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and one last check this monday afternoon. what was your reaction when you found out amanda knox was acquitted in the more. i think she was guilty but in what capacity i am not sure. she should be grateful she was not in one of our death penalty happy state. >> i feel relief for amanda knox and her then boyfriend. the italian system sounded like a joke. the real killer got away. >> lots of opinions on this monday afternoon. let us know what you think. you can always send us a tweet at @7liveonline. you guys have fun in the voice box? come back again, please. we'll have more on tomorrow's show including your opinions andy are actions to all of the stories. and check in with us on facebook and on twitter.
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we'll see you tomorrow. have a goodbye. bye-bye. >> the umbrella were out and wipers on tonight for the first
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significant rain of the season. it kept tow truck busy tonight as does he says of cars ran off the road and into each other. good evening everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. dan has the night off. >> there are still some showers tonight with much more to come for the bay area and even snow the sierra sandy is here live now with doppler 7 hd. >> the showers are tapering in the north but we still have them in the south. let me she you live doppler 7 hd where it's still raining right now. i take you around the bay area here andp first stop down to the east bay between fremont, milpitas heading down 2 37 to san jose. the parkway here. we are getting light rainfall now as we pan around here. santa cruz mountains getting clobbered. watsonville reporting some moderate rain at this hour and as you take a look at my rainfall totals here you will see what i'm talking about. santa cruz mountains. close to an inch here and 16 hundredths in san francisco and third in kent field, santa ros
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rosa, 2 tenth in oakland and livermore and rain shadow of the mountain only 9 hundredths. san jose 14 hundredths inch of rain. system that has just come through right now and bring the rain is just the primer. stronger storm is right behind it. this is going to be colder and this is going to mean snow in the sierra nevada. winter storm warning is going up in the sierra in about 24 hours. i'll be back with that and also to tell you how much rain we talk about with the stronger snim a few minutes. >> all right thanks. >> and is the rain that she was just talking about in the south bay. looking at santa clara street in san jose. shot couple high pressures ag ago. wet weather of course mud to multiple mess on by area road. allen is live inxd oaklad for us. allen? >>reporter: yes the first rain of the season is always a concern because that oil buildup on the roadways can turn into slicks that cause a pretty messy situation. in the north bay where roads got day long soaking the chp says they responded to more than 30
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collisions. many likely caused by unsafe speeds on slick road roads. in this park a driver slammed into the back of flatbed pick up and santa rosa the truck spun out and held up traffic on highway 101. this truck rolled 30 feet down an embankment off calistoga road. >> day like today we may see a tripling or quadruple of calls for service for spin outs, for fender bender and for individual running off the roadway. >>reporter: in the east bay the arabian came later in the afternoon during rush hour. inr martinez this suv flipped over while trying to negotiate a curve on the pacheco ramp on highway 4. in walnut creek the chp says this car ended up facing the wrong way on the ignacio ramp causing a bottle neck on interstate 6 80. but over all the chp says the east bay saw less rain than expected. >> roads are slick and surprisingly so we have not
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seen the usual about big increase of motor vehicle collision. >>reporter: any amount of rain put a damper on restaurants who rely on out door seating. >> killed us tonight. >>reporter: lake shall lay on the lake wasn't expecting rain until november. on good night they can pack 200 people on this out door deck. now they make quick arrangement for tomorrow's happy hour crowd. >> we'll try to open up tomorrow for taco tuesday. if not we'll pull all the business inside. >>reporter: they might get a break tomorrow but still more rain forecast in the week. good news is that the chp says there were no rain related fatality on bay area roadways today. reporting live in oakland, abc 7 news. >> all right thank you allen this early rain was not a welcome sight in wine country. workers at the vineyard today hustled to pick as many grape cluster off the vine as they could. too much water could cause wrought and dilute the vintage. because of the cool
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summer, some of the crop has yet to ripen. >> sad goodbye tonight for the 6-year-old girl struck and killed in a crosswalk last week on her way to school. hundreds of people packed a church in east palo alto to pay their respects to this girl. thomas reports. l. >>reporter: small white casket blessed as brought into the church in east palo alto. >> very sad. >>reporter: church was filled with members of the torez family and others who came to mourn the loss of life lost too soon. tears flowed freely as priest called for the family not to feel angry or loss but remember her with fondness. 6-year-old girl was killed as she walked in the crosswalk at bay road and way headin gloria g to the green oak academy last wednesday. she was struck by a teacher driving to the another school. east palo alto mayor carlos came to tonight's funeral mass. >> we are both honoring many the girl and helping the family to grieve. see the an says he doesn't see the anger here. just the loss. >> what i saw here is a
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grieving community. not app angry community. >>reporter: many who came tonight are of a different opinion. the teacher who was driving has not been charged by police. ignacio daughter was injured near the same intersection 8 years ago by hit-and-run driver never found. he says like him the family wants justice. >> they really, really angry. they already talk to one radio station. they going to get a good lawyer to do something. >>reporter: friends family demonstrated anger last friday in front of the east palo alto police station pt want more traffic lights near the school. police say the accident is still under investigation. mane while the torez family is preparing to bury their daughter. she would have celebrated her seventh birthday yesterday and will be buried tomorrow catholic in menlo park. in east 7 news palo alto abc 7 new. >> san francisco police shot armed mann armed man who they say stabbed his mother to death and wounded his father. 78-year-old him if nina died
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and 78-year-old husband is recovering tonight. this morning officers arrived at the woo family home in the richmond district where they found the couple. police say they shot 44-year-old peter woo after he advanced towards them with a knife in each hand and pwooeing bean bag shot failed to stop him. community meeting will discuss the meeting tomorrow night at the richmond recreation center. >> police release sketch of man they are calling a person of interest in triple murder that happened early sunday morning. man described as light complected plaque male 18 to 21 years old with thin mustache bleach tip lengthhoulder length deadlock and diamond imbedded in 4 of the gold teeth. police want to talk to him about the shooting death of 16-year-old pl northing top. 23-year-old joshua alfred and 19-year-old him if niece keel shot to death outside this building after tattoo theme party. 3 people also wound entered that attack. new law in california requires the governor to alert
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district attorneys before granting a prisoner clemency. governor jerry brown signed the bill today. under the law prosecutors have a chance to notify crime victims and family to provide input to the governor. lawmakers came up with the measure after a controversial mav by governor schwarzenegger to reduce the sentence for the son of former assembly speaker nunez. l he wass 16 years for deadly stabbing. his sentence was rawsed to seven years. amanda knox italian not mile an hour is over. why the conviction overturned after 4 years being sent to prison. >> starbucks ambitious plan to bring the country back from its economic troubles. >> and why espn pulling singer hank williams junior from monday night football. >> then later on "nightline". >> many coming up next on "nightline". new details on that drone strike that killed a top al qaeda leader. who he was. and how u.s. agent tracked him down. >> plus dramatic testimony of
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in italy. the conviction thrown out and released the 24-year-old american. we have the report from italy. >>reporter: she left prison in italy a free woman shortly after a jury overturned her murder conviction. after more than 10 intense hours of deliberation the 8 member jury acquitted 24-year-old knox of murder and sexual assault. >> amanda knox and rafael will be meadly relessed. >>reporter: it had been an agonizing wait. when knox heard the decision she was overcome with emotion. herá family expressed jubilation. elated to be taking amanda hom home. >> we are thankful that amanda nature mayor is over. >>reporter: back in seattle friends and supporters shared that sentiment. >> god speed and safe travel. see you soon. >>reporter: before the verdict knox made an emotional plea to the courtroom. proclaiming her innocence. often pausing to calm herself. i lost a friend
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in the most inex applicable way possible. i'm paying with my life for things i didn't do. knox and co-defendant rafael her former i tall i don't know boyfriend were convict entered 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering her 21-year-old british college roommate. meredith was stabbed to death in her bedroom. knox with would was sentenced to 26 years always denied any wrongdoing. court ordered under review caused serious doubt over the main dna evidence linking knox and rafael to the crime. she will be spending the night with her family here in italy and according to italian lawmakers she will head back home to the u.s. by tuesday. abc news, italy. >> this story has generate add lot of discussion on our facebook page. if you would like to weigh in, go to facebook.com slash abc 7 news.
