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luck nearly ran out on gamblers near los angeles when the roof of a casino caved in. 11 people were hurt inside the lucky lady casino early yesterday morning. all of them are expected to be okay. investigators say it could have been worse if the roof came down in a more crowded area. the casino was closed last night. the cause of the collapse is under investigation. if you procrastinated through the first half of amazon prime day, you can still logon today and find the deal you've been waiting for. >> protesters in san francisco used the midsummer shopping event to demand that amazon cut its ties with immigration and customs enforcement, and amazon workers in minneapolis staged a strike demanding better pay and working conditions. and a missing woman in california has been found safe. >> she was found after four days, alive and in good condition. the ordeal started when she took her dog for a walk while she and her husband were camping in a national forest. it apparently involved more than just getting lost.
kabc's greg lee has the details. >> reporter: an overjoyed southern california family reuniting at a hospital bed. search and rescue teams finding 60-year-old cheryl powell from huntington, beach, alive after missing for four days in a very remote part of the inyo national forest. her story of survival made more incredible after she told her kids she was chased by a man with a knife. >> chased her down the hill. she ran away. she was too scared to take the path because she thought he was following her. that's why she wasn't where they ex >> reporter: this is the moment the family was alerted. search and rescue teams found her near the montenegro springs area, dehydrated and exhausted, but resilient. powell and her husband had found a camping site friday afternoon when she took the family dog, miley, to the bathroom. that's when she says the man attacked. the experienced hiker's survival skills kicking in. >> she found water, and she ate
a cactus, the fruit of it. she traveled at night, mostly, to avoid too much dehydration. >> reporter: the inyo county sheriff's office launched an extensive multi-agency search dealing with challenging rugged terrain. monday morning finding the dog that disappeared with her about two and a half miles from the campsite. >> everything happened so fast. we're so happy. >> yeah. so long with nothing, all of a sudden they found the dog. her pretty close afterwards. it's so good. >> reporter: powell's relieved children thanking everyone who helped find her and the community for their support. her husband just grateful his wife is going to be okay. >> nothing in the world counts anymore. this is a miracle. this is a miracle of miracles. >> wow. incredible there. really a made for tv type of case. the sheriff's office described powell as resilient and strong, but exhausted after being lost in that extremely remote area. >> miracle of miracles. >> she's back with her family
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>> tanya saracho is using her film to spotlight. behind and in front of the camera. >> reporter: on this hollywood set, there's no question who's in charge. tanya saracho making her directorial debut for the starz hit series "viva." a show that's unapologetically latin, queer, and female. >> i didn't grow up with like, what was your favorite latino show? growing up, i don't have an example. to now be part of reinjecting us back into that narrative, it feels really powerful. >> when you first came to hollywood to be a writer, what was that experience like for you? >> i wasn't prepared. mentally, emotionally, also culturally. i didn't understand what it was to pitch. also be the only person of color in the writer's room, at first. >> reporter: saracho's
female-led ambition coming on the heels of an industry-wide dilemma surrounding the lack of diversity and opportunity in hollywood. a recent study found that of the top 1,200 films produced over the last decade, only 4% of the directors were women. 46 in total. of those, four were black, two were asian, and only one was hispanic. for saracho, she says it feels like opportunity for women of color now rests on her shoulders. >> feels a little bit like a responsibility. if i don't like open the door to the castle, then, you know, we might not get in. >> why is that so important to you? >> we don't often have an uncle, you know, a godfather, you know, someone who opens that door. we've been told our own stories by other people, by the dominant culture for too long. >> we're making herstory. >>ea
cultural and gender nuance of the show is revolutionary. >> you're part of a movement. you're representing your community. and you're telling a story that has never been told on tv before. >> and amazing female empowerment. our boss is a woman. there's a bunch of women like in charge. >> reporter: these stories blurring the lines between art and real life. in this political moment, there's a lot of tension, there's a lot of negative stereotypes being put toward latinos. >> that's why the show is so important, to show that you can have a bunch of brown people, and there's no gang member and killing and this and that. it's just human beings. >> if you're not exposed to these neighborhoods and to these people, and all you see is cheap labor or sexy femme fatales or gang members, of course you're going to be scared. >> we never open the door and be like, this is what a home here looks like. we do that here. and i like that. that it's like, we're just the same. >> what do you think needs to come next, then, in the realm of representation when it comes to
hollywood? >> the talent is here. the stories are here. we just need the big gate keepers, the big decisionmakers, to realize that our stories are worth it. in east l.a., brown, queer world is worth it. that's what we need for all of us to see us. >> we say it time and time again. it's important. representation matters. siracho says she's hired mostly lgbtq women of color to work on that project. >> that representation, that diversity, it's nice to have women out there doing it. actually a member of our own abc news family is doing it also. robin roberts. her rocking robin production company. lifetime picked up the story she's doing, rocking robin presents "kidnap: the kamiyah mobley story." she posted last month that 51% of the crew hired are women. so we need more people like this pushing those initiatives for diversity and representation. >> well done. >> makes a big difference. coming up, how one wedding guest ruined the perfect photo.
