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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air involving u.s. troops. will thousands now be sent to the middle east amid these rising tensions with iran? what we have just learned tonight. our correspondent standing by live. also breaking, the severe weather hitting now. the new tornado on the ground before we came on. watches and warnings right now across several states. and meteorologists again warning this is a particularly dangerous situation tonight. and now, the concern in the northeast coming next. also tonight, president trump storming out of a meeting with house speaker nancy pelosi, among other leaders. tonight, new reporting, what happened inside that room. what pelosi said today that had the president fuming. tonight, what we've now learned after that dangerous rv chase playing out on live television. the woman driving the stolen rv, hitting several cars.
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and the most difficult moment to watch, and this dog does survive here. it can be seen jumping from the rv. the scene in court today. the pilot for american airlines in a jumpsuit, shackled, accused in three murders. arrested just before he was about to take off. the officer outside new york city facing manslaughter charges tonight after opening fire on a car as it sped away, killing a man inside. the american who left the u.s. before 9/11 and trained with al qaeda, captured in afghanistan, set to be released now for good behavior. the great white shark here in the northeast and tonight, the newest ping. where that shark is now, nearing another popular spot. the major hot dog recall just before the holiday. we have details tonight. and "all in the family" and "the jeffersons" are back tonight, but who will play archie bunker and edith and george and weezy? >> announcer: this is "abc world news tonight with david muir." good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a
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wednesday night. there are several developing stories as we go on tonight, and first, that breaking news that could involve thousands of u.s. troops. tonight, there is new reporting that the pentagon is drawing up plans for the white house that would call for sending up to 10,000 u.s. troops to the middle east. any exact number has not yet been revealed. and of course it comes amid those growing tensions with iran. the u.s. already ordering the "uss abraham lincoln" and its strike group to the region. president trump just days ago tweeting if iran wants a fight it would be, quote, the official end of iran. iran then tweeting back, an escalation of rhetoric, and now will that escalation involve u.s. troops? abc's martha raddatz leading us off. >> reporter: tonight a u.s. official tells abc news the pentagon is presenting plans to the white house to send up to 10,000 more american forces to the middle east, twice as many troops as are currently stationed in iraq and syria. it comes amid escalating tensions with iran. the military already sending an
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aircraft carrier and b-52 bombers to the region to guard against a possible attack on american interests. president trump has said he doesn't want to go to war. >> mr. president, are we going to war with iran? >> i hope not. >> reporter: one year after he pulled out of the iranian nuclear deal, the president is now urging iranian leaders to reach out to him. >> so, let's get right to martha raddatz with us live tonight. because martha, you're hearing from your sources tonight that this plan will be presented to the white house tomorrow? >> reporter: it will, david. we do know this request came from central command, which is responsible for the region, and that the troops would be used for defensive purposes, a deterrent to iran, but it is unclear whether this president, who wanted to get out of the mideast, would approve the request. david? >> all right, martha raddatz leading us off tonight. martha, thank you. we are also following another developing headline, a new tornado on the ground late today. there are watches and warnings up in several states as we're on the air.
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at least 60 reported tornadoes in just the last two days now, including this one right here near dawson, nebraska. flood alerts at this hour in six states now. homes have been swept away by a river in crescent, oklahoma. and 54 million americans are now in the path, as the powerful system tracks into the northeast tomorrow with heavy rain and damaging winds. meteorologist rob marciano has the timing for all of this, and he's in tulsa tonight. >> reporter: tonight, new images of a tornado tearing across oneida, kansas, as the national weather service again warns of a particularly dangerous situation. the storms have been relentless. dozens of tornadoes touching down all over the heartland for days now. west of des moines, iowa, an ef-2 tornado, with winds up to 130 miles per hour, killing a tch n in her home. and listen, as this home crashes into the cimma
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current, other homes hanging by a thread, the water eroding away the banks. nearly 9 inches of rain falling in parts of the state. outside tulsa, high water rescues, residents there climbing out their windows. at the keystone dam, officials releasing water at up to 1.6 million gallons per second. some communities now being urged to evacuate. >> so, let's get right to rob with us live again tonight. rob, we really appreciate your reporting all week long here, and i know this is active as we're on the air again tonight. and now the northeast dealing with severe weather tomorrow? >> reporter: yeah, this time tomorrow, it's going to get rough across the big cities in the northeast, david, but right now it's rough here. we've got a severe thunderstorm approaching us from the west. just to our south 20 miles, there's a tornado on the ground right now. let's show it to you on the radar, just east of oklahoma city. the warning is up for that and another cell and a watch here from north texas through oklahoma, kansas, missouri, all the way into northern illinois until 10:00 tonight. so, it's going to get rough along a big line of towns. this front pushes east tomorrow
