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children. it is part of a new law backed by halle berry and jennifer garner. it was just signed by governor brown. taking the photos without parental consent could face a fine up to $10,000 and a year in jail. what could be the completion of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history could happen today. weather permitting in the america's cup. >> the race between the team in new zealand and an american-backed team is winner take all. >> here's the amazing part -- the u.s. team has been one loss away from surrendering the cup for a week. they have won seven straight races and another on the san francisco bay today. they will have staged a successful cup defense. however unlikely that seems.
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did you get all that? >> i got it. i got to tell you. for a sport i have not followed very much of, it goes back 162 years an the oldest trophy in international sports. >> wow. no kidding. i must confess i don't know a lot about it. >> that's what i'm saying. for a sport that i don't know much about, i'm stunned by how long it has been around. >> apparently it is all about penalties, too. not to get too technical but if the u.s. team has not been penalized in two races we would have won it by now. we are battling penalties. >> the american-backed team is backed by big corporations. >> it is a ritzy, regal. >> but only one american guy on the american-backed team. >> really? >> yeah. >> wow. >> it is still an american-backed team. we can still claim it, right? >> you bet. as long as they win. all right, coming up, the car theft victim who found his wheels thanks to google.
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and changing for the better. who's urging ladies of the night to find successful path outside of the red light district. you are watching "world news now." ♪ talking about bad bad girls >> "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. ching "world news now." ♪ talking about bad bad girls ♪ >> "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal.
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♪ now to a minister on a mission. she made it her goal to get prostitutes off the streets and into a better life. >> this episcopal priest does more than preach. >> this is the red light district you would call it. >> reporter: they are out every night, riding through the rough side of nashville. >> come with us and spend the night at my house. >> reporter: trying their hardest to talk women in the sex trade off the streets. >> when you get ready, you let me know. >> reporter: they are former prostitutes themselves. >> i was really tired. i was done. >> reporter: booked and jailed hundreds of times before becca stevens showed them the way out. this ordained nashville minister promises women that leave the streets a whole two years in her residential program and meaningful work with the company she started. they make soaps, oils and lip balms, almost $1 million in
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sales this year in stores an the country. >> today i go to court to get custody of my son. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: stevens figured out you can't break the cycle without a place to live and work. she offers these women security and sanctuary. >> sleep is so unsafe for women who have slept under bridges and who have slept, you know, in abandoned houses and trailer parks and all of these places where people keep them. >> reporter: she says like so many she helps, she, too, survived sexual abuse at a young age. >> why didn't know is that period would link me to the women on the streets forever. >> reporter: within two years, 75% of the women becca stevens and her team have helped are still living in the light. abc news, nashville. >> fantastic. >> we need more people like becca stevens out there. >> took the words out of my mouth. still to come, former scientologist battles with the church. >> what leah remini has to say
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about scientle on "dancing with the stars." and burger king serving a low-fat french fry. but will it leave your wallet a little lighter? you are watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. low-fat french fry. but will it leave your wallet a little lighter? you are watching world news now. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ with our new, improved peanut butter chewy bars.
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war of words shaping up between the church of scientology and a former member. >> leah remini made a statement on "dancing with the stars" and the church fired back. the story now from abc's dan harris. >> reporter: there she was in her sweatpants, leah remini in this behind-the-scenes footage that aired monday night on "dancing with the stars." >> okay. i was going through a personal big change for me and my family. >> reporter: firing a shot
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across the bow of the controversial church of scientology. >> church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, see what happens when you leave the church? like they're waiting for me to fail. >> reporter: she's famous for her role in the hit comedy "king of queens." >> i chose you. >> that's got to sting. >> just a child when she joined scientology, the church founded by l. ron hubbard and known for celebrity members like tom cruise. >> is a privilege to call yourself a scientologist. >> reporter: over the summer, leah remini became perhaps the most prominent celebrity defector from the church. her departure came after years of growing questions and concerns, some of which spilled out on primetime tv. >> i was scared to be myself. we are used to everything that happens to us is our fault. you're used to taking
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a lot of negativity on yourself. >> reporter: as for the church, for the most part, they have publicly handled remini's departure quite gingerly. but in response to her most recent comment, they issued a statement saying, "we know this may come as a surprise to someone as self absorbed as miss remini but we could care less if she wins or loses on "dancing with the stars." dan harris, abc news, new york. >> she's not done. she says she wants to write a tell-all memoir. >> could be a doozy. >> she wants to talk about things that are taboo. she will get in to the nitty gritty of what she says is happening behind doors in the scientology churches. >> probably an interesting book. >> she looks terrific on "dancing with the stars." moves well and looks terrific. >> she talks about how the church depleted her of self-confidence, but i've always portrayed her as someone who portrays it quite well.
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chblthsds. and coming up -- >> the victim who found his wheels thanks to google. and a risque way to turn your own phone on next in "the mix." xt in "the mix."
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welcome in to "the mix." you know how google earth works. you are able to travel the globe with a couple of clicks on the computer. every once in a while a story that has a link to google earth comes up that has nothing to do with traveling around. a guy was on google effort checking out a place he used to hunt in. he spots what he think is an illegal shoot house on farmland. he goes to check it out and finds an suv there. turns out full circle he calls in the sheriffs department and they pull the car out of the brush. the car was a stolen suv reported in march. they pull it out of the brush. they find it. check it out. >> yeah, awesome. >> this happened in mississippi and rightful owner, rightful car. they haven't been able to identify who put it there. google earth didn't help with everything but happy ending to
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this story. so there you go. checking out google earth. he was able to find an illegal shoot house, whatever that might be in mississippi, but also the suv. >> pretty awesome. >> pretty cool. interesting technology story. the iphone 5s came out that has the fingerprint sensor to unlock it. you knew they would be put to the test soon enough. it has worked with people's toes, and the latest one is with nipples. men and women have used their nipples successfully to unlock the new iphone 5s. i didn't realize we had video of that. >> i don't know if that fingerprint technology is that reliable. right? >> amazing, right? there you go. you could, if you want to, use your nipples and as we said in the meeting, why stop there? [ boing ] use your imagination. >> also if you think about it, our ap producer amanda said that is the most convenient way
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to unlock the phone when you're walking down the street. >> clearly. iphone should have done that in the beginning. okay. so texting while driving is a problem all over the country. but here in new york state, it is completely illegal, not allowed. not the case everywhere. in order to curb this problem there are still about 49% of drivers who still text while they drive. the governor of new york decided to create these text stops. it will cost nothing to build these places because a lot of times it is rest areas that are already there. some of it is about signage. some will say don't text and drive, park instead. he is not elton john but he is 8 years old and put out a cd with his mom. the youngest british boy. listen to him. he's awesome. ♪
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this morning on "world news now," running for cover, dramatic pictures showing mall shoppers doing what they can to avoid gunshots and new questions today about the shooting. political protest. the senator from texas who cannot stop talking about his anger over obama's health insurance law. can he make a difference? healthier choice. the fast food giant that started to serve lower fat french fries. what's difference about them beside the price? showing off after controversy and publicity. miley cyrus makes a daring move and we are seeing more of her. we didn't think that was possible. we will explain in "the skinny" on this wednesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. we begin this half hour with
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the latest details in the terror attack in kenya. security forces are searching through the rubble right now in the collapsed mall for bodies that may be trapped. >> the president has called for three days of mourning for those who died including 61 civilians. we have a report from nairobi. >> reporter: this was the end game, the explosive conclusion to the four-day siege as troops swept through the mall looking for remaining terrorists, one soldier tossed a grenade and then took cover, waiting for the blast. the president of kenya told the country the terrorists were defeated. >> intelligence reports have suggested that a british woman and two or three american citizens may have been involved in the attack. we cannot confirm the details at present. >> reporter: we saw the first images believed to show the attackers, a tweet allegedly posted by al shabaab
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categorically denies the involvement of any woman. but an eyewitness told a different story. >> she looked like a woman. i thought it was a woman throwing grenades. >> reporter: there are reports that some of the attackers may have slipped out in the confusion on saturday as 1,000 people were evacuated from the 300,000 square foot mall. there are unforgettable stories and images of survival. this pictured of a woman and two children taking cover. then their rescue caught on tape. a man also lying on the floor crawls slowly to reach them. he picks up the little girl and then takes the young boy in his arms, crouching low as they run between kiosks toward safety. across the atrium in the supermarket, as shots rang out, 19-year-old woman hid for an hour hours under a pile of suitcases. her brother texted her the
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attackers were killing non-muslims and sent her an islamic prayer to memorize. there are 50 people missing, including civilians and terrorists under the rubble. kenya's president said he dispatched a forensic team to study the attack and determine which countries the attackers came from. abc news, nairobi. u.n. inspectors return to the damascus neighborhood, the scene of month's chemical weapons attack and in the united nations, the u.s. and russia are at odds over a plan to rid syria of the weapons. secretary of state john kerry hosted what he called productive meetings with his russian counterpart. new president of iran sounding a much more moderate tone. hassan rouhani says his country poses no threat to the world. >> he says that he brings peace and friendship from iran to the american people. president obama also spoke at the u.n. yesterday. abc's marci gonzalez was there. good morning, marci. >> good morning.
