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an alarming new video has surfaced reminding us how dangerous an ordinary bus ride can be. an suv runs a red light and gets slammed by a busy city bus at an interstate? washington state. >> passengers sent flying. this is raising the issue of seat belts and why so many buses don't have them. abc's david kerley takes us through that moment of impact. >> reporter: this bus has the green light. watch what happens in an instant. a car blows the red light,
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t-boned and all those cameras on board show what happened. even at just 25 miles an hour. look at the passengers standing. and a woman in a wheelchair tossed to the front of the bus. >> she went to the hospital already. stomach problem and lower back. >> reporter: we've seen plenty of bus crashes, drivers texting or swerving to avoid a car. there is a recommendation for seat belts on long-haul tour buses but stlr no requirements for them on school buses or city transit buses. look at the numbers. statistics show you are 28 times safer in a city bus than your car. the public transit association says it would cost billions of dollars if seat belts are required, although standing passengers would be banned. so cities would have to buy more buses and hire more drivers to handle all the riders. david kerley, abc news, washington. coming up, getting frisky with pandas. getting the endangered species to breed is extremely difficult
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but crucial to survival. how some conservationists are getting creative. they are calling it panda porn. and our next half hour, how to conserve your food. all those sell by dates can be confusing and they are actually misleading. how to keep from throwing your food and your money out with the trash. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. (yawn) (ding!) toaster strudel! more fruit in the filling, ya?
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for more, we're "up all nightline" with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: with those black and white markings and that face, the giant panda is iconic. and endangered. >> 15% of the world population is found in captivity. so pandas are on the brink of extinction. >> reporter: a team of researchers at the china conservation and research center for the giant panda have dedicated their lives to restoring the panda population in china. >> as the conservationist, your goal is not just to have a breeding captive population. the ultimate goal is to replenish the wild and release these animals successfully back into the wild. >> breeding pandas in captivity is extremely difficult. the female panda is fertile just two days a year. to encourage mating, researchers are using visual stimulation. you might call it panda porn.
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each new generation of pandas is cause for celebration at the research center. these panda cubs will spend the next year in panda kindergarten learning how to climb trees and act like pandas. researchers recognize that a panda reliant on humans will never be able to survive in the wild. so the humans get creative. keepers have to bring in bamboo so when they do so, they dress in panda suits. >> the panda suits seem rather comical at first seeing two giant pandas on walkie-talkies, but they are critical to the success of the wild releases for the pandas. >> reporter: this panda and his mom have been living undisturbed in the nature reserve for five months. but before researchers will
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release tao-tao into the wild, they have to make sure he recognizes a predator. tao-tao passes the test and he's ready for his ris or theic release into the wild. the culmination of 30 years of work for zhang. >> not only did he survive and then go through sort of the schooling program of becoming a full-fledged panda, but he was released into the wild. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> oh, tao-tao, we don't want you to leave. don't go back into the wild. i don't think that's a good idea. >> i don't think so either. can this work? these are the pros. he's not used to that environment. that's a scary place. like a child. you don't let them out and then throw them out in brooklyn and -- >> i don't think it's brooklyn. it's not brooklyn. >> nothing against brooklyn. >> i just want you to say you
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can catch "giant pandas" on thursday on natgeo wild. they are so cute. maybe that should be our mascot for "world news now."
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i have plane issues right now. let's hurn to another one. this is from ohio university. this is a sorority recruitment video. this is a sorority. it looks nice. trying to get people to come on board. this is who we are. look at our faces. you have blonds and brunettes. some guys on campus saw this and thought they'd have fun. they did a shot by shot parody of it but with a twist. that twist being many of their shots look frankly ridiculous if you see guys doing the same thing. they throw in beer and cigarettes so it's kind of a guy thing. it's an honor -- >> makes a point. >> they are honoring their sisters, not just making fun of them. >> i'm curious if the sisters felt that was an honor. >> haven't got word of that yet. can you imagine doing a broadcast and having a bee fly around you? >> we've had issues before. all of us in this business. something is disturbing you. >> well, there is a meteorologist. take a look at her from the fox indianapolis station.
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jennifer kechmark is who you're looking at and that bee shows up. she doesn't know what to do. that bee, the reason it looks so big is it's a shot from their tower cam which enlarges the bee. >> and it was nowhere close to her. why is she going crazy? >> because it's a bee. >> it's outside miles away probably. >> it could sting you and maybe goes into shock. >> we'll go with that. let's show you the last one from a couple. they shot this stop motion video over the course of a woman's pregnancy. and the story line goes, here's a woman. she has a flat. she pulls over. guy comes to help her. going to put some air in her tire. he pumps the air into the tire but what you see, it's her belly. that's her getting pregnant. he falls, there's an explosion. he's a youtube personality and produces videos like this. something cute this couple decided to do and they have a healthy baby. >> very cute.
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this morning on "world news now" -- growing threat. the mystery virus making this morning on "world news now" -- growing threat. the mystery virus making american children sick from coast to coast. the new fatality under investigation and what parents need to know. lost and found. a girl who disappeared 12 years ago is found far from her texas home. how investigators cracked the case as an anxious father now waits to see his daughter. coin collector. a man who has been picking up loose change for years has a big plan for the nickels and dimes. teach a lesson in charity. and a little later, going public by grabbing their privates. hugh jackman leads a list of celebrities trying to get attention for a serious cause. that is in "the skinny" on this thursday, october 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> good morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. let's get right into it. i don't want to start with this story that is on your brain right now. >> sure, it can wait. >> we'll wait. >> i'll tease it's #feelingnuts. it's for a good cause. >> it's feeling? i thought it was going nuts. >> it's #feelingnuts. >> that's worse than feeling nuts. >> it has to do with prostate cancer. it's kind of clever. >> it is a serious cause but that's a hell of a way to get attention for it. but yeah, we have to begin this hour, another virus. we seem to be talking about a lot of viral things. a little scary out there. alarming new development. this nationwide outbreak, enterovirus 68 is striking children especially hard. >> we're learning more about a 10-year-old girl from rhode island who has died from the combination of the virus and a staph infection. abc's john ehrlichman has more. >> reporter: emily otrando's
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obituary describes her as a sweet child who loved animals and playing outdoors. the fifth grader was one of the many children across the country hit by enterovirus 68. in her case the end result was deadly. >> it's not clear what role the enterovirus had but clearly it was a sepsis death. >> reporter: sepsis meaning a life-threatening complication of an infection. the girl's illness began with cold-like symptoms and shortness of breath. her parents called 911 last week. after she arrived at the hospital, her condition deteriorated quickly. there are now 46 states with confirmed or suspected cases of enterovirus. in five states, officials investigating links to children suffering from paralysis. while health officials say most children infected with enterovirus will recover quickly and completely, they continue to stress simple prevention methods. >> make sure your kids are washing their hands five or six times a day.
