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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ got to love it. a few viewers and their pets in their hollywood best. thanks for sending in those pictures. >> absolutely wonderful. most kids will be getting dressed up for trick or
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treating. as always, safety is key. >> there's an app for that that parents need to know about to see which houses you might want to avoid. >> reporter: 4-year-old akahl is planning on being a ninja for halloween. >> we usually go up and down the neighborhood. pretty good area to go trick or treating. >> reporter: when we checked into her neighborhood on the sex offender app, we found drugs, assault within a few blocks of her house. >> with a younger child, i'm always with him. you never know where you're going, especially if you're going door to door. >> reporter: the app gives you options to add people to your circle like friends, family, neighbors. if something goes wrong you can send them a panic alert and call 911. >> put it in there. >> reporter: all things reassuring. >> if it's an app, everyone has a phone, it's available for everyone to use. you can find out how safe it is or not so safe. >> reporter: just a mystery
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alone, 16th state east, i found out harassment, assault, i also found a sex offender who lives down the road. reporting in rochester, brianna long, abc news. >> i wouldn't even think to look into something like that. in this day and age, it's a good thing to have. >> it's the time of year. my child is very small. i'll be with him every time. alexis is 10 now. she goes into her teenage years, she's going to say, no more, dad. you want to know where these people live. >> it's a good thing to know year round, not just halloween. >> downloading it now. the halloween fun is not even close to coming up. up nuks we'll unveil our costumes. >> you'll have to wait to see what they are. >> up next, america's obsession with the undead. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "wo
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♪ ♪ ♪ your own imagination. >> no. you were there all along. >> can you guess who we are? happy halloween, everybody. >> we got you this, big guy. >> do you like this place? i like this place. >> thank you for inviting me, eleanor. >> can you dance the charleston, ella nor? >> i can. i can dance the charleston.
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how about that? >> beautiful. >> i've got to say. >> i've got this girl named daisy. if you see her come around, make yourself scarce. >> it was a good thing in the roaring '20s, you can drink and smoke and be pregnant. >> it's almost uncanny clearly you were a child of the '20s. take a look at that. >> who are you, eleanor? >> eleanor. >> i like eleanor better with baby. she's a little sexier if i'm allowed to say such a thing. gorgeous. like the ghost of christmas past, we wanted to take a look at the halloweens of world news past. >> here is our friends in all of their costume glory. >> it's halloween and we are pleased to have your company. one of the scariest things you may ever have to face ♪ i was working in the lab late
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one night ♪ >> what do you do with this? >> this is what i have to put up with. >> well, let's see the moustache. >> it took me forever to grow that. ♪ ♪ >> oh, and adam sandler -- >> i know. >> happy halloween. >> what other profession do you think do you dress up and, you know, dumb costumes and act like kids? >> television. >> happy halloween. >> i'm billy pres ton. >> i'm mini mouse. >> big man. >> that doesn't sound right. >> i am tim jonas. i don't know if i've hit puberty yet. this is my brother kevin and this is my brother nick. now we have another special halloween guest. come on out. >> i know a lot of people have
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it rough. me and freddie had a really rough year. lots of houses. lots of money. i'm fannie mae. >> okay. look, a lot of fans? >> i have about 20,000. >> you have a man, that's what i'm talking about, sweetheart. do you want a man? >> not at this time. >> look at this situation. come on, girl. don't leave me here. >> showers across spokane. >> spokane? >> apparently he says spokane. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ nice. nice. i think your charleston's got it beat though. >> i think so. our costumes are pretty good, too. >> i wasn't always the great gatsby. this was the shot of me when i
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was 8 years old in long island, new york. we all liked to be hobos once we got into fifth grade. we were too cool to be a real cartoon character. that was my buddy basil. my best friend of all time. i hope he's watching. >> i was always a witch. my mom made me into an indigenous ecuadorian woman. she put this whole thing together. when i asked her for a picture, this was the only one that she could find interestingly. >> absolutely. >> absolutely adorable. >> in ten in quincy, new york. >> look at this piece of womanhood. >> look at me now. check me out. now i'm eleanor. >> fantastic, eleanor. >> we should have a few more martinis before the show is over. too bad. we know that you are rocking some costumes as well. we'd like to see what they are. e-mail us pictures of your kids, your dogs, your cats. >> attach the pic and send it over in an e-mail at
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wnnfans.com. we are looking forward to see all of them. we will be right back. >> cheers. happy halloween.
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welcome to the mix, everybody. >> you look marvelous, eleanor. >> thank you. so do you, mr. gatsby. i like your suit. >> why, thank you. let's get started. it's mix time, everybody. we have some fun stuff to show you including a dad who calls himself spam dad of war. this is on read it. he puts them in a crazy pose like they're flying. he has three little ones. here they are in superman. the next one is "star wars." you haven't seen the little one just yet. the baby is coming. harry potter is up next. this is the greatest one. see the big sis is holding the baby? carrying the pumpkins around.
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the very last one is "peter pan." he says his is a camera on a try pot, a leave blower, he holds the kid up and he photo shops himself out of the whole thing. it looks great. good job spam dad of war. you know "the grinch that stole christmas?" listen to this one. getting a little envelope, put it in your bag, you get home and read it and it says you're overweight. this is exactly what might be happening today in fargo, north dakota. a woman called into a radio station there, y 94 and says she doesn't plan to give out cappnd. if they come to her door she'll
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give them a sealed letter saying they're obese. >> how about you don't answer the door at all. >> i just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. i think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just cause all of the other kids are doing it. >> i agree with the idea we should all be healthy. it's a holiday and don't make them feel bad. >> if you live in her neighborhood, egg and toilet paper her house, we give you permission. this is a guy who's an artist and blogger for the "detroit free press." eric millican. different kinds of monsters. he does this by rearranging unwrapped candy. there's frankenstein. take a look at freddie kruger. >> candy wrappers? >> candy wrappers. we have jason, bride of fraj ken stein, dracula.
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my name is eddie metcalf. i enjoworking in my yard and you know, i can't. i can't do that any more,'cuz i'm missing most of my lung. they did a cat scan of my kidneys, no more kidney stones. that's the good news. "but, we found a spot on your lung." that frankly scared the "hell" out of me. i hadn't smoked in 22 years. how could this happen to me? he said, "well, you know about radon gas?" we'll... you know, i heard about it. he said, "well, the second leading cause of cancer" "in america is radon, 22,000 people a year die from this." i literally left the doctor's office, got a test kit, put it in my house, and our result was 39.8. the upper limit is 4. we got to get this fixed. that was on a monday, and on wednesday, our mitigation system was up and running. well, i think everybody should have their house tested. we'd never know. we'd still be living there. i could get another tumor from it. right now, it's changing my life.
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this morning on "world news now," red sox win. the world series champs. celebrating right now in the streets and how boston trounced st. louis for the victory. extreme halloween. mother nature interferes with trick or treat plans with a powerful storm system. the dangerous storms. school scandal. the students from middle and high school who may face pornography charges. their x rated selfies. >> kanye west, who do you think has more influence, kim and kanye or a certain couple in washington. >> that's coming up on "the skinny" in washington on thursday, october 31. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> nicely done. we are flanked by james. he is the green lantern. >> who knew you had such absolute, jake. >> sweet. and amanda, you are a super smurfette. >> happy halloween! we're having a little fun. >> jason and amanda. there you have it. >> the most we did for halloween is i wore orange and you got your hair slicked back. >> i got my hair slicked back. we have some surprises in store. the party continues. >> absolutely. let's get started now. eight time world series champions the boston red sox. they got going against the cardinals thanks to a three-run double by shane victorino. >> the sox tacking on three more runs. that was more than enough. the victory sends thousands of fans into the streets.
