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tonight, rocked by aftershocks. new scares following that 6.4 earthquake in southern california. children on stage when the quake hit. aftershocks less than 24 hours later. a major 5.4 tremor jolting the region. our team inside a store, rushing to safety. also breaking, the explosion rocking college dorms. reports of injuries coming in. president trump's new plan to add a citizenship question to the census, even after being rejected by the supreme court. and what he is now blaming for that historical gaffe during his fourth of july address. the road rage manhunt at this hour. police searching for the suspect wanted for firing into a family pickup, igniting fireworks inside.
the vehicle in flames. the deadly chopper crash in the bahamas. a billionaire coal tycoon and his daughter among the victims. haunting new images of the helicopter at the bottom of the ocean. emergency landing. fire breaking out on board the flight from new york to london. a passenger's charger possibly to blame. the out of control car on the highway. spinning out across four lanes of traffic. the driver making a remarkable recovery. and wimbledon's comeback kid. 15-year-old coco gauff, one point away from elimination, storming back with a win for the ages. receiving what she calls "the most unexpected message." and who sent it. good evening. it's great to have you with us on this friday night. i'm cecilia vega, in for david. we begin with the powerful
just moments ago, authorities announcing there have been more than 1,400 after that quake, a 6.4, causing injuries, fires, and extensive damage. seismologyis seismologists warning an even bigger quake could be coming. here's marcus moore. >> reporter: tonight, after that massive 6.4 quake shook homes and businesses, aftershocks are rattling buildings and nerves. >> there's been about 1,400 aftershocks. >> reporter: the biggest one so far, hitting near the epicenter.
our eva pilgrim reporting live. now this is the road between ridgecrest and trona. when the ground started to shake, it buckled the highway and tore the pavement, leaving cracks like this one more than a foot deep. ridgecrest now under a state of emergency. pictures flying off the walls of this business. watch this restaurant employee taking cover inside of a doorway. crates and bottles flying from store shelves, shattered glass strewn across the floor, workers sprinting to safety. 65 children performing a july fourth play when the ground started shaking. three of yari mower's five kids were on that stage. >> i'm all the way in the back of the room and i'm just trying to figure out how am i going to get to my kids. >> my immediate thought was my little sister, because she's um. >> reporter: are you still kind of on edge? >> yeah, absolutely. i'm not comfortable inside my house. >> reporter: these homes knocked from their foundations. sarah barrett running to help
her neighbors. >> i ran through the glass barefoot out here to get over to their house as quick as i could to make sure that they were okay. we pulled the owner out, and i believe it was her granddaughter, out of the trailer. >> reporter: and after gas leaks sparked fires thursday, authorities now telling homeowners to call their provider if they smell gas. >> so many people on edge there tonight. marcus, we mentioned the 1,400 aftershocks so far. officials are putting some odds on the potential for an even bigger quake in the next few days? >> reporter: yes. officials are saying there's a 1 in 20 chance. so, they're telling residents to be prepared. if you feel the ground start to shake, very quickly, find cover under something sturdy and hold on. also, have a pair of shoes next to your bed because you could be running over broken glass or other debris. >> thank you. also breaking at this hour, the explosion rocking the campus at the university of
nevada-reno. reports of some people suffering injuries. firefighters blaming the explosion on a utilities accident. here's erielle reshef. >> reporter: tonight, an explosion rocking a dormitory at the university of nevada in reno. an entrance blown out. >> we just had a massive explosion. we're going to need to do a third alarm response to this incident. >> it was like a car accident shook the entire apartment. >> reporter: authorities say the blast happened in the boiler room where technicians were doing work. the school sending this alert, cautioning people to stay away. an investigation is under way. classes have been cancelled. cecilia? >> thank you.