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illinois senator durbin slammed bank of america on the floor of the u.s. sen cat today for charging customers a 5 dollar monthly fee for using the debit card. holding up the card he had this advice for customers angry about the new monthly fee. >> bank of america customers vote with your feet. get the heck out of that bank. feigned yourself a bank or credit union that won't gouge for 5 dollars a month and still will give you a db it card that you can use every single. >>. >>reporter: mean time bank of america says it has fixed the web site tonight. customers began having difficulty accessing the site last friday when the bank announced it would start charging the 5 dollar fee for debit card purchases. >> won't hear the famous monday night football theme song before the game any more. a ♪ ♪ are you ready for some football. l. >>reporter: tonight espn pulled the hank williams song after a comment by the singer who compared president obama to
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hitler. espn said it found williams remark incentive and he issued a statement saying quote some of views strong opinions and often misunderstood end quochlt all my rowdy friends had been the theme for monday night football since 1991. ceo of starbucks wants to jolt the economy by funding small businesses. donate 5 dollars to starbucks either on line or at store and you gate bracelet and knowledge that the money is helping loan money to small businesses such as your florist or baker. ceo shuttle doesn't think it's sad that his company has to sell bracelet to fund businesses. >> there's a lieutenant about america that one can conclude is sad roo it now. but i don't want to look at it that wait a minute i'm an optimistic entrepreneur and i want to create positive change. >>reporter: starbucks is in partnership with non-profit opportunity finance network and put up 5 million klrs of feed minito fill the void left by
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bank that won't lend. >> san francisco general hospital has gained national certification for its treatment in research of traumatic brain injury. first in the country to earn this recognition. the prestigious accomplishment comes after high profile treatment of stowe who suffered traumatic brain giraffe badly beaten at dodger stadium in march. new certification awarded based on the hospital staff medical skills, image technology and research. and here is another reason to hit the gym. new information out tonight though as crucial link between exercise and lower breast and recent study of 4000 people showed staying physically fit can lower cancer risk. something scientist knew before but now they know why. i hope ceased movement sends out anti-inflammatory signal in the body that makes it harder for tumor to grow. >> and white house turned pink tonight in honor of breast cancer awareness month. north side of 1600 pains vain avenue
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lit color of the color of the cause. rumor are swirling tonight on the eve of apple big announcement. company is expected to unveil its new i-phone tomorrow. its it isn't expected to lack different but is expected to have the new operating system, content thinking beached up camera and e-mail. apple may announce major deal with facebook and reports this former apple ceo steve jobs may taken the big reveal at cupertino headquarters. all happens tomorrow morning at 10:00. >> it right now let's get a check on the forecast and current system seems to be moving out. >> that's right carolyn. it is manufacturing out and stronger storm is develop in the pacifi pacific. i'll show that to you in just a moment. look at live doppler 7 hd and you can see that most of the northern part of our viewing area is starting to see the weather quieting counsel but not completely quiet. around santa cruz mountains and watsonville, monterey still seeing steady light rain even heading out to the gilroy area. light rain
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between fremont and san jose and the los gatos area and some of your just seeing a few sprinkles out there. i'll show you a photo that was spitted to you report just few minutes ago by 120. seat umbrella are out. rain drops on the lens. yes we will be seeing more rain in the coming days but shortçó brek is coming. showers overnight. partial clearing tomorrow and stronger storm is due in tuesday night tomorrow night going into wednesday this is the one a big soshing. here's the cold front. came through. going through right now. it is weakening so that's why the rainfall is tapering off and front will likely fall apart. behind the system though we get the short break tomorrow and then a stronger system is developing for tuesday night. this storm has cold air coming in. we have moisture that it is tapping into and this is going to be a wetter storm. the only good thing about the storm if there ace good thing about it is it moves fast. show you the computer animatio
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animation. 7:00 o'clock tuesday nature we start to see rainfall in the north bay. rain will start to slide south and eastward as we head into the 10:00 o'clock hour tomorrow night. rain will start to become a little more wide spread. heavier rainfall gusty south south east winds up to 3 35, 40 miles an hour around 2:00 o'clock in the morning. the yellow here indicating that moderate heavy rainfall. short period of time along the cold front. wins the front goes through 5:00 o'clock in the morning wednesday for your commute just couple of showers most areas lacking just fine and then behind it still some scattered showers with potential for some thunderstorms to develop wednesday afternoon heading into your early part of a fewayw lingering showers. this is the cold storm. this is going to mean earlthe sierra snow in the sierra nevada. g storm warning going up at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow night continue go through 1:00 o'clock wednesday afternoon up to a foot of snow before 7000' l snow level will possible above 6000 feet.
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chain control likely. get ready for early winter weather there in the sierra nevada and rainfall total here quite impressive beginning 11:00 o'clock tonight continuing right through wednesday evening see up to 2 and a half inches in the north bay mountains. north bay anywhere from 3 quarters to inch and a half. santa cruz mountains up to 2 inches and most rest of the bay area half inch to inch and a half of rain. overnight tonight showers tapering. temperatures mainly in the 50's. napa at 48 and tomorrow afternoon we have low 60's around clear lake to low 70's in the inland east bay. well below normal for this time of year. enjoy the short break coming tomorrow because rain is coming in tomorrow night and it is going to soak us with some rain lingering into wednesday early thursday. thunderstorm potential for your tuesday nature into wednesday. sunny and wild weather coming friday through early next week. really some nice looking weather ahead but short-term it's going to be wet. >> entertaining. thanks.
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>> just ahead. my co-anchor dan ashley traded his anchor chair for a good cause. that dan ashley traded his anchor chair for a good cause. that story when we come back. and even though you do what you can to take care of it, sometimes you want to give your immune system some support.
