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month and sunday. experts believe it became separated from his mother. while migrating up the west coast. and johnson and johnson is paying out on baby powder. a woman claims her terminal ovarian cancer was caused by talc in the company's baby powder and that they failed to warn her about the risks of the product. johnson & johnson says it will appeal that $417 million award. a judge in ohio is recovering from an ambush outside his own courthouse. as he was heading into work. >> he was shot several times by a man who authorities say laid in wait for his target. but the judge was armed himself, pulled out his own weapon and returned fire. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: ohio investigators hunting for answers. >> we need 911. we need a squad up here. we have shots fired. >> reporter: after a brazen targeted attack against a judge
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as he was heading into work. >> it just hurts. you have a judge shot in front of his courthouse. >> reporter: around 7:00 a.m., authorities say the suspect nate richmond arrived at the jeffson county courthouse, armed with a gun, lying in wait, sitting in a car nearby. just after 8:00 a.m., as judge joseph bruzzese was making his way to the courthouse, the suspect ambushed him. firing five shots at point blank range. >> he goes up to the judge and apparently fired a shot here then he shoved the judge down. >> reporter: the judge, who carries a gun, firing back. and a probation officer nearby also returning fire on richmond, who was killed on the scene. the suspect is the estranged father of malik richmond, the former steubenville high school star football player who was convicted in 2013 of sexually assaulting a fellow student. nate richmond had a number of cases in the judge's courtroom throughout the years. >> whether or not there's a
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connection between those prior appearances in that courtroom and today's action, we don't know the answer to that yet. >> reporter: officials say the judge is in stable condition and his injuries are not life threatening. alex perez, abc news, steubenville, ohio. >> our thanks to alex. when we come back, celebs freaking out over the eclipse. and those wanting to flip it when it comes to the confederate statues. we'll explain in "the skinny" coming up. e forever, that's why you'll stay in this drawer forever. i can't live without you, and that's why i'll never ever wash you. protect your clothes from stretching, fading and fuzz with downy fabric conditioner. fading and fuzz with downy fabric conditioner. it smooths and strengthens fibers to protect clothes from the damage of the wash. so your favorite clothes stay your favorite clothes. downy fabric conditioner.
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as you know, my name is as you know, my name is conan o'brien, or for those who watched the eclipse today without protective glasses, hi, i'm ryan gosling. >> yeah! >> he looks just like ryan gosling. >> oh, yeah. >> wow, the shade that you just provided. >> they don't look like. not saying anything about that. >> it was a 70-mile-wide path of shade just now. the late night comics having a
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bit of fun with the eclipse. the prince of darkness himself, ozz ozzy osbourne took center stage in illinois and sang "dark of the moon." he played at the eclipse. it lasted about two hours. >> others took to social media. check out lady gaga. she was ready with a rooftop message saying "take me to your planet." bill nye, the science guy, he was reporting for abc when he managed to take a time-out to snap himself a solar selfie. >> even the science guy was wowed by it. >> does cupping your hand help see it? >> that's a technical thing. amy schumer, not one to shy away from social media and photos. taking part. >> that's not how you're supposed to use a pinhole camera. i don't think these are nasa
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approved. >> but her nails look so nicely done. >> trying to peek through her special glasses. sarah jessica parker may have been the most excited. check this out. >> it's so humbling. it's so -- >> it's partly cloudy, actually. >> it's happening, it's happening. >> it's happening, it's happening. can you hear her? >> sounds like the double rainbow guy. >> her husband matthew broderick. >> it was almost just as much fun watching people react to the eclipse as it was watching the actual eclipse coverage. it was almost as fun watching people react as it was watching the actual eclipse coverage. and new york is a very obviously busy city. people move quickly. they do not stop, and they don't like when other people stop. it was this rare occurrence where you saw full corners. everybody stopped and looked up. >> yeah, we were walking down
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the street, brian, our producer and i, there was an old guy who couldn't walk out of his apartment, but he got wheeled out of the apartment to look and people looking out of the cereal boxes and a weird -- >> i like the paris hilton glasses. >> that would be more exciting. >> probably wouldn't help my eyesight. next time. >> yes. 2024. meanwhile, missing misdemeanor elliott may be getting a statue if her fans have anything to say about it. a petition was being made to replace a monument with missy. >> so nathan coughlin is a resident of elliott's hometown, portsmouth, virginia. and started a petition to
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replace a monument with one of missy who he calls a true portsmouth native hero. >> he asked people to sign if you have any of the following. from lyrics of her songs. cute face, chubby waist, thick legs, rump shaking. ♪ misdemeanor >> i know -- >> sorry. i like missy elliott. i got a little excited. i know you're wondering, whatever happened to william hung. >> no, we haven't? >> who? donna just asked who. he was the guy on "american idol." 2004. ♪ i go crazy ♪ >> that was his famous audition on "american idol." and apparently, he is still at it. here he is singing his signature song at the third base bar in arizona over the weekend, caught by tmz cameras. he is riding those three minutes. ♪ >> and he's still hitting the tune.
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>> and he packed the house, 250 people attended. >> wow! >> wow!
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♪ i see the bad moon rising ♪ i see trouble on the way >> so, in case you were sleeping during our coverage of the eclipse, yesterday, we would share some of the highlights for you. >> yes, so here now, the global resources of abc news, all in one country. >> wow. >> a little more. there it is! >> woo! >> we have reached totality. oh, my god! >> wow, you can see the light around the sun. coming around the moon there. it is an incredible image. >> so happy. so happy i could cry. oh, there we go, there we go. the sun is coming back. it's being regurgitated. oh, and there's a star in the
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sky that we can see. oh, it is just absolutely spectacular. look how dark it is. how quiet it is. the air is so still. it is like being in the eye of a hurricane. >> these kids are seeing the grownups. they have never seen a total eclipse in their lifetime. it's been 99 years since this happened here in wyoming and it will be decades before it happens again. >> it's beautiful. i'm almost speechless. the crowd here is absolutely ecstatic. i'm going to have our cameraman, glen turn down the lights. see how dark it really is. it's pitch-black here. >> our photographer can show you as well. we've got 15,000 people gathered for this party. this beats being a work assignment. you feel like a kid again. you feel like you're in third grade, fourth grade science class again. >> we live on a big sphere, orbiting a smaller sphere. with the smaller sphere orbiting
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us. and once in a while these things line up and we experienced totality today. ♪ turn around bright eyes >> and me and a split screen with bonnie tyler is something i never thought i would witness. "total eclipse of the heart" is the most downloaded song on itunes today. number one, for obvious reasons. >> i'm feeling increasingly sad that i slept through this. >> do you want to show -- no lie here. this is actual video of diane during the eclipse. >> i was really tired. i just missed it. but listen. the next one is in 2024. the next total eclipse in america. and i am already prepared. >> we are ready. >> why do people put wipers on them. >> this is the most amazing thing. >> i can't see anything. >> i don't know that they've ever seen anything either. this is great. oh, my god, life-changing. are we still on? >> i think mine are broken.