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>> president obama is back in washington after a packed day of foreign diplomacy and a missed opportunity here. president obama addressing the united nations general assembly, urging world leaders to take risks to secure peace in the middle east and cautiously opening up to the possibility of mending relations with iran. >> the roadblocks may prove to be too great, but i firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested. >> reporter: despite early hints that iran's newly elected president rouhani could meet with president obama, iran backed out. officials saying such a meeting would make things too complicated back in iran. it would have been the first face to face between u.s. and iranian leaders since the '79 iranian hostage crisis. a chance to work toward a nuclear agreement. they say iran wants to continue nuclear enrichment for peaceful purposes.
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>> translator: nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in iran's security and defense doctrine. >> reporter: iranian talks now in the hands of secretary of state john kerry who will meet with iran's foreign minister on thursday. president obama remained focused on other pressing issues in the region including helping to broker peace between israel and palestine meeting one on one with mahmoud abbas. >> none of us are under the illusion this will be easy. >> reporter: president obama's speech focused on on syria, calling on the u.n. security council to enforce consequences if assad's regime doesn't hand over all of its chemical weapons. john and diana? >> thank you very much. now to the looming government shutdown. the senate has its first test vote as it takes up the continuing resolution to fund the government delaying tactics could push a vote in to the weekend, days before the fiscal a year begins on october 1st. days away from the rollout of the health care law, senator ted cruz set out to speak in
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opposition to the plan until he can no longer stand. the tea party conservative started his talk-a-thon at 2:41 p.m. yesterday afternoon. this is not technically a filibuster. he is filling the time talking about the washington ruling class, the revolutionary war, citing children's books "green eggs and ham." and even discussing his favorite hamburgers. >> "green eggs and ham"? >> i like their little burgers. i'm a big fan of eating white castle burgers. >> republicans don't have enough votes to stop so-called obama care. yesterday in new york, president obama got support from hillary and bill clinton. putting a positive spin on the new law. all right. putting on a performance of his own in new york. rock star bono proved he can do more than just sing. it is pretty awesome as part of the panel at the initiative the youtube frontman offered up a surprise and dead-on hilarious impersonation of bill clinton. let's listen. >> when i first met bono -- he walked into the oval office.
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and actually, i thought it was a member of his own road crew. it wasn't really dressed right. actually i felt like the rock star on that occasion. [ applause ] >> i must be really easy to make fun of. [ laughter ] >> pretty awesome. president clinton was clearly impressed and amused. they say it is the sincerest form of flattery. >> pretty good. moving to this now, incoming u.s. army recruits are facing new tattoo restrictions. under the regulations soldiers will not be allowed to have toots that show below -- tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline. soldiers who currently have tattoos in banned areas will be allowed to keep them in a grandfathered clause. this is what i think is pretty interesting. my father was in the military in the '60s and that's where you went to get your tattoos. >> that was old school tattoo. you were in the navy and got a tattoo. >> that's where it happened. now they are not letting you in if you have too many tattoos.
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>> i guess the problem is they creep up on the neck and maybe extreme tattoos the military is drawing the line. >> i am having hard time understanding why. that's all i'm saying. >> i can see both sides. >> i can too. i'm having a hard time understanding what the purpose is. i guess i understand. >> when you have a gun in your hand and sent to a battlefield tattoos don't matter so much. >> that's right. doesn't really matter. here's a look at the weather. showers and thunderstorms from the ohio valley to georgia and the carolinas. another day of downpours in central florida. showers in the pacific northwest and down through northern nevada. >> highs in the northeast will range from the 50s to the 70s. further south and west to the 80s and 90s. temperatures only in the 30s and 40s in the higher elevations of the southwest, northern rockies and sierra, nevada range. there's never too much of a good thing here on "world news now." when that good thing is simply being cute, that's why it makes it our "favorite of the story
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day." it comes to us from china. >> they had quite a get together the other day at one of china's biggest breeding centers. get a load of that. they were showing off the 14 cubs that were born there between july and september. >> by the way, those are well-behaved. they are well behaved. they all stood in a little row. how adorable are they? they will join the existing family of 128 giant pandas. they are still on the critically endangered list. >> look at that shot. >> they are adorable. >> i'd love to hold one of those critters. >> but only when they are that size. >> they're so sweet even when they're big. >> but they can be killers. >> i don't think so. have they ever done that? we'll have to google that. we will have to wikipedia that. >> that big even if they don't want to kill you. >> they can roll over and sit on top of you. they could do that. coming up the "dancing with the stars" contestant sent to the hospital with an injury. and the great get-together
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actually not too bad for you. >> burger king unveiling a french fry that is lower in fat. abc's rebecca jarvis checks it out. >> fried to tasty perfection. >> reporter: it's fast food wars. the new battleground, french fries. >> new satisfries. from burger king. >> reporter: burger king hoping the fries and marketing blitz takes a serious bite out of the competition. how important are french fries in the fast food wars? >> hugely. 50% of all orders according to burger king contain french fries. >> reporter: that is 56 million order of fries every month, but there are still millions of health-conscious consumers currently opting out. >> this way maybe this way they have an option that maybe more palatable to the moms to bring their kids to burger king instead of mcdonald's. >> reporter: what's the difference between the old fries and new? well, aside from their shape, the old fries have 340 calories in a small. the satisfries have 70.
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what about the taste? we asked a few of the littlest customers. which did you like best? >> the second. >> which did you like? >> the first. >> reporter: not quite an apple in a happy meal but a healthier alternative to the old version, which are still available. the new fries cost 20 to 30 cents more at most locations. did you know these were called satisfries. what you think of the name? >> it is a bad name. >> reporter: what would you name them? >> yummy fries. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> burger king is striking out. they gave it a bad name according to her and more expensive than the ones that aren't good for you. >> why is that? >> that defeats the purpose. >> apparently it is coated with a batter that absorbs less oil. >> it will be interesting to find out what is in that batter. >> my feeling is when i go to one of these places -- i don't go every day but when i go once in a while. when i go once in a while, give me the real mccoy. that's all. mccoy. >> you don't want to be
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satisfied with satisfries. we have a facebook question, we want to know would you pay extra for healthier fast food. log on to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. weigh in. >> i'm going back it my regular fries. i don't think i'm very interested in satisfied. i don't think i'll be satisfied. >> i love the mcdonald french fry and the burger king burger. if only we could put the two together. >> you can but a lot of driving. >> two trips. all right. coming up, just when you think you have seen enough of miley cyrus, think again. and if you loved the movie "dumb and dumber" we have exciting news next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. is from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny what would "the skinny" be web site -- without miley cyrus these days? >> nothing. >> this is new stuff. we are not even rehashing here. october cover of "rolling stone" and she's on it. and man oh man. nice tongue action there. she is completely topless. the idea is she just got out of the pool and she was skinny dipping. she actually, besides that racy picture, goes on to give quotes about things and says now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time and i will probably never do that "s" word again. she says she wasn't trying to be sexy when dancing with robin thicke.
