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an armed rancher killed. others digging in. we're on the scene tonight. the abc news exclusive. we take you inside the jail, the urgent manhunt for three dangerous fugitives who escaped. one described as hannibal lecter. and just coming in, word of an air scare this evening. the american airlines flight, the crew stricken. passengers feeling faint. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night. and we begin with breaking developments in the race for 2016. donald trump saying he will not show up at the fox news debate and just moments ago, revealing what he will do instead. trump announcing he will hold his own event for veterans. members of trump's family will be attending with him. all of this comes after his heated feud with fox news and moderator megyn kelly. kelly not backing down, and what she's now saying tonight. and the big question this evening, will this help him, could it hurt him among iowa voters?
trump in the lead in iowa. abc's tom llamas leading us off from the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump in full renegade mode. predicting without him, no one will watch tomorrow's debate on fox news. >> they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. >> reporter: part of trump's problem? fox anchor and debate moderator, megyn kelly. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third-rate reporter. i think she, frankly, is not good at what she does, and i think they could do a lot better than megyn kelly. >> reporter: their bad blood started with this question at the first debate. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> no, it wasn't. for the record. it was well beyond rosie o'donnell. >> yes, i'm sure it was. >> reporter: as tomorrow's debate approached, trump hinted he might not go. >> do you really think she can be fair at a debate?
with this snarky statement -- "we learned from a secret back channel that the ayatollah and putin both intend to treat donald trump unfairly. trump has his own secret plan to replace the cabinet with his twitter followers." just hours later, at a news conference, trump's fury in full frame. the gop front-runner, eviscerat eviscerating fox news, kelly and her boss, roger ailes. >> when they sent out the wise guy press releases a little while ago, done by some pr person, along with roger ailes, i said, bye-bye. >> reporter: on her show, megyn kelly not backing down. >> the truth is, he doesn't get to control the media. >> reporter: even filmmaker, michael moore, a staunch liberal, siding with kelly and fox news. >> you have done something that jeb bush, chris christie, rubio, cruz, none of them have been able to do, which is to essentially brain him, make him run. >> would you move on from the trump situation?
tweeting -- "i refuse to call megyn kelly a bimbo because that would not be politically correct. instead, i will only call her a lightweight reporter." the kelly/trump relationship, a lot of love on display in 2011, when kelly interviewed trump about his plans to host his own candidates' forum. >> do you really think you're a better moderator than i am? that wouldn't even be close. you have done a great job, by the way, and i mean it. >> reporter: today, kelly saying she still thinks trump will show tomorrow. >> i'll be surprised if he doesn't come. i mean, i know he says he doesn't want to now. but i'll really be surprised. >> reporter: trump's closest rival, senator ted cruz, smelling blood in the water, saying trump's decision to skip the debate amounts to skipping out on a job interview with iowa voters. >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> reporter: the texas senator now challenging trump to debate him one-on-one.
lincoln/douglas. mano a mano. donald and me. >> reporter: trump tweeting, "okay. can we do it in canada?" >> and tom llamas with us live from iowa tonight. tom, a lot of talk, would there be an empty podium tomorrow night? fox news now saying they will remove it. but you've been talking to the trump campaign. are they at all worried that this could hurt them by not showing up? >> reporter: no, david, they're not. the trump campaign is confident that their supporters will understand why donald trump had to make this decision. the campaign says that trump wrote the book, "the art of the deal," and this debate was a bad deal. that said, he is taking more heat tonight. senator john mccain tonight critical of the event that trump is hosting in place of the debate, saying, "i wish he were not using a veterans' event as a way to further his own political agenda." david? >> tom llamas leading us off again tonight. tom, thank you. and we just five days to iowa, the republicans not the only ones with a debate controversy on their hands tonight. on the democratic side, a push for a new debate right before new hampshire.
