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this morning on "world news now," a hotel housekeeper's tips leads to arrests in denver. >> dozens of rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition are seized near a stadium hosting the all-star game. new details coming in. >> protests breaking out against cuba and being supported by cuban-americans in the u.s. demonstrators are demanding change. they are forced to deal with food shortages and price hikes all as the country suffers from the coronavirus pandemic. plus, the terrifying moments when a carnival ride malfunctions and almost crashes backwards into a river. how quick-thinking bystanders managed to avert disaster. later, airheads, they're out of control but for real this time. how the chicken sandwich wars has taken a bizarre but colorful
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turn. it's monday, july 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." tell you what. these food trends are getting out of control. >> we will file that in the folder of nobody asked for this. no one. >> i like airheads, i like chicken sandwiches, you don't have to combine everything. >> and it's like chicken is not -- no one asked for it. >> i can't wait to get to that story. but first, we're going to start here. we begin this half hour with the discovery of a stockpile of weapons in a hotel near the site of major league baseball's all-star game tomorrow night. >> four people were arrested after a housekeeper spotted a rifle while cleaning a room. authorities seized 16 long guns, body armor and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from two rooms at the maven hotel. >> authorities praising an alert housekeeper whose tip led police to uncover a large arsenal of weapons at a hotel in denver on
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friday. just one block away from coors field which is set to host tuesday's all-star game. >> we all want to extend a very heart felt thank you to a very alert, very astute and properly trained staff member, and the set of employees at the maven hotel who saw something and said something. >> hotel security alerting authorities who arrested three men and a woman, in rooms on the fourth and eighth floors. >> these individuals were safely taken into custody without incident. >> at least a dozen long guns, body armor and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition were seized from a room that featured a balcony overlooking the downtown area. >> thank you to whoever reported what they saw because they could have circumvented a catastrophe. >> the hotel described the chaos. >> it looked like national guard members ran through the lobby consider. >> there was a whole group of
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policemen out front, crime scene units. >> investigators believe the suspects were involved with illegal drugs and gun sales. the fbi tells abc news quote we have no reason to believe this incident was connected to terrorism or a threat directed at the all-star game. >> we are committed to ensure that the rest of the all-star festivities are safe as well as the rest of our city, our community, is safe. >> one suspect, richard platte, appeared before a judge on sunday. his bond set at $50,000 cash. the other three suspects are expected in court on monday. in the four years since the deadly shooting in las vegas from a hotel room high above the strip, hotels have made numerous changes, including checking bags, having housekeepers visit rooms daily, even if the guests don't want service, and contacting authorities whenever anything suspicious is found. >> the suspects are being held and investigated for illegal possession of weapons and possession of
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controlled substances, three of the suspects reportedly have lengthy criminal histories in colorado. now to the growing unrest in cuba. thousands took to locations in what were cuba's largest demonstrations in nearly 30 years. they were demanding relief from food and medicine shortages, as their country deals with the coronavirus crisis. other u.s. cities gathered in support of the protests. they say cuba needs to change in order to address its current problems. >> covid-19's going bad, we don't have vaccines, we don't have supplies in the hospitals. people are dying. and right now, we just want to get back to our people man because we come from that struggle, we come from that part of the country. >> a biden administration official tweeted support for the demonstrations. cuba's president is blaming u.s. restrictions on exports, foreign funds and travel for its country's problems. major development in the crisis in haiti, a man is arrested accused of playing a central role in the assassination of the haitian president. christian emmanuel sanon
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allegedly used a u.s. security firm to hire colombian nationals under the guise that they be his security guards but the mission allegedly changed and he is plotting to become haiti's president himself. abc's marcus moore is port-au-prince. >> reporter: the fbi and department of homeland security are sending agents to haiti to help investigate the assassination of jovenel moise. authorities have arrested 20 people including two americans. according to the acting prime minister, 28 foreign mercenaries carried out the attack, 19 of them are from colombia. >> my only ultimate goal is to get justice to president moise. since wednesday's attack the city of port-au-prince has wrestled with returning to normal, but normal has long been deerate en like is o haveecomineasingly common. thcotrs econo a s shorta has been imidst of gas shortage and in scenes like
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this, people lining up for fuel because the opportunity to get gas is spontaneous this. father two of says you have to fight to find gas. helen john was on the way home from church when she saw the station was selling fuel so she stopped to fill up her two gas cans and she said she was hurt by the news of the assassination. >> this is only something you read about in the history books but now you are all living this. >> she said this is something she could have never imagined. >> we are told the u.s. teams on the ground right now assessing the interim government's requests have met with the prime minister and will brief president biden once they get back to the u.s. as the investigation into this brazen attack continues. marcus moore, abc news, port-au-prince. >> marcus, thank you. former president trump is not backing down from his unproven claims that last november's election was rigged, and again, is teasing a possible 2024 run for the white house. a sunday session of cpaca niration foruo slamthe bisos, tt obacles ea
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restricted voting laws, the proposals include bans on 24-hour polling places, drop boxes and drive-through voting. hundreds of people waited for hours to speak against the bills, some for nearly 24 hours. officials in surfside florida say it could be two or three or more weeks before efforts to recover victims of the condo building collapse are finished, the death toll from the disaster is 90 with 31 people still unaccounted for. over 14 million pounds of concrete and debris have been removed from the site. and an israeli rescue team has given a warm sendoff as they headed home. they were credited with creating detailed 3d images of the site to aid with the search for the victims. now to those wildfires raging across the west.
