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at the connecticut dm tonight, several breaking stories as we come on. gold medalist ryan lochte breaks his silence. tonight, the apology -- 24 hours after this surveillance was revealed. and for the first time, michael phelps is asked about his teammate and the scandal. also breaking tonigh aim at president obama. asking why he's golfing instead of visiting the disaster in the south. just hours after trump toured the flood zone himself. the friday rush hour nightmare. the deadly collision. two buses crashing into each other. for the first time, we take you inside the fire zone tonight. moving at stunning speed, east of los angeles on the way to vegas. nearly 100 homes burned to the ground. and the new headline tonight
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tourist destination. good evening, it's great to have you with us on a very busy friday night. we begin in rio, where a short time ago, the final swimmer, the last of the four, james feigen, has just been given his passport back. and ryan lochte, who so far has been silent on this, is now offering an explana explanation. 24 hours after the surveillance was revealed. and the fourth swimmer who spent hours in a real police station today after they confiscated his passport now has it back. and michael phelps was asked
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weapon begin with matt gutman in rio. >> reporter: lochte issuing an apology. when this security video shows him and three other u.s. olympic swimmers. the worst, lying about the facts, broadcast on nbc. >> these guys came out with a badg a police badge. no lights no nothing. just a police badge. pulled us over. a guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead, said get down. i put my hands up, i was like, whatever. >> reporter: but in fact, lochte and three other swimmers weren't victims, they were vandals.
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prompting ugly headlines. here, you see them being confronted by gas station attendants. once the swimmers find their car, a security guard blocks them from leaving, and eventually holds them by brandishing a gun until they pay damages. police say they paid about $50, lochte's lawyers say they were e >> my philosophy is simple, go big or go home. >> reporter: scoring big end endorsement deals worth an estimated $1 million. mich michael fphelps said we have god people taking care of it so hopefully he can recover.
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hours in a police station, their passports confiscated, and taken back to the airport. >> matt, at that gas station in rio. and brazilian authorities say the fourth swimmer is going to be allowed to return to the paid $11,000 to a judo school, but that doesn't mean that the swimmers are out of hot water. both the ioc and u.s. olympic committee say they're going to investigate the incident. >> matt, thank you. and we turn to donald trump,
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president didn't travel to the disaster zone in louisiana. the governor had said a visit wasn't necessary. adding that what's most needed is help. and late today, we learned the president will visit on tuesday, as trump turns his campaign attack amid his own reset. apologizing here's tom llamas in louisiana. >> reporter: the candidate taking his campaign to the disaster zone. >> you'll be fine. you're going to be fine. >> reporter: trump and running mate mike pence touring flood ravaged baton rouge. signing autographs and shaking hands. >> mr. trump, why did you want to come here? >> to help out, i want to help out. are you okay?
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notified of the trip. his spokesman saying, "we welcome them to louisiana, but not for a photo op." >> give me a good, strong guy here. >> reporter: the governor's concern -- high profiles visitors drain law enforcement resources. he suggested trump volunteer or donate money instead. trump's trip coming amid a major campaign reset, and just hours after that rare mea culpa. >> sometimes, in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or yo say the wrong thing. i have done that. and believe it or not, i regret it. and i do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. >> reporter: for someone who
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campaign manager about the change in tone. >> donald trump saying i do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. who was he talking about? >> he was talking about anyone who feels offended by anything he said and that's all him. you know, he took extra time yesterday going over that speech with a pen, so that was a decision he made. those are his words. >> reporter: trump's campaign thrown off-course after he attacked the gold star parents of captain humayun khan, who died fighting in iraq. >> will he reach out to the khan family personally? >> he may. but i certainly hope they heard him last night and certainly i hope america heard him. >> you're a couple of days in as the new campaign manager. what he said about the khans was weeks ago. why the regret now? some people might say was that you? >> it was not me. that's all donald trump. he's the candidate here, i'm not. >> but why the regret now? >> it's an expression of regret. perhaps he felt it before, but he expressed it now. >> reporter: here in louisiana i asked trump to clarify. >> so many talking about your speech yesterday.
