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2 million people in the southeast are being urged evacuate their homes, and the storm is expected to be a a category 4 hurricane, again, once it gets near florida's atlantic coast. and instilling fresh fear inland once again is that scary clown craze that swept across more than two dozen states. >> authorities say it's nothing to laugh about. here's the latest. >> reporter: a scary prank sweeping the nation, creepy clown sightings sending towns into a frenzy. for the first time ever, the topic of clowns brought up in a white house press briefing. >> you know, this is a situation that local law enforcement authorities take quite seriously. >> reporter: from california -- >> i've just been terrified ever since. i actually got trampled by a crowd yesterday because they were all running away in terror. >> reporter: to connecticut, police investigating social media threats promising clowns are coming to school to attack students. in texas, someone using the profile of tim slaughter and a scary clown face posting a list of schools he planned to visit
by halloween. so far, 22 states reporting threats of clown violence and that's not all. >> all in black, black gloves on, had his hood up, and he had a silver mask on. it was, like, one of those evil looking clown ones. >> reporter: in oregon, a woman claims a man in a clown mask tried to attack her, and in michigan, a boy claiming a person dressed as a clown cut him with a knife. back in september, residents in south carolina recording someone in a clown costume tried to lure children into the woods. there's possibly been a dozen arrests based on clown sightings. in connecticut, a school district is banning clown costumes and symbols of terror this halloween season. ken disand mara? >> thank you for the report. coming up, clearing up the confusion behind the chainsmokers. >> we're going to check in with one of the hottest music acts around and dig into the essence
of the millennial music and what's name? does it refer to pot? >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. abc stations. this is how you say it's going to be okay to someone who just lost everything. that, yes, we'll find you somewhere to stay and yes, your children will have breakfast. every 8 minutes the red cross responds to a disaster and makes this promise. help us keep it. ♪i believe, i believe ♪believe we're still worth the fight♪ ♪you'll see there's hope for this world tonight♪ ♪i believe, i believe
they are held as one of the biggest pop stars in america right now, be many americans don't have any idea who they are. >> i know the music now that we play it, but i had no idea it was them. they are not composed of women, although vocalists featured are women. if you're still confused, we're up all nightline with abc's nick watt. ♪ >> reporter: the chainsmokers, you may know them from the slightly irritating novelty 2014 break out hit. >> but first, let me take a selfie. >> reporter: from a splashy billboard magazine article, you get the impression they're dreadful bros bragging about drinking, talking about the size of their manhood. if these guys are future of music, are we in trouble? >> reporter: you guys came across like real -- >> yeah.
>> reporter: i wouldn't use the word. >> yeah. >> reporter: did they get you wrong or are you? >> parts that we do and don't like. i think we should have done a better job considering how hard we work on the mic. >> we do 250 shows a year. we're back in vegas tomorrow. we got miami, austin, vegas again on friday, and them paris. >> reporter: they collaborate a lot. drew also sings, but do they actually play instruments? it's an old man question. >> we play all the instruments on our records, just like any band would. >> reporter: and they fuss with it on their laptops. >> play a bass guitar for the vibe, sound of a real bass, but i cut out the low end which is what a bass is for and add the sub under it so there's a super low synthetic feeling and get the indistinguishable, just sounds like a super -- >> reporter: yeah. i have no idea what you're talking about, but it sounds great. >> okay, cool. >>reporter: the problem with having everything on a laptop,
they can crash. they have lost a trove of songs. >> "don't let me down" is one of the songs we lost. and i had to remake the song from scratch. ♪ having to like go back through that creative process was crazy. >> reporter: back to the song "selfie," 463 million youtube hits and counting. ♪ >> you made a decision, i'm done. i'm going to make what i want to make, what feels cool, i don't care if people can dance to it. i don't care -- i care, but, like, i just want to do what i like. and that was "roses." ♪ >> reporter: "roses" and the rest made them the biggest pop stars in america by being themselves, making music they like, long live the chainsmokers. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in west hollywood california. ♪ >> i love their music. >> i have learned so much from
