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making news in america this friday morning -- deadly crash. a train packed with passengers slamming into a station, parts of the old building collapsing as crews help the injured. what we're learning about the young woman who was killed and the train's engineer. we're live at the scene. overnight, hurricane matthew is exploding in size and strength. now a powerful category 2 with the u.s. in its sights. we're tracking its path. a major u.s. newspaper breaking its nonendorsement tradition, telling voters to stay away from one of the two candidates. and protests are growing violent two days after a deadly police-involved shooting. overnight, demonstrators smashed windows as police used pepper spray. a good friday morning.
federal investigators hope to gain access today to the mangled commuter train that plowed into a new jersey station. >> yeah there were safety concerns that prevented investigators from getting close to the scene after yesterday's deadly crash. the new jersey transit train slammed into a wall at the hoboken platform during the busy morning commute. >> the crash killed one person. a 34-year-old woman who had just dropped her child off at day care. she wasn't actually on the train. investigators say she was killed by flying debris. >> the focus today will turn to the engineer. you see him here. a 48-year-old new jersey resident. he's been released from the hospital. stephanie ramos joins us with more live from hoboken. stephanie, good morning. what are we learning? >> reporter: kendis and diane, good morning. here at hoboken, you can see fire crews, police. yellow tape positioned outside of the train station. there are so many questions as to why this new jersey transit train carrying hundreds of people slammed into the station with no warning.
>> we have a train into the train station hoboken terminal. we need multiple ems for multiple injuries. >> reporter: the ntsb is investigating the deadly new jersey transit train crash at one of new york city's busiest commuter hubs. >> people are running every way. >> reporter: it was mass chaos after the train barreled through the station in hoboken, new jersey, leaving debris everywhere and passengers stunned. >> are you okay? >> reporter: in these images, you can see passengers scrambling off the mangled three-car train moments after the crash. >> we ran over. there were a lot of people kicking out windows, trying to exit the train. >> reporter: many of the injured were on the platform. including 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon. who lost her life after being hit by flying debris. more than 100 people were hurt, including the train's engineer, thomas gallagher, who was later released from the hospital and is said to be cooperating with investigators. >> the ntsb will analyze the facts, determine the probable cause of the accident, and issue
a report of those determinations. >> reporter: surveillance video shows the train heading south. shortly before 9:00 a.m., the train, inches cloeg ing close station, never slows down. >> through the air. traveled about 40 feet. and the train flying into the depot. >> you heard a ka-boom. the whole place shook. >> reporter: investigators will be here on the scene for at least another week. they'll try to recover the data recorder as well as two cameras from the train. kendis and diane? >> they're hoping those will give them some clue as to hi the train was going so fast. stephanie, thank you. >> and, stephanie, i know that it's also, they're trying to get to that second black box. why is that so difficult? >> reporter: well, the ntsb says it's not safe for the investigators. that's because the crash caused part of the roof of the building to collapse. because this structure is very old, there's a possibility of asbestos inside. it will take time for the investigators to get in there,
recover the second black box safely. >> it will be a rough commute, no doubt, for many people. thousands of people that use that station this morning. stephanie ramos, in hoboken, thank you. >> and the crash has brought positive train control, ptc, as it's known, back into the headlines. >> the technology automatically slows trains when they exceed the speed limit. new jersey transit does not have ptc software on any of its locomotives or its tracks. abc's david kerley covers transportation for us. he asked the ntsb's vice chairman whether ptc could have made a difference in hoboken. >> if this train had positive train control all the way into the station, could this accident have been avoided? >> the ntsb has been recommending positive train control or ptc for 40 years. so we will look at that. >> new jersey transit trains have a system inside their cabs that alerts engineers if they're going too fast. it's not clear, however, if that system activated prior to the crash.
