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we'll see you at 6:00. welcome to "world news." tonight outbreak, salmonella strikes hundreds of people in 18 states tonight. food detectives on furlough because of the shutdown called back into action. to the brink, the stock market tumbles as washington moves the nation closer to that critical deadline on paying our debt. surprise from a big star. tom hanks on a health challenge of his life shared by millions of americans. good evening to you. we begin with that outbreak of salmonella across 18 states in america. the cdc even taking a drastic step calling in some of their disease detectives who were furloughed in the government shutdown. abc's chief medical editor dr.
richard besser who for years led the cdc's response to the nation's outbreaks has been tracking this illness all day. >> reporter: this sweeping salmonella outbreak is so serious, the centers for disease control is bringing back workers furloughed in the government shutdown to respond. almost 300 people are sick in 18 states. incredibly, 42 percent have had to be hospitalized which may mean the outbreak is larger than we think. the likely culprit, the usda points to raw chicken from a company called foster farms in california. they haven't said how many packages are effected. they warn people to steer clear of chicken with these three specific codes on the package. some of that chicken made it onto tara's loundsbury's dinner table. >> just wondering what if my kids get sick, what, what, what. >> reporter: foster farms said it's taking additional steps to control salmonella in their chicken. chicken is safe if it's thoroughly cooked. but remember, salmonella can spread if raw chicken isn't
properly handled. we coated this chicken with the glow in the dark powder to stand in for salmonella. into the sink for a rinse, then onto the cutting board. finally into the pan. looks clean, right? cue the lights. the board, your hands, the salad covered in germs that get transferred to the rest of your meal. you may not know but there are many strains of salmonella. one of the things that concern the cdc is that this outbreak alone has 7 different types of salmonella causing disease and some are resistant to antibiotics. >> 7 kinds? >> 7 kinds. >> if you start to feel sick what can you expect? what do you do? >> your symptoms would develop within three days of eating the chicken. if you have severe stomach symptoms you have to get checked out because antibiotics may shorten the course and in some people may save their lives. >> thank you, dr. besser. on a big cautionary warning tonight. that team of medical experts
called back to work in the middle of a shutdown, the second full week of the government shutdown and a new crises is bearing down on the u.s. economy as well, that showdown over the debt ceiling. the market in a slump tonight, the dow falling 160 points. what else can you expect in your life and your pocketbook in these nine days before the big crises on the debt ceiling hits. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl now. >> reporter: d-day for default is nine days away but already the markets are spooked. the dow down 900 points over the past three weeks. it could get a whole lot worse by the middle of next week. just look at what happened the last time congress flirted with default. america's credit was downgraded and the dow had its 6th biggest drop ever, over 600 points in a single day, a huge hit to 401(k)s and college savings plans. economists are also warning that as we inch closer, you're likely
to see higher interest rates on new mortgages and car loans. nobody knows exactly when economic disaster will strike but the pain would begin with the fear of default before it actually happens. >> insane, catastrophic, chaos, these are some of the more polite words. warren buffett likened default to a nuclear bomb. a weapon too horrible to use. >> reporter: some house republicans say the warnings are exaggerated. >> it's a big deal but it is not an economic collapse. >> reporter: most economists disagree, warning congress is playing with fire. and the impasse has already caught the attention of china and japan which together own $2.4 trillion of u.s. debt and warn today that the u.s. must deal with this issue quickly. but the divide between the two sides is as deep is ever, the president saying again today no negotiations before the debt ceiling is increased. republicans demanding spending cuts first. >> the president said today if
there is unconditional surrender by republicans he'll sit down and talk to us. that's not the way our government works. >> reporter: we've just learned the president will make a major economic announcement tomorrow. he will nominate janet yellen to be the new fed chair and replacing ben bernanke becoming the first woman to hold that job. >> jonathan karl at the white house again tonight. now we want to bring you up to date on the first week of obama care and the government website giving americans insurance options. department of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said today the average wait time has now been cut in half and hundreds of thousands of americans have gone online to create new accounts, even if they've not yet chosen a plan. and tonight the u.s. says it is trying to learn the secrets held by an al qaeda terrorist held on a u.s. battleship at sea, the man seized in that bold raid in libya. abc's global affairs
correspondent martha raddatz is here with the latest. >> reporter: the most urgent information they want to get from al libi is whether there are any more attacks planned. right now a team of interrogators is on the ship with him. they cannot use torture or degrade him but they can play good cop bad cop, threaten him with very serious legal action and they will try to wear him down although they have to give him four hours' sleep every 24 hours. but meanwhile, because of his capture and the reaction to it, the u.s. is moving 200 marines to a base in italy as a precaution in case there is any threat to americans in africa. >> talk about a high stakes interrogation. have you learned anything more about that other raid, the navy s.e.a.l.s in somalia during the middle of the night? >> reporter: yes. when the s.e.a.l.s went to grab the al shabab senior leader,