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a norwegian politician was playing the game during parliament. >> what is going on there? >> the leader of the liberal party caught playing it during a meeting on national security. >> maybe that's what they should be debating, what to do about the craze. >> i'm thinking somebody put a lure there inside of parliament, and so everybody's, like, all right. >> this is a pokemon go thing. i have no clue what you're talking about. i'm a married mom with two little kids. anything pop culture, unless it's like von dutch hat, that's how far back i am. >> you need barbara billingsly to come on the plane and go -- >> who? >> i speak pokemon. >> i need help. next, a lesson we learned in kindergarten, take your turn. this i know kindergarten rules because i have a kindergartener. >> it's a life skill more essential on the highway. this is an example of two drivers in the philippines ruining it for everybody. they kept nudging side by side until they arrived at the toll booth, and then they apparently
wedged themselves in between the curbs so that nobody else could get through and the police had to eventually get involved. this is a game of chicken gone wrong. >> totally. >> yeah. they messed it up for everybody and traffic is screwed up thanks to those jerks. next the case of lost and found go pro. >> back in march of 2013, axel performed an amazing jump while skiing near yellowstone. if your name is axel, you have to do it. it was at the cost of his go pro that he lost in the jump. >> three years late, she returned to the scene to try to retrieve the camera. and amazingly, after all those years of extreme weather, it still worked. >> this somehow makes sense to me. i feel like the freezing it, it would be freezing it, like, it would preserve it in time, you know, like the dna of the
breaking news this morning on "world news now," millions of americans urged to head for safety. breaking news this morning on "world news now," millions of americans urged to head for safety. >> evacuations underway as hurricane matthew gathers strength overnight, barrelling into the bahamas with winds into the triple digits. the powerful storm now taking direct aim at the florida panhandle. we'll have all the details including the latest mel tracking matthew's path throughout the weekend. round two around the corner, donald trump and hillary clinton gearing up to debate again, this, as they weigh in on their running mate's debate performances. plus, why trump using former president bill clinton's recent comments against hillary. smoke fills the cabin of a southwest airline's plane before it even has a chance to take off after a samsung smart phone catches fire, but the owner of
this phone says he turned in his fire-prone galaxy note 7 and this phone, he says, was the replacement. and --. ♪ >> single lady no more. schek out this bride going big on her big day putting on a show fit for a queen, queen b that is, we'll see how she and her bridesmaids were able to pull off some of beyonce's best moves on october 6th, thursday. what a great way to start the morning. ♪ ♪ let me upgrade you, upgrade you ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you were getting down, you were doing some beyonce in the open. >> no, no, i got no beyonce moves. >> you got a little. >> without pulling my back out. >> right, right. well, good morning. says on the prompter joining me is a wonderfully talented mara schiavocampo. did you write that? >> i did not, but i appreciate you reading it.
i paid the producers here extra for the good word. >> great having you with us, and a look at your beyonce moves later. first, serious news to begin with. hurricane matthew continuing its deadly march through the caribbean on its way to the united states. 16 deaths are being blamed on the storm. >> i want to show you on the satellite, matthew is a category 3 storm now with winds sustained at 115 miles per hour. it's moving towards nassau in the bahamas now at 10 miles per hour and as much as 15 inches of rain and a 15 foot storm surge is expected through thursday. >> in the u.s., nearly 2 million people are being urged to evacuate, florida, georgia and the carolinas are under states of emergency. >> and nearly 2,000 flights are cancelled because of the storm, and so are waiving fees for travel to florida. abc's gio benitez in miami looking at the rest of the
preparations. >> reporter: in florida, time is running out. the southeast preparing for a direct hit from hurricane matthew. >> when you look at the storm going along the east coast, we have to prepare the county, so it could be the biggest evacuation ever. >> reporter: matthew potentially the worst storm to hit the sunshine state in over a decade. now strengthening over open water, winds over 120 miles per hour. reeking havoc across the caribbean for the past 24 hours. making a second landfall in eastern cuba, leveling a town. officials in haiti still trying to assess the damage. the main bridge that connects to the hard hit south is now washed out. and officials postponing sunday's presidential election indefinitely. our linsey davis is on the ground. >> reporter: people worried about the potential for landslides and even possibly cholera. it's difficult to know the full extent of the damage on this island because in some of the areas most impacted by hurricane matthew, communication has been cut off. >> reporter: matthew now barrelling towards the bahamas. and in nassau, airports closed, residents who stayed behind are fearing the worst.
