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come on, st. louis, make it interesting. >> please. >> so a dark night for the cardinals, of course, but this next story, much, much brighter. that's why it is our, boom, favorite story of the day. >> check this out. one youngster's costume. check it out. this is 22-month-old-girl in the led light suit that her mom created. >> at least she will not get lost trick or treating, that's for sure. no doubt about this. >> this was posted on tuesday. this has now been viewed about 900,000 times. >> that is wonderful. >> oh, that is a great idea. you'll never lose your kid. never lose that kid. >> that's wonderful. you know what though, who am i to criticize? my son is wearing a mickey mouse costume that i bought at party city.
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>> there you go, mama. >> had she done this to the back of the costume so that when the baby walks away. you know what's great though, at 22 months their legs are still straight out when they walk. >> got that penguin thing going on. >> the waddle. >> coming up next, the drunk driver who killed a man and then posted his confession on youtube finds out now exactly how much time he'll spend behind bars. later, the amazing story of an american doctor who is giving people the gift of sight. you're watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. "worldew >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare,
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welcome back, everybody. you may remember a wrenching video confession that was posted on facebook last month. it was made by matthew cordless who actually killed a man while driving drunk. >> at a sentencing yesterday cordless lawyer said he deserved leniency for coming clean. the victim's daughter said he deserved the maximum. marcy has the story. >> reporter: it is the video confession that threw matthew cordle into the spotlight. >> i ended up going the wrong way down the highway directly
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into oncoming traffic and i struck a car. i killed a man. >> reporter: and brought him to this day. his attorney asking for leniency as the 22-year-old student admitted his guilt apologizing one more time. >> i am so sorry for the pain i have caused you, for the loved one i have taken from you. it should have been me that night. >> reporter: a june night in columbus, ohio, cordle says he hopes will serve as a lesson to others of the consequences of drinking and driving, the light he killed vincent kenzanni. one of the 61-year-old's two daughters. she appreciates the message she's trying to send but she has one of her own about why cordle should serve the maximum sentence of 8 1/2 years behind bars. >> the message i do not want to send is if you hit and kill someone, all you have to do is admit to it later and get leniency. >> reporter: the judge instead
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sentencing cordle to 6 1/2 years in prison considering in part the letter he read from the victim's ex-wife. >> hence was for giving. would not want to see matthew sentenced to the maximum penalty. vince always felt that if you learn something from your mistakes, then you were further ahead. >> reporter: cordle now also has to pay more than $1,000 in fines and has his driving privileges suspended for life. rob and diana. >> thank you. that video has been viewed 2 point poip 3 million times. i hope it's a lesson people will take from what happened there. >> he made a turn. initially he pleaded not guilty. that made a lot of people, including the judge, very upset. >> what a story. coming up next, the gift of sight. the american doctor rushing to the other side of the world to cure hundreds of people literally living in darkness. and ahead in our next half hour, we have a decision. another actor picked to star as christian gray. the role all of hollywood is
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next to a part of the world where diseases that are easily durd here in the u.s. sentence people to a lifetime of darkness instead. >> one american doctor is restoring darkness one person at a night. >> reporter: as the sun comes up standing in a field in ethiopia, the little girl's father brought her nearly 200 miles with one wish, that an american doctor would help her. and she's not the only one making that journey. buses coming over the hills full of villagers from ethiopia who heard the doctor is coming.
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we land in the remote city. he's come from park city utah. there is little time to spare. hundreds are waiting, patients who are blind. >> this is a line of people who have been screened by the nurses. >> reporter: he quietly gets ready in the corner of this room with the kit he brings from home, a lone yellow bag with the instruments used to perform a simple cataract procedure he perfected with a fellow doctor. they have sought out the blind all over the world. 500,000 surgeries together. >> we'll be doing about one every seven or eight minutes. >> one every seven or eight minutes. >> reporter: right there in the crowd, number 245, nurses putting on her hospital gown. you can see the huge cataract in her left eye. she walks in. the doctor holds up a finger. she can't see it. and we ask, does she think the doctor will fix it?
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the youngest of patients now on the operating table, and with night fall comes the hope they'll be able to see the sunrise. early the next morning we wondered about the little girl we met that first morning waiting in the field. >> good morning. >> how many? flashing a smile, she can see again. her father thanking the doctor for a gift. i'm david duer, "night line". you can see all the joy we spend money on. for 11 bucks a child can get her vision back. >> this is why he's so important he is where he is. ethiopia has the highest rates of blindness in the world. why? because of poverty, poor nutrition, poverty and the sun. are you thinking of where to put those next 11 bucks, send them to this organization. coming up next, the creative
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mom who was turning her baby's nap time into a daily adventure. >> the mix is next. you're watching "world news now."
