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week amongst protestors and police. >> the soldier had his skull cracked open. become the emblem now. and brought people not the fray. see how it plays out all eyes in oakland this morning. more political news, a third woman has come forward to say she considered filing a lawsuit against herman cain for inappropriate behavior. the woman who is remaining anonymous, for now, says cain invited her to his apartment after working hours. denying cain did anything wrong, and blaming a rival. >> the actions of the perry campaign are despicable. rick perry and his campaig owe herman cain and his family an
apology. the rick perry campaign and politico did the wrong thing by reporting something that wasn't true from anonymous sources. >> barely recognize the guy without the cigarette. perry told a conservative blog last night his campaign had absolutely nothing to do with accusations against mr. cain. >> and cain, where is he? been out and about today. saw him clashing with reporters. an appearance on fox, o'reilly radio at 2:00. interesting to see the interaction with reporters. >> the story meandered in the last couple days. see what he says on this day. >> we sure will. the big news this morning in the fight against skin cancer. the fda approved a ground breaking new device that helps doctors identify melanoma. it makes detailed images of skin growths helping dermatologists decipher which moles, freckles are cancerous and which are safe. more than 70,000 people in the u.s. will be diagnosed with
melanoma this year. >> the death toll from listeria in cantaloupe stand at 29, deadliest outbreak in the u.s. in 40 years. the cantaloupes were recalled all most two months ago but can take up to two months for listeria symptoms to appear. federal health official are worried how salmonella is in dog and cat food. the food and drug administration is launching a year-long investigation. as abc's lisa stark reports, the concern isn't about the animals but their owners. >> reporter: what has the government so worried is that there have been outbreaks, where owners have gotten sick from feeding their pets. from handling dry dog and cat food and treats. >> i think most people would be surprised. i think salmonella, eggs, chicken, dog food? >> right. i agree. i think most people do not know. >> we have many of the same worries that, about pet good that we have about human food. that is the pathogens can get into the food during
preparation, and if you don't handle them carefully you can become sick. >> reporter: one outbreak from a tainted batch of pet food made in pennsylvania. 70 people in all got sick. the strain proved difficult to treat with common antibiotics. salmonella can get into the pet food from tainted ingredients or the processing plant. it can spread just by you touching the food. >> a lot of the foods have traces of salmonella in them that dogs don't necessarily get sick from. but people would. >> reporter: what is a pet owner to do? >> you want to feed your dog and wash your hand after. and then, wash the dog food bowl with hot water and soap. >> reporter: if you really want to be careful -- don't even wash your pet bowl in the kitchen sink. if you do -- sanitize the sink before you use it for your food. and it is not just pet food that is a concern. even doggy fretreats can be a problem.
after you do this you should wash your hand. and most krit critically keep ae eye on young children touching the food. their tiny immune systems can be vulnerable to salmonella. lisa stark, abc news. >> good advice. wash your hand. >> and call me, facebook me, whatever, your dog should not be licking your kid. >> you are going to get yourself in trouble. we are moving on. >> please move on. >> some special, pardon me. here, you got me thinking. a good story. and some special world war ii soldiers are finally get long overdue recognition. >> thousand of japanese-american soldiers who fought for the u.s. even while their families are being held in internment camps have now received the highest honor. congress awarded three units the congressional gold medal. >> 19,000 japanese-americans served. only a few hundred attended the ceremony. the soldiers are in their 80s and 90s.
