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designed to cheat on air quality emissions tests. the automaker already admitted to installing software to rig the tests in 11 million cars worldwide. man appointed to head volkswagen's north american division left the company after three weeks on the job. apple defending itself in a patent damage case that would cost it hundreds of millions of dollars. a jury in wisconsin rejected their claims it did not infringe on a technology patent held by the university of wisconsin. the school claims apple used that technology in its latest processors which power iphones and ipads. testimony in the damages phase of the case continues today. well, many of us spent big money on our iphone cases as well as other high end liking this little bit. >> might need a new one. >> the strap kind of came off. >> but we're always looking for ways to protect our investment. >> that needs to be done apparently. the first thing many of us do is
get a new case to go with our new smartphone. this morning we put two cases to the test. here's joe sfwheents putting two new iphone cases through a series of test with the iphone 6 s inside. defender for $49.95 and the anchor ultra protective for $9.99. the companies making similar claims. among other safeguards protection against dropping and dust. mallory and jeremy kaplan everyone digital trends here to help us with our experiment to see if the cases hold up against even more. >> usually we go through a couple different things you might encounter in real life. >> reporter: first up, dirt. both the otter box. >> got a ton of dirt in the speaker part right here which could be really bad. >> and the anchor. >> also covered in dirt. packed in there. >> reporter: with lots of dirt in the speaks are but none ending up in the phone. we used new cases for each category of testing.
now onto the travel test. >> iphone fans every are screaming right now. >> looks definitely dusty but no scratches at all. perfectly protected. >> bring in the keys. >> my own set of keys. case hasn't been scratched. this looks like a success to me. >> reporter: finally the drop test. remember, both companies claim protection against drops. we didn't see mention of how far it could fall and still be protected. first eight feet. >> we're on a new york city roof top. i'm going just a little bit higher. it's painful to drop an iphone. eight feet. >> reporter: both phones undamaged. now we take the phones even higher. >> here's the death defying climb. let's see what happens. >> reporter: even from 15 feet, both phones fine. bottom line, both cases passed the series of tests so the only difference, the price. otter box tells us it provides
premium durable protection and you get what you pay for. the true test is time because drops and dings aren't just a one-time occurrence and anchore says it's case is dined and engineered for those who depend serious protection to for their iphone without surprising the iphone's slim and lightweight feel. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> thank you so much. that was good to know. >> those things are expensive, too. if you break it, $300 or so to fix it. >> do you think he has extra cases at his desk in i could use it. i got this on sale for $20 and i think it shows. this is more from the 1980s. >> the zack morris phone. that is amazing. >> and i like your suit, too. you're always so well dressed. >> double breviasted. it protected against the wall when the astros lost today. >> you threw it against the wall? >> i did. i was a little bummed out.
♪ oh, we've heard all of that notorious wild west figure billy the kid. did you know we only know what he looks like based on one paragraph. >> this is about to change with the discovery of another photo purchased for just $2 that could now be worth millions. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: until now, this was the only known photo of one of the wild west's most famous gunslingers. familiar from countless hollywood movies. >> i don't know your name. >> billy's my name, mister. billy the kid. >> reporter: william h. bonnie, aka billy the kid. randy guijarro was digging through a box of old photos at a fresno, california, junk shop,
when this one caught his eye. >> i was like, this guy looks like billy the kid. and it was the hat, the swagger, the stance. >> reporter: could it be the most wanted man west of the pecos, wearing a cardigan sweater and holding a croquet mallet? >> follow the facts and the clues and it was the greatest treasure hunt. >> reporter: one company says the photo is authentic. using facial recognition, they've identified other members of billy's gang. they even matched billy's hat and his pinkie ring. estimated value. $5 million. bought at a bargain. >> two bucks. >> reporter: even billy the kid would call that a steal. david wright, abc news, new york. good for him. >> i would have been prized if we would have found a billy the kid selfie. that would have ruined all of these years of credit. >> i would never have been able to be pick this out in this tiny little photograph that's billy the kid. >> they're playing croquet, too.