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welcome in to "the mix" everybody. we will start with a really cool video. the cover of mclemore's thift shop. we have all heard the song. really good song. a few curse words but we cleaned it up for you. he put together thrift celeste & co. boutiques, old time toys, teddy pux ruxpin and elmruxpin . ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i find that funny. ♪ ♪ >> he wanted them all to look
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like zombies. i think he accomplished that and more. it looks terrible and beaten and tattered and torn up. >> spending time in jail. out on parole. elmo is -- >> oh. >> elmo is so gangster. hold on. >> he's like, what. >> elmo got a crack problem. >> what? what. >> kick me what? all right. this is one of those stories that makes you feel like you've done nothing with your life. >> i can't wait to hear it. >> accomplished nothing. i'm 35. i've done nothing like this, girl. entrepreneur, her name is bella wing, she is now 17. at 14 she came up with an idea for a company called oragami owl. it's an independent jewelry
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company that connects buyers together. that company now is worth $250 million so she is a quarter billionaire at 17 years old. oragami al. bella wing. jealous yet? >> i don't understand her business model and she came up to that at 14. >> 14. her parents said she wouldn't get her a car. now she has more money than we will ever, ever make. >> wow. >> exactly. oh, my goodness. okay. we've all heard this song. simon and garfunkel's "bridge over troubled waters" yes, you've heard this song? >> yes, every time this show comes on. >> check this out. it was a pharmacy in the u.k. to ask for people to come in and ask for painkillers. they commissioned a study and found that 41% of people found that songs like these actually ease pain more than
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this morning on this morning on world news now, more fallouts from the leak of the nsa document allegations that the u.s. officials may have listened in to the private calls of a world leader. outrage at an elementary school. a child gets his hands on a police officer's gun and accidentally fires it. >> random strangers touching a pregnant woman's baby bump may be more than annoying, they may be committing a crime. good to know. >> and the burning question, who will play the smoldering lead actor in "50 shades of gray?" this morning we may know the answer. i hear he's pretty hot. no, it's not me, of course. it's thursday, october 24th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> don't you touch it. don't. don't. don't do it. >> that's how we got into this mess to begin with. >> look who it is, everybody. it's rob nelson. >> right where we left off. i love it. i love it. >> love to have you back. always a pleasure. here today, tomorrow, day one next week. >> monday morning. familiar grounds. good to see old friends and get back on familiar turf. so it's cool. >> we always love having the talented rob nelson back on the desk anyway. >> it is good to see you. we'll have fun. >> just don't touch my belly. >> i love that story and i will. i will. >> don't. told you to stop that. >> see my son. >> all right. let's get started already. we're going to begin this half hour with president obama once again forced to do some major international damage control. >> in just days after it was
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revealed that the nsa tapped some 70 million communications inside france, it turns out u.s. intelligence may have been eavesdropping on germany as well. martha rad dits has the latest. >> reporter: like almost everyone else in the modern world, chancellor merkel spends a lot of time on the cell phone. whether it's writing europe's economy, or chatting with family, she assumes it's private. german officials have received information that the chancellor's cell phone may be monitored by american intelligence. president obama was in touch with merkel almost immediately. >> i can tell you that the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> listen carefully, is not monitoring and will not monitor. that leaves out whether she has been monitored in the past. this uproar follows reports of
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nsa spying in france, mexico, and brazil almost all based on leaks from former nsa contractor, edward snoef den. >> president obama was supposed to host brazil's president wednesday night. that was before she canceled over those accusations the nsa was spying on her. right now these revelations are clearly embarrassing the u.s. and leaving even our greatest allies a lot less friendly. martha radditz, abc news. >> a house committee will meet to investigate the ongoing problems with the health care website and now on top of that, even the president's democratic allies are complaining about the embarrassing problems with the rollout and also pushing for a deadline extension for americans to apply. it seems a little weird here that the white house eventually would not capitulate and say, we were slow rolling it out. here's an extra few weeks to
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pass the march 15th deadline. >> what i find interesting is everybody has decided so long as we can get an extension, everything is fine. we still have a website that's not working. we have hundreds of thousands of people trying to enroll in this thing that they really need and they can't do t. they can't get past the signon screen. let's fix that and worry about the deadline but get this fixed. >> i think critics have a strong point here. you had three years to get this ready. >> this is your baby. >> this is your baby, mr. president. how could you let this come out unless you knew it was ready to roll. i think the frustration is justified. >> that's right. reports are coming out that the white house knew there were glitches in the system before it rolled out but decided to roll it out anyway. that's what's really upsetting about the whole thing. >> exactly. more to come. stay tuned, as we like to say. in other news this morning, there is shock and grief at a boston area high school following the murder of a popular math teacher.
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the body of 24-year-old colleen ritzer was found behind that skoompt a 14-year-old student who had transferred to the school is being charged as an adult in her murder. phillip chism's uncle talks about his nephew. >> teenagers are upset, he's 14, growing up still. that's the own thing i can imagine. it's like a storybook kid, perfect family. >> she was a young, caring girl that had the whole world ahead of her and to be taken so tragically is awful. >> second time this week we've seen something like this. as you can imagine, hundreds turned out for a candlelight vigil on the parking lot of the school. many wore pink because that was ritzer's favorite color. back to northern california. an outrage at the killing of a 13-year-old boy. andy lopez died tuesday after being shot at least three times by police. he was carrying a pellet gun
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that looked like an ak-47. they salo pez was fired on after they ordered him to lower that rifle. the deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave. hundreds of miles south, another incident of a young boy and a gun. it happened during an antidrug school safety demonstration at an elementary school. a loaded gun mouned to a police motorcycle was on display and it accidentally discharged when a student got ahold of it. >> the kids were looking and they weren't watching the armor. he got ahold of the gun and he shot it at the ground. he got startled by the noise and dropped it. >> police say no students were hit by gunfire but three students were treated for cuts and scrapes. it's not clear why a loaded gun was on the police bike in the first place.
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investigators in maine say there's no information on the toddler that has been missing for two years. 20 month old ayla reynolds was reported missing by her father in december of 2011. michael shawn stanley is charged with harassment by threatening someone who asked him to be quiet. police are investigating stanley for the assault of a 16-year-old boy. and moving on to some lighter news this morning. to the world series. something of a comedy of errors last night starring the st. louis cardinals. in the first inning they muffed a guaranteed double play. that opened the door for the red sox to score three. then the pitcher and catcher let a pop fly drop right between them in the second. boston scored two more. by the end, a total blowout
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here. red sox win easily 8-1 the final score last night. game two there in the bean town later tonight. >> oh, meantime they're really bundled up there in boston for what will likely turn out to be the coldest world series forever in fenway park. >> the temperature 47 degrees at first pitch. it's a wintery blast that is pouring in from the jet stream over the upper midwest where temperatures there and across the upper great lakes are 23 degrees below normal. many states have seen their first snowfall of the season. it's not even halloween and we're talking about snow. later today, more of that lake effect snow will fall across the upper midwest and northern pennsylvania and across mid state new york. showers for the southwest and more fog along coastal washington and oregon. temperatures will be much cooler along the east coast and into the south. even orlando will be in the upper 70s. how will they make it?
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the upper midwest will remain 10 to 20 degrees normal. temps will remain 5 to 10 degrees above normal. not bad. some of those chillier temperatures doesn't make this next story seem all that unusual. it takes us to a christmas tree farm in wisconsin. merry late october. getting thousands of chis mass trees to be sent across the country. stores eem to want them earlier and earlier every year. they'll cut and ship 30,000 trees. on the farm it's chis mass 364 days a year. halloween, doing christmas trees. stores open all day. can we just chill out for a minute. >> you have to wonder, what came first, the horse or the cart, the egg or the chicken. who started it? do customers ask for more
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christmas stuff? all i know is halloween, let's just wait, take a breath, have some turkey. dress up, have some candy, eat some turkey, then we'll talk about christmas. >> everything is too rushed. take a breath. it's only october. slow down folks. >> another hollywood a lister headed to divorce court. details on "the skinny." >> first, don't touch the bump. it could be a crime. i'm heading to jail after the show. you're watching "world news now." stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: world news now weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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♪ all right. any woman who's ever been pregnant knows that other people, sometimes even perfect strangers, sometimes coanchors >> any woman who's ever been pregnant, they know that some people have an uncontrollable urge to touch their belly. >> for others, it is definitely not. in pennsylvania, guess what, the law actually backs them up specifically protecting the right to private space. reporter alex hoff of our
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harrisburg station has more of this. >> reporter: there's some about the baby bump. >> i just get so excited. i think it is the neatest thing and i just, oh let me touch. >> reporter: the urge to reach out and touch is perhaps primal, evolutionary and often awkward. >> little weird. >> reporter: you see something happened top sasha seven months ago. it suddenly seemed all right to hug, rub and touch her at anytime. >> strangers, like you don't know me. why would you want to touch my belly? >> reporter: for some women it is a chance to show off the glow. for other there's a darker side. renee is a caseworker at the lourdeshouse maternity home where she learned that some women are protective of growing mid sections. >> maybe somebody in an abusive relationship, maybe sexually abused having someone come at them may set off some emotions.
