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nigh da indian nation met with nfl executive and demanded the league force daniel snider to change the team's name. that is something schneider said he will never do. the tribe asked the nfl to sanction schneider claiming the team's name is detrimental to the welfare of the nfl's image. the starting goalie of the avalanche is facing charges from an alleged domestic violence incident. he surrendered last night. he is charged with kidnapping and third degree assault. they say it involves someone who he had an intimate relationship. the head of the nsa is denying reports his agency broke to to the databases of google. they say the reports were factually incorrect and it would be illegal for the nsa to break in to company's database. the nsa is knocking down an italian report that it spied on cardinals a the vatican as they prepared to pick a new pope.
the justice department is stepping in to a lawsuit against the company that handled the background check of edward snowden. the government says the united states investigation services failed to perform quality control reviews on background investigations. federal health expert s say we are not doing enough to protect athletes from concussions. a new report shows many head injuries are going unreported and blames parents, coaches and teens themselves for ignoring the warning signs. the institute is calling for a national system to track sports-related concussions. the feds are trying to reassure people that access the troubled obama care website that their private information is secure. a health and human services spokesperson says security tests are conduct on an ongoing basis to protect the blic. >> that came up in a hearing on capitol hill. karen travers is there. >> reporter: good morning. secretary see bealous was on the hot seat yesterday. it was a 3 1/2 hour hearing that grew contentious as lawmakers
demanded answers for the failures of healthcare.gov and at times secretary sebelius couldn't hide her frustration but ultimately she said to fix all of this, it's her responsibility. in boston, president obama said again he's not happy about the problems at healthcare.gov. >> i take full responsibility to make sure it gets fixed asap. >> reporter: and kathleen sebelius fell on her sword. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: since healthcare.gov launched, it has been plagued by technical problems. even as sebelius was testifying, the website was showing this error message. >> we are working day and night and will continue until it is fixed. >> reporter: right out of the gate, sebelius apologized, but republican lawmakers wanted more. >> while i think it is great you are a team player and you are taking responsibility it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct. >> you clearly -- yes, he is the president. he is responsible.
>> reporter: lawmakers also zeroed in on this often-repeated mantra from president obama. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: turns out that's not true. 15 million americans may lose the cheap, but limited coverage plans they currently have because the insurance companies that offer them are now required by law to include more care options. president obama said a change in coverage will be a good thing. >> if you are getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. that's what it is for. you are going to get a better deal. >> reporter: health care experts at abc news say that people will be able to find plans that are just as cheap or cheaper with better coverage but john and diana that won't happen until healthcare.gov is fully functioning. >> karen, thank you. being at the white house is spooky these days and some of it has to do with halloween. >> overnight, the people's house is bathed in orange and blue
lights, as you can see. there decorated with spied er webs and pumpkins. white house staff as you see them walking bigot creative. government workers. >> that is a great looking decoration. >> earlier in the day elmo and rosito joined the first lady in her guard and joined elementary students in harvesting the vegetables. >> local kids and familiar children of military families will visit the white house. >> coming up we can't wait to put on our costumes. avoiding dangers while trick or treating. the app that steers your family away from real-life trouble. you are watching "world news now">> announcer: world knew now weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer:
pictures. >> they look wonderful. most kids will get dress ied up later today for trick or treating and safety is key. >> there is an app to see which houses you may want to avoid. more from brianna long from our station in minnesota. >> 4 dwreerld a call is planning to be a ninja for halloween and his mom is taking him trick or treating. >> we go up and down the neighborhood. pretty good area for trick or treating. >> we found cases of drugs, assault and theft within a few blocks of her house. >> i assume it is a safe area and with a younger child i'm always with him but you never know where you are going, especially fur going door to door it. >> gives you the chance to add family and friends, neighbors and if something goes wrong you can send a panic alert. >> all things that are reassuring. >> everybody has a phone and you
can find out how safe it is. >> on this street alone, 16th street southeast i found several homes where theft, harass and assault took place and a sex offender that lives down the road. reporting in row chester, abc 6 news. >> i wouldn't even think to look in to something like that. but in this day and age it's a good thing to have. >> it is the time of the year. my child is small. i will be with him all the time but alexis is getting older. >> she needs to be supervised, too. >> but as she goes to her teenager years she will say no more dad and you want to know where these people live. >> good to know. >> downloading it now. >> up next we will unveil our costumes. you have to wait and see to find out what they are. >> in our next half hour, america's obsession with the undead. how a horror show cult classic is the most talked about topic of t. you are watching "world news now."
