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their chances at 63%. so in the final week before election day, president obama will hit the road. >> a variety of stops for the president will be actively campaigning in support of democratic candidates. >> reporter: he has not and will not campaign for any of the candidates in the critical races that will decide which party controls the senate. most of those candidates are trying their best to distance themselves from president obama. the democratic senate candidate in kentucky refused to say whether she voted for him in either of his elections. and h arkansas senator mark pryor stammering when asked about the president's handling of the ebola crisis. >> um -- i would say that -- it's hard to know. >> reporter: one place president obama is welcome, republican campaign ads. >> she's pushed obama's stimulus bill. >> reporter: white house officials say that having president obama focus on electing democratic governors
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may be more valuable to his agenda than focusing on who controls the saint. it's at the state level where he needs support for his health care law and raising the minimum wage. karen travers, abc news, the white house. a lot of people planning to attend some halloween celebrations this weekend. let me give you an example of what not to do. don't be like this woman from upstate new york. 26-year-old kathryn butler. she was dressed as a zombie early last saturday morning. simple enough. what you are seeing there is not a photo she posted to twitter. that's her arrest photo. and you're seeing two of them for a reason. she was arrested twice in a three-hour span. why? she was drunk. she also has two other convictions in similar cases in the past eight years. she'll be back in court in a few weeks. enjoy halloween. a lot of people do, but just be careful out there. really? that's the photo. happy halloween. a man in rhode island says
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what he noticed in his garden earlier this month is no coincidence. that's part of a small tree resembles the image of jesus an the cross right next to -- come on, t.j., stop. it's right next to -- during the months before he died of cancer. >> comfort in a sense that with the things going on in my life throughout this time with losing my dad and now my mother that my wife and i take care of, she just came back from open-heart sergeant surgery. >> it got me because this is the first time i saw the video. we see so many stories. jee jesus is everywhere. i see him in -- in a piece of candy, on a tree. >> this does look -- i might side with this fan.
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it's brought many believers to his yard. he says if it brings people some joy and comfort, that's just fine for him. >> walk me through it. jesus is where? >> it's like the crucifixion in the tree bark. in providence, rhode island. right? let's turn to the weather. >> we can do weather, sure. >> temperatures dropping in the middle of the cannot. a cold front from canada blows into the upper midwest. lake effect snow, showers and gusty winds. rainy from dallas to the misvalley. showers in the pacific northwest. 60s in portland, atlanta, kansas city, chicago and boston. hot spot, phoenix, 94 degrees. another 3,000 microsoft employees are out of work. the latest round of layoffs completes microsoft's planned elimination of 18,000 workers. 14% of its worldwide staff. most of the job cuts stem from microsoft's acquisition of nokia which brought in 25,000 workers
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from that company. ferrari will soon return to being its own company. fiat chrysler announced it will spin off the italian sports car division to give more prestige to the iconic brand. wall street was thrilled with the news. shares of fiat chrysler jumped nearly 12% yesterday. and independent ferrari would be valued at just under 5 billion. everybody likes to relax and watch a movie. how would you like to do it at a theater? they're taking this to a new level. not chauirs, beds. only forur of them right now. the first to use them will have a chance in a few days. no word on if you need to bringior own sheetss. as we get ready for a big "world news now" halloween extravaganza -- >> i'm excited about our costumes. we need to show you a unique halloween attraction in texas. >> a haunted submarine. the pacific -- it was in the
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pacific during world war ii. it's outfitted with lights, fog, even -- whoa, zombie-like characters. >> people who know the sub's history say some people who slept on board have reported hearing voices in the night. it's said to be a whispering voice saying the words, it's your watch, frank, it's your watch, frank. >> halloween. >> i wouldn't moond. we have a scare at the salon. beauty treatments to lookior worst an halloween? >> okay. also ahead, the brains behind the classic board game operation. he needs an operation himself and he can't afford it. also, a little later, a 242-square-foot apartment. the couple that lives in this little spot. they actually have room to spare. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer.