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obama and the first lady. ♪ whoa, oh, mercy mercy me ♪ >> people sometimes ask me what the biggest perk of being president is, number one's the plane. number two is buddy guy comes here all the time to my house with his guitar. >> but before singing in front of the world's most powerful leader some of these icons met a few of their future proteges. michelle obama hosted local middle school children at a song writing workshop where they heard from mew sigs trombone shorty, kev mo and the great smoky robinson. >> i'm sure none of these folks up here ever dreamed they would be playing a concert for the president of the united states. >> reporter: the students worked with the artists to write their music and perform their original songs. ♪ >> reporter: all meant to inspire the next generation of
musicians. >> i am blessed enough to have gotten the chance to live my dream. and all of you in here have dreams. and i just say to you pursue them. >> reporter: so maybe one day they can go from a song writing workshop to performing in front of the president. ♪ i guess you'd say >> he arlette saenz, abc news, the white house. ♪ my girl my girl. my girl. >> oh, that is just fantastic music. thank you so much, ar let. >> how cool is that. >> it is pretty wonderful. you can see it on pbs january 8th at 9:00 p.m. >> usher is on it, yeah, man. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now," disturbing allegations of deadly violence inside a church. >> police say a mother and father beat their teenage sons so brutally, one of them died. how could this happen in a house of worship? brothel tragedy. new details in overnight about lamar odom's medical emergency in nevada. the 911 calls and the developments from police and paramedics. political momentum. from hillary clinton's huge rally last night to the pressure on joe biden and what donald trump is saying now about the democrats. it's your voice, your vote. and later, something saucy from "insomniac kitchen." national pasta day is sated. we're in for a tuscan style feast. it's thursday, october 15th.
. from abc news, this is "world news now." good thursday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm phillip mena. we want to begin with a bizarre story involving parents charged with beating their teenage son to death at church into and more arrests are expected. police say spiritual counseling led to an hour's long attack on the victim and his brother who survived. martinezcy gonzales has more. >> reporter: a disturbing case inside this secretive central new york church where police say a teen was beaten to death by his own parents. bruce and deborah leonard charged with manslaughter after his say their 19-year-old son lucas was brought to a hospital with injuries so severe doctors thought he had been shot. the teen pronounced dead, the s.w.a.t. surrounding the church in hartford is, new york, officers going inside. after hours of searching finding lucas's 17-year-old brother christopher also badly beaten
but alive. police say the two were assaulted the night before during what church members described as a counseling session. >> both brothers were continually subjected to physical punishment over several hours in hopes that each would confess to prior since and ask for forgiveness. >> reporter: four other church members charged in the attack that left christopher leonard hospitalized in serious condition. police say seven children inside the church were taken into protective custody as detectives try to figure out what was behind the bizarre and deadly violence inside this house of worship. >> i'm very sad for everybody because there's many rumors. i don't know what to believe. >> reporter: the teens' parents pleaded not guilty and are being held on $100,000 bail. the victim's sister is among the four other church members charges and being held on $50,000 bail. >> marcy, thank you. new details about lamar odom. the 35-year-old remains on life
support at i las vegas hospital following a day's long stay at a brothel. odom reportedly told employees at that brothel that he had used cocaine before arriving there on saturday. during his stay, he drank alcohol and had taken an over the counter sexual performance enhancer. police have released 911 calls from the moments after he was found unconscious. >> need to hurry please because he's got blood coming out of his nose. white stuff coming out of his mouth. >> still alive, the ambulance came, police came. they immediately said this is not looking good. >> toxicology tests are being done on his blood. the results could take weeks. odom's estranged wife khloe kardashian and other members of her are with odom. >> a computer glitch being blamed for another frustrating ordeal affecting thousands of air travelers entering the country stuck in customs because of a problem with the homeland
