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this morning on "world news now," chaoses in congress. >> house republicans in search of a new speaker as ha jort leader kevin mccarthy backs out. his surprise decision sending shock waves throughout the political world and what it could mean in the face of a government shutdown. an escalating situation overseas as russian air strikes in syria continue. how it's interfering with u.s. coalition efforts to combat isis and what the russians are really after. scary moments as hike areas plunge from asus pension bridge as it snaps in half. their frightening fall into the water below. the bridge designed for ten people but did their heavy backpacks cause the collapse? >> and how far would you go to celebrate halloween? how about getting buried alive in a cemetery? we'll meet the three very brave people willing to go six feet
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under as the whole world watches and tv. are they brave or just plain crazy in it is friday, october 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. it is friday. >> we made it. >> we made it to friday. it's just the start right now, and man, everybody saw that coming on capitol hill yesterday, didn't they? the big announcement. >> oh, really? >> kevin mccarthy, of course, making that big announce on capitol hill that caught most people off guard. >> right. >> he of course -- the man considered a shoo-in for speaker of the house abruptly dropping out of the running. >> the surprise decision by kevin mccarthy stunned the political world and sent republicans into a tail spin. more now from abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: a sudden change, of course, for the man most republicans a they supported to
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become the next speaker of the house. >> i think i shocked some of you. >> majority leader kevin mccarthy with drew from the race just minutes before the vote. >> we should put this conference first. there's something to be said for us to unite we probably need a fresh face. >> reporter: he said he was not the right person to unite the party facing a challenge from the same hard line conservatives who forced out speaker john boehner. they announced they would ban together to instead support long shot candidates daniel webster possibly blocking mccarthy from reaching the required votes in the full house. >> i think they were stunned. >> webster and the other remaining candidates knds jason chaffetz both are shocked by mccarthy's withdrawal. >> our conference will have to do a lot of deep soul searching. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: mccarthy faced heavy criticism for a recent gaffe now featured in a commercial for hillary clinton who said mccarthy's comment was proof the benghazi committee is a political ploy.
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>> that wasn't helpful. >> mccarthy said there are other who's could unite the party but did not endorse a candidate. his stunned colleagues now left to reconsider who should take the reins. >> we have two candidates for speaker. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> he said it didn't help things. so despite a major push to recruit former vice presidential nominee paul ryan for the job, he says he will not run. >> but boehner and mccarthy are among those trying to get him 0 reconsider into ryan was expected to be at a big book launch last night and didn't show up for jack kemp who is his hero. a lot of people prying to get him to turn. in the race for president, dr. ben carson remains firmly at the center of controversy for his comments about guns. he writes in his new book that the disarming of german citizens helped lead to the holocaust which killed 6 million jews by the nazis. he was asked yesterday on cnn about linking those eventsn an interview.
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>> but just clarify. if there had been no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been arped. >> carson always said there's reasons these dictatorial people take the guns first. the anti-defamation league calls his comments historically inaccurate. >> spencer stone who took down a gunman on a train bound for paris is recovering from stab wounds in a california hospital. in the video, we see him fighting with a group of people outside in sacramento yesterday. police say alcohol was likely a factor that led to the altercation. he was stabbed three times and is litted in serious condition. his injuries are said to be nonlife-threatening. >> the u.s. navy will be launching a search for sunken
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cargo ship el pharoah and its data recorder using sonar and remotely controlled vehicles. hurricane joaquin sank the ship last week with 33 people on board. mourners gathered on long island, new york and jacksonville, florida, for vigils in honor of the victims lost in that disaster. south carolina's governor is urging residents of coastal areas to evacuate as soon as possible. homes and businesses that were spared by the flooding from all that record-breaking rainfall are now in the path of storm swollen rivers rushing toward the coast. here's abc's elizabeth hur. >> thousands in the danger zone urged to evacuate. >> the sun is out but the water is coming. we need you to get out. >> reporter: this is why. rivers already swollen with storm water cresting to record levels are on the move down stream toward south carolina's coastal communities. >> we have been through the first big wave. we are about to go through the second big wave. >> reporter: meanwhile, across
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the state, the work of reinforcing the breached canals and dams still on going. so far at least 14 dams have failed. dozens more threatening to burst and this a collapse at the fragile columbia canal. the area's crucial source of water but officials are maintaining the situation is under control calling the collapse just a setback. >> there are no plans to absolute off the water system. zero plans. the system is running. it's running strong. >> reporter: encouraging news for residents hundreds still in shelters and many more finally returning home trying to recover. >> i'm going to fix this. i'm going to get my kids to school. my cars are underwater. >> i didn't have water in the house. >> officials say right now it is still possible this threat of more flooding ends up being just that, a threat. they say they are airing on the side of caution reminding residents it's better to be safe
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than sorry. back to you. >> thank you. now we focus on overseas and the u.s. air strike on a hospital in afghanistan may have much worse than believed. we already knew 22 doctors, nurses and patients were killed. now there's word that 33 others are still unaccounted for this morning. yesterday, doctors without borders reiterated its demand for an independent investigation after getting a direct apology from president obama. >> russia is denying reports that some of its missiles fell short of their syrian target. instead crashing in iran. now disturbing new images from syria seem to contradict its claims that its air strikes are aimed at isis rebels. abc's martha raddatz has details >> reporter: it was an impressive display of firepower. that volley of 26 cruise missiles headed to syria. but we mou know some of those never made it.
