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side, "i can't s >> missy? ? i can't stand the rain ? >> if you love or hate the rain, there were songs for you. >> people were wearing the glad bags. >> big ponchos. >> exactly. so the u.s. raised the total of medals to 75. that's 29 ahead of china. the americans' gold medal count held at 26 thanks to some upsets. >> reporter: an amazing finish
shaunae miller upset allyson felix who was trying to become the only woman to win five gold medals in track and field. miller diving across the finish line, hitting the ground and hitting gold. felix was second. in the finals of the men's 800 meters, kenya defended the olympic title. clayton murphy won the bronze on his first trip of the olympics. simone biles didn't hit her usual g in the finals, she grabbed the balance beam costing her what could have been her fourth gold medal at the games. she had to settle for a bronze. her teammate laurie hernandez won silver. netherlands took the gold. biles does have another chance at gold today in the floor exercise finals. in the men's pole vault finals, american sam kendricks soared to the bronze.
event in 12 years. no medal for the u.s. men's beach volleyball team after the american duo was eliminated by ns. raibing -- reigning champions. an american driver advancing with a third place finish. and in the women's 300 meter steeple chase, taking home the bronze medal beating her own best time, a u.s. record, and becoming the first american woman to win a medal in the competition since the event debuted in 2008. >> a few upsets but not a bad day for the u.s. and michael phelps and katie ledecky decided to go back in time. >> do you remember this photo? that's a 9-year-old ledecky getting an autograph from phelps ten years ago. >> how cool is that? >> that's great. look how excited she is. that's back when phelps had only six gold medals.
>> that's it, that's it. on monday the pair pulled a role reversal. it was phelps on the receiving end and ledecky providing her signature with some of her rio hardware around her neck. >> they have come full circle. phelps continued on. >> yeah. he didn't stop at six. >> no. >> he continues to rack them up. >> cool photo. coming up, what really may have set off the scare that brought jfk airport to a standstill. and girls, the final five, tell us how they stay relaxed in the olympic spotlight, and the one food they can't wait to get when they get home. what music do we listen to we walk onto the set here? check out our instagram insta stories today. what do you think diane's favorite one was for today? o ya favorite one was for today?
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so as you watch and listen to all that chaos at new york's jfk from sunday night, think about this. it was all caused by usain bolt's historic sprint. get th -- authorities say celebrations from people watching the olympics games likely mistaken for gunshots. the noise startled passengers and forced the evacuation of one terminal. bolt is the first sprinter to win the 100-meter race in
probably the first to clear out a terminal by olympic victory, as well. and guantanamo bay detainees are transferred from the facility during the obama administration. the president is trying to fulfill a campaign promise to close the detention center in cuba but faces massive opposition. 61 detainees are still there. as we mentioned at the top, vice president biden hit the campaign trail for the first time joining hillary clinton in pennsylvania. >> the vice president said trump is the least prepared major party candidate to run for president. >> reporter: hillary clinton and joe biden in pennsylvania taking turns taking swipes at donald trump. >> friends should not let friends vote for trump. [ cheers ] >> he can't be trusted. >> reporter: the vice president going on the offensive.
with the nuclear codes. >> no major party nominee in the history of the united states of america has -- don't cheer. quiet. just listen. has known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security than donald trump. he doesn't seem to want to learn it. >> reporter: it is biden's first time on the campaign trail with clinton. the two united in their fight against trump and their friendship. >> during her years as secretary of state, once a week we'd have breakfast at my home. i became the obama whisperer. she'd look at me and say, what did he mean by that? he loves her. >> reporter: a hometown hero here in scranton. biden hoping to win over blue collar voters trump is counting
pennsylvania? >> not well. >> reporter: here in the rust belt, clinton out front in key battle ground states. a slim five point lead in ohio. in pennsylvania, she's up by 11, and in wisconsin, she tops trump by 15 points. her supporters feeling more confident by the day. and hillary clinton will be spending more time in the rust belt. she's be in philadelphia talking to voters. she's in ohio talking about the economy. these are the states that could decide the election. abc news, scranton, pennsylvania. coming up in the next half hour, celebrities blowing up social media by doing pushups. is this a new ice bucket challenge? that's in "the skinny." first, the final five, team usa's golden girls of gymnastics, open up what it's like watching their parents watch them compete. we're entertained. we'll find out what they think. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now."
