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making news in america this morning, breaking right now, a plane forced to make an emergency landing. passengers injured. the images showing damage inside the plane. republican party officials are reportedly set to meet with the trump campaign amid mounting support to pull support for his run president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. a man opens his garage door to find a little guy staring back at him. a ten-foot alligator. the risky removal caught on camera. simone biles and michael phelps make olympic history as does a surprise and emotional victory for one of our female swimmers. all the highlights from the
a good friday morning to you. we begin with breaking news the a cross country flight forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence injured passengers. >> jetblue flight heading from boston to sacramento and landed in south dakota instead. now, the airline says 22 passengers and two crew members were injured as a result. look at this. the pictures from social media showing the plane's damaged bathroom. a passenger there in a neck brace. people on board describing the e >> it was almost like a bang like we hit a wall and just dropped straight down. there was stuff all in the aisles. you heard people crying. >> the injured passengers and crew members were taken to the hospital. no word on their conditions but we, of course, will continue to update you on this breaking story. we move on though to politics and hillary clinton expected to release her latest tax returns as soon as today. turning up the pressure on donald trump who is still refusing to release his.
as he faces more opposition from republicans. and there's also word this morning that the trump camp is meeting in orlando today with party officials reportedly to mend fences. abc's maggie rulli has the latest. >> it's either going to work or i'm going to, you know, i'm going to have a very, very nice, long vacation. >> reporter: it's a rare admission from donald trump asking for help as polls continue to show hillary clinton with a strong lead. >> ohio is very close but we need help. >> repor s about even historically red states. >> i'm having a tremendous problem in utah. >> reporter: as he doubles down on a new align of tack. >> i called president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. >> reporter: not walking back even when confronted by conservative talk show host hugh hewitt. >> he's not sympathetic to them. >> he was the founder. >> reporter: trump off course in what was supposed to be a week focused on the economy and hillary clinton gave her speech
plan. >> a more extreme version of the failed theory of trickle down economics with his own addition of outlandish trumpian ideas that even republicans reject. >> reporter: clinton also fending off more attacks about her e-mail. >> 33,000 e-mails, no good, folks. >> reporter: but the state department is backing her up saying there was nothing inappropriate in the staff and the clinton foundation when she was secretary of state. more than 70 former republican party officials signing a letter saying they want their party to stop supporting trump and instead use those towards congressional races. trump says he'll stop fund-raising for the gop if they pull money away from his campaign. kendis and diane. >> maggie rulli live in washington for us. maggie, thank you. breaking news overnight at least four people have been killed in a series of bombings across thailand.
dozens of other people have been injured. authorities say they may be politically motivated to undermine the military government there. they say there's no link to islamic terrorist groups. a troubling new report from syria. a medical group says 1500 people have been killed by chemical weapons with more than 160 attacks during the war. doctors now saying the use of chlorine bombs as the new normal. just yesterday eight convoys finally reached a of aleppo and were cooking leaves off trees to eat. the death toll expected to rise after a building explosion outside washington, d.c. at least two people are known dead but several residents of the apartment complex in silver spring are unaccounted for including young children. search operations resume this morning. dozens of people are also injured. residents had been complaining for years about pour maintenance and recently complained of a gas
charles parish, louisiana, after torrential rains. officials say it's a precautionary measure with more heavy rain expected. several roads have been closed because of flash flooding. public works crews are on standby across the state. as we look at the radar the heavy rainstorms hitting louisiana. areas around baton rouge and parts of mississippi could get seven inches of rain through the weekend. now to sports and two of the best olympic athletes solidified their spots in t books. last night in the pool it was michael phelps winning an event he's owned for more than a decade. >> and simone biles dominated the all-around competition setting a record margin of victory in gymnastics. 19-year-old simone biles is the queen of women's gymnastics. biles dominated the women's individual all-around final mastering the vault, the beam, the floor and gravity along with them to become the women's olympic champion.
