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beard category. congratulations. that's going to do it for us. world news is next. tonight, breaking developments. the new discovery at sea in the desperate search for the ship that went down. 28 americans on board. the life boat discovered and what else they found. also, the captain. what he was trying to do in the middle of the hurricane. the deadly flood emergencies in several states tonight. the mother and a little girl rescued from their roof. the driver trapped in a pickup. the samaritan swimming to him. and the roads simply giving way. the midair mystery tonight, the pilot who died mid flight leaving the co-pilot to control and the emergency landing in syracuse. the amtrak passenger train derailing today. the race to help the injured.
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>> and the magic number? the one day this week to get the cheapest ticket with the holidays approaching. good evening. we begin tonight with two developing stories at this hour. the rescues in the south and that desperate search at sea. the missing ship. tonight, those new discoveries here. it's a race against time to find 33 people on board, including 28 americans, some of their faces right there. tonight, officials saying the ship went down but vowing to keep searching, families holding out hope. authorities saying they will not count out their will to survive. these images from the search tonight. an empty lifeboat pulled from the ocean. a life ring recovered as well. the remains of one victim in a survival suit floating at sea. as we ask here, why would the ship head into hurricane waters at all. linzie janis tonight. >> reporter: tonight new images of this empty lifeboat with a giant hole in it belonging to the el faro.
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>> we modified our search efforts to focus more on potential people in the water, lifeboats and life rafts. >> reporter: also spotted, a life ring, and life rafts, and several survival suits. >> in one of the survival suits, we did identify human remains. >> reporter: an abc news crew was on board this c-130 flight as searchers discover a 300 square mile area of debris the ship making a distress call 4 1/2 days ago as it was getting battered by hurricane joaquin. the el faro equipped with two lifeboats and survival suits for all 33 crew members, including the 28 americans. >> the insulate you. they keep your body temperature in tact for an extended period. >> reporter: the families of the crew struggle to understand why the ship ended up in a hurricane. the company that owns the "el faro" saying the captain planned to bypass it but ran into trouble.
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>> regrettably, he suffered a mechanical problem with his main propulsion system. >> reporter: the mother of 34-year-old crew member danielle randolph reading an e-mail her daughter sent the day they lost contact. >> we are headed straight into it. category 3. winds are super bad and seas are not great. love to everyone. >> reporter: david, the family members still clinging to hope. also tonight, the ntsb heading to florida begin to investigating what went wong. david? >> linzie, thank you. we are going to turn to the deadly storms in the south. the numbers simply staggering tonight. two feet of rain in two days. at least ten dead in south carolina, at least two in north carolina. flooding all the way up to new jersey. some of the images from columbia tonight, the pickup truck swept away. the driver trapped inside. and this evening, you can see the good samaritan swimming to
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save him. so many roadways collapsing under the weight of the rushing waters. alex perez is in south carolina. >> reporter: tonight, the already inundated southeast is bracing for more rain and the governor, a warning. >> just because the rain stops does not mean we are out of the woods. >> reporter: a breach of a dam causing an emergency evacuation in forest acres, south carolina. national guardsmen going home to home searching for survivors, spray painting an x where all is clear. this man doing the same from a kayak. the last 24 hours, family after family plucked from the flood waters. >> everything that i know that i know of has been destroyed. >> it's heart wrenching but i'm so glad we're safe. >> reporter: we rode with scott weber who took his own boat to check on his neighbors. >> i actually beached the boat on the roof and was stomping on the roof to listen to see if anybody thumped back. >> reporter: at least 12 are dead in the carolinas.
