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again. >> the secret to this lies in our sense of smell. here's molly hunter with this incredible story. >> reporter: walking again, four years after being paralyzed by a knife attack. >> translator: when there is nothing, you can't feel almost half of your body. you are very helpless, lost. but when it begins to come back, it's like starting fresh, as if you were born again. >> reporter: after 2010, derek fittaker never thought he'd be able to feel anything below his chest. now watch. one foot in front of the other. baby steps and the product of four decades of research. a pioneering cell transplant in poland. our partners at the bbc spoke with the lead researchers. >> i've waited about 40 years for a moment like this. and i am hopeful that this moment will be repeated and confirmed by independent assessors. >> reporter: doctors believe the sense of smell holds the key to reversing paralysis.
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the olfactory bulbs seen in green transmit odor information to the brain and the nerve fibers regenerate constantly. in two separate operations, surgeons removed derek's olfactory bulbs and injected cells around it in the gap in his spinal cord. doctors hoped those cells would provide a pathway to allow the spinal cord to repair itself. >> i believe this is the moment when paralysis can be reversed. >> reporter: since the operations, derek has regained muscle mass movement and sensation. mri scans suggest that gap in the spine has now closed. >> people in wheelchairs will be filled with hope and excitement and they have to know that, in my view, the development stage of this is still another three to five years. >> reporter: and while there's hope, no one knows yet if this will work on other patients. >> this is a clinical study on one patient. and what we'd like to see is the study expanded. >> reporter: the leader of the research team called this more
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impressive than putting a man on the moon. it could be a pivotal moment. it's too early to tell with one clinical trial. >> you say it could be. how many people could this possibly help? >> there are 3 million people paralyzed in this world. not everyone is a candidate. many cases you have a spine that's been crushed. in derek's case, the spine was cut creating that gap where this treatment was able to bridge. >> fascinating. sounds like hope for so many people that didn't think they had it before. abc's molly hunter, thank you. coming up, family feud. new audio revealing more about a knock-down, drag-out fight involving alaska's former first family. and ahead in our next half hour, the beer census. sampling every kind of beer in the u.s. meet the guys doing this tough job for your benefit. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. rior benefit. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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so a few weeks ago, sarah palin and her family made headlines for being caught up in a brawl. late yesterday an audiotape surfaced that sheds new light on the events of that evening. you hear palin's daughter bristol in a raw and emotional state. here now, dan harris. >> a guy comes out of nowhere, and take me by the -- push me to the ground. [ bleep ]. get the [ bleep ] out of here. i don't know this guy. >> this is a new kind of alaskan wildlife. the palin family in their natural habitat.
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in a police recording from september, an hysterical bristol palin gives cops her version of how a party got wildly out of hand. >> tell me what happened. >> my little sister comes over to me and said some old lady just pushed me. she just hit me. oh, no. no one is going to touch my sister. >> reporter: sarah palin can be heard in the background. >> what would he be doing pushing girls around? >> reporter: the family found themselves embroiled in controversy when a fight involving up to 20 people erupted outside the party. >> it was like we were on the jerry springer episode. >> reporter: witnesses say it all started when palin's son allegedly attacked another partygoer. his sister willow's ex-boyfriend. >> i'm going to defend my sister. she's 20 years old. >> reporter: at some point, bristol palin started pummeling another guest. >> they were knocking his head back. he sat there and took those shots. >> reporter: bristol insisted she wasn't the one who started it. >> he took my $300 sunglasses
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and -- i'm [ bleep ] left here. >> reporter: political bloggers said the palins had made an entrance befitting a more soiree. they arrived in a stretch hummer. as beer began to flow, tempers began to flare. >> they were knocking his head back, and he was straightening his head back up and got hit again. >> reporter: sarah palin had her mama bear claws out. >> i heard sarah palin scream out, "you know who we are, don't you?" >> reporter: in the end, no one involved in the brawl wanted to press charges. the palin family could not be reached for comment. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> sarah palin said she was proud of her children. stood by her. mama bear that she is? >> yeah, we've all been there. who hasn't had a family outing look that, though. right? just saturday. >> you holmes folks are -- >> you should see us in west memphis. we get down on weekend nights. >> just weekend nights? >> we reserve that kind of behavior for the weekends.
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are you kidding me? behavior for the weekends. are you kidding me?
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now it's time for "the mix." going to kick it off, or should i? >> ikea. haunted house ikea. >> you like this. >> ikea is turning their singapore store into a haunted house. something like "the shining." it's the ultimate haunted house. the store is open until 11:00 p.m. there's even a game. halloween spot and win contest. keep your eyes peeled because you can stand to win gift cards. it looks like "the shining." >> they have a lot of lefts and rights and turns. this is the perfect store to do something like this. this is kind of cool. >> they are giving away free stuff. log on to their website. you might score some nice ikea stuff. >> would you go for a hoverboard? >> what is a hoverboard?
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>> you aren't walking down the street. you are on a board, not a skateboard and it's hovering above the ground. it exists. ten grand it can be yours. you can only use it in one place in the world as of now. they are starting a kickstarter campaign to get 250 grand for this thing built by greg and jill henderson. they've raised almost $200,000 so far. yes, that's a hoverboard. it works but only in these specialized skate parks right now. has to have a special surface. it will cost ten grand. they'll build these parks but this could be the wave of the future. hoverboards do exist. >> wait a minute, ten grand, and you have to have a special surface. if i'm paying ten grand, i want the special surface with it. ten grand? you can buy a car for ten grand. >> you can pay rent for ten grand. >> what kind of place do you live in? >> new york. >> oh, t.j., rich people problems. you know what may not necessarily be rich people
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problems. >> what is the next one? >> in norway, incredible light show. the aurora borealis. look at this. it's not a time lapse. this is the real deal documented by a sony camera. doesn't it look incredible? >> this was. i was skeptical of this one but it's cool. >> norway. >> sometimes pictures, you just let them go. you don't have to explain a lot. >> looks like something out of "star trek" but it's the real deal. >> last one here. we'll let this one speak for itself as well. roll that footage. ♪ >> what you are seeing is a young lady. there's more to it. you see people dance on these youtube hits. this has about four million hits. oh, i missed that move. what this is is jennifer. she made this video for her sister going through her seventh round of chemo trying to lift
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- driving with danger. alarming new details about defective air bags and the urgent recall that now includes 6 million cars. what you need to know about a deadly safety hazard. the high school football hazing scandal in new jersey. what administrators did last night to crack down. researchers reveal special video games can treat children with adhd. the innovative program that can be an alternative to prescription drugs. turning heads. was that renee zellweger on a hollywood red carpet? the movie star's all new look and her response to fans who were asking what happened? that's in the skinny on this wednesday, october 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to you all.
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alongside reena ninan, i'm t.j. holmes. that story about renee zellweger. >> the double standard is absurd. >> we're going to get into that. it will leave you shaking your head. >> i hope we'll go through all the men and their looks and why are women always scrutinized. and men are just, well, don't you look dignified now that you have some wrinkles. >> we'll get into that later. details of this recall. those defective air bags. federal safety officials have expanded the recall to more than 6 million vehicles. >> they say there's special urgency for those in warm areas. here's abc's brian ross. >> we've got a lady who just got killed in a car wreck. >> reporter: the urgent air bag warning follows a bizarre and deadly traffic accident late last month at this intersection in orlando, florida. with a dramatic call to 911. >> he just pulled her out of the car.
