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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines that we're following this morning on "world news now." chaos in turkey. as the key u.s. ally suffers its worst terror attack in years. nearly 100 people dead while attending a peace rally on saturday. government officials say two government officials say two male suicide bombers are behind the attack. president obama speaking out about the hillary clinton e-mail scandal. the president acknowledged that clinton's use of a private server was a mistake but he said he didn't believe national security was in danger. a waterspout wreaked havoc on a tampa, florida highway. it moves across the road surprising motorists. it also tossed around a u.s. postal service semi truck lifting it into the air and ripping it apart. no one was injured.
and with fuel prices down, the airlines starting to pass on some of the savings to passengers. fares last month were 18% cheaper than a year ago. analysts expect that trend to continue. those are some of our top stories on this monday, columbus day, october 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we do say good morning to you everyone. we're going to get started on a serious note with the that deadly terror attack in turkey. >> nearly 100 people killed as bombs exploded during a peace rally. mourners are angry with the government. the turkish air force is attacking kurdish militants. abc's alex marquardt is there. >> reporter: youthful singing and joined hands under a clear blue sky. the peace this rally called for shattered by two blasts. many fled as fast as they could. others stayed to help the wounded. the deadliest terror attack in
turkish history. almost 100 killed. today, the site was cordoned off by police. forensics teams combing it for clues. this is as close as we can get to the scene. turkish officials say they believe it was suicide bombers who carried out the attack, either isis or kurdish militants. but so far, there has been no claim of responsibility. thousands turned out for remembrances. and to vent their anger at the government for allowing the attack to happen. at the hospital, families and friends wait pore news in the -- wait for news in the driveway. yards from the blasts that took the lives of 16 of his friends. he's now worried that turkey has entered a dark new chapter. do you think there will be more attacks like this in turkey? >> yes, yes, yes, it is happening. >> reporter: as the country marks this tragedy with three days of national mourning, that fear over more violence is growing, with contentious elections just a few weeks away
and turkey cracking down on isis and its kurdish enemies. alex marquardt, abc news, ankara, turkey. >> iranian officials say a verdict has been reached in the espionage case against a "washington post" reporter. but it's unclear what the decision is or if jason rezaian has been sentenced. he is the california-born reporter who has been held nearly a year and a half. the closed door trial was criticized by the u.s. government and press organizations. paper has denied accusations that rezaian is a spy. back here in this country, there's word this morning that army sergeant bowe bergdahl may be spared from prison. his attorney says an investigating officer has recommended lighter penalties. bergdahl was captured by the taliban and held captive for five years before being freed last year. he faces charges of desertion. the most severe punishment includes life in prison. in north korea, a huge display of military might and fighting words. leaders saying they're ready to take on america.
bob woodruff is there for what may be the largest military parade that country has ever hosted and a rare look at the lives of the people who live in this secretive nation. >> we're allowed to see only what the government wants us to see. our every movement controlled. our handlers bring us to their subway station. the people are taught to not trust americans. when we get too close, we're shunned. overseen at every step by the supreme leader kim jong-un's father and grandfather. patriotic music blares. new york it's not. we're never allowed to see suffering, no sense of a nation that totally shuts off at night as the satellite image shows. nonetheless, there is extreme national pride. >> so we are masters of the world. >> reporter: we're then taken to a park highlighting north korean monuments in miniature. it's for tourists but even so --
yes. you're not allowed here. >> reporter: there is, of course, the massive military parade, the forced pageantry and power all pledging allegiance to kim jong-un. he tells the crowd, "we can deal with any war against the united states." as the day is over, we find this woman eager to talk about the day. >> it's the happiest moment in my life. >> reporter: for months there have been concerns kim jong-un would launch another ballistic missile just to flex his muscles around the same time of this parade. although it has not happened so far, experts believe it could happen soon. bob woodruff, abc news. >> thank you very much, bob. and a memphis police officer is dead and a suspect is in custody. he was shot near his home while off duty. there are reports that he may have gotten into an argument with a neighbor. details are sketchy. he had only been a police officer for a little over a year, the second memphis police officer to die within the past
three months. two reports have concluded that a cleveland police officer's fatal shooting of an african-american boy was justified. the officer and his partner were responding to a 911 call of someone in a park with a gun. but tamir rice had a pellet gun. still the two reports have found the officers responsible was reasonable -- their response was reasonable. tamir's family including his mother outraged. >> ms. rice and her family now believe that this has been an 11-plus-month charade to ensure that there's no accountability or indictment of these officers. >> a grand jury will decide if the officers will face charges. the prosecutor has invited the family to submit their own experts' assessments of the evidence. their lawyer says they are still deciding. this is a tribaling one. all but -- troubling one. all but one school in the reno area will reopen today after an outbreak of norovirus spread to more than a dozen last friday. three daycare centers were also affected. near 800 students and faculty were sickened.
