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tonight, as we come on the air, phoenix prepares for the visit. president trump supporters lining up. thousands gathering at this hour. despite the mayor's request that the president delay his rally, president trump landing in arizona. the republican governor will not attend. we're on the scene. also tonight, the tornado watch right now in the northeast across several states. severe storms moving through. already deadly flash flooding. a family and their dogs strantded on their roof to have. the grim discovery aboard than u.s. navy ship in flooded compartments after that second major collision. bob woodruff is there. and the manhunt at this hour. authorities say they are armed and dangerous. inmates breaking free. and the very close encounter on the east coast. the great white with blood in
the water. swimmers running. good evening, and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night, and president trump has arrived in arizona. the mayor of phoenix asked him to delay that rally, but it will go on tonight. supporters gathering a week after his handling of charlottesville. paying a visit to the u.s. border patrol there. while in phoenix, thousands lining up all day long. arizona's republican governor will skip the event. abc's chief national correspondent, tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: in phoenix the red hat wearing faithful are lining up here to see president trump. who ignored a plea from the city's mayor to postpone tonight's rally because emotions were still too raw after charlottesville. >> jews will not replace us. >> reporter: the president blamed the violence in charlottesville on both sides, even praising some of those who marched with torches. >> you had some very bad people
in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: just moments ago, the president touching down in arizona visiting a border patrol station, meeting with marines. and checking out a predator drone. in his prime time speech, the president tried to strike a chord of unity. >> when we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate. >> reporter: but will he stick to that tone tonight? arizona's governor is staying away from the rally. and the mayor of phoenix, a democrat, is worried, saying "trump has doused racial tensions with gasoline." >> what would you tell the president? >> well, look. the president blew it after charlottesville. it was really a failure of moral leadership, you. you but you know what? we're a country of second
chances. my polite advice to the president, take advantage of this opportunity. >> reporter: the mayor is expecting tens of thousands of protestors tonight, but team trump also out in force. >> these people have been waiting hours, some since 7:00 this morning. there's a clear enthusiasm from these trump supporters that they want to see the president speak. >> tell me why you drove 18 hours from kansas. >> i wanted to come down here to show my support for trump, and let him know his base still stands firmly behind him. >> you want to hear about unity? >> yeah, i want to hear about bringing the country together and not one side vs the other i want everyoen to coem toegether >> and stop wih the hate. tom llamas with us live from phoenix, and one person not expected at that rally tonight, joe arpaio. he was recently convicted of violating a court order to stop undocumented graebt immigrants. the president could be considering whether to pardon arpaio? >> reporter: the president has said he is seriously considering arpaio, and some believe it
could happen at this event, and if that would happen, the protesters would erupt, and tonight the white house saying that's not going to happen, david. >> tom llamas leading us off from arizona tonight. thank you. president trump addressing the nation last night revealing a new strategy for afghanistan, promising, quote, overwhelming force. without saying how many more american troops he'll send. tonight, abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, asking the secretary of state, do americans know how many more sons and daughters will be sent? >> reporter: a rare public about face for president trump. before he came to office -- >> let's get with it. get out of afghanistan. >> reporter: also tweeting, we have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in afghanistan, but now -- >> my original instinct was to pull out. and historically, i like following my instincts, but all my life, i have heard that
decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. >> reporter: president trump in that primetime address, said his strategy will be different than his predecessors. no nation-building, no arbitrary timetables. the president promised to wipe out terrorists. >> when america commits its warriors to battle, we must ensure they have every weapon to apply swift, decisive and overwhelming force. >> reporter: but the president would not say how many additional troops. and at the state department today -- >> don't the american people deserve to know approximately how many more of their sons and daughters will be going back to afghanistan in a war that's lasted nearly 16 years? >> we're not going to signal ahead an increase, a decrease, the timing of any of that. it will be driven by conditions on the ground. >> and martha raddatz with us live from washington, and martha, we know that the secretary of defense was
