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five and a half millllion womn can't find work. that's what obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . tonight on "world news." race against time. mitt romney gets the word ease in a slide in battleground states. what does he do today to turn it around and why is he showing up with bill clinton? game over. was this the worst call ever? >> two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> players, fans up in arms. who are these replacement referees. find out what we learned today. real money. are you losing tens of thousand of dollars. is the bank telling you what your home is really worth? how to get that money back. and, look, no hands? has the jettison's car finally
arrived? an announcement today, we'll soon be sharing the road with cars that drive themselves. >> go ahead much. good evening. tonight we begin with the clock ticking and a candidate looking for a big move. 42 days to go until "your voice, your vote." and governor mitt romney shows him in a slide in two absolutely battleground states, ohio and florida. what is happening and how will he turn it around. david muir is with the the romney campaign tonight in ohio. david. >> reporter: diane, good evening to you. as you know no republican has won the white house without ohio. as for the convention bounce president obama received it certainly was on mitt romney's mind today.
>> reporter: before arriving in ohio, mitt romney on stage with a former president -- speaking at bill clinton's global initiative. >> governor, i thank you for being here, the podium is yours. >> reporter: a warm welcome from clinton -- and a wry response from romney. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. [ applause ] [ laughter ] all i have to do is wait a couple of days for that bounce. [ laughter ] >> reporter: in reality, romney can't afford to wait which is why he's in ohio tonight for the first time in more than a month. side by side with his running mate for the first time in more than a month. >> ohio! >> reporter: with president obama growing his lead repeatedly using the word "choice. >>. >> reporter: today, something from romney about the president we haven't heard before. romney has long argued the
president raised taxes on americans in his first term. today he appeared to argue the president had not done something. >> he's got one new idea. he has one thing de not do in the first four years that he said he'll do in the next four years which is to raise tax. >> reporter: tonight the campaign would not say he made a mistake. look at the lech troral map. if president obama wins ohio, the path for romney is challenging. for example, woe have to win virginia, wisconsin, florida, iowa, new hampshire and still not have the electoral votes he needs. he would have to add colorado to get there. tonight these new campaign numbers reflecting the rough week last week. that secret tape. the words about 47%. the obama team up in eight states. >> mitt romney attacked millions of hard working people making
25, 35 -- >> reporter: now, on that issue of taxes, what the governor said here today, talking about those taxes, the president did not raise income tax rates in his first term. he has proposed raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more. diane, tonight this campaign looking for a game-change. as you know the all important debate a week from tomorrow. they action knowledged mr. romney was practicing and has research sessions this week. >> a lot of pressure on that debate. thank you, david. what about the man who will face the governor, the president? he was making a case today but before a world audience of allies and adversaries at the united nation. he gave a passionate tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the world to make a stand against extreme is. here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made
the flames against the west and its allies. t is time to marginalize those that hate the west or israel as central politics. >> reporter: a smaller part of today's speech -- iran's nuclear program, a continued source of frustration and tension. despite efforts, at both outreach and tough sanctions that country has more than doubled its production rate of enriched uranium since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: last year's meeting president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticize mg he's more focused on campaigning than governing. hillary clinton met with 20 world leaders in his place. diane. thank you so much from the white house, jake tapper tonight. knew we move on to football. split second call that had
everyone in arms today. professional football referees are locked out in a contract battle with the nfl and their replacements have been called in pretty amateur convenient venue. last night was not pretty. here's dan harris. >> reporter: there are eight seconds on the clock the seattle seahawks are losing to the green bay packers. and the seattle quarterback throws a hail mary. >> fought for by tate with jennings, simultaneous. who has it? who will they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: look at what the two replacement referees do. one of them rules it a touchdown while the other says no. >> to me, it looks like a jennings interception. >> rorter: moments later, though. >> after further review, the call on the field stands. touchdown. the game is over. >> reporter: that set off an instant firestorm. >> this is comical to me. mike, i tell you, that's two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember.
