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two of mexico's most active volcanoes at it again. the ca lima volcano erupted twice yesterday sending ash and gas nearly a my in the sky. it is part of the pacific ring of fire. a few hours later a second volcano erupted this one nicknamed el po po sent a lighter cloud of gas and vapor into the air. >> air france workers angered at job cuts disrupted a company meeting at headquarters. they targeted two managers tearing their shirts off their backs. they escaped under police protection. look at that. the company is proposing to cut 2900 jobs after failing to reach a deal with their pilots. turning to the potential dangers of keyless ignition systems where you just have to have a key fob in your pocket or purse and you press the button to start your car. >> investigators have lynched at
least 12 deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning when owners walked away and left their car running. alex perez with more. >> approaching a garage. in real life, tragic results. caesar loved stopping by his parents house to share an espresso. in june this family ritual shattered. >> to walk in and have to see that. >> it's ended in your brain for the rest of your life. >> caesar sitting here with his lawyer speaking out about the morning he found both parents rin na and pasqual dead after they accidentally left their car running in their attached garage. >> i was unaware there was a problem till this happened to my parents. >> the 2013 lincoln mks had a push button or keyless ignition. investigators say reena put the
fob in her purse despite an audible warning likely made by the car. officials say the carbon monoxide from the engine built up into the garage and seed into the house eventually killing them both. to find out how quickly the fumes in a running car could turn deadly, abc news conducted a demonstration working with carbon monoxide experts to monitor levels, the bay shore fire department in long island new yorking there to help keep us safe. a chrysler 300, one of many on the market with keyless ignitions and no automatic shutoff. this garage freestanding. we covered the developments to mimic what could happen with many attached garages. we'll leave the car running. then a check every 30 minutes. two and a half hours in, 90 parts per million. that could be potentially lethal. >> at 4 1/2 hours in. >> if you were to go inside the
garage and close the door, you would probably loss consciousness within five to ten minutes and death would follow. it's just behind that door. it's lethal. >> reporter: at this point, the fire department too worried about the danger to continue. for the chrysler in our demo, there are alerts inside the car butcrit sicks say that's not much use if no one is inside. chrysler says its cars meet or exceed all applicable safety standards. most cars have some kind of visual or audible alert when the you leave the car and some an automatic shutoff. critics say that's what all cars should have. >> if you know it's a safety risk and have an easy way to fiske the problem, why wouldn't you do it on all cars. >> the national high traffic safety administration required an alarm, not an automatic shutoff. nhtsa says it will issue a final rule in february. they are suing ford, the maker of lincoln cars.
ford says the system has prison to be safe and reliable. they add many current models with keyless ignition do have the automatic shutoff feature. >> this was a senseless accident. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> so sad to hear that. by the way, alex tells us an estimated 5 million keyless vehicles do not have that automatic shutoff system. there are a lot of carses out there that don't have it. >> a good warning to check your detectors at home. >> absolutely. coming up, a popular test book accused of rewriting history. >> and why they decided to use a term worker over slave. you're watching "world news now."
