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coastal states are getting ready. virginia's governor says even if there's not a direct hit there will be flooding and power out ands. new jersey shore communities only now recovering from sandy aren't also aren't taking any chances.
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joaquin will stay out at sea and the u.s. but another severe storm dredge drenching the east coast. an early morning downpour in spartanburg, south carolina, dumped four inch of rain in a short period. a flash flood trapped a woman underneath a railroad bridge. parts of south carolina could see more than two feet of rain. between that storm and the hurricane, the entire eastern seaboard is a soggy day ahead. >> the details from justin povick. hey, justin be. >> thanks and good morning to you. we are tracking a dangerous hurricane you but some good news to pass along. its movement is now to the north. again away from the u.s. still though dangerously close as we go throughout the upcoming weekend. this following the center if not the right-hand portion of the red zone. that possible track cone. but again, regardless of the eventual outcome of the system, there are going to be some
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record historic rains throughout the southeast. near upper level low pressure system toward the coastline, columbia, charlotte, 6 to 12 inches. somebody could see a foot and a half of water with battering surf conditions at the coast. reena and kendis, back to you. >> thanks to justin there. we're going to move our focus overseas to major developments this morning. the taliban claiming responsibility for the crash of a transport plane in afghanistan that killed six u.s. service members. the c-130 plane went down at jalalabad air pooeld in eastern afghanistan. five civilian passengers also died in the crash. despite the claim, a u.s. official says there's no evidence of hostile fire. russia's defending its escalation of air strikes inside syria insisting it sees eye to eye with america and its allies about the strategy. the u.s. is questioning its true intentions and choice of targets. abc's martha raddatz has the
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details. >> reporter: russian warplanes, one after another, launched from a syrian air base, dropping bombs largely on targets where isis is not even operating. russia's foreign minister today strongly rejecting the charges that the air strikes are aimed at opposition forces. some backed by the u.s., who are fighting against syria's brutal dictator, and russia's ally, bashar al assad. >> very distorted and perverted perception. >> reporter: the russian military did finally confer via a secure video conference with u.s. counterparts at the pentagon to begin to coordinate movements of its warplanes in order to avoid any collisions with u.s. and coalition aircraft. >> the russians are reportedly using did you have bottoms causing greater civilian casualties all of it meaning the
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>> the man who hopes to take over as speaker of the house is in big trouble for comments he made about hillary clinton. house republicans are calling on majority leader kevin mccarthy to apologize after he credited the gop lid led benghazi investigation for clinton's falling poll numbers. nancy pelosi wants the committee shut down accusing mccarthy and republicans of using one of the longest-running investigations in political history for their own purposes. >> the head of america's vw division is due to testify next week. michael horn has said vw will work hard to prevent something like this from ever happening again. >> so your favorite dunkin' donuts store may be closing. slow sales growth is prompting the chain to close 100 stores in the next year or so. all of them are owned by the speedway gas station and convenience store chain and says they don't account for much of
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duncan is facing increased competition for breakfast from fast food changesing crullers somewhere. >> if you're a smoke erg who plans on visiting paris, make on the street. you'll pay a $76 fine. about the cost of your typical $76? do i have that right? are people spending that much on cigarettes? city officials say they've had it with cleaning up an estimated 350 tons of butts every year and by the way, they will be imposing the same fine if you don't clean up your dog's mess. >> which is a problem in paris as we know. whenever we walk the streets of paris, it's all over the place. >> dog stuff on the ground. >> yeah. >> not in front of the louvre i hope. >> no, that will that would be sacrilege. >> a good samaritan in the sky. >> a mom with a crying baby on a
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incredible reaction her seat neighbor has that had the entire cabin applauding >> as the tragic shooting in oregon shocks a nation, how kids are being trained to stay safe under the worst circumstances. and weigh in on our facebook phage, wnnfans.com and don't forget twitter @abcwnn. you're watching abc "world news now." quid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. age, wnnfans.com and don't forget twitter @abcwnn. you're watching abc "world news now." well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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recapping our top story, deadly chaos on yet another american campus. the gunman who opened fire at a community college in oregon now identified as 26-year-old chris harper mercer. witnesses say he went on a rampage in a classroom reportedly singling out christians before gunning them down one by one. nine people were killed and seven wounded before the gunman died in an exchange of gunfire with police. the school has just one unarmed security guard. in the wake of this tragedy, president obama has renewed his call for a change in gun laws saying our thoughts and prayers are not enough. >> but in the meantime, schools across the country aren't waiting. they've been taking safety into their own hands. ears abc's david wright. >> attention, this is a drill. we need to lock down. >> the modern version of duck and recover, we recently saw one in colorado.
