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this morning this morning on "world news now," the job of speaker of the house currently unspoken for. the stunning decision from kevin mccarthy to back out while the other top contenders don't want the job. the fallout from this major surprise just ahead. just when you thought ben carson couldn't get any more controversial, the presidential candidate digs in even deeper after weighing in on the oregon college shooting, he takes on hitler and the holocaust. how he's now explaining himself. >> new this half hour, a rescue caught on police body camera. >> dozen of undocumented immigrants stuffed in the back of a truck crammed together for hours without food or water and the driver saying he had no idea they were there. and get ready. rock 'n' roll to rock 'n' roll all night. the nominees for the rock 'n'
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roll hall of fame announced. some usual contenders mixed in with a handful of first-timers. so who might get the final nod? that's in "the skinny" on this friday, october 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so glad that our archive video there that i could only recognize one person janet jackson and couldn't figure out who the other two were. we'll find out, of course, in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame nominations. >> it is. >> as we say good morning to you on this friday. let's start with a political shocker though. >> we will. the house majority leader suddenly dropping out of the race for speaker of the house just before a big vote. >> kevin mccarthy's stunning announcement on capitol hill left republicans in shock and in disbelief. the capitol there this morning live. and i'm sure there are many people there still talking about all that played out in the last 24 hours.
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now he was ultimately pushed out by the ultraconservatives who had enough votes to block him on the floor. we're going to get the latest right now from abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy seemed on top of the world, saying he had the votes to be speaker of the house. but later shocked republicans out of a private meeting. mccarthy had told them he's bowing out. they were practically speechless. >> kevin said he's not running. > i just learned this like you all did. >> by the time mccarthy himself emerged swarmed by cameras, he seemed more relieved than defeated. >> i think i shocked some of you. the one thing i found talking to everybody, if we're going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> reporter: mccarthy's rice was meteoric when john boehner shocked the world two weeks ago by saying he would step downforced out by conservatives,
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mccarthy seemed a sure bet to replace him. what happened? for one, this, when mccarthy said the benghazi committee accomplished. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee, what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: republicans had long insisted the investigation was not political. mccarthy handed hillary clinton a perfect way to fight back. >> look at the situation they chose toes exploit to go after me for political reasons. the death of four americans in benghazi. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy was done in by the very conservatives who forced out john boehner. ironically that means that boehner could remain speaker of the house much longer than he intended because right now, nobody has the votes to replace him. jonathan carl, abc news, capitol hill. >> and, of course, a lot of people are trying to get paul ryan to put had his hat in the ring for that, but ryan is saying no. he wants to be president some day.
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and many people say that's a career killer if you're the speaker of the house even though you're third in line for president. >> right. >> talking about the presidential race, by the way, and the latest controversial comments from dr. ben carson. >> carson's been all over the news this week because of what he's been saying about guns. he is not done on that subject quite yet, this time linking the disarming of germans before world war ii and the holocaust. the details now from abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: in the wake of the roseburg, oregon, school massacre, dr. ben carson has pushed back hard against calls for more gun control. >> many of the places where these shootings occur are gun free zones. they select these places because they know they're not going to meet resistance. >> reporter: carson advocated fighting back against a shooter. >> i'll not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey, guys, he can't shoot us all. >> even so he admitted he didn't follow his own prescription when he was once menaced by a gunman.
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>> guy comes in and puts a gun in my ribs. i just said i believe that you want the guy behind the counter. >> you redirected him. >> i knew that that guy was not there to murder everybody. >> how could you know that? he had a gun. >> i knew he was not there to murder all the people. i knew he was there to rob the place. >> reporter: the republican presidential candidate also claims in a new book stripping german citizens of firearms helped the nazis to carry out the holocaust. >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. >> reporter: in a statement the anti-defamation league called carson's comments historically inaccurate. donald trump got a rousing welcome in las vegas and had kind words for carson. >> there were some maniac over there shooting people. they said, oh, that's terrible, that's disrespectful to the people that were killed. i didn't see it that way. >> reporter: trump is still narrowly the republican front-runner. you'll hear more from dr. carson this morning when he appears on "good morning america" likely
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facing more questions about the controversial comments. kendis and marci. >> no doubt. brandi hitt reporting from l.a. this morning. thank you. >> south carolina's governor is urging residents of low lying areas to evacuate as soon as possible. homes and businesses spared the worst during the recent record breaking rainfall are now in the path of flooding that could last up to two weeks. rivers swollen by the storms are rushing toward the coast and flooding is expected to begin as soon as today. investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of a deadly explosion at a natural gas facility in louisiana. three workers were killed in the blast and two others seriously injured. the company says the contractors were doing maintenance work at the time of the explosion, but the plant was shut down and no gas was flowing through the pipeline. >> turning back to south carolina for a moment here because a big settlement stemming from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. the city of north charleston agreed to pay the family of walter scott $6.5 million. scott's brother called the
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settlement bittersweet saying the family still wants justice. scott was shot in the back while running away from officer michael slager. slager remains in jail accused of murder. police in south texas made a stunning discovery in the back of a big rig all caught on their body cams. when they opened the back of the truck, they found dozens of undocumented immigrants crammed in the back. they had been locked up for hours. sweating and dehydrated. afraid they would die. the driver claimed he had no idea what he was carrying. he is now facing human smuggling charges. >> incredible images there. and despite complaints about privacy, the use of body cameras by police departments is right now on the rise. images captured by those cameras are helping to clear officers accused of misconduct or brutality. as abc's matt gutman reports, a newly released body camera video shows exactly what happened happened during a dramatic confrontation with an armed man.
