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next debate. donald trump and ben carson demanding changes to the debate format. and they want it capped at two hours with commercials and want to speak directly to the camera
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at the open and close. cnbc says it's considering the demands. turning now to the democrats and a new hint from joe biden about a possible run. a top aide for the vice president sent a letter to former staffers saying if biden enters the race, he will need their race. and he said everything that biden and the president have worked for is at stake. the letter also promised the biden campaign would be optimistic but gave no hint when an announcement might come. as jonathan carl tells us, biden >> reporter: joe biden was in full v.p. mode today. at the president's side in the morning, and then, awaiting the president of south korea in the afternoon. >> are you running for president? >> i will answer in korean. >> reporter: can you just tell >> i can't hear you. >> reporter: okay. a little louder? >> have you made your decision >> reporter: nothing? nothing at all? >> i'll tell you what -- good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to biden says he's nearing a final
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decision. although after hillary clinton's strong debate performance, fellow democrats are growing increasingly impatient. senator barbara boxer, a clinton supporter, who in august said biden should do whatever is in his heart, is now telling politico, "i just don't think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse hillary." clinton got a big endorsement from a member of the obama/biden cabinet. housing secretary julian castro, widely speculated as a possible clinton running mate. >> she has always, always been there for us and today, we're here for her. >> reporter: so, what is biden thinking? his younger brother, frank, told "the palm beach post" today, he's having a, quote, dialogue between his head and his heart and he's not being swayed by outside factors. several sources close to biden say he remains jibely undecided that he just hasn't made up his mind yet. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house.
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the final four in baseball's playoffs are set. now that the mets have beaten the donors in the final game of their series. new york got off to a good start, scoring a run on daniel murphy's first inning hit. then with the mets down 2-1, murphy scored in the fourth to tie it at two. he came up again in the sixth inning and nailed what would would be the game winning so low home run. the mets win 3-2 and they will now host the cubs in game one of the national league championship series starting tomorrow night. i love this story. you know all mets fans are happy about the success. but there's one who is probably a little bit more ecstatic than the others. meet add line rousseau. she just turned 100 years old on wednesday. >> she was originally a brooklyn dodgers fan, but when had he left for los angeles, add line said good riddance. so she supported the mets since they started in 1962. and like many mets fans she has no love for new york's other team.
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>> never had any use for them. never. never. >> why? >> why? because for the series, laughing like hell. >> love it. add line attended every home game of the 1986 world series when the mets beat the red sox. let's hope she has a chance to head to the field before this season's playoff run is over. >> a chance? she needs to be in some special beer. >> yeah. >> right? she deserves it. >> she said when she first started going to mets games, she 50 cents. i haven't checked the prices what it's going to be for this upcoming series but it was like $400 for the cheapest seat at their last game at city feed. >> that's even before. >> even earlier in the playoffs. going to be now. >> great story. >> it is absolutely.
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even though she's 100 years old, she has never seen the cubs win the world series. >> this could be a great moment for her. >> no, because she's rooting for the mets. even in 100 years not since 190 have the cubs won. >> she does not want to see that in her lifetime. >> they are the favorites. they did predict that in back to the future 2." >> only feels like 100 years. >> thank you, jack. coming up, tom brady doing some tackling for once. >> the quarterback going after coca-cola. but will he deflate the physician out of the soft drink competition. >> and we'll soften your heart gorilla. got a boxful of kittens to play with for her birthday. find us on facebook wnnfans.com. and twitter @abcwmp. you're watching "world news now." er that's my game bank you never heard of, that's my name
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we touched on some sports earlier with the baseball highlights, but this is extra special. this is "sports with reena." >> thank you for that int doeduction. you really like this segment. >> i love it. >> thursday night football. although the falcons and the saints, the new orleans folks opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two-yard touchdown rung by mark ingram.
