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good morning, america. the big digout right now. the incredible flash flooding triggering those massive mudslides. hundreds of vehicles stuck. is anyone buried alive? the frantic search efforts right now. >> this is what i cannot get across to go home. >> and the struggle to get the roads cleaned up and back open. nfl quarterback johnny manziel and his girlfriend pulled over by police. their high-speed argument that had witnesses calling for help. the police report. was alcohol involved, and the nfl's new domestic dispute problem. caught on camera. scaffolding collapse. the massive construction accident. workers trapped. the debris crashing down. how did it happen? and ray of hope. former nba and reality star
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lamar odom answering his family's prayers, opening his eyes and even speaking. just days after collapsing at a nevada brothel, the message from his family to fans this morning. and good morning, america. dan is off this saturday and it is fantastic to have tom llamas by my side once again, and this morning we are seeing images from southern california that are just incredible. we want you to take a look. from the air you can see some of the thousands of cars and trucks that are stranded on the roads, many still in that thick mud, tom. >> yeah, these images are incredible. while down on the ground the big digout is going on. right now the slow, hard work of clearing it away, removing the stuck veries and praying no one is trapped underneath. abc's aditi roy has the latest from hard-hit lake hughes north of los angeles.
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aditi. >> reporter: good morning, tom and paula. this is one of the roads that's now impassable. take a look at the tall piles of mud here on the side. in fact, we had to be escorted by authorities to this specific location and now the biggest challenge that remains for workers is digging out hundreds of stranded cars with more bad weather on the way. >> the mountain's coming down behind us. >> it was just raining then cars started floating. >> reporter: this morning thousands of cars and trucks stranded in the wake of a massive mudslide in southern california. back on the move and the race is on for officials to dig out before another round of wild weather hits. >> it's a lot of work. it's going to take several days for the cleanup weather permitting. it's a tedious process. >> reporter: rescue workers probing the dried mud up to six feet deep looking for signs of buried vehicles underneath with no way to tell if trapped drivers or casualties could be inside.
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>> you know, our concern is a motorcyclist perhaps, smaller vehicles. >> reporter: while others count their blessings having survived the brutally fast onslaught of mud and water. >> this is what i cannot get across to go home. >> reporter: barbara santiago-brown helpless to -old in her daughter trapped in her car for four hours watching water and debris pour in capturing these images. >> i've never seen this before. >> reporter: surrounded by deafening hail hitting her car and strong winds. rescuers arriving to help the mother and her child climb to freedom and safety. we're glad they're doing okay. officials say so far there have been no reports of anyone missing or injured. but another round of wild weather is expected later today. >> remarkable everyone is okay considering those extraordinary images. aditi, thank you. and there is more rain on the way in that particular area, is that right, rob? >> yeah, paula, basically the
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flow hasn't changed much over the past couple of days, still out of the southwest, a lot of humidity and when it rains it comes down fast and furiously. and that's exactly what can happen there. so we've got flash flood watches posted for nevada, utah and parts of arizona and again for southern california so we'll see where those storms line up. could see 2 to 3 inches, maybe more in spots targeting parts of southwest utah. we also had a severe dust storm kick up yesterday in response to this system and big-time cold. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. tom, back over to you. >> yeah, we're gearing up tore that cold weather over here. okay, rob, thank you. now to more off the field trouble for a young nfl star. football bad boy johnny manziel john football fresh off a stint in rehab facing a new brush with the law and raising new questions about the league and domestic violence. abc's mara schiavocampo has thestory. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. police stopped his car after reports of a heated and physical argument with his girlfriend after drinking. neither of them are facing
