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shovel. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir up next. breaking news tonight. the toxic inferno. a major american city battling exploding fireballs, dangerous smoke and flames. thousands were told to shelter in place. we're on the scene tonight. and the state of emergency north of the border. the stunning new images coming in tonight. an entire city in flames. neighbors trying to get out. the fire now larger than new york city. the emergency landing late today. a plane hitting major turbulence. several passengers injured amid images of another flight, slamming into rough air. donald trump tonight. the tweet with his taco bowl, saying, i love hispanics. and the list of names refusing to go to the republican convention. there is also breaking news tonight involving hillary clinton's top aide. and the urgent manhunt for a dangerous fugitive, breaking
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surveillance. authorities talking moments ago. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and two major fires we've been tracking all day. first, that toxic inferno in houston. at one point, thousands told to shelter in place. black smoke from the fire blowing across the city. barrels full of hazardous substances sparking fireballs. black clouds hanging over the streets, schoolchildren evacuated. tonight, firefighters are on the scene, and abc's matt gutman leads us off from houston. >> look at that. holy moly. >> reporter: that towering fire at this gun warehouse near houston -- >> there's another one. >> reporter: starting as a housefire. 20 minutes later, the four-alarm fire exploding, setting off this chain reaction explosion. one wear house after another. >> another explosion right there. >> reporter: 3,000 residents were told to
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and doors. >> parts of that wear house wound up in that lady's backyard. >> reporter: a nearby elementary school with more than 600 students evacuated. nearly 200 firefighters racing to the scene. that column of thick, black smoke visible for miles. towering over the city. >> beautiful, blue sky day, then out of nowhere, black smoke just started coming up. and it was massive, it was a fireball. >> reporter: witnesses say it sounded like a war zone. >> it was scary. the police said, get out of here. >> reporter: barrels detonating like powder kegs. officials concerned the fire blasted pesticides and solvents into the air. >> they have 55 gallon drums and liquid palettes of chemicals, they started to heat up and explode, they were popping, going 200 feet in the air and raining down liquid fire and it was spreading like crazy. >> reporter: firefighters battling the flames for six hours. all that's left, a moon scape of charred cars and melted barrels. david, the b
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continues to smolder. firefighters are trying to put out all the hot spots. the shelter in place order has been lifted, but firefighters tell us there is concern that pesticides have leaked and this stuff could be seeping into the local waterways. david? >> matt gutman, thank you. meantime, to the fire we showed you last night here, tonight, even worse. now, that exploding blaze bigger than new york city. a state of emergency in one canadian community. these new images of families racing out, the flames right beside them. those homes on the right, still standing, but for how much longer? from space tonight, you can see the red flames. hundreds of homes destroyed already. abc's neal karlinsky from ft. mcmurray, canada, tonight. >> reporter: ft. mcmurray is burning tonight. these new pictures of a neighborhood in ruins, a day after flames ravaged this remote canadian city. in just released video, the frantic escape of nearly 90,000 people is seen at
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most dangerous. the sky turns from partial daylight and fire to a dark, nightmarish hellscape, filled with burning embers raining down. today, along the fire lines, >> that's our job to worry about that. >> reporter: frustration, as people tried to get back in to help. a short time later, police pushed everyone, including us, further back, away from town. they've told us we need to evacuate six miles down. and you can see why. the thick fluplums of smoke her. along this road, we found generosity, too. these men drove six hours, just to help people they've never met. >> bunch of gas, diesel, water, diapers. >> reporter: free? all of it is free? >> for sure. just here to help. >> reporter: tonight, as the fire spreads, the losses, 1,600 structures and counting, continue to mount. tonight, authorities are steadily increasing their numbers here, working the fire lines and trying to make sure another town doesn't get overrun. david? >> neal, our thanks to
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next here, to major developments s in the race fore white house. donald trump working to unite the republican party. but today, the republican speaker of the house, paul ryan, saying he is not ready to support trump. and just moments ago, trump responding to ripe. and hillary clinton tonight, reacting to donald trump's tweet today, with his taco bowl. trump saying, "i love hispan hispanics." abc's jon karl on the campaign trail tonight. >> reporter: donald trump has finally locked in the republican nomination, but tonight, the most powerful republican in the land says he's still not ready to endorse him. >> i'm just not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. >> reporter: speaker paul ruin has expressed concerns about trump's controveral statements on muslims and on immigrants. his announcement came just after this trump tweet hit with a thud. "happy #cincodemayo! the best taco bowls are made in trump tower grill. i love hispanics!" but co
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news/"washington post" poll, 81% of hispanics disapprove of trump. and within minutes of trump's taco bowl tweet, hillary clinton tweeted his own words back at him. "i love hispanics!" trump 52 minutes ago. and then, this video. >> you're going to have a deportation force. >> reporter: trump is also struggling to unite his own party. the last two republican presidents and the last two republican nominees are all skipping the convention. tonight, speaker ryan says it's trump's responsibility to bring republicans together. >> i think the bulk of the burden of unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee. >> reporter: but trump is trying heal wounds left from the bitter primary. while he once said this about marco rubio -- >> i have never seen a human being sweat like he sweats. little marco rubio, a total, total featherweight. >> reporter: today, a different tune. >> marco's a good guy, a
