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tonight, hillary clinton and the fireworks. tough questions on her e-mails, on benghazi and the moment members of congress start fighting right in front of her. as we ask tonight, how much has the american taxpayer spent on the 17-month investigation? also tonight, we're now learning about american special forces in a daring and deadly raid on isis. the hostages isis was planning to kill, and the operation that led to that deadly firefight. the stunning new report. secret service officers found sleeping on the job. one right at the white house. major new developments in the case of the driver whose car reportedly broke down. he called for help. a short time later, shot dead by police. and the outrage tonight. look right there. the baby left at day care. workers apparently locked the door and left. using a flashlight, they spot
her. authorities demanding answers. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and let's get right to it. hillary clinton testifying at this hour. more than eight hours now since she began answering questions. asked about what led up to that deadly day in benghazi. did she do enough to protect americans? but after 17 months and nearly $5 million in taxpayer money on this investigation, democrats furious today. questioners began bickering with each other as secretary clinton watched. it all began this morning as she left her washington home, her husband, former president bill clinton, sending her off. tonight here, the key points. we what never heard before. including the e-mail that chelsea clinton, using an alias for her daughter. how she described that attack in benghazi to chelsea, and here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: hillary clinton was
all smiles as she came before the committee that she's accused of being on a partisan witch hunt. with huge crowds lining the hallways outside, from the start, the republican chairman was defensive. >> madame secretary, i understand. there are people, frankly, in both parties that have suggested that this investigation is about you. let me assure you it is not and let me assure you why it is not. this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. >> reporter: and the top democrat on the attack. >> republicans are squandering millions of taxpayer dollars on this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. >> reporter: republicans released a never seen before e-mail mrs. clinton wrote on the very night of that deadly attack in benghazi. it was addressed to diane reynolds. the name she used for e-mails sent to her daughter, chelsea. "two of our officers were killed in benghazi by an al qaeda-linked group." that's quite different than what the obama administration said in the days after the attack that
killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. that it was a spontaneous protest over an anti-islamic video that grew violent. >> you tell the american people one thing. you tell your family an entirely different story. why didn't you just speak plain to the american people? >> well, congressman, there was a lot of conflicting information that we were trying to make sense of. the situation was very fluid. it was fast-moving. >> reporter: republicans also demanded to know why the state department had denied several requests for more security in the months before the attack. >> can you account for why that is? why we have an increase in requests and no increase in security? >> well, congressman, i can only tell you that i know a number of requests were fulfilled. and some were not. >> reporter: mrs. clinton took responsibility for what happened, as she has in the past. >> i would imagine i thought more about what happened than all of you put together.
i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done. >> reporter: republicans came with printouts of clinton's e-mails related to libya. and asked why there were so few in the months before the attack. implying that she was not paying attention. >> libya, benghazi, chris stevens, the staff there, they seemed to fall off your radar in 2012 and the situation's getting much worse. >> well, congresswoman, i did not conduct most of the business that i did on behalf of our country on e-mail. i conducted it in meetings, i read massive amounts of memos, great deal of classified information. i made a lot of secure phone calls. i was in and out of the white house all the time. >> reporter: and again and again, republicans pressed her about her e-mails from her old friend, sidney blumenthal. >> help us understand how sidney blumenthal had that kind of access to you, madame secretary, but the ambassador did not. >> reporter: that line of of questioning made democrats furious, and the two sides started fighting with each
other. >> i tell you what. >> the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? that's what we want to have. let the world see it. >> why is it that you only want mr. blumenthal's transcript released? >> reporter: they went at it. hillary clinton just looked on. >> and jon karl with us live on capitol hill tonight. jon, you were right there in the room today. and that new abc news poll. a majority of americans saying before today, they disapproved of how mrs. clinton has handled questions on this. but there was something else very telling. 53% of americans said they also believe this committee is out to damage her reputation. so, jon, in the middle of a presidential campaign, what are you hearing tonight? how does her team think she's done so far? >> reporter: well, her team seems quite pleased with how things went today. if republicans were hoping to draw blood, they really didn't succeed. in the face of relentless questioning, hillary clinton was calm, she was sober, she was substantive. when they tried to engage her in political fights, she simply didn't take the bait. >> and jon, we reported those numbers at the top. 17 months now, costing taxpayers
nearly $5 million. we heard two democrats, that familiar democratic argument today, why only hillary clinton testifying. they asked, where is the head of the cia, where's the secretary of defense? >> reporter: well, the committee chairman says he does plan to call more witnesses, about 20 more witnesses. unclear exactly who those will be. but they have interviewed more than 50 witnesses so far and it's not surprising that the secretary of state would be the senior witness. after all, she was ultimately responsible for that diplomatic outpost and the ambassador that was killed reported to her. >> jon karl, who was in that room all day today. jon karl, thanks. there is another major story we're following tonight. we're learning more about a deadly and daring rescue mission by u.s. special operations forces. the mission was against isis. a race to rescue hostages about to be killed by the terror group. those u.s. special forces drawn into the firefight and tonight, we now know that one of those elite american fighters was killed. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz reporting from the region tonight. >> reporter: it was a daring