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fueled by a brutal and historic heat wave. california's so-called river fire is forcing evacuations in mariposa and madera county, driven by wind, the fast-moving blaze jumped from 800 to 4,000 acres in a matter of hours on sunday. accu-weather has more on the forecast. chris, good morning. >> the hot dome continues across the southwest. the heat builds and that does not help the fire danger. we have a lot of heat to talk about that goes all the way into the northwest. boise also seeing the excessive heat warnings, all the way down to the u.s. and mexico line. now, into the northeast, we're also seeing a little bit of a break from some heat. some showers and thunderstorms will ignite yet again monday, from dc, up to new york. andrew, mona, we'll send it back to you. >> chris, thank you. there is big money being spent these days on classic video games. >> here's one example. an unopened copy of super mario 64 from 1996 just sold at auction for over $1.5 million.
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i had this game. i knew i should have kept it. that's a new record for the sale of a single video game. >> it follows friday's sale of an unopened copy of nintendo's the legend of zelda which went for $870,000, that was also a record, until mario broke it, the key word was unopened. yours was very, very used. >> yes. >> very much so. i still play mario kart. i still have an f-64, believe it or not. the accolades and perks are pouring in for the spelling bee champ zalia avant-garde faster than her skills at basketball dribbling. she has already received three full ride college scholarships, to lsu including one to her home state of louisiana. and the first african-american spelling champ was a bit of a hit at this week's espy awards where i caught up with her. she told me she was looking forward to meeting tennis star
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naomi osaka. >> she is just so talented. >> oh, my gosh. >> i was too busy being mesmerized by her, she was the cutest thing ever. she is from new orleans, which i'm going to stick with saying new orleans, because i try to say "new orleans" and she was like, that's not it at all. and she's so humble but so much to brag about. she has three guinness world records under her belt for like dribbling, basketball-related things and obviously won the spelling bee, and now she was personally invited by anthony mackie, who is the host of the espys, and she had a seat front and center. he did not disappoint. and she got to see naomi osaka. >> that is incredible. congratulations to her. coming up, what we're learning about last night's amazon outage. >> plus, the terrifying moments over the weekend at a carnival in michigan. how some two dozen bystanders rushed to a malfunctioning ride to avert disaster. and later, cool be down and fueling up in the summer sun. the handy gadgets for your outdoor fun. you're watching "world news now."
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we're back, with this we're back with this horrifying scene in hiram, georgia, several people were injured after a driver plowed his truck into a restaurant, and then opened fire. police say eduardo morales was asked to leave because he was
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intoxicated, he came back and drove his truck through the front entrance. morales is facing multiple charges. amazon has said it restored service after a two-hour global outage overnight. >> tens of thousands of users complained they couldn't get past the home page after logging in. or if they did, they weren't able to complete their purchases. next this morning, a shocking scene from a carnival in michigan, a ride going out of control and bystanders springing into action. abc's christine sloan reports. >> reporter: this morning, fear and chaos on this carnival ride at a festival in michigan. >> you got to be kidding me. >> reporter: the pendulum attraction swinging out of control, swaying back and forth, with nearly a dozen riders on board. at one point, you see the ride nearly tip over, one passenger knew immediately something was wrong. >> i never s like that.
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it was like a lot more violent. it seemed more shaky. bystanders on the ground, tried to hold down the ride. >> it was like it was about to tip over. it was to the point of it where the base was leaning way back and i was like looks like it is about to fall back into the river. >> a spokesman for arnold's amusement, the owner of the ride, says it is unclear what caused the malfunction and the ride has since been dismantled. he is praising those who rushed to help. >> it goes to show those who live here in traverse city, that they without a second thought would go over there and do whatever they need to for one of their own. >> it's just the latest scare involving amusement rides this summer. earlier this month, an 11-year-old boy died when his raft overturned at this amusement park in iowa. >> i feel like like this happened to my baby. >> last month this brand new ride at maryland six flags america had to be shut down, after it began shaking.
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prompting safety concerns. urt. >> christine sloan reporting. coming up, summertime outdoor gadgets. >> you're watching "world news now." do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. if you have one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit conventrydirect.com to find out if you policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance.
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welcome back to "world news now," 'tis the season for summer fun but it does get a little hot and we do get a little hungry. if there was only some kind of whiz who could help. >> i'm here. >> dick debartolo, you're just in time. summer gadgets. >> i happened to be walking through the park mixing drinks. this is a cordless blender. strangely they say to start it, turn it upside down so that the blades are free. >> my mind is blown right now. this is incredible. and you said how many smoothies per battery charge. >> per battery charge, 20 to 25 cups worth. >> what does this retail for? >> it's about 30 bucks. it's very inexpensiv d y never so i'm a little confused about these headphones. i don't hear anything. >> those are neck fa innovative neck fans, take it
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off, turn it on, okay, there's a with the vents facing your neck, i have a different version, and how cool is that? there are a bunch of models on amazon, 30 to 40 bucks. >> that's pretty great. and i see there's a few different settings, too. you can -- >> three speeds. you can start low, medium and i think i might have put that on high. like anywhere from five to 12 hours, depending on which speed you use. >> i'm sure the viewers knew it wasn't just a natural glow i have going on. i'm sweating out here. this feels amazing. >> you do have a natural glow. >> i'll take it. th >> so dick, what's next? >> this is really neat. this is if you're going camping, for the tent or if you're out iu the tree, i have a little remote
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that i can turn the light on, and then, that's low, medium and high, but wait, there's more. >> but wait, there's more. >> there's also a built-in fan, and i can turn the fan on three speeds. and then what's great is this is also a little timer and set it for two hours, three hours, five hours, so if you're in the tent, it can go off automatically or use your remote control to turn it on and off. >> if you're in a sleeping bag or a tent, you never have to get out of the sleeping bag, you got the remote with you or you can set the timer. >> this has a battery in it. so you can use it to charge your phone or tablet in an emergency. >> how incredible is that. they think of everything these days. >> yes. >> it's been such a fun afternoon. >> wait a minute, there's still one other thing. abc bought a bunch of brand new cameras and they said that while you're out in the field, let will try one out. hold the shutter button down,
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it's pretty automatic. >> new equipment. this never happens. >> look at that. >> they're under $20. you'll have bubbles like that. everything works together. but kids will love that. and if the kids are out in the yard by themselves, i think they'll have a really wonderful time. >> kids and adults alike. >> give me that thing back. >> national geographic is shaking. >> and while it makes, the company says, a thousand bubbles a minute, so hit, it okay, one, two, this is going to take a while. >> i'm up to 17. >> 59. 999. 1,000. we did it. >> we did it. pose, work for the camera. oh, yeah, oh, yeah. m >> i think that we h
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officially gone from a cruel summer to a cool summer, dick, cheers to you, our thanks always to dick debartolo, for more check out gizwiz.biz. "world news now" will be right back. >> cheers. >> great.
