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>> welcome back. we are dressed for this story. a sport that is welcome back. we're dressed for this sport called the weekend warrior. obstacles that have exploded in popularity. >> it involves more than running and testing against people of
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certain ages and ability levels. they do it all. take a look. hills, barbed wire, and mud -- lots of mud. obstacles races have their roots in military training but are now testing people of all different backgrounds. one company, spartan race, host events across the country nearly every weekend. from the hills of northern california to the heart of times square, new york. and it's not only the super fit doing these races. >> i never, ever climbed a ladder before in my entire life. and i did it. >> looks awesome, huh? >> awesome is one way to put it. >> like suicide, too, one or the other -- then you get beat up by the guys t finish line after all that. that's your reward, bang. >> i don't know how i feel about. that the co-founder is here joining us now. joe -- >> welcome. >> who participates in they look like regular people with lots of muscles. >> yeah. everybody -- you got the weekend warrior, couch potatoes. i had a 7-year-old grandmother out there -- 77-year-old grandmother out there competing and got the race done. >> if you're a couch potato, how do you get in shape?
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it looks demanding. >> that's the great thing about the sport. you work your whole body so you're not just running. you do pushups, pullups, all the stuff you probably do on the weekends. >> yeah. absolutely. >> every weekend. >> i don't even know what tha purpo-- a burpy is. >> this weekend we have the world championships in vermont. people from all over are coming to compete. big purse, $250,000 in prize money. >> wow. >> we have people coming from as far away as mongolia. they're coming from everywhere to see who the top spartan racer is. >> we have racers here. don't we? >> we have some of our top racers here. >> let's bring him in, see what he can do. >> alex, come on in. we're going to have him do this course. i think we can break him in. >> but an awesome job setting this up. >> a lot going on here. >> ready, steady, go.
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>> cool. >> come on, alex! that's your challenge. you can do it. >> if he falls off the wall, he has to do 30 burpies. >> nice. >> no the monkey bars. >> this is the hardest part of the challenge. he's doing -- look at him. >> i asked one of the guys, is that a good idea. he said only if you want to dislocate a shoulder. alex, you can do it. >> how big is that? >> 400-pound tire. >> boom, boom, boom. didn't even slam it. >> good job, alex! >> woohoo! good job! [ applause ] >> world-class time. >> that's the time to beat. >> that's the time to beat. >> that's the time to beat. >> we can totally do that. >> when we come back, we're going to give it a shot. >> don't go anywhere. >> get the oxygen ready. ♪ >> get the oxygen ready.
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welcome back, everyone. it is rocky's tourn turn now. -- turn now. he is already set to go. the time to beat is 39 seconds. he's already prepped. we have a point of view on you. >> i thought it was a defibrillator. >> your pacemaker. >> i swear -- >> just like we did with alex. you ready? >> starting line -- >> i swear, i'll try not to --
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>> just for the record he was offered spotters and he said no. so this is on you. come on. you can do it. >> 39 second. ready, steady, go -- >> come on, john. you are looking just like alex. >> yeah, just like alex. oh, just like alex. >> you did the roll. >> alex didn't do the roll. >> now what? >> now the wall. you can do the wall. >> don't fall off the wall. >> don't fall off the wall. 30 burpees if you fall off the wall. >> take your time. >> good advice. >> here we go. do the little hop just like alex did. >> you did the little hop! that is close -- that is really close. >> that's great. that is really close. >> here we go. >> i think he just did 39. >> don't forget the cow bell. otherwise 40 burpees. >> now what? >> now the monkey bars.
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come on. you can do it. >> do the double monkey bars like alex did. >> i'm out of breath. >> here we go. two more to go. >> three more to go. done, almost. nice. now you need to do a 400-pound tire and you are done. that's it. just one tire. up, up, up, up, oh! whoo! nicely done. the whole room shook with that tire. how are you feeling? >> very tired but relieved. >> 1:19. >> that's not bad. >> that's not bad. >> i'm alive. >> now that john has done it. even though i'm a little not as good shape as john is because i'm 5.5 months pregnant, i'm going to give it a try, too. >> and i have two female leads and they will spot you. >> i will take all of john's spotters.
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>> these are the best of the best. you will probably beat him. >> you think so. >> let's do it. >> ready, go. >> go, diana! yeah! nice. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> on the wall. okay. >> what was that thing you told me? >> the little hop? >> like that. >> yeah, do the hop. take your time. that's good advice. >> 30 seconds. >> do not fall. >> i'm still on it, right. >> you don't want to do burpees. >> okay. [ bell ] >> monkey bars. >> this ought to be good. >> i'm going to be so much faster than john on the monkey bars. >> here we go. >> oh! >> now time for the tire. 400 pounds, 5 1/2 months pregnant.
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this won't take me any time. >> come on. >> got a seat for you. >> high five. nicely done. >> oh, my goodness. [ applause ] >> this is why we have a day job. >> please come join us, joe. my goodness. joe, once again. >> thank you, joe. that is really, really -- the ones you do are way more intricate and longer. one goes four hours. >> four hours, the world championship. more intense. she beat you. >> yeah, well. that's how it goes here at "world news now." >> you still have bigger muscles. >> joe, that was awesome. thank you so much. >> where can people go if they want information? >> www.spartanrace.com. >> i can't speak anymore. >> catch your breath. you are watching "world news now." one more time. >> good stuff.
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guaranteed. d-con. get out. time for "the mix." this is pretty cool. a report card from john f. kennedy from 1930. heroic jfk from 1930. let's look. he was a c-plus student. average total 77. >> looked great though. >> latin 64, 66 science. 71 english. 78 religion. fair, poor, good, good. i love this -- look at this line here. in case you are wondering this is new milford, connecticut. report card. eighth grade. this report is not quite as good as the last one. the damage was done chiefly by poor effort in latin in which jack got a mark of 55. he can do better than this. in fact his average should be well into the 80s. >> he was in the eighth grade.
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he had a long time to get better. >> pacing himself. >> saving the good stuff for later. really quickly, interesting or weird, i haven't figured it out. bloomingdale's is attaching big bulky tags to their merchandise. any dress that costs more than $150, if you take the tag off you can no longer return it. >> a lot of people take the tags off and wear them. >> it's called return fraud. it's costing the industry $9 million a year. polka time. ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake ♪ ♪ and you're not wearing pants ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal ♪ ♪ every newsroom guy and gal
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this morning on "world news now," troubling encounters. new information about the navy yard shooter's past and questions about his mental health. a scramble to sign. why so many prospective home buyers are rushing to get the deal done. $400 million. one winner. why we may never know who won powerball's fourth largest jackpot in history. and he went from one of the most talked about reality show stars to a recluse. how jon gosselin is making ends meet. friday, september 20th. >> good friday morning. we begin with the latest on the
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navy yard gunman. there are signs that aaron alexis was doubly troubled in the days before the shooting. >> karen traverse with s joining us from the navy yard. >> reporter: we started to hear more details about what happened here at the navy yard on monday and how aaron alexis got in to building 197 and started that rampage. the fbi said they are still trying to determine a motive. what made aaron alexis go on a killing rampage. authorities say his deteriorating mental health may have been a factor. abc news learned in early august he was kicked out of a military housing complex after he complained of too much noise coming from a linen closet. a federal law enforcement official said it is unclear if the navy followed up. around that time, alexis allegedly had a run-in with a family at ne norfolk. one woman says she was there with her family when her 75-year-old aunt laughed loudly at a joke on august 4th. out of nowhere, a man that looked like alexis confronted him.