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make sure anyone with asthma has their asthma under good control. >> reporter: we're seeing multiple cases of enterovirus here in los angeles county. but going back to the case of the girl in rhode island, health officials saying that combination very rare. reena, t.j.? cdc investigators are on the ground in dallas contacting anyone who had close contact with the ebola patient being treated there. the cdc team wants to ensure those people are watch ed closey every day for 21 days. among those possibly some children who attend dallas schools. texas governor rick perry tried to reassure worried parents. >> i know that parents are being extremely concerned about that development. but let me assure these children have been identified and they are being monitored, and the disease cannot be transmitted before having any symptoms. >> the ebola patient identified as thomas eric duncan went to a
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dallas emergency room when he first became ill. he was given antibiotics and told to go back home despite telling a nurse he had arrived from west africa. the stock market opens lower this morning. the ebola crisis is one of the reasons. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 230 points after disappointing economic news and fears about ebola. u.s. manufacturing slowed last month. german manufacturing as well. investors also dumped airline stocks because americans may put off travel after that first ebola case was reported in the u.s. the secret service director has stepped down after just 18 months on the job, forced out in the wake of back-to-back security scandals. julia pierson first came under fire after the agency failed to reveal how far an intruder got inside the white house after jumping the fence. she also failed to report an incident in atlanta two weeks ago when a private guard with a gun was allowed to ride on an elevator with president obama. police are getting high-tech
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help in the search for missing university of virginia student hannah graham. nearly three weeks after she vanished, they are now using a drone with a high quality camera to comb the area. this is giving them a new vantage point. the next court date for the suspect in the disappearance of graham, jesse matthew, has been rescheduled. it's going to be in december. matthew may be linked to several disappearances and sexual assaults. the manhunt for the gunman accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper has put hunting season on hold. state officials decided to ban hunting in six towns in the poconos keeping people away after police announce that powerful pipe bombs were found in the woods. the search for eric frein continues this morning, three weeks after the ambush outside a state police barracks. a florida man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty in a racially charged murder case in the northern part of the state. jeff diehl reports from jacksonville. >> reporter: the family of jordan davis expressed they have mixed emotions after two years of waiting and finally learning
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the man who killed their 17-year-old son was found guilty of first-degree murder. >> we, the jury, find the defendant guilty of first-degree murder. >> reporter: michael dunn didn't show much emotion when the verdict was read. the verdict means jurors found his murder was premeditated. dunn is a brevard county man who fired into an suv full of unarmed teens at a jacksonville gas station in 2012 during a dispute over loud music killing davis. >> we don't want or need your sympathy. >> reporter: prosecutors say dunn fired because davis talked back and disrespected him, but dunn testified davis had a weapon and threatened him. >> i said [ bleep ] is what he said. >> reporter: jurors apparently didn't buy this self-defense claim, and davis' family said afterward they're happy with the verdict but still sad about what happened to their son and they also know it's affecting others. >> we are very grateful that justice has been served. justice not only for jordan but justice for trayvon. >> reporter: dunn now faces life in prison. that's exactly what prosecutors
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say they will be asking for. his sentencing is set for october 17th. for abc news, jeff diehl in jacksonville, florida. a texas father's 12-year search for his daughter has come to an end. sabrina allen, you are seeing her there when she was 4 years old. that's when she was kidnapped by her mother and taken to mexico. she spent the next 12 years on the run. sabrina rarely left the apartment, didn't go to school. a tip finally led police to them. the mother now arrested. both of them being brought back here, but now sabrina wants nothing to do with her father. >> sabrina, i've been looking for you. you don't know how hard. i love you. please, please, open up yourself to come home. give us a chance. >> sabrina's being cared for by the fbi's victim's services and seeing a therapist right now. her mother clearly turned her
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against her father. there is no timetable for them to be reunited. this is an awful, awful story. and the young -- 4 years old. she doesn't know any better. probably doesn't have a lot of memories of her dad. this is just awful for that man. >> she was 4 at the time when she was kidnapped. now she's 17. heartbreaking. the dad says all he wants is a hug. he wants to know can i have a hug from you. he even went to mexico, put around fliers and tried really hard. you know the mother said a lot of things about the father and why he wasn't around. >> he kept going and kept trying and didn't give up. now he's got his daughter back, but will he ever really have his daughter back. hope that works out. on to weather. here's a look for you. a huge stretch of the midwest facing severe storms. hail, strong winds from the gulf up to canada. showers from north dakota to minnesota. clear along both coasts, except for some rain in south florida. >> a cold front from canada. that's what's kicking up these storms. the first of that chill arriving in northern montana and wyoming. still 80s and 90s along the
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southern half of the country. mostly 60s and 70s elsewhere. now a lesson in how not to pull off a robbery with style. >> with style? >> yeah, when you rob a place, you want to have style when you do it. a convenience store catches these guys. they are trying to walk out without paying for beer. they each grab three cases, trying to look cool as they just walk past the register, but they can't open the door. that's the problem. >> they kind of look like laurel and hardy. once outside they kept dropping the beer. they finally left one case behind. can you imagine what happened when they finally popped the top of one of those shaken cans? >> it clearly says pull man. that's too bad. look at him. he's stumbling outside, dropping beer. this is hilarious. >> this is the part i don't get. they just took beer. no money. just beer. >> that's all you need.
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you don't take more than you need. >> right. >> i'm just saying. i would have taken some doughnuts, diet pepsi for after the hangover. >> that's you. everybody doesn't have your criminal mind. we've got "the skinny" coming your way. we don't know if this is hilarious or creepy. one a-lister's new commercial going viral. first, those sell-by dates on products at the grocery. should you believe all of them and throw everything away when they're expired? we'll give you expert advice. you're watching "world news now." ♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you
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♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away welcome back to "world news now." up next here, we're talking about food labels. you know, those sell-by dates and best by dates. a lot of us live by them. you may be surprised to learn you could be throwing away thousands of dollars of food a year, and some of it is still okay to eat. >> a lot of us believe they are expiration dates. that isn't always the case. 90% of consumers have thrown out food because of confusion. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: best by, use by, enjoy by, sell by. we've all seen the labels with dates, but what do they actually mean? >> they don't mean anything.
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>> reporter: dr. michael hanson, a senior scientist with consumer reports, says consumers mistakenly believe these are really expiration dates. >> what most people think it means is that the food is bad after that date and they shouldn't eat it. it could be hazardous. so they tend to throw it out. >> reporter: for the most part, this is not the last date the food is safe to eat. instead, the manufacturer determined it's the last day the product is at its peak quality. the guidelines for label dating vary from state to state. some states have no guidelines at all. >> this is required to be labeled. >> reporter: the only product with a federally regulated date? infant formula. even the food industry recognizes that current practices do not adequately serve all consumers and tells us there's an effort among many partners to improve current code dating practices with the goal of creating a uniform global standard. >> use by, sell by and nothing
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but just a date. >> reporter: organic valley tells us its milk comes from various suppliers who use different wording. but dr. hanson and others believe these confusing terms lead to major waste and major money out of your pocket. one author says a family of four throws out up to $2,300 of food each year. how much of that is due to label confusion isn't known, but experts say they are sure it's part of the problem. in many cases, the food is still safe to eat after those dates. milk can be good for up to one week after the printed date. eggs within three to five weeks from your purchase date. and certain canned goods like soup and green beans can be good on the shelf for up to five years unopened. >> you just use common sense. the food will smell or taste bad before it gets to the point that it's going to make you sick. >> reporter: common sense advice that never expires. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york.
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>> reena, you're wasting milk, wasting food at the house. >> no, you throw the milk away on the expiration date because it smells bad. when it smells bad, you don't give it to your kid. >> you are telling me every jug of milk you've bought on that date smells bad? >> it says the date of the expiration, throw it out. nobody will eat it in their cereal or put it in their coffee. >> they've gotten into the minds of consumers. we've been programmed in such a way that we will throw out good food. you even think it smells bad on that day. >> it's not psychosomatic. we polled our viewers on facebook.com and asked their opinions. this one is from jennifer curtis. this is my motto. it's my in-laws motto, if it's not moldin', it's golden. >> she's not wasting anything. >> she's not. "the skinny" is coming up next. say hello to hollywood's latest little addition. and we'll see what the next
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ice bucket challenge is and which celebri they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go.
