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>> was she right to act the way she did? >> she was. number one, you run. two, you hide. and three if you have to, you fight to save your life. >> reporter: that intruder behind bars on $50,000 bail while rivera grounded and safe. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. another car company is recalling cars because of an ignition switch snafu. this time chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 cars and suvs. the company says the switches can move out of position and lead to the engine shutting off while driving. and air bags not functioning. they are all from 2008. gm has recalled nearly 3 million vehicles due to the same issue. autism risks may increase if the gap between pregnancy is too short or too long. the study found an increased risk of autism for children born less than a year or more than five years after the sib lulins. those women may be more likely
to engage in risky behavior since they don't expect to become pregnant. mother nature provided precisely what fire crews battling california's largest wildfire needed. yep, rain. a light but steady rain fell east of sacramento yesterday allowing firefighters to make big gains against the so-called king fire. it's already burned about 150 square miles. but now they say the blaze is more than half contained. and fewer than 300 structures are still being threatened. that number was about 12,000 just about 24 hours ago. here's a look at the weather. mostly suddenny and dry except for scattered storms in the pacific northwest. stretching into nevada, idaho, utah and arizona. some heavy raun in south texas and lingering showers across parts of florida. >> today's temperatures will range from the mid-70s to 80s. cooler mid-60s in the northwest. and positively summer-like in the southwest where the mercury will climb to 100 degrees. now to my favorite story of the broadcast.
i don't even like baseball. derek jeter. the retired new york yankee star who was the star of his last game atankee stadium. >> jeter got things started early. first inning. long double off the outfield wall. it skoird the yankees first run. jeter came home and scored the second for the yankees to tie the game later in the same inning. >> but he saved the best for last coming up with a man on in the bottom of the ninth inning. hitting the game-winning walk-off single. he was mobbed by teammates an the field. afterwards jeter just said it was his last game playing shortstop. >> you know, i want to take something special from yankee stadium and the view from shortstop here is, tonight, is what i want to take from it. i hope that people can respect my decision for that. but i've only played shortstop my entire career and the last time i wanted to play was tonight. >> so, yeah, this may not be his
last game to play but the last time you see him at shtstop. they are finishing the season this weekend at boston. he's going to be designated hitter. he's not going to take the field as the shortstop. so like he just said there and kind of explained. last time i have that view at short. i want it to be at yankee stadium. >> jeter played 1,391 games at yankee stadium in his 20-year career. most of them in the old stadium which closed after the 2008 season. the 14-time all-star ends his run with five world series rings, five gold gloves and a one-way ticket to the hall of fame. i can't say enough about him. >> another record people aren't talking about 2,903 games in his career. he's never been ejected. >> is that true? >> he has never been ejected. >> you never heard about steroids, abuse. >> just women. lots of beautiful women. >> nothing wrong with enjoying a girlfriend or two. >> i'm glad you said it, instead of me. >> i didn't want you to get in
trouble. now the hate mail will come to me. he was a gentlemen, wasn't he? the yankees are headed to the offseason. plenty of other teams are getting ready for the playoffs. >> one of them is an orioles season ticket holder. he got his playoff tickets all the way to the world series but got a scare the other day. >> his dog decided the package would be a little snack. the october-year-ocorners are d bar code is intact so carl thinks they are still good to go. when those friendly skies are just downright hostile. storm chasing may be fun on the ground but can be a white knuckle nightmare for travelers. >> help could be on the way as new technology helps pilots navigate severe weather. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock.
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♪ jumping into that jetliner can be no fun in those friendly skies are rumbling with thunderheads. >> but new technology could soon bring us all a smoother ride and calmer nerves. here's tina trinn. >> reporter: an the ground it's scary enough. lightning, storms and tornadoes destroying everything in their path. 30,000 feet up, the skies aren't so friendly either. and commercial pilots must navigate around the mayhem.
weather radars are located in the nose of the plane but don't always give pilots the full picture. >> they just get a single scan of the weather. this takes a slice in front of the aircraft. they have adjustment to adjust the tilt angle for the antenna but at the end of the day, they're still only looking at one slice of the weather. >> reporter: honeywell created a 3d weather radar that can detect storms up to 60,000 feet up and 320 nautical miles out. >> we're anboard the test flight aircraft. we're basically looking for storms today. it's pretty clear out but we're going to head down to virginia and see if we can't find any storms. >> reporter: the weather radar scans the space in front of the pilot at 17 different tilt angles. it gives pilots a full 3d picture that can detect storms about 45 minutes ahead of the aircraft. >> they can have a full situational awareness of what's ahead of them.
