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movement. >> it's time to stand up and demand a better life for all of us. >> reporter: this 66-year-old, george craft, a semiretired construction worker. he has a pension and insurance. he is here fighting for the next person who doesn't. >> i'm not a rebel. but i'm any just a concerned citizen. i love my country. >> reporter: hard to use broad strokes to paunt th s ts to pai. they don't fit a stereotype. many are out here for many reasons. when i asked about their end-game, whether they would consider this mission accomplished and go home. well that was not so easily defined. lucy yang, abc news, new york. >> i think that's the issue, right? what is the message? what are their demands? where is sort of the uniformity? >> or even a leader? who is the face of this thing? >> face of the movement. so everyone can be cohesive and get behind that. i just, at this point. i think this may be the beginning of the end. maybe i an wrong. >> maybe starting to unravel. happening beyond new york. in atlanta, l.a., where thing
maze be winding down, more arrests and all this. comes done to fundamental first amendment debate in terms yes you have the right to protest, express yourself. but you can't occupy a private space just indefinitely. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> the issue in new york and around the country for that matter. interesting week for the protestors and police. all right, political news -- republican presidential field still pretty much seesawing and now newt gingrich the latest candidate to enjoy a big bounce in the polls. >> we'll have to wait and seep itch the second coming of gung rich is going to last. more now from abc's karen travers. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. in this republican race, what goes up keeps coming down. every time we see a candidate surge, they drop in the polls just a few weeks later. now it's newt gingrich's turn to get a chance at the top of the polls. republicans say this time it might be legitimate. in the race for the republican nomination, it's deja vu all over again.
another week, another candidate surging. now, it's newt gingrich whose campaign was written off for dead last summer. he talked about the race with sean hannity on fox news. >> there will be ups, downs, counterattacks. certainly a long, long way from june and july. >> reporter: a new poll has gingrich neck in neck with mitt romney for the lead. >> the last debate saturday night really affected a lot of people. they sort of clicked and said yep i'm for him. >> reporter: since july, romney holding steady at the top or near the top of the republican field. but every month, a new face is there to keep him company. >> candidates, the republicans jump to, haven't been able to sustain a campaign. >> reporter: why would this gingrich surge be any different? >> newt gingrich has the capacity to have a staying power unlike the others in the race because of his experience apt the national level. >> texas governor rick perry plummeted in the polls and seems to be frying anything to win over conservative voters.
>> it is time to create a part time congress where their pay is cut in half. >> reporter: as romney campaigned. a supporter summed up the republican race quite well. >> i've flirted with a few, i keep coming back to you. back to you for good. >> the romney campaign hopes there are many more republican voters who feel the same way. rob, sunny. >> what a great quote. i flirted with others. but i keep coming back to you. that says, that sums up the whole. >> that's what's happening. >> so interesting, how topsy -turvy. >> cain was the front-runner, then the sexual harassment allegations. >> newt. >> and the debating debackles, statements. really, been interesting to watch. >> fickle gop voters this time around. see who eventually rises to the top. >> newly renamed miami marlins baseball team looking for
thousands to work for the franchise. a job fair held yesterday shows how many people want or need a job. thousand turned out to apply for positions, stadium cooks, clerks, miami marlins were the florida marlins last season. they move into a new downtown miami stadium for next season. incredible for miami. >> we all need some jobs. create some jobs. >> now, turn to some hoops this morning, to first the legal action, nba's players are taking against the league. en two federal courts yesterday, players union filed suits claiming the clockout is a violation of antitrust laws. it is all a move of course designed to force league owners into a new labor deal favorable to the players. the court fight could last months which puts the entire new season in jeopardy. this one is tough to report. as the university of north carolina chapel hill alum it warms my heart to tell you that duke's long time basketball coach is now the winningest
coach in major college hoops. his blue devils beat michigan state last night. coach ks 903rd career victory. one more than former ling end bob knight. also, coach k's mentor. congratulations to coach k. for one night, for one night. you are better than carolina. >> you mav to. >> it will end soon. >> ha-ha. >> well -- here is a look at your forecast. up to a foot of snow in the cascades, northern rockies. showers from seattle to portland. stormy in the south with 70-mile-an -- hour winds. hail, tornados. rain, new orleans, nashville. cincinnati and the northeast. boston, new york, 60. miami, 84. 50, detroit. 43, omaha. 27, fargo. 40s, seattle to colorado springs. >> i like that song. marc anthony. puerto rican. i like it. >> yeah, you can tell. you can tell. >> here we have a double dose of
