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this morning on "world news now," breaking away from the obama administration. hillary clinton's latest political maneuver to get attention and votes. her move as joe biden starts in -- stars in a new campaign ad. >> military might. dozens of russian cruise missiles attacking syria. are they hitting isis targets as promised? the international firestorm. and new this half hour, it sounds like something out of a movie drama. >> the discovery of $600,000 in a suburban backyard cash buried in a plastic bin. what led to this jaw-dropping discovery? >> and later in the "skinny," 007 daniel craig announcing a big career decision. if you're a fan of james bond movies, don't miss this. it is thursday, october 8th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we say hello to you everyone on this thursday. it's friday. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm marci gonzales in for reena ninan. so nice to be sitting next to you, my friend. >> good to have you here with us. my fellow road warrior. >> exactly. all over the place. nice to both be in new york at the same time. hanging out in the middle of the night. >> absolutely. you know, it's been fun like watching the presidential race from afar, watching cecilia and tom llamas cover it. >> not sleeping at all. they're doing an awesome job. we are beginning with presidential politics. a change of position from hillary clinton. this one is sure to cause some problems for president obama. >> yeah, he's seeking as much support as possible for a new trade deal between the u.s. and the pacific rim nations but now clinton, who did a lot of work on that deal, no longer supports it. it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's cecilia vega.
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>> reporter: hillary clinton opposing one of president obama's top priorities, a political flip-flop on his 12-nation trade pact the transpacific partnership which she once backed as secretary of state. >> we had to have a trade agreement that would create good american jobs, raise wages and advance our national security. what i know about it as of today, i am not in favor of what i have learned about it. >> reporter: it's clinton's fourth major split from her former boss in less than a month. from her opposition to the keystone pipeline to calling for a no-fly zone in syria and saying the administration's deportation strategy no longer works. separating from the white house and the joe biden threat looming. he may not actually be running for president, but joe biden starring in that new campaign ad. >> things can change in a heartbeat. >> reporter: in black and white, talks about that 1972 car crash that killed his first wife and
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their daughter, nearly killing his sons, too, shaping his future. >> paid for by a group of supporters hoping to convince the vice president to enter the race. >> i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> but a new poll shows many voters eager for a biden bid. in these key battleground states, ohio, pennsylvania, and florida clinton now winning more than 50% of the primary vote, far ahead of senator bernie sanders but watch that lead shrink if biden jumps in. >> we are hearing his decision could stretch well into october. of course, that would be past next week's debate. the first filing deadline comes soon on november 6th. if bide is going to decide to run, he needs to decide soon in order to raise that cash to seriously compete. cecilia vega, abc news, cedar rapids, iowa. >> president obama has picked up the phone to personally apologize for last weekend's air strike on an afghan hospital.
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the president expressed his condolences to the head of doctors without borders for the 22 people killed in the attack that the military says was a mistake. but the aid group reiterated it's called for an independent investigation into what happened. >> turning now to a major escalation in syria as russia steps up its aerial assault on what it claims are isis targets, but the u.s. says many of those targets are not isis. and it's putting u.s. military aircraft in extreme danger. abc's martha raddatz explains. >> reporter: it was an extraordinary show of russian force. more than 25 cruise missiles fired from 900 miles away into syria. vladimir putin says the target was isis, but there's no evidence the terrorist group was hit. putin has been targeting opposition forces, some of them u.s.-backed, who are fighting syrian dictator assad. the russian aerial assault coincided with a syrian ground assault aimed at those rebel
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positions. all creating a dangerous situation for u.s. aircraft, which have had unexpectedly close encounters with russian war planes. a few of which came within miles of a u.s. drone and at least one case where a u.s. war plane changed course because a russian jet was too close. the u.s. is still trying to get russia to talk about coordinating that air space, but until they do, u.s. war planes are trying to stay at least 20 miles away from where the russians are operating. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. and this morning, the search for the crew of the u.s. cargo ship that sank near the bahamas has been called off. the coast guard said it was a painful and difficult decision to stop looking for the 28 americans and five polish citizens lost last week during hurricane joaquin. the ntsb is still searching for the ship's data recorder and president obama has promised to give full support to the investigation saying the grieving families deserve
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answers. >> the death toll has risen to at least 19 in the flood disaster in south carolina. days of heavy rain pushed more than a dozen dams to near breaking points with nearly 50 others in the danger zone. abc's elizabeth hur has the latest from columbia, south carolina. >> reporter: with at least 13 dams failing and others threatening to burst in south carolina, it prompted the evacuation of a thousand people near the beaver dam. meanwhile, in the columbia canal, rock dams are being built and one-ton sand bags dropped to stabilize the water levels on the canals breached on monday. >> the plan is to close the breach and the wall between the canal and the congaree river. if we're able to do that, then we'll be in good shape for the long haul. >> reporter: now calls for prayers for residents still reeling after the weekend deluge. so many who already lost so much are now being warned to prepare for more evacuations and flooding. >> never experienced anything like this.
