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this morning on "wor this morning on "world news now," covid ending the chances of a star olympic athlete. the delta variant driving up cases in 48 states. more hospitals seeing more some hospitals seeing more patients than at any time during the pandemic. breaking overnight, an ambulance crew coming under fire. emts are among those shot in a series of attacks. the details just in. plus, the breaking news from tokyo, about the beds at the olympics. after a report warned they purposefully weren't strong enough for sex. what organizers are now saying. and get ready for a blossom -- for a claw-some start to your week. how an unlikely friendship led to the must-have manicures and
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the summer's hottest movie. it's monday, july 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everyone. glad to have you back with us. hope you had a wonderful and safe weekend. >> did we blink and we're right back here? >> yeah. yeah. i worked this weekend. i feel like i've always been here. >> i haven't blinked. >> i haven't blinked yet, no. >> we'll keep rallying on. i want to see more of the nails because they remind me of cardi b. nails. they're intricate and the jewels. >> i asked you about "space jam," earlier, have you seen "in the heights"? >> i am so far behind watching tv and movies. "black widow" is another one. >> you just want to be out and about, right? >> starting to return to normal. trying to go out a little more. that's where we begin, with
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that struggle to return to normal as covid cases start to spike across the country. >> cruise season is getting under way in seattle today. royal caribbean's "serenade of the seas" will be the first cruise ship to set sail from the city since operations were halted because of the pandemic. with the delta variant on the rise, millions in los angeles are required to wear masks indoors. day after day, the delta variant tightening its grip on the nation. now responsible for driving up cases for everywhere except south dakota and wyoming. alongside arkansas, the highest infection rates are in florida and missouri. >> this delta virus is really a cause of greater concern. this was not last year's virus. >> reporter: hospitalizations are up, as well, in covid hot spots. they are admitting patients more than any point in the pandemic. one arkansas hospital now out of beds as admissions in the state surge by 80%. >> we're back to emergency mode. >> unvaccinated americans
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account for all new covid cases. the surgeon general concerned that misinformation particularly via social media is fueling vaccine hesitancy. >> stop and verify your sources before you post stories online. >> reporter: in los angeles county, with new cases up four-fold since july 4th, an indoor mask mandate is back in place for everyone, even the fully vaccinated. a decision the surgeon general says does not conflict with cdc guidelines. >> in areas where there are low numbers of vaccinated people, or where cases are rising, it's very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures. >> reporter: the fda accelerating the process to fully approve the pfizer vaccine. dr. anthony fauci says it could come in a matter of months. a cdc panel on vaccines also meeting this week, to discuss booster shots. no vote is scheduled. and in florida, where the number of new covid cases has doubled in a week, pandemic restrictions on cruise ships remaining in place. late saturday, a federal appeals court temporarily blocking the
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previous ruling that would have lifted cdc rules. american tennis star cocoa gauff was forced to pull out of the tokyo olympics after her covid test came back positive. the 17-year-old tweeted that she hopes there will be many more chances to fulfill her dreams of representing the u.s. at the summer games. more than two dozen people associated with the games have tested positive including two south african soccer players inside the olympic village. angela merkel says the deadly flooding in her country and across western europe, is proof that faster action is needed to combat climate change. maggie rulli surveyed the damage in germany. >> reporter: as floodwaters begin to recede in germany, scenes of utter devastation revealed. at least 187 people are dead in germany and belgium. and officials say more than 300 are still missing. as the rescue mission now turns to focus on recovery. days of heavy rains have caused catastrophic flooding, turning roads into debris-filled rivers. sweeping away cars.
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trapping people in their homes. some places swept away by the raging water. landslides engulfing towns. german chancellor angela merkel visiting a hard-hit city, calling the damage shocking and sur veal. we were in a nearby medieval town. homes from the 1500s now caked with mud. cut off during the floods, the town is still without water and electricity. when the floodwaters came through here, they ripped apart that home. hard to fathom the force to tear apart concrete like this. they took trees, uprooted them and tossed them on the riverbank and destroyed everything. this town is now completely cut off. this man telling us how he escaped to his roof. barely able to save his elderly mother from drowning. neighbors coming together to salvage what's left. i want to show you this massive pile of rubble. this is a fraction of what has
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been destroyed. as the waters move south, the waters recede, fears of homes collapsing and dams breaking, means that thousands of people are still evacuated. maggie rulli, abc news, western germany. president biden is vowing to appeal a federal judge's ruling about a daca program that shielded young people from deportation. he is calling on congress to pass legislation to protect the so-called dreamers who were brought to this country as children. it bars the program. but doesn't affect existing recipients. two people are dead after an attack in arizona. two men opened fire on an ambulance crew yesterday afternoon. leaving an emt in critical condition. the man is accused of shooting several people as they tried to pull out of a nearby house fire, killing a neighbor and injuring two others, including a firefighter. police say a body was found in the burned home and three children who lived in the house are missing. the suspect was critically
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wounded in a shootout with police. this morning, the hunt is under way for the shooter or shooters who caused chaos and panic at a washington nationals baseball game. more than 27,000 fans went to nationals park yesterday, hours after many worried the stadium became an active shooter scene. this morning, police on the hunt for suspects, after a shooting sent crowds fleeing a washington nationals baseball game. >> 8-4. >> reporter: gunfire echoing across the stadium. saturday night. in the middle of the sixth inning. >> into the padres dugout, too. >> reporter: some fans running to the dugouts to take cover. others ducking under seats. fearing an active shooter. >> please remain calm and remain inside the stadium. >> we were lying on the ground. we thought there was somebody above us with a gun. >> reporter: police say three people were injured in the shooting, including one person who attended the game. d.c. police say they are trying to find this vehicle, possibly involved in the shooting.
