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this morning on "world news now," shouting match on the hill. republicans and democrats in congress battle it out over benghazi and politics as hillary clinton stays calm. the 11-hour hearing by the numbers just ahead. >> washed out. happening now, the flash flooding threat in north texas as the region braces for up to ten inches of rain. homes washed away and storms even threatening the current quest for the world series. and new this half hour, also in texas, cops on the lookout. >> for a group of four escapees. the emus, yes emus still on the loose overnight. and we're getting a sneak peek at john travolta's big comeback to the small screen. can you guess who he's portraying in the upcoming fx series ""american crime story""
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in the it's friday, october 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now". >> good morning. >> we have emus and john travolta to get to. hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail this morning after an 11-hour day before the benghazi committee. >> and clinton the chairman of the committee shaking hands there. when it was all over after 9:00 p.m. eastern. talk about marathon hearing. before that hours of very aggressive questioning and tense moments. can abc's jonathan carl reports from capitol hill. >> hillary clinton was all smiles as she came before the committee that she's accuses of being on a partisan witch hunt with huge crowds lining the hallways outside from the start the republican chairman was defensive. >> madame secretary, i understand. >> there are people frankly in both party who have suggested
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that this investigation is about you. let me assure you it is not and let me assure you why it is not. this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. >> and the top democrat on the attack. >> republicans are squandering millions of taxpayer dollars on this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. >> republicans released a never seen before e-mail mrs. clinton wrote on the very night of that deadly attack at benghazi. it was addressed to diane reynolds, the name she used for e-mail sent to her daughter chelsea. two of our officers were killed in benghazi by an al qaeda linked group. that's quite different than what the obama administration said in the days after the attack that killed four americans including and bass door chris stevens that it was a spontaneous protest over an anti-islamic video that grew violent. >> you tell the american people one thing, you tell your family an entirely different story.
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why didn't you just speak plain to the american people? >> well, congressman, there was a lot of conflicting information that we were trying to make sense of. the situation was very fluid. it was fast-moving. > republicans also demanding to know why the state department had denied several request requests for more security in the months before the attack. >> can you not for why that is, why we have increasing requests and yet no increase in security? >> well, congressman, i can only tell you that i know a number of requests were fulfilled. and some were not. >> mrs. clinton took responsibility for what happened as she has in the past. >> i would imagine i've thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been racking my brain about what more could have been done. >> republicans came with printouts of clinton's e-mails related to lynnia and asked why there were so few in the months before the attack implying that
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she was not paying attention. >> libya, benghazi, chris stevens, the staff there, they seem to fall off your radar in 2012 and the situation is getting much worse. >> well, congresswoman, i did not conduct most of the business that i did on behalf of our country on e-mail. i conducted it in meetings. i read massive amounts of memos, great deal of classified information. i made a lot of secure phone calls. i was in and out of the white house all the time. >> and again and again, republicans pressed her about her e-mails from her old friend sidney blumenthal. >> help us understand how sidney blumenthal had that kind of access to you, madame secretary, but the ambassador did not. >> that line of questioning made democrats furious as the two sides started fighting with each other. >> the whole truth and nothing but the whole truth. that's what we want to have. let the world see it. >> why is it that you only w wa mr. blumenthal's transcript released. >> they went at it. hngt just looked on.
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if republicans were hoping to draw blood with this hearing, they cannot really succeed. in the face of questioning, hillary clinton was calm, sober and substantive and when republicans tried to engage her in political fights, she didn't take the bait. jonathan carl, abc news, capitol hill. hillary clinton did get three breaks during the hearings, each one about an hour long. so that means she spent more than eight hours before the panel. the word e-mail was mentioned near 300 times and the committee has interviewed 54 witnesses with more to come. so far the committee's investigation has cost taxpayers just under $5 million. a major political boost for republican presidential rsh candidate ben carson. one poll shows that he's a fronts runner iowa. the latest quinnipiac poll shows carson with 28% of the iowa vote, that's eight points ahead of donald trump. marco rubio 13% it, ted cruz 13% was trump slipping to second.