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>> reporter: trump also promising his convention will have real pizzazz, hiring img, the same company that helped with the olympics in beijing, to help run the show for him in cleveland. meanwhile, hillary clinton, aiming more and more of her fire at trump. >> i think that anybody running for office should spend as much or more time listening than talking. and i know i'll be way ahead in that category against donald trump. there's no doubt about that. >> and jon karl with us live tonight from a trump rally in west virginia. and jon, just minutes ago, donald trump halgs now responded to paul ryan? >> reporter: david, i've never seen anything like it. in his response, donald trump says, "i'm not ready to support speaker ryan's agenda. perhaps in the future we can work together to come into an agreement about what is best for the american people. they have been treated so badly, it's about time for the politicians to put them first." so, the bottom line, you now have the two most high profile
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they aren't ready to support each other. >> jon karl with us again tonight. jon, thank you. and there is also breaking news on the democratic side. hillary clinton's top aide, huma abedin, has been interviewed by the fbi as part of the inquiry tied to hillary clinton's private e-mail server. let's get to pierre thomas. what are we learning about that fbi interview and whether hillary clinton herself may be questioned? >> reporter: david, you're right. abedin is part of clinton's inner-most circle, something clinton is extremely close to. this means the investigation is nearing or entering its final stage and likely means the fbi will soon be requesting an interview with secretary clinton herself, as they wrap up their security review, regarding those e-mails. today, the clinton campaign released a statement, reaffirming that she's willing to answer all questions and that nothing, quote, inappropriate, happened. david? >> pierre thomas with us, as well tonight. pierre, thank you. and now, to the white house, reducing prison time for dozens of federal inmates. president obama today commuting
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drug offenders, including 18 prisoners serving life behind bars. many will now be released in september. he's now commuted more sentences than the previous six presidents combined. the president calling america, quote, a nation of second chances. we turn next to dangerous turbulence in the air. several people injured today on a flight headed to pittsburgh. the plane die serted to get them medical help. and this all comes after this flight overseas, passengers screaming. more than 30 on this flight treated for injuries after turbulence for them. abc's david kerley on the terror in the sky. >> reporter: safely on the ground tonight after seven people were hurt on this alligent airlines jet. it was a flight from the dominican republic to pittsburgh, which diverted to ft. lauderdale, after hitting what the airline called unreported clear air turbulence. first responders saying four flight attendants and three passengers were taken to the hospital, some with head injuries. that incident on
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this dramatic turbulence, which had passengers praying. the woman who took this video says there was no warning of the severe turbulence. >> everything just shook. the plane went up and down. a lot of people on the plane, they didn't wear seat belts, you know, so, they are like flying. >> reporter: pictures of the aftermath showing a cracked ceiling. 31 people were hurt. nine taken to the hospital from the flight to jakarta. turbulence injuries are relatively rare here in the u.s., just 21 last year. but these incidents can be frightening and dangerous. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> david kerley, thank you. and next tonight, to the escaped prisoner, still on the loose at this hour after slipping away from the prison wing of a psychiatric hospital. he was last seen here on this security camera, at a drugstore, more than 50 miles away from where he escaped. tonight, the entire region is on edge. abc's linsey davis with authorities speaking
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>> reporter: tonight, an intense manhunt is now under way in new jersey for this man, a convicted killer caught on camera walking into a cvs wednesday morning, just a day after police say he broke out of jail. this stolen truck was abandoned in the parking lot. police say they tracked it 55 miles away through onstar. police say when guards did a head count in the ancora sigh ya trick prison unit arthur buckle was missing. schools placed on lockdown, residents told to stay indoors. >> i want the public to remain situati situationally aware. be mindful of their situations. >> reporter: the 38-year-old was serving a two year sentence for assault and burglary, but was up for parole in a few weeks. buckel already served 14 years for aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 10-month-old child. it's the second escape from the
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six months. police say they are expanding the search area, having they have new reason to believe he is not in this town. david? we turn next this evening to johnny manziel, making a court appearance. he's facing a misdemeanor assault charge, after an altercation with his ex-girlfrie ex-girlfriend. it's his latest trouble. he's been cut by the browns and by two agents. our matt gutman caught up with him at the white house earlier today. >> reporter: so, what do you think? going to apologize for what happened? what about rehab, johnny? are you going to go to rehab? considering it? >> manziel's lawyer says he will plead not guilty. next this evening, to alarming developments in the investigation into prince's death. our abc minneapolis station now reporting that perk set was found in his system, although the coroner's report has not been wrae leased. and there are new details about the medical intervention that people close to the performer were trying to arrange.