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>> he sent saying, "is she laughing at me?" you know, we were like, "no." then he just got angry. >> reporter: three days later, alexis called police in newport, rhode island and said he had heard voices and had been followed after an incident at a virginia airport. >> some people who are really suffering from a mental health problem or issue have nowhere to go. >> reporter: more details about what happened here at the navy yard on monday. the fbi said he carried a bag with a sawed off shotgun inside. when he started his rampage he shot his victims at random. aaron alexis ran out of ammunition and began to use a gun he stole from a security guard he shot and killed. alexis himself was killed in a shootout with police. john and diana. >> thank you. republican-backed measure that would cut $40 billion from the nation's food stamp program has been passed in the house. more than one in seven americans gets assistance from that program. democrats who oppose the bill say the cuts would mean more
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than four million people will lose their food stamps if the bill becomes law. it now must be reconciled with the senate bill which calls for under $5 billion in cuts. an appeals court overturned the money laundering conviction of former texas congressman tom delay. it ruled the jury did not have enough evidence when they found him guilty of illegally funneling corporate money to republican candidates. delay, a former house majority leader nicknamed "the hammer," never backed down, even appearing on "dancing with the stars" during the case. prosecutors say they will appeal. court documents released today are answering some questions about the abduction of a girl near atlanta. ayvani perez back home after taken from her home at gunpoint on monday. police arrested one man after tracing calls to her home asking for ransom. a second suspect may have links to ayvani's mother. >> i think what is important at this point is she is safe. >> reporter: the fbi said the two men who abducted her are
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seen in the sketches and are still at large. and the little girl says three or four men were involved and they all hid their faces from her. >> my goodness. there's an interesting connection. a lot of people have questions about this. apparently the mom and the gentlemen who were arrested on immigration charges were arrested together back in 2012 on drug-related charges. the case was later dismissed. the drug trafficking charges rather. the cases were dismissed for different reasons and her mom's record expunged apparently. how this is all connected -- >> convoluted story. you get the feeling there's going to be more revelations in the days to come. >> and the connection in 2012 and arrest may have had something to do with what happened in the kidnapping which is strange. >> we will stay on it. >> of course. a town in eastern pennsylvania is ready to fire its police chief who posted on-line videos of himself firing automatic weapons. chief mark kessler's videos which also feature
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profanity-laced tirades have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. it led to him being suspended and the town council voted to fire him last night. that won't happen until a public hearing can happen. kessler called the council's decision no surprise to him. an animal control officer is facing charges after 800 snakes were found the garage of his home. among the reptiles removed were two six-foot burmese pythons. it is illegal to own them in new york state. the man was apparently running a thriving business selling them on-line. we know a little more about the winning powerball ticket in south carolina. it was bought in the afternoon hours before the drawing, the numbers picked at random. what we don't know is anything about who bought the ticket. we have more on the jackpot. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. there's a mystery out there about who that powerball winner is, but there are some new clues and some new changes coming to lottery that mean any of us could be the next big winner. >> reporter: lottery officials in south carolina could barely
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control their pride. >> it's great. it's -- it's just -- i can't tell you what it feels like to know that somebody has been that fortunate and lucky. and for us, it's just -- it's wonderful. >> reporter: among the 356 tickets sold at this murphy's gas station in lexington, was the one ticket that won it all. >> the big story is there's somebody out there who is $399.4 million richer than they were this time yesterday. >> reporter: nearly $400 million will go to the winner. but if you didn't win this time, better luck next. no, really. you may actually have a better chance of winning next time. the odds of winning a mega millions lottery prize is improving from just one in 40 to one in 15. >> it would be awesome. >> reporter: and as mega millions is improving their odds, they are also improving their prizes. usually, if you hit five of six
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numbers, you win cool $250,000. but starting in october, that number will soar to somewhere between 1 million and $5 million. with all of that cash comes big tax dollars, and that's why south carolina is singing. >> we really hit the jackpot in south carolina this time. >> reporter: they don't know for sure if the big winner is a resident of south carolina or just passing through, but they are definitely hoping it is a local and looking forward to collecting between 12 and $15 million in tax revenue. john, diana? >> all right. one note to the story, the winner of the giant powerball jackpot can choose to remain anonymous, because south carolina, unlike other states, does not require public identification of the winners. mexico's government is taking heat for its response to deadly storms. it's facing the one-two punch from manuel and ingrid. the official death toll is at 100 people but that doesn't include those unaccounted for in a village devastated by a massive landslide.
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critics say the government didn't do enough to warn people about the storms while focusing on celebrations of mexico's independence day. as for today's weather here at home, clear and warm along the east coast. further inland some severe storms from the great lakes to the gulf coast and into texas. nice and dry across the northern plains, the rockies and the southwest. showers along the northwest coast. >> 71 today in seattle. still 103 phoenix. mid to high 80s for the southeast. 88 new orleans. 89 miami. upper 70s in the northeast corridor. well, right in the middle of the northeast corridor is philadelphia. a city now wondering when the beloved eagles may win a game in their own stadium again. former eagles coach andy reid brought the kansas city chiefs into philly last night. >> they took a 10-0 lead and the chiefs were in command from there on in. kansas city defense forcing five turnovers than is tough to overcome. philly drops the eighth straight home game and kc wins it 26-13.
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does this make them 0-3. is that right? >> no, they won -- >> 1-2. suzanne screaming in my eve. 1-2. there was a third game. >> i don't know much about sports but i know. that my husband would be down my throat. >> my team 0-2. how about you? you like new orleans. >> i do. i like new orleans. >> i don't know what they are. >> they are the saints. >> i know, but i don't know if they are 0-2, 2-0. jack, do you know what the saints are? >> not right now. i don't know. >> nobody knows. it's okay. i love the saints to death. but you ask me the score -- >> they are screaming at the tv going, "come on, man!" >> talking about the eeagles, andy reid got a great reception. which is surprising, sorry suzanne who is from philly and hates when we talk about the fans in philly. that can be cruel. but they gave him a good reception in his hometown where he was the coach for many years
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and they were apprehensive of him returning even if he was wearing the opposite team's colors. >> i'm telling you -- >> they are 2-0. >> the saints are 2-0. >> that's why i like the saints. >> wow. you got the right team. >> hello. >> let's move on. coming up, getting the deal done. >> we will tell you why the race is on to buy and sell homes. you are watching world news now. go saints! ♪ ♪ just know you are not alone ♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> announcer: world news now weather brought to you by hotwire.com. ♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> announcer: world news now weather brought to you by hotwire.com. weather brou ou by hotwire.com. a relalaxi trip p toloridada.. you knknowjust t to wind.. but we c cannly afaffo ontrip t thiyear,, and his s hi schooool union is comg up i in attle.e. evereryone's goioing then w we ard ababouhotwirirered we cououldctford take e bops. see, when n rely nicice tels ve unsnsolrooms,s, they usese hwire toilill em. so we gogot our fo-star r hols
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♪ know you're not alone ♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ morning -- mortgage rates are going up from rock bottom lows where they sat so long after the economic meltdown. >> families across america are in a frenzy to buy or sell before the rates go higher. rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: the amazing rates. home buyers and sellers across the country are desperate to get deals done before rates rise again. in new orleans, megan girk forced to make an offer on this home before her husband got a look. >> 60 people looking at it. crazy. >> reporter: in boston, dave seymour flipping homes in less
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than 24 hours. >> if i sell at 300,000, i want to make 60,000 on this. >> reporter: in san diego, the robinsons on a charm offensive. >> we said we could pose ella outside of the house and make puppy dog eyes at everybody that came to view it. >> reporter: look at this typical american home. in may, the mortgage would have cost $887. but today over 1,000. nearly $2,000 more a year and a total of almost $60,000 more for the same home simply because rates have gone up. >> there isn't a perfect moment. if you can afford it and it is a place you don't mind being for a few years, you don't need to know much more. >> reporter: for megan and jeremy the risk was worth the reward. what was the first thing he said when he walked into the house? >> he said, "i love it. you were right." yay! >> reporter: how much longer will we see the dip in mortgage rates? analysts say about three months, and they don't expect this go much lower. if you plan to get a new mortgage, lock it in now. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new
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york. >> interesting stuff. and last month, sales hit the highest point in 6.5 years, home sales. >> according to freddie mac, 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 4.42 on average. that's low when you think about it. a lot of people who got into their homes not even ten years ago were paying double that and sometimes more. some people looking to unload and get loaded because it makes sense. >> sounds like the time is right. still ahead, remember john gosselin? >> yes. >> he is living in the woods. >> we will hear about it in "the skinny" next, i bet. >> what? >> you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from our abc
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♪ skinny ♪ so ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny okay. check this out. i'm enthralled in this story. so jon gosselin from that megahit tlc show, "jon and kate plus eight," remember the couple who had all of these sextuplets, there he is. he apparently is doing something different than we were watching the show. he is now live flooding a cabin in the woods in pennsylvania and waiting on tables. this is all according to "entertainment tonight," an interview he gave them. he said he doesn't have a relationship with kate anymore, no texts, no e-mail.
