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tonight, breaking news. what we've just learned about donald trump's strategy for tonight's debate. he also plans to bring president obama's half brother from kenya. and the clinton camp tonight. what they made sure would not happen right before the debate starts. also tonight here, the massive gas explosion. we have the pictures. witnesses smelled gas right before. tonight, many injured. the school shooting. suspects opening fire on students leaving class. and now, the urgent manhunt at this hour. on the front lines tonight. our team right there, the oil burning in the fields of iraq. the assault on isis. the american troops helping. and the attack elsewhere tonight, outside a u.s. embassy. this truck barrelling right into a crowd. and just in tonight, the verdict in the rape case against nba star derrick rose.
good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night. and the countdown is on. just a short time from now, donald trump, hillary clinton, and their third and final debate. and even before their final clash on that stage tonight, their campaign planes both right there in nevada. and let's go right to the debate hall at this hour. we have learned tonight of donald trump's plan, going into this evening. and the clinton team, asking the debate commission to step in and change at least one tradition, something will be different tonight. abc's tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, tension so high, this tradition has been canceled. the candidates' families will no longer greet each other before the debate. at the clinton campaign's request, they won't even cross paths. this, after donald trump lured reporters into a room hours before the last debate to find him surrounded by women accusing bill clinton of sexual misconduct.
>> these are four very courageous women, and they have asked to be here. >> reporter: trump's team wanted to seat the women in the family box, so they'd come face to face with bill clinton on that greeting line. the clinton campaign trying to avoid anything like that tonight. but other trump stunts already underway. trump inviting president obama's half brother, malik obama. malik, who has a contentious relationship with his brother, is supporting trump. tonight, trump will face tough questions on his claims the election could be stolen from him. >> but they even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths. >> reporter: today, his own campaign manager contradicting him. >> do you believe there will be widespread voter fraud? >> no, i do not believe that. >> reporter: trump's daughter, ivanka, also weighing in. >> if he'll either win or he won't win, and i believe he'll accept the outcome either way. >> reporter: and trump will also have to answer to accusations that he sexually harassed and assaulted women. >> believe me, she would not be my first choice. >> reporter: and today, for the
first time on camera, ivanka, reacting to that video, her father on a bus, bragging about groping women. >> i did find it to be offensive. he acknowledged it, as well. this tape was a decade old. he was very embarrassed by it, and he expressed that, not only to me personally, but to the american people. >> reporter: but tonight, trump is promising a brawl, including pointed attacks on clinton's health. and focusing on embarrassing material from the clinton campaign from hacked e-mails. >> wikileaks. i love wikileaks. >> reporter: but now, a trap republican saying trump is playing dangerous games since clinton campaign e-mails were allegedly obtained by russian hackers. >> what i would say to our republican colleagues, some of who may be disappointed by the position i've taken, today, it's them. tomorrow, it could be us. >> reporter: trump telling me the man on that stage tonight will be a fighter. which donald trump are we going to see? we saw a much more aggressive, kind of, you were in your own element at that second debate are we going to see that candidate in this next debate?
>> look, there's a lot to be aggressive about. she's done a terrible job. >> a preview there from trump himself. tom llamas with us live. donald trump pays very close attention to the polls himself. you talked to him. does he acknowledge the math tonight, and the turnaround his campaign needs? >> reporter: david, as you know, donald trump's had a long love affair with the polls, but that is no more. he now says he's not believing the polls. his campaign knows they are down in several states, and how important tonight is, and david, we've just learned of two more special guests by the trump campaign. in the audience behind me tonight, sarah palin, the former alaska governor, and yet another bill clinton accuser. david? >> tom llamas tonight in that debate hall. tom, we'll see you in primetime. in the meantime, to hillary clinton, and new reporting here tonight. what we're learning about her strategy. she plans to take it to donald trump on two major issues, repeatedly brought up by trump. his claim of a rigged election, and what trump has said about the women who have now come forward against him. here's abc's cecilia vega.
>> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton's team says she will go there, hitting donald trump on allegations of sexual misconduct and his claim the election is rigged. clinton's chief goal tonight? staying out of the way of her own momentum. for five days, the democratic nominee largely out of sight, prepping behind closed doors with her team, knowing how much past debates have helped her in the polls. >> i think donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. and yes, i did. and you know what else i prepared for? i prepared to be president. and i think that's a good thing. >> reporter: clinton's mission? stay calm and steady, as she did in the last debate, when trump invited her husband's accusers. "snl" marking that moment. >> four of those women are here tonight. four of them. >> no, i'll never be able to remember my facts and figures now. oh, donald, no. get real. i'm made of steel. this is nothing. hi, girls.
>> reporter: the tension then so high, she and trump barely looked at each other. the big question this time, will they actually shake hands when they come on this stage? with or without a handshake, tonight, clinton sure to face tough questions on wikileaks and her e-mails, an issue that's dogged her this entire campaign, and she'll be challenged to present herself as a unifier. a preview perhaps? her new ad with lines lifted straight from her last debate performance. >> my vision of america is an america where everyone has a place. that is the america that i know and love. >> and cecilia vega with us live, as well, tonight. and cecilia, we heard at the top, president obama's half brother could be there tonight. sarah palin planning on being there. both for trump. the clinton team bringing their own guests? >> reporter: they sure are, david. mark cuban, reality tv star, of course, donald trump's billionaire nemesis. he was in the front row at the very first debate.