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>> hurnss of key serving bay area will get to get to summer camp hosted by our own dan ashley founder of friends of camp concord held this year at round hill country club in alamo. every year he and friends raise enough money to send 500 children on expenses paid trib to south lake tahoe. >> one of the grit things about friends of camp concord and priority is to make sure that all of the kids that go up to camp at south lake tahoe are anonymous in terms of who is on scholarship so the counselors don't know, other kid don't know who 30's on scholarship.
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just kids. having fun at camp. >>reporter: if you would like to help go to our web site and click on see it on tv. she is not typical homecoming queechbility one hour after winning the crown in mitch 18-year-old fans kicked 31 beyond all reasonable doubt game winning field goal for the school football team. how cool is that? she was in her uniform not prom dress when crowned at half tim time. first gairl to play varsity football in the school history. love it. >> popular on campus i bet. > yes. >> speaking of football. niners and raiders tail of 2 cities yesterday. hear from both head coaches on the games. >> probable. cy young winner justin got his tigers game away from the alcs. stick around justin got his tigers game away from the alcs. stick around for the play off h h h h h h h ú
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>> well the 49ers getting better every week and starting to understand what professor harbaugh is looking for out of his team. now coach is also starting to understand what the players are capable of. showed yesterday. niners rally from 20 points down in the third behind quarterback smith. 9 for 9. 179 yards in the quarter and 2 touch downs back-to-back drives. then you throw in frank and kendall the rookie. great punch at running back. hunter first down at third and 7 and then gore punt in for game winning touch down on fix play in the first 100 yard game this season. they are starting to come together. revving to quit evidence here when he ran down jeremy toen the game with the fumble. the coach noted things are different. >> getting stronger. they are growing closer together. they
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are not where we want to be but we are working at it. i told them the other day that they are good. and the longer it takes them to figure that out the better off we'll all be. >>reporter: now the raiders have been explosive on offense and struggle on defense. but as usual penalty and untimely mistake kill them as yesterday in the loss to the patriots. 2 penalty first drive of the game this on third down led to scor score. right before the half campbell admitted to throwing the bone head interception. instead of 17-14 lead raiders down 7 at the half. first drive of the third. steven. really? can anyone make a tackle? 24-10. hard to overcome. today jackson remains confiden confident. >> about we are not backing down from what expectation here by no stretch of the imagination. not going to change. we are going to win the fc west and do everything we can to get in the play offs
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and challenge a superbowl. i'm not backing down from that. >> glass half full. detroit rocking tonight. game away from the alcs. rough night for vallejo. 4 earned runs and 5 plus innings this game tied at 4 in the seventh. young comes up with a big hit. solo bomb off rafael. tigers go up 5-4 and justin didn't have his best game but he was still shavrment unusual line of 4 runs and 11 k and 8 innings. tigers close-out the series tomorrow night after 5-4 victory. >> washington club looking to go up 2-1 on the series against the rays. all of this one her here. see you. solo shot at first and 2 of the day. 1 nothing rays. stay that had way until the seventh when mike crushes one off david price. 2 run shot. part of a 4 run inning. rangers win it 4-3. they are also win away from the alcs. that is your toyota sports report a little bit of everything going on.
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>> loved it. thank you. >> "nightline"is up next. i'm carolyn johnson. remember keep track of the latest breaking news on twitter at 7 news bay area. we will all be back in the evening for mike and sandy and larry and dan, thanks for the evening for mike and sandy and larry and dan, thanks for joining us everyone. have a
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m, there was an outburst of joy, tears. outside the courthouse, however, mixed emotions really. there were mixed sentiments. >> she was scared. she was scared because her life was -- on the border between a terrible request which is life in jail and the possibility to get dismissed. so she was extremely scared and tense. >> reporter: we heard some cheers but we also heard some boos. with some people shouting "where is the justice?" [ chanting ] [ yelling ]
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>> reporter: now in terms of amanda knox, well, she's left the prison. according to italian lawmakers she could be back home in seattle by tuesday. rob, tanya, back to you. >> what a day in court. and still, as wonderful it is she is coming back home, if you believe justice prevailed, it may not be over, possibility of civil charges. it's not over yet. >> hardly unlikely she would be >> highly unlikely that she would be extradited back to italy for further trial. >> i doubt she will be visiting that country again. >> maybe she will stop eating spaghetti. the, now jury selection begins in detroit today in the trial of a man charged with that foiled christmas day underwear bomb plot. umar farouk abdulmutallab was accused of trying to detonate explosives on an amsterdam to detroit flight on christmas day, 2009. the 24-year-old told authorities he trained in yemen and he said he was influenced by anwar
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al-alwaki, the american born cleric killed in the big u.s. drone strike last week. a bus driver for the portland, oregon, mass transit system is now on administrative leave after kicking a mother and her crying child off the bus. according to passenger, the female driver told the mother to quiet the baby down because she couldn't drive with the child being so upset. one witness, also a mother, says passengers on board were outraged. >> when she came back to the front the woman got off the bus. i said, you can't kick a woman off with her baby at night in the middle of hillsborough. she said, "if you don't like it, get off the bus." >> and every other passenger on the nearly full bus got off as well. they all waited for the next bus. the bus driver hasn't been identified but does have ten years on the job. >> see how many more years she has on the job. well, san diego police have now named a person of interest for a series of freeway shootings. they say 24-year-old enrique ion
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may have been involved in the shootings that left one person injured and four vehicles damaged. all along interstate 805 which was partially closed for hours as investigators looked for clues. frightening moments for a couple in rural pennsylvania when a bear attacked hem inside their own home. the bear was likely a female defending her cubs. whtm's dan kerrigan reports from central pennsylvania. >> reporter: richard moyer is happy to be alive after a black bear attacked him and his wife inside their newport home. >> really was nothing going through my mind other than my god we have to get the bear out of here. >> reporter: we caught up with the couple when they returned home from the hospital. they suffered frightening injuries. a bite under richard's arm almost cost him his life. >> a real deep puncture wound. within an inch -- if it would have hit that, i wouldn't have been here to tell the story. >> the bear was on him right
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here. our dog was in, in the mix with them. and -- i was just this, this is crazy. i just, reacted. >> reporter: it happened right here in her living room early monday morning. richard thought he was just letting the dog into the house until a black bear rushed in after it and attacked. angela stepped in. >> i saw him being attacked right here on the living room floor. and i, i tried to distract the bear. i don't know that i jumped on him or whatever. but i mean whatever i did was enough to make the bear turn and jump on me. >> reporter: the animal forced her outside on to the patio. >> the bear hit her going out. drug her outside. i went outside to see the bear on top of her. then i dove on to the bear to get the bear off of her of course. that's when the bear started tearing the back of my head open. >> reporter: then the bear stopped, sat outside the house and left. the bear is gone now. the injuries and a black-soaked house and trap outside are
