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tonight, donald trump taking aim. new and scathing attacks on hillary clinton. amid new reports about who got to meet with clinton while she was secretary of state. and tonight, clinton herself responding to trump's claims about her health. also tonight what we've now learned about the deadly police shooting. the young father, who was deaf, pouring through police videos. was he trying to use sign language when he was shot? the state of emergency. the wildfires tonight. also, the severe storms hitting the middle of the country this evening, as president obama visits the flood-ravaged south. the uproar tonight. the student athlete who walks free, accused of sexually assaulting two of his classmates. the judge tonight under fire. and american families fleelsed again?
suddenly skyrocketing in price. and the big raise for the ceo. good evening. and we begin tonight with donald trump and his new line of attack on hillary clinton. trump and his new team looking to cut into clinton's lead with questions about her health and about the clinton foundation. and tonight, trump getting some new fuel a new report from the associated press looking at who got to visit hillary clinton while visitors were donors to the clinton foundation. will the new strategy for donald trump work? with polls showing clinton's strength in some key battlegrounds. a new poll out tonight showing clinton opening a 16-point lead in virginia. abc's jonathan karl, leading us off. >> reporter: opening up a smart new line of attack, donald trump is now calling for a special prosecutor to investigate hillary clinton's dealings with clinton foundation donors while
department into the same kind of pay for play operation as the arkansas government was. >> reporter: and tonight, an eye-opening new report by the associated press. when clinton was secretary of state, more than half of the meetings she had with people outside of government were with big donors to the clinton foundation. she met with 85 donors who gave a combined $156 million to the foundation. as trump attacks clinton's his new campaign manager has launched a sharp personal attack in a new documentary out tonight. >> her husband's problem is that he had casual relationships with other women. hillary's problem is she has a casual relationship with the truth. >> reporter: trump, married three times himself, has often bragged about his own casual relationships with women, but now trump is fielding tough questions on whether he is softening his hard line stance on immigration. and backing away from his pledge to deport all of the undocumented immigrants living
your mass deportation strategy? >> i just want to follow the law, what i'm doing is following the law. >> reporter: trump even seemed to praise president obama, who some hispanic groups have criticized as the deporter in chief. >> obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country. bush, the same thing. lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. well, i'm going to do the same thing and i just said that. >> reporter: trump once said he would create a system to even families. >> you're going to have a deportation force. and you're going to do it humanely. >> reporter: now, trump says he will only work with the laws already in place. >> we're going to go through the process like they are now, perhaps with a lot more energy. >> reporter: and jon karl with us live tonight from austin, texas. and jon, you know a lot of questions about whether donald trump will now pivot on immigration, after once saying he would have a deportation force. and jon, you have new reporting on what trump just said?
in a town hall meeting that is scheduled to air tonight on fox news, trump was asked specifically if there could be some accommodation for undocumented immigrants who are in the country, and have children here and who otherwise law-abiding, and he said this. quote "there certainly can be a softening, because we're not looking to hurt people." in other words, there could be some softening of his position that those people need to be deported. >> jon karl leading us off tonight. jon, thank you. meantime this evening, those questions about her health. clinton dismissing claims by trump and his surrogates that there's something we do not know. trump also questioning her stamina. hillary clinton is 68, donald trump is 70. and tonight, we ask abc's david wright what both candidates have revealed about their health. >> reporter: on jimmy kimmel's couch, hillary clinton laughs off donald trump's attacks on her health. >> are you in good health? >> well -- this has become one
here. take my pulse while i'm talking to you. >> okay. >> so -- make sure i'm alive. >> oh my god, there's nothing there! >> there's nothing there. >> reporter: trump insists it's no joke. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina. >> reporter: his top advisers are sowing doubts. >> go online and put downhillry clinton illness. >> i'm not saying that she's had a stroke or anything like that, but this is not the woman that we're used to seeing that would come at you and get in you >> reporter: clinton dismisses it all as conspiracy theories. >> back in october, the "national enquirer" said i would be dead in six months. >> oh boy. >> so, with every breath i take, i feel like -- >> you have a new lease on life. >> a new lease on life. >> why is it -- >> i don't know why they are saying this. i think, on the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy. >> reporter: here's a reality check -- trump is 70. clinton, 68. either one would be among the
full medical records. last year, clinton's campaign released a detailed two-page letter from her doctor, saying, "she's in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the united states." it notes that in 2012, clinton did suffer a concussion after fainting. weeks later, she claimed to have fully recovered but reporters noticed she wore special glasses. her aide s aes effects. trump has only released a four-paragraph letter from his gastroenterologist, describing the billionaire's test results as "astonishingly excellent." adding that trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." today, clinton was at a hollywood fund-raiser, posing in a photobooth with hosts justin timberlake and jessica biel. now out to prove she's ready for the fight. >> can you open this jar of pickles?