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doing the "blurred lines" thing. she said, "if i was trying to be sexy i could have been sexy. i dance a whole lot better than that." interesting picture also from the "rolling stone" shoot. apparently while doing the interview she got that tattoo on the bottom of her feet, rolling stone. call that a random spur of the moment decision. your daily fix of miley. topless and tattooed. >> i have no opinion of her. >> yes, you do. you are not going to share it. i know what you are getting at. >> i don't have a shareable opinion. the words that i want to use in describing my opinion for miley cyrus i can not use on television. >> got you. loud and clear. moving on to this now. some sad news out of "dancing with the stars." bill nye the science guy got injured during one of his practices. there's a picture of him at the hospital. not a lot of information from "dancing with the stars," the producers, but he tweeted out, working with a partially torn ligament. plan to be dancing next week, though.
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stand by, and then in parenthesis, really cute or elevate your leg by. get it? elevate your leg. >> if i was on the show, i would be claiming injury and getting out of there. >> initially, he was on the chopping block but last week he danced the paso doble and got 17 out of 30. so he may be on the rise, but hopefully his injury will not sidetrack him too much. all right. let's talk about a classic comedy "dumb and dumber" 1994. the sequel is coming. dumb and dumber 2." t-o. tweeting out a picture. a shot of him and jim carrey saying get ready for the installment. it will be due out in 2014 and directed by the farrelly brothers. hope they are still funny. it's been a long time. i loved the first one. >> so you are telling me there's a chance. >> telling you there is a chance. >> strong opinions about that movie on both sides. people really, really love it.
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>> gross but i loved it. cracked me up. >> and people were like -- >> is that the scene where he is in the bathroom where he goes, do not go in there. that is classic. so, we now know who the richest or the highest paid hip hop artists are according to "forbes." are you ready? drum roll please. diddy number one which is surprising to me. >> how much? >> jay-z number two. doesn't say much everybody is making. just says how much they are worth. the top runners, diddy 50 million over the past 12 months. jay-z 43 million. i don't know that makes a lot of sense. i would think that jay-z would be first but if you combine jay-z with beyonce then you have a power couple. >> the contract that diddy has with the vodka company is the lion's share of the money. >> makes sense. >> dr. dre is number three at 40 million and nicki minaj rounded out the top four and the highest
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paid female hip hop artist which is interesting. so there you have it. ♪ so there you have it.
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♪ it's time to meet the muppets on "the muppet show" tonight ♪ >> the muppets once together, once again. and this time it is permanent. >> they have a new home in the
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smithsonian museum. the story from shoshana walsh. ♪ sunny days keeping the clouds away ♪ >> reporter: from "sesame street" to our nation's capital the muppets have arrived in style, ernie, elmo and miss piggy are out of boxes and will be on display at national museum of history. jim henson's daughter cheryl was on hand to send them off. >> i hope the next generation will see the art, humor and wackiness that was my father's work. >> puppeteers were at the smithsonian including the voice of the muppet prairie dawn. >> i'm a sweet little girl. >> reporter: priests donation -- previous donations include the first kermit, and one of the most famous television couples will finally be reunited. >> i know she is happy. i'm not sure how kermit feels. that is something we will have to ask him. >> reporter: bonny erickson designed and built miss piggy. she started to work with jim henson in 1970.
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>> it is as much fun to be there as anyone has watching the show. >> reporter: henson's team all said the muppets have become like family members. >> we think of these dolls as people, not characters on the show to us. >> reporter: the puppets will be on display for the fans young and old starting in december. miss piggy, always a star, will be part of the permanent exhibit. shoshana walsh, abc news, washington. >> they even look funny sitting there. >> i know. it is like they are about to come to life. >> top three favorite muppets? >> elmo, big bird, kermit the frog. >> they didn't have elmo when i was a kid. mine was grover and i liked oscar the grouch and ernie. >> ernie was like -- >> he was always busting bert's chops. >> giving him a hard time. the two are adorable. oscar the grouch. good choice. >> announcer: this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. good choice. >> announcer: this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here's the top stories this morning on "world news now." the president of iran says he brings a message of peace and friendship to the american people. he tells the general assembly that the u.s. is open to talks with the u.s. we will have the latest from the u.n. in just a moment. the senate takes a key vote on efforts to prevent a government shutdown starting tuesday. the house has passed a bill that funds the government but removes the president's health care plans. attorneys from michael jackson's have made a last-ditch effort to convince the jury that aeg was responsible for the pop
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star's death. defense attorneys will present their closing arguments today. tea party conservative senator ted cruz promises to speak out against obama care until he can no longer st the texas republican's protest started yay he filled the time overnight by reading the book "green eggs and ham." those are the top stories on this wednesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good wednesday morning. we begin this half hour with first steps toward change between iran and u.s. relations. the new president of iran says he brings peace and friendship to the american people. >> quite a departure from the former iranian lead the current preidenew >> reporter: white house officials say the iranians turned down the handshake president obama saying it would be too complicated back in iran
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where hard-lined clerics still talk about the u.s. as the great satan. but handshake or not, there are signs an historic change maybe underway. iran's new president hassan rouhani has come to new york vowing moderation, friendship with the west and promising never to build nuclear weapons. president obama opened the door to warmer ties. >> the roadblocks may prove to be too great, but iran's genuine commitment to go down a different path will be good for the region and the world. >> reporter: for decades iran has been one of america's most feared adversaries since our embassy was stormed there in ameates hostage for 444 days an incident americans were reminded of that recthe >> e neo >> reporter: last year, war wi israel came to the u.n. warning that iran was on the vergeo going nuclear, and iran's president denied the holocaust
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acep.dent denied the holocaust in contrast, the new president called his country a harbinger while there was no handshake between the presidents, later this week, secretary of state, will sit down with his iranian counterpart in nuclear talks. this will be the first talks between a u.s. secretary of state and the iranians since the hostage crisis. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. now a developing story from pakistan. a rising death toll after a powerful earthquake. it struck yesterday afternoon and created a new small island off of pakistan's southwe coa it forced evacuation of buildings in the largest city. the death toll around 200 people. it is expected to climb. the property damage is ad t be widespread. in italy, the search for the bodies of two victims missing nearly two years after the "costa concordia" wreck. 50 divers and 20 firefighters are looking for the bodies. the ship was lifted out of the sea. divers have not entered the underwater deck, instead using high definition cameras until they get a safety green light. and the search for bodies in the partially collapsed mall begins today. as the siege ended, the death
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toll is 72 but that is expected to rise as more victims are recovered. abc's karen travers is following the developments. >> reporter: kenya's president declared the nearly four-day standoff is over. >> we have shamed and defeated our attackers. >> reporter: terrorists from al shabaab a somalia-based al qaeda affiliate stormed nairobi's westgate mall. they killed dozens and injured more than 150 people. kenyan officials said five attackers were killed during the fierce battle with security forces. the president said that 11 suspects are in custody in connection with the siege. the attackers have not yet been identified. >> intelligence reports have suggested that a british woman and two or three american citizens may have been involved in the attack. we cannot confirm the details at present. >> reporter: at the end of the long, bloody standoff, three floors of the westgate mall collapsed. bodies are still trapped in the
