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cold snap in poland with unseasonably early snow that's blamed for the deaths of at least two people. a 7-year-old girl was killed in a car accident and a second found dead sleeping on a park bench. it caused traffic disruptions around the country. some regions got up to 8 inches of snow. >> it's too early for snow. there is also a growing phone scam that preys on people's fears about missing jury duty. >> another scam. the callers threaten to arrest if you don't pay a fine. abc's clayton sandell explains. >> normally we do not make these calls. >> it's called the jury duty scam. >> please proceed to the address and place the defendant in custody. >> telling victims they failed to appear for duty and now there's a warrant out for their arrest. >> how do i fix this? i just want to know how to fix it because i've never been in trouble before. >> undercover police officers in virginia caught thieves allegedly masquerading as
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officers just last year, the scammers tell victims to pay up or go to jail. the only way to avoid serving time the scammers claim is to pay a fine. >> it's a growing problem and anyone who loses money to these scammers is one too many. >> victims instructed to get a paypal account, put money on an over the counter prepaid card or ask to give up their debit card and pin numbers. >> they can be convincing and play on ourself doubt. know all of us think maybe we missed something and going to try to get money out of you. >> police around the country received hundreds of calls from victims. so many of falling prey to the scam, the ftc is issuing an urgent warning. 25-year-old grad student ali was duped by a scammer we pretending to be a deputy from her loyal sheriff's office. it wasn't till she realized her debit card had been charged $806 she knew it was a scam.
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>> $806 is a lot for college students. the first time i've had that much money. >> officials say don't take the bait and scammers won't take you for your money. >> the court system and the sheriff's department will never ever call or e-mail you and ask you for money, period. >> clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> it sounds like such a no-brainer. they say never give out your private or personal mfgs on phone never. they said right there, they're not going to be calling you for that. >> those are the keys right there. coming up, the real housewife behind bars. >> how teresa jdey shea and her family are living life one day at a time as she serves out her prison sentence for fraud. you're watching "world news
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you know, this new scent sent a seismic shock around the entertainment world last year when real housewife teresa giudice was sent to prison for fraud. >> her sentence winds down. we're getting a first glimpse what it's like for her behind bars. here's linsey davis. >> i've been thinking of you every second. i wish i was there for you. >> an emotional moment for the new jersey housewife teresa
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giudice in federal prison breaking down on the phone with her oldest dot daughter gia as she gets ready for her eighth grade dance. >> i love you. is your makeup on? >> yeah. >> i want you to know i'm there. >> prison has not stopped the reality star from taping a three-part special called "the "real housewives of new jersey," teresa checks in." this first episode aired on bravo. >> i wish she was here. i cried 30 times already. i cry like a baby. >> the mama faces a harsh new reality. one behind bars a far cry from her lavish lifestyle. >> my house is pretty much all marble, granite, onyx. >> teresa and her husband joe say their daughters have always been their main concern. >> i love you, mama. >> i love you so much. >> teresa revealing their struggles in an interview with our own amy row back last year.
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>> what have you specifically told your kids about what mommy and daddy are going through. >> my three little ones don't know what's going on. >> over the past year, their battles playing out for all to see. joe will serve his 3 1/2 years sentence after teresa is released in december. till then, he's giving the role of mr. mom everything he's got. >> what do you guys want for breakfast? you guys want sausage? they're still frozen. >> linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> she and her husband pleaded guilty to 41 counts of fraud and made a deal with prosecutors. part of the deal is she serves first. he serves seconds. that happens sometimes with couples so somebody can raise the family. otherwise what happens to the kids. >> your heart goes out to the girls. it's not an easy situation. >> it's sad. coming up, bridging the gap between the world of sound and the sounds of silence. >> the restaurant in california that's giving deaf patrons an entirely new dining experience.