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on sunday, an increased security presence at nationals park, as fans return to watch the team resume the game. erin douglas thinking it was safe enough to bring her children to the stadium. >> we thought that was isolated. aublic event, hk, if g leave this event? >> reporter: and both team managers, getting emotional, reflecting on saturday's violence. >> to be with the men in there. they're going out and thinking about their loved ones. and they're getting their families. seeing fans and seeing people in panic. they did the right thing. >> i love this city. this city is my home. it can be crazy. we all know that. and we all want to feel safe. >> reporter: the d.c. mayor released a statement saying, the shooting appears to have ivolved a dispute between two people in two vehicles. no arrests have been made. officials say two people are
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being questioned. olympic officials are responding to reports about the sleeping arrangements in tokyo. athletes' beds are made from cardboard so they can be recycled. they were designed to hold one person, and one calling them anti-sex beds. one responded by jumping on a bed in a twitter video. the official twitter account thanked him for debunking the rumor that the beds are sturdy. >> anti-sex beds at the olympics. the next story, someone has some explaining to do. >> explaining how that car wound up in the bottom of a swimming pool in lakewood, colorado. a diver was deployed to help attach a chain to the vehicle. >> isn't there an episode of "the office" about this? it was used to pull the car out. the teenaged driver, shocking and passenger got out, and weren't injured. first responders got cheeky posting about the incident saying going in was probably a bit easier than coming out.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> did you get -- >> when you were a teenage and you had your learner's permit or driver's license. >> i got into a fender-bender and almost never drove again. this would have been death on arrival for me. >> yeah. i got in a fender-bender the day i got my license. right after i left the dmv. >> i would change my name, cross the border, do whatever i can to get away from my parents. coming up, we have sports with mona, including the x-games star who is only 12 years old. >> that's right. first, the latest at a chemical spill at a water park that sends hundreds to the hospital. and britney spears lashes out against her critics on social media ahead of another court hearing today. you're watching "world news now." a life ins 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
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a texas water park will remain closed through today, after a chemical spill. investigators say there was a vapor release containing sulfuric acid and bleach saturday at six flags near houston. it started at a children's pool. nearly three dozen people were sent to the hospital. officials are trying to figure out what caused the leak.
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britney spears says she will not be performing as long as her father is in control of her conservatorship. that statement comes before another hearing in spears' case. but today's court session is not expected to be anything like what spears revealed over the weekend. christine sloan reports. ♪ i don't need permission made my own decisions ♪ ♪ that's my prerogative ♪ >> reporter: this morning, pop icon britney spears taking aim at her critics on social media. ♪ you know that you're toxic ♪ >> reporter: telling her more than 31 million instagram followers that the conservatorship headed by her father jamie spears has quote killed my dreams, and that for those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos, look, i'm not going to be performing on any stage any time soon with my dad handling what i wear, say, do, or think. i've done that for the past 13 years. i'd much rather share videos yes, from my living room instead of on stage in vegas.
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♪ in the center of the ring like a circus ♪ >> reporter: spears' latest post comes after she lashed out at those close to her. after they shared supportive posts online. spears saying they weren't there for her when she was drowning. she slammed her sister, jamie-lynn, for performing her music in 2017. writing, i don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed my songs to remixes. my so-called support system hurt me deeply. spears is fighting to end the 13-year conservatorship that has controlled her life and career for 13 years. today, the singer's co-conservator, jodi montgomery, is going to court. she is going to ask for security for her, claiming she has received death threats. ♪ i call the shots ♪ >> reporter: spears has received support from fans and celebrities and says she is hopeful, a judge allowed her to hire her own attorney, hollywood
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heavy weight matthew rosengart. her next hearing is scheduled for september. mona? andrew? >> a lot of layers to this story. christine, thank you. next, we're talking about the blinged-out nails for "in the heights." and the youngest gold medal winner in the history of the x-games. we're back with sports, with mona. that's me.
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one of this summer's hottest movies is teaching us all, we need to know about the heights. >> our special look behind the magic. will gass is here now. >> reporter: thee years ago, she was doing nails out of her parents' living room. in the bronx. now, she is the artist behind some of the most blinged out claws ever seen. we talked to her about this dream come true. the singing. the dancing. and the nails. the summer's hottest film, "in the heights," featuring the clawsome work of lisset robles. >> having my family watch and feeling proud of me. say you're famous now. >> reporter: only three years ago, lisset was living with her parents in the bronx, doing people's nails out of their living room, after being fed up with less than polished performances from her local salon.
