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thursday. high up to 87, warm, humid on friday with a thunderstorm possible and at 86. the lower 80's as we get into the start our memorial day weekend, guys. >> wow. >> so, can't believe it's here. we've got the showers monday, tuesday and then we clear out by wednesday. >> that sounds good. >> thank you melissa. >> you can find the seven-day forecast an live look at storm m tracker6 on our web site go to 6abc.com/weather. >> abc's world news sunday is next here on channel6 and don't miss "action news" at 10:00 on phl17 tonight. then we are right back here again on 6abc at 11 o'clock. >> now for melissa magee jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. see you back here at 11 o'clock. >> ♪
>> thank you. and again, abc news has just confirmed the suspect in the shooting has been killed by police. next, the race for 2016. new poll numbers revealing just how close the contest has become. the abc news/"washington post" poll, out today, showing donald trump with a two-point advantage over hillary clinton among registered voters. an 11-point swing since march. the neck and neck polling coming as they're trading tough talk about guns. and bernie sanders says don't count him out yet. here's david wright. >> reporter: donald trump says he's coming up fast, according to the new poll. the brash billionaire closing a nine-point gap to overtake hillary clinton by a nose. >> i call her crooked hillary. >> reporter: they squared off this weekend over the issue of guns. >> he's talking about more guns
in our schools, more hatred and division in our streets. >> i don't want to have guns in classrooms, although in some cases, some teachers should have guns. >> reporter: today, trump took the new numbers in stride. >> i think we'll do even better than that. >> reporter: the new poll shows trump and clinton to be the most unpopular candidates ever to run. more than two-thirds of voters have an unfavorable view of broet. that's why democrat bernie sanders told george he's sticking around. >> i don't want to see the american people voting for the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: hillary clinton has already crowned herself. >> i am going to be the nominee. >> senator clinton is jumping the gun a little bit. >> reporter: last night, the season finale of "snl" imagined sanders as the guy hanging out at the bar too long. >> i'm sorry, but the night is over. >> no, no, it's not over.
it's not over until i say it's over. >> reporter: sanders insists he still has a pathway to victory, and he's made it clear he plans to stay in the race through the end of primary season. in about three weeks' time. according to the new poll, he has the most positive rating of the three of them. tom? >> thank you. and next to the deepening mystery around egyptair flight 804. more pieces of debris discovered today, but still no sign of the black boxs. that could help determine where ch why the plane disappeared from radar. and whether it was aircraft malfunction or terrorism that could be to blame. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: tonight as debris and personal belongings are being scooped off surface of the mediterranean, the search begins beneath it. france moving this sub hunting ship into place tonight. its mission now to locate something else in the depths, the wreckage of flight 804. and egypt's president saying his navy is deploying a sub, capable
of scanning the depths at up to 10,000 feet. how big is the search area? >> around 60-something kilometers. >> reporter: a radius of 66 kilometers, means the search area is massive. over 5,000 square miles, or about the size of the state of connecticut. today the pentagon announcing its p-3 planes flying round the clock sorties over the area, using those sophisticated sensors, have so far detected 100 pieces of debris. those warped seats, perforated handbags and smashed paneling suggest the violence with which the plane broke apart. during the final minutes of the flight, multiple smoke sensors going off. including in the bathroom and just below the cockpit. it could indicate catastrophic mechanical error, or terrorism. >> in my view, it's highly likely because of the amount of effort that isis and al qaeda have put, over the last few years, into trying to develop an undetectable bomb.
>> we've examined the overhead intelligent and manifests. we haven't come up with any hard evidence of terrorism as of yet. >> reporter: the voice talking to air traffic control, eerily cheerful. tonight hundreds gathered as his funeral. >> the human remains will be the number one priority. >> reporter: what everybody wants are answers. since not a single terrorist group has claimed responsibility, it's possible the only clues may be with the black boxes, and there are fewer than four weeks to retrieve them before they go silent. >> thank you. i want to bring in steve ganyard. we just heard that no terrorist group has claimed
responsibility. is it too early to rule that out? >> well, there is good evidence that points to a mechanical problem, but we still need to consider terror. >> if it is a mechanical catastrophe, how surprising is this for one of the most popular jet liners out there? >> it's very surprising. it's a popular airliner, very reliable. and even the mechanical theory doesn't exactly fit. you shouldn't have a fire in the nose of the airplane that brings it down. >> so many questions still. steve, thank you. and president obama has arrived in vietnam for an historic visit. he's the third president to visit vietnam. topping the agenda, shared concerns over china and security. and now to the air strike
that is believed to have taken down a top terrorist leader. the pentagon says he was at the helm of thousands of attacks. mary bruce with details of the the strike, and the new pictures coming in. >> reporter: flames and this charred car are all that's left after a u.s. airstrike targets afghan taliban leader mullah mansour. it's around 2:30 p.m. saturday in pakistan. u.s. officials say mansour is traveling in a remote region near the afghan border when multiple drones flown by u.s. special operations forces strike. mansour and a companion, riding in that car, are believed to be killed. president obama, traveling to asia on air force one, is updated by his national security team. the strike, authorized by the president, is the most aggressive u.s. military action in pakistan since the raid that killed osama bin laden. u.s. officials say mansour has been actively plotting to attack u.s. forces in afghanistan.