>> reporter: early detection means pilots can choose an alternative route sooner wasting less time and fuel. want more clues about whether your flight will be on time? consider where your airline is based. >> most have a low mid to 70% range. that often has to do with weather as well. so delta, for example, has an an-time performance rating in the mid-80s. but they're headquartered in atlanta which is less susceptible, to, say, winter storms. >> reporter: wherever you're headed this season, staying one step ahead of the weather will keep your travel plans from being grounded. coming up here -- all right, i'm going to read it as it's wr she knows how to cut a rug and shake her tail feathers. >> all right. >> while 17-year-old "duck dynasty" star sadie robertson has wowed the judges, wait until you hear what her father is
♪ all right. if there's one thing, one song, you just want to get up and dance when you hear that. disco classic by "earth, wind and fire. >> tearing up the dance floor is "duck dynasty" star sadie robertson. while she has the moves it's apparently her father who had the fashion sense. here's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: she's the "duck dynasty" star shaking her tail feather. 17-year-old sadie robertson wowing judges on "dancing with the stars" with her cheeky
cha-cha. >> a bird of paradise! >> reporter: alongside her partner two-time winner mark ballas, duck dynasty star and her dad willie cheering you on. >> we had a shot of him potentially wiping a tear from his eye. >> her dad isn't just her biggest fan. he's also her fashion adviser. >> what was he thinking about this whole moment? >> he approved it. it's basic modestly. i respect that we ask my dad if it's okay. i'm a christian. >> they are known for their conservative christian values. dad and daughter often disagreeing on her fashion choices. >> this looks a little short to me. >> reporter: now he's approving every "dancing with the star" style before it hits the stage. even when he's not there. >> those aren't dresses. those are dish towels. >> there's weeks they are a little shorter. i only do that when the dance
requires it. if we want to see nice leg action, correct footwork. >> reporter: he's also closely monitoring sadie's moves making sure they don't get too racy. >> was your dad okay with that routine? because it was a little edgy and a little sexy. a lot of hip thrusts. >> for now, sadie seems here to stay. >> my dad texted me. you kicked butt last night. >> as long as dad gets the last quack. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> 17 is she? >> 17. >> daddy should have every -- every last say in what she's wearing. >> says the man with a daughter. >> absolutely. >> vested interest. >> people gave him a hard time said he needed to stay out of it. >> are you surprised? >> it's twitter. >> well, anyway. the weekend box office. what's opening, coming back.
♪ all right. now for our favorite feature of the week. our insomniac theater. taking a look at a few movies opening at the box office this weekend. >> "equalizer." the man denzel. ♪ >> in case i remember anything. that's what you policemen usually do, right? >> must have given them all out. >> how did you find me? i paid cash. we didn't have a reservation. how did you find me? >> that's what we do, mr. mccall. find people we need to find.
>> we who? "the equalizer" has scored 61% on rotten tomatoes. critics are split right now. julianne roman writing it's a serious action film led by hollywood's best leading actor. a truly admirable protagonist. joe mcgovern called it one long and loathsome bore of a movie. >> ooh. >> appreciate your honesty. >> next is something bright and cheerful. they are a community of quirky mischievous. their magical underworld. when the town villain tries to get rid of the box trolls, they venture above ground. >> please help us.
>> if i agree to help, you have to do exactly as i say. >> i promise. >> all right. first things first, off with the box. >> stop that! >> the box troll scored a solid 71% on rotten tomatoes. roger moore called it gorgeous, witty and wise. the year's best animated film. cole smithey writes this animated 3d children's picture is as clumsy, tone deaf and useless as they come. i think it's kind of cute. >> i was trying to follow exactly what it was, boxes and trolls and an egg. >> you could be denzel washington's young, handsome son. >> you just relate me to denzel any way.
this morning on "world news now" -- false alarm. millions an high alert after a terror plot warning. major cities including new york city subway system apparent targets. >> every new yorker is aware that new york is a potential target for retaliation by these terrorist networks. >> officials caught off guard now say the threat is not credible. so who is crying wolf? caught on tape. a brazen carjacking in the middle of the day. the thief smashing the car into everything in sight, even running people over while trying to get away. the surveillance camera catching it all as it unfolds. and in your face. it's the latest offshoot of the juicing craze. smoothie facials. so how can you reap the health benefits if you aren't actually drinking the juice?
