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this brawl aboard a spanish airline wasn't started by an angry passenger. it was started by a passenger who was a little too happy. the intoxicated woman started giving lap dances to people aboard the flight. and then she started tapping other passengers on the head. she was later arrested. >> nothing like a drunken flight serena williams appeared to have a message for french open officials when she played at the u.s. open. >> she says, you don't like my cat suit? all right. take this tutu.
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she went for the ballerina look. up next, a third round matchup with big sister venus tomorrow. >> unfortunately and fortunately we have to play each other. and we make each other better. we bring out the best when we play each other. it's what we do. >> she had a black tutu on her first round match. and now she switched up to the baby blue one. venus also won in straight sets by the way earlier in the day. tomorrow's matchup will be the 30th time the sisters have played. her husband there in the audience. serena leads the matchup. her daughter's birthday is this weekend also. meantime, the tournament's organizers are trying to move past a wardrobe malfunction that's turned into the year's biggest controversy so far. >> it started when a female player turned her shirt around on the court and things got a little messy.
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here is adriannd i had dr adria. >> reporter: france's player did nothing wrong after she was called on a code violation for taking her shirt off to flip it around, sparking allegation of sexism. it happened fresh off an extreme heat break tuesday when she came back on court and realized her shirt was on backwards. it sparked claims of gender bias when several male players are were seen bare chested. one person replying to an earlier photo from andy murray's mom saying where's his code violation. one calls it weak. murray's mother says it sure is. >> if i were to say my true feelings, it would be bleeped out. >> reporter: she wants to move on. >> everybody apologized to me very quickly, in less than 24
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hours. so it is not a big deal anymore. >> reporter: she tells me her biggest fear was getting fined. while she does believe men and women are treated differently in the sport, she says that's not the case here. she's calling the call a mistake and possibly the hot weather got to the umpire too. adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. when we come back, ryan gosling returns to the red carpet. plus, the return of "mrs. doubtfire." "the skinny" is next. . women are standing up for what they deserve in the office in the world and finally, in the bedroom our natural lubrication varies every day it's normal so it's normal to do something about it ky natural feeling the lubrication you want nothing you don't get what you want
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♪i am beautiful in every single way♪ ♪words, can't bring me down♪
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♪ skinny ♪ just give me "the skinny" you had a nice note on that one. >> skinny time. >> we're going to start with a busy night for prince harry. he and his wife meghan attended a charity performance of "hamilton". >> after the show was over, harry got on stage and he's got a better tune than i do. ♪ you say [cheers and applause]
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>> i was going to give it a try, but i said no. >> go on. we're listening. lin manuel miranda was there. and they supported his charity for kids in africa. >> as this is happening, some pictures of a younger harry were surfacing, and they show the 18-year-old prince in his old dorm room. you look above him, you can see a cutout picture of halle berry on that patterned art piece. >> halle berry noticed and tweeted, saying, okay, prince harry, i see you. you were down with the swirl a long time ago. she didn't say that part. i added that part. with the laughing emoji. good for harry. >> i see you, harry. >> do that dance. do that thing.
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next, raves about the upcoming movie about the first manned flight to the moon. it stars ryan gosling as the astronaut neil armstrong and claire foye as his first wife. >> it has plenty of suspense and emotion. >> what are the chances you're not coming back? those kids don't have a father anymore. so are you going to sit the boys down? are you going to prepare them for the fact you might not ever come home? >> do you think you're coming back? >> ooh. that's some heavy. ah. "first man" made its world premiere at the venice film festival and received a three-minute standing ovation and getting 92% on rotten tomatoes. >> it reunites gosling with the
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director from "la la land". it hits theaters october 12.tel. >> does he make it >> what happens? now to another popular movie being adapted for the stage that you're excited about. >> i'm excited. >> "mrs. doubtfire." >> everybody remembers the 1993 movie starring the late robin williams. he disguises himself as a british woman. he wanted to spend time with them after losing custody. >> a lot of memorable moments. >> the water's boiling. >> hello! >> so there is no time horizon. >> there's been talk of the musical happening for three years, producers say they're eager to make it happen. me too. finally, we want to show you the freeway of love.
