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making news this morning, massacre in the suburbs. >> an affluent california beach town rocked by violence it's never seen before. a gunman opens fire inside a busy hair salon. new details overnight. and political shocker. from unknown to number one in a matter of weeks. herman cain tops the new polls despite his controversial tax plan. and busted. hollywood superstars hacked, exposing private e-mails and photos. now, the fbi says, they know who did it. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> and i'm rob nelson. police have now identified the suspect in the worst mass killing in the history of orange
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county, california. scott evans kedraai, is in custody. >> he opened fire, leaving eight people dead. >> reporter: the lights are on at the salon meritage, as investigators, including the coroner, combs through the evidence and witnesses try to make sense of what happened. >> all i could hear was pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: kathy magee was in a back room inside the salon, as gunfire erupted. >> a client that was getting her hair done came into my room. opened the door. closed the door. locked the door. and we all kind of hovered down. all i could hear were screams. and shots. >> reporter: relatives tell eyewitness news, salon employee, michelle fornet, was killed in the shooting. the alleged shooter, michelle's
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ex-husband, scott dekraai. he shot eight people. christine says randy cut her hair at the salon this morning. >> it scared the hell out of me. it just does. i'm going, what in the world? it could have been me. >> reporter: the suspect fled the scene in this white, toyota. officers opened up the button-down shirt. >> they had him by the shirt. when they pulled the shirt up, they realized he had a bullet-proof vest. an they took the vest off. >> reporter: police placed that body armor on this vehicle, along with what appears to be his shoes and casings from the gun. >> i think a lot of people are walking around in disbelief. >> reporter: this look says it all for this community. hugs are not enough.nts say thi incomprehensible. >> one shooting victim remains in the hospital in critical condition. this story from northern
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california overnight. the collision of two amtrak passenger trains injured close to 20 people. one train was at a station in oakland, when the other one bumped into it at low speed. all the injuries described as bumps and bruises. one locomotive derailed just slightly. the first votes in the 2012 presidential race could be cost in less than two months. new hampshire may move its first in the nation primary up to december 6th. but if the vote for to take place today, there might be a very surprising victor. abc's john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, tanya. you're right. there's a lot going on in the republican presidential race right now. michele bachmann and donald trump will meet in new york later today. but all the excitement revolves around an unlikely favorite. the guy from godfather's pizza. here's a sentence no one expected to hear. the new republican front-runner is herman cain. he says he's more than just a flavor of the week. >> the difference between the flavor of the week and
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haagen-dazs black walnut because it tastes good all the time. >> reporter: it's a fast-changing republican race. cain is leading the pack with 27%. romney is behind with 23%, within the margin of error. cane comes with a simple plan he calls 9-9-9. 9% income tax. 9% corporate business tax and a 9% national sales tax, a plan that comes with its share of controversy. >> the sales tax. >> i understand. don't confuse the new hampshire sales tax with this. >> reporter: mitt romney has focused his fire on another rival, criticizing rick perry's refusal to denounce a prominent supporter who says romney, a mormon, is not a real christian. >> mormonism is a cult. >> reporter: perry says he doesn't believe mormonism is a cult. but laura ingraham says
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tolerance is intolerance. as republicans fight over his job, president obama is focused oen jobs for the unemployed. >> i will not take no for an answer. i hope you will not, either. this fight will go on. >> reporter: the president says he will not accept the defeat the senate handed him on his jobs bill. now, he says senators will have to vote on that plan, measure by measure. rob and tanya? >> john hendren, thank you. news out of iraq, with some 40,000 troops are still stationed. all of them are expected to be out by the end of this year. but iraqi leaders are asking that 5,000 americans remain past the deadline. the pentagon says the key issue is what mission would those troops be carrying out if they stick around until next year. the underwear bomber trial has come to a dramatic end just two days into it. umar farouk abdulmutallab admitted.
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he said it was an act of jihad, retaliation for the killing of muslims around the world. he will now be sentenced in january. expect pomp and ceremony today at the white house, as president obama welcomes the leader of an important trading partner, south korea. there will be a formal state dinner tonight. last night, president obama took president lee out for a low-key dinner and something he's familiar with, korean barbecue. yum. now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. a soaker in the east coast, with rain from new england to new york and d.c. showers from the carolinas, down to florida. thunderstorms in the midwest, around green bay, chicago, detroit and indianapolis. also, stormy into louisville and nashville. light rain in the fargo area. hot and windy in southern california. >> temperatures from west-to-east. phoenix heats up to 96. sacramento, 82. 57 in seattle. mostly 60s across the upper midwest. 67 in boston. 73 in new york.