>> my stomach tells me that this one might be bad. >> reporter: 3500 guests in hotels. alex perez is in nassau. >> some 3,000 people riding out the storm here at this iconic hotel. 90% of ericans. they'll spend the night in a conference room turned into a shelter. >> reporter: now with 24 hours to go, florida and much of the southeast tracking this storm's every move. >> we're going to get whatever comes at us, imagine a category 2, we're in trouble. >> has been a while, but the others are just like tropical storms, whatever, this is a little scary. >> reporter: residents forced to choose, evacuate or stock up. supplies running low. tempers running high. >> this is the line. i've already been to three gas stations that are shut down because they are out of gas. >> reporter: these lines are long, but these people are the lucky ones because most of the gas stations in this area have already run out of gas. the governor calling up 500 national guards groups, and the president warning residents. >> if you get an evacuation
order, just remember that you can always rebuild. you can always repair property. you cannot restore a life if it is lost, and we want to make sure that we minimize any possible loss of life or risk to people in these areas. >> reporter: we've driven all around south florida and we've seen plenty of gas stations without fuel at all. the governor says there's no shortage, but they are watching that closely. abc news, gio benitez, miami. well, the question many are now asking, when will matthew arrive in their area? >> accuweather's justin povick joins us with a look at what we can expect in the coming hours. good morning. >> kendis, mara, thanks, good morning to you as well. we're tracking a powerful major hurricane matthew churning off to the north and to the west, impacts here expected to be quite severe.
in fact, take a look at the projected path here later on today, moving towards the south florida coastline before bending back off to the north. okay. so what do we expect here in terms of the timeline, damaging conditions later on today towards miami at least down towards the coast and expanding along the space coast, northbound toward daytona and jacksonville into friday. potentially a storm surge up to 10 feet in daytona with very heavy rainfall as well, that could approach 4 to 8 inches. kendis, mara, back to you. >> all right, thanks to justin there at accuweather. remember to stay with abc news throughout the morning. >> we'll continue to update you with the latest on hurricane matthew throughout the show, and, of course, on "american this morning" and "gma." we are going to turn now to this morning's other headlines starting with the arrest of a man charged with stealing the top secret data. authorities raided the home of harrell martin, iii. investigators say they found classified documents and digital data stolen from the nsa.
prosecutors warn some of the material so sensitive it would cause, quote, exceptionally grave damage if made public. sources tell abc news martin stole critical computer codes nsa uses to hack foreign adversaries. presidential candidates gear up for the next debate in three days now that their running mates had their turn. hillary clinton is taking a break to prepare while donald trump gets a dress rehearsal of sorts at a town hall in new hampshire today. abc's tom llamas is on the campaign trail where trump took a victory debate for mike pence's debate performance. >> reporter: donald trump taking credit for his running mate's debate performance. >> mike pence did an incredible job, and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice, that was my first hire as we would say in las vegas. >> reporter: in the v.p. debate, governor mike pence praised for his style, and both candidates arguing over which campaign deals more insults. >> he's called women slobs, pigs, dogs, disgusting.
he attacked an indiana-born federal judge saying he was unqualified to hear a federal lawsuit because his parents were mexican. he went after john mccain, a p.o.w., and said he was not a hero because he had been captured. he said african-americans are living in hell. >> reporter: pence trying to turn the tables. >> did y'all just hear that? ours is an insult driven campaign? to be honest with you, if donald trump said all the things you said he said in the way you said he said them, he wouldn't have a fraction of the insults that hillary clinton levels when she said half of our supporters are a basket of deplorables. >> reporter: trump now testing a possible new line of attack for his own debate sunday. >> bill clinton, yesterday, oh, they are so angry at him. they scolded him yesterday.
he was scolded. >> reporter: he's talking about the recent clinton comments criticizing obamacare. >> so you've got this crazy system where all the sudden 25 million more people have health care, and the people out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week wind up with premiums doubled and coverage cut in half. it's the craziest thing in the world. >> so bill clinton torched president obama's signature legislation. he said, it's just a crazy system. and that's the way he said it. it's the craziest thing in the whole world. >> reporter: clinton clarifying saying he supports obamacare, but it has some problems. hillary clinton flying to washington, already deep in the focus prep, trump once mocked. >> you decided to stay home, and that's okay. >> i think donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate, and, yes, i did. >> reporter: we learned donald trump will host a private town hall in new hampshire likely emulating the format sunday night at that debate. tom llamas, abc news, new york.