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the celebration of aretha franklin's life. take a look at this pink cadillac, 100 of them will be lined up in front of the church for her funeral in detroit. ♪ on the freeway the freeway ♪ anif you've got a lifee. you gotta swiffer
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finally this half hour, we're going to talk about the economic impact of california's deadly wildfire season. federal and state officials say this year's wildfires have scorched more than 1900 square miles across the state. >> many of the fires are expected to burn well into the fall and parts of wine country have been affected by the largest fires. >> winemakers are trying to send a message. they're open for business. wayne friedman has more. >> reporter: the pictures in the setting don't seem to fit and yet they are here together. high noon in tourist season and
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the tasting rooms are not exactly bustling. >> the misperception? wine country's on fire and we're not. >> we're about a third what we should be getting in a normal august-september time frame. >> reporter: if anyone would be doing well, look at bill williamson who runs the only free tasting room in town. with the full-blown harvest starting a few days from now it should be crawling with tourists. instead, there are plenty evof tables. this woman imagined a state in flames. what a surprise when she arrived, she says. >> i thought i might see a lot of devastation. but they had to drive me to it. >> we had fires and fires and mudslides in southern cal and a little fire up here, and people contribute now california equals fire country, don't go. >> reporter: it didn't keep brenda charles and her husband
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lyle away. they're from dothan, alabama. come friday they celebrate fire of a different kind, their anniversary. >> i drink white, shes red. >> reporter: and you've been married how long? >> 55 years this friday. >> cool. >> hopefully people can know they are open for business and if you want to drink wine. >> we will support that economy. >> you can make wine as well. >> look at those calves. >> don't get distracted by yourself, kendis. >> yeah, i know. if you would like for us to bottle up that wine, it's still fermenting. >> there might be a market for that, actually. hold my beer. >> too soon for that joke. this is abc's "world news
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now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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a healthy baby is worth the wait. good thursday morning. good thursday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm maggie rulli in for diane macedo. another departure for president trump. white house counsel don mcgahn, a key witness in the russia investigation you can is leaving this fall. and a former texas police officer has now been sentenced to 15 years in prison for murder of an unarmed black teenager. sister act part 30 is set for the u.s. open. venus and serena williams face off tomorrow. and it will be the first meeting since last year's australian
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open. and back then she was pregnant. green bay qb aaron rodgers has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth a record $180 million. not bad. those are our top stories on this thursday, it's august 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that is not a bad contract at all. >> no, it isn't. that's a lot of cheese. >> we need all of our agents to chat, right? >> we were talking about odell beckham jr. being the top paid player. >> didn't last long. we're going to begin with the ugly start to the florida governor race. >> it's been little over 24 hours since the white republican and black democrat won their
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primaries. their contest is seen by many as a referendum on national politics with one candidate far to the left and the other far to the right. >> and it's sure to be even more intense. victor oquendo is in florida. >> reporter: just hours after andrew gillum became candidate for governor, his opponent ron desantis went on the attack. >> the last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda. >> reporter: the backlash to those words "monkey this up" instant. the head of the florida democratic party saying it's disgusting that ron desantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles. desantis called the claims
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absurd. and adding this -- >> we do not condone this language. >> reporter: desantis has made the support of president trump the backbone of his campaign. >> build the wall. >> he reads stories. >> then mr. trump said "you're fired." i love that part. >> reporter: the president returning the praise. >> he's tough. he's smart. and he loves florida, and he loves our country. >> reporter: gillum, the mayor of tallahassee, won the nomination for governor in an upset, asked about his opponent's comments he was blunt. >> was that racist or a figure of speech? >> well, in the handbook of donald trump they no longer do whistle calls, they're now using full bull horns. i'm not going to get down in the gutter with desantis and trump. >> reporter: when asked, the president said he hadn't heard the comments, instead heaping praise on desantis.
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calling him extraordinary in maine ways. victor oquendo, abc news, florida. >> a lot more to come out of that florida race. a top white house lawyer is stepping down. >> the president called don mcgahn a good guy, but sources say they've been clashing for months. abc's brad mielke has more on why this could be a pivotal move. >> you know, it's not actually a huge surprise that don mcgahn is heaving. tar are a palmieri reported that this was in the works months ago. but what is surprising is when the president announced it. in recent days they have been debating over whether president trump may be laying the ground to fire robert mueller.
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>> he was seen as an effective operator in getting republican judges on the bench. he was also seen as the adult in the room in a room full of enablers. he was against firing special counsel robert mueller. he's also an effective washington operator. he used to work in the bush administration. he worked in a law firm on k street. he's a safe washington creature that they know. >> they haven't announced who will replace mcgahn. he will stay on until kavanaugh gets confirmed to the supreme court. here more on "start here." u.s. and canadian officials now say they're on track to meet tomorrow's deadline for a new trade deal that replaces nafta. the trump administration has already announced a deal with mexico, and the president has threatened to move ahead without canada. some have warned a deal without canada would be a major blow to the u.s. economy.
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joe biden is attending the service for john mccain at the phoenix church where he had worshipped for decades. his wife and seven children each stepped up for a solemn moment wednesday. got a chance to say good-bye. abc's marci gonzalez is there. >> reporter: a first day of emotional services. john mccain's sons in their dress uniforms saluting his flag-draped casket. mccain's wife cindy with this silent display of love. daughter meghan sobbing, comforted by her brother during this private ceremony on what would have been mccain's 82nd birthday. >> loving god, see our tears. >> reporter: leading up to his death, mccain planned out the details of this week's svi
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a chance for the people he served as senator for six terms and a congressman before that to say good-bye. >> we agreed and supported him for being a veteran, and we honor him for being a p.o.w. >> reporter: linda gordon, the first in line here before 7:00 a.m. >> it's the least i could do. >> reporter: james fine driving all the way from texas to be among the thousands waiting in the triple digit heat to pay respects to a man remembered as a hero. >> an honorable man. statesman, and he just deserved it. >> reporter: and the tributes continue later this morning with a memorial service here in phoenix. former vice president joe biden chosen by mccain himself to deliver the eulogy. maggie, kendis, back to you. >> we'll be watching the statehouse there in arizona today. our thanks to marci.