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constant reminders of their scary ordeal. >> not opposed to animals by any means, nobody take offense to this, i really hope they catch him. >> the 10-year-old son stayed upstairs and was safe. >> this is the time of year bears look for food, storing up for hibernation during the winter. so just, that time of year. >> a bear in your house is not something you want. all right. >> uh-uh. >> moving on now. protests against wall street have spread across the country as demonstrators, marched on federal reserve banks and campe o portland, maine. the demonstrators are angry over what they see as corporate greed in this time of high unemployment. today is the day for apple's latest big announcement is new iphone 5. not expected to look that much different than the current iphone. the big differences will be under the proverbial hood. likely to have a powerful chip, make everything easier and faster. today's announcement is the first major product unveiling that will not be led by steve jobs. 1600 pennsylvania avenue is sporting a special glow for the cause. the north side of the white house has turned pink for one night in honor of breast cancer awareness month. the pink lighting now an annual tradition that began in 2008
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under the bush administration. and the nfl, good to see the -- it's getting national attention. >> thinking pink, we like this. and here is a look now at your tuesday weather, everybody. stormy in the rockies. heavy rain. lightning from idaho to new mexico. rainy along much of the pacific coast. up to 10 degrees cooler in the middle of the country. chilly and showers, from philly to new england. >> 67, baltimore. 64 in boston. 77, atlanta. near 90, dallas. 83, kansas city. 82, fargo. 80s, billings, salt like city. 63 in seattle, and 70 in sacramento. to a story about a very lucky dog who got a new pair of wheels. >> we know you love the stories, rob. scooter is a border collie mix found on a street in fayetteville, north carolina. clearly unable to walk. he was rescued and fit with a doggy wheelchair. pretty amazing. >> the animal control shelter is currently looking for a loving home for the pup and because of his good demeanor he would make a good therapy dog in a nursing
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now and he is asking his customers to help make it happen. here is abc's chris cuomo. >> reporter: first, we met the rosenbergs in long island, who found their own solution, they took all their savings and got funding through the small business administration to create the frozen yogurt store. then taskrabbit, e-bay for odd jobs that matches underemployed with available work in their community. now, starbucks' ceo is trying to bring america back. >> i want to make a difference. >> reporter: starbucks is in partnership with opportunity finance network, a nonprofit that funds small businesses around the country. starbuck's coughing up $5 million to start if you donate $5 or more online or at participating stores you get a nifty bracelet and help loan money to small businesses, local florist, a baker, grocer, creating jobs across the country and filling the void left by
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banks that won't lend. why aren't the banks getting it done, charging us fees, they're paying each other big bonuses why aren't they spending the money on us? >> because of this crisis of uncertainty. and people in position to make loans are afraid to give loans because those loans are being written down as a result of high risk. >> isn't this sad that bucks has to sell bracelets to fund businesses in america? what the hell is going on here that this is what's necessary in the wealthiest countries in the world? >> there is a lot about america that one could conclude is sad right now, but i don't want to look at it that way. i am an optimistic entrepreneur, i want to create a positive change. >> reporter: the hope is a caffeine-like jolt to the economy. one more way that people step up to bring america back. chris cuomo, abc news, new york. >> well, every little bit helps, could go a long way. they say for every one job will be created for every $21,000 in loans or every $3,000 in
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donations. >> each $5 donation will allow for $35 in financing for community lending. really nice. >> not a bad day at all. drink your coffee for a good cause. maybe tanya will be there to serve. >> i've seen that picture before. >> few times. coming up, what everyone can learn from a new study on make-up. >> it's not all about beauty. it's how smart you look as well. you're watching "world news now." it's how smart you look as well. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ from th ♪ from the moment i wake up ♪ before i put on my makeup ♪ say a little prayer for you >> all right. welcome back, everybody. now for a revealing look at how a woman's make-up impacts how she is perceived. >> yeah, make-up, lot of make-up right here. beauty is skin deep.
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but does our trustworthiness or intelligence change when we put on make-up? here is abc's dr. timothy johnson with more. >> reporter: there have been many studies of innate facial structure. and across cultures and continents people agree on what is a pretty face. now a new study finds that for all women, wearing makeup significantly changes how they are perceived. researchers from harvard, mass general hospital and the cosmetics company proctor and gamble took 149 men and women and showed them four different versions of 25 women's faces. the first photo was without makeup. and each of the three subsequent photos progressively enhanced the woman's face with cosmetics. the participants, both men and women rated the photos for attractiveness, ability, trust worthiness and competence. findings, the more makeup the woman used the more she was judged to be attractive, likable, competent and trust
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worthy. but the study suggests make-up may have its limits. when the test was repeated with slight modification, the most heavily made up faces were rated less trustworthy than the faces without make-up. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> less trustworthy when we're in our natural state. that seems weird, huh? >> doesn't that seem weird, because make-up seems like a lie, false advertising. >> i guess, you never want to wear too much. never want to go too far with make-up. that's the one thing. >> yeah. >> that is a good look. >> we tried the look. >> i think you look very trustworthy, rob. i would trust you. >> ha-ha. >> oh, man. don't go too far with the make-up. everybody just chill out. coming up. you'll get an unusual, well, i misread that. we'll be right back. i misread that. we'll be right back. 3rd degree noodle trauma. the prognosis is bleak. you may need to soak overnight. nurse...! dawn power clean?
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i love this first story. think abut this. a great year in high school this girl had. how many girls dream of being crowned homecoming queen, probably a lot. and how many guys dream of kicking a winning field goal. right? >> good. >> what if it happened to the same girl on the same day? yes. yes. check it out. brianna almott crowned homecoming queen was the first homecoming queen who had to be called out of the locker room to come get her crown. later she kicked the winning field goal for her team, the community high school. isn't it exciting? she does it all. >> the girl does it all. >> sounds like a lot of women are out there playing football. it's great. >> kind of cool. >> exciting. i love that story. >> you go, girl. all right. this is kind of a crazy girl from suburban pittsburgh, a woman, mary bach, consumer activist. and she likes to go to walmart to buy certain brands of sausage. so the price on the shelf said 98 cents. when she went to the cash register they charged her $1. she got her two-cent refund.
