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this morning on "world news now," tough questions today for hillary clinton. members of congress want answers about the deadly benghazi attack again. the political firestorm for the democratic front-runner just hours from now. clinton's democratic rival joe biden deciding he's not running for president. biden's gut wrenching decision and what it means for the entire presidential race. >> and new this half hour, cries for help moments after a plane crash. >> a 14-year-old girl's pleas to 911 operators after her father's small plane crash. the critical moments for first responders trying to locate her. >> and later the personal decision made by lamar odom and khloe kardashian after his trip to a brothel and brush with death. that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, october 22nd.
>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning on this very busy thursday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm phillip mena. we begin in washington where hillary clinton heads to capitol hill this morning where she will face intense questioning on the benghazi attack. >> yeah, her supporters say the appearance before the republican-led committee is all about politics. abc's serena marshall has a preview. >> reporter: eight hours at least in front of the house select committee on benghazi for democratic front-runner hillary clinton. investigating the september 11th, 2012 attacks that left ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead. it was the first time in three decades that an american diplomat died overseas in 2013, clinton took responsibility. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what
happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> reporter: today clinton will be questioned by seven republicans and five democrats on the panel, each getting ten minutes and don't expect questions about clinton's private e-mail unless they're directly related to benghazi. >> chairman trey gowdy looking for answers to new evidence. >> none of the seven previous committees bothered to access the e-mails of our ambassador. if you want a window into libya and what was happening in the weeks and months before these four were killed, why would you not look at the ambassador's e-mails? >> as for clinton, she isn't expecting to add much. >> i've already testified about benghazi. i testified to the best of my ability before the senate and the house. i don't know that i have much to add. >> reporter: the pressure is on the committee accused of playing politics during an election year to produce new evidence. and for clinton, after a strong showing at the first debate and official word that vice president biden isn't running a successful day means clearing her third political hurdle in
recent weeks. serena marshall, abc news, washington. >> thank you. also on capitol hill, congressman paul ryan is getting support from a key group of republicans in his bid for speaker. two-thirds of the freedom caucus, a group of about 40 lawmakers agreed last night to back ryan as the speaker and while that's good news for ryan, it's still not enough to ensure that he will be elected. >> on the other end of pennsylvania avenue, that big announcement from vice president joe biden making the painstaking decision not to run for president. a white house spokesman says president obama served as a sounding board as biden considered mounting what would have been his third presidential campaign. it's your voice, your vote. and abc's jonathan carl was there for biden's big announcement. >> reporter: with his wife and his boss at his side, joe biden walked into the rose garden, the final steps on a painful journey. he and his family were finally prepared to run, but he concluded, the window has simply closed. >> unfortunately, i believe
we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> reporter: biden's friends say he had desperately wanted to run for president -- he had even talked to supporters about launching a campaign -- but always hanging over his decision was the grief surrounding the death earlier this year of his son, beau. you could see biden still struggling with the loss in an interview last month with stephen colbert. >> but i find myself -- you understand it, i -- just sometimes, it just sort of overwhelms you. >> reporter: in the rose garden, with virtually all of the president's and vice president's senior advisers looking on, biden said his family is now in a better place. >> sooner, rather than later, when you think of your loved one, it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes. well, that's where the bidens are today, thank god. >> reporter: in fact, much of biden's announcement sounded like a campaign speech, including two clear messages to
hillary clinton. one on what she said in last week's debate, when asked to name her favorite enemies. >> well, in addition to the nra, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the iranians, probably the republicans. >> i don't think we should look at republicans as our enemies. they are our opposition. they are not our enemies. and for the sake of the country, we have to work together. >> shortly after biden walked out of the roz garden, he received a call from hillary clinton who then put out a statement praising him saying, i am confident that history isn't finished with joe biden. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. breaking news from new mexico where an albuquerque police officer has been shot. investigators say the officer was hit several times after making a traffic stop. the suspect considered armed and dangerous, is still on loose. residents are being warned to stay behind their locked doors.
>> also from albuquerque, breaking news in that deadly road rage shooting that left a 4-year-old girl dead. police have arrested tony torrez and charged him with murder after they say he confessed to the shooting. lilly garcia was riding in the back of her dad's truck when he was forced out of his lane by another driver. the two exchanged words, and then police say torrez fired into garcia's truck hitting the little girl. we're now hearing the brave 911 call made by a 14-year-old girl who had just survived a small plane crash. the teen was flying with her father last week in idaho when their plane went down. despite the traumatic event, she made a call for help. >> 911, what is your emergency. >> my dad had a plane crash and i don't know where we are. >> she stayed on the line while >> a search plane located them and directed a rescue team on the ground. during that time, the girl tried cpr on her father four times but despite her efforts, he passed away. extreme weather making a real mess in the southwest.