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trust aag for the best reverse mortgage solutions. call now! time now for "the mix" and an interesting place to start, with airheads, and they are really out of control this time. >> tangy yet chewy, taffy style fruity candy is amping up the chicken sandwich wars with their own creation, the airhead candy chicken sandy. fried chicken with coleslaw, spicy mayo and pickles but on a bun that is made entirely out of airheads, sweet and sour extreme candy. >> we're getting fooled all the time but this was no publicity stunt. it was a real sandwich served to real live humans at chicago's frances's deli and brunchery
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last week for national fried chicken day. one critic who tried it called it delicious. so as they say, don't knock it until you try it. it has a, it is a sour one, it's not the regular airheads. next a travel hack that is going viral where else but on tiktok. >> if you have been looking for a way to sneak an extra bag on your flight, this could be the trick. tiktok user named ashlin posted a video herself hiding a draw string bag under her sweatshirt to fake a pregnancy. >> you get a $44 flight and only pack a backpack, she later said the plan worked so well she was able to pre-board the flight as a pregnant person. >> tsa is very confused. there is no reason why men can't do it too. fake a beer belly, i suppose. . i . that's how you get away with next to a true land yacht built for train tracks. >> a french designer is planning to reinvent the rail travel experience for one very lovely customer, a private luxury train
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made literally to measure. >> this is being described as a palace on rails, the 1300 foot long train which is about five city blocks will be comprised of 14 cars made out of smart glass that can switch from clear to opaque. >> the train will be able to reach speeds up to 100 miles an hour and would be adaptable to fit on the railways across the americas and europe. >> it would be enough space to sleep 18 overnight guests. are you ready for the cost? around $350 million and it would take nearly three years to build. >> the designer says the speed isn't about speed and would be built for a very special and rich person who appreciates that it's really all about the journey. that sounds like a rich thing to say. >> and then i've never want it get to the destination. just stay on the journey. >> finally, talk about the monday morning blues. >> these three tired bull dogs were not in the mood to climb s home in england and they needed a little extra motivation.
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this morning, on "world news now," an unusual show of defiance, thousands take to the streets in cuba. protesting shortages and rising prices, and demanding freedom from decades of communist rule. south florida's cuban exile community coming out in support. >> i want to see the president to see something and to do something for cuba now. >> the major and historic change on the horizon. an arsenal of weapons and ammunition seized in denver, thanks to a tip from an alert hotel housekeeper. several people are under arrest, all this ahead of a major league baseball all-star event. and the extreme weather in the west. with record high temperatures being reported this weekend in
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california, nevada and arizona as wildfires rage across the region. also, heating up, game three of the nba finals. the milwaukee bucks at home and snagging their first win in the series. across the pond, italy wins their first european soccer title in more than half a century. later in "the skinny," jt heats up his own star-studded celebrity golf tournament as matt and rachel heat up the red carpet at the espy awards. and the hollywood a-lister who is told, save the drama for your llama. it's monday, july 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hello. >> welcome back. >> thank you. i had to use gps this morning to get here because i didn't know what to camera to look at, so if i look a little discombobulated forgive me but happy monday, everyone. >> that's because you worked real hard yesterday and had an awesome assignment.