president obama hailing the news that the paris climate change agreement will go in effect november 4th. the president said it marked a turning point for our planet. the development came after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it over the top. the south carolina 6-year-old who was shot dead outside his school has been laid to rest. little jacob hall was dressed in a batman costume for his funeral. many of the mourners also wearing superhero costumes to honor jacob's love for the characters. the minister urged forgiveness for the 14-year-old boy charged with killing jacob. a retired marine sergeant who lost all four limbs in afghanistan said a lifelong dream could actually come true and it's thanks to the gift from a stranger. >> john peck became a quadruple amputee after stepping on an ied six years ago. and after dozens of surgery and long wait to find the right donor, peck underwent a rare
operation, a double arm transplant, which doctors say it was a success. he's eternally grateful to the family of the donor because now he can hold his fiance's hand. >> jessica, my rock. without you, i wouldn't be here. i wouldn't have come so far so fast. i love you, and i will continue to love you, and i hope you will stand by my side until i die. >> a touching press conference. as for the lifelong dream, peck says since he was 12 years old, he wanted to be a chef, and thanks to the donor, he believes he has a fighting chance to realize that dream. >> wow. talk about sacrificing everything for your country. >> absolutely. >> this man has given so much, and i'm so glad he's getting something back. >> quite an operation that took 14 hours, several doctors working on him, so -- >> wow. >> they did great work there. >> what a brave guy. coming up, more, of course, on hurricane matthew's overnight path. but first, more worries over
samsung's phones catching fire. >> the most recent incident happening on a plane to a phone that was meant to replace the faulty one. how to keep yourselves safe while taking a selfie. >> what you should know sharing images on social media and preventing would-be thieves from tracking your every move. >> we have a few selfies this morning on our instagram page. no one was robbed during it at abc. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." ching "world news now." oh. i don't see cake, i just see mess. it's like awful. it feels like am not actually cleaning it up. what's that make mommy do? (doorbell) what's that? swiffer wetjet. this is amazing. woah wow. now i feel more like making a mess is part of growing up. only new wetjet pads have absorb and lock to soak up tough messes and lock them away stop cleaning. start swiffering.
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hurricane matthew bearing down right now on the bahamas. it's expected to gain strength today as it heads towards florida's east coast. we're tracking the storm every step of the way. turning now to some frightening moments playing out on a southwest airlines flight louisville as smoke filled the cabin before the plane even taxied to the runway. >> a passenger says his samsung smart phone started burning, but this phone wasn't one of those fire-prone galaxy note 7s. this phone was one of the replacements. here is abc's david kerley. >> reporter: what happened in this jet at the gate at louisville could mean bigger trouble for samsung. according to a passenger, it was his smoking burning replacement note 7 phone. >> i noticed smoke pouring out of my pocket. pulled the phone out of my pocket, threw it on the ground
where it continued to smoke and burn and smolder into the carpet. >> reporter: he powered down as instructed and put it in the pocket, and suddenly -- >> popped, sizzled. you could say even. i was scared i would have bits of glass in my hand. >> reporter: none of the 76 people on board was hurt as the jet was quickly evacuated. latest count had 60% of the nearly 1 million of the original note 7s sold in the u.s. replaced. nearly 100 overheated with 26 people burned. in the past week, there have been reports that some of the replacements the south korean company rushed to market were getting hot, but this would be the first case of a replacement phone smoking and burning. so serious the consumer product safety commission already has investigators on the ground louisville. >> we are going to be working around the clock to ensure we can get to the bottom of this and make sure that consumers know what they can count on or not in regards to this remedy. >> reporter: samsung is also sending representatives to louisville and working with the government to identify the phone and cause.