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>> sometimes i would not get what i really wanted so i'm like, you know, i'm going to do my own nails. >> reporter: after going to school for nails, lisset started accepting clients. >> i like this. i like working with people. hearing friends and histories. and getting to know them. >> reporter: one of her first, a fellow immigrant from the dominican republic. >> i was like, i know her. i didn't know from where. once i finished with her, okay, let me google her. >> reporter: "orange is the new black" star, dascha pilanco. the two hit it off. remaining close. when she was up for "in the heights," she knew there was only one person who bring to life the insane nails of the salon ladies. she spent four hours on dascha's lime green crystal nails alone. working around the clock for three days straight to achieve the pitch-perfect look for all
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of the characters in the salon. ♪ she is getting her taste from hollywood. and her salon, far from the corner of her parents' living room. >> to help my family, my dad, my mom, my aunt, and grandparents. sending money. >> reporter: lisset has a waiting list weeks long. and it shines bright on the art and the culture. what would your advice be to someone who is at the very beginning stages of exploring that passion? >> we say never give up. always try to put more than 100% of herself in whatever you do. >> reporter: despite all of the bling, her focus is on nail health. that's why she doesn't work with acrylics. it's all-natural. you can check her out on instagram. manicure, anybody? >> i could feel lisset who said she started because she couldn't find someone to do it right.
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i was one bad nail job from taking classes. i was fed up. one ad nail job fro
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call now! ♪ ♪ oh, you can forget about "sportscenter" because it is time, now, for "sports with mona." >> that's me. >> we're starting with the british open. yeah? >> i want to bring out a disclaimer for anyone who thought we were talking about tennis. >> right. who would think that? >> i don't know. we're talking about golf. and his name is collin morikawa. he's only 24 years old and not only just competed in his first open. he's won it. that's been accomplished twice. in the past 25 years. he played his final round without a boogie. >> bogey. >> and several times making clutch putts.
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>> that means he's really good. he beat out other golfers like jordan spieth. >> not spieth? i can't believe he beat him. >> another top five finish for spieth. he'll crack it soon. and a big one for milwaukee at the nba finals. >> the bucks are now one victory away from their first championship since 1971. they held off a comeback by the phoenix suns in game five. late in the fourth quarter, kendall jenner's boyfriend devon booker was stopped on a drive. and jrue holiday ripped the ball and sent an alley-oop pass to giannis antetokounmpo, with the slam and the foul with 20 seconds. >> her remember when the suns were up 2-0, and now they are down 3-2. with the bucks' third-straight
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victory, that's where the system is. they are one game away, the bucks are, from being crowned nba champions. the game is tomorrow on abc. >> i read somewhere that he will fulfill kobe's -- his tweet where he said he thinks that the bucks are going to win. >> and booker was doing that. he was close with kobe bryant. and history being made at the x-games. >> guy curry is the youngest gold medalist in x-games history. he is the first to land 1080. >> it's about degrees. >> that's making three, full revolutions, while airborne on a small format ramp that goes vertical. curry beat out eight other competitors, including tony hawk, who was a surprise entry in the competition. >> isn't skateboarding huge there? aren't you from california? yes? >> got to move on. finally, to a stunning upset in the world of soccer. >> that's right. not on the field, on instagram. this pic of lionel messi with
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new overnight on "world news now," parties in britain, as nearly all covid restrictions were lifted at midnight. there isn't much to celebrate as the delta variant spreads. some u.s. hot spots overwhelmed with more covid patients than at any point in the pandemic. the american star athlete testing positive just days before the olympics. and the lawmakers testing positive after a meeting with the vice president. this morning, the hunt for suspects after gunshots sent the crowd fleeing a washington nationals baseball game, and running in the dugouts. sunday, increased security at nationals park. the latest in this case. the battle against wildfires ramping up in the west. one blaze exploding in size over the weekend. the region's hot, dry
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temperatures are especially tough on this christmas tree farm where half of the trees for the upcoming season have died. countdown to liftoff. amazon founder jeff bezos just hours away from riding his own rocket to space. but he won't be alone. 82-year-old wally funk, part of the crew. what she is saying about the launch. in "the skinny," the latest on "space jam." matt damon's revelation about parenthood. and peppa pig teaching kids to speak in a british accent. it's monday, july 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hello. are you all right? >> i had a feeling you were going to do that. you nail it. > i was smiling throughout the whole intro, just waiting to do it. it's funny. on friday, i showed andrew a video of this girl who was -- she was english. and she said, stop doing an english accent if you're
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american. and there's a guy that joins in as an american. the fact you think it's a choice. he does it in a british accent of course. >> we can't resist. >> i don't think they do it. i don't think they fake american accents. >> reverse? >> yeah. i just can't help it. you're right. you're right, love. i'll stop. >> i want you to keep going. i want you to do the whole show. >> the whole show in a british accent. i'm not trying to offend an entire country. >> imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. >> yes. that's what i will tell myself. we'll get to that, of course. an interesting story. we begin this half hour, with the fast-spreading delta variant, driving up covid cases here at home and abroad. >> despite the surge, across the pond, residents celebrated as coronavirus restrictions were lifted at midnight.
