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fitzgerald" collided with a container ship off the coast of japan. >> what have we missed? are radars so good we're relying only on radars and not basic seamanship? >> reporter: all operations will be halted for the next several days for the entire fleet. >> this trend deemmands more foe milli ful action. as such, i demand a pause. >> reporter: you have $2 billion warships out of commission, all coming at a time of tension with china and when north korea is threatening the u.s. and its allies with what it says are nuclear-tipped missiles. martha rad at, abc new, washington. ochlt and and on that note, north korea is promising
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punishment. that is after the u.s. and south korea started military drills. north korea recently backed off threatening to launch missiles at guam but brought bank of america back t brought back the threats. the head of the secret service says caps on agents' salaries and overtime have been an issue long before this administration. the white house says it would work with lawmakers to resolve the problem. a wisconsin teenager in the so-called slender man stabbing has pleaded guilty. she admitted helping another girl try to kill classmate peyton light nur in 2014. she says they did it to impress
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jurors will determine whether she goes to prison or mental facility. and we may see a rise in the number of teens and children diagnosed with high blood pressure. the american academy for pied yeah tricks is caulling for new guidelines. under the old guidelines, as many as 2% of young people are diagnosed. but that is expected to double under the new system. an airliner barely missed the full force of a lightning bolt. >> it happened as an airbus was preparing to land in england. watch at entire skylights up around that plane. the bolt itself just misses. of are planes equipped to handle a direct lightning hit? >> it's perfectly safe for them to get a hit. >> you first. coming up, the special solar eclipse edition of "this happened." for one meteorologist, it was the moment ofot
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just too much to handle. and she's the olympic superstar taking on usa gymnastics and criticizing its handling of sexual abuse allegation. why she is now breaking her silence. but first, let's take a look at today's temperatures. "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol. ♪ lysol max cover kills 99.9% of bacteria, even on soft surfaces. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. two kids barfed in class today. it was so gross. lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of bacteria, even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. (cough) i'm never gonna i'll take a sick day tomorrow. on our daughter's birthday?
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were peering to the skies for something other than the eclipse yesterday. a high-risk, high rescue. the rescue there was by firefighters pulling them in. that's a 35th floor window. there were no injuries. and usa gymnastics is reacting after being fiercely criticized. >> ali raisman is one of the most decorated gymnasts of all time and is speak out against the worst scandal ever. >> reporter: ali raisman is sharing harsh words for the u.s. olympic committee over their response to sexual abuse allegation against long-time team doctor, larry nasser who she is calling a monster. in an
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feel like there are a lot of articles about it, but nobody has said this is horrible. this is what we're doing to change. raisman also accuses usa gymnastics of trying to sweep it under the rug. nasser, who pled guilty last month to child pornography still faces dozens of charges of sexual abuse and is being sued by over 125 women and girls who claim he abused them during medical examination. raisman is now the most high-profile figure to take aim at the sports governing bodies. >> i think it speaks volumes and these are words that are going to reverberate. >> reporter: earlier this year, the senate judiciary committee heard testimony from former gymnasts who say that usa gymnastics failed to protect them from falling prey to the former team doctor. >> dr. nasser abused me at the training center in texas.
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he abuse me in california and all over the world. >> reporter: usa gymnastics released a statement saying, as we have said, we are appalled by the conduct of which larry nassar has been accused. and we are sorry that any athlete has been harmed during his or her gymnastic career. >> good for her for speaking out. she made these comments after being inducted into the gymnastics hall of fame. she says she wants to see support not only for the girls who were abused but for those who were traumatized by what could have happened to them. coming up. darkness in the middle of the day. >> seeing what it was like in that eclipse zone. we'll show you next. e give you bare feet, backsweat, and gordo's... everything. i love you, but sometimes you stink.
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♪ doo, doo, doo, doo ♪ here come the sun ♪ and i say, it's all right ♪ ♪ doo, doo, doo >> so millions of people stopped to look up at the sky. >> from sea to sun-covered sea, people were all about this made in america event. this america exclusive, this america strong eclipse. >> keep goin', baby. >> here's matt gutman. >> reporter: after so much anticipation, it arrived right on schedule. the celestial matinee turning night to day. >> it is absolutely spectacular. look how dark it is, how quiet it is. the air is still. this is like be being in the eye of a hurricane. >> reporter: next stop, the place known as solar city. >> i'm almost speechless. the crowd here is absolutel
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ecstatic. i'm going to have our cameraman, glen, turn down the lights. turn it off, glen, let's see how dark it really is. it's pitch-black here. this is the most incredible thingi thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: madras, oregon. >> feasting their eyes on a spectacular that many of us will never get to see again. >> reporter: a shadow marching eastward, averaging 1800 miles an hour, reaching a place known as car henge. american cars creating a replica of stonehenge. >> they painted them all gray. but you can't see the color, you can see the outline of them under that extraordinary moment there. >> reporter: the spectacular landing in city after city, including the so-called capital of the eclipse, carbondale, illinois. but carbondale, which
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have had 2:41 of darkness was darkened by something else. clouds. you guys have brought us into the drama. you've got 45 seconds there, and it all depends on the weather system above you. >> reporter: they are crestfallen. >> they are looking up, because this might be the only and best shot of it they get. >> reporter: but then with just seconds left, the clouds part. >> there it is. there it is. what an extraordinary gift right hear in the last final few seconds. >> reporter: in kelly, kentucky, something else emerges in the sky. >> we can see venus at this point in kelly, kentucky. i love the fact that you can sigh venus. >> reporter: even the president stepping out of the white house to watch. finally, the last major stop for the great american eclipse, charleston, south carolina. the clouds cooperating. >> you know, it really puts us in our place as far as our role in the cosmos, doesn't it? the fact that we here on earth are part of something mh
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start to make the long journey home. bumper to bumper traffic for miles. >> you can see the traffic coming out of idaho falls goes as far as the eye can see. >> reporter: this traffic jam started precisely as the eclipse ended. people had already packed, gotten into their cars. one family hiding back to california. >> how long do you expect that to take you with this traffic? 20 hours, was it worth it? >> reporter: as it was for a nation of americans, soaking up the great american eclipse. >> you hunker down. the single road out of here is still bum tper to bumper. and some folks waited three hours to get out of the parking lot. i stopped one motorist and asked was at that worth it? she had a brilliant answer. she said it was totality worth it.
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let's take a listen. [ screaming ] >> oh, my god! oh, my god! that's crazy! >> boy, can you hear her. >> this is in salem, oregon. they heard her in charleston, south carolina. >> i think so. so the video was taken by a journalist who was also in the area. >> oh, my god! >> and he didn't have to say anything. just her sound bite. >> kind of reminds you of someone, doesn't it? remember? >> whoa! oh, my god! oh, my god. oh! wow! >> i'm not sure you could ever
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the double rainbow guy, but i think oregon eclipse girl wins. >> in chicago, wgn is legend. he was broadcasting live during the eclipse yesterday. and take a listen. >> this must be good. >> yeah. >> people started sobbing. for some, it's just a life changing event, and we may start doing that, too. >> the legend, tom skilling, breaking down in tears. i got to imagine shep smith was excited, right? the eclipse. what do you think? ♪ deer and the ant lope play ♪ wow, will y >> wow, will you look at that, just a moon over the sun. oh, my goodness. that didn't
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yoo-hoo! i want to see more. >> it didn't last long.
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