silver redeeming herself after just missing a bronze medal your years ago and stole the shot with lots of emotion and a big hug afterwards. michael phelps faced off against ryan lochte. lochte's only individual swim but it was phelps who came away with the gold medal becoming the only to win four consecutive gold medals in the same event. lochte phelps placed second in the butterfly. in a huge surprise simone manuel tied for a gold medal with penny oleksiak and set a new olympic record. the u.s.' ryan muir struck struck gold but in the 200-meter semifinal it was more disappointment for missy franklin who failed to qualify meaning her rio olympics are now over.
olympics. for the u.s. looking at all of this. looking at the simone biles victory. the margin of victory she won by more than 1980 and 2012 combined. >> we cannot give you a sense of how big it was for the other simone, simone manuel and her victory last night. the first female american swimmer to win any medal, much less gold and, you know -- >> for an african-american. >> exactly. there's beens african-americans are swimmers and so this is just such a wonderful moment to see her do this. >> the look on her face when she touches the wall and gets out of the water and looks up and realizes she had just tied for gold. she had no idea that was going to happen and, of course, she cried as she heard the national anthem. >> the medal count, united states continues to lead with 16 golds, u.s. has the overall lead with 38. still ahead a new study
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they forgive the officer. mary knowlton was killed because the officer's gun was loaded when it was supposed to shoot blanks during a citizen's safety class. her husband was there but says he is not vengeful. >> people make big mistakes and they shouldn't have to live with it the rest of their life. >> i want to judge. i want to be angry. i want my mom back. i want one more day at least to say good-bye. >> officer lee coel was role-playing as a criminal when knowlton was shot and remains on administrative leave. police still aren't sure why his gun was loaded with live ammunition. >> macy's feeling the pressure from e-commerce and discounters so they're closing 100 of its locations. 14% of its stores. macy's says some of those properties are worth more as
sales and slower traffic but numbers weren't as bad as some had expected. that news from macy's was run reason for a milestone on wall street yesterday. all three major stock indexes reached record highs thursday. that hasn't happened since 1999 when the dotcom boom was in full swing. there is a new headache for volkswagen hackers can build a wireless device that will clone a vehicle's key and say 100 million volkswagens made in the last twoec and driven off by thieves. volkswagen confirms the flaw but says not all models are impacted. a pilot forced to make an emergency landing after the plane's landing gear malfunct malfunctioned. unwanted guest, a massive alligator inside a family's garage. how exactly did they get it out? . this... or this. today, there's a new option.
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kansas city, chicago and detroit. and in arkansas a search for three missing college students is now over. >> a happy ending. they were found in a cave dirty and exhausted but they weren't injured. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: relief after three students who disappeared in a cave are found safe. >> casey and here's daisuke. >> reporter: the trio found about 10 to 15 minutes from the entr >> i really scared. >> finally we heard a tiny voice off in the distance. >> reporter: 25-year-old casey sherwood a soon-to-be senior and cub scout leader who was reported missing by his wife along with two incoming freshmen japanese exchange students out on a spelunking expedition exploring the cavern during their summer break. >> pretty brutal cave and dan dangerous spots. >> reporter: brian says it shows the blowing cave. >> the rumor of course no one
>> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> detectives are looking into whether british player at the wimbledon tennis tournament was poisoned. gabriella taylor fell ill with a bacterial infection and had to drop out of wimbledon's junior tournament last month. the 18-year-old spent four months in the ic. some experts doubt that she was dlik ratley poisoned but her mother says the bacteria is so rare it could not have been an accident. federal officials say they're redirecting money from other programs to zika a $1 billion funding bill. in the meantime, health and human services is taking $81 million earmarked for medicare, medicaid and administration for children and families. government health officials call the move a short-term solution. marijuana may be legal in half the country but feds are keeping it on the list of the most dangerous drugs and a review determined pot has a hypotension for abuse and no accepted medical use but the government will allow more
effects. medical or recreational marijuana is legal in 25 states. >> the heart association raising an alarm about children's health and says 91% of young people do not have healthy diets and it found less than 1% of american children have what the group considers ideal cardiovascular health problems blamed on diets high in simple carbs such as sugary drinks. a video caught a small plane's landing he was so worried he didn't have landing gear he texted his family to tell them he loved them. a helicopter helped guide him down. it spun out but the pilot was not hurt. the plane also not seriously damaged. landing without gear. >> amazing landing there as you said now we know what sully is doing. okay, so it's a busy time for sports fans. of course we have the olympics but we have baseball and hallelujah, football. >> the details from our friends
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olympics. >> during the men's 200 individual medley. we know that michael phelps and ryan lochte were going head-to-head in the final there. in the home stretch, phelps was way ahead of the pack. but the announcer for the canadian broadcast company got a little confused. >> ryan lochte going to earn his 13th career medal saving the best for last, finally he's going to do it. ryan lochte is going to beat mi the games and phelps might not even make the podium. >> oops. clearly he could not see that they have different hairstyles. he confused phelps with lochte. >> the announcer elliotte friedman is owning his mistake tweeting "i'm sorry, everyone. i blew it, no excuses." >> steve harvey has been there.