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>> one of the longest and most sophisticated drug smuggling tunnels has been discovered between the u.s. and mexico. authorities seized 12 tons after marijuana and arrested nearly two dozen people. 2400 foot tunnel connected warehouses in san diego ante wanna. it was lit, ventilated and equipped with a rail system. the arrests were the result of simultaneous sting operations in both countries. in iraq, the first american casualty to report in the fight against isis. it happened during a raid that saved the lives of dozens of captives. that took place not far from the isis strong hold of mosul. u.s. air strikes cleared the air to prevent isis reinforcements. american and kurdish special forces troops expected to find just 20 hostages but they were stunned. they came across 70. as many as 20 isis fighters were killed. american we mentioned was wounded and unfortunately did later die. we have breaking in us from nashville where one person has been killed in a shooting on the
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campus of tennessee state university. two others are hospitalized from the incident. metro nashville police say that that shooting happened around 11:00 p.m. last night from an apparent dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard. we'll bring you more details as soon as we get them. >> outrage is growing this morning over the latest police shooting that left a young black man dead. cory jones' family said prosecutors in palm beach county florida, told him the undercover officer never showed his badge and jones never fired his gun which i was licensed to carry. the 31-year-old musician was shot three times by officer nouman raja after his car broke down on a highway ramp. >> he called his big brother, cj. his brother offered to come and get him. he said no, i really need my car because i have to perform in church with the choir the next morning. >> police say officer raja stopped to investigate what he believed was an aabandoned car
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and confronted by an armed man. he's now on paid leave. flash flood warnings are in effect for north texas overnight as the region is hit with the first rain in weeks. this was the scene at an rv park in the town of rankin. several travel trailers and rvs floating away and travel delays were reported at love field in dallas. the morning's commute expected to be a major challenge. and those rains do not look to be letting up anytime soon. >> for a look at the forecast including a major hurricane in the pacific, let's head over to accuweather, justin povick. good morning to you. >> thanks. good morning to you. heavy rainfall and dangerous flash flooding. unfortunately, that returns to much of texas throughout the day into the overnight and also for the upcoming weekend. i'm very concerned from dallas to abilene. some spots here through the weekend could experience six to even 12 inches of rain. then we have dangerous hurricane patricia bending to the north.
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likely to strike the western portion of mexico later on this afternoon. phillip and reena, back to you. >> thank you, justin. presidential candidate and new jersey governor chris christie is facing a lawsuit stemming from last year's ebola outbreak. a nurse is seeking a quarter million dollars in damages. kaci hickox was quash teens after having contact with ebola patients in africa. she said she was illegally held in a tent against her will even though she had no symptoms. she said he was driven by fear and politics, not public health concerns. ten sex abuse victims of jared fogle are getting checks of $100,000 each. fogel pleaded guilty to child abuse and sex crime charges and due to be sentenced next month. prosecutors say it's rare that restitution is paid before the sentence is handed out. he faces a minimum of five years in prison. in the swiss alps, a camera captured the amazing moment when a giant chunk of rock broke off
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the side of a mountain and thundered downhill. the sight site had been under observation for some time after instruments recorded significant erosion. as a precaution the village at the foot of the mountain was evacuated ahead of time and thankfully, nobody was injured. well, back here at home, a breaking news situation near austin, texas. ladies and gentlemen, there's a gang of emus on the loose. >> yep, the four of them they escaped their enclosure. they were seen walking down the street in round rock their names emmitt. >> as in emmitt smith. >> exactly. there you go. >> and the others as in hughey, dewey and louis. >> oh. as in hughey and the news. >> there you go. you're on fire this morning. >> i had my coffee. it's friday. >> we should say the names of the nephews of donald duck, hugh i, dewey and louis.
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they're considered highly dangerous and residents have been told to avoid them, not to feed them. efforts to get them back to their fenced in backyard will resume this morning. again, folks, possibly armed and dangerous. do not feed them. lock your doors. >> hughey, dewey and louis are not hughey and the news. >> donald duck had nephews. >> i'm right in the middle of both. >> you clearly didn't watch duck tails. i'm going to get you a little episode on youtube. >> i clearly need it. coming up next, distracted driving. > what we're finding out about those hands free devices. a new study says they're not as safe as we've been told. >> coming up in "the skinny," john travolta how we've never seen him before. his big tv comeback role next year. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather. brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. urance. >> i'm alex trebek.
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distracted driving has long been a growing danger on the roads. so for years, we've been told to use those hands free mobile devices behind the wheel. >> a new study is providing more evidence that hands free is not exactly risk free. abc's clayton sandell las more. >> near chicago, investigators say the driver of this car that ended up crushed under a big rig killing a passenger may have been texting. distracted driving is one of the biggest dangers on the road. but a new aaa study says those hands free systems that are supposed to make us safer -- >> calling dell read. >> can themselves be highly distracting. > oh, my gosh, i guess that is a stop sign. >> aaa tested about a dozen hands free systems. chevys rated a mild distraction.