al gore -- norovirus is a very contagious virus that affects the gastrointestinal system. there was another major break in the area three years ago. a man is safe on land after being adrift for five days in a disabled boat. the coast guard rescued him and towed his 28-foot catamaran to shore. he told the coast guard his boat lost its mast during a storm and he was running out of water and power. he had to drift close enough to land for the coast guard to hear his distress call. it looked like a disaster on the runway in singapore after a jet's nose gear collapsed. the airbus a-330 was being inspected before a flight to hong kong when this happened. nose gear retracted and the front of the plane fell onto the tarmac crushing a portable staircase. no passengers or crew members were on board. the plane is out of service while the airline and investigators try to figure out what went wrong. >> thinking the landing gear doesn't work.
southwest airlines scrambling to fix a computer glitch. it's creating a huge mess at airports across the country. the airline has been forced to issue handwritten tickets leaving thousands of passengers with electronic boarding passes stuck in line for several hours. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: a travel nightmare for thousands as southwest airlines grapples with a computer glitch. lines spilling all the way to the curb in las vegas and denver. and a bottleneck in los angeles. tents set up to shield waiting passengers from the heat. southwest blaming a "technology issue" affecting everything from to its -- from its website to its mobile app, reservation centers and airports. >> sometimes murphy's law gets you, doesn't it? >> reporter: the trouble beginning around 10:00 a.m. as southwest begins manually issuing boarding passes. by mid-morning, a tweet from southwest saying, "we apologize for this morning's technical issues." adding, 150 flights were affected.
>> they took my name down manually on a piece of paper at the gate which made me feel a little bit uneasy. >> reporter: with the airline scrambling, southwest employees handing out water to frustrated passengers. by 1:30 p.m., the number of flights affected jumping to 450. passengers unsure if they'd get to their destination. >> i'm still not 100% confident that i'm going to get on that flight. >> reporter: last month, american airlines grounded flights in three cities because of a computer glitch. in august, an air traffic control problem caused by a software update snarled travel along the east coast. and in july, united blaming a computer malfunction for hundreds of delays. southwest says this is affecting future bookings, as well. i spoke with a woman who missed her flight and waited in line for two hours to rebook and said no one could help her because southwest has no access to their reservations. >> abc news, "los angeles timetimes" -- los angeles. >> crazy. >> yeah. an incredible scene over the skies of new mexico. hundreds of hot air balloons taking flight all at once. >> you're looking at more than 500 balloons taking off at the
44th annual albuquerque international balloon fiesta. the nine-day event came to an end with the final mass ascension at dawn. balloons represented dozens of states and nearly 20 different countries nice. coming up, sports with reena. with late night action from the american league and the nfl. >> it will be good. >> all righty. >> also ahead the dramatic second base play that left a new york mets player with a broken leg and an infielder from the los angeles dodgers in big trouble. >> later taking a leap of faith at age 92, the sky dive by a war veteran, and he says it will not be his last after our look at the columbus day forecast. it is a holiday after all. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. brought to you by creditcards.com. r, brought to you by creditcards.com. what do you got to offer us today? ♪balance transfer that's my game♪ ♪bank you never heard of, that's my name♪ haa! thank you. uh, next.
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>> very interesting. and back to baseball, the blue jays bounced back in their american league playoff series beating the rangers in texas, 5-1. toronto still had trouble scoring runs though, hitting into three double plays. until troy tulowitzki, he broke the game open. three-run homer. texas leads the series though two games to one. game four, big game four that's this afternoon. >> it's really quite a back and forth between those two teams. you know, the toronto blue jays and the texas rangers at -- >> my favorite quote on line was that someone says -- one of the announcer said that people in canada don't play baseball. like there's that winter thing that goes on up there that people don't play. canadians were very angry about that. >> angry this was going on at the same time as hockey? exactly. one of the viewers, by the way, said that
we should call that segment "sports arena." now another major sports headline. chase utley has been banned for two playoff games following that late takeout slide that broke the right leg of mets shortstop ruben tejada. >> while major league baseball made its ruling, fans have quite a bit to say themselves about what happened. here's abc's t.j. holmes. >> reporter: the seventh inning, game two of the national league division series, mets up 2-1. dodgers' howie kendrick hits a line drive up the middle. >> gloved by murphy. chase utley going hard at second. he's down. >> reporter: the runner chase utley on first ran hard at second while the tying run crossed home plate. ruben tejada making a play to prevent the go-ahead score from being on second. watch how utley comes into the base sending him flying into the air. utley's helmet flies off. he hits his head on tejada's knee. not getting up after the play, his right fibula broken. did utley injury him
intentionally? >> the intent is to break up the slide. the mechanisms regarding specifically play -- maybe could have hit the dirt a little earlier, but the message is he was doing what he's been taught to do. >> it wasn't a slide. it's a tackle. >> one fan tweeting there's a difference between a clean takeout slide and tackling somebody. others maintain it's just playoff ball, tweeting, was hard, not dirty. this isn't the first time utley has made a play like this. in 2010 near the end of the regular season utley took out tejada in a similar play. joe torre a major league executive says the play is under review to determine if the slide was excessive. >> i'm still watching replays of it. >> tejada looked like a receiver coming over the middle, having his feet knocked out from under him by a defensive back. >> t.j. holmes, abc news, new york.