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morning in through ohio. there you are in the northeast. parts of pennsylvania going to see rough areas in the midafternoon. by tomorrow, the rush hour, looking at new york city, philadelphia, pittsburgh, d.c., as far north as syracuse. big-time wind and hail. and again, we reset here in the plains, as well, tomorrow afternoon. david? >> rob, thanks to you again tonight. a remarkable showdown at the white house today. president trump storming out of a meeting with democratic leaders, hastily calling reporters to the rose garden after something house speaker nancy pelosi had said earlier in the day. what was it that set the president off? and how did speaker pelosi then respond? mary bruce on the hill again tonight. >> reporter: moments before heading to the white house this morning, house speaker nancy pelosi took a direct shot at president trump. >> we believe the president of the united states is engaged in a cover-up. >> reporter: furious that the president refuses to cooperate with congressional investigations, pelosi is under mounting pressure from demts to impeach. back at the white house, the president was watching. he made pelosi and democratic leaders wait for their scheduled
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meeting on infrastructure. arriving late, he shook no hands and immediately let loose on the speaker, calling her comments "terrible." then he marched right into the rose garden to unload. >> i walk in to look at people that had just said that i was doing a cover-up. i don't do cover-ups. >> reporter: the president declared he will not work with democrats on infrastructure or any other issue until they stop investigating him. >> you can go down the investigation track and you can go down the investment track, or the track of, let's get things done for the american people. >> reporter: back on the hill, democrats said they were taken aback. >> to watch what happened in the white house would make your jaw drop. >> reporter: they called the whole thing a setup, saying trump was never serious about negotiating a $2 trillion plan to rebuild the country's crumbling bridges, roads and infrastructure. >> for some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part,
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he just took a pass, and it just makes me wonder why he did that. in any event, i pray for the president of the united states. >> reporter: but on the question of impeachment, pelosi wouldn't answer. if this is a cover-up, why not move to begin impeachment? >> what happens now? >> reporter: how can you have any negotiations with this white house if this is how you communicate? >> you tried, mary. she's back up live on the hill again tonight. and mary, as all this played out, another breaking headline, as you have reported here on this broadcast, congressional democrats have been trying to get the president's financial records, of course, that battle now in the courts. and today, a second judge now ruling in congress' favor? >> reporter: well, david, the president tried to block his longtime lender, deutsche bank, from complying with a congressional subpoena, but today a federal judge rejected that request. this is now the second win for democrats in the court this week. a federal judge also ruled that the president's accountant has to turn over eight years of the president's financial records. but david, the white house does plan to appeal. >> the battle continues.
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mary, thank you. now to that dangerous high-speed chase playing out on live tv, a stolen rv, the driver slamming into cars and trees as she tried to get away. tonight, we've learned more now about the driver and about the dog seen on live tv jumping out of that rv. the dog does survive this. and here's abc's adrienne bankert tonight. >> reporter: tonight, this out-of-control driver under arrest. l.a. county sheriffs and the california highway patrol in pursuit of this stolen rv, the driver, a 52-year-old woman, careening through san fernando valley neighborhoods while holding two large dogs in her lap. >> slicing right through that tree there. >> reporter: she hits a tree, windshield. debris falls from inside. and what you're about to see is hard to watch. one dog jumps from the rv and is okay tonight. she hits a total of six cars -- >> oh, no! >> reporter: -- the driver of one, distraught. >> then, eventually, she smashes into this sedan before jumping from the rv, the second dog running beside her before being
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captured by an officer. the suspect and one person injured rushed to the hospital. the dogs treated, as well. the one that jumped out, walking on a leash tonight, the other with casts on its legs. and david, that woman is now being held on $100,000 bond for alleged evasion, hit and run and assault charges. and not just the rv, but the dogs were stolen, as well. they're microchipped, so the hopes are they will be reunited with their owners. david? >> we're glad those dogs are okay. adrienne, thank you. there are new developments tonight in the case of that pilot for american airlines charged with murdering three people in kentucky. christian martin, in an orange jumpsuit today, pleading not guilty in court. authorities arresting him moments before takeoff. we reported it at the time. he's accused of killing three former neighbors in 2015. prosecutors say one of the victims was supposed to testify against him at a military court-martial. next tonight, a police officer is now facing a manslaughter charge for the deadly shooting of a driver in newark. the officer firing repeatedly as that driver tried to race away.
