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making news this morning, canceled. >> pro basketball delayed. the season now in danger. as the nba commissioner cancels the first two weeks of regular games. passionate protesters. arrests overnight in one city as the occupy protests heat up today, targeting tycoons and capitol hill. and also this morning, trapped at the bottom of the world. temperatures of minus 74, preventing a much-needed rescue of a sick american scientist. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin with the news that nba fans were fearing most. hours of negotiations, between owners and players yesterday,
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yielded absolutely nothing. so, the first two weeks of the season has now been officially cancelled. >> so, that's 100 games gone, which represent nearly $83 million in lost ticket sales. some teams are already laying off staff members. and there are concession workers, souvenir sellers and parking lot attendant that are affected. commissioner david stern says there is a gulf between the sides. >> i think it's fair to say that we established the positions of the parties with complete certainty of where each stood. and we remain, really, very, very far apart, on virtually all issues. >> ominous sounding right there. even if the lockout of the players ended right now, no games would be played until november 15th at the earliest. on a tweet this morning, lebron james called it a sad day. and he apologized to fans, as
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well. also developing overnight, new arrests in the occupy wall street protests happening around the country. police in boston say about 100 demonstrators have been taken into custody. the arrests came, after protesters moved into an area they did not have permission to be in. the protesters accused the cops of being heavy-handed. protesters in new york prepare to bring their anger to the door stops of some of the city's wealthiest residents today. the march plans to go by five homes, including that of rupert murdoch. they are planning to disrupt things at senate and house buildings today. the protests are getting attention of a presidential candidate, especially herman cain, who finds himself in enviable territory going into tonight's debate, a solid number two. rick perry is not slipping by silently. john hendren has all of the details from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, rob.
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a republican debate could get interesting. it's supposed to be about jobs and the economy. for two candidates, it's likely to be about attacking each other. get ready for a full frontal assault. >> romney has flip-flopped on some of the issues. >> a lot of reasons not to like me. >> reporter: as a republican presidential candidates prepare for a debate on the economy in new hampshire tonight, rick perry, down in the polls is on the attack against front-runner, mitt romney. >> you're going to find in a campaign like this that people running against me, will take what i've said and turn it into something else. >> reporter: perry has won ten of ten elections in a scorched earth campaign. >> he puts his boot on his opponent's neck and doesn't let off. a victim of his own performance in past debates and due to the meteoric rise of herman cain. >> i never felt pressure going into the debates. not because i'm overly confident. but because i'm myself. >> reporter: cain earned a compliment, a wipe from the
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front-runner. who says he has no experience governing. >> you don't want to learn that for the first time as president of the united states. >> reporter: as protesters stormed wall street, cain raised eyebrows with his unsympathetic words for workers. >> don't blame wall street. don't blame the big banks. if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself. >> reporter: as the republicans focus on each other, president obama will focus on jobs at a stop in pittsburgh today, and plans to expedite 14 infrastructure projects. as perry tries to recapture the front-runner position he held early on, look for perry and romney to go after each other tonight with a vengeance. rob and tanya? >> abc's john hendren. thanks, john. we're seeing for the first time extraordinary video. president obama dressed in scrubs, awarding the purple heart to a young marine. we almost never see these ceremonies. but corporal justin crab's family posted it on youtube. he lost both his legs and
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several fingers after a bomb blast in afghanistan. opening statements get under way today in the trial of the alleged underwear bomber. omar abdulmutallab has a lawyer and his attorney will do most of the tacking. he is charged with trying to blow up a plane in 2009 with explosives hidden in his underwear. a virus has reportedly affected the network on u.s. air force drones. the virus is able to capture strokes from a keyboard. there are no reports that any data -- that classified data was lost. and it's not clear if the virus was deliberate or accidental. we've learned new details surrounding the death of steve jobs last week. respiratory arrest is the immediate cause, according to the death certificate. that certificate says that jobs'
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pancreatic spread to other parts of his body. that iconic block turtleneck worn by jobs is now out of stock. the company that makes the pullover said orders poured in from around the world after jobs' death. they usually sell 500 of the black turtlenecks over several months. but get this, they sold 500 within minutes on thursday. >> sells a lot of things, steve jobs does. now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. stormy in the southeast, with heavy rain and rough surf from carolinas and tennessee. moving later this evening into d.c. and baltimore. showers and thunderstorms from jacksonville to miami. thunderstorms from western wisconsin, down to st. louis and little rock. a wet day in the pacific northwest and northern rockies. >> meanwhile, some 60s in seattle and portland. 76 in sacramento. and 89 in phoenix. mostly 70s from fargo to detroit and new york. 65 in atlanta. 82 in new orleans. coming up next, netflix responds to the outrage of
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millions of customers and makes a big reversal. and back on the air. rosie o'donnell launches her new show and gets mixed reviews. and the famous resort area bracing for landfall of a powerful category 3 hurricane.