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the teacher locks the door. the students hud. >> do you know why they did this drill? >> they do it because there have been at left ten facility shootings on u.s. campuses this year and many more close calls. harrisburg, south dakota, a high school principal shot and injured. cleveland, mississippi, two weeks ago, a history professor murdered in his office. lacey washington in april high school students badly shaken after staff members apprehended a gunman. teacher holly carpet is a graduate of columbine high school. that's why she takes this issue so personally. >> it's not about the flash backs or any of that for me. it's the thought of anyone wanting to hurt the kids. >> the threat is real. the question is, how to stop it. david wright abc news, new york. >> you never know how you'll respond in a situation like that, especially children. it's paralyzing for an adult going through something like this, but the hope is that
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react in a moment like that or get to safety, a safe place. >> absolutely. quite a sign of the times. in the '60s we had the duck and cover cold war drills where people were covering. and now this is a sign of the times we live in right now. all right. in-flight kindness. a stranger who came to the rescue of a mother at her witt's end with her baby crying uncontrollably. what this good samaritan did to soothe those frayed nerves. >> and ahead in our next half hour. you see him there the donned. he goes on a new tear over two of his rivals jeb bush and marco rubio. so what is it that got him so fired up? we're going to explain. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues
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who can't relate to this next story? kids on a plane crying uncontrollably.
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>> yeah, the parents, it's one of our worst nightmares. >> i imagine. >> if you see this one young mother she got unexpected help from a kind-hearted fellow passenger. >> despite best intentions -- >> trying to keep her awake so she'll sleep on the plane. >> nobody likes a crying baby on a flight. it's stres stressful. >> it's a predicament every parent dreads, a crying baby on a plane. unable to control the sobses. >> new mom rebecca found herself in just such a situation this past thursday. until a stranger in the skies changed everything. >> she truly was an angel. >> in a facebook post that has now been shared 100,000 times, she tells the story of how she was taking a flight from chicago to atlanta. to surprise her husband an active duty army firefighter stationed in alabama with their baby who remained calm until boarding. >> i sat down. riley started throwing a fit.
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so this is when we started taxiing and she was already getting fussy. people were staring obviously. >> thankfully she wound up in a seat next thoefl woman. >> she looked at me and told me she had kids of her own. she asked do you mind if i help. as soon as she took her riley looked out the window. she bounced her around and she stopped crying right then and there. >> rebecca needed relief. luckily in that moment, she stayed asleep the entire night. >> she wrote on facebook, something amazing happened to me and i will never be able to express how grateful i am for it. the supporting comments flooding in ever since. miller with four kids of her own says she was just helping out a fellow mom. >> honestly, i felt like i was doing what anybody could have or should have done in that moment.
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this morning on "world news now," campus tragedy. a gunman opens fire on a college campus in oregon. ten are dead and the identity of the suspect is now known. his father speaking out overnight. latest details ahead. the nation reacts. president obama speaking candidly about gun violence in america. the frustration clear as the issue remains hotly debated leaders and those in the race for the white house. >> and new this half hour, >> the presidential hopeful lashing out at his fellow gop candidates as he takes a tough stance on the refugee crisis in europe and what it might mean for a trump presidency. >> and today marks a very special anniversary for one of
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america's beloved comic strips. do you know how old charlie brown really is? it's friday, october 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and we do say hello to everyone on this friday. it is a very sad friday for many across this country. paying attention to all the developments that are happening in oregon. that's where we'll begin on this half hour. the shock and grief. yet another american school shattered by deadly gun >> we're learning this morning the gunman allegedly singled out christians in a classroom at umpqua community college. one survivor told her dad the shooter asked them about their religion before opening fire on >> by the time it was over, ten people were dead including the wounded. >> the sheriff is so angry he's vowing never to utter the shooter's name saying he's not going to give him the credit for
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carlin ski reporting from the campus in roseburg, oregon. >> reporter: 10:30 a.m., the frantic calls started coming in. an active shooter on the rural oregon campus. >> copy, active shooter at ucc, 1140 umpqua college road. >> reporter: within minutes, students inside umpqua community college were tweeting their terror. "oh, my god, there's someone one. everywhere. holy god." >> my teacher came running in and only told us to get inside the teacher's office and get down as fast as we could and drop everything. >> must be terrifying. >> oh, it was. it was horrifying. and being locked in there and not knowing if my friends were okay, i, of course, was bawling my eyes out. >> 1174 medical aide, this is for an active shooter at ucc. >> reporter: emergency vehicles flooded the scene. radio traffic indicates the shooter was still firing. >> this is going to be the synder hall. somebody is outside one of the doors, shooting through the door. >> reporter: amber adams is a
