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this morning on "world news now," washed away. property and lives as well as dreams destroyed. in the historic floods in the carolinas. the imminent threat in the hours ahead as this emergency is far from over. controversial comments from presidential candidate ben carson. his views on gun violence. the oregon campus shooting and the president's tribute to those victims. setting off a heated debate. and new this half hour, bill cosby one step closer to a criminal investigation. >> the brand new lawsuit filed by a fashion model. why her case is being watched so closely by prosecutors. and later, tom hanks proves he's a heroic gentleman away from the movie screen. what he did to make sure an i.d. card he found in the park was returned to its owner. it's lost and found in "the
skinny" on this wednesday october 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get started right now with our top story because we're still following the overwhelming flood damage in south carolina. so many families losing everything they own as the water continues to rise. >> reporter: waterlogged roads are still collapsing long after the rain has stopped. more dams are expected to break. and the death toll is rising. here's more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: in south carolina all eyes on at least 18 dams that could burst under pressure. >> the next 36 to 48 hours is going to be volatile. so what we'll tell you is don't let the sunshine fool you. >> reporter: 1,000-pound sand bags at the ready. they'll be dropped by these national guard chinook helicopters to stabilize this canal. in columbia this is what we saw on burwell lane, water lapping at the roofs of homes. a flood of volunteers. robert wise finally back at his house, which was underwater.
>> what's it like to come back and see your neighborhood in shambles like this? >> it's overwhelming. there's no way to describe it. >> reporter: 11 trillion gallons of water. enough to fill more than 130,000 rose bowls. it's making already swollen rivers overflow long after the rain is gone. and as many as 40,000 people still have no water. >> and i have three children at home. we don't have anything to even flush toilets or take showers. >> reporter: long lines for free bottles of water from the national guard. and this is what we're seeing on the ground here. the inside of so many homes ending up on the lawn and now headed to the garbage. that boat on the front porch there carried by the storm actually belongs to a neighbor that lives about half a mile away from here. experts say the damage could easily top $1 billion here. alex perez, abc news, columbia, south carolina. the ntsb has now joined the investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship "el faro." 33 people were on board when the
ship went down last week during hurricane joaquin. in 15,000 feet of water. only one body has been recovered so far. investigators say finding the voyage data recorder will provide crucial information. >> the voyage data recorder has a lot of information. it would give information about everything that happened in the 12 hours before it actually hit the water. >> that recorder will ping for 30 days after it's touched by water. the justice department is set to release a record number of prisoners, nearly 6,000 federal inmates will walk free later this month. that's the largest number ever to be released at one time. most of them are non-violent drug offenders. it's part of a white house push to reduce the country's overcrowded prison population. a texas inmate has been executed for killing a man during a robbery which netted $8. juan martin garcia received a lethal injection last night.
he acknowledged shooting the victim but denied the robbery, an accompanying felony that made it a capital case. republican presidential candidate dr. ben carson isn't backing away from some controversial comments about guns and last week's deadly shootings in oregon. carson says president obama is playing politics with the attack by going to visit the victims on friday. he says if he were in office he wouldn't do that. carson is also suggesting that some kindergarten teachers be armed as a way of avoiding future school massacres. >> not all kindergarten teachers. i said people who are trained. >> okay. >> and understand all the implications. and you obviously are not just going to have a weapon sitting on the kindergarten teacher's desk. and i know that -- >> what would the weapon be? >> before his appearance on "the view" yesterday carson was on fox news channel. that's where he said he would have attacked the oregon gunman, claiming he may have been shot but at least many others would not have been.
he doubled down on that position later on another fox show. >> i want to plant the seed in people's minds so that if this happens again, you know, they don't all get killed. and sometimes we have to -- >> in a book published yesterday carson defends the right to own assault rifles and armor-penetrating ammunition. he also says calls for greater gun control after mass shooting "is just the kind of thing that our founders feared." now to some frightening moments on board another passenger jet. this time a united airlines co-pilot losing consciousness mid-flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. it comes just a day after an american airlines pilot died in the cockpit. more now from abc's david kerley. >> we have the airport in sight. united 1614. >> reporter: a jetliner with only one of the pilots at the controls. the united co-pilot had a seizure in flight, announced by the captain according to a passenger. the co-pilot, as you can see, regained consciousness and walked down the stairs himself during the emergency stop in albuquerque. a different story, american airlines captain mike johnston,
just 57, died while in the air. he'd had a double bypass nearly a decade ago, and his family in utah has been told it was likely a heart attack taking the pilot who loved to fly. >> watching those big jets and looked up and said i'm going to fly me one of them someday. and his mom said he always just had a passion for that. >> reporter: these incidents, especially involving the death of a pilot, are rare. only eight others like this in the past 20 years. those statistics only reinforce how unusual it is to have an incapacitated pilot two days in a row. david kerley, abc news, reagan washington airport. federal regulators are calling for a record fine against a drone operating company. the faa says it is seeking $1.9 million because skypan continued to operate the drones after it was told not to do so. the flights occurred in two of the most congested air space in the country, new york and chicago.
