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world news tonight is next. welcome to "world news tonight."lpñr and breaking news.e1 the new bulletin from the fbi and homeland security here at home. after u.s.-led airstrikes on syria. what authorities are saying tonight. also, another major development. was thá works? bombs that could get through airport security and onto planes headed to the u.s. brian ross and martha raddatz with late details. time, we now hear from one of america's most wanted. entire communities on lockdown,o where they think he is tonight. the heist. the american city, 22 cars stolen, right off the lot.jf you will see the surveillance video and watch right there. tearing the car keys right off the wall. and, under fire. she's only been miss america for less than two weeks, and she's already explaining herself. what is she accused fv!doing?xd
good evening and it's great to have you with us on this busy tuesday night. we begin with breaking news. that urgent new alert.e1xd top u.s. officials warning that plots against america by thesq@v groups being targeted could, quote, accelerate. tonight, there have been new airstrikes over syria.zv the images coming in from the last 24 hours.55 a missile taking out this target in raqqah, an isis compound there. raqqah considered the isis capital in syria.e1 and then the tomahawks racing across the nighttime sky. tonight, you'll see the images coming in now, and this new ow1 question.w3 have these airstrikes stopped a1 new 9/11-type plot targeting america? were they making bombs that could get past security and onto planes headed to america? abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross leading us off tonight. brian, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. the overnight airstrikes may well have stopped what was xdçó
supposed to be al qaeda's next described by u.s. officials today as a bold, imminent plot that included american passenger jets, by what was essentially the special forces of al qaeda,1 the concern was so great that the u.s. dedicated eight of the 22 airstrikes against the syrian base of the khorasan group ju$e city of aleppo. >> we believe the khorasan group was nearing the execution phaseq of an attack either in europe or the homeland. >> reporter: three key factors emerged today about why the e1 khorasan group is considered so 1 it's made up of some 50 seasoned al qaeda fighters. many of whom who were close to osama bin laden. they were building bombs h@crport screening machines. and among their targets were passenger jets bound for the u.s., using recruits posing as 3 tourists to carry the bombs on board.t( >> we know that the khorasan group has attempted to recruit 1
westerners to serve as operatives or to infiltrate back into their homelands.e1 >> reporter: today, a dutch jihadist in the aleppo area a5 posted a video of the aftermath of what he said was a u.s. t(e1 airstrike against an al qaeda headquart. >> many brothers died. many brothers got wounded. >> reporter: the u.s. had developed unusually good intelligence on the syrian safe haven of the hard core al qaeda unit. and the white house treated the khorasan group's very existence1 as a state secret until the president talked about it today1 >> last night, we also took strikes to disrupt plotting against the united states and our allies by seasoned al qaeda known as the khorasan group.÷. >> reporter: the khorasan jf group's leader is a one-time confidant of bin laden, sent to syria by al qaeda leaders.e1 u.s. officials said today, most of his men involved in the plot and maybe him were kg, ñ >> we believe that the individuals that were plotting and planning it have been eliminated. >> that plot very alarming.
