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test test test test test test test test test welcome to "w tonight." breaking news. the midair scare at 30,000 feet. a southwest flight bound for orlando making an emergency landing. the cabin losing pressure. one of the plane's two engines torn away. the hunt for the suspects who killed a young mother walking with her daughter on the streets of chicago. the victim, the cousin of an nba star. dwyane wade's message tonight. donald trump under fire for his response to that tragedy from the very voters he's desperately trying to win over. >> it can't get any worse. what do you have to lose? >> now hillary clinton under fire too. tonight an abc news exclusive, the new e-mails. did her top aides give favors to donors. protest on the field.
seated during the national anthem. tonight he's speaking out and what he says he's standing for by not standing at all. and the tow truck companies accused of setting traps to snag your car. owners stranded until they pay up. could this happen to you? good evening and thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm cecelia vega. we begin with the scare at 30,000 feet. an engine ripped off a plane. shortly after takeoff. the passenger jet coming in for an emergency landing. the southwest flight from new orleans to orlando, more than 100 people onboard. these images just coming in. terrified passengers saying they heard a loud boom. the pilot reading the emergency checklist. passengers forced to put on their masks as the cabin lost pressure. the investigation is under way at this hour. abc's adrienne bankert starts us off. >> reporter: tonight an in-air emergency. the southwest jet losing one of
>> engine failure. >> reporter: the pilot breathing heavily as they go through the checklist. >> disengaged. apercented engine confirmed. >> reporter: this image showing the engine ripped apart is what the 99 passengers saw as they looked out their window. >> we heard a loud boom. sounded like a tire blowing and we started smelling smoke. >> reporter: oxygen masks deploying. that's passenger stephanie and her husband michael putting theirs on. >> the children were screaming and crying. >> reporter: flight data shows the plane above 30,000 feet descending more than 20,000 in eight minutes. >> my ears were popping pretty bad since we were going down pretty fast. >> reporter: the boeing 737 landing safely live in pensacola 30 minutes after takeoff. >> this was not just any engine failure. this was an explosive event. this is very, very rare.
in this case, the engine actually threw a piece of metal into the cabin. and it was close to where somebody was sitting. somebody could have been killed. >> reporter: southwest saying they're cooperating with federal investigators. those passengers are saying that they're thankful for the pilot who kept them alive. cecelia. >> i'm sure they are. thank you. we'll turn to our other top story in chicago. nba superstar dwyane wade's cousin caught in a cross-fire the young mother gunned down while pushing her baby in a stroller. that city wracked by violence on the same day three others killed. at least 18 wounded. wade is speaking out saying enough is enough. abc's alex perez has the latest. >> reporter: chicago police questioning two people as they search for the gunman who killed the cousin of nba superstar dwyane wade. >> we got a female shot. >> reporter: a mother of four had just finished registering her kids at school friday afternoon.
pushing her daughter in a stroller when she was gunned down. >> our victim is an innocent party to this senseless shooting. >> reporter: wade's mother comforting her mom. >> i believe it's senseless. >> reporter: wade has long spoken out against gun violence at the espys earlier this year -- >> it has to stop. enough. enough is enough. >> reporter: and saying this at an espn town hall one day before his cousin was killed. >> it's deep rooted. this is something that didn't start today and not going to end tomorrow. >> reporter: wade tweeting another act of senseless gun violence, four kids lost their mom for no reason and using the #enoughisenough. the windy city coping with gun violence. 2,739 shootings this year, an average of 11 people shot every day. murders up a staggering 48%.
of weeks old. the loved ones plan to hold a prayer service for the family tomorrow. cecelia. >> thank you. that tragedy in chicago is making its way on to the campaign trail. donald trump facing instant backlash for using the deadly shooting to appeal to african-american voters tweeting they will vote for him. abc's david wright from iowa. >> just yesterday the cousin of nba star dwyane wade, a great guy, dwyane wade, was the victim >> reporter: today in iowa donald trump cited the chicago shooting as a tragic example of what's gone wrong in american cities. >> i'm running to offer a better future to the citizens of detroit, baltimore, chicago, all across this great land, inner city and outer city. >> reporter: all week long trump reaching out to black voters and mostly white rallies like this one where we didn't see any
>> vote for donald trump, i will fix it. what do you have to lose? it can't get any worse. >> reporter: trump didn't help his case first thing this morning by tweeting not to offer sympathy at first but to score political points. dwyane wade's cousin was shot and killed by walking her baby in chicago. just what i've been saying. african-americans will vote trump. only four hours after that tweet did he offer condolences. that initial tweet brought a firestorm of reaction from actor don cheadle to this voter who tweeted trump is a sick man this doesn't earn you african-american votes. the voters we spoke with were sympathetic to the way trump moderates his tone. what remains to be seen, how african-american voters will respond. they simply weren't here. cecelia. >> david thank you. hillary clinton today received her first national security
but that comes with now mounting questions tonight about her family's clinton foundation. abc news exclusive new e-mails show big donors hoping for big favors while she was secretary of state. devin dwyer has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton entering an fbi office today. no aides by her side for her first national security briefing as presidential candidate. a top secret sit-down lasting more than two hours. the meeting comes as clinton faces new questions about the clinton foundation. whether top donors receive special treatment while she was secretary of state. abc news has obtained these e-mails between then top foundation official doug band and clinton's inner circle. documents obtained by citizens united. in one exchange, a request from the foundation for invitations to a state lunch with the chinese president. on the list executives from three groups that donated millions to the foundation.