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♪ skinny sonny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ let's begin with the long recovery ahead for tracy morgan. >> new images that show the comedian in a wheelchair entering a new york hospital.
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morgan is battling to recover from the deadly limo crash with a walmart truck driver. >> the comedian may never perform again saying the jury is still out. doctors don't know the answer either. it's a milestone for mila kunis and ashton kutcher. they are welcoming a baby daughter. they arrived at cedars sinai hospital in los angeles at 6:00 a.m. on tuesday morning. just the two of them, no entourage. the baby was born tuesday night right on schedule. >> the couple met on the set of "that 70s show" back in the '90s and became an item in 2001. on the heels of the success of the a.l.s. ice bucket challenge that was everywhere, there's a new virus one emerging for a good cause. but considering it's now breast cancer awareness month it could be confusing. >> the trend started to take off when hugh jackman posted a picture on twitter. he's on the left with some buddies at the gym. they are taking part in the #feelingnuts campaign. november is normally the month
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to raise awareness for testicular cancer but it looks like the movement is getting a jump start. >> what you are seeing there is ricky gervais. jackman tapped him to respond. he responded in a major way. no word on if there's supposed to be a fund-raising element to this campaign. the pictures are interesting. speaking of viral, there's nothing more than advertisers want than having your commercials go viral. we'll happily play into that trap because this one is pretty funny. >> it's jeff goldblum. he's hocking ge light bulbs. almost a million youtube views since it was released three days ago. >> you, too, can achieve perfect lighting. there's room for one more. have your lighting servant get a ge link light bulb. only $14.97. that's less than what i tip the guy who tips people for me. >> this is classic goldblum. he has a way, a style. it comes through in this. they are hoping to sell a lot of light bulbs because of it. >> i bet they will.
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around. >> reporter: and when they do, rick snyder is there to scoop it up. from the side of the road, from the change dispensers at local car washes. >> convenience stores are another place you find money. >> reporter: snyder is what you'd call a coin collector, but not the kind that typically comes to mind. this started on a whim a little more than ten years ago picking up the change others so carelessly discarded while he was out doing his daily feedings of his cats. >> i started accumulating it just to see how much i could find, and it snowballed from there. >> reporter: from this, to this. $21,495. perfectly divvied up in 150 planter's peanut jars. and snyder wanted to donate every single dime and quarter, nickel and penny, too. >> i said i'd like to make a donation, but there's a it's going to be cumbersome. >> very surprised, yeah. shocked.
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>> reporter: it was the largest donation both in size and definitely in weight the gulf shore animal league had ever received. >> too bad more people aren't like him. i think this world would be a lot -- a lot better shape. >> reporter: and not missing a step with the click of his pedometer, snyder was at it again. too many cats to save. too many coins to collect. alex hobson, abc action news. >> that's -- the donation, the money is one thing. the way he went about doing it and taking as long as he did. kind of a cool story. a little strange at times. >> my cats and i are very happy about that. >> you have a cat? do you really? >> no. but on "world news now" between commercial breaks, i do. >> i thought that was your cat. you look like you belong together. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." the head of the secret service is out, stepping down under pressure from both sides of the aisle after two major security breaches. president obama says it's time for new leadership. full details in just a minute. the patient being treated for ebola in dallas has prayed with his family by phone. his illness has a city on alert. the latest from texas just ahead. a drone is now helping in the search for missing university of virginia student hannah graham. the unmanned aircraft is on loan from virginia tech.
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and police are relying on its high-powered camera to cover new ground. court documents show michael phelps' blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when he was arrested. police say his eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurred. those are some of our top stories on this thursday october 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well, a good thursday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. good to have you here with us. >> we're going to kick this off, this first half hour with the fallout from the embarrassing secret service breaches. the head of the agency is out a job. >> shocking securi those charged witecti it proved to be too much for first woman to run tht more from abc's karen travers. >> reporter: with pressure mounting on the secret service, director julia pierson offered her resignation.
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>> she believed it was in the best interest of the agency to which she has dedicated her career. lehip cyresident concluded that reson hot seat on capitol hill as lawmakers from both parties blasted the secret service for how it handled last month's major security breach at the white house. >> this is disgraceful. this is absol o east room before being neutralized by an off-duty agent. the incident sparked growing concerns about the culture and effectret pierson had bf lawmakers started to call for her resignation. >> i just don't see how she could make the changes that are necessary in this position and i didn't see hud s th >> reporter: an incident in atlanta on september 16th may have been the final straw. president obama was visiting the
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cdc headr th in an elevator here encounteredard sources say began to ac the secret service decided to do a backgroundhe discovered the man had been charged wirime beed bes the pent,ally because the man in a allegedly had a gun. yesterday omar gonzalez plead not guilty to charges stemming from that september 19th security breach. he's currently being held without bond. t.j., reena? >> karen, thank you. the cdc is investigating emilo whn wi cold-like symptoms and breathing problems. her condition deteriorated rapidly. she died of a staph infection associated with enterovirus. >> it's not clear, you know, what role the enterovirus had but clearly the death was a sepsis death. >> the cdc is also investigating whether the virus is to blame
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for a dozen cases of paralysis-like symptoms reported in young patients in five states. we're learning new details about the patient being treated for ebola at a dallas hospital. "the new york times" reporting the man contracted the virus in liberia after helping an justys b woman to th traveled to the u.s. with more on the patie the precautions, here now cecilia vega. >> reporter: in this dallas hospital, thomas eric duncan desperately ill. doctors saying he's in serious condition but awake and asking for food. quarantined while outside the city of dallas is on high alert. >> this is all hands on deck. >> reporter: disease detectives from the cdc now here on the ground in a race to find out if duncan spread ebola to anyone else. tracing his path from the hot zone in west africa, this much they know.