simone biles says she's keeping things in perspective after taking home bronze in the balance beam, ending the drive for five gold medals in rio. >> making one mistake on what's called a front tuck, almost falling off the beam. the golden girl saying the rest of the routine was still pretty good. she disappointed in myself." >> that's true. we sat down with biles and the rest of the final five in rio talking about the pressure of performing and their lives outside of the spotlight. >> reporter: you guys have done extremely well. you ladies. you can't celebrate too much. can you celebrate at all? >> i think you celebrate after your scores come up and you get the medal, but then after that it's just kind of like go again. >> reporter: you can't let the excitement of victory interfere with the mental -- you're laughing at me because you're like i got this. >> we all have nerves, but at
we've done these routines so many times. once we go out and salute, it's one more. >> we're not going to change a thing. it's working well. >> reporter: tell me what it was like seeing your families. >> i saw them go viral on the video. that was my way of keeping up with them. they get so nervous and so do all our parents. they want us to do well. they now how much hard work goes into it. i feel bad after seeing the videos how got. how stressed they were. >> reporter: it was extra special when this happened. an emotional reunion at the family home. the first time any of the final five have seen their parents since coming to rio over three weeks ago. the first chance for that special hug since winning gold. >> i got my medals here to show you guys. >> reporter: and the first chance to show off the new hardware. >> what else was i supposed to do? >> reporter: a moment to hug and
where parents are pampered with salon treatments and even laundry services to help ease their competition stress. >> go, usa! >> reporter: and for the team, they say it's their incredible sisterhood that keeps them loose and laughing as they enter the home stretch on this remarkable journey. >> the bond we saw and we're looking at right now, it's remarkable. what do you attribute that to? >> we've been together for so long. we're so ready. it's almost like a stress relier compete, because we're just not stressed. we're so ready. it's fun when we go out there and we don't have to think about anything. that's how we have fun. >> reporter: can i ask you a couple questions, you can jump in, we call it like a lightning round basically? >> yeah. >> reporter: celebrity you most want to meet now that you're famous? >> carrie underwood. >> zac efron. >> or blake lively. >> yeah. >> i want to go shopping with her. >> i would love to go shopping
>> pizza. >> ice cream. >> reporter: tv show you want to get back and binge watch. >> "bob's burgers." >> i have no idea. i've been watching "modern family," but i'm ready to go to sleep right now though. my eyes are closing. maybe i'll be the first person to fall asleep in an interview. >> reporter: i like her analysis. i just want to sleep. her parents are my favorite to watch. >> her parents were so fun to watch during the whole thing. >> her mother especially. >> biles has another opportunity at gold. >> so does ali. they have floor routines coming up. >> biles is pretty good. >> and ali is the current gold medal holder. she won last time around. >> we'll see how they work that out and then go get pizza. coming up, the bizarre song that's the talk of the olympics. >> we'll get into it in "the
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time now for the mix. so far time now for "the mix." so far a lot of people watching the olympics. rio has given us contaminated water, falling televisions, armed robberies. many may be wondering what in the world are we doing here. we now have an answer. >> what is it? >> listen to this. ? this, ladies and gentlemen, is the olympics song called "let's get into it" by a brazilian singer. >> it's catchy. >> it obviously goes after the melody of "we will rock you" by queen. >> are they playing it everywhere? >> they are playing it everywhere. they're trying to encourage players to clean up after themselves, not to smoke in the
photography. be a good human and get into it. it's not even the right syllables. >> you might not be able to recognize the original song after this. >> another line says, "thank you all for coming-ing." >> the singer has a walking boot on. she may have gotten a little too into it. >> it's a wonderful song. and you're welcome for that ear worm that's just planted in your ear. there's this wonderful cat that was trying to scratch his post and do a jump and it was captured on photo, and then it's become this weird internet meme. the japanese cat found out that multitasking is hard for it to do. the seven-year-old kitty there. >> street fighter. >> welcome back street fighter. is that river dance? >> a kick line, perhaps. >> okay.
