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this morning on "world news now," airline anxiety. two separate emergencies giving passengers a scare. one of them a fire inside a jet with an unusual cause. las vegas showdown. hillary clinton's surprise labor rally stop just before tonight's debate targeting not her democratic challengers but donald trump. >> and new this half hour, proof that you can see just about anything on the internet. >> including a young woman driving drunk. the live web stream, the scary moments and how viewers helped police. and later, drama on stage. last night on dancing with the stars from one contestant's injury to paula deen showing off a little more than usual. it's in "the skinny" on had tuesday, october 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> okay. >> i think i just got traumatized by paula deen.
>> come on. it was not that bad. was it really actually -- >> there was some spanking in what i just saw there. i'm ryan smith and i'm frightened. >> i'm reena ninan. welcome ryan smith. >> thank you for having me. >> looking forward to that clip though "dancing with the stars." >> maybe not, but yeah. our top story by the way this half hour, a recent rash of mishaps involving airliners. >> a big concern for travelers as each had a different cause. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: evacuation slides out. emergency doors swung open. all 166 on that delta jet got out quickly in jamaica after the pilots got a cargo fire warning light, hit the extinguishers and ordered evacuations. there was no fire. no one was hurt. earlier fire trucks surround an alaska air jetliner and on board firefighters find out what forced that emergency landing in buffalo. >> the fire is out at this time. we're going to stop on the runway.
>> reporter: fire in the back galley. after taking off from newark to seattle, a new credit card reader similar to this starts smoking, sparking, burning firefighters are told. the crew put that device powered by a lithium ion battery in a trash can and sprayed it with a fire extinguisher. the captain was taking no chances and made the emergency landing. it was an negligence fire that forced an air captain to abort takeoff from las vegas with the jet traveling more than 100 miles an hour, passengers report hearing a pop or a bang. the pilot slammed on the brakes. and firefighters pouring on the waters as passengers watched. >> we're going to sit here for a second. the fire truck is checking. everything is fine. >> reporter: a member of the crew offering an explanation. >> the brakes, slightly hot. by the time he came in, a little smoke came out of it. >> reporter: before passengers headed for another aircraft. three unrelated incidents but one thing in common in all of them, the crews moved very quickly and by the book to protect the passengers. david kerley, abc news, reagan washington airport. hillary clinton is preparing
to take on her fellow democrats in tonight's debate. but yesterday she took aim at the republican front-runner, clinton attended a labor protest in the shadow of donald trump's las vegas hotel calling on him to represent all of the people of the united states. meanwhile, don't expect to see former president bill clinton in the audience tonight. he arrived in vegas with his wife but doesn't plan to attend the debate. >> hillary clinton's commanding lead in the polls earned her the prime spot on center stage tonight. all five candidates will try to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. it could be a make or break night for former governors martin o'malley, lincoln chafee and former senator jim webb. bernie sanders made it clear we won't see the kind of fireworks that were on display at the gop debates. >> i mean, i happen to respect and like hillary clinton. so i don't get into the personal attacks. but are there differences of opinion that should be discussed? of course, there are. at's what an election is about. >> even though sanders is trailing clinton in the polls he's still attracting enormous
crowds. poll numbers for the other three candidates have been stuck in the single digits. >> the republican presidential hopefuls will be keeping an eye on the debate. after the feisty gop battle drew millions of viewers donald trump is predicting the democrats will put the country to sleep. and it's your voice, your vote. for more, here's jonathan carl. >> reporter: he was the main attraction at republican debates that have drawn record audiences, but in new hampshire, donald trump predicts the democratic showdown will be a snooze. >> well, i think it's not going to be very well rated. because trump isn't in the debate, i am only kidding. i think it's not going to be highly rated, i think it's going to be watched for 10 or 15 minutes, people are going to get bored and turn it off. >> reporter: trump's decisive lead in the republican primary battle shows no sign of waning. in the latest national poll, fellow outsider ben carson is the only one close. all the others are in single digits. but on "60 minutes," president obama dismissed trump as a
passing phenomenon. >> he's, you know, the classic reality tv character, and at this early stages, it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention. >> reporter: you think he's running out of steam? i mean, you think he's going to disappear? >> you know, i'll leave it up to the pundits to make that determination. i don't think he'll end up being president of the united states. >> reporter: in response, trump offered his own critique of president obama. >> i watched president obama last night on television. he bombed, very simply. >> one person virtually certain to be watching an the democratic debate is joe biden. even his closest advisors say they don't know whether or not he will ultimately pull the trigger and run for president. but they do say he is running out of time and expected that by the end of the week, we will know whether or not biden is running. jonathan carl, abc news, new york. iran's guilty verdict of a "washington post" reporter for spy is being widely condemned. it's unclear if jason rezaian has been sentenced but he could face up to 20 years in prison.
