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most popular. >> that welcome to "world news." tonight from miami, and right here president obama one-on-one, for the first time the president on america's controversial spying program. how does he explain the u.s. listening in on world leaders, our own allies. the monster storm, the pictures coming in from the deadly storm in london and the u.k. right now. and the halloween forecast right here. abc's ginger zee on it all. the tight squeeze, those sleep experiment aboard one of america's largest airliners and those incredibly shrinking seats and what they're doing to us, out to save you from this. fusion is here, behind the scenes of america's newest cable network coming to life as we come on the air, the most famous journalist you haven't met interviewing america's most controversial sheriff. see it right here first.
good evening on this monday night from miami. diane has the evening off. we're coming to you tonight from fusion headquarters, the newest cable network about to be in millions of homes across america. look behind me at this high tech news room, 150,000 square feet, the news room and several studios all around us here, and they are about to address america, report to america in a whole new way, abc's partnership with univision. we begin tonight with their first exclusive, the fusion one-on-one with president obama, under fire for america's spy games, new allegations tonight. is america listening in not only on world leaders but millions of private phone calls of citizens overseas. tonight, calls for a major review, president obama facing those questions and more in an exclusive interview with fusion's white house correspondent and of course a member of our team, jim avila, who asks the president to
explain the reports that we we're listening in on german chancellor angela merkel's private phone calls. how the president answered right now. here's jim avila. >> reporter: the president and german chancellor in berlin just four months ago. did obama know american intelligence had been monitoring her phone calls as the two chatted amiably? >> how is it you didn't know about the cell phones being looked at or listened to and why you didn't know and who should have told you? >> jim, as i said i'm not here to talk about classified information. what i am confirming is the fact that we're undergoing and complete review of how our intelligence operates outside of the country. >> reporter: the "wall street journal" reporting that the u.s. was not only listening in on her calls but 34 other world leaders, setting up outrage across the globe. in an exclusive interview with abc news partner fusion today, president obama assured the
american people that national security operations will only be used to protect them. >> their capacity is to continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean they should be doing it. >> reporter: the president's comments come amid new complaints among american allies. today spain added to the list of countries accusing u.s. intelligence of spying on its citizens, joining france, germany, brazil and mexico. but the white house reaction has been calmed down. everybody does this, perhaps not as well but they do it. those in the know agree that's reality. >> all great powers engage in espionage. all great powers use espionage as a tool to advance their national interests. >> reporter: in today's fusion interview, the president also responded to criticism of obama care while still clearly irked by the faulty healthcare.gov website. he claimed a new study to be released tonight shows that even young people will be getting
cheaper insurance. >> if you are between 18 and 34 right now about half of the people can get high quality health care for less than 50 bucks a month, less than your cell phone bill or less than your cable bill. >> reporter: back on the spy beat, senator diane feinstein who chairs the intelligence committee says she believed that president obama did not know about the cell phone spying and she said that's a problem. president obama said he couldn't comment on that because it's classified information. >> jim avila with the fusion exclusive tonight. thank you. we head overseas and to europe to that ferocious storm hammering the u.k., the netherlands, and france right now, these pictures saying it all, a crane in london no match for hurricane strength winds. these waves slamming a commuter train. on this quiet suburban street a mother and daughter navigating around a giant tree toppled by the storm. abc's lama hasan is in the middle of it all from london. >> reporter: the storm named saint jude, the patron saint of lost causes, has left a devastating mark with more than a dozen killed.
in the heart of london, a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing, the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched into northern europe, tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany, the famed speedy highway the audubon closed. winds reaching 120 miles per hour in denmark. the storm devastated homes and ripped down power lines, leaving more than half a million people without electricity. while tonight after the ferocious winds with gusts up to 99 miles per hour, we're beginning to see the full extent of the damage. david? >> from that storm heading to london and much of europe to rough weather on the move right here at home tonight. i want to bring in abc meteorologist ginger zee at the weather map in new york.