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so we're just going through it right now. >> it's smelly and it's wet. >> reporter: with all eyes still on the several rivers at or near flood stage and some 400 roads and bridges already closed, a warning for drivers. >> if that road is closed, it's closed because we're trying to protect you. >> reporter: at there time, authorities say the columbia canal which is just behind me here and the beaver dam are the two areas of immediate concern as they prepare for more flooding in the next 24 hours. marci and kendis, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you. >> turning now to new concerns in new york over the bacteria that causes legionnaires disease following a deadly outbreak in the bronx. traces of legionella have been discovered in cooling towers at three more schools on long island. that brings the total number of affected school buildings there to ten. most of the towers have already been disinfected and there are no reports of anyone getting sick. and now to a bizarre mix-up that left a south florida woman
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with her eye glued shut. catherine gato asked a friend to get her eye drops from her purse when something blew into her eye. her friend grabbed super glue instead and squirted it right into her eye. gattos has been walking around with her eye shut now for a week and she says she can't afford the surgery that she needs. negotiators for both the united auto workers and chrysler have managed to avert a potentially crippling strike at factories across the country. some 40,000 workers were prepared to walk off the job at midnight, but just at last night's deadline, both sides reached a new tentative contract. no details have been released but the uaw has tweeted that it secured significant gains over the last proposals. europe's third largest budget airline norwegian air promising super cheap fare. the airline's ceo says one-way
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nonstop flights from the u.s. to europe can cost as little as $69. >> what? >> yes. the fares would be kept low by using new fuel efficient boeing aircraft and flying between smaller regional airports that would save on landing fees which are charged at major airports. look for those fares as soon as 2017. >> you have to pay for like the seat belts and you have to pilot the plane yourself, but other than that, the fare you pay. one of those major airports jfk here in new york is going somewhat organic thanks to jetblue. the airline has started its own farm. >> this is weird. >> yeah. >> it's right there. outside jetblue's terminal. for now it's meant to educate travelers about farming. more than feed them. but jetblue hopes that will change. >> ultimately, it expects to grow more than 1,000 pounds of potatoes every four to six months, and that's along with other plants including mint,
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beets an, onions and spinach. kind of -- i thought it was a joke at first but they could use potatoes for potato chips. >> those blue potato chips. interesting. grow some other stuff, as well. coming up in "the skinny," a political battle getting personal between julio iglesias and donald trump. >> also ahead, performance evaluations for married couples. if these progress reports work on the job, can they work in loving relationships? >> and the discovery of $600,000 in cash buried in a bin in a backyard. where did all this money come from? but first, take a look at how warm it is in hotlanta today. that's how it got its name. >> nice. >> "world news now" weather. brought to you by united health care. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80%
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we're getting our first look at a dramatic smash and grab robbery in britain. police in norwich, england, released this video showing men armed with picks, axes and sledgehammers smashing their way into a jewelry store and making off with three watches worth a combined $45,000. the robbery happened back in august. six men have now been handed prison sentences ranging from three to 11 years. let's talk about another crime caper. the fbi found out where a whole lot of cash stolen from an armored truck was hiding. in a backyard. to recover it, investigators certainly had to do some digging around. kabc's rob mcmillan has more. >> reporter: who would have thought in this middle class, nondescript fontana neighborhood, that undercover fbi agents would find more than half a million dollars in cash just buried in the backyard of
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this fontana home? certainly not neighbors we spoke with. >> they seemed pretty reserved. i used to see this lady that i always used to say good morning to her. she answered back and it was okay. she was really nice. i'm surprised. no, i don't know that much. i just had my baby. i'm all the time inside. >> reporter: the fbi says the money trail started in los angeles over a year ago. loomis armored truck driver cesar yanez conspired with his partner to steal the money. they were arrested last november. yanez was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison burks the fbi would not say how the money ended up buried in this fontana backyard, nor what led them here. only that it was a tip from an informant. >> after about not even an hour of digging, they discovered that there was a blue tupperware bin and in that bin they found lots of cash in denominations of hundreds and 20s in total amounting to about $600,000.
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>> rob mcmillan for abc news. >> apparently some of the money is still missing. they're still looking for $300,000. another random backyard maybe? >> get digging. who would have thought? i mean, obviously, there was a crime involved here, but -- >> what a find. >> gives you a goal to have your dog -- have fido go out there and just dig away. coming up, big news for fans after james bond. daniel craig reveals how he really feels about playing the iconic character. >> and the singer boycotting donald trump's venues and how the donald responded. "the skinny" is next. >> i'm better than you. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ skinny so skinny "skinny" time. and with the latest james bond film, as you know, about to open up in about a month, many have been wondering if daniel craig will continue as 007. >> now we have an answer from craig himself. time-out london asked the actor if he would return for the 25th installment of the franchise. his answer, "i would rather break this glass and slash my wrists." so you're saying maybe. >> i think so. in the interview he doesn't completely rule it out though. he doesn't want to think about it now adding "if i did another bond movie, it would only be for the money."
