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tonight, the state of emergency as we come on the air. more than 30 fires raging at this hour. mandatory evacuations across several states tonight. our team on the front lines and flying you right over the fires. more than 20 homes already destroyed in one fire alone. hundreds more in the path tonight. and across the country, we're also watching the threat of severe storms into the night. ginger zee is also standing by. the major victory tonight for president trump at the supreme court. the 5-4 decision upholding his travel ban, effecting visitors from mostly muslim countries. the reaction pouring in tonight. the explosion at a hospital late today. patients evacuated. word of the injuries. rescue teams racing to the scene. the murder of a young teacher end and tonight, the arrest. authorities now revealing how they used a family genealogy
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website to track down their w suspect. the young american woman on vacation, the parasailing accident. the rope tethered to the boat breaking free. tonight, the horrific scene, and why it was so difficult to get her home for emergency treatment. and made in america. tonight, the famous items so many children and adults have asked for, made right here outside las vegas. it's been to space and back. good evening, as we come on the air tonight from las vegas. tonight, triple digit heat here, 109 degrees right now. and it's this kind of heat and the dry conditions that are setting the stage for a dangerous night ahead. tonight, several fires raging, thousands of families forced to evacuate across several states. authorities taking people to take this seriously. there is a state of emergency in parts of northern california as we come on, at least 1,000 more acre s destroyed in just the pat 24 hours.
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firefighters battling around the clock tonight. homes already destroyed. hundreds more in danger tonight. this evening, we're going to fly you right over these fires, and abc's will carr on the front lines, leading us off from lake county, california, tonight. >> reporter: tonight, fire crews waging war against the pawnee fire, working around the clock to attack the blaze from both the air and the ground. out of control flames destroying at least 22 holmes and businesses. there's a real past of destruction. i want you to show you this food truck, really a stunning visual. and then you can see the real toll when you take a wide look. looking at this home, which has burned to the ground. on monday, we watched with charwin ward, as he believed his home was going up in flames. >> i don't know. i just probably lost everything li.>>epte thgh w found ward in his home, still standing. >> i'm just ecstatic, i can't believe it's still there. >> reporter: the fire destroyed his cars, melted a greenhouse,
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torched a shed, but fire crews battled fierce conditions to save his house. >> they're a bunch of great guys, man. every single one of them. i can't even tell you how many of them, i wish i knew their names. >> reporter: but others may not be so lucky, with more than 30 fires raging across the western united states. >> the time to prepare was yesterday. we need people to really take the time to have a plan. >> reporter: david, tonight this fire has exploded on the hillside behind me. you can see those fierce flaming shooting up. there is a massive plume of smoke billowing up into the sky. it's raining ash down for miles. this is a clear sign that this fight is far from over. david? >> just an unbelievable picture there. will carr leading us off tonight, thank you. as will just said, this is far from over. we spoke just moments ago with veteran reporter waine freidman of our station kgo in san franci pa waine, thank you for joining us. and the team p or t a y sinn t ound tonigh w the
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right now is staying ahead of this blaze and protecting some 600 structures. the larger concern is what this fire represents to the state of california so early in the season. right here, 11,500 acres and counting. lake county has dealt with fire evacuations and losses four straight years. as one resident said, he's worried he's not worried. experts tell us this season is shaping up just like last year, and that was california's worst on record. >> yeah, and we remember being right there on the scene with you last season. in the meantime, wayne, the forecast tonight. you've been dealing with dry conditions and winds. >> reporter: they're expecting winds of roughly 20 miles an hour. they can cope with those. the bigger concern is what happens later this summer. it's only going to get hotter and drier. david? >> wayne, thank you. we are watching the fires, and also the threat at this hour of severe storms elsewhere across the country.
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chief meteorologist ginger zee on the red flag warnings and the storms tonight. she's back along the gw bridge in new york. ginger? >> reporter: david, there are more than 11 inches be-lowell average in santa rosa, california, when it comes to rainfall since october 1st, so, they're dry. looking at this map, you know the relative humidity is low. 5% to 10% in the red flag warning areas. ones gusts to 40, and it is still very hot. wednesday afternoon highs, 110, phoenix. 108, las vegas. now, we have to check in the midfmi middle of the nation. severe thunderstorm watch from missouri to southern illinois. gusts to 70 miles an hour. david? >> ginger, thank you. we're going to turn to the other news this tuesday night, and the major victory for president trump. the supreme court, in a 5-4 decision today, upholding the president's controversial travel ban effecting several predominantly muslim countries, ruling it is in the president's authority. the president at a meeting with rrm members of congress, cheering his victory, saying, "we have to be tough, we have to be safe." protesters on the steps of the
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high court today. tonight, new reaction pouring into this ruling, and is this a sign of a aiit logical shift in the court? abc's terry moran tonight at the court. >> reporter: within minutes of the ruling, president trump was tweeting victory. "supreme court upholds trump travel ban. wow!" in the 5-4 ruling, the sharply divided justices, reflecting the same passions this trump policy ignited from the moment he announced it during the 2016 campaign. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> reporter: it was a shocking declaration. at the democratic convention, the muslim father of a fallen american soldier brandished his cotituon. >> in this document, look for
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the words "liberty" and "equal protection of law." >> reporter: the travel ban the taking office didn't mention muslims, but targeted only is w like. >> reporter: and the outrage was instant. >> love! not hate! >> reporter: today, the supreme court ruled on actually the third version of the travel ban -- two others blocked by lower courts -- and this one, very different in crucial ways. it was issued after a worldwide review of security procedures in different countries. it offers case-by-case waivers for some individuals, people with long business relationships or close american family members, for instance. and it barred some individuals from nonmuslim countries, north korea and venezuela. all that, chief justice roberts wrote, shows that this ban is a lawful, national security measure. "the ban is expressly premised on legitimate purposes," roberts wrote, "preventing entry of nationals who cannot be adequately vetted."
