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flash flooding swamped the area with mud. this is the scene north of los angeles, a 30-mile seconds of 5 covered in the muck five feet deep in some spots, stranding delivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inch of rain in a very short time flooded many secondary roads trapping residents in their homes. so far no reports of injuries. >> and in texas, forestry officials are recruiting a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wild neier that has burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. it's capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of water and retardant, a much needed tool since there's no rain in sight. so far flames have scorched through six square miles and wiped out nearly three dozen homes. former nba star lamar odom is still on life support this morning. days after he was found unconscious at a nevada brothel. however, sources tell espn he is showing signs of progress. marci gonzales has details. >> reporter: in a coma surrounded by loved ones, lamar
odom is fighting for his life in this las vegas hospital. a source reportedly in the room with him telling espn the former los angeles laker star is improvement. >> is he conscious? >> no. >> the 35-year-old rushed to the hospital monday after employees at this league brothel in nevada found odom unconscious in his vip suite and called 911. >> i need to you hurry, please. knows. i can't get him to wake up. >> odom spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine and take agherbal vi aggragg revealing the night before he changed. >> he did get a phone call. seemed to bum him out. you know, he had told the girls that he wanted to spend that night alone. >> it's been a challenging few years for the father of two, cut from the new york knicks after only three months and splitting with wife khloe kardashian.
their divorce still not finalized. "people" magazine reports she is making his medical decisions. as friends send their love and prayers. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> reporter: hospital officials are still keeping quiet about his condition and prognosis. phillip and reena? >> marci, thank you. millions of americans will not see a cost of living increase next year. there will be no hike in social security benefits for the third time type since 2010. the government says a drop in consumer prices is the main factor for not triggering the august increase. making it worse, medicare bills are set to soar. >> while we're concentrating on seniors, a record setter living in miami right now. she's patty the tree and ga roo at the miami zoo. >> patty is the 27 years, two months and 13 days old. they celebrated with a cake yesterday when she game the oldest documented tree kangaroo
in the world. who knew that there could even be such a thing choo she's considered a senior citizen by kangaroo standards because of her age. patty is only taken to the zoo's public exhibits occasionally. she's lived there since '89, given birth to four joey kangaroos along the way. >> tree kangaroos i guess are different than traditional kangaroos. looking at these fun facts. if you happen to get into a fight with one of those things, you get behind the kangaroo because they cannot hop backwards. just saying if you're ever in a bat with a kangaroo, could save your life one day. >> great details for battling a kangaroo. >> you're welcome. >> stay behind those kangaroos. that's no joke. coming up, shoppers get ready. walmart bad luck. and maybe huge holiday deals for you. some tips that will help you get an early start.
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bbc were also down here in the u.s. all in all, about two dozen sites were not available. many major sites use the same cloud service which admits it had a problem but denies that it was a cyberattack. everything should be back up and running now. walmart's stock dropped more than any single day in almost three decades. >> the retailer expects to take a hit this year as a result of increasing competition. but walmart's problems may be good news for you. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: bad news for investors could be the ultimate gift to shoppers this holiday season. walmart stock hit again today after wiping out $21 billion in value earlier this week. the world's largest retailer facing cut throat competition from online giant amazon. and that means even deeper discounts this christmas. >> they've had to be very aggressive on price. they've had to focus on making sure that they're priced the same as amazon. >> reporter: and it's not just walmart.
across the board, retailers are competing on price. as soon as one cuts prices, everyone else follows. many already offering everything from layaway to price matches to friends and family discounts. experts even predicting 30% to 40% discounts will soon be standard fare. >> as we get closer to the holiday and certainly after christmas, they'll be 40%, 50% off. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> a lot of people say it's they're down because walmart is the investing in the future by beefing up their e-commerce and adding to employees' waives. that kind of takes a toll on their bottom line. >> the increased competition from dollar stores, online so many people shopping online. it's so much easier for a lot of people and don't have to worry about all the hassle. like it was mentioned, you know, walmart's troubles are going to help you out and holidays are coming around just around the corner. time to start shopping.