this is -- >> oh, oh, she did get it! >> that was hillary clinton's late-night answer to questions about her health. david wright with us live tonight, and is there any response from the clinton team tonight about that new headline involving visitors to the state department while hillary was secretary of state? >> reporter: david, the clinton campaign is dismussing that report, saying the story relies on utterly flawed data, cherry picked to portrayal. they've been characterizing the work of the clinton foundation as noble, doing good in the world, saying that trump's business is, by contrast, only in rich himself. david? >> david wright, thank you. now, to the president, in the disarrest zone tonight, under pressure to visit communities affected by the deadly floods in louisiana. president obama consoling families, getting a first-hand look at the devastation. more than 60,000 homes damaged or destroyed. the president criticized for
donald trump, who went four days earlier, today tweeting, "too little, too late." abc's phillip mena in louisiana tonight, where the president said, this should not be about politics. >> reporter: tonight, president obama reassuring the victims of the louisiana flood. >> what i want the people of louisiana to know is that you're not alone on this, even after the tv cameras leave. >> reporter: touring the devastation, he met with officials and residents. dismissing criticism for not cutting his vacation in martha's vineyard short last week. >> give me a here. >> reporter: donald trump visited four days ago. >> obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> reporter: the president saying today, it's not about politics. >> nobody gives a hoot whether you're a democrat or a republican. what they care about is, making sure they're getting the drywall out. >> reporter: the drywall is already out at carl stewart jr.'s home in denham springs. he says it's about time the president showed up. >> you're our president. you should be here getting
inspector assessing his damage, stewart's neighbor, michael howell, says anything that keeps the spotlight here is good. >> as long as they're here that's all that matters. i don't think the timeframe matters. >> reporter: david, more than 110,000 people have asked for fema assistance. officials estimate that it will take three months just to clear all this debris. and schools here are delaying opening until next month. david? >> phillip mena. phillip, thank you. and one more note about the president's visit, while in louisiana, he met privately with the family of killed during a confrontation with police. he also met with the families of three fallen police officers killed in baton rouge last month. we move on tonight, and to the state of emergency in the west at this hour. massive wildfires burning out of control. we are also tracking severe storms, set to hit in the middle of the country tonight. flames burning homes to the ground near spokane, washington. families forced to evacuate. some now learning they lost everything they left behind. abc's clayton sandell, back in
have left many people homeless here in washington state. at least 40 homes and outbuildings now look like this. but we did catch up with firefighters right on the front lines, working very hard to try to save as many homes as possible. now, across the west, california, oregon, wyoming, fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and they're threatening thousands more. and many, many people are evacuated. and tonight, more firefighters are headed to take on a massive blaze in yellowstone national park. the park if yellowstone are shut down because of the fire. david? >> clayton, thank you. and from those wildfires to the severe storms i mentioned tonight, from minnesota to oklahoma. flash floods watching away roads as drivers try to navigate through rushing waters. as we also now hit peak hurricane season. we are tracking several tropical systems now brewing in the atlantic. let's get live to rob marciano, tracking it all for us tonight. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david.
