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this morning on "world news now." new details emerging in the aftermath of the las vegas massacre. authorities are now searching for possible accomplices. the killer may have tried to escape, this as his girlfriend is grilled by the fbi. our expert is standing by. president trump in las vegas. the first time he has had to visit the scene of a mass shooting, comforting survivors and praising the work of so many, including doctors and first responders. and new this half hour, a woman kicked off a southwest flight opens up to abc news about what she says really happened. what she told the flight staff about having dogs on board and why things got out of control. and in "the skinny," big news from bachelor land, a spinof
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for the gold and each other's hearts. it's thursday, october 5th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin with breaking news. three american service members have been killed in action in africa. officials say the army green berets died being ambushed while on a patrol in nigeriaer. >> 400 u.s. personnel are in niger. >> and we're learning more about the las vegas shooter. his arsenal and his actions leading up to the horrific attack. >> newly-released video captured the sheer panic and horror as people rushed from the venue. police say they have evidence that the shooter had actually planned to escape and that there was no suicide note in his hotel room.
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out if he had any help. matt gutman has more on the preparation that went into the attack and the security guard who took a bullet trying to stop it. >> reporter: police body cam video showing officers risking their own lives amid unceasing gunfire. >> get down! go that way! get out of here! there's gunshots coming from over there, go that way! >> reporter: with sirens blaring and bullets flying, officers huddle behind a wall, trying to pin point the source of the mayhem. >> the mandalay bay out of a window. >> reporter: exhibiting extraordinary calm, those officers directing concert-goers away from the shooting toward safety. >> this way, this way, this way. go, go, go, go, go, go, that way, that way, that way, that way! >> reporter: it would be an hour before officers breached stephen paddock's luxury suite. he'd been holed up in that ar
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these photos revealing the destructive power. this assault rifle one of 12 outfitted with a bump stock. it allows it to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon. this video demonstrating how it works. on the tip of the rifle, a flash hider, making its fiery blast difficult to spot. and in the corner a pile of 17 mag sheens holding 100 rounds each, 1700 bullets. he installed his own surveillance cameras. one on the cart and on the peephole, all rigged so he could see police approaching. and now we're learning he spotted a hotel security guard. >> he was advancing through the room when he struck the security guard. >> reporter: that security guard jesus campos is called a hero. somehow he was able to get away and tell the tactical team that paddock was in room 135. an hour later, they breach the door and discover him already dead. federal law enforcement sources
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telling abc news they're investigating reports that the day before the massacre, he checked into multiple hotels overlooking the concert venue, and he may have looked for other opportunities. police revealing he rented a room in this building, right next to another music festival happening just the week before. and from this perch, he would have had a clear field of fire right down into those tens of thousands of people packed into that concert below. but for some reason he didn't pursue the plan. instead, he waited a week for the harvest festival. matt gutman, abc news, las vegas. >> and police also recovered 50 pounds of explosives in the gunman's car and another 1600 rounds of ammunition. >> we have an update on the hero security guard as well. jesus campos tells abc news he is fine and was just doing his job. and of course he did more than that. meanwhile, the shooter's girlfriend says she is
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devastated by the attack and did not know he was planning it. she sat down with fbi agents after returning from the philippines and described her boyfriend as a kind and caring guy, saying that she was hoping for a quiet future with him. she acknowledged through her lawyer that she received money that he sent to the philippines, possibly $100,000. authorities say the shooter was recently seen with another woman. they're trying to track her down to see if there was an actual relationship or if she might be relevant to the investigation. >> and she thought that money was actually to buy a house in the philippines for her family. that's where her lawyer says. let's break down the latest development with former fbi special agent steve gomez. >> we knew he had this massive arsenal of guns. now they find explosives in his car. any leads on what his plans were for those? >> so the fact that it was in the car, which is down below at the bottom, and he's up in the 32nd floor, shooting, killing people, it makes you wonder why were those explosives in the vehicle? was
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a while and then trying to get down to his vehicle and going to what would be a phase two of the attack? using the explosives somehow? that is definitely something that has to be examined, and when the sheriff talked about his thought process of escaping, that might lend credence to that, the fact of those explosives being in that vehicle. >> and steve, why do you think investigators believe he planned to escape? why didn't he? >> well, it's very interesting. that's a very important question to try to figure out. and what might have happened was he might have gotten so, saw that he was having such success with the shooting he might not have recognized that he was spending a lot of time doing that, even though it was only roughly about nine and a half, ten minutes. the fact that the security officer came and disrupted his plan, it that might have also thwarted his idea of now stopping and trying to leave, recognizing that there were people there. because after the security officer, two police officers
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showed up. so then he might have seen that from the video cameras and recognized that okay, i can't leave now. now i've got to stay here and ultimately, he killed himself. >> now they say they think he had help, but they don't seem to have anyone specific in mind. what do you think is leading them in that direction and how do they pursue that? >> i think the complexity of this attack, the number of firearms, the explosives. and we're going to have to see if the explosives were actually capable of exploding and doing what he was intending for them to do. it's not easy to build these explosives. and there are instructions out there, but the fact that he had these explosives. unless he's some kind of expert, which we have no indication to indicate that, then it's very plausible there was someone helping him. also, you have so much information with regard to where he was going, you know, various different hotels. and his movements. you almost, you almost think that there had to been somebody else that was basically his partner in crime in this situation.