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they exchange the kids at the bus stop or gate. he doesn't physically see her ever. he doesn't pay any child support, which is probably a good thing because he is now waiting tables for a living, but he says that doesn't mean he has hit rock bottom. take a listen. >> are you struggling to make ends meet? >> no. i don't know why people said that. they said it -- you know why they said it? they said it because i'm waiting tables which is really disgusting to think that because you wait tables or because you have different things or don't have an 8:00 to 5:00 job you are making ends meet. >> i don't know about that. but he said that he hit rock bottom 20 times and bounces back each time and there you have it. him waiting tables. >> i'm looking at him, and think are they setting up a new reality show show about him waiting times. right? >> jon minus kate and eight -- >> i don't know. waiting tables at a restaurant. apparently, joy behar, she
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was -- apparently she was fired by "the view." in august she left on her own terms but she told jay leno on "the tonight show" she had been brief fired from the talk show seven years earlier. apparently at the time, she let it slip on "entertainment tonight" that rosie o'donnell was going to join "the view." during the primetime emmys. barbara walters wasn't pleased and said she wasn't going to renew joy's contract. obviously they moved past that and talked about donald trump and making enemies. she made wise cracks about his hair, and they didn't go over well by donald trump. take a listen. >> i don't like to get in trouble with donald. then we got -- i brought this with me to read to you. it is a letter i got from trump's people. "trump is livid about the comment s joy made on the air yesterday. he does not wear a wig. she can come over -- this is the real thing. she can come over to the office and pull it," the hair. [ laughter ] >> now -- stop it! >> wow! >> "and see for herself that it
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won't come off. people over there need to check their facts before running their mouths." >> wow! >> there you go. donald is not happy. she can go over and pull it, the hair. >> keeps it close to to her heart. i love that. so this has been going on for a little while. and we bring it to you every now and then when there is a development, there is a little development. khloe kardashian and her husband, she's had it with him. he is struggling with a drug problem. he's been in and out of rehab and in and out of the house. according to a source who tells e! she's done. no more interventions or trying to save him. she's very upset but life has started to move on for her and for the rest of her family, and she's done with him. she has given him an ultimatum and if he doesn't get help she will end the marriage. according to the source that told e! news this but so far he is ignoring her. i don't know. i don't know what the deal is between these two. i think the bottom line is she
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♪ >> is that what that song was? >> welcome back to our look at this week in review. it opens monday morning with the terrible shooting at the navy yard. >> it include moments of triumph, as well, for the new miss america and courageous candidate on "dancing with the stars," take a look. >> active shooter on the fourth floor. >> this is no drill. go. go. go. emergency exits now. >> came around the corner, he aimed his gun at us and fired two or three shots. >> i popped my head up and i saw him pointing his gun at my friend.
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he shot her. >> my building is split in half with huge boulders in it and a tree that fell between the two parts of the building. it's incredible. >> there's no words. i mean, i'm just in shock to see that i will never get the things that i own. >> immediately takes off and runs toward a particular officer and that officer attempted to retreat. but at the same time, fired his weapon. >> ted is still not fully confident that the expansion of the u.s. economy is on a self-sustaining basis, that the economy still needs this kind of stimulus. >> these are tears of joy, y'all. the one place i'd want to make my first steps back out was texas. >> it was the first time bollywood has ever been performed on the miss america stage and such an honor for
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myself, my family and the indian community as well. >> you brought me to tears with your courage and i appreciate you being on our show so much. thank you. >> great stuff there. we want to remind you about a special on-line feature for fans of "world news now." >> in case you missed it. that's what it's called. it's this week's most memorable moments on the show. go to our facebook page wnnfans.com. >> we know you can't watch every waking moment. you should -- >> yes, please be kind. please be kind on -- >> come on, guys. >> we bleed, too. got anything good for the weekend? >> big day on sunday for you. >> yeah. week. we're celebrating on sunday. it's been a long process. >> you have an elaborate party, right? decorations and cake. >> i feel like martha stewart. it's a carnival. we are hosting a carnival in our backyard. >> will you take pictures? >> yes. i will bring them in. >> all right.
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good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. >> shears some of the top headlines we are following on "world news now." >> the white house suggesting that the president could mien meet with iran's president. no president has met with the iranian head of state since 1977. the fbi says they are looking for at least two more suspects in the home invasion kidnapping of ayvani perez in georgia. the 14-year-old is back home after being held for ransom for a day and a half. two men are already in custody. home buyers and sellers scrambling to make a deal before mortgage rates go up. analysts predict the rise to begin this three months. sales of existing homes have already hit the highest point in six years. we are waiting for the winner of the powerball jackpot
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to come forward. the ticket was bought hours before wednesday's drawing at a south carolina gas station. those are the stories on this friday. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." with john muller and diana perez. >> we begin with a deadly aftermath of a one-two punch south of the border due to tropical weather south of the border. dozens of people are dead in mexico an the death toll is all but certain to climb. >> good morning, brandi. >> reporter: a third storm is brewing on the east coast of mexico and on the west coast manuel has been weakening, but not before leading to more deaths and damage. after striking acapulco with destructive force and strengthening to a hurricane, manuel has been downgraded to a tropical storm once again as it moves farther inland. 35,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. high-end resorts and entire airports are under water, leaving tens of thousands
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stranded with nowhere to go, no food and no supplies. >> there's no roads, no planes. physically no way to get out of acapulco. >> at least 80 people have been killed and stores are being looted. some families have been bussed to other airports as the military and red cross try to reach as many victims as possible with aid. >> tired but trying to get home best as possible. >> reporter: officials have reached a small a village damaged by a massive landslide where they're now searching for 58 missing people, and mexico can't seem to get a break from the severe weather. >> not only do we have manuel on our hands, we had ingrid a couple of days ago that impacted the eastern part of the country and we have a system in the southern gulf of mexico which could be our next new storm and if it does get named, it will be named jerry. >> reporter: while the danger lingers, the rain from these storms is welcome news in southern texas where cattle
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ranchers and farmers have seen three straight years of drought. remnants of the tropical systems are expected to reach texas through the weekend. too much rain at once could also lead to flooding there, john and diana. >> thank you. there are more indications this morning that navy yard gunman aaron alexis was deeply troubled in the days before the incident. glenda boyd and her family happened to cross paths with a man they believe was alexis at a virginia airport. >> he just kept saying, you know, "is she laughing at me?" and we were like, "no." then he just got angry. i felt fear, a fear, a sense of fear. something wasn't right with him. mentally. >> airport security intervened but there were no arrests. as for the incident after the navy yard, the fbi said he fired randomly at anyone he encountered. developing news out of chicago. 13 people have been shot in a city park in chicago. one of those wounded is a 3-year-old child. information is scarce, but
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we know that four people are in critical condition. no word if there were one or more gunmen. police say it is gang related. with the government shutdown looming, the house takes a largely symbolic vote on the budget. it is on a republican backed measure that would temporarily fund the government through mid december but would kill the president's health care program. even if it passes in the house, it is not likely to get anywhere in the senate. another republican-backed bill that has been passed in the house would cut $40 billion from the nation's food stamp program over the next decade. more than one in seven americans gets assistance from that program. democrats who oppose the bill say the cuts would mean people would lose their food stamps if it is law, nearly four billion people. the senate calls for over $5 billion in cuts. all right. now to the surprising comments
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from the head of the catholic church. yesterday pope francis called for pastors show more mercy and less condemnation and urged for a change in priorities. >> reporter: it's the most bracing move yet from a pope who is already sending signals of being new and different. living in a simple room, driving a beat-up old car, taking a selfie visiting tourists. in a new interview published in "jesuit journals" around the world, world, the pope says the church is obsessed with small-minded rules and it must be the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people. he declares we cannot insist only on issues of abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. this represents a huge shift for a church who for decades actively lobbied against these things. the last pope controversially said while on a trip to africa that condoms may make the aids epidemic worse. >> to be clear this pope is not
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saying he doesn't support the teachings of the church on these hot button social issues. >> i think he has opened the door to a conversation about how is it that we reform our own attitudes and our own lives as catholic christians. >> reporter: it is an historic interview from a pope signaling to a church at a cross road that's must be less judgmental and more pastoral. the pope was asked about another hot button issue. the role of women in the church. the pope said that women should have a larger role in the church. he seemed to reaffirm his rejection of the idea of female priests saying women have a different make-up than men. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> so you heard the contrasts there between pope francis and the former pope benedict. a lot of them are striking. pope francis is saying he wants the church to be home to everybody. no matter what is going on and he has criticized the church for putting its dogma before serving the poor and marginalized.
