tv World News Now ABC November 9, 2015 2:30am-4:01am PST
good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." intense scrutiny for egypt's sharm el sheikh airport as experts point to a likely bomb in the crash. security lapses exposed and details on what isis was saying before and after the plane went down. two major train derailments in wisconsin have triggered evacuations. 13 cars jumped their tracks in watertown, leaking hundreds of gallons of crude oil, and in another derailment, another leak of ethanol. google promising innovation and unconventional thinking in the $50 million project to take
on the world's top killer. and the philadelphia eagles handed the dallas cowboys their sixth straight loss last night. final score, 33-27. it was in overtime. the cowboys' longest losing streak in 26 years. those are some of our top headlines this monday, november 9th. good morning, everyone, this half-hour, more on the russian plane crash and growing consensus that a bomb is to blame. >> intercepts show isis this h direct -- had direct contact with someone at the airport in egypt. officials are revealing a string of security gaps. with more, here's abc's molly hunter. >> reporter: a brief click caught on tape. that sound could be critical to figuring out how this russian passenger jet crashed. >> a noise was heard in the last
seconds of the cvr recording. >> is it a bomb, or is it something we're hearing where the airplane is physically coming apart? >> reporter: so far, all signs seem to point to a bomb. and u.s. officials are expressing growing confidence in that theory. the metrojet flight came down 23 minutes into the trip, breaking up midair and killing 2524 on board, scattering debris across the desert. russia has halted all flights to egypt, and the u.k. has suspended flights to sharm el sheikh, now sending in empty planes to evacuate tourists. back in america, the u.s. department of homeland security announced increased screenings for all passengers. >> they'll experience increased numbers of pat-down searches, and personal items will be swabbed. screeners will be looking for explosive residue. >> reporter: as investigators analyze the black boxes and interview every single airport employee, crews at the crash site are searching for any
evidence of an explosion. >> every bomb sort of has a signature, a chemical signature that will be left on whatever blows up. >> reporter: u.s. authorities are now telling abc news that electronic intercepts from the islamic state are for and after the crash. isis was in communication with someone at the sharm el sheikh airport. that means that airport security was compromised, and it was likely an inside job. reena, kendis? >> all right. we're getting so much information as it goes on. you've flown in and out of the airport a couple of times. how tight would you say security is, and has it changed at all over the last week? >> reporter: it's changed a lot. now, we flew in and out about two days after that crash. and i can tell you, i was not patted down. my bag was not searched. and i actually made it through the tarmac without ever showing my boarding pass. it was comical.
and actually, airports are famous for loose security, cairo included. two days ago, five days after the crash, security was comically over the top. they sent my bag through five times. they patted mead down four times when i didn't even set off the metal detector. they are clearly trying to make a huge show for international media that they've beefed up security. >> that's troubling. what can you tell us -- what's the next step for investigators given this new information? >> reporter: given the new information, investigators, that investigation team based in cairo, is pouring over that camera from the aircraft looking for any clues. the egyptian investigation committee is begging the international community and western government to share that information, to share any intelligence. right now they feel like they just don't have enough information to draw conclusions. yet, the western governments are out leaking to the media. they are begging for some
international help. >> abc's molly hunter. thank you for that report from sharm el sheikh, egypt, this morning. thank you. we'll stay in that region for one moment here. seven israelis were wounded in three separate attacks in the west bank yesterday. this one was caught on camera. watch carefully here. a young woman stabbing a settlement security guard. she pulled that knife from her purse when he asked to see some identification. he was slightly wounded but was able to shoot his attacker. that woman is in serious condition. the ongoing violence will likely be on the agenda when israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meets today with president obama. it's their first face-to-face meeting since the iran nuclear deal was adopted. also hanging over today's meeting, netanyahu's new chief spokesman who has described mr. obama as anti-semitic. and secretary of state john kerry as someone who cannot be taken seriously. we're counting down to the next republican debate tomorrow
night in wisconsin. as he surges in the polls, ben carson facing increasing scrutiny about his past. his rival, donald trump, weighing in on the controversy. "your voice, your vote." abc's mary bruce is covering the campaign. ♪ ladies and gentlemen -- >> reporter: live from new york -- >> donald trump! >> reporter: the republican presidential front-runner took center stage on "saturday night live" to applause and protests. >> donald trump has got to go! >> reporter: trump took on his chief rival, dr. ben carson, and allegations that stories about carson's past don't add up. >> it's a weird deal going on, but it's a lot of statements that are very troubling statements. >> dr. ben carson! >> reporter: carson spent his sunday at a rally puerto rico, throwing his support behind making the u.s. protectorate into a state. he appeared as his usual mellow self. a far cry from his frustrated and feisty display on friday. >> wait a minute. don't lie -- >> reporter: the latest questions raised by the "wall street journal" center on a
story from carson's 1990 autobiography. the neurosurgeon says there was a hoax test on his perceptions 301 clarks and everyone walked out by him. according to carson, the student paper even took a photo. the "wall street journal" reported that yale says there was no such class by that name and no such picture exists. >> it's stupid. >> reporter: carson took to facebook showing this article from the "yale daily news" which talks about a hoax test for a class called psychology ten. it does not mention carson by name. he also posted this syllabus for a class called "perception," but's from 2002, not 1970. despite his explanations, more questions remain. >> burden of proof is not going to be on me to corroborate everything that i've ever talked about in my life. we have much more important things. >> reporter: mary bruce, abc news, washington. major change out of washington could impacts the way kids travel to school across all 50 states. for the first time ever, the federal government is supporting a move to install seat belts for
every child on school buses. an average of five people in the u.s. die in school bus crashes every year. only six states currently require seat belts. >> the children that are belted, they're safe. the children that are unrestrained, they're thrown throughout the vehicle. >> there's no timeline on when the new requirement might be implemented. the head of the national highway traffic safety administration admits it will be expensive, but it will save children's lives. police in texas are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a high-profile judge, julie casarek, ambushed outside her home in austin. she's recovered, but investigators are combing through thousands of her case files for a potential suspect. abc's ryan owens is there. >> reporter: she spent years putting violent felons behind ba bars, even sending some to death row. police in austin believe someone may want her dead. they have no shortage of potential suspects in the shooting of judge julie caserik.