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there's outrage in the meantime in new mexico over the release of three people linked to that desert compound where a little boy was found dead and several other children were seen living in filth. the abuse charges against three suspects were dropped because prosecutors missed a deadline to hold a hearing required by state law. prosecutors say the suspects were muslim extremists who were training the kids to carry out school shootings. two of them, including the father of the boy who was found dead are still in jail for now. the defense attorney spoke to reporters. >> it's the cause of death of a 4-year-old boy rather than the inflammatory issues about these people's religion or race or whether they're jihadists. >> it's not clear how the young boy died but his father is accused of denying him improper health care.
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13 undocumented immigrants, including four children were taken into custody at a suspected stash house in el paso. two alleged smugglers were also arrested. earlier you may remember 160 were arrested at a plant near dallas in one of the largest worksite crackdowns in a decade. now to a heartwarming birthday surprise for a 10-year-old girl in athens, georgia. ivy has been in foster care for more than three years, 1,128 days. her only wish was to be adopted. what's in the box? her wish was granted on her birthday. >> her soon to be parents decided to share the special news and let her unwrap it. ivy's reaction to the news is priceless.
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>> i'm going to be adopted? >> we love you, sweetheart. >> and ivy's not the only one being adopted. her two younger siblings, 3-year-old khai and 2-year-old leta joining as well. it's a big family. >> her reaction is priceless. it's heartwarming. coming up, the frightening scene from california. a child on a tricycle in the middle of traffic. serious he questions for that little boy's parents. also a bad hangover follows every time you drink too much. >> it does. >> apparently all that booze affects your brain for much longer than you might think. whoa, details ahead. gimme one minute... and i'll tell you some important things to know about medicare. first, it doesn't pay for everything. say this pizza is your part b medical expenses. this much - about 80% - medicare will pay for. what's left is on you.
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test test take a look at this take a look at this heart-stopping video from southern california. it shows a child riding into rush hour traffic on a tricycle. it happened in santa ana. all of the cars managed to see the little boy and stop just in time. it's terrifying to see. one woman jumped out of her car, grabbed the child and took him to safety. no word on where the child's parents were at the time. reports say they will not face charges.
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authorities have charged a georgia woman with pretending to be a dentist for several years, drilling and pulling teeth and performing surgery despite having no dental training whatsoever. she is facing felony charges, including forging prescriptions. more charges may be added as the investigation goes on. >> prosecutors say she'd been defrauding patients for at least seven years. earlier this week she was still on the job. 18 patients have accused her of mistreatment. >> see what i could do to get reimbursed or get my teeth fixed. i pretty much have to glue my teeth in every day, and it's annoying. >> so she denies any wrongdoing. she claims it's a personal vendetta for the district attorney's investigator. this next story's going to hurt. the effects of a hangover may last a lot longer than the pain.
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your attention span, memory or coordination may suffer for a full day or longer. >> say that again? >> a full day or longer. >> what will? >> your hangover. you okay right now? >> and our attention span. >> this is even if there's no alcohol in your blood. the british study found your driving may still be impaired 24 hours later even though the person is technically no longer drunk. the author says more research is needed, particularly on how this affects operating heavy equipment or anchoring an early morning tv show. we're getting our first look at a very unusual first kiss for a california couple. max montgomery and andi trainer were on their first date when max collapsed on a santa cruz beach. he was having a heart attack. but lucky for him, andi's a doctor and performed cpr. we'll be right back. performed cpr. we'll be right back.
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well, this week we've been ♪ well, this week we've been bringing back some of our favorite pieces from summer. we're calling it our summer rewind. this time we're going back to star trek. >> tom kelly was like a kid in a candy store when he took a trip to upstate new york. >> reporter: tom kelly in ticonderoga new york. this may be a star trek fan's mecca. i'm here to see the bridge. the sets are in what was a grocery store. in the distance is my childhood. here's beginning of the tour. oh, my god. we're on the enterprise. the way the folks here at the star trek original set tour built things is they laid it out the way it was originally laid out in the desilu studios.
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and i'm here. i'm on the enterprise. >> what kind of experience are you trying to give people here? >> we want to give people a sense of what it was like to be on the original sets in '66, '69. >> this is what i came here for. the bridge of the enterprise. i can't tell you how many guys like me dreamed of sitting in that chair over there. this was worth the four-hour drive. i really wish i'd worn my star trek shirt and not my where's waldo shirt for this. what an amazing experience, what an amazing place to sit. look at this.
