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breaking news on "world news now." >> mandatory evacuations in tennessee, wildfires growing out of control, taking over one tennessee town near a popular resort. some are trapped in a hotel. we'll talk to them next. the search for answers after an ohio state student rammed fellow students with a car and knife. authorities trying to determine if terrorism was the motive. tracking down the truth behind the lines, what's behind the fake news websites that critics say had a major impact on the presidential election. the unlikely breeding ground feeding the websites. it's tuesday, november 2 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning,
we'll start, first, with tennessee. that's where a quick moving wildfire has torched at least 30 buildings in the resort town, and a 16-story hotel is also on fire. >> the wildfire started this afternoon and is currently on the edge of dolly parton's theme park, dollywood. people are packing the roads trying to get out of the popular tourist area. >> joining us on the phone, one inside logan. we are concerned about you watching all the reports and fire surrounding the hotel that you're in right now. what's the situation? >> caller: so right now, they actually let us go back, leave the lobby where they had had us this whole time, and they've had us come up to the rooms, but -- because we're on the first floor because they had to break the
because we were suffocating from the smoke, like, so bad, like, we were on the ground suff suffocating, and, like, we were flat. you had to lay perfectly flat on the ground or the smoke was too thick. we had masks, but it was too thick for the masks. we're in our suite right now, but we're actually -- they had contained the fires, but it looks like it's making its way back up towards us. >> so you're actually this fire coming up? >> looking out the window of the balcony. >> and what are people, staff there or firefighters, are they surrounding the hotel now? what is the staff telling you? >> caller: we -- we have not heard from any of the staff since they sent us to the room, and the firefighters, i don't even know where they are.
were still walking the perimeter of the hotel, but i don't see -- i just walked out of my room, and i don't see staff or anyone. i see people sleeping in the lobby, but i do not see staff or firefighters. >> i want to show you a piece of video, when i became concerned about the park vista hotel where logan is. the chef posted this, look how close the flames are to the hotel there, and camera around at one point, and you see others there inside the hotel. it is smokey. the flames are right there on p of the hotel. see there are people right in that lobby area. logan, that's the situation that you've been dealing with over the last few hours. i cannot imagine how frightening it is to be there right now. >> caller: yes. it's terrifying. it is. >> and you couldn't evacuate? there's only one road out of town, so with your aunt and cousin, and you have to stay
mountain from the hotel, and it's engulfed. >> well, we are keeping fingers crossed for you and your family, just stay calm, and i know the firefighters have their hands full, but we will hope for the best. thank you so much, logan. >> caller: thank you. >> a little bit of rain hopefully helps. >> supposed to target the fire zone. >> we have a storm system moving through bringing heavy ra the second system is expected this evening, so, of course, we'll continue to stay on top of the breaking story from tennessee. other major story now from south america where there's been a deadly plane crash in colombia. the charter plane carried 72 people from a brazilian club soccer team when it went down on the way to the airport . there were nine crew members on board, and officials say at least six people survived the
crash, but because of weather conditions, the crash site can only be reached by ground. we'll stay on top of the story as well. we've the aftermath of the attack at ohio state university. so many talking about this. the massive school in columbus, ohio getting back to normal today with classes resuming this morning. >> there are questions about the frightening attack there yesterday. investigators are looking into the life of the somalia-born student who went on the attack. we are in >> reporter: good morning. the crime scene takes us, but the active investigation continues at ohio state university. local and federal authorities believe the suspect acted alone, but they are working to figure out if his motive was terror related. confusion and chaos on the campus of ohio state university. >> fire department, this is osu. we have a vehicle that struck several pedestrians. >> reporter: monday morning, a
into several people near the school's engineering building, got out with a knife, and started slashing. >> don't go to campus, there's an active shooter. >> reporter: this officer with two years on the force, opened fire killing the suspect. >> the cop yelled, he charged the cop, and the cop was forced to shoot him. >> reporter: there was no active shooter and the terrifying theme sparked panic. many barricading themselves in tweeted, active shooter, run, hide, fight. >> i ran into a bathroom, luc luckily, just a single stall, and i was able to lock myself in there. >> reporter: the attacker identified as an osu student, and the school newspaper said this is the fphoto of the somala immigrant and he was upset about the treatment of muslims, and minutes before attack, posted, i
