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here, we appreciate your time and hope to see you again in half an hour. welcome to "world news tonight." we're following two big breaking stories. first, zika hits home. the first infections transmitted by mosquitoes right here in the u.s. we're at ground zero in this new zika fight. ready to rumble. hillary clinton hitting the road. and hitting trump. plus, an abc news exclusive. donald trump one-on-one with george stephanopoulos. tonight, firing back at the democrats. officers down. one police officer dead, another wounded. was this a new targeted attack on our police? and, too extreme? a 25,000-foot freefall. no parachute. and cameras rolling. is this daredevil knocking on death's door?
good evening. i'm tom llamas, in for david tonight. we begin with the breaking news in the battle against zika. the virus now very likely being spread by mosquitoes right here in the united states. the front line of the battle, florida. tonight, the search for the infected mosquitoes is even more urgent. inspectors are on the hunt, and spraying neighborhoods where they might live. but can the virus be stopped? eva pilgrim is in miami tonight, in the neighborhood considered to be ground zero for the fight. >> reporter: tonight, for the first time, evidence of zika spread by mosquitoes here in the u.s. >> this morning we learned that four people in our state likely have the zika virus as a result of a mosquito bite. >> reporter: the first suspected case was announced july 19th in miami-dade county. two days later, another case in nearby broward county. then, on wednesday, the health department revealing two more suspected cases in both counties in south florida. >> we think about this just like we do a hurricane. the way you do well at this is you get ready. >> reporter: so far,
1,658 reported cases of zika in 46 states, but these 4 are not linked to travel outside the u.s., or sexual contact with someone infected. all cases stemming from this square mile just north of downtown miami, where we were on the ground today, workers going door to door, reminding residents to take extra precautions. just days ago abc news was there with mosquito control as they sprayed affected areas and collected samples. so far, officials have tested 19,000 mosquitoes, none of them testing positive for zika. zika is especially dangerous for pregnant women. while the symptoms are often mild, the disease can cause severe birth defects. and starting today, blood centers testing donations for zika. tonight, concerned neighbors telling us they're nervous. >> i turn on my candles, because you never know. better safe than sorry. >> eva pilgrim joining us live from one of the neighborhoods
affected by the zika mosquitoes. eva, officials warning there could be more zika cases coming. should travelers avoid miami? >> reporter: the cdc says they would not be surprised if there are more cases in the coming days and weeks. but at this time, they're not recommending limited travel to miami. the mayor says he's confident mosquito control can contain this outbreak. tom? >> eva, thank you. and dr. rich besser joining us tonight from rio de janeiro. the site of the upcoming olympics. brazil, the hotbed for zika, where it outbreak started. the cdc not limiting travel to miami right now. is that a responsible move? >> i think it's a responsible move. this is not a widespread outbreak across miami. it's limited to one area. but it says we have the conditions in many parts of america where zika can spread from local mosquitoes. so, people have to take this
seriously. and all travelers have to understand that this can occur. >> for those in miami and everyone concerned, how can we protect ourselves? >> the big focus is on protecting pregnant women. if you've traveled overseas and have come back, use a repellent for three weeks. if you live there, get rid of free-standing water, and repair those screens, and make sure to not be the one to spread it to someone who's pregnant, where you can do a lot of harm. we move on to the race for the white house. tonight, the general election is officially under way. hillary clinton versus donald trump. one of them will be the next president of the united states. and last night, the democratic convention finished big, with fireworks and balloons. a celebration of that historic nomination. today, wasting no time, clinton and her running mate are hitting the road. cecilia vega on the campaign again for us tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton kicked off the official first
day of the general election on a bus tour of battleground states, launching more attacks against donald trump. >> i find it highly amusing that donald trump talks about make america great again. he doesn't make a thing in america, except bankruptcies. >> reporter: fresh off that historic moment -- >> thank you! >> reporter: clinton on that stage delivering the most important speech of her political career, seeming to soak it all in. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> reporter: chelsea clinton beaming with pride. the 42nd president right there too, emotional as their daughter introduced her mother. >> i hope that my children will someday be as proud of me as i am of my mom. and mom, grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight. >> reporter: the historic moment lost on no one in that convention hall.
not the supporters in tears, not clinton herself. >> because when any barrier falls in america, it clears the way for everyone. after all, when there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. do." >> reporter: going after her rival. >> now donald trump says -- and this is a quote -- "i know more about isis than the generals do." no, donald, you don't. >> reporter: clinton saying her opponent's name more than 20 times. >> a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.
