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>> thank you for joining us. see you again at 6:00. breaking news tonight. the third air scare in 24 hours. images coming in now. the delta jet, passengers going down slides. alarms over a possible fire in the cargo hold. two other cases. the engine fire and smoke in the cockpit. the showdown in vegas. behind closed doors tonight, hillary clinton on the eve the big debate. is joe biden ready to jump in? what we've learned. and donald trump with his own prediction late today about this debate. the growing outrage after this moment. the city councilman tasered by police. accused of resisting arrest. he's speaking out tonight. did police go too far? the lottery scam. authorities say these surveillance images showing a lottery official secretly buying the winning ticket.
rigging the computer. the investigation now widening going nationwide. and dirty trick or fair play? with a new face-off tonight. good evening on this monday. we begin tonight with word of yet another air scare. this time, a flight headed to atlanta when a warning went off about a possible fire in the 160 passengers on board. they were rushed off the plane, the slides deployed. it comes after a tense 24 hours. two other flights with scares too. among them, this flight in las vegas, taking off down the runway, suddenly aborting after takeoff with an engine fire. passengers on board raced off that plane too. david kerley covers aviation for us and leads us off tonight. >> reporter: evacuation slides out. emergency doors swung open. all 166 on the jet got out quickly in jamaica after the
pilots got a cargo fire warning light, hit the extinguishers and ordered evacuations. there was no fire. no one was hurt. earlier today, an alaska jet liner. forced a landing in buffalo. >> the fire is out at this time. we're going to stop on the runway. >> reporter: fire in the back galley. after taking off in seattle, a new credit card reader starts smoking, sparking, burning. the crew put that device powered by a lithium aluminum battery in a trash can and sprayed it with a fire extinguisher. the captain was taking no chances and forced a landing. yesterday, it was a takeoff from las vegas. the jet traveling more than 100 miles per hour. and passengers heard a pop or a bang. the pilots slammed on the brakes. and firefighters pouring on the waters as passengers watched.
>> the fire truck is checking, everything is line. >> reporter: a member of the crew offering an explanation. >> the brakes, slightly hot. by the time he came in, a little smoke came out of it. >> reporter: before passengers headed to another aircraft. three unrelated incidents but one thing in common, the crews worked very quickly and by the book to protect their passengers. >> really incredible crews. in the meantime, you mentioned one of the cases, a lithium battery. you reported on these very common batteries before. how concerned are authorities about the battery? >> well, alaska airlines is a very concerned. they are taking all the card readers, a new model they just installed, out of the fleet. going back to the old model. the faa wants to ban the shipment of large quantities of these lithium batteries on any jet liner, david. >> all right, thank you. the showdown in vegas. what could be a critical moment for hillary clinton. tonight, we are learning what she and her team are doing to prepare. for the first time, she will be up on the stage with her democratic opponents, many
of whom are expected to take aim at the front-runner. of course, the wild card remains joe biden. will he run? the extra podium is ready. the decision will not come in time for that. tonight, what we learned on the biden front. and even president obama weighing in on clinton's private e-mail server. did she endanger national security? abc's cecilia vega in las vegas. >> reporter: hillary clinton deep in debate prep behind closed doors, but tonight all eyes on the one person who won't be anywhere near that stage. joe biden spending the weekend in delaware with family. sprinting at his granddaughter's cross country meet. but dodging questions about whether he plans to run for the white house. >> everyone wants to know, are you -- >> get out of my way, will you? >> reporter: president obama weighing in on "60 minutes" with nothing but praise for biden. >> i think joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential. i think he has done great work. >> reporter: the president will not say whether biden should enter the race, but has some strong words for clinton and her troubles with that private e-mail server.