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essentially what he is saying is our doors should be open to anyone who wants to come in. >> he made a great analogy, a quote, he said, "i see the church as a field hospital after battle. it is useless to ask seriously injured people if they have high cholesterol or blood sugar levels, you have to heal the wounds an talk about everything else." >> right. this isn't the first time he had something to say -- in an interview on a plane he had something to say about gay marriage, and it was very controversial. but i think people are starting to understand what he is saying. he is not saywareing the doctrine of the church. dogma -- doctrine. >> yeah. moving on to this now. an oklahoma chemical plant that went up in flames last night is a fire of unknown origin caused pressurized a dozen neighbors were evacuated. the company employs 75 people at the plant producing chemicals e we atnt producing chemicals
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company officials say they will rebuild. cornell suspended the men's lacrosse team amid an allegation of hazing. that suspension was put into place after the investigation found underaged players were forced to drink alcohol at a team event. they say the fall schedule has been cancelled while appropriate sanctions are considered. the team is still allowed to hold practices. former first daughter caroline line kennedy said she would be humbled to carry forward her father's legacy if she is confirm as the next u.s. ambassador to japan. the process began yesterday with her aarane thcf1 &- we have this report >> reporter: in this capitol hill chamber contenti mem of another time, 1957 when then senator john f. kennedy sat on the same foreign a3 caroline kennedy was born that year, but now is her moment in the spotlight.
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>> i'm conscious of my responsibility to uphold the ideals he represented. >> reporter: for one brief shining moment, senators from both sides of the aisle seem to harken back to the so-called camelot days. >> certainly appreciate the wonderful legacy that you and your family have in public service. >> reporter: caroline describing japan as deeply ingrained in her father's story. >> as a world war ii veteran he served in the pacific and hoped to be the first sitting president to make a visit to japan. >> reporter: caroline kennedy is said to be looking forward to learning japanese, living in tokyo where she can make her own history. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. apple's new iphone is on sale today. the first time they have released two models at once. folks in tokyo are already using theirs. some people who clearly need more to do were in line for ten days. ten days. you thought we were crazy here. the new iphone costs $199. the 5c costs $99 respectively. the 5s has a fingerprint sensor. the 5c comes with apple's new operating system. back by relatively popular demand, the friday weather with a college football theme. ready? clear for the north carolina fans heading down to atlanta
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where the heels face georgia tech tomorrow. auburn heads to the bayou amid rain tomorrow night and in seattle showers as idaho state arrives to take on washington. >> 78 degrees in chicago today. plenty of notre dame fans getting ready for the irish and michigan state and it cools off for fans of the sun devil traveling from phoenix to northern california for arizona state's meeting at stanford. >> a little sports in there and it is the hardest weather ever for diana. >> can't get through it. >> the iron of all ironies, the man in your life is a sportscaster. how do you like that. >> no. a retired houston fire-fighting captain got the ride of his life and that's why it is our favorite story of the day. we are talking about rufus smith, 86 years old and battling alzheimer's. he lives at a hospice and everyone knows his love. they made one last visit to the station.
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>> they gave him an official sdwrooirksz is -- department t-shirt and his fellow firefighter lifted him in the cab and with a wave of the hand they were off. he couldn't help but notice the trucks have come a long way. >> i see you staring at it. what are you thinking about it? >> fantastic they have really made improvements. >> he retired in the early '70s but went on to be a mentor to the many young firefighters. they say once a firefighter always a firefighter. just gets in your blood. >> pretty cool. check him out. get the dalmatian, that's all we need. norman rockwell. >> good for him. >> very good for him. still ahead we will introduce you to "world news now's" greatest fan. >> and perhaps the youngest. why this kid stays up so late to check us out and why we are glad she does. first, the former nfl star that s turning the table on kids that trashed his house. you are watching "world news now." ♪
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♪ all right. the next story tough to understand. some 300 teenagers invaded the vacation home of a former nfl player and trashed it. >> what boggles the mind is they tweeted pictures of themselves as they did it. gio benitez reports on what happens next. >> reporter: it was like the epic party in the movie "project
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x." in this sleeping new york town, 400 teens threw a house party captured on twitter. in selfie after selvesie, this tweet reads, "to the nights we don't remember an the friends we won't forget." the morning after, the place was trashed. the summer home of brian hollowway, the former patriots and raiders player was in florida and knew nothing about it. his son tipped him off after se seeing photos on social media. among them, this picture of a teen dancing on a table the nfl player bought with his super bowl money. >> they are just like, i can't believe it. we just broke in the house. this is amazing. >> reporter: holloway takes us through the home showing the estimated $20,000 in damage. the ten smashed windows and glass doors, holes punched through walls, and all of that graffiti. show me where all of this damage was. >> that window was completely kicked out. >> reporter: police are investigating, but holloway says he did his own
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sleuthing and tracked down 221 kids posting party tweets on line and hoping they will repent and learn a valuable lesson about drinking and vandalism. >> it went to a different level. >> reporter: he said that some of their parents have threatened him. but in an open letter, he writes, "i know i can do something to turn these kids around." >> there's 300 lives in trouble and that's all i'm focused on. >> gio benitez, stevenstown, new york. >> crazy. the call went out for the party five days before. it's one thing if you use somebody's house for a party -- that's bad -- but you have to trash it and take pictures doing it. >> he is a complete stranger and he's a really nice guy. this is what i don't get. mind-boggling to me. state troopers were called and everybody managed to escape, 300 students managed to escape before the cops were able to nab one of them? come on. i find that hard to believe. and apparently also he set up a website that said
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"help me save 300." you heard him talk about how these kids can be saved. he has made a call hoping some repent. >> other kids who were not at the party helped him clean up the house. so the good kids weighed in. >> poor guy. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ girls just wanna have fun on any given night, we know that thousands of you on any given night, thousands of you are burning the midnight oil. >> until now we didn't know how young some of our most loyal fans are really are. >> for sure. this morning we introduce to you, the self-proclaimed biggest "world news now" fan. she is only 11-years-old, and she is joining us via skype. hello, hannah webb. hi, hannah. >> hi.
