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have a wonderful monday, everyone. making news in america this morning -- angry allies. outrage growing as the u.s. admits to spying on more world leaders. what did the president know and when? we're live in washington. inmates escape. the hunt under way for a group of prisoners who used a daring and clever way to make a dash for freedom. gold digger. why one man claims he put a fortune's worth of a precious metal in the trash. and stealing the spotlight. a university marching band is upstaging the team and raising the bar when it comes to the performance. and good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson filling in today
for john muller. >> and i'm diana perez. we begin with the stunning new revelations about the extent of u.s. surveillance. >> for the first time, the u.s. is admitting the nsa spied on some 35 world leaders, including german chancellor angela merkel. >> the white house didn't know that program existed until this past summer. >> abc's tahman bradley has been following this story from washington and has the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. these stories about u.s. spying have become a big headache for the obama administration. which is now in full damage-control mode. the outrage keeps growing. american allies around the world are furious about claims of u.s. spying. >> the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany. with mexico. with the other countries. >> reporter: this morning, the obama administration is managing the fallout. in a statement, u.s. officials
say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns of u.s. citizens and allies. "the wall street journal" reports that the white house cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking german chancellor angela merkel. the germans are enraged. stoking their anger, headlines this weekend that the u.s. has been listening to merkel's cell phone since 2002. and that president obama knew about it. the nsa denies that the president was aware. also reports overseas, the u.s. embassy in berlin houses a secret listening post to spy on german government officials and business leaders. one of 80 such posts around the world. >> the suspicion in europe is that this is not really about counterterrorism. this is a lot more about industrial espionage. >> reporter: despite the backlash, many members of congress believe nsa data collection is an essential tool to combat terrorism. >> we've saved lives in germany. because of the intelligence we have given them.
the fact is, there could be information transmitted that is useful to us and ultimately useful to germany. >> reporter: five u.s. allies have summoned the u.s. ambassadors in their countries to lodge a formal protest. germany and france want the u.s. to agree to limit the eavesdropping by the end of the year. diana? rob? >> tahman bradley live in washington, thank you. meantime, in another major embarrassment for the obama administration, the troubled obama care website has rolled off the tracks yet again. a critical data center crashed yesterday, stopping online enrollment in all 50 states. this comes amid calls for the rez fashion of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. and a call for patience from president obama. >> the rollout looks like a disaster. but in my state, most ohioans are going to pay higher costs. and, in fact, this is not going to control health care costs. >> we're going to get it working as smoothly as it's supposed to. we have people working overtime
24/7 to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. >> secretary sebelius is set to finally face tough questions on the botched website rollout coming up this wednesday. breaking news overseas, a bizarre and deadly crash in t tiananmen square this morning. just hours ago, an suv crashed into the historic square killing the driver and two passengers inside. several others were injured. the square was quickly evacuated. chinese officials are not saying what caused the crash. and also unfolding overnight. a man is in custody after an apparent security breach at the montreal airport. the 71-year-old suspect was detained after a suspicious package was found in the u.s. departures area of the airport. police refuse to say what they found but said it was not a bomb. flights were disrupted for about three hours. happening right now, oklahoma authorities on the
lookout for four men who escaped from jail. guards did not realize they had escaped until someone reported four men outside the jail in orange jumpsuits. a head count later confirmed they were, in fact, missing. the escapees apparently opened a trap door above the shower and simply crawled out. three were sentenced on drug charges. the fourth was awaiting trial on a gun charge. and dr. conrad murray is a free man this morning, two years after he was convicted in the death of michael jackson. murray was released from a los angeles jail halfway into his four-year sentence, let out early for time served. murray gave jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol. and he plans to file a petition in texas to have his medical license reinstated. and a funeral mass is scheduled today for the boston area schoolteacher found murdered last week. hundreds of mourners gathered yesterday to remember colleen ritzer in her hometown of andover. her body was found behind her school last week. a 14-year-old student was charged with murder.
he's pleaded not guilty. across the pond, the worst storm there in years is battering england and wales. >> torrential rains and flooding are being driven by hurricane-force winds as high as 80 miles an hour. rail service is disrupted. roads shut down. a 14-year-old boy is lost at sea. the storm has been named st. jude after the patron saint of lost causes. all right, back here at home, severe weather is sweeping across a large swath of the nation, from montana into the deep south, everything from snow to hail, even tornadoes. >> texas and oklahoma are already getting hammered with extreme weather, including torrential rain, heavy winds. damaging hail. ginger zee has more on the storm brewing in the northwest and heading east across the plains. >> let's start in montana. we have winter storm warnings in hot pink tonight. and the winter storm watches all the way into the dakotas over the next couple of days. let me show you how much snow we're expecting.
a lot of places blasted with the four to eight-inch. that's the pink area. and then you look for some spots to get a foot or more. that's just the northern side of the storm through the midweek. we have a southern side of the storm, too, that brings the severe weather. damaging winds, big hail, isolated tornadoes. monday into tuesday, the panhandle of oklahoma, texas. up into kansas. wednesday into thursday, oklahoma city through memphis, tennessee. >> thank you, ginger. a brief mention of the world series now. it's a best of three games affair. the red sox and cardinals were tied at 1-1 last night when johnny gomes hit a three-run homer in the sixth. >> then with two outs in h the bottom of the ninth and the tying run at the plate, a st. louis base runner was picked off first base. and er and, well, that was that. boston wins this one, 4-2. series tied, 2-2. all the full highlights later in the show. still ahead today,
remembering a rock legend. known for his walk on the wild side. and new details about the men under arrest in connection with a state fair ride accident. he's been accused of -- what he's being accused of doing that led to the malfunction. and new video has surfaced. and chris brown in trouble with the law yet again. this time, it could mean some serious jail time for the singer.