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we have a serious hairball issue. we clean it up, turn around, and there it is again. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle ] underneath the kitchen table, underneath my work desk, we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪
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♪ the game operation. this story about its creator seems to have touched a nerve. fans are now coming to the rescue. >> the creator of that classic game in need of an operation in real life. but struggling to pay for it. lara spencer has the story. >> reporter: that red nose, the pesky wishbone and that oiconic buzz. the classic game operation has electrified generations of kids and raked in an estimated $40
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million in sales sentence its 1965 launch. so you think the game's inventor would be profiting big time, right? not so. john spinello is the brains of the operation. having invented the electrified board game in 1962 while an industrial design student at the university of illinois. >> i came up with the box that eventually became the prototype for the game operation. >> he is struggling to afford an operation of his own. it turns out he sold the rights to operation for just $500 back in 1963. and while he later fond success running his own business, he says it's not enough to pay for a $25,000 surgery on his mouth. that's where decades of fans come in. an online crowd funding campaign to finance spinella's operation, raising more than $8,000. >> he says, i love it! i love it! >> reporter: one person writing,
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i had fun playing this game when i was little. another saying thank you for the years of fun. >> people are still enjoying it. and we enjoy being there and showing them the game and watching them play it. >> reporter: an american oicon who has touched so many hearts. >> we have great news to report. within the past hour we found out he's received all of the funding. all $25,000 for his surgery. >> though game is so personal to -- everybody knows that game. >> is it personal to you? >> it is. that's all a part of our -- what's the -- >> the first thing i saw was the boxers of course. >> that's you. you are the game for halloween. is that your costume? >> it is not going to be. hover, maybe it should have been. >> we do have incredible costumes, i think, for halloween tomorrow. >> you want to go with the incredible word. >> i'm going to hype it up. >> that's setting a high bar. it's going to be fun and funny. coming up -- is bigger
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always better is the question. >> and your bathroom might actually be bigger than this couple's apartment but they don't seem to mind. a grand tour next on "world news now." >>
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♪ here in new york city, space is always at a premium. what might be considered living large doesn't really apply. >> it forces people to get creative. this next couple really created a masterpiece. here now wabc. >> reporter: if it's not officially the smallest in manhattan, it's one of them. >> 242 square feet. >> and that includes the closets? >> including. >> reporter: here's the layout. this is the front door. this is the murphy bed that
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folds don. back there is the walk-in closet. jordan is in there. the attic is up there, the bathroom tucked away and this is the kitchen. >> the dining room table takes up three inches in the wall. >> these really cool benches fold down. we put this really nice maple table top in because it has so much character. and then you squeeze. >> he moved in. so now two people live here. this is how they move the couch and pull down the murphy bed every night. the place may be 242 square feet small but their news is big. >> we do have plans to get married. we're getting maerd new year's eve. our dream is to be able to keep this. >> reporter: years ago this used to be a dorm for hudson river dock workers. the bathroom and kitchen were redone as part of a $30,000 renovation and the apartment was $270,000.
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the door to the bath is reclaimed wood an barn door sliders. this is the biggest mini fridge they could fund. >> we really only shop for one or two meals at a time. no costco trips in this house. >> reporter: though there's a tiny atuc. >> we're renting that on craigslist for $275 a week. >> that's funny. >> i've always said, people have made it in america when you have an extra fridge you can store all your costco stuff. >> that's how you know you've made it. >> all this cost them less than $2,000, which is significantly less for people -- what they say in manhattan, right? >> my goodness. could you do it? this is not for everybody. we've done stories about those tiny houses. it's not for everybody but they seem to make it work. they say they're getting married? you have to store some cash. they are off to a good start. >> 3 doors down, the townshouse going for $12 million.
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it's our best gain ever! ♪ all right. what women have to go through as part of their beauty regimen can be intense. it can scare us sometimes. but these beauty regimens are truly frightening. >> they are inspired by halloween. we're talking about vampire, snake venom and blood vats. abbie boudreaux found out the secrets. >> reporter: it's that time of year. spooky costumes, haunted houses and frightening facials? no tricks but the treats are some hair-raising halloween
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inspired beauty treatments. first, the snake venom facial which mimics real venom. >> you'll look five years younger. tightens the skin and lifting the eyes. >> reporter: made famous by a-list clients like j. lo and j. law. >> this is the place for the snake venom. are you ready? >> i am. let's do this. >> shedding all the way. >> shedding like a snake? >> shedding like a snake. >> are you scared? >> a little. >> my face is on fire. >> my skin feels so soft. >> it made a difference. i think it worked. >> what would halloween be without vampires. the vampire facial uses your own true blood. ior plasma injected into your face. some say it's wrinkle reducing and more. quite a moment if you've been keeping up with the kardashians.