>> can you dance the charleston. you want me to show how i dance the charleston. how about that? >> beautiful. i got to say. >> i got this girl named daisy. if you see her make yourself skans. it. >> is a complete ly fake cigarette. there's nothing in the glass. >> yes, there it. >> it is almost uncanny you were a child of the roaring '20s in another life. talk about uncanny, how about that. leo and jn. both of you gatsbys. >> you are eleanor. >> eleanor. >> i like eleanor better than daisy. >>. >> she is sexier. >> well, thank you. >> gorgeous. like the ghost of christmas past we wanted to look at the halloween of "world news now" past. here's a look at our friends and colleagues in all of their costume glory. >> it is halloween and we are pleased to have your company. one of the scariest things you
may have to face ♪ i was working in the lab late one night ♪ >> see, this is what i have to put up. >> well, what's with this mustache. >> took me forever. >>. ♪ monster mash >> adam sandler. >>. >> happy halloween. ♪ monster mash >> what other profession do you dress up in dumb costumes and act like kids? >> television. >> happy halloween. >> i'm sucking up to the big man. that doesn't sound right. >> i'm joe jonas. i don't know if i have hit puberty yet. this is my brother kevin and my brother nick. and now we have another special halloween guest.
come on out. >> i know a lot of people had a rough year but me and freddy had a rough year. lost our house. lost the money. i'm fannie mae. >> like that. a lot of fans? >> i have 20,000. >> are you looking for a man? >> look at that situation. come on, girl. come on girl. >> here's a look at your weather. showers across spokane. >> oh, man. ♪ >> what's up? ♪ >> nice. nice. i think charleston has it beat, though. >> i think so. and our costumes are pretty
good. >> elaborate, right. >> i wasn't always the great gatsby. this is me from long island when i was 8 years old. we all liked to be hobos. too cool to be a real cartoon character than is my buddy. hope you are watching. >> one year i was a witch and my mom decided she was done with me being a witch and she made me in to an ecuadorian woman. this she only picture she could find interestingly. >> adorable. >> i was 10. >> look at this piece of womanhood now. >> check me now. i'm now eleanor. >> we should have a few more martinis before the show is over. too bad. we know ir rocking costumes as well. we'd like to see them. e-mail your pictureses of your dog, cat, kid, whatever.
welcome to "the mix," everybody. >> you look marvelous. >> so do you mr. gatsby. i like your suit. >> well, thank you. >> it is mix time and we have some fun stuff to show you, including a dad who calls himself spandad -- he puts his kids in crazy foez poses where they look like they are flying. here they are in superman. he has three little ones. next up is star wars. >> cool. >> baby is coming in a second. harry potter is up next. the greatest one. see the big sis is holding the
baby? they are carrying the pumpkins around and them last is peter pan. >> amazing. >> they look awesome. >> spielberg did stuff like this and now you can do it with your computer. >> he said his secret is tripod, leaf blower and his wife. looks great. good job. you know the grinch that stole christmas, how about the grinch that stole halloween. listen to this one. imagine going to a woman's house, getting a sealed envelope, confidential, you get home and you find out it says you are overweight. this is what might be happening today in fargo, north dakota. a woman called in to a radio station y-94 and said she doesn't plan to give out halloween candy to the kids. if they are overweight, they will get sealed letters saying
they are obese. >> okay. >> it's halloween. enough of that. >> how about you just not answer the door at all. >> yeah, exactly. >> i just want to send a message to the parents of the kids that are really overweight. i think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just cause all the other kids are doing it. >> all right. well, i agree with the idea we should all be healthy but not on halloween. it is a holiday and don't make the kids feel bad. >> if you live in this lady's neighborhood, go egg her house. >> wish i was 12 again. >> this is a guy who's an artist and blogger for the detroit free press. his name is eric millica dmrks. these are creations of different monsters and he does it by arranging unwrapped can dichl there's frankenstein here's
