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this monday morning on this monday morning on "world news now," polling data and how it's not looking good for donald trump. >> the new abc poll shows a jump for clinton nationally, but it's where they stand among women and minorities that could be the difference in the election, now almost two weeks away. we'll have the details, straight ahead. overseas, iraqi and kurdish troops backed by american air power are closing in on the last isis strong hold in iraq, but isis is still putting up a fierce fight. we'll have a report from the front lines on the dangers american soldiers face and the biggest battle that's still yet to come. hundreds of women took to the streets in rhode island in yoga pants because of comments made by a neighbor. hear what he said that prompted the protest and why women said it got a strong reaction. gearing up for a date with
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the chicago cubs making it to the world series for the first time in a lifetime. and their championship drought only rivaled by the indians. we're going to see how these two teams match up and see why fans are hing to finally end the win withless reign of the bly goat. it's monday, october 24th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> what a reaction to the victory. >> yes. in fact, they are still partying. those were not scenes from saturday night. that was live in wrigleyville just about two minutes ago. >> could be. we begin with a big boost for hillary clinton opening up a 12 point lead in the latest poll. >> clinton adouble digit advantage is attributed largely to disapproval of trump. he rallied supporters in florida over the week and repeated claims that the system is rigged and broken, and during a rally in north carolina, clinton called on democrats and republicans to work together. >> president obama was also on
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both blasting trump and making a pitch for clinton and nevada's democratic senate candidate. it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: hillary clinton took her message to church sunday. >> i won't tell you who to vote for. >> reporter: the democratic nominee looking confident, and a new abc tracking poll taken after the final debate shows why. clinton is now digits, up 12 points over rival donald trump. >> my opponent thinks belittling women makes him bigger. that may be who donald trump is, but this election is about who we are. and what we believe. >> reporter: clinton, sunday, targeting the battleground state of north carolina where she'll make her first joint campaign appearance with first lady michelle obama later this week.
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>> reporter: meanwhile, trump is focusing on florida, but still fighting those accusations of sexual misconduct. >> all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> reporter: as trump pledges to take all his accusers to court, a new woman has come forward. adult film star, jess sa drake, says trump kissed her and two other women without their consent two years ago. abc news is unable to confirm drake's allegations. the campaign insists this claim say it's trump's right to sue the women. >> he's just trying to defend himself against false accusers, as he says. he says those incidents never happened, yet they're covered in media every single day. he can't get fair coverage. >> reporter: but that new poll shows 69% of voters don't like the way he's handling accusations of sexual assault and 59% don't believe his claim that the vote is rigged.
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those troubling poll numbers for trump. >> trump appears to be losing ground in some of the strongest areas, and clinton's lead is being driven by women voters. here's the details. jonathan has the details. >> reporter: hillary has a 20-point lead among women. that is a high water mark for her, 55-35. and even among men, she is winning within the margin of error, 44-41. if the numbers remain anything like that, you could be looking at not just a loss, but a blowout. keep in mind, he's losing dramatically, not surprisingly, among non-white voters. hillary clinton with 58% among nonwhites. the support among whites, only has a lead within the margin of error, 47-43 among whites. keep in mind that mitt romney won white voters by 18 points in a race he lost. >> our thanks to john carl. now to that horrifyg bus crash in southern california that left 13 people dead and dozens hurt. the bus slammed into a truck in
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here is abc's adrian banker. >> reporter: investigators scrambling to determine the cause of the massacre on a southern california highway. >> in almost 35 years, i've never been to a crash where there's been 13 confirmed fatal accidents. so it's tough. it's tough for all of us. >> reporter: just before dawn, a tour bus coming from a casino slammed into the rear of a semi-tru semi-truck. emergency crews racing to the rescue, pulling over 30 injured out, some in critical condio survivors telling police they believe all the passengers were asleep at the moment of impact. officials saying most of the 13 killed sitting near the front of the bus. >> the bus was traveling significantly faster than the tractor trailer that it struck from behind. >> reporter: the force of the collision so severe, the bus careened 15 feet into the bed of the truck. this is all that's left of the truck behind us here. from witness accounts, it appeared the big rig swallowed that bus.
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brakes. highway shut down for hours as crews identify victims and clean up the scene. the bus driver among the dead. the tour bus company with no history of mechanical problems. and there are still so many questions for the loved ones waiting to hear back from the chp as to who was on that bus. they still have yet to identify the victims. and we know we talked to a couple family members here who are waiting to find out if a mother and grandmother survived. adrian banker, abc news, understando, california. >> such horrible images there from the desert in southern california. we move on now to a man hunt that's underway in oklahoma for an armed an dangerous suspect wanted for shooting two police officers. the wanted man is identified as michael vance, recently released from jail for child sexual assault. he and another suspect allegedly opened fire on two officers with an ak-47. officials say they then car jacked a woman and shot her.
