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♪ here in my car keeping our most precious cargo safe in our cars is every parent's top priority. >> that priority just got easier. booster seat rankings are out, and choosing the rate one has never been easier. abc's susan saulny has details. >> reporter: there's good news for parents struggling to find good booster seats to keep their kids safe while driving. the insurance institute for highway safety says its new ratings show booster seats are getting value. >> the institute evaluated and rated booster seats to see how well they position belts on 4 to 8-year-old kids and more are doing a good job before than before with proper belt fit. >> reporter: more than half earned a top rating by the institute. out of 31 new models tested, 19
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are considered best bets meaning their shoulder and lap belts fit correctly on a child no matter which car their parents drive. >> with a good booster the lap belt should ride flat across the upper thighs, not on the upper tummy. and the shoulder should be across the shoulder, not snuggly on the shoulder and not up against the neck. >> reporter: the insurance institute began rating booster seats five years ago after research showed most booth booster seats weren't correctly fitting children. experts say seat manufacturers still have a way to go before most booster seats on the market are considered excellent in terms of safety. >> what this report found is that while there are many booster seats out there that are top rated, there are many that aren't. you have to look at the rating of the seat you buy. >> reporter: the top-rated seats range from $18 on the low end to $300 on the high end. experts advise parents to test
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them out before making a final decision. john and diana? >> all right, susan. you are in the thick of it with your little one it. >> is all about the research. you find something for a bargain and you are like, hey, it's 18, 20, 50 bucks but the more you research and you start to realize, although there are great ones that are less than $100 sometimes you think because they are more expensive they are better. that's not true. >> i'm lucky. i just got out of the booster seat phase altogether. i'm good to go. it is not only how much the child weighs, the age but how much they weigh. you can be above the average limit but not heavy enough and you still need to be in one. >> right. and in a child's seat, car seat, you have to turn them around and not face the front for a long time and that's also a magic number. >> and you miss seeing their face. >> you have to put the little mirror. >> this is good information for every parent out there to know in general they are getting better is really calming information for all of us. >> no doubt. coming up, homesick for the holidays.
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bringing a small piece of home to u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan. josh elliott visiting some of america's bravest. and ahead in our next half-hour, giving a home to children desperate to have a family of their own. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. giving a home
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for many families, trying to keep it together can be difficult as we approach the holidays and particularly hard for military families. >> 48,000 troops still in afghanistan.
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josh elliott made the journey to ease the pain of being away for the holidays. that is why it is our "favorite story of the day." rape they are the reunions that dig deep in to the soul. >> come here. >> daddy! >> reporter: soldiers returning home to their loved ones. >> i missed you, daddy. >> reporter: for the lotts family, theirs is a homecoming within reach. >> i have a little countdown every day that i mark down like one day closer. >> reporter: her husband on a nine-month deployment. they are separated by over 6500 miles. it's a trip i would also make. >> just doesn't seem like that day will ever come where you actually get to go home. >> reporter: this is the captain's second deployment, his first since being married. brittany gave birth to their first child, daughter finley, just three months ago. >> it's one of those things you always think about that, person will be there for. but it's okay, but it makes it a little bit -- just scary to do it alone, you
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know. >> you only have the birth of your first child once. but america says i need to be over here. so -- you know, they wouldn't call it service if it was easy. >> reporter: the captain's job of clearing roadside bombs and ieds is exceedingly dangerous work. >> you have to be thinking all the time. >> reporter: and a reminder of how far away home truly is. >> i tell him, oh, she's grown this much. i quit telling him because it bums him out because he just feels like he's missing. >> reporter: so we decided to bring a small piece of home to captain lotts here on the front lines. >> hi, sweetheart. we are so excited to get you home.
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we are counting down the hours. >> reporter: this, a first glimpse of a daughter her daddy's yet to meet. >> can you smile for him? >> reporter: how's that? >> it's good. i can't wait to get home. >> reporter: as he and the rest of his division ready themselves for the final days in afghanistan and board their flight home, a realization of just what is waiting for them on the other end of this journey. a reunion that cannot come fast enough. josh elliott, abc news, afghanistan. >> such a great thing when they come home. >> by the way, they do meet finally in that auditorium. and you will be able to see the payoff which is already welling me up tonight on world news. >> documenting your paycheck if you keep tearing up. i think you just had to give away -- you have been docked 20 bucks. >> scott our producer is great. he always says kleenex alert because he's figure ed me up. >> great story, josh.
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coming up, the sex act frozen in time for 165 million years. >> moments away from "the mix" and the friday polka. for 165 years. >> moments a way from the mix and the friday polka.
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yeah, we're enjoying this one. hopefully you will, too. romance, love, maybe the oldest lasting couple on earth. they are insect fossilized doing the deed for 165 million years. that's right. are caught in the act. they are frog hoppers. cue the barry white or whatever you want to play there. they were mating belly to belly or face to face like modern day frog hoppers. i -- >> wow. okay. i have to get through this. a note posted on reddit and it is elementary school at its
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best. it says, dear ashley, will you please be my girlfriend? i lake you a lot, check yes, no, or maybe? she said i already have a boyfriend. how about in two months. >> nice. >> polka time. >> polka time. ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," so sorry. the president apologizes to americans who are losing medical insurance because of obama care. as even more problems surface with the health care website. monster typhoon. the ferocious 200 mile-per-hour winds blasting the philippines right now. communications are cut off in parts of the nation as this historic storm blows through. celebrating 95. the reverend billy graham's birthday party. the faithful and friends wish him the best after he gave his final sermon. happy hour. the picture of rihanna using unusual glass ware to satisfy her thirst. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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we are -- she looked good in that red dress. one of the best i've seen on her. drinking out of the shoe, though -- >> a lot of pictures we see she's posted them herself, and she's a wreck. >> i know. >> unless she is half naked and then she looks wonderful. >> and look, we're talking about her. so she succeeded. that's what is important. the white house is on the defensive this morning over the troubled rollout of obama care. president obama apologized to those americans dropped by their insurance companies. >> experts working on the healthcare.gov website say as they try to fix existing problems, new ones are appearing. mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. with the obama administration taking a political beating for the health care website and its rollout, frustrated insurance consumerser facing cancelation, are getting noticed. in an interview airing on nbc news on thursday night, mr. obama apologized to those losing their health care plans despite his repeated assurances. >> i am sorry that they are
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finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: it's the most personal concession from the president about his ill-fated rollout of his signature health care plan. >> we will do everything we can to deal with folks that find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> engineers find new problems with the healthcare.gov website imperilling the president's promise to fix the bugs by the end of november. on capitol hill, kathleen sebelius, health and human services secretary, faced more tough questions from republicans and democrats. >> why not shut down and do it right? >> no more caveats or excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: sebelius pledges to fix healthcare.gov but warned initial enrollment numbers will be low. >> i'm hoping that with the site improvement we'll see more
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robust numbers -- >> reporter: president obama is hoping the same. apology or not, five weeks into the launch of the website they are still identifying new issues with the site and trying to fix the old ones. john and diana? >> abc's mary bruce, thank you. that brings us to our facebook question of the day. is the president's apology enough for people facing health care insurance cancellations? join the discussion at wnnfans.com. new signals there this morning there could be a major breakthrough in nuclear talks with iran. secretary of state john kerry is making an unscheduled trip to geneva to join negotiations. iran's plan is to cap atomic activities in exchange from crippling economic sanctions as been accepted by the six nations involved in the talks so far. millions of people in the philippines are at the mercy of a giant five, and it may be t tthe
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-- giant typhoon, and it may be the strongest storm the planet has ever seen. the storm was whipping up 235 mile-per-hour winds before barrelling ashore this morning. tens of thousands of people have been evacuated but the experts say the damage could be catastrophic. our coverage begins with abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: this is a beach in the island of the philippines than is what it is facing today. >> this is by all effects a monster storm. >> reporter: so massive and powerful, super typhoon haiyan could be the strong els ever to hit land in recorded history, a giant sprawl of the storm is stunning even from space. its scale staggering, 300 miles wide. the distance from boston to philadelphia. some 10 million people in harm's way are struggling to protect themselves. classes have been cancelled at schools while these fishermen try to save the boats that are their livelihood. broadcasters have sent up the alarm, sending people to shelters they hope will with stand the howling winds. typhoon haiyan is blasting ashore in what would be stronger than a category five hurricane, if such a thing existed.