a major manufacturer of high school text books is being called out for softening language related to america's history of slavery. >> one student showed the book to his mother who happens to be an educator herself. and through the power of social media, the book is now being rewritten. deborah wrigley of our houston station with the story. >> reporter: it's a new geography textbook. last week kobe by was about to read chapter five when he came across this is reference to early immigration to the u.s. >> it had africans africans and
africans americans as workers implying pay as if we had come here willingly and were paid to do our jobs. >> reporter: his response a text picture to his mom. with a sarcastic comment saying we were real hard workers weren't we? >> message received. >> it was a little troubling. >> reporter: she did messaging of her own on facebook posting a video what the book did and didn't include. >> there is no mention of africans working as slaves or being slaves. >> reporter: it's been shared across the country and got the attention of the publisher mcgraw-hill which announced friday it would revamp references in the textbook's digital version to state african slaves arrived as a forced migration and worked as slave labor, a step but not adequate for ronnie. >> many schools don't use the digital version. we know this book is going to sit in schools for eight to ten
years. >> reporter: she speaks with authority because she's a former teacher herself and is now a p.h.d. candidate specializing in education curriculum and should the state need someone with her experience to vet school test books, she says she would relish the chance. all of these stories i'm wonder how they're being told outside of world geography. this is the first step in high school history. what's the u.s. history book look like? >> she makes some interesting points. i hope they take her up on the fact she's willing to review these books. >> i hope they do. the printed version is now in some 267 districts that are already using it. that was deborah wrigley from our houston station. what a smart kid to be able to realize that mistake. >> and to catch it. >> yes, and talk to his mom about it. coming up, lack of sleep and your health. >> the new study about weight gain and your bedtime. we wouldn't know anything about
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staying up late. a new study from uc berkeley finds if your teen goes to bed late, they are at a higher risk of gaining weight. >> this is the first study of its kind to look at the relationship between bedtimes and weight gain above and beyond sleep duration. so you're more likely to gain weight going to bed at 2:00 a.m. than p.m. regardless of how much sleep you're getting. >> reporter: more than 3,000 people were studied and over 60% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 went to bed past 11:00 p.m. >> that late bedtime was associated with an increase in weight gain that was that corresponds to 2.1 unit increases in body mass index over that developmental period. >> reporter: so what exactly does that mean? on average a 5'5" female teen who weighs 132 pounds and goes to bed late from adolescent to adulthood will gain approximately 12 pounds. at 11 or 12:00 at night, you're
not likely to reach for a salad or apple. you're more likely to reach for pizza, hot dogs or hamburgers. that over time to lead to increased weight gain. >> apparently. >> so depressing. > isn't? i remember high school. i got five hours of sleep a night. i had a lot of the homework. i was a nerd. >> nowadays you're catching up on your sleep. >> when? when would that be? >> oh. >> even you have problems when you're flying. > are those tidy -- >> you tell me. >> what is he wearing? this is one of the selfies you took. >> this is on the acela. >> is that you in the back. >> with the blonde hair wondering why you're taking a picture of naked man? >> that is great. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook wnnfans.com.
\s this morning on "world news now," remarkable rescues in the disaster zone. >> the epic floods in the carolinas, the worse nick human toll, the cars swept away and the property damaged. knew details about the monster storm and the relief coming in. playing dead to survive. that's the chilling account from an oregon college student who was shot in the back. what she remembers about the gunman. >> caught on camera, the high school football coach and a referee expressing their disagreement in a most physical way. what caused tempers to flare. and later pizza with something extra. the ingredients suitable for the season added to make this a pumpkin pie. the gourmet creation in our kitchen on this tuesday, october 6th. from abc news, this is
"world news now." prug. >> good morning on this tuesday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. there's a bit of a theme i guess to this half hour in the sense we'll have pumpkin pizza and also "the mix" a pizza inspired costume. >> oh, i look forward to hearing what that's about. >> it should be interesting. we'll start with sad news. the devastating floods in the carolinas now blamed for 13 deaths. >> the rain is finally moved out but in many areas the water is still rising forcing more can haves. more than 3500 roads and bridges across south carolina remain closed. clean drinking water is in short supply. we now know the historic storm was fuelled in part by moisture from hurricane joaquin. here's more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter:. the bracing for more rain and the governor, a warning. >> just because the rain stops does not mean we are out of the woods. >> reporter: a breach of a dam causing an emergency evacuation in forest acres, south carolina.
national guardsmen in columbia going home to home searching for survivors, spray paint ag"x" where all is clear. this man doing the same from a kayak. the last 24 hours, family after family plucked from the flood waters. >> everything that i own that i know of has been destroyed. >> it's heart wrenching but i'm so glad we're safe. >> reporter: we rode with scott weber who took his own boat to check on his neighbors. >> i actually beached the boat on the roof and was stomping on the roof to listen to see if anybody thumped back. >> there he goes. >> reporter: this man trapped in his two-ton truck helplessly swirling like a toy in a bathtub. that driver and his rescue er z lucky to be alive tonight. david, a first look at the severe damage. you can see the white car caught in the current and tossed into the creek. and if you look over here, this building almost completely rushed away by the rushing water buzz there has been some
progress. this very spot where i'm standing the water would have been over my head. alex perez, columbia, south carolina. >> the images do not tell the true scope of the daniel down there. incredible images. >> we cover natural disasters. it's so difficult to explain how these people have lost everything who are not used to losing everything. deb stating. > it is absolutely. several tough weeks ahead for those people down there. there is another tragedy limpinged to hurricane joaquin. singing of a huge cargo ship. the search continues through the night for any survivors. so far at least one person has decide. the coast guard says a survival suit was found with a body inside. 28 of the crew members from from the u.s. the others from poland. searchers are looking for any stein of life. >> we're still searching focusing more on potential people in the water, life boats and life rafts. >> the captain of the ship
apparently thought he could maneuver around hurricane joaquin but then experienced mechanical problems and ended up heading directly into the storm. a crowd passenger jet made an emergency landing after its pilot suffered what appears to have been a fatal heart attack. captain michael johnston, a 57-year-old pilot with 25 years of experience. abc's steph offy ramos has the details. >> reporter: an american airlines jet touches down and quickly surrounded by fire trucks and an ambulance after this inflight radio call. >> american 550 medical incomes. captain incapacitated. >> paramedics sprung into action as soon as the red eye flight landed in syracuse with the co-pilot solo at the controls. the flight was carrying 147 passengers in the cabin and five crew members. ground crews in syracuse standing ready for the diverted flight. >> pilot is unresponsive. not breathing.
