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making news in america this morning, the presidential candidates in some sharp exchanges as they focus on the crucial battleground states. tonight hillary clinton and donald trump get a chance to talk national security in back-to-back tv appearances. breaking overnight, murder suspect recaptured back in custody this morning after days on the run in the las vegas area. tough talk and a warning from the coach of the u.s. hockey team about to head to a big international tournament. his players are now being told, do not protest the national anthem. and cha-ching, a hefty golden nugget found in the golden state. coming up, the reason experts say more pieces like this could be found. a good wednesday morning,
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kendis gibson. we begin with the ultra tight race for the white house. donald trump and hillary clinton are preparing to talk national security set to appear separately tonight in a televised forum. >> that discussion follows the latest tit for tat on the campaign trail. we turn to abc's maggie rulli in washington for the latest. maggie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. as new polls show the race for the white house tightening, both candidates are ratcheting up their attacks and narrowing their campaigns in on where it's going to count the most. both candidates are focusing in on key battleground states. hillary clinton wrapping up yesterday in florida where she accused trump of insulting america's veterans. >> his whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who have worn the uniform to protect our most cherished american values. >> reporter: and of lacking any real foreign policy plans.
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to defeat isis, but the secret is, he has no plan. >> reporter: donald trump bashing clinton right back while in north carolina calling out clinton's use of a private e-mail server. >> hillary clinton has taught us all how much of a problem we have by cybersecurity. >> reporter: and saying he's the candidate who can unite america. >> imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working toward one people under one god. >> reporter: and with less than three weeks until the first official presidential debate, the two candidates squared in back-to-back interviews with abc's david muir pressing clinton about her family's foundation. >> let's look at the trump foundation that was just fined by the irs. the clinton foundation has just been judged by an independent watchdog called the charity navigator to have the highest score. >> reporter: and trump on his immigration policy. >> what's going to happen is if you're going to be a citizen, you're going to have to leave and you're going to have to come
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>> reporter: and both candidates will face off again later tonight as they appear back to back on a town hall style forum focused on national security and veterans. plenty to watch here, nick and diane. >> there always is. abc's maggie rulli in washington. maggie, thank you. and trump went even further on the e-mail controversy saying that it actually disqualifies clinton to serve as president. >> trump said his temperament is his single greatest asset and not the national security danger that clinton alleges, and he took aim at clinton saying she doesn't have the right look for the white house. >> well, i just don't think she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look. you have to get the job done. i think if she went to mexico she would have had a total failure. we had a big success. >> clinton shot back at trump. she criticized him for making a contribution to florida attorney general pam bondi as bondi decided not to join a lawsuit against trump university. clinton told david muir that trump also bungled his trip to
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>> it's been the mission of his whole campaign to demonize immigrants, to call mexicans rapists and criminals, to do everything he could to stir up all kinds of bad feelings about hard-working people, and he didn't raise it, so he did choke. >> clinton also told reporters that trump sometimes gets a pass because people expect less from him. >> the obama administration has acknowledged that a $1.7 billion payment to iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash. the treasury department says the payments in non-u.s. currency were necessary because sanctions had isolated iran from the international financial system. critics have called the payments ransom for the release of american hostages, but the white house insists that the money was a settlement for a decades old arbitration. president obama is wrapping up his historic two-day visit to laos. he's holing a town hall tile event this morning with young people. earlier the president toured a rehab center that treats
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vietnam war. the president announced a $90 million program to clear unexploded bombs in the country. we have breaking news from las vegas now. a murder suspect who managed to escape police custody has been recaptured. alonso perez had been a subject of an intense manhunt by both police and the fbi. he escaped from an interview room from police headquarters last week and somehow break his handcuffs. he is suspected of killing a man outside a mcdonald's. a judge has ruled bill cosby will stand trial in a pennsylvania sex assault case setting a june deadline for the trial to start. >> now the big question whether 13 additional accusers will be allowed to testify. abc's danya bacchus has more. >> reporter: bill cosby back in court tuesday learning he will go to trial in june of 2017 to face charges of drugging and sexually assaulting former temple university employee andrea constand at his home in 2004.