if the phone burning on the plane is identified as a replacement note 7, that could mean a second recall for samsung. david kerley, abc news, reagan national airport. coming up in the next half hour, the hospital bill sticker shock new parents welcoming their son into the world, but after mom underwent a c section, but then the surprise choice on the invoice. why they were charged just for holding their newborn baby boy. but first in the wake of the kim kardashian armed robbery, selfies are now coming under closer scrutiny. how to protect yourself from potential thieves. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
average of 93 million selfies taken worldwide each day. >> that's amazing. as kim kardashian learned the hard way, oversharing puts you at personal risk, but there's precautions you can take. here's t.j. holmes with that. >> on our way to giavanci. >> getting ready. >> reporter: in the hours leading up to the robbery, social media mogul kim kardashian west was publicly documenting her way through the night. >> it's about to start >> rorter: now some, including famous carl laggerfield, saying her habit of very public postings may have led the thieves directly to her. >> you cannot display your wealth and be surprised that some people want a share of it. >> reporter: something the family talked about on their reality show. >> kylie is snap chatting and not concerned about our location being known. >> reporter: security experts say it's not just stars who might be inadvertently sharing
too much as this man was sentenced to eight years behind bars to use instagram to find addresses of 33 women stealing jewelry and laptops. whemplgts able. >> he was able to openly browse the different social media platforms and find photographs and placed them on a map and drove to the victims' location. >> reporter: what should you do to protect yourself? >> taking a picture, the picture doesn't say, this is taken in new york city, but it carries that information behind it. >> reporter: some of the biggest dangers? geotagging posts with locations, and keeping your cell phone data switched on. >> control on individual access, which app has access to the data. >> reporter: delay a post saying where you were rather than where you are. t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> this is like her business is being on social media, i understand the importance of warnings, but there's a fine line between that and victim blaming. >> it is a bit of victim blaming just because she's showing her bling doesn't mean you should take it from her.
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♪ your thursday morning mix starts with cool pictures from the other side of america. >> i'm very excited about this. merica. >> let's go to hawaii. kilauea. this is why america's great. this is high definition video of lava there at kilauea just bubbling up. it shows the lava breaking through what's called a crusted mantel, lava lake, cool footage. you don't often get this sort of high def footage of the lava flow there. >> don't know how much we can say about lava other than it's pretty. >> it's pretty. it's hot. and speaking of hot stuff -- do you like that segue? speaking of hot stuff, check this bride out, my kind of girl.
this is the wedding dance she performed for her husband, beyonce all the way, and now kendis and i aficionados we are, she took the liberty with the choreographies because she never did that. these are, you know, makes it up a little bit, but i'm not mad about it. this woman is professional singer, dancer, actress, everything, a reality tv star. she killed it. it's crazy because braids maids already have to buy the ugly dress and shoes and now perform for the groom? >> if you do your dance routine, upgrade you, what would it be? >> i wouldn't do it to upgrade >> what would it be? >> crazy in love. you want me to perform? obvious one is put a ring on it because the single ladies? >> that's it. come on? come on. that's it? >> you liked and you did put a ring on. no, like -- >> yes, kendis, yes! i'm so working this. yes!
you just made this officially my best day at work ever. >> she got me into it. >> yes. i didn't know you had it in you. whole new respect for you, kendis. >> i want to see your moves. oh. >> how do we move on to talk about taco bell? >> how do we top that? we should have closed with that. >> a couple days ago, we had national taco day. >> right. and vodka day. i celebrated that. >> exactly. well, here's how a lot of people could have celebrated. taco bell merges with air bnb giving someone the opportunity to actually stay in a taco bell. look at this. this is in canada in ontario, canada, and you can stay there for a couple days. >> comes with food, right? >> it does come with food. >> does it come with a bong? because, you know, who wants to sit at taco bell and have unlimited steak? >> the munchies. >> all right.
breaking news this morning on "world news now" -- hurricane matthew is slamming the bahamas and picking up steam as the storm makes its way to the u.s. millions urged to take cover with massive evacuations under way. we'll have the latest on what americans can expect as the storm moves closer. top secret government files now feared stolen. a national security agency contractor arrested for alleged spy activity. see why so many are comparing this case to edward snowden. and new this half hour, the hospital bill sticker shock for one couple in utah. >> it wasn't necessarily the total amount of the bill, but one of the items that the couple was billed for. and why the hospital charged them $40 to hold their son in the first moments of his life.