hail was a problem in new mexico. some of it coming down was the size of eggs. there was also large hail and strong wind in the el paso, texas, area. the storms in the region are far from over. justin povick at accuweather has more. hey, justin, good morning. >> rina and phillip, thanks and good morning to you. very concerning what's going on over the south plains with the potential for flash flooding in very heavy rainfall and mind you, this is an area that has been in a drought for the past couple of months. heavy rains will continue here through texas into the weekend. we also have patricia which is making its move off to the north and west bending back into mexico as a hurricane. later on this week. reena and phillip, back to you. >> thank you, justin. hands free technology is apparently not the ultimate solution for distracted driving. a new study found it can take 27 seconds for a driver using voice commands to regain full alertness. researchers say people blew
through stop signs and had close calls and traveled the length of three football fields all because their text or call was still on their mind. the aaa study also found the type of system in your car also impacted the level of distraction. >> u.p.s. has agreed to return more than $4 million to settle accusations over overcharging. the lawsuit was brought by government customers in 14 states claiming they paid premium prices for overnight deliveries that did not arrive on time. the suit also charged that u.p.s. employees falsified delivery records preventing customers from getting refunds. that's not cool. >> huh-uh. what is cool, the nfl week seven, that gets under way tonight which basically that means there's still a long, long way to go before the super bowl. but preparations for that day are well under way. >> case in point, kitten bowl 3. it was filmed yesterday here in new york, plenty of cute kittens running around in kitten sized stadium. they were climbing on the
uprights and playing with little footballs just having a great time and looking for dan harris. he loves cats. >> that's right. >> the kitten bowl is meant as a way of getting these cats into permanent homes. which that's the cool part of it. it will air on the hallmark channel on february 7th. of course, that is the day of the super bowl. >> they are very cute. i'd love to adopt all of them. >> that's such a great idea. they had the puppy bowl for a while and now they've got the kitten bowl. >> spread the love. i'd like that one. >> it's a great cause. peel yourself away from the game at halftime i guess so able to check it out. >> sounds good. coming up in "the skinny," the time travelers from "back to the future" a little confused about 2015. their laughs with jimmy kimmel. >> also ahead, the science of fear. take a trip inside a university laboratory dedicated to scaring people. could fright actually be good for you? >> but first a real-life scare for a woman trapped in her car for six days after an accident. her crippling injuries and her
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a consumer alert about a fire risk in millions of toyota cars and trucks. the automaker is recalling 6.5 million cars worldwide because of power window switches that can overheat, melt and cause a fire. most of the cars are in north america and they include toyota's most popular compacts, sedans, pickups and suvs. the problem is blamed on a factory error. one injury has been reported. >> another auto recall involving jen motors vehicles is at the center of a lawsuit against the company. >> the woman who filed it claims gm's recall notice beak got her too late. gio benitez has the details. >> reporter: 45-year-old kristin hopkins survived six days trapped in her wrecked car and ultimately lost her legs below the knees, is taking on automotive giant gm, claiming the 2014 accident was the company's fault. >> i woke up on the roof of my car because it was upside down. >> reporter: her 2009 chevy
malibu plummeting 300 feet from this colorado road. the single mother of four writing on an umbrella, "need doctor, hurt and bleeding." how do you survive that? >> the sheer will to live. hoping to see my kids again. >> reporter: her lawsuit just filed alleges that the power steering and electronic stability control failed. >> we think that had these failures not occurred, then this crash wouldn't have happened. >> reporter: in fact, gm has issued safety recalls for the same problems she alleges she had with the 2009 malibu, but she says, she got her first recall letter from gm nearly three months after her accident. the second, just weeks ago. what is your message now to gm? >> basically, why did this happen? >> reporter: and now gm tells us it is taking this very, very seriously but they want to look at that car to see what happened and why. reena and phillip. >> thank you so much for that.