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good tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. good tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here's some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." president trump says he's not withdrawing from afghanistan. he's not revealing timetables and not revealing how many troops. and other planned details. he's also turning up the heat on neighboring pakistan. we have a full report coming up. what a scene overnight in charlottesville, tensions flaring at a city council meeting there. several people were charged with disorderly conduct as residents lashed out at city officials over the handling of the violent protests. and officials are still hoping to make a few rescues for people trapped in a rubble after an earthquake hitting an italian island at the height of tourist season. one person is already known
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dead, as many as ten missing. not just humans got excited about the great american eclipse but animals as well. zookeepers in knoxville noticed giraffes seemed to be the most impacted by the sudden darkness along with crickets who apparently thought it was already evening. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday. it is august 22nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." roosters must have been very confused -- >> you can imagine -- >> cock-a-doodle -- >> by the way, the camels did not have protective glasses on. >> not a good thing. >> all right. let's start with president trump, staying the course in afghanistan, going against what he called his original instincts. the president outlined the path for american forces without
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offering many specifics on troop numb numbers. and rejected the idea of nation building. ali, good morning. what do we know so far? >> president trump's address may have been short on specifics, but one thing is clear, the u.s. commitment in afghanistan is not winding down anytime soon. ♪ president trump beginning his prime time address on afghanistan with a rare admission. his gut might have been wrong. >> my original instinct was to pull out. and historically, i like following my instincts. but all my life i've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. >> reporter: the president, who railed against the 16-year war during the campaign made clear that the united states isn't ending it anytime soon. >> the consequences of a rapid
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exit are both predictable and unacceptable. >> reporter: a 180-degree change from the tough talk before he became a candidate. >> let's get with it. get out of afghanistan! >> reporter: much of the speech at virginia's ft. myer focussed on the things the united states will not do in the region. >> we will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities. we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. micro management from washington, d.c. does not win battles. >> reporter: trump described the strategy as a departure from that of his predecessor, but he used a lot of the same language that president obama employed shortly after he took office. >> a core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. >> we will execute this transition responsibly. taking into account conditions on the ground.
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>> our commitment is not unlimited. and our support is not a blank check. >> the days of providing a blank check are over. >> reporter: one concrete part of president trump's strategy, putting more pressure on neighboring pakistan to stop harboring terrorists. a key part of why the white house calls this a strategy for all of south asia. >> pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in afghanistan. it has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. >> reporter: now obviously, the speech was all about afghanistan, but the president did refer indirectly back to those violent protests last weekend in charlottesville, saying that soldiers returning from battle should come home to a nation that has quote, renewed the sacred bonds of love and unity. kendis, diane? >> we know house speaker paul ryan held a town hall this evening. what did he have to say about
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all of this. >> he talked about from trump's numerous -- >> take a listen. >> he messed up on tuesday. he was right on monday, and he was right just about an hour ago. he was wrong on -- >> when he was reading from the teleprompter. >> i think he messed up on tuesday. [ applause ] so let me say it this way. >> diane and kendis, that violence occurred last weekend. and if you include his remarks last night, the president has now made four separate remarks on charlottesville. >> it's still unusual to hear him speak about charlottesville, when he's revealing a plan on war. interesting take from paul ryan and others. moving on to major steps the navy is taking following the collision of the ""uss john mccain's" collision off with an oil tanker in singapore. >> as well as the one that crippled another vessel in june. abc's martha raddatz with the details. >> reporter: the crippled "uss
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john mccain" is in port at a naval base in singapore, while workers scramble to find the missing soldiers and the cause of the accident. the gaping hole giving a hint of the horror that took place inside. >> it's an inexcusable tragedy. >> reporter: it was before dawn when one of the most sophisticated ships in the navy collided with an oil tanker in the south china sea. the bulbous nose of the tanker piercing the left side, which would be near berthing areas for the crew. in addition to those missing, five sailors were injured, four were medevaced to singapore. it is the second major collision fort seventh fleet in two months. seven died in june when the "uss fitzgerald" collided with a container ship off the coast of japan. >> what have we missed? has something changed in the
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environment? are radars so good we're relying only on radars and not basic seamanship? >> reporter: the senior officers on the "fitzgerald" have been relieved of duty. and the navy announced all operations were being halted for the next several days for the entire fleet. >> this trend demands more forceful action. as such, i direction an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world. >> reporter: in addition to the human tragedy, we now have $2 billion warships out of commission, all coming at a time of tension with china when north korea is threatening the u.s. and its allilies what it sa says are nuclear-tipped missiles. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. and on that note, north korea is promising unsparing punishment. that is after the u.s. and south korea started military drills. north korea recently backed off threatening to launch missiles at guam but brought back the
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threats after the drills started. more than 1,000 secret service agents may not be paid for required overtime unless congress steps in. the shortfall is partly contributed to protecting president trump and his large extended family of 18 around the clock as they travel frequently. but the head of the secret service says caps on agents' salaries and overtime have been an issue long before this administration. the white house says it would work with lawmakers to resolve the problem. a wisconsin teenager in the so-called slender man stabbing has pleaded guilty. anissa wire admitted to helping another girl try to kill classmate peyton lightner in 2014. she says they did it to impress slender man. jurors will determine whether she goes to prison or mental facility. and we may see a rise in the number of teens and children diagnosed with high blood pressure.
