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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >>en i'm diane macedo with some of the top headlines we're following for you this morning on "world news now." two people are dead, several wounded after a shoot-out in houston. a gunman opened fire on bystanders and police. authorities are now investigating whether a second shooter was involved. >> the number of migrants killed in recent ship wrecks is on the rise. it's now believed more than 700 people died in three separate wrecks since wednesday. a major manhunt is under way in mexico after one of the country's soccer stars was kidnapped. alan pulido was taken by a gunman leaving from a party. no claim of responsibility so far. >> and the first time the charm for a rookie of the indy 500. >> you just won the indy 500, baby. >> yes, he did a part-time driver just a year ago is now part of auto racing history.
>> wow. >> those are some of our top stories on this monday, memorial day, may 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so crazy. they say he had only been training for three months for that race. >> unbelievable. rookie luck. we'll see what he follows up with next year. >> we begin with the shoot-out in houston. two people were killed, six others injured during this wild shooting spree. even a police helicopter came under fire. >> there are so many questions about this. even though it's been hours since a s.w.a.t. officer shot and killed the primary shooter, police are not sure exactly what happened or why. abc's phillip mena reports. >> reporter: the crackle of gunfire erupting in a houston neighborhood. a quiet morning. >> one more down at -- two people down. >> reporter: 10:15 a.m. officers arrive to find two men armed with guns. one an ar-15 rifle.
police say at least one of the suspects opened fire in the streets, blowing out car windows and igniting a gas station. >> do we believe this is just one or do we think we have two shooters? >> reporter: residents told to stay in their homes as a gun battle raged outside. >> get in your house! >> come in those outside windows. >> reporter: video shot from inside a nearby church where congregants huddled together for safety. the first officer on the scene shot several times. s.w.a.t. teams and a police chopper move in. gunmen firing on that chopper, even hitting homes. >> female was shot in the leg. >> reporter: one woman shot in her car, another driver killed. nicolas, a boy scout, giving first aid to a wounded officer. >> i asked him to remove his vest, and once he had done that, i wrapped up the wound on either side of his leg. >> reporter: eight shot in all. bullets coming just inches from this man. >> the bullet came through that door and then it went through that seat.
>> reporter: another man who for moment police are calling a suspect was wounded by gunfire but police aren't saying who shot him. police are still searching for a motive because one of the suspects is alive and in the hospital. investigators are hoping he may be able to provide them with some answers. phillip mena, abc news, houston. >> crews have recovered two more bodies from the floods is swamping central and southeastern texas bringing the death toll now to six. the storm is packing plenty of nasty weather. rain, wind, even hail in parts. that's keeping most people indoors over this holiday weekend. most roadways are flooded. and with more wet weather expected today, evacuations are under way outside of houston including two prisons. conditions are miserable along the east coast especially in the carolinas thanks to tropical depression bonnie. that system slowed down a bit but dumped enough rain to flood much of the area. flooding along the interstate 95 forced a shutdown which backed up traffic for hours. and that rain will be making
its way north drenching most of the east coast today. >> for a look at the forecast, let's head over to paul williams now. good morning. >> good morning to you, diane, kendis. we have the influence of bonnie still creating downpours along the east coast. courtesy of a high pressure system that's going to guide that along, as well. the big story as we're speaking the strong thunderstorms still rumbling throughout portions of texas was thunderstorms throughout the overnight period. stronger storms up towards the panhandle of texas as well as oklahoma. some of these storms also blossom into dangerous tornados. diane, kendis. >> all right. our thanks to paul. the family of a boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo says he's back home and in their words doing fine. video shows the moments after the child fell and made contact with a male gorilla. zoo officials decided to shoot and kill the animal to save that boy. witnesses say it appeared the gorilla was trying to protect the child.
peta says the incident could have been prevented if a secondary barrier around the exhibit was in place to florida where a teenager is recovering after being bitten by a shark near jacksonville. the boy was treated for an eight-inch bite behind his right knee on top of his calf. the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. a shark attacked what might be one, may have caused the injuries suffered by a swimmer off southern california. the woman was found, she was bleeding heavily. and they believe it was a large bite on her upper torso and shoulder. the beach was closed for about 45 minutes while they searched for a shark and will be closed for 24 hours entirely. the battle for the white house now, bernie sanders is digging in for a victory in california despite calls for him to drop out. donald trump spent part of the memorial day weekend trying to woo the nation's veterans. abc's karen travers has the latest.
>> the roofer motorcycles through the streets of the capital as riders gather to honor military veterans. >> i thought this would be like dr. martin luther king where the people would be lined up from here all the way to the washington monument. >> reporter: the speaker at the annual rolling thunder event presumptive republican nominee donald trump who often professes his love for veterans. >> we're going to rebuild our military and we're going to take care of our veterans. >> reporter: sunday's event honors american veterans missing in action and prisoners of war. but trump is getting new criticism for past comments he made about a former p.o.w., senator john mccain. >> i like people that weren't apertured, okay? one-time gop nominee and decorated veteran bob dole endorses the billionaire but in a recent interview on cnn he says trump needs to apologize. >> i'm going to try to get trump to issue an apology.