as a potential terrorist attack. >> reporter: they are searching the suspect's home for clues on the motive, but leaders in the muslim community spoke out urging people not to jump to conclusions that falsely link this accident to the face of islam. >> thank you. he mentioned there the hero cop who shot and killed the attacker. a school official said 28-year-old ohio state officer was at the right place at the right time in order to end the threat quickly. he was in the area where the of a gas leak, he saw the entire incident as it played out and shot the driver in less than a minute after the whole thing started. >> amazing. a recount of the general election could get underway in wisconsin as early as thursday. green party candidate jill stein has this afternoon to pay $3.5 million to cover the cost, but get this, she already raised more than $6 million. the recount effort that upset donald trump is targeting
by fewer than 11,000 votes. hillary clinton would have to flip all three states to overturn the victory. >> reporter: the president-elect is holding a second meeting today with mitt romney as he weighs choices for secretary of state. after meeting with another potential pick, retired general petraeus, trump tweeted he was very impressed. more now from tom llamas. donald trump summoning a favorite military leader to trump tower, david petraeus, now a con tender for secretary of state. >> meeting went well. with him for about an hour, he basically walked us around the world, showed a grasp of a variety of the challenges out there, and some of the opportunities as well. >> reporter: and petraeus, the most famous military commander of his generation falling from grace after leaking classified information to his mistress,
director of the cia, a punishment trump said went too far. >> and general petraeus' life and reputation has been destroyed for doing nothing. >> reporter: meeting comes as trump's senior adviser conway wages a campaign against another candidate for secretary of state, mitt romney, once one of trump's toughest critics. >> a phoney, a fraud, trump university. >> reporter: saying supporters would feel betrayed. >> he went out of his way to hurt donald trump. i don't think cost of admission for party unity has to be the secretary of state position. >> reporter: others on team trump push for long time loyaloyal ist rudy, but -- >> it's going to be a busy week, buckle up. >> reporter: reports that
manager, conway, for what she said about mitt romney, but she says anything said on television, she told the president-elect that in person, and she's working alongside him and vice president pence and that the reports are completely false. tom llamas, abc news, new york. coming up, the new health alert, a home grown case of the zika virus. beware of what you read on the internet, fake news websites and what's check out our behind the scenes pictures on instagram. they are always real. abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." ? holy night ?
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the white house says the president will not attend the president of castro friday. thousands of cubans continue to pay respect. schools and government offices are closed planned for today. tomorrow, his ashes begin a three-day procession east across cuba before being laid to rest on sunday. a group of iranians small craft aimed its gun at a u.s. navy helicopter in the strait of hormuz this weekend. the chopper was flying ahead of the uss eisenhower as it headed out of the persian gulf. the defense department official called the move by the iranians unsafe and unprofessional. almost sounds like deja vu.
case of the zika virus. the woman is a resident of brownsville near the border of mexico, reported no travel to other countries with outbreaks, and until now. the only state to report home grown cases was florida. if you recall, the first state in the u.s. to report another deadly virus, the ebola virus, on u.s. soil was in texas. from texas, a bizarre incident at the airport in houston. a female passenger on a united airlines flight opened an emergency door and the moving plane. the woman was detained by the police as she ran from the aircraft on the tarmac as the plane arrived from new orleans. the woman is undergoing a mental health evaluation. the district attorney and fbi declining to file charges. now to the strange sight on an australian highway with traffic brought to a standstill by an suv doing reverse donuts
collision. the driver was unconscious. one managed to open the door, get in, and apply the hand brake. the driver may have had a medical issue cautioning the crash. coming up, the next half hour, new developments in the mystery kidnapping in california. the mother of two found alive three weeks after vanishing while jogging. what we're now hearing from an eyewitness who found her tied up on the side of the road. >> but, first, the growing number of those so-called fake news websites. unlikely breeding groundee jobs of real journalists so much harder. you're watching "world news
around the world while the truth still is putting on its shoes. >> same sentiment could be applied to the -- i can say this word -- proliferation. you so digdignified. >> we are up all night line with juju chang. >> reporter: in one of the most contentious elections in modern history, sensationalized, and at times flat out fake news amplifying partisan rigor across the country. pope francis shocks the world, endorsing donald trump for president. fake. there's this. fbi agent suspected in hillary's leak, problem is, there's no such thing as the denver gua guardian. while medias are brands built on accuracy, others report misinformation, and it's spread
buzzfeed was one of the first to recognize this problem and has been tracking fake news on the internet for years. buzzfeed uncovered a breeding ground for some of the fake news sites. >> more than a hundred websites in one small town in central macedonia. >> reporter: that's right. macedonia. in particular, veles, an economically depressed city of 45,000, the rust belt of the former republic, and we went to macedonia to see for speak out in the shadows for the first time on television. >> i had 7 million views on one article. >> they find a way to spread. >> i had to find work in the past few months.
