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and our top story this morning, the louisiana movie theater shooting. at least three people dead at a lafayette, louisiana, movie theater. the gunman among the dead. we know at least eight people have gone to the hospital injured, at least wounded, some critically we're told here. now, the lone gunman described as a 58-year-old white male who shot himself. police said he just started firing randomly. police also decided to detonate his car, fearing there were explosives inside. stay with us here at abc news all morning long. the story continues to have new developments that come in. we know that at least one victim has been released from the hospital. we were told someone else was in surgery and was not doing well. we'll get the update about that.
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but it's just here we go again, just as we have so much focus on colorado and that movie theater shooting that trial going on. here we go another one taking place in lafayette, louisiana. no word on motive right now. >> we are hearing late-breaking details about heroes inside that theater. two teachers acted very quickly and saved what are believed to be many more lives. we're going to move to indiana, where teenagers out for a birthday celebration took a terrifying turn when their limo got stuck on some train tracks. >> and a freight train was barreling right at them. this was captured on camera. abc's matt gutman with the details here. >> reporter: this sweet 16 turned instantly bitter. this white stretch limo cantilevered over the tracks. >> it's not going to stop! it's not going to stop! >> reporter: this man desperately waving that handkerchief. watch that crunching collision again. the wheels screeching against the track, steel on steel.
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luckily, more than ten passengers managed to pile out of the limo before it was impaled and pushed hundreds of yards. accidents like these happen on average six times a day, with a fatality nearly every day. in indiana, that limo driver sprints up to the engineer, asking -- >> did you see me? >> i sure did. i got 10,000 tons behind me, though. >> i know, i know. i'm sorry. >> reporter: the experts tell us it would take a freight train moving at about the same speed as that train a full mile to come to a complete stop. that could take two minutes. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> police apparently not saying why he ventured over the train tracks the limo driver. >> got stuck. what a great back-and-forth there. why didn't you stop? you can't just pump the brakes on a locomotive like that. i got 10,000 tons. stop on a dime. nobody hurt here. coming up here, saving sharks. with fear at an all-time high a
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beauty queen says she's trying to help these sea creatures, but her methods not sitting well with critics. is she really trying to help? >> interesting story. also ahead in this half hour another earth? the amazing, new discovery of a planet that scientists think could be earth's cousin. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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>> reporter: ask most beauty pageant contestants about their passion projects and the answer will rarely include sharks unless you ask 21-year-old miss maine usa contestant marissa butler. wrangling or reeling in sharks, tagging them so conservationists can keep track of their population. >> not a lot of people view sharks as something that needs to be saved. 70 to 100 million sharks are killed yearly and people just don't know about it. >> reporter: but these photos of the bikini-clad beauty queen are causing more backlash. some shark experts saying she may be doing more harm than good. >> the fact that they're pulling the shark out of the water and on to the beach leaves little hope that the shark is going to survive. >> reporter: marisa argues that bringing them to shore is the safest way for her her and fellow volunteers to tag them. >> we try to keep it so they're not completely out of the water. we try not to completely beach the shark so they can still have water going over his gills. >> reporter: still, other
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conservationists are questioning her motives, suggesting these pictures are meant to bring more attention to her than the sharks. >> "shark week" happens and this story breaks after that. if you want to market yourself, this would be the time to do it. >> reporter: undeterred butler says she's planning to continue to keep tagging, even making shark conservation her platform for her upcoming competition in november. >> we're not doing this for media attention. if we're getting a beautiful photo that gets people to see sharks are something that needs to be protected, then why not use that photo? >> all right, here's the problem, if you want to tag a shark, you can order shark tags yourself -- >> i did not know that. >> -- and go out and start tagging sharks. noaa will let anybody do this. but they will tell you, when you tag a shark, they tell you, don't pull a shark on to the sand, don't sit on a shark. don't pose for pictures with the shark. >> it's a threat. >> you do not do it. don't handle the shark. the guy in the pictures her boyfriend has been doing this for years. he got a little internet notoriety for wrangling a shark to the beach.
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time for "the mix." let's go to ocean city, maryland. we've been on vacation before. you go out there and you get your umbrella everybody's hanging out with the big, blue umbrellas on the beach. well when a storm comes, this happens, all right? >> oh. >> they take off. a storm was coming. you see some of the guys out there hustling trying to get these things but this got a little out of control, and they didn't know what to do. i don't know if they finally collected them all, but you see a guy in the middle there. he tries to throw one umbrella at another umbrella to try to get it to stop. it didn't work? okay, it didn't work. i've never seen this before. but these winds were pretty strong. no one was injured here but there have been cases in years past. these things are huge and weigh a lot and they could knock you over. >> sounds like a marketing opportunity. >> for?
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>> some sort of device that holds in umbrellas on the beach. >> why don't you just giveaway that idea? we could have kept it for ourself. another idea, how do you stay relatively inexpensive in new york city over night? try this a cab. it's a new air b&b option. it's in long island city back of a cab. there's no toilet no wi-fi and no electricity, but for almost $70, this could be yours. >> no toilet? >> no toilet. >> no way. >> polka now. ♪ broadway's lyric theater with cast members of "on the town." ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather, all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ if you're an insomniac and a good night sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ on the town you and me there's a lot for us to see ♪ ♪ here's a few examples ♪
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breaking news this morning on "world news now." deadly gunshots in a crowded louisiana movie theater. the desperate search for answers after a gunman opens fire at random before taking his own life. happening now, more than a dozen fires burning through a wide area of the west. the rapidly spreading flames and the evacuees forced out of harm's way. airline outrage. the feds say the captain was not in control when a jet landed nose first. the investigation and the airline's actions. and later in "the skinny," michael jackson's wish to play a character in a "star wars" movie. the new revelations years after his death and how that role went to somebody else. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan.
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good morning, everyone. let's get to our breaking story. three people are dead after a man opened fire in a louisiana movie theater and then killed himself. >> two of the injured are school teachers, one of whom pulled the fire alarm to evacuate the building. police later detonated suspicious packages found in the suspect's car. let's get the very latest from the abc's dave packer. >> reporter: gunfire sent police swarming to the grand 16 movie theater in lafayette, louisiana. >> four officers entered the theater to engage the shooter. they did hear shots being fired at that time. >> reporter: eyewitnesss describe the desperate rush to escape. >> the whole group of people, teenage areas mainly, running out, telling everybody to run for their life. then we saw a lady with blood all over her leg. i just grabbed my child, and i mean, we just all ran. >> guards or something came to us and told everybody to get out. so we ran outside. and then a lady right there, she
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was in a dress and there was blood everywhere. that's when we realized what was going on. >> reporter: at least nine people were taken to the hospital by ambulance. >> all of a sudden, we hear gunshots. the sirens inside the theater starts going off and it's telling everyone we need to evacuate the building quickly. we go outside and we see a lady laying down. she's shot in her leg. >> reporter: the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. louisiana's governor bobby jindal rushed to the scene. >> this as awful night for lafayette. this is an awful night for louisiana. this is an awful night for the united states. but we will get through this. >> reporter: moviegoers were watching "trainwreck," amy schumer's new comedy. the star tweeted "my heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in louisiana." dave packer, abc news, new york. >> stay here with us as we continue to get the latest developments coming into us overnight. also you can get the latest on "good morning america" and also "america this morning," coming up in just a bit. memorial services are being held for the victims of last week's shooting attack in military facilities in chattanooga, tennessee. today, 35-year-old marine staff
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sergeant david wyatt will be buried. he's the first of the funerals for the five service members killed. americans carrying flags lined the route yesterday in atlanta when the bodies of marine skip wells was brought home from the airport to a funeral home. medical examiners in suburban houston say that the evidence backs them up. the preliminary autopsy of sandra bland shows no signs of violent struggle or homicide. investigators say the young, black woman committed suicide in her jail cell and her injuries are consistent with that. but a prisoner in an adjacent cell says bland was distraught while in jail. her family has ordered its own autopsy. well the wildfires incinerating popular vacation spots in the west show no signs of slowing down. the inferno raging in california's napa valley only 15% contained right now, producing fast-moving flames smoke so thick, it could be seen more than 50 miles away. abc's aditi roy is there for us. >> reporter: watch this building
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consumed by flames collapsing 1 of 200 buildings and homes in the path of this wicked wildfire in napa county, california. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: this car that crashed and caught fire could be what started this blaze. the fire now nearly 7,000 acres. 15% of it contained. >> we were pretty active there for a few hours. >> reporter: the driest conditions in history fueling at least 18 western wildfires. three hikers rescued and families across two communities under mandatory evacuations. >> they made me get up out of my chair, turn my tv off and get moving. >> reporter: the flames jumping this dirt road, threatening wildlife and sending these cattle and horses running. what makes this fire in napa county especially challenging is that it's so tough for firefighters to get to it. look at the smoke rising on the from the steep hills and the conditions bone dry. aditi roy, abc news winters,