>> you have to see this one to believe it. natalie portman like never seen before, transforming herself into one of the most beloved first ladies of all time. we'll check out the newly-released trailer in "the skinny." it's thursday, october 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo in for diane macedo. >> great to have you with us, mara, as always. i'm kendis gibson. starting with the serious breaking news, hurricane matthew, which is continuing to show strength despite losing some power overnight as it moves through the caribbean. >> and here's a view of the massive category 3 system from about 250 miles above the earth. this shot coming from the international space station. >> here's the latest on matthew. as many as 2 million people in the southeastern u.s. are being urged to evacuate their homes. states of emergency have been declared in four states. >> reporter: more than 1500
flights have been cancelled with more expected on thursday, and school has been cancelled for 2 million students in south florida. many will be shut until next week. here's some of the aerial images of the heavy damage on haiti's southwest peninsula. more than 3100 homes have been destroyed, at least ten deaths blamed on the storm, and united states has sent experts to haiti to assess the damage. u.s. is also providing $1.5 million in food and other disaster relief. >> and in the united states, mass evacuations are taking place throughout the southeast. people are as far north as the carolinas being told to leave their homes as matthew moves north. abc's rob marciano is in the charleston area right now where the roads have been packed. >> reporter: evacuations underway. along the south carolina coast, more than a quarter million people told to get out immediately. and that number could grow as the storm gets closer. >> we want you to evacuate. we do not want you to stay.
>> reporter: residents boarding up and sandbagging, gassing up, and now heading for safer ground. for those without cars a fleet of buses offering a ride, for people like samir schneider. >> it's going to be super flooded, so we decided to leave. >> reporter: traffic already bumper to bumper on interstate 26, the main artery out of charleston, and then the highway patrol blocking eastbound traffic. >> absolutely no one on the roads, that is what troopers are looking for. >> reporter: soon making the major interstate a one-way highway helping more people get out faster. this map showing the state's evacuation routes and where the interstate 26 traffic is now going in a single direction, away from the coast. it's the first time they had contra flow on interstate 26. so far, so good. you are evacuating, they say gas up and be ready to go all the way to columbia. the last time they had an evacuation for a major hurricane was in 1999, floyd, turning a two hour drive into a 12 hour nightmare.
they certainly don't want that happening again. rob marciano, abc news, charleston, south carolina. and accuweather's justin povick has been tracking hurricane matthew's latest movements. >> he joins us now with a look at what to expect in the coming hours. good morning, justin. >> thanks, good morning to you as well. we have major hurricane matthew with the potential to strengthen even more today, churning its way off to the north and the west. the impacts will be felt later on today just off the coastline here of florida, more so from south beach northbound to west palm beach and projected path taking it along the space coast here later on friday, and also into friday night. the potential here for hurricane force winds from jacksonville all the way southbound towards port st. lucy. and in terms of rainfall,
we could see over 8 inches of precipitation over the course of the next couple days, and a dangerous storm surge here as well around daytona beach, upwards of 10 feet. kendis, mara, back to you. >> mentioned 10 feet there, but it's really hard to wrap your head around some of the numbers that are involved in the forecast. >> absolutely. check this out. this is the weatherunderground website showing the wind speeds at the bahamas, that's 107 miles per hour to the northwest with gusts of 131 miles per hour. remember to stay with us for more storm coverage throughout the morning. we'll continue to bring you the latest developments on matthew as soon as we get them, we move on now to a contractor working for the national security agency under arrest, charged with stealing top secret information. abc's pierre thomas with the details. >> reporter: this is the home where harold martin iii is accused of illegally keeping some of the nation's top secrets, stolen from the agency deploying the nation's most cutting edge intelligence technology, the nsa. neighbors stunned. >> it shocked everybody. >> next thing you knew, i seen fbi jackets, police, state police.
