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making news in america many morning -- fbi director james comey is facing heat for reopening the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails days before the election. the fbi obtains a search warrant. and donald trump thanks anthony weiner. the double murder suspect posting about his killings on facebook. how it all ended overnight. passengers evacuate a plane after a bomb threat. we have video from inside the cabin. and next year could still be this year. baseball season is is heading into november. the cubs coming up big in game five. keeping their hopes alive.
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and a good monday morning. happy halloween to you all. we begin with the fbi obtaining a search warrant to move forward with the newly reopened investigation of hillary clinton's e-mails. >> fbi director james comey is coming under fire. leader harry reid wrote a scathing letter to james comb yi. >> the investigation is giving donald trump new ammunition as hillary clinton faces a dwindling lead in the pols. stephanie ramos has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. there are eight days until election day. here's proof that the race is not slowing down. the fbi has now obtained a warrant to review those newly found e-mails. after the fbi dropped that e-mail inquiry bomb shel.
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>> there's a lot of noise and distrac. >> reporter: taking on donald trump. >> it's always donald trump first and everyone else last. >> reporter: and fbi director james comey. >> some of you may have heard about a letter that the fbi director sent out yesterday. [ crowd booing ] >> reporter: that letter sent to lawmakers friday, where comey says newly flagged e-mails were found on the laptop of disgraced elected official anthony weiner. he's under investigation for allegedly sexting a teen. comey says the e-mails should be looked at to determine if they contain any classified information. there is no evidence of wrong doing by clinton. >> it's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has obtained a letter by
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former attorney general eric holder and dozens of other former prosecutors and high-ranking officials, including republicans and democrats, criticizing fbi director james comey saying, many of us have worked with director comey. all of us respect him. but his unprecedented decision to publicly comment on evidence 11 days before a presidential election leaves us astonished and perplexed. the fbi director began briefing law maik whors were demanding new details. justice department officials advised against 'lettering congress. not doing anything seen as influencing an election in the final days. >> we never thought we were going to say thank you to anthony weiner. >> reporter: as for president obama's response, white house deputy press secretary eric schultz says nothing has surfaced to change the
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president's views and opinions of sec stair clinton. the president did not address the news friday night. many questions, the questions, democrats hope, are answered quickly. >> some hoping for today. stephanie mentioned the letter. the former attorney general went farther than that. >> eric holder posted an op ed in "the washington post." he says good men make mistakes. he said comey violated long-standing justice department policies and tradition. an on the campaign trail today, hillary clinton is att d attending two early voting events in ohio while tim kaine heads to north carolina. donald trump is holding back-to-back rallies in michigan while pence cam nans florida. a week long manhunt for an armed and dangerous fugitive is
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over. michael vance was killed. he was suspected of killing his aunt and upgle and shooting at tour people, including four police officers. he seemed to relish in the notoriety as a fugitive by streaming on facebook live before being killed in the overnight shootout. vance shot at a sheriff's deputy. that deputy is expected to survive. a flight in ft. lauderdale was evacuated last night. a bomb threat came in. one paeng posted several videos to facebook. she said man sitting behind her starting screaming for a flight attendant saying he saw the passenger sitting next to him texting about a bomb being on plane. she said police officers grabbed the man from his seat and quote dragged him off the plane. the plane did eventually take off after it was checked and cleared. thousands of people in italy in the quake zone are spending
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the night in hotels and shelters. drone video shows the destruction in the town of pescaro dell tronto. the italian prime minister says the nation's soul is dished by the quakes. and in iraq, a special forces commander says his troops are aiming to enter the outskirts of the city of mosul today. thousands of firgts have rejoined that battle. a wave of bombings in shiite areas yesterday was seen as retaliation by isis. those blasts killed at least 17 people. back here in the u.s. on october 31st, it appears the weather is playing trick-or-treat this halloween. two storms are converging on the west coast. now your halloween forecast. nothing too speakky here. all thriller-like about. the west coast will be the
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trouble spot for trick ore treerts as the rain comes off the pacific. highs in the 40s and 50s on the east coast. warm in the south. 85 in dallas. diane doing her "trillioner" dance. >> how can you resist? i'm not very good. >> just own it. cub fans this morning, no doubt breathing a sigh of relief because of last night's world series game. the team got a solo home run in the second from kris bryant. >> the cubbies weren't done. they added two more home fluns the frame, in the same inning to take a 3-1 lead. in the end, the cubs held on the win forcing game six in cleveland tomorrow night. full highlights in sports later. still ahead, several people injured after a nascar race when an out-of-control car rams into a crowd. and a motorcyclist nearly killed in a crash unable to move in the woods for more than 24
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hours was finally found. we'll tell you how and show you the video he took to send his family. caught on camera, a tourist sneaks into a panda encluzier and pays the price. the reason why. we'll tell you.
