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♪ >> we're entering day four of the summer olympic games in rio. america is leading the pack in medal count with 19 total and five molds. golds. >> it's a long and up hill road paved with sweat and in some cases tears. >> reporter: the team to beat at the olympics, the super stars of the u.s. women's gymnastics team. >> go usa. >> we have big responsibilities ahead of us, and we're excited. >> reporter: the human spring.
simone biles made her landing on the rio stage leading team usa to an unheard of ten point lead in the competition. 2012's double gold medalist, aly raisman showing her steady hand and feet. trying to prove they're more than just muscle, the men's team took their shot at the team gold. after not having an olympic gold medalist since 2004 kwlrks i caught up with the team three months ago at the training center in colorado springs. look at that technique on the horse. at the time they were still a bunch of 16 athletes fighting for just five spots. >> almost. >> that was just about it. you had three more inches this way you'd be good. >> reporter: the youngest was 19. the oldest 30. all of them craving olympic glory. you could say the pressure is on the guys unlike their
counterparts on the women's team who have won two of the last five golds and are favored to win again this year. what do you think your chances are at rio? >> i think we have incredible chance. we have depth. they're not only pushing themselves to get on the team but pushing us to be better. >> reporter: one of the alternates this year is a 2012 bronze medalist in the all around. >> reporter: you're the guy, the only guy in this gym right now who has won an olympic medal. how much pressure is on you right now? >> i don't think that gives me any pressure. it's a completely clean slate. >> reporter: but he did not originally make the first cut of the olympic team. he only made it when a teammate tore his acl during a dispoint in training. making the most of his second chance at olympic glory, but in the team competition, it just wasn't to be. the u.s. men putting up a valiant effort but falling short of the medal stand.
as for me, the only road to rio is with a press pass. >> pick up your left leg. >> reporter: what they do effortlessly leaves me awed and a little winded. let's try that one again. >> yes. there you go. >> reporter: for night line, i'm matt gutman. >> matt is hoping to have additional kids, so he wasn't trying to own it. >> the men game in fifth yesterday. but tonight the women compete. very excited to see that. >> it will be fun. check it out and then check us out. >> coming up, breaking a taste of brazil home to you. >> this morning, a tasty recipe for stuffed crabs. it's coming up in our "insomniac kitchen." you're watching "world news now."
♪ >> i like it. >> it's how i get my play list for every week. i look forward to tuesday morning. like who was that? good song. while millions absorb the sights and sounds of brazil, watching the summer olympic games, this morning we're focusing on the taste of brazil. >> now, want to try some stuffed crabs? >> sure. >> we are joined in the insomniac kitchen. summer olympics are finally here. for those of us not lucky enough to be in rio, we'll bring rio to you. this is chef martin pepper corn who is the director of culinary experiences at the grand hayat. you're going to show us a dish everyone at home can make to make them feel like they're at the olympics. >> we're making a crab shell and coconut milk.
>> sounds amazing. tell me about this dish. you opened a new hyatt in rio de janeiro. this is one of the specialties there. >> yes. we're going to start with onions and garlic, some tomatoes. very important, some crab. >> this is very brazilian. >> and the oil. it's palm oil. that gives a special flavor and also gives it a little color. and then whole wheat flour. got to make it a little healthy. put it in a crab shell, and then we use panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. >> let's get started. >> put in oil. >> garlic. >> yep. mix in onions. you're doing awesome. tomatoes. >> real crab meat. >> then add coconut milk. >> is there a trick to buying crab? do you look for the chunky guy,
or -- ♪ >> i look for the live ones. >> the live ones. >> i like to use fresh products, and crab should be live. a little parsley. a little chives. then the oil. when you sea that the crab meat starts flaking out, that means it's ready for the flour. so the flour thickens up. now we're going to let it set for about have a minut15 minute. then we fill the crab shells with it. >> we have it in the shell and add toppings. >> yeah. now we take the bread crumbs. >> can you possibly put too many bread crumbs? >> leave some room for the cheese. >> sorry.
>> parmesan cheese, and then put it in the oven. >> cook it? >> yep. a grand finale. we have to try our crab shell. isn't that good? >> it's so good. chef, thank you so much. for all of you who want to try to make this, our recipe is online. cheers. go usa. >> no, no, austria. >> no. >> brazil. >> cheers. >> austria? >> no portugal or belize? >> all three of our athletes performing in judo and track and field? >> with the crab they don't talk about the dangers of these things. you can get into trouble with crabs as we saw in brazil. >> you saw the video earlier with a crab that stole a knife.
