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all of my new friends here in germany! this is exactly what i expected to see. it's like a fairy land. i hope you enjoyed seeing some of it with me and that you'll join me again next time from another terrific place somewhere else around the world. from germany, i'm laura mckenzie. bye bye. for another fantastic german festival, check out tegernee's lake festival near the althoff seehotel ueberfahrt. similar to oktoberfest in munich friends, family, tourists all come together to eat traditional food, dance to brass bands, and celebrate with a big party. the food is nothing short of fantastic, and includes the local fish on a stick caught and served right here. and the lake festival literally goes out with a bang - with fireworks over the lake! amazing!
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triggered by a computer glitch. technical issues at southwest airlines delayed about 450 flights leaving passengers waiting in line for hours. the airline's website mobile app and airport terminals all in chaos. agents were forced to issue handwritten boarding passes to anyone who had downloaded their tickets to the phones. >> they took my name down manually on a piece of paper at the gate. >> the problem has yet to be fixed but southwest says there's no indication that the hacking is to blame. passengers flying today are urged to go to the airport about two hours early and print boarding passes before arriving. > many of us benefitting from the low oil prices at the pump. now you may benefit at the airport. airlines are starting to pass on to customers some of what they've been saving as far as in jet fuel costs. airfares are coming down 9% from august to september. they're almost 20% less from a year ago for the same time
lower than a year ago for the next three months. but now bad news about lower oil and gasoline prices. they're the reason any increase in benefits for social security and other federal retirement programs is unlikely this year. those payments are tied to inflation which is being held in check at the pump. it would be only in -- it would be only the third time in 40 increase. we'll know thursday for sure. a rhode island pumpkin grower hasout done himself. he has a pumpkin that weighs more than a ton. >> the giant gourd weighing in at 2,230 pounds. it is 224 inches around. ron wallace is the man that grew it. his previous world record for heaviest pumpkin was 2,009 pounds. that was three years ago. another pumpkin weighed an impressive 1500 pounds. has no plans to carve up his
it may go to the new york botanical garden. >> that's a good spot. >> coming up. >> good eats. >> coming up "the mix," the latest pro women sports league debuts. as i've been saying, it is the year of the woman in sports. >> homeland secrets the stars of the hit drama ma talk about new plot twists and meeting the real director of the cia. and the caught on camera drama involving a texas lawmaker tasered outside his home. demands for answers. >> check us out on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." he said sure. but don't get just any one. get one inspired by dentists. with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head cups your teeth to break up plaque and rotates to sweep it away. and oral-b delivers a clinically proven superior clean versus sonicare diamondclean. my mouth feels super clean. oral-b
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latest. >> reporter: questions about this take-down of a texas city counselman tased by police in his front yard. >> put your hands behind your back. >> reporter: police body cam video shows councilman jonathan miller outside of his home thursday night, asking officers why they were questioning three of his friends. >> i'm not trying to be combative or anything. >> okay, i'm not either. >> okay, man. go stand over there, man. this is a scene. this is a scene. come on. come on. >> officer, please do not put your hands on me. >> go over there before you go to jail for interfering. >> reporter: the tension, quickly escalating. >> i'm telling you one more time go over there before you go to jail. turn around. >> i'm not saying nothing. get your hands off me. >> reporter: police saying he physically resisted arrest. and mr. miller continued to resist even after repeated commands to stop. >> he's going to have to tase you.
police chief telling abc station ktrk that female officer also responded as backup to the controversial arrest of sandra bland in this same town over the summer. miller, charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties, now out of jail. he and neighbors, raising concerns over the male officer's use of force. >> the cop wasn't in danger. i don't see why he should have tased him. >> reporter: both officers still on the job while the department investigates. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> very hard to watch but the body cams help so much now. >> more to come on that. coming up right here, americans apparently can't get enough of "home linda," the smash hit is now premiering its fifth season. this morning we have a rare behind the scenes look at the program that has us all wondering just how real are those plot lines. and ahead in our next half hour, lottery workers rigging the system so they win big payouts. the scandal spreading to several states.