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california. in montana's glacier national park an elite firefighting team is taking command of that stubborn fire. fast-moving flames have scorched nearly six square miles of that popular vacation spot. that has visitors scrambling often, just moments to spare. >> i think if we would have been there another five minutes, it would have been too late. >> another concern for fire crews there, grizzly bears. officials say the flames are forcing them out of the wilderness, making an already dangerous operation even more risky. firefighters in montana getting a break in today's forecast. cooler weather moving in. winds are dying down. cooler in california's fire zone with damp air in the napa valley. violent storms threaten iowa and minnesota. downpours with up to 3 inches of rain in parts of the southeast. oppressive heat in texas and louisiana. >> triple digits in dallas and phoenix, 90s in denver, new orleans and minneapolis. 80s in portland, chicago and new york. 70s in seattle and boston. federal investigators say pilot error caused a rough
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landing at new york's laguardia airport two years ago. the southwest airlines flight slammed nose first onto the runway, causing chaos on board. passengers were evacuated down slides. ten suffered minor injuries. the captain had taken over control from the co-pilot. the ntsb says he should have aborted the landing and gone around, however. >> said oh, boy, somebody was desperate to get that airplane on the ground and overdid it went too far down the runway too fast too high, and should have gone around. >> the safety board said the late change in control left both pilots unable to monitor the plane's altitude. the captain was fired. southwest says the first officer was given additional training. president obama is heading back to his ancestral homeland. he arrives in kenya today. that's the birthplace of his estranged father. it's the first leg of a two-nation trip to africa, a journey that's dotted with firsts. he's the first sitting u.s. president to visit kenya. he is also the first american president to visit ethiopia. and yet in another first, he'll
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also address the african union on sunday. well, donald trump is rattling fellow republicans, threatening to run as an independent. if he's not treated with respect. he displayed that same self-confidence during a visit to the border town of laredo, texas, to tout his position on immigration and mexican border security. trump insists hispanics love him, despite his recent controversial comments painting mexican immigrants as criminals. a plan to hike the new york state minimum wage for fast-food workers has some franchise workers considering a lawsuit. they say that plan which would raise the wage to $15 an hour is unfair because it doesn't apply to other low-wage industries. workers celebrated when the plan was announced. critics say it could lead to higher prices or job losses. don't you have a pair of chucks? chucks sneakers? >> i do, i have several pairs. >> the famous chuck taylor converse sneakers getting a new makeover.
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called the chuck taylor all-star 2 or all-star 2 for short. they're the first update to the brand since they debuted nearly 100 years ago. is that right? they've been around that long? >> since basketball started. these were some of the first basketball shoes. >> i did not note that little bit of trivia. well the new chucks will have more support, which converse says means more comfort, and they go on sale next tuesday in four different colors. are you going to trade your chucks in? >> i'll keep my old chucks. i'll just get some new chucks. but yes, people love these things. >> what do they call that when something's old? old fashioned? i'm having a memory blank at this hour. >> should we wait? >> vintage, vintage. that's the word. >> there it is. >> your vintage shoes come up for sale. we'll tell you about a lottery winner now here in new york. they have a great sense for the dramatic or they have no idea they've got millions waiting on them. it's a lottery winner. these flyers are up now featuring a stick figure. they're posted up in a brooklyn neighborhood. >> the winner whoever he or she is bought the winning $7 million ticket at a deli last july 24th.
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that's last year. the ticket good for one year. >> so that means the big prize must be claimed today or the ticket is no good and $7 million is gone. nobody here has that ticket. this is just -- we've got to get the word out on this. >> you know, maybe he's trying to hide it from his wife. that's all i could think of. >> why does it have to be an a guy? why the can't it be a woman trying to hide from a husband? >> guy probably found it, waiting till the last minute. >> this is guy behavior? >> could be guy behavior. more likely than -- women would be starting to think of all the charities she's going to help sisters in her lives, you know. women help each other. >> and men do what? >> men run. we've got "the skinny" -- oh man, this is a horrible story to tease now after coming off all this. nfl superstar's in trouble after sending out party invitations for ladies only. >> t.j. i just proved my point. also the role the late michael jackson wanted to play in a "star wars" movie. who got that role and why. but first, a brand-new discovery in space, a planet that could be our cousin. but can it support life? you're watching "world news
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and learn more about the kinds of plans that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. our top story, police are trying to figure out a motive for why a lone gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in lafayette, louisiana, last night. at least three people are dead including the shooter who turned a gun on himself. more than half a dozen people were wounded. the ages of those victims range from late teens into the 60s. police believe that gunman acted alone. the police also believe he did have a handgun. people were in there watching this movie "trainwreck." the star of the movie, amy
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schumer, has tweeted out that her heart is breaking over what we've all seen here at a time when we're keeping an eye on that colorado movie theater, james holmes being convicted. now here we are again talking about an active shooter, massive shooting in this country. and here we go again at a movie theater. we are keeping a close eye on this. we'll bring developments to you. now to dallas. an amazing act of heroism captured on camera. a motorcyclist trapped under a vehicle after colliding with a car. several individuals, including police officers and firefighters lift the car up and others pull the woman out from under the car. eyewitnesss say the car was crushing the cyclist. she was gasping for air. police say the woman did not suffer any major injuries. nasa says its kepler space telescope has made a remarkable discovery, uncovering a new, earth-like planet. >> and scientists say it's so much like earth, they're hoping it can support life.
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here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: in the world of astronomy, this is the holy grail, the nearest thing yet to another earth, kepler 452b circling a sun slightly brighter than our own, the discovery the second big news in a week from nasa. [ cheers and applause ] last week mission control burst into cheers as nasa's new horizons gave us a close-up view of pluto, including an animated flyover of pluto's icy mountains and plains. this new earth from the kepler space telescope launched six years ago. kepler's mission, to find what astronomers sometimes called goldilocks planets, where conditions might be just right to sustain life. kepler 452b is bigger than earth. it could have water and atmosphere. we just don't know. and it's 1,400 light years away. but possibly some day, a new
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home. david wright, abc news, new york. >> david wright moving us right ahead, one day a new home. all right. >> apparently, oh, you're right. how did you know about that? >> you know what this is? this is our graphics department. just lazy. >> lazy? why? >> because we used this one last week. >> did we? >> yes, they didn't have to make a new one. >> i kind of like this one. what would you make a new one when this one was so perfect? >> dusted off the shelf. >> i think we should consider a show in outer space. >> a show in outer space? we have a hard time getting this one down on earth. >> but i think we would have -- >> what? >> -- better options in outer space. >> oh, my goodness. >> maybe we would float better. >> i should apologize to the graphics department, by the way. >> yes, you should! >> you guys do a great job. why don't y'all bring that picture next to us with that clunker, the "driving miss daisy" picture? >> those are my favorite two, the clunker, just married photo of us and nasa. all right, coming up here an nfl star throws a party. big deal right? but it's getting a lot of attention, especially from his
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new team. plus, the movie role michael jackson wanted but would be glad he didn't get. we'll explain in "the skinny" up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ okay leading us off in "the skinny" this morning, a star nfl running back looking to have a
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skinnilicious party. >> yes, lesean mccoy, a former philadelphia eagles running back. he's with the bills this season. apparently his team wasn't fond of him using the buffalo bills logo on an instagram invite for a private party. >> here's that post. it features mccoy whose nickname is shady for way he eludes defenders on the field. but the problem here is the bills logo. it's nfl policy for players to get their team's consent before using the logo. that post now deleted. >> yes, but the reason the story was trending overnight is because sports fans were having fun, because if you look closely there at the bottom it says "females only" is a requirement. >> oh. >> you have to be over 21 years old. it's going to be him and a bunch of women. >> some people did rsvp. they received an e-mail with further details, including a request for social media info and a confidentiality agreement. don't you always have people sign confidentiality -- oh, hello. >> no i do not. >> shady apparently can't party
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too hard, though. he's got to the report to training camp on the 30th. >> better get that over with before he has to start work. one of the most ridiculed characteristics from the "star wars" universe wasn't in the original movies. he made his first appearance in the middle there. this is 1999 episode one. he became emblematic of many fans distaste for the newer prequel series. >> his random goofiness was the object of much scorn, which is why it is interesting that the man who originally wished to play jar jar is michael jackson. luckily for him, the role went to someone else. >> according to variety, the guy who ended up playing jar jar binx was ahmad best. he was introduced to michael jackson by gorgeous lucas. lucas said to jackson this is jar jar. best thought that was kind of strange so he later asked lucas why he did that. he revealed to him michael wanted to play jar jar binks but wanted to do it with live action with "thrilleresque" live makeup. lucas was not into that idea.