security system that checks passengers against a terror watch list. tweets started pouring in from people at major airports including jfk, l.a.x. and dallas. it was back up and running in 90 minutes. >> federal vectors heading to eastern louisiana hoping to determine what caused a deadly plane crash there. the twin engine cessna went down in flames shortly after taking off from hammon airport killing two people. the pilot reported engine trouble and was run returning to the airport when the plane crashed. this pontoon plane flipped over in the ohio river after trying to take off. the pilot says the plane hit something and started taking on water. that's when the he and three passengers managed to swim to shore. crews will be pulling the plane from the river later today. secretary of state john kerry is expected to head to the middle east as a wave of deadly violence gloes gross worse. eight israelis and 31 palestinians have been killed so far. in the latest attack, a
70-year-old woman was stabbed outside a bus station in jerusalem. kerry is expected to meet with benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas in the jordanian capital of amman. an army captain from maryland is being given account medal of honor for his life saving actions in afghanistan. captain florent groberg will receive the nation's highest military award during ceremonies next month. while on security detail, captain groberg pushed a suicide bomber to the ground. that prevented the bomb from going off. hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail after her strong performances in tuesday night's debate. she wrapped up her visit to las vegas with a fund-raiser and rally that drew a crowd of about 2500 people. clinton told supporters she was thrilled the debate gave vote areas i chance to compare the democrats to the republicans. and she said the gop won't work together. the clinton camp is also calling on joe biden to make up his mind about a run for the
white house. the vice president watched the debate from washington. some of his own supporters say any decision should have come sooner. it's your voice, your vote. here's abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: at a meeting today, vice president biden struck a note of optimism about america. >> we're just going to roll, man. i really mean it. america's ready. >> reporter: but there's much less optimism about biden's presidential prospects. even some of biden's strongest supporters are saying privately he may have simply waited too long. for one, he missed out on the blockbuster debate, where 15 million viewers saw hillary clinton dominate, bernie sanders offer a strong alternative and joe biden's name didn't come up, not even once. even donald trump, in an interview with "good morning america," says clinton had a strong debate. >> she came out the winner. she did what she had to do, and they were extremely gentle. >> reporter: as one long-time biden friend tells abc news, he needed to be there last night.
team hillary agrees, which is why clinton campaign chairman john podesta said the time has come for a decision. >> vice president biden had lunch with president obama. no word on what was said. we'll probably have to wait for the memoirs on that, but aides to both men say they expect when biden finally makes up his mind and makes a decision, that president obama will will be among the very first to know. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. all right. now to my own personal favorite segment, sports with reena. american league baseball playoff style. there was wild stuff going on. >> start off with the rangers and blue jays. tied in the top of the seventh. with a texas runner on third, russell martin's throw back to the catcher hits the batter's box. after a long delay while they discussed, the runner was allowed to score. in the bottom of the inning, the rangers committed three errors 0 load the bases with the score now tied at 3.
josebatis tas smashed a three-run home run. there were also a couple of bench clearances. but in the end, blue jays got it. 6-3. the toronto would take on either houston or kansas city. the royals already up 4-2 in the eighth inning when kendry morales, did i get that right? hit a three-run home run. that's pretty much how it ended. they win 7-2 and will host toronto in game one of the american league championship series friday night. meantime, wrigley field, lots of buzz there. they think they found the ball that kyle shosher of the cubs hit out tuesday night right by the word i in the word bud buys wiser. i wonder who found that out? >> there was a fan. >> you like that? >> that was great. >> was that good, jack? >> that was excellent. that was excellent. but i blame the astro losing on their governor. yes, greg abbott.
he jinchsed them and tweeted congratulations to them when they had a lead in game four. they had a lead in game four and he said congrats. you can't do that. he said ranger you're next. both texas teams out of playoffs. >> i think you have something there, phillip. there might be something to that. >> come on. >> coming up "the mix," a very personal way to show off team pride from a toronto blue jays fan. >> also ahead, the rich flavors from a tuscan chef in our "insomniac kitchen." national pasta day is saturday. feast your eyes on this. >> first another reminder about the dangers on a high school football field. one boy's injury, recovery and huge bat in court. check out our behind the skeens pics on instagram abcwmn. you're watching abc "world news now." so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off.