>> reporter: also calling out trump, candidate bernie sanders. still hammering the republican for accepting then declining a debate. >> and i think the american people should be very concerned about somebody who keeps changing his mind not only on this debate but on virtually every issue he's been asked about. >> reporter: sanders is campaigning hard in california ahead that have state's primary. but california's senior senator and hillary clinton supporter dianne feinstein says it's time for him to bow out. >> he ought to be able to be read the sign posts. if he did that, he would know that it's all but over. >> reporter: unlikely to happen before californians cast their ballots. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> marco rubio is reflecting on his presidential campaign after saying he will support donald trump following a bruising primary battle, he now says he would be willing to speak the at republican national convention on trump's behalf. rubio is leaving the senate after his term ends.
he told cnn he apologized privately to trump after one of the debates for comments that he made about trump's hands. >> i apologized to him for that. i said it's not who i am and i shouldn't have done it. >> rubio insists that he is not open to being trump's running mate. he says they still have real policy differences and trump should choose someone who fully embraces his vision. as iraqi forces get ready to retake future from isis, they're getting aerial support from the u.s. and al plipz spy planes are tracking islamic state movements from far above. martha raddatz has the story >> reporter: coming in for a landing at an air base on the arabian peninsula, the famed u-2 spy plane. we are in the chase car speeding alongside at close to 100 miles per hour, the driver talking the pilot down safely, since he has limited visibility in this aircraft when landing. returning from a 12-hour mission
70,000 feet above the war against isis. so high that pilots must wear pressure suits similar to astronauts. >> flying the u-2 is crazy, because you're the highest person in the world besides the people that are on the space station. >> reporter: you have the best surveillance possible, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: we are allowed on a mission in an awac over iraq and syria. those huge airborne radar systems coordinating the war planes. we've been orbiting over iraq for about two and a half hours now, very near the syrian border. when you're on station, that's the busiest time. you're looking out for aircraft, you're looking out for enemy. you pass on whatever? >> yes, ma'am, and funneling information back to the ground commanders so that they can decide the flow of battle. >> reporter: and once the targets are located, drones and fighter jets are unleashed. >> targets range from anything from banks to oil infrastructure to actual enemies on the ground.
>> reporter: with the iraqis now trying to free fallujah, those airstrikes will almost certainly intensify. martha raddatz, abc news, the arabian peninsula. pope francis is insisting he's not the retiring type. the pontiff says he will not step down from the papacy. he addressed the issue in response to a question from a child that the vatican event on sunday in 2013, his predecessor pope benedict became the first leader of the catholic church to step down in more than 600 years. forget about the record 73 wins. season comes down to tonight for the golden state warriors. they evened out the series on saturday night outscoring the thunder 19-5 in the final five minutes for the 108-101 win. >> it was a great game sated. game seven of the western conference is tonight in oakland. momentum is now on golden state's side. they've come back from a three-games to one deficit. and only lost three times this
season on home court. >> awesome. >> going to talk about cleveland now. we're really excited. >> you love your basketball. >> so the cleveland cavaliers are now waiting that outcome. they finished off the toronto raptors in six games to win the eastern conference title earning them the night off last night. they spent it as did many of us watching "game of thrones." >> yes. so kevin love put his put of himself and teammate iman shump pert on instagram. as you can see like the really big guy in thrones. the cabs would like to wrap the championship up in six games because a seventh game would conflict with a key thrones episode. >> can't do that. >> apparently there were a lot of questions in last night's episode than answers. we should note that the nba finals will be here on abc. >> there's that, too. >> yeah. >> so exciting. coming up, move over donald
trump and hillary clinton. there's another presidential contender in town who will be on the ballot across all 50 states. so could this finally be the year for the libertarian party? >> the man who survived a 70-foot plunge over a water fall. what he's now saying about his incredible and dangerous feat. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by nasocourt.
you see that guy being swept down this water fall? well, he says he was foolish for putting himself in that mess. >> a little bit. >> yep. josh reichert and his wife were celebrating their sfwri by taking a hike in washington state. at some point he decided he wanted to drink from the water in the center of the river because it tastes different. he got caught in the rapids and sent down stream. a shattered heel and some bumps, bruises lauter, said he would never ever do it again.
