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chase. make more of what's yours. good morning, america. breaking overnight, the las vegas shooter's girlfriend returning to the united states met by the fbi at l.a.x. authorities hoping she can help unravel the mystery behind the motive of that mass shooting as dramatic new images emerge. police releasing bodycam footage. >> get back. >> get back. >> first responders on the scene as those shots rain down as we hear new stories of heroism and learn more about the hundreds of victims. president trump set to visit las vegas after his first visit to the devastated people of puerto rico tossing paper towels to hurricane victims, praising the administration's efforts while 93% of the island remains without power. this is what freedom looks like for o.j. simpson, playing
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golf at his home and spending time with one of his daughters, what the nfl hall of famer plans to do after nearly a decade behind bars. and dim the lights. here we go. "american idol" is back. this morning get ready to say hello to lionel richie, crash our party with luke bryan and roar with katy perry, all three judges live together for the first time ever only on "gma." and we do say good morning, america. we have breaking news in the investigation of the las vegas shooting. the killer's girlfriend, marilou danley, returned to the u.s. overnight. >> and brian ross has been reporting all through the night on the search for a motive. investigators digging into what they call the descent into
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madness. as we have new images of the arsenal inside that hotel room and police recovered dozens of weapons from the scene. >> that new bodycam footage released capturing the moments of chaos unfolding as officers respond to that frightening gunfire. >> so chilling. we'll begin our coverage with that new video and the latest on the victims. abc's "world news tonight" anchor david muir leads us off from las vegas. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, good morning again, and as you mentioned, that dramatic bodycam footage released overnight. s.w.a.t. teams rushing to get to the gunfire. we also learned about a heroic security guard who made his way to the floor but the suspect inside had cameras an a cart in the hall and and a camera in that peephole, was able to see him coming, and shot him through the door. that guard was still able to tell everyone what floor he was on and where to find the suspect to get him. >> you guys, get down. go that way. get out of here. there are gunshots coming from over there. go that way. go that way.
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>> reporter: for the first time we are seeing the moment las vegas police leapt into action as that hail of automatic fire erupted over the concert here. bodycameras rolling as officers take cover. [ rapid bullet fire ] >> go that way. go that way. go that way. [ sirens ] >> hey, they're shooting right at us, guys. stay down. stay down. >> where is it at? >> north of the mandalay bay coming out of a window. >> north of the mandalay bay. it's coming out of a window. >> stay back. >> reporter: the brave men and women risking their lives to protect the fleeing crowds. >> go, go, go, go. that way, that way. >> reporter: this morning more faces and names of those 58 lives lost in the massacre now revealed. >> everybody involved in the incident from the decedent's standpoint is accounted for and we're waiting to communicate that with their families. >> reporter: we know among the dead rhonda larocque here on a
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family vacation, her husband by her side. her father-in-law taking her 6-year-old daughter back to the hotel just one set before the gunshots erupted. >> he thought she was ducking but she didn't get up. i'll never see my baby girl again. i loved her so much. >> reporter: and sonny melton at the concert with his wife heather, she says she could feel the moment he was shot in the back. >> and we fell to the ground and i was talking to him and he was still breathing at that time, but then he stopped. >> reporter: also emerging the stories of those first responders and everyday people running not away but toward the gunfire. off duty firefighter jesse gomez there with his wife and family. >> she begged me not to go, probably one of the hardest decisions i've ever made, but she knew i had to go. >> reporter: and so many of those injured, more than 100 were brought here to the desert springs medical center.
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we visit sheldon mack at the concert for his 21st birthday. >> it happened so fast and so surreal. i keep seeing it in my mind still and it just haunts me. >> reporter: you see it all playing out still? >> yeah. >> reporter: mckenna perry, just 19. what happened to you? >> i got shot in the left arm and shot through my arm and into my abdomen. >> reporter: she was put in the back of a pickup truck to get her to the hospital. >> my boyfriend had started to help me like he kind of carried me a little bit of the way and then there was this couple that helped us and got us into his truck and then they drove us here. >> reporter: all the way to this hospital? >> yeah, this is the closest one. >> reporter: she says she can't get that night out of her mind. >> i don't know like it still hasn't fully hit me. it is kind of starting to but not fully.
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>> it's hard to even think about. >> i just know that there is a lot of people that had it a lot worse. so it's kind of just like hard to know that there's a lot of people dead from it too. >> reporter: and you know as that surgeon took us from room to room, those young victims, we heard the same thing over and over from them. that the real trauma for them is not the gunshot wound itself, but now thinking about all the people who did not get out alive, and carry that with them, the survivor's guilt we hear in these mass shootings. something very difficult, but it happens nonetheless. >> survivors' guilt. we're hearing some performers are canceling concerts out of respect for the victims and their families.
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rr. >> reporter: that's right. he has canceled three concerts out of respect for the people who were here. jennifer lopez also canceling concerts saying she is simply heartbroken about what happened here. robin? >> all right, david. thank you. as we said the gunman's girlfriend, marilou danley was met by fbi agents when she landed in los angeles last night from the philippines and we have new images from her time in the philippines. you see them right there, of course, investigators want to know from her whether she had any warning about this at all. she is a person of interest in the case. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross here with more. >> reporter: good morning, george. she has quite a story to tell with a portrait emerging of a man descending into madness showing signs of mental illness, crazy eyes, losing weight, a decline in his physical appearance according to one person briefed on the new findings, jealous of his girlfriend's ex. her family saying he sent her away so she wouldn't get in the way of his plans. a major step forward in the investigation this morning. as the shooter's girlfriend arrived in los angeles overnight
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on a flight from the philippines. marilou danley was stephen paddock's girlfriend for at least three years with him up until just two weeks before the shooting. >> she had to know he had some kind of mental health issue, some type of stress in his life. she had to know that was going on. >> reporter: authorities now label her as central to the investigation after first dismissing the possibility she played any role. >> currently she's a person of interest. >> reporter: especially after the discovery by police of so many weapons, so much ammunition and explosives at the home they shared in mesquite, nevada. >> how could she not know what was going on in her own house with these weapons? she had to know something at the very least question him as to where are these weapons coming from? why do you have all these weapons? >> reporter: danley's sister spoke to australian tv station with their faces blurred and say she had no idea of paddock's plans. >> he sent her away so that he can plan what he is planning without interruptions.
