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(grunts) what are you doing, hon? daniel's having trouble sleeping. will you take a quick pic? this is seriously not okay. andy, the man can't sleep. he's got a parole hearing at 6:00. (camera shutter clicks, beep) well, would you at least c.c. me on that? maybe. i'll ask daniel if it's okay.
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take a look at the overpass right over there. a distraught man was trying to jump off an interstate bridge in oklahoma city. but an officer arrives on the scene and gets ahold of him. the man was dangling as the officer held on. luckily some other policemen got there and helped pull the man to safety. the man was mot physically hurt. and police dash camera caught the moment a suspect jumped off a bridge. this is in kansas city. he survived the fall into the missouri river and made it to shore. that was when officers took him to the hospital while he complained about soreness, illegal process presumably then moved on. >> one of the heroes of the attempted train terrorist attack in france this summer is back in the news but this time he is a victim. >> yeah, he was stabbed during a brawl of some sort and it happened not overseas but right here in the u.s. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: this surveillance footage shows spencer stone in a
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violent brawl in downtown sacramento. the man on the left believed to be stone is seen fending off a group, then right there. he appears to be stabbed from behind. >> stabbing pending. 21st an at k king. first responders finding him with multiple stab wounds to the torso. police say two suspects fled in a car. >> it's believed to be related to a night club incident. we know it's not related to what occurred in france months ago. >> reporter: back in august, stone and two childhood friends stopped a gunman on a paris-bound high speed train during their european vacation. >> he seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. so so were we. >> an outpouring of support for stone who remains in serious condition. his fellow hero tweeting everybody send prayers out to the stone family today. this is the intersection where the fight broke out. his friends are telling abc news he's recovering from surgery.
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his family thanking everyone for their outpouring of love and support. kayna whitworth, abc news, concentrate. >> still no arrests in that case. what a rough couple weeks it's been for alek skarlatos. last week he went to the same school in rose berg, oregon, and will he to deal with that while he's a member of the "dancing with the stars" cast. but now one of his good friends getting stabbed. we'll see how he reacts on monday. >> coming up, a number of ways to cope with hair loss. you can rock the kendis gibson. >> shave it all off. can't touch a man's head. alternative next on world news.
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okay. for more than 56 million americans who suffer from some form of hair loss, and it is okay to touch, it's good luck, and approximately 40% of women, for many men and women losing their hair affects their confidence and self-esteem. a new treatment offers some hope. more from mara schiavocampo. >> move over hair club for men. >> i'm not only the hair club president but also a client. >> reporter: now a promising new hair loss treatment for women and men that may help to regrow and thicken hair without surgery, drugs or expensive
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ointments. just look at these before and afters. doctors who use it say the secret is something you already have. platelets in your blood. >> platelets have growth factors in them and they're very, very good at getting hair to regrow and getting the hair follicles to thicken. >> reporter: it's called platelet rich plasma therapy or prp. and research is preliminary, but promising. while the procedure is not yet fda approved doctors who use it say it's simple. blood is drawn. plasma separated in a machine and platelets from the patient's own blood injected directly into the scalp saying they contain growth factors that stimulate the regrowth and thickening of follicles. regina used it for her thinning hair. >> i've always had fine hair and always wanted fuller volume. >> reporter: she says just weeks after her first treatment, she noticed a difference. and here she is after five
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>> oh! be. >> okay so it looks like pan is getting panned. get it? >> yeah. >> it's actually not funny. matt neil of the standard says why is a question that comes up a lot while watching this abysmal prequel that no one asked for. tony hicks of the "san jose mercury news" agrees saying simply this wasn't a movie that needed making. >> wow, all right. >> harsh. next up the highly anticipated biopic steve jobs" starring michael fasbender in the title role. the film paints a picture of the brilliant but abrasive apple founder in just three extended scenes each set backstage before an important product launch. he has to deal with technical malfunctions that threaten to derail the new products all while confronted with personal problems from the daughter he denies he fathered to
