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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. what that concert bomb now reveals. the new images right here tonight. the possible detonator carried in the suspect's left hand. sweeping raids. our team witnessing the chaos. also tonight, the suspect himself. his father and brother now arrested. was his brother about to unleash a second attack, and where? here at home, tornado watches up right now. 27 million americans bracing in the east. multiple tornado reports already. severe storms moving up the east coast tonight. breaking news involving some of president trump's top aides during the campaign and russia. and president trump and the pope. they have not seen eye to eye before. what the president said to the pope as he left the meeting. and america strong. the grad student and the mom who took notes when he couldn't. the major surprise for her right here tonight.
good evening we're just back from manchester, england, tonight. breaking news on several fronts. the raise under way after a terror attack at a concert. tonight the bomber, what we learned and was his brother about to bomb again? tonight, we have new images of pieces of the bomb itself and what they reveal. we begin with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran in manchester. >> reporter: in the terrible moment the bomb went off -- >> oh, my god! >> reporter: -- it left behind, amid the carnage and fear, clues to how it was made, and by whom. tonight, those crime scene photos obtained by "the new york times" and posted on their website reveal the bomb's sophisticated design -- the possible detonator, bloodied, carried in the suspect's left hand, investigators believe, with a small circuit board soldered inside and a protruding red
wire. a mangled 12-volt battery, more powerful than those seen in most suicide bombs. nuts and screws used as deadly shrapnel. and part of the blue karrimor backpack the bomb was carried in. investigators now concluding that this bomber was no lone wolf. >> i think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating. >> reporter: this morning, police stormed a building in central manchester, targeting a third floor apartment. neighbors told us they thought it was being rented as an airbnb unit. >> and you can't know who everybody is. >> reporter: while we were there -- >> police have been at this location for about three hours. and all of the sudden they have tackled this man here. they're making some kind of arrest. we don't know if it's related to the attack or not, but things happened very fast here. >> reporter: it turned out, a police officer had simply been
trying to break up a fight and tonight, police say all the victims have been identified. stilling the faint, last hopes of so many. like charlotte campbell, who desperately sought her 15-year-old girl, olivia, for days. >> please just phone me and come home please. >> reporter: tonight, olivia, too, among the dead. >> just heartbreaking for charlotte. terry moran for us tonight from manchester police now searching for any possible accomplices they're preparing for a huge public event this weekend? >> they are, david. even as the memorial here goes, the great manchester run city games, the largest 10k run, 35,000 runners last year will go forward this weekend, authorities say, safely. >> terry, our thanks to you and the bomber himself this evening, just 22 years old. he just returned to england five days before the attack. so, where was he right before
and was his brother about to unleash another bomb? and tonight, what they have just discovered in the suspect's home. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: tonight, these pictures on the front page of the british tabloids of salman abedi, as a british schoolboy. and a goofy-looking teenager at the beach. no indication of his rapid road to jihad. but tonight, we are learning he had been recruited by isis, and that five weeks before the attack he traveled to libya, an isis stronghold and his family's ancestral home, returning on may 17th, to manchester -- just five days before he set off his bomb. officials in libya today say they have arrested the bomber's father, who in this interview before the arrest said he son was no terrorist. authorities also arrested the bomber's younger brother hashim, who authorities say confessed he was in the process of what they called his own act of terrorism
and knew exactly how his brother's bomb was made. isis has posted videos online showing how to build a variety of suicide bombs. but experts say the details in the manchester bomb show greater sophistication, including a design like the one used by isis for bombs in paris and brussels, and more than one detonator. >> really suggesting that he probably did not act alone, that he probably had some help, that he certainly had some advice on how to create the bomb. >> of course, that was the concern all along. brian ross with us. brian is just getting information in about what inves gators have now found in the suspect's home. >> it was described to me as kind of a bomb workshop. unused chemicals more than enough for several more bombs. >> brian ross and your team. thanks to you breaking headline here at home now, several reports of tornadoes coming in already, watches in several states at this hour. this twister touching down near the coast of georgia over the last 24 hours.