>> and, of course, torre making the ruling that there's going to be a two-game suspension. ugly slide, absolutely. coming up, an exciting development in the fight against cancer. >> and it has to do with a giant ancient animal what elephants may be able to tell us about fighting cancer. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
it was a trip to the zoo by a cancer researcher with his it was a trip to the zoo by a cancer researcher with his children that's inspiring a new angle in the fight against america's biggest killer behind heart disease. >> this researcher remembered that elephants rarely get cancer. so that led to his wondering whether whatever protects them can also protect people. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: elephants have survived 55 million years on this earth. they've evolved to beat cancer and they might just help us beat it, too. >> in this elephant blood, i totally truly believe lies the secret to cancer prevention. we have something here that potentially can save millions of lives. >> reporter: elephant blood from the local zoo and the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. you see most humans have only two copies of a gene called p-53 which kills the cancerous cells.
elephants have around 40, and they hardly ever get cancer. does this involve then somehow getting p53 genes from an elephant into a human? >> that's one approach. there are other things we can do. looking for drugs that mimic the effect. >> reporter: shiftman is inspired by this bizarre collaboration by his patient, a recurring cancer because tony means has only one working p-53. >> i have passed it on i guess to landon, emma and sophie. >> reporter: whose lives one day could be saved by tomker, mabel, luna and hassan. nick watt, abc news, salt lake city, utah. >> who knew the elephants had so much wisdom into the disease -- >> they're very, very smart animals. so you know, you can learn from them anything. >> anyway, i guess we don't have much to say about this one. coming up, the man who could
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jack stephon is 92 years old. you wouldn't expect him to be here. on saturday morning, stefan became one of the oldest people to sky dive at sky dive city in zephyr hills. his friends were skeptical to say the least. >> i said god bless you. i'll be there when you do it. >> why, jack? because it sounds exciting. nef done it before. let's try it. >> up he went. 13,500 feet. >> the most fearful was standing in the doorway. >> reporter: and out he goes. >> you're floating. just on a cloud. there's no noise. just floating. it's serene. >> reporter: on the ground, his buddies were waiting. > it was a thrill to watch. he had people there that were just watching him because he was 92. >> reporter: for those who say age is just a number, in jack's case, you'd be right. >> people should try that more often.
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. this morning on "world news now," the potential game-changer for the >> will joe biden run? new promises about his big decision as hillary clinton and bernie sanders get ready to debate tomorrow. controversial decision. the investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old african-american boy by a white police officer. what experts are saying and why a community is torn apart again. travel nightmare. the computer meltdown that had passengers lined up, snaking out terminal doors, missing their flights. what flyers can expect at airports today. and later, spy drama. the new season of "homeland" with its new plot twists. the stars reveal secrets about the hit series and talk about meeting the real cia director. it's monday, october 12th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i came equipped to work with you today. >> what? well, you know what? you're smart, kendis. are you very smart. >> are you good to go? >> yes, i am. it was pretty atrocious. we're going to get to a story later about a whole town that's school system practically taken back by -- but you were right to have disinfectant. i wouldn't put it away so soon. i would actually, you're totally right. >> create a line of defense here. reena wasn't feeling too well. she's back and good to go. >> the three days prior when i thought i could continue doing this job. >> i could have been contaminated all those days. >> passing germs around to everyone. which is important to tell everyone. when you feel sick, take time off. i noticed when i was out, six other people were out the past two days, too.
sorry. >> so you had quite an impact. but we're not going to begin with germs but the political cycle and the democrat gearing up to go head to head in their first debate. >> hillary clinton will be center stage is they face-off tuesday night. but the spotlight is now focused on the man on the sidelines. we should find out this week if vice president joe biden will make a run for it. more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: all eyes on joe biden. is this a man in the running? biden at his grandson's football game this weekend sprinting past the cameras. dodging questions about whether he plans to enter the race. >> everyone wants to know. >> get out of my way, will you? >> reporter: after weighing the decision publicly for months -- >> i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> reporter: sources now tell abc news this is the week biden will make up his mind. a decision that will come after the first democratic debate on tuesday. on that stage, hillary clinton trying to maintain her status as the party front runner as her
poll numbers dive. this weekend, she's off the trail and holding mock debates to prepare. her aides playing the role of her political rivals like former maryland governor martin o'malley and vermont senator bernie sanders. sanders gaining on clinton in the polls, pulling in nearly as much cash and drawing 9,000 people to a rally in colorado on saturday. facing questions about whether he's trying to move away from his socialist label. >> when one of your republican colleagues gets on the show, do you say, "are you a capitalist?" have you ever referred to them as capitalists? >> yeah. are you a capitalist? >> no. i'm a democratic socialist. >> reporter: the big show now just days away in las vegas. but the main attraction in this race remains camped out in delaware weighing the political decision of a lifetime. polls show if he does jump in, he could make a serious dent in hillary clinton's lead.