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in u.s. history, only hurricane andrew, which ravaged florida in 1982, comes close. there are fears it may inflict a historic catastrophe. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> so scary. with catastrophic wind gusts and up to a foot of rain, this typhoon could definitely go to our history books. >> our coverage continues with accu-weather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. good morning. the super typhoon continues to track, but the good news is the storm has likely reached the peak intensity. earlier on, wind gusts, 160, 170 miles an hour. that's about as bad as you can see from one of the systems here. still likely gusts to 125 mile an hour range. causing widespread destruction. the rain continues to pour down as well. many spots, 8 to 12 inches of rain nosing into manila. john, diana, back to you. >> thank you the, jim. we will monitor damage reports all morning long as we track
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this typhoon. we will have extensive updates later this morning on good morning and "america this morning." now let's check our national forecast. over than some lingering rain and snow, we're going to have in the northwest, we have some lake-effect snow around the great lakes, as well. most of the nation can plan on mild and dry days. however, it will be a very windy from montana to wyoming and across the corn belt. temperatures coast to coast will be in the 50s and 60s. the southwest some summer-like readings in the 70s and 80s. all right. an ohio man recovering after a dramatic explosion in suburban cleveland. it was captured on camera. one of the propane tanks he was delivering fell off the forklift and the ran over it. a huge fireball erupting just as a car was passing by. it sounded like a bomb but the man managed to escape with smoke coming from his body and already is released from the hospital. another disturbing allegation against richey incognito already accused of bullying a teammate. he allegedly harassed a
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veer volunteer during the dolphins' annual golf tournament last year. he's accused of touching the woman's privates with a golf club, rubbing himself up against her and pouring a bottle of water on her face. the woman told police that others witnessed the incident but didn't stop incognito who was reportedly drunk. >> oh, boy. incognito is not the only high-profile sports figure to be linked to anger issues. rutgers basketball coach mike rice was fired for physically and verbally abusing his college players in practice. it was caught on videotape. he is speaking out in an interview with robin roberts. rice says he is a changed man. >> reporter: how do you defend throwing a ball at players, striking players, verbal abuse, the anti-gay slurs? >> you don't. it's unacceptable. it's something that i'll never get over. >> reporter: rice insists he's changed for the better since the scandal broke in new jersey six months ago. >> there you see him with his wife and his wife during this interview said it has been devastating for their entire family.
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>> absolutely. his reputation and they have to pay the bills and this is a high-paying job he had. and i'm sure that's -- yeah. got to get a new career at this point. >> absolutely. and also what save it says about her husband and the environment he might be creating in his own home if this is the way he is treating kids under his belt. >> you hope he's changing. i think everybody deserves a second chance. everybody. >> absolutely. >> hopefully he has changed, and hopefully he gets a second chance and makes it right. >> you will see the full interview on "good morning america" and "20/20" by the way. now we start with the redskins visiting the viegs. -- vikings. washington had a ten-point lead at halftime thanks to rg3. >> minnesota scoring the final 20 points and defense forcing griffin in to three straight incompletions. minnesota holding off 34-27. college ranks stanford hosting oregon. both teams in the top five.
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the cardinals beat them 26-0 with the lead, shutting out the ducks' high-speed offense until well in the fourth quarter. but oregon staged a late comeback. including a 65-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt. it wasn't enough, though. stanford takes down oregon for the second straight here. the final score 26-20. i'm going to come out and say, i don't follow -- >> not your thing. >> probably because my school hofstra is never anywhere near. >> hofstra pride. >> that's us. >> that is slightly better than my nyu violets. the flower. my alma mater was the violet. struck fear in the hearts. >> the violent violets. >> we couldn't have been the pit bulls, we were the violets. coming up, the date "star wars" fans have been waiting for. and a happy moment in a courtroom that brightened the lives of 50 children. you are watching "world news now." ♪ we are family i've got all of my sisters and
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>> they turned out it honor reverend billy graham on his 95th birthday. but as dan harris reports, it was graham who gave them a birthday gift. >> no man come to the father but by me. >> reporter: the preacher seems slower these days but his final message to america still clear as a bell. >> our country's in great need of a spiritual awakening. there have been times as i have gone city to city and i've seen how far people have wandered from god. >> reporter: his final sermon shot over the past year in billy graham's mountaintop home in north carolina. here he is in his favorite chair with his dog by his side. this son of dairy farmers, minister to every president since truman and brought the gospel directly in to america's living rooms. but in private, he is a surprisingly humble man. married to the same woman, ruth, for more than 60 years. she died in 2007.
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graham's wife spoke with diane in 1992. >> his favorite meal is can of vienna sausages, cold tomatoes and a can of baked beans, all cold dumped on a plate. his favorite meal. a man like that has to be -- >> what a gourmet. >> reporter: throughout his life it's been the gospel that has sustained him. >> is there one passage of a scripture or one part of a hymn that never fails to make you feel great? >> what a friend we have in jesus. eisenhower's favorite hymn and my favorite hymn. ♪ what a friend we have in jesus ♪ >> reporter: today on this video what maybe billy graham's final public prayer. >> i invite you to come into my heart and life. i want to trust and follow you as my lord and savior. in jesus' name, amen.
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>> reporter: he is very direct in this final message, arguing that america is in spiritual peril but there is hope in the form of the gospel. it's remarkable to watch this man who's seen so much change in the course of his public ministry but his core message has not changed one bit. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> amazing man. >> his staff says over the course of his lifetime he has probably reached an audience between broadcast and radio of 2.2 billion people. and i have a funny feeling they are conservative about that. >> since 1955 gallup has had a poll of the most admired men and women and billy graham is on the list more than any other person since 1955. >> i'm not surprised. >> transcends whatever faith. everybody admires this man. he's a great man. >> for good reason, too. coming up, rihanna proving that you do not rihanna proving you do not need a glass to enjoy happy hour. and a surprise celebrity wedding that was over in minutes. find out who orchestrated the whole thing. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. who orchestrated the whol >> announcer: "world news no
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny all right. welcome in to "the skinny." once again, rihanna is in the news once again. if it was anybody else nobody would blink but because it is rihanna we have to show you. we have the video. she was in a club in barbados. a couple of days ago, the sugar ultra lounge. >> what is she drinking out of.