iowa. check out the radar. those storms straddling the border with southern minnesota and more storms popping across kansas and oklahoma. tonight, we look for an explosion of these storms in through minneapolis. tomorrow morning, travel through that city could be tough. now to the tropics. gaston likely to become a hurricane tonight. but that will stay out to sea. of greater concern is the storm approaching the northeast caribbean islands. not sure about the strength of this, but the steering current should bring it somewhere off the u.s. coast by the end of the weekend and water temperatures certainly warm enough to at least a tropical storm if not a hurricane. david? >> rob marciano with us tonight. thank you, rob. and there are new developments tonight in the deadly police shooting of an unarmed father in north carolina. that young father was deaf. daniel harris was shot during a traffic stop near his home. a state trooper opening fire. and there are questions from neighbor and family, asking, was harris simply trying to use sign language when it happened? police now searching for dash cam and body cam video, and
demanding answers tonight. >> reporter: tonight, officials searching through police dashboard and body camera video to find out why an unarmed deaf man was shot to death by police just feet away from his home. >> highway patrol's been involved in a shooting. >> reporter: police say they were trying to pull daniel harris over for speeding, but he didn't stop for seven miles, until he made it home and got out of his car. why harris didn't stop is unclear. eyewitnesses suggest he may have been using hand gestures or sign language with police. he didn't even hear the siren. he didn't hear anything. >> reporter: harris, the father of a 3-year-old, was killed by a single gunshout, according to authorities. his brother, who is also deaf, says police aren't trained enough in dealing with deaf people. >> if the officer had known that he was deaf, it would have ended differently. >> reporter: at a vigil, mour mourners writing in chalk along his street, "justice for daniel." authorities say they need so
there's a tremendous amount of video evidence to pour through. david? >> linsey davis tonight, thank you. overseas tonight, the pentagon reporting an american service member has been killed in afghanistan. military officials say he died when a roadside bomb exploded in helmand province. another american and six afghan troops were wounded. this is the first u.s. combat casualty in afghanistan since january. and back here at home and to a knife attack in roanoke, virginia, authorities say the suspect under arrest tonight, accused of stabbing two people at an apartment complex, picking his victims at random. authorities believe he may have recently tried to join isis in syria. all three are in the hospital tonight. we turn now to massachusetts, and a judge's ruling, drawing outrage tonight. an 18-year-old former high school athlete sentenced to probation, accused of sexually assaulting two class mates at a party. the judge saying the teenager should not be branded for life
>> reporter: tonight, massachusetts teenager david becker charged with sexually assaulting two of his former classmates is free, after a judge sentenced to two years probation. prosecutors had been asking for a sentence of go yetwo years in prison. two female students told police they were at a house party with the star athlete in april, they said they'd been drinking and had gone to sleep. both claimed they woke up at different times to becker according to police reports, becker told investigators that when one of the girls didn't protest, he assumed it was okay. and he denied having any physical contact with the other alleged victim. becker's lawyer arguing the 18-year-old had no criminal record, did community service and deserved to go to college. >> i don't think he or his lawyer could have hoped for a better outcome. >> reporter: it comes just
found guilty of assault an unconscious woman -- was given just six months in jail. david, in the massachusetts case, as long as david becker successfully completes his probation, he does not have to register as a sex offender and he won't have a record. david? >> linzie, our thanks to you, as well. and now to a new cyber attack under investigation, post bring from russia. abc news has confirmed federal authorities are looking into a series of attacks on "the new media groups. authorities believe they were carried out by russian hackers, they say possibly the same hackers who targeted the dnc. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the explosion involving a power plant. thousands without power at this hour. that massive fire and smoke seen for miles. neighbors say they did hear the explosion. outrage tonight over a life-saving medicine. a tool so many children rely on. a huge price spike for so many families across this country. and tonight, we've learned about
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>> this is a life or death medicine. she's had to use the epi-pen, and if we had been without, she may not be sitting next to me right now. >> reporter: the maker of epi-pens, mylan, now being questioned on capitol hill. abc news has learned a house oversight committee is now in direct contact with the drug maker mylan and they could be called before lawmakers in the coming weeks to defend their price hike. in a statement, the drug maker blaming the chang la landscape for the added burden on patients. still, some fallies having to choose between paying their mortgage and buying the medication. david? >> adrienne, thank you. when we come back here tonight, remembering a famous television actor. and the fiery scene at a substation tonight. thousands without power. we'll be right back. ? ?
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you're doing awesome out here. one more hitter and then i'm going to jake. this is your last hitter. okay? understand? you come right after him. okay? cheer up. have some fun. come right after him. okay? let's go. >> one more batter before he's replaced. that pep talk from dad worked. another strikeout, and the team goes on to win. >> and that's going to do it. >> victory for nine players from a father and his son. can't beat that. i'll see you right back here