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a coyote appears. mama bear thwarting the coyote's effo tonight, breaking news. the violent protests here at home over islam. demonstrations igniting into all-out brawls. the protests and backlash. one side warning about the dangers of islamic law. the other side calling that racism. russian contacts. the spotlight now turning to attorney general jeff sessions. new questions raised from comey's explosive testimony. disturbing discovery. never before seen video. police rescuing a woman held hostage in chains by a south carolina serial killer. tonight, inside the makeshift dungeon. summer danger. it's known as secondary drowning. the new warning for parents and children who love to swim in the summertime. what one family says saved their child's life. and batman farewell.
saying good-bye to adam west. one of the first actors to bring the caped crusader to life. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this saturday. i'm tom llamas. and we begin tonight with the breaking news. the clashes erupting into brawls here at home over islam. police pepper spraying dueling demonstrators in seattle, as protesters faced off across the country. the group behind more than 20 planned rallies say they are protesting atrocities committed under sharia, or islamic law, such as oppression of women and the gay community. but civil rights groups and others accusing those protesters of being just plain anti-muslim. abc's clayton sandell starts us off. >> reporter: protesters and counter-protesters squaring off across the country tonight, either against the threat of islamic law or in defense of muslim-americans.
in seattle, police pepper spraying the crowd. several people arrested for assault. angry crowds gathering in at least 20 cities. in st. paul, minnesota. austin, texas. and san bernardino, california, where protesters gathered in the shadow of the building where 14 people were murdered in 2015 by a husband and wife investigators say were motivated by islamic extremism. >> we are here protesting against a form of government and a religious belief that believes in killing the residents of our city. >> reporter: the protest organizers, a group called act for america, say they are against what they perceive as the spread of islamic law, known as sharia, claiming it contrary to basic human rights and incompatible with our laws and our democratic values. >> enslavement of women, execution of gays, female genital mutilation of 6-year-old little girls. if you are saying that's okay, we, as a society, have the right to stand up and say no.
>> reporter: but counter-protesters who showed up today, often in much greater numbers, say the group is out to demonize an entire faith. >> this is a thinly veiled march against all muslims. they are trying to declassify islam as a religion and frame it as a political ideology so they could deny them the freedom of religion. these are fascists. >> reporter: and tom, here in san bernardino, there were a few skirmishes and three arrests. and some of the same officers who responded to that horrible 2015 shooting just down the street here were back today helping keep the peace. tom? >> clayton sandell tonight, thank you. next, to the intensifying spotlight now on attorney general jeff sessions. lawmakers getting ready to grill president trump's embattled attorney general. early next week about alleged russian contacts, and the firing of ex-fbi director james comey. this, amid new fallout over comey's explosive testimony, and accusations of liar flying back and forth between president trump and the man he fired. abc's mary bruce at trump national golf club with the
president tonight. >> reporter: with the president and the former fbi director locked in a he said/he said -- >> those were lies, plain and simple. >> and some of the things that he said just weren't true. >> reporter: -- tonight, the spotlight of the russia investigation is bringing new scrutiny to the attorney general, jeff sessions. >> we need to make america great again. >> reporter: sessions was the first senator to endorse candidate trump. in march, citing those campaign ties, sessions recused himself from overseeing the russia investigation. >> i should not be involved investigating a campaign i had a role in. >> reporter: but this week, james comey hinted there was more to it. >> we also were aware of facts that i can't discuss in an open setting, that would make his continued engagement in a russia-related investigation problematic. >> well, a big new wrinkle today. comey suggested that there are some untold stories about why jeff sessions decided to recuse himself.
>> reporter: investigators are looking at this event. trump's first major foreign policy address at a d.c. hotel last year. >> it's time to shake the rust off america's foreign policy. >> reporter: that's the russian ambassador, sergei kislyak, being shown to the front row. and there's jeff sessions. investigators want to know if the two had any interaction at this event. sessions previously admitted that he and kislyak had two other encounters during the campaign, after initially denying any contact. >> what we have is a pattern of contacts with the russians by flynn, by sessions, by kushner, secret and then concealed. >> mary bruce joining us live now from new jersey, where the president is spending the weekend. and lawmakers, mary, will soon get a chance to press the attorney general on these questions? >> reporter: tom, we've just learned that specifically, because there are so many russia-related questions for sessions, the attorney general will now be appearing before the senate intelligence committee on
tuesday. tom? >> mary bruce with the president tonight. mary, thank you. much more, hearing from the first time from preet bharara. the exclusive one-on-one with george. next, to the stunning police images just released. a warning that these scenes may be too disturbing for some viewers. the dramatic moments caught on camera, when police in south carolina found and freed a young woman held hostage by a serial killer in a storage container for months. abc's eva pilgrim reports. >> reporter: tonight, the dramatic and disturbing new images showing the moment authorities walked up to this sealed shipping container where a woman was being held captive. authorities using a saw and crow bars to break into the container. once inside, pitch black. investigators, armed with guns, walk through. finding kala brown chained up inside the crate. >> how are you, honey? >> reporter: the 30-year-old, held prisoner for two months by
an admitted serial killer. in the video, you can see brown with a chain around her neck. >> just one. it's attached to a chain through a wall and my neck's attached to the wall up here. >> okay. >> reporter: wearing glasses, sitting on a makeshift bed. >> something straight out of hannibal lecter. here's this girl, chained up like a dog in the back of a container. >> reporter: authorities using bolt cutters to free brown who had been trapped inside the container on this property belonging to 46-year-old todd kohlhepp, a seemingly successful local realtor. brown spoke to dr. phil mcgraw about the moment she was rescued. >> calm just washed over me. i was just -- i was just there. i was free and i was ready to get off that property. >> reporter: she immediately told detectives, her boyfriend charlie carver, did not survive. >> todd kohlhepp shot charlie carver 30 times in the chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of the tractor, locked me down here. i never seen him again. >> okay. >> he says he's dead and buried.
