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what you're l what you're looking at is wreckage from a mid-air collision in western slovakia. two planes carrying dozens of skydivers to an air show that crashed in a heavily wooded mountain area. seven people died and 31 survived. some survived by deploying parachutes and jumping to safety. investigators want to know if one or both of the planes were overloaded. a gas explosion during a construction at a new york city high school has seriously injured three workers. firefighters were still searching the rubble late last night looking for clues.
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the fifth and sixth floors of the school were the most seriously damaged. construction crews were working on a gas line in a science lab when the explosion happened. in los angeles, investigators say they'll recommend to prosecutes that they file manslaughter charges against caitlyn jenner for her involvement in a deadly chain reaction crash last year. >> as kabc's carlos grande explains, a conviction could mean jail time for the former olympian. >> reporter: caitlyn jenner could face a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge for the accident that left one dead. investigators will present evidence next week to the d.a. dana cole is an attorney not affiliated with the case. >> typically the d.a. will follow the recommendation of the sheriff's department. but they're an independent agency and they get to review it and make an independent decision. >> reporter: back on february 7th, caitlyn jenner, who at the time was bruce jenner, was driving a cadillac escalade on the pch in malibu.
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she rear ended a vehicle driven by kim howe. the vehicle was pushed into oncoming traffic and collided with a hummer. howie died at the scene. the investigation concluded that jenner was traveling at an unsafe speed for the prevailing roadway conditions. >> in this case, the negligence is speeding. it would be a felony if the speeding was excessive but in this case it wasn't. >> detectives are also asking for a misdemeanor charge against a third driver, jessica steindorf for driving a vehicle with a suspended license. the adult stepchildren of howie are suing jenner in court claiming he was careless and negligent. >> definitely, if a case gets filed against caitlyn, that can assist the victim family in their civil case. >> reporter: their representatives told us that neither the attorneys or the family are not releasing any statement at this time. jenner's publicist also had no comment. if she's charged and convicted, jenner could spend a year in county jail. reporting from downtown los
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angeles, i'm carlos grande, abc 7. >> the d.a. could decide as early as next week whether to file the manslaughter charges or not. >> jenner said he was being followed at the time. he wasn't trying to evade him, but they were following him. i know they've also taken his cell phone to see if he may have been texting while all this happened, too. >> they can track all these things now. >> coming up in our next half hour, could your stress impact others and what we know about anxiety and how it can be contagious. get expert advice how you can keep others from stressing out and hurting you. first, hot dog heaven. a summer favorite given the gourmet treatment in our insomniac kitchen. creative recipes to make your next barbecue uniquely delicious. you're watching "world news now." cue uniquely delicious. you're watching "world news
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♪ ♪ eating meat on bread is one of summer's simple meals. it's easy to make, it's easy to eat. hot dogs are great because of all the great add-ons. >> but why limit it to ketchup, mustard and relish? nikki battiste takes us into the kitchen with frankly adventurous ways to enjoy hot dogs. ♪ >> reporter: we're pounds and ounces restaurant in new york city with chef margaret lavetti who has created kings of kobe which are gourmet hot dogs with really great ingredients. what inspired you to do this series of hot dogs? >> the inspiration came from my
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boss, eti. it's his concept, really. the hot dogs are a much more health friendly hot dog for people who want to enjoy hot dogs but are more health conscious. >> what should we start with? >> start with the classic. we're going to use brioche bun to start with the boat because these have a lot of toppings on them. and they tend to be hard to lift once it's assembled. we start with the sauerkraut. >> you're very liberal with the toppings. >> i'm liberal with the toppings. you can have too much. the thing is the beef is what we feature. we don't want to disguise the flavor of the beef because that's the best part of the hot dog. this is our red onion marmalade, like i said, it's a takeoff on what you get on the street on a hot dog cart. top it off with the dog here. smash it down. >> smash it down. you have to do the smash because otherwise it will fall off. this is the classic. and this is mustard. >> mustard on the top.
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there you have it. that's our classic kobe hot dog. so the next we're going to do the munchie. these are the coca-cola soaked onions. we're going to top it with the kobe hot dog. right in the middle. push it down again and then we top this one with cream cheese. there you have it. that's the munchie. last but not least, pb & j, hot dog on top and squish it down so the jam starts to squeeze up a bit so you see it. i top it with sheeps milk cheese. you could use feta. i always put a little bit tiny bit of jam on the top. top it with torn mint leaves. this is the almost pb & j. >> the mint on there, too. >> got to get cheese. >> you got to get cheese. >> maybe from this end. i'm going to have to do two bites. they're all amazing. which of these three is your favorite? >> i like the classic the best. >> thank you. >> the gourmet hot dog guide,
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here she is. come to pounds and ounces, kings of kobe, margaret levette, thank you. >> thank you. >> that was interesting. now we have to thank the good folks at pounds and ounces, new york city pub, because they've sent over some hot dogs. it's coca-cola cream cheese. >> munchy coca-cola cream cheese is first and then up next is almost pb & j. >> okay. they provided us with classic forks and knives, but let's just go for it. >> yeah. do you taste the coca-cola? i'm kind of wondering. yeah? >> a little bit. >> good? >> little bit. >> are you going to go for the pb & j. kind of curious. come on, swallow that thing down and go to the pb & j. >> we'll turn this into nathan's hot dogs right here. >> nathan's hot dog eating competition. go! go! >> i need water to dip it in. >> six, five, four, three -- is it good? do you taste the pb & j? >> huh-uh. >> pretty good.
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mix." the cool cats around here were telling me about chatroulette. some sort of thing where you talk to people. it's like roulette. randomly it spins on a random person around the world and you start ran tomly talking to a stranger. >> i never heard of it. sounds like a cool idea, though. >> apparently there's a chatroulette video game. i have no idea what this is about. there you go. you hook up with these people that are like zombies and they take you through this weird corn maze. and it's a real first person video game. >> talking to people i get. but this whole playing of fake games through someone someone else's eyes, that's the part i don't get.
