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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here's the hop headlines on "world news now." donald trump and hillary clinton battling it out on the same stage for the first time, going in the debate neck and neck in the polls hoping to win over undecided voters. >> dozens of northern californians have been ordered to evacuate as the sawmill fire grows and destroyed more than two square miles of rural countryside. it's 10% contained. high temperatures, steep terrain and strok winds are hampering firefighters' efforts. florida marlins fans are mourning the loss of pitcher jose fernandez.
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he die at just 24 years old. >> a curfew in effect in charlotte since thursday has now been lifted. there were violent protests following the fatal police shooting of keith scott, but demonstrators have been peaceful in the last two days. those are some of the top stories on this monday, september 26th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, breaking news, a sports legend passed away, in fact, one of the greatest golfers of all time, arnold palmer passing away yesterday afternoon at the age of 87. >> he won seven major tournaments. the masters four times and british and u.s. open each twice. overall, he won nearly 100 tournaments worldwide, but
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palmer will be remembered for more than just his athletic ability. abc's lindsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in the golf world, he's known simply as the king. the place of golf in modern professional sports owes everything to arnold palmer. in the 1950s when golf was largely a country club sport, he became the people's golfer. >> arnold palmer is the master. >> reporter: the son of a greens keeper from pennsylvania, he blended a working class background, dashing good looks, and a go-for-broke style. his famous flamboyant swing delighted crowds, making him golf's number one star as golf moved into the television era. the come-from-behind victories legend, adding the word "charge" to the sports vocabulary. he charged from seven strokes back for the win. the thousands that followed along the course and television were known as arnie's army, never deserting him, right up until the end.
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he was an expert pilot, a brilliant businessman, and a pitch man for scores of products and causes. he leaves behind a legacy of charity work, almost as long as his golf victories. in almost 50 years, he won 92 tournaments overall, seven of them major championships. >> when you walk up the 18th and you get an ovation like that, i guess that says it all. >> reporter: and now in his passing, his influence lives on whenever and wherever a member of arnie's army tees off, abc news. politicians to other players, all remembering arnold palmer understandably. now to politics. one of the biggest days of the campaign season, the first debate between donald trump and hillary clinton hours away. >> as many as 100 million people are planning to watch this stage for tonight's big showdown right
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there in long island. george step nom stepanopolis has the story. >> i am not a single issue candidate. >> reporter: hillary clinton the most experienced debater in modern history. 34 presidential primary debates under her belt. >> you are the fickle biggest liar, probably worse than jeb bush. >> reporter: donald trump with 11, taking out 16 rivals. >> let me talk, quiet. quiet. out of time. >> reporter: but this debate is one-on-one, 90 minutes before a huge tv audience that doesn't much like either candidate. >> we have a debate coming up shortly, right? >> reporter: trump's challenge? close the gap with clinton on world affairs, qualifications, and temperament. >> i'll be very respectful of her. i think she deserves that. i'm going to be nice. you never know how it will turn out, that's why there's a lot of people watching. >> reporter: clinton's campaign worried he could win just by showing up and expectations working against her. 47% in our poll say she'll win, and 33 for trump.
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>> even before the candidates step foot on the stage, sparks fly over the guest list. >> looks like bill clinton's former miss stress will not attend. trump threatened to invite flowers after offering a seat to mark cuban, a trump critic. he says now flowers was never actually invited. concerns trump may be allowed to go unchecked at the debate. they demanding the moderators step in, set the record straight if trump says something that's not true. >> all that we're asking is if donald trump lies it's pointed out. >> i really don't appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact checkers. >> republican nominee said for all the debates, moderators
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should let the candidates challenge each other on the facts rather than interrupt debates to point out inaccuracies. of course, you can watch the debate right here on abc with our power house political team live tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern and full analysis here on "world news now." >> iowa's second largest city braces for the worst flooding in years. thousands of residents told to evacuate, and others get ready as the cedar river rises. devastating flooding eight years ago cost the city billions of dollars. here's more now. >> reporter: the major flooding disaster in iowa is only getting worse. up to 7 feet of water submerging homes. entire neighborhoods swamped by rivers. the only way in or out is by boat. >> we built what we thought was going to be good enough, but it wasn't. we'll rebuild back. >> reporter: this baby deer
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caught in the water surge, a good samaritan rescued it from the dangerous currents. in cedar rapids, they scramble to fill thousands of sandbags to protect against the growing threat. evacuations begin as residents brace for one of the worst floods in the city's history. >> we have to push hard the next few days to be fully prepared for that crest. >> reporter: right behind me, one of several bridges now shut down in anticipation of the river coming to street level, coming up and over the banks, which is why there's temporary levies to hold back the river forecasted to crest at 20 feet tuesday and mississippi crests sunday. a multiday event, likes of which has not been seen since 2008 which was devastating. they hope to be more prepared this time. abc news, cedar rapids, iowa. a class action suit filed against wells fargo, wanting $2 billion on behalf of the workers who tried to meet sales without fraud and were later forced to resign or demoted.
