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thanks for street losing streak. down again after the worst three-day point loss in history. 401(k) take a new hit and new fears tonight about how low it can go. developing now, high school hostages, police respond to a 14-year-old with a gun holding a roomful of students and his teacher. what happened next. the train attack terror suspect in court today blind folded and barefoot. prosecutors reveal his intent to kill and what he did moments before the american heros stopped him. trump attack. the g.o.p. front-runner unleashes a new twitter tirade, hitting his opponents, taking aim at fox news. what will he say to thousands gathered in iowa right now. and nightmare at the museum, the 350-year-old masterpiece worth more than $1 million, no match for the 12-year-old who
stumbled right into it. good evening. i'm george stephanopoulos in for david. let's get right to that breaking news. another white knuckle day on wall street. it began with signs of a comeback after those rough three days but it ended badly, down another 200 points, the longest losing streak in three years. millions of americans watching their 401(k)s, wondering if the worst is over, and abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis starts us off. >> reporter: tonight, wall street whiplash. what looked like a turnaround tuesday -- >> i've been talking to traders on the floor and they expect this to be a volatile day ahead. now we're up as much as 300 points on the dow. with stocks clawing back after monday's decline, this means it's the worst day for stocks, the worst day in four years. turning instead into a tumultuous tuesdaying, closing
down more than 200 points. the continuation of a global selloff and new questions about how low the market can go. >> what does that tell you? >> the selling's is not over. >> reporter: the typical 401(k) down $10,000. what's driving the volatility? >> the big picture you have to keep in mind is that the world stock markets are repricing the chinese economy. >> reporter: which is slowing chinese demand for everything from american cars to electronics to airplanes, a ripple effect that can eventually hit american jobs and is already hitting oil prices. the silver lining tonight, oil's drop has set gas prices below $2 a gallon at over 1,000 stations in 15 states. >> that's the good news right there but this is all sparking a new debate. should the fed stick with their plans to raise interest rates? >> reporter: that's the key question for everyone out there.
it touches you whether you own a stock or not. interest rates have been zero percent for the last six years. many expected the fed to hike them for the first time in september. a number of people are thinking this might not come as soon as you thought. >> thanks very much. now to a developing story out of west virginia. police reporting a hostage situation at a high school. a student holding a classroom captive, the rest of the school on lockdown. students filing out to the track. tonight that student in custody, thank goodness. everyone is safe. abc's pierre thomas is tracking the case. >> reporter: barefoot and blind folded, the terror suspect arrived at the courthouse today escorted by a special anti-terrorism squad.
>> reporter: today at west virginia's phillip basher high school, reports of a public gunman. as students are rushed out of the school, police are called in. >> there is a weapon at the school. >> reporter: and the news kept getting scarier. >> we have a hostage situation. second floor. hostage situation, barricade. >> reporter: a 14-year-old male from the school holding numerous students and a teacher hostage with a pistol. authorities able to get all 800 students out of the building safely and to take the suspect into custody after negotiations without anyone getting hurt. the suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation while police try to establish a motive. george, i can tell you, everyone there tonight is breathing a sigh of relief. >> i'll bet they are. pierre, thanks very much. we're sorry for the mixup there. we move overseas to new developments in a massacre prooechltd on a french train, the gunman tackled by american heros, hog tied and later carried away by police. tonight what the shooter watched on his phone moments before
opening fire and why authorities now believe he may not have been acting alone. abc's david wright in paris for us again tonight. >> reporter: barefoot and blindfolded, terror suspect ayoub el khazzani arrived at the courthouse today, escorted by a special anti-terrorism squad. their faces hidden behind ski masks to protect their identities. today the chief prosecutor in paris said el khazzani activated a new cell phone the day of the attack. his phone records show that while he was on the train, he watched extremist videos calling for violent acts in the name of radical islam. french authorities now believe el khazzani may not have been acting alone, that someone with access to his facebook password disabled the account the day after the attack when he was already in custody. el khazzani also gave no credible explanation how he obtained his weapons, including a kalashnikov, a luger pistol, plus nearly 300 rounds of
ammunition. in his bag, a half liter of gasoline. authorities say el khazzani initially told them he just wanted to rob the train, having found a bag full of weapons in the park. the three americans who tackled him enjoying the fruits of their fame. last night anthony sadler on the red carpet of the paris premiere of "straight outta compton." >> this is unreal. two days ago we were on the train and now all this has happened. this is crazy. >> reporter: his two friends receiving hospital treatment at a military hospital, still haunted by that confrontation on the train. the fourth american hero is still in intensive care. as for the case against el khazzani, it's still in its early stages but if convicted he could face life in prison. george? >> david, thanks very much. another story developing right now, caroline kennedy facing questions. the u.s. ambassador to japan criticizing for using a private e-mail server for public business. our white house correspondent
jon karl with the details. >> reporter: this comes in an inspector general report looking at a u.s. 'emembassy in tokyo. it finds that she used personal e-mail accounts to send and receive messages containing official business, including some information labeled sensitive but unclassified. sending or receiving sensitive government information with private e-mail would appear to be a clear violation of government policy, but today the state department said it has seen no indication that ambassador kennedy violated the rules with respect to her e-mail. as for caroline kennedy, george, there's been no response. >> jon, thanks very much. there's another battle royale brewing in politics. donald trump right at the center of it, picking a new fight with megyn kelly who confronted trump during that g.o.p. debate. this time trump's tweets are at a powerful opponent. forces at fox news saying it's time for trump to apologize or else. tom llamas has the blow by blow.
