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captioning sponsored by cbs mason: unraveling the plot. the vegas killer had an escape plan. did he have other targets in mind? also tonight, republicans and the n.r.a. now support regulating devices that turn rifles into machine guns. >> we certainly welcome that, would like to be part of that conversation. >> mason: one of hollywood's most powerful men is accused of sexually harassing female employees for decades. his lawyers say it's not true. information overload-- all that technology on the dashboard may be driving us to distraction. and... >> show me your golden smile! cute. >> aaah!
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>> mason: out of the darkness of tragedy, they provide light. >light. >> reporter: this is awesome! this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. the "how" is becoming clearer, but the "why" remains elusive. police say stephen paddock's assault on a las vegas concert sunday night was no suicide mission. he'd hoped to get away. and it appears he had his eye on venues in other cities. paddock killed 58 and injured nearly 500. more than 150 people remain in hospitals tonight. john blackstone begins our coverage from las vegas. >> reporter: investigators are no closer to understanding what may have inspired 64-year-old stephen paddock to create such carnage. his preparations were so elaborate, including placing cameras outside his room, that investigators believe paddock may have had an accomplice.
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clark county sheriff joseph lombardo: >> stephen paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo, and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood. >> everybody go! ( gunfire ) >> reporter: this new video, obtained by the "review" journal shows the harrowing moments as the attack unfolded. >> do we have medical set up somewhere yet? >> reporter: police have now pinpointed a more exact timeline. at 10:05 p.m. paddock fired the first shots from mandalay bay. 10 minutes later, the shooting stopped. at 10:18, paddock fired more than 200 rounds through the door of his room, wounding a security guard in the leg. >> we can't go yet. >> reporter: after that, paddock fired no more bullets into the music festival. he may have had more in mind. you suggested that after he saw the security guard, that his concern baip himself. did you see any evidence that he planned to survive this or try to escape? >> yes. >> reporter: what is that? >> i can't tell you. >> reporter: at 11:20, police
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used an explosive to break through paddock's front door. from his room on the 32nd floor, paddock not only sprayed bullets into the music festival. some of his shots also hit these aviation fuel tanks on the edge of the airport. investigators are trying to determine whether those were stray bullets or he intended to hit the tanks. >> this guy is absolutely the bogeyman. >> reporter: randy sutton, retired from the las vegas police department, is a consultant for cbs news. >> this guy used tremendous tactics. this showed training. where did he get that training? who helped him train him to use those weapons as he did? >> reporter: investigators are hoping that some answers will come from paddock's girlfriend, marilou danley. cbs news has learned that she has discussed paddock's mental health with f.b.i. investigators. anthony. >> mason: john blackstone in las vegas. thanks, john. justice and homeland security correspondent jeff pegues reports paddock had checked out bigger music festivals in las
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vegas and other cities. >> reporter: more than a month before the attack in las vegas-- >> everybody go! >> reporter: ...stephen paddock booked a room at the blackstone hotel in chicago. it overlooked the lollapalooza music festival in august, but paddock never checked in. he also booked rooms overlooking a different festival in las vegas and researched locations in boston around fenway park. some of the information is coming from searches of paddock's online activity and electronic devices. police are also looking for people who came in contact with paddock before the shooting, including a woman reportedly seen with him at the mandalay bay casino. investigators are focusing on why, starting in october of 2016, paddock accumulated 33 weapons from gun stores in nevada, california, texas, and utah, and why his car contained ammunition, fertilizer, and tannerite. a powerful explosive as this
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youtube demonstration shows. why the fixation with crowd of tens of thousands of people? why the fixation? ron hosko is a former assistant director of the f.b.i. >> you know, as we look at active shooters over time, from time to time, you do get a sense of competition. >> reporter: cities are now rethinking security for large outdoor events. in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel is preparing for next week's marathon, which is expecting 40,000 competitors. >> we constantly are revising and asking fundamental questions about the-- what goes on. i'm glad that, also, the f.b.i. is here, because, in fact, we work with a lot of our natural partners in that preparation for this marathon. >> reporter: experts say it is apparent stephen paddock wanted credit for the attack. he checked into the hotel under his own name, called security to complain about loud music, and was constantly in that casino where he had to know that dozens
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of cameras would record his movements. anthony. >> mason: jeff pegues, thanks. the carnage in las vegas has led to a highly unusual development on capitol hill: republicans signaled they're open to regulating the kind of equipment that enabled the shooter to gun down hundreds. here's nancy cordes. >> didn't know what these things were on monday. >> reporter: in a sea change for republicans, lawmakers from the house speak or down today, said sade they're open to banning bump stocks. >> it's certainly something that should be looked at. >> i'd be willing to entertain this. >> reporter: the affordable devices essentially turn legal, semiautomatic rifles -- >> i'm going to try a 30-round ammo dump. >> reporter: ...into machine guns capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. >> extremely simple, very easy to control the bifort. >> fully automatic weapons have been outlawed for many, many years. this seems to be a way of going
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around that. >> reporter: back in 2010, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms ruled that bump stocks are a firearm part, and, therefore, not regulated as a firearm under the gun-control act or national firearms act. >> now that it's well known, i'm concerned that now you're going to have a massive proliferation, weps copycat type people. >> reporter: adam cizzinger and two other republicans sent a letter to the a.t.f. today urging them to re-evaluate these devices and vowing to explore legislative options as well. how many republicans have said to you, "i support what you're trying to do?" >> a lot, a lot. >> reporter: enough to pass a bill? >> yeah, i think there's enough to pass a bill. >> reporter: but the president's former steve strategist, steve bannon, warned of grassrootses fallout telling the news outlet axeio, that donald trump going left on gun control will be impossible, the end of everything. and some republicans worry that any new restrictions will set a bad precedent.