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wells fargo fired 5300 employees for opening accounts without getting customer permission. first google, now snapchat with eyeglasses called skepticals, and the glasses can record up to ten seconds of video each time you tap a button by the hinge. they come in three colors, but they are only one size and cost $130, distribution limited, and they admit it's a toy. >> kind of looks like it. when i first heard the idea, i thought it was the onion article, but it's real. cool. to football now, chicago has the cubs, that definitely distracts from the other bears in town. >> da bears. o-3 after losing 31-17 in dallas sunday night. that's seven losses in the last eight games for chicago dating back to last season. the cowboys snapped an eight-game home losing streak.
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>> yep. one man at the game learned a hard lesson. if you're on the sidelines, pay attention. oh, see that? end of a run there the bears' jordan howard. took him out. the guy in the suit wiped out by jjwilcox, and both players run off and leave him in the heat. >> they didn't check him? >> no. >> come on, man. >> at least help the guy up. come on. >> i assume he was okay. >> he was just standing there. >> that's part of the problem with having seats so close to the play. >> geez. >> yeah. >> i like the nosebleed ones. >> is that why you sit up there? >> yeah. >> me too. okay. so a bit of marilyn monroe's blond hair sells in an auction for $70,000. the two locks of hair were expected to go for $8,000.
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the auction house will not say who won the bid. >> more bizarre, ashes of the author truman capote sold at that same auction for $45,000. again, the winner is unknown. okay. how much did your hair go for? >> when i shaved it all off? it went to propecia. >> people were not standing waiting for their locks? >> no, not at all. >> all right. >> shocking. coming up, the transatlantic flight diverted by a samsung tablet catching on fire. what happened on the detroit to amsterdam flight after it fell inside a seat and was jammed. smooth sailing for prince william and the duchess, kate, are on their second official visit to canada. and what a difference five years makes. first here's a look at today's temperatures. "world news now" weather brought to you by vistaprint.
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authorities in cleveland are issuing a warning after seven fatal overdoses in one day. the victims died from either heroin or phetynol or combination of both. the cases are not believed to be linked. >> a tablet believed to be cause of a smoking problem causing and emergency landing in england this weekend. they reported spoke in the cabin, and officials say it was caused by an overheat the tablet wedged in a seat. samsung not commenting on this. the faa is reviewing the incident. no issues for the royal family, on the second official visit to canada. >> boarding yesterday to travel to vancouver. >> quite a lot changed in five
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years from the last visit to canada. >> reporter: a royal family affair touching down in canada with prince george stealing the show. all eyes on charlotte mastering the wave on her royal tour. well, this is it, this is the moment they kick off their highly anticipated tour of the west coast of canada packing in more than 13 engagements of the next seven days. canadian prime minister justin trudeaux and his wife rolling out the red carpet welcoming the cambridges. complete with military honors and 21 gun salute. >> we're so pleased that george and charlotte can be with us in canada this time around.
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beginning their own lifetime of friendship with this wonderful country. >> reporter: kate looking regal in a blue dress and a little bling borrowed from the queen. they began the tour with a royal walk about, and a solemn moment remembering those who served. the prince took this day to thank their hosts for their warm welcome, and then saying a few words in french, or trying to. [ speaking french ] it's a little rusty, work with me. >> reporter: so this is an action-packed tour. the palace described it outdoorsy and casual, but they had a tea party with their kids and families serving in the military, and more than 30 engagement on this tour, we are going to try to keep up with them every step of the way. wish us luck, abc news,
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vancouver. >> nice to see a light hearted moment with the prince. >> french was a little off. >> they are human too. >> they can't speak it like the rest of us. they have a busy schedule, so the kids are left back there on victoria island while the royals travel all throughout the yukon, british columbia, and the tea party back in victoria later on this week. how adorable did they look coming off the plane? >> it's a little bit unfair. >> don't you look like that when you get off an 11 hour flight? >> i have flannel pants on, torn t-shirt, and that's what the duchess looks like >> wakes up like that. flawless. coming up, did you text anyone this weekend? >> well, in case you didn't know it, it was no text weekend. >> whoops. >> we'll explain the wisdom behind the technology holiday straight ahead. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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for many americans, texting replaced talking, and a growing number of mental health experts say it's not a good thing. >> one group issued a challenge for us, by encouraging us to embark on a no text weekend. how did you do? here's abc's rachel smith. >> reporter: ding, ding, and ring. our modern day melody.
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just ask mom of two boys and ceo of a tech company. >> so i am constantly working seven days a week, 12 hour days. i know what it means to be hyperconnected. >> throughout the day i probably grab my phone and text someone every ten to 15 minutes. >> reporter: one group aiming to change that. at least for a few days by launching no next weekend. >> no text weekend begins the personal online challenge to just try to talk. >> we encourage you to call your friends, call your family. >> no texting for the weekend. >> reporter: it's not just a problem for teens and tweens, even mom and dad find the challenge daunting. >> start at 7? >> 7:00 p.m. >> reporter: while texting is magical, we do it too often and use it for conversations we should be having in person. >> when you can text important emotional information, but you don't know how it's landing with the other person.
