too many beers on the golf course. not a good combination. this one's definitely real. thanks for watching. and if you didn't know, we've got a website called rightthisminute.com. check it out. we'll see you on the next "rtm."
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you're looking at troubling video out of amsterdam. you're looking at troubling video out of amsterdam. it shows a stay at an airbnb getting violent with the host pushing one of his guests down a flight of stairs. one of the victim's friends says the argument was sparked by four women checking out of the man's apartment late. the woman suffer injuries and bruises, the host reportedly has been arrested. and back here at home, new jersey governor chris christie got an earful while guest-hosting a sports radio station yesterday. >> one week after he and his family were caught enjoying a beach that he had actually closed to the public over a budget dispute, it appears many of his constituents aren't letting it go. >> reporter: on one of america's most popular sports shows, america's least-popular governor, chris christie feeling
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the heat for that new jersey beach day on the jersey shore. >> mike in montclair, what's up, mike? >> governor, next time you want to sit on the beach that's closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat [ bleep ] in a car -- >> reporter: christie's beach outing caused a national scandal, because this particular beach was closed to the general public due to a state government shutdown. >> you know, mike, i love, i love getting calls from communists in montclair. >> communists in montclair -- you're a bully, governor, and i don't like bullies. >> i'm not the one who came on the air, hey, hold on. i'm not the guy who came on the air and swore on the air. >> who swore? >> you did. >> get the heck out of here. >> you swore on the air, you're a bum. >> reporter: first there was bridge gate and now beach gate. it's all taken a serious toll on christie's popularity. a new monmouth university poll
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shows his approval rating land wishing a dismal all-time low, 15%. david wright, abc news, new york. >> brave of him to go on the air and take on this radio show knowing that his approval ratings are so low and right on the heels of this. >> just shows that his approval ratings have nowhere to go but up. so, you know -- >> might as well. >> much lower than 15%. i will tell you some of the memes that have been out there have been absolutely amazing, showing the governor in all sorts of situations. broadway shows. >> sitting in the chair. >> yeah, sitting in the chair. >> we had a few of them on the show. people are creative at times like these. we are going to move on and talk about baseball, because aaron judge of the new york yankees has added another accomplishment to his incredible rookie season. >> he beat miguel sano. he hit 47 home runs and his longest shot was 513 feet.
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in batting practice, he hit one off the stadium's retractable roof. >> judge is a triple crown contender at the season's halfway point, 30 home runs, .329 batting average, 66 rbis. another player described judge, as, quote, freaking unbelievable. he's actually doing great. >> good time to be judge, right? >> giancarlo, you thought he would be great. >> there was one image from the futures game that was too good to pass up. ronald acuna of the braves, and moncada of the white sox. >> so you have acuna and moncada. ♪ acuna moncada what a wonderful phrase ♪ ♪ >> acuna moncada. >> you think they know? no worries. moving on.
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getting a wrap cue. >> for all mercy, stop singing. coming up, "the bachelorette" narrows down her option. jack is still trying to make sense of it all. "the skinny" next. ♪ philosophy ♪ hakuna matata ♪ skinny ♪ u da ♪ ♪ babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks.
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a healthy baby is worth the wait.
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny it is exciting. >> it's skinny time! and we get to talk about the dwindling number of dudes hanging out on "the bachelorette." >> that's a good thing. she's down to the final four. and here to tell us how rachel got there is our senior bachelor international analyst, correspondent, expert -- >> oh, keep going, man. >> -- jack sheahan.
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>> it's great, it's massaging my soul. i brought the rose. >> you're not asking me if i accept the rose. >> would you like to accept this rose? >> yes. >> all right, diane's rose for the segment. >> aren't you allergic? >> we had six guys that started this whole mess. they've gone from somewhere in skandz na scandinavia. i forget where they were. they go to geneva, switzerland. okay, roll that beautiful bachelorette footage. they're driving a bentley around in geneva. then they hit the breitling store. rachel gets crazy. that's where the kiss came in, not to mention the champagne. so they both walk out of there with breitling watches. that's a pretty good investment. leads to a boat ride. eventually they get to dinnertime. not only did brian get the rose, brian got the breitling. >> very good date.
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>> next, one on one date with dean. dean's a little young. their date started out with a not-so-rollicking mass at a catholic church in french, so you know, who knows. they're walking around. dean didn't quite seem to be able to get serious. he was talking about dinosaurs, flowers, whatever. rachel seemed to be a little frustrated by all that. finally, dean breaks down a little bit. he starts talking about his father who he described as dysfunctional. if you survived all the way to the promo at the end of the episode, you saw what some of this dysfunction was all about. dean probably saved himself right there. dean got the rose. by the way, dean did not get the breitling. >> ahh. >> yes, moving forward. next we move to the mountains with peter. a favorite area of the analysts of the world, the tour de france gets to this area next week.
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there's dogsledding. it looked a little chilly at altitude, but they were talking, excuse me, had a very nice time. when everyone got back down and thawed out, they had a dinner. peter's talking about his family. his ex-girlfriend, blah, blah, blah. peter, eventually, gets the rose. peter does not get the breitling. >> see the pattern. >> yes. >> there's only one rose left. this is adam, matt and eric on the boat. and there goes matt. matt gets the boot first. he might be the nicest guy. we never knew all that much about who got ousted this late in the game. >> he did not get the breitling. >> he did not get the breitling either. forget about him. comes down to adam and eric. eric gets the rose. adam gets a ride to the airport. [ laughter ] >> both of these guys who were ousted last night unfortunately
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were dignified on their way off the show. >> fortunately. >> it was what it was. brian, dean and his dysfunctional father. peter, eric, hometown visits next week. analyst out. >> hometown visits. >> hometown visits. those are always entertaining. especially if you have a dysfunctional part of the family. we're going to move on to news about an amphibious friend of the show. >> kermit the frog is being replaced after nearly three decades. >> yeah, but don't worry, the character isn't going anywhere. but steve whitmire has played him, taking over the role from jim henson. back in 1990 he took over that role. >> yeah, abc news confirmed this saying his replacement will
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start next week with the muppets. thought of the week. >> so first we lost mr. met, and now the person who plays kermit. this world losing its heroes. >> kermit the frog, friend of the show.