♪ wait, what? >> wait, what? >> yeah. guys, this is a new segment we're going to start doing. it's just a chance for to us go over some fun, crazy, interesting stories that will make you kind of go, wait, what? >> wait what? >> yeah. okay, so you want to start us off? >> no, go right ahead, ladies first. >> great, i will do that. we should have talked about this on the break. we're starting with the parents who named their baby google. >> wait -- >> wait, what? >> thank you, jack, yeah. a baby born on the indonesian island of gava was named google. after the story went viral the indonesian branch of the tech giant sent the family a whole bag of google swag. you can see the box there. look, is that a onesie? it says "google" for little baby google.
the boy's mom says that google indonesian called them, expressed congratulations, wished the baby google could grow up to be a helpful, useful person to many others. >> so i got a wait, what for you. the name of the island? what is it again? >> java. >> i thought you said gava. >> see, stop. >> i'm like, wait what? >> java. >> names are important for children. >> yes. >> i'm actually surprised they were allowed to name their child google. >> you would have thought they'd have it copyrighted or something. >> maybe in the u.s. that might be a harder -- >> oh, you think? does the copyright impact what you can name your kids? >> sometimes i think it does. >> wait what? >> yeah, exactly. like you can't just name your child the pi sign or something like that. right? how about this, this will also make you say, wait, what? a ft. worth photographer is going off on a wedding guest because the wedding guest ruined the perfect shot.
the bride and the groom come down the aisle there in north texas. hannah stanley shared photos of the bride and said, look. just went off. hey, are you going to print this out? save it? look at it every day? no. stanley says, suggests that just sit back, enjoy the wedding, put down the phone. because the professional photographer is there. >> is paid a lot of money to do it and your facebook photo can wait. kenneth, kenneth will tell you, at my wedding -- >> strict policy. >> you were at my wedding, denise. >> denise. >> we said no pictures. no phones. >> yeah, you said no phones, no tweets. >> don't you take a picture of that baby. >> no instagram stories, no snapchat, no nothing. >> no, no, no. not here. okay, and a gross passenger. look at this. >> wait, what? >> look, ma, no hands. >> gross. >> right? but at the same time they're keeping themselves clean because of all the hands on that. >> but now they've got a toe fungus, right? >> so nasty.
this morning on "world news now", a war of words between president trump and a group of minority congresswomen. >> trump isn't backing down from his racist comments. hear how the four congresswomen are responding as the house gets set to formally condemn the president. also this morning, after hurricane barry as people in louisiana dry out and recover from the storm, millions of other people are bracing for barry's remnants. heavy downpours. accuweather is tracking the storm. this day in history. today marks 50 years since the launch of the apollo 11 mission to the moon. we look back at the beginning of one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. you can't call this guy squishy. this human-sized jellyfish is real. we'll show you where it was seen on this tuesday, july 16th.
