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mitt romney and herman cain fared well under intense attacks. >> after his lackluster performance, texas governor rick perry admitted debates aren't his strong suit. abc's karen travers has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seemed like the republican candidates were going to keep their eye on president obama last night. but as the the debate went on it became clear that the candidates polling in the single digits were going to take their shots at the front-runner. mitt romney's key selling point is simple. >> you want some one who is smart, has experience, understand how financial services sector works and know house to protect american jobs. i do. i have didn't. >> reporter: he made it through the debate on the economy relatively unscathed. but herman cain probably can't say the same. the former pizza ceo catapulted into second place in the race for republican nomination. with that comes the inevitable attacks. last night cain's, 999 economic plan came under fire the his
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proposal calls for a 9% business flat tax. a 9% personal tax. and. >> when you take the 999 plan and turn it upside down. i think the devil is in the details. >> i don't need 999. >> i thought it was the price of a pizza. >> they want to pass what they think they can get passed rather than what we need which is a bold solution. >> reporter: at one point in the race, a few weeks ago, rick perry was the front-runner. he has fallen sharply in the polls. last night he seemed to be itching to spar with romney. he didn't land any significant punches. >> mitt has the had six years to be working on a plan. i have been in this for eight weeks. >> reporter: romney received a big endorsement. mitt romney trying to win over skeptical republicansch his endorsement of the 2008 wall street bailout probably won't help. chris christie's could. rob, tanya. >> thatendor
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endorsement is huge. a watershed moment. look, go pchp, get behind romne. throwing around his weight, literally and f literally. lawmakers on capitol hill are trying to figure which part of the president's job plan could actually pass. now that the senate rejected the plan as a whole. the 50-49 vote came last night well short of the 60 votes needed. president obama says the fight is not over and law makers who blocked the measure owe an explanation to their constituents. job-seekers out in force in fresno, california, hoping for a shot at a new position, a restaurant is looking to fill 250 positions. but more than 1,000 people showed up to apply. despite the crowd, many of the peep who waited for an interview said they were -- optimistic about landing a job. devastating day in the defense for the conrad murray
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trial. the doctor who performed michael jackson's autopsy testified it was unlikely that jackson was able to administer the powerful dose of propofol himself. the jury heard how conrad murray informed jackson's family of his death. he told detech tiftz, jackson's kids, cried, and cried, and cried. police in kansas city no closer to finding the missing 10-month-old girl, despite spending the day searching an abandoned well in the family neighborhood. the girl's aunt is speaking out about the investigation in an exclusive interview with abc news. >> reporter: could baby lisa irwin's mother have played a role in whatever happened to the infant. >> you know it is not true. she is genuine. she loves the child. it its her baby. >> reporter: ashley irwin says no. but in an exclusive interview with abc's "good morning america," she claims, police are preparing to charge the infant's mother. deborah bradley in connect, with her own child's disappearance.
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>> it's what the police do the they don't have any leads. >> reporter: dozens of workers, swarmed the property, five block as way from the infant's home. searching a well underneath a deck. investigators are focusing on a six-hour period. 10:30 p.m., deborah claims she puts baby lisa in her crib. 4:00 a.m. the next day, lisa's father comes home from work and baby lisa is gone. according to him the front door of the family's home was unlocked. a window open. and the family's cell phones gone. the infant's aunt claims kansas city police have been sus pip shus of the story from the beginning. accusing the mother of failing a polygraph test. >> it is absurd. we are not offended by it. so far from reality. we are under pressure to find a child not to pin it on any body or wrap it up or make an arrest. >> reporter: kansas city television stations are receiving grand jury subpoenas.
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>> me leaving the door unlocked one time. him not being home. >> reporter: kansas city police have not named any suspects in baby lisa's disappearance. >> the family is now finally hired their own private gator to look into this. >> they want to help, the investigat investigators, help with the family, police, deal with the media for the family as well. no resolution there yet. uh-uh. >> moving on now to bad news this morning for beef eaters. not the british variety, but the burger variety. a los angeles company is recalling 375,000 pounds of ground beef products that were shipped to california, nevada restaurants. the usda says they could be contaminated with e.coli. beef produced between september 7 and october 6. so far no one reported being sick. this is my favorite story of the day. i don't care what else you are on today you will remember this story for the rest of your morning. this was about a very different kind of food contamination.
