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good morning. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." accident or foul play? russian investigators have arrived in egypt hoping to find out what brought down a jetliner killing everyone on board. the black boxes have been pulled from the wreckage and most of the victims have been recovered. a full report coming up. police in north carolina are on the hunt for a gunman who killed at least one student and wounded another in a weekend shooting on the campus of winston-salem state university. classes will be on a regular schedule today. more than 40 chipotle restaurants in washington and oregon remain closed today. an outbreak of e. coli has been linked to several of them. at least 20 have been sickened, including eight that have been
hospitalized. and the kansas city royals are the new world series champions after defeating the new york mets in extra innings in game five. all four of their world series victories were come-from-behind victories. those are some of our top stories on this monday, november 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." we're going to get this half-hour with the air disaster in egypt. a russian plane breaking apart and falling from the sky. >> as investigators comb through a large field of wreckage, several major airlines say they will not fly over the sinai peninsula till we know exactly what caused the crash. here's abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: the debris field stretches over five square miles. from huge chunks of the plane to tiny pieces of metal. stray clothing strewn in between. >> why an airplane would come apart in perfectly good weather that's a sobering question. . >> reporter: all 224 people on
board killed, including 17 russian children. russian investigators have arrived in egypt saying it's to the soon to say what triggered the crash but that the plane clearly broke up at a high altitude. the plane's black boxes which include the flight data recorder have been recovered and will provide crucial answers. the probability is here with an inflight breakup that something caused that, something on the order of a bomb or explosion of some sort on the airplane. >> reporter: egypt says there was no distress call during the flight or any sign of a mechanical problem before. just after 209 minutes from takeoff the metro jet flight began to quickly descend from 31,000 feet and then disappeared from radar. the co-pilot's ex-wife told russian tv her husband had repeatedly complained about technical issues with the 18-year-old airbus 321 , including that fateful morning. >> a russian commercial aviation has just about the worst safety record in the world.
>> reporter: militants in the sinai linked to isis quickly claimed responsibility but intelligence officials say they don't have the weapons to shoot down a plane that high. in st. petersburg where the plane was supposed to land, grief-stricken family members gathered at the airport. much of the rest of the country going to church, lighting candles in memory of the victims. alex marquardt, abc news, sharm el sheikh, egypt. we're going to turn our focus back here at home and to politics. at least one-time republican presidential candidate whose career took him from washington to hollywood has passed away. the family of fred thompson says the former senator from tennessee suffered a recurrence of lymphoma. thompson, a lawyer by trade, served eight years in the senate and appeared on "law & order" and 20 motion pictures include "in the line of fire" and "the hunt for red october." fred thompson was 73 years old. former congressman gus savage has died a day after
celebrating his 90th birthday. he was also a journalist who founded citizen newspapers the largest black-owned community chain of weekly newspapers in the midwest. he represent chicago's southside for 12 years but his record was marred by an ethics investigation sparked by allegations of sexual misconduct. the republican presidential candidates are demanding more control over the debates. reps for more than a dozen campaigns held a private meeting last night following last week's widely criticized cnbc debate. the presidential hopefuls agreed to several changes including mandatory opening and closing statements and an equal number of questions for each candidate. i think that's progress. that's my response. it's progress. i'm glad. >> we agreed to interject ourselves in the process more than we have been. >> the campaign's largely bypassed the republican national committee during this meeting. some candidates may boycott future debates if they don't get their way. well, nature's revolt in
texas has pushed the death toll in the state's flood disaster to six. tornadoes and flooding across the waterlogged lone star state. parts of houston got so much rain it engulfed homes and triggered more than 130 water rescues. those storms also brought about nearly a dozen tornadoes causing widespread destruction across the gulf region from texas to mississippi, six of those twisters hit south and east of houston. this powerful line of storms taking aim at the southeast right now. here's accuweather's molly cochran. good morning. >> good morning kendis and reena. heavy rain moves into the southeast. atlanta into the charlotte area. this is the same system that produced nearly 15 inches of rain in the austin, texas, area. we can see drier air moves in there but it is going to be unsettled across the southeast. meanwhile, the pack northwest looking at unsettled weather for monday. rain, snow, a little bit of a
wintry mix. this snow could be a good thing across the sierra-nevadas helping to build up the snowpack for the california drought. the darker shade of blues indicating 6 to 12 inches of snow. also near stevens pass, we could experience 4 to 6 inches of snow and could cause for some travel delays. kendis and reena, back to you. >> our thanks to you. a navy search team has discovered what's believed to be the giant cargo ship "el faro" which sank last month during a hurricane. sonar indicated the ship is sitting upright off the bahamas about 15,000 feet down. now they'll send down a remotely operated vehicle to confirm that it is the "el faro." after that, the search for the black box will begin in earnest. overwhelming grief in the bronx after a deadly halloween car crash. a driver plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters killing three people including a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather. four others were also injured.