skypan was offering bird's eye views of those cities. a new trial has been ordered for a new york city man who's been behind bars for 25 years. johnny hincapie burst into tears when the judge announced his decision. he was convicted in the high-profile murder of a utah tourist on a subway platform during a robbery. several victims have come forward saying hincapie was not present at the time. apparently, more legal troubles for bill cosby and his sex abuse scandal. a model who has accused cosby of drugging her at the playboy mansion in 2008 now suing for sexual assault. chloe goins says cosby gave her a drink which made her black out. when she came to, she was being attacked. she was able to sue because she was underaged at the time of the alleged assault. >> i recognize that i've taken legal action that many of the other victims of bill cosby will never be able to take. for that reason i offer this message to those very women.
your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> the l.a. district attorney's office said last week that it is reviewing a police investigation into goins' allegations for a possible criminal case against cosby. your flu shot may do double duty. it may also protect you from pneumonia. a vanderbilt university study finds that most patients hospitalized for flu-related pneumonia haven't had a flu shot each year flu epidemics send more than 200,000 people to the hospital. and about a fourth of them die from pneumonia. flu shots reduce the risk of influenza by about 50%. missing your doctor's appointment's going to cost you money. but so will making the appointment. and now we know much more. harvard medical school figures the average visit to the doctor takes up just over two hours. more than half of that is the waiting time and filling out forms. only about 20 minutes is actually spent with the doctor. harvard says the total cost, about $43 in lost time. i believe that.
>> yeah. >> isn't there an app? there should be an app for diagnosis. >> that would help you. there is. i don't know if it's truthful. okay. an odd couple of sorts is doing fine together at the zoo in richmond, virginia. say hello to kumbali and kago. >> kumbali is the young cheetah. kago is the labrador pup. they were brought together at the zoo when kumbali was taken away from his family because he wasn't gaining enough weight after he was born. >> zookeepers say they're now nearly inseparable and that they clearly enjoy each other's company. they claim kumbali and kago might not even know they're different from each other. visitors say seeing them together is kind of awesome. >> and apparently pairings like this have been going on for 30 years. that's according to the richmond zoo officials. >> i wonder if it's at that zoo or just overall. it's a great idea. that's a cute combo.
coming up in "the skinny," your chance to rent daniel radcliffe's apartment. for $19,000 a month. >> what? >> is it furnished with harry potter's magic? >> it might be worth it. also ahead, never-before-seen video of the late steve jobs released just before that movie that profiles him. what we're learning from apple's founder. and the breast-feeding mother outraged over the way she was treated on an airline flight. the dispute on board and the airline's explanation after this look at today's forecast map. you're watching "world news now." hey buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max.
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a new commentary in the british medical journal says that some health providers say it's okay for women to consume some alcohol in their second and third trimester. most will say, though, that pregnant women should abstain from alcohol altogether. however, they agree on two things -- that women should stay away from alcohol in the first trimester and they should avoid heavy drinking during the entire pregnancy. >> okay. so controversial study there. speaking of controversy, a breast-feeding mother in arizona says that she was shamed by flight attendant on an american airlines flight out of chicago. and this apparently happened because she was using a breast pump on the airplane at the bathroom. >> and the confrontation between that mother and the flight attendant was captured on the mom's new ipad. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> i was in there breast-feeding. >> you know what? you need to -- >> reporter: an airplane argument over using a breast pump. >> if i don't pump regularly, my
breast milk supply goes down. >> reporter: mariana hanniman was on a recent american airlines flight heading home to phoenix to see her 4-month-old daughter. >> she's so proud she's walking. >> reporter: when she started feeling the need to pump. so she went to the airplane bathroom and says she warned passengers waiting in line she would be pumping. >> flight attendant comes and knocks at the door and she's like choo, choo -- she's like, are you okay? like yes. i breast-feed. so i'm pumping. >> reporter: hanniman says the flight attendant then ordered her to open the door while exposed. the other passengers watching. >> i had the pump connected to me. she diminished me. >> you are so rude. i need your name -- >> go sit down. i'm not giving you my name. >> reporter: it's not the first time a new mother felt shamed while flying. in 2006 this mom says a delta flight attendant ordered her to cover up while breast-feeding. >> all of a sudden there's a ticket agent standing there saying i'm so sorry but the flight attendant is saying that you have to be removed from this
flight. >> reporter: american airlines says it has apologized to hanniman and "our policy is that women can breast-feed or express milk at any of our facilities, seats and in lavatories on the plane." american airlines says its flight attendants' number one priority is safety. they will check on anyone in a bathroom for a long time and recommend new moms needing to pump just give them a heads-up, reena and kendis. >> that's good advice, let them know you'll be in there for a while. because it is a bit troubling to flight attendants if someone's in there for too long. but she said apparently the folks knew. >> that's what she said. but i guess it's one of those educational tools for flight attendants. and american airlines say they do plan to use it as an educational tool but it is a good idea because those flight attendants are there for our safety and security primarily. >> you're a big supporter of flight attendants, aren't you? >> oh, i would make a great flight attendant. >> you would. and you would have given that lady a free drink. but probably not a beer because then she'd have to pump and dump. so try diet pepsi. or maybe just some water. water's very good when you're
pumping. >> i just -- it's such an awkward topic for me. >> you get very, very uncomfortable when we talk about breast-feeding i've noticed. >> it's just -- >> breast-feeding and childbirth makes kendis very uncomfortable. you didn't understand the pump and dump thing until today. glad i'm opening your horizons. >> okay. >> thank you. >> it's all good. it's nature. oh, when we come back, how tom hanks saved the day. >> and some high-priced celebrity real estate is hitting the market. "the skinny" is next. nny" is next.