good morning, everyone. great to have you. good morning, everyone. great to have you. we do have a lot of fun to talk about. >> we do. >> but we also have a lot of serious news to get to. so we will begin this half hour with president trump doubling down on his racist tweets aimed at four democratic congress women of color, saying they can leave the country right now. >> the freshman lawmakers fired back, slamming the president as racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic. they accused him of carrying out the agenda of white nationalists. the president said a lot of people love what he's saying. abc's megan tevrizian has more. >> reporter: the president defending what many are calling racist tweets about four congresswomen. >> these are people that if they don't like it here, they can leave. >> reporter: the president saying the congresswomen, all women of color, originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe. adding, why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came?
>> they hate our country. they hate it i think with a passion. >> reporter: the congresswomen come from cincinnati, detroit, and new york city. one of the group, representative ilhan omar, a somali refugee, was born outside of the u.s. she fled civil war as a child, was granted asylum, is now an american citizen. the president denied his tweets were racist. >> does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point? >> it doesn't concern me because many people agree with me. >> reporter: the four congresswomen at the center of the controversy responding. >> we cannot, we will not, be silenced. >> this is the agenda of white nationalists. whether it is happening in chat rooms or it's happening on
national tv, and now it's reached the white house garden. >> we don't leave the things that we love. and when we love this country, what that means is that we propose the solutions to fix it. >> reporter: so far, only a handful of republicans coming forward to denounce the president's tweets. the party's only african-american senator, tim scott, calling them unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language. both house speaker pelosi and senate minority leader schumer have called for congressional votes condemning the president. kenneth, janai? >> our thanks to megan. republican senator lindsey graham, one of the president's closest allies on capitol hill, also attacked those congresswomen. >> in an appearance on fox news, graham accused the four democrats of being anti-semitic and anti-american and he called them, quote, a bunch of communists. "the view" cohost meghan mccain who said graham was like an uncle to her called his support of the comments hurtful. >> whatever happen to lindsey, this is not the person i used to know. >> mccain also said the cowardice of republicans not speaking out is embarrassing. president trump is moving to
block the vast majority of central american migrants from applying for asylum at the southern border. a restrictive new rule set to take effect today prevents migrants from seeking asylum in the united states if they've traveled through another country first. that means many migrants would have to apply in mexico. legal challenges are expected. prosecutors say the evidence of sexual misconduct against financier jeffrey epstein is growing daily. more women have come forward to say they were abused when they were underage. meanwhile his attorneys are asking that epstein be kept under house arrest until his trial. prosecutors are arguing for him to remain in jail, saying a safe in epstein's manhattan mansion contained cash and an expired passport with epstein's photo and a fake name. what was once a hurricane and tropical storm is now heading to the midwest. >> abc news weather radar shows it is no longer an organized system but its remnants are all over the mississippi valley from the gulf up into tennessee and kentucky. >> many parts of louisiana remain under water. look at that.