investigators are looking into whether a medical condition was to blame. a vigil held in colorado springs for the three victims of an apparent random shooting on halloween. police say the suspected gunman had written an before the attack. he was killed in a shoot-out with police. kayna whitworth is in colorado springs. >> reporter: residents in colorado springs on edge after three people were gunned down by a man they say was living in their normally quiet neighborhood. >> shots fired. possible shooting. >> reporter: early saturday morning, routines brought to a deadly halt. a man shot to death riding his bike. flowers placed where his body was found. naomi says she was just feet from the shooter and saw it happen. >> he looked right at me. i was like okay, i started walking away. i said, oh, please, don't shoot me. >> reporter: 21-year-old matt abshire woke up
when he heard gunshots, called police and then followed the gunman. >> i looked to my left. a lady looked like she was smoking a cigarette. she was shot in the chest. looked down to my right, there was another lady that was shot in the jaw. >> reporter: police caught up with the suspected shooter in this wendy's parking lot. in a barrage of bullets, police say the suspect was killed. meanwhile, bystanders diving for safety to the ground. >> i got on to my stomach in the median and they started shooting at each other and the bullets went over me. >> reporter: police are still investigating a motive, and are still awaiting the results. kayna whitworth, abc news, colorado springs. pope francis planning a trip to mexico. church officials say the pontiff will visit in february. he's expected to address the violence plaguing mexico but also the issue of immigration. that's a theme that he touched on during his visit to the united states in september. the pontiff is from argentina. this will be his fourth trip to the americas since he became pope. and history is made in the
u.s. episcopal church. presiding bishop michael curry was installed as the first african-american leader of that church. he's urging everyone in the faith to evangelize but crossing divides of education, race and wealth. curry succeeds the first woman to lead that church. i'm not saying everything i learned i learned in kindergarten, may not be true when it comes to preschoolers and technology. new research finds 97% of children studied use mobile devices. most of them before they turn 1. most 3 and 4-year-olds use devices without help and one-third engaged in media multitasking. a kid with more than one screen and he's not even 5. about a quarter of the parents use aid mobile device to help their children fall asleep. i have used mobile devices for my young children and i'm on mine often which is not a good example and i'm trying to break that habit.
>> i'm a bad habit. trying to get them to fall asleep, play some music, shot of bourbon. >> you don't even have children. >> no, that's why. okay, so get this, we all know this. a new study at johns hopkins has found what every mother already knows, that new parents with interrupted sleep can suffer from bad moods. >> no. who did this study? researchers. >> a lot of single guys. researchers found that awakening several times at night has more of a negative effect on your mood than sleeping even for a shorter duration but uninterrupted. >> how much did they pay for that study because i could have told you that. could have gotten a couple moms and we could have told you this. >> dads, as well. the science is that the body isn't allowed to progress through all the sleep stages for a totally restorative sleep. >> i want to know who paid for this sleep study. why didn't you just ask a group of women? >> that is one of those "duh" statements as she gets cranky at me about it.
>> my kids were up all weekend. too much sugar and not enough sleep. >> it's not my fault. there were no bad moods that we could see down in my favorite place i like to talk about. >> we have team coverage of everything key west. >> my home state of course we're going to have team coverage. >> the island's halloween festival wrapped up yesterday with the climax, the three wishes fantasy fest parade featuring floats, bands and marching groups and elaborate costumes. is that a guy or girl? >> doesn't matter. it's a fantastic costume. >> in front of an estimated 60,000 spectators. >> it topped off ten days of costume making and mask events. these are impressive. look at the wardrobe and the makeup. >> we've all been to key west. i've been to key i don't know how that is different than any other day down in key west. >> because it's like an ongoing party. it truly is, you're right.
i've been saying we should move the set down to key west. >> we really do need to do a remote down there. >> i want to move the whole show down there, not a remote. >> let's try it. coming up, halloween tricks played on us. we're letting you in on some fun we've had. >> i can't believe they did this. >> this was hilarious. also ahead, more troubles for the online fantasy sports business. how nfl players are taking aim at the website fanduel. what's behind the legal dispute. and the pictures coming in from an assault on an uber car service driver. the scary scene and who's under arrest after a look at our forecast map off to the left. if you pay attention, you will see alaska which is usually off to the upper left. >> oh, boy. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max. her brought to you by mucinex fast max. weather brought to you by mucinex fast max.
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a vicious attack on an uber driver has been caught on camera a vicious attack on an uber driver has been caught on camera in orange county, california. it happened on friday night. police say apparently an intoxicated 32-year-old benjamin golden punched and pulled the hair of the driver edward before cabin pepper sprayed him. golden was arrested at the scene. cabin now says he's looking for a new job because he doesn't feel safe driving for uber anymore. >> good for him for moving on. it's crazy. okay, also caught on video, the aftermath of a house explosion in suburban detroit. blast was felt as far as away as three miles. it level this had house, blew out the windows of nearby homes and sent at least one man to the hospital. no word yet on the cause of that explosion. a connecticut man already in custody is now charged with murdering his parents. >> police say the 27-year-old came up with the plot after learning that he was cut from their will. abc's phillip mena with more.