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british prime minister boris johnson self isolating following contact with an infected cabinet minister. >> in a blow for the olympics, tennis star coco gauff has tested positive for covid. she will not be playing at the tokyo games. >> 65% of americans 12 and over, have received at least one dose of the vaccine. that's roughly 185 million people. abc's trevor ault has more. >> reporter: with the delta variant surging, some hospitals and covid hot spots reaching a breaking point. admitting more patients now than any other point in the pandemic. at this arkansas medical center, officials saying the hospital is full. >> we're back in emergency mode, without having a public health emergency declared. >> reporter: the delta variant is now driving up cases everywhere but south dakota and wyoming. alongside arkansas, the highest infection rates are in florida and missouri. >> we've been doing this as long
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as we can. and we're losing too many patients. and our staff members are burned out. >> reporter: in los angeles county, with new cases up four-fold since the fourth of july, an indoor mask mandate back in place for everyone, even if they are fully vaccinated. it's a decision the surgeon general says does not conflict with cdc guidance. >> in areas where there are low numbers of vaccinated people or where cases are rising, it's very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures. >> reporter: while the biden administration reports vaccination rates are rising in states with the worst infection rates, they believe rampant misinformation around covid is still getting in the way. >> if we had the pushback for vaccines the way we're seeing in certain media, you probably would still have spall -- smallpox.
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>> reporter: facebook responding to president biden's claim that people by not doing more to combat misinformation, posting that vaccine acceptance among facebook users has increase. and ricki hamm spent 17 years flying patients to uab hospital, before he became infected in january. this week, he walked out of the hospital to cheers from his co-workers, after a 187-day fight. cdc day say data says 75% of 12 to 18-year-olds are not vaccinated. when states like tennessee are banning pro-vaccine content aimed towards teenagers, alabama is launching a tiktok contest for young people. they will pay the winners $250 for creatively explaining why they got the shot. trevor ault, abc news, new york. the white house says vice president kamala harris had a routine doctor's appointment at walter reed medical center on sunday. it comes days after harris was with lawmakers, and several tested positive for covid
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despite being vaccinated. a spokesperson for harris says the vice president was not in close contact with the infected lawmakers and was not at risk of exposure. hunt is under way for the shooter or shooters that caused panic at a washington nationals baseball game. police have released a picture of a vehicle they say was involved in saturday night's gunfire outside of nationals park. three people were wounded, one a bystander that attended the nats/padres game and said inside there was chaos. some worried there was an active shooter inside the stadium. >> nobody knew what to do. people started to hit the deck. we were lying on the ground because we thought there was somebody above us with a gun. >> the incident came a day after a mass shooting only two miles away, that left 6-year-old naya courtney dead and five others wounded. a $60,000 reward is being offered in that case. forecasters say there will
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be critically dangerous fire weather in california and oregon for the next day. that's not good news for the crews fighting a fire south of lake tahoe. it's scorched 30-square miles. forced hundreds of homes to be evacuated. the largest wildfire near oregon. the oregon/california border has burned 476 square miles. that's the size of los angeles. the hot, dry weather in oregon is a financial nightmare for christmas tree farmers. a couple that runs a farm says the recent heat wave killed about half of the trees they were planning on celebrating during this year's holiday season. >> we're watching the trees that we've been growing for six-plus years. every year you trim, you fertilize. you have labor costs all into that. and you're watching them die in one day. >> reduced supplies of christmas trees could translate to higher prices during the holiday season. . now to the aftermath of the deadly flooding across western
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europe. large piles of muddy debris lined streets in some german cities that saw catastrophic flooding since last week. angela merkel toured the damage sunday, calling it surreal. flooding is blamed for about 190 deaths and hundreds are missing. merkel says the devastation is one reason for faster action to combat climate change. pope francis remembered those victims in his first public prayers from the vatican since having intestinal surgery. francis addressed the crowd for 14 minutes, reportedly sounded winded by the end. he recommended summer as a time for rest, contemplation and compassion. a 2-year-old was hurt during a partial deck collapse outside baltimore. part of the deck gave way ysterday at a home in ferndale. two people suffered serious injuries. no word on what caused the collapse. the search for a lost dog in ohio, has been found. firefighters broke through a
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wall to rescue the pooch. the terrier mix was missing for five days. crews believed she was trapped behind the wall the entire time. she apparently fell down a crevasse and there was no way to lift her out. her name is gerdy. she is okay. only took ten minutes of hammering to get her out. >> oh, my gosh. i can only imagine how scared she was for a few days. my gosh. >> she is back with her family. very excited to get out of that wall. coming up, all systems are go for the launch of jeff bezos into space. meantime charges are being considered for one man who climbed his way into space, we're talking about 30 stories up, to the top of a ride at a theme park. how about this for a far-out phenomenon. the popular cartoon that is giving american children british accents. spice girls did it for me. you're watching "world news now." a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly
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charges are still being considered against a man who climbed to the top of a ride at a theme park outside of los angeles. he scaled the 300-foot scream machine at knott's berry farms. saturday night. he came down after 90 minutes and was taken to the hospital. police have not explained why he did it. los angeles police are
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offering a $50,000 reward of the hit-and-run death of a popular podcaster. the show takes a humorous look at dating life and pop culture. he was hit by a car when he crossed the street. in the beverly grove native. the missouri native was 26. conditions in west texas are predicted to be food for the launch of jeff bezos and three others into space. >> they will experience three minutes of weightlessness during the 11-minute flight. gio benitez has more. >> reporter: before amazon founder jeff bezos is set to launch into space, officials say it's all times go. >> blue shepherd is ready to fly. >> reporter: bezos, posting this video of his crew seeing the blue origin rocket for the first time in saturday. joining bezos, his brother, mark and 82-year-old wally funk. funk trained in the 1960s to become one of the first female astronauts.
