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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 away with nude
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photos. they appear to be turning a new leaf but why now? good tuesday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm ryan smith. we begin with a fight night in las vegas. the democrats who want to be president squaring off for the first time. >> tonight's primetime debate can a critical step for all five candidates and a big opportunity for the three relatively unknowns to emerge from the shadow of hillary clinton and bernie sanders. kenneth moton has a preview. >> reporter: we are, good morning, reena and ryan. tonight hillary clinton's rivals are expecting to attack her from all sides while she reassures voters she's their candidate. round one for the democrats tonight and hillary clinton will be front and center. hours before the primetime debate the front-runner made a surprise appearance at a union
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rally outside the towering las vegas hotel of, yes, donald trump. >> some people think mr. trump is entertaining but i don't think it's entertaining when somebody insults immigrants, insults women, that is just unacceptable. >> reporter: but trump won't be on tonight's stage, neither will joe biden even though his podium is nearby and ready. national polls show clinton with a commanding lead, but new polls in two primary states provide a sobering look for her rivals. clinton has a 25-point lead in south carolina, 16 points in nevada where tonight's debate could be make or break for the candidates on the bottom. >> i don't ask if an idea is from the left or from the right or whether it's democratic or republican, i ask whether it works. and if it works we do it. >> reporter: martin o'malley and jim webb took a break to speak via satellite at this new hampshire forum. they'll be working to get noticed tonight launching a steady stream of attacks against the embattled former secretary
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of state. but don't expect that political approach from bernie sanders. >> let's treat each other civ civilly. >> reporter: the spouts of the candidates are usually in the audience on debate night. former president bill clinton is in las vegas but there's word this morning he won't be at the debate. reena and ryan. >> maybe a little less pressure. thanks so much. unlike the first two gop debates the democratic face-off not expected to be a big ratings bonanza. >> they're promising to stick to the issues and may not translate into great tv. donald trump says viewers will tune in for a few minutes then lose interest. >> i don't think it's going to be very well rated. trump isn't in the debate. i'm only kidding. i think it's not going to be highly rated. i think it's going to be you watch it for 10 or 15 minute, people get bored and turn it off. >> by contrast republicans ripped into one another attracting more than 20 million viewers for each debate. >> breaking developments overnight in a critical issue
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for the next president. the controversial nuclear deal with iran. iran's parliament has voted in favor of the deal made with the u.s. and allows them to withdraw from the agreement if world powers do not lift economic sanctions. last week the obama administration secured enough votes to ensure that the deal is approved by congress. also breaking overnight, another explosion in china just two months after a massive blast tore through the city of tianjin. it was caught on camera and the warehouse stored three tons of alcohol products. so far no casualties reported. the august explosion at a chemical storage facility left 173 people dead and missing. we will get official word today on the cause of an airliner crash in the ukraine last year. a dutch safety board publishes its report on flight 17 today. a preliminary report already said the amsterdam to koauala
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lumpur flight was hit by high energy objects, russian made surface-to-air missiles. alaska airline had an emergency landing in buffalo. it wasn't a problem with the part of the plane but with a credit card reader in the galley. the crew dumped it into a trash can and used a fire extinguisher on it but the pilot took no chances. >> fire is out at this time. we're still going to plan a stop on the runway. >> alaska air says the problem was the lithium ion battery in the card reader and is replacing all its new credit card readers with an older version that doesn't use that type of battery. the faa has been warning about those batteries aboard planes. a tragedy in kansas city. two firefighters died battling a blaze at an apartmentburg determined to be unsafe and all firefighters were getting out when it collapsed on them. two others were hurt and the
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kansas city fire chief called it, quote, the worst day. and there were flags and hugs and tears as classed resumed in roseburg, oregon. the first time since the deadly shooting there. lines of people waving flags and signs greeted the students and faculty. state troopers and sheriff's deputies were also seen on the grounds. nine people were killed and nine others wounded. nearly two weeks ago at the rampage. south carolina is gradually recovering following deadly floods. a section of i-95 swamped by the floodwaters re-opened to traffic for the first time in eight days. but the northbound lanes remain closed and many students in some of the hardest hit areas returned to school. the governor is promising to rebuild but she refused to speculate how much it would cost. and turning sports now. the only time dodgers' chase utley mattered was during pregame introductions. >> number 26, infielder chase utley.