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most died in the 500 saturated and washed out roads. >> reporter: this man, trapped in his two-ton pickup truck. a bystander swimming forward. he clings to a tree, making it back, and kicking out the back window. the driver and his rescuer, lucky to be alive tonight. david, a first look at the severe damage. you can see the white car caught in the current and tossed into the creek. and over here, the rushing waters almost washing away this entire building. but there has been progress. yesterday, the very spot where i am standing, the water would have been over my head. david. >> all right, alex, thanks so much. we have been watching the gripping images of the high stakes rescue, including this young mother and her little girl, plucked from the waters as the water started rising. rob marciano is in charleston tonight where we went to find that mother and daughter. lifted in the air from that
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flooded home. >> reporter: a mother and 15 month old lifted to safety. and a father thankful. >> it was one of those things, it was so chaotic, so fast. >> reporter: ian waltz couldn't believe how fast the water came up. as the photos he took out the window show, it was already too late to call 911. >> they said there's nothing we can do for you right now. >> reporter: they tried the coast guard next. just after 6:00 a.m., his fiance posting this post on facebook, can anyone please help? this is their home, on eight foot stilts. usually on dry land. the water came rushing in and when it did, they evacuated to a neighbor's house by boat, got on to the roof where the u.s. coast guard picked them up. >> reporter: the coast guard spotted them from above. ian and 9-year-old braden hold on for a boat rescue. and christy and the baby hoisted to a chopper. >> probably the most horrifying day of my life. >> reporter: safe and smiling on the tarmac with the usgc saviors. >> great to see they are okay. rob with us now live. rob, i want to show everyone
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this image from nooa, showing how it acted as a fire hose, feeding moisture right into these storms. so when does it end? >> extraordinary pictures there, showing the water vapor. and just how unique the atmosphere eic river was, tapping the tail end of that moisture. and directing the hose right at south carolina. basically got hurricane rain without the wind. now, today's water vapor shows you hurricane joaquin past bermuda, so we've lost that connection, that's the good news. now the rain has spread out to north carolina and down through florida. so the rainfall is weakening. we have seen flash flood warnings drop. that is good news. flood warnings on the rivers and on the coast will continue. this storm will weaken and push off to sea. drier weather coming tomorrow and it can't come soon enough here in charleston. >> rob marciano with us, thank you. we do move on to the tragedy on board an american airlines
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flight from phoenix bound to boston. the pilot dying mid flight, the plane making an emergency landing. ambulances rushing the plane. david kerley with the 911 call and the co-pilot who landed the jet in syracuse. >> reporter: surrounding that american airlines jet, ambulances and fire trucks. but paramedics were in action in the cockpit after this in flight radio call. >> syracuse, american 550 medical emergency, captain is incapacitated, request handling for runway, 1-0 landing. >> reporter: the first officer at the controls now solo on the phoenix to boston flight with 147 passengers. diverting to syracuse and word goes out to ground crews. >> pilot is unresponsive, not breathing. >> reporter: a flight attendant, also a nurse, attends to the pilot. the co-pilot remains cool as the a-320 approaching, just asking that medics board as soon as they get on the ground. >> as long as they have a way to get on the airplane quickly, they need to get to the captain. >> roger, sir. >> reporter: passengers saw the
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emergency crews but didn't realize what had happened. >> we thought he just wasn't feeling well, we had no idea he had passed. it was extremely shocking. >> reporter: this is absolutely the reason that we have two fully qualified pilots in the cockpit either one of them trained to the same standard. >> reporter: this is a rare occurrence. the faa tells us it's only happened eight times in the past 20 years. david. >> david kerley, incredible work from that co-pilot and tough to hear about the pilot. we move on to the scare for passengers aboard an amtrak train today. this one bound for washington, d.c., traveling through vermont. five cars derailing, jumping the track. at least seven people injured. stunned passengers, the images tonight. an amtrak worker among the injured and what officials now believe may have caused it and why more people were not hurt. gio benitez on the scene. >> reporter: tonight, a miracle on the track. 98 passengers aboard this amtrak train to washington, d.c. surviving a derailment that could have been so much worse. you must have been thinking what is going on? >> i was so confused what happened.
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it felt like very bad airplane turbulence. so it got very shaky. luggage flew around. >> reporter: amtrak says the train reportedly hit a rock slide. two of the cars landing in a brooke, injuring seven people. bad news for amtrak, reeng for a major derailment in play outside philadelphia that killed eight and injured over 200. eight critically. vermont's governor glad the passengers in today's accident are all safe tonight. >> we are very, very lucky there is not loss of life. >> reporter: why aren't there more injuries? well it turns out, all of the trains in this accident were in tact. unlike the other derailments we've seen where the trains were crushed. most of the people sent to the hospital have now been released, david. >> gio, thank you. to afghanistan where there is growing outrage over the deadly air strike on a doctors without borders hospital. you can see here, 22 people here, doctors, nurses, children above the dead.
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inside, medical teams still working amid the chaos afterward. tonight, what the pentagon is saying and growing calls for an independent investigation. abc news chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz on this again tonight. >> reporter: there are so many unanswered questions about this attack. but this is what we know. last tuesday, with fierce fighting in the streets, doctors without borders reminds the u.s. and others of the grid coordinates for its hospital, which should then be marked a "restricted" zone for pilots in the area. but saturday, just after 2:00 a.m., the hospital says they were attacked from the air, again and again. "there were flames all around me," said this survivor. "i saw patients and doctors burned to death." defense secretary ash carter said saturday the u.s. did launch air strikes after u.s. forces came under taliban fire in the area, but today, the head of the u.s. and coalition forces says it was afghan troops who
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made the request. >> the air strike was made to eliminate the taliban threat and several civilians were accidentally struck. >> reporter: they could not provide no detail on the investigation or whether the pilots fired. one of the critical things is whether the word about the restricted zone actually grot to the pilots or anyone else coordinating the strikes, david. >> thank you so much, martha. back at home and an abc news exclusive. one of the survivors from the shooting in the community college in oregon. and her chilling account here. she played dead to survive in the room. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> when i closed my eyes and i am really close to falling asleep, i can hear the gunshots. >> reporter: 18 year old anastasia boylan is haunted by that day when she was shot in the back by alleged gunman chris harper mercer inside her classroom. >> he sounded really deranged
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because he said he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed. >> reporter: he laughed? >> he laughed after -- after he shot the teacher. >> reporter: she says he had a question for each of the victims before he shot them. >> he had us get up one by one and asked us what our religions were. >> reporter: but he picked one student to live, apparently to deliver a message. >> he said, the kid in the glasses, get up, i need to you do me a favor. today is your lucky day and hands him a business envelope. >> reporter: the gunman killed himself. the motive for it all remains a mystery. >> i will never, ever take for granted a second, a minute. every day is special. and you never know when something's going to happen. >> reporter: neal karlinsky, abc news, roseburg, oregon. now to the race for 2016.