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his journey begins on the 19th of september. day one, already infected but no obvious symptoms. he leaves liberia. at the airport screening, like every other passenger, his temperature probably taken withp then getting on a united airlines flight full of passengers. the next day arrdall complex to visit f still, no signs of ebola. but four days later, he start getk. contagious. just over 24 hours later, he is so ill, he walks into this dallas emergency room telling a nurse he'd traveled from west africa. but here, the critical breakdown. that nurse didn't pass the information along, and he's sent home. three days later, he is back at the hospital, this time rushed by ambulance fighting for his life. >> i have all confidence in the cdc that we have contained this virus within the number of people that we're looking at now. >> reporter: investigators monitoring up to 18 people in all from the three emts who first treated duncan in the ambulance to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room and
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his family. adults and five children potentially exposed. their schools alerted, even scrubbed down. neighbors here worried. >> i am scared because there's a lot of children out here and a lot of us, this is something new to us. it's something scary that i never thought would come here in the united states. >> reporter: some schools sent letters to parents alerting them of the situation. in a sign of just how nervous some parents are, some parents plan to pull their children out of school altogether temporarily. dallas county health officials telling me they'd not be surprised if another ebola patient comes forward. cecilia vega, abc news, dallas. >> this is scary. we've been watching this from afar. those numbers keep going up and up. this thing is not contained. 7,000 cases. 3,300 dead at least. now you're talking about this in the united states. and hearing that children were exposed to this and then went to school. they tell us you aren't contagious unless you have symptoms, but that doesn't make anybody feel better. >> also a potential ebola case in hawaii where a patient is
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being kept in isolation. when it's isolation, they are sick and contagious. when it's quarantine, they are considered well but exposed. waiting to see what happens in that case. >> hopefully we'll get the all clear. meanwhile, we're going to turn to hong kong where pro-democracy demonstrations have entered their seventh day. they are demanding the city's chief executive resign by the end of the day or they'll start occupying key government buildings. and in washington, the chinese foreign minister told reporters the protests were an internal chinese matter. a texas father's relentless search for his missing daughter has come to an end. sabrina allen, 4 years old you're seeing there. she's 17 now. she was kidnapped by her mother and taken to mexico. during the next 12 years, sabrina rarely left the apartment, didn't go to school. a tip finally led police to arrest the mom. now both of them are back to austin, but sabrina doesn't want to see her father. there's no timetable for them to be reunited. a big victory for former speaker of the house tom delay
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in his decade-old money laundering case. the highest criminal court in texas upheld an earlier ruling that said there was not enough evidence for the jury to convict delay. he's maintained all along the case was politically motivated. a mix-up at a north carolina jail allowed a rape suspect to walk free. the suspect, brandon cozart, was arrested on five felony counts of statutory rape for allegedly having sex with two girls both under 15. just a couple hours later, another inmate, brandon maurice smith, made bond. the wake county sheriffs explained just exactly what happened next. >> the detention officer didn't take the time to ask for the full name. just said brandon. of course, brandon stood up and came out. >> a second opportunity to catch their mistake missed when cozart signed his own name on brandon smith's bond papers. cozart's taste of freedom was very brief. he's already back in custody. passengers who parked their cars near the charlotte airport got an unpleasant surprise when they arrived back in north
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carolina. several cars left with the airport valet were infested with ants. entire colonies moved into some of these cars. some customers complained the ants bit them and had a tough time getting rid of those ants once they drove away. >> they were streaming all through the interior of the car and all over the exterior of the car. >> but, hey, it's all good because the valet service, you know what they did? they refunded their parking charges. all is forgiven. managers say the ants are running rampant near the parking lots. traps and insecticides, maybe they'll do the trick. >> i would have thrown in a bottle of pesticide or -- >> or a bottle of champagne. something. speaking from champagne to pepsi, it's going to sell a new product in a new way. it's pepsi true. it will have fewer calories than the traditional version as the entire soft drink industry is battered over health issues, and it will only be sold online by
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amazon. pepsi true will be naturally sweetened and sold in 7.5-ounce cans. eventually, yes, pepsi will sell it in the grocery stores. from true to blue, giant grain silos are now the world's biggest six-pack. workers put the finishing touches on the structure to turn them into replicas of labatt blue. that's a beer can. the silos are part of a new business complex which includes a brewery. one of those silos will hold grain for the brewery but won't be labatt beer. let's turn to some weather, shall we? fall coming down from canada. it's whipping up pretty nasty storms in the middle of the country. thunderstorms blowing in off the gulf of mexico as well. rain and snow across montana and wyoming. >> and that's where we'll see the first sign of a big chill that's coming. but still in the 80s and 90s in the southern half of the country and a heat wave in parts of the west. mostly 60s and 70s elsewhere. if you have an itch, there's only one thing to do.
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scratch it. >> take a look at this. this is in washington state. we've all done this before. his claws couldn't reach it, but you have a natural back scratcher out there on the spot. the washington department of fish and wildfire posted this on facebook where it's been seen some 600,000 times. we've all done -- maybe not up against a tree but whatever you can find in a building, a wall, a door. >> oh, there you go. >> that's my stomach actually. >> is that right? we'll get you some food. bagels come out in about 30 minutes. >> yeah, that's going to get it done. going pink during the month of october. in the name of breast cancer awareness. why women of color face so many challenges. also ahead, two boys victimized while selling lemonade. how their neighborhood outrage captured worldwide attention. wait until you see who stepped up to help them. facing fear while swimming in the ocean. can you scare away sharks by wearing a new high-tech bracelet? it's an invention making a splash. you're watching "world news now."
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>> reporter: for three years, marlena ortiz questioned her doctors about a lump in her breast. but at such a young age and no family history of breast cancer, her worries were dismissed. by age 25 when she was finally diagnosed, her cancer was stage 2. >> a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. >> reporter: and how are you today? >> i'm good. i'm cancer-free. yea! >> reporter: good for you. a success story. but to some degree ortiz has defied the odds. ironically, hispanic and african-american women are less likely to get breast cancer than white women, but their chances of dying from the disease are higher for several reasons. culturally, there can be a stigma associated with breast cancer and that can delay diagnosis. there are also biological challenges. a genetic predisposition to triple negative cancers that strike harder and younger. >> african-american women and caribbean-american women in particular get a much more angry
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form of breast cancer than white women do. and it's often harder to treat. >> and because minority women often with greater economic challenges are less likely to seek out medical care, they are often diagnosed when the disease is more advanced. but there is a front line in the battle. regular mammograms. >> the challenge has been getting the message out to african-american women to caribbean-american women to hispanic women that mammograms are important and mammograms save lives. >> reporter: until now, lack of insurance was the main reason women skipped mammograms. new health laws have made access easier. ortiz understands firsthand the difficulties women face and advises -- >> if you do feel something, say something and demand it's looked at by a machine and not just magical hands, right? >> reporter: dr. jennifer ashton, abc news, new york. >> that's really great advice. if you are over the age of 40, you should be getting one every year. if you are under 40 but have family history, they say please go and get one done as well.
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i've been fortunate enough i don't have any history, but i've often thought about a lot of girlfriends that didn't have family history and had a lump appear. i think about it all the time that, maybe i should get checked out. there really isn't a -- >> you said 40 there. but if you have a family history, do they recommend it -- >> you don't wait until 40 if you have family history. get it checked out, absolutely. >> this is a great month. it's on people's minds. this month is fantastic. you'll be hearing plenty from us at abc about that. speaking of survivors, what about shark bands. coming up, it's a new gadget that you actually wear that will ward off sharks in the water. >> i don't know if i trust it. it sounds like a good idea but does this actually work and who is testing it? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ we're talking about surfing here. no kidding, besides just the water being cold, the thing on your mind, is there a shark lurking somewhere in these waters? we have an idea. it's an idea so good the big wigs at abc "shark tank," the investors there, they like it. ironically, this is a product that's supposed to keep sharks away. >> if you are too scared to go back into the water, a father and son from south carolina have just the invention. here's stephanie baynam from our charleston affiliate with the story. >> reporter: sharks. we often don't see them in our murky low country waters but we know they're there. just lurking underneath the surface. >> most shark attacks occur in shallow, murky water where the shark is just relying on its electrical sense to see what's around it. and occasionally they'll come up to people and take a nip out of
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you to figure out what you are. >> reporter: who wants to wait around for that to happen? not nathan garrison and his dad david who were determined to take out the fear factor from the ocean they love so much. >> after one particularly frightening day in the water, it was just really spooky. i came in and said enough, like it's time to do something about this. and we started researching different technologies that were available. >> reporter: after three years of research and design, the solution came in a rather simple form. shark bands. a magnetic wrist band that wards off sharks. the father/son team invented it with the help of shark repellent technology scientists. >> sharks are really interesting animals. it puts off a field that really disrupts that electrical sense, and it's really unpleasant for the shark but doesn't harm it, and it turns away and flees.
