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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. health care collapse in the senate. republicans delay voting on their own health care bill. what the president just told senators at the white house. plus, president trump threatening to attack syria. accusing them of a new plot to use chemical weapons on civilians. subway meltdown. a train derailing the nation's businessest subway system. hundreds of passengers forced to escape through dangerous tunnels. also breaking tonight, the global cyberattack. first sweeping europe. now hitting the u.s. power plants, banks and hospital computer systems infected. brian ross standing by. and the fiery crash shutting down an american highway. the semitruck slamming into a bridge, exploding into smoke and
flames. what we have just learned. and good evening. i'm tom llamas in for david tonight, and we begin with the stunning blow to the senate plan to repeal and replace obamacare. the republican leaders unable to get the votes to even bring it to the floor for debate. president trump inviting all 52 gop senators to a meeting at the white house. opposition to the plan had been growing within their own ranks. and democrats keeping the pressure on to, take a look at this, dmplon straighting with their constituents they say would be harmed. they say this is only a delay and they will keep their promise to end obamacare. abc's mary bruce on capitol hill starting us off tonight. >> reporter: senate republicans tonight headed to the white house, leaving behind any hope of passing a health care this week. >> well, clearly there's a little more negotiation to do to get to 50. >> reporter: heads hung low in the east room with the president.
>> this will be great if we get it done. and if we don't get it it's just going to be something that we just don't like, and that is okay. i understand that very well. >> reporter: a disappointing end to a day that began with optimism from republican leaders. >> i expect to have the support to get it done, and yes we will vote this week. >> reporter: but it became increasingly clear the votes simply weren't there. what are you hoping to hear from the president tonight? is there anything he can say to change your mind? >> good morning. >> i'll take that as a no? >> do you think republicans will get this done? >> i don't have any comment right now. >> reporter: not helping republican leaders, the grim outlook from the congressional budget office. revealing 22 million more americans would be uninsured in 10 years, under the senate bill, 15 million more uninsured next year alone. nearly $800 billion cut from medicaid. >> we look refuse to be honest, and i would say courageous enough to point out that all these things that sound nice
have very serious negative consequences. >> reporter: republicans could afford to lose just two vote, but tonight tonight, there are now nine gop senators who say they cannot support this bill. moderates, because it cuts too deep. conservatives because it doesn't cut enough. >> this is not just abstract numbers. these are real people. >> reporter: outside the capitol, democrats try to put a face to the bill. holding pictures of americans they say will suffer. while inside, the vice president arrives to rally republican support. the vice president's chief of staff and press secretary are spotted too. but their all-out push fails to do the trick. >> we will not be on the bill this week, but we're still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place. >> and mary bruce joins us from capitol hill, and senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell came out of the that white house meeting tonight saying they have a good chance of eventually striking a deal, but tonight,
the math is getting worse, not better. >> reporter: tom, in just the last few hours, even more republicans have come out against this bill. opponents say they want fundamental changes, not just tweaks. republicans will use their 4th of july recess to work on a new version of the bill, but they could face harsh pushback from constituents back at home, something they were hoping to avoid. >> a lot of work still to be done. all right, mary. thank you. abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl was there as senators wrapped up their meeting with the president. what was the president's message to those senators and what this detell him? >> reporter: the senators heard a pep talk talking about how this was a top priority for him and for the republican party and for the country. he spent most of the time though, listening to their concerns, including concerns from moderate republicans about those medicaid cuts. his advice on that was to put more money into the bill. you remember he had called the house bill mean. he said this bill needs to have more heart. his solution today was to put more money in it, and today,
they heard a warning from republican leader mitch mcconnell that said if they cannot strike a deal among the republicans, they will have to negotiate with democrats who want to preserve obamacare. >> jonathan karl for us at the white house. thank you. next to the rush hour nightmare here in new york city. an accident in the subway, plunging passengers into the dark. hundreds of people on board. some of them suffering injuries before getting back to the surface. the trouble rippling across the system, delaying thousands of riders on their way to work. abc's adrienne bankert on the panic underground. >> everybody come down this way! >> reporter: tonight, underground rail chaos, hundreds of panicked new york city subway passengers fleeing a train derailment in dark tunnels filled with smoke. >> i saw the power went off and the train started jumping up and down. >> you could see sparks out the window. >> reporter: officials say two cars of a jam packed "a" train, came off the tracks, careening into a wall when the emergency brakes engaged. the side of this car, ripped open, tracks and signals damaged.
