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. ♪ i smoke in the morning i smoke two joints in the morning ♪ well, this is smoking. smoking in washington. a lot more than just two joints. >> on the first day of legal sales of marijuana for recreational use, supplies were tight. demand was high. customers ran the gamut from college students to retirees. here's abc's chuck sivertsen. >> reporter: deb green was the first eager customer through the door when the pot shop opened in
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seattle. they security checked the 65-year-old grandmother's i.d. >> you are okay. >> reporter: she waited in line 24 hours for the start of legal marijuana sales in washington. >> i'm very excited and relieved and happy. >> reporter: by the time the store opened, she had plenty of company. the demand expected to be so high, they would run out. >> this is so exciting. it's just like being a pioneer. i came out of retirement to do this. and it's the best thing i've ever done. >> reporter: washington is only the second state to legalize pot stores, colorado the first. only a fraction of those with licenses opened tuesday. this offers varieties for sale to anyone over 21. a gram for $25 to an ounce for $350. >> it is like a candy store. it is like chocolates. you will never get enough. guarantee you. >> reporter: while they may not be sleepless in seattle, they might be craving something to eat. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york.
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>> a boom to late night delivery places. >> wow. >> right? >> the munchies. can you imagine? >> the long lines because they didn't have time to bring in a full crop just yet. they have a few stores set up. not a lot of supply just yet. >> see what happens over there. all those washingtonians are likely getting the case of the munchies. and we have something for them. grilled pizza. a new twist on an italian classic. coming up next in our "insomniac kitchen". ahead in our next half hour, world cup soccer, the stunning defeat of the host team in brazil. men, women, children, an entire nation just like that in tears. oh! you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ cio krichlt oa >> that's a hook. i'll be playing that all day in my head. a few places outside italy where you can find the best italian food, except, of course, new york city. >> one of the most authentic italian restaurants here in manhattan shaking things up with a unique twist on a classic. asbestos's nicky batiste takes us there in this morning's "insomniac kitchen." >> here at fresco by scotto, anthony scotto. we're going to make their classic grilled margarita pizza. >> we're ready. we're so happy you are here. something we have been doing for 20 years at fresco by scotto. put on your charcoal grill, 20 minutes, you're done. to start, add warm water to the mixing bowl. >> yeast. >> yes, put that in. can you whisk that for me while you are doing that, please. what you are trying to do is activate the yeast. salt. >> kosher salt. >> molasses, sweetness you need on the charcoal grill.
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this batch will make somewhere around 50 pizzas. >> a lot of pizzas. we're using three different flours. >> all-purpose flour, wheat flour, the last flour is the high-gluten flour. let the magic happen. >> we're now with elana scotto, who will show us how to take the dough and make it into a flat pizza. >> rolled out the dough. put olive oil on the base of the tray. seal it tightly with saran wrap. take our dough, we are going to put olive oil on the surface. we are just going to coat the dough. and then we are going to start stretching it out. stretching. and until we get it to the right size. and here i have one on the grill. and then mom is going to show you how we finish it off. >> let's do it. well, mary ann, the boss, and
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mother scotto. show us how you finish the pizza. >> i know everything. >> you don't use mozzarella? >> no. >> tell us why that is. >> because it keeps the pizza crisp. >> sauce. famous sauce. then put some basil. >> yeah, make it pretty. and then a little olive oil. >> pretty basic. >> it's wonderful. >> classic margarita with meatballs. >> with meatballs. do it with sausage. you can do it with vegetables. it's wonderful. we always have the shells ready before the guests come in, and then some of the guests make their own concoction. i mean, this is delightful, delicious and easy. >> shall we go try these? >> now we have to. >> mm! it's amazing. >> great spending time with you. >> thank you so much. >> fantastic. >> yeah, look at them. they're here. >> what do you have there? >> yes, thank you to the
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scottos, by the way, for this. this is sausage. have you a wonderful cheese pizza. this is vegetarian right over here. see, this is the perk to coming in on this show. >> mm. oh, man. i have never had pizza like this before. >> it's amazing. >> pretty incredible. and the grill, you can actually taste it. >> amazing. i thought it was interesting they don't put mozzarella on the pizza. whenever you think of pizza, you think of mozzarella. just as good. like a sprinkle of parmesan. >> that's true. think we should have this every night. we should have our evening session of pizza from the scottos. >> why not? i think there should be food everywhere i go. what i hope for. >> see, you bring the food. you bring the food. i never thought of a pizza being grilled, but this is actually really good. i would try to do it at home, but i know it would be a disaster. just speed dial and order when having a party. >> absolutely. the big question, can you do a news broadcast eating pizza the entire time? i would love it.
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just leave this here all night. >> why not. >> come done to the studio have a slice. >> can't leave on set the stuff they're selling in washington state right now. pizza is a better option. >> oh, too funny. . >> oh, too funny. ♪ medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp.
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neutralizing pet odors. don't just vacuum clean . resolve clean. all right. it's time for "mix." by the way, speaking of pizza, which by the way still looks amazing. we have a pizza-themed story. it is going to blow you away. i don't know if you have been stuck on the runway for hours. maybe thinking, you know what? what does the staff think? how come everybody is sitting around? we are hungry. we're tired. a frontier airlines pilot, he did something quite amazing. there was a flight diverted, from denver to cheyenne, the folks were sitting on the runway a couple hour. you said, you know what, i want to take care of these folks. he places an order to domino's at 10:00 at night. >> no! >> said, i need food fast for the customers. they made the pizza. remember, 30 minutes or less. they got it there. 35 pizzas.
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gave it to flight attendants. found a way to get it to the passengers, enjoyed 35 pizzas, courtesy of the pilot. they took off literally after they got the pizza. domino's made it just in time. >> great story. >> go frontier airlines. the pilot, incredible. >> more stories like that. now from pizza to cats. >> perfect segue. >> i'm from florida. they say crazy news stories come from florida. . it's sort of true. a 911 call made by people because of their cat. their cat. there is the cat. goes a little crazy. goes into the crazed. a russian blue cat, cush, the folks call 911. the cat is removed by animal control, quarantined for ten days. and the couple has bloody scratches. you see them right there. they declined medical attention. but also another story of another cat, lux, 22 pounds, they called 911. he was sent to austin, somebody
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adopted him. they couldn't tame them. couldn't tame them. listen to this. >> my goodness. >> she tore me and my husband up. so i let her out. she was okay. saw my husband. she freaked. got her out of the bedroom. but now she's in my living room and i can't get out. she's got us trapped in our bedroom. i mean, my husband is ripped up. pouring blood. she ripped us up. >> sounded look a beef between the cat and husband. >> we need to investigate it. >> what is that? >> okay! one more thing i want to show you real quick. the moment when a dad reads for the first time to his son. i have twin boys and i look at this video and it almost makes he's reading to his son. that's his son jack. look what jack does every time he reads. >> uncontrollable laughter. >> talk about pure joy. i can't wait until i have this with my kids. >> oh!
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this morning on "world news now" -- widespread damage. the powerful line of storms hitting a big area from washington, d.c. to upstate new york. and the death toll and the details coming in. lightning survivor -- his camera was rolling when a powerful jolt from the sky sent him flying. the unforgettable scene and a trip to the hospital. and soccer's shocker. brazil's crushing loss to germany. what this means to the world cup's host country as the groans are heard around the globe. talk show comeback -- why she is so chatty and in demand. why we haven't heard the last word from rosie o'donnell. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, july 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm ryan smith. >> i'm reena ninan. welcome back. >> that's right.
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lucky to be here. she and i sit on the same floor. she's been one of my good friends since i first got here. reena, you're amazing. i'm so happy to be here with you. >> we are so excited. we have been on the rundown. you had assignment, after assignment. we should tell our viewers we are so psyched you are here. and on a show with, what a crazy world cup game, huh? >> my goodness, breaking hearts all over brazil. so many shocked about what happened. before that let's talk about the storms. >> absolutely, we're going to begin with that. breaking news on a violent line of killer storms slamming parts of the east coast overnight. >> four people killed in upstate new york when a severe thunderstorm barreled through with winds so powerful they ripped apart several homes. dozens of rescuers and search dogs had to pick through the debris for victims. >> tragedy also struck at a summer camp in maryland. one child died after getting pinned under a fallen tree. this is all part of the system that raked over the midwest. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: severe weather on the move again. a tornado touching down in ohio near cleveland.
