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left their systems. colorado supreme court is considering a medical marijuana case being closely watched across the country. it involves a quadriplegic fired after a drug test. he said he never got high at work but his former employee, dish network, argues that marijuana remains illegal at the federal level and violates its drug-free policy. >> this will be a big deal. more and more states certainly allowing medicinal marijuana. you have states allowing it for recreational use. what do you do when your state says you can do something legally but your employer says you cannot do that same thing? >> absolutely right. 22 states, washington, d.c., included, allow medical marijuana. colorado was the first state that allowed recreational marijuana to be legalized. then washington followed. we'll be watching. >> same thing in the nfl. a lot of guys say we need it for pain relief. guys playing in denver in
colorado say they could use it to help their bodies recover but the league says you can't use marijuana. turn to some weather. severe storms across the middle of the country. could see some hail, some tornadoes today for wide region from colorado to the great lakes. isolated showers over the louisiana gulf coast, south florida and parts of the northeast. >> temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the northern tier and intermountain west. much of the midwest, south and southwest will still be sweating through the 80s and 90s. well, one of the nation's final arbitters of what is and what is not a real breed of dog is widening the field by two. >> the westminster kennel club which puts the gold standard of dog shows has added two breeds to the brood. we have the wire haired visla and the cote d -- >> the visla is on the left. bred to be a hunting aid in
northern hungary. >> and the other one is also called the royal dog of madagascar. it's knon for flowing cotton-like coat and chipper disposition. >> chipper disposition? i love this dog show. i want to go to one of those dog shows one day. it's so entertaining and i'm not a dog guy. >> yeah, you're not. >> i don't like dogs in the least bit but i love that dog show. >> i think one of them should be our mascot for "world news now." >> we don't have one? >> we don't have one. tweet us and tell us what kind of animal should be our mascot. >> you think we should ask people? >> we should have an animal live an set. coming up, george clooney, his bride and her fashion designers are stealing attention from the a-list actor himself. >> rightfully so. also, hourly workers demanding fair schedules from their employers. the proposed law that could impact thousands of people. and video games not just for kids. not just for couch potatoes either. our toy insider mom is showing
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within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your moy, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim!
call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now. ♪ for millions of americans who work on an hourly basis. good news about the push to make schedules more fair. >> san francisco, a city that has been progressive when it comes to minimum wage and sick leave is taking a new look at
workers rights. >> reporter: he's off today and thursday. last week it was wednesday and thursday. he doesn't find out until the day before the workweek begins what his schedule will be. >> i'm like being held hostage basically. >> reporter: his situation is not unique. 59% of american workers are paid hourly, often meaning they have no control over their schedules or their lives. >> trying to take classes this semester but because of the unpredictability of my schedule i wasn't able to do that. >> reporter: labor practices have changed with many companies using sophisticated soft tweer plug in employees at the last minute. supervisor david chu introduced legislation targeting chain stores, known in san francisco as formula retail. at places like starbucks or target or walgreens have at least 20 employees there would be new requirements.
>> first, when an employee is hired, an employer will be required to provide a good-faith estimate of the minimum number of hours that employee would be expected to work. secondly, formula retail employers would be required to post a schedule 14 days in advance. >> reporter: workers would receive extra pay if those mandateses are violated. right now there are more than 1200 companies with 35,000 workers that could be affected. in san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> nice for workers to have an upper hand on something. >> never the case, right? when do you ever get an upper hand on your employer? >> no. unless you're serving abc chais down in the lobby. then i choose my own schedule. i think that's bubble tea. >> is that what that is? this is why you disappear during the shift at some point. you go back and forth. >> where is that? >> it's an undisclosed location
♪ video games don't have to be a solitary couch potato activity for kids. our toy insider mom here with some new games to get the entire family moving. good morning. the whole family. >> the whole family. i'm so excited. i'm giving you a sneak peek at what will be the hottest video games for families this holiday season. we're gog to start with our young ones. only about 1% of all the video
game titles are good for kids or appropriate for kids 6 and rnd. so now leapfrog has leap tv. it's really great. it's tons, over 100 different games, video games and videos. lots of educational and fun content for the kids and three ways to play. a remote control that's made perfect for little hands to hold. that's one. classic play. we can turn this into an l.e.d. pointer. and there's a camera sensor so the kids will jump into the game, see themselves there and they'll be active. batman fans. batman's 75th anniversary. whether it was classic batman you love or lego batman, you'll love, this is the lego batman 3 "beyond gotham." in this game we have batman and all of your dc comic friends blasting off to space because they have to save their friends. you can play this as batman, robin, superman, one of the
almost 150 different characters. and some really cool features like drop-in, drop out. the whole family is playing. maybe it's bedtime for the kids. they can leave the game and mom and dad can keep playing. >> that is a neat feature. >> skylanders introduced the toys to life category. magic. you take a figure. you put it on the portal of power and it comes to life in the game. this year we have skylander's trap team. when you actually capture the villain you take that villain. you take him right out of the game and you capture him in your titanium trap. so i played this yesterday and i captured sheep creep in there. and now you can put him back into the game. he's going to go back in and he is now going to be a good guy. he is fighti ining on my team, it's awesome.