>> wow. honor deferred. still important. >> long overdue. let's take a look at the weather. warmer than usual in the east. although showers in southeast stretching into the midwest. otherwise the midwest stays dry and it will be a little blustery in the dakotas. a little cool in the southern plains. denver will warm up. rain from seep yac-- seattle to francisco. snow in higher elevations. >> new york, 61. 50, omaha. 55, detroit. colorado springs, billings, 51. we both love this next story. >> love. >> dreaming this could be us. >> you call me. i'll call you. this is it, not only did a brit ush clum british columbia station broadcast results but provided the were in. >> sportscaster barry delay, he within a dream house more than $2.5 million. the anchors couldn't believe it. they then called him on his cell phone live on the air to break
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call this toll-free number now. well for the first time since they were here in the u.s., our favorite royals, william and kate have hit the road for a cool cause. >> they traveled to denmark yesterday where they helped pack emergency supplies headed for aid camps in eastern africa. peter hunt with the bbc went along with them. >> reporter: william and frederick, kate and mary. two wives with similar background who were both once nonroyals. together britain and denmark's future kings and queens, to remind the world of suffering elsewhere. the aid packed by royals is for the children still suffering from east africa's worst drought in 60 years. they are malnourished and need urgent medical help. william and kate are well aware
of intense interest in every aspect of their lives. here now they're trying to exploit that global fascination and focus it on the need of others. aid agencies are appealing for money at a time for financial difficulties for many. prince william knows it will be a challenge. >> as tragic and disastrous, what is going on in east africa puts into perspective how terrible crisises can get. >> kate says she wants to put the spotlight back on this crisis. >> it is really just how shocking the situation is, going for 100 days or so, still ongoing. a huge amount still has to happen with hundreds of children malnourishes at the moment. >> reporter: in an aid warehouse, the hard-hatted british and danish royals learn about the work done here. they have come for a day. the problems they have been highlight will last for many, many days. peter hunt, bbc news, copenhagen.
>> it is good to see that too. one they're giving back. two, reminiscent of princess diana days with all the charity work. so a tradition that lives on. >> carrying on the name. yes. coming up we go back for a visit with the happy woes miest woman world. >> and how she stays so happy and the decisions that made her that way. we'll be right back. stay with us.
♪ baby you're a fire work come on let your colors burst ♪ >> katie perry, she has got a lot to be happy about. right, but she is not the happiest person in the world. we found her. >> we did find her. as we reported yesterday morning, the honor goes to a lady out in california. we reintroduce you along with abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: mary claire has the
it all, high-powered job, a son headed to college and her husband the doctor cooks every night. >> i think i am pretty darn lucky. i think i am pretty darn happy. i don't -- really have anything to complain about, right? awe call on. >> reporter: her good life isn't just good luck. she made smart decisions. this is mary claire about 15 years ago. she gave birth to her son when she was 33. turns out that's the ideal age for most women. researchers working with "usa today" found women who gave birth to their children between 27 and 36 are the happiest. >> one of the things that happens is so many bright achieving young women, you know, burn out by working like crazy through their 30s. and then try to fit in the childbearing in the late 30s and early 40s. then where are you in mid life? >> exhausted. >> reporter: mary claire was about 15 years ago she realize she was gaining weight and
didn't have energy to cook most nights. so her husband stepped in. today he makes the family a healthy dinner every single night. yep, avenue night. and so today at 50 years old, mary claire is thinner than she was a decade ago. but she swears her secret to staying thin is more than just that saintly husband. >> i can't wait to get outside. >> reporter: she plays volleyball with her son. jumps on the elliptical in the garage or walks and vents with a neighbor every day. they spend ten minutes of fast walking, boosts your energy for two hours. 30 minutes of exercise a week reduces depression. which is key to this age group. a shocking one in four middle-aged women are on antidepressant. one in five say they don't have enough energy to get through the day. mary claire says she has been there. but by making small changes, she is making sure her best days are on the horizon. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new
york. >> not going to judge. if my husband cooked me donor every night. >> tough recession, high paying job. husband is a doctor. i can see how life is pretty good. >> you know. not bad. >> not bad. not bad work if you can find it. straight ahead your thursday morning papers. we's be right back. . where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache,
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named him ajax, baby boy, like the cleaner. >> it is someone from mythology. awe also a cleaner. >> also used to clean your toilet. yes. >> people watched them give birth. her give birth. now in there with the baby as part of this display. she is saying that, quote, it wasn't weird to give birth in front of a group of respectful people in the gallery. a picture of her holding the baby right there. i got to say this because the it is so bizarre. part of the installation, the bloodstained pillows and sheets that were used as part of her delivery. i'm sorry. >> oh, oh. >> i don't want to be judgemental on this one. >> art is a subjective thing. that to me how is that art. and the sheets, and ooh, okay. >> addressing a major issue. incessant dog barking. can drive neighbors crazy. took the issue to the local government, l.a. city council. even that is a knowing to me.