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people hated that character. you couldn't understand what he was saying either. it was just odd. >> we loved "thriller." so what could have been? >> maybe he could have added something to the rule. >> we should phone lucas right now. what's he doing at this hour? >> out in california this hour making millions. >> maybe he's watching us. let's call him. after the success of the box office for "jurassic world," a sequel is in the works. >> stars chris platt and bryce dallas howard will return. and steven spielberg will executive produce it. we have an opening date for it, june 22nd, 2018. >> the film has already moved into the number three slot for a top-grossing film of all time with a monstrous $1.5 billion in ticket sales, and it still hasn't opened yet in japan. finally, we've got to help grandmaster flash get his car back. the hip-hop legend has been pushed over the edge and told tmz that a dopey valet at a garage here in new york simply gave some other guy the keys to his ride. >> this the car, a 2014 custom white dodge charger. it's nicknamed ghost.
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finally this half hour, our look back on this week's headlines. >> for a hot week in the middle of the summer, the news was certainly moving pretty quickly. it's all wrapped up now in our "friday rewind." >> you just slammed my head into the ground. do you not even care about that? >> the death of ms. bland was a tragic incident not one of criminal intent or a criminal act. >> this investigation is still being treated just as it would be a murder investigation. >> i'm still just at a loss for words, honestly about this whole process how this switching lanes with no signal turned into all of this. i have decided to run for president of the united states. >> do you owe john mccain an apology? >> no, not at all. >> what could john mccain have done not to be captured? >> well, i do say this. people that fought hard and weren't captured and went
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through a lot, they get no credit. nobody even talks about them. they're like forgotten. >> what i think he should do is it apologize not families and those who have served. >> i'm sure the republicans are enjoy mr. trump's current dominance of their primary. >> anything that makes them look less crazy. >> do you think that your current president, president castro, will come visit the united states? >> i'm sure, but i don't know when. >> and president obama visiting cuba? >> let me say that president obama will be really welcome in havana city. >> i was waiting for it to come at me as i was swimming. i was like, ah! >> did you get a couple punches in? >> i punched in the back. i turned around slammed both hands at the counter, then pointed at the child and said "this has got to stop!" oh, and then the mother screamed at me because i was yelling at her child. you know what, lady, you should have taken the kid outside. i can't wait to see kaitlyn
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cry like a little [ bleep ]. she's a dirty [ bleep ] who treats people like [ bleep ]. >> i mean, that was a mother who said that to me. >> i'll tell you this. i will take you as a role model for my kids over anybody who would be a cyberbully and spew that kind of hate. >> and don't forget our "bachelorette" season recap next week. you can't miss it. it's going to be good. quickly, the winner of our mug shot competition. remember the big contest we had? what unique way have you been spending your summer? >> yes. congratulations now to melissa mckinney. now, that's a good way to spend your summer. >> wow. >> she's getting a mug for doing this. she learned how to climb to the top of a water skiing pyramid with her team this summer. >> you know where? >> where was it? >> cypress water ski team. that's near my hood in tampa, florida. so, wow. >> now you want to claim it. >> yes. i want to claim someone who's so talented like that. congratulations. >> not the silly stuff. >> don't forget to follow us at facebook. >> now you're a floridian. >> i'm always -- >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing
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good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. >> and i'm reena ninan. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." a gunman opened fire in a louisiana movie theater before killing himself. at least two other people are dead and about half a dozen wounded. police say they don't have a motive, but they believe he acted alone. the latest in just a moment. texas prosecutors say preliminary results from an autopsy seem to confirm that sandra bland committed suicide. there were no injuries indicating a struggle or homicide in the young, black woman's jail cell. the family has ordered its own autopsy. president obama heading back to his ancestral homeland. he arrives in kenya today, the birthplace of his father. he will also visit ethiopia. and a republican presidential candidate is threatening to take his voter support and run as an
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independent if party leaders and rivals don't start treating him with respect. that candidate, of course, donald trump. those are some of our top stories on this friday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with our breaking news. at least three people are dead after a gunman opened fire in a louisiana movie theater. at least seven people were wounded, and some are in critical condition. >> the gunman was a 58-year-old white male. witnesses say he was sitting in the movie theater when the movie started. then he just got up and started opening fire with a handgun. apparently, just doing this at random. police believe he acted alone in the theater. they're not sure why. >> four officers entered the theater to engage the shooter. upon making entry is that it appears that the shooter has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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>> this is an awful night for lafayette. this is an awful night for louisiana. this is an awful night for the united states, but we will get through this. >> and stories coming out of the theater, including the fact that a wounded teacher set off a fire alarm to evacuate the building. police say the gunman also had no recent criminal history, even though he did have some criminal history, nothing recent. it the theater had just begun showing amy schumer's "train wreck." that movie. that's what everybody was watching at the time. >> about 20 minutes into the viewing. apparently they're also at this hour trying to determine a motive. they've been talking to eyewitnesss, family members, relatives of the shooter to try and determine why this happened. >> and again, it's at a time when so much attention is focused on what is happening in colorado as that death penalty phase of that movie theater shooting trial is wrapping up. and here we go again, talking about another active shooter situation, another mass shooting situation in this country. just so happened that the president gave an interview earlier in the day to bbc in which he said one of the most frustrating parts of his presidency is that he was not able to get anything done about
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gun violence getting any types of gun control legislation through congress. he says he's going to continue to work on that his last 18 months in office but it just so happened those happened on the same day. stay with us here. we follow all the developments for you out of louisiana, and continue to update the breaking story all morning long. the updates coming to us every few minutes as we get updates. the latest on "america this morning" as well as "good morning america." the louisiana shootings happening three years after the james holmes shooting in colorado, also a movie theater. his trial is now in the penalty phase. jurors agreed yesterday that it was cruel enough to justify the death penalty. holmes' attorney then asked him to spare his life claiming the attack was the act of someone with "a broken mind." the jury also heard from ten defense witnesses yesterday, including some of holmes' former teachers who said he was never mean as a child. two brothers in custody accused of stabbing to death five relatives in their oklahoma home. police say an 18-year-old has
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confessed. and it may have been part of a planned killing spree. abc's ryan owens with this story. >> reporter: broken arrow, oklahoma, has one, maybe two murders a year but this community is reeling from five the worst crime anyone here can remember. >> it weighs a lot on us, especially when the victims involved are juveniles. >> reporter: 11:30 the 911 call comes in. it's silent. no one on the line. when police arrive to investigate, they see two young men running out of the back door of the home. canines soon track down 18-year-old robert bever and his 16-year-old brother in the woods behind the home. inside, horror. five members of the brothers' family found stabbed to death. their parents, david and april bever, their 12 and 17-year-old brothers, and their 5-year-old sister. two siblings survived the rampage. a 13-year-old sister is in the hospital, and the family's baby, a 2-year-old girl, the only one left unhurt.