we'll check it out on this try-day friday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. >> what a night tonight in new york city. incredible. for the last time, the captain, derek jeter walking on to yankee stadium, playing in his white striped jersey. it was incredible. it was tied. he ends the game winning it with a walk-off base hit. unbelievable! the crowd went crazy. i am convinced the good lord must be a yankee fan. you couldn't have had a better ending. and the weather held up. >> the yankees will tell you the good lord is a yankees fan but this couldn't have ended a better way. his family, his parents there, his girlfriend was there. everybody was there for derek jeter last night. you could not write -- you can't make this stuff up.
we were talking all day during the day, was the weather going to cooperate. there was a chance that people who paid $10,000 for tickets to this game wouldn't get to see it. the game goes on. and this guy, folks, he has just exemplified what it means to be a professional athlete. and to go out like this, a walk-off single last night. you can't write a better script. >> we'll talk more about that later this half hour. it's more about sports. more than just sports. why this is a lesson in life. but another lesson we don't want to learn the hard way, hundreds of extra police are patrolling now new york city subways and railway stations after iraq's prime minister claimed he had, quote, credible information that isis militants were planning an attack. >> this had everybody on edge. when you hear that, an imminent attack, security officials now disputing that's claim saying there's no evidence of such a plot. new york officials and since the subways and train stations are
safe. they do admit the city is always a prime target for terrorists. >> our message today is very simple. no doubt that given what this country is doing fighting terrorism, as it should be, that there is an increased tension. this nation has taken aggressive action, as it should, and, obviously, every new yorker is aware of that. >> governor cuomo was among high-profile politicians who rode the new york subway train urging residents and visitors to do the same saying the city is safer than it's ever been. fbi director james comey said investigators have identified the english speaking isis militant behind the mask seen in those horrific beheading videos. abc's pierre thomas has the latest redales. >> reporter: the barbaric video is haunting. a masked man standing above james foley. the man in the mask known by the nickname jihadi john. sources say authorities have used a variety of techniques to
try to learn his true identity. listen. the isis radical speaks in a british accent. >> you have plotted against us. >> reporter: that voice has been compared to known recordings and they've been allowing informants to listen to it. authorities search for a match with his hands and eyes and examine the desert background. and they've used computer simulations like this to try to construct a composite of a man's face to compare with photographs of known terrorism suspects. fbi director james comey told me and a small group of reporters he is now confident he knows who this man is but he refused to reveal his name. intelligence officials believe the masked man is somewhere in syria but admit they don't know for sure. an intensive manhunt is under way to find him. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. the fbi has also revealed how many americans are currently believed to be fight with extremist groups in syria. fbi director comey said there
are about a dozen u.s. citizens actually an the ground there but he says more than 100 americans have either gone to syria and returned or arrested trying to go. the nation's top cop is stepping down after nearly six years an the job. president obama praised eric holder saying he's done a superb job rooting out crime and corruption. and especially protecting civil rights. more from abc's karen travers. >> reporter: good morning. eric holder is one of the longest serving attorney generals in u.s. history. nearly six years as the head of the department of justice. but his tenure was marked by significant controversy. and recently he told abc news the job was demanding. president obama said for eric holder, justice is not an abstract theory. >> he's shown a deep and abiding fidelity to one of our most cherished ideals as a person. and that is equal justice under the law. >> reporter: the nation's first african-american attorney general, holder made civil
rights and criminal justice reform his signature issues. >> we have made real the visions that you and i have always shared. i often think of those early talks between us about how our belief that we might help to craft a more perfect union. >> reporter: right from the start, holder was a lightning rod for controversy. >> in things racial, we have always been and we, i believe, continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards. >> reporter: republican lawmakers hild him in contempt of congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the fast and furious gun running scandal where the atf lost an estimated 14,000 weapons in mexico, including two that surfaced later at the murder scene of a u.s. border patrol agent. >> i described it as a flawed investigation. flawed in concept. flawed in execution. >> you made the record very clear. >> reporter: the investigation later cleared holder any of wrongdoing. holder refused to defend the
defense of marriage act which prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. ultimately, the supreme court struck down doma in 2013. eric holder is not leaving right away. he'll stay on until his successor is confirmed by the senate, which may not happen until early next year. reena, t.j.? take a look at your screens now. this is a wild scene in miami. a downtown motel. surveillance video. a man waiting for his opportunity. he jumps into a lexus. you see that? he's in that lexus. puts it in reverse. he injures a couple of valets. and then look at human. he's determined to get that lexus. he injures five other folks as well. 50-year-old guy. he was caught a few hours later. he's a career criminal actually. he'll be in court a little later today to face several charges, including carjacking and attempted murder. >> bad move.