♪ skinny ♪ so skinny time now for "the skinny." and topping our headlines this morning, tom hanks on a quest to track down a certain fordham university student. >> yeah. the oscar-winning actor and director reportedly while strolling through new york's central park yesterday spotted a woman's fordham university i.d. >> he immediately took to twitter alerting his 10 million followers, "lauren, i found your student i.d. in the park. if you still need it, my office will get it to you." and he signed it hanx with an x. >> how cool is that. it didn't take long for a woman claiming to be lauren's roommate who tweeted that the i.d. had been returned, calling hanks truly a gentleman. >> it is hard when you're in college and you lose your i.d.
because that now tracks so much of what you do. >> it does. in a lot of places it's hard to even get into the halls, any of the buildings. he's a gentleman and a scholar you might say. at least he plays one in the movies. >> we all know him best as harry potter. but the very grown-up actor daniel radcliffe is renting out his manhattan apartment for the magical 19,000 bucks a month. that's a lot. >> is there gold in that? radcliff paid more than $4 million for it eight years ago. the two-bedroom apartment is located in the trendy soho neighborhood. >> very swanky. and as you can see, not exactly sprawling. the kitchen essentially in the living room with no real dining room. but that is a fancy kitchen. come on. >> but it does have a gorgeous master bath with dual sinks, walk-in shower, and enormous soaking tub. steal in new york. that's a great deal. >> and another piece of celebrity real estate hitting the market on the west coast. >> we're talking about ben affleck and jennifer garner, who
called it quits. and they're reportedly looking for a buyer for their home in pacific palisades. >> and according to "variety" magazine they're asking 45 million bucks. the sprawling 8,800-square-foot 1930s ranch-style home was owned by actor gregory peck. the couple bought it just six years ago for over 17 million. just over 17 million. that's a pretty large markup, though. >> that is. and rounding out our celebrity real estate report, beyonce and jay-z are moving into a new rental in l.a. near the playboy mansion. >> but this is no ordinary rental. the hip-hop power couple is reportedly renting -- >> this $45 million palace. signing a one-year lease for, get this, 20,000-square-foot mansion for a jaw-dropping $150,000 a month. >> wow. i wish i had that kind of money. the home features an indoor olympic-size pool. >> as well as an outdoor swimming hole with waterfall. and you may recognize the house. it was featured in the 1998 film "the big lebowski." >> it looks so impressive. it looks almost like the white house. >> it's bigger than the white house. >> coming up, a rare look at
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age of 56. demanding, creative, touched with genius. the man who helped bring the world the macintosh personal computer, the ipod, and the iphone can now be seen on screen in two films. the documentary "steve jobs: the man and the machine." >> and he was paid 7,000. he told me he was paid 700 and he wrote me a check for 350. and that hurts because we were friends. >> reporter: and as played a michael fassbender in "steve jobs," a chronicle of his life and career. >> you didn't have seconds. you had three weeks. the universe was created in a third of that time. >> reporter: execs have criticized both films, though. on the fourth anniversary of jobs' passing monday, apple showed employees this rare footage obtained exclusively by abc news. >> i want you all to go into one of our retail stores in the next eight, ten weeks and just give one of the apple retail store employees a hug. [ laughter ] [ applause ]
>> reporter: a candid steve jobs, thanking them for their work on the iphone the day before its release. >> and i think everybody who's worked on iphone and made those sacrifices is going to feel that it's been worth it. >> reporter: and even addressing an employee's inquiry about the history behind those ripped jeans. >> uh. there's no history. they're just old. [ laughter ] like me. but i'm very comfortable in them. and -- there's no excuse. [ laughter ] >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> do you know apparently he didn't let his kids use the ipad. >> is that right? >> and he limited their technology, use of technology. >> that's shocking from that. i was at steve jobs' last presentation, apple presentation in san francisco, and even though he was sick at that point his presence really took over that entire room. >> and don't forget to miss our -- don't miss our updates on wnnfans.com. wnnfans.com.
making news in america this morning, wave of criticism. controversial comments from ben carson about the shooting at an oregon college. >> i would not just stand there and let them shoot me. i would say, hey, guys -- >> gun control now front and center in the presidential race. >> looming threats in the carolinas. long after the storm, rising rivers, pressure building behind dams and some residents returning to see what's left. >> mass release. 6,000 federal prisoners soon to be free. why they're being let go. lucky winner. america's newest mul multimillionaire after a powerball jumbo jackpot. the huge check, and huge smile and her plans for the future.