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tonight, breaking news. hillary clinton and donald trump, the head-to-head match-up finally here. the first time for donald trump on a debate stage against just one other candidate. the stakes enormous for hillary clinton, too. trying to earn back trust. the race, a dead heat. we have inside reporting, what each candidate has in their arsenal, ready for tonight. so the suspect taking aim at drivers. nine people wounded. what was discovered inside his car. the flood emergency at this hour. thousands urged to evacuate. rivers rising. flash floods from texas to iowa. the system now moving east. the tragic death of a major league player and his friends. authorities tonight investigating. and we celebrate an american giant. arnold palmer. and what he said when we asked,
famous arnold palmer? good evening. and we begin tonight with the great debate. a night 18 months in the making. some say it could be on par with the super bowl as far as the audience. donald trump arriving just moments ago, about to walk in and get a feel for that debate stage, giving a thumbs up there to the cameras. and here's a look at what you'll see tonight. we'll have it right here on abc. donald trump will stand on the left. hillary clinton on the right there. and this number tonight. 1 in 5 aricans tell us, they could change their mind after what they see tonight. the new abc news poll showing clinton at 46%, trump, 44%, a dead heat. and the last time hillary clinton and donald trump spent this amount of time together, 11 years ago, at donald trump's wedding. tonight, everyone is expecting a different atmosphere, so, let's get right to it. how donald trump is preparing, and here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight, donald
political battlefield. trump's debate playbook. first, temperament. something that has gotten him into trouble before. >> look at those hands. are they small hands? and he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else must be small. i guarantee you, there's no problem. i guarantee you. >> reporter: trump's goal? look presidential. he's shown he can do it while still counterpunching, like >> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. everybody in the world loved new york and loved new yorkers, and i have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> reporter: another challenge? show command of the issues. this will be trump's first ever one-on-one debate. in the primaries, multiple candidates swallowed up air
explain his policy solutions, like his secret plan for isis. >> but you have your own plan? >> i have a plan. if i win, i don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is. >> reporter: and standing across from hillary clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major party, trump may find himself again confronted with his past statements about women. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> reporter: trump was given videos of clinton's past debates, perhaps taking a lesson from one of her former rivals, who invaded her space on the debate stage. >> we'll shake on this. >> i want your signature. >> reporter: trump has to keep his cool. even with the clinton campaign planting a rival reality show billionaire front and center in the audience. trump tormentor mark cuban is bragging that he's got a front row seat tonight. if he does, he'll definitely be in the sight line of donald trump.
his homework, but didn't over prepare. >> he's basically going to be donald trump. >> reporter: also advising trump, former fox news chairman roger ailes, who famously prepped ronald reagan for the debate where he delivered this famous line. >> and i want you to know that also, i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> reporter: trump says he rehearsing any canned lines, and insists he's won all of his debates just being himself. >> and tom llamas live in that debate hall. tom, you've been talking to the campaign. we love how you tried out that front row seat there. so much has been made about donald trump's temperament, and we remember what he told us right here on this broadcast not long ago. wanted to get your reaction. what will your temperament be on that debate stage 20 days from now? >> i can't tell you, because i'm not sure that i know. it will depend. you're going to have to adjust, you're going to have to see.
in life, david, you need flexibility. it may be very nice and very respectful, and it may not, depends on how she treats me. >> all right, tom, you've been working your sources. any new clues tonight? >> reporter: well, over the past few weeks, donald trump has said he wants this debate to be about issues, but if he's personally attacked, he will fire back. we know this morning he did some rapid fire question and answer sessions with his staff, and just before we came on the air, david, i was texting with his campaign manager. i said, any last-minute advice to your boss? sh yourself. david? >> all right, tom llamas, thank you. hillary clinton faces a huge task tonight, as well. she has watched this race tighten, and her campaign says clinton knows that she has to earn back trust. here's abc's cecilia vega tonight. >> reporter: just hours before hillary clinton faces off against donald trump, aides tell abc news she was still deep in debate preps. one of her only breaks in days? a stop at her granddaughter, charlotte's, birthday party.
>> reporter: with her lead in the polls shrinking, clinton's challenge now? to connect with voters on a personal level, like she did in this infamous moment from 2008, when she was asked what she would say to voters who like barack obama more. >> well, that hurts my feelings. >> i'm sorry, senator. i'm sorry. >> but i'll try to go on. he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary, no doubt about it. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: this year, she's used humor. on display, when asked which enemies she's most proud to have -- >> well, in addition to the nra, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the
>> reporter: tonight, there's the trust factor, too. clinton needs a better answer about those e-mails. >> i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> reporter: but one of clinton's main goals tonight? to go on the offensive against donald trump. when they finally face off, this is where it will happen. you can see the podiums right here. they are the same size, but the height is adjustable. hillary clinton's, take a look, about ten inches shorter than donald trump's podium. that'she between these two candidates. to prepare, clinton has held mock debates, replicating the setting. her long-time aide, philippe reines, notoriously shrewd and combative, playing the role of her opponent. her team looking for ways to get under trump's skin, even meeting with the man who ghostwrote his "art of the deal." and today, clinton's running mate taunting trump. >> okay, well, you got 90 minutes, and there's a moderator and two of you on stage.
