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tonight, breaking developments. exclusive new video from inside that boeing 777. the engine exploding into flames during takeoff. >> please remain seated. >> pilots rushing to bring the jet to a halt. 170 onboard. the race to get off. one passenger saying it was like a river of fire. and late reports of yet another possible highway shooting. investigating 11 incidents in 11 days. authorities now calling it an act of domestic terrorism. we are on the scene. >> the protest in the capitol. trump leading the way, sarah palin there, too. against the iran nuclear deal. and we ask hillary clinton, do they have a right to be concerned? and the big headline from apple. the tv, name a show. it will find it. and how much will they pay for
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your old iphone? good evening. we begin tonight with the new images of the horror aboard that boeing jet in las vegas. fire erupting in the engine. as the plane was taking off. a terrifying close call for passengers. the pilots racing to stop the plane. the stunning images of the british airways flight engulfed in flames and smoke. those are the passengers there, fleeing for their lives. this new image showing how ferocious the flames were. eating through the skin of the plane. tonight, investigators are on the plane, and so are we, with the exclusive new video. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: tonight, exclusive new video from inside the plane. you can hear the engine blow. moments later, flames shooting through the smoke. even as flight attendants try to calm the passengers.
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and then the panicked exodus out of that crippled plane. and just minutes earlier, flight 2276 to london taxis for takeoff. 170 passengers and crew on board. >> good afternoon. we're ready for departure. >> reporter: just seconds before it goes airborne -- >> mayday. mayday. request fire services. >> reporter: the plane slamming to a halt. swallowed in flames and smoke. eyewitnesses say one of the pilots walks out of the cockpit to see for himself. >> he just was like, evacuate! >> we are evacuating on the runway. we have a fire. i repeat, we are evacuating. >> reporter: just two minutes after the call, fire crews arrive, blasting water onto the plane. passengers flopping down emergency chutes. you can see them scampering down the runway. >> is everybody okay? >> reporter: sally dewhurst says she was the first down the emergency slide. what did you see when you looked to the left? >> the whole engine was on fire. >> almost like a river of fire coming at the ramp. >> reporter: 27 people treated
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for minor injures. including the pilots, hailed as heroes tonight. >> everybody's good. thank you. >> reporter: that fire burning so hot it went from the engine to the fuselage of the plane, burning its skin. exposing its ribs. you can only imagine how hot it must have been inside that cabin. these images show that molten pieces of the engine shot towards the fuselage. >> if that fire had been able to build and gotten near the fuel tanks, or people couldn't have gotten out, and it maybe had come through the cabin wall, then this could have been very, very serious. >> matt is with us now live. the pilots, incredible work, stopping the jet in just minutes. >> reporter: that's right. had they noticed it just a couple of seconds later, they would not have been able to abort the takeoff, forcing them to lift off with a wing on fire. this could have been a very different outcome. >> matt, thank you. and to a scare at another airport, newark. a united airlines cargo hangar
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collapsing. four people injured, first responders at the scene. an investigation is under way at this hour. and in arizona, fears of a possible serial shooter terror. along this eight-mile stretch of highway in phoenix. they're investigating 11 incidents in a little more than a week's time. this new image coming in late today. this back window shattered. and one close call. and a bullet grazing a girl that had been sitting in the passenger seat. and tonight, for the commute home, you can see the sign on the highway, asking, suspicious activity? call that number. kayna whitworth is there. >> reporter: tonight, drivers in phoenix, arizona, under siege. >> we have been living with the fear that someone may be shooting at traffic on i-10. >> reporter: two more incidents today. now 11 incidents in 11 days. authorities not saying if it was a bullet or projectile that
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hit the back passenger side of that white pickup truck. >> i would tell you it doesn't matter if it's coming from a handgun, a rifle or a pellet gun. all of those are projectiles. >> reporter: the fbi and atf joining the investigation and the reward raised to $20,000 for any information leading to an arrest. authorities now calling it an act of domestic terrorism. >> these are bad people trying to do harm to good people. >> reporter: the incidents happening along this eight-mile stretch of i-10. it runs right through the heart of phoenix, so now people have something extra to think about. officials asking people to report anything that might be suspicious. the shootings started august 29th. that 13-year-old girl, injured after the window of the car she was riding in shattered. this tour bus also hit. the driver, the only one on board. >> the person almost took me away from my family. >> reporter: and on tuesday, the window of a vehicle driven by a police sergeant also breaking. with no pattern of time or days of the week, people in the phoenix area, seeking refuge from a highway they use every day.