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charges, and now both have taken to social media to defend themselves. this morning, cleveland browns quarterback johnny manziel on the defense as police reveal the 22-year-old heisman winner and his girlfriend were questioned over an alcohol-fueled domestic argument. abc's cleveland affiliate wews obtaining this police report alleging manziel was speeding at 90 miles an hour. his girlfriend, colleen crowley, reportedly making multiple attempts to exit the moving car. witnesses calling for help. >> originally kicked the door open, came out, was dragged back in, came out almost totally and left arm was in the car and got dragged back into the car again. >> reporter: the report says crowley accused manziel of hitting her in the car and pushing her head against the window. the couple both reportedly admitting drinking earlier in the day. cops determining manziel was not impaired, released the couple on the scene
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with no charges. >> he was not intoxicated but he had been drinking. that's a concern because, you know, is this a major setback for him? >> reporter: overnight the couple insisting on social media there was no violence. manziel calling it a dumb public argument and embarrassing but not serious. crowley saying, "j and i are good" and acknowledging, "i can see how it looked." the nfl saying we are aware but declining to comment on manziel and crowley's run-in with police. it follows manziel's stay in a rehab facility earlier this year and the league's heavily criticized response to a string of domestic violence cases involving ray rice, adrian peterson and greg hardy. >> 24 has got to be a concern. it's not out of question for the nfl to try to bring him in to have a conversation about what did happen. >> reporter: now, manziel is cleared to suit up on sunday. in a statement overnight, the browns writing, "it is a matter we have taken seriously and
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expressed our concerns directly to johnny. there were also some reports that she had an abrasion on her arm and that was determined by try to keep her in the car because she was trying to exit while it was moving. >> important distinction. the 2016 election and wild card who could shake up the democratic race for president, joe biden. he is still deciding if he'll run again. critics say he missed his window, but biden's inner circle sending out a letter. and donald trump stirring up his comments on 9/11. devin dwyer has more from the white house. devin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula. the republican front-runner was asked how he would show compassion in the white house during a national crisis. donald trump saying he has a big heart, then took a swipe at the man in the white house on 9/11. donald trump arriving in massachusetts with a presidential-style motorcade. >> nobody's going to mess with these guys. that, i can tell you. >> reporter: trump on the stump and stirring up new controversy with the former republican president george w. bush. >> i like him.
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he's a nice man. >> reporter: a compliment from trump overnight after launching this bold critique of bush just hours earlier. >> when you talk about george bush, i mean, say what you want, the world trade center came down during his time. >> hold on. you can't blame george bush for that. >> he was president, okay. >> reporter: jeb bush firing back on twitter, "how pathetic for trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe." trump true to form digging in calling jeb pathetic. the feud erupting as trump teams up with another opponent, dr. ben carson, to successfully take on cnbc. the network agreeing to limit the next gop debate to two hours after the pair had threatened to boycott. >> and we won. >> reporter: for democrats this morning, the big debate is over vice president joe biden, will he or won't he get into the 2016 race? president obama is pushing patience. >> i'm not going to comment on what joe's doing or not doing. i think you can direct those
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questions to my very able vice president. >> reporter: but many biden supporters and hillary clinton's rival campaign seem to want biden to just get on with it. >> there does come a point where a decision has to be made. >> reporter: clinton added she's not trying to rush biden but clearly the pressure is higher than ever on the vice president to make a decision. he's spending the weekend with his family in delaware. his supporters sending out that e-mail asking everyone to hang on. his decision now likely immin t imminent. tom. >> we want to talk about that right now. thank you so much. for more let's bring in matt dowd in austin, texas, matt, good morning. speaking about that e-mail one of vice president biden's top aides sends out a letter to staff and supporters laying out a platform saying biden would run an optimistic campaign if he gets in. matt, you've been a top strategist behind the scenes. what does this signal? >> reporter: i think the aide wouldn't have sent it out unless he was encouraged or accepted by the vice president.