good thing together. how about bagels and muffins together? the same place that brought us the rainbow bagel now bringing the combination of a bagel and a muffin. >> exciting. so this super 8 motel that you're going to take at a look at right now is going through some demolitions. according to their sign they needed to do everything to kill a rodent problem. no matter -- there you see the sign. >> it been -- >> there was a spider. it's all okay now. >> points for super 8. >> they're being funny, but the song from rio is contagious. >> stuck in your head? >> it gets stuck in your brain. >> it makes you want to get to it. ? help us keep the arena clean ? >> see?
this morning on "world news now," the death toll is rising overnight. tens of thousands can't go home for those able to return, it's a mess. we have the latest from the flood zone. >> vetting values for visas. it would be the new normal under a donald trump administration. tougher standards for those looking to come to america, but how would it work and what's hillary clinton sayi trump's latest plans? >> and new thi >> and new this half hour, a bizarre scene outside a walmart. >> a store employee confronted by an angry monkey. mixing it up before the monkey's owner jumps in. and why was the monkey wearing a diaper? and pushups for a good cause. the social media challenge that's been filling up your
celebrities. being done by celebrities. we'll tell you what it's all about. that's on "the skinny" on this tuesday, august 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. let's get to our top story right now. of course, the rising toll in louisiana floods. a seventh body recovered from the water in baton rouge. the victim a 50-year-old man. >> the view from above shows the immense scope of the flooding. the forecasters say a rainfall like this happens only once in a the national guard says it's rescued nearly 8,000 people. most of those rescued are in shelters. >> this is one of the thousands of rescues. a family and baby taken from their home as the waters rise. even though the worst of the rain has stopped, the flooding continues in rivers, streams, and bayous. abc's rob marciano in the flood zone.
ohio. at least six dead, swept from homes and vehicles. in baton rouge, a race to save a woman. >> get out. >> i'm trying. i can't. >> give me a knife. >> i'm drowning. >> we're coming. we're coming. >> i'm going to break this window. >> we're breaking the window. >> reporter: david fung tries breaking the window, and then ripping apart the convertible's roof, he's able to pull the woman out. >> first instinct was to get ahold of her and pull her out, and couldn't do it from the boat. so i just jumped in. >> reporter: but it's not over. >> get my dog. >> reporter: the woman begging him to save her dog. >> i can't get the dog. maybe she's gone. >> no, she'd better not be. >> i got your dog. >> oh! >> reporter: more than 20,000 rescued. some plucked by a coast guard chopper. east baton rouge sheriff keeping that baby warm, helping save this family from rising water. some spots getting more than
storms began. >> crested at record levels, but back water flooding a huge problem. that's going to continue. you see it everywhere. >> reporter: 3,400 louisiana national guard troops rescuing people around the clock. and hundreds more saved by fishermen and anyone with a boat. what's being called the volunteer cajun navy. phillip mena in one of hardest hit areas of baton rouge. >> reporter: the water receded quite a bit, but it's too dangerous for the family to go inside. >> reporter: this family salvaging what's left. >> devastated. i've cried all day. my whole life savings, everything is in that home. >> reporter: they're the lucky ones. three quarters of property owners here don't have flood insurance. most rivers in this area still at major flood levels, and many neighborhoods like this, dozens of them still inundated with water.
