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this morning on "world news now," the republican health care bill hangs by a thread. >> with new numbers out estimating millions of americans would lose coverage, the republicans lose another senator, so will the vote still happen this week? >> and while obamacare is attempted to be overhauled on capitol hill, president trump is chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, charging president obama with colluding with the russians, meanwhile, the obamas don't seem to be letting any of this bother them. and battle of the sexes. serena is firing back. and get ready to be creeped out and learn the hair-raising history of a
footsteps can be heard when nobody's walking, at least in this room. today's tuesday, june 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." i don't know about this ghost story situation. >> it is freaky. i'm sure there are a few ghosts around here in this studio. somewhere. but we'll get to that and we'll break it all down in a moment, but we do have like breaking news and what is an unusual warning coming from the white house to syria. >> the white house has issued a statement saying it has found potential evidence that syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack. the statement says the activities detected in syria are similar to those made right before that chemical attack in april that killed dozens of men, women and children. >> the president warns if assad conducts another chemical attack, he and his military will pay a heavy price. >> assad
responsibility for april's attack. we'll stay on top of this breaking story for any reaction from syria. meanwhile, more republicans back at home are breaking ranks. >> first, senator susan collins is the latest to voice opposition, complaining about medicaid cuts many her decision comes after the congressional budget office estimated the new legislation would leave 22 more million americans uninsured by 2026 than under obamacare. five other gop senators say they'll vote against the bill, more than enough to defeat it. here's abc's maggie rulli. >> reporter: with pressure mounting, senate republicans are scrambling to get their bill to repeal and replace obamacare through before the end of the week. >> this is the art of the possible, the art of getting 50 votes. >> reporter: now they're also dealing with a new score from the non-partisan congressional budget office. it
care bill would leave 22 million more americans uninsured over the next decade. 15 million more uninsured next year alone. while some young people could see premiums go down, a 64-year-old making nearly $57,000 a year would see their annual premium rise by nearly $14,000. >> obviously, it's not good news. >> reporter: and there are concerns about the bill's plan to slash spending on medicaid by $800 billion, something that would especially affect the ilderly and those with disabilities. but other republicans point to a different number revealed in the score. the deficit would plunge $321 billion by 2026. >> this cbo report should be the end of the road for trumpcare. republicans would be wise to read it like a giant stop sign. >> reporter: the president is optimistic and is working the phones, but it could take some convincing. the american medical association came out with a scathing review of the bill, sayin
the medical practice of "first do no harm." maggie rulli, abc news, new york. and the president is weighing in on his travel ban now set to be implemented later this week. this of course follows the supreme court ruling. it has agreed to review the constitutionality of the travel banan allow key parts of it to go into effect. the ban will block travel from people from mostly muslim countries, including libya, somalia and the sudan. but the court declared the government cannot ban people who already have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the united states, legal experts are calling this a mixed victory. >> i would say it's not a clear victory for either side. this strikes me as a compromise solution that hands both sides something of what they wanted but doesn't give anybody a clean victory. >> the president using his usual platform to call it a great day for american security and safety. the government will begin
morning. and meanwhile, the high court also made a couple of key decisions in two closely-watched cases involving religious liberties. the justices are allowing a missouri church to apply for a government grant to renovate its day care playground, because the playground itself does not serve a specifically religious purpose, and the court has also agreed to hear arguments in the case of a baker in colorado who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding, because doing so would violate his religious beliefs. president trump is taking more shots at former president obama over his response to russian election meddling. in a series of tweets, the president accuses his predecessor of collusion and obstruction, the same allegations he's facing. more now from jonathan karl. >> reporter: for president trump, a warm embrace from the prime minister of india. with the president clearly has something else on his mind. russia. in a barrage of tweets beginning this weekend, the president hit his predecessor
meddling in the election. the real story is that president obama did nothing after being informed in august about russian meddling. >> it's a question if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? he should have done something about it. >> reporter: the president was responding to a report in the "washington post" that obama hedged on punish beiing russia strongly before the election. it quoted an anonymous obama official saying quote, he had choked. on twitter, trump fired back tweeting he didn't choke, he colluded or obstructed. and it did the dems and crooked hillary no good. this as the special counsel looks into hacking and possible collusion with the trump campaign. trump himself has repeatedly raised doubts about whether russia was behind the hack at all. >> it also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay? >> reporter: in a briefing where cameras were not allowed, the white house press secretary was asked if the president finally believes that russia did
