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>> indeed. she offered the waiter ney, buhe wouldn't take it. he said it's the small gestures like these that make us human. >> that's all for now. we appreciate you tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the nor'easter slamming the east right now. moving up the coast. winds ripping apart buildings, trees onto homes tonight. dangerous driving from d.c. to philly, new york to boston. thousands of flights affected. also breaking tonight, the stock market plunge, after china retaliates against the u.s. with new tariffs. the headline breaking today, actress felicity huffman, seen going into federal court. tonight here, her tearful plea in the admissions cheating scandal. what she told the judge. the american airlines pilot moments from takeoff in louisville, pulled off the plane and arrested, charged in multiple murders. the attack on oil tankers in the persian gulf, and it comes amid escalating tension with iran. president trump's new warning tonight, and martha raddatz is standi by.tie at
notre dame, the abc news exclusive. we are just back tonight after being given extraordinary access to the cathedral. the charred spire that came crashing through the roof, the organ, the statue of the virgin mary. what survived? here at home tonight, the intense search for a missing woman who went for a hike. what's now been discovered in her car. amazon with an offer tonight. $10,000 to quit your job and start your own business. but what you would have to do. remembering hollywood's girl next door. legendary actress doris day. and there is news tonight on former president jimmy carter's health. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here to start another week. and we are just back from paris tonight, our extraordinary tour through notre dame cathedral, after that devastating fire in a moment here. but we do begin this monday night with thettg e ase come
all part of relentless severe weather. 28 train cars derailing in pearl river county, mississippi. wind and flooding rains undermining the tracks there. and tonight, severe thunderstorms across north carolina, all part of this system tonight bringing down trees and power lines. two lows coming together as the system hits the east coast and moves right up into the northeast. it is a dangerous drive home for many. we have the track tonight. and abc's gio benitez leads us off. >> reporter: tonight, that nor'easter now forming off the coast already wrecking havoc in the carolinas. heavy rain pounding the raleigh area. the storm packing large hail. powerful winds ripping apart buildings. trees crashing onto homes. >> it is unbelievable, just like a clear path, you can see exactly where the winds came through. >> look at that. >> reporter: this weekend, tornado in campbell county, virginia, part of the same system that triggered more than 100 reports of severe weather. mississippi's governor declaring a state of emergency amid dozens of high water rescues in the southern part of the state.
in stone county, a flash flood emergency. more than 14 inches of rain submerging neighborhoods. >> i lost everything, sir. i lost everything. >> reporter: and in pearl river county, flood waters washing out roads and even train tracks. more than two dozen freight train cars derailing. fortunately, most of them were empty. and david, at the airports, we are already seeing more than 4,000 delays. hundreds of cancellations. and as that storm system moves through the northeast, those numbers will go up. david? >> gio benitez live at the airport for us tonight. thank you. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee tracking it all for us tonight. hey, ginger. >> reporter: hey, david. wet and windy, it is a dreadful night here along the tri-state. i want to bring you straight into the forecast, because it's not just here. the heaviest rain moving into new england. and that coastal storm that's been hugging, that low pressure system hugging the coast, could also bring some coastal flooding from connecticut up through rhode island tonight. then snow for parts of new england, we're talking up to
five inches. we eventually dry out and start to look a bit more like spring by wednesday, david. >> ginger zee with us on a monday night. ginger, thank you. the other major headline this evening, the stock market plunge, after china retaliated against the u.s. with new tariffs. their response to president trump's moves. the dow losing 617 points, the worst day since the first of the year. president trump tonight saying, "i love the position we're in." abc's senior national correspondent terry moran is at the white house. >> reporter: just hours after china fired a new shot in the trade wars, president trump boasted that in this escalating conflict, the u.s. is winning. >> if you look at what we've done thus far with china, we've never taken in 10 cents until i got elected. now, we're taking in billions and billions. >> reporter: the president keeps saying this, that china is paying the u.s. billions of dollars in tariffs, but fact check, that's not true. china's not paying a dime to the u.s. importers, american firms, pay the tariffs, and they pass othci trump's own chief economic
adviser contradicting him this weekend. >> u.s. businesses and u.s. consumers who pay, correct? >> yes, to some extent. i don't disagree with that. again, both sides will suffer on this. >> reporter: for u.s. consumers, that means higher prices. according to one pro-trade group, the trade war could cost the average family of four in the u.s. an extra $767 per year. and for many farmers, china's retaliatory tariffs today are devastating. >> i'm preparing for the worst. >> reporter: john kiefner farms soybeans in illinois. china bought 60% of u.s. soybean exports before the trade war started. john says those days are gone. >> a lot of farmers are going to have to come up with alternative sources of income. i'm going to start growing a lot of hay. >> all right, so, let's get to terry moran, he's live at the white house tonight. and terry, president trump is now threatening to slap tariffs on all chinese imports. >> reporter: that's right, david. and the administration already taking the first steps in that process. they're going to release a list of the roughly $325 billion worth of chinese products that