>> reporter: a son charged with ending hits parents lives after police say the human remains recovered in the yard of this home are those of jeffrey and jeanette navin. >> she was fun to be around. the kids loved her. >> reporter: the connecticut couple last seen in august, their abandoned car found at a park and ride lot. >> state police again are processing the truck for any and every piece of evidence that could help point us in a direction. >> reporter: their son kyle already behind bars pleading not guilty to a firearms violation unrelated to his parents' disappearance. the 27-year-old now charged with the murder. his girlfriend jennifer valiante arrested friday. the 31-year-old charged with conspiracy to commit murder. >> been going on too long. hopefully this family can get resolution. >> the warrant for her arrest revealing new details from the investigation. police saying they recovered depleted texas messages one of
the many alleged suspicious exchanges with kyle writing we need to figure out what the best way to take them down and jennifer responding we'll figure something out. among earlier documents, a home depot receipt from the day after his parents disappearance. on the shopping list, bleach, stain remover and clean-up bags. phillip mena, abc news, new york. coming up, the popular site fanduel being sued by an nfl player. >> yeah, the star wide receiver joining the ever growing list of critics of daily fantasy sports. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
daily fantasy football has daily fantasy football has exploded in popularity at least during commercials. millions of dollars being won pre week by its players. >> and it was even cited in the most presidential debate. one of the popular sites has a new detractor from a place you probably wouldn't expect, the playing field. abc explains. >> reporter: popular fantasy sports site fanduel hit hard with a lawsuit. >> you want to duel me? >> reporter: pierre garson suing the company saying that the site improperly exploits the popularity and accomplishments of nfl players. >> they're using the name to drive millions of players to their website. >> reporter: fanduel along with
draft kings in a billion dollar fantasy sports industry with over 7 million entries each week offering daily cash pries. according to the lawsuit they use faces of players unlike draft kings which has a deal with the nfl players association. but a spokesperson says the suit is without merit and fanduel looks forward to continuing to operate our contests. the latest in a string of legal woes for the two sites. the justice department launching an inquiry into the practices of both fantasy sports web sites. >> 16 of the 32 nfl teams actually very contracts with fanduel. >> so it's a weird thing for this investigation to be on going for so many of these players to get involved and to to try to sue because the nfl is very involved in this. >> also, you're right. many players even very social media deals to tweet out links to the site. it will be interesting to see
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cape >> it came out of nowhere. came out of nowhere. [ screaming ] >> jack black and company in "goosebumps" coming in at number two this weekend before "the martian." the worst weekend in terms of sales for the entire year. >> maybe because everyone was too busy walking around in costumes. >> probably, just like us. in case you missed it, reena and i went as a couple of "star wars" characters "insomniac theater's" yoda and storm trooper. >> but the fun didn't stop there.
we also walked around the abc campus here in costume. >> look how scared everyone was. >> we were messing with them. there's brian, our producer extraordinary. >> it was really tough eating with those masks on. >> right, this is breakfast line. and then this is our news desk upstairs on the fifth floor. you see some of them got into action. they didn't know exactly what happened here. >> that's how we're treated. >> you couldn't see at all. you genuinely had issues. >> no. we also taught reena how to do the yoda voice. once she mastered it, we headed to the recording booth. that's her nae nae. >> the jedi version of the whip, the nae nae. kendis trying to give me notes. yoda is a jedi master. he doesn't need notes. it was in that recording booth our staff decided to play a trick on us setting up a camera and telling us to go to the booth but instead of a script, there was something else waiting for us. here's how reena handled it professionally.
[ screams ] oh, my god. oh, my god. i was terrified. >> do we keep the video rolling because the amazing thing is -- >> it was scary. [ scream ] >> the scream was so loud everyone -- editors came from different booths and thought she needed help. >> it's true. people genuinely care because they did come to help out. this is chris campbell who oversees our editing process on the weekends and here during "world news now" at times. he was really good at playing this role. >> they tried to scare me but i knew the gag. and said tricked america this morning producer tony mazuka. oh, my. [ screams ] >> we couldn't include all of tony's reaction because of the fcc. a couple of "f" bombs. >> there were many. sorry. >> we also got producer lindsay jacobson. >> a lot of stuff on our instagram and twitter feeds. sorry. >> watch me nae nae. >> yoda's got skills. what can i say? ter feeds. sorry. >> watch me nae nae. >> yoda's got skills.
