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zealand. the deadly terror attack. a gunman opening fire killing more than 40 at one mosque and then going to a second one and opening fire there too. tonight what we're learning about the suspect and what president trump just said moments ago making news. our correspondent asking does he see white nationalism as a rising threat? new ze here at home, the alarming scene playing out in los angeles late today. panic at the mall, the evacuations amid reports of a man with a gun. smoke seen coming from the mall. what authorities said moments ago. the developing headline tonight in the crash of that boeing jet. for the first time what the pilot said not long before the crash. the panic in his voice. the warning tonight
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involving a u.s. nuclear power plant because of that deadly storm that stranded drivers and brought tornados. it's now in the east. and rob is here. the new headline in the cheating scandal. actress felicity huffman and her husband william h. macy seen heading into court. and tonight, the famous names including phil mickelson and what they're now saying. the major development in the mob hit in new york city. the surveillance and what it shows. how the suspect got that reputed mob boss to come out of his home. and the new message tonight and the new message tonight from alex trebek. good evening. it's great to have you with us on the friday night. we begin with the horrific terror attack that happened in new zealand. the countries worst mass shooting ever. the mosques are just three miles
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apart. the victims that got out covered in blood, rushed to the hospital. the gunman who wrote of white nationalism was armed with semi-automatic weapons and two rifles. police running to the scene. tonight what we just learned about the gunman and what our correspondent just aedpresidt t. does heee wte natnasi threat au andze in new zealand tonight. >> reporter: tonight, chaos and shock. unimaginable horror as a deadly anti-muslim terror attack on two separate mosques in new zealand. at least 49 worshipers dead, 48 more injured, as witnesses tonight describe the terror when the first shots rang out. >> it was 1:42 and the gun starts shooting.
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>> everybody just runs to the back doors just to save themselves. >> reporter: witnesses say a gunman wearing all black all black, clad in a helmet and bulletproof vest, entered the al noor mosque in the city of christchurch. he then ruthlessly opened fire during a packed friday prayer service. this man had blood splattered on his shirt. he said he hid when the gunman walked in and he was the last to escape alive. >> i laid down on that bench.... i'm just keeping my fingers crossed i'm alive. the blood is splashing on me. i'm thinking oh, my god. >> reporter: is video surfaced apparently showing the suspect live streaming
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vicious attack in graphic detail, a video we will not show here. the gunman moves from room to room, firing his automatic weapon for some six minutes, killing at least 41 men, women, children in the first mosque. terrified worshippers trying to scale the walls to escape. >> i saw some people had blood on their body and some people were limping. on the floor the bullet shells -- so many, hundreds. >> reporter: the video then appears to show the gunman continuing his rampage., driving to his next target -- the linwood mosque, three miles away. seven more victims were murdered as armed police swarm the scene, running, guns drawn. in this video, posted on social media, a police vehicle seen mmca the ad. two officers, guns pointed towards the vehicle. moments later, the officers making an arrest. police say one suspect, a white man in his late 20s, originally from australia, has been arrested and charged with murder. >> two explosive devices attached to the suspects vehicles have now been found and they have been disarmed. >> reporter: meanwhile, two other armed suspects have been taken into custody, their association at this hour
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unknown. this as a rambling hate-filled message was posted online around the time of the attack, purported to be written by the suspect. in it, praising norwegian mass murderer anders behring, and american dylan roof, who killed nine people in the charleston church attack in 2015, saying he had been planning this attack for two years. he also writes about president donald trump as a renewed symbol of white identity. the president, meanwhile, has sent his condolences and new ze minister. >> i told the prime minister that the united states is with them all the way, 100%, whatever they need, we will be there. a major terror attack before. so many of theees escaping terror in war elsewhere. >> nay chose to make new zealand their home. it is their home. they are us. the person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.