and a home in delaware has been declared uninhabitable following a bizarre accident. a minivan driver lost control, went airborne and slammed into the house. the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs. he's now facing several charges. no one was inside the house at the time of the crash. also a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook parts of southern alaska. sent people republicunning for . >> let's go outside, guys. >> this thing was centered about 80 miles northwest of anchorage. it lasted about a minute. no reports of serious injuries or major damage. experts say that's because the quake was centered about 63 miles rnd ground weakening its impact. after promising to work around the clock, apple released another fix for the latest iphone software. this latest update ios 8, rolled out late last night and promises to repair a faulty update that triggered problems with the new iphone 6 and 6 plus, preventing many users from making calls.
a record 10 million oourks phone models were sold over the weekend but stocks fell 4% yesterday after that software glitch. i've been waiting until we got an the air to see this next -- this video of this next story. something haunting comes to us from new mexico. happens at a police station. >> okay. last weekend one police officer was keeping an eye on surveillance cameras around the station when he saw something moving from right to left. you see it. >> stop it. there's no way in or out of that area without a gate being opened. and an alarm sounding. no alarm sounded. it had some officers believing there might be a ghost. stop it. this is what you all set me up for? >> t.j. -- >> stop it, reena. >> t.j. >> that could be a little -- respect the ghost? is that what you said? okay. fine. >> you never know. i'm sorry. i don't believe in aliens but i do think that was a ghost. >> i believe in aliens, but not
ghosts. >> we'll get along. we'll figure it out. they're on dangerous highways and most of us don't know about it. >> deadly design flaw on guard rails across thousands of miles of america's highways. this morning what two states are now doing about it. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. ♪ honey, we need to talk. we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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welcome back. we have an update an a story we told you about earlier this month about a potentially deadly design rail on guard rails along thousands of mes of american roads and hoise. >> missouri and massachusetts are taking action and making changes. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: this test shows what is supposed to happen when a vehicle hits a guard rail head-on. an ingenious device reflects the rail off to the side. now after a rash of accidents where guard rails pierced vehicles and people inside, state highway officials are taiking action. rebecca dryer lost her right leg. >> it essentially was a spear that came through my car. >> reporter: lawyers say a
slight modification in the design saved a few dollars but created a dangerous flaw. >> makes all the difference in the world. >> reporter: this animation shows what the lawyers say can happen with the modified version. and missouri said it is stopping further use of the guard rails. and massachusetts said it will halt their use while they investigation. >> these 24 states that take safety seriously. we're hoping we'll see more states do the same. >> reporter: trinity industries insists the guard rails are safe, they've passed crash tests and meet federal standards. these guard rails are in almost every state in the country. and to remove them all would be one of the largest safety recalls ever. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> that guard rail, they are saying the end of the guard rail they shrunk it from 5 inches to 4 inches. it saved $50,000 and that's one of the reasons there are these deaths now. >> to cut costs by $50,000. this is going to come -- we know this is coming.
this is one of those things you can sense that states, that politicians, frankly, will not go for this. one of the biggest recalls ever. we don't even think about those guard rails. >> and also the transportation in this country. one of those things people don't think about highways, roads. but it affects our communities, when we're driving. i think more money needs to be shelled out by the government to help with this. >> good piece by ross. coming up here -- this juicing craze. you into this stuff? >> i've never tried it. >> me either. finally a story we're an the same page. people taking it to the next level. you don't see the video of people drinking these smoothies. people are blending blueberries, carrots and other natural delights to put on their faces. >> i hope you try it. ahead in our next half hour, countdown to clooney. the wedding reaching a fever pitch. details coming up in "the sk
♪ it seems like these days everybody is really into getting into this juice craze thing. >> you don't mind being healthy -- >> i like to eat food. not just juice. you can get five of those little cups of juice a day. >> neither one of us are into this but a lot of people talking about the fresh and colorful liquid concoctions that are supposed to be good on the inside but apparently they can do some good an the inside. genevieve checks this out. >> reporter: what do you get when you combine kale, blueberry and acai berry? one skin care expert is taking
the juicing craze and bringing it to the faces of her demanding clientele. >> i've always loved the combination of science and nature. and i get green juices all the time. i just realized one day, wait a second, why can't i do this in the spa? >> i would put in the blueberry, the kale, some oatmeal and maybe the mango. >> what would that do for my skin? >> why don't we do it. let's create a little mask. >> reporter: we start with clay as the base. next the blueberry. >> and then you said you wanted kale. ooh. yummy kale. >> the queen of superfrurts in thailand. >> how about a little honey. a little bit of carrot. >> how does it get to mask form? >> i mix it with 100% organic
aloe vera gel. you can mix it with purified water at home. leave it an about 10 to 20 minutes and you can create your own ritual at home. >> you want it, i guess, like a mustard consistency. you can put it on with clean fingertips. always avoiding your eyes. and you can do your chest as well. >> this would be good enough to eat. >> that's the point, right? >> that's the point, exactly. >> it's very refreshing actually. the smell is wonderful. i wasn't expecting it to smell this good. am i gorgeous yet? >> reporter: smoothie inspired facials are part of a much larger beauty trend. >> this entire industry is going toward transparency, going towards ingredients that are plant based. >> reporter: and don't rely on big name companies to keep your skin products natural. >> you have to be your own skin care detective. >> reporter: genevieve shaw brown, abc news, new york.