that dog. they had to define what barking is and raise fees here. they're sag nying barking is excessive, continues for ten minutes or continues intermitently, 30 minutes or more within a throw hour period. get $250 fine to $1,000 fine for excessive dog bark in l.a. i fully support that. that is an annoying sound. >> tha"the new york daily news." funny, scary, a 10-year-old boy pulls a gun on woman who jokingly tried to take the trick-or-treat candy. she jokes she will take their loot. the kid pulls out a gun. 9 millimeter. >> 10 years old. >> 10 years old. gun wasn't loaded. he had the clip in his pocket. police say the kid swiped the gun from his grandfather. what is this world coming to? >> on halloween too, come on, kids. grocery store story here. save-a-lot in portland.
this morning on "world news now" -- kait mutt knee. the controversy over alleged sexual assault charges against herman cain is now growing. >> now a third woman has come forward. can the leader for republican nomination for president clear his name it? is thursday, november 3rd. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm cecelia vega. good morning. there are new allegations today against gop front-runner herman cain. a third woman now claimed she was the victim of sexual
excuse me. excuse me. following the advice of the crisis team, dealing with a third allegation, sexual harassment for women who once worked for him. while they remain unnamed, at least two are well known inside government circles. one has worked for years as a public spokesperson for federal government agencies. her case appears to be the one cain described in his round of interviews saying she was in communications and is short. >> i was standing near her and i did this, saying you are the same height as my wife. >> reporter: the second woman who complained about cain is described as former colleagues now working as a registered lobbyist in new jersey. cain says nothing happened but that he does recall going out
for drinks with her and other employees of the restaurant association after work. >> it was never, she and i alone or anything like that. >> but the incident with the young woman that took place in a restaurant in crystal constituecity was more serious. chris wilson of oklahoma supporter of governor rick perry was there and talked about it on
ktok. >> if she comes out and talks about it. i think it will probably be end of his campaign. >> reporter: cain's recollection of incidents at the american restaurant association have changed throughout the week. >> i am unaware of any sort of settlements. >> 3 months salary. >> 3 to 6 month's severance pay. >> reporter: reported that one settlement was $35 t no small matter according to employment lawyers. >> when you pay somebody a year's salary to resolve the case that means that the c brian ross, abc news, washington. >> we all look forward to that statement, huh. >> some kind of game changing information. if these are reputable women saying this that's one thing. a third woman has come forward. if there is a pattern of behavior here. >> the third woman, associated press is reporting, has no, not been registered with the party for ten years. doesn't seem like there is necessarily a political ax to grind if this becomes, true. and the perry campaign, want to reiterate saying this charge is both reckless and false. >> they're denying anything to do with it. it came from stom wheome where. other news this morning,
president obama travels to france today for a very, very important economic summit with top european leaders. the debt crisis in greece as you can imagine is expected to be the main focus of the g-20 meeting in cannes. >> the spokesman says the u.s. has an important role to play in solving the crisis but it is up to europe how best to handle the problem. >> before leaving the house, president obama made a pitch for part of his massive jobs bill. the president said the nation's aging transportation network cost u.s. businesses and families $130 billion a year and accused lawmakers on capitol hill of simply being out of touch and urged them to finally pass the bill. >> i am joining many of these workers to say that it makes absolutely no sense when there is so much work to be done that they're not doing the work. not when there are so many roads and bridges and runways waiting to be repaired and waiting to be rebuilt.
>> speaking of the economy. new census figures released overnight show a record number of americans now live in poverty. nearly 7% of the u.s. population, one in every 15 people is now considered among the poorest of the poor. jurors in the michael jackson manslaughter trial will hear closing arguments today. testimony wrapped up on tuesday with dr. conrad murray declining to take the witness stand in his own defense. more than 300 pieces of evidence were presented in the six-week trial. the case could go to the jury as early as today. >> it is jail time for lindsay lohan. but don't feel too bad for her, not that most you've probably do feel too bad for her the she may actually end up serving one day. >> she will have to do loads of community service and therapy ordered by a judge who is clearly running out of patience. diana alvear joins us with the latest. diana? >> reporter: rob and cecelia, good morning. the judge sentenced lindsay lohan to 300 days in jail.