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at least nine homes have been destroyed by a wildfire in central texas that's grown to more than three square miles. cress near smithville say the fire is only 10% contained. several neighborhoods have been evacuated a state park closed. highs will be in the 90s with gusty winds through tomorrow. a development in the volkswagen emissions scandal. the epa is now looking into whether a second computer program in the company's diesel cars was designed to cheat on air quality emissions tests. the automaker already admitted to installing software to rig those tests in 11 million cars
worldwide. the man appointed to head volkswagen's north american division has left the company after just three weeks on the job. the world's largest retailer walmart is facing a money crisis. walmart predicts earnings will drop steadily over the next year and a half causing a stock market plunge yesterday. the stock has fallen 30% this year. it's facing fierce competition from amazon and other retailers because of the stock plunge. four members of the walton family who own the company saw more than $9 billion of their net worth disappear. losing $9 million over night. >> helps if you have $122 million more. >> we've been hearing about the dangers of concussions in football particularly among young players. >> now a case in california is pitting one high school football player and his parents against their school district. they say a coach refused to let their son out of a game after he took a severe hit. here now is abc's matt gutman.
>> reporter: after taking a hit in this game a year ago friday, 17-year-old trey enloe says he tried to take himself out the game. >> he would have gone into the game even if he was hurting if he felt like he could. >> reporter: a coach put him back in. a lawsuit against the san diego school district says enloe suffered from "a headache, nausea and was noticeably rattled, confused and unable to follow simple direction." classic concussion symptoms. when he asked assistant head coach steve wachs to sit out. the coach said he didn't have time for him, according to the suit, sending enloe scampering back in, where he suffered additional hits to the head. >> you put the safety of the child before anything. the child should have been taken out of the game immediately. >> reporter: he was later diagnosed with a severe concussion. >> he's suffered some pretty serious depression. he's just not the same kid. >> reporter: the school suspended the assistant coach who denies the allegations, telling "the voice of san diego," "it was never communicated to me once that he was injured. i promise you."
even a surprisingly mild hit to the head can cause a concussion. one of the reasons the school district is changing the ways it handles head injuries. now, if a player is even suspected of having one, they can't get back on the field for at least a week. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. now, what about to girls in particular in high school sports that soccer is also a huge industry that has a lot of concussions that girls suffer from. >> it's a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately. coming up in our next half hour, it's being called a case of extreme cosleeping. > two parents and five kids in the same bed. why this texas family says it's working for them in our next half hour. next we are t minus two days away from national pasta day. just wait till you see what we've got cooking tonight in our "insomniac kitchen." >> calorie free. >> i hope so. you're watching "world news
♪ in case have you not checked your calendar, we are just two days away from one of the most important holidays of the year, national pasta day. >> who doesn't like a good heaping of carbs? all on their plate from vegans to confirmed p carnivores. trina trinh takes us into "insomniac kitchen.." >> chow, we're here in manhattan at mi garba. i'm here with a pasta expert. you specialize in all things tuscan food. what makes italian pasta so special. >> pasta in italy is a tradition. every meal start with a pasta dish. appetizer and pasta dish.
>> there's so many pastas. how do you know what goes with what? >> behind every type of pasta, there is a story. it's something related to the flavor and something related to the best suited pasta for that type of. >> what's the difference between store bought pasta and fresh made pasta? can you really tell? >> fresh pasta is something fresh with different flavor. in the case of tag ga telly you have egg inside. different stories. >> we're ready to make pasta. we're going to make tagle tell. this is your brother andrea. it's a family business here. >> extra virgin olive oil. sauteed.
this is porcini, authentic of tuscany. but you can use different mushrooms. and andre is going to add the porcini. this is white wine. >> he's adding. > to give more color. >> and then we have cream. >> the cream as the final step for the sauce. >> this is your fresh homemade taglia telly yes. >> do you just add it in right now. >> yeah. eggs, flour and a bit of water. >> that's it. that looks beautiful. >> so mix the different flavors and different ingredients. >> beautiful. or should i say bella. >> bella. >> you put on top a little bit of sauce. then you can enjoy the tagliatelli. >> graz zi. >> prega. >> mm. that's really good. >> is it good?
>> thank you so much. delicious. >> it was a pleasure. >> oh, look at that delicious pasta. >> look at that. our thanks to mi garba in new york city. >> the good news is apparently you can buy this stuff at lots of grocery stores in the premade section in supermarkets. this is a way you can try it at home. do you know the average american it's nearly 20 pounds of pasta a year but the italians eat nearly 60 pounds of it every year. >> i wonder what it says about all my eating habits. all the fancy things i eat are here at "insomniac kitchen." it is good. love pasta into and this is spinach. >> that one looks like chili reyan know but i don't think it is. >> no, it's italian. yak, come on over. try some. how come no one's running? it's pasta day.