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this morning on "world news now," chaoses in congress. >> house republicans in search of a new speaker as ha jort leader kevin mccarthy backs out. his surprise decision sending shock waves throughout the political world and what it could mean in the face of a government shutdown. an escalating situation overseas as russian air strikes in syria continue. how it's interfering with u.s. coalition efforts to combat isis and what the russians are really after. scary moments as hike areas plunge from asus pension bridge as it snaps in half. their frightening fall into the water below. the bridge designed for ten people but did their heavy backpacks cause the collapse? >> and how far would you go to celebrate halloween? how about getting buried alive in a cemetery? we'll meet the three very brave
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people willing to go six feet under as the whole world watches and tv. are they brave or just plain crazy in it is friday, october 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. it is friday. >> we made it. >> we made it to friday. it's just the start right now, and man, everybody saw that coming on capitol hill yesterday, didn't they? the big announcement. >> oh, really? >> kevin mccarthy, of course, making that big announce on capitol hill that caught most people off guard. >> right. >> he of course -- the man considered a shoo-in for speaker of the house abruptly dropping out of the running. >> the surprise decision by kevin mccarthy stunned the political world and sent republicans into a tail spin. more now from abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: a sudden change, of course, for the man most
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republicans a they supported to become the next speaker of the house. >> i think i shocked some of you. >> majority leader kevin mccarthy with drew from the race just minutes before the vote. >> we should put this conference first. there's something to be said for us to unite we probably need a fresh face. >> reporter: he said he was not the right person to unite the party facing a challenge from the same hard line conservatives who forced out speaker john boehner. they announced they would ban together to instead support long shot candidates daniel webster possibly blocking mccarthy from reaching the required votes in the full house. >> i think they were stunned. >> webster and the other remaining candidates knds jason chaffetz both are shocked by mccarthy's withdrawal. >> our conference will have to do a lot of deep soul searching. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: mccarthy faced heavy criticism for a recent gaffe now featured in a commercial for hillary clinton who said mccarthy's comment was proof the benghazi committee is
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a political ploy. >> that wasn't helpful. >> mccarthy said there are other who's could unite the party but did not endorse a candidate. his stunned colleagues now left to reconsider who should take the reins. >> we have two candidates for speaker. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> he said it didn't help things. so despite a major push to recruit former vice presidential nominee paul ryan for the job, he says he will not run. >> but boehner and mccarthy are among those trying to get him 0 reconsider into ryan was expected to be at a big book launch last night and didn't show up for jack kemp who is his hero. a lot of people prying to get him to turn. in the race for president, dr. ben carson remains firmly at the center of controversy for his comments about guns. he writes in his new book that the disarming of german citizens helped lead to the holocaust which killed 6 million jews by the nazis. he was asked yesterday on cnn about linking those events in an
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interview. >> but just clarify. if there had been no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been arped. >> carson always said there's reasons these dictatorial people take the guns first. the anti-defamation league calls his comments historically inaccurate. >> spencer stone who took down a gunman on a train bound for paris is recovering from stab wounds in a california hospital. in the video, we see him fighting with a group of people outside in sacramento yesterday. police say alcohol was likely a factor that led to the altercation. he was stabbed three times and is litted in serious condition. his injuries are said to be nonlife-threatening. >> the u.s. navy will be
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launching a search for sunken cargo ship el pharoah and its data recorder using sonar and remotely controlled vehicles. hurricane joaquin sank the ship last week with 33 people on board. mourners gathered on long island, new york and jacksonville, florida, for vigils in honor of the victims lost in that disaster. south carolina's governor is urging residents of coastal areas to evacuate as soon as possible. homes and businesses that were spared by the flooding from all that record-breaking rainfall are now in the path of storm swollen rivers rushing toward the coast. here's abc's elizabeth hur. >> thousands in the danger zone urged to evacuate. >> the sun is out but the water is coming. we need you to get out. >> reporter: this is why. rivers already swollen with storm water cresting to record levels are on the move down stream toward south carolina's coastal communities. >> we have been through the first big wave. we are about to go through the second big wave.
