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this morning on "world news now," fatal gunfire. the bullets flying at a texas restaurant as a dispute between diners inside taking cover. >> they are all unscathed. i saw bullet holes in cars. >> how a fistfight escalated into a battle involving knives and firearms. >> cyberscare. fbi investigates claims that a computer security expert hacked into the flight controls of a commercial airplane. what he says he did and how investigators are weighing in. ♪ >> and later, the dazzling night for recording artists from van halen to taylor swift who captured all the attention at the much anticipated billboard music awards.
it's monday, may 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. on this monday, i'm marci gonzalez. reena ninan is on assignment. you thought you were rid of me. no such luck. >> it always happens. sometimes things keep coming back. you know, you think you're rid of them, they just -- >> that's not the response i was going for, thanks. >> marci was with us all last week. we said bye on friday. we hugged it out and thought it was done. >> i missed you. i'm back. >> so welcome back. i'm not going to say bye to you today. >> fair enough. >> because i anticipate you'll be back tomorrow and then the next day. it's always good to see you. thank you so much. we have to begin, my goodness, a shoot-out in texas. a bloody deadly brawl in waco. we're talking about rival motorcycle gangs battling it out in the parking lot of a busy
shopping center. families all over the place. >> nine bikers killed 18 wounded. some of them were shot by police who had been warned about the confrontation. no bystanders or police were hurt but at least 100 people detained. abc's jim ryan is there. >> motorcycles crammed the parking lot of the twin peaks restaurant in waco, texas. now nine of them have no owners after a shooting among five rival biker gangs turned to carnage. a brawl with knives, bats and chains quickly boiled over into a shooting match. >> gunfire broke out on part of the criminal biker gang. they were involved in shooting at each other. >> i just got a call from passer by. they were going by twin peaks thought they heard a gunshot, looked over and saw people running. >> our officers moved in. our officers did fire. so we have officers that are involved, as well in shooting some of the biker gang members. >> reporter: eight were confirmed dead at the scene, a ninth victim pronounced dead at the hospital.
police reported 18 others were injured. all the dead and wounded were gang members. >> let's say it was sunday and somebody was looking out for us. that's the only way to describe that. 25 feet, 50 feet away was a restaurant full of family members. they are all unscathed. i saw bullet holes in cars. >> the parking lot teeming with law enforcement who warned people to stay out of the area in case the fights spilled over into new battle grounds. police say they've made several arrests in connection with the bloody violence. jim ryan, abc news, waco, texas. >> the other major story we're following this morning is a deadly marine air crash in hawaii. one marine was killed and 21 others sent to the hospital after a hard landing. they're based out of camp pendleton in california but in hawaii on a training mission. they were flying in osprey which can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an airplane. and a small plane crash in texas killed a family of four. surveillance video shows the single engine piper bursting
into flames as it nose dived into a parking lot. it crashed shortly after takeoff just north of san antonio. the cause isn't known this morning. the couple killed in this crash would have celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on thursday. >> a possibly really disturbing event in the skies. a new problem for anybody who flies here we need to think about. hackers. a computer security expert is claiming to have taken over a united plane's engine controls and made it briefly fly side ways. abc's kendis gibson has more on this story. >> reporter: the fbi investigating a frightening possibility. a hacker attack on more than a dozen flights across the country. the troubling claims outlined in a newly released fbi affidavit claiming denver computer security experts chris roberts told investigators he not only infiltrated inflight entertainment systems on planes 15 to 20 times but at one point he caused one of the airplane engines to climb resulting in a
lateral or sideways movement of the plane. the affidavit saying roberts told investigators as a passenger he broke into the plane's inflight entertainment systems through boxes under seat. >> it's something the government has said is a problem. >> last month roberts traveling on united from denver tweeting about the airplane's system causing the fbi to be alarmed. after landing, fbi agents immediately seizing more than a dozen electronic items. >> the affidavit saying agents found the box on that plane show signs of tampering in the location where roberts had been seated. >> robert declining to speak to abc news but sfoek fox after last month's incident about hacking into the plane's difficult. it takes a lot of work, it takes a lot of research and you have to typically be on quite a number of flights. >> the federal sources tell abc news they believe it's extremely unlikely that someone could hack a plane's control system while in the air.