>> i don't think it posed a national security problem. she made a mistake. she has acknowledged it. i do think that the way it's been ginned-up is in part because of politics. and i think she'd be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly. >> reporter: still, national polls show clinton with a commanding lead, and biden trailing far behind. but he could cost her crucial votes in iowa and new hampshire, where she's locked in a battle with bernie sanders. if she can weather that storm, new polls out today show her way ahead in the next two states. a 25-point lead in south carolina and a 16-point advantage here in nevada, where tomorrow clinton faces rivals like sanders, who is promising to play nice. >> i happen to respect and like hillary clinton, so i don't get into personal attacks, you know that. but are there differences of opinion that should be discussed?
of course, there are. that's what that election is all about. >> reporter: debate organizers, still hoping joe biden surprises everyone and show up. they even have a podium ready for him just in case. >> there are surprises in vegas, likely not that one. cecilia, the stage set. i want to show everyone at home five candidates. hillary clinton will be in the center, she tops the national polls. bernie sanders on her right. many of the other candidates have had little time on the national stage. they need traction. so is the clinton camp repairing for major swipes tomorrow night? >> well, anything is on the table, david. we know she has been holding mock debates, her aides playing the role of her rivals. they need to make a name for themselves. they need to make a first impression. for hillary clinton, everything is on the line. she can make no mistakes and we just found out hillary and bill clinton have landed in vegas. they're ready. >> all right, see you tomorrow night. in the meantime on the republican side tonight, front-runner donald trump weighing in on the democrats and their big debate saying viewers
may last ten minutes watching the debate before falling asleep. those are his words. president obama on trump. does he think he could win the white house? here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: he was the main attraction at republican debates that have drawn record audiences, but today in new hampshire, donald trump predicts tomorrow's democratic showdown will be a snooze. >> well, i think it's not going to be very well rated. because trump isn't in the debate, i am only kidding. i think it's not going to be highly rated, i think it's going to be watched for 10 or 15 minutes, people are going to get bored and turn it off. >> reporter: trump's decisive lead in the republican primary battle shows no sign of waning. in the latest national poll, fellow outsider ben carson is the only one close. all the others are in single digits. but on "60 minutes," president obama dismissed trump as a passing phenomenon. >> he's, you know, the classic
reality tv character, and at this early stages it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention. >> reporter: you think he's running out of steam? i mean, you think he's going to disappear? >> you know, i'll leave it up to the pundits to make that determination. i don't think he'll end up being president of the united states. >> reporter: in response, trump offered his own critique of president obama. >> i watched president obama last night on television. he bombed, very simply. >> he called terrible in fact. jon karl us with in new york. back to biden. cecilia says the podium is ready. likely not going to happen. >> he will not be there. i promise you that. >> he is going to watch the debate. when is he going to decide? >> i talked to his top advisers and they don't know whether he is going to pull the tricker. david, i expect by the end of the week, we will know whether or not he is running for president. >> we turn to texas, and police tasers a city councilmen on his knees. this
knees, officers using the taser here, claiming he was resisting arrest. it happens to be the same town where sandra bland was arrested and died in her jail cell after a routine traffic stop this summer. abc's ryan owens with new questions for the police tonight. >> reporter: he is on his knees but jonathan miller gets the shock of his life. moments before he is tasered, body cam video show him in the small town of prairie view. he keeps asking the officers why they are questions three of his friends who gathered to rehearse a dance tradition. police they say are investigating suspicious activity in the neighborhood and miller is interfering. >> i'm not trying to combat anything. >> i know. i'm not either. >> city council. >> i know who he is. >> reporter: you can see how quickly tensions escalate and neither side budges.
