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making news in america this morning -- heading home. pope francis arriving in rome this morning after his historic trip to america. the final moments before departing. and the wave from his plane. we're live with the details. stage scare. carly fiorina, at a campaign event when the curtain, look at that, suddenly comes crashing down. the dramatic moment caught on camera. giant sink hole swallowing up cars. sending people running. a beach-side abyss unstable this morning. and out of this world. nasa making a major announcement about mars today. what did they find on the red planet?
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and good monday morning, everybody. we begin with the pope arriving in rome this morning, following a historic visit that, as you know, touched millions of lives. >> pope francis wrapped up his three-city american tour in philadelphia last night, saying he was leaving with a heart full of gratitude and hope. he had a busy final day in the united states. he apologized to church sexual abuse victims. admonished bishops for covering up the scandal. and warmly embraced inmates at a city jail. lana zak has more more us this morning. good morning the to you. >> reporter: good morning, kayna and kendis. after departing on shepherd one, the grounds crew is still at work behind me. after hosting the biggest event of the pope's entire trip. it was a mammoth effort, philadelphia transformed into an outdoor cathedral.
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♪ with gifts of finest wheat >> reporter: the pope's message. >> the peace of the lord be with all always. >> reporter: his words carried lasting impact. >> i thought that he had a very special gift in him. that actually prevents us from being bad. >> always have hope. always have faith in people. >> reach out to people that need god's love. >> reporter: after traveling for days, spending hours in security lines. did the collar get you through any faster? >> actually, it did. >> reporter: the effort was somehow all worth it. >> we never saw the pope. >> we never saw the pope. >> reporter: okay. so you didn't see the pope. was this experience a bust for you? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> the whole purpose of the pope's trip was to spread his message of love. i think that resonated with all of us. just so love everyone, no matter who they are. ♪ >> reporter: our friend, pope francis, the people are with
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you, they say. indeed, this pope has a way of connecting with americans of all backgrounds. from the inmates who shared a hug. to the babies. to the oh, so many babies. with a final blessing, he was off. leaving us to try to live better lives in his wake. and there was so much chatter on social media about the rainbows that seemed to appear in all of the locations that pope francis went to. there was one more natural phenomenon. as he boarded that plane, a supermoon lunar eclipse. that's so rare, it won't happen again until 2033. back to you. >> all right, lana zak. thank you. you can hear the ground crews working behind her now. >> certainly could. an update on the family from the pope's native argentina. >> driving all the way in a 1980 volkswagen van from buenos aires.
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turns out it was worth it. >> the parents and their four children got a special meeting with the pope. he told them they were crazy for making the trip. the kids got lots of hugs from the pope. the couple saying it was like being with an old friend. what a compliment to that. so here in new york today, there is a high-stakes meeting between president obama and russian president vladimir putin. ahead of that meeting, putin criticized the u.s. support of rebels in syria. >> with stephanie ramos. >> reporter: president obama and leaders from around the world united as the president shares america's plan to tackle world issues. no holds barred. >> perhaps because this is now my seventh year of addressing the general assembly, i tend to be more blunt. along with the gray hair i'm becoming more likely to speak my mind. >> reporter: the president ahead of today's meeting with the u.n. general assembly did just that. he told delegates at the summit
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that the u.s. has a 15-year plan. it's ambitious but doable. plan. it's ambitious but doable. the plan includes a way to eliminate hunger and poverty. >> this next chapter cannot fall victim to the old divides. >> reporter: today, president obama is scheduled to have a sitdown with vladimir putin, who hasn't shown up to the u.n. meeting for a decade. both expected to talk about syria and how to deal with isis at a summit meant to solidify support for obama's own plan against isis. on "this week" a stunning admission from samantha powers. urn ambassador. when martha raddatz suggested the u.s. strategy of arming and training moderate syrian rebels, the cornerstone of u.s. policy, doesn't seem to be working. >> totally fair, totally fair. it's more complex, i think, than we would have envisaged. >> reporter: aside from the meeting with vladimir putin, president obama is scheduled to meet with cuban president raul castro. the second face-to-face meeting
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since the u.s. and cuba restored diplomatic relations. back over to you. kendis? kayna? >> stephanie, thank you. we expect to learn more today about donald trump's tax reform plan. trump told "60 minutes" some low-income earners would be spared from paying taxes. there would be a substantial tax reduction for the middle class. he departed sharply from his fellow republicans by saying he would raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. a frightening moment for carly fiorina. campaigning in texas. she was answering questions at a conference of women's business owners when that happened. a large curtain backdrop tumbled down. she and two women who were on sage huddling together, shielding their heads. no one was injured. outgoing house speaker john boehner says there will be no government shutdown this week. he predicts the house and senate will agree on a bill to fund the government at least temporarily.