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in central california, police are looking for people who fired more than a dozen rounds at an officer's patrol car trying to pull them over. the incident caught on police dash cam. the officer was not hurt, but a civilian in a ride along was injured when the windshield shattered. the tsa is investigating a disturbing breach at the philadelphia airport. two people were able to just walk right on to an american airlines flight to boston unauthorized because the plane was left unlocked. the to the flight, two hours early, with no boarding passes. and all the passengers were taken off the plane and put on another plane as a precaution. the father and daughter who boarded early were not detained and do not speak english. a car crashed into the building, and witnesses said it sounded like a bomb went off. the driver swerved to avoid another car and lost control before the crash. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, and the minister continued to service to, he said, thank god it was not worse.
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time warner is already facing criticism from both democrats and republicans. regulators would have to sign off on the $85 billion deal, and members of congress want to look at it closely. donald trump says if he's elected, he would not approve it. there's no comment from hillary clinton as of yet who has expressed misgivings about other corporate megamergers. a rhode island man in the downward dog house, you could say, after criticizing women f wearing yoga pant they responded by hundreds of women protesting in a yoga pants parade, passing by his house. . parade >> oh, man. >> a local newspaper publish his comments say women over 20 shouldn't be in yoga pants. he later said it was all a joke, but those women, they weren't laughing. they say the march was against ma sogny ask men trying to dictate how women should dress. >> guessing he's not sharing the joking opinions anymore. >> exactly.
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or maybe the movie that was on at the time was bad? >> i don't get it. >> watch what happens when the dvd logo hits the bottom right corner of the screen here. this rowing team on the bus went wild. >> you'd think they just won major regatta or something. >> the olympics, no. >> but apparently, this screen saver, if you watch it, i usually bounces off from wall to wall and neverui someone who claims to be on the bus says they waited 45 minutes for this to happen. >> guessing no one brought a dvd to entertain themselves? >> it is a frustrating thing back in the days we had dvd, you'd pause it and that little thing would float around. and you can just kind of get lost just watching it. >> you feel such a strange sense of satisfaction when it finally
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>> i never thought it hits that corner. it's the little things. >> the video's gone viral. other people are feeling one with their reaction. >> understandably. coming up, the world's series showdown that's been decades in the making. the chicago cubs won their first national league pennant in 71 years and now facing off against the cleveland indians who have not won a world series themselves in 68 years. >> okay. >> so they're overview. in the meantime, overseas, the stakes are h u.s.-led coalition in the battle to retake mosul from isis in iraq. what ash carter says about the progress of the mission, and do you remember you can find us on facebook at wnnfans.com, twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news
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police in northwest france are expected to begin demolishing this makeshift migrant camp this week. at least 8,000 people are said to be living at the camp from places like syria, afghanistan, and ethiopia. over the week, migrants clashed with police ahead of the expected relocation. turning now to the front lines of operation inherent resolve, the international campaign to retake the city of
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>> iraqi and kurdish troops backed by american air power, apparently closing in on the last isis stronghold in iraq, but isis is putting up a fierce fight. abc's martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: a hard fought week of territory regained from isis. >> the largest scale that any army has undertaken from probably our push to baghdad in 2003. >> reporter: from front lines west of the great zab river and north at the mel tear base, 30,000 kurdish and iraqi troops moving towards the final prize with the aide of u.s. artillery and air strikes. but resistance has been fierce. mortars, automatic weapons and squads of suicide bombers. even isis armed drones here shot down by kurdish forces.