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>> you look so pretty and we glad to have you and thank you for being a fan. what do you like so much about the show? >> just the two of you. >> oh, you're a sweetheart. >> oh, that's so sweet. we have to ask because we know that you live in this part of the country. so you live in pennsylvania and you know our show comes on pretty late at night. are you getting enough sleep to go to school, what are you doing, you are staying up all night to watch us? >> i normally fall asleep at 8:00 and wake up to watch. >> wow, that is dedication. we love that answer. >> hannah, we'd never take offense if you dvr and watch in the daytime too. that would be fine. no one else is allowed to but hannah is. >> hannah is only fan allowed to do that because she's our biggest fan. >> we were worried you were sleeping through classes. so we are relieved. >> what's your favorite part of the show? your favorite segment? we've got a lot of things going on "the mix," "the skinny," a lot of news that's difficult for little ones like you. but we do some fun stuff, too.
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what do you say? >> "the skinny." >> i'm not surprised by the answer because we do all the miley cyrus and britney spears and what's going on with them. >> true. >> what do you want to be when you grow up? do you have any interest in potentially maybe being a news person, broadcaster? >> yes. >> i had a feeling that was the case. >> tell us about yourself. we know you are 11 years old. tell us what grade you are in, what your favorite subject is in school. what do you do when you get home from school when you are not doing your homework. tell us a little bit about yourself. >> i'm in fifth grade. my favorite subject is math. normally when i come home from school, i do my homework and play outside and go to cheerleading. >> awesome. we want to thank you for being a great fan and we appreciate that. >> thank you for tuning in every night like you do. >> if i you are ever in new york city, come by and say hello. okay. >> all right. good night, hannah, good morning, hannah. whatever it is. we'll be right back.
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♪ time for "insomniac theater." we have two movies that look good. >> first is "the prisoner." starring hugh jackman and jake gyllenhaal. it asks the question how far would you go to protect your child? two girls go missing and there are a few leads because of a suspicious man. >> unfortunately had the iq of a 10-year-old. there's no way someone with an iq of a 10-year-old could abduct two girls in broad daylight and somehow make them disappear. >> well, maybe he wasn't on his own. how could he drive an rv if he has an i.q. of a 10-year-old? >> we are considering all possibilities. >> i don't think that you are considering all possibilities. >> sir, i hear what you're
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saying -- >> no. listen to me. shut up for a second -- this is what i need you to do for me. calm down. >> the movie appears to have a surprise ending an the critics really like. that the critic of the "usa today" says it raises complicated moral questions of how far an anguished person will go for the love of a child. at the same time it sets up a horrifying mystery with breathtaking skill. and from the "seattle times," "the prisoners is a dark, deeply serious examination of how loss can unhinge us. it grabs on you and you may have trouble shaking it." >> looks like an intense movie. this is a big one. called "enough said" stars late james gandolfini. a romantic comedy. julia louise dreyfuss plays two that end up dating and it shows how it is messy in a breakup. >> put a sign on our necks and put what is wrong with us. >> what would your sign say?
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>> i'm a slob, ear hair. >> there are things you can do to get rid of that. >> researched. taken care of. >> all right. the critics are blown away by james gandolfini's performance. >> what a treat. "it is great to discover a total new side of the actor we once already loved and how sad to know we won't see it from him again." and peter travers says james gandolfini is so sweetly funny in this comedy that you wish you had been given more chances to tap his talent for the lighter side." he really looks good. i have seen the trailer for it. it is a cute scene. >> a lot of times romantic comedies will give you the good scenes in the trailer. but i saw the trailer, as well, and i have a feeling there is more there. >> it is really sweet. >> the other is is scary. >> it is really sweet. the other one prisoners is scary.
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felt fear. a sense of fear. something wasn't right with him felt fear. a sense of fear. something wasn't right with him mentally. >> this morning on "world news now," eye to eye, the mental state of aaron alexis in the weeks before he opened fire in the washington, d.c., navy yard. pope francis makes surprising statements about the issues of abortion and gay marriage. something completely different. we've transformed the hallowed ground of the studio into an epic obstacle course. we'll put our fitness to the test. it's friday, september 20th. >> announcer: from abc "world news now," john muller and diana perez. friday, everybody, tgif.
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ready for that obstacle course? is it five -- five months pregnant? >> 5 1/2. even better. >> there you go. ready to get money. we'll begin with the serious stuff. more possible warning signs missed in the navy yard shooting. abc news has learned that aaron alexis was kicked out of navy housing weeks before his rampage. the reason -- he'd been complaining about hearing voices in his head. >> there was another incident at virginia airport. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: when glenda boyd first saw the horrible images of the washington navy yard massacre and then the face of the killer, she was stunned. >> tonight weather and traffic we're learning -- >> i started to scream, "oh, my god, that's him!" i started screaming. >> reporter: the memories of an unsettling encounter of paranoia at this norfolk, virginia, airport came racing back. >> we were eye to eye. >> reporter: boyd and her family were on their way home from a reunion august 4th when a man she believes is aaron alexis came out of nowhere. >> he kept saying, "is she
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laughing at me?" we were like, "no." he got angry. >> reporter: the look on his face is etched in boyd's mind. >> i felt fear. a sense of fear. something wasn't right with him. mentally. >> reporter: airport security intervened, but no one was charged. abc news has confirmed alexis was at the airport. it would be only three days later that alexis would call newport, rhode island, police with a bizarre story about hearing voices and being under surveillance by shadowy forces after an altercation at a virginia airport. >> some of these people who really are suffering from a mental health problem or issue really have nowhere to go. >> reporter: we learned how alexis got a shotgun past security at the navy yard. the fbi director told us alexis had sawed off his shotgun, apparently so he could hide it in a bag. he was hunting victims, randomly shooting anyone he encountered. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. developing news out of
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chicago now. 13 people have been shot in a park on the city's south side. one of those wounded is a 3-year-old child. information is scarce now, but we know that four people are in critical condition. no word yet on whether there was one gunman or more. with the government shutdown looming, the house takes a largely symbolic vote today on the budget. the vote is on a republican-backed measure which would temporarily fund the government through mid-december but would also kill the president's health care program. even if it passes in the house, it is not likely to get anywhere in the democratic-controlled senate. another republican-backed measure has already been passed in the house. this one cutting $40 billion from the nation's food stamp program. more than one in seven americans gets assistance from that program. democrats who oppose the bill say the cuts would mean nearly four million people would lose their food stamps if this bill becomes law. it now must be reconciled with the senate bill which calls for under $5 billion in cuts. so really no matter how you look at it, there's cuts coming to
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the program which is going to affect a lot of people in this country. >> no doubt about that. mexico's government is taking some heat for its response to a pair of deadly storms. still plenty of flooding from the one-two punch of the tropical storm manuel and hurricane ingrid. the official death toll standing at 100, but it doesn't include those unaccounted for in a village devastated by a mudslide. critics say the government didn't do enough to warn people about the storms while focusing on celebrations of independence day in mexico. and the white house isn't ruling out a meeting between the president and president of iran would take place next week when beth are attending the united nations general assembly. an american president has not met with an iranian head of state since jimmy carter met the shah back in 19 7. -- 1977. no meeting is scheduled, but the obama administration spokesperson says that it is a possibility. syria faces a deadline tomorrow to reveal the location of its chemical weapons stockpile. that's under the terms of an agreement by russia and the u.s.
