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making news in america this morning, one week to go until a new president is elected and both candidates are focused on the fbi investigation surrounding hillary clinton. agents are now speeding up the process, but will it be done before election day? we're live in washington. breaking overnight, transit workers on strike in a major american city. subways, buses, ev all halted. now the worries about the election day and people getting to the polls. also breaking right now, a gas pipeline has exploded killing one person. people are now evacuated from the area. fire and smoke still shooting into the air. and a surprise for these swimmers. a crocodile dives into a pool and interrupts a late night
and we do say good morning, everybody, on this tuesday. as you mentioned, one week to go. it's come down to this. seven days remain for hillary clinton and donald trump to make their closing arguments before leaving it to the american voters. >> meanwhile, the fbi says it's moving ahead with urgency on the renewed investigation of e-mails possibly linked to clinton. abc news has learned the investigation's focus is on work-related e-mails from top clinton aide huma abedin. the e-mails in question date back to when clinton was secretary of state and may have been sent to her private server. >> abc's lana zak following the overnight developments from washington. good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. donald trump is hoping this fbi investigation will propel him to a come-from-behind win. he is even campaigning in states that seemed out of the realm of possibility just a week ago. >> i think we hit the mother lode. >> reporter: donald trump crisscrossing michigan sounded celebratory. >> thank you, anthony.
i never liked you, but thank you very much. >> reporter: thanking anthony weiner for his role in an alleged sexting scandal with an underaged girl. the computer he used shared by his estranged wife huma abedin, one of clinton's closest aides. her e-mails found on this computer are what prompted the probe. the fbi says it's moving ahead with urgency trying to eliminate the e-mails they've seen as part of their investigation into the private server of hillary clinton. >> i'm sure a lot of you may be asking story is about and why in the world the fbi would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of any wrongdoing with just days to go. that's a good question. >> reporter: clinton sounding defiant. >> there is no case here. >> reporter: other democrats taking it even further. senator pat leahy, the ranking democrat on the judiciary committee, saying the justice department's response to their questions for clarification were disappointing and inadequate and
fbi's announcement led to widespread confusion and unfair speculation. for her part, huma abedin's lawyer said she will, quote, continue to be as she has always been forthcoming and cooperative. and clinton's campaign manager is even accusing the fbi director of, quote, a blatant double standard. he says that he wouldn't bring forward information about the investigation into the russian hacks of this election because it was too close to the election. diane, kendis. >> all right, our thanks to lana zak in w thank you. and the race has been tightening according to national polls, but a look at the electoral map shows that trump still faces quite a challenge. >> yeah, right now here's what abc news can predict, the blue states going for clinton, red for trump and the gray, toss-ups. for trump to be elected, he would need to win every toss-up state starting out west with utah and arizona along with florida, north carolina and ohio. that would still leave him 11 electoral votes short of the 270 needed.
push him over that 270 thrhold but no polls have him leading in michigan right now. and former republican presidential candidate john kasich has reportedly lived up to his word when it comes to voting. the ohio governor apparently voted by absentee ballot writing in the name of senator john mccain for president. now, kasich also ran for the republican nomination but pledged not to support donald trump even after dropping out of the race in may. >> so here's a look at what's happening one week out now on the campaign trail, dold wisconsin. mike pence will appear with trump in pennsylvania and then hold a second event there in that state. hillary clinton has three events today in florida, and tim kaine will be in wisconsin. breaking overnight, a philadelphia transit strike is sparking fears that some voters could be kept from the polls on election day. transit workers went on strike after midnight, which means buses, trolleys and subways that provide about 900,000 rides a day will not be running.