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>> they use round pictures, and they were trying to explain what a round picture is. what is it? it's the people. okay. >> library book. >> yes, library book. so there was a kid. >> you know what? we're going to have to eat our hot dogs. >> my bad. we'll see you later. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," cancer fight. this morning on "world news now" cancer found. jimmy carter admits the disease has spreads to his brain. how he uses faith and humor to share the difficult news. >> tragic loss. the elite firefighters caught in a death trap in washington state. new details about who survived and who did not. >> new this half hour, hope after a paralyzing accident. >> the technological marvel helping a severely injured marathon runner get up and out of her wheelchair. an amazing invention put to work. >> another apology from former reality star josh duggar revealing another major secret and what he calls a hurtful addiction. it's friday, august 21st. from abc news this is "world
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news now". >> good morning. it is friday. we begin this half hour with former president jimmy carter telling reporters he has started treatment for cancer which has spread to his brain. >> mr. carter had radiation in georgia and being treated with a cutting-edge drug. marcy gonzalez reports now from atlanta. >> which humility and even humor. former president jimmy carter openly detailed his melanoma diagnosis sharing his fears when he learned the cancer first discovered on his liver had spread with doctors also finding it on his brain. >> i just thought i had a few weeks left. but i was surprisingly at ease. you know i've had a wonderful life. >> reporter: a life the 90-year-old is optimistically fighting for undergoing radiation treatment on the four cancer spots on his brain. >> the goal there is to prevent them from growing so that he can
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continue to live the high quality life he is right now. >> reporter: some of the focus of his life, though, now changing. >> my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president. >> reporter: after leaving the white house carter and his wife of 69 years rose lynn committed themselves to humanitarian work from the carter center taking a step back to focus on his health a commitment he takes seriously after losing his father and three siblings to pancreatic cancer. president obama tweeting we're all pulling for you. all three other living presidents sharing their well wishes too. >> first time he called me in a long time. >> reporter: carter taking on this challenge with laughter and faith. >> i'm perfectly at ease with whatever comes. >> so far he feels good and really hasn't had much pain. and after yesterday's radiation he still has several pore treatments scheduled over the next few months. >> our ron clayborn posted on
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facebook one of his memories of covering president carter and doing a habitat for humanity event building a house and ron shouts out, mr. carter f you don't come over i'm going to lose my job, you have to come talk to us. some level ron thought maybe i would lose my job and came over and said a few works and went back to building his house. although he never got a second term he put everything into the carter center going internationally to oversee elections pushing for foreign policy things even the white house at the time may not have believed in. he always followed through with what he believed in his heart to be right. >> accomplished so much and doing so, wish him the best. >> certainly do. the battle against the huge wildfires in washington state goes on even as three firefighters were killed there this week and they are being mournd. silent procession of emergency vehicles rolled through washington late yesterday to honor the men, all members of the special unit that heads into dangerous areas to evaluate risk ahead of a larger group of
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firefighters. four others were injured when overtake bin flames. one remains in critical condition with burns over 60% of his body. >> this was his first season as a firefighter. he's the kind of kid that his mother and i are and family are so proud of. >> so much heartbreak in that community. 13 firefighters have been killed this year across the west and right now about 100 large fires are burning in five states. the winds are expected to pick up again in the northwest fire zone today with no rain in sight. >> and here in the northeast, quite the opposite with downpours hitting the i-95 corridor. justin has it covered from accuweather. justin, good morning to you. >> philip and rina thanks and good morning to you. it looks like the winds will be the at their highest later on this afternoon throughout the northwest. this is bad news because we had extreme drought and dangerous fire conditions continuing. the jet stream to the north and east will supply the cooler and moist air into eastern portions
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of montana, that's very unfortunate. friday into saturday, throughout the northeast, it's a tale of two worlds. stormy at the coastline. let's turn it back to you. >> thank you. hurricane danny is expected to lose the limited punch it's packing by this weekend. danny's maximum sustained winds decreased slightly to 80 miles an hour. danny is the first hurricane of the atlantic season. forecasters say it will be approaching the caribbean some time late in the weekend. a hero surfer came to the rescue of two teenagers who nearly drowned in lake michigan. the 13 and 14-year-old girls were being dragged into the deep water by powerful rip currents near muskegon but the surfer managed to pull them to safety. the waves were as high as seven feet and red flags were posted. the convicted murderer who escaped from a new york prison in june appeared in court. the first time we've seen david sweat since he was shot and captured after being on the run 22s days. his arm still in a sling.
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he pleaded not guilty to charges of escape and promoting contraband. the rape trial of a recent graduate of a prestigious prep school in new hampshire set to resume next week after an emotional day in court. the teen as causer bursting into tears grilled by the attorney of her alleged attacker. abc's geo benitez was in the courtroom. >> reporter: 19-year-old owen watching his lawyer cross examine the 16-year-old girl accusing him of rape. questioning her truthfulness again and again. >> isn't that a lie? >> no. >> reporter: a graduating senior inviting the freshman girl to meet him one night at the science building. a romantic moment she says, became a violent assault. his attorney asking her why she says she was cloudy in her interview with police. >> why were you cloudy? >> i was raped. >> reporter: the girl breaking down on the stand. >> i was cloudy because i was
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traumatized. >> reporter: the questions included graphic details about that night and about their e-mails after. writing, you're a gem. her response, you're not too bad yourself. >> you were not being truthful because your real feelings were different than what you were saying in the words, correct? >> correct. i was hiding behind a computer screen. >> reporter: owen insists he never had sex with the girl, but when she got off the stand she issued this statement i can now say i'm a survivor. geo-benitez, abc news, concord, new hampshire. stock markets in asia took heavies losses following a harsh sell-off on wall street. the dow had the biggest loss since february of last year plunging 358 points yesterday. that is more than 2%. the other major averages posted similar losses falling energy prices, china's slowing economy and threat of rise in interest rates sent stocks plunging. the company that just got fda approval for the first drug to boost sex drive in women has
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already been sold at a big price. sprout pharmaceutical bought by valent for a billion dollars in cash. the libido drug is expected to be available by mid-october. sprout is a privately held company with about 30 employees. valiant says it would be the core of a new business focusing on women's health. during summers most sweltering days anybody with a backyard pool can pretty much plan on uninvite the guests dropping by to beat the heat. >> usually those guests are human. imagine the surprise for this new jersey family looking out the back of the window to see a mother bear and five cubs taking a dip in the kiddie pool. >> the mama was focused on cooling off her kids went crazy with the pool toys even popping a beach ball at one point. >> oh, my goodness. that ball is popped. >> at least they knew not to go on the swings without mom. >> look at that looks like kids playing around there. >> totally does look like little kids played around. this could have turned dangerous. >> yes. it could. that's why we're showing it here
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because this is just -- i mean it is kind of cute. look at that. >> it is adorable. i guess the family won't be hosting backyard pool parties any time soon. >> the summer the bear has been overtaken, the summer of the shark taken by the bears now everywhere. >> coming up in the skinny not one but two apologies from josh duggar and why he's calling himself a hypocrite. >> jenny fer aniston speaking about her surprise wedding hp how did she keep it a secret. >> can your stress impact others and what can you do to avoid picking up someone else's nervous vibe. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now weather" brought to you by colonial pen life insurance. insurance. for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance
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well, a housto well, a houston woman is learning to walk again thanks to some cutting edge technology. sarah domson suffered a devastating injury which left her legs paralyzed. the former marathon runner was in a wheelchair until now. with help from a robotic exoskeleton called rewalk, she's up on her feet again. >> psychologically it means so much to be eye to eye with your family and friends. >> with this it gives me hope. i can walk everywhere again. i won't have to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. >> there are fewer of these devices used in the country and if her insurance company approves she may be able to take one home next year. >> incredible. turning now to stress and how like other health conditions it can seemingly spread from person to person. >> we don't think of stress as being contagious. as mara schiavocampo shows us,
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the proof is pretty easy to find. >> reporter: we've all heard of yawns being contagious but what about stress? can a stressed office mate, spouse or complete stranger actually be stressing you out? researchers say yes. a team at st. louis university finding that a stranger just observing someone in a stressful situation. >> you accuse me of stealing a gift card. >> reporter: had elevated heart rates and cortisol levels. >> you can elicit these responses by sitting and watching someone else under stress. >> reporter: researchers say stress is passed on through facial expressions, voice frequency, odor and touch and watching the stressful signs, our own bodies release the stress hormone cortisol. and studies have found you are four times more likely to catch stress from someone you know. last year i sat down with researchers at uc san francisco studying the effect a mother's stress had on her child.
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the mothers had to give an impromptu speech while evaluators scowled critically. >> so this is really new for me. >> you can hear the voice shake. >> reporter: their children played happily in another room and when reunited with mom, all of the babies of stressed mothers had an equally elevated heart rate. they had caught their mother's stress. >> here's the baby's little heart rate. >> reporter: we did our own unscientific test using fitbits to monitor heart rates of couples. >> if you can count backwards from 997,000 in increments of eight. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: as our subjects squirmed so did their significant others. >> i think my stress level was going through the roof. >> reporter: in fact, this woman's heartbeat rose by 12 beats as she watched her husband struggle even offering to take the reins. >> i'll do it. >> reporter: experts say the worst thing we can do is try to hide our stress. it doesn't work and keeps others from being able to support us. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new
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york. absolutely believe in that. smiles can be contagious. vibes are totally contagious. if someone is giving you that vibe, then it definitely tends to rub off, you know,? they say though if someone else it making you stressed out, just get away from them, walk outside, take a brisk walk for a few minutes. you know, that vibe, all that stuff should stay to you, man. don't bring that on me. >> why did the control room just zero in on me when they said if someone's stressing you out. >> there you go. not a question for me. >> well, if we don't see you back here tomorrow, we'll know what happens. you took a walk. it's saturday. pointing it out to me, none of us will be here tomorrow. >> coming up, the new gig that hundreds of thousands of americans want, jon stewart. >> and a bachelorette update that's coming up next in "the skinny." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. abc stat
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♪ skinny, so skinny we begin with the fallout of extramarital affair website ashley madison getting hacked. >> and a high profile user outed who is apologizing yet again. josh duggar, the former reality television personality said he was sorry earlier this year for allegedly molesting his sisters when he was younger.