we all saw this today, those tractor-trailers in california the big rigs, knocked over. we know two drivers were hurt. the big question tonight, what are we in for with so many families to take the little ones out for trick or treating. >> this is a storm that's going to affect some focuses by the time we hit halloween but i need to focus on the wind. parts of california, utah seeing 30 to 40 mile per hour winds, sustained above 60. it also comes with snow. the ruby mountains in nevada could pick up a foot and a half of snow and also in western colorado, then the dakotas. tomorrow minneapolis should see its first measurable snowfall mixing in with rain. but still something to note. on the southern end severe weather. tomorrow afternoon and evening, texas into southwest oklahoma pay attention right here. you could see damaging winds, isolated tornados. on wednesday that threat moves to the east from kansas city down to fort worth including oklahoma city.
we'll be watching for those rumbling times here in the mid week. there is the halloween forecast. it moves from indianapolis to houston. we'll keep on eye on it as we go through the week. of david? >> ginger, great to have you with us tonight. we're going to turn to a developing story, that jail break in the heartland tonight, a manhunt under way in oklahoma. you'll remember that prison break last week, two convicts walking free after using a forged document. tonight four men walking free after escaping through the plumbing. with three days until halloween police tonight say their bright orange jumpsuits actually helped them get away. authorities thought they were in costume. here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: tonight the long arm of the law caught up with two of the four inmates who escaped this oklahoma jail sunday. officers spotted them at this convenience store. >> the cops swarmed up, like ten of them. we went outside. that one just dropped his stuff. the other one ran down the block into the alley. >> reporter: less than 20 miles
from the jail where they made their well orchestrated escape. >> they're in jail. they got all the time in the world to figure out how to do things. >> reporter: the four gathered in a jail bathroom and unscrewed a metal plate above the shower and hoisted themselves up to a crawl space and snaked along the jail's plumbing system. at the end of those pipes authorities say the men had knocked holes in the concrete. they dropped to the ground floor and they walked right through that door. out here on the street, a woman spotted those orange jumpsuits almost immediately. she called police but couldn't be sure if it was just some guys in their halloween costumes. but this was all too real. so was the one next door in arkansas back in july. this inmate dove through the jail's tiny visitation window and ran to freedom. he was eventually tracked down in florida, and the sheriff here is confident soon all four of these crafty convicts will be back behind bars, too. ryan owens, abc news, oklahoma.
>> ryan, thank you. a headline tonight about another convict, former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky behind bars as we learn that penn state has reached a settlement with 26 young men who say sandusky allegedly abused them. the university will pay nearly $60 million to his alleged victims. a headline out of texas this evening, you remember wendy davis, the single mom who took a stand in those pink sneakers to block new restrictions on abortion in texas. she lost that battle. the new restrictions were to go into effect tomorrow. late today word of a triumph for her. a federal judge now ruling that some of those restrictions were unconstitutional, meaning they will not go into effect tomorrow. the battle does go on. to these images out of massachusetts, nearly 1,000 people turned out today to pay their respects to colleen ritzer, the beloved 24-year-old teacher allegedly killed by one of her students. that church overflowing. meanwhile the mother of the 14-year-old boy charged with the teacher's murder saying her
heart is broken for the ritzer family. new questions surrounding the thrill ride that malfunctioned at the north carolina state fair, the operator of the ride arrested and in court today. prosecutors say he tampered with the ride causing it to throw passengers to the ground. but why? abc's gio benitez tonight. >> reporter: this new video obtained exclusively by abc news shows the chaos as the ride at the north carolina state fair zoomed out of control, injured people pulled out and a panicking woman raising her arms at the ride, the vortex, which restarted without warning thursday, leaving five injured and three still in the hospital. police say the ride's safety devices had been tampered with and today its operator, tim tutterrow, was in court charged with assault with a deadly weapon, the vortex. tonight his lawyer told abc news the charges are serious but there is nothing evil about him,
he would never intentionally do something to harm a person. >> when you look at this video, if it was intentional, does it necessarily mean that he would have wanted to harm these people? >> it may have been financially driven. does the safety equipment slow down the process of exiting the people and filling it back up? i don't know. that could be a possible motive. >> reporter: police won't discuss a possible motive but they've made it clear more arrests are expected. gio benitez, abc news, new york. to the reason we're in miami this evening. it's america's newest cable channel taking flight on the air tonight. it's a partnership between abc and spanish language giant univision. this channel will be in english and tonight it's very clear who they're trying to reach. >> reporter: this is what it looks like as america's newest cable network, 150,000 square feet comes to life and hits the air tonight. it's called fusion. it hits millions of homes across the country.