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practice and collect it out. jordan mcintyre coaches the new york mag pies, one of more than 30 teams in the united states australian football league. >> in american football when you finish high school, college, there's no real am stur sports afterwards. this is a nice out let for people who want to continue into their 20s and 30s. >> why play as you i don't have rules football instead of american soccer or football? >> i just found it to be the purest sport. the most fun to play. >> reporter: this is how the game works. there are 1 players on an oval-shaped field, probably bigger than any other turf you've seen. ball is egg shaped and if you're running with it, run rule is that players must bounce the ball every 15 yards. >> it's sort of the only sport that does that. this side of the ball hits the ground. that's it. >> not easy. >> reporter: there are two ways to move the ball from player to
player. >> the first one is handball. so rather than throw the ball in rugby or overhand in american football, you hold it down here and you come through and punch the ball. >> reporter: the second option, give it a kick. >> wow. >> i did it. >> reporter: footie allows bare bone body tackles but only between the knees and shoulders. that's because players do not wear helmets or pads. >> it's a lot of knee injuries. australian rules football because your feet sort of get wedged in the turf and you get twisted around. >> reporter: a goal is scored when a competitor kicks the ball between two goal posts. to popularize the sport in the u.s., league rules require at least half the players on the field be american.
ladies. women, you can play, too. as long as you're up for a few bruises and tackles during late night practice. >> that's the great thing about footie there is a place for every body type on the field. it's such a dynamic sport with so many different kinds you have positions that anybody can play it. >> reporter: and these women are proving this rough and tough sport isn't only for the boys. >> everybody bring it in. >> i love american football. and i was never allowed to play it. it just wasn't something that girls could do, but girls can do it. >> reporter: besides being fun, competitive and a great washingout, there might be one other aspect of the sport that keeps these players in the game. >> so there's a women's team there, a men's team there. how many people are dating? >> that's funny. to be honest, i don't really know. i think the players keep a lot from the coach.
among the two groups. >> reporter: vickie batiste, abc news, new york. >> nikki asking the important questions on the field. what a great piece. >> yeah, it was. >> can you jack, can you catch it? this is slightly different. >> you got to punch it though. >> go, go, go. >> that's pretty good. go, go, goal. >> it worked. >> all right. that's impressive. >> that was pretty fun. >> like volleyball, you got to dribble it like basketball and you kick it through something. looks like four something, the fighting irish. >> one more time. >> okay. >> i naileded. >> now pigskin time. go wide. go wide. go wide. >> he's trying to not to break the screen. we keep hearing don't let him break the screen. >> sandy our director, we're not going to break the screen. all right, do it. >> are you ready? >> yes, sir. >> almost broke a light. >> if you could only draft these
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coco the gorilla makes some new friends. it's an overload of adorable. the famous ape and her box of kittens melting hearts all over the world on this friday, october 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. on this friday. we begin this half lawyer with the arrest of a suspected hacker with ties to terrorism. >> the suspect who's under arrest in malaysia is accused of hacking into sensitive u.s. computer systems to get the personal information of federal and military employees only to sell it to isis 37 abc's devon dwyer has the details. >> reporter: u.s. authorities say the case is the first of its kind, a suspected hacker in malaysia helping isis terrorists half a world away. investigators say the suspect is a citizen of kosovo who allegedly stole personal information belonging to u.s. service members and federal employees.
u.s. is trying to extradite him. officials say the suspect passed the material he hacked to a british man who is considered the social media mastermind of isis. >> an isil operate named hussein is a british national who was recruiting western targets for lone wolf attacks. >> reporter: officials say the stolen personal information of more than a thousand federal employees and military members were put on an isis kill list and posted online. it's a real threat as the fbi director has warned. >> kill where you are. kill anyone. but especially if you could kill people in military uniform or law enforcement uniform and video it, that would be best of all. >> reporter: cyberthreat and sale of federal employees' personal information is a serious crime. the suspect could face a 35-year prison sentence if extradited to the u.s. and convicted. devon dwyer, abc news, washington.