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minneapolis again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, new reports coming out about prince's death. abc affiliate kstp hearing from law enforcement sources close to the investigation that the pain killer percocet was found in prince's system, and that the singer's red blood cell count was low. doctors say percocet is a medication that can do more than just numb pain. it is also give patients a high, and because of that, is considered high risk for addiction. >> they like that feeling of overall well-being or euphoria. ♪ >> reporter: the midwest medical examiner's office saying they haven't released any information about prince's cause of death to anyone yet, including law enforcement. but the singer's inner circle was reportedly trying to get him help for an addition to painkillers. the night before he died, they called in a california doctor, dr. howard kornfeld. kornfeld's lawyer says he rushed his son andrew, a pre-med student who works at his clinic, on a red eye to minneapolis. carrying with him a drug used to
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treatment addiction with withdrawal. >> not typically common to transport any medications across state line. >> reporter: david, tonight, many asking why prince didn't go to a treatment clinic nearby, because one of the top centers in the country is right here in minneapolis, a city which clearly loved him and where he lived. david? >> eva pilgrim, thank you. next tonight, e-cigarettes to be regulated now, for the very first time. now being treated like other tobacco products, requiring review before they go on the market and barring sales to children under 18. last year, e-cigarette sales reached $3.5 billion and they are especially popular with teenagers. the regulations take effect in 90 days. and a final salute tonight to the oldest veteran of world war ii. frank livingston from louisiana, enlisted after the bombing of pearl harbor. last december, laying a wreath at the memorial in washington. livingston was 110 years old. there is still much more ahead on "world news t
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new clues in the church mystery. the woman preparing to teach an exercise class. the suspect dressed in s.w.a.t. gear. what we've learned this evening. also, these words from scientists studying the san andreas fault. they say, quote, it's locked, loaded and ready to roll what they are now predicting, coming up here tonight. also, take a look at this video coming in. the large wave striking without warning, taking out this boat and everyone onboard. we'll have more in just a moment. and prince harry opening up tonight about something we haven't heard him talk about before. something about his mother, princess diana, and his hope tonight.
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bevers. investigators say multiple puncture wounds on her head and chest are consistent with the weapon being carried by this person. the mother of three was setting up for her early morning class at this church in midlothian, nearly three years ago. her students arrived for class and found her body. police zeroing in on the suspect's unusual walk. bevers husband, appealing to the public for help. >> i can't tell if the person is a man or a woman, but if you look at the mannerisms, how they walk, i mean, there's something very distinctive there. >> reporter: police say the murderer may have been tracking her movements on social media, and may have even used a cell phone to photograph or record the victim and the murderous act. david, those warrants also suggest mrs. bevers and her husband may have been having financial and marital problems. david? >> linzie, thank you. when we come bac
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times. one person onboard thrown into the water. surfers and other boaters rocked by that powerful wave. no one was hurt. prince harry opening up about his mother tonight. he was 12 years old when princess diana died in that car accident. he now reveals to "people" magazine losing her left, quote, a gaping hole in his family and the world. he admits he doesn't have many memories left still of her, but that she inspires him to help others and harry says he just wants to make his mother proud. firefighters to the rescue in california. a helmet cam showing the moment a firefighter pulls four kittens from a burning home. they'd been trapped under a pile of wood. >> hey, chief? found two victims. >> all four kittens had been covered in foam. not hurt. and you can hear them there. firefighters using bottled water to rinse them off before reuniting them with their mother. when we come back here tonight, who said teenagers can't make an extraordinary difference? ♪
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>> reporter: more than 1,200 students, even the teachers. ♪ >> it's things like that that bring the school more together. ♪ >> reporter: all on a zero dollar budget. ♪ my love is >> reporter: and all captured by a student and a camera in that chair, going backwards. some came owes, too. >> oh, hey, guys, how is it going? >> reporter: the indiana pacers. the school, raising $15,000 and counting for pediatric care. ♪ be strong >> now, everyone knows what high school students are capable of. ♪ i still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ >> teenagers making a difference. thank you for watching on a thursday night. i'm david muir. i hope to s
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