>> all right, cecilia vega also live inside the debate hall tonight. secretary clinton told us not long ago that she knows donald trump says he won all of those republican debates, and here's how she answered this question, cecilia. donald trump has said about you and the debates, i know how to handle hillary. do you know how to handle trump? >> well, we'll see, won't we, on september 26th. >> and cecilia, you've learned tonight that hillary clinton is now preparing for two scenarios this evening? >> reporter: she is, david. and her aides tell me that she is nervous heading into this in these mock debates, they've been practicing for the nice donald trump to show up here. one who even compliments her, but they are bracing for what could be their worst-case scenario, that a reserved donald trump shows up here on this stage tonight. david? >> all right, cecilia vega, we'll see you a little later in primetime. in the meantime, you heard that number i mentioned at the top. 1 in 5 americans telling us, they could change their mind tonight. there have been debate moments before that turned the race. just ask abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: the first lesson of past debates?
george h.w. bush looked at his watch and seemed bored. al gore kept on sighing, and he seemed rude. >> for example, in alaska, there's a lot of -- that's what a governor gets to do. man's practicing fuzzy math again. there's differences. >> reporter: one liners are fine. but don't repeat them and sound like a robot. >> and let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. he knows exactly what he's doing. but i would add this. let's dispel with this fiction that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. henows exactly what he's doing. this notion that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing is just not true. >> there it is. there it is, the memorized 25-second speech. there it is, everybody. >> reporter: but worse than repeating? forgetting. >> commerce, education, and the uh -- what's the third one there, let's see. i can't, the third one, i can't. sorry. oops. >> almost painful to look back, jon. he's live in the spin room tonight. and jon, campaign aides, surrogates will flood that room
message, of course, but this year, a lot of this is going to be cemented really in social media, well before they can even make it to the spin room. >> reporter: perceptions will be shaped in real-time, david. i spoke to some of the folks from facebook just a short while ago. they say they expect 50 million people will be talking about the debate during the debate on facebook. tens of millions more on twitter. the campaigns are encouraging their supporters to get out there and be part of that conversation and shape perceptions about who won and who lost. >> all right, jon karl, can't wait for your coverage tonight, al abc news will have full coverage of tonight's debate. you can watch it right here on abc, live, 9:00 p.m. eastern. i'll be joining george and the powerhouse political team, right here, again just a short time from now. in the meantime, we move on tonight, and to that shooter, just as rush hour began in houston. firing dozens of times at drivers going to work. police officers rushing to the scene. this woman running after her husband's car. he was shot just after he left home. abc's phillip mena is on the scene tonight.
at dawn in this upscale houston neighborhood. witnesses say a man armed with a laser-sighted rifle, taking aim at the windshield of passing cars. a bullet missing this woman by inches. >> all of the sudden, my windshield exploded. >> reporter: jennifer molleda's husband had just left for work when she heard his car screech to a halt. >> he's screaming on the phone, "i'm hit, jen, i'm hit." >> reporter: molleda racing to find her husband. his cheek grazed. >> the shooter was truly trying to kill. >> rep bullets or flying glass. police taking cover. the rampage coming to an end, as police shoot the suspect dead. investigators finding guns, 2,600 rounds of ammo, along with nazi materials in and around his porsche. that car registered to houston attorney nathan desai. tonight, investigators are still here on the scene, combing for
>> fill len phillip mena tonight. phillip, thank you. that shooting in texas coming just days after a deadly attack at a mall in washington state. the suspect, seen in surveillance footage, inside the macy's gun in hand. and today, he appeared in court. charged with five counts of first degree murder. police say he's confessed to them all. overseas tonight, to syria. the city of aleppo, sinking deeper into destruction. fresh air strikes reportedly from the syrian government taking a staggering toll tonight. more than 200 civilians killed in opposition-held parts of that city. in one rebel-held neighborhood, bulldozers were cleaning up what's been reduced to rubble there. back here in the u.s. tonight, and to the extreme weather watch at this hour. dangerous flooding from texas, up to wisconsin. up to seven inches of rain in san antonio, closing roads and trapping drivers. more than 40 water rescues, including this garbage truck. up to seven feet of water already swamping homes in iowa, rivers rising to major flood stage. evacuations and curfews in parts of iowa and wisconsin at this hour. tonight, that system is moving eastward. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano live tonight,
>> reporter: david, the weather here is windy, but thankfully dry in waterlogged iowa. meanwhile, the cedar river behind me continues to rise. forecast to crest tomorrow at 23 feet, then dump into the mississippi, which will have some flooding this weekend. that front that brought the wind and rain, moving east now, and be along the i-95 big coast cities tomorrow for a waterlogged commute. heren cedar rapids, they filled over 250,000 sandbags, lined this city with nine miles of temporary flood walls, which they desperately need to hold, because that's how long it's going to take, this entire week, for this river to get back in its banks. david? >> rob marciano live in iowa. rob, thank you. and next here, to miami, and a special tribute tonight to pitcher jose fernandez, at tonight's marlins game. every member of the team will wear the same number, his number 16. fernandez and some of his friends died in a boating accident, a tragic end for a popular player who had overcome so many odds.