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>> all right, if that person is out there, we certainly hope investigators find them soon. sounds like it they're on the right track. thanks so much. and president trump says he met some of the most amazing people during his visit there to las vegas. >> while he was there he met with first responders and survivors of the massacre. he called america a nation in mourning since the attack and spoke about the heroism of those who put their own lives at risk to help others. >> some were very, very badly wounded. and they were badly wounded because they refused to leave. they wanted to help others. because they saw people going down all over. and it's an incredible thing to do. tremendous bravery. >> and a photographer captured this image as the president flew back to washington. air force one flying past the broken windows of the mandalay bay hotel. and a new effort is under way in congress by the way to address bump stocks. that you heard matt gutman
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explaining there. the las vegas gunman used those on several of his rifles. >> bump stocks are used to make a semi-automatic rifle perform like a fully-automatic one. they've been legally sold since 2010. but a new bill from senator dianne feinstein would ban bump stocks. some powerful republicans say they are open to considering that legislation. now remote areas of puerto rico are trying to recover from hurricane maria, and they're seeing more supplies arrive by air. a blackhawk helicopter delivered 5700 pounds of supplies yesterday. residents still need more food, water and medical supplies. according to fema, cell service has been restored to about 12% of the island. two-thirds of grocery and big box stores are open along with 70% of gas stations. five former living presidents are set to appear together at a hurricane relief concert, deep from the heart of one american appeal takes part
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october 21st at texas a&m university. all proceeds will go to the relief organization established by the presidents last month. and the national league wildcard game definitely lived up to the wild part of things. >> colorado and arizona combined for 19 runs. two of those came off of archie bradley, when he smacked his first career triple. arizona wins 11-8, they head to play the l.a. dodgers. coming up, the passenger dragged off a flight is taking legal action. and drama on "dancing with the stars" with max apologizing to his partner vanessa for sitting out their dance this week. what's really going on? we'll find out in "the skinny." but first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by active style.
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was life threatening and refused to deplane. so airline officials called police. she was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. and a new study finds climate change may lead to bumpy rides in the air in the future. researchers in the uk say airplane turbulence could possibly triple in the coming decades due to changing weather patterns. flights over the north atlantic would be affected the most following those over europe. coming up, the bachelor winter games. >> and the moment bernie sanders and larry david find out they're cousins. "the skinny" is coming up next. sanders and larry david find out they're cousins. and i know you feel it. take gas-x®, the #1 gas relief brand. it relieves pressure and bloating fast! so you can wear whatever you want.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny we have some major skinny news this morning. what if you combined the olympics with the bachelor? >> that's a good theory. well, if you're smelling the sweet scent of a spinoff, your nose is not deceiving you. get ready for the bachelor winter games. >> yes, it's the real thing and peter is topping the list of competitors.