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but never got her chance to blast off until now. >> i couldn't be better. >> reporter: she will become the oldest person to fly into space. >> oliver, welcome. >> reporter: oliver daemen will be the youngest to exit the atmosphere and the first paying civilian aboard a spacecraft. daeman won his seat after the bidder of this auction, paid $28 million for a spot on the rocket. but the winner dropped out. citing scheduling conflicts. daeman's father, paying the next-highest bid, securing his spot. bezos will be the second billionaire to leave the planet after richard branson launched his virgin galactic space ship last week. the 11-minute blue origin flight will send it 62 miles above the surface, farther than branson's
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53 miles. they will have three or four minutes of weightlessness before descending back into the atmosphere. there's no pilot onboard. the blue origin ship is completely autonomous. this has been tested 15 times before. but this will be the first time with humans onboard. gio benitez, abc news, van horn, texas. you will be envious of this. we have video of gio inside where the astronauts train. >> you can see how compact it is. the biggest windows ever built for a spacecraft. quite the view. >> everyone gets a window seat. you can watch abc news live coverage of the launch tomorrow morning. >> would you go? >> i wouldn't be the first. i don't have to be first. i'm going to watch it. i want to see what happens. when we come back, lebron james makes a slam dunk at the weekend box office and rumor has it that adele
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is quite the basketball fan. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny just give me the skinny ♪ ♪ skinny just give me the skinny ♪ time, now, for "the skinny," starting with a new legacy at the weekend box office. >> it was a slam dunk with the "space jam" sequel, benching
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"black widow" out of the top spot. >> lebron james and his team of characters, scored nearly $32 million, the biggest opening for a kids targeted film since before the pandemic began. >> critics gave "space jam: a new legacy," a 30% splat on rotten tomatoes. that means not even a rotten review. james couldn't resist tweeting out a deadline article saying he is upset, saying, hi, haters. with a smiley face. >> i saw it. >> what did you think? >> i thought it was great. another article said, this is still for children. i saw the first one when i was like six years old, five years old, something like that. i loved it. they're saying the '80s and '90s babies are holding on to nostalgia. the obsession with the past. it's not michael jordan or the original movie. it's a nice twist. >> as long as kids don't read
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"the new york times" review, they'll be all right. >> yeah. or go on rotten something else going on, the nba finals. >> he was spotted courtside for game five of saturday night in phoenix. the lakers got bounced in round one. he made the finals himself, james did. this one, he is sitting out, showing support for suns star and close friend, fellow banana boater, chris paul. >> i remember that. and dwyane wade, right? he is smiling there. but i know he is punching the air. he is a true competitor and has not sat out from the finals for a time. it adele has quite a basketball fan. thanks to lebron james. sitting next to james' agent, rich paul, whom she is rumored to be dating. that woman's love life bleeds into her dating. you live your best life. next, to matt damon getting
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plenty of accolades inside hollywood but maybe not so much at home. >> he tells sunday morning, that his kids can be the biggest critics, including his 15-year-old daughter isabella, who refuses to see maybe his best hit "goodwill hunting." >> she doesn't want to see movies that i'm in that might be good. >> what do you mean? >> she likes to give me [ bleep ]. >> that's one of his best. come on. damon isn't afraid to tap the brakes on work to be with his family. he's taking this fall off to help his family get settled here in new york. saying his priority is to be a strong presence in his children's lives. >> do you think she's seen "american pie"? >> that's "euro trip." counting down the minutes until one of our friends steps into alex trebek's shoes. robin roberts is set to start her week guest-hosting "jeopardy!" tonight.
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she follows her fellow "gma" anchor george stephanopoulos. >> she wanted to bring a little bit of alex back to the podium. she says just a little bit.
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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! ♪ stop, look and listen stop, look and listen ♪ ♪ stop, look and listen ♪ high-fives. during our pandemic time, stop, look and listen in front of the tv has been one of our few escapes. >> but for kids, one show has provided them more than just escape. it's teaching them a whole new way to talk. william ganss, what have you got? >> i was not ready for the hey, babes or the andrew accent. in the begin stages of the pandemic, across the country, parents were forced to get creative to keep kids busy.