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rubble. at least 67 other people died. 51 civilians and six security officers. witnesses told abc news the terrorists were shooting anyone who couldn't believe they were muslim. >> told us we were going to die. >> this woman says she's still shaken, scared and in shock. >> when you see blood from someone else, you know very easily it could be you. >> reporter: the fbi is preparing to send a team to nairobi to help the kenyans investigate the attack. john and diana? >> thank you. police in oklahoma say they have recaptured the last two of eight inmates who escaped a prison that stopped at a hospital now. six inmates were found shortly after the escape. the van and a shotgun were left inside. they were recovered. police say the inmates were left in a locked compartment of the van but they kicked out a partition inside and were able
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to get in the front part of the van that had been left running. a mystery this morning in columbus, ohio. a reported explosion triggered the evacuation of a police headquarters on tuesday night. firefighters said there was no visual evidence of such a blast and no signs of smoke prompting the emergency call. a couple of forest fires outside of los angeles that forced people from their homes. it erupted near a busy freeway and forced evacuation of 30 homes in a rural area. air crews made several water drops getting the upper hand on the flames. meantime, lighter winds and cooler temperatures are helping fire crews battling a 250-acre fire in the san gabriel mountains. they say it is 70% contained. evacuation orders northeast of l.a. have been lifted. flying could be more comfortable and convenient. an faa advisory board is meeting
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to discuss the electronic devices on planes. >> reporter: the advisory panel knows americans are in love with their electronic devices. when they get on a airplane, breaking up is hard to do. portable electronic devices. >> reporter: anyone who flies knows the drill, power off the phone, computer, tablet, during critical takeoffs and landings until t the panel is finalizing guidelines for the faa to help to loosethos its job is to figure out how to its job y. to figure out how to >> these devices have potential to interfere with airplane systems and radios during flight. >> reporter: there's little hard evidence of any major problems in thir bufac at boeing, they are testing electronic devices in a quiet room to check for possible interference. nearly a third of passengers forget to turn off their devices according to one poll and many
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are not convinced their electronics are a hazard. >> i fly corporate aircraft a lot and there's no technical problems. >> reporter: the faa is poised to make some change saying it "recognizes that consumers are intensely interested in the use of personal electronics aboard aircraft." one thing that won't change, you will still be able use your cell phone to send e-mails and phone calls. good news for passengers that don't want to spend hours listening to people's conversations. abc news, reagan national airport. >> they nailed it in that report. i have forgrn o phone and been horrified to land and see this is on the whole time anyone. >itisg, time. y ing back to the day of the were woried plane being able to land and take off.
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interesting that the faa has taken this long this >> yeah, right. >> everything every suspected this. it isn't a problem -- >> it is bogus. >> good they are studying it. >> hopefully a change in the road. if you ever posted something on-line and regretted it you will appreci a it gives young people a do-over. it requires companies to allow anyone under 18 to remove on-line content they posted. it protects teens from being haunted by impulsive decisions and does not cover images and information posted about a teen by other people. all right. here's a look at your weather now. thunderstorms from the ohio valley to the southeast. the orlando area can expect another day of downpours. windy from the desert southwest to the rockies. las vegas can expect dust storms and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour. >> the temperatures will be seasonal and pleasant much of the east and the upper midwest. 90s in new orleans, dallas and phoenix. we want to know the former racehorse that makes plenty of money. when they help other racehorses that's create something that is kind of -- i'm butchering this. it is about horse that's retired
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and making money. take it over for me. >> that's right. a former racehorse in maryland is making money by selling his paintings. he's metro meteor. he was forced off the track because of a knee injury, so his owner taught him to paint. >> thank you. he sells his art work on-line and in a gallery in gettysburg. he's a lot of work to do. more than 80 people want a piece of his work and they are on a waiting list. >> i want to know what they are using the money for that he is making. >> for hay. >> hopefully they are treating him well. >> i hope he gets good food. i like animal art. i find it appealing. >> really? >> yeah, i do. so random and cool. >> an elephant or 2-year-old, i guess is the same thing. >> there you go. >> by the way, horse walks in to a bar. >> yeah. >> bartender says, "what's with the long face?" >> nice.
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anything to get me away from that read. >> try to get your mind off of it. >> oh, my goodness. coming up a retail giant selling a controversial halloween costume for young girls labelled as naughty. clint eastwood's son is getting attention worldwide. we are talking about his good looks and so are we. >> runs in the family. but first the battle in the computer tablet market. competition heating up today with new products and new prices. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by woolite every day. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by woolite every day. brought to you by woolite every day. woolite detergents clean your save jeans and won't torture your tanks.
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if you are thinking of buying someone a tablet for the holidays amazon is unveiling a new generation of kindles. >> not surprisingly they are faster and have more features. we had a chance to sit down with the amazon ceo. >> reporter: prepare for tablet overload. this week, microsoft released the new surface tablet. apple is said to be working on new ipads, but today amazon is releasing three new tablets to compete. >> kindle fire hdx and kindle fire hd, the entry level has the same processing power and same display quality as the high end for last year. >> reporter: amazon has a new hd tablet for less than $150 and managed to squeeze in a high-resolution screen and faster processor. it also has two completely new hdx tablets.
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one of the big new features isn't related to the hardware, even though the hardware is actually nice. it is a software called mayday and if i click on this button someone will come on the screen and tell me how to use it if i am confused about it. >> it is 24/7, 365 days a year and free service and one tap and a person on the screen will help you. >> jeff bezos is not only the ceo of amazon and the new owner of "washington post." he said it is all about putting the customer first. >> customer centricity willingness to invent, be patient. work together and allow companies to do things that otherwise they could never do. >> reporter: more importantly when it comes to "the post" he sees an opportunity bring the paper to the 21st century. >> i tell people when the world changes around you and it changes against you, what used to be a tailwind is all of a sudden an headwind you have to lean in to that and figure out what to do.
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complaining is not a strategy. >> reporter: joanna stern, abc news, seattle. >> you have a kindle fire. >> i got one as a gift. i was a little skeptical. hey, thanks. i like it. >> at first when they came out when you had to have a light on it is like reading a book. it looks awesome. it surfs the web. it is amazing. you are hard wired amazon. you can review it. i love the thing. >> it is wonderful for readers and like having a mini ipad if you think about it. >> exactly right. >> it's essentially a tablet. >> when i got it i thought it was a reading device that was a little super charged but great for reading, way better than i thought it would be and like a little mini ipad. >> and so many options for it. >> it is great and cheap. >> not a bad deal. >> i give it a thumbs up. >> if he gives it a thumbs up you should go and buy it today. >> give me a kick back, amazon. >> yeah, why not. >> a halloween costume for little girls is sparking outrage
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among parents. >> why is this black dress getting all this attention? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ i got my little black dress on ♪ ♪ i got my little black dress on ♪ >> little black dress getting a lot of attention. it is a halloween costume for girls called the naughty leopard. >> the outfit is pretty tame but some parents say the title of the costume is inappropriate. more from our station in portland, oregon.
