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company. >> wow. >> that does it for us here at welcome to "world news tonight." the race for president. donald trump facing new questions about sexism. the front-page investigation into how the billionaire treated women over the years. trump calling it a "hit job." and president obama slamming trump today, describing a candidate not ready for the white house. day trip disaster. a bus crash killing at least eight people. a first look inside those terrifying moments. overboard. the desperate hunt for a missing cruise ship passenger. she disappeared in the middle of the night. the new clues showing how she fell off the boat. spring snow. the big chill in the east. snow in the middle of may. plus, parts of the south under water. and, declassifed. close encounters and ufos. is the truth out there? one presidential candidate wants
you to know. you'll never believe who's ready to open the x-files. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. pressure is mounting tonight against donald trump. and now a sweeping report about the way he treats women. the "new york times" claiming to have spoken to women that knew or worked with him over the decades. the portrait, damaging. and president obama taking on trump. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump on the defensive, over new accusations of inappropriate behavior with women. the "new york times," conducting more than 50 interviews, reports accounts of "unwelcomed romantic advances," "unsettling workplace conduct" and "unending commentary on the female form." >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.
>> only rosie o'donnell. >> reporter: the presumptive nominee's behavior has raised plenty of eyebrows. trump is pushing back at the "times," calling it a "lame hit piece." >> nobody respects women more than i do. we won with women. we won with men. the men, i don't care about. >> reporter: the chair of the gop admits trump has some explaining to do. >> look, i mean, these are things that he is going to have to answer for. >> reporter: and tonight, trump is facing fresh attacks, not only from hillary clinton -- >> i've never heard such reckless, risky talk from somebody about to be a nominee for president. >> reporter: but also from the president. >> in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. >> reporter: this, as trump is under fire for this 1991 recording of his supposed spokesman bragging to a former "people" magazine reporter about his love life. >> you know, he gets called by everybody. and he gets called by everybody in the book, in terms of women. >> reporter: the woman on the
other end of that call tells us trump later admitted it was him all along. she even printed his apology. but now he denies it was him. >> i mean, he's punking me. he's punking the country. >> reporter: so you're saying he's lying? >> of course he's lying. >> reporter: "saturday night live" pounced. >> mr. trump is the real life inspiration for iron man. who am i? i'm his publicist, joey pepperoni. no, i'm not donald trump, this is just what classy people sound like. okay? >> reporter: as for the president's jabs, there's lot more where that came from. as we get closer to the election, the president is expected to wade deeper and sharpen his attacks on trump. >> mary, thank you. and from texas, a deadly toll after the charter bus accident. the day trip to a casino ending violently when the driver lost
control on a rainy highway. the bus rolling over, and catching fire. tonight, eight people are dead, and 40 are injured. lauren lyster is in laredo, texas. >> reporter: tonight, investigators trying to figure out how a trip to the casino turned deadly. the death toll at eight. and dozens injured, including esequiel garza's mother. >> she blacked out. she has no clue exactly how she got taken care of. who took her out. but fortunately she's still alive. >> reporter: virginia ramirez still shaken from getting the call her mother was onboard. >> the first thing i kept telling was, is my mother okay? is she okay? >> reporter: her mother, recovering in the hospital tonight. and blaming the weather. >> she says that, because of the rain, the bus started slipping, went into the grass. that it was not going fast, that the driver tried to control the bus, and it actually flipped. >> reporter: federal investigators, arriving today, still trying to figure out how the driver lost control, and if the rainy weather was a factor. the wrecked bus, now locked down inside this tow yard in laredo,
texas, about 45 minutes from the crash site off a rural highway. we've seen casino tour bus crashes before. last year, nine were hurt when this bus smashed into a building in new york. and in february, this group flipped in the snow en route to a casino in connecticut. but how often do these crashes turn deadly? the latest data, 31 deadly crashes in 2014, killing 47 people. 19 of them onboard a bus at the time. as families here search for answers, we reached out to the company that operates this bus and haven't heard back. but we do know, the department of transportation ordered this company to pull one of its two buses off the road last year for brake problems. it's unclear if that's the bus involved in this accident. tom? >> lauren, thank you. new developments tonight in the mysterious disappearance of a passenger on a cruise ship. the coast guard searching the gulf of mexico right now. the mother of four traveling on the carnival liberty before going missing. tonight, new clues as to how she way have fallen overboard. here's aditi roy. >> reporter: it's a race against time tonight, in the desperate search for 33-year-old samantha broberg.