but the damage would have been worse without flood protection structures like this one. >> but the damage is still pretty severe. abc's rob marciano reports. >> reporter: barry slamming into the louisiana coast as a cat 1 hurricane packing winds strong enough to rip off roofs. >> call 911! >> reporter: and force daring helicopter rescues of the stranded. remnants of barry now dumping tremendous rains across a wide swath of the heartland. take a look at this water. two days after hurricane barry made landfall, this lake is still angry. waves crashing against this sea wall. now the cleanup begins. as crews race to restore power in louisiana, the flood threat is rising in other areas. >> yeah, you can't even see the road down there, look at that. >> reporter: the impacts of barry turning deadly on florida's beaches sunday. >> there's to beultiple subjects in the water. >> reporter: panama city beachgoers forming a human chain to help swimmers caught in a strong rip current. one person was killed. first responders saying the calls were coming in nonstop. the rip current danger should
diminish but the flood danger will not as remnants of barry spins its way up the mississippi and then the ohio river valleys. rob marciano, abc news, new orleans. >> our thanks to rob there. midwestern cities are keeping an eye on the remnants of barry. >> accuweather's adam del rosso is tracking what's left of the storm. adam, good morning. >> janai, kenneth, good morning. still talking heavy rain across parts of mississippi river valley. several inches of additional rainfall are expected. meanwhile the rest of the southeast dry. just hot. some of that heavy rain working toward the great lakes region, even back toward the northern plains here. some isolated strong to severe storms are expected as this frontal boundary remains parked in place. we'll eventually get some of that rain from barry across the northeast. but we are hot and dry. that's the talking point as we head into our tuesday across the northeast. janai, kenneth? >> adam, thank you. a real-life version of the movie "crawl" may be developing in the waters of tennessee. >> police in laredo, near the alabama border are warning residents to stop flushing their drugs down the toilet. officials are concerned it could
lead to meth-addicted alligators. two years ago a python laced with meth was found in australia. it needed six weeks to detox. meanwhile an alligator expert is now on the job in chicago's ongoing search for chance the snapper. >> the elusive reptile has called humboldt park lagoon home for about a week. the park's eastern half is now closed. officials hope the calm conditions convince chance to come out. a trapper from florida has joined the hunt, because you know, we need a florida person involved in this as well. >> yeah. >> he told officials he needs silence to do his job. >> silence in the windy city? best of luck, maybe that's why the east part of the park is closed. >> right. >> they say that the trapper came highly recommended by experts in florida. so we'll see what magic he does. >> he's going to have his hands full if the alligator is addicted to meth.
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a deadly explosion that obliterated a home near los a deadly explosion that obliterated a home near los angeles is being blamed on a gas leak. a gas company worker was killed and 15 other people, including three firefighters, were injured by that blast in murrieta. investigators say the leak was caused by a private contractor digging up a house. he started working before checking for gas lines. lots of damage there. new details this morning in an american scientist's murder in greece. abc news has learned a suspect has confessed. >> suzanne eaton's body was found last monday in a ii storage site in crete. a 27-year-old greek man has told police he intentionally hit her with his car. he's not been formally arrested. police are waiting for eaton's autopsy results. a white security officer in northern ohio has pleaded not guilty after allegedly pulling a gun on a black police officer.
>> it happened as the sheriff's deputy entered the irs office in toledo in uniform. the security guard is not only facing criminal charges now but a civil lawsuit as well. abc's pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: this dramatic surveillance footage raising a critical question. why a black ohio sheriff's deputy was chased by a white security guard with his gun drawn. >> we're supposed to be on the same team here. >> reporter: it all started when veteran deputy sheriff alan gaston walked into a toledo irs office in full uniform, on duty. he says he was simply there looking for a phone number. that's when he says the guard demanded that he remove his weapon. >> he said, you have to take your weapon and your duty belt and leave it in the car. and i explained to him that i can't do that. >> reporter: after gaston says he explains that he can't because he's on duty, that guard pulls out his gun, pointing at the deputy's back. >> basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment.
in my back. >> reporter: the deputy says the guard then tried to stop him from leaving. gaston's attorney telling us his client believes the incident clearly has racial overtones. that security guard has been charged with aggravated menacing and pleaded not guilty. that security guard has no comment. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> our thanks to pierre there. >> incredible of that deputy to remain so calm in that situation, even turning his back when the security guard had a gun pointed at it. we'll see how that one shakes out. >> it could have really went really, really bad in that situation there. >> absolutely. a southern california hiker missing since last week has been found alive. >> her family says cheryl powell was exhausted and dehydrated but otherwise fine. they say the 60-year-old woman had taken the dog for a walk near a campsite but became lost after a man with a knife chased her. she was found in a remote area of the inyo national forest near the nevada border. >> that's an incredible story there. i had so many questions. i want to know more. >> right.
