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good morning, everyone. we begin with the federal budget battle taking center stage right now on the senate floor. >> just days away from the rollout of obama care, one conservative senator launched his all-night talk-a-thon in protest. tahman bradley from washington has more. >> reporter: as republicans move to defund obama care, president obama is fighting back. even bringing in help from the man he calls his secretary of explaining stuff. president obama brought in a big gun to sell obama care. >> when you have universal enrollment, you can manage your costs better and cut inflation down. >> reporter: former president bill clinton made the pitch with just a week left before one of the health care law's biggest changes goes into effect. on october 1st, millions of americans will be able to shop for coverage through insurance exchanges. the uninsured must sign on or face a penalty. the opponents of obama care are
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worried that health care costs will skyrocket. overnight, the obama administration released new numbers on what the law will cost consumers. they say six in ten americans may be able to find coverage more less than $100 a month. and premiums nationwide, will be about 16% lower than originally expected. >> the most important thing, obviously, just to get people enrolled in this. >> reporter: many of the health care law's elements are already in effect. children can remain on their parents' insurance until they're 26. and those with pre-existing conditions are guaranteed coverage. but republicans aren't sold. on the senate floor, a marathon speech by ted cruz, in defunding obama care. >> i'm going to venture to say most members of the united states senate are at home in bed asleep. while america lives the nightmare. >> reporter: senator cruz and others are threatening to shut
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down the government in order to defund obama care. but the administration indicates those health exchanges will start next week no matter what. john and diana? >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thank you. senator cruz talked about a lot of things to pass the time, other than obama care. >> that's right. he was quoting the hit reality show "duck dynasty" at one point. and he read his children a bedtime story, "green eggs and ham." one of his staff members took a picture of this of them back home in texas. a moderate tone being set by the new leader of iran. hassan rouhani here in new york for the u.n. general assembly. but they did not meet face-to-face. rouhani explained why last night on cnn. >> translator: iran could have allowed it to happen. but i believe we didn't have sufficient time to really coordinate the meeting. >> rouhani tells cnn he accepts
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the holocaust. calling it a great crime against the jews by the nazis. a major change by iran's previous president that refused to acknowledge that the holocaust happened. firefighters are battling a major fire at a warehouse. witnesses say they heard several explosions from inside the building. a fire official says the warehouse is an old tomato packing plant that's been around since the 1950s. the fire apparently started in a storage out building used to house old equipment. new this morning, a first of its kind investigation linked to the deadly crash of the asiana airlines flight at san francisco airport. federal officials looking to see if the airline met its legal obligations following the crash. among the obligations is providing a range of services to family members of those who were onboard, including a toll-free information line and transportation for loved ones. kenya has begun to mark three days of mourning following
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a terror attack at a nairobi mall. kenya's president say 11 attackers are in custody. and security officials say some attackers might still be inside. it was an emotional homecoming for one north carolina woman who survived the attack. with sobs so heavy, she could hardly speak. she collapsed into the arms of loved ones. she said she didn't think she would see again. even though she is safe, she struggled to describe the awful moments inside that nairobi mall. >> i was eating on the terrace. and you just heard an explosion. it started calling out. it was just -- >> she hid out for four hours before finally being rescued by security forces. now, she says she's just happy to be back home. a developing story from pakistan. a rising death toll after a powerful earthquake. the magnitude 7.7 quake struck
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yesterday afternoon. it created a new island a off of pakistan's southwest coast. it forced the evacuation of office buildings in pakistan's largest city. the death toll now over 200 people. it is expected to climb. nearly 400 people were injured. a report from one hard-hit area, said 90% of the houses there were destroyed. police in oklahoma say they've recaptured the last two of eight inmates who escaped a transport van that stopped at a hospital. six of the inmates were found shortly after the escape. the van and the shotgun left inside were recovered. police say the inmates were left in locked compartments in that van. but they kicked out a partition and were able to get to the front of the van that apparently had been left running. a couple of forest fires outside of los angeles that have forced people out of their homes. the first one erupted near a busy freeway at cajon pass. lighter winds, cooler temperatures that's helping fire crews battle a 250-acre forest
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fire in the san gabriel mountains. it's about 70% contained. and crews have a couple miles of fire lines to dig before they believe that blaze will be surrounded. showers and thunderstorms will stretch from the ohio valley to georgia and the carolinas. central florida will see another day of downpours. and in the central elevations of montana and wyoming, snow accumulations. maybe one to two feet possible. >> highs in the northeast will range from 50s into the 70s. farther south and west, in the 80s and 90s. hot spots will be new orleans, dallas and phoenix. amazon releases two new kindles. the ceo tells abc what's different about the tablets. real-life rampage. a college student under arrest, for re-creating a controversial and popular video game. and mystery solved when two women vanished 40 years ago, no one knew what happened. but a recent discovery may have just solved the cold case.
