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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. our top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now," underwater. powerful storms that swamp texas are moving east this morning, leaving behind a soggy mess. residents will finally get a chance to dry out after some areas got battered by more than 20 inches of rain. >> police in south carolina found up to 10,000 guns in a home and a warehouse. most of them were hunting rifles and shotguns. most of them were hunting rifles and shotguns. the suspect arrested in connection with the firearms named brent nicholson also facing drug charges. >> vice president joe biden says he didn't run for the white house because he didn't think he could win the election. he says the reason it took so long to decide was that his family was still grieving the loss of his son beau.
the united auto workers and general motors have reached a tentative contract agreement moments before a strike deadline. the contract covers about 53,000 gm workers. those are some of our top stories on this monday, october 26th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we say good morning to you. we're going to get started this half hour with the rain that is still pounding the gulf coast states this morning. finally moving away from texas. >> take a look. here's what it looked like in louisiana overnight. low visibility on the slick roads. radar shows the gulf region still getting drenched an at this hour. the heaviest downpours will stretch all the way to the florida panhandle. rob marciano tracking it all. >> reporter: texas under water. parts of the state getting more than 20 inches of rain. >> reporter: this neighborhood submerged. emergency crews using buses, boats, even humvees to help
residents evacuate. driving is treacherous -- more than 70 rescues south of dallas including this man and his dog with seconds to spare. floods even derailing the cars on this freight train. many bayous here in houston near or over the tops of their banks, and low-lying roads and highways shut down because of high water. cars like those two back there getting wallowed by all this rain. this man searching for his submerged car getting stuck when the water was calf deep. >> i watched my car slowly disappear. >> reporter: trying to attach a chain so the tow truck could pull it out ultimately giving up. outside houston, this funnel cloud antoine reported tornadoes. >> i look out the window and all you saw was a whirlwind of trash. >> reporter: winds toppling fences. in galveston, winds gusting over 50 miles an hour, waves ten feet high causing this tanker to run
aground. the rain not moving all that fast. low around lake charles, louisiana. will scoot across the basin as we've got wind and flood advisories. that gives you an idea of the scope of the system. the timing is such that some of the heavier rains will be in eastern louisiana and mobile, alabama, to extend all the way into the florida panhandle. they'll pile up from new orleans to say pensacola. could see 3, 4, 5 more inches of rainfall with this storm. rob marciano, abc news, houston, texas. >> some of the moisture you see right there, the remnants from the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere are remarkably little damage and destruction in mexico. hurricane patricia barreled ashore friday as a category 5, but weakened significantly as it hit the mountains. more than 3,000 homes were damaged along with nearly 10,000 acres of farmland. puerto vallarta and other resort areas were spared the storm.
breaking overnight, the frantic search for survivors from a whale watching boat that capsized. first responders rushed to a dock where the people arrived. as of now, at least five people were killed. eight people hospitalized. most listed in stable condition. next, dramatic new video of u.s. troops in direct combat inside iraq. the joint operation with kurdish troops to free dozens of men from an isis prison. it's the first u.s. boots on the ground operation in the war against islamic state and it took the life of one american. abc's jennifer eccleston reports. >> reporter: men the barefoot spattered with blood running for their lives and the u.s. delta force in the middle of it all. >> this is an example of a case where we could do something.
we alone had the capability. i'm prepared to do that. >> reporter: the video provides a rare look inside the daring nighttime raid on an isis prison. u.s. special forces teamed with kurdish fighters racing to rescue about 70 hostages just hours ahead of what would have been a mass execution. the helmet camera shows the soldiers storming the compound in northern iraq. at one point, you can see the black isis flag hanging on the wall. u.s. air strikes had cleared roads and surrounded isis reinforcements but as the team got inside the building, an intensifier fight erupted and army master sergeant joshua wheeler was wounded and later died. >> the last mission he was on there, there's 70 people that got to go home because of what he did. >> reporter: during his 20-year career in the army, wheeler earned 11 bronze stars. the mission and wheeler's death leading to questions about president obama's position that american troops will not have a combat role in iraq. the pentagon calls this an
exception but says there will be more like it. >> they will be in harm's way. there's who question about it. >> reporter: defense secretary carter says american troops are only advisors on missions but combat is always a possibility. jennifer eccleston, abc news, london. to oklahoma, new charges in the deadly crash at the oklahoma state university homecoming parade. thousands were watching when a car plowed into spectators. four people were killed including a 2-year-old boy. at least 46 people were injured. four critically. the chamber says the dui charges and four counts of second degree murder. she will be in court kurt later today. a life saving moment inside a utah high school was all caught on camera. luckily the faculty recently completed a cpr refresher course. >> reporter: watch these middle schoolers jogging in gym class, when suddenly 14-year-old skyler nelson slows down, puts his
hands on his hips, then collapses onto the floor. surveillance cameras rolling as the teacher checks his pulse and calls for help. >> he was trying to breathe at first. then there was a point where he stopped breathing altogether. >> reporter: vice principal eric price, who attended a cpr refresher course just days earlier, putting his knowledge into action. price and the school resource officer alternating applying compressions. >> he had actually, essentially, died right there in our gym. he wasn't with us. >> he was gone. >> he was gone. >> reporter: 11 terrifying minutes later, paramedics arriving, rushing skyler to the hospital where doctors discovered a genetic heart defect, implanting a defibrillator in his chest. >> i'd like to say thank you very much, i'm grateful, and god bless you. >> reporter: skyler's heroes visiting him in the hospital. >> skyler looked at us as we were leaving and said, "thank
you for saving my life." >> reporter: grateful they'd brushed up on their life saving skills. linzie janis, abc news, new york. the nation's top pediatrician group is out with new recommendations on regulator e-cigarettes. the doctors say the age restriction to buy them should be raised to 21 and urging the fda to regulated e-cigarettes the same as other tobacco products, and they want child proof packaging on liquid nicotine used in the e-cigarettes. this coming weekend, the annual halloween parade will take place in new york's greenwich village. some amazing costumes get their final touches this week. >> this past weekend, some of new york's dogs all dressed up in their halloween finest. they did it for the 25th annual halloween dog parade which also takes place in the village. >> those four-legged friends need -- it's like a pope. >> is that a pope?
