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oscar pistorius is out of prison in south africa. he was released a day earlier than scheduled and has started what could end up being a years long stay under house arrest. all for the death of his
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abc's lauren lyster has the details. >> reporter: oscar pistorius is no longer behind bars but he's still not a free man. pistorious was released from prison after serving nearly a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter. he'll be under house arrest at his uncle's home. he is the double amputee olympian known as blade runner because he competes on these prosthetic legs. he was acquitted of murder last year for the valentine's day shooting death of his girlfriend, model reva steenkamp in 2013. at his sensational trial, pistorious claimed had he mistaken her for an indruider and opened fire through their bathroom door. and he score it was a horrible mistake. >> i did not fire at reena. >> prosecutors say he shot her intentionally after an argument. >> you armed yourself for the sole purpose of shooting and killing her. >> they have appealed the manslaughter conviction and pistorious could still be
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in that case, he faces a minimum sentence of 15 years. for now, pistorious must continue court ordered psychotherapy. he must meet with the family of reva steenkamp if they agree. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. lamar odom has been moved from a hospital in las vegas to a facility in los angeles. espn reporting the former nba and reality tv star was brought to l.a. last night by a medical helicopter. odom's family says is he alert and that his condition is improving. oh dop was found unconscious at a brothel in nevada a week ago. a surprise result in the canadian elections. justin trudeau to become the next prime minister. he beat steven hamper, a conservative who ran the country for almost ten years. pierre trudeau was prime minister during the '60s and '70s, then again during the '80s. >> that could have a lot of impact on our politics. we'll see how it plays out.
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canada, there was an important baseball game in toronto last night. with the reena. >> this is what you're talking about about international relations. the blue jays needed this one badly against the royals. they were up 3-2 in the third when they broke the game open with six runs. kansas city scored four of their own in the ninth. kendis. toronto wins it, 11-. they trail two games to one. game four this afternoon. >> big showdown. >> boy, this one, it was a messy one for monday night football between the giants and eagles. the teams combined for seven turnovers five of them interessentials. oh, and they were called for 21 total penalties. >> 21 penalties. >> tsk, tsk. in the end, the eagles soared. they won, 27-7. philadelphia also soaring into first place in the nfl east. >> the eagles soared?
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>> that catch was not even close. >> that was the fumble? >> that was a touch down. >> oh, the story was the touch down. who won the game, tell me. >> the eagles won the game. it's not how you win. tony's not over there. it was ugly. >> the eagle soared. that's all anyone needs to know. they won. it's a bird, it's a plane, it's the philadelphia eagles an at number one. coming up, a birth day bash for a 4-year-old celebrated at a drugstore. >> okay. also ahead a consumer alert about product reviews posted on amazon.com. even amazon executives cannot trust them. now there's a crackdown. >> and we're rowing in sync to work up a sweat. it's a back to the bakes approach to exercise. this is too exhausting. will it help keep you fit. >> we'll ask kendis. >> check us out behind the scene scene pics on instagram abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." so their wings got clipped. i've got a nice long life ahead.
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of this was just a heartbreaking scene inside a houston supermarket after a driver smashed into the store. eyewitnesss say a young mother in the checkout lane died while trying to protect her 2-year-old girl. six were hurt. police say the elderly driver was attempting to drive out of a hand a capped parking spot when he she put the car in reverse racing backwards into the store.
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ares stemming from volkswagen's emissions scandal are stacking up. more than 200 suits have been filed. many claiming volkswagen marked its diesel engine cars as clean alternatives for years knowing the vehicles were cheating tests. vw almost inevitably will have to compensate owners and the company could be forced to buy back the cars all together. amazon going to war with fake online reviewers suing thousands of people who write phony ads. >> many of those fake reviewers have made a business for themselves out of it here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: they help you decide where to eat, what to buy, even which retailers to trust. >> amazon suing more than a thousand allegedly fake reviewers offering their services on the online marketplace pfeiffer.com for
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promising an awesome five-star review for just five bucks. satisfaction guaranteed. >> if people start noticing there's a lot of very fake seeming reviews on the website, they're not going to trust amazon and amazon is going to lose the value add. >> i go on fiver, type in amazon reviews. and just like that, dozens of people offering to write a review for five bucks. amazon calls an the fake reviewers deceiving. they tarnished amazon's brand. fiver says we actively remove services that violate our terms of use and respond promptly to any reports of inappropriate content. >> i spoke to 17-year-old casey sailor two years ago who said she wrote hundreds of glowing reviews for four bucks a pop.