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or what about a bloodbath? not blood. it's more like red wine without the alcohol. >> it really helps you improve circulation through the red vine extract. >> if that doesn't scare you, this sure will. the hannibal lector beauty mask which i had to try. but if scary facials aren't your thing, try going back to basics with a pumpkin spice facial. and it tastes good, too. mm, pumpkin. seeds and all. abbie boudreaux, abc news, los angeles. >> i already know you wouldn't try any of those. >> no, probably not. you? >> no, i don't think so. >> you can join us tomorrow. a special "world news now," halloween. >> for the rest of you, follow us on facebook, wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now" -- up in flames. new details about the massive rocket explosion. what caused it, and the setback for the commercial space program. >> it was immediately obvious something was wrong. and the price tag. why an old soviet engine from the '60s might be to blame. football scandal. top athletes from the air force academy accused of sexual assault. a victim comes out of the shadows. >> there were times i didn't want to be alive. >> eye-opening allegations from the accuser in an abc news investigation. and damaged deliveries. valuable packages mishandled and the latest complaint before the busy shipping season. important advice for customers an this thursday, october 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm t.j. holmes. glad you could spend some time here with us. we start with the failed rocket launch. failed in dramatic fashion in virginia. crews are searching, still looking for clues among the debris. >> all this as the company that owns the rock set criticized for the types of engines it uses. karen travers is at the scene. >> reporter: investigators got their first look at the damage caused by the fiery rocket explosion. >> it was immediately obvious something was wrong. data was lost. we knew it was over. >> reporter: it was over quickly. just six seconds after the 'lanche, an explosion near the base. the self-destruct button was pushed within seconds and then more explosions. nobody on the grond was injured. the unmanned rocket was heading to the international space station. also on board, science experiments from students at 18
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schools across the nation. >> it's a bummer for us just because we'll have to take a lot more time to fix everything. but no one got hurt, so that's great. >> reporter: the space station crew is well stocked, according to nasa. in fact, an unmanned russian ship arrived carrying nearly three tons of supplies. nasa pays billions of dollars for private companies like orbital sciences to make these supply trips. the virginia-based company has been criticized for using older refurbished soviet engines for the rocket. it said it did a careful assessment of what's available. >> there's not many u.s. engines available in that class to put into rockets like this. >> reporter: the ceo of orbital sciences said if the engine is implicated in this disaster, that'll speed their move to another engine for future rockets. karen travers, abc news, wallops island, virginia. we turn to the ebola showdown going on. a quarantine nurse holed up in a
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house in maine vowing to go to court to fight for her freedom. kaci hickox stepped outside last night with her boyfriend by her side saying she won't let her civil rights be violated. she was shown no symptoms since she got back. so no symptoms still at this point. a state troop ceremer is a state troop ceremer i monitor her movements. at the white house, president obama said doctors and nurses fighting ebola are american heroes who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. dr. kent brantly was among a group of medical workers joining the president. brantly says the struggle is far from over as the debate over quarantine continues. the pentagon announced u.s. troops returning from the ebola response mission in west africa will be isolated for 21 days. nurses at ucla medical center say they are not ready for an ebola outbreak. at least the center is not.
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they demonstrated demanding proper guidelines and training to treat any patients. the hospital insists it is prepared to handle the virus. now to an abc news investigation. a young woman is making startling claims about sexual assault at the air force academy. broon ross spoke to her and a cadet who agreed to go under cover in the investigation. >> reporter: when the air force team takes the field against army at west point this saturday, one of its players will be a cadet accused of sexual assault. and this is his accuser. alexis jones harty, a former cadet who says the assault changed her life forever. >> i gave up an life. there were times i didn't want to be alive. >> reporter: she reported the assault but said she was too scared to name her attacker, because she says, the academy protects football players and punishes the women who come forward. >> i saw the academy as a whole
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judge them. everyone they'd ever slept with, how many people they'd slept with. >> reporter: for years, air force investigators say there's been a culture or code of silence surrounding sexual violence and the academy football team. until this cadet, eridiculous thomas, a member of the football team, agreed to work as a confidential informant, providing information on alleged sexual assaults. >> anybody who is willing to rape another individual, there's really no friend of mine. >> reporter: his information helped lead to the cort-martials two of football players for sexual assault and the dismissals or resignations of more than a dozen others. >> there's no denial of what happened here? >> no. >> it was bad? >> yes. >> and it's not justice a problem with the air force football team. one of the cort-martialed football players from the academy now wears number 37 on the field for another college.
