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tt4watv# #d " lzt& 75x ` making news in america this `morning, breaking overnight, `long lines at airports and `frustrated passengers, some just `off long overseas flights. `a major computer malfunction `causing a ripple effect across `the country. `new details just in. ` back on the trail after the `big debate. `the candidates taking jabs at `each other as the deadline nears `for joe biden to make a `decision. `plus, a fight breaking out at a `donald trump rally. `we're live in washington. ` caught on camera. `a truck loses control, hits an `embankment and flies off a `freeway. `how road rage might be to blame. ` and playoff picture. `the american league championship
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`see. ` well, good thursday morning. `we begin with the chaos and `confusion at airports across the `country. `>> when the customs computer `system went down, long lines `quickly formed like this one at `dallas/ft. worth. `passengers traveling `internationally waiting in line `for hours. `>> some of the busiest airports `affected from coast to coast, `jfk, boston, logan, atlanta and `l.a.x. `overnight, a serious slowdown at `american airports. `>> it's crazy. `i never saw anything like this. `>> reporter: from los angeles to `new york, major delays and long `lines forming for international `travelers at check-in counters `and in customs. `>> the people up there were all `cursing. `there was people that couldn't `walk. `it was crazy. `it was crazy. `people in a wheelchair that were `crying waiting for hours. `>> they told me the computer
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`system was down and we needed to `fill out some form, old school `style. `>> reporter: the problem with `the department of homeland `security's system. `it checks passenger names `against checklists. `it was down for 90 minutes but `the lines lasting much longer. `>> they should have had a better `system like another backup or `something. `>> reporter: this morning on `social media tweets pouring in `from passengers having a hard `time getting through customs. `one passenger writing, `challenges in a digital world. `check in system crashed at jfk `airport. `homeland security says the `outage does not appear to be `malicious. `>> turning now to politics, the `clock is ticking for joe biden `to make up his mind about a run `for the white house. `>> now hillary clinton's camp is `calling for a decision from the `vice president fresh from her `performance at the debate and `abc's kenneth moton has the `latest. `>> reporter: good morning, reena `and phillip. `yes, it is back to work on the `trail for the democrats and now `that we are post-debate, the
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`biden is only intensifying. `>> it is so great to be here `with all of you. `>> reporter: hillary clinton `taking a victory lap in las `vegas after her strong debate `performance. `>> did we have a good debate `last night? `[ cheers and applause ] `>> reporter: clinton rallied a `crowd of 2500 people, picked up `a union endorsement and weighed `in on vice president joe biden's `tough decision. `>> i just think he needs to `decide what is best for him and `his family. `>> reporter: biden chimed in `about the debate but still no `word on his potential run. ` `>> reporter: donald trump was `also back on the trail greeted `by immigration and black lives `matter activists last night in `richmond, virginia. `a fight actually broke out. `trump didn't miss a beat. `>> that's why we have freedom of `speech, folks, you know. `>> reporter: trump called `clinton the winner of tuesday `night's debate and set his `sights on bernie sanders. `place. `we need a tough, strong leader. `and it's not this guy.