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>> a shoe? >> a stiletto. >> that is nasty. is it at least a glass stiletto, or is it leather and gross and sweaty and nasty? >> that's the question. this is posted by a fellow club goer posted on instagram. but the question is, is it her raggedy old stiletto she is drinking out of because she is so cool or a new glass ware we are so behind and don't know about because she's riri and we are not. questions, questions, questions. >> i really hope it is made of glass. >> probably is. probably being silly. >> okay. okay. let's talk about kaley cuoco and ryan sweeting. the tennis player and tv actress from "big bang theory." >> kind of losing it on this friday. ellen always knows how to have fun. she arranges and surprises kaley cuoco with a mock wedding to her fiance. check it out. listen in. >> take my rings.
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here. >> take my rings? >> here, here. >> this isn't legal, right? >> it is legal. >> does this look real to you? >> power invested in me by google search you guys are married. >> only ellen can pull it off. >> is it official. >> no. it is a mock wedding but looked official. >> she talked about how she swore off love before she met him. and she wasn't interest it, and by the second date she was like oh, yeah. this is it. >> she is pretty. look at that picture. listen to this. "star wars" episode seven, we have a date for its release. it will be released december 18th, 2015. we have a while before we will see this. disney bought "star wars," one of the biggest movie franchises, from lucas films in 2012 and production has begun. shooting will begin in spring,
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2014. and it will be heavy-hitter names here. j.j. abrams will direct it. he directed "mission impossible 3", "star trek" and scripted by abrams and lawrence kasdan who scripted "raiders of the lost ark," "return of the jedi." in good company. there you have it, everybody. it is coming on out. >> i hope it is good. >> it's going to be excellent. disney is behind it. >> disney is the parent company so if it is not good we will say it is good anyway. >> it will be great. okay. jay-z kind of getting himself in legal hot water anyway. he is being sued. manhattan record label wants to drag him in to court. i guess they haven't done it yet. this is courtesy of "the daily news." they socked the brooklyn rapper and his record company with a copyright infringement lawsuit. saying he copied a '60s jam without permission, and he will have to defend himself. the track "run this town" features rihanna and kanye west
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and samples hook and sling dozens of times allegedly according to the suit. i guess it goes with the territory but we'll see what happens. i guess it goes with the territory but we'll see what happens.
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♪ we are family ♪ i've got all my sisters in me ♪ many of us take our families for granted forgetting there are many children out there who are praying to sing the words "we are family." >> yesterday in texas 50 children had those prayers answered. we have this report from austin. >> reporter: at the juvenile justice center, the usual somber atmosphere is overflowing with smiles and the laughter of little ones. the halls and courtrooms are transformed interest the enchanted emerald city from the "wizard of oz." >> it is a fairy tale beginning
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too, right? >> emma franco went into foster care as a toddler. the 16-year-old is dressed as dorothy but she won't have to click her heels together to go home. instead -- >> adoption granted. >> reporter: the gavel gives her a forever family. anna wishes more people would open their hearts to the many children who need a place to call home. >> they have a chance at getting a family and a new start and they can change the world for us. >> reporter: for aaron martinez and his brother and sister, the wait is finally over. >> i'm excited. because i will have a brother and sister and a new mom and dad. >> it's been a long process, and we're ready to, you know, finish. >> tell the truth and nothing but the truth? say yes. >> yes. >> in a courtroom filled with family and friends.
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>> are you asking the court to grant this adoption today? >> yes. >> reporter: tears of happiness flow as the youngsters get a new last name. a fairy tale ending to their time in foster care. >> adoption granted. >> adoption granted. >> adoption granted. >> very good. [ applause ] >> reporter: and a new begi >> this t gonou a so. we have had a lot of people lose a lot, thethei children, their friends, their families, and today as we pause my get to watch the magic of >> wow. >> wonderful. >> the statistics, though, for children who live in foster care are startling. there are 40,000 children living without permanent families right now in thrcar some of the on >> each year 27,000 children age out. are you tearing up again? >> i am.
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here's some of the top headlines we are following on "world news now." one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded is passing over the philippines right now, battering them. a deadly storm triggering landslides, knocking out power snapping phone lines and cutting communications to millions of people. we will get the latest on the storm's intensity in just a moment. secretary of state john kerry is making a last-minute trip to join negotiations over iran's nuclear program. new signs indicate a deal maybe in the works to exchange the destruction of iran's nuclear facilities for the lifting of sanctions. more trouble for miami dolphins player richey incognito as he fights bullying allegations. according to a police report, he was accused of harassing a golf course volunteer last year. police say he touched her private parts with a golf club
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and poured water in her face. an airline industry group estimates the thanksgiving travel will be up only slightly this year with 25 million people expected to fly over the holidays. those are some of the top stories on this friday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. it is finally friday. >> tgif. >> we made it. one more week. although the weeks are getting shorter for me. i think it is because we're getting old. >> you are seeing the finish line to big old baby time. >> maybe that's what it is. i don't know if it is a good or bad finish line. labor is not great. >> that's true. >> that's for sure. let's get started. good morning once again. we begin this half-hour with the killer typhoon that is pummelling the philippines with ferocious winds. it may well be the most powerful storm we will ever see. >> we are getting images of what
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200 mile-per-hour winds look like barrelling through the islands. it could be a while before we know the full impact. >> reporter: shelters are filling up as the philippines braces for disaster on a scale not seen in recent history. super typhoon haiyan has left meteorologists sounding the alarm, calling it one of the strongest storms on earth ever recorded. local broadcasters are warning an estimated ten million people in their path prepare almost as if they are preparing for war. the super typhoon is blowing in with winds 195 miles an hour and gusts to 235 miles an hour. it is 300 miles wide. the distance between boston and philadelphia. >> this is by all accounts a monster storm. >> reporter: the storm would be greater than a category 5 hurricane if such a thing existed. hurricane katrina, the worst u.s. hurricane in recent
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history, hit louisiana with 120 mile-per-hour winds. superstorm sandy that tore up so much of the eastern seaboard carried 80 mile-per-hour gusts. both pale in comparison. only hurricane andrew that ripped apart florida in 1992 comes close. super typhoon haiyan is expected to be greater than 150 miles an hour as it crosses over land and millions of people. >> along the path of this storm, you can expect complete devastation. it will act like a razor blade along the path of its eye. >> reporter: a year ago, a weaker typhoon there left 1,900 people dead. there are fears this super typhoon will be worse. abc news, seattle. >> the only saving grace here is it is moving quickly. whatever damage it will do it will move overnight. it's not going to stay on top of the islands. >> so scary. the winds are essentially some of the highest ever to make landfall. usually it takes 48 hours for people to get the magnitude and
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scope of how bad it is. obviously keep our fingers crossed and say prayers for people in the philippines. >> and the problem for experts because it never happened before they have a hard time saying what it may look like when it is done. all they can say is catastrophic and devastating which are not the good words. >> not good words. >> we will monitor the damage reports as we track this all morning long, and will have updates on "america this morning" as well as "good morning america." back here at home, the white house is on the offensive over the health care rollout some five weeks later. in an interview with nbc news, president obama said he is sorry that americans are losing health care plans he repeatedly said they could keep. >> we will do everything we can to help folks who find themselves in a difficult position because of this. >> the administration says those forced to change plans will end up with better insurance
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coverage. ongoing problems with the healthcare.gov website. >> according to the experts working on the site it's not going to get better anytime soon. ick klein is following that good morning, rick. >> reporter: john and diana, a startling admission from the obama administration. five weeks in to the launch f the healthcare.gov website, they are still identifying new issues with the website's functionality, in aiin func dee omty, in aiin of the quick fixes on tway 1 o whatith inal website that undu ver be t eemr, deadline for tho me t ti, ice or tho me compan saying it's tr th house ttnd ent period. not enough people are able to get online and get that health care. ls eonlno >> thank you. gay riate
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the senate approved a bipartisan proposal that prohibits workplace discrimination against gay, trssen among those voting against the measure was republican dan coates of indiana. he said it would force employers to violate their religious believes. bodynd ul it is vital fo country's long-standing rig >> when you say something is wrong and it shouldn't be done, that sends a powerful message to prevent discrimination in the - >> the history-making effort will likely end with the senate vote. house speaker john boehner said the law is not needed and has no plans to bring up for consideration. today's report on unemployment will provide a clearer picture of the impact of the government shutdown. the economic forecast of the american employers will add 122,000 jobs in october. that is down from 148,000 the month before. the white house report yesterday estimated the shutdown cost taxpayers $2 billion in lost productivity. in its much-anticipated stock market debut, twitter did not disappoint. in fact, shares of the hugely popular social media site skyrocketed well bond wall street's expectations.