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listen to this. three elderly people had to be talken to ape s southern califo emergency room after they ate pot laced brownies at a funeral. >> our understanding is the person passied away, consumed brownies with medical marijuana. some one put out the tray, honor to the person. didn't tell everybody. seniors were hospitalized after complaining of -- of nausea, dizzines dizziness. they also couldn't stand up without help. they're expected to be just okay. >> that was a wild ride. >> why would you not. if you have different brownies at a party, it would help to label them. >> little something. >> spiked, not spiked. >> one at a time. maybe start with that. see how that does you. >> oh, man. >> all right. moving on before we get in too much trouble. a look at your forecast. stormy in the middle of the country. expect hail and gusty winds from tulsa, saint louis. raining detroit, washington,
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d.c. new england, thunderstorms in the southeast. showers from seattle and portland to. >> 65, billings, 73, albuquerque. 95, phoenix. 70s across the midwest, great plains. 62, boston. 64 here in new york. and 83 in new or leans. well, beautiful mementos popping up as lasting reminders of last winter's big blizzard. that shut down much of the east. >> fun times. meet little brandon lawrence jr. of chattanooga, tennessee. born almost nine months to the day, the big storm. brian's parents, hunkered down and did other things as the snow came down. >> they say their older kids played outside. mom and dad kept busy inside. >> uh-huh. >> and have done their part to contribute to the baby boom. you are snowed in what else are you going to do? >> no place to go. >> let it snow. let it snow. let it snow.
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welcome back, everybody. deer hunting season is under way in pennsylvania. that may explain a little bit about this next story. >> yeah, maybe a buck was seeking some shelter when he briefly made himself at home una pennsylvania store. wppi's john rawlings reports the animal made quite a mess. >> reporter: something youou dot often see, a white tailed deer high tailing it out of a cell phone store. the colleagues minding their own business at the counter when the young buck came calling.
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>> i think we both looked up, looked at each other. saw the deer coming at us. >> we were both really startled. look up. see the deer cheering at us. >> reporter: the deer apparently not looking for smartphone technology instead jumps the counter. >> knocks the monitor over. ran in the back room. we were like i guess we should leave. we called 911. >> reporter: the surveillance still catches the confused beast checking out the back room. in the washroom he confronts a porcelain sing. the sink loses. the cell phone video shows one of several police officers who persuaded the deer to leave the way he came, open front door. passed an amazed woman who ducked behind a parked car. >> it went so fast, the antlers on it were so, not that they were big, this way, they were, in diameter, they looked really strong. so, we definitely felt better being between two cars. >> reporter: except the crushed sink the deer did little damage
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turning over a box or two. patel place aid sign saying the store would be closed for the evening. taking a bit of license. calling the unexpected visitor one of santa's reindeer. >> a cute little fellow. >> what would you have done if you were in the store and the cute fellow was running in there. >> probably would have hit the ground under one of the tables there. >> that is a huge animal. could do some serious damage. >> yeah. >> oh, man. see hunting season up there, doesn't end until end of january. >> you going to do something about it? >> legally you couldn't. packing some heat there. >> uh-huh. >> who is accusing beyonce of stealing? >> not me. her trademark dance moves may not be her own steps. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ i'll be your naughty girl >> that's right. the sweet sounds of beyonce there on a witness day morning. these days expecting a child with husband jay-z and fighting accusations she is stealing her dance moves. >> this story is pretty wide and not the first time though her routines have been questioned. as abc's andrea canning reports. >> reporter: the dance-off playing out around the world. mega pop star beyonce versus a little known belgian choreographer who claims the singer stole her signature moves. take a look at beyonce's countdown video. and now watch anna theresa's choreographer. she told a belgian radio station this is plagiarism, this is stealing. what's rude about it that they don't bother hiding it. >> can it get catty in the dance
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world? >> yeah. >> reporter: we showed the video to this renowned choreographer. >> when i watched the 30-second clip of the video. i feel it its a little bit of a cope. when i watch the larger video it feels like is an homage. >> caller: >> reporter: beyonce has been accused before. her billboards performance was similar to this pop star. beyonce said she was inspired by the singer. when was inspiration turn to dance theft? >> the question here is whether too much was taken. but it is entirely possible that rubbing one's hair or pulling a blouse down, was originated by her. >> reporter: one thing is for sure. everyone from little girls to grandma and even football players will continue to be inspired by b eceyonc ecbeyonce. >> when is it getting inspired?
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well cup >> welcome back, everybody. if i do this, eh, eh. >> you have to do better. >> fonzi from happy days. henry winkler's classic character. if you love the bike he rode in the show it will go up for auction. i thought for some reason it was a harley, it's not. 1949 triumph trophy tr 5 will go on sale november 12th. annual classic sale, classic california sale. again next month. interesting thing here, the bike needs a lot of repairs.