but time is of the essence. she has a massive campaign infrastructure built up already. 64,000 volunteers all around the country ready to help her win the white house in 2016 if joe biden wants to run, he's got to jump in soon and start raising some serious cash. cecilia vega, wilmington, delaware. the man holding the job right now, president obama, is weighing in on the e-mail controversy plaguing hillary clinton. in an interview with "60 minutes," the president acknowledged that clinton's use of a private e-mail server was a mistake. but he said he didn't think it posed a national security problem, and he attributed the intense focus on the issue for the last three months partly to the presidential political season. >> she made a mistake. she's acknowledged it. i do think that the way it's been ginned up is in part because of politics and i think she would be the first to
acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly. >> president obama also said there is no evidence that clinton's server was used to hide something or or squirrel away information. thousands are mourning the victims of turkey's worst terrorist attack in years. they are remembering the dead and rallying against those in power. nearly 100 people died during saturday's attack. officials say suicide bombers backed by kurdish rebels or isis militants are to blame. mourners fought the country's president. turkish air force is attacking the rebel forces. iranian officials say a verdict has been reached in the case against a "washington post" reporter but it's unclear what the decision is or if jason rezaian has been sentenced. he's a california-born reporter who has been head for nearly a year and a half. the closed door trial was criticized by the u.s. government and many press organizations. the paper vehemently denied accusation he's a spy. a memphis police officer is dead, shot near his home while
off duty. there are reports he may have gotten into an argument with a neighbor. he is the second memphis officer to die within the past three months. another was killed after a traffic stop. there's a new development in the police shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice in cleveland, ohio. two recently reports now conclude the officers' actions were considered reasonable but his family is outraged as abc's ron claiborne takes a look. >> reporter: the two outside experts retained by cleveland prosecutors looked at this evidence, and they concluded the shooting of 12-year-old african-american boy tamir rice was justified. officer timothy loehmann and his partner were responding to a 911 of someone in a park with a gun. it turned out he had a pellet gun. but a former fbi agent said, not only was he required to make a split-second decision, but his response was a reasonable one. in his report, a denver prosecutor dissected the video. tamir walking toward the police
car as it arrives. officer loehmann firing from close range in a matter of seconds. his conclusion, officer loehmann was in a position of great peril. tamir's family, including his mother, outraged by the reports' findings. >> ms. rice and her family now believe that this has been an 11-plus-month charade to ensure that's there's no accountability or indictment of these officers. >> reporter: a grand jury will ultimately decide whether to bring charges against the officers. but tamir's family is skeptical. the prosecutor has said he invited their lawyers to submit their own reports from the experts. they may not do this saying they do not trust that prosecutor. now to the travel nightmare for tens of thousands of people across the country triggered by a computer glitch. technical issues at southwest airlines delayed about 450 flights leaving passengers waiting in line for hours. the airline's website mobile app and airport terminals all in chaos. agents were forced to issue handwritten boarding passes to
anyone who had downloaded their tickets to the phones. >> they took my name down manually on a piece of paper at the gate which made me feel a little bit uneasy. >> the problem has yet to be fixed, but southwest says there's no indication that the hacking is to blame. passengers flying today are urged to go to the airport about two hours early and print boarding passes before arriving. > many of us benefitting from the low oil prices at the pump. now you may benefit at the airport. airlines are starting to pass on to customers some of what they've been saving as far as in jet fuel costs. airfares are coming down 9% from august to september. they're almost 20% less from a year ago for the same time period and are expected to stay lower than a year ago for the next three months. but now bad news about lower oil and gasoline prices. they're the reason any increase
in benefits for social security and other federal retirement programs is unlikely this year. those payments are tied to inflation which is being held in check at the pump. it would be only in -- it would be only the third time in 40 years that there hasn't been an increase. we'll know thursday for sure. a rhode island pumpkin grower has outdone himself. he has a pumpkin that weighs more than a ton. >> the giant gourd weighing in at 2,230 pounds. it is 224 inches around. ron wallace is the man that grew it. his previous world record for heaviest pumpkin was 2,009 pounds. that was three years ago. another pumpkin weighed an impressive 1500 pounds. has no plans to carve up his latest wonder for halloween. it may go to the new york botanical garden. >> that's a good spot. >> that is a good spot -- and coming up -- >> good eats. >> coming up "the mix," the latest pro women sports league
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the demolition of a housing project in scotland didn't quite go as planned. six high rises were supposed to be destroyed by when the dust cleared two still standing. spectators booed. the rest of the towers will be demolished using machinery. what do you use? a wrecking ball? >> wrecking ball. >> we only know wrecking ball because of miley cyrus. that's not the kind of wrecking ball they'll use. >> nice scenery anyway. okay. also caught on tape is an incident outside of houston, texas, sparking outrage. a young city councilman tasered by police officers outside his own apartment building while he was on his knees. abc's marci gonzales has the latest. >> reporter: questions about this take-down of a texas city councilman tased by police in his front yard. >> put your hands behind your back!