roberts tweeting over the last five years, my only interest has been to improve aircraft security. now the fbi hoping to scrub through all of his electronics to see how close he really got. >> because if he can, there are plenty of other people out there in the world who would have reason to damage or to bring down an airplane. >> now united airlines telling abc news they are confident the claims are unfounded. roberts in the meantime has not been charged with a crime. kendis gibson, abc news, los angeles. >> a well-known b.a.s.e. jumper is dead after an accident at yosemite national park. dean potter and another jumper graham hunt attempted a nighttime wing suit flight off of taft point. that's a 7500 foot overlook. their bodies weren't found until the next morning. b.a.s.e. jumping is illegal in national parks which may be why they jumped at night. wing suits add surface area to increase lift. >> amtrak is resuming service between philadelphia and new york this morning for the first
time since the derailment last week. as the investigation continues, many gathered for a moment of reflection. a short distance from the crash site to honor the dead and wounded, a bell tolled as philadelphia's mayor read the names of the eight people killed. >> let us recognize we still have many patients in the hospital. we have families who are burying loved ones. today is about respect for all of them. >> the automatic control system, that's technology that could stop a speeding train is now fully operational on the northbound tracks where the accident happened. >> and turning to the stormy weather, it was a rough weekend for the central plains. south of fort worth, texas, emergency personnel used unmanned drone to get a rescue line to a family surrounded by floodwaters. a national guard helicopter then flew them to safety. there were a dozen other water rescues in that area from both vehicles and homes.
and strong storms in kansas between wichita and kansas city this weekend damaged homes and knocked over train cars. that freight train was stopped at the time. some of the cars were carrying hazardous materials, but the spill was quickly cleaned up. at least five tornadoes and widespread damage be were reported. there were no significant injuries and no one was forced to evacuate. another five tornadoes were reported on the other side of kansas city causing severe wind damage. winds were as high as 127 miles an hour. several homes and other buildings were damaged or destroyed. trees uprooted and vehicles overturned. no injuries reported there. accuweather's paul williams looks at the storm threat today. good morning. >> good morning to you too, t.j., marci. what will continue to happen through the midweek, the jet stream positions itself perfectly between the cold and moist air to the south. to the south, a classic storm setup with the warmer and cold front coming in behind it
causing the thunderstorms to kick off. on the other side, who invited jack frost to the party? no kidding. in the midst of may, watching out for widespread frost and freeze to occur reaching into minnesota and to the dakotas even just starting to nip the northeastern corner of nebraska and that cold air will change ow how it feels and combine that with the low pressure system with counter clockwise rotation, possibly giving us a couple of morning snow showers. marci, t.j. >> paul, yes, who invited jack frost to the party? paul, thank you so much. want to turn now to our exclusive interview with elian gonzales. remember that name? he made headlines nearly 16 years ago just as a little boy. he's a grown man now. back then he was just rescued off the coast of south florida, a trip his mother did not survive. there was the big custody dispute between the u.s. and cuba. he was returned to cuba to his father. he sat down with jim avila for his first interview as an adult.