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student at the school. >> shots were being fired. we heard shots and immediately took cover. went down and heard just multiple shots going off. a lot of screaming. >> reporter: lori risner, another student, describes chaos. >> a lady just went running by me, crying, saying, there's an active shooter on campus. everybody get into this hallway. >> reporter: authorities saying the 20-year-old male shooter engaged in a shoot-out with police before being shot dead. suspect is down. >> our number one priority right now is to make sure that the scene is secure and the victims to make sure that there are no additional threats. >> reporter: students could be seen being led out of the school, their bags being checked by police. canine units sweeping the campus. investigators establishing crime scenes. the college of about 3,000 students is in a rural area, about 180 miles south of
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and it took some time for emergency officials to make sense of the scope of the carnage. the injured arrive on stretchers. >> the work that first responders have done is harrowing. >> on the campus, students hugging, scenes of incredible grief. >> in the coming days we'll learn about the victims, young men and women who were studying and learning and working hard and their eyes set on the future, their dreams on what they could make of their lives. and america will wrap everyone who is grieving with our prayers and our love. >> reporter: this is a town in grieving. the gunman, we expect to learn a lot more about him in the hours and days ahead. neal karlinksky, abc news, roseburg, oregon. >> those scenes there from a late night candlelight vigil that was held. we're now hearing from the gunman's family, apparently just as stunned as everyone else is about the shooting.
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she described him as a nice guy who put everyone before himself. the word of mercer's involvement also took a dad by surprise. >> obviously, it's been a devastating day. devastating for me and my family. shocked. shocked is all i can say. okay? >> shocked. i can't imagine a father getting that type of word and the fact that he had such a good reputation apparently with his family. >> yeah, but you wonder if there were any signs that they knew. his dad, by the way, lives in southern california. of course, mercer lived in oregon. so definitely shocking. you can hear it in his voice. this is the 15th time this incident that president obama has had to make a statement following a mass shooting, and he was visibly angry and frustrated as he spoke about the incidents of gun violence in america happening all too and he said we've now become numb to it. >> earlier this year, i answered a question in an interview by
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america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have the sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings. and later that day, there was a mass shooting at a movie theater in lafayette, louisiana, that day. somehow, this has become routine. >> the president took on the gun lobby directly appealing to american gun owners to think about whether their views are properly being represented. and a national guard specialist who helped take down a gunman on a paris bound train says he wishes he could have been there to help. >> we're talking about alek skarlatas who is studying for a career in law enforcement at ucc and is a contestant currently on "dancing with the stars." he was in rehearsals when he got word of the massacre. he sent out a tweet offering condolences and headed home to
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offer support for his school. continuing coverage of this tragedy in oregon. >> we'll have more updates later on this hour and on "america this morning." hurricane that is working its way north in the atlantic ocean right now. the latest forecast is good news for millions of people. joaquin will stay out to sea, not making landfall in the u.s. but this category 4 storm could still bring heavy rain, strong coast. a state of emergency already residents filling sandbags to prevent flooding. new jersey isn't taking chances the governor also declaring a state of emergency. the memories of the destruction from superstorm sandy three years ago all too fresh. even if joaquin stays out to sea, flooding and beach erosion are likely particularly along officials also expect high winds to damage trees and knock out
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>> let's get the latest on the path of the hurricane from morning to you. you. joaquin still very powerful now beginning to churn its way off toward the north. slowly now but it will accelerate over time for the upcoming weekend. the track scenario playing its way further and further out to sea which is great news. the bad news is, regardless of the track, we are going to have some very heavy if not historic flooding rains throughout the southeast right through monday. reena and kendis, back to you. >> thank you. i know the storm is already much as two feet of rain expected in some parts of south carolina before the bad weather ends. many schools are closed today. and football games postponed. a woman drowned in spartanburg when her car was submerged under an overpass. another drive nearly died after flooding washed out the road he was driving on. he managed to hold on to a tree to keep from washing away till
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he was intellectually disabled has been executed in virginia. alfred o prieto was convicted of murdering lee people in virginia and california and is linked to at least six other killings. >> can you believe it, tomorrow marks 20 years since a los angeles jury found o.j. simpson for the murders of his ex-wife nicole and her friend ron goldman. the shocking verdict still haunts goldman's sister kim. she says that after hearing simpson was not guilty for the murder of his wife, she says she remembers thinking somehow that the jury's decision about ron's murder might be different but it was not. >> i couldn't believe it. i felt shock and despair and betrayal and judge ito told tried to get control of the courtroom and we got up and walked out. >> since that verdict, goldman has worked as a victims' advocate and she says she plans to mark the day in a happy place, attending the wedding of a good friend.
