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tonight, breaking news. the tornado threat under way in the heartland. cameras capturing multiple twisters. the devastating images coming in right now. also breaking tonight, president trump's new health care promise. >> we're going to have a big surprise. >> the president claiming there is still life in the republican health care bill. the push to unveil a revised version before the holliday break. the big changes for travelers. enhanced checks of travelers for all airlines flying into the u.s. wildfire outbreak. 12 fires across 11 states. an entire town evacuated. the deadly shootout on camera. a gun in each hand, firing on a bus of scared passengers. and the number of great
whites swimming in one of america's most popular tourist spots. the new warning this summer. and good evening. i'm tom llamas in for david, and we begin with that breaking news tonight. the severe tornado threat as we come on the air. six states on alert, and the images are just coming in. this tornado touching down in stewart, iowa in the center of the state. dark clouds covering the sky. take a look. this twister forms in southwest iowa. tornado sirens blaring, giving warning that we're getting reports of intense damage already. abc's senior meteorologist, rob marciano starts us off tonight. >> we have been under enhanced risk all day, but the storms have exploded in the last hour or two. the dangers unfolding. south of des moines, west of i-45, and just east of minneapolis. we have seen severe storms that have brought some damage across pierce county as you mentioned.
these tornado watches are up until 12ik tonight. from lincoln to kansas city, and chicago and detroit. we stretch out the area, but damaging winds, and scattered hail. you. the next three to four hours, folks in the sform zone need to be aoi letter. rob, thank you. next to trump's new promise on health care as republican senators scramble to regroup after the collapse of their plan. with the chicago cubs at the white house today, president trump saying a health care package is koopg, and a quote, great surprise. it comes from florida to the hams of the capitol. could the republicans come up with a new plan before leaving for the 4th of july break? abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, starts us off from the white house. >> reporter: president trump today predicted a surprise victory for the stalled republican health care bill. >> health care is working along very well. you're going to have a great surprise, with a great
healthcare package. >> reporter: at this point, victory would be a big surprise, not only are all democrats opposed. so are no fewer than nine senate republicans. and on capitol hill, more protests. at least 40 arrested today. >> don't kill me! >> reporter: the republican opposition falls into two camps, conservatives who say the bill doesn't do enough to repeal obamacare. and moderates who are concerned the bill goes too far, slashing medicaid, which the candidate donald trump had promised not to cut. >> mr. president, any concern about the medicaid cuts in the healthcare bill? >> it's going to be great, it's going to be great for everyone. >> reporter: the president isn't negotiating the specifics, but he is now acting as chief cheerleader for the bill. yesterday he met with 46 republican senators. >> president trump, i challenge you to invite us, all 100 of us, republican and democrat to
blair house to discuss a new bipartisan way forward. on health care. >> reporter: we took that to the president. >> would you be willing to negotiate with all of them? >> gotta find out if he's serious. he hasn't been serious. he'd have to be very, very serious. he has done a lot of talking, a lot of bad talking. he just doesn't seem like a serious person. >> all right, jonathan karl joins us from the white house now. and jon, president trump is predicting a big surprise on health care. senate leaders are hoping to have a revised version of the bill by the end of the week, but is that time line possible? >> reporter: it's going to be a heavy lift, tom, but they have to get it done by the end of the week so the congressional budget office can complete its assessment in time to have a vote after they return from their july 4th recess, and they know that more time will not make it any easier to pass this bill. >> the clock is ticking. all right, jon. thank you. next tonight, the danger in the air. the department of homeland
security demanding airlines around the world tighten security on all flights into the u.s. or risk an electronic span. the measures affecting thousands of flights every day. our transportation correspondent, david kerley, with the details. >> reporter: jetliners headed to america are the crown jewel target for terrorists according to the head of homeland security who tonight is announcing strict new requirements to fly to the u.s. >> it is time that we raise the global baseline of aviation security. we cannot play international whack-a-mole with each new threat. >> reporter: the u.s. is now setting what it calls a "new global standard" for airport screening worried about explosives being placed in electronic devices larger than a phone. the new directives affecting every flight, every airline, coming into the u.s. that covers 280 airports, 180 airlines, 2,000 flights and 325,000 passengers a day. passengers will see more k-9
units, more swabbing and these machines. which can show contents of a bag in 3-did. this means the laptop ban will not be expanded if airlines follow what dhs calls raising the bar of security around the world. >> they have used the current threat environment, and concerns being raised by air carriers about a laptop ban can put in stronger security measures. >> our senior transportation correspondent, david kerley joins us live inside reagan airport tonight. and david, big changes coming for all those travelers flying to the u.s. when will this be rolled out, and what about that laptop ban? when will that be lifted? >> reporter: it's being ruled out over the next couple of weeks for the requirements and a couple of months for the rest. as far as the laptop ban, if the airlines flying from those eight countries meet these two standards, the ban will be lifted, tom. >> david kerley with that new travel plan tonight.