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>> reporter: under pennsylvania law, subjecting a person to physical contact can be considered harassment. therefore if it is unwanted it is illegal. >> it depends on what type of mood i'm in. if i'm in a good mood i will let them. >> reporter: she doesn't mind the extra attention but urges others to be respectful of soon to be moms if a person asks to touch her belly chances are she will say okay. >> i would be as kind as i could and tell them to do the same also. >> i'm shocked you work in a building full of paid gossips and nosey people and you have not had an awkward belly touch. >> i think it freaks you out a little bit. >> it is your private space and how would you like somebody to come up and rub your belly randomly? >> what i do is on my weekends is my business. >> that's true. nobody wants to know what you don't your weekend. i have not had anything like that where i have been in a mall and had hordes of people rushing
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to me to touch my belly. i can't speak to this but i understand your personal space being invaded. you don't want all of this. >> hey. oh, man. >> to each his own. coming up next, we know who will play the lead role in "50 shades of gray." >> "the skinny" is up next. don't go far. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> time for "the skinny." which this one of the biggest questions in hollywood, who's going to play the leading role in "50 shades of gray" movie. they had somebody cast in for the male part and he dropped out. now they have someone else new. see if you know this guy, jamie dornin is replacing him in "50 shades of gray." the big movie coming up next year. he used to play a sheriff in "once upon a time" and a serial killer in a bbc story. he has modelled for calvin klein, christian dior and armani. he will probably not have a problem with the sex scenes this movie will require. does that pass your test there? >> i like this very much.
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i do. i do. i do. i like the facial hair thing, too. i seen a couple of pictures. i did my research for the story. i have to say, some of the things he's modeled are very exquisite. >> our senior producer did extensive research in to this. >> yes, he did. >> he assured us. >> speaking of movies, there's someone who's been cast to play elton john in the elton john bio pic. tom hardy. he has grabbed the lead role. you might recognize him. 36 years old. he had a big role in "the dark knight rises" and "lawless." he will be playing, the bio pic is coming at a theater near you. big casting decisions made in hollywood. congrats, fella. >> i don't know if it is because i don't either one of them, but they look alike. like the same person. >> well, you know. >> elton john, sex freak.
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>> similar characters. sad news out of hollywood, an a-lister getting a divorce. clint eastwood and his wife dina calling it quits after 17 years. inreconcilable differences. she is 48-year-old journalist and reality tv star. >> does she want somebody older, more mature. >> 83 was not cutting it for her. she is asking for full physical custody of their 16-year-old daughter. we have known this was coming. they announced their separation last month. we knew divorce was impending and here it is. we have their decision to split officially. >> at least clint eastwood has plenty of practices talking to empty chairs. he will get through divorce just fine. pauly d of "jersey shore," we have pictures of his love child. this is not a surprise whatsoever. this girl goes by the name amanda markert. she had -- they apparently had a fling in vegas one night last year. she is a former hooters waitress and the baby is adorable. pauly is wrapped up in a legal
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dispute because he wants to raise the kid and have custody. >> and she wants money. stay tune. stay tune. raise the kid and have custody. >> and she wants money.
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>> reporter: it was the glimpse the world was waiting for, baby george, third in line to the throne. proud dad teaching him the age-old tradition of first royal ways, tiny hand lifted high, like other relatives have perfected over the years. after all, one day he will be the king of england. so well behaved on his big day, william telling the queen, quote perfect timing he's just gone quiet. he's already. so far so good. the royal christening steeped in tradition. in fact, since 1841, 50 royal babies have worn the came cap and gown from the queen herself and prince charles and prince william. in 2004, the queen thought it was too fragile. so she commissioned her dresser to make an exact replica for future generations. as for george's god parents, william and kate choosing seven in total. college and school buddies,
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royal cousin and diana's friends. involving his mother in their lives. a day of love, family and tradition wrapped up in one tiny bundle of joy. abc news, london. >> okay. my apathy for the royals is infinite. i think the kid is cute. it did surprise me they didn't put pip or harry on the list of god parents. >> i think that is interesting. they were there of course. they were holding court as everybody else was but a cousin on william's side is the god mother and a couple of godfathers. i think the thing that is breaking tradition here is there is only one god mother. i think there is seldom been only one. there you go. but the little dress skirt the baby is wearing apparently handed down over the generations, worn over and over again and it is adorable. >> and the queen had a new one
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good morning i'm diana perez. >> i'm rob nelson in for john muller this morning. here's the top stories on this thursday. even the president's allies are criticizing the troubled rollout of the health care website. one democratic lawmaker says the president should man up and fire somebody over the ongoing mess. kennedy cousin michael skakel will be tried again in connection with the 1975 murder of his former neighbor martha moxley. he is serving 20 years to life but the judge ruled he should have another trial because his attorney inadequately represented him. the white house is trying to reassure german chancellor angela merkel that the nsa is not listening to her private cell phone calls.
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she says it could be a serious breach of trust if the charges are true. back here at home, a wintry blast in the northeast bringing the season's first snow and slick driving conditions. those are some of the top stories on this thursday, october 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's something you started after i left the show, the whole walking thing. >> it keeps the blood flowing. it's the only exercise i get all day. >> i am winded. can i go? >> i need a break. look who it is, everybody. the talented mr. rob nelson joining us for a three-day stint. always glad to have you here. you are always excited to come back. >> i love coming back. seeing old friends and having some fun. >> it is hard on the first day because you get two or three hours of sleep. it is hard to do that.