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and the black, acrid smoke of isis blew up oil wells and war. sulfur stocks in a fact try for cover, air so toxic, some iraqis dawning hazmat gear to keep going. amid violence, celebration too. villages and victorious iraqi soldiers mac the end of the terrifying reign of isis. >> you you cannot guess when will they take you at night. >> reporter: church can bells in the village of bardela outside mosul rang for the first time since the extremist takeover. it does not come without cost. . dozens of iraqi forces believed killed this week and one
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officer jason finan, hit by an ied. the first u.s. death since the operation began. secretary of defense ash carter addressing u.s. troops here about the loss. >> there is no more serious responsibility for me and nothing that i take more seriously than putting americans in harm's way. >> reporter: there are more than 5,000 u.s. service members in iraq. 500 are out on the ground with the iraqis. i sat down with secretary carter here in northern iraq and asked him about the dangers the americans are facing. >> make no mistake, whether they whether they're advising units on the ground, even behind the front lines, they are at risk. it's also important that everybody understands we must do this.. we have to protect ourselves from isil. they intend harm to our country. >> reporter: how would you assess the progress? >> i'm encouraged because it's going according to plan. isil will surely be destroyed. >> reporter: the biggest battle,
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hardened isis fighters, an estimated 5,000 digging in for the last stand in mosul. it will come at a high human cost, the injured, the dead, and the displaced. this refugee camp outside mosul already humming may face a million displaced before this is over. despite the progress in the first week, retaking mosul will take many, many months, and the aftermath will be even more complex, something the next president will have to deal with day one in office. coming up in our next half hour, new developments in the search for a young hiker missing for nearly a week in the oregon wilderness. first, reversing the curse in chicago. the cubs celebrating the first national league pennant in seven decades. look at the tears. now the even bigger challenge they're facing. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues
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zblmplgt so it's a world series showdown that most baseball fans thought they would never, ever see in their lifetime. >> the chicago cubs celebrate their first national league pennant in 71 years now facing against the cleveland indians who have not won the world series since 1948. here is abc's alex perez. >> reporter: the lovable losers are finally winners. a champagne shower uncorked in the locker room, tears in the stands. >> it's, like, hard to believe. i'm, like, in shock right now. this is my first time here and i love seeing the cubs win. >> reporter: after a 71-year drought, the cubs head to the world series, winning the pennant for their long suffering fans. >> the city's let us know they've been hungry for a moment like this.
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of the team that gives them the opportunity to see a chicago cubs team in the world series. >> reporter: eddie vetter is just one of the celebrity fans caught up in the fever. the last time they made it to the fall classic was 1945, truman president, gas was 21 cents a gallon, and a loaf of bread was 9 citizen. it was at that last appearance that fan billy cionas cast a curse on the team after he and his smelly pet goat were kicked out of the game. so the curse of the was born, a curse the die hard fans believe is finally broken. >> it's amazing. it's been a lifetime in the making. >> friends lining up to take a picture in front of the marquee here. winning in 1908, and taking on the cleveland indians who's last world series win was in 1948. the stakes high across the board here. alex perez, chicago.
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the cubs have not won since 1908, the indians 1948. >> history will be made. >> we didn't have an income tax
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time for "the mix," starting with nostalgia. ready to be old? >> okay. >> the ipod is celebrating its 15th anniversary. ipods are 15 years old. remember the commercials? the dancing silhouettes with the white ear buds. >> this was everything. >> so yeer 15, and to take you back, remember the original ipod cost $399. it featured a 5 gigabyte hard drive. >> $399? >> yep. 5 gigabyte hard drive holding a thousand songs, which at the time was unbelievable. you would show off your friends, i can fit a thout thousand songs and, look, it fits in my pocket. >> i was one of the people who
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saying, nope, nope, this thing is never, ever going to catch on. >> take your lithium ion batteries, i have any dds and good to go. >> your whole stack of dds. >> highest capacity model in 2014, 160 gigabytes. >> a little ipod tribute, first song ever played on an ipod, supposedly, something called groove jet. >> what song is that? i don't know. by the spillers. >> anyone? no one. >> no? >> not even jack. >> no. >> yeah. okay. so a little of history being made right now. and it's awesome. so the girl scout cookies, of course, are coming out, and they are coming out with cereal versions. girl scout cookies teaming up with general mills to bring you girl scout cookie cereal so thin
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>> i demand tagalongs immediately. >> why not on -- >> it's available for order in january. >> we need cuteness in the mix here. this halloween dog parade was held on saturday. >> this is adorable. >> look at superman. >> very cute. >> hot dog. >> hot dog. >> yeah. yeah. >> i think i like these better than the adult costumes. for the most part. >> is that a -- >> he's oscar the grouch. >> scram, i see. >> oh. >> the new york city pizza rat. in that's actually smaller than the new york city pizza rat. so this is cool. check this out. a father has a home surveillance system here in florida, and he noticed something creepy taking