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it is broken. rust rusted. hasn't run since the 70s. still expect to get $60,000 to $80,000. and henry winkler himself could not ride the bike. first day crashed into the sound truck. from that day on, a crew pulling him along on the board. he was not a rider. >> didn't he jump 14 garbage cans? cull on he can diet all. >> the fonz. eh, eh. >> you do it. >> eh. moving on to a corny catastrophe out of the "boston globe." a couple in massachusetts got lost in one of the corn mazes with their 3 week old baby. >> look at that thing. >> what they did. started to get dark. they called 911, we're in a corn maze, we can't get out, starting to get dark. the police kept them on the phone the entire while they sent their canine unit out to find them. it's scary.
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>> had to be ep bmbarrassed. lost in a corn maze. >> i would have called the police. >> they looked scared. >> children of the corn, my friend. children of the corn the got to get out of there before it gets dark. >> that is so true. you know more about this than i do. this super high end brand, hermes, hermes. >> scarves. bags. >> you know it all. taking their lining and creating these saris trying to market to india. apparently a huge high-end market there in india, $2.2 million. 27 designs of this thing. valued between $6,100, a pop, on sale in india. >> emerging markets. right? >> really. >> speaking of high end luxury goods. remember carrie bradshaw from "sex and the city" and she would buy $400 pairs of minolos.
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this morning on "world news now" -- republican showdown. the gop candidates running for president debate america's hot button money issues. >> herman cain up in the polls right now find himself in the hot seat. it's wednesday, october 12th. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. the republicans zeroed in on former pizza executive herman cain's tax overhaul plan and at one point poked fun ate. if you were expecting political fireworks between front-runner mitt romney and texas governor
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rick perry you were in for a little disappointment last night. early announcements suggest that really perry did not do much to help himself. romney just starting to see everything fall in line behind him, acting luke he is the man to beat. >> exactly. he is starting to extend some olive branches to republican candidates in a sense making his peace saying look i will be number one, we should all join forces behind me. >> and michele bachmann last night. another big headline this morning. >> assassination plot against the saudi ambassador to the u.s., who may behind it and why new terrorism warnings are going out worldwide. pretty scary stuff. >> a link to the mexican cartel, who sought to carry out the possible assassination would have happened this week. >> unbelievable how powerful the cartels are becoming. >> yes. later this half-hour, the restaurant called -- hey? heart attack grill. known for get this, its 8, 8,000
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calorie burger. the restaurant xiz panneding like your waistline if you eat there. is this a recipe for success? >> whats say posed to give you the heart attack the girls outfits or theburger? first herman cain took most of the heat at last night's debate the a good sign for his candidacy. >> cain's rivals are taking his surge in the polls seriously. karen travers has debate highlights. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. at first it seemed like republican candidates were going to keep their eye on president obama last night. but as the the debate went on it became clear, the candidates polling in the single digits were going to take their shots at the front-runner. >> reporter: the current front-runner made it through
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"the washington post" debate on the economy relatively unscathed. but herman cain probably can't say the same. the former pizza ceo was catapulted into second place in the race for the republican nomination. with that comes the inevitable attacks. cain's 999 economic plan came under fire the his proposal calls for a 9% business flat tax, 9% personal income flat tax and 9% sales tax. >> when you take the 999 plan and you turn it upside down, i think the devil's in the details. >> i don't need 999. >> thought it was the price of a pizza. >> they want to pass what they think they can get passed rather than what we need which is a bold solution. >> reporter: at one point rick perry was the front-runner but he has fallen sharply in the polls. he seemed to be itching to spar with romney but didn't land any significant punches. >> mitt has had six years to be working on a plan. i have been in this eight weeks. >> romney received a big endorsement, perhaps the biggest
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one up for grabs. >> america cannot survive another four years of barackor. mitt romney is the man we need to lead america and need him now. >> reporter: mitt romney trying to win over skeptical republicans. his endorsement of the 2008 wall street bailout probably won't help. chris christie's endorsen't could. rob, tanya? >> christie endorse the is a pretty big deal and suggests look start to get behind the guy he will be the eventual nominee. >> herman cain is not backing down the he will put up a fight. >> 999. that's it. >> indeed. president obama is promising to fight on after his jobs bill was killed by republicans in the senate last ght. the $447 billion package was defeated. vote was 50 to 49. discussions continue behind the scenes to come up with a jobs plan that both parties can support. >> if president obama does win re-election he will have to get a new chief of staff. that's because bill daly will return to chicago after the 2012