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john farrell gives his players all the credit and his fans some as well. >> in return they gave these guys an incredible amount of energy to thrive on in this ballpark. i'm sure that everybody in our uniform, whether they are here going forward or they are elsewhere, they'll look back on the events that took place and the way things unfolded as a special year. there's no way we can say it any other way. >> all right. farrell and his team can look forward to celebrating with their fans during the traditional victory parade and rally. if history is any guide, that all will happen on friday. >> it should be fun. now here's the thing, in boston they're so superstitious, they won't talk about the parade beforehand. if you go to a police press conference and you ask the question, you get shunned immediately. i made that mistake. >> no kidding? >> my station sent me there to ask the question. i was the only knit witt who actually asked it even though every reporter there was told to ask it. >> the curse is officially over. the sox have won three
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championships in the last ten years. now they've won one at fenway. >> this is their eighth world series title. i know this is historic. everybody wants to party like it's 1918. let's get serious. there are teams out there that haven't won a championship in 100 years. >> poor cubs. >> let's ease up on the craziness. this is coming from a new yorker. sorry, guys. >> new yorker telling you to ease up. have fun. you know what, you're nice. >> there you go. moving onto the weather. we have to talk about a fierce line of storms that will make halloween a real fright for millions of people today. it will begin with the morning commute. trick or treating will be moved indoors or even postponed to a day without torrential rain, powerful winds, o are a threat of tornadoes. abc's weather editor sam champion is tracking this store. >> reporter: early gouls and gob lins got a taste of bad weather as a line of storms roared through the middle of the country. strong winds and flash flooding hitting areas like houston.
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also in make ckon macon county,. trucks and cars were forced off the road. halloween weather promises to be more frightening. hail, strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning forecast thursday for 12 states. one to two inches of rain are possible from michigan to kansas with three to five inches of rain on the southern end of the storm. the weather forcing a change of plans in america's hartland. in indianapolis events have been rescheduled or postponed. >> i have six kids. i've been considering buying candy and that way they'll have candy even if we don't make it out of the house. >> in chicago those we spoke to said the weather won't halt their halloween halting. >> it won't stop us. we'll go out and have fun. >> reporter: usually this time of year the big storm will have a snowy component. this halloween storm does not. more good news, if you're on the
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east coast or west coast, this particular storm does not affect you, halloween day or even halloween night. sam champion, abc news, new york. okay. with the storm hitting much of the nation we want to know, what are your halloween plans for tonight? log on to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. hopefully the weather will be good. now for the rest of your halloween another cast, as s-- forecast, as sam said. >> 58 in seattle, l.a. at 75. 77 in dallas. atlanta, 75. washington, 72 degrees. there were apologies all around over the problem plagued rollout of the health care website. vice president joe biden is the latest top administrative official who says he's story about the mess. yesterday health and human services secretary apologized to people trying to sign up for coverage. kathleen sebelius said she is
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accountable for the failures. >> while i think it's great you're a team player and taking responsibility, it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. yes. he is the president. he is responsible. >> republicans argue the websites glitches are proof that they can't manage the health care program. new developments in the white house scandal. the nsa is denying a news report that it spied on cardinals as they gathered to select the pope. earlier roman catholic leaders said they were not worried about those news reports. in london three senior journalists at rupert mourdock's tabloid have pleaded guilty. that doesn't help the eight former staffers who went on trial. among those pleading not guilty are rebekah brooks and david coulson. >> a robbery at a gas station near orlando could have turned
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deadly. a cell phone saved the day. the suspect seen here grabbing cash from the register then fired a shot before making his get away. the clerk was hit in the abdomen. he didn't realize it. that's because the cell phone blocked the bullet. the phone didn't fair so well. check it out. the clerk is fine. police officer in milwaukee also lucky. his dash cam rolling there when the suspect he was pursuing lost control of his car. the car went airborne. smashed right into the officer's windshield. the officer was injured. the suspect was drunk driving and going more than 100 miles per hour. >> scary pictures. >> a las vegas casino is facing charges for the death of a performer after an osha finding. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: more than 100 million spec takers have seen the circ de so he lay.
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in june they watched in horror as an experienced acrobat tragically plunged to her death. today's nevada's occupational and safety health administration ordered the cirque du soleil to pay $30,000 because they did not provide proper training and exposed employees to hazards. according to osha's investigation, the wire rope was severed due to the rapid ascent. she fell nearly 100 feet to the floor. even for experienced performers they can be dangerous. the performer in spider-man was badly injured after he plunged from a broadway stage. both cirque du soleil and the mgn grand will appeal. both companies say safety has always been a top priority.
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david wright, abc news, las vegas. san diego police investigating a sexting scandal in schools. police say female students sent nude pictures of themselves. they say possessing and distributing these images is considered child important. >> the individuals took pictures of themselves in very compromising positions exposing various parts of their body, very unflattering. >> i think i need to sit down and talk to my kids and make sure they understand what's going on and that it's pretty serious stuff. it could wreak havoc on their lives. >> police say some of the girls were as young as 13. many didn't know their photos had made rounds. >> that's the kind of story that you think what? >> incredibly stupid. they need to have some big time slap on the wrist but give me a break. their intentions were not to possess and disstrib brute child porn. >> absolutely. i agree with that.
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moving on to this. facebook stock will get a whole lot of attention today following its latest strong earnings report. the company says it had nearly 1.2 billion users at the end of september and that its mobile advertising remains strong. one executive said facebook saw a decrease in use among daily teens and that sent the stock into a tail spin. "holland has talent" didn't expect much from a 9-year-old girl and her opera show. >> then she stepped up to the mic and started singing. ♪ ♪ >> what? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> wow. even more amazing. she learned to sing by watching youtube videos. when you've got it, you've got it they say. >> by the way, she told the
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an amazing story now from upstate new york where a bus driver stopped his route to save the life of a woman. it is our favorite story of the day. >> it's an awesome story. the driver jumps into action and this morning he is being called a hero and he is. abc's lindsay davis has the story. >> reporter: call it a real life instance of what would you do? watch as new surveillance video captures the moment darnell barton spots the woman standing on a narrow ledge on the other side of the guardrail, apparently contemplating jumping on to a local expressway below. this man walks right by. this biker keeps on peddling, but barton pulls over and stops
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the bus. >> are you all right? >> the woman turns to look at him but doesn't respond. that's when he goes to her. >> there's nothing that serious. you know, where she was was a dangerous place. >> reporter: barton literally talks her off the ledge putting his arm around her, helping her climb back over the guardrail. then he sits down with her and just talks. >> i gave her some encouraging words. i grew up in the church so, you know, i kind of in the background heard my momma's voice. >> whether he gets back on the bus the passengers, mostly high school students, give him a round of applause. >> the bible says be ready. you have to be ready. if you have time to do anything, you have time to do the right thing. >> reporter: his co-workers call him big country but across this big country it's his big heart we'll all remember. lindsay davis, abc news, new york. that guy is awesome. >> he is. >> simple. >> no two ways about it. you saw everybody else walking by. >> and he's driving a bus and he
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stops. >> right. a bus full of people in it so they had places to go and he stops because he saw -- >> could have gotten her on the back side. come on babe, bless your heart. fly right. he sits down with her. >> he sat down. he truly saved her life. i think it's clear to say she was on the verge of doing something that she -- obviously everybody was going to regret and he stepped in right in the nick of time. >> love it. >> very cool guy. coming up, who do you think is more influential, certain members of the kardashian clan or michelle and barack obama. >> and katy perry's next reason to roar coming up in
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♪ the skinny ♪ so skinny skinny time. >> halloween edition. >> halloween edition. yeah. i think we're going to have a few surprises. you enjoy the surprises. kanye west may have topped himself this time. he's mentioned himself in the same breath, michael jordan, jesus christ. now talking to ryan seacrest, kanye west says he is as influential maybe along with kim as the president and michelle obama. he says, no one is looking at what obama is wearing. michelle obama can't instagram a pic like my girlfriend can. check that out. back to kanye west.
