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this morning on "world news now." southern states bracing for a washout, as harvey hovers, gathering steam in the gulf and now upgraded to a tropical storm and threatening to drop 20 inches of rain in some regions. the latest track ahead. and after that raucous rally in phoenix, the president taking a different tone in front of a new audience in reno. but back in washington, plenty of work awaits. we'll have the details. and new this hour, lookout below. >> a huge rock slide caught on camera. new details about what caused this part of the mountain to crumble? and breaking news right now, we have a winner. the massive powerball jackpot will not advance. we'll tell you where the winning ticket was purchased on this
thursday, august 24th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> one lucky winner in massachusetts. one person going home with 7 $7 million. >> can you imagine, just to give you a sense of what it looks like inside their home right now. probably along the lines of -- so it was sold at this little place. who knew, the handy variety store in watertown, massachusetts, which of course is a suburb of boston. that place is going to be flooded by media within the next few minutes. they have six likes on their facebook page, they don't have a yelp rating. >> now they will have 750 million likes. >> isn't it funny it's something as obscure as that. >> a tiny little store somewhere.
>> the handy variety. it sells groceries and now it's where winners are champs. >> congratulations to the one winner. and in the meantime, we're going to talk about what's happening in the southern part of the country, in texas, bracing for severe weather, a direct hit from topical storm harvey. >> taking a look at the radar, it's drifting erratically and slowly. maximum winds are about 35 miles per hour. >> but it could become a hurricane before making landfall friday night or saturday morning. the heavy rain begins tomorrow. >> and residents aren't waiting. the governor has declared a state of emergency in 30 counties, and store shelves are emptying in stores along the coast. >> and sandbags filled and in many places and communities, these are the scenes. evacuations will begin this morning. that is not good news for the houston area, which floods easily with low-lying areas. as you can imagine, people are paying attention to the forecast and looking at the possible track for harvey that it could take. >> so let's get the latest from
accuweather's justin povick. good morn, justin. >> linda, kendis, good morning to you. we're tracking tropical storm harvey, very slowly moving its way off to the north and west, not very organized yet, but that will change here as we go throughout the next 24-48 hours. hurricane watches now in effect in southeastern texas, also tropical storm warnings out toward houston. we're looking at gusty winds down the road as we venture into friday night and saturday. with the potential this could become a category one hurricane. by far, the biggest impacts will be from heavy rain and very dangerous, life-threatening flash flooding. eight-plus inches of rain with locally over a foot of rain possible in southeastern texas. kendis? linda? back to you. >> thanks, justin. turning now to politics. president trump is at increasing odds with congressional leaders. >> many disagree with his threat to shut down the federal government if the border wall isn't funded. speaker paul ryan
doesn't think it's necessary. and most people don't want one. and others say it would be fatal for the republican party. the president made the comment during his campaign-style rally. in phoenix. he spoke to the american legion in reno, nevada. by all accounts, the tone very different. he told the veterans that the u.s. will overcome challenges by reaffirming shared beliefs. >> it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity, based on the common values that unite us. we are one people with one home and one great flag. >> the president sticking to the prompter there, as in phoenix, reno police kept protesters and trump supporters apart with a metal barrier with as much as 50 feet between them. the groups were smaller than in phoenix.
we're learning this morning that the white house is moving forward with president trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military. the pentagon will be getting formal authority to deny enlistment of transgender individuals beginning in six months. it's also reported that jim mattis will have discretion on whether to remove transgender individuals who are currently serving. but the guidelines will direct the pentagon to stop paying for their related medical bills. and a chilling new video from isis appears to feature a 10-year-old boy threatening president trump. the boy claims to be the son of an american soldier who fought in iraq. he moved two years ago with his mother. he speaks both in arabic and english in the video. white house officials say the boy is unknown to them. the first audio excerpts from hillary clinton's book already out. offering her own candid view of the presidential campaign. >> she admits she let millions of americans down and details her real feelings about one especially disturbing moment from a town hall debate last
here's mary bruce. >> reporter: in her new book, hillary clinton offers a candid view of what it was like to run against donald trump. >> i want to pull back the curtain on an experience that was exhilarating, joyful, humbling, infuriating and just plain baffling. writing this wasn't easy. >> reporter: as she now watches his presidency play out on the news, clinton says she let down millions of americans. >> every day that i was a candidate for president i knew that millions of people were counting on me, and i couldn't bear the idea of letting them down, but i did. i couldn't get the job done. and i'll have to live with that for the rest of my life. >> reporter: clinton questions that second debate when trump hovered behind her. >> this is not okay, i thought. it was the second presidential debate, and donald trump was looming behind me. two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. now we were on a small stage,
followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. it was incredibly uncomfortable. he was literally breathing down my neck. my skin crawled. >> reporter: she writes she had a choice. >> do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren't repeatedly invading your space? or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, "back up, you creep, get away from me. i know you love to intimidate women, but you can't intimidate me, so back up ". >> reporter: she chose to say nothing. >> maybe i have overlearned the lesson of staying calm, biting my tongue, digging my fingernails into a clenched fist. smiling all the while, determined to present a composed face to the world. >> reporter: and clinton isn't just talking about those
do-overs. she chronicles moments she wants to relive forever. her young granddaughter running into the room while she was practicing her convention speech. becoming the first female nominated for president of the united states. >> and she also talks about the former fbi director james comey in that book due out this fall. and speaking of comey, he has a new job. he's joining the staff of howard university for a lecture series. for the coming academic year. he will consult with student leaders and others at the historically black college to develop ideas for his five-lecture series. he says he will donate his $100,000 salary to a scholarship fund for students from foster homes. a paddleboarder had a close call with a shark at cape cod. the shark took a bite out of his board. he wasn't hurt by the shark but hurt his leg when he fell into the water. he said it was like being on a motorcycle and being struck by a truck. earlier this week, a great white was
seal. cape cod politicians have suggested killing sharks in the interest of public safety. and there was what little less of a scare on land. at the yankees game. a praying mantis found its way into the crowd, onto a man in the crowd in detroit. it added some excitement to what was otherwise a yankees blowout. oh, my god, that thing is huge. >> and he's so calm. he's like, come on, guys, what's the big deal? he's just looking for love. oh, man. >> he's just hanging out. >> i love how everybody around him is clearing out of the seats. >> he's fine. cool with it. two new york city cats. may need to open up a mutual fund thanks to their dear departed owner. >> troy and tiger are the richest cats in town, splitting $300,000 left to them in their late owner's will. >> so their owner was an 88-year-old childless widow and an author who had a $3 million estate.
>> right now troy and tiger are being cared for by two of her home health care aides. >> city is used to fat cats. i never wanted to be the foster parents of cats, but all of a sudden -- >> it sounds like a great gig. >> troy and tiger, sign me up. >> reporter: how google and walmart are going face-to-face with amazon. the partnership that offers a whole new level of convenience for consumers. and later, taylor swift blows up the internet with not one, not two but four major announcements. that story ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." ♪ shake, shake, shake, shake ♪ shake it off ♪ shake it off "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ♪ shake it off hake it off ♪ we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not,
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that roar, right there, the sound of huge rock slide in the swiss alps. it happened near the italian border with switzerland. the slide forced dozens of evacuations. some buildings were damaged and a few roads blocked off. there weren't any reported injuries, but quite a sight. >> amazing. here at home, the world's biggest search engine is tmi
up with america's biggest retailer to take on amazon. >> what they're attempting to do is change the way we shop for just about everything. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: word that google, the number one search engine is joining forces with retail giant, walmart. a partnership that promises to turn up the convenience for consumers and could change the way we shop, with hands-free help from google assistant. as of september, you'll also be able to make online walmart purchases with google assistant, similar to amazon purchases with alexa. the companies are taking direct aim at online retailing behemoth, amazon, which is diving further into the grocery business after recently announcing a deal to purchase whole foods. >> people may not be using these smart speakers as much now, but eventually, it's going to be so integrated into our homes and lives we won't know another way to shop. >> reporter: google is also hoping to lure new customers by