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in that sense i thank him for sparing my sister's life but that won't be to compensate the 59 people's lives. >> even though she's going to the philippines until steve said, marilou, i found you a cheap ticket to the philippines. >> reporter: according to documents obtained by abc news danley who uses an australian passport, traveled to her home country, the philippines, two weeks before the shooting on september 15th. paddock actually visited her family in the philippines four years ago and one of them posted these photos on facebook. u.s. officials also want to know from the girlfriend why paddock began to transfer tens of thousands of dollars to someone in the philippines prior to the shooting. >> we've got a lot of questions, i can tell you that. >> reporter: according to relatives danley apparently met paddock at this hotel casino in reno where she worked as a hostess to entertain high rollers like paddock. employees at this bar in mesquite and former neighbors say the couple were regulars playing video poker and the
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slots as they downed beer and shots of tequila. >> they were professional gamblers and that's what they did for a living. >> reporter: now authorities hope the girlfriend can help solve the mystery with the fbi standing by to get her to las vegas later today. this morning her brother in the philippines told abc news she told her family she has a clean conscience. >> she's still not a suspect. authorities think she may know more about his state but not necessarily involved. >> described only as a person of interest which is a different category. >> okay, brian ross, thanks very much. we have new details on the gunman. authorities recover a total of 47 firearms, including that startling arsenal found in his hotel room. abc's matt gutman is in las vegas with more on that side of the story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin, and that arsenal is just part of the meticulous planning that this shooter had executed. it included those automatic weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and something we have never seen before in a shooting like this, multiple surveillance cameras set up in
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and outside of his room. this morning, glimpse of the sniper's nest where 64-year-old stephen paddock stretched several minutes of shooting into what seemed an endless slaughter. >> we know now that he fired off and on for somewhere between 9 and 11 minutes. we know that the suspect fired over a dozen or so volleys. >> reporter: these new images revealing just a fraction of paddock's total arsenal. >> 47 firearms have been recovered. these firearms were recovered from three different locations. >> reporter: the armory inside that 32nd floor luxury suite including shotguns, pistols and assault rifles. that gray magazine clip you see, able to hold up to 100 bullets. spent casings littering the floor and chillingly stacked like bricks in the corner at least a dozen more magazines. experts tell abc news this image alone shows up to 1,600 rounds. and this morning we learn it was a hotel security guard who may have stopped the slaughter.
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>> he was advancing towards the room when the suspect fired through the door at the security guard and struck him. he was able to provide additional information to the police on exactly which room we were looking at. >> reporter: police say paddock was able to shoot the guard through the door because he saw him coming. this video showing that room service cart and under a plate the shooter hiding a surveillance camera. another set up inside the room. that wounded security guard providing crucial intelligence to s.w.a.t. teams who about an hour later breached that door. >> breach, breach, breach. >> reporter: they found paddock's body splayed next to his guns shuttering himself inside of that hotel room for three days. it was september 28th he checked into this hotel checking in with ten bags. walking right past this sign. he was perched high above the route 91 harvest festival. ♪ waiting until shortly after this
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rendition of "god save america" to open fire. overnight paddock's brother's family releasing this statement. there is just no way to express our shock, devastation and sorrow for all the victims and their families' unimaginable loss. now hotels on the strip increasing security. on monday lines stretching outside the wynn resort as guards screened luggage and scanned visitors with metal detectors. and the nevada gaming control has placed more gaming security guards for added security. for the first time we know what stephen paddock was doing saturday into sunday. he was gambling, spending hours at the high stakes poker slot machines, and then he went upstairs and hours later, perpetrated that attack, robin. >> okay, matt. thank you. >> absolutely, thank you, robin. now to the latest on puerto rico, the governor announcing the death toll has now risen to 34 people killed in the hurricane disaster. president trump and the first
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lady visited the island on tuesday to survey the damage and alex perez has more in san juan, good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, michael. take a look behind me. that's the navy hospital ship comfort with one of the biggest trauma centers in the united states. it arrived as president trump made his first trip to the island since the hurricane. with much of hurricane ravaged puerto rico still struggling to get back on its feet -- >> we cannot drink this water. >> reporter: -- president trump on his first visit here since the storm tossing paper towels to hurricane victims. sitting next to puerto rico's governor, the president made headlines by comparing the death toll from the hurricane to the death toll of katrina. >> if you look at a real catastrophe like katrina and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, what is your death count as of this moment? 17? >> 16. >> 16 people certified. 16 people versus in the
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thousands, you can be very proud. >> reporter: and joking about the cost. >> i hate to tell you, puerto rico, but you're throwing our budget a little out of whack. >> reporter: in the room the mayor of san juan who the president slammed on twitter for saying puerto rico needs more help than it's getting. >> how are you? >> sir. nice to see you. it's all about saving lives. it's not about politics. >> reporter: later calling the presidential visit public relations. >> rather than commander in chief he sort of becomes miscommunicator in chief. >> reporter: the president once again defending his administration's work. >> we've done a fantastic job. this was a very tough one. i say we got an "a" plus in texas. got an "a" plus in florida and may have done our best work here but it hasn't been appreciated. >> reporter: two weeks after the hurricane, 93% of the island remains without power. >> flashlights. you don't need them anymore. you don't need them anymore. >> reporter: just some 15 miles from san juan, donated goods handed out door to door.
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it's the only help aram perez and her family say they have gotten so far. >> it's not like anything we've ever lived. the situations that we're in right now with the water, the food and everything else, it's -- it's crazy. >> reporter: so altogether now, some 13,000 troops and civilians on the ground here trying to get help to those who need it, george. >> okay, alex, thanks very much. president trump going from puerto rico to las vegas today. cecilia vega ahead of him on the scene in las vegas. let's begin with puerto rico. awkward jarring moments yesterday in puerto rico for the president but he's already touting them. >> reporter: yeah, george, he is. take a look at the tweet that the president just sent out. a great day in puerto rico yesterday, while some of the news coverage is fake, most showed great warmth, and friendship. i have to say this isn't just the immediate kbrmedia. those images of the president
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throwing paper towels didn't go over well with many on the island. you heard the president. he says the work his administration has been doing in puerto rico is not being proe t appreciated, george. >> he will touch down in las vegas soon, and he will be with first responders, victims' family as well. you have democrats calling for new controls and republicans saying now is not the time. the president said that as well, but he seems to have opened the door to considering some proposals in the near future. >> reporter: yeah, george. he really did. the president said we'll be talking more about gun laws as time goes on, but senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell says now is not the time to have this debate and politicize this, given the investigation here in las vegas is still going on. before the president left the white house not that long before earlier this morning, he spoke to reporters and he was asked if he knows any more about the shooter. listen to what he has to say. >> we're going to pay our respects and we're going to see the police who have done a
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fantastic job in a short time. they are learning a lot more, and that will be announced at the appropriate time. it's a very, very sad day for me, personally. thank you. >> reporter: and the president and first lady will land here in las vegas, george, in just a couple of hours from now. >> okay, cecilia vega, thanks very much. want to go quickly to ginger. more on that tropical threat. >> two tropical threats but the one near nicaragua is the one we're watching. it could impact parts of the gulf coast as we head into this weekend. your local weather in 30 seconds. first your rainy cities brought to you by "my little pony" rated pg.
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hi there. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. an absolutely stunning autumn day coming at us unless you have allergies. tree pollen is pretty high. signs of summer warmth at the coast and highs slowly relax next week. warmest inland, east bay and the north bay upper 70s to low 80s. mid to upper 70s around the bay to the south bay. 66 to 69 along the coast and san francisco. 40s and 50s under a full moon tonight and a few clouds at the coast. our warmest day overall is friday. coming up, we'll have the very latest from las vegas. plus, new pictures of o.j. simpson on his first full day of freedom. come on back.
