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tonight -- jared kushner in crisis. the president now weighing in on the allegations against his son-in-law. the calls to revoke his security clearance after he allegedly tried to secure back channel communications with russia. will kusher in take a leave of absence. breaking news. tiger woods arrested. the shocking mug shot. once the one of world's top golfers. now charged with driving turned influence. also breaking, treacherous travel. deadly flooding and severe weather across the south. water park emergency. a 10-year-old boy flying off this three-story slide, somehow surviving. investigators trying to figure out what went wrong. and drone dare devil the
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mystery man soaring through a crowded stadium, is this the future of travel? good evening, i'm tom llamas in for david. great to have you with us on this memorial day. thing you the crisis inside the white house. involving president trump and one of his top advisers. son-in-law jared kushner, under fbi scrutiny over his contacts with russians. some close to the president now proposing kushner take a leave of absence. president trump attending his first public event since returning from his overseas trip, paying tribute to american service men and women. the white house under pressure over the russian investigation. mary bruce starts us off. >> reporter: president trump marking this memorial day
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greeting families who've lost loved ones. in the spotlight now, trump's son-in-law jared kushner. tried to create a secret communications channel with moscow, even after intelligence agencies found that russia had meddled in the election. but tonight, the president is fighting back, defending kushner in a statement to "the new york times" saying -- "jared is doing a great job for the country. i have total confidence in him. he is respected by virtually everyone." he is one of the president's closest advisers. >> jared is a very successful real estate person, but i actually think he likes politics more than he likes real estate. i'm excited. and he's very good at politics. >> reporter: kushner right there for key moments like the strike against syria, traveling on a secret mission to iraq and just last week, at trump's side during meetings with foreign leaders. kushner is not a target of the fbi's investigation, but they do
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want to talk with him. and now, quietly, some in the president's inner circle are wondering if it might be time for him to take a leave of absence. sunday, kushner's wife, ivanka, was spotted at the white house with the private lawyer that the president's hired to tackle the russia investigation. the administration insists kushner did nothing wrong, that any back-channel with russia would have been used to discuss syria and other policy matters. >> it's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable. >> reporter: but even some republicans disagree -- >> i don't like it. i just don't. i know that some administration officials are saying, "well, that's standard procedure." i don't think it is standard procedure. >> reporter: and a top democrat is calling for a review of kushner's security clearance. >> i think we need to get to the bottom of these allegations. there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid. >> mary, the white house in
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damage control mode. two weeks since the press secretary held an on-camera briefing. talk that could become the norm. >> tom, many are wondering how many, if any briefings we'll get here this week. the white house are now retooling its communications strategy to deal with this constant drip of russia stories. fewer on-camera face-offs with the press next the troubling new headline for tiger woods and the shocking image. the former number one golfer in the world, arrested in jupiter, florida, early this morning, charged with driving under influence. tiger woods struggling his comeback from injuries. abc's gio benitez is in florida. >> reporter: the mug shot -- showing the golfing great like we've never seen him before. just after 3:00 a.m., police pulling tiger woods over near his jupiter, florida, mansion. in his booking report, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. woods booked by the palm beach sheriff's office at 7:18. after a sobering night in jail, released by 10:50 a.m.
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>> there it is! >> reporter: the golfer who once dominated the tour, winning 14 major tournaments, seemingly destined to be the greatest ever. in a free-fall. since his first mishap behind the wheel, the crash in 2009, suspected of driving under the influence, that led to revelations of numerous affairs, and the break up of his marriage. >> i think this changes everything for tiger woods. at 41. unexpected and really could derail any chances he has to come back. >> reporter: recent years marred by crippling back and knee injuries, he's played only once this season. just last month after his most recent surgery, woods saying he felt no pain. recently appearing on "good morning america." >> the mind is sharp. i just need to get the body willing to do it. >> reporter: but, the man who was the world's number one-ranked golfer for five years, tonight, sits at number 876, with criminal charges hanging over his head. and tom, tonight, we know woods
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could get probation or even jail time, if convicted, and there's no word yet on when he'll return to golfing. >> all right, gio, thank you. next tonight, the severe weather threat in the south at this hour. from the atlanta to the carolinas. at least two people killed in branson. dangerous storms hitting as millions head home in the final hours of this holiday weekend. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, a deadly storm system on the move, making travel treacherous for millions. in atlanta, traffic slowing to a crawl. more than 570 reports of severe weather across the county on saturday alone, making it the second most active day of the year. softball-sized hail falling south of kansas city. in branson, missouri, two people killed and a third missing after flash flooding swept away their vehicle.