>> we won't get into how this technology works. this is the future. >> it's all magic. all magging. fans of all ages are really excited about what's next with nintendo. this is amebo. for the first time all your favorite nintendo characters will joun that toys to life category. this fall we'll see the release of the first 12 characters that you're seeing here. it will be supported by the smash brothers game. so this is on the wii you game pad. and it comes to life as a supercharged companion. so you can scan as many as you independent. they are playing side by side. they are learning how to fight by watching your style. they get more and more powerful and help you beat the villains. these are really great. the nintendo fans will love collecting them. >> and let's talk about disney infinity. it's a marvel superhero year for
them. now you can play as your favorite instant marvel superhero. maybe you want to be spider-man or guardians of the galaxy. two ways to play. you can play in the play set mode which is structured play for kids. go into marvel manhattan. you have quests. you have to get stuff or go in toy box. totally instructured. create your own adventures. b really create. the 2.0 also lets you challenge up. it's more difficult, more challenging for the older kids that want to play but everyone in the family will love it. >> nothing here available yet, but -- >> all of it is starting to roll out through the next few weeks through october and november. >> this will be the hot new stuff. lori schecht, we'll see you plenty between now and the holidays. for details an the games here go to wnnfans.com.
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affair. amal alamuddin is considered a style icon. >> reporter: it's day five of the clooney craze. it's ball that wedding dress. "people" magazine and "hello" magazine with the first look at amal alamuddin making an honest man of george in this custom oscar de la renta french lace wedding gown. check out that off the shoulder neckline. hand sewn accents. and the full circular train. and it's getting rave reviews. >> women ooh and ah when they saw the dress. >> reporter: george wasn't looking too shabby himself in his tux by georgeio armani. but his bride stole the show from the first day of festivities until the last. trning the canals of venice into her personal catwalk. this striped dolce and gabana number. leaving a lasting impression in
this alexander mcqueen gown. first lady michelle obama sported a similar version in 2011. more importantly, i started the red dress trend when i arrived in venis to cover the nuptials but we both give you our blessing. and for monday's civil ceremony, a lady-like pant suit by stella mccartney. check out how eager george looks leading her by the hand as they go to make it official. also official, amal's place in the fashion hall of fame. i'm abc's lama hasan. >> the pant suit was the best. >> i don't know fashion. that looked good. >> if it comes from him it must be good. >> she's impressive. congratulations to them. and that's the news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook, wnnfans.com.