>> reporter: police body cam video shows councilman jonathan miller outside of his home thursday night, asking officers why they were questioning three of his friends. >> i'm not trying to be combative or anything. >> okay, i'm not either. >> city councilman -- >> i know who he is. >> okay, man. go stand over there, man. this is a scene. this is a scene. come on. come on. >> officer, please do not put your hands on me. >> go over there before you go to jail for interfering. >> reporter: the tension, quickly escalating. >> i'm telling you one more time go over there before you go to jail. turn around. >> i'm not saying nothing. get your hands off me. >> reporter: police saying he physically resisted arrest. and mr. miller continued to resist even after repeated commands to stop. >> he's going to have to tase you. you're not doing -- >> oh! >> reporter: the prairie view police chief telling abc station ktrk that female officer also responded as backup to the controversial arrest of sandra bland in this same town over the
summer. miller, charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties, now out of jail. he and neighbors, raising concerns over the male officer's use of force. >> the cop wasn't in danger. i don't see why he should have tased him. >> reporter: both officers still on the job while the department investigates. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> very hard to watch but the body cams help so much now. >> more to come on that. and coming up right here, americans apparently can't get enough of "homeland." the emmy-winning smash hit is now premiering its fifth season. this morning we have a rare behind-the-scenes look at the program that has us all wondering just how real are those plot lines. and ahead in our next half hour, lottery workers rigging the system so they win big payouts. the scandal spreading to several states. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. after this from our abc stations.
chime] ting we are in the new there's no doubt about it, we are in the new golden age of television dramas that appear to be so realistic, sometimes it's hard to tell the hollywood plot lines from the actual news headlines. >> i have to say at the top of the heap is showtime's "homeland." such a good show. now it is kicking off its fifth season. martha raddatz with an inside look. >> i was in the cia. i'm a private citizen now. >> reporter: "homeland's" newest season set in germany begins with a twist. former cia operative carrie mathison played by claire danes has given up trying to save the world for domestic bliss. >> carrie has morphed into a happy person. yeah. pigs are flying.
she's just fully surrendered to domesticity and having a great time with it. for about five minutes. >> do you have the key? >> action. >> reporter: on the set in berlin, carrie's former cia colleague saul berenson played by mandy patinkin is not getting much relief either. but like the character he plays, patinkin is as tight-lipped as any real cia operative. >> a data breach. >> so he's back in the game and the stuff starts hitting the fan right away and then everything gets woven into a web of endless varieties of which i can't really tell you very much. >> reporter: this is such a great description of nothing. >> yeah, i can't tell you nothing. >> i might, as well be a presidential candidate or a president. >> reporter: but his dry sense of humor in person is so different from his but he has very strong views
about foreign policy that in some ways mirror his character. opening up about his views in a very personal and surprising way. >> i hope there's something people learn from "homeland." i hope there's something being taught about when we act on our own arrogance and thinking that we're right what happens. people make mistakes. ♪ fathers, mothers people make mistakes ♪ ♪ holding to their own >> that song from the musical "into the woods" points out even mythical heros can have flaws much like saul on "homeland." and patinkin has studied that character very carefully with some real-world help. >> i met with brennan at the cia. >> reporter: he means the real cia director, john brennan. >> he holds it all tight. doesn't give up very much. but he wanted me to see his heart. and he wanted me to see that these cia guys, these guys that get a lot of heat, that they're human beings. what i love about "homeland" is at their best, like shakespeare to show both sides fully. so whatever the enemy is and on both sides i think we're all the enemy and all not the enemy all of us.
and when we do that, that's the game. and if people feel that they're being paid attention to, if they are being listened to, if they are being respected, i think the world will change. freedom, justice and dignity. >> martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> interesting seeing mandy there by the way. such a vast career he's had. many intelligence experts say the show is quite truth to life. >> that's good to know. >> i took my earpiece out because i didn't want any spoilers. i haven't seen all the research. >> i was doing research. plenty of spoilers what happens
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>> not yet. >> look how many people are there. not bad for a first. >> it's exciting. >> cleveland has not had a number of legendary catches in its football career, but take a look at this incredible catch over the weekend by gary barnich here. do you see where the ball ended up there? he got knocked off his opponent's leg and ended up between his knees. >> oh really? >> and then where is the ball? there it is in between his knees. >> and it's legal. >> so we call that a thigh master move. >> suzanne somers would be very, very proud of that. that is incredible. you can't even describe that. >> that is impressive. he may have the most powerful thighs in all of america. >> he cracks nuts. >> let me save you from yourself, kendis. we'll go onto the next story. i've actually talked about you know, "scream."