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puppet, recovered it and took it in for their second touch down. a second short td run in the fourth quarter. the saints came marching in and they won this one, 31-21. >> the saints came marching in. i like it. >> do you like that one? >> i do. sports with reena. all right. a major strike against those heavily advertised daily fantasy sports web sites. i'm sure you've seen them all over the television lately. regulators in nevada ordered them shut down saying they cannot operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't need a license because they say that they provide games of skill and not of chance. and they claim they should be exempt just like those season long pancy sports. >> some people may think this is ironic. the quarterback many people think lied about underinflated footballs is accusing food and beverage companies of lying. > tom brady is causing out soda
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and breakfast cereals. story. >> reporter: america's most famous quarterback is taking on an unlikely opponent. tom brady getting heated in an interview on boston sports radio station weei monday not about coca-cola. >> the fact that they can sell that, you know, to kids, that's i mean, that's poison for kids. but they keep doing it. >> reporter: and he's not stopping at soft drinks. taking a shot at breakfast tiger. >> that's just america. that's what we've been conditioned to. food. >> reporter: the 3-year-old four-time super bowl champ crediting a healthy diet as a big part of his on field success accusing certainern large food and beverage companies can of false advertising. > all those companies make lots of money selling those things. advertise. when you go to the super bowl, sponsors? that's the education we get. that's what we get brainwashed
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to believe that all these things are normal food groups and this is what you should eat. >> reporter: coca-cola firing back say manage a statement all of its beverages are safe and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced lifestyle. kellogg defending frosted flakes for being associated with lower body mass index in children and adults. lately brady seems let inclined to hold his tongue after speculation about his marriage to gisele bundchen being on the rocks, he spoke rather candidly in this brand-new interview. >> she's my best friend. we get to do everything together and especially when you're you relationship with someone that you love to death and you love doing anything with. new york. >> taking on the nfl, feeling now. tonity tiger? nobody is safe from mr. brady. he's bringing it. but those comments were made in
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who was ripped apart in a magazine, boston magazine article for run-ins with the fda. brady taking everybody on. >> you're right. pepsi a big sponsor of the nfl and even the patriots. they had no comment today about those comments. >> stay out of brady's way. that's the bottom line. coming up in our next half hour, parents behaving badly reaching a new low and the kids, they're the ones being punished. >> but first the adorable video going viral involving a well-known gorilla who knows sign language. you're watching "world news now."
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the famous gorilla who knows sign language is the star of a new video that's going viral. it shows what happens when she is given a box full of kittens.
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wright. >> reporter: koko the gorilla has always loved babies, but never had one of her own. so, for her birthday, the gorilla foundation brought her a litter of kittens. >> sweet. >> reporter: koko fell in love with the gray one. the black one fell in love with her. koko knows how to sign the word cat and baby, but watch what she signs. >> put on head. put the kitty on her head. yes, that's what you wanted. she learned sign language from her human companion, dr. penny patterson. over the years, this gorilla celebrity has shared a gig with robin williams. and expressed sadness when they told her williams had died. now, 44 years old, koko is bridging the species barrier david wright, abc news, new york. >> it's always cool when you see different species showing each other the love that way.
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time now for "the mix." i don't know if you remember those little tykes toy cars. they were red and colored plastic and you kind of rode in them, used your feet like fred flintstone. there's a real-life version. a man from britain, he and his brother took them 16 weeks to make this real life version. they've put 5,000 miles on it, and it's up for sale now. it's $33,000 if you want to cruise around in that. >> $33,000 for that? >> it's a chick magnet though. girls love it. everybody wants to get picked up
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for a date in one of those. it's on sale on ebay and adapted from daewoo. >> no word on how many miles per gallon you get. >> doesn't matter. it's just so cool. >> talk about extreme fans here. when it comes to the political campaign this woman put a portrait of hillary clinton, had it shaved into the back of her head posing. that's 70-year-old anita from san antonio. she is a diehard fan. the cut was given to her by rob the original barber, a celebrity around the area for these detailed portrait haircut >> that is well done. >> polka time. >> it's the fabulous jalopy theater in brooklyn, new york. politics and foreign wars, all the weather all the scores that's the world news polka if you're an insomniac and a good night's sleep you lack it's late at night you're wide pants
