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mosquitoes are spreading a viral infection called chikungun chikungunya. cases up in 38 states and exclusively in people who travel
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to the caribbean or central america where the outbreak began. >> true in new jersey which announced 25 new cases. here's abc's josh haskell. >> reporter: 25 new jersey residents who returned from traveling in the caribbean have reportedly brought back the m mosqui mosquito-carrying virus chikungunya. >> boy, is it painful. in african language it means bent over with pain. >> reporter: the virus is rarely fatal but can be debilitating. symptoms, high fever. headache, muscle, joint pain. the virus is not contagious person to person. local mosquitoes can sting a person who contracted it elsewhere, therefore, acquiring the disease and passing it along to people who have not traveled abroad. >> randomly sampling the county selecting mosquitoes and submitting those for testing. >> reporter: mosquitoes in new jersey don't appear to have contracted chikungunya at this point. with 25 cases the health department is setting traps using bait that smells like
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human sweat to attract the asian tiger mosquito who transmits chikungunya. >> the chance this will be a nationwide outbreak is very small to nonexistent, but little focal areas of infection and transmission, yes. >> reporter: florida has seen the most cases of the disease with 77. including the first two u.s. acquired cases earlier this month. now, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat the virus. the new jersey state health department is urging residents to eliminate standing water in their backyards, put screens on windows and doors, and wear insect repellant when outside. >> so, josh, it's great to have you here. how long does it take for symptoms to appear and who is most at risk? >> if infected it would take a person three to seven days. those most at risk are infants under a year old, those 65 or older, or people with chronic conditions such as diabetes. >> makes sense, some of the most susceptible in our population. abc's josh haskell. thank you so much for joining us
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snoop coming up -- watch out, tiger woods. there's a 3-year-old gunning for the title of golf prodigy. can he wield a club? head in our next half hour. do you get robocalls on your cell phone? do you know they're illegal? don't get mad -- get even. we'll tell you how coming of on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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little tiny years old. >> there you go. >> reporter: what's amazing, golf experts say, how often he connects and how shots like this one are no accident. >> oh! >> reporter: his mother nicole is a self-described golfer. driving her young prodigy to practice at least four times a week. before he could even walk, he was playing with plastic clubs. >> he would start hitting the ball around the house while he was crawling. >> reporter: they met a coach at the golf course who told them to get their son real ones. >> this one for chipping. >> he's the one who wants to constantly, mom, daddy, let's go to the golf course. >> reporter: it didn't take long for people to notice. >> look out, bubba watson, we have a 3-year-old golf prodigy. >> meet tiger woods and his father and earl woods. >> reporter: hard not to think of a prodigy seen on the "mike douglas show" age 2. >> pretty soon tiger will be getting baby james' autograph. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: we met him preparing for his first real
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tournament. [ indiscernible ] >> put it to the side? okay. >> awesome. >> reporter: where this 3-year-old took fourth against kids nearly twice his age. he's still learning his abcs but he's already mastered reading the greens. steve osunsami, abc news, louisiana. >> how is that possible that such a little kid can be so good? >> he is so good. he could teach me how to swing. he had a sweet swing. speaking of sweet, we have a lot of sweets here. >> national cheesecake day. >> national cheesecake day today. one of the earliest references to cheesecake comes from ancient greece, apparently served to olympic athletes. >> friends at brooklyn restaurant junior's have sent us over some in honor of the big day.
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they're offering special discounts at all their branches and online as well. pretty incredible. junior's, a half slice off cheesecake. people do segments you don't get to eat at home. half slice off junior's. >> strawberry. >> chicago's eli's, it's eli's, special discount. cheesecake factory, of course, cheesecake factory, half off today and tomorrow. >> the ingredient in cheesecake is cream cheese. tried baking these before. difficult to make at home. you have to bake them in a water bath so they don't crack. gets difficult. >> this is huge, isn't it? >> thank you. >> should we talk about calories in this? >> why are you going to ruin it for us? going to rain on our cheesecake parade. >> here we go. there is protein. cheese after all, people. >> cheese. >> awesome. >> is the good? >> fantastic. >> look at you with the chocolate. >> can't get the cheesecake out. >> hope you get cheesecake at home, everybody. this stuff is awesome.
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stay with us. coming up -- a little girl who could use cheesecake after her hysterics. fun story. good. my favorite holiday. ief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money,
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spots and residues. wow, what a difference! and now it is time for "the mix." there's a little girl, sadie, who was probably thinking what every parent in america thinks when their kids are growing up, had an emotional breakdown. take a look. >> i don't want him to grow up. >> you want him to stay little forever? >> yeah, he's so cute. >> he's so cute. >> look at that face. >> oh, baby. you don't want him to grow up. 875,000 people viewed this on youtube. what i love is the look on the little boy's face. who goes -- >> look at the spit-up. oh, so sweet. >> oh, maybe she needs to get
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herself a cabbage patch doll. >> i don't think it will be enough for her. >> he will grow up so quickly. cabbage patch doll. or ice cream cone. spanish physicist-turned chef, concocted ice cream, if you lick it, it will eventually change colors. i laugh because, first of all, who licks their ice cream and stops to look at it. obviously. this must be some chemical. the top, periwinkle blue treat that starts to turn darker purple i guess. >> uh-huh. >> go figure. novelty. >> do we know what is inside? >> mystery chemical. start on the left. when it starts. lick it on the right. >> healthy parents everywhere are ready to go buy this. shame we don't have it on set to try. >> with our cheesecake. well, in italy a group of grandmothers, older women, have proven that it doesn't matter how old you are to jump rope. take a look at this video. they are from rendoratta in
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italy. it's gotten 1,000 shares on facebook. look at them. look at them go. >> she's got moves. >> she certainly does have move. the seniors were at a school playground and they broke it down. look at that. they jump rope better than i would. proving that age doesn't matter when it comes to the jump rope. >> that's right. in a skirt, with heels. impressive. >> what we don't know is exactly what their age is. >> we do not. we do not. moving on -- here is a new novelty for you if you are a parent, looking to have a special party for your kids. how about renting some alligators to bring them over to your pool? >> are you serious? >> in oklahoma. a company that rescues exotic pets, it started to take out their alligators with the mouths taped shut and leashes there. lets you swim with the alligators. >> so humane. >> lot of things we can say about that. in terms of safety. humanity. >> parents have snake parties. alligator parties.
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this morning on "world news now" -- burning up. the challenging fire fight in the mountains of california as crews try to stop the flames from destroying a national treasure. water shoots from a broken pipe at ucla, threatening the campus with millions of gallons of water. the rescues and the costly damage. trouble on the tracks. two women caught in a life-or-death situation on the railway. the disturbing pictures, their last minute decision and the warning for everyone. and celebrity scuffle involving justin bieber and an a-list actor. how this high-profile dispute started. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, july 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm devin dwyer. >> good morning, i'm reena
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ninan. >> everybody talking about this little scuffle with the biebs in l.a. and orlando bloom. >> and orlando bloom. you just gave it all away. it was our big tease. >> more to come in pictures. stay tuned for that. >> right. to kick it off, ucla, the pictures, incredible of the water main break. crews are gaining ground on two of the largest fires start off in northern california. >> some residents living near yosemite national park have been allowed to return home now that the fire is 35% contained. abc's brandi hitt is on the fire line. >> reporter: it's not the vacation many travelers were expecting. >> it's closed? >> it is closed, yeah. >> reporter: frustrated families facing roadblocks, closed campsites and heavy smoke from a wildfire burning nearly five square miles since saturday. many expecting vacation memories of yosemite's world famous scenery and not a fire fight. >> now we can't take photos because of all of the smoke. >> reporter: these are the
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biggest weapons firefighters are using. >> just a quick update on conditions. >> reporter: helicopters loading water and targeting the danger zones. >> most of this fire is inaccessible. >> it would continue to grow unchecked if we didn't have the helicopter support. >> reporter: the nonstop air assault of 250 drops each day giving hot shot crews on the front lines time to get ahead of the flames. 100 miles to the north, east of sacramento, evacuations have been lifted after another wildfire destroyed 13 homes. this low-flying drone nearly causing more problems by getting in the way of fire-fighting aircraft. one of the most critical tools in this year's already busy fire season. while yosemite park is open, it's not easy getting to all main attractions. roadblocks are forcing travelers to take two-hour detours around the fire.
