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tonight, the sprint to election day starts now. donald trump and hillary clinton barnstorming the battleground states. the rivals nearly crossing paths on a crowded ohio tarmac. their planes right next to each other. clinton calls in reinforcements, and trump reveals his strategy for the big debate. hermine's dangerous surf slamming into the east coast tonight. beaches shut down on this holiday weekend, costing businesses millions. now, a new hurricane on the horizon. president obama and vladimir putin in a face to face staredown. the president describing their blunt talk, but did they make a deal? a father's car stolen at a gas station. his twin daughters asleep in the backseat. tonight, his warning about turning your back, even for a
a famous ancient rock formation destroyed, toppled by tourists. now, the hunt to find them. good evening. i'm cecilia vega. david is on assignment. we begin this labor day with breaking news on the campaign trail and the all-out sprint to the election. hillary clinton on her brand new campaign plane for the first time. the candidate, who hasn't held a press conference in 275 days, late tay reporters, where she dismissed attacks about her health. today alone, clinton making as many campaign stops as she's made in the last two weeks combined. her team fanning out, too. running mate tim kaine, vice president joe biden, former president bill clinton, even her one-time foe, bernie sanders, all out in force today. it made for a crowded scene on
parked right there next to each other. donald trump making headlines tonight, too, saying he will attend all three debates. but we begin tonight with abc's david wright, leading us off in cleveland, with just 63 days to go until this election. >> reporter: tonight, as the final push begins, hillary clinton finally answered questions from her traveling press corps, including ones on russia, china and her health. >> are you concerned about conspiracy theories about your health and whether that will affect the election? >> i'm not concerned conspiracy theories. there are so many of them, i've lost track of them. >> reporter: today's question and answer session was her first in weeks. it took place aboard clinton's brand new campaign plane, a boeing 737 nicknamed "hill force one." clinton's slogan, "stronger together," emblazoned there on the side. >> hey, guys. welcome to our big plane. it's so exciting.
suggestion her time at the state department was tainted by conflict of interest with the clinton foundation. >> everything i did at the state department, i did in furtherance of america's interest and our security. the state department has said there's absolutely no evidence of any kind of external influence, and i know that to be the fact. >> reporter: clinton's campaign has more events scheduled today than they've had for the past two weeks. team clinton swarming the end zone in six states, including bernie sanders' first solo stops on clinton's behalf in new hampshire. >> there should be no doubt on anybody's mind as to whether hillary clinton is the superior candidate, because in every respect, she is. >> reporter: at a labor day picnic in cleveland, clinton was suddenly overcome by a coughing fit. >> every time i think about trump, i get allergic.
tweeted trump's campaign manager wryly. "finally spent a minute with them." >> and david wright joining us in cleveland. hillary clinton not letting up on donald trump's trip to mexico. she's accusing him now of choking on that big trip there? >> reporter: that's right, cecilia. clinton and her running mate, tim kaine, sat down with our friend david muir, and talked about the trip to mexico, saying he choked, calling -- saying he caused a diplomatic incident, by telling the mexican president one thg another, calling that irresponsible. cecilia? >> david wright leading us off tonight. thank you. and a reminder just how tight this race is, clinton now holds a six-point lead over donald trump, that's down from a ten-point lead in early august. and as both candidates know, it is the battleground states where this race will be won or lost. here's abc's mary bruce. >> build that wall! >> reporter: tonight, donald trump kicking off the final sprint of the campaign.
fair. >> we're going to bring jobs back to ohio. >> reporter: trump blitzing the key battleground state where latest polls show clinton with a slim lead. and on his way, a rare move for trump, inviting the press to tag along on his plane. the same day hillary clinton started traveling with her press corps. coincidence? >> is that what she's doing? >> yeah, she is. >> i didn't know that. >> reporter: trump taking questions on his immigration policy. >> i'm not ruling out anything. >> including a pathway to legal >> no. to become a citizen, you're going have to go out and come back in. >> reporter: but when pressed further, still not giving a clear answer. >> we're going to make that decision into the future. >> reporter: trump slamming clinton for ducking reporters, counting the days since her last press conference. >> she doesn't do press conferences. it's been almost 300 days. >> reporter: if hillary clinton held a press conference, what would you ask her? >> a lot of questions to ask. >> reporter: he'll have his chance later this month.