>> reporter: kohlhepp has now confessed to killing seven people, including four people he gunned down at a motorcycle shop. >> i cleared that building in under 30 seconds. you guys would have been proud. i'm sorry, but you guys would have been proud. >> reporter: in may, kohlhepp pled guilty to murder and kidnapping charges. a judge sentenced him to life in prison. tom? >> such a disturbing story. eva, thank you so much. another development we have been following. the justice department announcing the indictment of a kansas man on hate crime and firearm charges. you may recall that 52-year-old suspect adam purinton is accused of shooting three men, including two indian immigrants at a bar in kansas in february. moving overseas now, to eastern afghanistan, and word that american servicemen have come under attack by an afghan army soldier they were training. at least three killed and another wounded when that soldier suddenly turned on the u.s. troops. abc's stephanie ramos with the late details. >> reporter: tonight, at least
four american soldiers coming under fire in that deadly insider attack in eastern afghanistan. according to pentagon officials, an afghan soldier turned his weapon on u.s. service members there to train him. three u.s. army soldiers killed, one more wounded. the taliban tonight claiming responsibility and releasing this photo of the alleged attacker who was killed. >> they want to ruin tactical effectiveness between u.s., nato and afghan military units. >> reporter: the attack, in the same province where the u.s. dropped the mother of all bombs on taliban targets in april. president trump and vice president pence were briefed on the deadly attack. >> when heroes fall, americans grieve, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these american heroes. >> reporter: today's insider attack, the deadliest in more than a year. there are vetting procedures in place for afghans serving alongside americans. but there are still legitimate fears an attacker can put up enough of an act to join. tom? >> and the pentagon still not
releasing those names yet. stephanie ramos, thank you so much. and we have new information to report in that latest london terror plot. police announcing two more arrests, revealing striking new details, including this, images of the weapons involved. that pink knife, with the handle wrapped in tape. plus, other evidence indicating that attack could have been far worse. abc's jennifer eccleston in london. >> reporter: chilling new details tonight about the terror attack in london that police now say could have been even deadlier. police confirming on the morning of the attack, ringleader khuram butt attempted to rent a seven and a half ton truck to ram into pedestrians. the reservation only canceled when he failed to provide payment details. forcing the attackers to use this smaller white van. police finding 13 molotov cocktails and two blow torches inside. tonight, investigators are also appealing to the public for any new information about these pink ceramic knives.
>> if you've seen the three attackers purchasing these knives. >> reporter: police also revealing butt was on bail during the deadly rampage, arrested last year for fraud. police say someone called a hotline about butt, seen here in this british channel 4 documentary on british extremism, but uncovered no evidence he was planning an attack. tonight, seven men are now in custody. police are calling the pace of the investigation unprecedented. but questions continue to linger over the effectiveness of britain's extremist monitoring. tom? >> jennifer eccleston with that update from london. jennifer, thank you. back here at home, an investigation is under way into what may have ignited a smoky fire at a downtown parking garage. firefighters in chicago racing to put out that blaze this afternoon. at least six cars completely destroyed and six others damaged. five people were evacuated from the 15-story structure.
no injuries were reported. turning now to the weather, extreme, millions bracing for sizzling temperatures. and take a look at this video, inside a severe thunderstorm racing its way through north dakota. senior meteorologist rob marciano joining us now from new york city's central park. and rob, the weather really has been all over the place. >> it has. and we had a report, below average may and first week of june for many across the east and we're seeing a wild swing now. look at these changes in the pattern. a big trough out west, a big ridge building in the east. 90s from denver all the way to chicago today. and building again tomorrow, farther to the east. 95 in d.c., 92 degrees in new york. on top of that ridge, we're going to see showers and storms. minneapolis in the bull's-eye for potentially some storms that could bring damaging winds. the big story is going to be the heat, three days of 90s plus consecutively. might see records fall on monday. so, finally feeling like summer, whether you like it or not. tom?