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brandi hitt, abc news, yosemite, california. crews in los angeles working around the clock to clean up a different kind of mess on the ucla campus. a 90-year-old water main line nearly three feet in diameter burst right under busy sunset boulevard. look at the pictures. it shot water in a geyser three stories high into the air. the burst line flooded the school's poly pavilion, home to ucla basketball team. that pavilion just got $133 million renovation. outside the water trapped drivers within minutes. >> when you have this amount of water, like a flash flood. you never know what's going to happen. >> it took crews more than four hours to shut off the water supply, but not before an estimated 10 million gallons of water were lost. by the way, it would take an average american home more than 68 years to go through that much water. and more than 400 passengers were stranded when a ferry in the puget sound lost power. it happened yesterday afternoon from seattle to bainbridge island, one of washington
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state's busiest routes. everyone remained relatively calm. the captain dropped anchor until tugboats arrived and towed the ferry to its destination. also in washington state, a dramatic rescue after a hiker tumbled down a steep embankment, the 25-year-old man hoisted to safety yesterday after landing under the state's highest bridge in the olympic national forest. rescuers had to rappel 42 stories down from the bridge to the river below. the hiker is being streeted for a leg injury. you're about to see a close call caught on camera. take a look. two women trapped on the tracks as a train bears down on them in indiana. abc's linsey davis has the pictures and warnings about the dangers of trespassing. >> reporter: watch as a 14,000-ton freight train bears down on two women running for their lives. this video released as a warning by the railroad to keep people off the tracks. in this instant, the engineer applies the emergency brake. he repeatedly sounds the horn as
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the 100-car coal train traveling 30 miles per hour on a narrow indiana bridge slows down but can't stop. the two women, helpless, try to run. finally this woman lies down on the tracks between the rails with the train just 30 feet away the second woman does the same. >> the engineer assumed he was calling into our dispatch office to let them know he had killed two people. thankfully they crawled from underneath. >> reporter: these women survived uninjured by being as flush with the tracks as possible. there are just ten inches of space between the train and the track. you can see from the video just how close the trains are. >> it can take a train, a freight train, over a mile to stop. >> reporter: from 2011 to this year, trespasser fatalities are up 36%. there have been 167 so far in 2014. compared with 128 deaths in all of last year. for these women it was just a close call. the only thing bearing down on them now is the law. both women will likely be prosecuted for criminal trespassing.
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linsey davis, abc news, new york. critics of the ncaa's proposed settlement of a head injury lawsuit says it doesn't go nearly far enough. that settlement creates a $70 million fund to pay for thousand of current and former athletes to undergo testing to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing college sports and mandates stronger rules for players returning to action after receiving head blows. those critics say the ncaa got off easy because the deal doesn't set aside any money to pay players who have suffered head trauma. a national laboratory in tennessee has abruptly canceled plans for a class in which employees would be offered tips on how to reduce their southern accents. the oakridge national laboratory called off the six-week class because some workers said they were offended complained to their superiors. the lab says it was offering the course in response to a request by employees. interesting controversy there.
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you know, some people are very self-conscious about their accents. and i don't know why. i think the southern accent is quite charming. >> i do too. you know, in india they have these outsourcing centers and they actually had classes that would help you lose your indian accent so you sounded more american when you were working as the american express hot line person, or i.t. person. >> in minnesota we take flak for our, oh, don't you knows. if you have seen "fargo," you >> oh, yes. >> people are self-conscience there as well. nothing wrong about owning where you are from. >> i think you should read news in your "fargo" accent. stay tuned for that. not today. >> a look at the nation's weather. sunny, dry, low humidity, east coast into the south. a band of showers will stretch through the ohio valley. and heavy rain will again blanket a wide swath of the country from texas into idaho with flash flooding. some areas getting up to 5 inches of rain. >> much of the nation will see below average temperatures for
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july except the southwest. where it will get up to 111 degrees in phoenix. hot stuff there. now to paris, though, and the home of the world famous louvre museum, home to the mona lisa and venus de mill low statue. is that how you say it? venus de milo statue. >> sounds good. add to that list, rats. having problems with the infestation at the louvre garden this summer. some being so bold as to venture out in broad daylight. >> museum officials say exterminators are working on the problem. they say food left behind by picnickers in the garden is one of the reasons the rats are being attracted. >> wow. you don't think people leaving food behind, eating on the louvre gardens? >> maybe a public art installation. they want -- >> looked up a stat. french officials says france has 8 million rats. >> really? >> population. only 2 million people live in paris. >> we have 16 million in new york city. >> sound crazy. >> i'm convinced. >> we have a lot here, that's
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right. coming up in "the skinny," lady gaga's singing partner and cast member from ""dancing with the stars"" calling it quits. say it ain't so. >> also ahead -- all the excitement for the "sharknado" sequel about to premiere. is this science fiction or -- what is it? you're watching "world news now." ♪ sharknado >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by pampers. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by pampers. your baby will feel like dancing. when they wake up dry in pampers. while ordinary diapers only have 2 layers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers. so they stay up to three times drier. for up to twelve hours of protection. and good mornings. wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers.
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she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me
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that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim! call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now.
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♪ hello hello ♪ hello hello ♪ how many times do i have to let you know ♪ ♪ to stop calling me >> well, one of the most annoying features of modern life, anybody with a cell phone knows this, those automated phone calls from telemarketers trying to sell us credit cards, security systems, bank loans. many of the robocalls are illegal. >> turns out if it is happening to you, you may be able to turn the tables and get robocall revenge. abc's matt gutman explains. >> reporter: the unwanted calls come in by the millions every day. >> anywhere from five to six per day. >> reporter: driving the waits of belleview, crazy. a debt collector's robocall, 204 bombarding 17-year-old heather waite's cell phone. >> they started calling two,
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three times a day. >> reporter: thing is heather had no debt. zero. she was in high school. >> i had to shut the phone off. >> reporter: 48% of cell phone owners receive at least some unwanted calls. a quarter of them say it happens several times a week. but most don't know that these calls to cell phones are illegal under federal law. and robocallers face a hefty penalty. they could owe you $500 to $1,500 for every unwanted call. the waites called this lawyer who made suing the collectors their specialty. >> hundreds of thousands going through this exact same thing and they just don't know their rights. >> reporter: some famous cases have reached $600,000. and there are thousands of these collection companies. we tracked down the one calling heather waite. gordon beck is the c.o.o. of diversified consultants, inc, already sued 100 times this year. >> although there is human error, we do our best, every
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single day to make sure things like that do not happen. >> reporter: human error due to volume. companies like diversified make 1 million automated calls per day to what they think are landlines. but some are actually cell phones. beck admits there are mistakes. but says it is sometimes hard to tell land lines from cell phones. >> it is not intentional. >> reporter: what if you are called three times a day? >> if i was called three times a day and i didn't want it, i would pick up the phone and say, please stop calling me. >> reporter: the waites did that but the calls kept coming. each phone call is worth $500 at least. how does that feel? >> well, we are both excited. >> reporter: it was now their turn to collect from the collection agencies. matt gutman, abc news, belleview, florida. >> go to donotcall.gov, put your numbers in there. they also have information how you can follow up on claims matt talked about. but such a touchy issue for so many people right now. >> tempted to call matt gutman, right now and prank call him at 2:00 a.m. and pretend i am a robocall. see what he does. >> will he try to get $500 off you?