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election. daly became white house chief of staff in january after r. he is committed to staying with the president through re-election and predicts mr. obama will win. learning new details about the terror plot aimed at killing the saudi ambassador to the u.s. one man has confessed to his role in the plot. and the fbi is looking for a second man. abc's steven portnoy has the the latest. >> reporter: according to a filing in federal court, the plan to assassinate adel al-juebier. >> the plan was conceived from iran. >> reporter: the iranians juaned to kill the ambassador while dining at a capitol hill restaurant by exploding a bomb. >> when the confidential source noted there could be 100 or 150 people in a fictional restaurant where the requested bombing
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would take place the lead defendant said no problem and no bug deal. >> reporter: officials said 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar an iranian born american citizen met with a man he thought was a leader of a mexican drug cartel but in fact he was a government informant. arbabsiar apparently went to iran where officials claim he wired two payments totaling nearly $100,000 as a downpayment for the $1.5 million he agreed to pay for the murder-for-hire. officials say the plan also included follow-up attacks on the saudi and israeli embassies in washington. >> we will be consulting with our friends and partners around the world about how we can send a very strong message that this kind of action which violates international norms must be ended. the scary part about this too if that attack had been carried out in d.c. in the
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crowded restaurant that really would, some think, provoked military action between us and iran. we would have had to militarily responded. which we don't want a third war, against a muslim country. >> good thing that was averted. nipped in the bud. absolutely. >> in other news now, prosecutors in the underwear bomber trial say the defendant was on a mission for al qaeda and wanted to be a martyr. they say umar farouk abdulmutallab performed a cleansing ritual in the plane's bathroom before trying to detonate those explosives that were hidden in his underwear. and he sat expressionless as a fire ball broke out on his lap. attorney assisting, surprised the court announcing he would save opening statements later in the trial. police spent hours searching an abandoned well for the missing baby in kansas city after a tip was called in. authorities say they found nothing. the well at a condemned home in the neighborhood where lisa irwin's family lives. her parents say she was taken from her crib a week ago and they have hired their own
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private gator to help find her. >> gma did an interview with the aunt yesterday. interesting to listen to hear she thinks the mom in the case will be arrested not because she believes she is guilty police are coming up empty-handed and need some one to pin it on. >> such a sad story. >> shifting gears. more devastating testimony in the conrad murray trial yesterday. this time from the doctor who actually conducted michael jackson's autopsy. >> jurors heard how conrad murray broke the news of jackson's death to his family. diana alvear has the the latest from los angeles. good morning, diana. >> reporter: good morning. most of the medical examiner's testimony was highly scientific and very, very dense. but make no mistake about it. what he said could be disastrous for conrad murray's defense. >> true. the whole truth. >> reporter: detail by detail, a medical examiner for los angeles county disected dr. conrad murray's defense that jackson gave himself the fatal dose of propofol. >> you would have to assume that mr. jackson woke up, he was able
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to somehow administer propofol to himself. and then he -- stops breathing and all of this takes place in, in the two minute period of time. >> reporter: christopher rodgers said the lack of monitoring equipment indicated murray had no way of measuring exactly how much propofol he was administering. earlier the court heard the rest of murray's interview with police. he described his first meeting with katherine jackson, when she arrived at the hospital to see her son michael. >> he is not dead, is he? and the doctor said yes. and she broke down. >> reporter: jackson's children were inconsoleable. paris telling murray. >> i will wake up in the morning. >> reporter: murray said jackson's father never showed up. detectives told the doctor they tried several times to reach him but were unsuccessful. murray's attorney said they ordered hum to turn off his
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phone. a detective also testified the scene was not locked down until four days after jackson died. ones a search warrant was issued. rob, tanya? >> all right, thank you, diana, for the report. i had not heard one thing in this case that would salvage the doctor's reputation. every bit of evidence mounting against him. >> not looking good for dr. conrad murray for sure. tourists at resort town in mexico can put away the sunscreen at least for now. that area is being pounded by rain. hurricane jova roars ashore. and weakened as it hit land still had winds of 100 miles an hour. dozens of shelters have been set up. many vacationers plan to ride it out at their hotel bars. >> as good a place as any, right? >> and hurricane parties, all the time. wasn't the smartest move. it was fun. >> you know what? what else are you going to do. wednesday weather -- rain from washington december tes to new england, detroit to buffalo.
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thunderstorms from the carolinas, and florida. showers from minnesota, kentucky, and gusty winds, hail. st. louis, and tulsa. >> 70s in the mid of the country. 64, new york. 75, atlanta. 88, miami. phoenix, 95. still hot out there. 58 in seattle. >> i love this now the to a thrill that never gets old for a california granny showing again and again she truly is young at heart. >> francis gabe celebrated her 91st birr daytona with what es, a breathtaking bungee jump. there she goes. >> oh, my gosh. >> unbelievable. she said she was nervous of course. but encouraged by the crowd. the crowd was cheering, go, granny, go. >> my goodness, bungee jump is a tradition. francis began ten years ago after surviving colon cancer the and plans to do it next year when she turns 92. >> that is unbelievable. >> she puts me to shame. i would be petrified. >> may we all age that well.
