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good morning, america. breaking this morning. cruise ship chaos. >> everybody's freaking out. >> a ship in the bahamas strikes something underwater. passengers sent scrambling for life jackets. >> there's currently a leak. emergency. >> describing the terrifying scene onboard. >> everybody was screaming at each other. it was just a nightmare. >> the ship now in port leaning to one side. how did it happen? early winter. a record early snowfall pounding the south. some people digging out of two feet of snow. meanwhile, out west, it's high winds on the highway. strong enough to knock over tractor-trailers. our meteorologist rob marciano tracking the crazy weather this morning. shark attack. a surfer in hawaii fights back. the hungry shark leaving rows of
tooth marks on her surfboard. >> his head was on my board and his jaws were chomping down. >> the move her friend made that may have saved her life. look at this happy, healthy reunion. the nurse from texas who beat ebola is now back with her best friend, bentley, who was also in quarantine. now he just can't stop kissing her. greetings, everybody, on this, the single greatest day of the year for weekend morning news anchors. it is fall back, make sure to set your clocks back an hour. ron claiborne is going to be on fire this morning. on fire. >> don't count on it. >> we are extra chipper with the extra hour of sleep. coming up a little bit later, british billionaire
richard branson will send passengers into space even after one of his spaceships was involved in a deadly explosion. we will talk about that in a moment. >> a lot of people talking about that. but the cruise ship nightmare in the bahamas. the ship, listing severely, as it came into port with many americans onboard. >> mara schiavocampo is on the developing story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a halloween-themed cruise. but passengers got a little more fright than they'd bargained for after the bahama celebration hit something, leading to some truly scary moments. >> there's currently a leak emergency. >> reporter: a nightmare at sea over the weekend. >> it was like an actual halloween horror cruise turned into real life. >> reporter: check this out, look over this man's shoulder, passengers lining up to grab life jackets. >> everybody's freaking out. >> reporter: 960 passengers on board the bahamas celebration cruise liner capturing the emergency on their phones.
>> they need a kids size back there. >> reporter: take a look at the 600-foot ship after the hit. sitting on the dock tilting dangerously to one side. back on solid ground, passengers describing the scene as pure chaos. >> everybody was screaming at each other. it was just a nightmare. >> the panic was just too much. for my comfort. >> we could feel the boat tipping over. >> people were crying and hysterical. >> we were scared. >> reporter: clearly terrified, especially following the tragic disaster of the costa concordia two years ago. another luxury cruise ship running aground, killing 32 people. >> get the kids, go, go. >> reporter: forced to abandon ship, these passengers telling abc news the vessel came to a jerking halt before plunging into a blackout. >> we were in the middle of gambling. we were playing roulette. and -- >> and the lights went out. >> reporter: when the luxury liner hit an unidentified object off grand bahama island.
celebration cruise line officials say no passengers were ever in any danger. this morning the luxury liner, almost the size of two football fields, is safely docked. now officials assessing the damage to determine the cause of the collision, and some passengers assessing their love of cruises. >> i would never do this kind of thing again. >> it turned out to be an absolute disaster and made us never want to go on a cruise ship again. >> reporter: that damaged celebration cruise ship will remain in the bahamas while officials continue their investigation, and the next two celebration cruises that were scheduled for today and monday, they have both been canceled. so ironic that it was a halloween-themed cruise and then that scary event. >> not the kind of scare you want. >> not the kind of scare you want. >> appreciate it. now to the early winter in much of america this weekend. digging out from record snow across the south while the
northeast is in for frigid cold and heavy snow in some spots. and meteorologist rob marciano is tracking it all. >> and some wind. wind gusts to 50 miles per hour in new york city. this storm, before getting to new york city, dumped a bunch of snow in the south. see that person waving at the camera in nearly two feet of snow? that's in the tennessee mountains where it looks like a scene from the middle of january. but this is the beginning of november. wet, heavy snow came a little earlier than usual there and in several other spots in the u.s. the 22 inches of snow downed several trees and forced park officials to close roads in the great smokey mountain national park. just to the east, frozen tree branches snapped power lines in the carolinas, leaving 20,000 customers without electricity. if the residents wanted to drive anywhere, they would have to bust out the snow scrapers. >> i got a text, and they asked me how much snow was there. and i said, what? so i opened up the door and i was totally surprised. >> reporter: at boreal mountain resort in the sierras, the snow
is giving the upcoming ski season a jump start. >> we're expecting 10 inches of snow and really cold. turn on snow making and make a run for an opening as soon as we can. >> reporter: and in southern california, heavy rains caused this mudslide in camrio springs. and utah, 80 mile an hour winds, toppled semis, blocking traffic for several hours. we have a couple of storms across the u.s. this one across the northeast, though, it's becoming coastal and it's tapping the gulf stream. it's strengthening as it rides up the new england coastline. and we have wind advisories that have expanded west into the tristate area of new york. and we'll see winds gusting during the marathon on this, by the way, over 30 to 50 miles per hour. and high wind warnings for the boston area and eastern parts of new england. and snow mixing in across southeastern massachusetts. and heavy snow across maine, some spots up to a foot. out west with the second storm, looking for a winter storm warning at the higher elevations, we could see up to a foot there as well.