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♪ we often take for grand our five senses as we go through our daily lives. something as routine as ordering a pizza can be a daunting challenge when you're deaf. >> but one restaurant in southern california is changing that. kabc's greg lee has story. >> reporter: janine and her boyfriend jason going out to eat can get frustrating. > if it's a mistake i have to
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explain it all over again. >> reporter: they are both deaf. they spoke to us using a video remote interpreter. now a permanent feature at pizza barn in newport beach allowing people who have hearing loss to communicate with restaurant staff using sign language. >> you know it's more friendly. you know? i'm impressed. i'm still curious why you wanted to set it up here. >> reporter: if a guest needs help, they push this green button and they're connected to a live interpreter on screen. >> i want to order more diet coke. >> reporter: the interpreter translates their sign language out loud for the waiter and vice versa. >> it translay instantly. it's like you have a normal conversation and it makes people happy. >> reporter: pizza bar pays for the translating service run by language people. this is the first restaurant in the u.s. to install a permanent kiosk using its service. >> it allows the deaf community
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to come in and act and be treated just like everybody else. >> reporter: language people says video remote interpreting has been used by some hospitals and businesses for quite some time. jason and janine hope more restaurants follow the lead and make going out a little bit easier for the daev community. >> if you have key okays at other restaurants more people would go out of their home and see other places. >> reporter: in newport beach. >> what an important point to make and we should have this available at more and more stores and restaurants. >> kudos to them for taking the lead because it makes it easier for everyone. that's the key. makes it easier for that community. that's the news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook, wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now," showdown in las vegas. >> the first democratic presidential debate of the campaign just hours away. will hillary clinton emerge as the clear front-runner? or will her challengers steal the show? and what about joe bide? air scares. two more airline emergencies including a smoke-filled cabin. how could a common device used by the crew cause a fire? >> and major league tension. chase utley of the dodgers booed last night by new york mets fans. the baseball drama over a controversial play. and special sisterhood. two women orphaned decades ago discover the truth at work. how a simple test and perhaps fate brought them together. it's tuesday, october 13th. from abc news, this is
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"world news now." >> good morning on this tuesday. i'm ryan smith. >> so many stories and welcome back. >> i know. great to be here. great to be back. you know, big story with those orphan sisters. >> my gosh. how could you not know your sister was working in the same hospital. >> it's like fate brought them together. >> we're going to kick off the big night tonight. big, big night for democrats. who wants to be president? just hours away from squaring off for the first time those democrats. >> that's right. hillary clinton arrived on the eve of the democratic debate and promptly took a job at donald trump. she showed up unannounced at a labor rally outside his hotel to support his workers trying to unionize. but tonight clinton will be up against bernie sanders and the three lesser known candidates hoping for a breakout moment. and it's your voice, your vote. karen traverse. >> las vegas has been the side of legendary prize fights. it's rounds one for the democratic presidential contenders. front and center for the first debate, front-runner hillary
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clinton. to her right vermont senator bernie sander who keeps inching up in the polls. it's a high stakes showdown and an opportunity for her rivals to go after her head to head on the issues hurting her in the polls. president obama weighed in on the on going controversy over her personal e-mail server on 60 minutes." >> she made a mistake. she's acknowledged it. >> reporter: looming large over the democratic field is vice president joe biden. debate organizers still hoping joe biden surprises everyone and shows up. they even have a podium ready for him just in case. sources tell abc news the vp will announce his plans this week. biden spent the weekend in delaware with family but gave no hints of his plans to reporters. >> get out of my way, will you? >> reporter: the president had big praise for his number two. >> i think joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history.
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he has done great work. >> reporter: the first two republican debates had record television ratings. the democrats are getting a much later start. that first republican debate was two months ago. but with only five candidates on stage, ryan and reena, there could be much more opportunity to break through. >> karen, thank you. in addition to hillary clinton on stage atlanta, there will be bernie sanders, marilyn's former governor martin o'malley, former senator jim web and rhode island's former governor lincoln chafee. >> the democratic face-off is not expected to be a ratings bonanza. donald trump is predicting people will tune in for a couple minutes and probably fall asleep. clinton and sanders plan to avoid personal attacks and the focus is on the issues. by contrast the republicans ripped into one another. attracting more than 20 million viewers for each debate. incredible. be sure to tune in tomorrow morning for post debate
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analysis. our deputy political director joins us on "world news now" with all the highlights. there have been two more emergencies aboard airliners and the latest a dealt at that time jet on its way to atlanta aborted takeoff in jamaica. sensors reported a fire in the cargo hold and peak and crew evacuated. no fire was found. there was a fire on board an alaska air flight from newark to seattle forcing an emergency landing in buffalo. the fire was in a credit card reader in the galley. alaska will replace those new devices which have a small lithium battery in them with an older version. both incidents followed by less than 24 hours and aborted takeoff in las vegas. and southwest airline operations appear back to normal now. a software problem delayed more than 00 flights sunday. about a fourth of southwest's flights. the airline says there's no indication of hacking but didn't provide meother details about the computer glitch.