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not a bad start for the seven-year-old company that never turned a profit. here's susan saulny. [ bell ] >> reporter: using its own signature shorthand #ring, twitter made its debut on the stock exchange with a price set at $26 a share under the ticker symbol twtr. but that didn't last long. early excitement drove the share price up much higher to more than $45 a share in initial trading. the initial price valued twitter, the popular social network that lets users send messages called tweets, at more than $18 billion. >> a lot of people they have to please with such a high price tag. >> reporter: twitter carefully managed the initial public offering with hopes to avoid the technical glitches that plagued facebook's launch 18 months ago. facebook stock price remained disappointingly flat for a year before climbing. >> twitter learned a lot of things from facebook in terms of
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what they did wrong. didn't offer as many shares. the company is not as expensive and have a little less glitz with the road show. that made for a nice ipo pop. >> reporter: twitter is seven years old but hasn't turned a profit in any of that time. susan saulny, abc news, washington. new concerns about the tesla model s electric car after another fire on the road. a tesla caught fire on wednesday on a tennessee freeway after the driver hit a piece of debris. it follows two other fires involving the electric car in the past six weeks. one in seattle and one in mexico. word of the accident was followed by another tumble of tesla stock. this may be a week that the toronto mayor would like to forget. first the admission from rob ford that he smoked crack-cocaine while he was drunk. now this videotape which is a rant in which the mayor threatens to kill somebody and poke his eyes out. ford says he was extremely inebriated and embarrassed but not stepping down.
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can you say red flag? growing controversy over the cover of "time" magazine. it features a shot of chris christie. the tag line, the elephant in the room. some readers immediately slammed the cover as a reference to christie's weight issues. others said it pointed to his growing influence on the republican party whose symbol is an elephant. neither "time" or christie has commented. let's take a look at friday's forecast now. the only troubling spots will be in the northwest with lingering rain and snow showers and the great lakes area which will see lake-effect snow. expect windy conditions from montana in to wyoming and across the corn belt. >> t-shirt and flip flops in the southwest. highs in the 70s and 80s. mostly 50s and 60s across the rest of the country. miami zoo waiting barely a week to trot out its newest addition, and here's why. this too cute newborn giraffe was born act 30th. already it stands six feet tall and weighs
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150 pounds. >> but so little. he stayed close to his mom on the first day outside as the rest of the herd checked out the new member. by the way, the zoo has named him grim, which really doesn't reflect the mood around the exhibit since he has arrived. >> why grim? >> i'm not sure. he is the 46th giraffe born at the miami zoo. >> wow. >> he has a long way to go before he is mama's height. >> he came out six feet and 150 pounds. hats off to mama. >> what more could we ask for? >> you got a six footer in there? >> my gosh, i hope not. i hope not. but i'm pretty sure i have a soccer player. >> there you go. coming up, from one wild animal to another. we are taking you to the only place in the world where you can find a remarkable mythical beast and they have been on earth longer than mankind itself. the latest sky shows. why scientists say we have underestimated the threat from above. you are watching "world news
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it was a little piece of outer space invading our inner space. >> folks across the western u.s. abuzz about the ball of fire in the sky. we are finding meteor strikes on earth are more common than we thought. here's abc's david wright. >> suspicious lights and sparks in the sky. >> reporter: look, up in the
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sky, a meteor. >> it is about ten miles off the highway that went in to the brush area. >> reporter: the shooting star lit up 911 call centers across the southwest. >> across the sky. >> reporter: we all saw the movie "armageddon," right? >> see that? >> reporter: how worried should we be? how big does it need to be before we put bruce willis on a spaceship? >> i presume it has to be big enough to walk around on. the average meteor strike is left usually by something no bigger than a pea. >> reporter: fiery rocks a big enough concern the u.n. has started to consider a plan to create an international asteroid warning network. astronomers not too worried about the big stuff, like the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs. that one was the size of mt. everest. no, what scares them more are meteors like the one that hit russia earlier this year. that one as big as a house. it could flatten a city.
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90% of those smaller meteors are not on astronomers' radar screens. they have thought a meteor strike was likely to happen once every 100 years. now they say more like once a decade. the vast majority cause only local damage. we don't even notice them. >> most of the earth's surface is water, and when it's not water it is uninhabited. >> reporter: next time you see a shooting star, make a wish that we'll all be okay. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> wow. so he said you have to be able to walk on it. the average size of what we get, apparently, are a size of a grain of sand to the size of a baseball. so nothing too worrisome except when it makes a flash like that. a grain of sand can make a flash like that in the sky? pretty cool. >> unbelievable. apparently the largest meteors are often broken up in to bits of asteroids. any night, any location, a few meteors can actually be seen each hour. so they are out there. >> wow.
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the ones that appear -- especially the one that fell in russia was scary stuff. >> really was. >> yeah. coming up, another sight. this one is out of this world. >> one of the most unusual animals you will ever see with an equally unusual name. where it is found next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. als you will ever see with als you will ever see with an equally unusual name. martin luther king jr.: we hold these truths to be self-evident -- that all men are created equal. john f. kennedy: the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. barbara jordan: the american dream need not forever be deferred. lyndon johnson: this is the richest and the most powerful country...
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hd3 ♪ there's a certain wild thing that captured the imagination of a lot of generations all the way back to ancient greece. >> the animal has been around for thousands of years and lives in the remostest part of the earth. this morning we are getting a bird's eye view. we're "up all nightline" with gloria rivera. >> reporter: deep in a remote region of china there's an
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animal so rare and bizarre looking it's no wonder they appear in myth and legend. the golden takin. so ancient many believe it inspired the greeting myth "jason and the golden fleece." today some believe it has supernatural powers. they can be brutally aggressive, a sort of prehistoric gladiator that is part wildebeest, part antelope, part anyone's guess. captured on "wild china "on nat geo wild says they are endangered due to ♪ >> reporter: the chinese government gave us unusual permission to trek in the nature reserve with a team of rangers and expert li shang. a panda bear of a man who so loves them he smiles at the very name, takin. so we're lucky to be able to be here? >> yeah, we are lucky.