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alcorn state in mississippi. a rising football star, even though he is also a registered sex offender. cooks is appealing his conviction. and as for the undercover cadet eric thomas, he, too, was kicked out of the academy for misconduct. he said it was retaliation for what he did as an informant. the air force inspector general said his dismissal was entirely proper. now congress is asking for a full investigation. brian ross, abc news, new york. the fbi is under fire right now for an undercover sports gambling bust in las vegas. the defense attorneys are calling it an illegal search. we have dramatic new video that shows undercover agents tricking their way into three luxury villas at caesar's palace. they do this by impersonating repair teches. the evidence they collected is not going to stand up in court. >> they pretended to be an entity or person with authority to come in. and they created an emergencies
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and then took advantage of it. those are things you can't do. >> defense lawyers say the fbi went forward with the ruse against recommendations of an assistant u.s. attorney. they've filed a 54-page motion to dismiss the collected evidence. the pilot of a military jet has been killed in a crash near the base in ventura california. it crashed in a field. the pilot described as a seasoned retired military fighter pilot was attempting to land. the plane was owned and operated by a civilian contractor. a driver has been rescued in north carolina after a terrifying crash. it left him trapped for 17 hours. the 23-year-old man veered off the road, plunged 80 feet down an embankment. he was thrown from the car but as the car was flipping over it pinned him rnd neath. somebody finally spotted him nearly a full day later. >> what was your thought? >> somebody is hurt bad. he's screaming. so he'd been there for quite some time. >> police say the accident
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happened after the driver hit someone's property and took off. he's been charged with speeding. only minor injuries. he didn't booze up. apparently he wasn't drunk. >> 17 hours. can you imagine just screaming and screaming hoping somebody will see you or hear you? >> what do you do. >> you have no options. if his phone want close enough either. it has a happy ending, kind of, sort of. >> there's no survival tactic for that one. new details about that denver broncos fan who disappeared during a game. paul kiterman told them he had his fill of football last thursday night. he left the stadium, walking and hitchhiking about 130 miles to pueblo, colorado. kitterman told officers he hadn't watched tv in a few days and had no idea people were looking for him. his family says he's exhausted and in a fragile state. a night like we haven't seen in some time in cleveland. lebron james will be playing his first regular season game as a
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cavalier again. some fans paid more than $1,000 to be there to see james wearing number 23 in cleveland. the first time he's been back there wearing that number in foryears. he took a little vacation in miami. he's asking his fans to vote on whether he should still do the pregame chalk talk. the vote will be announced some time before the cavs play tonight. for the third time in five seasons, the san francisco giants are the champions of baseball with the game tied at two in last night's winner take all game seven against the royals. the giants took the lead in the forth inning. their ace madison bumgarner took the mound in the eighth. bumgarner won his third game in this series alone and was named series mvp. >> that's asome. you know, we're truly blessed to just have this opportunity to be here and couldn't be any more thankful for it. >> the traditional champagne-soaked celebration took over in the giants locker
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room. i hate when they waste good champagne like that. >> it's not a waste. that's proper use of champagne. >> i don't care what series you won. san francisco is the first road team to win a world series game since game seven since 1979. they will celebrate with a parade and rally tomorrow. okay, fine. a little champagne being wasted is okay. >> i am sure it was just the cheaper stuff. >> you have that on good authority. >> poor kansas city. 30 years to get back to the world series and it ends like that at home. sorry, guys. >> still, a good run. >> it was a good run. see you in 30 years. these are good animal stories this week. this week, they've been on point. >> they did make you smile. >> this one, absolutely. we're talking about little cats here. i love the big cats if you will. >> little cats, not so much. three now sumatra cats.
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they are looking for your help. >> the tigers need nams. the public being asked to vote for them. fund the options at the zoo's website. do we have some options? >> larry, curly and mo. >> i don't think they are giving you the names and then you vote. >> it's not like the elections where you can write in? >> or maybe that's the case. really? larry, curly and mo? >> that looks like larry, curly and mo. >> or huey, dewey and louie. we've got "the mix" coming your way and sexy models. these are for you, though. models meant to lure voters to the polls. we'll explain. >> okay. later, reading to your kids. is it better to use the old-fashioned book or a tablet when it comes to story time. what parents and experts are
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whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. is this about me? ♪ all right. we've got to get past halloween. a lot of people want to go right to that time of year when it's time for holiday shopping. if you are like some of us, you like to do yours online.
