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more flooding ends up being just that, a threat. they say they are airing on the side of caution reminding residents it's better to be safe than sorry. back to you. >> thank you. now we focus on overseas and the u.s. air strike on a hospital in afghanistan may have much worse than believed. we already knew 22 doctors, nurses and patients were killed. now there's word that 33 others are still unaccounted for this morning. yesterday, doctors without borders reiterated its demand for an independent investigation after getting a direct apology from president obama. >> russia is denying reports that some of its missiles fell short of their syrian target. instead crashing in iran. now disturbing new images from syria seem to contradict its claims that its air strikes are aimed at isis rebels. >> reporter: it was an impressive display of firepower.
missiles headed to syria. but we mou know some of those never made it. regional reports call them unidentified flying objects. u.s. officials say those where is four russian missiles crashing into iran. those that did strike syria say russia are hitting mostly isis targeted. but this video an aid group says shows the rescue of syrian children struck by the attacks launcheded largely against rebel forces opposing assad. u.s. defense secretary ash russia. >> we've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from russian forces. and i also expect that in the coming days the russians will syria. >> reporter: russia's involvement poses a danger to the u.s. as well. those air strikes are launched without warning meaning u.s. pilots have to do their best to stay out of the way.
martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> a delta flight that took off from seattle was forced to return to the airport after hitting a bird. the airbus was heading to hong kong yesterday afternoon with more than 230 people on board when the bird struck one of its engines. the pilot flew for nearly an hour to burn off fuel, then landed safely. there's a new report card for the airline industry complaints by passengers are on the rise. but they're also scoring better on on time performance. major airlines posted an on time arrival rate up nearly 3% from last year at that time. delta earned the highest points for getting to you to your spirit came in last. >> we all know that san francisco's lombard street is arguably the most crooked street turns. >> this is about breyer brook drive in carl junction, missouri, which may very well
have the most crooked center divider lines in the country. yeah, the botched paint job courtesy of an inspears spears spears spears spears inexperienced worker. >> that's not his normal job. street work is not his normal job. it was a little bit out of the ordinary for him, but that's no excuse. it should have been a lot better than what it was. >> you think. >> yeah. should have been a lot better. one resident is accusing everyone involved in the job of being drunk while doing it. the lines will be fixed but it's going to cost another $500 to get it done. >> whoops. i mean, where is the guy who normally does it? is it like his day off? you over there, sweeping the floors, get over here and paint this road for us. >> that's just insane. imagine having to do a sobriety test on that line. >> wow. >> all righty. it will get fix eventually by the city. that's the only city road there. >> that they are responsible for painting.
coming up, a bus driver caught on camera. >> one of the students riding the bus filming the driver texting while driving. the shocking scene becoming more and more common. so how can this be stopped? >> and the spooky television that's sure to deliver some screams this halloween. three contestants getting buried alive. but why and how? and remember, find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter at @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." 's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. mary gets her bounce on. wow, is like, every mom
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take a look at this suv dangling from a telephone pole in charlotte, north carolina. the driver says his brakes failed as he was coming off a freeway ramp and his suv drove right up the telephone pole. he was able to crawl out of the backdoor and amazingly, he came away from this with just a few scratches and bruises. >> uh-huh. a school bus driver in pennsylvania is in some trouble this morning for allegedly texting while driving. there's video shot by seventh grader on the bus that shows the driver with one hand on steering wheel and the other on the phone. the student's parents posted the video online. then the bus company and the school district started looking into the incident. yesterday. the owners of volkswagen diesels could be getting money from the automaker. vw's top u.s. executive says it would be compensation for the
>> but he insists it was not a corporate decision to install the software that falsified emissions readings. more from abundance's david kerley. >> for the first time a volkswagen official under oath. >> is there anything you would like to say before the hearing. >> i'm looking forward to the hearing in order to bring truth to the matter. >> house members said the german company is still investigating how it cheated emission testifies for the past six years into this was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reasons. >> vw is trying to get the united states of america to believe these are a couple of rogue engineers? reject that. >> volkswagen has admitted a half million diesel car kaz in the u.s., 11 million worldwide have software that turns on the controls during a test but turns those controls off during regular driving so the car's pollute 40 times more than the legal level. a vw worth nearly $13,000 a
couple months ago now worth just a little more than $11,000. >> we paid a premium for the car and that was for nothing. >> the vw executive said compensation may be offered to customers but he would not say whether a buyback offer will be made for the troubled diesel cars. which could take more than a year from now to fix. david kerley, abc news, vienna, virginia. >> and the thing is when owners bring hair cars in to have the issue fixed they're not given loaners because vw says the cars are still safe to drive. >> do you necessarily want a vw loaner? this has been a financial disaster i should point out for vw so far. the stock has dropped some $66. in just the last month. it's lost $33 billion in market value. so it's just a start of what's going to be a disaster for that company. >> and the investigation is ongoing. german investigators searched the headquarters there this morning and texas, the state of texas now filed a lawsuit on behalf of the 32,000 people in texas who own those cars.