>> yeah, i bet his wife told him. >> don't do it. >> don't do that. it's a bad idea. taking a fresh political plunge a former governor of new mexico. >> while donald trump celebrates winning the republican nomination, another party selected its nominee. >> easiness de la cuetara. >> everybody please stand and give a round of applause for the nominee for president of the united states, governor gary johnson. >> odds are you've never even heard of gary johnson. sfla gary, gary, gary. >> reporter: but the former two-term governor of new mexico is now officially running for president, not as a republican and not as a democrat but as a libertarian. >> hopefully, this candidacy will potentially dismantle the two-party system. >> reporter: third spraerts often been overlooked in u.s. politics but they're hoping this year might be different. >> there is a real possibility
that we will key achieve major party status in this country. who would have dreamed that that was possible four years ago. >> reporter: they're banking on the fact that donald trump and hillary clinton have the highest unfavorability ratings of any candidate on either side of the aisle in recent history. >> frustrated with the current political system. >> reporter: libertarians believe in liberty and the minimal role of government. they're fiscally conservative but socially liberal. they believe the irs should be abolished but also support gay marriage, abortion, and legalizing marijuana. >> keep republicans out of your bedroom. >> reporter: the party does tract a few quirk kill characters. >> sometimes we need levity in these things. >>. >> reporter: this california delegate goes by the name of star child. he's all about transparency but the convention itself was serious business. johnson faced some tough
competition. they all squared off in a fiery debate covering everything from foreign policy. >> make no mistake if the united states is attacked, we will attack back. >> reporter: to weather drivers licenses should exist. >> you've got people that are blind that would be on the road i think that would actually continue to drive till they hurt somebody. >> reporter: in the end johnson walked away with the nomination. his vice presidential running mate will be former massachusetts governor bill wells. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: the two could wind up being a real spoil they are election. johnson's been polling at 10% in potential match-ups in trump and clinton. >> i think the majority of people in this country are libertarian, it's just they don't know it. >> reporter: they know it's a long shot for them to win the white house but gary johnson says his focus is on making surety party can get on the ballot in all 50 states and they poll well enough to be included
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this morning on "world news now," we have new details in that deadly shooting rampage in houston. >> police searching for answers trying to figure out what set off a shooting spree leaving two people dead. investigators trying to fied out if there's more than one shooter involved. a holiday washout. dangerous wet weather across the country. east coast is facing a tropical deluge with the remnants of bonnie hitting land. a severe front sweeps across texas where floodwaters are forcing evacuations. >> a gorilla shot and killed at a zoo after a 4-year-old climb into the exhibit. we're hearing from eyewitnesss now how it all happened. >> the sweet kiss of victory. real madrid celebrates their huge victory as europe's best soccer club. we'll have the reactions to everything from renaldo's abs to one of the boldest post goal celebrations ever on this monday, memorial day, may 30th.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody on this memorial day. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. let's get right to that shooting spree in houston that left two people dead, several wounded including some law enforcement officers. >> it was a wild scene. police in houston this morning are left with so many questions about this. how many gunmen were involved and why did this start. >> get in your house! >> a peaceful holiday calm shattered by gunfire. police say a man walked into an auto detail shop and shot a male customer dead. 10:15 in the morning, two men armed with guns, one an ar-15 rifle. police say at least one of them opening fire in the streets. blowing out car windows, igniting a gas station. that began a shooting spree that
ended is hundreds of rounds later with the first shooter dead. >> we have eight shooting victims, two constables, two suspects, four citizens. >> reporter: police initially thought they were looking for two suspects. now they're taking a second look at that second man who was wounded in the hospital. one gunman apparently opened fire indiscriminately. one woman shot in her car. this driver narrowly escaping being hit. >> then it went through that seat, then it come back through that seat. >> reporter: five police cars were shot up. this cruiser was hit 21 times. >> we don't know if he was out to you know, target law enforcement and just wait for them to get here. nervous going to shoot people randomly. >> reporter: the gunman even had a military stale ar-15 rifle that he used to put five bullets in a police helicopter. a s.w.a.t. officer ending the mayhem. >> the only officer who fired a weapon was the s.w.a.t. officer who fatally struck the shooter. >> reporter: police now searching for a motive.
>> one police officer was slightly wounded in the hand. another's life was likely saved by the metal breast plates he had inserted in his protective vest. there is also a fire at a gas station believed to have been started by the gunfire. record rainfall is pounding central and southeastern texas, triggering deadly widespread flooding. authorities say six people have died so far related to the storms. with more coming today, mandatory evacuations are under way. memorial day events have been canceled across the area and authorities warning residents to brace for much more flash flooding. bonnie is also spinning over the carolinas dumping about 8 inches of rain there. much of interstate 59 pass been underwater backing up traffic for hours. some drivers took their chances with alternate routes but they also found flooding as high as six feet in some spots.
>> we saw one car going through it. the guy came back and said water got in his car and there was a fish in his car. more heavy rain, wind, rough surf and flooding are also coming today expanding into the northeast along the i-95 corridor. the numbers are staggering. and reaching some big levels as the bodies of moremy grans are recovered from ship wrecks in the mediterranean. it's now believed that more than 700 people have been killed in three separate wrecks since wednesday. survivors as well as bodies of the dead arrived yesterday in southern italy. most of the migrants are believed to be from sub-saharan africa. >> >> a teenager is recovering after being bitten by a shark off the coast of north florida. the boy was on a surfboard with his father when the shark swam up and bit him on the calf. rescuers say judging by the size of the bite the shark was about five feet long. the beach was closed for about hour. in southern california, investigators are trying to figure out if a shark bite is to
blame for another's injury. lifeguards at newport beach found a woman bleeding heavily with large bite marks on upper torso and shoulder. there had been no reports of sharks in the area. the beach is now closed at least till morning. let's go to the growing controversy over the shooting of a gorilla at the cincinnati zoo. the animal was killed over the weekend after a 4-year-old boy somehow fell in the gorilla enclosure. the zoo's dangerous animal response team shot the 17-year-old ape named harambe because they feared for the boy's life. one witness says that is might have been an overreaction. >> he wasn't harming the child. it seemed the gorilla was scared, as well. it started getting louder. that's when the gorilla ran with the child. in the water. >> peta blames the zoo saying there should have been a secondary barrier between humans and the animals.