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the american academy of pediatrics is calling for new guidelines. they include updated weight and height tables. under the old guidelines, as many as 2% of young people are hyper tensive, but that figure is expected to double under the new system. an airliner barely missed the full force of a lightning bolt. >> it happened as an airbus was preparing to land in birmingham, england, earlier this month. watch at entire skylights up around that plane. the bolt itself just misses. are planes equipped to handle direct lightning? >> yeah, it's perfectly safe for them to get a hit. >> you first. coming up, the special solar eclipse edition of "this happened." for one meteorologist, it was the moment of totality that was just too much to handle. and she's the olympic superstar taking on usa gymnastics and criticizing its handling of sexual abuse
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well, people in manhattan well, people in manhattan were peering to the skies for something other than the eclipse yesterday. a high-risk high-rise rescue of
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two window washers. the workmen were being lowered from the roof when their scaffolding million functioned. the rescue there was by firefighters pulling them in. that's a 35th floor window. there were no injuries. and usa gymnastics is reacting after being fiercely criticized by one of its well-known athletes. >> aly raisman is one of the most decorated gymnasts of all time and is speak out against the worst scandal ever. here's abc's brian smith. >> it just keeps going up and bam. >> reporter: aly raisman is sharing harsh words for the u.s. gymnastics and u.s. olympic commit over their response to sexual abuse allegation against longtime team doctor larry nassar who she is calling a monster.
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in an interview, raisman says, i feel like there are a lot of articles about it, but nobody has said this is horrible. this is what we're doing to change. raisman also accuses usa gymnastics of trying to sweep it under the rug. nassar, who pled guilty last month to child pornography still faces dozens of charges of sexual abuse and is being sued by over 125 women and girls who claim he abused them during medical examinations. raisman is now the most high-profile figure to take aim at the sports governing bodies. >> because of her resume, the olympics gold medal, i think it speaks volumes and i think these are words that are going to be heard and they're going to reverberate throughout the u.s. gymnastics world. >> reporter: earlier this year, the senate judiciary committee heard testimony from former gymnasts who say that usa gymnastics failed to protect them from falling prey to the former team doctor. >> dr. nassar abused me at the usa national training center in texas. he abused me in california and meets all over the world. >> reporter: usa gymnastics released a statement saying, as we have said, we are appalled by
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the conduct of which larry nassar is accused. and we are sorry that any athlete has been harmed during his or her gymnastic career. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> good for her for speaking out. she made these comments after being inducted into the gymnastics hall of fame. she says she wants to see support not only for the girls who obviously were abused but also for some who may be traumatized by knowing what could have happened to them. >> if they're going to listen to anybody, it will be her. coming up -- darkness in the middle of the day. >> seeing what it was like in that eclipse zone. we'll show you next. everything. i love you, but sometimes you stink. soft surfaces trap odors. febreze fabric refresher cleans them away for good. because the things you love the most can stink.
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♪ here comes the sun ♪ doo, doo, doo, doo ♪ here come the sun ♪ and i say, it's all right ♪
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♪ here comes the sun ♪ doo, doo, doo, doo ♪ here come the sun ♪ and i say, it's all right ♪ ♪ doo, doo, doo >> so millions of people stopped to look up at the sky. for this once in a lifetime sight of the great american eclipse. >> yes from sea to sun-covered sea, people were all about this made in america event. this america exclusive, this america strong eclipse. >> keep goin', baby. >> here's matt gutman. >> reporter: after so much anticipation, it arrived right on schedule. the celestial matinee turning night to day. in lincoln city, oregon. the first stop for totality. >> oh, my, it is just absolutely spectacular. look how dark it is, how quiet it is. the air is still. this is like be being in the eye of a hurricane. >> reporter: next stop, the place known as solar city. >> i'm almost speechless. the crowd here is absolutely ecstatic. i'm going to have our cameraman, glen, turn down the lights. you actually get a sense of -- turn it off, glen, let's see how
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dark it really is. it's pitch-black here. this is the most incredible thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: madras, oregon. going dark for 2 minutes, 4 seconds then that sliver of sun coming back. >> hundreds here in madras, feasting their eyes on a spectacular that many of us will never get to see again. >> reporter: a shadow marching eastward, averaging 1800 miles an hour, reaching a place known as car henge. american cars creating a replica of stonehenge. built by a family years ago. >> 38 cars rescued from dumps, they painted them all gray. but you can't see the color, you can see the outline of them under that extraordinary moment there. >> reporter: the spectacular landing in city after city, including the so-called capital of the eclipse, carbondale, illinois. but carbondale, which should have had 2:41 of darkness was darkened by something else. clouds. you guys have brought us into the drama. you've got 45 seconds there, and it all depends on the weather
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system above you. >> reporter: thousands who traveled there crestfallen. >> they're looking up because this might be the only and best shot of it they get. >> reporter: but then with just seconds left, the clouds part. >> there it is. there it is. what an extraordinary gift right hear in the last final few seconds. >> reporter: in kelly, kentucky, something else emerges in the sky. >> we can see venus at this point in kelly, kentucky. i love the fact that you can see venus. >> reporter: even the president stepping out of the white house to watch. finally, the last major stop for the great american eclipse, charleston, south carolina. the clouds cooperating. >> you know, it really puts us in our place as far as our role in the cosmos, doesn't it? the fact that we here on earth are part of something much bigger. >> reporter: then sky gazers started to make the long journey home. in remote rigby, idaho, bumper
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to bumper traffic for hours. >> you can see the traffic coming out of idaho falls goes as far as the eye can see. >> reporter: this traffic jam started precisely as the eclipse ended. people had already packed, gotten into their cars. one family headed back to california. and how long do you expect that to take you with this traffic? >> oh, about 20 hours. >> reporter: 20 hours, was it worth it? >> yeah! >> reporter: as it was for a nation of americans, soaking up the great american eclipse. >> you hunker down. the single road out of here is still bumper to bumper. and some folks waited three hours to get out of the parking lot. i stopped one motorist and asked her was it worth it? and she had a brilliant answer. she said it was totality worth it. matt gutman, abc news, madras, oregon. >> man, so fascinating to watch. we did such a great job. abc news had exclusive access to the great american eclipse and you slept through it.
