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making news in america this tuesday morning, the intense investigation of the bomb blast in new york and new jersey. the suspect in custody and not cooperating. agents collecting mountains of evidence about his past, the question, was anyone else involved in this plot? we're live. hillary clinton and donald trump are sparring over how to react to the attacks. what a new poll says about who americans trust more when it comes to fighting terrorism. growing anger over a traffic stop that turned deadly. the man who was shot was not armed. his twin sister speaking out. and new this morning, former president george h.w. bush could be about to break ranks when it comes to his vote for president. we have some comments that have american political dynasties
good morning, everyone, on this tuesday. plenty of questions this morning into what led to that 48-hour reign of terror in new york and new jersey. >> ahmad khan rahami is being held on $5 million bail after a fierce shoot-out in a new jersey neighborhood, and this morning authorities say he is not cooperating with investigators. >> the 28-year-old is recovering from several bullet wounds. police say he opened fire on them after theyou sleeping in the doorway of a bar and two officers were also injured in that shootout. investigators say rahami was directly linked to the weekend attacks on the jersey shore and the blast in manhattan that injured 29 people. >> anticipate he's now facing initial charges of attempted murder. abc's maggie rulli is live in new york with the latest. maggie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. the manhunt started right here in this manhattan neighborhood and took police all the way to a bar in new jersey where it ended
crossing two states, the search for the suspected serial bomber ends in gunfire. >> there's a guy shooting a gun. shots fired. >> reporter: unfolding just three hours after police sent a text alert and released an image of the suspect, 28-year-old ahmad khan rahami. the owner of this bar in linden, new jersey, sees a man sleeping in his hallway and calls police. the officer immediately recognizes the suspect. >> within a matter of seconds the suspect fired on him. >> reporter: rahami flees on foot with a gun in hand shooting officers pursue him. >> one with multiple shots. the officer's awake. >> reporter: the officers fire back bringing down rahami who is now recovering in the hospital. >> oh, man. it was wild. >> reporter: the takedown, 48 hours after the first device exploded on this new jersey boardwalk. then this powerful blast rocked a manhattan neighborhood. three hours later a pressure cooker is found just four blocks north and the next night five pipe bombs are found at this new jersey train station.
video surveillance and information gathered from that unexploded bomb led police to rahami. we now know rahami is a naturalized american citizen born in afghanistan. and the fbi found more bombs when they searched his apartment. officials also tell abc news that rahami traveled to afghanistan and pakistan telling authorities he had a wife in pakistan. >> if he has made frequent trips to afghanistan, then investigators, in particular the fbi, are going to have to figure out who he visited and what was the real purpose of his trip. >> reporter: authorities tell abc news that rahami is refusing to answer any questions or even give his name. right now they're digging into his life online and into that trip to afghanistan trying to find a motive and to figure out if he really was working alone. kendis and diane, still plenty of questions this morning. >> that's right. investigators trying to do their best to answer them as quickly as possible. abc's maggie rulli here in new
and so far here's what we do know about ahmad khan rahami. after emigrating to the u.s. as a child, he graduated from new jersey's edison high school in 2007. rahami attended junior college for a year then started working at his family's fried chicken restaurant in elizabeth, new jersey. friends say he was more religious after traveling to pakistan and his native afghanistan. authorities say they tracked rahami through fingerprints and the cell phone on the second manhattan device that did not explode. and this morning investigators are still trying to figure out whether just one person was responsible for the new york city bombing. >> again, the suspect in custody is not cooperating with investigators, but former fbi special agent in charge and abc news contributor steve gomez explained other places investigators might find some answers. >> they're going to be digging into a lot of this guy's background. they're going to be talking to the family, friends, neighbors
they are not going to leave any stone unturned because the bottom line is, you can't let somebody else be out there whether they were helping him develop the devices that exploded, whether they gave him some financial support or whatever it was, you got to figure out if there was somebody else involved. >> that's former fbi special agent steve gomez. the fbi also released new details about the stabbing spree at a mall in minnesota saying the suspect was likely a lone wolf. that's from investigators looking into saturday's attack in st. cloud which the fbi is calling a potential act of terror. that rampage.ere injured during the attacker was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer. had no known terror ties. well, in the wake of the attacks, the presidential candidates are looking to cast themselves as most qualified to lead the war on terror. a new poll giving a snapshot of who americans trust to handle terrorism. hillary clinton came in at 48% and donald trump at 45%. a virtual tie. now, trump repeated his calls for police profiling to stop more attacks. he mocked the fact the new york bombing suspect would get a
what he called room service and he blasted hillary clinton. >> has hillary clinton ever called people who support these practices deplorable and irredeemable? no. in many countries overseas nonbelievers face the death penalty. where is hillary's condemnation there? there is no condemnation. >> well, clinton is touting her national security credentials, she accused trump of using language that is a recruiting tool for isis saying his wor are giving aid and comfort to our adversaries. and clinton's campaign is also slamming donald trump jr. this morning over a tweet that used skittles to symbolize syrians. don jr. tweeted this image with the words, if you had a bowl of skittles and i told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? that's our syrian refugee problem. the clinton camp called the tweet disgusting.