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>> the supreme court ruling was a tremendous victory for our country. >> reporter: the administration argued it was crystal clear the travel ban did not target muslims, pointing to what the president himself told david. >> who are we talking about? is this the muslim ban? >> we're talking ash -- no, it's not the muslim ban -- but it'sr terror. >> reporter: but the liberals on the court called that a sham. justice sonia sotomayor, her voice filled with fury in court today, declaring, "this new window dressing cannot conceal an unassailable fact, the words of the president and his advisers create the strong perception that the ban is contaminated by impermissible, against islam and its followers." president trump was handed his first major supreme court victory, which he clearly enjoyed. >> that's the finaled word. that's the supreme court. >> terry moran live from the supreme court. and toderry, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell tweeting out this picture, shaking hands with justice gore such. the balance on the court was a big issue last election. we saw the impact of that today,
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terry, with this travel ban ruling. a shift on the court. and really, in a ruling on another major issue, as well. >> reporter: absolutely, david. another 5-4 decision, this one on abortion. justice gore such joining the conservatives in holding that those crisis pregnancy centers, which try to persuade women to carry their pregnancies to term rather than choose abortion, cannot be forced to post a notice inside their centers, telling women where and how they might get abortions. the court striking down that california law, saying it violated the first amendment right of those pregnancy centers. david? >> terry moran, who has watched the court for years for us. terry, thank you. and there is another developing story also we're on the air tonight. late tonight, word of an explosion at a hospital in central texas. you can see the black smoke right there above the hospital in gainesville, texas. they did race to evacuate the patients. there is word of injuries tonight. abc's mar kuls moore frcus moor now. >> reporter: tonight, smoke billowing from coryell memorial
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hospital in gatesville, texas. rescuers rushing to the scene to evacuate patients in desperate need of help. >> they've got an active fire at the maintenance building and people trapped. >> reporter: hospital workers seen assisting patients in wheelchairs, fanning them in the brutal texas heat. ambulances called in to help transport patients to other hospitals. officials saying several are injured. and tonight, there are reports the explosion occurred in a section of the building under construction. >> i have a gas explosion at the back of the hospital. >> reporter: these images showing the moment of that powerful blast. debris flying into the air. police calling the situation an ongoing emergency. and tonight, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused this explosion that, david, was so strong, it knocked out power to some 900 homes and businesses in the area. david? >> marcus moore tonight. marcus, thu.oyok the economy, and to an iconic american brand. harley-davidson. we reported last night here, president trump lashing out after harley-davidson said it was moving some production
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overseas, because of the tariffs. they say, already having an impact on them. well tonight, the president going even further, saying harley-davidson mole or the cycles should never be built in another country. and he's now threatening them with new taxes. here's abc's jonathan karl tonight. >> reporter: president trump not lodge ago hailed harley-davidson as the ultimate american company. >> made in america. harley-davidson. made in america. >> reporter: he promised to do great things for them. >> we want to make it easier for businesses to create more jobs and more factories in the united states, and you're a great example of it. >> reporter: but now, a year and a half later, the company is getting hit hard by the president's trade war, and says new tariffs are forcing them to manufacture more bikes overseas. and now from the president, a threat. "a harley-davidson should never be built in another country, never," the president tweeted. "if they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end, they
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surrendered, they quit! the aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never eilore!" are assembled here, the company has plants all over the world where it builds parts and motorcycles to sell in other countries. when the president slapped hefty tariffs on the european union, they retaliated with a huge tax hike on harleys sold in europe, raising the cost of a bike by about $2,200. the company calls its decision toake more bikes abroad its "only sustainable option." >> harley-davidsonat as an excuse and i don't like that. i think the people that ride harleys are not happy with harley-davidson and i wouldn't beiter. >> and jon, president trump vowing-davidson will pay for their decision. tonight, some top republicans warn it's the president's tariffs that are created the problem? >> reporter: well, trade is one area where republicans have been willing to tell the president that they think he is just flat
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wrong. just look at what republican senator ben sasse sai statement. thproblem isn't that harley is unpatriotic, it's that tariffs are stupid. president's trade policies could mean more job losses in america ahead. >> jon karl with us again tonight. thank you, job. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the murder of a young teacher, and tonight, a major development right here. authorities now revealing how they found their suspect, using a family genealogy website. they say he was hiding this plain sight. also tonight, the flight from houston to minneapolis and what a passenger did after she found out that flight had been diverted. and made in america is back tonight. right here in nevada. the one thing many of you at home might have asked your parents for when you were kids -- did you ever get it? i got one today, i'm really excited. it's been to space and back. it's been to space and back. on that ahead. relentless. your plaques are always there at the worst t.
