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a time. hey, good tuesday morning with you. we begin with the rampant speculation about what joe biden is about to announce. >> the vice president is nearing a decision on a potential run for the white house but what he'll say and when he's say it, well, it's anybody's guess. >> "the waington post" jumped the gun last night accidentally publishing a story headlined "biden to launch a presidential campaign." the story quickly taken down and the paper blamed it on a technical glitch, and abc's stephanie ramos is in washington with more on biden's next move, oh, lots of tongues wagging. >> reporter: that's definitely true. good morning, reena and kendis. still no word as to whether or not vice president joe biden will run, but he is under some intense pressure as to whether or not he'll jump into this race for president. will he or won't he join the 2016 presidential race? that is still the biggest
president joe biden. >> this is an intensely personal decision for anybody to make. he understands the time and pressure he's under but he will make a decision when he's prepared to make it. >> reporter: everyone but biden is weighing in on the decision especially supporters. >> it's about respect. >> reporter: two videos out, lots of questions. >> have you made your decision yet? >> reporter: and still no decision. but how about this? subtle comebacks from biden potentially aimed at the two democratic front-runners, hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> i don't consider republicans they're friends. >> reporter: a possible response to clinton's debate answer when proud of. >> probably the republicans. >> reporter: clinton later calling her answer tongue in cheek, and was this for the self-described democratic socialist bernie sanders? >> i'm not one of these guys, you know, let's go after the rich and powerful and they're the problem. they're not a problem.
democratic side voters think hillary clinton is a stronger leader than biden but the vp is more likable. we've learned biden recently sat down with potential supporters and democrats in early states, so we should hear a decision from him any day now patiently if there is such a thing. back to you. >> we have been patiently awaiting. stephanie ramos live in washington. thanks, steph. >> seems like we've been waiting a long time. on the republican side the two top gop presidential hopefuls are asking the government for secret service protection. the request from donald trump and ben carson being reviewed by the homeland security secretary and taxpayers would foot the bill for this. such requests are not unusual for front-runners at this point in the race. both candidates have made controversial comments about ethnic and religious groups, and both are attracting large crowds. democratic presidential candidate jim webb may be ready to jump ship. webb is now considering running as an independent, and he's holding g g g g morninge today
to discuss his candidacy. webb repeatedly complained about not getting enough talk time during last week's democratic debate. well, historic elections north of the border overnight with a landslide victory. justin trudeau becomes canada's second youngest ever prime minister. his liberal party agenda includes legalizing marijuana and taking in more refugees and beat out conservative stephen harper who had years. the 43-year-old trudeau is following in his famous father's footste pierre trudeau was prime minister for much of the '70s and '80s. and in south olympic athlete oscar pistorius is out of prison and was paroled yesterday, a day earlier than expected after spending nearly a year behind bars for the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. pistorius is now under house arrest and will remain that way for the next four years. prosecutors are appealing his manslaughter conviction hoping to have it changed to murder. if that happens, pistorius would return to prison for 15 years.
overnight, lamar odom has reportedly been discharged from a hospital in las vegas and moved to a facility in los angeles. espn reports that the former nba and reality tv star was brought to l.a. last night by medical helicopter. odom's family says he is alert and that his condition is improving. odom was found unconscious at a brothel in nevada a week ago. well, japan has confirmed the first case of cancer linked to work at the fukushima nuclear plant. that facility suffered a meltdown in march of 2011 after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. a worker at the plant now being treated for leukemia. shares in tokyo electric dropped about 5% on the news as experts say it could open the door to huge lawsuits. under investigation this morning, the security breach involving the personal e-mail of cia director john brennan. a teenage hackers claims to have accessed the account which included details about brennan's security clearance. the hacker also released names and social security numbers of other key intelligence officials
list. the fbi and the secret service now actively searching for that teenager. planned parenthood says it is going to fight a funding cut to its clinics in texas. state officials yesterday dropped planned parenthood from the state's medicare program following an investigation into those undercover videos in which the sale of tissue was discussed. a similar battle is being fought in louisiana where a judge ordered state funding to continue for at least two more weeks. more heavy rains have made quite a mess in southern california. flash floods rushed through streets in at least one los angeles neighborhood. some drivers were stopped in their tracks, as you can see. neighbors came out in the rain to try to clear the drains. the water receded quickly leaving a muddy mess in its wake. that rain clears out of southern california today, but the storms move on to nevada and the southwest, as well as the rockies. flash flooding possible. well, it appears george h.w. bush is recovering well from his
overnight, the ex-president's spokesman tweeted this picture. it shows h.w. holding his new biography called "destiny and power." for the first time in months he is seen without his neck brace. that's really a great sight. >> just had it a week ago at the baseball game. good to see that he's improving. still ahead, the "star wars" moving breaking the internet as tickets officially go on sale overnight. and a major malfunction. a school bus packed with students sprayed with antifreeze. how it all happened and why parents are outraged. plus, springing into action, a young boy in a river finds himself in trouble.