wow, what a great win for lochte. >> i think phelps is over it. especially after seeing this. the score at baltimore's m&t bank stadium last night was 22 for michael phelps' 22nd medal. >> well, it was ironic, the baltimore ravens and carolina panthers were playing a preseason football game but they stopped the game, pausing in the fourth quarter to show phelps winning the 200-meter individual metly and fans joined the you mentioned the ravens won by 22-19 over the panthers. >> how appropriate? a souped up swing set that is no child's play and certainly not for the faint of heart. >> a 360-degree swing and takes the rider 30 feet in the air upside down. the guy riding is the british inventor who built it in his own backyard and he is not using any safety equipment. don't try this at home. >> a kid's dream.
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checking our top stories at least two dozen people have been injured by severe turbulence on board a jetblue flight. it was heading for boston from scream and made an emergency landing in rapid city, south dakota. donald trump's advisers are reportedly meeting with republican party officials after trump acknowledged his campaign may be struggling even in red state utah. this as hillary clinton reportedly prepares to release her taxes putting pressure on trump to do t much of southeast louisiana. heavy rains have forced road closures in the area and officials have declared a state of emergency in st. charles parish. looking at today's weather the monsoon rains ending in the southwest. storms for the central plain, great lakes and the ohio valley. scorching heat continues for the northeast and mid-atlantic states. economy kay lay mayer is getting ready for the fight of
>> as abc's rachel smith tells us her battle to get to this point started long before she entered the ring. >> reporter: michaela spends almost her time in a gym, three types a day six days a week. . i'm ready. training her body and her mind. >> my boxing workouts are more mentally draining. >> reporter: now as a olympic contender her road to rio was unlikely when she was a teenager, she was fighting but nowhere near a boxing ring. why were you kicked out of school? >> i was actually kicked out of school for getting in a fight with one of my ex-best friends. that's kind of the coincidence. >> reporter: her life was starting to take a dark turn. >> when i found boxing, i switched gears and it focused me. i stopped going out, i stopped partying. i cracked down in school.
u.s. olympic training center in colorado springs where she and the other u.s. hopefuls were living and training. >> you're surrounded with athletes with the same common goals so really every direction you turn is an olympic focus. almost like you're back in college a little bit because it's kind of dorm style living and everyone eats in the same cafeteria. it's fun. >> reporter: now after years of single-minded focus, mikaela's made it to rio and says she's ready for the biggest fight of her life. >> it was really a brutal path to get here and there was a chance of making it were very slim but to have such a dream you have to really believe in yourself and believe you're the best before you're the best. >> reporter: i'm rachel smith in atlanta. >> good luck to her today. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> check us out at atmfans.com.
randy: it's 4:30 on friday, august 12, and we are following two breaking stories. erika: severe turbulence forces a jetblue flight from boston to make an emergency landing. randy: we hear from a passenger on board that flight. also breaking this morning, the fiery ending to a chain reaction crash on 128. the new information in overnight. erika: and investigators searching for leads in the killing of a woman in princeton. the key clues that could help police track down her killer. randy: and a father is facing child endangerment charges. where he left his child that caused alarm. erika: but firstly what to check in with cindy. hot day yesterday but not quite as hot today. cindy: i don't think you will notice much of a difference. it is still very humid, and the temperature hasn't dropped much at all.