and another storm is lining up for the pacific northwest. we'll talk more about that later this half hour. back to you. >> reluctantly breaking out the winter coats this morning. and now to the ntsb launching its investigation of that deadly space aircraft explosion. the crash killed one pilot, seriously injured another, and could be a setback for richard branson's dreams to send rich people, including many celebs, on rides into space. abc's alex perez has the latest from our los angeles bureau. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, paula. the wreckage is scattered across a five mile area. this morning for the first time we are learning more about the pilot who survived all this. this morning, while the ntsb investigates what caused spaceshiptwo to fall apart, richard branson, the man spearheading the effort to get passengers to the edge of space says his dream is not over yet. >> we'll now comprehensively assess the results of the crash and are determined to learn from this.
>> reporter: we now know more about the pilot killed in the crash, michael alsbury, seen here in this interview with an abc affiliate in 2003 where he talked about the use of drones. >> uavs are well-suited for these extreme missions where you need to stay up for long amount of time. >> reporter: they say he was doing what he loved to do. >> he gave his life to a cause that he believed in. opening up space for humanity. >> reporter: peter siebold, who escaped ejecting his parachute, remains hospitalized with major injuries. but there is word he is now alert and talking. these images captured the final moments friday afternoon. spaceshiptwo released from the mothership and then suddenly breaking up midair over the mojave desert. it was the first use of a new fuel on the tested on the ground. before the crash, he had sold his dream of space travel to
some of hollywood's elite. pitt, jolie, dicaprio, among those who'd committed to pay the $250,000 for the seat to space. branson insists the program will go on, and believes test flights could resume in four to six week s. >> we're going to learn from what went wrong. discover how we can improve safety and performance. and then move forwards together. >> reporter: but branson admits the crash cast doubts on his space tourism project. investigators are hoping to find several cameras that were attached to the spacecraft. it could be up to a year until ntsb releases the final report as to what went wrong here. dan. >> a lot of questions. alex, thank you. we were in the feverish final hours before your voice, your vote. when americans go to the poll tuesday to elect a new congress. this has been a wild, and in some cases downright weird year on the campaign trail. lots of close races and colorful candidates. we're going to take a look now some of the best moments, mr. george stephanopoulos.
let's start in iowa where both candidates in the really hotly contested senate race made waves. that's joni ernst who went viral with this ad where she discusses her history of castrating hogs on the family farm. and then, on democratic side, bruce braley, the congressman. there he is. he had a mishap when the first lady michelle obama came to town and couldn't pronounce his name. bear in mind as you watch this clip that his name is braley. >> we need to elect bruce bailey. bruce bailey. vote.brucebailey.com. that's vote.brucebailey.com. or even better, you can -- braley, what did i say? >> she pounded that into the ground. this is a race where you can say the candidates and the campaigns really mattered. joni ernst ran a pitch perfect campaign. bruce braley, that was the first lady's misstep. he also had missteps along the campaign trail.