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>> they were just trying to get home and unfortunately, were not familiar with the area too well. >> reporter: nearly 200,000 people losing power in the area. an estimated 1 in 10 americans took a road trip this week. more in a decade. making the trip both long and dangerous. >> lot of folks still on the road, linzie. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee. >> reporter: the ones i want to watch out for tonight, there in pink from east of atlanta, warnings on the map now, north of augusta, georgia, up through parts of charlotte and just north of there. it's the damaging winds, tonight, tom, that i'm watching through this yellow region, through north carolina and south carolina. now, as most of us in the
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northeast see the rain dry out and say, man, that was cool, we'll finally warm up by tend of the week. this was the coolest memorial day since 2004 in central park. next tonight, new developments in the possible hate crime attack in portland, oregon. the suspect accused of killing two men and wounding a third as they protected two young women from his alleged racial slurs on a train. new video shows the suspect ranting on the same train the day before the attack. and the president tweeting about all of this today, calling it unacceptable. here's abc's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: jeremy christian will face a judge after stabbing three men on a portland train. tonight, we're learning of the chilling warning signs. just a day before -- christian was seen here laughing and ranting on the same train. >> you got a problem with what i'm saying?" [ bleep ] all you muslims and christians and bleeping jews. >> reporter: police say on friday jeremy christian started spewing hate at fellow
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passengers, then stabbed three men who tried to protect them. killing two. >> he just stabbed three people in the [ bleep ] jugular. >> reporter: police say they'd dealt with christian multiple times. at this free speech last month, he's seen wielding a bat, and giving what looks like a nazi salute. destinee mangum was on that train with her friend who was wearing a hijab. she says christian said get out of my country. >> i just want to say thank you to the people who put their lives on the line for me 'cause they didn't even know me. >> reporter: one of those men who survived, micha fletcher. his mother thanking the man who save his life. >> if he hadn't been there, then there would be three dead people that day. >> reporter: president trump tweeting about the attack, calling it unacceptable. tom. >> adrienne, thank you. overseas now, breaking news out of baghdad.
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the images coming in at this hour, a deadly bomb attack just after sundown on ramadan. fire and debris covering the area as you have seen. no one claimed responsibility for this attack. a vigil marking one week since the deadly terror attack in manchester, england. thousands of people paying tribute to the 22 victims killed when a bomb exploded outside a ariana grande concert. many leaving flowers and pink balloons. new images of the bomber salman abedi. next tonight, north korea provoking the world with a new missile test. it's the third in three weeks. short-range missile flying hundreds of miles. president trump blaming north korea for disrespecting china. abc's bob woodruff traveled to the border with north korea.
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>> reporter: in its latest provocation, north korea launching a new test. a scud missile landing in japanese waters. just as state media showed kim jong-un inspecting his new anti-aircraft system, smiling -- president trump today condemning a defiant regime. >> north korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, china, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile, but china is trying hard! >> reporter: but despite china's mild pressure, it's not enough. we traveled along north korea's 80 on-mile border. this is china and right there is north korea, darkness. >> reporter: the two countries still trading partners but tension is growing, security tighter. tonight, the threat remains that north korea will one day be able to reach the u.s. mainland with a nuclear missile. the pentagon tomorrow will conduct a test like this one, firing a mock warhead from an island in the pacific. and attempting to block it with a rocket fired from a base in california. >> the bottom line is, it would
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be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means. >> now, today, japan's prime minister condemned this new missile test saying he's working with the usa and will quote, take specific action to deter north korea. no details yet about how they could happen. tom. >> bob from beijing, thank you. back here at home on this memorial day, the military tonight investigating the death of a navy s.e.a.l. killed during an air and sea show right here in new york. his chute failing to open. he was spotted drifting to the ground there after he cut himself free. his name so far has not been released. new details about the water park emergency in california. we do want to warn you, some of these imables are graphic. a 10-year-old boy falling over the edge of a three-story water slide hitting the concrete but
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surviving, even able to walk away from this injury. the park reopening today. but they're looking into what caused the frightening accident. >> reporter: tonight, the fallout after that terrifying moment caught on camera at a newly opened water park in northern california. watch, as a 10-year-old boy launches down this 80-degree drop from three stories up, then straight over the edge of the slide. surprisingly, he walked away with only minor scrapes and bruises. >> i would be worried about those two slides because they are really steep. >> reporter: the heart-stopping incident happened just 90 minutes into the wave water park's grand opening on saturday the slide, called "the emerald plunge" was immediately shut down, along with two other slides. >> we are going to do everything we can to make sure that doesn't happen again. >> reporter: today, inspectors from the state and the slide's manufacturer were on-site at the $43 million complex, which is still operating other attractions. >> i'm way too afraid to ride that. >> reporter: every year, more
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than 4,200 people are taken to the hospital after suffering injuries on public watersides. >> there are no two states that regulate amusement rides and water park rides the same way, >> reporter: there's a minimum height requirement in place for that slide. park officials tell us they're considering additional safety measures, including weight requirement. >> we're glad that little boy is okay. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday -- a zoo evacuated and shut down after a tiger goes on the attack. plus a little girl loses feelings in her legs all because of a tick bite. and this is not a movie. this is real life. a drone, big enough to transport humans, is this the future of travel. stay with us.