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it happened a second time. then she decided to sue wal-mart over 2 cents. she was upset, said they should be more vigilant how they label their products. get this, she won, so the court gave her $100 in damages plus $80 in court costs over 2 cents over some ratty sausage. mary bach from the pittsburgh area. >> if you have the time to do that, that is great. >> she has a 17-year history of suing over prices. this is what she does. >> do not overcharge this woman. >> the judge agreed. get your 2 pennies, girl. and here's another story out of new york, "the daily news." there's a neighborhood here in brooklyn, pretty rough neighborhood, east new york, very urban. looked like a little country has come to east new york recently. this one resident has a rooster that wakes up neighbors every morning at 5:00 in the morning. a lot of people were not happy about it at the beginning. it turned out now they like the rooster. 5:00 a.m., every morning i hear the rooster, cocoa, the rooster's name, wakes me up every morning on time. i love it. apparently the resident also has
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a black lab and a chicken in his front yard. and gives his neighbors free eggs. little country right there in east new york. not all residents love him though. >> thank you, get to that. >> a 65-year-old man says i want to kill that rooster. >> 5:00 a.m. that is a lot. some people i don't get. jason woo, name mean anything to you? a big up and coming designer. designed michelle obama's inaugural gown. shot him to fame. he is the next guy whose clothing line will be featured in target at heavily discounted price. you saw that whole frenzy over missoni. the next guy. clothes should hit stores. >> i missed out on missoni, not this one. >> hits stores in february. check it out. don't hurt nobody, ladies. the next guy. clothes should hit
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it's an unbelievable deal. so why wait? act now, act now! like he said... ♪ > this morning on "world news now" -- set free. after a legal battle thalasted this morning on "world news now" -- set free. after a legal battle that lasted
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four years, amanda knox heads home today to seattle. >> it was an emotional scene as knox was cleared on murder charges in italy after an agonizing wait for a verdict. it is tuesday, october 4th. and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. what a relief it must be for amanda knox who is waking up today outside the confines of an italian prison for the first time in years. she and her family cannot wait to fly home to seattle putting to fly them to seattle, putting an end to their nightmare. what a dramatic ending to this appeal. >> you can just feel the emotion watching her get carried out of court seeing the folks in hometown of seattle reacting to it. you could just feel the relief. >> years of tension falling off her face when she almost collapsed there when she heard the verdict. >> some folks in italy not happy, boos outside the courtroom. everyone has a very strong reaction to this. nonetheless she is on her way home. >> including the victim's family. they still have questions about
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what happened. >> they deserve justice. >> absolutely. and this morning, a big headline this morning, two eye-opening comments from president obama from our exclusive interview with the president, what he told george stephanopoulos about his tough political circumstances right now, and what american families are facing. his comments might surprise you. >> no doubt the economy is the biggest challenge facing the president right now. and later this half-hour, it is called a mommy tummy, and it is helping men learn about the challenges of pregnancy. you will see why this is our favorite story of the day. long overdue, the mommy tummy. wish my husband had one of those. >> we men don't know the joys of motherhood, those nine months, yes. before all of that, an emotional homecoming later today as amanda knox returns home finally to american soil. >> a friend says knox wants to win back her happiness and reconnect with her family. we are joined this morning from perugia, italy, where the dramatic legal fight unfolded. good morning. >> reporter: amanda knox left that prison, the prison she has been at for the past four years.
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and according to italian lawmakers, she could be home later today. now while two families celebrate tonight, one is not because meredith kercher's family still doesn't have closure. amanda knox left prison in italy a free woman, shortly after a jury overturned her murder conviction. after more than 10 intense hours of deliberation, the eight-member jury acquitted 24-year-old knox of murder and sexual assault. >> amanda knox and raffaele sollecito be immediately released. >> reporter: it had been an agonizing wait. when knox heard the decision, she was overcome with emotion. her family expressed jubilation, elated to be taking amanda home. >> we are thankful amanda's nightmare is over. >> reporter: back in seattle, friends and supporters shared that sentiment. before the verdict, knox made an emotional plea to the courtroom proclaiming her innocence, often pausing to calm herself.
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i lost a friend in the most inexplicable way possible. she passed on. i am paying with my life for things i didn't do. knox and co-defendant raffaele sollecito, knox's former italian boyfriend, were convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering her 21-year-old british college roommate. meredith kercher was stabbed to death in her bedroom, knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison. sollecito to 25. both always denied any wrongdoing. there was an enormous outburst of joy but there were also tears. outside the courtroom, however, mixed emotions, mixed sentiments. there were cheers, but there were boos. some people shouting, "what a disgrace." rob, tanya, back to you. >> they took her back to prison. actually got a round of applause from some inmates when she went back to prison right after the verdict was read. her nickname behind bars was bambi for whatever reason. they were happy to see her go. >> meredith kercher's family not
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so happy with the outcome. they're confused, they say they don't understand how there could have been such a difference in the two trials, understandably confused. >> they're not ready to forgive amanda just yet. you can imagine their pain, as well. there are really no winners. >> there was a convicted murderer, a man whose dna was found on the crime scene who is in jail. this is not an unsolved crime. thankfully. >> our coverage of the amanda knox verdict does not end here. later this half-hour, reaction from friends in her hometown. also get the latest developments on "america this morning," and also, of course, on "good morning america." jury selection begins in detroit today in the trial of the so-called underwear bomber. umar farouk abdulmutallab is charged with trying to blow up a plane on christmas day of 2009 with a bomb hidden in his underwear. the crew and passengers pounced on the 24-year-old nigerian when they saw smoke coming from his clothes. umar farouk abdulmutallab has been linked to anwar al-alwaki, the american-born cleric killed in a u.s. drone attack last
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week. to politics this morning. a new abc news/"washington post" poll finds that tough challenges are ahead for president obama. most of those polled, 55%, in fact, say they expect a republican to win the white house next year. only 37% thought president obama would actually earn a second term. meanwhile, 54% of americans disapprove of the president's performance and that includes 40% who disapprove strongly. >> the president now admits he is a political underdog. abc's george stephanopoulos sat down with the president to ask him about his dismal poll numbers in an exclusive interview on yahoo!. >> the majority of americans, 55%, think you will be a one-term president. are you the underdog now? >> absolutely. because, you know, given the economy, there is no doubt that whatever happens on your watch, you have got. >> you embraced that pretty quickly? >> i don't mind.
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i'm used to being an underdog. i think that -- at the end of the day though, what people are going to say is, who has got a vision for the future that can actually help ordinary families recapture that american dream? >> there are so many people who simply don't think they're better off than they were four years ago. how do you convince them? >> they're not better off than they were four years ago, they're not better off than before lehman's collapse, before the financial crisis and the extraordinary recession we are going through. i think that what we have seen is that we've been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy. but the unemployment rate is still way too high. that's why it is so critical for us to make sure we are taking every action we can take to put people back to work. >> for the first time president obama had to answer for solyndra, the solar panel company that failed despite $500 million in loans from the energy department.
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president obama held it up as a model for green jobs and clean energy. do you regret that? >> no, i don't. if you look at the overall portfolio of loan guarantees provided, overall it's doing well. and what we always understood was that not every single business is going to succeed in clean energy. but if we want to compete with china, which is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into this space, if we want to compete with other countries that are heavily subsidizing industries of the future, we've got to make sure our guys here in the united states of america at least have a shot. there are going to be some failures. >> you were getting warnings not to back that company up, not to visit? >> hindsight is always 20/20. >> interesting to hear the president describe himself as an underdog. made an interesting comment a few weeks ago, my chances of getting re-elected in 2012 are better than my chances of being elected in 2008. an interesting point. >> used to being the underdog. maybe he likes that position. we'll see. >> all plays out. all right. shifting gears -- controversial comments from country singer hank williams jr. may have
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resulted in a change in last night's monday night football broadcast. espn, our sister network, actually pulled williams' "are you ready for some football" song, in response to williams using an analogy to adolf hitler when discussing president obama golfing with john boehner. here's what he said. >> come on, come on. it would be like hitler playing golf with netanyahu, not hardly. >> through his publicist, williams released this statement last night saying, "some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. my analogy was extreme but it was to make a point. i have always respected the office of the president." >> indeed. >> political analysis from hank. yes. and here is your forecast -- showers from philadelphia to portland, maine. cooling in the west. and showers in northern california and the northwest. thunderstorms in the rockies. indian summer, the northern plains and midwest. >> 80s, fargo, kansas city. 64 here in new york.