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a posh pig from the u.k., provided entertainment with some hilarious side effects. >> my daddy is an optician. he checks that you can see clearly. >> reporter: mattias knows his daughter loves peppa pig. but noticed something was really up, when danny returned to get eyeglasses with her mom. >> daddy, i went to the optician. it's a strange word for someone who speaks spanish and english and has no british ancestors whatsoever. >> reporter: a british accent and british slang sneaking their way into the california 5-year-old's every day vernacular. >> cookies, biscuits. this. >> reporter: this video on tiktok viewed nearly 10 million times. >> my daughter has what i would call the peppa pig british accent. >> how clever. >> reporter: parents tweeting about the so-called peppa effect. my 6-year-old calls the gas station a petrol station.
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for christmas, i had to put at a freaking mince pie for father christmas, or as we call him in states, santa. kids spending more time on the telly during the pandemic binge-watching peppa pig, free on youtube. >> that was my lifesaver for the first two months while my wife was out working and i was working from home with our daughter. >> reporter: from february 2020 to 2021, peppa was the second-most asked for children's cartoon, only after "spongebob squarepants." peppa was the on-call babysitter. basically for the beginning part of the pandemic? >> it's like a british nanny was pig version. >> oh, daddy, i think i might be a chatterbox. >> reporter: i might be a chatterbox, too. the company behind peppa pig, says in a statement, she is a friend and as we do with friends
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th this morning on "world news now," covid ending the chances of a star olympic athlete. the delta variant driving up cases in 48 states. some hospitals seeing more patients than at any time during the pandemic. an ambulance group under fire, emts are among those shot in a series of attacks. details just in. >> breaking news from tokyo about the beds at the olympics after a report warned they purposefully weren't strong enough for sex. what organizers are now saying. get ready for a claw-some start to your week. we are talking about the nail artist behind the blinged-out nails of in the hype and how a friendship led to the must-have
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manicures in the summer's hottest movies. it's monday, july 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everyone. glad to have you back with us, k here. >> yeah. i also worked this weekend but i feel like i've always been here so i haven't blinked. >> we'll keep rallying on. more on the nails there, cardi b. nails, with all of the jewels and all of that. >> i asked you about space jam earlier. have you seen "in the heights"? >> i haven't. >> a friend of mine rented it. >> i'm so far behind on watching movies that have come out over the summer. black widow is another one. >> you want to be out and about, right? >> yes. starting to return to normal so trying to go out there a little bit more. and that's where we begin this half hour, with the return
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to normal as covid continues to spike across the country. cruise season cruise ship to set sail from the city since operations were halted because of the pandemic. with the delta variant on the rise, millions in los angeles are required to wear masks indoors. day after day, the delta variant tightening its grip on the nation. now responsible for driving up cases everywhere but south dakota and wyoming. alongside arkansas, the highest infection rates are in florida and missouri. >> this delta virus is really a cause of greater concern. this is not last year's virus. >> reporter: hospitalizations are up, as well, in covid hot spots. they are admitting patients more than any point in the pandemic. one arkansas hospital out of beds as admissions in the state surge by 80%. >> we're back to emergency nodel new covid cases.
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the surgeon general concerned that misinformation particularly by social media is fueling vaccination hesitancy. >> stop and verify your sources before you post stories online. >> reporter: in los angeles county, with new cases up four-fold since july 4th, an indoor mask mandate is back in place for everyone, even the fully vaccinated. a decision the surgeon general says does not conflict with cdc guidelines. >> in areas where there's low numbers of vaccinated people, or where cases are rising, it's very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures. >> reporter: the fda accelerating the process to fully approve the pfizer vaccine. dr. anthony fauci says it could come in a matter of months. a cdc panel meeting this week to discuss booster shots although no vote is scheduled. and in florida where covid cases has nearly doubled in a week, pandemic restrictions on cruise ships remaining in place. late saturday, a federal appeals court temporarily blocking the
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previous ruling that would have lifted cdc rules. >> american tennis star coco gauff was forced to pull out of the olympics after the covid test came back positive. the 17-year-old tweeted that she hopes there will be many more chances to fulfill her dreams of representing the u.s. at the summer games. more than two dozen people associated with the game have tested tv including two soccer players in the olympic village, from south africa. angela merkel says the deadly flooding in her country and across western europe, is proof that faster action is needed to combat climate change. maggie rulli surveyed the damage in germany. >> reporter: as floodwaters began to recede in germany, scenes of utter devastation revealed. at least 187 people are dead in germany and belgium. officials say more than 300 are still missing. at the rescue mission, now charged with focusing on recovery. days of heavy rains have caused catastrophic flooding, turning roads into debris-filled rivers.