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>> reporter: meanwhile, across the state, the work of reinforcing the breached canals and dams still on going. so far at least 14 dams have failed. dozens more threatening to burst and this a collapse at the fragile columbia canal. the area's crucial source of water but officials are maintaining the situation is under control calling the collapse just a setback. >> there are no plans to absolute off the water system. zero plans. the system is running. it's running strong. >> reporter: encouraging news for residents hundreds still in shelters and many more finally returning home trying to recover. >> i'm going to fix this. i'm going to get my kids to school. my cars are underwater. >> i didn't have water in the house. >> officials say right now it is still possible this threat of more flooding ends up being just that, a threat. they say they are airing on the side of caution reminding
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residents it's better to be safe than sorry. back to you. >> thank you. now we focus on overseas and the u.s. air strike on a hospital in afghanistan may have much worse than believed. we already knew 22 doctors, nurses and patients were killed. now there's word that 33 others are still unaccounted for this morning. yesterday, doctors without borders reiterated its demand for an independent investigation after getting a direct apology from president obama. >> russia is denying reports that some of its missiles fell short of their syrian target. instead crashing in iran. now disturbing new images from syria seem to contradict its claims that its air strikes are aimed at isis rebels. abc's martha raddatz has details >> reporter: it was an impressive display of firepower. that volley of 26 cruise missiles headed to syria. but we mou know some of those
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never made it. regional reports call them unidentified flying objects. u.s. officials say those where is four russian missiles crashing into iran. those that did strike syria say russia are hitting mostly isis targeted. but this video an aid group says shows the rescue of syrian children struck by the attacks launcheded largely against rebel forces opposing assad. u.s. defense secretary ash carter had strong words for russia. >> we've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from russian forces. and i also expect that in the coming days the russians will begin to suffer casualties in syria. >> reporter: russia's involvement poses a danger to the u.s. as well. those air strikes are launched without warning meaning u.s. pilots have to do their best to stay out of the way. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> a delta flight that took off from seattle was forced to return to the airport after hitting a bird.
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the airbus was heading to hong kong yesterday afternoon with more than 230 people on board when the bird struck one of its engines. the pilot flew for nearly an hour to burn off fuel, then landed safely. there's a new report card for the airline industry complaints by passengers are on the rise. but they're also scoring better on on time performance. major airlines posted an on time arrival rate up nearly 3% from last year at that time. delta earned the highest points for getting to you to your destination on schedule and spirit came in last. >> we all know that san francisco's lombard street is arguably the most crooked street in the world with its hair pin turns. >> this is about breyer brook drive in carl junction, missouri, which may very well have the most crooked center divider lines in the country. yeah, the botched paint job courtesy of an inspea spearspes
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inexperienced worker. >> that's not his normal job. street work is not his normal job. it was a little bit out of the ordinary for him, but that's no excuse. it should have been a lot better than what it was. >> you think. >> yeah. should have been a lot better. one resident is accusing everyone involved in the job of being drunk while doing it. the lines will be fixed but it's going to cost another $500 to get it done. >> whoops. i mean, where is the guy who normally does it? is it like his day off? you over there, sweeping the floors, get over here and paint this road for us. >> that's just insane. imagine having to do a sobriety test on that line. >> wow. >> all righty. it will get fix eventually by the city. that's the only city road there. >> that they are responsible for painting. that's the amazing thing. coming up, a bus driver caught on camera. >> one of the students riding the bus filming the driver texting while driving.
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the shocking scene becoming more and more common. so how can this be stopped? >> and the spooky television that's sure to deliver some screams this halloween. three contestants getting buried alive. but why and how? and remember, find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter at @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." 's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. wow, is like, every mom from the neighborhood here? you are looking good! using bounce dryer sheets is paying off.
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dangling from a telephone pole in charlotte, north carolina. the driver says his brakes failed as he was coming off a freeway ramp and his suv drove right up the telephone pole. he was able to crawl out of the backdoor and amazingly, he came away from this with just a few scratches and bruises. >> that is amazing. >> uh-huh. a school bus driver in pennsylvania is in some trouble this morning for allegedly texting while driving. there's video shot by seventh grader on the bus that shows the driver with one hand on steering wheel and the other on the phone. the student's parents posted the video online. then the bus company and the school district started looking into the incident. the driver wasn't on the job yesterday. the owners of volkswagen diesels could be getting money from the automaker. vw's top u.s. executive says it would be compensation for the lost value of hair cars. >> but he insists it was not a corporate decision to install the software that falsified emissions readings.