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>> i definitely did work this weekend. i got to cover the espys and got to see matt and rachel in real life and i got to meet rachel linsey, it was like a bachelor reunion of sorts, and bachelorette, we have all of that in "the skinny," excited to be back, did you miss me? >> i did. and you're back after pulling all of those hard hours yesterday. welcome. welcome back. >> excited to be back. we have a full show for you but right now we begin with anger amongst cubans in the streets, protests breaking out across cuba and being supported by cuban-americans in the u.s. >> demonstrators are demanding change as they are forced to deal with food shortages and price hikes all as their country suffers from a coronavirus crisis. meantime the crisis in haiti is only getting worse. >> this morning new turmoil in cuba.cuns otti food and medicine
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shortages. the largest demonstrations in nearly three decades, in a country notorious for cracking down on descent, an economic down on dissent, an economic crisis has hit the island nation hard forcing people to wait in long lines for food and job opportunities, and they blame the u.s. exports and foreign funds and travel. cubans across the u.s. voicing their support for the protesters. thousands shutting down streets in miami, sunday, many demanding american politicians intervene. >> i want the president to see something, and do something for cuba now. >> we have to make sure the message today and everything moving forward isn't lost and the true nature of this barbaric regime is exposed. >> in april, raul castro stepped down as leader prompting increased calls for change in the communist nation. and 50 miles across the
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caribbean sea, a major development overnight from the crisis in haiti. officials arresting a man with florida tees accused of playing a central role in the assassination of president jovenel moise, a haitian born doctor based in florida, allegedly used a u.s. security firm to hire colombian nationals under the guise that they be his security guards but sanon presented the guards with an arrests warrant for president moise with the intent of assuming the presidency himself. officials have not explained how the mission to arrest the president have turned into a deadly plot but people in haiti face chaos and desperation. >> in the midst of a gas shortage. people lining up for fuel because the opportunity to get gas is spontaneous. >> agents from the fbi and the u.s. homeland security, have arrived in haiti, to help with the investigation, with u.s. troops, despite a request from haiti's interim leader, are not expected to be sent. >> haiti's former first lady
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critically injured in last week's attack underwent surgery this weekend and is said to be doing well. executives will meet with government officials about a third vaccine shot to boost immunity from the covid delta variant which is fueling the troubling crisis in cases across the u.s. new cases are up by more than 20% in recent days. nearly all of those among nonvaccinated people. dr. anthony fauci says the current vaccine protocol is extremely effective against the delta variant and boosters aren't necessary. at least not at this time. a tip from a housekeeper led police to a large cache of weapons, stashed in a hotel room in downtown denver near coors field. that's the site of major league baseball's all-star game on tuesday night. hotel security alerted authorities and police found 16 long guns, body armor, and more than a thousand rounds of ammo, three men and one woman were arrested. so far, investigators have ruled out terrorism, or a threat to the all-star game, saying this
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may be linked to illegal drug and gun activity. now to record-breaking temperatures out west, fueling wildfires and threatening lives. northern california's so-called complex fire exploding in size and forcing more evacuations. it's just one of dozens of large wildfires raging across the west. the heat wave could last all of july. accu-weather has more on the forecast. good morning, chris. >> mona, the fire danger will not be helped when we have exceptional drought across much of the southwest. that also includes parts of the northwest. the heat is not helping the situation. excessive heat warnings continue for a big chunk of california, throughout nevada, into utah, and parts of arizona. but hey, we have a break from the heat into the northeast, because of showers, and thunderstorms that will ignite once again from pittsburgh, to new york. andrew, mona? >> chris, thank you. so billionaire richard branson says his life-long dream has come true. after he completed a successful and historic space flight,
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aboard his own rocket. >> like willie wonka, and the glass elevator, branson and five others blasted off aboard the virgin galactic space ship unity traveling more than a miles from earth and at one point during the 45-minute trip they unbuckled their seatbelts and enjoyed being weightless. >> after the rockets successful touchdown, branson spoke with our own gio benitez. >> everything i dreamt about since i was a kid came true and more today. and we did it. got those wings. >> i love that for them. jeff bezos is the next billionaire in line, taking his rocket for a ride to space. set to launch a week from tomorrow. and amazon founder, the amazon founder will be joined by an unnamed bidder who paid $28 million for that 11-minute spac. >> if it's lik flight, out of those 11 minutes, i think you're only weightless for two, three, four minutes, so
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half the time here. i guess this is the new thing, the billionaire space race, although branson says he wasn't trying to beat bezos. okay. >> yeah, okay. obviously there's rich and then going to space rich. i'm neither. >> owning your own rocket. >> what would you do? what was one that one thing if you were a billionaire that you would fulfill for your lifelong childhood dream? >> ending world hunger. >> that's so wholesome. and going to space, i guess. i guess you run out of things to accomplish so to speak? >> awe. >> i guess i would beat jeff bezos but i already lost. >> i was going to say the same thing. coming up, an update to connor mcgregor's painful injury. and later the young athlete honored at this weekend's espy awards as the first person with down's syndrome to finish an ironman triathlon. what he says is his formula for success. and the birthday prank from
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nick cannon, who he told, save the drama for your llama, later in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now."
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the crowd went wild, as you can imagine, saturday night at
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the ufc fight in las vegas, as former president trump made a surprise appearance. cheers and chapters of usa greeted mr. trump as he entered the t-mobile arena and headed to his cage side seats where connor mcgregor faced off against dustin poirier. >> very big in the boxing world as well. >> entertainment world. >> usc, though, it was a >> ufc, though, it was a faceoff. the main event of the night came it a swift and painful end for connor mcgregor. >> it's tough. i think it was in like the first five minutes, he broke his ankle in the final five seconds of round one leaving him stuck on the floor, screaming in agony. sources tell tmz spo after a three and a half hour surgery, doctors in los angeles have successfully mended his leg with a steel rod, plates and screws. you hope this isn't the end of mcgregor's career. it might be.
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>> some people speculating after a few kicks, his ankle went this d thot way. >> and this only intensified the rivalry and he vowed sitting, i tried his accent, but this is not over. i will not subject you guys to that. >> we hope it's not. >> but i don't know. >> getting older a pretty gruesome injury in addition to the fight in las vegas, this was quite a busy fight for every sport you can imagine, especially for football and july is the last month of the year without football. >> every other sport. >> basketball, baseball, tennis. will ganss has more. >> i'm glad you handled the fighting, the ufc stuff, and i got everything else. england, a rowdy fans without tickets broke some security barriers in london.