haven't been tariffed, preparing them for those new tariffs. president trump also announcing that he will plan a $15 billion bailout for farmers, that's on top of last year's $12 billion bailout. both of these signs that this trade war is nowhere near over. david? >> terry moran live at the white house. terry, thank you. next tonight here, to actress felicity huffman, who was in federal court today. her tearful plea before the judge in the college admissions cheating scandal. abc's linsey davis was in boston for this. >> reporter: somber and silent, actress felicity huffman entered federal court in boston today to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. the "desperate housewives" star breaking down, telling the judge her daughter had been getting extra time on tests since she was 11 and was working with a neuropsychologist. huffman paid $15,000 to have an s.a.t. proctor correct the answers on her daughter's exam, improving her score by 400 points. >> are you truly sorry for what happened? >> reporter: but today, through
anything to do with rick singer, the alleged mastermind of the college admission scheme. huffman says she didn't know how singer made his payments but admitted "everything else" the prosecutor "said i did, i did." the actress previously said her daughter "knew absolutely nothing about my actions. this transgression toward her and the public i will carry for the rest of my life." huffman is scheduled to be sentenced in september. prosecutors are recommending four months in prison and a $20,000 fine. david? >> linsey davis on this case again tonight. and next this evening, to news on an american airlines pilot pulled off a flight just before takeoff, arrested for multiple murders. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: pilot christian martin had a plane full of passengers about to take off from louisville, kentucky, on saturday, when police swooped in and put him in handcuffs. the murders he's charged with tonight happened three years ago. calvin phillips was shot dead inside his home. police discovered the bodies of phillips' wife, pamela, and one of their neighbors in a car that was torched and left in a
cornfield. mr. phillips was murdered just two weeks before he was set to testify against the pilot at a military court martial. phillips' son says it's obvious why his father was murdered. >> from the very beginning, kit martin was the person that i believed was behind this. >> reporter: in a 2016 interview with wsmb-tv, martin denied anything to do with the killings and blamed his legal troubles with the military on an ex-wife who he claims was having an affair with phillips. >> they were having an affair that was witnessed by multiple people. >> reporter: american airlines says it does regular background checks and found no criminal history that would have stopped this pilot from flying. david? >> steve osunsami tonight. steve, thank you. and next, to new tensions this evening in the middle east. two saudi arabian oil tankers have been attacked. one of them bound for the united statesto fr taers maged at one of the busiest ports in the middle east. saudi arabia tonight is calling it sabotage. and this comes amid escalating
tension already with iran. president trump's new warning for iran tonight, and here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: tonight, amid growing tension with iran, calls of sabotage near the world's most important oil trading route. four oil tankers targeted near the entrance to the persian gulf. video showing a gash in one ship's stern at the water line, appearing like it was rammed or hit by a projectile. it comes just days after the u.s. warned commercial vessels in the region that "iran and/or its regional proxies" could target commercial sea traffic. and one week after the u.s. sent a carrier strike group and b-52 bombers to the gulf because of fears of possible iranian attacks on u.s. forces. but there is no evidence at this point that iran was involved in the sabotage of these ships. even president trump cautious about blaming iran, although he did issue a warning.
>> it's going to be a bad problem for iran if something happens. i can tell you that. they're not going to be happy. >> martha raddatz with us live tonight from our washington bureau. and martha, still no word on whether iran could have been behind the attack on those tankers? >> reporter: well, david, we've now been told initial assessments have determined it was likely iran or iranian proxies using explosives. the u.s. military is now helping in the investigation. iran, of course, denying any involvement, but with four ships sabotaged, there was a level of sophistication. david? >> all right, you'll continue to follow it. martha, thank you. next, to the daring operation to free hostages in west africa, including an american woman. the raid was conducted by members of france's special forces, saving four hostages, including the american. u.s. officials did not know she'd been kidnapped and held for nearly a month. her identity still not revealed tonight, but she's being debriefed by u.s. officials at this hour. a midair scare onboard a qantas airways boeing 747 jet when one of its engines shut down. passengers say they heard a loud
bang and saw a flash of flames out the window. it happened about five hours after takeoff from tokyo. the flight bound for sydney, diverted. the airline tonight saying there was never a safety risk. we turn next to an abc news exclusive tonight. we are just back this evening from paris, where we were given an exclusive look inside notre dame cathedral after that devastating fire. the world, of course, watched in horror, praying, asking, would the cathedrabe tonight, what we found inside. it was one month ago this week. the flames leaping from notre dame cathedral. the spire engulfed. and then the moment it came down. the spire collapsed along with the hearts of the people of paris and the world. the images of the firefighters racing to save the relics are still haunting. po remains. under a gray sky, the cathedral on that tiny island in the center of paris.