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he says her neck is severed. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies thought she'd been murdered given the injuries to her neck. they even released a photo of a possible person of interest who they have now cleared after learning the air bag in her honda was one of those like this one under recall because of the possibility it could explode and send dangerous metal shards flying through the car. >> based on the evidence the sheriff's office pulled out of the vehicle, they are leaning towards that decision, too. >> reporter: if confirmed, safety advocates say it would be the fourth death connected to air bags that did not perform as they are supposed to. >> this is like having an ied in your car. when it explodes it sends shrapnel into the vehicle and peppers the occupants causing severe lacerations or, in some cases, death. >> reporter: the defective air bags are the latest example of what safety advocates say has been the repeated failure of federal officials to protect the public from hazards. including guard rails which are
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to absorb a head-on impact. there were demands from congress for action in the wake of a growing number of gruesome injuries and deaths in guard rail accidents. and a court finding monday that the manufacturer essentially lied to the government about the guard rails. now the federal highway administration has ordered the guard rail manufacturer, trinity industries of texas, to perform new crash tests on its guard rails or face the prospect of having them banned or revoked for use across the country. brian ross, abc news, new york. three teenage girls from the denver area are back home after the fbi says they tried to join isis fighters in syria. sources tell abc news promo videos like the one you're seeing here preaching the virtues of jihad and hatred of the west were key to convincing the girls to leave their families behind. >> public messaging and social
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media is as slick and as effective as any i've ever seen from a terrorist organization. >> the worried parents reported the girls mission last week. they made it as far as germany before being intercepted and returned. they intercepted weapons and other supplies dropped by american cargo planes. they posted the video you're seeing here. posted it online showing grand grenades and rocket propelled grenades meant for kurdish fighters. the pentagon is still analyzing the video but the videos match those weapons dropped by the u.s. an american held in north korea for six months has been abruptly released. jeffrey fowle is now heading back to his wife and three kids in ohio after getting picked up by a military plane. two u.s. citizens are still being held by the north sentenced to hard labor for the same alleged hostile acts. tributes pouring in this
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morning for former "washington post" editor ben bradlee. the legendary newspaper man died yesterday. best known for his part in bringing down the presidency of richard nixon after the watergate scandal. bradlee battled alzheimer's for several years before his death. he died at his home in washington. bradlee was 93 years old. now to the high school football hazing scandal in new jersey. the board of education in sayreville, new jersey, took an unexpected step last night making the suspensions of the team's head coach and several assistants indefinite. abc's elizabeth herr has details. >> reporter: the school board debated and decided the suspension of sayreville's long time head football coach george najjar and his four assistant coaches was warranted. >> this evening, we took another wrenching. yet important and necessary step. >> reporter: the decision is hitting a town already split over the earlier cancellation of the storied sayreville football
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team's entire season. >> i feel very sad for the situation that all these kids are going through right now. >> the obligations of hazing, if they are true, i sincerely feel for the victims and their families. >> reporter: the allegations are disturbing and the head of the sayreville schools is adamant the district's response was difficult but necessary. >> there were pervasive widespread and generally accepted and tolerated acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying going on within that program. >> reporter: seven players, 15 to 17-year-olds are now fighting various criminal charges, including aggravated sexual assault, conspiracy and criminal restraint. prosecutors allege that in september, four freshmen members of the team were held against their will in the locker room, then sexually assaulted. and again, the school board has decided the five coaches who are also teachers at the school, they will remain suspended with pay pending the outcome of the ongoing criminal investigation. reena and t.j., back to you.
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>> elizabeth, thank you. we turn to a frightening scene in a middle school near dallas where more than 20 students were attacked by a swarm of bees. the sixth graders were playing a soccer match during an outdoor p.e. class when they accidentally disturbed a beehive buried in the irrigation system. some of the kids were stung up to a dozen times. some had to be rushed to the hospital. they are all expected to be okay. we turn to a rescue in the chesapeake bay as a fire breaks out on a sailboat. a good samaritan pulled the man from the burning boat about five miles off the virginia coast. then the coast guard swooped in to transport the boater to dry land. a salvage company is working to remove that charred boat. a band of showers stretches across the midwest from southwest texas into northern minnesota. showers also in the east, heavy rain in the northwest where some areas could see more than five inches of rain by the end of the week.
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>> temperatures cooling across the nation. 50s and 60s across the northern tier. 70s, 80s in the deep south, l.a. phoenix still a hot spot. 92 degrees. turn to some troubling times for mcdonald's. shares of the world's largest burger chain were sliding yesterday as the rest of the market rallied. the reason? pretty simple here. mcdonald's issued a weak earnings report saying its sales around the world dropped more than 3% the last quarter. the company is moving quickly to reverse that slide tinker, with the menu and beginning to use a touch-screen ordering system. now a health headline that caught our attention. if you thought that chai tea latte was good for you, think again. a 16 ounce chai tea latte with 2% milk has 240 calories and 42 grams of sugar. 42! >> that's bad. >> that's more than a snicker's bar, t.j. a snicker's bar only has 27.
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>> you're telling me that's bad. >> 27 in a snicker's bar. >> that is bad. i know you love your sugar. but that drink has more sugar than three glazed dunkin donuts. >> which are delicious. what's the limit then? 42 grams is a lot. what's a good amount? i need to know this. >> not 42. try like zero. try eating a banana. >> oh, okay. you're going that route. >> i've heard oprah's chai has less sugar. go the o-o-oprah. >> oprah has her own chai? >> she has her own chai. you go from her show. the oprah jingle. >> how does it go again? ♪ o-o-oprah am i making that up? >> more than likely. a lot of folks maybe have heard of the big movie and music festival they have every year in austin texas called south by southwest. something a little different but
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with a similar name is going on there this week. it's called truck by truck west and features 60 food trucks all over the texas capital. >> you can buy wrist bands that allow you to sample the food items from all the trucks. then you vote on your favorite and the truck that gets the most votes wins ten grand. have you done the south by southwest? the music festival is pretty cool. >> a percentage of it goes to charity to support a charity called keep austin fed. >> you into food trucks? >> i'm into food trucks but i never get to -- at this hour. we should find out which food trucks are available at this hour. >> none. we've got "the skinny" next. it's all about the ladies. renee zellweger has a new look a lot of people are talking about and kate middleton is showing off that royal baby bump. in search of every brand of beer in america, two guys on a quest to catalog every brew bottled in the country's -- well, somebody has to do this, right? looking at the brews.
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i'm telling you i heard someoh!ng... (awkwardly laughs) get out. enough's enough! d-con baits are fomulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. big news for parents of children with adhd. attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. a new study revealing they can be treated without drugs by
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retraining the brain. >> many parents struggle with the treatment for their kids. this new research is suggesting the power may lie within their own minds. this may look like just another video game, but it might be the answer to curing adhd for 13-year-old devin. 6 million kids in the u.s. are like devin, diagnosed at the age of 7 with adhd, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. struggling to concentrate throughout the day. >> definitely really hard to stay focused. >> reporter: but now researchers at ohio state's wexner medical center conducting a study by using video therapy to teach children how to control their symptoms just by using their mind. >> just try to relax. >> we attach sensors to the scalp. it picks up the natural electricity in the braun. we train them to speed their brain waves. >> reporter: devin must concentrate to keep the
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spaceships flying. 3.5 million kids in the u.s., including devin, are taking medication for adhd. his mom hoping with the help of this study some day he won't have to. >> i think he's perfectly capable of doing a lot of those things on his own, and i think the study has the potential of helping him see that. >> the medicine definitely helps but i would love to get off of it. i would love to be my own person. ♪ >> this video game thing can control the brain waves to see how the kids are functioning. it's fascinating. >> a lot of parents will be excited about this type of thing. cool story. coming up, the buzz. kate middleton shows off her baby bump. and what some are calling an almost unrecognizable renee zellweger, and she responds to questions about her face. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. nd responds to questions about her face. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny we begin with the story that has the internet on fire pretty much. >> all right. many popular online stories. the appearance of a celebrity. >> actress renee zellweger. you know her from "bridget jones' diary" and "jerry maguire." here she is from an event a few
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years ago. radiant and gorgeous. monday she attended the "elle" women in hollywood awards. you see her facial features there. she's 45. doesn't do a whole lot of red carpets. we don't get to see her a bunch. now some media outlets calling her unrecognizable. others saying that just the commotion is ridiculous. l.a. times summed it up saying renee zellweger looks different on the red carpet and the world freaks out. >> she's glad people think she looks different. i'm leading a different, happy, more fulfilling life and i'm thrilled it shows i'm happy. >> the whole event honored women for their achievements and all anyone wants to talk about is what a woman looks like in hollywood. >> let's turn to kate middleton and what she looks like. she made her first appearance since news broke of her second pregnancy. >> after canceling a number of appearances, kate stepped out with william in a gray alexander
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mcqueen dress complete with a fascinator. that's a fancy hat on their head. it was her look later in the evening that really got people talking. the 32-year-old looked stunning in a blue jenny packman dress. >> she's 13 weeks pregnant. attended a black tie event at the london museum of history. good to see she's feeling better. >> is our next story about what a woman looks like? >> probably. >> it is. >> kris jenner known for her social media prowess using it to put her best face forward, t.j. she's getting called out for doing that. >> she was with celebrity chef gordon ramsey promoting a new cookbook. posed for a shot. ramsey uploaded it. standard social media fare. jenner uploaded the same pic a few days later. her version looked more edited. >> no wrinkles. using filters. when an original already exists out there there's some backlash.