brian back with us. the big question tonight, was l1 that leader taken out? >> reporter: the officials say they don't know yet, but they david. >> brian ross leading us off. brian, thank you.xd let's get right to abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tonight, with the images and the where are those missiles landing iped out so far? >> reporter: the overnight images are stunning. and so are the numbers. nearly 250 bombs and missiles launched from 48 fighter jets, i bombers, drones and navy ships. it began in the dead of night.c 3:30 a.m. local. more than 40 tomahawk cruise missiles fired from warships in the persian gulf and red sea, targeting tpa terror cell around aleppo and e1 isis targets in raqqah. the missiles struck training camps, manufacturing centers and a finance center.i]q
half hour later, 4:00 a.m.ok the u.s., joined by its arab partners, unleashed a torrent of f-18s, f-15s and 16s, and the f-22, the first time the stealth fighter has been used in combat. hitting an isis command center with gps precision-guided missiles. >> you can see on the left-hand side, the before shot, and then you can see, as you look at it on the right-hand side, the after shot. >> reporter: just afln:r a.m., the third and final wave.q more fighter jets launched to take out isis targets near t%-@ residential compound, converted to an isis training camp. it was wiped out by a volley ofá missiles, which the pentagon said hit directly on their marks.e1ñr the u.s. carried out the overwhelming number of strikes,k but bahrain, jordan, the unite arab emirates and saudi arabia
q" airstrikes. qatar had armed fighter jets 9ááu(át&anes showed up, but that did not happen.ñiok the pentagon is still doing bom damage assessment, but says so far it appears these strikes were very successful.xd they say there was minimal collateral damage and they said they are not aware of any civilian deaths. but the pentagon acknowledged, ] this campaign against isis could take years and with no ground troops, the targeting could become more difficult, d1, the isis fighters try to blend in with the population. >> but could take years, as you point out. martha raddatz live in washington. thank you. we're going to turn now to tonight.ñi the search for that cop killer. families in lockdown, but a major development here. this evening, police have a new wñujjy a new tape and for the first time, we are hearing the suspect's voice.qñi the young man accused of ambushing those state troopers, killing a young father.
tonight, police insist they are closing in. abc's linzie janis in pennsylvania tonight.e1 >> reporter: tonight, a window into the strange world of one of america's most wanted men. >> my name's eric frein. >> reporter: documentary footage showing the accused cop killer participating in a vietnam war re-enactment.xd >> about teaching the public and showing the equipment that was used, talking about the history of it all. gypsies and crowds. he has a phobia of crowds. >> reporter: the re-enactors lp spending days in the woods, reliving long ago-fought battles. back then, frein seems to know it's all a game. >> it's not vietnam. we're in the middle of the pennsylvania. we're in aóvolutionary war t( fort. it's not a place to really try to re-enact a battle. >> reporter: but now, police say the fugitive has blurred the line between fantasy and reality. they believe he's hiding out in the woods. today, driving towards the search area, we saw law enforcement officers lining the roads.c
kent van horn lives just inside that search zone. kent, you've had the officers searching in your house and in your yard? >> yeah, they walked through the house, they walked through the property. checked out the basement. secured the area.çó >> reporter: community schools closed for four days. but today, kids finally going back to class.ñr >> so, this is our way to school. >> reporter: we rode along withd lisa grassi, as she went to pick up her 11-year-old daughter, samantha. >> and we have a police officer( right there. >> reporter: thp better? ìáhp &hc& >> reporter: better, but not truly safe until eric frein is caught. >> hey, princess.3we1 happy you had a great day. >> reporter: but david, with so many parents nervous about what they're seeing here, 30% of kids stayed home. david?xd >> linzie janis, thank you. now, to another search under way tonight, officials on the hunt for the suspects in a harrowing kidnapping.xd two girls, police say they were snatched from the street at knifepoint.xdu
tonight, new 911 calls taking us inside the moment of crisis, and we should warn you, some of what you're about to hear can be upsetting.xdt( abc's neal karlinsky on the headlines in salt lake city this enning.xd somebody took us. >> reporter: two teenage girls,ó hysterical, on the phone with 911 just minutes after escapingm what police call a random and terrifying kidnapping. >> they took us in their car. >> are you still in the car? >> no, we got out of the car. >> reporter: the 16 and 17-year-olds told police that it began when they snuck out at ok 2:00 a.m. during a sleepover and were asú$= two men and a woman inside, offering them a ride. the girls declined and say that's when they were forced in at knifepoint. the mother of one of the victimd agreed to speak if her identity was hidden.çó >> every time they moved or whimpered or anything, they ñr
would punch them, or -- my daughter was cut in multiple places. >> reporter: police say it wentó on like that for 19 hours, the girls hands duct taped, until ek one point when the car was stopped, they wiggled free and made a run for it. >> 911, what's the address of >> i don't know. can you help me? >> reporter: tonight, police are still on the hunt for that red suv and say the two girls;qqe .ñ lucky to have made it out. n( seattle. >> neal, thank you. in the west this evening, new concern about raging wildfires in california.nb tonight, these images streaming in. nearly 2,000 more firefighters on the front lines now.-9 battling that monster blaze, the king fire, now bigger than the so ferocious, you can see it on the big wall there tonight, time lapse as smoke from that e1 wildfire rolls in over lake tahoe.qçóçó and now, red flage1 warnings,ok powerful winds on the way not helping the lpfirefighters ther on the front lines. meteorologist ginger zee with us now and you've got the warnings tonight.