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♪ abcd >> reporter: as early as children learn the abcs, they learn to love halloween. characters to choose from. >> that's me when i was dressing up like a princess. >> reporter: at 3 years old, claire didn't think twice about the name of this costume we showed her. >> i want the wear that for halloween. >> reporter: even though it is called a naughty leopard? >> yeah. i want to wear it. >> okay. >> reporter: when she tried it on -- she loved it. >> i like the sparkles. >> the sparkles are your favorite part? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: mom not so much. >> it is the cabaretish sparkles with the black. it is excessive. >> reporter: kind of uncomfortable seeing her in it? >> i would not buy it for her. >> reporter: i bought the costume in a portland wal-mart in the island across from flirty adult tops. other child costumes include sweetie cat and playful cat. >> some say it is naughty and means you are misbehaving.
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>> that's not the impression the name gives for a costume. >> the outfit itself is cute but naughty leopard doesn't sound like something a kid should be wearing. >> reporter: the costume is available on wal-mart.com but you won't find the word naughty. instead, it is matched with the title leopard halloween child costume. i also checked out target and found flower child. i checked fred meyer, a pouty picture of devilish punk. these girls won't be wearing anytime soon. ♪ >> all right. >> i don't have a problem with it. i don't. if you are a mom and don't like it, go to the next aisle, the next store and don't buy it. >> i have seen the catalogs and little girls are attracted to. that they want to look sexy. they don't know the word but some are a lot more risque than that. >> i think it is the sparkles. what do i know? i don't have a daughter. you do, so you get it.
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♪ how about some morning eye candy? >> how about it? >> the son of clint eastwood is gaining attention after photos in "town and country." >> the photos areshireless and very sexy. here's more. >> reporter: scott eastwood is an instant hollywood heart throb with sizzling images in "town and country" magazine. >> it was a great day on a boat. i couldn't ask for more. i grew up in the water, so fishing and surfing and diving is my forte. i was happy. >> reporter: eastwood is a young
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actor and son of hollywood screen legend and director clint eastwood. >> definitely have his eyes. do you hear that quite a lot? >> oh, that i'm better looking? >> you tell me. >> i'm kidding. i'm kidding. >> reporter: he's slowly making a name for himself. >> you have that look in your eye again. >> reporter: playing small parts in movies with his father. >> look just outside. >> when was the last time you saw him? >> reporter: like "trouble with a curve" and "gran torino." what is it like working with him? >> it is a treat, unbelievable. i think every father is a little harder on their son. he wants to make sure you earn it. i've auditioned for every one of his films. >> reporter: we have a couple of questions, called a lightning round. >> i'm ready. >> reporter: favorite cocktail? >> whiskey soda. >> reporter: favorite movie? >> "unforgiven." >> reporter: why? >> it's my dad's.
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>> reporter: naturally. blonde or brunette? >> oh, jeez, both. >> reporter: diplomatic. very good. and for all of you ladies out there wondering -- >> i'm single. >> reporter: you are? >> i am single. >> reporter: watch out, ladies, single scott will be coming to a movie theater near you acting along brad pitt in world war ii movie "fury. abc news, london. >> nice guy. >> whew! >> you likey? >> he's very nice. >> the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. >> that's the word i was thinking when i was watching. >> that's what you were thinking. imagine getting scolded by clint eastwood. to your room now. it would be scary. >> i think it is great he has to audition for his parts. his dad has not given a free ticket. >> you're right about that. i didn't realize that was his son. i saw "gran torino" and i remember that scene. he was good. bright future. an torino and i remember that seen.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," escaping terrorism. new pictures show the gunfight and the shoppers fleeing the madness. and why are there security concerns in the u.s.? >> what happened in nairobi could happen in any mall the united states. >> questions about the terror group that carried out the attack. difficult decisions. jurors in the michael jackson wrongful death suit and the challenge that's face today under review. the concert promoter and dr. conrad murray. >> very large sum of money. >> there could be a billion dollars on the line. then losing her religion. "dancing with the stars" contestant leah remini and her candid remarks about leaving scientology. the church is now firing back. it is wednesday, september 25th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good wednesday morning. we begin in kenya where the president has called for three days of mourning now the siege at the mall is over. 72 people were killed, including 61 civilians. >> more bodies are expected to be pulled from the rubble after three floors of the mall have collapsed. with details on the terror attack here's brian ross. >> reporter: unrelenting, kenyan troops were finally able to give the thumbs up. the westgate shopping mall in nairobi had been secured from the terrorists. >> i report with great sadness that 61 civilians lost their lives in the attack. six security officers also made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat the criminals. >> reporter: survivors tell stories of heroism. a video showed this man crawling
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to rescue a mother and her two children and then running in a crouch to safety. the terrorists, seen in this photo, challenged hostages to recite the koran saying they only wanted to kill non-muslims. five terrorists were killed during the siege, with the president saying more attackers and sill civilians are buried under the rubble caused by explosions. while the terrorists were ultimately defeated, the protracted worldwide attention on the attack may have been all they were after in the first place. >> this is a major success for them. this was a mission to kill and maim at a very high level and to receive the kind of attention that it has done. >> reporter: the group, claiming responsibility, came across the boredy into kenya from neighboring somalia. it is called al shabaab. arabic for the youth or the boys.
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throughout the siege, al shabaab members sent audio and written messages to reporters via twitter. and the al shabaab video production unit regularly turns out well-produced propaganda and recruiting videos, many aimed at americans, featuring american recruits like this young man who supposedly came from minneapolis and was killed in fighting after recording this tape. from the group's perspective these individuals are quite useful because they project their ideology on the one hand, they also help bring funding an recruits. >> reporter: the fbi says it knows of no credible threats against american shopping malls. even as counterterror experts raise concerns that al shabaab's american recruits could bring home what they have learned over there. >> what happened in nairobi could happen in any mall in the united states. >> reporter: brian ross, abc news, new york. >> it was an emotional homecoming from one north carolina woman who survived this attack with sobs so heavy she could hardly speak. she collapsed into the arms of loved ones she didn't know if
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she would ever see again. they greeted her at washington, d.c. airport. even though she is safe, she struggled to describe the awful moment at that mall. >> i was eating on the terrace and heard an explosion, sort of crawling out and we were in the back of the store. >> she hid for four hours before finally being rescued by security forces. she says she is glad to be home. now to the moderate tone being set from the new leader of ray iran. hassan rouhani is calling for moderation and friendship with the west and promising never to build a nuclear weapon. president obama and president rouhani are in new york for the u.n. general assembly but will not meet face to face. he spoke last night to cnn. >> i would like to say to american people, i bring peace and friendship from iranians to americans.
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>> reporter: rouhani tells cnn he accepts the holocaust and calls it a great crime against jews by the nazis. during his interview he condemned all genocide. a major change from iran's previous president who refused to acknowledge that the holocaust happened. >> experts expected a change in tone, a charm offensive as some call it, but even they are staggered by the degree of the change of tone. tone and actions two different things. there is skepticism, of course, but wow. >> so the handshake that was supposed to happen but didn't happen between rouhani and president obama doesn't mean it can't still happen. they are leaving the door wide open.
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john kerry will meet with his, the foreign minister over in iran soon. it's really just a matter of wait and see what this turns into. the fact the tone is different is a good step away from the -- >> can't hurt. >> away from what the previous leader was bringing. >> a beginning for sure. president obama is bringing out the big guns to convince skeptics that the new system will be cheaper and healthier. two presidents introduced by possible future one. >> the more i thought about it, the more i realized how much they have in common. >> bill clinton to the rescue. with one week to go before people line up for obama care, the president turns to the man he calls his secretary of explaining stuff. >> when you have universal enrollment, you can manage costs better and cut inflation down. i want you to know one thing, inflation and health care costs dropped 4% three years in a row for the first time in 50 years. >> reporter: for bill and hillary a familiar fight. 20 years ago their push failed. now in order to fund the changes
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obama won, most of the uninsured must sign on or face a penalty. >> the most important thing obviously is to get people enrolled in this. >> push comes as republicans are fighting to defund the law. senator ted cruz staged a protest speech on the floor of the senate. >> i intend to speak in opposition to obama care. >> reporter: it is a losing battle and elements are in effect. children can remain on their parents' insurance until 26. some seniors paying less than prescriptions. and those with pre-existing conditions are guaranteed coverage. >> first we have to get everybody to sign up. >> reporter: still many americans are not sold and it is unclear what a last-minute push even from bill clinton will do to change that. bob woodruff, abc news, new york.