>> reporter: as it approaches, the co-pilot calmly asks for medics to born board the plane as soon as they can. >> i understood as long as they have a way to get on the plane quickly to get to the captain. thank you. >> reporter: passengers saw the emergency vehicles but didn't know why they were there till they took off for boston when they were told the captain had passed away. >> we thought he wasn't feeling well. we had no idea he had passed. it was extremely shocking. >> this is absolutely the reason we have two fully qualified pilots in the cockpit. either one of them trained to the same an standard. >> the pilot's cause of death is not yet known. officials have only said he fell ill. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> this morning crews are working to clear the tracks after an amtrak train derailed in vermont. it hit a rock slide. seven people were injured but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. investigators say it could have been worse. all five cars that went off the tracks remained upright.
>> president obama is heading to oregon to be with the families of the victims of last week's shooting rampage. students met with grief counsellors. we're getting an exclusive account of how horrific the ordeal unfolded. abc's neal karlinksky spoke to one of the students hop actually survived by playing death. >> when i closed my eyes and i'm close to falling sleep, i can hear the gunshots. >> and stasia boylen is haunted by that day when she was shot in the back by alleged gunman chris harper mercer inside her classroom. >> he sounded really deranged because he said he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed. >> he laugheded? >> he laughed after he shot the teacher. >> she says he had a question for each of his victims before he shot them. >> he had us get up one by one. and asked us what our religions were. >> but she says the gunman picked one student to live,
apparently to deliver a message. >> he said the kid in the glasses get up, i need todd do me a favor. today's your lucky day and hands him this like business envelope. >> reporter: the gunman killed himself. the motive for it au remains a mystery. >> i will never ever take for granted a second minute, every day is special and you never know when something's going to happen. >> neal karlinksky, abc news, oregon. >> now to california which has become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to take their own lives. governor jerry brown signed the so-called right to die bill into law yesterday. the roman catholic church among other religious groups saying it goes against the will of god. it goes into effect early next year. former nsa contractor may one day return to the u.s. he tells the bbc he has offered
to return and go to jail for leaking details of the nsa programs. so far no formal response from the justice department. he has been living in russia for the past two years. >> the legal battles resulting from the bp gulf oil disaster may be over the justice department in five states on gulf say they've reached a $20 billion settlement of all remaining claims. a judge must oklahoma the deal. loretta lynch says bp is getting the punishment it deserves. another high school football player has died after being injured during a game. the 17-year-old passed away yesterday at a hospital in seattle. he was hurt while making a tackle last friday night during the fourth quarter of a game. it's unclear what type of injury he suffered. it's the fourth high school player to die because of an on field injury in just the last month. and an ugly scene at a youth football game in florida. take a look at this one. you see it here. it's a man in a black t-shirt
who is a coach for one team now accused of punching a referee. he is identified as leo davis and a coach with the lakeland destroyers. >> there was a play that was made that parents and coaches did not agree with. so those parents and coaches began coming onto the field. a coach approached him, struck him on his face. and attempted to leave the area. >> police say davis was speeding away from the game when he was stopped. he's now facing battery charges. davis was told authorities he was trying to break up a fight and that he didn't intentionally hit the ref. i don't know why parents have to get involved. >> i have no idea. you see those scenes all the time. let's move to fun sports right now because it is time for sports with reena. >> monday night football. >> exactly. >> the seahawks up to their old tricks again. there's some controversy how this one ended. the lions calvin johnson about to score a go ahead touch with less than two minutes to go, but
the seahawks safety cam chancellor forced a fumble and another seattle defender battled the ball out of end zone. the seahawks were awarded possession but could have been penalized for purposely putting the ball out of bounds. that would have given the ball back to detroit inside the 1. >> yeah, and as you know, there's a well-known nfl rule. you can't bat the ball out of the end zone. >> you can't? >> you know this. >> okay. >> so it should have been detroit's ball. should have been a ten-yard penalty, or course. >> it was really ugly. seattle's win was 13-10. can't bat at ball apparently on the 1 yard line, right? >> or the end zone, yes, exactly. >> i blew it? what is the end zone? what yard is the end zone in the end zone? >> it's where goalie sits. >> i know where the end zone is. how many -- let's just move on to our tease. >> coming up "in the mix" mark