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my feeling and it was especially my feeling after the last debate was that the vice president was very close to getting in and i think he's even closer now to getting in in in this. his staff wouldn't be doing those thing, having those meetings unless he was getting ready to get in the race. >> now, on the republican side, the outsiders are not only raising more money than the establishment candidates, they're now dictating the rules for the next debate. with all your experience, is there any telling where this race goes next? >> reporter: well, i think donald trump right now is the leading candidate. he has stayed the leading candidate for the next three months. i understand his concern about a debate. the last debate was three hours long. i understand as a person that's advised candidates that you want to limit that time. i think donald trump right now continues to be the leeing candidate in this race and it doesn't seem anything he does negatively drops him down dramatically in this race. >> it's a good point. okay, matt dowd dowd, thank you very much. >> thanks, tom. >> will biden run? won't he? one thing there's no suspense over whether or not ron will do
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the news and you're here this morning. >> no doubt. good morning to you, all of you. good morning, everyone. we begin with dramatic new video of that massive scaffolding collapse in houston, "texas rising." abc's marci gonzalez has the story and remarkable images. >> reporter: overnight new video emerging showing the horrifying moments when the scaffolding collapsed in downtown houston. falling down like a stack of dominos. the mangled metal trapping six construction workers. >> i was taking a picture of the station in front of the building. we heard something. people crying, then i turned around and took all the picture and the video. >> reporter: first responders were on the scene immediately to begin pulling workers from the wreckage. >> our scope is the rescue and our concern is secondary collapse. >> reporter: the building developer for the apartment complex tweeting, "we are grateful to the first responders on the scene and pray everybody is okay." police say that the six workers have significant injuries but they are all expected to recover. the houston fire department is still investigating why the
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structure collapsed. for "good morning america," marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. and out of the escalating violence in the middle east ahead of next week's meeting planned between john kerry and benjamin netanyahu, israeli officials saying that police fatally shot two palestinians on saturday in separate incidents as they were trying to stab israelis in jerusalem. israel rejects the palestinians' call for u.n. support to help ease tensions on jerusalem's temple mount. and take a look at this picture of a small plane nose down seconds before impact. in lancaster, texas, a single engine plane crashed and bursting into flames. moments later sparking a huge blaze on the ground. investigators say the plane clipped a power line just before the crash. amazingly, both people on board that aircraft managed to parachute to safety before the plane hit the ground. very lucky. and police in phoenix, arizona, are asking for the public's help to try to track down three heavily armed men
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behind at least two brazen home invasions in phoenix. one of the suspects appears to be armed with an ak-47. the trio was captured on home surveillance video. police say the men shot two people inside one of the homes, both of them expected to survive. and now to airline history, the final us airways flight has landed in philadelphia this morning. the last us airways took off on a red-high flight from san francisco and the crew prepared to fly their passengers aboard flight number 1939, designated for the year the airline began. us airways now becomes part of american airlines. and now to a fumbling finale to an alleged holdup in florida. an armed robbery suspect is caught on camera demanding money at a liquor store on thursday before firing his weapon but then he tries to make his getaway and you see it here, the cash flying out of his hands. he then tries to get himself together scouring the ground for the cash before taking off. fortunately, in that incident no
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one -- there he is grabbing his money. i guess it's his money before taking off from our florida file of weirdness. >> ron, i appreciate how objective you are, an alleged holdup. he has the -- >> look, if he gets a good lawyer, you never know. >> until he's charged -- explain it away. >> -- he's innocent until proven guilty. thank you, ron. >> all right, paula. we're going to stick in florida for a surprise attack by an eight-foot alligator. a guy lucky to be alive after the gator jumped out of a canal and tried to pull him into the water. abc's phillip mena has the story. >> he came in the water like a torpedo. >> reporter: doug brown recalling his narrow escape from the jaws of an eight-foot florida gator. >> a big splash, i turned my head and saw a white belly and an open mouth coming straight to me. >> reporter: recovering in a central florida hospital with serious injuries, brown says he was repairing a water pump near the shore of a lake behind his mother's home with his family. he admits ignoring her warning.
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>> she said, watch out for that gator. he looks pretty mean, and i looked over my shoulder and jokingly said, do you want me to take care of that for you. that's when it attacked. mom watching in horror. >> i was thinking, oh, my god, you know, he's got my son. >> reporter: the 45-year-old suffering a four-inch gash and severed tendons. the gator's teeth slashing him as he pulled his hand from its jaws. >> i tried to get my hand out quick or i was going for a swim. i looked down and saw there was blood and a gash on the back of my hand. >> reporter: the florida wildlife and fish conservation commission says there are seven unprovoked gator bites every year requiring special medical treatment. overall, the odds of getting attacked is only about 1 in 2.5 million, a dangerous long shot, brown says he's pretty used to over years of ignoring mom's advice. >> i had been there 20 minutes, and mom didn't even know i was there. i'm familiar with alligators quite a bit and it's the last
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thing i expected was for it to do what it did. >> reporter: for "good morning america," phillip mena, abc news, new york. >> unbelievable that guy survived, eight feet. huge. >> tried to get pulled underwater, no thank you. >> like a torpedo. i like that. >> like a torpedo. we turn to baseball's exciting pennant push leading up to the fall classic showdown. the american league championship series opening last night with the royals beating the blue jays, 5-0. >> and tonight an epic battle begins between two rival cities, new york and chicago. the cubs who are almost always hibernating this time of year to take on the mets who also have a legion of long suffering fans. this morning, the chicago cubs gearing up to -- ♪ meet the mets ♪ meet the mets >> reporter: to meet the mets in new york for the first game of the national league championship series. >> we've got superstar talent from both sides. it's a championship series with the talent of tomorrow on display right now. >> reporter: a grudge match 46 years in the making.