was involved, potentially, some other countries as well could have been equally involved or could have been involved, not equally. >> reporter: although president trump is jumping on an opportunity to criticize president obama, combating russian interference has hardly been a priority for this white house, even as the intelligence community warns that russia is highly likely to try to do it again. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. president trump's accusations apparently aren't weighing too heavily on his predecessor. >> and you want proof? take a look. former president obama and his family were spotted cooling down on a river rafting trip during their vacation in indonesia. you may recall he lived there for several years as a child. and during the nine-day visit, mr. obama is also scheduled to visit the indonesian congress. they look as if they're having a good time. >> yeah. >> yeah. and we move on now to the wildfires burning in several western states. >> authorities in utah ordered more evacuations as the -c
being pushed by strong winds, more than 1500 people are out of their homes. that fire has scorched nearly 70 square mires and burned more than a dozen homes. it was started by somebody using a torch to burn weeds. and in california, crews are battling a fire east of los angeles. it was started by a single car crash and has exploded to 1200 eric acres forcing the closure of a highway. >> and a fire has burned 60 square miles. >> crews are busy paying attention to what the weather conditions will be like. >> paul williams has answers for us. good morning. >> good morning, kendis, diane. heat relief is on the way for the desert southwest, but it's not going to help out as far as dealing with those fire. we're expecting generally dry conditions, breezy conditions. th
danger because the parched conditions with the winds adding more fuel to the proverbial fire. and you add to that the drought conditions. we have at least moderate to severe drought. and we're looking for it to continue to stay in arizona dry for the rest of the week. serena williams is firing back at john mcenroe after he threw some shade at her. so serena is taking a break from tennis, of cork becauurse, becas pregnant. >> he said in an interview that she sh tis the greatest woman e to play tennis. keyword there, woman. but if she played on the men's tour she would be ranked 7 hundreth in the world. >> she has responded by saying dear john, i adore and respect you, but please, please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based. >> see continued, i've never played anyone ranged there nor do i have
respect me in my privacy, as i'm trying to have a baby, good day, sir. >> boom, drop the tennis racket. >> not necessary. >> take that, mcenroe. sounds like serena might be wanting to do the same thing. >> it would make for a great battle of the sexes. coming up, the machine that's been owing you money for 50 years now. >> yeah, that's in the mix. and also the spooky neighborhood hangout where you can find ghosts, or maybe one or two will find you. but first, the exclusive interview with the juror from the bill cosby mistrial. hear why he thinks they couldn't reach a verdict. you're watching "world news now."
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strange sight down the london underground. a squirm hopped on the train, running up and down the aisle, causing a little bit of mayhem. one commuter said it stayed on the train for one stop, getting off, of course, at notting hill station where he probably transferred to another lane or two. >> he's just trafiveling the wa any other londoner does. kind of cute. meanwhile, a juror in beill cosby's criminal assault case speaks to lindsey davis, detailing the tense deliberations. >> reporter: new details about the tears and tension during these grueling 52 hours of deliberations in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. >> the most intense moment, i think, when was there was about four people crying in the room.
pacing, you know, visibly upset. >> reporter: what was the reason for the tears? >> we couldn't really get anything down. to like a solid thing. and that just frustrated people. >> reporter: 21 year old bobby doogen says more than a week later, he still agonizes over the fact that the 12 jurors could not agree on a verdict. >> i felt like regret, i guess, when we came to the final deadlock decision. and it kind of has been in my mind, like this could all be said and done. >> reporter: you think there is something that could have happened differently to change the outcome? >> evidence. if we all said it, a million times in the room. if there's other evidence. more substantial evidence. we would have had a better verdict than deadlock. >> reporter: and you can't say your opinion one way or the other about where you fell? >> in my opinion, yes, i can. i thought he was guilty.
>> no. >> reporter: what swayed you. >> people's opinions and hearing their arguments and what they have to say about everything. >> reporter: can you say what one particular strong point was that made you think, boy, he's guilty? >> what he said himself, i think it was in a 2005 deposition. when they were asking him, when you use the word consent, he said, nobody used that word. i was like, you pretty much said it yourself, man. somebody said it in the deliberation room, and when we backed out to hear it, just like lit a light bulb in my head. >> reporter: he described the fifth day of deliberations as the day the group became stir crazy. >> you are stuck in a small room. even if you do become friends with them, it's the one little thing a person might do will drive you insane. >> reporter: he says the group still keeps
not to talk about one thing. what was the pact? >> not to discuss it. >> reporter: why? >> the judge told us not to. and we didn't want too mess up a future trial. >> reporter: do you think a different jury will have a better chance for a different outcome in. >> i hope there is one. a mistrial isn't right. you should always have a verdict, one way or the other. >> our thanks to linsey davis there, 52 hours of deliberations there. all right, coming up, is there something strange in your neighborhood? >> if not, stick around, inside a haunted cigar bar, apparently there is something, next. one laugh, and hello sensitive bladder. so i tried always discreet. i didn't think protection this thin could work. but the super absorbent core turns liquid to gel. snap! so it's out of sight... ...and out of mind. always discreet. for bladder leaks.