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southwesterly was still rebo rebookireboo rebooking passengers and delivering bags yesterday. >> the texas man hob crashed this plane didn't have a pilot's license and didn't have permission. he stole the plane to impress his date and ran out of fuel and crashed near the louisiana border. neither of them were hurt. and a much more serious accident in new york city when a coca-cola truck ran off the road and hit a group of people. a woman was killed and six others injured. the victims had been waiting for a bus. eyewitnesss say the truck driver lost control when he was cut off by another vehicle. the state department is calling on iran to release an american reporter convicted of espionage espionage over the weekend. jason rezaian has been held for more than a year in iran. there's no word on his sentence. he faces up to 20 years in prison. the california native works for the "washington post." its executive editor is blasting the trial in tehran. >> this is an outrage. the whole process has been
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contemptable. >> the trial unfolded in secret with no evidence of wrongdoing. rezaian's family and lawyers are pushing for his release on bail. the american dentist who admitted killing cecil the lion is no longer way a wanted man in africa. a cabinet minister says the hunt hunt was legal. james walter palmer may return to the country as a tourist but not hunting. he was ostracized after the death and briefly went into hiding. things are getting back to normal in south carolina noing the deadly floods. a section of i-95 swamped by the historic flood awards reopened for the first time in eight days. the northbound lanes remain closed. many students returned to school. the governor is promising to rebuild but refused to speculate how much it will cost. and animal shelter volunteers are in north carolina are busy trying to find homes for 40 dogs rescued from south
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carolina's flood zone after owners could not be located. shelters here quickly became overcrowded after dozens of pets were rescues. some will be sent to agencies in the northeast for adoption. can't forget about those dogs. >> absolutely not. for the new york mets, scoring, that's the best revenge, right? the national league champs, national league east champs beat the los angeles dodgers 13-7. don't get mad at me l.a. game wasn't that close. the mets quickly ran out to a seven-run lead. new york lost a heartbreaker saturday night after chase utley slid into ruben tejada and broke his leg. new york fans were incensed. >> it was a tackle. it was illegal. it was sickening. >> i think you're taught from a young age to try to break up double plays. that's winning baseball. >> it's a big deal when the mayor is commenting on it. ously is a long time nemesis for the mets. during theent troductions before
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the game, the flushing faithful booed him more than any other player. he's appealing because of that slide. and he was eligible to play last night but did not. for more highlights, it's sports with reena. >> you are excited about this one. >> i'm so excited. >> i want a lot of confusing names. >> chicago cubs, they scored well hitting six homers against the st. louis cardinals. >> that's too easy. >> ace pitcher jake arrieta didn't have his best stuff last night. heech homer hit by different players. the 8-6 victory puts the cubs up two games to one in their national league series. there was a thrilling victory in monday night football. last second touch down give the steelers a win over the chargers in san diego. lee levan bell barely got the ball across the goal line. he had 21 carries for 111 yards.
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but this was the only one that mattered. >> you were so close. >> levan bell. that's a really tough one. >> are you sure? >> i'm sure. >> what did i say. >> lee van. i can't remember. you were so close. you get full credit. that was amazing. > what does his mama call him. >> what you did probably. >> could be. >> i don't think so. anyway, let me tell you about this. two seismic shakeups in college football all in the same day. in a coincidence, the schools share the same initials. usc. university of south carolina, steve spurrier has announced he's retiring effective immediately. a surprise for many. he won a national championship at florida and he won the heisman trophy in '6'6. he's leaving a team that struggled this season going 2-4 so far. an interim coach will be named today. at the university of southern california has fired steve
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sarkisian just halfway through his second season as head coach. sark was put on leave on sunday after showing up to practice while reportedly under the influence of alcohol. offensive coordinator will lead the team in its rivalry game this weekend against notre dame. >> so coincidental two copes at the same time. the bride wanted to keep things small. with a brief ceremony at sfe hall. the groom wanted a big lavish wedding. what did stephanie reinhard and mark do? they compromised and got hitched at the mile marker 8 of the chicago marathon. >> she got her short and sweet ceremony. he got 40,000 guests. the nuptials lasted less than four minutes. afterwards, they had 18 more miles to run. they toasted with gatorade and the reception was held at a steakhouse. >> as a guy how had to help pay for his wedding, 40,000 go guests for free is a great deal. >> do they bring gifts? >> that's probably a problem.