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>> will carr reporting in from the scene in new zealand tonight. we can see one of the makeshift memorials up all over the city. will, have authorities said whether or not they're certain this threat is entirely over. >> authorities here have not definitively said the threat is over. they're still on high alert. they're asking for residents to stay indoors in their homes. they're asking for mosques across the country to stay home temporarily. >> will, thank you. the president was asked about the threat of white nationalism around the round. let's bring in terry moran. it was terry who asked the question. the president'sheadlines. let's listi think it's aop t he. if you look at what happened in
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new zealand, perhaps that's a case. i don't know enough about it yet. they're just learning about the person and the people involved. it's a terrible thing, terrible thing. >> terry, tonight new zealand's prime minister is responding to what the president said. >> n, the prime minister responded. she made clear she disagrees with president trump. the fbi, counterterrorism experts would agree around the world. the fbi says that hate crimes rose 17% in this country in 2017. they also say counterterrorism experts that extremist related killings, 70% of them were created by members ofhe far right or white supremacists. in western europe it's on the rise too. it's real and growing. david. >> terry, thank you. meantime with this global headline the mass shooting we're following you can understand the
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unease when the emergency calls began in mall evacuated. smoke could be seen coming from the mall. marci gonzalez on the scene where authorities are reassuring the public. >> reporter: tonight, panic at the mall after reports of a man with a gun inside. >> century city mall, additional call is currently locked inside. customer came in saying unknown person has a gun. people running and screaming inside the mall. >> reporter: worried shoppers and employees seen running from the scene as a massive police contingency converges on the mall. >> reporter: inside pliz police with guns drawn reports of a suspicious package at the amazon book store. smoke seen billowing from the mall surrounding streets.
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beverly hills high school locked down as a precaution. the school s >> repte wting t continue the lapdep o >>mai, you. for the first tim whathe pilot said es strugglgit the pne imm take off. panic in his voice. david kerley with what we now learned tonight. >> reporter: the ethiopian airlines 737 max 8 that left this crater had trouble at take off, the captain reported. and tonight an account of the drama that unfolded with the wild up and down movements of the jet. the "new york times" reporting the captain, in a panicky voice, calls out "break, break, request back to home. request vector for landing." but the jetliner with 157 on board, traveling at 430 miles an hour, crashes three minutes later. french investigators reportedly
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started working to extract data from the two black boxes today. an aviation source says it could be monday before anything is made public. on the ground, investigators are interested in the tail section of the jet, the horizontal stabilizer which controls nose up and down movement, specifically the jack screw which moves that part. a source says it was found in a nose down position. with the 370 jetliners towed and parked around the world, american airlinesety feature which nosed down the aircraft, a feature few pilots knew about and heatedly complained to boeing about in a meeting. >> after the lion air tragedy we learned that there was equipment on our aircraft that we were not aware of. it wasn't even on our books. >> wasn't in their books. that was alarming when we heard that. david kerley live with us from
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reagan airport. david we know after the lion air crash the faa issued a directive about that system. we understand a software update is coming. that still hasn't happened yet? >> so far now. boeing says its working on the software enhancement and it will be available in the next kouping weeks, the coming weeks. the faa says likely the end of the month. >> david, thank you. we move on to a first for president trump tonight. we watched this play out late this afternoon. the president signing hisst veto since taking office, rejecting the bipartisan vote to overturn the president's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. the president said it's his quote duty to veto it. william barr standing off to his side. nancy pelosi scheduling an override vote. something else president trump said today of the russia
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investigation there should be no mueller report. it comes 24 hours after the house voted overwhelmingly democrats and republicans in favor of the making the mueller report public for americans to read. will they be able to? mary bruce on the hill tonight. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after a resolution to make the mueller report public, the president responded tweeting the special investigator should never have been apt pointed. law makers say the american people deserve to see the results. >> the tax payers paid millions to get this information. >> reporter: the measure was killed in the senate by one of the president's stop allies senator lindsey graham. what gets made public is up to the new attorney. he promised transparency. >> i am going to make as much information available as i can consistent with the rules and
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regulations that are part of the special counsel regulations. >> mary bruce, live on the hill. mary, attorney general william barr right there with the president when he signed that veto. the president standing up to congress on the emergency declaration. as you reported the house sending a message on the mueller report saying this should be made public. it was democrats and republicans that said this. william barr has promised transparency when it comes to the mueller report. >> david, the attorney general told congress he will be as transparent as he can be. despite what the president said today a majority of americans, 81%, say they do want to see the special counsel's findings. david. >> mary bruce, thank you. the bomb cyclone that tore across about half the country this week. we saw traffic paralyzed on the highway in colorado. the system spawning a dozen tornados in several states.