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even kirk's chronometer, the armchair buttons. you can turn to your right. when brian's not there, you can see spock's station. you can tell i'm glowing still. if you are in new york city, boston, montreal, albany, and you are looking for a weekend trip, this is a day trip, if not a weekend for you. >> i'm in. >> if you are looking for a weekend trip, you can spend a good ten minutes there. >> a two-hour tour. the hard part is it's up in the middle of nowhere. you've got to drive three hours to albany and turn left. >> how are the other people on the tour with you. >> there was nobody there. i felt like it was a trap for nerds. i can't capture the wonder of
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it. you drive through the forest for like two hours. go into this old grocery store, and all of a sudden, it's everything i've dreamed about since the 1980s. >> the enterprise is whizzing by. >> you know, the whizzing, the warp drive sound effect is really what's driving this home. >> i was making fun of it being a ten-minute tour. >> william shatner was there in may where it was like $1,000 a tickle and the place was packed for that. >> the place sold out? >> sadly, my significant other doesn't love me enough to take me to that. >> is he not getting enough price line money? >> people are willing to pay it. >> tom kelly here. see more at wnnfans.com. >> i can't do it. >> that's it.
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and the challenge. >> bet you can't eat just one. >> reporter: and we were up for it. we go right to the chip aisle. i know right where it is. i'll go anywhere where i can get chips. frito-lay, ruffles and lays chips made with potatoes right here in america. it's the classic. an american classic from an american inventor. h.w. lay was a traveling salesman during the great depression. >> 1931, he started peddling chips on the back of his truck. >> reporter: selling potato chips out of this ford model a. at the time, doolen had bought another recipe for another classic recipe fritos. he started making them out of his mother's kitchen. so they were competie against each other and who knew that they would combine.
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>> that's right. >> reporter: workers inspecting the chips, just ten rica. 120 farms in 20 states. this farm in florida among them. >> apply great grandpa started growing them in 1928. we are potato people. >> reporter: those potatoes loaded and trucked two and a half hours north to perry, georgia. 1230 workers waiting to turn them into those famous lays chips. four to five potatoes go in every bag of chips. >> my husband and i play a game in the grocery store. >> reporter: looking for lays chips in your grocery cart. while back at the grocery store, time for the taste test. no one can eat just one. thanks to those farmers, those workers, david muir, abc news, new york.
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>> we're ready to join you. you want chips? i got chips.
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this morning on "world news now," who's not invited to john mccain's funeral. >> thousands wait in the blistering heat. accusations of racism in the florida governor's race. the candidate backed by president trump sparks an uproar with his comments on live tv. high drama on the high seas as fishermen fight over turf. they ram their boats into each other, and this is all over scallops. and finding love at 30,000
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feet. the shocking number of people hooking up in midair. we are up up and away on this thursday, august 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> love is in the air. >> do, do, do. do you talk to people on the airplane? >> well, now that i know that so many people are foregoing tinder and just kind of like saying hey. >> a new app idea, like mile high? >> exactly. >> we're on to something here. let's talk about this. >> forget about love in an elevator. love on an airplane apparently is taking place. we'll break that down a little later on. the emotional farewell for john mccain continuing in phoenix. >> there's word that sarah palin has not been invited to his funeral. in the meantime, thousands of people have filed past senator mccain's casket. you see it there draped with a flag inside the arizona state capital.
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they're paying their final respects. some of them traveling in from other states. >> watch this touching moment. his heartbroken wife cindy leaning over and pressing her face against the casket as she bid farewell to the husband she's known for decades. terry moran was there. >> reporter: under the blazing arizona sun, the motorcade bearing john mccain made its way in silence. a honor guard waiting. cindy with her two sons in uniform. then the guardsmen pallbearers removed the casket and john mccain's sons salute their father. inside, as the casket is placed in the rotunda under the copper dome, they took their seats. meghan mccain overcome with grief, comforted by her brother.
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>> loving god, see our tears. >> reporter: a brief and simple service. a wreath is laid next to the casket. in his final months, john mccain himself personally reaching out to presidents obama and george w. bush to deliver eulogies saturday at the national cathedral, the two men who defeated him in his race for the presidency. >> to see and appreciate the humanity in our opponents. >> and cindy mccain in that moment of tenderness and sorrow. his seven children coming one by one to honor their father. afterwards, members of the public filing past. and outside, arizonans saying farewell, including vet tom burns saying he was proud to stand in the honor guard for john mccain. >> that's a hero.
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that's the epitome of heroism, that man there. >> reporter: people still streaming into the state capital. the lines go down blocks in the blistering heat. we've seen a large contingent from the vietnamese community. on thursday a memorial service. the eulogist there, joe biden. terry moran, abc news, phoenix, arizona. john mccain's being remembered for bipartisanship. a comment ron desantis made on fox news wednesday. >> the last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.
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>> comparing african-americans to monkeys has long been a racist slur, but the desantis campaign insists he was talking about gillum's policies, not gillum himself. as for gillum, he says he's not getting into the gutter with desantis. don mcgahn is leaving his post this fall. the departure follows reports that he has been cooperating extensively with mueller's investigation. but president trump says he's not concerned about what he may have told mueller. the fbi is disputing a claim that hillary clinton's private server was hacked by china. he urged the fbi and justice department to take action. but a spokesman for the fbi says they have no evidence that the server was compromised by anyone.
