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it's a nerve-racking ordeal for parents of 700 children potentially exposed to tuberculosis over the last year. >> they are awaiting tests to find out if a nurse in el paso who had tb spread the illness to others. >> reporter: sebastian martinez is a month shy of his first birthday. he was born at providence
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hospital in el paso, texas, last october where his parents just found out he may have been exposed to tuberculosis. >> he was minutes old and wasn't able to protect him is secure i. >> reporter: parents of more than 700 babies rushing them for chest x-rays and skin tests after earning a hospital employee tested positive for the contagious disease. >> a female nurse in the nursery. >> reporter: some parents wondering why so much time passed before the hospital sent out letters notifying them of the risk. >> i'm not so happy of the fact it's been over a year and it's now being brought to the attention. >> reporter: hospital administrators say the employee, now on leave, tested positive for active t.b. last month during a routine annual screening. >> one cannot say that 100% of all employees at any hospital will be free of any communicable disease because that is not possible. but we do the best in terms of recommendations. >> reporter: tuberculosis mostly
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affects the lungs but can spread to the brain, kidneys. the hacking cough spread through coughs and sneezes. airborne bacteria spread through coughs and sneezes. t.b. is highly infectious, and infants are at serious risk. their immune systems still developing. more than 40 hospital employees may have been exposed to t.b. the symptoms can remain dormant for month, even years. reena, dan? >> carolyn costello with that. coming up, one doctor's new weight loss promise as americans are always on the lookout for that magic bullet. he said it's not about the food. it's about something else in your stomach that could be the secret to losing weight. the question, does it work? >> i'd like to know. speaking of food, one chef says he's fed up with diners making special dietary demands. his angry message for those demanding organic and gluten-free food. that's in our next half hour. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. demanding organic and gluten-free food. that's in our next half hour.
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♪ ♪ who is that? >> i don't know. >> sounds like an abba rip-off. we'll have to identify the singer in that one. anyway, eating healthy food, cutting your portions, increasing your exercise for years has been the secret to success for losing weight. >> now a weight loss doctor says it's all about what's in your stomach that helps you drop the pounds. his 21-day program getting a lot of attention, but does it work? abc's mara schiavocampo investigates. >> reporter: it's the diet plan promising a slimmer waist. but it doesn't involve tiny portions or grueling workouts. this fix is all about focusing on the bacteria in your belly. >> the gut or belly is really
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the command center for just about everything else that's happens in the body. >> reporter: dr. tas wrote "the 21-day belly fix" and says digestive health influences everything else in the body, including weight loss. >> if you don't have the right bacteria, if you have the wrong mix or wrong population living in your belly, then it affects your metabolic weight and leads to weight gain. >> reporter: her plan, four phases offer three weeks that she says will help you increase metabolism, reduce bloat, shed inches and lose up to 12 pounds in 21 days. phase one -- detoxification. on the menu, apple cider vinegar and green tea to aid digestion. brown rice cakes spread with olive and coconut oils to stabilize the gut and green juice and protein drinks for energy. then more foods are gradually added back in the last three phases.
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rest, rebuilding and finally an educational phase. >> nothing else i tried was getting me any progress. >> reporter: ali says she just couldn't shake those last ten pounds. until she tried the 21-day belly fix. >> there's this whole plan, you realized how your body reacts to certain things. what to stay away from and what i'm okay with. >> reporter: not everyone is convinced. >> do we know enough about what's happening in the gut to make definitive statements about how it could influence weight loss or other systems? >> i don't think we can. it's a lot of research that's very interesting but we don't yet know the direction it's going to take. >> for dr. tas, the secret to slim is all about trusting your gut. >> you have to fix your belly to find your health. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> you say it seems complicated? >> i do. but the book goes on sale for $11 on amazon today.
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maybe it's more understandable. i don't know. i'd like to read more. >> we'll have to wait and see.
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call the number on your screen now. welcome back. now it's time for "the mix." i want you to meet this pomeranian who has been told you can't eat fruit. just can't. but he's desperately trying to sneak a peek at his owner eating fruit. but fails miserably. look at it. back and forth. i'm going to get a peek. no. >> is he trained or just -- >> he can't eat fruit but desperately wants to see his owner eat it. but every time he tries to put it in his mouth. >> that is great stuff. that's very funny. >> watermelon has that impact on animals, i'm sure. at this hour, if the boyfriend pillow isn't working out but you're still in the need of human interaction but don't
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want that much, there's an app called the cuddlr, much like tinder, where you can make connections online with total strangers. the cuddlr is out there for those that want a nice warm, platonic embrace. you go online and make a cuddle request from those in your area, geographically nearby cuddle location. >> what if that cuddler wants more? >> then you switch over to a different app. upgrade to the premium version. >> this guy in chicago built this whole thing because he was feeling lonely. so there it is. and you can see the results there. totally platonic. >> i don't know, dan. new york city. are you kidding? >> i don't even like making eye contact with people. i don't think this is going to be for me.
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>> do you like batman? >> who doesn't love batman? >> in calgary in canada, one company set a world record for superman -- sorry batman gathering. look at all these people. these employees. 542 people. it's called from suit to superheroes. part of a united way campaign to help fight poverty and help kids thrive and build strong communities. they took off their suits and put on a batman suit. >> obviously that's now guinness world record holders. >> they set a record in 2011 for dressing up as superman. >> very ambitious. >> and the one lone robin out there. obviously when you are taking trips with the kids it can be difficult to keep them entertained. parents like to often sing along in the car with them. here are the most popular songs. "let it go" from "frozen." "happy" by pharrell. "wheels on the bus" and "roar" by katy perry. because a musical psychologist realized all those songs use a
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this morning on "world news now" -- breaking n this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. the u.s. launching air strikes this morning targeting isis in syria. president obama authorizing missile strikes alongside arab allies as hundreds of thousands of refugees flee into turkey. new evidence in the search for missing college student hannah graham. police collecting evidence from the apartment of the last person seen with her. with ten days passed, could this be the big break? what's hidden in your appliance warranty agreement might surprise you and cost you should you spend extra for a long-term plan. later in "the skinny," relationship reality in the kardashian family. kris and bruce jenner are making a very difficult decision. it's tuesday, september 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> from isis to the kardashians,
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a lot to get to. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. it's been so much breaking news this evening on so many fronts. largely the situation in syria with the president obama still making good on his promise to step up the fight against isis targets in syria. targeting infrastructure supply areas, command and control, just about anything that would disrupt the group's ability to carry out attacks. >> the u.s. is leading a group of allies in the attack. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: this is the biggest wave of air strikes we've seen in a single day since the u.s. began attacking isis in early august. and we did not do it alone. five arab nations joining in the strikes which pounded some 20 targets in the area of raqqa.
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that is an isis stronghold and believed to be the area where those americans and the british hostage were executed. the air strikes carried out by u.s. stealth bombers and stealth fighters and tom haas missiles launched from the city. the raptor and the stealth fighter used for the first time in combat. the targets, isis safe havens, command and control and logistics centers. twitter lit up with reports of l huge explosions around raqqa. the other arab nations all taking place largely sunni including jordan, saudi arabia, bahrain, qatar and the united arab emirates. the kind of coalition the u.s. has been trying to build to go after isis. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the fight against isis in syria will be persistent and sustainable, which means this will likely continue for months on end.