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regional reports call them unidentified flying objects. u.s. officials say those where is four russian missiles crashing into iran. those that did strike syria say russia are hitting mostly isis targeted. but this video an aid group says shows the rescue of syrian children struck by the attacks launcheded largely against rebel forces opposing assad. u.s. defense secretary ash carter had strong words for russia. >> we've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from russian forces. and i also expect that in the coming days the russians will begin to suffer casualties in syria. >> reporter: russia's involvement poses a danger to the u.s. as well. those air strikes are launched without warning meaning u.s. pilots have to do their best to stay out of the way. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> a delta flight that took off from seattle was forced to return to the airport after hitting a bird. the airbus was heading to hong
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kong yesterday afternoon with more than 230 people on board when the bird struck one of its engines. the pilot flew for nearly an hour to burn off fuel, then landed safely. there's a new report card for the airline industry complaints by passengers are on the rise. but they're also scoring better on on time performance. major airlines posted an on time arrival rate up nearly 3% from last year at that time. delta earned the highest points for getting to you to your destination on schedule and spirit came in last. >> we all know that san francisco's lombard street is arguably the most crooked street in the world with its hair pin turns. >> this is about breyer brook drive in carl junction, missouri, which may very well have the most crooked center divider lines in the country. yeah, the botched paint job courtesy of an inspea spearspes
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inexperienced worker. >> that's not his normal job. street work is not his normal job. it was a little bit out of the ordinary for him, but that's no excuse. it should have been a lot better than what it was. >> you think. >> yeah. should have been a lot better. one resident is accusing everyone involved in the job of being drunk while doing it. the lines will be fixed but it's going to cost another $500 to get it done. >> whoops. i mean, where is the guy who normally does it? is it like his day off? you over there, sweeping the floors, get over here and paint this road for us. >> that's just insane. imagine having to do a sobriety test on that line. >> wow. >> all righty. it will get fix eventually by the city. that's the only city road there. >> that they are responsible for painting. that's the amazing thing. coming up, a bus driver caught on camera. >> one of the students riding the bus filming the driver texting while driving. the shocking scene becoming more
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and more common. so how can this be stopped? >> and the spooky television that's sure to deliver some screams this halloween. three contestants getting buried alive. but why and how? and remember, find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter at @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." '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. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. wow, is like, every mom from the neighborhood here? you are looking good! using bounce dryer sheets is paying off.
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dangling from a telephone pole in charlotte, north carolina. the driver says his brakes failed as he was coming off a freeway ramp and his suv drove right up the telephone pole. he was able to crawl out of the backdoor and amazingly, he came away from this with just a few scratches and bruises. >> that is amazing. >> uh-huh. a school bus driver in pennsylvania is in some trouble this morning for allegedly texting while driving. there's video shot by seventh grader on the bus that shows the driver with one hand on steering wheel and the other on the phone. the student's parents posted the video online. then the bus company and the school district started looking into the incident. the driver wasn't on the job yesterday. the owners of volkswagen diesels could be getting money from the automaker. vw's top u.s. executive says it would be compensation for the lost value of hair cars. >> but he insists it was not a corporate decision to install the software that falsified emissions readings. more from abundance's david
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kerley. >> for the first time a volkswagen official under oath. >> is there anything you would like to say before the hearing. >> i'm looking forward to the hearing in order to bring truth to the matter. >> house members said the german company is still investigating how it cheated emission testifies for the past six years into this was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reasons. >> vw is trying to get the united states of america to believe these are a couple of rogue engineers? reject that. >> volkswagen has admitted a half million diesel car kaz in the u.s., 11 million worldwide have software that turns on the controls during a test but turns those controls off during regular driving so the car's pollute 40 times more than the legal level. a vw worth nearly $13,000 a couple months ago now worth just a little more than $11,000. >> we paid a premium for the car and that was for nothing. >> the vw executive said compensation may be offered to
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customers but he would not say whether a buyback offer will be made for the troubled diesel cars. which could take more than a year from now to fix. david kerley, abc news, vienna, virginia. >> and the thing is when owners bring hair cars in to have the issue fixed they're not given loaners because vw says the cars are still safe to drive. >> do you necessarily want a vw loaner? this has been a financial disaster i should point out for vw so far. the stock has dropped some $66. in just the last month. it's lost $33 billion in market value. so it's just a start of what's going to be a disaster for that company. >> and the investigation is ongoing. german investigators searched the headquarters there this morning and texas, the state of texas now filed a lawsuit on behalf of the 32,000 people in texas who own those cars. >> it's going to keep going. >> uh-huh. coming up in our next half hour, the clock is ticking for anyone planning to travel over the holidays.