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more from abundance's david kerley. >> for the first time a volkswagen official under oath. >> is there anything you would like to say before the hearing. >> i'm looking forward to the hearing in order to bring truth to the matter. >> house members said the german company is still investigating how it cheated emission testifies for the past six years into this was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reasons. >> vw is trying to get the united states of america to believe these are a couple of rogue engineers? reject that. >> volkswagen has admitted a half million diesel car kaz in the u.s., 11 million worldwide have software that turns on the controls during a test but turns those controls off during regular driving so the car's pollute 40 times more than the legal level. a vw worth nearly $13,000 a couple months ago now worth just a little more than $11,000. >> we paid a premium for the car and that was for nothing. >> the vw executive said
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compensation may be offered to customers but he would not say whether a buyback offer will be made for the troubled diesel cars. which could take more than a year from now to fix. david kerley, abc news, vienna, virginia. >> and the thing is when owners bring hair cars in to have the issue fixed they're not given loaners because vw says the cars are still safe to drive. >> do you necessarily want a vw loaner? this has been a financial disaster i should point out for vw so far. the stock has dropped some $66. in just the last month. it's lost $33 billion in market value. so it's just a start of what's going to be a disaster for that company. >> and the investigation is ongoing. german investigators searched the headquarters there this morning and texas, the state of texas now filed a lawsuit on behalf of the 32,000 people in texas who own those cars. >> it's going to keep going. >> uh-huh. coming up in our next half hour, the clock is ticking for anyone planning to travel over
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the holidays. so are you losing money pre day that you wait to book those flights? >> but first a reality show event to scare occur socks off. just in time for halloween, of course. three people buried alive. how is this going to work? that's next on "world news now."
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>> so we brushed off the scary music. >> yes. waiting all year to play that. >> so this is a really, really scary halloween event. three people are going to
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confront one of our worst fears. >> yeah, it's not heights or public speaking. they will be buried alive all for a television special. we are up "up all nightline"" with abc's david wright. >> reporter: buried alive. >> hello? hello? >> reporter: that's a&e's ground breaking concept for a new two-hour live special. >> don't leave me here. in the show features three people sealed in underground coffins, infrared cameras and vital sign monitors rolling. helping them lew it a surprisingly sunny expert in fear. >> hi, folks. my name is margie kerr. i know what scares you. >> she helped design what's been called the scariest haunted house in america. scare house in pittsburgh. her theory whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger. >> you know you can definitely survive the inevitable zombie apocalypa apocalyp apocalypse. >> never mind the homicidal
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rabbit. you're a survivor. it's shows like the walking dead show fear rates. horror is hip. why else would lady gaga take a lead role. what are the things we're most afraid of? a new survey found many of the things you'd expect, things like ghosts, clowns, zombies. but at the very op of the list, there's bugs. and heights. and public speaking. to ratchet up the fright, a&e is turning to eli roth. >> let's face it, we're all tuning in to see what happens when someone gets buried alive. i want to see the look on their face and see them screaming. >> reporter: so get ready to dig in. david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> so by the way, fear buried alive airs october 26th on the a&e network which is jointly owned by our parent company disney. >> yes. i don't know what i think about this. >> they couldn't pay enough. >> but the thing is it's being
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this morning this morning on "world news now," the job of speaker of the house currently unspoken for. the stunning decision from kevin mccarthy to back out while the other top contenders don't want the job. the fallout from this major surprise just ahead. just when you thought ben carson couldn't get any more controversial, the presidential candidate digs in even deeper after weighing in on the oregon college shooting, he takes on hitler and the holocaust. how he's now explaining himself. >> new this half hour, a rescue caught on police body camera. >> dozen of undocumented immigrants stuffed in the back of a truck crammed together for hours without food or water and the driver saying he had no idea they were there. and get ready. rock 'n' roll to rock 'n' roll all night. the nominees for the rock 'n'
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roll hall of fame announced. some usual contenders mixed in with a handful of first-timers. so who might get the final nod? that's in "the skinny" on this friday, october 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so glad that our archive video there that i could only recognize one person janet jackson and couldn't figure out who the other two were. we'll find out, of course, in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame nominations. >> it is. >> as we say good morning to you on this friday. let's start with a political shocker though. >> we will. the house majority leader suddenly dropping out of the race for speaker of the house just before a big vote. >> kevin mccarthy's stunning announcement on capitol hill left republicans in shock and in disbelief. the capitol there this morning live. and i'm sure there are many people there still talking about
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all that played out in the last 24 hours. now he was ultimately pushed out by the ultraconservatives who had enough votes to block him on the floor. we're going to get the latest right now from abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy seemed on top of the world, saying he had the votes to be speaker of the house. but later shocked republicans out of a private meeting. mccarthy had told them he's bowing out. they were practically speechless. >> kevin said he's not running. > i just learned this like you all did. >> by the time mccarthy himself emerged swarmed by cameras, he seemed more relieved than defeated. >> i think i shocked some of you. the one thing i found talking to everybody, if we're going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> reporter: mccarthy's rice was meteoric when john boehner shocked the world two weeks ago by saying he would step
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downforced out by conservatives, mccarthy seemed a sure bet to replace him. what happened? for one, this, when mccarthy said the benghazi committee accomplished. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee, what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: republicans had long insisted the investigation was not political. mccarthy handed hillary clinton a perfect way to fight back. >> look at the situation they chose toes exploit to go after me for political reasons. the death of four americans in benghazi. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy was done in by the very conservatives who forced out john boehner. ironically that means that boehner could remain speaker of the house much longer than he intended because right now, nobody has the votes to replace him. jonathan carl, abc news, capitol hill. >> and, of course, a lot of people are trying to get paul ryan to put had his hat in the ring for that, but ryan is saying no.