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neighbors say this family has been a mystery for years. >> they weren't real social. their kids were homeschooled. so, we didn't see their kids in school. >> reporter: five of them are dead two accused of their murders. police don't yet have a motive. one calling this the worst single criminal event in this town's history. ryan owens, abc news, katy, texas. the son of the boston police captain has been indicted for an alleged isis-inspired terror plot. he was indicted by a massachusetts grand jury on weapons and assault charges. the 23-year-old man reportedly is mentally ill and obsessed with islam. investigators say he plotted to detonate pressure cooker bombs at a university. he was arrested on july 4th after allegedly accepting the delivery of four guns. wildfires are raging in the drought-ravaged west, the driest conditions in years fueling flames in six states. the inferno in california's napa valley is only about 15% contained this morning, flames shooting 100 feet into the air, driven by gusty winds.
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nearly 7,000 acres have burned, destroying at least one structure. hundreds have been evacuated. conditions are equally dangerous in montana's glacier national park where flames have destroyed more than six square miles. that wildfire has been so unpredictable, tourists have to grab what they can with just a few moments' notice and try and get out. abc's kayna whitworth has details. >> yeah we've got to get going, dad. >> reporter: a frantic son urging his dad, "we need to get out." >> dude, that can get over here really fast. >> reporter: just one of many families scrambling for safety at the world-famous glacier national park in montana. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: larry duncan's 16-year-old son lakota documenting the moment as his family tries to outrun a wall of fire. >> go! go, dad, go. yes, go! i think if we had been there another five minutes, it would have been too late. >> reporter: panic kicking in. watch as they speed up. >> wow. >> i don't want to die in flames. go, now. go. fast! dad, go! it just looked like it was going to engulf us very, very quickly. >> wow.
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>> reporter: for some families, it was too late. they had to abandon their cars, firefighters taking them to safety. the fire continues to grow. it's so complex and so dangerous, a new command team will be taking over. and the small town of st. mary, not evacuated yet, but on edge. are you ready to go? >> you bet, but i will be back. >> reporter: you can clearly see the wind pushing the smoke towards town, and that's a concern for firefighters. also, it's no secret that this is bear country, and officials tell me the fire is forcing them out of the wilderness. they know of several grizzles in the area so they are urging people to be extra cautious. kayna whitworth, abc news glacier national park. as for today's forecast a break for firefighters in montana with the winds dying down, temperatures dropping. cooler damp weather moves into northern california. violent storms threaten des moines and minneapolis. heavy downpours with up to 3 inches of rain in parts of the southeast. >> triple digits in dallas and phoenix as well as 0i89s90s in
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denver kansas and d.c. 80s in new york portland and detroit. 70s in boston and seattle. now to a consumer alert. up a baby recalling 71,000 strollers. nearly two dozen children have bitten off a piece of the stroller's foam crossbar. the recall covers a 2015 cruise and vista strollers and also rumble seats, add-on seats to put a second child in a stroller. upababy is offering a free fix. now to what could be a major advance in treating cataracts. researchers in california discovered steroid eye drops that can shrink and dissolve cataracts in a matter of months. if the drops work in people it can be an alternative to painful surgery. the next step trials on patients trying to preserve their vision. >> we've done au sorts of reporting about sharks this summer. >> yes. >> attacks in north carolina and florida, the surfer who fought off a great white in south africa your tour of sharks in bahamas. >> it's been a shark summer, has
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it not, for a lot of reasons. but we're going to go back to the beach now, and particularly in ocean city maryland where a couple of guys night fishing on the beach hook not one but two in the same night. they believe both were sandbar sharks. these sharks are essentially considered harmless to human beings. >> apparently the fishermen said their power was incredible to feel on the beach yesterday. the guys and their families were mostly staying out of the water, or at least kind of close to shore. >> what do they do with the sharks? what's the word? do they toss them back? was it catch-and-release or did these guys take them home? we don't know. >> we don't know. coming up here we're heading into the boxing ring and playing with vintage video games in this week's "insomniac theater." >> gameboy? >> is it? >> well, this is not gameboy. it's raising a family with two moms and a dad. it's called polyamorous, a marriage with a new spin on it for a modern family. first, the hazards of forgetting a child in a hot car. how quickly the temperature goes into the danger zone. stay with us on "world news
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see what i'm saying? acne won't last. but for now, let's be clear. clearasil works fast. well, back to our top story here. the movie "trainwreck" had just started in a lafayette, louisiana, movie theater, when one of the patrons got up and started shooting randomly then took his own life. two people were killed in that shooting, several people wounded. police say they don't have a motive and they might never get one, but they believe the shooter, a 58-year-old white male had a criminal history and acted alone. to los angeles, a bank robbery suspect nicknamed the snowbird bandit is being held on more than $200,000 bail. police say he's a 70-year-old former lapd detective. he's accused of robbing five banks in orange county since march. the man's family provided the information that eventually led to his arrest. well hot summer
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temperatures make plenty of us uncomfortable. we all know sitting in a hot car can be miserable. >> certainly can. and when it comes to kids being in a hot car, it's dangerous. a mother who did consider that is now in trouble as abc's gio benitez reports. >> reporter: you're looking at an arizona woman walking into a walmart for a little shopping. the only thing is, she's left her 2-year-old in her locked car on a hot day. listen as someone in the parking lot sees the little girl and calls 911. >> are the windows cracked? >> no, not at all. >> does she seem in distress? like, sweating? >> yeah, she's sweating a lot. >> reporter: mom keeps shopping for 20 minutes. police arrive to break open the window of the car. while mom walks out of the store, officers confront her. the video blurred to comply with arizona law. >> the hottest spot in that car with the doors open was 117. >> reporter: recently, we tested firsthand what a hot car can do to an adult body. i'm wired up. it's about 90 degrees outside. let's go. in just 30 minutes, my body temperature soared.
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>> 105. >> reporter: wow! a child's body temperature can get dangerously high in just ten minutes. every year, 37 children die from heat strokes in cars. the little girl in arizona is safe. her mom is charged with child abuse. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> walmart has teamed up with a car seat maker to make sure parents don't forget their kids in their vehicles. a first-of-its-kind seat sounds an alarm if the child is still in the seat and the car's turned off. the company says it's a way of preventing vehicular heat stroke. it costs about $150 and it will be in walmart stores next month. >> it's amazing something like this is necessary. it's amazing somebody could forget their child in a hot car. but you know good people with good intentions can make some mistakes sometimes. >> and that's sort of the point, that they're saying that's why they feel the alarm is going to be a big help for some people. well coming up, a marriage of a threesome. meet the family that wants us to think about the way we think about marriage. >> why they claim when it comes to parenting, three is even
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♪ all right, when it comes to marriage everyone's got an opinion these days. the folks you're about to meet, their marriage is certainly nontraditional. >> that's because there's three of them and they all say they love each other, including their children, equally. we're "up all nightline" with abc's abbie boudreau. >> reporter: oh, the sweet sounds of morning. as a new parent, the bed you once shared with your partner now a little more crowded, and all the more so when there are three parents in that bed. >> i'll take care of him. >> reporter: meet the phoenix steins. danny, melinda and john, and their babies ella and oliver, born just five weeks apart. these two moms and one dad are polyamorous. so if you're not a couple, what do you call yourselves?
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>> we're a triad. >> some people say thriple. >> i like that one too. >> reporter: but they want to make it clear they are not positively ga mists like the families made famous in "big love." >> hello? >> what do you think you're doing? >> sleep well? >> and "sister wives." >> polygamy is one man with two women who the women don't share necessarily a relationship together. polya polyamory, everyone is openly sharing love with one another. >> equally. >> equally. >> reporter: for them it's about sharing parenting responsibilities equally, too. balancing work life and family time. >> let's make you happy. >> reporter: there's almost always a parent present with the two children. a strong family unit has been the goal since exchanging vows in an intimate three-way wedding ceremony last year. >> i'm married to jonathan. he's my husband. i'm married to danielle. she's my wife. i'm going to be committed to
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them with my heart and my body. >> reporter: although the union is not legally recognized. >> if marriage is defined by something legal, then we're not married. but marriage means something deeper than a signed piece of paper. >> reporter: in a time when attitudes about marriage are shifting. last month, the supreme court handed down this historic decision. >> that the united states is now a nation where gay people can get married. >> reporter: the phoenix steins are pushing their definition of family with the web series "looks like love to me." >> it stings a little bit every time you guys leave together and it hurts because i feel like i'm missing out on that family time. >> who wrote the formula of one man, one woman and their 2 1/2 kids? >> we're trying to be the pioneers like in the civil rights movement. >> reporter: but these relationships can be inherently tricky. >> with three people i think there needs to be even more planning to be able to figure out, how are we actually going to structure this. >> there's definitely times where i feel like i've needed more and not getting that. and then that comes up in conversation.