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>> i wonder what he would do. we do these stories. i might do that next hour. >> all right. when we come back, justin bieber and orlando bloom in a heated argument at a celebrity hot spot. were fists really flying? >> maybe. we have all the details next in
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so skinny ♪ >> time now for "the skinny" r starting with a story getting a lot of attention online right now. justin bieber in the center of a another scuffle. >> biebs partying on ibiza the spanish isle, and running into orlando bloom. take a look here. running into orlando bloom. tmz got the video. orlando in the white shirt. bieber on left goes in. >> go ahead. >> according to tmz, an eyewitness said that bloom went up to the biebs and threw a punch. which biebs actually ducked and sent him fleeing. when he left, the crowd applauded. >> bieber and bloom on the outs. for some time. they have both seen in public with the other's ex. miranda kerr and selena gomez. and two musical icons have announced their new album will be dropped in september. >> this looks really good. lady gaga and tony bennett teaming up for jazz album "cheek to cheek" and unveiled the video for their take on cole porter's "anything goes" the first single from the album. take a listen -- ♪ anything goes ♪ the world has gone mad today ♪ bad today
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♪ and most guys today the women cries today ♪ ♪ just silly gigalos >> the pair has also taped a "cheek to cheek" concert special which will air on pbs. >> i love that. i would download that right now if it was on itunes. >> that is great. >> familiar face missing in the upcoming season of "dancing with the stars." >> pro dancer, maksim chmerkovskiy, is quitting the show after season 16 before returning for season 18 to win the mirror ball trophy with olympic ice dancer, meryl davis. he told the ladies of "the view" he is now planning to leave the ballroom for good. >> it's not big enough. i'm done dancing. so i just want to make sure -- >> no! >> done dancing, period? >> no. "dancing with the stars." >> what? >> it's time. >> yeah, you want to leave. >> this is why i never wanted to make it this public because this is what i get. >> maks said when he came back
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he didn't feel like the show was the same. the 34-year-old said he is ready to find love, start a family. but he refused to confirm rumors he is dating jennifer lopez. >> maybe they're going to get married and have kids and he needs time for that. that's why he is not dancing anymore. >> we'll see. >> i'm very interested. curious minds. up next -- lebron james giving his all to his fans in the far east. and we really mean giving it his all. >> this is quite something. check out king james here at an event a couple days ago in taipei. he had already given away his t-shirt, so he autographed his shoes and then he threw them into the crowd. >> it got really crazy when james dropped his shorts, autographed them as well, and then tossed them into the crowd. and if he's doing stuff like this overseas, can you only imagine what he'll do when he's actually greeted by fans at a big event next friday. big, huge blowout expected next friday. >> it's superstar mania overseas, taipei, china.
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that movie was so successful, they've made a sequel. "sharknado 2." same thing happens. this time in new york. >> this is the big apple! something bites us, we bite back. >> we realize here is a formula. it worked on the first one. so you don't want to mess with that one. >> reporter: tara reid is back for more. >> this film is amazing. >> reporter: better than the first? >> in my opinion, yes. >> it is happening again. >> reporter: ian ziering is back with the famous plot. >> sharks are scary. no one wants to be eaten. but i have been eaten. >> reporter: chain saw is back? >> you have to bring the chain saw back. what he does with it will be the fun part. >> let's go kill some sharks! >> it's happening again. >> they have shark storms here? >> yes! >> reporter: it doesn't really make sense. >> it doesn't. but that's "sharknado." there's no rules in "sharknado."
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>> reporter: the first movie so, so bad, it is good. generated 5,000 tweets a minute. >> social media is almost the reason for existence of a movie like this. >> reporter: judith friedlander from "30 rock" falsely took credit on twitter for directing it, so he is one of the cameos in the sequel. "sharknado 3" is in the pipeline. >> let the fireworks begin! i'm nick watt for "nightline," los angeles. >> holy shark indeed. that looks good. >> did you see it? >> i did. i saw the first one. the sequel here will debut tonight on sci-fi channel. in theaters in august. i'm ready to watch this thing. i'm ready for a little lighthearted fun this summer. >> incredible. took off on facebook and twitter. i tell you, that internet thing is not going away. >> that's for sure. stay with us. don't miss our updates. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm reena n. good morning, i'm reena ninan. >> i'm devin dwyer. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." tanks went through a u.n. school in gaza, killing hundreds. more details coming up. the man accused of kidnapping new hampshire teenager abigail hernandez is being held on $1 million bond. they faced each other in court yesterday. abigail returned home last week. she wasmying for nine months. officials hope the shocking video of a close call involving two women and a train will remind people about the dangers of walking on the tracks. volkswagen has taken over the number two spot in global sales, knocking scandal-plagued gm to the third spot.
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toyota is still the world leader. those are some of our top stories on this hump day, wednesday, july 30th. good morning to you. >> i can never get in this chair. awkward. >> it's wednesday. halfway through the week. thank you for joining us. we have a lot of news to get to. we'll begin this half hour with more breaking news, more devastation in gaza after another u.n. school comes under attack. >> a u.n. official says sa people were killed and 100 wounded when israeli tank shells ripped through the school packed with palestinians, trying to get away from the fighting. >> this latest strike follows the bloodiest day since the start of the war. 128 palestinians killed as israel bears down on hamas. more from abc's david wright. >> reporter: new video showing what hamas says are fighters rising up out of tunnels to
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mount a brazen attack on an israeli outpost. their face is blacked out as they engage in a fire fight, killing five soldiers. the group's shadowy military leader pledging no cease-fire until israel lifts its blockade of gaza. this after the heaviest night of bombardment so far. israel backing up its threat to destroy hamas. flares lit up many of the targets. one of them the port right outside our windows. the blasts so powerful, our whole building shook like an earthquake. more than five hours of sustained shelling. the tv station had a time-lapse camera. from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m., a whole neighborhood reduced to rubble. we cautiously ventured out. this is gaza's only power
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station, burning hours later. they expect it will be out of commission for at least a year. we went to the home of the former hamas prime minister. this is his house? not anymore. flattened. the neighbor across the street told me israel fired three warning shots. your whole family was able to get out? yes, all safe. renewed shelling, two sides very much at war. neither backing down. david wright, abc news, gaza. a significant security breach. the body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an air force cargo jet that landed in germany. the boy's body was found sunday night. officials say he may aclimbed aboard when the jet made a stop in mali. president obama is ratcheting up u.s. sanctions in russ russia, targeting russia's
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energy, weapons and finance industries, including big banks. with more, here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: another round of sanctions on russia, this time aimed at russia's energy, arms and finance sectors. >> it did not have to come to this. it does not have to be this way. this is a choice that russia and president putin in particular has made. >> reporter: the new penalties came hours after the european union imposed its own, a one-two punch president obama says will have an impact. some met to have russia stop backing rebels, blamed for bringing down malaysia airlines flight 17. president obama says they are playing a direct role in conflict by supplying separatists with military and other equipment. tensions between the white house and the kremlin. the president was asked a simple question --
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>> is this a new cold war, sir? >> no, it's not a new cold war. what it is a very specific issue related to russia's unwillingness to recognize that ukraine can chart its own path. >> reporter: ukraine president declared a unilateral cease-fire around the flight 17 crash site. each time they turned back because of the increasing violence between ukrainian troops and pro-russia rebels. this isn't the first cease-fire declared by the ukrainian government. until now, its own forces have ignored calls to put down their weapons. and the back and forth violence continued. karen travers, abc news, washington. the book is now closed on a dark chapter in our nation's history. the last surviving member of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima has died at a retirement home in georgia. he was 24 years old when he served as a navigator on the qenola gay," the b-29 that
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dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. theodore van kirk was 93 years old. a scare at a phoenix airport overnight after a smooth landing. a sky west airlines jet from albuquerque touched down safely but as it was taxiing, an indicator light in the cockpit showed smoke on board. more than 60 passengers were evacuated to the tarmac. they exited through the main cabin door, walked down the steps before taking a bus back to the gate. here's a tough day that only seemed to get worse. that kid, you see him there, leaning on his mustang while a texas cop wrote him a speeding ticket. look at that, a pickup truck side swipes his car. the pickup driver drifted on the road apparently after being distracted by a spilled soda. he was cited for several violations, too. >> guess he didn't get out of the ticket there. crews getting an upper hand against the fire in yosemite national park. firefighters have been helped by
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helicopters which dumped water on the danger zone. evacuation orders have been lifted. about half for nearby residents. crews in los angeles are working around the clock to clean up a different kind of mess. on the ucla campus. a 90-year-old water main burst under ucla campus, flooding streets and buildings, even polypavilion arena with several inches of water. it took crews more than four hours to shut off the water supply, but not before an estimated 10 million gallons of water were lost. >> gosh, it just hurts to see those pictures knowing what a drought they're going through in california. the amount of water, 10 million gallons of water, that's what it would take an average american home more than 68 years to consume. just incredible. >> one of the biggest casualties in all this is what you're seeing right now on your screen. the sports complex they built,
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almost $140 million they spent to renovate the entire thing and then, obviously, completely damaged by the flooding. to another story with water -- involving water in california. beachgoers now in northern california stumbling on a very bizarre sight. thousands of jellyfish-like creatures washed ashore this week. unlike jellyfish, they don't sting. they live on the surface of the water, using transparent fins on the back to propel them forward. there they are. >> it's the scientific name, and this is an animal related to the jellyfish. it's actually what we would call a hydrozoan. >> scientists say shifts in wind can cause the sea creatures to occasionally wash up on beaches. at least they're not painful. a look at the nation's weather. heavy rain will blanket a wide swath of the country from texas into idaho. flash flooding in some areas. getting up to five inches of rain. a band of showers will also stretch from the ohio valley.