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>> what is she wearing? >> doesn't matter. i like it. people get really hung up on the way i word things, but i'm the best. that's the bottom line. >> i can't. i can't. i cannot deal with him. i am starting to not -- i was almost able to deal with her because she was just, you know, a sex babe but now i can't deal with her. >> i'm trying to tell you, this next story. this great stuff. katy perry has topped herself. debuted at number one. her album "prism" topping the billboard 200 chart. she set a record for the largest sales week of 2013 for female artist in the u.s. selling 286,000 units in a week. congratulations to her. it is her "prism" album which is the song you're listening to which is "roar". >> did she? and she kept on clothes. are you having fun back there? you're looking good. >> the jonas brothers explained their breakup to robin williams
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on "gma." here's what they have to say. >> now we've all come to a place after a lot of time thinking about it and talking about it together where we feel like we're best suited to do our own individual things, all things we're passionate about, and choose to be brothers first. >> that's good advice there. i see three solo al bumbums and see the reunion tour. i'm making that up. they didn't say that. they had a good run. we wish them luck. >> carrie washington is pregnant. she married her husband in a secret wedding. his name, nnamdi asomugha. it was a secret wedding. it won't be a secret belly bump. you can't keep that secret. >> happy hall bow wean. >> amanda, will, jake. happy halloween. >> he's a minion. will hasn't said a word all
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night. he's in true character. >> that might qualify for a picture. >> the green lantern and we --
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♪ ♪ all right. songs like michael jackson's "thriller" all kinds of good ones that make the undead cool again. >> now the tv show "the walking dead" is creating an appetite for zombies. here's chris connolly. >> reporter: the idea to imagine what life would be like with a zombie apocalypse. it's what millions of viewers want to see. since halloween 2010 amc's "the walking dead" has been fleshing out that scenario and it's been eating its cable competition
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alive. >> people are flocking to this show because there's nothing quite like it. >> centered on a colony of survivors desperate to defend themselves against the zombies, or walkers who are ready to prey upon them, it was released on tuesday for a fifth season. the decision, a no brainer. season 4's premiere was the highest rated telecast of a drama in basic cable history. this past weekend it beat "sunday night football." >> you have to have numbers. >> this is a show that attracts something like 16 million people on the night that it airs. you factor in the dvr numbers over a couple of days, you're up to 20 million. >> once relegated to b movie fare, "zombies got an unconventional reboot in the 1980s with michael jackson in the "thriller" video. it's the 21st century that is seeing our appetite kick in in
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call of duty black ops and world war z. >> i'm getting out of here. >> there is this ruthlessness to them and there is a lack of humanity to what used to be human. >> the success of "the walking dead" proves you sometimes you're better undead than alive. chris conley, abc news. >> not my cup of tea. i'm not trendy. >> i'll stick with "modern family." we want to end this hour of your little monsters. >> we have some great pictures to share right now. take a look. >> devilled egg. i get it. i get it. angry bird and some blue guy. >> adorable. >> chain saw massacre guy dressed as abe lincoln. >> very good. >> superman. super dogs. >> cute. ♪ it's just me and my mummy, my
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good morning, i'm michelle perez. >> and i'm john muller. for the eighth time in their history, boston red sox are world champions. they are expecting to celebrate with a big parade and rally on friday. criminal charges are expected against dozens of students in several high schools and one middle school in san diego after a sexting scandal. police say sending sexy pictures amounts to child pornography. >> drunk driving suspects led milwaukee police on a dramatic high speed chase that ends with a terrifying crash. the suspect hits a wall and slams into an officer's windshield. amazingly everyone surprise. a facebook executive says it's seeing a decrease in use by
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young teens. it sent facebook stocks plunging in after hours trading. those are some of our top stories on this halloween, thursday, october 31st. > . >> announcer: from abc news, this is world news now with john muller and diana perez. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> happy halloween. >> ready to get your candy on? >> i really am. i have a couple of little props here. >> nicely done. >> my boa. >> go to our facebook, wnnfans.com and you'll see us in costume. >> yes. you'll be able to figure out what we were today. >> should we get to it? >> let's get to it. >> we'll begin this half hour with the nsa strongly denying two new reports about spying activities. it's knocking an italian report that it spied on the cardinals at the vatican when it picked a pope. the nsa said it did not tap
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into google and yahoo! >> reporter: there were two important meetings about the nsa at the white house yesterday. one with german officials, another with members of the european parliament. the white house isn't commenting on those meetings but some of those european officials are. fresh outrage and controversy over the nsa surveillance program coming as members of the european parliament met with some of president obama's top aids at the white house discussing the nsa spying program focusing on citizens abroad. >> i hope, therefore, that the outcome of our visit is not one to lecture the united states on anything or to threaten the united states. >> reporter: one week after the reports surfaced that the u.s. continually tapped the personal cell phone of angela merkel, the national security council claimed she and president obama have agreed to intensify
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cooperation between their country's intelligence services yet there is still intense skepticism. u.s. intelligence has listened in on phone conversations of the leaders of 35 american allies. national intelliens director james clapper defended the practices. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid purposes. >> reporter: claiming eavesdropping is for security purposes. a rationale that european officials feel can go only so far. >> we must find a balance between security and privacy. >> reporter: and, of course, it's being questioned here at home as well. republicans and democrats now calling for a congressional review of the nsa's practices. john and diana, back to you. >> thank you. the justice department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled the background check of nsa leaker edward snowden.