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>> reporter: for now, they are not planning on expanding their triad, but it's not off the table. >> the family unit comes first. and right now we just wouldn't even have enough time you know to date anyone else. >> what's wrong with seeking your own happiness and your own fulfillment with love? shouldn't we all be in a space where we're happy? >> we're not saying that polyamory is for everyone. we're just saying let's open up a dialogue that there's other ways to do this, because the status quo just hasn't been working. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm abbie boudreau in oakland california. >> wow. >> that's all you have to say is wow? >> i learned a lot in that piece, actually. >> it started because melinda wanted to bring a man into the relationship. so the other partner kind of agreed. they made a list of qualities they wanted in a man. one of them was that he had to be very masculine. >> okay. okay. i'll go home and try this. honey, i'd like to bring another woman into the relationship. >> something tells me your wife's not going to go for that.
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keep your home healthier. ♪ we've got two movies opening at the box office. first up, the boxing drama "southpaw." >> yes. this stars a beefed up and bruised up jake gyllenhaal. he looks a lot different than he did in "night crawler," when he was a skinny character there. he plays in this movie billy hope, a middle weight champion. he's got it all, an undefeated record beautiful wife, adoring daughter. he's got all the money. tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind. when hope hits rock bottom he turns to an unlikely savior at a rundown local gym for a shot at redemption. >> all i need is six weeks. i need six weeks. i'll give you my everything. you get my everything. this is about my family.
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i can't lose my daughter. >> all right. we go to the scorecards now. and we don't necessarily have a unanimous decision. mike lasalle of the "san francisco chronicle" says it "goes beyond the specifics of boxing and becomes a universal story about tragedy and grief." but joe over at the "new york daily news" writes "when boxing cliches work, they deliver a knockout. when they don't as in "southpaw," we just get punch drunk." >> jake is so gorgeous. i'll see it no matter what. >> there you go. let me know how it is. turning to pixel and a adam sandler action movie that combines video game nostalgia of the '80s with cgi animation and the silliness expected from his happy madison productions. the plot centers around aliens discovering video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpreting them as a declaration of war. the aliens then attack earth using the video games as the models for their assaults.
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>> you and silver medal break off. >> i'll stay with big yellow. [ sirens ] >> nope! >> what's up? >> oh, yeah! >> oh, when it comes to the reviews, "pixels" does not appear to be making it past the first level. ethan alter of "film journal international" says "for everyone over the age of 10 this video game-derived disaster movie will just be a disaster." and rick bentley of "fresno bee" says "pixels" ends up having too many glitches to make it worth your quarters." >> creative writing there, but if people like these games, people like sandler, they'll go see some silliness. >> or jake gyllenhaal. >> you know, he's going to get a lot of attention, and probably oscar attention because of the way he transformed for the role.
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breaking news this morning on "world news now." a gunman opening fire in a crowded movie theater before turning the gun on himself. >> this is an awful night for lafayette. this is an awful night for louisiana. this is an awful night for the united states. >> the frightening scene, the fatalities and developments coming in. also, raging fires across the west. explosive conditions from california to montana as the flames force people out at a moment's notice. trouble on the tracks. the scare at a railroad crossing involving a big, white limo and an approaching locomotive. how did the passengers escape? and later, controversial beauty queen. the pageant contestant in a bikini posing for pictures with sharks that she drags onto the beach. who's upset and why she says she's doing it to help the sharks. it's friday, july 24th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan. and hello to you all. we have to start with breaking news. another shooting, another tragedy. and once again, we're talking about a shooting at a movie theater. this latest tragedy happening in southwestern louisiana. >> and there are already heroic stories coming in, including a teacher who pulled a fire alarm just to warn police, but police say they do not have a motive and may never know what prompted it. investigators zeroing in on the gunman's car, checking it for explosives. >> reporter: a mass shooting at this louisiana movie theater. police say at least ten shot and three confirmed dead, including the shooter, who reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. authorities reporting that 20 minutes into the 7:00 p.m. showing of "train wreck," a white male in his 50s opened
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fire with a handgun at the grand 16 theater in lafayette. >> my daughter was in the same theater in the same row as the shooter. she heard some pops, and at first, they kind of just thought it was part of a movie, and then they started seeing flashes. so that's kind of what made them realize it was a shooting. >> units were close by and responded immediately. our response time was less than a minute. four officers entered the theater to engage the shooter. they did hear shots being fired at that time. >> reporter: the gunman then turned the gun on himself. there were more than 100 people in the theater at the time. authorities reporting he acted alone and that at least eight people have been transported to the hospital, injuries ranging from nonlife-threatening to critical. "trainwreck" star amy schumer tweeting this note, saying, "my heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in louisiana." the shooter's motive remains unknown, witnesses describing the chaos inside. >> a whole bunch of girls started screaming. they came out of the theater
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saying someone got shot. >> all i saw was people running out, and i thought maybe they got caught watching a movie they weren't supposed to. then the next thing i see is a lady full of blood in a dress, and then they said there was a gun. then i just ran. >> reporter: governor bobby jindal joining local law enforcement and the fbi on the scene. >> this is an awful night for lafayette. this is an awful night for louisiana. this is an awful night for the united states. >> we do know the identity of the shooter. we are not releasing it at this time. we are right in the middle of this investigation, and we don't want to affect the integrity or the investigators' ability to do their jobs and get information on the shooter. >> well, the theater is sealed off this morning as investigators search for a motive as well as clues. stay with abc as we follow all the developments from louisiana. look for updates later this half hour and on "america this morning" as well as "good morning america." yeah, the louisiana shooting happening three years after the james holmes shooting in colorado, and a lot of attention being focused out there, of
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course, right now, because that trial is now in the penalty phase. jurors agreed yesterday, in fact, it was a cruel enough act to justify the death penalty. holmes' attorneys asking them to spare his life, however, claiming the attack was the act of someone with "a broken mind." the jury also heard from ten defense witnesses yesterday, including some of holmes' former teachers who said he was never a mean child. turn now to those major wildfires scorching thousands of acres in the west. they're worsening this morning, sending locals fleeing and tourists packing. in napa valley flames shooting 100 feet into the air. they've already burned through 10 1/2 square miles. abc's brandi hitt with the latest for us. >> reporter: flames raging out of control in northern california. >> it's close enough. i want to get out of here. >> reporter: this wildfire lighting up drought-stricken trees in seconds has burned nearly ten square miles, destroying this building and threatening hundreds of homes. >> it had jumped the road and went through the about 300 yards
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of fire on both sides. >> reporter: as fire crews used this dc-10 air tanker from above, bulldozers are building critical fire lines as wildlife flees the region. there are at least 18 large wildfires now burning in the west. >> oh, my gosh. >> go! go, dad, go. >> reporter: this inferno tearing through montana's glacier national park, where panicked visitors and campers were forced up to pack up and run. >> i don't want to die of flames. >> reporter: the fast-moving flames also shutting down roads. families had to abandon their cars. >> the road corridor was impacted pretty hard and we couldn't even get firefighters through there. >> reporter: the fire doubling in size within hours as fire crews continue to battle hot, dry conditions. strong winds up to 30 miles per hour aren't helping firefighters either. and here in california, the heat is also returning. temperatures are expected to start approaching the triple digits through the weekend. reena and t.j. >> thank you so much, brandi. today is the first day of funerals for the five service members killed in the chattanooga, tennessee, shooting
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attack last week. 35-year-old marine staff sergeant david wyatt will be buried with full honors at the chattanooga national cemetery. meantime, several marines are speaking emotionally for the first time about the deadly incident and its aftermath. >> the day that it did happen when we were released my wife came and picked me up and all we did was just hug and cry. then i went home and i couldn't stay at home. i had to leave. >> the body of another marine killed in the attack, lance corporal skip wells, arrived in atlanta yesterday. many people carrying american flags lined a procession route from the airport to the funeral home. two teenage brothers are in custody after five relatives were found stabbed to death in their oklahoma home. the victims, their parents and three siblings. investigators say they have received a full confession from the 18-year-old suspect, robert bever.