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most everywhere else should be sunny and dry. most of the nation will see below average temperatures today. mostly 70s and 80s except in the southwest. where it will get up to 111 degrees in phoenix. and some sports notes now, starting with serena william, speaking out for the first time since her bizarre exit from wimbledon. williams tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose her balance during the doubles match with her sister, venus. she said she would never compete in a similar condition again now that she knows how sick she was at that point. she's better now and playing in the tournament in california. we're glad she's back. also from california, word that broadcasting legend vin scully is staying in the booth for at least one more season with the l.a. dodgers. the announcement was made last night during the game, prompting a standing ovation. next year will be his 66th season with the team. president obama made a surprise stop last night at a
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famous kansas city rib joint. mr. obama sauntered up to the koirnt at arthur brant's barbecue and ordered a half slab of ribs, a side of fries and beans, a bottle of water and bud light. the president then sat down with four americans who have written him letters about their personal stories of working hard to get ahead. you know michelle obama would not -- >> you would not want to cross her, that's right. >> those ribs look good. don't blame him for going in there. kansas city, great barbecue. the main character is a popular youtube star. >> that's him. his primary source of income is driven by ads from his youtube channel. his newest is a stretch from the usual fare of sex jokes and parodies. >> we see timothy give his parents a check, there it is, to pay for their california home. the reaction can be described, gosh, they are stunned when they
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open it up. the check covered $210,000 for a loan and $130,000 for the bank. $340,000. good for them. the headline in this story is you can make six figures being a youtube star? >> what are we doing? what are we doing here? >> i know. we have to get some "world news now" videos going and make real cash. from that sweet and funny guy to a hilarious gal coming up. get ready from one of our favorite people we love. >> absolute favorite guest here on "world news now." she's back -- >> aunt barbara. >> she's showing us her new tupperware products and we'll test it out when we come back. strict new warnings to sunbathers. one of the top health experts gives us the facts before going to the beach. you're watching "world news now." ♪ i'm going to soak up the sun >> reporter: "world news now"
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♪ i'm gonna soak up the sun i'm going to tell everyone ♪ next, a medical alert from the nation's top doctor. the surgeon general is warning skin cancer is an epidemic but preventible. >> he said there are steps we can take especially in the middle of the summer. abc's chief medical dr. richard besser explains. >> reporter: this is what the surgeon general's call to action is trying to combat. skin, sun, and a deadly problem. >> over the last 35 years we've had the tripling of the cases of melanoma in this country.
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>> reporter: in previous generations it was the surgeon general leading the charge against smoking. the surgeon general's message avoid all forms of tanning. that's because skin cancer is the single most common cancer in america. 5 million treated a year. in its deadliest form, melanoma is the only common cancer in america that's on the rise. america's surgeon general is also a dermatologist. >> there's no such thing at a good tan. tan skin is damaged skin. a sign of excessive ultraviolet exposure. >> reporter: look at the sun damage revealed in these uv-filtered photos of skin that looks perfectly healthy. all the spots permanent alterations in the lowest layers of skin. for children the sun is especially dangerous. we now know one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles the chance of melanoma later in life. listen to the surgeon general, reduce indoor tanning. and you should be using one ounce of sunscreen every two hours. which means a family of four spending a day at the beach should use an entire 12-ounce
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container of lotion. the warning isn't just for the fair-skinned. >> we are finding more and more skin cancers in hispanic populations as well as african-american populations. the reality this is becoming a public health crisis for the whole population. >> reporter: i know the surgeon general well. it's clear he sees this as a major health problem. thousands of people dying and it's largely preventible. the bottom line, and i know a lot of people aren't going to like this, we need to give up on the tan. it's far too dangerous. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> good tips for the summer. i had no idea. i always forget to spray down my kids. but it is so important too. >> that's right. just the numbers -- when i go out, i sit under the shade all the time. i never, ever take my shirt off. ever. >> such handsome legs you have there. gorgeous. >> thank you. all right. coming -- our all-time favorite guest is here, aunt barbara, with a back to school special. >> what tupperware do you need to face a new school year? you're watching "world news now."
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it's still summertime but already the days are getting shorter. that means just one thing -- back to school is just around the corner. >> here helping to fill out your back to school shopping list a bumper crop of some of our favorite products from our favorite tupperware lady, queen of tupperware, aunt barbara. so good to see you. >> oh, it's good to see you. oh, thank you. look at that. i went to the beauty parlor. look what they came up with. >> i might rock this for tomorrow's show. >> oh, wonderful, dear. >> kick us off. >> let's start out. we're back to school. everyone thinks of the little children. we have all the little children's lunch sets here. which we love the disney. we have the mickey and the minnie lunch sets. we have the spider-man and the disney fairy princesses, which
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are fantastic for the little children. >> popular right now. >> very popular. disney is exploding everywhere. >> this is a sandwich container? >> so cute. you can put a sandwich. aren't those adorable. little snack cups for the kids. tumbler of course. >> great. >> fantastic. but we can't forget about the teenagers and young adults. what we have here is our sassy lunch set. >> super fancy. look at that. >> doesn't that look like a sassy designer handbag? >> opens up. you can -- >> insulated. you can put everything inside. these containers can go in the microwave sandwich container. water bottle. you are ready to go. >> great. that's perfect. >> so fancy. isn't it adorable? >> fantastic. this is the same deal. just different color. >> same deal. this is for the gentleman. isn't that adorable? for women as well. i'm not here to judge. young men, look at that, our urban lunch set for the young men. same thing, comes with a container that goes into the
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microwave, nice water bottle, snack container, all insulated. >> cute. great. gone are the days of plastic metal boxes. >> no more of that. a great way too to teach the children about sustainable containers. so often as parents, well, not me, but so often, you parents send your children off to school with disposable containers. and they're throwing them away. this is something that, with tupperware, you keep it for years to come. >> keeps things cold. >> that will keep it cold. absolutely. and then, of course, we have all of our traditional containers such as our sandwich keepers, which are fantastic. again, stop throwing away disposable baggies. then we have our little midgets, i like those. because those are great for the children. you can put some m&ms in there, crackers. mother can put a shot of vodka in there, kids go to school -- >> do you speak from experience?