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♪ ♪ des pa see toe ♪ >> i wonde ♪ decemb despicito ♪ >> i wonder if he knows the words to that yet. >> i'm going to say no. >> so one of the other guys on that song, he knows the words and has made history. >> he's been around for years and now is conquering the world. >> reporter: it's been called the song of the summer. now despacito is helping to break barriers. becoming the first latino artist to earn the number one spot on spotify. and he's largely got this track to thank. the streaming service confirming that the puerto rican artist
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surpassed well over 44 million listeners to unseat "shape of you" singer, ed sheeran. december pa despecito which means "slowly." the song's popularity, a global phenomenon. ♪ >> reporter: daddy yankee going viral just days ago for this duet with a young cancer patient in madrid. the reggae tone star taking to instagram earlier to thank his fans for their continued support. >> we've been on this wave for a long time. it feels good that the whole world gets to surf with us. >> reporter: that wave boosting terrorism in daddy yankee's native puerto rico. dan harris, abc news, new york. ♪ >> i love it. ♪
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so one last thing. it has nothing to do with that. but we want to give you. ♪ >> a wonderful moment at a coldplay concert. >> we're not talking about daddy yankee anymore. >> a young man named rob was hoisted into the air. after some folks bumped into his wheelchair. they apparently wanted to apologize. they wanted to give him a better view. >> rob crowd-surfed all the way to the stage where chris martin invited him on the stage for the thrill of a lifetime. the entire stadium there in dublin, ireland, screaming for rob. >> and then rob put on a performance of his own. >> he got to play with them! he got to play with chris martin. >> what are the odds that rob can also rock out on the harmonica? ♪ despacito >> i don't think that's what he was playing. >> no? was he
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good morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here's some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." senate republicans are scrambling to draft a revised health care bill this week, as they face pressure from donald trump to get it done quickly and protesters to kill the bill. there's been an arrest in connection with the search for four young men missing near philadelphia. but police say the arrested man is not a suspect. the investigation is now focussed on a farm belonging to his family. aaron judge of the new york yankees won the home run derby with a total of 47 home runs. one of them traveled more than 500 feet. just his latest accomplishment in an incredible rookie season. and an american institution is celebrating a milestone birthday.
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7-eleven turns 90 years old today. and to celebrate, the chain is offering customers a free small slurpee at participating locations between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. -- >> i see what they did there. >> shouldn't it be from 7:00 p.m. to -- that's too much math. those are some of our top stories as we try to figure out math on this 7-eleven. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> somebody hit a light bulb. it just went ding! >> i like to tell people, i'm pretty smart, i was born at night but not last night. clearly, i was born last night because i could not -- >> oh, 7-eleven -- just so happens to be birthday.
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we're going to move on now, because hey,'s a lot easier to figure out than doing the math that we were trying to. and the republican leadership in the senate are under intense pressure right now to come up with a new plan to repeal and replace obamacare. >> gop start senators are racing to revise a health care bill and vote on it next week. but they're facing some angry protesters on capitol hill and enough republican holdouts to derail the measure. abc's ellie rogan has the latest from washington. >> kill the bill or kill me! >> reporter: it was a jarring welcome back for senators. protesters sitting in and getting walked out. 80 demonstrators getting arrested, all to make one point. >> to get this bill thrown out of the window. >> reporter: trying to convince their senators to oppose the republican health care bill, a bill whose fate is unclear. republican leaders scrambling to make changes in order to get the 50 votes necessary to pass in the senate. after senate majority leader mitch mcconnell pulled an earlier version because it didn't have enough support.
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now leaders say a new bill could come by the end of the week, as president donald trump builds the pressure, tweeting i cannot imagine that congress would dare to leave washington without a beautiful new health care bill fully approved and ready to go. emotions high on both sides. these two protesters all the way from arizona, locking arms outside the office of republican senator jeff flake. >> we're just trying to get our message across and make him realize that this is our reality. it's not their reality show. >> reporter: activists visited at least five republican offices, including that of ohio's rob portman. he opposes the current bill over its medicaid cuts, a concern the protesters share. >> if you cut medicaid! >> if you cut medicaid! >> you cut my damn life! >> you cut my damn life! >> reporter: later today, senate republicans will huddle to talk health care with vice president mike pence. and whatever they do they'll have to do it quickly. they have only 14 working days left before they leave
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washington until the fall. ellie rogan, abc news, capitol hill. and breaking overnight, the "new york times" is reporting that donald trump jr. was told before meeting with a russian attorney that the russian government was trying to aid his father's campaign. the "times" says don junior was informed by e-mail that information the lawyer was offering on hillary clinton was part of that effort. this latest revelations comes as the senate intelligence committee is expected to start interviewing this week. and the ranking democrat wants to hear from the president's son. >> this is the first time that the public has seen clear evidence of senior level members of the trump campaign meeting with russians to try to obtain information that might hurt the campaign of hillary clinton. >> donald trump jr. has denied any wrongdoing. he also hired a lawyer and says he's willing to talk to the committee to share whatever he knows. >> and the president has yet to
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comment on his son's controversial meeting with the russian official, but he did fire off a flurry of tweets, including one aimed at former fbi director james comey. accusing him of leaking classified information to theed me. the president offered no evidence to back up his allegation. comey, you'll recall, testified that he did not leak classified information by sharing his memos about his conversations with the president. and breaking overnight, 16 people are dead after the crash of a military refueling tanker plane in rural mississippi. the marines corporate kc-130 came down in a soybean field, but there may have been an explosion midair because the debris was scattered over a wide area. investigators are looking into that. but initially, firefighters were kept back because of explosions on board. a hearing resumes today in the hazing death of a penn state pledge. monday was filled with stunning revelations. prosecutors released damning text messages allegedly sent by the frat brothers as tim piazza
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lay dying after a night of heavy drinking. abc's gio benitez is there. >> reporter: a pennsylvania prosecutor arguing why 18 members of a penn state fraternity should stand trial with the death of 19-year-old pledge tim piazza. >> we have a friend who's unconscious. he hasn't moved. >> reporter: that call for help, 12 hours after piazza had fallen down the stairs after a hazing ritual called the gauntlet, an obstacle course of alcohol. the prosecutor saying as piazza lay dying of brain injuries in the hospital. one brother was texting, he drank because we hazed him. another brother writing, he didn't want to go to jail for it. i think we are expletive, as in i think we are in trouble. piazza's parents there listening to it all. >> it is excruciatingly difficult for the piazzas to sis and listen to the callous
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misconduct who pledged their son. >> reporter: another says this tragedy was not a crime. >> none of them had the intention to harm piazza, and they're trying to figure it out. >> reporter: now we're learning two security guards fired boy penn state were checks in on that frat party inside that house just minutes before piazza's fall. they'll be facing a range of charges including involuntary manslaughter. gee know benitez, abc news, bellefonte, pennsylvania. the minnesota police officer acquitted in the death of a driver legally armed is now taking a buyout. he'll get more than $48,000 as part of a separation agreement. yanez is also receiving pay for 600 hours of unused leave. he was acquitted in the death of philando castile. the case made headlines after his girlfriend live streamed the shooting's aftermath on facebook. fire crews are starting to gain a little bit on some of the fires raging out west.