the boy's mother wrote "society is quick to judge. she keeps a tight watch on her kids and accidents is happen." according to the boy's family, he's back home and he's doing fine. now to politics. donald trump is using the memorial day weekend to make a draekt appeal to veterans. he addressed the rolling thunder motorcycle group in front of the lincoln memorial repeating the claim the u.s. often gives illegal immigrants better care than military veterans. abc's devin dwyer has more. >> reporter: rolling thunder rumbling through the nation's capital. >> i will say, no matter where i go, rolling thunder. look at all these bikers. do we love the bikers? yes. >> reporter: trump, who got five deferments during the vietnam war, paying tribute to those american who's did serve. >> we're going to take care of our veterans. we just raised almost $6 million for the vets. >> reporter: but trump's appearance at an event honoring prisoners of war was a stark contrast with his famous comments about former p.o.w. senator john mccain. >> he's not a war hero.
he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured. okay? >> reporter: those words still not sitting well with decorated veteran bob dole, the only former republican nominee to endorse trump. >> i am going to try to get trump to issue an apology. >> reporter: but many members of the veteran community we met sheer say they give trump a pass. what they like most about trump is that he speaks his mind. >> i like the fact that mr. trump speaks the truth. let the chips fall where they may. >> reporter: trump now calls mccain a good man, but in an interview earlier this month said he has no regrets about his original comments. >> i like john mccain and john mccain is a hero. there are many people that like what i said. after i said that, my poll numbers went up seven points. >> reporter: donald trump said he'll hold a press conference on tuesday to finally reveal the names of the veterans groups who will receive money from his fund-raiser back in january. devin dwyer, abc news,
washington. >> bernie sanders is still crisscrossing california after failing to oust two hillary clinton supporters from leadership positions. he asked the dnc to remove dannel malloy and former congress men barney frank as coshares of two committees claiming they were biases. the party said they found no grounds to remove him. the libertarian is hoping to offer a viable alternative to donald trump and perhaps electric. the libertarians officially nominated gary johnson for president. johnson got just 1% of the vote when he ran against president obama and mitt romney in 2012. this time the party is hoping that high unfavorability ratings for trump and clinton will work in their favor. >> a manhunt is under way in mexico after a soccer star was kidnapped over the weekend. alan pulido was abducted after leaving a party on saturday night. it happened near his hometown ofcy you dad victoria.
the area is known for battles between rival drug gangs. there's no word what may have led to the kidnapping. > the auto racing world is still talking about the stunner indy. a rookie run ong empty adds his name to the list of men to win the greatest spectacle in racing. abc's lindsay czarniak recaps the 100th indy 500. >> the winner of the 100 running of the indianapolis 500. >> the winner, alexander rossi. >> reporter: 24-year-old alexander rossi came out of nowhere. a year ago, he was a part-time driver in a different racing series in europe. he made himself a household name in front of a record crowd of 350,000. the drama started early. defending champion john pablo montoya losing control on lap 64. he was okay, but his day was done before it could ever get going.