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damaging homes and knocking down trees. the national weather service says it was an ef-1 with 94-mile-an-hour winds. more than 50 million people are in the path of possible severe weather. the highest risk is in new york and pennsylvania. the severe weather comes after a blinding rain and winds as strong enough to snap power lines in southern illinois. and outside of boston where tornado warnings threaten millions. officials say it was a microburst packing 100-mile-an-hour winds that carved the landscape, snapping at least 70 trees in two. elsewhere in the midwest, real fears of river flooding. iowa city, a wall of sandbags trying to stem the rising rivers that crested. but in graften, illinois, along the mississippi, even though flooding looms, it's business as usual. >> we've learned to live with the unpredictability of the mississippi. if it wasn't for that great river, we wouldn't have tourist in graften.
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>> reporter: alex perez, abc news, washington. storms that rolled through the denver area gave one man the shock of his life. chad greenless was recording the lightning storm with his cell phone. you see that. he thought he was safe in his garage. a bolt of lightning came down and knocked him right off his feet. his daughter found him convulsing on the floor. >> i want to say that i turned. took one step and then fell right through the door. >> doctors don't believe greenless took a direct hit. but the lightning struck so close it gave him a concussion. intense thunderstorms around the nation's capital made for a spectacular sight. take a look at this amazing shot of a vibrant double rainbow that appeared near a washington, d.c. metro stop last night. it arched over a large area including the national mall and washington monument. >> two pots of gold. >> yeah. >> the severe weather, unfortunately, is not over in the northeast. thunderstorms remain in the forecast today in upstate new york, pennsylvania and northern new england.
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thunderstorms threaten the south and could turn severe. the summer monsoon season in full swing in parts of the midwest. >> and it will be mild in the midwest. 70s from minneapolis to detroit. >> triple digits in phoenix. 90s in denver, dallas and washington, d.c. 80s along the west coast. well, the strongest typhoon of the season churning towards main land china -- japan this morning. and it was already battered okinawa with torrential rain and gusty winds, roads flooded, trees have been knocked down. thousands are still without power. most u.s. troops in japan are based in okinawa. those bases have canceled all nonessential outdoor activity. in the mid east, tensions are escalating again this morning. protesters in the west bank set fires and hurled rocks at israeli forces to show solidarity with palestinians in gaza. israel has already carried out a blistering aerial assault in gaza killing more than two dozen people. this morning the israeli government is warning palestinians it has no plans to
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ease up and could even launch a ground offensive. president obama is heading to texas today where he'll meet with governor rick perry about the immigration crisis along the southern border. and he's asked congress for nearly $4 billion in emergency funding to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing into the u.s. illegally. but will that help? here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: with anger at the border at a boiling point, the white house asked congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of unaccompanied children coming into the united states illegally. nearly half of the money would go to care for the children. while they await deportation hearings. most of the rest for beefing up border security and hiring new judges and lawyers to process the cases. it's going to be a tough sell. republicans accuse the president of asking for a blank check. overall more than 52,000 children have crossed the border alone illegally since october. the white house has refused to say how many of them have been
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deported. >> i don't have a specific number in front of me, john. there are a couple of things -- >> i've asked this for a couple of weeks. >> i know. >> it's a pretty small number, right? not many are showing up for their hearings, right? >> i don't have the number in front of me. >> reporter: president obama travels to texas for political fund-raising in dallas and austin, but he will meet with texas governor rick perry. it may be a tense conversation. perry has blamed the president for the crisis. even suggesting he is part of a coordinated effort with central american governments to bring the children over the border. >> i don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the united states is secure. and that's the reason there has been this lack of effort, this lack of focus, this lack of resources. >> reporter: one place the president won't be visiting on wednesday is the border. despite intense criticism from the republicans and even some democrats, the white house says the president doesn't need to go to the border because he's already been there and is fully aware of what's going on. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house.
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there is word this morning of a possible settlement over shoddy mortgage securities. activities which helped trigger the financial crisis. reports say citigroup and the justice department are close to a $7 billion deal most in cash. the rest could be held for struggling borrowers. the announcement of the settlement could come as early as next week. ford is recalling a long list of cars and trucks for potentially dangerous safety defec defects. more than 100,000 vehicles were recalled in the past 24 hours by ford. and the biggest recall involves 92,000 cars. including newer models of the ford taurus, flex and edge. two lincoln models are recalled. those cars may have defects in their axles and owners are being notified and the repairs are free. well, speaking of cars, the sales of rolls-royces are soaring. the british automaker reports an increase of 33% in the first half of this year. that's 500 more of the ultra luxury handmade cars than last year. that's right, i said handmade.
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the cheapest model starts at, get this, $263,000. the biggest sales growth was in europe. but the u.s. remains the biggest market for the rolls, as they call them. so you have what, five or six of them, right? >> i had to sell one over the summer. >> that makes sense. >> but the good news is, the seats are heated. they do have heated seats and gps. >> they do? that's something. they have a gps that will adjust the transmission based on where you're going, which is sort of incredible. >> that is incredible. >> i will never come close to sniffing a rolls-royce. i have seen one, how about that? >> i saw a commercial for ford ford escape, you can kick your foot up, opens the trunk. thought that was pretty nifty. >> there you go. if it can do my taxes. then maybe i'll get one. >> you'll buy it. >> worth it. well, a pittsburgh park overrun by weeds is solving a problem with a low-tech solution. >> yeah, they have turned to a herd of goats. that specializes in vegetation clearing.
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that's right, goats. and the goats gladly chomp on the unwanted weed and vines in their path. even poison ivy is no match. in fact, a delicious treat for the goats. >> does it spread? the park will be back under control in no time. because even baby get ones can eat 25% of their total body weight every day. >> that's cute. a little baby get on on your property eating the weeds. >> yeah. would save money on lawn maintenance for a lot of people. >> there you go. that's what i sounded like. >> yeah, like to have a goat around. if there are weeds in the studio, you know what, to be honest, moving kind of slow, taking breaks. don't know about you. come on, get on. hurry up. >> do more for us. speaking of get ones, coming up in "the skinny" -- >> shh, goat. >> sexy pam anderson is single after a few months of marriage. who broke her heart? later, the surprising new chapter of the harry potter
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soccer team. this morning it's the whole country. >> that's right. the entire nation is in mourning with grown men crying in the streets after yesterday's world cup shocker. brazil's stunning defeat to germany. abc's bob woodruff is there with the latest. >> missed it! >> reporter: for a nation that lives and breathes soccer, this was the ultimate disgrace. >> they're under way. >> reporter: coming into the game, the semifinal match, they expected tough play from germany, but no one could have predicted this crushing defeat. >> coming into this -- >> reporter: 11 minutes in, it was anyone's game with germany up 1, brazil zero. excited fans watched all over brazil, waiting for the comeback that never came. germany quickly taking control and pulling far ahead. >> he took it wide. playings it inside. unbelievable! >> reporter: in the crowd, the teary faces of men, women, children, their heads hung in shame, despair and disbelief. watching their dream of a world
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cup championship on home turf slip away. >> to center! >> reporter: social media was on its "a" game with commentary like this -- if only the germans had a word for taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. and suddenly spain doesn't look that bad. 90 minutes into the match, brazil finally scored. but it was too little, too late. >> brazil will get one at the end. >> reporter: the brazilians losing their first home match in almost 40 years. >> you're not imagining things. the final score line here is brazil, 1, germany, 7. >> translator: sorry, everybody. all of the brazilians. i just want to see my people smiling. >> reporter: police in riot gear and on horseback, ready for an uprising, but most fans were calm. >> i think it's really sad to end the championship with this kind of negative result. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest upsets to go down in world cup history.
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and the end of a national dream. i'm bob woodruff in belo horizonte, brazil. >> we talked about this. >> yes. >> we've been talking about this all day. i've never seen a bigger defensive lapse in a sporting event. >> it was like it was high school -- >> oh, my goodness. >> high school soccer could do better. >> like they never played together. very interesting. i thought what was interesting, here in new york the empire state building lit up with germany's colors. a lot of respect going on all over the world for germany. >> what was interesting, the coach of argentina, next game, argentina/netherlands. the argentina coach said, this is not normal. 7-1? this is the largest win just in history practically. and the coach of argentina said this is not normal. but this is why soccer is beautiful. brazil not feeling that way, but the president of brazil told them, dust yourselves off, brazil, get back up. she was told where to put it. it wasn't very nice. i can't repeat it.