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hackers may have stolen personal information but lying to about 15 million t-mobile wireless customers, potential customers in the u.s. the information includes social security numbers, home addresses and birth dates. the hackers got the information from credit reporting agency experian which t-mobile uses to check credit of consumers. the t-mobile ceo tweeted he will reveal more information about the hack later today. and thursday night football and a lot on the line for the baltimore ravens. you like your ravens, huh. >> no, i just like a good football game. which it was. >> they met up with the steelers on their home turf entering the game with a dismal 0-3 record. they battled for four quarters keeping pace with the steels are finally forcing an overtime. the ranches ended out the steelers with a field goal. managed to eke out their first win of the season, final score 23-20, the ravens saying never more, never more will you beat us. >> oh. did you write that or did they -- >> i came up with that.
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>> that was pretty good. >> too cheesy for the writers to come up with. >> it was a good game. there was some bad coaching i would say on pittsburgh's part. otherwise, it was entertaining. >> it was entertaining. there were some bad calls. >> the kicker? >> they need a new kicker. >> they do need a new kicker. >> do you need a day job? >> need a coach who has confidence in a kicker. do you need a day job? >> not with these gams. coming up in "the skinny," taylor swift's latest act of kindness. the pop superstar giving to a very special child in need, giving back to a family that's always got her back. and donald trump not as kind as t. swift going after fellow republican candidates. how he says he would handle the refugee crisis. you're watching "world news now." refugee crisis. you're watching "world news now." mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus.
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recapping our top story out of oregon, that mass shooting on a college campus that left ten people dead, including the gunman. witnesses say the shooter deliberately targeting christians when he opened fire inside a classroom at umpqua community college. hundreds of people gathered last night to remember the victims. the gunman has been identified as 26-year-old chris harper mercer. this tragedy took center stage among the presidential hopefuls. hillary clinton wasting no time in attacking the nra calling for a national gun control movement. bernie sanders he went a step further calling for improvement in mental health services and on the republican side, ben carson criticized the reaction for more gun laws focusing instead of mental health. donald trump told "the washington post," "it sounds like another mental health problem." >> trump in the meantime is sounding off against two of his
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republican rivals yet again, jeb bush and marco rubio. >> he's apparently taking a new hard line position on the syrian refugees. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: it's a stunning reversal. donald trump now saying he would deport all syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn country and seeking shelter here in the u.s. >> i'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from syria as part of this mass migration, that if i win -- if i win, they're going back. >> reporter: but just last month, trump said america must accept the refugees. >> i hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis with what's happening, you have to. >> reporter: trump's new hard line position drawing instant fire from jeb bush. >> send them all back? to a hellhole? that's not the america i know. >> reporter: trump's declaration part of a rousing speech where he attacked bush and senator marco rubio. bush has been a political mentor to rubio. >> so, they ask rubio, what do you think of bush? oh, he's my dear friend.