cute and cuddly. pouncing on miami. >> the two endangered clouded leopard cubs are the newest attractions at zoo miami. the playful 7-month-old male and 5 month female are getting acquainted. in a year they will get to know each other a whohole lot better. >> right. they're going to be paired up to mate in about a year and hopefully produce a legacy at the zoo. they're going to get big. i love cats. i have dogs. i am also a cat person. i had cats for 20 years. i know how big these things get. >> hold out for that ear. good times are coming. and we'll be back on "world news now" after this. we know a place where tossing and turning
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when you hear a football player has torn his acl you thing of a pro football player. actually turns out these injuries are more common in children. >> that's right. in a philadelphia hospital, reports 400% surge, 400% in the number of children blowing out their knees. just like the pros kids face a very long road to recovery. here is abc's dr. richard besser. >> i tore my acl playing tackle football when i was 9. >> when i was 10 i tore my acl. >> reporter: the acl, the main ligament of the knee, when athletes run, cut, pivot rip the ac lcht, the knee isn't steady enough to walk. nearly 45 million kids. many as young as 5, play organized sports in the united states. and play hard. >> there are tournaments, travel teams, all-star teams. >> reporter: no time for the simple playground running, jumping and climbing that build strong, flexible joints. >> they're not out there doing
free play. i would say i have never seen an acl tear in the kid from playing kick the can. the epidemic we are seeing now may become an epidemic, 10, 20 years with younger people with arthritis in their joints. >> reporter: the risk worries this family from maine. their son took a bad hit playing tackle football two months ago when he was 7 years old. he faces six to nine months of intensive rehab. there is one thing that gives him comfort, his hero tom brady. he wears the jersey to every rehab session. so that gave us an idea. >> you touched the field. >> reporter: we took the s seymours to the stadium where tom brady plays. some one else may be there too. >> you're caleb. i am tom. nice to meet you. i heard you hurt your knee? how did you do that? >> playing football. >> playing football. a rough game. guess who else tore his knee? >> who?
>> me. rehabilitation. got to put your mind to it. hope it gets really strong. so you can go back out there running with your friend. >> reporter: a superstar, an 8-year-old. with something in common besides a love of the game. >> talk care of yourself, okay. >> reporter: the key take away is prevention. children should play organized sports but important that they have time for free play that children do on their own. that will strengthen their knees and hopefully prevent injuries. many programs around the country are developing programs that will mimic, athletes are jumping, running, turning, they aren't doing repetitive movements. hopefully help prevent these severe knee injuries. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> i am horrified. my husband is an orth peeding surgeon. >> hopefully that goes a long way. >> coming up, the changing retail trends before the holidays. >> shoppers overcoming so-called
>> good song choice. black friday used to start the day after thanksgiving, then it started the night of thanksgiving. >> now it starts memorial day. this year the busiest shopping day of the year is starting even earlier. what kind of deals will shoppers be looking for? here is kabc's miriam hernandez from l.a. >> reporter: why wait when you can bargain shop now? this woman saved all year and now she is spending. >> it's cheaper. we have a special. i look for many specials. >> reporter: retailers say the typical black friday shopping pattern is over. cost conscious customers will buy they say if the price is right. even if the shoppers plan is to cutback. >> yeah, little bit less than
past years before. >> reporter: are you sure? >> well, you don't know until you start shopping for everybody. >> whenever we receive the coupons or any kind of magazines with the different kind of offers. we just start to mark things we really need. >> reporter: the los angeles county economic development corporation projects buying will be up 2.5% over last year. the target for retailers, people who have jobs and suffer from what they call frugal fatigue. >> just tired of being in the recessionary mind set and start living again treat themselves to something special. >> we are not going to be shopping for an item we will wear this weekend and throw away. we will be looking at clothing we will look at wearing a longer period of time. >> put your thumb down. >> reporter: sales of electronics on the rise. this drone controlled by an ipad or iphone costs $300. as for the door busting deals
the day after thanksgiving. look for more of this at major chains which are opening earlier than ever. macy's, target, at the stroke of midnight. toys r us will open at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. >> the sales are pretty good. so that's -- that's -- bringing us back. hopefully we get good deals. >> this is miriam hernandez reporting for abc news. >> i'm ready to shop. >> ready for black friday already? >> yes, i am. i am a power shopper. there i go! >> oh! running from the cops in that picture! >> i'm a power shopper. i am ready. i will tell you i am about 70% done with my christmas shopping. >> already? you are one of those done early. i will be out there christmas eve looking for anything. >> no. >> at wal-mart. we'll be back with your morning papers right after this. i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything.