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>> reporter: our mission to find them will demand far more than any of us expected. until, at last, this is the top of the mountains in the eastern tibetan plateau and we are close now. finally, below us, just close enough to make out, we see them. but after two days of trekking, i'm desperate to get closer. the rangers are skeptical but finally agree only after telling me if a takin charges, i should run in circles. if that is my only defense i am in trouble. and then suddenly there they are closer to our camera than we could have dreamed. within seconds, one of them gives us a stern look and we scramble away. we are told to stay down and stay silent. to me the takin is not odd looking but perfectly designed. their coats rugged but gorgeous. their bodies sturdy and strong. and that head, not bizarre,
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magnificent. >> no adult males -- >> reporter: no adult males which is good because they're more aggressive? >> when an adult male doesn't charge but the females get the message to get going. we do, too. taking one more second to savor the takin up close. a beast been on earth longer than man and a sight worth every step it took to get here. for "nightline," abc news on the eastern tibetan plateau, china. >> never even knew that creature existed. >> i was just going to say that. it's been around longer than mankind itself, and i didn't even know the thing was roaming the earth. >> never, ever, ever. >> probably because they are remote and difficult to get to and aggressive. hear about what she said about the male? you don't wanted them anywhere near. >> your defense is run in circles. does not sound like a good escape strategy. you kind of go nowhere. remote and difficult to get to and aggressive. hear about what she said about the male. >> you don't run away, toward it
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♪ ♪ it's friday. that can only mean one thing. time for "insomniac theater." opening this weekend, two big fantasy movies. we start with walt disney and marvel's "thor: the dark world." already owned domestically last night. chris hemsworth returning the title of a norse god returning as a superhero. natalie portman is a physicist and his love interest. >> i had to put an end to the slaughter. >> as excuses go, it's not terrible. but i saw you on tv. you were in new york. >> jane, i fought to protect you from the dangers of my world, but i was wrong. i was a fool. >> reporter: that movie already
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earned 70% on rotten tomatoes but the reviewers either loved it or hated it. michael bergen of "past" magazine writes, fun." "new york times" writes it is filled with multiple idiocies. eyeballs are too busy recoiling from the onslaught of disorienting 3-d effects. up next from the folks who brought us "scary movie" franchise comes a spoof of the sci-fi thriller, "hunger games." this called "the starving games." it is set in a post apocalyptic future. the haeroine volunteers to take her sister's place in the hunger games. here she is. >> i volunteer for the starving games. >> hugh janis. is there a hugh janus here?
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so far the reviews haven't been kind. we haven't been able to find one good review so we will tell you the bad ones. flickeringmyth.com writes, the humor seems to be have created by typing as many pop culture references as possible and asking the computer to randomly place them. and dustin putman, 83 minutes of rancorous stereotyping, lame bathroom gags and aimless often bafflingly outdated film references. i think they didn't get it. >> i don't get it. >> who's hugh janus? i'm still not getting it. who's -- is there a hugh janus? >> no. out of the two, i'd actually watch "the starving games." i'm giving a ringing endorsement. how about you? >> disney owns "thor," so i'm going with that. >> oh, jeez. all right. >> our bosses are watching. we'll do thor this weekend. >> that's our news for this half hour. do thor this weekend. >> that's our news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," the monster storm so this morning, terrifying typhoon. it could go down in history. fat fight. the fda's big warning as it demands heart-clogging trans fats off store shelves. >> this is a dangerous substance that people shouldn't be consuming. >> reporter: the public health threat and the fda's life-saving move. homesick soldiers. the phaseout of american troops in afghanistan couldn't happen fast enough. >> just doesn't seem like that day is ever going to come when you actually get to go home. >> we are there as troops and their families count the days until homecoming. it is friday, november 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and
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diana perez. >> good friday morning, everybody. we begin with a monster storm hammering the philippines, possibly the most powerful to make landfall in recorded history. >> look at the size of this typhoon. it slammed into a rural area of the country cutting off power and communications with winds topping 200 miles an hour. our coverage begins now with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: it's called super typhoon haiyan. it is 300 miles wide and bearing down on the philippines right now. this storm has had wind gusts of 235 miles an hour. that is comparable to an extremely powerful category 5 hurricane. evacuations have been ordered and officials are preparing people for significant risk to both lives and property. as it hit land, the sustained winds, opposed to the wind gusts, were reported at an unheard of 195 miles an hour. by comparison, the massively destructive superstorm sandy carried gusts of 80 miles an
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hour. and hurricane katrina, the worst in recent american history, hit with 120 mile-per-hour winds. but this one is much bigger and the warnings from officials sound like something you hear before the start of a war. at this hour, we do not know the extent of the damage. we may not know for a long time. officials have predicted some areas will lose power or be uninhabitable for what could be weeks and even months. and what is not directly impacted by the winds from this storm could face serious flooding from a severe storm surge. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> the only good news here, if we can say that, is the typhoon is moving relatively quickly. >> let's get the latest from accu-weather where jim dickey is tracking this massive storm. >> good morning. supertyphoon haiyan pounds the philippines with gusting winds of up to 200 miles. the winds will subside throughout the day.
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the rain pours down in to manila as much as 8 to 12 inches of rain not out of the question. flooding is a concern. good news it is departing quickly. conditions improving in the philippines. back to you. >> thank you, jim. keep it here on abc news for the latest on the typhoon in the philippines. get the latest damage reports later on on "america this morning" and "good morning america." major story this morning is an apology from president obama to people losing their health insurance. in an interview with nbc news, mr. obama said he is sorry the americans are losing the plans he said they could keep under the health care law. >> i am sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we will do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position
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as a consequence of this. >> the white house argued those impacted will ultimately receive better coverage. meantime, the health care website continues to be a can of worms. software engineers and tech analysts say as they try to fix existing problems, new ones are cropping up. the new jobs report out today will provide a clearer picture of the government shutdown. economists forecast that american employers added 122,000 jobs in october. and that's down from 148,000 the month before. a white house report yesterday estimated that the shutdown cost the u.s. between $2 billion and $6 billion in lost productivity. twitter's first day as a publicly traded company was a resounding success. far exceeding wall street's expectations. twitter closed at nearly $45 a share. up 73% from the initial offering. that puts the company's value at $24.5 billion. analysts are warning investors that rushing out to snap up the
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stock would not be wise. >> takes a few days to find its right level. that means where you have buyers and sellers meeting in the middle. twitter managed to avoid the glitches that plagued facebook's market debut 18 months ago. facebook's stock languished at a disappointing low price for more than a year before it finally climbed. the food and drug administration is taking on an american food staple, trans fats. scientists warn that no amount of those artery-clogging fats is safe and banning them completely will save lives. abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser has details. >> reporter: 7,000 lives a year. that's how many people the fda estimates will be saved if they do it. they aim to remove all trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils. phos. it means many of the foods america loves would have to change. half a gram of trans fat. from this pie to pop secret popcorn, to white castle frozen sliders. >> this is a dangerous substance that people shouldn't be consuming. >> reporter: trans fats have been used to keep foods fresher
