tv America This Morning WPVI October 12, 2015 4:00am-4:31am EDT
making news in america this morning -- travel warning. a computer glitch forcing hand-written tickets at airports. security lines wrapping around termina terminals. and outside. what you should know before traveling today. national stage. presidential hopefuls preparing to debate. the the democratic front-runners preparing to face off. a deadline quickly approaches for joe bide on the ept ter race. plus, the mistake president obama says hillary clinton made. a group of swimmers swept out to sea by a rip current. people race to their rescue. major mistake. an implosion doesn't do as planned. wait until you see how this one ends.
well good monday morning. we begin with the chaos at airports sparked by a major computer glitch at southwest airlines. >> they were forced to revert to the old way of doing things, issues hand-written tickets to thousands of passengers. that meant long lines and short tempers. take a look at l.a.x., one of the major airports bracing for more today. hundreds of flights. >> our aunt was on an air flight. she went inside. it took her and hour and is a minutes to get through the line. >> reporter: overnight, a warning from southwest airlines. plan ahead. arrive two hours early and print your boarding passes. >> i'm still not 100% confident that i'm going to get on the flight. >> reporter: the airline left scrambling yesterday after a ges
you, doesn't it? >> reporter: hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers put on hold. >> they took my name down manually at the gate. >> reporter: this was the scene from the monorail at the las vegas airport. long lines of passengers. in l.a., tents shaded passengers from the sun as they cooled their heels in the 90-degree-plus heat. the airline tweeting, we apologize for the issues. we are working to restore service to our customers and we appreciate your patience. southwest doesn't know what caused the problem and when it will be fixed. this is the latest in a string of airline computer problems. last month, american airlines experienced a glitch that kept passengers from checking in. and united was plagued by a
similar issue twice over the summer. we turn our focus to the race for 2016. the democrats gears to go head to head in the first debay. >> hillary clinton faces off with four other candidates. all eyes are on one man on the sidelines. vice president joe biden. will he make a run for it? kenneth moton joins us from washington. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. sources say this week is the one for the vice president. meanwhile, hillary clinton has been ignoring her democratic rivals for months. thunderstorm night, that will end. the time has come. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off. they'll stand center stage in the primetime debate in las vegas. it's a chance for the vermont senator to show a much larger audience why he's exciting the democratic base.
>> join the political revolution. let's transform america. >> good to see you. >> reporter: the biggest political story of the the week may not be the debate. we could hear word from vice president joe biden. over the week end, he was home in delaware. dodging reporters. >> get out of my way, will ya? >> reporter: spending time with family. dead lynnes fast approaching. >> he wants to be president. he thinks he would be a better president and that hillary clinton. i still think the perm is weighing on him quite a bit. that will be the deciding factor, to me. >> reporter: the republicans are not resting. a new cbs/"new york times" poll shows donald trump in lead at 27%. ben cars season six points behind. >> what's the secret to my popularity? honestly? it's my looks. i'm very handsome. that's the only thing i can
think of. >> reporter: candidates like martin o'malley, jim webb, and lincoln chaffee get attention. >> donald trump. handsome and modest. thank you, kenneth. president obama is weighing in on the e-mail controversy plaguing hillary clinton. in an interview, the president says her use of a private e-mail server was a mistake. at the same time, he said he didn't thing it posed a national security problem. the intense focus on the issue was partly because of politics. >> what i think is that it is important for her to answer these questions. to the satisfaction of the american public. they can make their own judgment. >> president obama also said there is no evidence that her server was used to hide something or store information. thousands are mourning the
victims of turkey's worst terrorist attack in years. [ explosion ] that blast shattering a weekend peace rally in the capital of this key u.s. ally. nearly 100 people died in the suicide bombing. overnight, turkey detained four isis mill tanlts. it's not clear if those arrests have a link to the bombings. so far, no group has claimed responsibility for that attack. in neighboring iran. breaking news about the washington post reporter tried for espionage in that country. state tv is reporting that jason rezaian has been convicted. no details about the verdict were available. the california-born rezaian could appeal within 20 days. a police officer in memphis has been shot and killed. the second memphis officer to die in three months.
officer ference molldridge with us shot before going to work. there is a suspect in custody. he was an expect tact father. his fiance four months pregnant. two reports have concluded that a cleveland police officer's shooting of an african-american boy were justified. 12-year-old tamir rice has a belt gun. tamir's family, including his mother is outraged. a scary moment for passengers on an allegiant flight. passengers and crew were able the use the rear doors and stairs to evacuate. there were no injuries to report. allegiant air had three emergency landings in a two-week period this past summer. former president george h.w.
