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this morning on "world news now," president trump is reacting to the first criminal indictments handed down in the russia investigation. and tweets, the president is denying any collusion and his white house is down playing the roles of his former advisers. we'll bring you the very latest. powerful storm in new england, a home swept away by floodwaters. hurricane-forbes -- hurricane-force winds and torrential rains downing trees. also this half hour, there are new doubts about the story of the two hawaii women lost at sea for months. >> we're just learning that they had an emergency beacon on board eir explanation ahead.dn't ave and then the trumps host halloween at the white house th
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costume. see the look that really got the president's attention on this tuesday, october 31st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you made it to the white house? >> in my little dinosaur costume. >> not so little dinosaur costume. >> robert mueller is dressing as everything to get a little information on the white house. the white house is a little spooked. after what happened. the latest development in the investigations. the possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia. the indictments of three former advisers. >> paul manafort and rick gates have pleaded not guilty to a dozen counts, mostly stemming from business dealings. but former adviser george papadopoulos has cut a deal. pleading guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with the russians. and president trump is proclaiming on twitter that there is no collusion. >> if convicted, manafort could face 20 years behind bars.
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legal experts believe robert mueller may be using the possible sentence as leverage to get him to turn on others. but in the past, manafort had categorically denied that the campaign had anything to do with russia. >> are there any ties between mr. trump, you and your campaign and putin and his regime? >> no, there are not. it's absurd. there's no basis to it. >> manafort helped orchestrate drum -- donald trump's convention. manafort and rick gates are now under house arrest and due back in court this thursday. >> george papadopoulos is now cooperating with the fbi. after initially making fall statements. >> i >> he claims campaign officials were willing to accept help. brian ross with the details. >> reporter: it is the biggest break in the case yet, the strongest evidence yet of possible collusion with details of how this trump campaign
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adviser. 30 year old george papadopoulos worked with suspected russian agents and denied it to the fbi as he did when he talked with abc news earlier this year. the special counsel revealed that he pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the fbi on october 5th and has been secretly cooperating. >> it's very significant to have an official with any major presidential campaign admitting that they're working with the russian government to hurt their opponent and admitting that they lied about that fact to cover it up. >> reporter: papadopoulos joined the trump campaign in march of 2016. >> george papadopoulos. >> reporter: donald trump's now well-known words of praise. >> excellent guy. >> reporter: but three days later, papadopoulos was in london meeting with his russian connections, including a woman i he thought was vladimir
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niece but turns out was not. according to the fbi, the russians told papadopoulos on april 26th they had dirt on hillary clinton and thousands of e-mails long before they were made public. the day after that pivotal meeting, donald trump gave his first foreign policy speech with an emphasis on russia. >> i believe an easing of tensions, improved relations with russia from a position of strength only is possible. absolutely possible. >> reporter: according to court filings, papadopoulos, as an unpaid adviser reported to four separate advisers. trying to set up a meeting between trump and putin. one told him great job and another wrote an e-mail, i would encourage you. yet the president has repeatedly denied his campaign had any connection with anyone in russia. including this exchange with abc's cecelia vega. >> did you or anyone in your campaign have any contact with russia leading up to the campaign? none at all. >> reporter: none at all he said. the four officials to whom
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named in the charges but if they, too, lied about the russian contacts they also will face criminal prosecution. brian ross. abc news. and there are new reports that president trump is fuming over the allegations. sources tell abc news he had no advance notice from special counsel robert mueller's office. >> he said sorry, but this is years ago before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. but why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus. also, there is no collusion. there's nothing in the manafort indictment about collusion. the guilty plea on papadopoulos centered on the russians, about getting dirt on hillary clinton. >> we've been saying from day one, there's been no evidence of trump/russia collusion and nothing in the indictment changes that at all. >> when sanders was asked if the president was ruling out firing robert mueller, sanders said there were no plans to make any
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charges to the special counsel. >> speaking to reporters in his native wisconsin, ryan called it big news but said he had not read the indictment. ryan also said he feels very good about the tax bill that republicans are going to release tomorrow. officials say u.s. commandos have captured one of the organizers of the benghazi attack. he is now on board a warship and will be taken to the u.s. for trial. he's the second person facing charges for the 2012 attacks on a diplomatic compound and cia base. the ambassador to libya and others were killed in that attack. and army sergeant bowe bergdahl apologized to those who searched for him in afghanistan. he pleaded guilty to desertion. he was captured by the taliban hours after walking off his post and brought home in a prisoner swap. he choked up as he sa
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admitting he made a horrible mistake. cleanup crews across the northeast have another tough day ahead with more than a million from new york to maine still without power after two days of torrential rains and hurricane-force winds as well as powerful floodwaters, as we watched this in new hampshire, sweeping an entire home down the river. look as it crumbles into that bridge. here's adrian bankert. >> reporter: high winds rock the northeast, an intense storm knocking out power to more than a million people. waterways swollen after a half foot of rain. this house swept away by a rising river before it crashes into a bridge. winds gusting to 80 miles per hour throughout new england. the ceiling tiles rattling inside this rhode island hotel. in massachusetts, tree after tree crashing down. >> everybody needs to use caution because the ground is a soggy and the trees are falling.
