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abuse and the money transfers his accusers say was meant to keep them quiet. swept away. flash floods in southern california making a monster of a mess. mud slides trapping residents and wiping out roads. the latest just ahead. and new this half hour, lamar odom fighting for his life. >> the larger than life star hospitalized after being found unconscious in a brothel. his basketball family speaking out as his kardashian family stands by his side. and emotional moments for prince william, opening up about the sadness of losing his mother, prin sis diana and sharing his joy of being a father to two very different little ones. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, october 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." a lot to get to on this friday. we begin with the stunning down fall of a man once a political
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second in line to the presidency. now possibly headed to prison. >> we're talking about former speaker of the house dennis hastert. he's agreed on a plea deal in a criminal hush m case linked to sexual misconduct. brian roz has details. >> reporter: the decision today by 73-year-old dennis hastert to plead guilty means there will be no trial, and none of his dark secrets will be exposed in open court. >> mr. speaker. >> reporter: but in exchange, the former speaker of the house, once second in line to the presidency, may spend time in prison, the first speaker ever to do so. the charges against hastert grow out of his role as a popular illinois high school wrestling coach in the 1970s. authorities say hastert sexually abused several teenage boys on the team, and then a few years ago, began to pay one of them more than $1 million in hush money to keep quiet. >> these boys were 14, 15, 16 years old. >> reporter: jolene burdge told abc news her late brother,
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steven reinboldt, was one of hastert's victims, something she learned years later, she says, when her brother told her he was gay. >> i asked him, "stevie, when was your first same-sex experience?" i mean, he -- he just looked at me and said, "it was with dennis hastert." and i just -- i know i was stunned. i said, "why didn't you ever tell anybody, stevie? i mean, he was your teacher. why didn't you ever tell anybody?" and he just looked at me and said, "who is ever going t believe me? in this town, who is ever gog to believe me?" >> reporter: for years, jolene burge tried to expose what dennis hastert allegedly did. and she said, even if there is no trial, the world now knows what kinof a man dennis hastert is. he'll plead out and try to ma this go away as quickly as he can and he can do that, but the uth is out. >> reporter: authorities say what tripped uhastert was the recent effort to pay offis viim. he's charged with violating bank
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huge cash withdrawals, and then lying to the fbi about them. he's expected to plead guilty to e of those two counts, either one of which usually results in time behind bars. brian ross, abc news. the u.s. is working t get custy o a computer hacking suspect wit ties to isis. the man is a citizen of kosovo and arrested last month in malaysia and is accused of stealing the personal information of more th 1300 u.s. military and other government personnel. then oicia sa he passe the materl to isis which the posted i onle hoping s supporters in th u.s would use it t sta atck if he' tried and convicted in the u. he fes yea i prison. >> u.s top wl remainn afghista touost of nex year. presidentbamaad promise to bring all the troops loam sooner, but that was before the taliban's resurgence. now more than 5,000 will continue to serve.
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through next year. >> this modest but meaningful extension of our presence while sticking to our current narrow miions can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. >> republican presidential candidates jeb bush and marco rubio criticized the decision saying the number of troops was far too low. burba accused the president of undermining military commanders. hillary clinton's top aide about will be interviewed behind closed doors today about the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. huma abedin will be on capitol hill before the committee looking into the attack. clinton will testify next week. new details this morning about what a 2016 joe biden campaign might look like. the vice president has yet to make up his mind but a top aide reached out to his former staffers asking for their help. should biden decide to run. the letter says a potential biden campaign would be optimistic and focused on
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helping the middle class but it gave no indication of when a final decision might come. a major freeway serving southern california could be shut down all day after flash flooding swamped the area with water and mud. a 30-mile interstate 5 north of angeles is covered in the muck five feet deep in some spots stranding drivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inches of rain in a very short period of time flooded many secondary roads trap agresidents in their homes. so far no reports of any injuries but emergency crews will be working all night to make sure that nobody is in danger. forestry officials in texas are bringing in a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wildfire that's burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. it's capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of water and retardant. >> reporter: military blaze that in 24 hours exploded in size.
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the ground. the governor declaring a state of disaster. >> this has to be an echo of a nightmare that they faced just a few years ago. >> reporter: in 2011, the most destructive blaze in texas history leveled more than 1,600 homes near bastrop and killed two people. it is hot and dry here now, even after record rainfall just this spring. more than 400 homes evacuated. >> there's nothing you can do except pray. >> reporter: and you can see these large military helicopters have been dropping water on the smoke and the fire. thousands of gallons, they've made lots of progress, but there's still lots of work to be done. clayton sandell, abc news. the national oceanic atmospheric administration or ynoa has issued a very wet winter forecast. forecast kerz say el nino is one like to be one of the strongest ever.
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in the south and much milder across the northern united states. >> spencer stone who stopped a gunman on a european train has been released from the hospital. stone was being treated for stab wounds following a street fight. he released a statement thanking those who cared for him and saying he was now focused on healing and recovering and looking forward to the next part of his journey. there have been no arrests in the stabbing. former basketball star lamar odom is still on life support this morning. but sources tell espn that he is making some progress. odom was found unconscious at a nevada brothel on tuesday and he's been on life support ever since. staffers say he spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine and taking an herbal viagra. his former nba colleagues are praying for his recovery. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> his estranged wife khloe kardashian along with his previous wife and children are
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by his side. >> actor randy quaid and his wife are free this morning after being held for a beck in a vermont jail. a judge released the couple and dismissed they were judgetives from justice in california. they fled to california five years ago when accused of trespassing and vandalizing a santa barbara home they once owned. another state could extradite them to california. a terrifying ordeal for a florida man recovering after coming face to face was an eight-foot alligator. doug brown was fixing a backyard pump near orlando when the huge gator jumped from a canal and chomped down on his arm. brown managed to yank his arm into the water. his injuries, thankfully, are not serious buthe's, of course, still rattled saying that it felt like a horror movie. and a group of migrants hoping to get a free ride from france to england got quite a surprise when they opened the back of a truck only to find inside.
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that made some of them think twice but three of them climbed in anyway. police were called and the truck was pulled over so officers could get the would be stow cage. location? >> crazy. i don't know. >> oh, boy. >> that's crazy though. >> well, attention, fans an of lucky charms. if you've ever wanted a box of your favorite cereal with just the marshmallows, you are in luck. >> the time has come. the maker of lucky charms general mills is giving away ten special boxes of lucky charms marshmallows. >> have you ever poured a bowl and wished it could be free of other things marshmallows only. >> the oat stuff is the healthy part. he worked up a video starring bismarcky explaining what fans need to do to get one. >> you have to take a photo of yourself holding a fake box of lucky charms.
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to show support. his preliminary hearing is set for next month. oh, come on. >> what is the worldcoming to when you can't dance? >> look at that, he's got good moves, too. and he dressed nicely. >> i think they're just hating. when parents misbehave at youth sports events, it's often the kids hods are punished. games. >> in one pennsylvania town, it went beyond screaming and brawling. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: this youth football field december serted, the season canceled. >> this year, it got kind of bad with the parents fighting and yelling from the stands. fist-fighting. >> reporter: we've seen parents behaving badly in other towns. even fighting. this one, caught on exclusive video from our san diego station kgtv just weeks ago. and that's what happened in mt. pleasant, but then, officials say, things took a darker turn. officials first rescheduling a game because of anonymous threats, and now, this week, bullet casings found at the
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field gates, with the names of officials and coaches written on them. >> i have no idea where it's coming from, but it's got to stop. the kids have more sense than the adults here. >> reporter: as for the kids, they don't have playoffs this year, but they do have a lesson for their parents. >> this is not the way to handle situations. usually, the way to handle stuff like this is just stay calm. >> reporter: it's still a mystery who left the bullet casings on the field, but we have learned that parents are being interviewed about the incident. of course, the biggest victims in all of this are those kids who won't get to play na their super bowl this year. matt gutman, abc news. >> whoever put those casings in the parking area, they could be charged with making terroristic threats. so it could get worse for them. when we come back, the private lives of celebrities dealing with grief, their kids and snakes. >> and a squeal to a blockbuster romantic comedy in the works.
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erratically in beverly hills. no word on what the drug was or why it took three months to charge him. >> now starring in "grandfathered" he spent the summer in a residential rehab program. he told followeres the it followed a rough year during which his mother died and he wasn't working enough. if convicted, he faces up to six months in the county jail. >> britain's prince william is opening up about his mother. at a charity dinner he noted has been 18 years since princess die and nap died. grief, william says, is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure. he was speaking on behalf of the organization child bereavement uk which diana helped found. >> but talk about extremes. earlier in the day, he talked about something much more updeet beat, his two preschoolers. he told the head master his two children have different temperaments. george is very lively while
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5-month-old charlotte is very lady like. >> those are very cute kids. i cannot imagine how emotional he was today talking about princess diana, how even 18 years later, you sort of never get over the loss of a parent as a parent would never get over the loss of a child. so to see how the scars are still there and how difficult it still is. >> most of us remember how shocking it was for the entire world at that time. 18 years though, that's quite a bit ago. i can't believe it's already been 18 years. chris hemsworth has only been on instagram for a few days but already got it figured out. he's posting up a storm. >> yesterday in his second snap he had a photo of him running on a treadmill while holding one of his 19-month-old twin boys. the avengers age of you tran star captioned, the family who trains together stays together. >> his first snap was this. it was a picture of him in front of a giant snake. do you see it there? it was in his backyard.
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>> that's worth and i tra gram post. one showed him he was hanging with the locals in the real jurassic park. he's got a number of films coming up including a thor sequel and ghostbusters. can't wait for that. >> and the beloved romcom film getting a sequel on abc. the half hour show will pick up where "my best friend's wedding" left off. >> it started julia roberts as a food critic by the name of julieian pat julieian nan potter. casting yet. >> it's going to be good. >> coming up, we'll look at a week what left many of us
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the middle east and sports making news headlines. >> a few of these stories are wrapped up. weigh be watching developments for quite awhile. let's take a look back with "friday rewind". >> i would not ask anyone to name. i'd ask them to listen to what accomplished. >> time and time again, i have never changed. you're looking at a block of granite when it comes to the issues. >> our greatest long-term strategic challenges are our relations with china. our greatest day to date threat country. >> it's time to stand up and legislation. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you, me too, me too. >> enough of the e-mails. let's talk about the real issues facing america. be. >> i call him a okay? because that's what he is. >> i thought they all did well. >> you can see here these young palestinians throwing rocks at
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those israeli soldiers down the road. the fear noud is that these scenes are not part of the regular cycle of violence but rather with the growing number of attacks and clashes, that this will now turn into something much bigger. >> flight mh-17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a war head outside the airplane. >> i need to you hurry, please. because he's got blood coming out of his noesi. i can't get him to w up. >> lamar odom is one of the greatest people i've ever known. i'm obviously hoping that he can pull through this. >> going hard at second. tejada is down. >> the tackle, it was illegal. it was sickening. >> i think you're taught from a young age to try to break up double plays. i think that's part of baseball. >> i wish she was here. i've cried 30 times already. i cry like a baby.