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>> this is all caffeine. got my caffeine on me. like a total crack head. >> we got a line of people coming in with coffee just for you. they are waiting in line off camera. there they are. >> good to be back. good morning, everybody. let's get started. we begin with the second teacher to be killed by a student. a vigil held outside of boston last night to remember a high school matho wa >kaaersmre f1 o& deaersmre f1 o& student who's now charged in the crime. >> reporter: this grisly murder left a community north of boston in shock. >he wresp love >> 14-year-old phillip chism is accused of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old colleen ritzer, a beloved math teacher at danvers high school where chism was a >> she was not answering her cell phone. police initiated a search for the teacher and discovered blood
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in the second floor bathroom at danvers high school. >> reporter: her body was found in the woods behind the school. danvers high school is in a new building equipped with 130 cameras. law enforcement sources said there is surveillance video in the school that shows chism hauling ritzer's body from the bathroom toward the woods in what appeared to be a recycling bin. chism was a transfer student from tennessee who played on the junior varsity soccer team. he was thought to be missing when he didn't come home from school and later neighbrin sane i'm completely shocked. i didn't think tha phi pdo >> reporter: chws sta and held without bail and currently charged as an adult. just days ago, a student arrived at a nevada school with a handgun and shot a teacher who tried to stop him. her last tweet expressed
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sympathy for the community. >> she was just a young girl who had the world ahead of her. to be taken so tragically is awful. >> chism will be back in court november 22nd. rob and diana. >> thank you. pit to tu lo court and there's no emotion. that's hard to watch. >> you have to wonder what's at play? was he obsessed with her? was it a mental health issue? this is beyond a shooting. this is violent stab v you have to wonde we don't have a clu he would do this but th question, in addition to sending prayer schand ls f he bing math teacher. she graduated from high school in 2007 and got a mathemati degreato ret she was young. if you think of it, she was probably one of their peers in their eyes because she was so
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young and looked so young and beautiful. really is sad. >> the irony of her tweeting out about the tragedy at the school in reno and days later she's gone. >> right. both math teachers but two completely different murders. one was a random shooting and he happened to shooto >> hard to figure out what is going on in our school systems today. hard to get your mind around that. moving on to this, outrage in northern california following the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy. he was carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun made to look like a real ak-47. police displayed the gun on the right next to the real one. this was yesterday. they say the deputies ordered lopez to drop the rifle. >> he was holding the weapon in his left hand. he began to turn toward the deputy and in so doing he moved the gun toward the direction of the deputy and the deputy's mind set was he was fearful he was going to be shot. >> if he had been told freeze, put your weapon down, if they thought it was a weapon. he would have done that. he was a good kid.
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he was a kid. he was 13 years old. >> reporter: an administrator at lopez school called him a popular and smart kid. a memorial is growing at the scene of his death. the officers involved have been put on administrative leave. the drunk driver whose you tube confession went viral has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years behind bars. matthew cordle admitted in the video after a heavy night of drinking he drove his car the wrong way causing a crash that killed a man. in court cordle apologized to the family of his victim vincent canzani. canzani's daughter asked the judge for the maximum sentence. >> the message i do not want to send is if you hit and kill someone all you have to do is admit to it later and get leniency. >> the judge in the case fined cordle over $1,000 and banned him from driving for the rest of his life. we're about to see the release of new information in the 17-year-old unsolved killing of child beauty queen jonbenet ramsey. a colorado judge ordered the release of the 1999 grand jury indictment.
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the release set for tomorrow may shed light on why prosecutors decided not to charge the 6-year-old's parents. jonbenet's body was found bludgeoned and strangled in her family's home in 1996. fire departments from several cities scrambled yesterday to contain a massive oil refinery fire outside of chicago. the fire ignited yesterday evening at the refinery in illinois. the fire is now under control. no injuries have been reported and no evacuations were necessary. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. pennsylvania law gives doctors the freedom to be compassionate without the fear of being sued. this is called the health care apology law, and it allows the doctors to say i'm sorry to a patient without having to worry about that patient using them in a malpractice suit. the pennsylvania governor says it is the right thing to do. >> we do this because we should not discourage human beings from sharing empathy with one another
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after a tragedy. >> reporter: the head of a top doctors group says it will help improve communications with patients. here's a story that could only happen in our social media obsessed culture. get this. a teaching assistant at the university of iowa set off a twitter firestorm after accidentally sending explicit images of herself to her students. she had intended -- she intended to send solution to math problems. >> that could be solutions. >> i guess it was hard math. the student reports the teacher was in class yesterday morning trying play it off as nothing ever happened. good luck with that. >> now she is on national news. i think she will have a hard time. >> how does that happen, though? you have to check before you hit the send button particularly if all of your goodies are out. this isn't the class list, this is something different. >> not the solution i was looking for. some students said this is
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exactly what i needed. >> her class is packed today and there is an extensive waiting list. now for a look at the nation's weather. let's get right to it. lake effect snow will move in the northern pennsylvania area and upstate new york. sunny and clear from ohio valley to the rockies with showers in the southwest. >> temperatures much cooler along the east coast to the south. wintry blast keeping the upper midwest 10 to 20 degrees below normal. temperatures will be cooling in the west, but will remain five to ten degrees warmer than normal. a couple of new jersey state troopers say they are not heros. they say they were just doing what anybody else would have done in that situation. >> they pulled up behind a vehicle last weekend. a family was trying to save their 13-year-old son who was choking. one trooper grabbed the boy who has special needs and let his training kick in. >> i ran up there and got behind him and started the heimlich.
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after several thrusts, food started to come out and after a few more basically a big piece of chicken nugget came out. >> after that the boy was back to his usual self. the family reunited yesterday with the troopers who brought along a police sweatshirt for the boy. >> happy ending. not bad at all. >> he didn't even have to go to the hospital. he was just fine. >> well done, cops. with all the good shows on tv it is hard to cut back on cable. >> you don't have to pay as much as you think you do. up next, our old friend paula faris shows how to save hundred of bucks and keep all of the services we want. and growing new lines in unexpected places. fruits and vegetables and flowers in prison. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'm stuck in folsom prison and time keeps dragging on ♪ >> announcer: "world news now"
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the world series is off the world series is off to a lopsided start for sure. red sox 8, cardinals one. st. louis gets a shot at settling the score. >> was an emotional start to the series for boston, as well. joining us is sports radio host jason page. thank you for coming in. >> you got it. >> always great to have you. tell us about the ceremony before the game. >> there were a lot of ceremonies commemorating the boston bombing six months ago and the tragic death of a schoolteacher just outside of boston. you can take those things if you are a team and go one of two ways. it can bring the mood down or energy up. you saw in the case of the red
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sox, it brought the energy way up. i don't know what happened to the cardinals. from a red sox perspective, the energy was way up tonight. you can tell that team was flying way hide. >> the pride is in full effect. boston strong for sure. the game itself, tell us about the key players. who are you keeping an eye on for the series? >> you saw it tonight. david ortiz and carlos beltran are two guys you have to watch out for. ortiz could have had easily a couple of home runs in this game tonight. beltran robbed him of what could have been a grand slam and then beltran bangs up against the wall. we will have to see about his status moving forward. if you are mike maitheny and yo are the cardinals, you have to go to the locker room after the game and say, we can't play worse. we can't be worse. >> we have bottomed out already. >> we can't be worse than we
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were in game one of this series. for them, there is -- you can only go up from here. >> no one expected a rout. >> no. generally in playoff games, in world series games especially you don't get routs. real quick, the thing to look out in the series, you got it from boston, depth in the starting pitching. they have been high on their bull pen having to get nine, ten, 11 outs in a game. they got seven plus innings from john lester. if they continue to get those deep starts and long starts from their guys at the top of the rotation they have a good chance to win this series. >> let's switch it up. i see you sporting one. what is up with the beards in boston? is it to keep them warm? their faces get cold. >> paying homage for the red sox. i'm doing it to cover up a second chin. if you are the red sox, you go with what is working this season and one thing is unity. the start of the year a couple of guys came in, napoli and gomes said we want to mix it up a bit. you don't have pitchers hanging out in one corner. this team is so together.