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♪ and back to our top story this morning. the emotional homecoming today of amanda knox. there will be many family and friends waiting to greet her when she gets home. >> that's right. some family and friends gathered in seattle to watch the verdict. our seattle station komo was there. >> reporter: glued to the tv more than a dozen friends of amanda knox packed this hotel suite in downtown seattle waiting for the verdict. now they can't wait for her to come home. when you have an opportunity to see amanda what is the first thing you are going to do? >> i won't say anything. i will just give her a big hug and kiss. >> reporter: they waited all night and into the wee hours of the morning desperate to get even the teeniest bit of information. >> they're saying, we're free, we're free. she's coming home.
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tom wright received a phone call from the knox family as soon as the verdict came down. he tells me their plan is to coordinate getting amanda on the first plane back to seattle. >> the family will help pack the suitcase and then they will leave quickly as they can. >> reporter: once the family is here, their friends will make sure they can stay in solution so they can reunite after four long years. >> so they can have down time as the a family away and alone. >> the defendants have been acquitted. >> reporter: her friends hope the prosecutors will not appeal the decision and amanda will not have to return to italy. >> i don't think anybody would let her go back to another trial in italy. they could try, but i don't think they would succeed. >> reporter: for now, they feel justice was finally served. >> it was incredible. it took a minute to actually absorb what happened. they finally got it right. >> reporter: abc news. >> what emotion. >> you can just tell. it is good after four years, she will be able to walk back into
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the love and friendship. they say, friends and family, say our main goal is to keep people away from her. give her some privacy. let her enjoy, readjust to freedom. she has a major adjustment to go through. >> there will be much more coming up on "good morning america." coming up here, the shows you must see and the ones you must miss. >> our very own bruno del grenado breaks down the tv season. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." owowowowowowowowowowowowoww
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♪ on the nit shift ♪ on the night shift >> a few weeks into the brand new fall tv season. by now viewers have picked their
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haves and their have nots. >> doesn't take long, does it? joining us with the shows getting rave reviews and the ones off the air before you get a chance to check them out, our "world news now" media and music consultant, bruno. welcome back, my friend. >> good to see you. >> what are the new shows doing well this season? >> comedy, comedy, c word, all about comedy. six of the top ten shows, apart from non-sport programming, were comedies. >> female-driven comedies? >> female driven. tina fey is part of why this is happening. all these female comedians are basing their story on what fey has built. irreverent, sassy non-conventional women. >> lucille ball would be proud. >> two shows, "pan am" and "revenge" doing well. >> "pan am" is "mad men" meet "alias" and "james bond." fantasy of traveling in the 60s. the show took off very nicely, no pun intended last week. second week numbers a little slower.
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still it held on to its lead. >> same with "revenge"? >> "revenge" has done very well. saying this is the "dallas" of the new millennium. takes place in the hamptons. girl seeks revenge, murder, mayhem. everything. >> i watched it. a fun show. >> good show about flying. people enjoyed flying back then. that is long gone. >> people dressed up to get on the plane. no sweat pants. >> strong women. in the case of "revenge," emily plays a strong woman. and the stewardess, they're the stars, not the pilots. >> right. the working women of their day. what about shows that have disappointed? >> well, the two shows that everybody is saying have disappointed are "playboy club" and "charlie's angels." >> how did "playboy club" disappoint? >> put girls in those outfits -- >> you would think, right? the playboy enterprise, a huge buzz built around the show. problem was -- there was a couple of, of little
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controversies around the show. too sexist. and bad, bad word of mouth nowadays does wonders to kill shows. >> did that happen to "charlie's angels," as well? >> just didn't live up to the original. farrah faucet, jaclyn, and kate, are still cultural icons -- irreplaceable. >> exactly. that's the issue here. >> yes. and also, the x-factor, which is the new "american idol," certainly did not live up to expectations. simon cowell is not as big of a star as he thinks he is. but the ratings are good. >> i hope simon is listening to that. what about tried and true shows this season? >> seeing "law & order" and "desperate housewives" drop off. people are starting to get tired of the shows. it's been a while, yeah. reality shows are hurting this time. >> reality shows, thought they were invincible. >> across the board, "dancing with the stars" is down, and "america's next top model" and "haters" hosted by mario lopez. >> has the craze crested? >> i think we are starting to see some burnout factor on reality shows.
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>> what people want is to laugh. good comedy. >> the country needs that. we see what's happening in politics, people want that. it's good, quality comedies that are making this -- >> smart, funny ones. >> my favorite. "modern family." what do you think will be the first show to get the axe? >> i hate to say it, "playboy club." a matter of two, three more weeks. followed by "free agents." >> brutal world out there in tv land. >> no time to build now. unfortunately. no time to build. >> you look at shows, cheers, seinfeld, started out slow that if don't have patience like that. >> not anymore. if you don't hit out of the gate with huge numbers you are gone. >> that's it, way of the world. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> we'll be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. much. >> we'll be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >> we'll be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody.
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you kiss you till you're drunk i'll show i've got the moves like jagger ♪ >> the moves like jagger. >> i like that. i like that kind of music in the middle of the night. >> keep going, mick. all right. finally at this time of the hour, our favorite -- >> best one yet. >> perfect time. >> men don't know the joy that comes along with being pregnant and some moms-to-be remind of us that pretty often. >> now thanks to japanese researchers men can get a taste of the experience with a pregnancy simulator. more on the mommy tummy. >> let's put a bun in your oven. >> i must be crazy. >> reporter: it took "mad science" to impregnate arnold schwarzenegger in "junior," but a simpler solution allows men to experience the joys of womanhood. a pregnancy simulator he calls the mommy tummy. he says his invention was
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inspired by insensitive japanese men who refused to offer their seats to pregnant women on trains. he decided it was time for men to understand the trials of having a baby. mummy's tummy isn't a pretty sight, but as real as the a fake pregnancy can get. the simulator pumps water into a plastic bag that expands by the minute. four dozen balloons inflate and deflate to mimic kicking or movements of a fetus, each attached to a sensor, the unborn child reacts to belly rubs and uncomfortable shaking. yes, the breasts get larger too. strap on the mommy tummy and takes you from normal to full term in just two minutes. it is a lot heavier than it appears, this man says.