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so are you losing money pre day that you wait to book those flights? >> but first a reality show event to scare occur socks off. just in time for halloween, of course. three people buried alive. how is this going to work? that's next on "world news now."
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>> so we brushed off the scary music. >> yes. waiting all year to play that. >> so this is a really, really scary halloween event. three people are going to confront one of our worst fears.
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>> yeah, it's not heights or public speaking. they will be buried alive all for a television special. we are up "up all nightline"" with abc's david wright. >> reporter: buried alive. >> hello? hello? >> reporter: that's a&e's ground breaking concept for a new two-hour live special. >> don't leave me here. in the show features three people sealed in underground coffins, infrared cameras and vital sign monitors rolling. helping them lew it a surprisingly sunny expert in fear. >> hi, folks. my name is margie kerr. i know what scares you. >> she helped design what's been called the scariest haunted house in america. scare house in pittsburgh. her theory whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger. >> you know you can definitely survive the inevitable zombie apocalypa apocalyp apocalypse. >> never mind the homicidal rabbit.
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you're a survivor. it's shows like the walking dead show fear rates. horror is hip. why else would lady gaga take a lead role. what are the things we're most afraid of? a new survey found many of the things you'd expect, things like ghosts, clowns, zombies. but at the very op of the list, there's bugs. and heights. and public speaking. to ratchet up the fright, a&e is turning to eli roth. >> let's face it, we're all tuning in to see what happens when someone gets buried alive. i want to see the look on their face and see them screaming. >> reporter: so get ready to dig in. david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> so by the way, fear buried alive airs october 26th on the a&e network which is jointly owned by our parent company disney. >> yes. i don't know what i think about this. >> they couldn't pay enough. >> but the thing is it's being
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ditch the misery. let's end this. going to show you this video that just makes thee cringe. i have a big hike coming up. this video of four hikers going across asus pension bridge. got their gear on in new zealand. watch what happens. the bridge just snaps and they fall into the water. it wasn't too far to fall. 26 feet. they're all fine. can you imagine how scary? you look at those bridges and say that's rickety. that's supposed to be able to hold ten people. it's only four people crossing it. but they're fine they happen to have the go pro going. >> how much did they eat? >> what was in the bags. >> want to get to you from that scary video to this moment of zen. take a look at this video in norway where the foreign lights are in full gear at this early time of year but this traefr in
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spotted these wheys. just off the coast there. swimming. while the northern lights are there. you can just watch this forever, can't you? very peaceful scene. >> kind of rare sights to see and happening at the same time. >> au at once. you know what's another rare sight? >> i think i do. polka. only once a week. >> one, two, three, four. ♪ talking politics that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ business news from london town night line pieces that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants grab your world "world news now" news and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every yankee guy and gal, do the "world news now" polka ♪ wow. >> i read the news today. oh, boy.
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this morning this morning on "world news now," the job of speaker of the house currently unspoken for. the stunning decision from kevin mccarthy to back out while the other top contenders don't want the job. the fallout from this major surprise just ahead. just when you thought ben carson couldn't get any more controversial, the presidential candidate digs in even deeper after weighing in on the oregon college shooting, he takes on hitler and the holocaust. how he's now explaining himself. >> new this half hour, a rescue caught on police body camera. >> dozen of undocumented immigrants stuffed in the back of a truck crammed together for hours without food or water and the driver saying he had no idea they were there. and get ready. rock 'n' roll to rock 'n' roll all night. the nominees for the rock 'n'

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