he's in. hillary clinton's camp says she's in if bernie is. but bernie sanders, who met today with president obama at the white house, his answer? he's considering it. and look at this tonight. the new poll showing sanders edging out clinton in iowa. last night's poll had clinton barely ahead. which proves this evening what the campaigns already know -- this is all about turnout. and here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: a rare break from the campaign trail for bernie sanders. for a meeting with the guy he wants to replace. >> the president and i discussed this morning a number of issues. foreign policy issues. domestic issues. occasionally a little bit of politics. >> reporter: the meeting comes seemed to tilt toward hillary clinton in an interview with politico. start here day one more experience than any non-vice president has ever been who aspires to this office.
as an endorsement, but sanders dismissed suggestions that he's leaning toward his former secretary of state. >> i think he and the vice president have tried to be fair and even-handed in the process. >> reporter: but as the race tightens, clinton is playing the obama card. >> i don't think president obama gets the credit he deserves. >> reporter: campaigning at a bowling alley in adel, iowa, mrs. clinton took time to sign an excuse letter for this high school student. >> oh, i will sign it. that is so cute. >> reporter: but even here, there are signs of bernie sanders' rise. this woman, a hillary supporter, says she may jump ship. so, what's the chance that you change your mind on monday night? it could happen? >> 51 to 49. >> she'll be getting a call after that interview tonight. jon karl also live in iowa. jon, how likely is it there's going to be another democratic debate right before new hampshire? >> reporter: well, i think it's going to happen, david. the bernie sanders campaign
they say that they want to have more debates. and i've got to say, it is a real sign of how concerned hillary clinton is about bernie sanders' rise, that she's the one now first agreeing to an added debate. >> that she'd be willing to debate again. all right, jon karl live with us, as well. jon, thank you. we're going to turn in the meantime to the extreme weather at this hour. florida taking a beating. multiple tornadoes reported in broward county, including an ef-1. winds up to 100 miles per hour. dramatic images, the moment of impact at this college. a tractor trailer flipping over. cars piled on top of one another. people hiding beneath underpasses. a woman inside her car as it was thrown across the highway. authorities saying tonight it is a miracle that no one died. and abc's phillip mena is on the scene. >> reporter: tornado warnings just after 9:00 a.m. >> why don't we get under the bridge, kyle? >> reporter: kyle mcafee and his father in their truck, caught in the middle of it. >> we're in the tornado. >> reporter: nowhere to go. taking refuge under this overpass. winds up to 100 miles an hour,
campus nearby. >> there was, like, a tidal wave of clouds and water. >> reporter: this was the scene when it was over. a car dropped on top of another. this truck flipped on its side. roofs shredded off buildings nearby. trees downed. >> i seen that tree just snap like it was a toothpick. i'm still shaken up, i mean, i didn't even know which way to go. >> reporter: back on that highway, this car lifted right up from the southbound lane, landing northbound. the driver still inside. >> that was the one minor injury that we had. so, we're very fortunate. >> reporter: and david, you can see what the storm did to this gated community. trees ripped out of the ground, and that roof behind me, partially blown off. and david, tonight, families here are bracing for more severe weather. >> more severe weather in southern florida on tap. phillip, thank you. also tonight, we are following a developing headline, a midair mystery onboard an eaded from london to los angeles, turning back, making an emergency landing when a flight
and crew suddenly feeling faint. abc's david kerley covers aviation for us. >> reporter: with a flight attendant collapsing in the aisle, then other crew members and passengers falling ill, the l.a.-bound american airlines flight returned to london to flashing lights and emergency vehicles. members of the band race the horizon were onboard. >> she just literally fainted. she just stumbled literally within touching distance of me. it was crazy. i've never witnessed anything like that. >> reporter: that's when the others started falling ill around the band member. american airlines says two passengers complained, and london officials say four crew members were lightheaded. all were released. london firefighters checked the inside of that aircraft, also, the luggage was taken off the boeing 777. no detection of a hazardous substance, so, david, it's still a mystery why those people became lightheaded on that flight. david? >> all right, david kerley with us tonight. thank you, david. we move on now to oregon, and to a deadly showdown after a nearly month-long standoff with armed militia, taking over a federal building there.