he had a message for everybody here in the u.s. >> i want the time to give my love to american people. >> you hear that? he wants to give love to the american people. he's now 21 years old admits he lost a bit of his english skills since he returned to cuba in 2000. you'll hear more about his past, present, his future. we'll reveal video never seen before in the u.s. our coverage starts on "good morning america" coming up later this morning. >> st. louis cardinals fans were focused on more than the field this weekend. in between innings fans took out their phones, cameras, and set a guinness world record by simultaneously taking 4,296 selfies. >> all right. that's a new record for most selfies taken at one time to
encourage the crowd here, someone who knows a thing or two about records, eight-time nathan's famous hot dog eating champion joey chestnut. there he is in the center. he tossed the game's first pitch also. there's a record for everything. >> there is. this is part of a contest they're doing all summer for the best selfies. you can win prizes. it's not just about the vanity. >> the best selfie? >> what makes a good selfie? >> i don't know. i guess you're not going to win this if you don't know the. >> kim kardashian i assume has the -- she has a whole book of selfies. she's the queen. >> i wonder if he's disqualified or allowed to compete. >> producer in our ear enough about kardashian. coming up in "the mix" -- the soccer game that went downhill fast. yeah, sporting event on a ski hill like nothing you've seen before. >> also ahead a described as a professional plaintiff, we are catching up with a guy accused of suing more than 100 businesses. see who's fighting back. >> recording artists gather for a night of razzle-dazzle. who wrote razzle-dazzle? who wrote that? nobody wants to take credit for
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police in gary say he missed a turn, got a section of the road still under construction. he was rescued taken to a hospital. injuries described as nonlife-threatening. the bus though is a bit of a mess, but still good to hear he's going to be okay. >> incredible. >> now to a man with a long list of lawsuits against small business owners over alleged disability violations. >> a lot of them just settle to make it go away reportedly paying out thousands of dollars. others fighting back. here now abc's mara schiavocampo. >> he's seen at a dog show, jogging, kneeling and twirling with a huge dog. veteran carl barnum, iii, says he's disabled and has sued more than 100 small business owners for allegedly violating the americans with disabilities act. people like this hit with a $21,000 suit for violations as one of his buildings. >> i would fight so he doesn't get a penny. >> barnum does get plenty of change from others settling most
cases. our los angeles station kabc estimating that's brought him roughly $360,000. critics calling him a professional plaintiff. kabc reporter mark brown catching up with him in southern california. >> do you make your living suing people? >> i would suggest you talk to my attorney. >> so what is barnum's disability. >> according to the veterans administration he's 40% disabled, 10% due to a knee injury. the rest ringing in the ears, sinusitis and athlete's foot. it lists additional disabilities. still, most businesses settle, until now. several owners including this man fighting back and winning. one judge finding barnum did not meet his burden of proof on the issue of disability. barnum's lawyer says that dog show left him in pain for weeks and tell us barnum is working for the good of the disabled community. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new
york. >> coming up, it is music's biggest party. the most talked about moments from the billboard music awards, the big winners and the hot performances from las vegas. >> also some tenants that refused to leave. they're not paying rent anymore either. how is it possible that the law is on their side? that's in our next half hour on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
the iconic film "the breakfast club," of course, one of the many big moments at last night's billboard awards. >> brandi hitt has all the highlights from the awards including the night's biggest winner. >> taylor swift. >> a big night for superstar taylor swift. >> thank you so much. >> swift won several billboard music awards including top me female artist and top 200 album. she premiered her music video "bad blood." >> one direction. >> one direction took home top duo or group and top male artist sam smith accepted his award in writing while recovering from vocal surgery. ♪ >> in true billboard fashion, there was a wide range of performances from van halen to britney spears with iggy azalea. and mariah carey hit the billboard stage for the first
time in 17 years. and the big award of the night, billboard's top artist going to. >> taylor swift. >> oh, this is such a good night. this is such a good night. >> and john legend won his first billboard music award for top radio songs "all of me." he thanked his wife for inspiring him. marci and t.j. >> what's the matter? >> we were trying to get some facts correct here. what did you say? >> it was fun. it was a fun night. good time was had by all. >> i didn't realize but this is all kind of based on your sales. so it's not a lot of surprises here. >> right. they had a pretty good idea. taylor wasn't too shocked she got the big award but she's always so humble about it, always so gracious accepting these big awards. >> as many as she gets, she does a real good job of being surprised she gets another one i see this.