this morning on "world news now" -- ebola in america. man hospitalized in dallas with the disease. new fears about public health after this first diagnosis in the u.s. protecting the president. the secret service's big job and big failures. >> i wish to god you protected the white house like you're protecting your reputation here today. >> the head of the agency put an the spot facing embarrassing questions. and agent anxiety. the real estate broker killed an the job. was she singled out by the suspect? and big security changes in the business. >> we can't just drop everything and run and go show them a house. >> how this crime impacts home buyers. it's wednesday, october 1st. >> announcer: from abc news,
this is "world news now." >> good morning to you. it's tuesday, right? no, wednesday. >> it's wednesday. good word. >> i'm sorry. we're still adjusting here. >> hello to you all. good to have you with us. i'm alongside reena ninan. i'm t.j. holmes. >> we're both wearing pink for a good cause. >> we'll get into that. the first diagnosis of ebola right here on american soil. >> this is scary for a lot of folks to hear this news. a man who arrived from west africa 11 days ago is locked don in strict isolation inside a hospital in dallas. abc's john ehrlichman has the latest. >> reporter: dallas activated his emergency separations center following this chilling news. >> the federal centers for disease control has confirmed that a patient admitted to this hospital has tested positive for ebola virus. >> reporter: the patient, a man is now in critical condition and
isolated at the texas health presbyterian hospital dallas. he left liberia in west africa on the 19th of september arriving in the u.s. on the 20th. >> he didn't get sick until four days after he got off the airplane. >> reporter: he wasn't admitted to the hospital until the 28th. health authorities are now tracking down anybody who has had contact with the patient. >> they'll follow him for 21 days. if they develop a fever, they'll go in isolation and be tested. >> reporter: it is only spread by bodily fluids. the virus is now out of control in west africa. more than 3,000 people have died in the epidemic prompting president obama to send in the u.s. military to set up mobile ebola labs and field hospitals. health officials are optimistic they will control ebola from spreading in the u.s. >> i have no doubt that we'll stop this in its tracks in the u.s. i also have no doubt that as long as the outbreak continues in africa, we need to be on your
guard. >> reporter: doctors who have successfully treated ebola say around the clock medical care is key and obviously that's what we're seeing right now. t.j., reena? >> stay with abc news as we continue to cover the ebola epidemic. or chief medical correspondent dr. richard besser is in africa. his exclusive reporting continues an "good morning america." four children in boston have suffered paralysis after coming down with a respiratory illness. there have been ten similar cases in colorado of limb weakness following the virus. the cdc is investigating whether the paralysis is related to enterovirus d-68. a boston doctor says there's no connection so far. >> as of now, there's been no definitive link made between enterovirus d-68 and the patients with weakness. >> enterovirus 68 is not new but has gotten attention this year because of hundreds of severe respiratory cases reported since
august in just about every state. two new cases were reported in new jersey. america's most, leet police force under growing fire over a list of security breaches that grows longer by the day. secret service now investigate g ing reports that president obama's life may have been put in danger during a recent trip to the cdc in atlanta. it comes as the agency's director faced tough questions yesterday on capitol hill. abc's karen travers with the latest. >> reporter: the director of the secret service was on the hot seerkts and lawmakers got personal. >> i wish to god you protected the white house like you're protectingior reputation here today. >> reporter: congress is demanding to know how the secret service allowed omar gonzalez to make his way deep inside the white house on september 19th, carrying a knife. the agency originally said gonzalez was taken down just inside the front door but it's now clear he made it much further. the 42-year-old homeless iraq veteran got all the way into the east room. "the washington post" reports gonzalez was neutralized by an
off-duty agent who just happened to be there. >> don't let somebody get close to the president. don't let somebody get close to his family. don't let them get in the white house, ever. and if they have to take action that's lethal, i will have their back. >> reporter: president obama was briefed by director pierson last week at the white house. now reports of another breach in security during the president's trip to the cdc in atlanta on september 16th. a security contractor with a criminal history was in an elevator with the president. he didn't comply when secret service agents asked him to stop using his phone to videotape t president. he was questioned and his criminal history was discovered. lawmakers said yesterday the secret service internal review is not good enough and there are now calls for an outside independent investigation. t.j., reena? >> karen, thank you. president obama is focusing on other matters like keeping tabs an isis. he met with his national security council to get an update an the air strikes hours after the british military
joined the fight. they carried out the first attacks against the terror group using tornado fighter jets to assist kurdish fighters in northwest iraq. the wife of a british hostage is pleading with isis to spare her husband's life. the militants have already beheaded three westerners and have threatened to kill alan henning next. he was kidnapped in syria in december. his wife says henning is innocent. she expressed a bit of optimism while asking the extremists to show mercy. >> alan, we miss you and we're dreadfully concerned for your safety. but we are giving so much hope by the outcry across the world of your imprisonment. >> the only communication she's had with isis is an audio file of her husband pleading for his life. they found two pipe bombs in the pennsylvania woods. they were fully functional and
could have been set off by a trip wire or fuse. the bombs appear to be among items hastily discarded. the suspect, eric frein, has been on the run since mid-september. olympic swimmer michael phelps is apologizing for his drunk driving arrest. he was arrested for dui 10 years ago as well. phelps came out of retirement this year with an eye toward competing in the rio summer games in 2016. tiger woods is going from golf courses to dinner courses. he's opening a strant early next year in south florida near west palm beach. he lives in the area. it will be called the woods jupiter and be part of a huge entertainment complex. no word on what food it will serve or how much tiger woods will really be involved. another kitchen appliance here for you. it has everything you need for breakfast. it's called a baking pot. it makes coffee and toast.