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killing the driver, wounding a passenger. and here's abc's linsey davis.d captured on this newly released body cam video ended with a fatal shooting, and now has newark, new jersey, police officer jovanny crespo behind bars. >> shots fired! shots fired! >> reporter: it happened after a january traffic stop. the 26-year-old officer jumping out of his car several times as the vehicle sped away. firing at the car while it's still moving. >> i think i shot him. i seen a gun. >> rellax. he potea ate. he pointed the gun right at me. >> reporter: the driver, gregory griffin, a father of four, was shot in the head and died. investigators say they found a gun in the car, but tonight, crespo is behind bars, indicted on six counts, including manslaughter. >> he showed a reckless disregard for human life by shooting into a moving vehicle. >> reporter: tonight, the police union says they're confident he'll be acquitted.
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crespo had only been with the newark police for a year and a half. if convicted on all counts, david, he could face life in prison. >> linsey, thank you. now, to that new headline tonight about michael avenatti. federal prosecutors today charging him with defrauding his most famous client, stormy daniels. he's accused of stealing nearly $150,000 from her book deal, allegedly claiming the publisher hadn't paid her yet. he also faces charges of extorting nike in a separate case. and new developments tonight in the racist yearbook photo scandal involving virginia governor ralph northam. eastern virginia medical school now saying tonight its investigation cannot determine if the governor, then a student, is the one who appears in the photo showing one person in black face and another dressed at a member of the kkk. governor northam, who faced calls for his resignation, insists he is not in the picture. we move on now to a controversial headline tonight. american taliban john walker lindh is now hours away from freedom tonight. he left the u.s. before 9/11, trained with al qaeda. he was captured during the u.s.
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invasion of afghanistan. he's now set to be released from prison tomorrow, after nearly two decades behind bars for good behavior. here's abc's whit johnson. >> reporter: tonight, the so-called american taliban, just hours away from walking out of an indiana prison after serving 17 of his 20-year sentence. >> was this the right cause or the right place? >> exactly what i thought it would be. >> reporter: a headline-grabbing case in the wake of 9/11, with stunning images, showing john walker lindh, gaunt and filthy, captured from a prison basement in afghanistan in 2001, seen here in this video taken by afghan intelligence, refusing to answer questions from cia officer mike spann. >> hey, look at me. do you know the people that you're here working with are terrorists?>> reporter: just ana spann killed by militants during a prison uprising. lindh had converted to islam as a california teenager, left for the middle east, even met osama bin laden at an al qaeda training camp.
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he pleaded guilty to giving arms support to the taliban but is now being released for good behavior, sparking outrage. mike spann's father urging president trump to intervene. >> don't turn him loose if there's reports out here that he's not being the model prisoner that y'all say he is. >> reporter: lindh condemned terrorism at his sentencing, but two government reports found he continued to advocate for global jihad and made pro-isis statements. and sources tell abc news he has even preached in prison, quoting a prominent jihadi figure. and david, lindh will be facing tough restrictions. he can only communicate with people in english with his limited internet access. he also cannot associate with any known extremists and he cannot leave the country without permission. he's expected to move to northern virginia, just outside of d.c., after his release. david? >> whit johnson reporting in live from indiana tonight. whit, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. tracking the great white shark. tonight, the new location, off the coast here in the northeast.
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the newest ping, where the shark is now, and it's near another popular spot. also, the major hot dog recall just before the holiday weekend, and what authorities say was found in the hot dogs. and that race to escape today. the real scare for students on this school bus when it burst into flames. a lot more news ahead on a wednesday night. stay tuned. wednesday night. stay tuned. wednesday night. eart disease, watch what i eat, take statins, but still struggle to lower my ldl bad cholesterol. which means a heart attack or stroke. could strike without warning, pulling me away from everything that matters most. (siren) because with high bad cholesterol, my risk of a heart attack or stroke is real. ♪ repatha® plus a statin seriously lowers bad cholesterol by 63%. or stroke. do not take repatha® if you are allergic to it. repatha® can cause serious allergic reactions. signs include: trouble breathing or swallowing, or swelling of the face. most common side effects include runny nose, sore throat, common cold symptoms, flu or flu-like symptoms back pain, high blood sugar, and redness, pain,
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these sharks here in the northeast. following a deadly shark attack on cape cod last year, anxiety in massachusetts is high. >> i think the public's starting to get their head wrapped around the fact that this is a pretty serious situation. >> reporter: beach communities taking increased precautions this year, including advanced first aid kits. one town even offering what they're calling "stop the bleed" classes to learn how to treat shark bites. and david, we mentioned those advanced first aid kits. well, this is what's going to be inside. tourniquets and surgical dressings. this will all help lifeguards in those first critical moments after a shark bite. david? >> all right, gio benitez, thank you. when we come back, that new hot dog recall, what was found in the hot dogs. and "all in the family" and "the jeffersons" are back tonight live, but who plays archie and edith, george and weezy? in iamoment. plays george and weezy? we'll be right back.