>> and, i mean, obviously her family's very thankful she's found safe and alive. >> glad she's back home. >> glad that she's back home. coming up next half hour, we're halfway through the 48-hour event known as prime day. but don't worry if you haven't taken advantage of the deals, you're not too late. first, the mission to the moon and that historic morning 50 years ago today. morning 50 years ago today. ng? that's a zzzquil pure zzzs sleep. our liquid has a unique botanical blend, while an optimal melatonin level means no next day grogginess. zzzquil pure zzzs. naturally superior sleep.
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♪ fly me to the moon let me play among the stars ♪ wow, look at that moon. >> so beautiful. come in close, moon. >> oh, wow, look at that. that moon looks just as real as the actual moon landing. >> ho ho ho! >> because we are celebrating, commemorating, remembering a big, big anniversary today. >> we sure are. >> a half century ago nasa flew some men to the moon. a little feat. they just flew some men to the moon. with the apollo 11 mission that took off 50 years ago this morning. >> 50 years and we haven't been
back. all the things science can do. now thanks to "national geographic" we're getting a look at rare images from that mission, some that haven't been seen in years. david muir reports from apollo 11 mission control in houston. >> reporter: it was 50 years ago this week. neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, michael collins, the apollo 11 astronauts suiting up as america waited. would they do it? would they set foot on the moon? a grand new goal first set by president john f. kennedy. >> i believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> reporter: 50 years ago, families across the country gathered in their living rooms. hundreds of millions watching all over the world. >> the estimate is more than 1 million persons are in the immediate area. >> reporter: gathering along highways, beaches, setting up tents. children wearing space helmets.
ready for launch in florida. >> liftoff. liftoff. we have liftoff. >> reporter: 9:32 a.m., apollo 11 lifting off. >> i can see her rising now. >> reporter: after traveling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, apollo 11 enters into a lunar orbit. the next day the lunar module eagle, with armstrong and aldrin inside, separates from the command module where collins remained. hours later the eagle begins its descent to the moon, and it did not come without alarm. >> program alarm. 1202, 1202. >> reporter: a 1202 alarm means the lunar module's computer is overloaded. if the problem cannot be corrected, the landing will be aborted. >> give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm. >> reporter: the control room
silent. but they soon decide it's a go. >> tranquility base here, the eagle has landed. >> roger, tranquility, we did on the ground. you got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again, thanks a lot. >> reporter: breathing again in mission control. they break into applause in houston. some wiping away tears. abc news showing americans all over the country watching. >> here is central park in new york where it's raining on the people who have assembled for i guess you would call it a moon-in. >> reporter: cheers back on earth, back in america. and then neil armstrong emerges. >> going to step off the lm now. >> reporter: july 20th, 10:56 p.m., neil armstrong walks on the moon, and those famous words. >> it's one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: back home, tears and a little girl waving her
american flag. and this image we all now know of buzz aldrin and neil armstrong, the reflection in aldrin's visor. >> these are the chairs they sat in and the consoles they sat in? >> yes. >> reporter: here in houston they showed us where they have restored apollo mission control, the consoles, the screens, the apollo program on the monitors. even the cigarettes and coffee mugs are right where they were left. sandra tetly, who helped lead the project, takes us to the console where flight director gene krantz sat. >> he tells an interesting story. he said, after they landed on the moon there was cheering and cajoling and the whole viewing room was cheering because they had landed the moon. >> reporter: she shows us something else in a room that now preserves all that history made. she takes us to the console where the flight surgeons sat, s hbeat. s. a >> they had neil armstrong's vital signs right in front of them the entire time? >> absolutely. >> and buzz and mr. collins? >> right. >> reporter: as they guided them from this room on that journey
home, a message they left on the moon. >> underneath it says, men from the planet earth first set foot on the moon july 1969 a.d. we came in peace for all mankind. >> incredible story with david there. thank you to david for that piece. great that he was in houston to honor this big anniversary. 50 years later. and really incredible to see the footage from back then for many people who hadn't seen it about before. >> you really have to wrap your head around the time, you know. 50 years ago, the technology, obviously what it was then versus now. and the fact that they were able to do this. and you know, i think we also would have said recently what man was able to do. but now we also know what women behind the scenes were able to do. >> yes, you are right. >> when it comes to the very young space program 50 years ago. >> lots of celebrations around the country marking this
