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tonight, breaking news. a direct hit. hurricane matthew strikes. the category 4 storm, deadly already. 700 miles wide. and here in the u.s. tonight, states of emergency declared in several states. massive evacuations planned. and the new track, showing it moving right up the coast, florida, the carolinas, potentially right through philly and new york. also tonight, the massive gas explosion. two homes leveled. authorities had a 22-minute warning. donald trump, after reports he might not have paid federal income taxes for nearly two decades, tonight, trump in his own words. what he says is unfair. and the vp showdown tonight. late developments. the man who showed up at the white house with a gun, shot by police. his alleged plan, and now his
fate. and the famous actor revealing his battle with cancer. tonight, the test he says he took, believing it saved his life. good evening. and we begin tonight with the monster hurricane, and its deadly impact already. and tonight, up and down the east coast, authorities are already warning americans to prepare for possible mass evacuations. look at the size of this storm on radar at this hour. tonight, a direct hit in haiti, slamming ashore at 145 miles per hour. hurricane matthew is a category 4, a massive amount of rain, rivers of mud filling the streets, and look at this. people trying to get to higher ground. tonight, the new track just in, showing the hurricane coming even closer to the american shoreline, from miami, up through charleston, wilmington to new york city. ginger zee is standing by with the timing of it all, but we begin tonight with abc's linsey davis in haiti. >> reporter: tonight, the most powerful hurricane to hit haiti
in more than 50 years is causing chaos and panic. >> this is matthew! please pray! pray for us! we are right underneath it right now! >> reporter: matthew made landfall in western haiti just after 7:00 a.m., with winds of 145 miles per hour. the category 4 storm, now 700 miles across, but traveling slowly at just 9 miles per hour. winds continue howling across the island, and the rain, devastating. at least seven have been killed in the region. this man making the dangerous decision to cross raging floodwaters. this bridge connecting the southern part of the island to the capital city collapsed. while this river threatens to destroy just another of the true bridges leading to port-au-prince. you can see the river absolutely raging. it is already 15 feet higher from where it would normally be, and still, it continues to rise. concern is so great that police have closed down this bridge so people who are in this village are unable to make it to port-au-prince by car.
the poorest country in the western hemisphere, ill-equipped to face a major hurricane. residents here still reeling from the 2010 earthquake. after the earthquake, thousands of people built their homes here on this hillside. they have no running water, no electricity. the real concern now with all this rain, mudslides. another danger? tornadoes like this one caught on camera east of here in the dominican republic. matthew's wrath now being felt in cuba as it tracks north. this man says the waves were so loud, they woke him up. the storm surge already has destroyed this home. david, matthew continues to wreak havoc here in western haiti, the hardest hit part of this island nation. this downed tree tells the story of the sheer power of the hurricane. it's going to take at least a week to restore electricity to this area. >> linsey davis leading us off from haiti, thank you. here in this country, meanwhile, authorities sounding the alarm in several states, with the potential path now from
florida all the way up to new york. four states of emergency already. millions stocking up after being told to prepare before it's too late. abc's gio benitez in florida tonight, where there are hurricane watches up already. >> reporter: tonight, from the florida keys to the carolina coast, worried residents are getting ready for the worst. >> if you're able to leave early and go today, do that. don't take a chance. >> reporter: late today, south carolina governor nikki haley joining north carolina, georgia and florida, calling for a state of emergency. haley ordering all coastal residents to begin evacuating tomorrow. >> wherever you are on the coast, we want you to get 100 miles away from that. >> this one just seems so big. and it's really heading our way. >> reporter: officials warning, "prepare now before it's too late." >> right now, the message is, be prepared for tropical storm-force winds on thursday. make sure you have food and water for three days. >> all of south florida is stocking up. >> reporter: residents in broward county, florida, taking that warning seriously.
