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making news in america this morning -- weather disaster. cars underwater. homes surrounded. hundreds of rescues. historic flooding with no signs of slowing down. we're tracking it all. tracking joaquin. the hurricane slamming bermuda right now. new video just in. new clues discovered in the search for a missing ship caught in the hurricane. shark attack. a teenager in the hospital, his hand badly injured after fighting off the large predator. small but mighty. the fearless pet scaring away the bears. well, good monday morning to you.
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we begin with the killer storm swamping south carolina, still parked over the state after triggering catastrophic flooding. >> scenes like this, take a look, playing out over and over again. hundreds of people plucked to safety from submerged cars and trucks. after some areas got slammed with more than two feet of rain. those raging floodwaters blamed for at least seven deaths. powerful enough to unearth coffins, bringing them to the surface at this church cemetery. >> we want to give you a look at the storm system on radar. it's dumping lots of rain in the carolinas right now. abc's lana zak has the latest. >> reporter: scenes like these ravaging south carolina this morning. >> this is an unprecedented event. >> reporter: grown men in water up to their necks. these floods at rooftop level. some residents losing everything. >> everything that i own, that i know of, has been destroyed. all my memories. everything that i've worked for. it's all gone. >> reporter: as onlookers hope the floods will stay away from them.
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>> the water is getting closer and closer. >> reporter: after government-imposed curfews, residents in eight south carolina counties are waking up to scenes of destruction today. >> we haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in 1,000 years. that's how big this is. >> reporter: officials warning residents the flash floods are expected to continue and may come on suddenly. >> just because the rain stops does not mean the danger is over. >> reporter: this road one of many collapsing under the strain. even some rescue workers in need of rescue. >> we had a mother and her child stranded. a recuse worker tried to get to them, he got stranded. and so we used an aero rescue to go get all of them. and then started picking some people off rooftops. >> reporter: several deaths caused by the rushing water. this resident says she got out just in time. >> i was scared we couldn't get the car out. i started on foot. i thought we were going to die. >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washington. >> as some of the rivers reached the highest levels in decades, president obama has declared a state of emergency in south
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carolina. >> as another half foot of rain comes down today. accuweather meteorologist paul williams has more on the miserable conditions ahead. paul, good morning. >> thanks, kendis, reena. we have record-setting numbers. being recorded in columbia, as well as charleston. and in boone hill plantation, they have already recorded 24 inches of rain and still counting. why? we have a trough. that brings a little rain. a low pressure system. on this side of the equator typically brings in rain. and you add tropical moisture. we're talking about just three rainmakers triple-teaming on top of south carolina. and it will continue to be the case as we go into today. rescue efforts still ongoing. kendis? reena? >> absolutely nonstop there in the low country. paul, thank you. hurricane joaquin has spared the east coast. but it made a beeline for bermuda before veering out to sea. it's no longer a category 5 storm. but still packing damaging winds. the main harbors got battered overnight as tourists and residents braced for nearly a half foot of rain and a
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dangerous storm surge, as well. the search continues for a u.s. cargo ship that vanished in hurricane joaquin. with 33 people on board. the coast guard found a large debris field while scouring more than 70,000 square nautical miles. even finding one life ring from the ship. the "el faro" was headed to puerto rico from florida. its last communication, a distress call thursday saying the ship had lost power and was taking on water. the pentagon is investigating an apparent u.s. air strike that killed at least 22 people at a hospital in afghanistan. the group doctors without borders ran the facility. it's calling the attack a war crime and has decided to leave the city. u.s. officials do say a c-130 gun ship was in the kunduz area at the time supporting american and afghan special operations forces that had come under fire. and breaking news overnight. a u.s. college student being held by north korea is now free.
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won-moon joo, was handed over at the border. he attended new york yufrt and was arrested for crossing the border illegally. he was seen in this video telling his parents he was held thi. back here in the states, classes are canceled this week at the oregon community college where eight students and a teacher were killed. those who survived the shooting rampage are starting to reveal details of their ordeal. one who played dead. the other called the lucky one. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: pastor randy scroggins' prayers were answered. even before he stepped into church. >> she said, daddy, number one, i began to pray. secondly, i knew i was going to die today. >> reporter: his 18-year-old daughter, lacey, one of the closest witnesses to survive the gunman's rampage unscathed, saved by 20-year-old treven anspach, who fell on top of her after he was shot, later dying. >> i believe in the last moments that he had any conscious whatsoever, i believe he said,
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i'm going to roll on to lacey. >> reporter: she lied under him, playing dead. amazingly, sitting next to lacey in church, this man. the student they say was chosen directly by the gunman to live. >> and said you're the lucky one. you're not going to die today. >> reporter: meanwhile, chris mintz, hailed a hero by survivors and shot seven times, released this video. >> hello, everyone. i'm doing well. and i'm overwhelmed by the support that i've gotten from everybody. >> reporter: neal karlinsky, abc news, roseburg, oregon. >> our thanks to neal karlinsky, who also spoke exclusively to a young woman who survived. 18-year-old ana boylan spoke about the nine-minute ordeal. as she heard others being shot. she said the shooter asked each person their religion, and then shot them, saying the paint would only last a moment, and then they would be with god. >> i could hear everyone breathing hard and freaking out and crying. he asked everyone to move to the center of the classroom.