and in jerusalem, funeral services are under way for former president and prime minister of israel shimon peres. prime minister benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas greeted each other with a handshake. abbas is one of dozens of world leaders attending that service. >> and president obama and former president bill clinton are also paying tribute to one of the world's greatest statesmen. we're just now learning about what shimon peres thought was his greatest accomplishment. he said it was stopping netanyahu from attacking iran. he said an attack was imminent but told "the jerusalem post" it could only publish that revelation after he was dead. peres died after complications from a stroke. he was 93 years old. overnight, hurricane matthew strengthened into a powerful category 2 storm. the hurricane has been rolling through the caribbean, pummeling the islands. this new video that you're seeing here shows the damage left behind in st. vincent. the hurricane is likely to approach the u.s. next week. accuweather's justin povick
tracking its path. >> diane and kendis, thanks. good morning to you, as well. we have a strengthening hurricane over the south central caribbean. movement takes this off to the west over the course of the next couple of days. not completely organized just yet. it has me to believe this could become stronger down the line. over the weekend into early next week, it will be curling off to the north, making its impact felt possibly over jamaica and into cuba. diane, kendis, back to you. >> all right, justin. we're going to continue to keep an eye on that. in the meantime, here at home, a nasty storm system has begun its assault in the northeast. flood waters filled the streets of old town alexandria. in northern virginia overnight. and drenched the greater d.c. area. the same storm has devastated much of north carolina, where more than ten inches of rain produced widespread flooding. the obamas welcomed this year's olympic and paralympic athletes to the white house. >> looking to show off his skills, the president attempted
a split as 4 of the final 5 watched. they gave the president a perfect 10. >> i don't know if he earned it for that split. >> i don't know if that was a split or whatever, he was just kneeling down. he congratulated all the athletes for making the country proud. >> certainly, they did. still ahead, one of the country's most read newspapers is weighing in on a presidential race for the first time with a warning about one candidate. police made several arrests overnight as people protest the deadly police-involved shooting in el cajon. we have details about multiple attempts to deport the man who was shot. and passengers rescued on a fairground ride after getting stuck for several hours.
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so the "usa today" has broken tradition, taking sides in a presidential race for the first time. but not in the form of an endorsement. >> instead, the editorial board is urging americans not to vote for donald trump, saying he's unfit for the presidency. the paper describes trump as an erratic serial liar. with a checkered business career. but here's the thing. the paper is not endorsing clinton either. it says she has her own flaws. trump's family charity is again under scrutiny. "the washington post" reports the trump foundation failed to obtain the certification by new york state to solicit money from the public. if the charity is found to be in violation of that law, it may be forced to not only stop raising money but also return donations. so far, there's no comment from the trump campaign. the republican nominee is dredging up bill clinton's past. saying a hillary clinton victory would bring her husband's sex scandal back to the white house. and he's also reminding voters
about the former president's impeachment. trump is now saying the debate was rigged. yet he's denying that hillary clinton got the best of him. >> i don't think i took the bait. you know, every online poll had me winning the debate. so every single one of them, many of them. so, look -- i found it to be an amazing experience, actually. we had 88 million people or something around that number. and i just found it to be an amazing experience. >> well, in that new interview, trump reacted to the "newsweek" article that he violated the u.s.-cuba embargo. he denies he ever did business with cuba. clinton criticized trump for his alleged ties to cuba. when asked about trump bringing up her husband's past, she says she's not going to comment on how he runs his campaign. clinton, by the way, today is in florida. trump is in michigan. wells fargo's ceo wraps up a brutal week on capitol hill. john stumpf was grilled by a very angry house financial
services committee. he attempted to explain what management knew about the 2 million bogus accounts opened by employees. stumpf apologized. one lawmaker who happens to be a customer wasn't having it. >> i am deeply sorry that we failed to fulfill our responsibility to our customers, our team members, and the american public. >> fraud is fraud. theft is theft. and what happened at wells fargo over the course of many years cannot be described any other way. mr. stumpf, i regrettably have a mortgage with your bank. i wish i didn't. >> lawmakers say wells fargo may have violated federal racketeering and other laws. regulators are not saying whether the case has been referred to the department of justice. when we come back, a murder mystery halfway around the world. investigators are searching for answers after two americans were found dead at a luxury resort.