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i wonder if gordon likes the softer look. >> if our next story is about what a woman looks like, i'm leaving. >> it's about barbara walters. >> oh, sweet spirit. no, this is not about appearance. she retired from "the view" back in the spring. in a couple months she's returning. her ten most fascinating -- we always look forward to this. >> last year would be it for her specials. she didn't want to pass up the opportunity to interview a current lineup of guests that includes neil patrick harris, chelsea handler, scarlett johansson and even o-o-oprah. with more to be announced. >> let's get through these celebrity birthdays. big day for doc from "back to the future," christopher lloyd. >> fellow actor jeff goldblum is 62. brian boitano, 51. >> and "modern family's" jesse tyler ferguson turns 39. a big happy birthday to all. coming up, we're going on a beer run, getting up close and personal with every brand in the country. >> and the goal of two guys
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♪ weuld go a ♪ we should go as clowns for halloween. >> you still on the halloween thing? >> i have some ideas of duo halloween costumes. i can't get you to take your tie off. i want to see you in some sort of a clown motif. we'll turn to beer. two guys really passionate about beer. they are on a coast to coast mission. >> they are cataloging every kind of beer put in a can or bottle and sold to the public. mack markovich of our seattle station has more. >> reporter: it's a job many would envy. george taylor and steven pond roll up in a refrigerated box truck going to local beer shops
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with a ton of money and buy beer. >> beer. it's what's for breakfast. >> there's that, too. >> reporter: they are criss-crossing america to buy every kind of bottled or canned beer sold in the u.s. >> i'm hoping to get about 200 to 300 beers here. and that would be almost 650 individual beers we would have gotten from seattle. >> reporter: at the beer junction in west seattle we caught them using a bar code scanner. >> if it pops up white, we don't have it. >> their goal, 40,000 different beers, one bottle at a time. >> somebody is going to try 40,000 beers. >> i signed up for that job numerous times. that's a hard one to come by. >> reporter: but they're not to drink. they'll be taken back to a lab in wilmington, north carolina, analyzed in a mass spectrometer for their dna, finding chemical signatures and patterns. >> we're able to transfer it to other beers similar to that. >> that will go into a free app called next glass that will help beer and wine lovers as well scientifically find a match to the beer and wines you like.
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>> if you give us three to five suggestions on things you've tried. whether you liked them or not just rate them and we'll tell you what you'll like. >> i bet you don't have this one. 12th man pale ale in your database. >> that we do not. >> i think every city claims to be like a beer mecca. >> i've seen a lot of cities and a lot of beer. seattle is definitely holding the title so far. >> that's a good gig. >> it is. i'm really trying to get on that bandwagon. >> oh, look at me. >> you aren't a beer drinker. >> i can be. >> this is why we don't spend a lot of time together outside of work. >> but i enjoy wine. mimosas. >> that's two things we have in common now. >> bloody mary. >> we're getting there, reena. i knew we'd make it. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. it's never been easier to find a dentist.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. here are some of the top headlines on "world news now." health officials have been sent scrambling at two u.s. airports over ebola scares. sick passengers arriving from west africa. now in isolation this morning in hospitals in both chicago and new jersey. full details in just a moment. the fbi says recruitment videos like this one may have influenced three teenagers from the denver area to leave home and try to join isis fighters in syria. the girls made it as far as germany before being intercepted. a former "washington post" editor ben bradlee has died. he was best remembered for his
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part in bringing down the nixon presidency after the watergate scandal. ben bradlee was 93 years old. the san francisco giants scored three runs in the top of the first last night in game one of the world series against the royals. they went on to win, 7-1. game two tonight. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, october 22nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to you. we begin with ebola scares this morning in two american cities. >> we have passengers with symptoms arriving from west africa last night in chicago and newark. set off a public health scramble. those passengers now in isolation. >> also this morning, the nbc cameraman affected in liberia is released from a nebraska hospital today as thefeer guidelines in place. abc's marci gonzalez h >> reporter: new travel
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restrictions for people coming into the u.s. from west africa. flights from that region will only be allowed to land at the five airports that have enhanced ebola screening. >> the president does believe that that will further protect the american people. >> reporter: this as the cdc also responds to calls for change. updating its protocols for health care workers treating ebola patients, calling in part for protective gear to completely cover the skin. here in dallas, some claim nurses' necks were left exposed while caring for thomas eric duncan. >> we may never know exactly how that happened but the bottom linhe gdd't and vinson both l ba the virus. it's conghesd protocols ren' sooner. >> it should help ensure that no one has to endure what amb and whaham through. >> repwill have little to come home to once
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they're released from the hospital. decontamination crews clearing out almost everything from their apartments. their belongings put in barrels and incinerated. with hundreds of people still being monitored for symptoms here and in ohio, we just learned the american journalist being treated in nebraska will be able to go home. marci gonzalez, abc news, dallas. federal safety experts have expanded the recall of those possibly explosive air bags. they say more than 6 million vehicles now could be equipped with those bags. they are urig d climates to have the air bags replaced. the company which makes the bag says higher humidity & g te higher humidity & hit the overnight hours. the dangers of drowsy dring. safety experts say losing as little as two hours of sleep can have dramatic consequences once you're behind the wheel.
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here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: this driver is nodding , drifting out of his l rear-ending another car. it can happen in just two seconds. the national transportation safety board says we need to wake up to drowsy driving dangers. >> do aericnder how tir arethey behind th >> humans are just horribly inaccurate. if we have to self-diagnose fatigue, we're usually way off. >> reporter: 40% of drivers fatigue, we're usually way off. >> reporter: 40% of drivers admit falling asleep at the one nigan cntio reaction time, decision mak by 20% to 50%. all that adds up to one of the most underreported problems the road. one stu ouof ie ao c ouofseaassec fati er do i notice a box falling out of a t or a pedestrian on the side of the road. >> do you know what color hat he
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was w >> red. >> they are testing cameras looking for signs of a lack of sleep. yought off. the best advice? stay out of your car if y hav dav shi the sentencing retrial for jodi arias kicki ri and is already shaping t lurid a trial last year. prosecution started by showing a shocking photo of arias' ex-boyfriend travis alexander after ariasad sm, slit his throat and shot him in the head. her defense says she should not be put to death because she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. oscar pistorius is waking up in a south african prison after he was sentenced to five years behind bars. he showed little emotion as the judge announced her decision and then says goo it mayolon unc. an ohio man is expected to be back in the u.s. within hours after his release by the north korean government. jeffrey fowle had been detained after he left a bible at his hotel. abc's karen travers with the story.
