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breaking news tonight. the third air scare in 24 hours. images coming in now. the delta jet, passengers going down slides. alarms over a possible fire in the cargo hold. smoke in the cockpit. the showdown in vegas. behind closed doors, hillary clinton on the eve the big debate. is joe biden ready to jump in? what we've learned. and donald trump with his own prediction late today about this debate. the growing outrage after this moment. the city councilor tasered by police. accused of resisting arrest. he's speaking out tonight.
the lotto scam. authorities say these surveillance images showing the the winning ticket. authorities say rigging the computer. going nationwide. play? what do you think? a new fairoff tonight. good inching on this monday. we begin with word of yet another air scare. this time, a flight headed to atlanta when a warning went off about a possible fire in the cargo holds. 16 0z passengers on board. they were rushed off the plane, the slides deployed. and a tense 24 hours. two other flights with scares too. this flight in las vegas, aborting takeoff after an engine fire. passengers rushed off there too. david kerley leads off us tonight. >> reporter: evacuation slides out.
all 166 on the jet got of quickly in jamaica after the pilots ms ordered the evacuations. there was no fire. no one was hurt. earlier today, a alaska jet liner. >> the fire is out at this time. >> reporter: fire in the back alley. a new credit card reader starts smoking, burning. the crew put that device in a trash can and sprayed it with a fire extinguisher. the captain took no chances and forced a landing. it was a takeoff from las vegas. the jet traveling 100 miles per hour. and passengers heard a pop or a
bang. and firefighters pouring on the water. >> the fire truck is checking, everything is line. >> the brakes, slightly hot. by the time he came in, a little smoke came out of it. three unrelated incidents but one thing in common, the crews worked very quickly and by the book to protect the passengers. >> in the meantime, you mentioned one of the cases, a lithium battery. how concerned are authorities about the battery? >> well, alaska airlines is a little concerned. they are taking all the card readers, a new model they just installed, out of the fleet. going back to the old model. the a large quantity of any jet liner david, david. >> all right, thank you. the showdown in vegas. what could be a critical moment for hillary clinton. tonight, we are learning what
she and her team are preparing. she will be on the stage with her democratic opponents. of course, the wild card remains joe biden. will he run? the extra podium is ready. the decision will not come in time for that. tonight, what we learned on the biden front. and even president obama weighing in on clinton's private e-mail server. cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: hillary clinton deep in debate prep behind eyes on the one person who won't be anywhere near that stage. joe biden spending the weekend in delaware with family. sprinting at his granddaughter's but dodging questions about whether he plans to run for the white house. >> get out of my way, will you? >> reporter: president obama weighing in on 60 minutes with nothing but praise for biden. >> i think joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential. i think he has done great work. >> reporter: the president won't say whether biden should enter the race, but has some strong
words for clinton and her troubles with that private email server. >> i don't think it posed a national security problem. she made a mistake. she has acknowledged it. i do think that the way it's been ginned-up is in part because of politics. and i think she'd be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly. >> reporter: still, national polls show clinton with a commanding lead, and biden trailing far behind. but he could still cost her crucial votes in iowa and new hampshire, where she's locked in a battle with bernie sanders. if she can weather that storm, new polls out today show her way ahead in the next two states. a 25 point lead in south carolina and a 16 point advantage here in nevada, where tomorrow clinton will face her rivals like sanders, who is promising to play nice. >> i happen to respect and like hillary clinton, so i don't get
into personal attacks, you know that. but are there differences of opinion that should be discussed? of course, there are. >> reporter: debate organizers, still hoping joe biden surprises everyone and show up. they even have a podium ready for him. just in case. >> there are surprises in vegas, likely not that one. cecilia, the stage set. hillary clinton will be in the center, she tops the national polls. bernie sanders on the right. many of the other candidates have been on the main stage. so is the clinton camp repairing for major swipes tomorrow night? >> well, the aids playing the role of her rivals. they need to make a name for themselves. they need to make a first impression. for hillary clinton, everything is on the line. she can make no mistakes and we
just found out hillary and bill clinton have landed in vegas. night. donald trump weighing in on the democrats and their big debate saying viewers may last ten minutes watching the debate before falling asleep. president obama on trump. does he think he could win the white house? here is jonathan karl. >> reporter: he was the main that have drawn record audiences, but in new hampshire today, donald trump predicts tomorrow's democratic showdown will be a snooze. >> well, i think it's not going to be very well rated. because trump isn't in the debate, i am only kidding. i think it's not going to be highly rated, i think it's going 15 minutes, people are going to >> reporter: trump's decisive battle shows absolutely no sign of waning. in the latest national poll, fellow outsider ben carson is the only one close.