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matt gutman caught up with her. >> as a muslim kid, i had to have long sleeves and pants. fencing was a unique opportunity for me to be covered and fit in with my teammates. >> reporter: even though competitors wear the head cover, not all do. fiba doesn't allow head cover g coverin coverings. it temporarily relaxed the pan two years ago. >> i'm currently not playing because fiba does not allow me to wear a head cover. >> they are pushing for fiba to lift the ban. >> the struggle is real. >> reporter: the struggle was real for a new yorker. she couldn't find a head covering that stayed in place and kept her comfortable while she ran. >> i've worn it for a number of years. i was always frustrated. as you can imagine, big brands
didn't carry active wear head coverings. >> reporter: so she launched a line. >> i was trying to solve a problem for myself. when i reached to family and friends to gauge if it was a problem other women faced, i realized there was a huge market for it. >> it looks nice. allie has examples. >> that's right. these are not her designs. these are purchased from a british department store. that's where i could find them. >> you can't get one at walmart. >> right. they're not available at your big box stores. these are made of stpandex and nylon. it's kind of a swim wear material. >> so it's meant to be flexible so if you're doing activities, it's moving with you. >> exactly. interesting. >> and lots of colors. >> yeah. >> they look cool. >> yeah. >> trail blazi
this morning on "world news now," a terrifying scene at a county fear. >> a ferris wheel bucket sends them plummeting to the ground. this is a day after a deadly accident at a water park in kansas. >> monster fire sending thousands fleeing their homes outside of los angeles. the wildfire growing, already scorching 6,000 acres. >> and drowsy driving is causing a danger. a new report that highlights how many drivers are so sleepy their impairment is comparable to drunk driving. and the intense staredown going viral. michael phelps, and the internet is loving every minute of this. it is in the mix on this
tuesday, august 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning on a tuesday. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. we begin this half hour with another accident on an amusement park ride. >> at a county fair in tennessee about 40 miles from knoxville. three girls fell from a ferris wheel when one of the baskets flipped. they fell 30 to 45 feet to the ground. >> i feel bad for the little kids. they just screamed a little bit, and then they just hit the ground, just laying there. everybody was calling 9-1-1. a lot of people, and then they had the balance aambulance and helicopters come in. i hate seeing something like that. >> such a terrifying scene for the witnesses. two of the victims were flown by helicopter to the hospital. all three for reported alert,
answering questions. the oldest victim is 16 years old. >> firefighters rescues other riders and the accident is now under investigation. there are new developments this morning in the fatal water slide accident in kansas city. officials say he died of a neck injury. >> it turns out the verruckt, the world's tallest water slide was never inspected by the state of kansas because regulations only cover mechanized rides. still, the park there officials say, they inspect the water slide every day. we get more from alex perez. >> reporter: an eyewitness giving the first account of the horrific accident that can killed ten-year-old caleb shaup. >> i basically heard a couple of loud booms. sounded like something hit the slide. i looked at my cousin and i said i think that's a body outside of the raft. >> reporter: he was in the schlitterbauhn water park in kansas city sunday afternoon informal he said schwab was
riding in the front of the raft when the boy fell out. he was a registered nurse and raced to help. >> as i get closer and put my hand on the slide, the life guard says there's nothing you can do. >> reporter: earlier in the day he road that water slide with his cousin. she told him the velcro on one of the two seat belts came loose. >> her belt came undone. >> reporter: schwab was a fe freckled base baseball fanatic. the family saying since he was born he brought joy to our family. the ride called verruckt, the german word for insane. standing at 16 168 feet high, and plummets 17 stories in seconds. riders reaching speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour. we were there when the ride opened two years ago. the slide requires a minimum hagt of 53 -- height of 53 inches. >> combined weight must be over
400 pounds. >> reporter: early tests showing sandbag dummies flying off the slide. it was reworked. >> n a statement park officials said an investigation is ongoing. the slide is set to remain closed indefinitely. the rest of the water park set to reopen on wednesday. al alex perez. >> thanks to alex in kansas. we turn now to politics. and donald trump facing new criticism from members of his o own party. some 50 republican national security officials saying they won't vote for trump. among the most prominent names, michael hayden, and former secretaries of homeland security, tom ridge. trump fired back calling them the failed washington elites, saying they're the reason why the world is such a mess.