>> a dry run ahead of going trick-or-treating with their owners this coming saturday. they all look great doing it, or course. >> very stylish. >> good deal. so coming up, expert analysis and play by play. the thing we call sports with reena, including a world series preview and sunday night football. >> glad you see it that way. only person in america. also ahead, warnings about halloween products that could put a real scare into your life from face paint to creepy contacts. you'll want to stay tuned. and the giz wiz and security gadgets here on "world news now." hey, you the that gadget down! [ alarm ] >> that almost seems like a halloween segment there. we say thanks to him. first, today's forecast. billings is back on the map. 56. yes, montana. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by breathe right. "world news now" weather. brought to you by breathe right. mouthbreather. a
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but this is south america. specifically one venezuelan town founded by a group of german immigrants in the 1840s. more t more than two centuries later, they are still celebrating their ties to the black forest with traditional costumes, dances and, of course, lots of beer. and i would assume bratwurst, right? don't you have the them at oktoberfest. >> lots of lederhosen clearly. and today's entry -- we could keep on that video all day. in the giant pumpkin contest this one comes from waterville, ohio, weighing in at nearly 1300 pounds and stands five feet tall. >> wow. >> the owner says at peak growing season the pumpkin packs on 40 pounds of flesh every day. he's been perfecting this technique ever since buying pumpkin seeds at the age of 6. >> he's certainly got it down. >> a normal pumpkin. >> that's enough for how many pumpkin pies. >> quite a bit and some pumpkin beer.
new this morning, popular products sold here before halloween. >> we have warnings about them from costumes to face paint to creepy contact lenses. there's a consumer alert to put a scare on you. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: a warning for parents gearing up for halloween. that face paint to turn your kids into scary creatures or ghosts could be a health hazard. new york senator chuck consumer warning parents this week to think twice before painting their kids' faces. >> we're asking the fda to do an investigation of halloween makeup to try and curb it. if not for this year, for future years. >> reporter: a report by the campaign for safe cosmetics tested ten of the most popular face paint brands and found that ten contained lead. and six of them had traces of other metals considered potentially toxic. so what can parents do? >> look for theater paint instead of costume paint or instead of halloween paint. theater paint is actually made of higher quality ingredients that are less likely to cause
breakouts. >> reporter: many dermatologists warn some of these face paints can cause breakouts and skin rashes. >> many of my patients have come to me with red, irritated, inflamed skin. i've seen someone come in with severe blistering. >> the u.s. attorney's office in los angeles cracking down on another creepy cosmetic. contact lenses like these designed to creep out your friends. they can actually cause serious eye damage. a u.s. attorney's office charging ten california sellers of lenses that it calls a serious danger to unsuspecting halloween shoppers which could be contaminated with dangerous pathogens. >> they may be widely available through the internet. even though they're available doesn't mean that the lenses themselves are fda approved. >> ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> you assume because they're on store shelves they're products that are safe. that's not always the case. >> do you paint your kids face? >> no, they're so little. they're toddlers. we tend not to. >> who knew that about the
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it for you. the max is very clever under 40 bucks. it's a motion sensor if it senses motion, a light comes on. if you get up during the night it will light your way. it listens for smoke and carbon monoxide. when they go off, it goes off and makes more noise because people hear different tones. by varying the tone, everybody can hear it. once it goes off, you slide it out, unplug it from the wall. and then now you can use it as a flashlight. >> wow. >> and if you need to charge your phone, you can do that. arlo from net gear, these are wireless security cameras. there are no wires at all. they're battery operated. they run four to six months before you replace the batteries. flat bottom. put them anywhere on a shelf. it comes with this clever mount which is magnetic. so put that in the wall and then you can carefully aim the camera. >> wow.