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he wants to be president some day. and many people say that's a career killer if you're the speaker of the house even though you're third in line for president. >> right. >> talking about the presidential race, by the way, and the latest controversial comments from dr. ben carson. >> carson's been all over the news this week because of what he's been saying about guns. he is not done on that subject quite yet, this time linking the disarming of germans before world war ii and the holocaust. the details now from abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: in the wake of the roseburg, oregon, school massacre, dr. ben carson has pushed back hard against calls for more gun control. >> many of the places where these shootings occur are gun free zones. they select these places because they know they're not going to meet resistance. >> reporter: carson advocated fighting back against a shooter. >> i'll not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey, guys, he can't shoot us all. >> even so he admitted he didn't follow his own prescription when he was once menaced by a gunman.
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>> guy comes in and puts a gun in my ribs. i just said i believe that you want the guy behind the counter. >> you redirected him. >> i knew that that guy was not there to murder everybody. >> how could you know that? he had a gun. >> i knew he was not there to murder all the people. i knew he was there to rob the place. >> reporter: the republican presidential candidate also claims in a new book stripping german citizens of firearms helped the nazis to carry out the holocaust. >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. >> reporter: in a statement the anti-defamation league called carson's comments historically inaccurate. donald trump got a rousing welcome in las vegas and had kind words for carson. >> there were some maniac over there shooting people. they said, oh, that's terrible, that's disrespectful to the people that were killed. i didn't see it that way. >> reporter: trump is still narrowly the republican front-runner. you'll hear more from dr. carson this morning when he appears on
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"good morning america" likely facing more questions about the controversial comments. kendis and marci. >> no doubt. brandi hitt reporting from l.a. this morning. thank you. >> south carolina's governor is urging residents of low lying areas to evacuate as soon as possible. homes and businesses spared the worst during the recent record breaking rainfall are now in the path of flooding that could last up to two weeks. rivers swollen by the storms are rushing toward the coast and flooding is expected to begin as soon as today. investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of a deadly explosion at a natural gas facility in louisiana. three workers were killed in the blast and two others seriously injured. the company says the contractors were doing maintenance work at the time of the explosion, but the plant was shut down and no gas was flowing through the pipeline. >> turning back to south carolina for a moment here because a big settlement stemming from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. the city of north charleston agreed to pay the family of walter scott $6.5 million.
