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welcome to "world news tonight." air disaster. more than 200 dead. the jet breaking apart in the sky. could it have been a bomb? tonight, we take you inside the investigati investigation. >> deadly weather. homes destroyed. republican revolt. the presidential candidates, meeting without the rnc. will they boycott next week's debate? killer prescriptions. and, worst call ever?
the outrageous college football play. the upset victvictory, and the stunning turnaround. tonight, every referee on the field suspended. good evening, thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with the devastating plane crash, and the mystery of what brought it down. pieces of the russian passenger jet scattered across the egyptian desert. investigators saying it broke apart in midair. now, the search for the wreckage and remains of the 220 onboard. an isis group quickly taking responsibility. but that claim is being met with skepticism tonight. alex marquardt tonight. >> reporter: the debris scattered across eight square
miles. russian investigators looking at the wreckage. few answers. the metro jet flight took off just before 6:00 a.m. on saturday, from sharm el sheik. slimie i climbing to 31,000 feet, then disappeared from radar. >> looking at the tail section is very telling. if it came off first, was it a bomb or structural failure? >> reporter: isis quickly claiming responsibility, but some doubt.
today, the ex-wife of the pilot said he had repeatedly complained about the state of the plane. russia declared today a national day of mourning. you lose your kids, this grieving mother said, life is finished. those black boxes will be taken back to moscow to try to unlock the mystery. in the meantime, four major airlines say they will not fly over the sinai peninsula until more is known. >> steve ganyard, could this have been a bomb? >> a bomb could be one of the causes. the problem is, the claims from
the terrorist group don't match up with the plane coming apart at 31,000 feet. the other thing to look at, some sort of structural l the black ? >> well, what's more important, the wreckage on the ground, is there things like bomb residue? the investigation needs to move to the ground. >> steve, thank you. now to the extreme weather at home. texas battered by at least six tornadoes, 11 reported across the gulf region. and this camera capturing a twister blowing the furniture off of a patio. aditi roy with the latest from
texas. >> reporter: tonight, wild weather raging across the gulf coast. flash floods engulfing cars and pouring into homes. hardest hit, once again, texas. more than a foot of rain falling in some parts over the weekend. storms killing six people, including edward hernandez, torn away from his brothers when their car was swallowed by rushing waters. >> i went under, didn't see none of them. edward, i seen him, and he said stuff i don't want to hear. >> reporter: his brothers unable to save him. and deluge and devastation. video capturing a tornado ripping through a home. another twister lifting part of
this house off the ground, dropping it on the family car. >> sounded like a freight train. the window just exploded. >> reporter: inside the home, this woman says her son left the family room seconds after the storm hit. >> he's screaming, i'm going to die. >> reporter: here in houston, it's been raining all day. these waters still very high. and schools are closed tomorrow in the hardest-hit areas. >> and rob marciano is here. is texas out of the woods yet? >> it's finally started to ease. but some spots got two feet of water. flood watches spreading across alabama and georgia into south carolina. and storms becoming more sporadic tomorrow night. one to four inches possible. and across the pacific northw t
northwest, this train filling up. i've never seen it happen. one of the wettest halloweens on record in seattle. and this system in the southeast. watch as it drives to the south, some intense rain into the bay area. and a big cooldown in the southwest, and a warm-up in the east. this warm air mass stays with us much of the week. and to politics now, the race for the white house. republican candidates in open revolt over debates. angry at moderators and also the rnc as well. cecelia vega with the weekend roundup. >> reporter: inside this washington hotel, an all-out republican rebellion.
gathering for a crucial meeting following last week's widely criticized debate. >> even in new jersey, what you're doing is called rude. >> reporter: the goal now, try to change the debate process. not on the invite list, the republican national committee. but this may be just about the only thing these candidates agree on. some want fewer. others want it to be shorter. and ben carson saying there should be different criteria for moderators. >> as opposed to gotcha. >> reporter: ted cruz wants to go further. >> if you've never voted in an republican primary, you don't get to moderate a republican debate.
