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making news in america this morning -- helping homeowners. >> president!w/ obama's lifelin for americans struggling with their mortgage payments. how he took congress out of the equation to do it. then, making their case. lawyers forf] doctor begin their defense. a lookvn@ at theiryp strategy t clear conrad murray and up close and personal. the spectacular once-in-a-lifetime experience these tourists had with a pod of whales. and a good tuesday d i'm yunji de nies. >> and i'm rob nelson. president obama is offering new relief for homeowners caught up
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in the foreclosure crisis. >> that plan will help homeowners that owe more than their mortgages are worth. washington with details. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, yunji. good morning, rob. the president unveiled his plan in las vegas, the nation's unofficial foreclosure capital. the goal is to help americans. but it may also help the president. for the millions of americans who are drowning under the mortgages, president obama saysg help is o the way. >> this is going to help a lot more homeowners refinance at lower rates. >> reporter: the president will unveil a new plan that will make it easier to qualify for refinancing, even if the home is more than 100% of the current value of their hóu63 >> if this initiative could keep 2%, 3% of the foreclosures from even happening, that has a profound effect. >> reporter: the plan is aimed at people like jan, whose >> reporter:w worth $250,000, and has a mortgage of almost
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$300,000. she can't get her bank to talk (vkpputting an additional $40,0n the table. >> we tried to do things. and the runaround we got from the bank the first time, it was horrific. >> reporter: many analysts say the ongoing in the sluggish housing market are key factors dragging down the economy. >> the very problems that led to a lack of responsibility and inflated our housing bubble, helped that housing bubble burst, made=e it very difficulto untie the knot, if you will. >> reporter: president obama will put his plan into motion by executive order. the white house says that's the only way to get around the partis gridlock on capitol hill. >> i told my administration to keep looking every, single day, for actions9lb$uz can take with congress. >> reporter: more than 1 million americans could benefit from the refinancing plan. but the president said yesterday, there's still a long way to go. rob? >> and, karen, the president seems to have a new theme these
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days. he's gone from yes, we can, to we can't wait. >> reporter: remember, last week, it was pass this bill. that but not going to happen. the president was pushing for congress to pass his jobs bill. the senate republicans blocked it as a whole. they've also blocked efforts to pass it in smaller pieces. now, the president is focusing on the fact that congress is xpc it's making it hard for anything to get done to help struggling americans. it's a re-election theme. these going to unveil a new initiative every week, all through!)gñ executive order. basically saying, i can't get anything done here in washington. i'm going to have to go it alone. this is something he's going to try 20 do for americans. but he's also trying to help his re-election bid. >> karen travers, live in éa gq!gton. rick perry's tax cut plan, which he's expected to unveil fully÷ later today. >> cut, balance and grow aims to revamp the tax code, balance the budget, and create jobs. that's according to an op-ed
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piece that perry has written for "the wall street journal." the plan also proposes an optional 20% flat tax rate, and lowing taxpayers to submit their taxes on a postcard. we're following new developments this morning from libya, where moammar gadhafi has been buried in a secret location in the desert. gadhafi's body, along with those of his son and a top aide, had been moved from a freezer in mi misrata, where corpses were on display for a few days. daylight has renewed the search for survivors after sunday's earthquake. more than 2,500 people, along upon the region to help. >> that death toll had risen to 366. overnight, two men were alive under the rubble. one official said search and rescue efforts could end today and simply turn to recovery. in north carolina, two
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teenagers are in custody after a shooting at their high school. 15-year-old$t?ñ caitlyn abercro is in stable condition, after being lunchtime. surveillance video showed the two boys with a rifle inside the school. afterwards, students there in an adjacent middle schoq were kept under lockdown for hours as anxious parents waited outside. >> two :nç()j ago, there were eight gang fights in theaá$ parg lot of cape fear. and now, they're trying to say that it was a hunting accident. no. it's not no hunting accident. and on facebook, now, they posted on facebook that this is not the end of it. they're going to come back and finish it. >>/ one of the suspects who is 8 years old will be in court today. the other boy will be tried as a juvenile. but classes will be in session at thexd high school today. in texas, a 2-year-old girl is being credited with saving her mother's life. lea taylor had never made a phone call in her life. but when her mother blacked out and fell to the floor, lea managed to reach her grandmother
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by cell phone and tell her that her mom wouldn't wake up. she didn't know she was diabetic. medics say a few more minutes and she simply may not have made it. hurricane rina is brushing past central america this morning with 80-mile-per-hour winds. forecasters say rina could strengthen into a major hurricane tonight. and it's expected to make landfall near cancun by the end of the week. most computer models show rina staying away from the u.s. and people across denver are in for a rude awakening. temperatures hit a record high of 80 degrees yesterday. but today, just 30 degrees. on top of that, it will be accompanied by the first snowfall of the season. the snow starts coming down this evening. by tomorrow night, there will be 6 to 12 inches in the city and more than 2 feet in the mountains. old mann!+ñ weather making an e appearance out there. >> sounds rough. now, for t weather this morning from around the nation. that snow stretches into jackson, wyoming, montana and new mexico. rain and mountain snow around
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salt lake city. morning fog from san francisco to los angeles. showers from bismarck and fargo to the twin cities, green bay and chicago. a dry day along the east coast. >> 62 here in new york. 60 in boston. 80 new orleans. indianapolis gets up to 72. and detroit, 61. just 44 degrees in billings. and 50s from seattle to salt lake city. coming up, the defense begins presenting its case in the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor. what they say really happened. and more bad news for netflix, as the fallout from the price hike continues. also, will more games be lost from the nba lockout? we could find out today.,0ñ
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overseas markets are mixed, as investors wait to see the latest on europe's debt crisis. tokyo's nikkei average lost 82 fxv'ts today. hong kong's hang seng is up ún6. and the ftse opened higher. and on wall street, the dow gained 105 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 62, turning the index positive for the year. there's more bad news for netflix this morning. the video service's third-quarter report showed a bigger customer exodus than expected. 800,000. the company says it expects to lose more subscribers. netflix stock lost a fourth of its value in late t÷)o%9 the major airlines are raisinc÷ fares yet again.