>> we got a go this way. >> that's where the smoke is coming from. >> reporter: smoke created by trash on the tracks catching fire, people knocking out windows to get air and get out. using their cell phones as flashlights. >> the train bucked forwards. it backed backwards, and in the process of doing that, two of the cars derailed and scraped the side of the wall. >> reporter: at least 34 passengers are treated for minor injuries. this comes as the businessest transit system is under fire for long delays and cancellations. frustrating riders and highlighting a crumbling underground infrastructure. service has been partially restored at this station. though investigators want to know who hit the brakes and why. they say it doesn't appear to be a failure of parts or equipment. >> adrienne, thank you. next to the cyberattack hitting american companies, including hospitals.
part of a global assault on governments and businesses around the globe. hackers locking up computers and demanding ransom to free them back up. that spanned across 150 countries. abc's investigative correspondent, brian ross, on this new cyberattack. >> reporter: the fast moving cyberattack continues tonight, after freezing computers at hospitals in pennsylvania, where surgeries had to be canceled, >> she called me and said surgery was canceled because the computers were down. >> reporter: also down, the computers at merck pharmaceutical in new jersey. even the company that makes oreo cookies was hit, as well as the computers and phones in washington at this law firm, which warned its lawyers as they entered the lobby. >> you can't read any e-mails. you can't read any files. basically your computer becomes a brick. >> reporter: the attack first surfaced in ukraine this morning, shutting down the power grid, banks, airports and railroads. as the attack spread across the globe, including at this giant
shipping company, the thousands of targets all received this ominous message. in english, on their screens, your files are no longer accessible. nobody can recover your files without our dekripgs service. send $300 worth of bitcoin." >> they might not give you your data back, but hit you again and say give me more money. >> reporter: the attack bears great similarities to a similar computer kidnap and ransom scheme last month, that hit british hospitals particularly hard. but that attack, later linked to north korea, was stopped when cyber security experts discovered a kill switch. >> and brian ross joins us now. as you mentioned, that other attack. there was a kill switch. is there one with this one that will disarm that virus? >> tonight, we're hearing from both russian and american cybersecurity experts, they may have found a kill switch, and they are trying to activate it now, but we won't know until tomorrow if it works. >> ingourgeing news. thanks so much. now to the news from the white house saying they see signs that syria might be
preparing for another chemical weapons attack. you remember this one in april that killed scores of civilians, including children. that attack prompted a u.s. missile strike on a syrian air base, and tonight, the white house saying there will be consequences if they conduct another mass murder. here's abc's white house correspondent, cecilia vega. >> reporter: inside the oval office today cameras invited in to see the president and members of his national security team, -- >> congratulations on your great victory. >> reporter: -- huddled for a phone call with prime minister of ireland. no mention of syria -- or that ominous late night statement from the white house press secretary saying, "the united states has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack." sean spicer warning, "if mr. assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price." >> the goal, is at this point, not just to send assad a message, but to send russia and iran a message that if this happens again, we are putting
you on notice. >> reporter: the pentagon now pointing to that chemical attack in april, more than 80 innocent civilians killed, many of them children. >> i will tell you that attack on children yesterday, had a big impact on me. big impact. >> reporter: the u.s. retaliated with a missile strike on an air field, the very spot where u.s. officials now believe preparations for another chemical attack are under way. the syrian government quick to dismiss the allegations, but from bashar al assad today, a display of military might, a new video showing him climbing into the cockpit of a russian warplane. and now russia is condemning the new warning from the white house as unacceptable. >> and cecilia vega joins us now from the white house. cecilia, strong words from the white house press secretary, but nothing yet from the president himself. >> reporter: so far, not yet. that overnight statement came as you said, not from the pentagon or the president, but from the press secretary himself, and it
seemed to catch a number of administration officials completely off guard. if the white house decides to strike on this one, we are told that military planning has been under way for several days, tom. >> cecilia vega with that stern warning from the white house tonight. thank you. next tonight, new charges in an officer-involved shooting in chicago that made national headlines. three chicago police officers indicted on felony count that is they conspired to cover up the shooting of a black teenager, la kwan, like, donald. that officer awaiting a murder trial. abc's alex perez is in chicago. >> reporter: the disturbing dashcam video sparked national outrage, chicago police officer jason van dyke shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times, as he walked away while holding a knife. van dyke is awaiting trial on murder charges, and tonight a special prosecutor investigating the case, charging his police partner, former officer joseph walsh, officer thomas gaffney and former detective david march, with
conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct. >> these defendants lied about what occurred during a police involved shooting in order to prevent independent criminal investigators from learning the truth. >> reporter: all three officers were there the night of the shooting. the indictment alleges they lied, falsely saying that mcdonald was assaulting officers, forcing van dyke to shoot him. >> while they are sworn to serve and protect as well as uphold the law, they are not above the law. >> reporter: and tom, the officers charged today have not yet entered pleas. van dyke has pleaded not guilty. tom. >> alex perez, thank you. back here in new york, a tough time seating a jury in the former drug company executive trial. he is facing charges for taking funds from one of his companies to repay in hedge funds he managed. people know him for raising the price of a life-saving drug by
5,000%, so some potential jurors are saying they can't be impartial. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight the so-called bad boy of pharmaceuticals, martin shkreli, getting ready for trial. >> martin, are you concerned you won't be able to get a fair trial? >> reporter: during jury selection, potential jurors have been skewering the former drug company exec. one calling him "a snake," another saying he's "the face of corporate greed in america." nearly 200 jurors dismissed. some for those strong opinions. >> they have to find people who could be fair, and that doesn't necessarily mean they have to know nothing about the case, but they certainly can't think that he's a snake. >> reporter: u.s. prosecutors accused shkreli of a ponzi-like scheme involving his drug company and a hedge fund. >> i'm intercept, and i intend to prove it. >> reporter: we interviewed him back in 2015. >> i'm not a greedy person. >> reporter: shkreli has continued to cultivate his bad boy image. smirking in front of congress, and banned from twitter for trolling journalists. that jury still not seated, if convicted, shkreli faces up to
20 years in prison, tom? >> linsey, thank you. next tonight, google slapped with a record fine. antitrust regulators from the european union accusing the company of unfairly favoring its own businesses and services when people use google to shop online. google denies the charge and says it's considering an appeal. there is much manufacture ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the fiery crash on an american highway. the truck slamming into a bridge. a semi exploding in smoke and flames. the driver killed. that bridge heavily damaged. what that investigation has now revealed. plus your money. tonight, gas prices plunging with the july 4th holiday about to begin. the cost to fill your tank, the cheapest. and look at the frightening moment that had customers and employees ducking and running for cover. we'll tell you what happened.
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class. you met her right here, inspiring everyone with the song she used as her secret weapon. including, it turns out, the disco queen who responded with a big surprise. >> reporter: just three weeks ago we brought you the story of high school grad, megan faircloth. >> it was difficult at first because when i was starting to apply to college, i didn't even have an address. >> reporter: that's because she along with her sister and mother all lived in this beat up chevy cavalier. but megan never stopped fighting or studying, graduating valedictorian, she's off to stanford now, but in our story, she revealed a secret. how she used a certain disco hit to overcome the toughest moments. >> i took song lyrics like "i will survive" by gloria gaynor. i listened to that song whenever we had internet access, to try and keep myself going, like, i will survive this! >> reporter: well gloria gaynor heard about megan's story and wanted to meet her. so megan and her family set out on a road trip. megan bringing her bookbag which
sometimes she used as a pillow. gaynor's lyrics written all over it. and then came that moment. gloria gaynor armed with a microphone, spotting megan gaynor acapella, treating megan to a private performance and then that hug. >> how are you? >> reporter: the grammy winner admitting she was the one who was touched. >> just so amazed at the strength of character of this young lady. and then she said she used my song to help her, and i thought, this is the purpose of my song. >> and we wish good luck to megan at stanford. our thanks to our affiliate in raleigh for that story, and thank you so much for watching on a tuesday night. i'm
we haven't been able to do it, honestly, consistently in the last few years. >> it's a shame because the swimming season and the warm air -- weather is actually just starting now. >> stay out signs dot the shoreline as two popular east bay lakes closed to swimmers because of something in the water. good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. >> larry beal has the day off. the culprit behind the closure, blue-green algae. >> abc7 news reporter lizzy brinkley joinz us with a look at what'si what's being done. >> reporter: over in tilden park you can look at the water, it's close by here and it looks like it's got a big blue-green al jay bloom going on but it's safe to swim in because there are no toxins. very different story here. the water looks clear but it has tested positive for toxins, and
so the warning signs have gone up. >> there's toxic algae, and it can make you sick. >> reporter: so you can't go swimming. >> yeah. >> reporter: 100 kids at this summer day camp were disappointed that their summer afternoon swimming plans at the beach are canceled indefinitely. >> everybody was really excited yesterday and they were actually all in the water yesterday when the rangers came over and put up the tape and said that we wouldn't be swimming for probably the rest of the summer. >> whether we found toxins above a certain limit, we decided to close the beach to protect the people. >> reporter: so, like quarry lakes in fremont, lake temescal off limits. toxins can cause gastrointestinal illness in people and if dogs swal throe contaminated water, they can die. >> can't let them drink the water. it's a real dangerous situation. >> reporter: ducks still paddled in the water today and fish splashed around. on the shore, there was this