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so if you are uninsured right now, what exactly will obama care cost you? there are new government figures just released this morning. consumers will choose from 53 plans from at least two different insurance providers. typical premiums will average about $328 for a single person but most uninsured americans should be able to find basic coverage under $100 a month. the government is cranking up the legal pressure in the case involving former cia director david petraeus and businesswoman jill kelly. it was kelly's complaint to the fbi about harassing e-mails led to petraeus' resignation. she and her husband filed a lawsuit claiming invasion of privacy. yesterday government attorneys demanded the government dismiss the suit saying the kellys failed to present facts. the jury in the michael jackson wrongful death trial moved closer to deliberations. a billion dollars potentially at stake. the family attorney presented closing arguments. we have the latest from l.a. >> katherine jackson versus aeg live. >> reporter: in a last-ditch
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effort, attorneys for michael jackson's family tried to convince jurors that aeg live is responsible for hiring murray and therefore responsibility for jackson's death. >> the defendants chose to do more than pay dr. murray $150,000 a month. they asked him to help with the insurance. >> reporter: after hearing from more than 50 witnesses through 84 days in court, this interview with aeg's ceo was also played. >> very large sum of money. >> conrad robert murray guilty. >> reporter: in 2011, a separate jury found murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter for giving jackson a deadly dose of propofol leading up to his multimillion-dollar comeback tour seen in this rehearsal video. >> he was never hired by aeg but michael jackson three years prior. >> the plaintiff in the case claim that aeg pressured dr. murray to get jackson ready to perform.
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the damages could run into the billions, meant to reflect what he could have earned when he was alive. but any award will likely be appeal. next attorneys for aeg live will present their closing argument with the jury likely getting the case on thursday. john and diana? >> thank you. starting in january, paparazzi in california will face stiff penalties for taking pictures of celebrities' children. it is part of a new law backed by halle berry and jennifer garner. it was just signed by governor brown. taking the photos without parental consent could face a fine up to $10,000 and a year in jail. what could be the completion of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history could happen today. weather permitting in the america's cup. >> the race between the team in new zealand and an american-backed team is winner take all. >> here's the amazing part --
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the u.s. team has been one loss away from surrendering the cup for a week. they have won seven straight races and another on the san francisco bay today. they will have staged a successful cup defense. however unlikely that seems. did you get all that? >> i got it. i got to tell you. for a sport i have not followed very much of, it goes back 162 years and is the oldest trophy in international sports. >> wow. no kidding. i must confess i don't know a lot about it. >> that's what i'm saying. for a sport that i don't know much about, i'm stunned by how long it has been around. >> apparently it is all about penalties, too. not to get too technical but if the u.s. team has not been penalized in two races we would have won it by now. we are battling penalties. >> the american-backed team is backed by big corporations. >> it is a ritzy, regal. >> but only one american guy on the american-backed team. >> really? >> yeah. >> wow. >> it is still an american-backed team. we can still claim it, right? >> you bet. as long as they win. all right, coming up, the car theft victim who found his wheels thanks to
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♪ now to a minister on a mission. she made it her goal to get prostitutes off the streets and into a better life. >> this episcopal priest does more than preach. >> this is the red light district you would call it. >> reporter: they are out every night, riding through the rough side of nashville. >> come with us and spend the night at my house. >> reporter: trying their hardest to talk women in the sex trade off the streets. >> when you get ready, you let me know. >> reporter: they are former prostitutes themselves. >> i was really tired. i was done. >> reporter: booked and jailed hundreds of times before becca stevens showed them the way out. this ordained nashville minister promises women that leave the streets a whole two years in her residential program and meaningful work with the company
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she started. they make soaps, oils and lip balms, almost $1 million in sales this year in stores an the country. >> today i go to court to get custody of my son. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: stevens figured out you can't break the cycle without a place to live and work. she offers these women security and sanctuary. >> sleep is so unsafe for women who have slept under bridges and who have slept, you know, in abandoned houses and trailer parks and all of these places where people keep them. >> reporter: she says like so many she helps, she, too, survived sexual abuse at a young age. >> why didn't know is that period would link me to the women on the streets forever. >> reporter: within two years, 75% of the women becca stevens and her team have helped are still living in the light. abc news, nashville. >> fantastic. >> we need more people like becca stevens out there. >> took the words out of my mouth. still to come, former scientologist battles with the church.
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>> what leah remini has to say about scientology and her role on "dancing with the stars." and burger king serving a low-fat french fry. but will it leave your wallet a little lighter? you are watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. wallet a little lighter? you are watching world news no
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war of words shaping up between the church of scientology and a former member. >> leah remini made a statement on "dancing with the stars" and the church fired back. the story now from abc's dan harris. >> reporter: there she was in her sweatpants, leah remini in this behind-the-scenes footage that aired monday night on "dancing with the stars." >> okay. i was going through a personal
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big change for me and my family. >> reporter: firing a shot across the bow of the controversial church of scientology. >> church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, see what happens when you leave the church? like they're waiting for me to fail. >> reporter: she's famous for her role in the hit comedy "king of queens." >> i chose you. >> that's got to sting. >> just a child when she joined scientology, the church founded by l. ron hubbard and known for celebrity members like tom cruise. >> is a privilege to call yourself a scientologist. >> reporter: over the summer, leah remini became perhaps the most prominent celebrity defector from the church. her departure came after years of growing questions and concerns, some of which spilled out on primetime tv. >> i was scared to be myself. we are used to everything that happens to us is our fault. you're used to taking a lot of negativity on yourself.
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>> reporter: as for the church, for the most part, they have publicly handled remini's departure quite gingerly. but in response to her most recent comment, they issued a statement saying, "we know this may come as a surprise to someone as self absorbed as miss remini but we could care less if she wins or loses on "dancing with the stars." dan harris, abc news, new york. >> she's not done. she says she wants to write a tell-all memoir. >> could be a doozy. >> she wants to talk about things that are taboo. she will get in to the nitty gritty of what she says is happening behind doors in the scientology churches. >> probably an interesting book. >> she looks terrific on "dancing with the stars." moves well and looks terrific. >> she talks about how the church depleted her of self-confidence, but i've always portrayed her as someone who portrays it quite well. whether or not it's really there. hopefully she's getting her groove back. and coming up -- >> the victim who found his wheels thanks to google.
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and a risque way to turn your own phone on next in "the mix." chblthsds. and coming up -- >> the victim who found his wheels thanks to google. and a risque way to turn your own phone on next in "the mix." xt in "the mix."
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welcome in to "the mix." you know how google earth works. you are able to travel the globe with a couple of clicks on the computer. every once in a while a story that has a link to google earth comes up that has nothing to do with traveling around. a guy was on google effort checking out a place he used to hunt in. he spots what he think is an illegal shoot house on farmland. he goes to check it out and finds an suv there. turns out full circle he calls in the sheriffs department and they pull the car out of the brush. the car was a stolen suv reported in march. they pull it out of the brush. they find it. check it out. >> yeah, awesome. >> this happened in mississippi and rightful owner, rightful car.