>> exactly where you want it to be. >> that's great. so you get the camera, the mount, and the base station for under $200. that's net gear. wittings, this is another security camera. this is kind of neat. the base lights up and tells you different things. red, the air adequate in the room it's in is not good. right now it's blinking blue because it's looking for bluetooth because it's not connected to my phone. there's a speaker in there and it can actually play lullabies if this is -- you're using it as a baby monitor. >> that's great. they thought of everything for this one. >> everything. this is really interesting. this is called mace alert 911. i'll pick it up here. basically all this does, push this button, all it does is call 911 for you. any cell phone will do that, even if you have no service, it can still call 911. what's great about mace 911, it uses any cell carrier. if you're in an area where your own cell phone does not get a signal, you use this is and this
will try any carrier find the best and call out. and then there's a speakerphone in here. you talk to the police over that. >> that's great. probably a good idea to keep in your car. >> absolutely. if you don't want to spend money at all, there are fake security systems. these are fake cameras. this looks very real. about $15 or $17. finally what you can do is just buy security signs, and put them out and, of course, someone is going to say let's go to the house without the signs he may have a high power system in there. >> anything to deter a criminal. >> i have a friend who put a big dog bone and a water bowl by his backdoor and it works. >> we love having you here. dick debartolo. head to gizwiz.biz or wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." head to gizwiz.biz or our facebook page wnn fans.com. you're watching "world news now."
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>> 2 for 1. the eagles closed to within five points but shut them out from there. panthers winning it 27-16 and they stay undefeated. >> nice. >> let me hear you roar, panthers. >> joining the other teams that are undefeated, the broncos. >> the broncos. >> uh-huh. >> patriots. yes, of course. >> anyone else? >> the jets are not undefeated. >> jets still not undefeated. >> we don't have to highlight. accentuate the positive, folks. sports with reena. coming up, some more football only in this country we kind of call it soccer. the final day of the regular season for major league soccer. yesterday there was plenty to play for. sporting kansas city need aid win against the los angeles galaxy in order to claim a postseason spot and boy did they get it. kc won it 2-1. they locked up the western conference's final playoff position. sporting will play at portland on thursday night. a winner moves on. loser goes home. the mls playoffs start wednesday night. the galaxy, i miss my beckham. i do. >> he played for the galaxy. >> what kind of sports do you
think this is? of course, i knew he played for the galaxy. what's next, badminton? >> and in case you missed it this weekend. >> them be fighting words. >> i'm going to take this up at the break with you. the royals beat the blue jays. the jays are now in the alcs setting the stage for the world series. and not without a little controversy. the home run ball caught by the fan but was ruled a home run by the ump. >> oomph. >> is a sigh. >> i was trying to say there was umph because the champagne flowed. they got to play the mets. mets arrived in kc last night. >> we saw them. starts tomorrow, right? >> 8:00 p.m. on fox. >> who do you have? >> i'm going with the galaxy, l.a. >> tomorrow 8:00 p.m. on fox. >> who do you have? >> who do you have? >> i'm going with the galaxy, l.a.
this morning on "world news now," extreme weather hitting this morning on "world news now," extreme weather hitting several states at this hour. >> dangerous downpours and flash floods hitting texas and louisiana before moving north and east. the watches, the warnings, and what's left of a major hurricane accuweather has it covered. homecoming tragedy. new details about the driver who slammed into a crowd at a parade. the heartbreak and what investigators now say about that driver. your voice, your vote. hillary and bill clinton have a reason to celebrate today. while jeb bush is explaining a major change in his presidential campaign. and later, robin thicke's astonishing admission caught on camera. what he's saying now about his smash hit from 2013 "blurred lines," and accusations of plagiarism. it is monday, october 26th. from abc news, this is
"world news now." >> and who doesn't like blurred lines? >> that is the song of the decade. >> absolutely. it's a monday morning. so everything's all blurry this morning. i say hello to you. kendis gibson here. >> sounds like it was a good weekend for you, my friend. >> it was a long weekend for most of us. >> it was a long weekend for a lot of people when it comes to weather. really sort of difficult situation along the gulf coast. drenching storms. and dragged by hurricane patricia unleashing heavy downpours this morning as it shifts east. >> texas will finally get a chance to dry out after a weekend of record rainfall, widespread flooding and dramatic water rescues. but there were no reports of fatalities. abc's elizabeth hur is in the heart of the flood zone. >> reporter: a super soaker down south. more than 20 inches of rain pounding the bible belt outside new orleans, drivers forced to
slow down. nearby an elderly woman injured by a small tornado. south of dallas, more than 70 rescues including this man and his dog. the floodwaters so powerful, they derailed train cars. and the houston area a funnel cloud and two reports of tornadoes. >> looked out the window and all you saw was a whirlwind of trash. >> reporter: this man got stuck trying to find his car. >> i stood there and watched my car slowly disappear. . >> reporter: he ultimately gave up. further south in galveston, winds at more than 50 miles an hour and ten-foot high waves caused this empty tanker to run aground. this neighborhood submerged. >> we've never been flooded here and we've had other times when it's rained a lot. >> reporter: flash flood watches remain in effect from eastern texas to the florida panhandle. elizabeth hur, abc news, new orleans. >> those watches and warnings could soon extend across a much wider area of the country. >> as the storms move from the gulf region to the north and east, our coverage continues