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>> you got to be there to really enjoy it. >> oh, love that lady. >> cannot get enough of her. again, the mets will take on the chicago cubs can. the national league championship series. we cannot forget about the other side, the american league, the kansas city royals. kansas city needs love taking on the toronto blue jays. baseball is fun again. backflips are cool. like it all. >> you're into this. >> we all are. it's awesome, can't wait. >> don't miss our updates on face wnnfans.com. >> and more from the mets lady into this is abc's "world news
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two decades. good morning. >> i'm reena ninan. here's some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." will he or won't he? a new signal from the vice
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president about a possible run for the white house. what a top aide is saying to biden's former staff and looming boycott, the two gop front-runners threatening to skip the next debate unless their demands are met. president obama is slowing down his plan to withdraw all u.s. forces from afghanistan. nearly 10,000 troops will stay through most of next year due in part to resurgent threats by the taliban. >> former house speaker dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case linked to accusations of sexual misconduct. is he set to submit a written plea on monday but he has till october 28th to change his mind. and regulators in nevada have ordered daily fantasy sport sites to be shut down saying they can't operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't need a license because they chance. those are some of our top
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16th. everybody abc news, this is "world news now." we begin with the vice president dropping a new clue about his next move. >> this as we learn that donald trump and ben carson could be no debate. a top aide to the vice president has sent a letter to biden's inner circle highlighting what his campaign might focus on if he decides to run. it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: vice president joe biden's running. away from a straight answer. when will he make up his mind about another presidential bid? mr. biden was playing it cool dodging questions from reporters. yet? >> tell you what, good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to the vice president tells abc news he's close to deciding whether to enter the democratic presal field. california senator barbara boxer tells politico, i just don't
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think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse hillary. in the republican race, ben carson and donald trump may boycott the next gop debate. they threatened to sit out of the october 28th event unless the cable network holds it to two hours. the last debate ran three hours. trump spoke to fox news channel's greta van susteren. >> it's too much to watch. they're doing it because they want to make more money. >> with innuendo raising reports for the past three months, ben carson is expected to come out on top with about $20 million in campaign contributions. jeb bush is second with $13.4 million. >> thank you, san antonio. hillary clinton leads the democratic pac with 28 million. bernie sanders who busted a a move on the ellen degeneres show kicked up $26 million. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> he's got some moves. the u.s. is working to get custody of a computer hacking
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the man is a citizen of kosovo. he was arrested last month in melliah and accused of stealing the personal information of more than 1300 u.s. military and other government personnel. then officials say he passed the material to a british man who is considered the social media mastermind you have isis. >> an isil operate ittive to who is a british national who was recruiting western targets for lone wolf attacksing. > isis which posted the hacked hoping its supporters in the u.s. would use it to stage attacks. if the man inn custody is tried and convicted in the u.s., he faces 35 years in prison. a new development in the case of pan am flight 103. that was the airliner that went down over lockerbie scotland in 1988 killing all 270 people on board. the plot to take down the plane has always been tied to libya. prosecutors in the u.s. and
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new suspects who they want to question but that is unlikely gin the turmoil in libya. word of the new suspects comes after an extensive documentary about the case aired on pbs. the u.n. security council meets in a special session today to address the increasing violence in the middle east. in an attempt to the avert more deadly attacks israel has barred ewing muslim men from its most sensitive holy site in jerulem, the hilltop compound is sacred to both muslims and jews and at the center of the recent violence. >> some rare extreme storms in southern california. a major north/south thoroughfare could be shut down all day after flash flooding swamped the area with mud. this is the scene north of los angeles, a 30-mile seconds of 5 covered in the muck five feet d dp in s se spots, stranding delivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inch of rain in a very short td many secondary roads trapping residents in their homes.
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>> and in texas, forestry officials are recruiting a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wild neier that has burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. it's capable of dropping about 12,000 gallonsf water and retardant, a much needed tool since there's no rain in sight. so far flames have scorched through six square miles and wiped out nearly three dozen homes. former nba star lamar odom is still on life support this morning. days after he was found unconscious at a nevada brothel. however, sources tell espn he is showing signs of progress. marci gonznzes has dedeils. >> reporter: in a coma surrounded by loved ones, lamar odom is fighting for his life in this las vegas hospital. a source reportedly in the room with him telling espn the former los angeles laker star is showing small signs of improvement. >> is he conscious? >> no. >> the 35-year-old rushed to the hospital monday after employees at this league brothel in nevada
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found odom unconscious in his p suite and called 911. >> i need to you hurry, please. he's got blood coming out of his knows. i can't get him to wake up. >> odom spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine and take agherbal vi aggragg revealing the night before he was found, his mood had suddenly changed. >> he did get phone call. and that that phone call will seemed to bum him out. you know, he had told the girls that he wanted to spend that night alone. >> it's been a challenging few years for the father of two, cut from the new york knicks after only three months and splitting with wife khloe kardashian. their divorce still not finalized. "people" magazine reports she is making his medical decisions. as friends send their love and prayers. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> reporter: hospital oicials are still keeping quiet about his condition and prognosis.
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phillip and reena? >> marci, thank you. millions of americans will not see a cost of living increase next year. there will be no hike in social security benefits for the third d time type sinin 2010.. the government says a drop in consumer prices is the main factor for not triggering the august increase. making it worse, medicare bills are set to soar. >> while we're concentrating on seniors, a record setter living in miami right now. she's patty the tree and ga roo at the miami zoo. >> patty is the 27 years, twowo months and 13 days old. they celebrated with a cake yesterday when she game the oldest documented tree kangaroo in the world. who knew that there could even be such a tng choo she's considered a senior citizen by kangaroo standards because of her age. patty is only taken to the zoo's public exhibits occasionally. she's lived thereince '89, given birth to four joey
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>ree kangaroos i guess are different than traditional kangaroos. looking at these fun facts. if you happen to get into a fight with one of those things, you get behind the kangaroo because they cannot hop backwards. just saying if you're ever in a bat with a kangaroo, could save your life one day. >> great details for battling a kangaroo. >> you're welcome. >> stay behind those kangaroos. that's no joke. coming up, shoppers get ready. walmart bad luck. and maybe huge holiday deals for you. some tips that will help you get an early start. >> i need some halloween costumes. it's time for oscar buzz. tom hanks goes after the sovieie in our "insomniac kitchen" but first your friday forecast. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.nt message
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is your iphone battery running down too quickly. >> there's an app for that. the facebook app continues to run in the background even if the background refresh is turned off. facebook acknowledges there's a problem and says that it hopes to fix it soon. one fix may be to delete the app and access facebook from the web until the app is fixed. and netflix wasn't available for about 90 minutes yesterday. but it wasn't just the video streaming service. hbo go, chase banknk uber and the u.s. all in all, about two dozen sites were not available. many major sites use the same cloud service which admits it had a problem but denies that it was a cyberattack. everything should be back up and running now.
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thananny single day in almost three decades. the retailer expects to take a hit this year as a result of increasing competition. but walmart's problems may be good news for you. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: bad news r investors could be the ultitite gift to shoppers s is holiday seseon. walmart ststk hit again today after wiping out $21 billion in value earlier this week. the world's largest retailer facing cut throat competition from online giant amazon. and that means even deeper discounts this christmas. >> they've had to be very aggressive on price. they've had to focus on making sure that they're priced the same as amazon. >> reporter: and it's not just walmart. across the board, retailers are competing on price. as soon as one cuts prices, everyone else follows. many already offering everything from layaway to price matches to frnds and family discounts. experts even predicting 30% to 40% discounts will soon be standard fare. >> as we get closer to the
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holiday and certainly after christmas, they'll be 40%, 50% off. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> a l l of people say it's they're down because walmart is the investing in the future by beefing up their eommerce and adding to employees' waives. that kind of takes a toll on their bottom line. >> the increased competition from dollar stores, online so many people shopping online. it's so much easier for a lot of people and don't have to worry about all the hassle. like it was mentioned, you know, walmart's troubles are going to help you out and holidays are coming around just around the corner. time to start shopping. > good news. coming up, something different for always insashl football fans. ausz trailia rules football. >> we will take you inside the sports american league and this isn't just for the guys.
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but that doesn't mean there won't be any football being played in austin. >> that's because hundreds of amateur australian rules football players are headed there for the season's championship tournament. but what's the sport of aussie rules all about? here's abc's nikki battiste on this try day, friday. quickly inside. >> he took it. >> don't be fooled. this isn't soccer or rugby. america, let us introduce aussie rules football. commonly called footie, australia's most popular sport is now gaining ground in the u.s. so we decided to crash this practice and collect it out. jordan mcintyre coaches the n york mag pies, one of more than 30 teams in the united states australian football league. >> in american football when you finish high school, college, there's no real am stur sports afterwards. this is a nice out let for
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people who want to continue into their 20s and 30s. >> why play as you i don't have rules football instead of american soccer or football? >> i just found it to be the purest sport. the most fun to play. >> reporter: this is how the game works. there are 1 players on an oval-shaped field, probably bigger than any other turf you've seen. ball is egg shaped and if you're running with it, run rule is that playeye must bounce the ball every 15 yards. >> it'sort of the only sport that does that. this side of the ball hits the ground. that's it. >> not easy. >> reporter: there are two ways to move the ball from player to player. >> the first one is handball. so rather than tow the ball in rugby or overhand in american football, you hold it down here and you come through and punch the ball.
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>> wow. >> i did it. >> reporter: footie allows bare bone body tackles but only between the knees and shoulders. that's because players do not wear helmets or pads. >> it's a lot of knee injuries. australian rules football because your feet sort of get wedged in the turf and you get twisted around. >> reporter: a goal is scored when a competitor kicksks the ball between two goal posts. to popularare the sport in the u.s., league rules require at least half the players on the field be american. aussie rules football is also showing some love for the ladies. women, you can play, too. as long as you're up for a few bruises and tackles during late night practice. >> that's the great thing aboutut footie there is a place for every body type on the field. it's such a dynamic sport with so many different kinds youave
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>> reporter: and these women are proving this rough and tough sport isn't only for the boys. >> everybody bring it in. >> i love american football. and i was never allowed to plala it. just wasn't someththg that it. competitive and a great washingout, there might be one other aspect of the sport that keeps these players in the game. >> so there's a women's team there, a men's team there. how many people are dating? >> that's funny. to be honest, i don't really know. think the players keeee aot from the coach. at least three 0 or four couples among the two groups. >> reporter: vickie batiste, abc news, new york. >> nikki asking the important questions on the field. what a great piece. >> yeah, it was. >> can you jack, can you catch it? this is slightly different. >> you got to punch it though. >> go, go, go. >> that's p ptty good.