take a look at people being scared. you see these? scream with 23 haunted house reactions. this is in niagara falls, canada. >> so this is the -- >> genuine. >> at a haunted house. these are their reactions once they're scared? >> yeah, and the camera flashes. that's the best one i thought. >> that's the best one. this is good. >> people get creeped out at these haunted houses, even the big boys. >> jumping up on top of each other and getting out of here. that's a great way institute the kids seem more tame than the adults. daddy's not quite sure about turning the corner. all right. so you have kids. we all know kids like to nibble on their nails once in awhile. their parents came up with -- realize this had, as well. they came up with edible nail polish. the real nail polish is toxic. these come in several colors. barley grass green, beet red and sour carrot orange. >> i'm not sure this is a good
this morning on "world news now," major meltdown. the computer disaster for a popular airline that left passengers in crowded terminals coast to coast. the mess for travelers this morning and what's expected to be another frustrating day. clinton controversy. the former secretary of state and her private e-mail server, president obama's first comments about it and what he thinks hillary clinton should have done. and new this half hour, the sailor drifting at sea for five days. >> almost out of fuel and out of drinking water until the coast guard heard a distress call. the rescue caught on camera. later in "the skinny," political advice for kanye west who says he's running for president in 2020, and this advice from someone who knows what he's talking about. it is monday, it is columbus day, october 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
>> hey, good monday morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson with you. thank you for joining us on this columbus day. hope you're enjoying your columbus day barbecue or traditional celebrations. >> barbecue, it's a little too early for barbecue at this point. we hope you're not at the airports. >> yes, a lot of people are stuck at the airport, probably staying at the airport overnight. starting with the chaos across the country sparked by a major glitch by southwest airlines. >> the airline was forced to revert to the old way of doing things, issuing handwritten tickets to thousands of passengers. that meant hundreds of delays, long lines and short tempers. >> i'm still not 100% confident that i'm going to get on that flight. >> reporter: that was the general consensus among
southwest airline passengers sunday. what southwest called a technology issue said gremlins everywhere along their network leaving its reservation centers, mobile app, and airport terminals in chaos. >> but sometimes, that murphy's law gets you. >> reporter: hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers put on hold with nothing to do except hurry up and wait. >> they took my name down manually on a piece of paper at the gate which made me feel a little bit uneasy. >> reporter: this was a scene from the monorail at the las vegas airport. long lines of would-be passengers forced to be pedestrians. in los angeles, tents shaded passengers from are the sun as they cooled their heels in the 90-degree-plus heat. the trouble began around 10:00 a.m. as southwest began manually issuing boarding passes. by midmorning the airline tweeted we apologize for this morning's technical issues. we are working to restore service to our customers and we appreciate your patience. as southwest employees handed out water to frustrated customers. by 1:30 p.m., the number of affected flights reached 450. southwest says it doesn't know
what caused the problem or when it will be fixed. the airline is advising flyers to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled departures. this is the latest in a string of airline glitches. last month, american airlines experienced computer problems that briefly kept passengers from checking and halted a number of flights. united was plagued by a similar issue twice over the summer. well, it's a much scarier problem for passengers on a flight from las vegas. its takeoff aborted after an engine caught fire. the md-80 jet taxied to a remote part of the airport. passengers and crew were able to use the rear doors and stairs to evacuate. allegiant air also had three emergency landings in a two-week period this past summer. there's a deal in the first lawsuit arriving from a huge fertilizer plant explosion 2.5 years ago. 15 people were killed and many more injured. and a large part of the town of west texas was leveled in
april, 2013. jury selection was set to begin this morning. no details of the settlement released as of yet. at least two more trials are scheduled. heat, dry conditions, and strong winds are fueling flames in colorado, nebraska and wyoming. firefighters in northern colorado spent much of sunday trying to contain three blazes. a hundred-acre blaze south of bennett consumed two sheds and a building and 12 cars. two firefighters sustained injuries. a fire in greeley destroyed a barn and scorched up to 300 acres. nature's fury on full display in tampa, florida. a waterspout wreaking havoc. it moves over the skyway bridge, startling drivers. then the funnel cloud lifts a us postal service semi truck into the air. see it there. rips it apart. amazingly the driver was not injured. mail was scattered across the
highway. it looked like a toy truck. >> that's near downtown, right? >> it is, not too far. part of south carolina still underwater after last week's historic floods. the death toll stands at 19. at least 17 dams have failed so far as water recedes in some towns, thousands are now battling a new enemy. phillip mena is there. >> reporter: with waters receding in some parts of south carolina, the racing to what's left of these homes. >> you tear it all out. get the house dried out, and build it back. >> reporter: volunteers helping homeowners as the city hauls away debris. >> if you get to the point where the mold goes so rapidly, it could be a complete demo. >> reporter: the goal, getting the water-damaged drywall and furniture removed before mold starts growing.