>> reporter: yeah, the red flag warnings, david, right next to flash flood watches. so, that tells you something's coming. let's go straight to the map so i can explain here. the red flag warnings go through the next 24 hours or so, because you've got gusty winds ahead of this. you can see the curl right there in the pacific ocean.e1 that's that counterclockwise rotating low. the associated cold front is going to slip through the pacific northwest. and we time it out here.xd look at that. so, early tomorrow morning, this is pacific time, washington state and oregon picking up on some really hefty rain. this is great news for fires in general, but look at even redding, getting a lot of that rain. now, we have flash flood watches because of some of those burn scar areas could see debris floes. big issues, because even if you get an inch orñ4 could see that flash flooding happen. you on "gma." thank you. now, to a massive heist in francisco. and the new surveillance tape showing the lightning fast thieves. look.e1 they rip the keys off the wall at the dealership.fá 22 cars gone at several dealerships in 48 hours.
all stolen right off the lot/6ñr tonight, the search is on to find them before they strike again and abc's cecilia vega with the tape.w3 >> reporter: they had the keys.1 all these hooded thieves had to do was find the car that matched. surveillance video catching them the team of thieves running right there in their hands, a board filled with keys. watch as they go from car to car clicking those electronic keys 1 to find the right car. t)t r they drive away. >> they were able to get inside each of them, jumping in one of the cars and trying to drive off with it. >> reporter: if it seems like a scene straight out of a movie, it is. >> hello, ladies.lp >> reporter: but getting away wasn't so easy for the crooks in stolen cars are big business, one car taken in this country every 43 seconds. these thieves hit three different san francisco area dealerships in just 48 hours, q
driving off with 22 of the most o from range u/uáhand bmws to audis and mercedes. and now the fear is, what's next? those thieves still have more keys and the dealers fear they may strike again.w3ñi david? vega on the car lot tonight. cecilia, thank you.w3 we also have breaking news this evening on that home depot security breach. 56 million credit cards hacked and now word just in, a flurry of fraudulent transactions now popping up. in some cases, customer bank accounts drained of money.jf abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis warning us this could be coming and you're with us tonight. >> reporter: and now it's here. david. and we're seeing three different types of charges popping up on 1 the accounts. first off, microcharges. these are less than $10, showing up in the form of ok$1, $2 purchases. they're meant to fly under the radar and trick you so that you iñ then it's the megacharges. these are the big ticket items, the cameras, the tvs, the telephones that they'll purchase in one fail swoop. and lastly, the atm charges.
because part of those 56 million stolen cards were debit cards, the hackers can get straight ñi1 into your atm account and drain it. and we're seeing a lot of that. don't wait for that paper statement. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thank you, rebecca. ordzahead on fá "world news tonight" this tuesday. it was the talent that made her famous at first, but tonight, less than two weeks after being crowned miss america, he's e1 she's already explaining herself. what is she accused of doing tonight? today on this salute from president obama.q take a look there. and how have other presidents saluted the troops? we'll look baccujuujáju and then, take a look at this.t(ñi ìc& pee-wee football team, xd @, making their big debut.q the banner. all wiping out there. but there is a big lesson in this. but there is a big lesson in this. we'll be right back. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving.