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hi, there. good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." alexis smith has been tracking the big traffic alert near castro valley. >> we're starting to look a little better. this is eastbound 580, that semi fire before you get to eden canyon road, just reopened a few moments ago. this happened when that truck caught fire about 5:30 this morning. pretty major residual delays remain about five miles on that eastbound side, about one if you're traveling on the westbound side. video from sky 7 a short time ago, if you look closely at the cab of that truck, there is nothing left. that is totally charred. the trailer was hauling cardboard. that doesn't look like it's touched too much there. but we had the two right lanes blocked for quite some time this morning, well over an hour and a
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hey, gong. look at, that 39 novato. some cool weather out there, the rest of us in the 40s and low 50s. dress warmly this morning. at least warmer than you have. roads no issues out there, weather-wise mass transit, cool this morning, warm this afternoon, smooth sailing on the ferries today. my accuweather seven-day forecast, the leading edge of the warmer air arrives tomorrow and it goes all the way to the coast by friday. and it takes a littlebit of a back turn saturday but then it returns for sunday and monday. absolutely gorgeous. >> looks great. thank you, mike. ryan ross with new details on the las vegas shooter's girlfriend next on "gma." another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and get 40% off on coit residential cleaning services
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you had us there for a moment. >> we have the tape. >> we do. also right now, of course, the latest on the las vegas shooting. the shooter's girlfriend returned to the united states met by the fbi at los angeles international airport. image of right there in the wheelchair. of course, authorities are hoping marilou danley can help uncover the gunman's motive as president trump prepares to visit the city in the aftermath of the shooting. >> let's go back to david muir in las vegas for us where so many victims are still recovering at this hour. david. >> reporter: you're right, robin. so many patients still recovering. that number, more than 500 people were injured in the gunfire that erupted in that concert. so many taken to hospitals throughout the las vegas area, and we spent some sometime at the desert springs medical center along with a surge whon got the emergency call himself. he took us from room to room, and we met some of the youngest
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victims he helped save, and we were grateful to that doctor. >> we got here, there was probably 50 or 60 people in the er. >> 50 or 60 people here already. >> already before we got here. >> it sounds as though there were so many patients you didn't even have time -- you didn't know who they were. >> had no idea. the er docs did a good job and triaged everyone and said this one is critical. this one needs this and this one needs that. we basically just went bed to bed to bed. >> reporter: four of the victims pronounced dead shortly after they arrived here. so many of the patients with multiple gunshot wounds and this surgeon tells me this time it was different. >> we saw different pieces of the machinery and artillery that were basically dispersed throughout the abdomen, chest. >> so it appeared as though this suspect wanted to inflict maximum damage. >> clearly, clearly. >> reporter: you know, as we went from room to room in that hospital and met some of the people that surgeon helped save,
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a 19-year-old girl, a young man who was here to celebrate his 21st birthday. also in those rooms in so many cases, the parents of these young people, and when they saw that surgeon walk in with us, we were able to witness the parents, family and friends thanking the surgeon to help save their loved ones' life. that's something i won't forget. back to you guys. 6. >> i'm sure you won't, david. thank you so much and we know you'll have much more on "world news tonight." thank you, david. >> we'll turn now to o.j. simpson's newfound freedom just days after being released brushing up on his golf game and what are his plans after serving nine years in prison? abc's linsey davis joins us now from las vegas with more. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. it was here at this las vegas hotel where o.j. simpson was accused of armed robbery a decade ago. now he is back in vegas, not all that far from the scene of the crime. this time, hoping to stay out of trouble and stay out of the spotlight. this morning, new pictures of o.j. simpson enjoying his first days of freedom showing him
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lounging at a las vegas home where he is staying temporarily after his release from prison. in one picture, simpson is seen practicing his putting. in another he's on the phone and here he is poolside with his oldest daughter arnelle looking far more relaxed than he did in the hours after his release. >> juice, how does it feel to be out? juice. >> how in the -- y'all stalking me? >> reporter: surprised at a gas station already seemingly irritated by all the attention. >> where are you guys headed? >> one, none of your business. >> reporter: o.j. simpson's ride to freedom was made in his prison denims. >> two i'm in the car for the last five hours so how do i know how it feels to be out? >> reporter: even after serving nine years for kidnapping and armed robbery the paparazzi still hot on his trail. >> i've been in nowhere, usa for the last nine years doing nothing. nothing has changed in my life. what are you guys -- i mean, what do you expect?
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there's nothing changed. please, can i have a break here? >> all right. >> thank you. thank you. god bless. take care, you guys. >> reporter: he hopes to move to florida where the attorney general says he's not welcome. >> i have never seen such lack of remorse in my entire career. >> reporter: but for the time being, simpson's parole officer says he is not allowed to leave nevada without advanced approval, and that he plans to stay at a home in the las vegas area for the foreseeable future. simpson is hoping his stay here in vegas is temporary. he has a lot of incentive to move to florida. three of his children live there, michael. >> all right, thank you, linsey. let's bring in dan abrams and, dan, we heard florida's attorney general say o.j. is not welcome in florida. but could florida actually keep him from moving there? >> probably not. i mean there is technically a sending state which should be nevada and there is the receiving state which is florida and there is a procedure that they have to go through, but the bottom line is there is an interstate compact. meaning, it's effectively a
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federal requirement which says, if there is a sentence that is more than 90 days, if he has family in a place like florida, if he has got a job in a place like florida, all these possible things, which could require florida to take him, and i think just the fact that residents or family in florida is going to mean that florida is going to have to take him despite the attorney general's lack of desire to have o.j. simpson in florida. >> she expressed her lack of desire but also o.j.'s lawyer was aggressive in attacking her. >> i mean, he cursed her out publicly. i don't know if that's particularly helpful. he is claiming this is about race, about not wanting a black man in florida. i thinks that a little bit of a tough argument for his lawyer to win here. so i don't know that his lawyer is helping the cause but the reality is that i think as a matter of law, florida is going to have to take him so no matter what o.j.'s lawyer says or doesn't say isn't going to make that much of a difference. >> do you think he'll be able to stay out of trouble?
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>> that's the question. there are a lot of requirements. he has to not do drugs. he's going to have to go in for possible alcohol testing. he is allowed to drink but not in excess. there will be questions about who are you associating with? you can't associate with known criminals. so there's a whole list of requirements that o.j. simpson is going to have to abide by and he is going to be one of the closely watched parolees in the history of america. >> i'm sure you're right about that. dan, thank you. >> cameras following him all the time. coming up the movie shoot that turned into a real shoot. what happened when a police officer thought he was responding to a 911 call? having moderate to seis not always it's a long distance run and you have the determination to keep going. humira has a proven track record of being prescribed for nearly ten years. it's the number one prescribed biologic by dermatologists. more than 250,000 patients have chosen humira to fight their psoriasis. and they're not backing down. for most patients clearer skin is the proof. humira can lower your ability to fight infections
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we are back with a close call captured on a body camera. an officer thought he was responding to a 911 call about a robbery, opened fire only to discover that the man holding the gun was an actor shooting a movie. abc's erielle reshef is here with the story. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning, george. it was a dangerous misunderstanding that could have been deadly. a movie scene about a robbery ending in real gunfire. now we're seeing it all through the lens of the officer who fired the shot. this is the moment a movie shoot turned into a real-life drama outside a totally different perspective caught on this indiana police officer's body camera. >> drop the gun now. drop the gun. >> reporter: that fake robber mistakenly thought to be an actual suspect. actor james duff backs out of the bar with a mask on, brandishing a toy gun. the officer answering with his real one. >> drop the gun. >> reporter: that single shot whizzing by, the actor unharmed.