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you are free to go. tide and downy together. ♪ once upon a time i was falling ♪ once upon a time i was falling in love ♪ ♪ now i'm only falling apart ♪ nothing i can do ♪ total eclipse of the heart >> hopefully this is the last time we'll get to play it until 2024 when it comes back, special edition of "this happened", and the song choice, of course, to give you a hint. >> that's right, we are focusing on the eclipse, of course and some pretty awesome reactions. >> yeah. >> some people clapped, applauded. some people cheered. a few people cried. however, we found this little girl in salem, oregon, i think takes the cake for most excited person about the eclipse. let's take a listen. [ screaming ] >> oh, my god!
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oh, my god! that's crazy! >> boy, can you hear her. >> this is in salem, oregon. they heard her in charleston, south carolina. >> i think so. so the video was taken by a journalist who was also in the area. >> oh, my god! >> and he didn't have to say anything. just her sound bite. >> kind of reminds you of someone, doesn't it? remember? >> whoa! oh, my god! oh, my god. oh! wow! >> i'm not sure you could ever find anybody more excited than the double rainbow guy, but i think oregon eclipse girl wins. >> i got to tell you, in
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chicago, wgn is legend. his weathercast will go on for a good 20 minutes during the newscast and you're okay with it. he was broadcasting live during the eclipse yesterday. and take a listen. >> this must be good. >> yeah. >> people started sobbing. for some, it's just a life changing event, and we may start doing that, too. >> the legend, tom skilling, breaking down in tears. i got to imagine shep smith was excited, right? the eclipse. what do you think? ♪ deer and the antelope play >> wow! would you look at that! >> it's a total eclipse of the sun. >> and they know this is all it's going to be, right? just a moon over the sun. >> the things coming out now. >> oh, my goodness. that didn't last long. yoo-hoo! i want to see more. >> it didn't last long. >> shepherd, i feel better
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this morning on "world news now." this morning on "world news now." president trump signaling a new direction in america's longest war. >> before a largely military audience, the president announced that the u.s. will simply not pull out of afghanistan on a timetable and that america is not nation building again but killing terrorists. we'll have team coverage ahead, including reaction and criticism of the president's remarks. heritage or hate. many communities grappling with that question and how to handle confederate monuments in the wake of charlottesville. one man under arrest after allegedly trying to blow up a statue as more come do you know in the middle of the night. and a scooter adds insult to what could have been some serious injury. when a family appears to flip over the handlebars. and then as they're just picking up the pieces, the scooter just takes off on its own.
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and our one moment in time. in history, the great eclipse, hosted by the greatest country this the world. america. with millions across the country displaying patriotic pride wearing those goofy glasses and geeking out. social media feeds may finally be recovered. we're just getting started. and then no more, we promise, until 2024. we promise. it is tuesday, august 22nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i don't even know if we can keep that promise. >> no, we can't quite keep the promise. >> i don't know. we'll find out soon enough. what did you do for the eclipse? >> well, it was a big day. i knew it would be 2024 before we won the bidding war for the next eclipse. >> like the olympics? >> exactly. so i decided to go out there in central park and i really kind of like channeled the moment. everybody in new york city and all across the country embraced the moment.
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>> yeah. it was a moment that you couldn't miss. >> i imagine the same for you. we didn't connect yesterday. what did you do for the eclipse? >> i had a different plan, actually. yeah. >> you slept through it? >> i kind of did. >> in your mcdonald's onesies? >> it was very comfortable. look, i had my glasses. i was ready to go. and then it just, you know, i saw the eclipse in my dreams. >> there you go. >> does that count? >> it does. it looks the same, with your eyelids closed, it's all the same. >> truth be told, i woke up at 2:35, realized i couldn't see the sun from any of my apartment windows. turned on our coverage just in time for the total eclipse and went back to bed. >> it was probably about 80% coverage in washington, d.c. area which is where the first family got to see the partial eclipse for those folks there. but the president was getting a little bit of heat for that. >> ooh, breaking the rules. >> not once but several times, he looked up at the sun, and the
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sun was like, you know what? i blink. you win, mr. president, yes, indeed. that's how he spent the earlier part of his day, and he did a little bit of traveling down the road to ft. myer and came up with his new war plan. as part of that, the president is saying he's not pulling out from afghanistan anytime soon, but that he's not talking troop numbers yet. >> the president delivered this prime time speech from ft. myer in virginia and announced a shift from timetables to a strategy based on conditions on the ground. and he warned that america's support is not a blank check. abc's lana zak has more. >> reporter: president trump now says he's on board with a plan to send additional troops to afghanistan. >> i concluded that the security threat we face in afghanistan and the broader region are immense. >> reporter: afghan forces say they need more help to fight a resurgent taliban.
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the new troops will help those join 8,000 u.s. troops already on the ground there, part of 13,000 coalition forces. >> the men and women who serve our nation in combat deserve a plan for victory. >> reporter: the president did not say how many more americans would be sent, but the pentagon's proposal originally unveiled in may would add 3,000 to 4,000 troops and increase the amount of the foreign aid being sent to the nation. before he was president, mr. trump opposed increasing america's commitment in afghanistan. >> let's get with it, get out of avenue gap stan. >> reporter: getting out of afghanistan a position he often repeated as a private citizen, but one that was harder to maintain as commander in chief. >> my original instinct was to pull out. and historically, i like following instincts. but all my life i've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office.