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now the state department admits that the deadline might slide a bit, saying it's more like a timeline than a deadline. secretary of state kerry is calling on the u.n. to approve the deal. catholics around the world are still talking about yesterday's bombshell comments from pope francis. the pope said the church is sometimes obsessed by "small-minded rules" and says pastors should emphasize compassion over condemnation. he added that the church "cannot insist on issues related only to abortion, gay marriage, and contraception." >> i think he has opened the door to a conversation about how is it that we are going to reform our own attitudes and our own lives as catholic christians. >> the remarks were seen as a clear sign yet that the pope intends to change the tone of the church while holding fast to its teachings. former first daughter caroline kennedy said that she
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would be humbled to carry her father's legacy if confirmed by the senate to be the next u.s. ambassador to japan. she appeared yesterday and her confirmation is expected to be a slam-dunk. the nation's largest bank, jpmorgan chase, is making a rare admission of guilt in connection with a trading loss. regulators demanded the bank admit to failing to properly oversee trading which led to the $billion list last year. jpmorgan chase will also pay a $924 million fine. two traders face criminal charges for allegedly trying to cook the backs to hide the loss. another big money story involving the winner of the $400 million powerball lottery. the winning ticket was sold at a gas station in we know it was a quick pick ticket purchased wednesday afternoon. the winner or winners have 180 days to come forward but may remain anonymous under south carolina law. taking the cash option would mean $233 million payday before the taxes taken out. >> that's it?
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>> i'll take it. that's it? listen to you. you being ironic or serious? >> hmm. here's a sight that's going to be seen more often at the los angeles national airport. we're talking about hello kitty. my daughter would love that. check out the paint job on a new boeing 777 flown by an airline based in taiwan, of course. had to be. >> yes. 19 hello kitty characters appear stretching across the entire length of the aircraft. the theme is more than skin deep. the interior is decked out with plenty of hello kitty items including pillowcases, hand cream, even the toilet paper. >> hello kitty jet will fly three of the airline's 17 weekly flights between taiwan and l.a.x. wow. >> this isn't the first airplane that looks like this. the airline has five other jets that fly shorter distances, presumably around asia, looking the same way. >> hello kitty? that's a phenomena, man. do you know about this -- >> hello kitty's been around for a long time. i was into hello kitty. >> my daughter was into it for a while.
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amazing it's on an airplane. >> you can fly on the airplane and use the bathroom with toilet paper -- >> hello kitty toilet paper -- >> i wonder what the hello kitty lotion smells like. >> we have to get some on the set. >> we need a hello kitty-themed set. that's what i'm calling for. you would fit right in. perfect. >> thank you, diana. coming up, the running shoes are on. we are ready to take on one of the toughest obstacle courses around. >> running, climbing, lifting, gives us a jolt of energy. shows that we'll try just about anything to stay awake on the overnight. you're watching "world news now." announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care.
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♪ welcome back. we're dressed for this story. it's a sport giving new meaning to the phrase weekend warrior. obstacles that have exploded in pop later in the last three years. >> it involves more than running and testing against people of certain ages and ability levels.
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they give it their all. take a look. walls, hills, barbed wire, and mud -- lots of mud. obstacles races have their roots in military training but are now testing people of all different backgrounds. one company, spartan race, host events across the country nearly every weekend. from the hills of northern california to the heart of times square, new york. and it's not only the super fit doing these races. >> i never, ever climbed a ladder before in my entire life. and i did it. >> looks awesome, huh? >> awesome is one way to put it. >> like suicide, too, one or the other -- then you get beat up by the guys at the finish line after all that. that's your reward, bang. >> i don't know how i feel about. that the co-founder is here joining us now. joe -- >> welcome. >> who participates in they look like regular people with lots of muscles. >> yeah. everybody -- you got the weekend warrior, couch potatoes. i had a 77-year-old grandmother out there competing and got the race done. >> if you're a couch potato, how
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do you get in shape? it looks demanding. >> that's the great thing about the sport. you work your whole body so you're not just running. you do pushups, pullups, all the stuff you probably do on the weekends. >> yeah. absolutely. >> every weekend. >> i don't even know what a -- a burpee is. >> this weekend we have the world championships in vermont. people from all over are coming to compete. big purse, $250,000 in prize money. >> wow. >> we have people coming from as far away as mongolia. they're coming from everywhere to see who the top spartan racer is. >> we have racers here. don't we? >> we have some of our top racers here. >> let's bring him in, see what he can do. >> alex, come on in. we're going to have him do this course. i think we can break him in. >> but an awesome job setting this up. >> a lot going on here. >> ready, steady, go.
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>> cool. >> come on, alex! that's your challenge. you can do it. >> if he falls off the wall, he has to do 30 burpees. >> nice. >> no the monkey bars. >> this is the hardest part of the challenge. he's doing -- look at him. >> i asked one of the guys, is that a good idea. he said only if you want to dislocate a shoulder. alex, you can do it. >> how big is that? >> 400-pound tire. >> boom, boom, boom. didn't even slam it. >> good job, alex! >> woohoo! good job! [ applause ] >> world-class time. >> that's the time to beat. >> that's the time to beat. >> that's the time to beat. >> we can totally do that. >> when we come back, we're going to give it a shot. >> don't go anywhere. >> get the oxygen ready. ♪ ere. >> get the oxygen ready. ♪ >> get the oxygen ready.
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welcome back, everyone. welcome back, everyone. it is rocky's turn now. he is already set to go. the time to beat is 39 seconds. he's already prepped. we have a point of view on you. >> i thought it was a defibrillator. >> your pacemaker. you'll be okay. just like we did with alex. you ready?
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>> starting line -- >> i swear, i'll try not to -- >> just for the record he was offered spotters and he said no. so this is on you. come on. you can do it. >> 39 seconds. ready, steady, go -- >> come on, john. you are looking just like alex. >> yeah, just like alex. oh, just like alex. >> you did the roll. >> alex didn't do the roll. >> now what? >> now the wall. you can do the wall. >> don't fall off the wall. >> don't fall off the wall. 30 burpees if you fall off the wall. >> take your time. >> good advice. >> here we go. do the little hop just like alex did. >> you do the little hop! that is close -- that is really close. >> that's great. that is really close. >> here we go. >> i think 3 second just came and passed. >> don't forget the cow bell. otherwise 40 burpees. >> now what? >> now the monkey bars. come on. you can do it. >> do the double monkey bars like alex did.
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>> i'm out of breath. >> here we go. two more to go. >> three more to go. done, almost. nice. now you need to do a 400-pound tire and you are done. that's it. just one tire. up, up, up, up, oh! whoo! nicely done. the whole room shook with that tire. how are you feeling? >> very tired but relieved. >> 1:19. >> that's not bad. >> that's not bad. >> i'm alive. >> now that john has done it. even though i'm a little not as good shape as john is because i'm 5 1/2 months pregnant, i'm going to give it a try, too. >> and i have two female leads and they will spot you. >> i will take all of john's spotters.
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>> these are the best of the best. you will probably beat him. >> you think so. >> let's do it. >> ready, go. >> go, diana! yeah! nice. >> ow, that's going to leave a mark -- on the wall! okay. >> what was that thing you told me? >> the little hop? >> like that. >> yeah, do the hop. take your time. that's good advice. >> 30 seconds. >> do not fall. >> i'm still on it, right. >> you don't want to do burpees. >> okay. [ bell ] >> monkey bars. >> this ought to be good. >> i'm going to be so much faster than john on the monkey bars. >> here we go. >> oh! >> now time for the tire. 400 pounds, 5 1/2 months pregnant. this won't take me any time.
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>> come on. >> got a seat for you. >> high five. nicely done. >> oh, my goodness. [ applause ] >> this is why we have a day job. >> please come join us, joe. my goodness. joe, once again. >> thank you, joe. that is really, really -- the ones you do are way more intricate and longer. one goes four hours. >> four hours, the world championship. more intense. she beat you. >> yeah, well. that's how it goes here at "world news now." >> you still have bigger muscles. >> joe, that was awesome. thank you so much. >> where can people go if they want information? >> www.spartanrace.com. >> i can't speak anymore. >> catch your breath. you are watching "world news now." one more time. >> good stuff. >> good stuff.
