tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC August 12, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
thank you for joining us. i'm diana williams. world news is coming up next. tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. the deadly flash floods. vehicles swept away. and now flood alerts from new mexico to new england. and now the heat. it will feel above 100 in much of the country this weekend. also night, a crash on an american highway. a tractor-trailer crashing into a van. a mom driving members of a sports team. the two air emergencies. a deadly plane crash. investigators on the scene right now. and the midair scare -- jetblue passengers hitting severe turbulence. dozens rushed to the hospital. donald trump declaring president obama was the founder of isis. tonight saying he was being sarcastic. hillary clinton releasing her taxes, asking trump where are his? and the new polls out just tonight in the crucial
and before they were stars. a quiz for you tonight. do you recognize these faces? golden even back then. good evening on this very busy friday night. we begin with the deadly flooding. caring washed away. drivers rescued from rising waters. with blistering heat now moving in too. authorities life threatening. there is a state of emergency in louisiana tonight. an elderly driver rushed off the road. good samaritans rushed in to save him. this school bus, children rescued. tonight, there are flood alerts from the south through new england. and a short time ago, reports that five people were struck by lightning in new york city.
rescues are turning out. >> reporter: in louisiana, more than a foot of rain in hours. floods powerful enough to sweep this tractor trailer right off interstate 10. >> reporter: trapped residents can only wait for help. >> you can see behind me, there's basically -- no way to get out. >> reporter: the high water already taking the life of a 68-year-old man who was swept away east of baton rouge. in amite, louisiana, this morning jordan temple rescuing this terrified elderly driver from his swamped suv. >> i just told him, "don't panic, i'm here to help you, gonna get you out these waters, gonna rescue you." >> reporter: putting him on his shoulder, carrying him to safety, struggling himself. the water, over their heads. the governor calling in the national guard. 140 rescues by noon in just one parish. >> i'm glad y'all are okay.
whose boat sank while out to save others. schools shut across the state. in zachary, louisiana, this school bus was loaded with children. students escaped out the back. this jeep going nowhere. >> with us tonight. you were telling us, elsewhere, cars are not even getting through. >> reporter: yeah, this now. the system is not going any where any time soon. david? >> a treacherous night. phillip, thank you. let's get to rob hasan know in new york tonight. tracking the lightning. several people hit and the dangerous heat moving in. rob? >> reporter: three of them seriously injured in
fueled by the heat and humidity. new york, you are habit to get hit next. the stubborn low across the gulf coast dumping tropical rains much like a tropical storm. it will slowly drift to the west and it will bring it to the i-10 corridor through the weekend. at least five inches and some of it will drift in the midwest and northeast, feeding more in to the moisture. and it's hot. the heat and humidity will be dangerously warm. look at philadelphia, 109. when the thu have seen, david, they can be dangerous. >> stay indoors if you can and check on your neighbors. rob, thanks to you. another headline at this hour. an horrific and deadly crash in hoo tonight. a mother collides with a tractor trailer. more now. >> reporter: they were on their way to kick off the season, but tonight players from the members of a girls water polo team in ohio are fighting for their
the team's van was struck on the passenger side by a semi truck. one person is dead and authorities say five other, including four students and a parent, air lifted to a hospital for treatment, some with life-threatening injuries. the crash happening in a rural area southwest of toledo. just before the accident the team posting this picture on twitter, all smiles, sending an excited message -- "off to our first tournament in napoleon." the crash happening a short time after that picture was posted. investigators say it appears a mother driving the van may have failed to yield the right of way, david. alex, thank you. we turn to a deadly plane crash in virginia tonight. authorities on the scene in fredericksburg. the plane went off the runway an and into the trees and in flames. at least two people are dead. authorities say the death toll could grow tonight.