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92 jumping like that, you kidding me. >> do you think that is the secret to her longevity. >> she survived cancer living every day like it is my last, living full. >> good for you, francis. >> go ahead, granny, you do your thing. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." ♪ coming down we know a place where tossing and turning
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welcome back, everybody. rereported here before about the price of gold. for the record it is now at $1,665 an ounce. whoo. >> not bad. with prices like that of course it is not a surprise at all that lots of people seem to be doing whatever it takes, whatever it takes to cash in. abc's david wright has more. >> reporter: they walk into this family-owned jewelry store in denver, cool as can be. >> they were not even nervous. >> reporter: these men aren't customers. police say they're con artists, claiming they want to sell gold.
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>> it was $445 -- 445 grams of gold. that's a lot of gold. watch closely as the man on the right distraction the clerk, the other guy switches the bag. the new bag contains identical looking items, but a simple test revealed. >> bubbling with green foep. fo. >> reporter: the store got taken paying $11,000 for worthless junk. these days, stores do more business buying gold than selling it. because real gold melted down is worth real money. thieves know that too. as the price of gold has spiked, so has the crime rate surrounding it. from smash-and-grab robberies to more elaborate heists. last month a woman brandishing a handgun alingedly stole more than $10,000 worth of gold coins from a coin shop in van nuys, california. this footage from brighton, new
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york, outside buffalo earlier this summer where a group of four men entered a gold-for-cash store, leapt over the counter and overpowered the two clerks. >> in this business every once in a while you get burned. >> it happens to everybody? >> everybody. >> reporter: the silver lining here the was all caught on camera. which may prevent it from happening again. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> cool as cucumbers. can't believe they got away with it. >> smart. just little switch the bag. i'm out of there. a gold rush these days. yeah, there i am. >> you know all about the gold rush there, rob. >> sell that to flavor-flav make a fortune. >> this show is all the rush i need. >> about right. coming up next, a worldwide search for an organ donor using facebook. >> how an alabama girl found her match, closer than you expect. that's next.
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well there are more than #00 million facebook users worldwide and a global reach of course where virtually anything is possible. >> it turns out facebook may have saved an alabama girl's life. bryant summerville of our station in birmingham has her story. >> reporter: christie dav echt nport about to give the gift of life or at least a piece of it. >> something she has to live. >> reporter: about a year ago she learned via facebook a family friend's daughter needed a new kidney. she went to be tested hoping to be a match. three weeks later, more tests. ekgs, ecgs, cat scans, blood work. when she finally got the answer there was no question. >> when i found out i was a match it was look i knew i was supposed to do it. >> reporter: 15-year-old carly chadwick is the recipient.
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her mother says the hardest part of her daughter's three struggle with dialysis was finding a donor. >> almost daily. searching for anyone that would test. >> reporter: now the search is over. davenport remembers, sharing the good news. i didn't call. i want to their house in the yard. >> out was shocking. >> reporter: carly had almost lost hope. she had no idea her neighbor, who lives less than a quarter mile away was her match. >> she lives right down the road. >> i'm excited. i'm not nervous. >> reporter: this is carly's second transplant. her body rejected the first one. her mom is hoping that is notñ doctors have said it is a spot-on match. awe they told me on paper, she is close enough to be carly's mother. >> unbelievable. lived down the street. on paper close enough to be her mother. isn't that incredible. >> people got worked up a few
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about to tell us. >> reporter: nurses greet us and we are suited in a hospital gown. these nurses at aptly named heart attack grill are serving up an unhealthy prescription. meet the quadruple bypass burger, 8,000 calories of beef, bacon and cheese. >> i can't pick it up. >> there you go. ah. >> reporter: really not bad. it is pretty good. not good for you. pretty good. need something to wash it down, how about a butterfat shake? >> the butterfat shake, garnished with a pad of butter. the doctor behind the idea. >> i have never once claimed to be recognized by the american medical association the now they refuse to recognize me. >> probably condemned. >> reporter: he heard all criticism before. dr. john believes his restaurant is at least honest with what they're serving up.