this morning on "world news now," the world series champions. >> the kansas city royals leave new york city this morning victorious. late night game extended into the early morning hours. the moments leading up to the big win and the celebrations overnight. republicans revolt. candidates upset about last week's debate demand better treatment from moderators on stage. the fight goes on in a new direction overnight. legal landmark. a doctor sentenced on murder charges for writing prescriptions for powerful drugs. the shock waves in the medical and legal communities. and later, a wild, improbable and exciting end to a college
football game. the jaw-dropping scene for the duke/miami game and how the referees got it so wrong and they're in trouble. it's monday, november 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." what a great ending to a game. we're going to get to that in a moment. man, it was a big, big, big weekend for sports lasting even into the early morning hours. into the early morning hours. >> i know. a lot of people might be awake because they're not usually awake watching the world series game. my heart went out to the kansas city pitcher, volquez whose father had passed away. what an incredible day it must have been. >> our heart goes out for many of the mets fans hoping for their first world series since 1986. that is where we get started with the world series champions. >> kansas city royals taking the crown with extra innings in game five. every one of their wins in this final series with the mets a come-from-behind victory. >> the royals didn't even get on the scoreboard till the ninth inning. and then eric hosmer crosses the plate to tie it all up. kansas city breaking away in the
12th scoring five more times finishing with lorenzo cain's base clearing double. final score here, 7-2. the jubilant royals rushing to center field right there on the mets' home turf. celebrating the team's first world series victory in 30 years. of course, the champagne was flowing in the locker room for the team that proved the value of never giving up. they'll return home to a parade in kansas city set for tomorrow at noon. >> they're already getting ready. here now live pictures of royals fans in their hometown of kansas city, celebrating the win. more reaction to the victory in our next half hour. these folks were jubilant after that victory. despite the fact it's the early morning hours, they're going to be rocking the blue for a little while longer. >> there was a sense they were going to take this, right? last year they didn't win. came close and they really wanted this one. >> it came down to the ninth
inning last year. they knew all along, they were like we got this. you know, and good for them. a good city. well deserving of it. another group that wants to say we got this, republicans. they're revolting. republican campaigns joining forces to demand greater control of future debates. >> as you know, the representatives from more than a dozen candidates bypassed the republican national committee and met behind closed doors for two hours last night. they agreed on several changes and they may threaten to boycott if they don't get their way. >> i think that's progress. that's my response. that's progress. i'm glad. >> reporter: a post halloween pow wow at this virginia hotel. >> we agreed to interject ourselves in the process more than we have been. >> reporter: spurred by those trick questions some say the press reserves for them. >> is this a comic book version -- >> no. >> reporter: the republican rivals can agree that questions like that -- >> it's not a very nicely asked question. >> reporter: or asking too much of gop candidates.
so republicans are hoping to take more control of debate formats from moderators. >> we're going to insist on opening and closing statements. >> we're going to negotiate directly with the sponsors about format. >> reporter: dr. ben carson speaking on this "this week." >> we should have moderators interested in disseminating the information about the candidates as opposed to you know, gotcha. you did this and well, you defend yourself on that. >> reporter: senator ted cruz is a little bit more ambitious. >> could you imagine a debate moderated by sean hannity and rush limbaugh and mark levin? >> reporter: one-time front-runner jeb bush is trying to regroup his campaign after a poor showing in last week's debate. >> i have enough humility to know i've got to get better. >> reporter: the next question may be whether he remains a viable candidate. nine days and counting until the next debate. all right. and on the democratic side, bernie sanders is releasing the first tv ad of his campaign. sanders spent $2 million for air
time in iowa and new hampshire for the spot highlighting his journey from a brooklyn tenement to the senate. it depicts sanders as a long-time fighter against injustice and inequality. it mentions his opposition to the iraq war and his bat with wall street. the death toll from the texas flood disaster has now risen to six after another violent group of storms spawned tornados and flooding across parts of the waterlogged state. some parts of the houston area got nearly a foot of rain since friday engulfing homes, sweeping away cars, and triggering more than 130 high water rescues. those powerful storms also spawned tornadoes, nearly a dozen of them, causing widespread destruction across the region. from texas to mississippi, six of those twisters hit south and east of houston. in friendswood, texas, one homeowner's back porch security enowner's back porch security camera caught this video of lawn furniture being tossed around. it's incredible what mother nature is capable of doing in this type of situation.
>> those storms as you can see here from the live radar are on the move right now. downpours hitting major airline hubs, atlanta, charlotte and raleigh. accuweather's molly cochran has the storm trek. >> good morning. we are looking at an unsettled monday across the southeast. heavy rain moving into atlanta and also the charlotte area so expect a few ravel delays as we move into monday afternoon. the next storm system moves into the pack northwest bringing with it rain, snow and also a little bit of a wintry mix. this is going to be our first significant snowfall of the season for the sierra nevadas and also across the cascades. kendis and reena, back to you. >> all right, thank you. back on the east coast, two homes evacuated in the tampa area where a sinkhole has been growing since first opening on friday. the hole is more than 27 feet deep and 22 feet wide.
it's moving closer to the foundation of a nearby building. it's about a mile from a sinkhole that swallowed a man back in 2013. encouraging news in the search for the black box from the cargo ship "el faro." sonar indicates the wreckage believed to be the ship landed upright on the ocean floor. the wreckage found over the weekend 15,000 feet deep. the recovery of the black box could take up to two weeks. 33 crew members died when the "el faro" went down in stormy seas during hurricane joaquin early last month. so we're learning this morning the russian jetliner that crashed after taking off from sharm el sheikh broke apart mid-air killing all 224 people on board. as investigators scoured the debris field spread across eight square miles, mourners gathered in russia to remember the victims even though a group linked to al qaeda is taking responsibility. officials say it could take months to find out what really happened. >> a russian commercial aviation has just about the worst safety record in the world.