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police say the suspect told them that the murders were just the beginning of a string of killings planned. two other siblings survived the attack. investigators in texas are standing by their story that sandra bland's death in a jail cell was a suicide, while the young woman's family is awaiting results of a private autopsy. investigators say their examination found no sign of a struggle. abc's ryan smith has the latest. >> reporter: new details from the autopsy of sandra bland. authorities revealing why they believe she wasn't murdered. >> at this particular point in time, i have not seen any evidence to indicate that this is a homicide. >> reporter: according to preliminary autopsy findings, bland's hands didn't show defensive wounds, something authorities believe may be present in a homicide. and her neck wounds were seemingly consistent with a suicide. and now, this fellow inmate of bland's, alexandria pyle coming forward, housed in the cell across from the 28-year-old bland, telling our houston
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station ktrk jail was taking an emotional toll on her. >> she was crying and i could barely understand her. she was like, i'm not equipped for this kind of life. >> reporter: bland's case sparking outrage. >> get out of the car! >> and then you're going to stun me? >> i will light you up. get out! >> reporter: raising the question, what are your rights during traffic stops? we showed the video to joseph giacalone, a former nypd sergeant. >> you mind putting out your cigarette, please, if you don't mind? >> i'm in my car. why do i have to put out my cigarette? >> if they order you to put out that cigarette, do you have to put out the cigarette? >> no, you don't have to put out the cigarette, but if you want to make things so that they don't escalate, it would probably be beneficial if you just put it out. >> reporter: our experts say people do have the right to film, as bland did, but in a situation like this, he says the officer should have given a ticket and walked away. t.j., reena? >> all right, ryan smith for us there. thank you so much. well, president obama is on a historic journey to africa. a lot of firsts on this trip. later today, he arrived in
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kenya. that's the birthplace of his estranged father. expected to meet with family members there. it's the first stop on a two-nation africa trip. he's the first sitting u.s. trip to visit the east african nation. before departing, he told the bbc about one of his biggest domestic disappointments. >> the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings. >> and again, he gave that interview just today. that was before we got word of that mass shooting in louisiana. the president will also visit ethiopia. he is also the first u.s. president to travel to that country. and while there, he will address the african nation. that is yet another first. donald trump is rattling republicans once again, threatening to run as an independent, if he's not treated with respect. he displayed that same self-confidence during a visit to the border town of laredo, texas, to tout his position on
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immigration and mexican border security. trump insists hispanics love him, despite his recent controversial comments painting mexican immigrants as criminals. >> i took a lot of heat the first week. and then the second week, everybody realized i was right. >> protesters showed up to chastise trump, but he claimed they were actually there to support him. well, we turn to something much lighter now for just a moment. you've been hearing a lot about pro golfer jordan spieth. he's 21 years old. that's a big deal, but wait until you see this little one. >> she's 7-year-old mya morgan. and she's been golfing since she was 2. mya's dad said she beat him last year and he's not willing to play her again until she lets him have a couple of free strokes. but mya got some serious competition on her mind. next week she'll be playing in the u.s. kids golf world championship. >> oh, wow! she's done well in tournaments in the past. she's already won 19 tournaments. do we have that right, 7? >> yeah. >> what a beautiful stroke she has. >> not only is she a great
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golfer, she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. >> maybe she can do that after her pro golfing career. well, coming up here, we are going to keep updating you about our top story, that movie theater shooting in lafayette, louisiana. also ahead, an unforgettable scare at a railroad crossing as a stretch limo gets hit by a train. the scene caught on camera as the limo passengers scramble. also, a little later, the beauty pageant contestant posing for pictures with sharks. she's doing this in a bikini. why the critics are speaking out. and don't forget, you can find us on facebook, wnn fans.com and twitter twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." twitter @abcwnn.
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and our top story this morning, the louisiana movie theater shooting. at least three people dead at a lafayette, louisiana, movie theater. the gunman among the dead. we know at least eight people have gone to the hospital injured, at least wounded, some critically, we're told here. now, the lone gunman described as a 58-year-old white male who shot himself. police said he just started firing randomly. police also decided to detonate his car, fearing there were explosives inside. stay with us here at abc news all morning long. the story continues to have new developments that come in. we know that at least one victim has been released from the hospital. we were told someone else was in surgery and was not doing well. we'll get the update about that. but it's just, here we go again,
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just as we have so much focus on colorado and that movie theater shooting, that trial going on. here we go, another one taking place in lafayette, louisiana. no idea about motive right now. >> we are hearing late-breaking details about heroes inside that movie theater, among them two teachers who acted very quickly and saved what are believed to be many more lives. we're going to move to indiana, where teenagers out for a birthday celebration took a terrifying turn when their limo got stuck on some train tracks. >> and a freight train was barreling right at them. this was captured on camera. abc's matt gutman with the details here. >> reporter: this sweet 16 turned instantly bitter. this white stretch limo cantilevered over the tracks. >> it's not going to stop! it's not going to stop! >> reporter: this man desperately waving that handkerchief. watch that crunching collision again. the wheels screeching against the track, steel on steel. luckily, more than ten
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passengers managed to pile out of the limo before it was impaled and pushed hundreds of yards. accidents like these happen on average six times a day, with a fatality nearly every day. in indiana, that limo driver sprints up to the engineer, asking -- >> did you see me? >> i sure did. i got 10,000 tons behind me, though. >> i know, i know. i'm sorry. >> reporter: the experts tell us it would take a freight train moving at about the same speed as that train a full mile to come to a complete stop. that could take two minutes. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> police apparently not saying why he ventured over the train tracks, the limo driver. >> but got stuck. what a great back-and-forth there. why didn't you stop? you can't just pump the brakes on a locomotive like that. said i've got 10,000 tons here. i can't just hit the emergency brake, stop on a dime. >> wow, just terrifying to see. >> but nobody hurt here. >> yeah. >> nobody hurt. coming up here, saving sharks. with fear at an all-time high, a beauty queen says she's trying to help these sea creatures, but her methods not sitting well
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with critics. is she really trying to help? >> interesting story. also ahead in this half hour, another earth? the amazing, new discovery of a planet that scientists think could be earth's cousin. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ÷h
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♪ ersonally know, firsthand, t.j., has been all about sharks. this is a big topic this summer. and the latest story is one that's getting a bit of mixed reviews. >> so, check it out. a beauty pageant contestant. her hobby is tagging sharks. she claims she has good intentions here, but scientists and conservationists not happy about this at all. >> reporter: ask most beauty pageant contestants about their passion projects and the answer
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will rarely include sharks, unless you ask 21-year-old miss maine usa contestant marisa butler. wrangling or reeling in sharks, tagging them so conservationists can keep track of their population. >> not a lot of people view sharks as something that needs to be saved. 70 to 100 million sharks are killed yearly and people just don't know about it. >> reporter: but these photos of the bikini-clad beauty queen are causing a backlash. some shark experts saying she may be doing more harm than good. >> the simple fact that they're pulling the shark out of the water on to the beach leaves little hope that this shark is actually going to survive. >> reporter: marisa argues that bringing them to shore is the safest way for her her and her fellow volunteers to tag them. >> we try to keep it so they're still a little bit in the water. we try not to completely beach the shark so it can still have water going over its gills. >> reporter: still, other shark conservationists are questioning butler's motives, suggesting these pictures are meant to bring more attention to her than to the sharks.
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>> "shark week" just happened and this story breaks after that. if you want to market yourself, this would be the time to do it. >> reporter: undeterred, butler says she's planning to continue to keep tagging, even making shark conservation her platform for her upcoming miss maine competition in november. >> we're not doing this for media attention. if we're getting a beautiful photo that gets people to see sharks are something that needs to be protected, then why not use that photo? >> all right, here's the problem, if you want to tag a shark, you can order shark tags yourself. >> i did not know that. >> and go out and start tagging sharks, all right? noaa will let anybody do this. but they will tell you, when you tag a shark, they tell you, specifically don't pull a shark on to sand and don't sit on a shark. they tell you even don't pose for pictures with the shark. >> it's a threat. >> you do not do it. don't handle a shark. the other problem is that the guy in those pictures, her boyfriend has been doing this for years. he got a little internet notoriety for wrangling a shark to the beach. he's been doing it for sport for years.