powerful straight-line winds flipping over this tractor-trailer on i-10, west of houston. it moves up the east coast. abc's steve osunsami is in atlanta. >> reporter: right before dinner tonight, tornadoes were touching down north and east of charlotte, hitting homes and at least one element school that fortunately was empty. the ening ride home turned into a mess. >> the tree is down across i-77 southbound. >> reporter: the same storm system sent families running to their base pts in north carolina tuesday evening. >> get in the middle hallway right now. >> reporter: an ef-1 tornado ripped the roof off their fire station and destroyed all but one of their engines. the volunteer firefighters made it out alive after they took cover underneath their trucks. >> it hit the station it was on top of us in a minute.
>> reporter: north of atlanta, the soils are saturated. high winds knocked over this large tree on top of this home where someone was asleep in the bedroom upstairs. luckily, everyone is okay here tonight. david. >> steve, our thanks to you let's bring in rob marciano. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. we have tornado watches and warnings ongoing. florida actually finally getting some much-needed rain. these line of storms have been doing some damage. moving toward west palm and del ray. severe threat by 7:00 a.m. should be over. philly, pittsburgh, back to detroit, rain. from new york to boston, through friday. a large stacked system. >> all right, rob marciano tracking this into the night for us. we turn next to a major headline involving president trump and the russia "the new york times" now reporting that
american spies learned last summer the russians were dissing how to influence president trump through his advisers. abc. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence officials allegedly obtained evidence russians bragging about the fact use his advisers as a way to influence president trump's views on russia. according to the times that intelligence apparently played a role in the decision to launch an fbi investigation into whether there was collusion between campaign officials and russian officials. asked for an fbi investigation after he claimed intelligence showed communication between trump associates and russian officials. abc news has not independently confirmed the times report. a serious investigation is now under way, headed by former fbi director bob mueller. >> pierre live with us, we're learning more about how the
intelligence community has been spying on russian officials for months. what's the pry mire concern they found. >> reporter: the intel yens community says they have evidence that they were talking to top officials. >> pierre thomas on the story next to another developing headline involving millions of americans who could lose their health insurance. at town halls across the country we have reported on americans angry and concerned, asking questions about what will happen to their insurance. tonight the independent report is out. repealing and replacing obamacare. how many fewer americans could be uninsured over the next decade? abc's mary bruce on the hill. >> reporter: for months, americans have crowded town halls, voicing fear and frustration. president trump and republicans have already declared victory. >> this is a repeal and replace
of obamacare, make no mistake. >> reporter: and tonight, we finally know what the house healthcare bill could mean for you. the congressional budget office releasing their report card, finding the bill could leave 23 million more americans uninsured, and reduce the deficit by $119 billion over the next decade. for some, their premiums could skyrocket. a 64-year-old person roughly making $26,500 in some states could see their premiums climb nearly $12,000 or more. those concerns around the country, fueled by last-minute changes to the bill that would allow states to opt out of guaranteeing coverage for basic health services, like maternity care and even ambulances. and states could waive the requirement that insurers don't discriminate based on pre-existing conditions. even republicans admit that has to change. >> we've got to deal with pre-existing conditions in a way
we know will work for people. >> reporter: the report warning that over time, it would "become more difficult" for people with those conditions to purchase insurance because their premiums would "continue to increase rapidly." it's far from a done deal. the senate is now starting from scratch and some republicans are skeptical they'll ultimately get this done are you confident this is still going to get done? >> no. i'm not confident. i think it's -- i don't know what the odds are. >> mary bruce live with us tonight. mary, now that these new numbers are out, the senate can finally get to work but the path forward was telling us not very clear. >> reporter: david here in the senate there are serious concerns about this bill even from republicans, majority leader mitch mcconnell admitting at the moment he doesn't know how he's going to get those 50 votes he needs to get this done. >> mary bruce, thanks, mary. president trump and the pope today, meeting at the vatican. they have had very public