>> reporter: trump confirming he will attend all three high-stakes debates. >> as of this moment, yes. >> what could cause you to change your mind? >> hurricanes, natural disaster. no, i expect to do all three. >> reporter: and with just 63 days until the election, he's taking new shots at clinton. >> and she looks presidential, fellas? hillary clinton would be a disaster. >> and mary bruce joins us now from canfield, ohio. mary, donald trump today dropp some hints about how he's preparing for that debate, the first one in just three weeks. >> reporter: yeah, don't expect any traditional debate prep from donald trump. no mock sessions, no one playing clinton in rehearsals. today, trump expressing some concerns about possibly being overprepared. cecilia? >> okay, mary, thank you. and david muir will be right back here tomorrow night with two major interviews. david sitting down with hillary clinton and her running mate, tim kaine, as well as the republican ticket, donald trump and mike pence.
digital, and of course, on "world news tonight" tomorrow night. we do now want to turn to the extreme weather. hermine packing a punch off the east coast this labor day weekend. take a look at the high surf off rhode island. coastal flood threats and tropical storm warnings tonight along the coast of new england. in hermine's wake, at least two people killed, including the driver of this tractor trailer, blown over by a gust of wind on a north carolina bridge. and in florida, where he made landfall as a hurricane, tens of thousands of residents are still without power tonight. abc's ginger zee with the storm track in a moment, but first, abc's gio benitez on the jersey shore. >> reporter: tonight, winds from hermine still packing a punch in parts of the northeast. wcvb reporter david bienick, right there in cape cod, massachusetts. >> the wind is now whipping across the beach. waves are picking up. you can see that there's a no swimming ban in effect. but a surprising number of
>> reporter: royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" got caught in the rough waters. >> eating in the restaurant, dishes going all over the place. >> reporter: they got out of it safely. but on the shore, rough, dangerous surf. and lifeguards warn, it could be deadly. >> as soon as you get waist-deep, you're just getting swept down the beach, i mean, faster than i can run. >> reporter: and all of those businesses along the eastern coast? fire island already saying they've lost millions. and look at these empty beach chairs on the jersey shore. the beach it barren. and small businesses, like the gables hotel and restaurant, on long beach island, taking a hit worth tens of thousands. >> the phones were ringing like crazy and there was a mass exodus from the island. >> reporter: a mass exodus. >> mass exodus. >> reporter: and so, here you are, left with all of these open tables that would have otherwise been filled? >> i know. i know. and people miss their holiday. >> reporter: and cecilia, in the next few days, expect those dangerous rip currents and those
dunes. of course, they're going to need some repair for nor'easters in the fall and winter. cecilia? >> okay, gio, thank you. and i want to bring in abc's chief meteorologist ginger zee. you have been tracking this for so long, and it's not over yet. >> reporter: feels like forever. and, yes, we've been tracking this system for weeks, cecilia. so, let's look at it. hermine now, still a post-tropical cyclone, with max sustained winds of 70 miles an hour. so, still very strong. it will weaken as it keeps turning back towards eastern long island and parts of coastal connecticut, all the way through cape cod. and that's why we are still paying attention to this. because you pile on water for two, three days, and you are going to erode those beaches, major rip currents. and i wanted to show you this, because we actually will see some rain bands coming out of this. 20 to even 40-mile-per-hour gusts with it. and the shield of clouds makes it all the way back into parts of new jersey and southern new jersey. then, we go to the middle of the nation, we've had big issues with severe weather the last 24 hours. now flash flood warnings for minneapolis that include that severe storm watch overnight. a quick look, hurricane newton,