strike on a hospital in afghanistan. the a.p. reports that u.s. special ops knew the facility in kunduz was a hospital but analysts suspected it was being used as a taliban command and control center. 22 people died in the attack. it's not clear if the commanders who called in the air strike knew about the special ops suspicions. >> the taliban takeover of cun dus is just one of the reasons president obama gave for his decision to keep u.s. forces in afghanistan. abc's karen travers reports from >> reporter: president obama explained his shifting time line in afghanistan. >> i believe this mission is interests. >> reporter: near all all of the 9800 u.s. troops currently in afghanistan were supposed to be home by the end of 2016. the president obama will now leave as many as 5500 on the ground. president. but he said that while the u.s. presence in afghanistan will
it will be a narrow mission. counter-terrorism operations and forces. >> i do not send you into harm's way lightly. it's the most solemn decision that i make. >> reporter: but why the shift in policy? top pentagon officials believed afghan forces weren't ready to operate on their own and there's been a recent surge in violence by the taliban and now isis. taliban fighters took control of a key northern city. afghan forces battled back with support from u.s. air strikes. but one strike was catastrophic. a hospital was hit, 22 people dead including 12 staffers from doctors without boarders. >> we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. >> president obama insists this decision is not disappointing and while it won't be the last time policy adjustments are made -- >> the cessation of our combat role has not changed? -- but it will still be dangerous.
service members have lost their lives in afghanistan. phillip, reena? >> israel is taking new steps to avert violence. has barred young muslim men from entering jerusalem's most sensitive holy ite. in the past month, eight israelis have been killed in palestinian attacks most of them stabbings. during the same period, 31 palestinians were killed bill skreel fire. the u.n. security council meets today in a special session to address the raising wave of violence. >> dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case. the employee dale could mean he avoids a trial but he may have to spend time in prison. he's an caused of sexually abuse abusing ten boys chew he was a high school wrestling coach paying at least one of them to keep his secret and then lying to the fbi about his bank transactions. >> a knox news pundit is due in a virginia court today accused
of lying about his credentials. wayne simmons was arrested yesterday and charged with fraud. he made frequent appearances as a commentator on fox news claiming to be an expert in terrorism who spent nearly three decades with the cia. >> we dealt in facts. the trade craft that we learn that we use to develop intelligence is second to no other intelligence agency in the world. >> the charges were filed after simmons allegedly lied on an official government document for contracting jobs and security clearances. court documents say he also had a criminal history that included felony convictions. the republican presidential front-runners are threatening to boycott the next debate. donald trump and ben carson demanding changes to the debate format. and they want it capped at two hours with commercials and want to speak directly to the camera at the open and close. cnbc says it's considering the demands. turning now to the democrats and a new hint from joe biden
about a possible run. a top aide for the vice president sent a letter to former staffers saying if biden enters the race, he will need their race. and he said everything that biden and the president have worked for is at stake. the letter also promised the biden campaign would be optimistic but gave no hint when an announcement might come. as jonathan carl tells us, biden is still playing koyie. >> reporter: joe biden was in full v.p. mode today. at the president's side in the morning, and then, awaiting the president of south korea in the afternoon. but what about the big question? >> are you running for president? >> i will answer in korean. >> reporter: can you just tell us when you'll decide? >> i can't hear you. >> reporter: okay. a little louder? >> have you made your decision yet? >> reporter: nothing? nothing at all? >> i'll tell you what -- good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to biden says he's nearing a final decision. although after hillary clinton's strong debate performance, fellow democrats are growing
increasingly impatient. senator barbara boxer, a clinton supporter, who in august said biden should do whatever is in his heart, is now telling politico, "i just don't think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse hillary." clinton got a big endorsement from a member of the obama/biden cabinet. housing secretary julian castro, widely speculated as a possible clinton running mate. >> she has always, always been there for us and today, we're here for her. >> reporter: so, what is biden thinking? "the palm beach post" today, he's having a, quote, dialogue between his head and his heart and he's not being swayed by outside factors. several sources close to biden say he remains jibely undecided that he just hasn't made up his mind yet. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. the final four in baseball's playoffs are set. now that the mets have beaten their series.
start, scoring a run on daniel murphy's first inning hit. then with the mets down 2-1, murphy scored in the fourth to tie it at two. he came up again in the sixth inning and nailed what would would be the game winning so low home run. the mets win 3-2 and they will now host the cubs in game one of the national league championship series starting tomorrow night. i love this story. you know all mets fans are happy about the success. but there's one who is probably a little bit more ecstatic than the others. meet add line rousseau. she just turned 100 years old on wednesday. >> she was originally a brooklyn dodgers fan, but when had he left for los angeles, add line said good riddance. so she supported the mets since they started in 1962. and like many mets fans she has no love for new york's other team. the yankees. >> never had any use for them. never. never. >> why?