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90% of communication's nonverbal. >> reporter: so this weekend is all about reclaiming conversations and connecting with one another with your voice, not your screen. >> this is awesome. this is something we have to do because it's important for me, as both mom and ceo, to know, stop, unplug, focus on the people right there, right in front of you. >> reporter: ready for this. >> are you? >> are you? >> harder for me to not text? >> you're always on your phone, just idly doing it. >> i am -- i won't be able to do it. >> no? >> i wouldn't be able to do it. i have problems, that expert said, you don't know how it's landing, but with the emoticons, there's a lot of options. have you seen the update. >> i have not because i didn't update. >> look. to diane, a text with balloons or let's go -- >> get me actual balloons.
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>> or fireworks. >> i want real fireworks.
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♪ ♪ you're dancing to the music. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> calling play by play for the los angeles dodgers since they were in brooklyn, truman was in the white house, and nat king cole was on the radio. >> now sports broadcasting legend signed off for good. here's david wright. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: this weekend, they rolled out the blue carpet at dodger stadium. >> oh, come on. it's just me. >> reporter: the end of an era that lasted 67 years. >> hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you. i thought i'd get that out of the way right away.
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>> reporter: vince, calling them as he sees them since 1950s. >> the windup, here's the pitch. it's a perfect game. >> reporter: from jackie robinson, sandy cofax to henry aaron breaking babe ruth's home run record for the opposing team. >> and it's gone! what a marvellous moment for baseball. >> reporter: what did that moment mean? >> for me, i tried to call the play as accurately and quickly as possible, and then shut up and let the crowd roar because there's nothing better. >> reporter: fans watched with him, even when they are there at the ballpark watching the game. >> thank you for painting a picture for us, for our families that we'll have for the rest of our lives. >> reporter: dodger fans, vince was the sound track of summer. >> we'll miss you, my friend. we'll miss you in our radio, in
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our cars, in our backyards. >> reporter: an endless summer finally finished. david wright, abc news, new york. >> he's seen so much, and we should point out, the dodgers are going to be in the playoffs, they clenched their division. but scully said in the agreement he'd retire at the end of the regular season. but many los angeles fans will miss that voice. so many great calls he made over his career. >> people are going to be wanting -- getting a seat next to him wherever he's watching the game to get a little private play by play. >> all right. well, that's the news for this half hour, everyone. >> remember to follow us on facebook,
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news, the sports world loses a legend. >> golf great, arnold palmer, has died. reactions pouring out overnight from fans, fellow athletes, even the white house. debate day, donald trump and hillary clinton will finally meet on a stage. in just a matter of hours in what will likely be the most watched debate in u.s. history. look inside the venue right there and a decision about the debate that came down to a coin flip. then william, kate and the rest of the their family are just across the border in canada. see how princess charlotte is enjoying her first royal tour and their flight on a seat plane and then see george's diss to the prime minister. a sign of the times. turn around, guys, presidential candidate behind you, the picture that says a thousand words about the age we live in.
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that's in the mix on this monday, september 26th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. we begin this half hour with breaking news. arnold palmer died at the age of 87. >> the golf ledgends passing away overnight in pittsburgh from complications from heart problems. he won seven major titles between 1958 and 1964, 62 victories in all on pga tour, over the span of his career. his charisma, though, made golf appealing to a larger audience. tiger woods and others react overnight calling the passing a sad day for the sport. >> president obama tweeted this image saying here's to the king who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. our other top story this morning is the first one-on-one debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. >> of course, we'll had several
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months of bitter attacks between the two. well, they square off tonight on that stage right there. this is on long island. >> the eve of the debate rs they met separately in new york with israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, discussing israel's relationship with the u.s. and iran nuclear deal and other topics. >> clinton and trump in a dead heat. 74% of americans say they'll tune in tonight. we'll get more now from abc. >> reporter: the road to the white house passes by this stage, the epic showdown, but a different grudge match over who gets a coveted invite to the show. after hillary clinton's team offered what they say is one of the best seats they have to mark cuban, donald trump's billionaire reality tv nemesis -- >> i just don't see him being capable in the least bit. >> reporter: trump took to twitter, threatening to offer an invitation of his own saying if
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dopey mark cuban of failed benefactor fame wants to sit in the the front row, perhaps i will put gennifer flowers right in front of him. the woman who had an affair with bill clinton decades ago. trump's campaign manager now says flowers was never actually invited. >> this debate should not be about what billionaire hillary clinton puts in the front row. she has a right to be there if given a ticket. >> reporter: a veteran with 34 debates under her belt, deep in preparation from briefing books to mock debates. >> donald trump's bigotry, his bullying, his bluster, are not going to wear well on the american people. >> reporter: trump, no stranger to the stage, either, he's done 11. but never one-on-one, no mock debates for him, just question and answer session. his aides worry he's not practiced enough. >> i'm the only one that beats hillary clinton. >> reporter: this time, two alone for 90 minutes, six topics, clinton gets the first question, trump with two minutes to respond.