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the government says united states investigation services failed to perform quality reviews. vice president biden is the latest to apologize for the botched rollout. yesterday secretary kathleen sebelius was on capitol hill to say, i'm sorry. >> reporter: official finger pointing day on capitol hill producing a whatever moment from the woman in charge of obama care. >> so you're saying that the president is not responsible for hhs? >> sir, i didn't say that. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> whatever. yes. he is the president. he is responsible. >> reporter: in boston the president actually agreed. >> i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> reporter: back at the often rude 3 1/2 hour grandstand of the here. >> who was in charge. >> mislead the public. >> amazon would never do this. >> reporter: secretary sebelius
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is caught muttering as they trash the website to individual mandate topped off by a rowdy argument about whether the secretary should drop her government insurance and buy from the marketplace like millions others. >> don't do this to me. >> but there was a full throated sorry to the american people. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: political theater made even more bizarre by the healthcare.gov website itself crashing again in all its glory even as the creator spoke. >> the website has never crashed. it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability. >> huh, never crashed, really? >> let's put the screen shot up. >> the house grilled the secretary about this memo the month before launch which clearly warned not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing. >> none of them advised a delay. no one indicated that this could possibly go this wrong. >> reporter: and the president
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tweaked his promise. you remember, if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance? well, that changed to the vast majority of people who have insurance that works can keep their insurance. for the rest of those who got cancellation notices the president says they'll get insurance and a better deal. jim a avilla, abc news. at this point many people are wishing the 2016 election was here. senator barbara boxer organized the move. now the letter was secret until monday when one of the women accidentally let the word out. and the man who once ran the pentagon is in line for a new job now. the boy scouts of america have nominated former defense secretary robert gates to lead the group. gates who also led the cia is a former eagle scout. if approved, he'll have a
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two-year term. majsor new crackdown on smoking in new york city. a new law will raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. new york will be the largest city to crack down on cigarette sales to 19 and 20-year-olds. it was a personal victory to the council member who presented this. his mother and father died of cancer. >> i'm not a fan of smoking. it's bad for you and kills you. if you can carry an m-16 and go to a war overseas and lose your life, you can't light up a cigarette? >> i need to understand what the mindset is. why are we now dictating, you know, if you are of age to do so many other things -- >> yeah, like die. >> exactly. like die while you're fighting for your country, why can't you light up a cigarette? by the way, no sales for cigarettes, no coupons, no promotional sales. and the minimum cost for a pack
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of cigarettes or small cigars is $10.50. it was already astronomical. >> wow. >> there you have it. no longer relegated to the smoking section. now there's a whole lot more. let's talk about a woman in san diego who was slapped for getting behind the wheel with a hands free device. she was cited for wearing google glasses while wearing. having a monitor visible is a violation. she acknowledges wearing the device but she insists she was not using it. that's got to be a precedent. >> google glasses. it's a monitor. now to this, a remote island community got some unexpected visitors. the plane landed in cold bay, alaska, which happens to be home to less than 100 people. it had taken off from tokyo. it was headed to san francisco. now the airline says that the emergency landing was made because the crew received an
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engine warning message. the 178 people on board had to wait ten hours for a new plane to arrive. luckily no one was hurt. severe storms could deliver more than trick or treats across a big stretch of the country. hail, strong winds, heavy rain, lightning all in the forecast from the great lakes and the gulf of mexico. the weather is forcing big changes in halloween plans. in indianapolis, they have already canceled, postponed or moved events to indoors. mother nature, indeed, putting on a big scare at halloween. >> let's get the halloween forecast from jim dickey. >> good morning, john and diana. happy halloween. unfortunately, a rain filled halloween on tap for many of us. an area of low pressure will bring gusting winds and soaking rain. watch out for flooding. that rain will come down heavily at times. strong, gusty winds as this low is strengthening rapidly.
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some spots along the great lakes looking for gusts along 60 miles per hour. trick or treating weather. not going to be ideal to say the least. back on to pittsburgh and into chicago with that heavy rain. also looking for strong to severe thunderstorms from cincinnati south to memphis all the way south to houston but nice for trick or treating in the southeast and southwest. john and diana, back to you. >> thanks. now a video we want to draw to you. >> this model undergoes a dramatic transformation. >> digital enhancement for her eyes and other body parts. she's slipped down. you see the before and after pictures, the change is complete and total. the video's producers want adebayor makers to reveal when they air brush their models. she is a completely different person. >> it's enlightening to see that.
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now you know when you look at these magazines, the perfection is, in fact, not perfect. >> computeser made. >> that's amazing. everything about her fake. her arms are longer and thinner. her legs are longer and thinner. they gave her a different body shape. they changed her face, gave her eyes. >> there's hope for us. >> we could be models. >> what you're seeing here is the air brushed version of us. and photo shopped. i'm actually a man. coming up, the singing and dancing going on in boston. >> it has nothing to do with halloween. it's the red sox world series celebration. we are taking you there in a moment. >> later, with gearing up expert advice on throwing a memorable halloween celebration. you're watching "world news now" ♪ and suddenly to my surprise, he did the mash ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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♪ ♪ ♪ party time in boston this morning. whoa. little too much fun there. the red sox have won the world series. it happened in boston for the first time in 95 years. >> boston has been rocking out since the game ended just around 11:30 last night. here's a look at the coverage from our boston affiliate wcbb. >> reporter: the red sox clubhouse, the genuine hugs inside the red sox clubhouse. the champaign is spread. jarrod saltalamacchia, they've gotten smart in time. they use the shades and the
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goggles. joan jonny gomes has brought in a helmet. there's jon lester, no protection. jonny gomes is in the middle. there he is. ready to come around third base. he has a red sox flag in his hand. he's got the helmet. he's got the combat helmet that he's had on his head that he's been wearing so familiar mousily. let's go to the trophy presentation as you can see. >> there you have it. you see the trophy presentation. john henry and tomorrow warner and larry luccino holding on so tightly to that trophy they worked for. what a fight it was. what an incredible celebration that is taking place in the city tonight. i do want to tell you, we've gotten some word from police, there have been seven arrests outside of fenway park. there are some unruly fans. >> can't imagine how gratifying this is.
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>> yeah, it is. it hasn't sunk in. it's still a surreal moment. it's great to be able to share this with the coaches and players that came to work every single day. and more than anything, to do it here in fen be way, to give these fans something to share into and be able to take this out of there is a strong, lasting memory. a special night. >> first year in here, you win it all. it's amazing. big, i guess? >> well, ben did a great job with the roster and brought in a lot of good players. >> more than anything, mike, players have bought into a team concept. this is a group that continues to get more close knit the further we went into the season. >> pretty amazing time for boston. >> congratulations to them. i've been poo-pooing about this. they won eight. it's historic. seriously, congratulations. this is the year for them to win it after the boston marathon. >> you're so right. i didn't think of that. yes, they totally deserve it this year. >> boston strong. congratulations to them.
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the party is likely to be -- the parade -- >> did you see they're all wearing the goggles now so they don't get the things in their -- >> yeah, they're ready for it. >> halloween for grownups coming up. >> announcer:
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halloween is more than a time to dress up and collect candy. it is an opportunity to spend quality time together as a family and a chance for the little ones to express their creative side. joining us with ideas for halloween fun is lori shack. we will start with fun for little ones. >> they want to get in the little people we have these great play sets. we have our pumpkin party and trick or treat surprise. all kinds of pop-ups and spooky sounds. >> we don't quite understand what halloween is all about. this is a great introduction. >> it's great all year long.
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>> what happened to our fairy tale classic princess. >> once upon a zombie. this is by wowie. they happen to be gorgeous. classic princesses, snow white, cinderella. they're zombies but they are -- >> zombiefied. >> they're gorgeous. >> they come with their stand. brush with their hair because they have great hair. >> great stuff. >> jack skellington is the pumpkin king from nate mayor before christmas. you put it on. it's a video game. he's throwing jack owe lanterns. great piece to collect. >> that's for anyone. >> it is. >> that's great. >> what am i doing here? >> this so happens to be my favorite. tell us about it. >> this is animal masquerade pumpkin faces. now we can put away the knife and we have stick-ones.