there was a "des moines register" poll out last night showing her with a seven-point lead. this is a crucial race. if ernst wins, the republicans will be able to take the senate. that's what the democratic leader, harry reid, said this week. >> that's the key dynamic. can the republicans take the u.s. senate? and the number to watch is six. they need six seats to take the senate. let's talk about another senate race and a moment that may be even more awkward. this is in the debate between the candidates between pat roberts, the incumbent, and his challenger, the independent greg orman. the candidates were asked whether they could say something nice about one another. check it out. >> let's start with you, mr. orman. what can you say nice? >> i appreciate senator roberts' service to your country. every time i've had an opportunity to talk privately, with the senator, he's been a gentleman with a great sense of humor. >> thank you, sir. senator roberts. >> i would say that you are a very well-dressed opponent. i admire your accumulation of wealth. >> i think they got to abolish
this question in debates. but this is an important race, dan. greg orman, independent, came on like fire. it's a neck-and-neck race. could be a loss for the republicans. but orman has not said who he will caucus with if he wins. the democrats and the republicans, the democrats hoping he will stay with them. >> he's created a little bit of an air of mystery. george, thank you. george will have much more on a special your voice your vote edition of "this week." with the republican national committee chair reince priebus. and the democratic national committee chair, debbie wasserman schultz. and he'll bee leading the team tuesday for the full election coverage online all night and the primetime special at 10:00 p.m. >> you'll be part of the coverage as well. >> i'm george's understudy. yes. a role that i've been honing for years. >> somebody's got to do it. and the other news developments overnight, ron
claiborne. >> hi, good morning, everyone. we begin with a massive and deadly fire in maine, killed five people and left another person severely burned. a halloween party in portland near the campus of the university of southern maine ended with this enormous fire early saturday that completely torched the house. one neighbor saw a man in flames fleeing the burning building. >> i saw the porch engulfed with like a plume of like red flame, orange flame. and then i saw a man run out. and he was engulfed in flames and he rolled on to the ground. >> nine people did manage to get out of that house alive. the cause is under investigation. officials are trying to determine if any of the victims were college students. and the internal investigation into how alleged white house fence jumper omar gonzalez managed to get inside the executive mansion, that is now complete. the report by the department of homeland security cites multiple layers of security failures. and takes particular aim on the canine unit on the lawn.
no dogs were ever released in the september incident where gonzalez allegedly made it to the east wing of the white house. in stark contrast to last month when the intruder that was immediately tackled by two dogs soon after he allegedly jumped the fence. and the condition of the doctor battling ebola in new york city has been upgraded. he is in stable condition. this case led governors in new york and new jersey to mandatory quarantines to those exposed to ebola in west africa. and the lava from hawaii's kilauea volcano stalled 500 feet from the main road in pahoa -- rob taught me the correct pronunciation. the inching river of fire burned a shed and toppled trees, threatening several homes. meanwhile, two hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to go see the lava. and an alarming new report
from a united nations panel on climate change. scientists say that the earth is locked now in an irreversible course of global warming due to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. the report also warned of ever-worsening extreme weather and rising sea levels for centuries to come even if they are drastically cut right now. and in florida, the manhunt is expanding for an escaped prisoner. ronald mccoy is serving a life sentence for armed robbery. he managed to get out of the dade correctional institution south of miami. he was gone during an inmate count. he has family in tampa and may be headed there. although i guess not if he's watching this show. and finally, talk about bitter football rivals. take a look at this from the maryland/penn state game on saturday. after the coin toss, the three co-captains from maryland refused to shake hands. that classy move got them a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty.
and then later in the game, as yo can see right there, tempers boiled over. maryland won 20-19. afterwards school officials apologized to penn state for the captains refusing to shake hands. big reaction on social media. one guy on social media tweeted, is this the big ten or the act like ten? really. classless move there. >> absolutely. >> at the beginning of that game. >> not a good example either. >> not at all. and they won the game. >> i want to shake your hand for that newscast. >> i want to shake your hand for shaking my hand. >> this could get circular. thank you, ron. >> we're going to end it right there. >> thank you for thanking me. and the heartwarming reunion many have been waiting for. the ebola-free texas nurse and her cute and cuddly pooch are back together. and judging by all those hugs and kisses they clearly missed one another. and the wagging tail as well. and tom llamas is here to tell us about it. >> reporter: good morning. ebola survival nina pham has met some of the best doctors in the world recently, and even the president. but none got the reaction you're about to see when she
reconnected with her dog, bentley. this morning bentley the dog wagging away in his new found freedom. kissing his owner, ebola-survivor nina pham. the two reunited after being separated for 21 days. doctors initially fearing bentley could also be infected. it's like christmas. literally. it's just such a joyous occasion. >> reporter: bentley immediately quarantined by the state after pham contracted ebola while caring for thomas eric duncan at texas presbyterian hospital in dallas, texas. pham sent to maryland for treatment. her dog cared for in the lone star state, tested negative for ebola. >> i was frightened i would not know what would happen to one of my best friends. >> reporter: workers exercising extreme caution, tending to bentley for weeks in hazmat suits. using gloves to feed him and playing with the pup from behind a mask. saturday the state releasing pham's precious pet after nearly a month of care.