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brewing since the mets famously derailed chicago's run for the pennant in 1969. >> the cubs have lost it for their fifth straight defeat. >> reporter: cubs fans hoping history won't repeat itself. the embattled team last winning the world series in 1908. a losing streak widely believed to be caused by the curse of the billy goat brought on in the 1935 world series after a fan was kicked out of wrigley field for bringing his pet goat. >> it's got to end sometime, right? i mean -- >> reporter: but could this wild card team have an ace in the hole? general manager theo epstein joining the cubs three years ago, epstein credited with rebuilding the red sox and ending their 86-year losing streak. >> red sox fans have longed to hear it. the boston red sox are world champions. >> we're not running from our history. our guys are too young, you know, to remember it. i said you think they're worried about 1908. they're just worried about
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getting their laundry done. >> reporter: they're favored in the las vegas sports books. new york still plans on giving the windy city a run for its money on the way to the fall classic. >> we're all ready for it. we're all excited, and what's happened in the past really isn't on our mind. >> i've got to say i worked in chicago for six years, covered the cubs, and i know we're supposed to stay nonbiased and objective but can i just say, go cubs. can i just say it? >> i was in chicago earlier this week and i got you a little souvenir. >> you did? ah, this. it fits perfectly. >> but there was an ice cream sundae in there. >> at one point. >> you worked in chicago. >> i was a white sox fans when i lived there. >> i know, but you can still support the cubbies. >> i'm staying out of that one. last time i said something about the mets, i was in trouble. >> the farm time so by extension i go for the chicago cubs. >> pass the hat. >> give me the hat. give me the hat. >> that'll be for the baby, okay. little baby. >> nothing like great postseason and it's been a great postseason
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so far and a little chill in the air not only for the royals but especially for the mets game tonight. want to show you this picture of the dust storm that happened yesterday just outside of phoenix. this is all in response to the storms happening in southern california. dust storm yesterday, we had thunderstorms that went severe across parts of arizona. 50-mile an hour winds knocking out power and crashes, as well. the other big weather story, the coldest air coming down across the great lakes. two inches of snow in marquette are michigan. a lot of where blue on the map. 35 in chicago. around the freezing mark in detroit. we don't warm up too much this afternoon, it will be breezy and tomorrow morning the cold extent across the i-95 corridor. cold air gets into the gulf coast, some of the areas are in droughts. we have fire weather out for eastern parts of texas and
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louisiana and getting into parts of alabama and mississippi. very dry down there. storms across pacific northwesterly, gusty winds and heavy rains. that's a look nationally here's what's shaking locally. good morning, everyone, i'm chris sowers with this accuweather update. double scan crystal clear, sky conditions are clear. we are expecting the clouds to increase later this afternoon. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we'll go mostly sunny this morning, clouds limited sun by afternoon that will keep the temperatures down, along with the chilly breeze. we're only talking about a high of 57 or 58 today. and then tomorrow it gets cooler with a high of 53. playoff time but a lot of conference rivalries in college football happening today. >> michigan state. >> yes. michigan. >> iowa and northwestern. >> in the big house. oh. >> iowa and northwestern. >> sc/notre dame. >> the 'canes/virginia tech.
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anybody? the 'canes, hurricanes. >> more importantly on abce we're talking penn state and ohio. deal with that. >> well, coming up on "gma," tragic love triangle. a mother accused of killing her husband and the lover they shared and getting her own daughter and boyfriend involved in this plot. the crime scene mistake that led to the arrests. plus, encouraging signs. lamar odom opens his eyes and speaks. can the basketball and reality show star recover from a reported drug overdose that left him fighting for his life? his condition this morning. and thinking of getting a drone, why you'll need uncle sam's permission to fly it. "good morning america" is brought to you by wayfair.com, a zillion things home.
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coming up, the arrest in what police are calling a bizarre love triangle killing. and the best news yet about lamar odom hospitalized after collapsing at a brothel. keep it here and find out.
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>> good morning, 8:27, i'm eva pilgrim sky6 live hd taking a live look at philadelphia international airport. the very last u.s. airways flight landed this morning just about 6:00 a.m. u.s. airways is no more. all the flights will be operating under the name american airline. let's go outside to meteorologist chris sowers with the latest from accuweather a.
