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and moving on right now, coming up, me as the interior decorator. >> this ought to be interesting. kendis putting his personal
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touch on a $20 million penthouse currently for sale. >> and it really is -- i have a really good sense of style. >> so there's a discount of the apartment now? >> yes, exactly. first, the crackdown on school bus drivers run red lights. the alarming statistics and what's being done to potentially save children's lives. find us on feign, wnnfans.com and on twitter. you're watching abc news now.
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a florida bus driver is suspended after being caught on video heading down the wrong side of a highway. the video shot by a parent in north ft. myers shows the bus nearly running into several cars. the league county school distinct says no children were on the bus at the time of the incident, but it is conducting a full investigation. there is an effort in new york state to crackdown on school buses that blow through red lights. the state's attorney general has identified nearly 1500 red light camera violations by school buses in two counties alone. the report calls for the school bus companies to be required to report red light violations to their school districtses. an autopsy result in the so-called cold medicine murder
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in north carolina show 29-year-old lauren phelps was stabbed 29 times. her husband is charged with his wife's murder sxwant yet entered a plea. a police officer has now been fired over a traffic stop that turned violent in ohio. >> the video slows the officer beating a driver, hitting him more than a dozen times. here is abc's steve osunsami. >> oh, my god. he's punching him, though. >> the ohio mayor who fired the officer seen in this police dash cam video shared around the world says that officer michael amott had to go after her phone rang with dozens of complaints regarding amiot's professional conduct. >> i did not like the video i saw. it saddens me every time i see somebody being treated like that. >> take a look. this is the moment where it all
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went wrong. before the videos went viral, a police statement explained 25-year-old richard hubbard ignored the order to face away. >> face away from me. face away from me. >> reporter: but take a look again. the young black driver didn't have much to obey anything before the attack began. >> i did not resist arrest. >> hubbard, was charged with driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest. >> the fired officer was cautioned for using his temper and using his gun as an impact weapon. a police union is now arguing this officer should get his job back. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta, georgia. >> quite a record there. we're going to switch gears. coming up in the next half hour, a state of emergency declared in florida ahead of a speech
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planned for an alt-right speaker trying to repackage bigotry and segregation with a sleek twist. public officials there are trying to avoid another chartsville. but first, lifestyles of the rich and rendis are back taking us to the lifestyles of greenwich village. wishes and sardine dreams are coming true next. discover always my fit. find the number that's right for your flow and panty size on the top of any always pack. the better the fit, the better it protects. always.
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♪ return of ♪ >> i love it. the return. >> the return of -- >> of the man. >> and more importantly, the return of lifestyles of the rich and kendis. >> and the pauper. so it's a return only because we've been cooking up some new adventures. this morning, we're taking you to one of the most iconic areas to see what it's like to live in a place i'll never know or be able to afford. it is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of new york
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city. where tons of celebrities have homes, including former "world news now" anchor legend anderson cooper. yet somehow they allowed me to check out a lavish pad here. >> this apartment is supposed to be sick [ bleep ]. john, what's up? >> this is new york mega realtor johns goems, business partner with my good friend. welcome to greenwich lane's penthouse 7a. at $20 million, it's a relative steal. more than 4,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms and endless views of the manhattan skyline. enough daytime star gazing. time to check out the this duplex. so, welcome. >> wow. >> pretty impressive, right? >> this is huge. >> let's start off in the kitchen. you have an open kitchen, which is what people like nowadays. it has a traditional feel, but a contemporary nod at the same
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time so it feels modern and fresh. >> while it looks very light, it's very welcoming. look at this. then, as i said, it opens up into this really beautiful living room. this is how people want to live today. you have your dining and then it lends into your living room. you have two living spaces in this home. >> mind if i make myself at home? >> please. >> oh, wow, that's making yourself at home. >> this is a second living room. which, you know, this is really more like the family room. it's sort of more cozy. you have a fireplace. it's wood burning. at nighttime, you have the city that lights up behind you, but you have this incredible outdoor space. >> wow. >> it's really super rare to have this kind of -- >> this outdoor space? >> yet another terrace in the home. we're standing on turf in the middle of downtown. and it's totally private.