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>> but thousands are still unable to return home. in southern california, one of the largest fires burning in santa barbara county has charred more than 45 square miles of dry brush and destroyed 20 structures so far. >> how will the forecast impact those efforts? paul williams is keeping an eye on them for us. good morning. >> good morning, kendis, diane. the interior continues to sizzle. big time heat still rocking in salt lake city, vegas, phoenix, even los angeles, we'll have some isolated thunderstorms, but still way too dry, way too windy and the humidity is so low it will stay parched. we'll still have problems with the wall fire, brian head, even the alamo fire because of low humidity and higher temps and the winds gusting is going to make that bad problem even worse. we're also expecting gusty winds around the great lakes region, but because of severe storms, flash flooding, hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes.
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minneapolis, as well as duluth. and look for widespread showers and thunderstorms all the way throughout the northeast. kendis, diane? >> something else to look out for in the sky, a high-altitude flight, 480 million miles away. nasa's juno spacecraft which launched six years ago is scheduled to fly directly over the bright red spot of jupiter today. it's the first-ever closeup of the storm that's been raging for over an estimated 350 years. pretty cool. >> and it looks tiny there, but i believe that spot is about 300 times the size of earth. >> pretty big. pretty big. >> i'm sure that satellite will look great right next to it. here at home, a teenager from california might be the luckiest person ever. >> 19-year-old rosa dominguez is within a space of just one week, managed to win the california lottery twice. on a drive home from arizona, she stopped at a gas station and
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bought a $5 scratchoff ticket which got her $555,000. >> wow. then straight after that win, she bought another $5 scratchoff ticket and won another $100,000. >> i think her last name is macedo. that might be a typo in here. >> she plans to buy a new car with some of her earnings. what is she going to do with the rest of it? >> good for her. coming up, that terrifying story of survival that we told you about yesterday, involving a teenaged camper waking up to find a black bear chewing on his head. this morning, the one on one interview with the teen and the questions being raised about that bear. and later, fire up those computers and shine up that plastic. we'll tell you about the deals already heating up the internet today as amazon prime day continues. first, here's a look at today's temperatures temperatures "world news now" weather,
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more than 600 swimmers have been rescued over the past few days from strong rip currents more than 600 swimmers have been rescued over the past few days from strong rip currents along california beaches. more than 200 happened at huntington beach alone. swimmers are being asked to check in with lifeguards before they get into the water and stay near the towers if they're not strong swimmers.
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even experienced ocean swimmers can get in trouble. >> not having control of the situation. and then the panic sets in. and that's when you start losing oxygen, and you exert too much energy, you get tired and -- >> trouble. >> yes. >> just don't go out too far, and make sure there's a lifeguard on the sand there. that you can wave him down. >> the high surf and strong rip currents are expected to last at least through tomorrow on l.a. and orange county coasts. with south facing beaches being the main concern. and we're hearing new information on a bear attack on a teenage camper in colorado. >> but we're also finding out that new questions are being raised this morning about why that bear was so aggressive. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this 4:00 a.m. wakeup call nearly killed dylan mcwilliams. >> it was a large crunching sound and a lot of pain. then i realized i could hear the bear. i could smell him.
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i could feel him, and it wasn't stopping. it was growling. >> reporter: a 280-pound male bear dragging him out of his sleeping bag. but mcwilliams who teaches survival out of boulder, colorado fights back. >> yelling, screaming, hitting it and trying to poke its eyes. anything tender. i was pulling on its noise as hard as i co. >> reporter: his injuries, severe. >> hostile bear attack. lots of bleeding. >> reporter: but with the help of his co-workers, mcwilliams gets away. >> very lucky. i feel god had a hand in it. >> reporter: officials say bear sightings are up because they're hungry. >> freakin' bear, get out of my garage! >> reporter: and no rain means food sources are drying up. this bear caught rummaging through a house in colorado springs. the bear that attacked mcwilliams was trapped and killed now wildlife officials want to know if the bear was injured or sick and whether that might explain his very unusual behavior. clayton sandell, abc news,
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westminster, colorado. >> very uncharacteristic. especially black bears, they're pretty docile. >> apparently, but when startled, they will run away from you. so -- >> just dance. just dance like kendis. scare away the bear. all right. coming up, a groom to-be's romantic proposal in handcuffs. >> he a big day planned, but when the police showed up, he had to improvise. >> first, find day, baby, let's get those deals.
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♪ so by now you've probably heard about all those great mid-summer sales out there, especially with amazon prime day getting under way, but amid all those deals there are plenty of items to stay away from. so, here with the good news and the bad news, consumer expert vera gibbons is going to guide us through it all. let's start with the amazon
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deals. what do we want to look for? >> a lot of junk. >> it's overwhelming. >> it's overwhelming, over 100,000 products. i would hone in on amazon branded products, kindle fire, echo. maybe the tvs. they say they have a bigger selection. they have the big brands. they have the ongoing deals and the flash sales. >> right. >> and then they have specials and exclusives for alexa users. so it gets a little bit confusing but if you are shopping the amazon sale specifically, i would hone in on the amazon-specific products then maybe a tv and amazon unlimited music for 99 cents a month. >> is it a good time to buy electronics? >> no. not really, if you are shopping the amazon sale, don't expect any mac products. apple watches are telling me forget about it. buying laptops in general, you're better off waiting until back to sales schools, you get the sales tax break in various states.