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a surprising development in the complex in new mexico. a young boy was found dead and nearly a dozen other children were found living in filth. three people were charged in that case. they've now been released from jail. the charges against them dropped. the suspected muslim extremists are accused of planning terror attacks and training the children to carry out school shootings, but the judgment had to drop some of the charges because prosecutors missed a deadline to hold the hearing. two other suspects, including the father of the boy found dead, will remain in jail for now. two priests have been relieved of their duties in the wake of the child sex abuse case. one served outside pittsburgh, the other in florida. the moves follow this month's grand jury report. greensburg's bishop says it is time for the abusers and church to be held accountable. >> we need to hold our feet to the fire. we need people with fresh eyes and people who are independent from the catholic church to look
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at us and say what are we doing right? what are we doing wrong? how do we move forward? >> a pennsylvania lawmaker is now calling on the church to establish a victims compensation fund. turning now to weather and another morning of sweltering heat is ahead for the northeast. but storms that will finally bring cooler temperatures are on the move this morning and more thunderstorms are possible. >> in wisconsin two amtrak trains were stalled. about 400 passengers were stranded, but they finally moved on to their destinations. now parts of wisconsin are drying out from the worst flooding in a decade. >> let's check in with paul williams. >> you know everything comes with a price. if you're tired of the heat, no problem. the price will be widespread thunderstorms and showers. until the rain arrives, it stays
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sweltering along the east coast. and we're going to stay stormy in the south.r e utes ssonae dryness but hot. in texas, not only that, it stays bone dry in the northwest except for a corner of rain right here. kendis, maggie? >> a very busy day in the weather department. the farmer's almanac is out with its winter outlook for 2019. get ready for snow, lots of it. it's forecasting a long, cold and snowy winter with the worst conditions in february. the old farmer's almanac predicted a warm winter. one joked that the forecasts are more like ms. cleo's forecasts.
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put some respect on ms. cleo's name because she got some things right. >> 50/50. >> i love how they update hurricane forecasts midway through hurricane season. >> we have an update. it's going to be a less than active hurricane season. easy to say midseason. >> it's kind of like placing a bet at halftime. >> you can't do that? we have amazing footage. check out this fight between fishermen in the english channel. it looks more like a warzone than people actually fishing. so the british and french vessels squared off. whoa, in this real-life game of battleship. ramming each other. >> that looks like a little on purpose. >> some boats caught fire and at least one of them sank. >> all of this was over scallops.
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it's the angriest yet in the scallop wars. france and uk have been fighting for decades over who can fish the waters and when. >> europeans have rules that you can't necessarily fish for the scallops right now while the brits do not. and the fishermen are really, really peeved about it. >> the brits were outnumbered 7-1. there's 35 french vessels versus five of the british. a little unfair. >> it really would be. coming up, what police have learned about a woman seen in this mysterious doorbell video. also a chicago police officer speaking out for the first time as he prepares to go on trial for the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. why he says he's not a racist. shooting ing on of la beganquan mcdonald.
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why he says he's not a racist.
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we're back we're back now with this we're back now with this dramatic scene in rockford, illinois. good samaritans rescuing a driver. her car totally submerged into that water. that's when a dozen people ran into action.
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they performed cpr, reviving her before emergency crews arrived. they've now been reunited and picked up a special honor from the state police for their heroic actions that day. >> fascinating video there. the mysterious woman seen ringing a doorbell has now been located. security video caught her on camera, and the images quickly went viral leading to an outpouring of concern. police have confirmed she is safe after a shooting that involved her boyfriend and a case of domestic violence. even more strange. jury selection begins next week in the murder trial of a chicago police officer charged with shooting a black teenager. the death of laquan mcdonald prompted national protest. >> and now jason van dyke is speaking out in his own defense saying he was doing the job he was trained to do.
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here is pierre thomas. >> reporter: the shooting that shook chicago, 17-year-old laquan mcdonald shot down in the street, this 2014 death sparking protests across the city amid allegations of a coverup. officer jason van dyke claimed that mcdonald tried to attack him, raising the knife over his head. none of that is caught on tape. van dyke is facing murder charges, and three of his fellow officers are accused of falsifying police reports. now on the eve of his trial, the officer is speaking to the local fox affiliate saying he once contemplated suicide. >> i had lots of thoughts going through my head. i thought about driving at a high speed into an embankment. >> reporter: he says he fired his weapon because he feared for
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his life. >> i would never have fired my gun if i didn't think my life was in jeopardy or another citizen's life was. >> reporter: he insists he is not a racist. >> being portrayed as someone who's trigger-happy is false and hurtful. >> reporter: but mcdonald's family suggests that the words are self-serving and are skeptical. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. coming up in the next half hour, serena williams advances, and she's very familiar with the next opponent. but first good thing some new restraints would keep them safe while they're saving patients. that's next on "world news now." fe while they're saving patients. that's next on "world news now."
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well, ambulances are always rushing somewhere, but it puts the first responders inside of them in a uniquely dangerous position every day.