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welcome back, everybody. blackberry's problems are getting worse, not better. users in the u.s. and canada are now seeing outages of e-mail, messaging and internet services, as well. subscribers in other parts of the world have been having problems for several days now. parent company, research in motion, says the problem has been mixed. but a huge backlog of messages is now clogging the system. and foreclosures are rising again. but that could be good news. reality track says the number of homes entering the foreclosure process in the third quarter was up 14%. the first increase in more than a year. but it could mean a quicker turnaround for the housing industry, as the backlog of foreclosed homes moves through the system. it's probably going to cost you more to heat your home this winter. oil is expected to average 8% more this year. propane, 7% more. and natural gas is up 5%. heating with electricity, on the other hand, should be 1% cheaper. >> we do that story every year. prices never go down. >> no, no.
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unless you're using electricity. >> that's right. overseas markets are mostly higher this morning, thanks to optimism about europe's financial problems. tokyo's nikkei average was up 84 points today. hong kong's hang seng gained 185. in london, the ftse opened higher. and on wall street, the dow rose 102 1/2 points yesterday. the nasdaq index ticked up 22. after saying the wealthy don't pay enough taxes, billionaire warren buffett is revealing his income as an example. he says he made almost $63 million last year, of which almost $40 million was taxable. he paid just under $7 million in federal income tax or about 17%. >> wow. how does he do it? >> how does he do it? good problem to have, warren. a texas woman is suing continental airlines, claiming she was traumatized by a bumpy flight. colleen o'neill says a normally 20-minute trip turned into a terrifying 2-hour ordeal, when
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the plane hit turbulence. o'neill says she shot she was going to die and claims she suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder. >> i would sue to get a bigger bag of peanuts or pretzels. i'm suing over that. coming up next on this thursday, private photos and voicemails of hollywood stars hacked. now, the fbi has a suspect. and a pilot's quick thinking. landing on the freeway.
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a pilot is being praised for a heroic crash landing near miami. he brought the single-engine plane down on the florida turnpike yesterday, after experiencing some mechanical problems. amazingly, no cars were hit and no one on the ground was even hurt. the pilot and his passenger only
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suffered some minor injuries. >> incredible. >> good under pressure, that guy. and now, for a look at morning road conditions. drenched on i-95, from portland to washington, d.c. slick spots into the carolinas, georgia and florida. also wet on i-80 and 90, from chicago to cleveland. i-70, from pittsburgh to st. louis. and i-40, from raleigh to memphis. >> and if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in boston, new york, philly, d.c., atlanta and chicago. well, a riveting day in the conrad murray trial. a prosecution witness testified that michael jackson's life could have been saved. >> the cardiologist blamed dr. murray for a series of negligent acts, saying michael jackson would be alive today, if murray didn't wait 20 minutes to call 911. and the defense then changed course. it dropped the claim that jackson swallowed a lethal dose of propofol because a study actually shows that drinking the drug is not fatal. one of the wives of imprisoned polygamist leader, warren jeffs, has fled his
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community. the unnamed woman wound up with authorities in utah, after fleeing her home in arizona. she said to be 25 and reportedly married jeffs in 2004, when he was 51. jeffs is convicted for child abuse. the number of his wives isn't known. but authorities have estimated it to be around 90. >> wow. a florida man is free on $10,000 bond this morning. but he's facing the rest of his life behind bars. christopher haney was arrested yesterday, charged with hacking the e-mails of hollywood's biggest names. cecil cecilia vega has the details. >> reporter: the case has haunted hollywood for nearly a year. the e-mail accounts of more than 50 victims, hacked, including a-listers like actresses scarlett johansson, and mila kunis and singer christina aguilera. private images, in some cases, nude photos, made public. the fbi said they arrested the
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man behind it, 35-year-old christopher chaney from florida. >> chaney stole not only private and personal photographs of the victims, he also took financial information, movie scripts and conversations that the victims believed to be private. >> reporter: this is how authorities describe the scheme. chaney would break into a celebrity's e-mail account by using public information about their lives to guess their password. >> the number one way that people are hacked is that someone knows enough about their life that they're able to guess what their password is. >> reporter: and according to an indictment unsealed, chaney rigged the celebrity account so they would send virtually instantaneously a copy of every e-mail received, straight into his own account. using the information, he then hacked into the accounts of their celebrity friends. authorities say chaney sent nude pictures to celebrity websites. but they don't believe he profited. if convicted on all 26 counts, christopher chaney could spend the rest of his life in prison.