this morning on "world news now," red sox win the world series champs. fans celebrating in the streets right now and how boston trounced st. louis in the victory. mother nature interferes with trick or treat plans tonight with a powerful storm system. the dangerous winds and even more danger for plenty of people. school scandal, the students from middle and high school that may face pornography charges. what they say about the x-rated selfies. >> who do you you think has more influence kim and kanye or a certain couple in washington? that is coming in "the skinny" on this thursday, october 31st.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> happy halloween. >> happy halloween. >> nicely done. >> we are flanked by our friends here, the green lantern. >> who knew you had such abs. >> sweet. amanda you are a -- >> super smurfette. >> happy halloween, everybody. having a little bit of fun. thank you, guys. jake and amanda there for you. there you have it. the most i did is i wore orange and you have. >> your hair is slicked back. >> we've got some surprises. >> let's get started now. eight time world series champions the boston red sox got going against the cardinals. thanks to a three-run double by shane victorino. >> the sox tag on three more and that was more than enough.
the victory sent fans in the street to celebrate after the game. the manager gives his players the credit and his fans some as well. >> in return, they gave these guys an incredible amount of energy to thrive on in this ballpark. i'm sure everybody in our uniform whether they are here going forward or elsewhere they will look back at the events that took place and unfolded as a special year. there's no way we can say it any other way. >> reporter: they can look forward to celebrating with their fans during the victory parade and rally. if history is any guide, that will happen on friday. >> it should be fun. here's the thing. in boston they are so superstitious, they won't talk about the parade beforehand. if you go to a police press conference and ask the question you get shunned immediately. i made that mistake. >> no kidding. >> we were trying to -- of course my station sent me there to request ask the question. i was the only nitwit that asked even though every reporter there was told to ask the question.
>> the curse is officially over. three championships in the last ten years an now they have won one at fenway. there is no more curse. they are blessed. >> this is their eighth world series title. i know this is historic. everybody wants to party like it is 1918 but let's get serious. there are teams out there that haven't won a championship in 100 years. ease up on the craziness. this is coming from a new yorker. sorry, guys. >> fellow new yorker telling you to ease up. moving on to the weather now. a fierce line of storms that will make halloween a real fright for millions of people today and it will begin with the morning commute. trick or treating will be moved indoors or postponed to a day without torrential rain, powerful winds or a threat of tornados. sam champion is tracking the storm. >> reporter: early good deals and goblins got a taste of bad weather. as a line of severe storms roared through the middle of the
country. strong winds and flash flooding hitting areas like houston. also in macon county, missouri, golf ball size hail pummelled drivers. so bad cars were forced off the road. and halloween weather promises to be more frightening. hail, strong winds, heavy rain and lightning forecast thursday for 12 states. one to two inches of rain are possible from michigan to kansas with three to five inches of rain on the southern edge of the storm. the weather forcing a change of halloween plans in america's heart plans. in indianapolis events have been cancelled postponed or moved indoors. >> i have six kids. i don't want to drag them out in the pouring rain. i'm considering buying candy and that way they have candy if we don't make it out of the house. >> reporter: in chicago, those we spoke to say thank you the weather won't halt their halloween haunting. >> it will not stop us. we will go out and have fun. >> reporter: usually this time of the year a big storm will
have a snowy component. and this halloween storm does not. if you are on the east or west coast, this particular storm does not affect you halloween day or even halloween night sam champion, abc news, new york. >> okay. with the storm hitting much of the nation, we want to know what are your halloween plans? log on to our facebook page wnnfans.com and hopefully the weather will be good where you are. >> now for the rest of the halloween forecast. as sam says, the coast will be mostly clear today, but the line of storms is moving east delivering heavy rain to the southeast overnight tonight and strong winds to the northeast. >> 58 seattle. l.a. 75. denver 76. 77 dallas. washington 72. there were apologies over the problem-plagued rollout of the health care website. vice president biden is the latest top administration official to say he's sorry about the whole mess. yesterday on capitol hill the health and human services secretary apologized to frustrated people trying to sign up for health care coverage. kathleen sebelius told the