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murder of a sixth grade teacher 25 years ago. tonight, an arrest, and authorities say they used a family genealogy website to make that arrest. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, a break in a cold case that had pennsylvania investigators stumped for more than 25 years. raymond rowe, known as dj seen here, now under arrest for the murder of christy mirack, a sixth grade teacher who was sexually assaulted and strangled in her lancaster home back in 1992. >> he's been free longer than she lived her entire life. >> reporter: investigators say they used the same technology that cracked the case of the golden state killer. a lab in virginia created a genetic profile from crime scene dna, then uploaded it to a public genealogy database. after finding relatives, police zeroed in on rowe and say they then matched the dna after he discarded gum and a water bottle. police are thanking the lab. >> they were able to say, look, raymond rowe seems like a pretty
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space pen to document the d discove discovery. all right, you have to come to nevada to see the famous fisher space pen. >> that's right. >> reporter: so you brought one? >> we did. >> reporter: what do you got? >> this is the original. used on all manned space flights. even as little -- >> reporter: look at that. my own fisher space pen. >> reporter: my name, right there on it. and 50 years later, a sense of pride tonight. this went up with apollo 7. >> this marks 50 years in space for us. >> reporter: it was cary's dade who invented the pen in 1966. he was already in the ballpoint pen business, but was convinced he could do better. >> original pens were just lousy. oozed out the front, dried up. you could transfer signature two weeks later with a thumb print, so, they were just awful. >> reporter: you can still do that today with pens. they're still kind of a mess. not yours, though. >> that's right. >> reporter: paul fisher invented the pen using nigh ktn,
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sealing the inning. >> they tested it to 50 below zero, 400 degrees above. >> reporter: it worked just fine in this nevada heat, 109 today. >> absolutely. >> reporter: you can see right here, boulder city, nevada, usa. >> reporter: 30 miles outside ue l hlas vegas, 6 a wor5 workers. >> family and friends love space pens. >> it's shocking to everyone now that little old boulder city has a great american-made company here. >> reporter: first, the stainless steel cut into these pen tips. each batch checked before being cleaned and set here, where they're attached to fisher's patented pressurized inning cartridge. then over to assembly. each one by than. tara on the line for 21 years. >> we're just like a family epr:udly holding up a newly completed pen. then picked up for packaging. and it turns out, all those years ago, they donated a few hundred pens to the russians for the cosmo naughts, a good will
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gesture. the russians still use the pen? they're paying for it now, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: i'm looking out for made in america. >> we're trying. >> reporter: a 50-year-old made in america idea, still selling more than 1 million pens around the world every year. 1966 and it's still blowing my mind. all these years later. >> made in america! >> 50 years, and we wish for more. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. good night. >> announcer: live, where you
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live, this is abc 7y close. >> i lost everything that i've ever had in my life. >> the past 24 hours has been scarey as heck. >> flames fueled by shifting wind are swallowing up homes in lake county. this fire is growing and proving hard to fight. good afternoon and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley if for larry beil. >> calfire says the fire burned through the night and now burned 11500 acres and still 5% contained. 22 structures destroyed. 600 threatened and a mandatory evacuation order for the spring valley community. more than 1,400 firefighters are working to stop the blaze in efrom spreading. >> and you can see on the map the fire is burning just west of indianaen valley reservoir. wayne friedman is following the story and joins from us lake county with the latest. wayne. good afternoon, ama. that 5% is an important factor. when they say the 5% are
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contained most of thoets a day. a big day for firefighters. over my shoulder you can see what's burning now. there was a complaining in the wind that turned the pawnee fire back on itself 37 but it's going to flip around any moment and then play flip around again. that said we have had a spectacle all day long. today the heavy artillery, the d.c.-10 aerial tanker flew so low that it disappeared behind the mountain when it resurfaced with the cargo delivered. one element with others fighting on the ground for every yard as the fire moved south today. humidity dropped to the teens. winds to the 20s. flames leapt in places, a thick filter of dark smoke blackened the sky like a filter for an eclipse. a few miles away waited out the worse relies on claws, word of mouth and a map showing the danger area.
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