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martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> months on end. >> and from this coalition built on this, the u.s. is the only non-arab country that has so far committed to this kind of effort. other countries have said they'd potentially join along on this but for the large part it's that coalition of arab countries and the u.s. >> we should also note from what we've heard from u.s. officials there is no specific threat targeting a plot targeting the u.s. we know of from isis. however, 65% of americans support going after isis in syria with more sustained air strikes. they are behind this idea of getting them there in the middle east. you just never know. you worry about the lone wolf, how much of a recruiting target this could be. >> fresh an the minds are the beheading videos and more videos of this military camp coming out from isis showing exactly how they train. it's a very serious, very dangerous threat that obviously is being confronted. >> president obama said we're going there to end these wars.
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you try to get out and always get pulled back into the middle east. seems very impossible to contain. abc news will be following this story throughout the day. >> a little bit later this morning we'll have continuing coverage on "america this morning" and on "good morning america." meantime, the chinese are wrapping up an historic visit to iran after docking one of its destroyers in the country for the first time. the two navies are share expertise and staging a joint drill. both nations are taking part in an international mission aimed at combating piracy. the move is seen as iran's efforts to work with foreign countries near the strategic strait of hormuz. back in washington, the secret service is being called to the carpet after an intruder hopped the fence and ran into the white house. >> this morning they have more to answer for after court documents revealed they'd tangled with him before.
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karen travers has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: good morning. i covered the white house for six years and fence jumpers were not an uncommon thing. the one that happened last friday night is turning out to be quite serious. omar gonzalez scaled the white house fence, sprinted the length of a football field and made his way all the way inside the front door. prosecutors said gonzalez is a danger toy the president. they say the 42-year-old homeless iraq veteran parked his car several blocks from the white house. inside, 800 rounds of ammunition, a hatchet and machete. prosecutors said he was stopped but not arrested in august, walking near the white house with a hatchet. police searched his car but found no ammunition. gonzalez was arrested in virginia in july and charged with possessing a sawed off shotgun and eluding police. at that time 11 different guns were found in his vehicle. perhaps most troubling, virginia state police say that gonzalez also had a map of washington, d.c., with a line drawn to the
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white house. they say they alerted the atf and secret service. friday night's security breach at the white house came just moments after the president and his daughters departed on marine one. mr. obama was asked about it in the oval office. but the incident raises many questions. why weren't trained dogs used to stop gonzalez? why wasn't he tackled, and why was the front door unlocked? law enforcement sources say the secret service agents that night had to make a life or death decision within seconds and chose not to use lethal force. the secret service is now going to conduct a thorough investigation into the security breach and the response. dan, reena? >> karen, thank you. in new york, a sharper climate change protest. more than 1,000 people blocked parts of the financial district yesterday. at one point clashing with police barricades. it aimed to call attention to
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corporate and economic institutions in the climate change crisis. over 100 people were arrested, including one person wearing a white polar bear suit. the search for a missing university of virginia student hannah graham has led to the search of an apartment. detective collected bags of evidence after scouring jesse mathews' home. jesse matthews was the last person seen with the 18-year-old before she vanished ten days ago. matthews showed up at a police station over the weekend but sped off before police could question him. >> we want to talk to him. we want to talk about his interaction with this sweet young girl that we can't find. >> matthew is wanted for reckless driving. police say he has contacts in at least five states from new york to virginia. california firefighters are bracing for trouble. strong and erratic winds are on the way. the conditions that caused the massive king fire to double in size just a week ago. nearly 3,000 people are still under evacuation orders and the fire just 17% contained. >> in el paso, texas, a flash
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flood watch in effect a day after a woman drowned after driving into a flooded draining ditch. the area got as much as five inches of rain in a matters of hours. and more rain is predicted overnight. so here is a look at your first full day of fall. the forecast flash flood watches in southern new mexico. in the northwest and northern california, heavy rain could be a big help to firefighters out there. severe weather outlook around denver. thunderstorms from the dakotas to oklahoma. rain from the florida panhandle up to the carolinas. mild 70s an the map in the northeast. the nest the 80s along the gulf coast. and up to the rockies. triple digits in the southwest. the new miss america isn't perfect. pageant officials are confirming that kira kazantsev was kicked out of her college sorority. they won't say why, only that she has been "completely transparent" about the incident. the gossip site jezebel says she
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was hazing pledges at hofstra university. so this, if you are stuck in traffic and going nowhere soon, what do you do? you make the best of it, right? >> absolutely. >> you do this. ♪ >> new meaning to the word traffic jam. that's what happened. the accident an the pennsylvania turnpike brought everyone to a standstill. someone broke out the steel drums. everyone got into the caribbean spirit. >> they were having so much fun the drivers were actually disappointed when traffic started moving again. i don't know. maybe the first six or seven cars. but if i was like 20 cars back and i knew this was happening -- >> you'd be ticked off. >> i don't think i'd be stretching for the limbo contest any time soon. coming up -- what could be the most intriguing spy stories in years made into a film.
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the details in "the skinny." and so fed up with special requests for gluten free and organic food he's telling his customers to just eat it, or else. you're watching "world news now." ♪ just eat it >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by acorn stairlifts. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by acorn stairlifts.
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♪ don't take the money and run
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♪ don't take the money and run that's what a lot of consumers think that's, in fact, what's happening -- someone is taking the money on those stextended warranties and running once they get the cash. >> some repairs may not be covered and could be hidden in the fine print. gio benitez reports. >> reporter: what if you pay hundreds of dollars to buy an extended warranty on your kitchen appliances only to find out a critical piece isn't covered. >> wouldn't you know it, the icemaker wasn't covered. >> david found this company stanley warranty and says he thought he was getting the same kind of protection his original warranties gave him. >> you pay about $1,000 into this warranty. >> the reason we haven't followed up for service is because your ice maker isn't covered. >> reporter: here's everything covered -- the refrigerator and
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freezer, things like pulleys and compressors. about six pages in, the contract says icemaker controls are not covered. so we went right to the ceo of stanley warranty, stanley himself. >> the reason you buy an insurance policy is to make sure when something does happen you are covered. the key is to read to make sure you go through every line. >> reporter: why is the ice maker excluded? >> it's a high volume item that gets broken by people abusing it. we have separate coverage for that. >> reporter: anthony urges his readers to think twice before buying an extended warranty. >> we're not saying they may never work out but on the whole, you're much better taking the money that you would put into a service contract, put it in the bank. >> reporter: he also says check with your credit card company. look to see if the credit card you used to buy the product had a program where it extended the manufacturer's warranty.
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>> reporter: they got that icemaker fixed after paying another 140 bucks. so many people get those warranties. what message do you have? >> read the fine print. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> 73% of consumers feel they've been pressured to purchase those warranties. >> i believe it. >> a lot of people, like you, reena. >> i know, but i'm all about my washing machine. >> are you mixing colors with white? >> i am. i hoped no one would notice. >> we need to talk about some laundry issues. >> it was a bad hair day, too. coming up -- the all time king of the box office. >> and contestants impressed
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we begin with r ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we begin with the never camera shy kardashians and the absolute heartbreak for the heads of the family, kris and bruce jenner. >> kris jenner files for divorce after filing for a separation more than a year ago. tmz reporting the divorce is amicable and no lawyers are involved. everything was handled by business managers, even though there was no prenup. >> radar online reporting kris
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listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup. she's asking for custody of the 17-year-old daughter kiley and wants to keep the jewelry. those are two things. that's a lot of shoes i'm looking at. >> she chose jewelry and the girls. >> interesting, the kardashians as always. to a real life spy drama being made into a movie. joseph gordon levsit set to play nsa whistleblower edward snowden. >> it will work out. >> variety reports levin who has shown talent in so many roles wants to play snowden. he's agreed to take the role but it's not a done deal. >> it's being adapted from two books written about the scandal. so now to "dancing with the stars." celebrities getting to pick their songs for this week's whirl around the ball room.