>> come on. we're going to try this quickly. this is the mask. see this little thing here? try it on you. does it feel good? >> lovely. >> t.j., don't you feel left out? >> yeah, i'm okay with that. >> isn't that great? >> what's this? >> wait a minute. >> what just happened? >> do you feel better? >> lovely. >> he's supposed to be looking better by next show? >> give it ten minutes. what's better than juice any of kind? pancakes. >> we've got stuff going an. friends from driscoll's berries helping us celebrate a very important holiday. it's national pancake day. >> i did not know this. >> we know it now. dig in. >> chocolate pancakes, blueberry, a pancake taco of some kind. no, you -- >> you have to try this. >> no, you have to get out of here. >> not going to give the brother a pancake? >> he can have it in the break.
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on your screen now. all right. time for "the mix." we continue with the pancakes. i'm going to handle this for a second. i've done this before, left the ipad an an airplane. i was lucky enough to get it back. but this guy in particular, his name is stephen. left an ipad 4 on a flight, an iceland air flight. he got it back. the flight crew had taken selfies and left it on the ipad, which i thought was a nice touch. >> totally. >> it's up in the air whether ththey may get disciplinary action. he hopes they will not but he has the ipad back. >> we want to acknowledge one of our key members our "world news now" family. jas henderson. he's moving on to our great
affiliate in phoenix. we thank you. best of luck. now here's a derek jeter polka. >> today i consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth because we're at yankee stadium and eddie is going to honor us by playing the "world news now" polka. ready? >> ready. >> take it away. ♪ >> now hitting for the yankees, derek jeter. ♪ >> deep to left field. still back, still back. it's off the wall. derek jeter with a double! ♪ >> the 2-1 pitch.
hit sharply to short right field. jeter scores. ♪ >> grounded up the middle. jeter makes the play. on to first. not in time. ♪ >> richardson in scoring position. and that brings up jeter. base hit to right field. here comes richardson. derek jeter ends his final game with a walk-off single! ♪ >> play ball! eddie lleyton. have a great weekend, everyone. you're watching "world news now."
this morning on "world news now" -- striking isis. the air assault continues on key targets in syria and iraq. oil refineries blown up cutting off the terrorist cash flow as we get an inside look at what life is like for those under isis control. and the threat at home. after the initial round of u.s.-led air strikes hit the al qaeda offshoot, the fbi warns the khorasan group still poses a major threat at home. an apparent plot still exists. the hunt for clues continues. still missing uva student hannah graham. still nowhere to be found. suspect jesse matthew caught on a beach 1,000 miles away. and the quick-thinking woman who made the call to police. what we're learning about the case. and no turning back now. one of the world's most eligible bachelors is about to tie the knot. signs that george clooney's wedding could happen as soon as
this weekend. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> a good friday, friday morning to you. good to see you. >> good friday to you. good to be here. >> i'm reena ninan. he's t.j. holmes, by the way. >> by the way. we'll get into george clooney in a bit. we say no turning back. you can always turn back. >> you aren't the gambling type? >> not at all. >> but what would you say? i think it happens tonight, tomorrow, today. >> i don't know if is tonight or today. >> but you don't have an invite? >> i do not. i'd love to see that. i'm a big fan of marriage and a proponent of relationships. congratulations. hope it happens. we're going to kick it off with our top story. u.s. military officials say allied air strikes have successfully destroyed or disabled dozens of oil refineries in syria controlled by isis militants.