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they hate each other. but it's political [ bleep ]. do you understand? it's true. >> reporter: bush says that's ridiculous and trump needs to grow up. >> i'm pretty sure marco can put his big boy pants on. i know i can. donald seems to have a harder time taking criticism and he probably needs to put on his big boy pants, too. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> fighting words. >> fighting words, huh. >> when we come back, guess who's getting his own postage stamp. here's a hint. he's been 8 1/2 for about 65 years. >> and sandra bullock's house just got a tiny bit more crowded. "the skinny" is next. >> "world news now" continues
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stations. ski skinny, so skinny it is that time for "the skinny," and topping our headlines this morning, a very special anniversary for one of america's most beloved comic strips. >> charlie brown and the whole peanuts gang celebrating their 65th anniversary as a comic strip made by the legendary cartoonist charles schulz. the u.s. postal service has released ten forever stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular holiday classics of all time. i love this one. i love love love it when it comes on "a charlie brown
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1965. >> guess what, we're just one month away from the release of the peanuts movie. the first new peanuts film in 35 years. >> i'm going to take the kids to this one. i can't wait. >> will charlie look any older than 8 1/2 years? >> no, he botoxed well and had good surgery. >> good genes or good doctors, charlie brown. >> next to a very special gesture from taylor swift. to a very special child. >> swift has a long history of donating to charity as you know. we're hearing that she's donated $50,000. >> to a 13-month-old nephew of one of her backup dancers who is battling cancer. >> swift writing on baby aiden's go fund me page, all of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. >> she does do so much to -- for charity. you've got to give it to her. i love that she has done so much for cancer and also for a lot of her people in her community and
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>> a lot of people criticize her but she's a nice girl, woman all around. so meantime, love is all around over at sandra bullock's house. >> the actress has become a mom again, reportedly adopting a baby girl according to radar online. the oscar-winning actress already has a 5-year-old son louis who she adopted in new orleans in 2010. >> the news comes only a day after it was claimed that her new boyfriend, model and photographer, bryan randall has reportedly moved into her beverly hills home. >> i hope he's helping with the night feedings. >> he's got a lot of work to do. >> george clooney spilling secrets. we love when he does this. >> this is juicy. the hollywood hunk opened up to "extra" about a cocktail fueled night ending up with him in bed with his best prend's wife, cindy crawford, after she mistook him for her husband, rande gerber. >> clooney apparently joked she couldn't help herself. the three friends joined forces at crawford's book party held
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>> they don't look alike. >> they don't. >> so how did that happen? >> both good looking. >> okay. very convenient.
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inflicted someplace else in america. >> we are seeing the true intentions of vladimir putin, which is to maintain a strong position in syria. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. >> the outrageous accusations leveled against planned parenthood based on heavily doctored videos are offensive and categorically untrue. >> 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. >> when i hear a statement like that which demonstrates unequivocally that this was always meant to be a partisan political exercise, i feel like it does a grave disservice. >> she's the worst secretary of state in the history of our country.
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>> the day after you take the oath of office, you can't level an insult or have -- you're not in an episode of "survivor." you're actually supposed to show up and run the show. >> i put my hand out and he reached and he grabbed it, and i hugged him. and he hugged me, and he said, thank you for your courage. i can't get no satisfaction >> big eventful week. that said the mayor of that oregon town saying late last night that he thinks friday will be the most difficult day for his community because that's when the names will come out. tough days and weeks ahead for them. >> and also the fact the community is one degree of separation is what one of the pastors said about the area. thoughts are definitely with the folks in oregon this morning. don't miss our updates on
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan with some of the top stories we're following this morning on "world news now." the campus massacre at a community college in oregon. it may have been sparked by religious hatred directed at christians. sources say the 26-year-old shooter was among ten people killed. much more on these breaking details coming up shortly. >> it appears hurricane joaquin will stay out to sea and not make landfall in the u.s. but the storm's effects will till be felt on the east coast. residents are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds. the forecast in minutes. >> majority leader kevin mccarthy is taking heat from both sides after crediting the republican-led benghazi investigation for hillary clinton's sagging poll numbers.