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so, you're better off waiting for that one. >> guess what i just bought, vera. >> no. >> i bought a laptop. >> no, no, no. i should have come on before. >> i know, i should have asked you. get me back in the green. >> okay. >> so, what do we want to buy? >> really good time to buy summer apparel. shorts, tee shirts, sales at 60% to 70% off. we are halfway through the summer retail season. >> swimsuits! >> great time to buy a swimsuit. >> i just got swimsuits. >> did you buy one for national bikini day? >> when was that? >> that was a couple days ago. >> maybe i celebrated without realizing. >> became bathing suits become innoce innocecentivized after the fourf july. >> what about grills? >> no, you want to wait on that. >> oh. >> we saw sales over the fourth of july, but you're better off waiting until late august, if you can wait until after labor
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day that would actually even be better. >> right until you don't need it anymore. >> no one wants them and the selection is limited. yes, exactly. but in terms of what you should be considering doing, if you haven't taken your summer vacation july airfares, there are sales out there, if you haven't gone anywhere. >> that's convenient. >> good time to book for august, september. if you need to get away. >> i just booked some of those, too. now, i'm feeling better. any other things that we should be -- >> national ice cream day. buy ice cream day. sunday, july 16. >> free ice cream! what's better than that. >> it's ice cream day. so you've got baskin robbins and dairy queen, i'm sure they'll be handing out free ice cream and treats. >> forget prime day, free ice cream is even better. >> that's even better. >> thank you for coming on. even better if you bring ice cream next time. our thanks to vera, of course, the founder and editor of nonpoliticalnews.com. for more info or all of these deals, you can head to our web page at wnnfans.com. national ice cream, i didn't
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even know! wnnfans.com. national ice cream, i didn't even know! tand, our adulte children are here. so, we save by using tide. which means we use less. three generations of clothes cleaned in one wash. those are moms. anybody seen my pants?
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oh, yes. this happened. oh, yes. this happened. and we're going to start off with a selfie that happened. as they often do. but not too many like this. can you see what happened here? so -- >> he's got a two-headed girlfriend. >> yeah. so this guy, he put, his camera has one of those things, those selfie modes that kind of makes it, puts it in a panoramic frame. so his girlfriend sneezed and that's what happened. two-headed monster. >> oh, so when you shoot the pano, anything that moves comes out in multiple photos.
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and this one resulted. >> and you try one. >> it is almost as scary. >> there's another example of it. there goes more panel fail. >> that looks like a scene from inception. >> it kind of does. >> oh, this looks like a kaleidoscope. a funny face in the middle. it's stretched out. >> ah, they're stretched out. wait for it. it's like those little holograms that were popular back in the '70s and '80s, you have to stare at it long enough. >> oh, and it will come out with a picture? on to a more romantic story. >> this is a beautiful, oh, my god. >> this is in oklahoma on july 4th. this gentleman decided to throw himself a birthday party. police came to the party and learned he had a few warrants out for his arrest. so he convinces the cops, can you just let me do this one thing i was planning to do before you haul me off to jail? they took off one handcuff, and there you have it, he proposed. gets down on one knee, pulls out the ring. >> love.
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>> and to the surprise of all of us here at "world news now," she said yes. >> and she did what most brides would do, or would-be brides would do. and i love this about her. she bailed him out the day after his arrest. that is relationship goals right there. >> romance. >> yeah. >> true love. >> that's why i'm still single. i can't find somebody who's willing to bail me out after i get arrested. >> no, good luck. we'll just call nick watt again. >> too soon! holy cow. all right, so how about this? this guy parks his car overnight. didn't realize the location of where he was parking his car. this is $258,000 ferrari by the way. >> must have parked it someplace really safe. >> came up the next day and realized there's entire flea market around this car. >> who does that? guess what. >> you did. >> yeah, i did that one. >> did the same thing. >> woke up, entire street
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but not anymore, because a new service offers umbrella rentals right on the street. great idea, right? >> yeah. >> except it's already failed. we'll explain why on this tuesday, july 11. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we say good morning to everybody on this tuesday. we'll get to that a little bit later on. but we're going to start on a serious note and the breaking news we're following at this hour. some 16 people dead after a large marine corps plane crashed in central mississippi. >> that kc-130 had taken off from an air base in tennessee. it's not known if there were any civilians on board. the plane came down in a soybean field, but left debris over a very wide area, leading to speculation that it exploded midair. >> the firefighters first on the scene were driven back by several explosions. probably from ammunition. the site remains dangerous right
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now. >> we don't want nobody out there. we have fuel everywhere, we don't want anybody without responders in the area. >> well, the marine corps has not released much information, including where that flight or originated. the fbi is assisting with the investigation, but not the ntsb, since it is a military flight. once again, a plane going down, military plane roughly going down 85 miles from jackson, mississippi. at least 16 people are dead. and the other breaking news. that we're following right now. there was an explosion at the air force recruitment center in south tulsa, oklahoma. the pictures from our affiliate on the scene show damage to the building, including doors that are blown off. there's no report of any injuries and no cause at this time. also breaking overnight, there are new details about the preelection meeting with the president's son and a russian lawyer linked to the kremlin. >> "the new york times" once again reporting that before
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donald trump jr. met with the attorney offering dirt on hillary clinton he was actually informed in an e-mail, written form here, that the information was part of an effort by the russian government to host his father's campaign. >> white house is not commenting but overnight, trump junior's attorney released a statement saying he did nothing wrong. abc's emily rowe has more. >> reporter: team trump playing defense on monday after a "new york times" report revealed the president's eldest son agreed to a meeting with the russian lawyer in exchange for damaging information about hillary clinton. sarah huckabee sanders saying nothing about don junior's meeting was inappropriate. >> there was simply no collusion that they keep trying to create that there was. >> reporter: kellyanne conway coming to his defense on "gma." >> he didn't even know her name. he had no idea who this person was until she entered the room. >> reporter: now that detail raising eyebrows.