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his apology now follows data leaked online showing duggar kept an account with the cheating website. >> he allegedly spent up to $1,000 over the last three years on the website whose slogan is life is short, have an affair this was while duggar was serving as director of the family research council, an anti-same-sex marriage lobbying group. in a statement the married father of four says he has been "the biggest hypocrite ever." turning now to a presumably happy marriage and a new one at that. jennifer aniston and justin theroux tying the knot after a three-year engagement. >> news of the wedding was a surprise, something that abc's nick watt asked her about in her first interview since the wedding. nick asked jen how the event was so secret. >> honestly, it was just a lot of faith, a lot of hope and a lot of belief that that was -- and probably just a lot of great manifestation and a wonderful beautiful team of trustworthy people.
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>> yeah. >> aniston is currently promoting her new movie "she's funny that way," with catherine hahn who pointed out all the guests wanted it to be a private affair for their sakes. looks like it worked out. >> this is annie ster's second marriage. she was first married 15 years ago to brad pitt. you may remember that. jennifer and justin spent their honeymoon in the french polynesian island of tahiti and brought some friends along for the ride. >> sounds like a wonderful weekend. it's been two weeks since jon stewart ended his run as the host of "the daily show" but if you want to see him remain in the political world for at least one night, sign a petition. >> if you do, you would be joining over 130,000 people who put their names to a petition on change.org demanding that stewart moderate a 2016 presidential debate. the petition notes his credentials and points out despite going after laughs, stewart had no problem getting
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serious in his interviews with heads of state and notable political figures. >> that's very true. the petitioners also point out a similar effort took place in 2012 to have a woman moderate a debate. that led to the commission choosing candy crowley as the first female presidential debate moderator in 20 years. finally an update on the bachelorette, kaitlyn bristowe and the man she chose shawn bean, the two got engaged on the season finale last month and by all appearances, the two appear to be deeply in love. >> their latest post shows them in bed together looking quite relaxed from what we assume is a good night's sleep. >> here they are with his and her coffee mugs before the wedding. lots of happy couples there. sorry, you know. it's a happy moment. >> yeah. there's no word when their wedding might be but kaitlyn wants to get married in canada. that's where she's from, shawn wants to do it in vegas with elvis there. >> okay. coming up, our "friday rewind" is next. >> you're watching "world news now." ♪
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break out the febreze, and breathe happy ♪ ♪ well, finally th well finally this half hour, a look back at this week's headlines. >> as august is winding down, there's been no shortage of news. as we head into the weekend, here's a look back in our "friday rewind." >> everything that can be done now is being done out there, and our first priority is protecting people and homes and structures and livestock. >> by the time we got in the car, the fire was in our backyard. and we barely made it out. >> the bottom line, this was hell in here. it's just obvious. it was blowing in every damn direction. we lost three. >> i didn't kick or scream or really push. i didn't. but i did say no.
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i said no three times. >> she's a 15-year-old girl without sexual experience. she tried to say no. >> motel 6, report of an explosion at your location. >> i saw everything else blow up and start raining down. >> today jared fogle has been charged and has admitted to participating in a five-year criminal scheme to exploit children. >> we're dealing with some fairly significant mental illness which is another horrible crisis in the united states. how do we treat mentally i -- ill children. >> how would you deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants? how would you find them and deport them. >> it's going to be easy just watch. >> how can you do it? can you give us a specific? >> we ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights constitutionally endowed. >> the idea that the united states america would round up 11 million or 12 million people and deport them is absolute fantasy.
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>> it's history. you know, we're always evolving. the army is number one in making history. >> i'm thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between disney parks and "star wars." ♪ ♪ now get back to the pg that's program and it's easy dre is back new jack ♪ >> a lot going on this week. >> i'm really excited about the "star wars" new attraction coming to disney world and disneyland. >> everybody is. everybody is. one of the things i learned this week too, there was no pumpkin in starbucks pumpkin spice latte. >> that was your moment this week. >> it was a big revelation. been thinking about that, like what was in it before then. >> are you going to try it. >> of course, i got to know now. >> when you get one, always pick me up one. >> sure will. >> thank you. >> don't miss our updates on facebook. that's the news for this half hour. ♪ this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for
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good morning. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm phillip mena. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." new details about the three firefighters killed in washington state. they were all members of a special unit that heads into dangerous fire areas to evaluate risks before larger groups of firefighters arrive. more details straight ahead. there's been another data dump by hackers from the cheating website ashley madison. thousands of e-mails from the site were from military and government addresses some of the e-mails reportedly from high-level employees at the white house and in congress. >> a steep stock selloff on wall street has been followed by more selling on asian marks today. the dow opens this morning at its lowest level since last october after sliding 358 points yesterday. >> mcdonald's closer to is
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ever than serving egg mcmuffins all day long. the company telling franchises making mcmuffins available beyond breakfast hours would increase overall sales and profits. those are some of our top stories on this friday, august 21st. from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin this half hour with those three fallen firefighters in washington state. a procession of emergency vehicles escorted their bodies to a funeral home late yesterday. >> all of them were members of an elite unit that scouted fired ahead of colleagues. with more here's neal karlinksky. >> reporter: we're learning the harrowing details about how firefighters were trapped by a new and ferocious blaze in washington state. >> it was a hellstorm up here and the winds were blowing in every direction. >> reporter: authorities saying conditions are worsening, as winds pick up to dangerous levels, putting more firefighters at risk even as
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these brave men and women mourn three of their own. >> it hurts deep. but the job goes on. >> reporter: the three firefighters killed and four injured were in the middle of a firefight near the tiny town of twisp, washington, when their vehicle crashed and they were overtaken by flames. >> he was the center of our lives. >> we're going to miss him more than anything in the whole world. >> reporter: a 25-year-old with critical burns flown to a hospital in seattle, now fighting for his life and surrounded by family. >> it's a hard time, but there's hope. >> reporter: a female firefighter pulled off the front lines after learning her own husband was among the seven victims. the twisp fire exploding from a tiny 50 acres to a nearly 8,000 acre inferno with swirling winds changing direction, catching the firefighters by surprise. >> that's going to go next. go that way. right now. >> reporter: down the front lines. >> right now they're evacuating us out of this area.
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the firefighters are running. you see the flames are coming. they're saying there's a propane tank. we're going to move on. suddenly, amidst the flames, a huge load of flame retardant rained down, right on top of us. the flames are still going, and these firefighters, they get dumped on like us, they take it in stride and they're moving on. david? neal karlinksky, twisp washington. a gas explosion at a new york city high school injured three workers. it happened last night in the bronx at john f. kennedy high school. a police spokesman says crews were working on the gas line when the blast happened. the building had major structural damage with classes starting just weeks from now. investigators in los angeles want prosecutors to file vehicular manslaughter charges against kaitlyn jenner they've determined that jenner in was driving too fast causing a deadly chain reaction crash. the former olympian rear ended two cars and forced one into oncoming traffic killing one of the drivers in february.