the moisture is flooding northward. we have flash flood watches into southeast texas, into illinois and indiana. could see another five plus inches there. in louisiana likely only a half inch or so over the next two days. anything more than that will cause problems. abc news, baton rouge, louisiana. a suspect is behind bars for allegedly starting a wildfire that decimated a california community. the wildfire has destroyed nearly 200 home in rural lake. the suspect was charged in several other fires over the past year. firefighters are struggling to contain the latest one which is being fueled by dry conditions and leaving very little in its wake. >> everything you can see is devastation on the whole block, and my house is up there standing, clean, like nothing ever happened. >> officials estimate the fire caused more than $10 million in damage. last year wildfires in the same area destroyed nearly 1300
efforts to curb violent protest appear to be working at least for now. the streets were calm overnight after two nights of demonstrations. a popular park was closed and teens were told to be off the streets by 10:00 p.m. speaking at a late night news conference, the mayor said the signs have been very encouraging. protests broke out after the deadly police shooting of a black man during a traffic stop. >> in new york a man has been charged with gunning down an imam and his assistant on saturday. oscar morrell was taken into custody after he was linked to a hit and run near the slayings. police searched his home and found what they say is the murder weapon. they say they found clothes that matched what the suspect was wearing during the shootings. turning to politics now, donald trump has outlined his game plan to stop isis and keep america safe. he told supporters in ohio he would have an ideological test for immigrants saying only people who "share our values
it's part of what he calls extreme vetting. designed to keep out anyone who sympathizes with extremist groups. >> we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes toward our country or its principles, or who believe that sharia law should supplant american law. [ applause ] those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted. >> trump also says he would end nation building and regime change. he vowed to work with russia or any country that wants to destroy isis. as for hillary clinton, she was with vice president joe biden at their first joint campaign appearance. speaking at a rally in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania, biden labeled trump as unqualified and unprepared and said trump cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes. clinton also took aim at donald
>> trump laid out his plan last week. i'll admit even before he did, i didn't think it was going to be good for working americans. [ laughter ] but it turned out to be worse than i ever imagined. >> biden said clinton was the most qualified person to lead the country. he praised her foreign policy experience and credited her with having a passion for improving lives. and this note from pennsylvania as well. the attorney general of that state is now a convicted criminal. guilty of perjury and obstruction. she was accused of leaking information a 2009 grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival prosecutor, then trying to cover it up. two of her top aids testified ainst her. she's the first woman and democrat to be the pennsylvania attorney general. she's facing up to seven years behind bars but could remain in office while she appeals. a texas resident who
the first time it's spread from one u.s. state to another. an area of miami currently has 30 cases of zika spread from local mosquitoes, but so far they have not been any confirmed cases of local zika virus transmission among texas mosquitos. so you know how we love our animal stories here on "world news now," but this video really got our attention. a monkey gets into a confrontation with a walmart employee in ohio. that's when the owner rushes >> the monkey escaped from a camper parked nearby. the employee luckily wasn't hurt. officials are trying to make sure the animal has all the proper papers. that is scary because they can get vicious. >> what's with the diapers? >> well, lots of pet monkeys have diapers. >> do they? >> yes. >> huh. >> people who put them in their homes put them in diapers so they don't make a mess.
the line. a runner taking a dive usually isn't a good thing, but for shaunae miller, it meant the gold medal. >> miller beat out allyson felix in the 400 meters. that kept felix from winning a fifth gold in track and field. who knew that would be key? i would have been diving to beat usane bolt, and it wouldn't have any impact. >> i'm guessing felix is now regretting not thinking of the same move, not doing it. >> good heads up move there on that young lady. so the drama in the 400 did not bring about the biggest cheers. >> those went to the brazilian pole vaulter. he pulled off an upset knocking off the defending olympic champ. he set an olympic mark with just over sick meters. american sam kendrick took the bronze.
it was enough to end simone biles' gold medal run. >> biles goes for her fifth medal of the games this afternoon in the floor exercise. and the medals for biles and hernandez were two of the six that the u.s. brought home on monday. the americans have 75 overall. 29 ahead of china. so we didn't get any gold on the day, but that total holds at 26. great britain doing pretty good. second with 16. >> i think we're spoiled. we didn't get any gold. >> we didn' get any gold, but i love how the woman from the netherlands is just -- and somebody from the netherlands. tonight carrie walsh jennings tries to move closer to her fourth straight gold in beach volleyball. she and april ross meet the defending world champions from brazil in the semi finals. >> for the second straight olympics, there will be no beach volleyball medal for the american men. the u.s. team lost in the quarterfinals to the defending silver medalists from brazil.
basketball team used time for a pickup game but not for hoops. >> yeah. kevin durant, george, thompson played what was described as a spirited game of beach basketball. >> spiritsed. >> yeah. i wonder if there were cocktails involved. we showed you the dramatic dive with the women's 400 meters. now for a not so special dive in the pool. >> this is a malaysian with his final dive in the spring board competition. >> looks good. great. >> and -- >> oh. >> yeah. >> oh. >> it didn't quite go as planned. >> it looked great. >> just a reminder. >> at the start. >> the object is to land in the pool vertically and make the smallest splash possible. not so much a belly flop.