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and there's so much to look at. >> yes. according to the star map, susan sarandon is over there and matthew broderick there. i love the view. >> what i love about this space is that you have this efficiency kitchen. do you know what my favorite part about this space? >> what? >> that it comes with bourbon. like really good -- >> you've got to have bourbon. >> you can't make a good manhattan in manhattan without some bourbon. >> come into the master suite. >> look at this terrace and the view. >> and another terrace. >> you've got so much to look at, everything from here, you see down to the world trade center. so one closet here. >> amazing. >> you could go shopping. >> the building itself has insane amenities, including this pool that would make michael phelps blush. it is home to a ton of a-list
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celebrities so naturally i felt right at home. >> i can only imagine what you're up to now. how are you? thank you. we ordered from pizza from dome knows. >> you've done it to a whole new level now. on that note, i feel like i don't want to overextend my welcome, so maybe this is where i exit. >> take care. >> you guys take a layaway plan, right? he thinks had i'm kidding. i was only kidding! >> so he honestly had no idea that we were going to order dominos, which we did. and i just talked to john yesterday. he tells me that the place is under contract after yesterday. >> otherwise, we were going to buy it. >> oh, yeah. thank you. thank you, i own it now. or does michael phelps own it? >> those were some races had there. >> it really was, olympian. i don't think so. >> he looks upset. yes looks a little defeated. >> yeah. i can understand why. >> here you go. coming up -- an apple watch
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let's end this. time now for "the mix" starting with the brooklyn man who says an apple watch saved his life. >> huh. >> pod confidenter james green tweeted out that he noticed via his apple watch that he had a spike in his heart rate. so he called his doctor and it turns out he had a 'emembolism. luckily, dying from that is reduced if you get help immediately. he'll be okay. >> so it proves all along what we've known, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. the. >> maybe if you wear it every day. this is fascinating. dubai put out the pro toe tile
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for what might be policing of the future. take a look at this. it is called the scorpion hover bike. it is meant for the dubai police force. it can go as high as 16 feet, so well above traffic, and can go pretty fast, 43 miles per hour. and with the proper charge can last about 25 minutes. so, of course, it's meant to get to places that are difficult to get to. you can beat all that traffic problems. >> i want one. and exactly. >> forget the police force. can we get one of these to get through midtown traffic? >> or just to ride down somewhere in the studio. you know. >> it's fascinating. >> very effective way of getting around. >> yep. >> over to another semi high tech situation. this is a halloween display, star wars versus king kong. he built a two story star wars vehicle replica to go along with this. this is nick myers of ohio, by the way. he created an imperial walker
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from the star wars trilogy. says the whole thing took six weeks to made and is made completely of wood, hard form and plastic barrels. >> what do you think his neighbors think of that? >> i think they love it because everybody loves halloween decorations, don't they? >> supposedly. look, even some of the bricks -- >> which one do you think is more impressive, this one or the king kong? >> i'm thinking the imperial walker. it's pretty tall. >> there you go. let's move on to a hedge hog winning instagram. went viral when his owner posted this video of azuki, the hedge hog, camping. >> oh, how cute! >> azuki in a tiny tent. azuki in a kayak. also sitting next to firewood. i think he camps better than most of us. >> azuki looks -- >> sitting in a lawn chair. >> azuki does not like that lawn
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chair, though. not a fan. we'll be right back. an. >> we'll be right back.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," the white house is being asked to explain another comment by president trump. hear what he told the widow of a fallen soldier. and the president is not as wealthy as he was just last year, dropping 92 points on forbes list of richest americans. find out how much he's now worth. >> and new this half hour, a new twist in the harvey weinstein sexual assault scandal. >> a woman has now come forward to accuse his brother, bob weinstein, of sexual harassment. and letterman on late night tv. the former late show host returned for the first time in two years talking to jimmy kimmel about retirement and the beard. it's wednesday, october 18th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i knew he was going to go full santa. >> it's almost christmas. i wonder if he's been growing it since then. >> since he left the show? the president is facing accusations that he made insensitive comments to the widow of a fallen service member. >> all of this according to a congresswoman who listened to part of the conversation. the young woman was reportedly told that he knew what he signed up for moments before seeing his casket as it returned from west africa. >> reporter: overnight, the widow of u.s. army sergeant ladavis johnson seen her visibly shaken, six months pregnant, as she leaned against his flag-draped coffin. moments earlier, she sat on the phone in a five-minute phone call with president trump that was meant to console. according to one congresswoman,
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the opposite happened. trump reportedly telling her, he knew what he signed up for, but when it happened it hurts anyway. >> you don't say that. he is the president of the united states. this is a soldier who gave his life for his country. he is a hero. >> reporter: democratic columbus congresswoman fredericka listened by speaker phone to the president's call. >> i asked them to give me the phone and i was going to curse him out. >> reporter: he was one of four soldiers killed in niger. the president remained silent about the death of those fighters for four days. when asked about the delay in contacting the families, he said he would be reaching out to those families. then had this misleading statement -- >> the traditional way when you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls. i like to call when it's appropriate, when i think i'm able to do it. they have made the ultimate sacrifice. >> reporter: now it's mr.