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if she's convicted jen are could face one year in jail. the sex scandal plaguing bill cosby is getting even bigger as more women come forward joining dozens of other accusers. a former flight attendant and actress spoke out for the first time at a news conference in new york. they both say they were sexually assaulted by cosby after meeting him at the playboy mansion in the 1970s and a former model who came forward before also described her encounter. >> i tried to fend him off and said stop. get off me. your family is here. but he ignored my pleas until i began to get louder. then he stopped. he had a look on his face like he did nothing wrong. >> the women also implied that they were drugged. it's too late for them to take legal action against cosby but their attorney says they can become empowered by speaking in the court of public opinion. huge crowds expected to greet donald trump when he
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visits mobile, alabama today as the verbal battle heats up between trump and jeb bush. tom llamas reports from new hampshire. >> reporter: the battle between donald trump and jeb bush getting ugly. >> you know what's happening to jeb's crowd as you know right down the street? they're sleeping. they're sleeping now. >> reporter: immigration center stage. trump vowing to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> we're going to get them out so fast and so quick and it's going to be tough. it's not going to be please will you come with us. >> reporter: now bush firing right back. >> there should be more focus on solving the problems rather than kind of coming in like a tidal wave and saying things that are outrageous and don't make sense. >> reporter: both candidates facing questions why they use the term anchor babies to describe american born children of undocumented immigrants. the implication parents have the chance to anchor themselves in the u.s. so they're not deported. >> are you aware the term anchor baby that's offensive, people
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find it hurtful. >> it's not politically correct and everybody uses it. >> reporter: two years ago. >> bush chaired an outreach group that sent a memo to capitol hill suggest ing conservatives don't use the term anchor baby. now he's defending it. >> is that not bombastic language. >> give me another word. >> reporter: hillary clinton offering up suggestions on twitter, tweeting how about babies, children or american citizens? she's clearly seizing the republican battle which if donald trump has his way, won't end anytime soon. >> trump set to hold his biggest rally in mobile. the campaign started with a space that held 1,000 people, they've now moved to a stadium that holds 40,000. the campaign hoping to fill it. tom llamas, abc news, key, new hampshire. candidate marco rubio has some technical difficulties at a campaign stop in the detroit area. the lights went out briefly as rubio was speaking. when they came back on and the sound system was working, rubio jokingly blamed the democrats and then said that was hillary
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clinton's server. >> oh. former president jimmy carter is revealing he's fighting melanoma with radiation and drug therapy. the cancer he says has shown up in four spots on his brain. despite that, he remains upbeat. here's abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: the diagnosis isn't good, but jimmy carter is handling it with grace. >> so, i'm ready for anything. and looking forward to a new adventure. >> reporter: carter laid it all out there. explaining doctors found a cancerous growth in his liver earlier this summer. two weeks ago, he had the tumor removed, but then learned the cancer had spread to four spots on his brain. melanoma. he feared the worst. >> i just thought i had a few weeks left, but i was surprisingly at ease. you know, i've had a wonderful life, i've had thousands of friends and i've had an exciting and adventurous, gratifying existence. >> reporter: phone calls from the other presidents are already
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coming. >> former president bush called me at one time and then george h.w. bush, bush sr. called me yesterday afternoon again. i think i appreciated that very much, and their wives were on the telephone with them. >> reporter: obama and biden called, too, and the clintons. carter in good enough spirits to joke about their famously cool relationship. >> bill clinton called, hillary clinton called, secretary of state called. first time they've called me in a long time. >> reporter: one thing carter plans to continue doing as he starts his treatment is teaching sunday school at his hometown church. he also holds out some hope of taking a long planned humanitarian trip to nepal in november and if he can't go, he says he'll send the rest of his family. jonathan carl, abc news at the carter center in atlanta georgia. >> of course we are all pulling for him here. powerful storms caused flash flooding north of baltimore. this was the scene last night in a small town of bel air, maryland, where up to six inches of rain fell.
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cars were caught on flooded streets. rescue crews pulled 18 people safely from their vehicles. thankfully no one was hurt and there were no reports of serious damage. a storm system could cause serious travel delays in the busy northeast in the hours ahead. >> the heavy rain is falling along the i-95 corridor over the next few hours. accuweather's justin pavek has the forecast. good morning. >> phillip and reena, thanks and good morning to you. we start in the northwest here first where we have been dealing with numerous fires all week long and the supplier of the cooler air, the jet stream unfortunately remaining off to the north and the east. drier air coming in from the coastline being fed by very warm winds from the south. that means low humidity, lots of heat and sun. we're also in drought. bad news for firefighting conditions. now we're concerned about gusty winds, as well. northeast bound today and tomorrow, looking at drenching storms along the coast from new
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york to boston. good shape toward pittsburgh and a quick check on the topics. we do have danny out there. strong now. as it marches westbound, it will encounter unfavorable conditions. philip and reena, back to you. >> thank you. a lot of fingers crossed at the national zoo after an ultrasound shows panda mei xiang may be pregnant. >> veterinarians have found what they hope is a developing fetus. if it's true she could give birth as early as next week. wow. she is a mother to 10-year-old tai shan and bao bao who turns 2 on sunday. >> they do warn they're still not sure if they're seeing an actual fetus or a bit of bamboo fiber. her getting pregnant would be a big deal because there are only 2,000 pandas still left in the wild there. pandas only have a 36-hour window to even conceive, to get pregnant. >> within a year, right? it's so hard because they can never determine if there is a fetus growing till like they said, she could deliver next week if it's true. >> we are pulling for her.
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including high-definition tv service to latin america, africa and the middle east. philadelphia will be a no drone zone when pope francis visits next month. that crackdown part of increased security measures during the pontiff's two-day stay. unauthorized drone flights have jumped in the past year raising concerns about collisions with commercial and other aircraft. for now the ban only applies to philadelphia but could extend to the pope's other stops. history being made later today at fort benning, georgia for the first time, women will graduate from ranger school. >> this is such a big deal. we're hearing from those twos soldiers about what it took to get through the grueling nine-week can course. here's bazi kanani. >> reporter: they powered through obstacle courses over mountains and through swamps and rivers with 50 pounds of gear. the first two women to complete the army's gruelling nine-week ranger school made history but
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say that wasn't their focus. >> every single time we accomplished something -- that it gave us that extra foothold in being part of the team. i couldn't be more proud and humbled. >> reporter: first lieutenant shae hiver and captain kristen groois will graduate at ft. benning earning the coveted ranger tab after turning skepticism of their abilities into admiration. >> you built bonds through hardship and physicality. i would always rather have a ranger to my left and right when it came to combat situations. and i don't care if that's a male or female. >> reporter: but the two female west point officers cannot yet serve by their fellow ranger's side in combat. the military is still working to open up combat roles to women and some positions may be contested. >> i do hope that with our performance in ranger school we've been able to inform that decision as to what they can expect from women in the military that we can handle things physically and mentally on the same level as men. >> reporter: their achievement
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may earn more rights for women. >> and after all, that's what it means to be a ranger, rangers lead the way. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. so in the entire army, only 3% of the men actually make it on to become an army ranger. so it's pretty impressive these women have the same standards. they didn't lower the standards, exactly what the men have to achieve they also achieved. and no, i would only be an absolute mockery if i ever attempted as you see here to join army ranger school. and why is my hair blonde? >> i think goldie hawn. >> oh, of course. thank you. >> there you go. >> you're right. it's a two-month ranger course, absolutely grueling. the pentagon could change that by next year and hopefully they will get to participate because we all know they've earned. >> some of them only had an hour night sleep. in some of the training. we'll see what happens. coming up, a cat burglar quite literally. >> meet the thieving kitty stealing from neighbors and what
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well, an oregon feline getting a little bit too frisky with the neighbors stealing stuff right off their porch and bringing it back to its home. >> the kitty culprit isn't particularly choosey. he takes whatever's left out, which means lots of shoes and flip-flops.