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character's tortured persona na. but he has very strong views about foreign policy. that in some ways mirror his character. opening up about his views in a very personal and surprising way. >> i hope there's something people learn from "homeland." i hope there's something being taught about when we act on our own arrogance and thinking that we're right what happens. people make mistakes. fathers, mothers people make mistakes holding to their own >> that song from the musical "into the woods" points out even mythical heros can have flaws much like saul on "homeland." and pa tin kin has studied that character very carefully with some of real world help. >> i met with brennan at the cia. >> reporter: he means the real cia corrector john brennan. >> he tolds it all tight.
doesn't give up very much. but he wanted me to see his heart. and he wanted me to see that these cia guys, these guys that get a lot of heat, that they're human beings. what i love about "homeland" is at their best, like shakespeare to show both sides fully. so whatever the enemy is and on both sides i think we're all the enemy and all not the enemy all of us. and when we do that, that's the game. and if people feel that they're being paid attention to, if they are being listened to, if they are being respected, i think the world will change. freedom, justice and dignity. >> martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> interesting seeing mandy there by the way. such a vast career he's had. many intelligence experts say the show is quite truth to life. >> that's good to know.
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the cap is $270,000 for everyone's salary. >> okay. >> you got to practice. >> it's not the yankees here. >> not yet. >> look how many people are there. not bad for a first. >> it's exciting. >> cleveland has not had a number of legendary catches in its football career, but take a look at this incredible catch over the weekend by gary barn image. do you see where the ball ended up there? he got knocked off his opponent's leg and ended up between his knees. >> oh really? >> and then where is the ball? knees. >> and it's legal. master move. >> suzanne somers would be very, very proud of that. that is incredible. you can't even describe that. >> that is impressive. he may have the most powerful thighs in all of america. >> he cracks nuts.
>> let me save you from yourself, kendis. we'll go onto the next story. i've actually talked about you know, "scream." take a look at people being scared. you see these? scream with 23 haunted house reactions. this is in niagara falls, canada. >> so this is the. >> genuine. >> at a haunted house. these are their reactions once they're zard? >> yeah, and the camera flashes. that's the best one i thought. >> that's the best one. this is good. >> people get creeped out at these haunted houses even the big boys. >> jumping up on top of each other and getting out of here. that's a great way institute the kids seem more tame than the adults. daddy's not quite sure about turning the certain. >> so you have kids. we all know kids like to nibble on their nails once in awhile. realize this had, as well. polish.
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president in 20/20 and this advice from someone who knows what he's talking about. it is monday, it is columbus day, october 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson with you. thank you for joining us on this columbus day. columbus day barbecue or traditional celebrations. >> barbecue, it's a little too early for barbecue at this point. >> i don't know what people do on columbus day. >> we hope you're not at the airports. >> yes, a lot of people are stuck at the airport, probably staying at the airport overnight. sparked by a major glitch by southwest airlines. >> the airline was forced to revert to the old way of doing things, issuing handwritten tickets to thousands of passengers. that the meant hundreds of flight delays, long lines and short tempers. >> i'm still not 100% confident that i'm going to get on that flight. >> reporter: that was the general consensus among southwest airline passengers
technology issue said gremlins everywhere along their network leaving its website, mobile app, reservation centers, and airport terminals in chaos. >> but sometimes, that murphy's law gets you. >> hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers put on hold with nothing to do except hurry up and wait. >> they took my name down manually on a piece of paper at the gate which made me feel a little bit uneasy. >> reporter: this was a scene from the monorail at the las vegas airport. long lines of would be passengers forced to be pedestrians. in los angeles, tents shaded passengers from the sun as they cooled their heels in the 90 dooeg plus heat. the trouble began around 10:00 a.m. as southwest began manually issuing boarding passes. by midmorning the airline tweeted we apologize for this morning's technical issues. we are working to restore service to our customers and we appreciate your patience. as southwest employees handed out water to frustrated