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time now for "the mix". time now for "the mix". so there's an astrophysics professor. >> you lost me already. >> bear with me here. stick with us. on npr on the weekend by saying many scientists are what i call boys with toys. women scientists are saying hang on a second. not just boys with toys. so they've started this #girls with toys and showing all the cool scientific things that women are doing. so got one from nasa. showing the clean room with the mirrors all the work she does. another scientist showing the telescope she works with. just a really motivational thing for women who are doing jobs that some people think are just for boys. not so. this is necessary.
>> this is great because we always talk, we don't get enough girls into these stem fields and then we have a dearth of them when they get older and don't have enough women in these fields. it's good to show this and young girls can see that it's possible. this is fantastic. what's the #again? >> girls with toys. check it out. >> doesn't mean what you think it means. another shot here. we've got a -- you like skiing? not so much. >> i'm a florida girl. >> i'm with you. i'm from arkansas. what do we do? i like soccer. i like watching them both. >> i do like soccer. >> not used to watching them at the same time. you're seeing downhill skiing and soccer taking place at the same time. this is in norway. all right? this group, and yes, they got a goal. i don't know how this thing works. i don't know how you go back up to the top. who knows, who cares. but it looks cool. >> it's awesome. that takes some skill.
>> you got soccer on the slopes. now, i need a name for it. that's what we don't have yet, folks. what do you call soccer on the slopes. >> snoeker somebody just said from my ear. scoccer. >> it looks cool as anything. >> get a hash tag going for this one, too. everyone has their opinions about barbie and it's not representative. really most dolls aren't representative of what girls want to look like. there's a facebook campaign called toy like me the goal is to produce toys for children with disabilities. parents post pictures of the way they've doctored up their children's dolls. now there's a company makies out of the uk started producing accessories for dolls, wheelchairs, hearing aids, things like that. >> great idea. this group, this facebook group is happy they're doing this. they wanted to go a step further encouraging big toymakers like mattel to do something along these lines, make more representative toys. >> that's the point right there. every little girl, little boy should be able to pick up a toy representative of them. that's a great deal.
this morning on "world news now," deadly gunfire at a texas restaurant. police want to know how a shoving match between rival biker gangs ended with at least nine people shot to death. what restaurant patrons did to stay safe. >> back on track. passenger train service out of philadelphia resuming again today. what investigators are uncovering after last week's deadly amtrak crash and how the rails, we're told, are safer there this morning. >> nightmare house guest. an airbnb horror story involving a home that was trashed, the renters responsible and why the homeowner is left with the mess and the costs. >> later in "the skinny," fashion that rocks. recording artists showing off at last night's billboard music awards, their flashy gowns and plunging necklines almost
upstaging the music. it's monday, may 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. a shoot-out in texas. now, this sounds like something made for the movies, but this happened, folks. a wild scene in waco, texas. a motorcycle gang war erupts in broad daylight. literally around noontime outside of a crowded shopping plaza. >> by the time it was over, nine bikers were dead, more than a dozen wounded and 100 people in custody. abc's aditi roy has more on the deadly gun battle. >> gunfire erupts in broad daylight at a waco, texas restaurant killing nine people and injuring 18 others. >> i just got a call from passer by. they were going by twin peaks, thought they heard a gunshot, looked over and saw a lot of people running. >> police say the
shots rang out when three rival motorcycle gangs got into an argument inside the restaurant that quickly spilled into the parking lot and escalated into a gun fight. >> as our officers approached, the biker clubs were actively shooting at each other, individuals were being shot when we approached. our officers engaged hostile targets and we started shooting at people that were shooting at other people. those individuals also turned on our officers and fired at our officers. >> we do know that they are criminal biker gangs, very well-known in our area. >> reporter: authorities say the gang members used chains, clubs and knives during the fight. witnesses tell kxxv they hid in a restaurant freezer during the shooting. the parking lot swarming with law enforcement officials, shutting down the shopping center and warning people to stay out of the area. as local hospitals treat the wounded. police say they've made several arrests in connection to the gun fight. aditi roy, abc news, san