rezaian, an american citizen of iranian descent has been held in custody for nearly 450 days. he was the paper's tehran bureau chief. rezaian's brother says the u.s. and iran could do more to secure his freedom. the u.s. navy marked a solemn anniversary on monday. the terror attack of the "uss cole" in the port of yemen 15 years ago. a small ceremony was held in norfolk, virginia. the ship is now a floating memorial. 17 americans were killed in the attack. the alleged master mind behind the bombing has never been tried. he's being head at guantanamo bay. >> breaking overnight, tragedy at the scene of an inferno in kansas city. two firefighters died battling this blaze at an apartment building. the building was determined to be unsafe and all were getting out when it collapsed on them. the fire chief called it "the worst day." two other firefighters were hurt. two residents were rescued andn pulled to safety. there were flags and hugs and tears, as well as classes
resumed at the community college in roseburg, oregon, for the first time since the deadly shooting there. lines of people waving flags and signs greeted students and faculty at umpqua community college on monday. nine people were killed and nine others were wounded. nearly two weeks ago during the shooting. state troopers and sheriffs deputies patrolled the grounds. if you're going to drink and drive, you probably don't want to advertise it. police say that's exactly what this 23-year-old woman did using an app on her iphone. periscope lets you streamline to the internet. she says she's drunk and police were amazed. >> i'm driving home drunk. >> and you hear her saying she's drunk. >> i just don't understand people these days. i don't get it. somehow there wasn't an accident. no one was hurt. several viewers called 911. using landmarks in the live stream, police were able to make an arrest. so the young woman went from
being seen here to being seen here in that mugshot. >> in a way you're glad because police were able to stop her and get her off the road. >> dell best known for producing computers is making a big bet on data storage paying $67 billion for emc, the biggest tech merger ever. dell is looking to lessen its dependence on the slumping personal computer market. emc has been facing growing competition in the data storage arena as other companies move into cloud storage. linked in is offering a new perk to employees. the latest employer to offer so-called discretionary time off. on november 1st, u.s. employees will be able to take as much time off as they want every year, but the new policy comes with caveats like you did know there was a catch. workers can't create an alternative work schedule or take six months off. general electric, netflix, virgin group also offer unlimited vacations. i wonder if this works. >> you can't take six months
off, okay. >> so the lawyer in me says can i take five months and 29 days. >> what do you think? does it work? do you feel incentivized? does the company still get what they want? >> i guess. they're all still thriving, right? >> good point. >> maybe that's the way to go. who knows? >> next, a woman who's got quite a bit of time on her hands and under her belt probably. >> nicknamed wonder woman and you're about to see why. her name is mary cotter. she's just turned 103. that's right. 103 years young. there she is. she celebrated her birthday by doing what she loves best, serving coffee and tea as a volunteer at the senior center in southern california. she is up and at 'em. >> she lives alone, drives herself to and from the center five days a week rain or shine. she says the trick maintaining a daily schedule. i believe that. >> i want to be like her. >> don't take that six-month vacation. >> i love it.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning a revelation on last night's "dancing with the stars." >> revelation is an understatement. first off, no one last night was eliminated. but this was switchup week which had former pro boxer or pro maks judging the panel and switching contestants with a different pro. last night we heard the painful deaths behind alek skarlatos' nose injury. >> we were doing the rhumba and my elbow caught his nose and we both heard this off sound. i broke his nose. i feel awful. i'm so sorry. >> poor alek skarlatos. >> he survives a train attack but gets a broken nose on "dancing with the stars." no worse for the wear for his performance last night with emma slater. unfortunately they scored only one 8 and three 7s.
>> meantime heating up the dance floor last night, paula deen. oh, just look at what she did. ♪ ♪ and just shake, got to have it now ♪ >> that was interesting. >> back street boy nick carter and whitney carson conquering the paso doble making complete with innuendo like lightning effects. >> xanadu. >> xanadu. i was like innuendo. that's like a freudian slip there. >> you saved me on skarlatos. >> they were trying to impress judge maks saying not my cup of tea. >> next up, some glad tidings from the legend\teigen household. >> the crooner and model have famously been trying to have a baby. chrissy teigen made the happy announcement. john and i are so happy to announce that we are pregnant. >> even he's pregnant too.
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years, the blog transformed from photos only to a story telling blog. pairing quotes with pictures. this combination led to the creation of his latest book, "humans of new york stories." >> i realized that i was already going through the effort to approach a stranger and get them to let me take their photo. and it was only a small step from that to speaking with this person and learning about their lives and learning about their stories. >> reporter: i was curious to see how he's able to get people to reveal so much of themselves. using me as an example. excuse me, do you mind if i take your photograph? >> i don't mind. >> what started as a mock interview quickly became real. >> can you tell me the single moment in your life that you felt loss most acutely? >> i know this sounds odd because i'd gone through hell, loss of my health twice, my mom, my dad. when my dog died earlier this year after almost 18 years, i mean, that's the one constant in
my life through all the losses that i've had. kj was the one who got me through and so it was hard to get out of bed. i was shocked that of all the losses, my beloved pet, but it made sense in the end because talking about unconditional love. about unconditional love. >> what an incredible story. not only robin's story but what he's doing. he's got over 15 million followers on social media. this guy is really good at asking questions and in the right way, right? >> the right tone. it's not always easy. it's really hard. he says the first question he also asks interview subjects, what is your greatest struggle right now. >> i love that. the simplest questions are often the best ones. >> good point. we'll be back. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two
making news in america this morning, showdown in vegas. the democrats now getting their turn on the presidential debate stage. hillary clinton's potential for a huge moment but will donald trump find a way to upstage her. breaking overnight, massive explosion, another huge blast rocks the same chinese city where 173 people were killed earlier this year. the warehouse combusts lighting up the night sky. sweet revenge. new york gives l.a. plenty of payback last night. the mets fans let chase utley hear it after he breaks the leg of ruben tejada and now the mayors are even getting io this east coast/west coast baseball battle. pinup cover-up. "playboy" doing away with nude