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and welcome back. amazon is out with a couple new kindle devices. the higher resolution screen, a thinner design and higher power. it has a feature called may day. jeff bezos explains how it works. >> a live person appears in a tiny box on your screen. it's 24/7, 365 days a year. and it's a free service. it's one tap and the person appears on your screen. >> amazon is offering a new kindle hd. it features a higher resolution
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screen. that starts at $139. on wall street, the stock market's losing streak hit four days in a row. yesterday's losses were light. the dow closing down 66 points. the s&p 500 shedding 4 points. and the nasdaq finishing in positive territory. investors are worried about the looming debt ceiling deadline. it's the season for retailers to stock holiday staffer levels. target hiring 70,000 workers. jcpenney on par with 2011. walmart and kohl's hiring slightly more than last year. if you purchased something online and regret it. a law in california gives young people a chance for a do-over. it allows anyone under the age of 18 to remove online content they have posted. it protects teens from being haunted by impulsive decisions. the law doesn't cover images and information that are posted about a teen by other people. when we come back, caffeine
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and kids. a new eye-opening study about what caffeine does to teenage brains. and of course, a driver loses control during a race. google, what is gl ? glossophobia, is the fear of public speaking. ♪ ♪ the only thing we have to fear is... fear itself. ♪ ♪ i asked my husband to pay our bill, and he forgot. you have the it card and it's
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those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. with less pain, i'm feeling better with lyrica. ask your doctor if lyrica is right for your fibromyalgia pain. now, for a look at your road conditions. heavy rains will make driving hazardous in the atlanta and orlando areas. watch out for snow accumulations as much as two feet in some areas. >> if you're flying, thunderstorms and lightning could cause delays in atlanta. and gusty winds could be a problem in las vegas. a lacrosse player from auburn is in trouble, after police say he tried to re-enact a video game. he is charged with stealing a truck, kidnapping a woman and hitting nine weeks. >> he left his rig there idling in a parking lot. and someone rushed in with the news. >> i sprinted out here. just watched him, caught up on the -- you know, the brick wall
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here. spinning the tires. it was surreal. i had no idea what to really think about it at the time. i was just freaking out. >> now, police say after burgess was taken into custody, he told them he wanted to see what it was like to be in grand theft auto. police in south dakota are hoping to solve a decades' long cold case. it results from a 1950s studebaker that was pulled from a creek yesterday. human remains were actually found inside and around the vehicle. they are all being tested. officials believe they could be the remains of cheryl miller and pamela jackson. they never showed up at a party back in 1971. they were never heard from again. their families have been contacted. starting in january, paparazzi in california will face stiffer penalties for taking pictures of the children of celebrities. it's part of a new law that was backed by hollywood stars, halle berry and jennifer garner. it was signed by california
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governor jerry brown yesterday. when it takes effect, the paparazzi could face a year in jail and a fine up to $10,000. pope benedict speaking out for the first time since he stepped down as the leader of the catholic church. he released a letter in which he denied covering up for sexually abusive priests. benedict became the first pope to retire in 600 years of church history. u.s. army recruits are facing new restrictions on their tattoos. under the regulations, soldiers will not be allowed to have tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline. soldiers who currently have tattoos in those banned areas will be allowed to keep them. that old wisdom that coffee stunts a kids' growth, may be true after all. researchers in switzerland say caffeine may be slowing the development of adolescent brains. three cups of coffee showed to be enough for brain slowdown in
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development. and it was right around this time yesterday morning that we showed you a lamborghini involved in a very big crash. check this one out. ouch. this happened in a race in the netherlands last weekend. two people in that car escaped unharmed. >> hard to believe. >> oh, boy. >> man. time, now, for sports. and a near-no-hitter for a cardinals pitcher. >> he was just so close. here's stan and neil with all of the details. >> good morning, america. welcome to our "sportscenter" studios. i'm stan verrett. this is neil everett. amid the baseball pennant races, we almost saw a no-hitter tuesday night. >> missed it by that much. michael walker is the name everybody's talking about. the cardinals' rookie. no-hitter heading into the ninth. ground out to short. former texas a&m star, gets denard span. good game to watch. the cards drafted him with a pick they got in the albert
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pujols deal when pujols came to the angels. one out away from the no-hitter. he's 6'6". if he's 6'7", he gloves that and he's out. pulls matt adams off the bag. and cardinals get the win. rays and yankees. matt joyce leading off. and teeing off. for tampa bay. that's off of kuroda. his 18th. the rays up 1-0. top of the sixth. bases loaded. one out. rays up 3-0. james loney had a big hit in a pinch hitting spot for the rays. and then, he doubles here. kuroda. and the rays win 7-0, over the yankees, who are falling out of contention. >> if they lose one more or cleveland wins one more, new york does not make the playoffs. >> that's a fact. >> did i do that -- that was off the top of my head, too. >> just how he does it. >> not really. that's all we got.