zuckerberg's global mission. how he wants everyone to have internet access. >> also hillary clinton's emotional comments on gun control and her latest political fight one week before the democratic debate. >> adding a seasonal favorite to pizza. pumpkin. how does it taste? >> check out our behind the scene pics on instagram abcwnn. really, what number is the end zone? it's 12 points in, right? >> it's like an extra point. >> you don't even know. you're watching "world news now." r 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? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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san francisco's last gunshop will close at the end of the month. the owner fed up with the vocal opposition and the city's mounting gun laws. the latest proposal would require the shop to record every gun sale and submit a weekly report on ammunition sales to the police. the manager says that possibility has already caused fewer and fewer customers to show up. we switch now to politics. hillary clinton is heading to iowa one week before the first democratic debate after lashing out at critics. >> and clinton making it clear where she stands on gun control. it's your voice, your vote. abc's cecilia vega has the latest from the democratic front-runner. >> reporter: on the trail in in new hampshire today hillary clinton growing emotional talking about
gun violence. >> so many of the parents of these precious children who were murdered have taken the unimaginable grief that they have been bearing and have tried to be the voices that we need to hear. >> reporter: clinton unveiling her plan for stricter gun control, calling for tougher background checks and increased liability for gun dealers and manufacturers, vowing to use executive authority if she has to. with her sagging poll numbers in the granite state, clinton now on the offensive from going after the republican-led benghazi committee investigating her private e-mail server. >> look at the situation they chose to exploit to go after me for political reasons, the death of four americans in benghazi. i knew the ambassador. i identified him. i asked him to go there. >> reporter: a wide range of emotions from hillary clinton. but when it comes to this issue of gun control, she is really separating herself from vermont senator bernie sanders. he may be running as the progressive in this race but on gun control hillary clinton is out on left.
cecilia vega, abc news, new york. coming up a taste of the season as pumpkin spice transforms everything this fall. we'll take on what many would consider the ultimate food sacrilege. pumpkin pizza. we'll rye it from one of the best of new york's pizzerias. >> ahead in our next half hour. a sports curse some teams can't shake off. what taylor swift has to do with failure on the field after she rolls through the town. you're watching "world news now." .
okay. so you know here in new york city, pizza is sacred. so when you combine it with unorthodox flavors you're really taking a big risk. >> with the current pumpkin craze, you would hope some things stay off limit. but as we're about 0 learn there are two tasty versions of pumpkin pie. for some pumpkin pizza pie.
we head into the "insomniac kitchen" with abc's trina trinh. >> between the pumpkin pies and lot tase i think i've pretty much had my fill of pumpkin but i hear there's a pretty good pumpkin pizza inside. i never turn down a free pie. let's check it out. we're here with owner jason brunetti who is going to show us how to making. > pumpkin pizza today. >> this works? >> works great actually. it's the fall, changing of leaves. people are going pumpkin picking. it's great to have a nice pizza to complement the change in the season. we grab some doug, 48 hour fermentation before anybody gets to eat the pizza. >> that's very important. >> it's huge. the oven we use here bella is very hot. >> your oven has a name? >> yeah, her name is bella. bella bru metty. she's the favorite member of the
family. we open our dough first, very simple. this is a pumpkin puree we made and mixed walnuts inside of here into yummy. >> this is borata cheese we make. we put a lot of salt when we make it. it comments the pizza well. then we're going to go ahead and grab ourselves, this is gore gan zo la dolce. it's a little bit sweet flamp. really r. nice, super teshd. i have pan chet ta that i sliced here. i finish most of my pizzas with sea sat and olive oil. we'll spriskal a little sea salt on the rim. we grab ourselves some olive oil. this is kind of my little signature thing. i like to drizzle olive oil around the crust. you can hear it cry when it's inside the oven. >> nice. let's stick it in bella. all right, here it is. a masterpiece. >> the final product.