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>> we're doing a movie. >> reporter: eventually he raises his arms, his back against the wall then gets down on the ground. >> i was scared. i seen my life flash in front of me. >> reporter: crawfordsville police say they were responding to a 911 call about a robbery in progress, and they were never notified about the movie production. >> let's just say this never happened. okay. >> reporter: the film company sharing this footage exclusively with abc news of the scene that sparked that violent confrontation with police. >> you don't know it's a movie scene, how are you supposed to react? i know if it was my situation i had a probably do the same thing he did. >> drop the gun now. drop the gun. >> reporter: after reviewing the video authorities decided not to file charges against anyone involved. >> find fault between both people. you know, the producer of not notifying the police and the policeman of not giving me the chance to react without firing
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but emotionally, i just keep playing it over and over and over in my head on how lucky i am to still be alive. >> lucky, indeed. the movie company responded to that harrowing ordeal by thanking police for their quick action on what they thought was a real robbery. police say in the future they want to be notified of any film productions that have to do with a toy gun. >> a crazy story. >> amazing no one was hurt. >> we've seen you on the weekends. welcome to weekdays. >> thank you so much. good to be here. >> thank you, erielle. up next on our big board, why are your atm fees skyrocketing? >> why? >> i don't know. we'll tell you what to do to protect your money. keep your moolah in your pocket. >> what's in your wallet? otect your money. keep your moolah in your pocket. the fresh tomato salsa. and the hand-mashed guac. but did you see this coming? if you did... you probably work at chipotle.
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oh, my, we are learning so much about rebecca jarvis. >> uh-huh. >> back now with our big board and the skyrocketing atm fees that could be hitting your bank account. >> it's not just one fee, that's the thing. it's more than one and abc's rebecca jarvis is here with how closely you should watch your balance. good morning to you, rebecca. >> good morning. >> you know what, fees, more than one fee. what is that all about? >> they are now, michael and robin, at an all-time high and could cost you hundreds of dollars a year. the good news, though, you can totally avoid them if you know what to watch out for. if you feel like some atms are getting more than they're giving -- >> they're too high. i don't think there should be such a high fee. it shouldn't be more than $1.50. >> reporter: it's not just in your head. >> i have seen an increase in
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bank atm fees, so i try to avoid it altogether. >> reporter: according to a new report from out of network atm fees have never been higher. up 55% in just the last decade. >> when you go outside the atm network, you're not usually facing one fee, oftentimes it's two fees, it's a fee from the atm owner as well as what your own bank charges you and together that can easily top $5. >> reporter: for example, using an out of network atm used to cost about $2 in 1998 but today it's more than double to nearly $5. if you're hitting that same atm each week it's almost $250 a year in extra fees. overdraft fees also soaring. the average per incident now $33.38. >> as people transition away from cash and get smarter about how they use their money and make fewer out of network transactions that is also a contributor to the steady increases we see each year.
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>> as he was saying we can get around these fees. >> that is the good news. there are a couple of ways to do it. first of all if you bank smaller, for example, with a community bank or a credit union, these usually belong to larger networks so if you go to an atm, double-check because it might actually be in network. you can check it through your bank's website and use a debit card at a point of sale so if you need to get cash, for example, at the grocery store, use that debit card, take some cash out. then finally plan ahead and budget. if you are living on a cash budget, you can actually save money so go to that bank, your bank that you know you can take out money from and budget ahead for the week. >> join a bank that you keep taking out money from right by your house, join that bank. a lot are going cashless. what are other ways to pay for your transactions? >> there are a couple of ways you can use. for example, venmo, google wallet, square pay, all ways you can transfer money between accounts, for example, if i borrowed money from one of you i could transfer money back to you
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good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." meteorologist mike nicco is here with a quick look at your forecast. >> hey, everybody. look at these temperatures. 40s and 50s, at least we're out of the 30s. some of our north bay valleys got that cold. today mid to upper 60s along the coast into san francisco, 74 to 78 around the bay and the south bay, about 79 to 1 inland. 40s and 50s again tonight. warmer though starting tomorrow in the afternoon. alexis? >> still not look toing good eastbound 508 following a semi fire, a sigalert before eden canyon road. all lanes have been open about 30 minutes but you are jammed solid back to state route 238. b.a.r.t., major delays system-wide due to equipment problems on trains, both on the bay point line and towntown san francisco. >> coming up, katy perry, luke bryan and lionel richie are live
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking new details, the las vegas shooter's girlfriend returns overnight to the united states. met by the fbi at los angeles international airport. authorities hope she can help unravel the motive of that massacre as president trump prepares to visit las vegas. new this morning, the alarming report from the cdc about cancer and your weight. the links to 13 kinds of cancers right now. gabrielle union's infertility battle. the actress revealing her struggle to have a baby. failed rounds of ivf. multiple miscarriages. why she's still hopeful. we'll break down what every woman should know right now. ♪ teenage dream are you ready to dream big? the new judges for "american idol." right after the top secret auditions just launched the search for a new megastar begin.
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>> a few nervous parents outside the room. crew members because everybody wants this. the golden ticket. this is "american idol." >> katy, luke, lionel right here on "gma" for the first time live. and they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> good morning. how is everybody? and this is "good morning america," a lot of anticipation this morning for the countdown to the first season of "american idol" on abc. auditions already started last night going so late they had to order takeout, michael. >> that's going late. and auditions are ongoing. that's julia mendelsohn, she's live at our audition kiosk in times square. let's listen. ♪ maybe i would touch you too ♪ no you don't judge me because if you did baby i would judge you too ♪
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>> george, you're up next. there you go. but, you know, "idol" hopefuls have been swarming in for the auditions, and we're lucky enough we have the judges here, katy perry, luke bryan and lionel richie, they're all joining us for their first time together on tv. >> going to get a little chemistry here. >> oh, yeah. we have a lot to get to but including the latest on the investigation into the las vegas shooter. his girlfriend just landed back in the u.s. overnight. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with the details and brian, investigators think she could know more than any other individual. >> that's right. this is a major development in the case with marilou danley now in the u.s. after flying into los angeles overnight from the philippines. she's told the fbi she will not talk without a lawyer present. as a portrait of her longtime boyfriend is emerging, a portrait of a man who was descending into madness, showing signs of mental illness, sloozisloolosing
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weight, a decline in his physical appearance, according to one person briefed on the new findings. her family says paddock sent her to the philippines two weeks before the shooting so she wouldn't be in the way of his plans and her brother told abc news she told family members she has a clean conscience. >> nothing to worry about, she says but she knows so much about him. brian, thanks very much. >> george, we're getting a first look at police body camera video of the first responders in las vegas hustling people to safety as the shots rang out. let's go to our matt gutman who is there in las vegas for that part of the story. good morning again, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we have seen so many disturbing images coming out of that concert venue just behind me, but for for the first time, police are releasing bodycamera footage. in this clip, you can see them crouching behind a wall as the gunfire rained down upon them, and you can see them directing the concertgoers to get away from the shooting, and even the officers take direct fire.