we move on to the deadly storms across parts of the country tonight. severe weather from the rockies to the east coast this weekend. tornadoes touching down in wisconsin. flash flooding stopping cars in their tracks in minnesota. here's rob marciano. >> reporter: tonight, dangerous heat and humidity fueling storms from the rockies to the east coast. five reported tornadoes. including this slow-moving one in wyoming. families taking cover from a hailstorm near denver, while mother nature provided the fireworks. in dale city, virginia, a sinkhole after heavy rain swallowing this car. and flash flooding near st. cloud, minnesota. waterlogged residents wading through water, pushing stranded vehicles. and straight line winds peeling the roof off this building in monck's corner, south carolina. not far away, in georgetown,
multiple people struck by lightning thursday. one person was killed. july, notoriously the most dangerous month for lightning injuries. >> rob, let's get right to the forecast. >> reporter: the heaviest rain near the east coast. but damaging storms with wind in the west. severe thunderstorm watch for rapid city and other places through the evening. look for strong storms tomorrow, d.c. to boston, new england, the strongest storms late in the day. heat warning up for parts of philadelphia. going to feel like over 100 in places like memphis and tuscaloosa. >> rob, thank you. next tonight, president trump is trying not to let the supreme court's ruling get in the way of adding that controversial citizenship question to the census. the president now says he's considering an executive order to tack on the question, even
though thee dertmentting it's still struggling to make its case. here's rachel scott. >> reporter: tonight, the white house announcing it still plans to push ahead with including that controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census. despite the supreme court blocking the administration's efforts, president trump saying he has options. >> we can start the printing now and maybe do an addendum after we get a positive decision. so, we're working on a lot of things, including an executive order. >> reporter: today, department of justice lawyers told a federal judge they are exploring ways to include the question, but they also acknowledged they do not have details on how that might happen. forms are already being printed without the question. >> $15 to $20 billion and you're not allowed to ask them are you a citizen. and by the way, if you look at the history of our country, it's almost always been asked. >> reporter: but americans haven't been asked about citizenship on the census in nearly 70 years.
>> you need it for congress for districting, you need it for appropriations. >> reporter: yet the census bureau itself estimates millions of people, mostly minorities, might not answer that question, and go uncounted, which could affect federal funding and congressional seats. before leaving the white house for a weekend in bedminster, the president praising his july 4th military celebration. >> it was really a recruitment situation. a lot of people are going to be joining our army, navy, air force, marines. >> reporter: while tens of thousands turned out for the show of force and flyovers, this head-scratching remark making headlines. >> in june of 1775, the continental congress created a unified army out of the revolutionary forces. it rammed the ramparts. it took over the airports. it did everything it had to do. >> reporter: many taking to
twitter, one writing, "we beat the british because they had to connect through atlanta." today, the president offered an explanation. he blamed faulty teleprompters. >> the teleprompter went out. it kept going on. and then at the end it just went out. it went kaput. >> rachel, joining us from new jersey. the president also made news about the immigration raids that he had delayed a few weeks ago. today, he said they might be back on again? >> reporter: yes, president trump said the deportation raids were on hold, but not off the table. he said he gave congress two weeks to find a solution, but time is now up, and the raids could start soon. >> thank you. now to an urgent manhunt for road rage in houston. the vehicle going up in flames. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: tonight, police in texas searching for a gunman who
set off this horrific explosion. trapping two toddlers and their parents inside their burning vehicle. witnesses say this case of road rage started when the family stopped to buy fireworks. the father getting into an argument with another man. >> he supposedly cut him off. and then once that happened, that's when the dude started shooting. >> reporter: investigators say the shooter followed them to this gas station, firing as they tried to drive away. the incident caught on surveillance. >> one of the rounds struck the fireworks in his vehicle causing the fireworks to explode. >> reporter: the inferno, badly burning the 1 and 2-year-old children in the backseat. they and their parents, pulled out of the car by good samaritans. >> she just kept yelling, "my baby, my baby." i said, "ma'am, we need to step away from the car, because the car is going to blow up." probably two seconds after that, that's when the fireworks started coming out. >> reporter: all four family members still in the hospital. the children in critical condition, as police try to find