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>> reporter: police body cameras showing the harrowing moments. six officers respond to a domestic violence call. >> oh, god. >> i've been hit. >> reporter: an officer shot by 64-year-old theodore johnson. but watch as that same cop, unhurt, still tries to reason with johnson. >> put the gun down. >> go ahead and shoot me. >> no, we're not going to shoot you, guy. >> why don't do you what i ask, mister? >> i know you shot me, but i'm not going to shoot you. >> i don't care. >> reporter: when johnson raises his gun, the officers shoot, killing him. after an investigation, that body camera video cleared them. cases like these have sent sales of police body cameras surging. taser, the number one maker, has sold to more than 3,500 law enforcement agencies. >> this is going to become a common piece of equipment for law enforcement, and really the question will be not if you have them. is, "why don't you have them?" >> reporter: the lapd is now by far the nation's biggest police department to issue them agencywide. last week, we joined the lapd on patrol, wearing the same body
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camera they do. like them, filming every interaction with the public. the race to a shooting. and the controversial stop and frisk. those moments, the source of so many complaints. the hope, that those cameras can protect the public. and police. matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> animal rights activists are applauding a decision by the california coastal commission to ban future whale breeding at seaworld in san diego. the park did get approval for a $100 million expansion that would triple the size of existing orca enclosures. animal rights groups say captive whales are lonely and miserable, a claim park officials insist is not true. the nfl's thursday night showdown featured the colts visiting the texans. 40-year-old matt hasselbeck was at the helm for indianapolis in place of injured andrew luck. and it was colts receiver andre johnson, a former texan who did
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most of the damage. take a look. one of his two touchdown receptions there. first quarter, his second one capped an 80-yard drive that houston couldn't answer. indy winning 27-20. it's the team's 16th straight afc south victory. that is an nfl record. i know you've been keeping track. >> i've b been follow so closel. the sameith baseball. i'm an expert on all of that. baseball's playoffs, it was a great night for the visiting teams. the rangers won in toronto. and the astros defeated the royals in kansas city. >> speaking of that game in kansas city, it went into rain delay in the third inning. that wasn't good for a member of the royals grounds crew. he wound up getting stuck under the tarp. >> oh, man. >> as it was being rolled out to the field. >> that's awful. the internet of course, loves this kind of stuff. the guy who went down is already referred to as tarp guy. word is he's okay. we really hope so, tarp guy. >> tarp guy's okay. the internet has had fun with
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well, soon you may be able to do more than just like something on facebook. it's about to begin testing six new emojis. those are icons that express emotions and that members can use. they are love, laughter, cheering, wow, sad and angry. dislike isn't one of them. for years facebook users have complained that there isn't a simple way to express solidarity or support for bad news. >> i like it. this is something i would click like on. today is the best day to book air travel for christmas and there is still time to get deals for thanksgiving. >> already. every day you wait apparently it costs you more money because holiday airfares are taking off faster han the planes. abc's clayton sandell on the story. >> reporter: with the clock ticking to get good deals on holiday travel -- >> on average, fares are going up $5 a day. >> reporter: -- we wanted to see what it would cost to send my
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crew, four of us, from denver to los angeles for thanksgiving. >> you wait until november, you could pay up to 50% more on the price of air fare. >> reporter: i started searching low-cost airline spirit. so, our base price is about $1,100. but as you're about to see, we are nowhere near done. because that base fare doesn't include extra fees. for example, if everyone has a carry-on and checks a bag, that's more than $500. picking seats together? another $80. these and other charges helping the total cost nearly double. by comparison, the same trip on united priced out at $1,700. so experts say, compare the bottom line, and read the fine print. >> all ticket prices are not created equal. >> reporter: spirit told us many variables like supply and demand plus when you buy affects fares. claiming on average, their prices are still 30% lower than other airlines. >> of course, there are some fees you can avoid. for example, it's free to check in online but here at the airport, some airlines charge as
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much as $10 per person just to print a boarding pass. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> when we come back, what do janet jackson and composer john williams have in common? >> interesting. they're both being honored for their music. that's the deal. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny "skinny" time and the nominations for the rock 'n' roll hall of fame are out and already, we're hearing some people saying that some of these acts just have to be inducted. the first time nominees include janet jackson, steve miller, chicago, and the cars. >> deep purple, nwa, nine inch nails and yes, yes, back on the ballot. there are 50 nominees. usually five are chosen. music industry insiders will vote and the result will be announced in december. >> and fans can vote too on the "rolling stone" magazine website of the induction ceremony will be held in april. >> saw that list, janet jackson definitely. chicago, unbelievable. >> how many first time nominees? that's amazing. >> oh. a little debate here. >> rhythm nation was kind of like black cat. don't even talk about janet.