>> reporter: in honor of a baseball hero gone too soon, every one of the miami marlins is wearing a number 16 jersey at their game in florida tonight against the mets. women are here are flowers, and tears are flowing. authorities here investigating the crash that took jose fernandez's life, are saying that it wasn't drugs or alcohol, but high speed that sent his 30-foot speedboat crashing into these rocks. >> pretty major impact on the bottom side. >> reporter: the 24-year-old star pitcher and two friends were killed. it's not clear who was behind the wheel. tonight, south florida and sports fans everywhere are taking it hard. >> you watch kids play little league, that's the joy that jose played with and the passion he felt about playing. >> reporter: it was a speedboat that changed his life eight years ago, when he defected from cuba with his family on his fourth try. drafted out of high school, the 6'3" right-handed pitcher would soon become an all-star. last week, he posted this picture of his girlfriend, pregnant with their daughter.
fernandez was finishing up his best season in the majors. we're learning tonight that the team is retiring number 16. david? >> steve osunsami, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the high speed chase. the dramatic takedown, and you'll see it here. the suspect on the run, then throwing items out the window at authorities chased him down the highway. we'll have more on that in a moment. the story of the mother and son, lost at sea for eight days. searchers had given up. the son has now been found. and the qu and right here, we celebrate an american icon tonight. arnold palmer. the king of golf. and what he recently said when we asked, what's the recipe for your famous drink, that arnold palmer? palmer? come on back.er previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, including those with an abnormal alk or e.g.f.r. gene who've tried an fda-approved targeted therapy, this is big.
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>> reporter: tonight, nathan carman is on his way back to land after more than a week lost at sea. and days after the coast guard called off its search. a cargo ship spotting the 22-year-old sunday, 115 miles south of martha's vineyard. >> he was found in a life raft, with food and water. he was reported to be in good condition. >> reporter: but nathan's mother, linda carman, is still missing. the pair left a rhode island marina in their 32-foot fishing linda's friend says linda texted her their plans, writing, "call me if you don't hear from me." nathan carman reportedly telling rescuers -- >> when the boat started taking on water, he went looking for his mom to get into the life raft and he could not find her. >> reporter: tonight, coast guard officials say there is little hope linda carman is alive, and they want to know more about what happened. and david, nathan carman is still on that freighter. he's expected to arrive in boston tomorrow night.
>> linzie, thank you. when we come back here, the football tragedy. the high school player dying two days after being injured on the field. he'd been sent home by the doctors. the dramatic police chase. the driver speeding at 100 miles an hour, then throwing things out the window before the takedown. d tom hanks, photobombing an unsuspecting bride and groom. not a bad wedding album now. we'll be right back. eligibility? care don't put off checking out your options until sixty-five. now is a good time to get the ball rolling. insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like any of these types of plans, it could help you with out-of-pocket medical costs. call now and request your free decision guide and explore the range of aarp medicare supplement plans. start gathering the information you need...
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ni nicklaus, saying of palmer, "he was one of my best friends. he always had my back." tonight here, we celebrate a great. >> reporter: he began his career in 1949. >> as he dons the traditional masters jacket. >> reporter: a seven-time majors champion, arnold palmer's talent and charm were singular. >> arnie's army is hanging on every stroke of their hero, arnold palmer. >> reporter: and here he was on "what's my line" before all of america knew him. >> let's let the audience in the theater and the folks at home know line really is. >> reporter: palmer arrived at just about the same time tv did. >> arnold palmer is the masters champion. >> reporter: and long after his career, millions in endorsements. nearly up there with tiger woods. including that famous drink he created. it started with his simple request at a diner back in the 1960s. >> i had a big glass of iced tea and i shared a little lemonade
was it good. well, a lady at a table nearby heard me do that and she said, "i want a palmer." >> reporter: tonight, that drink still being made in a factory in new jersey. and once not long ago, when we asked him on "world news tonight" for the recipe? >> what is the secret ratio again? >> well, it's -- it's so close that i'm going to keep it secret. >> reporter: a secret kept by a golfing great who gave so much to charity. we should all toast him with a palmer. thank you fo monday night. i'm david muir. our debate coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern. our entire political team here. and i hope to see you back here tomorrow night. good night. morrow night.
a bully at the bus stop. this video posted by an angry mom last week has more than 2000 views on facebook. >> russell haythorn joins us. based on what we have seen it appears this mother has good reason to be upset. >> reporter: in this minute long video the young victim asks the bully to stop at least 14 times. the moth far too long in a district with a zero-tolerance policy on bullying. it happened in brighton district 20 7j. in the video a bigger kid with a stick is prodding and poking a smaller child with this -- stick. we have learned that the middle school has discipline the two students involved the mother of the victim said her son suffers from ptsd and a special needs so he tends to get picked on