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that's the thing now. >> or during the commercial break for some of us. now the latest piece of evidence that may have you thinking twice. we have abc's tom llamas explaining. >> reporter: we've seen it before. dreadful deliveriy ies caught o camera. that new video. a u.p.s. driver on island rolling and kicking that box. inside a sensitive pressure gauge worth $12,000. >> i'm shocked. see him push this box across the floor and then proceed to basically bowl it across the lawn on to the street. >> reporter: around the country, shocked customers uploading evidence to youtube. last year this fedex worker lost her job busted hurling packages. in 2011, watch as this driver tosses a flat screen computer monitor like a basketball. and 'tis the season. umpts p.s. and fedex alone preparing to ship more than 850 million packages over the holidays. when your special delivery
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doesn't arrive as planned, make sure to take a photo of that damaged box. then open the box, look inside and take more photos. >> if you don't get that insurance, it's like going to vegas. >> reporter: the shipper will say, we didn't do it. in this latest case, u.p.s. telling us they are investigating this issue and have apologized to the customer. tom llamas, abc news, nork. >> they say the delivery man got a little upset because they had to return the box back to the sender because it was cash on delivery. they don't accept cash on delivery items. maybe that explains the situation. >> he was upset he had to do a little extra work. this is the risk you take. it comes with it when you order things, you assume it's going to get tossed around. >> i never do. >> that it's going to get tossed around? >> no. reading with your kids and how story time is becoming more like playtime and why ereaders
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and ipads can't compare to the good old-fashioned books. ahead in the next half hour, the video that's got nch talking. the woman just walking down the street. is it all harassment? we'll get some of the reactions. you're watching "world news now."
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it's an important question for us parents. what's the best way to read to your children? >> a lot of people going for those digital readers instead of using the real thing. pediatricians are advising against it. juju chang with this story. >> reporter: 4-year-old christian loves turning the pages of his favorite book. but he also enjoys swiping stories on his ipad. and he gets sucked into the games that pop up along the way. now child development experts worry storytime is turning into
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play time. blaming interactive games and digital books are preventing kids from focusing and learning. it's an issue christian's mom has noticed. >> christian definitely comprehends less of the story when we read a story on the ipad. there are too many distractions within a lot of the apps. >> reporter: the importance of reading is interaction between parent and child. something one study found parents are less likely to do on an electronic device with all those bells and whistles. >> we have to get the distractions out of the book. we need to have socially interactive moiments with young children if we're going to build those conversations and help in early literacy. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics says parents should read to their children from birth. they also suggest absolutely no screen time for children rnd 2. toddlers 2 and up, less than two hours a day. a tough recommendation for
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parents who believe their children are learning from these digital books and interactive games. >> even if a child is learning from an ebook or swiping a pad, there's probably some learning going on. >> reporter: but according to toga klein, author of "how toddlers thrive," it's those precious moments cuddled around a block. >> the other theme that emerged is this idea of never use your ipad as a babysitter. >> it's a slippery slope. you start to give your child your ipad or phone and then it becomes a pacifier for them. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> that's a great way to put it. it becomes a pacifier. you just give it to the child. >> sorry. what were you saying? no, i agree that you should not. people get distracted easily an ipads and iphones and it's not educational. but i did come home yesterday morning and my mom was with my daughter reading books. >> the kid was relieved.
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on your screen now. in "the mix," a story about male models stripping on video. some way i got the assignment to do the story. maybe they thought you could just sit back and check it out. but let's show this video. they start out in suits. they look like politicians. maybe a couple frat boys. but these are male models who are rapping about the election. a campaign by "cosmo" to get kids at north carolina state, starting an their campus, to get them into voting. >> why did he show us his socks? >> it's just a part of the thing. they eventually take their clothes off. >> i don't get the socks. >> do you get it now? >> no. >> you are hung up on their socks? >> what does he have strapped to
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their chests? >> their mike. they have to tape the mike. >> like we're going to defibrillate you if you don't go vote? >> you weren't into that story like we thought you would be. >> takes more. >> how much more? >> an aquarium. add water to the mx here. take a look at this. african otter falling in love. crazy to get access to that otter right in front of them which is a stuffed animal. he's going everywhere to try to get to him. this is in japan. this video was uploaded in august 2010 but it's going viral now. he is desperately trying to get his stuffed toy friend to play with him. >> that's mean. >> that's heartbreaking. >> at the end they should have thrown the toy in the water so they would have reunited. >> i'm scared to bring you this next story you didn't like the first one. you know those claw machines
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that are so difficult? seems like the simplest thing in the world. here's a grown woman who finally got one of the animals, and this is her reaction. >> this feeling this was going to be the time. >> oh, boy. >> what else is going on in her world. she reacted. she finally got a stuffed animal. >> you know what she might need? this next story. >> what you got? >> have you ever thought about getting a haircut with a katana? that is the traditional samurai sword. and in japan, that's how they used to trim locks. >> that's impress of. >> it gives it a feathered layered cut look. you can call it a cutting edge barber. >> he could cut your head. you could get a pretty good gash.