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this morning on "world news now," bombshell plea. the man once pecond in line to the presidency possibly ending up in prison. his alleged victims of sexual abuse and the money transfers his accusers say was meant to keep them quiet. swept away. flash floods in southern california making a monster of a mess. mud slides trapping residents and wiping out roads. the latest just ahead. and new this half hour, lamar odom fighting for his life. >> the larger than life star hospitalized after being found unconscious in a brothel. his basketball family speaking out as his kardashian family stands by his side. and emotional moments for
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the sadness of losing his mother, princess diana, and father to two very different little ones. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, october 16th. from abc news, this is "world a lot to get to on this friday. but we begin with the stunning downfall of a man once a political powerhouse on capitol hill and second in line to the presidency. >> we're talking about former speaker of the house dennis hastert. he's agreed on a plea deal in a criminal hush money case linked to accusations after sexual misconduct. abc's brian ross has details. >> reporter: the decision by 73-year-old dennis hastert to plead guilty means there will be no trial and none of his dark secrets will be exposed in open >> mr. speaker. the former speaker of the house, once second in line to the prison, the first speaker ever
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the charges against hastert grow out of his role as a popular illinois high school wrestling coach in the 1970s. authorities say hastert sexually abused several teenage boys on the team, and then a few years ago, began to pay one of them more than $1 million in hush money to keep quiet. >> these boys were 14, 15, 16 years old. >> reporter: jolene burdge told abc news her late brother, steven reinboldt, was one of hastert's victims, something she learned years later, she says, when her brother told her he was gay. >> i asked him, "stevie, when was your first same-sex experience?" i mean, he -- he just looked at me and said, "it was with dennis hastert." and i just -- i know i was stunned. i said, "why didn't you ever tell anybody, stevie? i mean, he was your teacher. why didn't you ever tell anybody?" and he just looked at me and said, "who is ever going to believe me? in this town, who is ever going to believe me?" >> reporter: for years,
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jolene burge tried to expose what dennis hastert allegedly did. and she said, even if there is no trial, the world now knows what kind of a man dennis hastert is. >> he'll plead out and try to make this go away as quickly as he can. and he can do that, but the truth is out. >> reporter: authorities say what tripped up hastert was the recent effort to pay off his victim. he's charged with violating bank laws for the way he handled his huge cash withdrawals, and then lying to the fbi about them. he's expected to plead guilty to one of those two counts, either one of which usually results in time behind bars. brian ross, abc news. the u.s. is working to get custody of a computer hacking suspect with ties to isis. the man is a citizen of kosovo and he was arrested last month in malaysia and is accused of stealing the personal u.s. military and other government personnel. then officials say, he passed the material to isis which then
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supporters in the u.s. would use it to stage attacks. if he's tried and convicted in the u.s., he faces 35 years in prison. u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan through most of next year. president obama had promised to bring all the troops home sooner, but that was before the taliban's resurgence. now more than 5,000 will continue to serve. nearly 10,000 troops will remain through next year. >> this modest but meaningful extension of our presence while sticking to our current narrow missions can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. >> republican presidential candidates jeb bush and marco rubio criticized the decision saying the number of troops was far too low. burba accused the -- bush accused the president of undermining military commanders. hillary clinton's top aide about will be interviewed behind closed doors today about the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi.
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huma abedin will be on capitol hill before the committee looking into the attack. clinton will testify next week. new details this morning about what a 2016 joe biden campaign might look like. the vice president has yet to make up his mind, but one of his top aides reached out to his former staffers asking for their help should biden decide to run. the letter says a potential biden campaign would be optimistic and focused on helping the middle class but it gave no indication on when a final decision might come. a major freeway serving southern california could be shut down all day after flash flooding swamped the area with water and mud. a 30-mile section of interstate 5 north of angeles is covered in the muck five feet deep in some spots stranding drivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inches of rain in a very short period of time also flooded many secondary roads trapping residents in their homes. so far no reports of any injuries but emergency crews will be working all night to