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they haven't been able to identify who put it there. google earth didn't help with everything but happy ending to this story. so there you go. checking out google earth. he was able to find an illegal shoot house, whatever that might be in mississippi, but also the suv. >> pretty awesome. >> pretty cool. interesting technology story. the iphone 5s came out that has the fingerprint sensor to unlock it. you knew they would be put to the test soon enough. it has worked with people's toes, and the latest one is with nipples. men and women have used their nipples successfully to unlock the new iphone 5s. i didn't realize we had video of that. >> i don't know if that fingerprint technology is that reliable. right? >> amazing, right? there you go. you could, if you want to, use your nipples and as we said in the meeting, why stop there? [ boing ] use your imagination. >> also if you think about it, our ap producer amanda said that is the most convenient way to unlock the phone when you're
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walking down the street. >> clearly. iphone should have done that in the beginning. okay. so texting while driving is a problem all over the country. but here in new york state, it is completely illegal, not allowed. not the case everywhere. in order to curb this problem there are still about 49% of drivers who still text while they drive. the governor of new york decided to create these text stops. it will cost nothing to build these places because a lot of times it is rest areas that are already there. some of it is about signage. some will say don't text and drive, park instead. the latest prodigy, he's an elton -- no, not elton john, but he is 8 years old and put out a
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this morning on "world news now," running for cover, dramatic pictures showing mall shoppers doing what they can to avoid gunshots and new questions today about the terrorists. political protest. the senator from texas who cannot stop talking about his anger over obama's health insurance law. can he make a difference? healthier choice. the fast food giant that started to serve lower fat french fries. what's different with them besides the price? showing off after controversy and publicity. miley cyrus makes a daring move and we are seeing more of her. we didn't think that was possible. we will explain in "the skinny" on this wednesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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we begin this half hour with the latest details in the terror attack in kenya. security forces are searching through the rubble right now in the collapsed mall for bodies that may be trapped. >> the president has called for three days of mourning for those who died including 61 civilians. we have a report from nairobi. >> reporter: this was the end game, the explosive conclusion to the four-day siege as troops swept through the mall looking for remaining terrorists, one soldier tossed a grenade and then took cover, waiting for the blast. the president of kenya told the country the terrorists were defeated. >> intelligence reports have suggested that a british woman and two or three american citizens may have been involved in the attack. we cannot confirm the details at present. >> reporter: we saw the first images believed to show the attackers, a tweet allegedly posted by al shabaab categorically denies the
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involvement of any woman. but an eyewitness told a different story. >> she looked like a woman. i thought it was a woman throwing grenades. >> reporter: there are reports that some of the attackers may have slipped out in the confusion on saturday as 1,000 people were evacuated from the 300,000 square foot mall. there are unforgettable stories and images of survival. this pictured of a woman and two children taking cover. then their rescue caught on tape. a man also lying on the floor crawls slowly to reach them. he picks up the little girl and then takes the young boy in his arms, crouching low as they run between kiosks toward safety. across the atrium in the supermarket, as shots rang out, 19-year-old woman hid for an hour hours under a pile of suitcases. her brother texted her the attackers were killing non-muslims and sent her an islamic prayer to memorize.
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there are 50 people missing, including civilians and terrorists under the rubble. kenya's president said he dispatched a forensic team to study the attack and determine which countries the attackers came from. abc news, nairobi. u.n. inspectors return to the damascus neighborhood, the scene of month's chemical weapons attack and in the united nations, the u.s. and russia are at odds over a plan to rid syria of the weapons. secretary of state john kerry hosted what he called productive meetings with his russian counterpart. new president of iran sounding a much more moderate tone. hassan rouhani says his country poses no threat to the world. >> he says that he brings peace and friendship from iran to the american people. president obama also spoke at the u.n. yesterday. abc's marci gonzalez was there. good morning, marci. >> good morning.
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>> president obama is back in washington after a packed day of foreign diplomacy and a missed opportunity here. president obama addressing the united nations general assembly, urging world leaders to take risks to secure peace in the middle east and cautiously opening up to the possibility of mending relations with iran. >> the roadblocks may prove to be too great, but i firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested. >> reporter: despite early hints that iran's newly elected president rouhani could meet with president obama, iran backed out. officials saying such a meeting would make things too complicated back in iran. it would have been the first face to face between u.s. and iranian leaders since the '79 iranian hostage crisis. a chance to work toward a nuclear agreement. they say iran wants to continue nuclear enrichment for peaceful purposes. >> translator: nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in iran's security and defense doctrine.
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>> reporter: iranian talks now in the hands of secretary of state john kerry who will meet with iran's foreign minister on thursday. president obama remained focused on other pressing issues in the region including helping to broker peace between israel and palestine meeting one on one with mahmoud abbas. >> none of us are under the illusion this will be easy. >> reporter: president obama's speech focused on on syria, calling on the u.n. security council to enforce consequences if assad's regime doesn't hand over all of its chemical weapons. john and diana? >> thank you very much. now to the looming government shutdown. the senate has its first test vote as it takes up the continuing resolution to fund the government delaying tactics could push a vote in to the weekend, days before the fiscal a year begins on october 1st. days away from the rollout of the health care law, senator
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ted cruz set out to speak in opposition to the plan until he can no longer stand. the tea party conservative started his talk-a-thon at 2:41 p.m. yesterday afternoon. this is not technically a filibuster. he is filling the time talking about the washington ruling class, the revolutionary war, citing children's books "green eggs and ham." and even discussing his favorite hamburgers. >> "green eggs and ham"? >> i like their little burgers. i'm a big fan of eating white castle burgers. >> republicans don't have enough votes to stop so-called obama care. yesterday in new york, president obama got support from hillary and bill clinton. putting a positive spin on the new law. all right. putting on a performance of his own in new york. rock star bono proved he can do more than just sing. it is pretty awesome. as part of the panel at the initiative the youtube front man offered up a surprise and dead-on hilarious impersonation of bill clinton. let's listen. >> when i first met bono -- he walked into the oval office. and actually, i thought it was a
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member of his own road crew. it wasn't really dressed right. actually i felt like the rock star on that occasion. [ applause ] >> i must be really easy to make fun of. [ laughter ] >> pretty awesome. president clinton was clearly impressed and amused. they say it is the sincerest form of flattery. >> pretty good. moving to this now, incoming u.s. army recruits are facing new tattoo restrictions. under the regulations soldiers will not be allowed to have tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline. soldiers who currently have tattoos in banned areas will be allowed to keep them in a grandfathered clause. this is what i think is pretty interesting. my father was in the military in the '60s and that's where you went to get your tattoos. >> that was old school tattoo. you were in the navy and got a tattoo. >> that's where it happened. now they are not letting you in if you have too many tattoos.
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>> i guess the problem is they creep up on the neck and maybe extreme tattoos the military is drawing the line. >> i am having hard time understanding why. that's all i'm saying. >> i can see both sides. >> i can too. i'm having a hard time understanding what the purpose is. i guess i understand. >> when you have a gun in your hand and sent to a battlefield tattoos don't matter so much. >> that's right. doesn't really matter. here's a look at the weather. showers and thunderstorms from the ohio valley to georgia and the carolinas. another day of downpours in central florida. showers in the pacific northwest and down through northern nevada. >> highs in the northeast will range from the 50s to the 70s. further south and west to the 80s and 90s. temperatures only in the 30s and 40s in the higher elevations of the southwest, northern rockies and sierra, nevada range. there's never too much of a good thing here on "world news now." when that good thing is simply being cute, that's why it makes it our "favorite of the story day." it comes to us from china.