>> this is crazy. all the water's gone. >> if matthew directly impacts florida, the destruction could be catastrophic, and everyone needs to be prepared. >> reporter: at this home depot in jupiter, florida, these tables set up for hurricane supplies now empty. in hollywood, cars lining up for propane and plywood. matthew could be the biggest mass evacuation america's seen since floyd in 1999, when 2.6 million residents in five states were ordered from their homes. >> and gio benitez with us live from miami tonight. gio, authorities are telling you, they are most concerned about complacency? >> reporter: that's right, david. the last hurricane to hit florida was will ma back in 2005. that's 11 years ago. so many new residents here in the state since then. they've never experienced a storm like this. and so, tonight, david, officials are most worried about them. >> they're saying play it safe. all right, gio benitez in florida for us. thank you. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee. where is this right now and where it is headed? >> reporter: hurricane matthew is right there on the satellite image, just north of the eastern
tip of cuba. the bahamas is its next target. it is moving north at 9 miles an hour. we have hurricane warnings for all the bahamas. a hurricane watch from central florida, and the tropical storm into the northern keys. i want to time this out for you. east of nassau it goes by 12:00 a.m. thursday. then, by thursday noon, florida starts to see those outer bands make it onto and from hurricane matthew. >> so, thursday at noon, potentially affecting florida. take us through the timing up the east coast. >> reporter: right. so as the storm parallels, it is a very strong storm. i'm talking 4 to 3. category. look at the wind speeds, 130, 115 miles per hour. as it hugs the coast, it goes right up through charleston, look at the timing there. saturday, 2:00 p.m. it's between south and north carolina. then heads east of new york city by sunday. these are the steering factors. tropical storm nicole developed today. that could edge it westward. that strong ridge is steering it more westward. that incoming front should help funnel it along the coast and hopefully away from the northeast and new england.
most important here, even if it just hugs the coast and doesn't make a landfall does not mean that you won't see huge impacts. >> all right, ginger zee tonight, thank you. in the meantime, we turn to another disaster this evening, the one that rocked a new jersey neighborhood. an emergency call, concerns over gas. 22 minutes later, the massive explosion. two homes shattered into pieces, catching fire. and if you look to the upper right right here, one of the homes in the neighborhood with a surveillance camera capturing the explosion. well, tonight, those 22 minutes were life-saving. abc's eva pilgrim is on the scene. >> reporter: tonight, as >> reporter: tonight, a violent home explosion. >> battalion one to dispatch, we just had an explosion of the house. >> reporter: the first emergency call coming in just past 9:00 a.m. >> we got a gas leak in the house from the basement. >> reporter: crews on scene in patterson, new jersey within four minutes, starting evacuations. >> we knew by the hissing, you could hear, that obviously it was a high level of gas leaking. >> reporter: the 11 people inside, getting out safely.
just before this happens. two multi-family homes leveled. debris littering cars, yards and even rooftops of neighborhooding homes. >> as you see, this is a piece of the house. i was over there. this thing went over my head. >> reporter: but unlike this 2015 new jersey house explosion that left two utility workers critically injured, remarkably, there are no serious injuries tonight from this massive mess. >> this happened 15 or 20 minutes before they got everybody out -- i don't know what would have happened. >> reporter: david, ten firefighters with minor injuries, a remind their if you smell gas, call for help right away, because seconds matter. david? >> it made the difference here. all right, eva, thank you so much. we turn next to the race for the white house tonight, the countdown to the big vp showdown, a short time from now. and tonight, donald trump doubling down on his taxes before mike pence is on that stage to defend him. trump talking late today about reports he didn't pay federal income taxes for years. and trump seemed to blame hillary clinton for it.
here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight, as hillary clinton and the democrats pile on, donald trump is doubling down, boasting about the moves that may have allowed him to avoid paying federal income tax for nearly 20 years. >> she complains about how i've used to tax laws of this country to my benefit. then i ask a simple question, why didn't she ever try to change those laws so i couldn't use them? i have brilliantly used those laws. few others were able to do what i did. >> reporter: but michelle obama today says trump's got nothing to brag about. >> because not paying taxes for years and years while the rest of us pay our fair share doesn't make you smarter than the rest of us. >> reporter: and vice president joe biden with this -- >> since when does somebody who lives at the top of the world in a penthouse overlooking the world, be in a position where he doesn't feel any obligation at all to pay any federal income tax?
to support the military, to support education? come on, man. it's just not right. >> reporter: a new poll shows a staggering 86% of voters, including the vast majority of trump supporters, call paying taxes part of every american's "civic duty." for years, trump seemed to agree. >> that's the amazing thing, is that half of the country is paying nothing. zero. and even if you don't make a lot, you should have to pay something, just something to be apart of the game. >> reporter: and this is what he said in the primaries. >> i know people that are making a tremendous amount of money and paying virtually no tax, and i think it's unfair. >> reporter: but trump is now promising to change the very tax code that helped keep him rich, when he almost lost it all. >> i'm going to fix it so it's fair and just and works for you. works for you. >> and tom llamas with us live tonight from virginia, the debate hall. and tom, you've been looking through donald trump's tax plan today. is there anything there in trump's plan that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from avoiding federal neincome
taxes? >> reporter: david, today we went through trump's tax plan right here, and nowhere is it mentioned the feature of the tax code that trump likely used. now, tax experts we spoke to say it's a deduction that people whose businesses take a loss use, and it's not genius nor brilliant, in fact, it's very common. 1.2 million taxpayers filed for that deduction in 2014. david? >> the activity just beginning there behind you. tom llamas, thank you. the issue of taxes could very welcome up at tonight's vice president shl debate. senator tim kaine and governor mike pence about to face off on that stage in virginia. at a critical moment in this race, with the polls showing hillary clinton getting a bounce after the first debate. and so, abc's cecilia vega tonight on how these vp candidates have been prepping for tonight's debate. >> reporter: asked how tim kaine will do tonight -- >> how is senator cane going to do tonight? >> reporter: hillary clinton gave a big thumbs up. donald trump talking up his running mate, too.
