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of brian wilson, the brilliant lead singer of the beach boys, who was plagued by severe psychiatric problems. in it, banks plays wilson's wife and savior melinda ledbetter. >> why did you read the script and say, i've got to play this woman this. >> i was seduced. i loved this character, i loved this woman. she's not defined by her relationship to brian but by her own conviction and love. she has her absolute own experience. >> that's absolutely beautiful. >> great. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm katie couric. >> for more of katie couric's interview with luz beth banks you can head over to yahoo!.com. as another renaissance woman the late british writer and aviator beryl markham once said, "success breeds confidence." thank you for watching abc news. tune into "good morning america" tomorrow. as always we're online 24/7 on
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a slip-up on the second avenue subway leaves nearby homes and businesses high and dry. >> yet another drone sighting near jfk. good evening at 11:00. i'm bill ritter. >> and i'm sade baderinwa. the pilots of a boeing 777 spotting the drone as he came in for a landing. eyewitness news reporter josh einiger at the airport with the developing story. >> even if you have a permit to fly, the federal government prohibits you from flying it over 400 feet off the ground. in this case the altitude was 2,000 feet and smack in the middle of one of the busiest flight paths. >> reporter: the boeing jet came way too close to someone's flying toy. if you listen to the fast talking jargon of air traffic control, you'll hear the crew of british airways 177 from london operating with the handle speed bird telling them about a strange sighting over floral
park, long island. >> about 300 feet above us i'm pretty sure it was a drone. >> okay, thank you. >> a very strange looking balloon. >> reporter: the faa says this was no balloon, hovering between 1800 and 2200 feet above the ground. the unmanned drone was flying above approaching jet liners. >> 177, do you have any other description other than what it could possibly be, like a color, direction of flight or anything else? >> it was going roughly toward the west and it was about i would say -- difficult to tell the size of the thing but about 300 feet above us and was black and looked like one of those things with the four propellers on each corner. >> reporter: in the past year the faa says pilots have reported more than three dozen drone sightings in the air space just near jfk. last weekend american eagle crew reported seeing an unmanned aircraft while on approach to laguardia.
helicopter to investigate as an eye out. >> no other pilots reported having made that same sighting. ba177 landed without dein. -- without incident. the nassau county police taken over the investigation. if they find the person responsible for the drone he or she could face a fine of thousands of dollars. a fuel leak the suspected cause tonight. the dynamic airways plight was preparing to take off from fort lauderdale when an engine caught fire. the pilot in another lane alerted them of the fire. passengers were forced to jump down emergency chutes to escape the flames. >> i heard a loud bang, turned around, saw the lights, saw flames, ran to the front of the
he opened the door, let the chute out, the chute opened to the sides where the flames were. >> one person suffered serious burns. investigators are now trying to pinpoint where the leak originated. we have new video tonight of a geyser erupting in manhattan after a water main broke at the second avenue construction site. this is at 84th street and second avenue. several buildings along a two-block stretch were without hours for several hours. >> was very concerned about the business because we have to stop serving during 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. so i had to call my reservations to cancel and tell them to show up until 7 p.m. >> the cause, the mta says a fitting on a replacement water main had failed. on this night three years ago superstorm sandy slammed in to the tri-state. tonight a candlelight vigil to celebrate the resilience of a hard hit
people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the storm gathered in canarsie. everyone was affected by the storm in some way. >> when hurricane sandy occurred all of us was affected, whether it was losing our home or even in some areas, someone was affected, or a next door neighbor was affected. >> at 8:00 this evening a moment of silence was held in honor of the 61 people who lost their lives in new york from the storm. trouble tonight for new york mayor de blasio. it's happening at an event he thought would be a joyous kick-off for his re-election campaign. lots of demonstrators outside the event. a new poll out that says a lot of new yorkers don't want him re-elected. jim dolan at the event. >> the election is such a long way off, two years off, but the mayor did get things started and a lot of folks were excited to be there.