farther east, a much different story. in the flooded town of conway, the river is now eight feet above normal. and for the thousands living in the flood path, life is still far from normal. >> it's pretty hard for them also. they've never been through anything like this. >> reporter: trips to school, work, even walmart, require a 20-minute boat ride down the street. >> i just wish it would all go away. i wish there was a plug we could pull to make it go on somewhere. >> reporter: with so many roads still impassable, fema is now bringing in amphibious vehicles to help stranded residents get around. >> we have never experienced anything like this in our life. >> reporter: this is one of those roads still impassable. it could take up to a month for these streets to dry out. phillip mena, abc news, conway, south carolina. >> i can't believe how long that has been ongoing. thank you. a man is safe on land this morning after being adrift for five days in a disabled boat. the coast guard rescued him off the hawaiian islands and towed his boat to shore. he told the coast guard his 28-foot catamaran lost its mast during a storm. he had to wait to drift close enough to land before he could
send a distress call. two male suicide bombers are blamed for turkey's worst terrorist attack in years. thousands are mourning the nearly 100 victims killed on saturday as they gathered for a peace rally. officials say the bombers were backed by kurdish rebels or isis militants. mourners are angry at the government for not preventing the attack. the turkish air force is attacking rebel forces. we're getting word this morning that army sergeant bowe bergdahl may be spared from prison. his attorney says an investigator officer has represented lighter penalties. he was captured by the taliban and held for five years. he was freed last year and faces charges of desertion. the most severe punishment includes life in prison. president obama is weighing in on the e-mail controversy plaguing hillary clinton. in an interview with "60 minutes" he acknowledged her use of a private e-mail server was a
mistake but he said he didn't think it posed a national security problem. and he attributed the intense focus on the issue for the last three months partially to the presidential political season. >> what i think is that it is important for her to answer these questions to the satisfaction of the american public and they can make their own judgment. >> president obama also said there's no evidence that clinton's server was used to hide something or store information. vice president joe biden is expected to decide this week if he's going to run for president. biden dodged questions about his intentions as he attended his grandson's football game over the weekend. now, sources say biden won't make an announcement till after the first democratic debate which is being held in las vegas tomorrow night. cars have always been a big part of the james bond films, and they were on the streets of paris yesterday. >> 20 automobiles from the sunbeam alpine in the first film "doctor no" to a dv10 created for the next film were all on
display to promote "specter" which will be released in two weeks in britain and next month here in the u.s. >> the only one missing was a submarine car from "the spy who loved me." there's occasionally a bentley or two. >> rolls-royce. >> go ahead. >> i was going to say british intelligence also owns an occasional bmw or range rover. >> good, they know their cars. the current movie, they wasted about $37 million worth of cars just blowing them up. >> just the cars an loan? >> just the cars that were blown up. >> i'm scared to ask what the final budget was. >> exactly. no wonder daniel craig says he's not coming back. coming up in "the skinny," vin diesel problems that he does not have a dad bod. is this for real. >> see for yourself. >> changing the rules about high school homecoming kings and queens. even a 3-year-old with a fantastic attitude can be a campus hero. >> the growing scandal involving a former lottery worker accused
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kate visibly moved by the story of a woman who suffered from depression. now to a major sports headline. chase utley's appeal of his suspension will be heard today. l.a. dodgers' second baseman has been suspended for three games and three and four of the playoff games rather. with the mets after this slide on saturday's game. utley collided with mets shortstop tejeda who broke his right leg. major league baseball said the slide violated the rules. we could have a ruling on the appeal by game time tonight. >> people wondering what's going to happen. >> two critical games coming up. >> two critical games coming up. that series being tied. turning to another foul play. it's growing into a criminal investigation. a potential multimillion dollar fraud scandal. >> centers around a former lottery worker accused of rigging drawings by fixing numbers with a computer program. it's not his first time doing so. abc's clayton sandell with the
story. >> reporter: what authorities call one of the biggest lottery frauds ever. >> if you watch all five numbers and the hot ball, you win the jackpot. >> reporter: is getting bigger. part of what prosecutors say is an inside job by a former lottery employee, edward tipton. tipton allegedly rigged computers to pick specific numbers so he could win iowa's hot lotto game. but hiding his own identity, paying associates to try and collect the $16 million prize. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have the winning ticket. >> reporter: eventually, he was fired, convicted, sentenced to prison. >> tipton guilty of fraud -- >> reporter: but officials say he also fixed games in colorado and wisconsin. a total of $1.3 million paid to winner who's just happened to be tipton's own brother and a long-time friend. they have not been charged in this case, but that friend, robert rhodes, is facing two counts of fraud in the earlier iowa case. >> this is a breach of trust against lotteries, players, our games, and the billions of dollars at stake for the worthy