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>> it worked. >> all rit. that's impressive. >> that was pretty fun. >> like volleyball, you got to dribble it like basketball and you kick it through something. looks like four something, the fighting irish. >> one more time. >> okay. >> i naileded. >> now pigskin time. go wide. gogoide. go wide. >> he's trying to not to break the screen. we keep hearing don't let him break the screen. >> sandy our director, we're not going to break the screen. all right, do it. >> are you ready? >> yes, sir. >> almost broke a light. >> if you could only draft these people on draft kings. >> coming up, "insomniac theater." we'll be right back. if an electric toothbrush was going to clean better than a manual? he said sure. but don't get just any one. get one inspired by dentists. with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head cups your teeth to break up plaque and rotates to sweep it away.
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films guaranteed to thrill but in very different ways. >> first up a film sure to make horror fans happy. "crimson peak" stars edith, a young woman whisked away to a secluded gothic manor by her charming mysterious new husband thomas. they share the house with thomas's sister who attempts to keep the family's dark and deadly secrets from her new in-law. edith possesses the power to speak to the dead and uses her abilities to decipher the visions that hot haunt her new home. i stay. >> you're imagining things. tomorrow, why don't we go out. to the post office. i think some fresh air will do you good. >> no, i have to leave. i have to get away from here. >> edith, this is your home now. you have nowhere else to go. >> critics are saying it's the
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scares that make this film worthwhile with charles of movie mezzanine calling it a gorgeous tone perfect haunted house with immediate pleasures. and daniel kimmel of new england movies weekly agrees. he says simply the film is a visual feast. >> sure seems like that. next up, bridge of spies" a cold war era thriller which sees spielberg and hanks teaming up for the first time in over a decade. hanks stars as an insurance lawyer james donovan tacked with defending a recently captured soviet spy but he finds himself in the middle of a prisoner exchange negotiation after the soviets capture a u.s. pilot. and a trade for donovan's client is set in motion. you're german. americans? just one thing. one. one, one. the rule book. we call it the constitution.
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and that's what makes us americans. it's all ha makes us americans so don't tell me there's no rule book and don't nod at me you son of a [ expletive ]. >> oh. praise and oscar buzz running high for this film with famed critic richard roeper proclaiming when the title of the five plus films nominated for best picture it will be a surprise if bridge of spies" doesn't make the cut. and lou of the "new york post" adds it's spielberg's best film since "saving private ryan." that's an endorsement. >> high praise.
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military information to isis. the latest on this developing story just ahead. will he or won't? >> he vice president joe biden sending mixed signals. a staffer sending a letter about a possible campaign strategy. while joe plays it cool with reporters. could today be the day? >> and he struck him out! and the new york mets have won the series. amazing again. the mets beat the l.a. dodgers in a one-run nail biter. now one step closer to a world series. but they'll have to face the cubs in a battle of the perennial underdogs. their date with destiny. andoo cute for words. coco the gorilla makes some new friends. it's an overload of adorable. the famous ape and her box of kittens melting hearts all over the world on this friday, october 16th.
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good morning. on this friday. we begin this half lawyer with the arrest of a suspected hacker with ties to terrorism. >> the suspect who's under arrest in malaysia is accused of hacking into sensitive u.s. computer systems to get the personal information of federal and military employees only to sell it to isis 37 abc's devon dwyer has the details. >> reporter: u.s. authorities say the case is the first of its kind, a suspected hacker in malaysia helping isis terrorists half a world away. investigators say the suspect is a citizen of kosovo who allegedly stole personal information belonging to u.s. service members and federal employees. he was arrested abroad, now the u.s. is trying to extradite him. officials say the suspect passed the material he hacked to a british man who is considered the social media mastermind of isis. >> an isil operate named hussein
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recruiting western targets for lone wolf attacks. >> reporter: officials say the stolen personal information of more than a thousand federal employees and military members were put on an isis kill list and posted online. it's a real threat as the fbi director has warned. >> kill where you are. kill anyone. but especially if you could kill people in military uniform or law enforcement uniform and video it, that would be best of all. >> reporter: cyberthreat and sale of federal employees' serious crime. the suspect could face a 35-year prison sentence if extradited to the u.s. and convicted. devon dwyer, abc news, washington. new details in the u.s. air strike on a hospital in afghanistan. the a.p. reports that u.s. special ops knew the facility in kunduz was a hospital but analysts suspected it was being used as a taliban command and control center. 22 people died in the attack. it's not clear if the commanders
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knew about the special ops suspicions. >> the taliban takeover of cun dus is just one of the reasons president obama gave for his decision to keep u.s. forces in afghanistan. washington. >> reporter: president obama explained his shifting time line in afghanistan. >> i believe this mission is vital to our national security interests. >> reporter: near all all of the 9800 u.s. troops currently in afghanistan were supposed to be home by the end of 2016. the president obama will now leave as many as 5500 on the ground. it's a remarkable turn for the president. but he said that while the u.s. presence in afghanistan will continue longer than he planned, it will be a narrow mission. counter-terrorism operations and training and assisting afghan forces. >> i do not send you into harm's way lightly. it's the most solemn decision that i make. >> reporter: but why the shift in policy? top pentagon officials believed afghan forces weren't ready to
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operate on their own and there's been a recent surge in violence by the taliban and now isis. taliban fighters took control of a key northern city. afghan forces battled back with support from u.s. air strikes. but one strike was catastrophic. a hospital was hit, 22 people dead including 12 staffers from doctors without boarders. >> we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. >> president obama insists this decision is not disappointing and while it won't be the last time policy adjustments are made -- >> the cessation of our combat role has not changed? dangerous. already their year, 25 u.s. service members have lost their lives in afghanistan. phillip, reena? >> israel is taking new steps to avert violence. has barred young muslim men from entering jerusalem's most sensitive holy ite. in the past month, eight israelis have been killed in
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during the same period, 31 palestinians were killed bill skreel fire. the u.n. security council meets today in a special session to address the raising wave of violence. >> dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case. the employee dale could mean he avoids a trial but he may have to spend time in prison. he's an caused of sexually abuse abusing ten boys chew he was a high school wrestling coach paying at least one of them to keep his secret and then lying to the fbi about his bank transactions. >> a knox news pundit is due in a virginia court today accused of lying about his credentials. wayne simmons was arrested yesterday and charged with aud. he made frequent appearances as a commentator on fox news claiming to be an expert in terrorism who spent nearly three decades with the cia. >> we dealt in facts. the trade craft that we learn
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that we use to develop intelligence is second to no other intelligence agency in the world. >> the charges were filed after simmons allegedly lied on an official government document for clearances. court documents say he also had a criminal history that included felony convictions. the republican presidential front-runners are threatening to boycott the next debate. donald trump and ben carson demanding changes to the debate format. and they want it capped at two hours with commercials and want to speak directly to the camera at the open and close. cnbc says it's considering the demands. turning now to the democrats and a new hint from joe biden about a possible run. a top aide for the vice president sent a letter to former staffers saying if biden enters the race, he will need their race. and he said everything that biden and the president have worked for is at stake. the letter also promised the biden campaign would be optimistic but gave no hint when
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as jonathan carl tells us, biden >> reporter: joe biden was in full v.p. mode today. morning, and then, awaiting the president of south korea in the afternoon. >> are you running for president? >> i will answer in korean. >> reporter: can you just tell us when you'll decide? >> i can't hear you. >> reporter: okay. a little louder? >> have you made your decision yet? >> reporter: nothing? nothing at all? >> i'll tell you what -- good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to biden says he's nearing a final decision. although after hillary clinton's strong debate performance, fellow democrats are growing increasingly impatient. senator barbara boxer, a clinton supporter, who in august said biden should do whatever is in his heart, is now telling politico, "i just don't think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse hillary." clinton got a big endorsement from a member of the obama/biden cabinet.
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housing secretary julian castro, widely speculated as a possible clinton running mate. >> she has always, always been there for us and today, we're here for her. >> reporter: so, what is biden thinking? his younger brother, frank, told "the palm beach post" today, he's having a, quote, dialogue between his head and his heart and he's not being swayed by outside factors. several sources close to biden say he remains jibely undecided that he just hasn't made up his mind yet. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. the final four in baseball's playoffs are set. now that the mets have beaten the donors in the final game of their series. new york got off to a good start, scoring a run on daniel murphy's first inning hit. then with the mets down 2-1, murphy scored in the fourth to tie it at two. he came up again in the sixth inning and nailed what would would be the game winning so low home run. the mets win 3-2 and they will now host the cubs in game one of the national league championship
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series starting tomorrow night. i love this story. you know all mets fans are happy about the success. but there's one who is probably a little bit more ecstatic than the others. meet add line rousseau. she just turned 100 years old on wednesday. >> she was originally a brooklyn dodgers fan, but when had he left for los angeles, add line said good riddance. so she supported the mets since they started in 1962. and like many mets fans she has no love for new york's other team. the yankees. >> never had any use for them. never. never. >> why? >> why? because for the series, laughing like hell. >> love it. add line attended every home game of the 1986 world series when the mets beat the red sox. let's hope she has a chance to head to the field before this season's playoff run is over.
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>> a chance? she needs to be in some special sky box with free hot dogs and beer. >> right? she deserves it. >> she said when she first started going to mets games, she got seats behind first base for 50 cents. i haven't checked the prices what it's going to be for this upcoming series but it was like $400 for the cheapest seat at their last game at city feed. >> that's even before. >> even earlier in the playoffs. i can just imagine how much it's going to be now. >> great story. >> it is absolutely. you know what? even though she's 100 years old, she has never seen the cubs win the world series. >> this could be a great moment for her. >> no, because she's rooting for the mets. even in 100 years not since 190 have the cubs won. >> she does not want to see that in her lifetime. >> they are the favorites. they did predict that in back to the future 2." >> only feels like 100 years.
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coming up, tom brady doing some tackling for once. >> the quarterback going after junk food withgh talk for coca-cola. but will he deflate the physician out of the soft drink competition. >> and we'll soften your heart with this video of coco the gorilla. got a boxful of kittens to play with for her birthday. find us on facebook wnnfans.com. and twitter @abcwmp. you're watching "world news now."er that's my game bank you never heard of, that's my name haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one that's right for you. just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com. a one, a two, a three percent cash back we've been changing things up with k-y love. oh yeah.