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longer. but in your body, it can damage arteries, boost bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. all bad for your heart. causing as many as 20,000 heart attacks a year. a lot of food makers reduced the oils. but until the ban takes place how can you spot them? best tip, remember trans fats are a type of pho, partially hydrogenated oils. this crisco, this label says "zero trans fat." but look -- there is still partially hydrogenated oil in there. crisco says they are phasing that out too. they are allowed to say zero trans fat if there is less than a half gram per serving. but right now, there is no regulation on phos. i have been hearing from viewers and they are asking why is the fda issuing a ban instead of a warning? the reason is they have determined the chemicals aren't just unhealthy, they're unsafe at any level. they had to take action. dr. richard besser, abc news,
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new york. >> worrisome we have been consuming this for all of these years and just now the fda is saying we can save lives if we take them off the shelves completely. >> cardiologists were telling everybody in the 1970s, 1980s, not to have butter or margarine and they said they were killing people and didn't know it. trans fat is tasty. when you substitute hydrogenated oil, it just doesn't have the same taste. it is unfortunate. >> we were talking about this yesterday. if you go to a fast food restaurant that changed, you can taste the difference. >> no doubt about it. you have the old little cakes, ring dings, devil dogs when you were a kid. they make them still but not with that trans fat. >> i guess the good news is our kids are getting used to the flavor that it has now, that is without the trans fats. >> and not like it is just going to make you heavy. it will kill you. >> it is bad. >> real bad. let's talk about a 500-pound man from fans. he is
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stranded in the u.s. because the airline that brought him here is refusing to honor his ticket. he spent a year and a half at the mayo clinic. doctors treated his hormone disorder, but british airways now says the 22-year-old is too large to fit in a coach seat. he's been stuck at a hotel near o'hare airport for a week. >> people like me or bigger cannot travel because they'll have the same problem. >> he needs round-the-clock oxygen and medical attention. british airways says he cannot be safely accommodated on board. the family plans to take a train to new york and sail back on the queen mary ii. thanksgiving travel will be up slightly from last year according to new figures from an airline industry group. 25 million american passengers are expected to travel from november 22nd to 23rd. that's a 1.5% increase from last year and won't be much margin for error for the flying public. planes are expected to be more than 85% full. you don't want to be on standby
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during holiday. >> the worst. visitors to an atlanta exhibition featuring artifacts from the "titanic" must have thought they were being punked. when they arrived, they found that it was unexpectedly closed. >> the reason clearly stated on this season -- "titanic the artifact exhibition is currently closed due to water damage." that's right. it features hundreds of objects recovered from the "titanic." it famously collided with an iceberg in 1912 and sank in the atlantic ocean. one turned away visitor tweeted out, "i'm getting a sinking feeling." >> the water damage was minimal and the exhibition has reopened. >> another tweet said, "this is just the tip of the iceberg, apparently the same built that built the "titanic" must have built the exhibit." >> funny now. better not have tweeted it a week after the disaster. no tweeting back then as far as i can tell. the image that is 165 million years old that could be downright pornographic. >> and safety first for your kids in the car. what experts are saying about booster seats. which are best and which you should avoid. you are watching "world news now." ♪
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♪ here in my car ♪ here in my car keeping our most precious cargo safe in our cars is every parent's top priority. >> that priority just got easier. booster seat rankings are out, and choosing the rate one has never been easier. abc's susan saulny has details. >> reporter: there's good news for parents struggling to find good booster seats to keep their kids safe while driving. the insurance institute for highway safety says its new ratings show booster seats are getting value. >> the institute evaluated and rated booster seats to see how well they position belts on 4 to 8-year-old kids and more are doing a good job before than before with proper belt fit. >> reporter: more than half earned a top rating by the institute. out of 31 new models tested, 19 are
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considered best bets meaning their shoulder and lap belts fit correctly on a child no matter which car their parents drive. >> with a good booster the lap belt should ride flat across the upper thighs, not on the upper tummy. and the shoulder should be across the shoulder, not snuggly on the shoulder and not up against the neck. >> reporter: the insurance institute began rating booster seats five years ago after research showed most booth booster seats weren't correctly fitting children. experts say seat manufacturers still have a way to go before most booster seats on the market are considered excellent in terms of safety. >> what this report found is that while there are many booster seats out there that are top rated, there are many that aren't. you have to look at the rating of the seat you buy. >> reporter: the top-rated seats range from $18 on the low end to $300 on the high end. experts advise parents to test them out before making a final decision.
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john and diana? >> all right, susan. you are in the thick of it with your little one it. >> is all about the research. you find something for a bargain and you are like, hey, it's 18, 20, 50 bucks but the more you research and you start to realize, although there are great ones that are less than $100 sometimes you think because they are more expensive they are better. that's not true. >> i'm lucky. i just got out of the booster seat phase altogether. i'm good to go. it is not only how much the child weighs, the age but how much they weigh. you can be above the average limit but not heavy enough and you still need to be in one. >> right. and in a child's seat, car seat, you have to turn them around and not face the front for a long time and that's also a magic number. >> and you miss seeing their face. >> you have to put the little mirror. >> this is good information for every parent out there to know in general they are getting better is really calming information for all of us. >> no doubt. coming up, homesick for the holidays. bringing a small piece of home to u.s. soldiers stationed in
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afghanistan. josh elliott visiting some of america's bravest. and ahead in our next half-hour, giving a home to children desperate to have a family of their own. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. giving a home
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for many families, trying to keep it together can be difficult as we approach the holidays and particularly hard for military families.
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>> 48,000 troops still in afghanistan. josh elliott made the journey to ease the pain of being away for the holidays. that is why it is our "favorite story of the day." >> reporter: they are the reunions that dig deep in to the soul. >> come here. >> daddy! >> reporter: soldiers returning home to their loved ones. >> i missed you, daddy. >> reporter: for the lotts family, theirs is a homecoming within reach. >> i have a little countdown every day that i mark down like one day closer. >> reporter: her husband on a nine-month deployment. they are separated by over 6500 miles. it's a trip i would also make. >> just doesn't seem like that day will ever come where you actually get to go home. >> reporter: this is the captain's second deployment, his first since being married. brittany gave birth to their first child, daughter finley, just three months ago. >> it's one of those things you always think about that, person will be there for. but it's okay, but it makes it a little bit -- just scary to do it alone, you know. >> you only have the birth of
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your first child once. but america says i need to be over here. so -- you know, they wouldn't call it service if it was easy. >> reporter: the captain's job of clearing roadside bombs and ieds is exceedingly dangerous work. >> you have to be thinking all the time. >> reporter: and a reminder of how far away home truly is. >> i tell him, oh, she's grown this much. i quit telling him because it bums him out because he just feels like he's missing. >> reporter: so we decided to bring a small piece of home to captain lotts here on the front lines. >> hi, sweetheart. we are so excited to get you home. we are counting down the hours. >> reporter: this, a first
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glimpse of a daughter her daddy's yet to meet. >> can you smile for him? >> reporter: how's that? >> it's good. i can't wait to get home. >> reporter: as he and the rest of his division ready themselves for the final days in afghanistan and board their flight home, a realization of just what is waiting for them on the other end of this journey. a reunion that cannot come fast enough. josh elliott, abc news, afghanistan. >> such a great thing when they come home. >> by the way, they do meet finally in that auditorium. and you will be able to see the payoff which is already welling me up tonight on world news. >> documenting your paycheck if you keep tearing up. i think you just had to give away -- you have been docked 20 bucks. >> scott our producer is great. he always says kleenex alert because he's figure ed me up. >> great story, josh. coming up, the sex act frozen in time for 165 million years. >> moments away from "the mix" and the friday polka. from "the mix"
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and the friday polka. for 165 years. >> moments a way from the mix and the friday polka.