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dare to feel more with new k-y love. and now it's time for "the mix." some people might call this blasphemous in sports. but espn partnering up with wwe to offer wrestling highlights. yeah. wrestling highlights. john cena is almost wrapping it up, the end of his tour on wwe. they're going to start showing these wwe superstars every tuesday on sportscenter what do you think. >> i don't like it. i'm old school. i guess it wouldn't be the first time they showed some enhanced athletes and their drama. so i guess i can think about it that way. i'm old school sportscenter". >> some new energy. and it's meant to expose both brands, an the espn audience gets exposed to wwe and vice
versa. >> hopefully it works. one day a week they're going to do that this. fear not. speaking of sports, there are many ways to show your support for a team. you can wear the gear. you can paint your face. there was one fan of the toronto blue jays that went a step further and he saved the blue jays logo into his chest hair. there it is. >> wow. >> look at that. it went well for them. they won. >> it's also a very good waxing. who does his waxing. it's a very good job. >> the nipple accentuating the beak of the blue jay. >> thank you for highlighting that, phillip. >> in case you missed it. i guess it's good luck. we'll have to keep it up. >> keep shaving that or waxing it. it's working. if at first you don't succeed, try try again. this is what this young toddler clearly picked up. trying to get the tennis balls
into the can. the problem every time he goes to get the other one, it falls down. over a quarter of a million views on this one. isn't he adorable? he keeps doing it. not deterred. it keeps falling out. going to keep doing it into life's going to feel alike that sometimes, kid. keep trying and back where you started. >> look at that. determination. >> oh, man, we could watch that all day. >> does he ever get it. >> i don't think so. i hope mom explained hold it upright. >> he's starting to sit down. maybe he's figuring gravity out. >> this could be amusement for a toddler when you need to entertain him. >> i love that video. all right, and finally here on the mix," no easy way to say this. it's the most pathetic elevator chime you will hear in your life. [ screeching ] >> ominous. >> that sounds like a haunted house elevator. >> would you get in after you heard that? >> i
this morning on "world news now," developments overnight in the lamar odom tragedy. the frantic calls to 911 and new details from the brothel, the police and the hospital. >> airport agony. the computer meltdown that left passengers standing in long lines overnight. the exhausting ordeal and the search for an explanation at airports nationwide. and new this half hour, the potential game changer in the american restaurant industry. >> is it time to skip the tip? why some high end restaurants are taking gratuities off the table. >> and later in "the skinny," clothing optional. miley cyrus and her racy concert idea. fans do not have to dress up for the show. it is thursday, october 15th. from abc news, this is
"world news now." >> good morning on this thursday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm phillip mena. everyone, of course, talking about the lamar odom tragedy. >> just horrific. my heart goes out to them and also khloe kardashian who was in the process of filing for divorce but clearly cares so much about him. >> everyone said he's such a good guy. the former nba star remains in a las vegas hospital this morning. >> we're learning more about his stay at a nevada brothel. odom was there on a open-ended reservation in what is described is as the establishment's best vip suite. >> we know what may have led to him being found unconscious. all the details from abc's lana zak. >> reporter: new details emerging into what may have left two-time nba champion lamar odom in a coma and on life support. >> 911, where is your emergency. >> we need an ambulance. >> tuesday afternoon, employees at a state licensed brothel in nevada discovered the former reality show star unconscious in his room. >> hurry, please, because he's
got blood coming out of his nose. white stuff coming out of his mouth. we can't get him to wake up. >> still alive. ambulance came. police came. they immediately said this is not looking good. >> reporter: wednesday, the local sheriff revealed the 911 calls and says people confirmed odom had been using drugs. >> the male had been using cocaine. they also informed dispatch he had used up to ten tabs of sexual performance enhancer supplements. >> reporter: investigators are now waiting for blood test results. odom rose to fame as a key member of the champion l.a. lakers alongside friend kobe bryant. in 2009, he married khloe kardashian. the pair had since divorced but still keep in touch as seen on this season's "keeping up with the kardashians." >> i'm on high alert for lamar because anything i think will set him to spiral. >> reporter: tmz captured this vid yoef odom's ambulance arriving at a hospital. khloe kardashian along with kim and mom kris rushed to his side