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danger. forestry officials in texas are bringing in a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wildfire that's burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. the dc-10 is capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of retardant, a much needed tool to help control those out of control flames. >> reporter: military helicopters helping take on a blaze that in 24 hours exploded in size. burning at least nine homes to the ground. the governor declaring a state of disaster. >> this has to be an echo of a nightmare that they faced just a few years ago. >> reporter: in 2011, the most destructive blaze in texas history leveled more than 1,600 homes near bastrop and killed two people. it is hot and dry here now, even after record rainfall just this spring. more than 400 homes evacuated. >> there's nothing you can do except pray. >> reporter: and you can see these large military helicopters have been dropping
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thousands of gallons, they've there's still lots of work to be done. clayton sandell, abc news. the national oceanic atmospheric administration or noaa has issued a very wet winter forecast. forecasters say el nino is likely to be one of the strongest ever bringing lots of rain to the southwest. they predict cooler conditions in the south and much milder across the northern united states. >> her row spencer stone who stopped a gunman on a european train has been released from the hospital after his latest brush with death. stone was being treated for stab wounds following a street fight. he released a statement thanking those who cared for him and saying he was now focused on healing and recovering and looking forward to the next part of his journey. there have been no arrests in the stabbing. former basketball star lamar odom is still on life support this morning. but sources tell espn that he is making some progress. odom was found unconscious at a nevada brothel on tuesday and
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he's been on life support ever since. staffers say he spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine and taking an herbal viagra. his former nba colleagues are praying for his recovery. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> his estranged wife khloe kardashian along with his previous partner and their children are at his side. >> actor randy quaid and his wife are free this morning after being held for a week in a vermont jail. a judge released the couple and dismissed that charges that they were fugitive from justice in california. they fled to california five years ago when accused of trespassing and vandalizing a santa barbara home they once owned. if they leave their bond, another state could extradite them to california. a terrifying ordeal for a florida man recovering after coming face to face with an eight-foot alligator. doug brown was fixing a backyard pump near orlando when the huge
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chomped down on his arm. brown managed to yank his arm away and the alligator fell back into the water. his injuries, thankfully, are not serious but he's, of course, still rattled saying that it felt like a horror movie. and a group of migrants hoping to get a free ride from france to england got quite a surprise when they opened the back of a truck only to find there was a caged polar bear inside. that made some of them think twice but three of them climbed in anyway. police were called and the truck was pulled over so officers could get the would be stowaways out from behind the bear's cage. >> but the bear made it to the location? >> crazy. i don't know. >> oh, boy. >> that's crazy though. >> well, attention, fans of lucky charms. if you've ever wanted a box of your favorite cereal with just the marshmallows, you are in luck. >> the time has come. the maker of lucky charms general mills is giving away ten
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marshmallows. >> lucky charms. have you ever ever poured a bowl and wished that it could be free of oats, marshmallow only. >> the oat stuff is the healthy part. he worked up a video starring iconic rap artist bismarcky explaining what fans need to do to get one. >> you have to take a photo of yourself holding a fake box of lucky charms. send it to them with the #lucky10 sweepstakes. but you got to hurry though. submissions only accepted for two more days and the ten lucky winners will be notified next week. sugar, sugar, sugar. >> you got to do this you know. this is my favorite cereal. >> it's good. >> how about that. oh -- >> there we go. we've got to the put the box of lucky charms. >> i like lucky charms but you like it with the oats. >> you like it, the nutritional value. i would like straight they would be extra magically delicious. >> if it's all marshmallows, >> why do you have to be so
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do you think we can win it? >> i think so. >> we've got the luck of the irish behind my left shoulder here. >> we can only hope. >> coming up, parents' foul play. their bad behavior is leading to their kids' football season getting canceled and not just one team but the entire league. it is the latest in a string of >> and prince william opening up about losing his mother hoping to help other children heal. first a look at today's forecast. you're watching "world news now." brought to you by mucinex fast max. so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles?