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why donald trump jr. would agree to a meeting at trump tower with an unknown russian lawyer with ties to the kremlin and invite two of the most powerful people on the trump campaign, jared kushner and paul manafort, to join him. after first saying the purpose of the meeting was to discuss russian adoptions, he now says it was to learn about information that would hurt hillary clinton. trump junior saying the statements about the democrat were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. when the topic turned to russian adoptions, he claims the meeting ended. democrats, not satisfied. >> this revelation should be the end of the idea pushed by the administration and the president that there is absolutely no evidence of an intent by the trump campaign to coordinate or collude. >> reporter: but republican senator roger whittaker down playing its significance on cnn. >> i just think that's pretty much of a great big nothing. >> reporter: donald junior has hired an attorney to represent him in the russia probe. he's also tweeted that he's
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willing to work with the senate intelligence committee to share what he knows. diane and kendis? >> thanks, emily. number two republican in the nat says a revised health care bill will be revealed this week despite opposition from his own party and the public. eight protesters were arrested yesterday. as they rallied. president trump turned up the pressure saying that he can't imagine congress would leave washington for the aug revees without a new bill. and vice president pence saying that they may have to repeal obamacare now and replace it later. an active duty soldier has been arrested on terrorism charges, officials say army sergeant ikaika kang tried to provide classified doubts and a drone to isis. the 34-year-old kang is a native of hawaii and served tours in iraq and afghanistan and was highlighted and decorated and once awarded the global war on terrorism service medal. police have made an arrest in connection with the
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search for four men missing in suburban philadelphia. cosmo dinardo is being held on a gun charge. his family owns the farm where the fbi is searching north of philadelphia. the young men vanished over the course of three days and police now say they knew each other. and while investigators suspect foul play, dinardo is not currently being called a suspect in the case. a bit of good news, fire crews are making some progress against the dozens of wildfires racing across parts of the west. thanks to slightly cooler temperatures, a new brush fire erupts late last night in the hills above a south san jose neighborhood. prompting evacuations of homes within a one-mile perimeter. officials say it has the potential to consumer 500 acres and two fires raging at opposite ends of santa barbara county are only 15% contained and keeping people away from their homes. and severe storms moving
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across north carolina's outer banks spawned multiple water spouts along the coastline, including one that moved onshore for a brief time near kill devil hills. it led the national weather service to issue a tornado warning. honda is blaming another death on takata's defective air bags. the victim was apparently repairing a 2000 honda accord when it deployed. it exploded and shot out metal fragments. the incident happened last year but honda says it just learned about it. this is the 12th death in the u.s. and the 17th worldwide linked to takata's air bag inflaters. and now to a disturbing discovery in huntsville, texas police are warning parents about razor blades found on slides in city parks. vandals are melting portions of the slides, sticking razor blades inside of them. so far, no injuries have been reported. and in festus, missouri, razor blades have also been found in two shopping carts at a walmart. a woman was cut last week as she was cleaning the handle bar with a wet wipe.
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so you're an 11-year-old fishing in south carolina and you're like, wow, this is great. i'm reeling in a really, really big catch here. this is awesome. >> exciting. but? >> it wasn't a fish. >> oh, no. so he was all excited to reel in that catch. turns out it was an old purse. here's the thing, though, still kind of cool, because inside, there were i.d. cards, photos, credit cards, all from stores that no longer exist or are no longer open. the boy then realized the purse had belonged to a family friend. so they got in touch. turns out that pocket book had been stolen from a boat in that same area, 25 years ago. >> man, maybe you could use that blockbuster gift card, oh, wait, no. circuit city? >> not going to work. no. >> darn it. >> but, you know, he went fishing for fish. he got basically a time capsule. >> yeah, he did. worthless one, except for the
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memories. coming up, blowing up the bathtub with pizza. >> oh. looks like a slice you can eat, but it's meant for bath time fun. now, a mom from maryland is making some serious side cash by selling them all over the world. >> taste the rainbow. new development from los angeles as reality star and model blac chyna went to court getting a restraining order against rob kardashian. we'll have her exclusive interview about that case. you can follow kendis and me on instagram at abc wnn. you're watching "world news now." we'll have her exclusive interview about that case. you can follow kendis and me on instagram at abc wnn. you're watching "world news now." d out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare,
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stories above the ground. a firefighter came down from the roof and eventually they were lowered to the ground safely. a dockworker has been killed in philadelphia after a shipping container fell on his truck. it's believed a crane knocked over a container from the top of a stack, causing it to fall on the truck. the 52-year-old worker was a checker who counted containers and monitored operations. the accident is still under investigation. we're going to turn now to the high profile mud slinging between reality tv stars blac chyna and rob kardashian. >> yesterday, chyna was granted a restraining order against kardashian after he angrily posted explicit photos of her online, an act her lawyer said could be illegal. abc's linsey davis has an exclusive. >> reporter: after being the victim of her ex's vicious attack last week. >> i would like to thank the judge first and foremost for granting me this restraining order. >> reporter: reality star blac chyna in court, vindicated a restraining order
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against the father of her 8-month-old baby daughter dream. >> we had a complete and total victory. >> reporter: the incident that started it all? chyna's former fiance 30-year-old kardashian posted personal and graphic images of chyna on social media without her permission, accusing her of cheating on him and using him for his money. instagram has since shut down his account and chyna has denied all allegations. >> i was devastated, and i'm looking at this and i'm like, how could somebody do this to me, and i was very fearful. because i'm like, if he could do this, what else could he possibly do? >> reporter: kardashian's social media firestorm started off with a video chyna sent to him of her kissing another man. why did you send rob a video of you with foreman? >> if somebody keeps poking at you and poking at you and poking at you, you're eventually going to pop. and i was like, maybe if i send this video to him maybe he'll just leave me alone. >> reporter: after court, a response from rob. >> on mr. kardashian's behalf,
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apologized and offered our regrets for what has taken place in the past couple of days. and now we move forward to do one thing, and one thing only. whatever is in the best interest of this child. >> reporter: it's chyna's past that seems to have colored the incident last week. born angela white, she once worked as a stripper and has previously posted intimate, semi-nude photos of herself on her own social media accounts. >> just because something i used to do, i shouldn't be bullied to say, okay, well, you used to do this, so you deserve that. >> any explicit photos that she may some chosen to post in the past, that's her choice. she gets to choose this time if these photos are made public, and she did not consent to it. >> reporter: 38 states and the district of columbia have made revenge porn a crime. in california, it's a misdemeanor, punishable by a $1,000 fine or up to six months in jail.