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we touched on some sports earlier with the baseball highlights, but this is extra special. this is "sports with reena." >> thank you for that int doeduction. you really like this segment. >> i love it. >> thursday night football. although the falcons and the saints, the new orleans folks opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two-yard touchdown rung by mark ingram. then the saints blocked a puppet, recovered it and took it in for their second touch down. a second short td run in the fourth quarter. the saints came marching in and they won this one, 31-21. >> the saints came marching in. i like it. >> do you like that one? >> i do. sports with reena. all right. a major strike against those heavily advertised daily fantasy sports web sites. i'm sure you've seen them all
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over the television lately. regulators in nevada ordered them shut down saying they cannot operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't need a license because they say that they provide games of skill and not of chance. and they claim they should be exempt just like those season long pancy sports. ironic. the quarterback many people think lied about underinflated footballs is accusing food and beverage companies of lying. > tom brady is causing out soda and breakfast cereals. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: america's most famous quarterback is taking on an unlikely opponent. tom brady getting heated in an interview on boston sports radio station weei monday not about his latest game but about coca-cola. >> the fact that they can sell that, you know, tokids, that's i mean, that's poison for kids. but they keep doing it. >> reporter: and he's not
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taking a shot at breakfast cereal going after tony the tiger. >> that's just america. that's what we've been conditioned to. we believe frosted flakes is a food. >> reporter: the 3-year-old four-time super bowl champ crediting a healthy diet as a big part of his on field success accusing certainern large food and beverage companies can of false advertising. > all those companies make lots of money selling those things. they have lots of money to advertise. when you go to the super bowl, it's, you know, who are the sponsors? that's the education we get. that's what we get brainwashed to believe that all these things are normal food groups and this is what you should eat. >> reporter: coca-cola firing back say manage a statement all of its beverages are safe and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced lifestyle. kellogg defending frosted flakes for being associated with lower body mass index in children and adults. lately brady seems let inclined to hold his tongue after
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to gisele bundchen being on the rocks, he spoke rather candidly in this brand-new interview. >> she's my best friend. we get to do everything together and especially when you're you know, fortunate to be in a relationship with someone that you love to death and you love doing anything with. >> linsey days of the, abc news, new york. >> taking on the nfl, feeling like you can take everybody on now. tonity tiger? nobody is safe from mr. brady. he's bringing it. but those comments were made in defense of his business partner who was ripped apart in a magazine, boston magazine article for run-ins with the fda. brady taking everybody on. >> you're right. pepsi a big sponsor of the nfl and even the patriots. they had no comoday about those comments. >> stay out of brady's way. that's the bottom line. coming up in our next half hour, parents behaving badly reaching a new low and the kids, they're
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the ones being punished. >> but first the adorable video going viral involving a well-known gorilla who knows sign language. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues
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stations. the famous gorilla who knows sign language is the star of a new video that's going viral. it shows what happens when she is given a box full of kittens. >> how did she react? the story from abc's david wright. >> reporter: koko the gorilla has always loved babies, but never had one of her own. so, for her birthday, the gorilla foundation brought her a litter of kittens. >> sweet. >> reporter: koko fell in love with the gray one. the black one fell in love with her. koko knows how to sign the word cat and baby, but watch what she signs. >> put on head.
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yes, that's what you wanted. she learned sign language from her human companion, dr. penny patterson. over the years, this gorilla celebrity has shared a gig with robin williams. and expressed sadness when they told her williams had died. now, 44 years old, koko is bridging the species barrier again. david wright, abc news, new york. >> it's always cool when you see different species showing each other the love that way. that's cool. koko has never had a baby of her own. so there you go. >> apparently they say you have had lots of baby kittens over your lifetime. >> yeah, i'm a cat lady at heart. >> good to know. >> more coming up "the mix." and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula
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those little tykes toy cars. they were red and colored plastic and youind of rode in them, used your feet like fred flintstone. there's a real-life version. a man from britain, he and his brother took them 16 weeks to make this real life version. they've put 5,000 miles on it, and it's up for sale now. it's $33,000 if you want to uise arorod in that. $33,000 for that? >> it's a chick magnet though. girls love it. everybody wants o get picked up for a date in one of those. it's on sale on ebay and adapted from daewoo. >> no word on how many miles per gallon you get. >> doesn't matter. it's just so cool. >> talk about extreme fans here. when it comes to the political campaign this woman put a portrait of hillary clinton, had it shaved into the back of her head posing. that's 70-year-old anita from san antonio.
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his accusers say was meaea to keep them quiet. swept away. flash floods in southern california making a monster of a mess. mud slides trapping residents and wiping out roads. the latest just ahead. and new this half hour, lamar odom fighting for his life. >> the larger than life star hospitalized after being found unconscious in a brothel. his basketball family speaking out as his kardashian family stands by his side. and emotional moments for prince william, opening up about the sadness of losing his mother, princess diana, and sharing his joy of being a father to two very different little ones. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, october 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." a lot to get to on this friday. but we begin with the stunning downfall of a man once a
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presidency. now possibly headed to prison. >> we're talking about former speaker of the house dennis hastert. he's agreed on a plea deal in a criminal hush money case l lked to accusations after sexual misconduct. abc's brian ross has details. >> reporter: the decision by 73-year-old dennis hastert to plead guilty means there will be no trial and none of his dark secrets will be exposed in open court. >r. speaker. >> reporter:r:ut in exchange, the former speaker o othe house, onceecond in line to the presidency, may spend time in prison, the first speaker ever to do so. the charges against hastert grow out of his role as a popular illinois high school wrestling coach in the 1970s. authorities say hastert sexually abused several teenage boys on the team, and then a few years ago, began to pay one of them momo than $1 million in hush money to keep quieie >> these boys were 14, 15, 16 years old. abc news her late brother,
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steven reinboldt, was one of hastert's victims, something she learned years later, she says, when her brother told her he was gay. >> i asked him, "stevie, when was your first same-sex expepeence?" me and said, "it was with dennis hastert." and i just -- i know i was stunned. i said, "why didn't you ever tell anybody, stevie? i mean, he was your teacher. why didn't you ever tell anybody?" and he just looked at me and said, "who is ever going to believe me? in this toto, who is ever going to believe me?" >> reporter: for years, jolene burge tried to expose what dennis hastert allegedly did. and she said, even if there is no trial, the world now knows what kind of a man dennis hastert is. >> he'll plead out and try to make this go away as quickly as he can. and he can do that, but the truth h out. >> reporter: authorities say what tripped up hastert was the recent effort to pay off his victim. he's charged with violating bank
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huge cash withdrawals, and then lying to the fbi about them. he's expected to plead guilty to one of those two counts, either one of which usually results in time behind bars. briaiaross, abc news. the u.s. is working to get custody of a computer hacking suspect with ties to isis. the man is a citizen of kosovo and he was arrested last month in malaysia and is accused of stealing the personal information of more than 1300 u.s. military and other government personnel. then officials say, he passed the material to isis which then posted i ionline hoping its supporters in the u.s. would usese it to stage attacks. the u.s., he faces 35 years in prison. u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan through most of next year. president obama had promised to bring all the troops home sooner, but that was before the taliban's resurgence. now more than 5,0000will continue to serve. nearly 10,000 troops will remain
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^> this modest but meaningful extension of our presence while sticking to our current narrow missions can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. >> republican presidential candidates j j bush and marco rubio criticized the decision saying the number of troops was far too low. burba accused the -- bush accused the president of undermining military commanders. hillary clinton's top aide about will be interviewed behind closed doors today about the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. huma abedin will be on capitol hill before e e committee looking into the a aack. clinton will testify next week. new details this morning about what a 2016 joe biden campaign might look like. the vice president has yet to make up his mind, but one of his top aides reached out to his former staffers asking for their help should biden decici to run. the letter says a potential
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helping the middle class but it gave no indication on when a final decision might come. a major freeway serving southern california could be shut down all day after flash flooding swamped the area with water and mud. a 30-mile section of interstate 5 north of angeles is covered in the muckckive feet deep in some spots stranding drivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inches of rain in a very short period of time also flooded many secondary roads trapping residents in their homes. so far no reports of any injuries but emergency crews will be working all night to make sure that nobody is in danger. forestry officials in texas are bringing in a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wildfire that's burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. the dc-10 is capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of retardant, a much needed tool to help control those out of control flames. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: military helicopters helping take on a blaze that in 24 hours exploded in size. burning at leaea nine homes to
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the ground. the governor declaring a state of disaster. >> this has to be an echo of a nightmare that they faced just a few years ago. >> reporter: in 2011, the most destructive blaze in texas history leveled more than 1,600 homes near bastrop and killed two people. it is hot and dry here now, even after record rainfnfl just this spring. more than 400 homes evacuated. >> there's nothing you can do except pray. >> reporter: and you can see these large military helicopters have been dropping water on the smoke and the fire. thousands of gallons, they've made lots of progress, but there's still lots of work to be done. clayton sandell, abc news. > the national oceanic atmospheric administration or noaa has issued a very wet winter forecast. forecasters say el nino is likely to be one of the strongest ever bringing lots of rain to the southwest. they predict cooler conditions in the south and much milder
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states. >> her rowow s sncer stone who stopped a gunman on a european train has been released from the hospital after his latest brush with death. stone was being treated for stab wounds following a street fight. he released a statement thanking those who cared for him and saying he was now focused on healing and recovering and looking forward to the next part of his journey. there have been no arrests in the stabbing. former basketball star lamar odom is still on life support this morning. but sources tell espn that he is making some progress. odom was found unconscious at a nevada brothel on tuesday and he's been on life support ever since. staffers say he spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine and taking an herbal viagra. his former nba colleagues are praying for r s recovery. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> his estranged wife khloe kardashian along with his previous partner and their
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wife are free this morning after being held for a week in a vermont t il. a judge released the couple and dismissed that charges that they were fugitive from justice in california. they fled to california five years ago when accused of trespassing and vandalizing a santa barbara home they once owned. if they leave their bond, another state could extradite them to california. a terrifying ordeal for a florida man recovering after coming facac to face with an ght-foot alligator. doug brown was fixing a backyard pump near orlando when the huge gator jumped from a canal and chomped down on his arm. brown managed to yank his arm away and the alligator fell back into the water. his injuries, thankfully, are not serious but he's, of course, still rattled saying that it felt like a horror movie. and a group of m mrants hoping to get a free ride from france to england got quite a surprise when they opened the back of a truck only to find there was a caged polar bear inside. that made some of them think
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it's been created to show support. for next month. oh, come on. >> what is the world coming to when you can't dance? moves, too. and he dressededicely. >> i think they'rereust hating. they don't have the moves. when parents misbelieve at youth sports events, it's often the kids who are punished and they're not able to play their games. >> in one pennsylvania town, it brawling. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: this youth football canceled. >> this year, it got kind of bad with the parenen fighting and yelling from the stands. fist-fighting. >> reporter: we've seen parents behaving badly in other towns. even fighting. this one caught on exclusive video from our san diego station kgtv just weeks ago. and that's what happened in mt. pleasant, but then, officials say, things took a darker turn. officials first rescheduling a a game because of anonymous threats, and now, this week, bullet casings found at the field gates, with the names of
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officials and coaches written on them. >> i have no idea where it's coming from, but it's got to stop. the kids have more sense than the adults here. >> reporter: as for the kids, they don't have playoffs this year, but they do have a lesson for their parents. >> thihiis not the way to hahale situations. usually, the way to handle stuff like this is just stay calm. >> reporter: it's still a mystery who left the bullet casings on the field, but we have learned that parents are being interviewed about this incident. of course, the biggest victims in all of this are those kids who won't get to play in their per bowl this year.. matt gutmama abc news. new york. >> whoever put those casings in the parking area, they could be chargewith making terrorisc threats. so it could get worse for them. when we come back, the private lives of celebrities dealing with grief, their kids, and snakes. >> and a sequal to a blockbuster romantic comedy in the works. "the skinny" is up next. "world news now" continues
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charge him. >> now starring in "g"gndfathered," the 52-year-old actor spent the summer in a residential.rehab prog >> he told followers the rehab followed a rough year during which his mother died and he wasn't working enough. if convicted, he faces up to six months in the county jail. >> britain's prince william is opening up about his mother. a charityty dinner, he noted that it has been 18 years since princess diana died. grief, william says, is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure. he waspeaking on behalf of the organization child bereavement uk which diana helped found. >> but talk about extremes. earlier in the day, he talked about something much more up beatat his two preschoolele the prince told the head m master of the school his two children have very different temperaments.