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both sides already fighting about moderators. clinton's team says it's their job to fact check. >> all that we're asking is if donald trump lies, that it's pointed out. >> reporter: trump's team says, not so fast. >> i really don't appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact checkers. >> reporter: we have learned hillary clinton will be staged left. donald trump will be staged right. after the first round of questions, there's ten minutes of open debate and conversation and the rules were came in part because of agreements between the campaign and also because of a coin toss. they won't tell us who won which one. abc news, hempstead, new york. >> we wanted to know, too. >> we learned so much about what is going to happen.. >> i still want to know who won that coin toss, though. as many as 100 million americans are expected to watch tonight's debate. eight in ten says it won't change their minds either way, but that still leaves a fair amount of undecided voters.
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>> which could end up making a difference in this tight race. our chief political analyst, matt dowd, has more. >> this moment of the campaign is the most important moment of the entirety of the campaign, only authentic moment to occur. it's not television ads or speeches, but standing on the stage in front of the public. they have to switch positions. hillary clinton has to show more head, less heart, and for donald trump, he needs to connect more in a rational level and show more head. i think he needs to get in more detail and substance, switching positions they had over the course of the campaign. and you can watch the debate right here on abc with our powerhouse political team live monday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. we move on now to other news. this morning, no comment from samsung about another issue related to one of the devices. a weekend delta flight from detroit to the netherlands
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diverted to england due to smokey cabin conditions. the airline says a samsung tablet became jammed inside a seat. smoke eventually started coming from the tablet and the seat's foam. the tablet is not part of samsung's recent recall when 1 million note 7 smartphones were called back. the city of charlotte is no longer under curfew. the major lifting it last night. it was put in effect thursday after violent protests. following the police shooting of keith scott. protesters remained peaceful outside the panthers' football game against the vikings sunday afternoon. and charlotte police released video of the shootling over the weekend, but it still leaves many questions. it shows scott getting out of the suv walking backwards slowly, hands at the side, and four shots ring out. it's not clear if anything is in his hands. >> you cannot determine whether it's a justified shoot only based on the video that's been released. but when you look at it initially, it looks like some sort of leather device.
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you might logically conclude that it is some sort of ankle holster. >> police also released these pictures of evidence taken from the scene, this gun, marijuana, an ankle holster and they say scott's dna fingerprints were found on that loaded gun. we're learning new information about the man suspected of shooting five people to death at a seattle area mall. the 20-year-old suspect is expected to make a court appearance later today. >> reporter: an alleged shooter, arcan cetin's house, we found his stepfather outside and in no mood to talk. alert police recognized and arrested the 20-year-old cetin simply walking down the street near his home about 40 minutes from the scene of the shootings, a remarkably peaceful end to a hov horrific murder spree. >> he said nothing. he was zombie-like. >> reporter: it took police 24 hours to track him down,
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following a bread crumb trail of surveillance photos leading to his car. police say the man in shorts and a t-shirt with a rifle killing five people inside macy's friday night is a turkish immigrant and small town grocery bagger, "the seattle times" reporting there's a criminal record including domestic assault charges. police are looking into reports cetin's ex girlfriend may have worked at macy's, but for now, motive is unclear. cetin is a teenage -- when gunfire erupted. the big question remains, motive. police ruled nothing out but they dome believe there's a link to terrorism. as the mall prepares to reopen, the suspect will be making his first court appearance. neal karlinski, abc news, washington. the man accused of hacking a high profile icloud account has been released on bail. 35-year-old nathan wyatt offered "the sun" newspaper 3,000 photographs from pipa
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middleton's account, the sister of prince williams's wife. it was reportedly wanted $65,000 for the personal photos. >> speaking of the duke and duchess, they are not far away over in canada, british columbia right now. they were greeted in vancouver. >> visited charities for immigrants and pregnant women and toured canada on sea plane there. this is a royal's first overseas trip with their children who remained in victoria yesterday. upon arrival, though, after the ten hour flight, young prince george seemed nervous, and when the prime minister offered the 3-year-old a high five, the prime minister, well, he should understand. he's got three young children of his own. george was having none of it. that's cute. just staring at his hand, like, what do you want? what would you like with that?
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coming up, the stunning tragedy off the florida coast that's killed one of america's most beloved baseball stars. >> what we're finding out about the horrific boat crash this weekend that killed miami marlins' star, jose fernandez, and two other men. and it's a flight status that's even more elite than first class. we're checking out the private room service aboard singapore airlines. remember to find us on facebook at, and on twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." now."
