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as we come on tonight, word of a tornado on the ground. the pictures coming in. >> here is the tornado right here. >> meteorologists warning of its power and size, after 15 reported twisters already. the monster tornado a quarter mile wide. winds up to 130 miles per hour. the drivers who nearly slammed into it. millions at risk tonight. also breaking, the hunt for the fugitive in the east. the moment police get word he could be in the area, and what happens next. our correspondent on the scene. major developments tonight in the race for the white house. donald trump and what he now says about raising taxes. and what did he mean by this about women? >> the women get it better than we do, folks. >> and new tonight, house speaker paul ryan says he will step down as chairman of the convention if asked. and the new science tonight. is it really a facelift in a
bottle? you'll see the before and the after right here tonight. good evening. and as we come on tonight, reports of yet another monster of a tornado on the ground right now. a tornado emergency has been declared as a twister now heads to more populated areas in parts of oklahoma. also, this massive tornado already, moving across northeast colorado. the drivers in those cars dwarfed by the tornado's size. an ef-2. winds easily more than 100 miles per hour. first tonight, the warning to shelter in place in hickel and roth, oklahoma, with watches in effect in three states now. meteorologist rob marciano with the new eest word, but abc's kaa whitworth. >> reporter: meteorologist damon lane warning viewers to take cover. >> continues to make its way closer and closer to i-35.
>> reporter: live choppers showing destruction. this latest twitter part of the same system that brought these terrifying scenes to the plains. near the small town of wray, colorado, the storms dropping a tornado that looks like it's made in hollywood. >> it's coming down. >> reporter: going from a thin streak to a quarter-mile wide monster. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: stormchaser gabe cox on it from the beginning. >> it was probably the most amazing tornado we have seen. >> reporter: tracking more than eight miles, an ef-2 with 130 mile-an-hour winds. then it stops. a wall of wind and dirt spinning in place. debris somersaulting across the road. gabe telling us he used those white clouds hundreds of feet up as a guide to stay safe. >> as long as we were outside of that and the wall cloud, there was no real risk. >> reporter: the storms flattened homes, flipped
trailers and tangled power lines. five people injured. >> and kayna whitworth with us live tonight. that tornado emergency, kayna, of course, means a large and destructive cornet toe on the ground right now. what are they telling people in the area? >> reporter: yeah, david, right now, first of all, we got a lot of reports of extensive damage. and they are telling people in roth and hickory county to take cover. many of them having to run to these underground shelters just like this one, in order to survive the storm. david? >> we know the people who live in those parts of oklahoma know to take this seriously. kayna, thank you. and you're tracking this as well, tonight, rob. >> reporter: yeah, from the damage i've seen, she's right. if they have a storm shelter, that's their best bet tonight. the one storm that we're zeroed in now is southeast of oklahoma by about an hour. you see it blasting there. half a dozen tornado warnings happening right now, and the one that has done the most damage, south and east of oklahoma city. at times, has been rain-wrapped,
so, that means it is difficult to see and as night comes on us, that's going to make it even more dangerous. we have tornado warnings all the way up to lincoln, nebraska. this is the area of concern tonight. gets into little rock into the overnight hours. damaging wind, large hail and obviously tornadoes. and a bet of a break tomorrow, david, but another threat on thursday. very anxious times. >> you'll see on this, rob, thank you. next, to the race for the white house tonight, and major developments there. did donald trump flip-flop on taxes? and the battle for the republican party now. trump saying he's willing to go it alone if some gop leaders do not rally to support him. tonight, house speaker paul ryan saying he'll step aside as the party's convention chief, this summer, if trump wants him to. a big meeting between trump and ryan planned for thursday. meanwhile tonight, hillary clinton pushing forward with the general election. today, trying to wreech out to swing voters who have gone either way in previous years. in this case, today, suburban women.
abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail for us tonight. >> reporter: tonight, house speaker paul ryan says he's willing to step aside as chairman of the republican convention. ryan saying it's donald trump's show, donald trump's rules. >> he's the nominee. i'll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention. >> reporter: ryan now also seeming to soften his tone after declaring he wasn't ready to endorse trump. >> i never said never. i just said at this point. i wish i had more time to get to know him before this happened. i didn't, but we just didn't. >> reporter: but trump telling george, his focus is not on the gop, but on winning. >> does the party have to be together? does it have to be unified? i'm very different than everybody else, perhaps, that's ever run for office. i actually don't think so. >> reporter: trump now further alarming republican leaders with what sounds like a flip-flop on taxes. after promising to lower taxes on everyone, including the rich, trump now telling george this. >> bottom line, do you want taxes on the wealthy to go up or down?
>> they will go up a little bit. and they may go up, you know. >> but they're going down in your plan. >> no, no. in my plan they're going down, but by the time it's negotiated, they'll go up. >> reporter: today, trump trying to clarify, saying wealthy americans will get a tax cut, but just how much is open to negotiation? >> they're still going to pay less than they pay now. i'm not talking about increasing from this point. i'm talking about increasing from my tax proposal. >> reporter: with some complaining trump is sounding more like a democrat, "snl's" church lady letting loose. >> you know, it's interesting times in america, right? and now we've landed on the exciting presidential match-up between a godless liberal democrat and hillary clinton. >> reporter: clinton now trying to build a solid lead among those key swing voters, meeting with suburban moms today in virginia. >> oh, my gosh, thank you! >> reporter: she's trying to ignore trump's attacks tying her to her husband's sex scandals. >> and hillary was an enabler and she treated these women horribly. just remember this and some of
those women were destroyed, not by him, but by the way that hillary clinton treated them after everything went down. >> reporter: it didn't stop there. >> all of the men, we're petrified to speak to women anymore. we may raise our voice. you know what? the women get it better than we do folks, you know what? they get it better than we do. >> reporter: clinton today refusing to respond. >> and i have been very clear that a lot of his -- a lot of his rhetoric is not only reckless, it's dangerous. >> hillary clinton's response today. tom llamas with us live tonight and tom, donald trump now searching for a rub running mate, of course, but marco rubio making it clear he's not interested? >> reporter: david, recently, trump spoke in glowing terms about senator rubio, but today, rubio said he doesn't even want to be considered. that he still has reservations about trump's campaign and many concerns about his policiepolic. david? >> tom llamas on the campaign trail again tonight. as always, thanks, tom.