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george is very lively while 5-month-old charlotte is very lady-like. >> those are very cute kids. >> i cannot imagine how emotional he was today talking about princess diana. how even1 years later, you sort of never get over the loss of a parent as a parent would never get over the loss i've child. so to see how the scars are still there and how difficult it still is. >> most of us remember how shocking it was for the entire world at that time. 18 years though, that's quite a bit ago. i can't believe it's already been 18 years. chris hemsworth has only been on instagram for a few days but he's already got it figured out. he's posting up a storm. >> yesterday in n s second snap head a photo of him running on a treadmill while holding one of his 19-month-old twin boys. the avengers age of ultran star captioned it, the family who trains together stays together. >> his first snap was this. it was a picture of him in front of a giant snake. do you see it there? it was in his backyard. >> wow. is that real?
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>> that's worth an instagram post. this one he said showed him he was hanging with the locals in the real jurassic park. he's got a number of films coming up including a thor sequel and ghostbusters. be in that film. can't wait for that. >> and the belovededomcom film the half hour show will pick up whwhe "my best friend's dding" left off. i loved that movie. >> yeah, it came out in 1997, started julia roberts as a love shy food critic by the name of julie and potter. it will follow her as she nab gates life in new york city and the original screen writer is helping write the tvtv pilot. so far there is no word on the casting yet. >> it's going to be good. >> coming up, we'll look at a week what left many of us hanging on so many stories.
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making ns headlines. >> few of these stories are wrapd up. we will be watching developments for quite awhile. let's take a look back with ""friday rewind."" >> i would not ask anyone to vote for m mbased on my last name. i'd asasthem to listen to what i'm proposing, look at what i accomplished. time and time againi have never anged. you're looking at a block of granite when it comes to t issues. >> our greatest long-term strategic challenges are our relations with china. our greatest day to date threat is cyber warfare against this country. >> it's time to stand up and pass comprehensisi gun safety legislation as a nation. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you, me too, me too. >> enough of the e-mails. let's talk about the real issues facing america. >> i call him a socialist/communist. okay? because that's what he is. >> i thought they all did well. >> you can see here these young thososisraeli soldiers down the
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ththfear now is that these scenes are not part of the regular cycle of violence but rather with the growing number of attacks and clashes, that this will now turn into something much bigger. >> flight mh-17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane. >> i need to you hurry, please. because he's got blood coming out of his nose. white stuff coming out off his mouth. i can't get him to wake up. >> lamar odom is one of the greatest people i've ever known. i'm obviously hoping that he can pull through this. second. tejada is down. >> the tackle, it was illegal. it was sickening. >> i think you're taught from a young age to try to break up double plays. i think that's part of baseball. >> i wish she was here. i've cried 30 times already. i cry like a frigging baby. >> you see it on tv but you got
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to be there to really enjoy it. >> oh, love that lady. >> c cnot get enough of hehe again, the mets will take on the chicago cubs. the national league championship series. we cannot forget about the other side, the american league, the kansas city royals. kansas city needs love taking on the toronto blue jays. baseball is fun again. backflips are cool. like it all. >> you're into this. >> we all are. it's awesome, can't wait. >> don't miss our updates on face wnnfans.com. >> and more from the mets lady. this is abc's "world news
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two decades. good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm reena ninan. here's some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." will he or won't he? a new signal from the vicece
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for the white house. what a top aide is saying to biden's former staff and looming boycott, the two gop front-runners threatening to skip the next debate unless their demands are met. president obama is slowing down his plan to withdraw all u.s. forces from afghaninian. nearly 10,000 troopspsill stay through most of next year due in part to resurgent threats by the taliban. >> former house speaker dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case linked to accusations of sexual misconduct. he is set to submit a written plea on monday but he has till october 28th to change his mind. and regulatorsrsn nevada haveverdered daily fantasy sport sites to be shut down saying they can't operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't need a license because they provide games of skill, not of chance. those are some of our top stories on this friday, october 16th.
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>> from abc news, this is "world ws now." we begin with the vice president dropping a new clue about his next move. >> this as we learn that donald trump and ben carson could be no shows at the next republican debate. a top aide to the vice president has sent a letter to biden's inner circle highlighting what his campaign might focus on if he dececes to run. it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: vice president joe away from a straight answer. when will he make up his mind about another presidential bid? mr. biden was playing it cool dodging questions from reporters. >> have you made your decision yet? >> tell you what, good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to the vice president tells abc news he's close to deciding whether to enter the democratic presidential field. california senator barbara boxer tells politico, i just don't think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse
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hillary. in the republican race, ben carson and donald trump may boycott the next gop debate. the two cosigned a letter to cnbc threatening to sit out of the october 2th event unless the cable network holes it to two hours. the last debate ran three hours. trump spoke to fox news channel's greta van susteren. >> it's too much to watch. they're doing it becausesehey want to make more money. >> with fund-raising reports for the past three months, ben carson is expected to come out on top with about $20 million in campaign contributions. jeb bush is second with 3.4 million. >> thank you, san antonio. >> hillary clinton leads the democratic pack with $28 million. bernie sanders who busted a move on "the ellen degeneres show" he kicked up $26 m mlion. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> he's got some moves. the u.s. is working to get custody of a computer hacking suspect with ties to isis. the man is a citizen of kosovo.
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he was arrested last month in malaysia and accused of stealing the personal information of more than 1300 u.s. military and other government personnel. then officials sayaye passed the material to a british man who is considered the social media mastermind of isis. >> an isil operative, junaid hussain, who is a british national, who was recruiting western targets for lone wolf attacks. >> isisi which postedhe hacked personal information online hoping its supporters in the u.s. would use it to stage attacks. if the man in custody is tried and convicted in the u.s., he faces 35 years in prison. a new development in the case of pan am flight 103. that was the airliner that went down over lockerbie,e,cotland in 198888illing all 270 peoplplon board. the plot to take down the e ane has always been tied to libya. prosecutors in the u.s. and britain have now identified two new suspects who they want to
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question but that is unlikely given the turmoil in libya. word of the new suspects comes after an extensive documentary about the case aired on pbs. the u.n. security council meets in a special sessisi today to address the i ireasing violence in the middle east. in an attempt to avert more deadly attpcks israel has barred young muslim men from its most sensitive holy site in jerusalem, the hilltop compound is sacred to both muslims and jews and has been at the center of the recent violence. >> some rare extreme storms in southern californini a major north/south thoroughfare could be shut down all d d after flash flooding swamped the area with mud. and water this is the scene north of los angeles, a 30-mile section of interstate 5 covered in the muck five feet deep in some spots, stranding delivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inch ofofain in a very short time floodedemany secondndy roads trapping residents in theiriromes. so far no reports of any
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injuries. >> and in texas, forestry officials are recruiting a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wild fire that has burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. it's capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of water and retardant, a much needed tool since there's no rain in sight. so far flames have scorchehe through six square milil and wiped out nearly three dozen homes. former nba star lamar odom is still on life support this morning, days after he was found unconscious at a nevada brothel. however, sources tell espn he is showing some signs of progress. abc's marci gonzales has tails. >> repororr: in a coma rrounded by loved ones, lamar odom is fighting for his l le in this las vegas hospital. a source reportedly in the room with him telling espn the former los angeles laker star is showing small signs of improvement. >> no. >> the 35-yeararld rushed to the hospital monday after employees at this legal brothel in nevada
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found odom unconscious in his vip suite and called 911. >> i need to you hurry, please. he's got blood coming out of his knows. white stuff coming out of his mouth. i can't get him to wake up- >> staffers at the ranch say odom spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine, and taking an herbal viagra rerealing the night before he was found, his mood had suddenly changed. >> he did get a phone call. and that that phone call seemed to bum him out. you know, he had told the girls that he wanted to spend that night alone. >> it's been a challenging few years for the father of two, cut from the new york knicks after only three months and splitting with wife khloe kardashian. their divorce still not finalized. "people" magazine rererts she is making his medical decisions. as friends send their love and prayers. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> reporter: hospital officials are still keeping quiet about oh dop'p' condition and prprnosis. phillip and reena?