but i think he may have just been mistaken and got into the wrong competition, because in norway, just this weekend, they had their competition, the belly flop competition. and i think that would have won it all. >> tough guy. when we come back, why so many celebrities are dropping and giving 22. >> i'm sorry. i'm distracted by the music. what's this one? >> samba -- >> it is not samba. done in the samba. ? "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. > "world news now" continues
? ? skinny so skinny ? "skinny" time. you may have your social media page. the rock doing it now, raising awareness for military veterans' mental health issues and the 22 veterans who commit suicide on average every day. >> chris pratt and anna farris getting in on the act as well offering their sincere thanks to those who serve our country. >> we think the cutest entry so far comes from captain america himself. chris evans. he had a little trouble with his pushups. take a look at why.
>> get out of here. stop. dude. >> as if chris evans couldn't get anymore adorable. >> his dog is not getting it. this is not puppy play time. >> finally the dog gives up and hangs out and watches. it's a cute video. this is a lot like the ice bucket challenge. once you complete your pushups, you challenge others to do the same thing. it's so cool. >> evans maybe challenges the dog, do pushups. we've all come to know taraji p. henson as cookie on empire. we're about to see her like we've never seen her before. >> she's starring as a brilliant mathematician of "hidden figures," the untold story of some of the black women who helped to put us in the space and on the moon.
can look beyond the numbers, math that doesn't yet exist. >> you have someone? >> she can handle any numbers you put in front of her. >> don't embarrass me. >> this wasn't empty last night -- >> i'm sorry. i'm not the -- >> reporter: she stars with oscar winner octavia spencer playing these women who were so integral in the success in the american space program and their story is finally bein "hidden figures" will be in theaters early next year. and dick van dyke may be 90 years old, but he's not slowing down. he surprised customers by singing chitty chitty bang bang with his quartet at a denny's. ? >> can you imagine just hanging
and dick van dyke just belts out in song? of course, van dyke starred in the 1968 musical of the same name. the song was nominated for an academy award. you can see the waitress behind them doesn't really care. >> the other members of quartet seem a little young to know the song. i wonder if they've seen the movie. >> many of the kids are like who is this man? ? >> he just needs to trip into his way into denny's and people will realize who he is. "dancing with the stars" nile demarco is going to be the headliner for chip and dales. >> the model and actor who is deaf will be the celebrity guest host of the show starting in september. other celebrities to wear the black bow tie. >> nile has never met a shirt he didn't like to take off. it's sort of like typecasting.
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he's good. he's got some catchy songs. >> i still listen to him. >> i listen to "stitches" all the time on my playlist. okay. sorry. we'll never see michael phelps and usain bolt go head to head at the olympics, but there's one area the two compete in. their bank accounts. >> they're the two most recognizable and decorated athletes at the olympics. both are cashing in on the fame. t.j. holmes has the story. >> reporter: they are the water. bolt and phelps prove over and over again they are the power house olympians at the top of their sports. 31-year-old phelps has 28 year medals to his name. the most-decorated olympian in history. his net worth $55 million. bolt is 29 years old. he has just 7 gold medals, but reportedly he shot past phelps
million. so where have they made their fortunes? endorsements. phelps signing on with visa, louis vuitton, and speedo, but the baltimore native's biggest sponsor, baltimore-based under armour. ? >> reporter: but the lightning bolt from jamaica has gatorade and a watch maker and helping put him over the edge, a reported eight figure deal with puma. >> wow. >> and bolt is scheduled to race again in the 200 meter which he says is his favorite distance. >> very impressive. and they're just cashing in. they're running straight to the bank. >> wouldn't you? >> yeah, i would. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for
>> good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the headlines good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the headlines on this tuesday morning. authorities arrested an alleged serial arsonist for a california wildfire that destroyed a rural community. firefighters are trying to contain the fire still in lower lake, about 90 miles north of san francisco. we have some new information ahead. 15 guantanamo detainees are being held ith emirates. the largest detainee transfer during the nearly eight years of the obama administration. 61 detainees remain there. a texas resident who traveled to miami has been diagnosed with the zika virus, marking the first time the virus spread from one u.s. state to another. the market opens in record territory once again. all three major u.s. indices opened at highs. those are just some of the top
august 16th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to get to the top story. a raging wildfire in northern california. authorities say a 40-year-old man has been charged with 17 counts of arson in lake county including the most recent fire. officials estimate that the blaze in the town of lower lake has caused more than $10 million in damage. >> what's worse, dozens of families are without homes because of the blaze. firefighters are struggling to contain it. mary bruce is there. >> reporter: an all-out battle to tame the flames. winds and bone-dry conditions fueling a blaze that barrelled through lower lake. more than 4,000 acre charred. 175 homes and businesses burned to the ground. >> this is where we all grew up. >> this is all we know our whole