well, this is what forced lifeguards to close a popular california beach. a hammerhead shark spotted just offshore in newport beach. it's the second sighting of a hammerhead in southern california this month. experts say el nino is drawing the sharks' prey further north than usual. well, drone operators will soon have to register their devices. a new government task force will decide which drones must be registered and how. sightings by pilots have doubled since last year, and there are reports that drones have interfered with firefighting. the new guidelines should be in place in mid-december. some 700,000 drones are expected to be purchased this holiday season. oprah winfrey is taking a big stake in weight watchers. the media mogul known for her own struggles with weight has bought 10% of the company for some $43 million. board. winfrey plans to help the company broaden its mission to focus on overall health and wellness.
weight watchers stock rose 105% on monday alone following the announcement. and more than 200 lawsuits have been filed against volkswagen in the last few weeks, all stemming from its emissions scandal. in many of them vehicle owners claim volkswagen marketed its diesel engine cars as clean alternatives for years knowing the vehicles were cheating emission tests. vw almost inevitably will have to compensate owners and some legal experts say the company could be forced to buy back the vehicles altogether. the gas price has plunged and in some areas it's below $2 a gallon. the national average price for a gallon of gas now $2.26. that's the lowest since february. it's 85 cents cheaper than this time last year. drivers in south carolina, new jersey are paying the lowest. we're talking just under 2 bucks a gallon. >> it's like the '60s all over again with those prices. all right. when we come back, air rage, a fight over a reclining seat forcing an emergency landing.
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you can see. that stretch of highway, 58, a major east/west artery north of l.a. could re-open on thursday. checking other roadways, rain could cause trouble in the southwest and up through the rockies, as well as along the great lakes. if you're flying, airport delays possible once again in phoenix. well, this morning the fbi is investigating after a fight broke out between two passengers on board a southwest airlines plane. >> it was 30 minutes into the flight from -- to san francisco. the pilot requested an emergency landing back in l.a. eyewitnesses say the trouble started when a woman reclined her seat. the man behind her was not happy. he's now accused of choking her. comedian mark curry was on board. >> the lady who got, you know, hit was talking about it. she was saying, he hit me in my head. he choked me, and she was really emotional. >> police cars were waiting when the plane touched down. the alleged attacker walked off the plane and was questioned but
not arrested. the flight took off again for san francisco. well, new developments after the release of this dramatic video of a texas driver appearing to veer into a passing motorcycle. that driver now faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. he's due to appear in court later today. and even though he can be heard on the video saying "i don't care," when confronted about the incident, the driver now says he swerved after being bitten by a spider. okay, police in cleveland have released another bit of dash cam footage of the scene of a domestic incident involving browns quarterback johnny manziel. his suv seen on the side of a road after being pulled over by police. manziel's girlfriend colleen crowley was also in that vehicle. she says both of them had been drinking before having a fight. a police report indicates crowley accused manziel of pushing her head against the window. >> he hit me a couple of times. >> while you were in the car? >> yeah, but i don't want to --
please don't -- >> police also released a photo of a mark on colleen crowley's arm, which apparently is from manziel's attempts to keep her from jumping out of the vehicle. no charges have been filed in this case. a group of students on a school bus in washington state got quite a scare. >> open the window. open the window. >> what happened? >> we don't know. >> yeah, that was their reaction when a heater hose ruptured and starting leaking antifreeze. after it happened some of the kids had stomach and headaches as well as burning eyes. the parents also claim their children weren't checked at the scene. the school district says none of the kids were sprayed and that the 7-year-old bus is inspected every summer before school starts. well, a dramatic rescue caught on camera in texas. ems cadets getting a lesson that they didn't expect. their commander stopped teaching their swift water awareness class to save a drowning boy. commander craig smith pulled the boy to safety after seeing him fall off his inner tube and struggle to stay afloat.
the entire rescue was caught on helmet cam. pretty remarkable. >> and good to see he's all right after that. and now some sports. a baseball doubleheader going on today. action in both league championship series. >> and last night it was baseball and football. highlights now from our guys at espn. >> good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. this is neil everett. playoff baseball trumps monday night football. >> yeah, it does because we say it does. this is toronto. these are toronto's fans. kansas city's fans were acting like that when they were in kansas city. toronto had not acted like this since the series began. this is their first home run since bautista went bat flip to get into this series. tulowitzki goes yard. donaldson goes yard. it was a runaway. the royals made it close at the end. 11-8 your final score. 2-1 royals series advantage. monday night football, giants and eagles. chip kelly. >> hi, chip.
second quarter, tie game. eli manning started out great, completed his first ten passes. threw that one to the wrong guy, though, nolan carroll, pick six, eagles up 14-7. manning with a pair of interceptions in this game. sam bradford had three interceptions, but demarco murray looked like the dallas demarco murray in this one, 22 carries, 109 yards and a touchdown. eagles win it 27-7, so the 3-3 on top the nfc east. >> we taped this during a commercial break during our "sportscenter" show. how is that for efficient? >> back to you. >> we'll take it, folks. >> yep. up next in "the pulse," "the force awakens" and fans can't get enough, the new trailer, the ticket sales, even crashing websites. plus, going viral. a first lady photobomb. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar.