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>> the show kicked off with a special opening number that featured everyone, including the judges. lea thompson and her partner rose to the top of the leader board scoring 25 with her jive. >> "pretty little liars" star janel parish with a sexy fox trot. >> alfonso ribeiro got a little jiggy with a samba but failed to wow the judges. and last place, michael waltrip scoring only 24 points. see who gets the boot tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> i don't know about that last one. >> that could be a finger crosser right there. coming up next, a remarkable achievement from our parent company disney. >> "the lion king" stage musical on broadway broke every box office record in history taking in a total of $6.2 billion worldwide since its opening in november 1997. >> that's a lot of "hakuna matata."
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in the history of entertainment. it's knocking "the phantom of the opera" down into second place. >> that makes "the lion king" more valuable than any harry potter film or star wars. >> that's a lot that goes circulating through. ♪ the mighty jungle >> that song's not really. maybe a spin-off. ♪ fans of the classic rock band pink floyd are stoked on a long-awaited album. ♪ we don't need no education >> that's a great tune. the wall was a blockbuster success selling 12 million copies. pink floyd is hoping for another shot at success, dedicating the new album to band member rick
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white who died six years ago. they released the first cover called "the endless river." it goes on sale in november.
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♪ ♪ ♪ cause it's your birthday ♪ just eat it or go somewhere else. that's what a california chef is telling picky eaters who have been complaining about his menu. >> with so many demanding gluten free this and organic that, the chef is making a statement that may be hard for some to swallow. our san francisco station reports. >> reporter: by the looks of this restaurant, suddenly closing on thursday and posting this sign that, yes, they use msg, they do not buy organic and don't care about gluten free hasn't hurt business.
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the owner stands by the old and new signs because simply put, he's tired of catering to hard to satisfy patrons. here's an example of a customer interaction thursday. >> the guy came up to me and said the rule is, if we don't like it, we don't have to pay. as he was walking out, started cursing at me. >> reporter: the social media response has been huge. people an both sides debating chu's actions. christine tweeted -- alienating potential customers is never a good idea. business 101. some self-proclaimed picky eaters agree to some degree. >> because of my food preferences as far as quality goes, i wouldn't choose to eat there, but it is his choice. >> the fact they're stating they use msg wouldn't be my preference. >> reporter: but those dining there had a different take. >> there's a ton of places to get gluten free or non-msg.
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no reason to start going after a guy trying to run a business. >> i think everyone knows that most asian restaurants have msg and are not gluten free. >> reporter: so supporters fill the restaurant. this is the clientele the owner admits this place is made for. >> do you plan to change your menu at all after this? >> toward the organic industry, at most. >> reporter: abc 7 news. >> each his own. the lion sleeps tonight which is by the tokens did actually appear in "the lion king" movie and musical. reena ninan, you were correct. i stand corrected, and i don't feel quite as astute as a disney employee as i ought to. >> i hope my card still gets me in the door tomorrow. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good tuesday morning. i'm dan kloeffler. good tuesday morning. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines on "world news now" -- president obama has moved the u.s. into the next stage of this fight against isis. leading a group of arab allies and launching air strikes on islamic state targets in syria. this fight could take years to win. breaking developments coming up. police in pennsylvania are closing in on the suspect accused of killing a state trooper and critically injuring another. schools reopened today as they narrowed the manhunt for eric frein. three soldiers training on cape cod went awol and showed up at a canadian border crossing. they are in custody this morning
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where they may be seeking asylum. and pink floyd is set to release its first album since 1994. they are dedicating it to a band member who died six years ago. it goes on sale next month. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, september 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning to you. so many developments, particularly in this what feels like a very new war that's just been launched. >> obviously the rest of the world and this country has been waiting to see how the united states along with arab allies will be responding to the isis threat. now we're starting to find out how that's being handled. >> president obama is leading america into a new phase in its war against isis. >> the pentagon announced the first u.s. air strikes against isis in syria. as many as 20 locations have been hit mostly in the area west of syria's border with iraq where it's believed u.s. and british hostages were beheaded. >> the u.s. is leading a group of arab allies.
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the only non-arab nation involved in this operation. >> president obama is hoping to remedy that as he addresses the u.n. general assembly tomorrow. abc's karen travers has the latest. >> reporter: the next stage in the u.s. fight against isis has begun. the pentagon announced the u.s. military and partner forces, several arab nations, conducted the first air strikes against isis targets in syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and tomahawk land attack missiles. the obama administration's caution that the battle against this extremist group will not be won overnight. >> i think the president has said it will be over several years. >> isis once again demonstrating it's adept at ramping up its propaganda machine, releasing new boot camp video showing armed men in military like formation in training exercises and practice shooting and reiterating threats. >> we are working very closely with our international partners to mitigate this threat to keep
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eyes on these individuals and monitor their movements. >> reporter: efforts to shut don the jihad pipeline isis will focus on boston, minneapolis and los angeles. cities that have already produced a number of young men and women for the terror group. >> these individuals could decide to return to their home cannot and possibly carry out acts of violence. >> reporter: worry over attacks at home underscored in an isis message released thus weekend. its chief spokesperson urging supporters if you can kill a disbelieving american or european, especially the spiteful and filthy french or australian or canadian or any other disbeliever, then rely upon allah and kill him in any way it may be. abc news, the white house. >> that ongoing threat of isis and now these air strikes are triggering a mass exodus of refugees out of syria. more than 130,000 syrians have
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fled to turkey in recent days trying to outrun that violence. abc's in turkey talking with some of those families. >> reporter: flooding across the border on an unprecedented scale. they've fired tear gas and water cannons to try and control the border. the black flag of isis now clearly visible from turkey as they surge north with heavy weapons, tanks and artillery. isis is closing in on that town across the border in syria sending thousands of its residents fleeing here into turkey and several hundred of them now essentially stuck in the middle of nowhere. if you stayed and isis came to your town, what would happen? cut off your head? alex marquardt on the turkey/syria border. a passenger tried to open an exit door in flight from boston to los angeles.
