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more storms are possible there tonight? >> reporter: yeah, david, we've already had some rain push through here. i want you to look behind me here. you have the see how powerful the winds were, completely destroying this auto parts store. basically a shell of a building here. and with more storms o sirens d happen again. david? >> alex perez leading us off tonight. alex, thank you. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all, watching the severe weather into the night and, of course, that new from houston. tropical threat. the debate stage is set behind rob? >> reporter: good evening, me for tomorrow, but on this 2k5i david. the atmosphere primed again in night, of course, we do take the midwest and sioux falls is note that the nation pauses to right there, along the stationary boundary. remember 9/11. the images and one incredible storms expected to fire there story all these years later in just a moment. and across madison, detroit, but we do begin tonight with the horror that played out as three michigan. ef-2 tornadoes ripped through minneapolis, you'll see storms in the morning. the center of the country. they were all part of at least we have three disturbances in 11 reported tornadoes in just the atlantic. one is close and forecast to get the past 24 hours. the massive twister in wyoming. into the gulf of mexico. at the very least, we'll see sioux falls, south dakota, hit heavy rain for florida and much especially hard. of the gulf coast states. those three ef-2s confirmed more details to come on this
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inside the city. tomorrow. david? >> rob marciano, thank you. winds of at least 125 miles an ni woe we're going to turn hour. slamming into a hospital. stamge playing out doctors and nurses had just today minutes to wake up patients, to worker get them to safety. and tonight, major questions about why some of the city's attacking his colleagues. some jumping in, trying to stop sirens did not go off. officials now say it wasumanisre setonight. tallahassee police say the u.s. stabbing spree at this workplace abc's alex perez leading us off could have been much worse if tonight from sioux falls. not for the heroic actions of w. >> reporter: tonight, families across the upper midwest bracing for a second night of severe storms. >> several employees armed themseesit actually held him at >> oh, god, it hit something! >> reporter: nearly a dozen one point while officers were arriving. twisters reported in the last 24 >> reporter: 41-year-old antwann brown in custody tonight. authorities say he clocked in at hours. the dangerous weather striking 8:00 this morning at dyke south dakota's largest city in the middle of the night. industries, but after some kind of disconstitute, was told to tornado sirens sounding the alarm in sioux falls. clock out at 8:20. just 13 minutes later, police there are 77 of them across the city, but officials say not all of them were activated, blaming receiving their first call about human error. at least three twisters touching the stabbings. >> from what we know now, it down in the city, all ef-2s. appears he had sought out certain victims. the one striking this hospital >> reporter: five employees were
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stabbed with what was described as a common pocket knife and campus had winds up to 130 miles transported to the hospital. an hour. one of them in serious condition, but expected to >> our staff was courageous. they had ten minutes to wake up survive. >> horrible scene there. victor oquendo joins us live 102 residents, get them to the outside the scene and police are center of the building and all still working to determine a are safe and sound. motive tonight, victor? >> reporter: that's right, david. police say the suspect appeared >> reporter: another ef-2 twister quickly tearing to target specific people, but through this shopping complex. there is no word on a motive. total devastation in just 60 seconds. they say he only worked here for a few months and there were no this woman's business destroyed. issues until today. >> we can start over. david? >> victor, thank you. we reported last night here nobody was hurt. g a te a sisedly all that coun on yet another death, possibly linked to vaping. this time, the patient in his 50s. and here in the houston area, that student collapsing. he was rushed to the hospital. he's okay now. tonight, the president and the the house didn't go down. first lady and the plan to ban >> reporter: residents here worried, watching the skies for flavored e-cigarettes. all of this comes as authorities more possible tomorrows tonight. >> and alex joins us now from in wisconsin shut down a massive operation making counterfeit vaping cartridges. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: with the first lady at his side, the president shared a personal reason for tonight's move to ban certain e-cigarettes, saying that they pose a risk to children the same age as their son. m , anth 't gsi and wean't haveo
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>> rederal finalizing plans to remove e-cigarette products from the market that have fruit and candy flavors popular with teenagers. only tobacco-flavored products will be allowed. their data shows that more than a quarter of high school students are current e-cigarette users and the "overwhelming majority" use "fruit and menthol or mint flavors." while the president's announcement focused on tobacco, police in the milwaukee suburbs announced at a press conference the arrest of these two brothers, accused of filling tens of thousands of counterfeit e-cigarette cartridges inside a rented condo, using mason jars filled with thc oil. >> it's not candy. >> reporter: police say this was some of the packaging. sour patch and true flavors. >> this is packaging that i've seen in stores and other stories across the nation. >> reporter: it's still not