wait, scratch that. 30 days in jail. what's that? the sheriff says maybe a day and a half in jail. thanks to overcrowding. yeah, looks like lindsay is going to get out practically scott free. >> are you soeber? >> reporter: the way the judge sees it lindsay lohan's fate is entirely in her hand, except of course for some jail type. >> you are to serve 30 days in the county jail. >> reporter: she probably won't serve that due to overcrowding. >> she will be booked in, probably spend the night and released the next day. >> reporter: the judge said the only way the actress could avoid serving all 300 days of her jail type is by following a strict schedule of community service and therapy sessions with monthly court hearings to check on her progress. >> you understand all this, ms. lohan. >> yes, your honor. >> reporter: the judge said all community service performed at the local morgue because a homeless women's shelter didn't want her. >> they refused to take you b. s
>> i will revoke probation and put a warrant out for your arrest. i don't want to have to do that. >> reporter: a seemingly lenient sentence from a judge who dressed lohan down for not completing community service. >> probation is a gift. there is something called looking a gift horse in the mouth. >> reporter: lohan given one week to get her affairs in order before reporting to jail. as she left the court she reportedly said, thank god. >> the judge ordered lindsay to stop tweeting about her service at the morgue. and assured her morgue staff will stop holding news conferences about her. rob and cecelia. >> thank god for that. no more news conferences. and overcrowding in the jail. that's why they're not keeping her for longer than the day she is not a violent offender. just a repeat, nuisance to the court. >> huge problem in california. one of the interesting points. the judge said she was allowing
her to stay out of jail longer not complete her sentence. only in an l.a. courtroom. >> equal application of justice. so nice. so she can go. all right. here is a look at your weather on this thursday morning. a wild one here, the northeast. actually little warmer than usual. warm weather actually stretched all the way south into the carolinas and florida. a little further west there will be showers all the way into the midwest. and the southern plains will be a little cooler than usual. >> 61 degrees, new york. baltimore. and 67 in atlanta. 56 in indianapolis. cool, 57, dallas, albuquerque. 47 seattle. 56 in sacramento. cold out there. >> oh, yeah. a shoplifter in new jersey, apparently really, really enjoys his work or maybe, the overhead music, of the k mart is that good. he was caught on surveillance camera dancing, while stuffing women's clothing under his shirt. >> there he is right there. see him confronted by a security
guard outside the store he continued fancy foot work. dropped a dress he stuffed under his shirt. took off before the cops could show him another kind of blue light special. the kind you don't want to see. >> he had to rush off to his mensa meeting. he will be back tomorrow. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. ♪ i'm a dancingle fool ♪ dancing fool 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, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company,
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j >> reporter: 20% of u.s. teenagers are at risk of health problems because they're obese. researchers surveyed 44,000 teenagers in findings presented to the american public health association they say 75% of obese adolescents have tried to lose weight. obese girls reported doing at least one hour of daily physical activity to lose weight but they were more likely to drink soda regularly. obese boys trying to slim down were less likely to engage in physical activity but more likely to spend over three hours a day playing video games. and all right teens looking to lose weight were more likely to report recent smoking. the authors say this is all a sign that young people need more guidance and support to work off that unwanted weight. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> wow. >> interesting, you know. there is some, even deeper findings that have to do with ethnicity and homes children come from. if you come from mexican-american hope, a boy, more likely to be obese than if
you are african-american, white. a girl, more likely to be obese if you are african-american. diet. >> exercise. get off the video game machine. off the couch. big secret is having nutritious breakfast. jump starts the day may prevent you from eating more later in the day. so good tips. we'll be right back.
♪ all you got to do ♪ abc easy as 1-2-3 ♪ >> welcome back, everybody. parents are always looking for a way to make learning fun. we have new educational toys that could be a bug help in that. laurie shack, toy insider mom, and co-publisher of the toy insider has a lot of examples. thank you for being back. a treasure trove of stuff tonight. >> kids are sponges. i have a buzzword,
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the kindle. >> hugely popular. >> i am a huge fan. any kid that is reading. great investment for them. but i am so impressed with how they're lightening the backpack. look at the books i took them off of. >> how bad that heavy backpack is for the back. >> what is happening now the kids can actually purchase and rent their textbooks on the kindl eckin kindel, page numbers will match. every year, kids have classics, summer and regular reading. download hundreds that are free. great for adults. >> affordable. lightening. and good for the back. >> i will move a few things. we'll talk circuits. snap-it circuit board. really about learning to make a circuit board and programming a computer. >> don't shock yourself. >> 40 different programs you can get. you turn this on. push a button. see what happens.