bush is a proud houston as row tos fan. yesterday, he threw out the first pitch. the 41st president is a regular at the games. note the orange sox. the 91-year-old bush saw his t astros win to take a 2-1 lead in the series. >> those socks are mild. >> he has fancy sox. next, slowly creeping back up. have gas prices finally hit rock bottom? and the alarming video. a town's councilman hit with a stun gun and placed in happened cuffs. dramatic rescue. clinging to a pier after a rip ku
a remarkable sight in tampa, florida. a water spout. it moves over the skyway bridge. startling drivers. and the funnel cloud lifts a u.s. postal semi truck right into the air. the driver walked away uninjured. mail scattered across the highway. the insider lottery fraud in iowa is spreading. the former iowa employee convicted of rigging a drawing is now facing charges in wisconsin and colorado. all three cases, the the prizes were claimed by a third party, not the buyers of the ticket. all had ties to the former lottery working who is now appealing his conviction. we've been benefitting from the low oil prices that the pump. now we might benefit at airports. airlines are starting to pass on to customers some of what
they've been saving on jet fuel. fares coming down 9% from august to september. almost 20% less than the same time period a year ago. don't look now. gas prices going back up. the average this morning is $2.32. a week ago, self-serve regular was three cents cheaper. no complaints. gas still about 90 cents lower than a year ago. peter pan fell to earth at the box office this weekend. in fact, "pan" was one of the biggest nops of the year. instead, "the martian" was tops with $37 million. "hotel transylvania" was in second. and "pan" came in third. >> "the martian" crossing $200 million already. when we come back, a quick-thinking hero. a tow truck driver in the right place that the right time. using his vehicle to lift a
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maintenance. it was scheduled to fly from singapore to hong kong. it didn't quite make the flight. lingering showers mean for a slick commute for minnesota to the tennessee valley. wet highways from seattle to portland. aside from the problems at southwest airlines, airport delays only in minneapolis. another confrontation versus police in prairie view, texas. an officer used a stun gun on a city councilman. >> councilman jonathan miller on his knees. he asked police officers why they were questioning his friends. one of the female officers involved responded when sandra bland was arrested. a dramatic rescue at an auto auction in massachusetts thanks to a quick-thinking tow truck driver.
a man lost control of an suv and drove through the wall of a building where the cars were being auctioned off. he slammed into a crowd. one man was pinned under an suv. sam surillo jumped into his tow truck. >> the thex thing i know, people are yelling, somebody's trapped under the car. i just put the car down that was on my truck. drove over there as fast as i could and lifted the bmw up. >> the man who was pinned and ten others were air-lifted to the hospital. cameras also rolling for another amazing rescue after an 11-year-old girl was caught up in a rip current in ventura, california. the girl's father and four others tried to save her. they were overcome by the current as well. all six people were pulled from the water. a demolition of a housing project in scotland didn't go as planned. six high-rises were expected to
be destroyed. two of them were still standing after the dust settled. hundreds of families were not allowed back into their apartments overnight. the rest of the towers will be demolished the the old fashioned way. daniel fells remains in the hospital fighting a mrsa invex. doctors hoping they won't have to amputate his foot. the so-called superbug mrsa is resistant to antibiotics. turning to baseball now. chase out sli appealing his suspension. the los angeles dodgers second baseman is being penalized for this slide in saturday night's game against the new york mets. utley collided with ruben tejada, who broke his right leg. major league baseball says the slide violated all of their
rules. we could have a ruling on the appeal by game time tonight. if not, utley gets to play until there is one. more baseball playoff action from our friends at espn. john, john. buccibros buccigross, anderson. >> a lot to get to here for you this morning. we'll go right at it. blue jays-rangers. in the american league. jays swinging to stay alive. and they do. troy tulowitzki. a three-run shot off chi chi gonzalez. it was 5-1. mark lowe against robinson chirinos. the jays get their first post season win since clinching the '93 world series. still in a 2-1 hole. live to lay another day. this game in houston. game three, astros-royals.
jayson castro, his team is losing. he singles up the middle. two astros skroer. a 2-1 lead. top of the sixth, dallas keuchel. his amazing year continues. gets alex gordon there. keep it 2-1. in the seventh, 3-1. strikes out lorenzo cane. he is 1-0 in the playoffs. astros lead the series, 2-1. up next in the pulse, political pointers. president obama's advice for kanye west. and michelle obama revealing her favorite tunes. excellent looking below the surface, researching a hunch... and making a decision you are type e*. time for a change of menu.
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>> good morning i'm tamala edwards it is monday october 12. let's get the week started. let's hope it gets better than this. no fun time for flyers, they had long lines waiting for around written tickets after computer problems plagued southwest customers across the nation. happening today a lehigh valley legislator appeared in court on dui charges. the freebies that last all week long how to get a free cup of coffee to get the day started. traffic and much more, "action news" is up in two. dry along t northeast. finally this morning, we look overseas. a huge display of military might and fighting words in north korea. >> the north korean dictator says they're ready to take on
america. bob woodruff is there for an extravagant military parade. >> reporter: we're aloud into north korea to see only what the government wants us to see. our every movement controlled. our handlers bring us undergroing. the people are taught to not trust americans. when we get too close, we're shunned. overseen at every step by the supreme leader kim jong-un's father and grandfather. patriotic music plays. we're never allowed to see suffering. no sense of nation that totally shuts off at night, as the satellite image shows. there is extreme national pride. ? we're masters of the world. >> reporter: we're taken to a park. highlighting monuments in miniature. it's for tourists. but even so. >> bob.
>> reporter: yes. >> you're not allowed here. the massive parade. the forced pageant try and power. all people pledging allegiance to kim jong-un. he tells the crowd we can deal with any war with the united states. parade over. we find this woman eager to talk about the day. seizing the moment. >> the happiest moments in my life. >> reporter: for months, there have been concerns that kim jong-un would launch another ballistic missile at the time of this parade. it's not happened so far. experts believe it could happen soon. bob woodruff, abc news news. >> fascinating look at north year na ya. enjoy your columbus day. or happy thanksgiving if you're in canada. "good morning america" coming up. >> good morning, here's what's
happening on this monday october 12. >> one of philadelphia's biggest carriers continues to deal with massive countrywide disruption. we'll have a live report from phl. democratic candidates are getting ready for their first national debate. >> a former philly is suspended after a controversial play on the diamond. >> let's go over to david murphy with the latest in accuweather and karen rogers has traffic.