customers, by 1:30 p.m., the number of affected flights reached 450. what caused the problem or when it will be fixed. the airline is advising flyers before their scheduled departures. this is the latest in a string of airline glitches. last month american airlines experienced computer problems from checking and halted a number of flights. united was plagued by a similar issue twice over the summer. >> it's a much scarier problem for passengers on an alegionant flight from las vegas. engine caught fire. the md-80 jet taxied to a remote passengers and crew were able to use the rear doors and stairs to evacuate. emergency landings in a two-week there's a deal in the first
lawsuit arriving from a huge fertilizer plant explosion 2 1/2 years ago. 15 people were killed and many more injured. and a large part of the town of west texas was levelled in april, 2013. this morning. no details of the settlement released as yet. at least two more trials are still scheduled. strong winds are fueling flames in colorado, nebraska and firefighters in northern colorado spent much of sunday trying to contain three blazes. a 100-acre blaze south of bennett consumed two sheds, another building and 12 cars. two firefighters sustained minor injuries. a fire in greeley destroyed a barn and sourced up to 300 -- scorched up to 300 acres. nature's fury on full display right here in my hometown, tampa, florida. a waterspout wreaking havoc. it moves over the skyway bridge, startling drivers. then the funnel cloud lifts a
u.s. postal service semi truck into the air. breaks it apart. amazingly the driver was not injured. mail was scattered across the highway. it looked like a toy truck. >> that's near downtown, right? >> it is, not too far. part of south carolina still underwater this morning after last week's historic floods. the death toll stands at 19. at least 17 dams have failed so far as water recedes in some towns, thousands of families are now battling a new enemy. abc's phillip mena is there. >> reporter: with waters receding in some parts of south carolina, the race to save what's left of these homes. >> you tear it all out. get the house dried out, and build it back. >> reporter: volunteers in columbia helping homeowners as the city halls away debris. >> if you get to the point where the mold gross so rapidly, it could be a complete demo. >> reporter: the goal, getting the water-damaged drywall and furniture removed before mold starts growing. farther east, a much different story. in the flooded town of conway,
eight feet above normal. and for the thousands living in the flood path like amber carole and her family, life is still far from normal. >> it's pretty hard for them also. they've never been through anything like this. >> reporter: trips to school, work, even walmart, require a 20-minute boat ride down the street. >> i just wish it would all go away. i wish there was a plug we could pull to make it go on somewhere. >> reporter: with so many roads still impassable, fema is now bringing in amphibious vehicles to help stranded residents get around. >> we have never experienced anything like this in our life. >> reporter: this is one of those roads still impassable. officials say it could take up to a month for these streets to dry out. phillip mena, abc news, conway, south carolina. >> i can't believe how long that thank you. a man is safe on land this morning after being adrift for five days in a disabled boat. the coast guard rescued him off the hawaiian islands and towed his boat to shore. he told the coast guard his
28-foot catamaran lost its mast during a storm. and he was running out of water and power. he had to wait to drift close enough to land before he could send a distress call. two male suicide bombers are blamed for turkey's worst terrorist attack in years. thousands are mourning the nearly 100 victims killed on saturday as they gathered for a peace rally. government officials say the bombers were backed by kurdish rebels or i sis militants. mourners are angry at the government for not preventing the attack. the turkish air force is attacking rebel forces. >> we're getting word this morning that army sergeant bowe bergdahl may be spared from prison. an investigator officer has recommended lighter penalties. he was captured by the taliban and held for five years. he faces charges of desertion. the most severe punishment includes life in prison. president obama is weighing in on the e-mail controversy
minutes" the president acknowledged clinton's use of a private e-mail server was a mistake, but he said he didn't think it posed a national security problem. and he attributed the intense focus on the issue for the last three months partially to the presidential political season. >> what i think is that it is important for her to answer these questions to the satisfaction of the american public and they can make their own judgment. >> president obama also said there's no evidence that clinton's server was used to hide something or store information. vice president joe biden is expected to decide this week if he's going to run for president. biden dodged questions about his intentions as he attended his grandson's football game over the weekend. now, sources say biden won't make an announcement till after the first democratic debate which is being held in las vegas tomorrow night. cars have always been a big part of the james bond films, and they were on the streets of paris yesterday.