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the beard thing, that's all part and parcel of that. >> are you a fan of facial hair? >> i actually am. depends, though. >> not on you. >> not on me. well -- >> a shave is nice. >> i do. i like it. i am not a fan of the huge beards which is what the red sox guys have going on. >> this is good here. >> gut check on the series, what's your call? is it is a signature thing. >> cardinals in six is my prediction going in to this thing. michael wacha starts in game two later on tonight. he has been as good as anyone in the postseason. he has been out of the world. watch michael wacha against lackey. i favor that matchup against the cardinals. i would expect them to take game two. >> no one wants to see a blowout in the finals. come on. >> six or seven-game series. >> thank you very much. >> absolutely. thanks to sportscaster jason page. >> we will be back with more "world news now."
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> i love that song. miss that song. >> finally for this half hour, a program that is healing some of the most hardened souls. prison guards are helping inmates get in touch with the earth and giving these folks a second chance. >> it is sweeping the nation and putting down true roots of change. bill ritter has more. >> reporter: san quentin is one of the toughest prisons in the world. rasheed is here for two years of an eight year stint for robbery. he's been in and out of the system since he was 15 but for the first time in his life, he has a diploma, a gardening
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diploma. >> i connect spiritually with something as simple as a garden. >> reporter: dozens are turning to gardening as authorities rethink the strategies of warehousing prisoners instead of rehabilitating them. take dennis, he is serving 22 years for burglary and becoming an expert in soil composition. >> i'm sitting next to this guy that i would have been fighting on some other yard and it amazed me i could prune plants and dig in soil. that's what -- it really touched me. >> reporter: these gardens represent a back to the future movement. not long ago, a few decades prisons had gardens and farms. beth is the johnny appleseed of the movement bringing gardening back to these prisons. >> if i can find humanity here i can find it anywhere. >> she is a former city kid who found refuge in soil, planting tulip bulbs with her grandmother. now wanting to show others the key that was given to her.
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>> we believe everybody has a heart and a chance for transformation. >> reporter: and it works. six out of every ten ex cons will return to prison but they say fewer than 10% of her gardener graduates come back. instead, most get jobs and pay taxes. >> a lot of us feel like there is nothing to go to. with this program, i feel there is something i can go to if i need to. >> reporter: inch by inch, row by row. in the end what beth and her garden project are harvesting here goes far beyond fruits and vegetables. >> it is amazing how something that simple can provide such an outlet for these guys who wouldn't think would be in to tomatoes, carrots and whatever. whatever it takes to kind of thing that brings back to some kind of normal life is great. >> that's sometimes all you need one thing to turn the page and the corner so when they come out they are rehabilitated an don't back. >> and never go back. that's it.
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just a young, caring girl that had her whole world ahead of her. >> this morning on world news now. a child charged. the motive still a mystery. >> the woman accused of stealing food. what the officer is urging her to do to pay back. >> and then a bright idea. the innovative kids' costume that wins halloween this year. it is thursday, october 24th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we like that. >> oh, that is just perfect. i wish i knew how to do it so i could do it for my own. >> i appreciate how far out people go, how creative it gets. >> get far out. check him out. back again in the saddle for three days. >> three days, today, friday, monday. >> day one, we're excited to have you. >> i come back to check on my baby. i don't want to be a dead beat dad. >> i know. it's been a while. >> appreciate that. >> you are a little behind. that's okay. >> i get something on it. good to see you again. >> always good to put a thumb on it. >> good to be back, everybody. good morning, everyone. tuesday morning. serious news to start the show with. a popular boston area teacher was remembered last night at a
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vigil. >> a 14-year-old boy is charged with killing colleen ritzer. colleen ritzer was nothing short of beloved. >> she was one of the best teacher we've ever had. she made an impact on everyone's lives. >> her body was found in the woods near the massachusetts school she loved so much, and one of her own students was charged with her murder. >> this is the matter of fiphilp chism. surveillance cameras show him moving her body to the woods. ritzer is the second teacher this week to be senselessly killed at school, allegedly at the hands of a student. monday 45-year-old michael lansberry, also a math teacher,
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was shot to death. ritzer's final tweet to her friends were my thoughts and prayers are with those involved in the nevada middle school shooti shooting. >> she didn't need big, crazy things to make her happy. she could find joy in anything. she brought so much joy into my life. >> on twitter ritzer calls herself a math teacher, often too excited about the topics i'm teaching. >> she was born to teach. i think as much as they loved her, she loved them 100 times more. >> chism had recently moved here from tennessee. he was on the soccer team and he missed practice and his teammates went out searching for him. >> soccer is one big family. i liked him. he was nice. never saw it coming. >> that 14-year-old's mother was in court.
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her son was charged as an adult. right now the can he question that nobody has an answer is why was this teacher killed. gio benetez. kennedy cousin michael skakel could walk out of prison. he's serving 20 years to life for the murder of martha moxley back in 1975. yesterday a judge ruled that he should be tried again because his former attorney failed to adequately represent him. he's expected to request bail today. if approved he could post bond and leave prison. congress is closed so lawmakers can attend the funeral of representative bill young who died last week.