>> and our neighbors, look what they have to come home too. >> reporter: thousands of residents scrambling to escape as firefighters struggle in 100 degree heat. this man and his son jumping in their pool as the flames closed in around them. >> it got intense. sparks just blowing far while. >> reporter: fearing his home would burn he moved his most precious possessions to his workshop. >> w something. that's wishful thinking. >> reporter: a lifetime of memories gone in seconds. with the extreme conditions and the devastation already as far as the eye can see, this community is now bracing for more of this. mary bruce, abc news, california. and rescuers have pulled a seventh body from the floodwaters around baton rouge. police say the victim was a 50-year-old man. and while the rain stopped, the water is rising in some areas.
>> reporter: unfortunately this is what many neighborhoods around baton rouge look like. you can see there are several feet of water. it's impossible to get in and out of these homes. we are actually unable to even see the mailboxes lining this street. this vehicle was just left here. a lot of people have evacuated over the past couple of days, and some of them have been coming back home trying to salvage what they can. what did you come to get? >> important papers. got to file the claims. something to wear to work. and my sleep pillow. need my rest. >> reporter: and the big focus out here right now is will it continue to rain? right now as you can see, it's not raining, and those who live here are hoping it will stay that way. severe weather damaged home -- homes and brought down trees in central indiana. a twister touched down in brownsburg, not far from indianapolis. most of the damage was confined to the northwest corner of the town, and no one was hurt. in milwaukee it appears calm
was shaken by two nights of violent unrest. at a late-night news conference, the police chief said there had been six arrests and two nights of demonstrations. they were touched off by the deadly shooting of a black man during a traffic stop. police say the video shows the man was armed. that video has still not been released. a man has been charged in the fatal shootin of a new york imam and his assistant and run. police say they discovered a weapon inside a wall after serging the suspect's home. authorities have not revealed the motive for the shootings. now to the campaign trail where donald trump is vowing to put all incoming immigrants to the test. an ideological test. as part of his vision to destroy isis and protect the homeland. president obama is trying to make sure trump never makes it to the white house. he attended a fundraiser for hillary clinton and urged
aggressively saying clinton could still lose. and clinton was also joined by a heavy hitter at her latest rally. you see it there. it's "your voice, your vote." >> reporter: hillary clinton arms out, welcoming that v.p. help on the campaign trail in pennsylvania. clinton and the vice president biden's scranton roots on full display. clinton's father and biden were born in is >> the story of the rodhams and bidens isn't unique. what's unique is the country where those stories were written. >> reporter: clinton and biden teaming up to take on donald trump. >> he tries to tell us he cares about the middle class. give me a break, and that's a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: the gop nominee in ohio delivered what he called foreign policy realism. a speech focussed on destroying
trump dropped another controversial proposal. an ideological test for immigrants to figure out their stances on issues like religious freedom, gender equality and gay rights. >> those who do not believe in our constitution or support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country. >> reporter: the republican who received bipartisan criticism for his proposed ban on muslims outlined his new immigration policy. no visas for those coming from terror hot spots and can't be fully vetted. vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more. >> reporter: as president, trump would face legal challenges for targeting a religion, but constitutional lawyers say he could have some leeway in barring people from certain regions. >> thank you. the governor of north carolina is asking the supreme court to restore the voter i.d. law on time for the voter election. the law requiring voters to bring a photo i.d. was struck
discriminatory. the governor argues that changing the law so close to the election would create confusion among voters and poll workers. in tennessee officials at vanderbilt university won a battle to change the name of a residence hall. confederate memorial hall will be renamed because of the associations with the civil war and slavery. the uned daughters of the confederacy tried to block the change since it originally donated money for the a court said vanderbilt could change the name as long as it repays the money. now to the olympics where they were singing in the rain for part of the night in rio. >> a downpour brought action on the track and field competition to a halt for about 25 minutes. some of the events were pushed back, but it did not dampen the excitement. a dive at the finish line allowed shaunae miller to win. she edged out allyson felix who
and felix was one of six for the u.s. raising the total to 75. that's 29 more than china in second place. it's a big deal when we go an entire day without scoring a gold medal. that was the case on monday for the u.s. that number stays at 26. great britain has 16 gold medals. coming up today in rio, simone biles goes for she's considered the favorite in the floor exercise today. >> and bolt goes for his second gold. the jamaican superstar is competing in his favorite event, the 200-meter dash. i should mention that the domination of these games get underway today. today is the day. day 11 there's a track and field runner who is probably not going to make it out of the semis. >> practicing their dives? >> that would do it. we'll update you on that.