>> and it saves an electricity by using the same heating unit for both functions. the two sections separate. it's being made by a south korean firm. >> is this of interest to you? >> when i went to college, i bought the tv/vcr combo. six months later, it stopped working. i don't believe after that incident in -- >> you don't believe in combo things anymore? >> it's not in production just yet. a local news reporter that brought a mother to tears. you'll see what happened that's in "the mx." >> also bill gates one on one. the abc news exclusive as america's richest man makes a very important decision. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock. [ male announcer ] meet mary.
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potential buyer. authorities believe she was set up. >> reporter: why did accused killer aaron lewis target his alleged victim? arkansas real estate agent beverly carter? his answer, astounding. the 33-year-old pleaded not guilty to capital murder. he denies killing the mother and grandmother but he does admit to kidnapping her last week from this home she was showing near little rock. authorities say he posed as a buyer. >> we believe the person responsible for taking her, and as we know now, for her murderer is in custody. >> reporter: her murder allegedly at the hands of a complete stranger has sheiaken this city's realtors. >> nothing that beverly did that any of us have not done in the past. >> reporter: not anymore. carter's boss says no more meeting strangers at some empty home. >> i'm hoping the public will be more patient with us and realize
when they call us, we can't justice drop everything and republican and go shrun and show them a house. they need to show us their driver's license. >> reporter: they also advise agents to let the office know when you are showing a home alone and alert the neighbors ahead of time. >> beverly carter's boss estimates 80% of the agents in that office are women. right now only one or two carry a goun when they show a house. she suspects by the end of this week, they all will. ryan owens, abc news, little rock, arkansas. >> you don't think about this. this was on my mind because i've been home shopping here in new york. every agent i go meet, we meet at some apartment it's me and this woman i've never met before. frankly, i go out of my way to make sure she doesn't feel uncomfortable but that's the nature of the business so often. but there are huge risks involved in that. >> you think about when you go
to check out a car. you have to leave behind all these details to take out a car but you never think about the human capital. >> that's going to change some things. people are going to be mindful of it. coming up, talk about america's richest man, again. he's been the richest man forever, it seems. bill gates topping "forbes" wealthiest of the wealthiest for the 21st consecutive year. he said he can't give it all away fast enough. we can help you there, mr. gates. find out what he's got going on next in his most urgent cause. next half hour, the player who was penalized for praying. was he singled out because he was muslim? what the league is saying about the call. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
♪ ♪ don't mess with me when it comes to wealth in america year after year you definitely can't mess with bill gates. the microsoft founder has once again topped the forbes list with a net worth of $81 billion. >> he's held this distinction for over 20 years. he's given away almost half of what he's worth and shared with abc's david muir his biggest gift yet. >> reporter: the richest man in america. once again now topping the forbes 400. >> do you check to see if your name is still an the top? >> i'm sure somebody would tell me. i'm not giving it away fast enough is the problem. >> reporter: not giving it away fast enough. he's now worth $81 billion. he added $9 billion over the last year. here's the number that caught our eye. bill and melinda gates' wife have given away $35 billion
since 1994. that's about $4,859,000 every day. he talks about his biggest emergency grant ever. $50 million to fight ebola. >> this gift to fight ebola. how important that the world get involved in this fight? >> the disease is out of control in the three cannots right now. >> reporter: a health stomach he and his wife melinda are determined to help build. he grew up in seattle. he organized the family competitions, reading with the sublings at an early age. a lot of board games in your house. remember the favorites? >> a lot of cards, monopoly. >> reporter: safe to say, he won. >> you were reading the encyclopedia. >> the world book, right. >> reporter: but something else caught his eye. >> you were 13 when you first started showing an interest in computers? >> i was very lucky to get a chance to use one when i was 13. >> that was it? that was the moment? >> i got somewhat addicted. >> reporter: addicted, and it paid off. the founder of microsoft.