with accuweather's justin povick. good morning to you. >> thanks and good morning to you. another day packed full of heavy rain with the likelihood of additional flash flooding. more so the case a little further east this morning into this afternoon from mobile along i-10 into northwestern florida. i'm also concerned about gusty thunderstorms in the afternoon and what's going to happen is this wet weather will advance further north and east back into the tennessee valley as we head toward tuesday. reena and kendis, back to you. >> justin, our thanks to you. crews are still checking on isolated areas in mexico slammed by hurricane patricia. the historic category 5 storm caused no deaths and much less destruction than expected when it blew ashore friday night. more than 3,000 homes were damaged along with nearly 10,000 acres of farmland. the mexican president says all major roads and airports are operating normally. >> breaking overnight the search off british columbia for
survivors from a whale watching boat that capsized. someone captured this image as the boat went down. first respond others rushed to a dock where some of the 27 people who were on board arrived. as of now, at least five people killed, eight hospitalized, most most listed in stable condition. from oklahoma this morning, new charges in that deadly crash at the oklahoma state university hope coming parade. thousands of spectators were watching when a car plowed into them from behind, killing four people including a 2-year-old. the driver, adacia chambers, was arrested pore dui. now also facing four counts of second degree murder. her lawyer says she may suffer from mental illness. >> there was a period where i think that for better lack of term, she could have even blacked out. she only remembers from what was communicated with me the end of the crash. people removing her from the car.
shards of glass being everywhere and her being extremely confused while at the same time trying to maintain the ability to cooperate. >> prosecutors are waiting for results of blood tests to determine whether chambers was impaired by drugs or alcohol. she's expected to make a court appearance later today. now to an extraordinary look inside that commando raise on an isis prison which freed dozens of hostages. alex marquardt has the pictures. >> reporter: amid heavy gunfire, the hostages stream out of the darkness. their hands up, their feet bare, their clothes bloody. lit by the glow of a fire and the head lamps of their rescuers. this new video, shot on helmet camera, shows american delta forces along with kurdish fighters storming an isis prison in northern iraq on thursday. they rescued around 70 men whom the pentagon says faced imminent execution. >> this was an opportunity in which the capabilities that we uniquely possess could have a material effect. >> reporter: they cleared room
after room. the black isis flag hanging on the wall. american voices could be heard clearly as the hostages are patted down. all were saved, while around 20 isis fighters were killed. but one delta team member died, in the crossfire. master sergeant joshua wheeler, a recipient of 11 bronze stars and a father of four. he's the first american killed in combat against isis. his body arriving back in the u.s. this weekend in a flag draped coffin. >> this american did what i'm very proud that americans do in that situation. he ran to the sound of the guns. >> reporter: the pentagon denies that this now means that u.s. forces are taking part in combat in iraq calling these circumstances unique and saying there will be more raids like this in the future. alex marquardt, abc news, london. back at home, we're getting new insight into vice president joe biden's decision not to run for the white house. he tells cbs he decided against running because he couldn't win because he didn't have time to
get a campaign up and running. and biden says his family was still grieving the death of his son. >> i said from the beginning that i don't know whether our ability to deal with the loss of beau would reach a point where we could do that before time ran out, and there was nothing we could control. >> the vp also knocked down rumors that beau had made a deathbed plea for his father to run for president. he said nothing like that ever happened. well, hillary clinton is attracting more star power on the road to the white house, celebrating her birthday with a big bash in new york. clinton turned 68 today. she attended a birthday party fund-raiser with former president last night. her husband, of course, and amy schumer, john legend, demi lovato all there. with more, it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: hillary clinton's campaign rolled out the big guns.
katy perry and bill clinton, urging voters to break that glass ceiling once and for all. >> i'm tired of the stranglehold that women have had on the job of presidential spouse. >> reporter: the nomination may be hers to lose. >> sometimes you just have to let them hear you roar. >> reporter: but as bernie sanders reminded everyone, she has lost it before. >> i think we're doing to prove the pundits wrong again. >> reporter: on the republican side, jeb bush sounded downright dejected after firing 40% of his campaign staff. >> i've got a lot of really cool things i could do other than sit around being miserable listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. that is a joke. elect trump if you want that. >> bush has no money. he's cutting. he's meeting with mommy and daddy.