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now, security experts say there is a lesson in this case for all of us. don't use passwords that are easy for people to guess. don't use your mother's maiden name. don't use your pet's name. and don't use your birthday. talks aimed at the new nba labor contract resume monday. a federal mediator will be there, along with players and owners' reps. two weeks of the new season have already been canceled. as for last night's baseball, highlights from espn news. >> good morning. i'm ducis rodgers. let's begin with the american league championship series. game four between the rangers and tigers. tied at 3-3, in the eighth. runners on the corners for young. fly ball to right. miguel cabrera tagging up. he's not the fastest guy in the park. he is out at the plate. the game remains tied. we'll go to extras. top of the 11th. jose valverde in the jam. mike napoli with the bloop to
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center. hamilton is sweet of foot. he is safe. next batter, nelson cruz. that one's not coming back. three-run homer. cruz, another big home run. the rangers win it, 7-3. texas leads the series, 3-1 games. to the nlcs. game three between the brewers and cardinals. top of the first. albert pujols. that's an automatic double. the cardinals plate four runs in the first inning. pujols batting .452 this postseason. a 4-3 lead in the fifth. carpenter, walking prince fielder. to face rickie weeks. the right decision. he gets weeks swinging. we go to the ninth. jason motte in there for the save. he gets casey magee swinging. motte records the save. cardinals lead 4-3. they take a 2-1 series
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advantage. that's it for this update. i'm ducis rodgers. for all your sports news, tune into "the highlight express," every night, monday through friday, 11:00 p.m. eastern on espn news. coming up next, "the pulse." a bartender insulted by what a customer wrote on her receipt. >> yeah. plus, a 70-year-old school bus attendant captured on camera, losing her cool. [ laughs ]
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all right, everybody. time, now, for "the pulse." beginning with some shocking surveillance video. it appears to show a florida school bus attendant, attacking a student. the video captures the 14-year-old student playing around and tossing a younger boy over a seat. >> guess what. the attendant got kicked in the face by the younger boy's foot, which apparently drove her to lash out. even biting the older boy on the back. the 70-year-old attendant faces one felony county of child abuse. some strong teeth, though. >> oh, my goodness gracious. that's losing your cool, for sure. hundreds of people rallying around a seattle bartender after she was stiffed and on top of that, insulted. >> absolutely. victoria list received a customer, only to receive this receipt with zero written in on the tip. and he wrote a message saying, quote, you could stand to lose a few pounds.
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>> she posted the receipt on facebook. the culprit, andrew meyer has not come forward. but people who share his name has been getting nasty messages. >> that's a good use of facebook, right there. >> you're cheap and rude. you know what i mean? >> don't come back. >> it was a 30 buck tap, too. and finally, earth as seen by so few of us. check out this video, recorded by a panoramic camera that was attached to a weather balloon that was launched from the south of england by 20-year-old josh taylor. >> eventually it raises to 118,000 feet where you can see the earth's curvature. the camera caught slashdown in the north see, where josh picked it up. splash. >> what a view. nice perspective of our little planet here. >> indeed. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, the royal wedding that took place just a
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finally this morning, a royal wedding at one of the most exotic spots on the planet. this morning, the king of bhutan has married his commoner bride. >> television arrived 12 years ago in bhutan. and today, everyone tuned in to witness the festivities, including dan harris. >> reporter: good morning from the roof of the world. this is the tiny himalayan nation of bhutan, where we've been witnessing a royal wedding today. this country is rufred to as the last shangri-la, and the happiest place on earth. this is bhutan's answer to will and kate. the royal couple consists of king jigme khesar wangchuck. and he took a commoner and turned her into a queen. she is a 21-year-old student, named jetsun pema. we're going to show you the key
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moment in the ceremony. this is when the king crowned the new queen. he touches her face lovingly and then smiles. that's as much affection as you're going to see in this ceremony in this modest nation. there's no kissing and no ring in a ceremony like this. that's western stuff. nonetheless, this is an incredibly important day in the life of this nation. i have to say, as an abc news reporter, i've traveled all over the world. but this is one of the most fascinating, truly exotic places i've ever been. until the 1960s, they had no paved roads, no public schools, no currency, even. ant a month ago, they got their first escalator. aspent some time watching people ride that escalator for the first time. that was rather amusing. this is an important day in the life of this nation. many people say it is one of the most important days in their own personal lives. it's been a pleasure to cover. i'm dan harris, reporting from bhutan. >> great day for that country. and the song we heard comi

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