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yeah. >> the real story today are the fans and players crying. we have seen players lose big games before. but players like david luis right there crying. guys crying on the field. everybody so sad for their country. it is embarrassing in many ways for them. they're the host country. the eyes of the world on brazil. they fell in a really big way today. >> poor guys. can't get enough of world cup. don't know what we will do after sunday. when we come back, out with the old and in with the previous. rosie o'donnell could be making a talk show comeback. and hillary clinton may not want to cash that a helping you find a dentist you'll want to go to for the rest of your life. we've helped over 8 million people find that dentist,
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♪ skinny so skinny time for "the skinny" and apparent comeback for rosie o'donnell. >> that's right, she's back. the talk show queen, previously co-hosted abc's daytime coffee get-together from 2006 and 2007. in active negotiations with the network for days and supposedly reached an agreement just yesterday. >> no details on her contract. she will be chatting up, with the only mainstay so far, whoopi goldberg. >> wow, 18 years. to another case of deja vu, pamela anderson saying i don't to husband rick solomon. >> oops.
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the former "baywatch" star divorcing solomon for the second time six months after walking down the aisle in her divorce filing. the 47-year-old cites, irreconcilable differences. >> married to solomon in 2007. the first marriage lasted a couple months. how about that for deja vu. not a lot of love for garth brooks this morning in ireland. >> the country superstar canceled five sold out show in dublin. his comeback concert after the city council denied permits to two of his shows. that's leaving half a million ticketholders holding the bag. >> ouch. the concert promoter is promising refunds because his fans were angry and heartbroken. you got to find friends in low places in ireland, garth. >> absolutely you do. and they're not asking for refunds yet, but sales of hillary clinton's book less than a stellar. the sales of "hard choices" dropped substantially in the second week on the market. that's not all. >> people that did buy the book are not reading it, their electronic copies.
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amazon.com said readers so far have read 2.4% of her book. apparently "hard choices" is a bit of a hard read. >> wow. be sure to catch the eyes of a substantial number of readers. president bush's texas ranch. >> i love this. it's a rare look inside george w. bush's home, featured in next month's issue of "architectural digest." >> i would buy that to see that. the crawford, texas, ranch home was known during his presidency as the western white house. here you see the breezeway where the 43rd president reportedly practiced his newest passion, painting >> i can't picture him painting. apparently he is very, very good. i have seen some of it. here is the living room. in classic shade of white you see. >> check out the gorgeous swimming pool. >> nice. >> looks really nice. >> i would move in at any point. >> he should invite us for a swim. why not? >> yeah. >> check out who is blowing out the birthday candles today -- >> topping the list -- tom hanks turns 58 years ago old.
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>> jimmy schmitz. >> kelley mcgilles from "top gun" fame, 48. >> and fred savage from "wonder years" turns 38. happy birthday one and all.
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with magic, he was celebrating his birthday, just 11 years old. >> we can expect great things from you. >> reporter: over the course of seven best-selling books and eight blockbuster movies we watched this little wizard and his friends grow. but this was the last we heard from harry potter until a new chapter. harry, now a father of two, is about to turn 34. and while he has a couple of threads of silver in his hair, he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses he wore as a boy. ron, whose famous ginger hair appears to be slightly thinning, runs a joke shop and married to hermione, mother of two and enjoying a successful career in magical law enforcement. yes, harry potter is back, sort of in a post on pottermore website. >> harry hasn't left me to the degree i thought he would. and i'm quite glad about that. >> reporter: rowling described as being hounded by tabloid press, writes this 1500 word update as if it was a newspaper report, written by, a gossip columnist, rita skeeter. perhaps injecting a little bit of nonfiction, she writes -- anyone closely connected with
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harry potter reaps the benefits and must pay the penalty of public interest. the penalty of public interest, rowling's pottermore website reportedly crashed. apparently too many people eager to read what this time may be harry's final chapter. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i have to say i am so glad she is back into it. i remember reading this book, i had a young niece about 14. and we would read them at the same time, share notes. one of the books that multiple generations could read. >> oh, there we are. >> nice! >> look, the two of us. >> my gosh, that is. that's exactly how my hair was when i was in my teens. >> when we were back in school. what is it, hogwarts and -- >> that's right. were you, were you in slitherin or gryffindor. >> gryffindor. don't you remember? don't you remember from back in the day? how could you forget our history? >> i think she was in slytherin. i don't know. all right. more "world news now" coming up. 4 >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" -- informing insomniacs for two decades. ews now" -- informing
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good morning. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines this morning on "world news now." israel warning palestinian that it is prepared for an open-ended offensive and says the army is activating thousands of reservists in the case it decides to launch a ground offensive in gaza. more details coming up. the mother of a baby abandoned on a new york subway platform is being held without bail. the 20-year-old from north carolina says she is homeless and could not take care of her 10-month-old daughter. a close call for a colorado man. a bolt of lightning knocked him to the ground while he was trying to videotape a thunderstorm on his cell phone. he suffered a concussion and a bruise from the fall. and world cup shocker. an entire nation is mourning after brazil suffers a stunning defeat to germany, 7-1.
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germany is the first team to score so many goals in a competitive match against brazil in 74 years. and those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, july 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and we begin with breaking news on the weather front. deadly storms swooping in from the mid-atlantic to the northeast. >> four people killed in upstate new york when a ferocious storm shredded four homes to pieces. several other homes were badly damaged. searchers using rescue dogs overnight to pick through debris for additional victims. forecasters are now trying to confirm that this storm was actually a tornado. a storm also turned deadly in maryland last night when high winds brought down a tree at a christian summer camp. one child was killed and six others injured. the kids were outside when the storm hit. they were trying to get to a shelter when the tree fell. >> the severe weather is not over in the northeast. the thunderstorms remain in the forecast today in upstate new york, pennsylvania and northern new england. thunderstorms threaten the south
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and could turn severe. summer monsoon season is in full swing in parts of the southwest. >> mild in the northwest. 70s from minneapolis to detroit. triple digits in phoenix. 90s in denver, dallas and washington, d.c. 80s along the west coast. our other major story this half hour, the escalating tension between israelis and palestinians this morning. israel warning it is gearing up for a possible ground invasion of gaza. >> that's right. in the west bank this morning, protesters set fires and hurled rocks at israeli forces to show their solidarity with palestinians in gaza. and in tel aviv, sirens alerting for more incoming missiles are sounding. abc's alex marquardt is there. >> reporter: running in terror as sirens wailed. incoming rockets over israel's biggest cities. the most brazen and provocative attacks yet by palestinian militants. over tel aviv interceptor fired
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by the famous iron dome anti-missile system knocking a rocket out of the sky. so far an estimated 150 rockets flew into israel targeting more than ten cities. israeli forces have streamed towards the gaza strip preparing for a possible ground invasion. the government authorizing the call-up of 40,000 reserve troops. israeli war planes already in the sky. saying they're striking rocket launchers and hamas militants. in gaza we saw it up close. children scattering as missiles land. as we get closer, a frenzy. an ambulance pulling away with a wounded child. at least one of those strikes landed over the wall here. you can see the massive hole. seconds later, another one just nearby. that black smoke billowing to the sky. this violence fueled in part by the murders of those three israeli teenagers. then the revenge killing of a palestinian teen as riots raged. the mother of one of the israeli
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boys called for a calm. >> the shedding of innocent blood is against morality. >> reporter: but there is no calm in israel or gaza. only anger and fear. alex marquardt, abc news, gaza. investigators from the fbi and cdc are trying to figure out how six vials of deadly smallpox could have been left in a low security lab for years and forgotten. the vials were found in an old storage room outside washington, d.c. intact and sealed from the 1950s. but the big question is what if one of them had broken open? >> many people today are not vaccinated against smallpox. if the vial had broken and a person who was not previously vaccinated was exposed, there is a potential that someone could have contracted the disease. >> the vials are now at the cdc in atlanta, being tested to see if they are infectious and they will be destroyed. today is the day of reckoning for former new orleans mayor ray nagin. the 58-year-old democrat learns his sentence later today for his