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`on social media and said this `about the self-described `democratic socialist. `>> i call him a `socialist/communist, okay, `because that's what he is. `>> reporter: sanders was busy at `an l.a. fund-raiser introduced `by comedian seth mcfarland who `took a jab at jim webb's debate `complaints. `>> how about trying to get in `the conversation ten minutes. `>> i want to make sure jim webb `has a chance to talk so i'll be `brief. `>> reporter: as for joe biden, `the chairman of the clinton `campaign says he knows the vice `president has been through a `tremendous family tragedy, but `the time has come to make a `decision. `reena and phillip. `>> kenneth moton live in `washington, thank you. ` secretary of state john `kerry will travel to the middle `east as a wave of deadly `violence there grows worse. `at least eight israelis and 31 `palestinians have been killed so `far. `in the latest attack a `70-year-old woman was stabbed `outside a bus station in israel. `abc's alex marquardt is in `jerusalem and says the tension
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`highest level in years. `>> reporter: you can see here `these young palestinians `throwing rocks at those israeli `soldiers down the road. `the fear now is that these `scenes are not part of the `regular cycle of violence but `rather with a growing number of `attacks and clashes that this `will now turn into something `much bigger. `>> the palestinian u.n. `ambassador says israel's `response has been, quote, `savage. `he says 7 of the 30 palestinians `killed are children and that `1500 people have been wounded. ` well, an anxious night for `some residents in central texas `as a fast-moving wildfire is `only 10% contained. `the fire in basdrop county has `destroyed nine homes and about `150 structures are still `threatened. `several neighborhoods were `evacuated. `fire crews are facing `challenging weather conditions `with highs in the 90s and gusty `winds. ` police in nevada have `released the 911 calls that came `in after former nba star `lamar odom was found unconscious `at a brothel. `the 35-year-old odom reportedly
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`that he had used cocaine before `arriving there on saturday. `during his stay, he drank `alcohol and had taken an `over-the-counter sexual `here is part of the call to `authorities. `>> they need to hurry please `because he's got blood coming `out of his nose, white stuff `coming out of his mouth, and `they can't get him to wake up. `>> odom remains on life support `at a las vegas hospital. `he was on an open-ended `reservation at the brothel and `was said to be staying in its `best vip suite. ` the owner of the u.s. cargo `ship that sank with 33 people on `board during hurricane joaquin `is now facing a lawsuit. `the family of crew member lonnie `jordan claims the "el faro" was `not fit to sail in the rough `seas kicked up by the storm off `the bahamas. `their $100 million lawsuit `accuses the company and the `captain of negligence for `placing profits over safety.
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`maryland is being given the `nation's highest military `award for his life-saving `actions in afghanistan. `captain florent groberg will `receive the medal of honor next `month while on security detail. `captain groberg pushed a suicide `bomber to the ground. `that prevented the bomb from `going off in a crowd of senior `officers. `he's only the tenth living `service member to receive the `award for actions in afghanistan `or iraq. ` coming up, a salmonella `scare sparks a major food `recall. `we have the details. ` and caught on camera. `airborne, a truck speeding out `of control flying off a freeway. ` plus, what a weird play this `baseball incident in an `important game that left `everyone scratching their heads. t how does it feel to lose the first 10 pounds on weight watchers?
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` the major daily fantasy `sports operators are now the `target of a preliminary federal `investigation. `the justice department and the `fbi are looking into whether the `business models of those `operators violate federal law. `fantasy sports sites have been `exempt from certain laws because `they're considered games of `skill. `the federal probe is trying to `determine if daily fantasy games `are a form of gambling that fall `outside that exemption. ` the world's largest retailer `walmart is facing a money `crisis. `walmart predicts earnings will `drop steadily over the next year `and a half. `causing a stock market plunge `yesterday, the company's stock `has fallen 30% this year. `it's facing fierce competition `from amazon and other retailers. `because of the stock plunge, the `company's top ten shareholders `saw $14.7 billion vanish. ` dole vegetables is `voluntarily recalling some of `its bagged spinach after a `random sample tested positive
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`the recall involves more than `33,000 bags with an october 15th `expiration date. `in 13 states from missouri to `massachusetts. `dole says no illnesses have been `reported. ` drivers in the denver area `could soon pay a huge toll for `access to a stretch of `interstate 70. `that toll, $40. `the tolls were approved `yesterday as a way to cut down `on congestion. `officials are hoping that it `will encourage drivers to get an `electronic express toll pass `which shaves off a few dollars. `traffic backups are common along `that stretch of i-70 especially `in winter. ` new details about a `successor to the concorde hoping `to fly from new york to london `in as little as an hour. `a patent was approved to design `a concorde 2 that will travel `three times faster than the `original concorde. `the supersonic airbus would have `a rocket motor and soar high `above conventional aircraft and `it would carry just 19 `passengers.
