Skip to main content

tv   America This Morning  ABC  November 1, 2011 4:00am-4:30am EDT

4:00 am
making news this morning, cain's changing tune. >> herman cain under fire and swinging back against harassment claims. in new interviews he offers his side of what happened. lifeguards shut down a popular stretch of beach after a surfer is face to face with a great white. and kim kardashian's short-lived marriage. was splitting up all part of the plan? how divorce can help her bottom line coming up in the post. captions paid for by abc, inc. good morning. i'm cecelia vega. >> cain is now the ninth --
4:01 am
>> reporter: presidential hopeful herman cain tries to knock down the sexual harassment allegations that could derail his campaign. >> those accusations are totally false. >> reporter: cain does however admit in the 1990s when he ran the national restaurant association the trade group investigated allegations made against him by two female employees. >> and it was concluded after a thorough investigation that it had no basis. >> reporter: whether there was basis or not the association paid the women cash settlement. hours after cain said he didn't know about the payment he changed his tune. in an interview with fox news cain spoke aut the settlement with the association reached with the women. >> maybe three months salary, something like that, just trying to recall it. i don't remember, it might have been two months. >> reporter: news of the
4:02 am
allegations was first reported by politico. cain has soared to the top of the republican presidential field but the controversy could be the first real test of his candidacy. >> most people have not yet tuned into the presidential race so this is the first big story that they will have heard about cain. and if it's the one that sticks that will be difficult for him to shake. >> reporter: cain called the controversy a witchhunt. he says of 40 years of being in business he's never harassed anyone. rob? >> we'll see where the scandal goes from here. thank you. in other news jetblue is apologizing for its performance during last week's big snowstorm. this video was posted onlining a acknowledged the airline kept passengers on flights longer than it should have. in one case more than seven hours. lisa stark has the details. >> reporter: there is what greeted passengers when they escaped their plane, a foot of snow and a long walk.
4:03 am
>> we have been here now for 7 1/2 hours. >> reporter: that was the captain of jetblue504 with 123 passengers. one of the planes stuck on the snowy tarmac at the hartford, connecticut, airport. >> chaotic, uncomfortable, disorganized, just a mess. >> reporter: andrew carter was on that flight, normally equipped two-hour jaunt from ft. lauderdale, florida, to newark, new jersey. but the plane couldn't land at newark after the airport lost critical navigation equipment. the pilots low on fuel diverted to hartford airport 100 miles away. jetblue says that airport was overwhelmed with two dozen other diverted flights. inside the plane snacks and water ran out, toilets backed up. >> i had a paraplegic onboard that needs to come off, i have a diabetic on here that's got an issue, i just got a get help. i don't care, take us anywhere. >> reporter: the nightmare experienced before during
4:04 am
another storm in 2007 which helped convince the government to ban long tarmac delays. lisa stark, abc news, reagan national airport. this morning a million and a and a half are still without pour after the storm. the governor says the damage in new jersey could be worse than after hurricane irene. 60 extra utility crews from southern states are on the way there and with down power lines and dark streets halloween trick or treating had to be postponed or even canceled for many children. but in some towns there were creative solutions. in paramas, new jersey, they put on a nearby party. in nearby wayne parents organized a trunk or treat, lots of candy in a single parking lot and in many cases kids went to stores at the mall. >> i like that. in other news now we'll find out today the michael jackson's doctor conrad murray will take the stand in his own defense in
4:05 am
the involuntary manslaughter trial. he told the jury yesterday he'll make his decision after talking to attorneys. yesterday the defense' strong witness was threatened by the judge with contempt of court and $1,000 fine stemming from answers he gave during a scathing cross-examination by the prosecutor. a suspect with a criminal record is now behind bars in mexico charged with killing a u.s. flight attendant. the victim nick and his suspect went into a hotel room together. he was later found in that room beaten and strangled a belt. the man admits punching him but insists he did not kill him. secretary of state hillary clinton is staying close to her home because her mother is ill. clinton had been scheduled to leave on an international trip last night. clinton's mother is 92 years old. congress hasn't gotten much done about jobs or the economy lately but tonight the house will vote on a pro poll is a to reaffirm the u.s. motto "in god
4:06 am
we trust." it will be introduced under special track rules requiring a 3/4 majority so this proposal could fail to past. >> good to see they are tackling the big issues on capitol hill. for this morning's weather from around the country, the central northern iraqis will see rain that will eventually turn to snow. it will be clear across the middle of the country and along the middle coast as well. showers in southern florida from the carolinas to new england. >> temperatures in the northeast will be seasonal in the 50s, some above average. readings near the great lakes and the central plains, 77 in dallas, of 66 in atlanta, 62 in chicago and 54 right here in new york city. and coming up this morning after the break, new recession fears this morning. could be some bad news for the u.n. beaches closed after a close encounter with jaws. another great white spotted on a california coast. and the late-night plane crash with a major sports figure onboard.