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germany has joined the list of countries to question the u.s. angela merkel said it would be a serious breech of trust if the u.s. targeted her cell phone. she complained to president obama. the white house is denying that the u.s. is listening in on her calls, at least now. many german catholics are praising pope francis for suspending a bishop for bling. he's spend 4g $3 million on his residents including a $20,000 bathtub. it's not clear if or when he will return to his residence. speaking of principles, it was a royal flush in london for the christening of the three-month-old monarch. he was dressed in a lace and sat continue gown designed in the 1840s and blessed by the water
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from the river jordan. prince charles and camilla served tea and cake. a big security scare at the state capitol in utah. all of it caught on camera. watch this as the man in that pickup truck literally drives up the stairs to the statehouse climbing all 60 of them before storming the building and trying to break into the chambers of the supreme court. police were trying to use a stun gun. a teenager in new york city is suing famed department store barneys store and the police. >> undercover cops on the left
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side stopped me from the left side and asked me, oh, i just got a call from barneys saying your card is not real. >> he claims that he was detained for two hours and let go without being charged. the lawsuit says that the incident was due to discrimination based on his age and race. barneys denies it was involved in his detention. they're reviewing this case. >> so people have background here he is studying engineering at new york city college of technology. he has a work study job. he was check was deposited. he was happy to have money and he went to the store to get it and that's what happened. >> the detectives who approached him were undercover and asked how could you afford a belt like this? where did you get the money from? that's tough to swallow. now we know his background. we know it was money well earned, his debit card, his i.d. it doesn't matter what he looks like. why were cops stopping anybody. >> i don't get it.
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you would think they would keep an eye on him and see if everything is okay. there you go, enjoy your belt. i don't know. >> that's a tough one. >> telling, but i'm glad his name is cleared. >> that's true. now we're going to turn to the miami area. a cop there who did the unexpected on a shoplifting call. when vicky thomas heard that a young mother confessed that she had stolen a cart full of food because her kids were hungry, thomas paid for the groceries out of her very only pocket and then she gave the woman a ride back home in the police cruiser where three whirn were waiting. >> they're hungry. there's nothing here. >> the only thing i ask of her is that when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out, and she said she would. >> thomas said when she heard the woman's story, her own
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grandchildren flashed before her eyes and she knew what she had to do. it's nice to see especially after that last story some compassion. >> yes, for a police officer, absolutely. moving on to baseball. game one of the world series in the books. note the cardinals best night to put it mildly. bottom of the first, the red sox put three on the board thanks to a base hit double. look at that, boom. >> very nice. in the second, david ortiz hit one to right, but the cards, carlos beltran, robbed him of a home run. he went to the hospital with a rib injury. by that time it was 5-0. it was eight zil before he got a run in the ninth. no drama here, boston leads 8-1. they lead 1-0. game two is set for tonight. chilly night at fenway. >> especially for the cards. >> in new york we can't root for
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boston -- >> that's true. >> come on, st. louis. make it interesting. >> please. >> a dark night for the cardinals, of course. this next story, much, much brighter. that's why it's our, book, favorite story of the day. one youngster's favorite costume. this is a 22-month-old girl in the led suit her mom got. >> she won't get lost trick or treating. this is being posted on tuesday. this video has now been viewed about 900,000 times. >> that is wonderful. >> that is a great idea. you'll never lose your kid. you'll never lose that kid. >> you know what though, who am i to criticize. my son is wearing a mickey mouse costume that i bought at party city. >> there you go, momma.
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>> but had she done the same thing to the back of the costume. you know what's great, at 22 months their legs are still kind of straight out when they walk. >> got that penguin thing going on. waddle. >> coming up next, the drunk driver who killed a man and posted his confession on youtube finds out now exactly how much time he'll spend behind bars. >> and then the amazing gift a u.s. doctor is giving kids, the gift of sight. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. united health care. "world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare,
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welcome back, everybody. you may remember a wrenching welcome back, everybody. you may remember a wrenching video confession made last month. it was made by matthew cordles. >> his lawyer said he deserved leniency. marci gonzalez has the story. >> it is the video confession that threw maft through cordle into the spotlight. >> i ended up going the wrong way down the highway directly
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into oncoming traffic and i struck a car. i killed a man. >> and brought him to this day. his attorneys asking for leniency as the 22-year-old stood at his sentencing hearing again admitting his guilt apologizing one more time. >> i'm so sorry for the pain i caused you, for the loved one i've taken from you. >> a june night that shows the consequences of drinking and driving. the daughter said she appreciated the message cordle was trying to send, but she has one of her own, about why cordle should serve the maximum sentence behind bars. >> the message i do not want to send is if you hit and kill someone, all you have to do is admit to it later and get
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leniency. the judge, instead, sentencie i cordle to 6 1/2 years in prison. >> vince always felt that if you learn something from your mistakes, then you were further ahead. >> cordle now also has to pay more than $1,000 in fines and has his driving privileges suspended for life. rob and diana? >> thank you. it's been a huge amount of time and hopefully people learn' lesson. >> coming up next, the gift of sight. the american doctor rushing to the other side of the world to cure hundreds of people literally living in darkness. >> ahead in our next half hour. we have the decision. another actor picked to star as christian gray.
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next to a part of the world where diseases that are easily cured in the u.s. sentence people to a lifetime of darkness instead. >> one american doctor is restoring sight to hundreds of them at night. we're up "all night line" with david. as the sun comes up standing in a field in ethiopia, the little girl's father brought her nearly 200 miles with one wish, that an american doctor will help her. and she's not the only one making that journey. buses coming over the hills full of villagers from across ethiopia who heard the doctor is coming. we land with him in the remote
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city of mckelly. dr. jeffrey tavid has come 800 miles from park city. hundreds are waiting, who have been screened by the nurses. >> reporter: each of them with a tiny piece of tape bearing a number above their eye. he quietly gets ready in the corner of this room with the kit he brings from home, a lone yellow bag with the instrument he'll use to perform a cataract procedure. they have sought out the blind all over the world, 500,000 surgeries together. >> we'll do one every seven or eight minutes. >> reporter: and right there in the crowd that little face, number 245, nurses putting on her hospital gown. you can see the huge cataract in her left eye. she walks in. the doctor holds up a finger. she can't see it. we ask, does she think the doctor will fix it?
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the youngest of patients now on the operating table, and with night fall comes the hope that they'll be able to see the sunrise. early the next morning we wondered about the little girl we met that first morning waiting in the fields. >> good morning. >> how many? >> reporter: flashing a smile, she can see again. her father thanking the doctor for a gift. i'm david duer from "night line" in ethiopia. >> think about all of the stupid things that we spend money on. for 11 bucks they can get their sight back and see the sunrise. >> this is why it's so important that he is where he is. ethiopia has one of the highest rates in the world, why? because of poverty, shorts and the ge ned particulars. >> great cause, that's for sure. the creative mom who's turning
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welcome in to "the mix" everybody. this is the cover of the thrift shop with an awesome song. curse words. we cleaned it up for you. there's someone on youtube who actually put together a bunch of thrift store toys he got. he wanted to make them look like zombies. he made them cover with the song. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i find that funny. >> he wanted them all to look
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like zombies. i think he accomplished that and more. it was terrible. beaten and tattered. >> he's been rough since 1969, has a drug problem, in jail, out on bail. elmo is so gangster. look at him. >> like, what? >> elmo got a crack problem. >> what? what? tickle me what? >> all right. this is one of the stories that makes you feel like you've done nothing with your life. >> nothing. >> i'm 35 and i've done nothing like this girl. entrepreneur, bella wing. >> can't even say the word. >> she is now 17 but at 14 she came up with an idea for a couple called origami al. it refers designers to buyers.