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>> next day, they were working on my bathroom. >> she is not tidesing on fiver and not part of the lawsuit. >> i feel like these people are going to pay somebody to bright a review. it might, as well be me. >> have you ever renovated a bathroom? >> no, i'm 17. >> amazon's efforts with this lawsuit will result in fewer fake reviews because it's clear they're getting serious about stopping the problem. >> rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> if i wanted a vanity for my bathroom, it could have and a review bryn by. >> by a 17-year-old. >> 10 to 20% of motel and restaurant reviews might be fake. >> review skeptic.com is the site you can cut and paste the reviews. they'll tell you whether it's fake or based on. >> so much work. >> it's a lot of work. you got 0 work for it. you better work. coming up. >> ru paul. >> i'm glad you caught that one.
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rowing is one of america's oldest forms of exercise but you don't need a boat to get in shape. why they're now saying rowing is kind of like the new spinning. ahead in our next half hour, the force awakens. "star wars" fans go crazy over the new trailer just released and whether you're using the force for good or the darkside getting a ticket to the movies, two months from now can be a
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"world news now" continu okay. so spinning, yoga and bar classes have all been the rage the last few years, but there's a new group workout for those looking to mix things up. >> you actually did this workout today. >> yeah. >> you really into it. all you need, you don't need good oars. but genevieve shaw brown explains.
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>> reporter: move over, soul cycle. there's a new decideio workout coming to town. group rowing studios are popping up all around the nation and enthusiasts say the trend is all about getting back to bakes. >> rowing used to be the most popular sport in the u.s. there's a resurgence coming back to that kind of things that really work, things that are authentic and true. riding that wave. >> reporter: no longer the dusty machine in the gym corner, rowing is having a major resurgence even among people like me who have never been on a machine before. >> we get new people all the time and consider that part of our job is to just really kind of get them familiar with the benefits of the rowing machine and get them acquainted with why it's the bestpiece of cardioequipment out there. >> the these new studios give seasoned rowers a place to practice the sport they love. >> all the camaraderie of rowing
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in an indoor setting. >. >> we've had gold medal winners. ocean rowers in here, people who are overweight. those people in the same class working as hard as they want to work at the same tempo. >> when you row, you work every single muscle in every stroke. we find a lot of people saying they're getting their hard to reach areas. for a lot of women, that seems to be the back of their body, abs. >> i started coming a year ago and couldn't finish the class. what i found here was thing that changed my body. i dropped ten pounds. i dropped three dress sizes. >> the beauty of rowing when it's done in sport is that the individual can exceed his team. you have to be in sync with each other. we find that synergy happens in this class. >> let's keep that going, guys. >> genevieve shaw brown, abc news, new york. two dress sizes. that's a lot. >> that is a lot. i've done it and it is a great workout but it's so boring.
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now it's time for "the mix." nasa has a new operation. operation or mission. they're going to start posting on their website every day photos of the earth from about a million miles away from a spacecraft. they've already started doing this. isn't that incredible? of earth. the daily sequence of how earth is seen as it rotates. it will show the whole globe over pretty much the course of the day. >> sort of a throwback to the photos from the '70s. >> they're not easy to capture. and nasa thinks that this -- they'ring it will give us new insights into the daily snaps of
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how the earth looks from this far away. >> so a daily photo of zen i guess from nasa. >> yes, it will be taken every 12 to 36 hours and posted. >> i saw something from switzerland that was creative. this graphic designer in switzerland rigged his bike to have this image of an elephant strolling. take a look at an that. you can see how this was put together. he uses a speedometer, a projector and ipad mini to create the shadow. >> wow. that's impressive. >> and straps it to his back and rides his back and people think it's a big elephant coming down the road. >> children and adults entertained for hours on end. >> oh, my god. mostly adults. >> shadow puppet. >> there he goes. >> that is. >> things to do in switzerland. >> speaking of keeping children entertained, a 4-year-old wanted a birthday party. he will sa, frozen theme, dora.