sunbeam alpine in the first film "doctor no" to a dv10 created for the next film were all on display to promote "specter" which will be released in two weeks in britain and next month here in the u.s. >> the only one missing was a submarine car from "the spy who loved me." not not all of the cars are aston martins though. there's occasionally a bentley or two. >> rolls-royce. >> go ahead. intelligence also owns an occasional bmw or range rover. >> good, they know their cars. the current movie, they wasted about $37 million worth of cars just blowing them up. >> just the cars alone? >> just the cars that were blown up. >> i'm scared to ask what the final budget was. >> exactly. no wonder daniel craig says he's not coming back. coming up in "the skinny," vin diesel problems that he does not have a dad bod. is this for real? see for yourself. >> also ahead, changing the rules about law school
homecoming kings and queens. even a 3-year-old with a fantastic attitude can be a campus hero. >> the growing scandal involving a former lottery worker accused of fixing the numbers in at three least three states. the millions at stake. first the folks at our times square studio spend a lot of time working on this weather map. so please look. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max. dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it'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.
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bipolarism. kate visibly moved by the story of a young woman who suffered from depression. >> and we turn now to a major sports headline. chase utley's appeal of his suspension will be heard today. the l.a. dodgers' second baseman has been suspended for three games and three and four of the playoff games rather. with the mets after this slide in saturday's game. utley collided with mets shortstop ruben tejeda who broke his right leg. slide violated the rules. we could have a ruling on the appeal by gametime tonight. >> people wondering what's going to happen. >> yeah. two critical games coming up. game three and four. that series being tied. >> another foul play. it's growing into a criminal investigation. a potential multimillion dollar fraud scandal. >> centers around a former lottery worker accused of rigging drawings by fixing the numbers with a computer
program. and it's not his first time doing so. abc's clayton sandell with the story. >> reporter: what authorities call one of the biggest lottery frauds ever. >> if you match all five numbers and the hot ball, you win the jackpot. >> reporter: -- is getting bigger. part of what prosecutors say is an inside job by a former lottery employee, edward tipton. tipton allegedly rigged lottery computers to pick specific numbers so he could win iowa's hot lotto game. but hiding his own identity, paying associates to try and collect the $16 million prize. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have the winning ticket. >> reporter: eventually, he was fifrd, -- fired, recently convicted and sentenced to prison. slug but officials say he also fixed games in colorado and wisconsin. a total of $1.3 million paid to winners who just happen to be tipton's own brother and a long-time friend. they have not be charged in this case, but that friend is facing two counts of fraud in the earlier iowa case. >> this is a breach of trust
against lotteries, players, our games, and the billions of dollars at stake for the worthy causes that lotteries benefit. >> reporter: tipton's lawyer is appealing the conviction. and says this new charge is an effort to garner publicity. for an untimely investigation, calling the previous case fatally flawed. but investigators say they're not done. >> this is now a nationwide investigation. that seeks to identify instances where individuals may have taken advantage of personal relationships to perpetrate fraud against the lottery game. >> reporter: the lotteries say they've now added multiple layers of new security. hoping to lower the odds of getting taken again. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. it's amazing he was able to do it for so long. if that was the case. the iowa lottery officials are saying none of the computers that he used are currently in use now. >> so many different hands too, apparently involved. so we'll see. when we come back, the presidential advice handed down to kanye west.
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west believe it or not says he may run for president in 2020. so what does the current about that? >> do you really think that this country's going to elect a black guy from the southside of chicago with a funny name to be president of the united states? that is crazy. that's cray. >> that's cray. >> the president made the joke at a fund-raiser this weekend in san francisco where west was headlining that night. >> i like that he used cray. i wonder if the president was about fleek. you were teaching me last week at commercial break. >> that wardrobe right there is on fleek. >> is on fleek. >> next, speaking of presidential -- you're schooling me. all right. thanks for trying to make me school. speaking of presidential politics, is a song at the center of a tug of war between one republican hopeful and a
>> little did anyone know when more than 40 years ago when this song was released that it would spark a growing political firestorm. dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams turn >> attorneys for aerosmith frontman steven tyler has sent a cease and desist letter to donald trump's campaign to stop using the ballad. >> get this. tyler is a registered republican and his lawyer says this isn't about a political or a personal issue with trump but one of permission and copyright. so it's a money issue. next up, vin diesel is striking back at what he calls body shamers. >> days ago, paparazzi caught him shirtless in miami sporting a softer look. maybe that's the right word?