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>> but now new technology designed to keep them and their patients safe. david kerley has an exclusive first look. >> reporter: watch this 14,000 pound ambulance violently roll over. >> a complete 180 at 25 miles per hour. >> reporter: this demonstration showing the importance of seat belts in the back of an ambulance. every year, there are an estimated 4500 ambulance accidents. and 84% of paramedics are not using seat belts. including this crash earlier this year outside of cincinnati and this 2014 accident involving a head-on accident. brian neagle was in the back of that ambulance working on a patient. he was severely injured. >> i was sitting on a bench seat. it is impossible to do good
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patient care and be restrained. >> reporter: they do have a restraint that retracts. >> that allows you the ability to do some work. feure. a new >> it will give by extending this web which travels about 4 inches. >> reporter: it extends slightly, lessening the impact on the body. the impact of this crash so powerful, the ambulance door is jammed closed. once we go in, we see all the emt dummies are dangling upside down but still restrained, preventing them from becoming projectiles. >> when they are not buckled up, they risk themselves and the patient as well. >> reporter: if they weren't wearing seat belts, it could look like this. simuon test showing how the dummies go flying. this side by side view showing
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how important it is for emts to buckle up for the safety of themselves and their patients. the right direction. >> we can't save patients if we're not safe ourselves. >> reporter: the rules vary from state to state as to whether emts are required to be buckled up in the back of ambulances. but the new technology, which is available this week, would be put into a four-point belt, actually. the way it works is if you're in an accident it actually breaks and gives a little more play and slows down the paramedic in an accident. i'm david kerley in arlington, virginia. >> our thanks to david kerley. the system is being rolled out this week. arguably some paramedics will start seeing it in their rigs fairly soon. >> it's amazing when you see that side by side how important it is for them to be strapped in like that. >> absolutely.
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not for you, honey. >> way to limit the young man. now to hawaii. >> this turtle was stuck on a ledge. it played out for a little while. they were anxiously watching this turtle that somehow got stuck five stories up here in honolulu, a resident started recording this. we will keep an eye on this video, to see whether or not the turtle survived. well, we're going to move on here to a very expensive jacket. did i say that right? balenziaga. it is seven layers. t-shirts, jersey hoodies. it is from their autumn winter collection.
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reminds us that we saw this on joey like more than a decade ago. you were ahead of your time. show us the squats. do the lunges. >> a fashionista indeed. did that turtle survive? >> turtle update? we need to know, people. i was really nervous about that one. i guess a lot of people were coming to try to save him, but the humane society is the one that actually saved the day. now to north carolina u.p.s. guy who was going to make a delivery, but left a note saying there was a bear in the driveway. this is in asheville. he was like sorry we missed you,
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this this morning on "world news now," the breaking news. a former dallas police officer heading to prison. the sentence that he's just received for the murder of an unarmed black teenager. also this morning, the new stand your ground shooting in florida. this time a man chasing down an uber driver. why the sheriff says this video should send a message to short-tempered people everywhere. also serena williams' big win and her very familiar next opponent. >> it all comes amid allegations of sexism. this morning the apology. and halle berry, halle berry.
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a picture from prince harry's past gets attention of halle berry, halle berry. that was a song at one point. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i know you think we're making it up. but yeah, it was a really popular, or not-so-popular song. >> did you have a poster of halle berry in your room? >> halle berry wasn't around when i was there. we didn't have pin-up posters back in my day. >> walking 12 miles to school. we didn't have posters. >> we had etch-a-sketch. we had scrambled tv. >> you're laboring away. well, we're going to switch gears now and begin this half hour with the breaking news we just mentioned. a former dallas area police
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officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. >> prosecutors called oliver killer in blue. he says he fired into the car to protect his partner. but video of the incident contradicts his statements. and his partner also testified that he never felt threatened. >> the conviction is a rarity for an on-duty police officer and the first for a dallas county officer in 45 years. an uber driver is the focus of a new stand your ground case in florida. he says it was self-defense when he shot and killed an angry driver who had been tailing his car and cut him off. for now local authorities agree. steve osunsami explains why. >> reporter: the video shared by the dashboard of the uber
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driver, robert westlake who's in the middle of a fair and legally carries a side arm. for reasons he doesn't understand, the driver of this pickup truck who has been tailing him suddenly pulls in front of him. jason jumps out who had just had a fight with his girlfriend. he thinks she is getting the ride, but she's still back at the bar. in the back seat is a stranger. >> i see something. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: when he threatens the driver with a gun that police never found, the driver shoots the man and he dies. >> came towards me, shouting he's got a pistol. >> this is a justifiable homicide all day long. >> reporter: police sharing these texts. >> here's a message for the hot heads. don't do that stuff. good people carry guns, and they will shoot you. >> reporter: the stand your ground law has some people in florida outraged.
