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for all of us, we appreciate your time. hope to see you again at 6. >> bye-bye. as we come on the air tonight, the tornado watch just issued. and authorities say the next 48 hours will be dangerous. the tornado ripping this home apart. at least 30 reported twisters across several states. from texas to minnesota, and the big change in the east. the rampage on an american highway. four hours of terror. the gunman targeting multiple drivers, one car igniting. we're on the scene at this hour. the race for the white house. and the fights breaking out at a trump event. >> go home to mommy. >> late today, authorities sending in heavy security. and the scathing new report on hillary clinton and her e-mail. the alarming moment on this flight. the passenger at the cockpit door, and what she said. and the flight crew credited with staying calm. and the american city plunging into darkness today. the lights out, workers rescued,
trapped in elevators across the city. why did the power go out? good evening. and we begin tonight with the tornado watches up at this hour. several states, as we come on, now bracing for what's to come tonight. 30 reported tornadoes in just the past 24 hours. dodge city, kansas, seeing some of the most powerful twisters. and take a look at this. churning clouds splitting into two separate tornadoes. and tonight, the regions in red bring the immediate concern, and authorities say over the next 48 hours, that area of concern will only grow. 35 million americans bracing. abc's phillip mena is in the tornado zone with the stunning images already. >> reporter: officials declaring a tornado emergency. >> big, big tornado on the ground. >> reporter: as a violent outbreak unfolds in the plains. multiple twisters in ford county, kansas, alone. preliminary reports say one at least a half-mile wide.
>> it's fixing to barrel that house. >> reporter: veteran storm chaser brett adair dangerously close, as a home gets sucked in. >> seeing the house literally come apart in front of me, i've never seen anything like that before. >> reporter: winds estimated at at least 135 miles per hour. next to that mother tornado, an unpredictable satellite twister. >> it was like a side winder, you didn't know which way it was going to go from one point to the next. oh, my god. >> reporter: in their wake, flipped big rigs. huge propane tanks tossed into the road. another tornado shredding homes in bristow, oklahoma. gary roberts' family racing to their cellar as it approached. >> i heard all the lumber start just ripping apart, and i knew what was going on. >> reporter: then scrambling to save the dozens of rescue animals on their property. in jonesboro, arkansas, this young man lucky to be alive tonight, after he was swept into a storm drain. rescuers searching for hours, until sergeant trey dupuy heard his faint cries for help from below ground.
>> it's a miracle that we found him here. >> reporter: david, this is just one of a half dozen homes in this neighborhood severely damaged by the storm. residents in this part of oklahoma are not in the clear yet. they're in the risk zone again tomorrow night. david? >> all right, phillip mena leading us off. phillip, thanks. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano. with millions of americans getting ready to travel for the holiday, rob, what's the latest track of these severe storms? >> reporter: well, david, we are far from done from this turbulent week yet. let's get right to the maps and show you where the action is tonight. these storms just beginning to pop now north of oklahoma city, in through wichita. that's where the tornado watch is in effect until 9:00 p.m. looking ahead towards tomorrow, the low that's been creating this consecutive days of storm, finally on the move, and that orange area is the target zone for potentially damaging winds and maybe some tornadoes. east of there, the yellow, more populated areas, dallas, oklahoma city, that's your target zone on friday. this system pumping up the heat. everywhere else to the east, temps 80 to 90 degrees for most people, i think, right into the
weekend. an instant taste of summer and we're certainly feeling that early heat here in upper manhattan. david? >> rob marciano with, as well. rob, thank you. we turn next to the rampage on an american highway. four hours of terror. a gunman firing at drivers at random. one of his bullets setting this car on fire. another grazing the driver in the head. authorities losing track of the gunman for hours, and abc's kayna whitworth is in phoenix with what they've just revealed. >> reporter: terror on a phoenix highway. >> they're getting several reports of a shooter on sr-87. there is a male who is shooting a machine gun. >> reporter: it began just before dark, with frantic calls to police. a driver opening fire on passing cars. >> there's a male subject injured. >> reporter: tonight, police identifying that gunman as 36-year-old james david walker, who they say shot at 13 people in six different cars, wounding two of them. this car set on fire by gunshots. the driver's head grazed by a bullet. >> he's just taking shots at anybody and everybody that comes across him. >> reporter: police say walker then stole another vehicle at a
gas station, firing at police as he fled. bullets hitting a police cruiser. he escapes. on the run for three hours. then, a chopper spots the stolen vehicle, abandoned in a ditch. nearby, police find an ar-15 rifle, ammunition and body armor. a half mile away, a s.w.a.t. team and police dogs move in on the suspect. this is the second time in a year a highway gunman has paralyzed this community. police are still investigating last summer's shooting spree that targeted drivers and injured a 13-year-old girl. david, officers in this case telling me that walker could not have obtained those weapons legally. he spent 16 years in prison for second degree murder, and tonight, he's facing multiple charges, including attempted homicide. david? >> kayna whitworth in phoenix. next, to the race for the white house, and there are major developments on both sides tonight. after fights overnight at a trump rally, look at this. this was the scene today in anaheim, california. police showing force outside, surrounding the arena.