time for "the mix." we're going to get right into it time for "the mix." we're going to get right into it with a missouri woman who was a super sleuth. >> yes. >> she had her suv that was stolen, and she was able to track down the suspect. this is her in her car right there. running to confront this woman who she says stole her suv. you're going to see that confrontation in just a moment. but here's what danielle reno of kansas city did. she tracked the credit card purchases, went to a store, a clerk told her, well, the woman who purchased this with your stolen credit card said she was going to go eat at applebee's. >> oh, wow. >> she high tailed it to applebee's as you see it there, found the woman. >> found her suv. >> found her suv. and this is her confronting that woman. listen. >> give me my shoes. >> she bought some shoes with
the credit cards according to ms. reno. she called the cops. so she had backup as well. >> wow. obviously a little dangerous to have done this, but it worked out very well for her. >> three women were arrested. >> oh my goodness. >> and unfortunately for her, this woman says they trashed her suv. >> oh. >> but she got justice. >> crime doesn't pay. so some divers. they were diving off the english coast. look at what they saw. a giant. >> what is that? >> human-sized jellyfish. >> oh! perspective when you see the diver there next to it. >> would you swim up to that? >> no. it would suck you in. >> that's what i would think too. but that thing is massive. they had quite a time. they estimate it was about five feet long. spent 25 minutes swimming with it. barrel jellyfish. they're considered to be the largest species of jellyfish. i would have been terrified.
>> how do you treat that sting? might have to pour a lot of you know what on that to get that sting to -- >> uh-huh, yeah. >> yeah. hey, how about this. for a man, you know, wants to break guinness -- we love talking about the guinness world records around here. >> we sure do. >> this man decided to sit on his toilet, not for an hour, not for a couple of hours. for 116 hours to set a new guinness record. >> collecting everything he needed to take care of that jellyfish sting. >> right. >> right, right. >> makes sense. wait what do you use? so jimmy from belgium sat on toilet which was not hooked up to anything, no plumbing. >> he just had to sit. >> he just had to sit. 116 consecutive hours there. >> incredible. he got to eat. he got to take some breaks, right? >> really that's what a man wants. just wants to eat and be able to have easy access to the bathroom. >> as long as he's got his phone, right?
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this morning on "world news now," president trump under fire for his racist attack on four democratic congresswomen. as he defends his remarks, the congresswomen have their own message, don't take the bait. new overnight, the plane problem involving a giant amazon cargo jet right in the middle of prime day frenzy. see what went wrong. new this half hour, new findings about the benefits of coffee. >> what a new study is revealing about which temperature provides more health benefits. who made it to the fantasy suite on "the bach greece and at least one just didn't want to leave. details coming up in "the skin
good tuesday morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. we want to get right to it. we're beginning this half hour with a defiant president trump refusing to back down from his racist attack on four freshmen congresswomen. >> instead, the president is digging in, accusing progressive democrats of color of hating the country. the four lawmakers say they won't be silent. they blasted the president's attacks as blatantly racist and repeated calls for impeachment. abc's cecilia vega has the details. >> reporter: president trump ramped up his attacks against four democratic congresswomen after his racist tweets ignited a firestorm. >> they hate our country. they hate it i think with a passion. >> reporter: the president saying the congresswomen, all women of color, originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, adding, why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. but all four congresswomen are american citizens, three born in the united states, in
cincinnati, detroit, new york city. only representative ilhan omar was born outside the u.s. she came when she was 12 years old as a refugee from somalia. the president denied his tweets were racist. >> as far as i'm concerned, if you hate our country, if you're not happy here, you can leave. that's what i said in a tweet, which i guess some people think is controversial. a lot of people love it, by the way. a lot of people love it. >> reporter: among those who love it, white supremacists. one prominent website today saying, this is the kind of white nationalism we elected him for. >> does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point? >> it doesn't concern me because many people agree with me. >> reporter: the four congresswomen at the center of the controversy showing a united front. >> this is the agenda of white nationalists. whether it is happening in chat
