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tonight, breaking news. the new hurricane threat. three storms on the march west, but all eyes on that one in the middle, hurricane maria. devastated islands back in the crosshairs. our rob marciano with the new advisory just in. plus, return to ruins. our reporter with the caravan into the keys. the hardest-hit area, open for the first time. what residents are coming back to. and the dire warning from officials. acid attack. four young women, all boston college students, studying abroad. waiting for a train in france, when suddenly they're sprayed in the face with acid. and, ferris wheel fall.
a carnival worker trying to free children stuck on a ride, losing his balance. the terrifying moments and rescue, all caught on camera. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with the latest weather threat and a new hurricane. hurricane maria, moving towards the caribbean, along with puerto rico. one of three storms churning in t the athletic. forecasters and millions of americans up and down the east coast, keeping a watchful eye on the possible track. images from irma still so fresh. let's get right to rob marciano, who is now on his way to puerto rico.
at a category 3 storm come wednesday. it's developing rapidly, category 1 with 75-mile-an-hour winds. it will be a category 2, monday into tuesday. watches and warnings for the same islands that were hit by irma. and jose, just off the coast of the carolinas. and will be close enough to the northeast shoreline with tropical storm watches for winds over 40 or 50 miles. could be a stormy tuesday across the northeast. tom? >> let's go back to hurricane maria. the path looks similar to irma, but a different type of
for the u.s.? >> reporter: our computer models hint it may go out to sea. but the entire east coast needs to keep a watchful eye on this. >> rob, thank you. the new hurricane bearing down on the caribbean, as residents still reeling from the damage from previous storms. scrambling for food, water, and power. david wright reports from st. martin. >> reporter: tonight, the caribbean is bracing for its second major hurricane in two weeks. for some islands, an unprecedented blow. i mean, wow, look at this. on st. martin, we saw firsthand the devastation that irma caused. these are sizable yachts, and yet to the storm they might as well have been tinker toys. on this dock alone, millions of dollars in damage. many on the island have no
power, no clean water, and no gas for the generators. relief supplies are getting in -- >> you're a strong man. >> reporter: but the demand is huge. the idea of facing another hurricane with no roof overhead is not very enticing. jeffrey sochran is an american we met who lives on st. martin. we caught him by phone again today. >> any type of rain, any type of wind that we have as a result of maria will devastate those that are already devastated further. >> reporter: the exodus that began on these islands after irma has now kicked into overdrive. but for many, it's too late. on st. croix, ashley bouzianis and her family are getting out. >> in an hour, the remainder of the flights sold out. there was nothing left as of last night. r
>> we are going to make it through now. we're strong people. we will rise again. >> reporter: this tropical paradise is becoming a living hell. david wright, abc news, st. martin. >> thank you. now to the florida keys. some residents returning to ruins today. many getting their first opportunity to witness the extent of the hurricane damage there. the stunning losses coming into vivid focus for so many tonight. victor oquendo is there. >> reporter: tonight, a heartbreaking homecoming for thousands, seeing the utter devastation up close for the first time. >> the displaced lining up for miles, authorities reopening the florida keys today from marathon to key west, fema warning, basically every house there was impacted. we drove in with dean madison, just one of many terrified he's lost everything. >> that whole corner of the house came off. >> reporter: debris everywhere, the entire side of his home ripped off, the kitchen exposed.
bedroom suite. that was a deck off the bedroom. >> reporter: inside dean's home, a wasteland, the living room blown apart. his bedroom gone, its insulation blown out. as you look above, houses battered, roofs ripped off. those two stayed behind, suffering in 90 degree heat without air conditioning, water, or electricity. and more than 600,000 throughout the state. >> we should have evacuated. we thought we would be okay. >> reporter: officials warning those returning, the florida keys are a virtual war zone. >> bring your supplies. bring your water. it's going to get worse in the next few days, be self
>> reporter: what's left behind, a solemn reminder of the long road ahead. >> victor joins us live. we know you're in front of a home that's been absolutely devastated. officials telling residents they're on their own. how long can they expect to be living that way? >> reporter: for some who came home, that process will take longer with their homes destroyed. but electricity is expected back in the next couple of days. next to louisiana, a strong possibility that two deadly shootings were racially motivated. here's adrian bankert. >> reporter: two men ambushed, randomly shot dead in the street. tonight, investigators now say it's possible the murders were racially motivated. police stress they're looking into other motives, but confirm they're questioning kenneth gleason, calling him a person of interest. the 23-year-old in custody on drug charges.