abc and univision teaming up, out to reach the fastest growing most diverse groups in america, the so called millennials, on the move, young families, young professionals. the newest numbers revealing an evolving portrait of america. millennials 18 to 34 years old, there are 70 million of them in the u.s. one in five millennials hispanic. by the year 2050 one in three americans will be latino. jorge ramos is one of the most famous anchors in america. if you haven't heard about his tough questions, it's likely because they've been in spanish. tonight he starts asking questions in english. first up his fusion exclusive, one-on-one with america's most controversial sheriff, joe arpaio in arizona, known for his tough tactics on undocumented immigrants. they toured the so-called tents where inmates are forced to live outdoors. >> how many times have you been here? >> too many. >> you must like it here. >> i hate it here. >> why did you come? >> why do you hate it? >> the food tastes like crap.
it's hotter than hell in these tents. >> well, he made me sad. >> why? >> he's honest. but one of the reasons i do this is so you don't come back. i'm very, very disappointed that you have been here before. >> reporter: tough interviews and tough topics but they're hoping to make us laugh, too. doing for news what "modern family" has done for entertainment, reflecting all of america's next generation. millennials are deciding elections, deciding what we buy which is why advertisers have gone after sophia vergara, the highest paid actress in hollywood, a cover girl selling diet pepsi. it's estimated she makes $19 million a year. here at fusion they want that audience, too. >> we are a generation, we're tweeting all day long. what we want is a place where we can talk about the headlines and be a part of the conversation. >> the network is called fusion. it's launching this evening. we can't wait. what would you like to see? tweet us. use the hashtag this is fusion. this is "world news," much more ahead on this monday night
from miami. you'll remember that moment caught on tape, the female passenger falling asleep on a stranger's lap. we've all had those uncomfortable moments jammed into a plane. what you haven't seen, the night vision experiment revealing why it's about to get more uncomfortable. later tonight we take you inside the famous kitchen in miami, back to the vault that you need to swipe a fingerprint to get into. the most prized item on the menu, can you guess what it is? they make me prepare it. we're back in just two minutes. exciting and would always come max and pto my rescue. bookstore but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat chow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both loved the taste. after a few months max's "special powers" returned...
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squeeze every last nickel out of passengers, comforts have become a casualty. on planes that used to have nine seats in a row, some airlines are squeezing in a tenth. one of the world's largest plane makers says enough is enough. airbus says on long flights area airplane seats should be no smaller than 18 inches. airbus commissioned a test on passenger including the rising sun and background noise and found that even one inch makes a huge difference. overall the quality of sleep for travelers in an 18-inch seat was more than 50 percent better. 18-inch seats versus a 17-inch seat for example can mean that a passenger will fall asleep six minutes faster and have fewer disturbances during their flight. in a decidedly less scientific study, this youtube video posted by a traveller who became another passenger's pillow touched a nerve we could all relate to and went viral. >> you think you need more room but you're not getting it. >> no.