committee she's accountable for the failures. >> while i think it is great that you are a team player and taking responsibility. it is ultimately the president's responsibility. >> whatever. he is the president and he's responsible. >> reporter: republicans argue the glitches are proof the government can't manage the complex health care program. new developments in controversy hitting the white house. nsa spy scandal. the nsa is denying an italian news report that it spied on cardinals at the vatican as they gathered to select the pope. earlier roman catholic leaders said they weren't worried about the news reports. in london three journalists at rupert murdoch's paper has pleaded guilty to phone hacking. that doesn't help eight other former staffers who went on trial on monday. among those pleading not guilty are rebecca brooks and andy coleson, a former editor who became prime minister david cameron's spokesperson. a robbery at aas station
in orlando could have turned deadly but a cell phone saved the day. the suspect seen here grabbing cash from the register fired a shot before the get away. the clerk was hit in the abdomen and he didn't realize it at first. the cell phone blocked the bullet. the phone didn't fair so well. check that out. but the clerk is just fine. amazing. police officer in milwaukee also lucky after a dramatic high-speed chase. his dash cam rolling when the suspect he was pursuing lost control of his car. the car went airborne, slammed in to the officer's windshield. the officer was injured but did survive. police say the suspect was draung, driving going more than 100 miles an hour. >> scary pictures. >> whoa. cirque du soleil and a las vegas casino are facing charges in the death of a performer. it could pave the way for civil lawsuits in connection with that accident. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: more than 100 million spectators have seen the cirque du soleil perform over
the last 30 years. in june, for the first time, they watched in horror as an experienced acrobat sarah guillot-guyard plunged to her death. today nevada's occupational safety and health administration ordered cirque du soleil and the mgm grand hotel to pay more than $30,000 in fines because the agency concluded they did not provide proper training and exposed employees to hazards. according to osha's version, the wire rope hosting the mother of two up a sheer wall was severed due to the rapid descent of the performer after it popped out of a pulley. she fell 100 feet to the floor. even for experience ed performers these high-flying stunts can be dangerous. a performer as spiderman fell. from a broadway stage. both circumstance du so lay and
mgm grand say they will appeal the decisi both companies say safety has always been a top priority. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> san diego police investigating a sexting scandal in public schools. criminal charges are expected against dozens of students. police say female students sent nude pictures of themselves. they say possessing these types of images is considered child porn. >> the individuals took pictures exposing various parts of their body, unflattering. >> i think i need to sit down and talk to my kids and make sure they understand what is going on and serious stuff. it really could wreak havoc on their lives. >> police say some of the girls were as young as 13. many didn't know their photos had made the rounds. >> just the kind of story you think what -- >> incredibly stupid. they need to have big-time slap on the wrist but give me a break. their possession was not meant to distribute child porn. somewhere in here common sense has to prevail.
>> agree with that. facebook stock will get attention following the latest strong earnings report and a surprising comment from investors. the company had $1.2 billion users at the end of september and mobile advertising remains strong. during a conference call, facebook saw a decrease in use among young teens than sent facebook stock in to a tail spin in after-hours trading. holland's got talent judges didn't expect much from a 9-year-old girl and her opera number. >> then she stepped to the mic, opened her mouth and started singing. ♪ >> wow! >> she learned to sing by watching you tube videos.
when you got it, you got it they say. >> she told the judges my brother plays the violin and i wanted to do something. i heard opera songs and found beautiful and started singing. >> making the hair on the back of my head stand up. look at her. she so cool. her name is amira willighagen. we will be hearing about that. everybody needs to know her name. coming up, what an amazing record set by katy perry. and america's fascination with zombies in the movies. not only on halloween but year round. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options.
