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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a grim discovery in the search for the young men missing near philadelphia. what investigators are now saying about human remains found and the person in custody. we have all the breaking details ahead. president trump arriving in france overnight. he's there to meet with the french president as he defends trump jr. about his meeting with the russian lawyer in a new interview. what would you do if you were locked inside an atm? see how one guy got in there and the ingenious way he got out. and the best from the world of sports gather for the espys. we'll have some of the winners, some comedy and the guy getting a lot of attention for his outfit.
a good morning to all. we begin with breaking news. investigators say human remains have been found in the search for four missing men near philadelphia. >> under lights and tents investigators have been on the scene all night long. cadaver dogs took investigators to a site on the farm where human remains were buried in a hole more than 1 feet deep. >> one was that of dean finocchiaro. we get more from abc's janai norman. >> reporter: a grisly twist in the mysterious case of four young men who vanished near philadelphia. overnight investigators announcing they found at least one of them. >> very, very sad to say that we can now identify dean finocchiaro, 19 years old of middletown as one of the people that was found buried in that grave. >> reporter: the person of interest, 20-year-old cosmo dinardo posted bail and was out of jail less than 4 hours before he was rearrested.
dinardo was charged with stealing and trying to sell 21-year-old tom meo's car after authorities found the car in a garage on dinardo's family's property with meo's diabetes medication still inside. meo, 19-year-old jimi patrick, 22-year-old mark sturgis and 19-year-old dean finocchiaro all disappeared last week and the search continues for three of them. >> there are additional human remains inside that grave. we're not done yet. >> reporter: a neighbor says she heard gunfire on the dinardo property on saturday. >> all of a sudden we heard this very, very loud boom, boom, boom. >> we heard it. we felt it. it was violent. >> reporter: investigators have been combing through the family's farm for days sifting through soil, digging up concrete and using a backhoe to search a roughly 90-acre area even bringing in cadaver dogs before making that horrifying discovery. >> those dogs could smell these
ground. >> reporter: a judge set dinardo's bail at $5 million cash saying it must be paid in full and calling it the highest bail she's ever set. diane and kendis. >> such a sad scene there overnight. thank you janai. er attention there where president trump arriving in paris this morning for a two-day visit with emmanuel macron. >> the president and first lady will take part in bastille day celebrations tomorrow and will hold a news conference this afternoon where he is sure to face questions about his son's controversial meeting with a russian lawyer. >> before leaving washington, the president finally made it clear that he is standing by his oldest son. here's abc's jonathan karl with more. >> reporter: president trump is coming to the defense of his son. he says he doesn't blame don junior for agreeing to meet with a woman described as a russian government attorney who claimed to have dirt on hillary clinton. in an interview with reuters, the president says, i think many people would have held that
meeting. in an e-mail exchange with an acquaintance don junior was told the purpose of the meeting was to provide the trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate hillary. the information described as high level and sensitive. and part of russia and its government's support for mr. trump. don junior's response, if it's what you say, i love it. when asked in march by "the new york times" whether he'd ever had campaign-related meetings with russians, donald trump jr. said none that were set up and certainly none that i was representing the campaign in any way, shape or form. also entangled in this donald trump's son-in-law and top adviser jared kushner who attended the meeting with the russian lawyer after don junior forwarded him the e-mail chain with the subject line, russia, clinton, private and confidential. what do you say to democrats who say that jared kushner's security clearance should be revoked?