♪ something strange in your neighborhood ♪ ♪ who you going to call >> as you know, with that in mind, and independence day just about a week away, what better way to mark america's birthday than some key places in american history, like, yeah, the eastern state penitentiary, built in 1829, one of the most famously haunted locations in the u.s. >> i see where we're going with this. how about the stanley hotel in colorado. that one was built in 1909. an i
stephen king's "the shining." >> it brings back such great memories for america. >> here's johnny! >> and. >> there's a haunted cigar bar in wisconsin which has ghost hunters interested, because sheldon duts from our affiliate in milwaukee goes inside to tell us why. >> we're standing in one of the most-haunted bars in the country. >> this is spoegsed to be the fifth-most haunted bars. >> reporter: shaker cigar bar once served as a speak easy in the 1920s but the building dates back to the 1800s. >> we have people who attempt to spend the night all night in the dead hooker's bedroom upstairs. and about
i've had other things that i'll be up there, and you'll hear stilettos walking back and forth. you wake up, the person next to you is still asleep. you look around and hear's nothing there. >> reporter: now netflix will feature shakers in a series covering unique locations across the globe. with you as the owner, how does it make i feel that netflix is feet aruri featuring you guys? >> they are the largest content provider, so ostensibly, we're going to be in 193 countries. >> reporter: you can catch that later this year or possibly next year. wsin, 12 news. >> i have a ghost story. >> you do? >> there was one time i walked into a restaurant here in new york. and it seemed like a normal restaurant. and the waiters were all walking around and everything, and i looked around, and i looked at the menu,
it is your tuesday mix, and around here, atm means something different. america this morning. >> of course. >> but we're saying happy birthday to another atm. >> hmm? >> the atm. >> oh, right. >> so this apparently was an original, 50 years ago today. june 27, 1967. it was called then, a barclay cash machine that was inaugurated there in london. it dispatched small notes on paper that you can then take to the teller and get your cash. they had just a few that were around, but now -- >> what's point of the atm if you still have to go to the teller? >> this was a beginner one. they didn't know what to do at the time.
at a casino and you get your voucher, then you go there and whatever. >> okay. >> except you get cash. now when i go to an atm, i'm just like, really? you can't give my $5? because that's all that's left. >> you owe me. all right, on to a couple making history. new york city couple have become the first ever to get married at a taco bell can tina. so they got married in las vegas after winning a contest, the love and tacos contest many the couple apparently met online, and their love of taco bell was a common factor early on. so they applied for this contest. >> at a taco bell they got married? >> they said i do at the taco bell can tina.
>> that's a taco bell. >> you're dressed up like it's prom, and you had the fine, white china. >> so my friends may or may not have started a group called taco bell appreciate group, tbag for short. i tagged along. dressing up in costume and taco bell, like my favorite thing. >> and tbag for short. >> yes. we might want to have a road trip to see an arizona diamondback game in phoenix. look what they have. they're offering the apple, apple pie nachos. starting july 1st, for the fourth of july weekend of course, cinnamon, sugar tortillas, vanilla, apple pie. >> that sounds pretty good. >> and whipped cream. >> it looks questionable but it sounds kind of delicious. would you eat it? >> oh, yeah, t
this morning on "world news now." good news and bad news. as the scorching heat and dry conditions fueled nearly two dozen wildfires. even though temperatures are going back to normal, the fires keep growing. we'll have the forecast ahead. and breaking overnight, the white house issues a warning to the syrian president, saying they have evidence that bashar al assad is planning another chemical weapons attack. and new this hour, the shocking attack at a hot spot for tourists. >> jumped from behind in new orleans' french quarter. the attackers pummeling them before taking their phone and wallet. and rachel takes her suitors far away to norway, where the men play a popular sport in spandex. who got a rose, and who came back state side, we'll have our bachelorette analyst on this