causes that lotteries benefit. >> reporter: tipton's lawyer is appealing the conviction and says this new charge is an effort to garner publicity. for an untimely investigation, calling the previous case fatally flawed. but investigators say they're not done. >> this is now a nationwide investigation. that seeks to identify instances where individuals may have taken advantage of personal relationships to perpetrate fraud against the lottery game. >> reporter: the lotteries say they've now added multiple layers of new security. hoping to lower the odds of getting taken again. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. it's amazing he was able to do it for so long. if that was the case. the iowa lottery officials are saying none of the computers that he used are currently in use now. >> so many different hands too, apparently involved. so we'll see. okay. when we come back, the presidential advice handed down to kanye west. and vin diesel strikes back at body shamers. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
may run for president in 2020. so what does the current commander in chief have to say about that? >> do you really think that this country's going to elect a black guy from the southside of chicago with a funny name to be president of the united states? that is crazy. that's cray. >> that's cray. >> the president made the joke at a fund-raiser this weekend in san francisco where west was headlining that night. >> i like that he used cray. i wonder if the president was about fleek. you were teaching me last week at commercial break. >> that wardrobe right there is on fleek. >> right. next, speaking of -- >> you were schooled. >> you're schooling me. okay. thanks for trying to make me school. speaking of presidential politics, is a song at the center of a tug of war between one republican hopeful and a music legend. >> little did anyone know 48
years ago when it was released that it would spark a growing political firestorm. ♪ dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams turn ♪ >> attorneys for steven tyler has sent a cease and desist letter to donald trump's campaign to quit using the ballad at campaign events. >> get this -- tyler is a registered republican and his lawyer says this isn't about a political or a personal issue with trump but one of permission and copyright. no comment yet from the trump campaign. so it's a money issue. next up, vin diesel is striking back at what he calls body shamers. >> days ago, paparazzi caught him shirtless in miami sporting a softer look. maybe that's the right word? many fans labeled the dad bod. so the 48-year-old "fast and furious" actor releasing this photo to his 11 million followers showing off his famous physique. >> sucking in for the two
seconds it takes to click. the photo has reached more than 200,000 likes with one fan commenting if that's what they call a dad bod, then bring it on. >> bring on the laundry too. >> a six-pack. speaking of big numbers, a piece of celebrity real estate has just dropped in price again. >> bankrupt rapper 50 cent has been trying for eight years to unload his 50,000 square foot mansion in connecticut. that's huge. it was originally listed at $18.5 million. he's cut the asking price several times. now down to just $8.5 million. >> i wonder if he'll pay the heating bill if you buy it. the house is set on 17 acres, 21 bedrooms. one of the largest private residences in america. costs $17,000 to maintain. he bought the house from mike tyson. just over $4 million. >> even at $8.5 million, one expert says it's too high
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tradition, it is changing. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: at the homecoming game at this pennsylvania high school, the biggest play came at halftime. the whole school coming together to crown a queen. unlike any other. >> she just has a kind heart. always wants to brighten people's day, and she does. >> reporter: this year's queen, sarah nuslin, has down's syndrome, but her sister lizzie said that's not why she's being honored. >> she didn't win because she as a disability. it's because she's a great person overall. >> reporter: and in tennessee, braden carpenter sported this new haircut for homecoming all because his date ali is fighting brain cancer. he wanted to make her comfortable. his reward, her big smile. and at denver's manuel high school the team made football history making a 3-year-old girl their queen. >> it's something that touched us. there's so few times where you can feel an immediate impact. >> reporter: the term first met
avelin when they rehabbed her backyard making sure she had grass to play in. she's undergone multiple open heart surgeries. her fighting spirit and the players' love for her a true homecoming memory. >> touched my heart so much. like i wanted to cry to see this little girl walk out and be crowned queen. >> tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> it's great to see the tradition is changing. i imagine back if high school you were probably so popular. >> i was the nerd. yeah, nice try guys. >> we've got spirit, yes, we do. >> i've got spirit in the library with my books. that was a real picture of my high school days. thanks for giving me nice thighs to our graphics department. >> they did a very good job. i'm sure you were probably like queen of the ball. >> queen of the library. >> coming up. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning -- travel warning. a computer glitch forcing hand-written tickets at airports. security lines wrapping around terminals. and outside. what you should know before traveling today. national stage. presidential hopefuls preparing to debate. the democratic front-runners finally facing off as a deadline quickly approaches for joe biden to enter the race. plus, the mistake president obama says hillary clinton made. a group of swimmers swept out to sea by a rip current. clinging to a pier. as people race to their rescue. and major mistake. an implosion doesn't do as planned. wait until you see how this one ends.