>> reporter: trump now accused of demonizing ben carson's faith with a snide remark. >> i mean seventh day adventist i don't know about. >> reporter: carson wants an apology. and on "this week," trump told george, fat chance. >> i said, exactly, i don't know about it. that's not an insult. >> reporter: just three short months for the challengers to knock the front-runners off their pedestals. here in iowa, ben carson seems to be making some headway. the question is, will it be enough. david wright, abc news, des moines. presidential candidate chris christie apparently didn't win any votes during an amtrak ride yesterday. the governor was asked to leave the quiet car. he was talking on his phone, kendis. can't do that even if you're governor of new jersey. a fellow passenger posted the shot online. a spokeswoman later said christie accidentally took a seat in the quiet car. he left promptly when asked and enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the cafe car. >> that's important because the bar is also located in the cafe car. >> what are you trying to say, maybe it led him to throw back a
couple? >> the quiet car, you can't do that. >> people are very -- i've made that mistake before. you get some nasty looks. >> one of those people. it is two over from the cafe car. >> you know it. >> yes. the countdown to halloween is only getting more intense by the day. final preparations are starting to get under way ahead of this coming saturday. >> it seems the intensity was a little too much in mexico city over the weekend. they just went for it. thousands of people came out in their best zombie finest for the mexican capital's annual zombie walk -- >> ah. how do you say zombie in spanish? [ speaking spanish ] >> spectacular. >> i think that word. there was plenty of fake blood and all the usual zombie behavior. this was the eighth -- overachiever there. the walk has taken place there and they say it grows every year. and it is. >> spectacular. >> si se puede. coming up in "the mix," the cosmic event happening in just
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a powerful explosion and fire destroyed a suburban home in massachusetts sunday afternoon. take a look at these scenes. but the woman who lived there escaped with her life. neighbors found her running up the street barefoot and screaming for help. firefighters showed up but within a half hour the house collapsed. gas is suspected in the blast. investigators will return to scene today. there is nothing but words of admiration and respect this morning for long-time nba head coach flip saunders. he was serving as coach, president and part owner of the minnesota timberwolves when he was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma in june. he took a leave from the team last month. he coached 17 seasons in the league with the t-wolves, pistons and wizards. he died yesterday. he was 60 years old. another tragic loss of a young football player has left many in the sports world searching for answers. >> and trying to make the game safer has become an immediate priority.
here's abc's ron claiborne with the new guidelines including what everyone should be doing on the sidelines. >> reporter: in shock and some holding jerseys with his number on it. >> he was not just a teammate and best friendment he was a brother to me. >> reporter: an autopsy concluded the teenager died of blunt force trauma after a hit to the head during a football game last thursday. he was the seventh high school football player to die this season. the american academy of pediatrics issued a report on youth football that blames serious injuries on tackling, especially the illegal hits that often go uncalled in games. >> we need to enforce the rules. we need to stop the head to head hits and make sure kids are being taught on proper tackling technique. >> reporter: the doctors also recommend skilled athletic trainers on the sidelines, establishing non-tackle football leagues as a safer alternative.
about 12 high school and college football players die every year from football-related injuries. many more are injured, sometimes severely. this new report encourages students and their parents to consider the risks before deciding to play tackle football. the doctors behind today's recommendations say it is unrealistic to expect kids not to play tackle football, but they stop short of calling for a ban on it. what they say they hope to do is help reduce the risks for those who choose to play the game. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> so difficult if you're a parent and your son or daughter wants to play football. it just really -- >> it's a debate many parents are having right now whether or not it's worth the risk when you have seven in seven weeks. it's really sad. coming up, new video of robin thicke admitting he was under the influence when making his monster hit song. now forced to pay out for plagiarism. did his defense do anything
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weeks at number one on the charts. selling more than 7 million copies according to nielsen sound scan. and with all that success came a whole lot of controversy. >> for you. >> reporter: newly unsealed tapes released showing the embattled pop star robin thicke admitting in a deposition that he was drunk and high when he recorded the 2013 hit song "blurred lines." >> i was high and drunk every time i did an interview last year. >> in the new footage, thicke also admits when he said he was high for every interview. >> were you drunk and on vicodin when but the "oprah" show? >> yes. >> reporter: he really meant every interview. >> one of my favorite songs of all time was marvin gaye's "give it up." we wrote the whole song in about half an hour. >> when you did the interview we just played from vh1 were you
drunk and on vicodin? >> i didn't do a single interview last year without being high on both. >> his co-writer, pharrell williams, also deposed looking angry, firing back at lawyers when asked to identify musical notation. >> what are the names of those notes? >> i'm not comfortable. >> i'd like to know what it is. >> i'm not a teacher. >> reporter: the duo was ordered to pay $5.4 million to music icon marvin gaye's estate after a jury decided they had ripped off elements of gaye's "got to give it up." mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> fascinating. were they even sober during that deposition, by the way? i couldn't tell. >> but you know, it was funny to see pharrell saying i'm not a teacher. i don't know. i can see how annoyed somebody could be. >> he's seen as a musical genius. >> exactly. >> we thought they were sober during the writing of this song with lyrics like shake your rump, get down, get up, doing it like it hurt. >> that sounds like sober lyrics to me. >> yes it does.