>> hot summer indeed. all right, rob, thank you so much. now, to the loss of a tv legend. adam west, the batman star, died in los angeles at the age of 88. trying his luck in hollywood after a stint in the army. forever remembered by the role that defined a lifetime. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: adam west was forever immortalized as batman. >> brace yourself, robin! we're going down. >> reporter: his hit tv show in 1966, as colorful as it was campy. ♪ west perfected a dead-pan delivery in his comedic turn as the caped crusader. >> some days you just can't get rid of a bomb. >> reporter: the lifelong actor actually got his start in a paul newman film in 1959. but he catapulted to fame during that three-year run on abc. >> precisely, robin. >> reporter: once it was canceled, west complained that he lost jobs because of typecasting. but later in life, it also led to a rediscovery, as mayor adam west in the animated series "family guy."
>> i was trying to gain superpowers. >> well, that's just silly. >> silly, yes. idiotic, yes. >> reporter: eventually, west came to terms with his cult favorite status. >> it's given so many people worldwide so much pleasure, and it's been very good to me. >> reporter: his family tonight saying he saw himself not so much as the dark knight, but as the bright knight. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> a tv legend. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this saturday. being eight months pregnant did not stop a woman from trying to prevent her car from being stolen, dragged around a gas station. how she's doing. plus, the summer danger. the rare condition that can sneak up on your kids days after swimming. the signs to look out for. and a fireball on a florida highway after a tractor trailer explodes. we'll tell you how this happened.
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back now with a story every parent should hear this summer. it's called secondary drowning. here's abc's adrienne bankert with the symptoms to look out for. >> reporter: tonight, a warning for families about a silent, summer danger. >> it was alarming, because he was perfectly healthy, you know, the few days before. >> reporter: hours after playing in the pool, garon vega's son, gio, became sick. >> he was exhibiting really high fever, lethargy, and i noticed that his heart was beating rapidly. >> reporter: after seeing recent headlines about secondary drowning, the boy's family rushed gio to the e.r. doctors diagnosing the 2-year-old with pneumonia. the family saying these doctors told them secondary drowning was to blame. it's when a small amount of water is inhaled into the lungs. >> we probably would have waited until the next day and that probably would have been a bad outcome. >> reporter: lindsay kujawa's son was diagnosed with secondary drowning after jumping into the jacuzzi. >> i'm like, he's okay, he's not blue, you know, he's choking up
the water. >> reporter: doctors say the condition is rare, but can be fatal. >> it takes a surprisingly small amount of fluid to actually cause damage to the lungs. in a child, it can be as little as a quarter of a can of soda. >> reporter: the symptoms to look for when water inhalation may have occurred include coughing, lethargy, difficulty breathing and irritability of confusion. experts say if your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, get them to the doctor. if they are having trouble breathing, get them to the emergency room right away. tom? >> good to know as summer gets under way. adrienne, thank you. still ahead, a major recall to tell you about. and it involves an italian favorite. the danger with some spaghetti and meatball brands. and tonight, we're learning more about the suspected dui arrest of tiger woods. another medication was reportedly in his system that night. the dangerous drug combination, next. the dangerous drug combination, next. ago today mom started searching for her words. and my brother ray and i started searching for answers. (vo) when it's time to navigate in-home care, follow that bright star.
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finally tonight, a small plane flying in the air with engine trouble. it doesn't exactly sound like a love story, but sometimes passion and turbulence go hand in hand. >> we might have to land in the field, i'm not even kidding you. >> reporter: you may find anthony bordignon's sense of romance a bit twisted. that's he and his girlfriend, katherine wareham. he's a licensed pilot who just convinced the love of his life they may have to make a crash landing. >> can you grab the checklist? >> reporter: anthony tells her the engine is failing, he needs her to guide him to the ground. >> can you start from the top, please? >> reporter: he tells katherine to grab the flight emergency checklist. nearly frozen with fear, katherine obliges -- >> this one? forced landing? >> reporter: katherine trying to compose herself, starts reading. >> set altitude. determine wind direction. >> got it. >> reporter: now, listen closely. you'll hear what anthony is really up to. >> ten.
verify flight ring is engaged. >> reporter: she reaches the last command. >> initiate ring engagement procedure. >> reporter: initiate the ring engagement procedure. that's right. no emergency. this is a proposal. >> go on, please. >> i hate you! >> can you keep reading through the steps, hon? >> will the pilot in command love the passenger forever? will you marry the pilot in command? >> reporter: anthony reaches over and hands her the ring. >> i can't! >> reporter: and while you might expect katherine would be furious with her romantic prankster -- >> don't ever do that to me again! >> reporter: she's not. in fact, she now calls him her fiance. i love that story. they get married next weekend. thank you so much for watching. i'm tom llamas. have a great evening. good night.