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conviction on 20 federal corruption charges, including bribery, money laundering and fraud. the prison sentence which could be more than 20 years would be a virtual life sentence for the man once seen as a reformer. donald sterling had unkind words for almost everyone, at the trial of ownership of the los angeles clippers. the embattled owner of the pro basketball team blasted two doctors who say he is mentally incapacitated. and he ridiculed wife shelly's attorney. she is suing for the right to sell the team after his racist remarks made him unwelcome in the nba. sterling testifies again today. two university of miami football players have been arrested and charged with sexual battery after admitting to getting a 17-year-old drunk and raping her on campus over the holiday weekend. the two men both 20 years old have since been dismissed from the school. juwan blue and alexander figora were both listed as sophomore linebackers. we're learning new details this morning about the roller coaster accident in southern california. the six flags ninja ride
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collided with an entire tree and remains shut down while safety questions about the thrill rides are raised nationwide. here is abc's cecelia vega. >> reporter: what a terrifying ride it was for the 22 people trapped for nearly three hours on the ninja. >> incoming units to magic mountain. we still have victims on the ride. >> reporter: there they were on this suspended swinging roller coaster, hanging from a track dangling precariously above the ground, waiting for help to arrive. >> this is going to be challenging. >> reporter: an entire tree fell on the tracks, derailing the first car. see that white metal arm? it's supposed to be attached to that red railing. firefighters struggled to reach riders that high in the air, having to lift them to safety one by one. four went to the hospital. >> we saw the ninja go into the trees. and it was cracking noises and crashing noises. and a lot of screaming. >> reporter: statistics show accidents at amusement parks are
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extremely rare. and this time there were only minor injuries. but just last year, a woman fell to her death from a roller coaster at a six flags park in texas. the ninja may be known as the black belt of amusement park roller coasters, promising 4g turns and 55-mile-an-hour speeds, but experts say if a ride goes wrong, just wait there until authorities give instructions. follow directions. and most importantly, stay calm. >> the worst thing you can do is panic. people start to decide they're going to get out, they need to get off. the best thing you can do is remain calm. six flags said in a statement safety is the number one priority for guests and employees. the park is open but the ride, the ninja, remains closed for inspection. cecelia vega, abc news. a dramatic rescue captured on camera off southern california. >> right there! he's right there! >> the teenager was knocked
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unconscious after falling into rough surf. a man on the beach, a stranger, you see him there, jumps in the water to save him. rob mcnulty pulled the boy out and performed cpr with the help of a friend. and to everyone's relief, the boy started breathing again. an amazing rescue. >> wow, pretty incredible. from tampa this morning, an american success story. a few weeks go we told you about a college grad, handing out his resume to anyone who would roll down the car window. this morning we can report damian romero has a job with a law firm, in fact. his new boss said he saw romero on his tampa affiliate as newscast and he said, he appreciated his ambition. >> as an employer, if i see an employee willing to take the extra step and put themselves out there, that's the kind of person i am interested in. >> in fact, romero's new job, was created just for him. handling special projects. the friend also handing out resumes with him last month has not found a job. >> i tell you what, an amazing
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story. because you know why? i am sure that took a lot of humility to get out there. look what he did. look what he has the got right now. i love what he says, you make your own luck. we forget that phrase. he went out there and he got that job. >> i love that. you are an attorney, you are a lawyer, you went to law school. you know how hard it is to get the jobs. >> it really is. they value people, ambitious, trying to do all they can do to get a job. >> it paid off. >> congratulations to him. turning from the school of hard knocks to the school of fish. >> scientists are calling this the largest school of anchovies off the southern california coast in decades. there were millions of the little salty fishes in the swarm. the scientists are baffled as to why there were so many that far south. anchovy pizza, anyone? >> where were they when we had the pizza? >> i know. i hate anchovies. sorry the discovery was made. >> you do? well, look at that -- swimming into the anchovies. swimming with anchovies. like swimming with sharks. >> we are going to find matt
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gutman out with the anchovies. coming up, pigging out at restaurants. appetizers, all you can possibly consume for just $10? >> love that deal. also, using your iphone as a household remote. so cool. it's almost futuristic and high-tech in its convenience. you're going to get all the pros and cons. >> wonder the price tag on that one. first, a bicycle race across america. you'll see why this is no ride in the park. you're watching "world news now." ♪ i want to ride my bicycle ♪ i want to ride my bike ♪ i want to ride my bicycle i want to ride it where i lie ♪ ♪ you say black i say white ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hot hotwire.com. weather brought to you by hot wire.com. so we can finally get some sleep. the hotel has to be right. you can get a 4-star hotel for up to 60% off, even at the last minute. in the neighborhood where we wanna go? yes. you just won't the name until after you book. hmm. ooh.
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♪ bicycle ♪ bicycle ♪ i want to ride my bicycle i want to ride my bike ♪ >> i love that song. his favorite queen song. it's unquestionably a bicycle race like no other. california to maryland, 3,000 miles. >> the race across america is regarded as the world's toughest endurance bicycle race. our cameras went along for the ride. we're "up all nightline" with abc's neal karlinksy. >> reporter: they call it the race across america or r.a.m., billed as the world's toughest and maybe craziest bike race. >> it's nonstop. 3,000 miles. there isn't anything close. >> reporter: 3,000 miles from california to maryland. no hotels, no beds to sleep in, just a bike, a support team and a camper and the willpower to ride night and day through rain and sweltering heat, all of it before the 12-day cutoff.
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>> we cross 12 states, 88 counties, 350 different communities. >> [ bleep ]! >> reporter: racers come here from 27 different countries. it is an eclectic group. this year including pippa middleton as part of a team, and dozens of athletes most people have never heard of. >> how are you feeling now? >> way better now. >> reporter: it is 10:00 at night and still 95 degrees in the california desert when we find p.j., a firefighter and family man, suffering badly during his first ten hours. >> a little bout of diarrhea going up the hill. >> reporter: oh, no. >> that wasn't fun. >> reporter: did you have to stop? >> i made one pit stop. >> reporter: p.j. worked closely with the 19 firefighters killed in a yarnell wildfire last year. he told us at the start the
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suffering on the bike is for them. >> it was really hard for me because it was, you know, close to our backyard. >> when i saw it on the news they had not heard from the 19, that was, i was hysterical. >> reporter: p.j. raising money for the victims' families and in fact though not a race requirement, most r.a.m. racers we met are testing themselves for charity. during our ride the temperature alone is inhuman. ranging from 115 to 119 degrees. what about thoughts of quitting? do you fight those? you're human. they must creep in. >> they do. i fought like hell to get them out. but they do creep in. i don't share them. >> he's here. >> reporter: for p.j., the race with himself was becoming too much. his crew began documenting his struggles with knee pain and swelling. eight days into the race we got this heart-wrenching voicemail from his wife colleen. >> p.j. ran into some really serious hallucinating last night and he's blowing stop signs. he's done. his race is over. >> reporter: he wasn't alone. only 27 of 48 solo riders made
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it to the finish line. no one gets rich or famous on the race across america, but the mighty few who survived it know that it's really all about the race within. i'm neal karlinsky for "nightline" in prescott, arizona. >> couldn't do it. no way. >> couldn't do it? >> couldn't do it. >> 12 days? come on. jump on a bike. let's go. >> nice! >> you're already in training. >> look at that bicycle. a race bike. >> looks like the bike alec baldwin rides around the city. it's nice. >> it has a bell. >> there you go. >> so, you could ride this bike across the country. that would be wonderful. >> i usually ride it to pick up pizzas and do pizza deliveries in new york. >> you know what that race is so good. a lot of times people aren't riding really for money. riding to raise money for charity. and raised a couple million just in this past year. so it's a nice way to raise money and it's been going on for 33 years. >> pretty impressive. have you ever done like a marathon? >> no, i'm a sprinter, not a
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marathoner. >> are you? >> yeah. i like to walk. >> learning lots of new things about you on the show. love to walk. well, coming up into the world of the future today. your homes online. >> i love this. scncing your home to your smartphone for everything from climate control to lowering the blinds. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our after people find a dentist through us, they often say, "i wish i had done this sooner." don't put it off any longer. call 1-800-dentist today. ♪
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e are just some of the 50day. million people in this country who live with hearing loss. of that 50 million, one in five are teenagers. hearing health foundation is working to restore hearing. to learn more about their research for a cure visit hearing health foundation dot org. help us make hearing loss a thing of the past. a public service from hearing health foundation. ♪ know you're not alone because i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> they're great. >> i love the catchy songs. >> our team does a good job upstairs with the music. >> oh, my goodness, amazing. for most of us, really no place like home. increasingly our modern homes are like no other place. >> from everything to turning up the air conditioning and lowering the blinds, now there's an app for that. can you believe it? here is abc's tech contributor tina trinh. >> there's no place like home. there's no place like home.