we turn now to new developments this evening in a hunt for a fugitive here in the east. an escaped prisoner with a violent past. a week on the run. he was last seen last night in these images at a highway rest stop, where police say he agreed to saturday render. but he slipped away again, until this afternoon, when they finally got word where he could be. abc's gio benitez on the moment where they zeroed in and they nabbed him. >> reporter: tonight, the dramatic images. police searching the woods in southern new jersey, then scrambling as they get word their man has been spotted. they rush to their cars. 38-year-old arthur buckel captured nearby. you can see an officer snapping a photo of the convicted felon. the intense manhunt started eight days ago, buckel escaping from prison. he was serving a sentence for aggravated assault and burglary, and was previously convicted of manslaughter in 1996. the morning after the escape, he's spotted on surveillance video at a cvs store 45 miles away. then this weekend, police
negotiate a surrender with buckel's family at a rest stop. buckel shows up, spotted on this surveillance camera, but flees before the police arrive. the manhunt kicked back into high gear, ending with buckel back in handcuffs. and david, buckel was up for parole in just two weeks. now, he could serve an extra three to five years behind bars. david? >> gio benitez with us tonight. gio, thank you. next, to maryland this evening, a federal security officer ordered held would bond after alleged shooting spree. he was in court today, accused of killing his estranged wife and then two other people, while trying to steal cars. police finally capturing him in this parking lot, and tonight we've learned, he may not have gone very far, because he lost his glasses while struggling with one of his victims, and authorities say he simply could not see. next tonight, to a legal showdown this evening between the federal government now and the state of north carolina over that state's controversial new transgender bathroom law. it sparked dueling protests. the federal government late
today moving forward and suing the state because they say authorities are now violating civil rights there. earlier, the state had already sued the obama administration for what they call, a quote, radical reinterpretation of the law. abc's steve osunsami is in raleigh, north carolina, tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the fight in the streets over public accommodations is moving to the courthouse. in her lawsuit, the country's top prosecutor is now asking a federal court to stop north carolina from enforcing its new law, charging that it removes protections for gay families, and keeps transgender residents out of the public restrooms they need. in her view, this is the new jim crow, sex discrimination in violation of federal civil rights law. >> they created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals. >> reporter: two hours earlier, north carolina's governor stood before cameras refusing to back down. >> i think it's time for the u.s. congress to bring clarity to our national anti-discrimination provisions. >> reporter: in his new lawsuit,
he argues that transgender americans are, quote, not a protected class under current law. meanwhile, businesses are leaving the state in protest, and the ncaa is threatening to move its games out of state. on the side, activists are taking their protest to stores -- >> i believe you are violating the law. >> reporter: -- that are accommodating transgender customers. the federal government could still play another card and refusing to give federal dollars to university of north carolina and state police, david. >> steve, thank you, again tonight. we go next north of the border, and this evening, for the first time, we are now seeing what's been left after that massive wildfire scorched some 600 square miles and it is still burning tonight. you'll remember some 90,000 people evacuating the fire, sparks flying as they left town. and now, the new images tonight from ground zero of the fire. the once thriving city of ft. mcmurray. our neal karlinsky was allowed inside that city tonight. >> reporter: inside ft. mcmurray tonight, pictures of a happy middle class life turned nightmare.
house after house incinerated. abc news was taken behind the fire lines for a first look inside this city ravaged by a firestorm. take a look. there's just nothing left here. and it's not just this one street. it goes back as far as the eye can see. block after block, homes just leveled. tonight, officials say this could be the most expensive north american fire in 45 years, with a price tag as much as $7 billion. 1,600 homes and buildings were lost, but officials stress 80% of the homes are still standing. little consolation for tens of thousands living in shelters or hotels with no idea what the future holds. >> all i thought is, dear lord, if you can get my children safe, then i don't care. >> reporter: tonight, firefighters continue working this blaze around the clock, especially with helicopters dropping bucketloads like that one over there. they expect this fire to keep burning for months. david? >> neal karlinsky with us from
canada again this evening. back here at home tonight, and to ferguson, missouri, the city in turmoil after the shooting death of michael brown. tonight, a new police chief sworn in. a high little regarded veteran of the miami police department taking charge of a nearly all-white force that patrols a majority african-american community. next tonight, to the mystery surrounding america's newest powerball winner. and here are the first clues. that person bought two tickets, one for the wednesday drawing, and one for the saturday drawing, both times using the same numbers. and it was saturday that paid off. here's abc's linzie janis from new jersey. >> reporter: some of the folks who shop at this neighborhood 7-eleven say they're pretty sure they know who purchased the golden ticket. >> i buy right in back of her sometimes, i'm right in back of her. >> reporter: today, lottery officials appealing to the mystery buyer to come forward. >> i want them to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place. >> reporter: all we know that she or her purchased the lucky
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