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welcome to "world news tonight." donald trump intensifying his conspiracy claims. saying the election will be rigged, that the media is plotting against him, even accusing "saturday night live" of a hit job. this, as he faces a another allegation of sexual harassment. while questions are mounting for hillary clinton over new wikileaks. over the edge. a pickup truck plunges 60 feet from a california overpass, slamming into a motorcycle festival, killing four. what we've now learned about the driver. double threat. the powerful storm lashing the west coast. from san francisco to seattle, hurricane force wind gusts. and one wildfire's path of destruction. home takeover. a woman brought in to help moves
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the widow who hired her allegedly locked out. and, freeway shooter. a gunman firing at random cars on the interstate. one woman struck and killed. plusthe moment a k9 helped police take the suspect down. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with the 23-day sprint to election donald trump sharpening a new line of attack. a brand-new abc news poll showing hillary clinton with a four-point advantage over trump, but that's within the margin of error. the poll also shows enthusiasm for trump fading, and two-thirds of voters -- firing off a tweet
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that the election is rigged. and clinton's campaign facing some tough questions. more on that in a moment. but we begin with mary bruce, covering the trump campaign. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump is lashing out. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect hillary clinton as president. >> reporte w he's the victim of a conspiracy. in less than 48 hours, trump claiming a rigged election more than 20 times, even suggesting "saturday night live" is in on it. some trump supporters are already bracing for a fight. >> i'm ready for a revolution,
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>> reporter: trump's running mate tried to reassure the public. but the clinton campaign says trump is using scorched earth scare tactics. >> he knows he's losing. >> reporter: trump is ramping up his attacks as more women accuse him of sexual misconduct. kathy heller saying that trump kissed her at event. trump's campaign denies the allegation, saying it would have been the talk of palm beach for the past two decades. >> false stories, all made up. lies. lies. >> reporter: trump going after his accusers, like jessica leeds. >> 15 minutes? with the ladies in this place, it would be one second, and it
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>> reporter: and with the final debate just three days away, trump has a new unfounded theory. clinton may be on drugs. >> i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. i do. because i don't know what's going on with her. but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. >> reporter: and tom, despite the controversy, our new shows trump supporters are sticking with him, but their enthusiasm down 12 points. >> thank you. meantime, hillary clinton holed up with her debate prep team. but the campaign also facing questions in e-mails revealed
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here's devin dwyer. >> reporter: no public events scheduled for five days. this, as wikileaks reveals hundreds of e-mails believed stolen from john podesta's account. the daily drip becoming a rolling october surprise. one podesta e-mail claims to include private transcripts of speeches critics show clinton's tough talk about wall street is public is a lot less tough in private when paid a $225,000 speaking fee. she allegedly told them, there's nothing magic about regulations. too much is bad, too lite is bad. in one message last year, close
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frustration with clinton's inability to do a national interview. >> that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: in another, an advisor suggests a joke, saying, laugh at yourself. >> let me start by walking over to you, just as i practiced. right, left, left. plant, speak. >> reporter: the clinton campaign won't confirm or deny the veracity of the e-mails released, and challenges donald trump to condemn it. >> thank you. and the third and final presidential debate, this wednesday at 9:00 p.m. eastern, with complete c reright
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authorities are revealing new details about the driver in a frightening accident. this driver somehow survived but as eva pilgrim reports, he's now in trouble with the law. >> reporter: tonight, the driver of this demolished pickup truck, a member of the u.s. navy, charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and dui. >> it almost sounded like gunfire, and then you see the vehicle come down. and is going to roll back over. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows the chaos and panic at a crowded fair in san diego after that truck flew off a bridge and plunged 60 feet onto a vendor at a packed motorcycle festival. >> when they arrived, they did find the vehicle on its side and top of four individuals. >> reporter: police officers and firefighters rushing to help the nine injured. authorities say the driver, 24-year-old
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was under the influence when he lost control. >> there's no other thought but what you see, somebody's got to be dead. >> reporter: sepolio survived the crash and is in the hospital with serious injuries. he has not yet entered a plea. this crash could have been even worse. the truck came to a rest just feet from a stage where a band was playing. no word on how the injured victims are doing tonight. tom? >> thank you. to kentucky where the daughter of an american olympian was killed in an early-morning shooting. trin overseas to iraq, where an
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mosul is imminent. alex marquardt, reporting from the front lines tonight. >> reporter: battered humvees and trucks full of soldiers rolling out, as tonight iraq braces for an all-out battle with isis that could begin within hours. some 30,000 troops are massing around mosul, backed by u.s. special forces advisors on the ground and american jets carrying out airstrikes. isis has held the city for over two years and is digging in to defend its biggest prize. burning oil and tires for cover, digging tunnels and setting booby traps for the advancing forces. today, we visited a base overlooking the frontline. the kurdish forces there manning a post, face-to-face with the enemy. this base is the closest one to the isis positions in this area. in fact, we can see an isis flag on the next ridge over, just under a mile away. it routinely comes under mortar and sniper fire. these fighters have lost friends here. and they tell us they are impatient for this battle for
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including farhang, who didn't want his face shown for security reasons. he left a life in canada to fight isis. >> isis is probably one of the worst terrorist organizations we have ever seen, in history i think, probably. and i think it's very important for everybody that can do something to stand up and fight back. >> reporter: the iraqi military has dropped leaflets on mosul telling residents to stay away from isis positions. one million people are expected to flee the fighting in what the u.n. says may be the biggest >> thank you. risis this year and the navy destroyer, uss mason firing, the navy is reviewing the incident, coming days after the u.s. military launched retaliatory strikes which knocked out three radar sites in yemen.
