tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC January 27, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm EST
>> tammy: have a great night. tonight, the no-show. five days to iowa, and donald trump says no to fox news. he says he will not appear in their debate. taking aim at the moderator, meg begin kelly. what she's now saying tonight. and, the statement from donald trump released just moments ago, revealing his own special event. also breaking tonight, the tornado touching down. multiple reported twisters. the woman in her car, thrown to the other side of the interstate. the standoff with the militia suddenly turning deadly. the shootout. an armed rancher killed. we're on the scene tonight. the abc news exclusive. we take you inside the jail, the urgent manhunt for three dangerous fugitives who escaped. one described as hannibal leger the. and just coming in, word of an air scare this evening. the american airlines flight, the crew stricken. passengers feeling faint.
and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night. and we begin with breaking developments in the race for 2016. donald trump saying he will not show up athe fox news debate and just moments ago, revealing what he will do instead. trump announcing he will hold his own event for veterans. members of trump's family will be with him. all of this comes after his heated feud with fox news and moderator megyn kelly. kelly not backing down, and what she's saying tonight. and the big question this evening, will this help him, could it hurt him among iowa voters? a new poll out tonight shows trump in the lead in iowa. abc's tom llamas leading us off from the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump in full renegade moment. mode. predicting without him, no one will watch tomorrow's debate on fox news. >> they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. >> reporter: part of trump's problem? fox anchor and debate moderator, megyn kelly. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third rate reporter. i think she frankly is not good
and i think they could do a lot better than megyn kelly. >> reporter: their bad blood started with this question at the first debate. you you. >> you called women you don't like disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> no, it wasn't. for the record. it was well beyond rosie o'donnell. >> yes, i'm sure it was. >> reporter: as tomorrow's debate approached, trump hinted he might not go. >> do you really think she can be fair at a debate? >> reporter: fox news responded with this snarky statement -- "we learned from a secret back channel that the ayatollah and putin both intend to treat donald trump unfairly. trump has his own secret plan to replace the cabinet with his twitter followers. just hours later, at a news conference, trump's fury in full frame. the gop front-runner, e vice rating fox news, kelly and her boss, roger ailes. >> when they sent out the wise guy press releases a little
person, along with roger ailes, i said, bye-bye. >> reporter: on her show, megyn kelly not backing down. >> the truth is, he doesn't get to control the media. >> reporter: and filmmaker michael moore, a staunch liberal, siding with kelly and fox news. >> you have done something that jeb bush, chris christie, rubio, cruz, none of them have been able to do, which is to essentially brain him, make him run. >> can we move on from the trump situation? >> reporter: this morning, trump not ready to move on, tweeting -- "i refuse to call megyn kelly a bimbo because that would not be politically correct. instead, i will only call her a lightweight reporter." the kelly/trump relationship, not always so toxic. a lot of love on display in 2011, when kelly interviewed trump about his plans to host his own candidate's forum. >> do you really think you're a better moderator than i am? wouldn't even be close.
>> reporter: today, kelly saying she still thinks trump will show tomorrow. >> i'll be surprised if he doesn't come. i know he says he doesn't want to. but i'll really be surprised. >> reporter: trump's closest rival, senator ted cruz, smelling blood in the water, saying trump's decision to skip the debate amounts to skipping out on a job interview with iowa voters. >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> reporter: the texas senator now challenging trump to debate him one-on-one. >> we'll do 90 minutes. lincoln douglas. mano a mano. >> reporter: trump tweeting okay. can we do it in canada? >> and tom llamas live with iowa tonight. tom, a lot of talk, would there be an empty podium tomorrow night. fox news now saying they will remove it. but you've been talking to the trump campaign. are they at all worried that this could hurt them by not showing up? >> reporter: no, david, they're not.