but then the developments overnight, another prominent republican won't be voting for trump. senator susan collins says he shows disregard for human decency. she listed a series of incidents she was troubled by. they include trump's comments about the judge's hispanic heritage and his feud with a gold star family. a new candidate entered the race as a conservative alternative to donald trump. former cia officer, evan mcmullin says both trump and hillary clinton aren't fit to be president. and he called trump a fraud and a conman. mcmullin says he's ready to fight. >> delta airlines is warning fliers to expect cancellations and delays. delta flights around the world for grounded for several hours after an e electrical failure knocked down computers. they're the second largest air
carrier. the issues affected thousands of passengers. the airline is now offering frustrated travelers cash and waivers. no california, a monster wildfire has scorched -- 5,000 homes under evacuation orders. it scorched more than 6,000 acres in the san bernardino mountains. hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames on the ground and in the air. the cause of the fire is under investigation this morning. residents along florida's gulf coast are likely to see more of this. the drenching rainstorms continue for a second day. there will be heavy thunderstorms from the florida panhandle down to tampa with spotty storms extending up to the carolinas and across to florida's atlantic coast. some communities may see as much as a foot of rain. >> the family of a muslim teen arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school last year is suing.
teachers said it looked like a bomb. others suggested it was a case of bias against muslims. he was suspended for three days. he was invited to the white house. still, the family says the incident forced them to leave the united states. school officials deny any wrong doing. to the olympics and what will be a big day. gymnastics and swimming. on monday there were 14 gold melg mel medals handed out, two of them to the united states. the u.s. in a tie with china. the overall count six ahead of the chinese and japan and russia tied for third with ten. for team usa, much of the focus was in the pool. >> reporter: michael phelps was back in the water for his signature event, but the greatest competitive swimmer was off his game coming in second to
hu hungary. kat katie ledecky finished second. she considered a shoe in for more than olympic gold. missy franklin, star of the london games making her rio debut. ryan murphy grabbed a gold. connor dwyer settled for bronze. in the 100 meter breast stroke, it was lilly king getting cold. serena williams was back on the court after she and her sister lost their first doubles match ever at the olympics on sunday. the 22-time grand slam and reigning olympic champion advanced in singles played. in men's gymnastics, it was a fifth place finish. the japanese team won gold. the u.s. men's basketball team
had no trouble with venn dezuve. no one is ever more proud of an olympic athlete than their parents. except maybe a grandparent. >> that's ryan lochte's grandmother. she couldn't go to rio, so he tweeted out this video of her. the 11 time medal winner is in the pool for the first time today in the 200 meter individual medley. he has like brand new platinum hair? i don't know what color to describe it. >> okay. lochte still coming out trying to make fashion statements at the olympics? >> yes, but grandmother is doing her own statement. >> is that construction paper? i love that. they even a whole parade following her. >> yes. look at that.
>> that's great. >> we wish lochte good luck. >> and gymnastics. >> yes. >> coming up, a rare view of some of the most isolated territory in the world. access we've never been allowed before. we'll get a bird 's eye view as the country's leadership gives us the first tv interview in more than a decade. >> and the sleeper threat on the highways. a report showing how many people are driving drowsy. you can find us on facebook at wnnfans.com. and our twitter. and then instagram with insta stories. look to the top of instagram. introducing new k-y touch gel crème.
