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field. we now know the type of injury that caused his death. we get more now from abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: kenny buie's family and friends say the 17-year-old died going doing what he loved. playing football. >> he was always smiling and happy. he's a good person. >> reporter: bui, a senior, passed away monday. he was hurt during a tackle friday night in washington state. he's the fourth high school football player to die in just the last month. roughly 1.1 million kids play high school football. last year injuries on the field killed five players. 56 in all since 2005. >> it is a shocking number. there's no doubt about this. it really has you scratching your head and saying what are we doing wrong? >> reporter: there is no easy answer. but sideline care may sometimes be lacking. >> high school players may not have the same medical care as
game is getting safer. better equipment, safer tackles, and more focus on recognizing and treating concussions. but is that enough? >> doctors have to be more vigilant. the equipment companies continue to look to see if they can make safer helmets. the padding issues. the way kids tackle. everything should be examined. >> reporter: and officials now tell us that bui died of a head injury. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. in pennsylvania a woman trapped inside her bathroom by an intruder used her head and her lipstick. she wrote "call police" on the bathroom window and waved her arms and toilet paper until someone noticed. after two hours a neighbor did see the message and did call police. who found not a burglar but a drunk. >> the individual in question was intoxicated, was actually highly intoxicated, was given a ride back by a friend, was unaware of the neighborhood he was in and it seems as if he just stumbled into the wrong house and fell asleep. >> you can't make this up.
but the woman didn't know that. just that someone was in her house and she didn't want to make any noise. besides, she didn't have her phone with her. the man has been charged with criminal trespassing. >> that's a rough hangover. okay. so california now has one of the toughest equal pay protections in the country. governor jerry brown signing the bill into law yesterday at the rosie the riveter park near san francisco. it requires employers to prove that any pay gap between workers is due to factors like skillet level or srntd andeniority and not gender. >> this is really a big deal, important. inequities that have plagued our state and have burdened women resolved. >> many critics say the new law will drive even more businesses out of that state. fiat chrysler has less than 24 hours to make a better offer or face a strike. otherwise auto workers may walk off the job at midnight. they rejected the company's
than 2 to 1. the union could call for a walkout at all fiat chrysler plants or just keep that facility's. the company said it is continuing to work toward an agreement. >> okay. so new developments in the volkswagen emissions test cheating scandal. a recall of those 11 million diesel-powered cars will begin in january in europe. in the u.s. the fix must first be approved by the epa. we're expected to learn more when vw's head of american operations appears before congress tomorrow. and we know several things now about the woman who bought last week's winning $310 million powerball ticket. one of those things is that she works. and actually not at work. >> she's not at work. >> right now. >> we're talking about 50-year-old julie leetch, who used to work an overnight shift at a fiberglass factory. but she quit immediately after learning she had won. she says she'll be using some of her money to buy some land and
>> leetch took a lump sum payment of $197.4 million. that's about 140 million after taxes. >> we'll take it. >> good for her. and for many people who are up like yourself right now, the overnight hours, she is our hero. she's what we strive for. >> you mean don't work hard at your job, just play the lotto? >> yes. and just have a dollar and a dream and somehow win 140-plus million dollars. well, coming up, the student thrown out of school because of the color of her hair. and also ahead, it's harvest time at the white house. the first lady's bounty as she invites young guests to bring in the vegetables. and later, tom hanks and steven spielberg talk about what they have in common away from the movies as they preview their thriller "bridge of spies." that's after our look at the forecast map.