there have been more arrests. abc's tom llamas is in california. >> reporter: tonight, police departments along the west coast mounting up for a showdown with anti-trump protesters. the safety concern following this chaos at trump's rally in new mexico. >> get back! >> reporter: demonstrators barging through barricades and clashing with officers. trampling police cars. police forced to fire tear gas. trump denouncing protesters waving the mexican flag as, quote, thugs and criminals. and inside the rally -- >> go home to mommy. is it fun to be at a trump rally? is this the greatest? >> reporter: calling out demonstrators, one by one. a woman dragged out by her limbs, head first. not in the crowd? new mexico's republican governor, susana martinez. trump attacking her. >> she's not doing the job. hey. maybe i'll run for governor of new mexico. i'll get this place going.
>> reporter: martinez's spokesperson firing back. "the governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate until she is convinced that candidate will fight for new mexicans." and now, trump on the receiving end of a series of fierce attacks from democratic senator elizabeth warren, painting the billionaire as a ruthless businessman hoping to benefit from people losing their homes in the recession. >> what kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out of their house? a small, insecure money-grubber who doesn't care who gets hurt, so long as he makes a profit off it. >> reporter: trump today hit back hard, calling warren pocahontas, for claiming she's part native american without providing proof. >> pocahontas. that's this elizabeth warren. i call her goofy. she is -- no, no, goofy. she gets less done than anybody in the united states senate. >> and tom llamas with us live tonight from california.
and tom, the trump campaign signaling that there was an endorsement coming from house speaker paul ryan. still no endorsement yet, to, wh what's the latest? >> reporter: david, we all remember two weeks ago when donald trump walked out of that meeting with speaker ryan, waving to the cameras. last night, trump campaign sources told us that an endorsement from speaker ryan was imminent, it was coming soon. but this morning, speaker ryan saying, that's not the case. he needs more time. tonight, both men will speak via telephone. david? >> tom llamas on the campaign every step of the way. tom, thank you. meantime, hillary clinton under fire tonight. a scathing new report. a state department investigation now finding she broke the rules with her private e-mail server. clinton did not answer questions today on this, but tonight, her spokesman is talking, saying she did nothing different than the secretaries of state who came before her. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton slammed by state department investigators who say she never requested or obtained permission to conduct government
business on her private server, even though she had an obligation to do so. clinton has repeatedly promised to cooperate with the fbi investigation into those e-mails. >> i'm more than ready to talk to anybody, any time. i'm happy to answer any questions that anybody might have. any time you want to talk to me, here i am. >> reporter: but she refused to talk to state department investigators, and so did her close aide, huma abedin. clinton has said that private server was never hacked, but the state department investigation did uncover an attempted hack. multiple clinton staffers sounding alarms about it. one instructing her team not to e-mail clinton anything sensitive, saying she would explain more in person. clinton's campaign points out the new report also shows another secretary of state used a private e-mail account, too. a spokesman tweeting, her personal e-mail use was not unique at state department. i tried to ask about it today. secretary clinton, why didn't you cooperate with the i.g. investigation? she ignored all questions.