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millions of americans will not see a cost of living increase next year. there will be no hike in social security benefits for the third the government says a drop in consumer prices is the main factor for not triggering the automatic increase. and making it worse, medicare bills are set to soar. >> while we're concerating on seniors, we have to give a shoutout to a record setter living in miami right now. she's patty the tree kangaroo at >> patty is the 27 years, two months and 13 daysld. they celebrated with a cake oldest documented tree kangaroo in the world. who knew that there could even be sucuc a thing? she's considered a senior citizen by kangaroo standards because of her age. patty is only taken to the zoo's public exhibits occasionally. she's lived there since '89, given birth to four joey kangaroos along the way. >> tree kangaroos i guess are
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is your iphone battery running down too quickly? there's an app for that. the facebook app continues to the background refresh is turned off. facebook acknowledges there's problem and says that it hopes to fix it soon. one fix may be to delete the app and access facebook from the web until the app is fixed. and netflix wasn't available for about 90 minutes yesterday. but it wasn't just the video streaming service. hbo go, chase bank, uber and the bbc were also down here in the u.s. all in all, about two dozen sites were not available. many major sites use the same cloud service which admits it had a problem but denies that it was a cyberattack. everything should back up and running now. walmart's stock dropped more
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wednesday than in any single day in almost three decades. >> the world's largest retailer expects to take a hit this yeaea as a result of increasing competition. t walmart's problems may be good news for you. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: bad news for investors could be the ultimate gift to shoppers this holiday season. walmart stock hit again after wiping out $21 billion in value earlier this week. the world's largest retailer facing cut throat competition from online giant t azon. and that means even deeper discounts this christmas. >> they've had to be very aggressive on price. they've had to focus on making sure that they're priced the same as amazon. >> reporter: and it's not just walmart. across the board, retailers are competing on price. as soon as one cuts prices, everyone else follows. many already offffing everything from layaway to price matches to friends and family discounts. experts even predicting 30% to 40% discounts will soon be standard fare. >> as we get closer to the holiday and certainly after
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christmas, they'll be 40%, 50% off. york. >> a lot of people say it's -- they're down because walmart is investing in the future by beefing up their e-commerce and adding to employees' wages. their bottom line. >> the increased competition from dollar stores, online so ny people shopping o oine. it's so muchchasier for a lot of people and don't have to worry about all the hassle. like it was mentioned, you know, walmart's troubles are going to help you out and holidays are coming around just around the corner. time to start shopping. > good news. coming up, something different for always insatiable football fans. australia rules foototll. >> we will take you inside thehe sports american league and this isn't just for the guys. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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won'n'be any football bein played in austin. >> that's because hundreds of amateur australian rules football players are headed there for the season's chpionship tournament. but what's the sport of aussie rules all about? here's abc's nikki battiste on this try day, friday. >> slaps it wide. quickly inside. >> he took it. >> reporter: don't be fooled. this isn't soccer or rugby. america, let us introduce aussie rules football. commonly called footy, australia's most popular sport is now gaining ground in the u.s. so we decided to crash this practice and check it out. >> very good stuff. >> reporter: jordan mcintyre coaches the new york magpies, one of more than 30 teams in the united states australian football league. >> in american football when you finish high school, college, there's no real amateur sports afterwards.
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20s and 30s. >> why play aussie rules football instead of american soccer or football? purest sport. the most fun to play. >> reporter: this is how the game works. there are 18 players on an bigger than any other turf you've seen. the ball is egg-shaped and if you're running with it, one rule is that players must bounce the ball every 15 yards. >> which other sports find quite strange. it's the only sport that does that. this side of the ball hits the ground. that's it. >> not easy. >> reporter: there are two ways move the ball from player to player. >> the first one is handball. so rather than throw the ball in rugby or overhand in american football, you hold it down here and you come through and punch the ball. >> reporter: the second option, give it a kick.
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>> i did it. >> reporter: footy allows bare bone body tackles but only between the knees and shoulders. that's because players do not wear helmets or pads. >> there's aot of knee injuries in australian football because your feet sort of get wedged in the turf and you get twisted around. >> reporter: a goal is scored when a competitor kicks the ball between two goal posts. to popularize the sport in the u.s., league rules require at least half the players on the field be american. aussie rules football is also showing some love for the ladies. women, you can play, too. as long as you're up for a few bruises and tackles during late night practice. footy. there is a place for every body type on the field. so many differentntinds of positions that anybody can play it.
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>> reporter: and these women are proving this rough and tough sport isn't only for the boys. >> everybody bring it in. >> i love american football. and i was never allowed to play it. it just wasn't something that girls could do, but girls can do it. >> reportete besides being fun, competitive and d great workout, there might be one otr aspect of the sport that keeps these players in the game. >> so there's a women's team there, a men's team there. how many people are dating? >> that's funny. to be honest, i don't really know. i think the players keep a lot from the coach. at least three or four couples amongst the two groups. that's a pretty good ratio. >> reporter: vickie batiste, abc news, new york. >> nikki asking the important questions on the field. love that. what a great piece. >> yeah, it was. >> jack, can you catch it? this is slightly different. >> you got to punch it though. >> go, go, go. >> that's pretty good. >> go, go, goal.
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>> it worked. >> all right. that's pretty impressive. look at you, jack. >> that was pretty fun. >> like volleyball, you got to dribble it like basketball and you kick it through something. looks like four something, the fighting irish. >> one more time. >> okay. >> i nailed it. go wide. go wide. go wide.e. >> he's trying not to the break the screen. we keep hearing n't let him break the screen. >> don't break the screen. sandy, our director, we're not going to break the screen. all right, do it. >> are you ready? >> yes, sir. >> almost broke a light. >> if you could only draft these people on draft kings. it willlet popular. >> not in nevada these days, huh? coming up, "insomniac theater." we'll be right back.lean better than a manual? he said su but don't get just any one. get one inspired by dentists. with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head cups your teeth to break up plaque and rotates to sweep it away.
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that are guaranteed to thrill, but in very different ways. >> first up a film sure to make horror fans happy. "crimson peak" stars edith, a young woman whisked away to a secluded gothic manor by her chchming yet mysteriris new husband thomas. the newlyweds share the house with thomas' sister who attempts to keep the family's dark and deadly secrets from her new in-law. edith possesses the power to speak to the dead and uses her abilities to decipher the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. >> i'm afraid i shall go mad if i stay. >> my darling, you're imagining things. tomorrow, why don't we go out to the post office. i think some fresh air will do you good. >> no, i have to leave. i have to get away from here. >> edith, this is your home now. you have nowhere else to go. >> critics are saying it's the production design and not the scares that make this film
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rthwhile with charles bramesco of movie mezzanine perfect haunted house with immediate pleasures. and daniel kimmel of new england movies weekly agrees. he says simply the film is a visual feast. >> sure seems like that. next up, "bridge of spies," a a coldldar era thriller whicicsees spielberg and tom hanks teaming up for the first time in over a decade. hanks stars as an insurance lawyer james donovan tasked with defending a recently captured soviet spy but he finds himself exchange negotiation after the soviets capture a u.s. pilot. and a trade for donovan's client is set in motion. >> i'm irish. but whatatakes us both just onehing. one. one, one. the rule book. we call it the constitution. and that's what makes us
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americans. it's all that makes us americans. so don't tell me there's no rule book and don't nod at me like that, you son of a [ expletive ]. >> oh. praise and oscar buzz running high for this film with famed critic richard roeper proclaiming when the titles of the five plus films nominated for best picture it will be a surprise if bridge of spies" doesn't make the cut. and lou lumenick of the "new york post" adds it's spielberg's best film since "saving private ryan." that's an endorsement. >> high prprse.
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military information to isis. the latest on this developing story just ahead. will he or won't? >> vice president joe biden sending mixed signals. a staffer sending a letter about a possible campaign strategy reporters. could today be the day? and he struck him out! and the new york mets have won the series. amazing again. the mets beat the l.a. dodgers in a one-run nail biter. now one step closer to a world series. but they'll have to face the cubs in a battle of the perennial underdogs. their date with destiny. and too cute for words. friends. the famous ape and her box of kittens melting hearts all over
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october 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. on this friday. we begin this half lawyer with the arrest of a suspected hacker with ties to terrorism. >> the suspect who's under arrest in malaysia is accused of hacking into sensitive u.s. computer systems to get the personal information of federal and military employees only to sell it to isis. c's devon dwyer has the details. >> reporter: u.s. authorities say the case is the first its malaysia helping isis terrorists half a world away. investigators say the suspect is a citizen of kosovo who allegedly stole personal information belonging to u.s. service members and federal employees. he was arrested abroad, now the u.s. is trying to extradite him. officials say the suspect passed the material he hacked to a british man who is considered the social media mastermind of isis. >> an isil operate named junaid
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hussain is a british national who was recruiting western targets for lone wolf attacks. >> reporter: officials say the stolen personal information of more than a thousand federal employees and military members were put on an isis kill list and posted online. it's a real threat as the fbi director has warned. >> kill where you are. kill anyone. but especially if you could kill people in military uniform or law enforcement uniform and video it, that would be best of all. >> reporter: cyberthreat and sale of federal employees' personal information is a serious crime. the suspect coululface a 35-year prison sentence if extradited to the u.s. and convicted. devon dwyer, abc news, washington. new details in the u.s. air strike on a hospital in afghanistan. the a.p. reports that u.s. special ops knew the facility in kunduz was a hospital but analysts suspected it was being used as a taliban command and control center. 22 people didi in the attack. it's not clear if ththcommanders whcalled in the air strike
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suspicions. the taliban takeover of kunduz is just one of the reasons president obama gave for his decision to keep u.s. forces in afghanistan. washington. >> reporter: president obama in afghanistan. >> i believe this mission is interests. >> reporter: near all all of the 9800 u.s. troops currently in afghanistan were supposed to be home by the end of 2016. president obama will now leave as many as 5500 on the ground. it's a remarkable turn for the president. but he said that while the u.s. presence in afghanistan will continue longer than he planned, it will be a narrow mission. counter-terrorism operations and training and assisting afghan forces. >> i do not send you into harm's way lightly. it's the most solemn decision that i make. >> reporter: but why the shift in policy? top pentagon officials believed
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operate on their own and there's been a recent surge in violence by the taliban and now isis. taliban fighters took control of a key northern city. afghan forces battled back with support from u.s. air strikes. but one strike was catastrophic. a hospital was hit, 22 people dead including 12 staffers from doctors without boarders. >> we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. >> president obama insists this decision is not disappointing and while it won't be the last time policy adjustments are made -- >> the cessation of our combat role has not changed. >> reporter: but it will still be dangerous. already this year, 25 u.s. service members have lost their lives in afghanistan. phillip, reena? israel is taking new steps to avert violence. it has barred young muslim men from entering jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. in the past month, eight israelis have been killed in palestinian attacks, most of
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palestinians were killed by israeli fire. the u.n. security council meets today in a special session to violence. former house speaker dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case. the plea deal could mean he avoids a trial, but he may is he's an caused of sexually abusing ten boys while he was a paying at least one of them to keep his secret and then lying to the fbi about his bank transactions. a knox news pundit is due in a virginia court today accused of lying about his credentials. wayne simmons was arrested yesterday and charged with fraud. he made frequent appearances as claiming to be an expert in terrorism who spent nearly three decades with the cia. >> we dealt in facts.