>> every year she has at least 1,000 new defendants charged with felony crimes. when you're sending people to prison and death row, not everyone's happy with that. >> reporter: police say the judge was shot as she pulled into the driveway of her upscale austin home friday night just after 10:00. >> obvious gunshots, rapid succession, no pause. >> reporter: the austin american statesman reports she was coming home from a high school football game with others in her suv. the paper says as she pulled up, a bag of trash or a garbage can had been placed in front of her security gate. as she got out to move it, the judge was ambushed. >> at this point, we don't have a lot of information about the suspect. >> reporter: she did not suffer life threatening injuries, but the judge's colleagues are being warned to watch their backs. before she became a judge, she was a prosecutor here in austin. so there may well be a very long line of hardened criminals with a grudge against this judge.
ryan owens, abc news, austin. an emotional day for a family in brooklyn, new york. getting back a pair of treasured metals earned decades ago. 93-year-old anne burn received two replacement purple hearts for her brother, lieutenant andrew doyle, who disappeared while flying missions over the pacific in 1944. the medals were stolen in a burglary several years ago. now the family with pass the replacements on to the next generation. veterans day, by the way, came a little early for an injured member of the u.s. army reserve and her family. jeannette watson was surprised with a brand-new ford explorer from operation homefront in boise, idaho. she and her family run a small farm there. local football legend ian johnson presented them with the keys. operation homefront is in its fourth year of helping service men and women. there are two close encounters over the weekend with dangerous creatures. >> yes. the first, a great white shark scare for a group of divers in
south africa. the close encounter was posted on line by american tourist spencer riley, who was on his honeymoon diving in the area. that shark was chasing a string of bait. >> and then nose-dives straight into a small gap of the shark cage. luckily no one was hurt. described it as not too scary and pretty exhilarating. and near houston, texas, a surprise visitor -- >> whoa. >> jumped in on a shopping center. it put up a fight for this alligator trapper, kristi crowborth, before being subdued. the beast was 12-feet long, weighing more than 900 pounds. crowborth is only a part-time trapper. she faces teeth in her other job, as well, but it's not a dangerous stretch. she's a dentist. >> look at how she tamed that beast. >> like that one, huh? >> glad everybody was okay in all of those. coming up, an unprecedented move by a college football team
pressuring the school president to step down. also ahead, the bright, strange lights seen in the sky over southern california. the instant reaction as the mystery is solved. >> aliens. and discovering hope and a breakthrough. an extremely difficult cancer battle. now a little girl and her family have reason to celebrate. that is after our forecast map. 41 and snowy in great falls. lead story this morning. hockey is making a comeback in great falls. "world news now" weather brought to you by creditcards.com. what do you got to offer us today? ♪balance transfer that's my game♪ ♪bank you never heard of, that's my name♪ haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one that's right for you. just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com.
♪a one, a two, a three percent cash back♪ start the interview with a firm handshake. ay,no! don't do that! try head & shoulders instant relief. it cools on contact, and also keeps you 100% flake free. try head & shoulders instant relief. for cooling relief in a snap. enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. take one of and take a big smell. they smell really fresh what if we told you we washed these sheets 7 days ago. really? no way downy? downy fabric conditioner give us a week,
and we'll change your bed forever. want more freshness? add new downy fresh protect. jill and kate use the same dishwasher. same detergent. but only jill ends up with wet, spotty glasses. kate adds finish jet-dry with five power actions that dry dishes and prevent spots and film, so all that's left is the shine. for better results, use finish jet-dry. with the skin of then i will live the life of now olay total effects vitamin-enriched. to fight the 7 signs of aging. in 4 weeks, skin looks up to 10 years younger. 7 in 1 from the world's #1 olay. your best beautiful back seat chefs peer inside your oven. but you've cleaned all baked-on business from meals past with easy-off, so the only thing they see is that beautiful bird.
go ahead. let 'em judge. jake, put that downten up! point it at the ground til your ready that's not the ground leo put that down when your day goes on and on, you need 48 hour odor protection that goes on clear for no white marks. secret outlast clear gel. a comeback in great falls. two pieces from one of the darkest chapters in american history have been auctioned off. these license plates were on president john f. kennedy's limousine when he was assassinated nearly 52 years ago. they were sold in dallas this weekend for $100,000. now to the controversy that is brewing in the midwest. dozens of players on the
university of missouri football team say they will not play, sitting out all team activities, until the president of the university steps down. >> and the coaches support their decision to protest how their president has handled race and discrimination on campus. ron claiborne has the latest. >> reporter: weeks of racial tension on the university of missouri campus boiling over with roughly 30 african-american football players vowing to boycott the team. saying they won't participate in any football-related activities unless the university's president is fired or steps down. head coach gary pinkel seeming to endorse the boycott tweeting, the mizzou family stands as one, we are united, we are behind our players. >> the first time in quite some time in decades, frankly, we are seeing sports lead the way on issues of civil disobedience. certainly for a team to say we're not going to play, that's really unheard of. >> reporter: tensions on campus have been simmering for weeks.