her campaign moving on. while clinton today appeared on "ellen" with her "snl" doppelganger. >> hi, ellen, i'm hillary rodham clinton. every day, we face hard choices, like which statement blazer to wear. >> and cecilia vega joins us tonight from california, as well. and cecilia, the state department investigators said today that hillary clinton did not cooperate with this investigation. but we know that she has promised to cooperate with the fbi. any word when she'll sit down with the fbi? >> reporter: well, david, campaign sources tell me that sitdown has not yet happened, indeed, and there is no date set for one yet. but we do know that her top aides, including huma abedin, have been interviewed by the fbi. that is a sign, david, that this investigation could be nearing completion. >> cecilia vega with us, as well. thank you, cecilia. texas and ten other states are now suing the government tonight, over the obama administration's directive to schools, allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match
their gender identity. the states are asking a federal court to declare that unlawful, accusing the administration of engineering a massive social experiment and side-stepping the democratic process. tonight, the tsa chief was back on capitol hill, warning that those long lines at the airports will last all summer. but also reporting on what's being done to shorten them. this week, he says a pilot program now rolling out at the airport in atlanta to automatically recirculate baggage bins, reroute suspicious bags and give passengers more time to take off their shoes. and there is a new tsa app that rolls out by the middle of next month that will give travelers up to the minute wait times predicted at the bigger airports. in the meantime, next, to some alarming moments on one passenger jet, as it was taxiing to the runway in denver. a passenger becoming distraught, throwing herself on the floor. right in front of the cockpit. here tonight, abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: the airbus a-319 was still on the runway in
denver, as the woman, captured by a stunned passenger is seen lying on the floor at the foot of the cockpit door, kicking and screaming, saying the flight is going to go down. >> she attempted to pull out the oxygen bag. she jumped out of her seat. >> reporter: the flight attendant, standing off to her side, remains calm. >> can we get the paramedics here? >> the flight crew's number one priority is to protect the passengers and the airplane and then communicate with the flight crew as to what's going on. >> reporter: it's a problem facing flight crews more than you might imagine. on this iceland air flight to jfk in 2013, passengers took matters into their own hands, duct-taping an unruly passenger to his seat. faa statistics show an average of 141 incidents a year. though, this year's numbers are much lower so far. police got the woman off the plane, but they didn't arrest her. she seemed to be dealing with some pretty serious issues and was taken to a hospital instead. david? >> neal, thank you. president obama is in asia tonight, but after his warm
welcome in vietnam this week, getting a very tense greeting in japan. the prime minister of japan speaking right in front of the president about a former u.s. marine who is accused of murdering a young japanese woman. the white house now says it expected the criticism. president obama promising full cooperation. the behavior of u.s. service members in japan, a point of conflict for years. we're going to turn next here to your money tonight, and a troubling new report about the staggering sums the government spends to maintain aging computers. some more than 50 years old. others that still work using floppy discs. the equipment in nearly every area, even the u.s. nuclear program. abc's mary bruce on the hunt, getting answers. it's your money. >> reporter: a lot's changed since the 1960s. >> the car of the year. corvair. >> reporter: this was the number one car. >> with my frigidaire -- >> reporter: this was the latest fridge. and this was how we watched tv. but tonight, we learned something hasn't changed.
museum-like computers, even floppy discs, are being used for vital programs from social security to nuclear weapons, like this old missile silo. a new report by the government accountability office estimates $60 billion was spent last year, just to maintain and repair these aging systems. >> why put up with a set that isn't really up to date? >> reporter: it's a question we took right to capitol hill today. >> we're taking kids that are graduating with degrees in information technology and we're dumbing them down in order to learn what they were doing back in 1960. you kind of think that one good trip to best buy and you'd be better off than what you're doing now. >> reporter: and we did just that. this flash drive that i just bought could hold more than 3 million of these old floppy discs. and it costs about $7.5 million less than buying that many old discs. >> and mary bruce with us live tonight. mary, that was stunning. $60 billion in taxpayer money spent on those aging computers. what did the agencies tell you?