the rest of the filed tied throughout but while the rest of the field will to make pit stops for you'll, he took a massive gamble. he knew he didn't have enough. but managed to conserve what he needed to coast across the finish line on fumes. and managed to win the indy 500. he has only been driving indy cars for three months. now, he's won the indianapolis 500. lynn say czarniak at indianapolis motor speedway. >> wow. >> three months. >> just imagine his future then. >> maybe i can do this. >> exactly. no. >> no? all right. in soccer, ain't no party like a real madrid party. >> 30,000 people filled the streets of the spanish capital at 6:00 a.m. to celebrate the club's 11th uefa league title. they beat city rival madrid in thrilling penalty kick shoot-out. fantastic. okay. so the match it did have its moments for losing club. at least for one player. jannik scoring, celebrating
after scoring his side's goal by well, scoring. yeah. he runs to the stands for a little pda. >> hey now. >> get a room, fellow. by the way, the young lady is not some random. she's his girlfriend. >> could have been a lot more interesting if she was a random fan. >> it would be great. just be a typical night for a soccer player. >> it was a great game. i watched. the winning goal went to cristiano renaldo. he celebrated by taking his shirt off. >> which is tradition for him. >> not many people are complaining. >> he might have a six-pack ab or something. >> just a few. coming up, we have an extreme case of falling asleep in class. >> but first on this memorial day, the shocking crime taking place on hallowed ground. civil war battlefields being dug up for their buried treasure. but this is no case of finders keepers. >> also ahead, the alarming story of a group of women
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restroom. one of them caught up with her in the ladies room supply found her and just said, hey, i know this is weird but we saw that guy you're with put something in your drink. >> the restaurant surveillance video allegedly confirmed that. the restaurant manager then called police and he was arrested. the three good samaritans post aid charlie's angel style photo on facebook with the warning don't roofie someone on our watch. >> very lucky there. we'll turn to a very different sort of crime just south of richmo richmond, virginia, on in memorial day where a civil bar war battlefield has been looted by thieves. >> the scavengers are accused of digging up relics. >> reporter: the sacred ground a scene after a brains looting. the civil war battlefield in virginia, often used to honor the sacrifice made by the soldiers who died there, now desecrated. >> we had a report of finding a number of holes in the battlefield. >> reporter: investigators
saying thieves likely used metal detectors and shovels to dig up civil war relics in the dark of night. >> belt buckles, buttons, possibly guns, ammunition. >> reporter: visitors paying their respects this memorial day weekend were shocked. >> i was very upset and heartbroken. >> reporter: the national park service telling abc news money is the big motivator. on ebay we found these civil war relics for sale, said to be recovered in central virginia. and these rubber overshoes found at gettysburg. but for some, the theft at petersburg is personal. >> they don't want to see items that belong to their ancestors stolen. and it's just disrespectful. >> reporter: stealing from a park like petersburg is a federal crime. violators can be punished with up to $20,000 in fines and two years in prison. officials here are hoping someone saw something and comes forward. karen travers, abc news, petersburg, virginia marked
graves were not disturbed. come up, a bus driver caught on video. this bus driver appearing to multitask between watching the road and glancing at video on his cell phone on one of america's busiest interstates. what happened after he eventually pulled over. >> first see the speech that stole the show on graduation day at harvard. and why it's now going viral. you're watching "world news now."
harvard university. and the guy became an overnight viral superstar. >> some are calling it one of the most powerful graduation speeches ever. abc's kayna whitworth shows us why. >> class of 2016, this is your address and this is your day. >> he's the graduation speaker skyrocketing to fame. >> our stories are the ladders that makes it easier for to us touch the stars. so climb. >> reporter: for his harvard graduate school of education speech, donovan livingston says he turned to spoken word style poetry to perk up the audience and inspire them, as well. the north carolina native's performance soaring on social media with over 9 million views and at least 200,000 shares. >> wake up every chide so they know of their sell lettial potential. i've been in a black hole in the classroom for far too long absorbing everything. those days are done. i belong among the stars and so do you. >> reporter: his poem "liftoff"
even touching celebrities and presidential hopefuls. hillary clinton posting it's young graduates like you who make it clear america's best days are still ahead. justin timberlake sharing you don't feel inspired? here you go. >> it's quite a humbling experience anytime a presidential candidate likes what you're doing. i had no idea it would turn into something liking this. >> together we can inspire gal axes of greatness for generations to come so no, no, sky is not the limit. it is only the beginning. lift off. >> preach. >> i wonder how long it took him to prepare that. it's hard enough to prepare a regular speech let alone to write a poe xwrem like this. >> it was inspiring and thrilling. it's racked up some 10 million views. >> i'm sure however much work he put into it, he's pretty glad he did. >> come up, the hazards of late
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okay. so time now for "the mix." we showed you that student from harvard who just was a beautiful example of a prized student there. then you have this. kid professor's going about a lecture at the university of washington when this happens. >> you did you see what happened there? that kid had fallen asleep. >> then he just walked out of class. >> he just walked out. then his friends all laugh. he had fall and sleep back there. probably before the class start and then fell down and then without business had a beat, he was like oh, i woke up like this. and walked out. >> i think i can watch that video a million times.
