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welcome to "world news tonight." donald trump intensifying his conspiracy claims. saying the election will be rigged, that the media is plotting against him, even accusing "saturday night live" of a hit job. this, as he faces another allegation of sexual harassment. while questions are mounting for hillary clinton over new wikileaks. over the ee. a pickup truck plunges 60 feet from a california overpass, slamming into a motorcycle festival, killing four. what we've now learned about the driver. double threat. the powerful storm lashing the west coast. from san francisco to seattle, hurricane force wind gusts. and one wildfire's path of destruction. home takeover. a woman brought in to help moves in and won't move out. now the legal trouble.
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and, freeway shooter. a gunman firing at random cars on the interstate. one woman struck and killed. plus, the moment a k9 helped police take the suspect down. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with the 23-day sprint to election day. and donald trump sharpening a new line of attack. a brand-new abc news/washington post poll showing hillary clinton with a four-point advantage over trump, but that's within the margin of error. the poll also shows enthusiasm for trump fading, and two-thirds of registered voters rejecting his claim that he did not make unwanted sexual advances to women. trump firing off a tweet storm with his latest attack that the
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and clinton's campaign facing some tough questions. after a ninth day of wikileaks e-mails. more on that in a moment. but we begin with mary bruce, covering the trump campaign. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump is lashing out. saying the election can't be trusted. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect hillary clinton as president. >> reporter: without evidence, trump is increasingly saying he's the victim of a conspiracy. in less than 48 hours, trump claiming a rigged election more than 20 times, even suggesting "saturday night live" is in on it. tweeting, time to retire, boring and unfunny show. alec baldwin portrayal stinks. media rigging election. some trump supporters are already bracing for a fight. >> i'll do everything in my
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>> reporter: trump's running mate trying to reassure the public. >> i'm ready for a revolution, because we can't have her in. >> reporter: trump's running mate tried to reassure the public. but the clinton campaign says trump is using scorched earth scare tactics. >> he knows he's losing. >> reporter: trump is ramping up his attacks as more women accuse him of sexual misconduct. kathy heller saying that trump kissed her without consent at a mother's day event. trump's ca allegation, saying it would have been the talk of palm beach for the past two decades. >> false stories, all made up. lies. lies. >> reporter: trump going after his accusers, like jessica leeds. who says in the '80s, trump groped her for 15 minutes on a plane. a claim he's mocked. >> 15 minutes? with the ladies in this place, it would be one second, and it would be smack.
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>> reporter: and with the final debate just three days away, trump has a new unfounded theory. clinton may be on drugs. >> i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. i do. because i don't know what's going on with her. but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. >> reporter: and tom, despite the controversy, our new poll shows trump supporters are sticking with him, but their enthusiasm is waning, down 12 points since last month. >> tom? >> mary, thank you. meantime, hillary clinton holed up with her debate prep team. the third and final showdown wednesday night. but the campaign also facing questions in e-mails revealed after more than a week of wikileaks. here's devin dwyer. >> reporter: tonight, hillary
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prepare for this week's final debate. no public events scheduled for five days. this, as wikileaks released hundreds of e-mails believed stolen from john podesta's account. the daily drip becoming a rolling october surprise. one podesta e-mail claims to include transcripts of private speeches clinton gave to goldman sachs. critics show clinton's tough talk about wall street is public is a lot less tough in private when paid a $225,000 speaking fee. clinton appears to have told goldman bankers in 2015, there's nothing magic about regulations. too much is bad, too little is bad. while there's no bombshell, in
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frustration with clinton's inability to do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse or regret about her e-mail server. >> that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: in another, an advisor suggests a joke, saying, laugh at yourself. a highly-scripted campaign parodied on "snl." >> let me start by walking over to you, just as i practiced. right, left, right, left, right, left. plant, speak. >> reporter: campaign won't confirm or deny the veracity of the e-mails posted by wikileaks. a spokesman calls the alleged hack and release a crime reminiscent of watergate. and challenges donald trump to condemn it. >> devin, thank you. and the third and final presidential debate, this wednesday at 9:00 p.m. eastern, with complete coverage right here on abc.