baseball's defending champions found a rallying mantis. >> the royals have been struggling this season, and the year may have hit a new low when the first good luck charm passed away friday, a praying mantis. another one appeared in detroit, and it looks like the magic worked. >> it worked, at least for one night. kansas city won 3 -- look at that kid's eyes. >> that's a level of superstition. >> exactly. >> all right. coming up, an alert for parents of newborns this morning. >> why you may be putting your baby to bed the wrong way. plus this. >> the giz wiz back to school gadgets, backpacks. some with l.e.d.s, chromebook memory and a hamburger you should not eat. you'll find out why on "world
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medical news. medical news. a new study finds pregnant women who took a common pain medication had a greater risk of having children with behavior issues. researchers found children whose mothers took the active ingredient in tylenol, acetaminophen, had an increased risk in emotional problems. the researchers said the overall an alert for parents of new parents. a study shows many babies are being placed on their sides or stomachs to sleep, increasing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. they should be placed on their back. with all of the many concerns for parents these days, one area we are still learning about, of course, is mental health. >> few have done more to shine a spotlight on that than duchess kate.
>> reporter: the duchess of cambridge sending a powerful message to parents saying she and prince william would help their little ones with their mental health. the duchess releasing a new statement saying, "both william and i feel very strongly that we wouldn't hesitate to get expert support for george and charlotte if they need it." >> kate is making a powerful statement with this message. she's sending a clear message to other parents that they should not be worried to seek help beca >> reporter: the mother of two speaking out about an issue close to her heart. mental health in children. and shining a light on a series of podcasts called "child in mind," by one of her charities. kate trying to help parents understand that with the right care, kids may overcome their issues, saying some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.
>> mental health is just as important as physical health. >> reporter: she's long been a champion for bringing awareness to mental health, and she is not alone. william and harry are also on board. >> let's get our heads together -- >> and change the conversations on mental health. >> reporter: and the royal trio are on a mission as they try to stamp out the stigma surrounding it, make a difference. abc news, london. coming up, the most wonderful time of the year, and for many parents, that's when the kids head back to school. >> we've got the latest must-have gadgets to start the school year off right. you're watching "world news now." >> what's a hamburger? "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
? >> believe it or not, we are nearing back to school season. ? believe it or not, we are back-to-school season which means back-to-school shopping. and dick is here to show us some of the high-tech items on the menu this year. what do you have for us? >> high-tech for little kids. you know how i love l.e.d.s. this is a cute backpack. hang on. while you look at that, i'll
the light-up fairy flyer wings. >> you say that's for girls, but i grew up as a tomboy. i would want this one. i'm going to -- >> those are around $44. it's great. bixbee has a program. for every backpack they sell, they give a school bag with supplies to a needy child. that is you. >> this is for normal adults. >> normal adults and kids going back to school, especially college, this is from ebags. it's a new slim laptop backpack. down here we have the ac garage. that's for the heavy duty cables. on the side if you want to carry a water bottle, a zip-open pouch for that. this is neat. to keep organized, we have a pocket for just about everything, many of them see-through. >> i have a hard time keeping large bags organized. i love all the pockets. >> exactly.