>> it's going to keep going. >> uh-huh. coming up in our next half hour, the clock is ticking for anyone planning to travel over the holidays. so are you losing money pre day that you wait to book those flights? >> but first a reality show event to scare occur socks off. just in time for halloween, of course. three people buried alive. how is this going to work? that's next on "world news now." tt2watv# 1t bt@qkix tt2watv# 1t "a@q[e< tt2watv# 1t bm@qpn0 tt4watv# 1t " dztq 8m\ tt4watv# 1t " entq hi< tt4watv# 1t " gzt& qnd tt4watv# 1t " hnt& a@( tt4watv# 1t " iztq +)p tt4watv# 1t " jntq 9y0 tt4watv# 1t " lzt& !4l
>> so we brushed off the scary music. >> yes. waiting all year to play that. >> so this is a really, really scary halloween event. three people are going to confront one of our worst fears. >> yeah, it's not heights or public speaking. they will be buried alive all for a television special. we are up "up all nightline"" with abc's david wright. >> reporter: buried alive. >> hello? hello? >> reporter: that's a&e's ground breaking concept for a new two-hour live special. >> don't leave me here. in the show features three people sealed in underground coffins, infrared cameras and vital sign monitors rolling. helping them lew it a surprisingly sunny expert in fear. >> hi, folks. my name is margie kerr. i know what scares you. >> she helped design what's been called the scariest haunted house in america. scare house in pittsburgh. her theory whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse an apocalypse apocalypse. >> never mind the homicidal rabbit. you're a survivor. it's shows like the walking dead show fear rates. horror is hip. why else would lady gaga take a lead role. what are the things we're most afraid of? a new survey found many of the things you'd expect, things like ghosts, clowns, zombies. but at the very op of the list, there's bugs. and heights. and public speaking. to ratchet up the fright, a&e is turning to eli roth. >> let's face it, we're all tuning in to see what happens when someone gets buried alive. i want to see the look on their face and see them screaming. >> reporter: so get ready to dig in. david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> so by the way, fear buried alive airs october 26th on the
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this morning this morning on "world news now," the job of speaker of the house currently unspoken for. the stunning decision from kevin mccarthy to back out while the other top contenders don't want the job. the fallout from this major surprise just ahead. just when you thought ben carson couldn't get any more controversial, the presidential candidate digs in even deeper after weighing in on the oregon college shooting, he takes on hitler and the holocaust. how he's now explaining himself. >> new this half hour, a rescue caught on police body camera. >> dozen of undocumented immigrants stuffed in the back of a truck crammed together for hours without food or water and
they were there. and get ready. rock 'n' roll to rock 'n' roll all night. the nominees for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame announced. some usual contenders mixed in with a handful of first-timers. so who might get the final nod? that's in "the skinny" on this friday, october 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so glad that our archive video there that i could only recognize one person janet jackson and couldn't figure out who the other two were. we'll find out, of course, in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame nominations. >> it is. >> as we say good morning to you on this friday. let's start with a political shocker though. >> we will. the house majority leader suddenly dropping out of the race for speaker of the house just before a big vote. >> kevin mccarthy's stunning announcement on capitol hill left republicans in shock and in
disbelief. the capitol there this morning live. and i'm sure there are many all that played out in the last 24 hours. by the ultraconservatives who had enough votes to block him on the floor. we're going to get the latest right now from abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy seemed on top of the world, saying he had the votes to be speaker of the house. but later shocked republicans out of a private meeting. mccarthy had told them he's bowing out. they were practically speechless. >> kevin said he's not running. > i just learned this like you all did. >> by the time mccarthy himself emerged swarmed by cameras, he seemed more relieved than defeated. >> i think i shocked some of you. the one thing i found talking to everybody, if we're going to unite and be strong, we need a
>> reporter: mccarthy's rice was meteoric when john boehner shocked the world two weeks ago by saying he would step mccarthy seemed a sure bet to replace him. what happened? said the benghazi committee >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select today? her numbers are dropping. long insisted the investigation was not political. mccarthy handed hillary clinton a perfect way to fight back. >> look at the situation they chose toes exploit to go after me for political reasons. the death of four americans in benghazi. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy was done in by the very conservatives who forced out john boehner. ironically that means that boehner could remain speaker of the house much longer than he intended because right now, nobody has the votes to replace him. jonathan carl, abc news, capitol hill.