to those two shootings. >> reporter: authorities in baton rouge say it all started tuesday. a homeless man, bruce coefield, is killed. two days later, and just five miles away, donald smart is gunned down while walking to work at a cafe near lsu. >> i just got out of my car and i heard about 10 to 11 shots. >> reporter: authorities say shell casings found at both crime scenes were a match. and in both cases, the shooter got out of his car, firing on the victims multiple times. family members of donald smart, describing the father of three as hard-working. >> it's mind-boggling for somebody to take a person's life like that. he was a good man. >> reporter: tom, gleason has not appeared in court yet on those drug charges. for a city still healing from violence from just one year ago, a black man killed by police, and three white officers assassinated -- this story is painfully familiar. tom? >> adrienne, thank you. let's head overseas, what we're learning tonight
subway bombing in london. new video that has just come in. and the arrest of a second suspect in the attack. here's ian pannell. >> reporter: tonight, a second arrest made after that subway bombing suggesting the attacker wasn't acting alone. a 21-year-old man taken by police just before midnight. aerial footage showing police securing a home just a few hundred feet from heathrow airport. >> he was arrested on suspicion of being concerned with an act of terrorism. >> reporter: tonight, he's being questioned in london. police connecting the teenager's arrest to this operation hours earlier. officers sweeping into this neighborhood in southwest
neighbors given just two minutes to leave for safety as police came in. >> i was really scared. >> reporter: surveillance showing a man leaving a house later raided by police, carrying the same type of shopping bag used to hide the bomb. abc news learning the device detonated, injuring 30, containcontai containcontai contained tatp. it's a highly unstable compound being used in terror attacks before, from paris to brussels. including the manchester concert bombing that killed 22. so tonight, the terror threat level has been lowered from critical to severe. which means police think another attack is highly likely. as commuters plan to ride the same trains going to work and school tomorrow. tom? >> thankyo
york city tonight, in advance of his first address to the united nations coming up on tuesday. issues like climate change and north korea taking center stage, as leaders gather for the annual u.n. general assembly. gloria riviera near trump tower tonight. >> reporter: tonight, president trump arriving in new york ahead of his first u.n. general assembly meeting after a flurry of tweets earlier today. retweeting this doctored video appearing to show trump hitting a golf ball into hilary clinton's back, causing her to fall, from an account that has posted antisemitic comments in the past. tonight, no comment from the white house. trump also tweeting about his call with south korea's president on north korea's recent missile launch. asked him how rocket man is doing. long lines forming in north korea. too bad! the two leaders will meet at the u.n., which trump has called,
talk and have a good time. trump known for his america first platform is calling for significant reform at the u.n., which advocates a world first agenda. the u.s. bankrolls 25% of the u.n.'s budget. trump wants that slashed. as the president prepares to address 193 nations, top on the agenda, how to handle north korea's series of missile launches. and that nuclear test, its biggest yet. >> so you are saying that if he doesn't give up his nuclear weapons the president will strike? >> he's been very clear about that, all options are on the table. >> rpeorter: the paris climate agreement is also expected to be discussed. today the white house addressing a recent report suggesting the president may not withdraw after all. >> so it is possible the u.s. will stay in if you can get a new agreement? >> if there is agreement that benefits the american people, certainly. >> and gloria riviera joins us live. we know the president will be there, but there are some key players who will not be attending this meeting? >> reporter: we do not anticipate seeing either russia or
both leaders so key in applying pressure on north korea, but the president will not have the ability to make his case for them. >> thank you. tonight, we're also monitoring developments out of st. louis. after several evenings of protest, and arrests. kenneth moton is there. >> reporter: tonight, st. louis on edge. a third night of protests shutting down the heart of the city. this weekend, violent clashes with police. in n more than 40 arrested. storefronts, destroyed. even the mayor's house vandalized with paint, and attacked with rocks. the violence, sparked by a judge's decision friday to acquit white police officer jason stockley in the 2011 killing of a black man, lamar smith. the protests in this city have been peaceful during the day.
but at night, these demonstrators go home and police say a small group of troublemakers moves in. in this popular shopping district, businesses like eleanor ruder's 30-year-old art gallery are replacing broken windows. >> i'm going to take care of it. >> reporter: tonight, members of the community are understanding about the protests, but not the violence. >> they have a right to protest. but it has nothing to do with the small businesses. >> reporter: tom, peaceful protesters say the point is to disrupt to bring attention. tomorrow, they plan to march and shut down streets during the morning and evening commutes. >> thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. a carnival worker, trying to save two children from a ride, losing his footing. it's all caught on camera. plus, four college students strayed with acid in the face. a suspect now in
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tonight, the dream he never gave up on. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: may, 2011. army captain greg galeazzi was nearing the end of his deployment in afghanistan. he was on his way back to camp from patrol. >> walking down the road, out of nowhere, just hit by a roadside bomb. >> reporter: his legs were blown off, his right arm nearly severed. no medic to help to treat him, or give him painkillers. >> it felt like i got hit by a wrecking ball. the only thing i could do was scream. >> reporter: that was just the beginning of what he calls the nightmare. the constant pain, the shock of loss of limbs. >> i entered one of the darkest periods of my life, wondering if i will ever be happy again. do i want to live anymore? >> reporter: little by little, he regained his strength, physical and mental. even before he was wounded, he'd decided to become a doctor, now inspired by his caregivers, he resolved to.
in class, he met his now fiance, jasmine. galeazzi was discharged from the army in 2015 and kept studying. last year, he was accepted by harvard medical school. a few weeks ago, he began his first year. at 31, the oldest in his class. >> i've had some of the most amazing, fulfilling and enriching experiences in my life since my injury. i found that i still had a lot to give. >> reporter: galeazzi says his nightmare is now behind him. today, his dreams realized. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> tonight, we salute greg for his amazing comeback. and we thank you for watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night.
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