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>> star wars. >> cvs as in the drugstore. she was very obsessed with cvs. she says it's like her heaven because it's full of toys and chocolate milk and snacks. >> what about pills? >> she asked her mother if she could do a cvs theme party and that's what her mama did. >> they did a cvs theme party. this was down in arkansas. and the mother is also a blogger. she kind of posted these photos. and looks pretty impressive to me. >> cute or weird? >> a little weird and a little cute into okay. it's a youngster. so you'll let them do as they wish. >> absolutely. >> this is just really cute. this video on youtube. you have this entire tankful of hamsters but yet, there's got to to be a showoff. >> is that real or a toy? >> it's the real one who is just like drop down and get your --
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this morning on "world news now," flight fight. one airline passenger accused of choking another. just moments after takeoff, the chaos in the cabin and the dispute over a reclined seat. new this half hour, parents demanding answers after a school bus scare. >> anti-freeze spraying the students during their ride to school. the incident caught on camera, and serious questions about the way the kids were treated. "star wars" frenzy. the two-minute preview shown for the first time just hours ago. new hints about the movie as tickets go on sale two months before the show. and in "the skinny" tabloid target. country music star blake sheldon heads from the stage to the courtroom. the tabloid cover story that
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a lawsuit. it's tuesday, october 20th. from abc news, this is "world news now." hey, good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. just checking out "star wars" still trending because of the big trailer premiering during monday night football last night. a lot of people excited about it. >> it was a really good commercial i thought. >> it was a good commercial trailer and we love the synergy here at disney because it was premiered during espn's monday night football. we'll have more on that, of course, coming up. >> you might turn into c 3 po halfway through the broadcast. >> one of those. absolutely. or e wok. >> we could have used ewok in air rage i guess is what you alleged. it forced an emergency landing. > it happened shortly after the pilot called the tower asking to return to the airport because of an altercation on board the plane. a fleet of police cars was waiting when they arrived.
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abc's david kerley with the details. >> reporter: the southwest jet was only 13 minutes into its flight when the pilot calls the l.a. tower. >> hey, flight attendant just called. evidently we got two passengers that are in a physical altercation, so we need to get turned around and back to l.a.x. >> flight 2010, declaring an emergency. >> reporter: inside the jet, an escalating situation according to southwest. a fight between two passengers. those on board say it was all about a reclining seat. a woman reported she was choked by the man behind her, apparently after putting her >> the lady who got hit was talking about it. she said, he hit me in my head, he choked me. and she was really emotional. were there. and the man, who was never restrained, walked off the plane taken into custody with officers talking to the alleged victim. >> you have to press charges. >> yeah. >> you're going to regret that. >> exactly. but what do i do? i'm going to stay here all night?
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because he's -- >> i'm going to need you. it's a misdemeanor, so i can't do anything. >> reporter: we've seen passengers acting badly on planes in the past. some have been duct taped or hog tied until the jet could land. and those small reclining seats have been a problem. remember the passenger who used those so-called knee defenders to keep the seat in front from being reclined? he got a soda in the face. was questioned and then released but the fbi is still investigating to determine if charges should be filed. >> david kerley, abc, washington airport. >> the fbi is looking for a teenage hacker who claims to have accessed the personal e-mail of cia director john brennan. online including a list of e-mail addresses reportedly from brennan's contact file. he claims to have hacked the file of homeland security secretary, as well. >> in south africa, olympic
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of prison paroled a day earlier than expected after spending the death of his girlfriend reva steenkamp. will remain there likely for as long as four years possibly, manslaughter conviction hoping to have it changed to murder. if that happens, pistorious would return to prison for 15 years. lamar odom has been moved from a hospital in las vegas to a facility in los angeles. he espn reports that the former brought to l.a. last night by medical helicopter. odom's family says he is alert and that his condition is improving. odom was found unconscious at a brothel in nevada. that was a week ago. a philadelphia demolition contractor has been fod guilty of manslaughter for the death of six people in a building collapse. the jury rejected a third degree murder charges south by the prosecutors to said the contractor avoided warnings of an imminent collapse. his mother speaking after the verdict. >> we are so sorry about all the families, the victims and the
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ones that managed to get out alive. my heart hurts every day that this happened for them. >> the contractor is now facing a long prison term. when he is sentenced next year, filed civil lawsuits as a result of the collapse. >> a scary scene on a school bus in washington state was caught on camera. dozens of kids were on board whether he a heater hose ruptured in the back of the bus the panic among the children plain to see. >> look! what is that? something out of the bus! >> wow. >> incredible to see just how much panic there was. the parents say they are concerned about the way the incident was handled including the way they were told about it. they say some of the kids had stomach and headaches as well as burning eyes. the parents also claim their children weren't checked at the scene. the school district says none of the kids were sprayed. >> the buses that we purchased
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available to us. and i think they all consider safety in that we're not going to buy something that's unsafe. >> the district says the bus involved in the incident is seven years old. and that it was -- it has been inspected every summer before school year starts. >> frightening scene there. the government is taking steps to bring order to the chaotic drone-filled skies. a new task force will set up guidelines that will require most drones to be registered . the move comes amid security concerns as well as a spike in sightings by pilots. abc's elizabeth hur with more. >> reporter: if you think you are seeing and hearing about drones a lot more lately, this is why. according to the faa drone sightings have doubled since last year including reports from pilots complaining about the remote control devices flying too close to planes and airports.