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yeah, we're enjoying this one. hopefully you will, too. romance, love, maybe the oldest lasting couple on earth. they are insect fossilized doing the deed for 165 million years. that's right. are caught in the act. they are frog hoppers. cue the barry white or whatever you want to play there. they were mating belly to belly or face to face like modern day frog hoppers. i -- >> wow. okay. i have to get through this. a note posted on reddit and it is elementary school at its best. it says, dear ashley, will you please be my girlfriend? i lake you a lot, check yes, no,
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or maybe? she said i already have a boyfriend. how about in two months? >> nice. >> polka time. >> polka time. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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eight years into the disease was when all the light went out. for me, it was heart-wrenching. look into the eyes of somebody with alzheimer's sometime, you just don't see -- the person's soul is, like, gone. bea: and it takes a toll on everyone. i mean, it's -- it's a depressing disease to watch unfold before your eyes. she actually thought those of us who were caring for her and who loved her most were her worst enemies. more and more responsibilities fell on my shoulders. lisa: this disease just ravages a family. it changes your life. the magnitude of it is indescribable. my mother taught me to be in the moment. we have to live in the moment with them. and i'm going to be with that person right now, in this moment, wherever she is. art: now is the moment. if we work together, we can stop this epidemic. grace: contact brightfocus and learn more.
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this morning on "world news now," so sorry. the president apologizes to americans who are losing medical insurance because of obama care. as even more problems surface with the health care website. monster typhoon. the ferocious 200 mile-per-hour winds blasting the philippines right now. communications are cut off in parts of the nation as this historic storm blows through. celebrating 95. the reverend billy graham's birthday party. the faithful and friends wish him the best after he gave his final sermon. happy hour. the picture of rihanna using unusual glass ware to satisfy her thirst. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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we are -- she looked good in that red dress. one of the best i've seen on her. drinking out of the shoe, though -- >> a lot of pictures we see she's posted them herself, and she's a wreck. >> i know. >> unless she is half naked and then she looks wonderful. >> and look, we're talking about her. so she succeeded. that's what is important. the white house is on the defensive this morning over the troubled rollout of obama care. president obama apologized to those americans dropped by their insurance companies. >> experts working on the healthcare.gov website say as they try to fix existing problems, new ones are appearing. mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. with the obama administration taking a political beating for the health care website and its rollout, frustrated insurance consumers are facing
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cancelation, are getting noticed. in an interview airing on nbc news on thursday night, mr. obama apologized to those losing their health care plans despite his repeated assurances. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: it's the most personal concession from the president about his ill-fated rollout of his signature health care plan. >> we will do everything we can to deal with folks that find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> engineers find new problems with the healthcare.gov website imperilling the president's promise to fix the bugs by the end of november. on capitol hill, kathleen sebelius, health and human services secretary, faced more tough questions from republicans and democrats. >> why not shut down and do it right? >> no more caveats or excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: sebelius pledges to fix healthcare.gov but warned initial enrollment numbers will be low. >> i'm hoping that with the site improvement we'll see more
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robust numbers -- >> reporter: president obama is hoping the same. apology or not, five weeks into the launch of the website they are still identifying new issues with the site and trying to fix the old ones. john and diana? >> abc's mary bruce, thank you. that brings us to our facebook question of the day. is the president's apology enough for people facing health care insurance cancellations? join the discussion at wnnfans.com. new signals there this morning there could be a major breakthrough in nuclear talks with iran. secretary of state john kerry is making an unscheduled trip to geneva to join negotiations. iran's plan is to cap atomic activities in exchange from crippling economic sanctions as been accepted by the six nations involved in the talks so far. millions of people in the philippines are at the mercy of a giant typhoon, and it may be the strongest typhoon anyone has seen. the storm was whipping up 235
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mile-per-hour winds before barrelling ashore this morning. tens of thousands of people have been evacuated but the experts say the damage could be catastrophic. our coverage begins with abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: this is a beach in the island of the philippines. and this is what it is facing today. >> this is by all effects a monster storm. >> reporter: so massive and powerful, super typhoon haiyan could be the strongest ever to hit land in recorded history, a giant sprawl of the storm is stunning even from space. its scale staggering, 300 miles wide. the distance from boston to philadelphia. some 10 million people in harm's way are struggling to protect themselves. classes have been cancelled at schools while these fishermen try to save the boats that are their livelihood. broadcasters have sent up the alarm, sending people to shelters they hope will withstand the howling winds. typhoon haiyan is blasting
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ashore in what would be stronger than a category five hurricane, if such a thing existed. in u.s. history, only hurricane andrew, which ravaged florida in 1982, comes close. there are fears it may inflict a historic catastrophe. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> so scary. with catastrophic wind gusts and up to a foot of rain, this typhoon could definitely go to our history books. >> our coverage continues with accu-weather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. good morning. the super typhoon continues to track, but the good news is the storm has likely reached the peak intensity. earlier on, wind gusts, 160, 170 miles an hour. that's about as bad as you can see from one of the systems here. still likely gusts to 125 mile an hour range. causing widespread destruction. the rain continues to pour down as well. many spots, 8 to 12 inches of rain nosing into manila. john, diana, back to you. >> thank you the, jim. we will monitor damage reports all morning long as we track
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this typhoon. we will have extensive updates later this morning on good morning and "america this morning." now let's check our national forecast. over than some lingering rain and snow, we're going to have in the northwest, we have some lake-effect snow around the great lakes, as well. most of the nation can plan on mild and dry days. however, it will be a very windy from montana to wyoming and across the corn belt. temperatures coast to coast will be in the 50s and 60s. the southwest some summer-like readings in the 70s and 80s. all right. an ohio man recovering after a dramatic explosion in suburban cleveland. it was captured on camera. one of the propane tanks he was delivering fell off the forklift and the ran over it. a huge fireball erupting just as a car was passing by. it sounded like a bomb but the man managed to escape with smoke coming from his body and already is released from the hospital. another disturbing allegation against richey incognito already accused of bullying a teammate. he allegedly harassed a volunteer during the dolphins' annual golf tournament last
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year. he's accused of touching the woman's privates with a golf club, rubbing himself up against her and pouring a bottle of water on her face. the woman told police that others witnessed the incident but didn't stop incognito who was reportedly drunk. >> oh, boy. incognito is not the only high-profile sports figure to be linked to anger issues. rutgers basketball coach mike rice was fired for physically and verbally abusing his college players in practice. it was caught on videotape. he is speaking out in an interview with robin roberts. rice says he is a changed man. >> reporter: how do you defend throwing a ball at players, striking players, verbal abuse, the anti-gay slurs? >> you don't. it's unacceptable. it's something that i'll never get over. >> reporter: rice insists he's changed for the better since the scandal broke in new jersey six months ago. >> there you see him with his wife and his wife during this
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interview said it has been devastating for their entire family. >> absolutely. his reputation and they have to pay the bills and this is a high-paying job he had. and i'm sure that's -- yeah. got to get a new career at this point. >> absolutely. and also what save it says about her husband and the environment he might be creating in his own home if this is the way he is treating kids under his belt. >> you hope he's changing. i think everybody deserves a second chance. everybody. >> absolutely. >> hopefully he has changed, and hopefully he gets a second chance and makes it right. >> you will see the full interview on "good morning america" and "20/20" by the way. now we start with the redskins visiting the vikings. washington had a ten-point lead at halftime thanks to rg3. >> minnesota scoring the final 20 points and defense forcing griffin in to three straight incompletions. minnesota holding off 34-27. college ranks stanford hosting oregon. both teams in the top five. the cardinals beat them 26-0 with the lead, shutting out the