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yeah, i don't get the gifts. except i run the marathon. is that a gift. >> that is a gift. you'll be too wiped out to do anything. >> i'd also like a toaster. >> coming up, changing the entire vibe of "playboy" magazine. no more nudes. >> two close co-workers discover they're really sisters who separated decades ago. new details about a texas city councilman tasers outside his own home. what he has to say about the controversy. >> check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram. you're watching "world news now." i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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and this is how new orleans bid a final farewell to television cooking legend chef paul prudhomme. fellow clefs in their white uniforms acted as paul bearers for his funeral yesterday. he made his name of first executive american chef of commander's palace. he passed away last week after a brief illness. he was 735 years old. >> just a legend. that showing with aprons that's a sign of respect right there. a different sight captured on cell phone video in ventura county, california. video captured the dramatic rescue of six people near the pier in the port. an 11-year-old can girl is listed in critical condition. four others were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
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the controversy is deepening over that police confrontation caught outside of who houston, texas. >> we're now hearing for the first time from that local city councilman since he was tasers by police officers outside his own apartment building. elizabeth hur has the latest. >> put your hands up. he's going to have to tase you. you're not doing like you're supposed to. >> reporter: a taser take-down in texas raising questions. >> put your hands behind your back. put your hands lined your back. >> reporter: the incident caught on this is body cam began with city councilman jonathan miller asking officers why three of his friends were being questioned in his front yard. >> i'm not either. senator city council member. >> i know who he is. >> the vid vo showing tensions quickly escalating. > go over there before you go to jail. turn around. >> i'm not saying nothing. get your hands off me. >> reporter: before miller is tasered on his knees with his back to police. miller later spoke to houston
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station khou after he was charged and released from jail. >> it went from me asking questions to me basically being put face down on ground. i'm curious to have the conversation with the officers. >> police insisting this was a clear case of resisting arrest. >> we want to make sure we do a complete investigation to make sure that everything is looked at. >> reporter: the police chief also revealing the female officer seen in this video was at the scene during the traffic stop and controversial arrest of sandra bland over the summer. who authorities later found dead hanging in her jail cell. meanwhile, miller was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties. the officers involved are still on the job and the case now under investigation. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> what surprises me about this, there is no statewide policy forcepsable use i've tun gun in texas. each police department sort of
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figures it out on their own. i wonder if that will change now with that video because you have to have rules and requirements around these things. you can't have situations loo i can ha happening if they're not proper on state laws into i'm surprised there isn't some sort of guidelines as to when you use a stun gun. >> perhaps they're still trying to figure it out. again that's why you have laws and ruse and guidelines for officers so you can take the guesswork out of their hands and make them adhere to what they should be doing. an at the same time, the video itself just shocking. >> fascinating. coming up, an almost unbelievable confluence of events. >> that's right. a reunion of these two sisters separated by 40 years. just wait till you hear what brought them together. ahead in our next half hour, kids racking up big charges 0 their parents' cell phone bills. how are they doing it? here's a hint. there's an app for that. you're watching "world news now." >> i have twins.
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♪ that's our miracle music. it's being called a miracle reunion. two sister born in south korea orphaned and separated as children. they last saw each other in the 70s. >> fast forward to today. an amazing story brought them together. here now is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: it was the most unlikely of reunions. >> and i asked holly what her last name was in korea. and she said chin. and i said, oh, my gosh, that is my last name too. >> reporter: earlier this year, holly o'brien and megan hughes started working at the same florida hospital and found they had a lot in common. >> when i found out more about her being orphanaged, i said, we need to do a dna test. >> reporter: both women had lived in orphanages in south korea.
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and both were adopted by american families and then 40 years later -- >> i cannot believe i finally found my sister. i never gave up on her. i just cried and cried -- sorry. >> reporter: typically it's just the patients who come to doctors hospital in sarasota hoping to be healed. but in this case, it was the staff. >> you gave me that closure that i've been looking for that too for all those years. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> linsey davis, abc news, new york. and how wild is this, it ended up they were working the same job on the same shift on the same floor. >> crazy, crazy. you know, they're both adopted by american families back empty '70s and raised hundreds of miles apart. what's incredible here is they became friends like say and started discovering all these things that were similar. they got a dna test and that confirmed they were sisters. beautiful story. >> maybe my favorite story of the month. >> it is. it's great. >> more news coming up.