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a former utah anesthesiologist went to court charged with illegally dancing on the sidewalk. he says most people enjoy his routines, but drivers complained he was stalling traffic. he insists he did nothing wrong. >> i want a jury of my peers to say what you're doing is wrong and obviously a jury of my peers isn't going to feel that way. >> they did more than that. the jury of his peers helped create a facebook page. it's been created to show support. his preliminary hearing is set for next month. oh, come on. >> what is the world coming to when you can't dance? >> look at that, he's got good moves, too. and he dressed nicely. >> i think they're just hating. they don't have those moves. when parents misbelieve at youth sports events, it's often the kids who are punished and they're not able to play their games. >> in one pennsylvania town, it went beyond screaming and brawling. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: this youth football field deserted, the season canceled. >> this year, it got kind of bad
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yelling from the stands. fist-fighting. >> reporter: we've seen parents behaving badly in other towns. even fighting. this one caught on exclusive video from our san diego station kgtv just weeks ago. and that's what happened in mt. pleasant, but then, officials say, things took a darker turn. officials first rescheduling a game because of anonymous threats, and now, this week, bullet casings found at the field gates, with the names of officials and coaches written on them. >> i have no idea where it's coming from, but it's got to stop. the kids have more sense than the adults here. >> reporter: as for the kids, they don't have playoffs this year, but they do have a lesson for their parents. >> this is not the way to handle situations. usually, the way to handle stuff like this is just stay calm. >> reporter: it's still a mystery who left the bullet casings on the field, but we have learned that parents are being interviewed about this incident. of course, the biggest victims
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in all of this are those kids who won't get to play in their super bowl this year. matt gutman, abc news. new york. >> whoever put those casings in the parking area, they could be charged with making terroristic threats. so it could get worse for them. when we come back, the private lives of celebrities dealing with grief, their kids, and snakes. >> and a sequal to a blockbuster romantic comedy in the works. "the skinny" is up next. "world news now" continues
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skinny, so skinny >> okay. "skinny" time. we start with uncle jesse himself. "full house" actor john stamos has a court today. >> have mercy. >> he has been charged with driving under the influence drugs for an incident in june. he was spotted driving erratically in beverly hills. no word on what the drug was or why it took three months to charge him. >> now starring in "grandfathered," the 52-year-old actor spent the summer in a residential.rehab program. >> he told followers the rehab followed a rough year during which his mother died and he wasn't working enough. if convicted, he faces up to six months in the county jail. >> britain's prince william is opening up about his mother. at a charity dinner, he noted
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princess diana died. grief, william says, is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure. he was speaking on behalf of the organization child bereavement uk which diana helped found. >> but talk about extremes. earlier in the day, he talked about something much more up beat. his two preschoolers the prince told the head master of the school his two children have very different temperaments. george is very lively while 5-month-old charlotte is very lady-like. >> those are very cute kids. >> i cannot imagine how emotional he was today talking about princess diana. how even 1 years later, you sort of never get over the loss of a parent as a parent would never get over the loss i've child. so to see how the scars are still there and how difficult it still is. >> most of us remember how shocking it was for the entire world at that time. 18 years though, that's quite a bit ago. i can't believe it's already been 18 years. chris hemsworth has only been on instagram for a few days but he's already got it figured
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>> yesterday in his second snap he had a photo of him running on a treadmill while holding one of his 19-month-old twin boys. the avengers age of ultran star captioned it, the family who trains together stays together. >> his first snap was this. it was a picture of him in front of a giant snake. do you see it there? it was in his backyard. >> wow. is that real? >> that's worth an instagram post. this one he said showed him he was hanging with the locals in the real jurassic park. he's got a number of films coming up including a thor sequel and ghostbusters. >> didn't know he was going to be in that film. can't wait for that. >> and the beloved romcom film getting a sequel on abc. the half hour show will pick up where "my best friend's wedding" left off. i loved that movie. >> yeah, it came out in 1997, started julia roberts as a love shy food critic by the name of julie and potter.
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it will follow her as she nab gates life in new york city and the original screen writer is helping write the tv pilot. so far there is no word on the casting yet. >> it's going to be good. >> coming up, we'll look at a week what left many of us hanging on so many stories. we'll be back.
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>> it's time to stand up and pass comprehensive gun safety legislation as a nation. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you, me too, me too. >> enough of the e-mails. let's talk about the real issues facing america. >> i call him a socialist/communist. okay? because that's what he is. >> i thought they all did well. >> 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 the growing number of attacks and clashes, that this will now turn into something much bigger. >> flight mh-17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane. >> i need to you hurry, please. because he's got blood coming out of his nose. white stuff coming out off his mouth. i can't get him to wake up. >> lamar odom is one of the greatest people i've ever known.
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pull through this. >> utley going in hard at second. tejada is down. >> the tackle, it was illegal. it was sickening. >> i think you're taught from a young age to try to break up double plays. i think that's part of baseball. >> i wish she was here. i've cried 30 times already. i cry like a frigging baby. >> you see it on tv but you got to be there to really enjoy it. >> oh, love that lady. >> cannot get enough of her. again, the mets will take on the chicago cubs. the national league championship series. we cannot forget about the other side, the american league, the kansas city royals. kansas city needs love taking on the toronto blue jays. baseball is fun again. backflips are cool. like it all. >> you're into this. >> we all are. it's awesome, can't wait. >> don't miss our updates on face wnnfans.com.