last month at the homecoming parade protesters blocked the car of university system president tim wolf. african-american students complaining of a series of episodes of white students shouting racial slurs. this past week a swastika allegedly scrawled on the wall of a dormitory. protesters, some live in tents on campus, say wolf has failed to inadequately addressed the race issue on campus. the governor of missouri, ray nixon, adding, "racism and intolerance have no place at the university of missouri or anywhere in our state." university president wolf said in a statement, it is clear to all of us that change is needed. we will share next steps as soon as they are confirmed. but it is unclear if those steps, whatever they are, will be enough to convince the football players to call off their boycott. sunday's practice, scheduled practice, was canceled. the next game is scheduled for saturday against byu. if the university of missouri does not play that game, they will owe byu a million-dollar penalty. ron claiborne, abc news, new
for the thousands of families with children battling cancer, hope can sadly be in short supply. >> for one special little girl, hope came just at the right time. abc's marcie gonzales has her story. >> reporter: the scientific breakthrough behind this little smile inspiring doctors and cancer patients around the world. >> it was a miracle. >> reporter: after spending most of her short life battling leukemia, 1-year-old laila richards' parents were told traditional treatments weren't working and their baby girl was going to die. >> i don't believe in giving up. that's not in me. so i said -- i carried on in my head, i'm going to fight these doctors. when i lose i'm going to get the result that i need. so we just pushed on, pushed on, pushed on. >> reporter: her doctors in london decided to try an experimental treatment never before tested on humans. injecting laila with a donor's immune cells genetically
engineered to attack her cancer. >> the technology itself has got enormous potential. >> reporter: two months later laila's leukemia appears to be gone, though doctors caution it's too soon to know if she's cured or whether this could be used to help others. >> it needs to be studied further in a lot more children to know how well does it work and are there possible side effects. >> reporter: still, a dose of hope from this now-healthy, happy girl and her ground-breaking treatment. marcie gonzales, abc news, new york. >> childhood leukemia is the most common form of cancer in children and teens. >> it's so great to see, to realize what a struggle it is for those parents and it's great that they got that hope. in the past, researchers saw some success when using this type of treatment on hiv patients. we wish them luck in their research on this. >> we certainly hope this is a potential cure. coming up, mysterious lights in the sky. >> could they be extra-terrestrial in nature?
>> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. call this number to learn more. this plan was designed with a rate lock for people on a fixed income who want affordable life insurance that's simple to get. coverage options for just $9.95 a month, less than 35 cents a day. act now and your rate will be locked in for life. it will never increase. your coverage can never be cancelled
as long as you pay your premiums, and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. you cannot be turned down because of your health. call for your information kit and gift. both are free, with no obligation. don't wait, call this number now. ♪ skwhat are you doing? i just gotta scrape the rest of the food off them. ew. dish issues? cascade platinum powers through this brownie mess
over the weekend residents of southern california have got quite a surprise. spotting a mysterious light in the sky. >> theories were around flooding social media. concerns the unusual night was from another world. abc's sarah haines has more. >> reporter: this mysterious streak of light across the night sky in southern california, visible as far away as nevada
and arizona. >> i have my camera, we look up, we saw this crazy [ bleep ]. what is that? >> we're being invaded! >> reporter: watch as the small white light slowly expands looking to take over the skyline -- and then a blue-green tail appears as it continues to travel across the sky. the curious scene causing many onlookers to call law enforcement and flood our l.a. station kabc news with calls wondering what could this be? it's like a scene straight out of "the x-files." >> it looked like a regular airplane, then out of nowhere it blew up into an enormous bright light. >> reporter: social media exploding, weird object, anyone know what that was over southern california? #meteor, #ufo. and videos showing onlookers' quizzical reactions as people caught a glimpse of the
celestial sight. >> oh my god! >> reporter: not so fast. turns out the navy strategic system programs was conducting a scheduled missile test. assuring residents the missile was unarmed. sarah haines, abc news, new york. >> you believe in ufos? >> of course, and that was one. i don't believe the missile theory. i had friends tweeting about it in san diego. having worked in san diego, you're surrounded by the military bases there, they usually tell you if there's going to be something unusual that's not secretive that's going to take place. >> we should be cautious because you think this is some top secret -- >> i think it's bigfoot. >> bigfoot? in the sky? bigfoot's flashlight? >> it's a really big flashlight. i don't know. >> what? that's the news for this half hour. >> it was not a missile. >> could be chewbacca's flashlight. flashlight.
this morning on "world news now," two leading republicans in a showdown. >> one day before the next gop debate, ben carson is on the defensive as reporters question while trump appears before millions looking for laughs and votes. investigating terror after the plane crash in egypt. what intelligence agents are revealing about isis. and who may have hit a bomb in restaurant scare, a huge hole that opened up outside an ihop swallowing cars in a matter of minutes. the unsafe scene right now and why diners took cover. and later in "the mix," the best facial hair in the world. celebrate beards, moustaches and everything in between in a hair-raising competition. it's monday, november 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world
news now." >> good morning on this busy monday here in november. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. sorry to cut you off. >> no worries, i was on donald trump's twitter page. he's tweeted 18 times how great he was on "saturday night live" since he was on "snl." >> and you're advised? >> i'm surprised it's only 18 times. very humble. >> did you catch "saturday night live"? >> i did see some of the monologue and he was pretty good. he wasn't in it a lot. some of the critics said he wasn't all that funny. but of course we're going to have plenty on that throughout the morning. we're going to begin with presidential politics and just one day away from another republican showdown. >> we have the next debate, it's in milwaukee tomorrow night. ben carson likely to face more questions about his past. and donald trump wasted no time attacking his rival after hosting "snl." "your voice, your vote," and abc's mary bruce following the republicans. >> reporter: new scrutiny into ben carson's past intensifying
and the leading republican pushing back. >> the burden of proof is not going to be on me to corroborate everything that i've ever talked about in my life. >> reporter: his campaign clarifying he was never admitted or even applied to west point, after originally claiming he was offered a scholarship. defending his account of a test he took while a student at yale, "the wall street journal" raising questions whether as the candidate claims he was named the most honest student in class. carson responding on facebook posting this 1970 article from the school paper that he says backs up his story. though carson's account is more detailed. and "the wall street journal" also questioning another carson story from high school. when he says he shielded a group of white classmates during riots after dr. king's assassination. his campaign says the incident did happen. >> anybody who going back decades can be 100% accurate on everything, if you can show me that person, i will sit at their
knee and learn. >> reporter: carson's chief rival, donald trump, pouncing on the accusations. >> it's a weird deal going on. >> reporter: trump back to business after some funny business. ♪ you used to call me on the cell phone ♪ >> reporter: live from new york, it was the donald being donald. >> they don't have my talent, my money, especially my good lucks. -- good looks, but you know what? they're not bad. >> reporter: trump and carson will join six other candidates onstage at the next republican debate on tuesday, which means it's probably safe to say you'll be hearing more about these alleged inconsistencies in carson's past. mary bruce, abc news, washington. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton is in new hampshire today. with that state's primary exactly three months from now, she'll officially file her candidacy today. she'll also host a town hall as well. the focus later this week shifts back to iowa for the next democratic debate.