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have 13 cosby accusers testify and use a phone call recorded by constand's mother. >> the call should come in. it's a call that was made into canada, and it was legally obtained there, and we should be able to use it. >> reporter: cosby's lawyers trying to keep that evidence out of the case wanting to suppress several days of testimony cosby gave in the accuser's lawsuit a decade ago where he acknowledged giving constand several pills and wine before what he calls a consensual sexual encounter. his attorneys claiming cosby is the victim of racial bias and prejudice saying he's already been tried in the court of public opinion. >> to accept the assumption of guilty by numbers or guilt by volume is really the same thing as accepting the assumption of guilt before innocence. >> reporter: danya bacchus, abc news, los angeles. hurricane newton is moving
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two people are dead and three missing after a shrimp boat capsized in the gulf of california. newton is expected to reach the u.s. border as a tropical storm by midday today. parts of arizona and new mexico will get several inches of rain with the threat of flash floods and landslides. and this may send more gold diggers to california. a prospector found a gold nugget the size of a steak. it weighs about 18 ounces and could be worth $70,000 when melted down. >> he said t-bone steak, we think file not surprisingly, the prospector isn't saying exactly where he found the nugget and isn't giving interviews. the severe california drought has sparked a modern day gold rush with more gold diggers heading into the dried up riverbeds. coming up, apple's big day. what we can expect from the company's unveiling event. plus, the fallout at fox news now that a former anchor's sexual harassment suit against her former boss has been settled.
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three crew members were killed in a helicopter crash in central florida. the chopper had taken off from the airport before i in a rural area. it was reportedly on a test flight. investigators from the faa and the ntsb are on their way to the scene. a damaging report coming out today says covert testing of tsa agents at airports is, quote sh, incomplete and unreliable. a draft of that report obtained by abc news says one reason for that finding is those fake passengers testing tsa screeners are not anonymous. officials at seven in ten airports say they have trouble getting enough role players to
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and abc news report has found tsa screeners failed 95% of covert tests. and thousands of students across the country are learning their future education is in jeopardy. itt tech has announced it's permanently closing all of its campuses nationwide. the company blames a recent move by the department of education to ban itt from enrolling students who use federal financial aid. 8,000 employees also lost their jobs immediately. and we should get to see the next apple iphone today. the big question is, will the iphone 7 have a headphone jack. most of the rumors say, no, it won't, which means apple may also unveil new ear pod headphones that connect some way or the other. the new iphone will have a dual camera future and upgrades to siri and imessages. the company is also expected to announce the second generation apple watch and new features for apple music and apple tv.
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>> the quantum tron takes off like a helicopter, but it can fly like an airplane hitting speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. right now it is just a prototype. but the goal is to use it from everything from deliveries to creating 3d maps. >> deliveries? is that going to land on my front stoop? >> i think this whole drone delivery thing is a red herring. i don't think it's going to happen ever. can you imagine if we had hundreds of drones flying around? and it worked really, really well. when we come back, how did that car get stuck in the side of that building? some impressive climbing scales on the back deck. see how that turned out coming up. every day my challenge is to be in sync with my body, with myself, with my life. it all starts with a healthy routine.
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wall eight feet in the air. police say the guy ran off but they caught up with him a short time later. and today expect flooded roadways in the upper midwest. roads are also likely to be wet in the southwest, the lower mississippi valley, southern florida, and the pacific northwest. if you're flying, expect some airport delays in phoenix and minneapolis. former fox news anchor gretchen carlson says she's ready to move on after settling against her former boss at fox. >> now, as part of that deal, carlson received an apology and a multimillion dollar payout. >> big lawsuit, big payout. >> $20 million. >> fox news is making headlines of its own, just two months after the bombshell sexual harassment suit by former "x & friends" gretchen carlson against the powerful fox news chief roger ailes, the network's parent company is settling for $20 million. the announce mement
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carlson had been secret ly recording conversations with ailes since 2014. >> i think fox, the parent company, wanted this to be over and done with. they're trying to have this be part of the past, not part of their future. >> reporter: in an unprecedented public apology to carslson, 21st century fox said "we sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve." and ahead on "good morning america" legal analyst dan abrams weighs in. that's at 7:00 a.m. the city of chicago has reportedly reached a grim milestone. more than 500 homicides this year. that surpasses the city's toll for all of last year and it's more murders than new york city and los angeles combined. chicago police say the labor day weekend was the most violent holiday weekend of the year with 65 people shot, 13 of them fatally. a man already behind bars has confessed to the kidnap and murder of jacob wetterling 27 years after the minnesota boy disappeared.