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>> reporter: and the president also called on india and pakistan to step up, but one thing that the president said he would not do, give a timetable for when all u.s. troops in afghanistan will be home. lana zak, abc news, washington. our thanks to lana there. and the president offered few details on how his approach would significantly differ from his predecessor's. but his speech is getting positive reactions from some republicans. >> the president is also facing plunging poll numbers specifically related to his handling of charlottesville, and his opening words still show that that's on his mind. let's bring in abc's ali rogan for more insight on this. ali, i want to start with this new war plan. is it new actually, and what's the general reaction? it sounds some positive. >> there's a saying the more things change the more they stay the same. that is a lot of the reaction from democrats and republicans today. there wasn't a whole lot the president said in tonight's speech that president obama also didn't say when he decided to put his mark on the afghanistan
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strategy, when he came into office in 2009. some of the reaction from republicans today, as you mentioned, there's just not that many specifics in this plan. so it's hard for democrats and republicans to comment, specifically, about what they thought. but that was the very thing that a lot of senate democrats were bringing up tonight. they were criticizing the lack of specificity in this speech. senate armed services chairman jack reed saying, quote, unfortunately, the president's speech tonight was short on the details. our troops and american people deserve more. a lot of unanswered questions for democrats, and on the republican side, they were praising the fact that donald trump specifically said we're not putting an arbitrary deadline on this withdrawal where he it's conditions based which is also something that president obama said a lot back in 2009. but he reiterated that this is going to be a commitment that is not done when we say it's done. senate armed services chairman, john mccain saying, quote, the president is now moving us well beyond the prior
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administration's failed strategy of nearly postponing defeat. >> go ahead. >> i was going to say, john mccain has not been shy about criticizing president trump. so kind of interesting coming to his support. >> he actually had his own afghanistan plan locked and loaded and ready to go in case the president did not come up with his own. >> indeed. because there were no details, a lot of people were saying this morning this was basically him trying to distract from the mess he made with charlottesville. and we have new poll numbers involving that. >> that's right, we do, kendis. that cloud not lifting from the white house yet. the violence in charlottesville that happened last weekend. the new poll numbers from abc/"washington post" poll show that 28% of the people approved of the president's response to the charlottesville violence. 56% disapproved. those are bad numbers however, whichever way you slice it. if you dive down below the top line numbers. 42% of people say the president's been equating neo-nazis and white supremacists with those who oppose them, and
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only 35% say he's not doing that. so we've got a plurality of folks saying he's putting too much similarity between the too groups. >> the negative effects from that press conference continue to follow. ali, thanks so much, we so appreciate the insight. moving on now to texas, where a man is in federal custody for allegedly trying to blow up a confederate statue in houston. prosecutors say andrew shneck was caught with bomb making materials saturday near a civil war monument. the 24-year-old told a park ranger he, quote, did not like that guy in the statue. he was also arrested in 2014 on explosives-related charges. there was a confrontation on the main campus of university of texas as four confederate statues were removed. now in the shoutfest in austin as the monuments came down in the early morning hours, you can see them there and the statues were relocated to other parts of
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the campus. and the navy has ordered a pause as it begins to investigate the collision of the "uss john s. mckwacain." the collision happened in the busy waters of singapore. the ship is docked at a naval base while search efforts continue for ten missing sailors. the navy will also look at the deadly "uss fitzgerald" crash off japan in june. >> i think one of the things they will look at here, it was nighttime, one third of all maritime shipping goes through here. so there were probably extenuating circumstances, but no doubt as we saw in the "fitzgerald," there was probably human error involved as well. >> and the "mccain's" was the fourth mishap this year. the impact of the oil tanker caused flooding in crew sleeping areas as well as rooms used for communications. army sergeant bowe bergdahl has chosen to have his trial heard by a judge and not a military jury. bergdahl faces charges of dissertation and misbehavior for
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walking off his post in afghanistan. if found guilty, bergdahl could send the rest of his life in prison. he'll be tried in october at ft. bragg, north carolina. more than a few companies are testing out self-driving cars, but we found a scooter with a mind of its own. >> so, this happened in southwest china. three family members on that scooter. and it flips over, head over heels as a car pulls in front of them. >> so everyone seems to be okay. you can watch them get up. they walk away. dad goes to pick up the scooter, and just like that, the scooter is gone. it goes off on its own straight into oncoming traffic. dad is left in the dust. no scooter, but luckily, a family with everybody intact. could have gone a lot worse. but that scooter, there might be something going on there. >> possessed. all right, coming up -- >> there's a scooter for sale on craigslist. >> it might be a lemon, you can have it.
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while you're eating avocados all the wrong way. >> and how we're apparently chasing eclipses all wrong as well. it happens a lot more often than we might think, but they're not easy to find. we meet some folks who freak -- frequent these things in the dark. but first, a chaotic scene in the cabin. an unruly passenger kicked off after trying to open the plane's door mid flight. you're watching "world news now."
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well, this morning, the fbi well, this morning, the fbi is looking into a scare on board an american airlines flight after a man allegedly tried to open a cabin door. >> other passengers subdued him until flight attendants were able to step in. abc's david kerley explains more. >> reporter: these are the moments just after passengers were screaming as a man allegedly tried to open one of the jet's doors in flight. >> i hear some yelling. this gentleman is standing in the middle of the aisle. i'm saying i'm going to punch him if he opens the door. i didn't know what was going on, if we were being hijacked.
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>> reporter: the american airlines jet was prepared to land in minneapolis, and once on the ground, police boarding and escorting the man in sunglasses off the aircraft. >> opening the door. >> opening the door in flight that scared me a lot and the passengers next to me. >> reporter: while there was plenty of fear among passengers on saturday, those emergency doors can't be opened in flight. most jetliner doors mechanically seal against the fuselage. and during flight, the cabin pressurization pushes against the door, pressure making it humanly impossible to open that door. the passenger who was taken off the jetliner was not arrested. and while the fbi says it is looking at the case, no charges have been filed. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. coming up in the next half hour, the latest lawsuit against johnson & johnson by a woman who claims that her cancer was caused by an ingredient in baby powder. we'll tell you what a jury has just decided.
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but first, we meet up close and personal with some eclipse chasers. it's not a once in a lifetime thing for them. they roam the world in search of the celestial event year round. that's next on "world news now." that's next on "world news now." noughs now. ghs now. hs now. s now. \. knock out your sinus symptoms with vicks sinex. the ultra-fine mist starts working instantly to deliver up to 12 hours of ahhhhh get fast relief with vicks sinex.
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♪ blinded by the light
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♪ wrapped up like the deuce the runner in the night ♪ blinded by the light >> a lot of people were blinded by the light. diane not among them, but we celebrated this huge, total eclipse. >> i was blinded by the back of my eyelids. >> exactly. it's been the first time in 38 years since we had one of those total eclipses right here in north america. >> a big deal. >> it's actually more common than you'd think. >> well, that is if you're willing to constantly travel around the world to see them. abc's david wright has more on eclipse chasers. >> reporter: america stood still, spell bound by a cosmic pot of dough. and it was easy for you to see why for some people once in a lifetime is not enough. >> this is real. >> people are feeling the hair standing up on the back of their neck. >> you are standing in the shadow of the moon. like this phrase -- standing in the shadow -- people write poem about that line. >> pink floyd music. >> yeah, right. >> reporter: one of many classic songs.