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just to let you know up here about 20 feet. >> we just saw a little drone. >> reporter: and others even interfered with firefighting efforts like this back in july, prompting authorities to now require private openers of drones to register them with the government. >> we intend to take it on to local streets or on to highways, you're expected to register it and operate it safely to protect the public. >> reporter: a newly formed task force will need to iron out the details of when, where and how the new rules also affect drone operators but calls for a speedy resolution are growing louder with an estimated 3/4 million drones expected to be sold as gifts this holiday season. >> the faa task force is certainly a step in the right direction. but we also need timely decisions. >> reporter: for now, these rules again remain a work in progress, but for example, we're told toys and small drones could be exempted from registering. but all this now up to that new task force to determine and the deadline for their
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kendis and reena, back to you. >> our thanks to elizabeth to central texas where crews are keeping an eye on a fire that burned about 60 acres. the fire has been contained but heavy smoke continues to drift through nearby neighborhoods. it may have been started by an unattended campfire. >> over to california, the last of some 200 vehicles have been removed from why 58 where they were trapped by a mudslide from last thursday. including three dozen tractor-trailers followed the slide. heavy equipment remains at the site clearing mud away. that stretch of the major east/west artery could be open again on thursday. major change in the leadership of canada. justin trudeau follows in his become the country's second his surprise election ends almost ten years of conservative rule.
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from 1968 to 1984 with only a short interruption. no term limits there. >> not quite. you know, stephen harper served for nine years before resigning last night. more speculation on this side of the border about vice president joe biden. said to be nearing a decision about a run for the white house. the vice president has held conversations with democrats about potential plans to enter the race. yesterday he appeared to take subtle jabs at hillary clinton as well as busy -- bernie sanders biden saying republicans are friends, not enemies this after clinton listed republicans among her enemies during the debate. he criticized those who go after the rich which is a sanders' rallying cry. "the washington post" is blaming a computer glitch for mistakenly reporting that biden had decided to launch his campaign. the story was published on the paper's website last night. it was taken down quickly. but the "post" says it was a
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be posted quickly in case of announcement. >> you've got to have some of those ready to go. >> you do. >> don't hit the send button yet. >> don't hit the easy button. >> ladies and gentlemen, halloween still more than a week away. thanksgiving five weeks from thursday. >> all of that can mean only one thing. that it's starting to look like christmas at a mall near you. in california, take a look. we say that because yesterday, they delivered what's being called the world's largest christmas tree on a truck. >> then they hoisted it into place with a big crane. the tree stands 115 feet tall. we're talking 40 feet taller than the tree that will be in the rockefeller center. that's impressive. >> we should remind you, 67 days till christmas, folks. get on amazon. >> go shopping. coming up in "the skinny," a "gilmore girls" reunion and reliving a moment from "dirty stars." >> you love both moments equally. >> both were great. >> also ahead, the "star wars" frenzy that started with a two-minute preview and moved quickly to the box office.
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>> prince william is making an appeal to the chinese in an effort to save the elephants. william recorded a message on a popular tv show during his recent visit to china. he's calling on everyone to stop buying ivory from elephants and rhinos sold on the black market. if things don't change, william said wild elephants may be extinct before his daughter charlotte turns 25. >> okay. so oprah winfrey is known to have the midas touch. many of the products, books and movies she gets involved with turn to gold. >> and her latest deal with weight watchers has given the company a much needed boost. abc's mara schiavocampo has the details. >> reporter: one of the biggest names in weight loss. >> how does it feel to lose weight while on weight watchers? >> reporter: gaining a powerful new partner. weight watchers announcing oprah winfrey has bought 10% of the company for $43.2 million coming on as a "board member and adviser and celebrity face. the media mogul tweeting, "i
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program so much i decided to invest." that investment sending the slumping stock soaring. oprah herself making approximately $70 million. the partnership reflects weight watchers efforts to broaden the company's mission to prioritize overall health and wellness. winfrey, who has famously struggled with her weight over the years -- >> it is amazing to me that i can't lift it, but i used to carry it around every day. >> reporter: is a marketing force. the oprah effect seen with books, her favorite things and now on the stock market. winfrey will also join weight watchers as a member, sharing her own personal experiences with the program. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. i can't wait to hear her personal experiences. she is just very authentic what she does. i think it's fantastic she's choosing to invest in something she believes in. >> or she's making bank. >> she believes in. authenticity, kendis. >> payday on monday, not bad. >> authenticity. >> coming up, the premiere of the new "star wars" trailer
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crashing ticket sites overnight. >> first blake shelton suing a tabloid magazine for big bucks. >> "the skinny" is next.
