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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the death toll rising from flash floods, several others still missing right now. water washing away vehicles in an instant. raging wildfire, picking up the pieces. firefighters still on the front lines as the blazes burn out of control plus a group of people and pets alive after staying submerged in a pool. flight diverted. a pilot with an alarming request at 30,000 feet asking people to restrain an unruly passenger. a new season of salsa and sam ba. the season premiere of "dancing with the stars," bindi irwin charm, paula deen's debut and gary busey. >> we say good tuesday morning. we get started with that
breaking news taking place on the utah/arizona border where eight people are dead and five still missing swept away in a surprise wave of flash flooding. >> emergency officials in the sister towns of hildale and colorado city say a van and suv carry 16 women and children were swamped by a wall of water that washed them downstream. three managed to survive. >> it was triggered by heavy rains falling in canyons north of those two towns. power and water service still out in much of that area. taking a look at the radar you see it stretching north. some of these storms bringing heavy downpours and lightning and we'll stay on top of it in the southwest. that same system is bringing cooler wet weather to northern california, as well. a bit of a break for exhausted firefighters battling a deadly wildfire. >> rest keptidents are struggling. 700 homes swept away.
6,000 acres burned and the fire 10% contained. a heartbreaking return for homeowners. people living in middletown finding scenes like this sifting through the debris and pigging up pieces. >> a lot of my friends and neighbors lost a lot. but we'll get it back. >> at least one person died in the fast-moving fire. overnight authorities releasing new details about 72-year-old barbara mcwilliams, unable to evacuate because of a disability. mcwilliams' caretaker speaking to her before the fire erupted. >> she's like, no, i'm fine, it's going to be fine. she didn't understand the magnitude of it. >> amid of tragedy amazing stories of survival. when flames tore through one neighborhood, seven people and two dogs jumped 00 this pool. >> it's going to pass fast, probably like 15 minutes but it felt like probably over an hour. >> submerged up to their noses flames shooting over their heads.
>> it was hot and it just came flying right over, right over and he said it, when it was done, he goes, it's over. >> this image going viral this morning. 4-year-old brody wearing his halloween costume praying for the thousands of firefighters still on the front lines. >> the fire still threatening thousands of homes and several people remain unaccounted for. all right, we turn 0 our other big story. the countdown is on for tomorrow night's gop showdown. the debate in southern california. >> showdown is a good word for it. donald trump set to make another big speech on a battleship after addressing thousands in dallas. the sold out crowd heard him describe the u.s. as a dumping crowd and abc's bazi kanani has details from washington. good morning. bazi. >> reporter: good morning. as the republican party launches a new push to reach latino voters during this hispanic heritage month, according to a new poll is
falling short with those voters. a roaring rally for the republican front-runner. >> amazing. >> reporter: 20,000 packed a dallas stadium monday cheering on donald trump and his calls for an immigration crackdown. >> we have to build a wall, folks. we are a dumping ground for the rest of the world. we have to end the sanctuary cities crap fast. >> reporter: but outside the stadium -- another crowd nearly a thousand deep protested trump's message. >> i'm an immigrant. i'm a marine. i fought for your rights. >> reporter: a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows trump catching up to hillary clinton in a statistical tie in a general election face-off but another new poll shows less tan a fourth of latino voters would choose trump over clinton. jeb bush is going after those voters releasing this new
spanish language ad featuring his wife. >> you know, i have lived and had my life here. >> reporter: with trump front and center on the stage immigration is sure to be a key issue at tomorrow's gop debate and, of course, more jabs at hillary clinton, she is losing support among women, according to new polls, but not yet showing concern. >> there's an ebb and flow, polls go up and down. >> reporter: the top 121 republican candidates will face off in tomorrow night's debate. this time carly fiorina earned a spot on that main stage. the remaining four will debate a couple hours earlier. reena, kendis. >> looking forward to it all. bazi kanani live in washington, thank you so much. we turn our focus to the refugee crisis, the first arrests have been made in hungary following a crackdown. three men believed to be syrian arrested for illegally crossing from serbia under a wire fence. this comes as european union officials failed to agree on a plan to deal with the crisis and
