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making news in america this morning -- severe weather. a tornado, flooding and water rescues, including a bus full of students. where is this weather headed now? and enrollment shock. the government has the yet to show how many people have signed up for obama care. and now, we likely know the reason why. above and beyond. an officer telling her survivor story about getting shot in the face twice. >> he's firing. he's firing. >> and what she did after this shooting is just remarkable. moving target. a skydiver with skill that you have to see to believe.
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good morning to you. i'm reenen ninan. candy high with lots of sugar in me. in for diana perez. we begin with a frightful night of halloween storms. >> a powerful system, reaching 2,000 miles, from maine to louisiana. it's being blamed for one death in tennessee, where a young boy was electrocuted. >> the storm left a destructive trail, including a tornado in texas. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: mother nature delivered a trick. frig frightening weather that put halloween on hold. several areas were flooded. cars were no match for the rising waters. helicopters rescued hundreds. south of austin, emergency crews in boats went door-to-door. they saved one family, including their dog, stuck on a roof. >> wow. wow. everything is -- oh. >> reporter: residents returned to their homes and found nothing
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left. >> everything i have. everything's gone. forever. >> reporter: a possible tornado twisted in bridge city, texas, knocking shingles off rooftops. ripping trees from the ground, power lines, anything in its path. >> i was looking out the window. and i saw the garbage enswirled. >> reporter: in terre haute, indiana, a hundred people were rescued when a roof collapsed. in butler county, kansas, students were rescued from an overturned school bus. from houston to new orleans, chicago to detroit. the system is barreling towards the east coast and parts of the upper midwest. wicked weather that will give millions a post-halloween scare. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> that severe weather system is moving out. but not before making the morning commute very messy for millions of people. >> we get more from accuweather
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meteorologist, jim dickey. jim? >> good morning, john and reea. we continue to prak a powerful area of low pressure. we've been tracking this all week. it's moving into canada. cold front moving towards the eastern seaboard. keeping heavy rain in the eastern seaboard. soaking rain through this morning. the morning commute going to be an absolute mess. along with strong, gusty winds. widespread gusts, 40, 50 miles per hour. that will down some trees and power lines. john and reena, back to you. >> all right, jim. stay with abc news, as this system moves east. we'll have live team coverage on "gma." from washington this morning. some new evidence of the rocky rollout of the obama care website. how few people were able to register for health insurance just after the site launched. details from abc's steve portnoy. >> reporter: an inside look into just how difficult it was to sign up in the first days of
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healthcare.gov. notes from war room sessions on october 2nd and 3rd, are an early catalog of glitches. documents released by the house oversight committee, suggest just six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. and by the end of the second day, after millions tried to logon, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says he's numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: her agency doesn't plan to issue its first report on enrollment figures until mid-november. but the first days overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey shows 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. just 14% say it's gone well,
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that the law has benefited them. but nearly one-quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. steven portnoy, abc news, washington. it's a major political headline overnight. did the president have second thoughts about joe biden. a new report claims the obama campaign thought of dumping biden for hillary clinton in the last election. bill daily says he did consider the idea. but decided it would not help the ticket. a top obama aide says there's no truth to the report. america's most wanted fugitive has landed a job without any references from his employer previously. starting today, former nsa contractor turned leaker, edward snowden, will begin doing maintenance on one of russia's largest websites. he was granted temporary asylum in russia, after fleeing the u.s., rather than face charges that he stole secret documents and leaked them to journalists. a bomb threat made a united
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express flight land in phoenix. that threat came from inside the plane. it was flying from san francisco to san antonio yesterday afternoon. a search of the plane found nothing dangerous. and passengers arrived in texas early this morning. and some fascinating details about that drug tunnel under the u.s./mexico border we told you about yesterday. the nearly 600-yard tunnel is about 35 feet underground. and it follows a zigzag pattern. that suggests the people who dug it veered off course several times. they seriesed more than 8 tons of pot before shutting it down. >> four feet in height, approximately three feet wide and equipped with an elaborate electrical system and ventilation system. >> three men were arrested in the bust. the tunnel is the newest of 80 such passages on the border since 2008. a texas appeals court has
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ruled the state's abortion restrictions can take effect. this reverses a ruling earlier this week, setting aside part of the tough, new law. a hearing on the lawsuit will likely be held in january. also happening today, the 47 million americans who receive food stamp will see a cut in benefit. a temporary boost in the benefits, part of the 2009 economic stimulus is expiring. that means a family of four getting food stamps will start receiving $36 less a month. in boston, some good news. the date is set. the duck boats are ready. >> boston mayor tom menino has announced the red sox victory parade will take place tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m. two dozen amphibious duck boats will lead the rally into the charles river. >> public safety officials will be on high alert. mac and cheese makeover. i love my kraft mac and cheese.