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chyna says a restraining order was necessary for another reason, alleging kardashian has gotten physical with her. >> rob has hit me before, yes. >> reporter: was this recently? >> that was in april. >> reporter: kardashian referred to robert shapiro's public the same regarding allegations against him. since last week, the kardashian women have been uncharacteristically silent on the subject of ron and chyna. in response to questions from the press, kim's representatives e-mailed abc news a nondisclosure agreement chyna signed for her appearance on the kardashian reality shows. chyna has not filed charges with the police and says she is not trying to get sole custody of their daughter. >> i would never try to take dream from her dad. >> reporter: how will you go forward co-parenting dream with rob, without animosity? >> hopefully me and rob can learn to have common ground and be the best co-parents as we can be. >> reporter: for now, chyna says
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she's just focused on her children. so, what is dream up to now? >> well, dream is actually growing two of her two front teeth and her bottom left tooth. it's so funny, i'm looking at her trying to make her laugh. >> reporter: i'm linsey davis, in los angeles. >> beautiful kid. coming up, it's a popular summer activity, but paddleboarding in the wrong conditions can be extremely dangerous. >> next, we'll see how far off oddle board.le bit of wind can you're watching "world news now." eone on a paddle board. you're watching "world news now."
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go to cdc.gov. learn how to make our next generation tobacco-free. it's it's the "it" sport of the summer. go to a beach or a lake and you're bound to see stand-up paddle boards. it's the "it" sport of the summer. go to a beach or a lake and you're bound to see stand-up paddle boards. but the coast guard is now fishing a new warning. >> yeah, while the sport has grown, so have the number of rescues and in some cases deaths, largely due to an unknown danger. abc's becky worley tells us how she learned about it first hand. >> reporter: paddleboarding. one of the fastest-moving sports in america, it seems so simple but experts say it can suddenly turn dangerous. >> i didn't prepare enough. >> reporter: nancy cup she was paddling back from a lighthouse in lewis, delaware when a wave knocked her off her board. she wasn't wearing a life jacket or using a leach. the current swept her board
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away. >> i was way too far offshore for people on the beach to hear me. >> reporter: she says she would have drowned if a passing boat didn't rescue her. 15 paddleboarders died in 2016, three fatal accidents in one weekend. and in many cases, an unknown danger. wind played a huge part. to show you how the wind can wreak havoc, i become the experiment. with the coast guard from the station in california watching over, i put on my personal flotation device. beautiful day to go paddleboarding. even though it's blowing 10 miles per hour at my back, when i turn around the ferocity of the wind surprises me. getting back took me three times as long as the paddle out. imagine if i'd gone further. oh, man. did i have to work out there. i don't know how long i could keep that pace up. it's just scary. then to show how fast this can go from scary to possibly deadly, we wait for the wind to pick up.
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it's now howling, upwards of 18 miles an hour. after just a few minutes of it at my back i am way out here. i'm on the board for five minutes and i'm 700 yards from shore. it's so choppy i have to get down on my knees to try to turn the board around and head back to shore. oh, boy, i am in trouble. the wind churns up the waves. oh, boy! i get back on the board, but the wind knocks me off. boom, i'm in the water again. the coast guard pulls the plug for safety concerns. i'm certain i wouldn't have been able to make it back to shore. >> becky did a demo where she didn't wear the leash and she said she couldn't catch up to the board at all. and she's a very experienced paddle boarder. so her good tips were to always wear a life vest, always wear that leash and be aware of the temperature of the water. so her good tips were to always wear a life vest, always wear that leash and be aware of the temperature of the water.
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♪ ella, ella, aye aye aye ♪ ♪ under my umbrella ♪ ella, ella, ella, >> this song's about ella fitzgerald, right? >> absolutely. >> yeah, okay. >> but we're going to talk about umbrellas if that's okay with you. >> all right. >> we're going to focus on startups to start this mix, because a new one in china is off to quite a start. they've decided to start a sharing umbrella service. >> okay. >> put out 300,000 umbrellas in 11 different cities. and they figure, take an umbrella use it when you need it, you put it back and someone else will grab an umbrella when they need it. want to know how it's going? they have now lost almost all 300,000 umbrellas. >> meaning that's how popular it's been, people have been just been, oh, yeah, we're going to grab them and put them back. >> but they have forgotten the last part of that step. so, people are taking the
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umbrellas and taking them home and not returning them. the whole take a penny, leave a penny thing doesn't work if no one leaves a penny. in this case no one's leaving the umbrellas. now we know they like them. >> maybe it's a monsoon right now. >> city bike, you borrow a bike. you need to take it inside. >> genius. this was kind of genius. this woman in maryland has posted video of what is a booming business. her name is ashley stewart. and she started her business as bath-esda beauty boutique. it's just like a bath bomb. she has a pizza bath bomb. you put it in there, the shape of a pizza. >> looks delicious. >> tastes great. and then ooh. >> that's really cool. >> she started a little while
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ago with minion bath bombs to get her two boys into the tub, and now that is just awesome. and it's a soap. so it's kind of, it's one way to get them to clean themselves and also to taste out. >> i think i would bathe more often if i could do it with pizza. >> i would do a lot more things if it had pizza involved. all right. well, on that note, the only thing better than a pizza bath bomb? mac 'n' cheese pizza. it's happening people, pizza hut is out with mac 'n' cheese pizza. they're coming out with a barbecue mac 'n' cheese pizza, only problem? currently only available in the uk. uk. what's more popular i thought, "the red cross does katrina. they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah.
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several new fires popping up overnight. exhausted firefighters working around the clock. we're going to tell you where the danger remains right now. and a new development surrounding donald trump jr. and an e-mail he got before meeting with a kremlin-linked lawyer. and forget about tonight's big all-star game. the big show actually happened last night. >> it was bombs away at the home league's biggest sluggers putting on an impressive show, especially from baseball's brightest young star. and poor rachel. it's getting down to the wire for "the bachelorette," having to send two dudes home last night and just a fearsome foursome is left. who has the best chance of getting down on one knee and propose. jack knows, but is he telling? we're going to find out in "the skinny." it is july 11. from abc news, this is
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"world news now." >> it's getting serious on "the bachelorette." >> it is. is his pick still in it? >> is his pick? >> yes. and i think is the front runner. >> oh, no. mike, mike. my two are on there. we'll break it down so you don't have to. we'll start this half hour with the frustrating fight against dozens of wildfires in the west as crews get control of one fire, yet another one breaks out elsewhere. >> but this is the latest fire to erupt in california, a brush fire turning dangerously close to homes in san jose. as a precaution, a one-square mile radius around that fire has been evacuated. abc's matt gutman has more on the battle to contain those fast-moving flames. >> reporter: those fires ripping across california, the aerial assault. more than 6,000 firefighters deployed. some 8,000 evacuated statewide. the alamo fire consuming 45
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square miles. the nearby whittier fire engulfing this blaze, trapped a group of 90 campers and 50 counselors over the weekend. >> they had flames directly in front where they could not access these children. >> reporter: a bulldozer finally breaking through to kids like this 9-year-old. >> there was these trees, super high that were exploding. >> reporter: with towels on their heads and tears in their eyes, they were bussed to safety. >> i'm going to go see if my house is still here. >> reporter: michael lopez taking our marcy gonzalez along. >> it didn't build my field. but it burned my house, my god. his fiancee crushed, their home gone. matt gutman, abc news, santa barbara county. >> and the question is, will the forecast help or hurt those firefighting efforts. >> accuweather meteorologist paul williams is joining us now with that forecast. good morning, paul. >> good morning, kendis, diane.