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this morning on "world news now," the fi this morning on "world news now," the final push, hillary clinton and donald trump campaigning hard in the next two weeks in key battleground states. the new abc news poll showing how trump's controversies may be helping clinton. and president obama b in las vegas strumping for his choice donald trump. a crash on a california freeway leaves 13 people dead after the bus plowed into the back of a tractor trailer. the severe damage of the truck is offering clues into what caused the accident. and new this half hour, police clash with protesters by shooting down their drones. >> activist iss are trying to prevent the building of a pipeline. see what happened and why police
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it's another one. dee jay, the superstar sharing hashtags documenting the birth of his son. is this the moment snapchat users finally say tmi? either way, we will bless it on this monday, october 24th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we are just so happy to have an opportunity to say bless up. >> trying to use it more and more. >> a catch praise, and trying to make it yours as well. >> and another one, but that gave me the keys to say bless up. >> there you go. >> another deejay moment there. let's talk about politics a moment. we'll get to the deejay, fascinating snap chatting over the weekend, but hillary clinton vaulting ahead with a double digit lead with election day now just over twweeks away. >> a poll tracks hillary clinton up to 50% and 38% for donald trump. those numbers are apparently
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disapproval for trump. >> the republican nominee is spending another day in florida as the campaign acknowledged for the first time he's behind. david wright is on the campaign trail. >> reporter: as he starts to swing through the must-win state of florida, donald trump is appealing to women voters in particular. >> so we're setting records with men, but i want to set records with women. i hate to tell the men this, but if i could swap, i'd swap you out so fast. >> reporter: but his own campaign manager acknowledged it won't be easy for him to close the gap. >> we are behind. she's some advantages like $66 million in ad buys. >> reporter: polls show 65% of voters dis approapprove of trum refusal to say that he will accept a clinton presidency as legitimate. >> i think we're going to win. >> reporter: at a speech, trump outlined the vision for the first hundred days of trump america. >> it's a contract between donald j. trump and the american
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>> reporter: but he is still mired in battle threatening revenge on women accusing him of sexual misconduct. >> all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> reporter: his opponent is not letting up. >> to go to gettysburg and say he's going to sue women who have made accusations against him -- i'm going to keep talking about what we want to do. >> reporter: snl mocking trump's claim the election is rigged. >> mr. trump, it hats become very clear that you're probably going to lose. >> correct. all of the newscasters are making me look so bad. >> how are we doing that? >> by taking all of the things i say and all of the things i do and putting them on tv. >> reporter: democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine
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but that's obviously premature. trump has an aggressive campaign schedule fighting hard in the battleground states all week long. david wright, abc news, new york. the latest wikileaks released hacked e-mails revealed how hillary clinton's campaign strategized to court black voters. they are believed to be stolen from the campaign chairman show staffers were worried that bernie sanders might appeal to african-americans and concerned whether clinton should give a speech in harlem on racial disparities. a fundraising swing in california today after stumping for clinton. the president pitched for down ballot candidates saying the crowd had a winning hand with clinton and slammed donald trump and republicans for driving the birth movement and other lies. >> donald trump didn't start it. he just did what he always did, which is slap his name on it, take credit for it, and promote
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that's what he does. >> the president said republican lawmakers stood by and said nothing about the comments because it gave them a political advantage. officials trying to determine the cause of a horrific bus crash in southern california. 13 killed and dozens injured when the bus slammed into the back of a slower moving truck. the bus was returning from a casino sunday morning and passengers were asleep at the time. there was utility work going on, and traffic was periodically >> we'll tell you the speed of the bus was so significant that when it hit the back of the big rig, the trailer, the trailer itself entered about 15 feet into the bus. >> unbelievable footage. the bus driver was among those killed, and most modern busses do have black boxes, but this bus was 20 years old so it may not have had one.
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miles of mosul. this is the eighth day to of the effort to retake the second largest town in iraq from isis. there are more than 5,000 u.s. service members in iraq. 500 are on the ground with the iraqis. and secretary of defense ash carter was in iraq talking about the dangers. >> make no mistake, whether they are flying airplanes overhead or whether they are advising units on the ground, even behind front lines, they are at risk. >> carter says the battle is going according to plan, and that the noose is tightening around mosul. and there were weekend clashes between police and protesters at the site of a proposed pipeline in north dakota. police actually opened fire on a drone used by the activist. the sheriff says the drone got too close to a law enforcement helicopter and the passengers on board, quote, feared for their lives. more than 200 people have been arrested since demonstrations
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there is a flaming rv on the major bridge connecting delaware and new jersey. the flames and smoke could be seen for miles and caused extensive traffic delays last night. the cargo? 50,000 worth of marijuana flavored candy. a total loss. the weed world candy's vehicle was headed to philadelphia at the time. no one was hurt. strange, a bunch of people showed up for thco seattle seahawks and arizona cardinals had to settle for 6-6 tie. this game was fascinating. not really. first, this 24 yard kick bounced off the left upright. yeah. then the 27 yard attempt by seattle was wide left, 7 seconds remaining.