okay. here's an accelerated look at tropical storm heajavier. this is the view from the beach in mexico. the wind and the rain is sweeping through the resort. news came that the death toll from hurricane earl is up to 45 on the other coast. five bodies were recovered from weekend mud slides. >> in san francisco people got sick after eating gummy bears laced from marin. they ranged from 6 to 18. they suffered from rapid heart rates, high blood pressure and confusion. they are trying to determine the
source of the candy. it's now illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under 18. they have to check i.d.s for anyone who looks under 27. younger americans are at risk for a growing problem that's creating a deadly danger on highways across the country. drowsy driving. >> a new study shows it's responsible for thousands of deaths each year, and more than $100 billion in damage. here's gio benitez. >> reporter: a startling look at the growing sleeper threat on the road. you remember this fedex truck weaving, a sleepy driver at the wheel, and watch as it slams into a car losing control. in that new report, teens and young adults are now to blame for more than half the crashes. alex knoll nodded off on a dark road and woke up when his pickup truck flipped over. >> the steering wheel was
between my legs. >> reporter: nearly 84 million fatigued americans drive every day. last year alone, 5,000 people killed. companies like volvo offering technology to catch drowsy drivers with automatic brakes. >> no brakes. no brakes. wow. >> reporter: and now experts say the increase in teen drowsy driving is due to digital obsession. while the problem is new, the solutions are old. you can go ahead and turn that radio on while driving. open your window to let that fresh air in, or stop while you are on those long draws. >> it is pretty frightening up you're up and driving 18 or hours or so is apparently the equivalent of .05 blood alcohol content. >> we pay attention to dui and dwi, but people forget how
dangerous drowsy driving can be. >> causes a lot of accidents. coming up, it's one of the biggest questions to come out of the summer olympics. what is cupping? micha michael phelps swears by it. how does it work and is it safe? >> first, a rare sight. never allowed before, we're getting our first glimpse of some of the most isolated territory in the world. you're watching "world news now."
now to one of the most isolated and mysterious countries on earth. few people get to see this country. >> that's right, but this morning we're getting a rare view from high above and inside north korea as well as an extremely rare tv interview with a top government official. we're up with bob wood rough. >>. >> reporter: i'm about to fly over some of the most isolated territory in the world, north korea. first time anybody has been able to go up in a helicopter over the city in terms of journalist. most airlines avoid this air space. despite the growing tension between the u.s. and north korea, we got access never allowed. we're not allowed to fly outside the city to show labor camps, but from up here they seem to be in the middle of a construction boom. and changes are visible on the
ground too. at least in this part of pyongyang. just a few years ago we had to leave our cell phones with north korean authorities when we arriv arrived. people talking on cell phones and buses whizzed by. the rhetoric the same hard line, particularly when asked about the sanctions the u.s. placed on north korean leadership last month. >> translator: the united states crossed a red line in relations with the prk. >> reporter: one of the north korea's top officials gave us their first u.s. tv interview in more than a decade. >> translator: so we regard it as the declaration of war. >> reporter: that tension is palpable two hours south on the demilitarized zone. north korean soldiers on one side, and south korean and american soldiers on the other. >> reporter: has it gotten worse in the last month or so in terms of communication. >> translator: there's no diplomatic contact now and no
communication line between the two sides, and so the tension is getting worse and worse. >> reporter: and just last week north korea conducted the latest missile tests. but back in the capital, there is no sign of war. families enjoying the summer and making memories much like their counter parts in the u.s. for nightline in pyongyang. >> i've been to the demilitarized zone there. you go through strict restrictions before where you have to give them your passport. you go through an intense part where you go through the soldiers q and then you go to a gift shop where there's trinkets that say you survived the dmz. it's the weirdest thing. >> like it's a joke. >> it's the weirdest contrast of things. >> strange. coming up, the most terrifying game face so far at the olympics. >> and the restaurant that's
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time now for the mix. we start with an interesting discovery. these two guys elliot fuller and jason franklin were canoeing in wiscons wisconsin, and they came across a beaver dam. they start to look around, and they see a leg sticking out of the dam. they're sure they've found a body. instead, it turns out it was a prosthetic leg. >> okay. not weird. >> this isn't the half. they get the bright idea to search the web to see if anybody has put an ad out for a lost leg. >> because that's what you do. >> and they find the craig's list ad. mark warner of green bay put of a craig's list ad and offered a
$50 reward. the guys give him his leg, they get $50. the beaver stole his leg. he said it was chewed up a little bit, but he's happy to have it back. this is probably the best thing to come out of the olympics so far. the cameras found michael phelps backstage with the angriest of faces because there was another athlete, an australia athlete he was warming up in front of him. the internet thought this is the next crying jordan. this guy made him into a possessed swimmer. and then this one really captured it. the exact sort of laser stare that michael phelps was giving. >> if looks could kill. >> exactly. and then i guess this is from the game assassin creed.