>> reporter: but now, the celebrating is over. it is all about one man. and the fireworks ahead. >> cecilia, tonight there are reports about the possible hacking of the clinton campaign computers. and that the fbi is looking into this. is that true? what is the campaign saying tonight? >> reporter: strong reaction from the campaign tonight. i just got a statement, they say outside security experts, computer experts, are monitoring their systems and that there is no evidence the internal systems have been compromised. tom? >> cecilia, thank you. and donald trump shot off a steady stream of tweets during the democratic convention, saying hillary clinton's acceptance speech was delivered from a fantasy universe. today, he sat down with george stephanopoulos. for an exclusive post convention interview. trump, very happy about how his speech fared against clinton's. >> let's talk about the democratic convention.
you won the ratings war in the last night. >> by millions, george. >> that's true. >> three. >> hillary clinton's speech. 22 direct mentions of your name, 78 references, very tough, including this one hit on your temperament. "a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." she quoted jackie kennedy, suggesting you're a little
man moved by fear and pride. >> she's a very dishonest person. i have one of the great temperaments. i have a winning temperament. she has a bad temperament. she's weak. we need a strong temperament and that's all it is. i have a strong temperament. i know how to win. >> but polls do show some concern about this, whether you can be trusted with the nuclear codes. >> i think that's probably because, hillary, that's all they talk about. is temperament. i think i have a great temperament. i beat 16 very talented people and i've never done this before. you don't do that with a bad temperament. i'm leading her in the polls, as you probably have noticed. and, i think i have a great temperament. i have a temperament where i know how to win. she doesn't know how to win. she's not a winner. she doesn't know how to win. and this country, if they choose
her, this country will not be in good shape. she said other
things in her speech that were really wrong. she said donald trump during the campaign didn't know how to campaign. or something. in the meantime, i beat 16 people and i'm beating her. i've had a beautiful, i've had a flawless campaign. you'll be writing books about this campaign. >> and you can see george's full interview on "this week" sunday morning. next to a legal decision that could affect the outcome of the election. a federal appeals court has struck down voting regulations in north carolina, saying they disproportionately affect african-americans. the decision can be appealed to the supreme court, but not until november. 17 states have imposed similar rules. more than half are under challenge. and a developing story in san diego tonight. a chaotic and violent confrontation that has left one police officer dead, and another seriously injured. the officers shot after a traffic stop, then put out the call for help.
a massive show of force answering that call, looking for suspects. a standoff lasting for hours. tonight, the san diego police are mourning one of their own. a husband and a father. phillip mena is in san diego. >> reporter: a massive manhunt. >> we have two officers down. >> reporter: two san diego cops assigned to the unit dealing with gangs shot multiple times when making a stop. s.w.a.t. teams and helicopters rushed to the scene. 16-year veteran j.d. deguzman was killed. >> a loving, caring husband, father. i know him. and this is gut-wrenching. >> reporter: the other officer, wade irwin, expected to survive. residents told to shelter in place as police scoured the neighborhood for suspects. the shooting comes as police are on high alert throughout the
country, following the targeted killings of officers in dallas and baton rouge. >> we've seen this happen way too many times in the last few weeks. >> reporter: police are still investigating, but they hope that the body cameras the officers were wearing provide crucial evidence. tom? >> phillip, thank you. we turn next to the em extreme weather at the end of a very hot week. the heat fueling severe storms. this moving across parts of the midwest. in kansas, powerful winds, up to 85 miles an hour. this driver getting little shelter under a gas station awning. and in brooklyn, heavy rain and flash flooding combine for a menacing commute. here's ginger zee. monitoring the weekend weather. >> several headlines, let's go straight to the map. the severe thunderstorm watch, the number one concern in parts of wyoming, nebraska, and denver, colorado, included in that until 10:00 p.m. you could see golf-ball and
tennis-ball-sized hail. the monsoon in full swing. you go to the east, three inches of rain in illinois, in just 45 minutes. so, flash flood warnings. in the northeast, drying out. but still in severe drought. buffalo, syracuse, getting rain saturday night through sunday. central pennsylvania, bull's eye. and watching the atlantic, it's that point in the season when it should be heating up, and it is. 50% shot of that one just west of africa developing in the next five days. tom? >> tracking the two systems, ginger, thanks so much. the investigation of flint, michigan's contaminated water supplies is widening tonight. six state employees facing criminal charges for allegedly hiding or covering up the contamination. three others were charged in april. state managers switched the city's water supply to the flint river to save money, causing very high lead levels, especially in children. pope francis is in poland. today, he paid a visit to auschwitz. the largest nazi death camp.