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catanzaro, this attempt blocked in a stunning play by bobbying wagner and nfl's last tie was two years ago. it was an offensive-like showdown. in this weekend, over in the u.k., home of the english rugby, you had the giants who were playing the los angeles rams. the quarterback there for the rams, case keen yam, four times there was an interception on the way to a 17-10 victory for the giants. not one of the interceptions run back for a touchdown. you see the sort of day he had. >> ouch. >> late in the game, ensured the third straight loss for the rams. some nascar news, joey logano advanced with a win in talladega, but logano already qualified for the championships. deny hamlin second, and two tied in points, and hamlin advanced on a tie breaker. we cover it all. but wait, there is more. we've got two more sports for you.
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to coaching and there's another sport. on to basketball now. >> oh. >> and golf by the way. 7'6" yao loves to hit the greens. >> he met up with a golfing legend gary player who is exactly two feet shorter than him. he's human. >> that's not fair because yao ming makes everyone around him look tiny. >> exactly. >> that woman there is 7'0". >> look at him. look at him next to someone who is actually a bit closer to his size. so, you know -- >> amazing. >> nope as being a big guy at 6'0", and even next to him, this is what john daly looks like. >> wow. >> the pitching wedge is 45 inches long, an inch longer than most players' ivers. i don't play golf. i don't know what that means, but i'm sure that's much longer than what it's supposed to be. >> i wonder if it actually helps his ball get further down the green. now we know what he's doing in
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>> and the size of his driver. >> yeah, exactly. coming up, another unbelievable temper tantrum. >> why the biebs stormed off stage during a concert last night. what happened during the show? the rest of it, at least. we're going to show you the rest of on it in "the skinny." terrifying policride along for a civilian passenger. this is what happened when a chase erupts in gunfire. way. >> you can see the shots there. but first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff.
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and that is confirmation of second stage capture. >> and with that, the international space station is again receiving supplies from orbital atk and its launch facility in virginia. the cargo delivered 5,000 pounds of food and research materials and other supplies. back here on earth and to oregon, the search called off for a missing hiker from portland. 21-year-old annie schmidt was last seen a week ago. investigators don't suspect foul play, but may have got lost or injured. the search is expected to resume, if there's any credible leads to develop. >> a manhunt is under way outside fresno, california, after a traffic stop erupted into gunfire.
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civilian on a routine ride-along at the time, and it quickly turned terrifying. here is abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: 4:30 a.m., the medera california police officer has a civilian guest in the patrol car on a ride-along. tries to pull over a silver mazda. at first, it's pulling over, but veers away and takes off. >> he's not stopping? >> we have a pursuit. thofficer behind the wheel turns on the sirens, now in full pursuit, then? >> he has a gun! no, no, no. >> shots fires. >> reporter: it turns right and there's a volley of shots from the passenger side. >> shots fired! >> four shots fired. disabled the police car and it rolls to a stop. >> reporter: the photos show the patrol car's shattered window, and just how close the shots came to hitting the officer and the civilian. the police officer was not hurt.
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minor injuries from flying glass. the suspects got away and are on the run. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> yeah, the suspects abandoned their mazda and ran away on foot. one civilian said, stop the pursuit. >> so crazy. you can even -- they say they did find the car close to where the officer saw it, but unbelievable seeing the bullet holes in the glass that no one was seriously injured. >> very, very fortunate. wh w president obama caught on video doing something we have not seen him really do in the last eight years. getting down to drake's hotline bling. "the skinny's" next.
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? skinny so skinny ? we are so happy to start monday skinny with a complete and utter meltdown on stage by justin bieber. >> so, yep, another tantrum again during a concert, this time in manchester, england, last night after being booed for telling the crowd to stop screaming. this is what happened. >> he did drop the mic at least. >> not quite the way we intend it. >> or just throw it on the
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fans on twitter were not too happy. concert goers were impatient with the star talking to the crowd, and just wanted him to sing. >> he returned to the stage to finish, but fans tweeted to say he refused to speak to the crowd for the rest of the show. >> you can't win. you want him to stop talking. you told him to stop, right? >> he comes back and doesn't talk anymore. >> yeah. >> that's fine. >> like he complied with the wishes of his fans -- after storming off. right here at home, also caught on camera, president obama getting down. >> getting down. the president was recorded jamming out to drake's hotline bling with usher, and while hosting the bet love and happiness. oh, look at his moves. does he keep the card with the moves? >> this is all facility of an
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he shuffled, he swing -- he did dad dancing moves. is that intentional or -- >> i think it happens automatically for the president. on top of it all, the president was joined on the dance floor by usher, and that was the president's final musical event at the white house and did warn the crowd beforehand there would be no twerking that night, at least by him. he was saying back in the kennedy administration that they would have people twisting, and that was a big deal. >> oh. >> it would be the equivalent of twerking. there was no twerking, at least by the president. >> did they do the twist? >> oh, man, that's crazy now. that's cray-cray. a star studded salute to bill murray. >> he was honored for the mark twain prize of american humor. and true to form, he couldn't resist stealing the show from up in his seat in the balcony. >> this is happening right now
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the 51st state in the union. >> so highlights from the award ceremony will air nationwide on pbs this friday. and finally, sharing the joy of childbirth on snapchat. >> only like he can. rapper dj callie took followers through the birth of his son this weekend through a string of clips, which added together and mo >> but there was this moment, the most touching of them all, viewers say. >> baby's here! beautiful. >> that's your son. he's quiet. >> that's my son. oh. >> he kept the delivery room rocking with an eclectic mix of
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>> he was 4 when diagnosed with autism. >> reporter: meaning a particular challenge connecting with people, playing with other kids, not easy, nor did conversation, but he showed a knack for a different kind of communication. >> we would go to the playground and he would seek out interactions with dogs specifically as opposed to people where he was having a little bit harder of a time. >> reporter: enter tornado, who was trained from birth to be a service dog specializing in autism, taught, for example, to guide ky around danger him feel safe when he's agitated, to be loyal. so in that moment when the two of them met, here is why ky cried. >> seeing him immediately when he laid down, and in that relationship being reciprocated back to him was just -- it was breathtaking. >> reporter: because now they are friends, and in ky, that shows. >> he seems so much more content. he seems more fulfilled. >> reporter: a team, boy and dog, inseparable.