kind of looks like a darth vader character. >> a little bit. maybe he's upset because we don't get any free pizza for every gold medal, otherwise he would have had a lot of free piz pizza. i say that because there's a restaurant chain in australia that's offering that. when australia wins gold, you can get yourself free food as long as the meal is under $17. completely free. all you have to do is sign up for the restaurant's sort of, you know, they call it their customer list. here's the thing. you don't get a free meal for every gold medal. you get a free meal for every day they win gold. even though they've won four medals, only one day of free food. >> and have there been many takers? >> no. just one a day. >> so far just one person in. >> just one person.
this morning on "world news now," now" three young girls thrown from a ferris wheel. we have the latest on the accident now highlighting issues with summer safety. >> donald trump losing support from within his own party. 50 officials vowing to not vote for trump due to concerns over national security. this as he rolls out his tax plan. >> a man allegedly trying to set fire to a building using a molotov cocktail. he gets burned when his apparent plan backfires. >> and leslie jones has sweet revenge after tweeting at the olympic games in trio. she has a network gig. we have more in the skinny on this tuesday, august 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now."
she used to tweet live the bachelorette as well. >> that's one of the reasons she had to return to twitter she said. >> we appreciate it. she's fun. >> good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. we're going to start on a serious turn here and get to our top story. a ferris wheel accident at a county fair in eastern tennessee. three girls in the hospital after they fell 30 to 45 feet to the ground when their basket tipped over. >> all three were conscious and answering questions. the oldest is 16. other passengers had to be rescued from their baskets by firefighters. it's not clear if this was a malfunction or operator error. inspectors will check the ferris wheel later this morning. >> and investigators are piecing together how a ten-year-old boy died on a water slide. police say he died of a neck injury while riding the verru t
verruckt. >> two other passengers in his raft suffered only minor injuries, but the boy's body was not in the raft at the bottom of the slide. all riders on verruckt must be 4 1/2 feet tall, and the three riders in a raft have to weigh at least a total of 400 pounds. >> the schlitterbauhn park reopens tomorrow but not that water slide. we'll move to politics. donald trump facing opposition from within his own party. >> senator susan collins of maine says she cannot vote for trump, calling him unworthy of being president. she slammed his controversial comments on everyone from john mccain to the parents of a fallen soldier, and she cited his inability to apologize. >> all of this is in a washington post op ed this morning. karen travers has more on it. >> reporter: a disciplined trump shifting gears.
>> reporter: he unveiled his economic vision. mostly focusing on tax cuts. >> these reforms will offer the biggest tax revolution since the reagan tax reform. >> reporter: there were few details of how, and no mention of spending cuts. his speech interrupted more than a dozen times by protesters. he didn't take the bait. instead, sticking to script. hillary clinton campaigning in florida. >> we are not interested in economic plans that only help the top 1%. it's time we helped everybody else in america get ahead and stay ahead. >> reporter: her post convention bounce continues. she's up 8 points in the latest abc news washington post poll. and her support among women is at its highest level yet. two-thirds of americans say trump has the wrong temperament to be president. almost as many say he's
unqualified and untrustworthy. all that adds up to a renewed push to get another candidate. a 40-year-old former cia agent announcing he's running as an independent third party candidate. >> i don't want either donald trump or hillary clinton to be president. neither one of them are acceptable for americans. >> reporter: and another sign of revolt in the gop. 50 top republican national security officials writing a letter saying donald trump does not have the character, values, or experience to be president. they also say he would put the nation's security at risk. >> all right. that's karen for us. florida officials have confirmed a new case of zika virus bringing the total number of patients in the state to 17. the cases in palm beach county. the infected person recently traveled to miami or the miami area where other cases were recently discovered. officials still believe active
transmission of zika virus is only taking place within that one square mile. >> authorities baffled this morning investigating the death of a second jogger. she was from new york city and last seen sunday afternoon while visiting family outside of boston. police say she may have been set on fire after a sexual assault. her body was later discovered in the woods about a half a mile from her mother's home. about a week ago another woman was murdered while jogging in queens. >> delta says expect more delays and cancellations. there was a power outage where more than 870 fights for cancelled. >> reporter: delta, the country's second largest airline and the passengers grounded. >> everything is downright now. of. >> reporter: a computer melt down that has delayed more than a third of the airline's 6,000 flights for a short time there
was not one delta flight in the air over the u.s. and not just here. lines forming as delta's entire computer system worldwide went down. leaving jets from newark to london stuck at the gate. >> i was like oh no. we're headed out and we might not have anywhere to go. >> reporter: some passengers sleeping on the floor. frustrating delays. >> i tried to call delta. they told me i'd have a three hour hold. >> reporter: a power outage that shut down computers. pilots couldn't get data. passenger kiosks stopped working. the korea -- ceo took to twitter. >> i apologize for the challenges. >> reporter: computers. we rely on them for everything. just last month it was southwest that suffered a computer glitch leading to the cancellation of 2300 flights. >> now to a fascinating scene from kentucky. surveillance video from this
kentucky country caught two men trying to set fire to a bar bar shop and hair salon. the second molotov cocktail got one of the people. his clothes caught fire. he runs away. the wrong thing to do. your clothes are on fire which everybody knows. police are still looking for the suspects. >> stop, drop and roll. >> i'm sure they'll be able to find them. >> in south dakota a love stair comes to an end. they were married for 63 years. he was a veteran, she was a musician. they had five children together. they weathered life's ups and downs. she suffered from alzheimer's disease. he had prostate cancer. she died, and 20 minutes later, henry followed. >> it's like the notebook. >> i didn't know the ending. >> sorry. spoiler alert.