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a little bit of honesty there. >> that's what we all do. the discussion touched upon the controversy over who would succeed him as the next bond. when asked for his opinion, he said, quoting here, look, i don't give an expletive. good luck to them. >> brutal honesty. fantastic. "jackass" steve-o is heading to the clink. he was sentenced yesterday to 30 days in jail for a stunt this past summer where he climbed up a crane in hollywood and set off fireworks to protest seaworld. >> he has a past history of drug abuse. after undergoing rehab he's remained clean and sober in recent years. some of his well-known antics including getting his nose broken by mike tyson and getting a giant tattoo of his own face on his back. he says that part of doing the seaworld stunt was to show people he hasn't lost his edge. >> so he has something to prove.
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steve-o also said, "if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may, as well get yourself locked up." he'll serve his sentence in the l.a. county jail and once released will have to remain 100 yards away from the hollywood entertainment district. i have a feeling this is not the last we will hear from them. those jackass guys are always up to something. >> he'll get another tattoo somewhere we will tell you about. himself another adversary from the entertainment world. julio iglesias. >> the spanish singer announced that he will no longer perform at any casinos owned by the republican presidential candidate of trump. he said, "he thinks he can fix the world forgetting what immigrants have done for his country. he is a clown and my apologies to clowns." >> iglesias was born in spain. the title of his most recent album is "mexico," the target of many of trump's campaign talking points since he jumped into the race. the donald did respond saying -- >> shocking. >> he had something to say about
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this? >> good, i don't like his voice or his performances anymore anyway." >> typical. >> finally, big news surrounding disney's newest princess. >> first a reminder. >> disney is the parent company of abc news. is that you? >> i have to idea. >> really? is that who signs the checks? now that we got that out of the way, let's check out moana. here she is. the daring young woman who sails out of a mission to fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. >> and the young woman voicing moana, auli'i cravalho. the native hawaiian landed the role after first being spotted by a casting agent at a charity singing competition in oahu. she was the last girl seen by the casting director and the movie is expected to hit theaters in november of next year. >> this is a disney movie and who owns this again? >> disney is the parent company of abc news. >> i kind of like that.
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>> i do, too. >> so cool.
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one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. ♪ experts say that communication is the key to success when it comes to relationships. but does approaching your marriage as a business relationship kill the romance? >> and giving your spouse a performance review is an interesting idea i guess, but is it for you and your significant other? abc's juju chang explores. >> reporter: it's often an uncomfortable moment of truth at work. >> what would you say you do here? . >> reporter: annual performance
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reviews just like in the classic comedy "office space." >> i have people skills. i am good at dealing with people. can't you understand this. >> reporter: but could performance reviews be good for your marriage? yup, you heard right. a review from your spouse. >> performance reviews are a growing trend in many marriages today. >> reporter: these regular check-ins are something that joslyn and her husband michael have been doing for the past ten years. >> when i was pregnant with our third child, it became clear that we were about to become outnumbered by children. it was on the tipping point of having a little too much on our plate. so i wanted to come up with a method for us to, you know, stay on top of what was happening. >> reporter: together they decided to have weekly conversations about their relationship. >> we have a lot of moving parts. and those moving parts will get away from you unless you communicate about them. >> reporter: while there's no need for an exact schedule, it's helpful to check in on a regular basis to avoid misunderstanding.
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just like at work, experts say, don't be too critical. >> you want to talk about what's working, not just what's not working and you want to be mindful of how you phrase things. so you don't want to attack someone's character and say something like you're so lazy. the home's always a mess because that's going to shut down communication. ways easy. onversations aren't >> i needed a little guidance. i basically took joslyn's lead. i have a great life. that's the result. >> every year our marriage gets better and better because we do communicate this way. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> a one-way communication. she spoke three times to his five seconds. >> it's great to communicate. do you have to call it a performance review? so official. >> it's just berating. you guys do it so well to us. >> by the way, i've been meaning to talk to you about a few things, kendis. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, flooding danger. a rush to higher ground in the carolinas. evacuations under way. some people packing up for the second time with dozens of dams on the verge of collapsing. breaking overnight, new documents claiming numerou hack attempts on hillary clinton's e-mail server. the countries allegedly involved and clinton backing away from another policy flip-flopping on her former boss. a tanker overturns bursting into flames. the new video just in. and call it a wild, wild card win. the party under way in chicago right now after the cubs' big victory.


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