an intersection. one dead, eight arrested. the suspects in court late today. and late word coming in tonight that the group's leader is now urging the remaining protesters who are digging in to go home. abc's neal karlinsky on the scene. >> reporter: tonight, the traffic stop that ended with eight oregon militants in custody and one shot dead is being seen as a rallying cry. >> i'm disgusted. i'm heartbroken. that was a wonderful man. >> reporter: lavoy finicum was one of the group's most vocal leaders. at once armed and easygoing. relatives claim he was murdered in cold blood with his hands in the air. his picture spreading online as a hero in the patriot movement. police will say little about the traffic stop in which occupation leaders can been seen handcuffed on the ground. at some point, one militia member was wounded and finicum was shot and killed. at least one alleged witness saying finicum charged at police. >> there doesn't have to be bloodshed in our community.
40 or so inside the compound have dug in. but with their leader tonight asking them to back down, will they? >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it, so, it depends on what you believe. >> reporter: the eight arrested face serious federal charges, but the bigger question tonight is whether still more force will be used to end this occupation once and for all. >> neal karlinsky in oregon for us. we have breaking news now on that manhunt in california. arrests made late today in the case of those three fugitives on the run, considered dangerous after breaking free. tying bed sheets to rappel down the building. the reward had been quadrupled. and abc's kayna whitworth with late developments, coming in now. >> reporter: tonight, abc news, the first inside the maximum security prison, learning of arrests in the investigation into the dangerous inmate escape in orange county. the arrests not of the suspects themselves. and are these people that the
>> yes. >> reporter: here's the roof where authorities say they cut through barbed wire and rappelled down, using that rope made from bed sheets. court documents obtained by abc news shedding new light on the elaborate escape. >> obviously was calculating a way to get out of this jail, now that we've seen what has happened. >> reporter: authorities say they sawed through a door to the plumbing system. then fashioned a rope sling so they could pull themselves up into the ventilation tunnels. how it happened without being noticed? still unexplained. hossein nayeri's alleged crimes of attempted murder and torture, well documented. jonathan teiu and bac duong accused of murder and attempted murder, both with strong gang ties. david, the sheriff told me that when this jail was built 50 years ago, it housed mainly lesser criminals. today, 70% of the inmates are accused of felonies. david? >> kayna whitworth on the case again tonight. now, to the backlash against walmart this evening. we reported here they are now closing more than 100 stores
evening, the families in one town saying walmart forced other businesses out and now they're leaving? abc's steve osunsami in north carolina. >> reporter: in the tiny coastal town of oriental, north carolina, they feel cheated by walmart. >> they don't care about rural america. >> the town depended on us. >> reporter: renee ireland smith took us to what's left of her family's grocery store that was forced to close in october after 45 years, because it couldn't compete with walmart's everyday low prices. she learned just two weeks ago that the walmart here is closing, too. >> we were fine as a town before they got here. but now we're broken. >> reporter: her anger is shared across america. 269 stores are closing for business reasons. more than 100 of them in our nation's smallest communities. that now have no nearby grocery stores or pharmacies. in fairfield, alabama, city leaders wonder how they'll pay the bills. the walmart was 35% of the tax base.
any city when they come into that neighborhood and they tend to drive that little boy out of business all the time. >> reporter: the retailer says that even with today's action, walmart will continue to invest in its future. with plans to open more than 300 stores worldwide over the coming year. but only half of those new stores will be here in the u.s. this one closes tomorrow. david? >> steve, thank you. now, to indiana tonight. the investigation under way into the deadly school bus accident that killed a beloved principal of 22 years. susan jordan was hit by the bus while saving the lives of students, pushing them out of harm's way. the bus jumping the curb in front of the elementary school tuesday. two children were hurt. police so far finding no evidence of mechanical problems with that bus. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. new details coming in about the young american nanny killed overseas. also, the explosion today. this truck in an american neighborhood. pieces of the garbage truck
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