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trump's own words to that young mother of two drawing anger overnight. the white house releasing a statement, the president's conversations with the families of americans heros who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private. >> and the congresswoman, by the way, that was there is a staunch critic of mr. trump and she admits she did not hear the entire conversation with the president. the sergeant's widow has not commented on the phone call. and president and senator john mccain have sent a few more volleys in their spats. >> yeah. on monday, the arizona republican spoke out against, quote, spurrus nationalism. mccain denied the comments were a swipe at the president, however, the president fired back a response telling a syndicated radio show, i'm being nice. i'm being very, very nice, but at some point i fight back and it won't be pretty. the president's response didn't seem to phase mccain. >> i don't comment on what the president says.
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i comment on what he does. and i will say that i have -- i have faced some pretty tough adversaries in the past. i'm not interested in confronting the president. i'm interested in working with the president. >> after clashing with the white house and the gop over health care, mccain said he will back the republican budget plan as a first step toward tax reform. two senators from different parties say they have a plan to shore up the nation's health care system. but the president is sending mixed messages about whether he supports it. earlier tuesday he said he was in favor of the plan. those are the subsidies that he cut last week. but then last night he said congress should work on a different kind of fix. he added health care is not as easy as we thought, but we're going to get it done, you wait and see.
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mr. trump is a little less wealthy this year than he was last year. forbes magazine says he dropped 92 points this year after his net worth shrunk by $600 million. he's now ranked 248 on the list. making a mere, his value is at a mere $3.1 billion. bill gates has topped the list for the 24th consecutive year with $89 billion. the founder of amazon, jeff bezos held on to the number two spot. warren buffett up there as well. turning to the harvey weinstein sexual assault scandal. one of the company's staffers has stepped forward accusing bob weinstein. >> reporter: harvey weinstein has officially resigned from his company. weinstein has sought treatment in arizona but is still pursuing a claim that he was wrongfully fired from the company. according to "variety", amanda
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siegel who worked for the mist says weinstein's brother harassed her multiple times and made repeated romantic overtures to her, including, according to the article, a request that she come up toss hotel room and repeated invitations to priority dinners even after she had said no. bob weinstein's attorney responded, there is no way in the world that bob weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment. even if you believe what this person asserts, there is no way it would amount to that. now other hollywood a-listers are coming forward with their own experiences. actress reese witherspoon spoke out about sexual abuse she says she suffered by a hollywood director. >> that anxiety about being honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier, for taking action, true disgust at the
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director who assaulted me when i was 16 years old. >> reporter: at the same event, jennifer lawrence described how as a teenager she was asked to pose in a lineup nearly naked. >> the female producer told me i should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet. >> reporter: and mow the head of amazon studios, roy price, has resigned after being put on leave last week after an allegation of sexual harassment. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> thanks to lindsey there. and the university of florida bracing for an appearance of richard spencer, set to speak on thursday in gainesville. the governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of the speech and the school's president has denounced spencer's message of hate and is urging students to stay away. security for the event may cost as much as $500,000. two aviation cops have been fired for dragging a

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