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c [ playing the theme to "star wars" ] oh, love that music. >> yes. >> time now for "the pulse," and we start with the 2 minutes and 36 seconds that's all the rage this morning. >> absolutely. and, of course, we're talking about the new trailer for the upcoming "star wars" movie, which debuted overnight. >> and it starts with the character whose face is covered. we see him or her in action before several shots in a desert landscape. later we hear from the evil kylo wren. >> i will finish what you started. >> those stories about what happened. >> it's true, all of it. >> ooh. mysterious and exciting. harrison ford in his role as han solo there.
the trailer continues with enes of aerial battles we've all become so familili with. it finishes with the voice that says "the force is calling to you, just let it in." >> very intriguing. and the trailer also includes the first glimpse of carrie fisher looking sad there in her role as princess leia. we see her embrace hans solo but just like the new movie poster, a certain luke skywalker is nowhere to be seen. i guess we'll have to wait until december 18th for the premiere to find out. >> oh, big news. look forward to watching it. fandango started selling tickets before the trailer aired and rd spread so quickly on social media that people flooded the website and it quickly crashed. amc theaters and movietickets.com going down for a time. >> i guess there were some minions involved there. fans were also on a buying frenzy in theaters, as wel. this fan bought 175 tickets at the imax in nevada. another guy in line purchasing 150 tickets. he's just going to have to fd
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listerine(r). power to your mouth ! checking our top stories, the world is still awaitrd from vice president joe biden said to be nearing a decision about a possible presidential run. abc news has learned biden has been holding talks with select democrats. oscar pistorius is at his uncle's home this morning starting what's supposed to be four years of house arrest. it's for the death of his girlfriend. pistorius spent nearly a year in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. espn reports lamar odom has been flown from a los angeles hospital to one in l.a. or from las vegas to l.a. he's recovering after being found unconscious at a brothel in nevada a week ago today. looking at today's weather, a big warm-up in the east, midwest. showers along the great lakes. rain and storms from the southwest up through the rockies. flash flooding possible. and on this morning when there's so much talk about "star wars," some lucky kids were at
the white house last night stargazing. >> the first family hosted the second ever astronomy night. it's aimed at inspiring the next generation, and abc's serena marshall was there. >> reporter: he may be president -- >> they never let me tinker with the telescopes. they don't let me hold the moon rocks when you guys aren't around. >> reporter: -- but at the white house hosting the e cond ever astronomy nighesident t ama admitting even he needs a helping hand. >> the young lady, sophie, we need you to come up here and help me with this telescope. i don't know what i'm doing. i don't want to break it. the interesting thing, the image is inverted. >> it is? >> yeah, it is. my right side is lit up, but if you look through the telescope, it's the left side that's lit up. >> well, it has a mirror. it's a reflective one. >> i was just trying to make a point. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: more than 300 kids, parents and teachers came out for the event aimed at getting kids excited aut science and
>> as long as young people like so many of you who are here tonight keep seeking answers to the great questions, america can do anything. >> reporter: also in attendance, bill nye the science guy, 11 astronauts and ahmed mohamed, remember him? last month he was the texas teenager getting ad for his homemade clock. this month he's at the white house taking president obama up on his invite but without the clock telling abc's robin roberts at the time -- >> and will you bring the clock with you? >> the clock is still in the custody with the police. >> do you wantck? >> i want it back with my humility. >> reporter: and while he did come empty-handed, he was able to get a photo standing beside the president, humility and all. >> what a sweet story. >> what a sweet story. >> yeah, fun night for all those kids there. >> and that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good
have a great tuesday, everyone.ay, everyone. " " scott: good morning siouxland. it's been exceptionally dry so far this month. this morning, we're seeing a few sprinkles light up the radar to the west and some mostly cloudy skies. measurable rain however is pretty unlikely today. temperatures are sitting comfortably in the 50s throughout the region. we have a much calmer wind than yesterday currently sustained between 5 and 10 miles per hour. the dayplanner shows high temperatures reaching into the upper 70s under partly cloudy skies. a glance at your 7 day forecast is just minutes away - your news starts now. " " "