because for the series, laughing like hell. >> love it. add line attended every home game of the 1986 world series when the mets beat the red sox. let's hope she has a chance to head to the field before this season's playoff run is over. >> a chance? she needs to be in some special sky box with free hot dogs and beer. >> yeah. >> right? she deserves it. >> she said when she first started going to mets games, she got seats behind first base for 50 cents. i haven't checked the prices what it's going to be for this upcoming series but it was like $400 for the cheapest seat at their last game at city feed. >> that's even before. >> even earlier in the playoffs. i can just imagine how much it's going to be now. >> great story. >> it is absolutely. you know what? even though she's 100 years old, she has never seen the cubs win the world series.
>> no, because she's rooting for the mets. have the cubs won. >> she does not want to see that in her lifetime. >> they are the favorites. they did predict that in back to the future 2." >> only feels like 100 years. >> thank you, jack. coming up, tom brady doing some tackling for once. >> the quarterback going after junk food with tough talk for coca-cola. but will he deflate the physician out of the soft drink competition. >> and we'll soften your heart with this video of coco the gorilla. got a boxful of kittens to play with for her birthday. find us on facebook wnnfans.com. and twitter @abcwmp. you're watching "world news now."er that's my game bank you never heard of, that's my name haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear.
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we touched on some sports earlier with the baseball highlights, but this is extra special. this is "sports with reena." >> thank you for that int doeduction. you really like this segment. >> i love it. >> thursday night football. although the falcons and the saints, the new orleans folks opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two-yard touchdown rung by mark ingram. then the saints blocked a puppet, recovered it and took it in for their second touch down. a second short td run in the
fourth quarter. the saints came marching in and they won this one, 31-21. >> the saints came marching in. i like it. >> do you like that one? >> i do. sports with reena. all right. a major strike against those heavily advertised daily fantasy sports web sites. i'm sure you've seen them all over the television lately. regulators in nevada ordered them shut down saying they cannot operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't need a license because they say that they provide games of skill and not of chance. and they claim they should be exempt just like those season long pancy sports. >> some people may think this is ironic. the quarterback many people think lied about underinflated footballs is accusing food and beverage companies of lying. > tom brady is causing out soda and breakfast cereals. story. >> reporter: america's most
an unlikely opponent. tom brady getting heated in an interview on boston sports radio station weei monday not about his latest game but about coca-cola. >> the fact that they can sell that, you know, to kids, that's i mean, that's poison for kids. but they keep doing it. >> reporter: and he's not stopping at soft drinks. taking a shot at breakfast cereal going after tony the tiger. >> that's just america. that's what we've been conditioned to. we believe frosted flakes is a food. >> reporter: the 3-year-old four-time super bowl champ crediting a healthy diet as a big part of his on field success accusing certainern large food and beverage companies can of false advertising. > all those companies make lots of money selling those things. they have lots of money to advertise. when you go to the super bowl, it's, you know, who are the sponsors? that's the education we get. that's what we get brainwashed to believe that all these things are normal food groups and this is what you should eat. >> reporter: coca-cola firing back say manage a statement all
of its beverages are safe and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced lifestyle. kellogg defending frosted flakes for being associated with lower body mass index in children and adults. lately brady seems let inclined to hold his tongue after speculation about his marriage to gisele bundchen being on the rocks, he spoke rather candidly in this brand-new interview. >> she's my best friend. we get to do everything together and especially when you're you know, fortunate to be in a relationship with someone that you love to death and you love doing anything with. >> linsey days of the, abc news, new york. >> taking on the nfl, feeling like you can take everybody on now. tonity tiger? nobody is safe from mr. brady. he's bringing it. but those comments were made in defense of his business partner who was ripped apart in a
article for run-ins with the fda. brady taking everybody on. >> you're right. pepsi a big sponsor of the nfl and even the patriots. they had no comment today about those comments. >> stay out of brady's way. that's the bottom line. coming up in our next half hour, parents behaving badly reaching a new low and the kids, they're the ones being punished. >> but first the adorable video going viral involving a well-known gorilla who knows sign language.