as for bernie sanders, he's in las vegas focusing on nevada. its presidential caucus is february 4th. an event today on immigration reform follows a rally last night. despite his attacks on clinton he had kind words for her yesterday saying that she'd be infinitely better than any of the republicans running for the oval office. turning to egypt where officials are revealing gaps in security at sharm el-sheikh airport, evidence is mounting that terrorists may be to blame for the crash of the russian passenger jet. russia has sent its first team of inspectors after suspending all flights to egypt. >> reporter: more clues that the doomed russian airliner was brought down by a terrorist bomb. 224 people died when the metrojet plane crashed in egypt's sinai desert last weekend shortly after takeoff from the egyptian resort of sharm el-sheikh. electronic intercepts of isis before and after the crash indicated isis was in communication with someone at the sharm el-sheikh airport.
congressman adam schiff is one of the eight members of congress to receive a classified briefing on the investigation. >> if this is a bomb by the affiliate of isis in the sinai, isis has now fully eclipsed al qaeda as the gravest terrorist threat in the world. >> reporter: isis likely recruited someone with access at the ramp at the airport to plant the bomb on the russian jet. as more of the 224 russian victims were buried this weekend in st. petersburg, officials said shrapnel wounds were discovered in several of the bodies. indication that the plane was brought down by an explosive device. egyptian officials have now confirmed that the cockpit voice recorder, the cvr, captured a distinct but undetermined noise just before it stopped working. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds of the cvr recording. >> reporter: that sound could be critical to figuring out how this russian passenger jet crashed. >> is it a bomb or is it something we're hearing where the airplane is physically coming apart? >> airport officials in sharm
el-sheikh say a key baggage scanner was often not working or unplugged to save power. they say the biggest weakness was human error, not searching workers, officers and friends. keeping our focus overseas now, the individual attacks on israelis by palestinians show no sign of letup. seven israelis were wounded in three separate attacks in the west bank yesterday. this one was caught on camera after a young woman stabbed a settlement security guard. look again. she pulled a knife from her purse when he asked to see some identification. he was slightly injured but was able to shoot her. she is in serious condition. that's probably going to be one of the topics when the israeli prime minister meets with president obama. it's bibi netanyahu's first meeting with the president since the adoption of the iran nuclear deal. that's why israel is asking for a new security agreement. also hanging over today's
meeting in washington, d.c., netanyahu's new chief spokesman has described mr. obama as anti-semitic and secretary of state john kerry as someone who cannot be taken seriously. just outside the capital, a devastating toll from a fiery traffic accident. a pickup truck slammed into a church van in maryland and burst into flames. neighbors who heard what they say sounded like a bomb tried to save the passengers but the truck driver and three people in the van were killed including a child. 14 others were hospitalized, eight of them in critical condition. today family and friends will lay to rest a young boy in louisiana who was killed during a police chase that seriously wounded his father. police say 6-year-old jeremy martis died after city marshals fired into a vehicle driven by his father, chris few. it's not clear why the officers tried to pull few over in the first place and why they pursued him or why they opened fire. >> i mean, just smiling.
burst out laughing at the sky. almost like he's talking to god. >> a bond hearing is scheduled today for officers norris greenhouse and derek stafford. they face charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. texas police are searching for a suspect in what they're calling a high-profile hit on a state district judge friday night. judge julie kocurek is recovering after being shot in an ambush outside her home in austin. kocurek is the top presiding judge in her district, and now police and staff are looking through her court cases for possible suspects. >> every year she has at least a 1,000 new defendants charged with felony crimes. when you're sending people to prison and you're sending people to death row, not everyone's happy with that. >> kocurek did not suffer life-threatening injuries. her colleagues are told to be on the alert for their personal safety. an extraordinary move by dozens of football players from the university of missouri refusing to practice or even
play until the university president steps down. their head coach is actually supporting them as well. tweeting this photo of players and coaches linking arms. the action caps weeks of racial tension on that campus. the action caps weeks of racial tension on that campus. university president tim wolf under fire for failing to take action after a series of hostile incidents. >> for the first time in decades, frankly, we are seeing sports lead the way on issues of civil disobedience. certainly for a team to say, we're not going to play, that's really unheard of. >> and this morning the players haven't said if they'll refuse to play next saturday's game. the university president says the school will unveil a new diversity and inclusion strategy but not until next april. when dallas cowboys defensive line man greg hardy played last night against the eagles while a scandal swirled around him. the website deadspin published graphic photos and other documents regarding the alleged assault last year of hardy's ex-girlfriend. hardy tweeted his regret about
the incident and said he's grateful to still be playing in the nfl. a lot of women, a lot of men, a lot of sports fans need to say, why is this guy playing in the nfl? >> hardy didn't talk to reporters after last night's game but cowboys owner jerry jones said he wants to give hardy a second chance. head coach jason garrett said he doesn't want to talk about hardy anymore. >> hardy wasn't much of a factor in last night's game. a 41-yard pass from philadelphia quarterback sam bradford in overtime gave the eagles a 33-27 win over the cowboys. the touchdown broke the fifth tie of the game. it was the sixth straight loss for the dallas cowboys. despite an incredible catch by dallas receiver dez bryant earlier in the game. it's been like that ever since tony romo was injured. too bad. if you want a smart-alekcy cartoon -- spongebob square pants isn't exactly educational tv?