mission as bold as it was complicated. saving dozens of those isis hostages facing imminent mass execution. under cover of darkness, five american helicopters ferry kurdish special forces and 30 u.s. advisers to a prison camp in hawija, not far from the isis stronghold of mosul. u.s. air strikes cleared roads and surrounding buildings to prevent isis reinforcements. on the ground, rescuers expected to find just 20 hostages but were stunned to come across 70. an intense firefight erupted and while the americans were not there in a combat role, they were forced to jump in as the battle raged. as many as 20 isis fighters were killed, but an american service member was wounded and later died. the first u.s. combat death since the fight against isis began last year. and david, the pentagon says today's tragic loss will not change the basic mission in
iraq. no ground combat unless u.s. forces are protecting iraqi forces and their lives are in danger. david? >> martha raddatz reporting in from overseas tonight. martha, thank you. there are major new developments tonight after that road rage case in new mexico. a father had just picked up his children from school, another driver opening fire. authorities say the suspect reportedly confessing now. a bullet hole in that back window. a 4-year-old girl, lilly garcia, was killed. and tonight, the stunning development about the shooter's past. abc's ryan owens in new mexico. >> do you have any questions about anything i've said? >> no, sir. >> reporter: those are the only two words uttered by the accused killer of 4-year-old lilly garcia, but the judge had plenty to say to tony torrez. >> this is possibly one of the most wanton and atrocious acts as alleged, i think, in the history of this city. >> reporter: in court, prosecutors detailed torrez's violent criminal history, which includes another arrest for road rage.
court documents show he pulled a gun on a driver in 2006. that case was dismissed. >> the daughter is not conscious. >> reporter: the criminal complaint details how prosecutors believe the accused murderer cut off the family's pickup truck. lilly's father then threw up his hands and called him a name. a chase ensued with torrez allegedly firing four shots. >> first time that you met her, she would grab your heart. she's going to be missed by a lot of people. >> reporter: police say torrez has confessed, and they appear to have plenty of evidence, including the gun used to kill lilly. they say they found it at his home. david? >> ryan owens in albuquerque tonight. ryan, thank you. we turn now to florida, and to the driver who reportedly pulled over his car after it broke down, shot and killed by police a short time later. his family outraged, now saying the officer never showed his badge. and that their loved one never fired a gun. that he was found away from his car, away from his own gun. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, questions
from the family of corey jones, after an undercover officer shot and killed the musician. the family attorneys saying they spoke with prosecutors, who told them the officer never displayed a badge. that the musician himself never fired his gun, which was legally bought. and that jones was shot three times. so, why did officer nouman raja kill jones? >> he would not ever, ever, ever, ever, ever pull a gun on a police. >> reporter: the family, side-by-side thursday with their attorneys, at a hall rally. they say jones was just waiting for a tow. >> he called his big brother, c.j. his brother offered to come and get him. >> reporter: police telling us officer raja's account. >> he stopped to investigate what he believed to be an abandoned vehicle. he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject. >> reporter: tonight, the questions -- did officer raja, who was in an unmarked car, ever identify himself as an officer? >> i need to know why. why is my son gone today?
why? >> reporter: officer raja is now on paid leave. meanwhile, the state attorney won't confirm or deny the family's account, saying they are investigating. david? >> gio, thank you. we turn now to the severe weather slamming the southern plains. powerful storms, drenching rains, flash flood watches in parts of texas and oklahoma. some dramatic images tonight. pounding rain at this gas station in lubbock, texas. south of midland, a house actually floating away there. you can hear people taking that video. a dangerous commute home in parts of new mexico, as well. meteorologist rob marciano in dallas tonight, where they could see up to a foot of rain in the next few days. rob? >> reporter: david, it has been feast or famine with rain here in texas. from drought to flood to drought and flooding again. the rain just starting here in dallas, but north and west of us, it is really coming down. flash flood watches posted for central texas and oklahoma. could see six to ten inches or more of rainfall from corpus christi to dallas over the next several days. a second punch of moisture coming from a pacific hurricane, hurricane patricia,
strengthening at this hour, with winds of 130 miles an hour. and a category 4 landfall expected tomorrow. a dangerous storm, david, with part of that system coming to texas this weekend. >> all right, a lot to watch. rob marciano in dallas for us. rob, thank you. we turn now to a developing headline at this hour. congressman paul ryan tonight announcing his bid for speaker in a letter to colleagues. this after winning broad republican support on his terms. the largest group of conservatives today calling him, quote, the right person to lead the house. ryan issued an ultimatum before, saying he would only run if the fractured party unified behind him. the vote scheduled now for next week. and to a stunning new report on the secret service tonight. at least two officers discovered sleeping on the job, one of them at the white house. and the inspector general, a federal watchdog, issuing a formal warning now about the security risk of overworking agency employees. here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: sleeping on the job. not the words you want associated with the secret service.
