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here, thanks for joining us. next news kags at 6:00. we'll see you then the stunning exit in washington tonight. just hours after making his case to be the next speaker of the house, the abrupt change. majority leader kevin mccarthy, suddenly shocking everyone. telling reporters he's dropping out. what happened? the american hero attacked. he was one of three americans who stopped that terror attack on a train overseas. then honored by the president. now, stabbed multiple times in his hometown. the new surveillance video right here. and the hunt for his attackers at this hour. what we rarely see. the other view. the police officer's body cam. the officer shot, but he survives. you'll see what happens next. the governor of south carolina warning homeowners to get out. the rivers rising. they're now watching 70 dams tonight. and this question for you -- how much is it costing you every
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day that you wait before buying that holiday ticket home? good evening. we begin tonight with that bombshell exit. tonight, much of washington still stunned by what played out today. the battle for the next speaker of the house, and the man that wanted the job. just this morning on capitol hill saying he had the votes. and then kevin mccarthy appearing before cameras a couple of hours later, saying he's dropping out of the race for speaker. so what suddenly changed? here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: this morning, kevin mccarthy seemed on top of the world, saying he had the votes to be speaker of the house. >> we're going to win. >> reporter: but less than 2 1/2 hours later, shocked republicans came out of a private meeting. mccarthy told them he's bowing out, and they were practically speechless. >> nobody knows anything at this point.
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>> kevin said he's not running. >> i just learned this like you all did. >> reporter: by the time mccarthy himself emerged, swarmed by cameras, he seemed more relieved than defeated. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? the one thing i found in talking to everybody, if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> reporter: mccarthy's rise was meteoric. when john boehner shocked the world two weeks ago by saying he would step down, forced out by conservatives, mccarthy seemed a sure bet to replace him. what happened? for one, this. what mccarthy said the benghazi committee accomplished. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee. a select committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> reporter: republicans had long insisted the benghazi investigation was not political. mccarthy handed hillary clinton a perfect way to fight back. >> look at the situation they chose to exploit. to go after me for political reasons, the death of four
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americans in benghazi. >> and jon is with us live. as this all plays out, many wondering what john boehner might be thinking tonight. with so many that wanted him out. >> indeed, the very conservatives that forced out boehner have done so to mccarthy. now, ironically, that may mean that boehner may remain speaker of the house much longer than he intended. because right now, nobody has the votes to replace him. >> to be continued. jon carl, thanks. and the manhunt under way for the alleged attackers going after an american hero. authorities say, stabbing him several times. spencer stone, one of three that tackled a would-be terrorist on a train to paris. came home in august, honored by the president. now, seriously injured in his hometown. kayna whitworth with the video
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now released and the search under way. >> reporter: this survaillance footage shows spencer stone in a violent brawl in downtown sacramento. he's fending off a group, then right there. appears to be stabbed from behind. first responders finding him with multiple stab wounds to the torso. police say two suspects fled in a car. >> it's believed to be related to a night club incident. we know it's not related to what occurred in france months ago. >> reporter: back in august, stone and two childhood friends stopped a gunman on a paris-bound train during their european vacation. tonight, an your outpouring of support. >> he seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. so, so were we. >> reporter: his friend and fellow train hero tweeting,
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his family thanking everyone. >> kayna, thank you. now to the race for 2016. and to a new round of controversial comments made by ben carson. after comments about the oregon school massacre and guns. today, dr. ben carson and his new statements. this time, asked about what he had written before about the holocaust. suggesting that if germany had not had such tight gun restrictions, it may have been avoided. there would have been more guns. here's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight dr. ben carson taking his pro-gun stance to another level. writing in his book that the holocaust would have been less likely if jews were armed. >> but just to clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. >> reporter: the anti-defamation league calling carson's comments historically inaccurate. carson, outspoken against gun control since last week's massacre at an oregon community college.