>> go over there before you go to jail. turn around. >> i'm not saying nothing. you can't do that to me. >> reporter: councilman miller was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties and he spent the night in jail. >> i don't think it should have. >> reporter: police here in the national spotlight here in the summer after the arrest of sandra bland who authorities later found hanging in her jail cell. the police chief says the black female officer seen in the new video was backup in bland's arrest. tonight, her boss promises an investigation. >> if we made mistakes, i'll tell you we made mistakes. >> reporter: the two officers involved are still on the street. congressman miller said he is a fan of the police force here, recently voting for them a pay raise. david? >> thank you. now to cleveland, and outrage over two reports in the police shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice. the boy shot while holding a pellet gun least year.
officers responded to a call of an armed man. two independent reviews found the police response reasonable. they are calling it a whitewash. a grand jury will decide if the officer faces charges. memphis and another shooting death of a policeman there. terrance alridge killed in his driveway after an argument with a neighbor ended in gun fire. the suspect is in custody tonight. less than three months ago, shawn bolton was killed in a routine traffic stop. we turn overseas tonight and to iran. an american journalist convicted in a secret trial. jason rezaian. from the washington post, accused of spying for the u.s. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight with his family.
his mother who traveled to iran and his tearful wife. >> reporter: the announcement in iran today that "washington post" reporter jason rezaian was convicted as a spy came on his 448th day as a prisoner there. >> this is an outrage. the whole process has been contemptible. >> reporter: an american citizen of iranian descent, rezaian was the tehran bureau chief for the "washington post," one of the few western journalists there. just six weeks before his arrest last year he talked with cnn about living in iran. >> i love it and i hate it but it is home. >> reporter: since his arrest, rezaian's only contact with the outside world has been with his iranian wife and his mother who travelled there from california to speak for him. >> he and his wife who is also a journalist have not been able to. she has not been able to speak to the press. so i am speaking for both of them. >> reporter: rezaian is accused of espionage, for among other things, simply reporting the news. when president obama made a plea
for rezaian's freedom earlier this year -- >> we will not rest until we get him home to his family. >> reporter: -- the iranians said that was simply further evidence of his importance as a u.s. spy. his brother told abc news, the president and the u.s. need to do more. >> not enough is done. >> the nuclear deal with iran. and many asking why we didn't negotiate swapping the hostages? >> david, that is kbaktsly what his family is asking tonight. they have the idea of a prisoner swap, not only rezaian but three other americans believed to be in prison in iran. >> all right, brian, thanks for your reporting. and to london tonight. and police ending their round the clock surveillance of the wikileaks julian aran. wanted in questioning for sex assaults in sweden. he is held up in an ecuadorian embassy. the police are withdrawing officers because of the cost. more than $17 million. back here at home tonight and to a tense evening ahead at the ballpark in the new york city area. the dodgers and the mets facing off for the first time since this controversial play.
take a look. you have probably see it. he is barreling into second base there. utley appealing his two-game suspension. abc's t.j. holmes on the play at the center of the heated debate. >> this is what everyone is talking about. >> reporter: just good, hard baseball or a dirty play? the debate rages on after this controversial slide into second base by l.a. dodgers' chase utley that left mets shortstop ruben tejada with a broken leg. >> he is down. chase utley going hard at second. >> reporter: after the game, major league baseball ruling it an illegal slide and suspended utley for two games. utley defended the hard play and appealed his suspension. >> you are taught from a young age to try to break up double plays. that is baseball. >> reporter: all over new york, everyone weighing in today. >> i think it's going to be a nasty place. i believe that, even the mayor. >> it was a tackle. it was illegal. it was sickening.
>> reporter: and warning his own team. >> we don't need to worry about retaliating. we need to worry about winning. >> reporter: the break-up slide when the runner gets in the way of a player trying to throw the ball p is common in baseball. three weeks ago the pittsburgh pirates lost their shortstop to injury on a similar play. utley, not in the lineup but until his appeal is heard, he is eligible to play. >>tj holmes with us from citi field. there is a chance that chase utley will take the field and i gather we'll be able to hear the mets fans from here. >> you bet you will be able to hear him. look, if they hear his name, if they even see his face, you can assure that chase utley is going to get a reception that only a new yorker can give, david. >> yeah, a new york welcome ahead. all right, tj. thanks so much. there is more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday, one of the largest lottery scams in america, going even larger tonight. a lottery official rigging the computer. take a look. authorities say this video of an
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