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it's a favorite food of mine. and treats for travelers. there's a big game-changer from the faa about what you will be able to do on a plane as soon as today. and busted again. an accused jewel thief in
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we're just one day past halloween. but already, analysts are predicting a blue christmas for retailers this year. morgan stanley says this could be the worst year for retailers since 2008. thanks to a perfect economic storm, consumer confidence is low, that was worsened by the recent government stalemate and shutdown. and there's one week less of shopping between thanksgiving and christmas. wells fargo, the latest bank
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to settle government claims over the sale of bad mortgages just ahead of the financial crisis. the san francisco-based bank paid less than $1 billion in penalties in the case. that's a relatively small cost compared to other banks dealing with similar claims. kraft foods is removing the yellow dye in its mac and cheese products that are marketed to kids. it does not affect the plain elbow macaroni and cheese. the company denies the decision has anything to do with a highly-publicized online campaign about the health risks of yellow dyes. instead, a spokeswoman says they're just making the food healthier. expect to see long lines outside the apple stores this morning when the tech giant's new ipad air goes on sale. the full-sized tablet features a 9.7-inch retina display and a faster chip. it weighs just one pound. the price about 500 bucks. also today, i'm not sure about this one. lay's is introducing a solution for those seeking the sweet and the salty. there they are. take a look at this.
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lay's wavy potato chips dipped in milk chocolate. don't get too excited. they won't be in stores until next week. >> that sounds really good. you don't like the idea? >> no, no. >> try it. i'm telling you. come over to the dark side. >> chocolate-covered pretzel, maybe. >> chocolate-covered anything. when we come back, do you think drinking coffee first thing in the morning is a good thing? >> yeah. >> a new survey reveals the best time of day for that cup of joe. and sky-high talent. a parachuter makes a landing with no room to spare. you've got to see this. e no bra? 24/7. i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water.
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all right. trick-or-treaters on the streets of new york city enjoying a spectacular halloween-themed light show from the top of the empire state building. during the 9-minute performance,
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more than 15,000 l.e.d. lights twinkled. synced up to music on a local radio station. now, for a look at morning road conditions. the big trouble spot today is the entire eastern seaboard. expect slow-going there thanks to soaking rain and gusting winds up to 60 miles per hour. >> if you're flying, airport delays likely in boston, new york city, philadelphia, washington, d.c., charlotte and detroit. a quick reminder. daylight saving time ends this weekend. don't forget to turn that clock back an hour at 2:00 a.m. sunday morning. we go back to the news. you will notice a major change in air travel as soon as today. >> passengers will be able to use their ipads, kindles, music players and other personal devices during all phases of the flight. delta airlines and jetblue both say they could allow the devices today. travelers say it's about time the rules changed. >> i can listen to my music while i'm taking off. i don't like takeoffs. >> i enjoy reading electronic books. >> just using an electronic device. my kids are able to travel with ease.
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>> thank goodness cell phone calls will still be offlimits in the air. and check out the scene at this airport in the united kingdom. two women stripped in front of other passengers at the security checkpoint. the women claim a guard ordered them to take their clothes off which turned out to be a complete misunderstanding because of a language barrier. both women were arrested. and in court, they admitted to drinking a bottle of wine. to a spicy stripdown overseas to a dispute here over a wildly popular hot sauce. a judge refused to order a halt in production of sriracha hot sauce. local residents complain that the fumes from the factory of jalapeno peppers and garlic make them sick. but the good news for consumers is, the hot sauce will keep on flowing. family and friends of a missing florida woman are making a public plea for a safe return home. kimberly lindsey failed to show
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up on monday morning for her job as a school nurse in west palm beach. her last communication was sunday night when she sent her daughter a text, saying she had arrived home safely after a weekend away. lindsey's family fears she may be the victim of foul play. >> she is the most amazing woman i know. and not just because she's my mom. but that's how she is. so, please, please, please, look for her. >> police searching with helicopters and bloodhounds have turned up no clues so far. and lindsey's family and co-workers say it's completely out of character for her not to show up to work. and 83-year-old doris payne is back behind bars in southern california. she's being held in connection with a theft of a $22,000 ring, which happened nearly two years ago. payne has four theft convictions in the last four years. she claims to have stolen millions of dollars worth of jewels in the u.s. and europe over the last 50 years. unbelievable. an incredibly brave texas police officer sharing her story just days after being shot in