>> we'll search until there's a reasonable probably that we can find the person successfully. >> reporter: tonight, we're learning how broberg went overboard. the cruise line saying ship surveillance shows broberg "climbed up and sat on a deck railing and subsequently fell backwards." the time on that tape -- 2:00 a.m. friday morning. but the cruise line telling abc news, "she wasn't reported missing by her travel companions until much later in the day." >> around 10:00 a.m., they started announcing they were looking for someone. >> reporter: the ship put on lockdown while crew searched and reviewed hours of video. the coast guard notified at 5:00 p.m. friday, 15 hours after broberg went missing. >> everything kind of resumed to normal activities, but i will tell you the mood of the passengers and the crew was much more subdued. >> reporter: the ship arrives back in galveston, texas,
tomorrow morning. broberg's family tells us they are shocked and saddened but holding on to hope. the coast guard says a person can survive up to five days in these waters. tom? >> aditi, thank you. let's turn to the extreme weather this sunday night. it's the middle of may, but the temperature is so cold in some parts, it was snowing. these cars almost completely under water in houston after a torrential rain. indra petersons is here. >> the gulf is wide open, and all the rain is still seeping into that area. another two to three inches still possible in the region, where flash flooding is already occurring. and a severe weather threat coming, towards new mexico and portions of texas this evening. the threat for severe weather, that only extends further tomorrow, to places like woodward, oklahoma. potential for tornadoes will be out there.
all that cold air, on the move, by tomorrow morning, we will be talking about temperatures dipping down to possible record lows, 40s in new york tomorrow. >> thank you so much. now to the new details into an investigation into a crash in an air show in georgia. tens of thousands watching as the stunt plane flew into the sky, and then something went terribly wrong. tonight, we hear from some of those that witnessed the fatal crash. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: one moment, air show pilot greg connell is soaring into georgia's blue skies. then, a free fall. >> oh, my god! >> he's down midfield. fire trucks are on him. >> what do you think, he %-p. >> oh, god! >> reporter: black smoke filling the air as thousands looked on in horror. >> i see the plane! >> reporter: announcers telling parents to shield their children's eyes. >> it was stunned silence. there was disbelief. many were in tears.
>> reporter: it was the first fatality in this air show's more than 30-year history. connell, a veteran pilot, had performed aerobatic tricks at shows around the country. describing his plane as "custom built" and "highly capable." the faa sets minimum safety standards for air shows but rules can vary state to state. >> when you see some civilian air shows, you can't be sure of how well they're trained, how good the pilots are. you can't be sure how well the airplanes are maintained. >> reporter: ntsb officials are investigating the crash site but that large fire consumed much of the plane. a full report could take a year. tom? >> gloria, thank you. a day at the ballpark ended in the emergency room for one fan in boston, hit by a piece of a broken bat. it's happened enough that major league baseball has taken steps.
but eva pilgrim reports, it doesn't seem to have been enough. >> reporter: tonight, that fan, the latest to be bloodied after a bat flies into the stands. >> it hit him right in the head. it was straight on in the head. >> reporter: the bat hitting the man above his right eye at the red sox game. leaving this scar across his ahead. this, now the third incident at fenway park in less than year. in june, this woman wheeled out of the park on a stretcher after a broken bat hit her in the face. spending a week recovering in the hospital. and this woman hit in the face with a foul ball. >> there was no reaction time. i did see it coming. >> reporter: it's not just fenway. this fan hit by a line drive in tampa at the beginning of this season. even players are now speaking out. >> it seems like something happens once a game where a ball just misses a fan. it's something that needs to be addressed. immediately. >> reporter: more than 1,700 fans every year are hit by balls flying into the stands. that led major league baseball to recommend protective netting between the field and the seats be extended. that's something fenway has done. but its newly-installed safety netting wasn't enough to keep a
shattered bat from flying five rows up on the third baseline. tom, that fan not seriously hurt. he was treated at the stadium, taken to a hospital and later released. and tonight he's at home, recovering. tom? >> eva, thank you. overseas to iraq. isis attacking a natural gas plant. a surveillance camera showing a suicide bomber attacking the main gate. at least 15 killed, but the plant did not fall. from england, a bomb scare at a soccer stadium. evacuated before the game as a suspicious package was found. the device was detonated. and officials later admitting the bomb was a training device left in the stadium after an anti-terror exercise last week.