now." the famous gorilla who knows sign language is the star of a new video that's going viral. it shows what happens when she is given a box full of kittens. >> how did she react? the story from abc's david wright. >> reporter: koko the gorilla has always loved babies, but never had one of her own. so, for her birthday, the
gorilla foundation brought her a litter of kittens. >> sweet. >> reporter: koko fell in love with the gray one. the black one fell in love with her. koko knows how to sign the word signs. >> put on head. put the kitty on her head. yes, that's what you wanted. she learned sign language from her human companion, dr. penny patterson. over the years, this gorilla celebrity has shared a gig with robin williams. and expressed sadness when they told her williams had died. now, 44 years old, koko is bridging the species barrier again. david wright, abc news, new york. >> it's always cool when you see different species showing each other the love that way. that's cool. koko has never had a baby of her own. so there you go. >> apparently they say you have
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friday, october 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." a lot to get to on this friday. but we begin with the stunning downfall of a man once a hill and second in line to the now possibly headed to prison. >> we're talking about former speaker of the house dennis hastert. he's agreed on a plea deal in a criminal hush money case linked to accusations after sexual misconduct. abc's brian ross has details. >> reporter: the decision by 73-year-old dennis hastert to plead guilty means there will be no trial and none of his dark secrets will be exposed in open court. >> mr. speaker. >> reporter: but in exchange, the former speaker of the house, once second in line to the presidency, may spend time in prison, the first speaker ever to do so. the charges against hastert grow out of his role as a popular illinois high school wrestling coach in the 1970s.
authorities say hastert sexually abused several teenage boys on the team, and then a few years ago, began to pay one of them more than $1 million in hush money to keep quiet. >> these boys were 14, 15, 16 years old. >> reporter: jolene burdge told abc news her late brother, steven reinboldt, was one of hastert's victims, something she learned years later, she says, when her brother told her he was gay. >> i asked him, "stevie, when was your first same-sex experience?" i mean, he -- he just looked at me and said, "it was with dennis hastert." and i just -- i know i was stunned. i said, "why didn't you ever tell anybody, stevie? i mean, he was your teacher. why didn't you ever tell anybody?" and he just looked at me and said, "who is ever going to believe me? in this town, who is ever going to believe me?" >> reporter: for years, jolene burge tried to expose what dennis hastert allegedly did. and she said, even if there is
no trial, the world now knows what kind of a man dennis hastert is. >> he'll plead out and try to make this go away as quickly as he can. and he can do that, but the truth is out. >> reporter: authorities say what tripped up hastert was the recent effort to pay off his victim. he's charged with violating bank laws for the way he handled his huge cash withdrawals, and then lying to the fbi about them. he's expected to plead guilty to one of those two counts, either one of which usually results in time behind bars. brian ross, abc news. the u.s. is working to get custody of a computer hacking suspect with ties to isis. the man is a citizen of kosovo and he was arrested last month stealing the personal u.s. military and other government personnel. then officials say, he passed the material to isis which then posted it online hoping its supporters in the u.s. would use it to stage attacks.
prison. u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan through most of next year. president obama had promised to bring all the troops home sooner, but that was before the taliban's resurgence. now more than 5,000 will continue to serve. nearly 10,000 troops will remain through next year. >> this modest but meaningful extension of our presence while sticking to our current narrow missions can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. >> republican presidential candidates jeb bush and marco rubio criticized the decision saying the number of troops was far too low. burba accused the -- bush accused the president of undermining military commanders. hillary clinton's top aide about will be interviewed behind closed doors today about the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. huma abedin will be on capitol hill before the committee
clinton will testify next week. new details this morning about what a 2016 joe biden campaign might look like. the vice president has yet to make up his mind, but one of his top aides reached out to his former staffers asking for their help should biden decide to run. the letter says a potential biden campaign would be optimistic and focused on helping the middle class but it gave no indication on when a final decision might come. a major freeway serving southern california could be shut down all day after flash flooding swamped the area with water and mud. a 30-mile section of interstate 5 north of angeles is covered in the muck five feet deep in some spots stranding drivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inches of rain in a very short period of time also flooded many secondary roads trapping residents in their homes. so far no reports of any injuries but emergency crews will be working all night to make sure that nobody is in danger. forestry officials in texas are bringing in a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wildfire
that's burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. the dc-10 is capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of retardant, a much needed tool to help control those out of control flames. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: military helicopters helping take on a blaze that in 24 hours exploded in size. burning at least nine homes to the ground. the governor declaring a state of disaster. >> this has to be an echo of a nightmare that they faced just a few years ago. >> reporter: in 2011, the most destructive blaze in texas history leveled more than 1,600 homes near bastrop and killed two people. it is hot and dry here now, even after record rainfall just this spring. more than 400 homes evacuated. >> there's nothing you can do >> reporter: and you can see these large military helicopters have been dropping water on the smoke and the fire. thousands of gallons, they've made lots of progress, but there's still lots of work to be done.