>> the probability is here with an in-flight breakup that something caused that on the order of a bomb or incendiary explosion of some sort on the plane. >> the two black boxes have been found. nearly 200 bodies have been recovered. and they're being flown to russia. we are learning more about the suspect who shot and killed three people in colorado springs on halloween. police say in a blog posted days before the shooting, noah rallied against his father, religion and the government. a recovering alcoholic, he had attended aa meetings until recently. he was fatally shot by police. kayna whitworth has more from colorado springs. >> reporter: streets in colorado springs covered in crime scene tape instead of halloween decorations. the aftermath of saturday's horrific shooting. >> it was scary. he looked at me, and it's like okay, i started walking away, and i said,
"please don't shoot me." >> reporter: naomi bettis knows how lucky she is because just moments later -- >> this kid was coming right around the corner on the bike and he lifted up his rifle and shot him. >> two gunshots. they were pretty loud. i heard him right off the bat and ran to the window. >> reporter: matthew looked outside and immediately saw a man holding a rifle and revolver. he said he didn't think twice before calling 11, then running down to follow him. >> i just didn't want him to get away. >> reporter: as he trailed the shooter, he tried to get police on the phone. minutes later, more gunfire. >> shots fired. possible shooting in progress. >> he was walking. he stopped. saw a lady smoking a cigarette and -- fired, kept walking. >> reporter: two women on a porch both died. as the shooter walked on, police showed up to confront him inciting a gun battle. >> shots fired.
my cruiser is shot at. >> he put the gun around and he turned around, and that's when they shot him good 20 times. >> police are still investigating a motive and haven't released the names of the people involved, but they have boarded up the home of the suspected shooter. the landlord says he started a fire there before he went on his murderous rampage. abc news, colorado springs. the e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle restaurants in oregon state and oregon expected to widen. they have temporarily shut down all restaurants in both states after nearly two dozen people became sick and eight of them were hospitalized. health officials say the e. coli most likely came from a fresh food product delivered to chipotle. preschoolers may be a whole lot more connected than previously thought. new research finds that 97% of children studied used mobile devices. most of them before they turned 1 and most 3 to 4-year-olds use devices without any help. and one-third engaged in media multitasking. yeah, more than one screen at once. the study looked at a small group of children from a health clinic in philadelphia. i have to say i believe it because at 9 months, my daughter
could flip through. >> really? and now she's teaching you things on what to do on your ipad and smart tv. >> they're way more equipped than i am. the world series not the only world-class sporting event here in new york. >> the big apple hosted another huge competition, the new york city marathon. 50,000 runners in the race. once again, kenyans finished first. mary katani won her second new york city marathon with a time of two hours 24 minutes 25 seconds. stanley biwat finishing two hours, ten minutes and 34 seconds. and congratulations to "world news now." writer/producer, the comish, jackheahan, finished in four hours, 29 minutes, and five seconds. george pilla finished in four hours 39 minutes. yes, he beat them but they were pretty close.
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some trick-or-treating bar hoppers in salt lake city were given an eye-opening warning about the dangers of drinking and driving. a realistic look what it's like to go to jail. the restrooms at sky slc were made up to look like jail cells. once inside, a jail-like door slammed shut. a bunk bed sits behind the hand dryers and striped uniforms are pictured on the mirrors above the sink. that's a realistic look indeed. >> interesting. >> yes. okay so a major legal decision in california could have implications across the country.
>> a doctor found guilty of murder for prescribing patients too many painkillers. phillip mena has the details. >> reporter: a california doctor facing the possibility of life in prison after a landmark verdict. >> guilty of the crime of murder in the second degree. >> reporter: after six weeks of testimony, dr. lisa tseng found guilty of the death of three of her patients. prosecutors saying all of them overdosing on medication recklessly prescribed by tseng. >> simply writing a prescription to someone, knowing they're going to abuse it and potentially die was the theory of second-degree murder that we had. >> reporter: prosecutors say friday's verdict marked the first time a doctor was tried and convicted of murder through prescriptions in california. during the trial, some pharmacists testifying they were concerned. and alerted authorities. >> the strengths were high and the quantities were low. >> reporter: now some legal
experts say cases like this could set a new precedents. >> doctors could be held accountable if patients abuse that medication. >> reporter: april rivera's son joey was one of dr. tseng's victims. >> boy, this is a decision that basically is going to resonate throughout the country. it's going to be changing. we have a prescription drug issue in our country that's just growing daily. and this is something that can start to make a difference. >> reporter: dr. tseng's lawyers say they plan to appeal. phillip mena, abc news, new york. coming up in the next half-hour, utility customers getting calls threatening to turn off the power but they're really thieves. what you can do to avoid a rip-off. first, it's one of the wildest football plays ever. the university of miami looking more like a rugby team as they scored on a last-minute touchdown. why is the entire crew of referees suspended? you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. orld news now."