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>> it's about undermining the second amendment. >> reporter: democrat nancy pelosi dhat argument will win out in the wake of the vegas carnage. >> so what? they're going to say if you give them bump stock, it's going to be a slippery slope? i certainly hope so. >> reporter: even the national rifle association saw the writing on the wall today. its leaders breaking their silence on this issue to say that they, too, believe bump stocks should be regulated. anthony. >> mason: nancy cordes at the capitol. this programming note: the head of the n.r.a., wayne lapierre, will be among john dickerson's guests this sunday on "face the nation." three u.s. army green berets were killed in an ambush in the west african nation of niger. two others were wounded. the soldiers' names have not been released. they were attacked yesterday near the border with mali where the boko haram and al qaeda-linked militants operate. american troops are there
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providing counter-terrorism training. tonight, b.p. is shutting oil and natural gas production at its gulf of mexico programs ahead of tropical storm nate, which formed today in central america. nate is now forecast to hit louisiana or mississippi sunday morning, possibly as a category 1 hurricane. a state of emergency has been declared in new orleans. our david begnaud is just back from more than two weeks in puerto rico. he was there before hurricane maria het. his reporting after the storm prompted action. welcome back, david. >> reporter: it's good to be here. >> mason: san juan's mayor, david, carmen yulin cruz, was one of the fearest critics of aid being slow to arrive in puerto rico. you talked with her almost two weeks ago. let's listen first. >> think of your worst nightmare, and there it is-- no power anymore exwrp in puerto rico. no water. we have the reservoirs of drinking water have been
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depleted. diesel is very quickly running out. >> mason: so, bring us up to date. do people have power yet? >> reporter: most don't. 91% of the island is without power. in fact, anthony, last night in one of the hospitales, the power grid went down. so they had to evacuate patients to the floating hospital, the u.s. naval ship "comfort." today i was told they're now assessing all the hospitals to make sure the power grids are up to date and they're preplanning for possible evacuations of other hospitals if need be. >> mason: what about the interior of the country? >> reporter: it's worse, much worse. in fact, that's where you've got people who are drinking water and bathe regular stream water, okay. and the governor's office is telling us they've identified isolated areas with special needs. and so what they're doing is they're actually sending fuel trucks into each of those cities and positioning a fuel truck there. but so many people have asked, "what's taken 15 days to do that." >> mason: well, how much longer, david, do you think before there's real relief? >> reporter: the governor has said some people could be without power for up to a year, and still tonight, you have people saying, "we need more
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food and more water." >> mason: david begnaud. thanks for being with us. pennsylvania republican tim murphy announced his resignation from the house today. it comes after a report this week said murphy, who is antiabortion, tried to encourage his mistress to have the procedure. turned out, she was not pregnant. their affair was revealed in her divorce proceedings. the married congressman initially said yesterday he would not seek re-election, but today, he stepped down, effective october 21. one of hollywood's biggest names, producer and studio executive, harvey weinstein is taking a leave of absence from his company. that's after "the new york times" reported today weinstein is accused of sexually harassing female employees and actors for decades. elaine quijano is following this. >> reporter: the sexual harassment allegations against harvey weinstein stretch back 30 years with some as recent as 2015, according to "the new york
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times." one of his accusers, actress ashley judd, told the paper that two decades ago, weinstein made multiple sexual advances at a beverly hills hotel asking if he could give her a massage or watch him shower. "i said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times. and he always came back at me with some new ask," judd recalled. she thought, "how do i get out of the room as a matter of fact possible without alienating harvey weinstein. the "times" report eight women say weinstein engaged in inappropriate behavior, including appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. and the paper says weinstein has reached at least eight confidential settlements with women. among them are former assistants and actress and a model. the paper says most received roughly $80,000 to $150,000. in a written statement to "the time," weinstein said, "i came
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of age in the 60s and sphoants when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. i appreciate the way i have behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain and i sincerely apology for it." one half of the powerhouse weinstein film studio, wine's resume include pulpification, good will hunting, and frazier in love. kevin frazier. is he the type of figure who could green light or shut down a production? >> he is the kind of man who is he green light yourself movie and put a push behind it he could get you in the oscar nomination, and could shut them down if he decides not to work with you. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, weinstein's attorney charles harder says "the new york times" has published false and defamatory statements against harvey weinstein, adding, "we are preparing the lawsuit now. all proceeds will be donated to women's organizations." anthony. >> mason: elaine quijanos,
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thanks, elaine. two weeks after a powerful earthquake shook mexico, the search for survivors has ended. the official death toll: 369. more than half were killed in mexico city. prosecutors are looking into possible building code violations. there, officials say, there could be homicide,ings in, and fraud charges. coming up next on the cbs evening news, a safety warning. all those dashboard gizmos are keepingize off the road. and later, the healing power of puppy love. rethink what's possible. rethink your allergy pills. flonase sensimist allergy relief helps block 6 key inflammatory substances with a gentle mist. most allergy pills only block one. and 6 is greater than one. flonase sensimist. ♪ ♪ traders -- they're always looking for advantages. the smart ones look to fidelity to find them.