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other passengers quickly jumped into action including an off-duty police officer who managed to subdue him. the pilot diverted the plane to omaha where the man was taken into custody. the passenger was on drugs and experiencing what they described as a mental episode. police in suburban cleveland are looking to chiefs with expensive taste after bottles of champagne disappeared from shelves of a deli. the owner put up surveillance cameras. the video shows a man stealing $55 bottles of bubbly. police hope to capture the suspect. the store is out about $1,000 in champagne. >> that's going to hurt. commercial space travel is one step closer to reality in southern texas. the company spacex broke ground on a space port going up in brownsville not far from the mexican border. the company is spending more than $100 million on that project. it should be up and running by 2016. leaders are predicting 500 new
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jobs will be created from that. >> i'm all about space ice cream. that's all i have to say about this story. >> space exploration, it's all right but, boy, space ice cream. >> i'll be there. >> they are expecting like 12 flights a year once they become fully operational. it's interesting. it's changing into this commercialized space exploration where now it's like whoever has the deepest pockets can go the furthest. >> now business is taking over the whole project. >> exactly. red flag warnings are up in california this morning ahead of strong winds that could be handicapping firefighters. >> ten wildfires are burning across the west. the king fire has grown to more than 87,000 acres. roughly the size of atlanta. here's brandi hitt. >> reporter: good morning. this massive wildfire continues to chew through bone-dry forest land, and firefighters are struggling to keep up. it's a nonstop assault in northern california with more than 5,000 firefighters now gaining ground on the king wildfire.
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but not fast enough. >> very frustrating for everybody. it's a lot of work. long hours. long days. >> reporter: you can see just how quickly this fire has spread in a little more than a week pushing closer to lake tahoe. scorching at least 136 square miles. and forcing the cancellation of last weekend's ironman triathlon. >> people are worried. >> reporter: flames have destroyed at least ten homes while 37-year-old wayne huntsman sits behind bars pleading not guilty to intentionally setting the blaze. overhead, tankers are waging a record-setting air war dropping 450,000 gallons of fire retardant, the most ever used on a wildfire. coating homes with pink retardant dust. and thankful families are showing their appreciation any way they can. >> a smile to an officer and firefighters one at a time. >> reporter: this drought stricken region is desperate for rain while parts of colorado and texas get hammered with too much at once. el paso police say one person
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has drowned in flash flooding. and in durango, heavy downpours also flooded homes. much-needed rain is expected in northern california in the next few days. there have been 167 new wildfires statewide in the last week alone. with fire crews from as far as alaska and florida now an the front lines. reena and dan? >> brandi hitt, thank you for that. on this first full day of fall, here's your forecast. in the northwest, heavy rain could be a big help to those firefighters there. flash flood watches for new mexico. in the northwest and northern california, heavy rain could be helping firefighters there as well. severe weather in colorado and great plains. rain from the florida panhandle up to the carolinas. >> 70s in the northeast and midwest. triple digits in the southwest. airline profits soared last quarter and a big reason, baggage fees. now the king of added fees is
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adding a new one. spirit airways will charge an extra $2 for checked bags during the holidays. the discount airline says it's to make sure it has enough room for everyone's luggage. spirit already charges more fees than any other domestic carrier. >> no one wants to be that guy with the roller board that's you're trying to shove in that compartment. sony's playstation tv is going on sale soon. it's going for about 140. they'll be able to download games and rent or buy movies and television games. they plan additional streaming services in the future. >> this may be a case of i told you so. because leopard frogs like watching videos on an iphone too when the video is of warms. there were 17 frogs all jockeying for the best view. >> the man who put this video on youtube had to put the grass cover over the iphone because
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they would have kept changing the channel. as long as the worm channel is on, these viewers will jump at a chance to watch it. i want to go back to that. as long as the "worm channel." there's a worm channel that exists out there. we're missing out an making money. >> on the worm channel? >> if there can be a worm channel, there's opportunity to be had there and frogs to be entertained. >> i'd like to see your business plan tomorrow. >> all right. coming up, a bombshell from the owner of the baltimore ravens as the nfl scandal shows no signs of heating up. and starbucks put pumpkin spice lattes back on the menu. they aren't the only ones cashing in on this trend. we're in for a taste test later. and it's time for those fix-it projects you've put off all summer.
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welcome back, everyone. the owner of the baltimore ravens said he'd rehire ray rice accused of a videotaped domestic assault on his wife, but not as a player on his team. >> just one of the bombshell remarks as new questions surface about the videotape of that assault. abc's ryan smith has the latest. >> reporter: an extraordinary admission. ravens owner steve bisciotti
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responding. >> there is no excuse for me to have not demanded that video except i wasn't concerned or interested enough to demand it. never crossed my mind. i'm sorry for that. >> reporter: bisciotti is roundly rejecting an espn report that team officials knew from the very beginning the horrific details shown on that tape. accusing rice of spreading that story as part of his efforts to get back on the field. >> they are building a case for reinstatement. and the best way to build a case for reinstatement is to make everybody else look like they are lying. >> reporter: rice has filed an appeal for his suspension arguing in part that the video posted on tmz was edited and doesn't reflect the complete version of what happened. tmz has always acknowledged the video was edited to make it less jerky. here's what's they say the original tape looked like. see the video stutter? >> the punch is as clear as it can be.
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i'm not quite sure what we could hear about editing of that that would change the nation's perception. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news. >> ryan smith reporting there. espn is still standing by their reporting on this story. >> could be this back and forth of he said/he said. he did not, whatever it may be. but the ravens owner clarifying he wouldn't necessarily bring him an as a player but to help guide some younger players who may be going through problems. so potentially as a consulting role, i guess. stay with us. coming up from football to another autumnal ritual. the fall fix-up. >> and we've got gadgets to make it easier next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" co
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♪ autumn is officially here. the rush is on to winterize and fix up the house. gadgets can make it easier. our gis whiz dick debartolo is here. >> i have some fun things. these are work glasses from home depot. they are adjustable lenses. little turn screws at either end to adjust them to your eyes. they are about $20. and the company also makes ones that are more like regular glasses and sunglasses. and they run about $30. this is really neat. if you have to do a lot of windows, this is the cordless squeegee. just spray this stuff on your mirror or windows. press a button and the squeegee, just run it down the mirror or the glass. no newspapers, no rags. >> no streaks. >> no streaks. just run it down, and it will actually suck up the dirt, suck
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up the excess liquid. and that goes to a little tank in the back. and just go to the sink, pour that in. >> that's great. >> you can do about 40 windows on one charge. this is new from black & decker. auto sense 20 volt max 2 in 1. so when you push this, it's lit up now. we're using it in screw mold. -- screw mode. the green tells us the battery. in this sense, if you're drilling, the screw will when it's flush with the work surface, this will stop automatically. >> power drill for idiots like me. this is what i need. >> it's 20 volt so very powerful. these are great. these are called moodies. everybody is using compact florescent. very economical or l.e.d.s, but they don't come in colors and a lot of people hate the looks. moodies cost about 3 bucks and you can change them at will and
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very quickly. they're silicone so they'll not burn or anything. >> any lightbulb? >> not incandescent. they could smell if you use an incandescent. oh, i look so great in yellow. >> it's your color. >> those are moodies. this is really neat. i don't know if you've had this problem where everything in your house is nice and calm except your l.e.d.s from your appliances are so bright. these are called light dims. they are peel and stick. peel and stick them over. you can see my finger is in the way. they knock the light down. if you hate the light altogether you can use blackout. >> a lot of people get headaches from bright lights.