>> reporter: the announcers complain, the coaches and do social the quarterback. online others post the nfl commissioner's phone number and launch expletive-filled rants. today, president obama, himself, weighed in, saying the call was "terrible." a rare point of agreement with republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan, himself a packers fan. >> give me a break. it's time to get the real refs. >> reporter: the real refs have been locked out since june, as part of a labor dispute. all season, the replacement refs the league brought in have been the source of enormous frustration. so, who are they? according to espn, the man who called last night's touchdown is a local executive for bank of america who only officiated high school and junior college football games. today, we have also learned that another replacement ref -- not involved in last night's game -- has been fired from something called the lingerie football league for
incompetence. if there's any good to come out of this, aside for seattle fans, >> oh, my god it's amazing. >> reporter: it's that this uproar may help end the lookout. tonight, the two sides are reportedly back at the table. dan harris, abc news, new york. now i want to bring in michael wilbon from our espn co-hosts. pardon the interruption. michael, let me get you to say what you think. all you said so cards this is fraud, incompetent. what is the one word you want to use? >> one word. shameful. i don't know they can be embarra embarrassed. somebody might tell the people they're not actually wearing clothes. they don't seem to care. the ratings are going up. the popularity of the league is not threatened. >> but the players' association says even further that it's endangering the players.
>> there are issue as safety involved as well, competitive issues. if you got those two thing, you would really look to have a league which is not thinking about the integrity of its game the way it says it does. >> where does this end? how much longer will this go on? >> i don't see it being a tipping point. i hope i'm being too cynical and this will wind up resolving itself. i can see this going on for weeks not days. >> michael wilbowilbon, thanks much and hello to everybody at "pti." >> thank you, diane. now we move on to a startling report from the national transportation safety board about two close calls in the air at one of the busiest airplanes, chicago o'hare. we learned with planes so close, pilots said they are only alive because of luck and their own fast reflexes. here's abc's alex perez.
>> reporter: an dangerous almost on-air collision. the express jet was coming in. after nearly being ill account i keyed up the mike and yelled to the tower controller what the expletive was that. three months earlier, another close call at o'hare, same situation, same runway. as a result of close calls at o'hare, the faa has taken action. the controllers responsible for those two runways now sit next to each other to eliminate confusion. there were seven near serious collisions across the country and in this case the credit goes to the pilot. >> i took overt pilot action to avoid an error. we got lucky. that's clearly a cause for
concern. >> reporter: the faa points out 99.99% of airline operations went off without a hitch. though pilots and pains may wonder if that's good enough. alex perez, abc news, chicago. and still ahead here on "world news," how this family added tens of thousands of dollars to the value of their home with just a few simple and smart moves. it's real money, next. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? whoa... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together that's a lot of work getting that one in! let's go see the birdies. [ male announcer ] one on one,
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money. >> reporter: what's worse, the house was just appraised at $190,000 -- $35,000 less than what they're asking. that gap could be a huge problem if they ever do get an offer. >> when a bank gets a low appraisal, they often won't do the loan at all because they feel as though it overvalued the house and they feel at risk. so, you can implore with the bank that they get a second look. but, the fact of the matter is, it's rarely turned around. >> reporter: but could we turn it around? we brought in one of the country's top appraisal experts for the inside scoop. she let us in on three ways appraisers are sizing up your home. first, the first sight. >> walking into this house we need a hatchet, right? >> i didn't bring my machete. >> this is a no no. >> reporter: appraisers can hack off thousands of dollars form your home's value for just having an unkempt yard. and insight the first sight matters too. a clean, clutter-free house can
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have you made to your home in the recent past? >> a lot. >> reporter: remember that out of control office? now, all business. the cluttered kitchen, cleaned up. and the old facet, updated. and the living room, now spare. the old set, replaced with state of the art. but could those little changes really pay off? remember, the last appraisal came in at $190,000. the new appraisal? >> oh, good. >> that's a lot better. >> reporter: $214,000. a $24,000 increase. and they were such good sport, they did everything on that seven-page to-do list. and it paid off. we said $1600. for every dollar they spent they got $15 back on that appraisal. the first appraisal, not the
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