week are expected to show the economy struggling to gain traction. with little economic growth, the federal reserve is expected to keep holding down interest rates. retail rrs counting on this week's holiday to boost sales. hall wooen spending is second to christmas. we're likely to shell out $7 billion, double what was spent eight years ago. those haunted house attractions will scare up another billion. >> that's amazing. hate your job? a new study says it will get better. >> thank the lord. >> resermers have found that older workers are the happiest. 9 out of 10 people aged 50 or older are satisfied or somewhat satisfied. >> only 35 more years to go until we're happy, diane that. >> keep on hanging on. an accident prone grandpa
topped the box office. bad grandpa, $32 million. gravity fell to earth with 20 pbt 3 million. and captain phillips with 11.8. sad news from the music world this morning. one of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, lou reed, who took a walk on the wild side. reed died yesterday in south hampton new york after complications from a liver transplant. he was 71 years old. when we come back, could a cutting edge treatment be on the horizon for alzheimer's? caught on camera. bullets fly into a state trooper's cruiser. how he was able to survive the ambush. also caught on camera. tempers flare at the track between two nascar stars.
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it was a wild weenend in key west. 60,000 people turned out for the annual fantasy fest parade. diana nyad was this year's grand marshal. fantasy fest was the highlight of the ten-day prehalloween extravaganza. >> they know how to party in key west. i like it. sunny and warm in the u.s. today in key west. elsewhere, snow should make for treacherous driving conditions in higher elevations from the sierras into montana. if you're flying, pekt airport deplays the salt lake city, dallas, l.a., and san francisco. back to the news now. investigator ifs north carolina are looking to make more arrests after a carnival ride went
haywire last week injuring five people. >> the ride's operator, tim tutterrow is headed to court today charged with assault with a deadly weapon. the vortex ride restarted as people were trying to get off. >> it makes me mad to think that anybody would put people's safety in danger like they have. i'm not mad, i'm furious. >> some people may have fallen 20 or 30 feet. a 14-year-old is among three victims remaining in the hospital. and singer chris brown is due in court today after spending the night in jail. the 24-year-old was arrested on assault charges yesterday morning along with his body guard. he's accused of punch mang if the face outside a washington hotel. he's still on probation for the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend rihanna. one trooper a hero this morning. state trooper tim is strohmeyer
racing to a report of an armed gunman who had just killed three people. up ahead, the suspect kit another police car head on. >> i fully expected him to approach the passenger side of my vehicle and attempt to execute me. >> strohmeyer takes action by ramming the suspect's vehicle to distract the shooter. the suspect gets out of the truck. firing at strohmeyer. the police officer fires back killing the suspect. 11 new genes were pinpointed that raise a person's risk of developing alzheimer's. a doctor involved in the study says it could lead to treating or preventing the disease by replacing those jeens something as simple as a nasal spray. scavengers say there is gold
in trash. in colorado, mat may be tu. man claims he tossed $500,000 in gold in a trash bin. why? so his wife couldn't have it in their divorce proceedings. if he did it, there could be a fortune in a colorado landfill. treasure hunters soon to follow. >> and his ex-wife as well. nascar season has three races left. the pressure may be getting to some of the drivers. case in point yesterday in virginia. greg biffle was racing with his rear bumper hanging off. he accused jimmie johnson of causing that by running into him. >> so biffle confronted johnson while he was being interviewed on pit road. ooh, getting heated. game four of the world series ends with another strange play. >> our friends from espn with the details. good morning, america.
i'm john buccigross. you can catch game four of the world series in st. louis last night. you have to see how it ended. david ortiz giving his team a pep talk before the top of the sixth. and johnny gomes is listening. 4-2rks bottom of the ninth. the tying run at the plate. rookie kolton wong gets picked off. the world series tied, 2-2. game five, monday night in st. louis. cowboys and lions. what a game. down to the 1-inch line. they go on to score the win the game 31-30. johnson, 329 yards receiving. browns-chiefs. in kansas city. chiefs up 13-7, alex smith. check out this laser. that's a beauty to dexter mccluster. the chiefs are undefeated.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, at 4:28. did you get blown around by the winds? wow, last night. >> wow is right. winds are just starting to ease up after hours of pounding the bay area. on the altamont pass several big rigs flipped. in livermore, a power pole came down. amy hollyfield is on 580. amy? >> what is
crazy is you would say, what wind? it is much calmer than overnight. look at this video. the wind was so fierce it knocked over big rigs. five of them. also, one truck. a couple was driving from los angeles to livermore and they almost made it but the trucks
were toll peopled over in livermore. this happened on interstate 580. a worker who talks to the drivers told us what he was hearing from the drivers. this happened on interstate 580 east of mountain house exit in livermore, a stretch of three miles. the worker said that the drivers were saying the wind was intense but it was kicking up at
a lot f dust and dirt so the visibility was rough. they were will getting knocked around. a brutal experience driving through livermore. everything is back to normal and traffic is slowing. the wind has died. there were no injuries. >> dodged a bullet on the
altamont pass. >> mike has what going on. >> the altamont pass has 25-mile-per-hour winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour. livermore is at seven miles per hour but it is quieter in the valley but the altamont pass is still an interesting endeavour the next couple of hours. sfo is 18 miles per hour with half moon bay at 22. 16 at san carlos. everyone is less than ten. through the morning the winds will be less of an issue providing a clear start, but a stray chance of a thunderstorm. sue? >> thank you, mike. the wins are still out there. we have high wind advisories affecting the commute. in santa rosa, eastbound 12, until 5:00 this morning, high winds still over the altamont pass, you can see t