you. you're busy. ginger, thank you. see you on "gma" tomorrow. overseas now, where president obama has landed in laos for a historic visit. the stop comes on the heels of the g20 meeting in china, opening with controversy on the tarmac and ending with a diplomatic showdown with vladimir putin. abc's bob woodruff is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: today, tense moments on the sidelines of that summit. president obama face to face with russia's vladimir putin. >> the tone of our meetings are business-like. >> reporter: a 90-minute meeting, tackling everything from cyber security to a syrian cease-fire between russian-backed president al assad and u.s.-backed rebels. but so far, no deal. >> given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation. >> reporter: that meeting on the final day of a summit that kicked off with an awkward scene on the tarmac. chinese officials did not
staircase and red carpet reserved for world leaders. instead, president obama had to exit from small stairs at the belly of the plane. mr. obama is now in laos, where he was scheduled to meet with th canceling that meeting after the philippine president used a vulgar term, threatening to curse out president obama in person if he continued to question his state's controversial killing of drug suspects. >> clearly, he's a colorful guy. >> reporter: now, obama will be the very first american president to ever visit the country of laos, and he will be stepping up the u.s. commitment to removing tens of thousands of those cluster bombs that have been left in the ground after being dropped by the united states during the vietnam war. cecilia? >> okay, bob, thank you. and just 650 miles away from where president obama was in china today, an act of aggression from north korea. in a show of military force, kim jong-un firing off three missiles toward japan.
the white house promptly condemning what they described as a reckless act. and back home now, to that controversial quarterback and his national anthem protest. tonight, two high profile defenders coming to colin kaepernick's side. president obama weighing in, calling it the nfl star's constitutional right to kneel in protest. but it's what one female soccer star did on the field and what she's now saying off the field that is turning heads tonight. here's abc's kayna whitworth. quarterback colin kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem is gaining steam. even the president was asked about it. >> he's exercising his constitutional right to make a statement. i think there's a long history of sports figures doing so. >> rapinoe. shooting and it's deflected! >> reporter: u.s. women's national soccer team player megan rapinoe, kneeling before her game, calling it a nod to kaepernick's protest of racial injustice. saying, "being a gay american, i
the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties." how long do you plan on continuing to take a knee and will it be taking a knee? >> at this point, i think it will continue to be taking a knee. as far as how long this goes, i'm not sure. you know, i want -- i want to be able to affect change. >> reporter: support is growing for the embattled quarterback. the 49ers saying more kaepernick gear was sold last week than in the past eight months combined. >> he's receiving heavy boos here. >> reporter: one group voicing dissent. the santa clara police union saying they may not provide security for games because of his statements about police. now, the santa clara police chief says he has reminded his staff that kaepernick is just expressing his first amendment right, and that it's their job to uphold that and provide public safety. cecilia? >> kayna, thank you. next tonight, imagine the horror of watching a thief speed off with your car, your sleeping daughters in the backseat. it happened to one atlanta dad, as he was pumping gas.