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ducks' high-speed offense until well in the fourth quarter. but oregon staged a late comeback. including a 65-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt. it wasn't enough, though. stanford takes down oregon for the second straight here. the final score 26-20. i'm going to come out and say, i don't follow -- >> not your thing. >> probably because my school hofstra is never anywhere near. >> hofstra pride. >> that's us. >> that is slightly better than my nyu violets. the flower. my alma mater was the violet. struck fear in the hearts. >> the violent violets. >> we couldn't have been the pit bulls, we were the violets. coming up, the date "star wars" fans have been waiting for. and a happy moment in a courtroom that brightened the lives of 50 children. you are watching "world news now." ♪ we are family i've got all of my sisters and me ♪
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reverend billy graham on his 95th birthday. but as dan harris reports, it was graham who gave them a birthday gift. >> no man come to the father but by me. >> reporter: the preacher seems slower these days but his final message to america still clear as a bell. >> our country's in great need of a spiritual awakening. there have been times as i have gone city to city and i've seen how far people have wandered from god. >> reporter: his final sermon shot over the past year in billy graham's mountaintop home in north carolina. here he is in his favorite chair with his dog by his side. this son of dairy farmers, minister to every president since truman and brought the gospel directly in to america's living rooms. but in private, he is a surprisingly humble man. married to the same woman, ruth, for more than 60 years. she died in 2007. the grahams spoke with diane
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in 1992. >> his favorite meal is can of vienna sausages, cold tomatoes and a can of baked beans, all cold dumped on a plate. his favorite meal. a man like that has to be -- >> what a gourmet. >> reporter: throughout his life it's been the gospel that has sustained him. >> is there one passage of a scripture or one part of a hymn that never fails to make you feel great? >> "what a friend we have in jesus." eisenhower's favorite hymn and my favorite hymn. ♪ what a friend we have in jesus ♪ >> reporter: today on this video what maybe billy graham's final public prayer. >> i invite you to come into my heart and life. i want to trust and follow you as my lord and savior. in jesus' name, amen. >> reporter: he is very direct in this final message, arguing that america is
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in spiritual peril but there is hope in the form of the gospel. it's remarkable to watch this man who's seen so much change in the course of his public ministry but his core message has not changed one bit. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> amazing man. >> his staff says over the course of his lifetime he has probably reached an audience between broadcast and radio of 2.2 billion people. and i have a funny feeling they are conservative about that. >> since 1955 gallup has had a poll of the most admired men and women and billy graham is on the list more than any other person since 1955. >> i'm not surprised. >> transcends whatever faith. everybody admires this man. he's a great man. >> for good reason, too. coming up, rihanna proving that you do not rihanna proving you do not need a glass to enjoy happy hour. and a surprise celebrity wedding that was over in minutes. find out who orchestrated the whole thing. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news no
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny all right. welcome in to "the skinny." once again, rihanna is in the news once again. if it was anybody else nobody would blink but because it is rihanna we have to show you. we have the video. she was in a club in barbados. a couple of days ago, the sugar
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ultra lounge. >> what is she drinking out of. >> a shoe? >> a stiletto. >> that is nasty. is it at least a glass stiletto, or is it leather and gross and sweaty and nasty? >> that's the question. this is posted by a fellow club goer posted on instagram. but the question is, is it her raggedy old stiletto she is drinking out of because she is so cool or a new glass ware we are so behind and don't know about because she's riri and we are not. questions, questions, questions. >> i really hope it is made of glass. >> probably is. probably being silly. >> okay. okay. let's talk about kaley cuoco and ryan sweeting. the tennis player and tv actress from "big bang theory." >> kind of losing it on this friday. ellen always knows how to have fun. she arranges and surprises kaley cuoco with a mock wedding to her fiance. check it out. listen in. >> take my rings.
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here. >> take my rings? >> here, here. >> this isn't legal, right? >> it is legal. >> does this look real to you? >> power invested in me by google search you guys are married. >> only ellen can pull it off. >> is it official? >> no. it is a mock wedding but looked official. >> she talked about how she swore off love before she met him. and she wasn't interest it, and by the second date she was like oh, yeah. this is it. >> she is pretty. look at that picture. listen to this. "star wars" episode seven, we have a date for its release. it will be released december 18th, 2015. we have a while before we will see this. disney bought "star wars," one of the biggest movie franchises, from lucas films in 2012 and production has begun. shooting will begin in spring, 2014. and it will be heavy-hitter names here. j.j. abrams will direct it. he directed "mission impossible 3", "star trek" and scripted by
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abrams and lawrence kasdan who scripted "raiders of the lost ark," "return of the jedi." in good company. there you have it, everybody. it is coming on out. >> i hope it is good. >> it's going to be excellent. disney is behind it. >> disney is the parent company so if it is not good we will say it is good anyway. >> it will be great. okay. jay-z kind of getting himself in legal hot water anyway. he is being sued. manhattan record label wants to drag him in to court. i guess they haven't done it yet. this is courtesy of "the daily news." they socked the brooklyn rapper and his record company with a copyright infringement lawsuit. saying he copied a '60s jam without permission, and he will have to defend himself. the track "run this town" features rihanna and kanye west
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and samples hook and sling dozens of times allegedly according to the suit. i guess it goes with the territory but we'll see what happens. oes with the territory but we'll see what happens.
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♪ we are family ♪ i've got all my sisters in me ♪ many of us take our families for granted, forgetting there are for granted forgetting there are many children out there who are praying to sing the words "we are family." >> yesterday in texas 50 children had those prayers answered. we have this report from austin. >> reporter: at the juvenile justice center, the usual somber atmosphere is overflowing with smiles and the laughter of little ones. the halls and courtrooms are transformed interest the enchanted emerald city from the "wizard of oz."
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>> it is a fairy tale beginning too, right? >> emma franco went into foster care as a toddler. the 16-year-old is dressed as dorothy but she won't have to click her heels together to go home. instead -- >> adoption granted. >> reporter: the gavel gives her a forever family. anna wishes more people would open their hearts to the many children who need a place to call home. >> they have a chance at getting a family and a new start and they can change the world for us. >> reporter: for aaron martinez and his brother and sister, the wait is finally over. >> i'm excited. because i will have a brother and sister and a new mom and dad. >> it's been a long process, and we're ready to, you know, finish. >> tell the truth and nothing but the truth? say yes. >> yes. >> in a courtroom filled with family and friends. >> are you asking the court to
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grant this adoption today? >> yes. >> reporter: tears of happiness flow as the youngsters get a new last name. a fairy tale ending to their time in foster care. >> adoption granted. >> adoption granted. >> adoption granted. >> very good. [ applause ] >> reporter: and a new begi >> this tows goa rough time in the last s a lot, their homes, children, their friends, children, the gathtends, making a family. >> wow. >> wonderful. >> the statistics, though, for children who live in foster care are startling. there are 40,000 children living without permanent families right now in the foster care system. some of them will go on to adulthood without ever being adopted. >> each year 27,000 children age ut are you tearing up again?
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breaking news this morning -- one of the most powerful storms ever. it's landed into the philippines this morning, wreaking havoc, with winds around 200 miles per hour. millions of people caught in its path. here at home, a rare presidential apology. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation. >> president obama, talking to americans losing their health care coverage, despite his assurances. critics are already calling it half-hearted. a delivery in the nation's heartland. and the driver who survives a fireball. for the second-straight year, stanford pounds out a win over oregon. and their fans take to the field to celebrate.

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