midair scare for a cross country flight. a jetblue flight hitting severe turbulence, passengers and crew thrown in the cabin. 24 people were rushed to the hospital. and tonight, here, we are hearing from the passengers about the sudden drop. here is abc's kayna whitworth. >> scramble to the tarmac, the plane in a freefall after hitting violent turbulence. >> we have turbulence. >> reporter: tonight, passengers recounting terrifying moments, tossed around the jetblue plane, this flight attendant in a neck brace. >> we go right in to this huge cloud, boom, like flew up right in the air. our whole plane shook. >> all of a sudden there was quite a big shake, whoa, and then right after that there was a drop. >> reporter: the boston to sacramento flight forced to make an emergency landing in rapid
22 passengers and 2 crew members taken to a hospital. >> i thought it was it, i thought we were going down. >> reporter: officials say turbulence from severe weather very common in the summer. this incident of another jetblue flight in may that injured eight passengers in rough air. 31 were injured when severe turbulence struck this eithad airways plane. those on board the jetblue flight told us that people who didn't have the seat belts on were thrown around the cabin. a stark reminder to kee david. >> thanks. an explosion in an apartment building in silver spring, maryland. authorities on the scene looking for the missing. two bodies found. authorities said they are certain to find more. the explosion erupted in the middle of the night. it quickly was engulfed in flames. children passed through the windows until help arrived.
call about gas concerns before. authorities saying they answered the calls but found nothing. now to major developments in the race for the white house tonight. donald trmp declares president obama was the founder of isis. and when asked if that is what he meant, he doubled down. tonight, he is saying he is sarcastic. in the key state of colorado tonight, hillary clinton now les in virginia, clinton has a 13-point lead. in north carolina, a state mitt romney won four years ago, clinton up by nine. and florida, they were neck and neck. clinton up by five. abc's david wright on what donald trump is saying about the battle in those battlegrounds. >> so i said, obama is the found
>> reporter: tonight donald trump walked back a claim he's been hammering home about the threat posed by isis. >> they're now in 28 countries. they're expanding. >> reporter: not quite what he's been saying at rallies across florida. >> i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. the founder in a true sense! he's the founder of isis. these are the founders of isis because of bad judgment. >> reporter: sympathetic interviewers tried to help him out. >> i know what you meant. you meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace. >> no, i meant he's the founder of isis. them. he hates them. >> i don't care. he was the founder. >> reporter: but tonight, a stunning reversal. first tweeting, "they don't get sarcasm?" and then this tonight -- >> obviously i'm being sarcastic, but not that sarcastic, to be honest. >> reporter: a surprise guest was there to introduce trump in pennsylvania. >> are you ready to win?
win. >> we have to win pennsylvania. >> reporter: new polls show trump at risk of losing not only battleground states, but also states that traditionally vote republican. trump himself admitting as much. >> we're having a problem, having a tremendous problem in utah. we need help in ohio. if you could send the word out to ohio, pennsylvania, some of those really important swing states. >> dave wright with us live tonight. donald trump making news on what guantanamo bay. >> reporter: that's right. he said he would be fine with that. one problem, david, it might be unconstitutional. >> david wright, thanks. meantime, hillary clinton releasing her 2015 tax returns and asking donald trump, where are his? we do the math tonight, how much the clintons would have saved
tax plan. here is cecilia vega tonight. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton taking on donald trump over his refusal to release his taxes, using his own words against him in a new video. >> if you didn't see the tax returns, you would think there is almost, like, something wrong. what's wrong. >> reporter: and applying more pressure by releasing hers. the clintons earned more than $10 million last year, a steep drop from the $28 million a year earlier, the result of fewer paid speeches, an issue that has dogged her campaign from the start. >> any speech that great should be released to the american people. >> reporter: but hillary clinton still earned more than a million dollars for speaking to industries from tech to banking, before she formally launched her bid for the white house. the clintons' federal tax rate, more than 34%. and they donated more than a million dollars to charity. under trump's proposed tax plan, one expert telling us the clintons would have saved more than $1.5 million. today, protesters calling on
they were dragged out of his pennsylvania rally. but in recent weeks david asked trump about the argument clinton is now making. >> we know this will be her argument. she says, maybe you paid nothing or close to nothing. maybe you're not as rich as you say you are. maybe you haven't given away as much to charity. so i wanted to give you the opportunity to respond right now to hillary clinton. will you reveal your taxes to the american people before the election? >> as soon as the audit's done. i'm under a routine audit. i've been audited many, many years in a row. >> what if that audit is after election day? is there c will be. i hope it's not. but you know what? if it's before, i give my tax returns. i have no problem with it. >> and cecilia vega with us live tonight. any word on whether or not he will release the taxes? and he claims the release by hillary clinton is a diversion? >> reporter: he calls it a distraction from her e-mail controversy.