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reid andrews from our portland station has more. >> reporter: in the dog days of summer, it's a cat that's in hot pursuit of people's stuff. >> he seems to rule the streets. >> reporter: he's a wanted kit, the kitty kingpin of this theft spree snorie, while neighbors are snoring, he's going through their hard earned possessions looking to paw it off. >> i'm waiting for cash but that's not really laying around. >> heather olson is snorie's owner. she's not into shoes so it seems like the cat is sending her hints. snorie doesn't just pick up a shoe here and there, he goes back, grabbing the one he left behind. >> or something that's useful. we've gotten work gloves that fit. so that's nice. >> reporter: he's so twisted he even took a halloween costume from a child. >> i don't know. he just brought it in. >> snorie started swiping in the spring. morning finds him lying next to his night's take feeling accomplished. >> he meows a certain meow. i've never heard. i can try to mimic it.
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he's just so happy. >> reporter: olson knew the who, where and what but not the how till she snapped on a collar cam which shows snorie on the prowl. >> i envisioned some kind of crime story being solved because snori the cat. >> olson will go through the neighborhood and try to return people's goods. when the box is full, snorie is just a year old. the crooked cat is still young and there's no telling what he'll graduate to. >> grand theft. >> reporter: so far everything he's taken is out in the open. maybe he'll end up being a cat burglar. >> i really don't want to start getting underwear. >> i wouldn't either. >> lock your doors. lock your doors. what a shady cat hoarder. that's weird. >> do you know any shady cat hoarders? >> just that one. oh. >> totally set me up for that. >> i totally did. we couldn't resist, phillip. we just couldn't resist. you and dan harris love your cats, huh? >> that's great. coming up "insomniac theater."
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currently 48% on rotten tomatoes. david calls it artless and unpleasant however leah greenblatt of "entertainment weekly" advises viewers to "check your brain at the popcorn butter pump in the lobby and enjoy it. >> okay. if you want to check your brain on another movie you have another option with "hit man agent 47." unlike "american ultra"this is no comedy. although you could argue it's funny for the wrong reasons. it's a sequel to the first hitmen, a movie based on a video game. paul walker was intended to be the lead. instead rupert friend stars as a genetically engineered killer. ♪ >> when i get anxious and can't ♪
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>> when i get anxious and can't sleep i take things apart. >> don't ever do that again. >> hit man's rotten tomatoes scores only in the single digits. ouch. perhaps in part to the dialogue of which matt of metro says plays like it was translated from another language by computer. kyle anderson of "entertainment weekly" has a more general critique, the movie is profoundly dumb. >> wow. that's harsh. >> i know. they work to hard to make a movie and got that. >> those critics tear them down. >> "american ultra" sounds a little more interesting. yeah. >> i recommend -- >> different. >> "woman in gold." one of those movies. i rented it last week. it was really good. >> what movie? >> "women of gold," "women in gold." it's pretty good. >> one of those is good. >> that's the news for this half hour. ur.
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this morning on "world news now," despair and hope in washington state. >> grief for three elite firefighters trained to face danger caught in a death trap and hope for their comrades recovering from serious burns. sex scandal. allegations of sex and money surrounding subway's spokesman, jared fogle. the woman who says she helped the fbi make an arrest speaks out. facing justice, caitlyn jenner accused of causing a deadly car accident before her transition. could she face serious charges and even jailtime. and later, fun on a bun. hot dogs made with exceptional cuts of meat but skip the mustard and ketchup. let's be frank. you may relish our unusual gourmet extras. that's in the "insoniac kitchen"
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on this friday, august 21st. from abc news, this is "world news now." happy friday, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm phillip mena. congrats making it to friday on the cusp of the weekend. >> yeah wlooking, forward to those hot dogs. but you're looking forward to those hot dogs. >> i haven't eat in hours waiting for this. can't wait. we begin this afternoon -- this afternoon? not even there yet. we begin -- almost. already looking forward to it. this morning with those firefighters killed in washington state. a silent procession of emergency vehicles rolled through the town of twisp, washington, late yesterday honoring the three men who died wednesday. >> and these men, they were part of a special unit that goes into very dangerous areas ahead of large groups of firefighters to scout the wildfire situation. that's what they were doing when they died. here's more from abc's lauren lister. >> reporter: crews faced fast moving winds and worsening conditions as they continue to
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battle a wildfire raging in central washington. the blaze turned deadly near the town of twisp. >> it hurts deep. but the job goes on. >> reporter: three firefighters, including 20-year-old tom zbyszewski, were killed when their vehicle crashed and they were overtaken by flames. >> he was the center of our lives. >> we're going to miss him more than anything in the whole world. >> four more were injured with 25-year-old daniel lyon suffering critical burns. lyon was flown to a hospital in seattle and is now fighting for his life, surrounded by family. >> this was his first season as a firefighter. he's the kind of kid that his mother and i and family are so proud of. >> a female firefighter was pulled off the front lines after learning her own husband was among the seven victims. in california, fires have forced evacuations of national parks. east of oakland, billowing smoke could be seen for miles and air
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tankers are being used to help try to contain the blaze. in eastern oregon, three dozen homes were destroyed including carolyn hodges'. >> obviously, we're going to have to find a place to live for probably a couple years. >> reporter: the heat and drought in western states are making this fire season one of the most explosive in recent years. right now, close to 29,000 firefighters are fighting about 100 large fires. lauren lister, abc news, los angeles. >> lauren, thank you. flash flooding is possible today from washington, d.c. up to boston. things were pretty wet already last night in the small town of belaire, maryland, where up to 6 inches of rain fell. cars were caught on flooded streets. rescue crews pulled 18 people safely from their vehicles. no one was injured and there were no reports of serious damage. well, this storm system could make a mess out of the morning commute for millions in the northeast. >> as downpours fall on philadelphia, new york and new england.
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accuweather's justin povick is following it all. >> thanks and good morning to you on this friday. continuing into the start of the weekend, we're concerned about drenching downpours into the interstate 95 corridor. more specifically new york city to hartford to boston where there could be flash flooding. but to the west, we're in good shape with lots of sunshine and low humidity. that's bad news in the northwest. we need the rain. unfortunately, here, we're concerned about more extreme fire danger. phillip and reena, back to you. 18 soldiers are recovering after being struck by lightning during a training exercise at ft. bragg. the strike hit the ground about 20 feet away from where the soldiers from the 82nd airborne were standing wednesday night. eight of the victims were treated and released, the other ten went to the hospital. a dramatic rescue on lake michigan. the surf so rough that two teenagers got caught up in the strong rip currents near muskegon. a surfer pulled the 13 and 14-year-old girls from the water with the help of public safety
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officers. one teen wasn't breathing but is now in stable condition. the waves were as high as 7 feet and red flags were posted indicating dangerous swimming conditions. well, more bad news for cheating spouses. another data dump by hackers who breached the ashley madison website. information on each user is said to be quite extensive, including their name, age, and sexual fantasies. the pentagon now investigating reports that thousands of messages were sent from the military e-mail addresses. extramarital affairs are against military law. new details emerging about former subway spokesperson, jared fogle. we're now hearing from a florida woman who blew the whistle on the popular pitchman saying he talked about sex with minors in gross detail. here's mar from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: former subway spokesman jared fogle hasn't commented on accusations of being a child predator. >> jared, anything you want to say? >> reporter: but one whistleblower is speaking out. >> i was shocked. i was stunned.