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guaranteed. d-con. get out. time for "the mix." this is pretty cool. a report card from john f. kennedy from 1930. house floor here -- heroic john f. kennedy from 1930. let's look. he was a c-plus student. average total 77. >> looked great though. >> latin 64, 66 science. 71 english. 78 religion. fair, poor, good, good. i love this -- look at this line here. in case you are wondering this is new milford, connecticut. 1930 report card. eighth grade. "this report is not so good as the last one. the damage was done chiefly by poor effort in latin in which jack got a mark of 55. he can do better than this. in fact his average should be well into the 80s." >> he was in the eighth grade. he had a long time to get better. >> pacing himself.
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>> saving the good stuff for later. really quickly, interesting or weird, i haven't figured it out. bloomingdale's is attaching big bulky tags to their merchandise. any dress that costs more than $150, if you take the tag off you can no longer return it. >> a lot of people take the tags off and wear them. >> it's called return fraud. it's costing the industry $9 million a year. polka time. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars all the numbers and all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake ♪ ♪ and you're not wearing pants ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal ♪ ♪ every newsroom guy and gal
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this morning on "world news now," troubling encounters. new information about the navy yard shooter's past and questions about his mental health. a scramble to sign. why so many prospective home buyers are rushing to get the deal done. $400 million. one winner. why we may never know who won powerball's fourth largest jackpot in history. and he went from one of the most talked about reality show stars to a recluse. how jon gosselin is making ends meet. friday, september 20th. announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good friday morning. we begin with the latest on the navy yard gunman. there are signs that aaron alexis was doubly troubled in
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the days before the shooting. >> abc has more from the navy yard. karen? >> reporter: we started to hear more details about what happened here at the navy yard on monday and how aaron alexis got into building 197 and started that rampage. the fbi said they are still trying to determine a motive. what made aaron alexis go on a killing rampage. authorities say his deteriorating mental health may have been a factor. abc news learned in early august he was kicked out of a military housing complex after he complained of too much noise coming from a linen closet. a federal law enforcement official said it is unclear if the navy followed up. around that time, alexis allegedly had a run-in with a family at the airport in norfolk. glenda boyd told abc news she was there with her family when her 75-year-old aunt laughed loudly at a joke. out of nowhere, a man that looked like alexis confronted him.
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>> he kept saying, "is she laughing at me?" you know, we were like, "no." then he just got angry. >> reporter: three days later, alexis called police in newport, rhode island, and said he was hearing voices and had been followed after an incident at a virginia airport. >> some people who are really suffering from a mental health problem or issue have nowhere to go. >> reporter: more details about what happened here at the navy yard on monday. the fbi said he carried a bag with a sawed off shotgun inside. when he started his rampage he shot his victims at random. aaron alexis ran out of ammunition and began to use a gun he stole from a security guard he shot and killed. alexis himself was killed in a shootout with police. john and diana? >> thank you. republican-backed measure that would cut $40 billion from the nation's food stamp program has been passed in the house. more than one in seven americans gets assistance from that program. democrats who oppose the bill say the cuts would mean more than four million people will lose their food
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stamps if the bill becomes law. it now must be reconciled with the senate bill which calls for under $5 billion in cuts. an appeals court overturned the money laundering conviction of former texas congressman tom delay. it ruled the jury did not have enough evidence when they found him guilty of illegally funneling corporate money to republican candidates. delay, a former house majority leader nicknamed "the hammer," never backed down, even appearing on "dancing with the stars" during the case. prosecutors say they will appeal. court documents released today are answering some questions about the abduction of a girl near atlanta. ayvani perez back home after taken from her home at gunpoint on monday. police arrested one man after tracing calls to her home asking for ransom. a second suspect may have links to ayvani's mother. >> i think what is important at this point is she is safe. >> reporter: the fbi said the two men who abducted her are seen in the sketches and are
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still at large. and the little girl says three or four men were involved and they all hid their faces from her. >> my goodness. there's an interesting connection. a lot of people have questions about this. apparently the mom and the gentlemen who were arrested on immigration charges were arrested together back in 2012 on drug-related charges. the case was later dismissed. the drug trafficking charges rather. the cases were dismissed for different reasons and her mom's record expunged apparently. how this is all connected -- >> convoluted story. you get the feeling there's going to be more revelations in the days to come. >> and the connection in 2012 and arrest may have had something to do with what happened in the kidnapping which is strange. >> we will stay on it. >> of course. a town in eastern pennsylvania is ready to fire its police chief who posted on-line videos of himself firing automatic weapons. chief mark kessler's videos which also feature profanity-laced
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tirades have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. it led to him being suspended and the town council voted to fire him last night. that won't happen until a public hearing can happen. kessler called the council's decision no surprise to him. an animal control officer is facing charges after 800 snakes were found the garage of his home. among the reptiles removed were two six-foot burmese pythons. it is illegal to own them in new york state. the man was apparently running a thriving business selling them on-line. we know a little more about the winning powerball ticket in south carolina. it was bought in the afternoon hours before the drawing, the numbers picked at random. what we don't know is anything about who bought the ticket. we have more on the jackpot. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. there's a mystery out there about who that powerball winner is, but there are some new clues and some new changes coming to lottery that mean any of us could be the next big winner. >> reporter: lottery officials
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in south carolina could barely control their pride. >> it's great. it's -- it's just -- i can't tell you what it feels like to know that somebody has been that fortunate and lucky. and for us, it's just -- it's wonderful. >> reporter: among the 356 tickets sold at this murphy's gas station in lexington, was the one ticket that won it all. >> the big story is there's somebody out there who is $399.4 million richer than they were this time yesterday. >> reporter: nearly $400 million will go to the winner. but if you didn't win this time, better luck next. no, really. you may actually have a better chance of winning next time. the odds of winning a mega millions lottery prize is improving from just one in 40 to one in 15. >> it would be awesome. >> reporter: and as mega millions is improving their odds, they are also improving their prizes. usually, if you hit five of six numbers, you win cool $250,000.
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but starting in october, that number will soar to somewhere between 1 million and $5 million. with all of that cash comes big tax dollars, and that's why south carolina is singing. >> we really hit the jackpot in south carolina this time. >> reporter: they don't know for sure if the big winner is a resident of south carolina or just passing through, but they are definitely hoping it is a local and looking forward to collecting between 12 and $15 million in tax revenue. john, diana? >> all right. one note to the story, the winner of the giant powerball jackpot can choose to remain anonymous, because south carolina, unlike other states, does not require public identification of the winners. mexico's government is taking heat for its response to deadly storms. there's still plenty of flooding from the one-two punch from manuel and ingrid. the official death toll is at 100 people but that doesn't include those unaccounted for in a village devastated by a massive landslide.