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welcome back, everybody. the stock markets are rallying. the dow yesterday posted its biggest one-day gain in almost two months. investors, encouraged by a planned to solve europe's debt
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crisis by the end of the month. the dow soared 330 points. the nasdaq index gained 87 points. and that rally is continuing overseas. tokyo's nikkei average picked up 168 points today. hong kong's hang seng is up almost 500. in london, the ftse opened higher. >> good numbers this morning. >> finally. yeah. netflix is rewinding its plans. less than a month of announcing it would spin off its mail order rental service into a new company called quickster, netflix has now bent under the public outcry and will keep all of its services under the netflix brand. however, its controversial new pricing plan, that will remain. the dodge caravan is coming to the end of the road. chrysler wants to give each of its lines a distinctive focus. so, it's going with one minivan, the town and country. it was introduced in 1984. one of the first minivans. sometimes called the mommy mobile. now, there's an official
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facebook app for the ipad. for a year, users have been making use of third-party programs. there's no app tailored for android tablets. the ipad facebook app is free. rosie o'donnell is back on tv with her own talk show. the show debuted last night on own, the oprah winfrey network. the cable channel has not been doing so well, though. averaging less than 250,000 viewers at night. reviews of the rosie show were mixed. some critics disliked the disorganized feel. >> go with the flow or you don't. >> actually oprah said she picked rosie to have her own show because rosie's talk show was the only one that came close to beating oprah back in the day. so, here we go again. >> see where it goes from here. next on this tuesday morning, the effort to rescue a sickened scientist stuck on the south pole. also, vitamin supplements actually increasing your risk of death from disease. we'll tell you which vitamins hen we come back.
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it's breaking news in mexico this morning. tourists are abandoning resorts as a category 3 hurricane heads for that country's pacific coast. hurricane jova is dumping heavy rain in puerto vallarta, before landfall this afternoon. it's already whipping up 120-mile-per-hour winds. wet with flooding from jacksonville to richmond. slick on i-20 and 40 from the carolinas to atlanta and nashville. wet on i-44 in missouri. and also on i-40, in arkansas. rain drenches i-5 from seattle to portland. i-84, from portland to boise. and i-90, from seattle to helena. >> and if you're flying, a couple of weather-related airport delays are possible in charlotte and atlanta.
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no matter how bad the weather are where are you today, it's nowhere near the extreme conditions near the south pole. >> that's where an american woman is waiting to be rescued, weeks after she believes she suffered a stroke. she's hat a remote research stakes and needs to get out soon. >> reporter: it is a frigid 74 degrees below zero at the south pole. and it is here, totally isolated, in a laboratory surrounded by nothing but white, where renee duseur may have suffered a stroke six weeks ago. and this is where she told us she remains trapped. >> it es i'm for me to get out of here and get on with my medical treatment. and hopefully, this is not in some sort of degenerating disability. >> reporter: the company that runs the lab where douceeur is stuck says it's trying to save her. but the deadly weather where even light winds are enough to stir the snow 200 feet in the
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air make it too risky to land a rescue crew. and to get everyone out safely. this is a c.t. scan. it's the machine that douceur needs to get a clear picture of her brain and determine what kind of stroke she had. they have them in about every hospital around the country. they don't have one in antarctica. douceur's speech is impaired. she needs to get to a hospital to find out what's wrong. a specialized rescue plane is ready to go. it will be douceur's ticket to the treatment she needs. she hopes by then, it's not too late. >> we are aware of the risk. i'll be one to tell you that. i would not, in extremely bad weather or anything. >> jeopardize a crew of pilots that come here to come and rescue them. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, new york. we're learning now details about what happened when a
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florida family's boat capsized, stranding them in the middle of the ocean. seven family members managed to survive 20 hours in the water. unfortunately their matriarch slipped under the water. the 4-year-old little girl in the group kept up everyone's spirits by telling her mother everything is going to be okay. a rescue is coming. a major, new study shows that many daily vitamins may actually cause more harm than good. the study looked at almost 40,000 women, ages 55 through 69, over the course of about 19 years and found that older women who took a multivitamin, b6, folic acid, magnesium, zinc or copper had a higher risk, with women taking iron, having a 3.9% increased risk of death. meanwhile, another study is
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adding to the growing evidence that chocolate does a body good. swedish researchers say eating dark chocolate in moderation, which is maybe two chocolate bars a week, could reduce the risk of stroke by 20%. the benefit is believed to come from cocoa, specifically that found in dark chocolate. yes. good news. >> i agree with that study. now, to sports. it was a busy day for fans in the motor city. some felt better than others after the games were played. all of the highlights from espn news. >> good morning. i'm lindsay czarniak. this is your espn news update. we begin with the alcs. the tigers and the rangers. a thriller in arlington. bottom of the seventh. nelson cruz hits a home run to left. off the foul pole. so, the solo home run ties the game at 3-3. bottom of the 11th, however, this is history in the making. bases loaded for cruz. plans the walkoff grand slam to left off ryan perry.