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united/continental started the round with increases of 5 bucks a ticket. the discount carriers did not match the hikes. you might call it store wars. it's all about pricing this year, with retailers trying to outdo each other. walmart will give you a gift card if you buy something there and find it somewhere else for less. other brick and mortar chains say they will match amazon and other big internet retailers. and some good and bad news for us in the news business. people who use tablet computers are spending more time on news sites than on facebook. but they're reluctant to pay for the online news. that said, the percentage of tablet users who do pay for ns online is slowly increasing. pew research alsoéwep found web browsing beat apps when it comes to access%tçnews content. >> some news good. when we come back, why starting today, the hpv vaccine may be recommended for girls and boys. >> fascinating medical story there. on top of that, which team
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that whale's right there, guys. he's right next to us. >> look there. those are screams of delight coming from a group of whale-watchers off the coast ofi southern california, as they got up close and personal with a gigantic blue whale. the passengers from the whale safari weren't the only ones doing the watching. the whale came eye-to-eye with them. >> what a view. >> atele will scary there. now, for a look at your morning road wet on i-94, from fargo to detroit. and i-64, to louisville. rain turning3km to snow on i-25 from colorado springs to cheyenne. also slick on parts of i-15 and i-90 in the rockies. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possibly in
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salt lake city, minneapolis and chicago. some big, medical news this morning. abc news has&cçv learned the cd expected to recommend that boys be given the controversial í!sñ vaccine. it's been recommended for girls to get that vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. >> but there's been head and neck cancers related to oral sex or close contact. so, scientists warn that¤6gy bo should be also protected. more defense witnesses are poised to take the stand in the conrad murray trial today, as his legal team tries to place the blame on michael jackson himself. >> that's right. about jackson's struggles to-1yt enough sleep. >> reporter: good morning. the defense team is expected to call less than half as many witnesses as the prosecution. and probably conclude their case sooner. their strategy is beginning to take form. the defense appears to be,
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concede dr. with propofol. but deny his actions led to michael jackson's death. >> they're going to try to show demonstrably that propofol, at the levels that they were administered, could not have caused the death. >> reporter: the judge rejectioned a motion by murray's lawyers to dismiss the case, ordering a not guilty verdict from the bench and send the jury home. ruling that a reasonable jury d not find the defendant guilt. the first defense witness was orlando martinez. he admitted that michael jackson's bodyguard who testified for the prosecution, that dr. murray ordered him to hide propofol bottles, did not say that during his0 first interview. >> did you hear mr. alvarez say anything about putting away vials for mr. murray? >> no. >> reporter: the pop star requested sleep medications before he died. but denies prescribing g/ jt
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>> he asked me about intravenous sleep medicine. i think he used juice. i don't think i heard the word of a specific medication. >> reporter: so far, the defense team called six witnesses. they have nine more to go. a essential part of the strategy will be to show that michael jackson was addicted to propofol. rob and yunji? >> thanks. a major investigation by "the boston globe" finds widespread fraud at fish stores and restaurants. the five-month probe showed that half of the fish tested was sold half of the +aeer the wrong spe. it was done to increase prices to honest mistakes. looks like nba fans will have to wait until after thanksgiving to see action like this. kevin durant hosted some stars in a charity game over the weekend. but "the new york daily news" reports that two more weeks of games will be canceled today. talks between owners and players
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broke down last week. and no more are scheduled. staying with sports, to the guys playingll here's mike yam at espn news and highlights of game five of the world series. >> good morning. we start in a pivotal ma+ç))a9ñ game five of theñ world series. the texas rangers, at home. a stranglehold on this top of the top, 2-0. runners on the corners. matt holliday grounds out and gets out of trouble. bottom three. 446-foot blast. that's the longest home run of this postseason. bottom six. adrian beltre showing off some power, as well. remember he had three home runs in game four of the alds against the rays. his fourth career?; postseason home run. we move on to the seventh. bases loaded. alexi ogando, with iznnlcs mvp.