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nothing too exciting and exot s exotics. that company is worth $250 billion. she is a quarter billionaire at 17 years old. origami al. bella wings. jealous yet or what? >> i don't understand her business model. she came up with that at 14? >> 14. she came up with this concept. now she has more money than we will ever, ever make. >> wow. >> exactly. >> oh, my goodness. we've all heard of this song, simon and garfunkel's "bridge over troubled waters" every time i hear it, there's a pharmacy in the u.k. who are tired of people coming in asking for painkillers so they commissioned a study and found that 41% of people discovered that songs like these actually eased pain more than painkillers.
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this morning on this morning on world news now, more fallouts from the leak of the this morning, more fallout on the nsa leaks. >> plus, outrage at an elementary school. plus, don't touch the tummy. random strangers touching a pregnant woman's baby bump may be more than annoying. they may be committing a crime. >> and the burning question, who will play the smoldering lead actor in 50 shades of gray? guess what, this morning we may know the answer. i hear he's pretty hot, but, no, it's not me, of course. it's thursday, october 24th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is world news now. >> don't do it. >> that's how we got into this mess. >> look who it is, everybody. >> here with us today, tomorrow, day one of next week. >> monday morning, yes. good to be back. on familiar grounds. good to see old friends and get back on familiar turf. it's cool. >> we always love having the talented rob nelson back on the desk. >> good to see you. we'll have fun. >> just don't touch my belly. >> i love that story and i will. i will. >> no. i told you to stop that. >> my friend. all right. let's get started already. we're going to begin this half hour with president obama once again norsed forced to do interl
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damage control. >> once it was revealed the nsa tapped 70,000 conversations in france. >> reporter: like almost everyone else in the modern world, chancellor merkel spends time on her cell phone. whether it's righting the economy or chatting with family, she assumes it's private. german officials saying they have received information that the chancellor's cell phone may be monitored by american intelligence. president obama was in touch with merkel almost immediately. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the conversations of the chancellor. >> reporter: >> reporter: but listen carefully. >> is not, and will not. >> is not and will not. that leaves out whether she has been monitored in the past. this uproar follows reports of nsa spying in france, mexico,
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and brazil. almost all based on leaks from former nsa contractor, edward snowden. president obama was supposed to host brazil's president wednesday night. that was before she canceled over those accusations the nsa has been spying on her. it's embarrassing the u.s. and leaving our allies a lot less friendly. the administration's other mess gets top billing on capitol hill today with a congressional hearing. a house committee will need to investigate the ongoing problems with the health care website and now on top of that, even the president's democratic allies are complaining about the embarrassing problems with the rollout and also pushing for a deadline extension for americans to apply. it seems a little weird here. the white house eventually would not capitulate and say we were
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slow. >> what i find interesting is everybody has decided that so long as you can get an extension, everything is going to be fine. we have hundreds of thousands of people who can't get past the sign on screen. let's get this fixed. >> i think critics have a strong point here. you had three years to get this thing ready. you had a long time and this is your signature domestic policy. >> your baby. >> this is your baby, mr. president. how could you let this thing come out unless you knew it was ready to roll. i think the frustration is justified. reports are coming out they knew there were glitches but they decided to roll it out anyway. >> exactly. more to come. stay tuned, as we like to say. in other news this morning, there is shock and grief at a boston area high school
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following the murder of a boston teacher. phillip chism's uncle spoke about his nephew. >> it's hard to see teenagers go through that. he's 14. , growing up still. >> she was a young caring girl who had the whole world ahead of her. to be taken so tragically. >> second time this week we've seen this. hundreds turned out for a vigil last night. and to northern california, an outrage at the killing of a 13-year-old boy. andy lopez died tuesday after being shot at least three times by police. here's why. he was carrying a pellet gun
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that looked like an ak-47. there it is on the right next to a real one. they salo pez was fired on after they ordered him to fire the rifle. the deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave -- 100 miles south with a boy and a gun. it happened at an antidrug demonstration. police say a loaded gun mounted to a police motorcycle was on display and it accidentally discharged when a student got ahold of it. >> they were giving out stickers. they weren't watching and he got ahold of the gun. he shot it and got startled by the noise and dropped it. >> police say no students were hit by gunfire but three students treated for cuts and scrapes. it's not clear why a loaded gun was on the police bike.
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>> investigators in main are looking for a 2-year-old. they focused on an area that includes woods, logging land and also a small pond. 20-month-old ayla reynolds was reported missing by her father in 2011. a violent sex offender has pled not guilty. michael shawn stanley is charged with harassment for threatening someone who asked him to become quiet. they're investigating him for the assault of a 16-year-old boy. lighter news this morning, to the world series. something of a comedy of errors last night starring the st. louis cardinals. in the first inning they muffed a guaranteed double play. that opened the door for the red sox to score three. then the pitcher and catcher let a pop fly drop between them in the second. boston scored two more. by the end, a total blowout
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here. red sox win easily 8-1 the final score last night. game 2 there in the b town laid jer tonight. >> meantime, they're bundled up out there in boston. >> the temperature only 47 degrees at first pitch. it's a wintery blast. temperatures are 20 degrees below normal. many states have already seen their first snowfall of the season. it's not even halloween and we're talking about snow. man. later today, more of that lake effect snow will fall across the upper midwest into northern pennsylvania and upstate new york. sunny and dry across the midwest. some showers for the southwest and more fog along coastal washington and oregon. temperatures much cooler along the east coast and into the south. are lan doe into the upper 70ed.