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a little too much school spirit led to what you might call a bad hair day for this 10-year-old girl. she put blue streaks in her hair because that's her school's color. her mother thought it was okay. her classmates and even teachers thought it was cool. but school rules say dyed hair is distracting. so she was sent home with a note. >> really. >> really. >> i thought her hair was on fleak. >> this is a term we were talking about at the commercial break that -- >> kids were all -- it was on fleak. it was awesome. potentially showing its true colors is the world of fantasy sports. >> it is a multibillion-dollar industry. unregulated. in which sports fans try to predict the most successful players. but now after a recent incident it's raising questions about the
here now is abc's david wright. >> draftkings.com combines one-day fantasy sports with winning life-changing amounts of cash. >> reporter: if you watch football, you've definitely seen the ads. >> pick your team and get your cash winnings after monday night. >> reporter: promising big bucks for being a monday morning quarterback. >> we're making a millionaire every week this season. >> reporter: the websites draft kings and fan duel taking fantasy football to new limits. the two sites took in $60 million in just the first week of the nfl season. but the outrage after claims that an employee of draft kings site. >> touchdown! >> reporter: draft kings denies all allegations of wrongdoing by the employee. both sites issued a joint statement o'noting that "nothing is more important than the integrity of the games we offer." critics say these sites, which are not currently regulated, are tantamount to straight up gam sxblg ought to be treated the same way as other forms of
one congressman now calling for hearings on capitol hill. >> how is it any different from sports betting? i don't see it. what, because you call it fantasy? >> reporter: david wright, abc news, new york. >> we should also note that the fantasy sports trade association says for now draft kings and fan duel have decided to prohibit employees from participating in online fantasy sports contests for money. what the heck is this sports thing? i don't get it. >> it's a weird thing. i know since you watched the baseball playoffs last night and watch football you've seen these commercials all the time. you can't get away from it it. but these fantasy leagues, 10% of americans take part in the fantasy leagues. not necessarily the betting but the fantasy leagues. >> do you do this? >> i don't do any of the fantasy leagues or any of the betting. >> okay. >> i do my betting in vegas. well, coming up, the dream team. steven spielberg and tom hanks together again. >> yeah, we're going to tell you what critics are saying about their cold war-era thriller. just days away from its national theatrical debut.
sxhankz steven spielberg, already predicted to strike oscar gold. abc's juju chang sat down with the dynamic duo. >> they've got a spy pilot with a head full of classified information. we want you to negotiate the swap. >> brooklyn, usa. >> reporter: it began as a media frenzy. inspired by actual events. >> today a federal grand jury indicted rudolph abel on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage. >> reporter: "bridge of spies" tells the story of james donovan, a most unlikely candidate for an unsavory job. defend a soviet job charged with espionage against america. >> everyone deserves a defense. >> reporter: then he was tasked with negotiating a spy swap. his client for a captured american u-2 pilot during the height of the cold war. >> people in my country consider this an act of war. >> this movie is part spy thriller, part courtroom drama.
>> what appealed to me was a man who really believed in, you know, the letters of the law. >> we agree to the rules. and that's what makes us americans. >> he didn't have to take this case, but he did. he took this case at a time when it was very dangerous. >> we want you to defend him. here's the indictment. >> here's a guy, a family man, plucked from obscurity into these extraordinary -- >> is this was the thing i thought was extraordinary in order to get to play. it really comes down to six days. this guy, he lied to his wife, he said he was -- >> he wouldn't be the first. >> said he was actually fishing in scotland. was actually working under the orders of the president of the united states. >> you never asked me if the charges were true, if i am indeed a spy. >> so you've done world war ii, cold war. >> what else do we have? >> what's coming up? >> well, you know, the thing i haven't done with tom yet, one of the films that i just think is one of the best things tom's
ever done is "sleepless in seattle." >> it's you. >> it's me. >> a rom com? >> i've never made a movie like that before. i would love to do a movie like that with this guy. >> is it true you're entering this incredibly productive time now that you're empty nesters? >> yeah. i think we both are. >> man, oh man. i put my head down for like the last four years. i'm looking forward to having some time off. i got grandkids stacking up now. >> do you really? >> oh, yeah. the best time you could spend as a granddad is with a $3 wading pool and a garden hose. >> that's 7 1/2 hours of baby-sitting time. >> that's awesome. >> the next mistake our countries mistake could be the last one. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> yeah. colin has a kid. it's fascinating to see steven spielberg, who has done so much, rom com. >> you're totally right. i look forward to that. that would be really good.