and they're programmed you. learn to put it together. pro grap program it. >> electronics lesson. future electricians. >> can't forget science. >> this stuff looks very interesting. dr. dreadful. >> cooking lessons. >> about cause and effect. i have brain powder that i premixed. brain powder and activator. >> we need brain power. >> hopefully get nice bubbling action in here. but the kids have to read the directions to put this together. >> cool chemistry lesson. >> chemistry lesson. i made zombie skin. see i've can peel this off. best part. in case you smell it, it is a yucky but yummy treat. >> edible. don't mind if i do. this is such good stuff. great way to combine fun and learning. >> and learning, yes. >> amazing how much this stuff
has cup, technology out there. thank you, laurie, as always. >> thank you so much. >> appreciate it. >> find more details on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now". we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache,
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♪ if i could read your mind love ♪ ♪ what a tale your thoughts could tell ♪ ♪ just like a paperback novel ♪ the kind the drugstore sells >> little soothing music this morning. >> yeah. i was on facebook. sorry. >> busted. saved by a baby. a baby doll, that is. yes, a life simulating credited with saving lives in tennessee. >> part of a teen's high school
class. and as our correspondent reports, it woke up just in the nick of time. >> reporter: it was a preprogrammed cry around 3:00 in the morning that woke christian monday october 24th. >> i get up when i open my door, smoke meets me. like a wall of smoke. >> she came in and said mom the house is on fire. i said, of course i was sleeping, 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: the family was able to escape the house with their dog and the baby simulator. that's when they saw how large the fire was inside their home. >> you got out of the house you could turn and see the house what were you thinking you were watching how big the fire was? >> the own thing i have known why whole life is gone. >> reporter: christian had a baby simulator for a class assignment, named carson. an ember from the fire pit, blew into a plant, that was dead, it spread, laundry room and attic
and rest of the house. without carson's programmed cry the family may not have woken up. smoke detectors inside the house did not go off. >> i'm very thankful. >> reporter: what do you have left at this point? >> nothing. nothing. at this point. it's just starting over. >> reporter: she is a single mother working two jobs. they're living in a hotel for now. soon they plan to move into a townhouse and rebuild yeah, we definitely stuck together. she worries about me a lot more now. >> reporter: christian got an a for taking care of carson. among the destruction some inspiration. christian wrote this on her bedroom wall before the fire and it survived. it says "and life goes on." >> ironic part, the fire detectors were tested a week before, before the fire. >> thankfully the community is
this morning on "world news now" -- getting americans back to work. congress is set to take on another piece of the president's broken up jobs bill. >> this time a move to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, but will republicans put up yet another road block? it's thursday, november 3rd. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm cecelia vega. before leaving for a summit to discuss the world's economic problems, president obama was doing his best to solve the ones we have right here at home. what's behind his $70 billion
plan to get americans working? will senate republicans support it? >> we're guessing not. the other $35 billion plan got killed a few days ago. this one appears dead on arrival. we'll see how that plays out on capitol hill. also topping that this morning, cain's controversy. growing story here. a third woman has now come forward claiming that front-runner for the republican presidential nomination once sexually harassed her as well. the latest details behind the growing storm and how herman cain is now weathering it all. >> there he is not happy with reporters. asking questions about that. and --t. the people behind the viral website, awkward family photos. they're back. this time they have awkward pet pictures. a little something for the animal. >> ew. ew. oh. ooh. ah. >> first, a key vote on capitol hill, the senate is expected to decide whether to debate the
president's plan to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges. >> prospects aren't good. republicans have killed the other parts of the president's plan which have come to a vote. abc's karen travers has a preview from washington. >> reporter: this week washington is focused on fixing up america. the senate set to take up another piece of president obama's jobs agenda. this time a $70 billion bill aimed at rebuilding roads. bridges and infrastructure. >> the truth is the only way we can attack our economic challenges on the scale that is needed is with bold action by congress. they hold the purse strings. >> reporter: just as when the senate considered other parts of the jobs agenda, partisan bickering rules the day. once again senate democrats want the bill paid for with a tax increase on millionaires. republicans are sticking their ground, they refuse to support any part of the jobs plan paid for with tax increases. >> it is difficult to understand what their reasoning is. trying to protect people who make more than $1 million a year. >> reporter: republicans say it is the same old, same old from the president and senate
democrats. >> the other side's approach seems to be to try to craft measures they know can't pass. >> reporter: mcconnell said republicans would offer their own infrastructure bill this week. >> infrastructure is pretty bipartisan and pretty popular. >> reporter: a dire warning from a former white house chief of staff about what the partisan fighting could mean for the upcoming effort to reduce the deficit. >> collectively i'm worried you are going to fail, fail the country. >> reporter: president obama said yesterday the nation's aging infrastructure costs americans more than $130 billion a year. he said that essentially is a tax on consumers and businesses and a drag on the economy. rob and cecelia. >> thank you, karen. well the president switched his focus to the global economy as he arrives in france for the g-20 summit, the debt crisis in greece expected to be the main focus of the meeting in cannes.