>> i'm bill gates, chairman of microsoft. >> reporter: the old videos making a smile and the new ones, too. this one at his deck in seattle proving even the richest man in the world isn't afraid to take the plunge. >> who came up with that contraption. >> a friend of mine said these are all going to look the same. >> reporter: not bill gates. his focus is ebola and he has hope. he says we can contain it. >> over the next 60 days we'll get an top of it. >> you do? with your help. >> yep. >> david muir, abc news, new york. october is breast cancer awareness month. another subject bill gates feels strongly about. he lost his mother to breast cancer. >> the american cancer society says about 1 in 8 american women will develop breast cancer. >> more than 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year with as many as fo40,000 deaths.
the number of cases is steadily declining. >> that may be due to the incredible amount of awareness of the disease which has reached over years, throughout recent years. and act we've seen lots of pink from sports uniforms to our food and, like these macaroons. here from financier bakery. >> one of many places using the power of pink. something as simple as this may not be on someone's mind. pink is there and something i didn't think about. >> a little uplifting. raspberry jam and rose water. $1 will be donated to national breast cancer foundation. >> you'll be seeing a a lot of this. a lot of pink at abc news this month and on this day to kick off this month. good? >> it's incredible. macaroons. >> "the mix" is coming up next. and our reporter finds himself
and now it's time for "the mix." i hate covering these missing kid stories. it's so sad. >> we've all done it over the years. >> action news 10, our abc affiliate, got an incredible moment. a 10-year-old boy is missing, and the reporter ended up finding the little boy in the bushes. take a look at this video. this is the reporter turning the little boy over to the police. paul ezekiel passed him over and this is the incredible reunion back with his family. he was hiding in the bushes and the reporter happened to be doing a live shot and found him. >> hiding in the bushes. really, kid? he gets the hug. >> he knew he was in trouble but the reporter was reporting in the area, found him and took him
to police. >> good reyunion. he looks happy to be found. they asked us which stories we like best for "the mix." i love weddings, marriage. this is a great story. but the picture here you see initially. that is the bride. she was in a bad accident years ago and she's been paralyzed and has been using a wheelchair. she wants to walk down the aisle. she did. she took months and months to practice and learn how to balance herself. she practiced with her dad even. they used a special brace and a special cane. she didn't just get up and start walking but learned to balance to the point she could walk down the aisle. there she is. >> what an incredible moment for all of us. >> look. >> you're right. that was a good choice. >> what else i love, i love my cookies. i love my cookies.
>> i learned. >> apparently so does a bear in russia. this is a real bear. someone is feeding him cookies. we don't know if it's sugar cookies or maple and molasses. but the bear keeps coming. gets a little upset when they stop feeding him the cookies. got a nice manicure as you can see there. and then they try to cut him off. they are lucky he didn't come after them. >> ever fed a beari your cookie? >> i'm not very good at sharing my cookies. >> you did bring me a cookie the other day. lastly, this video. there's this shaming website. you can shame passengers. we've all been on a flight. you can snap a picture and put it up on the site. dude with a shirt off drinking liquor
this morning on "world news now" -- ebola emergency. the first case diagnosed here in the u.s. has the epidemic now hit home. the dallas man hospitalized and the public health threat. campus gunfire. the shooting at a high school sending parents, teachers and students into a heart-stopping scare. what the fbi is saying about guns at schools. football devotion. the pro football player who turned to prayer after a touchdown. the controversy over his punishment after giving praise. and hollywood first. superstar ben affleck and his new movie "gone girl." he's doing something in this film he's never done before. and what it has to do with his wardrobe or lack thereof. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, october 1st. >> announcer: from abc news,
this is "world news now." >> good morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. we'll get to your favorite story about ben affleck in just a bit. >> i'm looking forward to that movie. >> you did say you were going to go see it. i'll wait for your report. we have to begin. a lot of people knew it was going to happen. you couldn't tell a lot of folks. hey, it's coming. it's coming to the u.s. and appears ebola in fact is here. america's first diagnosed case of ebola. >> it's a man in dallas. locked down in the isolation clinic after arriving from west africa 11 days ago. only over the past few days started showing symptoms. abc's steve osunsami has the latest. >> reporter: the cdc is confirming what doctors in this dallas hospital feared. that the patient who walked into their emergency room sunday with high fever and other symptoms is sick with ebola. the first case diagnosed in this country. >> i have no doubt that we will
control this importation or this case of ebola so that it does not spread widely. >> reporter: health officials trying to calm fears. >> we identify all people who may have had contact with the patient while he could have been infectious. and, remember, ebola does not spread from someone who is not infectious. >> reporter: the doctors and nurses isolated the patient immediately. he left liberia on the 19th. arrived stateside on the 20th, developed symptoms on the 24th and walked into the hospital on the 26th but was sent home. when he felt so sick and had to return on sunday, he needed an ambulance. he's strong enough to talk and is saying he's hungry. compare this patient's story to the dramatic hospitalizations of the american patients diagnosed in africa, flown into the country in specially outfitted planes and walking into the hospital in protective suits. doctors who treated them successfully say this patient's