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>> i just got a manicure. >> reporter: to encourage kids to eat healthy. the first lady digging up sweet potatoes while her staff and national park service rangers, all responsible for maintaining the guarden, helped out alongside the local fourth-graders. the garden started in 2009 to and eat better. this is the first garden on white house grounds since world war ii. and seeds from the vegetables even given as a gift to the pope in 2014. the 1100-square-foot guard zen planted every spring and harvested twice a year, all with the help of local kids. after the hard work it's time to prep the food and of course eat. >> i think my favorite part of today was eating the food. it was really good. really liked the salad. oh, and the muffins. awesome. >> reporter: and while the first lady may have convinced 9-year-old evelyn to eat healthy -- >> so you have a good happy life. you exercise. you'll probably live a longer life.
for others. >> i'm not so into vegetables. so one of the vegetables i like -- i like corn. >> reporter: one thing that makes this year's harvest different from years past, the google expedition cameras. these 16 gopros krathd 3-d virtual reality of the first lady's guarden and taking it into class arms round the world. serena marshall, abc news, washington. >> a lot of people don't give first ladies credit for what they're able to do. and i think this initiative by michelle obama has helped a lot of schools and children learn about eating health. >> i agree. and a lot of people don't give you credit for your green thumb. >> my -- oh, yes. would you like fried green tomatoes or -- is that squash? >> i think it's a zucchini. it's a big zum ni. hat. i'm very stylish when i garden. commercial, isn't it?
this morning on "world news now" volatile conditions in south carolina. >> dams are breaking and rivers are rising. what's keeping everyone in the flood zone on edge tonight as a major city is under curfew. trucks of terror. isis radicals and their fleet of toyotas. tough questions for the automaker in an abc news investigation. political bombshell. ben carson telling everyone that kindergarten teachers should be armed. the candidate's comments setting off a firestorm. and later the instant multimillionaire. the overnight factory worker who just won the $310 million powerball jackpot. what's next for her, her family,
it's wednesday october 7. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now".." love life. we're talking about the newest millionaire. >> i said would we be asking if interesting love life? >> yeah. is interesting. she's been with her partner for some 36 years. so if it had been a man who had not been married we'd be talking about -- >> you think so? >> yes. >> i'm looking forward to hearing this story. >> trying to put a ring on it. we'll begin with the deadly flood waters men ags south carolina. devastating pictures. swollen rivers. their peak. >> the death toll from the historic rainstorm has now climbed to 17. crews are working through the canal. and 200 engineers have fanned out across the state to inspect washed-out roads. our abc's elizabeth hur is in columbus, south carolina where
they had their first dry day in nearly two weeks. we say good morning. elizabeth. aren't reena and kend-its, good morning to you. ander, the rain may be gone but officials stress they are not out of the woods just yet. in fact we are told a citywide curfew and a boil water advisory are in effect until further notice. the potential for rising rivers to crest and flood is the latest concern for authorities in south carolina, reminding residents they are still not out of danger. authorities carefully watching 18 dams at risk of breaching under pressure. going to be a time that we need to continue to be careful. days here. 11 trillion gallons of water too much for the ground to absorb. making already swollen rivers overflow long after the rain is gone. from charleston to columbia, home. some to utter devastation. waterlogged possessions strewn about the lawn, basking in the bright sunshine in a scene
reminiscent of a giant yard sale, if it wasn't so tragic. >> at least i have -- some of my stuff is going to be saved. i don't know that some of these other people are going to be able to salvage anything. >> reporter: as of tuesday afternoon nearly 500 buckled roads and bridges all across the state remain closed, and as many as 40,000 people still have that water. >> i have three children at home. we don't have anything to even flush toilets or take showers. >> reporter: the national guard now on site. long lines for much-needed supplies. at this time the governor says it is just too soon to put a dollar figure on the damages. but again, the focus for now is keeping an eye on these rising rivers and creeks and keeping everyone safe. kendis and reena, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you. downpours also a problem in the southwest. a line of thunderstorms dropped about an inch of rain in the phoenix area. the storms also brought hail and strong winds. cars and trucks were stranded by the rushing water.
but no tornadoes touched down. improving weather is expected today. the ntsb has joined the coast guard investigation into what caused the cargo ship "el faro" to sink off the bahamas. 33 crew members were on board the ship at the time. despite a massive search only one body has been recovered so far. investigators say finding the voyage data recorder would be a huge help in figuring out what went wrong. the united states is taking full responsibility for the bombing of a hospital in afghanistan. 12 doctors without borders staffers and ten patients were killed. that includes three children. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan told congress the air strike was requested by afghan troops. but general john campbell says the ultimate responsibility belongs to the u.s. >> the decision to provide aerial fires was a u.s. decision made within the u.s. chain of command. a hospital was mistakenly struck.