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details about the driver in a frightening accident. a pickup trunk plunging from an overpass over a motorcycle festiv festival. this driver somehow survived but as eva pilgrim reports, he's now in trouble with the law. >> reporter: tonight, the driver of this demolished pickup truck, a member of the u.s. navy, charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and dui. >> it almost sounded like gunfire, and then you see the vehicle come down. >> the vehicle is on its side, and is going to roll back over. so we need fire to come brace the car. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows the chaos and panic at a crowded fair in san diego after that truck flew off a bridge and plunged 60 feet onto a vendor at a packed motorcycle festival. >> when they arrived, they did find the vehicle on its side and on top of four individuals. >> reporter: police officers and firefighters rushing to help the nine injured. authorities say the driver, 24-year-old richard anthony sepolio, seen
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was under the influence when he lost control. >> there's no other thought but what you see, somebody's got to be dead. >> reporter: sepolio survived the crash and is in the hospital with serious injuries. he has not yet entered a plea. this crash could have been even worse. the truck came to a stop just feet from a stage where a band was playing. no word on how the injured are doing tonight. tom? >> eva, thank you. daughter of an american olympian was killed in an early-morning shooting. trinity gay, the 15-year-old daughter of sprinter tyson gay, killed in a shooting. it remains under investigation tonight. overseas to iraq, where an all-out assault to take back mosul is imminent. the country's second largest
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the terror group. alex marquardt, reporting from the front lines tonight. >> reporter: battered humvees and trucks full of soldiers rolling out, as tonight iraq braces for an all-out battle with isis that could begin within hours. some 30,000 troops are massing around mosul, backed by u.s. special forces advisors on the ground and american jets carrying out airstrikes. isis has held the city for over two years and is digging in to defend its biggest prize. burning oil and tires for cover, digging tunnels and setting booby traps for the advancing forces. today, we visited a base overlooking the frontline. the kurdish forces there manning a post, face-to-face with the enemy. this base is the closest one to the isis positions in this area. in fact, we can see an isis flag on the next ridge over, just under a mile away. it routinely comes under mortar and sniper fire. these fighters have lost friends here. and they tell us they are impatient for this battle for mosul to g under way. including farhang, who didn't want his face shown for security reasons. he left a life in canada to
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>> isis is probably one of the worst terrorist organizations we have ever seen, in history i think, probably. and i think it's very important for everybody that can do something to stand up and fight back. >> reporter: the iraqi military has dropped leaflets on mosul telling residents to stay away from isis positions. around 1 million people are expected to flee the fighting in what the u.n. says may be the biggest humanitarian crisis this year. tom? >> alex, thank you. meantime, more hostile activity involving a u.s. w warship off the coast of yemen. the navy destroyer uss mason firing, the navy is reviewing the incident, coming days after the u.s. military launched retaliatory strikes which knocked out three radar sites in yemen. back here at home, to some dangerous weather out west. a powerful storm lashing the
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to the canadian border. knocking down trees and knocking out power. and then in nevada, a fire destroying 22 homes. and threatening 500 more structures. rob marciano with the forecast in minutes. but first, neal karlinsky reports from the storm zone. >> reporter: the winds so strong, this man leaning into the blast of sand. gusts approaching 60 miles per hour. the powerful storm packing a one-two punch of drenching rains and strong winds from seattle to po olympia, washington, smashed when a tree blew on top of it. >> we all stood up like, "what's that noise?" and then it just crashed. crashed right through the house. >> reporter: in portland, flash flooding swamped cars. one man forced to climb out his window to escape. >> i didn't realize it was going to be waist-high. so i was pretty scared. >> reporter: again and again though, it was the wind wreaking havoc over two days of storms, bringing down trees on top of cars, across roads and power lines. elsewhere in the west, it's
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red flag warnings stretch from new mexico to south dakota right now, including parts of eight states. the wind-driven wildfire north of carson city, nevada, has already destroyed 22 homes and continues to threaten hundreds more. this man evacuated along with his pets. >> went outside and could see flames in the distance to the south of me. >> reporter: but tonight, here in the northwest, the cleanup is on. and a big sigh of relief, too. this storm, predicted to be historic, wasn't nearly as bad as feared. tom? >> neal, thank you. >> i want to bring in rob marciano, the west still getting pounded, though. >> yes, the jet stream that powered the storms is still hitting the west coast. windy in california, rain showers getting down to southern california as well. but more heavy rain for the
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and the winds, critical fire danger. red flag warnings from rapid city to amarillo. and tomorrow, look for a high of 90 in dallas, 82 in d.c. and into the 80s in new york. hard to believe it's the middle of october. >> rob, thank you. turning now to a deadly crime spree in las vegas. beginning with random shots ringing out on a busy freeway, and ending with a tense claiborne. >> we do have two victims. >> reporter: a shooting rampage on interstate 15 in the middle of las vegas. reports of a gunman driving down the highway, opening fire on other cars. bullets hit three vehicles, including one with a husband and wife inside, causing them to crash into a road barrier. that woman, 48-year-old tracy donahue, killed. her husband injured. two more people were also hurt. >> totally random. unrelated. i don't know why he would shoot at all these vehicles. >> reporter: the alleged gunman, 27-year-old kenneth mcdonald,
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>> i seen a guy walking toward me and he had two guns in his hands. >> reporter: inside the store, police say he tried to sexually assault a woman. >> we need a rifle team on the southeast side of the business. >> reporter: police officers confronting mcdonald outside the store. the standoff caught on camera. when mcdonald refused to surrender, the police dog takes him down as officers swoop in to make the arrest. mcdonald has been charged with murder and attempted murder. police say they have no idea why he allegedly began shooting on the freeway. >> ron, thank you. there's much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. coming up, when the caretaker you hired takes over your home. words of warning for every family. and, the deadly accident on the water. the stunning video, the speedboat soaring out of
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fire crews are struggling to fight the freeman fire in dry and warm weather conditions. it continues to grow. it is nearly 300 acres after it started yesterday afternoon near meredith. the buyer is 0% contained, but crews hope for progress by later tonight.
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gorgeous weather comes with a price. this isn't the only qualifier with same. russell hawthorne joins us live. at least one fire department is now taking the issue to voters and wants more money for the fire season? >>reporter: yes. by this time of the year we are typically in the clear. in fact, this whole area could be covered in snow. not the case this year as you can see by this massive burn scar, days ago and the fire danger still very real and very costly. this wildfire in parker just three da ago coming close to brian forwards home. >> as we drove closer i realized it was hell behind our house. >>reporter: firefighters say the extended damage is unprecedented. >> we haven't had any precipitation. it is october, but it is still

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