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making news in america this morning, what's left of hurricane nate moves inland drenching a third of the country. the storm causing damage, flooding and power outages along the gulf coast. >> something like a train just like an m track train. >> and bob corker fires back after being slammed by the president, the top senate republican is now saying the president treats his office like a reality show. meanwhile, the vice president leaves an nfl game minutes after the national anthem. we're live in washington with the details. breaking overnight lights along the famous las vegas strip going dark exactly one week after the shooting rampage. the victims reremembered. investigators returning to gunman's house in their search for answers into his mental health. a very close call on the highway.
wait until you see where this bus winds up. the actress and the warlord. the strange real-life plot to u use angelina jolie to nab one of the world's most wanted men. >> we do say good morning, everyone, on this monday. it is set to be a messy commute for millions of americans as what's left of hurricane nate drenches more than 20 states. >> it's now moving out of the south and midwest bringing rain and wind to the northeast. mostly away from the coast. >> the storm made landfall twice this weekend leaving behind a mess along the gulf coast. the heavy rain caused flooding inside the region's casinos and businesses and knocked down power lines and damaged several homes. >> it washed boats ashore and damages bridges and boat docks. u.s. 90 along the coast was closed until the sand covering it could be removed. but the good news is there were no deaths or serious injuries
reported. >> this was the first hurricane to hit mississippi since hurricane katrina. in the meantime, accuweather's paul williams has more on the storm track. >> good morning, kendis, diane. as we take a look at what we're expecting to thursday we're looking for heavy to extreme rainfall throughout portions of the carolinas down the deep south but i see reaching to moderate to heavy showers throughout the northeast. nate will bring scattered showers throughout the entire northeast. although it's going to bring much needed rain watching out for flooding, slippery in spots. traffic will be a monitor throughout the northeast and mid-atlantic. kendis, diane. >> if paul williams says it will be a monster it will. thank you. major headlines out of washington. the vice president's early departure from an nfl game in just a moment. >> first to the explosive comments about the president from a fellow republican. senator bob corker says president trump could lead the country into world war ii. abc's arlette saenz has details live from washington.
strong words, arlette, especially from someone from his party. >> reporter: totally, kendis and diane. for political junkies this is the ultimate political smackdown. the pres a republican war of words erupting pitting tennessee senator bob corker against president trump. in an interview with "the new york times" corker slammed the president saying he treats his office like a reality show and could set the country on the path to world war iii. corker, the powerful chair of the senate foreign relations committee said, quote, in several instances he's hurt us as it reels to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out and he didn't stop there. the senator added, quote, i know for a fact that every single day at the white house it's a situation of trying to contain him. that extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party capped off a day of in-fighting
not often seen in public. last week corker who recently said he won't seek re-election made this jab. >> secretary tillerson, secretary mattis and chief of staff kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos. >> reporter: the president lashed out sunday in a barrage of tweets. senator bob corker begged me to endorse him for re-election in tennessee. i said no and he dropped out. said he could not win without my endorsement. hence, i would fully expect corker to be a negative voice and tan in the way of our great agenda. didn't have the guts to run. the tennessee republican disputed those claims and fired back. it's a shame the white house has become an adult day-care center. someone obviously missed their shift this morning. this comes at a tricky time for the president's agenda. senator corker will be a key vote on tax reform and the president needs his help when it comes to the iran nuclear deal. diane and kendis, we'll have to see whether attacks complicate things for president trump?
and have to see what the president says as of 6:00 a.m. >> thanks, arlette. vice president mike pence reignited the feud with the nfl. pence traveled to his home state of indiana to to see the colts play the 49ers but left early after several san francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. pence tweeted that he would not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, flag or anthem. president trump then tweeted that he had asked pence to walk o out. critics say it was a publicity stu stunt. >> president trump is seeking in exchange for d.r.e.a.m.ers and ended the daca program and gave lawmakers until march to fix it. now he says any reforms to that program must be coupled with full funding for the border wall and overhaul of the green card system and a series of other demands. >> leaders chuck schumer and
nancy pelosi slammed the list as going far beyond what is reasonable. they had recently had dinner with the president and announced they had reached a deal on daca that did not include the border wall. in the meantime, the president has yet to explain his tweet that stated only one thing will work with north korea, but a top aide says there's no misunderstanding about the president's words. white house budget director mulvaney says the president is clearly saying that military options are absolutely on the table. las vegas has marked exactly one week since the horrific shooting rampage with tributes to those killed. hundreds gathered last night for a candlelight vigil where the names of all 58 victims were read outloud. the bright lights of the famed welcome sign and marquee signs went dark symbolizing the length of the shooting for ten minutes. the gunman's brother is now in nevada talking to the fbi. this as investigators conduct another search and share some
disturbing details about the shooter's mental state. here's abc's kenneth moton. >> reporter: the fbi back at the mesquite home of killer stephen paddock. authorities say the new search warranted executed after interviews with the gunman's girlfriend marilou danley. sources reveal investigators increasingly believe paddock had severe psychiatric illness likely undiagnosed describing paddock as standoffish, disconnected and anti-social. new chilling details about that note found next to paddock's mandalay bay perch. officials say it contained handwritten numbers for wind, trajectory and distance to maximize his shots and kills. one of the first responders t l telling "60 minutes" about the note. >> the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet would be for the crowd. so he had had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there. >> reporter: authorities are interviewing people like reno card dealer scott armstrong who says he came face-to-face with
paddock two months ago. >> he said he was terribly depressed and that his life was miserable. >> reporter: investigators are focused on paddock's final days that included hours of gambling and hiring a prostitute focused on september and october 2016 when paddock started to build his arsenal, buy more than 30 guns. >> he didn't talk to anybody. that's the scary thing about this shooter. >> reporter: kenneth moton, abc news, las vegas. we'll move on and take a look at your weather. what was hurricane nate spawned possible tornadoes as it moves across the carolinas. this one near polkville, north carolina and damaged some homes. the county fair was evacuated and behind the recommend naventss of the hurricane will be summerlike temperatures. new orleans will top out at 86. memphis will reach 90. the high in atlanta will be 80 but it will also be 80 in chicago. that's 15 degrees above normal.