on, but the sides are set to be miles apart. the strike does not affect the network of commuter rail lines outside the city. also breaking overnight, the country's biggest gasoline pipeline is shut down for a second time in just two months following a deadly pipeline explosion. one worker was killed and several others injured in the blast in rural alabama. the accident happened when an excavator hit the pipeline. gasoline ignited causing a ferocious fire, as you can see, the explosion happened near the site of a september incident where a line burst leaking thousands of gallons of gasoline and leading to gas shortages across the south. a halloween night tragedy to tell you about this morning. it happened in rural mississippi. an adult and two children were killed when the hayride they were on was struck from behind by a ford pickup truck. the hayride was going house to house trick-or-treating. several others suffered life-threatening injuries in that crash. and to seattle now and turning our focus to weather.
than 10 inches fell during the month of october, and it's still raining overnight. that's more than an inch more than the previous record set in 2003. as you can see from the radar right there, it's raining in most of the pacific northwest and northern california again this morning. and halloween came to the white house yesterday. the obamas hosted thousands of children attending that annual party. they danced to michael jackson's "thriller." the president even handed out ca this day they do not have to pay attention to the first lady and all her messages about healthy eating. >> whoa! what did she say about that? >> i think she was okay but only for the day. this is the only day he's allowed to say that. >> but president obama couldn't escape politics completely, so this kid in a duck costume wrapped in a bandage reminded the president of his current status. he is a lame duck. >> harsh costume. >> yeah, in front of the president. all right. well, still ahead, kids and technology, the expert advice
in the italy quake zone crews rescued a dog trapped beneath the rubble after that powerful earthquake over the weekend. firefighters worked slowly through the debris to dig out the pooch. after he was safely removed, they gave the animal some much needed water. police in little rock, arkansas, are on the hunt for three men after a shooting in
the 19-year-old victim was apparently selling blue jeans when police say three men approached with the intent to rob him. now, at least one of those men was armed and shot the man in the leg. the victim is expected to be okay. police say the incident is not related to the presidential election. and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots at a massive apartment complex fire in oakland, california. investigators are also still trying to determine what caused that fire, which destroyed the building that was still under construction. reported, but hundreds of people did have to be evacuated from their homes nearby. the crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby buildings. bill cosby's legal team will try yet again today to get the sexual assault charges against him dismissed. he is charged with sexually assaulting a woman 12 years ago. his attorneys say the 13 other women who are expected to testify against him may no longer be mentally competent and their memories are unreliable. the case is scheduled to go to trial next june. having a digital device in
sleep. a british study found a connection between phones and tablets, as well as laptops and a lack of sleep. now, that leads to other problems such as obesity or daytime sleepiness. the researchers recommend parents keep these devices out of kids' bedrooms. >> all right. good tips. >> yep. well, when we come back, taking the witness stand, the ex-wife of a man charged with murder after their son died in his hot suv. hear her tearful testimony. d terrifying for one couple after
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serpent. >> you can look -- find different things. i see a butterfly. >> take a rorschach test. >> yes, it is. >> that serpent which to me tells me it knew it was halloween as well. >> it is beautiful overall. now for a look at morning road conditions back in this country. wet in the northwest but also along the texas gulf coast. drivers may also run into some showers between kansas city and chicago. and it will likely be another emotional day in a georgia courtroom as the mother of a toddler who died in a hot car takes the stand again. >> justin harris is accused of killing his son cooper after leaving him inside his suv. now, during her first day on the stand, his ex-wife leanna taylor cried recalling the day their son died, but she actually defended her ex-husband. abc's steve osunsami has more. >> reporter: it's the most compelling testimony jurors have heard so far agreeing with justin ross harris and his lawyers. his now ex-wife and mother of the child he's accused of intentionally killing is coming to his defense.