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leggings. she got very, very upset about women in particular leggings. >> so many people like to use them as britches, as pants pants. that ain't how they're supposed to be wore. if you can't wear a shirt that covers your tail that i can't tell that you got some aztec print thongs on, you don't need to be wearing them. if they're too tight that you can see you got a tattoo on your leg, they're too tight. they ain't to be wore, period. >> this went crazy on social media. she also gave a lord jesus to a big no, no. a big no, no. don't wear white leggings, ladies. >> why? >> she says they're like pantyhose. >> even after memorial day? >> especially after memorial day, kendis. >> just when i learned the rules of leggings. cool scene from my old
hometown in san diego. take a look at this. this guy was out boating and then this sea lion just jumped on to his boat. but that wasn't the end of it. decided to snuggle up close to him. and this is in san diego as i mentioned near the coronado bridge. >> i would be terrified he would come to bite my neck or something. >> i would be too. >> clearly the animal could sense this was a nice guy and gave him a hug. >> kind of looks like a bear. >> a little too close for comfort for me. microbiologists, some are more talented than we think. look at these masterpieces. this is the american society for microbiologists. they hosted this first international agar art challenge. microbiologists from around the world took various microbes and germs and created these petri dish artwork. >> these are all germs --
this morning on "world news now," homecoming heartbreak. the car that crashed into the parade killing at least four people. new details from investigators as the suspect faces a judge today. extreme weather. dangerous remnants of a hurricane dumping nearly two feet of rain on the south. the storm on the move, a threat to millions. accuweather's forecast straight ahead. and new this half-hour, a collection of guns so huge, an 18-wheeler had to haul them away. >> nearly 10,000 stolen weapons in one man's house. detectives say the suspect was hoarding them. >> later gwen stefani is single again. the superstar's divorce from gavin rossdale. the impact on their three kids and the surprises over who gets what. what's in "the skinny" on this monday, october 26th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to you on this very busy monday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. there is a lot happening this monday. starting with that homecoming celebration that turned tragic. a car plowing into a parade mowing down spectators like bowling pins. >> later today the driver will face charges are in the death of four people. abc's ryan owens is in oklahoma with the latest. >> reporter: they never saw it coming. this disturbing video shows the grey car plowing into a crowd of homecoming parade goers saturday morning at oklahoma state university. >> we're gonna need a bunch of help. we got a car through a crowd up here. >> reporter: the casualty count is staggering. four dead and 47 injured. >> it hit people, just like thump, thump, thump. as people were flying. most of the people i saw were just laying on the ground in crumpled messes.
>> reporter: police say this is the woman responsible for all of the carnage -- 25-year-old adacia chambers, arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. she's also facing four counts of second degree murder. the district attorney says investigators believe chambers was using drugs. coworkers say chambers was sent home early from her job at this local fast food restaurant just before the crash at 10:30 in the morning. among the fatalities, retired 65-year-old osu professor marvin stone and his wife bonnie. 23-year-old nikita nakal, an mba student from the nearby university of oklahoma, and 2-year-old nash lucas. his father posting on facebook, miss you so much, buddy. still everyday acts of heroism saved many lives larry williams is a high school teacher who knows first aid and didn't hesitate to use it. >> you're supposed to be responsible if you have that type of training to go ahead and try to help out. >> reporter: chambers is due in court here later today. late on saturday her attorney went before the microphones to say he believes his new client is mentally ill. ryan owens, abc news.
>> we move on to a breaking overnight tragedy that is still developing right now. the frantic search off british columbia, canada, for survivors from a whale watching boat that capsized. someone on scene captured this image as the boat went down. first respond others rushed to a dock where some of the 27 people who were on board arrived. as of now, officials say at least five people were kid. eight were hospitalized. most of them listed this morning in stable condition. texas is recovering from a super soaker fueled by the remnants of hurricane patricia converging with another powerful storm. some areas saw more than 20 inches of rain over the weekend accompanied by winds topping 50 miles an hour. ten-foot high waves and rapidly rising floodwaters quickly filled up homes, roads and cars. >> i just stood there and watch my car disappear. >> amazingly, there are no reports of flood-related deaths.