people are trying to get paul ryan to put had his hat in the ring for that, but ryan is saying no. he wants to be president some day. and many people say that's a career killer if you're the speaker of the house even though you're third in line for president. >> right. >> talking about the presidential race, by the way, and the latest controversial comments from dr. ben carson. >> carson's been all over the news this week because of what he's been saying about guns. he is not done on that subject quite yet, this time linking the disarming of germans before world war ii and the holocaust. the details now from abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: in the wake of the roseburg, oregon, school massacre, dr. ben carson has pushed back hard against calls for more gun control. >> many of the places where these shootings occur are gun free zones. they select these places because they know they're not going to meet resistance. >> reporter: carson advocated fighting back against a shooter. >> i'll not just stand there and let him shoot me.
shoot us all. >> even so he admitted he didn't follow his own prescription when he was once menaced by a gunman. >> guy comes in and puts a gun in my ribs. i just said i believe that you want the guy behind the counter. >> you redirected him. >> i knew that that guy was not there to murder everybody. >> how could you know that? he had a gun. >> i knew he was not there to murder all the people. i knew he was there to rob the place. >> reporter: the republican presidential candidate also claims in a new book stripping german citizens of firearms helped the nazis to carry out the holocaust. >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. >> reporter: in a statement the anti-defamation league called carson's comments historically inaccurate. donald trump got a rousing welcome in las vegas and had kind words for carson. >> there were some maniac over there shooting people. they said, oh, that's terrible, that's disrespectful to the people that were killed. i didn't see it that way.
>> reporter: trump is still narrowly the republican front-runner. you'll hear more from dr. carson this morning when he appears on "good morning america" likely facing more questions about the controversial comments. kendis and marci. >> no doubt. brandi hitt reporting from l.a. this morning. thank you. >> south carolina's governor is urging residents of low lying areas to evacuate as soon as possible. homes and businesses spared the worst during the recent record breaking rainfall are now in the path of flooding that could last up to two weeks. rivers swollen by the storms are rushing toward the coast and flooding is expected to begin as soon as today. investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of a deadly explosion at a natural gas facility in louisiana. three workers were killed in the blast and two others seriously injured. the company says the contractors were doing maintenance work at the time of the explosion, but the plant was shut down and no gas was flowing through the pipeline. >> turning back to south carolina for a moment here
because a big settlement stemming from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. the city of north charleston agreed to pay the family of walter scott $6.5 million. scott's brother called the settlement bittersweet saying the family still wants justice. scott was shot in the back while running away from officer michael slager. slager remains in jail accused of murder. police in south texas made a stunning discovery in the back of a big rig all caught on their body cams. when they opened the back of the truck, they found dozens of undocumented immigrants crammed in the back. they had been locked up for hours. sweating and dehydrated. afraid they would die. idea what he was carrying. he is now facing human smuggling charges. >> incredible images there. and despite complaints about privacy, the use of body cameras by police departments is right now on the rise. images captured by those cameras are helping to clear officers accused of misconduct or
