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tv   ABC World News Tonight With David Muir  KGO  June 1, 2018 3:30pm-4:00pm PDT

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because i always have. tonight, breaking news. the face to face summit is on. tonight, what we've just learned about the meeting in the oval office. the president, and north korea's former spymaster, delivering a letter from kim jong-un. just a week after the president cancelled the summit. what was it that turned things around? also developing at this hour, a possible serial killer in the northeast. a man under arrest for kidnapping. what's been discovered outside this home. why authorities fear more victims. the other major image coming in tonight. the takedown. the man accused of a killing a veteran sheriff's deputy. we are following severe storms in the heartland and in
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the east. severe thunderstorm watches up in several states as we come on the air. rob is standing by with the new track. the uber driver under arrest for shooting and killing a passenger on an interstate. and the van, and the plunge in an airport parking lot. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a very busy friday night. we begin with history made, as north korea's onetime spymaster traveled to the white house carrying a letter from kim jong-un. when they emerged over an hour later, the president telling reporters they were going to singapore. the president saying the letter was interesting, then revealing he had not read it yet. this evening, we've learned the president has now read the
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letter. jonathan karl leading us off. >> reporter: they sure didn't look like bitter enemies when they emerged from their oval office meeting. this was supposed to be a just a letter delivery. kim jong-un's right-hand man delivering a message from the north korean dictator. but it turned into something more. >> it was a getting to know you meeting, plus. >> reporter: for one, news. the big summit is happening after all. >> but we're going to be june 12th, we'll be in singapore. >> reporter: until last week, north korea's former spy chief, and kim jong-un's most feared enforcer, was not allowed to set foot in the united states, officially sanctioned and banned. but this afternoon, kim yong-chol and his small entourage arrived at the white house in a black suv. mr. kim and his translator were quickly ushered in by chief of staff john kelly. the other north koreans, not allowed in. there was no sign of the letter, but he did have it with him and white house officials say it was tested for poisons before given
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to the president. >> it was a very interesting letter. and at some point it may be appropriate, it may be, and i'll be able to give it to you, maybe. you'll be able to see it. and maybe fairly soon. >> reporter: but a few minutes later the president said this. >> i haven't seen the letter yet. i purposely didn't open the letter. i haven't opened it. i didn't open it in front of the director. i said, would you want me to open it? he said, you can read it later. i may be in for a big surprise, folks. >> reporter: at any rate, officials say he has now read the letter. with the summit now officially back on and the president flashing his signature thumbs up as he bid farewell to the north koreans, he is trying to lower expectatio, at least a little. >> it will be a beginning. i don't say, and'vnever said it happens in one meeting. you' talking about years of hostility, years of problems, years of really hatred between so many different nations. but i think you're going to have a very positive result in the end.
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>> jon, you and i watched as this unfolded this afternoon. president trump has now read the letter from kim jong-un. do we have any idea what was in letter? >> reporter: the white house has just released photos of the president taking delivery of letter. it's in an oversized envelope. the white house won't say much about what is in the letter. just that the president read it after he said good-bye to mr. kim, and it contained a positive message that clears the way, david, for that summit in singapore on june 12th. in the meantime, one more question on this tonight. this meeting lasted far longer than anyone expected. let's get right to martha raddatz. let's remind everyone what the president said just a week ago. >> based on the recent statement
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of north korea, i have decided to terminate the planned summit in singapore on june 12th. >> that was just eight days ago. we were on the air, we heard the president asked about cancelling the summit, and he said we're totally over the high tensions. >> reporter: it's clear the president really wants this summit to go ahead, even though there may not be any grand results as far as denuclearization. the president said the summit will be the beginning of a process which could involve a series of meetings in the future. president trump used the word process nine times today. it looks like it will be a slower process, and that it will make the north koreans happy as well. >> martha, thank you. meantime this friday night,
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other major stories unfolding. a grisly discovery in massachusetts. police looking for bodies at a home where they have already found three. the arrest of this man, stewart weldon, led them to the property. here's erielle reshef. >> reporter: tonight, an intense search under way using ground-penetrating radar after the gruesome discovery of three bodies at this massachusetts home. >> we're looking for objects underneath the surface. radio waves will kick back and indicate to us whether there's an object there. it can also detect disturbed earth, which would indicate any kind of excavation. >> reporter: that house tied to stewart weldon, who was pulled over sunday night for a broken taillight. police say he took off, leading them on a dangerous pursuit. eventually captured. police alarmed to find a badly injured woman in the car, who claimed weldon "had been holding her captive for the past month." allegedly beating and repeatedly raping her.
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on wednesday, police began searching the home, finding three bodies. >> it's alarming. it's scary. you know? because you don't know your neighbors. >> reporter: authorities now looking for other possible victims. >> if there are any other victims we're going to find it, or them. >> reporter: officials have not connected weldon to the deaths. but police say their investigation is just beginning. >> let's get to erielle live in massachusetts tonight. you were telling us the police also discovered a child alive inside the home. where is the child tonight? >> reporter: police have taken the child into emergency custody. and weldon is facing several charges including armed kidnapping, and is being held on $1 million bond. >> thank you. and next to the dramatic takedown and the manhunt for the man police say killed a veteran police deputy.
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alex perez with the moment, the takedown, in tennessee. >> reporter: in custody. this is the image police across tennessee worked tirelessly to make happen. accused cop killer, steven wiggins, finally captured. >> we're very glad to announce again that the suspect has been taken into custody. >> reporter: an eagle-eyed tennessee state trooper spotting the suspect along the tree line, on the edge of a rural road. >> he was able to take him into custody without any incident. >> reporter: police have been searching for wiggins since wednesday, after authorities say he killed sergeant daniel baker. investigators say baker tried to pull wiggins over, when the suspect led him on a chase that ended with a shootout. baker was a former marine and a ten-year veteran of the force. his wife asking the sheriff to read a letter on her behalf. >> his service and dedication to his country and community will always be remembered.
