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making news in america this morning, campaign drama as hillary clinton's closest aide separates from her scandal-prone husband. donald trump taking advantage. criticizing clinton and questioning whether the top secret information may be in the wrong hands. and this morning john mccain facing the race of his political life today. see the rush to fill sandbags as rough surf grows in two tropical systems gain strength along the u.s. coastline. where to be on the lookout coming up. a highway crash and the brave actions of bystanders jumping into action trying to save a driver from a burning vehicle. and look who showed up for jury duty. taylor swift takes her seat among other potential jurors so was the songwriter selected to help decide a case?
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and we say good tuesday morning. we get started with the race for the white house. it appears to be tightening up. >> the latest monmouth university poll shows clinton seven point as head of donald trump among likely voters down 13 percentage point, a lead she had a few weeks ago after the conventions. >> more voters have a favorable view of clinton compared to trump. >> all this as a sexting scandal case creates a case of deja vu for her top aide and provides ammunition for donald trump. kenneth moton has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump is increasing attacks on hillary clinton's closest aide, huma abedin announced her split from disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner caught up in another sexting scandal. >> she's married to a guy that is uncontrolled and uncontrollable. he's a sick person and she has
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access to classified information. >> reporter: aberdeen said after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage i have made the decision to separate from my husband. weiner is back in the tabloids after "the new york post" published raunchy pictures were sent to a 40 something divorcee and trump supporters. he accidentally tweeted a lewd photo of himself. >> i'm here again to apologize. >> reporter: the allegations from several women piled up and aberdeen stayed by her husband's side. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. >> reporter: their marriage was featured in a documentary on weiner's scandal and his failed run for new york city mayor in 2013. >> it's like living in a nightmare. >> reporter: the relationship and aberdeen's closeness to clinton has been a line of attack for months for trump and at the center of newly released state department e-mails and setting up meetings between high
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level donors and the then secretary of state. diane and kendis while donald trump is responding to aberdeen and weiner's split, hillary clinton is not. aberdeen who has been with the democratic nominee on a fund-raising swing in the hamptons, while she did not attend any of her events yesterday. >> that's abc's kenneth moton for us in washington. thank you. it appears donald trump's former campaign manager isn't really out of the fold. sources tell abc news trump and corey lewandowski speak almost every day describing his relationship as stronger than ever fired in june with the candidate lagging in the polls and hired by cnn shortly afterwards as a political commentator. the senate's top democrat wants the fbi to look into possible russian tampering with the u.s. election results. minority leader harry reid sent a letter to bureau chief james comey and claims mounting evidence of a connection between the russian government and donald trump's presidential campaign. he went on to say the public deserves full accounting before
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election day. >> on that note the fbi is alerting states to keep a close watch on voting systems after uncovering two cases of russian hacking. the attacks targeted voter registration systems in arizona in june and illinois last month. reports indicate no data was tampered with in either instance but the illinois cases reportedly is the first successful compromise of a state voter registration database. today is primary day in arizona. and longtime senator john mccain appears to be in the fight of his political life. the five-term incumbent is facing two challengers for his seat. he's up in most of the polls that we're seeing but he is also looking at the prospect of a tough general election fight. mccain also does not have the support at the top of the republican ticket. donald trump declining to endorse him. several states are bracing for severe weather now. >> well, for one we have two tropical depressions that are south of florida, both expected to become tropical storms in the next few day, depression 9
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moving up the gulf toward northern florida. >> residents in the tampa/st. petersburg area are filling sandbags and getting ready for heavy rain there, as well. then depression 8, which is moving up the east coast toward north carolina's outer banks and expected to become a tropical storm later today. beachgoers already seeing rough surf and rip currents there with heavy rain ahead. more now from abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: td 8, tropical depression 8. he don't get a name until they become a storm and this looks like warnings in place. the storm dropping quite a bit of rain for south florida through cuba, that one has to become a tropical storm and then make its northeastward turn between tallahassee and tampa. >> well, there's also nasty weather in the pacific with a hurricane watch for hawaii's big island for hurricane mad line, a category 3 storm and hurricane lester, a more powerful category 4 further out.