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critics say the government didn't do enough to warn people about the storms while focusing on celebrations of mexico's independence day. as for today's weather here at home, clear and warm along the east coast. further inland some severe storms from the great lakes to the gulf coast and into texas. nice and dry across the northern plains, the rockies and the southwest. showers along the northwest coast. >> 71 today in seattle. still 103 phoenix. mid to high 80s for the southeast. 88 new orleans. 89 miami. upper 70s in the northeast corridor. well, right in the middle of the northeast corridor is philadelphia. a city now wondering when the beloved eagles may win a game in their own stadium again. former eagles coach andy reid brought the kansas city chiefs into philly last night. >> they took a 10-0 lead and the chiefs were in command from there on in. kansas city defense forcing five turn overseas, and -- turnovers and that is tough to
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overcome. philly drops the eighth straight home game and kc wins it 26-13. does this make them 0-3. is that right? >> no, they won -- >> 1-2. suzanne screaming in my ear, 1-2. there was a third game. >> i don't know much about sports but i know. that my husband would be down my throat. >> my team 0-2. how about you? you like new orleans? >> i do. i like new orleans. >> i don't know what they are. >> they are the saints. >> i know, but i don't know if they are 0-2, 2-0. jack, do you know what the saints are this year? >> not right now. i don't know. >> nobody knows. it's okay. i love the saints to death. but you ask me the score -- >> they are screaming at the tv going, "come on, man!" >> talking about the eagles, andy reid got a great reception. which is surprising, sorry suzanne who is from philly and hates when we talk about the fans in philly. they can be a little cruel. but they gave him a good reception in his hometown where he was the coach for many years
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and they were appreciatative of him returning even if he was wearing the opposite team's colors. >> i'm telling you -- >> they are 2-0. >> the saints are 2-0. >> that's why i like the saints. >> wow. you got the right team. >> hello. >> let's move on. coming up, getting the deal done. >> we will tell you why the race is on to buy and sell homes. you are watching world news now. go saints! ♪ ♪ just know you are not alone ♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> announcer: world news now weather brought to you by hotwire.com. ♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> announcer: world news now weather brought to you by hotwire.com. weather brou ou by hotwire.com. a relalaxi trip p toloridada.. you knknowjust t to wind.. but we c cannly afaffo ontrip t thiyear,, and his s hi schooool union is comg up i in attle.e. evereryone's goioing then w we ard ababouhotwirirered we cououldctford take e bops. see, when n rely nicice tels ve unsnsolrooms,s, they usese hwire toilill em. so we gogot our fo-star r hols
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♪ know you're not alone ♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ mortgage rates are going up from rock bottom lows where they sat so long after the economic meltdown. >> families across america are in a frenzy to buy or sell before the rates go higher. abc's business correspondent rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: the amazing rates. home buyers and sellers across the country are desperate to get deals done before rates rise again. in new orleans, megan girk forced to make an offer on this home before her husband got a look. >> for three minutes, there were 60 people looking at it. it was pretty crazy. >> reporter: in boston, dave seymour flipping homes in less than 24 hours. >> if i sell at 300,000, i want
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to make 60,000 on this. >> reporter: in san diego, the robinsons on a charm offensive. >> we said we could pose ella outside of the house and make puppy dog eyes at everybody that came to view it. >> reporter: look at this typical american home. in may, the mortgage would have cost $887. but today over 1,000. nearly $2,000 more a year and a total of almost $60,000 more for the same home simply because rates have gone up. >> there isn't a perfect moment. if you can afford it and it is a place you don't mind being for a few years, you don't need to know much more. >> reporter: for megan and jeremy the risk was worth the reward. what was the first thing he said when he walked into the house? >> he said, "i love it. you were right." yay! >> reporter: how much longer will we see the dip in mortgage rates? analysts say about three months, and they don't expect this go much lower. if you plan to get a new mortgage, lock it in now. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york.
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>> interesting stuff. and last month, sales hit the highest point in 6.5 years, home sales. >> according to freddie mac, 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 4.42 on average. that's low when you think about it. a lot of people who got into their homes not even ten years ago were paying double that and sometimes more. some people looking to unload and get loaded because it makes sense. >> sounds like the time is right. still ahead, remember jon gosselin? >> yes. "jon and kate." i remember, "plus eight." >> he is living in the woods. >> we will hear about it in "the skinny" next, i bet. >> what? >> you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from our
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny okay. check this out. i'm enthralled in this story. so jon gosselin from that megahit tlc show, "jon and kate plus eight," remember the couple who had all of these sextuplets, there he is. he apparently is doing something different than we were watching the show. he is now living in a cabin in the woods in pennsylvania and waiting tables. this is all according to "entertainment tonight," an interview he gave them. he said he doesn't have a
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relationship with kate anymore, no texts, no e-mail. they exchange the kids at the bus stop or gate. he doesn't physically see her ever. he doesn't pay any child support, which is probably a good thing because he is now waiting tables for a living, but he says that doesn't mean he has hit rock bottom. take a listen. >> are you struggling to make ends meet? >> no. i don't know why people said that. they said it -- you know why they said it? they said it because i'm waiting tables which is really disgusting to think that because you wait tables or because you have different things or don't have an 8:00 to 5:00 job you are making ends meet. >> i don't know about that. but he said that he hit rock bottom 20 times and bounces back each time and there you have it. him waiting tables. >> i'm looking at him, and think are they setting up a new reality show show about him waiting tables, right? >> jon minus kate and eight -- >> i don't know. waiting tables at a restaurant. apparently, joy behar, she is i are revealing things since
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she's not on "the view." apparently in august she was fired by "the view." in august she left on her own terms but she told jay leno on "the tonight show" she had been briefly fired from the talk show seven years earlier. apparently at the time, she let it slip on "entertainment tonight" that rosie o'donnell was going to join "the view." during the primetime emmys. barbara walters wasn't pleased and said she wasn't going to renew joy's contract. obviously they moved past that and talked about donald trump and making enemies. she made wise cracks about his hair, and they didn't go over well by donald trump. take a listen. >> i don't like to get in trouble with donald. then we got -- i brought this with me to read to you. it is a letter i got from trump's people. "trump is livid about the comment s joy made on the air yesterday. he does not wear a wig. she can come over" -- this is the real thing. she can come over to the office and pull it," the hair. [ laughter ] >> now -- stop it! >> wow! >> "and see for herself that it won't come off. people over there need to check their facts before running their
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mouths." >> wow! >> there you go. donald is not happy. she can go over and pull it, the hair. >> keeps it close to to her heart. i love that. so this has been going on for a little while. and we bring it to you every now and then when there is a development, there is a little development. khloe kardashian and her husband, she's had it with him. he is struggling with a drug problem. he's been in and out of rehab and in and out of the house. according to a source who tells e! she's done. no more interventions or trying to save him. she's very upset but life has started to move on for her and for the rest of her family, and she's done with him. she has given him an ultimatum and if he doesn't get help she will end the marriage. according to the source that told e! news this but so far he is ignoring her. i don't know. i don't know what the deal is between these two. i think the bottom line is she wants him to get help, and this is the only way she can figure out.
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♪ >> is that what that song was? >> welcome back to our look at this week in review. it opens monday morning with the terrible shooting at the navy yard. >> it includes moments of triumph, as well, for the new miss america and courageous candidate on "dancing with the stars," take a look. >> active shooter on the fourth floor. >> this is no drill. go. go. go. emergency exits now. go, go, go. >> came around the corner, he aimed his gun at us and fired two or three shots. >> i popped my head up and i saw him pointing his gun at my
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friend. he shot her. >> my building is split in half with huge boulders in it and a tree that fell between the two parts of the building. it's incredible. >> there's no words. i mean, i'm just in shock to see that i will never get the things that i own. >> immediately takes off and runs toward a particular officer and that officer attempted to retreat. but at the same time, fired his weapon. >> ted is still not fully confident that the expansion of the u.s. economy is on a self-sustaining basis, that the economy still needs this kind of stimulus. >> these are tears of joy, y'all. the one place i'd want to make my first steps back out was texas. >> it was the first time bollywood has ever been performed on the miss america stage and such an honor for myself, my family and the indian
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community as well. >> you brought me to tears with your courage and i appreciate you being on our show so much. thank you. >> great stuff there. we want to remind you about a special on-line feature for fans of "world news now." >> in case you missed it. that's what it's called. it's this week's most memorable moments on the show. go to our facebook page wnnfans.com. >> we know you can't watch every waking moment. you should -- >> yes, please be kind. please be kind on -- >> come on, guys. >> we bleed, too. got anything good for the weekend? >> big day on sunday for you. >> yeah. week. we're celebrating on sunday. it's been a long process. >> you have an elaborate party, right? decorations and cake. >> i feel like martha stewart. it's a carnival. we are hosting a carnival in
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making news in america this morning -- breaking news. 13 people shot in a chicago park. new information just coming in from authorities. deadline looming. it is shaping up to be a big day in washington. the clock is ticking to avoid a government shutdown. the latest on the budget battles in a live report. caught in the act. a student films her bus driver who appears to be doing something potentially dangerous. why the district is waiting to dish out a punishment. and flying high. a camera-strapped eagle, giving some breathtaking bird's-eye views. good morning, everyone. we begin this friday with that

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