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the face. ann carrizales there. a mom, ex-marine. she was pursuing suspects in a high-speed chase when the suspects fired at her. carrizales didn't slow down. she just called for backup. eventually, she got the lead officers and got the suspect. >> what i was thinking at the time was, i need to stay in this fight. >> if she didn't get in pursuit, most likely there would not have been justice. >> officer carrizales was also shot in the chest. her superiors believe her kevlar vest saved her life. in medical news, that early cup of coffee may be doing more harm than good. >> no way i'm giving up that early coffee. i don't care what i'm about to say. the world's leading neuroscientists say many of us are drinking coffee too early in the morning. the reason, when we first wake up, our bodies are flush with cortisol, the stress hormone. and that jump-starts our energy. >> and adding caffeine to
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cortisol forces the body to crash sooner and harder, and makes our body build up a tolerance to caffeine more. the best time for coffee, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. >> wait an hour or two. >> it's good to take it intravenously. time, now, for sports. an nfl thursday night thriller ends in o.t. >> we turn to espn for the highlights. >> good morning, america. he's stan. i'm neil. this is los angeles "sportscenter" set. >> thursday night football. bengals and dolphins. first quarter, lamar miller up the middle. geno atkins, the standout defensive tackle, for the bengals. all-pro, torn acl. done for the season. 16 seconds to go. dolphins down three. caleb sturgis from 44 yards out. dolphins tie it at 20-20. they go to overtime. the third nfl game in history to end on an overtime safety. miami by two. bulls at home for the first time. derrick rose back home for the
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first time in a long time. and he's still got game. final 11 seconds. the bulls have missed their last nine shots. and rose was just 6 of 22 before hitting that. it proves to be the game-winner. bulls, 82-81. >> that's going to be a really exciting season in the nba. >> i wish we had more time to talk about it. >> but we don't. >> we don't. good morning, america. >> thank you, guys. some incredible coordination and more than a little intestinal fortitude makes this our "play of the day." it involves a skydiver named katie hanson. >> this is the video from her helmet cam. maybe you can see that moving object on the road below. it's a yellow convertible. >> that's incredible. she had a seat for herself perfectly. as the car drives down the road, she releases the chute. do not try that one at home, folks. that's crazy cool. >> pretty cool. >> no biggie. up next, "the pulse." a celebrity wearing a great halloween costume. can you guess who this is? anyone?
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>> i know because i did it earlier in the day. and a woman gives birth to a son who could be very well the biggest baby of the year. hello bounty basic. the affordably priced towel that's an actual bargain. watch how one select-a-size sheet of bounty basic is 50% stronger than a full sheet of the bargain brand. it takes a strong towel to stretch a budget. bounty basic. the strong but affordable picker upper. and try charmin basic.
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okay. time to check, "the pulse." starting with some halloween costumes that are really out of this world. how about this? check this out. heidi klum partying like it's 2049. >> that is crazy great. the "project runway" host turned out for a monster bash here in new york dressed as herself, decades in the future. >> she turned in her flawless skin and blonde tresses, for wrinkles and a white wig. >> at the age of 76. she accessorized with pearls and a black cane.
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equally stunning. check this out. jimmy kimmel, the first-ever disney princess, snow white. a clear move to kiss up to the abc bosses. his sidekick also dressed up. you'll see him. the band members also dressed up as disney princesses. >> they look great. princess jasmine. if you're wondering how he managed to look so hot in this outfit, kimmel claims he was wearing spanx. >> there you go. if you're planning to hit yard sales in and around the santa barbara area this weekend, there's one you don't want to miss. >> oprah winfrey is selling some of her favorite things. about 600 items from her studio in chicago and from her 4 homes. starting bids range from $150 all the way up to $20,000. >> this auction is also available to online buyers. proceeds will go to a college fund for students of oprah's south african school. >> all for a good cause. finally, the child being called the biggest baby born this year. he's joel brandon jr. of utah. >> getting a bath. born by c-section. he was 14 pounds even. >> wow.
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naung very much. good morning, everybody. we'll start with live doppler 7118. you see a few clouds lurking off the coast. all of us are clear this morning. let's talk about what's going to happen this afternoon. our warmest day in the forecast. we look at how clean there air is. you can see nice reflection on the bay water. above average warmth everywhere. mid to upper 60s at the coast. low to mid 60s around the bay. and mid 70s. developing news out of hayward. a woman

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