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>> little jello shots. good-bye, kids. they're fabulous. and then of course, traditional lunch things perfect for anyone. young and old. this container here is fantastic. this is called the hot food to go. you put the hot food in there. utensils are up here. you press the button. it goes into the microwave. it vents. it is fantastic. then we have our tossed salad to go. >> so high tech. >> yes. >> far cry from the tupperware of the '80s. >> tupperware doesn't mess around anymore. it's all contained. this is the salad to go container. your dressing goes in there. you have your fork and knife here. and who doesn't like as to toss salad. >> walk us down to this section. >> this is wonderful for kids going away to college. kids go away, you're worried they're going to eat healthy. we have here a microwave pasta maker. microwave breakfast maker, make omelets in a minute. and microwave rice maker. college kids eating healthy. >> thank you so much. don't go anywhere. we have a special surprise coming up right after the break. stay with us. you're watching "world news now."
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tide, downy, and bounce. official products of the national sleep foundation. hear that whisper tupperware's airtight promise to keep foods flavor fresh. >> that's a vintage tupperware ad, back from 1967. i still think i have some of those bowls in my cupboard from my grandma. aunt barbara, new products for the party. tell us about them over here. >> absolutely. it lasts forever. what i really love if you are going to have a party is the tupperware corkscrew. i think it's fantastic. look at this. you put this right down on top of the bottle of wine, you poke in your screw and the cork rides up, what do i say, faster than your prom dress. that's great, too. while the children are at school, we have mother's little helper here. what i love for the mother. this here, tupperware rectangular cake taker. >> or cupcakes. >> or cupcakes on the other
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side. this is the cadillac of cake containers. cupcakes, sheet cake, or 46 jello shots and you're ready to go. fantastic. >> that is incredible. aunt barbara, lightning rod. questions we want to ask you. >> which country sells the most tupperware, do you know? >> hold on a minute. let's see. is it germany? >> bingo. >> oh! what do i win? >> wait, wait, we have got more. more. what year was the first tupperware party? >> 1948. >> well done. >> '48. well before your day, of course. well before your day. whose idea was it to sell tupperware at parties look you hold? >> that would be brownie wise. absolutely. >> and i hear there's a movie? >> there's a movie coming out. sandra bullock will be starring. that's what i hear. that's what the rumors say. >> a cameo? >> who knows? >> how frequently are tupperware parties held? >> tupperware parties are held everywhere in the world.
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we're sold in almost 100 countries and every 2 1/2 seconds a tupperware party begins. >> you were booked months in advance. >> months and months out. i'm hard to get. >> if you had to choose a piece of tupperware to give to the queen of england, which would you give her? >> she's got a tough job. she would probably want the corkscrew right here. could use that with all the scandals. >> kate middleton? >> the cake taker. absolutely. >> for the kids. >> that's fantastic. jello shots for her. >> prince george will love that. >> i'm sure. >> before we let you go, i've got to ask you, any tips for the tupperware cabinet in disarray with all the -- >> yes, call your local tupperware woman to come over, schedule an in-home demonstration, have her help straighten your products. when you host a tupperware party, you qualify for free and half off tupper pair. >> america's number one seller of tupperware. thank you for joining us. we have so much fun. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole
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this morning on "world news now" -- campus crisis. water gushing from pipes into the air. at ucla, rescues on the streets, pictures from the air and the damage on campus. >> i didn't know how bad it was. until i saw it for myself. >> the water wasted during the state's historic drought and today's costly clean-up. new clues in the case of a teenage girl who disappeared for nine months and suddenly returned home. what prosecutors are revealing about an alleged kidnapper. >> i heard that he is kind of creepy, not to really go by his house at night by myself. >> was the teen held captive in plain sight? and vicious virus spread by mosquitos. public health concerns spreading from one end of the country to the other.
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the nasty illness and aggressive attempts to stop it. it's wednesday, july 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning to you. i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm reena ninan. hump day. >> hump day, indeed. this mosquito story is fascinating. the peak of mosquito season. i'm from minnesota where it's the state bird >> mosquito is the state bird? >> well, unofficially. we have a lot. so wet in many parts of the country now they're breeding everywhere. we have a live report coming up. >> a lot of water -- people have standing water around that affects the situation. >> that's right. but we begin with details on the giant watery mess on the ucla campus. >> a 90-year-old water main line burst under busy sunset boulevard shooting a geyser of water three stories into the air. >> it took crews more than four hours to shut off the water supply, not before an estimated 10 million gallons of water were lost. abc's kirk hawkins has the
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latest. >> this shows how close the geyser is to the campus. >> reporter: in this aerial video, you can see the massive water main break that shut down streets near the campus of ucla in l.a.'s westwood neighborhood tuesday afternoon. >> i didn't really know how bad it was until i see it here for myself. >> reporter: firefighters say three drivers were rescued from several cars that were stuck with water flowing as high as the windows. a bus, several cars and even students attempted to navigate the fast-moving water. >> i would never expect something like that to happen just right next to us. >> look at that. >> reporter: parts of the track & field stadium and poly pavilion, home to the basketball team, were taking on water. it was renovated for $133 million in 2012 but looked like a fountain with water cascading down its adjoining steps. >> when you have this amount of water, it's like a flash flood. you never know what's going to happen. >> reporter: with a helicopter in the air and swift water rescue team on the ground,
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firefighters searched for anyone stranded in parking structures flooded. officials say they have concerns the water main break may cause more problems for an aging infrastructure that is at least 100 years old. >> so many hundreds of miles of these kinds of water mains and pipes and so much of it old, there is only so much we can get done without bankrupting our residents. >> reporter: kirk hawkins, abc news, los angeles. >> in northern california there is progress in the battle against a wildfire near yosemite national park. the fire is now 34% contained. the park has remand open to visitors. but a giant grove of sequoia were threatened. crews helped by helicopters loaded with water which gets dumped on the danger zones. >> most of the fire is inaccessible. it would continuing to grow unchecked if we didn't have the helicopter support. >> the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but
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many residents believe it started when a tree branch came down on a power line and sparks the dry grass. breaking in the middle east -- palestinian officials say 13 people were killed overnight when tanks shelled a u.n. school in gaza where hundreds of palestinians were seeking shelter. follows the bloodiest day since the conflict erupted three weeks ago. 128 palestinians were killed yesterday. as israel took aim at key symbols of that months control. aside from explosions the territory was in darkness. 1.7 million people cut off from electricity and water after a strike on its only power plant. meanwhile, israel's iron dome intercepted a rocket yesterday that was aimed at tel aviv. israel believes hamas still has 5,000 rockets in its arsenal. enough to keep firing for weeks. israeli military released video showing soldiers destroying a hamas tunnel, part of an extensive underground network built to hide weapons and firing positions. president obama turned up the pressure on vladimir putin
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with tough sanctions. the sanctions go right at the life line of the russian economy, hitting the energy, banking and defense sectors. they're supposed to pressure putin into dropping support for the russian separatists in eastern ukraine. the russian separatists blamed for the shootdown of malaysian airlines flight 17. for another day, fighting in ukraine has prevented investigators from reaching the crash site in the rebel stronghold of donetsk. shells rain down on a neighborhood. at least two people were killed. >> the little girl hit by a plane as she walked on a florida beach with her dad has died. 9-year-old oceana arizani passed away two days after a plane crashed killing her father. her father was an army sergeant celebrating his wedding anniversary with his family. the pilot having engine trouble and issued an apology to the family through his pastor. he also said he didn't see any one on the beach. another emergency landing in florida yesterday. this time on miami beach. a pilot with three friend on
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board landed his cessna a couple feet from the water. this time, no one was hurt. and there was no visible damage to the plane. a florida mom fighting charges she was neglectful for letting her son walk to the park alone. nicole ganey arrested by the port st. lucia police after they saw her 7-year-old son at the park. the officer wrote the child was unsupervised in an area where many sex offenders live. the park, 10 to 15 minutes walk from ganey's home and her son had a cell phone. the case of the new hampshire teenager who returned home after disappearing nine months ago. abigail hernandez in court yesterday as a man charged with kidnapping her was arraigned. abc's ryan smith was there. >> reporter: for the first time since coming home to her family, abigail hernandez faced the man prosecutors say kidnapped and held her against her will for nine long months. at his arraignment, nathaniel kibby held on $1 million bail, appeared cuffed and shackled, facing felony kidnapping charges
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that could bring seven years in prison. authorities revealing few details about abigail's return, but vowing to press forward with the investigation. >> if there is additional evidence that other crimes will be committed, those charges will be brought. >> reporter: abby disappeared walking home from school in october. when she returned home to her family last week, police released this sketch, kirby was arrested monday. police searching his residence including this mysterious metal storage container 30-some miles away from abby's home. nathaniel kibby's residence a active crime scene, police trying to figure out if hernandez was there all the along leaving neighbors rattled. >> what did you hear? >> i heard he is kind of creepy. not to really go by his house at night by myself. >> reporter: who told you that? >> my parents. >> reporter: friends of the hernandez family happy her alleged captor is behind bars. >> i think the biggest thing is just a sense of relief. >> reporter: abby hernandez is
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back home with her family by her side. ryan smith, abc news, conway, new hampshire. some headlines this morning out of the notoriously tough insurance industry crash test. only one out of a dozen cars earned a good rating. researchers say its safety belts and air bags worked well to keep passengers safe. electric powered chevy volt earned an acceptable rating. it's battery/electric powered rival, nissan leaf, got a poor rating. great news for just about anybody who has been concerned about running on a battery power for your cell phone. researchers at stanford say they discovered the holy grail of batteries. their invention a pure lithium battery they say could last four times longer than current batteries. that could mean more power for everything from your smartphones to electric cars. let's get that thing produced.