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had to experience in my life. they had me sit in my car. they put glass on the floor and all over me and had me hunch over into the passenger seat. >> new york city police officer valerie cincinelli is accused of asking her boyfriend to hire someone to kill carvalho and her boyfriend's teenage daughter. with memorial day nearly here, a recall tonight involving a popular hot dog brand. chicago-based vienna beef now recalling 2,000 pounds of beef franks shipped in 10-pound cases over concerns they could be contaminated with metal. the company says it has identified the chicago-area restaurants that received the recalled shipments and they have been disposed of. when we come back tonight, "all in the family" and "the jeffersons" are back live tonight, but who gets the starring roles? aom >> announcer: "abc world news tonight with david muir" sponsored by weather tech, the ultimate american-made vehicle protection.
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pie ♪ >> thank you! finally, they made us laugh, but they also made us think. "all in the family" and "the jeffersons" both breaking barriers and both are back live tonight. here's amy robach. ♪ well, we're moving on up groundbreaking sitcoms are back. ♪ boy the way glen miller played ♪ >> reporter: that classic "all in the family." >> we gained a meathead. >> reporter: and "the jeffersons" returning to primetime with a new all-star cast. >> what up, it's jamie foxx. >> it's woody harrelson. >> marisa tomei. >> it's ellie kemper. >> reporter: all agreeing to revisit the iconic shows in a live special led by late night's comedy king jimmy kimmel. >> these are shows i watched with my family and by myself
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over and over again, as a kid. we thought, why not do it in the way that they've been doing these live musicals? >> reporter: original series creator norman lear getting right on board. >> he said, "you know who i'd love to play archie bunker," which really is the hardest one to cast, "is woody harrelson." so i texted woody harrelson. and he texted immediately and said yes. and i thought, from there, you know who would be the best george jefferson is jamie foxx. >> reporter: and the wives? marisa tomei as edith bunker. and wanda sykes as louise "weezy" jefferson. >> all of my life i've only bought three kinds of dresses. 50% off, seconds and going out of business.r:meor the laughs. >> boy? boy? [ laughter ] >> reporter: their social impact also burned into collective memory. when the first six episodes of "all in the family" ran, they ran with a warning. is there a warning necessary in front of either one of these live shows? >> i think we're giving people fair notice that what they're
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about to see is not what they see nowadays and it might create some conversation. ♪ guys like us we had it made >> you're talking about two of the greatest tv theme songs of all time. >> reporter: you do it. i see you -- ♪ songs that made the hit parade ♪ ♪ those were the days >> our thanks to jimmy and amy there. it's going to be something to see, all playing out live, just a short time from now, right here. i hope to see you tomorrow. good night. >> announcer: "abc's world news tonight with david muir."
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teachers in the east bay on strike and on the march. right now, they're taking their message to the people and they're not alone. fare evasion is one of b.a.r.t.'s biggest problems. abc 7 news is about building a better bay area. another local parent pleads guilty for paying to help get his daughter into college. east bay teachers and their supporters are going straight to the top with their demands right now. thank you for joining us. i'm dan ashley. i'm ama daetz. teachers are the latest in the bay area to go on strike. they've been on the picket lines since monday. >> the district has about a dozen schools in union city and hayward. overall, attendance has been dropping every day this week. 21% of students showed up
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monday, 15% yesterday and 14% today. >> kate larsen is live at the district's board meeting. kate, the teachers have numbers of their own to bring up. >> reporter: ama, dan, that's right. they wants the numbers on their paychecks to go up. there are teachers, parents, students here at the school board offices. there are more on the way marching from the park. everyone trying to get their point and concerns across. they're meeting this evening at the school board. >> reporter: teachers, parents and stoouudents of the new have school district are marching ahead of the meeting. the new haven teachers association wants a 10% raise over two years. 5% this year and 5 next year. the district is offering 1% next year with a possible 3% bonus. the district is arguing that their teachers are among the highest paid in the state. the teachers dispute that

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