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oh. >> it's time for your morning papers. >> let's talk about this crazy woman. talk about it. >> i love this story. out of the "huffington post" shania, flips out. goes to mcdonald's. want aid hed a hamburger. changed the menmenu. it happens. infuriated by it. 3:30 in the morning. she is still upset. beats her boyfriend around the face, beats, he gets a broken lip. she gets charged with dised or leer conduct. the police are called in. >> i want my nuggets, fool. >> when i was pregnant. i showed up at mcdonald's. i wanted hash browns. i believe i was there at 10:50. they changed the time. i was upset. i didn't look like that. but i was upset. >> you didn't get arrested there? >> i did not get arrested the i feel her pain on that. >> when you have your mind set
on something. >> i was ready for the hash browns. i was like, burger? she had the reverse experience. >> she looked angry. wooped her boyfriend, bad, ooh. feed that girl, man. oh, this is -- this is interesting on youtube. apparently this cat, named fred can answer the phone. take a look at the video. [ phone ringing ] >> meow, meow. >> there we go. apparently happens frequently. the cat doesn't like the sound of the phone. tired of it. goes up there and flips it over. to me, flipping it over. i will be impressed if the cat can put it back on the hook. >> very good point. >> what ha not been impressive, last couple days on facebook. a flood of hacking going on ogr images.
you are not alone. over the weekend. >> happened to me. >> in new or leans, texts, e-mails from people at work, there is a picture of a naked dude on your professional work book page. we you do something? i went in. reported the guy. >> seattle is really happening. >> a little jarring to see some of that. trying to get ahold of it. but, just know if it is happened to you, you are not alone. >> "new york daily news," a tea made from panda feces expected the most expensive brew in the word. i drink tea. not a coffee drinker. >> feces coffee, really? what do you put in it?
wall street protestors from new york police and a judge. >> that's after an overnight rude awakening by police in riot gear who evacuated the park that is home to the protest movement. it's wednesday, november 16th. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. the protestors are welcome to gather at new york's zuccotti park, but due to health and safety, use they cannot sleep there. but are the protestors following police orders right now after the camp was shut down 24 hours ago? >> a dramatic scene unfolded there last night for sure. we'll see how today shakes things out. this morning how doctors cure a baby boy's life tlenting illness using medicine and injection that contained algae of all thing t things. what this means for people awaiting a liver transplant. important medical news. >> a thanksgiving day tradition in millions of households.
a special sneak peek at what is new in macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> great national tradition there. first get to the news from here in new york. protestors have returned to the new york city park they have been camped out. this tomb without their tents, tarps, or sleeping bags >> you can see we have live pictures from zuccotti park where demonstrators are trying to figure out their next move now that a judge has ruled against their encampment. abc's scott goldberg here with the latest. scott? >> reporter: good morning, the birth place of the occupy wall street movement its a park and not a campground. there are new rules after the police crackdown temporarily forced protestors out of the place they have been calling home. hundred of police officers ryne yryne -- in riot gear occupied the park where the national movement started. after two months new york's mayor said health and safety at the camp in lower manhattan became intolerable. >> there is no ambiguity in the law. the first amendment protects
speech does not protect tents and sleeping bags to take over a public space. >> reporter: late in the day, the park reopened, the judge agreeing that the first amendment does not give protestors the right to camp out indefinitely. the new york sweep comes a day after police in oakland did the same thing. from coast to coast, the occupy movement inspired thousand to speak out against corporate greed and income inequality. but outbreaks of violence are testing the public's tolerance. in new york it's been a peaceful protest, but people in permanent homes near the tent city complained about noise and filth. >> make no mistake, the final decision to act was mine and mine alone. >> reporter: now the movement is at a crossroads. cleaning out the park where it all started could mark the beginning of the end, or, it could galvanize protestors looking to make a major statement two months after the occupation began the this thursday, the occupy wall street website is calling for a
national day of action. here in new york that means appropriate testers are going to try to set up a blockade preventing traders from getting to work at the stock ex-change and later move to the city's subways. rob, sunny. >> thank you, scott. >> all these weeks later, they're still relentless and say the protests will continue. >> they have a right to free speech, right, of course, they don't have a right to camp out in a public space forever. i wonder if this is the beginning of the end. arrests in atlanta. probably moving to los angeles. california. >> other locations, uc berkeley in california. interesting developments out there in the last few hours as well. live aerial picture of the protest there. apparently tense moments earlier, you know, last night, when there was a gunman worked his way into the business school there, a half mile away from the protest. police shot and wounded the man after he lifted a gun in a room that had a few stew dinudents i.
tense moments there with the protests going on. >> it's become dangerous. a criminal element involved. >> public safety issue to all of this. interesting, last 24 hours for sure. >> we are also following several developments in the penn state sex abuse scandal. the assistant coach who witnessed the alleged abuse says he did stop the attack as it happened. mike mcqueary says he went to police about the incident. which contradicts his earlier statements and the mother of an alleged victim is also now speaking exclusively to abc news, about jerry sandusky's flat denial of the charges against him. >> it sickened me that he would be on tv trying to downplay his charges and he is just -- i think he made himself look guilty. >> another man is coming forward to say he was abused by a professor at penn state. the alleged vick temperature said he want to authorities but nothing was ever done. he sued and within a settlement.
