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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, hurricane matthew tearing through the caribbean with life-threatening rain, wind and storm surge. thousands of people bracing for the most powerful storm in almost a decade. we're tracking the latest path. donald trump is trying to capitalize on the story that he may not have paid federal taxes for years as hillary clinton tears into trump's business skills. and the vice presidential candidates are set to face off in their first debate. we're live with the details. and new this morning, a major police bust involving an organized crime ring. an alleged shoplifting gang of thieves hitting several american cities over the years. and a truck used in a smash and grab plows through a storefront, and the thief gets
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and we do say good morning on this tuesday, and we're going to start with that deadly weather situation in the caribbean. >> a catastrophic strike from hurricane matthew is imminent for haiti and parts of jamaica. you can see the massive storm on the radar swirling in the sea, packing winds of more than 140 miles per hour. overnight in jamaica the outer bands of matthew hit kingston sending a wave cras gas stations are closed as police rescue people and try to take them to higher ground. and we have this video from haiti in the meantime, taken right before sunset. the sea is already rising even with the storm well offshore. three people have already died in the caribbean because of the storm. and people in cuba are also preparing for the worst by boarding up buildings and filling sandbags. the storm is then expected to head toward florida's east coast. accuweather's paul williams is tracking the storm for us. paul, what can you tell us?
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matthew still targeting the same areas throughout haiti going to the dominican republic and eastern portions of cuba. massive power outage, problems with storm surges bringing in up to even 11 to 12 feet of water in some areas. now, as far as the movement is concerned still expected to track over eastern cuba. then losing some of its strength thanks to the mountain region then strengthening back to a category 3 as it moves parallel to florida targeting north carolina. kendis, diane. >> all right, our thanks to paul and we should note that abc plans live coverage from both jamaica and haiti later on on "gma." but first to the political spotlight turning to the lesser known bottom of the ticket in the race for the white house. >> the vice presidential nominees are set to square off in their only debate tonight. abc's maggie rulli has an preview from farmville. maggie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. as you mentioned, it doesn't have quite the reality show
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presidential debate, but what we will see are two seasoned, highly polished politicians that are going to take the debate stage starting with hillary clinton's running mate democratic virginia senator and former governor tim kaine. he's a formerly harvard trained trial lawyer, so he's going to be ready when he lands on that debate stage. he's been in intense debate prep but says he's going to rely on being well liked by many in virginia. he's going to play to that strength and wants to go out there and, quote, be himself. turning now to donald trump's indiana governor and former 12-year congressman mike pence. he was a former radio talk show host, so, again, he's going to go out there on that stage and be ready to debate. he's been preparing for this debate in overdrive trying to make up for what many saw as an unprepared trump at last week's presidential debate. now, we should also be able to see both vice presidential candidates go out there trying to answer to their presidential controversies that have been happening to their parties. we'll hear kaine most likely
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pence will have to address trump's taxes. now, it's interesting here that we've seen both candidates be what mild-mannered but heard rumors from inside trump's team that he will be fiery and feisty when pence gets out there on stage tonight. now, kendis and diane, it should also be noted that when it comes to a vice presidential debate, it might not have the big-time appeal as the president's but it turns out that according to abc news, about 40% of americans don't even know the names of this year's vp candidates so they're going to have a lot to prove tonight. >> we'll find out if that motivates people to find out more or not. all right. that's maggie rulli at longwood university for us. maggie, thanks. >> people looking for answers like who are they? you can see the vice presidential debate with tim kaine and mike pence tonight at 9:00 eastern right here on abc. on sunday it's showdown number two for the presidential nominees. that debate will take place in st. louis co-moderated by our own martha raddatz. join us for full team coverage right here on abc. and for now donald trump and
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barbs over his taxes. >> yes, so clinton is blasting trump over those leaked tax returns that show he may not have paid federal taxes for nearly two decades, but trump is touting his use of the tax laws as proof of his brilliance. here's abc's lana zak. >> reporter: hillary clinton is hoping that an endorsement by lebron james will help her with ohio voters. >> i am truly honor eed to have his support. >> reporter: campaigning in the buckeye state, clinton hit her rival donald trump on his bankruptcies that she says hurts small businesses. >> i can't imagine having a president who believes that that's the way you're supposed to treat people. but you're going to help me make sure he never gets near the white house. >> reporter: she also hammered trump on "the new york times" report that the republican nominee may have avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades because of big business losses in the '90s. >> here's my question, what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?