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investigators looking into the false alarm that shut down l.a.x. are focusing on 911 calls. there were several of those from multiple terminals, all reporting shots fired and while those reports turned out not to be true they still spread by word of mouth and social media and took two hours for police to say all was clear. all 200 flights were delay and three hurt by getting trampled. another big scare in albuquerque. a flight to denver was evacuated after a suspicious package was spotted in the cabin. the boeing 737 taxied to a remote part of the airport and searched. luckily investigators didn't find anything dangerous on the plane. >> john kerry making headlines suggesting the media can play a role in reducing terrorism by reducing its coverage of attacks. speaking in bangladesh kerry echoed comments he made last year at the united nations and says the media might do everyone a service if it didn't cover
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terrorism so much but he cautions there may be no single answer as to why someone becomes a terrorist. well, the u.s. is warning two key allies in the middle east to stop fighting each other and instead focus on isis. this comes after a series of clashes between turkey and kurdish forces in syria over the weekend. the issues likely to come up when president obama and the turkish president holds face-to-face talks this weekend. the italian coast guard reporting one of the biggest migrant rescues to date and teamed up with a few other groups to pull 6500 of them off boats. they're set to be from somalia and aea eritrea. gene wilder starred in several comedy classics including "young frankenstein" and "blazing saddles." he started his career on the stage but rose to fame in all those funny movies. >> wilder was married to
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comedian gilda radner in th the '70s and founded her cancer charity after she died. he was then diagnosed with alzheimer's three years ago but decided not to disclose that. gene wilder was 83 years old and we will have more reaction later in this half hour. still ahead right here, a frightening dayen 0 the job. some workers who had to be rescued left dangling for hours. and maybe jodie foster was on to something in "contact." astronomers have picked up a strong radio signal from space.
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a dramatic rescue in eastern rhode island as two workers were dangling from a bridge. the men were inspecting the bridge when their bucket truck tipped over leaving them stuck. after about two hours the men were transferred into another bucket and hoisted back up to the bridge.
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both men were treated at the hospital for some minor injuries. chicago is heading toward a record no city wants, during the month of august there have been more than 400 people shot and at least 78 homicides making august the city's most violent month in nearly 20 years. so far they have had more murders and shootings than new york and los angeles combined. the white house is now weighing in on 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick's protest of the national anthem. a spokesman calls kaepernick's refusal to stand for the anthem, quote, objectionable but says that he is entitled to express his views. in a radio interview donald trump also offered his take saying maybe kaepernick should find a country that works better for him and trump added, that won't happen. facing mounting criticism over pricing the makers of the epipen will offer a cheaper generic version. drugmaker my. la nchln will sale one for $200a
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two-pack. they said they will increase the value of co-pay coupons from 100 to $300, however, they won't apply to purchases of the generic product. privacy advocates are upset about a new change at chwhatsap. facebook insists that the contents of what isapp messages will stay private. complaints are being filed at the federal trade commission. someone may be trying to call us from a galaxy far, far away. you remember just like jodie foster in "contact." astronomers picked up a strong radio signal from outer space. >> coming from a star similar to our sun, but don't put out the welcome mat just yet. it has not been confirmed by any other radio telescopes. >> all righty. >> e.t. phoning back? maybe. >> they come in peace.
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storm cleanup in colorado. bringing out the snow clearing equipment in august. that massive highway pileup. see the heroes now beast praised for saving a life. you don't let anything keep you sidelined.
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a student stabbed to death at a weekend party. >> a young life may have ended because an apology wasn't enough. abc's gio benitez with more. >> reporter: a murder mystery rocking an ivy league school. the search is on for those who stabbed two students early sunday morning killing one. >> be advised. i have two patients. part number one, unresponsive. >> reporter: police say 19-year-old anthony nazaire and a friend were atenzing a student organized party at cornell when a brawl broke out. >> his friend bumped a girl by accident and he apologized. the both of them apologized. even my brother apologized. >> reporter: police do not believe there is any current threat to safety on campus and continuing to investigate what happened. >> we had a lot of videos that have been submitted by folks that were in the area. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, ithaca, new york. and investigators say after
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intervening several witnesses someone may have captured the killing on video. two u.s. pilots are free on bail after being charged with attempting to fly while under the influence of alcohol. they were identified in court documents as carlos licona and paul grebenc. they tried to check in at scotland's glasgow airport now suspended. travels deaths have seen their largest spike in decades. it finds that deaths from auto accidents rose 7.2% last year. the last time there was such a large single year increase was 1966. officials say the increase can be attributed to more people driving. we're getting our first look at dramatic video from a ten-car pileup in central new york. this is in binghamton. police are using the video from a citizen's dash camera to help identify the bystanders who saved a woman from her car that was caught on fire. they jumped into action rescuing
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her and putting out those flames you see there on the left. binghamton's mayor says he wants to find the people and recognize them for their efforts. at the u.s. open six seeded women and two men were losers on the first day of the tennis tournament. >> it was a late night indeed. as for baseball, highlights from espn. good morning, "sportscenter" from los angeles. we're getting on towards september now in the races heating up in baseball and games are getting better. >> monday, unbelievable. instant classic. around it and that's all you get. this was a full meal, cubs and pirates, bottom of 13. two on, cubs down 7-6. anthony rizzo went 1 for 6. tied it there at seven, two batters later miguel montero singles to left. he scores to win it, 8-7 in 13. hopefully you taped "sportscenter" on the vhs and
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watched the whole highlight. cardinals and brewers. this one was good. test test molina. he's going to lay it down. bunts it to a fielder's choice. garcia out at third. scooter jeanette can't hang on. here comes stephen piscotty and there go the brewers. cardinals make the lead stick and win it 6-5. >> all right. >> that's it from here. >> yeah. >> back to you. >> counting in my ear right now. >> we know what that sounds like. up next in "the pulse," annual list of the nation's top party schools is out. >> and reaction to the death of gene wilder, the actor being honored by fellow stars. i work 'round the clock. i want my blood sugar to stay in control.