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this morning on "world news now" -- defiant nurse. she returned from treating ebola patients in africa and was ordered to stay in a hospital tent for days. now she's refusing quarantine orders at home. what's next? sit down and shut up. >> all right. fighting words from new jersey's governor to a protester who says he hasn't done enough to help hurricane sandy survivors. the outburst, is this necessarily presidential? secret recipes. something sweet from the inventors of the cronut. the doughnut-croissant creation from his kitchen to yours. and the iron man himself robert downey jr. bringing a little star power to one of the most boring places on earth. and he's sharing it with us in "the skinny" on this thursday, october 30th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and good morning to you all on this thursday morning. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm reena ninan. chris christie keeps it fresh. >> he keeps it fresh. we say real. some would say rude. a lot of different words for it. you don't see that a lot from a potential presidential candidate telling someone to sit down and shut up. >> i can't wait to see that story. >> it's coming. we're going to begin with that quarantined nurse in maine venturing from her home in defiance of state officials. >> this is after fighting ebola in west africa. now vowing to battle it out in court saying she won't let her civil rights be violated. more from abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: kaci hickox stepping out from the house where she's been holed up, vowing to fight for her freedom. with her boyfriend by her side, this 33-year-old nurse saying she plans to follow through with the ultimatum she gave in an interview with abc news. >> if these restrictions are not removed from me from the state
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of maine by tomorrow morning, thursday morning, i will go to court to attain my freedom. >> reporter: maine is determined to keep hickox in quarantine for 21 days, even though she isn't sick. kaci is inside this house with her boyfriend. across the street, a state police officer sent here by the governor's office to monitor her movements. residents of this tiny town are angry and scared. in fact, ten people canceled surgeries fearing hickox would get sick and show up at the hospital. the police chief telling us his phone is ringing off the hook. should she stay in her house under quarantine just to ease people's fears? >> we would appreciate that. i would like to have that conversation with her. >> reporter: the state of maine is gearing up for a fight, preparing to file a court order to force hickox to stay quarantined. linzie janis, abc news, ft. kent, maine. president obama expressed support for health care workers
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fighting ebola calling them american heroes. he was joined at the white house by ebola survivor dr. kent brantly who said more medical workers are desperately needed to help stop the virus. the pentagon announced u.s. troops returning from ebola response missions in west africa will be isolated for 21 days. here it comes. now to presidential politics. a possible contender in the 2016 race sounding off again. new jersey governor chris christie has harsh words for a man unhappy with the relief efforts two years after superstorm sandy. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a mission accomplished moment. chris christie touting the rebuilding of the jersey shore on the second anniversary of superstorm sandy. but then a protester accuses christie of not doing enough to help storm victims who are still suffering. >> i got the picture. i read it. so -- you do yours, too, buddy. >> reporter: christie is known for his occasional outburst, and this was classic christie.
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>> we're going to get into a debate here today. it's going to get very interesting and very fun. for somebody like you that doesn't know a damn thing about what you're talking about except to show up when the cameras are here. i've been here when the cameras aren't here, buddy, and done the work. i've been here when the cameras weren't here and did the work. >> reporter: last year christie celebrated the rebuilding of the jersey shore with president obama. this year a much different scene. >> so listen, you want to have the conversation later, i'm happy to have it, buddy. but until that time, sit down and shut up. >> reporter: afterwards, that protester told us that christie is a bully. the governor's office had no comment on the outburst, but it comes just as he is getting ready to make a decision about whether or not to run for president. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. crews are picking up debris off the coast of virginia following that rocket explosion tuesday night. the $200 million loss. millions more in damage to one of the few launch pads in the u.s. the company is now under fire
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for using old soviet-era engines in its rockets. >> not many u.s. engines that are available in that class to put into rockets like this. >> executives are also trying to reassure investors about the future of the company after the stock dropped about 17%. ford is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars because of a fire risk. more than 205,000 sports utility vehicles may have defective gas tanks that can rust, leak and erupt into flames. the ford edge and lincoln mkx from 2007 and 2008 are recalled. they were sold in states that use road salt. repairs will be made for free. the u.s. government is putting new pressure on the japanese manufacturer of potentially deadly air bags. at least four deaths are linked to exploding air bags firing shrapnel into passengers. they are pressuring takata to step up production of replacement parts. nearly 8 million affected vehicles include more than 50
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models, japanese, german and american, made between 2000 and 2011. meanwhile, america's obesity epidemic is now affecting crash test dummies. they are getting a makeover. going from 170 pounds to 270. for a more accurate reflection of the american driver. they'll likely lead to a redesign of seat belts, air bags and other safety features currently designed for thinner passengers. san francisco giants will celebrate their new world series title with a victory parade tomorrow. up 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth against the royals, the giants pitching ace madison bumgarner closed out the royals with a tying run on third base. he was named mvp. the giants are just the second national league team to win three championships in a five-year span. afterwards, several fires were lit as thousands of people spilled onto the streets of san francisco. at least one person was reportedly shot. nonlife threatening injury. police say several arrests were made. you might remember this.