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one of them, in fact, is even hit. all this comes as we learn about paddock's meticulous planning ahead of this attack, and including that arsenal of 23 weapons, some of them modified into machine guns. thousands of rounds of ammunition, we know he had multiple surveillance cameras set up in his room and outside of it. one of the cameras was able to see a security guard approaching. stephen paddock shot him through the door, but law enforcement is crediting that security guard with thwarting the attack because shortly after that, the shooting stopped, robin. >> thank you. >> president trump travels to las vegas this morning. he is going to meet with first responders, with survivors and their families and cecilia vega is already there on the scene this morning. good morning, cecilia. >> hi, george. good morning to you again. the president and first lady will land here in las vegas in just a few hours from now. they will be hitting that hospital where many people are still recovering.
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they'll also today meet with some first responders. not long before he left the white house, he was asked if he knows any more about the shooter. let's take a listen. >> it's a very sad thing. we're going to pay our respects and to see the police who have done really a fantastic job, in a very short time. and they are learn a lot more, and that will be announced at the appropriate time. it's a very, very sad day for me, personally. thank you. >> reporter: and it seems president trump is focused on something else this morning. before taking off, he took to twitter to say the news media is out of control, george. >> yeah, he is not happy with reviews this morning. okay, cecilia, thanks very much. >> nothing fake about 93% of puerto rico still being without power. that's a fact. an alarming new report released from the cdc about cancer and weight. it found that overweight and obese people have an increased risk of 13 kinds of cancer with more than half of all cancers in women related to those weight issues. now, with two-thirds of all americans being overweight or
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obese, researchers are concerned that those numbers could rise. and now here's a photo we need to see after these terrible few days. this is a picture taken by our producer brandon chase outside the mandalay bay hotel in las vegas. this is a woman and her young son stopping to embrace a police officer in thanks because as brandon says just because. it is one of those moments that proves that there is a lot of love and appreciation in las vegas and that las vegas will recover. >> i remember one of the press conferences, some -- one of the officials said, hey. if you see a police officer or a firefighter or any first responder, just give them a hug. just give them a hug and say thanks for what they do every day. coming up, gabrielle union revealing her struggle to have a baby. the actress opening up about ivf and what you can learn from her story. and we go one-on-one with
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[ applause ] good morning to you and good morning to you, time now for "pop news" and you know we loved connie britton in "friday night lights," "nashville." yes. happy to tell you she is back teaming up again with producer ryan murphy, who has had quite a role by the way on "the people v. o.j. simpson" and "feud" on fx. starring in "911" for her old boss, a little different from when she was in "american horror story." i totally forgot she was on that. it will explore the high-pressure world of police, paramedics, firemen and women. angela bassett and peter krause will so dhar with her helmed by ryan murphy. sounds pretty darned good. >> i spent a lot of time with her in nashville for the show. she -- so happy for her. >> you, by the way, were so fantastic in your acting on "nashville." >> i don't think anybody saw.
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a recurring role. >> a recurring role for roberts. also in "pop news" could be billionaire versus billionaire in the 2020 election. dallas mavericks owner and "shark tank" star mark cuban is quote, actively considering a run for president. on a podcast called "viewpoint" giving his, he said he is considering, but not ready to commit. he's the owner of the mavericks as i said. he says he is a problem solver but one he may not be able to solve. it's a little tricky. his wife. that may be his first campaign stop and could be his last if she doesn't get on board. right now he's putting the odds at only 10%. cuban as you may know, he was very vocal and supported hillary clinton in the last election and he has been also very vocal in his opposition to president trump. to be continued on that one. >> did you hear that about michelle obama? >> yes. >> his wife only 10 so he's not doing it. >> he is a very convincing guy. >> every married man understands. >> the first time i wrote it i said behind every man is an even
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greater woman so i do agree he has a big hurdle to overcome. then finally in "pop news" this morning, life is pretty darned good for current "jeopardy" champ austin rogers with his mop of brown curls and his full beard he is a hoot. the bartender from new york city is on a major winning streak thanks to his encyclopedia-like knowledge. kids, an encyclopedia is a book that we used to look at. he was asked last night whose nelson mandela? >> did you bet big? >> yeah. >> $34,000 gives you $69,000 now and you're over a quarter million. $257,700, and you will play again. >> yeah. >> he should be dancing. >> did you see? >> he should be dancing. six straight wins in a row and he keeps on going on "jeopardy" until he loses, to be continued tonight.
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>> that looks like a single man dance. who's that? >> not going to be single for long. it is time now for our cover story, struggling with infertility. in her new memoir gabrielle union reveals she has endured failed ivf cycles and several miscarriages. abc's diane macedo has the story. >> reporter: on the small screen gabrielle union plays a successful single tv journalist fighting her way to the top. >> why are you so okay with me getting the credit for this? >> reporter: but off camera facing a different battle. in the latest issue of "people" magazine, the bet star is revealing her personal struggle with infertility. the 44-year-old admits over the years she suffered nine miscarriages and gone through eight cycles of ivf. none successful. for three years my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant. i've either been about to go into an ivf cycle, in the middle of an ivf cycle or coming out of an ivf cycle. >> going through as many miscarriages and ivf treatments as gabrielle has has put her body and her mind through a lot
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of turmoil, but she says she's not going to give up. >> reporter: the hollywood actress is half of one of the most glamorous couples on the planet. she and her husband dwyane wade have been happily married since 2014. union, who is a loving stepmother to his sons, says even though she's bursting with joy at her kids' milestones she never wanted children until she met dwyane. >> i was afraid to be attached a man for life if our relationship didn't work out. i was fulfilled raising children, a joy i never saw coming. wanting to have babies with dwyane was a natural desire built on that joy. >> she said she's fallen in love with motherhood and loves doing basketball games and helping with homework. >> reporter: despite her struggles she continues to remain hopeful. this child we want to have has been loved even as an idea. each attempt at ivf is a loving a, action, so we remain here bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we
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both have been wanting. >> thanks diane for that. welcome to dr. jessica shepherd. you know, she's 44 years old. on average, what are the chances for someone that age? >> we come equipped from birth born with all the eggs we'll have throughout our lifetime so when we talk about pregnancy we talk about the chances of getting pregnant per month so in your 20s, if you look here, that's about a 25% chance of getting pregnant in a month. now, when we get to our 30s that will decrease and drop to about 10% chance of getting pregnant per month. then if you look over here to the 40s, that again is going to diminish and that is about a 5% chance of becoming pregnant in a month. >> so the odds start to go down. she's had several ivf attempts. so far, it hasn't worked for her. what are the risks of that? >> so the risk of ivf, everyone goes to their doctor and goes through ivf for different reasons, whether it's a medical condition or whether they're unable to conceive over multiple spontaneous chances of pregnancy so there are risks that come with ivf. obviously it's a procedure. it goes through a lot of different hormonal changes.