>> reporter: he's battling 16 challengers but tonight donald trump's new fight is with fox news. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. >> reporter: trump, possibly still sore from that question, and when megyn kelly returned yesterday -- >> welcome to the kelly fire. >> reporter: trump firing off a series of tweets. megyn kelly must have been a terrible vacation, she's really off her game. and, i like the kelly file much better without megyn kelly. the republican front-runner also retweeted someone else's comment, calling the anchor a bimbo. today fox news chairman roger ails calling trump's surprised and unprovoked attack as unacceptable as it is disturbing and demanding an apology. kelly wasn't trump's only target, the candidate launching a tirade against many rivals, even senator lindsey graham and george pataki tweeting, he and graham are zero in polls. graham firing back.
>> the way he attacks women is going to be a death blow to the future of our party. come to south carolina and i'll beat his brains out. >> reporter: trump's favorite target, jeb bush. >> jeb bush is a nice person. he doesn't have the energy or the capacity to make our country great again. that i can tell you 100%. >> reporter: in colorado today bush trying to brush it all off. >> i'm not a talker, i'm a doer. there's a lot of really good talkers running for president. there's one in particular i'm thinking of. >> reporter: but here in iowa, for voters like mary who made her own trump t-shirt, his talk is striking a chord. >> i believe he tells the truth and he says it like it is. >> reporter: george just behind me you can see some of those trump supporters filing in. they love his tough talk. tonight some republican leaders are still afraid that donald trump may launch an independent bid. today the south carolina republican party is demanding that anybody who wants to be on their primary ball on the sign a pledge that they will eventually support the republican nominee.
we'll see if donald trump will sign that. >> tom, thanks very much. to the west now where we've been reporting on the outbreak of wildfires. 65 major ones burning right now, one monster fire in washington state shattering records. tonight something we rarely see, fire fighters in fresno against impossible conditions. >> reporter: tonight frightening video from the fire fighters themselves from the front lines. a large tree just crashed within inches of these fire fighters battling flames in southern california. 65 major fires burning in the west tonight. washington's okanogan complex fires now the state's largest in history growing even more overnight. >> today's weather is going to be a challenge yet again. >> reporter: this large home seen before the flames, drone footage showing the charred rubble after math. resources stretched to the brink for the first time in seven years. foreign fighters are on u.s. soil battling flames.
this group arriving from australia and new zealand. >> everybody wants to come on these deployments. it's seen as sort of a highlight of your career. >> reporter: the emotional toll of fighting these stubborn flames captured by this father/son duo. >> it's been a hard adventure but one that i will look back for the rest of my life fondly. >> reporter: the fires so widespread and devastating. officials say it will be several weeks before they know how many properties were lost here in washington. george? >> kendis, thanks. meteorologist rob marciano is in california with the forecast. more heat in the west. we're tracking a new tropical storm, erika. >> reporter: they're bracing for more heat out west, especially in southern california and across the northwest, gusty winds. red flag warnings remaining and heavy smoke will fill the air. temperatures into the 80s across oregon, 90s in california.
air atlantic strengthening. by sunday somewhere near the u.s. coastline but our computer models not showing a lot of confidence towards the end of the forecast period. this could go just about anywhere next week. >> i know you'll be tracking it. overseas now to syria. last night we told you about those priceless ruins destroyed by isis. tonight isis posting new images, this roman temple leveled. alex marquardt reports tonight from syria. >> reporter: the temple that stood for 2,000 years. tonight, a pile of rubble. here, chilling new images of what isis claims are its fighters placing barrels filled with explosives around the temple of baalshamin. wiring bombs to its towering pillars. in an instant, this archeological treasure in the ancient city of pal meyer ra erased. earlier this month in damascus we were shown a palmyran tomb by the man in charge of rescuing
syria's historic artifacts, devastated by the reckless destruction. >> we've preserved palmyran art but we cannot preserve the palmyran site. >> reporter: a site until now protected by an 82-year-old archaeologist, reportedly accused by isis of refusing to give up hidden antiquities, before he was beheaded just last week. iss is has looted and sold what they can, often destroying what they can't. calling it sacrilegious. the u.n. calls the temple's destruction a war crime, and it will certainly not be the last. alex marquardt, abc news, damascus. tonight a passing to note. justin wilson, the indy car racer we told you about struck by debris on the race track over the weekend suffering a severe head wound. he died last night. tonight we learn from his family that wilson known for his generosity had one final act of extraordinary kindness. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: indy car driver justin wilson who left behind
two daughters and a wife may have given the gift of life to six others. sunday night wilson was hit in the head by debris from a crashed car. he was pronounced dead yesterday. but today some of his organs donated to six patients all thought to be here in the u.s. according to his brother stefan, also a race car driver. >> makes you feel proud to be his brother. and just sort of exemplifies the life that he led and always giving and thinking of other people. this is just another case of that. >> reporter: stefan shared the news on twitter, saying, justin wilson saved six lives today. wilson was known as a generous man. his final gift lives on tonight in others. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> remarkable, six lives saved. much more ahead tonight on "world news" this tuesday. the real estate warning, an agent threatened by an anonymous caller, the company that pulled
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finally tonight, nightmare at the museum, abc's nick watt introduces us to the 12-year-old boy who took a fall he may be living down for a long time. >> reporter: keep your eye on the kid in the shorts. oh boy. a $1.5 million, 350-year-old canvas. flowers by paolo porpora now has a 12-year-old's fist-sized hole bottom right. imagine what's going through his mind. and the feeling in his stomach. the clumsy kid's only solace, he's not alone. three ancient vases worth 750 grand smashed at a museum in england by a guy who tripped on his shoelace. an american tourist accidently
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