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this week's oil tanker explosion in the golf course. the fire from saturday morning's blast was finally put out after 36 hours. all the ship's 31 crew members are safe. the tanker was carried 170,000 gallons of oil and gasoline. officials say there was a minute mule fuel spill, but it was contained. turning now to a tragedy off the coast of miami beach where miami marlin's star pitcher, jose fernandez, one of three killed in a boating accident. >> fernandez, who escaped from cuba as a teenager then became one of baseball's best and he had just announced some big family news. here's the latest. >> reporter: investigators surrounding the chilling overturned wreckage from an accident that killed a beloved baseball all-star, miami marlins' pitcher jose fernandez and two other men dying when their boat slammed into a jetty off the coast of miami beach.
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>> it does appear speed was involved due to the impact. >> reporter: the marlins game canceled as teammates tearfully paid tribute to the 24-year-old known for hesitate infectious personality and passion for the sport. >> watching kids play little league, that's the joy that jose played with. >> reporter: that joy radiating through his pride and becoming an american, jailed in cuba for frying to defect. fernandez finally made it to the u.s. on his fourth attempt. >> he sacrificed his life to leave an oppressed country. >> reporter: his grandmother traveling from cuba in 2013 emotionally surprising him just before he was named rookie of the year. and fernandez was starting a family of his own, posting this picture on instagram just five days ago of his pregnant girlfriend. >> it's a tremendous loss, and my heart goes out to his family. >> reporter: investigators say they don't believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the
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crash adding fernandez and the other two victims were not wearing life vests. abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, as we count down to tonight's presidential debate, we are looking back at some of the more awkward moments in presidential debate history. >> and there were many. first, the largest passenger jet liner for a taste in the good life in lifestyles of the rich are and then there's us. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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for those of us stuck in the cheap seats on jetliners, when's it like in first class? >> yeah. you know, the whole thing about turning right, which is bad, on a plane, opposed to turning left, that's a fancy thing.
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we turned left for this segment. the latest installment of lifestyles of the rich and us. >> we're going somewhere where people people actually get to seat, aboard that beautiful jet. >> reporter: the world's beautiful passenger airplane, parked in a e remote part of jfk. how cool is this? we're on the tarmac of jfk next to a singapore's 8380, about to get on board, only passenger in first class, no less. its doors opened just for us. >> hi. welcome aboard single pore airlines. >> the flight attendant flew in last night from singapore. >> this is mine? >> yes. >> reporter: all of this so we can experience flight on one of the world's most premier airline, singapore airline's swankiest suite. from the moment of being on board, you are treated like a king.
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>> mr. gibson, for you. >> reporter: that's a whole lot of amenity. an amenity kit that may have included your own cologne. i may have overdid it a little. okay. a lot. all right, too much. before settling in, check out this big boy in the sky. it features four cabin classes. first premium, economy on the lower level, and seats 379 passengers overall, and the second floor is all business class. it's huge. hi. kendis. how you doing. >> hi. i'm james boyd with singapore airlines. >> reporter: the vp of public relations joined me in the suite for cocktails. >> welcome aboard. >> thank you. this is fantastic. >> reporter: the suite big enough to seat two, as it should. a round-trip ticket costs you $12,000 to asia. >> you have stark crisp white table linens, bone china.
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we offer five different kinds of gourmet coffee. you get your choice of a champagne. things our passengers love it preordering meals in advance. >> reporter: the meals are designed by star chefs in new york and l.a. >> at 36,000 feet. >> reporter: the meal now complete, one of the most popular parts of the first class experience, getting dressed up in your fancy pajamas and being turned down for the night. ♪ turned down for what turn down for what ♪ double suites open up into a huge bed. i could use this bed. i could use that bed. go back to this one. >> reporter: and away we go. ♪ >> excuse me, mr. gibson?
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>> james? this is really nice. >> i hope you're enjoying your suite. >> i am. >> you realize we're really not flying? >> we're not going anywhere? >> well, we're going to have to ask you to deplane. we have to get the plane ready to go. >> reporter: he wasn't kidding. we're getting kick out. >> thanks for coming aboard. hope you enjoyed your almost flight. >> kind of a cruel tease. >> not so much a flight? >> not so much. just get on board, get comfortable, and than viola, you're getting kicked out. >> did you get to keep the amenities? >> there's a little cologne left. you can smell it. other airlines have showers, and an entire apartment in the sky. so there are many, many options.
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>> and a full size cologne on singapore airlines. full size. >> i'm sorry. a full size cologne on singapore airlines. full size. >> i'm sorry.
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♪ it is perhaps a sign of the times. you know, you're very much into your selfie game. >> am i? >> and so are many of the millennials nowadays. and this photo from the campaign trail sums it up. look carefully. you have the first woman ever nominated by a major party to be president, and there you have all these millennials just doing selfies. >> it's weird. i don't understand -- >> i don't get it. you get the idea. all these people, they have this woman who might be president, and all their backs are turned. not that they're not impressed by the secretary there, it's just that they wanted all a selfie with her. >> okay.