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"eclipse." ♪ and everything i've ever sung ♪ >> it's like a little kid that has to watch his mother go away and disappear, like that's scary. you know that it should be there. and luckily, it comes back, but because it's so unnatural, i think the experience is one that you can't replicate in any other way. >> reporter: people get hooked on eclipses. >> in is my 11th total solar eclipse. >> this is number 12 for me. >> reporter: they call themselves umbrafiles, eclipse chasers. >> three, two, one! there it is! >> reporter: galavanting around the world. >> look at the chromeosatmosphere. the ruby red color. >> reporter: chasing the moon shadow. >> no, i wld be chasing for the rest of my life. i absolutely know it. >> reporter: gay doesn't just
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chase eclipses. she helps other communities prepare people like her. >> really try not to be on the roads if you can. >> reporter: we caught up her in torrington, wyoming where they were approaching with a mixture of excitement and dread. >> it's a huge deal. i don't think there's anything to compare it to. >> reporter: out on main street, the local h&r black has transformed into a pop-up eclipse store, selling t-shirts, tote bags and glasses. and i would imagine that you're thrilled that the eclipse isn't april 15th. >> exactly. if it was april 15th, we would not be selling t-shirts. >> reporter: in another small town in wyoming, they're wondering how they're going to get through all of this. we're in glendo. >> glendo, wyoming, yes. >> population 200. >> reporter: plus 100,000 eclipse viewers. >> yes. >> reporter: wow. the town has now a one to one ratio of port-a-potties to people.
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no hotel rooms here. the visitors all watching -- >> this is so packed. farmers are charging $20 to park in their fields. >> reporter: they're the center of the universe. >> that's right. >> reporter: for two minutes. >> for two minutes and 28 seconds we're the center of the universe. >> reporter: and oh, what a 2 minutes and 28 seconds was. david baron says more than anything, this is a moment of wonder. the closest thing on earth to space travel. >> it's that feeling of being in the presence of something much larger than yourself. that humbles you. >> reporter: we all looked up in wonder. i'm david wright for "nightline," in glendo, wyoming. >> well, most of us looked up in wonder. >> i looked up at it, i didn't know it was that deep. did you? >> i was asleep. >> i looked at my little glasses. >> oh, yeah? you sure you had the right ones on, right?
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even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. it is time for your tuesday "mix." and we're going to start with something that won't cost you any extra. talking about avocado, and apparently, you people who have been like digging the green and yellowish part of it for so many years. >> uh-huh. >> you've been doing it completely, completely wrong. >> what do you mean? >> researchers from the university of texas analyzed the component of the avocado seed and found the chemicals that are in there can be used in antiviral medications, to inhibit the growth of tumor cells to reduce hardening and narrowing of arteries. basically, the seed itself is the good part. >> that's the part we're supposed to eat? i thought if i ate the seed an avocado tree might grow in my stomach. >> well, that might be possible, too.
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>> so this is -- >> yeah, that's the good part. have a little himalayan sea salt. here, maybe you need a little salt. >> taste that thing. >> i'm not sure i'm doing this the right way. you try to figure that one out. >> oh, oh. >> we'll come back to kendis and follow his progress on eating an avocado seed. but i want to take you to a different side. sometimes drivers get caught up for different reasons, sometimes there's ducks crossing, a deer in the road. but dublin, ireland, check this out. again, this is in dublin, ireland. take a look at this video. that, my friends, is a camel in the road. >> what? >> and guess what, the camel does not care that you have plan and you're in a rush and you're trying to get by. eventually, a man had to get out of his car, come over and basically walk the camel to clear the road, but it kind of reminds me of when the christmas
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spectacular is happening in new york city and they carry the camels into radio city music hall. and you see, every now and then there are tourists that don't know about the christmas spectacular and they just look so thoroughlily confused as to why there's a camel walking through. >> that tastes awful by the way. >> that wasn't? >> uh-huh. >> so it wasn't the most delicious part of the avocado. >> i am not sure i prefer that it's good for you. speaking of teeth because i lost a couple in there. someone lost their teeth over in england. their false teeth. so, this young lady found them, the dentures there and posted a sign taped up there. >> ah! >> saying, have you lost your teeth? >> the dentures are missing some teeth, too. maybe they were trying to eat the avocado seed. >> so she saw this and posted it on facebook. they're having a lot of jokes about it, but nobody has come forward as yet, with that. >> well, let's just go to a funny photo.