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>> that could be a big development. i would like to take the opportunity to explain the science behind the battery, unfortunately i dropped out of chemistry when i was in high school. i can't explain it to you guys. >> it is very complicated. they say lithium technology could extend the life four times, could let us leave the chargers at home and those extra battery packs. and maybe help in a power outage. >> you know how i feel about technology. we should go back to the old phones. >> the two phone cell phone. >> life was less complicated back then. >> required a big battery. >> it did actually. moving on to a new menu offering from a burger place in philadelphia that is known for its, i guess you could call it, unique delicacies. >> this makes my stomach hurt looking at it. check it out. look pretty delicious maybe. doughnut cheese steak burger available at pyt in city of brotherly love. >> politic, grilled, glazed doughnut, beef patty, philly style chopped steak, cheddar cheese with cheese whiz. yeah. cheese whiz on top. the place's owner says it all works together really, really
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well. we will take his advice for that. i would not try that. looks disgusting. >> don't think i could do that. too much going on there. >> excuse me. i am having a heart attack just watching. [ burping ] >> thank you, guys. big burp. the same restaurant, hot pocket burger. deep fried philly cheesesteak hot pockets, put a burger between it. known for the taco bun burger. taco, bun, burger between it. sound more appealing to me. man, burger, cheese steak. bit much. >> i'm having heart palpitations. >> afraid thinking about it. >> from big sandwiches to big dessert. national cheesecake day. a treat for you. an offer where you can eat the cheesecake yourself. >> lots of calorie here today. also ahead, a 3-year-old playing with golf clubs before he could walk. see why his game is better than kids twice his age. you are watching "world news now." ♪ let's hear it for the boy
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mosquitoes are spreading a viral infection called chikungunya. case for chikungunya have been up in 38 states, but almost exclusively to people who travel to the caribbean or central
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america where the outbreak began. >> true in new jersey which announced 25 new cases. here's abc's josh haskell. >> reporter: 25 new jersey residents who returned from traveling in the caribbean have reportedly brought back the mosquito-carrying virus chikungunya. >> boy, is it painful. in african language it means bent over with pain. >> reporter: the virus is rarely fatal but can be debilitating. symptoms, high fever. headache, muscle, joint pain. the virus is not contagious person to person. local mosquitoes can sting a person who contracted it elsewhere, therefore, acquiring the disease and passing it along to people who have not traveled abroad. >> randomly sampling the county selecting mosquitoes and submitting those for testing. >> reporter: mosquitoes in new jersey don't appear to have contracted chikungunya at this point. with 25 cases the health department is setting traps using bait that smells like human sweat to attract the asian tiger mosquito who transmits
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chikungunya. >> the chance this will be a nationwide outbreak is very small to nonexistent, but little focal areas of infection and transmission, yes. >> reporter: florida has seen the most cases of the disease with 77. including the first two u.s. acquired cases earlier this month. now, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat the virus. the new jersey state health department is urging residents to eliminate standing water in their backyards, put screens on windows and doors, and wear insect repellant when outside. >> so, josh, it's great to have you here. how long does it take for symptoms to appear and who is most at risk? >> if infected it would take a person three to seven days. those most at risk are infants under a year old, those 65 or older, or people with chronic conditions such as diabetes. >> makes sense, some of the most susceptible in our population. abc's josh haskell. thank you so much for joining us
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snoop coming up -- watch out, tiger woods. there's a 3-year-old gunning for the title of golf prodigy. can he wield a club? head in our next half hour. do you get robocalls on your cell phone? do you know they're illegal? don't get mad -- get even. we'll tell you how coming of on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ let's hear it for the boys let's give the boy a hand ♪ well, there's a new american golfer burning the links and we do mean new. he's just 3 years old. that's why this is our "favorite story of the day." >> baby james, as he's called, could play before he could walk or talk. and our steve osunsami caddied for him. >> reporter: he's the pride of southern louisiana. they call him baby james, just 3
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little tiny years old. >> there you go. >> reporter: what's amazing, golf experts say, how often he connects and how shots like this one are no accident. >> oh! >> reporter: his mother nicole is a self-described golfer. driving her young prodigy to practice at least four times a week. before he could even walk, he was playing with plastic clubs. >> he would start hitting the ball around the house while he was crawling. >> reporter: they met a coach at the golf course who told them to get their son real ones. >> this one for chipping. >> he's the one who wants to constantly, mom, daddy, let's go to the golf course. >> reporter: it didn't take long for people to notice. >> look out, bubba watson, we have a 3-year-old golf prodigy. >> meet tiger woods and his father and earl woods. >> reporter: hard not to think of a prodigy seen on the "mike douglas show" age 2. >> pretty soon tiger will be getting baby james' autograph. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: we met him
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preparing for his first real tournament. [ indiscernible ] >> put it to the side? okay. >> awesome. >> reporter: where this 3-year-old took fourth against kids nearly twice his age. he's still learning his abcs but he's already mastered reading the greens. steve osunsami, abc news, louisiana. >> how is that possible that such a little kid can be so good? >> he is so good. he could teach me how to swing. he had a sweet swing. speaking of sweet, we have a lot of sweets here. >> national cheesecake day. >> national cheesecake day today. one of the earliest references to cheesecake comes from ancient greece, apparently served to olympic athletes. >> friends at brooklyn restaurant junior's have sent us over some in honor of the big day.
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they're offering special discounts at all their branches and online as well. pretty incredible. junior's, a half slice off cheesecake. people do segments you don't get to eat at home. half slice off junior's. >> strawberry. >> chicago's eli's, it's eli's, special discount. cheesecake factory, of course, cheesecake factory, half off today and tomorrow. >> the ingredient in cheesecake is cream cheese. tried baking these before. difficult to make at home. you have to bake them in a water bath so they don't crack. gets difficult. >> this is huge, isn't it? >> thank you. >> should we talk about calories in this? >> why are you going to ruin it for us? going to rain on our cheesecake parade. >> here we go. there is protein. cheese after all, people. >> cheese. >> awesome. >> is the good? >> fantastic. >> look at you with the chocolate. >> can't get the cheesecake out. >> hope you get cheesecake at home, everybody. this stuff is awesome.