so the 48-year-old "fast and furious" actor releasing this photo to his 11 million followers showing off his famous physique. >> sucking in for the two seconds it takes to click. the photo has reached more than 200,000 likes with one fan commenting if that's what they call a dad bod, then bring it on. >> bring on the laundry too. >> a six-pack. >> speaking of big numbers a piece of celebrity real estate has just dropped in price again. >> bankrupt rapper 50 cent has been trying for eight years to unload his 50,000 square foot mansion in connecticut. that's huge. it was originally listed at $18.5 million. he's cut the asking price several times. now it's down to just $8.5 million. >> i wonder if he'll pay the heating bill if you buy it. the house is set on 17 acres, 21 bedrooms. one of the largest private residences in america. costs s s $72,000 a month to maintain. he bought the house from mike tyson.
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crowning of the queen or king. >> for some schools, the criteria for that time-honored tradition is changing. >> here's abc's tom llamas. >> at the homecoming game at this pennsylvania high school, the biggest play came at halftime. the whole school coming together to crown a queen. unlike any other. >> she just has a kind heart. always wants to brighten people's day and she does. >> this year's homecoming queen sarah nuslin has down's syndrome, but her sister lizzie said that's not why she's being honored. >> she didn't win because she has a disability. it's because she's a great person overall. >> braden carpenter sported this new haircut for homecoming because his date ali is fighting brain cancer. he wanted to make her comfortable. his reward, her big smile. and at denver's manual high school, the football team made homecoming history making a 3-year-old girl their queen.
immediately touched us. i think there are so few times in your life where you can feel an immediate impact. rehabbed her backyard making sure she had grass to play in. she's undergone multiple open heart surgeries. her fighting spirit and the players' love for her a true homecoming memory. >> touched my heart so much. like i wanted to cry to see this little girl walk out and be >> tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> it's great to see the tradition is changing. i imagine back in high school, you were probably like so popular. >> i was the nerd. yeah, nice try guys. >> we've got spirit, yes, we do. >> i've got spirit in the library with my books. that was a picture of my high school days. thanks for giving me nice thighs to our graphics department. >> they did a very good job. i'm sure you were probably like queen of the ball. >> queen of the library. >> coming up. >> this is abc's "world news
i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines that we're following this morning on "world news now." chaos in turkey. as the key u.s. ally suffers its nearly 100 people dead while attending a peace rally on saturday. government officials say two male suicide bombers are behind the attack. president obama speaking out about the hillary clinton e-mail scandal. the president acknowledged that clinton's use of a private server was a mistake but he said he didn't believe national security was in danger. a waterspout wreaked havoc on a tampa, florida highway. it moves across the road surprising motorists. it also tossed around a u.s. postal service semi truck lifting it into the air and
ripping it apart. no one was injured. and with fuel prices down, the airlines starting to pass on some of the savings to passengers. fares last month were 18% cheaper than a year ago. analysts expect that trend to continue. those are some of our top stories on this monday, columbus day, october 12th. this monday, columbus day, october from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we do say good morning to you everyone. we're going to get started on a serious note with that deadly terror attack in turkey. >> nearly 100 people killed as bombs exploded during a peace rally. mourners are angry with the government. the turkish air force is attacking kurdish militants. abc's alex marquardt is there. >> reporter: youthful singing and joined hands under a clear blue sky. the peace this rally called for shattered by two blasts.