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a couple weeks ago we told you a story about a young lady who carried a competitor to the finish line. this was a high school cross-country race. she saw one of her competitors was down. she picked her up and carried her. something like this has happened again. see this video? near green bay, wisconsin. final stretch of the race. you are seeing teigen helping another girl finish the race. coach calling this a proud moment. >> you want your kids always to do the right thing. and you don't always expect them always to do the right thing in a competitive nature like that. >> both teigen and the girl she helped were disqualified from the race because there's a rule that says no runner can aid or assist another runner. teigen says what she did is what running is all about. >> how do you feel about that story? >> it was great. awesome. >> look at her. the poor girl is being dragged across. she's in pain, teej. she really did something to help. you get upset.
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why are they stopping? how can you not stop? she's just hurting her to come across. you can -- look. her legs are giving out. this is, i think, good for this woman who took the time to help. >> that's awesome. so very awesome. >> i can't believe -- you have no heart. >> we talk about sportsmanship. >> her legs were literally coming unbuckled. >> there's medical staff right there. >> but it says something bigger in this world that she gave up though final moment of this victory lap to help this woman in need. look at that. she's literally dragging her body. >> what is going on right now? >> this story upset me today. >> this story upset you? >> yes. i feel like you don't have enough compassion for -- >> i feel bad for her being hurt. should everybody stop the race because somebody is hurt? >> yes. >> so the race is -- >> people's well-being is -- >> that's different. >> -- more important than a medal. a cold front moves in to the upper midwest dropping
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temperatures in the middle of the country. windy with lake effect snow and rain around the great lakes. rainy from dallas to st. louis. rainy from dallas. another wet day in the pacific northwest. so if a football player gets hurt on sunday, we should stop the game? >> they get hurt all the time and fake it. when a woman helps another woman you know it's legit. >> oh, my goodness. okay. it's the day before halloween. we're going to roll on the commercial break because you need to say this. we're going to be going at it about this. the holiday is here before you know it. here's proof we have now. >> they are cutting down an 88-foot tree, a white spruce in minnesota yesterday. the tree will be brought to washington where it will be in the u.s. capitol's christmas tree. >> the tree will be lit on december 2nd. it will shine every night until january 1st. don't think we have any more chat time there since we used it all up talking about runners being injured. "the skinny" coming your way. new charges that could send a music mogul to prison for 30 years. >> one woman's videotaped
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showing them is creating all sorts of outrage now. here's abc's linssie davis. >> reporter: in just ten hours, shoshana roberts catcalled more than 100 times. harassment she says she endures every day. this video, now viewed about 8.5 million times. the viral experiment part of a psa about street harassment. to capture it, shoshana wearing jeans and a t-shirt volunteered to walk the streets of new york city holding two microphones while the director of the video walked ahead of her with a hidden camera strapped to his back. >> i wanted to give to guys who maybe consider whistling at a girl to see things from the other side. >> reporter: online, a firestorm. some questioning if the comments shouldn't be considered compliments. when we showed the video to a group of women -- >> even if someone is saying, hey, good morning, beautiful. >> you don't see women calling out to men. hey, sexy.
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>> it's entering your personal space when you haven't been open to it. >> all three of you could relate to this woman? >> yes. >> reporter: some critics suggest the video sends a perhaps unintentional subliminal message that most harassers are black and latino, leaving some questioning the choice of neighborhood. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> 12 million views in two days. and a lot of men responded they didn't realize that was not a positive thing when they are hollering at women. >> it brings it to a guy's attention who maybe didn't think about it because it seems, in some ways, some guys innocent enough. hello, beautiful. you think you are giving a compliment. the words you use are not that negative. not that strong. still, that offenses a lot of women. >> the actress in the video has actually really received a lot of threats. and so they are asking people to help with that, if you know the people making these threats to come forward. well, coming up, sandra bullock coming to the rescue in real life.
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>> also, rdj at the dmv. ironman has to renew his license in person. he, of course, did it in style. that's in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. stop me when you heard this before. sug knight is under arrest.