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were a setback but he says he will be the next house speaker. and the personal data of millions of t-mobile customers could be at risk following a cyberattack. the data includes social security numbers, home addresses and birth dates. those are some of your top stories on this friday, october 2nd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we want to begin with the deadly shootings. if you want to get a sense what the oregon community was like, a pastor said it's one degree of separation. everybody knows everyone in this area and how heartbreaking it was to find out that somebody came into a school which we see more and more that you should feel safe in and just shot ten >> yeah. and look how quickly that all played out there in oregon. there are some new reports that a student who survived the massacre saying that the gunman specifically targeted
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he of course, died after killing nine people and wounding seven others. want to go right now to the campus. abc's brandi hitt has arrived there and has the very latest. we say good morning. you say it's still a very active scene there. do the authorities believe the gunman acted alone? >> reporter: good morning, reena, good morning, kendis. they don't have the answer. they're still investigating behind me. scene. have you fbi agents, also atf. local law enforcement going through the campus trying to determine if he may have left any explosives behind. had he say they don't know if they're dealing with a person who acted alone or if he had any help at this point. you talk about the scene here. imagine what you would do in the situation. you have a gunman unleashing heavy gunfire on campus. students crowding, packing, hiding anywhere they could, finally till they heard the gunfire had ended. the horrific reports flooded in
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time in roseburg, oregon. >> active shooter at ucc 1140 umpqua college road. >> images show the umpqua community campus in chaos. >> i looked out the window and there was a couple girls running from the building. i hear screaming after that first gunshot. >> shots were being fired. we heard shots and immediately took cover. went down. >> reporter: police exchanged gunfire with the suspected shooter, 26-year-old chris harper mercer in one of the buildings. he is now dead. the wounded were rushed to the hospital as students were escorted from the campus, their hands in the air. the fbi and atf are now on the scene trying to help local law enforcement figure out a motive. and president obama visibly frustrated addressed the nation for the 15th time following a mass shooting. >> america will wrap everyone who is grieving with our prayers and our love. each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough.
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it does not capture the heart ache and grief and anger that we should feel. >> reporter: so many of the victims' families and friends at this is a really tight knit community. small community. this is the only community college in fact in the entire and the students here ranged in age from just out of high school and starting college to some who were parents going back to school with their own children and one woman put it, and it makes you cry thinking about it, it made her cry also when we saw the interview earlier today. some of those kids are not going to be going home to their parents tonight. and that really touches your heart, touches this entire community knowing these young lives had so much ahead of them and because of the senseless act, the big question right now is motive, reena and kendis. right now authorities are trying to get to the bottom of it. >> you're so right, brandi, how emotion it is and how difficult it must be for this community
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who really don't know much about how difficult the violence has been. it's been a pretty peaceful quiet community. do we know if the gunman was a student? >> reporter: that is the other big question. a lot of students and the faculty, that's the question they want to know. not everybody knew who this person was. originally they thought it was a woman, it was a man. they're still waiting to hear more facts. school just started. if this person was angry at a fellow student, an ex-girlfriend, a teacher, they just thought it would be odd that only a few days into the school year something would happen that would make them want to come back on campus and retaliate? that doesn't make much sense. that's the big question, the motive and maybe was he a student here prior. i found this interesting. i know you have a lot to get to. alek skarlatos is a name we all know. he is one of the heroes that took down the terror suspect on that train on the paris-bound train a few weeks back. he actually lived in this town
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went to this community college. he said the minute he heard this, it broke his heart. he said he wished he could be here today. he wished he was in that room today and that maybe he could have stopped this gunman, reena and kendis. >> skarlatos tweeting out he's heading home. >> thank you so much for your incredible reporting there on such short notice getting on the ground. brandi hitt live in oregon. thanks again. look for more coverage on the campus shootings all morning long. >> we'll take you live to oregon for an update on "america this morning" and later this half hour, more of the president's anger after the latest campus gun violence. and as we mentioned hurricane joaquin is now expected to head eastward away from the u.s. coast but still there's a danger of a lot of rain-oaked areas along the mid-atlantic. >> we're talking from the carolinas to the jersey shore. residents are filling sand bags and getting ready for heavy rain and high winds. another storm has caused extensive flash flooding and several deaths in the carolinas
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with much more rain to come. a huge sinkhole opened up near spartanburg nearly killing the driver of a truck. and with the two storms this shapes up to be a soggy couple of days for the east coast. >> let's get the details from justin povick of accuweather. we say good morning, justin. >> thanks and good morning to you. joaquin continues to churn slowly now to the north. again, that is very crucial. we've been watching the system meander south and west the past couple of days. now, it is being picked up by a deep upper low level system. this churn its way to the north eventually bending its way back to the north and east. east of the eastern seaboard. rip currents, beach erosion, coastal flooding, gusty winds and some very, very heavy rains. some spots could actually see over a foot of rain, including the carolinas right through early next week. charlotte on west bound with lighter amounts. still significant though toward d.c. reena and kendis, back to you.