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>> well, they have to take it as they see it. i really enjoyed that speech. i think they all enjoyed it very much. >> reporter: in the floodzone, inspecting a damaged school. >> reporter: also taking a shot at president obama, vacationing in martha's vineyard. >> obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> reporter: trump dealing with yet another campaign shakeup. campaign chairman paul manafort resigning, already sidelined by staff changes and plagued by stories about his consulting work for politicians in ukraine with close ties to russia. >> my father just didn't want to have the distraction looming over the campaign. >> tom llamas with us tonight from louisiana. tom, the president now visiting louisiana next week after trump's visit today. and hillary clinton, their campaign knows full well that
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>> reporter: david, hillary clinton sent an e-mail asking for donations for flood victims in baton rouge. today, she's celebrating the birthday of former president bill clinton, turning 70 today. and tonight, this staggering new number. 110,000 homes in the flood zone. forgotten. tonight, phillip mena with what they're going through. >> reporter: in denham springs today, we found vi singelton rescuing flags at the vfw post. >> we've got 'em all laid out trying to dry them. >> reporter: when she spotted donald trump's motorcade -- >> that must be him in the black car. >> reporter: she just had to laugh. >> that's unnecessary, that's just publicity. >> reporter: as sheetrock and memories line so many streets here tonight, homes and hearts are gutted. >> it was like a whitewater
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>> reporter: carl stewart jr.'s home once belonged to his grandparents. >> i kind of got shook up. >> reporter: your whole life is -- >> it's just ruined. >> reporter: carl's sister tamra helping him today, and so many more. she's taken 20 people into her home so far. >> we take care of our people. we all take care of each other. >> reporter: david, normally fema would help the displaced here find temporary place to damaged, there's nothing to give. and school is supposed to start next week. david? >> phillip, thank you. now to the other disaster, new developments in the explosive wildfire in the west, after 82,000 people were told to evacuate. tonight, the first count of the damage. more than 300 hopes and
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families are now finding. >> reporter: new images tonight of this train passing perilously close to the blaze. this massive california wildfire now leaving behind a trail of destruction. the blue cut fire burning 40 miles east of los angeles has decimated 57 square miles of land and 96 homes. poppy crandall's husband snapped these photos moments before they fled with their dogs and little else. what is that like to leave feeling like you're going lose everything? >> i felt numb. i didn't know -- >> reporter: rescuers sent johanna santore this picture of her home, now reduced to ash. their 11 animals gone. she was reluctant to share the terrible news with her granddaughter. >> there's nothing left. >> reporter: a number of residents telling us they're
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even if it's to this. fire officials saying that the fire could still pick up. >> thank you. and now to rob marciano, you're also tracking severe storms in the middle of the country? >> we are. red flag conditions remain posted for the fire areas. the heat is building in the triple-digit heat in portland. seattle, in the 90s. meanwhile, a cool front in kansas. 60-plus mile an hour winds with these. and the cool front pushes to the east on sunday for more storms on the east coast. david? >> thank you. and we turn to a breaking headline involving zika, right here in the u.s.
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tourist destination. the cdc warning pregnant women not to travel to a popular area of miami beach. and saying they may want to avoid traveling to miami dade county. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: two infections are people that live here in miami we met vanessa, she shared this ultra sound of her baby boy, and said they plan to steer clear of the beach. the vacation spot is the lifeblood of south florida tourism, and the governor drew a
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>> we want to do all we can to ensure florida remains safe for visitors and our families. >> reporter: the cdc's travel advisory includes all of these areas. there's a lot at stake. last year, tourists generated more than $24 million in the miami area beach. david? >> thanks, steve. overseas tonight and the u.s. is watching very closely of a close encounter between u.s. and syrian forces. leading american fighter jets to scramble to protect u.s. special ops forces. martha raddatz, this was the closest encounter between u.s.
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>> reporter: yes, the two syrian aircraft dropped bombs right in an area where the u.s. special operations forces are helping kurdish forces in the fight against isis, and the syrian pilots should have known that. as the u.s. forces were speeding to protect our forces, they passed the message via the russians that we would take whatever action necessary, the jets up in that area later today with u.s. forces. >> you said whatever necessary. do you think they would shoot down the jets? >> it sounds like that's contra correct. >> martha, thanks. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this
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and simone manuel, making history in the pool. she couldn't believe it. those two simones meeting for the first time in rio. and the first time simone biles met zac efron too. >> oh! >> reporter: a kiss from her crush. there were the runners who collided -- and taught the world what it means to be a good sport. american abbey d'agostino and nikki hamblin hugging. and of course, michael phelp and it was one of those gold medals that brought tears for his teammate. ryan held during the national anthem. and phelps who put his arm around him, proud of their feat. we thank you for watching on a
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