you'll have to think again. 13-year-old brandon alan says it helped him how to save a life. brandon, who has autism, knew what to do when she was choking on an apple at school. >> he spun her around and performed the heimlich maneuver until the apple popped out of her mouth. brandon says he learned the technique from spongebob, who used it on his frenemy. who knew. are your kids into spongebob at all? >> they're not into spongebob but maybe there's greater educational value i didn't realize. >> beyond the fact that he's an absorbent, yellow, and porous -- >> porous, that's true. coming up in "the mix." caught on camera a wild scene you have to see involving a seal getting a whale of a ride. >> that's a good one. also ahead, a soccer player showing her high school football team a thing or two. the replacement kicker who's so good she's getting national attention. and the high school sexting scandal involving 100 students. what parents across the country need to know about a secret app. >> you can talk to us, send your
comments on facebook. wnnfans.com. and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." inspectors are trying to i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert! she doesn't make it! only mucinex dm relieves both wet and dry coughs for 12 hours with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. i'm lmy bargain detergent shift couldn't keep up.ter. so i switched to tide pods. they're super concentrated so i get a better clean. 15% cleaning ingredients or 90%. don't pay for water, pay for clean. that's my tide.
>> important message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason. if you did not receive your information, call this number now. your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. stand by to learn more. >> i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about a popular life insurance plan with a rate lock that locks in your rate for life so it can never increase. did you get your free information kit? if not, please call this number now. this affordable plan through the colonial penn program has coverage options for just $9.95 a month. your rate is locked in and can never go up. and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions.
see how much coverage you can get for just $9.95 a month. call now for your free information kit. ♪ ♪balance transferot to othat's my game♪ ♪bank you never heard of, that's my name♪ haa! thank you. uh, next. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card.
whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one that's right for you. just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com. ♪a one, a two, a three percent cash back♪ inspectors are trying to found the cause of a giant cave-in at an ihop parking lot in mississippi. a big gash opened in the pavement, swallowed a dozen cars, just as families ate
dinner a matter of feet away. the crevice, 15 feet deep and longer than a football field. several booms were heard before the lights went out sending people running for their lives. >> four of the employees ran over to the window and yelled "earthquake." everyone went into a panic. >> sure does look like an earthquake. fortunately no one was hurt. the restaurant was just built and investigators are looking at an underground drain pipe in construction as a possible cause. it absolutely looks like a natural disaster. >> those images are so incredible. let's turn to the sexting scandal at one colorado high school involving hundreds of racy pictures and how they could mean criminal charges for the students involved. >> we're learning more about how students kept those photos hidden with the help of some sneaky smartphone apps. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the small town of canyon city, colorado, reeling from a high school photo sexting scandal authorities now believe may involve more than 100 underage students.
>> are there adults involved, what's going to happen, how far is this going to go? >> reporter: officials say the scandal involves kids as young as middle schoolers to varsity high school football players exchanging nearly 400 nude photos in total. the school superintendent says students use smartphone apps designed to keep those pictures hidden. >> the main source of transfer of these pictures, as best we can ascertain, is an app called photo vault. >> reporter: the photo vault programs can masquerade as other apps such as calculators. by typing in a secret code it allows access to hidden content. files, contacts, images can be stored unseen. authorities in canyon city say they have confiscated three cell phones and are now seeking search warrants to examine them. >> we do have a telephone with several hundred images on it. >> reporter: even parents of kids not involved are concerned. 16-year-old junior kendra stubblefield wants the school to move past the scandal. she says she was asked to take part in the sexting but never
did. >> they're just scared. they don't want this situation to define them. >> reporter: authorities are considering suspensions, expulsions, and some students may face felony criminal charges. a conviction would force them to register as a sex offender. authorities in canyon city say it could take a month to sort out whether any students will face some of those very serious charges. and they say they'll only file charges if absolutely necessarily. clayton sandell, abc news, canyon city, colorado. coming up in our next half hour, keeping kids safe. the new push to install seat belts on every school bus across this country and how the government plans to get every kid to buckle in despite the major costs. first, kicking butt. the high school soccer player tapped to fill in for the football team which she's able to do better than every other boy in her school. can't wait to get to this one. you're watching "world news now." n't wait to get to this one.
we're already a couple of months into football season. for many high school programs around the country playoff hopes are hanging in the balance. >> an injury on one team led their coach to think outside the box. he saw someone with real potential, but she had no desire to be in the spotlight. not till now. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: the water break for the minutemen of cocoa beach high in florida where one of the minutemen is, yes, a late-arriving girl. late in the season, that is. madison denini, added to the team only as the season was running out. why? because she plays soccer which means she can kick, something
the coach spotted not long after his >> i'm staring over there saying, hey. i mean, she's the real deal. i mean, 40 years of coaching, i've never seen a female actually kick an extra point or a field goal in a tackle football game. >> reporter: on a hunch he put her on the team and on the field, and boom, madison scored her first extra point. that's her mom and dad. >> it's very exciting. we didn't think we'd get to see something like this in boys' football. but here we are. >> reporter: then she did it again. and again. and a field goal, which led to a win. and the spotlight, well, madison could live without it. >> nerve-racking. i don't really like the attention. but if that's what breakthroughs are going to get, then i guess i'll do it. >> reporter: and so she did. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and that's why i love my florida. my home state. >> yes. >> you know it's increasing the numbers. estimates are about 1,500 girls
approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help pay some of what medicare doesn't, saving you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you've learned that taking informed steps along the way really makes a difference later. that's what it means to go long™. call now and request this free [decision guide].