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>> now we have a selfie of us. >> we can move on now. i got a selfie within -- of me with the story about the selfies with hillary clinton. >> mind blown. >> it's kind of like i got a selfie with hillary clinton. >> it is kind of true. on to food, my favorite topics. we're not going to talk about the latest combinations, but this is the delete campaign. land o' lakes teamed up with feed america and instagram and they decided they're going to donate 11 meals for every photo of food that is deleted from instagram. people have the chance to participate until october 18th or until the movement reaches the intended goal of donating 2.75 million meals. put a food picture on and delete it. >> there you have it. did you see this over the weekend? this must have hurt for a bit.
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this game, lsu versus auburn, and you see that right there? she tried to catch a kick yauch, and -- oh, that is poor ashley ward who was hit in the face. despite the fact it was a little painful to watch, it apparently it was not painful after all. she was okay. >> that's the after photo. no broken nose, no black eye. >> nope, nope. she's just smiling about it. thankfully. >> oh. >> there you go. from a failed catch to a surprisingly successful one, i want to take you over to this video. that pulling up is a map who forgot his lunch, and up on the balcony -- >> no way. nice. >> the video's titled, her husband forgot to bring lunch, and apparently he called up and she came to the rescue with an excellent sandwich and better aim. >> what about the can of soda? >> i don't know about that part.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," hours away from the first presidential debate, and how are the candidates preparing, and are the fireworks already happening? interesting invites to tell you about on both sides. breaking news, golf legend, arnold palmer, passes away at the age of 87. new reaction coming in at this hour. the album that changed the record business creating a new genera entirely, nivana's album, the baby on the cover, and what he looks like now. >> could be in a retirement home now. and the upset at the box office this weekend giving new life to star power. the movies that have been dominating theaters this month including "the magnificent seven" and "sully" have one
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thing in common. can you guess what it is? the answer is in "the skinny." it is monday, september 26. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> sully was a man. denzel, i don't know. we'll see. >> okay. >> all right. we'll get to that a little later on "the skinny." but fist, a long awaited showdown between donald trump and hillary clinton set to tee off on the debate stage for the first time. >> with 90 minutes to make their case, and the fireworks already started over the guest list. the latest now from abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: the stage set and expectation game in full swing on the campaign trail. >> what we're concerned about is that there might be a double standard here. >> i don't appreciate campaigns thinking it's the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact checkers. >> reporter: hillary clinton and
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donald trump's campaigns trying to set the bar on what will likely be the most-watched political showdown in american history. their first presidential debate compared to the super bowl. 100 million people expected to watch. and the race couldn't be tighter. a new abc news "washington post" poll shows clinton holding at 64%. donald trump two points behind, but still within the margin of error. >> all we're asking that if donald trump lies, it's point out. >> reporter: trump expects the moderators to be harder on him. the most powerful republican in congress, house speaker paul ryan, hopes trump's doing his homework. >> look, hillary clinton's done this most of her life, the pro, this is new for donald. overprepare for it. >> reporter: the psychological warfare already started. clinton's campaign invited trump's nemesis, billionaire mark cuban. the republican nominee responded
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by tweeting, perhaps i will put gennifer flowers beside him, reportedly said yes, i'll be there. >> why send out that tweet? >> to remind people he's a great counterpuncher. she's not been invited by the campaign. >> reporter: while both candidates are spending the day preparing behind closed doors, they both had meetings with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, a brief pause before the epic face-off. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> as you saw there, both sides actually met with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, and tried to emphasize a strong relationship between the u.s. and israel. >> donald trump and benjamin netanyahu in trump tower and talked about the border which fence which trump cites when talking about building a wall. >> hillary clinton talked about iran and syria and a two-state solution to the israeli/palestinian conflict. >> you, of course, can watch the debate here on abc with our
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power house political team coverage live monday night starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> we'll have team coverage right here on "world news now" with our banl joining us, i believe, from hofstra university. the death of golf great arnold palmer, the man credited with making the sport popular with a wide audience died yesterday from complications of heart problems. he was 8 years old. palmer dominated golf just as the television era started. >> his good looks and charming personality made him one of the most popular in the world. his fans became known as arne's army and he was the king. he won seven major championships and 62 pga tour wins, and he was a pioneer in sports marketing. the praise for arnold palmer is pouring in this morning. tiger woods tweeted, quote, thanks, arnold, for friendship, counsel, and a lot of laughs. your philanthropy and humility espn analyst jay bilac referring
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of the recent death of ali saying we lost "the king" and the greatest in the same year. how lucky we are to have them both. >> fox sports showed this photo adding, seriously, how can you ever be cooler than this? it's impossible. meantime, now, we move on, though, to a possible future sports legend who passed away. this weekend, miami marlins pitcher jose fernandez and two other people killed in a boating accident sunday morning slamming into a jetty off the coast of miami. they left cuba on a speedboat eight years ago to become one of baseball's dominant young pitchers. they cancelled yesterday's game. the manager, don mattingly, was emotional talking about fernandez. >> as bad as he would make, just some of the stuff he'd do, you saw the little kid that you see when you watch kids play little
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league or something like that. that's the joy that jose played with and the passion he felt about playing. that's what i think about. >> marlins star slugger stanton posted on instagram that he was still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. there was a moment of silence for fernandez before every baseball game played yesterday and the dolphins game against the browns. the man suspected of shooting five people to death in a seattle area mall is expected in court today. arcan cetin was arrested over the weekend after a day-long manhunt. the motive remains a mystery, but investigators say he had a run in with the law over recent years including charges he assaulted his stepfather. one man was killed and four others injured in a pair of early shootings sunday including on university of illinois campus.