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with no prior experience, i went for a pregnancy test drive myself. it wasn't comfortable. of course, the simulator has the luxury of leaving out morning sickness, cravings, swellings and pain. the researcher says the idea is to help men empathize with pregnant women, not discourage the couple from having a baby. >> of course, still a work in progress. rob, would you strap one of those things on? >> i would, to be sensitive. i would do that. oh, look at us. >> look at the twins. oh. >> we look good out there. >> rob, winning points with the ladies. >> kind of checking you out. thisisisisisisisisisisisisis
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- going home. an italian appeals court clears amanda knox, overthrowing a murder conviction and ending a
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four-year-long nightmare. >> today she heads back to her hometown of seattle after a dramatic legal decision watched worldwide. it's tuesday, october 4th. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. the verdict after amanda knox her family and legal team waited all day for the decision. and now she is finally heading home. what is next for this girl? many of you are weighing in on facebook. we want to know what you think she should do now that she is finally free. >> i can imagine she just wants to be left alone. >> sleep in her own bed. >> can't imagine. also this morning, conrad murray's defense attorneys are trying to show the jury how much he cared for michael jackson, but there's been a major blow to their case. abc news has learned new details about the evidence. we'll bring you the latest from the doctor's trial in los angeles. >> by all accounts things are not looking good for conrad
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murray. a lot of damning evidence in that case so far and getting worse. later this half-hour, one tough football player and this 8th grader cannot wait to tackle her opponent. that's right, her. her coach says she is just as tough as the rest of her team even if she does paint her fingernails. >> i love it! good for her. i love those stories, absolutely. but first, amanda knox is heading home to seattle to reclaim a life she left behind four years ago. >> the american college student was freed after an italian jury reconsidered the evidence against her. abc's elizabeth vargas covered this legal battle from the very beginning and reports now from perugia, italy. >> reporter: the tension grew with every one of the nine hours of deliberation, then the appeal judge summoned knox from the 13 by 13-foot cell that's been her home for so long. speaking in italian, the judge rejected claims that knox and her former boyfriend were part of a lured sex murder. a stunning moment, the words amanda knox and her family longed to hear.
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>> both defendants have been acquitted. >> reporter: when those words sank in, the 24-year-old broke down, slumping in her seat, sobbing. she was free. her conviction and 26-year sentence overturned. the courtroom erupted in cheers. her jubilant family embracing and still absorbing the news. their four-year odyssey to clear their daughter in the murder of 21-year-old meredith kercher finally over. outside the courtroom, there was outrage. as knox's family made their way out of the courtroom, her younger sister and best friend, deanna, stepped up to the microphone. now a joyful family spokesman. >> we are thankful amanda's nightmare is over. she suffered for four years for a crime that she did not commit. >> today she was scared. she knew that -- that the day was important. but there was between life in jail and complete dismissal.
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therefore, she was -- very scared. >> reporter: this day of judgment started with knox's emotional plea in court to be freed. her voice shaking so much the judge told her she could sit if necessary. she said, i am paying with my life for something that i didn't do. i didn't kill. i didn't rape. i insist, after four years, after four hopeless years, my innocence. i want to go home. i want to go back to my life. i deserve freedom. knox was taken back to the prison where she was greeted with cheers from those inside. she has become quite popular with inmates in that prison. she said her good-byes to the prison chaplain, her close confidante and comfort throughout this ordeal. elizabeth vargas, abc news, perugia, italy. of course, meredith kercher's family, they're not quite ready to forgive amanda knox just yet. they hope the truth comes out soon. >> you hope it does too. they deserve this. despite the fanfare, some one
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was still murdered in all of this. >> for sure. >> we should not forget that, too. quite a homecoming in seattle later today. amanda is back. >> a happy family. yes. in other news, jury selection gets under way in detroit in the trial of the man accused of trying to blow up a passenger plane with a underwear bomb. umar farouk abdulmutallab is insisting on defending himself. a lawyer assigned to the case is expected to question jurors. it will be tough to find an impartial jury. >> america is so attuned to terrorism now. and you have a very high-profile case. can you seat a jury that will fairly decide this defendant's fate? what you will see in the jury selection is really the first effort by the judge to get control of the case. >> the man is a nigerian citizen with ties to anwar al-alwaki, the cleric just killed in an air
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strike. they have a confession of the 24-year-old explaining his suicide mission. new development in the manslaughter of michael jackson's doctor. abc news has now learned that none of the fingerprints on the propofol bottles found in jackson's bedroom actually belong to the singer. still no word on the prints from a syringe. abc's diana alvear has more on the emergency room doctor's testimony about what dr. conrad murray told them. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob, tanya, good morning. defense attorneys seem to be trying to show that dr. murray cared so much about saving jackson's life he pushed e.r. doctors to continue trying to revive him. but the same doctors testified it was clear their efforts were not working. when michael jackson was pronounced dead at his home, it was dr. richelle cooper who made the call. >> based on the information i had, i felt a pronouncement of death in the field was appropriate. >> reporter: she did tell the
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court what she did in jackson's case was unlike any other she handled. >> i have never given a time of death in the field and then had the patient brought, until june 25th. she acknowledged it was dr. conrad murray who wanted to continue resuscitation efforts. defense attorneys repeatedly questioned cooper about her experience with propofol and why she felt nothing more could be done for jackson. >> at the time mr. jackson was my patient, he was already had been dead for some time. >> reporter: a hospital cardiologist testified murray was unable to tell her when he last gave jackson medication and other crucial details. >> i asked him from the time he found the patient was down, what was the time that ems or 911 was called. and he couldn't remember that either. he said he did not have any concept of time. he did not have a watch. >> reporter: an employee testified about murray's phone records the morning of june
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25th, 2009. edward dixon said records show only times, duration of calls, and the numbers dialed. >> the records don't identify the person who is using the phone, correct? >> correct. >> reporter: we also heard from a former employee of murray's as well as ex-girlfriend who confirmed for the court she spoke with murray on the phone the day the singer died. rob, tanya. >> today on the stand they expect to hear from a pharmacist from las vegas who will talk about shipments of propofol obviously used, led to, helped lead to michael jackson's death. >> large shipments. >> he ordered bottles after he said he was trying to wean michael jackson off the drug. should be interesting testimony. all right. police in south florida are calling it a freak accident that killed a 2-year-old boy over the weekend. little sean brown died after climbing on a dresser that held a 27-inch television. the boy and the tv both crashed to the floor, and he was trapped under it. his older brother tried to move the tv, but it was simply too
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heavy. >> the mother took the child into her arms and drove the child to the hospital. and the child later had passed at the hospital. >> it is terrible and almost could happen to anyone, it probably happened in an instant. >> sean's parents and safety advocates say this case should be a reminder to parents to secure heavy or unstable furniture. government stats say accidents like sean's kill a child about once every two weeks. >> such a sad story. a chemical plant near dallas has been destroyed by a massive fire which burned for hours. giant plumes of black smoke and bright orange flames which shot into the sky could be seen from 30 miles away. no one was hurt. all residents evacuated have been allowed to go home. the fire was apparently started as workers mixed chemicals. >> a lot of smoke. a lot of smoke. >> yeah. now here's a look at your tuesday forecast, now, everybody.