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>> you make a good point. playboy has been known for having great writers and interviews. miles davis to martin luther king, even steve jobs. >> so it's going to be articles and things? >> it's going to be. >> that sounds flippant of me. those articles are wonderful and informative. that's why i've always, when i've heard that people look at playboy, that's the kind of stuff they tend to look at. >> the hard hitting articles. >> yes. >> yeah. moving on, here's something about nasa. okay. take a look at this video actually. so we can get your mind off playboy for a second. this is scott kelly. he's putting food coloring into pieces of effervescent tablet. look at that. also into a floating ball of water. that's food coloring and pieces of that tablet into a floating ball of water. >> pretty cool. >> he touches it. that gives you a view of life in space. >> wow. >> and that's 4,000 k video. look at that. >> that's impressive.
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looks like a sphere. have you seen "the martian"? >> i have not yet. >> i just saw it today. it's all that kind of cool stuff. that's what life would be like if we lived on mars which i heard is coming up in a couple weeks. >> you know what else is coming up, they're starting a new bar based on will ferrell right here in new york city as though they need a new bar. apparently this is supposed to be a really good bar. keep it classy. ta classy, new york. that's the name of the bar. there's special cocktail drinks and menu based on his movies. you're my blue boy. >> you're my boy, blue. >> i screwed that one up. >> and smelly pirate hooker. >> love these lines. oh, my gosh. did i ever tell you about the time i went to the gym and he was standing right next to me on a treadmill just looking at
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this morning on "world news now," airline anxiety. two separate emergencies giving passengers a scare. one of them a fire inside a jet with an unusual cause. las vegas showdown. hillary clinton's surprise labor rally stop just before tonight's debate targeting not her democratic challengers but donald trump. >> and new this half hour, proof that you can see just about anything on the internet. >> including a young woman driving drunk. the live web stream, the scary moments and how viewers helped police. and later, drama on stage. last night on dancing with the stars from one contestant's injury to paula deen showing off a little more than usual. it's in "the skinny" on had tuesday, october 13th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> okay. >> i think i just got traumatized by paula deen.
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>> come on. it was not that bad. was it really actually -- >> there was some spanking in what i just saw there. i'm ryan smith and i'm frightened. >> i'm reena ninan. welcome ryan smith. >> thank you for having me. >> looking forward to that clip though "dancing with the stars." >> maybe not, but yeah. our top story by the way this half hour, a recent rash of mishaps involving airliners. >> a big concern for travelers as each had a different cause. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: evacuation slides out. emergency doors swung open. all 166 on that delta jet got out quickly in jamaica after the pilots got a cargo fire warning light, hit the extinguishers and ordered evacuations. there was no fire. no one was hurt. earlier fire trucks surround an alaska air jetliner and on board firefighters find out what forced that emergency landing in buffalo. >> the fire is out at this time.