chances of beating the disease improve with round the clock care. authorities aren't sharing too many details but say this patient was here visiting family. and they plan to monitor every single one of those relatives closely. steve osunsami, abc news, charlottesville, virginia. also under increasing scrutiny, the nation's most elite police force. the director of the secret service julia pierson faced tough questions over a variety of issues, including the iraqi war vet who stormed into the white house armed with a knife. now reports of another security breach during the president's trip to the cdc in atlanta two weeks ago. a security guard on the elevator with the president was discovered to have a criminal record and reportedly had a gun. >> don't let somebody get close to the president. don't let somebody get close to his family. don't let them get in the white house ever. and if they have to take action that's lethal, i will have their back. >> a growing number of lawmakers are saying the secret service's
own internal review is not enough and are calling for an outside independent investigation. the wife of british hostage alan henning is asking isis to release her husband. henning was kidnapped in december when he crossed into syria with an aid convoy. the terror group has threatened to kill him next after beheading two americans and another british aide worker. barbara henning says her husband is innocent. she's urging the extremists to show him mercy. new developments in the intense protests in hong kong. they've attended a flag raising ceremony to mark china's national day after refusing to meet protesters' demands that he step down. as the leader spoke, thousands of protesters yelled for him to step down. the pro-democracy protest has now entered a sixth day. the mayor of a los angeles suburb has died after an apparent domestic dispute. the sheriff's department says daniel crespo got into a fight with his wife and their
19-year-old son tried to intervene. crespo's wife got a gun and shot her husband several times. he died at a hospital and has been detained. police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper found two pipe bombs in the pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. both bombs were capable of doing significant damage but also appears the devices were discarded in a hurry by the suspect at a camp site. during a news conference police appealed directly to the suspect eric frein. >> i am calling on you to surrender. you are clearly stressed. you are making significant mistakes. >> officers found several structures where they think the suspect has stayed. they also know what he is eating and drinking. a student is in police custody in kentucky after a shooting at a louisville high school. the incident prompted a schoolwide lockdown and evacuations worried parents as they waited for word. abc's gio benitez has more.
>> reporter: another school looking more like a battlefield. police moving in after a teenage shooter opens fire at the fern creek high school in louisville. an all too familiar scene in america. kids leaving school in fear. >> unacceptable. this cannot happen in our schools. >> reporter: but it did and for hours that shooter was on the loose. one student was injured in the shooting, wheeled out on a stretcher. hundreds of parents rushing to the school. their kids describing the scary scene. >> there was some kid making a raucous. he was making a lot of noise. i looked back and some teachers trying to calm him down. the next thing you know, a gun went off. i looked back and he's pulling the gun out. >> the doors were locked. the students went for cover inside the building and stayed there until the clear was given for them to be able to evacuate. >> reporter: the shooter was caught. reportedly another student, a teenager with a gun. we're told the injured student is recovering at the hospital right now. he's expected to be okay. this as the fbi for the first
time releases a report on mass shootings saying that in the past six years, an average of 16 shootings a year. gio benitez, abc news, new york. three schools in new jersey placed on lockdown for a much different reason. there was a huge bear on the loose. this 300-pound black bear was spotted roaming around several backyards. he managed to elude police by climbing several trees. they did tranquilize the big sucker there. you see him go down. animal control says the bear didn't hit the ground hard and is just fine. a 300-pound bear falls out of a tree but lands softly. okay. he was released deep, deep, deep into the woods. let me turn to the university of michigan where students there, about 1,000 of them, protested last night calling for the school's athletic director to be fired. they are angry over the department's handling of injuries suffered by quarterback shane morris during last saturday's game. earlier in the day, the school
admitted a mistake in the way morris was treated after a suspected concussion. millions of california shoppers may soon have to find a new way to bring home the groceries. beginning next year the state is banning the use of plastic shopping bags. it's the toughest such law in the nation. the companies which make those bags are promising to fight the ban. they'll push for a voter referendum to repeal the law. if you were expecting caffeine in your underwear to make you thinner, think again. the ftc -- the federal trade commission -- says you were had. caffeinated underwear doesn't help you lose weight. it really doesn't, but you can get your money back. two companies that make the so-called shapewear have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers. now that's the real skinny on this gimmick. >> really? do you deserve your money back? if someone tells you put this underwear on and you'll lose weight. >> people are desperate in the
weight loss. if you are a new mom and you are going back to work, you want to look just as sharp and so sometimes there are these late night -- i don't know if this was offered late night, but i feel vulnerable in the middle of the night for certain things offered. that's why you should only watch this program because we don't make any -- >> you are saying you actually shouldn't know better than to go for caffeinated underwear? >> i'm saying you can feel a little vulnerable to lose the weight and suddenly believe that caffeinated underwear will help you lose those five pounds. >> well, you get your money back. a look at some weather here. a large system from idaho to the great lakes could cause some severe storms, including large hail, damaging winds. might see some tornadoes even. also isolated showers over the louisiana gulf coast, south florida and parts of the northeast. >> temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the northern states and the west. much of the midwest, south and southwest will actually still be sweating through the 80s and the 90s.