they got lots more resistance than they thought. there was a fire fight and in the midst of all that, the s.e.a.l.s spotted children inside the compound and the commander decided to back off rather than to risk harming the kids. that is the advantage of having troops on the ground, diane, they can make that kind of instant decision. >> martha, thank you so much tonight. we move on next because we reported here about the concern over those detergent pods, brightly colored pellets that look so much like candy and kids can't tell the difference. they've made a lot of children sick. tonight the story entered a new chapter because a determined grandmother says this has to change right now. abc's linsey davis with it. >> reporter: detergent packets like these are advertised as an end to messes, spills and heavy just but they're also sending more and more children to the emergency room. children like 1-year-old alexander klienschmidt who spent
the past ten days complaining to life in a minnesota intensive care country after his family says he miss took one of these tide pods for candy. same for 15-month-old dakari byrd. >> he started to go blue, got lethargic. >> reporter: as this product gross in popularity, so are the calls to poison centers. from the beginning of of january to the end of august of this year, there were more than 6,700 reports of these incidents, roughly 450 cases more than in all of 2012. proctor and gamble, the makers of tide pods, have already changed their packaging twice, most recently in july. some complained that the old containers looked like candy jars. they're now no longer see through. they have also not only increased the number of warning labels but the placement of them, like this right across the top. >> children aren't going into the packaging to get the product. they're intercepting it from when the parent is actually transporting it. >> reporter: she's demanding
in an online petition that the company stop making their pods look like candy and wrap each one in a separate wrapper. it's gotten 34,000 signatures. but proctor and gamble tell abc news the company has no plans to make additional changes, saying we're confident in the positive impact of the many actions we've taken. linsey davis, abc news, new york. we have news tonight that carrie kennedy, the daughter of robert kennedy, is going on trial for that car accident last year. she is accused of driving while on drugs in new york state. she claims she mistakenly took a sleeping aid before getting into the car. today the judge set a trial date. prosecutors say she hit the truck and left the scene of the accident last year. new details about that road rage attack involving a motorcycle group in new york city. abc news has learned an undercover police detective is in custody in connection with the case. you'll remember that driver of an suv was beaten in front of his family after they were surrounded by bikers.
off-duty police officers riding with the group. police are investigating why they apparently did not stop the attack, and there is a question whether one officer may even have participated in the assault. and next tonight, our washington watch dog is back. today the federal government introduced its new $100 bill, a bold new look, even a 3-d image. but abc's david kerley explains how the government managed to lose money while making money. >> reporter: here it is, the new $100 bill delivered across the country today and there is a lot to see on the new c-note. a 3-d hologram ribbon, the liberty bell and ink well that changes color and micro printing on his collar. what officials aren't saying is that all this high tech anti-counterfeiting came at a high price. tonight more than a billion of these bills are in storage,
rejected by the federal reserve because there were creases on the front and back and then too much ink used on another 300,000 bills. >> there were major screw-ups at the bureau. people batched it, wasted your money. >> reporter: government investigators say the bureau of printing and engraving didn't do enough testing of printing presses and questioned project management. so we went to the director. >> clearly we will have to shred some notes. >> reporter: getting rid of money costs money, a lot. the bureau can't give us a total number but using their estimates to inspect, reproduce and destroy bad bills, it could be as much as $50 million or more. >> it has presented a significant challenge to manufacture this note. but we took the time to get it right. >> with all due respect though, millions and millions of dollars are down the drain. >> i don't want to see a substandard note goes out in circulation. i don't think the american public would wants to see a substandard note. >> reporter: frugal ben
franklin, a printer himself, might have been impressed with this bill but his own quote offers a scolding, waste nothing. david kerley, abc news, washington. next in china where a lethal swarm of huge hornets is being blamed tore killing dozens of people. the scene from the asian giant hornet is blamed for 42 deaths now and 1600 injuries since july. those hornets can grow to two inches long, their sting so powerful it can damage vital organs. authorities are sending teams to the central part of the country to try to destroy their massive nest. last night we told you about malala yousafzai, her story of courage after being shot in the head by the taliban because she wants girls around the world to get an education. we heard from so many of you to say that you are raising your hand saying i am malala, too. >> i am malala.
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"nightline" will be here later and i'll see you again right back here tomorrow night. good night. ee you right back here again tomorrow night. good night. mystery at sf general. a woman missing for weeks turns up dead in a stairwell. we're live to sort out how it happened. >> what is that smell in the air? reports of the odor of gas trigger a nervous reaction throughout richmond area.
>> a's fight to advance towards world series the city of oakland advancing a plan to keep the team from leaving town. >> from michael finney tonight so, do you have to pay your cell phone bill if it's lost or stolen? this is a woman who disappeared from her hospital room missing with out a trace, until today. her body was discovered on a fourth floor stairway. thanks for joining us i'm cheryl jennings. >> i'm dan ashley. she did not get far buttit took so long to find her is the key question tonight. lynn spoulding -- spaulding missing two and a half weeks. she was found in the hospital where she was being treated. wayne? >> that is it in a nut shell. we're trying to figure out details. lynn spaulding had been missing from her room 17 days
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