dozens of people were rescued and a man swept away in san antonio was found alive a day later. the flooding downpours are moving north and east today. here's justin povick at accuweather. good morning. >> reena and kendis, thanks and good morning to you. what's a welcome break for eastern texas, we're not dealing with additional heavy rain but now we turn to areas further east throughout alabama, georgia, more specifically from new orleans to mobile, the threat here for gusty thunderstorms and flash flooding and all this rain eventually has its sights set on tennessee valley and then midweek for the northeast. reena and kendis, let's toss it back to you. >> we appreciate it. the most powerful hurricane on record in the western hemisphere caused remarkably little destruction and claimed no
lives. patricia dissipated after hitting mexico. popular resorts dodged a bullet but thousands of homes were damaged. abc's matt gutman got a firsthand look. >> reporter: hurricane patricia pounded mexico's coast. the rising pacific swamping towns. the winds contorting these palm trees, lopping off others. as the storm swept inland overnight friday, we traveled to the devastation zone, plowing through knee-high water. an endless convoy of trucks carving the roads. they're cleaning up and digging out. the ocean swallowed this entire town. the water was over my head. still, the strongest storm ever recorded in the western hemisphere caused significantly less damage than anticipated. mexican authorities reported not a single fatality. sliding in right between the port city of manzanillo and the tourist mecca of puerto vallarta, category five winds
extending only 15 miles across. plus, it zoomed across the landscape at 20 miles per hour, too fast to damage solidly built structures of cinder block and cement. but the storm triggered a massive exodus from resort cities like puerto vallarta -- 10,000 americans evacuated. on friday we found david and ellie lloyd sticking it out. >> this will be our safe room. >> reporter: and now? >> what a difference a day makes. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, puerto vallarta. a lot of people breathing a sigh of relief down there. next an extraordinary look inside a commando raid. u.s. special forces and kurdish troops freeing some 70 men. the pentagon says they were about to be executed. the troops clear room after room but one american was killed in the crossfire. the body of master sergeant joshua wheeler arriving back home this weekend. law enforcement agents in south carolina sorting through thousands of guns. and other items they seized from
a man's property. police say up to 10,000 guns were found in a home and warehouse. most of them were hunting rifles and shotguns. the suspect arrested in connection with the firearms a man named brent nicholson. also facing drug charges. let's turn our focus now to presidential politics and republican ben carson's controversial comments about abortion. carson says the procedure should be outlawed in almost all cases even pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. the only exception he would grant would be to save the mother's life. a situation he called extraordinarily rare and he compared women who have abortion to slave owners who thought they could anything they wanted to do to a slave. vice president joe biden revealing new details about his decision not to run for the white house. he tells cbs news he didn't run because he didn't think he could win.
why it took so long to reach that decision, he says his family was still grieving the loss of his son beau. a process which could not be rushed. he also said there's no truth to the rumor that beau made a deathbed request that his father run for president. the united autoworkers and general motors reached a tentative ingredient on a new contract. the union threatened to strike unless a deal was struck. the proposed contract covers 53,000 workers. american drivers getting a break at the gas pump where prices will plunging. national average price of a gallon is $2.20. that's right. prices dropped 9 cents over the past week. since february, they have fallen 55 cents. aaa is still predicting the national average dropping below $2 by new year's. you take the subway though. >> just in time for my veterans day getaway. something new on the menu at some mcdonald's locations. sweet potato fries being offered at 18 restaurants in the amarillo, texas, area. the new fries are the latest changes at mcdonald's as it looks to continue its turn
around. an attempt by burger king to sell the fries in a test market failed three years ago. >> where was that? going to put you on the spot. >> it was in texas. >> amarillo, texas. >> i was born in latin america. >> were you really? >> belize. >> what? >> i tried to check two boxes. belize is in latin america. i tell some people i'm latino. >> he we're going to work on that one. while we're talking about yummy stuff, how about what's being called the most valuable cracker in the world. it's aged to perfection. >> it is known as a spiller's and baker's pilot biscuit. the fascinating thing about this, it survived the sinking of the titanic. >> that biscuit was sold at an auction for nearly $23,000. it was bought by a collector in greece. it was part of a survival in one of the titanic rescue boats and saved by one man as a souvenir. >> absolutely cool. >> you would never eat this thing. never take a bite out of this
thing. >> one of our co-workers was saying now it's worth a lot of bred. >> ba-da-bum. >> coming up, beyonce's epic halloween costume. >> also, an apparent robber stealing valuable packages from the front door. why he picked the wrong house. >> the music world is buzzing about adele's first single in four years. her new song and what she says about her next album after a look at our monday. and billings is not on the forecast map today. >> do something about billings. >> "world news now" weather, brought to you by the lysol. ought to you by the lysol. >> "world news now" weather, brought to you by lysol.
