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tonight, breaking news. the fbi bombshell for hillary clinton. revealing they will now investigate newly discovered e-mails. why now, 11 days before the election? and are the e-mails connected to clinton advisor huma abedin and her estranged husband anthony weiner? tonight, donald trump pouncing. also breaking, the fire one of america's busiest airports. chaos in the cabin. passengers racing to escape. and we're on the scene tonight. the near disaster at another airport. and the new reveal late today. what happened in the cockpit of the campaign plane veering off the runway in new york? and, the urgent manhunt. the 911 calls just released. hunting for a killer who took aim at two police officers. >> we got shots fired. >> we have new reporting right here. and, the mom, the son, and
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who is our person of the week? good evening. we begin tonight with that fbi bombshell. as i mentioned, there are 11 days until the election, and millions of americans are already voting. and today, with hillary clinton in the air, flying to iowa, where the race is tied, the news breaks. the fbi director, revealing new e-mails have now been discovered and will be investigated. they were discovered while looking into a separate case involving anthony weiner. his estranged wife, huma abedin she and her husband shared a device, and thousands of e-mails. pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton stepping off that plane today, into a political nightmare. >> any reaction to the fbi investigation?
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questions about those newly discovered e-mails. her campaign stunned. abc news has learned it began inside the fbi yesterday morning. the firestorm set in motion during a highly confidential briefing by fbi director james comey with senior agents. those agents came to him with explosive information that new e-mails had been discovered. comey decides further investigation is needed, and even though there is no evidence of wrongdoing by clinton, the director decides he has to tell congress. and today, less than 24 hours later, with clinton in the air flying to iowa, director comey drops the bombshell in a letter to congress. writing, in connection with an unrelated case, the fbi has learned of the existence of e-mails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. he goes on to say they will determine whether they contain classified information. and stresses that the fbi cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant and he says he cannot predict how long it will take to complete the investigation.
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late today we learned that the investigation was reopened because of a criminal probe into anthony weiner. and an alleged underage sexting case. e-mails on a device shared by him and his estranged wife, clinton aide, huma abedin. weiner was double -- publicly disgraced after a series of scandals. sources tell abc news their shared device contained thousands of e-mails, and now the fbi must go through them to see whether the information on them was classified. >> and pierre is with us live. the clinton camp is furious tonight, saying the fbi director should be revealing more and didn't explain enough today. with so few days before this election, will we hear from him before election day? >> reporter: a senior official tells me it's extremely unlikely
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finished before election day. but sources say comey had no choice but to release the information, or be accused of hiding it before the election. and the fbi announcement today catching republicans and democrats by surprise. hillary clinton and her aide, huma abedin, seen together on the plane. there was no wi-fi, so no one knew of the breaking headlines, not even the reporters on the plane. vega. who just moments ago, got reaction to that bombshell. >> reporter: when hillary clinton boarded her plane bound for iowa this morning, it seemed like a regular day on the campaign trail. onboard, clinton chatting with her top aides, including huma abedin. team clinton insisting they're running like underdogs. >> we are running as if we are behind. the polls are going to tighten. >> reporter: but while we were in the air, that political bombshell breaking on the ground below. we just got off the flight. there was no wi-fi onboard, all
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no one had any idea what was happening while we were in the air. staffers were completely shocked. >> secretary clinton, any reaction to the fbi investigation? >> reporter: secretary clinton, any reaction to director comey reopening his investigation into your e-mails? so far, no comment from hillary clinton or her staffers. at her first rally, clinton still not addressing the news. but a standard line in her stump speech now taking on new meaning. >> donald trump says he can still win. and you know, he's right. anything can happen in an election. >> reporter: on tv, a top campaign official blasting the timing of today's announcement. >> it boggles the mind why this step was taken with just 11 days to go. we're 11 days out from election day. it is incumbent upon director comey to fill in the blanks and provide more information about what prompted him to send this letter today. >> reporter: in her final rally of the day, clinton still not addressing the october surprise
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unusual election. i don't take anything, any place, or anyone for granted. i'm going to work as hard as i can to the end. >> and cecilia vega joins us from iowa. we heard the outrage from a top campaign official. do they truly sense this could affect the outcome of the election? >> reporter: the outrage suggests they're nervous about this. they're furious it came 11 days before the election. this was a total bombshell to the campaign at the highest level. they found out about this along with everyone else today. >> cecilia, thank you. donald trump, pouncing today after targeting the fbi director during the course of this campaign. trump now praising the fbi. and it comes just as the new abc news tracking poll shows the race between trump and clinton tightening to four points now, this was even before today's
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>> i need to open with a very critical breaking news announcement. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump celebrating that october surprise. >> they are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the united states of america. we must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office. hampshire rally erupting. >> all: lock her up! lock her up! lock her up! >> reporter: trump has often raised questions about huma abedin, specifically because of her marriage to anthony weiner. >> i don't like huma going home at night and telling anthony weiner all of these secrets. >> reporter: he's also often attacked the fbi for not recommending charges against clinton.