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that we used to develop world. >> the charges were filed after simmons allegedly lied on an official government document for contracting jobs and security clearances. court documents say he also had a criminal history that included felony convictions. the republican presidential front-runners are threatening to donald trump and ben carson demanding changes to the debate format. and they want it capped at two hours with commercials and want to speak directly to the camera at the open and clos cnbc says it's considering the turning now to the democrats and a new hint from joe biden about a possible run. a top aide for the vice president sent a letter to former staffers saying if biden enters the race, he will need their help. and he said everything that biden and the president have worked for is at stake. the letter also promised the biden campaign would be optimistic but gave no hint when an announcement might come.
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as jonathan carl tells us, biden is still playing coy. >> reporter: joe biden was in full v.p. mode today. at the president's side in the morning, and then awaiting the president of south korea in the afternoon. but what about the big question? >> are you running for president? >> reporter: can you just tell us when you'll decide? >> reporter: okay. a little louder? yet? >> reporter: nothing? >> i'll tell you what -- good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to biden says he's nearing a final decision. strong debate performance, fellow democrats are growing increasingly impatient. senator barbara boxer, a clinton supporter, who in august said biden should do whatever is in his heart, is now telling politico, "i just don't think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse hillary." clinton got a big endorsement
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cabinet. housing secretary julian castro, clton running mate. >> she has always, always been here for her. thinking? his younger brother, frank, told "the palm beach post" today, he's having a, quote, dialogue between his head and his heart outside factors. several sources close to biden he just hasn't made up his mind yet. jonathan carl, abc n ns, the white house. the final four in baseball's playoffs are set. now that the mets have beaten the dodgers in the final game of their series. new york got off to a good start, scoring a run on daniel murphy's first inning hit. then with the mets down 2-1, murphy scored in the fourth to tie it at two. he came up again in the sixth inning and nailed what would would be the game winning solo home run. the mets win 3-2 and they will now host the cubs in game one of the national league championship
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i love this story. you know all mets fans are happy but there's one who is probably a little bit more ecstatic than the others. she just turned 100 years old on wednesday. >> she wasasriginally a brooklyn dodgers fan, bututhen had he left for los angeles, adeline said good riddance. so she supported%the mets since they started in 1962. and like many mets fans she has no love for new york's other team -- the yankees. >> never had any use for them. never. >> why? because for the series, laughing like hell. >> love it. adeline attended every home game of the 1986 world series when the mets beat the red sox. let's hope she has a chance to head to the field before this season's playoff run is over. >> a chance?
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she needs to be in some special sky box with free hot dogs and beer. >> yeah. >> right? she deserves it. >> she said when she first started going totoets games, she got seses behind first base for 50 cents. i haven't checked the prices what it's going to be for this upcoming series, but it was like $400 for the cheapest seat at their last game at city field. >> that's even before. >> even earlier in the playoffs. i can just imagine how much it's going to be now. >> great story. you know what? even though she's 100 years old, she has never seen the cubs win the world series. >> this could be a greatatoment for he >> no, because she's rooting for the mets. even in 100 ars not since 190 -- 1908 have the cubs won. >> she does not want to see that in her lifetime.
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they did pdict that in "back to the future 2." >>nly feels like 100 years. >>hank you, jack. and coming up, tom bdy doing some tackling for once. the quarterback going after junk fth tough talk for co-cola. but will he deflate the fizz out of the soft drink competition? and we'll soften your heart with this video of koko the gorilla. got a boxful of kittens to play with for her birthday. cute. and iraq to find us on facebook wnnfans.com. and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... sappea there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you cpare hundreds of rds to find the one at rht f you. just search, compa, anapy at cdiardsom.
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we touched on some sports earlier with the baseball highlights, but this is extra special. this is "sports with reena." >> thank you for that introducucon. you really like this segment. >> i iove it. >> thursday night football. although the falcons and the saints, the new orleans folks opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two-yard trouchbd by mark -- touchdown run by mark ingram. then the saints blocked a nt, recovered it and took it in for their second touchdown. a second short td run in the fourth quarter. the saints came marching in and they won this one, 31-21. >> the saints came marching in. i like it. >> do you like that one? >> i do. sports with reena. all right. a majostrike against those heavily advertised daily fantasy sports web sites.
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over the television lately. regulators in nevada ordered them shut down saying they cannot operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't nene a license because they say that theheprovide games of skill and not of chance. and they cim they should be exempt just like those season long pancy sports. >> some people may think this is ironic. the quarterback many people think lied about underinflated footballs is accusing food and beverage companies of lying. >> tom brady is specifically calling out soda and breakfast cereals. abc's liliey davis has the story. >> reporter: ameriri's most famous quarterback is taking on an unlikely opponent. patriots quarterback tom brady getting heated in an interview on boston sports radio station weei monday not about his latest game but about coca-cola. >> the fact that they can sell that, you know, to kids, that's i mean, that's poison for kids. but they keep doing it. >> reporter: and he's not stopping at soft drinks. taking a shoat breakfast
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tiger. >> that's just america. that's what we've been conditioned to. we believe frosted flakes is a food. >> reporter: the three-year four-time super bowl champ crediting a healthy diet as a big part of his on field success accusing certain large food and beverage companies can of false advertising. > all those companies make lots of money selling those things. they have lots of money to advertise. it's, you know, who are the that's the education we get. that's what we get brainwashed are normal food groups and this >> reporter: coca-cola firing back say manage a statement all of its beverages are safe and balanced lifestyle. kellogg defending frosted flakes for being associated with lower bobo mass index in children and ults.
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to hold his tongue after speculation about his marriage to gisele bundchen being on the rocks, he spoke rather candidly in this brand-new interview. >> she's my best friend. we get to do everything together and especially when you're you know, fortunate to be in a relationship with someone that you love to death and you love doing anything with. >> reporter: lindsey davis, abc news, new york. >> taking on the nfl, feeling like you can take everybody on now. tony the tiger? nobody is safe from mr. brady. he's bringing it. but those comments were made in defense of his business partner who was ripped apart in a magazine, boston magazine ararcle for run-ins withthhe fdfd brady tatang everybody on. >> you're right. pepsi a big sponsor of the nfl and even the patriots. they had no comment today about those comments. >> stay out of brady's way. that's the bottom line. coming up in our next half-hour, parents behaving badly reaching a new low and the kids, they're
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first, the adorable video going viral involving a well-known gorilla who knows sign language. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc c stations. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continu
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stations. the famous gororla who knows sign language is the star of a new video that's going viral. it shows what happens when she is given a box full of kittens. >> how did she react? the story from abc's david wright. >> reporter: koko the gorilla has always loved babies, but never had one of her own. so, for her birthday, the gorilla foundation brought her a litter of kittens. >> sweet. >> reporter: koko fell in love with the gray onon the black one fell in n ve with her. koko knows how to sign the word cat and baby, but watch what she signs. >> put on head. put the kitty on her head.
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yes, that's what you wanted. she learned sign language from her human companion, dr. penny patterson. over the years, this gorilla celebrity has shared a giggle e with robin williams. and expressed sadness when they told her williams had died. now, 44 years old, koko is bridging the species barrier again. david wright, abc news, new york. >> it's always cool when you see different spies showing each other the love that way. that's cool. koko has never had a baby of her own. so there you go. >> apparently they say you have had lots of baby kittens over your lifetime. >> yeah, i'm a cat lady at heart. >> good to know. >> more comingngp "the mix." heart. >> good to know. >> more coming up "the mix." and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula
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yeah! making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, muddy mess, h hvy rains causing massive mudslides onhe west coast.
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of water pushing cars into each other. republican relt. why donald trump and ben carson are threatening to boycott the next gop debate and new evidence overnight showing that joe biden could be rallying the troops for a presidential run. we're live in washington. scary sight. a plane on the runway about to take off when a piece of the engine comes flying off. a wild night in sports. the mets moving on winning on the road, plus, the play already being called the catch of the year in college football. good friday morning to you. we begin w wh the imamas rarely seen in souththn california. a vicious rainstorm triggering inxense flash flooding and massive mudslides. >> this is what it looked like for drivers. of mud.
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dogs. south of there a vital stretch of interstate 5 could be closed all day today and that's only the beginning of the mess left behind. a muddy mess in southern california. overnight, the cleanup getting under way. rocks, debris and mud feet deep surround homes and cars. >> we can't see and it was just like -- it was just really crazy. >> reporter: thehe mudflow miles long stranding drivers for hours cutting off the main artery between los angeles and the central valley. >> a big rig was sliding towards . >> we got back in our cars and after that we just started sliding and boulders started coming so it waquick. it happened quick so it was scary. >> reporter: one woman forced to leave her vehicle behind wading through a fast-moving muddy river.r.
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this intense storm bringing high winds, heavy downpours and hail catching a lot of people off guard. >> i drove down and then i saw two mudslides -- i passed the first one, the second one i tried to avoid it but i can't. it was coming down too fast. >> and more thunderstorms are expected later today for california. >> we're also watching the radar on theast coast. you can s s t tt large systete bringing raiai and right behind a cold front, temperatures expected to dip into the 30s this weekend in the northeast. another major story developing overnight. the arrest of a hacker who allegedly passed u.s. military data to isis. the man is from kosovo. he was arrested last month in malaysia and is accused of stealing the personal information of more than 1300 u.s. m mitary and other government persrsnel. officials say he then passed the material to isis which posted it online hoping its supporters in the u.s. would use it to stage attacks. if he's tried and convicted in
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the u.s., he faces 35 years in prison. well, some stunning developments in the presidential race as two gop front-runners threaten to boycott the next debate. >> and the democrats pulling in some serious campaign cash. plus,hat about joe biden? it's "your voiceyour vote." abc's kenneth moton tracking it all live from washington. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, phillip and reena. yes, donald trump and ben carson say they will not stand for a three-hour debate literally. also getting our first public glimpse into vice president joe biden's inner circle as he decides on the 2016 race. to vice e esident joe biden s st a letetr to the vp's former decision on the race for the white house. yet? >> tell you what, good to see you all. >> reporter: the vice president playing coy, but that aide, former delaware senator ted kaufman wrote biden is aware of the practical demands of making a final decision soon. the rest reads like a campaign letter.