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u.s. from uganda and escaped the dangers of war. >> we wanted protection. that's why we're here. but now, i ask the question, where should we go? >> olango came to the u.s. as a refugee in 1991. he was ordered to be deported twice after pair of felony convictions. immigration authorities were not able to get the proper travel documents for him. it was a trip of a lifetime that ended in tragedy. two american sisters on a luxurious vacation off the african coast found dead. members of their grieving family heading to the paradise to bring them home for burial. abc's mara schiavocampo with the depails. >> reporter: two sisters' dream vacation turned into one family's nightmare. 42-year-old robin corky from chicago and her sister, 37-year-old annie corky from denver, found dead in their room. mysteriously passing away during a trip of a lifetime. they were staying at a luxury
$2,000 a night resort in the seychelles, a chain of islands in the indian ocean. known for its beautiful beaches and high-end resorts. the trip was part of a nearly month-long vacation in africa. but just days after posting these pictures, a terrible end. the hotel saying the pair was discovered when an employee of the hotel tried to wake them in their villa. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> according to local news reports, the day before the pair had been seen drinking at the resort and later were helped to their rooms by staff. police say when they were discovered the next morning, there were no visible signs of injuries that were found on the bodies. in western massachusetts, people at the big "e" fair had to be rescued after a ride stalled. emergency crews had to remove dozens of kids one at a time as nervous parents watched from below. no injuries were reported. it's still unclear what caused
that ride to malfunction. we're going to turn now to sports. and a controversy ending a baseball game. >> here's our guys at espn. >> good morning, america. we had the idea of kenny doing the whole segment while i watched. greg said only if i had a smile on my face. i deferred. and so we're both going to do it. you go first. >> too esoteric. for major television programming. let's go to a controversy. there was a tie thursday night. that was weird. this game was tied. yadi molina at the plate. bottom of the ninth. in st. louis. watch what happens. it bounces. that went into the stands. >> so it should be a ground rule double. >> ground rule double. should be runners at second and third. instead, carpenter scores to win the game. the cardinals have won it. oh, i guess we're not going to show all the other stuff. anyway, it's really weird. read a newspaper. >> the reds didn't challenge in time, to sum it up, which kenny couldn't do. here's the thing. the giants were up a game on the cardinals. >> and had to be mad. >> because if they lose this,
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>> good morning, south bay, let's get up and get going. this is abc7 mornings. >> fantastic. friday, september 30. i am reggie aqui. >> i am appropriations committee. -- natasha zouves. >> good morning, 4:30 club the. >> we have drizzle and showers this weekend. live doppler hd is showing it is mainly dry outside. we will jump right in, can you see right there, yes, cloud cover is all over us. it will take the better part of the day to roll in there. here is what will happen moving into the afternoon hours. we are going to be 56 at the coast to 58 from noon to 4 and 65 at the bay. 66 to 69, it will feel like fall today. drizzle not too heavy. i would not imagine it is causing issues. >> so far so good. it is there today. i had mist on my windshield.
we will see more haziness on the golden gate bridge but not too bad. you may have to flip on the wipers. we have a lot of green on the traffic map. from the central valley a small bit of yellow around the am pass but otherwise friday light. we will look at the weekend closures next. >> east bay community is mourning a beloved police officer. san pablo police officer ken zink was killed in a motorcycle crash on the way to work yesterday. his life was dedicated to kids. those he had at home, seven, and those he helped at school as a resource officer. amy? >> he worked as an officer here for nine years but his recent work as a middle school that had quite an impact. 53-year-old ken zink was known as zink and dad by students at
helms middle school. the principal called him an incredible human being. ken zink was killed in a traffic accident on the way to work. he was riding the motorcycle on interrogate 80 in vallejo and collided with a pickup truck. word spread quickly as students dealt with the grief. >> he was a father figure to me the year here in san pablo and the mist flag is at staff what and a memorial to him in the lobby. he leaves behind seven of his own children. in addition to the kids at the school who loved him. those students are planning a memorial service for him. >> san