as abc's matt gutman reports, a newly released body camera video shows exactly what happened happened during a dramatic confrontation with an armed man. >> reporter: police body cameras showing the harrowing moments. six officers respond to a domestic violence call. >> oh, god. >> i've been hit. >> reporter: an officer shot by 64-year-old theodore johnson. but watch as that same cop, unhurt, still tries to reason with johnson. >> put the gun down. >> go ahead and shoot me. >> no, we're not going to shoot you, guy. >> why don't do you what i ask, mister? >> i know you shot me, but i'm not going to shoot you. >> i don't care. >> reporter: when johnson raises his gun, the officers shoot, killing him. after an investigation, that body camera video cleared them. cases like these have sent sales of police body cameras surging. taser, the number one maker, has sold to more than 3,500 law enforcement agencies. >> this is going to become a common piece of equipment for law enforcement, and really the question will be not if you have them. is, "why don't you have them?" >> reporter: the lapd is now by
far the nation's biggest police department to issue them agencywide. last week, we joined the lapd on patrol, wearing the same body camera they do. like them, filming every interaction with the public. the race to a shooting. and the controversial stop and frisk. those moments, the source of so many complaints. the hope, that those cameras can protect the public. and police. matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> animal rights activists are applauding a decision by the california coastal commission to ban future whale breeding at seaworld in san diego. the park did get approval for a $100 million expansion that would triple the size of existing orca enclosures. animal rights groups say captive whales are lonely and miserable, a claim park officials insist is not true. the nfl's thursday night showdown featured the colts visiting the texans. 40-year-old matt hasselbeck was
at the helm for indianapolis in place of injured andrew luck. and it was colts receiver andre johnson, a former texan who did most of the damage. take a look. one of his two touchdown receptions there. first quarter, his second one capped an 80-yard drive that houston couldn't answer. indy winning 27-20. it's the team's 16th straight afc south victory. that is an nfl record. i know you've been keeping track. >> i've been follow so closely. the same with baseball. baseball's playoffs, it was a great night for the visiting the rangers won in toronto. and the astros defeated the royals in kansas city. >> speaking of that game in kansas city, it went into rain delay in the third inning. that wasn't good for a member of the royals grounds crew. he wound up getting stuck under the tarp. >> as it was being rolled out to the field. >> that's awful. the internet of course, loves
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ticking to get good deals on holiday travel -- >> on average, fares are going up $5 a day. >> reporter: -- we wanted to see what it would cost to send my crew, four of us, from denver to los angeles for thanksgiving. >> you wait until november, you could pay up to 50% more on the price of air fare. >> reporter: i started searching low-cost airline spirit. so, our base price is about $1,100. but as you're about to see, we are nowhere near done. because that base fare doesn't include extra fees. for example, if everyone has a carry-on and checks a bag, that's more than $500. picking seats together? another $80. these and other charges helping the total cost nearly double. by comparison, the same trip on united priced out at $1,700. bottom line, and read the fine print. >> all ticket prices are not created equal. >> reporter: spirit told us many variables like supply and demand plus when you buy affects fares. claiming on average, their
prices are still 30% lower than other airlines. >> of course, there are some fees you can avoid. for example, it's free to check in online but here at the airport, some airlines charge as much as $10 per person just to print a boarding pass. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> when we come back, what do janet jackson and composer john williams have in common? >> interesting. they're both being honored for their music. that's the deal. "the skinny" is next.
skinny, so skinny skinny, so skinny "skinny" time and the nominations for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame are out and already, we're hearing some people saying that some of these acts just have to be inducted. the first time nominees include janet jackson, steve miller, chicago, and the cars. >> deep purple, nwa, nine inch nails and yes, yes, back on the ballot. there are 50 nominees. usually five are chosen. music industry insiders will vote and the result will be announced in december. >> and fans can vote too on the "rolling stone" magazine website of the induction ceremony will be held in april. >> saw that list, janet jackson definitely. chicago, unbelievable. >> how many first time nominees?