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>> yeah, you heard it right there from the new york faithful. they're booing utley but giving ruben tejada a hero's welcome. he received a two-game suspension eligible to play because it is under appeal. fans wanted to see him beaned but he never got into the game. new york got its revenge by embarrassing los angeles 13-7 and that blow-out prompted this tweet from new york mayor bill de blasio to his los angeles counterpart eric garcetti. this is what happens when the dodgers don't play dirty. ooh. the 13 runs are a franchise record. new york now leads the series 2-1. >> heating up. >> fighting words right there. >> you're right. coming up the american dentist wanted for killing cecil the lion now off the hook. >> the police nabbing adown driver while she live streamed herself driving under the
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influence. later a change of heart for "playboy." the magazine says they're no longer showing nude women. then what will they show?
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the texas man who crashed this small plane did not have a pilot's license. he also didn't have permission. police say he stole the plane to impress a date and then it ran out of fuel and crashed near the texas/louisiana border. neither of them were hurt. he's facing charges. the owner, though, is facing a loss. the plane was not insured. the american dentist who admitted to killing cecil the lion is no longer a wanted man in africa. a zimbabwe cabinet minister said the had under that resulted in
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the lion's death was legal. james walter palmer may return to the country as a tourist but not for hunting. he was ostracized after the lion's death and briefly went into hiding. budweiser can say this deal is for you. the parent company of miller beer is accepting a merger offer from the company that brews b budweiser and would unite the two into the world's largest brewer. together they make almost a third of the world's beer. the deal worth more than $100 billion. i didn't know they still use that tag line, this deal's for you. not just grown-ups who can't put down their cell phone. a growing number of teens are compulsive texters and exhibit the same signs as gamblers, lying to cover up how much time
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they spend texting. doctors uncover more benefits of red wine. one glass a night is good for those with type two diabetes. they monitored by about 10% those patients were compared to those who drank white wine or water. the researchers also discovered the red wine drinkers tended to have a better night's sleep. maybe that's what we're missing on the overnight show. >> a little wine. an epic finish on monday night football, the final touchdown at the last second but should it have been called back? randy quaid in court again. his bizarre antics and why he was arrested. type 2 diabetes ad your a1c is not at goal with certain diabetes pills or daily insulin, your doctor may be talking about adding medication to help lower your a1c. ask your doctor if adding once-a-week tanzeum is right for you. once-a-week tanzeum is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes,
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you are looking at a close call for one state trooper on a utah highway. a 55-year-old female driver distracted on a cell phone looked up to see that just in time, that trooper on the side of the road swerved. she then careened off the road rolling her car several times. she was flown to the hospital with serious but n nonlife-threatening injuries. distracted drivers will be more of a problem on the roads today than the weather. scattered showers will make the roads wet in inland parts of the northeast and along the gulf coast. well, florida woman is under arrest accused of driving drunk and streaming it live. >> police say a 23-year-old whitney bial used periscope to
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broadcast herself intoxicated behind the wheel. officers managed to track her down after viewers called 911 afraid that she would kill someone or herself. >> i'm drunk and this is horrible. i don't even know where the next gas station is. >> police say when they tried to pull her over she ran into a curb and never even attempted to hit the brakes. they say she was disoriented and failed a sobriety test. a former texas a&m football player was charged with murder. 21-year-old thomas johnson confessed to the random attack saying he was upset about being evicted. it took place in a park as several witnesses watched in horror. >> i see a silhouette of a man and he's, you know, raising a machete up over his head down over his head down probably saw six or seven blows like that.
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>> johnson made headlines in 2012 when he mysteriously vanished and turned up safe three days later. he was struggling with inner demons and could often be seen pacing back and forth. randy quaid and his wife are in jail this morning being held on $500,000 bail each charged with being fugitives from justice in california. the couple was arrested over the weekend while trying to enter the united states from canada. they face charges in california for trespassing, vandalism and failure to appear in court. tracy morgan is back. the comedian performed stand-up last night here in new york city for the first time since a highway crash that nearly killed him. he wasn't listed on the bill at the comedy cellar but announced his return to the stage in a tweet to his 3 million followers. his buddy judah freed launder was scheduled for the comedy cellar but even he was surprised. back-to-back bombshells for college football fans.