>> reporter: leanna taylor was brought to tears remembering the moment she learned cooper had died after he was left in this hot suv outside her husband's office. >> cooper was the sweetest little boy. >> reporter: he's charged with murder and is pleading not guilty. earlier this year harris and taylor divorced, but she still told jurors harris was a good dad and that her son's death was an accident. >> it was the only thing that clicked in remote possibility. >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. an ohio man is recovering in the hospital after spending two days trapped in his wrecked car. police say cory chambers skidded off the road saturday night clairmont county. he was found by an employee of the state transportation department. look at the wreck there. now, rescuers say chambers was alert and speaking when they lifted him out. a woman who lived nearby now says she regrets not investigating after she heard the sounds of a crash on
and take a look. those are three packages of hollowed out tortilla filled with methamphetamines. now they were found last friday being carried by a man from arizona as he tried to enter the u.s. from mexico. now, another larger meth shipment was seized at a different crossing. authorities say about $87,000 worth of drugs was captured in the two incidents. and two people are recovering from shark attacks this weekend in northern florida near the mayport naval station. in the more serious attack, the water was only chest deep. the surfer says he decided to catch one last wave when he then encountered a bull shark. >> i looked to my left when i started to paddle, and when i looked to my right there was a shark coming out of the water with my hand in his mouth, and he was shaking like this. and that's, you know, that's when i saw my hand pretty much in his mouth and he was going like that and then just shook it pretty much out of his mouth. >> now, he swam to shore where
shirt and he drove himself to the hospital. he did get 17 inches. but he's already been released and doctors say luckily he suffered no permanent damage. in the other incident the swimmer involved was bitten on the leg. and in zimbabwe a heart-stopping encounter was captured on camera as a crocodile interrupted a couple's late night swim. you can see the man quickly leap out of the pool leaving his female companion to fend for herself, at least for a second. he then does come back and tries attacking the reptile from the sideli fortunately the woman also manages to fight her way to safety. she was bitten a few times by the crocodile but we're told she's okay. >> not sure he really tackled it, but, you know -- >> he put his toe in for a second and looks like maybe he poked it. >> yeah. luckily she'll be okay. >> you leave me in a pool with a crocodile you better hope the crocodile gets me or i'm getting after you. >> someone will be in trouble. so, the champagne will be on ice tonight in cleveland just in case the indians beat the cubs and claim their first world
>> as for last night's sports, let's get some highlights from our guy at espn. >> good morning, america. i'm neil. i'm in the "sportscenter" desk. i'm all alone. i'm glad i have you, and now you have me and these highlights. roll it. here we go. monday night football as seen on espn. sean mcdonough, jon gruden calling the action. jordan howard, he was the action. he did something that hasn't been done since gale sayers did it for the bears. and any time you can say gale sayers, that's cool. dick butkus also at the game. great player. alshon jeffery. jay cutler looked good, first game back since missing five. give the ball to a young man. that's what's great about sports and the bears surprise the vikings who lost two in a row. chicago and is brooklyn in the house? without a doubt. all right. first quarter, bulls, taj gibson the rebound. rajon rondo to wade to jimmy butler. jimmy played pretty good. great ball movement. ball never hit the floor.
butler with 22 points. wade, oh, bojan bogdanowicz, i mean, you got old school there. the bulls won by a lot. i mean by so many. what is that? that's 30. they won by 30. that's all we have. that's all the time we have. back to you. >> all right. thanks, neil. up next in "the pulse," the president's new interview this morning, a comedian takes a few jabs about how much he's aged in office. and heidi klum's big reveal. the supermodel always goes all out for halloween, so what did
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"full frontal" with samantha bee, of course, to talk about the election and he said his primary reason for stopping by was to encourage millennials to vote, but sam bee and the president shared plenty of jokes about aging and the dangers of not voting. >> this year i'm going as a witch. >> that's not a witch costume. >> i'm a woman on television and i'm over 40, so i'm already in costume. where is yours? >> i'm dressed up as what happens when young people vote. >> someone gets really old really fast? >> that's not it. paint or fun halloween cobwebs up there? >> sam, i'm still president for about three months. careful. >> i do miss her on "the daily show." so bee made some history with that interview. she's the first female late night host to interview a u.s. president. and good news for dads with a little extra around the middle.