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sug knight, rap mogul. they are under arrest after a high-profile robbery, i guess you could call it. >> they are accused of stealing a paparazzi's camera in beverly hills in september. the alleged incident taking place some weeks after knight was shot at a party on the eve of the mtv video music awards. >> he was head of the label death row records. he's been in trouble with the law before. he could face some serious time if convicted. up to 30 years. cat williams, meanwhile, reportedly will have his bail set at $75,000. prosecutors seeking $1 million for sug's. up next, a celebrity who is being praised as a hero. >> we are talking about sandra bullock. she jumped into action when an extra on the set of her current movie collapsed on the set under the blazing sun. >> sandra bullock giving the woman water, fanning her in the
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shade until an ambulance arrived. >> billy bob thornton was also there, but he was just hanging back. the woman apparently suffered a heat stroke. everyone wore costumes and pretty warm clothes for this. >> you and billy bob have a lot in common. >> we do, i think. >> not helping people out. >> i thought you were talking about we're both from arkansas. you didn't realize that, did you? we're arkansas boys. >> oh, my god. it's already been a long week. a long week for us. a very big week for taylor swift. now it's about to get even bigger. billboard is reporting her new album "1989" is forecast to sell 1.2 million copies in its first week. >> if the forecasts are correct it will make t. swift the first musical act ever to have ree albums sell a million in a week. a lot has to do with the relationship she has with her army of fans, aka swifties. >> swift spent a lot of her free time doing tay-lerking.
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she takes photos her fans have posted holding copies of the album and then tweetss them herself causing total global freakout. >> i will be lurking on taylor watching her performance later an "gma." shake it off, girl. can't wait to see it. taylor isn't the only celebrity who can lurk. robert downey jr. was lurking at the department of motor vehicles. posted his visit on twitter. >> that's him at the dmv. had to renew his license. taking his thumbprint there. "iron man" getting ready foris big picture there. he tweeted the picture with the caption getting my renewal at the santa monica dmv. the money shot. a smirk for the camera there. teej, i can see you getting your picture in a nice navy three-piece suit. >> i actually, my dmv pictures, i'm looking a mess. i usually haven't shaved. i've got a t-shirt on. always. i'll show it to you. >> i'd love to see it.
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all right. perhaps you've heard of a cronut. if you're lucky, you've probably eaten one. if you aren't familiar, here's a refresher course. a croissant with a doughnut. got it? >> you can't go wrong with that. >> no. >> they are pretty delicious. people are still loving them. but how exactly does the cronut rise to the top of the food chain? we're "up all nightline" with abc's sara haines. >> reporter: it's no surprise people go nuts for cronuts. the $5 confection that's gone viral. people line up as early as 5:00 a.m. even overnight sometimes just to snag a maximum of two of these elite treats. >> all right. >> reporter: but what if we told
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you you didn't have to stand in that crazy long line? now in his new book "the secret recipes," the cronut creator revealing his special at-home recipe for all you dough loving disciples. what do you hope people get from this cookbook? >> i hope people get inspired when they have a cookbook in their hands. it's not just about holding a recipe. but sometimes you take a recipe from your mom, grandmom and turn it into you. >> it's not the exact same recipe but now people can make the at-home cronut. >> i wanted to be sure people could make it at home. >> reporter: yet this recipe is no cake walk. the at-home version takes three days to create. day one is all about making the dough. >> i recognize that one. she's my soul sister. >> reporter: fast forward to day two where we roll out and laminate the dough. a process where butter is folded in. >> dough, butter, dough. dough, butter, dough. >> reporter: day three it's time to cut the dough. after letting the dough rest for
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two hours in a warm setting, we're ready to fry. >> this is a drop the spatula moment. >> reporter: then fill, sugar and glaze. for "nightline," i'm sara haines in new york. >> i did a really good job. >> i bet sara did a good job. i would go to sara's house now that she has cronuts. we put the recipe on our facebook page so we can give you a shot at home. >> look at this. >> dunkin donuts. >> do you think you can make a cronut? >> i can make an old-fashioned or boston cream. which do you prefer? >> which are those two things you just said? >> old-fashioned or boston cream which has vanilla pudding inside. >> i didn't know that was an actual photo from your youth. you used to work there. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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. making news in america this morning -- legal showdown. the saga over a nurse's quarantine after treating ebola patients now at a tipping point. the defiance overnight, stepping outside of her home with police standing guard. we're live with new details. blame game. the rocket explosion now focused on russian engines. and the science experiments for children that came down. caught on camera. >> sit down and shut up. >> chris christie gives a heckler a piece of his mind. what set him off. and the locker room celebrations that you didn't see, and parties that might still be going on right now.

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