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clear exactly what is getting users sick. dylan nelson barely survived. >> i didn't think he was going to come out of it. i thought that i was seeing my son the last time. >> reporter: the american vaping association is responding to all of this, saying that a flavor ban does nothing to stop drug dealers from selling contaminated cartridges. david? >> steve osunsami with us tonight. steve, thank you. of course, the president there on vaping today. he also said today he might watch the debate tomorrow night. of course, the stage is set right here behind me and some big differences this year. this is the first debate held on just one night, with all the leading democratic candidates on one stage. you can see the stage right here over my shoulder. former vice president joe biden will be in the middle. he, of course, is the front-runner. several new polls including ours have him at the top. for the first time, right beside him, centerstage, elizabeth warren. she's been gaining in the polls, including our own. let's take a wide shot tonight of the stage here where mary bruce is up there on that stage, where the candidates will be this time tomorrow night and
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mary, the stakes could not be higher for really all there out. >> reporter: yes, and david, for the first time, voters will be able to compare these two candidates side-by-side, standing right here will be joe biden and right here next to him, elizabeth warren. these two candidates have wily visions for the future. we'll be watching closely to see if they attack each other with warren on the rise, will biden take some shots at her? and will the other candidates, too, like bernie sanders? he and elizabeth warren share many of t sofar, they've declined to go after each other. now, standing next to them will be kamala harris and pete buttigieg. they are looking for a boost. the candidates on the wings are in need for a jolt, too. they are looking for that breakout moment. david? >> we'll be watching. and i'll be moderating with our george stephanopoulos and linsey davis and our colleague jorge ramos from univision. that's tomorrow night, 8:00 p.m. eastern, one stage, one night. to more news, and a bombshell allegation against nfl start antonio brown on his first day with the patriots.
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a woman who was his former training claiming he sexually assaulted and raped her. it comes as brown suited up for his first practice with the new england patriots. tonight, antonio brown's response. abc's paula faris is in foxborough, massachusetts. y-gnedtar wid recver annio brown,een hereprng the fi with his new team just hours after the bombshell news that he's facing a civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault. britney taylor, a former lsu gymnast, who first met brown in college and later went on to train him, alleges three separate incidents of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018. she claims he even bragged about one encounter through "astonishingly profane and angry text messages." taylor claims she told her mother and a chef who worked for brown shortly after one of the incidents and that brown texted to fire her. police reports were never filed
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for any of the allegations. it's unclear if the nfl will take action. >> we're taking it one day at a time. just like we always do. >> reporter: the team is not commenting on whether he'll play on sunday, but brown's power agent, drew rosenhaus, saying his client vehemently denies the allegations and will cooperate with any investigation. >> this is a money grab. in my opinion, this is a money grab. >> reporter: reps for antonio brown clan on countersuing britney taylor. she's seeking unspecified damages, is commanding a trial and is reportedly meeting with the nfl next week as the league is conducting its own independent investigation. >> paula faris tonight. paula, thank you. and from the bahamas this evening, the stunning new number. authorities now say 2,500 people are missing. 2,500. and after those images we showed you last night here, what it was like inside a home, a family trapped in that cat 5 hurricane, you can understand why that number of missing is now staggering. abc's marcus moore there again tonight.
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>> reporter: we saw the images. that storm surge pounding so many homes. nine people helpless inside this one in abaco, watching the windows break. the category 5 winds blowing through the living room. and when the eye passed over, this group made their escape inside this car. but the fear tonight is that so many did not. some possibly swept out to sea. the bahamian government tonight declaring 02,500 missing after hurricane dorian obliterated parts of the bahamas. government officials now cross checking those names against lists of those who evacuated or went to shelters, as they try to te,were ives werorm. she told us she lost four friends, and plans to live here as long as she's allowed. it's unclear how longwi tay say
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staying until the job is done.c. marcus, thank you. we turn next to a developing headline. the opioid crisis in america and tonight, a source now telling us purdue pharma, the maker of oxycontin, has reached a tentative deal to settle thousands of lawsuits, it could involve billions of dollars. and here's abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: tonight, purdue pharma, the maker of oxycontin, reaching a tentative deal with more than 20 states and 2,000 local governments to settle claims over the nation's deadly opioid epidemic. a source close to the negotiations tells abc news the pharma giant will pay up to $12 billion, including $3 billion from the sackler family. the majority of the settlement is expected to go to treatment, rehab and anti-overdose measures. the deal stipulates purdue pharma would declare bankruptcy, but the company will continue to sell okay sin contin. >>, so, let's get to rebecca
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jarvis tonight. and many states are coming out against this deal tonight. >> reporter: that's right, david. the opioid crisis, according to the cdc, cost the u.s. $78 billion a year. and attorneys general in a number of states tonight, including new york, connecticut, pennsylvania and massachusetts have come out against the deal, saying it doesn't go far enough and that purdue pharma needs to admit wrongdoing, david. >> rebecca jarvis, i know you'll continue to follow it. next, a guilty verdict for the chinese businesswoman allegededly going to the property of mar-a-lago. president trump was staying at the time but was off playing golf. she faces up to six years in prison. overseas tonight, the allegation, the new prime minister, boris johnson, might have lied to the queen. a scottish court ruling he might not have been truthful in explaining why he wanted to suspend parliament for five weeks, claiming he wanted to introduce a new legislative