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england had been hoping to win the first international title in more than a half a centu the soccer gods had other plans. >> sparks flying at the 2021 european soccer championship on sunday. with italy taking its first european title since 1968. the game tied after 120 minutes. with italy and england at one a piece. sending both teams into a shootout. prince george in the stands with his parents cheering on team england. and david beckham sharing a fist bum with tom cruise. but this was the moment that decided the championship. 19-year-old saka shooting for england. that shot blocked. >> fans in italy, celebrating around the world, even taking to the streets in brooklyn, new york, celebrating the big win. meanwhile on the tennis court, also in the u.k., a familiar scene, novak djokovic winning wimbledon, tying the world record with his 20th grand slam title. >> i consider myself the best
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and i believe i am the best, otherwise i wouldn't be talking confidently about winning slams and making history. >> and ashleigh barty winning the women's tournament, the first to win since serena williams won as top seed back in 2016. game three of the nba finals bringing the phoenix suns up two games to none, to the bucks home court in milwaukee, sunday night. >> inside. for the slam. >> giannis antetokounmpo scoring 41 points. in game three. leading the bucks to the first win in the series. >> game four in milwaukee will be on wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. right here on abc. >> also have the mlb all-star break coming up. all-star game. homerun derby. and for those of us not into sports and a little bit more into hollywood, emmy nominations come out tuesday morning. >> and i'm sure there is a drag race somewhere in there. >> thursday night. >> all right. were you excited about italy?
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>> oh, yes. it was big time. because usa is going to be my first team but italy i guess will be my second to watch. >> you got your italian blood. >> you got your italian blood. >> second title since the world cup champions in 2006. >> i remember that. watched it live. >> even more sports with justin timberlake star studded golf tournament in tahoe. and the upcoming "frazier" reboot. "the skinny" is next. do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. if you have one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit conventrydirect.com to find out if you policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance.
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♪ skinny just give me the skinny ♪ ♪ ♪ time now for the monday morning skinny, starting with the star-studded field of celebrity golfers. >> i have so much fomo, i should have went somehow. >> crashed the party. >> following in the footsteps of bob hope and frank sinatra, justin timberlake is becoming quite the player on the pga circuit, host this year's american century championships and it really is considered the premiere celebrity golf tournament, the who's who. >> yes, and he played the second
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round of the tournament at the edgewood resort class in lake tahoe on saturday, entered the third round tied with green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers. >> steph curry was among the celebrity golfers along with kansas city chiefs quarterback patrick mahomes who bombed a drive 347 yards like what the pro does. >> bombed, like a good thing bombed it. >> he hit it, 350 yards. >> good for him. taking home the grand prize, the crystal cup and $125,000. former nba player and coach, vinny del negro. did i say that right? >> yes you did. >> all right. an emotional post-match interview del negro dedicated the win to his father who died just last week. and rachel and matt making their red carpet debut. they are back together, after their public and controversial split, have made their
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relationship red carpet official. >> the couple made a splash at the espy awards. she and a very low cut very shear black gown, and he and a muted hugh double breasted plaid suit, with complimentary amber-tinted glasses. >> he has the beard going strong. the couple has been spotted out and about all over the country in recent weeks and showing a lot of love on the ground. and even a nosey person would say, oooh, they're back together. >> you got to meet them, right? >> i didn't get to meet them. i got to meet rachel lindsay but i did see them, they were can looking stunning. everything was looking stunning why. the highly anticipated reboot of yet another 90s classic. >> this is one i can get on with kelsey gram ser spieling kelsey grammer spilling the new details about the reimagined
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"frazier," most notably that the main character dr. frazier crane would end up rich beyond his dreams. look at the apartment he had in the show with the view of the space needle. he was already rich in the show. but okay. >> grammer clarified to a local new york tv station that while the rest of the original principle cast of "frazier" had been invited back for the reboot, as of yet none of the originals have signed up yet. that reboot expected to be released next year. and next to a birthday surprise for kevin hart. >> of course. comedian, one of my favorite things, buddy nick cannon wanted to make sure that kevin hart had something super special for his 42nd birthday and hart showed the video evidence with the world on instagram. check it out. >> nick cannon, you've outdone yourself this time, buddy. birthday wars. swear to god. you have no idea. the orangutan here. >> oh, man. to be clear, the women in the blue t-shi and the llama came to hart's house just for a visit, not to liback.
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>> you don't want no drama, llama. >> coming up, more.
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trust aag for the best reverse mortgage solutions. call now! ♪ i'm winni ♪ i'm winning ♪ i'm winning ♪ a remarkable young athlete who set himself on a winning path is teaching us all the importance of never giving up on your dreams. >> his formula for success, to get 1% better every day. here's abc's linsey davis. >> three years ago, chris nikic struggled to swim, run, or bike any significant difference. >> what happens if i beat you? >> born with down's syndrome, this 21-year-old had a bigger dream, to feel included. so his dad came up with an idea,
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to hire a coach for him to take part in one of the most grueling races in the world. >> i thought, what if chris could do something that's never been done? what impact that would have on his life and others like him around the world? what if we just do an iron man? >> one more time? >> six days a week, for 13 months, chris trained. then, last november, he became the first person with down's syndrome to complete an ironman triathlon. >> you are an ironman. >> 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run, in less than 17 hours. >> when i started, this was all about a boy and his dream. but now, it is so much more. >> chris was honored at the espys, receiving the jimmy v. award for perseverance. >> now i want to honor god by being the best i can be, to give
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hope to others. i do that by following a three-step plan. one, get 1% better every day. two, i work hard.n't gion ever e up. [ applause ] >> from the words of the late jimmy v. himself who would be very proud of this young man. >> definitely. chris is one of the people i got to interview on the red carpet and i was just in awe about just how, first of all, funny he is, and also just how determined, dedicated he is, and one thing i asked him, what advice do you give to others, and he said don't listen to the experts, don't put limitations on yourself, and i asked him who he was excited to see, and he said i'm here for the ladies, and he said cycling was the hardest part of the ironman but he did not let that stop him. him. so congratulations. d it.