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breaking news this morning on "world news now." deadly gunshots in a crowded louisiana movie theater. the desperate search for answers after a gunman opens fire at random before taking his own life. happening now, more than a dozen fires burning through a wide area of the west. the rapidly spreading flames and the evacuees forced out of harm's way. airline outrage. the feds say the captain was not in control when a jet landed nose first. the investigation and the airline's actions. and later in "the skinny," michael jackson's wish to play a character in a "star wars" movie. the new revelations years after his death and how that role went to somebody else. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with t.j. holmes and reena ninan.
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good morning, everyone. let's get right to our breaking story. three people are dead after a man opened fire in a louisiana movie theater and then killed himself. >> two of the injured are school teachers, one of whom pulled the fire alarm to evacuate the building. police later detonated suspicious packages found in the suspect's car. let's get the very latest now from abc's dave packer. >> reporter: gunfire sent police swarming to the grand 16 movie theater in lafayette, louisiana. >> four officers entered the theater to engage the shooter. they did hear shots being fired at that time. >> reporter: eyewitnesses describe the desperate rush to escape. >> the whole group of people, teenagers, mainly, running out, telling everybody to run for their life. then we saw a lady with blood all over her leg. i just grabbed my child, and i mean, we just all ran. >> guards or something came to us and told everybody to get out. so we ran outside. and then a lady right there, she was in a dress and there was blood everywhere. that's when we realized what was going on.
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>> reporter: at least nine people were taken to the hospital by ambulance. >> all of a sudden, we hear gunshots. the sirens on the inside of the theater starts going off and it's telling everyone that we need to evacuate the building quickly. we go outside, we see a lady laying down. she was shot in the leg. >> reporter: the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. louisiana's governor bobby jindal rushed to the scene. >> this as awful night for lafayette. this is an awful night for louisiana. this is an awful night for the united states. but we will get through this. >> reporter: moviegoers were watching "trainwreck," amy schumer's new comedy. the star tweeted, "my heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in louisiana." dave packer, abc news, new york. >> stay here with us as we continue to get the latest developments coming into us overnight. also, you can get the latest on "good morning america" and also "america this morning," coming up in just a bit. memorial services are being held for the victims of last week's shooting attack in the military facilities in chattanooga, tennessee. today, 35-year-old marine staff sergeant david wyatt will be
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buried. he's the first of the funerals for the five service members killed. americans carrying flags lined the route yesterday in atlanta when the body of marine skip wells was brought home from the airport to a funeral home. medical examiners in suburban houston say that the evidence backs them up. the preliminary autopsy of sandra bland shows no signs of violent struggle or homicide. investigators say the young, black woman committed suicide in her jail cell and her injuries are consistent with that. but a prisoner in an adjacent cell says bland was distraught while in jail. her family has ordered its own autopsy. well, the wildfires incinerating popular vacation spots in the west show no signs of slowing down. the inferno raging in california's napa valley only about 15% contained right now, producing fast-moving flames smoke so thick, it could be seen more than 50 miles away. abc's aditi roy is there for us. >> reporter: watch this building consumed by flames, collapsing 1
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of 200 buildings and homes in the path of this wicked wildfire in napa county, california. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: this car that crashed and caught fire could be what started this blaze. the fire now nearly 7,000 acres. 15% of it contained. >> we were pretty active there for a few hours. >> reporter: the driest conditions in history fueling at least 18 western wildfires. three hikers rescued and families across two communities under mandatory evacuations. >> they made me get up out of my chair, turn my tv off and get moving. >> reporter: the flames jumping this dirt road, threatening wildlife and sending these cattle and horses running. what makes this fire in napa county especially challenging is that it's so tough for firefighters to get to it. look at the smoke rising from the steep hills and the conditions bone dry. aditi roy, abc news, winters, california. in montana's glacier national park, an elite firefighting team is taking
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command of that stubborn fire. fast-moving flames have scorched more than six square miles of the popular vacation spot and that has visitors scrambling to flee from hotels and campgrounds, often with just moments to spare. >> i think if we would have been there another five minutes, it would have been too late. >> another concern for fire crews there, grizzly bears. officials say the flames are forcing them out of the wilderness, making an already dangerous operation even more risky. firefighters in montana getting a break in today's forecast. cooler weather moving in. winds are dying down. cooler in california's fire zone with damp air in the napa valley. violent storms threaten iowa and minnesota. downpours with up to 3 inches of rain in parts of the southeast. oppressive heat in texas and louisiana. >> triple digits in dallas and phoenix, 90s in denver, new orleans and minneapolis. 80s in portland, chicago and new york. 70s in seattle and boston. federal investigators say pilot error caused a rough landing at new york's laguardia airport two years ago.
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the southwest airlines flight slammed nose first onto the runway, causing chaos on board. passengers were evacuated down slides. ten suffered minor injuries. the captain had taken over control from the co-pilot. the ntsb says he should have aborted the landing and gone around, however. >> said oh, boy, somebody was desperate to get that airplane on the ground and overdid it went too far down the runway, too fast, too high, and should have gone around. >> the safety board said the late change in control left both pilots unable to monitor the plane's altitude. the captain was fired. southwest says the first officer was given additional training. president obama is heading back to his ancestral homeland. he arrives in kenya today. that's the birthplace of his estranged father. it's the first leg of a two-nation trip to africa, a journey that's dotted with firsts. he's the first sitting u.s. president to visit kenya. he is also the first american president to visit ethiopia.
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and in yet another first, he'll also address the african union on sunday. well, donald trump is rattling fellow republicans, threatening to run as an independent, if he's not treated with respect. he displayed that same self-confidence during a visit to the border town of laredo, texas, to tout his position on immigration and mexican border security. trump insists hispanics love him, despite his recent controversial comments painting mexican immigrants as criminals. a plan to hike the new york state minimum wage for fast-food workers has some franchise owners considering a lawsuit. they say that plan which would raise the wage to $15 an hour is unfair because it doesn't apply to other low-wage industries. workers celebrated when the plan was announced. critics say it could lead to higher prices or job losses. don't you have a pair of chucks? chucks sneakers? >> i do, i have several pairs. >> well the famous converse chuck taylor sneakers getting a new makeover. they're called the chuck taylor all-star 2, or all-star 2 for
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short. they're the first update to the brand since they debuted nearly 100 years ago. is that right? they've been around that long? >> since basketball started. these were some of the first basketball shoes. >> i did not note that little bit of trivia. well, the new chucks will have more support, which converse says will mean more comfort, and they go on sale next tuesday in four different colors. are you going to trade your chucks in? >> i'll keep my old chucks. i'll just get some new chucks. but yes, people love these things. >> what do they call that when something's old? old fashioned? i'm having a memory blank at this hour. >> should we wait? >> you know, vintage. vintage, that's the word. >> vintage. >> there it is. >> your vintage shoes come up for sale. we'll tell you about a lottery winner now here in new york. they have a great sense for the dramatic or they have no idea they've got millions waiting on them. it's a lottery winner. these fliers are up now featuring a stick figure. they're posted up in a brooklyn neighborhood. >> the winner, whoever he or she is, bought the winning $7 million ticket at a deli last july 24th. that's last year. well the ticket good for one
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year. >> so that means the big prize must be claimed today or the ticket is no good and $7 million is gone. nobody here has that ticket. this is just -- we've got to get the word out on this. >> you know, maybe he's trying to hide it from his wife. that's all i could think of. >> why does it have to be an a guy? why can't it be a woman trying to hide it from a husband? >> guy probably found it, waiting till the last minute. >> this is guy behavior? >> could be guy behavior. more likely than -- women would be starting to think of all the charities she's going to help, sisters in her lives, you know. women help each other. >> and men do what? >> men run. we've got "the skinny" -- oh, man, this is a horrible story to tease now after coming off all this. nfl superstar's in trouble after sending out party invitations for ladies only. >> t.j., i just proved my point. also ahead, the role the late michael jackson wanted to play in a "star wars" movie. who got that role and why. but first, a brand-new discovery in space, a planet that could be our cousin. but can it support life? you're watching "world news
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schumer, has tweeted out that her heart is breaking over what we've all seen here, at a time when we're keeping an eye on colorado that movie theater shooting. james holmes of course convicted, looking at the death penalty. now here we are again talking about an active shooter, mass shooting in this country. and here we go again at a movie theater. we are keeping a close eye on this. we'll bring developments to you. now to dallas. an amazing act of heroism all captured on camera. a motorcyclist trapped under a vehicle after colliding with a car. several individuals, including police officers and firefighters lift the car up and others pull the woman out from under the car. eyewitnesses say the car was crushing the motorcyclist. she was gasping for air. police say the woman did not suffer any major injuries. nasa says its kepler space telescope has made a remarkable discovery, uncovering a new, earth-like planet. >> and scientists say it's so much like earth, they're hoping it can support life. here's abc's david wright.