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writing on facebook, "i never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away." and repeatedly insisting he would have rushed the shooter if put in a similar situation. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say, hey guys, everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> reporter: but now carson revealing what he did when he was once confronted by a gunman in a fast food restaurant. he did not rush the shooter. >> a guy comes up, puts the gun to my ribs. and i just said, i believe that you want the guy behind the counter. >> oh, so you just redirected him? >> i redirected him. >> reporter: today, carson asked about that on cnn. >> that sounds counter to what you're recommending right now. >> that's a completely different situation. this was somebody who comes into a joint to rob it, not somebody who is sequentially killing people. >> you didn't know he was just going to rob the joint. he potentially could have killed you. >> i did know that. >> reporter: but carson, in second place, getting some support today from frontrunner donald trump. >> he made a statement,
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essentially, if there were some maniac over there shooting people. he'd charge them. they said, oh, that's terrible, disrespectful to the people that were killed. i didn't see it that way. >> and tom llamas with us live. amid all the controversy, he appeared to receive a show of support from rupert murdoch? >> yes, tweeting it here. ben and candy carson, terrific. what about a real black president that can properly address the racial divide? later tweeting, apologies. no offense meant. personally find both men charming. the other man, of course, president obama. and we should mention that dr. ben carson will be on "good morning america" first thing tomorrow morning. and to the rising waters in south carolina and the new warning from the governor. a tense night ahead. dams on the brink, 14 breached, and 70 being monitored.
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the dramatic images all week. a grandmother and her grandson, clinging to a cross for hours, caught in rushing waters. governor nikki haley warning, the sun is out, but the water is rising and we need to get you out. alex perez in south carolina again this evening. >> reporter: tonight, south carolina's coastal communities on edge. urged to evacuate. >> this water is moving in quickly. >> reporter: rivers cresting to record levels. at least 19 dead in the carolinas, as more incredible stories of survival emerge. clara gantt, and her grandson, surviving by clinging to a red cross. she was on her way to church, biblical floods raging all around. across the state, all eyes on 70 dams. 14 have already failed. reinforcements under way after a dike breach at the fragile columbia canal, crucial to the water supply of 375,000 residents. these pictures showing the canal before and after. with cleanup now under way, worries about how homeowners
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will get back on their feet. fema says you should take pictures of your damaged property to help with claims. but standard policies don't cover floods, and a lot of people here who lost everything don't have flood insurance. for many, the only option now, to apply for federal disaster assistance. a loan from the government to rebuild. david? >> alex, thank you. we turn now to stunning new police video from a body cam. the view we rarely see. police in cleveland heading up this staircase, coming face to face with an armed man. ordering him to put down the gun. instead firing at the police officer. the officer wearing the camera is shot. matt gutman reports. he does survive this. what that camera captured next. >> reporter: tonight, police body cameras showing the harrowing moments. six officers respond to a domestic violence call. >> oh, god. >> i've been hit. >> reporter: an officer shot by 64-year-old theodore johnson.
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but watch as that same cop, unhurt, still tries to reason with johnson. >> put the gun down. >> go ahead and shoot me. >> no, we're not going to shoot you, guy. >> why don't do you what i ask, mister? >> i know you shot me, but i'm not going to shoot you. >> reporter: when johnson raises his gun, the officers shoot. killing him. after an investigation, that body camera video cleared them. cases like these have sent sales of police body cameras surging. taser, the number one maker, has sold to more than 3,500 law enforcement agencies. >> this is going to become a common piece of equipment for law enforcement, and really the question will be not if you have them. is, "why don't you have them?" >> reporter: the lapd is now by far the nation's biggest police department to issue them agencywide. last week, we joined the lapd on patrol, wearing the same body camera they do. like them, filming every interaction with the public. the race to a shooting. and the controversial stop and frisk. those moments, the source of so many complaints.
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the hope, that those cameras can protect the public. and police. matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> matt, thank you. and overseas, the massive escalation by russia. lobbing missiles at syria. they say targeting isis. but tonight, u.s. officials saying some of them accidentally crash-landing in iran. troubling images, appearing to show children being rushed from the scene after the strikes. here's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it was an impressive display of firepower. that volley of 26 cruise missiles headed to syria. but we now know four of them never made it, crashing into rural iran. but those russian air strikes they claim are targeting isis have been devastating. a syrian aid group says these young children have nothing to do with isis. the u.s. says russia is targeting rebel forces opposing the dictator bashar al assad.