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this morning on "world news now," a hotel housekeeper's tips leads to arrests in denver. >> dozens of rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition are seized near a stadium hosting the all-star game. new details coming in. >> protests breaking out against across cuba and being supported by cuban-americans in the u.s., demonstrators are demanding change. they are forced to deal with food shortages and price hikes all t the coronavirus pandemic. plus, the terrifying moments when a carnival ride malfunctions and almost crashes backwards into a river. how quick-thinking bystanders managed to avert disaster. later, airheads, they're out of control but for real this time. how the chicken sandwich wars have taken a bizarre but
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colorful turn. it's monday, july 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." tell you what. these food trends are getting out of control. >> we will file that in the folder of nobody asked for this. >> i like airheads, i like chicken sandwiches, you don't have to combine everything. >> and it's like chicken is not -- no one asked for it. >> i can't wait to get to that story. but first, we're going to start here. we begin this half hour with the discovery of a stockpile of weapons in a hotel near the site of major league baseball's all-star game tomorrow night. >> four people were arrested after a housekeeper spotted a rifle while cleaning a room. authorities seized 16 long guns, body armor and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from two rooms at the maven hotel. >> authorities praising an alert housekeeper whose tip led police to uncover a large arsenal of weapons at a hotel in denver on
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friday. just one block away from coors field which is set to host tuesday's all-star game. >> we all want to extend a very heart felt thank you to a very alert, very astute and properly trained staff member, and the set of employees at the maven hotel who saw something and said something. >> hotel security alerting authorities who arrested three men and a woman, in rooms on the fourth and eighth floors. >> these individuals were safely taken into custody without incident. >> at least a dozen long guns, body armor and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition were seized from a room that featured a balcony overlooking the downtown area. >> thank you to whoever reported what they saw because they could have circumvented a catastrophe. >> hotel guests described the chaos. >> it looked like national guard members ran through the lobby consider. >> there was a whole group of policemen out front, crime scene
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units. >> investigators believe the suspects were involved with legal arms and drug sales. the fbi tells abc news quote we have no reason to believe this incident was connected to terrorism or a threat directed at the all-star game. >> we are committed to ensure that the rest of the all-star festivities are safe as well as the rest of our city, our community, is safe. >> one suspect, richard platte, appeared before a judge on sunday. his bond set at $50,000 cash. the other three suspects are expected in court on monday. in the four years since the deadly shooting in las vegas from a hotel room high above the strip, hotels have made numerous changes, including checking bags, having housekeepers visit rooms daily, even if the guests don't want service, and contacting authorities whenever anything suspicious is found. >> the suspects are being held and investigated for illegal possession of weapons and possession of controlled substances, three of the suspects reportedly have lengthy
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criminal histories in colorado. now to the growing unrest in cuba. thousands took to the streets in havana and several other locations in what were cuba's largest demonstrations in nearly 30 years. they were demanding relief from food and medicine shortages, as their th thecoros crisis. cuban-americans in miami and other u.s. cities gathered in support of the protests. they say cuba needs to change in order to address its current >> covid is really bad, we don't have vaccines, we don't have supplies in the hospitals. people are dying. and right now, we just want to get back to our people, man because we come from that struggle, we come from that part of the country. >> a biden administration official tweeted support for the demonstrations. cuba's president is blaming u.s. restrictions on exports, foreign funds and travel for its country's problems. major development in the crisis in haiti, a man is arrested accused of playing a central role in the assassination of the haitian president. christian emanuel sanon
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allegedly used a u.s. security firm to hire colombian nationals under the guise that they be his security guards but the mission allegedly changed and he is plotting to become haiti's president himself. abc's marcus moore is port-au-prince. >> reporter: the fbi and department of homeland security are sending agents to haiti to help investigate the assassination of jovenel moise. authorities have arrested 20 people including two americans. according to the acting prime minister, 28 foreign mercenaries carried out the attack, 19 of them are from colombia. >> my only ultimate goal is to get justice to president moise. since wednesday's attack the city of port-au-prince has wrestled with returning to normal, but normal has long been a struggle here. desperate scenes like this one have become increasingly common. the country faces economic turmoil. haiti has been in the midst of a gas shortage and in scenes like this, people lining up for fuel because the opportunity to get
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gas is spontaneous this. this father of two tells me you have to fight to find gas. helen john was on the way home from church when she saw the station was selling fuel so she stopped to fill up her two gas cans and she said she was hurt by the news of the assassination. >> this is only something you read about in the history books but now you are all living this. >> she said this is something she could have never imagined. >> we are told the u.s. teams on the ground right now assessing the interim government's requests have met with the prime minister and will brief president biden once they get back to the u.s. as the investigation into this brazen attack continues. marcus moore, abc news, port-au-prince. >> marcus, thank you. former president trump is not backing down from his unproven claims that last november's election was rigged, and again, is teasing a possible 2024 run for the white house. a sunday session of cpac, a gathering of conservatives in dallas, trump blasted the biden administration for quote bringing the country to the brink of ruin and he also slammed the big tech companies
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saying it's time to stop their assault on our liberties. also in texas, state republicans advanced two bills that would impose more obstacles on already restricted voting laws, the proposals include bans on 24-hour polling places, drop boxes and drive-through voting. hundreds of people waited for hours to speak against the bills, some for nearly 24 hours. officials in surfside florida say it could be two or three or more weeks before efforts to recover victims of the condo building collapse are finished, the death toll from the disaster is 90 with 31 people still unaccounted for. over 14 million pounds of concrete and debris have been removed from the site. and an israeli rescue team has given a warm sendoff as they headed home. they were credited with creating detailed 3d images of the site to aid with the search for the victims. now to those wildfires raging across the west. fueled by a brutal and historic heat wave. california's so-called river fire is forcing evacuations in
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mariposa and madera county, driven by wind, the fast-moving blaze jumped from 800 to 4,000 acres in a matter of hours on sunday. accu-weather has more on the forecast. chris, good morning. >> andrew, the hot dome continues across the southwest. the heat builds and that does not help the fire danger. we have a lot of heat to talk about that goes all the way into the northwest. boise also seeing the excessive heat warnings, all the way down to the u.s. and mexico line. now, into the northeast, we're also seeing a little bit of a break from some heat. some showers and thunderstorms will ignite yet again monday, from dc, up to new york. andrew, mona, we'll send it back to you. >> chris, thank you. there is big money being spent these days on classic video games. >> here's one example. an unopened copy of super mario 64 from 1996 just sold at auction for over $1.5 million.