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after that massacre, hillary clinton today unveiling a tough new stance on gun control. and she also came out swinging today at the benghazi committee. on what she said the committee accomplished. and appearing on "saturday night live" over the weekend. here is cecelia vega on what she said there as well. >> reporter: on the trail in new hampshire today hillary clinton growing emotional talking about gun violence. >> so many of the parents of these precious children who were murdered have taken the unimaginable grief that they have been bearing and have tried to be the voices that we need to hear. >> reporter: clinton unveiling her plan for stricter gun control, calling for tougher background checks and increased liability for gun dealers and manufacturers, vowing to use executive authority if she has to. with her sagging polls in the granite state clinton now on the
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offensive from going after the republican-led benghazi committee investigating her private e-mail server -- >> look at the situation they chose to exploit to go after me for political reasons, the death of four americans in benghazi. i knew the ambassador. i identified him. i asked him to go there. >> reporter: -- to turning up the charm offensive on "snl." >> hey, bartender. keep them coming. >> reporter: clinton hoping her funny side not only wins a few laughs -- >> hi, i'm hillary rodham clinton. >> hey, great name. i'm val. >> reporter: but also, a few votes. >> all anybody wants to talk about is donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that is like, uh, you are all losers? >> a real range in tone over the last couple days. in the meantime, gun control today, drawing a line today against bernie sanders. >> that's right. he is running as the progressive
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candidate in this race. when it comes to issue of gun control, hillary clinton is on the left out here. >> all right, cecilia, thanks. covering the campaign for us. there is still more ahead. and up next, an abc news investigation. a new warning for so many drivers out there. if you have a car with a keyless ignition switches. millions of the cars on american highways tonight and the hidden danger that can turn deadly. the results of our investigation. also the headline for one of america's most popular breakfast cereals. why nearly 2 million boxes are being recalled. and tonight, some of the faces you'll recognize across the country sending out the same message. why cecilia and i are wearing blue at the desk tonight and others are as well. we'll be right back. and the big milestones. and just like i'm there for her, pacific life is there to help protect me and my family so i can enjoy all life's moments. pacific life. helping families for over 145 years achieve
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pasquale fontanini accidentally left their 2013 lincoln mks car running in their attached garage. it had a push button or keyless ignition. which does sound a warning if someone leaves the car with the fob while it's still running. officials say the carbon monoxide from the engine built up in the garage, seeped into the house and eventually killed the fontininis. investigators have linked 12 deaths to carbon monoxide poisoning when owners accidentally left their cars running and walked away with their key fob. ford, the manufacturer of lincoln, says the keyless system has proven to be safe and reliable. most cars have a visual or audible alert when you leave the car running. and then others like this lincoln automatically shut off after 15 minutes of idling. something all cars should do, david? >> thank you. when we come back on a monday night, with the holidays quickly approaching, a magic number. which day this week to get the best deal, the best ticket price?
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leading the course. in her video "the mirror" set up on the city streets, an experiment to see how many would stop to feel good about themselves. so many faces, so many voices joining the effort. >> i'm julianne moore. >> i'm robin roberts. >> so many stories of bullying and breakthroughs. >> i was always picked on. i was always one of the littlest kids. i learned quickly that self-confidence can overcome anything. >> in fact, it's the message behind that hit song right now. >> everyone one of us is unique. be strong. be kind, be daring, be awesome. be unafraid to be exactly who you are. ♪ >> fighting the bullies. we hope to see you back here tomorrow night. good night north bay jail. one inmate claims he was tortured and beaten, plus. terminally ill patients in al cal will be able to legally
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end their lives. and a possible lead in the murder of a mural artist, killed last week. >> he came with me, his gun was out, full force. concerns over a violent break in in a san francisco neighborhood and all of it was caught on camera. >> before they jumped on my bed, were hitting me, digging their knees into me. >> you're hearing tonight from one of the inmates a north bay jail. these inmates claim they were beaten and tortured by guards. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. that inmate is one of two who filed a federal lawsuit today, claimed they were beaten and tortured in the sonoma county jail and they're not the only
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ones. it's an interview you'll only see on abc7 news, vic? >> reporter: there are two names on the lawsuit, but many inmates may sue later. now, the lawsuit charges merciless beatings and threats. >> guys in black came in, wearing masks. hitting us. and calling us [ bleep ] and it's their house, that they can beat us. >> reporter: danny says he and two dozen others were beaten viciously, may 28th in the maximum security unit of the jail. attorney isaac swieger represents banks and marquis martinez. >> i felt someone punch on the back of my neck. i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: other inmates have writtene


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