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we're going to stop on the runway. >> reporter: fire in the back galley. after taking off from newark to seattle, a new credit card reader similar to this starts smoking, sparking, burning firefighters are told. the crew put that device powered by a lithium ion battery in a trash can and sprayed it with a fire extinguisher. the captain was taking no chances and made the emergency landing. it was an negligence fire that forced an air captain to abort takeoff from las vegas with the jet traveling more than 100 miles an hour, passengers report hearing a pop or a bang. the pilot slammed on the brakes. and firefighters pouring on the waters as passengers watched. >> we're going to sit here for a second. the fire truck is checking. everything is fine. >> reporter: a member of the crew offering an explanation. >> the brakes, slightly hot. by the time he came in, a little smoke came out of it. >> reporter: before passengers headed for another aircraft. three unrelated incidents but one thing in common in all of them, the crews moved very quickly and by the book to protect the passengers. david kerley, abc news, reagan washington airport. hillary clinton is preparing
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to take on her fellow democrats in tonight's debate. but yesterday she took aim at the republican front-runner, clinton attended a labor protest in the shadow of donald trump's las vegas hotel calling on him to represent all of the people of the united states. meanwhile, don't expect to see former president bill clinton in the audience tonight. he arrived in vegas with his wife but doesn't plan to attend the debate. >> hillary clinton's commanding lead in the polls earned her the prime spot on center stage tonight. all five candidates will try to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. it could be a make or break night for former governors martin o'malley, lincoln chafee and former senator jim webb. bernie sanders made it clear we won't see the kind of fireworks that were on display at the gop debates. >> i mean, i happen to respect and like hillary clinton. so i don't get into the personal attacks. but are there differences of opinion that should be discussed? of course, there are. that's what an election is about. >> even though sanders is trailing clinton in the polls
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he's still attracting enormous crowds. poll numbers for the other three candidates have been stuck in the single digits. >> the republican presidential hopefuls will be keeping an eye on the debate. after the feisty gop battle drew millions of viewers donald trump is predicting the democrats will put the country to sleep. and it's your voice, your vote. for more, here's jonathan carl. >> reporter: he was the main attraction at republican debates that have drawn record audiences, but in new hampshire, donald trump predicts the democratic showdown will be a snooze. >> well, i think it's not going to be very well rated. because trump isn't in the debate, i am only kidding. i think it's not going to be highly rated, i think it's going to be watched for 10 or 15 minutes, people are going to get bored and turn it off. >> reporter: trump's decisive lead in the republican primary battle shows no sign of waning. in the latest national poll, fellow outsider ben carson is the only one close. all the others are in single digits. but on "60 minutes," president
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obama dismissed trump as a passing phenomenon. >> he's, you know, the classic reality tv character, and at this early stages, it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention. >> reporter: you think he's running out of steam? i mean, you think he's going to disappear? >> you know, i'll leave it up to the pundits to make that determination. i don't think he'll end up being president of the united states. >> reporter: in response, trump offered his own critique of president obama. >> i watched president obama last night on television. he bombed, very simply. >> one person virtually certain to be watching an the democratic debate is joe biden. even his closest advisors say they don't know whether or not he will ultimately pull the trigger and run for president. but they do say he is running out of time and expected that by the end of the week, we will know whether or not biden is running. jonathan carl, abc news, new york. iran's guilty verdict of a "washington post" reporter for spy is being widely condemned. it's unclear if jason rezaian has been sentenced but he could face up to 20 years in prison.
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rezaian, an american citizen of iranian descent has been held in custody for nearly 450 days. he was the paper's tehran bureau chief. rezaian's brother says the u.s. and iran could do more to secure his freedom. the u.s. navy marked a solemn anniversary on monday. the terror attack of the "uss cole" in the port of yemen 15 years ago. a small ceremony was held in norfolk, virginia. the ship is now a floating memorial. 17 americans were killed in the attack. the alleged master mind behind the bombing has never been tried. he's being head at guantanamo bay. >> breaking overnight, tragedy at the scene of an inferno in kansas city. two firefighters died battling this blaze at an apartment building. the building was determined to be unsafe and all were getting out when it collapsed on them. the fire chief called it "the worst day." two other firefighters were hurt. two residents were rescued and pulled to safety. there were flags and hugs
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and tears, as well as classes resumed at the community college in roseburg, oregon, for the first time since the deadly shooting there. lines of people waving flags and signs greeted students and faculty at umpqua community college on monday. nine people were killed and nine others were wounded. nearly two weeks ago during the shooting. state troopers and sheriffs deputies patrolled the grounds. if you're going to drink and drive, you probably don't want to advertise it. police say that's exactly what this 23-year-old woman did using an app on her iphone. periscope lets you streamline to the internet. she says she's drunk and police were amazed. >> i'm driving home drunk. >> and you hear her saying she's drunk. >> i just don't understand people these days. i don't get it. somehow there wasn't an accident. no one was hurt. several viewers called 911. using landmarks in the live stream, police were able to make an arrest. so the young woman went from
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being seen here to being seen here in that mugshot. >> in a way you're glad because police were able to stop her and get her off the road. >> dell best known for producing computers is making a big bet on data storage paying $67 billion for emc, the biggest tech merger ever. dell is looking to lessen its dependence on the slumping personal computer market. emc has been facing growing competition in the data storage arena as other companies move into cloud storage. linked in is offering a new perk to employees. the latest employer to offer so-called discretionary time off. on november 1st, u.s. employees will be able to take as much time off as they want every year, but the new policy comes with caveats like you did know there was a catch. workers can't create an alternative work schedule or take six months off. general electric, netflix, virgin group also offer unlimited vacations. i wonder if this works.