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>> there's no place like home. >> reporter: when dorothy uttered those famous words in "the wizard of oz" she couldn't have imagined a home like today's. one where you can lock your door with the swipe of your iphone and while you're at it, draw down the shades and open the garage door, too. here at an event in new york city sponsored by home depot and wink a new home automation platform that promises to turn your home into a connected home. >> we're really about bringing the brands you already have in your home together in one app. >> reporter: brands like quickset, g.e. and honeywell already have a variety of products with built-in wireless connectivity, making it easy to control with a smartphone. problem is, multiple products means multiple apps which can be hard to keep track of. now, a new platform, wink, brings all the devices to the one app. >> they really chak your lifestyle. it makes it very easy to use every day. and it doesn't matter whether you are in the house or 1,000
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miles away. >> reporter: even the temperature of your water heater can be adjusted remotely. that adds up to savings on your energy bill. >> this is a 40-gallon short. we have several models. you can save anywhere from, you know, $100 to $200, $300 a year. depending on the model you get. >> reporter: staples is making ed homes smarter with staples connect platform which works with nearly 150 connected devices, thermostats and security cameras. no smartphone handy? staples connect can sync with wearable devices like the up 24 by jawbone. to do things like automatically lower the blinds once you activate sleep mode. ultimately getting to home sweet home won't involve any wizardry behind a curtain. just a few devices and an internet connection. tina trinh, abc news, new york. >> love it. >> love that "wizard of oz" stuff. >> yeah. up until this moment i thought the wizard was -- no, joking. >> pulled the curtains back. >> no, i love, love that,
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the first of is kinds deal gives customers the options of choosing an appetizer and receiving unlimited refills for just $10 a person. now the nearly 50-year-old brand is the latest to wage a price war taking on chili's and applebee's. >> one entree, 0 bucks. >> this is the first time we have seen a major chain come out with a bottomless appetizer. >> reporter: in a statement tgi fridays tells us it is part of the promise to customers to provide great food, great service, great value and great fun. but before you start loading up on their signature starters, there's a catch. >> there's definitely a catch. the restaurant said you can only have one appetizer and they also discourage sharing. i mean, how many mozzarella sticks are you going to eat? >> reporter: the global chain boasts over 900 restaurants in 60 countries and was recently sold to a private investment firm. their sales last year of $1.6 billion were down 4.7% from a year ago.
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and this latest move may be seen as an effort to boost their bottom line. while the apps may be endless, the deal is not. you can get your endless fix until august 24th. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> there's a lot of catches in that. excuse me. you know, i used to work at tgi fridays. >> did you really? >> my favorite story, charles barkley once gave me a $20 tip. >> no. >> yeah. >> that's the best barkley could do? >> back then like $1 million for me. >> was it? it was a big deal. so you were happy. >> there you are working there? what are you serving up? >> barkley didn't tip me. not giving him extra fries. >> buttons? what is that? >> yeah. >> nice. look at you. you look like you are dedicated. >> that's the look of dedication. >> yeah, you're serving up that one appetizer. >> one appetizer for 10 bucks. >> how is that unlimited? >> burgers and fridays. null. >> that's "world news now" for this half hour. >> thanks for tuning in. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole
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this morning on "world news now" -- toxic bombshell. the terrifying scare at the national institutes of health. forgotten samples of smallpox in a storage room. >> there is a potential that someone could have contracted the disease. >> serious safety questions for the country's top public health experts. on the brink -- the military offensive between the israelis and palestinians. the frightening uncertainty overnight. and big buzz -- after so much anticipation, legal recreational marijuana goes on sale in washington state. >> it's like a candy store. it's like chocolate, you'll never get enough. guarantee you. >> customers young and old stoking up to chill out. it's wednesday, july 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm reena ninan. look what the cat dragged in. we have to issue a warrant for this man's arrest. he's been on "20/20," "good morning america," "weekend good morning america." how did we get so lucky? >> just following your lead. she does everything. i want to be like her, my goal. >> that's right. sure. always better looking, better dressed. >> oh, please. >> great to have you. so much going on. >> a lot. a lot. fascinating stuff about smallpox vaccine. we're going to begin with the shocking discovery. the government lab, just outside of washington, six vials of the deadly smallpox virus. >> incredible story. those vials are now at the cdc in atlanta where they are being tested. the big question this morning is, how could something so lethal be packed away and forgotten? here's abc's dr. richard besser. >> reporter: real alarm about how six vials of smallpox one of history's most feared viruses were left in a low security fda laboratory for decades.
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forgotten in a refrigerated storage room at the national institutes of health in bethesda, maryland. >> if this material is infectious and these vials had broken, what could have happened? >> there is a potential that someone could have contracted the disease. >> reporter: the vials believed to be from the 1950s were discovered one week ago when the contents of the storage room were being moved. opening the box workers saw an alarming label, variola, that's smallpox. they quickly moved it to a biolevel 3 lab, one with cameras, scanners and alarms and everyone wears gear. the national security council was notified, including the fbi, worked out a plan to transport the deadly virus to the cdc in atlanta. the vials were packed up. escorted to the airport by federal and local police and flown on a government plane to cdc headquarters. smallpox, which is highly contagious, killed 2 million people a year as recently as 1967. but it was wholly eradicated after an unprecedented worldwide campaign to get people vaccinated.
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by international agreement, samples lived on in only two labs. the cdc in atlanta and one in siberia, or so we thought. law enforcement have long feared what could happen if terrorists get their hands on smallpox and turned it into a weapon. the newly discovered vials are now in a level 4 biohazard lab. security is so tight, you now need an eye scan to get access. the smallpox discovery comes just weeks after the cdc acknowledged possibly exposing dozens of lab workers to anthrax. those workers currently being treated with two months of antibiotics. the good news is the vials were not opened so no one was endangered. if the virus had gotten out. we have a smallpox vaccine that would have protected anyone that was exposed. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> that certainly is good news right there. incredible. >> how did it happen, though? it's like everyone has a junk drawer, a junk closet. what do you do, oops, put it over there on that shelf? >> somebody right now is watching this, oh, wait a second. oh. maybe i should call. i don't know. >> it was me!
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let us know. so the vials indicated -- it was written in the 1950s but that building didn't open until the 1960s. >> right. so you wonder where it was all that time. smallpox declared eradicated in 1980. as dr. besser said, not a lot of risk, it wasn't opened. that's the good news. still you have to wonder, is there a concern there? >> completely. how about this story? the mother accused of abandoning her baby on a subway platform held without bail this morning. the 20-year-old frank de ea dabbs told police she was homeless and she said she felt like she couldn't take care of her 10-month-old daughter. she thought she was leaving her in a safe public space. dabbs' father says she has been troubled since her boyfriend was shot to death. >> what do you think is going on with your daughter since this has happened? >> i don't know. i think that -- she had a tragedy in the past. she lost -- she saw her
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boyfriend get murdered, the baby's daddy. >> dabbs was arrested after someone recognized her from subway surveillance video. the baby is okay and she remains with child services. the embattled owner of the los angeles clippers is contentious as ever, testifying in court donald sterling took the stand at a trial to determine whether his wife has a right to sell the pro basketball team. and he let loose, blasting two doctors who say he's mentally incompetent. and ridiculing wife shelly's attorney. sterling testifies again today. well, the defense has wrapped up its case in the olympic athlete oscar pistorius' trial. he's on trial in south africa for the murder of his girlfriend. next up closing arguments early next month. the trial of the so-called blade runner has run much longer than expected. it's lasted longer than pistorius' relationship with his dead girlfriend. if found guilty, pistorius could be sentenced to life in prison. north korea's military fired
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two missile into the sea this morning in what seems to be the latest in a growing series of test launches. a south korean official says short-range missiles fired from the southwest and flew across the country before landing in the sea. the north has conducted about 90 such firings since february. in the middle east, tensions are escalating again this morning, especially on the west bank. protesters set fires and hurled rocks at israeli forces to show solidarity with palestinians in gaza. now israel is warning it is gearing up for a possible ground invasion of gaza after carrying out its largest aerial offensive there in nearly two years. abc's marci gonzalez has details. >> reporter: sirens blaring in israel, warning of more air raids from palestinian militants. that rocket one of several aimed at tel aviv, stopped by israel's iron dome defense system. closer to the gaza border,
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people are taking cover in bomb shelters as tensions between israel and hamas escalate. >> it's scary just to be around the noises and the bombing and everything. >> reporter: israel responding to the onslaught of rockets, saying its military has hit about 100 targets in gaza, including this, the home of a reported hamas leader where at least six people were killed, including two children. along with increasing its air offensive, israel is now considering a ground invasion of gaza, authorizing the army to activate as many as 40,000 reserve troops. >> we cannot compromise with death. we cannot compromise with rockets. we cannot compromise with this sort of behavior. and we shall stop it. >> reporter: an israeli official says there are no talks of a cease-fire right now, adding he does not anticipate an end to the strikes from either side any time soon. reena and ryan, back to you. >> thank you, marci. president obama is headed to
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texas today where he'll meet with governor rick perry about the immigration crisis along the southern border. the president asked congress for nearly $4 billion in emergency funding to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing into the u.s. illegally. governor perry is among those who blame the obama administration for the border crisis. >> this is a failure of diplomacy, it is a failure of leadership from the administration in washington, d.c. >> senate majority leader harry reid is urging lawmakers to take action this month on the president's request for emergency funding. there is another black eye this morning for the department of veteran affairs. a federal agency is looking into dozens of allegations of retaliation against v.a. employees who reported patient neglect. one whistle-blower told the congressional committee during a marathon meeting last night that he was labeled a rat. the chair of the committee called the v.a., quote, an organizational cesspool. it appears that some top liquor companies are targeting underaged drinkers.