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colorado, trump fired back bragging about how he used the tax laws. >> i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit and to the benefit of my companies, my investors and my employees. i mean, honestly i have brilliantly -- i have brilliantly used those laws. >> reporter: trump didn't confirm that he didn't pay taxes, but previously he had scolded those that didn't. here's trump on "hannity" in 2011. >> that's the amazing thing is that half the country is paying nothing, zero, and even if you don't make a lot, you should have to pay something, just something to be a part of the game. >> reporter: and we'll be watching to see if any of these controversies as well as some growing questions about his business dealings with an iranian bank make it into the vice presidential debate tonight. i'll see you guys there. kendis, diane. >> all right. sounds good, lana, thanks. and the u.s. has broken off talks with russia over a cease-fire in syria. the state department says given
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400 civilians have been killed in the city since the cease-fire collapsed two weeks ago. just yesterday bunker busting bombs destroyed one of the main hospitals leaving seven people dead. back in this country, an out-of-control grass fire in eastern colorado has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. the fire in pueblo county grew very quickly to more than 3,000 acres because of strong winds and dry conditions. authorities say the fire actually split in two and is president obama has wrapped an all day tech and music festival in his own backyard inspired by south by southwest that's held every march in austin, the south by south lawn festival brought out celebrities like leonardo dicaprio who talked about climate change with the president. >> yeah, the president said more work is still needed to combat climate change, and dicaprio urged voters not to elect politicians who deny its existence. other celebrities in attendance
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lumineers and the cast of "stranger things." >> it wasn't always serious. the president appeared to enjoy the event even posing in this fun shot with a lego man, one of several lego sculptures on the south lawn. >> that's pretty good work there. >> i thought it was someone in costume when i first saw that. >> i thought so too. well, still ahead, ford is bringing back a classic suv. and new this morning, a massive shoplifting ring busted. investigators explain how they hit several major american cities. plus, a tv photographer going to the rescue here smashing a car window to help a driver in a burning car. how all of this played out next.
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police in north carolina are facing backlash over an arrest captured on video. dejuan yourse is sitting on his mother's front porch and two officers are then responding to a call about someone breaking into the home. now, yourse tries to explain that he's locked out, but the situation escalated quickly. he was charged with resisting arrest and assault on a government official. those charges were dropped and both officers have resigned. they will not, though, face charges. protesters marched in los angeles following two deadly weekend police shootings. demonstrators want surveillance video released in the first case. that's carnell snell jr.'s killing. he's 18 years old and allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a chase. there's also a man described as hispanic who was shot after aiming what investigators say was a fake gun at officers. and 16 alleged members of a nationwide shoplifting ring are under arrest in san francisco. the suspects are accused of targeting high-end stores like
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they work in large groups, grab as much merchandise as they can and then run right out the door. police say the ring travels across the country to shoplift making up with up to $2 million in stolen goods. illinois is now the second state to take billions of dollars in business away from wells fargo. the state treasurer suspended $30 billion in investment activity from the bank over its phony account scandal. california made a similar move last week. so ford is bringing back a classic. union rep confirmed the bronco is making a return in 2018. ford's stock production of the bronco 20 years ago, can you believe that? no word from ford on the design but with the cameras, usb ports and navigation systems now in ford suvs, you can expect a more high-tech version of the bronco compared to the ones we're familiar with from the '80s and '90s. when we come back,
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here's a radar look at hurricane matthew at this hour. the powerful storm is battering now. and just above it you can see there the eastern end of cuba in the storm's path. >> and this is matthew from way above the earth. these images come from the international space station. you can see the eye of the storm and the thick clouds blanketing the entire central caribbean. and now for a look at morning road conditions, severe weather is a risk in the plains. gusty winds and rain from seattle to portland and all the way to southern oregon.
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city and los angeles. kim kardashian is back in new york city after being robbed in paris. >> armed thieves dressed as police officers tied her up and made off with nearly $5 million in jewelry. a police spokeswoman suggested the reality tv star might be at least partially responsible for the theft by showing the jewels on social media and by a lack of security inside the hotel. her husband kanye west has canceled this week's concerts in detroit and philadelphia to be with his wife. opening statements from the defense set for today in the trial of a father ineo accused of deliberately leaving his toddler to die in a hot suv. prosecutors say justin harris was leading a double life and saw his wife and child as obstacles to his sexual desires. abc's steve osunsami with more. >> reporter: the opening statements, prosecutors in the murder trial of justin ross harris question how he could forget to drop his 22-month-old off at day care, especially after the two had breakfast at this chick-fil-a restaurant down the street just minutes away
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office where the boy died in a hot suv. cooper harris was trapped in a rear-facing car seat for more than seven hours. this surveillance video shows his father checking on the car in the middle of the day. police say while his son was dying outside, the married father was sexting with other women. >> and the defendant's own words show he's guilty. i love my son and all but we both need escapes. >> reporter: harris is charged with murder and second degree child cruelty. he's pleading not guilty saying this was an accident. his ex-wife agrees he's atlanta. a brazen theft caught on camera in new mexico is now under review. people in this pickup truck apparently really wanted the atm in this convenience store. they slammed the truck through the front of the place not once, not twice, three times before they finally got inside.