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stay with us. coming up -- a little girl who could use cheesecake after her hysterics. fun story. good. my favorite holiday. ief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money,
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spots and residues. wow, what a difference! and now it is time for "the mix." there's a little girl, sadie, who was probably thinking what every parent in america thinks when their kids are growing up, had an emotional breakdown. take a look. >> i don't want him to grow up. >> you want him to stay little forever? >> yeah, he's so cute. >> he's so cute. >> look at that face. >> oh, baby. you don't want him to grow up. 875,000 people viewed this on youtube. what i love is the look on the little boy's face. who goes -- >> look at the spit-up. oh, so sweet. >> oh, maybe she needs to get
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herself a cabbage patch doll. >> i don't think it will be enough for her. >> he will grow up so quickly. cabbage patch doll. or ice cream cone. spanish physicist-turned chef, concocted ice cream, if you lick it, it will eventually change colors. i laugh because, first of all, who licks their ice cream and stops to look at it. obviously. this must be some chemical. the top, periwinkle blue treat that starts to turn darker purple i guess. >> uh-huh. >> go figure. novelty. >> do we know what is inside? >> mystery chemical. start on the left. when it starts. lick it on the right. >> healthy parents everywhere are ready to go buy this. shame we don't have it on set to try. >> with our cheesecake. well, in italy a group of grandmothers, older women, have proven that it doesn't matter how old you are to jump rope. take a look at this video. they are from rendoratta in
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italy. it's gotten 1,000 shares on facebook. look at them. look at them go. >> she's got moves. >> she certainly does have move. the seniors were at a school playground and they broke it down. look at that. they jump rope better than i would. proving that age doesn't matter when it comes to the jump rope. >> that's right. in a skirt, with heels. impressive. >> what we don't know is exactly what their age is. >> we do not. we do not. moving on -- here is a new novelty for you if you are a parent, looking to have a special party for your kids. how about renting some alligators to bring them over to your pool? >> are you serious? >> in oklahoma. a company that rescues exotic pets, it started to take out their alligators with the mouths taped shut and leashes there. lets you swim with the alligators. >> so humane. >> lot of things we can say about that. in terms of safety. humanity. >> parents have snake parties.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- burning up. the challenging fire fight in the mountains of california as crewses try to stop flames from destroying a national treasure. the progress overnight. water shoots from a broken pipe at ucla, threatening the campus with millions of gallons of water. the rescues and the costly damage. trouble on the tracks. two women caught in a life-or-death situation on the railway. the disturbing pictures, their last minute decision and the warning for everyone. and celebrity scuffle involving justin bieber and an a-list actor. how this high-profile dispute started. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, july 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm devin dwyer. >> good morning, i'm reena
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ninan. >> everybody talking about this little scuffle with the biebs in l.a. and orlando bloom. >> and orlando bloom. you just gave it all away. it was our big tease. >> more to come in pictures. stay tuned for that. >> right. to kick it off, ucla, the pictures, incredible of the water main break. crews are gaining ground on two of the largest fires start off in northern california. >> some residents living near yosemite national park have been allowed to return home now that the fire is 35% contained. abc's brandi hitt is on the fire line. >> reporter: it's not the vacation many travelers were expecting. >> it's closed? >> it is closed, yeah. >> reporter: frustrated families facing roadblocks, closed campsites and heavy smoke from a wildfire burning nearly five square miles since saturday. many expecting vacation memories of yosemite's world famous scenery and not a fire fight. >> now we can't take photos because of all of the smoke.
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>> reporter: these are the biggest weapons firefighters are using. >> just a quick update on conditions. >> reporter: helicopters loading water and targeting the danger zones. >> most of this fire is inaccessible. >> it would continue to grow unchecked if we didn't have the helicopter support. >> reporter: the nonstop air assault of 250 drops each day giving hot shot crews on the front lines time to get ahead of the flames. 100 miles to the north, east of sacramento, evacuations have been lifted after another wildfire destroyed 13 homes. this low-flying drone nearly causing more problems by getting in the way of fire-fighting aircraft. one of the most critical tools in this year's already busy fire season. while yosemite park is open, it's not easy getting to all main attractions. roadblocks are forcing travelers to take two-hour detours around the fire. brandi hitt, abc news, yosemite, california. crews in los angeles working around the clock to clean up a different kind of mess on the ucla campus.
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a 90-year-old water main line nearly three feet in diameter burst right under busy sunset boulevard. look at the pictures. it shot water in a geyser three stories high into the air. the burst line flooded the school's poly pavilion, home to ucla basketball team. that pavilion just got $133 million renovation. outside the water trapped drivers within minutes. >> when you have this amount of water, like a flash flood. you never know what's going to happen. >> it took crews more than four hours to shut off the water supply, but not before an estimated 10 million gallons of water were lost. by the way, it would take an average american home more than 68 years to go through that much water. and more than 400 passengers were stranded when a ferry in the puget sound lost power. it happened yesterday afternoon from seattle to bainbridge island, one of washington state's busiest routes. everyone remained relatively calm.
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the captain dropped anchor until tugboats arrived and towed the ferry to its destination. also in washington state, a dramatic rescue after a hiker tumbled down a steep embankment, the 25-year-old man hoisted to safety yesterday after landing under the state's highest bridge in the olympic national forest. rescuers had to rappel 42 stories down from the bridge to the river below. the hiker is being streeted for a leg injury. you're about to see a close call caught on camera. take a look. two women trapped on the tracks as a train bears down on them in indiana. abc's linsey davis has the pictures and warnings about the dangers of trespassing. >> reporter: watch as a 14,000-ton freight train bears down on two women running for their lives. this video released as a warning by the railroad to keep people off the tracks. in this instant, the engineer applies the emergency brake. he repeatedly sounds the horn as the 100-car coal train traveling
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30 miles per hour on a narrow indiana bridge slows down but can't stop. the two women, helpless, try to run. finally this woman lies down on the tracks between the rails with the train just 30 feet away the second woman does the same. >> the engineer assumed he was calling into our dispatch office to let them know he had killed two people. thankfully they crawled from underneath. >> reporter: these women survived uninjured by being as flush with the tracks as possible. there are just ten inches of space between the train and the track. you can see from the video just how close the trains are. >> it can take a train, a freight train, over a mile to stop. >> reporter: from 2011 to this year, trespasser fatalities are up 36%. there have been 167 so far in 2014. compared with 128 deaths in all of last year. for these women it was just a close call. the only thing bearing down on them now is the law. both women will likely be prosecuted for criminal trespassing.
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linsey davis, abc news, new york. critics of the ncaa's proposed settlement of a head injury lawsuit says it doesn't go nearly far enough. that settlement creates a $70 million fund to pay for thousand of current and former athletes to undergo testing to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing college sports and mandates stronger rules for players returning to action after receiving head blows. those critics say the ncaa got off easy because the deal doesn't set aside any money to pay players who have suffered head trauma. a national laboratory in tennessee has abruptly canceled plans for a class in which employees would be offered tips on how to reduce their southern accents. the oakridge national laboratory called off the six-week class because some workers said they were offended complained to their superiors. the lab says it was offering the course in response to a request by employees.
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interesting controversy there. you know, some people are very self-conscious about their accents. and i don't know why. i think the southern accent is quite charming. >> i do too. you know, in india they have these outsourcing centers and they actually had classes that would help you lose your indian accent so you sounded more american when you were working as the american express hot line person, or i.t. person. >> in minnesota we take flak for our, oh, don't you knows. if you have seen "fargo," you >> oh, yes. >> people are self-conscience there as well. nothing wrong about owning where you are from. >> i think you should read news in your "fargo" accent. stay tuned for that. not today. >> a look at the nation's weather. sunny, dry, low humidity, east coast into the south. a band of showers will stretch through the ohio valley. and heavy rain will again blanket a wide swath of the country from texas into idaho with flash flooding. some areas getting up to 5 inches of rain.