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>> we have big warning signs on our door, caution this establishn't is bad for your health. i don't see any major chain restaurants doing that. i am doing that. >> reporter: we noticed curious people peering in so we took the quadruple bypass burger out to the street. would you eat this? >> no. >> reporter: not at all? >> no. >> share it with my family. when the kids get here. >> reporter: 8,000. others were a little more adventurous. >> reporter: it squirted on me. would you go in and get one of these? depending on how much you had to drink that night? >> the weekend. yes, indeed. >> for the burger or nurses? >> there we go. there we go. >> how was the burger, rob? >> that's what i'm talking about, yeah, buddy. 4 1/2 pound beef patties, eight slices off can cheese, whole tomato, half an onion.
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this morning on "world news now" -- political blow. the senate defeats the president's plan to create more jobs. >> capitol hill lawmakers and the president say while the jobs bill is dead, the idea is still alive. it is wednesday, october 12th. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. two democrats joined republicans last night in defeating the president's jobs plan while the senate vote would make it seem as though the president's job creation ideas are dead. they're not. we'll explain what is next on this critical issue.
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>> both sides pointing the finger as always. not dead just yet. also this morning outrage on wall street spreads not only worldwide, but right here in new york. the protestors took their anger up town to get attention in one of manhattan's wealthiest neighborhoods. >> look at that. this is the part of town not used to seeing these kinds of problems. >> upper eastside wasn't it? >> yes, yes it was. hoity-toity eastside. got a little raucous yesterday. i like it. >> a good thing. mixing it up. and later this morning, feline performers getting so much attention in new orleans. acrobat cats putting on a hit show. >> you can always count on a cool story from my favorite city on the planet. the one animal story i will like from new orleans. how about that? i look it already? >> anything that makes you happy. >> thank you. first, the president says this is not the end in the fight over his jobs plan. all 46 republicans in the senate and even two democrats voted against it. president and lawmakers are trying to figure out what is next.
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abc's sundland miller is on capitol hill. good morning, sundland. >> reporter: good morning, rob, tanya. president obama has been pushing for this vote for two months the senate defeat is a crushing blow for president obama who personally put himself on the line. it wasn't even close. >> on this vote, the yeas are 50, nays are 49. 3/5 of the senate duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: democrats were ten votes short, the bill now defeated goes nowhere. republicans and even some democrats said the 447 billion dollar price tag was just too high. republicans imposed the tax increase on millionaires. high president obama blamed the republicans calling it obstruction and said in a statement, this vote is by no means the end of this fight. we will work with senator reid to make sure that individual proposals in this jobs bill get a vote as soon as possible.
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the white house supports breaking the bill up into pieces. they think they can pick up more support on individual votes on the payroll tax extension, unemployment insurance, increased spending on infrastructure. >> we are not going to wait for congress. so, my instruction to jeff and gene and valerie and all the advisers sitting around the table is scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act, administratively, without additional congressional authorization, and just get it done. >> starting today, senators will go back to the drawing board, basically starting over to find a way to advance this bill. they'll look at the individual parts and see what parts of those can pass. rob, tanya. >> you know one controversial thing here, senators voted to increase tariffs on chinese made products. you know, arguing they're taking over a lot of american business. but, a lot of economists, criticizing
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that move, saying, if you anger china they can start dumping our debt. that could be disastrous for us. >> we owe a few pennies to china. >> absolutely. >> moving on, the economy took center stage at last night's republican debate. herman cain's 999 tax overhaul plan came under fire. the plan calls for a 9% income tax. 9% national sales tax, and 9% corporate income tax. cain says it would create tax equity. not so much according to his challengers. >> when you take the 999 plan and turn it upside down, i think, the devil's in the details. >> i don't need 999. >> i thought that was the price of a pizza when i heard it. >> they want to pass what they think they can get passed rather than what we need which is a bold solution. >> front-runner mitt romney says cain's simple answers aren't adequate for the job. speaking of romney, he
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headed into last night's debate with a major endorsement, new jersey governor chris christie was backing the former massachusetts governor. at the joint news conference, christie and romney hammered rick perry on the issue of religious intolerance. they're angry about remarks by a supporter who said romney is not a true christian. >> i think any campaign that associates itself with that type of conduct is beneath the office of president of the united states in my view. governor perry selected an individual to introduce him, who then used religion as a basis for which he said he would endorse governor perry and a reason to not support me. i just don't believe that that kind of divisiveness based on religion has a place in this country. >> experts say christie's endorsement is meant to send a signal to members of the republican establishment that they should begin falling in line behind romney. significant too, romney in the second go-around came head on and addressed the issue of religion and his faith.