observing near total silence, stopping for a moment of prayer. later, he met a small group of survivors. then wrote in the memorial book, lord, have mercy on your people. lord, forgive us for so much cruelty. next tonight, a new report with questions about spending in the veterans' administration. we checked some government sites, and confirmed that the agency spent millions of dollars on expensive artwork and sculptures at the height of the scandal about how america's veterans are being served. mary bruce with the story. and the v.a.'s response about how your money is being spent. >> reporter: more than $1 million for this. >> $1.3 million, for a rock? >> reporter: nearly $300,000 for this giant morse code installation on the side of a parking garage. and more than $21,000 on a fake christmas tree? the v.a. spending millions of your money on artwork and decorations, at the same time veterans were experiencing
lengthy delays for treatment. the department admitting it was overwhelmed and understaffed. veteran advocates are frustrated. >> i think it's outrageous but frankly not that surprising. >> reporter: not surprising? >> not at this point. >> reporter: and lawmakers are questioning the v.a.'s priorities. senator mark kirk is urging the v.a. secretary to block further spending on art. tonight, the v.a. is responding, telling abc they are developing a national art policy, saying while they must be stewards of taxpayer dollars, health care goes beyond just offering the most advanced medical treatments. now, the v.a. says artwork is an important part of that care because it creates a healing environment. but tonight some are asking, why not use artwork from veterans? tom? >> mary, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. to the extreme. the daredevil plan to fall 25,000 feet from the sky with no parachute and only a net to save him. plus, a deadly plane crash
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miles an hour, using only his body to steer him into this 100 by 100-foot net. >> i have roughly over 200 jumps training for this. we had to have so many jumps in a row to be able to say that we're going to really do this thing. >> reporter: testing the net, they dropped 200-pound dummies like this. but one of them crashing right through. now, after some final adjustments, this daredevil is hoping to make history tomorrow night on live television. what makes you the most nervous? >> i got a wife and a son. i plan on being here for a long time, being a pain in his neck. >> reporter: both will be there cheering for a safe landing. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> we thank kayna for that report. when we come back, a major update with the estate of prince. what a judge ruled today about prince's $300 million fortune. plus, the bear cub that got away, but not before leaving his mark. and a little boy that was a victim of a shocking theft, with a big gift tonight, and a big smile. d a big smile.
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finally tonight, our person of the week. a little boy with a unique dream, and an entire community making that wish come true. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: there may be no greater love than that between little boys and trucks. so when 6-year-old ethan dean, who has battled cystic fibrosis since he was born, found out the make-a-wish foundation was calling, he knew exactly what his wish would be. garbageman for a day. his partner, sam thurman, surprised ethan and a cheering crowd this week in a green-and-white chariot complete with his name. >> i think it's great. there's not that many people that like a job like this. >> reporter: sam and ethan hit the road, emptying dumpsters all around sacramento. even getting a police escort
past more crowds to the state capitol. did he let you press any buttons? >> just the window. >> reporter: for one day, ethan's mom and dad could forget about his disease. >> it was just cool seeing his face light up. >> reporter: but nobody will forget the day little ethan came to lift a few dumpsters. >> you did a very special thing today, so thank you very much. shake your hand? all right, thanks. >> reporter: and a whole lot of spirits. >> and so we choose ethan and his community as our persons of the week. i'm tom llamas. i'll see you here sunday. cecilia will be right here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night. sunday. cecilia will be right here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night. an 18 month long search for
a murder suspect ends. tonight, the personal connection san fan's acting chief has in this case. the waiting game that is a matter of life and death. one deputy seen in this video just got fired but he's not punched or kicking. investigators say he tried to cover up a crime. >> i can now rest because the message i left my son was i was going to fight to the end for you, son. >> more families have waited a year and a half for a sense of justice and closure. today, they got a taste of both. >> police arrested a suspect for the murders of four people found shot to death in a car in january. abc7 news reporter lyanne melenez joins us.
>> reporter: lee farley pled guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. also found out farley has several priors including a possession of cocaine. in 2010, possession of a firearm and 2012, for second degree burglary. now, today, one victims' mother reacted to this arrest. >> the death penalty. we have to send forth a message you can't go around killing each other. >> . >> reporter: that is what one victim's mother says she wants. police called the mothers with the name. 27-year-old lee farley. >> the suspect was in custody at the federal prison california. a gang enhancement will be