>> new defense department video shows some of those targets exploding and sending huge clouds of smoke into the air. the goal is to cripple the main source of revenue from sales of black market oil. martha raddatz is the only american journalist reporting from a u.s. war ship launching those air strikes. >> reporter: here in the middle of the persian gulf, u.s. ships and war planes are waging a 24/7 war against isis. dropping almost as many bombs in just three days as the entire first month of attacks on isis in iraq. there are over 60 aircraft on this carrier. most of them are strike fighters. also surveillance and reconnaissance planes and helicopters as well. the strikes targeting those critical isis-controlled oil supplies. once generating millions a day. now after a wave of air strikes destroyed. the commander of this rrier strike group telling me the goal is to stop the isis money flow.
another major target, the isis stronghold of raqqa in syria. we're seeing for the first time inside this city. the secretly recorded video by a woman before the air strikes showing the brutality within. heavily armed men and women everywhere. here, extremists burning what they call western vices, cigarettes and alcohol. and a harrowing moment when the woman is called over to militants who think her face too exposed. but life in raqqa has not been the same since the air campaign began. indeed, after the sun went down here in the persian gulf, flight operations seemed to intensify as we watched and waited for what comes next. martha raddatz, abc news, aboard the aircraft carrier "george h.w. bush" in the persian gulf. u.s. officials are revealing more about the threat posed by the khorasan group which also targeted syria. fbi director james comey
acknowledged there was no precise intelligence about when or where the al qaeda group would strike a western target. but he said they were convinced the militants had developed the plans and capability to do so. still they're not sure if the plots have been disrupted. the sad coincidence stemming from the 9/11 attacks, three retired new york city firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day. the men all passed away monday after battling september 11th related illnesses, three different forms of cancer. the fire commissioner said their deaths were a painful reminder that 13 years later, we continue to pay a terrible price. >> unbelievable. >> you never forget but still sometimes -- people are living with this every day. memories of losing loved ones. they're dealing with some physical affects as well. and to think these three men, the same day. >> it's heartbreaking. to think the firefighters union said 99% of exposed firefighters
report at least one new respiratory illness. 343 firefighters lost on 91. hard. we just can't forget these guys what they did that day. new details about the arrest of jesse matthew, the man charged with abducting university of virginia sophomore hannah graham. a woman who will only identify herself as karen says she was sitting on a galveston, texas, beach when a car drove right at her and then slammed on the brakes. she immediately recognized matthew. it was her call to police that brought the nationwide manhunt to an end. >> reporter: good morning. despite the fact it's been nearly two weeks since anyone's seen or heard from hannah graham, the authorities say they have no idea where she is but they're holding out hope that she is still alive. detectives from virginia are on their way to texas to question this man, 32-year-old jesse matthew, who appeared before a judge in galveston after a nationwide manhunt led to his
arrest in the disappearance of uva student hannah graham. he appeared confused by the charges and was not required to enter a plea. >> i read him his rights, as i did every other defendant in the county jail this morning. virginia denied his bond. the whole process took 60 seconds, maybe 90 seconds. >> reporter: matthew will be extradited back to virginia where he and graham were seen together just minutes before she disappeared on september 13th. on tuesday, surveillance video showed matthew walking into a texas gas station. the authorities say a texas deputy arrested him wednesday during a routine patrol on bolivar peninsula where matthew was camping on the beach. why he went there is still a mystery. it's more than 1,000 miles from the mall in these surveillance videos where the police say matthew bought several drinks for graham who is 18 years old. >> we can speculate why it is he was in galveston, texas. but it would be only speculation. we don't know for sure. >> on saturday, matthew hired a
lawyer, but his family insists he's innocent any of crime. >> to kill or hurt somebody, that's not my son. >> reporter: police say the search is still on for hannah graham. >> we don't know where hannah graham is, and we have to find her. >> reporter: authorities are asking the community for help collecting tips and treating them as leads. reena, t.j.? the dow opens lower this morning after ending down 264 points. that's the biggest one-day loss since july. reasons for the tumble are long and varied including global tensions, european growth worries, even apple's iphone software glitch. additionally, unemployment benefits creeping up last week and equipment orders plunging did little to inspire investor confidence. now for a tumble with brighter tidings. gas prices could soon be $3 or below $3 in much of the u.s. can't believe i paid $3.89 last night. prices typically drop in the fall. the decline is more dramatic with oil prices falling all over