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>> reporter: jeffrey fowle, an american held by north korea, is on his way home. >> we certainly welcome the decision from the dprk to release him. >> reporter: fowle a father of three from ohio was in north korea this spring, part of a tour group. in may he was arrested accused 5 carrying out hostile acts against the country, leaving a bible at a hotel. christian evangelical evange limp is considered a crime in south korea. fowle's family insists he was not on a mission. >> i talked, apologized to people in the government of the united states for causing a headache. >> reporter: that help came when fowle was picked up in pyongyang by a u.s. military plane. but beyond that, officials would not say much more about his release and return. >> not going to get into the details about what that looks like in part because there are still two americans there we feel need to be immediately released and returned home. >> reporter: those two
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americans, matthew miller and kenneth bae sentenced to hard labor for the same crime. hostile acts against north korea. >> again calling the dprk to immediately release them. >> reporter: the state department says jeffrey fowle was evaluated by a doctor and appears to be in good health. karen travers, abc news, washington. the world's youngest nobel laureate has become the youngest recipient of the liberty medal. malala yousafzai was in philadelphia last night to receive the award. she was praised for her continued courage and for serving as a powerful voice to those who have been denied their basic human rights and liberties. topping our health headlines, even after years of recalls, a potentially deadly danger could still be lurking inside vitamins and supplements. harvard researchers looked at 27 dietary supplements recalled by the fda as long as five years ago. nearly two-thirds of those supplements are still being
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sold. some containing steroids and even viagra. the fda says rogue companies can be hard to track down. also just in time for flu season, the cdc is recommending a nasal vaccine for kids. that's over the traditional flu shots. cdc study shows that the nasal vaccine can prevent 50% more cases of flu than injections in healthy children age 2 to 8. the nasal spray contains a live virus while the shots contain a dead virus. cdc insists the virus is weak and cannot cause the flu. >> have you ever tried to put a nasal spray up a kid's nose? that's the hardest thing to do. >> what about giving a kid a shot. >> i'd rather do the shot. you pin them down, bam, it's over. >> you say pin them down? >> pin them down. >> parenting with reena ninan. >> and the promise of a lollipop after. you know what i mean. >> i know what you mean. >> just looking to get me in trouble, t.j. moving on to a change of heart by toys "r" us. they are pulling four collectible dolls based on
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characters from "breaking bad" from its shelves and website. t.j. tried to get one yesterday and it was removed. >> we knew this was going to happen. >> the move comes based on an online petition started last week. toys "r" us defended the dolls saying they were sold in the adult action figure areas of its store. a company statement says the dolls are on an indefinite sabbatical but t.j. knew last night he wasn't going to be able to get one. >> we tried to find it on toys "r" us. they were already gone. but adults -- we still play with action figures? adults? >> i'm going to get you one for christmas for your stocking. >> with a little meth on though side. toy meth is what we're talking about here with the doll for clarity. we're going to look at some weather. downpours in the northwest. some areas could get more than five inches of rain. by the end of the week, reason from southwest texas into
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northern minnesota. wet day in the northeast and south florida. 50s and 60s across the nation's northern tier. 70s and 80s in the deep south and l.a. and phoenix still hot spot, 92. plenty of people give airlines a hard time these days÷ some people would say for good reason. here's a reason to applaud them for the work on american airlines. >> they hit the tarmac at miami's airport for a little tug-of-war. teams of 20 people pulling a big jet. pulled it about 15 feet. >> that jet weighs 47 tons. if you are counting, that's 94,000 pounds. this was for a fund-raiser for united way. good time by all. >> raise something money. good to see that. the game show contestant whose enthusiasm went viral. you have to see his winning spirits. >> also ahead, a very important subject, especially in this early hour. the richest coffee sold to the richest customers. why costly gourmet coffees are just hot sellers. we'll stay on this caffeine
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♪ ♪ ♪ if you are a regular of "world news now," your schedule may make you more aware of the assortment of energy drinks that exist. >> one such company, monster energy, now under investigation. why? being accused of encouraging underage students to mix the drinks with alcohol. abc's jim avila with the story. >> reporter: they are the
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monstrously caffeinated energy drinks marketed to 20-somethings, increasingly popular as an alcoholic mixer on college campuses. the new york attorney general is taking aim revealing e-mails which he says prove monster energy not only recruits students to promote for their caffeinated drinks on campus but also throws parties encouraging alleged underage freshmen and sophomores to mix alcohol and energy drinks. >> there are large, almost cooler-like containers that are provided with the monster logo wherein the students mix alcohol and the monster drinks. >> reporter: monster calls the student promoters collegiate ambassadors. according to one of the young men contacted by abc news, they are paid $100 per party. encouraged to snap photos like this at parties and report on the parties in e-mails to the company. like we had a nice size party and four kegs, two trash cans of
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jungle juice and five cases of monster. the new york attorney general's office has subpoenaed documents about the collegiate program. >> we have evidence, e-mails that demonstrate that 18-year-old and 19-year-olds are being approached and encouraged to drink the alcohol with the caffeinated beverages. >> reporter: monster denies the accusations saying monster did nothing illegal or deceptive and monster will continue to be marketed in an appropriate, legal, safe and responsible manner. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> the problem is alcohol is a depressant and some of the stuff in that drink is ginseng. when you combine the two, it can lead to cardiac issues. >> oh, now you tell me. could have used that information a couple years ago. no, they are right. it's a problem. you probably shouldn't drink the drinks anyway on their own. probably shouldn't drink alcohol
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either. you certainly shouldn't put them together. >> t.j. is a product of what happens years later. >> this is what happens. i didn't turn out so bad, did i? >> we'll leave that to the viewers. coming up, coffee wars. for those of you looking for a more traditional way to get your jolt, there are plenty of options. >> why some are willing to pay $9 for a cup of coffee. that's next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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starbucks coffee sets you back, $2, $3, $4 a cup. >> sure. that's about right. but premium coffee stores selling brews from artisanal coffee beans are popping up. we're "up all nightline" with abc's juju chang trying out some $9 cups of coffee? >> reporter: this is not your average cup of joe. >> this is like a high school chemistry exam.
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i feel like a little "breaking bad" action is happening. >> reporter: you've heard of artisanal cheeses and craft beers. inside this coffee shop -- this is stumptown coffee helping to revolutionize the way we drink the dark stuff. convenience store joe, this is not. these guys take their brew very, very seriously. >> we like to say we're people spirit guides in coffee here. >> reporter: americans drink about 400 million cups of coffee every day. feeding an industry worth $30 billion. starbucks and dunkin donuts take the biggest chunk. third wave coffee is exploding in cities like new york and san francisco. they are willing to shell out extra cash for a special cup. >> same for a high end bottle of wine or great cheese or that great steak. >> reporter: joth rickey and
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john feldman are two of the forces behind stumptown coffee, now an estimated $50 million business. stumptown's coffee scouts select rarefied beans from around the world and ship them here to their brooklyn roastery to be browned to perfection. >> if stumptown had a coffee philosophy, what would that be? >> for the coffee customer to have a great coffee every day. >> reporter: but there's a rivalry percolating among the third wavers. if it's a coffee revolution, these guys may be the rebels. three friends making gourmet coffee for the masses on the cheap and ice cold. grady's cold brew found success selling low key do-it-yourself cold brew coffee for as little as $1 a cup. based out of this humble warehouse in williamsburg, brooklyn, there's no fancy coffee shop. just this quaint little stand. grady laird is founder and namesake who concocted the recipe using chicory to cut the bitterness. his passion is to turn iced coffee into a year round staple.