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you might remember, he's the one who got away from rachel last season. now he's back and fans are pumped. mike fleiss tweeted the news that peter signed on last night along with the news that the show will feature bachelors and bachelorettes from dozens of countries around the world. >> and fleiss said something interesting. he let everyone know, quote, he will be looking for hot chocolate on the bachelor winter games. not sure what he means there. >> okay, whatever that means. by the way, abc also announced a spinoff for a junior version of dancing with the stars for child stars. for child stars. >> that sounds adorable. >> will be a good one. speaking of dancing, next to that drama in the ballroom, an apology from max there. this season, he's been paired up with vanessa, but on monday night, there was a little bit of an issue there, huh? >> co-host erin andrews said max is dealing with a personal issue
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and wouldn't be taking the stage, so vanessa danced with allen burstyn and scored a 22 out of 30 for "girls just want to have fun." >> there are rumors about a chemistry problem and max tweeted out an apology saying, as you are all aware, i had to leave the show to take care of some personal issues. i take full responsibility for my absence and want to apologize to my partner vanessa, we are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week. >> we shall see. an interesting side note, by the way, vanessa's husband, nick lachey is also dancing with and partnered with peta, who is married to max. >> i mean, this is a soap opera, not a dance show. >> you have to wonder what happens when everybody goes home. they chat with each other, vent about the work day, what have you. i would love to be a fly on the wall
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>> and turning next to the crossroads of entertainment, politics and family. and a pair of distant cousins. >> the distant part is the only part of this that's hard to believe. larry david is back on tv with a new season of "curb your enthusiasm", but before that, you might remember his side gig. from the campaign he played vermont senator bernie sanders on "saturday night live." >> you had to know this was coming. after some of those snl impressions, bernie conceded larry did a better bernie sanders than he could and genetics have something to do with it, okay? let's check out the moment that sanders and david find out they're related on "finding your roots." >> i have some cousins? i hope it's a good athlete. >> what the hell! >> you're kidding!
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oh, my god! that is unbelievable. it's true? >> it's true. >> oh, that's so funny. that is real funny. that is amazing. >> that is amazing. >> yeah. >> all right, cousin bernie. >> cousin bernie. >> i mean, they think it's unbelievable. does anybody else actually think it's unbelievable? i think they are more similar. >> i think they knew. now maybe they didn't. >> i do love, most snl personalities are honored to do an impression of the candidate. when bernie sanders was running for president everybody thought bernie sanders was doing a larry david impersonation. this bar tender has raked in $278,000 winning in his seventh consecutive game last night. >> but it got dicey during final jeopardy, the final category, america plays. the latitude and longitude given
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>> my sister was like, duck. so we duck. and then next thing we know she was already hit. >> reporter: it happened. >> so fast. it just happened so fast. >> reporter: andrea was shot in the left side of her head. >> oh, so much blood. i've never seen so much blood in my entire life. >> reporter: she fell to the ground, her sister athena shielding her from more fire. you were she had shielding her not just from the bullets from panic. >> people were trampling and running through. and i just, we were just trying to shield her, you know. >> reporter: using a gate as a makeshift stretcher, her sister finally gets her to a pickup truck taking victims to the hospital. >> we couldn't give up on her. she deserved a chance to, you know, get help. she was literally dying in my arms. >> reporter: what did you say to her in those moments. >> just like you're our angel. you're going to be fine. don't leave me. >> reporter: with so many victims and andrea without her i.d. the hospital mistakenly told the family she was still alive. for nearly seven hours they held out hope.
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>> i was trying to stay positive that she was going to make it, but could i see all the blood. it was all over me. >> reporter: so essentially, she died in your arms? >> yeah. >> reporter: after their mother had died of cancer, andrea wanted to use her talents as a makeup artist to help cancer patients feel beautiful. >> she was a beautiful person. she shouldn't have died that night. >> reporter: what do you want the world to know about andrea, your sister. >> that she was a strong soul and to anyone else that's suffering from loss from this, this horrible night, hang in there and be strong. >> reporter: their bond almost perfectly immortalized by none other than jason aldean. ♪ oh, man, we were livin' ♪ didn't wait for a minute ♪ we talked and danced and drank and said good-bye ♪ ♪ we laughed until we cried >> unbelievable. to see someone going through this level of grief and out
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strong. >> so many stories like that. don't miss our update on facebook on wnnfans.com.
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making news in america this morning, new questions about the las vegas shooter. was he planning to escape? >> his girlfriend breaking her silence as new video of the attack is released overnight. >> everybody go. >> and the hero security guard who helped stop the rampage. >> his bravery was amazing. >> secretary of state tillerson holding a rare press conference. did he call president trump a moron? >> the mother in jail this morning because she refused to vaccinate her child. >> i couldn't bring myself to do it. >> the new hurricane forming right now and taking aim at the u.s. >> and what cam newton said to a female reporter that has him under fire this morning.

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