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hey chris. , good morning, eva. we have chilly morning, clear conditions, sun is shining brightly. we expect the clouds to increase. 48 in allentown. millville, upper 30s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 58 degrees that's it for today. tomorrow, it's cooler with a high of 53. eva? >> thanks, chris, that's it for "action news," we'll send you back to "good morning america."
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♪ this is halloween. this is halloween ♪ ♪ pumpkins scream in the dead of night ♪ sara, this is getting you in the halloween spirit, isn't it? >> oh, halloween. >> for the rest of you bah humbugs, hopefully these images will help. they're amazing. they're from the great jack-o'-lantern blaze in new york's on the hudson. this spectacular display features 10,000 pumpkins and they got started on carving these pumpkins. >> oh, those are pumpkins? >> those are pumpkins in and they started carving them back in june. i want to know how they preserved them. >> bleach. that's one of the tricks. >> bleach? really? >> rob marciano. >> i just learned that. >> martha stewart. >> random but not too useful facts. >> the guys loves entertaining and arts and crafts. >> come on over to the house, top. plus, coming up the encouraging signs from lamar odom found unresponsive just days ago at a brothel in nevada.
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what will it mean for his recovery? but first the wife charged in a bizarre and twisted double murder plot in a story that is shocking a small community in maryland. >> police say she orchestrated the killing of her husband and another woman they were both involved with. abc's mary bruce is in maryland with this story for us and good morning, mary. >> reporter: hey, good morning. there are so many twists and turns to this story, these court documents read more like a soap opera than real life. this is a tragic and confusing case that has left two people dead and the suspects include the victim's wife and daughter. it's a twisted bizarre story of love, betrayal and murder. a maryland woman this morning accused of plotting to kill her husband and his lover. and police say she didn't do it alone. she, her 13-year-old daughter and her daughter's 18-year-old boyfriend all charged with murder.
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>> it's very uncommon, this type of a case, you know, a love triangle gone very wrong. >> reporter: police allege 42-year-old ann anastasi enlisted gabriel struss, her daughter's boyfriend to kill her husband of 18 years, anthony anastasi and 25-year-old jacqueline riggs. >> the scene was staged very well. it was staged well as a murder/suicide. the only reason we were able to do determine the double murder was because of great detective work. >> reporter: police discover 40-year-old anthony in the couple's bedroom shot in the head, a crime scene investigators say it was staged but just not carefully enough. a 45 caliber handgun next to his body, not a match for the 380 caliber shell casing found nearby. >> riggs who also lives in the family's home is found stabbed to death in her basement bedroom. according to court documents, while ann and anthony were both romantically involved with riggs,
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their marriage was fraught with conflict. >> recently the relationship between mr. and mrs. anastai cooled down. >> reporter: cooled down so much, she sent a series of text messages to her daughter and struss to cover the exchange of the gun, transportation to the crime scene and the specific discussion of two murders. now, police say struss has admitted to the killings. this morning both he and ann are being held here at this detention facility. both facing charges of first and second degree murder. as for the 13-year-old daughter, she's being held at a juvenile facility, also being charged with first degree murder. tom and paula. >> multilayered, confusing and tragic. mary, thank you. let's send things back to ron. you have a developing story out of mexico. >> yeah, hi, again, paula. good morning to you and good morning, everyone. we begin with the escaped mexican drug pin, joaquin el chapo guzman on the run. guzman escaped capture in the northwest part of that country and said he injured his face and
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leg fleeing. if you're thinking of buying a drone, you'll soon be required to register it with the federal government. the recent spike in close calls between drones and airplanes sparked the new regulation. the registry should be up and running by christmas. and astronaut scott kelly now in the record books for the most days living in space as of this morning. kelly has spent 384 days in space over four separate trips. currently he's in the middle of a year-long mission aboard the international space station. finally, meet dina the cockatoo who is allegedly terrorizing a massachusetts neighborhood, allegedly. >> dina? >> dina, resident -- dino. >> very common for a name. >> dino. my mistake. residents say that dino screeches like a dinosaur, hence the nickname. >> is it dino then? >> screams like a pterodactyl destroying homes by gnawing on the woodwork. dino is spep seems to like this home which happens to be the birthplace of robert kennedy. >> okay. i was wondering about those photos.