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>> you don't start drinking hot beer or warm juice in the winter. it will be normal to see people doing it year round. >> reporter: they are sold in west elm and whole foods. it sits next to more established brands, including stumptown. does it produce a tastier buzz? >> this is like the perfect cup of joe. oh, that's good. that's really good. now it's up to consumers to decide if all the extra fuss is worth it. for "nightline," i'm juju chang in new york. >> i trust her. she knows her coffee. i'm so disappointed -- we see her. it's one of the highlights of working the overnight shift. we see the dans and juju. i'm just surprised she didn't bring us something back to try. >> she knows i'm not a coffee drinker. >> don't let the coffee mug fool you. it's just water in here.
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♪ ♪ ♪ finally this half hour, game show contestants who go absolutely crazy when they won a prize. one guy on "the price is right" nearly stopped his show with his enthusiasm.
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>> he has no inhibitions. he gave us all quite a thrill. abc's john donvan with the story. >> come on down. >> reporter: there are ways to be happy on game shows. on "wheel of fortune" -- on "who wants to be a millionaire." >> you got the answer right! >> reporter: and then on "the price is right" there was elliott's way this week which a lot of people are pinging around to each other because, well, he spins the wheel and then he turns away. >> daughter daniela, i love you. i love my wife, marisa, amy, two sisters. and only now does he turn back and see that's it. $1 which means 1,000 bucks. elliott is the kind of game show contestant casting directors dream of. >> i've been watching this show 43 years. and it happened! it was a dream. >> reporter: but now there's part two. elliott spins again. and turns away again. and then as he watches, well, double whammy. though he did not hit the floor
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this time. >> started doing kung fu chops. pure instinct. it was just pure adrenaline. >> congratulations, buddy. >> reporter: one more thing. he also won a car and a cruise and that fleeting internet fame that may be gone by tomorrow and all it took was being happy and being able to show it. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> i'd love to see you get that excited over winning money. >> i get excited all the time. you just don't see it here. >> would you do that on the news desk? >> what is that, 20 bucks? >> 20 bucks from alex trebek. >> what am i supposed to do with 20 bucks? >> buy some coffee. >> that's cool. just there go sometimes. he had a natural reaction. >> did anyone tell him he's going to be taxed at 30%? >> don't kill the man's spirit this morning. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> don't kill the man's spirit this morning. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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this o this morning on "world news now" -- recruiting terrorists. american teenaged girls lured away from their homes into the militant world of isis. the latest recruits and who came to the rescue. remembering a legend. our tribute to ben bradlee, the hard-charging charismatic "washington post" editor during the watergate scandal. >> when i first came to this town, i didn't think presidents lied. >> how he changed the news business forever. and taking steps. a man paralyzed from the waist down walks again thanks to an amazing medical advancement. >> it's like starting fresh as if you were born again. >> spreading hope after this remarkable treatment. it's wednesday, october 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning.
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i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. glad you could spend some time with us. we have to start with these three teenagers. they are back home, back with their families after the fbi says they were en route to syria to try to join isis. >> the girls left their denver home on friday with $2,000 in cash and their passports. they were able to make it as far as germany before being intercepted. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> advice that i have for the sisters -- >> reporter: sources tell abc news slick video promos like this preaching the virtues of jihad and hatred of the west were key to convincing three denver teenaged girls to leave their families behind. the teens of somali and sudanese descent were only 15 and 16 years old. allegedly, seduced into flying to frankfurt, germany, with plans to have them bound for turkey and then syria. >> it's very important that they come to this place here. >> reporter: after they
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disappeared last weekend and their families become worried, the fbi was contacted and the girls were stopped and sent home. abc news has learned syrian radicals are specifically targeting women and girls to become their wives or firefighters. >> we have houses. we have security. >> reporter: this female recruit from scotland is now posting messages on twitter asking for support of any kind. "if you cannot make it to the battlefield, then bring the battlefield to yourself." u.s. law enforcement officials are wrestling with these critical questions. are these teens misguided children who have been victimized or potential radicals who need to be prosecuted? pierre thomas, abc news, washington. health officials at two american airports have been sent scrambling over ebola scares. a child passenger en route to chicago's o'hare from liberia reportedly started vomiting, was rushed to the hospital. and this morning, remains isolated for observation. the child's family has no symptoms but remains under
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quarantine. an adult passenger traveling from liberia reportedly nauseous and with diarrhea also remains in the hospital in chicago for observation. the cdc has determined not to test any of the passengers for ebola. meantime, a passenger arriving at newark international airport from west africa also exhibiting symptoms is now in isolation at a local hospital undergoing evaluation for ebola. a cdc spokeswoman confirmed the passenger was singled out under the government's new screening procedures. the department of homeland security is now routing all passengers from liberia, sierra leone and guinea through only five u.s. airports. newark, jfk, o'hare, dulles and atlanta. some good news this morning on the ebola front. american cameraman ashoka mukpo is reported to be ebola free. he'll be allowed to leave the bio containment unit at the nebraska medical center this morning. the cdc has confirmed his blood no longer shows signs of the virus. mukpo will now be free to head back to his home state of rhode
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island. the texas nurse nina pham's condition has been upgraded from fair to good. pham was admitted to the national institutes of health last week. she's one two of nurses in dallas who became infected with ebola while treating thomas eric duncan who died from the disease earlier this month. president obama is among those mourning the death of legendary newsman ben bradlee. the former "washington post" editor died yesterday at his home in washington. abc's david muir has a look back at his towering career. >> reporter: he was a newspaper legend reporting on history and making it. but even this seasoned journalist was surprised at what a president could do. >> in my naive way when i first came to this town, i didn't think presidents lied. >> reporter: a veteran of world war ii, a buddy of jfk. in 1968, ben bradlee became the executive editor of the "washington post." for more than 20 years he was its fearless leader. fighting the government, determined to publish the pentagon papers in 1971. >> we are free to publish what we always were going to publish, which was material which in our
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mind the public had a right to know and which did no damage to the united states. >> reporter: that same determination a year later with the story that would reshape history. >> "washington post" reported today -- >> "the washington post" -- >> reporter: bradlee stood by those two fearless newspaper reporters, woodward and bernstein as they broke the watergate scandal. >> woodward and bernstein have done an extraordinary job. >> reporter: in "all the president's men," bradlee was played by jason robards. the post's reporting would help bring down the nixon administration. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. >> reporter: bradlee and his wife writer sale quinn very much a part of washington. quinn by his side as his health declined. >> i don't think we have ever been as loving with each other as we are now. >> reporter: when bradlee received the medal of freedom last year he was called a titan of journalism. david muir, abc news, new york. >> what a legend. you know, i was worked at the "washington post."