and odom's nba friends are sending out their support. >> lamar odom is one of the greatest people i've ever known. i'm obviously hoping that he can pull through this. >> lana zak, abc news, new york. just heart breaking. neighbors in upstate new york say they're shaken by the beating death of a teenage boy by his parents in a church. 19-year-old lucas leonard died and his 17-year-old brother was injured during the attack. investigators say it was part of spiritual counseling at the word of life church near syracuse. >> both brothers were continually subjected to physical punishment over the course of several hours in hopes that each would confess to prior sins and ask for forgiveness. >> six people including the parents and the victim's sister have been charged so far. more arrests are expected. >> now to the big airport delays across the country. the frustrating backups blamed on a problem with the department
of homeland security's computer system. the outage lasted about 90 minutes and the ripple effect much longer. wabc has more from jfk airport. >> reporter: welcome to the usa. now stand in line. passengers who spent hours on overseas flights found themselves trapped in a windowless maze at kennedy airport and airports across the country after a key computer system that checks passengers against terror watch lists simply failed. >> it's crazy. i never saw anything like this. >> reporter: things were worse upstairs at departures where airlines couldn't check anyone in either. passengers tweeted pictures of the miserable scene. >> the people up there were all cursing. there was people that couldn't walk. it was crazy. it was crazy. people in a wheelchair that were crying waiting there for hours. >> reporter: finally bleary eyed travelers were able to emerge from the customs hall. their families had waited and waited to pick them up. for maria who dropped off a family for a flight to italy, the whole ordeal was impossible to believe. >> they should have had a better
system. like another backup or something. >> reporter: homeland security officials say they used alternative procedures to process international travelers while the outage was going on. but one customs officer told me they really just shut the whole place down until the computers could come back online. in a statement customs and border protection says it has no indication this outage was malicious in nature. abc news, new york. crews in central texas are battling a fast-moving wildfire which has destroyed at least nine homes. the fire in bastrop county is only 10% contained and highs are expected to be in the 90s today with gusty winds. nearly 200 homes are still threatened and several neighborhoods have been evacuated. crews near denver are keeping an eye on this brush fire which is now under control. residents had been told they should be ready to evacuate but that order has now been lifted. about 33 acres were burned. donald trump is now taking aim at bernie sanders.
trump told a crowd in richmond, virginia, that can he is pushing hillary clinton further to the left of her policies and said sanders should be called a socialist/communist. a fight broke out between trump supporters and a group protesting his stance on immigration. the demonstrators were escorted out by security. hillary clinton held a rally last night attended by thousands of supporters in las vegas. she touted the democratic debate and bashed republicans for not being able to work together. it's your voice, your vote. and abc's cecilia vega is following clinton's campaign. >> reporter: as hillary clinton made a post debate victory lap, her team on the offensive. her campaign chairman saying, "at this point, joe biden needs to make up his mind." >> hillary clinton. >> reporter: other top democrats thinking the same, as clinton gets high marks for her center stage performance, revealing a campaign strategy to come. how she'll address that lingering e-mail controversy?
by trying to shift the focus. with that assist from rival vermont senator bernie sanders. >> let me say something that may not be great politics, but i think the secretary is right. and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> reporter: she's also setting the stage for her trip to capitol hill next week to testify before the house benghazi committee hoping to solidify her standing in the polls, she's trying to show a likable side even when she's talking about people who don't actually like her. >> and within minutes of sanders' e-mail remark his campaign clipped it down and sent it out in a fund-raising e-mail. they say they shattered fund-raising record raising more than $1 million in the first few hours after the debate. both sides are claiming victory. hillary clinton's campaign calls the debate the best day yet of this campaign. cecilia vega, abc news, las vegas. a pretty cool scene is
taking shape on a beach in the miami area. it is all about the sand. >> lots and lots of sand. it's an attempt to built the word's tallest sandcastle. by the time the whole thing is finished, its designers say it will be as tall as a three-story building. how do you keep that up there? >> it is being backed by turkish airlines as a way of drumming up publicity about its new route from miami to istanbul. how do you do that? >> i don't know. >> that's pretty -- that is one -- >> the designer apparently says when you're building with sand, gravity is your biggest enemy. i believe that. >> yeah. it reminds me of epic games of jenga i used to get into it. >> you're right. it does look a little like that. coming up in "the skinny," a look inside a hollywood superstar's mansion now on the market. and miley cyrus clothing optional concert idea. >> also ahead, everybody jump into bed. the cosleeping idea with mom, dad, and the kids all in a bed with room for seven.