$5,000 to have dinner with the mayor tonight but there were others outside the hall who were less excited about the prospect of a second turn. >> reporter: some of those greeting the mayor's re-election kick-off were uninvited. this cell phone video was sent out by protesters, a handful of people with various grievances who tried to make their way inside the fundraiser. >> we're here to make sure the community knows they're upset and angry. we want to emasc him for all of new york city to say. >> reporter: the mayor didn't say much after the fundraiser. a poll out today said he may have an uphill climb. the quinnipiac university poll show 45% of the voters approve of the job and 46% disapprove. the poll shows 32% thinks he deserves re-election but 48% do
not. the rest are undecided and election. protesters were undecided. >> the mayor has betrayed his base. he's betrayed so many of the people who voted for him. we want to talk to him about the policies he's been pushing on our communities. no different than what michael bloomberg or rudy giuliani pushed. >> the mayor said he was aware of the protesters but he left without discussing their concerns. jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. an update now to a story jim dolan actually brought you last night. the nypd releasing surveillance images of two suspects wanted for an apparently random shooting in harlem. both suspects are sitting on one dirt bike. police say they and another man on a different dirt bike approached the victim in front of his building on west 118th street tuesday afternoon. one
shot was fired. as we told you last night, the bullet grazed 49-year-old ralph benjamin's heads. a cop making a stunning and x-rated claim. the attorney for linden police officer pedro abad telling a judge today a stripper may have slipped a drug in his drink to money. after leaving a club last month, police say abad drove the wrong way on the freeway and hit a tractor-trailer. two people were killed. prosecutors say they've busted a lucrative oxycodone ring run by the owners of two small neighborhood pharmacies. pharmacist lillian and her husband distributed more than half a million pills of the highly addictive pain killer often using fake prescriptions. they own chapen chemist in green point and ridgewood. millions made were used to buy a house in
greenwich and to lease a porsche and a land rover. we're learning more about the runaway military blimp. the military slowly dismantling that blimp tonight, wanted to remove the wreckage as soon as possible after the blimp crashed in two pieces yesterday, cops fired shots at its nose to drain the heel the -- and the mets tonight, they're looking for a comeback. they're back on home turf resting up for tomorrow's big game. they trail the kansas city royals two wins to zero. next five games. it can be done. sports anchor rob powers is here. >> it can be done. the two games in kansas city did not turn out the way the mets or their fans wanted but everybody's got to live with it because game 3 comes tomorrow down 0-2 after tough losses. back at home to get back in the series. a
citifield but most of the work that got in was inside. there wasn't even a lot of that. rest and getting ready to turn this thing around starting tomorrow. the series gets a different look in game 3. the mets say hey, why not make it a different ending as well? >> obviously we didn't plan this to happen, be down 0-2, but coming back home is a big thing for us. >> we're down but we're not out and we fought back so many times this year, this is just another challenge that we have to meet and so far we've met them all. >> more in sports including why the skipper decided to let the fellas rest today and more preparations for citifield's first ever world series game. >> stay with eyewitness news for the latest on the mets' quest for world series glory. you can also follow updates on our facebook and twitter pages. unseasonably warm day today. tomorrow back to reality. meteorologist lee goldberg in the weather center. >> anything feels chilly compared to today. how about
record highs tied in islip and bridgeport. warm winds gusting up to 46 miles per hour in newburg. 60 now. might not get back to that tomorrow. we'll tell you about the chill in the weekend accuweather forecast. that's coming up in accuweather. >> a gun battle breaks out at a bar. the frantic run for cover. >> plus a scare at a local police precinct, sort of. we'll
take a look at this. a truly remark able transformation for a woman who nearly died of anorexia. on the left, just 40 eating disorder. look at her today, she gained weight and worldwide support after posting a plea for help on youtube. incredible. also new tonight, a major recall of injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because the pens might not deliver the right amount of
drugs to stop the reaction. the recall includes all auvi-q injectors made by sanofi. fortunately no one has died. cops turning their space in to a haunted house. this happening at the 78 precinct. here's aj ross. >> reporter: it's a chilling maze of heart stopping surprises lurking around every corner. buried here beneath the 78th precinct in brooklyn where some of new york's finest are now joining neighborhood kids to join in a little halloween fun. >> it's really nice, you scare the kids and two seconds after that they're smiling. most people meet the police on negative events so we're trying to bring kids in and adults to event.