the world. by the end of the year up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon. let's turn to some weather now. the friday forecast. stormy weather that drenched the pacific northwest is easing up and carrying scattered storms into nevada, idaho, utah and arizona. except heavy rain in south texas and lingering showers in florida. otherwise, it's all good. sunny and dry. >> beautiful day in the northeast. temperatures in the 70s. mostly mid-80s across the midsection. can't believe this. summer-like. 100 degrees. washington, d.c., your team going through some issues. nfl's week four got under way. it was blowout city in the nation's capital. the giants visiting the redskins. the new york giants have had their own issues. in the first half, eli manning who has been scrutinized, three touchdowns to his tight end larry o'donnell. second half, washington quarterback kirk cousins, i didn't realize he is color
blind. he didn't realize the color of the jerseys he was supposed to be throwing to. he threw three interceptions -- excuse me. he threw four interceptions. i was trying to help him out. he threw four and lost a fumble as you're seeing here. this game finally ended mercifully, 45-14, going to the giants. >> we have some good news to share. >> this is the best nfl story this year. >> a 4-year-old girl, a daughter of the bengals' devon still. >> leah still, you saw her in the picture there with her dad. diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in june. the bengals were cutting her dad from the team. they changed their mind and decided to keep him on the roster so he could keep his health insurance to pay for her medical bills. >> leah did undergo surgery yesterday in philadelphia. on the way to the hospital it was time for a father/daughter pep talk. >> i'm ready for today. you ready for today? you ready to get this cancer about you?
let's do it. let's go. >> oh, adorable. still says during her nearly six-hour surgery, doctors were able to remove her entire tumor along with her lymph nodes and one of her adrenal glands as well where her cancer started. some very good news. >> it's too bad this story didn't get more attention. there are a bunch of good guys and i know a lot of them in the nfl doing some good work and doing good things and good dads and good husbands. but some of the other nfl distractions being covered, rightly so. he was cut. they put him back on the practice squad and then put him on the active squad. he's a member of that team. i doint know what his salary is, but the league minimum is $400,000. so he's in good place right now. and he earned it. >> you don't hear companies doing that. >> you don't. >> you're right. this was a great nfl story which we have not had very many the past few weeks. we're coming up in "the skinny." the world's most eligible bachelor may be getting hitched. we could say this is derek
jeter, but this is george clooney. >> men and women everywhere upset about this. first, the case striking fear in parents everywhere. how a fictional internet character drove two 12-year-old girls to stab their classmate 19 times. david muir with abc news exclusive coming up. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by brightstar care. standard of home care. higher brightstar care. from care teams led by registered nurses to unmatched care expertise brightstar care offers home care you can trust, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. your loved one deserves care that's nothing less than extraordinary because they've earned it. for a complimentary in-home assessment, call brightstar care today at 866-621-0228
it's a case striking fear in the hearts of parents everywhere. two 12-year-old girls accused of luring their former friend into the woods after a sleepover in may and stabbing her 19 times. >> she survived, but her attackers told investigators they did it to appease slender man. who is that? it's a fictional online character. this morning we're hearing from the parents of the victim. david muir with the abc news exclusive. >> i walked into the trauma room that she was in, and she was pale as a ghost. she was terrified. she was crying. she couldn't breathe. >> but she saw you there? >> she saw me and put her hand out. i rushed over to her and hugged her and i said, you're going to be okay. it's going to be fine. but i could see that she was covered. her arms and her legs and her abdomen were covered in stab wounds. and all i hear is, there's five on her arm, there's seven on her
leg, and i'm thinking, seven, what? and one of the nurses says, all right, i count 19. and the second nurse said i count 19 as well. >> where on earth do you think she got the strength to crawl out of the woods? >> we asked her. she said, i wanted to live. >> reporter: nearly five hours after their 12-year-old daughter crawled out of the woods, the two other 12-year-olds at the sleepover, morgan geyser and anissa weier, are found here along interstate 94 walking out of waukesha, wisconsin. the girls tell police they are headed to find a mansion where they believe that fictional internet character truly lived. slender man. police say they were hoping to impress him. >> they were going to live in this mansion. >> yeah. >> that they believed existed. >> yeah. yeah. >> how do you even wrap your heads around that? >> i can't. i tried. >> who is this slender man? what is this character? >> he is a faceless creature.