a virginia woman on a mission hoping to attach a happy ending to a lost and found story. >> patty ritter is turning to social media to track down the rightful owner of a wedding band. her late dad found the ring at a virginia rest stop a few years ago. it's inscribed with the letters mtyptt and the date is 11/1/1968. >> she posted a picture of the ring on facebook. it's been shared hundreds of times. she's hoping if enough people spread the word she can reunite the ring with the owner. >> maybe the owner doesn't want it. maybe the relationship didn't go the direction -- >> maybe the kids want it. maybe somebody in the family wants it. >> maybe. but every once in a while you take that thing and just want to toss it across the room? >> you do? says the guy who loves marriage and proposal stories. >> i love it. i love all of it. but this is a part of it you get frustrated. maybe they don't want it back.
keep it, lady. >> even if you don't want it back, let us know. >> i only say that because my wife is sleeping right now. coming up in "the skinny." larry david has an announcement. "curb your enthusiasm," did you watch a lot of it? >> i didn't. >> i didn't either but i'm enthusiastic now about it. >> and later, reality tv goes to yet another extreme. contestants roped together for big adventures. will this show get your attention? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
♪ with all the recent headlines involving the nfl, it's hard to imagine a player would be penalized for what a lot of people consider something positive, praying. but that's exactly what happened. monday night, the kansas city chiefs safety husain abdullah. >> he scored a touchdown and went to the ground to pray in the traditional prostrating position but the referee threw a flag and penalized him. abc's ryan smith has the latest an the story. >> third and four intercepted. coming underneath, husain abdullah, all the way home. >> reporter: a moment for
celebration and tonight for controversy. husain abdullah of the kansas city chiefs, a devout muslim, falling to his knees in prayer after scoring a touchdown. but listen to what happened next. >> abdullah penalized for going to his knees for a celebration. >> reporter: that's right. the ref punishing the player for "unsportsmanlike conduct." the question -- was he singled out because he's muslim? we've seen christian players nod to god time and again. tim tebow did it so often, tebowing became his signature move. in 2012 he told espn why it matters. >> for me, it's a great opportunity and a public platform to get on a knee and humble myself and thank the lord for all the blessings he's put in my life. >> reporter: this image flying around twitter. "guess which one got a penalty and which did not?" the player himself giving refs the benefit of the doubt saying he was probably penalized for sliding into the end zone. >> i'm going to prostrate before
god. i just got a little too excited. i think it's because of the slide. >> reporter: he tweeted his thanks for the overwhelming support from around the world. the nfl weighed in saying he should not have been penalized for his touchdown prayer. ryan smith, abc news, woodstock, illinois. >> when they make those calls, you see the players get all uppity and their chest out. i'm really impressed he gave the ref the benefit of the doubt. >> there were new rules put in place this year about celebrations and what you doon and if you're on the ground what you can do. it takes some of the fun out of the game, but in this case, come on. >> i know. >> the guy is praying. now they're going to penalize them for praying but won't penalize them for doing some other stuff they have been doing. >> he's pretty devout. he took a season off to make a pilgrimage to mecca with his brother. i think you're right. you make a good point there. coming up here, we're about to see -- you're about to see.