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they're making cool pumpkins. they're spookifying them. you can use this on frames, on anything you can think of. really fun. really easy. >> all the way to the end. >> all the way to the end, there's nothing like decorating cupcakes. we have fun halloween candy. it is certainly a way to keep everybody busy. look at the gorgeous cupcakes that they're making. >> this is for kids of all ages? >> all ages. even the little ones can get into it with whatever you want to put on the pumpkin. >> eating it, of course. >> of course. all of our helpe erers here hav been very helpful. show everybody the cupcakes that you have been working on. let's see what your creation looks like. >> i love them. >> very nice. >> i think we'll be eating them. >> good idea. >> once again, thank you. always a pleasure to have you. we'll be right back.
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♪ ♪ ♪ selfies. selfies everywhere. anyone think they might be ban from the internet or at least that duck face should go? >> i think so. how can you make the picks that you post online just a little more unique? here's abc's john with tips. >> reporter: new york city's times square. there's this, this, this, and this. as many as there are us taking pictures of it. we are a photographer nation now thanks to a newly formed 21st century limb, the camera phone. take a look. in 1930 the world was taking a billion photographs a year.
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that's a lot. in 1960 that tripled to 3 billion a year. in 1990, 57 billion. right now, 850 billion. while there may be too many pictures of what folks had for lunch or too many sun sets or shoestagrams, there are more stunning pictures being taken. glimpses into what we see. joe brown at "wired" knows how best to capture that moment. >> people are getting better, which is nice. my facebook feed doesn't look so terrible. >> reporter: the most common mistake? >> using the flash. if you want to make them look like a vampire, shine a bright light. >> reporter: freeze some beauties. capture what used to be gone in an instant but now lingers alive in photographer nation. and the 4.4 trillion photographs
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that now exist to tell your story. abc news, new york. good tips there. it wasn't a selfie. it is halloween. if you want to see a picture of us, we do dress up. go to our website and check it out. >> wnnfans.com. here's a couple of our fans. what are those things? anybody know? >> pacman. >> pacman. thank you, will. >> attention on the mics here. >> what do you think that is? >> no. >> ghost busters maybe? "breaking bad," of course. >> classic. >> okay. they're on a roller coaster. i get it. totally get it. >> minions. minions rule. amanda. check out our pictures.
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this morning on "world news now." >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. historic win. game 6 of the world series was an easy championship victory for the boston red sox. we'll take you to fenway park for all the celebration. >> so sorry. the secretary of health and human services taking the fall for the obama care website glitches. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> will kathleen sebelius keep her job after promising a big fix? and halloween safety right in your smartphone? the new app that helps you steer clear of trouble while trick or treating tonight. >> i assume it's a pretty safe area with a younger child, i'm always with him, but you never know where you're going.
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>> you never know where real life trouble lurks on a night full of real life surprises. it's thursday, october 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is world news now with john muller and diana perez. happy halloween! good morning, everybody. just so you know, later on this half hour we're going to put on our costumes. >> join be us for some fun, some prizes from today and over the years as well. there you go. get spooked. all coming up later this half hour. all morning long, we have slightly different hair styles this morning. rocking curls. >> yeah, nice do. >> so we've got a few hints for you that we want you to take a look at. see if you can't figure out what we are. here's another one of mine. >> here's another one, too. >> can you figure it out? >> show them this. >> yes. >> my fish net. it's fake, by the way, everybody. >> exactly.
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lady with the baby over here with a cigarette and a drink. >> and there's nothing in here. >> call child services. >> all right. let's get started. >> let's get started. we'll start with the new world champions, the boston red sox. "the boston globe" saying it's clearly right now, quote, champions again. >> the sox beat the cardinals last night wrapping up their third series victory in three years. ten years. big papi, david ortiz, wore a black helmet on the field to celebrate. he was the series mvp. >> rob nelson in boston. very happy place right now. good morning, rob. >> good morning, diana and rob. this may be the happiest halloween boston has seen in a long time. they won the tight until 2007. this is the first time they've won it at home in fenway since 1918. this party has been brewing all night. right now it is definitely getting into full force ♪ let's go red sox >> this has been such a close series but tonight was a delight of a jam packed fenway treated to a night of sports history nearly a century in the making.
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the sox dominated all night long. the biggest moment of the game came in the third inning when shane victorino hit a double bringing in three runs. boston never looked back after that cruising to a 6-1 victory that has electrified a city that has shown again and again how much they love their team. >> ballpark tonight had an atmosphere like you couldn't believe. it's the greatest place on earth. greatest place on earth! >> yeah! >> but of course this huge celebration coming about six months after that horrific bombing during the marathon. the healing in boston is far from over, but tonight as we've seen so many times since april, boston strong is very, very real. >> yeah! red sox. >> and if you want some more proof about just how much boston loves its sports teams, consider this. one guy in fenway tonight spent $12,000 each for two tickets. so considering the party behind me, consider his bar tab right about now.
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john, diana, back to you. >> wow. >> what a party that must be. >> shots all around. >> the assignment to be on, rob nelson. i'm sure he's having a good time. $24,000 to see a baseball game? >> that's crazy. >> clearly out of my budget. fenway park is just such a classic, amazing place to watch a ball game, period. to see a team like the red sox clinch in fenway park, that's just terrific. >> maybe because i'm a new yorker. they've won three times in the last ten years. >> that's enough. let's not forget that. it's whole, it's historic, first time at fenway. yeah, you still have your wins. come on. party like it's 1982. >> it's over and dead and buried. >> now we have to get out to chicago and get -- >> credit where credit is due. >> god bless chicago. from the red sox to the redskins and the controversy over the washington pro football team's name. they met with nfl executives and
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the oneida tribe. they want to force snyder to change the team name. he said he will never do. they want the league to sanction the team. they claim that the name is detrimental to the nfl's image. the starting goalie for the colorado avalanche will be in court this morning. 25-year-old volamal surrendering last night. he's charged with kidnapping and third degree assault. police stay this case involves someone who he had an intimate relationship with. well, the head of the nsa is strongly denying reports that his agency broke into the databases of yahoo and google. they said such reports were factually incorrect and it would be illegal for the nsa to break into company's databases. the nsa is also knocking down an italian report that it spied on cardinals at the vatican as they prepared to pick a new pope. the justice department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled the background check of nsa leaker edward snowden. the government says united
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states investigation services failed to perform quality control reviews on background investigations. federal health experts say that we are not doing enough to protect teenage athletes from concussions. new report from the institute of medicine showing many of those head injuries are going unreported and it blames parents, coaches, and teens themselves for ignoring the warning signs. the institute is calling for a national system to track sports-related concussions. the feds are trying to reassure people who access the new troubled obama care website that their private information is secure. health and human services woman says security tests are being conducted on an ongoing basis to protect the public. >> that came up as part of an intense public hearing on capitol hill. karen travers is here. >> reporter: good morning. secretary sebelius was on the hot seat yesterday. it was a 3 1/2 hour hearing that grew contentious as lawmakers demanded answers for healthcare.gov. at times secretary sebelius could not hide her frustration.