last night's nfl action aaron rodgers the green bay packers in denver facing peyton manning and the broncos. two undefeated teams. one had to lose. broncos jumped out ahead with a pair of touchdowns in the first half by ronnie hillman. including this 15-yard touchback. rogers had a tough time getting anything going. getting roughed up by the broncos defense all game. fourth quarter, demarcus forcing a sloppy safety. that would do it, final score, denver 29, green bay 10. broncos now 7-0. >> who would have thought? so did you see this in college football? ohio state remains at the top of the rankings, but it was a final play of the miami/duke game that has everyone talking. >> the wild play that allowed the u to win as the clock ran out apparently seems it isn't as it seems. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: six seconds left, duke up by three points. kicking off to miami in white. now, watch what may be the
wildest, most improbable ending to a college football game ever. one miami player after another, pitching or passing the ball in all eight times while eluding duke defenders. >> he scores. >> reporter: finally one player breaking free racing down the sideline and scoring. miami wins, 30-27. and for duke, a crushing defeat. >> says a lot about this team, a bunch of fighters. >> reporter: but wait. this stunning announcement from the atlantic coast conference, the referees got it wrong and were ordered suspended -- all of them. >> this is something you never see. that many officials being suspended for errors on the field, and errors in judgment. >> reporter: the acc says there were four crucial mistakes, including missing this tackle, where the miami runner was clearly down, which should have been the end of the game. even after reviewing video of the play, they still blew it. the suspended officials will now have to sit out two games but that zany game-winning touchdown, it remains in the
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crews from all over world, indigenous people from all over the world for the first ever games. these are other scenes brazilian men in a race carrying logs during the first day of the competition. >> it's not just about athleticism. you have to have a good makeup artist, as well. >> you're right. before they can even hit the field, they've got to do pretty good like -- >> get ready. our outfits are pretty incredible. >> not a lot of clothes in some of them. >> the indigenous championship games. can't wait for four more years. >> cats. we love them. we think they're cute and cuddly. apparently your cat could kill you. a new study out from edinborough in scotland and the bronx zoo. researchers compared the personalities of domestic cats to those of four different types of wildcats. apparently your cat has a similar personality to african lions with high inclinations to dominate the impulsive and neurotic. just like lions, cats are
playful, excitable and impulsively hilarious. how can you tell? >> i love that we picked like the nastiest cat video. the attack cat videos. >> but the big catch here is they aren't as predictable. they can love you one moment and then take you out the next. >> hmm. >> who knew? >> who knew? [ cat fighting ] >> exactly. let's move on. let's move on quickly. this is like a reverse trick-or-treating. these guys actually took a door and dressed up as if they're the ones being bothered. took it to other people's houses. take a listen. >> goodness. there's someone at the door. hello. would you like a trick-or-treat. >> they would knock. someone would answer. then they'd see a door. >> i'd love to do this next
this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," airline tragedy. the new questions surfacing overnight after a russian plane broke apart mid-air over egypt. the heartache and safety concerns for other airlines. developing overnight, the kansas city royals win the world series. the amazing victory in the early morning hours. and the celebrating going on right now. and new this half hour, a wonder kid who takes do-it-yourself to a new level. >> the bionic hand he built himself using incredible determination and a 3-d printer. talk about proud parents. and later in "the skinny," what's it like to work for tiger woods? some new insight. his former caddie getting candid with some shocking claims in a book that's out today, monday, november 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> scoring some serious shade or
serious news about tiger woods. we're going to get to that later in that new book. very scandalous. we have serious news we're going to start with here. >> incredible. the plane crash. there are a lot of questions and answers after that crash in egypt. a russian passenger jet breaking apart high in the sky killing everybody on board. >> there's an outpouring of grief in st. petersburg. some bodies have already arrived home in russia. we've got more from abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: the charred debris scattered over eight square miles across the barren and hilly desert. the russian investigators on the scene inspected the wreckage. the plane split in two. a russian aviation official said the airbus 321 broke up in midair.
but why? there are few answers. the metro jet flight took off just before 6:00 a.m. on saturday, from sharm el sheikh to st. petersburg. families posting final pictures before they took off, including this father and daughter as they boarded the plane. it climbed steadily to 31,000 feet before it started to quickly lose altitude. and 23 minutes after takeoff, it disappeared from radar. >> looking at the tail section sitting alone in the desert is very telling. if that came off first, the question is was it a bomb or structural failure. >> reporter: the isis-linked group in the sinai quickly claimed responsibility, but intelligence officials say they don't have the missiles that could take out a plane that high. egypt says no distress call from the cockpit. but the ex-wife of the co-pilot told russian tv he had repeatedly complained about the technical state of the plane, including on the morning of the crash. russia declared a national day of mourning as families grapple
with their devastating losses. "you lose your kids," this grieving mother said, "life is finished." those black boxes will now be taken back to moscow to try to unlock the mystery behind this crash. in meantime, several major international airlines have announced they won't be flying over the sinai peninsula until more is known about what happened. alex marquardt, abc news, sharm el sheikh, egypt. investigators could be just days away from finding the black box from the ship "el faro." sonar indicates the wreckage landed upright on the ocean floor. the wreckage was found over the weekend 15,000 feet below the surface. one of the women who lost her daughter on board the "el faro" is searching for answers. >> i wondered when she knew the the ship was sinking. if she had tried to figure out some way to escape. >> her daughter among the 33