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>> dino refusing bait and unfazed by blaring rock music meant to try to chase him away. undeterred. >> you never hear sounds like that on the set, do you? >> like a pterodactyl? >> never. >> usually -- >> rob does a mean pterodactyl. >> it's so mean i'm not going to replicate it right now. we go to where pterodactyls hhes out. temperatures in the upper 40s, blue skies, if you're going to city field, or apple picking or pumpkin hunting. might have snow on the pumpkins in northern maine and new england. temperatures climbing in the 50s. upstate new york in the 0s, lake-effect snowshowers, not much of it sticks, one, two, three inches in spots. it's too early to get a good
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douse, that cold air drives in the south. next few days, a bit of a warmup in this section of the county. we'll look for temperatures to rebounds. 70 degrees des moines high temperature today. 60 degrees in chicago. we'll talk about penn state taking on ohio state. 43 degrees at kickoff time. michigan going to be a great game. florida, lovely weather, temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. that's a look nationally here's what's shaking locally. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm chris sowers speaking of dry we don't have moisture in our foreseeable future. cloudy 58 this afternoon, sun and clouds tomorrow, 53. r direc
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alive, rob. that's my cue to that the camera is coming back on. >> you know it's early when they have to remind you to look awake >> coming up on "good morning america," five days after collapsing at a brothel in nevada, is former nba star lamar odom on the road to recovery and, sara, what's going on? >> on periscope. today talking ice cream flavors and everyone wants to know and clearly we're all hungry in the a.m., want to see more of us behind the scenes, join us on periscope. we do a lot before the show. there's no question off limits. >> dance or something -- >> are you going to dance, tom? >> oh, my gosh. dan never dances. >> to break. >> this is dancing? >> you kidding me? >> there you go. >> all right. >> and ron is over it. ♪ i wouldn't do >> okay. ldn't do ♪ >> okay. through your nose. suddenly, you're a mouthbreather. a mouthbreather! how can anyone sleep like that?
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dunkin' donuts' dark roast coffee is deliciously roasted for a bold start and smooth finish. for a limited time, get any medium hot or iced dark roast coffee for 99 cents. welcome back. this morning what could be a ray of hope for former nba star lamar odom days after collapsing at a nevada brothel after a reported drug-fueled binge. >> there is word that he opened his eyes and spoke from his hospital bed. his family by his side and abc's kayna whitworth is in las vegas
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for us with more. hi, kayna. >> reporter: hey, paula, tom, good morning to you. so obviously this is welcome news for friends and family of lamar odom who have been gathering at this las vegas hospital for days now. overnight his aunt putting out a statement saying that his complete healing is paramount and their primary focus. this morning, a glimmer of hope for lamar odom and his family. a source close to the situation reporting the former basketball star is conscious and able to say hi to his estranged wife khloe kardashian. a representative for odom's aunt telling abc news the two-time nba champion opened his eyes and gave a thumbs up, those simple words launching him back into the headlines. >> there are new developments in lamar odom's fight for his life. >> lamar odom is awake. >> lamar odom coming out of his coma today. >> reporter: it's among the first signs of hope since he was found unresponsive in a nevada brothel five days ago. >> they can't get him to wake up. >> reporter: the kardashian family along with other loved ones rushing to his side. on thursday his children from a previous relationship telling
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fans, "thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad. the troubled star was reportedly working on an nba comeback. his former college coach and close friends telling abc news how much he believes in the former nba superstar. >> i certainly think he can beat everything and get healthy and well, and there's a lot of people willing to help him, but he's got to be willing to help himself. >> reporter: so certainly again this is encouraging news this morning. but a source close to the situation saying that at this point lamar odom's condition remains guarded. tom and paula. >> that's a big question. all right, kayna, we are sending him our thoughts and our prayers and best road to recovery. and coming up on "good morning america," bringing back a major part of music history that millennials are totally clueless about. i hope you set them trait in "pop news." >> we'll introduce a little bit of the '80s. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> you're welcome. ♪ in my world
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♪ all right. best time on saturday. time for "pop news." sara haines, she has it all. >> thank you very much. >> you really do have it all. >> you have it all. >> i do have to tell people this but no one is listening. >> we are. >> angelina jolie and brad pitt's children are following in their famous parents' footsteps. the glamorous family making their "vogue" debut. shot by annie leibovitz, angie, brad and six kids look carefree and happy and perhaps getting into the halloween spirit a little early. the actress telling "vogue" the children are homeschooled by
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teachers with different backgrounds and religions and learn about the history of their countries. it hits newsstands october 21st. they grow that family and they're international travelers and those kids are going to be -- >> they're going to have it all. >> like you have it all. >> they're on the front of "vogue." >> they're a family cool family. >> and their parents aren't bad looking either. that's my mom and dad. and to start preparing for a dionne warwick singalong, i can confirm that "my best friend's wedding" is making a comeback. >> this is great. >> julia roberts's hit movie being developed into a tv show on abc. the film's oscar winning screenwriter will pen the new script which will pick up where the movie left off and follows jules and her best friend joel as they navigate life in new york city. how amazing is this? >> ron claiborne is so ecstatic right now. >> i'm pretty excited. yeah. >> did you see that movie? >> i did, a long time ago. >> did you love it? >> i loved it! >> did you like the karaoke scene? >> i cried, i laughed. >> when she compares it to jell-o and creme brulee. >> that's what i cried about. >> okay, i wanted to make sure you knew the good parts, okay.