rooms or it's happening on national tv, and now it's reached the white house garden. >> sadly, this is not the first nor will it be the last time we hear disgusting, bigoted language from the president. we know this is who he is. >> we don't leave the things that we love. and when we love this country, what that means is that we propose the solutions to fix it. >> reporter: president trump has a history of race-baiting. he spent years championing the false birther conspiracy theory that president obama was actually born in kenya. he launched his presidential campaign calling mexicans rapists. and there was this response to neo-nazi protests in charlottesville two years ago. >> you had some very bad people in that group. but you also had people that were very fine people. on both sides. >> reporter: so far only a handful of republicans coming forward to denounce the president's tweets. the party's only african-american senator, tim scott, calling them unacceptable personal attacks and racially
offensive language. but most of the president's colleagues trying to dodge the controversy altogether. >> i hadn't read that, but i'll go check it out. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi is calling for a resolution to denounce what she calls the president's quote disgraceful and xenophobic language. she is calling on republicans to join in that vote as well. she says that the president's make america great again slogan really is about making america white again. cecilia vega, abc news, the white house. house democrats are threatening to hold senior white house counselor kellyanne conway in contempt of congress unless she testifies within ten days. >> conway defied a subpoena to appear before the oversight committee to answer questions about violating the hatch act, which prohibits government employees from participating in political speech. the top white house lawyer said the president directed conway not to testify. singer r. kelly is scheduled to appear at a court hearing in
chicago today. kelly has been in custody since last thursday when he was arrested on federal sex crimes and other charges. during today's hearing, prosecutors are expected to argue that kelly should remain behind bars because he's dangerous and is a flight risk. kelly's attorney has denied the allegations. and we've got a chilling update from baton rouge. the coroner says civil rights activist sadie roberts joseph was suffocated. we told you her body was found in the trunk of her car. the 75-year-old founded the local black history museum. police say that they're expediting the case, and they have not yet identified any suspects or a motive. the power company here in new york is offering new details about the cause of the weekend blackout. it says first a 13,000-volt distribution cable fell, then a protective relay system designed to isolate any problems also failed. the power was out in part of manhattan for about five hours. during that time the famous plaza hotel also lost power while hosting a couple's wedding. that meant no dinner for their 200 guests, no air conditioning, no toilets. everyone made their way to a
nearby nightclub for cake and toasts. the couple reportedly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the event. their lawyer is meeting with hotel management today. officials at the uk's busiest airport are trying to figure out how a 12-year-old boy took a transatlantic flight without a ticket. the boy got on a british airways plane flying from london to los angeles on sunday. it's believed he was screened by airport security, but he doesn't have any travel documents. officials say the boy is not a uk national. >> home alone in 2019. >> yeah. well, four australian kids have figured out how to get grounded in style. >> the quartet, ages 10 to 14, wanted to go fishing. they packed fishing rods, took one of their parent's suvs, drove more than 600 miles before being stopped by police. >> when officers stopped them they refused to get out. police had to use a baton. >> what? >> to break open a window. holy moly. they even are suspected of
failing to pay for gasoline at two stations, so these kids were smart. someone knew how to drive very well. >> yep. >> early learners. >> it's australia. i thought they could drive at 14. >> yep. >> look at crocodile dundee. >> i guess you're right. >> that giant knife. he was a 14-year-old once. i'm sure he was stealing suvs. >> all that way from home. imagine when their parents got there, what they had to say. what would you even have to say? >> jiminy cricket. >> get over here! coming up, the new study about coffee and what's better for you, hot or cold? it's day two of amazon's prime day deals. if you're feeling overwhelmed or if you're still not sure you should splurge, we have the tips and tricks to get you through the final deal countdown. plus rihanna's looking at you. if you want to rent her hollywood hills home hear how much it will cost you later in "the skinny." me hear how much it will cost you later in "the skinny."