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an an an amazing story from upstate new york where a bus driver stopped his route to save the life of a woman. it is our "favorite story of the day." >> an awesome story. the driver jumps in to action and this morning he is being called a hero, and he is. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: call it a real-life what would you do. watch as surveillance camera spots a woman standing on a narrow ledge on the other side of the guardrail, apparently contemplating jumping on to a local expressway below. this man walks right by.
this biker keeps pedaling. but barton pulls over and stops the bus. >> miss, are you all right? >> reporter: the woman looks at him but doesn't respond. that's when he goes to her. >> i basically told her there is nothing that serious and where she was a dangerous place. >> reporter: barton literally talks her off the ledge, putting his arm around her, helping her climb back over the guardrail and then he sits down with her and just talks. >> i gave her encouraging words. i grew up in the church. in the background i heard my mom's voice. >> reporter: when he gets back mostly high school students, give him a round of applause. >> the bible says you have to be ready. if you have time to 0 do anything, you have time to do the right thing. >> reporter: his coworkers call him big country but across this big country it is his big heart we will all remember, linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> that guy is awesome plain and simple.
>> there's no two ways about it. you saw other people going by. >> he drives a bus and stops. >> a bus full of people in it. they had places to go. >> he could have said, bless your heart, fly right and got back on the bus. he sits down with her. >> he truly saved her life. i think it is clear to say she was on the verge of doing something that she obviously -- everybody was going to regret and he stepped in, right in the nick of time. very cool guy. coming up, who do you think is more influential, certain members of the kardashian clan or michelle or barack obama. >> katy perry's latest reason to roar is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
. ♪ skinny so skinny >> skinny time. >> halloween edition. >> i think we will have a few surprises. i will read the story you enjoy the surprises. ♪ skinny so skinny >> skinny time. >> halloween edition. >> i think we will have a few surprises. i will read the story you enjoy the surprises. kanye west may have topped himself this time. he mentioned himself in the same breath as walt disney, jesus christ and ryan seacrest. kanye says he is as influential along with kim, as the president and michelle obama. he said no one is looking at what obama is wearing. he said that miguel obama cannot instagram a pic like my girlfriend instagramed the other day.
he maybe right about that one. >> what is she wearing. >> it doesn't matter. i like it. >> i'm the best and that's the bottom line. >> i can't deal with him. i was almost able to deal with her because the sex tape and she became famous and now i can't deal with her either. >> i can enjoy this. >> a minute to tell you katy perry topped herself. debuted number one. her album "prism" topping the billboard 200 charts and she set a record for the largest sales week of 2013 for female artist in the u.s. selling 286,000 units in a week. congratulations to her. it is her "prism" album that features the song you are listening to, which is "roar." she also topped miley cyrus. >> and kept on more clothes doing it. >> guys having fun back there? looking good doing it. the jonas brothers explain their break up to robin roberts on gma.
here's what they sad had to say. >> after thinking about it and talking about it together we feel we are best suited to do our own individual things, all thing we are passionate about and choose to be brothers first. >> that's good advice i see a reunion tour already. >> they didn't say this but they had a good run and wish them luck. quickly, by the way, karen washington is pregnant on the abc hit series "scandal." she married her husband secret wedding by the way four months ago. his name nnamdi asomugha. he is a san francisco quarterback. now they are pregnant with a secret wedding. it won't be a secret belly bump because you can't keep that a secret. and happy halloween, everybody. what do we have here? >> he's a mignon.
♪ songs like that, michael jackson's "thriller" make the undead cool again. >> the tv show, "the walking dead," is creating a nation with an appetite for zombies. here's abc's chris connelly. >> reporter: the idea to imagine what life would be like after a zombie apocalypse. >> christ promised resurrection of the dead. i just thought he had something a little different in mind. >> reporter: it is what millions of viewers want to see. halloween 2010, amc's "the walking dead" has been flushing out that scenario and the show has been eating the cable competition alive.