david, thank you. next to the extreme fire danger after weeks of record-breaking heat. 40 major fires burning tonight. nearly doubling in 24 hours. the fastest growing in arizona. 28 square miles. just 1% contained. thousands of firefighters putting their lives on the line. abc's phillip mena is at the scene. >> reporter: tonight, the "goodwin fire" near prescott, arizona. quad rup. ling in size. ground teams fighting the blaze had to be pulled back at one point. >> we're not going to put firefighers in danger. >> reporter: this fire in the same area where 19 elite hotshots lost their lives fighting a blaze four years ago. >> we'd ask you all guys to leave. >> reporter: now forcing the entire town of mayer to evacuate. >> that's very upsetting. we moved here about three years ago, bought a beautiful home. >> reporter: wildfires now in 11 states. the largest, the brian head fire in southern utah, destroying more than a dozen structures. a 911 call revealing the fire's first moments. >> we're trying to fight this,
but it's getting out of control. >> reporter: our matt gutman on the scene as it grew to nearly three times the size of manhattan. >> it acted like gasoline on that fire, and moved 100 yards in the last five minutes, sending that column of smoke. we saw it from 20 miles away. >> there he goes p making that drop. >> reporter: a rapid aerial assault saving many homes near san bernardino, california. >> gad bless them all. they saved our home. >> reporter: this woman and her grandchildren returning home after evacuations lifted there. you can see the smoke covering the town of dewy, but the winds have died down here, and that is a good thing. some of this brush hasn't been burned in 40 years. that is a lot of fuel. this fire is expected to keep burning and growing for weeks, tom. >> for weeks. all right, phillip. thanks so much. next tonight to the fbi's investigation of kaspersky lab. a russian-based cybersecurity
company whose software is used in american businesses, government and maybe even your home. the agency is questioning some of its employees. abc news was the first to report weeks ago that the fbi is investigating the company's potential ties to the kremlin, worried that its software could be used to spy on americans. abc's senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, with the latest developments. >> reporter: tonight, thousands of miles away from its moscow headquarters, the computer software company kaspersky lab is under i increasing pressure from the fbi. last night near washington and boston, sources say fbi agents went knocking on the doors of as many as a dozen kaspersky employees, pressing them for information about how the company operates, and any potential ties to the russian government. kaspersky's anti-virus software is sold at target and best buy to 400 million customers world wide. >> i've got it covered. we switched to kapersky. >> reporter: but now sources tell abc news top u.s. officials
are increasingly concerned russian spies could try to use that software to attack critical american infrastructure or snoop on american customer. at a recent senate hearing, a stark assessment from the head of the fbi and director of national intelligence. >> we're very concerned about it, sir, and we're focused on it closely. >> would any of you be comfortable with kaspersky lab software on your computers? >> a resounding no from me. >> reporter: at least three kaspersky executives have past ties to the kgb or russian military. the company's ceo eugene kaspersky photographed with vladimir putin back in 2015. speaking with us exclusively from moscow recently, they rent any claim that its company is would allow itself to be a tool of the russian government. >> if they asked you to spy on americans, if they asked you to spy on government agencies, your response would be what? >> my response if i'm asked to spy on anyone coming from any
state, any government, not only russian, will be definitely, no. >> a very clear statement there. pierre thomas joins us from washington, and pierre, the ceo insists the lab is not working with the russians, but at the top levels of the u.s. government, there is real concern. >> reporter: that's right, tom. both the department of homeland security and the senate intelligence committee have issued secret memos expressing concern about the russian footprint here in the u.s., the tom. >> pierre, thank you. next to some incredible video. a close-up look at a shootout on a city bus. a robbery suspect making a getaway. then firing on police when they close in on him. tonight, we are seeing new video from inside the bus and of the passengers running for their lives. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, new video showing the terrifying shootout inside a crowded baltimore city bus. [ gunfire ] the gunman firing at cops rushing the scene using both
hands. armed with two 40 caliber handguns and several magazines of ammo. baltimore county police say earlier this month blaine erb tried robbing two people before getting on that bus. when police pulled the bus over, erb reacted. in the middle of the gunfire, passengers frantically running, one wounded in the crossfire. >> officer down. officer down. shot. >> reporter: an officer also shot. this body cam video shows them using cars as shields. >> this was like watching a horror movie in my backyard. >> reporter: erb then flees the bus, running at officers while shooting, eventually he was killed by police. the wounded officer and passenger have both recovered. police say erb had a long record and appeared determined not to go back to jail. tom? >> eva pilgrim with that new video tonight. eva, thank you. around the world, new developments in venezuela's growing political cries. a police helicopter. you hear it there, opening fire and dropping grenades on the
supreme court and interior ministry buildings. the president calling it a terrorist attack. and at the same time, this pilot posting this online, calling for a rebellion. these protests have taken at least 75 lives. next, the global cyberattack revealing a threat to americans. the ransomware attack in the u.s. hospitals, putting lives at risk. dan harris reports that hospitals and medical systems may not be ready for another attack. >> reporter: the ransomware virus known as "petya" has taken out computer systems all over the planet, including those at hospitals near pittsburgh. >> she called me and said surgery was canceled because the computers were down. >> we need an ekg right away and a chest x-ray. >> reporter: experts say it should be a wake-up call for the american health care system.
>> sir, let's start cpr. >> reporter: doctor ruha has no idea what everyone around them in this simulated e.r. knows, that this patient is the victim of a hack. abc news was right there recently when medical professionals, security experts, and government employees came to phoenix to witness the first ever simulated mass hack of a hospital. >> so you had no idea this was a hack? >> i knew there was a problem with the aicd, but i had no idea it was hacked. >> reporter: the goal of this exercise, to bring awareness to a fax recently highlighted in a congressional report, which said the security of our healthcare systems is in "critical condition." with so many medical devices connected to the internet, they are now considered potential threats. dan harris, abc news, phoenix, arizona. >> you can see that full report on "nightline." there is so much more tonight. the growing threat on the american coast. the warning to swimmers. the shark population soaring off
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