>> interesting point about this too, if mr. mcqueary did, and notified police. >> exactly. was it pennsylvania's state police. the university police. i think we will be hearing more about the details. just remarkable if that's what he did. why did this -- why did nothing happen? >> so many layers, aware, nobody did anything. >> remarkable. >> extraordinarily sad. and mr. sandusky helped them out in the interview. a whole another topic. later. strange element to that case. >> creepy. >> shifting gears now, abc news learned that authorities are increasingly concerned about the threat posed by a gunman who fired an assault rifle near the white house they have been looking for 21-year-old oscar hernandez since the shooting last friday. late last night the secret service said two rounds actually hit the white house itself. tests are now being done to see if they're connected to this
case. at the tomb of the shooting, president obama was not in d.c. he actually was out in california. >> a dozen or more demonstrators, arrested in alabama over a protest over the state's new tough immigration law. about 100 people took part in the protest at the state house and nearby capital building in montgomery. an appeals court blocked parts of the law from going into effect. the case will likely end up before the supreme court. >> police in washington state are still coming up empty. ten days into the search for a missing toddler. >> the toddler's mother says she left him alone in the car. police don't buy that. and there is word she was trolling a website for wealthy dates. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. authorities in washington state say they're doing everything they can to find little sky. and while his mother refuses to talk to police they say an online dating profile may provide some clues. his face is everywhere, his whereabouts unknown.
little sky metalwala has been missing for more than a week last seen in the company of his mother. so far, his mother has refused to cooperate with police who have openly questioned her claims that she ran out of gas and left sky in the car while she and her 4-year-old daughter walked to the nearest gas station. she told detectives when she returned, sky was gone. her estranged husband is suspicious. >> i do believe julia is responsible. >> reporter: while not named a person of interest. >> we are all aware of some of the inconsistencies from julia. >> reporter: then this, a profile, seeking arraigneningment.com. that features pictures of the mother. an internet dating service that matches so-called sugar daddys and mommies with sugar babies. on it, a person named j.b. says she is "looking for financial stability and assistance" and expects between $3,000 to $5,000 monthly. police refuse to comment. >> i read and watched the
reports about the dating site my sef. i can tell you i have to be sensitive as we move forward about jeopardizing our investation. >> reporter: according to the site the last time jb accessed the account was october 26th. ten days before sky disappeared. police say they received more than 1,100 tips in this case. but nay say so far all possibilities are still on the table. including the mother's involvement in the disappearance. rob, sunny? >> thank you, diana. >> another bizarre. >> quite a twist the i have reported on the sugar daddy website. basically women looking for men to take care of them for financial means. financial arrangement, the fact that she was trolling that website may lead people to think there was some sort of financial issue going on in the household. >> could be connected to the case. it may not be. they will dig into that. police say they have gotten 1,100 tips. calls are coming. hopefully. >> missing 2 year owed the. >> let's get to the bottom of
it. >> let's hope so. quick boat trip turned into a survival ordeal for two south florida men. they're recovering after spending four days stranded at sea in a tiny dinghy after their boat sank. they rowed their way to safety through 15-foot waves, exhausted, wind burned, dehydrated. the boaters made it to shore yesterday morning. >> gift of god. and mind over matter. don't stop. just luke every survivor tale you ever hear. if you stopped, got tired, couldn't row anymore, you were done. >> mike airs happens to be in excellent shape. a lumberjack in michigan when not boegating and former boy scout. >> a warning for parents who sleep with their babies or small children. leaders in milwaukee say nine babies have actually died in that city this year alone due to unsafe sleep conditions. the latest co-sleeping victim, a 7 week old infant found dead next to the newborn's mother the to warn parents now, milwaukee health department launched this
dramatic ad campaign showing a butcher knife next to a sleeping infant. pointing out dangers of cove sleeping. the ad will get a lot of attention. >> isn't that something though? >> makes a big point. >> you want to cuddle with your newborn. want your newborn next to you. obviously it can be dangerous. >> the risk of rolling over. suffocating the chide. so scary. good warning out there for parents. >> no question. here is your wednesday weather. gusty wind. hail, chance of tornadoes from montgomery to atlanta and the carolinas. rain from new orleans to nashville. moving later to cincinnati. and the northeast. up to a foot of snow in the cascading. and northern rockies. rain from seattle to portland. >> 46 in salt lake city. 64, sacramento. 73 in phoenix. 27, fargo. 42 inthe windy city. new york, 60. not bad. take that in november. atlanta, 77. >>le well, rob, here we are another wednesday morning.