francisco. >> some major developments in iraq now where isis forces have advanced scoring a significant victory. the city of ramadi fell yesterday as iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee. local officials say isis militants have carried out mass killings of iraqi security forces and civilians. the prime minister now ordering the armed forces in anbar province not to abandon their posts. also, at least three people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the afghan capital, including a british contractor. the blast targeted a convoy from the european union police training mission. that's near the kabul airport. taliban claiming responsibility for this attack. >> an american marine has been killed in an air crash during a training mission in hawaii. 21 others were hurt when their osprey aircraft made a hard landing and burst into flames. a section of the osprey broke off from the main fuselage and ended up on the opposite side of a chain link fence. the marines are based at camp
pendleton in california but were in hawaii for training. for the first time since the amtrak disaster, passenger train service is resuming between new york and philadelphia. crews worked around the clock to repair the tracks as investigators searched for clues in the crash that claimed eight lives. more now from abc's phillip mena. >> the mystery surrounding the derailment of amtrak 188 deepening. the ntsb's lead investigator telling abc's george stephanopoulos on this week, that there's no emergency transmission evidence that the engineer brandon bastion alerted dispatch about any projectiles. >> we heard no communications at all from the amtrak engineer to the dispatch center to say that something had struck his train. >> sumwalt's remarks coming just two days after he said three separate trains including amtrak 188 appeared to have been struck by projectiles in the same area in philadelphia and all within minutes of tuesday's derailment that killed eight people and
injured hundreds. there is a local radio call from a local commuter train about its windshield being shattered. >> transit 1, let those personnel know that that train was shot at so use caution. >> the engineer for that train also of interest to federal investigators. the lead investigator also stressing the need for the safety technology known as positive train control which they say would have prevented the crash. positive train control automatically stops a speeding train and despite the vast rail system, has only been fully implemented for passenger trains in a handful of places though it is mandated for them nationwide by the end of this year. >> we have seen countless accidents over the years that is could have been prevented had positive train control been implemented. >> phillip mena, abc news new york. >> that positive control system they were talking about is now fully operational along the northbound tracks reopening in philadelphia this morning. so engineers will be alerted to slow down and the brakes could be applied to speeding trains automatically.
police in washington, d.c. are looking for a person of interest in the investigation of four people found dead after a fire in their home. police releasing surveillance video. authorities want to know if that person has any connection to the family's 2008 porsche abandoned and torched in maryland. a wealthy businessman and his wife and their youngest son as well as the housekeeper were killed before their mansion went up in flames. investigators say that fire was intentionally set. >> now to the weather watch and a weekend of severe storms stretching 1200 miles across the nation's heartland. the widespread threat of more storms is now over but this morning, flash flooding is still a major concern. abc's rob marciano has the latest. >> floods stranding homeowners in texas. sometimes too difficult to rescue by boat. so officials brought in a helicopter to lift residents to safety. in oklahoma -- >> sorry. >> it's all right. >> damage left after violent
storms which spawned tornadoes. >> my boyfriend looked outside and he saw it as soon as we hit the floor. in a hallway, the whole house started shaking. >> for this family, survival came down to only a few dozen feet. their house damaged but their nearby shop with beautiful vintage cars inside destroyed. >> as long as we're all alive, we're okay. >> more than 25 reported tornadoes hit the plains in six states from texas up to minnesota. in broken arrow just outside tulsa, homes are boarded up and roads blocked. this woman forced to cover her kids with just pillows and blankets. >> it was scary especially when it got dark. the kids were a little nervous and scared. >> in missouri, hundreds of people evacuated in towns near kansas city as floodwaters began rising. not too far away the national weather service is on the scene surveying damage like this. the rain across north central texas has stopped at least for now.