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>> reporter: nathan and his dad would know. they put their product to the test, really to the test, placing the shark bands in the middle of chum and then swam with the sharks. >> sharks do not like this product and they want to swim away very, very quickly. so we did testing with ourselves at stake being in the water with three or four sharks. >> reporter: worn on the wrist or ankle, it's a small size of a watch with the big power to repel a shark. >> peace of mind is really the heart of what we're trying to give people. >> reporter: getting a little peace of mind from what's trying to get a little piece of you. >> i think it's interesting. i think it looks cool. it's about 40 bucks. >> does that really work? would you trust that? >> he was in the middle of all that shark bait. >> but that's him. he's trying to sell a product. >> you want to test it out? >> one on each wrist, ankle, i need the necklace version, the headband. >> was this the hawaii vacation you went on recently? >> this was not. i'm scared to death of sharks. sharks and snakes are my issue. >> this could be good tv. put t.j. out there and test the product.
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♪ it's your birthday ♪ it's your birthday ♪ it's your birthday ♪ it's your birthday all right. turning to a heartwarming story about a community that came together to help two kids. these are two boys running their own lemonade stand. that's sweet and innocent enough. and then somebody stole their money. then the neighbors took action. >> we hear stories about thieves all the time, but this story goes beyond that. it's about two best friends who fought crime with hope and a puppy. >> reporter: they're best friends with the same name. spencer and spencer. and right there with them -- a little dog named coconut.
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but wait until you hear how this westie joined the group. it all started when 13-year-old spencer bergman asked his mom for a puppy. >> she said save up to $500, and i thought i could do that. >> reporter: that's when the determined seventh grader recruited his pal spencer tarbet and set up a lemonade stand in their northern virginia neighborhood. business was booming until the unthinkable. the lemonade stand was robbed. >> we were bursting into tears. >> reporter: but the boys would make lemons into lemonade. the stand reopening and donations pouring in. >> people would hand in like a 20 and let us keep the change. >> reporter: then a very special gift. a local music shop owner donating this book, the preteen favorite "diary of a wimpy kid." inside a $15 gift and a note. "please don't lose faith in people." >> it was pretty exciting. >> reporter: but that wasn't all. the spencers' story reaching "diary of a wimpy kid" author jeff kinney himself.
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he video chatted with them and sent 150 bucks. >> he said you should keep going for your goal. >> reporter: finally, that puppy payoff with a twist. it turns out spencer was just shy of his $500 goal when a neighbor gave him coconut for free saving him from the pound. and all that cash they raised? well, it will be used for a very cute cause. >> we're using it for food and for his halloween costume and all those cool things. >> coconut, you are so cute. >> the animal stories. you love the animals. >> how do you not love animals? i think this is a great story. great lesson and kudos to the author for helping out. >> a lesson as well to keep an eye on your money. keep an eye on your money, kids. >> but when you are young, you have faith in society. we're too old and jaded. >> faith is gone. >> we're too oiled nd jaded.
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this morning on "worlds this morning on "world news now" -- ebola investigation. tough questions about the patient in dallas. how a hospital initially turned him away, and the family members and neighbors potentially exposed. >> i don't even know what symptoms you have to have or nothing like that. >> the growing public health concerns. security scandal. the head of the secret service stepping down in embarrassment. >> i believe that you have done a disservice to the president of the united states. >> as the white house fence jumper faces justice. later, safety lessons on the bus. a videotape showing the dangers of public transportation and the big question, why are there no seat belts on transit buses? it's thursday, october 2nd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. talking about somebody we told you about on this show last week. a new artist, ed sheeran. i don't want to give him a promo. we can talk about him later. we've discovered some new music we'll probably share. >> one thing i'm really excited about that may make you blush, panda porn. >> why would i blush about panda porn? >> i think you might blush. >> why? >> partly because dan harris is going to be telling us all about panda porn. >> now we have a problem. throw dan into that. now we have an issue.g$)ót we do, as always, have serious news. we'll start with ebola. the story gets bigger and bigger. a liberian man being treated for ebola in texas. according to "the new york times," that patient cared for a woman who later died from the virus. >> we've also learned the man was sent home after his initial visit to a dallas emergency
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room, despite telling a nurse that he had been in west africa. abc's elizabeth herr has more from dallas. >> reporter: more controversy is coming to light over the airline passenger from west africa, thomas eric duncan, who brought ebola to texas. duncan was sent home from this dallas hospital on september 25th, even though he had symptoms similar to an ebola infection and told a nurse that he had come from ebola-ravaged west africa. >> if you get that kind of information, you have to act on it. >> reporter: officials did not act until after duncan was admitted to the same hospital on september 28th. now everybody who came in contact with him is under close observation, leaving some of his neighbors in this dallas apartment complex nervous. >> i don't even know what are the symptoms you have to have or nothing like that. >> reporter: health investigators are now monitoring more than 18 people, including
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five schoolchildren, potentially exposed to the virus. >> following people for 21 days is how you prevent infection. >> reporter: and dallas schools sending this message to concerned parents. >> it is important to know that individuals are not contagious until symptoms appear. >> these kids did not have symptoms. >> reporter: still, the affected schools are scrubbing down and hospitals around the country preparing for new ebola patients. >> it is possible that we will get more cases. >> reporter: the world health organization says ebola has sickened more than 7,000 people in west africa and killed more than 3,300. liberia, where thomas duncan traveled from, it is said to be one of the hardest hit countries in the epidemic. elizabeth herr, abc news, dallas. we've learned about a possible case of ebola in hawaii. investigators there say the patient is in isolation but has not been tested for the virus yet. the patient is being treated at queens medical center in honolulu. the hospital is following cdc
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guidelines for patients who have recently traveled to west africa and had certain symptoms. there's another virus out there that's in the news but hitting children especially hard, enterovirus 68. it's now possibly deadly. 10-year-old emily otrando was a healthy fifth grader from rhode island when she came down with cold-like symptoms and breathing problems last week. she was taken to the hospital and it's there where her condition rapidly deteriorated. doctors say she died from a staph infection associated with the enterovirus. >> the take-home message, if there is one, is make sure your kids are washing their hands five or six times a day. make sure anybody with asthma has their asthma under good control. >> some of the basics can prevent this. four deaths are now possibly linked to the enterovirus. the cdc is also investigating whether the virus is to blame for more than a dozen cases of paralysis-like symptoms in young patients. she was the first female head of the secret service and
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now she's out of a job. a casualty of two major security breaches at the white house. the president calling for new leadership after the agency held back information on the fence jumping incident and another lapse. for more here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: in the end, secret service director julia pierson could not protect her own job. >> over the last several days we've seen recent and accumulating reports raising questions about the performance of the agency, and the president concluded new leadership of that agency was required. >> reporter: pierson could not survive the devastating september 19th white house security breach when an intruder with a knife jumped the fence, ran across the north lawn, burst through an unlocked door and made it all the way to the east room before being tackled. the president and his daughters had left the building only four minutes earlier. that intruder, omar gonzalez, was in court pleading not guilty. >> this is disgraceful. this is absolutely disgraceful. >> i believe that you have done a disservice to the president of the united states.