he wears a suit. he has no hair. he has no features on his head. he is always there sort of always in the background lurking. and you only notice him if you are looking closely for him. >> unbelievable story. tonight we'll meet that brave 12-year-old girl and hear a lot more about where the slender man internet character came from and how many children are following him. that's all in a special edition of "20/20: out of the woods" at 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. we turn to the big wedding we think is this weekend. the world's most eligible bachelor about to get hitched. >> and fashion disaster. that's all up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ topping the headlines in "the skinny," it's countdown to clooney. >> the world's most eligible bachelor getting closer to tying the into the. city officials across venice italy have been closing down the streets. speculation about the wedding is reaching a fever pitch this morning. >> we have people who do this for a living, wedding watchers. they are putting their money on the wedding taking place there. giorgio armani has announced he's responsible for the groom's outfit. >> but amal alamuddin is
remaining quiet about her gown. we did see her leave steven -- who is the person who did -- steve mcqueen. thank you very much, his store in london. i'm just saying. giving you a heads up. to paris now and something a little less elegant. >> they are in the front row at the -- this is a great picture. this is paris fashion week and everybody is spilling out into the catwalk. kim kardashian and her husband. a lot of cleavage in this picture. >> sure is. but the real puzzle here is what is kanye west wearing? no word on whether we'll see that outfit on kanye's own fashion line. that's apc kanye. let's keep with fashion here, men's fashion. we used that loosely as we're talking about shia labeouf. he's making his own statement in amsterdam. >> the 28-year-old former "transformer" actor was caught on camera with purple tights clashing everything running a metathon. he completed 144 laps around
amsterdam's museum of modern and contemporary art. in the same art itself as the museum symposium on meta modern ism. >> he's run just short of 27 miles. that's impressive. finally, running herself ragged, gwyneth paltrow complaining about the stresses of working motherhood. >> it's tough out there for a working mom. she's on the cover of "viva" magazine. she often feels she's failing in her struggle to balance her career and family. >> gwyneth famously angered working moms saying it was more difficult being a mom and an actress more so than actually having just a regular job. but in the latest interview she softened her position commending the average working mother. want to run through the quick birthdays. olivia newton-john, 66. linda hamilton, 58. >> serena williams, 33. >> "biggest loser" trainer jessie pavelka's
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♪ time to rewind on this friday morning and look back at the events that shaped the world this week. >> against the backdrop of terror warnings and syrian air strikes, words of hope and inspiration. here now is our weekly friday rewind. >> we also took strikes to disrupt plotting against the united states and our allies by seasoned al qaeda operatives in syria who are known as the khorasan group. >> we believe the khorasan group was nearing the execution phase of an attack either in europe or the homeland. >> if you stayed and isis came to your town, what would happen? cut off your head? >> everyone especially in these days of isis and we're concerned about terrorist attacks that someone could actually get into the white house without being stopped is inexcusable.
>> it's not vietnam. we're in the middle of pennsylvania. it's not a place to really try and re-enact a battle. >> i'm sensing that everybody in this room and those watching knows that what happened to hannah could happen to their child. >> i play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. i believe that mankind has looked at climate change in that same way, as if it were a fiction. >> under the definition of hazing, yes, i was involved. you would stand in line and basically recite information. a few sleepless nights crafting things that were like menial tasks. >> the president has been great. president clinton a few years ago just said, keep on running those numbers up. >> get involved with your community. be a leader. set an example. be passionate. be courageous. be your best.
>> base hit to right field. here comes richardson. here's the throw for markakis. richardson is safe. derek jeter ends his final game with a walk-off single! >> derek jeter. that's my favorite moment of the week. you know what it is? it was his humility when he was -- during the press conference. and his coach was asked, what is it that keeps him so successful? and he says, he plays hard. he puts the practice in, and it's not just luck. >> he does it the right way. you don't see a lot of guys like this. to have that long career. the talent is there. he could have gotten into a lot of trouble off the field. and he absolutely did not. we know about his dating life. but even that was not something surrounded in controversy. going to miss that guy. >> i want to talk to his mama and know what she did. i want her playbook.
. making news in america this morning. targeting terror. the possible new air strikes overnight as the fbi reveals how many americans are fighting alongside isis. we are live with the latest. new clashes overnight, ferguson, missouri, after a controversial apology by the town's police chief. a violent carjacking caught on camera. a man tries to steal a car at a busy hotel, crashing into vehicles and people as well. and the storybook finish. what a way to end a two decade career. >> derek jeter, where fantasy becomes reality. and hello, everybody, good morning to you, i'm t.j. holmes.