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there are certain perks to returning from space. the workers from the international space station were greeted with the traditional welcome ceremony there. receiving capes, hat, and russian dolls. crowd sourcing is allowing protesters in north dakota to keep fighting the construction of a pipeline there. the original goal was $5,000.
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it brought in more than $1 million, boosted after several arrests this week. however, the activists are not sure how much longer they'll have the money to continue the fight. they're protesting the construction of a pipeline that would bring oil from north dakota to illinois. this video appear those show two men stuffing a third person into the trunk of a car in an apparent abduction. witnesses say the three appeared to be play-fighting earlier in the day. now, police are trying to figure out if a crime was committed or the three were just goofing around. no one has been reported missing. high-tech entrepreneur elon musk wants to change the way roof top solar generating looks by replacing the panels with roofing tiles. he has the solar city company. he showed off a new line of shingles. there are a variety of styles. he demonstrated by reroofing four of the houses on the
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desperate house wives set. and tom hanks' new movie was done up in flames this weekend. boo, a madea halloween was in second. inferno was in second. jack reacher, never go back, was third. >> it doesn't help that the critics hated inferno. >> that's true. people scrambling for safety at an airport. massive wave crashes right on to traffic. alright, did you know i was the mommy slam dunk champion? really? yes, really! don't sound so surprised. let's see it! -oh you're ready. alright, here we go. let's hear the crowd. ahhhh! i go to the right. i go to the left. fake 'em out. mama go up, up, up! she did it. -again? you can't avoid gravity. but unitedhealthcare can help you avoid financial surprises by helping you compare costs and doctor quality ratings.
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there was roadway flooding and then, some on the mediterranean island of malta this weekend. an official calls it the worst storm in 60 years to hit st. julian's bay. it washed up hundreds of
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understand the of debris and wrecked fishing boats and a few vehicles. driving in the pacific northwest won't be that bad. airport delays are most likely in san francisco. we want to get to now an incredible story of sur vial. a motorcyclist beating the odds, staying alive following a crash that killed his friend. >> during his long wait for help to arrive, he reached out using his phone, but the phone didn't work. as gio benitez reports, he then recorded fare wells to his family. >> reporter: one brush with death. kevin fell more than 100 feet down a hill after a horrifying bike collision that took the life of his 29-year-old friend. >> just want to say i love you, guys. sorry i was being stupid. but -- you know, that's what i do. >> reporter: the 41-year-old motorcyclist recording a message for his wife and parents. >> mom, dad, love you.
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take care of the puppies for me, too. i miss you guys. i [ bleep ] up. that's you will i can really say. >> reporter: waiting for help for 30 hours. we watch with him as day turns to night. >> oh. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: he yelled and yelled until finally, another motorcyclist heard him. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> and later on "gma," hear from the man from his hospital all about his rescue. a crash at the martinsville speedway injured more than 20 fans. it wasn't during the race. it was afterwards. a convertible tried to cut into the line leaving the lot. he hit a jeep and ploud into pedestrians. there were no fatalitiefataliti. we're just now getting a look at a dangerous attack in the airport.
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he has in his right hand a machete. passengers were running for their lives. that attacker shot by officers and later died of his injuries. well, those enclosures at zoos are meant on keep animals in and spectators out. man in china climbed into an enclosure and began to tease panda. officials say he was trying to impress a woman. the panda thought it was a game and started to rough-house. when it was over, the score, panda 1, show-off, 0. lukely, neither were injured. >> the guy might try tinder next time. nfl week eight wraps up with the vikings visiting the bears. >> let's get highlights now from espn. good morning, america. i'm john aroundson, he, of course is not here. baseball in october will now be baseball in november.
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that's because the cubbies came alive in game five. final game of the season at wrigley. the cubbies fans didn't want to let it go. kris bryant, solo home run. a crooked number in the fourth. went up 3-1. it was 3-2 into the seventh, into the eighth. into the ninth. aroldis chapman getting an eight-out save. we fly the "w." chapman four ks in his outing. sunday night football. dak prescott and the cowboys. looking to go 6-1. three minutes left, the cowboys rally up. prescott finds dez bryant. into overtime. first possession, cowboys, fourth and one. jason garrett. let's ride the horse. prescott pushes through for the first down. look at jerry. he's going to be so happy.