>> i don't want the republicans to look weak. >> reporter: others just trying to move on. >> has anyone threatened not to go to the next debate? >> so far, it's nine days out. but the big question, what is this meeting tonight going to accomplish? perhaps not very much. carson's manager telling us, we're going to have a meeting, not a miracle. they have to all agree on something, and that may be easier said than done. former u.s. senator ted thompson has died today from a recurrence of lymphoma. he was 73. and in colorado springs, a man walking calmly down the street, opening fire with a
rifle. taking the lives of three people, apparently chosen at random. here's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: tonight, residents of colorado springs on edge. >> shots fired. possible shooting. >> reporter: early saturday morning, routines brought to a deadly halt. a man shot riding his bike. this woman says she was just feet from the shooter and saw it happen. >> he looked right at me. i was like, okay, starting walking away. >> reporter: this man woke up, called police, and followed the gunman. >> this lady was shot in the chest. looked to my right, there was another lady shot in the jaw. >> reporter: police caught up with the suspected shooter in this parking lot.
in a barrage of bullets, police say the suspect was killed. meanwhile, bystanders diving for safety. police are still investigating a moti motive, and are still awaiting autopsy reports. next to a conviction sending shock waves through the medical community. a doctor found guilty of overprescribing medications. phillip mena has the details. >> reporter: tonight, the california doctor, after six wee weeks, dr. lisa singh, found
guilty of the death of her patients. >> simply writing a prescription to someone, knowing they're going to abuse it, is the theory of second degree murder. >> reporter: the first time a doctor was tried and convicted of murder through prescriptions. >> the strengths were high and the quanties were low. >> reporter: and this case could set a new precedent. joey was one of dr. singh's victims. >> this is going to be changing. we have a prescription drug issue that's growing daily, and this is something that can start to make a difference. >> reporter: the lawyers say they plan to appeal.
and now to that college football stunner, what seemed like the greatest play ever that led to an amazing upset. university of miami, celebrating their victory over duke. but then officials announced it was all a mistake, and suspended the entire officiating team. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: six seconds left. duke up by three points. now, what may be the wildest, most improbable ending to a game ever. pitching the ball eight times, eluding duke defenders. finally, one player racing down the sideline and scoring. miami wins, 30-27. and for duke, a crushing defeat. >> says a lot about this team, a bunch of fighters. >> reporter: but today, the stunning announcement, the referees got it wrong. and all of them are ordered
suspended. >> that many officials being suspended for errors on the field. >> reporter: four crucial mistakes, including missing this tackle, the runner was clearly down. after reviewing video of the play, they still blew it. they will have to sit out two games. but this touchdown remains in theclaiborne, abc news, new york. still ahead tonight, a scam involving your power bill. how to fight boack. and later, the health scare that has some chipotle restaurants shutting down. but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath.
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>> reporter: those calls made to look like they're coming from your provider. >> utilities will never demand payment on the spot. right there, that's one flag. >> reporter: the federal trade commission says, simply hang up and call the power company yourse yourself. >> we thank gloria for that report. coming up, a rescue at sea. a little boat on a big rescue mission. our "instant index," up next. ♪song: "that's life"
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designs are available online. the printing out took a day and a half, and then assembly with mom helping. then -- >> we went to school, we thought it was cool. >> reporter: good attitude, yup. and this is just a starter project. better hands are coming. and you can be sure colin will be grabbing for one of those. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> a perfect fist bump. >> "gma" first thing in the morning, and david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. good night. kimberly: what neighbors thought
was a halloween prop was much worse. the police investigate how a man ended up dead on doorsteps. several local firefighters recovering tonight after a crash with a car. from big announcement virginia tech -- head football coach frank beamer is retiring. the news starts right now. 6:30, onbc 7 news at your side. kimberly: tonight we are hearing from a man who made a gruesome discovery outside of a home in woodbridge this morning. what he thought was a halloween prop was a man dead on the front steps of a home on brazil circle. kevin lewis is in woodbridge with more on the homicide investigation. kevin: