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the breaking news this morning on "world news now." tropical storm nate's deadly toll and the forecast showing a direct hit to louisiana, possibly as a hurricane. we have the latest update from the hurricane center just ahead. and we have new reporting out of las vegas, nevada where investigators are piecing together the profile of the killer by looking at his girlfriend. new details ahead. and explosive allegations involving one of the most powerful men in hollywood. >> allegations against harvey weinstein that are just coming to light. how he's responding.
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>> i promise. >> it might be one of the most memorable moments in hollywood history, but did it really have to happen that way? what one scientist is now saying jack did wrong. that's in "the skinny," this friday, october 6th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i'm in for kendis gibson. i locked him in his apartment. he's trying to get out to be here. we'll see about that later. >> i'm diane macedo. we begin this half hour with tropical storm nate. it is drenching rain right now in parts of central america and already responsible for 20 deaths. >> the storm is on the move heading for mexico's yucatan peninsula. it could make landfall in cancun tonight.
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>> forecasters say nate is making aim at the gulf coast, stretching from louisiana to florida, likely hitting sunday as a category one hurricane. >> and the projected path has new orleans once again preparing for a direct hit, less than two months after hurricane harvey. the city is under a state of emergency. the mayor says power outages appear to be a greater threat with this storm than widespread flooding. >> and evacuations are under way from some coastal locations, barrier islands and oil platforms in the gulf. >> and justin povick joins us now with nate's timeline. >> diane, ron, good morning to you. tropical storm nate back over the very warm waters here of the northwestern caribbean. and we're going to be looking at strengthening as we go throughout the day. a hurricane watch has been posted for the eastern portion of the yucatan peninsula. expected landfall later tonight. but then further nor
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currently throughout pourtions f louisiana and mississippi. timeline for you. nate emerges into the gulf of mexico this weekend and landfall early sunday, again, as a category one hurricane near the mouth of the mississippi river. we're going to be talking about impacts here in terms of damaging winds, flooding rains and isolated severe weather. ron, diane? >> justin, thanks. and relief supplies are slowly making their ways into more remote areas of puerto rico hit hardest by hurricane maria. >> members of the police force hand-delivered food and water where some people lost everything. the governor says getting help to those areas is a top priority. >> we established a priority. 50 municipalities across the middle of the island that are more likely to be incommunicative, so we can get there with priority. food, water, fuel and security services. you know, deployed for them. >> and the governor says nearly 55% of island re
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water service. >> but restoring electricity is proving to be more of a challenge. only about 9% of the island now has power, and the governor warns it could take until next march, march of next year tor the entire island to get power back. and now to the latest in the las vegas shooting. investigators say the gunman may have been eyeing potential targets in other cities before attacking the country music festival on the vegas strip. >> in august, the gunman booked rooms in a hotel near lalapalooza in chicago. about 100,000 people attend it each day, but he never did check into the hotel e >> and the gunman's phone shows a google search for hotels around fenway park. which holds nearly 38,000 baseball fans. but there's no evidence he traveled there either. and investigators are combing through every inch of the scene as they struggle to find a motive in all of this. >> the open field there in las vegas is frozen in time. you can see overturned lawn chairs, strollers d
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belongings scattered across the grass left behind when everyone ran for their lives. >> and the gunman's girlfriend is still under scrutiny. we're learning about a purchase they made before the shooting. >> reporter: new insights from an unlikely place, the reno car dealership where he bought this car on august 1st, paying cash with a check for $14,411. not a sign of someone with financial problems. employees told us the fbi questioned them about exactly what happened with paddock and his girlfriend, marilou danley when they came to buy the car. >> marilou wanted to get a lexus, and he said he wasn't going to pay more for a car with the same equipment. >> reporter: she told the female salesperson that paddock had saved her from a troubled marriage. >> she said she had a bad relationship prior to him and he had turned her life around and really helped her out. >> reporter: danley's
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now become a key focus of the investigation. she told fbi agents paddock was a caring man who showed no signs of violence. and the fbi wanted to know about the more than $100,000 that paddock wired to the philippines for danley before sending her there two weeks in advance of the shooting. her lawyer read her statement. >> i was grateful, but honestly, i was worried that first the unexpected trip home and the money was a way of breaking up with me. >> reporter: four days into the investigation, the fbi says it has ruled out money problems and ruled out any connection to anarchist groups, to anti-government groups, to overseas terror groups. a full four days into the investigation and authorities say they are still stumped about the motive of stephen paddock. now they're drilling down further on his computer, his finances and mental health.
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brian ross, abc news, new york. >> and the massacre prompted a rare concession from the nra, announcing support for more regulations of those bump stock attachments that can convert semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic. but the organization is making it clear they are not calling for a ban. a growing number of lawmakers and president trump have signaled their willingness to consider restricting those devices. and the president is raising some photo eyebrows. during a photo op, he called the moment the calm before the storm. take a listen. >> you guys know what this represents? >> tell us, sir. >> maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? >> could be the calm before the storm. >> what storm? >> we have the world's great military people in this room, i will tell you that. and we're going to have a great evening. thank you all for coming. >> what storm, mr. president?
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>> you'll find out. thank you, everybody. >> the president was asked three or four times what he was referring to as the calm before the storm and he would not answer. so far the white house has not clarified exactly what he meant. meanwhile, a request shows that john kelly's personal cell phone was compromised. politico reports that the suspected breach may have happened as long ago as last december, and this raises concern that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on that phone while he was director of homeland security and after he went to work in the white house. the report gives no indication of who may have breached that phone or how think did it. russian hackers, meanwhile, are accused of using a popular antivirus software to steal secrets. it was compromised when a contractor took it home and put it on his personal computer.
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hackers allegedly identified the highly-as soon astive sensitive documents from the kaspersky labs software. the incident apparently occurred in 2015 but was just discovered last spring. and the tsa says this past summer was the busiest in the history of the tsa, which is 16 years, more than 239 million travelers and crew members were screened. between the wednesday before memorial day and the day after labor day. the busiest day was the friday before the fourth of july. it was also a number four all-time at 2.6 million screenings. >> wow. and holding a meeting on space exploration can be hard, using a high-priced escalator to get to that meeting is harder. >> saudi arabia's king salman had a little glitch. the golden escalator there leading from the 747 came to a grinding halt. >> ah-oh.
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>> the king and his aides look a little puzzled. what do you do next? you walk, right? >> what do these stairs that don't move? they're just stairs. after about 20 seconds they finally decided to walk the rest of the way. >> don't you hate when that happens? >> i wonder at what point they thought, okay, just another second, they'll get it working. >> maintenance, it's all about maintenance. coming up, we're check in with jeopardy's newest star. can austin keep his win streak going? >> we'll find out. but first, the new reaction from one of the biggest power brokers in hollywood amid allegations of decades of sexual harassment. you're watching "world news now". you're watching world news now.
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and now the bombshell out of hollywood and allegations of sexual harassment out of one of hollywood's most powerful moviemakers. >> the allegations against harvey weinstein stretch back decades from assistants to an emmy-nominated actress. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: explosive allegations about harvey wine stain, known for producing block buster movies like "pulp fiction." >> because i am so much crazier than you. >> reporter: he has been lauded repeatedly. by male and female oscar winners alike. >> harvey weinstein. >> my friends at mere max, especially harvey. >> reporter: now he says he's planning to take a leave of absence to deal with the issue head on. the "new york times" describes several sexual harassment allegations, including from ashley judd who said she was sexually harassed by one of our industry's most admired-slash-reviled figures.