the 1-year-old cavalier king charles spaniel, pampered like royalty. washed, brushed, and, yes, even fluffed just before his release. >> you're the best boy. >> he's such a wonderful patient. we were able to observe him in his activities as well as doing his daily jobs. >> reporter: the duo ripped apart by a deadly virus. reunited by the help of hundreds and ready to return to life together. >> just one step closer to me feeling whole again. having my best friend back. an amazing feeling. >> reporter: and dallas animal services getting the shoutout this morning for their hard work caring for bentley. do you have any idea what he's up to these days? he's actually picking out his toys for his birthday which is coming up. he is turning 2 years old. back to you guys. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. i love that he does the full body tail wag. >> where only the head stays still. >> awesome.
>> that's what dan looks like every time sara shows up. >> when she walks up, that's what i do. anyway. staying on the adorable animal theme. there's a brand-new baby at the dallas zoo this morning. he's six feet tall. >> it's a giraffe that's getting a lot of tlc from his mom. the big new guy -- how shall we say it? the little big guy will get his name. that's the question. sara has the story. it's about the name. >> it is. as shakespeare so profoundly asked, what's in a name? possibly a lot of zeros if you're in the market to play the name game and all for a good cause. check out this little guy just born at the dallas zoo. he doesn't have a name yet. why? because the rights to pick his moniker had been bought by an unnamed source. stadiums have long sold off naming rights to willing investors. remember the boston garden? it's now td garden. and a man in england is using ebay to figure out which manchester team his son should root for.
never before has the zoo sold the rights to name one of their newborns. we are waiting to find out the name. the winner paying $50,000 to name it whatever he likes. as we wait patiently, what we do know is a corporation didn't buy it. so don't expect to see a giraffe with a logo on its back any time soon. and as for all that money, according to the zoo's twitter account, it's going to a good cause. the wildlife conservation. now i think whoever names him better get really creative if you paid $50,000. >> what about stretch? >> i like that. >> no, that's not great. >> predictable, dan. i expected more from you. maybe we should call george. >> wow. that was well-played. >> look at that. oh, sara, the moves this morning. >> you know what? one should just be quiet when one has been served like that. thank you, sara. let's get it over to rob for another change of the subject. save me, rob marciano. what do you have? >> good morning, again, guys. show you pictures out of the
south and other places where we talked about the gloom and doom of this storm. it was pretty nasty, power outages across south carolina. these are pretty shots. definitely want to show it to you, just to get you in the mood. but see the fall foliage set amongst the white snow, that's odd. that's one of the reasons trees come down this time of year. record-breaking snow, as we mentioned. now it's a coastal storm. and the wind as we crank this thing up across the new england coastline. these are wind gusts, over 40 miles an hour in new york. we have seen a 55 mile an hour wind gust in massachusetts. they're going to get the worst as it goes up towards maine where they could see a couple of feet of snow. and the cold blast behind this, waking up to temperatures near the freezing mark in atlanta. below freezing in chicago, 29 degrees in lexington, kentucky. we will see temperatures bounce after today. temps in, say, paducah from 57 to 62. asheville, snow yesterday, 45
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this woman's incredible survival story. face-to-face with a hungry shark, dragged her out to sea. what her friend did to save her. you can see the bite marks on the board. but first this half hour, the young soldier accused of murdering his wife. >> he said it was an accident, but prosecutors say that skylar nemetz killed his wife in a jealous rage. the family is angry at what the judge did. >> reporter: this morning skylar nemetz is out on bail. the soldier, accused of shooting his 19-year-old wife danielle in their washington state apartment. >> i was completely shocked that our system would let someone who's sitting on first-degree murder charges be able to be out on bond. and a lot of us are very upset about that. >> reporter: according to court records, nemetz changed his story about what happened at least three times. first, allegedly telling neighbors his wife accidently shot herself while cleaning the rifle. then telling investigators he thought the weapon was unloaded when he pointed it at the back of danielle's head.
the detectives said the infantryman made no effort to call for help. the only 911 calls coming from the couple's neighbors. >> anything you want to say? >> reporter: his mother issuing a statement saying, all i can say is my son is a loving, caring, giving human being. one i am extremely proud of. his friends and family wrote more than 30 letters supporting the soldier. >> he had no prior contact with the criminal justice system. he's a military man with an outstanding background. >> reporter: he's pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. free for now. but according to a base official, he is confined to living in the barracks and must check in with superiors several times a day. a restricted life while getting ready to fight for his freedom. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> thanks. and now, let's get an update on what was our top story of the morning.