>> it's pretty great. >> future valedictorian. so getting up is difficult especially for the insomniacs out there. this might make it a little easier. this is an alarm clock that doubles as a coffeemaker. no need to hit snooze. set it at night with the water or tea, whatever you like. it wakes you up in the morning with bottled water and the smell of a fresh brew. you can put milk, sugar and every morning you can wake up to a fresh cup of coffee. >> i wonder if you can have it at night just pour fresh borbon. >> makes it pretty dangerous if you try to hit the snooze button. that's another way to wake up. >> that's a great idea. i like it. now i want to take you to this baseball game. it's called bark in the park. you can bring your dog to watch the game. however, there was one dog in the stands that apparently had no interest in the game at a seattle mariners game. a fan posted this picture. he said the dog spent the entire
time just looking at his. >> staring, drooling. if one fry got pounced, that dog would pounce. >> i love the hungry eyes. >> no interest in the game what soever. >> not at all. so speaking of baseball, baseball theme mix here this morning. in cleveland, they don't have a lot to cheer about when it comes to their baseball team, but over the weekend, it was $2 beer night. and so some inventive fans came up with this. the beer pyramid. the beerramid. 11 cans. >> you got to love when you're sitting at a game and everyone is just busy building beer pyramids instead of watching an the game. >> the team lost the game. >> the dog's watching the food while the fans are watching the cans instead. >> only one guy drank all of that. >> no. >> i wonder about the end. they
this morning on "world news now," deadly flooding. heavy rain continuing to pound texas taking at least six people's lives. while across the east, rain there dampening the holiday and setting the stage for a messy travel home. the full forecast just ahead. in the race for the white house, donald trump is hoping to win the veteran vote, holding a rally with rolling thunder in the nation's capital. but will his past actions and comments trip him up? an. >> and new this half hour, flying through history. >> check out this winged suit daredevil soar through the great wall of china and find out why he says it's one of his easier stunts. >> and what his estranged wife is now alleging that got her a temporary restraining order. johnny depp that is. that story ahead in "the skinny." it's monday, may 30th.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this holiday, everyone. we're going to get started with that deadly situation in the midwest. the record rainfall over this holiday weekend, it has turned deadly, killing six people in massive flooding that is swamping central and southeastern texas. >> people are stuck indoors looking out at scenes like this. gusting winds, blowing sheets of rain sideways. even some hailstones accumulating on the lawn there. anyone who happened to be around the airport in lubbock, texas, saw this a giant wall of dust, dirt and debris known as a haboob swirling overhead. . >> the system has aced up a little bit but managed to dump about eight inches of rain and that sparked plenty of flooding. a major section of interstate 95 was also shut down backing up track for several hours.
>> unfortunately, bonnie is bringing more rain to the carolinas today. potentially another six inches. abc's eva pilgrim reports from the south carolina. >> extreme weather pummeling northern texas. no relief in texas after almost 20 inches of rain forced evacuations, driving families from their homes near houston. the swollen bravos river, seen here from space, now expected to crest over 53 feet. >> i didn't know it was going to come up this fast. >> reporter: at least five dead and three still missing, including an 11-year-old boy in kansas. search teams recovering the body of darren mitchell, a national guardsman who posted this chilling photo on facebook just minutes before his truck was swept away. >> it disappeared. once it flipped, you didn't see tires, truck, nothing. it just tumbled over. >> reporter: out east, it was tropical storm bonnie lashing the coast. eight inches of rain submerging cars and making for a dangerous drive along i-95.
the biggest worry now, rip currents from florida to north carolina where one swimmer was rescued, but another is still missing. >> if you allow yourself to float out of it, then you'll be able to take the long shore current to the side and swim in. >> reporter: it is still dangerous out there. as for all that rain, it is now moving north, dampening a lot of holiday plans along the way. eva pilgrim, abc news, charleston, south carolina. >> the difficult weather will create new trouble spots later today. >> the full holiday forecast now from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> good morning to you, as well, diane, kendis. we have downpours that will stay very rampant throughout boston, new york, down towards d.c. as well as richmond with the front that's going to push through. this tropical moisture is bonnie acting up again and creating more concern for widespread scattered showers there. but the big story right now even at this hour, what's happening throughout portions of texas going into oklahoma. the heaviest rain from oklahoma
city to dallas towards houston once again where we don't need it, but it's happening towards corpus christie as well as san antonio. with the flooding, we're expecting the chance of tornadoes in the area. flash flooding, that actually causes more deaths as far as severe weather occurrences are concerned than anything else throughout the year. that's the biggest concern. diane, kendis. >> all right, paul. thank you. donald trump is vowing to rebuild the military and overhaul the va. he spoke at a rolling thunder event in washington telling the bikers that vets are being mistreated. many vets say they would vote for trump even though he refused to apologize for saying senator john mccain is a war hero because he was captured. trump expressed disappointment in the size of the crowd which didn't fill up the allotted space and he claimed there were 600,000 people waying to get in. >> i thought this would be like dr. martin luther king where the people would be lined up from here all the way to the washington monument. right? unfortunately, they don't allow them to come in.
>> trump had been under fire for not immediately distributing $6 million that he claimed to have raised for veterans. he's holding a news conference tomorrow to announce the name of the charities that will get the money. there are still many unanswered questions after a wild shooting spree in houston yesterday morning. a man walked into an auto repair shop in an upscale neighborhood and shot a customer dead. many more shots were fired after that and more customers injured before a s.w.a.t. officer finally killed the gunman. one of those injured was also armed. at this point, the role of that person is not known. police have been interviewing him at the hospital. >> it's a confusing case. >> now to this new video this morning in the fight against isis in iraq. the video was released by the defense ministry there purportedly showing fighter jets carrying out air strikes on isis hideouts in an iraqi province.
it's not clear when they were carried out. a new york state corrections officer remains in hospital after a package at his home exploded in his hands. it happened sunday morning in the central new york town of floyd. the 52-year-old officer suffered severe burns to his arms and hands. federal, state, and local investigators are trying to figure out if the blast is connected to the officer's job. the gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo remains closed this morning following the weekend shooting of a gorilla inside the enclosure. zoo officials made that decision to kill the animal in order to ensure the safety of a child. abc's marci gonzales reports from cincinnati. >> oh, my god! >> okay, everybody back up. >> reporter: a young boy recovering after coming face to face with a 400-pound gorilla. >> mommy loves you. i'm right here. >> reporter: for more than ten minutes, onlookers, including the boy's mother, watch in horror after authorities say the 4-year-old crawled through a barrier at the cincinnati zoo's gorilla exhibit saturday making his way through the bushes and plunging ten feet into the moat below.