considering about 4,000 additional troops. any new indication tonight of a possible number we're looking at here? >> reporter: secretary mattis said today there's a number he has authorized to go up to, but wouldn't say what that is. but the top commander for the region said today, you could see additional troops heading into afghanistan within days or weeks, david. >> within days or weeks. thank you. next this evening, a tornado watch across several states here in the northeast right now. already severe storms moving from kentucky all the way up through maine. 20 million americans in the zone. a flash flood emergency in the kansas city area. a family of seven right there, and their pets trapped on their roof. the path of that possible tornado threat right now from ginger in a moment, but first, alex perez from the storm zone. >> reporter: tonight, the powerful storm system on the move, now threatening millions in the northeast. already a deadly flash flood emergency in the midwest, families trapped in their homes. tonight, the deadly flash flood emergency trapping families in their homes. parts of the kansas city metro area getting up to 10 inches of torrential rain. >> we need you to evacuate the area immediately. >> reporter: more than 160 water
rescues, one man caught in high water losing his life. >> rushing water is a whole other animal, and it can move a great deal of weight with its force and can literally sweep those cars off the road very quickly. >> reporter: firefighters using this ladder trucks to save a woman clinging to a tree after flood waters pinned her vehicle. >> they got her safely out of the tree. >> reporter: and that family of seven, with their pets, trapped on their roof for hours -- >> look at the flow of the water here, that's what they're going to have to overcome to be able to rescue this family. >> we woke up, like, around 4:30, and it was already too late to take anything out. we just got on the roof and kept calling the police. >> reporter: finally rescued with the help of good samaritans. that storm system now on the move, threatening millions in the northeast. and david, you can see the power of those raging flood waters picking up this massive propane tank and slamming it right into
this building. this time of year, normally sees about 4 inches of rain, and they have got. 18 this month. >> let's get to chief meteorologist, ginger zee along the westside highway tonight. hi, ginger. >> reporter: hi there, david. a hot and humid one here in new york city. ahead of that serious line of thunderstorms. i want to take you to the map and the warnings and watches tonight. there are at least a dozen severe thunderstorm warnings tonight. there have been 70 severe storm reports. you see in western maine, and from vermont. we'll get rid of the front by tomorrow morning. dry out, cool off and let the storms go. >> you're also watching the tropics tonight. one of the systems you were telling us could possibly impact texas and the u.s. later this week? >> reporter: we have got a stubborn one, david. this one, harvey, over the yucatan, trying to redevelop
over the gulf, and that would be a saturday night storp for texas. >> good to see you back here in new york after the great eclipse with us yesterday. we turn next to other news tonight and to the disaster at sea. the navy searching for the sailors missing after the uss john s. mccain collided with an oil tanker and that battered ship, a very difficult discovery. abc's bob woodruff is in singapo singapore. >> reporter: today search and rescue teams locating the first remains of those 10 missing sailors from the uss mccain. found in flooded compartments aboard the ship. the commander of the pacific fleet telling us he is not ready to give up hope. >> there is always hope, you know, the sailors are resilient. >> reporter: that collison happening here in the strait of malacca -- one of the busiest and most dangerous choke points for shipping in the world. the tanker slamming into the navy destroyer just before dawn. some sailors still sleeping at the time of impact. their quarters flooding in seconds as they scrambled up small exits like this one. this latest accident, the navy's
second after the "uss fitzgerald" collided with a container ship two months ago killing seven sailors. >> we'll conduct a full and thorough investigation into this collision, what occurred, what happened and how it happened. why tragedy like this is one too many. >> reporter: navy divers now weaving through the mangled maze below deck. just as they searched through destroyed rooms aboard the fitzgerald." 22 year old kenneth smith from michigan is among the missing. >> "i just want to be over there searching." "his father and i couldn't be prouder of our son, he's a great kid, he's a hero." >> the president is extending his thoughts and prayers to the missing sailors, and as the sun comes be senur mviucvihng members of the alleged terror cell in court for the first time today. one testifying the group planned to use explosives to attack barcelona's iconic cathedral, and other city monuments, but after the explosives accidentally blew up at the home
they were in by accident, they chose to move quickly to use that van to attack tourists, killing 13. now to the fire storm, the treasure secretary, steve mnuchin, and his wife, louise linton. it started with a photo, and that instagram post, she tagged the high end designer labels she was wearing. one american mom responded and then so did linton. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: a glamorous woman stepping off a private jet with a luxury handbag in toe. it's a familiar scene on instagram, but tonight this post is sparking outrage. why? because that's treasury secretary steve scottish actress, louise lint b, and she was bragging about her designer outfit. great day trip to kentucky, she wrote.