salary. >> reporter: mark zuckerberg dismissed the notion that the social network had an impact. >> the idea that fake news influenced the election in any way, i think, is pretty crazy idea. >> reporter: a recent poll found that 62% of american adults get news on social media with facebook leading the pack by far. nearly two-thirds of the users getting news from the site. after scoffing at the notion that fake news on facebook had an impact, zuckerberg seems problem, writing, bottom line is, we take misinformation seriously. we take this responsibility seriously. we've made significant progress, but there is more work to be done. but the biggest game changer could lie in eliminating the profit motive. >> my bank account, and payments are sent to my bank account.
as of early last week, they prohibit google ads from being placed on misrepresented content, adding, moving forward, we'll restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information. separates fact from fiction is not easy when mainstream media is at an all time high for mi mistrust. >> when donald trump says millions voted illegally, completely not true, that with the truth and people make things up. >> reporter: and when our social media feed designed to mirror our own opinions only confirming our biases. so when you give a customer what they want -- >> they drown in exactly what they want and to the exclusion of in addition else. >> reporter: juju chang, new york. >> i read about this recently. >> difficult. it's an ecochamber and hard to know the truth and what's not. they look legit.
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use as directed what are you thinking about so hard? >> still trying to scratch my head over this first story in the mix, talking about time travel. apparently, it is possible. >> well, i would love to travel back in time or into the future. >> or parallel universe for that matter. this is a scientist out in california, uve for quantum dynamics saying time travel is possible. they came up with a theory that says there are many parallel universes where every conceivable outcome occurs, and these different universes interact. there could be another adyou on beach. >> i i should be there right now, not by parallel self. it's a theory.
came out to be fact. don't bust it yet. >> once it's proven, get back to me. einstein's theories were proproven. >> it's fascinating and cool. >> i have the opposite opinion. >> i'd be in the south of france right now. >> let's talk about visiting a restaurant that you might enjoy. if you're an introvert and really only go out to eat to pick up food because you can't stand looking another human being. >> yeah. >> this is perfect for you. this is the famed japanese chain that's now offering in brooklyn, wednesday, a low interaction dining experience, so you see yourself, referencing an electronic seating chart on the wall, indicates when a table is available, and you don't even see faces, but the torso and hands as they slide you the menu, and you press a button to
guess. so, why? >> why can't you do it and just stay home? >> why go out if you don't want to be around people? again -- >> my problem with ramen and eating out is hearing people slurp. oh, that would be the end. >> like "the lady and the tramp." >> no. it doesn't end with fun. this is cute. a baby goat can only truly relaxed when dressed like >> stressed out goat. >> as a duck. polly, she's is blind and experiences anxiety, but put her in a duck costume, and she feels just ducky and relaxed. this is great. this is in an animal sanctuary she's been at for four months. >> she's cute. i feel the same way about that. >> that you need a duck costume to calm down? >> to just relax.
breaking news on "world news now," a tennessee town overtaken by the inferno, and heart stopping images of flames engulfing builds and forcing evacuations. we'll take you to the scene. >> question of terror in the ohio state campus attack, what we learned about the evidence for a motive. new this half hour, banned for life. >> after one man taunted passengers after donald trump's election victory, the airline decided to kick him off all the flights. we'll tell you why. a living legend who got a surprise presidential backstage visit. this is what happens when barbara streisand performs fortunate first time in houston, texas. that's ahead in the skinny on
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