the gunman, who they believe is driving a light-colored suv. >> thank you. next tonight to the chopper crash killing seven in the bahamas. sinking to the bottom of the ocean. here's victor oquendo. >> reporter: tonight, investigators in the bahamas sifting through the underwater wreckage of the helicopter crash that killed seven americans including west virginia billionaire chris cline. the man dubbed the king of coal and his group, took off from big grand cay abaco for ft. lauderdale around 2:00 a.m. thursday because of a medical emergency. the helicopter reported missing just before 3:00 p.m. residents of grand key, hours later, discovering the downed aircraft overturned in 16 feet of water. its tail and rotors gone. >> because the wreckage was found in shallow water, mishap investigators should have a pretty good idea of what went wrong. >> reporter: cline founded one of the nation's top coal companies and donated $1 million to president trump's
2017 inauguration. two other men and four women were on board with him, including his daughter kameron and three friends. the cline family releasing a statement saying "chris was one of west virginia's strongest sons, an american original, full of grit, integrity, intelligence, and humor." adding, "our sister kameron was a bright light." a bahamian salvage team is working on recovering the helicopter before transporting it here to florida for inspection. today would have been cline's 61st birthday. cecilia? >> thank you. and a new headline today about the economy. the u.s. adding 224,000 new jobs last month, beating expectations. unemployment ticking up to 3.7%. overseas tonight, the comeback at wimbledon. gauff taking on herzog, becoming a big star on center court. coco, one point away from being eliminated in the second set, digging in, and that's when
things got ian pannell. >> reporter: tonight, a star is born. coco gauff, wimbledon's comeback kid. facing a battle with herzog of slovenia. with tenacity and nerves of steel, coming from behind to force a third set. the crowd here with her all the way. and they're also cheering back home at the family restaurant in florida. coco says ever since that upset defeat of venus williams, life changed in a matter of seconds. >> my fiancee's mom posted me on instagram, and i was screaming, i would love to go to a concert. >> reporter: as for all the money she's winning -- >> i can't buy a car, because i can't drive.
>> reporter: after all, wimbledon's new star is still just a 15-year-old schoolgirl. another stunning victory. after today, it only gets harder. next up, last year's french open champion. but everything seems possible for coco. cecilia? >> you can watch wimbledon coverage on espn. still ahead on "world news tonight," what sparked the fire onboard this sfliflight? plus, the grim discovery in the case of the murdered student. and spinning out across four highway lanes. it was all caught on camera. we'll tell you how it all ends when we come back. -uh, yes. 55 is a suggestion. -...it's kind of like driving with his dad. -what a sign, huh? terry, can you take a selfie of me? -take a selfie of you? -yeah. can you make it look like i'm holding it? -he did show us how to bundle home and auto at progressive.com
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news. >> it was yeah, definitely shook me quite a bit. >> right away breaking news at the university of nevada reno where an explosion rocked a.bou afternoon. officials say the building partially collapsed. right now authorities believe a gas leak caused the blast. neighbors could feel it throughout the university area. >> just watching tv and like this boom, it felt like something hit the house because some of my stuff fell. i go outside and there's people out there. you just see just a plume of smoke and then it just spread. >> almost looks like a cloud. argenta is a seven-story dorm which opened in 2006 and houses up to 750 people. the university's website refers to as a civic engage the themed residence hall. even though the university was closed for the holiday yesterday, classes were keded for today and now canceled.
>> good afternoon. i'm chris zee. >> i'm dion him. we'll have more throughout the afternoon and evening. today's other top story, the recovery from yesterday's earthquake. >> get out. get out. >> aftershocks rattle already frayed nerves in southern california. >> if we continue to have these 5.0s or greater, is that going to continue to wear on these buildings? >> aftershocks from southern california's largest quaking in two decades continue to rumble near los angeles. the 5.4 aftershock hit the region earlier today. news reporter alex stone joins with us a look at the damage and recovery. >> reporter: as clean-up begins. >> our kitchen's completely