it'll be much cooler in the northern plains with denver facing snow and a high of 34. coming up the controversial ad that has a brand admitting it missed the mark. plus, new images from puerto rico overnight, more than two weeks after hurricane maria struck. a tornado of fire as one country deals with some of the worst wildfires ever. ♪ music
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customers have electricity. black lives matter activists gathered in salt lake city to protest the clearing of a white officer in the shooting of a black man. patrick harmon tried to run from officer as tempting to arrest him for several felony warrants and prosecutors say clinton fox opened fire after harmon turned to lunge at the officers with a knife. prosecutors say the use of force was justified. officer fox remains on modified duty pending an internal investigation. bowe bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to avoid a trial over desertion and misbehavior. he would held captive by the taliban for five years after walking away from his post in afghanistan. he was freed in a prisoner swap three years ago. the 31-year-old faces life in prison and a dishonorable discharge. we're also learning three men do face life in prison for an alleged isis-even inspired terror plot against new york city. two are only 19.
they planned coordinated attacks in various locations and the fbi seized bombmaking materials and marked up subway maps. they were arrested a year ago but they're only unsealing details now. facing a public outcry over what many call a racist ad, dove body wash showed a black man shedding a brown t-:30 revealing a t-:30 that reveries an asian woman. dove is now apologizing saying they missed the mark in representing women of color. a dove spokeswoman said it was intended as a celebration of diversity. when we come back two of the nfl's biggest stars suffering serious injuries on the field. and the man who jumped onto the front of a bus, hear what he was demanding and what the driver did not want to do.
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>> hello everyone, and good morning 4:27 a.m., coming up on "action news," hurricane nate has fizzled to a tropical depression and arriving in our area. an emergency meeting is set tonight in a south jersey school district that's dealing with a mold problem. president trump and a powerful republican senator spar on twitter. carson wentz makes history for the eagles who are in the drivers seat nfc east. highlights of the big win over the cardinals, panthers on thursday, coming up on "action news" next. e officer in wisconsin saving the life of a little boy. she did it not with her
police training but by giving of herself. literally. here's abc's gloria riviera with the story. >> reporter: desperate and out of options 9-year-old jackson's mom took to social media to find her son a kidney. >> it was horrible. it was absolutely horrible. i can't help him. >> reporter: kristi goll never knowing a police officer would answer the call for help. all because of her message on facebook. please contact me, she posted if you would be interested in being a living kidney donor. officer lindsay bitorff was a perfect match. >> we'll save a kid's life. here we go. this kid, this little boy is like my own son now. i just love this little boy with everything. >> reporter: the officer delivering the emotional news in person. >> i took an oath to serve and protect and now my kidney will serve and protect you. >> hugged a lot and cried a lot and it was just a pretty amazing moment. >> reporter: more than 116,000
americans are waiting for a donor. jacks jackson's transplant went smoothly but collapsed lungs and pneumonia came next. jackson pulled through. now ready to start fourth grade, jackson calls officer bitorff his here mom. >> you have my kidney now. we're not shy people. >> they have this scar to prove it. >> my mom told me it takes a chi village to raise a child. >> say, kidney. >> kidney. >> reporter: gloria rivera, abc news. >> thanks to gloria for bringing that. the mom and officer didn't know each other before this whole incident and before this encounter and now they text daily. >> an incredible act of generosity there. that's what's making news in america this morning. do stick around for "good morning america" on this monday. have a great monday, everybody. >> good morning it is
4:30 a.m., monday, october 9. >> here's what we're following on "action news," a messy monday, storm tracker 6 live shows rain from what was hurricane nate now moving into the area. overnight sad news a nasty collision in south jersey has been fatal. >> a south jersey school district dealing with mold calls an emergency meeting. >> david murphy is off, and karen rogers has the humid details. matt pellman is watching the roads. >> reporter: how was the