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memorial day is here which means tick season upon us. here's abc's arial reshef. >> reporter: this viral facebook evelyn lewis suddenly lost the ability to stand. >> try real hard. >> we really started to panic when we were rushing her to the hospital. >> reporter: doctors quickly diagnosed her with tick paralysis. now her unsettling ordeal has become as an urgent warning as experts brace for one of the worst tick seasons on record. >> we're seeing more than we've ever seen before because of the mild winter we've had and also because there are more hosts. there's a white-footed deer mouse that ticks really love to attach to. so more mice, more ticks. >> reporter: and more ticks means a potential surge in cases of lyme disease and other rare but deadly illnesses like the powassan virus. but there are ways to minimize your risk -- use bug repellent with at least 20% deet. make sure to spray your legs and feet. >> the ticks don't fly, they crawl. so you want to protect yourself
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from the ground up. >> reporter: and most importantly -- >> check yourself, check your kids, check your pets after being outdoors and check in those hard to see spots, like the scalps behind the ears, the groin, and the armpits. >> reporter: tom, experts say, if you find a tick, it's important to remove it as soon as possible. and if you experience a rash or flulike symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. tom. >> we know that little girl has also recovered. thank you so much when we come back, the fisherman knocked out by a gray white shark, how that shark ended up in his boat and what he remembers. plus, the perfect proposal with the crash landing. the couple that survived a hota rolling the entire time that's next. ... ...i kept looking for ways to manage my symptoms. i thought i was doing okay... then it hit me... ...managing was all i was doing. when i told my doctor,... ...i learned humira is for people who still have symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease...
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during the civil war. it's a song one veteran has been playing most of his life. >> reporter: from arlington with the president, to boston's sea of flags, and north carolina. behind it all that 24-note soundtrack beckoning us to remember. 91-year-old elmer hayes knows the song well. >> it has an effect on you. >> he's been playing taps on memorial day in wisconsin since 1956. hayes, a korean war veteran, started playing the trumpet when he was just 10 years old, a natural talent. when he hit high school a teacher asked for a favor. >> he needed somebody and i was playing in the band so i learned how to play taps. >> reporter: hayes never put his
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trumpet down. becoming a big name in the poker scene. hayes would rather pick up his horn for a fellow veteran to play that song and make sure we all never forget. >> don't think the 24 notes but what the piece of music is saying. just one long, beautiful piece. you try to play it as emotionally as you can. >> we thank elmer for his service. thanks so much for watching and good night.
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good afternoon. thank you for joining us. >> we begin as golf legend tiger woods was arrested. we have a mugshot when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. this is the latest setback for the golf great whose career has been set back by injuries. >> we know tiger woods spent hours in jail overnight. as far as exactly what happened, right now, police aren't seeing a lot of details and no comment yet from tiger or his reps. new trouble for tiger woods arrested in jupiter, florida, booked into jail just after 7:00 a.m. monday. the 41-year-old charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs before he was released on his own
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recognizance. >> woods on "good morning america" two months ago talked about his determination to play in the masters this year. >> i know the mind is sharp. i just need to get the body willing to do it. that's the hard part getting the prep time in. i haven't been able to get as much prep time in. >> reporter: just weeks later back problems forced him to withdraw from the tournament and following his fourth back surgery since 2014, woods wrote on his blog i haven't felt this good in years. want to play professional golf again. right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. >> he's not going to be coming back unfortunately barring an absolute miracle. it would be fascinating to watch him try to become tiger woods again. i don't see him doing it on a national level. >> reporter: the last time he won a major tournament was 2008. since then he has


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