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and morgan freeman has just been voted the person with the sexiest american accent. i didn't realize american accents could be sexy. a british airways poll full his dulcet tones to be the most attractive to our friends across the pond. >> one day when i got a long white beard and two or three marbles rolling around upstairs, look me up. >> now, voted in second place on the list, dolly parton. >> dolly parton? >> yeah, and coming in third reese witherspoon. >> reese witherspoon? >> all of them hail as some point from tennessee so clearly they love the southern accent. >> yeah. >> i didn't even know people tell me like if you ask someone with another accent, they're like american accents sound really harsh. >> they do. >> they're just jealous. >> i don't know if that's what they're talking about. they're usually australian when i'm asking this question. >> bostonian accents are pretty sick. >> dan not even here to defend himself. >> when dan breaks into that --
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>> i love it. >> he's cute and then i'm like, less of that. and prepare for a trip down memory lane. this is epic. today is international cassette day. >> yes. >> so it's time to rifle through your attic and broke out those mixed tapes from your glory days. if by chance you didn't keep our cassette selection, never fear, urban outfitters will give away tapes all day. >> oh, my goodness. >> and selling players. don't show them to your children because the folks from fine brothers entertainment did on their shows, kids react and here's what happened. >> oh, what is this thing? >> i have no idea what it is. >> what is this? >> nope. >> how do you put it in? >> wow. >> i am not going to give up. >> how old -- >> they have no idea. >> how old do you feel right now? >> it hurts my heart. >> we managed to dig one out and like i think everyone at this table can safely say, you remember like even working out with these and having to flip the tape. >> it's difficult to run with one of those attached to your shorts. >> especially those headphones. >> it's huge.
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>> well, these are like probably not the best example of this. this makes me feel like a dinosaur, but i mean seriously remember how this was all we knew. you had to rewind to the special song. >> do you still have -- i still have my mixed tapes. >> i have new kids on the block, i have survivor. >> def leppard. >> footloose. >> journey, chicago. >> soundtrack to "girls just want to have fun." >> you don't remember eight track tapes, do you? >> i do. >> how do you work this thing? >> no, i don't. >> remember that -- you used to run with an lp player. >> sure. yeah, heavy too. >> good exercise. >> oh. >> we'll be right back. >> yeah. >> oh, my god. i've smoked a lot
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cubs/mets. what more do you want, people? >> you back tomorrow? >> notre dame. >> 'canes/virginia tech. go, 'canes. >> right. >> wow, you went there. >> i'm eva pilgrim coming up next only "action news" saturday morning at 9:00. u.s. airways final flight landed in philadelphia and passengers are taking home special momentos. we have freeze watches in effect for parts of the area. chris has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. those stories and much more all next on "action news" saturday morning.
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>> good morning, it is saturday, october 17, i'm eva pilgrim. here's what we're following on "action news," a man is dead after an overnight fire in delaware county and police are investigating. the search for suspects is on after a violent home invasion blocks away from temple university. a police officer is rushed to the hospital after an accident in gloucester county
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and the other driver is facing charges including dui. those stories and more but first the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast very chilly weekend forecast. chris sowers i only said his first name in the tease. >> reporter: you happen, you're not used to hearing that. let's go live on sky6 live hd. the big story is going to be the chilly air it's going to roll on in here, by far it's going to be the chillest air by far by monday morning we could see a hard freeze develop in the suburbs that could be the end the growing season. we're crystal clear sky conditions wise. that's a beautiful shot in atlantic city. 44 in quakertown. 43 in warrington. martins creek 46. poconos 30s. coatsville, 41. kennett square 39. saint david 39

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