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the study finds that two-thirds of alcohol ads in magazines have more influence on those under 21 than other age groups and more so with yoing men. top brand are nine times more likely to appeal to them than lesser known brand. for women those ads are only five times more appealing. well, there is so much anticipation for what could be the splashiest thrill ride in the world. >> i love this. the world's tallest water slide is opening in kansas city. it is called the varoot, how about that, and that means insane in german. so, if you can remember that, that's a mouthful. set to open to the public thursday after several delays. >> new video here shows how thrilling it is. 17 stories high. that's crazy to me. to ride down the slide you have to first climb 264 steps before you take the heart-pounding plunge. >> is there a way that maybe an elevator could take me to the top instead of those 264 steps? >> you would think you would take -- get a v.i.p. pass like disney, skyrockets you up and brings you down.
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>> exactly. but look at this drop. that's incredible for a water slide. the splash, the best part. if you don't get wet, what are you doing? >> yeah, you're right. >> i thought it was coming our way. coming up, an angry house cat's tantrum that led to a 911 call. fur is flying in "the mix." later, it is grilling season. we are about to sample pizza roasted on the grill actually. all the cheesy goodness from our "insomniac kitchen." you are watching "world news now." ♪ ciao, ciao, ciao >> announcer: wour "world news now" weather brought to you by olay regenerist in just two weeks, see pearlescent, luminous skin. regenerist luminous. olay. your best beautiful. i will always be brilliant, never dull.
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♪ i smoke in the morning i smoke two joints in the morning ♪ >> busy guy. >> well, this is smoking. smoking in washington. a lot more than just two joints. >> on the first day of legal sales of marijuana for recreational use, supplies were tight, demand was high and customers ran the gamut from college students to retirees. here's abc's chuck sivertsen. >> reporter: deb green was the first eager customer through the door when the pot shop opened in seattle.
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security checked the 65-year-old grandmother's i.d. >> you are okay. >> reporter: she waited in line 24 hours for the start of legal marijuana sales in washington. >> i'm very excited and relieved and happy. >> reporter: by the time the store opened, she had plenty of company. the demand expected to be so high, they would run out. >> this is so exciting. it's just like being a pioneer. i came out of retirement to do this. and it's the best thing i've ever done. >> reporter: washington is only the second state to legalize recreational pot stores. colorado is the first. only a fraction of those with licenses opened tuesday. this one offers several varieties for sale to anyone over 21. ranging from a gram for $20 to $25 to an ounce for $350. >> it's like a candy store. it's like chocolate. you'll never get enough, guarantee you. >> reporter: while they may not be sleepless in seattle, they might be craving something to eat. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york.
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>> a boom to late night delivery places. >> wow. >> right? >> yeah, the munchies. >> oh, my goodness. >> can you imagine? >> the long lines because they didn't have time to bring in a full crop just yet. they have a few stores set up. not a lot of supply just yet. >> see what happens over there. >> exactly. >> all those washingtonians are likely getting the case of the munchies. and we have something for them. grilled pizza. a new twist on an italian classic. coming up next in our "insomniac kitchen". ahead in our next half hour, world cup shocker! the stunning defeat of the host team in brazil. men, women, children, an entire nation just like that in tears. oh! you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc statio
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>> that's a hook. i'll be playing that all day in my head. there are few places outside italy where you can find the best italian food except, of course, new york city. >> one of the most authentic italian restaurants here in manhattan is shaking things up with a unique twist on a classic. abc's nikki batiste takes us there in this morning's "ind "insomniac kitchen." >> here at fresco by scotto, anthony scotto. we're going to make their classic grilled margherita pizza. >> we're ready. we're so happy you are here. something we have been doing for 20 years at fresco by scotto. it's a great item here at the restaurant. put on your charcoal grill, 20 minutes, you're done. to start we need to add warm water to the mixing bowl. >> yeast. >> yes, put that in. can you whisk that for me while you are doing that, please. what you are trying to do is activate the yeast. salt. >> kosher salt. >> yes. our secret, molasses, which
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gives the sweetness you need on the charcoal grill. this batch will make somewhere around 50 pizzas. >> that's a lot of pizza we're using three different flours. >> all-purpose flour, wheat flour, the last flour is the high-gluten flour. let the magic happen. >> we're now with elaina scotto, who is going to show us how to take the dough and make it into a nice, flat pizza. >> we've rolled out the dough. we put some olive oil on the base of the tray and then we seal it very tightly with saran wrap. now we take our dough and we're going to put some olive oil on the surface. we're just going to coat the dough. and then we're going to start stretching it out. stretching until we get it to the right size. and here i have one on the grill. and then mom is going to take it away and show you how we finish it off. >> let's do it. well, marion, the boss, mother
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scotto, is going to take it away and show us how to finish the pizza. >> i know everything. >> you don't use mozzarella? >> no. >> tell us why that is. >> because it keeps the pizza crisp. >> sauce. this is your famous sauce. >> and then we put some -- >> basil. yeah, make it pretty. and then a little olive oil. >> pretty basic. >> it's wonderful. >> this is a classic margherita with meatballs. >> with meatballs. you can do if with sausage. you can do it with vegetables. it's wonderful. we always have the shells ready before the guests come in, and then some of the guests make their own concoction. i mean, this is delightful, delicious and easy. >> shall we go try these? >> now we have to. >> mm! it's amazing. >> great spending time with you. >> thank you so much. >> fantastic. >> yeah, look at them. they're here. what do you have there? >> yes, thank you to the
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scottos, by the way, for this. this is sausage. you have a wonderful cheese pizza. this is vegetarian right over here. see, this is the perk to coming in on this show. >> mm. oh, man. i have never had pizza like this before. >> it's amazing. >> pretty incredible. and the grill, you can actually taste it. >> yeah. but what's fun y i thought it was interesting they don't put mozzarella on the pizza. >> true. >> whenever you think of pizza, you think of mozzarella. just as good. like a sprinkle of parmesan. >> that's true. think we should have this every night. we should have our evening session of pizza from the scottos. >> why not? i think there should be food everywhere i go, pretty much. >> you bring the food! see, you bring the food. i never thought of a pizza being grilled, but this is actually really good. i would try to do it at home, but i know it would be a disaster. i'll just speed dial it and order it when i'm having a party. >> absolutely. the big question, can you do a news broadcast eating pizza the entire time? i would love it. just leave this here all night. >> why not. >> come on down to the studio, have a slice.
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neutralizing pet odors. don't just vacuum clean . resolve clean. all right. it's time for "mix." by the way, speaking of pizza, which by the way still looks amazing. we have a pizza-themed story. it is going to blow you away. i don't know if you have been stuck on the runway for hours. maybe thinking, you know what? what does the staff think? how come everybody is sitting around? we are hungry. we're tired. a frontier airlines pilot, he did something quite amazing. there was a flight diverted, from denver to cheyenne, the folks were sitting on the runway a couple hour. you said, you know what, i want to take care of these folks. he places an order to domino's at 10:00 at night. >> no! >> said, i need food fast for the customers. they made the pizza. remember, 30 minutes or less. they got it there. 35 pizzas.