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both school's initials usc. first at the university of south carolina. steve spurrier has announced he's retiring effective immediately. the longtime coach won a national championship at florida and won the heisman trophy in 1966. he's leaving a team that struggled this season. the interim coach will be named today. at the other usc, university of southern california, they've fired head coach steve sarkeesian just halfway through his second season. sark put on leave on sunday after showing up to practice while reportedly under the influence of alcohol. the offensive coordinator will lead the team in its rivalry game this saturday against notre dame. the bicoastal battle between new york and l.a. >> it's heating up and the gridiron battle came down to the wire last night. for more let's kick it over to the guys at espn. >> john buccigross, john anderson. baseball playoffs fun in full
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effect. >> the dodgers and mets couldn't wait to see that one. cespedes had three hits. that was a violent swing on alex wood. after they got the first three, mets scored ten in a row and won 13-7. looks like the astros might be moving on to face that blue jays/ranger winner but, nope, tough hop there. eats him up and orioles tie it. gordon out but scores the go-ahead run and they would hang on to win the game out a couple more and they tie the series at two. game five back in kansas city. all right, cardinals and cubs tied at one. kris bryant, cold entering the game in his young postseason career buts that a home run and the cubs take a 4-2 lead. they kept hitting home runs. cardinals also hit a home run. jake arietta, unhittable for the
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last couple months but cardinals hit him and closed the gap to 5-4 but soler homers. cubs hit six home runs. on only club to do that. monday night football, steelers/chargers, down to the final second, le'veon bell scores with zeros on the clock. go-ahead touchdown. steelers cap a 12-play, 8-yard drive with that td and win it 24-20 and improve to 3-2. did i mention the mets won? >> the mets did win over the dodgers. >> why wasn't that a touchdown? >> his knee might have been down right before he reached the end zone but they called it a touchdown and steelers win. up next in "the pulse," dramatic change in "playboy." now including clothes. the bride leaving her own wedding to lend a helping hand. the image lighting up social media. flonase allergy relief, the only otc nasal spray approved to
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♪ well, topping "the pulse" a huge shift for "playboy" deciding to no longer show photos of nude women. >> with the internet nudity was passe but it will still have photos of women in provocative poses. "playboy" had a huge influence on sex in america but its circulation has fallen from the peak of 5.6 million to about 800,000 now. >> so what's the focus now? >> good articles. high-browed legal advice maybe. >> no more provocative poses, kendra wilkinson. one bride's wedding day photo, let's move to this, okay, getting lots of attention this morning. the bride's family was in a car accident in tennessee.
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>> sara ray was heading to her wedding reception when she heard about the wreck, she rushed to the scene because she is also a paramedic. her mother snapped this photo of her in her wedding dress at the scene. >> i know the face i'm giving my mom is the really, mom, right now you're taking a picture? >> well, sara's mom says she love s it because it shows her true character. she's spending the week teaching classes and her new husband a paramedic. once in a lifetime moment for a bride and groom in southern california lucky enough to get a wedding crasher like no other. >> the couple was about to get married in a san diego golf course just as president obama was hitting the links at first secret service forced them to keep their distance but when the president greeted the crowd they made a run for it. >> he posed for a few pictures with the elated couple and wished them good luck and they said it was awesome. >> great photo. >> i love that. >> going to be a keeper. >> more news next.
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. it's tuesday, october 13th. we've got several developing stories this morning. two violent home invasions just hours apart. in both cases the victims were shot. right now police are doing all they can to find those suspects. and new overnight, police in delaware release pictures of people wanted for trying to break into a church. and a passenger in tears and a flight crew booed. a confrontation caught on board an american airlines flight. we've got those stories, your accuweather forecast, traffic and much more all up next on "action news." midwest and warmer than usual in the southwest. most people age 100 or more await visitors from volunteers but 103-year-old in california is a volunteer herself. >> kabc's le teeticia suarez sa
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that's why she is called wonder woman. >> reporter: she's celebrating her 103rd birthday. an outfit from her friends who say she is a real-life wonder woman. it may be her birthday but she's not one to sit by and mark the occasion. no, she's up serving coffee, tea and water as a volunteer at the montclair senior center, something she's been doing for 25 years. >> because i'm serving drinks. >> reporter: time and age has not slowed this centenarian down. she drives to and from the center five days a week rain or shine and a bit of a hero to others. >> she's my role model. >> mary is a pretty popular woman. ♪ happy birthday to you >> thank you. >> reporter: mary tells us that the secret to her longevity has to do with her daily routine. it's pretty obvious if you stop
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flus the state championship and taught children into her 60s and helped rescue tea turtles well into her 90s. >> don't let anybody tell you that with age you have to lose anything. >> reporter: while everyone here is pretty amazed by her unstoppable energy at 103 years old, only mary remains unfazed by her years. >> i don't know, just another day went by. >> reporter: we wanted to talk more but she had work to do. in montclair, leticia juarez, abc 7, eyewitness news. >> age ain't nothing but a number. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great tuesday.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> we are following a developing story on this tuesday, october 13th. >> a trio of robbers may have left behind key evidence after a violent home invasion overnight. >> two firefighters in missouri rescued people from a burning building and then die when the structure collapses. >> a uniformed officer says he was kicked out of an olive garden restaurant for carrying a gun. now the restaurant chain is responding. >> good morning. good to see all of you. it is 4:30 on this tuesday. let's turn to dave murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. >> we are off to another somewhat cool start. not quite as cool a


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