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what's burning in northern washington state has scorched nearly 60 re miles and is % contained.forcedinsota's poll quality alert for most of the art desir and former roman catholic cardinal theodore mccarrick has been criminally charged with the sexual abuse of a minor. he is accused of molesting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s. mccarrick, now 91, is the former archbishop of washington, d.c. he was defrocked in 2019, after a vatican investigation found him guilty of sex crimes. switching gears. "the black widow" is taking disney to court. >> scarlett johansson is upset with abc's parent company. the star of the new marvel film says, the way it was rolled out
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cost her millions of dollars. here's andrea fujii. >> reporter: this morning, scarlett johansson taking on disney over the release of her nw movie, "black widow." the actress filing suit against the walt disney company thursday, alleging breach of crasfter the fil was arli tot ts o according tosu, omns for thmoe ttooxceve to go back srt. that ever do that to anyone again. itional ticket sales and streaming. according to a report in "the wall street journal," the actress may have lost out on $50 million. johansson is accusing disney of releasing the movie to disney plus to gain more subscribers and boost their stock price. her attorney saying that disney knew that the cannibalization such receipts by disney plus would save marvel, and by
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extension disney, very large amounts of money that it would otherwise owe ms. johanson. disney, which owns abc, responding saying, there is no merit whatsoever to this filing. the lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the prolonged and global effects of the covid-19 pandemic. disney has fully complied with ms. johansson's contract and furthermore, the release of "black widow" on disney plus, with premier access, has ce hn top of the $20 million she has received to date. as covid fears continue to stunt theater sales, experts say johansson's lawsuit may set a precedent of other actors taking movie studios to court. >> they're probably going to have to figure out how to revise these contracts so the stars get a cut of the streaming business and not just a cut of the profit at the box office. >> reporter: johansson's complaint also alleys disney did not try to renegotiate her deal after the decision was made to stream "black widow."
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mona, victor? >> our thanks to andrea. it kind of just shows how covid has complicated a lot of things. disney forced to release it on streaming and the box office because of the pandemic. so -- >> lawsuit aside, really good movie. i watched it on disney plus. and having the convenience of streaming it at home, pretty great. >> definitely. a lot of people opted for that. >> worth the price. coming up, going for the gold. suni lee is beinicnewestoln gir. how she managed to grab the ld e hey roadtokyo. most amazing anniversary present what a man from oregon did to what a man from oregon did to surprise his wife.
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evt, lilly k gold went to south africa's tatjana schoenmaker who set a world record. >> breaking this morning, usa's conner fields was carried off the field on a stretcher after a bmx crash. the big news from yesterday came in gymnastics. will ganss has the details on the united states gold medal performance. hey, will. >> oh, yeah, gold is the word of the morning. but with the heavily favored simone biles sitting out of the all-around competition, as we know, the spotlight fell on 18-year-old suni lee, who not only stepped up. she shined. it's official. today is sunisa lee day. the governor of minnesota and the mayor of st. paul issuing proclamations honoring suni lee, their hometown hero and america's new golden girl. >> gets that control back. >> wow. >> reporter: suni extending a u.s. tradition dating back to 1984, of placing first in the women's all-around gymnastics
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competition at the olympics. >> this medal definitely means a lot to me because there was a point in time where i wanted to quit, and i just didn't think i >> the word proud -- it's understatement. there's no word that can describe it.erne fan. building a practice balance beam in the backyard when she was young. >> the beam i built for her, it was out of two by four wood with -- covered with an old air mattress. you know, we couldn't afford a real one. >> reporter: in 2019, two days before suni's nationals competition, her father fell off a ladder, paralyzed from the chest down. now, suni sharing a video of her dad an c
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her win, suni writing, "the people i do it all for." >> i feel great that she accomplished our dream, like she said, it's reporter: after her incredible victory, suni heading back to the hotel for a celebratory pizza party for one, until simone biles showed up to instagram s overnight. writing,y are simply not in sync. i don't think you realize how dangerous this is on a hard competition surface, adding, nor do i have to explain why i put my health first, physical health is mental health. so here's the deal, you guys. if simone decides to compete again or decides not to, she has to make that decision 24 hours before her next event, which would be the vault on sunday. sunday is also the same day that suni is set to compete again, but for her it would be on the
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uneven bars. there's a lot of stuff to keep our eye on as the weekend progresses. >> there's no "i" in team. we're rooting for all of them. if simone biles decides to opt out, that's okay. >> hopefully she comes back, though. but suni, i mean -- >> awesome. look, i gotta say something. d ani'llay iagn.mortga i wouldn't even be here. it's just a loan, like any other, with one big difference-
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>> but it's back. >> yeah, better late than never. we head to oregon, where another lost relic of yesteryear has been recovered. >> drew gotfield shared this video of him renting out a movie theater just for the two of them ot a shock when he surprised h wit vid wedding she says a f at th cyouhe ta anded o to him. polka! ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ ♪ all the weather, all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ if you're an insomniac and a good night's sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the "world news" polka ♪ it's late at night and you're wide awake ♪ ♪ and you're not wearing pants
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