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the coast from northern california to the canadian border. and then a fire destroying 22 homes in nevada. rob marciano with the forecast in minutes. but first, neal karlinsky reports from the storm zone. >> reporter: the winds so strong, this man leaning into the blast of san the powerful storm packing a one-two punch of drenching rains and strong winds from seattle to portland. this home outside olympia, washington, smashed when a tree blew on top of it. >> we all stood up like, "what's that noise?" and then is just crashed. crashed right through the house. >> reporter: in portland, flash flooding swamped cars. one man forced to climb out his window to escape. >> i didn't realize it was going to be waist-high. so i was pretty scared. >> reporter: again and again though, it was the wind wreaking havoc over two days of storms, bringing down trees on top of
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elsewhere in the west, it's wildfires causing problems. red flag warnings stretch from new mexico to south dakota right now, including parts of eight states. the wind-driven wildfire north of carson city, nevada, has already destroyed 22 homes and continues to threaten hundreds more. this man evacuated along with his pets. >> went outside and could see flames in the distance to the south of me. >> reporter: but tonight, here in the northwest, the cleanup is on. and a big sigh of relief this storm, predicted to be historic, wasn't nearly as bad as feared. >> thank you. >> i want to bring in rob marciano, the west still getting pounded, though. >> yes, the storm is still hitting the west coast, and it's spreading out. windy in california, rain showers getting down to southern california as well. but more heavy rain for the
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and winds, red flag warnings from rapid city to amarillo. and tomorrow, look for a high of 90 in dallas, 82 in d.c. into the 80s in new york. hard to believe it's the middle of october. and random shots ringing out on a busy freeway, and ending th a tense standoff. claiborne. >> we do have two victims. >> reporter: a shooting rampage on interstate 15 in the middle of las vegas. reports of a gunman driving on the highway, opening fire on other cars. bullets hit three vehicles, including one with a husband and wife inside, causing them to crash into a road barrier. that woman, tracy donahue, killed. her husband injured. two more people were also hurt. >> totally random.
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27-year-old kenneth mcdonald, then drove to this drug store. walking in, guns drawn. >> i seen a guy walking toward me and he had two guns in his hands. >> reporter: inside the store, police say he tried to sexually assault a woman. >> we need a rifle team on the southeast size of the business. >> reporter: police officers confronting mcdonald outside the store. the standoff caught on camera. when mcdonald refused to surrender, the police dog takes him down as officers swoop in to make the arrest. mcdonald has been charged with murder and attempted murder. police say they have no idea why he allegedly opened fire on the freeway. still ahead on "world news tonight," the deadly accident on the water. the stunning video, the speedboat soaring out of
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something to do with a gas generator. an accidental shooting is killing kids every other day according to recent data analysis. hear how local authorities say these types of shootings can be prevented. = you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this s kcrg-tv9 news at 5:30. generator may have caused the deaths of a man and woman in waterloo. authorities found the pair, and two dogs, dead, around 10 this morning. neighbors told police the man and woman were
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inside the house's attached garage. flood waters damaged the property, last month. police say a friend of the victims alerted authorities after finding one of the two unresponsive. a medical examiner will conduct autopsies soon to find an official cause of death for the man and woman. police don't believe there are any signs of foul play. every other day. that's how often accidental shootings kill kids under 17, across the united states. the associated press and u-s-a today ana data to figure out that result. their research found, over that time period in iowa, there were 14 accidental shootings of minors. seven were fatal... another seven resulted in injuries. kcrg tv9's jordee kalk spoke to the linn county sheriff's office about these numbers. jordee, how do you prevent this kind of thing? it's fairly simple. authorities

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