so we've seen this a few times. celebrities who don't like to have their picture taken. sometimes they'll grab the camera or phone. we have a new brazen incident of this. check out this dolphin. this is at a sea world in orlando. the dolphin grabs an ipad that a visitor was using. drops it right in the water. >> so the ipad owner seems very unhappy as she fishes it out of the water. it appears the dolphins are laughing at her. we don't know why the dolphin grabbed the ipad. maybe it was the pink case? >> maybe he wanted to play pokemon go. >> could be. that's hilarious. i don't think the ipad is usable after that. >> i don't think so. >> coming up, the big question so far out of the olympic games in rio. what are those purple marks on michael phelp's body, on the gymnast.
why he had them put there on purpose what he and a growing number of athletes say they do to help their performance. and later, first he was lil bow wow. then just bow wow as he grow up. now he's going by shad. he's retiring from music and he's not even 30. >> first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather wrought brought to you by vista print. choose to smooth.
>> very good. >> we clearly don't know how to do the samba. >> it would be better with a couple of drinks. >> let's head to rio. even though we can't dance like they do, and take a look at competition. basketball for a long time hasn't been too competitive for the united states. the men and the women have played a total of four games. the average margin 50 points. >> the latest victim, venezuela. the game was tied after the first quarter. carmelo anthony and friends pulled away. 113-69 was the final. on the women's side, team usa kept rolling. huge win over spain. 40 point victory there. 103-63. we're also doing well in other sports. in the pool, record breaking performances for us. >> first it was ryan murphy
setting an olympic mark as he won the 100 meter backstroke. then lilly king set an olympic record. the 19-year-old took home the gold with the 100 meter breast stroke. >> and the medal count, the u.s. is in first place with a total of 19. china is second with 13. we're tied for gold. japan and russia are tied for third with ten. italy is in fifth with nine. >> speaking of the leaderboards. >> we should update. portugal, zero. belize, zero. >> we're going to be there for a while if we're waiting on medals portugal and belize. lots of faith from michael phelps. he won his 19th gold medal, and many fans were buzzing about the
mystery marks on his body. what are they? abc is on the case. >> reporter: eyes on michael phelps winning the 19th gold. many noticed something else, those large purple circles, bruises, actually, on his right shoulder and right there on his back. posting photos of himself of his last practice before rio and holding his son. he says it's a treatment called cupping. they place heated glass cups on the skin to reduce soreness and increase blood flow. he featured it in a recent ad. he's not the only one using the technique. a gymnast posted himself with the cupping bruises which can take two weeks to heal. >> while many athletes believe cupping helps speed the healing process for muscles, scientist hasn't proved it. these athletes are convinced it's giving them the extra push
they need. >> all right. whatever works. >> yeah. we should try it before we anchor a newscast. when we come back, leslie jones gets the last laugh on twitter. what she'll be doing at the olympics. and wait until you hear what snoop dogg and martha stewart are cooking up. "world news now" continues after this. from our abc stations.