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gave it to flight attendants. found a way to get it to the passengers, enjoyed 35 pizzas, courtesy of the pilot. they took off literally after they got the pizza. domino's made it just in time. >> great story. >> go frontier airlines. the pilot, incredible. >> more stories like that. now from pizza to cats. >> perfect segue. >> i'm from florida. they say crazy news stories come from florida. . it's sort of true. a 911 call made by people because of their cat. their cat. there is the cat. goes a little crazy. goes into the crazed. a russian blue cat, cush, the folks call 911. the cat is removed by animal control, quarantined for ten days. and the couple has bloody scratches. you see them right there. they declined medical attention. but also another story of another cat, lux, 22 pounds, they called 911. he was sent to austin, somebody
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adopted him. they couldn't tame them. couldn't tame them. listen to this. >> my goodness. >> she tore me and my husband up. so i let her out. she was okay. saw my husband. she freaked. got her out of the bedroom. but now she's in my living room and i can't get out. she's got us trapped in our bedroom. i mean, my husband is ripped up. pouring blood. she ripped us up. >> sounded look a beef between the cat and husband. >> we need to investigate it. >> what is that? >> okay! one more thing i want to show you real quick. the moment when a dad reads for the first time to his son. i have twin boys and i look at this video and it almost makes he's reading to his son. that's his son jack. look what jack does every time he reads. >> uncontrollable laughter. >> talk about pure joy. i can't wait until i have this with my kids.
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this morning on "world news now" -- widespread damage. the powerful line torm this morning on "world news now" -- widespread damage. the powerful line of storms hitting a big area from washington, d.c. to upstate new york. and the death toll and the details coming in. lightning survivor -- his camera was rolling when a powerful jolt from the sky sent him flying. the unforgettable scene and a trip to the hospital. and soccer's shocker. brazil's crushing loss to germany. what this means to the world cup's host country as the groans are heard round the globe. talk show comeback -- why she is so chatty and in demand. why we haven't heard the last word from rosie o'donnell. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, july 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm ryan smith. >> i'm reena ninan. welcome back. >> that's right.
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lucky to be here. she and i sit on the same floor. she's been one of my good friends since i first got here. reena, you're amazing. i'm so happy to be here with you today. >> we are so excited. we have been on the rundown. you had assignment, after assignment. we should tell our viewers we are so psyched you are here. and on a show with, what a crazy world cup game, huh? >> oh, my goodness. i mean, breaking hearts all over brazil. so many shocked about what happened. before that let's talk about the storms. >> absolutely, we're going to begin with that. breaking news on a violent line of killer storms slamming parts of the east coast overnight. >> four people killed in upstate new york when a severe thunderstorm barreled through with winds so powerful they ripped apart several homes. dozens of rescuers and search dogs had to pick through the debris for victims. >> tragedy also struck at a summer camp in maryland. one child died after getting pinned under a fallen tree. this is all part of the same system that raked over the midwest. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: severe weather on the move again. a tornado touching down in ohio near cleveland.
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damaging homes and knocking down trees. the national weather service says it was an ef-1 with 94-mile-an-hour winds. more than 50 million people are in the path of possible severe weather. the highest risk is in new york and pennsylvania. the severe weather comes after a blinding rain and winds as strong enough to snap power lines in southern illinois. and outside of boston where tornado warnings threaten millions. officials say it was a microburst packing 100-mile-an-hour winds that carved the landscape, snapping at least 70 trees in two. elsewhere in the midwest, real fears of river flooding. iowa city, a wall of sandbags trying to stem the rising rivers that crested. but in grafton, illinois, along the mississippi, even though flooding looms, it's business as usual. >> we've learned to live with the unpredictability of the mississippi. if it wasn't for that great river, we wouldn't have tourist in grafton. >> reporter: alex perez, abc
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news, chicago. storms that rolled through the denver area gave one man the shock of his life. chad greenless was recording the lightning storm with his cell phone. you see that. he thought he was safe in his garage. a bolt of lightning came down and knocked him right off his feet. his daughter found him convulsing on the floor. >> i want to say that i turned. took one step and then fell right through the door. >> doctors don't believe greenless took a direct hit. but the lightning struck so close it gave him a concussion. intense thunderstorms around the nation's capital made for a spectacular sight. take a look at this amazing shot of a vibrant double rainbow that appeared near a washington, d.c. metro stop last night. it arched over a large area including the national mall and washington monument. >> two pots of gold. >> yeah. >> the severe weather, unfortunately, is not over in the northeast. thunderstorms remain in the forecast today in upstate new york, pennsylvania and northern new england. thunderstorms threaten the south and could turn severe.
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the summer monsoon season in full swing in parts of the midwest. >> and it will be mild in the midwest. 70s from minneapolis to detroit. >> triple digits in phoenix. 90s in denver, dallas and washington, d.c. 80s along the west coast. well, the strongest typhoon of the season churning towards mainland china -- japan this morning. and it was already battered okinawa with torrential rain and gusty winds. roads are flooded, trees have been knocked down and thousands are still without power. most u.s. troops in japan are based in okinawa. those bases have canceled all nonessential outdoor activity. and in the mideast, tensions are escalating again this morning. protesters in the west bank set fires and hurled rocks at israeli forces to show solidarity with palestinians in gaza. israel has already carried out a blistering aerial assault in gaza killing more than two dozen people. this morning the israeli government is warning palestinians it has no plans to ease up and could even launch a ground offensive. president obama is heading
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to texas today where he'll meet with governor rick perry about the immigration crisis along the southern border. and he's asked congress for nearly $4 billion in emergency funding to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing into the u.s. illegally. but will that help? here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: with anger at the border at a boiling point, the white house asked congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of unaccompanied children coming into the united states illegally. nearly half of the money would go to care for the children. while they await deportation hearings. most of the rest for beefing up border security and hiring new judges and lawyers to process the cases. it's going to be a tough sell. republicans accuse the president of asking for a blank check. overall more than 52,000 children have crossed the border alone illegally since october. the white house has refused to say how many of them have been deported.
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>> i don't have a specific number in front of me, john. there are a couple of things -- >> i've asked this for a couple of weeks. >> i know. >> it's a pretty small number, right? not many are showing up for their hearings, right? >> i don't have the number in front of me. >> reporter: president obama travels to texas for political fund-raising in dallas and austin, but he will meet with texas governor rick perry. it may be a tense conversation. perry has blamed the president for the crisis. even suggesting he is part of a coordinated effort with central american governments to bring the children over the border. >> i don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the united states is secure. and that's the reason there has been this lack of effort, this lack of focus, this lack of resources. >> reporter: one place the president won't be visiting on wednesday is the border. despite intense criticism from the republicans and even some democrats, the white house says the president doesn't need to go to the border because he's already been there and is fully aware of what's going on. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. there is word this morning of a possible settlement over
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shoddy mortgage securities. activities which helped trigger the financial crisis. reports say citigroup and the justice department are close to a $7 billion deal most in cash. the rest could be held for struggling borrowers. the announcement of the settlement could come as early as next week. ford is recalling a long list of cars and trucks for potentially dangerous safety defects. more than 100,000 vehicles were recalled in the past 24 hours by ford. and the biggest recall involves 92,000 cars. including newer models of the ford taurus, flex and edge. two lincoln models are recalled. those cars may have defects in their axles and owners are being notified and the repairs are free. well, speaking of cars, the sales of rolls-royces are soaring. the british automaker reports an increase of 33% in the first half of this year. that's 500 more of the ultra luxury handmade cars than last year. that's right, i said handmade. the cheapest model starts at, get this, $263,000. the biggest sales growth was in
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europe. but the u.s. remains the biggest market for the rolls, as they call them. so you have what, five or six of them, right? >> i had to sell one over the summer. >> that makes sense. >> but the good news is, the seats are heated. they do have heated seats and gps. >> they do? that's something. they have a gps that will adjust the transmission based on where you're going, which is sort of incredible. >> that is incredible. >> i will never come close to sniffing a rolls-royce. identify seen one, how about that? >> i saw a commercial for ford escape you can kick your foot up, it opens the trunk. thought that was pretty nifty. >> there you go. if it can do my taxes. then maybe i'll get one. >> you'll buy it. >> worth it. well, a pittsburgh park overrun by weeds is solving a problem with a low-tech solution. >> yeah, they have turned to a herd of goats. that specializes in vegetation clearing. that's right, goats. and the goats gladly chomp on
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the unwanted weeds and vines in their path. even poison ivy is no match. in fact, it's a delicious treat for the get ones. >> does it spread? the park will be back under control in no time. because even baby goats can 25% of their total body weight every day. >> that's cute. a little baby goat on your property eating the weeds. >> yeah. would save money on lawn maintenance for a lot of people. >> there you go. that's what i sounded like. >> yeah, like to have a goat around. if there are weeds in the studio, you know what, to be honest, moving kind of slow, taking breaks. don't know about you. come on, get on. hurry up. >> do more for us. speaking of goats, coming up in "the skinny" -- >> shh, goat. >> sexy pam anderson is single after a few months of marriage. who broke her heart? later, the surprising new chapter of the harry potter story magically appears, but not in bookstores. a new glimpse of the boy wizard all grown up. you're watching "world news now." ♪
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soccer team. this morning it's the whole country. >> that's right. the entire nation is in mourning with grown men crying in the streets after yesterday's world cup shocker. brazil's stunning defeat to germany. abc's bob woodruff is there with the latest. >> missed it! >> reporter: for a nation that lives and breathes soccer, this was the ultimate disgrace. >> they're under way. >> reporter: coming into the game, the semifinal match, they expected tough play from germany, but no one could have predicted this crushing defeat. >> coming into this -- >> reporter: 11 minutes in, it was anyone's game with germany up 1, brazil zero. excited fans watched all over brazil, waiting for the comeback that never came. germany quickly taking control and pulling far ahead. >> he took it wide. playings it inside. unbelievable! >> reporter: in the crowd, the teary faces of men, women, children, their heads hung in shame, despair and disbelief.