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magazine following his divorce from miranda lambert. the suit cites a number of intouch" weekly articles. but one cover story seemingly went too far saying shelton is going to rehab. >> the complaint filed in l.a. county superior denies he has plans for rehab. he's seeking at least $1 million in compensation. jimmy kimmel back home taking his show cross-country to where he grew up, brooklyn, new york. >> last night he started with ballet lessons from misty copeland. putting together an impressive routine with guillermo to open the week in new york city. his first guest, what, bill murray, one upping kimmel's tutu with his own renaissance garb and makeup. the conversation then turned to his beloved chicago cubs. >> how many of you were watching the game last night? [ applause ] >> go cubs. >> okay.
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that works fine here, son. >> tonight's guests include two new york icons, donald trump and brooklyn's own jay-z. >> kimmel is a fan of the new york mets throwing out the first pitch the other night. fans of the hit tv drama "gilmore girls," get ready. the beloved series is getting the netflix treatment. >> the show ended abruptly in 2007. now fans can get the closure they've been longing for. the show the will feature four episodes centering around the mother/daughter duo. you'll be able to stream the original six seasons. >> we love that. we can't forget about the ballroom. last night's "dancing with the stars" saw not one but two three actually perfect scores. >> andy grammer pulled off a flaw r rendition of "singing in the rain." tamar braxton had a rhythm nation routine.
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"dirty dancing" theme rhumba pulling off that iconic lift. not faring so well was paula deen channeling madonna. >> but this was the moment of the night. >> our producer is joking we wish paula deen did the dirty dancing routine. >> that dance landed her at the bottom of the scoreboard leading to her getting the boot from the show but she didn't mind. but the 62-year-old saying she was excited to get home and see her grandchildren. >> she worked hard. it's good. glad to see her there. >> finally, a little more dancing. >> check out drake capping off what was a really big night for canada. releasing the music video for his big "hotline bling." >> he sent twitter in a tailspin with his less than stellar moves. but that doesn't matter because the blue jays won and canada has a new prime minister. >> every since mc hammer, rappers have avoided dancings. they probably should stick to that when you see drake's move.
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>> i thought drake has good moves. maybe when you have good moves, you don't need to showcase them. >> since degrassi high, it's all been downhill. >> maybe he'll be in "dancing with the stars" next season. >> now, there goes your air warn
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so you can breathe and sleep. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers. breathe right >> all right. "star wars" fever kicking into light speed with the release of a new trailer during monday night football. what a smart way to do this. >> it was brilliant. latest glimpse of episode 7, the force awakens, has certainly awoken the itt teams at many ticketing websites. crashing before jedis and storm troopers could book their seats for the december opening. abc's juju chang has more. >> reporter: a long time ago in a halftime show far, far away, came the longest look yet at the eagerly anticipated "star wars: the force awakens".
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just two precious minutes long. >> i was raised to do one thing. >> reporter: but the force is clearly strong in this one. storm troopers, lightsabers and yes, the millennium falcon all here, teasing what looks to be an action-packed trip back to the darkside. this movie is set roughly 30 years after "return of the jedi" and brings back favorites carrie fisher and harrison ford as hans solo. >> it's true. all of it. >> reporter: and appearing in scenes with new characters portrayed by daisy ridley. oscar isaac, an ex-wing fighter pilot also getting plenty of facetime. and there's adam driver, speaking out here as this movie's bad guy. kilo wren. >> i'll finish what you started. >> >> reporter: still no glimpse of luke skywalker's face. the hero of the original trilogy absent from the movie's poster
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fans to worry. j.j. abrams directed "the force awakens can, the seventh in the series and there's been a steady buildup for any new details about the movie. preorder tickets are available for sale with the sites of some online vendors crashing under the demand. some theaters will be hosting marathon screenings of every film in the series leading up to the movie's debut december 18th. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> it's exciting. >> it is very exciting. a lot of people are -- have been scouring the two minutes and 36 seconds. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm channeling my own samuel l. jackson there. that might be my outfit because brian and the crew spent hours trying to get tickets and finally, we got tickets. we're going. you. up. what should i wear? >> i'm nervous for the theater.