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sweeping away cars. trapping people in their homes. some places swept away by the raging water. landslides engulfing towns. german chancellor angela merkel visiting a hard-hit city. calling the damage shocking and surreal. we were in a nearby medieval town. homes from the 1500s now caked with mud. cut off during the floods, the town is still without water and electricity. when the floodwaters came through here, they ripped apart that home. hard to fathom the force to tear apart concrete like this. it took trees, uprooted them and tossed them on the riverbank. it destroyed everything. this town is now completely cut off. this man telling us how he escaped to his roof. barely saving his elderly mother from drowning. neighbors coming together to salvage what's left. i want to show you this massive pile of rumble. this is a fraction of what has been destroyed. as the storms move south, and
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the waters recede, fears of homes collapsing and dams breaking, means that thousands of people are still evacuated. maggie rulli, abc news, western germany. president biden is vowing to appeal a federal judge's ruling that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation in the daca program. biden is also calling on congress to pass legislation to protect the so-called dreamers who were brought to this country as children. the ruling bars new applications for the obama era program but doesn't affect existing recipients. at least two people are dead after an attack in arizona. police say a man opened fire. two men opened fire on an ambulance crew yesterday afternoon. leaving a dmv in critical condition. the man is accused of shooting several people as they tried to pull out of a nearby house fire, killing a neighbor and injuring two others, including a firefighter. police say a body was found in the burned home and three children who lived in the house are missing.
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the suspect was critically wounded in a shootout with police. this morning the hunt is under way for the shooter or shooters who caused chaos and panic at a washington nationals baseball game. more than 27,000 fans went to nationals park yesterday hours after many worried the stadium had become an active shooter scene. this morning police on the hunt for suspects after gunshots sent crowds fleeing a washington nationals baseball game. gunfire echoing across the stadium saturday night in the middle of the sixth inning. >> the padres dugout now, too. >> reporter: some fans running to the dugouts to take cover. others ducking under seats. fearing an active shooter. >> please remain calm and remain inside the stadium. >> we were lying on the ground. we thought there was somebody above us with a gun. >> reporter: police say three people were injured in the shooting, including one person who attended the game. d.c. police say they are trying to find this vehicle, possibly involved in the shooting. on sunday, an increased security
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presence at nationals park, as fans return to watch the team resume the game. erin douglas thinking it was safe enough to bring her children to the stadium. >> we thought that was isolated. we didn't read more into it. that is sad, to think, if we go to a public event, how do we leave this event? leaving with our kids and their safety. >> both team managers getting emotional reflecting on saturday's violence. >> to be with the men in there. they're going out and thinking about their loved ones. and they're getting their families. seeing fans and seeing people in panic. they did the right thing. >> i love this city. this city is my home. it can get crazy. we all know that. we all want to feel safe. >> reporter: dc mayor muriel bowser and the team released a statement saying, the shooting appears to have involved a dispute between two people in two vehicles. no arrests have been made. officials say two people are being questioned.
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olympic officials are responding to reports about the sleeping arrangements in tokyo. athletes' beds are made from cardboard so they can be recycled. they were designed to hold one person, and one calling them anti-sex beds. one responded by jumping on a bed there. the official twitter account thanked him for debunking the rumor adding that the beds are sturdy. >> anti-sex beds at the olympics. the next story, someone has some explaining to do. >> explaining how that car wound up in the bottom of a swimming pool in lakewood, colorado. a diver was deployed to help attach a chain to the vehicle. >> isn't there an episode of "the office" about this? it was used to pull the car out. the teenage driver and passenger got out and weren't injured. the first responders got cheeky saying going in was probably a bit easier than coming. coming out. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> did you get -- >> i got into a fender-bender and almost never drove again. this would have been death on arrival for me. >> yeah. i got in a fender-bender the same day i got my license. right after i left the dmv. >> i would change my name, cross the border, do whatever i can to get away from my parents. coming up, we have sports with mona, including the x-games star who is only 12 years old. >> that's right. first, the latest at a chemical spill at a water park that sends dozens of people to the hospital. and britney spears lashes out against her critics on social media ahead of another court hearing today. 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
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a texas water park will remain closed through today, after a chemical spill. investigators say there was a vapor release containing sulfuric acid and bleach at six flags in houston. it started at a children's pool. nearly three dozen people were sent to the hospital.
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officials are still trying to figure out what caused the leak. britney spears says she will not be performing as long as her father is in control of her conservatorship. that statement comes before another hearing in spears' case. but today's court session is not expected to be anything like what spears revealed over the weekend. christine sloan reports. ♪ i don't need permission made my own decisions ♪ ♪ that's my prerogative ♪ >> reporter: this morning, pop icon britney spears taking aim at her critics on social media. ♪ you know that you're toxic ♪ >> reporter: telling her more than 31 million instagram followers that the conservatorship headed by her father jamie spears has quote killed my dreams and for those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos, look, i'm not going to be performing any stages any time soon with my dad handling what i wear, do, say, or think. i've done that for the past 13 years. i would rather share videos from my living room than on-stage in vegas. ♪ in the center of the ring like
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a circus ♪ >> reporter: spears' latest post comes after she lashed out at those close to her. after they shared supportive posts online. spears saying they weren't there she slamheer, mie-lynn, for per music in 2017. writing, i don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed my songs to remixes. my so-called support system hurt me deeply. spears is fighting to end the 13-year conservatorship that has controlled her life and career for 13 years. today, the singer's co-conservator, jodi montgomery, is scheduled to be in court. asking for the estate to pay for additional security for her, claiming she has received death threats. ♪ i call the shots ♪ >> reporter: spears has received support from fans and celebrities and says she is hopeful, a judge allowed her to hire her own attorney, hollywood heavy weight matthew rosengart. her next hearing is scheduled
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for september. mona? andrew? >> a lot of layers to this story. christine, thank you. next, we're talking about the blinged-out nails for "in the heights." and the youngest gold medal winner in the history of the x-games. we're back with sports, with mona. that's me.