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kris van cleave shows why. >> reporter: taking your eyes off the road like this for as little as two seconds doubles the risk of a crash. >> 4050 cell, salt lake city, utah. >> reporter: the a.a.a. foundation study found the info tainment systems in all vehicles tested led to potentially dangerous distraction, which could be made worse by frustration over system errors. >> i hate this stupid touch screen. >> reporter: 23 of the systems generated high or very high demand on drivers' attention. none of the 30 vehicles were found to have low demand. programming the navigation system was the most distracting task, taking, on average, 40 seconds. at 25 miles per hour, a driver would travel four football fields during that time. >> 40 seconds is too long to be engaged in some kind of non-driving-related activity. >> university of utah professor david strayer was the lead researcher on the study. >> you just need to keep your eyes on the road and if anyone is suggesting it's okay to take your eyes off the road, that's just not consistent with sound science. >> i'm surprised that these cars
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or any of these cars last more than five minutes because of the distractions. >> reporter: lloyd ecker drives a tesla s. one of the cars ranked as most demanding of a driver's attention. >> because i am distracted, and it was too much. i mean, there's, like, 500 things on this-- this board. >> reporter: so you put up a screen saver so you wouldn't be distracted? >> absolutely did that, on purpose. >> reporter: the auto industry is pushing back through its trade association saying while it will carefully review the findings, it has long-standing concerns about the research methods used. car makers point to this-- the jeep grand cherokee and dodge durango scored differently, but fiat chrysler says the info tainment systems are virtually identical. >> mason: thanks, kris. coming up, the nominations are in for the rock 'n' roll hall of in for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame's class of 2018. ♪ living on a prayer more flavorful.
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my baby don't care for clothes ♪ >> mason: the fabulous nina simone is among the nominees announced today for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame's class of 2018. ♪ i don't belong here radiohead, and rage against the machine are the only bands on the ballot in their first year of eligibility. ♪ lights out >> mason: rs first-time nominees include dire straits. ♪ with the sultans of swing >> mason: the moody blues. and yourington micks ♪ sweet dreams are made of these >> mason: also up are past
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and species. here's carter evans. >> reporter: meet the second responders. everywhere they go-- in the halls of sunrise hospital in las vegas-- >> absolutely gorgeous. >> reporter: these therapy dogs are helping to heal the wounds you can't see. >> i don't know if it was worse seeing what was going on at the actual site or if it was worse seeing what was going on here. >> reporter: patient liaison fabian salazar raced to work as hundreds of patients flooded in. like most of the staff here, he's worked for days with little rest. >> anyone that takes our mind off of reality for a few minutes is a nice little vacation. >> this is lois. >> reporter: and then there's the victims, like michael caster. he was shot in the back and keeps reliving the horror of watching people die. >> they just-- they didn't have, you know-- for one reason or another they couldn't get out, couldn't get help in time. >> reporter: and now you've
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got lois. >> yeah. >> reporter: take your mind off it for a few minutes, huh? >> yeah. >> reporter: these dog from lutheran church charities have flown in from all across the country. who has been to sandy hook? wow. upon they've also been deployed after major disasters like hurricanes harvey and irm maand now the cavalry has arrived in las vegas. >> it was almost like the grief just dissipated as they touched these animals. >> reporter: nurse mary lacyk says it's easy to forget that those who provide critical care sometimes need care themselves. >> we're seeing such young, vibe rapt people who have been affected in such a critical, masochistic kind of way. it's tough. >> reporter: the healing will take time, but for a few precious moments, everything feels a little better. oh, my god! this is awesome! carter evans, cbs news, las vegas. look at this! >> mason: as we've said all week, the doctors, nurses, and dogs have done amazing work. that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason in new york. thanks for watching. good night.
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shocking new video. >> let go, now. >> people fleeing for their lives. >> go, run. >> deborah: and the startling new concern, did the shooter have an accomplice? >> his video poker obsession. >> he would sit at the machines for hours. plus life saving information. will you know what to do if you were shot? >> here we have a dress shirt, you can rip off the sleeve. this can and probably will save their life. >> and going home. >> thank you guys so much. then, o.j. simpson posing for selfies? and the melania story you have been waiting for. >> i definitely want to look like melania trump. >> she is getting nine surgeries to i

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