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>> reporter: just hours after being grilled on capitol hill about that fiasco, another secret service security blunder was revealed. as mr. obama arrived at the centers for disease control in atlanta two weeks ago, he and the secret service entered an elevator with a plainclothes security guard. the guard, sources say, began acting star struck, taking pictures. caught off guard, the secret service questioned the man and were shocked to discover he was carrying a gun. and the background check revealed he had a criminal record. the president was never told about the breach. >> the white house first learned of that incident yesterday afternoon shortly before it was reported by -- before it was publicly reported by a news organization. >> reporter: that apparently was the last straw. after 30 years of government service, pierson was out. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. a tallahassee police officer has been placed on administrative leave after
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tasing a 62-year-old woman in the back as she walked away. take a look at this. that's viola young. she approached an officer to inquire about three people who were just arrested. you can see her here. she pulls away. she's walking away. the officer zaps her with the stun gun. she falls face first to the street. she's then arrested for resisting arrest. the police chief is promising a thorough investigation. he also posted the video by a witness saying he wants to be transparent with the community. we are learning more about michael phelps' arrest for drunk driving. court documents reveal the olympian's blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. the documents also state that phelps' eyes were red, bloodshot and police called his speech mushmouth. the arresting officer wrote after he placed phelps in custody, the swimmer appeared disoriented and argumentative. the "usa today" reporter nancy armor really going after phelps calling this, it's time for phelps, michael phelps, to grow up.
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that was the title of the article. the record he's holding, too, is way too much. meaning two duis. >> ten years apart. 19 during the first one. there is no excuse for a dui, but, yeah, ten years between those two. you don't want to see anybody at any point at any age make this kind of mistake. we shall see. very disappointing. he was flat-out drunk according to some of the numbers we're seeing. we'll turn to the highest criminal court in texas. they've refused to reinstate two money laundering convictions against former u.s. house majority leader tom delay. remember him? that ends now a nearly decade-long case against the one-time republican heavyweight. delay is not angry about the prosecution which he contended all along was politically motivated. >> i am very saddened that our political process and our justice process can be used for political gain and for -- this is nothing more than the criminalization of politics.
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>> two of the high court judges characterized delay's actions as quote, wheeling and dealing that was a tad shady but legal. an american president celebrated his past, present and future at his 90th birthday party yesterday. jimmy carter and rosalyn spent part of the day at the carter center where a new butterfly pollinator garden was inaugurated in his honor. one of his great granddaughters delivered a homemade card. the former president proves that 90 is the new 70. >> i've had a lot of good things in my life, but the best times have been the last 32 years. >> it was 32 years ago, the year after he left office, that he founded the carter center. its mission is to wage peace, fight disease and build hope around the world and for that, he was awarded the nobel peace prize in 2002. turning to a new tourist attraction that's really appeared on the national mall
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but could only be seen from a bird's-eye view. >> this giant six-acre landscaped portrait of a boy's face was made from tons of dirt and sand and doubles as an interactive walk-through experience. it's visible from the top of the washington monument, an airplane and even from outer space. >> the artist says it's not one person but a composite of different people representing the diversity of u.s. culture. well, coming up in "the mix," insults aimed at mom from a 4-year-old. >> yeah, it happens. and later, your favorite story of the day -- >> sure is. >> porn for pandas. zoo animals getting lessons on how to get wild, how to get it on. do you really need to teach an animal how to do that? >> sure you do. >> you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by vista print.
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an alarming new vides an alarming new video has surfaced reminding us how dangerous an ordinary bus ride can be. an suv runs a red light and gets slammed by a city bus at a busy interstate in washington state. >> passengers sent flying. this is raising the issue of seat belts and why so many buses don't have them. abc's david kerley takes us through that moment of impact. >> reporter: this bus has the green light. watch what happens in an instant.
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a car blows the red light, t-boned and all those cameras on board show what happened. even at just 25 miles an hour. look at the passengers standing. and a woman in a wheelchair tossed to the front of the bus. >> she went to the hospital already. stomach problem and lower back. >> reporter: we've seen plenty of bus crashes, drivers texting or swerving to avoid a car. there is a recommendation for seat belts on long-haul tour buses but there are no requirements for them on school buses or city transit buses. why? look at the numbers. statistics show you are 28 times safer in a city bus than your car. the public transit association says it would cost billions of dollars if seat belts are required, although standing passengers would be banned. so cities would have to buy more buses and hire more drivers to handle all the riders. david kerley, abc news, washington. coming up, getting frisky with pandas. getting the endangered species to breed is extremely difficult but crucial to survival.
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how some conservationists are getting creative. they are calling it panda porn. and our next half hour, how to conserve your food. all those sell by dates can be confusing and they are actually misleading. how to keep from throwing your food and your money out with the trash. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ well, when you are trying to save one of the most beautiful and iconic species on earth, you have to get creative. and sometimes you have to even get a little racy. it's been called panda porn. even though this is a late night program, it's not what you think. for more, we're "up all nightline" with abc's dan
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harris. >> reporter: with those black and white markings and that face, the giant panda is iconic. and endangered. >> 15% of the world population is found in captivity. so pandas are on the brink of extinction. >> reporter: a team of researchers at the china conservation and research center for the giant panda have dedicated their lives to restoring the panda population in china. >> as the conservationist, your goal is not just to have a breeding captive population. the ultimate goal is to replenish the wild and release these animals successfully back into the wild. >> breeding pandas in captivity is extremely difficult. the female panda is fertile just two days a year. to encourage mating, researchers are using visual stimulation. you might call it panda porn.
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each new generation of pandas is cause for celebration at the research center. these panda cubs will spend the next year in panda kindergarten learning how to climb trees and act like pandas. researchers recognize that a panda reliant on humans will never be able to survive in the wild. so at the panda base, humans get creative. keepers have to bring in bamboo so when they do so, they dress in panda suits. >> the panda suits seem rather comical at first seeing two giant pandas on walkie-talkies, but they are critical to the success of the wild releases for the pandas. >> reporter: this panda and his mom have been living undisturbed in the nature reserve for five months. but before researchers will release tao-tao into the wild,
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they have to make sure he recognizes a predator. tao-tao passes the test and he's ready for historic release into the wild. the culmination of 30 years of work for zhang. >> not only did he survive and then go through sort of the schooling program of becoming a full-fledged panda, but he was released into the wild. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> oh, tao-tao, we don't want you to leave. don't go back into the wild. i don't think that's a good idea. >> i don't think so either. can that work? these are the pros. he's not used to that environment. that's a scary place. like a child. you don't let them out and then throw them out in brooklyn and -- >> i don't think it's brooklyn. it's not brooklyn. >> nothing against brooklyn. >> i just want you to say you can catch "giant pandas" on
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thursday on natgeo wild. they are so cute. maybe that should be our mascot for "world news now." >> we have done enough panda stories since i've been here, it is our mascot. our mascot for "world news now."