that's amazing. >> oh. a little debate here. >> rhythm nation was kind of like black cat. don't even talk about janet. >> jack's dissing. man. >> rock 'n' roll hall of fame. >> fighting words. >> getting angry. >> john williams won't have to wait to find out if he's being honored. the movie composer received a lifetime award from the american film institute. >> he wrote the music for some of the biggest blockbuster over the last 40 years including a e "t" and the "star wars" movies. >> he's 83. >> the 83-year-old williams is putting the finishing touches on the seventh "star wars" film coming out in december. >> he's the first composer to receive the afi award, one of industry. yeah, he also has five oscars. the group nwa is getting a boost
toward the hall of fame from the summer's bye pic "straight outta compton" directed by f. gary gray. he's going to direct fast and furious 8. >> "compton" made gray a hot director which made a surprising amount of money and earned a surprising amount of critical praise. this is the first fast and furious film since paul walker died. so the franchise may need a director with a great deal of passion and talent. >> "fast and furious" 8 is set to open in april, 2017 with two more installments after ha. there's strange looking people wandering around new york city this week. more than the usual ones in the background here. comic-con is under way here. prompting hundreds of fans to put on costumes. sure there are panel discussions with comic book artists. and movie stars and vendors selling all sorts of fantasy and science fiction trinkets. >> new york's classical music radio station even has a play list leading off with john williams all linked here but the real buzz is always the cos play. costume play. comic-con new york runs through sunday when most new yorkers
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>> what an eventful week it was. there was major flooding in the south this week. reaction, of course, to the oregon shooting. surprises from political candidates. and one very lucky factory worker. >> and bill cosby was back in the news. let's take a look with "friday rewind." >> the next 36 to 48 hours is going to be volatile. so what we'll tell you is don't let the sunshine fool you. >> everything that i own that i know of has been destroyed. >> it's heart wrenching but i'm so glad that we're safe. >> it was a completely normal evening. there was nothing untoward happening in the hospital at
>> the hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. no military in history has done more to avoid harming innocents. >> the united states when we make a mistake, we're honest about it. we own up to it. we apologize where necessary as the president did in this case. >> he sounded really deranged because he said that he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed. >> he laughed? >> he laughed after he shot the teacher. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey guys. everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> you get out. >> it's not a question of polls. i'm not a masochist, not somebody that needs to do this for other reasons. >> it really is great how long you've supported gay marriage. >> i could have supported sooner. >> well, you did it pretty soon. >> yeah. could have been sooner. >> fair point.
legal action that many of the other victims of bill cosby will never be able to take. for that reason, i offered this message to those brave women. your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> i quit automatically. i was done. >> there is no limit for their dreams, what they can do in this world. what they can achieve in this world, there's no limit. >> she's great and so is that lottery lady. >> she's very lucky. she worked the overnight shift and she was done. an eventful week ahead no doubt. of course, ben carson is going to open his mouth today at the press club in d.c. we're all going to be tuned in. >> we are. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc news. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm marci gonzales in for reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." >> south carolina's governor is warning coastal residents to evacuate as soon as possible. rivers swollen by recent rainstorms are rushing toward low-lying areas. flooding could begin today and last as long as two weeks. >> new images contradict russian claims that its air strikes are targeting ing ing isis militants instead showing children injured by missile fire. u.s. officials say at least four russian rockets landed in iran. the family of walter scott is getting a $6 million settlement six months after he
officer in south carolina. scott was shot in the back while running away. the officer was fired and charged with murder. and netflix is raising the price of its standard plan for new customers. i don't like this one. going up by $1 a month, now going to cost $9.99. the increase will cover cost for shows like "house of cards" and other original programming. those are some of our top stories on this friday, october 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> all right. good morning, everyone. hope your day is off to a beautiful start. we want to begin this half hour with that urgent warning pore residents of south carolina's coastal areas to seek higher ground as soon as possible. >> yeah, already who more than a dozen dams have been breached. another 70 on the brink. and the national guard is already in place to help with flood emergencies. abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: south carolina's coastal communities on edge
>> this water is moving in it's moving in quickly. >> reporter: rivers cresting to record levels. at least 19 dead in the carolinas, as more incredible stories of survival emerge. clara gantt, and her grandson, surviving by clinging to a red cross. she was on her way to church, biblical floods raging all around. across the state, all eyes on 70 dams. 14 have already failed. reinforcements under way after a dike breach at the fragile columbia canal, crucial to the water supply of 375,000 residents. these pictures showing the canal before and after. with cleanup now under way, worries about how homeowners will get back on their feet. fema says you should take pictures of your damaged property to help with claims. but standard policies don't cover flood damage, and a lot of the people here who lost insurance. for many, the only option now, a loan from the government to rebuild.