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>> something he will have to do going forward. from a total endorsement to a total rejection. those wall street demonstrators moved their protest from manhattan's financial district to new york's swankiest residential district yesterday. >> they gathered outside the homes of some of the richest executives in the country hoping to make their grievances heard loud and clear. abc's d of the a details on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob, tanya. protestors sent a powerful message. the demonstrators took the area where the richest work where they live come home to wives, husbands, children. the occupy wall street protestors marched in one of america's wealthiest neighborhoods. manhattan's upper eastside. home to j.p. morgan chase c.e.o. jamie diamond, media mogul, rupert murdoch. it is a section of the city where palatial apartments and
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doormen are common place. they're demanding an extension of new york's so-called millionaire's tax. the state's highest income tax rate on people with annual incomes above $500,000. demonstrators believe tax revenue could and should be used to help the nonrich, carry oversized checks to symbolize how much less the wealthy will pay when new york's 2% millionaire's tax expires in december. >> there is a big social disparity in terms of the peep that have and people that don't have. protests spread to more than 250 american cities and more than 1,000 countries. in boston, 200 police officers in riot gear surrounded a park tuesday morning when they said protestors refused to leave. roughly 100 per tide up with cables and arrested. >> we are the 99%! hours later in the nation's capital, approximately 100 people showed up at the office bidding as part of a flash mob. six people were arrested, some dragged off and charged with unlawful conduct. >> the issue is that certain individuals that are very
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wealthy have pretty much corrupted our political system. >> demonstrators vow their protest will continue. in a new yorkstate's com controller, because of the global financial downturn, the financial industry expects to lose 10,000 jobs by 2012. >> you see it in the protests, see it in the underbelly of the president's jobs bill. all about the idea should the s co through to support the rest of the country. rich citizens, corporations. the central argument now as a country. >> right. also how they are taxed? percentage of their taxes based on everyone else's doesn't look so equal. >> it doesn't. and today, protestors will target headquarters in new york of chase bank. see how that plays out. shifting gears now -- >> americans around the world are being warned about possible retaliation from iran after the breakup of a huge terror plot. the justice department says it was an iranian-backed plot aimed at killing the saudi ambassador to the u.s., actually setting
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off a bomb at a restaurant in washington, d.c. two people have been charged in the case. that san francisco giants' fan who was nearly beaten to death outside dodgers stadium b last march has been released from the hospital. doctors say bryan stow will now continue his recovery at a rehab center. 42-year-old stow suffered brain injuries after being attacked at the dodgers home opener. his family says he is making progress, started to stand up but isn't walking yet. two men have been charged in the beating. >> truly senseless crime there. all right, here's your wednesday weather, now, everybody. rainy in the northeast, eastern great lakes. thunderstorms from raleigh, southward. showers upper midwest. texas. 70 mile an hour winds. hail, arkansas to kansas. chilly with showers. in the pacific northwest. >> 58, seattle. 63, portland. 64, salt lake city. 67 in detroit. 74, chicago. 80s, dallas to miami. 60s, baltimore, new york, boston. >> well some helping hands and feet from the first lady for
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children here at home and across the globe. >> first lady michelle obama led hundreds of kids in a jumping jack challenge on the white house lawn. exercising for a full minute without breaking a sweat. it's all part of a day-long challenge with 20,000 people around the world. >> they're trying to break the guinness world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period and falls the line of the first lady's "let's move" campan. >> nothing like the classic jumping jack. >> just to get it going. >> try it out. all wired up. maybe from the chair. whew. all right. >> i'm beat. >> winded. >> the heart rate up. we'll be back with more "world news now." >> i'm exhausted. ♪ jump jump ♪ jump jump ♪ jump jump ♪ crisscross will make you ♪ jump jump
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♪ girls who run the world girls who run the world ♪ ♪ girls who run the world girls who run the world ♪ >> excellent musical selection. >> ex-wife beyonce. >> poor rob. one of the nation's tradition-rich organizations is undergoing a major overhaul. we're talking of course about the girl scouts. >> they're changing what the girls put on their vests and sashes, badges. first time they have changed this since 1987. >> for every girl scout the uniform has a special personal meaning. >> reporter: the staple of the girl scout uniform, the sash, is getting a 21st century overhaul. girl scouts will still have a chance to earn badges for cook ing athletics and first aid. but now also to earn badges in financial literacy, public
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policy, and website design. they have always tried to be cutting edge with their badges. >> yes, she wears her badges proudly. >> reporter: in 1913, nearly 24 years before amelia arhardt got to love that old footage, right? >> really. >> 50s. >> you were never a girl scout? >> no, i was a brownie. i sold the cookies door to door. >> where did they come up with that picture? >> looks like the beginning of a really bad "saturday night live" sketch. >> yeah. that, or the kind of movie that, you know, not for family audiences. i don't know what is going on there. >> i love when tanya flirts. coming up next, why beyonce is answering questions about her baby bump. >> that's right. who got the boot on "dancing with the stars" get the backstage scoop in "the skinny." >> so do you come here often? backstage scoop in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> oh, boy. >> uh-huh.