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get max cleaning and freshness with every flush. lysol. start healthing. ♪ ♪ now it's time for "the mix." remember that show "kids say the darndest things." on youtube every parent is putting up crazy videos of everything their child says. but there's a woman named joanna stein who puts this camera on her head and listen to the crazy things her 4-year-old tells her. >> grandma, grandpa or you. mama, when you wave your arms really fast, sometimes it sound like you're clapping. did you take a shower today because i don't think it worked. >> she said my 4-year-old insulted me. fortunately, she's the author of "how not to calm a child on a plane" and other lessons in
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parenting. >> i could use that. i have plane issues right now. let's turn to another one. this is from ohio university. this is a sorority recruitment video. this is a sorority. it looks nice. trying to get people to come on board. this is who we are. look at our faces. you have blonds and brunettes. okay. some guys on campus saw this and thought they'd have fun. they did a parody. they did a shot by shot parody of it but with a twist. that twist being many of their shots look frankly ridiculous if you see guys doing the same thing. they throw in beer and cigarettes so it's kind of a guy thing. it's an honor -- >> makes a point. >> they are honoring their sisters, not just making fun of them. >> i'm curious if the sisters felt that was an honor. >> haven't got word of that yet. can you imagine doing a broadcast and having a bee fly around you? >> we've had issues before. all of us in this business. something is disturbing you. >> well, there is a meteorologist. take a look at her from the fox indianapolis station. jennifer kechmark is who you're looking at and that bee shows
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up. she doesn't know what to do. that bee, the reason it looks so big is it's a shot from their tower cam which enlarges the bee. >> and it was nowhere close to her. why is she going crazy? >> because it's a bee. >> it's outside miles away probably. >> it could sting you and maybe goes into shock. >> we'll go with that. let's show you the last one from a couple. they shot this stop motion video over the course of a woman's pregnancy. and the story line goes, here's a woman. she has a flat. she pulls over. guy comes to help her. going to put some air in her tire. he pumps the air into the tire but what you see, it's her belly. that's her getting pregnant. he falls, there's an explosion. he's a youtube personality and produces videos like this. something cute this couple decided to do and they have a healthy baby. >> very cute. the baby is real.
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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this morning on "world news now" -- growing threat. the mystery virus making american children sick from coast to coast. the new fatality under investigation and what parents need to know. lost and found. a girl who disappeared 12 years ago is found far from her texas home. how investigators cracked the case as an anxious father now waits to see his daughter. coin collector. a man who has been picking up loose change for years has a big plan for the nickels and dimes. teach a lesson in charity. and a little later, going public by grabbing their privates. hugh jackman leads a list of celebrities trying to get attention for a serious cause. that is in "the skinny" on this thursday, october 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> good morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. let's get right into it. i don't want to start with this story that is on your brain right now. >> sure, it can wait. >> we'll wait. >> i'll tease it's #feelingnuts. it's for a good cause. >> it's feeling? i thought it was going nuts. >> it's #feelingnuts. >> that's worse than feeling nuts. >> it has to do with prostate cancer. it's kind of clever. >> it is a serious cause but that's a hell of a way to get attention for it. but yeah, we have to begin this hour, another virus. we seem to be talking about a lot of viral things. a little scary out there. alarming new development. this nationwide outbreak, enterovirus 68 is striking children especially hard. >> we're learning more about a 10-year-old girl from rhode island who has died from the combination of the virus and a staph infection. abc's john ehrlichman has more.
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>> reporter: emily otrando's obituary describes her as a sweet child who loved animals and playing outdoors. the fifth grader was one of the many children across the country hit by enterovirus 68. in her case the end result was deadly. >> it's not clear what role the enterovirus had but clearly it was a sepsis death. >> reporter: sepsis meaning a life-threatening complication of an infection. the girl's illness began with cold-like symptoms and shortness of breath. her parents called 911 last week. after she arrived at the hospital, her condition deteriorated quickly. there are now 46 states with confirmed or suspected cases of enterovirus. in five states, officials investigating links to children suffering from paralysis. while health officials say most children infected with enterovirus will recover quickly and completely, they continue to stress simple prevention measures. >> the take home message if there is one, is, make sure your kids are washing their hands
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five or six times a day. make sure anyone with asthma has their asthma under good control. >> reporter: we're seeing multiple cases of enterovirus here in los angeles county. but going back to the case of the girl in rhode island, health officials saying that combination very rare. reena, t.j.? cdc investigators are on the ground in dallas contacting anyone who had close contact with the ebola patient being treated there. the cdc team wants to ensure those people are watched closely every day for 21 days. among those possibly some exposed are children who attend dallas schools. texas governor rick perry tried to reassure worried parents. >> i know that parents are being extremely concerned about that development. but let me assure these children have been identified and they are being monitored, and the disease cannot be transmitted before having any symptoms.
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>> the ebola patient identified as thomas eric duncan went to a dallas emergency room when he first became ill. he was given antibiotics and told to go back home despite telling a nurse he had arrived from west africa. the stock market opens lower this morning. the ebola crisis is one of the reasons. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 230 points after disappointing economic news and fears about ebola. u.s. manufacturing slowed last month. german manufacturing as well. investors also dumped airline stocks because americans may put off travel after that first ebola case was reported in the u.s. the secret service director has stepped down after just 18 months on the job, forced out in the wake of back-to-back security scandals. julia pierson first came under fire after the agency failed to reveal how far an intruder got inside the white house after jumping the fence. she also failed to report an incident in atlanta two weeks ago when a private guard with a gun was allowed to ride on an elevator with president obama.
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police are getting high-tech help in the search for missing university of virginia student hannah graham. nearly three weeks after she vanished, they are now using a drone with a high quality camera to comb the area. this is giving them a new vantage point. the next court date for the suspect in the disappearance of graham, jesse matthew, has been rescheduled. it's going to be in december. matthew may be linked to several disappearances and sexual assaults. the manhunt for the gunman accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper has put hunting season on hold. state officials decided to ban hunting in six towns in the poconos keeping people away after police announce that powerful pipe bombs were found in the woods. the search for eric frein continues this morning, three weeks after the ambush outside a state police barracks. a florida man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty in a racially charged murder case in the northern part of the state. jeff diehl reports from jacksonville. >> reporter: the family of jordan davis expressed they have
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mixed emotions after two years of waiting and finally learning the man who killed their 17-year-old son was found guilty of first-degree murder. >> we, the jury, find the defendant guilty of first-degree murder. >> reporter: michael dunn didn't show much emotion when the verdict was read. the verdict means jurors found his murder was premeditated. dunn is a brevard county man who fired into an suv full of unarmed teens at a jacksonville gas station in 2012 during a dispute over loud music killing davis. >> we don't want or need your sympathy. >> reporter: prosecutors say dunn fired because davis talked back and disrespected him, but dunn testified davis had a weapon and threatened him. >> i said [ bleep ] is what he said. >> reporter: jurors apparently didn't buy this self-defense claim, and davis' family said afterward they're happy with the verdict but still sad about what happened to their son and they also know it's affecting others. >> we are very grateful that justice has been served. justice not only for jordan but justice for trayvon. >> reporter: dunn now faces life in prison.
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that's exactly what prosecutors say they will be asking for. his sentencing is set for october 17th. for abc news, jeff diehl in jacksonville, florida. a texas father's 12-year search for his daughter has come to an end. sabrina allen, you are seeing her there when she was 4 years old. that's when she was kidnapped by her mother and taken to mexico. she spent the next 12 years on the run. sabrina rarely left the apartment, didn't go to school. a tip finally led police to them. the mother now arrested. both of them being brought back here, but now sabrina wants nothing to do with her father. >> sabrina, i've been looking for you. you don't know how hard. i love you. please, please, open up yourself to come home. give us a chance. >> sabrina's being cared for by the fbi's victim's services and seeing a therapist right now. her mother clearly turned her
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against her father. there is no timetable for them to be reunited. this is an awful, awful story. and the young -- 4 years old. she doesn't know any better. probably doesn't have a lot of memories of her dad. this is just awful for that man. >> she was 4 at the time when she was kidnapped. now she's 17. heartbreaking. the dad says all he wants is a hug. he wants to know can i have a hug from you. he even went to mexico, put around fliers and tried really hard. you know the mother said a lot of things about the father and why he wasn't around. >> he kept going and kept trying and didn't give up. now he's got his daughter back, but will he ever really have his daughter back. hope that works out. on to weather. here's a look for you. a huge stretch of the midwest facing severe storms. hail, strong winds from the gulf up to canada. showers from north dakota to minnesota. clear along both coasts, except for some rain in south florida. >> a cold front from canada. that's what's kicking up these storms. the first of that chill arriving in northern montana and wyoming. still 80s and 90s along the southern half of the country.