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the crimes as part of a plea deal that puts him in prison for 20 years. the confession comes just a few days after wetterling's remains were discovered. police believe he could be connected to eight other assaults. a claim he denies but for wetterling's family it's now a time of mourning. >> we love you, jacob. we will continue to fight. our hearts are hurting. for usacob was alive till we found -- until we found him. >> jacob's parents had worked and his mother says that legacy will live on. something of a warning from the coach of team usa ahead of the world cup of hockey, which starts in ten days. john tortorella tells espn that if any of his players sits on the bench during the playing of the national anthem, they'll be sitting there for the rest of the game. tortorella's rule follows a decision by 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick to kneel during the anthem. and the u.s. men's soccer
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world cup. qualifying matches continue in november. >> we get last night's highlights and other highlights from espn. >> good morning. >> america, neil and i went to prom together. >> there you go, yeah. i forgot to get her a corsage. >> that's why i'm going to go first on this. check this game out. cardinals and pirates. matt carpenter pinch hitting in the ninth. down to his last strike trailing 6-5. two outs in the ninth. carpenter deep to right and go to tie the game. cardinals, by the way, set a major league record for most pinch hit home runs in a season with 15 then later one on, two outs. it's randall britchett's turn. two-run homer. cards, now 8-of the lead. keep in mind they were trailing with two outs in the ninth. are you kidding me. it keeps going. st. louis not done, jhonny peralta joining the party, i can do it all by myself and cards win, 9-7. >> all right, so that was the top of the ninth.
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? time to check "the pulse" and internet jokesters are having a field day after president obama's meeting earlier this week with russian president vladimir putin. >> it appears the two world leaders were having an epic stare-down, and it was off to the races with photoshop. >> someone saw it as just a lover's tiff before they kissed and made up. >> another artist saw it as the weigh-in before the heavyweight title fight. >> how about ivan drago versus apollo creed in "rocky iv." >> nice. and, of course, we can never forget the crying jordans. >> you cannot have a meme without the crying jordan. >> absolutely. daniel craig has played james bond for the past decade. you may recall him saying he'd rather slash his wrists than do another bond film. pretty clear. >> well, it seems the bosses at
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reportedly offering him $150 million to shoot two more bond movies. insiders say that would allow enough time to phase in the younger long-term successor. $150 million to make two movies. >> and here's the thing, it is worth noting that when craig made his wrists comment, he also said if he did do another bond flick, it would only be for the money. >> i'll do it for the money. give me a wig. i'll do it. >> hs gentlemen, nick watt, nick watt for bond. >> i got the suit. i like martinis. >> get your votes in now. >> i'm it. you heard that here. and persistence paid off for a young bear in colorado. this homeowner captured video of a bear dangling from the deck. >> now, it kind of looks like the bear is about to fall, but then suddenly he gets his jaws on the railing, and that's it. a little effort. a little pull-up. a little shimmy.
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checking our top stories, hillary clinton and donald trump are taking part in a national security forum tonight. they're now running neck and neck and ratcheting up attacks on the campaign trail. a murder suspect who escaped police custody in las vegas has been recaptured. alonso perez had been the subject of an intense manhunt by police and the fbi after somehow breaking his handcuffs and getting away undetected. hurricane newton is working its way north from mexico and expected to cross into the u.s. around midday. by then it will probably be a tropical storm and drop several inches of rain on arizona and new mexico. looking at the rest of today's weather, there will be rain in the pacific northwest and strong storms and flooding in the upper midwest. showers are also possible in the lower mississippi valley. finally, it was a star-studded event last night, the premiere of the movie about what became known as the miracle on the hudson.
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to land his jet in the hudson river right next to manhattan. sandy kenyan of wabc was there. >> we made it. >> reporter: it was among the most memorable landings in the history of flying called the miracle on the hudson, the captain hailed as a hero for bringing his airliner down with no loss of life as dramatized in a new movie opening friday. >> we all knew that he did it. okay, that's great. the thing that was eye opening i couldn't believe it had the optical poptitude was everything that happened afterwards. i did not know. >> reporter: tom hanks stars as captain chesley "sully" sullenberger who was cheered by the public but faced hostile questions and second-guessing by investigators in the months after. >> when was your last drink? have you had any troubles at home? >> reporter: in the end captain sullenberger was
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and holds no grudge about what happened even though doubts were being raised while he was suffering from posttraumatic stress syndrome. >> couldn't sleep more than 30 minutes. distracted thinking, the constant what if, second-guessing, elevated heart rate and blood pressure for many months. >> reporter: it is this back story which fascinated director clint eastwood, who was determined to make his film as realistic as possible by using some of the real people who had actually come to the rescue that day. >> the new york first responders have a big part of this whole story because the success of the story was getting there on time. it was actually a worldwide story of heroism, of knowing what to do, grace under pressure and getting them home alive. >> reporter: at lincoln center i am sandy kenyan, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> tom hanks told me last week when he met sully, sully had a copy of the script heavily annotated. sully wanted to get involved in how he was portrayed.
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an attack at a denver restaurant. man slices a customer's throat. live with details on where it happened. the nfl kick off village we'll have details in just minutes. good morning, happy wednesday, thanks for being here at 4:30 in the morning. lee's give you a look at top stories. this is a shot from the roof cam.


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