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some of those risks would be those ovaries are really working overtime and so sometimes those ovaries can be overstimulated and sometimes when you get all those hormones the injections and some of the pills you have to take your mood is really going to shift and see it go up, see it down. she alludes to some of that in her book as well, going through that with dwyane obviously going through those mood changes and lastly, abdominal bloating and -- >> does the fact it hasn't worked seven or eight times mean it won't work the next time? >> that's something that will be different for her whether she has a medical condition, what she's discussed with her doctor, but, again, you have to understand that every time is a different chance. so she needs to talk to her doctor about the risks of going through that now eight times. >> you also have that emotional toll. >> emotional toll. we don't take that into account many times, and some of these women after they fail ivf can be depressed or anxious. so 10% of women feel they have some type of major depression after failing. >> real complication. dr. jessica shepherd, thanks very much.
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>> absolutely. >> we shouldyou. gabrielle union will be here live with us in two weeks to talk more about her story. now outside to ginger. >> yeah, here we are with a great crowd outside. nikki from atlanta. i was just going to tell her some rain by next week would be coming from a potential tropical storm. that could be a tropical depression later today. if it does form it will become nate and that is the one right near nicaragua, and by saturday, be into the gulf and late weekend, impact parts of the gulf and eventually get picked up and drop heavy rain along the east coast. a lot to come in the way of hurricanes. hi there. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. an absolutely stunning autumn day coming at us unless you have allergies. tree pollen is pretty high. signs of summer warmth at the coast and highs slowly relax next week. warmest inland, east bay and the north bay upper 70s to low 80s. mid to upper 70s around the bay to the south bay. 66 to 69 along the coast and san
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francisco. 40s and 50s under a full moon tonight and a few clouds at the coast. our warmest day overall is friday. it is time, what time is it, robin? >> "american idol." >> "american idol" time. that's right. there's no other show like it. it is the cultural institution that revolutionized talent competition and we have the three amazing judges here. we'll bring them out in just a minute, but first we're so excited to be kicking off "idol" here on abc and we want you to take a look at this. you remember a moment like this. ♪ for a moment like this >> reporter: that emotional moment kelly clarkson clinched her win as "american idol's" first megastar. following over the years by carry underwood. ♪ how do i get you alone >> reporter: chris daughter
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daughtry. ♪ dead or alive >> and jennifer hudson. ♪ stay in my arms if you dare now the block buster show that's produced more mega stars than any other ever is back. ryan seacrest watching the auditions backstage monday in new york. >> everyone is so excited to be back for "american idol" with lionel, katy and luke bryan having a good time. a few nerves outside the room. a few nervous parents outside the room, crew members because everybody wants this. that. the golden ticket. isn't that right? >> all: yes! >> this is "american idol." >> reporter: the new judges all together for the first time at auditions, katy perry, luke bryan and lionel richie working late into the night to audition all the people swarming to be the next "american idol." our cameras there as so many with big dreams lined up. it's a process so top secret we can't even let you hear them sing. and it's just the beginning, "idol" is back and who is going to get that golden ticket? [ applause ]
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i want a golden ticket. do you want a golden ticket? >> i would love a golden ticket. it is time to bring out the brand-new judges. he's once, twice, three times a superstar and will have "idol" fans dancing on the ceiling. show some love for mr. lionel ritchie. ♪ what a feeling dancing on the ceiling ♪ [ applause ] ♪ oh what a feeling >> watch out. watch out. >> hey, man. >> oh. mwah. [ applause ] >> my god. >> get used to it. >> where are we going now? >> well, you know we're going to go now, bring out your partner right now. this two-time cma entertainer of the year can crash our party any
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time. he's already crashed our audience, it's luke bryan. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> i can't keep up. >> hi. [ applause ] >> hi. >> i told him to watch you shake. >> what did i tell you? >> robin said luke is known to shake his booty. >> he gave it to us. >> he did not disappoint. >> i had to shake your shaking game. i can't keep up. >> you got that. >> she has gone gold. she has gone platinum. and now she's the first artist in history to go diamond. that is 10 million in sales and she did it three times. give a roar for katy perry. ♪ you're gonna hear me roar ♪ stinging like a bee
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♪ i went from zero to my own hero ♪ [ applause ] >> how are you? >> great to see you. >> ah. hello, hello. >> lovely in lapis. >> thank you, thank you. >> we got to say welcome. this is a super group. must feel good to be together finally to have this kicking off. >> this is a dream team. >> this is -- i have to tell you something. it is -- we've been to school together for the last 40 years. excuse me. i should say 20 years. >> i'm 84. we only had one day together yesterday and we're already just so locked in and i think there's such incredible mutual respect and everybody has their strengths and knows their different wheelhouses and i sit there on the table and i'm like, really lionel. you hung out with prince and michael and whitney. tell us more. >> in the same night. >> i know. crazy.
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so it's so wonderful. >> that's called back in the day. back in the day. >> well, you have had a wealth of experience in so many different areas. what are you bringing to the table? >> you know what it is, experience. i think from what we have most of all is, you know, what do we do with all of this knowledge at the other end of the career? we have to give it back. we share it. and i kept thinking do i write the book, do i do the documentary? no, i just become a judge right quick and every night when something i can see in an artist where he's struggling or she's struggling, the first thing i'll say is, you know what, this reminds me of me and we'll start there. they bring to the table the same thing, their artistry. >> "american idol" is about plucking somebody from obscurity and make them the next superstar. what does it mean to you guys to know you could be discovering the next superstar? >> it's challenging and we think about that throughout our whole assessment of this human standing in front of us.
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i mean we care about their emotions they're going to go through. we -- we're judging do we think they'll be able to handle this ride. >> right. >> right. >> because y'all know. >> because i think it's nice to see the glitz and the glamour but there's a lot of hard work that goes behind it. >> i only had three hours of sleep. and that wasn't my choice. >> and she says that. we ran late last night, but we got three hours of sleep and we're here and that's what some of these artists don't understand. you don't get to choose your sleep schedule sometimes, the business does. >> we got a lot more to talk to you about so coming up, much more with the three judges. [ applause ] [ applause ]
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good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." alexis smith has a look at the traffic. >> good morning. a tough day on the roads continues. we have yet another significant alert, this one on westbound highway 4 in the pittsburgh area. past harbor street, closer to railroad, we have a crash involving six separate vehicles, one vehicle on its side, a motorcycle involved in that one as well and it sounds like the three left lanes are blocked right now. b.a.r.t., down to a ten-minute delay system-wide due to earlier equipment problems on trains from the bay point line in downtown san francisco, but things are bouncing bab.