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we have to investigate the investigation, folks. >> reporter: but today -- >> i have great respect for the fact that the fbi and the department of justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that may made. it might not be as rigged as i thought, right? right? >> tom llamas with us live. this evening, donald trump once unhappy with the fbi, but making it clear, he's very happy now. they sense an opening. >> reporter: that's true. after weeks of negative headlines, they're jumping on this headline very hard. tweeting, a great day on the campaign trail just got better. david? >> tom llamas, thank you. let's bring in dan abrams.
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bombshell. but any indication it will be a legal bombshell? >> that's much more of a long shot. remember when director comey decided not to indict hillary clinton. he made it clear, it's not enough to just have classified information on an e-mail. it has to be intentionally mishandling classified information, or disloyalty to the country. that legal standard still exists, and as h can't yet assess whether the material will be significant. >> and yet he's investigating with 11 days to go. >> absolutely. >> dan, thank you. there is other news to get to on this friday night. to chicago now, a passenger plane bursting into flames on the runway. fire and black smoke pouring from under the wing. passengers scrambling down emergency slides to escape. alex perez in chicago tonight. >> reporter: from the tarmac, passengers running from american
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massive plane in a ball of flames. >> american's engine caught fire. right on the rollout. >> reporter: inside the plane, sheer terror. as people mob the aisles to get out. 161 passengers and 9 crew onboard. passenger hector cardenas recording his escape. out of the emergency exits, down the slides as the massive fire rages all around them. >> everybody was standing up, running. it was like the end of their lives. >> reporter: the 767 wide body jet was headed for miami. officials first thought the plane blew a tire and had to abort. now, american says an engine related issue caused the fire. the fire, seen by passengers landing nearby. the towering smoke, visible from blocks away.
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back here at o'hare, you can see the plane still surrounded by emergency vehicles. officials say at least 20 people on the plane are being treated for minor injuries. david? >> alex, thank you. and now the pictures from ft. lauderdale. a fedex cargo plane exploding into flames on the runway. you can hear the gasps there. the landing gear collapsed as it was landing. no injuries reported. we'll stay on there are also new developments in the dangerous close call for republican candidate mike pence. his campaign plane skidding off the runway during a storm at new york's laguardia airport last night. pence saying he could feel the plane fishtail before sliding into an arrester bed. stopping short of a highway here in new york. the plane pulled from the mud. federal investigators looking into the accident. we turn to a supposed church under fire for its so-called
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claiming to treat everything from autism to cancer. doctors saying the church is preying on the desperate. calling the treatment, poison. brian ross confronting the church leader, and you'll see it. >> reporter: it's called the genesis ii church of health and healing. and 59-year-old mark grenon is the archbishop. claiming that what's in this bottle is a miracle cure for virtually any disease. >> fro >> reporter: but as we found after buying and testing some of the miracle cure, called mms, there is nothing miraculous about it. basically a form of chlorine. >> mms is an industrial chemical. it's an industrial bleach. >> reporter: in fact, look what happened when we poured some of it undiluted onto a pair of jeans. to the outrage of parents, that's what the archbishop says should be given in much smaller doses to children with autism. >> you are doing it at the expense of these defenseless
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how can you not call that evil? >> reporter: the fda has received reports from across the country of violent, severe, unstoppable vomiting and diarrhea caused by drinking it. and the husband of sylvia nash says she died after taking a few drops of the miracle cure, told it would prevent malaria. >> mms did kill my wife. there's no question in my mind. >> reporter: an autopsy could not determine her cause of death. but the claims that the miracle cure actually harms people was not something the archbishop wanted to talk about. are you harming people with this do you think, sir? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: you're not. not at all. >> you're an actor, okay? >> reporter: i am a reporter. >> you're a piece of [ bleep ], as they say in spanish. >> quite the language from an archbishop. in the meantime, what is the government doing about this? >> reporter: several prosecutors have put one distributor in
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we begin with breaking news, firefighters have contained a wildfire in douglas
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homes the west side of highlands ranch. >> this is the chatridge fire and it torched 200-acre. forcing 800 people to evacuate at one point. denver 7 is live for us, the firefighters and their quick work may have saved homes there. >> a lottof relief out here tonight and things have returned back to normal. residents are allowed to go back this started around 11:50 a.m., crews responded fast, 12 agencies from the metro area and their hard work paid off. this is cell phone video. one of the 858 people who was evacuated. right outside his home near the irrigation pond where crews are drawing water and he had been watching the fire for hours when he was told to go.


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