wounded. the deadliest terror attack in turkish history. almost 100 killed. the site was cordoned off by police. forensics teams combing it for clues. this is as close as we can get to the scene. turkish officials say they believe it was suicide bombers who carried out the attack, either isis or kurdish militants. but so far, there has been no claim of responsibility. thousands turned out for remembrances and to vent their anger at the government for allowing this attack to happen. at the hospital, families and friends wait for news in the driveway. 21-year-old ulas was just a few yards from the blasts that took the lives of 16 of his friends. he's now worried that turkey has entered a dark new chapter. do you think there will be more attacks like this in turkey? >> yes, yes, yes, it is happening. >> reporter: as the country marks this tragedy with three days of national mourning, that fear over more violence is
growing, with contentious elections just a few weeks away and turkey cracking down on isis and its kurdish enemies. alex marquardt, abc news, ankara, turkey. >> iranian officials say a verdict has been reached in the espionage case against a "washington post" reporter. but it's unclear what the decision is or if jason rezaian has been sentenced. he is the california-born reporter who has been held for nearly a year and a half. the closed door trial was criticized by the u.s. government and press organizations. the paper has denied accusations that rezaian is a spy. >> there's word this morning army sergeant bowe bergdahl may be spared from prison. his attorney says an investigating officer has recommended lighter penalties. bergdahl was captured by the taliban and held captive for five years before being freed last year. he faces charges of desertion. the most severe punishment includes life in prison.
fighting words. its leaders saying they're ready to take on america. abc's bob woodruff is there for what may be the largest military parade that country has ever hosted and a rare look at the lives of the people who live in this secretive nation. >> reporter: we're allowed in to north korea to see only what the government wants us to see. our every movement controlled. our handlers bring us to their subway station. the people are taught to not trust americans. when we get too close, we're shunned. overseen at every step by the supreme leader kim jong-un's father and grandfather. patriotic music blares. new york it's not. we're never allowed to see suffering, no sense of a nation that totally shuts off at night as the satellite image shows. nonetheless, there is extreme national pride. >> so we are masters of the world. >> reporter: we're then taken to a park highlighting north korean
it's for tourists but even so -- bob? >> yes? >> you're not allowed here. >> reporter: there is, of course, the massive military parade. the forced pageantry and power all people pledging allegiance to the supreme leader kim jong-un. he tells them we can deal with any war against the united states. as day turns to night, we find this woman eager to talk about the day. seizing the moment. >> it's the happiest moment in my life. >> reporter: for months there have been concerns kim jong-un would launch another ballistic missile just to flex his muscles around the same time as this parade. although it has not happened so far, experts believe it could happen soon. bob woodruff, abc news. >> and a memphis police officer is dead and a suspect is in custody. he was shot near his home while off duty. there are reports he may have gotten into an argument with a neighbor. but details are still sketchy. he had only been a police
officer to die within the past three months. >> two reports have concluded that a cleveland police officer's fatal shooting after african-american boy was justified. responding to a 911 call of someone in a park with a gun. but tamir rice had a pellet gun. still the two reports have found the officers responsible was reasonable -- their response was reasonable. tamir's family including his mother outraged. >> ms. rice and her family now believe that this has been an 11 plus month charade to ensure that there's no accountability or indictment of these officers. >> a grand jury will decide if the officers will face charges. the prosecutor has invited the family to submit their own experts' assessments of the evidence. their lawyer says they are still deciding. >> this is a troubling one. all but one school in the reno, nevada area will reopen today
after an outbreak of norovirus spread to more than a dozen last friday. three daycare centers were also affected. near 800 students and faculty were sickened. it is a very contagious virus that affects the gastrointestinal system. there was another major outbreak in the reno area three years ago. a man is safe on land after being adrift for five days in a disabled boat. the coast guard rescued him and towed his 28-foot catamaran to shore. he told the coast guard his boast lost its mast during a storm and he was running out of water and power. he had to drift close enough to land for the coast guard to hear his distress call. it looked like a disaster on the runway in singapore after a jet's nose gear collapsed. the airline's airbus a-330 was being inspected before a flight to hong kong when this happened. nose gear retracted and the front of the plane fell onto the tarmac crushing a portable staircase. no passengers or crew members were on board. the plane is out of service while the airline and
investigators try to figure out what went wrong. >> thinking the landing gear doesn't work. southwest airlines scrambling to fix a computer glitch. that's creating a huge mess at airports across the country. the airline has been forced to issue handwritten tickets leaving thousands of passengers with electronic boarding passes stuck in line for several hours. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: a travel nightmare for thousands as southwest airlines grapples with a computer glitch. lines spilling all the way to the curb in las vegas and denver. and a bottleneck in los angeles. tents set up to shield waiting passengers from the heat. southwest blaming a "technology issue" affecting everything from its website to mobile app reservation centers and airports. >> sometimes murphy's law gets you, doesn't it? >> reporter: the trouble beginning around 10:00 a.m. as southwest begins manually issuing boarding passes. by mid-morning, a tweet from southwest saying, "we apologize for this morning's technical issues." adding, 150 flights were affected.