>> and that took no time at all really in your oven. >> all right. here we go. are you going to have some? >> always. >> wow, everything just works. >> uh-huh. >> pumpkin on pizza. who knew? delicious. >> i told you. all right. >> oh, fantastic. you know, i would just like to say -- there already parts of italy where it's okay to eat with a knife and fork into not in this area code. not in new york. >> okay to stick it in bella too into i know what it's like to have gerber on my pizza. >> you think it's gerber? i think it tastes good but there's something that feels a little bit sacrilegious about it. i feel like i'm letting italy down. it's delicious. thanks to piz pizza brunettety for this. >> tell us what's your weirdest pizza you've ever had.
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dare to feel more with new k-y love. okay, now that we've munched down on some delicious pizza let's move onto the mix". get this. facebook coming up with a fascinating idea. they want to provide free internet service to many parts of africa that don't get internet service. a new satellite is going to launch in 2016 and using the satellite and drones and lasers and other equipment, they expect to get the next billion people around the world online. >> that's fascinating. > lots of folks in west africa they expect to be able to give it internet service to some 14 different countries in west africa, east africa and southern africa using this. >> that's a great effort. i hope they come to my neighborhood because my wi-fi is spotty at my house.
use a satellite. >> west africa will have internet service but we can't get it. you remember that pizza rat, the. iz za rat the one that went down the subway stairs? ate the pizza. there's a new costume you see here based on the pizza rat. had 7.5 million views for pizza rat. this one, move over sexy costume and why are the arrows pointing in that direction. >> i might stick with the donald trump you see here over the pizza costume. a little too sexy and provocative. then there was this. the gold and white dress or blue and black dress. there's lots of options. >> i think brian agrees with me. you have to see the pizza costume again just to study it. >> it's about $90. that's something so wrong. yeah. >> that's better. >> wow. 90 bucks. >> for you. >> all right. here's a creepy shot from this
weekend's nfl game. the cleveland browns san diego chargers game. take a look at the synergy here. almost disneyesque. have you third and 13. 13-13. you were then in the third period and the time left was 3:13. and on top of that, the browns quarterback, guess what number he wears? >> 13. >> yes. and they say you don't know football. why they on the 13th line of the end zone? no. >> there is no such thing. >> there would have been a great addition to the 1313. come on, people. football is a complicated sport. they change the rules every monday night. there's also the spaghetti rat because pizza isn't gourmet enough. this rat loves gourmet spaghetti. >> a woman named mica. kind of rye minds of ratatouille.