membership fee and offering free two-day shipping for orders that meet the minimum. walmart's voice-activated grocery shopping will be available next year. >> walmart's website sells about 67 million items, up from 10 million earlier. amazon sells hundreds of millions of items. good luck walmart. >> but even if they get part of that business. >> they're not hurting. when we come back, the big announcement from taylor swift. >> and sesame street takes on despacito. "the skinny's" next. n -- "the skinny's" next. relief. ase allergy flonase outperforms the #1 non-drowsy allergy pill. when we breathe in allergens, our bodies react by overproducing 6 key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. flonase helps block 6. most allergy pills only block one
apparently, taylor swift isn't shaking it off at all. big news from t. swift. >> i'm sorry, taylor who? she's been showing a series of bizarre snake videos. she made a series of major announcements. >> first she said she'd be dropping a new single later today and she shared a new photo of herself in black and white with the word "reputation" written in script. >> and then she revealed that her new album would be called "reputation." i think we figured that out from the photo. the release date will be november 10th. this will be the first album since the record-breaking 1989 in 2014. >> and according to "people" magazine, she would also make a surprise appearance on the vma awards. >> and there's been lots of reaction online, on social media. one of her collaborators couldn't resist tweeting, in 30 minutes as a show of power,
sun. >> elsewhere, the twitterverse blowing up with the news, ladies and gentlemen, taylor swift has broken the internet. >> and one fan summed it up with this meme saying when you were only expecting a snake hid video today and taylor swift gives you a single album title and release date. >> i'm sure it's a coincidence that her first single from this album is coming out on the same day that katy perry is releasing a new video. >> oh, did not know that. >> just a coincidence. >> probably totally a coincidence. >> it's only happened before with taylor. coming up next, the creative geniuses at sesame street have taken their parody shot, a family-friendly release of despacito. >> are the video
petito. it is spanish for "ducky." ♪ [ singing in spanish ] ♪ el petito >> it's so catchy. >> the song by daddy yankee became the most watched on youtube with 3 billion views. the justin bieber remix has been the number one song for 15 weeks. one more, and it gets to the record. it will beat mariah carey's song. "one sweet day." >> i love the way you say despacito. next to a "game of thrones"-sized controversy. surrounding the creator of the series. >> it was reported that george r. martin doesn't watch the show because he's too busy writing and too many characters are being killed off. >> according to entertainment weekly, he's setting the record straight.
like everyone else. but he told the magazine through an e-mail that he just returned from a convention in russia and believed he was either misquoted or lost in translation. >> martin didn't watch any television during his trip abroad and there for simply is behind on the current seventh season. see, if he had not been watching, i would have said that makes two of us. >> oh, my gosh. >> i know. >> you have to watch, like season three. >> i know, i got to catch that. >> awesome. but it wasn't that he wasn't watching "game of thrones." he wasn't watching anything. >> lost in translation, but we got it straightened out. >> need to get caught up on the bachelor, bachelor in paradise. all the important shows. and another controversy on twitter over tom cruise. >> a viewer watched the film valkyrie and noticed that his derriere looked a little bigger.
than in other scenes throughout the movie. >> that looks like it's fake. >> it does. >> it sparked quite a bit of speculation as you can see from these other tom cruise rear end shots. seems a little -- >> sounds like . seems a little -- >> sounds like if you've got a life, you gotta swiffer do i use ...one that'sthat wgood for my teeth? ..
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of her death is approaching. >> but now the brothers are sharing new revelations about the difficult and emotional moments leading up to their mother's funeral. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: it is the last image the world saw of diana, then learning of the crash. >> it is here on saturday that the funeral for diana, the princess of wales will be held. >> reporter: it is hard to believe a week from now, the world will mark 20 years since diana's death. new interviews tonight from a bbc documentary. prince harry on the paparazzi who followed his mother into that tunnel. >> i think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her through, into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back seat of the car. she'd had a, quite a severe head injury, but she was very much still alive on the back seat. >> reporter: two boys walking alongside their mother's casket. prince william now revealing he felt his mother was there. >> it was one of the hardest
things i've ever done, that walk. i felt like she was walking beside us to get us through. >> reporter: he says he now understands why his mother did that interview when she talked about her troubled marriage. >> well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded. >> reporter: prince william saying i can understand, having sometimes been in those situations. you feel incredibly desperate. and it is very unfair that things are being said that are untrue. the easiest thing to do is just to say or go to the media yourself. he now vows to stay strong for his mother. >> it will either make or break you. and i wouldn't let it break me. i wanted it to mike me, i wanted her to be proud of the person i've become. i didn't want her worried or her legacy to be that, you know, william or harry were completely and utterly devastated by it, and all the hard work and all the love and all the energy that she put into us would go to waste. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> hard to believe it's been 20 years, indeed, for those kids who never got over it.
making news in america this morning, we have a winner. one matching ticket in the powerball jackpot. someone is waking up $750 million richer and we just learned where it was sold. >> breaking overnight, harvey stringens heading toward texas where it could jump up to 20 inches of rain. we'll have its latest track. president trump is back in washington this morning following back-to-back speeches. a dramatically different tone in nevada after his fiery speech in arizona. and speaker ryan talking about the president's threat to shut down the government over the border wall. and another shark scare.