politically correct agenda that doesn't put america first. the u.s. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to nearly 900 immigrants. some of the new citizens had pending deportation orders against them. all came from countries that pose security threats to the u.s. or neighboring countries. the errors were attributed mostly to missing or incomplete records. overseas dozens of people have been killed in sierra in the first hours after the u.s. brokered cease-fire ended. among the dead 12 people trying to deliver much needed food aid to aleppo. at least 18 trucks in the u.n. convoy were hit in an air strike believed to be carried out by the syrians or the russians. airports in costa rica are closed because of an erupting volcano sending a heavy ash cloud thousands of feet into the air. flights were canceled in san jose and at a smaller regional airport to the west. a possible political bombshell overnight. former president george h.w. bush said to be voting for hillary clinton. >> that's according to kathleen
kennedy. a spokesman for the 41st president says bush's vote is private and that he's not commenting on the presidential race. coming up, a recall that could affect what's hitting the breakfast table this morning. plus, the anger in tulsa over the fatal shooting of a black man by police. what city officials are saying now about that incident. and a new stubborn wildfire that's already torched thousands
dozens attended a nighttime vigil in oklahoma for the unarmed black man killed by police. the march through the streets of tulsa came hours after police released video of friday's shooting. >> it shows terence crutcher with his hands up at one point but then he appears to lower his hands placing them on his vehicle.
and hit by gunfire. police have not explained why the officers drew their weapons. >> i'm going to tell you right here and now there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect's vehicle. >> we asked for answers, and we clearly got it through the video, and we're truly devastated. >> the officer who fired the bullet at crutcher is now on paid leave. she is heard on police dispatch audio saying that he refused to show his hands. crutcher's family is calling for criminal charges. an ohio man suspected of killing three women is now being connected to two more murders. shawn grate is bei held on $1 million bail. now, yesterday he pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges. grate was captured last tuesday. police discovered two bodies at his home and say he led them to two more. now reports indicate that yesterday detectives recovered a fifth victim. fireworks are likely on capitol hill today when the ceo of wells fargo testifies. john stumpf is expected to
practice of selling customers' bank and credit card accounts they didn't authorize but he plans to tell the senate banking committee that there was no orchestrated effort or scheme to encourage unethical sales practices. some frightening moments for passengers on board a southwest airlines jet that blew a tire on takeoff at l.a.x. it was forced to make an emergency return to the airport there. passengers cheered and clapped once they were back on the ground. they were eventually placed on another plane to nashville. a suspected drunk driver is in custody after she allegedly struck two pedestrians on the hollywood walk of fame. now, police say the driver then smashed into a building. they say she tried to run but was caught a short time later. and when we come back, the guy in new jersey who helped catch a suspected bomber says don't call him a hero. and actor jim carrey vowing to fight a serious lawsuit and speaking out overnight. rnight.
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crews in central california are battling this fire which has burned more than 6,000 acres on vandenberg air force base. as you can see, that is a launchpad for rockets. the fire was about 6% contained. >> and drivers today will find wet roads south of vandenberg and in the southwest. driving could be slippery along the canadian border, as well. watch out for standing water on the roads on the southeastern coast. > phoenix. we want to update our top story right now because the man suspected of setting off bombs in new york and new jersey is facing initial counts of attempted murder with more charges to come. >> 28-year-old ahmad khan rahami is a naturalized u.s. citizen born in afghanistan. he's recovering after a dramatic gun battle with police in new jersey. he was found sleeping in the doorway of a bar by the owner who then alerted police. the bar owner talked to reporter michele charlesworth of our new york station wabc.