south carolina. >> quite an image there. we turn now to our other big story. chaos on capitol hill after the house majority leader quits the race for house speaker without any warning. kevin mccarthy's announcement came as a shock to just about everyone. he was forced out by the same bloc of hard line conservatives who pressured outgoing speaker john boehner. mccarthy acknowledging that he was not the right person to unite this party. >> we probably need a fresh face. i'll stay on as majority leader. but the one thing i found in talking to everybody, if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> boehner planned to step down at the end of this month but now says he'll stay on until a new speaker is elected. presidential nominee paul ryan is getting -- or one-time vice presidential nominee paul ryan is getting widespread to replace
boehner from republicans. run. >> republican dr. ben carson will be on "good morning america" this morning. one issue sure to come up is his controversial comments about guns. that controversy showing no signs of ending. details now from tom llamas. >> reporter: dr. ben carson taking his pro-gun stance to another level. writing in his book that the holocaust would have been less likely if jews were armed. >> but just clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. >> reporter: the anti-defamation league calling carson's comments historically inaccurate. carson, outspoken against gun control since last week's massacre at an oregon community college. writing on facebook, "i never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away." and repeatedly insisting he would have rushed the shooter if put in a similar situation.
and let him shoot me. attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> reporter: but now carson revealing what he did when he was once confronted by a gunman in a fast food restaurant. >> a guy comes up, puts the gun and i just said, i believe that you want the guy behind the counter. >> oh, so you just redirected him? >> i redirected him. >> reporter: carson asked about that on cnn. >> that sounds counter to what you're recommending right now. >> that's a completely different situation. this was somebody who comes into a joint to rob it, not somebody who is sequentially killing people. going to rob the joint. >> he potentially could have killed you. >> i did know that. >> reporter: but carson, in support from front-runner donald >> he made a statement, essentially, if there were some people, he'd charge. okay. they said, oh, that's terrible. that's disrespectful to the people that were killed. and i didn't see it that way. >> reporter: amid all this
controversy dr. carson receiving some praise from a prominent conservative voice, media mogul rupert murdoch who owns fox news. tweeting ben and kandi carson terrific. what about a real black president. later tweeting apologies. no offense meant. personally find both men charming. of course, that other man, president obama. >> president obama is heading to bows rurg, oregon, he plans to meet privately with grieving families at up qua community college. the gunman killed nine people and wounded nine others before turning the gun on himself. some residents angered over the president's comments on gun control plan to protest. bill cosby has lost his final request to toss out a lawsuit against him and will have to give a sworn deposition today. one of the dozens of women
she claims that in 2008, cosby abused her at the play. boy mansion in los angeles when she was just 15 years old. a judge has ruled that cosby's sworn testimony will be sealed at least through december. and an important alert this morning for parents with young children. about 35,000 high chairs being recalled. the highchairs are made by the company safety first. there were dozens of reports that children were able to remove the tray and fall out of them. at least 11 of them were injured with injuries ranging from chipped teeth to cuts and bruises. the chairs were sold over the past two years at toys 'r us, amazon, as well as walmart.com. a new wrinkle in the volkswagen emission scandal. federal and california regulators looking into a second computer program in volkswagen diesel cars that affects the operation of the car's emission controls. of course, it is a different program that caused the scandal. the company's top u.s. executive
and their counterparts around the world have been defrauded by volkswagen. the company's word isn't worth a dime. >> volkswagen has still mot said how or when it will fix the recalled vehicles in the u.s. but promises to take full responsibility. >> we will find remedies for our customers and we will work to ensure that this will never happen again. >> michael horn said management at the company was not aware of the so-called defeat devices installed on the cars and said he believes it was something done independently by a couple of software engineers. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> you probably saw him countless times right here on abc. one of the first celebrity chefs, paul prudhomme has passed away. the legend was known around the world for his creole and cajun cuisine. he had a popular new orleans restaurant, wrote about nine cookbooks and was in six cooking videos in addition to that popular line of spices. paul prudhomme was 75. >> nasa says sending astronauts
to mars is just a matter of time. the space agency has released a detailed report saying exactly what steps need to be taken. among them are successful long-term missions in space. first an orbit around earth and then even further out and one of the final steps is designing habitats for living on the red planet. but nasa says a mission to mars is now closer than ever. >> all right. cool. back here on earth, this can very simply be called every commuter's nightmare. it happened in china. >> this is one of china's enormous traffic jam as hundreds of millions of people returned home from a week long national holiday. some apparently called this car pock ca lips. others karma ged gedden. >> the huge tie-up blamed on a lanes of traffic to american into 20. of course, it didn't compare to a 74-mile backup that happened five years ago which had people stranded for nearly two weeks. >> what? >> there's got to be another road.