target a protected medical facility. >> reports say the u.s. may have violated its own rules of conduct. defense secretary ash carter says he will hold those responsible accountable. meanwhile, campbell is recommending the u.s. keep more troops in afghanistan than is currently planned. now to those often seen images of isis fighters driving toyota pickups and toyota land cruisers. u.s. terrorism officials are trying to figure out how so many similar vehicles make their way to terror groups. answers. >> reporter: the toyota hilux pickup is one tough truck. as the bbc auto show "top gear" demonstrated. >> here it is! >> reporter: seemingly indestructible. which has made the toyota hilux a truck of choice in war zones around the world, including by isis.
convoys made up mostly of toyota hilux pickups and land krugsers. now abc news has learned that a u.s. treasury counterterrorism unit is asking toyota to help them determine how so many of its trucks, both newer and older models, have ended up in the hands of isis. >> there are too many that could be just stolen. >> reporter: former american diplomat mark wallace, who now returns the counterextremism project, says he suspects isis supporters are buying many of the trucks from toyota dealerships and then turning them over to the terror group. >> we believe that sales are being diverted from these dealerships in order to support isis. i think it's a concern of the united states government and their allies. >> reporter: the iraqi ambassador to the united states says isis has hundreds of brand new toyotas in its fleet. >> how could they -- these four-wheel drives, hundreds of them. where are they coming from? >> reporter: toyed says it does not know how isis is getting its vehicles and that it is impossible to control indirect or black market sales.
but no one from toyota would agree to appear in our report. and when we went to last moss big toyota dealer meeting in las vegas hotel security officials flashed lights into our camera lens and order us to stop taping or else. >> sir, if you could just walk right out this way. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news toyota said it's not aware of any of its dealerships violating the company policy to not sell to terrorists. this is all part of a broad u.s. effort by the treasury department to crack down on isis and stop it from using all of its cash to resupply and reequip its terrorist army. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> fascinating report, brian. thank you. auto workers may walk off the job at fiat chrysler plants tomorrow. their union has rejected a tentative contract deal and issued a strike notice. fiat chrysler says it is continuing to work toward an agreement. the union could call a national strike involving all 40,000 members or could stage strikes at specific plants that would cause production problems elsewhere.
a new development in the volkswagen emissions test cheating scandal. a massive recall of those 11 million diesel-powered calls will begin in january and is expected to take all of next year. in the u.s. the fix must first be approved by the epa. we're expected to learn more when vw head of american operations appears before congress. and that's tomorrow. now to another mid-air scare. the second medical emergency in the cockpit in only two days. a united airlines co-pilot suffering a seizure, passing out yesterday on a flight from houston to san francisco with nearly 200 people on board. he regained consciousness and was able to walk off the plane on his own when it was diverted to albuquerque. on monday you may recall an american airlines pilot died in the cockpit from an apparent heart attack. to new jersey now and a man from that state is in jail now after being busted with hidden cocaine at newark airport. ten pounds of the drug was found stuffed inside food products.
the street value of the cocaine said to be about $170,000. the man had flown in from peru. and now he's facing smuggling charges. a consumer alert this morning. if you're going to be making pumpkin pie for thanksgiving, better get that pumpkin filling now. apparently, experts say there isn't enough pumpkins for jack-o'-lanterns at halloween but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in those turkey day pies. the looming shortage is being blamed on june's record rainfall in illinois, which is the center of u.s. pumpkin growing. >> don't we always have one of these shortages we talk about this time of year? >> are we just buying into the hype? >> wasn't there a turkey shortage last year? >> interesting. >> we all survived. >> i'm not taking any risks. i'm going to go -- >> you're going to go out? well, you know it was a beautiful day in new york city yesterday and there was a beautiful event right across from our studios in central park. as you can see, it was all about peace.