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students at a boseman, montana, high school arrived to find this uninvited guest roaming the halls. yeah, it's a black bear. first spotted on the football field. then somehow it wan derd through an open garage door and into the school. it seemed to be sniffing around lockers perhaps looking for a snack. police helped steer the bear toward a doorway. it took off running.
>> i'm surprised the students aren't the ones that took off running. >> what would you do? i wouldn't know what to do. >> blame the bear for eating the homework, of course. must be done. >> all right. dole vegetables is voluntarily recalling some of its bagged spin into after some concerns about possible salmonella contamination. dole says no illnesses have been reported but a random sample tested positive. the recall involves more than 33,000 bags with an october 15th expiration date in 13 states from missouri to massachusetts. well, if you're eating out here in new york city, you may soon be pleasantly surprised at some of the city's most iconic restaurants when the check finally arrives. >> the man who revolutionized dining in the big apple is shaking up the industry once again by doing away with tipping. here's wabc's lauren glassberg. >> danny myer owns a small empire of restaurants from high end to burger chefs and hospitality is his strong point. it's the focus of his book "setting the table." now he's perhaps setting a new trend by doing away with tipping
at his 13 restaurants starting first at the modern at the museum of modern art. in a statement, meyer says, by eliminating tipping, our employees who want to grow financially and professionally will be able to earn opportunities based on the merit of their work." he's not the first restaurateur to 86 tipping but he could be the most well-known and that could have some impact according to lewis peckman, a lawyer and restaurant employment expert. >> where the rubber is going to hit the road is on the moderately priced restaurants. he's a leader in the industry. it's an important step. it's raising important issues. >> pechman adds the move will benefit the cooks and dishwashers who will get a fairer wage. >> for the wait staff, i don't see how it's not going to have an effect. >> which is why aubrey reeves likes the system the way it is. >> i'm rewarded for the service i do. sometimes people go above and beyond depending how they think i did. >> reporter: for this diner, tipping should go.
>> you don't work the tip. how come the restaurant owners have gotten away with this forever when you think about it and then we're dependent upon to take over what they should have been doing to start with. >> reporter: don't expect to pay less for your meal. the money you would have added on the tip line will now be factored into the total cost of the bill. likely you'll be paying more for food and beverages. meyer has 1800 employees. who he describes as the core of his business as he told me back in 2010. >> i think that the team of people that we pick in any of our restaurants beginning at union square cafe has been a secret of our success. >> reporter: time will tell if no tips is the enlightened approach when it comes to that team. lauren glass berg, for abc news, new york. what an interesting idea. >> it is. >> i like it. >> especially like the busboy in the back doing dishes. i always worry, does he get anything? you know he's not making a lot of money. you spread the wealth a little bit. >> if you don't want to work there, then don't work there.