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he's giving up his speaker's post as well as his house seat at the end of october. today, we expect a big announcement about mars, coming later this morning from nasa. we don't know what it will be. there's speculation that the space agency will say there's flowing water on the surface of mars right now. if that's confirmed, that will be a big deal. scientists have largely been looking at how mars may have been hospitable to life in the past, as opposed to the present. back here on earth, plenty of water can be found in the south. if we look at the radar this morning, there are downpours in the gulf states from texas to florida. yesterday, nearly eight inches of rain fell in mobile, alabama. and we want to show you this typhoon. this is hitting taiwan right now. so they're saying this eye is very defined. they have 143-mile-an-hour wind gusts. that makes it equivalent to about a cat 4 hurricane. 3,000 people have been evacuated
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from a popular tourist location. >> very distinct looking eye there. breaking overnight. shell making an announcement about a controversial arctic drilling plan. alsoing football field tragedy. a high school football player dies after collapsing during a game. the growing memorial and the reaction from classmates. plus, the earth opens up. water rushing in. campers forced to flee the beach after a sinkhole suddenly forms.
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babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait. shell is stopping its offshore drilling off alaska. after months of controversy and protests, the company said it
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didn't find enough oil and gas in an exploratory well they drilled to 6800 feet. royal dutch shell spent about $7 billion on that project. environmentalists tried to block it, saying it would harm polar bears and other arctic life. new details after the deadly collision between a duck boat and a tour bus on a seattle bridge. the accident now claiming a fifth victim. a 20-year-old foreign student. the ntsb is also revealing that the duck boat didn't have an axle repair recommended back in 2013. investigators had already found the vehicle's left front axle had been basically sheared away. it's not clear how or when. new developments in the volkswagen emission scandal. there's evidence that the automaker went forward with software to cheat on diesel emission tests, despite warnings. they were told eight years ago by a parts supplier not to use the software. another report claiming a vw technician raised concerns about
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illegal emissions levels in 2011. attention drivers. the experts say you can expect gas prices to remain low. the worldwide glut of oil is showing few science of easing. that means low prices at the pump may remain in place until 2017. the current sarnlg $2.29. a month ago, it was $2.53. last year at this time, $3.34. all right. take a look at this weekend's box office numbers. "hotel transylvania 2" opened in first, with the voices of adam sandler, mel brooks, and selena gomez. opening with more than $47 million in ticket sales. robert de niro and anne hathaway finished second in "the intern." and "the maze runner" finished third. when we come back, a baby born, months early. and hours away from land. the amazing miracle at sea. and fists fly in a dugout. what caused two teammates to scuffle during a major league game?
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the sun's light is filtered by particles in the earth's atmosphere. you've been scienced. >> i've been schooled. back here on terra firma, let's check the morning road conditions. flooding is possible along the gulf coast. rain will make for wet conditions across the mid south and ohio valley. rain for the midwest and northern plains. if you're flying, delays possible in new orleans, atlanta, minneapolis. we move to the death of another high school football player. this time, a star quarterback from new jersey. >> 17-year-old evan murray took a hard hit on friday night. during his game. for warren hills high school. he collapsed on the sidelines. died at the hospital. the official cause of death has not been determined. but you see there, his teammates and classmates are shocked and distraught. >> someone we were going to graduate with. someone we were going to walk with and get your diploma. it's hard. >> everyone cheers for him at football games, basketball, baseball. he's just a really good kid. >> he was a really well-mannered person. really, really kind.
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and a genuine kid. had a good heart. >> he's the third high school player to die this season after an on-the-field football injury. an incredible sight overseas. take a look. a brand-new cove at a beachfront campsite in australia that wasn't there the day before. a sinkhole opened up in the middle of the night. taking cars, rvs, and tents with it. campers ran around, waking people up, warning them to get out. some people, desperate to pull their cars from the sand as it slipped away. >> the guy was trying to get the car out. people were like, mate, you gotta get out. and it went. >> fortunately, everyone escaped without injury. so a baby, being called a miracle. little hayden morgan arriving almost four months early and more than 100 miles out at sea. it was supposed to be a relaxing family vacation turned into an emergency after just two days at sea, mother emily morgan of
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utah, suddenly went into labor. hayden was born at just 23 weeks. he weighed in at a pound and a half. >> i was -- basically trying to stay strong and -- really focus on emily. >> he was a miracle to push through that. he's a fighter. >> the cruise ship had to race to puerto rico, which was 14 hours away. that's where the newborn was placed into an incubator. he's since been transferred to a hospital in miami where he will stay until december. now some sports. starting with an ugly incident involving my washington nationals. their mvp candidate and all-around nice guy, bryce harper, flied out in the eighth inning against the phillies. we've met. he's a good guy. on the way back to the dugout, he had words with