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>> reporter: rochelle herman-walrond, a casual acquaintance of fogle's, saying she first contacted authorities after fogle made an inappropriate comment about his attraction to middle school girls. worked undercover with the fbi for four and a half years and wore a wire and says she secretly recorded disturbing and graphic conversations with fogle. >> he would tell me the ages that he was interested in. he would tell me boy or girl. and he would also indicate the fact that he has done it before. >> reporter: in accordance with their policy, the fbi has not confirmed herman-walrond's account. as for subway, who has dropped fogle, they call his actions inexcusable. now, fogle's attorney, who has not responded to herman-walrond's claims, says the sandwich pitchman will plead guilty to charges of possessing child pornography and paying for sex with minors, facing 5 to 12 years in prison. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. former president jimmy carter has had his first
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radiation treatment for cancer which has spread to his brain. in an extraordinary news conference the georgia, mr. carter revealed that the doctors have found four small tumors. while he didn't talk about his prognosis, mr. carter said he was perfectly at ease with whatever comes. the former president is also being treated with a nug drug just approved by the fda. >> i was struck about how much confidence he had and how powerful he was in articulating to the public what his illness was. what a remarkable man and great spirit. >> absolutely. >> we wish him the very best. now to stock markets across asia, which suffered heavy losses in today's trading, following a harsh sell-off on wall street. the dow suffered its biggest loss since february of last year plunging 358 points yesterday, that's more than 2%. the other averages posted similar losses. falling energy prices, china's slowing economy and the threat of a rise in interest rates sent stocks plunging. how about this? mcdonald's is extremely
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positively about the possibility of serving egg mcmuffins all day long. how about that? a company executive has told franchisees that selling the most famous of the breakfast sandwiches all day would increase their overall sales and attract more attract. it could also result in increased profits. for now mcdonald's reportedly planning on advertising about all-day breakfast sales, but it's not saying anything about a potential rollout. >> what's taking them so long? i've been asking this for a very long time. i'm assuming they watch our show and should know we've been making these calls. and breakfast is one of their hottest sellers, actually. >> it is. that's one of the most frustrating things, when you roll up at mcdonald's and you're like, is it 10:31 or 11:00. all you want is breakfast. they're like sorry we got some hashbrowns maybe. >> i'll take the hash browns even. >> never understood that. if you want to send a message to someone these days, there's e-mail, texting, or you can do it through social media, facebook, twitter, or why don't you send a potato?
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>> speaking is of potatoes, there's a guy. his name is alex craig of dallas. what he's doing for people, they place an order online, they get in touch, tell him what they want, written on a potato and where to send it and he takes care of rest. >> each potato costs between $8 and 10. he sold more than 2,000 potatoes and clearing ten grand a month profit since he started in may. >> good for him. coming up in the mix, who is sending a heartfelt apology to a public library about an accident with a book. also ahead, caitlyn jenner and her car accident before her transition. the serious charges she faces and why some say she could go to prison. from insomniac kitchen, put away the ketchup and mustard. we're serving gourmet hot dogs made with exceptional meat and served with, get this, peanut butter and cream cheese. >> you can find us on facebook wnnfans.com and on twitter @abcwnn. you're watching abc "world news now." c.wnf. >> i'm alex trebek.
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what you're looking at is wreckage from a mid-air collision in western slovakia. two planes carrying dozens of skydivers to an air show that crashed in a heavily wooded mountain area. seven people died and 31 survived. some of them survived by deploying their parachutes and jumping to safety. investigators want to know if one or both of the planes were overloaded. a gas explosion during a construction at a new york city high school has seriously injured three workers. firefighters were still searching the rubble late last
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night looking for clues. the fifth and sixth floors of the school were the most seriously damaged. construction crews were working on a gas line in a science lab when the explosion happened. in los angeles, investigators say they'll recommend to prosecutes that they file manslaughter charges against caitlyn jenner for her involvement in a deadly chain reaction crash last year. >> as kabc's carlos grande explains, a conviction could mean jail time for the former olympian. >> reporter: caitlyn jenner could face a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge for the accident that left one person dead. sheriff's investigators will present evidence next week to the d.a. dana cole is an attorney not affiliated with the case. >> typically, the d.a. will follow the recommendation of the sheriff's department. but they're an independent agency and they get to review it and make an independent decision. >> reporter: it was back on february 7th when caitlyn jenner, who at the time was bruce jenner, was driving a cadillac escalade on pch in malibu.
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she rear ended a vehicle driven by kim howe. the vehicle was pushed into oncoming traffic and collided with a hummer. howie died at the scene. the sheriff's department investigation concluded that jenner was traveling at an unsafe speed for the prevailing roadway conditions. >> in this case, the negligence is speeding. it would be a felony if the speeding was excessive but in this case it really wasn't. >> reporter: detectives are also asking for a misdemeanor charge against a third driver, jessica steindorf for driving a vehicle with a suspended license. the adult stepchildren of howie are suing jenner in court claiming he was careless and negligent. >> definitely, if a case gets filed against caitlyn, that can assist the victim family in their civil case. >> reporter: their representatives told us that neither the attorneys or the family are granting interview requests and are not releasing any statement at this time. jenner's publicist also had no comment. if she's charged and convicted, jenner could spend a year in county jail. reporting from downtown los angeles, i'm carlos grande, abc 7 eyewitness news.
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>> the d.a. could decide as early as next week whether to file the manslaughter charges or not. >> jenner said he was being followed by the paparazzi at the time. he wasn't trying to evade them or anything, but they were following him. and i know they'd also taken his cell phone to try to see if he may have been texting while all this happened, too. >> they can track all these things now. >> coming up in our next half hour, could your stress impact others and what we know about anxiety and how it can be contagious. get expert advice how you can keep others from stressing out and hurting you. first, hot dog heaven. a summer favorite given the gourmet treatment in our insomniac kitchen. some creative recipes to make your next barbecue uniquely delicious. you're watching "world news now." delicious. you're watching "world
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♪ ♪ eating meat on bread is one of summer's simple meals. it's easy to make, it's easy to eat. hot dags are especially great because of all the great add-ones. >> but why limit it to ketchup, mustard and relish? nikki battiste takes us into the kitchen with frankly adventurous ways to enjoy hot dogs. ♪ >> reporter: we're pounds and ounces restaurant in new york city with chef margaret lavetti who has created kings of kobe which are gourmet hot dogs with really great ingredients. what inspired you to do this series of hot dogs? >> the inspiration came from my boss, eti. it's his concept, really.
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the hot dogs are a much more health friendly hot dog for people who want to enjoy hot dogs but are more health conscious. >> what should we start with? >> start with the classic. we're going to use brioche bun to start with the boat because these have a lot of toppings on them. and they tend to be hard to lift once it's assembled. we start with the sauerkraut. >> you're very liberal with the toppings. >> i'm liberal with the toppings. you can have too much. the thing is the beef is what we feature. we don't want to disguise the flavor of the beef because that's the best part of the hot dog. this is our red onion marmalade, like i said, it's a takeoff on what you get on the street on a hot dog cart. top it off with the dog here. smash it down. >> smash it down. you have to do the smash because otherwise it will fall off. this is the classic. and this is mustard. >> mustard on the top. there you have it.
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that's our classic kobe hot dog. so the next we're going to do the munchie. these are the coca-cola soaked onions. we're going to top it with the kobe hot dog. right in the middle. push it down again and then we top this one with cream cheese. there you have it. that's the munchie. last but not least, pb & j, hot dog on top and squish it down so the jam starts to squeeze up a bit so you see it. i top it with sheeps milk cheese. you could use feta. any kind of smoked cheese. i always put a little bit tiny bit of jam on the top. top it with torn mint leaves. this is the almost pb & j. >> the mint on there, too. >> got to get cheese. >> you got to get cheese. >> maybe from this end. i'm going to have to do two bites. they're all amazing. which of these three is your favorite? >> i like the classic the best. >> thank you. >> the gourmet hot dog guide,
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here she is. come to pounds and ounces, kings of kobe, margaret levette, thank you. >> thank you. >> that was interesting. now we have to thank the good folks at pounds and ounces, new york city pub, because they've sent over some hot dogs. you going to try -- coca-cola cream cheese. i'm curious how that tastes. >> munchy coca-cola cream cheese is first and then up next is almost pb & j. >> okay. they provided us with classic forks and knives, but let's just go for it. >> yeah. do you taste the coca-cola? i'm kind of wondering. yeah? >> a little bit. >> good? >> little bit. >> are you going to go for the pb & j. kind of curious. come on, swallow that thing down and go to the pb & j. >> we'll turn this into nathan's hot dogs right here. >> nathan's hot dog eating competition. go! go! >> i need water to dip it in. >> six, five, four, three -- is it good? do you taste the pb & j?