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>> they had quite a get together the other day at one of china's biggest breeding centers. get a load of that. they were showing off the 14 cubs that were born there between july and september. >> by the way, those are well-behaved. they are well behaved. they all stood in a little row. how adorable are they? they will join the existing family of 128 giant pandas. they are still on the critically endangered list. >> look at that shot. >> they are adorable. >> i'd love to hold one of those critters. >> but only when they are that size. >> they're so sweet even when they're big. >> but they can be killers. >> i don't think so. have they ever done that? we'll have to google that. we will have to wikipedia that. >> that big even if they don't want to kill you. >> they can roll over and sit on top of you. they could do that. coming up the "dancing with the stars" contestant sent to the hospital with an injury. and the great get-together of muppets on stage at a famous national showcase. you are watching "world news now." ♪ on the muppet show tonight
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actually not too bad for you. >> burger king unveiling a french fry that is lower in fat. abc's rebecca jarvis checks it out. >> fried to tasty perfection. >> reporter: it's fast food wars. the new battleground, french fries. >> new satisfries. from burger king. >> reporter: burger king hoping the fries and marketing blitz takes a serious bite out of the competition. how important are french fries in the fast food wars? >> hugely. 50% of all orders according to burger king contain french fries. >> reporter: that is 56 million order of fries every month, but there are still millions of health-conscious consumers currently opting out. >> this way maybe this way they have an option that maybe more palatable to the moms to bring their kids to burger king instead of mcdonald's. >> reporter: what's the difference between the old fries and new? well, aside from their shape, the old fries have 340 calories in a small. the new satisfries have 70.
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what about the taste? we asked a few of the littlest customers. which did you like best? >> the second. >> which did you like? >> the first. >> reporter: not quite an apple in a happy meal but a healthier alternative to the old version, which are still available. the new fries cost 20 to 30 cents more at most locations. did you know these were called satisfries. what you think of the name? >> it is a bad name. >> reporter: what would you name them? >> yummy fries. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> burger king is striking out. they gave it a bad name according to her and more expensive than the ones that aren't good for you. >> why is that? >> that defeats the purpose. >> apparently it is coated with a batter that absorbs less oil. >> it will be interesting to find out what is in that batter. >> my feeling is when i go to one of these places -- i don't go every day but when i go once in a while. when i go once in a while, give me the real mccoy.
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that's all. mccoy. >> you don't want to be satisfied with satisfries. we have a facebook question, we want to know would you pay extra for healthier fast food. log on to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. weigh in. >> i'm going back it my regular fries. i don't think i'm very interested in satisfied. i don't think i'll be satisfied. >> i love the mcdonald french fry and the burger king burger. if only we could put the two together. >> you can but a lot of driving. >> two trips. all right. coming up, just when you think you have seen enough of miley cyrus, think again. and if you loved the movie "dumb and dumber" we have exciting news next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. w" continues after this from our abc stations. is from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny what would "the skinny" be without miley cyrus these days? >> nothing. >> this is new stuff. we are not even rehashing here. october cover of "rolling stone" and she's on it. and man oh man. nice tongue action there. she is completely topless. the idea is she just got out of the pool and she was skinny dipping. she actually, besides that racy picture, goes on to give quotes about things and says now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time and i will probably never do that "s" word again. she says she wasn't trying to be sexy when dancing with robin thicke.
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doing the "blurred lines" thing. she said, "if i was trying to be sexy i could have been sexy. i dance a whole lot better than that." interesting picture also from the "rolling stone" shoot. apparently while doing the interview she got that tattoo on the bottom of her feet, rolling stone. call that a random spur of the moment decision. your daily fix of miley. topless and tattooed. >> i have no opinion of her. >> yes, you do. you are not going to share it. i know what you are getting at. >> i don't have a shareable opinion. the words that i want to use in describing my opinion for miley cyrus i can not use on television. >> got you. loud and clear. moving on to this now. some sad news out of "dancing with the stars." bill nye the science guy got injured during one of his practices. there's a picture of him at the hospital. not a lot of information from "dancing with the stars," the producers, but he tweeted out, working with a partially torn ligament. plan to be dancing next week, though.
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stand by, and then in parenthesis, really cute or elevate your leg by. get it? elevate your leg. >> if i was on the show, i would be claiming injury and getting out of there. >> initially, he was on the chopping block but last week he danced the paso doble and got 17 out of 30. so he may be on the rise, but hopefully his injury will not sidetrack him too much. all right. let's talk about a classic comedy "dumb and dumber" 1994. the sequel is coming. dumb and dumber 2." t-o. tweeting out a picture. a shot of him and jim carrey saying get ready for the installment. it will be due out in 2014 and directed by the farrelly brothers. hope they are still funny. it's been a long time. i loved the first one. >> so you are telling me there's a chance. >> telling you there is a chance. >> strong opinions about that movie on both sides.
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people really, really love it. >> gross but i loved it. cracked me up. >> and people were like -- >> is that the scene where he is in the bathroom where he goes, do not go in there. that is classic. so, we now know who the richest or the highest paid hip hop artists are according to "forbes." are you ready? drum roll please. diddy number one which is surprising to me. >> how much? >> jay-z number two. doesn't say much everybody is making. just says how much they are worth. the top runners, diddy 50 million over the past 12 months. jay-z 43 million. i don't know that makes a lot of sense. i would think that jay-z would be first but if you combine jay-z with beyonce then you have a power couple. >> the contract that diddy has with the vodka company is the lion's share of the money. >> makes sense. >> dr. dre is number three at 40 million and nicki minaj rounded out the top four and the highest paid female hip hop artist which is interesting. so there you have it. ♪ hich
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is interesting. so there you have it. ♪ so there you have it.
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♪ it's time to meet the muppets ♪ it's time to meet the muppets on "the muppet show" tonight ♪ >> the muppets once together, once again. and this time it is permanent. >> they have a new home in the smithsonian museum. the story
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from shoshana walsh. ♪ sunny days keeping the clouds away ♪ >> reporter: from "sesame street" to our nation's capital the muppets have arrived in style, ernie, elmo and miss piggy are out of boxes and will be on display at national museum of history. jim henson's daughter cheryl was on hand to send them off. >> i hope the next generation will see the art, humor and wackiness that was my father's work. >> puppeteers were at the smithsonian including the voice of the muppet prairie dawn. >> i'm a sweet little girl. >> reporter: previous donations include the first kermit, and one of the most famous television couples will finally be reunited. >> i know she is happy. i'm not sure how kermit feels. that is something we will have to ask him. >> reporter: bonny erickson designed and built miss piggy. she started to work with jim henson in 1970. >> it is as much fun to be there as anyone has watching the show. >> reporter: henson's team all said the muppets have become like family members.
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>> we think of these dolls as people, not characters on the show to us. >> reporter: the puppets will be on display for the fans young and old starting in december. miss piggy, always a star, will be part of the permanent exhibit. shoshana walsh, abc news, washington. >> they even look funny sitting there. >> i know. it is like they are about to come to life. >> top three favorite muppets? >> elmo, big bird, kermit the frog. >> they didn't have elmo when i was a kid. mine was grover and i liked oscar the grouch and ernie. >> ernie was like -- >> he was always busting bert's chops. >> giving him a hard time. the two are adorable. oscar the grouch. good choice. >> announcer: this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. >> giving him a hard time. the two are adorable. oscar the grouch. good choice. >> announcer: this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. good choice. >> announcer: this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- funding fight. one week until the nation's health care system changes. one senator is taking all night in an interesting protest. >> i do not like green eggs and ham. >> complete with a bedtime story. we're live in washington with the latest on the budget battle. and breaking news. flames shoot from a warehouse following a huge explosion. we're learning what's inside that building as the fire rages on. show-stopper. turns out rock star, bono, has another talent. cracked up the crowd while impersonating an american president. and wild ride. one wrong turn during a race sends the car and its driver flying.

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