clayton sandell, abc news. the national oceanic atmospheric administration or noaa has issued a very wet winter forecast. forecasters say el nino is likely to be one of the strongest ever bringing lots of they predict cooler conditions in the south and much milder across the northern united states. >> her row spencer stone who stopped a gunman on a european train has been released from the hospital after his latest brush with death. wounds following a street fight. he released a statement thanking those who cared for him and healing and recovering and looking forward to the next part of his journey. there have been no arrests in the stabbing. odom is still on life support this morning. but sources tell espn that he is making some progress. odom was found unconscious at a nevada brothel on tuesday and he's been on life support ever since. staffers say he spent four days there, at times drinking, doing
viagra. his former nba colleagues are praying for his recovery. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> his estranged wife khloe kardashian along with his previous partner and their children are at his side. >> actor randy quaid and his wife are free this morning after being held for a week in a vermont jail. a judge released the couple and dismissed that charges that they were fugitive from justice in california. they fled to california five years ago when accused of trespassing and vandalizing a santa barbara home they once owned. if they leave their bond, another state could extradite them to california. a terrifying ordeal for a florida man recovering after coming face to face with an eight-foot alligator. doug brown was fixing a backyard pump near orlando when the huge gator jumped from a canal and chomped down on his arm. brown managed to yank his arm away and the alligator fell back into the water.
his injuries, thankfully, are not serious but he's, of course, still rattled saying that it felt like a horror movie. and a group of migrants hoping to get a free ride from france to england got quite a surprise when they opened the back of a truck only to find there was a caged polar bear inside. that made some of them think twice but three of them climbed in anyway. police were called and the truck was pulled over so officers could get the would be stowaways out from behind the bear's cage. >> but the bear made it to the >> crazy. >> oh, boy. >> well, attention, fans of lucky charms. if you've ever wanted a box of your favorite cereal with just the marshmallows, you are in luck. >> the time has come. the maker of lucky charms general mills is giving away ten special boxes of lucky charms marshmallows. >> lucky charms. have you ever ever poured a bowl
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>> we can only hope. >> coming up, parents' foul play. their bad behavior is leading to their kids' football season getting canceled and not just one team but the entire league. it is the latest in a string of events. >> and prince william opening up about losing his mother hoping to help other children heal. first a look at today's forecast. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex fast max. so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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he was stalling traffic. he insists he did nothing wrong. >> i want a jury of my peers to say what you're doing is wrong and obviously a jury of my peers isn't going to feel that way. >> they did more than that. the jury of his peers helped create a facebook page. it's been created to show support. his preliminary hearing is set for next month. oh, come on. >> what is the world coming to when you can't dance? >> look at that, he's got good moves, too. and he dressed nicely. >> i think they're just hating. they don't have those moves. when parents misbelieve at youth sports events, it's often the kids who are punished and they're not able to play their games. >> in one pennsylvania town, it went beyond screaming and brawling. >> reporter: this youth football field deserted, the season canceled. >> this year, it got kind of bad with the parents fighting and yelling from the stands. fist-fighting. >> reporter: we've seen parents
even fighting. this one caught on exclusive video from our san diego station kgtv just weeks ago. and that's what happened in mt. pleasant, but then, officials say, things took a darker turn. officials first rescheduling a game because of anonymous threats, and now, this week, bullet casings found at the field gates, with the names of officials and coaches written on them. >> i have no idea where it's coming from, but it's got to stop. the kids have more sense than the adults here. >> reporter: as for the kids, they don't have playoffs this year, but they do have a lesson for their parents. >> this is not the way to handle situations. usually, the way to handle stuff like this is just stay calm. >> reporter: it's still a mystery who left the bullet casings on the field, but we have learned that parents are being interviewed about this incident. of course, the biggest victims in all of this are those kids who won't get to play in their super bowl this year. matt gutman, abc news. new york. >> whoever put those casings in the parking area, they could be