longer. a researcher at yale found that as men age testosterone levels decrease which causes less muscle and more fat but apparently according to this study that helps fight off disease. >> and the added bonus, get this, the ladies apparently find dad bods are more attractive. that's because they're more cuddly and softer looking than the macho look, so have the extra doughnut, dad bod. >> there's more. there's more to love apparently. and now to one of the most anticipated costumes every halloween. >> yes, so heidi klum was dropping hints all night long about her costume this year. the supermodel always goes over the top at her annual halloween bash in new york city. in the past she's gone as jessica rabbit. that was a great one and old woman. even an elaborate robot. >> after hours a sneak peek on instagram, finally the big reveal. klum went, drum roll, what is it? >> what is she? >> as herself. >> what is she?
dressing up in costume, she dressed up five other women as her own doppelgangers. some are kind of disappointed compared to her previous costumes. >> oh. and one last halloween note before we get it go. we think that this youngster really won the day. >> take a look. on the left 10-month-old charlie harding, charlie harding. his parents say they're told all the time how much charlie looks like eric stonestreet' family." >> it is astounding and this costume wins. more news after this. [ dinosaur growls ] and his dad earned 2% back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs. yeah! even before they earned 3% back on gas. danny's parents used their bankamericard cash rewards credit card to give him the best day ever. that's the joy of rewarding connections.
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checking our top stories, the fbi says it's proceeding with urgency in its investigation into those e-mails possibly linked to hillary clinton. but an official says it's far from certain that that review will be done by election day. and clinton told supporters the fbi has no case when it comes to her e-mails. donald trump is accusing her of breaking the law over and over again, and he's claiming she lied to the fbi and has destroyed evidence. the country's largest fuel pipeline shut down again after an explosion and fire that killed one person and injured several. the fire in alabama is being allowed to burn itself out. a fuel spill in september closed the same pipeline for 12 days. let's take a look at today's weather, shall we? gusty winds in the northern rockies. it'll be dry and warm in the southwest. some rain from kansas city to chicago and warmer than usual in the deep south. i'd say tampa, pick city again
special halloween edition of "dancing with the stars." >> so one of the best dances of the night turned out to be the race car driver, james there and jenna joining him in their viennese waltz earning them a perfect score. 30 out of 30. >> and rocking "suicide squad" costume, as well. >> yes. >> laurie and val also did a viennese waltz and got a pe critics say may have been their strongest routine of the whole season. full on 30 out of 30. >> that's saying a lot for them because she really has been the one that many thought would win this all. >> right. she's the contender to beat or has been called that and many thought, you know, she's a gymnast and she has an advantage and so on but every time she performs, she gets better and better and better. >> so does james. he's improving. and then the worst dance of the night, at least from a scoring
they did a tango. carrie ann says riddled with missteps scoring a 23 out of 30. >> finally ryan and cheryl did a tango that was one of his better dances but compared to the competition just still way below par and not enough to keep him in. >> i learned a lot about myself that i could no matter how hard i get knocked down, i can keep fighting. and this family, i love it. i'm sad i'm going home but everyone here has touched me in a special place right here. so i'll always >> i got to ask you, ryan. >> ryan lochte and cheryl got eliminated but ended on a high note because they did win the dance-off. >> yes, they did, and the thing is, tom mentioned to him would you have imagined seven weeks ago with all that was happening post-olympics that people would have been standing up cheering you as they were last night. >> cheering you for your skills on the dance floor. >> on the dance floor no less. exactly, not even as a swimmer. well, that's what's making news in america this morning. >> check us out at atmfans.com.
it's 4:30. we begin denver 7:00 with breaking news out of brighton. a stabbing suspect on the run. police are finding a trail of blood to find that victim. a fight broke outtat a trailer park during an early morning party. the suspect stabbed last checked he was in surgery. we don't have details on the suspect and we'll keep you updates as the story develops. so a day after the observation plow sicks you heard were found in a home in castle rock and the neighbors are able to go home. the bomb squad had to detonate this. jason gruenauer is live.