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>> jack's dissing. man. >> rock 'n' roll hall of fame. >> fighting words. >> getting angry. >> john williams won't have to wait to find out if he's being honored. the movie composer received a lifetime award from the american film institute. >> he wrote the music for some of the biggest blockbuster over the last 40 years including a e "t" and the "star wars" movies. >> he's 83. >> the 83-year-old williams is putting the finishing touches on the seventh "star wars" film coming out in december. >> he's the first composer to receive the afi award, one of the highest honors in the film industry. yeah, he also has five oscars. the group nwa is getting a boost toward the hall of fame from the summer's bye pic "straight outta compton" directed by f. gary gray. he's going to direct fast and furious 8. >> "compton" made gray a hot director which made a surprising
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amount of money and earned a surprising amount of critical praise. this is the first fast and furious film since paul walker died. so the franchise may need a director with a great deal of passion and talent. >> "fast and furious" 8 is set to open in april, 2017 with two more installments after ha. there's strange looking people wandering around new york city this week. more than the usual ones in the background here. comic-con is under way here. prompting hundreds of fans to put on costumes. sure there are panel discussions with comic book artists. and movie stars and vendors selling all sorts of fantasy and science fiction trinkets. >> new york's classical music radio station even has a play list leading off with john williams all linked here but the real buzz is always the cos play. costume play. comic-con new york runs through sunday when most new yorkers will hang up hair capes for another year. >> but for real. vote for janet jackson. >> you're -- jack's going to come over here and throw down.
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>> vote for janet jackson. rote for janet jackson.
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>> what an eventful week it was. there was major flooding in the south this week. reaction, of course, to the oregon shooting. surprises from political candidates. and one very lucky factory worker. >> and bill cosby was back in the news. let's take a look with "friday rewind." >> the next 36 to 48 hours is going to be volatile. so what we'll tell you is don't let the sunshine fool you. >> everything that i own that i know of has been destroyed. >> it's heart wrenching but i'm so glad that we're safe. >> it was a completely normal evening. there was nothing untoward happening in the hospital at all. >> the hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. no military in history has done
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more to avoid harming innocents. >> the united states when we make a mistake, we're honest about it. we own up to it. we apologize where necessary as the president did in this case. >> he sounded really deranged because he said that he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed. >> he laughed? >> he laughed after he shot the teacher. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey guys. everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> you get out. >> it's not a question of polls. i'm not a masochist, not somebody that needs to do this for other reasons. >> it really is great how long you've supported gay marriage. >> i could have supported sooner. >> well, you did it pretty soon. >> yeah. could have been sooner. >> fair point. >> i recognize that i've taken legal action that many of the other victims of bill cosby will never be able to take.
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for that reason, i offered this message to those brave women. your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> i quit automatically. i was done. >> there is no limit for their dreams, what they can do in this world. what they can achieve in this world, there's no limit. >> she's great and so is that lottery lady. >> she's very lucky. she worked the overnight shift and she was done. an eventful week ahead no doubt. of course, ben carson is going to open his mouth today at the press club in d.c. we're all going to be tuned in. >> we are. don't miss our updates on facebook at >> coming up, more news from abc news. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. decades.
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making news in america this morning, political stunner. the lawmaker expected to replace john boehner suddenly pulling his name from the short list to be speaker of the house. now the scramble to find a new replacement even looking outside of congress. we're live in washington. hero recovering. spencer stone made famous after saving lives during the train attack in europe waking up in a hospital this morning after getting stabbed. the new surveillance video and what witnesses are saying this morning. caught on camera. a group of tourists plunging into the river below after a suspension bridge gives way. and a donald trump superfan taking the stage. >> mr. trump, we love you. we love you. >> the front-runner's number one supporter going viral.


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