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hurricane grace left a trail of destruction as it made landfall yesterday near the popular tourist town of tulum, mexico. it caused rain and strong winds and flash flooding. it is set to make a second landfall on the gulf coast of mexico. but it is not supposed to threaten the u.s. britney spears is accused of battery, accused of striking one of her staffs. megan tevrizian has the details. >> reporter: britney spears under investigation, after battery during an altercation with one of her employees. >> the employee alleges that
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during that dispute, ms. spears struck her. >> during that altercation, alleging that spears struck her. >> reporter: no one was injured, but the housekeeper filing a complaint with the sheriff's office. >> this was extremely minor. >> reporter: matthew rosengart saying that the investigation is overflown sensational tabloid fodder. nogs more than a manufactured he said/she said, with a cell phone. no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever. ♪ all eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus ♪ >> reporter: it comes as the 39-year-old pop star seeks to regain control of her life and fortune. her father, jamie spears, has been her conservator since 2008. now, jamie says she plans to step down from that role he's held for 13 years. >> these are only allegations. i don't see that impacting the conservatorship proceedings. if more facts come to light and
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we learn more about this, hypothetically, it could impact proceedings. but at this time, there's no reason to think that it will. >> reporter: now, it's up to the district attorney's office to decide whether they will file charges. andrew? mona? >> megan, thank you. only fans says it's banning sexually explicit content in october. only fans grew during the pandemic, allowing sex workers to sell explicit content directly to fans. the company says it will ban the content to comply with its financial partners. coming up, how macy's is planning to resurrect toys "r" us across the country. and what it means for the future of retail. and the zoo, where they put you in a cage and let the animals roam free. finally. you're watching "world news now."
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but helping will make everything go back to normal again as soon as possible. you're part of a big family of helpers around the world. and you're making a big difference. find ways to help children feel safe at that's ♪ i don't want to grow up i'm a ♪ i don't want to grow up i'm a toys "r" us kid ♪
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♪ there's a million toys at toys "r" us that i can play with ♪ three years ago, we were forced to grow up and say good-bye to a retail institution. >> yeah. all of a sudden, we started to get back problems and knee problems. we can be toys "r" us kids. our own kid at heart, will ganss is here. >> reporter: i don't have a single back problem or knee problem, i'll have you know, miss mona. geoffrey the giraffe, he's back. toys "r" us plans to open in hundreds of locations. and before you check your calendar, it's not the '80s. it just feels like it. ♪ i don't want to grow up i'm a toys "r" us kid ♪ >> reporter: you can grow up and still be a toys "r" us kid. the fan-favorite retailer getting a new lease on life, thanks to macy's. toys "r" us, stop and shops, popping up in 400 macy's locations across the country by 2022. >> i think macy's is really smart to bring back this recognizable beloved brand.
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and they will hopefully make progress in fighting against amazon, walmart and target in the toy categories. i think it's very exciting. >> reporter: macy's saying that toy sales have grown exponentially last year with parents trying to entertain their quarantined kiddos. this new partnership is perfectly timed. >> consumers love to bring their kids into toys "r" us and have the experience with geoffrey the giraffe and all of the beloved toys and discovering new toys, as well. >> reporter: that's not the only shopping shakeup. amazon, announcing plans to open larger brick and mortar stores that will operate like department stores. >> no matter what you think how big online shopping is, consumers love to shop in stores. >> reporter: the new retail spaces will be 30,000 square feet, with the goal of boosting sales of clothing, electronics and other items. consumers able to try on apparel and accessories and test out the proprietary devices.
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a luxury not afforded by online shopping. >> you're not used to talking to alexa and asking her to play the news and your favorite song. >> alexa, what time is it? >> what the hell is wrong with this blasted thing? >> having that in-person experience with the devices would be exciting for the late adopter, older consumers, as well, that may not be comfortable with the alexa experience yet. >> reporter: the first amazon department stores are expected to be located in ohio and california. trae says locations across the country won't be far behind that. >> your most memorable toys "r" us experience. >> oh. you mentioned it a minute ago. >> pokemon cards. >> waiting in the long lines. >> they were long. i will say, trying to negotiate
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with my parents that my birthday is only eight months away. they might as well. >> how did it work? >> i'm a good negotiator. i had convincing arguments. >> the other one was me was n64 and "star wars" toys. ♪ i don't want to grow up i'm a toys "r" us kid ♪
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call now! time, now, for time, now, for "the mix," starting with a zoo that puts you in a cage. >> you wild animals. a lion sanctuary is dropping visitors inside plexiglas cages, stationed at the center of the lion's den. surrounding them with 77 rescued big cats. you actually pay for this experience. you pay up to $200 for it, for the privilege of spending 45 minutes up close and personal with the king of the jungle. >> the cage holds three people at a time. and it's monitored to see if it can carry the weight of the giant cats. >> i like it. i like the idea. next, to a canine with paternal instincts. >> opie is a goldendoodle in kentucky. bonding with his owners' infant son.
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never leaving his sight. he nuzzles the baby. and he stands guard over his crib and even gives him a perfectly gentle touch. >> the video posted by case's mother has been viewed nearly 2 million times. she says, we don't really consider him a pet. he is more like a family member. and i'm going to say a free baby sitter. and a therapy dog. well, it is polka time. >> presenting the multitalented >> >> presenting the multitalented emory burn. her album is out now on spotify and itunes. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather ♪ ♪ all the scores that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ if you're an insomniac and good night 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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deja vu: it's live with kelly and ryan! today, big screen star channing tatum. plus music sensation shania twain. also, how to spruce up your outdoor décor. and caroline rhea's here to make you smile. all next on live! ["man! i feel like a woman" by shania twain] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. ♪ men's shirts, short skirts ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ hi, déjà, good morning. kelly ripa! good morning, y'all! how's it going? what's happening? thursday, august 19th. it is thursday, august 19th, 2021. -my knee is back. -oh, it feels better? that's why i read from way over there by the wheel. i saw you do that, but i just assumed that you were in the bathroom again. no, no, no. it's back. it's back. i'm back to training.


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