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scott's brother called the settlement bittersweet saying the family still wants justice. scott was shot in the back while running away from officer michael slager. slager remains in jail accused of murder. police in south texas made a stunning discovery in the back of a big rig all caught on their body cams. when they opened the back of the truck, they found dozens of undocumented immigrants crammed in the back. they had been locked up for hours. sweating and dehydrated. afraid they would die. the driver claimed he had no idea what he was carrying. he is now facing human smuggling charges. >> incredible images there. and despite complaints about privacy, the use of body cameras by police departments is right now on the rise. images captured by those cameras are helping to clear officers accused of misconduct or brutality. as abc's matt gutman reports, a newly released body camera video shows exactly what happened happened during a dramatic
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confrontation with an armed man. >> reporter: police body cameras showing the harrowing moments. six officers respond to a domestic violence call. >> oh, god. >> i've been hit. >> reporter: an officer shot by 64-year-old theodore johnson. but watch as that same cop, unhurt, still tries to reason with johnson. >> put the gun down. >> go ahead and shoot me. >> no, we're not going to shoot you, guy. >> why don't do you what i ask, mister? >> i know you shot me, but i'm not going to shoot you. >> i don't care. >> reporter: when johnson raises his gun, the officers shoot, killing him. after an investigation, that body camera video cleared them. cases like these have sent sales of police body cameras surging. taser, the number one maker, has sold to more than 3,500 law enforcement agencies. >> this is going to become a common piece of equipment for law enforcement, and really the question will be not if you have them. is, "why don't you have them?" >> reporter: the lapd is now by far the nation's biggest police department to issue them agencywide. last week, we joined the lapd on
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patrol, wearing the same body camera they do. like them, filming every interaction with the public. the race to a shooting. and the controversial stop and frisk. those moments, the source of so many complaints. the hope, that those cameras can protect the public. and police. matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> animal rights activists are applauding a decision by the california coastal commission to ban future whale breeding at seaworld in san diego. the park did get approval for a $100 million expansion that would triple the size of existing orca enclosures. animal rights groups say captive whales are lonely and miserable, a claim park officials insist is not true. the nfl's thursday night showdown featured the colts visiting the texans. 40-year-old matt hasselbeck was at the helm for indianapolis in place of injured andrew luck. and it was colts receiver andre johnson, a former texan who did
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most of the damage. take a look. one of his two touchdown receptions there. first quarter, his second one capped an 80-yard drive that houston couldn't answer. indy winning 27-20. it's the team's 16th straight afc south victory. that is an nfl record. i know you've been keeping track. >> i've been follow so closely. the same with baseball. i'm an expert on all of that. baseball's playoffs, it was a great night for the visiting teams. the rangers won in toronto. and the astros defeated the royals in kansas city. >> speaking of that game in kansas city, it went into rain delay in the third inning. that wasn't good for a member of the royals grounds crew. he wound up getting stuck under the tarp. >> oh, man. >> as it was being rolled out to the field. >> that's awful. the internet of course, loves this kind of stuff. the guy who went down is already referred to as tarp guy. word is he's okay. we really hope so, tarp guy. >> tarp guy's okay.
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the internet has had fun with it. one woman tweeting trap queen meet tarp guy. coming up, get out your costumes. it's comic-con time. fans of fantasy sci-fi and all things nerd chic are descending upon the big apple. a preview ahead in "the skinny." >> first what you meed to know to get your holiday travel plans started. could you be missing out on the cheapest fares the longer you wait in first though, your friday forecast. you're watching "world news now." what you looking at? >> it's hot in l.a. >> shocking. > hot. "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max. brought to you by mucinex fast max. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf...
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well, soon you may be able to do more than just like something on facebook. it's about to begin testing six new emojis. those are icons that express emotions and that members can use. they are love, laughter, cheering, wow, sad and angry. dislike isn't one of them. for years facebook users have complained that there isn't a simple way to express solidarity or support for bad news. >> i like it. this is something i would click like on. today is the best day to book air travel for christmas and there is still time to get deals for thanksgiving. >> already. every day you wait apparently it costs you more money because holiday airfares are taking off faster han the planes. abc's clayton sandell on the story. >> reporter: with the clock ticking to get good deals on holiday travel -- >> on average, fares are going up $5 a day. >> reporter: -- we wanted to see
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what it would cost to send my crew, four of us, from denver to los angeles for thanksgiving. >> you wait until november, you could pay up to 50% more on the price of air fare. >> reporter: i started searching low-cost airline spirit. so, our base price is about $1,100. but as you're about to see, we are nowhere near done. because that base fare doesn't include extra fees. for example, if everyone has a carry-on and checks a bag, that's more than $500. picking seats together? another $80. these and other charges helping the total cost nearly double. by comparison, the same trip on united priced out at $1,700. so experts say, compare the bottom line, and read the fine print. >> all ticket prices are not created equal. >> reporter: spirit told us many variables like supply and demand plus when you buy affects fares. claiming on average, their prices are still 30% lower than other airlines. >> of course, there are some fees you can avoid. for example, it's free to check in online but here at the airport, some airlines charge as
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much as $10 per person just to print a boarding pass. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> when we come back, what do janet jackson and composer john williams have in common? >> interesting. they're both being honored for their music. that's the deal. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny "skinny" time and the nominations for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame are out and already, we're hearing some people saying that some of these acts just have to be inducted. the first time nominees include janet jackson, steve miller, chicago, and the cars. >> deep purple, nwa, nine inch nails and yes, yes, back on the ballot. there are 50 nominees. usually five are chosen. music industry insiders will vote and the result will be announced in december. >> and fans can vote too on the "rolling stone" magazine website of the induction ceremony will be held in april. >> saw that list, janet jackson definitely. chicago, unbelievable. >> how many first time nominees? that's amazing. >> oh. a little debate here. >> rhythm nation was kind of like black cat.