crew members who died when the "el faro" sank in early october. in texas, the death toll has risen to six from severe floods as the state is slammed with more extreme weather. the violent storms dumped more than a foot of rain. at least six tornadoes struck the houston area with nearly reported across the gulf region. abc's aditi roy has the latest. >> reporter: wild weather raging across the gulf coast. flash floods engulfing cars and pouring into homes. hardest hit, once again, texas. with more than a foot of rain falling in some parts over the weekend. the violent storms killing six people. including edward hernandez, torn away from his brothers when their car was swallowed by rushing waters. >> i went under water, didn't see none of them. and then, edward, i seen him, and he said stuff i don't want to hear. >> reporter: his brothers unable
to save him. more than 130 high-water rescues in the houston area alone. deluge and devastation. seven tornadoes touching down from texas to mississippi. that homeowner capturing video of a tornado ripping through his home. another twister lifting part of this house off the ground, hurling it 25 feet in the air. and dropping it on the family car. >> sounded like a freight train. the window just exploded. >> reporter: inside the home, aubrey alvarez says her 4-year-old son had left the family room just seconds before the tornado hit. >> after i put him in the tub, he's screaming oh, we're going to die. >> reporter: the alvarez family is so lucky to be alive. here in houston, it's been raining all day. these waters still very high. and schools in the hardest hit areas closed monday. abc news, houston, texas. >> the good news at least now is that texas is drying out a
little bit, but it's a different story for big cities of the southeast. >> heavy rainfall could delay travelers in the hours ahead. molly cochran continues with accuweather. >> good morning kendis and reena. umbrellas going to getting a good workout monday for atlanta, also into the charlotte area. those flights could be hindered due to the wet weather. do keep that in mind. the next storm system moving on shore for the pack northwest bringing in rain, snow, and a little bit of a wintry mix. first significant snowfall of the season coming up across the sierra nevadas could be good news for the california drought. higher elevations could experience 6 to 12 inches of snow. back to you. >> thank you so much. a vigil of held in colorado springs last night to the remember the victims of an apparent random shooting spree. witnesses say a man armed with a rifle marched down the street on halloween morning and shot three people. he was killed in a gun battle
with police. investigators are looking for a motive and say the suspected gunman wrote an angry blog post in the days before the attack. at least one person is dead on the campus of winston-salem state university in north carolina after a shooting. the school was celebrating homecoming saturday night when the two students were shot in a campus parking lot early sunday morning. the gunman is still at large. classes will be on a regular schedule today. the worlds of politics and entertainment are remembering former senator fred thompson. he died in nashville. the tennessee republican suffered a recurrence of lymphoma. thompson, a lawyer whose career led him from washington to hollywood served eight years in the senate and appeared in "law & order" and 20 motion pictures including "in the line of fire" and "the hunt for red october." briefly, he ran for president in 2007. former senator fred thompson was 73 years old. a newly elected house speaker paul ryan says he will not work with president obama on immigration reform. he says mr. obama just cannot be trusted on the issue since he
went around congress to protect millions living here illegally. that likely puts off any reform till at least 2017 when the president leaves office. the gop presidential candidates are demanding more control over the debates. reps from more than a dozen campaigns held a private meeting last night by passing the republican national committee after last week's widely criticized cnbc debate. the presidential hopefuls agreed to several changes including mandatory opening and closing statements and an equal number of questions for each candidate. they may threaten to boycott if demands are not met. now to baseball's big night. crowning a new world series champion. the kansas city royals defeated the new york mets in game five. the royals weren't even on the scoreboard till the ninth inning. that's when eric hosmer crossed the plate right there to tie the game up in the 12th, kansas city scoring five more times. final score 7-2. and the jubilant victory ensued in the plaza there in kansas
city, missouri, and beyond. >> the thing that this group's going to be forever remembered --not just for an american league championship but for a world series and a world champion is an unbelievable feeling. >> they're partying. the royals winning it in away game of course, but they'll celebrate with fans at home on tuesday with a parade through the streets of kansas city, missouri. but you know what? it could be a good testament for the mets because they lost last year, came back, took the championships, and the mets have a good year. next year hopefully. >> people saying this mets team looked pretty good. so they might have learned something from there. >> don't change anything for next year. >> we'll see. well,
you know, after that disappointing loss to the royals, new yorkers just might need this. a caffeine-free coffee shop. >> the swiss water decaffeinated coffee company opened up a pop-up store in manhattan that promises 100% chemical-free coffee experience using the swiss water decaf nation process that uses pure water. >> it's not clear how successful the shop will be. a survey shows 90% of coffee drinkers prefer the high test with caffeine. >> apparently it's inside a gas station which i will say in parts of the middle east, some of the best food and coffee is usually served behind a gas station. like at the restaurant in a gas station. >> can that be said for some of the best parts of the middle of this country, gas station food? >> let us know @abcwnn. all right, well, coming up in "the skinny," the huge profits for the new james bond film before it even opens in america. also ahead, it looks like science fiction but this already happened. how a determined boy built his own bionic hand. >> wow, cool. and a consumer alert about people posing as bill collectors from the electric company. what you need to know before they cost you a lot of money. that's after our look at the big wall, the big map. what do we have?