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>> they come in different colors to match your appliance. about $5 for a sheet. this is very clever. so this is -- i'm going to turn it this way. the self-centering ruler. let me turn it down a little. you can see the black numbers on top and red numbers at the bottom. the red numbers are exactly half of what the top number is. if you're hanging a picture and want the nail to be dead center, look at the red number, that's exactly where the nail goes. >> 6 bucks. this is very clever. it's called thumb saver. hit this instead of your thumb. >> i've done that so many times. >> a big one and small one for about $10. >> thank you so, so much. check out dick's website, gizwhiz.biz or wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ pumpkin pumpkin let's give you some eyes ♪ the first full day of autumn and unofficial flavor of the fall season is, of course, pumpkin spice. >> starbucks seems to have set this trend with its popular pumpkin spice latte. it goes an sale during the autumn months. it went on sale a month earlier than usual this year. >> what is not to love with that mouthful. 39 grams of sugar, 13 grams of fat. 380 calories of autumnal goodness to warm up your day. >> we got a grande. >> you better believe we've got a grande. very nice. other things out there as well. nabisco is selling the pumpkin spice limited edition oreos. >> try one. what do you think?
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>> it looks like cheddar cheese an the inside. >> definitely a pumpkin theme to it. no, they're good. oreos they have the various flavors. an oreo tastes like an oreo. still in the spirit of the season, very nice. >> yellow covered pumpkin spiced pretzels. >> and also chobani yogurt. >> i'm curious. how long has this been sitting out unrefrigerated? >> it's actually really good. nutmeg. tastes like pumpkin pie. >> some muffins as well. it's like pumpkin spice overload. makes you want to wrap up in a nice pumpkin spice wrap which is the other. we've got a pumpkin spice wrap. it's the must have accessory of the season. >> this is great. but there some are things you
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really can't get. they are on sale but difficult to find like the new pumpkin spice vodka. >> one thing we couldn't find, the vodka. planter's almonds. thomas' english muffins or bagels. pumpkin cheesecake by pepperidge farms. here some are foods that may not be the best for pumpkin spice. >> crest fluoride toothpaste. not a good choice. >> for that gourd feeling when you first wake up. how about listerine strips so your breath can smell like autumn all the time. >> no, negative. or how about old spice deodorant. smell like pumpkin spice all day. >> no. you can't improve upon perfection. that's the news for this half hour. this pumpkin spice tuesday. hour. this pumpkin spice tuesday.
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this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news in the fight against isis. air strikes in syria are now under way. the u.s. and arab allies currently taking action launching missiles at key targets. we're live with the latest developments. and new information on a fence jumper at the white house. the weapons he apparently had with him and his previous run-ins with the law, all while president obama speaks out about the secret service. and major health scare. hundreds of children potentially exposed to tuberculosis. the hospital worker that may have spread the deadly disease and what the tests are showing. it's tuesday, september 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm reena ninan.
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>> i'm dan kloeffler. a lot to get to on this tuesd morning. on that white house intruder, not the first time he's had a run-in with the law. we're finding more information that could have raised red flags earlier. >> details about his past, incredible, remarkable. also the big news this evening, overnight we learned about the air strikes taking place. felt like almost like the lead-up in the 2003 iraq invasion, shock and awe. chairman of the joint chiefs dempsey says this will be a persistent campaign. >> we'll begin with that. president obama moving forward with the next stage on the fight against isis. >> the pentagon announced the u.s. is leading a group of arab allies inside syria targeting up to 20 locations, most in the city of raqqa. abc's alex marquardt is in turkey and joins us live by phone with the latest. alex, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. most of those 20 strikes concentrated around the northern
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city of raqqa in syria which has become isis' base of operations. we don't know exactly just now what was hit but the secretary of defense chuck hagel had said they'd be going after isis command and control centers as well as logistics capabilities and infrastructure. presumably that means weapons and arms depots as well. we do know tomahawk missiles were fired from the red sea combined with attack and fighter aircraft from other countries in the region. the u.s. was the only non-arab country taking part in last night's strikes. a testament to the coalition building efforts of the obama administration they've been working on over the past few weeks. interestingly, just a short while ago, syria said they were warned yesterday that the strikes were coming. there's been no confirmation from the u.s. which has said repeatedly it would not coordinate in this fight against isis with the assad regime.
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>> that was one of the biggest points domestically that both members on capitol hill and everyone else frankly was wondering whether or not the united states was going to go it alone. what do we know about the coalition support? do we expect other countries to join in? >> reporter: the administration has been adamant they are not alone. they are one of six partners. the five others are jordan, saudi arabia, bahrain, qatar and the uae. and not just providing support but actively taking part in what's being called a kinetic operation. they are actually dropping bombs as well. we could see this alliance expand. we know france and australia are participating in iraq. britain has said they're willing to take part in this fight against isis. none of those three western countries have said yet they will be joining this operation in syria but it's certainly something that could happen. >> alex, give us a sense on the ground. do people feel this is going to make a difference? you've been on the border.
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hundreds of thousands of syrian chiefs pouring into turkey. what's that humanitarian situation like? >> it's a little chaotic for the time being. turkey has already long been home to 1.5 million syrian refugees who are housed in camps and towns along the southern border. just over the course of the past four days there's been the biggest mass exodus from syria of 130,000 kurdish refugees who are fleeing the advance of isis which has moved into the north and taken over and surrounded kurdish towns in northern syria. i was with a lot of those refugees yesterday who didn't know where to go. they were sitting on the side of the road waiting to figure out to go to camps or into town and apartments. a lot of them telling me angrily the u.s. wasn't doing anything in this fight against isis. by the time they did it would be too late. presumably, they're happy this
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morning that these strikes are taking place. of course, the hope would then be that isis would get pushed back and they'd be able to go home. >> we certainly will be watching so many of those refugees children. alex marquardt in turkey. thank you. abc news will be following this story with continuing coverage on "america this morning" and later on on "good morning america." the constant threat from terrorism makes the recent security breach at the white house all the more alarming. omar gonzalez who ran across the lawn and got inside without being stopped was in court yesterday. documents reveal police tangled with him twice this summer finding weapons and a white house map on him. still, the president backing the secret service. >> -- that they make on my behalf and my family's behalf. >> one more revelation from omar's court hearing. when investigators found his car a few blocks from the white house, they found 800 rounds of ammunition, machetes and hatchets inside. to rattle nerves even more, three soldiers from afghanistan disappeared from the massachusetts military base where they were training. this morning, they are in custody in canada after showing up at the rainbow border crossing near niagara falls. they were last seen at a mall
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near camp edward near cape cod saturday. they may be requesting asylum in canada. schools near the pocono mountains are reopening today amid word the intense manhunt may be coming to an end. police say they're closing in on eric frein, accused of killing a state trooper and injuring another. the search has now been narrowed to an area near the home where frein lived with his parents. -- lived with his parents. police looking for missing university of virginia sophomore hannah graham are combing through new evidence this morning. they seized it during the second search of the apartment of a person of interest. the last person seen with graham before she vanished. this morning, they have no idea where he is. more now from abc's steve osunsami.