>> reporter: shedding their uniforms for ghoulish costumes, they say the relationships being built are priceless. >> you get scared, you run in to each other, it's a lot of fun for the kids. >> reporter: while i ain't afraid of no ghosts, the same can't be said for a lot of kids and families who were pleasant ly surprised by this elaborate setup. >> jason, the lady moving the chair, chuckie. things coming out the wall. things coming up behind. >> they open the door for us people in the neighborhood around crown heights or flatbush. i just say thank you to them. >> reporter: if you and your family haven't had a chance to visit just yet, don't you worry,
open friday. aj ross, channel 7 eyewitness news. earlier tonight i had the opportunity to be an mc for an organization who works hard to help at risk youth. champions for children awards gala in battery park. the brooklyn-based organization works to promote safety and achievement in schools, communities and jails. the money raised tonight will help to continue its vital work. >> good organization. >> they are fantastic. so lee says back to reality. >> which is not so bad in october. just after 73. 60 is going to feel a little chilly tomorrow. outside tonight it's been beautiful. we've had a bit of a breeze out there. it's been gusty earlier in the day. we have pictures from four years ago. >> oh, that was four years ago? >> yeah remember leading up to the halloween there. snowtober. 2.9 inches in central park. lots of power outages.
west milford, new jersey. flip-flops were not cutting it that day. back to our current conditions where we have mainly clear skies. empire state building in blue and white for the 50th anniversary of the 60 degrees the air is dry. west r lae westerly -- westerly wind at 17. the high today was 73. there are your sunrise and sunset times, wall to wall sun. today's warm wind turning in to a brisk breeze. cool and dry for halloween. sunday. 46, mont sel monticello. most of suburbs will be in the 40s. even new 55 24-hour temperature change running anywhere from 8 to 17 degrees behind yesterday's pace. the gusty winds earlier, only a few scattered wind gusts over 20. 46-mile-per-hour gusts we saw
earlier. sunshine tomorrow, a noticeable breeze. because the humidity is so low, it will feel cool. have your sunglasses. lots of sun shine and the overcoat as temperatures will struggle to 60. game 3 at citifield, beautiful. northwest winds 6 to 12. dropping in to the 40s by the end of the game. clearing skies right now. a couple cold fronts go through. one more passes through tomorrow. snow showers on there. it's carrying pretty chilly air over the eastern great lakes and you can see how we're in the 60s now but 50s and 40s are knocking on the door here. tomorrow morning definitely a chill in the air. 48 in the city. 46, islip. and 45 in belmar. a lot of sunshine tomorrow. it takes us to near 60 degrees in the afternoon. on saturday you'll have high clouds filtering the sun in the afternoon. 56 to 58. maybe a little layer under the costumes. otherwise nice and drive for trick or treat. 51, light wind. then the weekend kind of a squeeze play here. we
have two weather systems. one going to our north. one definitely safely to our south. we're trying to get in the middle. i think we'll be on the southern edge of this northern system meaning we could have a 20% of a shower and the best chance of that would be north and west of new york city. if it were to reach new york city it would probably be in the late morning. minimal impact on the marathon. cool and clear. 50 degrees. 40s in the suburbs. 60 tomorrow, pretty day just not tomorrow night, 41. clear and chill y with a calmer light wind. up here's your 7-day accuweather forecast. 56, halloween. don't forget to turn the clocks back sunday. 52 at the start of the marathon. sunset on sunset is 4:52 in the afternoon. hopefully storms say south. that would be near 70 next week. first week of november looks nice and tame and mild. bill evans will have an update in the morning. up next, the key to calming
>> plus, shocking new video. ducking for cover when a gun battle breaks out at a bar. >> first let's check in with jimmy kimmel to see who's on the show tonight. >> a special halloween episode, our 10th annual half and half halloween costume pageant. harrison ford and i might dress up. mom this is hugely important. is there anywhere in your house i can get a good signal? anyway, you were saying. it's a tragic love story. i love tragedy. what is that noise? what? i'm on set. what movie? i'm shooting a movie about laundry. leave slow internet behind. a movie about laundry? yeah the 100% fiber optics network gives you the fastest wi-fi available when you need it the most.