could take? avoid all of that? >> it's a tough little area. >> this road connects can macaw, hong kong and the mainland china. so a lot of people went away to go to the casinos in macaw for the long weekend and were making their way back home. >> where is the ez-pass when you need it? this makes the 405 in l.a. and the beltway in d.c. look easy. >> coming up, a preview of the new steve jobs biopic. >> first this jaw dropping scene. a police officer grabbing a man as he attempts to jump from a bridge. another officer racing in to help. and a potential break through in treating hair loss. the new treatment for men and women. but first, let's check the thermometer across the country. what's our pick city today? billings was 69 yesterday. 80 today. seattle.
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abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: this surveillance footage shows france train attack hero spencer stone in a violent brawl in downtown sacramento. the man on the left believed to be stone is seen fending off a group, then right there. he appears to be stabbed from behind. >> stabbing pending. pa. >> reporter: first responders rushed to the scene to find the 23-year-old u.s. air man are multiple stab wounds to the torso. a car. >> it's believed to be related to a night club incident. we know it's not related to what occurred in france months ago. >> reporter: back in august, stone and two childhood friends stopped a gunman on a paris-bound high speed train during their european vacation. >> he seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. so, so were we. >> reporter: an outpouring of support for stone who remains in serious condition. his friend and fellow train attack hero tweeting everybody
family today. the fight broke out. his friends are telling abc news he's recovering from surgery. his family thanking everyone for their outpouring of love and support. kayna whitworth, abc news, sacramento. >> still no arrests in that case. what a rough couple weeks it's been for alek skarlatos. last week he went to the same school in roseburg, oregon, and he had to deal with that while he's a member of the "dancing with the stars" cast. but now one of his good friends getting stabbed. we'll see how he reacts on monday. >> coming up, there are a number of ways to cope with hair loss like comb overs. you can rock the kendis gibson. >> shave it all off. can't touch a man's head. >> lesson learned, okay. >> alternative next on world news. >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. i ca
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>> oh! >> okay. so it looks like "pan" is getting panned. get it? >> yeah. >> it's actually not funny. matt neil of the standard says why is a question that comes up a lot while watching this abysmal prequel that no one asked for. tony hicks of the "san jose mercury news" agrees saying simply this wasn't a movie that needed making. >> wow, all right. >> harsh. next up the highly anticipated bye -- biopic "steve jobs" starring michael fasbender in the title role. the film paints a picture of the brilliant but abrasive apple founder in just three extended scenes each set backstage before an important product launch. he has to deal with technical malfunctions that threaten to derail the new products all
while confronted with personal problems from the daughter he denies he fathered to disgruntled co-founder steve wozniak. >> you can't write code. you're not an engineer. you're not a designer. you can't put a hammer to a nail. >> i built the circuit board. the graphical interface was stolen from xerox. jim raskin was the leader before you threw him off his own project. someone else designed the box. how come ten times in a box i read steve jobs is a genius? >> what do you do. >> i play the orchestra. and you're a good musician. >> the film is generating oscar buzz for its star with "vanity fair's" richard larson saying a fast bender thrillingly commands steve jobs, a movie that takes care to entertain while also informing and nick romano agrees calling it the steve jobs film we want and deserve. >> sounds like there's a lot of dialogue.
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