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and now it's time for "the mix." the cool cats around here were telling me about chatroulette. it's some sort of a thing where you talk to people and it's like roulette. and randomly it spins on some random person around the world and you start randomly talking to a stranger. >> i hadn't heard of it before. it sounds like a cool idea, though. >> really? >> talking to random people. >> apparently there's a chatroulette video game. i have no idea what this is about. there you go. you hook up with these people that are like zombies and they take you through this weird corn maze. and it's a real first person video game. >> talking to people i get. but this whole playing of fake games through someone someone else's eyes, that's the part i don't get. >> they use round pictures, and they were trying to explain what a round picture is.
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what is it? christian says it's the people. okay. >> library book. >> yes, library book. so there was a kid. >> you know what? we're going to have to eat our hot dogs. >> my bad. we'll see you later. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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sarah: there you go. this morning on "world news now,," cancer find. former president jimmy carter admits the disease has spread to his brain. how he uses faith and humor to share the difficult news. tragic loss. the elite firefighters caught in a death trap in washington state. new details about who survived and who did not. and new this half hour, hope after a paralyzing accident. >> the technological marvel helping a severely injured marathon runner get up and out of her wheelchair. an amazing invention, put to work. and later in the skinny, another apology from former reality star, josh duggar. he's revealing another major secret in what he calls a hurtful addiction. it's friday, august 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning. it is friday. i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm rena nina. we start with jimmy carter telling reporters that he has cancer that has spread to his brain. >> he's also being treated with a cutting edge drug. marcy gonzalez reports now from atlanta. >> reporter: with humility and even humor, former president jimmy carter openly detailed his melanoma diagnosis, sharing his fears when he learned the cancer first discovered on his liver, had spread, with doctors also finding it on his brain. >> i just thought i had a few weeks left. but i was surprisingly at ease. you know, i've had a wonderful life. >> reporter: a life the 90-year-old is optimistically fighting for, undergoing radiation treatment on the four small cancer spots on his brain.
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>> the goal is to prevent them from growing, so he can continue to live the high-quality life he is right now. >> reporter: some of the focus of his life, though, now changing. >> my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president. >> reporter: after leaving the white house, carter and his wife of 69 years, rosalinde, committed themselves to humanitarian work at the carter center. the couple now taking a step back from those efforts to focus on his health. a commitment he takes seriously after losing his father and all three siblings to pancreatic cancer. president obama tweeting, we're all pulling for you, jimmy. all three other living presidents sharing their well wishes too. >> the first time they've called me in a lock time. >> reporter: carter taking on this challenge with laughter and faith. >> i'm perfectly at easy with whatever comes. >> reporter: he says so far he feels good and hasn't had much pain. after yesterday's radiation, he has several more treatments scheduled over the next few months. reena and phillip?
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>> our ron claiborne posted on facebook, one of his memories of mr. carter. ron shouts out to him, if you don't come over, i'm going to lose my job. you've got to come talk to us. and on some level, i think he maybe thought, i would lose my job, he came over, said a few words, and went back to building his house. but although he never got a second term, he put everything into this carter center, going internationally to overseas elections, pushing for foreign policy things, that even the white house at the time may not have believed in. he always followed through with what he believed in his heart to be right. >> mm. accomplished so much and still doing so. wish him the best. >> certainly do. now the battle against the huge wildfires in washington state goes on, even as three firefighters were killed there this week and they're being mourned. a silent procession of emergency vehicles rolled through twisp, washington, late yesterday to honor the men. all were members of a special unit that heads into dangerous areas to evaluate risk ahead of a larger groups of firefighters.
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four others were injured when they were overtaken by flames. one remains in critical condition with burns over 60% of his body. >> this was his first season as a firefighter. he's the kind of kid that his mother and i and family are so proud of. >> so much heartbreak in that community. 13 firefighters have been killed this year across the west. and right now, about 100 large fires are burning in five states. the winds are expected to pick up again in the northwest fire zone today with no rain in sight. >> and here in the northeast, quite the opposite with downpours hitting the i-95 corridor. justin povick has it all covered from accuweather. justin, good morning to you. >> phillip and reena, thanks and good morning to you. it looks like the winds will be at their highest later on this afternoon, throughout the northwest. and this is bad news, because we have extreme drought and some dangerous fire conditions continuing. the jet stream to the north and the east, and that's going to supply the cool and the moist
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air, well into eastern portions of montana. that's very effort. friday into saturday, throughout the northeast, it's a telltale world, stormy at the coastline. phillip and reena, let's turn it back to you. >> thank you, justin. hurricane danny is expected to lose the limited punch it's packing by this weekend. danny's maximum sustained winds decreased slightly to 80 miles an hour. danny is the first hurricane of the atlantic season. forecasters say it will be approaching the caribbean some time late in the weekend. a hero surfer came to the rescue of two teenagers who nearly drowned in lake michigan. the 13 and 14-year-old girls were being dragged into the deep water by powerful rip currents near muskegon, but the surfer managed to pull them both to safety. the waves were as high as 7 feet and red flags were posted, indicating dangerous swimming conditions. the convicted murderer who escaped from a new york prison in june has appeared in court. this is the first time we've seen david sweat since he was shot and captured after being on the run 22 days. his arms, still in a sling.
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sweat is a convicted murderer. he pleaded not guilty to charges of escape and promoting contraband. the rape trial of a recent graduate of a prestigious prep school in new hampshire set to resume next week after an emotional day in court. the teen accuser bursting into tears as she was grilled by the attorney of her alleged attacker. nbc's geo bonites was in the courtroom. >> reporter: questioning her truthfulness, again and again. >> isn't that a lie? >> no. >> reporter: labrie, a graduating senior, inviting the freshman girl to meet him one night at the science building. a romantic moment, she says, became a violent assault. his attorney asking her why she says she was cloudy in her interview with police. >> why were you cloudy? >> i was raped! >> reporter: the girl breaking down on the stand. >> i was cloudy because i was
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traumatized. >> reporter: the questions included graphic details about that night, and about their e-mails after. labree writing, "you're a gem." her response, "you're not too bad yourself." >> you were not being truthful, because your real feelings were different than what you were feeling in the words, correct? >> correct, i was hiding behind a computer screen. >> reporter: labree says he never had sex with the girl, but she says, i'm a survivor. stock markets across asia had heavy, heavy losses in today's trading following a harsh sell-off on wall street. the dow had its biggest loss since february of last year, plunging 358 points yesterday. that is more than 2%. the other major averages posted similar losses. china's slowing economy and a threat of a rise in interest rates isn't stocks plunging. the company that just got fda approval for the first drug
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to boost sex drive in women has already been sold at a big price. sprout pharmaceutical was bought by valiant pharmaceutical for $1 billion in cash. the libido drug addyi is expected to be available by mid-october. sprout is a privately held company with about 30 employees. valiant says it would be the core of a new business focusing on women's health. well, during summer's most sweltering days, anybody with a backyard pool can pretty much plan on uninvited guests drops by to beat the heat. >> but usually those guests are human. imagine the surprise for this new jersey family looking out the back of the window to see a mother bear and her five cub, taking a dip in the kiddie pool. >> while the mama was focused on cooling off, the kids went a little crazy with the kids tool. even popping a beach ball at one point. at least they knew not to go on the swings without mama. >> looks like little kids playing around. >> it totally does. >> this could have turned very dangerous. >> yes, it could.