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but police say this case is textbook. prosecutors are reviewing it. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. turning to washington now and white house advisers and allies are reportedly concerned that the president is unprepared for a potential legal storm in the event of a blue wave this november. sources tell the washington post there's no action plan in place to deal with the likelihood of subpoenas or impeachment. now if democrats win control of the house in the midterm elections, these are all possibilities, we're told. the president's current legal team is not equipped. and there's talk of bringing in more lawyers familiar with white collar crime and scandals. we turn to the stalled talks with north korea. the president tweeted that joint military exercises with south korea have been suspended. he cited the high cost and blaming china. but he says the drills could be
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relaunched, saying they would be far bigger than ever before. there's been little movement since kim agreed to denuclearize, or so we're told. still, the president insists they have a good and warm relationship. now to the weather and oppressive heat. take a look at the radar. those storms will finally bring relief from the record heat. boston hit 98 degrees yesterday. >> the governor of wisconsin has declared a state of emergency after a brutal round of floods, hail and tornados. here's alex perez. >> reporter: powerful storms moving east drenching the heartland. tractor-trailers crashing off the road in missouri. tornados touching down in michigan and wisconsin, and straight line winds causing major damage. in brownsville, jesse riding out the storm in the basement with his family. >> it was a white wall of rain and then the winds came.
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>> reporter: firefighters save an 11-year-old boy who was sucked into a storm drain. >> he fell into a manhole opening. we do believe there was air trapped in the manhole cover. >> reporter: flooding affecting two amtrak trains crossing the state. and in the east, 60 million americans are sweltering in a record-breaking heat wave. outside philadelphia, firefighters battling this commuter train fire where it felt like 99 degrees. at the u.s. open, officials allowing players ten minute breaks. and on long island, tragedy. a 11-year-old girl found inside her family's hot car. she did not survive. you can see the power of the vicious winds. take a look.
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you can see this structure ripped to shreds, completely destroyed. crews have been working around the clock to restore power, but the clean up here is just beginning. alex perez, abc news, brownsville, wisconsin. >> that storm system moving east of course. and there is a big cool down on the way for the northeast. >> let's check in with paul williams for the latest forecast. good morning, paul. >> good morning, maggie, kendis. widespread scattered showers will give us a break in the heat when it arrives. throughout the southeast, the mississippi valley region. the desert southwest staying blistering hot. saturday and sunday look for storms across the gulf coast but staying hot throughout the tennessee region. we're watching for a tropical wave pushing across the bahamas. we'll keep you posted on that. >> you can't leave us like that. you just go, we're expecting a tropical wave and then oh, good luck, god speed. we'll keep a watch on it. it's in the early stages there. dozens of people at a prison
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in ohio are recovering after exposure to what's called an unknown substance. most were guards. this is south of columbus. police believe that it was the white powder fentanyl. and prisoners were locked down after employees at ten facilities needed treatment after exposure to a liquid synthetic drug. one person has died after a salmonella outbreak tied to kosher chicken. at least 17 people in other states have been sickened. the cases were reported between last september and this past june. but the cdc is recommending consumers avoid empire kosher chicken. this morning empire says it has no data connecting the outbreak with its products. drinking water is being shut
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off at public schools in detroit after the water at more than a dozen schools tested positive for high levels of copper and lead. old pipes and fixtures are to blame. the superintendent is acting out of caution. now to an annual battle that has everyone seeing red in eastern spain. >> the clothes-washing nightmare known at tomatina. they spent an hour firing tomatoes at each other. >> 160 tons of the fruit flew across the town. and the tradition dates back to the 1940s. they don't know what started it, if it was an angry fight. if they were throwing tomatoes h among friends. >> it was stopped under a spanish dictator, but now the
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brutality continues. >> the tomatoes keep flying. coming up, the brutal fight that broke out between passengers on one airline. and you may not believe what started it. and a heated decision at the u.s. open leads to accusations of sexism against women players. this morning the apology and whether it's being accepted. >> you're watching "world news now." orning the apology and whether it's being accepted. >> you're watching "world news now."
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this brawl aboard a spanish airline wasn't started by an angry passenger. it was started by a passenger who was a little too happy. the intoxicated woman started giving lap dances to people aboard the flight. and then she started tapping other passengers on the head. she was later arrested. >> nothing like a drunken flight. serena williams appeared to have a message for french open officials when she played at the
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u.s. open. >> she says, you don't like my cat suit? all right. take this tutu. she went for the ballerina look. up next, a third round matchup with big sister venus tomorrow. >> unfortunately and fortunately we have to play each other. and we make each other better. we bring out the best when we play each other. it's what we do. >> she had a black tutu on her first round match. and now she switched up to the baby blue one. venus also won in straight sets by the way earlier in the day. tomorrow's matchup will be the 30th time the sisters have played. her husband there in the audience. serena leads the matchup. her daughter's birthday is this weekend also. meantime, the tournament's organizers are trying to move past a wardrobe malfunction that's turned into the year's biggest controversy so far. >> it started when a female player turned her shirt around on the court and things got a little messy.
