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tonight, o.j. simpson now a free man and speaking out. his first comments since leaving his prison cell. >> i've been in nowhere, usa, for the last nine years doing nothing. >> tonight, where he went just after getting out. presidential sabotage? on the same day president trump attends a golf tournament, he appears to undercut his secretary of state, tweeting, tillerson is "wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man." sos. the crisis in puerto rico. our cameras capturing the tears of joy at the sight of fema support. terror attacks? twin stabbings leaving multiple people dead in two cities. the possible isis connection.
ripped to shreds. an engine on the double-decker jet from paris to los angeles, coming apart midair. and, dangerous move. the pro athlete reaching into a cage to pet a lion when the animal suddenly turns on him. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with o.j. simpson, walking out of prison a free man. speaking out for the first time tonight since his exit from the correctional center. this shot of simpson signing release papers just after midnight. you see the 70-year-old walking out in the dead of night. kenneth moton is in las vegas tonight. >> juice, juice. how's it feel to be out?
>> reporter: tonight, o.j. simpson is speaking as a free man. >> y'all stalking me? >> where you headed? >> none of your business. >> reporter: a camera catching the infamous football star off-guard at a nevada gas station, five hours after he walked out of prison, in the cover of darkness. >> i've been in the car for the last five hours, so how would i know how it feels to be out? >> reporter: the man who spent years in front of the cameras, now asking for privacy. >> i've been in nowhere, usa, for the last nine years doing nothing. nothing has changed in my life. i mean, what do you expect. there's nothing changed. please, can i have a break here? >> all right. >> thank you. god bless. take care. nothing's changed. >> reporter: since that early morning encounter, simpson has been out of sight. but we've learned he is now in las vegas. the media circus around simpson, prompting prison officia
keep his release secret. only three knew when he would be released. simpson, still in his prison-issued denim, signing his parole papers shortly after midnight. simpson's home for the last nine years, lovelock correctional, serving time for armed robbery at a las vegas hotel. tonight, the hall-of-famer in hiding. but a move to florida in the works so he can be near his children. >> he wants to go to florida and see his family and hug his family. >> reporter: but florida's attorney general fighting the transfer, writing, "our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal." simpson facing another battle from the estates of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman, owing $60 million after being found liable for their deaths. >> whatever we can take from him will be a measure of punishment. >> reporter: simpson reportedly racked up around a $500,000 from his nfl pension alone while in prison. but that money, untouchable. >> kenneth, how long is o.j.
and will he go to florida where some of his family members live? >> reporter: it could be several weeks. florida is the plan, but he and has team still haven't filed that parole transfer paperwork, then florida has 45 days to respond. let's turn to politics. president trump's tweets on north korea catching the most reactions. earlier, appearing to undercut his secretary of state for trying to negotiate with north korea, calling it a waste of time. and north korea not the only target, as the president took aim again at the mayor of san juan. here's david wright. >> reporter: tonight, diplomacy, trump style. the commander in chief on the move in new jersey, headed not to high-level meetings but to the president's cup golf tournament.
trump made it clear he doesn't think much of the secretary of state's trip to china this weekend, trying to broker an end to north korea's nuclear program. "i told rex tillerson, our wonderful secretary of state, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man. >> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. >> reporter: today trump not only taunted kim jong-un, he publicly undercut his own top diplomat. "being nice to rocket man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now?" then, just moments after sending that tweet, trump appeared in the grand reviewing stand set up at the golf tournament. today, trump also took time to defend the relief effort in puerto rico against mounting criticism. "we have done a great job with the almost impossible situation," he tweeted. "outside of the fake news or
politically motivated ingrates." this weekend trump teed off on the mayor of san juan, accusing her of "poor leadership ability" "they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort," he tweeted. >> calling us lazy, seriously? you know, it's just unbecoming of the values of the american people. >> reporter: today, speaking to abc's alex perez, the mayor blasted back. >> yes, we are small island covered by a lot of water. we may be small, but we're huge in dignity and valor. >> and david joins us live. president trump is heading to puerto rico on tuesday. the mayor of san juan says she's willing to meet with him. >> reporter: she said she is willing to meet with him, but suggested the invitation hasn't
she said what's more important is that trump look in the eyes of the puerto rican people. >> david, thank you. let's head to puerto rico for more on the growing humanitarian crisis. some signs of hope in the region, especially in the hard-hit cities. fema approving 63,000 applications for assistance, and 2 million liters of water and 1 million meals. our team on the ground in puerto rico tonight. here's alex perez with more. >> reporter: tonight, as supplies and other necessities trickle in to san juan, people living just 25 miles away wondering if they've been forgotten. nobody has come to help? >> no. >> reporter: the reyes family, in an isolated part of comerio, say they have been fending for themselves. 11 days now, no power, no cell service, no si
drinking water. the hurricane ripping the roofs right off in this sprawling valley community. the river water now their means of bathing and cleaning up what's left of their homes. what's the hardest part? >> the babies. >> reporter: there's no water to drink? >> no. >> reporter: very little. but in another small town, juncos, aid from fema finally arriving. >> it's not enough, it's not fast enough. they know that, we know that. >> reporter: in san juan, where lines at gas stations go on for blocks, fuel trucks now being escorted by armed officers. >> we have no food, we have no water. buildings are becoming human prisons, human cages. >> reporter: more help already on the way. cargo ships filled with supplies. the massive navy hospital ship comfort arriving this week. 6,400 troops already on the ground. with communications crippled, the general in charge of