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>> thank you, justin. >> russia is defending escalation of air strikes inside syria and says it's on the same page as the u.s. and its allies. but washington is questioning russia's motives and choice of targets saying moscow is actually going after opposition forces, some of them backed by the u.s. rather than islamic terrorists. syria's foreign minister plans to address the u.n. general assembly today. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu used his speech at the united nations to blast the nuclear deal with iran and to get his point across, netanyahu stared in the audience without speaking for 45 seconds. he then asked the delegates if they had forgotten the lessons of the holocaust. >> investigators in illinois are finally revealing some details about the shooting death of police officer charles gliniewicz last month. they are confirming that he was shot with his own weapon and there is evidence of a struggle at the scene. gliniewicz was found dead after he radioed that he was chasing three suspicious men in a remote
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area. despite a massive manhunt, police still have not made any arrests. >> five airline passengers taken to a florida hospital for minor injuries caused by turbulence. american airs flight 982 was on its way to miami from grenada when it hit a patch of turbulence at about 36,000 feet. on board, some passengers were thrown from their seats. the airline says the seat belt light was on at the time. >> residents of a small southwest michigan town are trying to figure out who is their new best friend, the person holding the winning powerball ticket worth $310 million sold at the shell gas station in three rivers. the station, by the way, is just minutes from the indiana border. so the holder of the ticket could technically be someone from out of state. that person is gaining new relatives, as well, this morning. while the american workday is getting longer, sweden moving to a six-hour workday.
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>> recapping our top story, the horrific shooting at a community college in oregon. the gunman reportedly targeting christians when he opened fired in a classroom. he's been identified as 26-year-old chris harper mercer and police say, he was among ten people killed. the sound of gunshots set off panic across the rural campus as students ran for their lives. president obama visibly angry. he lashed out at the gun lobby and said the nation's response to mass shootings has become routine. >> and president obama meantime had been briefed at the white house. in fact, he watched live coverage from the oval office as the tragic events unfolded on
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that college campus. >> he shared not only words of sympathy and comfort but also a tough clarian call again for tougher gun laws. >> somehow this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response here at this podium ends up being routine. the conversation in the aftermath of it, we've become numb to this. we talked about this after columbine and blacksburg, after tucson, after newtown, after aurora, after charleston. it cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harp on other people to get his or her hands on a gun. and what's become routine of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common sense gun legislation.
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when americans are killed in mine disasters we work to make mines safer. when americans are killed in floods and hurricanes, we make communities safer. so the notion that gun violence is somehow different? that our freedom and our constitution prohibits any modest regulation of how we use a deadly weapon when there are law abiding gun owners all across the country who could hunt and protect their families and do everything they do under such regulations? it doesn't make sense. >> i don't think there's any other issue we've seen this president get so emotional and almost angry pretty much in this
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violence. ry fees he hasn't been able to do enough. he's trying to get reform through capitol hill. >> and this was the 15th time he's addressed the country after a gun tragedy as we had yesterday. the president sounded impassioned there in his speech and is hoping it makes a difference but he knows he'll be back up there doing one of these speeches again. >> we know that the accused gunman no police record apparently. no rap sheet. and has led to one of the worst shootings in oregon. ten deaths in ten minutes. police apparently were pleading to send as many ambulances as possible when they got word of
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grows. luckily, i'm a botanist. mars will come to fear my botany powers. >> he's a botanist. who knew? the critics seem keen on "the martian" with david kaplan saying the film makes "gravity" look like a junior high science project and fred koppel of nerd report says he would love to tell you what the best part of "the mashion" is but it's all the best part. >> okay. >> next up, the walk. joseph gordon levity and robert zemeckis looking to bring the story of felipe pettitte, his famed walk between the newlirectomied twin towers. it chronicles his dream of walking the wire a quarter of a
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his never, his perseverance transforms a routine circus act into a lasting piece of performance art. >> calm down. they tell me it's not possible and there's no sign of possibility. there's nothing telling me it can be done. >> yo, how you doing? >> they're going up. go back to the hotel. if i'm not back in five hours, look for me at the police station. >> and critics telling audiences run, don't walk to the movie. get it? get it? with dan callahan of the wrap saying it's the rare movie that might please practically everyone and renee rodriguez calling it a love letter to lunacy that lets you feel like it's tread where only gods dare. did i make sense on that one? >> you did. that accent not much sense. that's the news for this half
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