>> they took my name down manually on a piece of paper at the gate which made me feel a little bit uneasy. >> reporter: with the airline scrambling, southwest employees handing out water to frustrated passengers. by 1:30 p.m., the number of flights affected jumping to 450. passengers unsure if they'd get to their destination. >> i'm still not 100% confident that i'm going to get on that flight. >> reporter: last month, american airlines grounded flights in three cities because of a computer glitch. in august, an air traffic control problem caused by a software update snarled travel along the east coast. and in july, united blaming a computer malfunction for hundreds of delays. southwest says this is affecting future bookings, as well. we just spoke with a woman who missed her flight and waited in this line to be rebooked for two hours but no one could help her because even southwest has no access to their reservations. >> an incredible scene over the skies of new mexico. hundreds of hot air balloons
taking flight all at once. >> take a look at this. you're looking at more than 500 colorful balloons taking off at the 44th annual albuquerque international balloon fiesta. the nine-day event came to an end with the final mass ascension at dawn. balloons represented dozens of states and nearly 20 different countries. nice. okay, coming up, sports with reena with late night action from the american league and the nfl, of course. >> it will be good. >> all righty. >> also ahead the dramatic second base play that left a new york mets player with a broken leg and an infielder from the los angeles dodgers in big trouble. >> later taking a leap of faith at age 92, the sky dive by a war veteran, and he says it will not be his last after our look at the columbus day forecast. it is a holiday after all. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. r, brought to you by creditcards.com. what do you got to offer us today? balance transfer that's my game bank you never heard
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former president george h.w. bush makes no bones about it. he's a houston astros fan and yesterday, he threw out the first pitch before the team's third playoff game with kansas city. the president is a regular at astros games. take a look at the orange sox there. the 91-year-old bush wears a neck brace since a fall at his home this past summer. royals 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead in their series. >> they both have such energy. he's got a neck brace and still just out there. >> quite a pitch. >> right. you know what that means? >> there's music. all right for the rest of the highlights, it's sports with reena with late night games and baseball and football. you pumped? >> i'm pumped. so apparently o'dell beckham's speed and agility were too much for the san francisco 49ers. my take it there was too much time on the clock. he helped the new york giants stay in the game but one of the nfl's best receivers had to leave the game with a hamstring
injury. he was able to return for the final series as the giants edged the niners, 30-27. >> big game. >> very interesting. and back to baseball, the blue jays bounced back in their american league playoff series beating the rangers in texas, 5-1. toronto still had trouble scoring runs though, hitting into three double plays. until troy tulowitzki, he broke the game open. three-run homer. texas leads the series though two games to one. game four, big game four that's this afternoon. >> it's really quite a back and forth between those two teams. you know, the toronto blue jays and the texas rangers at it the. >> my favorite quote online was that someone says, one of the announcers said that people in canada don't play baseball. like there's that winter thing that goes on up there that people don't play. canadians were very angry about that online.