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thunderstorms with heavy rain in the rockies from arizona up to idaho. showers from northern california, to seattle. showers from philly to new england. and unseasonably warm across the upper midwest and northern plains. >> 84, omaha. 70 in the twin cities. 74 in chicago. 60s from boston to baltimore. 80s in miami, new orleans, dallas. phoenix hits 92, sacramento 70, and albuquerque, 71. believe it or not, we are getting close to the holidays, huh? >> is that even possible? >> weird, just memorial day, right? >> get your shopping lists ready. >> calendar says it is early october. when it comes to planning the holiday season at the white house that is believe it or not, not too early for some big decisions. >> major as in picking the white house christmas tree which is what some planners were doing in wisconsin yesterday. >> that's right. they eventually settled on one that they say met the requirements. being over 18 1/2 feet tall. the tree will be cut down next month and delivered the day after thanksgiving. 'tis the season. >> 18 1/2 feet tall. must be high ceilings at the white house. >> a nice little crib. nice house they got.
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your debit card for revenue. >> it's pretty irritating. >> reporter: bank of america is about to start charging a $5-a-month debit card fee. use your card once to buy a $1 bottle of water and you will owe it. a b of a spokesperson says economics of offering a debit card have changed with regulations. wells fargo and chase have experimented with similar fees. >> quite literally spending money will cost you more money. >> reporter: the work-around, use a credit card instead of a debit card as long as you pay it off each month. but the new fees aren't just on debit card. gotcha number two, no more free checking. two years ago 3/4 of banks offer it. now less than half do. according to bankrate.com. the work-around, nearly all banks will give you free checking if you soon up for additional services such as direct deposit. third gotcha, mandatory minimum balances. several banks charge between $5
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and $15 if your checking balance slips below $1,500. >> banks are trying new manners of fees, really turned into the airline industry trying to nickel and dime you. >> reporter: the work-around, keep all your accounts at a single bank, checking and savings count towards your minimum. number four, ever higher atm fees. you will pay $3.81 on average for using an out-of-network cash machine. so consider an online bank because many of them reimburse you for atm fees. final gotcha, soaring bounced check fees now average $31. the work-around, credit unions often charge lower fees because they are nonprofit. many people think there has to be a credit union at the company where you work in order to join. that is just not the case anymore. there is always some credit union you can join and they can be a tremendous resource. in washington, elizabeth leamy, abc news. >> good analogy in the story. who do you think people hate more, banks or airlines?
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gouging everywhere you go. the website was down, bank of america's site was down for two consecutive business days. the bank said it wasn't due to hackers or anything like that, just due to heavy traffic. >> anger has been so immense, lawmakers are getting involved. the senator from illinois told bank of america customers who were upset about it, he said, you know what, vote with your feet. get the heck out of that bank. >> i think a lot of people are going to do that. people are getting fed up. good luck with that one, bank of america. >> indeed. and coming up, unexpected development, involving paul mccartney and yoko ono. >> who impressed the judges last night on "dancing with the stars," that and more coming up in "the skinny." stars," that and more coming up in "the skinny."
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♪ skinn ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> all right. now time for "the skinny." start with little "dancing with the stars" recap. weren't too many dry eyes in the house as the dancers were asked to pick a song that represented most memorable year of their lives. some were really tragic. ricki lake talked about her divorce, finding love again. and of course,
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she got the highest scores as, as well as, j.r. martinez. he talked about his near-death injury from time in iraq. he dedicated his dance to the men and women in the military who did not come home. a lot of tears over that one. of course, the lowest scorers were nancy grace and tristan mcmanus, she did talk about her near-death experience giving birth to twins. and chaz bono, brought up the rear. talked about this being the best year of his life. >> ricki lake had a great night. those two did not. see how the people vote. indeed. >> indeed, jennifer aniston doing a great thing in terms of breast cancer. she was at this breast cancer opening. got really emotional, when she was listening to some of the
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women survive their survival stories. in addition to that she is part of the anthology of five short films exploring breast cancer and the impact on people's lives that will air on lifetime, and she directed one of the movie's five vignettes. despite the good work and serious issue what is getting attention is the heart-shaped ring she was wearing on her right hand which is fueling speculation she could be engaged to her new boyfriend. so, we'll see. >> that would be huge news. everyone wants to know. all right. now, everyone knows that yoko ono known as the woman that broke up the beatles. paul mccartney and yoko ono are giving peace a chance. they met up on a documentary for the late beatles. they posed for photos together on the red carpet. we are so happy to see that. i am a beatles fan. >> only took 40 years. they found each other again. good for them. bury the hatchet. this is going to blow your mind. i don't know if you heard of the show "hung" on showtime, a real life male prostitute, he has given an interview,
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42-year-old actor, admits he did a little bit of prostituting in real life. hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city as james dean said, you are going to have one arm tied behind your back. when i was a kid in l.a., i was homeless, didn't have money, i was living in my car, i was 18. i wasn't adverse, going down to santa monica, and letting a guy buy me a sandwich, you know what i mean? >> we need some more details. >> he said, "i chose to be a heterosexual guy that's what my dna and nature dictates i am. until you have tasted the food, you don't know whether you like it or not, as my mom always said." >> he got a sandwich out of it. >> that's not all he probably got out of it. we'll be right back. you like it or not, as my mom always said. >> he got a sandwich out of it. >> that's not all he probably got out of it. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] secret scent expressions
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his job creation plans to voters. he will visit suburban dallas. gop presidential hopeful, michele bachmann, is looking at her staffing needs today after her pollster and senior adviser left the campaign among several campaign staff members who have resigned recently. nba owners and players return to contract negotiations today. if there is no deal soon, regular season games could be canceled as soon as november 1st. >> didn't we just go through this with football the now basketball. >> the fans are the ones who suffer here. -- i weep for them. >> it's tough being rich these days. yes. finally, a few weeks ago we told you about a female quarterback from kentucky starting for her middle school team. well girls on the gridiron seem to be a growing trend. >> this time a girl from san
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antonio going head-to-head with the guys. charles gonzalez of our san antonio station has the story. >> reporter: gabrielle hardgrove begged her dad for years to play football. he finally gave in. >> she plays basketball. she plays everything. but she loves the contact, and she loves the team aspect. >> reporter: she can sum it up in just a few words. >> it's really cool and awesome >> day one we started tackling she wasn't afraid to tackle. she didn't know how to cf1 o somebody. >> i think it is fun because in practice i get to hit her and stuff. >> she is very coachable. i get in her face. chew her out. yes, sir, she goes out and does it. >> reporter: yes, still an 8th inting her nails. look, pthey're bri i said as long as you're blocking somebody, i don't care what color your fingernails are. >> reporter: the first team she cussed at her. and some still laugh. but with a 4-0 record it is
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usually her that laughs last. >> i didn't think that she would but she ended up pl >> it's pretty ys hit her like an >> whoa, go, girl. >> i like this trend of girls on the football field. >> this one you'll really like, then. a michigan high school girl got crowned homecoming queen at halftime and then kicks what turned out to be the game winning field goal third quarter for her school's football team. how do you like that? she does it all. >> on the gridiron. >> "saturday night live," spirit fingers. >> that's the news for this half-hour. >> don't go far! h@ 8
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