>> the cruise ship incident off the bahamas. begin with the frightening cruise in the bahamas. a 600-foot cruise ship hit an unidentified object off the grand bahama island friday night. some aboard the celebration say there was panic and chaos as they scrambled to find life jackets. all of the passengers have now been returned to florida. and the ntsb is investigating what caused the virgin galactic two prototype to crash in the mojave desert friday. and branson vowing to return to test flights in four to six weeks. and boko haram is saying that all the schoolgirls have been converted to islam and married off. the group's leader denying reports of a cease-fire with the government of nigeria. and runners from across the world are in new york city for the 44th annual new york city marathon. they will be battling the wind and the chilly temperatures. a record 50,000 runners are registered for the race. which would, if they show up, make it the largest road race in the history of the world or
universe. geoffrey mutai -- let's be clear about this -- >> the universe part of that? >> we'll look into that. geoffrey mutai is trying to win the third consecutive marathon. he shattered the course record in 2011. finished in just over two hours, five minutes, that was in perfect weather conditions. these will be a little less than perfect. chilly. >> provides a nice segue to dr. marciano over here. >> doctor? >> doctor? >> i'm a tv doctor. >> you just get better and better and better. >> dr. evil. >> you mentioned the wind. >> i did. most of the route is against the wind. not only cold, but against the wind. you need all the help you can get. boston live shot, 38 degrees right now, and it's blowing. massachusetts just reporting a wind gust of 55 miles per hour. it's going to be blowing and at times rainy. and the rains will taper off later today. it's a nasty one. 40 degrees, about the high temperature expected today. a little bit of white in the forecast potentially west of boston.
north of boston into maine. could see several inches and up to a foot of snow there. and the winds howling up into philadelphia. at times up and over 50 miles an hour. especially the closer you get to the low. that's storm number one. storm number two in the inner mountain west. we're looking at heavy snow at the higher elevations and another storm in the pacific northwest. as this guy moves inland with locally over 2 inches of rain, >> this weather report brought to you by bank of america. and with that, the doctor is out. >> well, the mathematician is not in. dan was trying to figure out how
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all right. we have a story this morning about a hero in hawaii who rescued his friend when she was attacked by a shark and dragged out to sea. that's her right there. >> yeah, he used his fists and feet to free her from the man eater. michelle franzen has the story. good morning, michelle. he said he felt like he was going to break his hand, punching it so hard. >> reporter: he did. miraculous they both escaped. what you're about to hear. the 34-year-old surfer owes her life to the friend who had her back. when this 12-foot shark attacked, she was tethered to the board by an ankle leash.
as the shark dragged her to deeper waters and a heroic friend put himself in the middle of this violent fight for her life. >> relief, gratitude, luck. yeah, all of that. >> reporter: all that after surviving a vicious shark attack off the waters of northern hawaii. surfer mckenzie clark showing off the brutal bite marks to her hands and board. >> i don't think this minor of an injury happens this often with this situation. >> reporter: she was paddling out to surf off the warm waters on friday, just like many times before, always more fascinated than fearful of what lurks beneath the surface. >> i love sharks and think they're beautiful. >> reporter: a bump in the water putting that appreciation to the test. thinking she hit a rock until a 12 foot shark surfaced. >> at that point his head was on my board and his jaws were chomping down. >> reporter: friend brian wargo heard screaming and described the terrifying scene.
>> i looked over and i saw her being lifted out of the water. i saw the dorsal fin of the shark and then i saw his tail kicking very hard with her in the air. >> reporter: fearing the shark would eat her, he grabbed the dorsal fin and started punching. >> about the fifth time i hit it, i felt the shark shudder and head out to sea. >> reporter: after paddling to shore and racing to the hospital mckenzie and her hero were all smiles. her wounded and wrapped hand held high, but still aware of how close they came to the jaws of death. >> right now i just feel really, really blessed and thankful that everyone's okay. >> reporter: boy, is that an understatement. mckenzie still needs time for that hand to heal. she admits the process that she's going to need time to get over that ordeal. and she hasn't ruled out surfing yet. but she's going to process and see how this whole ordeal turns out. >> hasn't ruled it out. wow. >> hasn't ruled it out. to walk away with just bandages on her hand. >> and eyewitnesss say the tiger
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♪ oh. could it be? >> oh, my gosh. >> yes, it could. >> introduce sara. >> the incomparable sara haines with the incomparable "pop news" coming up now. don't touch that dial. >> now that halloween is behind us, it's all about christmas. and while the thought of stockings and sugar cookies make a lot of us happy, some go total grinch and just get happier.