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this morning on "world news now" -- what's next for the war in afghanistan. president trump's address hours ago lays out some new ground in the fight against terrorism. but some questions still remain. we have reaction to the president's prime time address. and the new video coming in as anger boiled over. the first charlottesville city council meeting. since the deadly violence in that city. the mayor and city council members forced to flee the meeting. also, this half hour, the ohio judge ambushed in a brazen daytime attack right outside his courthouse. he was shot five times point blank. but he had a surprise for his attacker. he was also armed, pulled out his own gun and returned fire. we'll show you how it all played out. and from sea to shining sea. america's very own eclipse. it was a must-see event for all of us. including those who were wanted
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by the law. hear how the celebration of humanity was too much to pass up for some suspects who are now caught by the sun and the po-po. it is tuesday, august 22nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's great. the easiest stakeout ever. >> we're just going to hang out here. just two years, i tell you, we're going to get him. yep. busted. we'll tell you how the sun ended up catching would-be crooks. well, first, let's talk about the president who is opting against an abrupt exit from afghanistan. >> the president says he doesn't want to create a vacuum to be filled by terrorists. but he's refusing to give any specifics on how many additional troops might be deployed. >> as the president prepares to hold a rally in phoenix tonight, he rejected the idea of timetables and made it clear that the u.s. commitment is not
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unlimited. abc's cecilia vega has the latest from ft. myer, virginia. >> reporter: president trump helping to turn the page after one of the worst weeks of his presidency, announcing a new afghanistan strategy that could send in more troops. >> we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. >> reporter: the president following the advice of his generals, who argue the only way to ultimately beat back the taliban and isis is with more american boots on the ground. he did not give a timetable for withdrawal. >> we will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities. conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on. >> reporter: the move marks a
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major reversal for mr. trump. here he was in 2012. >> afghanistan is a total and complete disaster. what are we doing? let's get with it. get out of afghanistan! >> reporter: the following year, tweeting, we have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in afghanistan. their government has zero appreciation. let's get out! and, as a candidate, he kept it up. >> the people opposing us are the same people who we've -- and think of this -- who've wasted $6 trillion on wars in the middle east. we could have rebuilt our country twice. >> reporter: but just last week, a much more measured tone about the war that has already claimed the lives of more than 2200 american service members. >> it's our longest war in history, 17 years. that's unacceptable. >> reporter: and he explained how his thinking evolved. >> my original instinct was to pull out, and historically, i like following my instincts. but all my life i've heard that
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decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. the security threats we face in afghanistan and the broader region are immense. >> reporter: the president's decision made during a visit to camp david on friday, the white house releasing these behind the scenes images set to music. the president surrounded by members of the national security team, but this time he was surrounded by the troops as he unveiled the most consequential military move of his presidency so far. now, about those troop levels, the president did not specify number, but he made it very clear he is listening to his generals. and they say they want to see about 4,000 more troops head into afghanistan, and it will take more troops to achieve the strategy that the president laid out here. cecilia vega, abc news, arlington, virginia. and the president also called for healing and unity for
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what seemed like the damage to reverse the damage caused by his comments in charlottesville. and in that city overnight, anger boiling over at the first council meeting since the protests. city officials calling for them to resign. they slammed the decision to grant the permit to hate groups. several people were ejected from the meeting and charged with disorderly conduct. councilmembers were forced out of that meeting. we're also having breaking news from philadelphia. at least 33 people have been injured when a commuter train struck an empty train in the suburb of upper darby. this happened just after midnight. four people were told seriously injured. the train's operator was banged up and bloodied after the collision. the causes, of course, in the early stages of the investigation. police in spain says they've broken the cycle for last week's deadly violence. the 22-year-old was shot and killed after being found in a vineyard near barcelona. he's believed to be the driver
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of a van that barrelled down a promenade, killing 13 people. officers opened fire at the vineyard after she say he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt. he was carrying a bag full of knives when police found him. the navy is opening up an investigation into its pacific fleet. after two serious collisions in just two months. search efforts are under way for ten missing sailors from the "uss john s. mccain" which suffered serious damage after colliding with an oil tanker near singapore. the ship is now at a naval base there. the navy's investigation will look at the mccain's accident and the one that damaged the "uss fitzgerald" in june. seven sailors died in that accident. and the coast guard has suspended its search for the crew of a blackhawk helicopter. five crew members were aboard taking part in a nighttime training mission when their chopper was lost. more than 96,000 square miles have been searched in the past week. some debris were located.
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at least one person is dead after an earthquake in italy. the 4.0 magnitude quake struck late last night off of the naples coast. rescuers are looking for people believed to be trapped in the rubble. officials are optimistic they'll be able to rescue more people. as many as 10 are still missing. and here at home, more flooding is expected in the kansas city area. a number of drivers had to be rescued. flash floods covered roadways and as much as three feet of water was reported on some downtown highways. wow, three feet. and from coast-to-coast, millions of americans stopped right in their tracks to take in a once in a generation sight. >> the great american eclipse. the first total solar eclipse seen from coast-to-coast across america since 1918, actually, and provided a spectacular celestial show. across 14 states from oregon to south carolina. >> millions converged on a 70-mile-wide path of totality. for an ideal view of the moon
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completely blocking the sun. and plunging a 209,000 square mile ribbon of america into daytime darkness. >> that sounded so poetic. >> you're welcome. >> waxing poetically. >> a ribbon of america. >> about this pool game in the sky. >> among the viewers were four generations of the bush family, gazing at the sight, safely, of course, through their eclipse glass. >> don't worry if you missed it, like me. there will be another solar eclipse crossing america in just seven years. that path of totality in 2024 will stretch from south texas to the midwest and into new england. >> and the next next total eclipse is july 2nd, 2019, but that's in south america, so it doesn't count for us. >> we will have to travel for that one. >> it helped solve a couple of crimes. >> usa martials arrested ladarius blue in cedar rapids, iowa.
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he'd been missing since june after he failed to register as a sex offender. they caught him when he came out of a home to see the eclipse. >> and police in kissimmee florida grabbed a suspected car thief. he apparently parked the car to buy that welder's mask so he could watch the eclipse. >> and forgot that he was driving a stolen car and the cops might be following him? didn't work out so well for him. >> should have ordered on amazon, the glasses. coming up in "the skinny," celebrities are just like us. they are going crazy for the eclipse. and we'll have a rap of some of the stars who shine the brightest in posting totality. postality. and the judge in ohio who was ambushed outside his own courthouse. but he had a surprise in store for his attacker, but first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by cat's pride.
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experts think the juvenile became separated from its mother while migrating up the west coast. and johnson & johnson is paying out on a case of baby powder. a woman claims her terminal ovarian cancer was caused by talc in the company's baby powder and that they failed to warn her about the risks of the product. johnson & johnson says it will appeal that $417 million award. a judge in ohio is recovering from an ambush outside his own courthouse. as he was heading into work. >> he was shot several times by a man who authorities say laid in wait for his target. but the judge was armed himself, pulled out his own weapon and returned fire. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: ohio investigators hunting for answers. >> we need 911. we need a squad up here. we have shots fired. >> reporter: after a brazen targeted attack against a judge as he was heading into work.