secretary mnuchin is a wealthy former gold man sachs person. he attended a lavish ceremony. online the backlash to linton's post was as fierce as her fashion. glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorab #deplorable, but linton fired back, writing, have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? either as an individual earner, in taxes or a self-sacrifice to your country? pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you would be willing to sacrifice, adding, you're adorably out of touch. >> mary bruce with us live tonight, and louise linton is now apologizing? >> reporter: yeah. linton just released a statement saying her post was inappropriate and highly insensitive, and tonight the treasury department says the mnuchins will reimburse the
government for her travel, and didn't mention those ukt prs. >> mary, thanks. we spich to the powerball jackpot approaching $700 million for a jackpot. since the middle of june, and if it seems those winless streaks are lasting longer and longer, you're right. abc's gio benitez tonight explaining why. >> reporter: tonight, the countdown clock to riches is ticking. >> i got the millions right here. >> reporter: with no winner on saturday, wednesday's powerball jackpot is now $700 million. that lump sum payment, more than $443 million dollars -- the last time someone matched all five numbers plus the powerball -- more than two months ago. so why the huge jackpots? powerball officials added more numbers to the mix, making it easier to win smaller prizes, but lengthening the odds for the jackpot from 1 in 175 million, to 1 in 292 million. and this jackpot has already rolled over 20 times since june
14th. it's approaching record territory, the biggest jackpot ever? $1.6 billion. one of those two winning tickets sold to a lucky family at this convenience store in chino hills last year. that morning, it looked like most of the town was celebrating inside. and david tonight, some tips from billionaire mark cuban if you win the powerball. hire a tax attorney first, don't take the lump sum and always remember, it's just money, it's not happiness. david? >> it helps. gio benitez tonight, thank you. and good luck to everyone. there is much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. a high school freshman collapsing during football practice and dying. that head line coming in today. and the urgent manhunt at the hour. two inmates breaking free. authorities believe they are armed and dangerous and where they are searching tonight. and it's your money. this time, involving unlimited data and your family plan.
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back from chargeston. our team was across the country for the great american eclipse. so many of you tweeting me your images and so many pictures we didn't see until today, and right here, the list of states in 2024. >> reporter: this image emerging tonight. the total solar eclipse from on board the nasa stream, 25,000 feet above the oregon coast right through the window. this is a composite image throwing the progression. and this man, diving into a pool in front of that full solar eclipse in oregon. it was a dance with the clouds in so many places. this partial eclipse behind a windmill in kansas. and this image captured over the statue of liberty. millions of americans looking up in awe and children.
this little guy's dream of one day being even closer. the next total solar eclipse, april 8, 2024. texas, oklahoma, arkansas, mississippi, illinois, kentucky, indiana, idaho, michigan, pennsylvania, new hampshire and maine. the solar eclipse uniting us all in that moment. we thank you for watching. great to be back, but boy, it was something. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night. the brush fire was being driven by strong winds.
deputies evacuated because of heavy smoke. it was burning in the camp parks area. it's close to the county jail. the winds were moving to the northeast. the fire was being pushed and the smoke away from most of dublin. firefighter video shows the charred earth was surrounded by dry grass. that fire, the number we have is 90% contained. it looks from the live chopper shot that really, i don't see anything else burning. we'll keep it at 90 officially for the moment. nobody was hurt. reminder the stay with the latest on this fire. download the news app and enable the push alerts for immediate updates on the phone and your tablet. with that we say good afternoon. >> let's head right to spencer christian to get a look at conditions near the fire. spencer. >> here is a close up look. it's warm and breezy in the area of the fire. it's not exceedingly hot. it's 85 degrees. this is a nearby reports station. it's warmer.
relative humidity 40%. a sizable fire can alter wind flow and generate stronger gusts. this is the situation right now. not likely to change much. our forecast for wind gusts over the next 24 hours in that area shows that we expect gusts to be mainly between about 10 to 12 miles an hour and overnight hours into early tomorrow morning. we have some very warm weather ahead for all the bay area as you look at this map of the western u.s. you can see this weekend is going to be very hot in the interior western states and very warm in the bay area as well. we may be facing elevated fire danger over the next several days. we'll have more on the fire