organized by the woman you saw there, yoko ono. the widow of former beatle john lennon. it was a sort of gift to lennon, who would have sturndturned 75 years old friday. >> more than 200,000 people took part in the peace sign. trying to set a guinness world record for the largest group of people to form a peace sign. they came up a few thousand shot. but still -- >> pretty impressive. >> very impressive scene there. coming up in "the mix" the most elaborate holiday gifts in the just released neiman marcus catalog. what would you pay to send a loved ones into space? not. also ahead, the overnight factory worker who just won the $310 million powerball jackpot. her big plans now involve her family, her boss, and her boyfriend. >> but first, presidential candidate ben carson, political firestorm, his comments on gun violence and allowing teachers to carry guns, getting worldwide
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more than 500 balloons are taking part in the festival this year. the community college of philadelphia was locked down after report of a teenager on campus with a gun. no gun was found, but police believe he may have ditched the weapon. a student said he had had an argument with a teen who had pulled a gun on him but after the dispute the teen walked calmly to class and sat down. witnesses say they never saw a gun. but it was the campus shooting rampage in oregon that's making headlines this morning for republican presidential hopeful ben carson. >> it was carson's comments about what he'd do if a gunman pointed a gun at him that's triggering an uproar. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: this is what ben carson says he would have done had he come face to face with the gunman in that oregon classroom. >> dr. carson, if a gunman walks up and puts a gun at you and says what religion are you, that is the ultimate test of your faith. >> i'm glad you asked that question. because not only would i
probably not cooperate with him, i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey, guys, everybody attack him, he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> reporter: carson didn't end there. the gop candidate also bashing president obama's plan to visit with victims, saying if he were elected he would not go. >> i would probably have so many things on my agenda that i'd go to the next one. >> reporter: this all comes after the retired neurosurgeon wrote on facebook, "i never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away." and suggesting some kindergarten teachers should be armed. and defending himself on "the view." >> you said that you'd be very comfortable if kindergarten teachers had guns in the classroom. why do you think that's a good idea? >> not all kindergarten teachers. i said people who are trained. >> okay. >> and understand all the implications. and you obviously are not just going to have a weapon signature on the kindergarten teacher's desk. >> reporter: the republican candidates all speaking out against gun control since last
week's shooting but in iowa hillary clinton making the case for tougher laws. >> we have to act against those people who should not have guns in the first place. >> reporter: and ben carson accusing hillary clinton and president obama of playing politics with these mass shootings. but right now he's the one making headlines on that very topic. cecilia vega, abc news, musketini, iowa. >> reporter: the federal law enforcement association releasing comments saying dr. carson's may seem tactically reckless but they have great merit. we should learn from 9/11 that if not for the brave passengers on flight 93 who exerted extraordinary courage the fatality count may have been worse. >> okay. many people would be surprised that they're coming out in favor of this. but it does seem a little reckless but it's also a good thing for carson. when he made comments, controversial comments about muslims, he gained more than
$500,000 in funds in support within a 24-hour period. so we'll see what sort of impact this has. >> so you think he's sort of reaching out to a specific target of republican voters? >> i'm not sure that he's reaching out. i think he's just speaking his mind and he's having some success fund-raising as a result. >> okay. >> so we'll see. coming up, america's newest multimillionaire. >> yes. the lucky factory worker from michigan who's the sole winner of last week's $310 million powerball lottery jackpot. how long it took her to check her numbers. straight ahead. and ahead in our next half hour, what happened to this arizona mother in an airplane bathroom? what one flight attendant did to her that's causing an online uproar.
we are learning more this morning about america's newest millionaire. >> the factory worker from western michigan who won $310 million in last week's powerball lottery drawing may have one thing in common with us. she worked the overnights. and here's abc's -- >> reporter: the dream of hopeful lottery players comes true for 50-year-old julie leach. >> it's crazy. >> reporter: the sole winner of last wednesday's powerball jackpot for 310 million bought her ticket at this gas station in three rivers, michigan on her way to work the overnight shift at a fiberglass factory. >> oh, i quit automatically. i was done. >> reporter: but she didn't quit as soon as she could have. she waited until her lunch break to check her numbers. >> i was having a really bad night at work. thought might as well check my numbers while i'm sitting here
i had to go back to work and get verified from a couple other co-workers and just couldn't believe it. >> reporter: leach is taking the lump sum, about 140 million after taxes. so what will she do with all that cash? a little house shopping. leach says she will stay in michigan and buy up property for her family. >> i'm going to take care of my kids. i don't want them to have to work like i had to work and deal with the kind of things that i had to deal with over life. i just want to make it a good life for them. >> reporter: and there may be a marriage proposal in her future from her partner of-3036 years. >> i said he'd have to sign a prenup now. >> reporter: leach says she has hired an atern and financial adviser who would help her manage the money. reena? kendis? >> bazi, thank you. she has 11 grandkids. so that money's going to spread
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>> yeah. expensive to go to space, outer space. >> and this one, my kind of favorite. the iris atfell, 93-year-old fashion icon. you'll get a trunk of her accessories for $80,000. >> some pricey accessories. >> they include vintage finds handcrafted by women globally that inspired her personally. >> i looked through the christmas catalog, and i've got to admit i could not find this particular thing in catalog. this lamp that was designed by some folks in london. it says it gives you a sense of lasting enjoyment. look at that. that's how you turn on these lamps. >> that is not what i'm thinking. >> it's called the slap it lamp. >> wait. here. this is someone's booty. >> this is 'form of a butt. clearly it's not nikki minaj's booty because it wouldn't fit on that screen. >> oh. >> but you have 10 different colors you can light it up in. >> and this is really selling?