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the interior stays hot and way too parched, utah, nevada, arizona and southern california. and for this week, we'll have a few isolated thunderstorms, but not enough to make an impact with these fires. from the alamo over towards brian head, high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds and the same dangerous heat eases to the north by near record highs in the pacific northwest. kendis, diane. breaking overnight, we have new details on the run-up to the meeting between donald trump jr. and the russian attorney who was allegedly offering damaging information on hillary clinton. "the new york times" is reporting that the president's oldest son was informed by e-mail that there would be information to help his father's candidacy. donald junior has denied any wrongdoing and he's also hired an attorney to represent him in the russia probe and also offered to work with the senate
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intelligence community to show what he knows. and republican senators remain deeply divided as lawmakers return from their recess. ten gop senators are opposed to current legislation which could leave 22 million more americans uninsured in ten years. president trump is urging the party to have a bill approved and ready to go before they break for the entire month of august. the parents of a seriously ill british baby are getting one more chance to make their case. charlie gard's parents want him kept alive and brought to the u.s. for experimental treatment. the hospital says it's hopeless, the one in the uk, that is. now, after an emotional hearing, the judge says charlie's parents have until thursday to show him the new evidence to keep the infant on life support. back here at home there is another hearing that resumes today for 18 penn state fraternity members accused in the hazing death of a pledge. prosecutors released some stunning text messages that frat
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members allegedly sent to each other after tim piazza was dying. this 1ied after falling head first down the stairs in february after a night of heavy drinking. the judge will decide if there is enough evidence to go to trial. authorities have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of four young men outside of philadelphia. the fbi is searching a farm that belongs to 20-year-old cosmo denardo's family. that's based on tips that investigators have received. they do have denardo in custody now but say he's not a suspect at this time. he's being held on an earlier gun charge. officials say that four young men between the ages of 18 and 22 disappeared on three different days last week. >> i have spoken to all of the families of the four young men. they're very prayerful, they're very, very anxious. they're fearful, but they maintain some hope. >> reporter: investigators are releasing few details about the case, but they say the missing men know each other. two new studies claim that drinking coffee could actually extend your life.
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researchers found that people drinking two to three cups of coffee a day had an 18% lower risk of dying from any cause than noncoffee drinkers. they say even one cup per day has benefits. we are screwed, as two non -- >> two people who don't drink coffee on the overnight. >> wow. all right. well, one family in littleton, colorado, is now celebrating a new member of the family who could not have more perfect timing. >> we're talking about little bowden eckert who was due on july 17th, but on july 1st, his mother underwent an emergency c-section, and it turns out the family was hoping for a july 1st birthday anyway, that's because boden's father was born on july 1st, 1990. and his great-grandfather was also born on july 1st, 1931. >> i didn't cry this time. i was just joyous.
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that's what your daddy said. >> having him come on my birthday and my grandfather's birthday is a pretty amazing thing. >> the odds of three members of the same family in different generations sharing the same birthday, about 33,000 to one. >> 10,000 times more likely to happen than winning the mega millions jackpot. coming up, breaking skinny news involving the most famous frog in the world. >> yes, we're getting word that kermit is out. but is he gone forever? >> what? >> this is legit breaking news. >> big time. and governor chris christie is still in office. but some new jersians are ready to see him go, including one radio show listener who let christie know all about it live on the air. first, here's a look at today's forecast.
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it shows a stay at an airbnb getting violent with the host pushing one of his guests down a flight of stairs. one of the victim's friends says the argument was sparked by four women checking out of the man's apartment late. that woman suffered internal injuries and bruises and the host reportedly has been arrested. and back here at home, new jersey governor chris christie got an earful while guest-hosting a sports radio station yesterday. >> one week after he and his family were caught enjoying a beach that he had actually closed to the public over a budget dispute, it appears many of his constituents aren't letting it go. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: on one of america's most popular sports shows, america's least-popular governor, chris christie feeling the heat for that new jersey beach day on the jersey shore. >> mike in montclair, what's up, mike? >> governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is
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closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat [ bleep ] in a car -- >> reporter: christie's beach outing over the fourth of july holiday caused a national scandal because this particular beach was closed to the general public due to a state government shutdown. >> you know, mike, i love, i love getting calls from communists in montclair. >> communists in montclair -- you're a bully, governor, and i don't like bullies. >> i'm not the one who came on the air, hey, hold on. i'm not the guy who came on the air, swore on the air. >> who swore? >> you did. >> get the heck out of here. >> you swore on the air, you're a bum. >> reporter: first there was bridge gate and now beach gate. it's all taken a serious toll on christie's popularity. a new monmouth university poll shows his approval rating languishing at an all-time low, a dismal 15%. david wright, abc news, new york. >> brave of him to go on the air
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and take on this radio show knowing that his approval ratings are so low and right on the heels of this. >> just shows that his approval ratings have nowhere to go but up. so, you know -- >> might as well. >> much lower than 15%. i will tell you some of the memes that have been out there have been absolutely amazing, showing the governor in all sorts of situations. broadway shows. >> sitting in the chair. >> yeah, sitting in the chair. >> we had a few of them on the show. people are creative at times like these. we are going to move on and talk about baseball, because aaron judge of the new york yankees has added another accomplishment to his incredible rookie season. >> he beat miguel sano. of the minnesota twins 11-10 in the final run of the home run derby. overall, he hit 47 home runs and his longest shot was 513 feet. in batting practice, he hit one off the stadium's retractable roof. >> judge is a triple crown contender at the season's halfway point, 30 home runs, .329 batting average, 66 rbis.