this morning on "world news now," tragedy at sea. new details overnight about the cargo ship that sank after heading right into hurricane joaquin. the search going on right now and what the coast guard says about the crew. carolina disaster. the overflowing rivers washed away roads. the rescues and the heart break. who is reaching out to help. and new this half hour, the girl who has been sneezing 12,000 times a day. >> oh, boy, this is a painful problem. what she's doing to make it stop. and why doctors call it a mystery. >> later in the "skinny" the emotional night on "dancing with the stars." why tears were shed on stage. plus the latest to be eliminated from the ballroom. this is tuesday, october 6th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
>> it was a sad day on "dancing with the stars." >> it was very emotional. i started the show and felt like whew, that took a lot out of he employee. >> it was draining. >> reena ninan with kendis gibson. there's actually another anxious night for families of those missing from the cargo ship el faro. >> the huge ship sunk in hurricane joaquin. a vigil was held last night in maine where several of the crew members lived. friends and family still holding out hope. abc's linzie janis is tracking developments from miami. >> reporter: new images of this empty lifeboat with a giant hole in it belonging to the el faro. >> we've modified our search efforts to focus more on potential people in the water, lifeboats and life rafts. >> reporter: also spotted, a life ring and several emergency survival suits. >> in one of the survival suits, we did identify human remains. >> reporter: an abc news crew was on board this c-130 flight as searchers discover a 300
square mile area of debris, the ship making a distress call as it was getting battered by hurricane joaquin. the el faro equipped with two lifeboats and survival suits like this one for all 33 crew members including the 2 americans. >> they insulate you. they keep your body temperature intact for an extended period. >> reporter: as many families of the crew struggle to understand why the ship ended up in a hurricane, the company that owns the el faro revealed that the captain had planned to bypass it but ran into trouble. >> regrettably, he suffered a mechanical problem with his main propulsion system. >> reporter: the mother of crew member 34-year-old danielle randolph reading an e-mail her daughter sent the day they lost contact. >> we are heading straight into it, category 3. last we checked, winds are super
bad and seas are not great. love to everyone. >> reporter: the ntsb heading here to florida to begin investigating what went wrong. linzie janis, abc news, miami. >> we turn our focus now to the other major story, the historic flood disaster in the carolinas. rivers still rising this morning after five straight days of soaking rain. the death toll has climbed to at least 13 and search teams in south carolina are still scouring submerged homes and apartment buildings for anyone who may still be trapped inside. hundreds of roads and bridges remain closed and 40,000 people have no drinking water. in the meantime, president obama has signed a disaster declaration for the most hard hit counties in south carolina clearing the way for federal aid to help in the recovery effort. fema has been rolling out trucks loaded with food, water, cots and blankets. the supplies were being kept at a is takening area in fort bragging in preparation for hurricane joaquin but most of it is now being sent to south carolina.
the aid is welcome news for hundreds displaced by the flooding. some towns cut off as the water rose faster than anyone anticipated. one family was rescued in dramatic fashion. a young mother and her baby plucked from a roof and airlifted to safety. abc's rob marciano has the details. >> reporter: a mother and 15 month old lifted to safety. and a father thankful. >> it was one of those things, it was so chaotic, so fast. >> reporter: ian waltz couldn't believe how fast the water came up. as these photos he took out the window show, it was already too late to call 911. >> they said there's nothing we can do for you right now. >> reporter: they tried the coast guard next. just after 6:00 a.m., his fiance cristy posting this frantic plea on facebook, can anyone please help? this is their home, on eight foot stilts. usually on dry land. the water came rushing in and when it did, they evacuated to a neighbor's house by boat, got on to the roof where the u.s. coast guard picked them up. >> reporter: the coast guard helicopter spotting them from above.
ian and 9-year-old braden hold on for boat rescue. cristy and the baby hoisted up to the chopper. >> probably the most horrifying moment of my life. >> reporter: safe and smiling on the tarmac with the usgc saviors. >> reporter: that family very happy when i called them to tell them their home was still there. the river though will be slow to recede. the drier weather will begin in earnest on tuesday. rob marciano, abc news, charleston. across the country record break agrain in las vegas. the storm led to traffic accidents, power outages and this dramatic rescue of a hopeless woman and her cat from the storm drain. they're both going to be okay, we're told. fire department bought the woman a week's worth of groceries. the red cross is finding a place for her to stay. >> we love our firefighters. as a tight knit community, oregon struggles to come to grips with last week's shooting. they're getting a visit from president obama, the president
heading to roseburg friday to meet privately with the families of the victims. the shooter killed nine people at umpqua community college before turning the gun on himself. one survivor spoke exclusively to abc news. >> i will never ever take for granted a second, a minute, every day is special. and you never know when something's going to happen. >> anastasia boylen also said the gunman identified as chris harper mercer laughed after shooting the teacher. a law enforcement source said mercer ranted in writings about not having a girlfriend and thought everyone else was crazy. >> a texas teenager is recovering after a shark bite. the boy was bitten on the ankle but also suffered injuries to his hands while trying to get the shark to let go. the beach patrol in galveston said the teen and his brother waded into a school of fish, and that's when the shark chomped down.