the president's spokesman says the u.s. has an important role to play in solving this crisis but ultimately up to europe how best to handle the problem. >> the world's economy literally in these folks' hands. over the next couple of days. critical meetings. they say they wanted to read the riot act to the prime minister of greece for putting that thing up for a vote. >> he caught a lot of people off-guard. the vote could happen in early december. some saying january, 4th, 5th, of december possibly. a lot to come. >> politicking. asian markets not take it well either. >> lot of politicking in france going on. for sure. those occupy wall street protestors are kicking it up a notch trying to disrupt the flow of goods into the country's fifth busiest port, thousands of people gathered at port of oakland where organizers say they quote want to stop the flow of capital. the port mostly handles goods sent to and from asia. across the country, protestors from l.a. to new york were planning their own rallies to show solidarity with demonstrators in oakland. some of the ugliness has crept
into the occupy wall street demonstration here in new york. police arrested a 26-year-old man for groping a female protestor. he may also be responsible for other incidents as well there. he was once a volunteer in the encampment's kitchen. >> moving on to the latest developments in the herman cain controversy. a third woman says she considered filing a work place complaint against cain for what she felt was aggressive and unwanted behavior in the late 1990s. yesterday cain tried a new tactic in trying to address the accusations. >> asking me all of these other questions that y'all are curious about. don't even bother. >> the fact that the women -- >> what did i say? excuse me? excuse me? >> and the cain campaign now blames texas governor rick perry for making the sexual accusations public. perry told a conservative blog last night that his campaign quote had absolutely nothing to do with it. >> herman getting a little heated yesterday.
>> he is not happy. >> a russian arms dealer known as the merchant of death has now been convicted of trying to sell -- weapons to terrorist, guilty of four counts of conspiracy which could land him in prison the rest of his life. he was arrested in 2008 as part of an undercover sting operation. one federal agent called him one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth. >> wow. four elderly georgia men are under arrest accused of plotting a wave of terror and assassination. >> some of their families and neighbors say it was just talk over breakfast. each morning at the wafflehouse. as abc's t.j. winick reports, the fbi says it was a lot more than that. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and cecelia, good morning. authorities say the four men are part of a north georgia militia. they hardly fit the terrorist profile -- four american men, all 65 or older. but the quartet of senior citizens are now charged with planning to use ricin, lethal biological toxin and explosives
in terror attacks targeting atlanta. >> we have to be vigilant and to stay on top of those of us within our own borders here, who are attempting to do harm to their own government and citizens. >> reporter: authorities say frederick thomas, 67-year-old dan roberts, 65-year-old ray adams, and 68-year-old samuel crump are all members of a fringe, north georgia militia group, the covert group they allegedly targeted a bucket list of those they figured they needed to be taken out the men live in the towns of cleveland and tacoa, two of them alingedly bought a silencer and material they thought was c-4 explosive. >> never think a town look this, little small town to have something like that going on around it. anything can happen. >> reporter: officials believe they set their sights on government buildings and discussed spraying the ricin from an airplane over washington.