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can help you get them there. see how access to j.p. morgan investment expertise can help you. chase. make more of what's yours. let's talk temperatures. still 42 in santa rosa, to about 56 in san francisco. let's see where we end up this aternoon. on the roads, no worries, mass transit cool, warm this afternoon and smooth sail ong the bay water. 60s at the coast, 70s and 80s for rest of us. the beginning of the warming trend is tomorrow, and look at those temperatures, reggie. looks gorgeous. >> mike, thank you. another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on
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our news app and ♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma," everybody. you can see we have a big morning here in times square with the judges for "american idol." come on, give it up one more time. we got to keep it going. [ cheers and applause ] >> you're feeling -- something else, just for a moment here that you also share, las vegas is not far from any of our minds and neither of yours and i know you have residency there, katy. just at a vent concert you devoted some time to the victims and their memory. of course, it was a country music festival where this happened, luke. is there something you want to share about that? >> well, go ahead, lionel. >> you know what it is, live performances to us, that's the heartbeat, because we get to
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meet the fans. we see the fans. i cannot tell you -- we look at the faces every night on stage. we live for that and, of course, they blow the kisses, they say every word to us and to think for a moment that we're -- we are now getting to a stage now where live performances are in jeopardy because we have to -- the worst nightmare we ever have in life is something like that would happen but you always have in the back of your mind is, nah, that would never happen and when it finally happens, it's terrifying. i worry so much about the fans in terms of we have to find that one place where we can feel like let's let it go. let's relax and i happen to know -- well, you know who was on stage so i'll let you tell that story. >> yeah, as entertainers, you look at your fans, you're not up there to do anything but connect
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with them. they're not -- i laid in the bed and when they showed the faces of the victims. they're our fans. they embody america. it's not -- it's a country music festival but it's america and it's bigger than just -- it's just bigger than -- it goes so far beyond. you know, you heard about it at the ariana grande concert. >> yeah. >> and now here it is in front of us and i mean it was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life, and for this country too i talked to jason aldean very early that morning and hearing one of your best friends shaken up like that, knowing they'll never be able to unsee these things and -- i don't know, you get lumps and you get nauseated and katy and i and lionel talked about it.
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there's got to be something we can do from the mental health issue to all of the issues that are causing these things and it's heart -- i don't even know. >> i think it's horrible. i think it continues to be horrible and i think that, you know, i think that everybody feels like their heart has just been ripped out of their chest and we just don't know when it's going to happen again and i think we're all trying to figure out the answers and i'm not saying i have the answers and i pray every day and my prayers and my thoughts, but i think the one thing that we have to remember is that prayer without action is powerless. >> thank you. >> and we have to have some action and we have to take an unfortunate good, hard look at what our roles and our boundaries are with gun reform, no one is saying take away your guns. we just don't necessarily need assault rifles, assault weapons.
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we need, i think, a good, hard look at gun reform and, you know, the hands that these guns are being placed in and i just think that's kind of one of the answers and we have to put our foot down more than just sending our condolences. because honestly like i get really sick to my stomach just everyone seeing, you know, sending their condolences and then going back to selfieing, you know, and doing their regular stuff. it's like that is not enough. when is it going to be enough? and i mean i don't know the answers and i know it's a touchy subject but i think we really have to take a good, hard look at it as -- >> as a society. >> as a society. >> y'all, thank you. thank you for your heartfelt words. you know what, we'll take a quick break and then we'll come back. thank you.
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well, before it was even founded, a french teenager, bienville, scared away a british warship with just a story. and great stories kept coming. like when the military came and built the boats to win the war. [warplane] some are tales told around crowded tables.... [streetcar rumble] and others are performances fit for the stage. stella! cause for three hundred years, great stories have started the same way. one time, in new orleans. [crowd applause]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma" and we are here with the judges of "american idol" and, of course, they are taking over times square studio this morning. >> absolutely. we're here. we're here. >> all right, so y'all got a little taste of the first auditions, anything you want to share? >> well, i mean i think there is still talent out there to be discovered. we live in the age of the internet, the music industry is constantly changing. it's in flux right now. i think there are still stars and diamonds in the rough and i think the great american dream,
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we can revive that in a way and show people that if they have the talent, if they work really hard and if we can give them that lucky star and the combination of those three things maybe we can give them kind of like a little platform to just shine. >> i will say to you that i am amazed. it took me all of maybe until 30 years old to finally get enough confidence to go yeah, all right, i'm on stage. >> oh, wow. >> they're 15-year-olds. they are 15, 16-year-olds coming out going, give me the mike. give me the mike. and i'm going, wait a minute, wait a minute. slow down. attitude, ability. >> presence. >> presence and i'm sitting there going, who -- what is this? it's amazing the confidence this new generation has, and i think what's really wonderful for us, we get to see it and if any way try to tweak it just a little bit. they don't need much, but i'm
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telling you what's coming down the pike is going to be quite exciting. >> we're excited to see it. you guys, you cross so many genres, pop, country and r&b but you also have done stuff that crossed over as well. how does that help you as a judge? >> yeah, we're a big crossover package right here. that is for sure. >> i think -- even yesterday in our first day was the diversity of the people coming in and the different types of music. you've better know all forms of music to some degree when you're back there judging because you're going to look like you don't if you don't know it. that was another -- to touch on what lionel said. you can see the information age showing up because these kids can go to their computer and learn how to play piano. they can get vocal lessons online. we have a kid come out play guitar great and say would you do another one.
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piano over there and he'd do another one. i compare, like, where was i when i was 15 and it wasn't there, you know. >> it was not there. >> yeah. >> i was just learning how to tie my shoes. >> we have a super fan in our audience. >> katy. >> natalie. you have a question for katy. >> hello, nice sparkly mike. >> thank you, matching. like i did it on purpose. i'm a huge katy kat and my question is if you had to audition for "american idol" singing one of your own songs, which one would it be? >> good question. i wouldn't sing half of my songs because i -- they're so high. i have to like squeeze my buttocks in to sing "firework." aliterally -- i literally have to go -- >> this is the kind of language you will hear in the show. buttock. >> that's pretty good. >> this is pretty good.
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>> i would probably sing "roar" or something like that, i think. [ applause ] >> good choice. >> no one would complain about that. nobody. >> what's so great about this show, you know, not compared to, but there's a lot of different shows like this. it's really about the contestants. we are secondary. we are just there to kind of support and we truly want to find someone that we can give a liftoff to and give a name because like you can name, you know, more than almost over five if not under ten really people that have careers and successes and like their lives have been changed and so in a way we're here to really make dreams come true and hopefully find that "american idol." >> well, i couldn't think of any three better people to have in the hands of these young people. [ applause ] and we are thrilled -- we'll get to know you a lot over these next few months. we can't wait.
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>> right now, let's get outside to ginger. >> we know what, we got folks here, sofia and harold that want to say hi to katy. >> hi, katy. >> hey. >> they want you out here. they love you. we all love all of them. that was very fun but we have to talk about the weather because it's brisk out here this morning, feels a little like fall but not for long, my friends. sofia and harold, look at those temperatures into the upper 70s today then by tomorrow, 81. you'll be, you know, t-shirts tomorrow. we can do shorts for at least one more day. that's the big picture. let's get a check a little clos hi, there. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. mid-50s at 9:00. look at the 60s and 70s. a delightful day, back in the 50s and 60s by 9:00. by accuweather seven-day forecast, still got a warming trend beginning tomorrow. t that weather brought. t that weather brought to you by consumer cellular and coming up, you guys, we have a one-on-one with teresa guidice, why the real housewife of new jersey regrets starring on the hit show. all right. stay with us.