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so we all kind of just army-crawled to the center. >> you can hear much more of her story later exclusively on "good morning america." presidential candidate hillary clinton, for one, is getting ready to stand up to the nra. today, her campaign says she'll unveil gun control measures she promises to enact if she's elected president. among them, a ban on military-style assault weapons. and a crackdown on sales over the internet at gun shows. the latest polls indicate she's fighting to stay ahead of her challengers. in iowa, she holds an 11-point lead. but if vice president joe biden joins the race, the lead falls to five points. in new hampshire, bernie sanders from neighboring vermont is beating clinton by nine points. pope francis continues to speak out about challenges facing the church when it comes to family life. the pope reaffirming to church leaders that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. but then he insisted on
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acceptance and mercy for all, even those experiencing divorce. well, coming up this morning, a major retailer closer to bankruptcy. and the love triangle turning deadly. a dentist murdered. and the woman accused of being the mastermind on the run. a teenager badly hurt but alive after punching a shark during an attack.
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american apparel is filing for bankruptcy protection today. the made in america retailer has been struggling with shrinking sales and lawsuits against the
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founder, dov charney. the chapter 11 plan will cut out charney entirely. the company says its clothes will still be made in america and no u.s. stores will close. damaging new claims in the volkswagen cheating scandal. this morning, "the new york times" says vw began installing software designed to cheat on emissions test as far back as 2008. that's allegedly when the carmaker realized the new diesel engine couldn't meet pollution standards in the u.s. this morning's "wall street journal" says two engineers have been identified at the center of the investigation. the fees we pay to use an out-of-network atm are at record highs. a new report from indicates those fees average $4.52. the city with the highest atm fees? atlanta. $5.15 there. also at record highs, overdraft fees. the average cost is $33.07. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. the very first black friday ad
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is out for half price books. it's posted on the website meanwhile, economists predict holiday spend willing be up a modest 4% this year. americans are expected to pay out $965 billion. that's between september and january. about 64% of that buying will be online. >> i'm surprised it's taking that long. it's already october. "the martian" has touched down on top of the box office. the 3-d space epic starring matt damon as an astronaut left for dead on mars took in $55 million according to early estimates. last week's winner, "hotel transylvania 2" fell to second. with $33 million. and the drug war thriller "sicario" was third. well, when we come back, man in a garage trying to wrestle a gun away from another man. the dramatic attack caught on camera. and flying fail. the airline that lost its ceo's luggage.
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i guethought to the acidity much in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. the same storm drenching the carolinas bringing flooding downpours up the east coast to southern delaware. this is what it looked like in the town of millsboro over the weekend. widespread flooding. after days of torrential rain and high tides. now for a look at morning road conditions. more flooded streets along the coastal carolinas. slick at times into georgia and florida. a wet commute from the desert
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southwest into the central rockies and parts of california if you're flying, airport delays possible in charlotte, phoenix, and las vegas. from dallas this morning, a big break in the death of a young dentist. >> police say the execution-style murder of dr. kendra hatcher in the parking garage of her upscale home was orchestrated by a romantic rival, brenda delgado. she's on the run right now. police arrested christopher love, the alleged gunman who they say was in possession of the murder weapon. the university of louisville's men's basketball coach rick pitino says he's focusing right now on coaching, and not the allegations about escorts that are made in a new book. it was written by an escort named katrina powell. her book details how she and her daughters were paid thousands of dollars over the last few years to strip for and have sex with louisville players and recruits. louisville and the ncaa are looking into those allegations. police in san francisco want
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the public's help in identifying the armed attacker seen here in this surveillance video. the victim opened his garage door to take out the trash when the man in gray barges in and tries to overpower him. in the fierce fight that follows, the victim eventually wrestles the gun away and points it at the attacker as he runs away. a teenager in florida is recovering this morning after being attacked by a shark. it happened on new smyrna beach. while a group of friends were surfing yesterday. the 14-year-old was bitten on the hand. we've blurred photos of his injury. one of the injured boy's friends recalled the moment when he found out what had happened. >> when he was paddling in, i thought he was just coming to get us and stuff. and then, his hand was all red. he was screaming for help. >> the boy who was attacked underwent surgery at a hospital. witnesses say he actually punched the shark away from him. the seattle seahawks host the detroit lions tonight on "monday night football." and ten major league
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baseball teams are getting ready for the post season. highlights from our guys at espn. we're the johns. anderson. buccigross, correct? >> yep. that's it. >> yep, that's us. anderson. buccigross. monday means the baseball season is over. we're on to postseason baseball. >> takes 162 games to play a baseball season. the last games played on sunday. the texas rangers one of those teams who continues on in that post season that john anderson talked about. cole hamels goes the distance, beats the angels. that clinches the a.l. west for the texas rangers. as they win 9-2. not the only texas team to qualify for the post season. the houston astros clinching the wild card berth after the rangers beat the angels in that game. houston, a great young team they are. 100-loss seasons. there's jose altuve. the fine second baseman. he and the astros on to new york to play the yankees.