i go and confront people and i start yelling at them what the hell are you doing in front of my bar but today i don't know what happened. i just spokeo him nicely and it was my gut reaction. >> something told you to call the police. >> and this isn't the first time harry has tried to fight crime. three years ago he apparently threw hot oil an/would be robber. also new jersey the bridgegate trial is under way. federal prosecutors say governor chris christie knew about the lane closures at the george washington bridge despite his claims otherwise. now, two of governor's christie's top aides are on trial in connection with the scandal. they're accused of orchestrating gridlock to punish a local mayor for not endorsing the governor's re-election. christie has denied knowing about the plan. actor jim carrey is being sued for the wrongful death of his girlfriend who overdosed last year. >> carrey is filing back calling
attempt at exploiting him. abc's kayna whitworth has more. >> reporter: a bombshell wrongful death lawsuit leveled against one of hollywood's biggest stars claiming jim carrey is responsible for the overdose sue identify of his on and off girlfriend cathriona white. white seen here in early 2015. overdosing that september on prescription drugs. the coroner ruling it a suicide. now white's estranged husband is blaming carrey for the 30-year-old's death. according to court documents mark burton is claiming carrey used the bogus name arthur king to obtain and provide despite knowing that white was prone to suicide and depression. overnight the actor telling abc news, "cat's troubles were born long before i met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone's control." kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> we should mention that abc news legal analyst dan abrams will weigh in on this lawsuit coming up later on this morning on "good morning america." now to a recall that could affect something on your breakfast table.
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checking our top stories, bail is now set for $5 million for the suspected bomber wounded in a shoot-out with police. investigators say ahmad rahami is not cooperating. he's accused of detonating explosives in new york and new jersey. he's a naturalized u.s. citizen from afghanistan but friends say he became more religious after a trip to pakistan, but he didn't appear to be on the radar of law enforcement. president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly today for the final time as president. he'll focus on refugees telling world leaders they need to help families affected by war. and looking at today's weather there is a chance of thunderstorms for the southwest and upper midwest. heavy rain is expected along the southern atlantic coast and all of florida. anfinally from us, after last week's drama that they had on "dancing with the stars," it was time to refocus on the performances. >> one couple is emerging as a
learn tonight that they're going home. here's kabc's george pennacchio. ? it's time to -- >> reporter: dressed in kermit green olympic gold medalist ryan lochte quickstepped to "the muppets show" theme song. last week he dealt with protesters. this week there was extra security in place just in case. did it give you a little extra confidence going out on the dance floor knowing there was some extra eyes on you? >> yeah, going -- knowing there was extra security and everything helped me out a lot but in the back of my mind, i was still like nervous. >> there was a little powwow before it all started and i saw that there were more security people. >> reporter: after two weeks of dancing, another olympic gold medalist, laurie hernandez, is in first place. >> to go home after gymnastics practice and watch the show and then turn around and be on it is just like mind blowing to me. >> reporter: adding up two weeks of dores and another athlete james hinchcliffe is in second place. >> natural dancing ability isn't
a hard worker and i'm a perfectionist and competitive, so being in this situation did a great challenge and i enjoy it. >> reporter: pointwise, the week's most improved dancer, terra jole. >> she's inspiring people that are scared to come out with any problem or insecurities to go out and do what they feel and do what they love. >> reporter: my statistics show maureen mccormick was tied for second with babyface for the week's most improved. >> i need to in my life every day, george pennacchio, tell me about these charts. >> reporter: former texas governor rick told me there is a big bonus to being on "dancing with the stars." >> when my daughter gets married in about three weeks, i won't embarrass her on the dance floor. how about that? i'm a winner all the way around. >> reporter: you'll see the first elimination of the season during tonight's results show. in hollywood, george pennacchio for abc news. >> could be anyone's guess on who goes home tonight. >> i know. >> we'll be watching, and that's what's making news in america this morning >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great tuesday and catch us on atmfans.com.
f0 it's 4:30. a local pastor accused of the unthinkable. the church where he works is speaking out. muslims, get out, that is the message from one man after the mall attack in minnesota. sparking outrage, did poli kill a man with his hands up in the air? first here at home, a your drinking water may not be safe to drink if you live in boulder. >> the treatment facility sent sediment into the water that may have your water looking cloudy. >> crews say you shouldn't drink the water in boulder until it runs clear. also, the rabbit mountain wildfire is going on.