they say shark bites in the area very, very rare. in the meantime, a florida surfer is in surprisingly good spirits one day after he was bitten on the hand. the surfer was pad ling in water at new summer na beach when the shark fassed by. you can see the gruesome results in the photos taken afterward. teen will need surgery but says he'll be back on his board in no time. >> the parents of a 12-year-old texas girl are desperate for answers why she developed suddenly nonstop sneezing spells. their daughter kaitlyn sneezes up to 20 times a minute. that comes out to 12,000 times a day. and doctors have ruled out a virus, they've even ruled out allergies. the sneezing has taken over her life. forced her out of school and compromising her health. >> i'm constantly in pain with you know my abdomen and my legs are hurting because i've been weak and i can barely eat. >> never went away. >> the parents say the sneezing began three weeks ago.
the only time she has relief is when she's sleeping. and that only happens after she's taken benadryl and listened to music to relax. how strange issing this? yeah. i hope she's gets some relief. and they find out what's going on there. >> some sort of help. that's really strange and sad there. general mills is recalling nearly 2 million boxes of its gluten free cheerios because they may not be gluten free. the recall involves original and honey nut cheerios made in july at a plant in california. all 1.8 million boxes of them have better if used by dates of next july. the company says wheat flour was inadvertently used in a gluten free oat flour system. oops. today is the day. yes. >> i didn't know it was today. >> today is the day. >> why didn't you warn me. >> it is the day. >> i would have saved up my calories yesterday. >> mcdonald's starting all-day breakfasts.
the company says it's received more than 120,000 tweets in the last year demanding egg mcmuffins and hash browns all day. those items and others aren't being cut off this morning at more than 14,000 locations the move is designed to boost slumping sales. food industry analysts say it could put additional strain on the nation's egg supply which would drive up prices. >> now to a generally hiry situation they're starting to recover from in the australian alps. it was the 2015 world beard and mustache championship. >> they had more than 300 participants all sporting their own unique look. it featured three groupings of dudes, the moustache group, the partial beard group, and of course, the full beard. >> this was the austrian alps, not the australian alps. that would be an interesting location. well, there's enough of fancy facial hair. we should let you know the u.s.
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this is in dallas. a tractor-trailer and suv colliding on a ramp between two highways rupturing the truck's fuel tanks. the truck's cargo of lumber fed the flames. the burning wood fell onto the roadway below creating a second fire. the truck driver escaped without injury but four people in the suv passed away. and in philadelphia, an suv rear ended a city trolley bus leaving one person dead. the driver and passenger in the suv were taken to the hospital where the driver was pronounced dead. the passenger is in critical condition this morning. 19 people on the bus including the driver were also taken to the hospital. a pet shop owner in kentucky is in critical condition after a 20-foot long python wrapped itself around the man's neck and squeezed. >> the 911 calls were absolutely frantic. thankfully one of the officers who arrived on the scene knew exactly what to do. john genovese of our cincinnati station picks it up the story. >> he was feeding his snake and
the snake wrapped itself around his neck. >> the snake is squeezing. it's wrapped around his neck. his whole face. his face is covered. >> reporter: at this small store. >> someone got bit. >> reporter: a massive python piercing owner terry wilkins in the arm before squeezing him unconscious. >> i come out, lease a girl screaming, beating on window. i asked her what happened. she kept screaming a snake got him. >> reporter: within minutes greg rapberger and sergeant daron arnberg were rushing inside. >> it's not every day we're confronted with a 15 to 20-foot snake. their instinct quickly kicking in. >> i grabbed its head. we started pulling on the snake. at that time, the sergeant started, as i'm pulling he started unloosening the coils around the guy and finally the snake came off. we were able to put it back in its cage. >> free from the reptile wilkins was rush the to rushed to uc
medical center. at last check breathing and awaking. > been a policeman 39 years. it was traumatic. >> police chief tom collins has no doubt his men saved wilkins life. >> this is a python. he's a 15-foot long snake. this isn't something, i don't want to fool with him. i'll tell you that. >> reporter: a wild encounter they won't soon forget. >> if everything ends up well, he's probably got newfound respect for them. it didn't bite me. when i grabbed ahold of it, i had a really quick newfound respect for it, as well. >> absolutely amazing. john genovese reporting from newport, kentucky. >> there were 100 snakes apparently in there and the police chief calls the police officers who came in to help heros. >> yeah, i'd say they were. we're going to switch gears. coming up, dancing with the stars a contestant refusing to admit defeat. >> and pepsi goes back to the future. "the skinny" up next. >>
♪ skinny, so skinny going to need this for "the skinny." "dancing with the stars" some of them called it crying with the stars last night. the highlights. >> you were very emotional today. truly you really were. the theme of the evening my most memorable year for alek skarlatos he chose 2015 after stopping a terrorist overseas.