>> once again we don't discuss security clearances but i think democrats are trying to play political games and i think it's ridiculous. >> is there any concern over the top adviser to the president. >> did nothing wrong, no. >> reporter: the president himself has been out of public view for days. aides describe him as angry and frustrated but these images emerged, the president meeting with faith leaders in the oval office, laying their hands on him in prayer. the interview with reuters the president talked about his meeting with vladimir putin and germany and he said the first 20 to 25 minutes of the meeting was on the issue of russian interference in the election. this is how the president put it, i said did you do it. he said no, i did not. absolutely not. and the president said, i then asked him a second time in a totally different way, he said absolutely not. but there is no indication in this interview about whether or not the president accepted putin's denials. jonathan karl, abc news, the
white house. president trump has personally intervened on behalf of a group of afghan girls trying to come to the united states. they were denied visas and many on social media blamed that on the president's immigration policies. the white house official said when the president heard about the girls' plight he got homeland security to clear the way for them to visit next week. >> we'll get details of the new republican plan to repeal parts of the affordable care act. >> president trump says he will be very angry if the senate fails to pass the bill and it's up to majority leader mitch mcconnell to pull it off, he says, but the new version reportedly doesn't differ that much from the first version. >> some conservatives say the republican plan doesn't go far enough to repeal obamacare. some moderates say it goes too far. every democrat will vote against the plan if more than two republicans do the same. the bill will fail. we have an update on congressman steve scalise, he is out of icu but remains in serious condition this morning. the louisiana republican was one of five injured after a lone
gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball practice. scalise has undergone several surgeries since the june 14th shooting. president trump's pick to replace fired fbi director james comey has assured lawmakers he will remain independent. the confirmation hearing for christopher wray focused largely on the russia investigation. wray told senators he has no reason to doubt the intelligence community's assertion that russia meddled in the election. >> as the future fbi director, you consider this endeavor a witch-hunt. >> i do not consider director mueller to be on a witch-hunt. my loyalty is to the constitution, no one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath at any point during this process and i sure as heck didn't offer one. >> wray is a former high-ranking justice department official. he saided he'd be prepared to step down if the president asked him to do something illegal. it is to satisfy republicans and democrats. let's take a look now at your weather.
>> there's more rain and flooding on the way to the great lakes region today. the fox river is already at an all-time high. that's in burlington, wisconsin, after 7 inches of rain fell in a short period. there was also significant flooding north of chicago in the east the problem is excessive heat. heat advisory in effect from washington, d.c. to new york city. temperatures will be close to 100 degrees and the high humidity will make it feel even hotter. some records may fall and the air quality will not be good. still ahead, a big change can be coming to the social scene at harvard university. and the mother who says her son went limp in her arms waiting for their plane to take off, well, she is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. the atm that causeproblems himself locked inside the machine. what police had to say coming up.
we're monitoring the long valley wildfire that is straddling the border between california and nevada. about 50 miles north of reno. it has burned about 20,000 acres and very little contained. this is one of four dozen active wildfires burning in a dozen western states. market opens today in record territory. the dow closed at an all time high yesterday at 21532 after fed chairman janet yellen signaled a gradual rise in interest rates and expressed optimism about the u.s. economy. yellen is back on capitol hill today testifying before a senate banking committee. united airlines has a new plan to deal withover booked flights. according to bloomberg the airline's new system will offer passengers rewards if they give up their seats days in advance.
the news comes three months after dr. david dao was dragged off a plane and refused to leave after being selected to be bumped. a mother speaking out after an incident on a plane she says could have killed her infant son. >> the mother is demanding changes after she and her son were stuck on the tarmac during a heat wave. mara schiavocampo has more in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: the mother who feared for her baby's life as he overheated on a delayed plane speaking out in an abc news exclusive. >> it was extremely hot and everyone around me was complaining. >> reporter: she says that after a delay, the flight crew allowed her he off the plane to cool off. 20 minutes later she reboarded for takeoff only to have the flight delayed again and that's when she says owen's condition started quickly deteriorating. >> a mom knows and he made a cry that i've never heard before.
and his coloring -- i've never seen that color before. he was screaming and then he just stopped. and my son went limp in my arms. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, denver. >> an emotional interview. united airlines is apologizing and investigating that incident and we'll have much more on this story later on "good morning america." when we come back right here, caught on camera, the shocking attack that ended the life of an american college grad on vacation. the iceberg floating free. it's effect on sea levels. as moms, we send our kids out into the world, full of hope. and we don't want something like meningitis b getting in their way. meningococcal group b disease, or meningitis b, is real. bexsero is a vaccine to help prevent meningitis b in 10 to 25 year olds. even if meningitis b is uncommon, that's not a chance we're willing to take.