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>> reporter: police armed with another search warrant went looking for evidence at the home of 32-year-old jesse matthew, a hospital nursing assistant that they're desperate to talk with about the disappearance of hannah graham. here he is in surveillance videos from a downtown mall just minutes before she last texted friends a week ago saturday. after 1:00 a.m. he's seen here and seconds later, she's walking in the opposite direction on the other side. at some point police believe he crosses over. in video, police have not yet released, his arms are around her waist and they walk into this restaurant and bar where he buys her drinks. she already had plenty that night. >> we want to talk to him. we want to talk about his interaction with this sweet young girl that we can't find. >> reporter: in a strange turn, matthew is wanted for reckless driving after an incident saturday at police headquarters. the walked in appearing ready to talk, asked for a lawyer, spoke with one and left without answering any police questions. police charged him after he
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dangerously sped away. take a look. this is matthew's car seized friday. police believe he and the missing student left in it together. they are testing it for fibers, still waiting for the results. graham's parents beyond upset. >> all we want to do now is to bring hannah home safely. >> reporter: more than 1200 people, many uva students, searched this city high and low. she was last seen walking down this street but there's no sign of her. as every day passes, they worry more. steve osunsami, abc news. a college student in new jersey was killed by a black bear while hiking. the first fatal encounter between a human and bear in the state's history. the rutgers student and four friends were hiking in a forest reserve when they noticed a bear following them. they split up and ran. two hours later they found the victim's body with the bear still guarding it. the police later shot and killed it. five people are showing off their injuries after being attacked by a fox. a man opening his garage was the animal's first victim.
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next it attacked a neighbor on her front porch and showed up at a school playground where it bit a 7-year-old boy. two teachers trapped the fox in a recycling bin but they, too, were bit. the animal is believed to be rabid. there's a denial and apology from the owner of the baltimore ravens. steve bisciotti said he should have demanded to see the video that shows ray rice beating up his then fiancee. he blames last week's espn report accusing the ravens of a cover-up on ray rice as part of his efforts to be reinstated in pro football. well, chicago took advantage of new york's sloppiness in monday night football. the bears ryan monday returned a reception 45 yards for a touchdown. the jets dropped a punt which
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the bears recovered. two plays later, chicago scored. fourth quarter, new york still had a chance to tie the game but a desperation fourth down pass was caught out of bounds. and then the bears had to run out the clock to beat the jets, 27-19. major league baseball is answering claims the games are too slow. they'll try to find a way to make the games shorter and faster paced. commissioner bud seligs the game is great the way it is now, but mlb is always looking into ways to improve. games have been running longer in recent years. >> the seventh inning stretch just never comes soon enough, right? >> they have halftimes in baseball, right? no? >> not exactly. it's very similar, though -- sometimes. >> i eat the peanuts. diamonds may be a girl's best friend. a woman in london is turning heads with something just as flashy. >> take a look at her mercedes benz blinged out with hundreds of thousands of dollars of swarovski crystals. she simply wanted something unique. stand out in a crowd. >> she hired people to come over from russia to encrust the entire car.
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they worked 12 hours a day for two months just to get it done. >> do you take that to a car wash? >> or the jeweler? >> tiffany's. >> who is going to insure that thing? >> i wouldn't mind hand washing her car. >> i swear those two were missing. i don't know what happened to your hubcap. coming up in "the mix," are you craving a good cuddle? even at this hour because, believe it or not, there's an app for that. also ahead, the diet doctor rethinking weight loss. it's not all about exercise and healthy portions. her surprising secret, but can it help you? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. [ man ] look how beautiful it is.
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it's a nerve-racking ordeal for parents of 700 children potentially exposed to tuberculosis over the last year. >> they are awaiting tests to find out if a nurse in el paso who had tb spread the illness to others. >> reporter: sebastian martinez is a month shy of his first birthday. he was born at providence hospital in el paso, texas, last october
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where his parents just found out he may have been exposed to tuberculosis. >> he was minutes old and wasn't able to protect him is secure i. >> reporter: parents of more than 700 babies rushing them for chest x-rays and skin tests after earning a hospital employee tested positive for the contagious disease. >> a female nurse in the nursery. >> reporter: some parents wondering why so much time passed before the hospital sent out letters notifying them of the risk. >> i'm not so happy of the fact it's been over a year and it's now being brought to the attention. >> reporter: hospital administrators say the employee, now on leave, tested positive for active t.b. last month during a routine annual screening. >> one cannot say that 100% of all employees at any hospital will be free of any communicable disease because that is not possible. but we do the best in terms of recommendations. >> reporter: tuberculosis mostly affects the lungs but can spread to the brain, kidneys. the hacking cough spread through coughs and sneezes. airborne bacteria spread through coughs and sneezes.
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t.b. is highly infectious, and infants are at serious risk. their immune systems still developing. more than 40 hospital employees may have been exposed to t.b. the symptoms can remain dormant for month, even years. reena, dan? >> carolyn costello with that. coming up, one doctor's new weight loss promise as americans are always on the lookout for that magic bullet. he said it's not about the food. it's about something else in your stomach that could be the secret to losing weight. the question, does it work? >> i'd like to know. speaking of food, one chef says he's fed up with diners making special dietary demands. his angry message for those demanding organic and gluten-free food. that's in our next half hour. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. inues after this from our abc stations. demanding organic and gluten-free food. that's in our next half hour.
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>> announcer: "w - ( snaps, clatters )ic playin) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪
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♪ ♪ who is that? >> i don't know. >> sounds like an abba rip-off. we'll have to identify the singer in that one. anyway, eating healthy food, cutting your portions, increasing your exercise for years has been the secret to success for losing weight. >> now a weight loss doctor says it's all about what's in your stomach that helps you drop the pounds. his 21-day program getting a lot of attention, but does it work? abc's mara schiavocampo investigates. >> reporter: it's the diet plan promising a slimmer waist. but it doesn't involve tiny portions or grueling workouts. this fix is all about focusing on the bacteria in your belly. >> the gut or belly is really
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the command center for just about everything else that's happens in the body. >> reporter: dr. tas wrote "the 21-day belly fix" and says digestive health influences everything else in the body, including weight loss. >> if you don't have the right bacteria, if you have the wrong mix or wrong population living in your belly, then it affects your metabolic weight and leads to weight gain. >> reporter: her plan, four phases offer three weeks that she says will help you increase metabolism, reduce bloat, shed inches and lose up to 12 pounds in 21 days. phase one -- detoxification. on the menu, apple cider vinegar and green tea to aid digestion. brown rice cakes spread with olive and coconut oils to stabilize the gut and green juice and protein drinks for energy. then more foods are gradually added back in the last three phases.
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rest, rebuilding and finally an educational phase. >> nothing else i tried was getting me any progress. >> reporter: ali says she just couldn't shake those last ten pounds. until she tried the 21-day belly fix. >> there's this whole plan, you realized how your body reacts to certain things. what to stay away from and what i'm okay with. >> reporter: not everyone is convinced. >> do we know enough about what's happening in the gut to make definitive statements about how it could influence weight loss or other systems? >> i don't think we can. it's a lot of research that's very interesting but we don't yet know the direction it's going to take. >> for dr. tas, the secret to slim is all about trusting your gut. >> you have to fix your belly to find your health. >> reporter: mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> you say it seems complicated? >> i do. but the book goes on sale for $11 on amazon today.
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maybe it's more understandable. i don't know. i'd like to read more. >> we'll have to wait and see.