>> reporter: martin a contractor at the same company that edward snowden worked for held in an undisclosed location after the august raid that recovered classified documents and digital media, material so sensitive, prosecutors warned that if divulged would cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the united states. >> once it's out of nsa, anyone can get it. >> reporter: sources tell abc news the fbi suspects martin stole critical computer codes that the nsa uses to hack foreign adversaries. so far the fbi is not accusing martin of espionage, but sources tell abc news the probe is far from over. the fbi claims that when confronted, martin admitted to taking the classified information, but his lawyers say he loves his country and would never betray it. pierre thomas, abc news, west virginia. the vice presidential candidates are campaigning for the second straight day in pennsylvania following their showdown, and
both acknowledged the debate between them was not expected to affect the outcome of the race. trump joined other republicans in heaping praise on pence and then promptly took credit for the performance himself. >> mike pence did an incredible job, and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice. >> meanwhile, pence laughs off reports that trump was jealous of his performance dismissing allegations as standard operating procedure with the media. as for hillary clinton, she prepares for her next debate. she also congratulated her running mate on a job well done. tim kaine claims he won the debate, but he admits his wife gave him a hard time for interrupting so often. he call pence a good debater, but pointed out the one thing he couldn't do was stand up for trump and clinton agreed. >> well, pence refused to defend the statements because they are
indefensible. and so when your own running mate won't defend the top of the ticket, i think that tells you everything you need to know about who's qualified and temperamentally fit to be president. >> clinton is off the trail today keeping a light schedule ahead of sunday's debate, and trump is preparing for holding an invitation only town hall in new hampshire tonight. a commercial space flight has taken another big step forward. blue origin, the company owned by amazon's jeff besos tested successfully the crew escape system. you can see the escape capsule detaching from the booster 45 seconds after launch. the parachutes open, and capsules float safely to earth. besos hopes to be carrying paying passengers into space by 2018. >> that's a little early. >> i don't want to be the early adopter on space travel. >> exactly. those hoping to start holiday shopping on thanksgiving at the mall of america may have
to spend time with family instead. >> oh, man. >> sorry, yeah. >> america's largest mall announced they will be closed on thanksgiving saying it's giving the day back to its employees. the mall will reopen at 5:00 a.m. on black friday. >> that said, for those who can't wait, king of prussia mall, country's second largest in the suburb of philadelphia, will be open on thanksgiving from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. so the time you're tired of your uncle mookie, and -- >> mookie? after a food coma nap. >> exactly. >> then you can go shopping. it is nice to give the employees the day off. it's really about them, you know, they don't necessarily want to be at work as much as you may want to shop. >> nice to get away from the kinfolks too. >> well, i can agree with that. we all got that uncle mookie. what did you call him? >> mookie. >> and aunt naynay. coming up, hospital bill sticker shock for one couple in
utah. the amount charged for the c section delivery of their son was eye opening enough, and then the real stunner, the $40 charge just to hold the baby in the delivery room. >> wow. actor daniel radcliffe now worth $100 million, mostly from his harry potter earnings. and how much has he spent so far? the answer in "the skinny," but first, a look at today's forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mypillow. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mypillow.
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>> sustained winds at 120 miles per hour with gusts up to 140, and the storm blamed for 16 deaths in the caribbean. its eye is expected to be close to florida's east coast by thursday evening. the u.s. has not seen a storm this powerful in more than a decade. >> wow. in the meantime, a major storm brewing online of another kind over a charge of a bill the father of a newborn is calling outrageous. >> you got to see this. >> yeah. >> the utah couple charged $13,000 for the birth of their son, but one item in particular that really set them off. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: a utah mother and father share their newborn's first few minutes of life, priceless, right? ryan grassley thought so until he got the bill from the hospital. that charge right there, $39.35. >> the bill called it skin-to-skin contact, and i'm
pretty sure you can't blame this on obamacare. >> reporter: it was a hot topic on "the view" and social media after grassley shared the bill on reddit, where it struck a nerve. the hospital insists the charge is not for holding the baby, but for the additional care giver needed to maintain the highest levels of patient safety. they say they only bring in that extra nurse when it's a c-section. grassley says in this case the nurse borrowed the camera to take pictures as he held the baby on his wife's chest. he had no idea they'd charge him for it. he has a sense of humor about it launching a go fund me campaign. the goal? $40. david wright, abc news, new york. >> okay. can i tell you, first of all how important it is to look at your bills. >> yeah. >> when i gave birth to my daughter, i found on my bill $1,000 charge because i had the walk through the emergency room to get to the elevator to go through the delivery floor. >> well, how nice was the emergency room? >> well, very friendly, they
pointed me in the direction of the elevator, clearly, a thousand dollar service. hospitals charge for anything. >> any weird charges with your son, cruz? >> i have not got the bill yet. about that time. >> you get a bill for $40 for holding your kid. >> unbelievable. unbelievable. >> all right. when we come back, natalie portman steps back in time into camelot. daniel radcliffe said to be worth $100 million, and what he says he is not spending his money on. "the skinny" is coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
♪ skinny, so skinny >> my favorite part of the show. >> the song? >> the skinny? >> favorite. topping the headlines this morning, the amazing transformation of natalie portman. >> the oscar-winning star of "black swan" stepped back in time to become one of america's most beloved first ladies, that is the one and only jackie kennedy. >> this morning, a look at the newly released thriller, "jackie." >> people like to believe in fairy tales. don't let it be forgot that for one brief, shining moment, there was a camelot.