>> a show that you watch. people are flocking to the show because there is nothing like it. >> reporter: centered on a colony of survivors desperate to defend themselves against the zombies are walkers ready to prey upon them. the series was produced by amc on tuesday for a fifth season. the decision, a no brainer. season four's premier, this past weekend, it beat sunday night football. >> you have to have numbers. >> at a time when ratings are going down across the board, this show attracts 16 million people on the night it airs. you factor in the dvr numbers over a couple of days and you are at 20 million. ♪ >> zombies got an unconventional reboot in the 1980s with michael jackson in the "thriller" video. but the 21st century is seeing our appetite for zombies really
kick in. in such video games as "call of duty: black ops" and movies like 28 days later and"world war z." >> we are getting out of here. there is a ruthless to them and a lack of humanity to what used to be human. >> the success of the walking dead proves sometimes you are better undead than alive. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> not my cup of tea. i guess i'm not trendy. >> i will stick with "modern family". we want to end this half hour with a look at your little monsters. >> we asked you send in pictures of your costumes. we have some great ones to share. >> fried egg. >> i get it. >> angry bird and some blue guy. >> abe lincoln. >> very good. >> interesting. superman, super dog. >> cute. ♪ why choose land o' lakes butter in half sticks?
making news in america this morning -- boston strong. they are celebrating in beantown following a historic win. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. >> new video of the locker room celebration. the fans partying in the streets. and as the celebration at fenway carried on, fans flocked to the scene where tragedy struck their city. how they pay tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing. breaking news. heavy rain forcing people to flee to higher ground. new video just in. and wild wreck. a police chase with a car driving the wrong way comes to a dramatic end.
good thursday morning, everyone. and happy halloween. well, it took 95 years. but the boston red sox have won the world series at fenway park. >> yep. the sox battling past the cardinals in game six. celebrating as world champions in front of their home crowd. here's the winning team in the locker room. much-needed lift for that city that dealt with tragedy in the marathon bombings. abc's rob nelson is in boston. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. this may be the happiest halloween that boston has seen in a very long time. they last won the title in 2007. but this is the first time they've won here at home at fenway since 1918. this has been such a close series. nothing short of a rout. much to the delight of a jam-packed fenway. treated to a night of sports history nearly a century in the
making. the sox dominated all night long. but the biggest moment in the game coming in the third inning when shane victorino hit a double that brought in three runs. boston never looked back after that. cruising to a 6-1 victory that has electrified this city, that shows again and again how it loves its sports team. the huge celebration, coming six months after the horrific bombing at the marathon. the healing in boston is far from over. but we've seen so many time since april, boston strong is very, very real. >> yeah, red sox. >> yay, red sox. >> reporter: within minutes of the game being over, it did not take long for the streets of boston to turn into a big party. but despite a few minor incidents, police kept the situation largely under control. rob nelson, abc news, boston. >> all right, rob, thanks. the postvictory celebration wasn't entirely good-natured. >> at least one car was flipped over by unruly fans.
boston police say there were at least nine people arrested after the game. but there's also this image of the celebration. >> yeah. hundreds of fans gathering at the boston marathon finish line. some even posing for pictures on that line, so near the site of the bombings that killed three people and injured dozens back in april. a special scene, no doubt. the mayor will announce details for the victory parade and celebration. that will be later today. now, to the new developments in the controversy over obama care's rollout. the president and his point person are insisting that problems with the website will be fixed. >> president obama spoke in boston while kathleen sebelius was under intense questioning on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: this morning, new promises from the obama administration, which is hard at work trying to fix that frustrating health care website. the president speaking in massachusetts, defended the affordable care act. >> i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. and we are going to see it through. >> reporter: holly ferris is one of the millions of americans to
visit healthcare.gov since its october 1st launch. after waiting 4 1/2 hours, she successfully enrolled. >> it can be done, yes. >> you're here to prove it. >> i'm living proof. but i'm a stubborn person. >> reporter: but holly's experience is not the norm. many who logon are greeted with error messages and delays. on capitol hill, the woman who human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, got grilled. >> we're working day and night and will continue until it's fixed. >> reporter: sebelius promises that the health care marketplace will be fully functional by the end of november. in the meantime, 15 million americans may lose the cheap policies they currently have because under the affordable care act, companies are required to provide more basic insurance options. these americans will have to buy a new plan. >> just shop around in the new marketplace. you're going to get a