4:07 am
4:08 am
4:09 am
welcome back, everybody. there are new worries about europe's economy this morning. despite last week's debt crisis deal, many economists still think europe could be headed for another recession. and that could hurt the u.s. and other countries that depend on europe for trade. many countries are still over their heads in debt and unemployment running as high as 21%. the brokerage firm that was
4:10 am
supposed to mark former new jersey governor's jon corzine's triumphant return to wall street is in bankruptcy. he was very successful at goldman sachs before entering politics. now, there's questions about what happened to millions of dollars of customers' money. although, no specific accusations yet. first, it was natural disasters in japan. now, it's flooding in thailand that's affecting honda. the automaker says parts shortages are forcing it to cut u.s. and canadian production by 50%. it's too early to tell if u.s. dealers will run out of some models. overseas markets are down with concerns over last week's debt deal. tokyo's nikkei average lost 153 points today. hong kong's hang seng is down 395. in london, the ftse opened lower. on wall street, the dow gave up 276 points yesterday. the nasdaq index fell 53. and despite yesterday's down day, october actually was a very good month for the dow, which
4:11 am
saw its best month in nine years, rising more than 1,000 points at 9.5%. it's now up 83% from way back in march of '09. that was the lowest point after the financial meltdown. and next on this tuesday morning, details on a remarkable surgery today to separate two conjoined toddlers. then, attacked by a shark. bitten in the neck. a surfer talks about his brush with death. and our favorite story of the day. can kim kardashian make even more money by being divorced? did you know that acids in everyday foods can soften and wear away tooth enamel? once enamel's gone, it's gone for good. try... it uses an innovative gel-to-foam technology to surround your teeth, protecting them from the effects of acid erosion. pronamel iso-active strengthens and re-hardens acid-softened enamel. in fact, it's the number one dentist recommended brand for protection against the effects of acid erosion.
4:12 am
try (new) pronamel iso-active today. this has been medifacts for pronamel iso-active. if you have painful, swollen joints, i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if, while on enbrel, you experience persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. get back to the things that matter most.
4:13 am
good job girls. ask your rheumatologist if enbrel is right for you. it's real milk full of calcium and vitamin d. and tastes simply delicious. for those of us with lactose intolerance... lactaid® milk. the original 100% lactose-free milk. and they say things will be back to normal today at this power plant in wisconsin. look at this video, a day after a huge section of bluff right next to it, along lake michigan gave way. some trailers and at least one pickup truck ended up in the lake.