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happened at 1:00 a.m. on a busy street but apparently no witnesses. they have found the atm but not the truck. in california, a tv news photographer being hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman in a car after a wreck. william hayes captured the moment he used a crowbar to smash the car windows as the flames under the hood started to grow. police arrived and hayes used his flashlight to get their attention. the injured woman is removed from the car. hayes says he wanted to film the incident to showcase the first responders, but in the meantime, he actually caught his heroics actions there on tape. time now for sports including monday night football. >> good morning, everyone. hope you're enjoying the international news. right now a little break to lighten things up with some sports. starting with monday night football, let's get right to it. that's randy moss. he starred for the vikings for years. should have won in '98. but this story here is about odell beckham jr. losing it a bought. got flagged for unsportsmanlike. giants down, 14-3. eli manning didn't throw that very well.
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it's taken by xavier rhodes. rhodes got the best of beckham and manning in this one. beckham had just three catches for 23 yards. fourth quarter, vikings are up 17-10. jerick mckinnon, ah, that's too easy, vikings are unbeaten and they win this one, 24-10. nba is coming soon. they're going to practice up for it. got the bulls and the bucks. dwyane wade, preseason debut at wade comes up with a rip. fancy pass, gibson misses it, but jimmy butler doesn't it, and that's two. later in the quarter, wade, trails on the play. launches a three. it's good. just under two minutes to go in the first. wade wants some more, and he got it. six points for him. the bucks win it, 93-91. american league wild card baseball, baltimore/toronto, that's tuesday. "sportscenter" rolls on.
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the third lowest score of the night just ahead of marilu henner and babyface, who only earned 18 points. >> yeah, that's not good. >> no. >> it's not good, but the night also brought the first perfect score of the season as olympic gymnast laurie hernandez and partner val channeled their inner michael jackson leaving the judges speechless. they got, again, a perfect score, a 30. no one was booted off last night but tonight it's a double elimination. >> oh, look out, babyface. ? and muggles, kendis, rejoice. the harry potter movie series is coming to imax next week. >> and who isn't excited about this? warner brothers is re-releasing all eight films, the first two will appear in 2di max for the first time appearing in london and los angeles. and they will be in theaters for
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checking our top stories, the vice presidential nominees will get their turn on the debate stage tonight. mike pence and tim kaine are expected to defend the top half of their tickets when they square off at longwood university in virginia. thousands of people sought refuge in shelters in haiti overnight as hurricane matthew batters the country with winds of more than 140 miles per hour. more than three fe its next target is eastern cuba. the powerful storm will be just off the coast of south florida by thursday night. >> and that said, matthew's approach has florida under a state of emergency, the entire state. the same is true for 66 of north carolina's 100 counties. you see the rest of the weather there nationwide. and cuba is under a hurricane alert this morning as matthew moves through the
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landfall on the eastern end of the island. >> for many one choice for remaining safe is heading west. hatzel vela from our miami station reports from cuba. >> reporter: nightfall in santiago de cuba, the second largest city on the island is waiting. last-minute preps at this rental car place, but nearby cubans relax and just wait, very aware of what this could be and fearful it could be worse than sandy. [ speaking a foreign language ] this man reminds us sandy was lethal. >> reporter: and this italian tourist here on vacation says all he can do is wait. he's fine but concerned over the less fortunate cubans who live in not so sturdy structures. >> for me i think that it is no problem. for cuba and all, there is much problem for why the house is not moved. >> reporter: we're in the neighborhood called alameda,
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it is a neighborhood that was devastated by sandy. folks living here have already placed sandbags on the roofs, a way to keep them from blowing away. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: it took him an hour to take down his roof but worth it because in the end he doesn't want to have to buy a whole brand-new roof. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: not easy, he says, having to buy another one, so for now his current roof is on the floor tied up, held down so matthew doesn't take at this particular hotel we were told that if things get really too crazy, that we are all expected to be in one place together. just one of the warnings that we're getting at this particular hotel, but i can tell you that a lot of folks are waiting and watching to see what happens at least in the next 12 to 24 hours. reporting from santiago de cuba, hatzel vela, local 10 news. >> okay, our thanks to hatzel. that's what's making news this
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morning america" and have a >> a lot of unanswered questions after a county official walks out of a meeting. why he left early and when we'll get answers to those questions about the county's budget plan. >> and bracing for a massive storm. category four hurricane matthew is heading toward jamaica, haiti and the u.s. where and when that storm is set to make landfall. >> and that powerful storm system is affecting our weather here at home. a live lookoid this morning. meteorologist sally severson is tracking a front that's heading our way. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 on this tuesday, october 4th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. good morning, sal. >> early this morning we are


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