differences over the past year. abc's chief white house jonathan karl on the gift from the pope that sent a signal. >> reporter: the pope and the president -- the ultimate odd couple. >> welcome. >> thank you very much. this is such a great honor. >> reporter: their meeting may have seemed a little awkward at first -- a beaming president standing next to a stoic pope francis. at the end, the president called the meeting an honor. >> he is something -- he is really great. we had a fantastic meeting and >> reporter: the president arrived at the vatican greeted by the iconic swiss guard and a long red carpet, a welcome filled with pageantry. it wasn't long ago that these two men had a very public feud, the pope last year saying then-candidate donald trump's call to build a wall was "not christian." candidate trump reacted angrily. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is
disgraceful. >> reporter: but today, here at the vatican, the two beginning with a friendly handshake. the pope -- at meetings today the vatican emerg ed the vatican urged the president not to drop out of the paris accord on climate change. the president promised to consider the pope's request. and right before he left the vatican -- >> i won't forget what you said. >> let's get to jon karl. he's in brussels tonight on the eve of the nato summit. jon, you covered then-candidate donald trump who said famously, he thought nato was obsolete. he's not expected to back down on what some of he said. >> the united states pays the
overwhelming cost of the nato defense. he said our nato allies need to pay more and he's saying that as president. but, david, he's definitely no longer saying that nato's obsolete. he'll say that nato is essential. >> you'll be right there, jon. next tonight, as we report on the terror overseas and concerns about what could be brought on the planes, we're learning tonight that the tsa is now testing new screening procedures. requiring passengers at some airports to remove electronics from their bags. let's get to david kerley live at reagan national. hey, david. >> reporter: good evening, david. the concern here is that every day items like electronics can look like explosives in x-ray machines and this comes as tsa is considering expanding its laptop ban. it gives out a one-dimensional picture. sometimes that's difficult for
screeners to get a clear picture. they're testing at 10 airports now, new procedures that require passengers to put any device larger than a cell phone in a bin. tsa has been testing this for a year already, no word on whether or if they'll implement this nationwide. >> david, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday -- the worker buried today. emergency teams on the scene. he's still alive, they believe, the desperate search. trapped under 15 feet of dirt. the race to get him out. also news coming in of an arrest warrant the famous exerci exerci exercise instructor. did he flee the country. america strong tonight. the grad student and mom who took notes when he couldn't. stay tuned for the surprise. t s.
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>> the officers gave multiple commands to that subject to disarm himself with that shotgun. >> bullets were fired through a south san francisco neighborhood overnight. leaving one man dead. police say they fired the deadly shot. good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. i'm alma daetz. >> and i'm larry beil. one offer certificate suffered minor injuries in the incident and was taken to the hospital. this happened overnight near leix way in south san francisco. abc7 news reporter kate larson has the latest in the investigation. kate? >> reporter: larry and alma, i can tell you south san francisco police san mateo county district attorney's office is tight lipped about their investigation. neighbors here are very rattled after bullets went flying literally last night. i actually spoke to some women who were downstairs in this greenhouse watching tv when multiple bullets went through their upstairs bedroom. fortunately they decided to stay up late and weren't upstairs
asleep yet. >> they just said, drop your guns, drop your guns three times. >> reporter: through the overnight fog, she watched from her window as south san francisco police pulled out their guns. >> he opened up his trunk. he pulls out this big rifle. then he ran back on court. and then that's when the gunshots start shooting. >> reporter: shot marks, bullet holes through walls and glass doors of neighborhood homes, all evidence of the mini rounds fired around midnight. however, police won't say if the suspect returned fire. he was holding a shotgun in the street when they arrived and that he was shot and killed after refusing to obey their commands. >> there was a lot of yelling and i heard nine gunshots. >> reporter: at the time the young man speaking who did not want to be identified didn't realize that his jeep was caught in the cross fire. bullet holes through his