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call the number on your screen now. welcome back. now it's time for "the mix." i want you to meet this pomeranian who has been told you can't eat fruit. just can't. but he's desperately trying to sneak a peek at his owner eating fruit. but fails miserably. look at it. back and forth. i'm going to get a peek. no. >> is he trained or just -- >> he can't eat fruit but desperately wants to see his owner eat it. but every time he tries to put it in his mouth. >> that is great stuff. that's very funny. >> watermelon has that impact on animals, i'm sure. at this hour, if the boyfriend pillow isn't working out but you're still in the need of human interaction but don't
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want that much, there's an app called the cuddlr, much like tinder, where you can make connections online with total strangers. the cuddlr is out there for those that want a nice warm, platonic embrace. you go online and make a cuddle request from those in your area, geographically nearby cuddle location. >> what if that cuddler wants more? >> then you switch over to a different app. upgrade to the premium version. >> this guy in chicago built this whole thing because he was feeling lonely. so there it is. and you can see the results there. totally platonic. >> i don't know, dan. new york city. are you kidding? >> i don't even like making eye contact with people. i don't think this is going to be for me. >> do you like batman? >> who doesn't love batman? >> in calgary in canada, one company set a world record for
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superman -- sorry batman gathering. look at all these people. these employees. 542 people. it's called from suit to superheroes. part of a united way campaign to help fight poverty and help kids thrive and build strong communities. they took off their suits and put on a batman suit. >> obviously that's now guinness world record holders. >> they set a record in 2011 for dressing up as superman. >> very ambitious. >> and the one lone robin out there. obviously when you are taking trips with the kids it can be difficult to keep them entertained. parents like to often sing along in the car with them. here are the most popular songs. "let it go" from "frozen." "happy" by pharrell. "wheels on the bus" and "roar" by katy perry.
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this morning on "world news now" -- breaking n this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. the u.s. launching air strikes this morning targeting isis in syria. president obama authorizing missile strikes alongside arab allies as hundreds of thousands of refugees flee into turkey. new evidence in the search for missing college student hannah graham. police collecting evidence from the apartment of the last person seen with her. with ten days passed, could this be the big break? what's hidden in your appliance warranty agreement might surprise you and cost you should you spend extra for a long-term plan. later in "the skinny," relationship reality in the kardashian family. kris and bruce jenner are making a very difficult decision. it's tuesday, september 23rd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> from isis to the kardashians, a lot to get to. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. it's been so much breaking news this evening on so many fronts. largely the situation in syria with the president obama still making good on his promise to step up the fight against isis targets in syria. targeting infrastructure supply areas, command and control, just about anything that would disrupt the group's ability to carry out attacks. >> the u.s. is leading a group of allies in the attack. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: this is the biggest wave of air strikes we've seen in a single day since the u.s. began attacking isis in early august. and we did not do it alone. five arab nations joining in the strikes which pounded some 20 targets in the area of raqqa. that is an isis stronghold and believed to be the area where those americans and the british
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hostage were executed. the air strikes carried out by u.s. stealth bombers and stealth fighters and tom haas missiles launched from the city. the raptor and the stealth fighter used for the first time in combat. the targets, isis safe havens, command and control and logistics centers. twitter lit up with reports of huge explosions around raqqa. the other arab nations all taking place largely sunni including jordan, saudi arabia, bahrain, qatar and the united arab emirates. the kind of coalition the u.s. has been trying to build to go after isis. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the fight against isis in syria will be persistent and sustainable, which means this will likely continue for months on end. martha raddatz, abc news, washington.
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>> months on end. >> and from this coalition built on this, the u.s. is the only non-arab country that has so far committed to this kind of effort. other countries have said they'd potentially join along on this but for the large part it's that coalition of arab countries and the u.s. >> we should also note from what we've heard from u.s. officials there is no specific threat targeting a plot targeting the u.s. we know of from isis. however, 65% of americans support going after isis in syria with more sustained air strikes. they are behind this idea of getting them there in the middle east. you just never know. you worry about the lone wolf, how much of a recruiting target this could be. >> fresh an the minds are the beheading videos and more videos of this military camp coming out from isis showing exactly how they train. it's a very serious, very dangerous threat that obviously
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is being confronted. >> president obama said we're going there to end these wars. you try to get out and always get pulled back into the middle east. seems very impossible to contain. abc news will be following this story throughout the day. >> a little bit later this morning we'll have continuing coverage on "america this morning" and on "good morning america." meantime, the chinese are wrapping up an historic visit to iran after docking one of its destroyers in the country for the first time. the two navies are share expertise and staging a joint drill. both nations are taking part in an international mission aimed at combating piracy. the move is seen as iran's efforts to work with foreign countries near the strategic strait of hormuz. back in washington, the secret service is being called to the carpet after an intruder hopped the fence and ran into the white house. >> this morning they have more to answer for after court documents revealed they'd tangled with him before. karen travers has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: good morning.
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i covered the white house for six years and fence jumpers were not an uncommon thing. the one that happened last friday night is turning out to be quite serious. omar gonzalez scaled the white house fence, sprinted the length of a football field and made his way all the way inside the front door. prosecutors said gonzalez is a danger toy the president. they say the 42-year-old homeless iraq veteran parked his car several blocks from the white house. inside, 800 rounds of ammunition, a hatchet and machete. prosecutors said he was stopped but not arrested in august, walking near the white house with a hatchet. police searched his car but found no ammunition. gonzalez was arrested in virginia in july and charged with possessing a sawed off shotgun and eluding police. at that time 11 different guns were found in his vehicle. perhaps most troubling, virginia state police say that gonzalez also had a map of washington, d.c., with a line drawn to the white house. they say they alerted the atf
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and secret service. friday night's security breach at the white house came just moments after the president and his daughters departed on marine one. mr. obama was asked about it in the oval office. but the incident raises many questions. why weren't trained dogs used to stop gonzalez? why wasn't he tackled, and why was the front door unlocked? law enforcement sources say the secret service agents that night had to make a life or death decision within seconds and chose not to use lethal force. the secret service is now going to conduct a thorough investigation into the security breach and the response. dan, reena? >> karen, thank you. in new york, a sharper climate change protest. more than 1,000 people blocked parts of the financial district yesterday. at one point clashing with police barricades. it aimed to call attention to corporate and economic institutions in the climate change crisis. over 100 people were arrested,
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including one person wearing a white polar bear suit. the search for a missing university of virginia student hannah graham has led to the search of an apartment. detective collected bags of evidence after scouring jesse mathews' home. jesse matthews was the last person seen with the 18-year-old before she vanished ten days ago. matthews showed up at a police station over the weekend but sped off before police could question him. >> we want to talk to him. we want to talk about his interaction with this sweet young girl that we can't find. >> matthew is wanted for reckless driving. police say he has contacts in at least five states from new york to virginia. california firefighters are bracing for trouble. strong and erratic winds are on the way. the conditions that caused the massive king fire to double in size just a week ago. nearly 3,000 people are still under evacuation orders and the fire just 17% contained. >> in el paso, texas, a flash flood watch in effect a day after a woman drowned after
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driving into a flooded draining ditch. the area got as much as five inches of rain in a matters of hours. and more rain is predicted overnight. so here is a look at your first full day of fall. the forecast flash flood watches in southern new mexico. in the northwest and northern california, heavy rain could be a big help to firefighters out there. severe weather outlook around denver. thunderstorms from the dakotas to oklahoma. rain from the florida panhandle up to the carolinas. mild 70s an the map in the northeast. the nest the 80s along the gulf coast. and up to the rockies. triple digits in the southwest. the new miss america isn't perfect. pageant officials are confirming that kira kazantsev was kicked out of her college sorority. they won't say why, only that she has been "completely transparent" about the incident. the gossip site jezebel says she was hazing pledges at hofstra university.