you know what that means? that means somebody got kicked out of "dancing with the stars ballroom." >> peace out. very appropriate, actually. last night's reject was hope solo. playing for the soccer team. when her controversial partner, m maks. >> ricki lake, rob kardashian, j.r. martinez dance for the coveted mirror ball trophy. a hot trophy though. i want that trophy. >> big honor. >> rob's time on the show lasted longer than kim's wedding. we'll be back with more "world news now" after this. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65,
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remarkable procedure. >> they were able to cure his liver failure without a transplant. which is so unusual. as the the bbc's correspondent reports, an injected treatment could be a medical revolution. >> reporter: meet a medical marvel. it's hard to imagine now, but six months ago, iad was close to death, a virus was destroying his liver. now it's working normally. his parents say their only chlde has been given back to them. >> it was great. it was great. once he had the treatment. after 48 hours things started slowly to get better. >> reporter: what saved his life was not a transplant, but deep frozen human liver cells. scientists at kings college hospital coated the cells with a chemical found in algae, to prevent iad's body from rejecting them. in stiffedstead of a waiting li
transplant he was given an injection of cells, the surface was porous, it allowed toxins to flow in, be processed and proteins to flow out. immune cells were too big to enter so it couldn't destroy the donor tissue. after two weeks his liver started to recover. >> that looks normal. >> reporter: a key benefit over a liver transplant is that iad will never need anti-rejection drugs, immunosuppress entents. doctors are delighted. the next step is to see whether this technique could be used to benefit other patients with failing livers. who currently need a transplant. many patients die before receiving a liver transplant. so it's hoped that treatment that saved iad may yet help many others. fergus walsh, bbc news.
>> adorable kid. great story. hope it works. have to do a clinical trial before they can make the procedure widely available. if it works, that's huge. >> so many people die waiting for a liver transplant. >> we'll be back with a lighter story. thanksgiving holiday tradition right here in new york. >> that's right, a sneak peek preview of what is new in this year's macy's thanksgiving day parade. you are watching "world news now."
>> reporter: an elf floats above the macy's parade studio, gazer, delivering messages to santa at the north pole. from the looks on these children's faces their wishes call true already. >> i didn't know they can make them this big. >> reporter: macy's unveiled five new floats for the 85th annual thanksgiving, the zuzu pets includes a zuniverse and a slide. and children ice skating on a pond and a wooden turkey. and this float high lights the statue of liberty's hand holding a torch. >> they start toout as ideas on your head. and then the macy's parade studio build them. >> reporter: amazingly all these floats will be disassembled. school children toured the workshop to learn more about how the floats and balloons go from an idea to reality.
>> i think this is amazing and -- i just love it. >> reporter: new balloons include julius the monkey and sonic the hedgehog. the gazer balloon, is designed by a graphic artist from queens who won a contest, this elf with a wishing star. >> my balloon, the character is up there with mickey mouse, buzz light-year and spiderman. >> reporter: this tough guy will be making his debut on thanksgiving morning at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. by the way, macy's, if you are looking for some one to ride him down the parade route, i'm free on thanksgiving. >> jen was riding there, what she called a tricycloon, part tricycle and part balloon. breathe robert, out of your mouth.
i'm watching ♪ ♪ american television ♪ i'm watching >> welcome back, everybody. finally this half-hour, the latest celebrity feud that has taken to the twitterverse. miley cyrus, talk become to critics who say she packed on pounds. >> she's getting help from demi lovato who has a personal message for fans. here is abc's andrea canning. ♪ put my hands up >> reporter: miley cyrus has shown off her body unmusic videos. and racy photos. but lately she's been on a weight roller coaster. this was her in february. then august. and now. her fuller figuree has some saying she's lost control of her body. miley fired back at her critics over the weekend posting a photo of an emaciated woman alongside a tweet to 3.5 million
followers. by calling girls like me fat this is what your are doing. i love myself and if you could say the same you wouldn't be on your computer trying to hurt others. miley is taking a stand against a barrage of weight jokes and videos, like this one on you tube, titled, miley cyrus's 213 pounds. she went on to tweet this photo, proof you can be adored by thousands of men, even when your thighs touch. demi lovato. posted, amen. earlier this year she opened up about her eating disorder to our robin roberts. >> i became very depressed. my only way of coping with it was through my eating disorder. so i just stopped eating. >> reporter: miley responded, saying i will destroy any one that ever calls you the f word. you have the sexiest, curvy body. one person, not criticizing
miley's eating habits her boyfriend, liam hensworth. star of the hunger games. when she's biting into a steak sandwich and there is some steak sauce dripping down her chin, there is nothing sexier than that. >> reporter: andrea canning, abc news, new york. >> hey, you know what. >> you know what i think is terrible they're putting that pressure on these young girls. does everyone have to be a 0, a 2? is that what is supposed to be attractive. >> not everybody likes that, alley mcbeal look. curves are in. alley mcbeal look. curves are in. beyonce, j-los, karda for cleaner air and your right to breaththe i. for the who want to quit smoking and for thosewho needo we're ghting for clear skies over every city
protestors have been living for months. >> the protestors fought back in court, but a judge didn't buy it. what happens now to demonstrations across the country? it's wednesday, november 16th. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. the protestors at new york's zuccotti park are under strict orders this morning. no sleeping or camping. after a legal defeat we get the latest on the wall street protests this morning and see what is next for the protest movement. >> they're vowing to stay there. this is not over. a small set back. they plan to get back in there. winter is coming. the penn state scandal and who is defending jerry sandusky after his bombshell interview earlier this week. get the latest on the whistle blower and angry comments from an alleged victim's mother. abc news exclusive. >> later this half-hour, some one tried to go down a family's chimney. but it wasn't santa claus.