4:14 am
carried by the debris. no one was injured. >> unbelievable there were with no injuries. take a look at your morning road conditions on this tuesday. expect some ice to develop in the rockies as rain there turns to snow. also, it will be wet along parts of i-95 in florida and in the mid-atlantic region. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in the mile-high city, denver. mostly clear skies across the rest of the nation. surfers and swimmers off the coast of san diego are now being warned to stay out of the water this morning. a great white shark was spotted dangerously close to shore. >> experts say it's rare for a great white to be sighted in the area. the surfer who had a too close encounter with a huge predator still can't believe it. >> i was shaken up about it. it did a couple circles around me. checking me out. not too comfortable about that. if i could have walked on water, i would have. >> i can believe that. luckily, the man caught a wave and was able to quickly get back to shore. those warnings are expected to
4:15 am
last throughout the week. and further up the coast another surfer is back home after a near-fatal shark attack. eric tarantino walked out of the san jose hospital with bandages, on his neck, right arm and hand. the shark bite missed his vein and carotid artery. he is very thankful to be alive. >> i want to thank everyone on the beach. the paramedics in the ambulance. they did a great job. also, everyone at the hospital. i feel really lucky and grateful right now. >> and despite the attack, tarantino says he will get back into the water. >> brave guy. plenty of questions to answer this morning about why a luxury plane crashed after landing last night in key west. the nose of that jet wound up on the ground. onboard, though, were the owner of nascar's top team and his wife, rick and linda hendrick,
4:16 am
along with two pilots. the plane had no brakes upon landing. and there will be a rare and delicate operation at stanford universi university's children's hospital today. a team of doctors will separate conjoined twins, 2-year-old angelina and angelica sabuco. they are linked at the chest and share an about member, as well. the outlook is pretty good. we'll have more about the surgery coming up on "good morning america." your story, actually. the world series champion st. louis cardinals are without a manager, now that 67-year-old tone in a larussa has announced his retirement. as for last night's football game, we get the highlights from espn news. >> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. "monday night football" from kansas city. the chiefs, hosting the chargers. fourth quarter, we go. chargers leading, 20-12. how about curtis brinkley,
4:17 am
backup running back. going over the top. ruling on the field is a touchdown. stretches over the goal line. chargers down 20-18. next play, chargers go for a two-point conversion. to brinkley. and again, he converts. so, we are tied up at 20-20. after the punt, chargers at third and 18. on first down to patrick crayton for the first down. chargers on the drive, in field goal range. rivers fumbling the snap. are you serious? the chiefs recover. look at it right there. philip rivers leads the nfl in turnovers. however, the chiefs get one more chance in regulation. ensuing drive, matt cassel, looking. picked off by eric webber, the safety. so, the game is heading to overtime. chiefs driving in o.t. crucial third and 14. it's a long conversion, what
4:18 am
they need. cassel, for the first down. chiefs driving. now in field goal range. that sets up this. from 30 yards out. he had a game-winner last halloween. does it again. chiefs win 23-20. and now, the chiefs, raiders and chargers are all tied atop the afc west. that is your espn news update. i'm don bell. >> good game last night. another contestant on abc's "dancing with the stars" will be sent packing tonight. everyone got into the halloween mood last night, though, with some extravagant makeup and a lot of costumes. >> yeah. they performed their individual dances as well as a team dance. after their scores were added together, ricki lake held first place. rob kardashian was in second. >> nancy grace came in last, after the judges criticized her timing. we'll have to tune in tonight to see who gets sent home. coming up next this morning "the pulse," was kim kardashian's marriage just about all the money?
4:19 am
>> it won't go away. and rick perry's viral video. we'll show you the campaign speech that has people talking for all of the wrong reasons.
4:20 am
4:21 am
♪ it was the best day [ whooping ] ♪ it was the best day ♪ it was the best day ♪ ♪ it was the best day ♪ 'cause of you we make a great pair. huh? progressive and the great outdoors! we make a great pair. right, totally. that's what i was thinking. all kinds of vehicles, all kinds of savings. multi-policy discounts from progressive. call or click today. welcome back, everybody. time to check "the pulse," starting with the story everyone seems to have an opinion about this morning. kim kardashian's divorce after just 72 days of marriage.