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>> you can't take six months off, okay. >> so the lawyer in me says can i take five months and 29 days. >> what do you think? does it work? do you feel incentivized? does the company still get what they want? >> i guess. they're all still thriving, right? >> good point. >> maybe that's the way to go. who knows? >> next, a woman who's got quite a bit of time on her hands and under her belt probably. >> nicknamed wonder woman and you're about to see why. her name is mary cotter. she's just turned 103. that's right. 103 years young. there she is. she celebrated her birthday by doing what she loves best, serving coffee and tea as a volunteer at the senior center in southern california. she is up and at 'em. >> she lives alone, drives herself to and from the center five days a week rain or shine. she says the trick maintaining a daily schedule. i believe that. >> i want to be like her. >> don't take that six-month
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vacation. >> i love it. you're funny. >> coming up in "the skinny," tracy morgan just did something he hasn't done in quite some time. >> also ahead, convincing total strangers to reveal their most intimate thoughts. we'll go looking for the humans of new york. it's been one author's labor of love. >> a consumer alert for parents of kids who love to play games using an ipad app. why something so harmless can end up costing you money after a look at today's forecast map. we've got a new forecast map. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather. brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see
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distracted on a cell phone looked up just in time to see the trooper on the left side of the road. interviewed and careened off the road, rolling her vehicle off the road. she was life flighted to the hospital with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. >> it's not just grown-ups who can't seem to put the cellphone down. new research suggest agrowing number of teens are compulsive texters. the study of more than 400 students found many overtexting teens exhibit the same signs as compulsive gamblers including losing sleep over testing and lying to cover up how much time they spend on texting. girls text compulsively far higher than boys. boys in the study who were compulsive texters were not at risk of doing poorly in school. >> even the youngest of children are getting into trouble with their electronic devices. this time it's hitting their parents in the wallets. >> kids are racking cup huge
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cell phone bills while playing games. abc's juju chang explains. >> mama. >> it drives parents everywhere nuts including it turns out kanye west. ♪ >> kanye has a 2-year-old daughter north with kim kardashian west taking to twitter ranting about companies that put in-app purchases on games designed for kids writing, "we give the ipad to our child and every five minutes there's a new purchase. if a game is made for a 2-year-old, just allow them to have fun and give the parents a break." >> kids even toddlers using digital devices like ipads wraging racking up big bills with in-and purchases without their parents' consent. >> we had a conversation with our children about being responsible users of technology. we made sure that they knew the rules of using the technology and the consequences of breaking those rules. >> a 2012 survey by the federal trade commission took a look at
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400 apps made for children reviewing 200 from google play and 200 from the apple store. the ftc finding 17% of them had the ability to make purchases for goods within the app ranging in price from 99 sent to $29.99. apple and google both settling complaints with the ftc refunding millions to consumers for the in-app purchases. apple coughing up $32.5 million, google $19 million. so what can you do to insure your kids aren't breaking the bank with their beloved apps? >> you can set a password so your kids don't make purchases you don't want them making. secondly, if they happen to make those purchases, you can go ahead and request a refund. >> juju chang, abc news, new york. >> it is such a headache for a lot of parents. >> you said you set a password. >> i did. my kids are toddlers. >> there you go. >> i know the password which is my issue when i tried to do the other apps. >> you're frustrated when you're on your ipad. it doesn't relax you? >> no, i look like i just came from wayne's world.
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party on, what was it? >> reena on her ipad. >> i love that one. when we come back, who generated the most buzz last night on "dancing with the stars." >> guess who's finally, finally expecting. "the skinny" is coming up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ skinny so skinny >> time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning a revelation on last night's "dancing with the stars." >> revelation is an understatement. first off, no one last night was eliminated. but this was switchup week which had former pro boxer or pro maks judging the panel and switching contestants with a different pro. last night we heard the painful deaths behind alek skarlatos' nose injury. >> we were doing the rhumba and my elbow caught his nose and we both heard this off sound. i broke his nose. i feel awful. i'm so sorry. >> poor alek skarlatos. >> he survives a train attack but gets a broken nose on "dancing with the stars." no worse for the wear for his performance last night with emma slater. unfortunately they scored only one 8 and three 7s.