>> a child has fallen into the gorilla cage. >> reporter: you can see the gorilla's left arm make contact with the boy seated in that shallow water. the boy scoots back. the gorilla seemingly sweelifts up, then sweeps him across the water. >> the gorilla rushed the boy, but did not hit the boy. at the almost was guarding the boy, was protecting him. >> reporter: with the animal holding the boy between his legs, a zoo worker takes aim. shooting and killing the endangered 17-year-old silverback gorilla named harambe. rescuers rushing in, pulling the boy to safety. while the rest of the zoo is opened, the gorilla exhibit is closed. people have been coming by here all day, leaving flowers in in honor of harambe. protesters outside of the zoo questioning why the worker didn't instead use a tranquilizer. >> he was in an agitated
situation which the male was it may take quite awhile for the fran quillizer to take effect. >> reporter: the family releasing a statement, saying we extend our heartfelt thanks to the cincinnati staff, we know it was a difficult decision for them. the family also saying the boy is now home from the hospital and in their words, doing just fine. marci gonzalez, abc news, cincinnati. nasa is pumped up about the newest addition to the international space station. the new module was installed by inflating it. if it passes all the tests in the coming week, one of the astronauts will move into that 13 x 10 1/2 room. deflated modules take up less room aboard the spaceship which could be important to that first trip to mars. maybe they could figure out how to do that in new york city. that would create an entire apartment. it would be a good idea. so wingsuit stuntman jeb corliss has defied gravity again this time at the great, oh, my god, wall of china. the human arrow dropped 6,000 feet from a helicopter and then soared through a paper target on the great wall. >> wow. >> wow.
corliss says this was one of the safer of his string of wingsuit stunts. it was all about precision. he says he's done with the death defying stuff for now. >> how do you practice that? >> yeah. >> i mean, hitting a target? >> i mean, do you think he got a paper cut? >> i am impressed. >> there are many spectacles happening this weekend besides parades and barbecues. >> there's this one. this is in key west. boats held together by duct tape intentionally competed in the scooter wharf minimal regatta. each six-member team was given a single sheet of plywood, 2 x 4s and a roll of tape. >> that guy doesn't look like he's doing so well. >> familiar faces in the red, white, and blue. >> the goal to stay afloat while navigating a short course. apparently each boat has to have a "designated passenger." >> there's a short course they
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>> that was his teammate. his bike went in the middle and then it looks like the fuel tank blew up. >> there's a reason we call this section impact video. a wild explosion caught on camera during a race. one motocross rider spun out. another ran over his bike's gas tank. then you see the fireball as a result. amazingly, there were no major injuries and eventually, the race in spain was restarted with all of the riders except for the one who spun out. believe it or not, here's the shocker, his bike was ruined. >> you think? and we've been reporting on the dangers of distracted driving. this one might take it to another level. this is a video of something someone saw their bus driver doing. >> yeah. that bus driver was apparently watching a video on his cell phone while speeding along one of the busiest and most congested stretches of highway in the country. here's abc's lauren lyster.
>> reporter: caught in the act. this bus driver appearing to alternate between watching the road and glancing at a video on his smartphone, around a dozen times in under two minutes. all while driving passengers down a busy interstate from the washington, d.c., area to new york city. this video, taken by a nervous rider, is far from the first. just this week, a student in illinois catching a high school bus driver allegedly texting. >> why would you be texting with driving with students on the bus? it's not right. >> reporter: a furious passenger last summer filming this limo bus driver testing on a new york highway. >> i couldn't believe that a man that had 45 lives in his hands would do something this serious. >> reporter: and here, another school bus driver caught talking on his cell phone, enraging the student's father. >> we know from last year it cost some lives. i don't want my daughter to be one of them. >> reporter: the concern is warranted. close to 3,200 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2014, another 431,000 injured.