4:22 am
>> yeah. she cited irreconcilable differences. the soon-to-be ex, pro basketball player, kris fris is devastated. >> that's howard bragman. he says divorce may have been part of the plan all along because it makes for good television. >> these numbers are shocking. according to one report, the televised wedding netted the couple $18 million. that means they earned about $250,000 for every day they were married. >> and part of the issue -- part of the problem, they say he wanted her to move to minnesota. but she said i'm a hollywood way. no way. who knows? that's love hollywood style, folks. more than a few eyebrows are being raised over a rick perry video that's gone viral. >> the 25-minute video shows
4:23 am
perry rambling and making jokes during a new hampshire speech last week. it's pretty clear he was off-script. >> you know what i mean? like 9% it's expansion. pay the lawyers. pay the accountants. all that money is gone. or -- that. and they declared victory or death. we're kind of into those slogans, man. it's like victory or die. victory or death. bring it. >> all righty then. >> bring it. the appearance was so bizarre, that some people questioned whether perry was drunk. but a spokesman says the governor is passionate about the issues he talks about. >> interesting moment. all right. got some other weird news. britain is buzzing over an unflattering book about the royal family. >> amazing details.
4:24 am
no royal is off-limits in this book, including the next king, prince charles, who is said to have 120 people on his domestic staff including, guess what? three people that are charged with dressing him. one is assigned to iron the prince's shoe laces when he takes off his shoes. >> who knew that job existed? >> unbelievable there. a lot of details coming out about the royals. it must be nice. 120-person staff. >> shoe lace ironer. >> yes. we don't have anything like that. >> not at all. for some of you, now, your local news is coming up next. >> and for everyone else, the high-tech tool making a huge difference for autistic kids. >> stay with us, everybody. "america this morning" will continue in a few seconds. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us.
4:25 am
thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. but i've learned a lot from patients who use flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with the insulin i take and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to carry a cooler with flexpen. novolog is a fast-acting, man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes. do not inject novolog if you do not plan to eat within 5 to 10 minutes after injection to avoid low blood sugar. tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions,
4:26 am
including if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. the most common side effect of novolog is low blood sugar. other possible side effects include reactions at the injection site. get medical help right away if you experience serious allergic reactions, body rash, trouble with breathing, fast heartbeat or sweating. ask your healthcare provider about novolog flexpen today. learn more about the different insulins available in flexpen at flexpen, insulin delivery that goes with you. snuggly softness you depend on. freshness that lasts for 14 days. and value you can feel good about. ♪ let's snuggle®. [ coughs, sniffles ] especially when you're sick. now, with new simpler packaging, robitussin® makes it simple to get the right relief for your symptoms. new simpler packaging, same effective relief. robitussin®. relief made simple.
4:27 am
and finally, the legacy of steve jobs lives on in a toledo, ohio, classroom. >> students facing the challenge of autism are finding that the ipad can make an enormous difference. here's reporter christian brown
4:28 am
of our station, wtvg. >> you know what to do. >> good job. >> reporter: paula's 4-year-old son, mason, has an arm of autism. mason doesn't speak. >> it's bad. it's hard. he does sign language. but there's a frustration that barrier of crying. not knowing what he wants. when he's hurt. what makes him sad. what makes him angry. >> reporter: just last week, a local organization called i-talk, helped rego raise money to get mason an ipad. saying that the ipad has the ability to engage autistic children and help their language skills. some are able to count. learning numbers. >> purple. >> reporter: and colors. brooke olsen is the president of i-talk. her son, too, has autism. >> my son received an ipad touch for his birthday. and we saw a huge improvement
4:29 am
with language acquisition skills. and i immediately went and started asking all of my friends, you know, you need to go get one of these ipods. you know? this is before ipad was released. >> reporter: brooke and her husband founded i-talk last year coo. the nonprofit organization has given more than 70 ipads to local children who have autism. their goal is to give away 500 by the end of the year. >> this is a great way to help a family. >> reporter: it's only been a week since mason received the ipad. and he doesn't want to put the device down. it was evident during a family movie week last week. >> my husband and i were able to sit and enjoy the movie the night. >> reporter: paula says the ipad has given her the hopes that one day she will be able to have a conversation with her son. in the meantime, she likes watching her son blossom with the technology. >> whoever doubted the legacy of steve jobs, right there. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." thanks so much for watching, everybody. have a great tuesday.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on