a tablet or a laptop. >> i love that. >> this is great. >> if i had this, i wouldn't play that game where i think i've lost my phone, but it's hidden in my purse. >> it doesn't have l.e.d. wings. it's a tradeoff. chrome books are more than 50% of the school market now. so a chrome book is not a windows machine, but it does a lot of things. videos here from the last time it has -- you can download videos to it. >> so this is kind of a midway. it's not a full blown -- >> it uses chrome os. so in school you'll be using wi-fi. you can download programs and then use it offline, but mostly online. there's not a lot of storage, but because of that, this is all
book, the chrome 14. >> and it's very light. very, very light. >> and it's under $300. >> that's also a plus. >> the new asa chrome 14. >> speaking of light -- >> yes. most new android devices have something built in called on the go. >> a mini usb? >> yes. this goes into the android phone or tablet. you can download movies or files this is 32 gigabytes of memory. this side is a regular usb. now you can transfer files between phones and tablets. >> and the computer. that's great. >> isn't that neat? >> so tiny. >> and $12. that's amazing. and that one is $64. they're both from kingston. the final things, want to hand me the hamburger -- >> when you said $64, i thought
64 gigabytes under $20. >> this guy made me hungry. >> it's a company called yummy. they're yummy purses. there's a magnet. there are zippers so you can put clips and things in it. there was a peanut butter and jelly here, and the crew ate them. they're 3-d printed. they run $8 to $16. >> the idea is you throw your whatever little supplies, maybe your little usb port. >> and you hang it on the bag. it's a great conversation starter for back to school. >> i love that, but this is my favorite. >> no fairy wings for her. the military wings. >> all right. dick, thank you very much. we always love having you on. you can check out his website. gizwiz.biz for those supplies and more. you're watching "world news
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? ? ? ? it'll be on the list. two months ago, of course, today the newest disney theme park opened in mainland china. it's the company's most expensive overseas investment, and it's paying off. >> more than a million people have visited shanghai disney since it opened the doors in june. >> reporter: this is shanghai disney resort. it's the sixth resort for abc's parent company. the project taking five years to complete with a $5.5 billion price tag. the location within three hours by car or train with 330 million people in a country with a booming middle class and
of the people into the park it has a potential to increase the revenue. >> the stakes are high. >> they spent five years building it. many more in negotiations. that alone makes this a huge, huge expense both human and dollar wise for disney. that means there is an incredible amount at stake here. ? >> reporter: and although the stories are classically disney, there's the chinese twist like with snow white's dwarves, off to work they go. this time in mandarin. >> it's about bridging the culture and help our team understand what the chinese guests want and what is their culture. >> reporter: this is the cultural analyst for shanghai disneyland. what's the difference between an american and chinese in terms of
disneyland? >> from my understanding, it's because america has a history. we know disney stories. they grew up with us. for us, we only know mickey and minnie. for us, it's hard for us to for us to make this experience that even when you don't know the characters, you feel excited to see them. >> reporter: she shows me the wandering moon tea house. it celebrates the diverse landscapes of china. >> we're entering the forest room. it's inspired by forest. definitely our team is inspired by that. >> reporter: that pride making this park entirely unique. and that may just be the key to a fairy tale ending. they went big. >> i kind of want to go just to hear the disney songs in mandarin. >> it would be kind of cool. very nice. >> that's the news for this half hour. remember to follow us on facebook. wnnfans.com.
making news in america this morning, rivers cresting in louisiana reach historic levels after more than two feet of rain. overnight the death toll is rising and the flood threat is now spreading. and breaking overnight, a man arrested accused of setting the massive wildfire in northern california. residents cheering and tearing up when police make the announcement. those flames destroying more than a hundred homes. a menacing monkey picks a parking lot. see where the monkey came from and who finally comes to the rescue. and simone biles poised for a comeback today following a surprising setback in rio stumbling on the beam. and the sprinter diving across the finish line winning a medal. i didn't even know that was legal. who knew. good tuesday morning, everyone.