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here is adrienne bankert. >> reporter: france's player did nothing wrong after she was called on a code violation for taking her shirt off to flip it around, sparking allegation of sexism. it happened fresh off an extreme heat break tuesday when she came back on court and realized her shirt was on backwards. it sparked claims of gender bias when several male players were seen bare chested. one person replying to an earlier photo from andy murray's mom saying where's his code violation. one calls it weak. murray's mother says it sure is. >> if i were to say my true feelings, it would be bleeped out. >> reporter: she wants to move on. >> everybody apologized to me very quickly, in less than 24 hours.
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so it is not a big deal anymore. >> reporter: she tells me her biggest fear was getting fined. while she does believe men and women are treated differently in the sport, she says that's not the case here. she's calling the call a mistake and possibly the hot weather got to the umpire too. adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. when we come back, ryan gosling returns to the red carpet. plus, the return of "mrs. doubtfire." "the skinny" is next. . women are standing up for what they deserve in the office in the world and finally, in the bedroom our natural lubrication varies every day it's normal so it's normal to do something about it ky natural feeling the lubrication you want nothing you don't get what you want
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ just give me "the skinny" you had a nice note on that one. >> skinny time. >> we're going to start with a busy night for prince harry. he and his wife meghan attended a charity performance of "hamilton". >> after the show was over, harry got on stage and he's got a better tune than i do. ♪ you say [cheers and applause]
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>> i was going to give it a try, but i said no. >> go on. we're listening. lin manuel miranda was there. and they supported his charity for kids in africa. >> as this is happening, some pictures of a younger harry were surfacing, and they show the 18-year-old prince in his old dorm room. you look above him, you can see a cutout picture of halle berry on that patterned art piece. >> halle berry noticed and tweeted, saying, okay, prince harry, i see you. you were down with the swirl a long time ago. she didn't say that part. i added that part. with the laughing emoji. good for harry. >> i see you, harry. >> do that dance. do that thing. next, raves about the upcoming movie about the first
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manned flight to the moon. it stars ryan gosling as the astronaut neil armstrong and claire foye as his first wife. >> it has plenty of suspense and emotion. >> what are the chances you're not coming back? those kids don't have a father anymore. so are you going to sit the boys down? are you going to prepare them for the fact you might not ever come home? >> do you think you're coming back? >> ooh. that's some heavy. ah. "first man" made its world premiere at the venice film festival and received a three-minute standing ovation and getting 92% on rotten tomatoes. >> it reunites gosling with the director from "la la land". it hits theaters october 12.
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no spoiler alerts. don't tell me how it ends. >> does he make it? >> what happens? now to another popular movie being adapted for the stage that you're excited about. >> i'm excited. >> "mrs. doubtfire." >> everybody remembers the 1993 movie starring the late robin williams. he disguises himself as a british woman. he wanted to spend time with them after losing custody. >> a lot of memorable moments. >> the water's boiling. >> hello! >> so there is no time horizon. >> there's been talk of the musical happening for three years, producers say they're eager to make it happen. me too. finally, we want to show you
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the freeway of love. the celebration of aretha franklin's life. take a look at this pink cadillac, 100 of them will be lined up in front of the church for her funeral in detroit. ♪ on the freeway the freeway ♪ anif you've got a lifee. you gotta swiffer
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finally this half hour, finally this half hour, we're going to talk about the economic impact of california's deadly wildfire season. federal and state officials say this year's wildfires have scorched more than 1900 square miles across the state. >> many of the fires are expected to burn well into the fall and parts of wine country have been affected by the largest fires. >> winemakers are trying to send a message. they're open for business. wayne friedman has more. >> reporter: the pictures in the setting don't seem to fit and r. high noon in tourist season and the tasting rooms are not exactly bustling. >> the misperception? wine country's on fire and we're not.
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>> we're about a third what we should be getting in a normal august-september time frame. >> reporter: if anyone would be doing well, look at bill williamson who runs the only free tasting room in town. with the full-blown harvest starting a few days from now it should be crawling with tourists. instead, there are plenty of tables. this woman imagined a state in flames. what a surprise when she arrived, she says. >> i thought i might see a lot of devastation. but they had to drive me to it. >> we had fires and fires and mudslides in southern cal and a little fire up here, and people brenda charles and her husband lyle away.
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they're from dothan, alabama. come friday they celebrate fire of a different kind, their anniversary. >> i drink red, she likes white. >> reporter: and you've been married how long? >> 55 years this friday. >> cool. >> hopefully people can know they are open for business and if you want to drink wine. >> we will support that economy. >> you can make wine as well. >> look at those calves. >> don't get distracted by yourself, kendis. >> yeah, i know. if you would like for us to bottle up that wine, it's still fermenting. >> there might be a market for that, actually. hold my beer. >> too soon for that joke. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two
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making news in america this morning, fierce backlash from the president's pick for florida governor. >> the last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda. >> the controversial comment about his opponent that some are calling racist. breaking overnight, a former texas police officer sentenced for murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager. what the jury decided. dental deception. a woman under arrest accused of pulling teeth and performing surgeries without a license. how she was able to practice dentistry for years and the serious health issues at least one patient suffered. plus, the sister showdown, serena williams' big win putting
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