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>> reporter: lisa gomez and her husband inside when a tree tore off the back of her home. >> this is my family home, my childhood home. >> reporter: you grew up here. >> yeah. it's very special to me, and that's the part that bothers me the most. >> reporter: fallen debris and power outages stranding this amtrak train. passengers arriving in boston nearly ten hours late. >> it was a nerve-wracking experience, but i'm glad it's over. >> reporter: the power could be out for days. here's one big reason why a lot of streets look like this. this huge tree uprooted, lifting up the sidewalk, dangling in power lines. in some cases entire towns are without power. adrian bankert, massachusetts. >> quite a scene there in massachusetts. we're learning new details this morning about the two women rescued last week by the u.s. navy after supposedly being lost at sea for more than five months with their two dogs. a spokesman for the coast guard says they had an emergency beacon on their sailboat, but they never turned it on.
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during a survivor debrief, the two told officials they never activated the beacon because they never felt truly in distress nor did they think the situation was dire enough to warrant it. the women also said that they had six forms of communication that all went dead. >> hmm. >> interesting. plot thickens here. and the president and first lady got a jump start on halloween, hosting a big public celebration last night. the white house was decorated with a giant spider web and bats. the whole nine yards. >> and the president had a big reaction and tap on the head for a kid dressed as a minion. a t-rex was in attendance. >> that's how you're supposed to wear the costume. there was also a kid in a skeleton costume and a make america great again hat. he got plenty of attention. >> mixed messages there. what's the kid in all black?
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>> oh. >> that's bob mueller right there with the wire tap. >> trying, trying to get as much information as possible. coming up, we're breaking down the biggest horror movies of all time. >> if you need help picking out a scary movie, let us be your guide. we'll tell you which ones are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. and why horror is so hot right now. speaking of hot, the ballroom is on fire, because last night's "dancing with the stars" didn't only scare fans, it shocked them as well. we'll tell you what had everyone gasping. >> but first, here's a look at your halloween forecast.
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america has taken the unprecedented step of banning the disgraced hollywood mogul for life. in the statement, it said its board of directors voted unanimously for the ban. am kevin spacey will not be recognized. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: netflix and "house of cards" say they are deeply troubled about allegations against kevin spacey. anthony rapp said the actor made a sexual advance to him when he was just 14. rapp says spacy, then 26 invited him to a party one night. when everyone left, spacey laid him down on a bed and pressed up against him.
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spacy he says he does not remember the encounter, adding, i owe him the deepest apology. and i choose now to live as a gay man. the "house of cards" star is under fire, critics say he was trying to shift the focus from the alleged abuse of a child. actor zachary quinto called it aical claa calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation that he attempted to molest. and wanda sykes tweeted, no, no, no, no, no. you do not get to hide under the rainbow. studio executives say they plan to meet with the rest of the cast and crew to make sure they feel safe and supported. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> so season six apparently will be it for "house of cards." when we come back, it was a
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spooktacular night on "dancing with the stars." >> we'll have the frightening results coming up on "the skinny," that's next. spooktacular night on "dancing with the stars." rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. that cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! why take 4-hour cough medicine? just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this.