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>> amazing how they just hit it off like that immediately. and they said they had waited over a year since his diagnosis to come to this point. but you can see the immediate bond between with them and the mother's reaction is just so touching. >> absolutely. the entire family traveled from japan to ohio for that moment, and it was worth it. fantastic there. there was another interesting scene in massachusetts, by the way. a teenager there is back on the field thanks to the generosity of boston marathon victims. >> 13-year-old tommy cox lost his leg in a boating accident two years ago. but two bombing victims' brothers presented him this month with a $5,000 check for a high-tech prosthetic leg. >> and now, as you can see, he's back on the field, breaking in that new leg. cool stories. all right. don't miss updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> stay with us.
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good morni good morning, i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. here's the top headlines we're following on this monday morning on ""world news now."" it may be quite some time before we know why a bus returning from a casino crashed into a truck killing 13 people. the bus driver was among the dead, and the bus may not have had a black box recorder donald trump and hillary clinton are hitting the campaign trail in key swing states as clinton opens up a double digit lead in the latest poll. trump, though, still calling the election rigged, is now threatening to sue his accusers. a massive search is under way in oklahoma for the armed suspect who opened fire on two police officers with an ak-47. the man was recently released from jail on child sex assault charges. the officers are expected to be okay. and it was a star-studded
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center for bill murray. the 66-year-old was awarded the mark twain prize for american humor joining the ranks the bob newhart, carol burnett, and lily tomlin. those are just some of the top stories on this monday, october 24th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we're going to get started this half hour with one of the deadliest road accidents in california history. >> 13 people were killed and dozens injured when the bus plowed into the back of a tractor-trailer. it was traveling in the early morning hours. here's more. >> reporter: the tour bus crashed into end semitruck's trailer on this stretch of desert highway near palm springs, 100 miles from los angeles. the force of the collision is plain to see in the mangled wreckage. the entire front of the bus penetrated the back of the big rig.
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significantly faster than the truck. >> i will tell you the speed of the bus was so significant that when it hit the back of the big rig, the trailer, the trailer itself entered about 15 feet into the bus. >> reporter: this is all that's left of that semi behind us. it appeared the big rig swallowed the bus. several rows of seats in the front of the bus were crushed by impact. firefighters using ladders to remove bodies. victims' personal effects in paper bags. heavy machinery was needed to pull apart the massive metal wreckage. >> in almost 35 years, i've never been to a crash where there's been 13 confirmed fatalities. so it's tough. it's tough for all of us. >> reporter: the injured were taken to three hospitals. one doctor said some of their wounds could have been much worse. >> this bus struck something that was actually collapsible. when you usually see someone involved in a high speed motor
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this was not one of the circumstances we were faced with. >> reporter: they still have yet to identify the victims. we know we talked to a couple family members here who say they are waiting to find out if a mother and grandmother survived. adrian bankers, abc news, indio, california. thank you. hillary clinton is surging ahead in the race for the white house. >> a tracking poll shows clinton with a 12 point lead over donald trump of likely voters rejecting his claim that the election is rigged disapprove of accepting clinton victory as legitimate. >> at a rally in naples, florida, last night, trump said he thought they were doing better with women and men. but the poll has clinton with a 20-point lead over trump with women. as 11th accuser comes forward,
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and he's fought for himself, and quite frankly, throughout the process, he needed to fight for himself, and he believes in a right and wrong, and when he feels na there's an injustice -- >> and the trump campaign also made a rare admission acknowledging that he is, indeed, behind in the polls. we're getting insight now at a new e-mail dump from wikileaks which appears to show the clinton campaign was scrambling to win over black voters and concern that bernie sanders might appeal to them. meanwhile, as the race heads into the final two weeks, her campaign is not just focusing on th they're now trying to turn red states blue, including long time republican strong holds. we have more from abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: in north carolina, hillary clinton taking her closing argument to church. >> anger is not a plan. >> reporter: with the momentum on her side, clinton is looking ahead. >> we got to actually start interacting again with people we don't agree with. i do that all the time.