a criminal who got stuck. wait until you see this. >> our favorite moron of the day. before all of that, the latest confrontation between police and occupy protestors is now happening in seattle. six people have been arrested after officers used pepper spray to end a pretty tense standoff. >> here in new york it appeared tense but peaceful as protestors returned to the park where they have been camped out for two months. wabc's m.j. burkett reports from zuccotti park. >> everybody when they let us in be really cool. >> reporter: organizers pleaded for calm and moments later. ♪ our park! protestors began pouring into zuccotti park. >> it's good. very good. >> it's wonderful. >> reporter: but the judge's ruling took the occupied out of occupy wall street. camping is now prohibited. this man was asked to move after he tried to lie down. this woman with a yoga mat was turned away. >> we needed to stay here the way we were staying here.
>> all persons must temporarily leave the park. >> reporter: officers raided the park in the middle of the night. many left peacefully. but dozens of others were removed by force. anything left behind, was hauled away by sanitation workers. >> people can't bring in camping gear, tents, that sort of thing. they can't sleep, in the park. and it will be enforced. >> reporter: for much of the day it was a standoff, as demonstrators and police challenged one another. and it continued into the night. some don't think much of the new rules. >> it ain't going to last. they ain't going to last. they can't, man. >> reporter: a spokesman for the movement said an occupation in some form is destined to continue. >> when you look at the reason we have become such a big deal it's because we have a tactic of an encampment in the park. >> reporter: of what it means for the future of this movement,
still too early to say. organizers tell me there are no plans for acts of civil disobedience to challenge the ruling -- at least not for the moment. m.j. burkett, abc news, new york. >> wondering if this is the beginning of the end of the occupy movement. >> you think so? >> this was the first encampment in new york. and now we are hearing about arrests in atlanta, arrests in california. i wonder -- what's going to happen next? >> the folks protesting in l.a. are working with police to come up with a plan to close that, near the city hall area in city too. this could beginning of winding down. they're vowing to stay on. the cause is not over yet. they're taking the occupy out of the occupy protests. winter is coming -- no tents, no tarps. here in new york. >> difficult to continue the momentum i think. >> absolutely. >> we now turn to the latest on the penn state sex scandal. the legal experts say they're stunned that former coach jerry sandusky went on tv to deny
abuse charms but admit he showered and did horse around with young boys. >> the mother of one of the alleged abuse victims is speaking out about sandusky's bizarre denial. abc's scott goldberg has the latest. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, rob, sunny. there is a new effort by jerry sandusky and his lawyer to tell a story other than the one in the grand jury report. it started with sandusky speaking out on tv and continues with his lawyer granting interviews and insisting that sandusky is innocent. the most graphic allegation against jerry sandusky comes from 2002 when a graduate student said he saw the former football coach raping a boy in the showers at penn state. the story sandusky's lawyer tells abc is not true. >> the kid is adamant, now grown up, in his 20s, he is adamant, nothing sexual occurred. he the same boy? that's what we are still working on. >> reporter: the problem is he can't say he is talking about
the same alleged victim. but working to corroborate sandusky's events that the coach and boy were horsing around. if it were view, it would contradict gara contradict graduate student mike mcqueary, a graduate student an assistant football coach. mcqueary was placed on administrative leave over reports he never called police to report the rape to the grand jury. now he did more than people realized write to friends in an e-mail i did the right thing. i didn't just turn and run. i made sure it stopped. as for jerry sandusky -- >> i said that i am innocent of those charges. >> it sickened me that he would be on tv trying to downplay his charges and he's just -- i think he made himself look more guilty. >> reporter: sandusky broke his silence on nbc monday night. but he seemed to stumble over the answer to one critical question? >> am i sexually attracted to underage boys, sexually attracted? i -- i, no. i'm not sexually attracted to young boys.