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>> don't be scared. >> i'm scared.
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>> i'm good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." the biden watch. all eyes are on the vice president as he closes in on a decision about a potential presidential run. he may have already taken his first subtle jabs at the two democratic front-runners. a full report coming up shortly. >> canada has a new leader this morning. justin trudeau following in his late father's footsteps to become the country's prime minister. he defeats conservative steven harper who led canada for almost ten years. lamar odom has been moved from the hospital in las vegas to a facility in los angeles. espn reporting he was brought to l.a. last night by medical
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brothel in nevada a week ago. and the toronto blue jays broke out their big bats last night smashing three home runs on the way to defeating kansas city in game three of the american league championship series. game 4 is this afternoon. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, october 20th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we say good tuesday morning to you. we're going to get started with presidential politics. or possible presidential run. joe biden still keeping everyone guessing about his next step. >> is he or isn't he? as the vice president nears a decision about a possible run, "the washington post" mistakenly reported that he had launched his campaign for president. >> whoops. >> the story quickly vanished from the paper's website and being blamed on a computer glitch. it's your voice, your vote. and jonathan carl is following biden's every move.
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>> reporter: at the white house even president obama was bombarded with questions about his vice president. >> we're talking about climate change, guys. >> reporter: biden had nothing to say publicly about 2016, although at a white house event, he did say this -- >> i don't consider republicans enemies. they're friends. >> reporter: could that have been a swipe at hillary? this is what she said when asked which enemy she is most proud of. >> well, in addition to the nra, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the iranians -- [ laughter ] probably the republicans. >> reporter: and was this a shot at bernie sanders? >> i'm not one of these guys, you know, let's go after the rich and the powerful, and they're the problem. they're not a problem. >> reporter: a source involved with biden's deliberations told abc news the vp has not made a decision about running for president, but biden has been calling potential supporters. >> how you all doing? >> reporter: over the weekend talking to the head of the influential firefighters union who says he told biden he'd likely get their support if he
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runs. >> reporter: even biden's closest advisers acknowledge the odds would be stack add against him. he would be starting late with the no money, no campaign organization, and way behind in the polls. as for when? they say he could drag out his decision making until next week. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. >> if biden joins the race, he may have one less competitor. democratic candidate jim webb considering running as an independent. he's holding a news conference today to discuss his candidacy, the campaign and his views of the political parties. he repeatedly complained about not getting enough talk time during last week's debate. he has 1% in the latest polls. on the republican side, donald trump and ben carson are asking for secret service protection and the requests are being reviewed by the homeland security chief. taxpayers would foot the bill. such requests are not unusual at this point in the race for frontrunners. both candidates have made controversial comments about ethnic and religious groups and both are attracting large
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crowds. a search under way for a teenager who claims to have accessed the personal e-mail of cia director john brennan. the hacker has posted documents online, including a list of e-mail addresses purportedly from brennan's contact file. no classified information we're told was reved. >> the longtime girlfriend of convicted mobster whitey bulger made a brief appearance in court yesterday. catherine greig pleaded not guilty. to charges she refused to say whether other people helped while he was on the run. her attorney says she doesn't know anything. in philadelphia, demolition contractor convicted of manslaughter for the death of six people in a building collapse. prosecutors had wanted murder convictions against griffin campbell. they say he should have known the building was about to come down. campbell's lawyer blames the architect who hired him knowing that he was not qualified. >> and in south africa, olympic theater oscar pistorius is out of prison. he was paroled yesterday a day
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earlier than expected after spending nearly a year behind bars for the death of his girlfriend reva steenkamp. pistorious is now under house arrest and will remain that way for the next four years. prosecutors are appealing his manslaughter conviction hoping to have it changed to murder. if that happens, pistorious would return to prison for 15 years. and back in this country, police in the cleveland area have released dashcam footage of the scene of a domestic incident involving browns' quarterback johnny manziel. his suv seen here on the side of a road after being pulled over by police. manziel's girlfriend was also in that vehicle. she says both of them had been drinking before having a fight. and on the footage you hear colleen crowley say manziel hit her a couple of times. the whole thing is being called a concern by manziel's coach. >> i get it. i get the concern and the outcry and i know everything with him is magnified times a thousand. you know, he's made a lot of
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strides. and it's -- this is a process for him. and i know it's something that it's upsetting for all of us. >> police also released a picture of a mark on colleen crowley's arm which apparently is from manziel's attempts to keep her from jumping out of the vehicle. the couple have not been charged. a case of alleged air rage forced emergency landing in california. the pilot requested the landing because of an altercation between two passengers. eyewitnesss say it was over a reclining seat. police cars met the plane when it landed. this morning the fbi is investigating. here's abc's lauren lyster >> southwest 2010. >> go ahead. >> reporter: the southwest jet was 13 minutes into its flight when the pilot called air traffic control. >> hey, flight attendant just called. evidently we've got two passengers that are in a physical altercation. we need to get turned around back to l.a.x.