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♪ >> it's a new strategy going too place at american airlines. a more no frills approach. american says starting next year, it's going to offer tickets with less frills and cheap prices where it competes on nonstop flights with discount carriers. the airline says it recognizes the challenges being presented by discount airlines and that it can't go away from that side of its business. what's next? are they going to start charging you for going to the bathroom if you want a plane that has a toilet on it? >> they have thought of that. i'm sure they have. >> i want some animal crackers and a diet coke halfway through. is that too much to ask? >> an no frills airline, isn't that what we call american airlines already? with the holiday season, fast approaching and shipping orders
are about to spike you. might not be the only person tracking your package that you ordered online. >> yeah, some thieves may have figured out a hi-tech way to get to your deliver way before you do. here's abc's kayna whitworth. reporter: packages left on the porch by the ups driver. but watch what happens next. a u-haul van backing into the driveway. the driver, getting out and getting away with two packages. >> reporter: tarzana homeowner rick deckman caught it all on his home surveillance system. police tracking the license plate from the u-haul, arresting a man and a woman. >> there were just piles and piles of just stuff -- boxes, and mail. >> reporter: and the alleged thieves perhaps turning to technology. the los angeles police department saying the suspects were tracking u.p.s. trucks on a phone app and attempting to locate packages without a tracking number. ups denies its technology was
compromised. >> but the l.a. police are saying they found some type of evidence or some type of searches. that means the will is there to crack that code. >> reporter: and as these porch pickups increase, police say to be more vigilant. all of this as online retail sales soar to $334 billion this year. experts say schedule your deliveries for a time when you're home, or have them dropped off at your office. you can always sign up for text alerts. a lot of people are now installing home security systems. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> that's quite an intricate home security system he had. understandably. and it paid off. when we come back, an elle woods return. is reese witherspoon ready to reprise her role in "legally blonde"? >> i hope so. and how you can get your scare on by visiting one of the most iconic horror movie locations. i'm going to get it straight during the break. i'll get this together. "the skinny" is next. >> a cemetery? >> "world news now" continues
>> superstars shock the world with the news of their split this summer. >> sources close to tmz say the couple do not have a pre-nup. thus far are entitled to a 50/50 split according to california law. however, gavin is said to be taking far less than his 50% share in order to keep the divorce proceedings moving. > they've reportedly agreed to joint custody with their three children. again is in the middle of a roll out for a new album. one of the songs released last week is "used to love you." stephane and rossdale were married for 13 years. >> you love that new song. >> i'm a huge fan. she can do no wrong in my eyes. she's also seems like a great mother. her children she just takes care of and seems to juggle it all. so kudos to her for doing that. >> used to love you. so what are you doing now? it's been almost 15 years since reese witherspoon busted stereotypes of the fair haired
with "legally blonde" and "legally blonde 2." if she has her way, there might be a third installment. >> she answered a question on fashionably late with rachel zoe. she said i think we're ready to see elle and what she has been up to lately, citing the increase of women in politics and thinks in the third movie elle should be a political powerhouse or a supreme court justice. >> that would be cool. there are no plans just yet. reese said a lot of writers have been coming up with ideas for it. we'll see how it all plays out. >> have you seen this movie? >> i have seen both of them. good movies. so fans of horror movie "the shining" will be able to relive scenes from the film in person. >> the stanley hotel famous for becoming a character as the overlook hotel has released plans to become a horror museum. >> the colorado hotel wants to build a stanley film center. not only serving as a year round horror destination but it will
host film exhibits and house its own production studio and film archive. >> actors elijah wood and simon peg are among the makeup's founding board. it's not a go just yet. still waiting for the state's an probable and the funds needed to kick start the project. and while we're talking about halloween, less than a week away. check out these super women getting into the spirit. >> oh, wow. this was at singer sierra's birthday party and got very cos tupped ladies. look in the left-hand corner, that would be beyonce as storm. is it storm do you think? >> gene b went out as storm of the x-men and yes, she has the power to do everything right, even this. >> queen b went out as storm of the x-men and yes, she has the power to do everything right, even this. >> beyonce made halle berry look like the uglier version of storm.
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then we just head home. i've done the math. it checks out. >> rich? >> yes, sir. >> get out. >> they've also done the math at the box office this weekend. it's not very good. it was a dismal weekend especially for new movies. "the martian" took the top prize "the martian" "the martian" took the top prize followed closely by "goosebumps" and "bridge of spies." >> new versions of "rock the casbah" and "jem and the holograms" can be added to the long list of biggest opening weekend flops of all time. >> i loved "jem" when i was growing up. >> didn't do well. >> turning now to someone who
appears to not be leaded for a disappointing opening. the soulful songstress who only needs one name. adele. >> she's got a new album as well as new video which is a pleasant surprise including the technology she's using. byron pitts shows us why she had us at hello. ♪ hello, it's me >> reporter: with a simple hello, your favorite shoulder to cry on is back. multi-grammy winner adele dropping her first full music video in years. ♪ >> reporter: adele has been low key since having a baby. she spoke to bbc radio one about the anticipation for her new album due in november. >> the only reason that people seem to react how you're saying they are is because i haven't done anything else. i have been doing other things.
i haven't been sitting around. >> reporter: making history as the first music video to be shot using imax cameras. it's six minutes of classic adele. a scoring chorus, a troubled relationship. adele looking to the camera, looking into your soul. video reaching nearly 20 million views in just one day. >> it's already happening. >> adele's music is too beautiful. >> buzzfeed video celebrating the emotional effect her music has on "someone like you." ♪ never mind i'll find someone like you ♪ >> reporter: so what's with all those flip phones and that vintage phone booth in that new video? the director tells our sister network fusion that newer phones are too identifiable with our lives, saying "as soon as you identify these elements, it's like you're shooting a commercial." it's a retro choice to showcase a timeless voice. ♪ ♪ when i call you >> reporter: byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> you were saying "rolling in the deep" -- >> the most successful. six million views already for "hello."
making news in america this morning -- severe flooding. remnants from one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded. now drenching parts of the u.s. widespread rainfall. up to ten inches in some areas. we're tracking it all. breaking overnight. whale-watching tragedy. a boat packed with passengers suddenly capsizes. the new video just in. moments after it went down. cancer concern. the world health organization set to make an announcement about certain meats, putting them in the same category as cigarettes. and going viral. a friendly seal jumping on a man's boat for a selfie and a snuggle.