it's full of information on medicare and the range of aarp medicare supplement plans to choose from based on your needs and budget. all plans like these let you choose any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients, and there are no network restrictions. unitedhealthcare insurance company has over thirty years experience and the commitment to roll along with you, keeping you on course. so call now and discover how an aarp medicare supplement plan could go long™ for you. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. plus, nine out of ten plan members surveyed say they would recommend their plan to a friend. remember, medicare doesn't cover everything. the rest is up to you. call now, request your free [decision guide] and start gathering the information you need
to help you keep rolling with confidence. go long™. ♪ time time for "the mix." there was a big event held here in new york city over the weekend. i'm surprised that you didn't end up going. there was a world championship of moustache and beards. >> are you trying to say i have a moustache? >> they tried to cover it up in makeup. >> boom! whoa! >> these are some of the guys that competed. they say the keys to a good beard is patience, wax, and hair drying. and you must shave or shape up your beard on a consistent basis. these are some of the finalists. they were really, really, really creative. so the winner for best moustache was keith hobridge of seattle. >> that's pretty good. >> that is good. even with the duck face, duck lips. the best beard, scott mets.
look at that. florida. i would like to say, i moustache you a question. isn't this the best beard you've seen? >> oh! come on. so handsome. >> mo-vember can't get over soon enough. >> shaving cream. people are into carpooling. that includes creatures of the sea. we've seen lots of carpooling. this is a seal riding a whale in mexico. it's a trend of different animals mingling. we saw a raccoon riding an alligator, a weasel riding a woodpecker. everybody needs a little lift. this video has gone viral under the youtube channel whale of a time. >> ha. hopefully that seal is still with us. okay, this is a really cool story out of the uk and south wales. this barber has been cutting this kid's hair for about a month.
he's been trying to cut his hair for a month. he's been having trouble. the young boy, he's autistic, he says he fears when he's cutting near his ear. so finally the barber posted this photo showing how he was finally able to get him to cut his hair. by having him get distracted with his phone on the floor then cut his hair. like that. >> what was he playing on his iphone? that's what i want to know. >> i'm not sure. he went to give him a high five after the haircut and the kid gave him a hug. >> it is hard to get kids to sit still and cut their hair. >> exactly. good job. other things people freak out about, somebody hacking into your iphone. the password, right? apparently there's this guy in japan, they say his password is at least 50 numbers long. here's the thing. he's using an iphone where you can do a thumb print to unlock your phone or a four to six-digit password. what does he know that we don't
>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning are on this very huge hole, the earth opened up underneath a restaurant parking lot. the frightening scene inside. the destruction outside, and the unsafe conditions right now. and new this half-hour, a safety alert for parents putting their kids on school buses. >> who's demanding seat belts for every student, and how tests show this requirement would actually save lives. and the numbers are in. was donald trump's "snl" hosting gig the ratings bonanza he predicted? that's in "the skinny" on this monday, november 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now".
>> good morning are on this very busy monday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we'll get started on a serious notes. new disturbing details about lax security ahead of last week's catastrophic plane crash in egypt. >> as the consensus grows that a bomb brought down the russian passenger jet, airport officials say scanners were often not functioning, workers weren't searched, and some tourists weren't even patted down. abc's brian ross has more on the chatter picked up from isis. >> reporter: aviation security officials say there is new evidence that what happened here was likely an inside job. that isis recruited someone with access to the ramp at the sharm el-sheikh airport to plant a bomb on the russian jet. with investigators this weekend scrutinizing airport surveillance videos and employee records for a possible suspect. congressman adam schiff is one of eight members of congress to receive a classified briefing on the investigation. >> isis may have concluded that the best way to defeat airport defenses is not to go through them, but to go around them with the help of somebody on the
inside. >> reporter: u.s. authorities tell abc news that electronic intercept devices both before and after the crash indicated that isis was in communication with someone at the sharm el-sheikh airport. >> if this is a bomb by the affiliate of isis in the sinai, isis has fully eclipsed al qaeda as the greatest terrorist threat in the world. >> reporter: ar the 224 victims were buried in st. petersburg, officials say shrapnel wounds were discovered in several bodies, another indication the plane was likely brought down by an explosive device. on saturday, egyptian officials said the cockpit voice recorder, cvr, captured a distinct but undetermined noise just before it stopped working. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds of the cvr recording. >> reporter: u.s. experts say it was be possible and quickly to determine if that noise was a bomb, and if so, precisely where it was placed. but that hasn't happened yet. senior u.s. officials tell abc news that fbi forensic agents
with their wealth of knowledge have not been invited to be part of the investigation on the ground. brian ross, abc news, new york. a very deadly accident in a suburb of washington, d.c. a pickup truck slammed into a church van and burst into flames. neighbors who heard what they say sounded hike a bomb trying to save the passengers, but the truck driver and three people in the van were killed, including a child. 14 others were hospitalized, eight in critical condition. six children are among the injured. police in austin, texas, are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a high-profile judge outside her own home. district judge julie kocurek is recovering after being ambushed after pulling through her driveway. policing going through past felony cases for a potential suspect and her colleagues are being told to be on alert for their personal safety. in michigan three teens are under arrest after officials foiled a school shooting plot. police say two 15-year-olds and an 18-year-old used instagram to
hatch a plan to attack a middle school and high school in genesee county. if convicted they could face life in prison. the funeral for the 6-year-old boy killed during that police chase last week that seriously wounded his father. two police officers now charged in his death are in court for a bond hearing. the question remains, what triggered the chase in the first place? here's abc's philip mena. >> reporter: two louisiana law enforcement officers under arrest and facing charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder after an incident that left an unarmed father injured and his 6-year-old son dead. >> nothing is more important than this badge that we wear on our uniform. tonight that badge has been tarnished. >> reporter: investigators interviewing witnesses,
examining 911 recordings, and body camera footage. >> it is the most disturbing thing i've seen. >> reporter: trying to figure out what led the officers, who were moonlighting as city marshals, to fire their weapons at a vehicle driven by chris few. his son, first grader jeremy martis, a passenger after a pursuit tuesday night. four law enforcement officers in all at the shooting scene. >> i mean, just smiling, laughing at the sky, like he's almost looking at god. >> reporter: megan dixon, few's fiancee, said she and few left in separate vehicles after an argument at this pool hall. a short time later she saw police vehicles pursuing him. now a makeshift memorial. dozens leaving flowers and balloons at the intersection where the shooting occurred. both officers were named in a criminal complaint filed this year by a man saying police used excessive force in his arrest. that complaint is still pending. philip mena, abc news, marksville, louisiana. protests at the university of missouri ramped up when
dozens of football players announced they won't practice or play. their head coach is lending his support, tweeting this photo of players and coaches linking arms. protesters are demanding the university president step down for failing to take action after a series of racially charged incidents. a terrifying night at an ihop restaurant in mississippi as the parking lot caves without notice, swallowing up car after car as families dined inside. first a loud boom, then lights go out triggering chaos as the ground gave way. >> reporter: a car still teetering on the edge. more than a dozen others buried in the mud below. a massive gash far longer than a football field tore through this ihop parking lot on a busy saturday night. >> employees ran to the window and yelled "earthquake!" everyone went into a panic. >> reporter: slabs of pavement cracked open, creating a massive crevice 15 feet deep.