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i had this game. i knew i should have kept it. that's a new record for the sale of a single video game. >> it follows friday's sale of an unopened copy of nintendo's the legend of zelda which went for $870,000, that was also a record, until mario broke it, the key word was unopened. yours was very, very used. >> yes. very much so. i still play mario kart. i still have an f-64, believe it or not. the accolades and perks are pouring in for the spelling bee champ zalia avant-garde faster than her skills at basketball dribbling. the 14-year-old phenom has already received three full ride college scholarships including one to lsu, her home state of louisiana. and the first african-american spelling champ was a bit of a hit at this week's espy awards where i caught up with her. she told me she was looking forward to meeting tennis star naomi osaka. >> she is just -- >> oh, my gosh. >> i was too busy being
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mesmerized by her, she was the cutest thing ever. she is from new orleans, which i'm going to stick with saying new orleans, because i try to say "new orleans" and she was like, that's not it at all. and she's so humble but so much to brag about. she has three guinness world records under her belt for like dribbling, basketball-related things and obviously won the spelling bee, and now she was personally invited by anthony mackie, who is the host of the espys, and she had a seat front and center. he did not disappoint. and she got to see naomi osaka. >> that is incredible. congratulations to her. coming up, what we're learning about last night's amazon outage. >> plus, the terrifying moments over the weekend at a carnival in michigan. how some two dozen bystanders rushed to a malfunctioning ride to avert disaster. >> and later, cooling down and fueling up in the summer sun. the handy gadgets for your outdoor fun. you're watching "world news now."
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we're back with this horrifying scene in hiram, georgia, several people were injured after a driver plowed his truck into a restaurant, and then opened fire. police say eduardo morales was asked to leave because he was
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intoxicated, he came back and drove his truck through the front entrance. morales is facing multiple charges. amazon has said it restored service after a two-hour global outage overnight. >> tens of thousands of users complained they couldn't get past the home page after logging in. or if they did, they weren't able to complete their purchases. next this morning, a shocking scene from a carnival in michigan, a ride going out of control and bystanders springing into action. abc's christine sloan reports. >> reporter: this morning, fear and chaos on this carnival ride at a festival in michigan. >> you got to be kidding me. >> reporter: the pendulum attraction swinging out of control, swaying back and forth, with nearly a dozen riders on board. at one point, you see the ride nearly tip over, one passenger knew immediately something was wrong. >> i never seen anything shake like that. it was a lot more violent.
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it seemed more shaky. bystanders on the ground, tried to hold down the ride. >> it was like it was about to tip over. it was to the point of it where it was leaning back and i was like it looks like it is about to fall back into the river. >> a spokesman for arnold's amusement, the owner of the ride, says it is unclear what caused the malfunction and the ride has since been dismantled. he is praising those who rushed to help. >> it goes to show you what type of people live here in traverse city, that they without a second thought would go over there and do whatever they need to for one of their own. >> it's just the latest scare involving amusement rides this summer. an 11-year-old boy died when his raft overturned at this amusement park in iowa. >> i feel like like this happened to my baby. >> last month this brand new ride at maryland six flags america had to be shut down, after it began shaking.
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prompting safety concerns. no one was hurt. >> christine sloan reporting. coming up, summertime outdoor gadgets. >> you're watching "world news now." do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. if you have one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit conventrydirect.com to find out if you policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance.