skinny, so skinny >> okay. "skinny" time. we start with uncle jesse himself. "full house" actor john stamos has a court today. >> have mercy. >> he has been charged with driving under the influence drugs for an incident in june. he was spotted driving erratically in beverly hills. no word on what the drug was or why it took three months to charge him. >> now starring in "grandfathered," the 52-year-old actor spent the summer in a residential.rehab program. >> he told followers the rehab followed a rough year during which his mother died and he wasn't working enough. if convicted, he faces up to six months in the county jail. >> britain's prince william is opening up about his mother. at a charity dinner, he noted that it has been 18 years since princess diana died. grief, william says, is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure. he was speaking on behalf of the
uk which diana helped found. >> but talk about extremes. earlier in the day, he talked about something much more up beat. his two preschoolers the prince told the head master of the school his two children have very different temperaments. george is very lively while 5-month-old charlotte is very lady-like. >> those are very cute kids. >> i cannot imagine how emotional he was today talking about princess diana. how even 1 years later, you sort of never get over the loss of a parent as a parent would never get over the loss i've child. so to see how the scars are still there and how difficult it still is. >> most of us remember how shocking it was for the entire world at that time. 18 years though, that's quite a bit ago. i can't believe it's already been 18 years. chris hemsworth has only been on instagram for a few days but he's already got it figured out. he's posting up a storm. >> yesterday in his second snap he had a photo of him running on
his 19-month-old twin boys. the avengers age of ultran star captioned it, the family who trains together stays together. >> his first snap was this. it was a picture of him in front of a giant snake. do you see it there? it was in his backyard. >> wow. is that real? >> that's worth an instagram post. this one he said showed him he was hanging with the locals in the real jurassic park. he's got a number of films coming up including a thor sequel and ghostbusters. >> didn't know he was going to be in that film. can't wait for that. >> and the beloved romcom film getting a sequel on abc. the half hour show will pick up where "my best friend's wedding" left off. i loved that movie. >> yeah, it came out in 1997, started julia roberts as a love shy food critic by the name of julie and potter. it will follow her as she nab gates life in new york city and the original screen writer is helping write the tv pilot. so far there is no word on the
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to help keep your family healthy, lysol that. it's been quite a week with democratic politics, unrest in the middle east and sports making news headlines. >> few of these stories are wrapped up. we will be watching developments for quite awhile. let's take a look back with ""friday rewind."" >> i would not ask anyone to vote for me based on my last name. i'd ask them to listen to what i'm proposing, look at what i accomplished. >> time and time again, i have never changed. you're looking at a block of granite when it comes to the issues. >> our greatest long-term strategic challenges are our relations with china. our greatest day to date threat is cyber warfare against this country. >> it's time to stand up and pass comprehensive gun safety legislation as a nation. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.
>> thank you, me too, me too. >> enough of the e-mails. let's talk about the real issues facing america. >> i call him a socialist/communist. okay? because that's what he is. >> i thought they all did well. >> you can see here these young those israeli soldiers down the road. the fear now is that these scenes are not part of the regular cycle of violence but rather with the growing number of attacks and clashes, that this will now turn into something much bigger. >> flight mh-17 crashed as a warhead outside the airplane. >> i need to you hurry, please. because he's got blood coming out of his nose. white stuff coming out off his mouth. i can't get him to wake up. >> lamar odom is one of the greatest people i've ever known. i'm obviously hoping that he can pull through this. >> utley going in hard at second. tejada is down. >> the tackle, it was illegal.
it was sickening. >> i think you're taught from a young age to try to break up double plays. i think that's part of baseball. >> i wish she was here. i've cried 30 times already. i cry like a frigging baby. >> you see it on tv but you got to be there to really enjoy it. >> oh, love that lady. >> cannot get enough of her. again, the mets will take on the chicago cubs. the national league championship series. we cannot forget about the other side, the american league, the kansas city royals. kansas city needs love taking on the toronto blue jays. baseball is fun again. backflips are cool. like it all. >> you're into this. >> we all are. it's awesome, can't wait. >> don't miss our updates on face wnnfans.com. >> and more from the mets lady. this is abc's "world news
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