>> some have questioned the wisdom of doing that interview. but not the lawyer, he said the public needed to hear from sandusky directly. rob, sunny. >> if you are accused of something that heinous, are you sexually attracted to young boys, absolutely no, i am not. >> you would be emphatic. you would feel persecuted the you would want to set the record straight. the denial seemed creepy almost. >> soft, too soft for the nature of the charges. a very weird interview. all the way around. troubles for penn state not slowing down on top of that. now, a faculty member at penn state alleging another case saying, in that matter, an 11-year-old boy abused in that case. now a whole another, you know, possible matter. >> i am hopeful that what comes out of this people will start talking about this more. because sex abuse is always shrouded in secrecy. that's how perpetrators are able to continue offending. perhaps that's one of the things that will come out of this, people are talking about it. >> let's hope there is a silver lining. because this is
messier every day. for sure. philadelphia charity is suffering fallout because of the scandal. as you see -- the name of a charity thrift store is second mile. of course the same name as the the charity once headed up by former coach sandusky. that led to ugly phone calls, the operators had to explain the store had nothing to do with sandusky's same titled foundation. >> students at uc berkeley are rattled after their first campus shooting since the 1980s. a man was shot by police when he raised a gun inside the business school, several students were in the room, only the gunman was wounded. the shooting took place as occupy protestors gathered on campus. it is not clear if the suspect is somehow linked to the movement. >> also increasing concern this morning about the threat posed by a man who fired an assault rifle near the white house last week. police have been searching for
21-year-old oscar ortega hernandez. the secret service looking into whether two rounds found at the white house are connected to that shooting. agents are trying to interview ortega hernandez's family and friend now. president obama was not in d.c. when the incident happened. he was in california friday night. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords is making it clear that she is not giving up her life in politics. as we have seen this week in her exclusive interviews with diane sawyer, giffords is making remarkable progress since being shot in the head in january and just posted a recorded message on facebook directly addressing her arizona constituents. >> representing arizona is my honor. i miss tucson. the mountains. blue skies. even the heat. i'm getting stronger. i'm getting better. i want to get back to work. >> gifford acknowledged it has been a hard year for everyone. and said it makes her sad to think about fact that six people died in the shooting. >> incredible story.
>> her recovery is remarkable isn't it? she may be able to get back to work. >> i think she will. no doubt. >> i would not doubt her. in other news this morning -- the nba's players have -- the union has made good on the promise to take legal action against the league in two federal courts. the union filed suits, claiming the lockout violates antitrust laws by refusing to allow play players to work. a risky strategy, designed to force agreement on a new labor deal and clear the way for games to finally start, but the case could take months endangering the season. reports already out there, games will be canceled through the 15th of december. >> for the first time, a texas court is recognizing the sentimental value of a family pet. an 8-year-old lab mix was accidentally euthanized. by a shelter even after his owners had come forward to claim him. the judge ruled that the family should be reimbursed
for what it paid for the dog. a court found that pets have special value worth more than the price tag. this is our question of the day on facebook, what is your pet worth? go to wnnfans.com and tell us what you think. >> a lot of people will say priceless, no money value. but it's good the courts now -- >> really a landmark case. think about that. what is your pet worth for many people myself include it is a family member. >> it is. let us know on facebook for sure. let's check out the wednesday weather. severe storms, high wind. hail, flash flooding, alabama to the carolinas. rainy day from new orleans into tennessee. ohio, much of the northeast. the coldest air of the season from montana to minnesota, also some heavy snow, northern rockies and cascades. >> wet 46 in seattle. 47 in boise. 52 in albuquerque. mostly 40s from kansas city to indianapolis. mild along the east coast with 60 here in new york. and 65 in baltimore. >> well, this next story is all about a deer in the headlights. literally. >> yes.
it happened in michigan when ape deer ran out in front of a car got caught in the headlights and was scared stiff. really. didn't move. frozen in the road for half an hour holding up traffic. a sheriff's deputy was called to try to coax the animal out of the road. >> when that didn't work. he picked the deer up. moved it off to the side of the road. eventually it took off into the woods. we should note what the officer did however is not recommended. >> it is so interesting. classic deer caught in the headlights. we always hear about. >> the phrase means something, right? we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. ♪ ♪ you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ jokers in the rain here i am >> now to a burglar who is anything but a criminal mastermind. this is unbelievable to me. his plot to break into a house through the chimney, it didn't quite go as planned. who? who? who does that? >> the chimney. the atlanta teenager got stuck shimmying down the chute had to be rescued by fire fighters. duh? wsb's jeff dohr has more. >> reporter: neighbors across the street heard some one calling for help around noon. >> hear someone from inside the house. but the only one who lives there is this woman. he heard a man's voice. >> one of the neighbors climbed on the roof and saw a man stuck in the chimney. >> i asked him what he was doing there. when he was there he said he was there from since last night. >> reporter: since last night? >> suns last -- since last night. so i guess he spent the night there. >> reporter: the other neighbor called 911.