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welcome back to "world news now," 'tis the season for summea little hot, and we do get a little hungry. if there was only some kind of whiz who could help. >> dick debartolo, you're just in time. summer gadgets. >> i happened to be walking through the park mixing drinks. this is a cordless blender. strangely they say to start it, turn it upside down so that the blades are free. >> my mind is blown right now. this is incredible. and you said how many smoothies per battery charge. >> per battery charge, 20 to 25 cups worth. >> what does this retail for? >> it's about 30 bucks. it's very inexpensive. >> dick, you never let us down so i'm a little confused about these headphones. i don't hear anything. >> those are neck fans or
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it is a neck fan, take it off, turn it on, okay, there's a switch right there, and now put it on with the vents facing your neck, i have a different version, and how cool is that? there are a bunch of models on amazon, 30 to 40 bucks. >> that's pretty great. and i see there's a few different settings, too. you can -- >> three speeds. you can start low, medium and i think i might have put that on high. like anywhere from five to 12 hours, depending on which speed you use. >> i'm sure the viewers knew it wasn't just a natural glow i have going on. i'm sweating out here. this feels amazing. >> you do have a natural glow. >> i'll take it. thank you. >> so dick, what's next? >> this is really neat. this is if you're going camping, for the tent or if you're out in the woods, you can hang it on the tree, i have a little remote that i can turn the light on,
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and then, that's low, medium and high, but wait, there's more. >> but wait, there's more. >> there's also a built-in fan, and i can turn the fan on threes also a little timer and set it for two hours, three hours, five hours, so if you're in the tent, it can go off automatically or use your remote control to turn it on and off. >> if you're in a sleeping bag or a tent, you never have to get out of the sleeping bag, you got the remote with you or you can set the timer. >> this has a batteryn e it to phone or tablet in an emergency. >> how incredible is that. they think of everything these days. >> yes. >> it's been such a fun afternoon. >> wait a minute, there's still one other thing. abc bought a bunch of brand new u' out in the field, let will try one out. hold the shutter button down,
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it's pretty automatic. >> new equipment. this never happens. >> look at that. >> they're under $20. you'll have bubbles like that. everything works together. but kids will love that. and if the kids are out in the yard by themselves, i think >> national geographic is shaking. >> and while it makes, the company says, a thousand bubbles a minute, so hit it, okay, one, two, this is going to take a while. >> i'm up to 17. >> 59. 999. 1,000. we did it. >> we did it. pose, work for the camera. oh, yeah, oh, yeah. >> my good side. ihink that we summer to a cool summer, dick, cheers to you, our thanks always to dick debartolo, for more
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check out gizwiz.biz. "world news now" will be right back. >> cheers. >> great.
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look, i gotta say something. 'said it before and i'll say it again. if i thought ae reverse mortgage was just some kind of trick to take your home, i wouldn't even be here. it's just a loan, like any other, with one big difference- and that difference is how you choose to pay it back. find out how reverse mortgage loans really work with aag's free, no-obligation reverse mortgage guide eliminate monthly mortgage payments, pay bills, medical costs, and more. call now! other mortgages are paid back each month, but with a reverse mortgage, you can pay whatever you can, when it works for you, or, you can choose to wait, and pay it off in one lump sum when you leave your home. call today and find out more
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in aag's free, no-obligation reverse mortgage loan guide. access tax-free cash and stay in the home you love. you've been investing in your home for years... making monthly mortgage payments... doing the right thing... it's become your family's heart and soul... well, that investment can give you tax- free cash just when you need it. of course you can use it to pay some bills, cover medical costs, update or repair your home, but best of all, it eliminates those monthly mortgage payments so you get more cash in your pocket every month. learn how homeowners are strategically using a reverse mortgage loan to cover expenses, pay for healthcare, preserve retirement savings, and more! look, reverse mortgages aren't gonna work for everyone but, if you're looking for some extra cash, for whatever reason, your home's equity just might be the right solution. why don't you give aag a call i trust 'em you can too. trust aag for the best reverse mortgage solutions.
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call now! time now for "the mix" and an interesting place to start, with airheads, and they are really out of control this time. >> tangy yet chewy, taffy style fruity candy is amping up the chicken sandwich wars with their own creation, the airhead candy chicken sandy. fried chicken with coleslaw, spicy mayo and pickles but on a bun that is made entirely out of airheads, sweet and sour extreme candy. >> we're getting fooled all the time but this was no publicity stunt. it was a real sandwich served to real live humans at chicago's frances's deli and brunchery last week for national fried chicken day. one critic who tried it called it delicious.
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so as they say, don't knock it until you try it. it has a, it is a sour one, it's not the regular airheads. next a travel hack that is going viral where else but on tiktok. >> if you have been looking for a way to sneak an extra bag on your flight, this could be the trick. tiktok user named ashlin posted a video herself hiding a draw string bag under her sweatshirt to fake a pregnancy. >> you get a $44 flight and only pack a backpack, she later said the plan worked so well she was able to pre-board the flight as a pregnant person. >> tsa is very confused. there is no reason why men can't do it too. fake a beer belly, i suppose. >> do it at the gate. that's how you get away with it. next to a true land yacht built for train tracks. >> a french designer is planning to reinvent the rail travel experience for one very lovely customer, a private luxury train made in literally to measure. >> this is being described as a
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palace on rails, the 1,300 foot long train which is about five city blocks will be comprised of 14 cars made out of smart glass that can switch from clear to opaque. >> the train will be able to reach speeds up to 100 miles an hour and would be adaptable to fit on the railways across the americas and europe. >> it would be enough space to sleep 18 overnight guests. are you ready for the cost? around $350 million and it would take nearly three years to build. >> the designer says the train isn't about speed and would be built for a very special and rich person who appreciates that it's really all about the journey. that sounds like a rich thing to say. >> and then i'd never want to get to the destination. just stay on the journey. >> finally, talk about the monday morning blues. >> these three tired bull dogs were not in the mood to climb the stairs before bed at their home in england and they needed a little extra motivation. the owner shows her three dogs,
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