>> or come with me and we can make french fries and hamburgers. >> you have an insufficient amount of flair. you do not have enough flair. >> i don't have a lack of fat. >> flair. flair, the buttons. >> i do love my french fries, phillip. especially waffle fries. >> it looks good. i would go above and beyond and tip even in a nontipping restaurant. >> i like that idea especially when you get good service. it's not an easy job. >> i couldn't serve someone like myself who wants the cheese on the side, the dressing on the side and extra pepper jack cheese on top of the broccoli. >> poor servers. >> when we come back, the next outrageous thing that miley cyrus is planning and this time, it involves the pants. >> and the all-star christmas special with a surprising host. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
♪ skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny" and topping our headlines this morning, miley cyrus is taking her love of exhibitionism yet another step farther. >> the pop star senior apparently planning to perform in the buff with flaming lips, the band, for an audience that's also nude. flaming lips front man wayne coin shared the news on instagram posting a suggestive
split pic of his band and cyrus. sno. >> no word when this au natural concert already take place or the logistics of getting the audience to strip down but cyrus and the flaming lips are planning a tour that kicks off november 19th in chicago. so look out chicago. >> we certainly will be hearing more about that when the time comes. next to news about another artist, dolly parton. >> the 69-year-old country music hall of famer has confirmed she went under the knife three weeks ago to have kidney stones remove. and she says there's absolutely no truth to the rumors of her having stomach cancer. >> she says she's doing just fine and back to work filming her new movie "coat of many colors can." dolly parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. she has composed over 3,000 songs and has 41 career top ten country albums with all-inclusive sales of 100 million units worldwide. over the past 40 years. what's your top dolly parton
song? >> jolene, jolene. ♪ i'm begging on you please don't leave ♪ something about jolene. >> that was pretty good though. >> was that good? >> yes. >> uh-huh. >> i think she redid it. let's go to top shelf hollywood. >> encore next half hour. >> i do love midolly parton. coming together here in hollywood at the star-studded holiday special. >> it's something you're only going to be able to see on netflix in a modern take on bing crosby's "white christmas" a very merry christmas opens with bill murray preparing to host an international live holiday broadcast till a blizzard shuts down the production. ♪ oh the weather outside is frightful ♪ >> tonight will go down as the greatest night in history. ♪ as long as you love me so, let it snow, let it snow ♪ look out old santa is back.
>> i love christmas specials. as you can see in this one, murray makes the best of a bad situation by singing and celebrating with friends, hotel employees, about anyone who drops in. "a very murray christmas" streams on december 4th. >> had me at bill murray. finally speaking of top shelf hollywood talent, guess who has just put his pacific palisades mansion on the market. >> days after we found out ben affleck and jennifer garner are selling their pad, looks like matt damon is doing the same thing. he bought it for $15 million. variety reports he's listed for a cool $20 million. >> that all? >> that's it. >> the mansion evocative of a mix of frank lloyd wright and mid century modern features five family bedrooms, two staff bedrooms and nine bathrooms abbott whole thing is squeezed on to just a half an acre lot. >> it looks pretty fancy. i would buy it. >> $20 million. >> i'm just $20 million short. >> that's it. i just remembered it's jolene, jolene, i'm begging on you please don't take my man.
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everybody just being in the same room and so we would come home and there are blankets and pillows all over my floor every single night and i'm tripping over kids, waking them up. nobody's sleeping great. >> reporter: to make the new sleep situation work, she came up with the ultimate bed hack. >> i kind of feel silly because it's so simple. i mean, i basically just took the ikea kura beds and i wanted to make sure each kid had some space of their own. so we hung little curtains and did little mood lighting. you know, just made it fun. >> reporter: elizabeth and tom say since they started co-sleeping about six months ago, the family's gone from zero to 40 winks in no time. experts say it can work as long as everyone is catching enough shut eye each night. >> i do think it's important for a family who is co-sleeping to have a reassessment every couple months to make sure it's really still working for you, to make sure everybody's sleeping well,
that you're getting your couple connect time. >> for those wondering. >> i have to ask, mom and dad time is really important. private time, quiet time. obviously, when you have five children in your bed, you lose a lot of that. >> we just say there's always plenty of other rooms. >> elizabeth and tom say they're flexible. if it stops working they'll make a change. but for now, they've got it figured out from a to zs. melissa rycroft, plano, texas. >> oh, it's so tough because you like little cuddles. i don't know if i could do it every day. no way. >> every single time? >> a lot of people get upset because it can lead to sudden infant death syndrome. this week actually in london, an 11 week old died because of this very incident of co-sleeping. so to each his own i guess, but i don't know. >> when they're teenagers it's going to get weird. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, long lines at airports and frustrated passengers, some just off long overseas flights. a major computer malfunction causing a ripple effect across the country. new details just in. back on the trail after the big debate. the candidates taking jabs at each other as the deadline nears for joe biden to make a decision. plus, a fight breaking out at a donald trump rally. we're live in washington. caught on camera. a truck loses control, hits an embankment and flies off a freeway. how road rage might be to blame. and playoff picture. the american league championship series is set after one of the most bizarre plays you'll ever see.