>> mansour posed a continuing, imminent threat. >> reporter: since taking over last year, mansour has proven himself a brutal leader. at his direction, the taliban killing thousands. refusing to join peace talks. but tonight, u.s. officials are hopeful this could pave the way for a more moderate leader. tom, while this is a window of opportunity, it's a narrow one. mansour's death will now likely welcome a power struggle, and whoever wins that battle could determine the future of the afghan peace process. tom? >> mary, thank you. meantime in iraq, residents of the city of fallujah asked to leave because of an impending strike. next tonight, drama and danger at the world's tallest
peak. a pair of climbers are dead, and two more are reportedly missing on mt. everest. here's lauren lyster. >> reporter: a desperate search is under way tonight for two hikers missing on the roof of the world. 30 more suffering severe illness from the dangerous climb. this after eric arnold and maria strydon died from altitude sickness after reaching the world's tallest peak. strydon climbing with her husband. >> a climber can develop altitude sickness anywhere on everest, and it can come on suddenly and with no warning. >> reporter: arnold was a professional climber who was attempting everest for the fifth time. he survived this avalanche last year that claimed 18 lives, and shut down the mountain. over 250 people have died trying to summit everest, but more people than ever are trying to ascend the mountain. some of them without the proper training. >> the problem with everest isn't necessarily the number of climbers, it's the experience. they feel qualified to take the
highest mountain in the world. >> reporter: at nearly 30 thousand feet, even the smallest problems can turn tragic. next, a warning tonight about the zika virus coming to america. this, according to dr. anthony falchi. saying that mosquitoes may begin infecting people in the states. more than 500 americans already have the virus, but those are travel-related. now to a monster super cell traveling across kansas. also scattering large hails in montana, and a tornado watch across five states. indra petersons, let's start with the tornado watch. >> the cold cool of air in the pacific northwest. and with that, the tornado watch extends across the plains this
evening. into tomorrow, the threat will expand all the way into minneapolis and sioux city. and watch out for damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. instability still in for the holiday weekend. now to a man recovering after a bear attacked him, biting into his head. charging so fast, he had no choice but to fight back. here's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, a miracle in the wild. after an alaskan man comes face-to-face with a full grown, brown bear. >> it was like looking the devil right in the face. >> reporter: kenny steck encountered the predator while he was filling up water bottles during a hiking trip with family in southeastern alaska. the experienced outdoorsman said he had left his bear repellant back at camp when the massive animal came charging at him. when steck lifted his leg up to protect himself, the bear clawed it.
>> i remember thinking, this thing is going to kill me. >> reporter: he tried yelling, but he says the bear crushed his shoulder blade, and put steck's head in his mouth. >> one of his fangs had gone right into his head. >> i remember the sound of it breathing, snarling. >> reporter: then, suddenly, the bear just let go and ran away. his wife and three other family members on the trip, nurses. who were able to treat his wounds right away. >> for some reason it wasn't my time to die. >> reporter: looking back, steck tells me it all happened so fast he might not have even had to time to reach for that bear spray. he just thinks he got incredibly lucky. tom? >> aditi, thank you. still ahead, a controversial new plan that could help thousands of americans like this father, desperately waiting for a kidney donation. could you soon be able to sell your organ? and later, what one driver
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finally tonight, a dream come true for one holocaust survivor who just loves singing the national anthem. the song has inspired her through many tough times. tonight, john donvan and the singer and the voice that's "america strong." ♪ oh, say can you see >> reporter: 89-year-old hermina hirsch loves to sing. especially this song. >> i love the song itself, i love it. >> reporter: her husband of 69 years says that singing has always brought hermina joy. >> this is her life, she likes to sing. >> reporter: recently, she told her family her dream, to sing the national anthem at the ballpark for her favorite team, the detroit tigers. >> the next thing you knew, my older brother took a video of her, and gave it to andrea, and she posted on social media. >> reporter: an audition, sort of.
word spread and the tigers couldn't say no. ♪ by the dawn's early light >> reporter: hermina was born in czechoslovakia. in 1944, at 17, she was locked away in the notorious nazi concentration camp, called auschwitz. she survived and built a family in america. they were there last night. 200 family and friends turned out at the ballpark to listen, and to celebrate. >> it's one of her favorite songs because she's so patriotic. because of everything she's been through and how she got here. ♪ for the land of the free >> reporter: as she hit the high note and a dream came true. ♪ and the home of the brave [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: john donvan, abc news. >> hermina hersch, 89 years young, and "america strong." "gma" first thing in the morning, david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night.
man, tonight's grand prize is huge! really huge. [ scoffs ] a trip to the walt disney world resort in florida and a trip to the new shanghai disney resort in china! china! [ scoffs ] but i can't give away a prize this big without some help. but who's big enough to help me give away this prize? ♪ a-ha! ♪ the only one who could help give away a prize this big is the main mouse himself. mickey! ♪ hey. oh, s-sorry. i thought you were someone else.