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>> and more from the mets lady. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for
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good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm reena ninan. here's some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." will he or won't he? a new signal from the vice president about a possible run for the white house. what a top aide is saying to biden's former staff and looming boycott, the two gop front-runners threatening to skip the next debate unless their demands are met. president obama is slowing down his plan to withdraw all u.s. forces from afghanistan. nearly 10,000 troops will stay through most of next year due in part to resurgent threats by the taliban. >> former house speaker dennis hastert has agreed to plead guilty in a hush money case linked to accusations of sexual
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misconduct. he is set to submit a written plea on monday but he has till october 28th to change his mind. and regulators in nevada have ordered daily fantasy sport sites to be shut down saying they can't operate in that state without a gambling license. the sites say they shouldn't need a license because they provide games of skill, not of chance. those are some of our top stories on this friday, october 16th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin with the vice president dropping a new clue about his next move. >> this as we learn that donald trump and ben carson could be no shows at the next republican debate. a top aide to the vice president has sent a letter to biden's inner circle highlighting what his campaign might focus on if he decides to run. it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: vice president joe biden's running,
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away from a straight answer. when will he make up his mind about another presidential bid? mr. biden was playing it cool dodging questions from reporters. >> have you made your decision yet? >> tell you what, good to see you all. >> reporter: a source close to the vice president tells abc news he's close to deciding whether to enter the democratic presidential field. california senator barbara boxer tells politico, i just don't think there's a rationale for his campaign. i think he should endorse hillary. in the republican race, ben carson and donald trump may boycott the next gop debate. the two cosigned a letter to cnbc threatening to sit out of the october 2th event unless the cable network holes it to two hours. the last debate ran three hours. trump spoke to fox news channel's greta van susteren. >> it's too much to watch. they're doing it because they want to make more money. >> with fund-raising reports for the past three months, ben carson is expected to come out on top with about $20 million in campaign contributions.
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jeb bush is second with $13.4 million. >> thank you, san antonio. >> hillary clinton leads the democratic pack with $28 million. bernie sanders who busted a move on "the ellen degeneres show" he kicked up $26 million. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> he's got some moves. the u.s. is working to get custody of a computer hacking suspect with ties to isis. the man is a citizen of kosovo. he was arrested last month in malaysia and accused of stealing the personal information of more than 1300 u.s. military and other government personnel. then officials say he passed the material to a british man who is considered the social media mastermind of isis. >> an isil operative, junaid hussain, who is a british national, who was recruiting western targets for lone wolf attacks. >> isis which posted the hacked personal information online hoping its supporters in the
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u.s. would use it to stage attacks. if the man in custody is tried and convicted in the u.s., he faces 35 years in prison. a new development in the case of pan am flight 103. that was the airliner that went down over lockerbie, scotland in 1988 killing all 270 people on board. the plot to take down the plane has always been tied to libya. prosecutors in the u.s. and britain have now identified two new suspects who they want to question but that is unlikely given the turmoil in libya. word of the new suspects comes about the case aired on pbs. the u.n. security council meets in a special session today to address the increasing violence in the middle east. in an attempt to avert more deadly attacks israel has barred young muslim men from its most sensitive holy site in jerusalem, the hilltop compound is sacred to both muslims and jews and has been at the center of the recent violence. >> some rare extreme storms in southern california.
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a major north/south thoroughfare could be shut down all day after flash flooding swamped the area with mud. and water this is the scene north of los angeles, a 30-mile section of interstate 5 covered in the muck five feet deep in some spots, stranding delivers in both directions. nearly 1.5 inch of rain in a very short time flooded many secondary roads trapping residents in their homes. so far no reports of any injuries. >> and in texas, forestry officials are recruiting a dc-10 tanker to battle a raging wild fire that has burned nearly three dozen homes east of austin. it's capable of dropping about 12,000 gallons of water and retardant, a much needed tool since there's no rain in sight. so far flames have scorched through six square miles and wiped out nearly three dozen homes. former nba star lamar odom is still on life support this morning, days after he was found unconscious at a nevada brothel.