exactly. one of the viewers said we should call that segment sports arena. >> there you go. >> now to another major sports headline. chase utley has been banned for two playoff games following that late takeout slide that broke the right leg of mets shortstop ruben tejada. >> while major league baseball made its ruling, fans have quite a bit to say themselves about what happened. here's abc's t.j. holmes. >> reporter: the seventh inning, game two of the national league division series, mets up 2-1. dodgers howie kendrick hits a line drive up the middle. chase utley going hard at second. tejada is down. >> reporter: the runner chase utley on first ran hard at second while the tying run crossed home plate. mets shortstop ruben tejada making a play to prevent the go-ahead score from being on second. watch how utley comes into the base sending him flying into the air. utley's helmet flies off. he hits his head on tejada's
and then the dirt. the met shortstop not getting up after the play. his right fibula broken. but did utley injure tate ha da intentionally? >> the intent is to break up the slide. the mechanics regarding this play maybe could have hit the dirt a little earlier but the message is he was doing what he's been taught to do. >> it wasn't a slide. it's a tackle. >> one fan tweeting there's a difference between a clean takeout slide and tackling somebody. others maintain it's just playoff ball tweeting was hard, not dirty. #game-changer. this isn't the first time utley has made a play like this. in 2010 near the end of the regular season utley took out tejada in a similar play. joe torre now a major league baseball executive says the play is under review to derryl if the slide is excessive. >> i'm still watching replays of it. >> tejada looked like a receiver coming over the middle, having his feet knocked out from under
him by a defensive back. >> t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> and, of course, torre making the ruling that there's going to be a two-game suspension. ugly slide, absolutely. >> coming up an exciting development in the fight against cancer. >> and it has to do with a giant ancient animal. what elephants may be able to tell us about fighting cancer. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues
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it was a trip to the zoo by a cancer researcher with his children that inspiring a new angle in the fight against america's biggest killer behind heart disease. >> this researcher remembered that elephants rarely get cancer. so that led to his wondering whether whatever protects them can also protect people. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: elephants have survived 55 million years on this earth. they've evolved to beat cancer and they might just help us beat it, too. >> in this elephant blood, i totally truly believe lies the secret to cancer prevention. we have something here that potentially can save millions of lives. >> reporter: elephant blood from shiftman's local zoo and the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. you see most humans have only
which kills cancerous cells. elephants have around 40, and elephants hardly ever get cancer. does this involve then somehow getting p 53 genes from an elephant into a human? >> that's one approach. there are other things we can do. looking for drugs that mimic the effect. >> shiftman is inspired in this bizarre collaboration by his patients. >> i'll undergo brain surgery again in two weeks. >> reporter: a recurring cancer because tony means has only one >> i have passed it on i guess to landon, emma and sophie. >> whose lives one day could be saved by tomker, mabel, luna and hassan. nick watt, abc news, salt lake city, utah. >> who knew the elephants had so much wisdom into disease. >> they're very, very smart animals. so you know, you can learn from them anything.
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sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. each passing year we're getting older. it's harder to believe for many of us with older military veterans in our family that world war ii vets are well into their 90s. >> can you believe that? one of those vets is proof positive that you really are only as young as you feel. jake patterson has the story from our station in tampa. >> reporter: inside the american legion 186 in brooksville, you'll find lots of heroes, veterans from past wars hang out here every day. but there's one world war ii veteran.
>> you don't remember george burns. that is getting all the attention. jack stephon is 92 years old. you wouldn't expect him to be here. on saturday morning, stefan became one of the oldest people to sky dive at sky dive city in zephyr hills. his friends were skeptical to say the least. >> i said god bless you. i says, i'll be there when you do it, jack. >> why, jack? because it sounds exciting. never done it before. let's try it. >> here we go. >> reporter: up he went. 13,500 feet. >> the most fearful was standing in the doorway. >> reporter: and out he goes. >> you're floating. just on a cloud. there's no noise. just floating. it's serene. >> reporter: on the ground, his legion buddies were waiting. > it was a thrill to watch. he had people there that were just watching him because he was 92. >> reporter: for those who say age is just a number, in jack's case, you'd be right. >> people should try that more
often. live life with gusto. really, yeah, give you something to look forward to. >> reporter: and jack is looking forward to jumping once again. >> he told his instructor, he says i'll be back when i'm 95. >> two things makes life interesting. that's what it's all about. all you young guys try things. makes you feel younger. jake peterson, abc "action news." >> that's the secret to the fountain of youth. >> try things. bush did a similar thing sky diving at 90. oh, wow, that plane, it's too bad that plane lost its engines. that's the only way i'm sky diving. there is no way. >> not your thing, huh? >> no, no. but good for them. if it makes you stay young, do it. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> i'm going to stick to my cold creams. remember to follow us on facebook, wnnfans.com. creams.
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