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ultimately she said to fix all of this is her responsibility. in boston president obama said again he's not happy about the problems at healthcare.gov. >> i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> reporter: and health and human services secretary fell on her sword. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: since healthcare.gov launched on october 1st, it's been plagued by major problems. even as she was testifying it was showing this error message. >> we're working day and night and will continue until it's fixed. >> reporter: right out of the gate sebelius testified but republican lawmakers wanted more. >> while i think it's great you're a team player and you're taking responsibility, it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. yes, he is the president. he is responsible. >> reporter: lawmakers also
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zeroed in on this often repeated mantra from president obama. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: turns out that's not true. 15 million americans may lose the cheap but limited coverage plans they currently have because the insurance companies that offered them are now required by law to include more care options. president obama walked back that earlier pledge and said a change in coverage will be a good thing. >> if you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. that's what it's for. you're going to get a better deal. >> reporter: health care experts at abc news spoke to agree. they say people will be able to find plans that are just as cheap or even cheaper with better coverage but, john and diana, that won't happen until healthcare.gov is fully functioning. all right, karen. thank you. yes, being at the white house is pretty spooky thee days these days. some of it has to do with halloween. overnight the people's house was bathed in lights and
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decorated with spider webs and pumpkins. white house staff got creative. they were government workers. >> that was a great looking decoration. earlier elmo and raceda joined the first lady in their garden. they joined elementary school students in harvesting the vegetables. this evening local kids and children of military families will be able to trick or treat at the white house. >> pretty good. last year they couldn't because of sandy because it was canceled. wow. that must be a great experience. no doubt. coming up, we can't wait to put on our costumes and start our halloween fun. stay tuned for the surprises. avoiding unexpected surprises. it steers your family away from real life trouble. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. you are watching "world news now">> announcer: world knew now weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ." >> announcer: world knew now weather brought to you by
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♪ ♪ ♪ got to love it. a few viewers and their pets in their hollywood best. thanks for sending in those pictures. >> absolutely wonderful. most kids will be getting dressed up for trick or treating. as always, safety is key.
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>> there's an app for that that parents need to know about to see which houses you might want to avoid. more now from brianna long from our station in southeastern minnesota. >> reporter: 4-year-old akahl is planning on being a ninja for halloween. higgs mom christina is taking him trick or treating. >> we usually go up and down the neighborhood. pretty good area to go trick or treating. >> reporter: when we checked into her neighborhood on the sex offender app, we found cases of drugs, assault within a few blocks of her house. >> with a younger child, i'm always with him. you never know where you're going, especially if you're going door to door. >> reporter: the app gives you options to add people to your circle like friends, family, neighbors. if something goes wrong you can send them a panic alert and call 911. >> put it in there. >> reporter: all things that are reassuring to christina. >> if it's an app, everyone has a phone, it's available for everyone to use. you can find out how safe it is or not so safe that you may think.
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>> reporter: just on this street that i checked into, 16th street east, i found out harassment, assault, i also found a sex offender who lives down the road. reporting in rochester, brianna long, abc news. >> i wouldn't even think to look into something like that. in this day and age, it's a good thing to have. >> it's the time of year. my child is very small. i'll be with him all the time. alexis is 10 now. she goes into her teenage years, she's going to say, no more, dad. you want to know where these people live. >> it's a good thing to know year round, not just halloween. right? >> downloading it now. the halloween fun is not even close to coming up. up next, we'll unveil our costumes. >> you'll have to wait to see what they are. >> in our next half hour, america's obsession with the undead. how the horror classic cult dead is rising. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ ♪ your own imagination. >> no. you were there all along. >> can you guess who we are? happy halloween, everybody. >> we got you this, big guy. >> do you like this place? i like this place. >> thank you for inviting me, eleanor. >> can you dance the charleston, ella nor? >> i can. i can dance the charleston. how about that? >> beautiful. >> i've got to say.
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>> i've got this girl named daisy. if you see her come around, make yourself scarce. okay? roaring '20s, you can drink and smoke and be pregnant. >> it's almost uncanny clearly you were a child of the '20s. take a look at that. you want to talk uncanny. how about that? leo, john? both you, gatsbys. nice. thank you, sweetheart. >> who are you, eleanor? >> eleanor. >> i like eleanor better with baby. she's a little sexier if i'm allowed to say such a thing. gorgeous. absolutely gorgeous. like the ghost of christmas past, we wanted to take a look at the halloweens of "world news" past. >> here is our friends in all of their costume glory. >> it's halloween and we are pleased to have your company. one of the scariest things you
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may ever have to face ♪ i was working in the lab late one night ♪ >> what do you do with this? >> this is what i have to put up with. >> well, let's see the moustache. >> it took me forever to grow that. ♪ ♪ >> oh, and adam sandler -- >> you think i'm a witch every day. i know. >> happy halloween. >> what other profession do you think do you dress up and, you know, dumb costumes and act like kids? >> television. >> happy halloween. >> i'm billy preston. who are you? >> i'm mini mouse. >> i'm sucking up to the big man. >> that doesn't sound right. >> i am tim jonas. i don't know if i've hit puberty yet. this is my brother kevin and this is my brother nick. now we have another special halloween guest. come on out. >> i know a lot of people have it rough.
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me and freddie, we had a really rough year. lots of houses. lots of money. i'm fannie mae. >> okay. look, a lot of fans? >> i have about 20,000. >> you have a man, that's what i'm talking about, sweetheart. do you want a man? are you looking for a man? >> not at this time. >> look at this situation. come on, girl. don't leave me here. >> showers across seattle. spokane >> spokane? >> apparently he says spokane. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ nice. nice. i think your charleston's got it beat though. >> i think so. our costumes are pretty good, too. >> i wasn't always the great gatsby. this was the shot of me when i was 8 years old in long island, new york.
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we all liked to be hobos once we got into fifth grade. we were too cool to be a real cartoon character. that was my buddy basil. my best friend of all time. i hope he's watching. hi, basil. >> i was always a witch. my mom made me into an indigenous ecuadorian woman. my mom's from ecuador. she put this whole thing together. when i asked her for a picture, this was the only one that she could find interestingly. >> absolutely. >> absolutely adorable. >> in ten in quincy, new york. >> look at this piece of womanhood. >> look at me now. check me out. now i'm eleanor. >> fantastic, eleanor. >> we should have a few more martinis before the show is over. too bad. we know that you are rocking some costumes as well. we'd like to see what they are. e-mail us pictures of your kids, your dogs, your cats. we will share the rest of them with our viewers. >> attach the pic and send it over in an e-mail at wnnfans.com. we are looking forward to see
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all of them. we will be right back. >> cheers. happy halloween. we will be right back. >> cheers. happy halloween.
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welcome to the mix, everybody. >> you look marvelous, eleanor. >> thank you. so do you, mr. gatsby. i like your suit. >> why, thank you. let's get started. it's mix time, everybody. we have some fun stuff to show you including a dad who calls himself spam dad of war. this is on read it. he puts them in a crazy pose like they're flying. he has three little ones. here they are in superman. the next one is "star wars." you haven't seen the little one just yet. the baby is coming. harry potter is up next. this is the greatest one. see the big sis is holding the baby? carrying the pumpkins around.
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the very last one is "peter pan." he says his is a camera on a try pot, a leave blower, he holds the kid up and he photo shops himself out of the whole thing. it looks great. good job spam dad of war. you know "the grinch that stole christmas?" listen to this one. getting a little envelope, put it in your bag, you get home and read it and it says you're overweight. this is exactly what might be happening today in fargo, north dakota. a woman called into a radio station there, y 94 and says she doesn't plan to give out cappnd. if they come to her door she'll
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give them a sealed letter saying they're obese. >> how about you don't answer the door at all. >> i just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. i think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just cause all of the other kids are doing it. >> i agree with the idea we should all be healthy. it's a holiday and don't make them feel bad. >> if you live in her neighborhood, egg and toilet paper her house, we give you permission. this is a guy who's an artist and blogger for the "detroit free press." these are creations of different kinds of monsters throughout the times. he does this by rearranging unwrapped candy. there's frankenstein. take a look at freddie kruger. >> candy wrappers? >> candy wrappers. we have jason, bride of frankenstein, dracula. >> look at that. that's pretty great.