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mostly 60s and 70s elsewhere. now a lesson in how not to pull off a robbery with style. >> with style? >> yeah, when you rob a place, you want to have style when you do it. a convenience store catches these guys. they are trying to walk out without paying for beer. they each grab three cases, trying to look cool as they just walk past the register, but they can't open the door. that's the problem. >> they kind of look like laurel and hardy. once outside they kept dropping the beer. they finally left one case behind. can you imagine what happened when they finally popped the top of one of those shaken cans? >> it clearly says pull man. that's too bad. look at him. he's stumbling outside, dropping beer. this is hilarious. >> this is the part i don't get. they just took beer. no money. just beer. >> that's all you need. you don't take more than you need. >> right.
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i'm just saying. i would have taken some doughnuts, diet pepsi for after the hangover. >> that's you. everybody doesn't have your criminal mind. we've got "the skinny" coming your way. we don't know if this is hilarious or creepy. one a-lister's new commercial going viral. first, those sell-by dates on products at the grocery. should you believe all of them and throw everything away when they're expired? we'll give you expert advice. you're watching "world news now." ♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you
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♪ don't throw it all away ♪ don't throw it all away welcome back to "world news now." up next here, we're talking about food labels. you know, those sell-by dates and best by dates. a lot of us live by them. you may be surprised to learn you could be throwing away thousands of dollars of food a year, and some of it is still okay to eat. >> a lot of us believe they are expiration dates. that isn't always the case. 90% of consumers have thrown out food because of confusion. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: best by, use by, enjoy by, sell by. we've all seen the labels with dates, but what do they actually mean? >> they don't mean anything.
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>> reporter: dr. michael hanson, a senior scientist with consumer reports, says consumers mistakenly believe these are really expiration dates. >> what most people think it means is that the food is bad after that date and they shouldn't eat it. it could be hazardous. so they tend to throw it out. >> reporter: for the most part, this is not the last date the food is safe to eat. instead, the manufacturer determined it's the last day the product is at its peak quality. the guidelines for label dating vary from state to state. some states have no guidelines at all. >> this is required to be labeled. >> reporter: the only product with a federally regulated date? infant formula. even the food industry recognizes that current practices do not adequately serve all consumers and tells us there's an effort among many partners to improve current code dating practices with the goal of creating a uniform global standard. >> use by, sell by and nothing
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but just a date. >> reporter: organic valley tells us its milk comes from various suppliers who use different wording. but dr. hanson and others believe these confusing terms lead to major waste and major money out of your pocket. one author says a family of four throws out up to $2,300 of food each year. how much of that is due to label confusion isn't known, but experts say they are sure it's part of the problem. in many cases, the food is still safe to eat after those dates. milk can be good for up to one week after the printed date. eggs within three to five weeks from your purchase date. and certain canned goods like soup and green beans can be good on the shelf for up to five years unopened. >> you just use common sense. the food will smell or taste bad before it gets to the point that it's going to make you sick. >> reporter: common sense advice
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that never expires. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> reena, you're wasting milk, wasting food at the house. >> no, you throw the milk away on the expiration date because it smells bad. when it smells bad, you don't give it to your kid. >> you are telling me every jug of milk you've bought on that date smells bad? >> it says the date of the expiration, throw it out. nobody will eat it in their cereal or put it in their coffee. >> they've gotten into the minds of consumers. we've been programmed in such a way that we will throw out good food. you even think it smells bad on that day. >> it's not psychosomatic. we polled our viewers on facebook.com and asked their opinions. this one is from jennifer curtis. this is my motto. i live by it. it's my in-laws motto, if it's not moldin', it's golden. >> she's not wasting anything. >> she's not. "the skinny" is coming up next. say hello to hollywood's latest little addition. and we'll see what the next ice bucket challenge is and which celebrities are doing it.
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that's next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny so skinny let's begin with the long recovery ahead for tracy morgan. >> new images that show the comedian in a wheelchair entering a new york hospital.
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morgan is battling to recover from the deadly limo crash with a walmart truck driver. >> the comedian may never perform again saying the jury is still out. doctors don't know the answer either. it's a milestone for mila kunis and ashton kutcher. they are welcoming a baby daughter. they arrived at cedars sinai hospital in los angeles at 6:00 a.m. on tuesday. just the two of them, no entourage. the baby was born tuesday night right on schedule. >> the couple met on the set of "that 70s show" back in the '90s and became an item in 2001. on the heels of the success of the a.l.s. ice bucket challenge that was everywhere, there's a new virus one emerging for a good cause. but considering it's now breast cancer awareness month it could be confusing. >> the trend started to take off when hugh jackman posted a picture on twitter. he's on the left with some buddies at the gym. they are taking part in the #feelingnuts campaign. november is normally the month to raise awareness for
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testicular cancer but it looks like the movement is getting a jump start. >> what you are seeing there is ricky gervais. jackman tapped him to respond. he responded in a major way. no word on if there's supposed to be a fund-raising element to this campaign. the pictures are interesting. speaking of viral, there's nothing more than advertisers want than having your commercials go viral. we'll happily play into that trap because this one is pretty funny. >> it's jeff goldblum. he's hocking ge light bulbs. almost a million youtube views since it was released three days ago. >> you, too, can achieve perfect lighting. there's room for one more. have your lighting servant get a ge link light bulb. only $14.97. that's less than what i tip the guy who tips people for me. >> this is classic goldblum. he has a way, a style. it comes through in this. they are hoping to sell a lot of
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>> people leave money laying around. >> reporter: and when they do, rick snyder is there to scoop it up. from the side of the road, from the change dispensers at local car washes. >> convenience stores are another place you find money. >> reporter: snyder is what you'd call a coin collector, but not the kind that typically comes to mind. this started on a whim a little more than ten years ago picking up the change others so carelessly discarded while he was out doing his daily feedings of his cats. >> i started accumulating it just to see how much i could find, and it snowballed from there. >> reporter: from this, to this. $21,495. perfectly divvied up in 150 planter's peanut jars. and snyder wanted to donate every single dime and quarter, nickel and penny, too. >> i said i'd like to make a donation, but there's a complication. it's going to be cumbersome. >> very surprised, yeah.
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shocked. >> reporter: it was the largest donation both in size and definitely in weight the gulf shore animal league had ever received. >> too bad more people aren't like him. i think this world would be a lot -- a lot better shape. >> reporter: and not missing a step with the click of his pedometer, snyder was at it again. too many cats to save. too many coins to collect. alex hobson, abc action news. >> that's -- the donation, the money is one thing. the way he went about doing it and taking as long as he did. kind of a cool story. a little strange at times. >> my cats and i are very happy about that. >> you have a cat? do you really? >> no. but on "world news now" between commercial breaks, i do. >> i thought that was your cat. you look like you belong together. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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. making news in america this morning. containing ebola. new details about the patient who caught ebola before flying to texas. why the hospital first sent him home. could he have infected others on the flight or children who went to school? happening now, the sefrp for a missing marine who fell from an aircraft in trouble. and the search for hannah graham. going high-tech as they rush to find the missing college student. and sign him up, the 9-year-old soccer prodigy. yes, nine. just signed to one of the best teams in the world.

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