behind me you see the red river on the texas/oklahoma border. just that, very red and muddy to because so much water is trying to drain down stream. it is in flood stage. the river expected to continue to rise, cresting on monday. rob marciano, abc news, gainesville, texas. >> in today's forecast, more storms for texas with heavy rain blanketing the eastern third of the country. the heaviest from little rock to memphis. it will also be wet along much of the northern west coast with mountain snow and a winter storm watch for colorado with some areas seeing as much as 20 inches of snow. >> temperatures much cooler throughout the upper midwest. 45 for minneapolis, 80s for nearly half the nation, 90s for phoenix and d.c. the world's first underwater oxygen bar now open in cozumel, mexico. no reservations needed and no need to order adult beverages either. this is fascinating here. >> guests at the clear lounge bar get special helmets filled with special aromas, including
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>> stunning surveillance video shows the moment of impact as a freight train hits a transit bus at a crossing near atlanta. my goodness. traffic was backed up. not all of the bus cleared the track. so as that train approached, passengers saw it coming, they yelled to the driver and did their best to run off of the bus. you saw it was hit once, it spun around and then it was hit again. five passengers and the driver were injured. >> all right. we have a new airbnb horror story for you.
renters who would not leave and trashed the house while the homeowner was there. >> the homeowner i guess made a mistake and allowed the guests to pay cash and then stay there after the airbnb reservation was up. so the service says they're not responsible. abc's kendis gibson has more. >> this is what one california homeowner called a living nightmare, watch as this couple roams this santa cruz house rummaging through the refrigerator, cabinets, the homeowner standing on the side helpless. >> worst thing i've experienced in my life. scariest thing. >> 33-year-old renting her master bedroom through airbnb last month weeks after the contract agreeing to a cash only payment not involving airbnb. that's when she says the payment stopped coming. >> i asked them politely, it's time for you guys to go. >> did they go? >> they did not. >> surveillance cameras rolling as the duo is served legal papers but they refuse to leave. the shirtless male seen creeping throughout the house at night, california law on their side.
>> california law allows the tenant the 30-day notice because they have to find a new place to live. that's expensive. some tenants have been using that to their advantage. >> this nightmare is finally coming to an end for this homeowner. but it was costly. sandu finally agreeing to pay $1700.50 to get the pair to leave her own house figuring it's less than a lengthy eviction process. >> nightmare? >> absolute nightmare. >> court documents indicating this same couple has an ongoing claim against them for not paying rent elsewhere. now airbnb telling abc news we strongly encourage hosts to only book through airbnb. they may change policy to financially penalize anyone who overstays an airbnb reservation. other experts encouraging those renting out their homes to do background checks. kendis gibson, abc news, santa cruz, california. >> this went on for three weeks. the homeowner finally had to pay them to get out. >> and she had to stay with a friend.
kicked out of her own home. >> had to pay somebody to leave. this is a mess. this is an exceptional case, i take it, but this can potentially happen to a lot of folks. warning to you, stick with the guidelines used throughout the site. coming up, the two must see television events of last night. >> no spoilers we promise. "the skinny" is coming up next. >> you promise. i'm going to spoil it all. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after thi
♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ >> all right. billboard music awards. not music's biggest night necessarily but it's the biggest party. it's a good time. >> this is not the grammys. host chrissy teigen and ludacris. made that point very clear. much different kind of show. they started the evening off with shots doing a toast to who else but taylor swift. >> that's how we usually like to do this show but we got in trouble a couple weeks ago. we knew this lady would have a big night and she did, taking home eight awards for her chart topping album 1989. you sure you didn't do shots before the show. >> i did not. that was at least 14 hours ago. all her friends there with her, including her boyfriend and subject of a future breakup song we're told. calvin harris. it's going well right now. taylor accepting each award with gratitude and bewilderment. >> so negative. >> thankful for winning top new