all right. we're going to lead off with news about one of the world's biggest movie stars. ben affleck in a recent interview got candid and said his new movie, "gone girl," you'll see a side of him that nobody has seen on film before. >> and that is until now we haven't seen this. when talking to mtv news, affleck was asked about a scene where he shows some skin. we're talking full frontal nudity. we'll let him do the explaining. >> the penis is in there. it costs extra. it's imax penis. we have to pay 15 bucks to see it in 3d. it looks better in 3d. it was very cold. a really cold set. >> emphasizing it was a cold set, affleck also explained it was director david fincher who insisted on showing so much of ben in the film telling affleck he wanted to show the naked underbelly of the character.
>> is that really a quote from the director? >> i believe it is. whatever it takes, t.j. >> whatever it takes to sell tickets. the thing hits theaters -- not the thing, the movie hits theaters on friday. chanel has managed to make a fashion statement and political statement all at once. >> turned the paris fashion show into an all-out protest without skimping on style. the designer carl lagerfeld put together a feminist demonstration featuring a bunch of models. >> kendall jenner was there. there were chanel quilted megaphones, picket signs emblazoned with phrases like "history is her story" and plenty of the lagerfeld signature tweed suits. 20 years after his last top ten hit, prince is soaring back into relevancy with two simultaneous album releases.
the two discs couldn't be any more different. he leads his all-female band called third eye girl. >> and unleashes the studio wizard has a funk album. "art official age." he sings and plays everything himself. listen. ♪ just love this guy. he's one of the artists, when he puts something out, you just go buy it. his return to his original home, warner brothers, the company he once protested by writing slave on his face, even changing his name to just a symbol. you remember that. >> i remember that. and could "curb your enthusiasm" be coming back for a ninth season? since season eight ended in 2011, there's been speculation about a return. >> creator larry david feels bad for fans and hasn't given up hope for another season. any return to tv may be a little ways -- reality tv going to extremes?
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mr. clean liquid muscle. ♪ i'm stuck on you we turn now to a new reality show that producers hope will have viewers stuck on watching it. they hope the premise of having the contestants literally stuck together will capture your interest. they'll be tied together by a six-foot pole. it has a lot of us questioning, what is actually real when it comes to reality tv. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: just when it seemed reality tv show producers couldn't think of anything more extreme than this -- >> naked in the land of venomous snakes. >> reporter: or this -- >> i didn't even buy you a drink yet. >> reporter: take a look at this. >> say good-bye to freedom. >> reporter: discovery's new series "tethered" features two strangers bound together by a six-foot rope as they try to survive in the wild.
>> see if we can make it work. >> reporter: competition in the ratings race is now heating up to the point that it's not enough to survive extreme circumstances like the first generation of reality tv. >> the tribe has spoken. >> there's the desire to have something new, something fresh. >> reporter: consider the ante upped. the premise? six duos, complete opposites like keith the navy vet and willow, a free-spirited yogi. >> having this tether on is a pain in the [ bleep ]. i'd equate it to be married to the worst woman you could ever think of. >> reporter: tethered together for 10 to 12 days while they navigate challenging terrain and near-death experiences. but will this latest tactic be enough to rope in viewers who are increasingly harder to impress in the realm of so-called reality tv. >> you're going to [ bleep ]. >> now that viewers are gravitating more towards scripted shows, they have to come up with something that's
going to stand out from the crowd and generate a lot of buzz. >> reporter: nielsen ratings suggest today's young tv viewers consume less reality and more scripted programming, which means these days the reality show executives are the ones playing their own real-life game of survival. >> i think my partner is a [ bleep ] and doesn't want to get in the water. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i said they were attached by a pole, but it is actually a rope. >> that would be easier. >> i don't know why i think of pole dancing and reality show. maybe there's a reality show we can create with a pole dance. >> i was being quiet because i was going to let you keep digging and digging. i wanted to know where that was going to go. >> it's not. it's just middle of the night musings. >> there it is. updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
. making news in america this morning. the first case of ebola diagnosed on u.s. soil. did he infect other people and can it be stopped ? overnight from dallas. and failures, the secret service facing a new incident and grows criticism of its ability to protect the president. live in washington. flag on the play. nfl's reversal after a muslim player was penalized for an end zone prayer. and the end of an era. the last network pulls cartoons from the saturday morning schedule. good wednesday morning to yo