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so this, if you are stuck in traffic and going nowhere soon, what do you do? you make the best of it, right? >> absolutely. >> you do this. ♪ >> new meaning to the word traffic jam. that's what happened. the accident an the pennsylvania turnpike brought everyone to a standstill. someone broke out the steel drums. everyone got into the caribbean spirit. >> they were having so much fun the drivers were actually disappointed when traffic started moving again. i don't know. maybe the first six or seven cars. but if i was like 20 cars back and i knew this was happening -- >> you'd be ticked off. >> i don't think i'd be stretching for the limbo contest any time soon. coming up -- what could be the most intriguing spy stories in years made into a film. the details in "the skinny."
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and so fed up with special requests for gluten free and organic food he's telling his customers to just eat it, or else. you're watching "world news now." ♪ just eat it >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by acorn stairlifts. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by acorn stairlifts.
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♪ don't take the money and run that's what a lot of consumers think that's, in fact, what's happening -- someone is taking the money on those extended warranties and running once they get the cash. >> some repairs may not be covered and could be hidden in the fine print. gio benitez reports. >> reporter: what if you pay hundreds of dollars to buy an extended warranty on your kitchen appliances only to find out a critical piece isn't covered. >> wouldn't you know it, the icemaker wasn't covered. >> david found this company stanley warranty and says he thought he was getting the same kind of protection his original warranties gave him. >> you pay about $1,000 into this warranty. >> the reason we haven't followed up for service is because your ice maker isn't covered. >> reporter: here's everything
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covered -- the refrigerator and freezer, things like pulleys and compressors. about six pages in, the contract says icemaker controls are not covered. so we went right to the ceo of stanley warranty, stanley himself. >> the reason you buy an insurance policy is to make sure when something does happen you are covered. the key is to read to make sure you go through every line. >> reporter: why is the ice maker excluded? >> it's a high volume item that gets broken by people abusing it. we have separate coverage for that. >> reporter: anthony urges his readers to think twice before buying an extended warranty. >> we're not saying they may never work out but on the whole, you're much better taking the money that you would put into a service contract, put it in the bank. >> reporter: he also says check with your credit card company. look to see if the credit card you used to buy the product had a program where it extended the manufacturer's warranty. >> reporter: they got that
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icemaker fixed after paying another 140 bucks. so many people get those warranties. what message do you have? >> read the fine print. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> 73% of consumers feel they've been pressured to purchase those warranties. >> i believe it. >> a lot of people, like you, reena. >> i know, but i'm all about my washing machine. >> are you mixing colors with white? >> i am. i hoped no one would notice. >> we need to talk about some laundry issues. >> it was a bad hair day, too. coming up -- the all time king of the box office. >> and contestants impressed with the "dancing with the stars" judges last night and those who didn't. that's in "the skinny," next. ome laundry issues. >> it was a bad hair day, too. coming up -- the all time king of the box office. >> and contestants impressed with the "dancing with t
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we begin with r ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ we begin with the never camera shy kardashians and the absolute heartbreak for the heads of the family, kris and bruce jenner. >> kris jenner files for divorce after filing for a separation more than a year ago. tmz reporting the divorce is amicable and no lawyers are involved. everything was handled by business managers, even though there was no prenup. >> radar online reporting kris listed irreconcilable
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differences as the reason for the breakup. she's asking for custody of the 17-year-old daughter kiley and wants to keep the jewelry. those are two things. that's a lot of shoes i'm looking at. >> she chose jewelry and the girls. >> interesting, the kardashians as always. to a real life spy drama being made into a movie. joseph gordon levsit set to play nsa whistleblower edward snowden. >> it will work out. >> variety reports levin who has shown talent in so many roles wants to play snowden. he's agreed to take the role but it's not a done deal. >> it's being adapted from two books written about the scandal. so now to "dancing with the stars." celebrities getting to pick their songs for this week's whirl around the ball room. >> the show kicked off with a special opening number that featured everyone, including the judges.
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lea thompson and her partner rose to the top of the leader board scoring 25 with her jive. >> "pretty little liars" star janel parish with a sexy fox trot. >> alfonso ribeiro got a little jiggy with a samba but failed to wow the judges. and last place, michael waltrip scoring only 24 points. see who gets the boot tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> i don't know about that last one. >> that could be a finger crosser right there. coming up next, a remarkable achievement from our parent company disney. >> "the lion king" stage musical on broadway broke every box office record in history taking in a total of $6.2 billion worldwide since its opening in november 1997. >> that's a lot of "hakuna matata." in the history of entertainment.
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it's knocking "the phantom of the opera" down into second place. >> that makes "the lion king" more valuable than any harry potter film or star wars. >> that's a lot that goes circulating through. ♪ the mighty jungle >> that song's not really. maybe a spin-off. ♪ fans of the classic rock band pink floyd are stoked on a long-awaited album. ♪ we don't need no education >> that's a great tune. the wall was a blockbuster success selling 12 million copies. pink floyd is hoping for another shot at success, dedicating the new album to band member rick white who died six years ago. they released the first cover called "the endless river."
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it goes on sale in november. they released the first cover called "the endless river." it goes on sale in november.
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♪ ♪ ♪ cause it's your birthday ♪ ♪ cause it's your birthday ♪ just eat it or go somewhere else. that's what a california chef is telling picky eaters who have been complaining about his menu. >> with so many demanding gluten free this and organic that, the chef is making a statement that may be hard for some to swallow. our san francisco station reports. >> reporter: by the looks of this restaurant, suddenly closing on thursday and posting this sign that, yes, they use
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msg, they do not buy organic and don't care about gluten free hasn't hurt business. the owner stands by the old and new signs because simply put, he's tired of catering to hard to satisfy patrons. here's an example of a customer interaction thursday. >> the guy came up to me and said the rule is, if we don't like it, we don't have to pay. as he was walking out, started cursing at me. >> reporter: the social media response has been huge. people an both sides debating chu's actions. christine tweeted -- alienating potential customers is never a good idea. business 101. some self-proclaimed picky eaters agree to some degree. >> because of my food preferences as far as quality goes, i wouldn't choose to eat there, but it is his choice. >> the fact they're stating they use msg wouldn't be my preference. >> reporter: but those dining there had a different take. >> there's a ton of places to get gluten free or non-msg.
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no reason to start going after a guy trying to run a business. >> i think everyone knows that most asian restaurants have msg and are not gluten free. >> reporter: so supporters fill the restaurant. this is the clientele the owner admits this place is made for. >> do you plan to change your menu at all after this? >> toward the organic industry, at most. >> reporter: abc 7 news. >> each his own. the lion sleeps tonight which is by the tokens did actually appear in "the lion king" movie and musical. reena ninan, you were correct. i stand corrected, and i don't feel quite as astute as a disney employee as i ought to. >> i hope my card still gets me in the door tomorrow. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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. making news in america this morning, breaking overnight. the u.s. and allies take the fight against isis to the country. we have coverage on the new bombardment and reaction from washington. secret service under fire. as explosive details surface about the white house gate jumper. he was arrested just months ago. vicious wild animal attacks have two communities on edge. a bear kills a hiker, and a fox goes on a rampage at a school, biting a student and a teacher. and iron mike in the right place at the right time. coming to one man's rescue on a very busy highway.

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