remarkably, no one was injured. noah mathis was eating dinner inside with his family, their car parked outside. >> everything was sudden and quick. they were slamming their forks down and running outside as soon as they could. once outside there was a large amount of people sprinting for their lives. >> reporter: emergency personnel say an underground drain pipe collapsed. the investigation has not ruled out construction as a contributing factor. diners grateful to be unhurt are now hoping insurance will cover their losses. after such a dramatic end to what was supposed to be a normal night out. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. new developments in the presidential race. ben carson is on the defensive as he faces fresh questions about his past. the retired neurosurgeon has told about overcoming a violent childhood and excelling in high
school and college. he said the news reports questioning his stories are "a political hit job." >> anybody when going back decades can be 100% accurate on everything, if you can show me that person, i will sit at their knee and learn. >> carson's chief rival, donald trump, calls the controversy very strange. he's back on the campaign trail in illinois after hosting "snl" over the weekend. we'll have more of trump's appearance in "the skinny." hillary clinton is in new hampshire. exactly three months from today, they'll officially file her candidacy. she'll hold a town hall in the granite state. the focus later this week shifts back to iowa where the three democratic candidates where they'll hold another debate. as you know, google is already the master of the internet. now it wants to rule over heart disease. the tech giant announcing a partnership with the american heart association to find new ways of fighting the world's top
killer. a company executive says the battle against heart disease is ripe for innovation and unconventional thinking. the new project is starting out with $50 million. starbucks coming under fire for its holiday cups. >> what is the world coming to? why? >> the coffee chain use simple red cups. no ornaments, no reindeers, no symbols are nothing. some are accusing the company of waging a war on christmas and hating on jesus. >> what? >> customers are being encouraged to say "merry christmas" instead of their names forcing baristas to write it down. starbucks said if they try to treat a culture of inclusion and the cups are meant to be a blank canvas. maybe what you could do -- the cool baristas at starbucks could put on a menorah, a christmas tree, angels. >> a kwanzaa bush, something. all right. starting today, you can create a customized package from oreo cookies. on the oreo site there are two
choices for wrappers, both in black and white with special graphics. >> consumers can color the wrappers digitally, pay for the cookies, and have the customized package shipped to someone special. or if you prefer, you can order a black and white package and mail them instead of markers. >> obviously the marketing folks at oreo were busy the last few weeks. >> no price yet how much that will put you back. coming up in "the skinny" -- how much would you pay for one of john lennon's guitars? the price might strike a serious chord. also ahead, tantalizing new hints for "star wars" fans and the latest trailer, the anticipation is building right before the movie's premiere. first a safety alert for parents putting kids on school buses. who's demanding seat belts for every rider before another accident? that's after our forecast map. storminess in the southeast. take a look at the map. little-known fact, there are 50 states. >> oh, boy. "world news now" weather brought to you by easy off oven
a busy weekend for train derailments in wisconsin. this one west of milwaukee, 13 tanker cars jumped their tracks sunday, spewing hundreds of gallons of crude oil and forcing evacuation of at least 35 homes. there are no reports of injuries or fires. canadian pacific railroad put the evacuated families up in hotels last night but it's still not clear when they can return to their homes. in western wisconsin, 32 cars derailed saturday morning, spilling nearly 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the mississippi river. also in this derailment, no fires, smoke or injuries were reported. the residents were evacuated because of both accidents under investigation this morning. there may be a big change
that could impact how your child goes to school. >> for the first time the government is supporting a movement to have a seat belt for every child on a school bus. abc's marci gonzalez on what's behind the change. >> reporter: horrific school bus crashes like this sending students flying out of their seats, prompting a first of its kind effort from federal regulators. the head of the national highway traffic safety administration announcing a new push to put seat belts on every school bus in the country. though acknowledging it will be an expensive challenge, the agency now says it will save the lives of children. >> i believe my daughter would still be here if she had a seat belt. >> reporter: only six states require all school buses to be equipped with seat belts. until now, federal regulators have argued that was because they are incredibly safe vehicles built specifically to protect passengers. crash tests by seat belt manufacturer imi performed for abc showed that seat belts can
keep riders safer in bus rollovers. >> the children that are belted are safe. the children that are unrestrained are thrown throughout the vehicle. >> reporter: no timeline on when new requirements might be implemented, just a big push to get students buckled up. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> very good effort there. coming up, the ratings numbers now in for donald trump's "snl" appearance. musical instruments played by john lennon and licked by miley cyrus. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. kinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. "wor
♪ skinny so skinny leading us off this morning donald trump on "snl." >> the numbers are in for his much-anticipated episode. the republican presidential candidate helped deliver the show their highest ratings since january of 2012. >> the preliminary nielsen ratings, although strong, didn't translate to the numbers trump has helped bring in for the gop debates. his performance also draws mixed reactions. >> not too many people were all that fond. there have been rave reviews for larry david returning as democratic candidate bernie sanders. >> so america, if you believe in