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>> all right, everybody. time for "the skinny." we'll start off with what else, "dancing with the stars" news, chynna phillips sadly voted off the show last night. she was pretty devastated. she had been in a three way tie, near the bottom of the scoreboard, alongside chaz bono and nancy grace. after a disappointing tango she forgot the choreography and failed to properly execute the steps. so -- >> got a little stage fright. froze up. >> the judges awarded her 21 of possible 30 points. she was upset. i am disappointed. sad. i have to take resnsibility. i messed up. she said, thanking her partner and the fans who voted for her. >> she is out of there. getting rid of the good looking women. lost kristin, chynna, another one, clooney's ex-girlfriend. >> it is not about the looks. >> all about the talent. that's what it is. this story is crazy, beyonce, a moment couple months ago, back
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at the vmas, showed off the -- red carpet, showed off the baby bump, proud, expecting mama. internet and bloggers are going crazy with the thought. some are saying she is wearing a prosthetic baby bump. she is not actually pregnant. because they have seen photos of her since that night where the baby bump looks smaller, not quite right. the rumor out there, debunked is she is wearing the fake bump, not really pregnant. she is using a surrogate to carry the baby. her publicist released the statement calling the story, stupid, ridiculous and false. that she is wearing prosthetic. all the rumors swirling right now. i don't believe someone would go that far why would she have to do it. >> seems kind of crazy. peep are fascinated. >> adele has the year's most popular album "21", made sense she had the most nominations for this year's american music awards.
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the nominees were announced tuesday. and see who else, sophomore album, best selling album with more than 3.7 million copies sold in the u.s. ♪ don't forget me i'll remember your said ♪ taylor swift, lady gaga, lil wayne, and katie perry all trailed adele with three nominations each. >> back on tour. adele is a great talent. she can really sing. my girl friends in love with her album. she is really good. you can catch the american music awards, november 20th. on the air from l.a. showing them live here on abc. congratulations to ade lcht echt. adele. >> check it out. >> congratulations to adele. many hot women have been on the list before. so esquire for 2011, sexiest woman on the planet is boom, rihanna. >> there she is. looks good there. >> this year's pick. partially nude. shockingly on the cover. the interview inside. made peace with the chris brown thing. i like the music he is putting out.
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i am a fan of his stuff. always a fan. obviously i had resentment towards him for a while for obvious reasons i put that behind me. she is moving on. looks great. you know what? >> we love you. >> we still love you. >> you go girl. she joins, the illustrious ranks, of sexiest woman alive. here is rihanna as we go to break. i will sit here and drool a little bit. just kidding. ♪ be my prisoner for the night hey, check it out. she's using the mr. clean magic eraser bath scrubber.
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apple launches its icloud service today, it will save purchases on their computers and all mobile devices making transactions much simpler. >> one of the projects steve jobs was working on. up until he passed away. >> i am relieved about that. so hard to get a new device and move your itunes. >> it is. simpler starting today. finally this half-hour, the joys of my former home town, new orleans, the food, the jazz, the great people, you can find on bourbon street and across the crescent city. >> sounds look you miss it, rob. >> always. always. >> while that is wonderful. the big easy is purring right now. >> oh, tanya. >> thanks to a few furry friends. >> how nice. chris knight of wgno does the introductions. ♪ >> reporter: they jump through hoops. fly through the air with the greatest of ease. and their musical skills rival
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any pop group. >> they're like the partridge family of cats. >> reporter: meet the acro-cats. >> turner is like the bandleader and the cowbell player. then pinky on guitar. newy on keyboard, synthesizer. and fiji on drums. we have a backup drummer named dakota. samantha martin is their trainer. >> it's my gift. everybody is born with a gift. i've been training animals since i was 10. i knew when i was 7 years old i wanted to be an animal trainer. i knew since i was 7. i use a clicker, a type of training method involving positive reinforcement only. >> reporter: what makes the cats even more amazing is that all of the acro-cats including this one were either rescue, orphans or strays. samantha rescued hundreds of cats over the years and found them happy homes out of the spotlight. her mission is simple. >> i want to spread the word that cats can be trained and should be trained. it's great for mental, physical health. great way to bond with your cats.
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>> reporter: it also makes for a perfect performance. >> indeed. want to catch one of the performances in atlanta and chattanooga later on this month. so go check them out. >> meow. >> meow.
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