and in america, some airports warning to arrive three hours ahead of time. and tonight, a first look at one of the ways the tsa is trying to cut wait times at airports. here's david kerley. >> reporter: tsa lines already stretching for an hour, even two or three, ahead of the summer travel season. but a partial solution could be walking on four legs. >> nice and easy. >> reporter: this is the tsa's training facility in texas. where bomb detecting canines learn their trade. despite all the high-tech scanners and x-rays, the dogs beat them all. we have all the technology, but it's still the nose of the dog. >> it's the nose of the dog. one of the most effective tools. >> reporter: in fact, the head of the tsa calls his dogs the best portable bomb detector in his arsenal.
once the dog gets a snip -- sniff, they signal the handler. they sit or lay down, tail wagging. this is someone or something to search. >> good boy. can you sit? >> reporter: play is the reward for these dogs. good girl. and now tsa dogs are taking on a new task. when i'm standing in line and i see you walk by with a dog, you're checking me out? >> we're working. this dog is working. >> reporter: tsa wants more dogs to shorten the long lines. no hit, and passengers could be moved to the precheck line. >> i think we can use more dogs. it's an effective method of moving people. >> reporter: in the 21st century, it's still man's best friend, a tool to keep lines safe and moving. david kerley, abc news, san antonio. still ahead tonight, the warning about a growing scheme. why thieves are now out to get your cell phone number. authorities storm a high school. but no active shooter. no need for alarm. how they're staying prepared to
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finally tonight, in the race for president, one candidate is fighting hard for a rare demographic -- ufo enthusiasts. some are calling this politician the e.t. candidate. here's david wright. >> reporter: the truth is out there. and now, the x-files are a campaign issue. as hillary clinton told the breakfast club radio show. >> if you become president, are you going to tell the truth about ufos? >> i have said, i want to open the files as much as we can. but there are enough stories out there, i don't think everyone is sitting in their kitchen making them up. >> if not conventional aircraft, what did they see? >> reporter: did a ufo crash-land in roswell, new mexico? and what's the truth about area
51? >> i have seen an object that flew vertically from area 51. >> reporter: clinton apparently keeps an open mind. recently, she corrected jimmy kimmel's terminology. >> there's a new name, it's unexplained aerial phenomenon. no comment from sanders or trump. >> you really believe that stuff? >> it happens to be highly classified. >> a highly classified lie. >> reporter: clinton's enthusiasm is winning over one part of the electorate. one tweeted, finally. she has my vote. david wright, abc news, new york. >> we look for more close encounters on the campaign trail. "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. thank you for joining us. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night.
)nnext at 6:00, an east bay community's urgent plan to help stepfreeway shootings. cleanup is underway after one of the world's wildest race. the heat is coming but won't be here very long. a look at the forecast where you live. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. i think it's a good idea to have to monitor what's going on as far as the freeway. itch they see something, maybe they can prevent. >> a deterrent or way to catch criminals? the city of put burg hopes cameras will stop a string of shooting that her terrorize drivers on highway 4. the shootings are a problem on highways throughout the east bay. tomorrow the city of pittsburg will consider using cameras on city opened or private report along highway 4 to help keep the
community safe. lilian kim is live in put birth with -- pittsburg with more. >> reporter: pittsburg has dozens of cameras in the city so city leaders believe adding them on highway 4 only makes sense. >> johnson was pregnant with her five chilled when she was shot and killed in a car. davis was stuck on the freeway when it happened. >> it veered everybody to get off the freeway. we were stuck for a great while. knew somebody was dead but we didn't notice was senseless shooting. >> reporter: witness says the car was shot repeatedly by someone in a white mercedes, vague description but with cameras the hope is police can gary more information. >> somebody says we saw a car that but doesn't tell us much but the bottom line is if we have a cam that gives us a visualization of what happened when you see the car, we can see the action. >> pittsburg reside