and we soon see the flashing lights. police still keeping everyone away. but we have been invited here by the retired general put in charge by the french president to rebuild notre dame. general? >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the first time he has invited anyone in. you have been tasked with, well, some would say the impossible. >> nothing is impossible to a french general. >> reporter: the workers here wear protective suits and masks. 400 tons of lead were lost in that fire. he takes us deep into the cathedral. and then we see it. >> this is the wood of the top part of the spire. >> reporter: this is the top of spire right here? >> yes. >> reporter: right beside us, the spire the world witnessed pierce that roof. that was the moment the world .asped this is the moment when everybody, the people -- ah. >> reporter: we stand in the shadow of one of the giant holes
in the cathedral's roof. we could see the rain coming right through. and on top of the debris, the robot, because of the danger. >> the robot, because people cannot go here, we cannot expose the lives of the workers. >> reporter: this is just remarkable that this was saved. the stained glass, the giant rose windows survived. 42 feet across. and there is another question so many have asked. what about the organ? through this small doorway, we climb the stairs to the upper level of the cathedral. wow. much of it untouched. this is it. it survived. the great organ. 8,000 pipes. it's believed a small number of them even date back to the 13th century. they're going to be examining each of the pipes of this great organ to make sure that they haven't been permanently damaged. but just to give you an idea, you can't help but notice the
ash and likely lead in here, as well, that remains, the soot all over the cathedral. part of the restoration that lies ahead. on top of the keys, a layer of dust. and we noticed the sheet music that still says "holy week." the last time the organ was played. back downstairs, we had heard of something else. this is the pillar right here? >> yes. >> reporter: on that pillar right between us once stood a statue of the virgin mary. she was saved during the fire. and he says he's about to give us a view of her not seen since the 14th century. we could now see into her eyes, something not possible because of centuries up on that pillar. no one has been able to look at it at eye level until this moment. >> yeah. it's a privilege. >> reporter: so much has been saved here. it's really just an ex here in the cathedral is in tact. it was saved here behind me, despite the fact that right over my shoulder, you can see part of
the spire here, the cathedral. and here, you can see the choir, completely intact. they'll just simply have to clean the wood. and, of course, this is the part of the cathedral that most people who travel from all over the world would know, the altar for mass is on the other side of me here. that was destroyed in the fire. and if you look far to the back of the church, to the top there where the organ is, one of the great stained glass windows survives. and we asked the general about that early symbol of hope, the cross seen in the hours after the fire. he takes us to the front of the church. wow. and there we see the cross, still standing. general, this is the cross that the world saw. >> yes. the entire world saw the cross of god shining, despite the fire. >> reporter: there was so much hope that next morning when people saw the cross, the smoke still rising in the cathedral,
but that it was -- >> they see the cross. >> reporter: still intact. still intact. and so much hope inside that cathedral. we thank the general for that tour, and we were also given access to the statues of the 12 apostles that were removed just days before the fire. here they are right here. they had been on the roof of the cathedral. they were saved simply by the timing of it all. and we'll have much more on this effort to rebuild the cathedral tonight on "nightline." in the meantime tonight, we have news about former president jimmy carter. the carter center now says the 94-year-old broke his hip while turkey hunting today. he joked he hopes he will still get to use the rest of his hunting days, turkey season ends this week and says he didn't use up his days. he's now recovering tonight from surgery in georgia. former first lady rosalyn carter is at his side. we wish him well. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. remembering a legendary actress. her roles on screen and, of course, her voice. also ahead, the intense search for a missing woman who went for a hike. what's now been discovered in her car. and now, the new reward tonight. the major verdict for a couple with cancer.
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them $2 billion. >> in march a jury found monsanto responsible for developing cancer last year that it caused dewayne johnson to vallejo to develop terminal cancer. he was eventually awarded $78 million in damages. >> live sli in tlyanne melendez the newsroom. >> monsanto immediately called the awarded amount excessive and unjustifiable. but the jury said the company should have warned about the risk of cancer. therefore they say monsanto was negligent. in court, alva and alberta pilliod of livermore testified that they sprayed monsanto's herbicide roundup on their three properties over a period of more than 30 years. both eventually developed nonhodgkins lymphoma, a type of cancer. one was diagnosed in 2011, the other in 2015. >> we've been fighting cancer