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the first walkoff grand slam in the postseason ever. rangers win 7-3 and take a 2-0 games lead in the alcs. albert pujols and the cardinalsic taking on the brewers. top of the first, pujols follows suit. the hit off of shaun marcum. same score. pujols at the plate. the deep, fly ball to center. the ball goes over nyjer morgan's head. two runs come in. pujols, four for five. a home run, five rbi. the cardinals even up the series with a 12-3 win. the lions playing monday night, against the bears. matthew stafford, plenty of time in the pocket. finds calvin johnson. that was remarkable. a 73-yard touchdown. makes it 7-0 lions on the ninth touchdown of the season. third quarter, jahvid best takes the handoff. finds the seam.
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that guy is gone. 88 yards to the touchdown. best, with 12 carries for 163 yards. the lions win, 24-13. that will do it for you espn news update. do not forget, for all your highlights go to "highlight express" on espn news. >> all right. coming up next after the break, "the pulse" and a woman who finished a marathon just hours before giving birth. video that got our attention, including this. ouch. stay witwithohat hill met. i took some steep risks in my teens. i'd never ride without one now. and since my doctor prescribed lipitor, i won't go without it for my high cholesterol and my risk of heart attack. why kid myself? diet and exercise weren't lowering my cholesterol enough. now i'm eating healthier, exercising more, taking lipitor. numbers don't lie. my cholesterol's stayed down. lipitor is fda approved to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. it's backed by over 19 years of research. [ female announcer ] lipitor is not for everyone, including people with liver problems
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time, now, for "the pulse," the stories you'll be talking about today. and this story out of chicago is generating a lot of controversy. amber milton finished the city's marathon 39 weeks pregnant. she passed the finish line and had her baby hours late per p. >> she drank plenty of fluids. several doctors do not recommend that their pregnant patients run marathons. >> i say go, girl. good for her. she was healthy. she had trained before. wasn't her first time. she beat her husband's time. >> that was probably one busy baby, too. let me out of here. incredible footage off southwest england. coastal erosion in full effect here. >> check out the cliffs in cornwall weakened by storms and rising seawall.
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a huge chunk of rock and dirt plunged into the atlantic. luckily, no one was hurt. >> wow. >> that's a lot of earth there. >> that's crazy. all right. fair warning. this one may hurt a little bit. check out a mountain biker in a race down in south africa. he's moving right along there. >> and here comes a very -- and down he goes. that was a wild antelope that ran the guy over. and those things are over 300 pounds. >> he is one tough rider, though. the guy did not suffer any serious injuries amazingly. an update from twitter this morning, he says he's doing just fine. but he does have a very stiff neck. does a lot of exercise. animal gets in the way. >> that came out of nowhere. he was targeting that guy. >> that's brutal. we only laugh because the guy's okay. >> watch out for speeding antelopes. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, when we come back this morning, pop icon, cher.
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14 and finally this morning, celebrity overload in the ballroom.
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chaz bono shares the spotlight with his superstar mom. >> one "dancing with the stars" contestant earns almost a perfect score. but it was not her son. kabc's george pennacchio has the highlights. >> reporter: with the theme from "psycho," ricki lake and derek hoff get the highest score yet, 29. along with the first 10s of the season. >> i'm really in shock. this was the hardest week for me. it's like transition in labor. i was having a hard time. >> reporter: in second place, with 26 point, j.r. martinez did the fox trot to "the pink panther" theme. >> she said, i want you to show that butt. >> reporter: with aaa hope solo and maksim chmerkovskiy. >> i've seen so much improvement in what he's doing.
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i think you're believing it, as well. >> reporter: with triple 7s, a three-way tie for third place. nancy grace did express what she was feeling. >> i think we deserved three 8s, not three 7s. but that's the way life is. >> reporter: chaz bono's 21 was his best score to date. and he got a standing ovation from his nervous mom, cher. >> she watches at home she's nervous, too. but she's like, it's so nerve-racking being here. and she says, i don't understand the judging here. and we said, neither do we. >> welcome to the show, cher. none of us get it. >> reporter: one point behind in last place, pirates carson kressley. >> i never had facial hair before. i dpot a hug from cher. my life is complete. >> reporter: in los angeles, ge


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