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call or click today. ♪ we are back now with how teresa jew strong. the real housewife of new jersey gets very candid in her new book about her marriage and whether the fame was really worth it and abc's linzie janis caught up with teresa and you have the story. >> yeah. we sat down with theresa guidice and she told us she's letting it all out including the anger that she feels towards her husband forgetting them into legal trouble. she says serving 11 months in prison meant she lost valuable time with her mother who passed away shortly after she got out. she is mad and she is not holding back. >> what am i apologizing for? >> reporter: on screen teresa guidice is known for her lavish lifestyle and fiery temper. now this "real housewives of new jersey" star is getting real in her new book, "standing strong." >> it's been a year and a half since joe went to prison. how are you doing?
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>> you know, busy with my four daughters, i have my dad that's living with me now. my mom passed away so, you know, it's been rough. >> losing your mom was obviously a low point. >> very low point. going away like, you know, to prison was nothing. like i'm just saying compared to losing my mom, like that -- i wish that would have never happened and after i lost my mom, like something snapped inside of me and then i got really angry. >> who are you angry at? >> oh, my husband. >> initially you had not really blamed joe. you kind of blamed the system. have you changed your mind on that? >> both. you know, both, obviously, he wasn't on top of everything and he trusted the wrong people, and i don't feel like i should have gone away. but, listen, i took my punishment. i did what i had to do and i feel like they really didn't punish me. i feel like they punished my children. >> reporter: guidice now 45 spend almost a year in federal prison for multiple counts of fraud. now joe is serving out a
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41-month sentence for the same crimes. >> i'm going to try to become a better person. >> what happens when he gets home from prison? >> we're going to start living life again and see what happens and things definitely have to change. they can't go back to the way they were. and i want him to make sure he's on top of everything. >> before you felt that divorce was not an option ever. do you now feel that it might be someday? >> i can't predict the future. i mean, i'm going to wait for my husband to come home. we're going to go on with our lives. >> reporter: she says some days she feels overwhelmed, but finds strength from her daughters. >> in the first book you wrote you said that your youngest daughters didn't know you were in prison. you told them that you were at work. what do they know now about what happened? >> well, the three oldest know. like, mommy, people do say that daddy is in jail. and i'm like, honey, when you get older mommy and daddy will explain everything to you. >> how are the girls coping without him? >> you know, they miss him tremendously.
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i mean that's their dad. >> do they see him regularly in prison? >> oh, yeah, we see him all the time. >> reporter: while the show made the family famous she doesn't think the fame is worth it. do you regret being part of it now? >> you know what, because of the situation, yes. >> you regret being part of the "real housewives"? >> yeah, i do, like, if i had to do it all over again, i don't know if i would have did the show again. just because you are singled out. you are made an example of. you're not treated like everyone else and i think that's not fair. >> reporter: but with season eight premiering tonight, the drama will be out in full force. what is going on there? >> i can't give too much away. it was pretty intense. >> there was a big blow up? >> yeah there was a big blow up. i guess when you get five women together stuff does happen. the drama does start happening. >> guidice doesn't look very zen in those scenes but learned yoga in prison and became a certified yoga instructor. >> who knew. thank you very much, linz and "standing strong" out now and the premiere for season eight of "the real housewives of new
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jersey" tonight on bravo. let's send it over to michael. who knew is right. who knew i'd be sitting here with a woman who made history in 2015 by becoming the first female to coach in the nfl. dr. jen welter's inspiring book "play big" is about breaking stereotypes and playing professional football against men and earning her ph.d. and dr. welter, welcome. welcome. [ applause ] you have had an absolutely incredible, incredible life. but i want to take you back to the big moment when you got the coaching job as the inside line backer coach for the arizona cardinals. what was it like? were the players skeptical? >> i have to give a lot of credit to the guys. they were so excited. they were actually like, you know, they'd come up and be like coach jen, i checked out your highlight reel. you were a beast off the edge. you know as athletes, that's the greatest gift that we can give
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is, like, all right. i'm going to invest and check you out. see what you can do. they knew a lot about me but they didn't know what it was going to be like interpersonally. those are the trenches. it's something where we spend a lot of time together, got to get down and dirty and the last thing you want is for there to be that kind of first date awkward, right, where everybody is walking around on egg shells and nobody acts like themselves. >> i've been there. >> don't know if we can hold hands yet. we can't joke and so one of the things i wanted them to know is that it was going to be easy and we'll laugh a lot because some things are just different but i would do that and when you're the odd person out you can do that. >> before you got the job one question coach arians did have for was can you read the guys' eyes? what did he mean when he asked you that? >> bruce goes back to his time as a bartender and being able to see people for what they are, what they need, what's different and so reading somebody's eyes realized that not all players react the same, you know, can you look at a guy and see, you
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know, what that coach might have gotten him a little bit and he needs a pat on the back or the next guy, hey, you might need to get fired up and bruce loves the fact that i had my masters in sports psychology and phd and i honestly think that was ultimately what gave him the confidence to take that big step. >> you made history as well. you're the first female to play in a men's pro football league. indoor football league. >> as a running back. >> as a running back. >> as a running back. there have been kickers before and some other stuff. >> the physical demands of that, how were you able to -- that's like me hitting you every day. >> yep. it was painful. >> painful. >> i bounce well. >> that's an amazing accomplishment. but while you were playing women's professional football, you also -- you went and got your masters, your ph.d. all that while you were playing. >> yeah. >> what was the driving factor? what drove you so hard to do what you've done as far as getting your ph.d. and masters but also to excel in a sport that's dominated by men.
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>> you know, when i made my first football team it was the sport i had loved my whole life probably like you did when you saw it for the first time. i was like, oh, these are the heros, but i didn't have the opportunity to play. when i made that first team, the promise i made is that i would step up to every challenge. no matter what it was. now i had no idea what i was getting myself into when i made that promise. right? but what i saw is because there wasn't really a place for women on the field that i could take that practical experience from playing and get my masters and my ph.d. so i'd have the theoretical knowledge to go with it so be kind of like a unique combination of somebody who could help players such as yourself because it's a different world and a lot of people don't understand those unique pressures. >> i tell you right now you understand it. you've done it. you've proven you're original, one of a kind. yes. and "play big" is in book stores nationwide. make sure you go check it out. dr. jen welter. we'll be right back.
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>> katy, lionel, luke, the new judges of "american idol." you guys were working all night long last night? ♪ all night long ♪ all night all night >> i got you to do it. ♪ [ applause ] ♪ [ applause ]
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." it's 8:59. alexis smith is watching a major traffic alert in pittsburgh. alexis? >> this is a serious crash, reggie. thrive sky 7. they're on highway 4. this is the westbound side at railroad avenue. i of counted seven vehicles involved in this crash. it is a fatality investigation unfortunately, one person has not survived. sounds like they did bring medevac in for one other person involved in this crash. we're looking at some extensive delays, only the hov lane getting by today. this is going to be a long-term situation. avoid the area. quick check of the forecast with mike. >> thank you, alexis. a lot of sunshine, 60s along the coast into san francisco, 74 to 78 around the bay and 79 to 81 inland. 40s and 50s for lows tonight and warmer highs on the way. we'll be following what
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