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another player in the derby described judge as, quote, freaking unbelievable. he's actually doing great. >> good time to be judge, right? >> thought the hometown boy giancarlo would do well, but -- no. >> there was one image from the futures game that was too good to pass up. ronald acuna of the braves and rowan moncada of the white sox. >> so you have acuna and moncada. ♪ acuna moncada what a wonderful phrase ♪ ♪ ♪ acuna moncada catchy phrase >> you think they know? no worries. moving on. getting a wrap cue. akuna matata ♪
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny it is exciting. >> it's skinny time! and "the skinny" next. ♪ skinny ♪ it is exciting. >> it's skinny time! and we get to talk about the dwindling number of dudes hanging out on "the bachelorette." >> that's a good thing. she's down to the final four. and here to tell us how rachel got there is our senior bachelor international analyst, correspondent, expert -- >> oh, keep going, man. >> -- jack sheahan. >> it's great, it's massaging my soul. i brought the rose. since the dwindling numbers. leave that right there. >> you're not asking me if i accept the rose. >> would you like to accept this rose? >> yes. >> all right, diane's rose for the segment. >> aren't you allergic?
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>> let's get into this here. just to reset the whole thing. we had six guys that started this whole mess. they've gone from somewhere in scandinavia. i forget where they were. they go to geneva, switzerland. okay, roll that beautiful bachelorette footage. we'll start with the one-on-one date with the analyst pick brian. they're driving a bentley around in geneva. then they hit the breitling store. rachel gets crazy. she's buying the brightlings. that's where the kiss came in, not to mention the champagne. so they both walk out of there with breitling watches. that's a pretty good investment. leads to a boat ride. eventually they get to dinnertime. not only did brian get the rose, brian got the breitling. >> very good date. >> next, one-on-one date with dean. dean's a little young. their date started out with a not-so-rollicking mass at a catholic church in french, so you know, who knows.
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they're walking around. dean didn't quite seem to be able to get serious. he was talking about dinosaurs, flowers, whatever. rachel seemed to be a little frustrated by all that. finally, dean breaks down a little bit. he starts talking about his father who he described as dysfunctional. and if we watched all the -- if you survived all the way to the promo at the end of the episode, you saw what some of this dysfunction was all about. dean probably saved himself right there. dean got the rose. by the way, dean did not get the breitling. >> ahh. >> yes, moving forward. next we move to the mountains with peter. a favorite area of the analysts of the world, the tour de france gets to this area next week. there's dogsledding. it looked a little chilly at altitude, but they were talking, excuse me, had a very nice time.
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when everyone got back down and thawed out, they had a dinner. peter's talking about his family. his ex-girlfriend, blah, blah, blah. peter, eventually, gets the rose. peter does not get the breitling. >> see the pattern. >> yes. >> there's only one rose left. this is adam, matt and eric on the boat. and there goes matt. matt gets the boot first. he might be the nicest guy. we never knew all that much about who got ousted this late in the game. >> he did not get the breitling. >> he did not get the breitling either. forget about him. comes down to adam and eric. eric gets the rose. adam gets a ride to the airport. [ laughter ] >> both of these guys who were ousted last night unfortunately were dignified on their way off the show. >> fortunately. >> it was what it was. brian, dean and his dysfunctional father. peter, eric, hometown visits next week.
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analyst out. >> hometown visits. >> hometown visits. those are always entertaining. especially if you have a dysfunctional part of the family. we're going to move on to news about an amphibious friend of the show. >> kermit the frog is being replaced after nearly three decades. >> yeah, but don't worry, kermit the character isn't going anywhere. but steve whitmire has played him, taking over the role from jim henson. back in 1990 he took over that role. >> yeah, abc news confirmed this saying his replacement will start next week with the muppets. thought of the week. >> so first we lost mr. met, and now the person who plays kermit. this world losing its heroes. >> kermit the frog, friend of the show. now the person who plays kermit. this world losing its heroes. >> kermit the frog, friend of the show.
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despacito ♪ >> i wonder if he knows the words to that yet. >> i'm going to say no. >> so daddy yankee is one of the guys on that song. >> he does know the words. >> he knows the words to "despacito." knows the words and has made history. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: it's been called the song of the summer. now despacito is helping to break barriers. daddy yankee officially becoming the first latino artist to earn the number one spot on spotify. and he's largely got this track to thank. the streaming service confirming that the puerto rican artist surpassed well over 44 million listeners to unseat "shape of you" singer, ed sheeran. ♪ despacito which
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means "slowly." certainly didn't move slowly. skyrocketing to the top 100. the song's popularity, a global phenomenon. ♪ >> reporter: daddy yankee going viral just days ago for this duet with a young cancer patient in madrid. the reggae tone star taking to instagram earlier to thank his fans for their continued support. >> we've been on this wave for a long time. now, it feels good that the whole world gets to surf with us. >> reporter: that wave boosting tourism in daddy yankee's native puerto rico. dan harris, abc news, new york. ♪ >> i love it. ♪ so one last thing. that despacito has nothing do do with. but we want to give you. ♪ >> a wonderful moment at a
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coldplay concert. >> oh, we're not talking about daddy yankee anymore. a young man named rob was hoisted into the air. after some folks bumped into his wheelchair. they apparently wanted to apologize. they wanted to give him a better view. >> rob crowd-surfed all the way to the stage where chris martin invited him on for the thrill of a lifetime. the entire stadium there in dublin, ireland, screaming for rob. >> and then rob put on a performance of his own. >> he got to play with them! he got to play with chris martin. >> what are the odds that rob can also rock out on the harmonica? ♪ despacito >> i don't think that's what he was playing. >> no? was he playing the "world news now" tune?
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making news in america this morning, new revelations about the meeting that the president's son had with the russian attorney. the report is now describing what donald trump jr. knew before that meeting. we'll get the full details live from washington. breaking news the deadly crash of an american military plane with more than a dozen people on board. the plane slamming into a farm field. this morning no signs of survivors. investigators on the scene trying to figure out what happened. and we have new details about the case of four missing men near philadelphia. what we're now learning about the man in custody and his possible connection to and baseball's new home run champ. aaron judge of the new york yankees living up to the hype ahead of tonight's all-star game.

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