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closer jon than papelbon. papelbon grabbed harper by the throat. the nationals manager calling it a family issue. it's unclear how it will be dealt with. i think there will be trades in the offseason. >> family issue. >> yeah. the nfl, if you're a steelers fan, it was hard to see ben go down like that. >> details on that and the other highlights from our guys at espn. welcome inside espn's lovely "sportscenter" studio. we hope you have a great day. ben roethlisberger? >> well, as mom said, if you kids are going to play rough, and doing that rough-housing, somebody's going to get hurt. for the second straight sunday, marquee quarterback in the nfl goes down. big ben out. romo, now roethlisberger. mri sunday night showed a sprained mcl in the left knee. bone bruise. out four to six weeks. got him low, around the knee. looked like a good effort, not illegal. but roethlisberger, carted off the field. the man is on crutches. going to be there for awhile. mike vick takes over. >> all right, so, the good no torn acl. that was the big quarterback
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news. last sunday, tony romo. not playing in this game. the falcons take the lead. devonta freeman. florida state kid was just spectacular on sunday. matty ice to julio jones. the best wide receiver right now. a lot of good ones. numbers wise, he's the best. the owner loves it. sealed with a kiss. the falcons are 3-0. pga tour championship. fedexcup. jordan spieth is 22. this year, he made $22 million. >> hello. >> $12 million in regular tour earnings. and winning the fedexcup comes with a $10 million bonus. he'll be the player of the year. his fifth win of the season. if you can putt you can make gobs of cash. >> practice your short game, kids. for more highlights, check out a live "sportscenter" on espn. that starts at 9:00 eastern time. john will be working on his short game. >> interlocking. >> a good public service announcement. >> forget trying to be a basketball star. golf is it. up next in "the pulse." what a moment. a little baby dressed as the pope. and then the meeting with the pope. an embarrassing display for nike. a marathon winner crossing the
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welcome back, everybody. it's time for "the pulse." we start with another pope meets baby story. this one is a little bit different, though, because of the child's outfit. >> it was really, really cute. in philadelphia on saturday, little quinn wearing her pope outfit, complete with hat, was being held up by her mom. when the pope saw them, quinn was handed off to francis' security. >> she got a blessing from the pope. the pope's security guard passed along the message. the pope saying they have a great sense of humor. >> gotta love that. next up, an embarrassing fail for nike. >> oh, my gosh. can you see the brand-new shoes
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worn by an elite runner? oh, my gosh, right there. >> yeah. >> okay, so the insoles of his white running shoes came apart. this was less than one hour into the race. >> wow. the runner finished the race in 2:04. the fastest marathon time in the world so far this year. but he fell short of the world record. and he said there was pain in every step after the insoles were out. thanks, nike. >> yikes. a 7-year-old in massachusetts aced a test of character. aiden wright ran up the slide at a playground. and then he found $8,000 in cash. >> not bad. get this, he and his uncle, who he was with, immediately turned it in to police. they called elias santos, whose name was on the checkbook and who had just been paid for a contracting job. >> the man, santos, realized the money fell out when he was playing with his kids on the slide. for some of you, local news is next.
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test. it's a monday. 4:28. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen xi. >> and i'm eric thomas. mike is off this morning, laila is taking care of weather. >> good morning. we're starting off with a look at the golden gate bridge. we do have fog moving into the area. our current temperatures in san francisco 55 degrees, 55 oakland, 61 mountain view and san jose. upper 50s morgan hill, half-moon bay mid 50s. our east bay hills scam ra, you can see a layer of cloud cover. that is what we will be waking up with starting off with that cloud cover eventually burning offer. let's see how traffic is going. good morning to sue. >> good morning. welcome to a monday. right now we, too, are looking at the golden gate bridge. as you come out of the waldo
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tunnel you will find patchy thick fog, limited visibility. be prepared for that. san mateo bridge in the westbound direction, clear, smooth sailing here. a scum problem spots. debris in lanes on the peninsula, south down 101 at shoreline causing flat tires. caution here. eric, kristin. it's 4:29. we begin with an arrest in connection with what police call an underground mafk of stolen bart tickets. the chronicle reports the suspect is an office manager at a bart station. matt keler is live at the fremont bart station with more. matt. >> reporter: for regular customers you just need your clipper card to get on bart, but apparently someone was trying to get a free ride. according to the san francisco chronicle a criminal investigation has been opened regarding stolen tickets. they were apparently taken from the customer service station at lake merritt station and ended up on the underground market. investigators are focusing on
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the path office that sells special and hoo discount tickets and clipper cards that can be used on muni and the ferries as well. i checked online to see if any were on sale for less than their face value, some were on craigslist. others were $100 face value cards for $60. the chronicle reports this investigation was started over the summer after it was discovered by marng. a different bart manager is on administrative leave. no word on how much these tickets are worth. reporting live at the fremont bart station, matt keller, abc 7 news. a child is in the hospital after a boating accident in the secretary of state san joaquin river delta. the boat hit something in the water last night. the boy was injured and the boat began to flood and sink a nearby boater towed the disabled body to the marina. authorities are trying to determine what caused the accident. happening today, t


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