bernie, i need you to go home, open your closet, pull out your vacuum, dump it upside down, and send me all the pennies that fall out of it. that's right. i'm bernie sanders. and i want your vacuum pennies! >> he's almost so good you do a double-take, is it bernie? >> this is when he was out of character. he heckled trump during his monologue, calling him a racist, in reference to the protests outside the studio. >> david said he was paid $5,000 to do it. trump responded with "as a businessman, i can fully respect that." turning next to superstar lindsey vonn, the olympic gold medal champion ended up in the hospital over the weekend after trying to break up a dogfight. >> she was trying to wrestle away a frisbee from her two dogs when she suffered bites on her hand requiring a trip to the e.r. for stitches. she posted a video from social media making a joke it was part of a jimmy fallon halloween
costume, referencing his recent tumble. >> fallon respond to vonn on twitter saying, oh, no, i was faking mine. >> oh, and wishing her a speedy recovery. we do too, because ski season in colorado, it's only a couple of weeks away. now to a follow-up to a "skinny" story from last week, a major auction of music memorabilia. >> the big-ticket item, a guitar stolen from john lennon. the 1962 gibson acoustic sold for a mind-boggling $2.4 million, even though lennon owned it for about a year. it was used to record the hits "love me do" and "p.s. i love you." it was said to have been used in writing the hits "i wanna hold your hand" and "all my loving." >> i love those songs. half the proceeds will go to the spirit foundation, a charitable organization that was founded by lennon's widow yoko ono. the winner of the multimillion dollar guitar has wished to remain anonymous.
i would, too. hot memorabilia. i wouldn't want anyone coming near that. >> as part of this auction there were interesting items up for bid. including kurt cobain's green sweater. >> that's right. and a lock of his hair, wasn't it? >> yeah. creepy. >> i thought you were going to bid on that one. >> no. finally, a question. if a guitar played by john lennon fetched nearly $2.5 million, how much would an instrument licked by miley cyrus sell for? oh, yeah. >> yeah. let's see this. oh my goodness. she's really going to do it. >> she goes in for it. >> apparently this one got over 50 grand this past week. the pop star used her tongue in an effort to up the bidding on a piano being auctioned for charity. cyrus was asked if she'd lick and it she did. >> so it worked. $50,000 was donated to the los angeles lgbt center. cyrus was there as the honored recipient of their vanguard award for her work in helping the lgbt community and homeless youth. looking at that that's one way to tickle the ivories. >> oh! stay with us.
dayquil liquid gels and go. hey buddy, let's get these but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful.
many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. call this number to learn more. this plan was designed with a rate lock for people on a fixed income who want affordable life insurance that's simple to get. coverage options for just $9.95 a month, less than 35 cents a day. act now and your rate will be locked in for life. it will never increase. your coverage can never be cancelled as long as you pay your premiums, and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. you cannot be turned down because of your health. call for your information kit and gift. both are free, with no obligation. don't wait, call this number now.
♪ ♪ ♪ you know what that music means. time for our corporate synergy "star wars." fans going wild this weekend after getting a surprise gift. >> the latest trailer for "the force awakens." it held clues about what will be in the long-awaited seventh part of the film saga. abc's resident jedi clayton sandell has the details. >> reporter: in the latest "star wars" trailers, the dudes are back. >> it's true. all of it. >> reporter: han solo. an angry chewbacca. and the new guy. >> i don't know your name. >> reporter: but this surprise new peek at "the force awakens,"
released in japan, seems to suggest this time the force is with the females. daisy ridley's character is no damsel in distress, although this looks bad. >> this film makes it very clear the luke skywalker character in this movie is in fact going to be daisy ridley. >> reporter: and this new line -- >> i know all about waiting for my family. >> reporter: sparking all kinds of speculation. is she a solo? skywalker? who is she related to? >> you hear family and you think, who's she related to? my bet is probably not admiral akbar. >> it's a trap! >> reporter: there's a lot more of droid bb8. a quick new shot of princess leia in a command center. and more yoda-esque talk from a mysterious character we haven't seen. >> hope is not lost today.
>> reporter: luke skywalker is still missing from this trailer. for some, reigniting the whole luke is the bad guy theory. >> i will fulfill our destiny. i will finish what you started. >> i sort of feel like when he is revealed to us, like he will be the luke skywalker we know and love. that said, if he is evil, that would be so interesting and fascinating. >> reporter: maybe this time he's just somewhere waiting to be rescued by rae. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> where's chewbacca? >> this bear just really fits with the chewbacca theme. december 18th. how exciting. it looks really, really cool. >> i'd love to play chewbacca's love interest. >> awkward. i'm still here. get a room. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning -- bomb theory. more clues that terrorism is likely to blame for the deadly plane crash in egypt. the new evidence this morning as airport workers are being questioned. caught on camera. a palestinian woman attacking an israeli guard. violence in the middle east escalating. players protesting. a university's football team refusing to take the field unless the school's president steps down. the pressure building overnight. as faculty members are set to join the boycott. and a big cat prowling the streets. captured after a pursuit. good monday morning. we begin i