less than $300. >> the butt is $149? >> yes. the lampbplamp. >> you mean $149 in london -- >> xwrep less >> yes. less than 300 -- >> okay. they have a new music video based on bieber's "what do you mean." take a look. it's pretty impressive. when you nod your head yes but you want to say no what do you mean when you don't want me no more but you tell me to go >> very cool. >> isn't that cool? >> it was directed choreographed edited and filmed by david moore, and it is pretty impressive i think. this should actually be justin bieber's. is his music video better than this one? >> it's very cool. if i was bieber i would look into this for the video to this song. it's hard enough to do it on a segway, just walk down the street or the sidewalk. this is very impressive to
this morning on "world news now," washed away. property and lives as well as dreams destroyed. in the historic floods in the carolinas. the imminent threat in the hours ahead as this emergency is far from over. controversial comments from presidential candidate ben carson. his views on gun violence. the oregon campus shooting and the president's tribute to those victims. setting off a heated debate. and new this half hour, bill cosby one step closer to a criminal investigation. >> the brand new lawsuit filed by a fashion model. why her case is being watched so closely by prosecutors. and later, tom hanks proves he's a heroic gentleman away from the movie screen. what he did to make sure an i.d. card he found in the park was
returned to its owner. it's lost and found in "the skinny" on this wednesday october 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get started right now with our top story because we're still following the overwhelming flood damage in south carolina. so many families losing continues to rise. >> reporter: waterlogged roads are still collapsing long after the rain has stopped. and the death toll is rising. here's more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: in south carolina that could burst under pressure. >> the next 36 to 48 hours is going to be volatile. so what we'll tell you is don't let the sunshine fool you. >> reporter: 1,000-pound sand bags at the ready. they'll be dropped by these national guard chinook helicopters to stabilize this canal. in columbia this is what we saw on burwell lane, water lapping
a flood of volunteers. robert wise finally back at his house, which was underwater. >> what's it like to come back and see your neighborhood in shambles like this? >> it's overwhelming. there's no way to describe it. >> reporter: 11 trillion gallons of water. enough to fill more than 130,000 rose bowls. it's making already swollen rivers overflow long after the rain is gone. and as many as 40,000 people still have no water. >> and i have three children at home. we don't have anything to even flush toilets or take showers. >> reporter: long lines for free bottles of water from the national guard. and this is what we're seeing on the ground here. the inside of so many homes ending up on the lawn and now headed to the garbage. that boat on the front porch there carried by the storm actually belongs to a neighbor that lives about half a mile away from here. experts say the damage could easily top $1 billion here. alex perez, abc news, columbia, south carolina. the ntsb has now joined the
investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship "el faro." 33 people were on board when the ship went down last week during hurricane joaquin. in 15,000 feet of water. only one body has been recovered so far. investigators say finding the voyage data recorder will provide crucial information. >> the voyage data recorder has a lot of information. it would give information about everything that happened in the 12 hours before it actually hit the water. 30 days after it's touched by water. the justice department is set to release a record number of prisoners, nearly 6,000 federal inmates will walk free later this month. that's the largest number ever to be released at one time. most of them are non-violent drug offenders. it's part of a white house push to reduce the country's overcrowded prison population. a texas inmate has been
during a robbery which netted $8. juan martin garcia received a lethal injection last night. he acknowledged shooting the victim but denied the robbery, an accompanying felony that made it a capital case. republican presidential candidate dr. ben carson isn't backing away from some controversial comments about guns and last week's deadly shootings in oregon. carson says president obama is playing politics with the attack by going to visit the victims on friday. he says if he were in office he wouldn't do that. carson is also suggesting that some kindergarten teachers be armed as a way of avoiding future school massacres. >> not all kindergarten teachers. i said people who are trained. >> okay. >> and understand all the implications. and you obviously are not just going to have a weapon sitting on the kindergarten teacher's desk. and i know that -- >> what would the weapon be? >> before his appearance on "the view" yesterday carson was on fox news channel. that's where he said he would have attacked the oregon gunman,