>> reporter: georgia police tonight are looking for a thief and a carjacker, who is seen in a video from this gas station surveillance camera, stealing a car with two twin 1-year-olds inside. >> what, ten steps away from the car. obviously enough for him to get in the car and take off. >> reporter: their father, lester chaney, couldn't get his credit card to work at the pump, and he ran back to the car when he saw the thief. whoever stole it abandoned the car in this parking lot a quarter-mile away. 1-year-old mackenzie was still in her car seat in twin sister, nadia, was found here, near the bushes. these aren't the first kids kidnapped during a car theft. this mom in dallas ran to the car and ended up jumping on the hood. her daughter managed to get out. >> and the lady was like, who is that getting into your car? i turned around, he's already in the car, closed the door. >> reporter: in florida, another mother is seen on surveillance video, fighting off two armed men, allegedly trying to steal her car with her 1-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son inside. police say the girls here in atlanta slept through the whole
their father warns other parents tonight that it only takes a second, and that you should never leave your car running and unlocked, like he did. cecilia? >> good reminder. steve, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this mdaon sorry to tell you, but it is back to work tomorrow. and if you think the traffic on your way in is a pain, just wait until you find out how much your daily commute costs every year. and an ancient landmark toppled, crashing to the ground. why these hikers say they did it and why authorities now want to find them. and another milestone for serena williams, now topping every tennis player ever, man or
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tonigh tonight, a famous rock formation reduced to rubble in just seconds, and all it took was a push from some hikers. now, the hunt is on to find them. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: even the people who captured this video couldn't believe it. oregon's beloved pedestal rock formation, immortalized by visitors to the coast, toppled intentionally. >> they were just standing on top of the rubble of the rock, just, like, laughing, like, smiling, just giggling. >> reporter: park officials orig pieces and thought it must have collapsed naturally. but tonight, this video captured by two men flying a drone, tells a very different and troubling story. in it, you can clearly see a group of people working to knock over the famous formation, which was protected behind a fence. >> they basically told me themselves that it was a safety hazard, and that they did, like, the world or oregon, like, a favor, that they knocked it down. >> reporter: it's not the first
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you're looking at the congestion.. as thousands of visitors are leaving las vegas. 13 action news live at 6 - in 90 seconds. steve- tricia- double anchor: regular super: breaking news- finally tonight, he was a finally tonight, he was a librarian with a multimillion dollar secret, and he left it all to the place he loved the most. bob morin spent nearly half a century cataloging books here, inside the university of new hampshire library. >> he would co day in his 2003 honda, with over 100,000 miles. and he'd have his breakfast, consisted of a coke and maybe fritos. >> reporter: and he had a secret. he saved and invested nearly every dollar he earned. and it paid off, big time. >> he ended up with a little over $4 million. >> reporter: he left every cent of it to the university. >> i suspect everybody was
would not have expected that he was able to leave those kind of funds. >> reporter: this janitor from vermont had a similar secret. >> never had an idea of it at all. >> reporter: he played the stock market, leaving behind a $6 million fortune to a hospital and library. as for bob morin, his legacy is the kind of stuff you might read about in a novel, and it's now etched in stone at the very library where he made his fortune and made dreams come true. thank you for watching. i'm cecilia ve. interview from the campaign trail tomorrow. have a good night. a good night. s police custody. 13 action news reporter david
threat to society. lewis scott has a rule. "peterson motel." if his tenants at the peterson motel and apartments are fighting...he won't let them into the office. so when alonso perez came to the door with his girlfriend in july....the door stayed locked. 01:52:48 "i didn't want to let them in. i knew they had been arguing the last couple weeks." three security cameras caught the shocking thing that happened next. perez's gunshots were so unexpected..lewis thought they were firecrackers. 01:54:05 lewi for the glass flying and everything in here, i didn't really believe what was happening at the time." david schuman, peterson motel and apartments "lewis says nine shots in total were fired into his office, shattering this glass. bullets landed here, here and in the mailboxes behind the desk." 01:48:28 "this guy just has no regard for life at all." now...police are searching for perez --- again. they had him. north las vegas officers picked him up as a suspect in a murder last week.
handcuffs...escaped the detective bureau. no one's found him. 01:54:27 "anyone out there right now that he runs into, even if he's smiling, don't approach him." (those who've encountered him say this video should serve as a reminder to just how prone to violence alonso perez can be. near lake mead and nellis...david schuman..13 action news. well as we start wrapping up labor day... people are headed home and it's creating quite the mess at the state line. this is a live look right now can see a huge backup heading out of town into california. so naturally, we sent 13 action news reporter bryan callahan right into the mess in our livedrive... bryan, how's it looking? we're following a developing story off the western coast of mexico where tropical storm newton has now been upgraded to