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raging water sweeping away buildings on highway 12 in nebraska. thousands of sandbags have been placed around a nuclearvillebro. we're joined by rob marciano. >> hi david. so many rivers in flood stage n including one near the reactor. wiscons wisconsin, dakota. we could see this in northern new york and northern new england because it's been so warm. once it passes through it will be cooler and quieter for the rest of the weekend. david. >> thank you, rob. new fall out tonight linked to two famous names. felicity huffman back at the courthouse today. more famous names including phil mickelson and joe montana.
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they say that worked college counselor now in trouble, but were not part of the front. here's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: tonight, felicity huffman and her husband william h. macy spotted walking back into federal court in los angeles. the actress removing her social media accounts. she once played the mom scheming in this episode of "desperate housewives." >> a generous donation will ensure our kids beat 'em out. >> how generous? >> $15,000. >> reporter: but in real life huffman is facing criminal charges for spending $15,000 to so her daughter could cheat on the a.s.a.t.s. >> reporter: and tonight reports the daughters of actress lori loughlin won't be returning to usc after their parents were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get them into the school. last year olivia giannulli joked about not attending high school classes. >> i'mal at epte b with the social medial
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influencer. >> highlight palette. >> reporter: meanwhile mom loughlin losing all her work with the hallmark network. and we're now learning of more famous families who worked with that the alleged mastermind and college counselor. they're not accused of any wrong doing. sports stars joe montana and phil mickelson insisting they never participated in any fraud. the three-time masters champion saying he's shocked. adding we're not part of the fraud. "our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere." david the ring leader in all this saying he's worked with 750 families. now several elite prep schools have been subpoenaed in connection with this admissions scandal. david. >> kayna, thanks for your reporting. north korea threatening to break off talks with the u.s. and resume nuclear testing. the regime said it's upset president trump and kim jong-un couldn't reach an agreement.
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new zealand war memorial. they're united against hate at new zealand house in london. christians handing out tulips. in new zealand tonight, a stadium silent, their arms around each other as that nation mourns. another week of a heightened state of alert at mosques after 49 people were killed in a cold brooded attack in new zealand. >> clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act ofence. >> self-proclaimed white supremacist arrested, two others in custody. >> just came in.
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i'm thinking that, if i get out -- just keeping my fingers crossed. >> gunman, a fan of social media. posted a 74-page manifesto online. >> the united states condemns this hateful assault. good afternoon. the suspect live streamed his attacks on facebook and we have team coverage for you this afternoon. >> abc 7 news reporter david louie is live in the south bay with a look at what social media companies are doing. but we begin with reporter elizabeth hur live in new york city. elizabeth? >> we just got an update from police. they say their primary suspect, the 28-year-old was just in courts and so far charged with murder. but they say more charges are coming. they say they still have a lot of questions but they are certain this was a hate crime. >> the terror attack that rocked new zealand, authority say was motivated by hate. >> we reject and condemn you.
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>> the prime minister condemning the first terror attack with police alleging one suspect wri anti-immigrant statements online. the discovery made after two mosques miles apart came under attack by at least one gunman targeting muslims attending friday prayers. >> people are running out. i saw some people had blood on

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