that their supporters will understand why donald trump had to make this decision. the campaign says that trump wrote the book, "the art of the deal" and this debate was a bad deal. this said, he's taking more heat tonight. senator john mccain tonight, critical of the event that trump is hosting in place of the debate, saying "i wish he were not using a veterans event as a way to further his own political agenda." david? >> tom llamas, thank you. and with just five days to iowa, the republicans not the only ones with a debate controversy on their hands tonight. on the democratic side, a push for a new debate right before new hampshire. governor martin o'malley says he's in. hillary clinton's camp says she's in if bernie is. but bernie sanders, his answer, he's considering it. and look at this tonight. the new poll showing sanders edging out clinton in iowa. last night's poll had clinton barely ahead. which proves this evening what the campaigns already now. this is all about turnout. and here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: a rare break from the campaign trail for bernie sanders.
wants to replace. >> the president and i discussed this morning a number of issues. foreign policy issues. domestic issues. occasionally a little bit of politics. >> reporter: the meeting comes just after president obama seemed to tilt toward hillary clinton in an interview with politico. >> she can govern and she can start here day one more experience than any non-vice president has ever been who aspires to this office. >> reporter: clinton took that as an endorsement, but sanders dismissed suggestions he's leaning toward his former secretary of state. >> i think he and the vice president have tried to be fair and even-handed in the process. >> reporter: but as the race tightens, clinton is playing the obama card. >> i don't think president obama gets the credit he deserves. >> reporter: campaigning at a bowling alley in adel, iowa, mrs. clinton took time to sign an excuse letter for this high school student.
that is so cute. >> reporter: but even here, there are signs of bernie sanders' rise. this woman, a hillary supporter, says she may jump ship. so, what's the chance that you change your mind on monday night? it could happen? >> 51 to 49. >> she'll be getting a call after that interview tonight. jon karl live in iowa. jon, how likely is it there's going to be another democratic debate right before new hampshire? >> reporter: well, i think it's going to happen, david. the bernie sanders campaign tells me they're considering it. they say that they want to have more debates. and i've got to say, it is a real sign of how concerned hillary clinton is about bernie sanders' rise, that she's the one now first agreeing to an added debate. >> that she'd be willing to debate again. jon karl live with us again. jon, thank you. we're going to turn to the extreme weather at this hour. florida taking a beating. multiple tornadoes reported in broward county, including an ef-1. winds up to 100 miles per hour. dramatic images, the moment of
a tractor trailer flipping over. cars peopled on top of one another. people hiding beneath underpasses. a woman inside her car as it was thrown across the highway. authorities saying tonight it was a miracle that no one tied. and abc's phillip mena is on the scene. >> reporter: tornado warnings just after 9:00 a.m. >> why don't we get under the bridge, kyle? >> reporter: kyle mcafee and his father in their truck, caught in the middle of it. >> we're in the tornado. >> reporter: nowhere to go. taking refuge under this overpass. winds up to 100 miles an hour, tearing through the college campus nearby. >> there was like a tidal wave of clouds and water. >> reporter: this was the scene when it was over. a car dropped on top of another. this truck flipped on its side. roofs shredded off buildings nearby. trees downed. >> i seen that tree just snap like it was a toothpick. i'm still shaken up. i mean, i didn't even know which way to go. >> reporter: back on that highway, this car lifted right
the driver still inside. >> that was the one minor injury that we had. so, we're very fortunate. >> reporter: and david, you can see what the storm did to this gated community. trees ripped out of the ground, and that roof behind me, partially blown off. and david, tonight, families here are bracing for more severe weather. >> more severe weather in southern florida on tap. phillip, thank you. also tonight, we are following a developing headline, a midair mystery on board an american airlines flight headed from london to los angeles, turning back, making an emergency landing when a flight attendant collapsed, passengers and crew suddenly feeling faint. abc's david kerley covers aviation for us. >> reporter: with a flight attendant collapsing in the i'll aisel, and other crew members and passengers falling ill, the l.a.-bound american airlines flight returned to london to flashing lights and emergency vehicles. members of the band race for horizon were onboard. >> she just literally fainted.