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>> reporter: a day of greek culture with the analyst pick jed. jed needs a time-out. >> i need some clarity on luke. >> reporter: jed just lets hannah b. have it. >> it kind of says a lot about your decisions. >> reporter: oh-oh. might not be good for the analyst pick. they bring it back together at the table. off to the fantasy suite. luke p., helicopter ride with hannah to santorini. some tender talk overlooking the cliffs. that night -- >> let's talk about sex. >> reporter: it didn't go well. >> i just want to make sure you're not going to be, you know, sexually intimate with, you know, the other relationships. >> reporter: hannah b. lays down the law. >> i feel like i've finally gotten clarity on you. and i do not want you to be my husband. >> reporter: remember that windmill we mentioned. >> from obviously how you feel [ bleep ] in a windmill, probably you want to leave.
and guess what? we did it a second time. >> reporter: fire up the suv. luke p. needs a ride. hannah b. not saying word number one. yeah, not saying word number one, so you get the idea, luke p., he might be in trouble. the previews had him coming back. we'll see what happens. there's a rose ceremony next week. the end is near. >> okay. >> we're going to get to the final two. then the men are going to tell all. then the merciful finale. at that point the season is over. >> can't come soon enough. >> it will be out. >> on that note, analyst out, see you. >> thanks so much, jack. near, far, wherever you are, everyone remembers that infamous scene at the end of "titanic" when allegedly there's no room for jack on the door with rose. jack, come back! or was there? >> leonardo dicaprio was promoting his upcoming movie "once upon a time in hollywood" with costars brad pitt and
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effort to get them home, as we hear from david muir. >> reporter: as america held its breath in those final moments before landing, then as neil armstrong descended down that ladder, at the white house, president richard nixon and his speechwriter quietly prepared a speech. if armstrong and buzz aldrin were stranded on the moon. the president in one of his lines would tell the nation their brave astronauts would stay on the moon to rest in peace. but instead americans and mission control heard this. >> i'll put the president right on. >> all right. >> hello, neil and buzz, i'm talking to you by telephone from the oval room at the white house. >> reporter: neil armstrong's wife, jan. >> what kind of plans do you have for neil when he gets back? quiet outing or what? >> we haven't made any plans yet. they have to get back. >> reporter: the armstrongs had lost their daughter at just 2 to cancer. and it was said through the years that neil armstrong might
have left a bracelet on the moon for her. armstrong's sister, in an interview decades later, was asked if that was true. answering, "oh, i dearly hope so." and that famous american flag. all of the flags from the apollo missions are still standing except the one from apollo 11. buzz aldrin saying he saw it topple in the rocket blast as they left. leaving their footprints on the moon and their place in history. >> a big thanks to david for that piece. he's done incredible work honoring the 50th anniversary of this. showing us what it took to get them there. >> but to get them home. >> yeah. >> even more of a feat. >> yeah. >> and there were obviously a whole country -- really a world was watching what would happen with these men. and they made it. and they marked themselves in history. and so -- >> lots of celebrations around the country. >> 50 years. >> marking that moment on the moon.
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making news in america this morning, the president doubling down. the new fallout from his racist tweets targeting four minority congresswomen and the strategy behind the president's attacks. will it work? miracle rescue in the woods. a california mother lost for days on a hiking trail says she was chased by a man with a knife. her ordeal and the emotional reunion with her family. breaking overnight, crisis in puerto rico. tear gas is fired at protesters demanding the governor resign amid a massive corruption scandal. what he's saying this morning. plus, caught on camera, a popular amusement park ride comes crashing down to the ground. unexpected catch. fisherman reel in this great white shark after it drags their boat for miles.