♪ >> time for the skinny starting with a comeback for leslie jones. >> last month she almost quit twitter over a series of racist and abusive tweets. >> now her live tweeting of the summer olympics to her followers so impressed executives at nbc that the network invited her to join their team in rio to cover the events. >> and these weren't just any tweets. they included video of her in lively reactions and words of support to team usa. >> it comes on the heals of one of her youngest fans, age 9, sending her a note of encouragement. >> he wrote they're just jealous. you're a ghost buster then a they're not. >> leslie tweeted that out saying i'll put this on my board
at work. >> that's nice. >> someone who could use some words of encouragement this morning is fifth harmony's singer. >> she says she is leaving twitter over a rash of racial cyber bullying as well. before logging off she tweeted a statement about her departure saying i'm not the first black female celebrity to deal with this, and i'm sure i won't be the last. >> she praised twitter for their quick response to the abuse. after she posted it, her band members spoke out in support, and fans spoke out with hash tags supporting her. >> maybe she'll be back. >> yeah. >> next, scott eastwood opens up about starring in one of taylor swift's videos. >> the 30-year-old son of clint eastwood told people magazine that none of his agents wanted him to do it. >> that's because they said apparently, quote, why would you want to be a taylor swift's boy
toy, and he said, why the hell not? >> i would agree. in her wildest dreams video he plays an aloof movie star on the set of a fictitious movie set in africa. swift falls for him. they make love on their mosquito net canopy bed, and they break up. >> they have to. it's a swift song. >> it's basically like her lifestyle. >> they don't end in happy endings. >> no. >> so shortly after shooting the video he said not only is she a rock star, but someone i'm proud to call a friend. perhaps she filled one of those blank spaces? >> many. you mean of starbucks lovers? speaking of stars, lin-manuel miranda delighted disney fans. >> taking a break from writing songs, he voiced his appreciation for other songs.
>> he took over the instagram asking fans to name the songs he was singing, and hi voiced some of disney's most iconic sound track tracks. >> he was joined by dwayne johnson. he showed off his biceps during miranda's version of gaston. ♪ no one fights like gas ton ♪ in a wrestling match nobody bites like gaston ♪ >> wow. okay. moana is set to hit theaters the day before thanksgiving. >> how can you not sing along? >> i can't compete with the rock and lin-manuel miranda. >> stay with us. we have more skinny ahead. >> it is your lucky day. bow wow, you remember him? well, forget about him. he's saying bye bye to that career. >> he's not lil anymore?
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go long. ♪ ♪ >> there had to have been one. welcome back to our bonus round of the skinny starting with brie larson. >> according to of the hollywood reporter the actress is set to be at the helm of the quirky independent comedy, unicorn store. >> it tells the story of a woman who after moving back in with her parents receives a mysterious invitation to a store that will test her idea of what it means to grow up. in other words, it's a millennial fantasy. >> larson will direct and star and help produce it. she's not new to the backside of
a camera. she co-directed the short film the arm which won at sun dance in 2012. >> this is what we were trying to figure out. we have a celebrity retirement announcement. >> it was way back in 2000 when 13-year-old chad moss, remember him, released his first album at lil bow wow. >> he was cute. >> yeah. he was. and now at the ripe age of 29, the rapper formerly known as bow wow announced he's retiring from the rap career, and that his upcoming album will be his last. >> he posted the album will be executive produced by his uncle, snoop dogg and himself. and that it's only right since it was snoop who first brought him into the game. >> moss says that it's a blessing to have made millions and be able to retire before 30. his post retirement plans include a focus on acting and hosting, and he says he's producing two tv shows this year.
we can't wait for the retirement tour so we can jam out to all the hits. you know, that remake. >> there was a time when i knew some of his stuff. there was a time. >> okay. this weekend snoop dogg has another project that involves an unlikely partner, is it. >> he will be co-hosting a cooking show with martha stewart that will feature them preparing a dinner for their friends. it will be called martha and snoop's dinner party. >> they say it will exemplify celebrity and dining. >> it won't be their first collaboration. they appeared together on a game show earlier this summer, and they sat next to eac p?p?o?gvh
making news in america this morning, ferry wheel fall. three young passengers thrown from the ride tumbling from near the top. witnesses describing the horrifying scene as the investigation gets under way overnight. donald trump and hillary clinton spar over economic policies as prominent security experts say trump would be a reckless president. meanwhile, there is a new name entering the race. we're live in washington. a bubbling arson suspect trying to burn down a barber shop but catching himself on fire. check out this seaworld surprise when a girl tries to get a close-up of a dolphin. i guess the dolphin prefers selfies. >> i guess. a good