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>> meantime heating up the dance floor last night, paula deen. oh, just look at what she did. ♪ ♪ and just shake, got to have it now ♪ >> that was interesting. >> back street boy nick carter and whitney carson conquering the paso doble making complete with innuendo like lightning effects. >> xanadu. >> xanadu. i was like innuendo. that's like a freudian slip there. >> you saved me on skarlatos. >> they were trying to impress judge maks saying not my cup of tea. >> next up, some glad tidings from the legend\teigen household. >> the crooner and model have famously been trying to have a baby. chrissy teigen made the happy announcement. john and i are so happy to announce that we are pregnant. >> even he's pregnant too.
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>> as she prepares for motherhood, teigen already has a few ruse she plans to follow. they reportedly include no hot nannies, drivers or maids. good point, krissy. >> next to some happy news from tracy morgan. >> for the first time since the car crash on the new jersey turnpike last year he's back on stage doing what he loves best. he tweeted out this photo of himself on stage at new york city's comedy cellular last night. >> he will host this week's edition of "saturday night live." >> i love that. and finally, it's been a long time coming for our friend kelly ripa. and now it's official. take a look. >> the "live with kelly and michael" host has been honored with her own star on the hollywood walk of fame coinciding with her 15th year as host of live. earlier this year she won a daytime emmy. >> on hand to introduce ripa was fellow abc host jimmy kimmel and her husband mark consuelos. our warm congratulations to kelly.
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>> well, deserved. >> she always looks so fantastic, no matter where she goes all the time. coming up, the man who really knows how to get a secret out you have anyone. >> shh. well, things in the bedroom have always been pretty good.
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for better results, use finish jet-dry. ♪ >> it's one of a reporter's most valuable skills, getting interview subjects to share their most intimate secrets. >> so true. every one of us knows about barbara walters and oprah winfreys of the world. but have you heard of brandon stanton? we're up "up all nightline" with robin roberts. >> new york city, the home of millions of people. you've probably seen some of these people on the popular blog humans of new york. >> i was wondering if there's any way i could take your photograph. >> of course you can. >> reporter: creator brandon stanton has used this approach to photograph over 10,000 strangers in the city. >> if you're going to exhibit the diversity of lives and stories on planet earth, i don't think there's any single location that would be easier to do that than new york. >> reporter: over the past five
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years, the blog transformed from photos only to a story telling blog. pairing quotes with pictures. this combination led to the creation of his latest book, "humans of new york stories." >> i realized that i was already going through the effort to approach a stranger and get them to let me take their photo. and it was only a small step from that to speaking with this person and learning about their lives and learning about their stories. >> reporter: i was curious to see how he's able to get people to reveal so much of themselves. using me as an example. excuse me, do you mind if i take your photograph? >> i don't mind. >> what started as a mock interview quickly became real. >> can you tell me the single moment in your life that you felt loss most acutely? >> i know this sounds odd because i'd gone through hell, loss of my health twice, my mom, my dad. when my dog died earlier this year after almost 18 years, i
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mean, that's the one constant in my life through all the losses that i've had. kj was the one who got me through and so it was hard to get out of bed. i was shocked that of all the losses, my beloved pet, but it made sense in the end because talking about unconditional love. about unconditional love. >> what an incredible story. not only robin's story but what he's doing. he's got over 15 million followers on social media. this guy is really good at asking questions and in the right way, right? >> the right tone. it's not always easy. it's really hard. he says the first question he also asks interview subjects, what is your greatest struggle right now. >> i love that. the simplest questions are often the best ones. >> good point. we'll be back. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two
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making news in america this morning, showdown in vegas. the democrats now getting their turn on the presidential debate stage. hillary clinton's potential for a huge moment but will donald trump find a way to upstage her. breaking overnight, massive explosion, another huge blast rocks the same chinese city where 173 people were killed earlier this year. the warehouse combusts lighting up the night sky. sweet revenge. new york gives l.a. plenty of payback last night. the mets fans let chase utley hear it after he breaks the leg of ruben tejada and now the mayors are even getting into this east coast/west coast baseball battle. pinup cover-up. "playboy" doing

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