also tonight, meg whitman, hewlett-packard ceo. she is a prominent republican supporter of hillary clinton, david, clinton's team really trying to get under trump's skin with these invitations. >> cecilia vega live in nevada for us, as well. and a list of new national polls showing hillary clinton increasing her lead after the first two debates. and unless donald trump blocks her tonight, could clinton now be within striking distance in states that have not gone republican for years? let's get right to jon karl. he's in the spin room tonight, with the states we're talking about. jon? >> reporter: david, for donald trump tonight, the stakes couldn't be any higher. if he doesn't turn things around, he is on the verge of not just losing, but losing big. first, hillary clinton is leading in virtually all of the battleground states, solidifying her lead in states like virginia, pennsylvania and florida. and take a look at this. she's even gaining ground in such republican strongholds as arizona, georgia and texas. those are states that haven't gone democratic in more than a generation. if she can win even one of those
states, we could see a landslide on november 8th. david? >> donald trump setting out to change that tonight. jon karl, thank you. keep it right here on abc for tonight's debate just a short time from now. i'll be joining george and our powerhouse political team, 9:00 p.m. eastern here. the final showdown between clinton and trump. in the meantime, we the turn the other news tonight, and a massive gas exmraegs. neighbors and witnesses smelled gas, and then this. several of those powerful explosions. you could see the people in the neighborhood then running for cover, and tonight, many injured. abc's neal karlinsky on the scene in portland, oregon. >> mayday, mayday. >> reporter: seconds after the first explosion, firefighters could be heard calling for help, some of them clearly wounded. >> mayday, mayday, mayday. >> reporter: in the heart of downtown portland, amidst the chaos, another in a series of blasts, this time caught on camera.
russel tunes shot that video. >> i saw the entire face of the building fly across 23rd avenue and hit the building across the street. >> we have one firefighter down across the street. >> reporter: the scale of the destruction, massive. tonight, eight are wounded, including three firefighters. the buildings had been evacuated just minutes before because of a strong gas odor. witnesses described three separate blasts. officials now reporting that a contractor may have nicked a gas line at a nearby construction site. >> you could almost feel the noise, how strong it was. >> reporter: it comes just two weeks after a gas explosion leveled two homes in patterson, new jersey, residents smelling the gas there, too, and evacuating before the blast. tonight in portland, people who saw and felt the triple blast and made it out unhurt are just thankful no one was killed. looking at the scope of the damage, it is remarkable that everyone made it out. two of the three firefighters who were injured actually
suffered broken legs in the blast. the cleanup and the investigation are just getting started, david. >> neal karlinsky in oregon for us. we turn now to the urgent manhunt at this hour, after a school shooting. a suspect opening fire on students as they left high school. abc's adrienne bank ert is in san francisco. >> reporter: tonight, police in san francisco say they are close to making an arrest after a brazen shooting outside a high school that wounded four students. >> this is not just a random shooting, and the suspects didn't come here just to randomly shoot at any of the students that are here. >> we are getting more calls from inside. five gunshots heard. >> reporter: gunshots erupting just as school let out yesterday. >> i saw people running through the hallways, i thought it was a joke. >> reporter: panicked students running back inside, the school on lockdown. >> when officers responded immediately, they thought this was an active shooter because they saw the victims inside the school. >> reporter: police believe gang members targeted the 15-year-old student who was most seriously injured. students still stunned when they returned today.
>> i think most of us were shocked to see this happen. >> i went home last night and i hugged and kissed my kids so tightly. i have a heavy responsibility to create safety. >> reporter: david, three of those students have been released from the hospital. and that 15-year-old girl shot in the chest is expected to survive. david? >> adrienne bank ert in california. overseas tonight in afghanistan, a deadly attack inside a coalition base in kabul. two americans, a u.s. service member and a civilian were killed, and three other americans injured in what authorities tonight are calling an insider attack. the attacker reportedly wearing an afghan military uniform. troops returned fire. the attacker was killed. and to our team on the front lines in iraq tonight. at this hour, americans helping the iraqis in their offensive to take out isis. and our team witnessing the oil fields on fire. abc's alex marquardt in one town just taken back from isis. >> reporter: driving towards mosul today, the skies darkened. this is almost an apocalyptic
scene. you can see the sky right there has turned completely black, because all across this battlefield, like right there, isis has been setting fire to oil wells for cover. this dusty road leading to a town taken back from isis just two days ago. we just heard a loud boom that felt like it was coming from under the car. it was a more or the that landed nearby. three miles from the front line, a small group of families fleeing the fighting. some with white flags. and in tanother town, the crowd gathered around the bodies of two local isis militants. >> you can see the people from the town gathered around, celebrating. many taking selfies and flashing peace signs. among them, this 16-year-old, who tells us that for two years, isis could woman to his house to arrest and execute him. he would hide in his bedroom. he and his friends not free of isis, but many other villages and mosul itself, for now, remain in its grip.
david, iraqi commanders tell us they are trying to consolidate and even out the front line as they advance towards the city limits of mosul. it's only then that the fiercest fights will begin. david? >> alex, thank you. we are also following a disturbing image outside a u.s. embassy in the philippines tonight. a police van, right here, plowing wildly back and forth through this crowd of protesters. several people were hospitalized. the driver telling reporters that he was trying to get away from to test or thes who were attacking his vehicle. those protesters wanting u.s. troops to go home. and in prague tonight, a russian man suspected of cyber attacks in the united states is now under arrest at this hour. local police cooperating with the fbi in a raid of a hotel restaurant in downtown prague. sources telling abc news he is wanted in connection of a massive breach of user information on linkedin. back here at home tonight, and to your money this evening, and to a new move by the
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