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that's not going to get it done. in the eighth, david murphy, the grounder up the middle. tone in a larussa called it a tough play. it certainly was. and the next batter, mike napoli, playing the role of hero. nine rbi in the world gmjseries. had nine total rbis in 24 postseason games. top of the ninth, albert pujols, he wants theí throw 'em out. napoli,7l/ñ fired up. feliz, trying to close the door. lance berkman can't extend the game. feliz, by the way, a perfect six for six, this postseason. the rangers take the series lead, 3-2. that will do it for this update. i'm mike yam. a not-so-instant replay is taking place right here in new york city today, marking the 25th anniversary of one of the most memorable moments in baseball. >> that is for sure.
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former met, mookie wilson, and brett buckner is coming together to re-enact their jaw-dropping play. buckner blew it for boston when the slow ground ball went right between his legs, costing game six and possibly the 1986 world series. the event will raise money for the donald mcdonald house. baseball history, for sure. >> painful to do that. coming up next, "the pulse." why everyone is talking about sandwich at mcdonald's. and the couple who had to weather a storm to say the least on their breathtaking weddg day. as part of my daily routine anymore. my doctor showed me the novolog mix 70/30 flexpen. flexpen is discreet and comes pre-filled with my insulin. flexpen goes with me and doesn't need refrigeration. and it's covered by most insurance. if you're still using a vial and syringe, ask your healthcare provider about the benefits of flexpen. flexpen is a discreet, pre-filled, dial-a-dose insulin pen.
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and welcome back. it is time, now, to check "the pulse," the stories you'll be talking about today, talking about the mcrib revival. mcdonald's has brought back its popular sandwich for another brief run, just until november 14th. that's making a lot of people happy. >> oh, yeah. the mcrib has a cult-like following. celebrity fans and even facebook pages. mcdonald's introduced this tasty treat back in 1982. but the company does not sell it all the time. to keep the enthusiasm pretty high. and it seems to be working. i want to know what part of the pig it is. that's all i'm saying. >> i think you're right. this idea is going to get a big boo from a lot of little ghosts and goblins out there. a lawmaker from connecticut
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wants halloween permanently moved from the 31st of october, to the last saturday of october. >> phil larsen says he's gotten a lot of complaints from parents about kids staying up late on school nights. moving it to saturday would make it more family-friendlier. but some say he's missing the point of halloween. >> for the little kids, that's a good idea. the adults will party the saturday before. but the kids, going to school. that's not a bad idea. and look at this. the bride wore white. but you would not know it from her wedding pictures. >> an arizona couple's new life got off to a real rocky start. a dust storm descended as they were exchanging vows last month. the wall of blowing brown dust almost completely shrouded the ceremony. but the show went on. >> the judge conducting the wedding was as steadfast as the couple. >> always have a dream wedding ceremony. for some of you, your local
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show-stoppers and some standing ovations. >> but just like the great white way, there was also some drama. reporter george pennacchio from kabc in los angeles has the skinny. ♪ >> reporter: soccer star, hope solo, and her star, maxime cherm ski, was one away from last place. but before they gave their marks, they gave their remarks. >> let me tell you, maks, the audience liked the effect. i've been in this business for nearly 50 years. >> reporter: i felt like tonight was your point where you had it. >> i've had it. i had it a long time ago. just kept it through. she doesn't deserve it. that's all it is. you guys are a little judgemental comments. >> reporter: maks don't believe
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they are doing that job. they believe the judges are scoring contestants differently. and he says it's been happening to talented stars for seasons. >> this is my show. i help make it is. >> when you feel like you're not treated fairly, starts to get old. >> reporter: and who is not treating you fairly? >> like i said, i feel like i'm getting markedly lower scores than other people. >> reporter: chaz bono and lacey schwimmer were at the bottom of the leaderboard for the third time. >> it's a slap in the face for everyone doing dance content and doing well. >> reporter: but as they say, the show must go on. when the broadway evening was over, ricki lake tied for first with j.r. martinez, both scoring 29. nancy grace was third, a personal best. last week, you got your first eight. this week, your first nine. that is headed for a ten, isn't it? >> i do have a caboose on the back of this thing. i'm going to use it to my full advantage next week. >> in los

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