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today, u.s. defense secretary ash carter predicted russia will face the consequences for its growing involvement in syria. >> we've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from russian forces. and i also expect that in coming days, the russians will begin to suffer casualties in syria. >> reporter: david, russia's involvement poses a danger to the u.s. as well. those cruise missiles and air strikes are launched without warning, meaning u.s. pilots have to do their best to stay out of the way. david? >> martha, thank you. and we have new developments from afghanistan. the american air strike on the hospital run by doctors without borders. word of 33 more people still missing. we already know that at least 22 doctors, nurses and patients confirmed dead. president obama apologizing in the last 24 hours. and the head of doctors without borders demanding an independent investigation. back home to cleveland, and
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to a call to action after an unspeakable tragedy. a 5-month-old killed in a drive by shooting last week. tonight, this image of a tiny casket. bringing a veteran police chief to the brink of tears. saying our innocent babies, getting caught in the crossfire. pierre thomas with the 911 calls, the effort to save the baby. one of the callers, her grandmother. >> reporter: aavielle wakefield, just 5 months old, was sitting in her car seat riding with family in cleveland when the shots rang out. >> i need the police. i need an ambulance. somebody is shooting at our car, and they shot the baby. >> reporter: the family frantically dialing 911. >> see if she's breathing. no! no! lord. they shot the baby. the baby's dead. >> i picked her up and she was gasping for her life. it just hurts. >> reporter: aavielle, born april 12th, fatally shot in the crossfire of unknown thugs october 1st.
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even the police chief left in tears. >> it's tough. this should not be happening in our city. >> reporter: she was the third child under age 6 fatally shot in cleveland in roughly a month. the city's murder rate jumping 27% above last year. major cities like baltimore, houston, washington, d.c., and dallas, all experiencing double-digit spikes in homicide this year. much of it blamed on the surge in the number of violent gangs in this country. gangs, often involved in turf wars. sometimes killing innocents. innocents like 5-month-old aavielle. david? >> pierre, thank you. and major developments in the volkswagen scandal. rigging 11 million cars to cheat on those emissions tests. tonight, the american ceo grilled on capitol hill. apologizing and making an
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extraordinary claim. saying he found out about the deception just days before it made global headlines. lawmakers saying, how are we supposed to believe that? volkswagen saying they're considering compensating owners, but not saying if they will buy back the diesel cars. up next, with the holidays approaching, how much more will it cost to wait to buy tickets? tonight, we have the eye-opening number right here. we do the math. should you go with a bigger airline, or a low-fare airline? and speaking of planes, look at the video that came in today. this is the landing they did not tell the community they had changed the flight pattern. incredible. and, "made in america" back tonight. so many americans smiling, about to make cash in their own home. will you be added to that list? coming up. the health care law gives us powerful tools to fight it. we're cracking down on medicare fraud. to investigate it
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orbitz suggesting tomorrow is the best day to buy air fare. if you're flying home for christmas. every day the prices are going up. by how much? clayton sandell with the price check. >> reporter: with the clock ticking to get good deals on holiday travel -- >> on average, fares are going up $5 a day. >> reporter: -- we wanted to see what it would cost to send my crew, four of us, from denver to los angeles for thanksgiving. >> you wait until november, you could pay up to 50% more on the price of air fare. >> reporter: i started searching low-cost airline spirit. so, our base price is about $1,100. but as you're about to see, we are nowhere near done. because that base fare doesn't include extra fees. for example, if everyone has a carry-on and checks a bag, that's more than $500. picking seats together? another $80. these and other charges helping the total cost nearly double. by comparison, the same trip on united priced out at $1,700. so experts say, compare the
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companies, that one is accused of stealing the other's information. blue angels are back. what is new this year at fleet week? he stopped a terrorist attack on a train in paris, and tonight he's the victim of a stabbing, here at home. good evening, everybody, i'm larry beil. >> i'm ama daetz. police in sacramento are searching for two people accused of the stabbing of spencer stone. police released an image showing two persons of interest who drove off in a dark toy roeta camery. surveillance video caught the stabbing in midtown at 21 around 1:00 this morning. laura anthony is live with the latest information. >> reporter: spencer stone barely had time to recover from
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injuries suffered two months ago in france, now this. stabbed three times in the upper body during a fight that spilled into this intersection, onto the streets of stone's hometown. >> given his history, he's a fighter. >> reporter: doctors in sacramento say an international hero suffered three serious stab wounds but is doing well after an early morning street fight. >> he has sustained significant injuries, airman stone's care team anticipates that he will make a full recovery. >> this is the video that shows the fight between french-trained hero, spencer stone, and several other men. moments earlier, according to police the friend and friends were inside of a nearby bar. his uncle told abc news he was defending a friend when the fi


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