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the longtime bidid buddy says the vp would run an optimistic campaign, a campaign from the heart, a campaign consistent with his values, our values and people. kaufman ended, if biden decides to run we will need each and every one of you yesterday. >> thank you, san antonio. >> reporter: he's right in. in the past three months financial reports show hillary clinton in the lead raising $28 million. bernrn sanders had a r rson to dance on "the ellen degeneres show." he raised 26 million. million. carson and donald trump are joining forces promising to boycott the planned three-hour debate hosted by cnbc and trump told fox news' greta van susteren it's too much. >> i'm all for threeee hours. i'm sorry they don't have the endurance to go the distance. >> reporter: jeb bush's campaign
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weighed in saying he's ready to debate. cnbcs finalizing the format of that october 28th showdown. reena and phillip. >> kenneth moton live in washington, kenneth, thank you. reaction is pouring in to the president's plan to delay the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan. president obama plannnng to leave nearly 10,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan through most of next year. and that there will still be 5500 when he leaves office there. he promised to bring all the troops home sooner but that was before the taliban's resurgence. >> this modest but meaningful extension of our presence while sticking to our current narrow ssions can make real difference. it's the right thing to do. >> republican presidential candidates jeb bush and marco rubio criticized the decision saying the number of troops was far too low. bush accused the president of undermining military commanders.
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dozens of palestinians have thrown firebombs at a west bank site revered by some of the jews as the tomb of joseph. no one was h ht. it's the latest in a series of attacks which has left 8 israelis and 31 palestinians dead. the u.n.@security council meets in special session later this the worsening crisis. prosecutors in the u.s. and britain have identified two new suspects that they want to question about the bombing of pan am flight 103. that was the airliner that went down over lockerbie, scotland, in 19898killing 270 people. the plot to take down the plane has always been tied to libya. new suspects might never be questioned. former house speaker dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct. he's accused of sexually abusing teen boys when he was a high school wrestling coach paying at least one of them to keep his secret then lying g the fbi about his bank transactions. the plea deal is likely to
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involve prison time. no rain in sight. a dc-10 tanker is joining the battle in texas to contain a raging wildfire. flames have scorched through six square miles east of austin and wiped out three dozen homes. 400 other homes have been advised to evacuate e d raf quadrupling in size on thursday, the wildfire is only about 25% contained. get ready for a wet but less snowy winter. forecasters say el nino is likely to be one of the strongest ever bringing lots of rain to the southwest. they also predict cooler conditions in much of the south and much milder across the northern u.s. well, still ahead, luck of the draw. the maker of a populul cereal offeriri a wacky option. we've got to tell you about this one. and shutting it down. one state pulling the plug on daily fantasy sports websites. plus, amazing performance. the mets moving on in the
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hero spencer stone who helped stop a gunman on a european train has been released from a california hospital. stone was being treated for stabab wounds followingng street fight in sacramento. he released a statement thanking those who had cared for him and saying he was now focused on healing and recovering and looking forward to the next part of his journey. there have been no arrests in the stabbing. another strike against those heavily advertised daily fantasy sports websites. regulators in nevada ordered thth to be shuhu down, off-limits to o ers there saying they cannot operere in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't
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this waterspout on lake superior raised enough concern it would move on shore that the national weather service briefly issued a tornado warning. instead, onlookers along michigan's upper peninsula were treated to a great show from mother nature. if you're heading out to work, expectcto find wet roads through the entirerereat lakes area, but the worst commute will be in southern california where heavy rain has shut down in north of l.a. and other roadways in the area. and if you are flying, airport delays are possible in los angeles, las vegas, phoenix and miami. a fox news pundit is due in court in virginia today accused of lying about being a former cia operatate. wayne e mmons was arrested and charged withthraud. he made frequent appearances as a commentator on fox news claiming to be an expert in teorism who spent nearly three decades with the cia. simmons allegedly lied about his credentials on government documents for contracting jobs
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well, former nba star lamar odom is still on life supporor this morning after h hwas found unconscious in a nevada brothel on tuesday. there's been no official word on odom's condition but sources tell espn that he has made some progress in the last day or so. staffers at the brothel say he spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine and taking herbal viagra. actor randy quaid and his wife are free this morning after being held for a week in a vermont jail. a judge rereased the couple and dismissed charges that they were fugitives from justice in california. the quaids fled to canada five years ago when they were accused of trespassing and vandalizing a santa barbara home they once owned. if they leave vermont, another state could extradite them to california. well, a terrifying ordeal for a florida man coming face-to-face w wh an eight-foot alligator. doug brown was fixing a babayard pump in orlando when the the huge gator jumped fm a
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arm. brown managed to yank his arm away and the alligator fell back into the water. his injuries are not serious but he's still rattled saying it felt like a horror movie. for the second week in a row, kosovo's parliament session was shut down by opposition lawmakers setting off canisters of tear gas. they're furious with thehe government over moves they say endangers their territorial integrity and they're pledging to continue their protests. the trouble began last month when protesters threw eggs at the prime minister. and here's what you do not want to see while taking off, a passenger taking video when the plane's engine started falling apart. this happened on a low cost airline flight in chile. e captain was told, and the plane was safely back on the ground minutes later. >> low cost airline, huh? >> that's the operative word there, low cost. now some sports. the american league championship series opens tonight with the kansas city royals hosting the toronto blue jays. >> and as we said yesterday morning, the nlcs is now set, as well.
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>> he's steve, i'm neil. we're going to do sports highlights right now. steve, you go first. jon lester and matt harvey, game one of the nlcs in queens. top of the second, get out of town. murphy's third home run of the nintnt jeurys familia gets howie kendrick, the metstsin the game and the series, 3-2. it'll be new york and chicago in flushing on saturday night in game one. it was the falcons and saints in new orleans on thursday night. that's steve gleason, former saints safety. he grew up in spokane. chael mauti, this isis steve gleason imitation. steve gleason did that in the first home game after katrina for the
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saints against the falcons. mauti does it here and this is the tweet of the year right here. hey, falcons, #neverpunt. good, steve. mark ingram, he had a couple of touchdowns. drew brees, anonoer 300-yard passing game and the saints give the falcons their first loss. that's all. and that's good. >> have a nice day. >> you too, gentlemen. one more football highlight. this one from the ucla versus stanford game last night. >> stanford was already well out in front in the third quarter when they tried some razzle-dazzle. this catch in the end zone, incredible. receiver francis owusu caught the ball on the back of the bruins defender. it was ruled a touchdown. look at that. pinned it to his back, ruled a touchdown and the cardinal went on to win, 56-35. >> that's an impressive play. >> sure is. highlight from off the field starring one of the good guys, j.j. watt of the houston texans. he dressed up in a full batman costume and greetetekids during
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a halloween party at a children's hospital in texas. >> but it didn't take long for the cape crusader's mask to come off then watt signed autographs and took pictures with just about everybody there. good going for him. it's really nice. >> yeah, batman just needs jadeveon clowney to be his robin, and he'll be all set. . a woman at a hillary clinton rally gettininmore a aention than the candidate all because of her hair. and new gig. a man named santa claus named to the north pole's town council.our medicare part d prescriptions. at walgreens, we call that "carpe med diem." that's almost latin for "seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d." from one-dollalacopays on select plans... ...to now reward points on all prescriptions, walgreens has you covered. so dp by and seize the savings! walgreens.
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portrait of ththdemocratic front-runner shaved into her head. >> the one of a kind hairdo is the work of a local celebrity >> and look how impressive that that is well done. i mean, that is truly artwork. >> down to the pearls there. you know donald trump wants to come in next. all right. santa claus is now a member of the north popo city council. really. thomas patrick o'connor legally changed his name about ten years ago, and, look, he certainly looks the part. >> he sure does. a cancer patient who uses medical marijuana, claus has supported the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries in the north pole and he does not, by the way, accept requests for gifts. >> there you go. you cannot have that. nothing would get done in the north pole. >o, you're right. almost everyone needs a day off at s se point. and it's not unusual for workers to rely on their sick days. >> it turns out 38% of americans admit they've called in sick when they're actually feeling just fine. >> some of the most outrageous excuses include, my grandmother
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poisoned me with ham. another claimed he broke his arm reaching to grab a falling sandwich. >> and here, one o oour vorites, a woman actctlly said that she was going to the beach because her doctor said that she needed more vitamin d. >> i would buy that. >> there we . check out this this life-size version of a childhood car that's now for sale. a f brothers in britain made the little tykes car for adults nearly two years ago. >> since then theyeye driven it over 5,000 miles making people smile when they see it. and now they put it up for sale on ebay. >> looking for more than $33,000 for it. and when it was built, it was appraised for 46 grand. >> more news after this. until i realized our body handles a lot. 1,100 meals a year... 730 rushed snacks... add d 0 stressful decisionon.. no wonder our digestive system sometimes acts up. so try activia!
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donald trump and ben carson are threatening to boycott the next gop debate. they want it held to two hours and they also want to make opoping and closing statatents directly to the camera. a vicious rainstorm has triggered widespread flash floodingassive mudslides across southern california shutting down interstate 5 and other major roadways for most of the day. looking at today's weather those storms continuing today in the southwest. iny across the greatatakes, sunny and dry in the east, windy in the midwest. finally, the presidential debate gave the late night comics plenty of material. >> here now your "friday funnies." >> more than 15 million people tuned in to watch hillary clinton, bernie sanders and the three high school principals they invited to fill out the stage. >> jim webb had to answer tough questions like who are you and can we see some i.d.? >> the odds were s scked against cnn. following the gop debate circus with these five eandidates was % like following an episode of "empire" with an episode of "charlie rose tells a long
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fishing story." >> so, how can cnn get viewers just as excited for a trumpless democratic debate? the answer is someone else who won't be there. >> there it is, the extra podium st in case vice president biden dededes to show up. >> before the debate people were like can we just vote for the empty podium? >> and now the empty podium is pulling ahead of martin o'malley. >> what does that say about you for casting a vote for something you weren't sure about. >> i think you're being rough. i just arrived at the united states senate. >> come on, anderson cooper, you're being rough on linc. he justt arrived in the united states senate. you know the other senators were giving him swirlies and running him through the spanking machine. he didn't know what to do. jimmy christmas, stop giving him the business. why don't you ask jim webb something. he hasn't talked in like ten minutes. >> webb's anger at being ignored led to an awkward moment where he threw a tantrum and threatened to hold his breath til someone asked a a estion. >> youounow your debate was s
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banner headline the next day is, elderly man not having the e-mail. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you, me too. me too. >> you know. >> that's the laugugof a woman whwhis thinking, you bufufon. if you had an e-mama scandal i would hang you from the fters with it. >> and to think, we got another full year of these gems. >> very good point. on behalf of phillip and myself thanks for tuning in. that's what's making news in america this morning. making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, muddy mess, heavy rains causing massive mudslides on the west coast.
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