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one of this summer's hottest movies is teaching us all, we need to know about the heights. >> our special look behind the magic. will ganss is here now. >> reporter: thee years ago, she was doing nails out of her parents' living room. in the bronx. now, she is the artist behind some of the most blinged out claws hollywood has ever seen. we spoke to her at her new studio in the bronx about this dream come true. the singing. the dancing. and the nails. the summer's hottest film, "in the heights," featuring the clawsome work of lisset robles. >> having my family watch and feeling proud of me. say you're famous now. >> reporter: only three years ago, lisset was living with her parents in the bronx, doing nails out of their living room after being fed up with paying for less than polished performances from her local
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salon. >> i said, i'm going to do my own nails. >> reporter: after going to school for nails, lisset started accepting clients. >> i like this. i like working with people. hearing friends and histories. and getting to know them. >> reporter: one of her first, a fellow immigrant from the dominican republic. >> i was like, i know her. but i don't know from where. until i was like, okay, once i finished with her, okay, let me google her. >> reporter: "orange is the new black" star, dascha pilanco. the two hit it off. and remaining close. when she was up for "in the heights," she knew there was only one person who was all about decorating and bringing to life the insane nails of the salon ladies. she spent four hours on dascha's lime green crystal nails alone. she worked around the clock to get the pitch-perfect look for all of the characters in the salon.
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♪ she is getting her taste from hollywood. and her business, has her own location far from the corner of her parents' living room. >> to help my family, my dad, my mom, my aunt, and grandparents. we are sending money. >> reporter: lisset has a waiting list weeks long. and her work shines bright celebrating latinx art, immigrants and culture. >> what would your advice be to someone who is at the very beginning stages of exploring that passion? >> we say never give up. always try to put more than 100% of yourself into whatever you do. >> reporter: despite all of the bling, her focus is on nail health. that's why she doesn't work with acrylics. it's all-natural. you can check her out on instagram. manicure, anybody? >> i could feel lisset who said she started because she couldn't
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find anyone to do it right. i was one bad nail job from taking classes. i was fed up.
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look, i gotta say something. 'said it before and i'll say it again. if i thought a reverse mortgage was just some nd 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 vement 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! ♪ oh, you can forget about "sportscenter" because it is time, now, for "sports with mona." >> that's me. >> we're starting with the british open. yeah? >> i want to bring out a disclaimer for anyone who thought we were talking about tennis. >> right. who would think that? >> i don't know. we're talking about golf. and his name is collin morikawa. he's only 24 years old and not only just competed in his first open, he's won it. that's been accomplished twice in the last 25 years. the american played his final round without a bogey. >> bogey. >> and several times making clutch putts. >> that means he's really good.
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he beat out other golfers like jordan spieth. >> not spieth? >> the second, at only 24 years old, after the pga last year. i can't believe he beat him. >> not top five finish for spieth. another top five finish for spieth. and a big one for milwaukee at the nba finals. >> the bucks are now one victory away from their first nba championship since 1971. they held off a comeback by the phoenix suns in game five. late in the fourth quarter, kendall jenner's boyfriend devon booker was stopped on a drive. and jrue holiday ripped the ball and sent an alley-oop pass to giannis antetokounmpo, with the slam and the foul with 20 seconds left. >> when they were saying suns in four, now down 3-2. with the bucks' third-straight victory, that's where the series is. they are one game away, the bucks are, from being crowned nba champions. the game is tomorrow on abc.
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>> i read somewhere that he will fulfill kobe's -- his tweet where he said he thinks that the bucks are going to win. >> and booker was doing that. as well, he was close to kobe bryant as well. and history being made at the x-games. 12-year-old guy curry from brazil is the youngest gold medalist in x games history. he is the first skateboarder to land a 1080. >> it's about right. >> that's making three, full revolutions, while airborne on a small format ramp that goes vertical. curry beat out eight other competitors including skateboarding legend and san diego native tony hawk, tuallyise trinhe competition. >> isn't skateboarding huge there? yes? aren't you from california? >> got to move on. finally, to a stunning upset in the world of soccer. >> that's right. not on the field, on instagram. this pic of lionel messi with the trophy, following
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argentina's win over brazil has become the most liked sports
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>> cheerio. right now on "america this morning" -- a surge in coronavirus cases. health officials sounding the alarm as new infections rise in nearly every state. some areas now putting mask mandates back into place. zblunchts one of the biggest anytimes at the olympic games forced to withdraw after testing positive. >> back to the ballpark. fans returning to nationals park less than 24 hours after erupted outside the stadium. the historic heat wave fueling dozens of fires in the west and new concerns about what the heat is doing to christmas trees. cleared for launch.

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