but at least many others would not have been. he doubled down on that position later on another fox show. >> i want to plant the seed in people's minds so that if this happens again, you know, they don't all get killed. and sometimes we have to -- >> in a book published yesterday carson defends the right to own assault rifles and armor-penetrating ammunition. he also says calls for greater gun control after mass shooting "is just the kind of thing that our founders feared." now to some frightening moments on board another passenger jet. this time a united airlines co-pilot losing consciousness mid-flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. the cockpit. more now from abc's david kerley. united 1614. >> reporter: a jetliner with only one of the pilots at the controls. the united co-pilot had a seizure in flight, announced by the captain according to a passenger. the co-pilot, as you can see, regained consciousness and walked down the stairs himself during the emergency stop in
a different story, american airlines captain mike johnston, just 57, died while in the air. he'd had a double bypass nearly a decade ago, and his family in utah has been told it was likely a heart attack taking the pilot who loved to fly. >> watching those big jets and looked up and said i'm going to fly me one of them someday. and his mom said he always just had a passion for that. >> reporter: these incidents, especially involving the death of a pilot, are rare. only eight others like this in the past 20 years. those statistics only reinforce incapacitated pilot two days in a row. david kerley, abc news, reagan federal regulators are calling for a record fine against a drone operating company. the faa says it is seeking $1.9 to operate the drones after it was told not to do so.
the flights occurred in two of the most congested air space in the country, new york and chicago. skypan was offering bird's eye views of those cities. a new trial has been ordered for a new york city man who's johnny hincapie burst into tears decision. he was convicted in the high-profile murder of a utah tourist on a subway platform during a robbery. several victims have come forward saying hincapie was not present at the time. apparently, more legal troubles for bill cosby and his sex abuse scandal. drugging her at the playboy sexual assault. chloe goins says cosby gave her a drink which made her black out. when she came to, she was being attacked. she was able to sue because she alleged assault. >> i recognize that i've taken legal action that many of the
never be able to take. for that reason i offer this message to those very women. your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> the l.a. district attorney's office said last week that it is reviewing a police investigation into goins' allegations for a possible criminal case against cosby. your flu shot may do double duty. it may also protect you from pneumonia. a vanderbilt university study finds that most patients hospitalized for flu-related pneumonia haven't had a flu shot each year flu epidemics send more than 200,000 people to the hospital. and about a fourth of them die from pneumonia. flu shots reduce the risk of influenza by about 50%. missing your doctor's appointment's going to cost you money. but so will making the appointment. and now we know much more. harvard medical school figures the average visit to the doctor takes up just over two hours. more than half of that is the
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medical experts are split on whether it's safe to drink alcohol during pregnancy. a new commentary in the british medical journal says that some health providers say it's okay for women to consume some alcohol in their second and third trimester. most will say, though, that pregnant women should abstain from alcohol altogether. however, they agree on two things -- that women should stay away from alcohol in the first trimester and they should avoid heavy drinking during the entire pregnancy. >> okay. so controversial study there. speaking of controversy, a breast-feeding mother in arizona says that she was shamed by flight attendant on an american airlines flight out of chicago. and this apparently happened because she was using a breast pump on the airplane at the bathroom. >> and the confrontation between that mother and the flight attendant was captured on the mom's new ipad. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> i was in there breast-feeding. >> you know what?