the fbi insists they're not restricting anyone's free speech. >> when those thoughts and beliefs turn into criminal action that's when we have an issue with it. >> reporter: according to authorities the four had been talking about covert operations since march of this year. rob and cecelia. >> what a scary, scary story. >> folks at the wafflehouse, there have been interviews with some of the customers and workers there, had no idea the guy whose would come in all the time were basically planning this insane plot, sitting there enjoying waffles every morning. >> wafflehouse is not a spot to go plan your terrorist attack. just go get your hash browns like other people. sliced, diced, smothered like other people. denver was slammed by its second major snowstorm in a week. the city got 10 inches of snow and blizzard conditions. interstates were closed and dozens of flights were canceled as the storm blew through. it is now headed east towards the mississippi valley and denver won't have much of a respite. the next snowstorm is set to hit on saturday.
>> a rough fall. not even winter yet. the folks in denver, wow. a look now at the rest of your weather. the last of the snow should melt today in the northeast. there will be showers around atlanta, birmingham. as far west as st. louis. denver will finally warm up after yesterday's surprise blizzard. and a new front is moving into the pacific north west. >> it will reach 57 in boston. 55 in detroit. 52 in chicago. 51, minneapolis. new orleans will only reach 70. albuquerque the high will be chilly 57. a lovely 80 in phoenix though. another college basketball season now under way. and the campus tra digszdition alive and well at john brown university. as soon as the golden eagles scored their first basket in the home opener, students toilet papered the court. there we go. >> you can't see the court there. sure a technical foul. >> the arkansas school didn't mind giving up the points. it's more than 20 years, jvu has
lost one toilet paper game. this year was no exception. the eagles wiped the floor with their opponents. 101-58. >> that's a cool tradition. >> that's good. the opponent in the game hills. dale free will baptist saints of oklahoma. >> been doing this for 30 years or something luke that? >> what school did you go to? >> american university. shout out, washington, d.c. >> very cool. >> shout out to north carolina tar heels. that's what i am saying. all right. let's make a bet on the college hoops season. >> more "world news now" when we come back. >> we'll be right back. ♪
welcome back, everybody. we turn to the previously conjoined twins separated at stanford university's children's hospital. expected to be there for at least two weeks. >> everyone involved in yesterday's surgery says things are going well. abc's linsey davis has the details. >> reporter: it had to be precise, two tiny lives on the line. doctors describe the surgery to separate the conjoined twins as a success. angelina and angelica played games like any other 2-year-olds. but for all they share -- they're very different. one is aggressive. the other shy and quiet. which for their parents always made disciplining them a challenge. time-outs virtually impossible. the girls were joined from the middle of their chest to the middle of their abdomens. each has their own kidney and
stomach, their own heart. but the life threatening challenge their livers were tightly fused together as one. >> it's as if there were two identical livers that were stuck together the we basically went right down the middle. >> reporter: the liver is the largest organ in the body, responsible for more than 400 functions, most critical a >> we really do expect them to have a normal life span and normal lifestyle. our goal is to have them healthy and happy like any other 2-year-olds running around the house. >> reporter: they will finally be able to look at each other in a way they never could before. from afar. linsey davis, abc news. >> wow, so happy for the two little girls. >> it's going to be a long recovery, not just physically, the emotional recovery of dealing with children who know no life other than to be connected. and the amount of therapy for the whole family that is going to have to go into this is going to be a big effort. the doctor who performed the surgery he has done more separations of conjoined twins than any doctor in the united states. this is his sixth one. >> impressive doctor there.
the girls heavily sedated. for the surngesurngery -- surge. we don't know if they have been awakened. >> we work them well. >> when we come back, time for the friday eve "the skinny." >> the latest on the paternity suit everyone is asking about against justin bieber. say it ain't so, demi moore. you are watching "world news now." so, demi moore. you are watching "world news now."
♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> all right. thursday's "the skinny." >> you know what i just realized. i think this is our first "the skinny" of the week where kim kardashian is not part of it. sorry. next best thing, justin bieber. here is the story. we know about this paternity suit involving justin bieber. he is ignoring it. talking about it for the first time on twitter today. he said i am going to ignore the rumors and i'm focusing on what is real. judge me on the music. the interesting thing about this -- the woman who filed it, her grandfather is speaking out in
her defense. saying she is not a liar. she met justin bieber. he sent two security guard to tap her on the shoulder and say come backstage. we want you to meet mr. bieber. they partied. had some drinks. had a little extracurricular. >> he is 17. >> he is 17. she is 20. >> her picture appeared in "star" magazine. she went with the story. interesting about this, now she is out public. she could face statutory rape charges. they're saying. he was 16. >> justin, see how that plays out. this story shocked me. we heard ashton and demi's marriage could be on the rocks because of his infidelity. now "in touch" magazine. maybe demi was creeping. saying she was messing around with a friend of ashton's. ben hollingsworth. they started out as buddies. helped him out. got him a tv show. on the beautiful life. on the cw. apparently, one night she picked him up.
after he had been partying. then the cougar came out. according to an insider. all way the insider. they wound up having sex in the back of the car. just kept going on from there. both reps are denying this, denying anything happened here. he said ben felt guilty and pulled out of the affair, getting to be really good buddies with ashton. and felt bad about it. demi tried to explain. we have an open marriage. yada-yada. maybe demi was the one out there playing around. interesting stuff. >> yeah. >> scarlet johannsen, speaking out for the first time, incident she was victim of hacking. remember this story. >> remember it well. >> place rested a guy in florida, charged with hacking, wiretapping, aggravated, identity theft. she is talking to vanity fair, december issue, saying the photos they got, hacking her cell phone, nude photos of her were going to her husband the sending them to her now ex-husband ryan reynold. interesting thing, the photos showed her posing naked in a bathroom mirror and lying
topless in bed. and she said i know my best angles. >> now so do we. >> so does everybody. >> thank you, scarlet for that inside peek. >> lindsay lohan on her way back to jail. she was in court yesterday. ordered to serve 30 days in jail. because it is not a violent offense. overcrowding. she will serve a day or two. then go back out. she will begin her fifth jail term, november 9th. serving a day or two. the judge vowed to give her more jail time. if she messes up again. couple hundred hours community service. so on, so forth. interesting here, the judge gave her more time to start her sentence, a week longer, so she could wrap up her playboy photo shoot, she is about to make $1 million. that is justice hollywood style. >> the priority. got to get to the playboy mansion. [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help.
>> all right, it that's time. one, two, three. >> so you, slap, i like that. >> let the aggression out. our favorite story of the day. a good slap. healthy slap. a story involving animals that maybe, even my friend here, rob, can learn to love. >> we will see. our four-legged friend and their owners as dan harris reports this story marks the return of the guys behind a very viral website. >> reporter: everybody has heard the old song about not judging a book by its cover. but this cover photo pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this new book, called "awkward family pet photos." there are dogs in costume. dogs with stogies. dogs being lovingly strangled. dogs in funny outer wear. and dogs contemplating the infinite universe alongside their owners. there are cats too, cats looking
peeved. cats kissing baby. cats being man handled. and cats being held awkwardly in what is this? outer space. all these pictures were lovingly curated by these two guys. >> great photo. a guy brought his cat to visit the easter bunny. and the cat looks so freaked out. just a perfect example of kind of the lengths we go to do things with our pets. of course the pets are completely confused. >> reporter: they got their start with a website and book of awkward family photos. but they noticed that the ones with pets were the most popular. >> it is a different dynamic. different relationship. people and their pets. people will do anything for their pets. >> anything like put them in funny poses, leg warmers, braids, patriotic costumes or pose, and this one is a little bit strange, with the skeleton of a deceased pet. >> it isn't the pets that are
awkward. it's us. >> reporter: really, pets are never awkward. look what this dog is doing to this child. or to this child. or check out what is happening in the background of this picture. of course all this animal behavior is easily understandable as nature's imperative. but some of the human behavior in this book, like putting a cougar in a crib with two children, or this, deeply weird shot, some of the human behavior here is really hard to wrap your head around. it all illustrates the depth of the love we have for our pets. even if we have a funny way of showing it. >> that is -- hilarious. oh, ha-ha. >> oh, my dear lord. >> we knew something was coming. we had no idea that was it. here is our family photo.