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how will they make it? the upper midwest will remain lower than normal. >> not bad. some of those chillier temperatures doesn't make this next story seem all that unusual after all. it takes us to a christmas tree farm in wisconsin. >> they're saying merry late october while getting thousands of christmas trees to be sent all across the country. they say they have to do it because stores want them earlier and earlier. >> over the next month this farm will cut and 1340i7$,000. >> i think people think we've gotten out of hand with how early this is. stores are open all day thanksgiving. can we just chill out for a minute? >> you have to wonder what came first, the horse or the cart? the egg or the chicken? who started it? did the customers ask for more christmas things? is it the stores pumping things
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into people's minds? is it the christmas tree people putting things up or lights up? i don't know how it started. halloween, let's just wait, take a breath, have some turkey. dress up, have some candy, eat some turkey. we can talk about christmas. >> everything is too rushed. onto the next, onto the next. take a breath, eat your candy corns. >> it's october and it feels like new year's eve is a week away. coming up, another hollywood a lister headed to divorce court. details in the skinny. >> first, don't touch the bump. a pregnant woman's belly isn't just awkward. it could be a crime. guess i'm heading to jail after the show. you're watching "world news now." stay with us. ♪ feels like a touch, a touch too much ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by consumer cellular.
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♪ ♪ ♪ all right. any woman who's ever been pregnant knows that other people, sometimes even perfect strangers, sometimes coanchors have an uncontrollable urge to touch the belly. >> for some women, it's okay, it's all good. for others it is absolutely not. in pennsylvania, guess what? the law actually backs them up specifically protecting the right to private space. alex hoff of our station has more on this.
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♪ >> reporter: there's some about the baby bump. >> i just get so excited. i think it is the neatest thing and i just, oh let me touch. >> reporter: the urge to reach out and touch is perhaps primal, evolutionary and often awkward. >> little weird. >> reporter: you see something happened top sasha seven months ago. it suddenly seemed all right to hug, rub and touch her at anytime. >> strangers, like you don't know me. why would you want to touch my belly? >> reporter: for some women it is a chance to show off the glow. for other there's a darker side. renee is a caseworker at the lourdeshouse maternity home where she learned that some women are protective of growing mid sections. >> maybe somebody in an abusive relationship, maybe sexually abused having someone come at them may set off some emotions.
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>> reporter: under pennsylvania law, subjecting a person to physical contact can be considered harassment. therefore if it is unwanted it is illegal. >> it depends on what type of mood i'm in. if i'm in a good mood i will let them. >> reporter: she doesn't mind the extra attention but urges others to be respectful of soon to be moms if a person asks to touch her belly chances are she will say okay. >> i would be as kind as i could and tell them to do the same also. >> i'm shocked you work in a building full of paid gossips and nosey people and you have not had an awkward belly touch. >> i think it freaks you out a little bit. >> it is your private space and how would you like somebody to come up and rub your belly randomly? >> what i do is on my weekends is my business. >> that's true. nobody wants to know what you don't your weekend. i have not had anything like that where i have been in a mall and had hordes of people rushing
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to me to touch my belly. i can't speak to this but i understand your personal space being invaded. you don't want all of this. >> hey. oh, man. >> to each his own. coming up next, we know who will play the lead role in "50 shades of gray." >> "the skinny" is up next. don't go far. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny." which this one of the biggest questions in hollywood, who's going to play the leading role in "50 shades of gray" movie. they had somebody cast in for the male part and he dropped out. now they have someone else new. see if you know this guy, jamie dornin is replacing him in "50 shades of gray." the big movie coming up next year. he used to play a sheriff in "once upon a time" and a serial killer in a bbc story. he has modelled for calvin klein, christian dior and armani. he will probably not have a problem with the sex scenes this movie will require. does that pass your test there?
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>> i like this very much. i do. i do. i do. i like the facial hair thing, too. i seen a couple of pictures. i did my research for the story. i have to say, some of the things he's modeled are very exquisite. >> our senior producer did extensive research in to this. >> yes, he did. >> he assured us. >> speaking of movies, there's someone who's been cast to play elton john in the elton john bio pic. tom hardy. you may recognize this guy. 36 years old. he had a big role in "the dark knight rises" and "lawless." he will be playing, the bio pic is coming at a theater near you. big casting decisions made in hollywood. congrats, fella. >> i don't know if it is because i don't either one of them, but they look alike. like the same person. >> well, you know. elton john, sex freak.
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>> very similar casters. sad news out of hollywood, an a-lister getting a divorce. clint eastwood and his wife dina calling it quits after 17 years. irreconcilable differences. she is 48-year-old journalist and reality tv star. >> does she want somebody older, more mature. >> 83 was not cutting it for her. she is asking for full physical custody of their 16-year-old daughter. we have known this was coming. they announced their separation last month. we knew divorce was impending and here it is. we have their decision to split officially. >> at least clint eastwood has plenty of practices talking to empty chairs. he will get through divorce just fine. pauly d of "jersey shore," we have pictures of his love child. this is not a surprise whatsoever. this girl goes by the name amanda markert. she had -- they apparently had a fling in vegas one night last year. she is a former hooters waitress and the baby is adorable. pauly is wrapped up in a legal dispute because he wants to
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raise the kid and have custody. >> and she wants money. stay tune. stay tune. raise the kid and have custody. >> and she wants money. you disgust me.
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the world was waiting for, baby george, third in line to the throne. proud dad teaching him the age-old tradition of first royal ways, tiny hand lifted high, like other relatives have perfected over the years. after all, one day he will be the king of england. so well behaved on his big day, william telling the queen, quote perfect timing he's just gone quiet. he's already. so far so good. the royal christening steeped in tradition. in fact, since 1841, 50 royal babies have worn the came cap and gown from the queen herself and prince charles and prince william. in 2004, the queen thought it was too fragile. so she commissioned her dresser to make an exact replica for future generations. as for george's god parents, william and kate choosing seven in total. college and school buddies, royal cousin and diana's friends.
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his way of involving his mother in their lives. a day of love, family and tradition wrapped up in one tiny bundle of joy. abc news, london. >> okay. my apathy for the royals is infinite. i think the kid is cute. it did surprise me they didn't put pippa or harry on the list of god parents. >> i think that is interesting. they were there of course. they were holding court as everybody else was but a cousin on william's side is the god mother and a couple of godfathers. i think the thing that is breaking tradition here is there is only one god mother. i think there is seldom been only one. there you go. but the little dress skirt the baby is wearing apparently handed down over the generations, worn over and over again and it is adorable. >> and the queen had a new one in 2004 because it was so old.
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making news in america this morning -- school tragedy. a teacher is murdered. a student under arrest. the details about the trail of blood at the school that led investigators to the suspect. spy games. more complaints from america's allies, accusing the u.s. of tapping into leaders' phones. the white house, on the defense this morning. we're live in washington. caught on camera. state troopers save a teen's life. his parents breathing easy, thanks to a couple of highway heroes. cute and clever. halloween is still a week away. but we might already have the best costume of the year. and good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson, fillin

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