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that's why we're showing it here, because this is just -- it is kind of cute. look at that. >> it is adorable. i guess this family won't be hosting backyard pool parties anytime soon. >> no, the summer of the shark has been completely taken over by these bears now. they're everywhere. >> well, coming up in "the skinny," not one but two apologies from josh duggar and why he's calling himself a big hypocrite. >> also coming up, jennifer aniston talking about her surprise wedding. how did she keep the social event of the season such a big secret? but first, can your stress affect others, making anxiety contagious? and what can you do to avoid picking up someone else's nervous mind. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance
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well, a housto well, a houston woman is learning to walk again thanks to some cutting edge technology. well, a houston woman is learning to walk again thanks to some technology. sarah suffered an injury that left her legs paralyzed. she was in a wheelchair up until now. but with help from a robotic exoskeleton called rewalk, she's up on her feet again. >> it's great to be eye to eye with where are family and friends. with this gives me hope. i can walk everywhere again. i won't have to be in a wleel chare for the rest of my life. >> there are fewer than 30 of these devices in use in the country. and if her insurance company approves, dobson may be able to take one home next year. >> that's incredible. turning now to stress and how like other health conditions, it can seemingly
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turn from person to person. >> and we don't normally think of stress as contagious, but the proof is pretty easy to find. >> reporter: we've all heard of yawns being contagious, but what about stress. can a stressed office mate, spouse, or complete stranger actually be stressing you out? researchers say, yes. a team at the university says a stranger just observing someone in a stressful situation. >> you accused me of stealing a gift card. >> reporter: had elevated heart rates a rates. stress is passed on through things like facial expressions, voice recognitions, odor, and touch, and just by watching these signs, our own bodies release the stress hormone cortisol. and you are four times more like to catch stress from someone you know. last year i sat down with researchers at uc san francisco, studying the effect a mother's
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stress had on their child. the mothers had to give an impromptu speech, while evaluators scowled. and all of the babies had an equally elevated hot rate. they had caught their mother's stress. >> the baby's heart rate. >> we did our own unscientific tests, using fit bits to monitor heart rates of couple, putting one on the spot while the other looked on. >> if you can count backwards from 997,000, in increments of 8. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: and as our subjects squirmed, so did their significant others. >> i think my stress level was going through the roof. >> reporter: in fact, this woman's heart beat rose by 12 beats, as she watched her husband struggle, even offering to take the reins. >> i'll do it. >> reporter: but experts say the worst thing we can do is try to hide our stress. it doesn't work and keeps others from being able to support us.
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mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> absolutely believe smiles can be contagious, totally contagious. but if someone is giving you that vibe, then it definitely tends to rub off, you know? >> yeah. >> they say if someone else is making you stressed out, just get away from them. just go walk outside, take a brisk walk for a few minutes, and, you know, all that stuff should stay to you, man, don't bring that on me. >> why did the control room just zero in on me when they said, if someone's stressing you out. >> there you go? must be a question for me. >> when we come back here tomorrow, we'll know what happens. you took a brisk walk. >> okay, it's saturday. none of us are going to be here tomorrow. coming up, the new gig that hundreds of thousands of americans want jon stewart. and a bachelorette update, that's coming up next in "the skinny." "world news now" continues after this from
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♪ "skinny," so skinny we begin with the fallout of extramarital affair website ashley madison getting hacked. >> and a high-profile user outed, who's apologizing yet again. josh duggar, the former reality television personality, said he was sorry earlier this year for allegedly molesting his sisters
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when he was younger. his apology now follows data leaked online showing duggar kept an account with the cheating website. >> he allegedly spent up to $1,000 over the last three years on the website whose slogan is "life is short, have an affair." this was while duggar was serving as executive director of the family research council, an anti-same-sex marriage lobbying group. in a statement the married father of four says he has been "the biggest hypocrite ever." turning now to a presumably happy marriage and a new one at that. jennifer aniston and justin theroux tying the knot after a three-year engagement. >> news of the wedding was a surprise, something that abc's nick watt asked her about in her first interview since the wedding. nick asked jen how the event was kept so secret. >> honestly, it was just a lot of faith, a lot of hope and a lot of belief that this was -- and probably just a lot of great manifestation and a wonderful, beautiful team of trustworthy
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people. >> yeah. >> aniston is currently promoting her new movie "she's funny that way," with catherine hahn who pointed out all the guests wanted it to be a private affair for their sakes. looks like it worked out. >> this is aniston's second marriage. she was first married 15 years ago to brad pitt. you may remember that. jennifer and justin spent their honeymoon in the french polynesian island of tahiti and brought some of their friends along for the ride. >> sounds like a wonderful weekend. it's been two weeks since jon stewart ended his run as the host of thedale show, but if you want to see him remain in the political world for at least one night, then you've got to sign a petition. >> if you do, you would be joining over 130,000 people who put their names to a petition on change.org demanding that stewart moderate a 2016 presidential debate. the petition notes his credentials and points out despite going after laughs, stewart had no problem getting serious in his interviews with
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heads of state and notable political figures. >> that's very true. the petitioners also point out a similar effort took place in 2012 to have a woman moderate a debate. that led to the commission choosing candy crowley as the first female presidential debate moderator in 20 years. finally, an update "the bachelorette," kaitlyn bristowe and the man she chose, shawn b. the two got engaged on the season finale last month and by all appearances, the two appear to be deeply in love. >> their latest post shows them in bed together looking quite relaxed from what we assume is a good night's sleep. here they are with his and her coffee mugs before the wedding. lots of happy couples there. sorry, you know. it's a happy moment. >> there's no word on when their wedding might be, but kaitlyn wants to get married in canada. and shawn wants to do it in vegas, with elvis there. >> okay. coming up, our "friday rewind"
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break out the febreze, and breathe happy ♪ ♪ ♪ well, finally this half hour, a look back at this week's headlines. >> as august is winding down, there's been no shortage of news. as we head into the weekend, here's a look back in our "friday rewind." >> everything that can be done now is being done out there, and our first priority is protecting people and homes and structures and livestock. >> by the time we got in the car, the fire was in our backyard. and we barely made it out. >> the bottom line, this was hell in here. it's just obvious. it was blowing in every damn direction. we lost three. >> i didn't kick or scream or really push. i didn't, but i did say no.
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i said "no" three times. >> she's a 15-year-old girl without sexual experience. she tried to say no. >> motel 6, we've had a report of an explosion at your location. >> i saw everything else blow up and start raining down. >> today jared fogle has been charged and has admitted to participating in a five-year criminal scheme to exploit children. >> we're dealing with some fairly significant mental illness which is another horrible crisis in the united states. how do we treat mentally ill children. >> how would you deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants? how would you find them and deport them? >> it's going to be easy just watch. >> give us a specific. >> we ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed. >> the idea that the united states of america would round up 12 or 11 million people and
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deport them is absolute fantasy. >> it's history. you know, we're always evolving. the army is number one in making history. >> i'm thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between disney parks and "star wars." ♪ now, get back to the pg, that's program and it's easy, dre is back ♪ >> a lot going on this week. >> i'm really excited about the "star wars" new attraction coming to disney world and disneyland. >> everybody is. everybody is. one of the things i learn this week, too, there was no pumpkin in starbucks pumpkin spice latte. >> that was your moment this week, huh? >> it was a big revelation. what was in it before then. >> are you going to try it? >> of course, i got to know now. i got to know now. >> when you get one, always pick me up one. >> sure will. thank you. don't miss our updates on facebook. that's the news for this half hour. this is abc's "world news this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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be sure to check it out. it's going to be remarkable 10:00 p.m. sunday night and that's what's making news in america. >> have a great weekend. making news in america this morning, firefighters mourned. the procession for the fallen men taken away from the scene as the victims are identified. plus, an entire washington town evacuated forced to flee their homes as the flames get closer. breaking overnight an explosion rocks los angeles shaking building, causing injuries and knocking out power to the staples center during a concert. the late breaking details coming in. data dump. another round of files released by the ashley madison hackers. more names exposed showing people who use the cheating website. the pentagon now involved. medical miracle. the new technology helping a paralyzed woman break free from her wheelchair.

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