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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 saying about trump's latest plans? >> 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 pushups for a good cause. the social media challenge filling up your feeds that's being done by celebrities.
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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. 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 thousand years. 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.
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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. 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 instinctual was just 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. >> reporter: more than 20,000 rescued. some plucked by a ghost guard chopper. east baton rouge sheriff keeping that baby warm, helping save this family from rising water.
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some spots getting more than 30 inches of rain since the storms began. >> 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 fisherman and anyone with a boat. what's being called the volunteer cajun navy. residents were hoping to get their first look at the damage. the water has receded quite a bit, but it's too dangerous to go in family. 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. >> major flood levels and many neighborhoods like this, dozens of them still inundated with water.
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the moisture is flowing. flash flood watches 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. a suspect is behind bars for allegedly starting a wildfire that decimated a california community. the wildfire has destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses in lower lake. the suspect was charged in several other fires over the past year. they are struggling to contain the latest one. it's being fuelled 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 homes.
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to milwaukee. 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 a man and his assistant. he 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. donald trump outlined the 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 should be admitted into the
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it's part of what he calls extreme vetting. it's ziep designed to keep out anyone who sympathizes with extremist groups. >> we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes toward our country or the principles, or who believe that sharia law should supplant american law. those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted. >> trump also says he would end the current u.s. strategy of nation building and regime change. he vowed to work with russia or any country that wants to destroy isis. >> hillary clinton was with biden at their first joint campaign appearance. speaking in pennsylvania, biden labeled trump as unqualified and unprepared and said trump cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes. clinton also took aim at donald
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plans for the economy. >> 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. 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. a jury found kathleen cane guilty of perjury and obstruction. she was accused of leaking information about a 2009 grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival prosecutor and then cover it up. two of her top aids testified against 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 app
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>> and the first time the zika virus spread from one u.s. state to another. an area of miami currently has 30 cases of zika virus. so far they have not been any confirmed cases of local zika virus transmission among texas mosquitos. >> 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 when the owner rushes over to break it up. >> the monkey escaped from a camper parked nearby. the employee wasn't hurt. officials are trying to make sure the animal has all the proper papers. >> that's scary. 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. >> i didn't know tt.
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that's a good way, i guess. coming up, photo finish. the dive that robbed american sprinter allyson felix of a record. >> and drop and give me 22. why celebrities are sharing videos of themselves doing pushups. that's ahead in the skinny. >> first, a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by american advisor's group.
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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 winnning a record fifth gold in track and field. >> 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. >> 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 olympics champ. he set a mark with a vault. it was just over six meters. an american took the bronze. >> it was a slight stumble, but it was enough to end simone biles' gold medal run.
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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. >> no gold on the day but that total holds at 26. >> i think we're spoiled. we didn't get any gold. >> but i love how the woman who won from the netherlands, is just 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. >> there will be no beach volleyball medal for the american men. they lost to the defending silver medalists from brazil.
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the men's basketball team played what was described as a spirited game of beach volleyball. it's back to basketball tomorrow night in a knockout game against argentina. >> 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. might not surprise you he
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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? it's not samba. only three more days and we're done in the samba. ♪ "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now"
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♪ ♪ >> skinny time. you may have noticed the 22 pushup challenge taking over 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 ferris 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
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with his pushups. take a look at why. >> this is awesome. >> 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 a a rauj p henson as cookie
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empire. we're about to see her like we've never seen her before. >> she's starring as a brilliant mathematician. the untold story of some of the black women who helped to put us in the space and on the moon. >> i need math that doesn't yet exist. >> you have someone? >> she can handle any numbers you put in front of her. >> this wasn't empty last night. i'm sorry. i'm not the -- >> reporter: she stars with octavia spencer playing these women who were so integral in the success in the american space program and their story is finally being told. it 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. ♪
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>> can you imagine just hanging out at the denny's there in l.a. and dick van dyke just belts out in song? >> van dyke starred in the 1968 musical 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. >> that's what 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.
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>> are you going to join him?
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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. >> 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 decorated athletes at the olympics. both are cashing in on the fame. t.j. holmes has the story. >> reporter: they are the fastest men on land and in 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 career medals to his name. the most in history. his net worth $55 million. bolt is 29 years old.
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reportedly he shot past phelps in net worth at nearly $60 million. so where have they made their fortunes? endorsements. phelps signing on with visa, and speedoe, but the baltimore native's biggest sponsor, baltimore based under armor. ♪ >> 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 two decades.
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[000:27:57;00] 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. >> breaking overnight a man arrested accused of setting the massive wildfire in northern california. residents tearing up when police make the announcement. those flames destroying more than a hundred homes. a monkey picks a fight with a worker in a walmart parking lot. simone biles had a surprising setback in rio stumbling on the beam and the

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