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`now under control. `residents had been told to be `ready to evacuate but that order `was lifted. `firefighters kept an eye on hot `spots throughout the night. ` if you're about to head to `work, watch out for `thunderstorms stretching from `los angeles to las vegas that `could produce some flash `flooding. `also plan on rain around miami `and a few showers from the ohio `valley to the great lakes. ` and if you're flying, expect `possible airport delays in those `same spots, l.a., las vegas and `miami. ` well, two parents in new `york state are charged with a `shocking crime, beating their `teenage son to death at a `church. `>> the couple has been charged `with manslaughter in the attack `on their 19-year-old son during `a so-called counseling session `at the word of life church near `syracuse. `the victim's 17-year-old brother `was injured in the attack. `the church has drawn scrutiny `from neighbors in the past. `>> i used to live here for `several years, and i never
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`them, but i did see a lot of `sketchy things regarding stuff `in my backyard weird hours of `the night, weird chanting, `humming. `>> police say the point of the `beatings was to get the brothers `to confess their sins and then `ask forgiveness. `investigators are still working `on details about what provoked `the attack. `more arrests are expected. ` in cleveland a truck driver `is being held on a million `dollar bond accused of being a `serial killer and rapist. `robert rembert `served six years in prison for a `fatal shooting in 1997. `he is now charged with killing `another person that same year `and three other murders this `year. `prosecutors believe there were `other victims in between. ` a former nfl player who took `his own life had a brain disease `linked to head trauma. `adrian robinson jr. played two `seasons in the league `during which he suffered several `concussions. `his diagnosis of having cte was `confirmed after a study of his `brain. `robinson committed suicide in `may at age 25. `links between concussion, cte
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`and suicide are the subject of `debate. ` federal investigators are `heading to eastern louisiana `hoping to determine what caused `the deadly plane crash there. `the twin engine cessna went down `in flames shortly after taking `off from hammond airport killing `two people. `the pilot reported engine `trouble and was returning to the `airport when the plane crashed. ` a southern california driver `caught this terrifying scene on `his dash cam. `a truck speeding up and trying `to pass a mustang loses control, `hits the mustang, veers off the `freeway and flies over the `embankment. `the truck landed in a car `dealership lot and flipped over. `relatives say the driver is `pretty banged up but should `survive. `witnesses say it appeared to be `a case of road rage after both `vehicles tried merging into the `same lane. ` well, a new warning about `dietary supplements including `vitamins and energy boosters.
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`23,000 people are visiting `emergency rooms every year. `most are young people between 20 `and 24 years old. `the industry points out it's a `small fraction of the 150 `million who use dietary `supplements. ` researchers say people in `high stress jobs have a 22% `higher risk of stroke, but they `point out that work stress can `lead to unhealthy behaviors like `smoking, poor eating habits and `lack of exercise. `all proven risk factors for `stroke. `so they say more study is `needed. ` a great stress reliever is `some sports. `the nfl week, it begins tonight `with a rivalry game between the `falcons and the saints. `playoff baseball going on `highlights now from our guys at `espn. `>> with stan verrett, i'm steve `levy. `there was some win or go home `baseball played on wednesday in `a game i don't think we'll `forget for a long time. `>> no, if you didn't see `rangers/blue jays, `let me show you. `you probably won't forget once `you see them. `rougned odor `on third.
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`russell martin tries to throw it `back, it hits off choo's bat and `gets away. `odor comes home to score. `what the -- `quite sure what to do. `they got together and decided `odor scores and the run counts. `you have to look up the rule `bottom seven tied at 3. `jose bautista, joey bats, `three-run shot. `blue jays moving on to the alcs. `we'll try, the astros and `royals, also a win or go home `scenario. `dallas keuchel, the great `starter, on in relief with two `aboard. `kendrys morales, if it's fair, `it's gone, it's gone, all right, `the whole thing is gone, `three-run homer, royals take a `7-2 lead and they are on their `way, ninth inning two out, wade `davis on the pitch. `george springer the drive, paulo `orlando, the great grab to end `the series. `the royals, they advance on to `the alcs and meet the blue jays, `a whole lot of popping bottles. `>> mets and dodgers meet later
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`tonight for a chance to face the `cubs in the nlcs. `that's it from here. `now back to you. ` and he mentioned the cubs `there. `you might remember a `towering home run hit on tuesday `night at wrigley field. `>> that is the ball there. `it is dotting the "i" in the `word budweiser in the right `field scoreboard. `the team says it's going to stay `there. `in fact, it has now been encased `in plexiglas presumably so that `steve bartman will not get his `hands on it. `>> oh, boy. ` well, up next in "the `pulse," sweeping change, a `popular restaurateur eliminating `tips. `from his establishment. `will it start a trend? ` and big ben like you've `never seen before. `a bald eagle and a gopro giving `amazing views of london. @ about long-acting levemir . @as my diabetes changed, it got harder to control@my blood sugar. today, i'm asking@about levemir . v vo: levemir is anv injectable insulin @
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` time now to check "the `pulse" starting with a bold move `by a new york businessman that `could start a trend at `restaurants all across the `country. `>> danny meyer is eliminating `tipping at one of his top `restaurants and doing the same `in about a dozen others by the `end of next year. `he says he wants his 1800 `workers to earn opportunities `based on merit. `>> but customers should not `expect to pay less. `with no gratuities, the price of `a meal will, of course, go up. `i like the idea. `spreading the wealth. `>> yeah, good idea. ` an uninvited guest rattling `students and teachers. `it showed up for class at a `bozeman, montana, high school. `>> it was this black bear first `spotted on the football field `then wandered up through an open `garage door into the school. `>> that bear roamed the halls `sniffing around student lockers `perhaps looking for a snack. `police helped steer the bear `toward a doorway, and it took `off running.