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authorities say it would be impractical to shut down the highway. so urging drivers to be extra vigilant. put down the cell phones. take notice of what's happening on the side of the road and other drivers acting strangely. they haven't ruled out someone doing this from a moving vehicle. >> so hard to drive and look both ways. kayna, thanks. now to the race for 20167. and to a new showdown in this country over iran. hillary clinton making the case for the president's groundbreaking deal. saying if elected, she wouldn't hesitate to use military force if iran tried to get a nuclear weapon. meanwhile, trump and a rival are sounding off. jonathan karl with trump tonight. >> reporter: mr. trump goes to washington. hitting capitol hill to rally against the iran nuclear deal. >> never, ever, ever in my life have i seen any transaction so
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incompetently negotiated as our deal with iran. >> reporter: light on specifics as usual, but heavier than usual on bravado. >> we will have so much winning if i get elected that you may get bored with winning. >> reporter: while most of trump's gop rivals have been attacking him, today ted cruz, who invited trump to the rally, quite literally embraced him. why donald trump? why was donald trump here? >> well, look, it is not complicated. number one, i like donald. but number two, everywhere donald goes, he brings 100 television cameras. >> reporter: while trump and cruz hammered the deal, palin, too, across town hillary clinton praised it. vowing to take the toughest of tough lines if iran violates the deal. >> i will not hesitate to take military action if iran attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: big speech by hillary clinton today and she was really talking tough on iran. >> she is trying to get the focus off her because she is a
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disaster. honestly, jonathan, if she doesn't, she is in big trouble. i don't see how she goes to the starting gate. >> reporter: the debate on iran formally started today in congress. for all the loud objections from republicans and even some democrats, the bottom line, opponents of the deal do not have the votes to block it. >> jon, thanks. as you heard trump and the republicans say, when the deal is up, there's nothing to stop iran from getting a nuclear bomb. and i pressed hillary clinton. a new analysis saying that they could be close to a bomb after the deal is done. here's how she answered. >> i wanted to ask you about a recent analysis, after 15 years, if iran decides to race for a bomb, the warning time could shrink to weeks. does that concern you? >> of course. everybody about iran concerns me. i do not trust them. to paraphrase president reagan, don't trust. and, yes, verify.
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>> you say don't trust, verify. and you also say, cheat and you will pay. >> right. >> and chuck schumer saying inspections are not anywhere, anytime. and that the 24-day waiting period is troubling. does that trouble you, too? >> anything with iran and whether or not it will comply is an open question. there's no doubt about that. but this gives us time. it puts a lid on their nuclear weapons program, and allows us to deal with some of their other troubling behavior. >> our exclusive with hillary clinton. politics for tonight. there are major developments this evening in the showdown over same-sex marriage in kentucky. the county clerk walking free after six days in the last 24 hours for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
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back at work on monday. and this evening, one of her deputies taking a stand of his own. here's alex perez. >> reporter: tonight, kim davis, spending her first day out of jail at home. saying she's reading the hundreds and hundreds of fan letters she's received. saying she's happy god's people are standing strong. she was released tuesday, after six days behind bars after refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses. walking out to "eye of the tiger." getting a hero's welcome from thousands, include, mike huckabee. >> thank you all so much. >> reporter: tonight, word the rock group survivor is suing mike huckabee for unauthorized use of their song. judges ordered davis not to interfere with her deputy clerks who started to issue licenses to all couples while she was detained. tonight, the deputy clerk handling marriage licenses
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saying he would continue to issue them even if davis ordered him to stop. davis is expected back to work on monday. david? >> alex, thank you. we turn overseas to our reporting from the front lines of the exodus in europe. migrants fleeing violence in their homelands, trying to get to germany and austria. and new images of the high stakes of this journey. a tent city in hungary. families walking along railroad tracks. and migrants pushing past police. the camerawoman, kicking a young girl. and alex marquardt with the outrage over that camerawoman, and what she does next in the video. >> reporter: today, hundreds of refugees, pouring over this fence. a woman, slipping her child underneath. the growing flood of people determined to get through this gateway to europe. but hungary is cracking down, reinforcing this new razor wire fence, more than 100 miles long, and planning to add guards.
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that journey toward the horizon, now increasingly tense. they're trying to evade the police. we've seen police helicopters in the sky. and right now they're trying to get to a train station, which is still about six miles down the road. mona and her children have been on the road for a month now. now you're worried the hungarian police are going to stop you? >> yes, stop us. >> yes, stop us and hit us. >> reporter: and hit you? >> yes. >> reporter: and moments later, a confrontation. the refugees trying to barrel through a line of police. this little girl in tears, pleading with the officers. most here want to go to germany, which has welcomed the refugees with cheers. a stark contrast with the hostility here in hungary. today, that video shocking the world. the hungarian camerawoman kicking that girl as she runs from police. and this. as a man runs by, carrying a small child, she trips him, and he falls to the ground. and david, that camerawoman, who worked for a right-wing tv channel, has been fired. hungary, now increasingly
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accused of aggression toward the refuge refugees, and a lack of empathy in this crisis. >> alex, thank you. back here at home, to atlanta. a case making national headlines. a mother's chilling cry for help, begging police to protect her and her husband from their own sons. two brothers now charged with trying to kill their parents. linzie janis with the 911 calls. >> my children are trying to kill me. >> reporter: a mother pleading for help, claiming her own sons are trying to kill her and her husband. >> they're headed upstairs now. >> reporter: yvonne ervin calling 911 while hiding in her bedroom, in this home in an upscale atlanta suburb. a family neighbors describe as perfectly normal. >> their names are chris and cameron ervin. 17 and 22 years old. >> reporter: she says her sons have a shotgun, and her husband zachary is trying to distract them in the garage. >> how are they trying to kill you, ma'am? >> they're trying to strangle us and shoot us.