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>> it just hurts. you have a judge shot in front of his courthouse. >> reporter: around 7:00 a.m., authorities say the suspect nate richmond arrived at the jefferson county courthouse, armed with a gun, lying in wait, sitting in a car nearby. just after 8:00 a.m., as judge joseph bruzzese was making his way to the courthouse, the suspect ambushed him. firing five shots at point blank range. >> he goes up to the judge and apparently fired a shot here then he shoved the judge down. >> reporter: the judge, who carries a gun, firing back. and a probation officer nearby also returning fire on richmond, who was killed on the scene. the suspect is the estranged father of ma'lik richmond, the former steubenville high school star football player who was convicted in 2013 of sexually assaulting a fellow student. nate richmond had a number of cases in the judge's courtroom throughout the years. >> whether or not there's a connection between those prior appearances in that courtroom
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and today's action, we don't know the answer to that yet. >> reporter: officials say the judge is in stable condition and his injuries are not life threatening. alex perez, abc news, steubenville, ohio. >> our thanks to alex. when we come back, celebs freaking out over the eclipse. plus fans want to flip it and reverse it when it comes to a confed t fefederate statue. we'll explain in "the skinny" coming up. i can't live without you, and that's why i'll never ever wash you. protect your clothes from stretching, fading and fuzz with downy fabric conditioner. fading and fuzz with downy fabric conditioner. it smooths and strengthens fibers to protect clothes from the damage of the wash. so your favorite clothes stay your favorite clothes. downy fabric conditioner.
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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as you know, my name is as you know, my name is conan o'brien, or for those who watched the eclipse today without protective glasses, hi, i'm ryan gosling. >> yeah! >> he looks just like ryan gosling. >> oh, yeah. >> wow, the shade that you just provided. >> they don't look like. not saying anything about that. >> it was a 70-mile-wide path of shade just now. the late night comics having a
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bit of fun with the eclipse. the star scene, they really got into it. the prince of darkness himself, ozzy osbourne took center stage in illinois and sank "dark of the moon" as the skies darkened as he played. he played at the eclipse. it lasted about two hours. >> others took to social media. check out lady gaga. she was ready with a rooftop message saying "take me to your planet." all right. bill nye, the science guy, he was reporting for abc when he managed to take a time-out to snap himself a solar selfie. >> even the science guy was wowed by it. >> does cupping your hand help see it? >> that's a technical thing. amy schumer, not one to shy away from social media and photos. taking part. >> paris hilton, by the way -- >> that's not how you're supposed to use a pinhole camera. i don't think these are nasa
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approved. >> but her nails look so nicely done. >> trying to peek through her special glasses. sarah jessica parker may have been the most excited. check this out. >> it's so humbling. it's so -- >> it's partly cloudy, actually. >> it's happening, it's happening. can you hear her? >> sounds like the double rainbow guy. >> her husband matthew broderick. chasing the eclipse. >> it was almost just as much fun watching people react to the eclipse as it was watching the actual eclipse coverage. it was almost as fun watching people react as it was watching the actual eclipse coverage. and new york is a very obviously busy city. people move quickly. they do not stop, and they don't like when other people stop. it was this rare occurrence where you saw full corners. everybody stopped and looked up. >> yeah, we were walking down
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the street, brian, our producer and i, there was an old guy who couldn't walk out of his apartment, but he got wheeled out of the apartment to look and people looking out of the cereal boxes and a weird concoction where you could see it in the sidewalk. >> i like the paris hilton glasses. >> it was absolutely underwhelming. that -- that would make it more exciting. >> probably wouldn't help my eyesight. next time. >> yes. 2024. meanwhile, missing misdemeanor elliott may be getting a statue if her fans have anything to say about it. a petition was started to replace a confederate
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♪ misdemeanor >> i know -- >> sorry. i like missy elliott. i got a little excited.
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i know you're wondering, whatever happened to william hung. >> no, we haven't? >> who? donna just asked who. he was the guy on "american idol." 2004. ♪ i go crazy ♪ >> that was his famous audition
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#1 trusted. #1 awarded. it's got to be tide. ♪ ♪ i see the bad moon rising ♪ i see trouble on the way >> so, in case you were sleeping during our coverage of the eclipse, yesterday, we would share some of the highlights for you. >> yes, so here now, the global resources of abc news, all in one country. >> wow. >> a little more. there it is! >> woo! >> we have reached totality. oh, my god! >> wow, you can see the light around the sun. coming around the moon there. it is an incredible image. >> so happy. so happy i could cry. oh, there we go, there we go. the sun is coming back. it's being regurgitated. oh, and there's a star in the
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sky that we can see. oh, it is just absolutely spectacular. look how dark it is. how quiet it is. the air is so still. it is like being in the eye of a hurricane. >> these kids are seeing the grownups. they have never seen a total eclipse in their lifetime. it's been 99 years since this happened here in wyoming and it will be decades before it happens again. >> it's beautiful. i'm almost speechless. the crowd here is absolutely ecstatic. i'm going to have our cameraman, glen turn down the lights. you actually get a sense of how -- see how dark it really is. it's pitch-black here. >> our photographer can show you as well. we've got 15,000 people gathered for this party. this beats being a work assignment. you feel like a kid again. you feel like you're in third grade, fourth grade science class again. >> we live on a big sphere, orbiting a smaller sphere. with the smaller sphere orbiting us. and once in a while these things
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line up and we experienced totality today. ♪ turn around bright eyes >> and me and a split screen with bonnie tyler is something i never thought i would witness. "total eclipse of the heart" is the most downloaded song on itunes today. number one, for obvious reasons. >> i'm feeling increasingly sad that i slept through this. >> do you want to show -- no lie here. this is actual video of diane during the eclipse. >> i was really tired. i just missed it. but listen. the next one is in 2024. the next total eclipse in america. and i am already prepared. >> we are ready. >> why do people put wipers on them. >> this is the most amazing thing. this is -- this is -- >> i can't see anything. >> i don't know that they've ever seen anything either. this is great. oh, my god, life-changing. are we still on? >> i think mine are broken.
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making news in america this morning, overnight president trump revealing his strategy for the war in afghanistan. ruling out a withdrawal. his harsh words for the neighboring country pakistan. we're live in washington with details. tensions flair overnight at a city council meeting in charlottesville. watch as protesters storm the room with signs and hear what they're demanding. breaking right now, dozens injured near philadelphia as a train crashes into a parked train. the details coming in. and one last look at the solar eclipse. see the highlights as it made its way across the country and we'll also show you the view from space and the traffic jams back on earth and the first family taking part.

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