>> i want to send our best wishes to our great governor, mike pence. >> reporter: for pence, the number one goal? to defend his boss, as he has faithfully done since day one. >> he is not intimidated by the world, and donald trump, this good man, i believe, will be a great president of the united states. >> i love what he just said. >> reporter: the mild-mannered indiana governor also expected to attack hillary clinton -- >> hillary clinton will never be elected president of the united states. >> reporter: on everybody from benghazi to e-mails. something trump largely avoided in that first debate. kaine will be clinton's character witness tonight on the key issue of trust. he's done it before on her e-mails. >> what would you say to american voters who have heard secretary clinton apologize, but who still find her untrustworthy? >> i have a son in the military who is deployed overseas right now. i care very, very deeply about who the next commander in chief is. i completely count and trust
hillary clinton. to be a great commander in chief and to make the right decisions for the country. >> reporter: but kaine's most important task, to maintain the momentum from that last debate, basically, don't mess up. >> donald trump as commander in chief scares me to death. >> reporter: tonight, kaine and pence will meet each other for the first time, and as bloomberg politics discovered, they'll be introducing themselves to america, too. >> do you know who these guys are? >> no, i do not. >> no. >> no? nothing? >> i thought they were in the golf world. >> cecilia vega live from the debate hall in virginia tonight. cecilia, hillary clinton just moments ago saying mike pence has a, quote, huge burden on him tonight. she's trying to keep the focus on donald trump and that ticket. but mike pence has been preparing much differently. >> reporter: yeah, basically the opposite, david. he's got briefing books, he's been holding mock debates and we know that donald trump himself will be live-tweeting throughout this debate. the response to that from hillary clinton's spokeswoman
tonight, david? oh, good. >> donald trump live-tweeting tonight. cecilia vega, you'll be right there in the hall. and i'll be joining george and the entire political team for the vp debate, just a short time from now. 9:00 p.m. eastern. and in five days, the second presidential debate, co-moderated by our own martha raddatz. we'll have full team coverage sunday night, right here on abc. in the meantime, the news continues, and next, to an important break tonight after that deadly commuter train crash in new jersey, just across the river from new york city. the ntsb finally able to reach the other day ba recorder and video camera from the front of the train, after days of delay because the station was so bad little damaged. those devices are already at the lap in washington tonight. they should reveal how fast the train was actually going and whether the engineer tried to brake. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the man who showed up at the white house with a gun, new developments tonight. the dramatic takedown by the secret service. his alleged plan now revealed, and his fate. also tonight, the new
warning about a medical device used by tens of thousands of americans. could it, in fact, be targeted by hackers? and then, ben stiller's cancer scare, revealed for the first time today. the actor now speaking out about how it was detected. the test he took, he believes it saved his life. we'll be right back. your insurance company won't replace the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says, "you picked the wrong insurance plan." no, i picked the wrong insurance company. with new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car plus depreciation.
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screener for prostate cancer. >> so, do you think everyone should get that psa test in their 40s? >> i do, personally. >> our own dr. rich besser says the government doesn't endorse the test, for good reason. >> the problem with the test is that it overdiagnoses prostate cancer. it picks up all kinds of things that never would have caused harm. >> reporter: stiller disagrees. >> i feel like the test saved my life. >> reporter: stiller had surgery two years ago, and is now cancer free. dr. besser says the danger of overscreening is that you may not need surgery, and that could have lasting complications. david? >> david wright with us tonight. david, thank you. when we come back here this evening, the warning tonight for thousands of paushts using a crucial medical device. authorities now say it can be hacked while you're using it. also tonight, remembering an american great, from one legend to another tonight. and there is news tonight about an e-mail system used by millions, did the company allow the government to spy on your inbox? the index is next.
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