news chopper 2 overhead as a rescue squad pulled 17-year-old renaldo jack out of the chimney. they were very gentle. police on the other hand were not so comforting. they put jack on the ground, handcuffed him and arrested him for burglary. while we were shooting video the homeowner came home. she worked last night and so had no idea anyone was in her chimney until we told her. >> oh, my god. that scared me to death. >> reporter: appeared he tried to kick his way out of the fireplace but he was stuck. >> he said he made a stupid choice. that's what he said. he's like -- what are you doing in there? he's like, i'm stupid. >> reporter: the suspect covered in soot made a stupid mistake in the police car for our camera. >> i don't know what to say. >> oh, man. >> no. that's just wow. >> what else can you say about it? >> oh, see, that tea wow too. >> and take the surveillance
cameras down from abc. ha-ha. stash cash pot. >> oh, my goodness. >> here we go. coming up -- the talk show idea floated out by chaz bono. >> imagine this, another kardashian in the middle of a reality tv success. we have the scoop in "the skinny." reality tv success. we have the scoop in "the skinny."
♪ skinny ♪ skinny >> skinny time. >> time for the skinny. well, dancing with the stars elimination. bye-bye hope and max. >> no more hope. >> no more hope. very interesting, the couple sent home packing was hope and maks, the final three couples, which i think surprise ad a lotf people -- rob kardashian and cheryl burke, ricki lake and derek and j.r. martinez and karina. next week the finals. who will win? >> i think j.r. has this locked up. i think it is done. he is the fav. >> not sure, ricki lake maybe. >> i like ricki too.
>> finals already. another season in the books. >> another interesting show could be coming down the pike. chaz bono on the howard stone. he wants to start a male version of the view with dancing with the stars colleagues. him, david arquette, j.r. martinez, and carson kressley. >> lot of different male points of views. >> there is one of them. >> there you go. i love him. >> it would be a good show. >> speaking of shows. >> how about cbs news is banking on gale king, charlie rose, erica hill, and sort of rebuild the struggling morning show. no cooking segments. nothing like that. it will be hard news, world news. and we wish them luck. i just, wonder if people are willing to do that in the morning. do they want that heavy, heavy stuff in the morning. we'll see. >> we'll see. they have done a lot of experimentation. see if it works. an interesting kind of
personality combination there. >> oprah's bff. erica. worked with erica. she is fantastic. charlie rose. >> elder statesman. serious news guy. good luck. >> good luck. we're watching. >> we'll check it out. also, kardashian alert. a petition, people so disgusted by the show, marriage, fiasco, a petition to get e! to pull the show off the network. as of november 15th. the no more kardashian petition launched september 2. had more than 10,000 signatures. not a ton. when more people hear about the thing. they'll get off the air. the people are speaking. >> the wedding thing. i am offended by the wed thing too. >> are you really? i'm not. >> i don't like it. your fingertips to test your blood glucose, we have news that could change your life. if you're on medicare with diabetes, then you need to know
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♪ in the night >> drums come in. i know the drum. >> phil collins. >> right. >> finally "our favorite story of the day." >> yes. we didn't do it! "boom, sorry, guys. i'm rusty. >> most political stories can be pretty dry, right? taxes this, social security that. this one is a little different. >> this one i kind of like -- the recently elected mayor of the small town in iowa, thing is he is barely old enough to vote. he is just 18 years old. with more, here is kal's steph crock. >> reporter: like many 18-year-olds he comes home from high school, does his home work and chats with his parents. he is no average teenager, the mayor-elect of aredale, iowa. >> i was very surprised. i mean, i knew a couple weeks beforehand it could possibly happen. and they had an ad in our local paper that just said, write in jeremy mennier for mayor of
aredale. >> reporter: he didn't even know about the ad but they worked. november #th -- 8th, jeremy won the race with the write-in votes beating out the 76-year-old incumbent mayor. his former social studies teacher wasn't surprised. >> i have always been proud of jeremy. he has always been a hard worker his whole life. >> reporter: he sure has a team of supporters. council member rita oleson was thrilled. >> i am excited to work with him to. be honest. he has great things on his agenda he would look to accomplish and things that have needed done in our town for a long time. >> reporter: the age factor doesn't bother rita one bit. in fact she says it is a plus. >> looking forward to the new ideas being brought into town by someone his age. >> you have got to get young adults started in becoming a leader now. >> reporter: jeremy is aware the position as mayor may come with a lot of backlash but is prepared for anything. his dad was once the mayor of aredale, so he has seen it from
both sides. >> you can't please everybody. we can all work together to accomplish one main goal. >> folks are wondering this besides me, 2010, the town reported 74 residents. 32 cast ballots this year. he got 3/4 of the vote. >> that is significant. >> not bad. you can't do any worse than some of the 50, 60-year-olds. look at politics now. go for it, kid. >> he is the mayor. >> mayor doogie. more from abc coming up. stay with us.
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