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it was one of my first jobs out of college. and one of the things that still remained, it was during the iraq war. people in the newsroom, editors, were not afraid to push back at the white house when they would call and disagree with some of the stories. i think that's one of the things with publisher katharine graham. they were very good friends. she always had his back. there's a story peter osnos, former reporter, tells about how kissinger was unhappy with some of his reporting. calls katharine graham and passes this note to ben bradlee and ben bradlee says put this in your baby book because this is like a badge of honor here. and stood by him. that's what -- you hope your journalistic -- your institution and newsrooms will support you against these huge titans. he made sure that was the case. >> a lot of people argue that's not the case a lot of places anymore. we're all kind of in bed together. some will even accuse -- because you want access all the time but that's old school stuff, man. and -- wow. change the game. a lot of people can't say they absolutely changed the game. so we'll have more on that on abc throughout the day. we need to turn to the man,
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speaking of the white house. the man accused of just bursting into the front door, jumped the fence? he's been declared unfit to stand trial. at least for now. initial assessment of omar gonzalez came after a one-our screening. a judge ordered him to have a more in-depth competency evaluation. gonzalez is accused of carrying a knife into the white house and assaulting two secret service officers. three of the victims of a confessed serial killer in northwestern indiana have been identified. and officers are searching abandoned buildings in gary for more bodies. police say darren vann killed at least seven women. one was found in a motel friday and he led investigators to a building where he dumped the others. >> while this cannot and should not be characterized as domestic violence, it is certainly clear violence against women. >> vann is a registered sex offender with a long list of violence against women mean was convicted of a rape in 2009 in texas and ten years ago, police say he kicked down the door to
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his girlfriend's home and threatened to set her and himself on fire. the family of a former harlem globetrotter hoping he'll be found alive and well nearly two weeks after he vanished in northern california. rico omar harris went missing while driving from l.a. to his girlfriend's house in seattle. his car was found near a state park three days later with a dead battery. harris is 37 years old and 6'9", 280 pounds. a big guy. but described as a gentle giant. he'd taken a sales job in seattle and was planning to move in with his girlfriend. the head coach of the new jersey high school football team at the center of the hazing scandal has been suspended indefinitely. that decision was made after an emotional board of education meeting at which most of the speakers supported sayreville high's head coach george najjar. he and four of his assistants will be paid during their suspension. one administrator called the move wrenching but necessary.
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>> there were pervasive, widespread, and generally accepted and tolerated acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying in that program. >> the coach's suspension will continue spending the outcome of criminal investigation into the hazing allegations. seven students have been charged in the case. michael sam is once again without an nfl team. he's been released by the dallas cowboys. the openly gay sam spent seven weeks on the team's practice squad but was never placed on the active roster. on twitter, he thanked the cowboys organization for the support he's received. he was let go because several previously injured cowboys are returning to action. sam is the first openly gay player ever drafted in the nfl. the first game of the world series between the royals and giants didn't take long to spark to life. san francisco got right to work in the top of the first. already up 1-0. hunter pence hit a two-run home run. the giants tacked on two more runs in the fourth and two more in the seventh. the royals avoided being shut out with a home run, but it was too little, too late. san francisco wins 7-1. one royals fan pretty
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disappointed after that game. just game one. everybody calm down. the south korean guy known as the royals' superfan. >> sung woo lee arrived at the airport wearing a sweatshirt with the words superfan. it's the second time he's made the 6500-mile trip to kc to see the royals play. the first time in august when his visit coincided with the start of the streak of wins. he was given tickets to last night's game and seen sitting next to actor paul rudd. he's from the area. a big kansas city fan. they can try again tonight. just one game. he's really seen as the good luck charm for the royals. later in "the mix," turning ikea into something truly frightening. are shoppers in for a scare, though? also, the palin family unplugged. some revealing new recordings after what witnesses have called a drunken brawl. you're watching "world news
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our sense of smell. here's molly hunter with this incredible story. >> reporter: walking again, four years after being paralyzed by a knife attack. >> translator: when there is nothing, you can't feel almost half of your body. you are very helpless, lost. but when it begins to come back, it's like starting fresh, as if you were born again. >> reporter: after 2010, derek fittaker never thought he'd be able to feel anything below his chest. now watch. one foot in front of the other. baby steps and the product of four decades of research. a pioneering cell transplant in poland. our partners at the bbc spoke with the lead researchers. >> i've waited about 40 years for a moment like this. and i am hopeful that this moment will be repeated and confirmed by independent assessors. >> reporter: doctors believe the sense of smell holds the key to
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reversing paralysis. the olfactory bulbs seen in green transmit odor information to the brain and the nerve fibers regenerate constantly. in two separate operations, surgeons removed derek's olfactory bulbs and injected cells around it in the gap in his spinal cord. doctors hoped those cells would provide a pathway to allow the spinal cord to repair itself. >> i believe this is the moment when paralysis can be reversed. >> reporter: since the operations, derek has regained muscle mass movement and sensation. mri scans suggest that gap in the spine has now closed. >> people in wheelchairs will be filled with hope and excitement and they have to know that, in my view, the development stage of this is still another three to five years. >> reporter: and while there's hope, no one knows yet if this will work on other patients. >> this is a clinical study on one patient. and what we'd like to see is the
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study expanded. >> reporter: the leader of the research team called this more impressive than putting a man on the moon. it could be a pivotal moment. it's too early to tell with one clinical trial. >> you say it could be. how many people could this possibly help? >> there are 3 million people paralyzed in this world. not everyone is a candidate. many cases you have a spine that's been crushed. in derek's case, the spine was cut creating that gap where this treatment was able to bridge. >> fascinating. sounds like hope for so many people that didn't think they had it before. abc's molly hunter, thank you. coming up, family feud. new audio revealing more about a knock-down, drag-out fight involving alaska's former first family. and ahead in our next half hour, the beer census. sampling every kind of beer in the u.s. meet the guys doing this tough job for your benefit. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now"
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so a few weeks ago, sarah palin and her family made headlines for being caught up in a brawl. late yesterday an audiotape surfaced that sheds new light on the events of that evening. you hear palin's daughter bristol in a raw and emotional state. here now, dan harris. >> a guy comes out of nowhere, and take me by the -- push me to the ground. [ bleep ]. get the [ bleep ] out of here. i don't know this guy. i've never seen this guy in my life. >> this is a new kind of alaskan wildlife. the palin family in their
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natural habitat. in a police recording from september, an hysterical bristol palin gives cops her version of how a party got wildly out of hand. >> tell me what happened. >> my little sister comes over to me and said some old lady just pushed me. she just hit me. oh, no. no one is going to touch my sister. >> reporter: sarah palin can be heard in the background. >> what would he be doing pushing girls around? >> reporter: the family found themselves embroiled in controversy when a fight involving up to 20 people erupted outside the party. >> it was like we were on the jerry springer episode. >> reporter: witnesses say it all started when palin's son allegedly attacked another partygoer. his sister willow's ex-boyfriend. >> i'm going to defend my sister. she's 20 years old. >> reporter: at some point, bristol palin started pummeling another guest. >> they were knocking his head back. he sat there and took those shots. >> reporter: bristol insisted
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she wasn't the one who started it. >> he took my $300 sunglasses and -- i'm [ bleep ] left here. >> reporter: political bloggers said the palins had made an entrance befitting a more upscale soiree arriving in a stretch hummer. as beer began to flow, tempers began to flare. >> they were knocking his head back, and he was straightening his head back up and got hit again. >> reporter: sarah palin had her mama bear claws out. >> i heard sarah palin scream out, "you know who we are, don't you?" >> reporter: in the end, no one involved in the brawl wanted to press charges. the palin family could not be reached for comment. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> sarah palin said she was proud of her children. stood by her. mama bear that she is? >> yeah, we've all been there. who hasn't had a family outing look that, though. right? just saturday. >> you holmes folks are -- >> you should see us in west memphis. we get down on weekend nights. >> just weekend nights? >> we reserve that kind of
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behavior for the weekends. are you kidding me? are you kidding me?
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now it's time for "the mix." going to kick it off, or should i? >> ikea. haunted house ikea. >> you like this. >> ikea is turning their singapore store into a haunted house. something like "the shining." it's the ultimate haunted house. the store is open until 11:00 p.m. there's even a game. halloween spot and win contest. keep your eyes peeled because you can stand to win gift cards. it looks like "the shining." >> they have a lot of lefts and rights and turns. this is the perfect store to do something like this. this is kind of cool. >> they are giving away free stuff. log on to their website. you might score some nice ikea stuff. >> would you go for a hoverboard?