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dallas keuchel, who didn't lose at home this year, 15-0, will have to go on the road in new york to win the wild card game and continue on in the post season. it's on espn, tuesday, that's tomorrow, 8:00 eastern. nfl week four. saints-cowboys. let's dispense with the regular play. the first four quarters. we're in overtime. 20-20. this is the second play of overtime. drew brees to c.j. spiller. a missed tackle. he goes 80 yards for the winning touchdown. 26-20. that was the 400th career touchdown pass for drew brees. remind you, more highlights. "sportscenter," 9:00 a.m. eastern. >> mm-hmm. >> it was a great game. for "sunday night football." up next in "the pulse" -- pouring drinks and singing. hillary clinton's surprise appearance on "saturday night live." plus, small but tough. a tiny dog taking on two bears. as my diabetes changed,
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a really cool story starts your monday "pulse." even the head of an airline is not immune to lost baggage. >> alaska airlines so confident about its baggage delivery system that it became the first major u.s. carrier to offer a guarantee. imagine the absolute embarrassment when the ceo admitted last week at an industry summit that alaska airlines misplaced his bag on the way to the meeting. yeah, the bag, it didn't arrive until the next day. do you think he gets the free, like, outfit you can buy until your bag arrives? >> the hospitality kit. with the toothbrush? >> i bet something got his bags. >> i'm sure he got more than the $25 dinner gift certificate. okay, so, the not-ready-for-primetime players of "saturday night live" chose someone who wants to run the whole show as the season premiere guest. >> hillary clinton played a bartender listening to the complaints of a politician,
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hillary clinton, played by kate mckinnon. no mention of benghazi or e-mails in that skit. but clinton did get a chance to show her human side. >> it really is great how long you have supported gay marriage. >> yeah. i could have supported it sooner. >> well, you did it pretty soon. >> yeah. could have been sooner. >> fair point. [ laughter ] >> they ended the skit by singing "lean on me." but more politics. a fake donald trump also made an appearance. >> i don't say outrageous things just for poll numbers. i speak from my heart. >> really? okay, because i hear your numbers go down a little this week. >> mexicans are stealing our children. >> you see. >> look, here's the bottom line. i'm just like you. a regular joe, but better. >> so glad "snl" is back. afterward, the real donald trump shared his review on twitter. he said taran killam plays a way better fake trump than a real hillary clinton plays herself.
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>> ouch. >> oh, can't let it go. long after the curse of the bambino was broken, superstitious fans have latched on to a new excuse. >> yeah, their new target is taylor swift apparently. when the pop princess performs at a stadium the night before a game, the home team loses the next day. the toronto blue jays have allegedly fallen victim to the swift curse. so have the houston astros. >> the curse being blamed for the downward spiral of the nationals and the padres. come on, boys. >> that's who we have to blame. >> you don't have to blame taylor. come on. >> we shall see. it's always drake's fault, though. finally, let's hear it for a little dog named jules. he's getting a lot of attention as you know for punching well above his diminutive weight. >> he's a french bulldog who rushed to the scene and chased away two bears. a third bear was nearby. also took off. jules only 20 pounds. the bears thought to be about 100 pounds each.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning at 4:28. happy monday. look who bad at work. after a few days off. >> nice to see you. nice of leyla and andrew to fill in. speaking of filling in, we will start with the big news, the marine layer is developing along the coast. it will increase the clouds. the rest of us stay sunny today. you can see clear sky from sutr tower and close to average in the 50s this morning. some areas are significantly warmer and some are significantly cooler. 60s at the coast while we hit low-to-mid 70s at the bay by balloon and through the 12 hours expect a lot of sunshine and pleasant weather away from the coast at mid-70s to upper
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70s. here is one of my co-workers and helpers. >> a look at the bay bridge toll plaza with traffic relatively light on this monday back-to-work commute. we have a few cars waiting to pay cash with an early accident at the macarthur maze. it is cleared. all is clear out of the oakland and emeryville to macarthur maze. to the south, that is a look at san mateo bridge and a little bit of haze but traffic is not finding any problems. 580 westbound tracy to dublin is 28 minutes and 680 southbound dublin/pleasanton to mission boulevard is 15 meants and northbound 101 to cupertino is 21 minutes. >> thank you. breaking news a san francisco police officer is being treated for injuries pinned between two cars while trying to arrest a car burglary suspect. matt keller is at the scene.
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matt? >> yes, officers are still on the scene investigating the indent that took place around midnight. this is a narrow road. you can understand why a person would have trouble drive out of this road. it ended up with an officer hit by a vehicle. also, striking another patrol vehicle this is what we know: san francisco police department got a careful an auto burglary at midnight. the officer arrive asked got out of the car to investigate. a person in a vehicle tried to drive away and ended up hitting the officer and pinning him again the vehicle. another police unit arrived and the burglar hit the second vehicle and could not escape and was arrested. the injured officer was taken to the hospital with possible broke were ribs and a leg injury. he is stable and two suspects were detained. police are not looking for anyone else. we will stay on the scene as the investigation continues and bring you


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