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abc's mara schiavocampo now. >> miss new york! >> reporter: newly crowned miss america kira kazantsev won the competition by impressing judger with her unusual musical talent. ♪ clap along if you feel ♪ like happiness is the truth >> reporter: and commitment to fighting domestic violence. >> my platform's called love shouldn't hurt, protecting women against domestic violence. >> reporter: tonight, anonymous allegations that she carried out, quote, exceptionally harsh hazing. monday, kazantsev admitted being kicked out of her sorority last year after an investigation into her behavior. now she is speaking out. >> these allegations are just not true. >> reporter: telling "good morning america" her actions were not extreme. >> all i can do is sit here and be honest and share that, you know, yes, i was involved under the broad definition of hazing at some point. it included something like, you
would stand in a line and basically recite information, or a few sleepless nights crafting. >> reporter: but the website jezebel reporting the hazing was more brutal. "under kira's supervision pledges in the incoming class were called names and made to perform physical tasks to the point of bruising and exhaustion." hazing is all too common. more than half of college students involved in clubs and teams say they've experienced it. >> you do unto others what was done to you. but usually kids like to add their own mark, so they increase the hazing. >> reporter: now that the story is out, this miss america says it's important for her to address it. >> i'm going to take this negative and turn it into a positive. >> reporter: the sorority, alpha phi, says they have a zero tolerance policy towards hazing. we've also learned that somor ryeties here are e-mailing their members, asking them not to speak to the media. david? >> mara, thanks. next, the giant rock star and his birthday. here's a hint. even he would say, growing up.
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the 6 and 7-year-olds and their first opponent. the banner that wouldn't break free. one after the other, going down. but that's the thing about kids. they don't give up. it was just a couple of weeks ago here, we introduced you to guilder rodriguez, who didn't give up, either. he started out young, too, then one day, he made it to the minors. just this month, his first ever major league at-bat. >> guilder rodriguez. the second baseman. >> reporter: 31 years old, now playing for the texas rangers. a moment he'd be hoping for since he was 18. recruited for milwaukee, but they said he wasn't ready. they sent him down to the minors, where he stayed at shortstop, second base, even pitching. more than 1,000 games, waiting for a shot at the majors. then, he got it. >> to see my name in the starting lineup is unbelievable. >> reporter: but the story gets even better. because last night, bottom of the third, his dad in the stands, his wife there, too. and watch this. >> and rodriguez with his family watching has his first major league hit. >> reporter: his wife with a hug
from his dad, and his dad wiping away those tears. a standing ovation. and then another one. >> there's a line drive. >> reporter: a run scored. the crowd wild again. the rangers winning. you know what's coming next. smiling the whole time. which got us thinking about that other team, the lesson you learn when you're young. you don't break through the first time, there's always the next. or the next. the wallkill mighty mites there. and by the way, they won, 24-0. didn't get in the way. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night. >> a chilling crime investigation underway. an east bay woman taken at gun point, forced to withdraw money from her bank. >> a candidate done enough to defend himself on dispairaging parks. >> the mayor defending the fire
chief but rank and file want her to go >> thousands more firefighters on the lines of the king fire. some of the victims are unlikely to return tomorrow. >> here are the police arriving today in walnut creek. a woman reported being kidnapped from her home, and robbed at her bank. good evening, i'm dan ashley. police are searching for the man that terrorize that had woman with the point of the a gun he took her from the front yard, forced her into a car, made her go to the bank and robbed her. laura anthony is live with the story. >> police are calling this a bold crime the kidnap and robbery today of a woman who is forced down here to this very busy area. forced to withdraw money from her bank account. for those who know this area of mount diablo and main street
it's busy, pretty much all of the time, none theless, police say a female victim was taken here, by a robber that stood outside. she went inside and withdrew money. police say the woman was confronted by the man in the front yard of her home, on muller road, a quiet neighborhood about two miles from the bank. >> we know he's a male his face was covered and wearing a hat, glasses. and something else to cover his face. so, we're hoping to get video that will show the suspect. >> plows say they believe this was a random crime. anyone with information a