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and they put xanax in our food, i guess they just want the insurance money. >> reporter: police arrive minutes later, finding zachary in the garage, stabbed and covered in blood. yvonne lying next to her bed, badly beaten. cameron telling officers, "i just tried to kill my parents, who does that?" both boys booked into the county jail. charged with aggravated assault. also charged with arson. police smelled gas, and found a line that had been tampered with. suspecting the brothers were planning to blow up the house. >> thank you. still much more ahead on "world news tonight". major news from apple. how much are they now willing to pay you for your old iphone? and the tv, name a show, it will appear on your screen. hopefully "world news tonight". and major developments about the fire captain, falling through the roof. you're going to want to stick around for this.
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and then the moment on the football field. the referee, blindsided by two high school players. the debate after a hearing. should the entire team now be punished? we want your opinion. come on back.
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next tonight, major news from apple, unveiling new products, and making an offer for some of your old ones. some companies will pay you for your old iphone. there's also news about apple tv. adding siri, who will listen to your demands. name a show, and it will pop up. here's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: rarely are so many apple products unveiled at once. but the new apple tv is what tim cook seemed most excited about. >> the television experience has been virtually standing still. today, we are going to do something about that. >> reporter: the new black box
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putting games and other apps on your television. and a new way of searching. just your voice. show me arnold schwartzenegger movies. look at that. it works. you can call up a grid of every baseball game being played. go directly to any game. and see stats as you watch. and the ipad pro, their biggest ever. the new iphones including what they call 3-d touch. sensing how hard you press to bring up other options. none of these are cheap. which is why some stores are anxious to buy your old iphones. for a used iphone 6 in good condition, two websites offering anywhere from $280 to $485. of all the big announcements, the one thing people consistently say they want the most never materialized. longer battery life for their phones. david? >> maybe next time. thank you. when we come back, queen elizabeth making history.
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and can you guess what the half-time act will be for the super bowl? a clue -- could he be coming back? and the stunning moment on the football field being debated by so many. the ref taken down by two high school players. the question tonight -- should the entire team be punished?
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changing the world. to the "index" of other news tonight. to the "index" of other news tonight. an emergency hearing over this stunning moment on the football field in texas. one player, blindsiding a referee. moments later, the other, tackling him, too. both suspended, facing possible charges. an assistant coach also punished. league officials want the entire team suspended. a school official today calling it the "most egregious event" he's seen in 40 years. a milestone for queen elizabeth, today. on the throne 63 years and seven months, two days, and counting. the longest-serving monarch in british history. beating out queen victoria. she celebrated, out with her subjects today. the palace saying, business as
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finally, we told you we'd keep you updated on fire captain pete dern. the nation saw him fall when that burning roof collapsed. tonight, the doctors, nurses, and firefighters, there every step of the way. captain pete dern, climbing up the ladder in fresno, california, when the roof gives way. falling into the burning home. the flames erupting around him. the screams, people yelling, save him. >> get him out! >> reporter: firefighters ripping down the garage door to get him out. racing him to the hospital. in critical condition at first, and prayers ever since from the firehouse. >> a leader and a good man. >> the first word that comes to mind is motivated. >> reporter: we've followed his motivation every step of the way. a determined father and husband. this was captain pete 105 days later. walking again, his wife on the left, his daughter on the right. every step in that hallway, celebrated. >> close your eyes.
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no cheating. >> hi! >> reporter: his wife, thanking the firefighters. doing shifts to make sure there is always someone there with him. >> thank you guys. >> reporter: and tonight, look at this. captain pete, ready to leave. 165 days, 5 1/2 months, 50 nurses, 7 doctors helping to treat him. today, thanking his team. >> i just appreciate all your work. >> reporter: and the message from the fellow firefighters tonight? >> welcome home, pete. >> and we salute captain pete. thank you for watching on a wednesday night. i'm david muir. tonight, live team coverage on the crippling effect of triple digit readings throughout the bay area. the governor strikes a deal to get a climate deal passed. who would scrawl a hateful
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message like this one in a san francisco neighborhood? police say they know and he's in custody. and the san bruno explosion, five years ago. is safety really job one and e? >> the classes are way too hot. not cool. >> not cool is an understatement today, especially if you go to school with no air conditioning. good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. swimming pools are filled and cooling centers are open as people cope with blazing temperatures of a september heat wave. >> abc7 news was on the san francisco water front to get these pictures. only one city came close to
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breaking the temperatures. >> there is a thin, shallow layer of fog so the rest of the bay area is just sweltering. oakland airport, 103. 107 today was the high in antioch and livermore. those weren't records, but pretty hot. 100 the high in redwood city and 86 here in san francisco. we have a heat advisory effect in san francisco. and there is also increased risk of heat-related illness. >> let's turn to our reporters in the field now, some schools let out


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