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back to you. >> guys, thanks. >> so smart. there could be sports history made today in san francisco. that's why this is our "play of the day." >> we're talking about the america's cup. it's boat racing, by the way. weather permitting, today's race by the u.s.-backed team and the one from new zealand, is for all the marbles. >> the u.s. team has been one defeat away from losing the cup for a week now. and they've won seven-straight races. if they win today, it the winner goes home with the oldest trophy in international sports. up next, "the pulse." a rock star and a funny guy. bono showing off his lighter side. and down but not out. "dancing with the stars" gets its first injury of the brand-new season. [ male announcer ] when you have sinus pressure and pain, you feel...squeezed. congested. beat down. crushed. as if the weight of the world is resting on your face.
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he did an accurate impersonation of the former president. >> when i first met bono, he walked into the oval office. and i thought it was a member of his own road crew. he wasn't really dressed right. actually, i felt like the rock star on that occasion. >> i must be really easy to make fun of. >> president clinton impressed and amused, as you can see. >> that was awesome. i can't do a bill clinton as good as bono. >> that's not bad. >> channel a little bit. >> you have to strain your voice a little bit. anybody can do clinton. >> and a little bit low. now, to an injury update from abc's "dancing with the stars." there are a couple of questions this morning about whether bill nye the science guy will be able to continue. >> producers are confirming that nye hurt himself monday night doing a paso doble.
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apparently he suffered a knee injury. >> and all confirms that nye and his partner in a doctor's office. nye says he's excited for next week's dancing. i think what he's saying is don't count him out. >> all right. >> i actually don't think he's going to be able to do it. i feel like that looks like a very bad injury. >> he might be relieved. who knows? turns out you can use google to find just about anything. anything in the world. including a stolen suv. a mississippi man was using google earth for hunting areas on land that he owns. >> that's when he saw a gmc yukon hidden in the bushes there. the area was very overgrown. they had to bring in the heavy equipment to recover the vehicle. and they had it back. >> only thing it doesn't do is tell you who put it there. who carjacked that thing? >> secret surveillance tape. there's cameras everywhere. >> you're probably right. in as few as 2 1/2 days when used at the first sign.
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checking our top stories now. republican senator ted cruz has launched his own protest of obama care. he's spending more than 12 hours talking about everything, from the revolutionary war to "green eggs and ham." crews are battling a major fire at an old warehouse near san diego. they heard explosions coming from inside. it's the first of three day of mourning in kenya, where the death toll from the terror attack stands at 72. investigators say more bodies are likely trapped in that collapsed mall. heavy rain in the southeast. milder temperatures in the midwest. two feet of snow for the higher elevations in the west. going to be sunny and pleasant here in the northeast. and finally this morning, the horse that's making money in a rather unusual way. >> he's not winning races or helping make other racehorses. oh, no. he's got a brush in his mouth. and he's painting. we get the story from greta cruz
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of our washington station. >> he's still at it. metro meteor. >> let's turn it over. >> reporter: the painting horse. >> there you go. he has his moods. he'll make spots, circular strokes. sometimes he'll make straight, violent strokes. >> reporter: owner, ron, took metro in, after knee injuries ended his racing career in 2009. they gave him two years to live. >> ran came to me and said he was going to teach him how to paint. okay. >> reporter: and that canvas became his comeback. >> we've been to japan, all over the place. >> reporter: metro's work is selling online. proceeds go to help find homes for retired racehorses. >> we have a waiting list of over 80 people who are so interested in his art. they just love the story. >> reporter: here's the amazing part. not only is metro's painting career up and running. so, too, is metro himself.
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>> it was pretty amazing. there wasn't a limp there. i give a lot of credit to kim. >> reporter: kimbrou brocaw hasn streets the arthritis. >> he was one grade below broken leg. and after the treatments, he's down to a two. tremendous improvement. >> reporter: metro's paintings are paying the vet bills, too. his owners treasure the new lease on life. >> every time you right that horse off, it's special because it might be the last time. >> we're back to riding him, where we couldn't before. he's enjoying being a horse again. >> reporter: in rocky ridge, maryland, greta kreus. that's what's making news in america this morning. p. >> stay with us. "good morning america" is coming up.
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>> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is good morning washington. >> a key briefing a -- is likely after last week's shooting. >> let's begin by talking about that forecast. eileen has another nice day on tap for us here. >> yes, indeed. it's starting off on the cool side. good morning, jummy. good morning, scott. another cool morning, a few degrees milder than yesterday. grab the jacket heading out the door. 45 in gaithersburg. 54 degrees right now in


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