military operations here says challenge is finding where the needs are so they can be met. >> we are not satisfied with what we've been able to do right now. these people deserve more help and we're going to bring it. >> alex, power is still a major issue there. much of the island in the dark or on generators. and some new shocking estimates tonight? >> reporter: tom, officials tell me it could be a very long six months before the entire island is back on the power grid. but i have to tell you, resilience really stands out here. everyone we talked to, determined to rebuild. tom? >> six months is going to be so difficult. alex, thank you. turning overseas to two possible terror attacks tonight. police investigating a deadly knife attack in marseille. and in canada, another attack. new clues emerging tonight
triggering new concerns. here's james longman. >> reporter: tonight, two countries, two knife attacks, and police unraveling possible terror connections. in france, at marseille's main train station, two women killed. one had her neck slit, the other stabbed in the stomach. just 17 and 20 years old. the woman, just feet away from the attack, recounting what she felt was a nightmare unfolding. "he attacked a woman who was sitting five to six meters away from me. it felt like a nightmare. and then started shouting allahu akbar. >> reporter: isis claiming responsibility. the attacker rushed at soldiers as they responded. this is where they shot and killed him. a different attack in edmonton, canada. watch as this car strikes a police officer, launching him 15 feet in the air. the suspect then getting out and stabbing his target before fleeing. the officer now recovering in the hospital. canadian authorities spotting the suec
hours later in a u-haul truck. he fled again, hitting four pedestrians before overturning the truck and finally being detained. police say the isis type flag found in his car, a clue perhaps to his dark motive. >> it was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism. >> reporter: tom, although not connected, these lone wolf attacks, which we've seen so many of across europe, are linked in their motive to cause real terror and panic. >> thank you. next to the clashes in voting booths in barcelona. terry moran with the latest for us. >> reporter: on the streets of barcelona today, a harsh crackdown. spanish national police open fire, using rubber bullets on people trying to cast their votes. polling stations raided, voters thrown out, an old man dragged
away, his dog tossed aside. a woman, dazed and bloodied. tonight, officials say more than 800 injured across this region. and still they came, defying the government, waiting in line to cast their ballots and answer a momentous question. should this region, catalonia, with its own language and ancient history, secede from spain and become an independent country? the spirit here is incredible. everybody who votes gets cheered like a hero and the chant goes up, "votarem." "we will vote." >> the spanish government has turned crazy. >> reporter: both sides digging in, and the violence on the streets has only hardened the determination to secede. tom? >> terry, thank you. now to
report on a disaster at sea, the sinking of the el faro cargo ship. officials say the captain misreading the strength of hurricane joaquin and the power of his ship contributed to the disaster. and the coast guard sharing some of the blame. now to another sunday of protest in the nfl. the demonstrations during the national anthem continuing this week. many teams locking arms in a show of unity. reaction to president trump's tweets reverberating around stadiums. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: across the nfl players once again taking a knee during the national anthem. in london, these miami athletes in protest. and these six buffalo bills players kneeling. the new protests following the president's tweet on saturday, "very important that nfl players stand tomorrow and always for the playing of our national
anthem. respect our flag and our country!" in san francisco, 30 49ers players once again protesting and taking a knee, like their former quarterback colin kaepernick, who initially sparked the uproar with his continued protests against alleged police mistreatment of minorities. and oakland's marshawn lynch getting ready for his game with a shirt reading, "everybody versus trump." still the debate rages on, provoking support for protesting players among some, outrage among others. in oklahoma, these fans using jerseys to wash cars. this fan even burning his tickets. are you generally okay with the protests? >> we are. >> reporter: but today, far fewer players knelt during "the star-spangled banner." no owners joined them. where there were protests, the reaction was more muted.
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37,000 feet over the atlantic. passengers terrified as the pilot made a mayday call. dramatic images show part of the engine detached, flapping in midair dangerously close to the wing holding fuel. >> the aircraft was vibrating, it was shaking. >> reporter: the airfrance jet was headed from paris to l.a.x. on saturday when it was forced to make an emergency landing in canada. the destruction visible. >> that initial 20 seconds, i've honestly never felt fear anywhere close to that in my life. >> reporter: this rare failure forced the double decker jet to fly on three engines. >> this was such a violent explosion that hot metal blew out of the engine and blew the front of the engine off. >> reporter: on the ground in canada, more than ten hours of waiting until passengers could finally board other flights to the united states. it took some of the passengers more than 24 hours to reach their final destination. the big question is,
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finally, a little boy whose real-life hero is a soldier, but also his brother. they haven't seen each other year, until now. tonight, how they're both "america strong." that's 11-year-old damon, who just won an essay contest at his school. and he thinks the biggest thrill about this day will be reading his essay up on stage. damon wrote about his hero. >> who's my hero? my hero is my brother. >> reporter: specialist devin tomei is that brother, an army helicopter mechanic stationed in germany. he hasn't seen his family in more than two years. and he came to his little brother's school to hear the speech and surprise his little brother. damon spoke about pride and friendship and then this happened. >> devin! >> reporter: and if you think that's emotional, here's how they describe their bond. >> he's always been there for
me my entire life and no matter what, we've always been happy. >> i only have one brother and he has me and i love him to death. >> reporter: and damon got one more surprise. the day off from school. >> this is your day to spend with your brother. >> thank you. >> reporter: some time now to reflect on this awesome moment. two brothers a world apart, now side by side. >> i turned around and i saw him and he said, "hey, little bro." and i was just so happy and i'm still shaking from the happiness. >> nothing can compare to that. it just feels amazing. >> amazing is right. we thank them for their story. thanks for watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir is right back here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night.
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