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hey, yo, check out this chef, right? right? that's so gay. that's really gay. dude, look at those pants. please don't say that. what? don't say that something is gay when you mean that something is dumb or stupid. it's insulting. it's like if i thought this pepper shaker was stupid, and i said, "man, this pepper shaker is so 16-year-old boy with a cheesy mustache." just saying.
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this morning on "world news now," red sox win. the world series champs. celebrating right now in the streets and how boston trounced st. louis for the victory. extreme halloween. mother nature interferes with trick or treat plans with a powerful storm system. the dangerous storms. school scandal. the students from middle and high school who may face pornography charges. their x rated selfies. >> kanye west, who >> that's coming up on "the skinny" in washington on thursday, october 31. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with
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john muller and diana perez. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> nicely done. we are flanked by james. he is the green lantern. >> who knew you had such abs, jake. >> sweet. and amanda, you are a super smurfette. >> happy halloween! we're having a little fun. >> jason and amanda. there you have it. >> the most we did for halloween is i wore orange and you got your hair slicked back. >> i got my hair slicked back. we have some surprises in store. the party continues. >> absolutely. let's get started now. eight time world series champions the boston red sox. they got going against the cardinals thanks to a three-run double by shane victorino. >> the sox tacking on three more runs. that was more than enough. the victory sends thousands of fans into the streets. john farrell gives his players
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all the credit and his fans some as well. >> in return they gave these guys an incredible amount of energy to thrive on in this ballpark. i'm sure that everybody in our uniform, whether they are here going forward or they are elsewhere, they'll look back on the events that took place and the way things unfolded as a special year. there's no way we can say it any other way. >> all right. farrell and his team can look forward to celebrating with their fans during the traditional victory parade and rally. if history is any guide, that all will happen on friday. >> it should be fun. now here's the thing, in boston they're so superstitious, they won't talk about the parade beforehand. if you go to a police press conference and you ask the question, you get shunned immediately. i made that mistake. >> no kidding? >> my station sent me there to ask the question. i was the only knit witt who actually asked it even though every reporter there was told to ask it. >> the curse is officially over. the sox have won three championships in the last ten years. now they've won one at fenway.
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there is no more curse. >> this is their eighth world series title. i know this is historic. everybody wants to party like it's 1918. let's get serious. there are teams out there that haven't won a championship in 100 years. >> poor cubs. >> let's ease up on the craziness. this is coming from a new yorker. sorry, guys. >> new yorker telling you to ease up. have fun. you know what, you're nice. >> there you go. moving onto the weather. we have to talk about a fierce line of storms that will make halloween a real fright for millions of people today. it will begin with the morning commute. trick or treating will be moved indoors or even postponed to a day without torrential rain, powerful winds or a threat of tornadoes. abc's weather editor sam champion is tracking this store. >> reporter: early ghouls and goblins got a taste of bad weather as a line of storms roared through the middle of the country. strong winds and flash flooding hitting areas like houston. also in macon county, missouri.
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golf ball size hail pummelled drivers along route 36. the conditions here so bad trucks and cars were forced off the road. halloween weather promises to be more frightening. hail, strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning forecast thursday for 12 states. one to two inches of rain are possible from michigan to kansas with three to five inches of rain on the southern end of the storm. the weather forcing a change of plans in america's hartland. in indianapolis events have been cabs ld, postponed or moved indoors. >> i have six kids. i don't want to drag them out in pouring rain. i've been considering buying candy and that way they'll have candy even if we don't make it out of the house. >> in chicago those we spoke to said the weather won't halt their halloween halting. >> the weather's not going to stop me. it's not going to stop us. we'll go out and have fun. >> reporter: usually this time of year the big storm will have a snowy component. this halloween storm does not. more good news, if you're on the
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east coast or west coast, this particular storm does not affect you, halloween day or even halloween night. sam champion, abc news, new york. okay. with the storm hitting much of the nation we want to know, what are your halloween plans for tonight? log on to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. join the fun and hopefully the weather will be good where you are. now for the rest of your halloween forecast, as same said, strong winds to the northeast. >> 58 in seattle, l.a. at 75. 77 in dallas. atlanta, 75. washington, 72 degrees. there were apologies all around over the problem plagued rollout of the health care website. vice president joe biden is the latest top administrative official who says he's story about the mess. yesterday on capitol hill health and human services secretary apologized to people trying to sign up for health care coverage. kathleen sebelius said she is accountable for the failures.
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>> while i think it's great you're a team player and taking responsibility, it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. yes. he is the president. he is responsible. >> republicans argue the troubled website glitches are proof the government can't manage the troubled health care program. new developments in the white house scandal. the nsa is denying a news report that it spied on cardinals as they gathered to select the pope. earlier roman catholic leaders said they were not worried about those news reports. in london three senior journalists at rupert mourdock's now closed tabloid newspaper "news of the world" have pleaded guilty to phone hacking. that doesn't help the eight former staffers who went on trial. among those pleading not guilty are rebekah brooks and andy coulson. he went on to become david cameron's spokesperson.
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>> a robbery at a gas station near orlando could have turned deadly. a cell phone saved the day. the suspect seen here grabbing cash from the register then fired a shot before making his get away. the clerk was hit in the abdomen. he didn't even realize it at first. that's because the cell phone blocked the bullet. the phone didn't fair so well. check it out. the clerk, he's just fine. amazing. police officer in milwaukee also lucky after a dramatic high speed chase. his dash cam rolling there when the suspect he was pursuing lost control of his car. the car went airborne. smashed right into the officer's windshield. the officer was injured but he did survive. the suspect was drunk driving and going more than 100 miles per hour. >> scary pictures. cirque du soleil and a las vegas casino are facing charges for the death of a performer. the osha finding could pave the way for civil lawsuits in connection with that accident. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: more than 100
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million spectators have seen the cirque du soleil. in june they watched in horror as an experienced acrobat tragically plunged to her death. today's nevada's occupational and safety health administration ordered the cirque du soleil and the mgm grand hotel to pay more than $30,000 in fines because the agency concluded they did not provide proper training and exposed employees to hazards. according to osha's investigation the wire rope hoisting her up was severed due to the rapid ascent of the performer after popping out of a pulley. she fell nearly 100 feet to the floor. even for experienced performers these high flying stunts can be dangerous. the performer in spider-man was badly injured after he plunged from a broadway stage. both cirque du soleil and the mgm grand say they will appeal the osha decision. both companies say safety has always been a top priority. david wright, abc news, las
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angeles. san diego police investigating a sexting scandal in schools. police say female students sent nude pictures of themselves. police say possessing and distributing these types of images is considered child porn. considered child important. >> the individuals took pictures of themselves in very compromising positions exposing various parts of their body, very unflattering. >> i think i need to sit down and talk to my kids and make sure they understand what's going on and that it's pretty serious stuff. it could wreak havoc on their lives. >> police say some of the girls were as young as 13. many didn't know their photos had made rounds. >> that's the kind of story that you think what? >> incredibly stupid. they need to have some big time slap on the wrist but give me a break. their intentions were not to possess and distribute child porn. somewhere in here common sense has to prevail. >> absolutely.