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`the bear was apparently unhappy `about being chased off, and it `left a little something behind `for the cleanup crew. `>> oh, i'm guessing that was not `a tip. `>> no, but, wow, that's pretty `scary seeing a bear there. `a reason to go home. `>> a reason to go home. `school is out. ` and check out london like `you've never seen it before. `this camera shot by -- this `video shot by a camera mounted `on the back of a bald eagle. `>> check that out. `wow. `it's soaring over the british `capital, and it captures some of `its most well-known landmarks. `the 29-year-old bald eagle, his `name is sidney, he's said to be `comfortable in urban `environments clearly. `>> sidney flew around for three `days. `the footage in an especially `designed camera captured about `and eventually will be used in a `new video game which will be set `in london. `>> wonder what that's all about. `such a cool shot. `gopros are such a -- `>> everywhere. `>> exactly. `i don't know how they're able to `corral that eagle and get it on `top.
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` checking our top stories, a `major glitch at airports across `the country. `the computer system that checks `passengers against the terror `watch list went down leaving `thousands of passengers stuck in `customs for hours. ` there are indications a plea `deal could be entered as early `as today by former house speaker `dennis hastert. `he is charged with paying more `than a million dollars to a `former friend to cover up past `misconduct. ` as violence in the middle `east grows worse, arab `ambassadors meet today at the `united nations. `secretary of state john kerry is `expected to travel to the region `soon to meet with leaders from `both sides. ` looking at today's weather, `stormy in the southwest. `record heat in texas. `fair and mild in the east, `showers upper midwest.
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`the white house is turning into `a major concert hall, performing `later today cuba's famed buena `vista social club. `>> and last night it was a bill `jammed with a-list artists `making the 50th anniversary of `the arts and the humanities act. `here's abc's arlette saenz. `>> reporter: a star-studded `concert at the white house. `award-winning artist s s `james taylor, queen latifah and `usher serenading president obama `and the first lady. ` whoa oh merry mercy me `>> by the way, people `sometimes ask me what the `biggest perk of being president `is, number one is the plane. `[ laughter ] `number two is buddy guy comes `here all the time to my house `with his guitar. `[ laughter ] `>> reporter: but before singing `in front of the world's most `powerful leader, some of these `icons `met a few of their future `proteges. `michelle obama hosted middle `school children at a songwriting `workshop
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`shorty, keb' mo' and the great `smokey robinson. `>> and i'm sure none of these `folks up here ever dreamed that `they'd be playing a concert for `the president of the united `states. `>> reporter: the students worked `one-on-one with the artists to `write their own music and `perform their original songs. ` hey hey hey hard work for `play `>> reporter: all meant to `inspire the next generation of `musicians. `>> i am blessed enough to have `gotten the chance to live my `dream, and all of you in here `have dreams, and i just say to `you, pursue them. `>> reporter: so maybe one day `they can go from a songwriting `workshop to performing in front `of the president. ` i guess you'd say `>> reporter: arlette saenz, abc `news, the white house. ` my girl my girl my girl `[ applause ]
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`>> ah, what a night.

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