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>> bang, bang. the lights would go out, come back on. and it was like, this is strange. >> so i just started yelling, "there's fire! fire right engine." >> reporter: it's called a compressor stall. the damaged engine still working, in essence backfiring with excess fuel. passengers worried whether they would make it back to abbotsford, canada, tuesday. >> i started texting my mom, i was like, "hey, something's wrong with the airplane." i was like, "i love you." >> reporter: once on the ground, mechanics taking a close look at the engine on that jet, oured by swoop, an ultra low cost carrier. bird strikes can be dangerous, and they're not unusual. worldwide, there are an average of 40 every day. david? >> david kerley. thank you. when we come back, the major recall from gm. nearly 3.5 million vehicles. concern about the on this that deadly cargo plane crash in the heartland. and news tonight about that 5-year-old girl nearly struck while getting off the school bus. and what police are now saying about the driver. the index is next. ave postmenopl osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture
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to the index of other news tonight. the deadly cargo plane crash in toledo, ohio. authorities say two people onboard were killed. the plane flying from memphis, crashing near the airport while
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trying to land, bursting into flames in a parking lot. the cause is still under investigation. and this scare at the airport in boca raton, florida. two people injured when they small plan crashed shortly after takeoff, skidding past the hangars. the pilot reported a problem before trying to return to the airport. the driver arrested tonight for a frightening close call in houston. 5-year-old melina ky a car while stepping off a school bus. there was for the first time ever on the bus. her mother posting the images online. the driver is now charged with reckless driving. houston officers citing more than 1,000 drivers for school safety violations since just the start of the school year this year. gm issuing a major recall tonight. the company warning about a possible problem with power assisted brakes affected 3.4 million pickups and suvs. >> the distance needed to stop may increase as the brakes get older. the recall includes six models including some chevy silver brad does, gmc sierra pickups and cadillac escalades. and we do have a passing to tonight here in texas tonight.
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final wli tonight heeshg, across the country today, a nation paused to remember. it's difficult to believe it's been 18 years since 9/11. the images seared in all of our memories. and the pain and loss for so many families still there today. it's been 18 the horror played out on that clear september morning, 9/11. and every year, we as a nation pause to remember. at the flight 93 national memorial in shanksville, pennsylvania, a mother touches her son's name. at the 9/11 memorial in new york city, this woman remembering her cousin, robert horohoe jr. and every year, the bels ls at
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8:46, when the first plane hit. and it never gets easier. the names. >> my aunt, for whom i named my daughter after -- i love you you forever. we miss you infinitely and our lives have never been the same. >> my father, firefighter martin nicholas demaio, hazmat company one. we miss you, we love you and we know that you're proud of us. >> and then, there was this. last week, nearly 18 years after the planes hit, firefighter michael hobbs remains were identified. this was the wake for him in 2002, his wife erika, his son michael just 3 years old at the time, wearing a fire helmet. and now, with those remains 18 years later, his family again. his daughter, kiersten, his widow, his son michael right there again. he's now 21 and in uniform, an
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absoluting. he's a corporal in the marines. the firefighters presenting michael with his father's helmet. l of the families forever a changed by 9/11. we remember all of those who were lost on 9/11 and we honor their families. thank you for watching here on a wednesday night. the democratic debate with all the leading candidates all on one stage right here tomorrow night. i'll see you then. good night.
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>> we simp laly have to remove these attractive products from the marketplace. >> the federal government now set to jump into the vaping emergency. the president today saying he's. >> i'mdaets. amid a ofeas and illnesses. at least six people have died and 450 people have gotten sick in 33 states. eric thomas is live with the latest for us. >> this wouldn't apply to all vaping products. it would apply to flavored tobacco products with sweet or fruity flavors. the kind kids are attracted to. word of the ban came straight out of the oval office today during a meeting between president trump and top federal health officials. >> vaping has become a very big business, but we can't allow
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people to get sick, and we can't have our youth be so affected. >> the data just shows the kids are fo attractive flavored products from the marketplace. >> health and human services says they are several weeks away from announcing a new policy, one that would leave tobacco flavors products on the shelves but force manufacturers to stop shipping flavors like mint, bubble com, and others that appeal to young people, like college stu ended up in the icu. >> it's horrible for you and i came close to death and i'm lucky. >> san francisco already banned flavored e-cigarette products. gary knight agrees with it if it keeps kids from vaping, but he worries about a slippery slope. >> started one thing to the next to the next. and i just don't think that banning cigarettes altogether
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