all the others in single digits. but on "60 minutes," president obama dismissed trump as a passing phenomenon. >> he is, you know, the classic reality tv character and at this that he's gotten a lot of attention. >> reporter: you think he's running out of steam? disappear? >> you know, i'll leave it up to determination. i don't think he'll end up being president of the united states. >> reporter: in response, trump offered his own critique of president obama. >> i watched president obama last night on television. he bombed, very simply. >> terrible in fact. jon karl us with in new york. cecilia says the podium is ready. >> he will not be there. i promise you that. >> when is he going to decide? >> i talked to his top advisers and they don't know whether he is going to pull the tricker. we will know by the end of the week whether or not he is
>> we turn to texas, and police tasers a city councilmen on his knees. it happens to be the same town where sandra bland was arrested and died in her cell after an arrest. new questions for the police tonight. >> he gets the shock of his looifl. moments before he is tasers, body cam video show him in the small town. he asks the officers why they are questions three of his friends who gathered to rehearse a dance tradition. they are investigating suspicious activity in the neighborhood and miller is interfering.
>> city council. >> and neither side budges. >> go over there before you go turn around. >> i'm not saying nothing. you can't do that to me. >> councilman miller was charged with resists arrest. he spent the night in jail. >> i don't think it should have. >> reporter: police here in the national spotlight here in the summer after the arrest of sandra bland who authorities later found hanging in her jail cell. the police chief says the black female officer seen in the new video was backup in bland's arrest. tonight, per boss promises an investigation. >> reporter: the two officers involve ready still on the bright. congressman miller said hoe is a fan of the police force here, recently voting for them a pay
cleveland, two reports in the police shooting of 12 yard line tanlir rice. shot while holding a pellet gun last year. officers responded to a call of an armed man. and they found the police response reasonable. they are calling it a whitewash. a grand injuriy will decide if the officer faces charges. a shooting death of a police. terrance alridge killed in his driveway after an argument with a neighbor ended in gun fire. less tlan three mpts ago, shawn bolton was killed in a routine traffic stot. an american journalist convicted in iran. jason rezaian.
family. his mother who traveled to iran and his tearful wife. >> reporter: the announcement in post" reporter jason rezaian was 448th day as a prisoner there. the whole process has been contemptible. >> reporter: an american citizen of iranian descent, rezaian was "washington post," one of the few western journalists there. last year he talked with cnn about living in iran. it is home. >> reporter: since his arrest, rezaian's only contact with the outside world has been with his iranian wife and his mother who travelled there from california to speak for him. >> he and his wife who is also a journalist have not been able to. she has not been able to speak to the press. so i am speaking for both of them. >> reporter: rezaian is accused of espionage, for among other
for rezaian's freedom earlier this year -- >> we will not rest until we get him home to his family. >> reporter: -- the iranians said that was simply further evidence of his importance as a u.s. spy. his brother told abc news, the president and the u.s. need to do more. >> not enough is done. >> the nuclear deal with iran. and many asking why we didn't negotiate swapping the hostages? >> that is what the family is asking. and a prison nor swap, three other americans believed to be in prison in iran. and round the clock. he is held up in an ecuadorian embassy. the police are withdrawing officers because of the cost. more than $17 million.
back here at home tonight and to a tense evening ahead at the ballpark in the new york city area. the dodgers and the mets facing off for the first time since this controversial jury. utley suspended two games. >> this is what everyone is talking about. >> just good hard baseball or a the debate rages on after this controversial slide into second base by l.a. dodgers' chase utley that left mets shortstop ruben tejada with a broken leg. >> he is down. >> reporter: the major league baseball does called for an
utley for the next two games. but utley appealed and until his appeal is heard, he's eligible >> and warning his own team. >> we don't don't try to worry about that, we worry about winning. >> the break-up slide is common in baseball. three weeks ago the pittsburgh pirates lost their utley, is eligible to play. >> there is a chance that chase utley will take the field and i gather we will hear the mets fans from here. >> you bet. look f they hear his name, if they see his face, you can assure that chase utley is going to get a reception that probably only a new yorker can give, david? >> yeah, a new york welcome ahead. thanks so much. there is more ahead on
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