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the reason, there's a cyclone nearby. >> hopefully that's not your view during your morning road commute. but there will be plenty of water out there. flooding is possible from the southwest up through the middle of the country. wet roads also expected along the gulf coast and the northeast. if you're flying airport delays are possible in chicago, detroit and boston. one of the largest icebergs ever recorded is now floating in the apartment arctic sea. it broke off an ice shelf sometime in the past few days. >> and raises a number of questions about climb change and what caused the iceberg to break off and what changes will it cause? abc's linsey davis reports. >> reporter: a massive iceberg is free floating after breaking away from the ice shelf in apartment antarctica. more than a trillion tons and the size of delaware, the iceberg is one of the largest to ever snap off. the crack has been expanding for years. scientists are calling the split an enormous geographical event and are studying what role, if any, regional warming may have
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harvard may soon ban fraternities and sororities, the recommendation from a faculty committee. it largely targets the school's exclusive all male social clubs. at least one of which dates back to the 18th century. they have been blamed for problems with sexual assault and alcohol abuse. the ban if it is approved would start next year with incoming freshmen. the dust is finally settling at amazon this morning after the company's single best day in its 23-year history. the company's third annual amazon prime day turned out record sales beating the company's numbers for last year's black friday and cyber monday combined. amazon estimates $1 billion in sales over this year's 30-hour period. >> all right. now we know how they'll pay for whole foods. police in texas got their money's worth in the meantime, during an unusual rescue. >> they helped a contractor who was trapped inside a corpus christi atm. now he didn't have his cell phone so he actually sent a note
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we have major breaking news, after days of digging in bucks county a sad discovery authorities announce a break in the case of four missing young men. excessive heat warning is posted for the area. david murphy has everything you need to know coming up in accuweather. just a few thundershowers thundershowers -- hours ago, president trump arrives in france, we have all those stories and your traffic "action news" is up next. coast. finally this morning, the closest most of us will ever get to performing on stage is the school play. >> yeah, but for one group of lucky schoolchildren those
dreams of hitting the big time on broadway now a reality. here's abc's deborah roberts. >> reporter: morning has just begun in east elmhurst new york but students from 127 are already have been hard at work for months. >> bye. >> reporter: about to perform "the lion king" kids. school plays are the rite of passage but for districts with shrinking funding. >> i'm involved in a lot of the budgetary matters and a lot of times arts are sacrificed. >> reporter: that's where disney, abc's parent company, steps in. with their disney musicals and school program offering free performance tools to schools in need. ♪ acuna matata >> reporter: for kids in new york city, a trip to broadway. parents waiting around the block to get in. >> let's take a look backstage through the official stage door. it's almost show time. come on.
there's the stage. so you're just about to go on. >> yeah. >> how are you feeling? >> a bunch of butterflies in my stomach. >> reporter: little stars take the stage. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the reviews raves. >> it was amazing. it was absolutely amazing. >> reporter: when you go home now tonight what are you going to feel. >> i'll dream about it the whole night long. >> reporter: a dream come true. ♪ circle of life [ cheers and applause ] >> what a rush that must have been for them. >> i can't believe he had butterflies going in and then nailed it on stage. some of us couldn't even make it to the school stage. >> no, no, but that kid is a true performer and good luck to all of them. very great in that's what's
>> good morning it is thursday july 13 matt o'donnell is off, jeanette reyes is here. breaking news out of bucks county, there's a development in the search for four missing young men. what police are saying about a double homicide in philadelphia. >> get ready to take cover from intense heat. david murphy has a lot at our sweltering thursday. but first up, let's get to our breaking news,