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police in the city of champagne believe the two shootings were related. the first shooting was a result of an argument at a party. thousands of people out of their homes as flooding threatens cedar rapids, iowa. the cedar river is in danger of overflowing its banks, prompting volunteers to fill sandbags. public schools canceled classes through wednesday. the river is expected to crest tomorrow morning, although not as high as it was eight years ago when flooding caused billions of dollars of damage. okay. this is how grunge rock fans know they are getting out. ner vana's "never mind" with the baby on the cover of the album is now 25. >> no. wow. many of us remember this picture. you saw him immediately. >> oh, yeah. that's awesome. >> under the water was a four month old spencer elden and this is spencer today. he recreated that for the 25th anniversary and wanted to be in
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the picture naked like in 1991, but the photographer apparently was not a fan of the idea. >> so many hits on that album, come as you are, you know, lithium, and bloom, and go on and on, but that photo is awesome. >> so good. >> he's got tatted up. >> missing my skater jeans and sneakers. >> ripped jeans. >> smells like teen spirit. >> it does. that's the best of all. >> now it just smells like a retirement home. >> or your cologne. coming up, 8-year-old girl in maryland who is being called a hero this morning. what she did in a critical few moments that officials say likely saved her mother's life. and we're just hours away from one of the most anticipated presidential debates in recent memory. and if past debates are any indication, tonight could be loaded with surprises. but first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by
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a maryland woman is fortunateto be alive this morning thanks to the quick thinking and calmness of her 8-year-old daughter. the woman began to feel numb on the left side of her face and told the third grader about it. luckily, aniva clayton had recently looked up the word "stroke" and the girl called 911. >> hello? >> do you have an emergency? >> i'm in the house with my mom, and i think she's having a stroke now. the door's unlocked, i just unlocked it. >> all right, dear, you're doing a great job. your mom's going to be awful proud of you, the way you're helping her out. what a heads up move there.
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the county gave her an award for her bravery. she said receiving it was, quote, very, very exciting. >> wow. turning now to politics and first presidential debate between donald trump and hillary clinton set for tonight. >> trying to keep it a secret, but, yes, it's tonight. what can we expect? well, you know, if past years are any indication, just about anything. ali has the latest from washington. good morning, ali. >> hi, diane and kendis. a record number of people expected to watch hillary clinton and donald trump finally duke it out on stage in the first presidential debate monday night in a race that's been anything that ordinary. the question is, how will the candidates perform in this key hallmark of the american electoral process? if history's any indication, we know this to be true, debates can be awkward and up expected. before we see how this debate measures up, take a look back with us at some of the most awkward moments in presidential
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debate history. >> texas senator ted cruz. ben carson caused thee most awkward traffic jam in election history. >> florida senator marco rubio. >> sarah palin kept things simple. and ross perot was brutally honest about his experience. >> who am i? why am i here? >> mitt romney's definition of a dollar looked a little different than ours. >> $10,000 bet? >> reporter: donald trump crossed a line with tmi. >> look at those hands. are they small hands? and he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else must be small. i guarantee you there's no problem.
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i guarantee it. >> reporter: president obama threw some shade. and president bush looked bored. >> yes, how how the national debt permanently affected -- >> the word oops forever immortalized in debate history. >> education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see -- i can't. the third one, i can't, sorry. oops. >> likabilities were settled. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough. >> thank you. >> reporter: shouting matches ensued. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. >> reporter: and lloyd benson dropped the mic on dan quail. >> senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: clearly, clinton and trump have tough acts to follow, but that hasn't stopped either from leaving their unique stamp on president equal election history. diane, kendis. >> all right, thanks. when we come back, the movies that have been dominating the box office this month all
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have one thing in common. can you guess what it is? >> what do you think it is? the big announcement from the backstreet boys. the skinny's next.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time now for "the skinny." we're going to start with the
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upset this weekend at the box office. >> denzel washington and remake of the 1960 western "magnificent seven" galloped into a strong opening this weekend taking in $35 million. that was followed by storks and together they push sully out of first place after two weeks down to third place. >> but there is an interesting trend going on this month at the box office. the lead actors dominating the top movies this month are all over the age of 60. denzel washington is 61 years old. >> tom hanks plays the lead in "sully," of course, turned 60 back in sully, and steven lang starring in "don't breathe" is 64 years old. >> having hollywood pundits rethinking the star power.