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>> much of the nation will see below average temperatures for july except the southwest. where it will get up to 111 degrees in phoenix. hot stuff there. now to paris, though, and the home of the world famous louvre museum, home to the mona lisa and venus de mill low statue. is that how you say it? venus de milo statue. >> sounds good. add to that list, rats. having problems with the infestation at the louvre garden this summer. some being so bold as to venture out in broad daylight. >> museum officials say exterminators are working on the problem. they say food left behind by picnickers in the garden is one of the reasons the rats are being attracted. >> wow. you don't think people leaving food behind, eating on the louvre gardens? >> maybe a public art installation. they want -- >> looked up a stat. french officials says france has 8 million rats. >> really? >> population. only 2 million people live in paris. >> we have 16 million in new york city. >> sound crazy. >> i'm convinced. >> we have a lot here, that's right.
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coming up in "the skinny," lady gaga's singing partner and cast member from ""dancing with the stars"" calling it quits. say it ain't so. >> also ahead -- all the excitement for the "sharknado" sequel about to premiere. is this science fiction or -- what is it? you're watching "world news now." ♪ go go go run away from the sharknado ♪ ♪ don't want to get eaten by sharknado ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by pampers. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by pampers. your baby will feel like dancing. when they wake up dry in pampers. while ordinary diapers only have 2 layers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers. so they stay up to three times drier. for up to twelve hours of protection. and good mornings. wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers.
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she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me
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♪ hello hello ♪ hello hello ♪ how many times do i have to let you know ♪ ♪ to stop calling me >> well, one of the most annoying features of modern life, anybody with a cell phone knows this, those automated phone calls from telemarketers trying to sell us credit cards, security systems, bank loans. many of the robocalls are illegal. >> turns out if it is happening to you, you may be able to turn the tables and get robocall revenge. abc's matt gutman explains. >> reporter: the unwanted calls come in by the millions every day. >> anywhere from five to six per day. >> reporter: driving the waits of belleview, crazy. a debt collector's robocall, 204 bombarding 17-year-old heather waite's cell phone.
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>> they started calling two, three times a day. >> reporter: thing is heather had no debt. zero. she was in high school. >> i had to shut the phone off. >> reporter: 48% of cell phone owners receive at least some unwanted calls. a quarter of them say it happens several times a week. but most don't know that these calls to cell phones are illegal under federal law. and robocallers face a hefty penalty. they could owe you $500 to $1,500 for every unwanted call. the waites called this lawyer who made suing the collectors their specialty. >> hundreds of thousands going through this exact same thing and they just don't know their rights. >> reporter: some famous cases have reached $600,000. and there are thousands of these collection companies. we tracked down the one calling heather waite. gordon beck is the c.o.o. of diversified consultants, inc, already sued 100 times this year. >> although there is human error, we do our best, every
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single day to make sure things like that do not happen. >> reporter: human error due to volume. companies like diversified make 1 million automated calls per day to what they think are landlines. but some are actually cell phones. beck admits there are mistakes. but says it is sometimes hard to tell land lines from cell phones. >> it is not intentional. >> reporter: what if you are called three times a day? >> if i was called three times a day and i didn't want it, i would pick up the phone and say, please stop calling me. >> reporter: the waites did that but the calls kept coming. each phone call is worth $500 at least. how does that feel? >> well, we are both excited. >> reporter: it was now their turn to collect from the collection agencies. matt gutman, abc news, belleview, florida. >> go to donotcall.gov, put your numbers in there. they also have information how you can follow up on claims matt talked about. but such a touchy issue for so many people right now. >> tempted to call matt gutman, right now and prank call him at 2:00 a.m. and pretend i am a robocall. see what he does. >> will he try to get $500 off you?
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>> i wonder what he would do. we do these stories. i might do that next hour. >> all right. when we come back, justin bieber and orlando bloom in a heated argument at a celebrity hot spot. were fists really flying? >> maybe. we have all the details next in "the
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so skinny ♪ >> time now for "the skinny" r starting with a story getting a lot of attention online right now. justin bieber in the center of a another scuffle. >> biebs partying on ibiza the spanish isle, and running into orlando bloom. take a look here. running into orlando bloom. tmz got the video. orlando in the white shirt. bieber on left goes in. >> go ahead. >> according to tmz, an eyewitness said that bloom went up to the biebs and threw a punch. which biebs actually ducked and sent him fleeing. when he left, the crowd applauded. >> bieber and bloom on the outs. for some time. they have both seen in public with the other's ex. miranda kerr and selena gomez. and two musical icons have announced their new album will be dropped in september. >> this looks really good. lady gaga and tony bennett teaming up for jazz album "cheek to cheek" and unveiled the video for their take on cole porter's "anything goes" the first single from the album. take a listen -- ♪ anything goes ♪ the world has gone mad today
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♪ bad today ♪ and most guys today the women cries today ♪ ♪ just silly gigalos >> the pair has also taped a "cheek to cheek" concert special which will air on pbs. >> i love that. i would download that right now if it was on itunes. >> that is great. >> familiar face missing in the upcoming season of "dancing with the stars." >> pro dancer, maksim chmerkovskiy, is quitting the show after season 16 before returning for season 18 to win the mirror ball trophy with olympic ice dancer, meryl davis. he told the ladies of "the view" he is now planning to leave the ballroom for good. >> it's not big enough. i'm done dancing. so i just want to make sure -- >> no! >> done dancing, period? >> no. "dancing with the stars." >> what? >> it's time. >> yeah, you want to leave. >> this is why i never wanted to make it this public because this is what i get.
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>> maks said when he came back he didn't feel like the show was the same. the 34-year-old said he is ready to find love, start a family. but he refused to confirm rumors he is dating jennifer lopez. >> maybe they're going to get married and have kids and he needs time for that. that's why he is not dancing anymore. >> we'll see. >> i'm very interested. curious minds. up next -- lebron james giving his all to his fans in the far east. and we really mean giving it his all. >> this is quite something. check out king james here at an event a couple days ago in taipei. he had already given away his t-shirt, so he autographed his shoes and then he threw them into the crowd. >> it got really crazy when james dropped his shorts, autographed them as well, and then tossed them into the crowd. and if he's doing stuff like this overseas, can you only imagine what he'll do when he's actually greeted by fans at a big event next friday. big, huge blowout expected next friday. >> it's superstar mania
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the outcome. that movie was so successful, they've made a sequel. "sharknado 2." same thing happens. this time in new york. >> this is the big apple! something bites us, we bite back. >> we realize here is a formula. it worked on the first one. so you don't want to mess with that one. >> reporter: tara reid is back for more. >> this film is amazing. >> reporter: better than the first? >> in my opinion, yes. >> it is happening again. >> reporter: ian ziering is back with the famous plot. >> sharks are scary. no one wants to be eaten. but i have been eaten. >> reporter: chain saw is back? >> you have to bring the chain saw back. what he does with it will be the fun part. >> let's go kill some sharks! >> it's happening again. >> they have shark storms here? >> yes! >> reporter: it doesn't really make sense. >> it doesn't. but that's "sharknado." there's no rules in "sharknado."
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>> reporter: the first movie so, so bad, it is good. generated 5,000 tweets a minute. >> social media is almost the reason for existence of a movie like this. >> reporter: judith friedlander from "30 rock" falsely took credit on twitter for directing it, so he is one of the cameos in the sequel. "sharknado 3" is in the pipeline. >> let the fireworks begin! i'm nick watt for "nightline," los angeles. >> holy shark indeed. that looks good. >> did you see it? >> i did. i saw the first one. the sequel here will debut tonight on sci-fi channel. in theaters in august. i'm ready to watch this thing. i'm ready for a little lighthearted fun this summer. >> incredible. took off on facebook and twitter. i tell you, that internet thing is not going away. >> that's for sure. stay with us. don't miss our updates. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, massive flooding. a water main break puts parts of ucla under water including the famed arena pauley pavilion. the incredible new images just coming in. developing right now, another violent night in the middle east with a school in gaza getting rocked. we're live with the very latest. run for cover. two women have a brush with death as they sprint to safety with a train hot on their trail. and sobbing sibling. this little girl going viral after a complete meltdown all because her brother is too cute. >> i don't want him to grow up.

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