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the age old tradition of singing nursery rhymes to calm a crying baby. researchers at the university of montreal found babies stay calm twice as long when they listen to a song as they do listening to speaking. previous studies found singing can calm and relieve pain by releasing dopamine in the brain. sometimes my kids say i sound like a dope but i sang anyway. rob is back with sports. >> as lee said at 6:00, just take the green light off the baby. that would help as well. [ laughter ] we've got more with the mets, game 3 tomorrow night. straight ahead on eyewitness news, everybody gets ready. see what happened on the road in kansas city but they also know the road won't be easy on the royals starting tomorrow. the garden's got basketball starting tonight, the knicks play their home opener. the new look knicks ready to roll. >> channel 7 is your home for the tcs new york city marathon. >> we're taking you mile by
mile introducing you to some of the new yorkers you'll find on the course. now mile 8. >> mile 8 runs by the brooklyn academy of music. in 1940 president roosevelt gave a speech that had nearly 6,000 people listening in the streets. >> do new yorkers know history or what? tcs new york city marathon sunday, november 1st.
so i wanted to hear the math of all this. the mets fans are still excited about this. >> why not? a world series game in your home ballpark starting tomorrow night. >> i'm a believer now. >> they lost two straight in kansas city. when it rains, it pours and nobody is better when it rains than noah. who else would you want on the hill tomorrow than noah syndergaard? the mets need to win. they get the series at their place. the mets hope they have the royals right where they want them. syndergaard threw a little bit at citifield tonight. mostly everybody else rested. >> i went to bed at 5 a.m. this morning. we've played 23 innings of baseball in 24 hours. look, they play hard. so to have them out here today just to
run around for 10 minutes doesn't make a lot of sense. we've played a lot of baseball in the last three or four days. >> more with the mets all day tomorrow. but for now, basketball, and the home opener for the knicks after they won a road game last night. they beat the bucks by 25. hawks are a different story. made it to the conference finals last season. carmelo anthony right to the rack for the basket and the foul. langston galloway came off the bench with a couple 3-pointers. first round draft pick porzingis. anthony scored 25. the knicks didn't have the horses to get to the end. jeff teague led the hawks with 23. horford scored 21. knicks lose the home opener. >> i don't know if it was necessarily a problem with us. atlanta is a good team. good teams are able to play better longer. we saw the difference between the level that they are right now and where we are right now. and we'll have to learn from it. >> it's a process.
football this weekend, giants at new orleans. jason pierre paul won't play in that game but he might travel to that game. lost a finger in a fireworks accident. suffered other injuries as well. he's back in the fold now. showed up in shape. signed a contract. he did run plays with the scout team in practice. now pierre-paul tries to get in football shape. the jets in oakland sunday. nick mangold said he intends to play even though he missed practice today with a sore neck. he was injured last sunday. said it was a scary time. only missed three games in 10 years because of injury. and right now he says he feels, quote, peachy. good hockey game in brooklyn tonight. islanders won six of their last seven against the hurricanes. you won't see many goals prettier than this. fourth of the year. one more look here. but the game goes to overtime and carolina finishes. the isles lose at home 3-2 in o.t.