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>> what is a hoverboard? >> you aren't walking down the street. you are on a board, not a skateboard and it's hovering above the ground. it exists. ten grand it can be yours. you can only use it in one place in the world as of now. they are starting a kickstarter campaign to get 250 grand for this thing built by greg and jill henderson. they've raised almost $200,000 so far. yes, that's a hoverboard. it works but only in these specialized skate parks right now. has to have a special surface. it will cost ten grand. they'll build these parks but this could be the wave of the future. hoverboards do exist. >> wait a minute, ten grand, and you have to have a special surface. if i'm paying ten grand, i want the special surface with it. ten grand? you can buy a car for ten grand. >> you can pay rent for ten grand. >> what kind of place do you live in?
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>> new york. >> oh, t.j., rich people problems. you know what may not necessarily be rich people problems. >> what is the next one? >> in norway, incredible light show. the aurora borealis. look at this. it's not a time lapse. this is the real deal documented by a sony camera. doesn't it look incredible? >> this was. i was skeptical of this one but it's cool. >> norway. >> sometimes pictures, you just let them go. you don't have to explain a lot. >> looks like something out of "star trek" but it's the real deal. >> last one here. we'll let this one speak for itself as well. roll that footage. ♪ >> what you are seeing is a young lady. there's more to it. you see people dance on these youtube hits. this has about four million hits. oh, i missed that move. what this is is jennifer. she made this video for her
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- driving with danger. alarming new details about defective air bags and the urgent recall that now includes 6 million cars. what you need to know about a deadly safety hazard. the high school football hazing scandal in new jersey. what administrators did last night to crack down. researchers reveal special video games can treat children with adhd. the innovative program that can be an alternative to prescription drugs. turning heads. was that renee zellweger on a hollywood red carpet? the movie star's all new look and her response to fans who were asking what happened? that's in the skinny on this wednesday, october 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now." >> good morning to you all. alongside reena ninan, i'm t.j. holmes. that story about renee zellweger. >> the double standard is absurd. >> we're going to get into that. it will leave you shaking your head. >> i hope we'll go through all the men and their looks and why are women always scrutinized. and men are just, well, don't you look dignified now that you have some wrinkles. >> we'll get into that later. details of this recall. those defective air bags. federal safety officials have expanded the recall to more than 6 million vehicles. >> they say there's special urgency for those in warm areas. here's abc's brian ross. >> we've got a lady who just got killed in a car wreck. >> reporter: the urgent air bag warning follows a bizarre and deadly traffic
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accident late last month at this intersection in orlando, florida. with a dramatic call to 911. >> he just pulled her out of the car. he says her neck is severed. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies thought she'd been murdered given the injuries to her neck. they even released a photo of a possible person of interest who they have now cleared after learning the air bag in her honda was one of those like this one under recall because of the possibility it could explode and send dangerous metal shards flying through the car. >> based on the evidence the sheriff's office pulled out of the vehicle, they are leaning towards that decision, too. >> reporter: if confirmed, safety advocates say it would be the fourth death connected to air bags that did not perform as they are supposed to. >> this is like having an ied in your car. when it explodes it sends shrapnel into the vehicle and peppers the occupants causing severe lacerations or, in some cases, death. >> reporter: the defective air bags are the latest example of what safety advocates say has been the repeated failure of federal officials to protect the public from hazards.
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including guard rails which are to absorb a head-on impact. there were demands from congress for action in the wake of a growing number of gruesome injuries and deaths in guard rail accidents. and a court finding monday that the manufacturer essentially lied to the government about the guard rails. now the federal highway administration has ordered the guard rail manufacturer, trinity industries of texas, to perform new crash tests on its guard rails or face the prospect of having them banned or revoked for use across the country. brian ross, abc news, new york. three teenage girls from the denver area are back home after the fbi says they tried to join isis fighters in syria. sources tell abc news promo videos like the one you're seeing here preaching the virtues of jihad and hatred of the west were key to convincing the girls to leave their families behind. >> public messaging and social media is as slick and as effective as any i've ever seen from a terrorist organization. >> the worried parents reported the girls mission last week. they made it as far as germany
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before being intercepted and returned. they intercepted weapons and other supplies dropped by american cargo planes. they posted the video you're seeing here. posted it online showing grand grenades and rocket propelled grenades meant for kurdish fighters. the pentagon is still analyzing the video but the videos match those weapons dropped by the u.s. an american held in north korea for six months has been abruptly released. jeffrey fowle is now heading back to his wife and three kids in ohio after getting picked up by a military plane. two u.s. citizens are still being held by the north sentenced to hard labor for the same alleged hostile acts. tributes pouring in this morning for former "washington post" editor ben bradlee. the legendary newspaper man died yesterday.
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best known for his part in bringing down the presidency of richard nixon after the watergate scandal. bradlee battled alzheimer's for several years before his death. he died at his home in washington. bradlee was 93 years old. now to the high school football hazing scandal in new jersey. the board of education in sayreville, new jersey, took an unexpected step last night making the suspensions of the team's head coach and several assistants indefinite. abc's elizabeth herr has details. >> reporter: the school board debated and decided the suspension of sayreville's long time head football coach george najjar and his four assistant coaches was warranted. >> this evening, we took another wrenching. yet important and necessary step. >> reporter: the decision is hitting a town already split over the earlier cancellation of the storied sayreville football team's entire season.
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>> i feel very sad for the situation that all these kids are going through right now. >> the obligations of hazing, if they are true, i sincerely feel for the victims and their families. >> reporter: the allegations are disturbing and the head of the sayreville schools is adamant the district's response was difficult but necessary. >> there were pervasive widespread and generally accepted and tolerated acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying going on within that program. >> reporter: seven players, 15 to 17-year-olds are now fighting various criminal charges, including aggravated sexual assault, conspiracy and criminal restraint. prosecutors allege that in september, four freshmen members of the team were held against their will in the locker room, then sexually assaulted. and again, the school board has decided the five coaches who are also teachers at the school, they will remain suspended with pay pending the outcome of the ongoing criminal investigation. reena and t.j., back to you.
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>> elizabeth, thank you. we turn to a frightening scene in a middle school near dallas where more than 20 students were attacked by a swarm of bees. the sixth graders were playing a soccer match during an outdoor p.e. class when they accidentally disturbed a beehive buried in the irrigation system. some of the kids were stung up to a dozen times. some had to be rushed to the hospital. they are all expected to be okay. we turn to a rescue in the chesapeake bay as a fire breaks out on a sailboat. a good samaritan pulled the man from the burning boat about five miles off the virginia coast. then the coast guard swooped in to transport the boater to dry land. a salvage company is working to remove that charred boat. a band of showers stretches across the midwest from southwest texas into northern minnesota. showers also in the east, heavy rain in the northwest where some areas could see more than five inches of rain by the end of the
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week. >> temperatures cooling across the nation. 50s and 60s across the northern tier. 70s, 80s in the deep south, l.a. phoenix still a hot spot. 92 degrees. turn to some troubling times for mcdonald's. shares of the world's largest burger chain were sliding yesterday as the rest of the market rallied. the reason? pretty simple here. mcdonald's issued a weak earnings report saying its sales around the world dropped more than 3% the last quarter. the company is moving quickly to reverse that slide tinker, with the menu and beginning to use a touch-screen ordering system. now a health headline that caught our attention. if you thought that chai tea latte was good for you, think again. a 16 ounce chai tea latte with 2% milk has 240 calories and 42 grams of sugar. 42! >> that's bad. >> that's more than a snicker's bar, t.j. a snicker's bar only has 27. >> you're telling me that's bad. >> 27 in a snicker's bar. >> that is bad.