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runs around until jason witten finds himself wide open. the cowboys win it, 29-23. that is a brief wrapup of the day in sports. cowboys 6-1, we'll have a grahame six in the world series. thanks for watching. have a great monday. up next in "the pulse," celebrities getting into the halloween spirit. any guess who is this is? and just in time for halloween, somewhat this scary creature? >> creepy. >> this is in an alaska river. >> it's moving. here? (becky) i've seen such a change in einstein since he started eating the new beneful recipe. the number one ingredient in it is beef. (einstein) the beef is fantastic! (becky) he's a very active dog. he never stops moving. he has enough energy to believe that he can jump high enough to catch a bird. it has real beef, grains, vegetables, and he loves it. well, we were coming for an interview... so he wanted to wear his tie.
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one night ♪ all right. time to check "the tuls." the stars are wasting no timesharing their chilling alter-egos on social immediate yoo. >> can you guess? here's a hint. not only does she take the cake, she bax it as well. >> ah. >> yes, martha stewart in the flesh and blood as nurse from your nightmares. >> not quite as gory and a little more recognizable. bette midler resurrected her character from hoe us the copus. >> katy perry became hillary clinton. >> and her boyfriend, orlando bloom, was bill clinton as well. so amy schumer and her boyfriend nailed it with their costumes as 11 and dusting, from stranger things. the new show on netflix. >> and these next costumes are
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not quite as elaborate. they're more about the message that they're intended to send. >> on the right is a daughter of a sports writer, jefl pearlman. her friend is on the left. he wrote this, my daughter is jewish. her best friend and pal is muslim. for halloween, they created a super duper hero team. the juslims have rarely been more troud. >> he says the girls are not trying to make a political statement. it's all about having fewer divisions in our society. what a positive message for them to send. not only at halloween but throughout the year. and halloween can be a time of scary monsters. what if you spotted a real, real one in alaska? i'm one of the truthers on this one. could it be the loch ness monster? >> some speculated that it would have been a lochness offspring.
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leave to it a scientist to rain on all of our parades. he says, ready for this? it's a rope stuck to a bridge pier. i'm saying, no way, that thing is alive. >> you can see the head. the teeth. >> yeah, it's swimming. >> it might just be the snow moving in the current. >> good try, science. good try. you're not duping us. more news after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (whispers rocket)
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good morning i'm tamala edwards, it is monday, october 31. happy halloween. here's what's up next on "action news," we're on strike watch. there's no deal between septa and the union workers before they hit the deadline. police are on the hunt for a driver who hit a man with deadly force and fled the scene. a teen is in custody for another attack near the campus of temple university. this time a paint ball gun was used. we have those stories and more all ahead on "action news." chi turn off the oven at 87. >> a ghost of a chance of rain. and since it's halloween, we couldn't end the show without something spook-tacular.
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>> we sent will ganz to a museum that focuses on life's morbid side. >> reporter: we're here in new york at the morbid amatmy museum. phoenix are dieing to get in. >> it's alive, it's alive, it's alive! >> reporter: for most of us, skeletons and pookky stories are a halloween thing. at the museum of morbid amatmy is a year-long them. >> what we love year round everyone else loves in october. >> reporter: joanna ebenstein has done more than her fair share of digging. her fas nigs with death began a long time ago. >> i was very lucky that my dad kind of wanted me to be a science geek. he encouraged this love for me. he brought he formaldehyde. he bought me my first taxidermy
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kit. when i was 14 or 15. what i hope people take way from visiting is to question our own attitudes about death. >> reporter: i began questioning my own attitudes about death. probably when joanna put a real human skull into my hands. safe to say, there's something for every maturity level. including those with an affinity for intellectual history art work made of human hair and human teeth for sale. i koumdn't look away. but why? why especially this time of year do we dare examine things we find so spooky. >> i think there's a sense of mystery. of pleasure in the dark side. a sense of laughing at death. >> reporter: from the museum of morbid anatomy in brooklyn, will ganss, abc news. >> i can tell you one place >> good morning it is
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4:30 a.m., monday, october 31. happy halloween. >> here's what we're following for you, we're less than 24 hours away from a potential septa strike, it would leave bus trolley and subway commuters without a ride. >> a man opens his door to gunfire. >> the eagles talk about what happened wrong with the cowboys. >> let's talk about what to expect with accuweather with meteorologist david murphy and karen rogers is watching the commute. >> reporter: we're getting ready for trick or treating across the


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