>> the trend is to go the other way right now. >> the trend is to get as many bodies on that plane as you possibly can. >> reporter: it's not just that airline seats are shrinking. travelers are getting bigger and flying longer distances. compared to other places you park yourself, movie theatre seats, 8 inches wider, train seats more than 3 inches. you can even get more space in crammed baseball stadium seats. the good news, airlines will be using slightly bigger planes with more seats this thanksgiving but, david, here is the bad news. tickets this holiday season will cost even more. >> the good with the bad tonight. cecilia vega, our thanks to you. when we come back here, they put me to work in a famous miami restaurant. can you guess the most prized item on the menu? and the bloopers never before seen from a galaxy far, far away. "star wars" fans, stay tuned. when i first got shingles it started on my back. and i had like this four inch band of bumps that came around to the front of my body. and the pain from it was-
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keep your eye on harrison ford's headset and luke skywalker breaking character. listen to this. >> let's get some distance before that thing goes supernova. how do you pronounce supernova? >> that's right. they were asking how do you pronounce supernova. look who wandered into this drugstore, a flock of ducks, 30 of them, in a cvs in new york city. they wouldn't leave so customers left a trail of popcorn. it worked. the ducks waddled back out to the street. i guess they were looking for a little snack there. as they say, only in new york. you'll remember the ohio state marching band that thrilled us with their own version of thriller? ♪ >> they are back at it tonight paying tribute to hollywood's first man of steel, superman, then the boy wizard harry potter and finally a t-rex, a nod to "jurassic park." when we come back here, the other job they gave me while here in miami, tackling the most wanted item on the menu here in
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other cracking to do. >> reporter: they take us straight back toward the kitchen at the famous joe's stone crab here in miami. this kitchen is a madhouse, stone crab season has just begun. >> you can get run over. >> i'll keep that in mind. >> reporter: in the back of the restaurant, what they call the vault, the locked freezer. you have to scan your fingerprint just to get in. it doesn't work for me because only 8 people have access. stone crabs harvested off the coast of florida, a new delivery every morning. they fetch a big price. the cooler kept at 30 degrees. we could see our breath. they're about to get me ready to crack them. the hat, the white coat, the blue bib and the glasses. >> i'm ready. >> reporter: this is their cracking station. they have been doing this for 100 years now. it all started with this shack, a couple from hungary, the weiss family still at it. al capone used to come here, presidents still do. clinton and both bushes, first lady barbara bush sending a thank you note. cracking the stone crab is an
art form. >> you got to hit it just right here, just right here and right here. >> reporter: do it wrong and you've wasted a lot of money, not to mention someone's dinner. >> are you ready? >> am i ready? >> reporter: putting on the gloves. >> was that too hard? >> yeah. >> that was too hard. >> that was good. >> all right. it's my first one. >> reporter: getting the hang of it and that's a good thing because this order, 80 bucks for just five jumbo claws. >> this plate that i just cracked, this goes out to somebody out there, some poor soul is going to eat my cracked crabs? >> that's exactly it. >> we go find a waiter. >> you're taking my stone crabs out to someone. >> did you crack it? >> i did. >> these look beautiful. >> reporter: one unsuspecting family. >> is it perfection? >> perfect. >> patricia and her daughter, and their taste test. >> how did we do?' >> reporter: what follows for them is coming from the back. the famous key lime pies. >> did you make these? >> i did not.
>> but you serve them? >> we serve them. >> reporter: finally when my shift was over, the reward. >> amazing. >> a rough assignment for me. fusion has hit the air. the news room alive here tonight. take a look over my shoulder here. they're on the air. we'll give you a little hint of what fusion is all about. for diane and all of us here at abc news and fusion, good night. tonight a threat and an urgent appeals from authorities. >> northern california we'll survey damage from overnight wind storm we've had. >> and records that show a
history of alcohol related offenses against a driver now charged with killing a couple as they walked their dog. >> 7 on your side teams up with consumer reports to bring you reliable automobiles of the year. good evening, what a storm it was. a lot of people still cleaning frup a wind storm that hit the bay area overnight. here is a picture sent to us by way of you report. this shows a front porch awning. the sand was blown ashore. they gave no estimated time to reopen. here is what it's like drivinging on interstate 5 yesterday.
>> i'm trying to try to get distance between the car in front of me. >> this video taken near tracy just over the pass. where wind gusts reached hurricane strength. hi, carolyn. >> if you're out, you certainly felt the power of the storm. biggest casualties were the trees including a redwood in dan valueville. -- danville. gone was the wind is the story of this redwood nearly caving in the roof above a girl's bed room. she's okay. the house, red tagged. an ordeal for the family. >> so dealing with insurance, that stuff. >> look at the branches in antioch. after a tree that firefighters say was