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>> reporter: now wiggins, officials say, will be transported to jail bound with sergeant baker's handcuffs. wiggins has been charged with first degree premeditated murder. he's being held without bail and the prosecutor says they will be seeking the death penalty. david? >> alex, thank you. next, to severe storms hitting as we start the weekend rkweekend, from montana to georgia. 14 reported tornadoes in the last 24 hours. in virginia, this road washed out. and blowing winds and rain in jacksonville, florida. let's go to rob marciano, live along the west side highway for us tonight. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. so much of the country on a very humid and warm air mass. the storms dropping a lot of rain. in new york, severe flooding. and georgia, damaging winds.
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across the midwest, through wyoming, tornado warnings. and up through nebraska and north dakota as well through 11:00 p.m. tonight. st. louis, memphis, damagin winds, scattered hail, maybe a tornado or two tomorrow. and some rain across the midatlantic again, a bit of a mess. david? >> thank you. in the meantime, we turn to american jobs, and your money tonight. the president welcoming the jobs report today. reporting 220,000 jobs added in may, driving the unemployment rate down to 3.8%. tonight, how long has it been since unemployment was this low in our country
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? here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: tonight, 92 straight months of jobs gains the longest winning streak ever. the last time the unemployment rate was lower it was almost 50 years ago in 1969. >> we have some of the best economic numbers we've ever had, and that goes a long way. >> reporter: the growth widespread today. from retail to healthcare. construction to manufacturing and transportation. trucking businesses like brenny's transportation in minnesota even stretched to find drivers. >> my company alone did an increase in salary this year of approximately 15%. it's still very difficult to find drivers to fill seats in those trucks. >> reporter: the jobs report also revealing a lag in wage increases. earnings up about 0.8% last month. and the hot economy also
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signaling what's ahead for consumers. >> in six, about months, interest rates are going to change. >> this was a very strong jobs report today, but there is still concern about interest rates and the new tariffs that went into effect this week? >> that's right. the new tariffs could cost the economy up to 240,000 jobs. if tensions were to escalate, that number could rise. >> rebecca, thank you. next to puerto rico tonight. hurricane season officially began today. tonight, eight months after maria devastated the island, home to 3.5 million american citizens, workers are still repairing the fragile power grid, and thousands still without power. and still questions over the true death toll.
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here's victor oquendo. >> reportet: in storm ravaged yabucoa, not only do many feel powerless after hurricane maria, many still remain without power. do you feel like you've been forgotten? >> yeah, been forgotten. we think they've forgotten us. >> reporter: angel cartagena and his wife have been without electricity since maria made landfall in their town last september. more than 10,000 remain without power. the longest running blackout in american history. do you feel like you're ready for this hurricane season? >> no\, i don't think that we're ready because we're not ready in my mind. >> reporter: officials say it might take another two months before power is restored. scenes like these. david found walking down hallways without power, meeting people struggling to cope have now mostly disappeared. but officials admit the grid remains vulnerable and that another storm could wipe away any progress.
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and hours after landfall, rob maiano found maria ortiz in desperati desperation. >> we can't let them die. >> reporter: we found her again. >> we got the power back on march 16th. but still, it goes on and off. >> reporter: the official death toll stands at 64, but a new harvard study says at least 4,600 deaths can be linked to the hurricane. >> victor is back in san juan for us tonight. so many questions about the original death toll you just reported on. and tonight, puerto rico's government seeming to acknowledge that more than 64 people died connected to maria? >> reporter: that's right. for the first time, we're seeing new official numbers that suggest a sharp spike in deaths after maria.
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in the three months after the hurricane, 1,400 more people died than the previous year. but the government is stopping short of saying the hurricane was responsible. >> thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the uber driver, accused of shooting his passenger. and the former officer claiming self defense, claiming stand your ground. what the judge ruled today. and the van, and the four-story plunge in an airport parking lot today. a lot more news ahead. little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable
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>> 3, 2, 1! oh! >> reporter: pink confetti. it's a girl. and britt documenting her journey every step of the way. the nurses. the ultrasound. and when she was born, britt naming her daughter christian after her father, chris. and this week, britt, gathering together chris' band of brothers. back from afghanistan. the baby girl turning 11 weeks old tomorrow. >> just knowing that we can come home to a baby girl. it was awesome. >> reporter: holding her in their hands. "daddy's my hero" on her onesie. that american flag, and her father's eyes. puts it all in perspective. we choose tonight, britt, christian, and that band of the children of california. tony is a leader , slips through the cracks. sure california's schools are the best in the country. every child in california has a fair shot. i'm tony thurmond, and i'll lead california's fight against donald trump and betsy devos's anti-education agenda. please vote for tony thurmond
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live, this is abc we came into this series knowing what we're up against. we've seen this team three years in a row. and we've had the amazing battles with them. >> last night was amazing. that's for sure. tensions ran high at the end of the game as the warriors beat the cavs in overtime in game one of the nba finals. last night one of the biggest blunders in finals history with j.r. smith messing up brain lock at the worst possible moment. and lebron is don't you know what the score is? the cleveland cavaliers paid for his mistake. though i should point out it was 107/107 at the time he did not lose for them >> i mean, come on we won anyway nicely. >> yes the warriors will take game one after a scare and a lot of wakyness. with that we say good afternoon thanks for joining us larry beil. >> i'm ama daetz.


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