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the battleground states, clinton is hammering home what she says is at stake in this election. >> my opponent thinks belittling women makes him bigger, so it's our job to make it very clear, that may be who donald trump is, but this election is about who we are. >> reporter: she's reaching out directly to trump supporters as she faces the possibility of trying to unite a bitterly divided country. >> i understand that they need a president who care will listen to them, and i want to be their president too. >> reporter: clinton says she's looking past her opponent. >> i debated him for four and a half hours. i don't even think about responding to him anymore. >> reporter: instead, she focused on the battle for congress, lending support to democratic candidates and going after their republican opponents. weighing in on the north carolina senate race -- >> unlike her opponent, deborah
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>> reporter: clinton is honing her attacks against republican candidates using their ties to trump as a weapon, and he's down ballot races, and democrats are hopeful they can retake the senate and some even thinking trump's controversies could help them regain back the house. mary bruce, abc news, washington. and iran's president is weighing in on u.s. elections, in a speech, the choice offered to u.s. voters is between bad and worse and there's no morality in the united states the candidates accuse each other. he asked iranians, quote, do we want such a democracy in our country? in neighboring iraq, dozens of towns and square miles liberated from the grip of isis. secretary of defense ash carter was in northern iraq where he told abc's martha raddatz that the battle was going according
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>> i'm encouraged because it's going according to plan. what's happening is that a cordon is being placed, an ever tightening noose around mosul, the plan we've long had. it's on schedule. isil will surely be destroyed. >> 5,000 in iraq and 500 out on the ground with the iraqis. thousands of migrants expected to relocated from an overcrowded camp in france beginning today. at least 8,000 people said to be living in the camp from places like syria, afghanistan, and ethiopia. despite the conditions, this man is confident about his future. >> i'm homeless, but i'm not hopeless becau i know what i'm doing. i'm, you know, i know one day i'm going to make it to go to canada. >> over the the week, migrants clashed with police ahead of the
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$85 billion acquisition of time warner. it could have far reaching consequences for consumers. both companies play up how the merger leads to experiences for consumers, but experts aren't really convinced about all that. ranking senators say the deal raises big antitrust red flags. a new mexico man accused of drunk driving for a rather unique accident. he allegedly crashed into a medical helicopter and a fire truck on a highway. a landing zone had been set up for a patient to be picked up. the driver went around a barricade, and luckily the helicopter was not running and there were no inju speaking of unique, for the first time this year, you may be able to take a selfie of yourself in the voting booth. >> so it all depends on where you live. hawaii now has a law that specifically allows voting booth selfies. indiana's law banning them was overturned, so you can go ahead there, as well. several other states don't address the issue. >> don't think about it in
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some other states. some said there's no way to enforce a law against voting selfies -- wait -- so these are some of our selfies. we're not voting, just practicing. >> that's what it'll be like in the voting booth for us? >> well, i suppose you have a right to vote in secret, but maybe you don't have to? you don't have to exercise that, right? >> you don't have to exercise those rights. >> you can tell people who you're voting for. >> is that our -- >> that one, that's flattering, i think. if i do say so. they went through all of our selfies. coming up, the financial mix-up that's triggering frustration and furry among members of the national guard. bonuses offered to thousands of soldiers during the height of wars in iraq and afghanistan 37 the pentagon is now asking for a lot of that money back. and the self-proclaimed liberal redneck who has turned himself into a viral sensation.
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you don't see this every day. crews are taking a rather explosive approach to removing you don't see this every day. crews in the sierra nevada are taking approach to ring moving giant boulders blocking the roadways there. they just blowed them up. the rocks are too big to be take i away by tools and vehicles, plus it kind of looks cool. >> it does. >> yeah. a financial mixup sparking outrage among soldiers and their families. >> it has to do with boepuses that were awarded by the national guard that the pentagon says should never have been awarded. and now it's asking for the money back. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: thousands fighting a new battle in the military they once proudly served.