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>> reporter: in the world of astronomy, this is a holy grail, the nearest thing yet to another earth. kepler 452b circling a sun slightly brighter than our own. the discovery the second big news in a week from nasa. [ cheers and applause ] last week, mission control burst into cheers as nasa's new horizons gave us our first close-up view of pluto, including an animated flyover of pluto's icy mountains and plains. this new earth from the kepler space telescope launched six years ago. kepler's mission, to find what astronomers sometimes called goldilocks planets, where conditions might be just right to sustain life. kepler 452b is bigger than earth. it could have water and atmosphere. we just don't know. and it's 1,400 light years away. but possibly some day, a new home. david wright, abc news, new york. >> david wright moving us right
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ahead, one day a new home. all right. >> well apparently -- oh, you're right. how did you know about that? >> you know what this is? this is our graphics department. just lazy. >> lazy? >> yeah. >> why? >> because we used this one last week. >> did we? >> yes, they didn't have to make a new one. >> i kind of like this one. what would you make a new one when this one was so perfect? >> just dusted it off the shelf. >> i think we should consider a show in outer space. >> a show in outer space? we have a hard time getting this one down on earth. >> but i think we would have -- >> what? >> -- better options in outer space. >> oh, my goodness. >> maybe we would float better. >> and i'm told i should apologize to the graphics department, by the way. >> yes, you should! >> you guys do a great job. why don't y'all bring that picture next to us with that clunker, the "driving miss >> those are my top two, the clunker, just married photo of us, and nasa. all right, coming up here, an nfl star throws a party. big deal, right? but it's getting a lot of attention, especially from his new team. plus, the movie role michael
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jackson wanted but would be glad he didn't get. we'll explain in "the skinny" up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ÷h
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ okay, leading us off in "the skinny" this morning, a star nfl running back looking to have a skinnilicious party.
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>> yes, lesean mccoy. he's a former philadelphia eagles running back. he's with the bills this season. apparently his new team wasn't fond of him using the buffalo bills logo on an instagram invite to a private party. >> here's that post. it features mccoy whose nickname is shady for the way he eludes defenders on the field. but the problem here is the bills logo. it's nfl policy for players to get their team's consent before using the logo. that post now deleted. >> yes, but the reason the story was trending overnight is because sports fans were having fun, because if you look closely there at the bottom, it says "females only" is a requirement. >> oh. >> you have to be over 21 years old. so it's just going to be him and a bunch of women. >> yeah. and some people did rsvp. they received an e-mail with further details, including a request for social media info and a confidentiality agreement. don't you always have people sign confidentiality -- oh, hello! >> no, i do not. >> shady apparently can't party too hard, though. he's got to the report to training camp on the 30th.
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>> might as well get this party in before he has to start work. we go from that to one of the most ridiculed characters from the "star wars" universe jar jar binks. he wasn't in the original movies. he made his first appearance, in the middle there. this is 1999 episode one. he became emblematic of many fans' distaste for the random, newer prequel series. >> his random goofiness was the object of much scorn, which is why it is interesting that the man who originally wished to play jar jar is michael jackson. but luckily for m.j. the role went to somebody else. >> according to "variety," the guy who ended up playing jar jar binks was ahmad best. he was introduced to michael jackson by george lucas. lucas said to jackson this is jar jar. best thought that was kind of strange so he later asked lucas why he did that. lucas revealed to him that michael really wanted to play jar jar binks but wanted to do it live action with some "thriller"esque makeup. lucas was not into that idea. people hated that character. you couldn't understand what he
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was saying either. it was just odd. >> we loved "thriller." so what could have been? >> maybe he could have added something to the rule. >> we should phone lucas right now. what's he doing at this hour? >> out in california right now somewhere, making millions? >> i think maybe he's watching us. let's call him. after the success of the box office for "jurassic world," a sequel is officially in the works. >> stars chris platt and bryce dallas howard will return. and steven spielberg will executive produce it. we have an opening date for it, june 22nd, 2018. >> the film has already moved into the number three slot for a top-grossing film of all time with a monstrous $1.5 billion in ticket sales, and it still hasn't opened yet in japan. finally, we've got to help grandmaster flash out. we've got to help him get his car back. the hip-hop legend has been pushed over the edge and told tmz that a dopey valet at a garage here in new york simply gave some other guy the keys to his ride. >> this the car, a 2014 custom white dodge charger. it's nicknamed ghost. and flash said the parking attendant didn't even ask for a
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finally this finally this half hour, our look back on this week's headlines. >> for a hot week in the middle of the summer, the news was certainly moving pretty quickly. it's all wrapped up now in our "friday rewind." >> you just slammed my head into the ground. do you not even care about that? >> the death of ms. bland was a tragic incident, not one of criminal intent or a criminal act. >> this investigation is still being treated just as it would be a murder investigation. >> i'm still just at a loss for words, honestly, about this whole process, how this switching lanes with no signal turned into all of this. i have decided to run for president of the united states. >> do you owe john mccain an apology? >> no, not at all. >> what could john mccain have done not to be captured? >> well, i do say this. people that fought hard and
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weren't captured and went through a lot, they get no credit. nobody even talks about them. they're like forgotten. >> what i think he should do is is apologize to the families and those who have served. >> i'm sure the republicans are enjoy mr. trump's current dominance of their primary. >> anything that makes them look less crazy. >> do you think that your current president, president castro, will come visit the united states? >> i'm sure, but i don't know when. >> and president obama visiting cuba? >> let me say that president obama will be really welcome in havana city. >> i was waiting for it to come at me as i was swimming. i was like, ah! >> did you get a couple punches in? >> i punched in the back. i turned around, slammed both hands at the counter, then pointed at the child and said "this has got to stop!" oh, and then the mother screamed at me because i was yelling at her child. you know what, lady, you should have taken the kid outside. i can't wait to see kaitlyn cry like a little [ bleep ]. she's a dirty [ bleep ] who
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treats people like [ bleep ]. >> i mean, that was a mother who said that to me. >> well, i'll tell you this. i will take you as a role model for my kids over anybody who would be a cyber bully and spew that kind of hate. >> and don't forget our "bachelorette" season recap next week. you can't miss it. it's going to be good. quickly, the winner of our mug shot competition. remember the big contest we had? what unique way have you been spending your summer? >> yes. congratulations now to melissa mckinney. now, that's a good way to spend your summer. >> wow. >> she's getting a mug for doing this. she learned this summer how to climb to the top of a water skiing pyramid with her team this summer. >> and you know where? >> where was it? >> cypress garden water ski team. that's near my hood in tampa, florida. so, wow. >> now you want to claim it. >> yes. i want to claim someone who's so talented like that. congratulations. >> not the silly stuff. >> don't forget to follow us at facebook. >> now you're a floridian. >> i'm always a floridian. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informin
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gg making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, deadly shooting inside a crowded movie theater. a chaotic scene unfolding in the middle of a comedy. what we've learned about the suspected gunman and the teacher who likely saved several lives. two wildfires rapidly spreading. people forced to quickly evacuate. driving down the street. just feet from the flames. hundreds of buildings and homes burning and more being threatened right now. an amazing rescue banding together a group of people lifting a car off a motorcyclist. caught on camera. prodigy, a second grader already getting national attention because of her golf game.

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