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siri on the iphone rated high. the mazda 6 very high. chevy and mazda did not return our calls. apple declined to comment. most surprising, the study found distractions don't stop when you hang up. >> aaa found hands free technologies can keep distracting you up to half a minute longer, enough time to drive three football fields going only 25 miles an hour. >> hands free isn't risk free and using your voice to try to interact with the systems can lead to levels of distraction that are unsafe. >> researchers say keep your eyes on the road and for that 27 seconds your brain, too. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> you've got to put the cell phone inside the glove compartment to drive these days. >> it sure is really, really distracting and dangerous. >> when we come back, john travolta's big television comeback. >> and justin bieber putting sorry to a song. "the skinny" up next. "world news no
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> okay. welcome back. time for the skinny. topping our headlines this morning, a sneak peek at a television comeback that has our jaws dropping. it was pretty good. >> he's come a long way from vinnie barbarino and even edna turnblad. talking about, of course, john travolta. he's playing an
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attorney, robert shapiro. he sits down with cuba gooding as o.j. simpson in the latest teaser for "american crime story." >> anytime that i take on a new criminal case, i always ask the client a question. now, i won't be judgmental. so -- >> wow. of course, they cut away just before he asked gooding, simpson, the big question whether he killed his ex-wife nicole brown simpson and her friend ronald goldman and robert kardashian going to be played by david schwimmer. >> wow. riveting. as you can see, travolta, he just nails it as shapiro. "american crime story," the people versus o.j. simpson will be premiere in february on fx. up next, justin bieber certainly full of surprises these days. >> the singer just dropped a video for his single "sorry" off of his upcoming album "purpose." a day earlier than he promised. he based the lyrics seems to be
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all about her, of course. always about her. selena gomez. he's begging for a second chance in one of the verses. ♪ one more shot at forgiveness >> interestingly enough, we never actually see bieber himself in the video. his new album "purpose" will drop in full on november 13th. >> this is like justin timberlake and britney spears all over again. that whole saga from the last generation. >> who else has a new good music video out? gwen stefani, people are saying also about her ex. >> got to check that one out. another major singer making headlines this morning. >> following up on a story we brought you earlier this week. today adell is expected to release the first single for her upcoming album "25." we heard a tiny snippet of that single on british television "hello" which she dropped over
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the weekend. ♪ hello, it's me ♪ i was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet ♪ >> for a second there, i said hello and i thought she was going to say, is it me you're looking for. i was like wait a minute. >> haul and oates. >> adele just joined instagram yesterday and announced her upcoming album will drop on november 20th. >> finally, the world of professional sports intersecting with hollywood. >> actor vin diesel has revealed that his 7-year-old daughter is taking judo lessons from none other than ufc champ ronda rousey. >> diesel met her on set of "fast and furious" and it seems to be paying off. he told fox sports that thanks to her auntie ronda, his daughter is an orange belt with stripes in judo. >> he says he wants his daughter one day to be able to protect herself and be able to say no means no. don't mess with this girl. coming up, too much politics for one week. we'll be back. girl.
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whoa, it was quite a week for political theater both on the campaign trail and, of course, on capitol hill. >> and we all enjoyed a trip back to the future. and here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> i cannot and i will not give up my family time. i may not be on the road as often as previous speakers but i pledge to try and make up for it with more time communicating our vision, our message. >> it may very well be that that process by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. i've concluded it has closed. >> i'm not blaming george bush but i don't want jeb bush to say my brother kept us safe. >> does anybody actually blame
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my brother for the attacks on 9/11? if they do they're totally marginalizing our society. >> i would imagine i've thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. have i been racking my brain about what more could have been done. >> any attack against a house of faith is an attack on our freedom as americans which we all hold dear. and all americans should be >> concerned. >> i cannot imagine being the father of little lilly and to have your child in your hands under such circumstances. >> four police officers murdered in 11 months. that's about as bad as it gets. >> the lady who got hit was talking about it. she was going, he hit me in my head and choked me, and she was really emotional. >> smile. >> what is this? >> this is -- i'm taking a selfie with you guys. this is how we document important life events now.
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>> those stories about what happened. >> it's true. all of it. >> oh, what a week for "star war wars". you know, some people find the title of the force awakens a little flas blasphemous because some people in line are saying the force never sleeps. how can you say it awakens? >> they've got to find something. >> it's wakening the franchise after all these years. there's going to be two more movies after this one. how do i put my name in for a walk-on role for "star wars"? >> there's still two more to be done? >> do you have j.j. abrams e-mail on your computer? >> we can check it out. december 18th. that's when we can check it out. >> more news coming up. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, marathon hearing. hillary clinton defending her role over the benghazi attacks. >> i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> clinton getting emotional, the panel bickering back and forth. we're live in washington with the details. extreme weather. severe flooding in the south picking up a mobile home, moving it downstream. where it's all heading today plus the massive hurricane on the move being called potentially catastrophic. close call. a couple in a coffee shop running for safety when they see a bus coming right at them. and caught on camera. on the lam, a wild goose chase with a bunch of emus.

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