>> reporter: an airplane argument over using a breast pump. >> if i don't pump regularly, my breast milk supply goes down. >> reporter: mariana hanniman was on a recent american airlines flight heading home to phoenix to see her 4-month-old daughter. >> she's so proud she's walking. >> reporter: when she started feeling the need to pump. so she went to the airplane bathroom and says she warned passengers waiting in line she would be pumping. >> flight attendant comes and knocks at the door and she's like choo, choo -- she's like, are you okay? like yes. i breast-feed. so i'm pumping. >> reporter: hanniman says the flight attendant then ordered her to open the door while exposed. the other passengers watching. >> i had the pump connected to me. she diminished me. >> you are so rude. i need your name -- >> go sit down. i'm not giving you my name. >> reporter: it's not the first time a new mother felt shamed while flying. in 2006 this mom says a delta flight attendant ordered her to
cover up while breast-feeding. >> all of a sudden there's a ticket agent standing there saying i'm so sorry but the flight attendant is saying that flight. >> reporter: american airlines says it has apologized to hanniman and "our policy is that women can breast-feed or express milk at any of our facilities, seats and in lavatories on the plane." american airlines says its flight attendants' number one priority is safety. they will check on anyone in a bathroom for a long time and recommend new moms needing to pump just give them a heads-up, reena and kendis. >> that's good advice, let them know you'll be in there for a while. because it is a bit troubling to flight attendants if someone's in there for too long. but she said apparently the folks knew. >> that's what she said. but i guess it's one of those educational tools for flight attendants. and american airlines say they do plan to use it as an educational tool but it is a good idea because those flight attendants are there for our safety and security primarily. >> you're a big supporter of flight attendants, aren't you? >> oh, i would make a great flight attendant. >> you would. and you would have given that lady a free drink. but probably not a beer because
so try diet pepsi. or maybe just some water. water's very good when you're pumping. >> i just -- it's such an awkward topic for me. >> you get very, very uncomfortable when we talk about breast-feeding i've noticed. >> it's just -- >> breast-feeding and childbirth makes kendis very uncomfortable. you didn't understand the pump and dump thing until today. glad i'm opening your horizons. >> okay. >> thank you. >> it's all good. it's nature. tom hanks saved the day. >> and some high-priced celebrity real estate is hitting
skinny so skinny time now for "the skinny." and topping our headlines this morning, tom hanks on a quest to track down a certain fordham university student. >> yeah. the oscar-winning actor and director reportedly while strolling through new york's central park yesterday spotted a woman's fordham university i.d. >> he immediately took to twitter alerting his 10 million followers, "lauren, i found your student i.d. in the park. if you still need it, my office will get it to you." and he signed it hanx with an x. >> how cool is that.
claiming to be lauren's roommate who tweeted that the i.d. had truly a gentleman. college and you lose your i.d. because that now tracks so much of what you do. >> it does. in a lot of places it's hard to even get into the halls, any of he's a gentleman and a scholar you might say. movies. potter. but the very grown-up actor daniel radcliffe is renting out his manhattan apartment for the that's a lot. >> is there gold in that? radcliff paid more than $4 million for it eight years ago. the two-bedroom apartment is located in the trendy soho neighborhood. >> very swanky. and as you can see, not exactly sprawling. the kitchen essentially in the living room with no real dining room. but that is a fancy kitchen. come on. >> but it does have a gorgeous master bath with dual sinks, walk-in shower, and enormous soaking tub. steal in new york. that's a great deal. >> and another piece of
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even after his 2011 death at the age of 56. demanding, creative, touched with genius. the man who helped bring the world the macintosh personal computer, the ipod, and the iphone can now be seen on screen in two films. the documentary "steve jobs: the man and the machine." >> and he was paid 7,000. he told me he was paid 700 and he wrote me a check for 350. and that hurts because we were friends. >> reporter: and as played a michael fassbender in "steve jobs," a chronicle of his life and career. >> you didn't have seconds. you had three weeks. the universe was created in a third of that time. >> reporter: execs have criticized both films, though. on the fourth anniversary of jobs' passing monday, apple showed employees this rare footage obtained exclusively by abc news. >> i want you all to go into one of our retail stores in the next eight, ten weeks and just give
[ laughter ] [ applause ] >> reporter: a candid steve jobs, thanking them for their work on the iphone the day before its release. >> and i think everybody who's sacrifices is going to feel that >> reporter: and even addressing an employee's inquiry about the jeans. >> uh. there's no history. they're just old. [ laughter ] like me. but i'm very comfortable in them. and -- there's no excuse. [ laughter ] >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> do you know apparently he didn't let his kids use the ipad. >> is that right? >> and he limited their technology, use of technology. >> that's shocking from that. i was at steve jobs' last presentation, apple presentation in san francisco, and even though he was sick at that point his presence really took over that entire room. >> and don't forget to miss our -- don't miss our updates on