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she did not name him at the time but variety describes how he kept summoning her to his hotel room and tried to get judd to watch hem ta watch him take a shower. weinstein reached settlements with at least eight women. he said he came of age in the '60s and '70s when all the rules about behavior in workplaces were different. i appreciate the way i've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and i sincerely apologize for it. attorney lisa bloom is advising weinstein and released a statement calling him an old dinosaur learning new ways but also says he denies many of the allegations as patently false. weinstein lawyer's tells abc news they plan to sue the "new york times," saying it is full of defamatory statements. the "new york times" says they
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linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> in that statement, it was, weinstein took a rather strange turn, too. he's apologizing, kind of defending himself. and then he turns and starts talking about going after the nra. >> for lisa bloom, this is odd coming to his defense, because she's normally the first attorney defending women in these cases. >> which may be why he hired her. >> it will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out. when we come back, we have another controversy to discuss. >> i bet it's titanic. >> the titanic controversy. why a scientist is picking apart the most famous scene. "the skinny's" next. i did everything i could to make her party perfect. almost everything. you know, 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> time now for "the skinny," starting with a titanic controversy, regarding leonardo dicaprio. >> it's become one of the most famous parting scenes in history. jack holding onto that floating door in the frigid north atlantic.
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>> i'll never let go, jac not whether jack could fit on top of the door near kate. the question is, would he really have given up on living that soon? he says no. he says the human survival instinct is way stronger than that in everybody, especially in a character like jack's. >> he was freezing cold, though. >> all right. >> he added that if that character was matt damon from "the martian", he would have made an outboard motor and saved everyone. that is how science can help you. >> myth busters did a study on this, they couldn't both be on the board. they would sink it, but if they took kate's life vest and put it under the board they could have floated. >> they should have thought of that. >> that's siecience for
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floating in the'vev 1er sintima for auction in new york city. >> a lot include her sleeping swimming naked in color and in black and white. >> in addition, there are photos of the star sparkling her birthday with sparklers and a birthday cake. one is believed to be the last taken of her before her death in august 5th, 1962. >> the photos are expected to fetch $35,000. >> how do they know how much? >> we have experts for these things. and then we talk about it again. now a jeopardy update. austin. the bartender from new york city scored another big win last night.
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it is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic. get the digestive advantage. i do mean it. it's been a pleasure to have ron claiborne with us this morning, especially given it was a very busy week of news, but one story dominated the headlines. >> that's right. this portion of the show is usually reserved for the friday rewind, but this morning we have a special look at the heroes. >> here's a look back with a rendition of "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace
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>> what happened to your shirt? >> we used it to compress my buddy's wounds. we tried to keep our finger in the hole to keep him from bleeding. >> there were many going over there, their wives, their girlfriends to block them. there were lives saved. >> and i rallied everybody out of that room. these girls aren't going to die. i'm not going to die. i need to get home to see my daughter. this is not happening. not happening. ♪ but now i see >> i jumped on my friend. she got hit in the back. i put my arm around her. i got shot in the arm, i'm glad i did. >> he said to me i've been shot. i need to help him. i said okay. he drop the tailgate on some random truck. he took my belt, tied off my leg and kept me from bleeding out. i would have
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appear ♪ >> you know, you were hit hard as well. how did you make it out? >> took off his shirt and started applying pressure. and his girlfriend just kept talking to me as i was still in shock. and we were running, running, him and his girlfriend like changed the way i look at life. >> you saw so many people who didn't even know each other just grab each other and go. >> some hero came saved me. >> if it wasn't for that cabdriver, i wouldn't be here. >> everyone was communicating and working together. you got this person, i got this person. it was absolutely horrible but amazing to see all these people come together.
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making news in america this morning, bracing for nate. >> we're going to hunker down and get through this and be fine. >> the killer storm moves north with states of emergency in effect from louisiana to florida. see where the watches and warnings are right now. ♪ >> and the emotional tribute for the officer killed in the vegas rampage as details emerge about the other city the shooter may have considered. plus the nra's new statement about gun regulations. bombshell allegations against one of hollywood's most powerful men. a star actress is among his alleged victims. hear how the legendary producer

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