requesting that one of the guests be seated at vice president biden's table. clinton top aide huma abedin replied i'll ask. in another exchange abedin is asked to pass on a message to the ambassador on behalf of a great friend and supporter of the clinton foundation. that big supporter donated more than $1 million. abedin passes on the message also writing no need for action. donald trump has been pouncing. >> it's hard to tell where the clinton foundation ends and begins. >> reporter: both the clinton foundation and the state department denied donors got any special favors or influence. >> my work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. >> reporter: tonight the state department tells abc news it is not inappropriate to consider suggestions from outside groups. the clinton foundation says these e-mails are not related to its work. cecelia. >> thank you. abc's martha raddatz will have more tomorrow including chris christie on donald trump's
this is on "this week." overseas the death toll nearing 300 in italy. the country observing a day of mourning. funerals were held for 35 victims. the quake levels three towns. rescuers are searching through piles of debris. three days since the last survivor was found. back here at home with a major break in a murder case. stunning a small community many the south. police arresting a suspect for the stabbing death of two nuns in mississippi. the nuns dedicating their lives to helping the sick and the poor. abc's eva pilgrim on the mystery behind the motive. >> reporter: 46-year-old rodney sanders is behind bars for the murder of two nuns in mississippi charged with two counts of capital murder. the question remains, what led to this brutal crime? >> we're all in this together and we're going to find out what happened.
sister paula were found murdered in their homes thursday and their car found a mile away. margaret's sister saying she is devastated. >> i know they fought. i know they fought. the saddest part is they would have given him anything. and they had nothing. >> reporter: sanders just released from prison last december has a criminal history spanning three decades including felony dui and armed robbery. questions on a link to the nuns. according to the staff, he wasn't a patient and didn't attend the small church where the nuns led bible study for years. the two nuns seen here in a video. >> we just see patients and do what needs to be done. >> reporter: were both nurse practitioners. for more than 30 years they tirelessly served their community, one of the poorest in the country. the capital murder charge means sanders could face the death penalty. that is something prosecutors will have to decide. at a later date. cecelia. >> thank you.
flood emergency in the midwest. rushing waters sweeping through kansas city. missouri. forcing parts of the city to shut down. the flooding hitting so fast some drivers were rescued from the tops of their cars. here's rob marciano. >> reporter: the heartland drenched. missouri residents waking up to this. more than six inches of rain falling in the kansas city area overnight. >> downtown kc right now. >> reporter: weather service declaring a flash flood emergency. >> the cars are starting to float on the streets. >> reporter: this creek turning into a rushing river rising ten feet in 30 minutes. stranding residents. >> and i realized my wheels weren't on the ground. >> reporter: others needing rescued including two women. on top of this vehicle. that same system hitting storm weary indiana.
including an e-f 3 in kokomo. usually seeing just two tornadoes in all of august. >> rob is here with us for more. you have got your eye on some more storms moving in at this hour? >> reporter: we do. we have a line of severe thunderstorms rolling across ohio. wind gusts, 62 miles an hour, measured in toledo. damaging winds and moving quickly across the capital of columbus. to the tropics. storms rolling into louisiana and southeast texas. heavy rain. flood watch po and the tropical will get into the gulf of mexico. when it does that, it's got about a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone and a widespread of the computer models. into the pacific, tropical storm madeline will make a run at hawaii midweek as well. we'll get into prime time hurricane season. everybody that lives in those zones needs to be vigilant. >> turning to the nfl star at
before a big game, san francisco 49er quarterback colin kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem. abc's ron claiborne on why the star player says he's staying on the bench. >> reporter: it happened before the preseason game against the green bay packers friday night. san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick sitting alone surrounded by teammates as the national anthem was played. kaepernick explaining in an interview with nfl media i am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a coun that oppresses black people and people of color. to me this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. in a clear reference to police shootings of african-americans he added there were bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. nba stars lebron james and carmelo anthony at this year's espys have spoken out on these events. but kaepernick's actions carry
>> if you have personal feelings you keep it to yourself in in house. keep it in house. you don't do that. you know, it's defacing the flag. >> reporter: 20 years ago abdul ralph was suspended for refusing to stand for the national anthem. the nfl says kaepernick will not be disciplined and in a statement said players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem. kaepernick who is biracial did not say whether he would continue with his protest when the regular season starts. he says if his football career is over he stood up for what was right even if a lot of americans think otherwise. >> everybody watching him now. ron, thank you. much more ahead on "world news tonight." towed away. can tow truck companies be setting traps to haul away your car? the signs you need to look out for. plus the bridge that came crashi
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and finally tonight, a case of what would you do? a thief breaks into a coffee shop and steals thousands. how the owner responds, a lesson for all of us. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the bitter blow of a break-in. at this cafe in brooklyn, new york. >> it was between $2,800 to $3,000. >> turned into a lesson of forgiveness. >> it's just the way my religion teaches me. it's the way i was raised. >> instead of a police report, a different documentation. in front of coco grinder cafe on the same door the thief broke
>> i didn't check the cameras to see who you are. i would rather not know. >> reporter: the owner posting this letter addressed to the thief. >> if the money you stole was to better you and your family's living, then i forgive you. if it was stolen for you to go out there and ruin yourself and health, i still forgive you and ask of you to fix yourself. so maybe taking a different route. a forgiveness of mercy will probably send a more clear message to the person. >> reporter: after all the thief took, he says he still has more to give. if the thief comes back here and apologizes, what will you do? >> he's hired. he needs a job, he's hired. >> reporter: marci gonzalez, abc news, brooklyn, new york. >> thank you for watching. i'm cecelia vega, and
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