but tonight, we learned that two uniformed officers were caught napping in august. one while on duty at a foreign diplomat's resident. the other at the white house. a new inspector general management alert says inadequate staffing and scheduling may pose an immediate or potential danger to u.s. secret service officers and those whom they project. >> this should be a wakeup call to the secret service. you cannot have officers and agents working the long, long hours that they are. >> reporter: the secret service objects, saying the sleeping officers, and only them, were at fault. both were disciplined. but the latest revelation comes on the heels of a recent disclosure that secret service agents had been rifling through the employment files of congressman jason chaffetz and were contemplating embarrassing him. all this after that fence jumper got inside the white house, this following a prostitution scandal. after successfully protecting the pope, the secret service was hoping to turn the page from negative headlines to more positive coverage.
today shows not yet. david? >> pierre thomas outside the white house. pierre, thank you. and now to that day care center in chicago, under investigation tonight. a 1-year-old apparently left behind, locked inside, left in the darkness on the floor there, crying when found. the workers apparently went home. authorities breaking down the door. and tonight, that little girl's family asking how could this happen? here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: firefighters breaking down the door of this chicago day care, desperately trying to reach a baby girl locked inside. her frantic father recording it all. >> journee? >> it was pitch black and, like, the police had the flashlight down and the only thing i could see was my baby crawling on the floor. [ crying ] >> reporter: 1-year-old journee's dad reportedly arriving 15 minutes before their official closing, finding the doors locked. >> my heart dropped. i was just glad that she was okay. >> reporter: the center now being investigated by
authorities. we've seen it before. earlier this year, this houston father smashing a window at his son's day care. the 10-month-old left inside on his own. that center calling it a terrible accident. david, little journee's mom saying the day care workers told her they mistook her child for a doll. the facility hasn't returned our calls for comment. david? >> just incredible. linzie janis tonight. thank you. and up next here, the investigation. and we want you at home to answer this question -- if you make a phone call while driving, even if it's hands free, how many seconds do you think it takes before your mind can focus on the road again? it's not as quick as you think. the stunning report tonight. exactly how many seconds. also, the popular dietary supplements and the accusation tonight. did a major store sell them, knowing they were spiked? and that warning over a coming earthquake. very likely to hit over the next two years. some scientists very angry tonight.
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chevy and mazda did not return our calls today. apple declined to comment. most surprising, the study found distractions don't stop when you hang up. aaa found hands free technologies can keep distracting you, up to half a minute longer. that's enough time to drive three football fields going only 25 miles an hour. >> hands free isn't risk free and using your voice to try to interact with the system can lead to levels of distraction that are unsafe. >> reporter: researchers say keep your eyes on the road, and for that 27 seconds, your brain, too. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> 27 seconds. thank you, clayton. when we come back here tonight, the common dietary supplements and the score accused of selling them, knowing they were spiked. also, that warning over a coming earthquake hitting in the next two years. some scientists now firing back tonight. we'll tell you why they are so angry. and to catch a thief this evening. out at the restaurant, this man helping himself, right there in
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>> we do have a responsibility to the younger generation of to women and i do think they look to magazines, i think they do look to women who have been successful in their chosen careers. >> reporter: winslet is known for embracing her imperfections and appearing with little or no makeup on the big screen. >> you want to really freak him out? >> reporter: like in "little children," where she played the role of an unhappy suburban mom. and while winslet does have an oscar for best actress, it seems this revolt against the air brush is no act. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> and we thank you for watching. we hope to see you >>. the night of parents of a marine killed when his fighter jet went down are remembering their son. this is not the type of publicity anyone wants. air bnb back tracking if this
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today to talk about their son. >> i'll see you in two days, dad. i spoke to my son two hours before he took off. he said see you in two days, dad. >> reporter: the tightly knit family, sister, mother, daughter lived here 17 days. the past day has seen terror and grief. >> the only sad thing is that we won't be able to see him anymore. >> reporter: they heard a jet crashed and then, hours of no information. >> three marine officers were walking towards our house. they said it was your son. devastating.