pope francis warned the crisis was just the tip of the iceberg because of economic inequality. breaking overnight a deadly end to the search for a man wanted for a deadly campus shooting in mis. police say shannon lamb suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound accused of killing ethan schmidt in his office yesterday. lamb was wanted for the death of a woman he shared a home with also. investigators now looking for motives in both murders. we are learning new details about the sheooting death of doefs ponder. he was trying to arrange lodge are for occupations of a car when the driver took off at speeds up to 115 miles an hour. during a second stop a short time later the driver opened fire on ponder killing him. that driver was later killed by police after a massive manhunt. big trouble for a new york city fraternity following the
death of one of its pledges. michael deng was pledging when he died during a weekend away in the poconos mountains. deng was knocked out during a hazing ritual but fraternity members waited an hour to bring him to i ahospital where he was pronounced dead. now a grand jury is recommending third degree murder charges against five members, 32 others also face charges ranging from assault to hazing. big honor in store for one american hero. airman first class spencer stone will be awarded the purple heart. he was stabbed last mop as he and two friends disarmed the gunman. medal. the air force's highest noncombat award. okay, so forget about the term you're fired, how about you're terminated. donald trump's replacement for his reality show. and flight diverted. a plane full of scared passengers.
controversial county clerk kim davis is back at work in kentucky after spending five days in jail. for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. she has not changed her position and altered the forms to exclude her name and title. a deputy is taking over. there have been some concern that they won't be valid but the
governor insists her. apple says preorders are off to a strong start. the company says those orders are on pace to beat the 10 million units that previous versions of the iphone hit in their first weekend of release. analysts believe that may be because sales in china will be included. the new iphones will begin shipping september 25th. well, big-time james bond fans can prove their love of 007 with a new ultimate ticket to the up many coming bond film. it's being offered by regal entertainment for $100. it entitles holders to see the new movie as often as they want, only 1,000 are being offered through the regal's website. "spectre" is being released november 6th. >> a lot of people looking forward to it. tesla is getting serious competition in the electric sports car market. take a look at this stunning concept car porsche unveiled at the frankfurt auto show in
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>> witnesses say she was screaming and swearing before hitting a passenger. moments later she kissed a flight attendant then punched her in the face. that's when the pilot called for help. >> we need large passengers to restrain another passenger. when i hear large i'm thinking something big is going down. >> the woman was removed from the plane in indianapolis and arrested. she's now facing multiple charges. take a look at this. an apparent case of road rage on a southern california freeway. you can see a trucker using his big rig to repeatedly hit a car from behind pushing it into another tractor trailer. a passenger in another vehicle recording it all on her cell phone. the couple inside not hurt. the trucker claims he didn't see the car. well, after seeing this video police have now re-opened the investigation. >> well, new government guidelines say low dose aspirin taken daily can prevent heart attacks and strokes. it says aspirin therapy is only for people in their 50s and 60s
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>> reporter: bindi irwin did the jive and nick carter did the cha-cha. both scored triple 8s enough to tie for first place in the first week of competition. >> i am speechless. i never expected that in my life. the scores came up and i think i didn't know if i was crying or laughing. >> doing something new and fresh is really -- it's invigorating and really exciting and it's putting a fire under me. >> reporter: tamar braxton tied for third with carlos penavega and alexa is one point behind her husband tied with alek skarlatos who recently helped stop a terror attack on a european train. >> literally a month ago i was just touring europe with my friends. this whole thing turned my life on its head. i just hope i can connect with them because i'm not like a celebrity, i guess. >> reporter: next on the leaderboard with triple 7s. hayes grier and andy grammer and then with triple 5s. three-way tie for ninth.
paula deen. >> it's a totally different world and the fact i didn't stumble and fall on the dance floor, i'm a winner. >> i think spiritual and i put my heart and dancing legs. >> reporter: chaka khan had 13 points and 13th place with 12, kim kim. they dance on both monday and tuesday nights and on both nights one couple will go home. in los angeles, george pennacchio, abc news. who do you have for it? >> you know, i really like bindi and also slek.