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i know you love your sugar. but that drink has more sugar than three glazed dunkin donuts. >> which are delicious. what's the limit then? 42 grams is a lot. what's a good amount? i need to know this. >> not 42. try like zero. try eating a banana. >> oh, okay. you're going that route. >> i've heard oprah's chai has less sugar. go the o-o-oprah. >> oprah has her own chai? >> she has her own chai. you go from her show. the oprah jingle. >> how does it go again? ♪ o-o-oprah am i making that up? >> more than likely. a lot of folks maybe have heard of the big movie and music festival they have every year in austin texas called south by southwest. something a little different but with a similar name is going on
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there this week. it's called truck by truck west and features 60 food trucks all over the texas capital. >> you can buy wrist bands that allow you to sample the food items from all the trucks. then you vote on your favorite and the truck that gets the most votes wins ten grand. have you done the south by southwest? the music festival is pretty cool. >> a percentage of it goes to charity to support a charity called keep austin fed. >> you into food trucks? >> i'm into food trucks but i never get to -- at this hour. we should find out which food trucks are available at this hour. >> none. we've got "the skinny" next. it's all about the ladies. renee zellweger has a new look a lot of people are talking about and kate middleton is showing off that royal baby bump. in search of every brand of beer in america, two guys on a quest to catalog every brew bottled in the country's -- well, somebody has to do this, right? looking at the brews.
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i'm telling you i heard someoh!ng... (awkwardly laughs) get out. enough's enough! d-con baits are fomulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. big news for parents of children with adhd. attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. a new study revealing they can be treated without drugs by
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retraining the brain. >> many parents struggle with the treatment for their kids. this new research is suggesting the power may lie within their own minds. this may look like just another video game, but it might be the answer to curing adhd for 13-year-old devin. 6 million kids in the u.s. are like devin, diagnosed at the age of 7 with adhd, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. struggling to concentrate throughout the day. >> definitely really hard to stay focused. >> reporter: but now researchers at ohio state's wexner medical center conducting a study by using video therapy to teach children how to control their symptoms just by using their mind. >> just try to relax. >> we attach sensors to the scalp. it picks up the natural electricity in the braun. we train them to speed their brain waves. >> reporter: devin must concentrate to keep the
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spaceships flying. 3.5 million kids in the u.s., including devin, are taking medication for adhd. his mom hoping with the help of this study some day he won't have to. >> i think he's perfectly capable of doing a lot of those things on his own, and i think the study has the potential of helping him see that. >> the medicine definitely helps but i would love to get off of it. i would love to be my own person. ♪ >> this video game thing can control the brain waves to see how the kids are functioning. it's fascinating. >> a lot of parents will be excited about this type of thing. cool story. coming up, the buzz. kate middleton shows off her baby bump. and what some are calling an almost unrecognizable renee zellweger, and she responds to questions about her face. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. nd responds to questions about her face. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny we begin with the story that has the internet on fire pretty much. >> all right. many popular online stories. the appearance of a celebrity. >> actress renee zellweger. you know her from "bridget jones' diary" and "jerry maguire." here she is from an event a few years ago. radiant and gorgeous.
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monday she attended the "elle" women in hollywood awards. you see her facial features there. she's 45. doesn't do a whole lot of red carpets. we don't get to see her a bunch. now some media outlets calling her unrecognizable. others saying that just the commotion is ridiculous. l.a. times summed it up saying renee zellweger looks different on the red carpet and the world freaks out. >> she's glad people think she looks different. i'm leading a different, happy, more fulfilling life and i'm thrilled it shows i'm happy. >> the whole event honored women for their achievements and all anyone wants to talk about is what a woman looks like in hollywood. >> let's turn to kate middleton and what she looks like. she made her first appearance since news broke of her second pregnancy. >> after canceling a number of appearances, kate stepped out with william in a gray alexander mcqueen dress complete with a fascinator. that's a fancy hat on their
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head. it was her look later in the evening that really got people talking. the 32-year-old looked stunning in a blue jenny packman dress. >> she's 13 weeks pregnant. attended a black tie event at the london museum of history. good to see she's feeling better. >> is our next story about what a woman looks like? >> probably. >> it is. >> kris jenner known for her social media prowess using it to put her best face forward, t.j. she's getting called out for doing that. >> she was with celebrity chef gordon ramsey promoting a new cookbook. posed for a shot. ramsey uploaded it. standard social media fare. jenner uploaded the same pic a few days later. her version looked more edited. >> no wrinkles. using filters. when an original already exists out there there's some backlash. i wonder if gordon likes the
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softer look. >> if our next story is about what a woman looks like, i'm leaving. >> it's about barbara walters. >> oh, sweet spirit. no, this is not about appearance. she retired from "the view" back in the spring. in a couple months she's returning. her ten most fascinating -- we always look forward to this. >> last year would be it for her specials. she didn't want to pass up the opportunity to interview a current lineup of guests that includes neil patrick harris, chelsea handler, scarlett johansson and even o-o-oprah. with more to be announced. >> let's get through these celebrity birthdays. big day for doc from "back to the future," christopher lloyd. >> fellow actor jeff goldblum is 62. brian boitano, 51. >> and "modern family's" jesse tyler ferguson turns 39. a big happy birthday to all. coming up, we're going on a
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♪ ♪ we should go as clowns for halloween. >> you still on the halloween thing? >> i have some ideas of duo halloween costumes. i can't get you to take your tie off. i want to see you in some sort of a clown motif. we'll turn to beer. two guys really passionate about beer. they are on a coast to coast mission. >> they are cataloging every kind of beer put in a can or bottle and sold to the public. mack markovich of our seattle station has more. >> reporter: it's a job many would envy. george taylor and steven pond roll up in a refrigerated box truck going to local beer shops with a ton of money and buy
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beer. >> beer. it's what's for breakfast. >> there's that, too. >> reporter: they are criss-crossing america to buy every kind of bottled or canned beer sold in the u.s. >> i'm hoping to get about 200 to 300 beers here. and that would be almost 650 individual beers we would have gotten from seattle. >> reporter: at the beer junction in west seattle we caught them using a bar code scanner. >> if it pops up white, we don't have it. >> their goal, 40,000 different beers, one bottle at a time. >> somebody is going to try 40,000 beers. >> i signed up for that job numerous times. that's a hard one to come by. >> reporter: but they're not to drink. they'll be taken back to a lab in wilmington, north carolina, analyzed in a mass spectrometer for their dna, finding chemical signatures and patterns. >> we're able to transfer it to other beers similar to that. >> that will go into a free app called next glass that will help beer and wine lovers as well scientifically find a match to
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the beer and wines you like. >> if you give us three to five suggestions on things you've tried. whether you liked them or not just rate them and we'll tell you what you'll like. >> i bet you don't have this one. 12th man pale ale in your database. >> that we do not. >> i think every city claims to be like a beer mecca. >> i've seen a lot of cities and a lot of beer. seattle is definitely holding the title so far. >> that's a good gig. >> it is. i'm really trying to get on that bandwagon. >> oh, look at me. >> you aren't a beer drinker. >> i can be. >> this is why we don't spend a lot of time together outside of work. >> but i enjoy wine. mimosas. >> that's two things we have in common now. >> bloody mary. >> we're getting there, reena. i knew we'd make it. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning. ebola evaluation. sick passengers cause a scare at two american airports. where are the passengers right now and the symptoms that put medical staff on high alert. luring americans. three young women accused of flying overseas to join isis. what we have learned about the teenagers, their possible mission and the family members that tipped off investigators. rough landing. the skier going at high speed takes a tumble in the worst possible spot. down a deep hole. and new look. many people saying this movie star is now nearly unrecognizable. the message she released for critics overnight.

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