so "jackie" premiered recently at the venice film festival and focuses on her first days following president kennedy's assassination. it is set to hit theaters friday december 2nd and it is already getting a lot of oscar buzz, a lot of people saying she might be a big contender for best actress. suppose to sit down with her in about a week for an interview about this. >> aren't you lucky. >> just a humble brag. i can't wait to talk to her about it. >> aren't you special. >> i can't wait. it will be at the peninsula. just had to throw that out there. >> like you were meeting at an arby's. next, he's not won an oscar yet, but he's already amassed quite a fortune. >> that's daniel radcliffe making nearly $96 million from the "harry potter" movies at 27 years old, famous, and he's loaded. >> single? >> i think he's single. so what do you think he spends his money on? >> well, would you believe nothing? radcliffe tells the british newspaper the telegraph, quote,
i don't really do anything with my money. so what does he do? >> not even like a tesla, nothing? so the grownup boy wizard told the newspaper having money means you don't have to worry about it, which he says is, quote, a very lovely freedom to have. >> radcliffe says he's using what he calls this immense freedom to take riskand make broader choices in film. and money does give you freedom. >> it does. >> but it can get you a nice jesus piece, a grill. >> oh, my gosh, yes, a pimped out car. >> a house. >> a wife. >> have a little fun. >> exactly. >> you're 27 years old. spend it. five months after prince's death, the home and recording studio in paisley park is opening to the public. >> no one is going crazy yet because it's welcoming guests only for a limited time, just three days, today, saturday, and next friday, october 14th, and that's it for now. >> wow. limited schedule is thanks to a temporary agreement with the city there in minnesota where
the site is located. prince's estate wanted it to operate as a museum. >> but that rezoning request is on hold until studies can be done on the attraction's impact on the community like traffic and utilities. >> the council will consider paisley park's application in december. happening shortly after the holidays, a major event for fans of bon jovi. so the entire state of new jersey. >> the garden state will be empty after the holidays. the band showcasing its upcoming lp, "this house is not for sale" on a winter tour kicking off in february. >> the tour packs 20 dates in six weeks, starting in greenville, south carolina and circling the country before concluding march 22 in indianapolis. >> "this house is not for sale" is bon jovi's 14th studio out lp set for release on friday, october 21st. >> i thought they were like the rolling stones and always toured anyway. >> i thought they did.
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washington state has outscored their opponents 170-0 in the first three games. >> so that's good, right? >> you'd think. >> yeah. apparently not. as three high schools have opted to forfeit their games for safety reasons, abc's linsey davis with our seattle station has the story. >> reporter: the friday night lights will be dark this week for football players at granite falls high school. they were set to play arch bishop-murphy, a private school power house who outscored their first three opponents this year, 170-0. players and coaches in granite falls decided to forfeit, they say, after concerns about safety. with the opposing team having much larger, faster players. >> it's a physical game, and our kids and parents are concerned about getting hurt, so bottom line -- >> the latest of three schools to cancel their matchups, versus ahms raising questions about sportsmanship and a level playing field.
with a public school confineto drawing players from nearby in the same league as a private school without those limits. >> it's not only a state problem, but it's a national problem too. what do you do with schools that seem to draw these elite athletes? >> as a team, we miss football. >> reporter: a response from the opponents who say they were stunned with three competitors backing out at the last minute, three weeks in a row, and how that impacts their team on and off the field. >> there's no replacement. our kids have lost three games now of their senior season for some of them, three weeks of competition for others, so you're not going to replace that. >> at the end of the day, we want to play football. that's what we're here for. that's why we practice. that's why we put the time in the offseason. >> reporter: linsey cohen. >> our thanks to lindsey from the seattle station for that report. well, don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this thursday morning -- breaking right now. hurricane matthew slamming the bahamas overnight. winds well over 100 miles an hour. tourists at the atlantis resort, hurried into the ballroom. where they're forced to ride out the storm. the scenes there. plus, new video of damage left behind in haiti, as a possible humanitarian crisis gets under way. and bracing for impact here in the u.s. people from florida to the carolinas are heading out. the mass evacuation as matthew marches closer. we have the latest track. donald trump praises mike pence for his debate performance. taking credit for what he calls a win. and the must-see reaction from first graders when trump makes a surprise visit.