he felt powerless last week rushing home to oregon following ots horrific shooting at his college. >> alek returned with a passionate pasodoble earning 24 from the judges and bindi irwin chose 2006, the year her father tragically died. she and partner derek hough danced to the police's "every breath you take," earning her the top score of the night. 28. bindi breaking down in tears there after the performance leaving not a dry eye in the house. >> seeing her mother and little brother crying too was so emotional. it was very emotional. nick carter got emotional in talking about his rough upbringing but he lightened the mood by butting off a fan favorite dusting off his back street boy moves. after it was all said and done someone had to go although he put up a bit of a fight. >> the fact that i've been eliminated is false because i will -- >> it sounds like a preview of what trump's speech will be later on.
sorry, gary busey, but it's true. it's your time to go. gary actually meant he and partner anna's energy will remain in the ballroom. >> he did have a good run but all things must come to an end. maybe he will show up next week and put up a fight. you never know. next up, a fearsome hollywood foursome exemplifying the often hash tagged term squad goals. >> earlier this year, amy schumer and jennifer lawrence announced they were working on a film together. now it seems they've added two more heavy hitters to their crew, aziz ansari and chris pat. they've shared their activities together through video posts on instagram. >> the first shows aziz waking up schumer saying it's writing time. come on, what is this? we writing scripts or staying at a bed and breakfast. let's go. >> and a little later. >> hi, guys. >> a short film entitled "hi guys" as he swings while pratt stands there just looking like
pratt offering nothing but his cool stare at the camera. not sure how much work they got done. we shall see next year. this is good news for soda fans. you now get to go back to the future for your soft drink desires. >> marty mcfly knows what we're talking about. >> all i want is a pepsi. >> turned out no delorean needed to get yourself a pepsi perfect. they'll be releasing a limited edition bottle later this month. >> you'll be able to order it online for the price of $20.15 which is about what it will cost in the future anyway when you account for inflation. >> and finally if you refuse to turn up as the kids say and still prefer to get jiggy with it, good news. will smith has been busy in the studio. >> in a radio interview, smith said he has about 30 songs recorded and plans to release his first album in about ten in over ten years. the fresh prince also said he plans to hit the road next
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washington national stadium. >> uh-oh. that's not good. we have some lights out here. >> reporter: but the next time the nats took the field, the lights went off. three times. pitcher max scherzer tweeting about swift, i blame her for the power outs tonight. we now have bad blood. then the first place nationals tanking and missing the playoffs. the houston astros didn't do much better after they hosted her. they lost seven of their next eight games. the padres had 12 wins and 21 losses after she played in san diego. now, it's toronto's turn to be on edge. blue jays fans previously turned taylor's blank space into a parody song called "first place." ♪ take a look at first place baby you'll see the jays ♪ ♪ i got a blank space baby and i'll write your name ♪ >> reporter: but they may not want to the associate with the star now.
t. swift had the two sold out shows over the weekend in rogers centre, and the jays drop odd both of their following games. >> the rays are going to win it. >> reporter: with the postseason series looming, we'll soon find out if the blue jays can shake it off. juju chang, abc news, new york. as a nats fan i understand and feel the pain. there's one team that swift brings good luck to, the san francisco giants. get this. every year that swift released a new album, the giants in the world series, they have won. 2010, 2012, 2014, all those albums released in october. >> that's great. did she have one this year? >> no, 1989 from 2014. >> okay. maybe next year. giants. >> maybe. this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two decades. >> important message
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making news in america this morning, historic flood. the rain is finally ending, but there is a new host of concerns in south carolina. water supply running short. rivers still cresting and dams on the verge of breaking. we have the latest. in-flight emergency of a pilot dies while at the helm of a packed plain. the co-pilot taking over. passengers unaware what's happening in the cockpit as the plane is diverted. they're talking about the ordeal this morning. >> rescued from a reptile. a massive snake putting the squeeze on a pet store worker wrapping around his neck. how he was freed just in time. and a mcmuffin in matter the time. the mcdonald's menu change today that's got the internet buzzing right now.