artist and top male artist sam smith who is recovering from surgery on his vocal chords but he was able to thank everyone through some old school text messaging you could call it. very creative. >> the most talked about part of the night performances for the ladies we start here with nicki minaj. >> she started out slowly with the night is still young but sped things up with a lot of choreography for "hey mama" in collaboration and this is being called her most dance heavy tv performance ever. wow. >> nicki doing her thing. >> capped off with a performance by kanye west right there. that's kanye. a lot of people didn't know it was kanye. if you're looking at this, it was tough to see him. he had a lot of pyrotechnics and smoke, plus you couldn't hear him that well either because of the censors had to drop out nearly half the song because of the strong language. but it's kanye. what do you do? >> man, oh, man. turning now to the red carpet fashions and the theme, you'll like this, lots of skin. >> that's been a theme lately. >> jennifer lopez with a sheer
cutout gown. >> this is my new best friend. rita oro broke a few necks with this head turning white gown. she admitted she left the undergarments at home. >> interesting detail. the belle of the ball t. swift of course, also in white in this cutout jumpsuit. i love that. >> something more colorful. yes, zendaya wearing an animal print suit. >> iggy azalea powder blue and nude crop top set and coordinating skirt. >> celine deon showing all the young girls. do your thing, celine. >> she looks great. >> this green leather dress. back to the queen of the night, taylor swift started off the show with the premiere of her new music video. >> the song is called "bad blood." and last week she released posters of the video's supporting cast featuring a lot of her well-known friends with apparent alter egos and then "avengers" meets "sin city" look. >> the video rolled.
we got a look at the deadly female assassins along with the lone guy in the group, kendrick lamar who performed on the track. but the meaning of the song told through the video. it's widely believed swift's real life bad blood is shared with katy perry who did not appear to be at the awards this year. >> last night was the end of an era for amc's "mad men." >> series finale, the '60s, the agency drama ended last year. last night. no spoilers we promise. not even our writer has seen the finale. he's not spoiling it for himself either. >> here is what we will say. creator matthew wiener says that this is in fact the end of the line for the show and the characters. so don't expect any "mad men" spinoffs of any kind. so for don draper and all the cast there, it will be forever standing still in the year 1970. >> and by the way, what else stood still last night was amc's sister networks all went black last night. this is what they put on their
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and she's blind. >> it took me three years to get on the podium but i finally did it. so that's exciting. >> her family and friends were there to cheer her on but she could only hear them. she can't even see her lane when she runs, plants her pole and pushes herself over the bar. she explained it to me two years ago. >> i can't make out a blur even. it really just blends in for me. >> she started losing sight when she was just 16 weeks old and by the time she turned 11, it was gone. her parents were concerned when she fell in love with pole vaulting. here's what she sees when she jumps like looking down the inside of a tiny black straw with a blurry light at its end. her coach lays artificial turf next to her lane. and that's what she uses to run straight. she can make out the difference between light and dark colors. >> one, two, three. >> she has to count out her steps and then jumps. >> when a kid comes in and talks to me what they can't do, i just point to the picture of charlotte up there and say you tell her that.
>> it's definitely been a group effort on many people's parts, coaches, family, friends, it definitely helps having all that support. >> dear charlotte. >> for years, she's been an inspiration to blind and visually impaired children everywhere headed to purdue university in the fall on an academic scholarship. she may not see but she's never lost sight of her dreams. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> inspiration. >> love it. i guess she counts the steps and then there's a beeper on the mat that tells her when it's time to plant the pole and push up. >> applaud her for wanting to do this and sticking with it, but also for everybody else coming together and making those, putting that strip down, that buzzer you're talking about to make sure she's able to compete. this is a fantastic story. steve, thank you, sir, for that. oh. >> love it. >> every once in awhile we get one of these i get worked up about. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. this is abc's
making news in america this morning, biker brawl. a fight in a restaurant leaving nine people dead and several others injured. investigators releasing new details from the scene overnight. deadly crash. smoke pouring from the wreckage of an aircraft as rescuers rush to the scene at an air force station. what we're learning about the military members on board. wild weather hail and tornadoes hitting the plains and people evacuated after severe flooding with more in store today. we are tracking it all. and taylor swift dominates at the billboard music awards. plus, the bizarre performance from kanye west that got boos from the crowd.