despite those dangers, researchers say the number of people using mobile devices behind the wheel hasn't declined over the last six years. in the latest case, the passengers on that bus from the d.c. area made it safely to new york. as for the driver, he's been fired. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. my husband when he was taking his road test, one of his instructors not when i was taking his road test, when he was getting driving lessons. he kept saying look at this video of me playing the harmonica. >> i know people will do anything they can to catch the latest episode of "game of thrones." you don't have to go to that length. jon snow is alive. >> zarngs stuff. you do not want to see anybody behind the wheel doing that. when we come back, the deepening troubles for johnny depp. >> and melissa mccarthy is saying to the online haters of her upcoming film "ghostbusters." we'll tell you what. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stat
pulling in just over $28 million in the weekend at the box office. it comes in another blow of the breakdown of the 52-year-old actor's marriage. days after filing divorce, depp's wife actress amber heard has been temporarily granted a restraining order against depp after submitting photographs that shows her with a bruised face claiming domestic abuse. >> a number of those close to depp are coming to his defense including his daughter. his former partner and mother of their two kids vanessa paradis. >> comic mick doug stanhope coming to his against in this explosive op-ed yesterday in the wrap. >> they separated after 15 months of marriage last sunday with her filing divorce papers next monday. it's been dubbed the most disliked trailer in the history of youtube. now "ghostbusters" star me >> but now in an interview with "the guardian" mccarthy brushed
off the criticism saying they're just spewing hate into this fake world of the internet. i just hope they find a friend. >> so the flack has been even more pronounced than for the average reboot. many believe because ghostbusters marks the first major film to get a female centric -- it hits theaters on july 15th. >> the cast is so good. i don't understand how it could be bad. >> the writing. > maybe. >> next to the heated speculation over another major film franchise. >> the outgoing director of the last two the james bond films sam mendes says the replacement for daniel craig will be an unexpected candidate. mendes says the choice will be left solely in the hands of the franchise's producer, barbara broccoli. >> i believe so. >> among the odds-on favorites have been english actor tom hiddleston, that would be my favorite. idris elba of "the wire." >> my favorite. >> and "luther" and "mandela" and "long walk to freedom." he's had a few movies. damian lewis of "homeland" and "band of brothers."
>> but wait. let's just throw this out there. how about a female bond? jillian anderson shared this mock-up movie poster on twitter. saying she doesn't know who made it, but she loves it. >> is she american? does she have an accent? all right. it would be great to have a female bond so that we can be -- >> she's american. >> the bond guys. bond boys. >> did you just make me a bond girl? >> no, i'm a bond boy. >> finally, kendis here had a bit of news of his own. >> i'm going to pick this up off the floor. flew out to chicago to go see one beyonce. >> nbd. >> no big deal. we're friends from way back when. during her concert, this happened. this is on the first night there in chicago soldier field. beyonce spots jennifer hudson in the crowd and smiles, waves and mouths the words i love you. >> what did she say when she saw you? >> she said security. >> hudson posted the video on instagram saying i love you back.
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♪ well, on this memorial day, we're going to honor all those american servicemen and women who gave their lives for this country across two centuries of wars. >> this morning, we're remembering one man in particular who preserved the lives of countless combat s.e.a.l. teams during the vietnam war. here's abc's bob woodruff. >> reporter: it was a dangerous war in vietnam. a foreign land where american soldiers badly needed translators. from 1967 to 1971, nguyen hoang minh was the combat interpreter for every s.e.a.l. team in the mekong delta. >> those s.e.a.l. teams were the most effective s.e.a.l. teams in vietnam prime airline because of his influence. >> reporter: when the u.s.
mulled out of vietnam, he disappeared. no word of him for over 40 years assumed dead till patrol boat officer tom donovan found him in 2006. >> he looks at me. this big smile breaks out. that was a thing that identified him the most. he always had this big grin on his face. >> reporter: in vietnam, i got the chance to hear his remarkable story. >> this is beautiful out here. >> minh spent almost 2 1/2 years in a prison camp. >> when i got out of the prisoner camp, i am -- i have no food. no anything. >> reporter: how the s.e.a.l.s who fought by his side built him a new house. >> my bedroom. my bedroom. >> reporter: they're also giving him $300 a month for life. what will your life be like if the s.e.a.l.s did not find you? >> i would be dead. for a long time. >> reporter: in 2013, they flew him to florida to reunite with his platoon, seen here in the
documentary "a bond unbroken, the why of minh." >> hey, you're getting old. >> you're a hell of a man. >> yeah. >> god bless you. >> reporter: before the seals generosity, he was too poor to send his children to college. now his granddaughter is a freshman at the ho chi minh university of science. her dream, she told me, is to become a pharmacist. interpreters like minh are often the unsung heros of war but in minh's case, the s.e.a.l.s will always remember his contribution. >> to our friendship. >> reporter: i'm bob woodruff in vietnam. >> such a great story there. so the president tomorrow obviously has a lot on his calendar, as well. he hosts a memorial day breakfast at the white house. then the laying of the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier, followed by remarks to members of the services. >> it is always a poignant moment to see that take place there at arlington. i've seen it in person. it really is a moving tribute. >> supposed to be from 11 p?p?o?gv
making news in america this morning -- the search for answers after a deadly shooting in houston. gunmen took lives, opened fire on a police car, even a helicopter. now the hunt is on for a motive. a soaked holiday for millions of americans from texas to new england. rain causing record-setting floods as the remnants come up the eastern seaboard. the forecast coming up it was a frightening turned deadly scene inside a gorilla enclosure, a child fell in right next to the gorilla. the growing controversy over how the zoo handled it the world famous dare devil's latest feat. his wild ride ahead.