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i agree with that. moving on to this. facebook stock will get a whole lot of attention today following its latest strong earnings report. a surprising comment for investors. the company says it had nearly 1.2 billion users at the end of september and that its mobile advertising remains strong. during a conference call one executive said facebook saw a decrease in daily use among teens, and that sent facebook stock into a tail spin during after hours trading. "holland has talent" didn't expect much from a 9-year-old girl and her opera show. >> then she stepped up to the mic, opened her mouth and started singing. ♪ ♪ >> what? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> wow. even more amazing. she learned to sing by watching youtube videos. when you've got it, you've got it they say. >> by the way, she told the judges my brother plays a violin and i wanted to do something.
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so i thought, i'm going to sing. i heard opera songs that i thought were beautiful and started singing. what? >> making the hair on the back of my head stand up it sounds so good. >> look at her. i'm going to give this a try because it sounds cool. her name is amira wiwillighagan. >> coming up, what an amazing record set by katy perry blazing her trail in the recording industry. and america's fascination with zombies and the movies not only on halloween but year round. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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an amazing story now from upstate new york where a bus driver stopped his route to save the life of a woman. it is our favorite story of the day. >> it's an awesome story. the driver jumps into action and this morning he is being called a hero and he is. abc's lindsay davis has the story. >> reporter: call it a real life instance of what would you do? watch as new surveillance video captures the moment darnell barton spots the woman standing on a narrow ledge on the other side of the guardrail, apparently contemplating jumping on to a local expressway below. this man walks right by. this biker keeps on peddling, but barton pulls over and stops the bus. >> are you all right?
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>> the woman turns to look at him but doesn't respond. that's when he goes to her. >> there's nothing that serious. you know, where she was was a dangerous place. >> reporter: barton literally talks her off the ledge putting his arm around her, helping her climb back over the guardrail. then he sits down with her and just talks. >> i gave her some encouraging words. i grew up in the church so, you know, i kind of in the background heard my momma's voice. >> whether he gets back on the bus the passengers, mostly high school students, give him a round of applause. >> the bible says be ready. you have to be ready. if you have time to do anything, you have time to do the right thing. >> reporter: his co-workers call him big country but across this big country it's his big heart we'll all remember. lindsay davis, abc news, new york. that guy is awesome. >> he is. >> simple. >> no two ways about it.
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you saw everybody else walking by. >> and he's driving a bus and he stops. >> right. a bus full of people in it so they had places to go and he stops because he saw -- >> could have gotten her on the back side. come on babe, bless your heart. fly right. he sits down with her. >> he sat down. he truly saved her life. i think it's clear to say she was on the verge of doing something that she -- obviously everybody was going to regret and he stepped in right in the nick of time. >> love it. >> very cool guy. coming up, who do you think is more influential, certain members of the kardashian clan or michelle and barack obama. >> and katy perry's next reason to roar coming up in the skinny.
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♪ the skinny ♪ so skinny skinny time. >> halloween edition. >> halloween edition. yeah. i think we're going to have a few surprises. you enjoy th ♪ the skinny ♪ so skinny skinny time. >> halloween edition. >> halloween edition. yeah. i think we're going to have a few surprises. you enjoy the surprises. kanye west may have topped himself this time. he's mentioned himself in the same breath, michael jordan, jesus christ. now talking to ryan seacrest, kanye west says he is as influential maybe along with kim as the president and michelle obama. he says, no one is looking at what obama is wearing. michelle obama can't instagram a pic like my girlfriend can. you might have a point on that one. check that out.
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back to kanye west. >> what is she wearing? >> doesn't matter. i like it. people get really hung up on the way i word things, but i'm the best. that's the bottom line. >> i can't. i can't. i cannot deal with him. i am starting to not -- i was almost able to deal with her because she was just, you know, a sex babe and she became famous, but now i can't deal with her either. >> i'm trying to tell you, this next story. this great stuff. katy perry has topped herself. debuted at number one. her album "prism" topping the billboard 200 chart. she set a record for the largest sales week of 2013 for female artist in the u.s. selling 286,000 units in a week. congratulations to her. it is her "prism" album which is the song you're listening to which is "roar". she topped miley cyrus, by the way. >> did she? and she kept on clothes. are you having fun back there? you're looking good. >> the jonas brothers explained their breakup to robin roberts
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on "gma." here's what they have to say. >> now we've all come to a place after a lot of time thinking about it and talking about it together where we feel like we're best suited to do our own individual things, all things we're passionate about, and choose to be brothers first. >> that's good advice there. i see three solo albums and i see the reunion tour. don't you? i'm making that up. they didn't say that. they had a good run. we wish them luck. >> carrie washington is pregnant. the abc's hit series "scandal." she married her husband in a secret wedding. his name, nnamdi asomugha. he is a san francisco 49er cornerback. now they're pregnant. it was a secret wedding. it won't be a secret belly bump. you can't keep that secret. >> happy halloween, everybody. who do we have here? >> amanda, will, jake. happy halloween. >> he's a minion. will hasn't said a word all night. he's in true character.
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>> that might qualify for a picture. >> the green lantern and we -- picture. >> the green lantern and we --
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ all right. songs like michael jackson's "thriller" all kinds of good ones that make the undead cool again. >> now the tv show "the walking dead" is creating an appetite for zombies. here's chris connolly. >> reporter: the idea to imagine what life would be like with a zombie apocalypse. >> christ promised resurrection of the dead. i just thought he had something a little different in mind. it's what millions of viewers want to see. since halloween 2010 amc's "the walking dead" has been fleshing out that scenario and it's been eating its cable competition alive.
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>> it's a show that you watch leaning forward. people are flocking to this show because there's nothing quite like it. >> centered on a colony of survivors desperate to defend themselves against the zombies, or walkers who are ready to prey upon them, it was released on tuesday for a fifth season. the decision, a no brainer. season 4's premiere was the highest rated telecast of a drama in basic cable history. this past weekend it beat "sunday night football." >> you have to have numbers. >> at a time when ratings are going down across the board, this is a show that attracts something like 16 million people on the night that it airs. you factor in the dvr numbers over a couple of days, you're up to 20 million. >> once relegated to b movie fare, "zombies got an unconventional reboot in the 1980s with michael jackson in the "thriller" video. it's the 21st century that is seeing our appetite kick in in
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call of duty black ops and world war z. >> i'm getting out of here. >> there is this ruthlessness to them and there is a lack of humanity to what used to be human. >> the success of "the walking dead" proves sometimes you're better undead than alive. chris conley, abc news. >> not my cup of tea. i'm not trendy. >> i'll stick with "modern family." we want to end this hour of your little monsters. >> we have some great pictures to share right now. take a look. >> devilled egg. i get it. i get it. angry bird and some blue guy. >> adorable. >> chain saw massacre guy dressed as abe lincoln. >> very good. >> superman. super dogs. >> cute. ♪ it's just me and my mummy, my mummy and me ♪
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making news in america this morning -- boston strong. they are celebrating in beantown following a historic win. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. >> new video of the locker room celebration. the fans partying in the streets. and as the celebration at fenway carried on, fans flocked to the scene where tragedy struck their city. how they paid tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing. breaking news. water rescues and evacuations overnight, as heavy rain forces people to flee to higher ground. new video just in. and wild wreck. a police chase with a car driving the wrong way comes to a dramatic end.

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