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halloween candy's actually a sore subject for me. they call it fun size. but look at this. when you're my size, this isn't fun. this is bull [ bleep ] ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> shaquille o'neil, not just good at basketball but guest hosting on the jimmy kimmel show and so far, hit it out of the park. >> he has an all-star line up for the rest of the week. >> we have a spooky skinny. we are heading to the ballroom where some celebs got the treat, some got tricked. yeah, halloween night on "dancing with the stars" did not disappoint. >> there were a couple
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scores last night. starting with jordan, you know, that kid from "hamilton". is this david -- >> do, do, do, do. >> martin gehrigs. it's so weird to listen to it sober. that's the problem. that's why i didn't know who it was. so they had a pretty good time there, doing a little red riding hood themed dance. and even though there was a set snafu when lindsey's door wouldn't open. what do you mean the door wouldn't open? >> there was a problem with the set. but they didn't miss a beat. so they handled really well. and the judges gave them credit for that. here's the shocker. frankie muniz and whitney. >> yeah. >> they did this creatively creepy contemporary dance. the judges loved it. malcolm in the middle is now at the top. >> wow. >> we're going to have to change the name of his old show. of course the night wa
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it was time for the elimination. bottom couples were nikki and artem and vanessa, whose husband went home last week and max. and in a horrifying twist of double elimination sent both couples, gone. >> you're both going home. >> oh, that was just mean. talk about a trick instead of a treat. >> that was not very nice. >> yeah, well, all four of them will be on "good morning, america" later today. that's the good news at least. >> that's a consolation prize? >> at least for vanessa. nick is at home. they get to go back to hanging out together. some celebrities are making money well after their passing. we'll look at some of the top-earning stars who have already passed away. at number three, charles schulz. with $38 million. the cartoonist best known for the
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isn't making peanuts. >> coming in second, arnold palmer with $40 million, seven major championships in his six-decade career, and was dubbed the king of the course. there's a drink named after him. i know him. >> another king took the top spot. ♪ thriller ♪ >> talking about michael jackson, earning $75 million, his estate at least. "thriller" is the best-selling album of all time, with 65 million copies worldwide. heidi klum is known for her over the top halloween costumes, and she teased fans on instagram with what's coming up this year. >> we thought we would look back at some of her costumes. the best ones. here she is in 2008 as a hindu goddess. >> she dressed as a cadaver in 2011, even rolling in on an autopsy table and was unrecognizable as jessica
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ah! >> a look at our very own scare cam set inside the recording booths here. >> oh, we got some of them. >> speaking of scary. >> i can't breathe. >> you need to have your mask on. >> who are you, like future? >> i'm really enjoying these costumes right now, i do have to say. so let's talk some horror movies, because that's what you reminded me of just now. horror movies have been making a killing at the box office. that's "jigsaw", beating out the competition.
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>> and "it", another sensation, becoming the fourth-biggest r-rated movie ever. >> and when it comes to the top horror movies of all time, rotten tomatoes ranks a movie from this year above all the rest. >> let's work backwards with number three, the master of s suspense, alfred hitchcock, freaking out moviegoers when it first came out in 1960 with a story about norman bates and the family business. >> number two, "the cabinet of dr. caligary"? >> who made this? >> the greatest horror movie of all time? >> my favorite, "boo 2." >> that is not the top of the list. >> "boo
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that is not the top of the list. let's take a look. >> sink into the floor. >> wait, wait, wait. >> sink. >> not the sunken place. get out has taken the top spot. >> ooh, you like that one. >> the story about a boyfriend's increasingly disturbing discoveries when the interracial couple heads to her parents' home for an introduction. >> today it's grossed over $253 million worldwide and only cost $4.5 million to make. critics loved it. "get out" earned lots of reviews like this one, saying "get out" is the sharpest, most thoughtful and against all odds funniest horror film that hollywood has turned out. >> and another says a scott a minute horror show. >> you think the reason they loved it so much was your getup? >> it's way too early to see
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this outfit. >> thanks for watching,
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making news in america this morning, damage control. the president's former campaign chairman and his associate under house arrest this morning indicted as the spotlight turns to a young foreign policy adviser and his guilty plea. >> we've been saying from day one there's been no evidence of trump/russia collusion. >> what these charges could signal about the investigation's future. breaking overnight, russian ties revealed. hours before they're called before congress facebook and twitter reveal russian ads reached far more americans than previously disclosed. caught on camera, boating disaster. fierce surf capsizes this boat. >> i was swimming next to him so i was really kind of struggling just to get out of the area. >> how a boy came

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