especially if you're this cat. you know who i'm talking about. here's a sneak peek at grumpy cat's worst christmas ever. >> for anyone who loves christmas stories about good will -- no. >> joy. >> no. >> and peace to all. >> you are a loser. >> are you serious? >> of course i'm serious. look at my face. >> you can see it on lifetime on november 29th. but i think we also have a star sighting of the grumpy cat. do we not have a picture somewhere? >> you're not grumpy. >> oh, there we are. >> yes. >> the caption on that is who's grumpier. >> i was trying to make a grumpy face. doesn't really work. >> it's working. it's working. and the guys who make up the group okay go are used to their videos going viral. but they just might have outdone themselves. the video for the new song, "i won't let you down" is an incredible one take wonder. ♪ i won't let you down ♪ won't let you down
♪ >> i totally want one of those scooters. this time the guys are riding around on motorized scooter chairs. filmed by a drone. getting the help from japanese schoolgirls who definitely know synchronicity. it took up to 60 tries to get it right. that's not shocking. imagine all that goes into the shots. >> i want one of those scooters. >> i totally want one. >> we definitely found out who in the desk is into world domination, and mild amusement. >> exactly. >> the line is right here. >> yeah. with the new york marathon taking place today, the eyes of the world are focused on the sport of running. and dreams of crossing the finish line first is what it's all about in an upcoming movie, "mcfarland, usa." the walt disney pictures movie stars kevin costner, who's a high school coach in a poor town in l.a. that's predominantly
latino. he takes talented students who are predominantly latino and takes them to the championship. >> the odds are stacked against us. you guys are super human. there's nothing you can't do with that kind of strength and that kind of heart. show them how it's done. >> inspired by a true story from 1987, coach jim white noticed that many students had to run far distances from their jobs to school to home and they were fast. and with the perseverance and hard work they learned powerful lessons about life. "mcfarland usa" premieres next february 20th. i love those type of movies. they pump me up and make me to want run a mile. >> what about a marathon? >> nope. and now it's time to get a little serious and talk about those midnight trips to the bathroom. we have all been there. and whether you have a fear of missing the target, not my problem, or a fear of falling in thanks to a spouse who left the seat up. might be my problem. this might be your answer. it's the illumibles. it's like a night light for your toilet.
it's a motion sensor and illuminates the bowl when you walk into the bathroom. it's being funded by kickstarter, expected to ship in january, the first of the $15 devices. get this -- it was created by a 23-year-old from utah who just hated turning on the light at night. hashtag lazy. >> lazy is wearing a diaper at night. >> which you don't do. >> i've thought about it. >> you haven't had three children, i'm just saying. >> he's had enough. he's got one. that's where the idea came from. >> he didn't birth the child, hello. >> no, that's true. >> we are nothing without you. thank you all women out there for birthing and otherwise. >> we will be right back with a very special guest. >> well-played, well-played. very special guest. >> well-played, well-played.
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is caused by people looking for parking. in a city that's remarkable that so much energy is, is wasted. streetline has looked at the problem of parking, which has not been looked at for the last 30, 40 years. we wanted to rethink that whole industry, so we go and put out these sensors in each parking spot and then there's a mesh network that takes this information, sends it over the internet so you can go find exactly where those open parking spots are. the collaboration with citi was important for providing us the necessary financing; allow this small start up to go provide a service to municipalities.
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starting right now. a special edition of abc's "this week." very voice, your vote, 2014. two days to go. the critical issues at stake. control of congress up for grabs. this morning, breaking details. brand new polls. who has the edge. how president obama's last two years are on the line. why the road to 2016 starts right now. we're covering every angle. the very latest from america's best political news team. from abc news, a special edition of "this week." your voice, your vote, 2014. here now, chief anchor, george stephanopoulos. good morning, and welcome. the midterms just two days away. so much at stake, control of