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♪ we're going to start "the pulse" with reaction to the death of comedy legend gene wilder. of course, the dhar of willy wonka and "young frankenstein." he died at the age of 83. mel brooks tweeting, gene wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time. he blessed every film we did with his magic and he blessed me with his friendship. >> carl reiner tweeted out au revoir for a gifted actor whose films i suggest you revisit if you want to be thoroughly entertained. next to a celebrity in court. >> but taylor swift was just there to take care of her sieving duty in this nashville court. after posing for photos and videos with fans and reporting for her jury duty this was in criminal court. >> so during jury selection she
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described her occupation simply as songwriter. >> not as a star but she was eventually dismissed reportedly because she's involved in her own pending sexual assault case involving a colorado radio deejay accused of grabbing her three years ago. okay, so let's be honest. it is early right now on every college campus around the country which means for some it's party time. but where do they party the most? >> ooh, so, answer, apparently the university of wisconsin according to the princeton review's new list of top party schools. the badgers were up two spots from last year. >> and next to number two was west virginia university followed by the university of illinois, the main campus and lehigh and bucknell rounding out the top five. >> byu is celebrating its number one stone cold sober ranking for the 19th year in a row. >> not bad. what is probably the most adorable rendition of the abcs
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. it is 4:27 on this tuesday and we are following breaking news. an out of control car has left an enormous mess on a busy camden intersection. homes are damaged, wires down, debris is everywhere and we are live on the scene. a worker inside a southwest philadelphia store narrowly escapes serious injury when a police chase ended with the car they were chasing crashing into the business. parents are being warned that a clown is trying to lure children into the woods in south carolina. plus we'll have your accuweather forecasts a look at traffic all next on "action news." >> ♪ after 32 years on the job mcdonald's employee is retiring but this is no ordinary story about a dedicated worker. >> yeah, frya david performed a
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special bond with her customers and they with her. health onrue from our boston station has the story. >> reporter: it's not an easy thing retiring from a job you love. >> i had other people that work with me. >> reporter: and frya david did more than make french fries in her 32 years. >> she has taught us all a valuable lesson that we've all got so much to be grateful for. >> reporter: this 52-year-old woman with down syndrome brought unique abilities showing colleagues even in the busiest hours a hug and kindness can make everything seem okay. >> she had a smile on her face. she was excited to work. and very, very happy to be here. >> reporter: while colleagues showered her with gifts. >> french fry necklace. >> oh. >> reporter: a customer shared this touching memory. >> she used to look for me when i was coming across the driveway and when she saw me she jumped up before i even got there to hold the door open. >> reporter: the charles river
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center native helped find her a job three decades ago. >> we job coached her until she sear reached a level of independence. >> whenever you come here your meal is free and on us for as long as you want. >> reporter: you'll still freia having lunch with her mom. >> i like being here. >> reporter: and the feeling is clearly mutual. they're all hoping she leaves feeling loved and valued. >> we wanted to do just a celebration of her employment and it just grew and grew and grew. >> yay. >> what a great success story for the center, mcdonald's and for freia herself. >> that's what's making news in america. >> have a great tuesday.
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>> ♪ "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'd edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it is 4:30 on this tuesday august 30th. stamp off. erin o'hearn joins us. >> and we're following breaking news. a driver smashes into a pole bringing down wires destroying two porches and leaving debris scattered. we're live at the scene of the wreckage. >> we are gathering new information on that deadly shootout along the atlantic city expressway. police wonder if another vehicle was involved. >> on the campaign trail, donald trump is using a sexting scandal to attack his opponent hillary clinton. >> first up though weather and traffic with dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> boy is it going to be

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