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don't even talk about janet. >> jack's dissing. man. >> rock 'n' roll hall of fame. >> fighting words. >> getting angry. >> john williams won't have to wait to find out if he's being honored. the movie composer received a lifetime award from the american film institute. >> he wrote the music for some of the biggest blockbuster over the last 40 years including a e "t" and the "star wars" movies. >> he's 83. >> the 83-year-old williams is putting the finishing touches on the seventh "star wars" film coming out in december. >> he's the first composer to receive the afi award, one of the highest honors in the film industry. yeah, he also has five oscars. the group nwa is getting a boost toward the hall of fame from the summer's bye pic "straight outta compton" directed by f. gary gray. he's going to direct fast and furious 8.
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>> "compton" made gray a hot director which made a surprising amount of money and earned a surprising amount of critical praise. this is the first fast and furious film since paul walker died. so the franchise may need a director with a great deal of passion and talent. >> "fast and furious" 8 is set to open in april, 2017 with two more installments after ha. there's strange looking people wandering around new york city this week. more than the usual ones in the background here. comic-con is under way here. prompting hundreds of fans to put on costumes. sure there are panel discussions with comic book artists. and movie stars and vendors selling all sorts of fantasy and science fiction trinkets. >> new york's classical music radio station even has a play list leading off with john williams all linked here but the real buzz is always the cos play. costume play. comic-con new york runs through sunday when most new yorkers will hang up hair capes for another year. >> but for real. vote for janet jackson. >> you're -- jack's going to come over here and throw down.
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>> what an eventful week it was. there was major flooding in the south this week. reaction, of course, to the oregon shooting. surprises from political candidates. and one very lucky factory worker. >> and bill cosby was back in the news. let's take a look with "friday rewind." >> the next 36 to 48 hours is going to be volatile. so what we'll tell you is don't let the sunshine fool you. >> everything that i own that i know of has been destroyed. >> it's heart wrenching but i'm so glad that we're safe. >> it was a completely normal evening. there was nothing untoward happening in the hospital at all. >> the hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility.
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no military in history has done more to avoid harming innocents. >> the united states when we make a mistake, we're honest about it. we own up to it. we apologize where necessary as the president did in this case. >> he sounded really deranged because he said that he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed. >> he laughed? >> he laughed after he shot the teacher. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey guys. everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> you get out. >> it's not a question of polls. i'm not a masochist, not somebody that needs to do this for other reasons. >> it really is great how long you've supported gay marriage. >> i could have supported sooner. >> well, you did it pretty soon. >> yeah. could have been sooner. >> fair point. >> i recognize that i've taken legal action that many of the other victims of bill cosby will never be able to take.
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for that reason, i offered this message to those brave women. your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> i quit automatically. i was done. >> there is no limit for their dreams, what they can do in this world. what they can achieve in this world, there's no limit. >> she's great and so is that lottery lady. >> she's very lucky. she worked the overnight shift and she was done. an eventful week ahead no doubt. of course, ben carson is going to open his mouth today at the press club in d.c. we're all going to be tuned in. >> we are. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc news. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. decades.
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making news in america this morning, political stunner. the lawmaker expected to replace john boehner suddenly pulling his name from the short list to be speaker of the house. now the scramble to find a new replacement even looking outside of congress. we're live in washington. hero recovering. spencer stone made famous after saving lives during the train attack in europe waking up in a hospital this morning after getting stabbed. the new surveillance video and what witnesses are saying this morning. caught on camera. a group of tourists plunging into the river below after a suspension bridge gives way. and a donald trump superfan taking the stage. >> mr. trump, we love you. we love you. >> the front-runner's number one supporter going viral.

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