any changes coming? >> reporter: well, david, at least one agency tells us tonight, they agree. it now costs more to maintain all this than it does to update it. and they are hoping to make major updates before the end of the next fiscal year. david? >> all right, mary bruce, tracking your money tonight. thanks, mary. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the unarmed father, killed by police, the body cam video just released tonight. the father of two shot in a hotel. he was told to crawl on the floor. he did. the s.w.a.t. team with guns drawn, so, why did police open fire? there is also news tonight about a missing american vet and mother. this surveillance image, the last time she was seen alive. the big development coming in. and look at this. the pint-sized star of the spelling bee, first grade. he made history today. but he sent a message to us, and did he survive the first round? you'll see what he had to spell. i accept i'm not 22 i accept i do a shorter set these days. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke
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newly released body cam video tonight showing the tense moments before he was killed. officers in a hotel hallway, shooting him as he begged for his life. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> clear this way. >> reporter: the video begins as police, rifles drawn, close in on a mesa, arizona, hotel room. a 911 caller says there's a man inside with a gun. >> somebody is pointing a rifle outside one of the windows in our building. >> reporter: tensions are high. >> listen to my instructions or it's going to become very uncomfortable for you. >> reporter: moments later, daniel shaver comes out of the room. he follows commands to crawl toward officers, begging them not to shoot. but then, officer philip brailsford rapidly pulls the trigger five times. he tells investigators he thought shaver was reaching for a gun. >> i perceived this as a threat. it was just a scary situation. >> reporter: shaver did have two pellet guns in his room that he used for his pest control job. but in that hallway, the married father of two is unarmed.
officer brailsford is now charged with second degree murder. a judge blocked the release of the exact moment shaver is killed, saying it might prejudice potential jurors. >> i think we have one coming out. >> reporter: brailsford, who was fired, has pleaded not guilty. a jury will see the entire video when the now former officer goes on trial. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> clayton, thank you. when we come back here tonight, the new headline coming in about the zika virus and the concern right here in the u.s. also, new developments tonight in the disappearance of a military vet and mother, last seen on surveillance in this store. and the blackout in an american city. the lights out. workers across the city trapped in elevators, and the rescues.
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because aleve can last 4 hours longer than tylenol 8 hour. what will you do with your aleve hours? finally tonight, history made today at the spelling bee. meet akash. the first first grader ever to make to the national spelling bee. showing us his practice video. p-m -- o-s-i-s. >> good job, akash. >> reporter: better him than us. and today, walking out onto that stage for the first time. he had to adjust the microphone.
>> right there, there you go. >> inviscate. i-n-v-i-s-c-a-t-e. inviscate. >> that is correct. >> reporter: and this was akash today, sending this message to us. >> hi david. d-a-v-i-d. >> reporter: and then, the second round. it got a little harder. >> l-y-t-i-c. bacteriolytic. >> thank you, dr. bailey. >> reporter: and just watch as the other students give him a standing ovation. that first grader still thanking everyone. and still planning to return to that spelling bee this time next year. a standing ovation. a champ anyway. and he'll be back next year. we'll be back tomorrow. go tonight tracking down clues
involving the discovery of a human torso near the bay bridge. ♪ ♪ >> live at the local hillary clinton rally which drew protests. >> new at 6:00. find out how unaffordable housing really is. not just in the bay area. >> you don't have to solve the troubles of the world. pick one place where you can make a difference. >> cheryl jennings beyond the headlines in vietnam. tonight see how the work of bay area philanthropists helped cultivate a pepper plant ten times more valuluable than othe crops. hillary clinton back in northern california. drawing supporters and protesters to a rally in monterey county. good evening. thank you for joining us. >> tonight, clinton has a private fund raiser. hours ago held a public rally. >> david louis was there and joins us live from hartnel
college in salinas. david. >> probably not a good idea to disappoint voters close to election day. that's what happened when hundreds were turned away from the rally they had here at the college. yet they wanted to really show their support. farm workers, students and supporters stood patiently in line for hours. while protesters got on a bull horn and tried to create friction with the faithful. most were entrenched not willing to bend their views about hillary clinton. except for a few individuals like fernando sanchez. >> kind of leaning towards bernie sanders. i am young. he speaks to people that are young like me. going to college. a little bit of debt. want to see if she touches bases on that today. if i should change my opinion. >> clinton knew her audience. many farm workers or children, concerned about status of in graduation policy and reform. clinton went attack mode about donald trump. h