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asked of me. these were promises that were made. ? it's caused a lot of stress and anxiety on my entire family. >> it was a slap in the face. >> reporter: in the height of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, the national guard offered bonuses. >> if we could wave the wand and make it go away, we would, but that's breaking the law. >> reporter: the military wants the money back from thousands of soldiers. the bonuses were to go to soldiers with skills in high demand, but it paid out to all 50 states who shouldn't have qualified for the cash. in california alone, the national guard going after 9,700 current and retired guardsmen, $22 million already recooped. >> month after month, we paid about $1300. >> reporter: chris van meter, a purple heart recipient, survived a roadside bomb in iraq and forced to refinance his home to repay $46,000 in bonuses. >> thousands of soldiers paying money back.
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iraq refused to pay. >> i felt totally betrayed. >> reporter: they waived his bonus repayment, but he's not dropping the case for the sake of his fellow soldiers. abc news, new york. all right. thanks. unbelievable in some cases, the california national guard tells abc news it's waived repayment of $37 million of those bonuses, but many have already repaid them. them. some who, one particular woman who owes $20,000 has, like, a rent payment or car payment every month to the army, $650 a month. >> that's the hard part. those who counted on this money after factoring into the day-to-day payments. coming up, the self-proclaimed liberal red neck who's become a viral sensation. >> yeah. he is shaking up the notion of
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? ? ? tell me, why they have to go and make things so complicated ? ? i see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated ? >> oh, a little avril levine on a monday. what could go wrong with the world? >> and frustrated. >> yeah. >> good topic to go into
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>> no argument this election has been complicated and crazy. democrats living through decades of economic problems, now backing donald trump while many urban republicans back hillary clinton. >> and now a man introducing a new type of political affiliation has become a viral sensation as a self-proclaimed liberal redneck. we're "up all nightline" with abc's david wright. >> not about to let some [ bleep ] facts how they feel about stuff. >> reporter: that's the liberal red neck, a youtube phenomena, in part because he's unexpected. >> a tragic hair spray accident. >> i didn't think there was a such a thing as a liberal redneck. >> i get that all the time on the internet, a person going, you know, you're like a unicorn. i'm a poor white trash redneck from the middle of nowhere in tennessee. i'm also a well-educated, well-traveled godless liberal. >> reporter: a rebel yell across
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and sings sweeter songs than any other region in the country, so to act like we bring nothing to the table culturally is some fake liberal hit critical [ bleep ]. >> reporter: we met up with trey at his childhood home in clay county, tennessee, which has fallen on hard times. >> this used to be a osh kosh fa they made overalls and stuff like that. it moved to mexico, and took how many hundreds of jobs with it, and that was it. >> reporter: most of the shops on selina's main street are gone, too. what was this? >> this used to be a barber shop. >> reporter: theew shops that are still open are consignment stores, people selling off treasures to pay the bills. and there are storefront churches, the towns people here,
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walking around selina here today, you get a sense of what's with lost. >> it's a fairley rough example, but not unique. they feel like nobody cares, and they are bitter about it, and donald trump makes him believe that he does, though. >> reporter: if trump should lose -- >> that did not work out last time. people won't be happy if and when she wins, but they'll go back to this. i would like to think that believe it no matter who wins. >> reporter: he feels he'll choose the less he r of two evils, an important choice, but he's not getting his hopes up too high. >> run to canada. guys, we got to go, thank you so much. >> and trey now has more than 94,000 subscribers on his youtube channel. >> they have quite a few followers. they've gone on a comedy tour in order to reclamp the term
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>> makes me feel sad and embarrassed. >> reporter: bullying affects 13 million kids across america, and each day, 160,000 students stay home from school because they are afraid of being picked on. >> i was bullied for eight years of my life. >> reporter: asia, a 21-year-old college sophomore and author is trying to change all of that. her journey began last year after her book "survival guide to bullying" was picked up by scholastic, and my bully dressed up as me for halloween went viral. >> you can just speak up. >> reporter: for the fifth graders at new york's public school 135, the message is hitting home. >> we stand up to bullying! >> reporter: especially after this special surprise from a pop star behind scars to your beautiful.
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making news in america this morning -- the battleground focus of hillary clinton and donald trump. our new poll showing trump has new ground to make up. only 15 days to go, the strategy both campaigns are deploying. we're live with the latest. we have new details about the deadly bus and truck crash in southern california. the horrific death toll and the injured now recovering. police are on the scene saying they have never seen anything like it. and breaking news this morning, a fiery plane crash. the aircraft going up in flames seconds after takeoff. late word of european officials on board that plane. and shots fired, caught on camera. this is an officer and his guest in a police cruiser chasing a suspect in a car when the passenger opens fire. now the search is on for the

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