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>> flight 2010, declaring you an emergency. >> reporter: inside e jet according to southwest, an escalating situation. a fight between two passengers. some on the flight say it was over a reclining seat, a woman reported she was choked by the man behind her apparently after putting her seat back. >> the lady who got, you know, hit was talking about it. she was going, he hit me in my head and choked me and she was really emotional. >> reporter: the jet returned to l.a.x. police and the fbi were there and the man walked off the plane and was taken into custody with officers talking to the alleged victim. >> yeah. you're going to regret that. >> exactly. but what do i do? i'm going to stay here all night? >> reporter: we've seen reclining seats become an issue in the past. there were the passengers last year who got kicked off a united flight after fighting over use of a so-called knee defender that keeps the see the in front from being reclined.
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the man in this case was questioned and released. the fbi said there was no arrest or charges at this time. the passengers did get to san francisco on another plane. five hours late. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. reena, kendis, back to you. >> thanks to lauren there in l.a. a scary scene on a school bus in washington state caught on camera. dozens of kids on board when a heater hose ruptured in the back of the bus. you see it there and started leaking anti-freeze after all of this happened, some of the kids had stomach and headaches as well as burning eyes. the parents also claimed their children weren't checked at the school. the school district says none of the kids were sprayed and that the bus has been inspected every summer before the school year gets under way. and this tragic scene in houston at a grocery store. a young mother died while protecting her child when a car smashed into the store. six people were also injured. police say the elderly driver was pulling out of a parking spot when she hit the reverse and raced backward into that
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lawsuits from vehicle owners stemming from volkswagen's emissions scandal are stacking more than 200 suits have been filed in the last few weeks. many claiming volkswagen marketed its diesel engine cars as clean alternatives for years knowing that the vehicles were cheating emissions tests. vw almost inevitably will have to compensate owners. some legal experts say that the company could be forced to buy back those cars all together. >> for the past ten days, the price of gas has plunged in some areas it's below $2 a gallon. the nationwide average for a gallon of gas now $2.26, the lowest since february. >> it's 85 cents cheaper than this time last year. drivers in south carolina and new jersey are paying the lowest just under 2 bucks a gallon. i always love in jersey, they fill it up for you. >> that is one of the great benefit about driving through jersey. >> traffic is one of the other problems. it's a good thing the prices are
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has a little more money to spend on this classic car. it's a doozy. a 1956 ferrari 290 mm, one of just four ever built. >> and the preauction estimate $28 million. >> ouch. >> yes, i said that right. $2 million. makes it one of the most valuable cars ever to be put on the auction block. >> part of it was. it was built specifically for a formula i race car driver considered one of the best of all time. the car goes on sale in december here in new york city. and this is the toy model? >> it kind of looks like a toy model, doesn't it? that's a pricey car. going to need a little loan, if you don't mind. >> i mind. >> come on. you got it. all right. coming up, getting everyone excited about the sun, the moon and the stars at the white house. >> and also ahead, excitement about a galaxy far, far away. the "star wars" movie premiere just out. and the sudden dash to buy
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the replacement ceo oscar munoz has been in the hospital since last week. the airline says he had a heart attack. so united's general can council bret hart is the running the company for now. hart says he'll be working to improve customer service while munoz recovers. >> oprah winfrey is putting her name and money behind weight watchers. the media mogul known for her struggles with weight, of course, has bought 10% of the company for $43 million. and will have a seat on its board. she will help weight watchers focus on overall health and wellness. its stock price rose 105% on winfrey's announcement in one day. 105%. >> i'm not surprised. the oprah touch. protective moms and dads are being warned by parenting experts to ease up. >> so-called helicopter parents may think their intentions are good. but critics disagree with it. abc's jesse palmer with the debate. >> reporter: parenting styles can vary from too relaxed. >> not like a regular mom. i'm a cool mom. >> reporter: to too protective.