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showing some signs of progress. details. >> reporter: in a coma surrounded by loved ones, lamar odom is fighting for his life in this las vegas hospital. a source reportedly in the room with him telling espn the former los angeles laker star is showing small signs of improvement. >> is he conscious? >> no. >> the 35-year-old rushed to the hospital monday after employees at this legal brothel in nevada found odom unconscious in his vip suite and called 911. >> i need to you hurry, please. he's got blood coming out of his knows. white stuff coming out of his mouth. i can't get him to wake up. >> staffers at the ranch say odom spent four days there, at times drinking, doing cocaine, and taking an herbal viagra revealing the night before he was found, his mood had suddenly changed. and that that phone call seemed you know, he had told the girls
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night alone. >> it's been a challenging few years for the father of two, cut from the new york knicks after only three months and splitting with wife khloe kardashian. their divorce still not finalized. "people" magazine reports she is making his medical decisions. as friends send their love and prayers. >> everybody associated with this organization feels for him right now and his family and like i said, we're all praying for him. >> reporter: hospital officials are still keeping quiet about oh dop's condition and prognosis. phillip and reena? >> marci, thank you. millions of americans will not see a cost of living increase next year. there will be no hike in social security benefits for the third time since 2010. the government says a drop in consumer prices is the main factor for not triggering the automatic increase. and making it worse, medicare bills are set to soar. >> while we're concentrating on seniors, we have to give a shoutout to a record setter
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she's patty the tree kangaroo at the miami zoo. >> patty is the 27 years, two months and 13 days old. they celebrated with a cake yesterday when she became the oldest documented tree kangaroo in the world. who knew that there could even be such a thing? she's considered a senior citizen by kangaroo standards because of her age. patty is only taken to the zoo's public exhibits occasionally. she's lived there since '89, given birth to four joey kangaroos along the way. >> tree kangaroos i guess are different than traditional kangaroos. that i kind of pictured looking at these. if you happen to get into a fight with one of those things, you know how to save yourself? you get behind the kangaroo because they cannot hop backwards. just saying if you're ever in a battle with a kangaroo, it could >> great details for battling a kangaroo. >> you're welcome. a tree, huh. >> stay behind those kangaroos. that's no joke. coming up, shoppers get ready.
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streaming service. hbo go, chase bank, uber and the bbc were also down here in the u.s. all in all, about two dozen sites were not available. many major sites use the same cloud service which admits it had a problem but denies that it was a cyberattack. everything should be back up and running now. walmart's stock dropped more wednesday than in any single day in almost three decades. >> the world's largest retailer as a result of increasing competition. good news for you. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: bad news for investors could be the ultimate gift to shoppers this holiday season. walmart stock hit again after wiping out $21 billion in value earlier this week. the world's largest retailer facing cut throat competition from online giant amazon. and that means even deeper discounts this christmas. >> they've had to be very
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they've had to focus on making sure that they're priced the same as amazon. >> reporter: and it's not just walmart. across the board, retailers are competing on price. as soon as one cuts prices, everyone else follows. many already offering everything from layaway to price matches to friends and family discounts. experts even predicting 30% to 40% discounts will soon be standard fare. >> as we get closer to the holiday and certainly after christmas, they'll be 40%, 50% off. york. >> a lot of people say it's -- they're down because walmart is investing in the future by beefing up their e-commerce and adding to employees' wages. that kind of takes a toll on their bottom line. >> the increased competition from dollar stores, online so many people shopping online. it's so much easier for a lot of people and don't have to worry about all the hassle. like it was mentioned, you know, walmart's troubles are going to help you out and holidays are
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coming around just around the corner. time to start shopping. > good news. coming up, something different for always insatiable football fans. australia rules football. >> we will take you inside the sports american league and this isn't just for the guys.