>> kristin hopkins is now 3 inches taller because of the prosthetic legs and while she's going through this rehabilitation, her kids were sent to live with her etch husband while she's recovering. >> that must be hard. >> absolutely. >> hard to do. her attorney apparently saying they hope maybe this teaches gm a lesson not to wait so long to issue a recall. >> maybe it will. coming up, khloe kardashian and lamar odom rethinking their divorce. >> and the actress who calls out a magazine for how they photoshopped her figure. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
♪ skinny, so skinny >> kim kardashian celebrated her 35th birthday yesterday with a surprise birthday bash thrown by kanye. >> one guest was notably absent, her sister khloe. she remains by lamar odom's side as he recovers from an apparent overdose. >> the formerly estranged husband and wife were headed for divorce but yesterday they put all that on hold. khloe's attorney successfully petitioned the county court to pull their divorce papers. >> they filed in 2013 but remain legally married. khloe has had to make his medical decisions while he was in a coma for four days. he is reportedly still on dialysis but is recovering which is great news. >> so many people really pulling
for him and a lot of people happy to see they're back together. love can conquer all. it can help a lot of people. >> you hope so. >> zendaya is known for her advocacy for positive body image. and i sure love this story because she's speaking out once again after discovering how a major fashion magazine photoshoped her body. she's only 19 years old and the actress landed a cover of and shocked to learn her thighs and torso ha have been photoshoped to look thinner. >> she release the before and after shots. these are the things that make women self-conscious and create the unrealistic ideals of beauty we have and thanked the magazine for pulling the manipulated images. a 19-year-old already getting photoshoped. >> way to go for her for putting the pressure on the magazine and saying that's not my body because most people would not do that. >> that's darn right. you get a chance to be in a magazine, photoshop all you
want. ere. the young women out view ture" day. was "back to the the day marty mcfly and doc brown traveled to the future. last night on jimmy kimmel live" had he made it from hill valley in 1985 to brooklyn. >> having just time traveled 30 years they were confused and disappointed with our apparent lack of development in the time being. >> apparently, the technological and cultural achievements of this era are somewhat underwhelming. >> smile. >> what is this? >> this is -- i'm taking a selfie with you guys. this is how we document important life events now that happen. >> that was a great moment. >> yep. >> also guests on the show last night was democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders who earlier in the evening had a chance to talk about the future with the man who knows best, of course, doc brown. >> some similarities there.
>> that's a cool picture. >> it sure is. and bernie sanders he might be getting some competition from a new candidate. >> at last night's 30th anniversary screening here in new york, our skinny street team hit the red carpet and caught up with goldie wilson, the young diner worker from "back to the future" who ended up mayor of hill valley and we got the exclusive on his campaign policy. >> as the mayor of hill valley in the future, i wanted to reign spreep over traffic issues in the air. progress is my middle name. honesty, decency, integrity. vote for goldie. >> heard it here first, folks. vote for goldie. progress is his middle name. if you were banking on biden, you've got to just go with goldie. >> there's some room in the race now. and did you enjoy your "back to the future" day? >> i loved that movie, everything about it. too bad it's over. cubs didn't win. >> all right. coming up, how getting scared can actually be good for you. getting scared
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♪ this time of year, plenty of us love to get creeped out. and if you ever wondered why that is, the answer could be biological. >> abc's nick watt spent some time with researchers and as it turns out, getting scared might actually be good for you. aah! ? >> reporter: why, oh, why, do we do this to ourselves? the answer might lurk right here. let's rewind. >> let's get this over with. >> nice to see you. >> hi. >> reporter: i'm in a makeshift lab in the basement of the scare house, halloween attraction with two university of pittsburgh scientists who think getting scared. >> hi, might actually be good for us. so i'm a guinea pig in your experiment. >> absolutely or you will be once you sign this consent form.
>> then a series of prescare house stress tests including holding hands with one of the scientists while listening to ugly noises. they've been wiring up a few volunteers like me. i'm going in. >> no, no, no, no, no, no. >> i jumped so hard, i pulled my finger monitor off. i'm not sure it survived or is going to take many good readings. this place is only open 24 days a year and the run up to halloween has amazing sets and 100 actors and margie kerr, one of the designers of this terror fest who just wrote a book aptly nameded "scared." >> our thinking brain is taking a break. all of the worry and concern gets pushed to the side because our body wants to prioritize things that help us survive. >> reporter: my post scare house analysis -- >> i didn't flinch at all with
the noises. i should be more chilled because i've just been scared half to death. this really might be good for us, and that's why we do it. >> hi. happy halloween. nick watt, abc news, pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> oh! >> no thank you. no thank you. my brain can take breaks in other ways. >> wow. >> look, it's already getting weird. >> it's pretty spooky. it's getting very weird. this earthquake that's happening. > starting to get the fear. >> i think our eyes are going to be killed by this light right here. >> there you go. no possible way we're going to be able to read what's in front of us. thanks a lot, guys. >> i've just been blinded by the light. >> i have no idea. go to social media. you know what it is. i can't see anymore. >> scary. scary stuff. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, benghazi testimony. hillary clinton is set to face a congressional panel again answering questions about the attacks. that killed four americans. we're live in washington with what could be the biggest day in clinton's presidential campaign. breaking overnight, a confession in the road rage killing of a 4-year-old girl. the new picture of the suspect and what he told police. new this morning, left alone and locked inside a day-care center, police bust through the door finding the crying baby inside a dark room. so how did it happen? and world series bound. the mets derail the cubs' quest. all the highlights and celebrations well into the night.