it was crazy. i've never witnessed anything like that. >> reporter: then others started falling ill around the band member. american airlines says two passengers complained and london officials say four crew members were lightheaded. all were released. london firefighters checked the inside of that aircraft, the luggage was taken off the boeing 777. no detection of a substance. so, david, it's still a mystery why those people became lightheaded. >> david kerley tonight, thank you. we move on now to oregon, and to a deadly showdown after a nearly month-long standoff with armed millitiamilitia, taking over a federal building there. overnight, a deadly gun fight at an intersection. one dead, eight arrested. the suspects in court late today. and late word coming in tonight that the group's leader is now urging the remaining protesters who are digging in, to go home. abc's neal karlinsky on the scene. >> reporter: tonight, the traffic stop that ended with eight oregon militants in custody and one shot dead is being seen as a rallying cry. >> i'm disgusted, i'm heartbroken.
>> reporter: lavoy finicum was one of the group's most vocal leaders, at once, armed and easygoing. relatives claim he was murdered in cold blood with his hands in the air. his picture spreading online as a hero in the patriot movement. police will say little about the traffic stop in which occupation leaders can been seen handcuffed on the ground. at some point, one militia member was wounded and finicum was shot and killed. at least one alleged witness saying finicum charged at police. >> there doesn't have to be bloodshed in our community. >> reporter: rather than ending the occupation, the remaining 40 or so inside the compound have dug in. many refusing to back down. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it, so, it depends on what you believe. >> reporter: the eight arrested face serious federal charges, but the bigger question tonight is whether still more force will be used to end this occupation once and for all. david?
we have breaking news now on that manhunt in california. arrests made late today in the case of those three fugitives on the run, considered dangerous after breaking free. tying bed sheets to rappel down the building. the reward has been quadrupled. and abc's kayna whitworth with late developments, coming in now. >> reporter: tonight, abc news, the first inside the maximum security prison where ththe dangerous inmates escaped and are one the run for a sixth day. the arrests not of the suspects themselves. are these people that the justice system is familiar with already? >> yes. >> reporter: here's the roof where authorities say they cut through barbed wire and rappelled down, using that rope made from bed sheets. court documents obtained by abc news are shedding new light on the elaborate escape. >> obviously was calculating a way to get out of this jail, now that we've seen what's happened. >> reporter: authorities say they sawed through a door to the plumbing system. then fashioned a rope sling so they could pull themselves up
noticed? still unexplained. hossein nayeri's alleged crimes of attempted murder and torture well documented. jonathan teiuiu and bac duong accused of murder and attempted murder with strong gang ties. the sheriff told me when this jail was build 50 years ago, it hawesed mainly lesser criminals. today, 70% of the inmates are accused of felonies. david? >> kayna whitworth on the case again tonight. now, to the backlash against walmart this evening. we reported here they are now closing more than 100 stores across the country, but this evening, the families in one town saying walmart forced other businesses out and now they're leaving? abc's steve osunsami in north carolina. >> reporter: in the tiny coastal town of orietta, north carolina, they feel cheated by walmart. >> they don't care about rural america. >> reporter: renee ireland smith took us to what's left of her family's grocery store that was forced to close in october after
compete with walmart's every day low prices. she learned just two weeks ago that the walmart here is closing, too. >> we were fine as a town before they got here. but now we're broken. >> reporter: her anger is shared across america. 269 stores are closing for business reasons. more than 100 of them in our nation's smallest communities. that now have no nearby grocery stores or pharmacies. in fairfield, alabama, city leaders wonder how they'll pay the bills. walmart was 35% of the tax base. >> walmart puts a stronghold on any city when they come into that neighborhood and they tend to drive that little boy out of business all the time. >> reporter: the retailer sails even with today's action, walmart will continue to invest in its future. with plans to open more than 300 stores worldwild over the coming year. but only half of those new stores will be here in the u.s. this one closes tomorrow. david? >> steve, thank you. now, to indiana tonight, the
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