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denzel washington and tom hanks were the overwhelming reason for people buying tickets for those movies. >> oh. >> while there's been this trend about you have to have, like, modern music and go to modern movies. no, you know what, it's good to go see the older guys there. >> i saw "hell or high water," and jeff bridges in that too. >> exactly. >> that was excellent. >> exactly. next, tv star power, bringing out fans of a classic '90s show. >> the will and grace reunion that no one expected. it happened over the weekend, megan and her husband, nick, have been performing a live show in santa barbara, california called "summer of 69, no apostrophe." >> this week, the former costars eric, debra, and shaun showed up to support their old bestie. >> sharing this photo and another on instagram with her 287,000 followers a lot of followers. >> yes. >> and it looks like not a single one of them has aged a single day in the ten years since "will and grace" went off air. >> saying they even smell the same. of course, we hope that's a good thing. >> yeah. i guess. >> could go either way with that. >> oh, my god, they're back again. oh, my god, they are back again.
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♪ oh, my god they're back again ♪ that's right, ladies and gentlemen. the backstreet boys surprised a crowd saturday night at iheart radio music festival in nevada with classic hits including backstreet's back, all right. they were alongside florida georgia line. >> and they're really, really back. they announced they'll headline their own las vegas residency show called backstreet boys larger than life at access planet hollywood resort and casino. >> residency contains 18 dates from march 1st to july 1st and presale tickets starting today. finally, a weekend wrap up of celebrity good tidings. >> a surprise announcement from actor josh brolin, marrying model girlfriend catherine boyd on saturday. and after the private ceremony, he shared this photo on instagram with a line from e.e. cummings poem, saying, i thank you, god, for this most amazing day.
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next, "shark tank" damon popped the question to long time girlfriend, heather, on the set of the show. she did say yes. after he pulled out a custom designed 9.5 carat diamond ring, she said definitely yes, absolutely, no doubt. the couple shares a six month old daughter who witnessed the proposal, by the way. a family event. >> members of the crew said yes, and they were not asked the question. speaking of bling, dina manziel flashed her $30,000 engagement ring in vegas. not bad.
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a day after getting engaged to her boyfriend and former represent cast member, congratulations to the happy couple. >> congratulations.
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♪ ♪ i found out all i had done was made it easy for t ♪ i found out all i had done was made it easy for the cleanup woman ♪ an elementary school principal never expected to turn into a cleanup woman, but she found out you have to get creative to get the job done. >> while trying to figure out how to boost attendance, she got a solution that no one saw coming, and it involved washing machines. here's david muir. >> st. louis, missouri, the just over the bridge, the principal and her students. many of those smiles were missing when she took over as principal of gibson elementary two years ago. absenteeism, an epidemic, going door-to-door in her community to find out why. >> we heard we didn't have clean
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clothes. students were feeling like, well, i can't come to school because my clothes aren't clean. >> no clean clothes, hearing it over and over. >> we have a washer and drier at home. it's just that our electricity was shut off. >> we had no clean clothes because we only had a little bit of money, and we used our money for food. >> reporter: so dr. gunn had an idea. she got in touch with whirlpool, asking for help. they immediately said yes, donating washers and dryers to washington elementary. >> they want you to put as many clothes fit in a bag, and then they have you bring them to the school. then they wash them. >> volunteers, parents cleaning clothes at school for free. and in just one year after 2,300 loads of laundry, attendance shot up 90%. >> went from being embarrassed to this confidence level of, look at me read. >> i feel like nothing can stop me. >> reporter: after dr. gunn's initial phone call, whirlpool started the care counts program, doing the same thing in more
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than 30 schools. hundreds more interested. >> principals will say, well, how did you get this? i was like, ask, just ask. you have to look at what is one thing that we can do to make a difference and immediately show change because that is when people know you are listening to them. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> the program plans to expand this to 20 more schools next year. they had more than 300 schools express interest in the ram. >> you can understand why. donating to some 17 schools in missouri, california, and illinois. it's branching out. quite popular all over. don't miss our updates on facebook, >> stay with us. we have more world news coming up. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- a golf legend lost. word of the death of arnold palmer is prompting an outpouring of appreciation from those in arnie's army. it's finally debate day for the presidential candidates. a super bowl-like audience expected for tonight's showdown between hillary clinton and donald trump. their campaigns sparring as the hours dwindle ahead of their crucial clash. a flood emergency in iowa. the water is forcing several thousand people from their homes. it's expected to keep rising for another day. and talk about an express delivery for the guy who forgot his lunch. look out below. a good monday morning to you all. we begin with breaking news this morning.


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