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the university of texas longhorns football team has this weekend off. but that doesn't mean there won't be any football being played in austin. >> that's because hundreds of amateur australian rules football players are headed there for the season's championship tournament. but what's the sport of aussie rules all about? here's abc's nikki battiste on this try day, friday. >> slaps it wide. quickly inside. >> he took it. >> reporter: don't be fooled. america, let us introduce aussie rules football. commonly called footy,
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is now gaining ground in the u.s. so we decided to crash this practice and check it out. >> very good stuff. >> reporter: jordan mcintyre coaches the new york magpies, one of more than 30 teams in the united states australian football league. >> in american football when you finish high school, college, there's no real amateur sports afterwards. this is a nice outlet for people who want to continue into their 20s and 30s. >> why play aussie rules football instead of american soccer or football? >> i just found it to be the purest sport. the most fun to play. >> reporter: this is how the game works. there are 18 players on an oval-shaped field, probably bigger than any other turf you've seen. the ball is egg-shaped and if you're running with it, one rule is that players must bounce the ball every 15 yards. >> which other sports find quite strange. it's the only sport that does that. this side of the ball hits the
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that's it. >> not easy. >> reporter: there are two ways to move the ball from player to player. >> the first one is handball. so rather than throw the ball in rugby or overhand in american football, you hold it down here and you come through and punch the ball. >> reporter: the second option, give it a kick. >> wow. >> i did it. >> reporter: footy allows bare bone body tackles but only between the knees and shoulders. that's because players do not wear helmets or pads. >> there's a lot of knee injuries in australian football because your feet sort of get wedged in the turf and you get twisted around. >> reporter: a goal is scored when a competitor kicks the ball between two goal posts. to popularize the sport in the u.s., league rules require at least half the players on the
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field be american. aussie rules football is also showing some love for the ladies. women, you can play, too. as long as you're up for a few bruises and tackles during late night practice. >> that's the great thing about footy. there is a place for every body type on the field. it's such a dynamic sport with so many different kinds of positions that anybody can play it. >> reporter: and these women are proving this rough and tough sport isn't only for the b@ys. >> everybody bring it in. >> i love american football. and i was never allowed to play it. it just wasn't something that girls could do, but girls can do it. >> reporter: besides being fun, competitive and a great workout, there might be one other aspect of the sport that keeps these players in the game. >> so there's a women's team there, a men's team there. how many people are dating? >> that's funny. to be honest, i don't really know.
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i think the players keep a lot from the coach. at least three or four couples amongst the two groups. that's a pretty good ratio. >> reporter: vickie batiste, abc news, new york. >> nikki asking the important questions on the field. love that. what a great piece. >> yeah, it was. >> jack, can you catch it? this is slightly different. >> you got to punch it though. >> go, go, go. >> that's pretty good. >> go, go, goal. >> it worked. >> all right. that's pretty impressive. look at you, jack. >> that was pretty fun. >> like volleyball, you got to dribble it like basketball and you kick it through something. looks like four something, the fighting irish. >> one more time. >> okay. >> i nailed it. >> now pigskin time. go wide. go wide. go wide. >> he's trying not to the break the screen. we keep hearing don't let him break the screen. >> don't break the screen. sandy, our director, we're not
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ghostly visions that haunt her new home. >> i'm afraid i shall go mad if i stay. >> my darling, you're imagining things. tomorrow, why don't we go out to the post office. i think some fresh air will do you good. >> no, i have to leave. i have to get away from here. >> edith, this is your home now. you have nowhere else to go. >> critics are saying it's the production design and not the scares that make this film worthwhile with charles bramesco of movie mezzanine calling it a gorgeous tone perfect haunted house with immediate pleasures. and daniel kimmel of new england movies weekly agrees. he says simply the film is a visual feast. >> sure seems like that. next up, "bridge of spies," a cold war era thriller which sees spielberg and tom hanks teaming up for the first time in over a decade.
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lawyer james donovan tasked with defending a recently captured soviet spy but he finds himself in the middle of a prisoner exchange negotiation after the soviets capture a u.s. pilot. and a trade for donovan's client is set in motion. >> i'm irish. you're german. but what makes us both americans? just one thing. one. one, one. the rule book. we call it the constitution. and we agree to the rules. and that's what makes us americans. it's all that makes us americans. so don't tell me there's no rule book and don't nod at me like that, you son of a [ expletive ]. >> oh. praise and oscar buzz running high for this film with famed critic richard roeper proclaiming when the titles of the five plus films nominated for best picture it wiwl be a surprise if bridge of spies" doesn't make the cut. and lou lumenick of the "new york post" adds it's spielberg's best film since "saving private ryan." that's an endorsement.
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