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and the heat coming on in much of the country, a certain type of scammer is getting busy. >> they pretend to be calling from your utility company and threaten to cut you off if you don't pay them immediately. abc's glor yasz riviera on how it works and what to look out for. >> everything working? >> reporter: good coffee and great customer service is what matter most to this connecticut cafe owner. when he got a call from his electric company warning his power would be shutoff if he didn't pay an overdue bill -- >> i panicked and asked them what i could do. they instructed me how to wire them the money. >> reporter: so he quickly loaded $1800 on to a prepaid card and read the number to the man on the other end of the line, falling victim to a growing scam targeting utility customers. >> to lose that kind of money hurts. >> reporter: duke energy sounding the alarm releasing this fake call. hurts. >> reporter: duke energy sounding the alarm releasing this fake call. >> when is it going to be disconnected? >> it's supposed to ob disconnected today.
you will need to bring a total amount of $874.92 for the payment in cash. >> i'll do that right now then. >> okay. remember that you need cash. >> reporter: those calls made to look like they're coming from your own provider. >> utilities will never demand payment and threaten to disconnect right there on the spot. so right there, that's one flag. >> reporter: the federal trade commission says if it happens to you, simply hang up and call your electricity company yourself to check. a call he wishes he had made. >> it is embarrassing. i've been in business for 40 years. how could someone scam me out of that much money. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> heartbreaking to hear. >> it is. well, coming up, nicki minaj being called insensitive after a new instagram post. and the top celebrity halloween costumes. "the skinny" up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. after this from our abc stations. after this
♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ all right. well, leading us off this morning, some harsh words for tiger woods. >> the golfer's former caddy saying, "i felt like i was a slave." in his autobiography, steve williams explains how tiger would often "flippantly toss a club in the general direction of the bag," expecting williams to pick it up. he also notes tiger's habit of spitting at the hole if he
missed a putt. >> okay. >> and of course -- and off the course, williams is even more critical of woods saying his own life became miserable after the news came out about tiger's affairs. williams says people thought he was complicit and was an enabler even though he says he had no idea anything was going on. williams' book "out of the rough" is out today. >> it should be interesting. >> yes, spilling some major t about tiger woods. okay, so here in the u.s., hollywood was hit with its worst weekend at the box office of all year. across the pond it's a different story. >> the british premier of "spectre" earning $63 million in the uk alone, a new record for a seven-day release. the previous record holder "skyfall" from 2012. >> it also starred daniel craig as 007 pulled in more than a billion dollars worldwide and opened here in the u.s. with $88 million. experts are expecting a similar debut in the states despite the slump in recent weeks.
it competes with the peanuts movie this coming friday. well could singer and rapper nicki minaj is being called out for an instagram post that shows her backstage at an event joking around while dressed as a fairy for halloween. >> but the joking then turns toward someone in a motorized wheelchair. >> if only i could find handyman. [ laughter ] >> her joke commanding that person in the wheelchair to walk received lots of backlash. nicki minaj responded by saying that the person in the chair is her friend and not actually disabled. >> to her critics it doesn't matter because her many fans and followers didn't know that. the same day, she posted an apparent bill cosby costume with a caption "our generation is so desensitized." finally, let's get a roundup of some celebrity
halloween costumes. >> check out heidi klum as jessica rabbit. you can't tell it's her, right? she's known for extravagant costumes. enlisting the help of professional makeup artists to help transform herself. >> is that all hers? >> check out taylor swift as olaf. we can move on to olaf from "frozen." she surprised fans by bringing out idina menzel for a rendition of what else but "let it go." jay-z and beyonce queen b did themselves up as king and queen from "coming to america." >> and even blue got in on the act. finally lebron james as a very tall version of prince singing "purple rain."
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♪ ♪ and finally this half hour, the wonder kid who came up with a do-it-yourself plan to help his left hand. >> that plan required determination, some direction and a trip to his neighborhood public library which happened to have the key tool, a 3-d printer. abc's john donvan has the story. >> reporter: it could be part of his costume, but it's not.
first, it really works. see? and not just the light. >> i can do peace sign, and i can also do a thumbs-up. >> reporter: colin was born with a condition that even after several surgeries has left him with fingers that do not grab or pick up. a bionic hand, it's just what he needs. so he hears that there are now 3-d printers capable of creating simple prosthetic hands. we've introduced some of these kids who have gotten them before. anna and alex, the same basic idea is in play, the 3-d printers create the parts for devices that cost just hundreds of dollars, because the designs are available online. so, when colin hears his local library's printer is being made available to him -- >> my reaction was -- >> reporter: the printing out took about a day and a half and assembly with his mom helping and then voila. >> wore it to school that day
and everybody thought it was really cool. >> reporter: good attitude, yup. >> the thing we always hoped for, we wanted to raise him to be comfortable. >> reporter: and this is just a starter project. better hands are coming. and you can be sure colin will be grabbing for one of those. >> awesome. >> reporter: john donvan, abc news, washington. >> that is incredible, huh? >> absolutely impressive. you know, a lot of the tech companies should sign that kid up. >> my gosh, to have that instinctive nature. look at that, he had this when he was very little and just to grow up. look at this, he's still so young. >> he utilized the 3-d printer and to have the smarts to be able to make that functional. >> look at that sketch. >> good for him. >> m.i.t., give him a call. a kid needs a scholarship. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. ing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning -- aviation disaster. a passenger jet breaking apart in midair. miles of scattered debris being investigated right now. the theorys on what brought it down and the grieving families. debate fallout. candidates in the crowded republican field holding a late-night meeting. mapping out new demands for the debates moving forward. caught on camera. a police officer nearly run over when a driver steps on the gas in an attempt to get away. and world series champs. the royals beating the mets in another early morning finish. the highlights and the celebrations.