on his campaign despite our repeated requests. >> all right, thank you. from rio tonight, a shocking upset for team usa. and this question. will michael phelps make a return four years from now? matt gutman leading our team from rio. >> reporter: the shoo-ins have been booted from competition. team usa, favored to win a third gold in this sweden winning in penalty kicks and posting those pictures titled "yeah." the one-man gold mine michael phelps ripping through in the 200 individual medley. >> it's a very emotional event for me. it's very special. to be able to win 22 olympic gold medals. >> and simone emmanuel tying for gold in the 100 meter free
win a gold in an olympic event in swimming was shocked. >> i'm so blessed to have a gold medal. so blessed. >> simone manuel posing for a picture today with simone biles. who won a gold in the all around. the straight to weight ratio, allowing her to jump nearly double her height. nearly ten feet. the height of a today, gma cameras there when biles saw her parents for the first time. >> you were waiting for a moment to see your mom and dad. >> yeah, weer with waiting and they were holding us in the back. i have been ready for five weeks. >> reporter: but it's not over yet. biles and the rest of the final five will be back in the gym ready to rack up more medals for team usa. speaking of racking up the
one of his training partners described how in the moment he is. she saw a smile when he was on the podium tonight. he saw it one other time. when he held his newborn son for the first time. david. >> thanks to you, all week long. and amy robach will be with team usa on gma monday. and breaking this hour. the conviction now overturned. the judge's turning reversal right after the break. also, two attempted kidnapping and new developments tonight. they were less than 30 minutes apart. what police are revealing. and a quiz, we are unearthed home videos. do you recognize these faces? how many will you get right tonight? they were golden back then and more golden tonight. we'll be right back.
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next to friday night, break developments in the case made famous in the netflix series "making a murderer." abc's linsey davis on the conviction today overturned. >> reporter: tonight, a stunning reversal in a case that riveted millions of armchair detectives. a federal judge has overturned the conviction of brendan dassey, who was a teenager in 2007 when he was found guilty of helping his uncle stephen avery rape and murder photographer theresa halbach. avery remains behind bars. the netflix docu-series "making a murderer" raises questions to whether dassey, a learning disabled teen, was coerced into confession. >> come on, buddy. let's get this out. okay? >> reporter: after questioning dassey four times within 48 hours, the confession came during a three-hour interview with the then 16-year-old. >> what you have here are police officers who are using
seasoned adult criminals. >> reporter: today the judge writing in his decision that "dassey's age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult" rendered his confession involuntary. the judge has ordered that dassey be released within 90 days if the state does not initiate proceedings to retry him. david? >> thank you. when we come back, the tear ffl 15-year-old describing the shark attack he survived. really incredible. and two attempted kidnappings. grabbing children in front of their mothers. and millions of children with a dangerous allergy. we'll be right back. ? ? the new 2017 ford fusion is here. it's the beauty of a well-made choice. ? with the right steps,
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finally tonight here, our persons of the week. they are golden now. but it turns out, they were golden then. before simone biles was defying gravity in front of the world, and taking home the gold, she was already stunning the crowd of families watching her as a little girl. backflips in her living room. and her champions along the way -- >> my heroes are my parents, because they've been with me through every single thing. >> reporter: simone's teammate aly raisman making america proud, and making her family proud on the cover on this gymnastics magazine in 1998. predicting in her summer camp yearbook -- "in 20 years i'll be an olympic gymnast." recognize that face? a very patient michael phelps. we found this video from
and his warm up then. and his warm up now. and phelps now revealing he was inspired by his older sisters competing. >> she would always come back with autographs and stuff and i was like, "i want to do that. >> reporter: and the 9-year-old girl asking michael phelps for an autograph? in the water when she was six. look at that smile. it's a giveway. michael phelps and katie ledecky, now olympic champions side by side. and so we choose the u.s. team, rooting for them every night. i'm david muir. i'll see you back here monday