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>> i'm getting rid of everything in the house that has gluten or sugar. >> reporter: to so-called helicopter parenting where parents hover over their kids' every move. but could overbearing parents be harming their kids? >> kids grow up, they can't do for themselves. they don't have the skills needed in the workplace and have much higher rates of anxiety and depression. >> julie, a former dean of freshmen at stanford university and author of "how to raise an adult," believes parents who hover could be ruining lives of a future generation. >> we have the best of intentions and it leads to harm. >> her claim sparking a debate. one woman writing children should leaven how to solve their own problems. another defending helicopter parents saying if a child is drowning, you're not going to walk away. >> i would never tell a parent to cut your child off and throw them into an unfamiliar place. >> we have to stop doing so much so that they can really begin to
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lead their own lives. >> reporter: koorthing to lith could the haines, if you are overdoing it, there are ways to take a step back. first stop saying "we" when referring to your kids. >> we lose this. i said we. >> yeah, you do that sometimes. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: second, stop arguing with the adults in their lives, this includes coaches and teachers. finally, stop doing their homework for them. >> our job as parents is to put ourselves out of a job. good advice there. >> which one are you? >> i think i'm a chinese mom helicopter pilot that -- >> you're a ninja parent. >> i'm a ninja. >> you're all up in their business. they got no room. i'm a believer in like i'll be the cool dad and you can be the helicopter parent. yeah, so it's like a good cop, bad cop. >> good strategy. >> they'll take care of me when i'm 90. you'll be in the home. >> you've got it figured out.
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>> i will finish what you started. >> those stories about what happened. >> it's true. all of it. >> wow. hans solo confirming it is true, in fact, the new trailer for "star wars" premiering last night football. >> so cool on the big screen. it's just the latest teaser as fans gear up for its release two months from now. as you can expect, it brought out the jedi faithful. from l.a. >> reporter: fans lining up at the el capitan in hollywood to watch the trailer on the big screen here. >> this is the time that you realize that you're not alone.
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hang out with "star wars" fans. >> reporter: there's been quite a buildup to this. back in april, disney hosted a "star wars" celebration at the anaheim convention center for 100,000 devoted fans. they screened the first trailer featuring a familiar pair. >> we're home. >> reporter: in july, the san diego symphony serenaded fans at comic-con. they were introduced to new cast members and original stars carrie fisher, mark hamill and harrison ford who are reuniting on screen. jason ward is lining up for tickets along with his son named luke after you know who, luke skywalker. >> like luke skywalker. he's the new luke. >> i'm luke skywalker. >> if you need a refresher course, disney will be playing all of them marathon style before the new film screens in december. >> i'm doing the marathon. i'm committed. >> i'm alex michaelson for abc news. >> if i could get a couple nights off, i would do the
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marathon too. >> how exciting. a lot of people buzzing about it asking where was luke and why was leia sad. >> i don't know. >> lots of questions. of questions. >> i d now. always been pretty good. yeah, no complaints. we've always had a lot of fun,
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>> janet still number one. okay. so as the world gets ready for kids went to the white house last night to the watch some real stars. >> the obama family hosted astronomy night in an effort to encourage american kids to enjoy the wonders of the universe. abundance's serena marshall is in washington with the story. >> reporter: he may be president. >> they never let me tinker with the telescopes. they don't let me hold the moon rocks when you guys aren't around.
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house, hosting the second ever astronomy night, president obama admitting even he needs a helping hand. >> sophie, we need you to come up here and help me with this telescope because i don't know what i'm doing. i don't want to break it. the interesting thing the image is inverted. >> it is? >> yeah, it is. my right side is lit up, but if you look through the telescope, it's the left side that's lit up. >> it has a mirror. as the a reflective one. >> i was just trying to make a point. >> yes, yes. >> more than 300 kids, parents and teachers came out for the event aimed at getting kids excited about science and space. >> as long as young people like so many of you who are here tonight keep seeking answers to the great questions, america can do anything. >> reporter: also in attendance, bill nye, the science guy. 11 astronauts and ahmad muhammad. remember him? last month, he was the text teenager getting arrested for
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house. invite, but without the clock. telling abc's robin roberts at the time -- >> will you bring the clock with you? >> the clock is still in custody with the police. >> do you want it back? >> i want it back with my humility. >> while he did come empty handed, he was able to get a photo standing beside the president, humility and all. president obama used the event to encourage young people like ahmad to engage in the sciences. telling the children that one day, they could be part of the mission to mars in 2030. serena marshall, abc news, washington. it's a good thing he's not running because i could see that they don't let me hold the moon rocks. >> or tinker with the telescope. >> oh, bless him, it was really a nice event and it seems like hour. speaking of cool.
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