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watching their dream of a world cup championship on home turf slip away. >> to center! >> reporter: social media was on its "a" game with commentary like this -- if only the germans had a word for taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. and suddenly spain doesn't look that bad. 90 minutes into the match, brazil finally scored. but it was too little, too late. >> brazil will get one at the end. >> reporter: the brazilians losing their first home match in almost 40 years. >> you're not imagining things. the final score line here is brazil, 1, germany, 7. >> translator: sorry, everybody. all of the brazilians. i just want to see my people smiling. >> reporter: police in riot gear and on horseback, ready for an uprising, but most fans were calm. >> i think it's really sad to end the championship with this kind of negative result. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest upsets to go down in world cup history.
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and the end of a national dream. i'm bob woodruff in belo horizonte, brazil. >> we talked about this. >> yes. >> we've been talking about this all day. i've never seen a bigger defensive lapse in a sporting event. >> it was like it was high school -- >> oh, my goodness. >> high school soccer could do better. >> like they never played together. very interesting. i thought what was interesting, here in new york the empire state building lit up with germany's colors. a lot of respect going on all over the world for germany. >> what was interesting, the coach of argentina, next game, argentina/netherlands. the argentina coach said, this is not normal. 7-1? this is the largest win just in history practically. and the coach of argentina said this is not normal. but this is why soccer is beautiful. brazil not feeling that way, but the president of brazil told them, dust yourselves off, brazil, get back up. she was told where to put it. it wasn't very nice.
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i can't repeat it. yeah. >> the real story today are the fans and players crying. we have seen players lose big games before. but players like david luis right there crying. guys crying on the field. everybody so sad for their country. it is embarrassing in many ways for them. they're the host country. the eyes of the world on brazil. they fell in a really big way today. >> poor guys. can't get enough of world cup. don't know what we will do after sunday. when we come back, out with the old and in with the previous. rosie o'donnell could be making a talk show comeback. and hillary clinton may not want to cash that
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♪ skinny so skinny time for "the skinny" and apparent comeback for rosie o'donnell. >> that's right, she's back. the talk show queen, previously co-hosted abc's daytime coffee get-together from 2006 and 2007. in active negotiations with the network for days and supposedly reached an agreement just yesterday. >> no details on her contract. she will be chatting up, with the only mainstay so far, whoopi goldberg. >> wow, 18 years. to another case of deja vu, pamela anderson saying i don't to husband rick solomon. >> oops.
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the former "baywatch" star divorcing solomon for the second time six months after walking down the aisle in her divorce filing. the 47-year-old cites, irreconcilable differences. >> married to solomon in 2007. the first marriage lasted a couple months. how about that for deja vu. not a lot of love for garth brooks this morning in ireland. >> the country superstar canceled five sold out show in dublin. his comeback concert after the city council denied permits to two of his shows. that's leaving half a million ticketholders holding the bag. >> ouch. the concert promoter is promising refunds because his fans were angry and heartbroken. you got to find friends in low places in ireland, garth. >> absolutely you do. and they're not asking for refunds yet, but sales of hillary clinton's book less than a stellar. the sales of "hard choices" dropped substantially in the second week on the market. that's not all. >> people that did buy the book are not reading it, their
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electronic copies. amazon.com said readers so far have read 2.4% of her book. apparently "hard choices" is a bit of a hard read. >> wow. be sure to catch the eyes of a substantial number of readers. president bush's texas ranch. >> i love this. it's a rare look inside george w. bush's home, featured in next month's issue of "architectural digest." >> i would buy that to see that. the crawford, texas, ranch home was known during his presidency as the western white house. here you see the breezeway where the 43rd president reportedly practiced his newest passion, painting >> i can't picture him painting. apparently he is very, very good. i have seen some of it. here is the living room. in classic shade of white you see. >> check out the gorgeous swimming pool. >> nice. >> looks really nice. >> i would move in at any point. >> he should invite us for a swim. why not? >> yeah. >> check out who is blowing out the birthday candles today -- >> topping the list -- tom hanks turns 58 years ago
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old. >> jimmy schmitz. >> kelley mcgilles from "top gun" fame, 48. >> and fred savage from "wonder years" turns 38. happy birthday one and all.
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and moisturize dry intimate skin. vagisil. your intimate health experts. ♪ if you are a harry potter fan, you know the music. can you believe it has been seven years since the last book was released? selling half a billion copies worldwide. >> j.k. rowling, said it would be her last. but yesterday she sent shockwaves around the world faster than a sorcerer's spell with a tantalizing look at the boy wizard and friends all grown up. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: when we met this bespectacled, orphan boy, filled
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with magic, he was celebrating his birthday, just 11 years old. >> we can expect great things from you. >> reporter: over the course of seven best-selling books and eight blockbuster movies we watched this little wizard and his friends grow. but this was the last we heard from harry potter until a new chapter. harry, now a father of two, is about to turn 34. and while he has a couple of threads of silver in his hair, he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses he wore as a boy. ron, whose famous ginger hair appears to be slightly thinning, runs a joke shop and married to hermione, mother of two and enjoying a successful career in magical law enforcement. yes, harry potter is back, sort of in a post on pottermore website. >> harry hasn't left me to the degree i thought he would. and i'm quite glad about that. >> reporter: rowling described as being hounded by tabloid press, writes this 1500 word update as if it was a newspaper report, written by, a gossip columnist, rita skeeter. perhaps injecting a little bit of nonfiction, she writes -- anyone closely connected with
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harry potter reaps the benefits and must pay the penalty of public interest. the penalty of public interest, rowling's pottermore website reportedly crashed. apparently too many people eager to read what this time may be harry's final chapter. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i have to say i am so glad she is back into it. i remember reading this book, i had a young niece about 14. and we would read them at the same time, share notes. one of the books that multiple generations could read. >> oh, there we are. >> nice! >> look, the two of us. >> my gosh, that is. that's exactly how my hair was when i was in my teens. >> when we were back in school. what is it, hogwarts and -- >> that's right. were you, were you in slitherin or gryffindor. >> gryffindor. don't you remember? don't you remember from back in the day? how could you forget our history? >> i think she was in slytherin. i don't know. all right. more "world news now" coming up. 4 >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" -- informing insomniacs for two decades. ews now" -- informing
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making news in america this morning, deadly storms. tens of millions of people in the way as severe weather rolls from the midwest to the northeast. a rising death toll right now. breaking overnight, details straight ahead. president obama meets today with one of his harshest critics when it comes to immigration. meanwhile, republicans in congress are lining up to slam the president's new plan to pay for the crisis. and caught on camera, a daring rescue on the california coast. a man goes into rough water to save a teenager. >> at that point i really realized how helpless i was and i was basically fighting for my life. >> a story of survival coming up. and brazil in mourning after their team's stunning defeat to germany. the host nation wakes up with a major world cup hangover.

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