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tonight, the deadly plane crash. the fbi on the scene, and this question -- was the crash intentional? was there a fight onboard? and did the student, reportedly a jordanian national, take on the pilot? also breaking, two attempted attacks now on an american warship. is the u.s. preparing to respond with force? trump's tirade, going it alone. what he said today about paul ryan and about invading hillary's space. and the wikileaks trail tonight. the new e-mails and the clinton campaign left to respond. the school shooting. and tonight, the 911 tapes now released. >> stay in the classroom, okay? don't open the doors for anything. the teachers frantically trying to save their students. and quarterback tom brady,
today. why he walked off. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night. and we begin with the fast-moving investigation into a deadly plane crash. and a disturbing new turn tonight. the fbi is now investigating whether the crash was intentional. a flight instructor and a student pilot onboard. the instructor, who survived, said this was no accident. crashing right onto main street in east hartford, connecticut. the student pilot, reportedly a jordanian ti survive. the family right there in that mini van, barely escaping with their lives. a mother and her children now recovering. abc's linzie janis leads us off from the scene. >> reporter: tonight, the fbi investigating this deadly plane crash on a city street in connecticut as a criminal act. >> information indicates that this plane crash was intentional. >> reporter: the small twin-engine aircraft carrying a flying instructor and his student, smashing into utility poles in east hartford tuesday
with a mother and her three children inside, then bursting into flames. >> three poles, when it hit the last one it just -- boom. >> reporter: the instructor, 43-year-old arian prevalla, making it out alive, running into a bank lobby. >> he had sought help in there, certainly running on adrenaline, it's my understanding he has a significant amount of burns. >> reporter: but prevalla telling authorities this was no accident. abc news learning his student, who died in the crash, was feras majdii mohammad freitekh, a 28-year-old jordanian national attending flight school at a nearby hartford airport. authorities say the two men were coming into land, each with their own of set of controls to fly the plane, but they won't say who was in control at the time of the crash. can you confirm whether you're investigating some sort of argument midair? >> i can't confirm those details at this time. >> reporter: investigators simply saying they are not ruling anything out as far as a
freitekh was staying temporarily and questioning his roommates. >> and linzie janis with us live tonight. and linzie, jordanian authorities are paying very close attention to this. they've been in touch with american authorities? >> reporter: that's right, david. the jordanian embassy says it is talking to u.s. authorities, and tonight, the sole survivor, that flight instructor, upgraded from critical to fair condition. david? >> that is encouraging news. linzie janis leading us off. linzie, thank you. next here, to a developing headline from overseas at this warship. a u.s. navy ship coming under fire for the second time this week. tonight, the u.s. is considering retaliation, so, let's get right to abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. martha? >> reporter: david, the uss mason protected the ship, but having three cruise missiles fired at an american warship in four days is extraordinary. and i cannot remember anything quite like it in recent memory. officials say all of the
in yemen controlled by a group loosely affiliated with iran. you will almost certainly see the u.s. take retaliatory action. the pentagon releasing a statement a short time ago, saying we will respond at the appropriate time, and in the appropriate manner. david? >> martha raddatz tracking this. martha, thank you. back here now, to new reporting in the race for the white house. donald trump going it alone, taking aim today at house trump saying there is something sinister going on. and what trump said about hillary clinton, that drew cheers in the hall, and discomfort elsewhere. abc's tom llamas in florida tonight. >> reporter: for donald trump tonight, a new battle cry. >> if you're not registered to vote, get the hell out of here, okay? >> reporter: the self-proclaimed unshackled trump, sending his base into a frenzy, with blistering attacks on hillary clinton. and today, this take on the
trump hovered behind clinton. >> i invaded her space. believe me. the last space that i want to invade is her space. believe me. i don't want to insaid her space. >> reporter: trump also escalating his war with republican leaders, especially house speaker paul ryan. >> i wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with these people, i can tell you -- >> mccain is a brave man. >> by the way, including ryan. especially ryan. >> reporter: trump livid ryan never called after the debate. >> wouldn't you think ryan would call and say good going? you would think that they'd say great going, don, let's go, let's beat this crook. she's a crook. let's beat her. we got to stop her. no, he doesn't do that. there's a whole sinister deal going on. >> reporter: as trump spoke today, ryan accepting an award from the boy scouts. our mary bruce tracked him down. >> mr. speaker, will you unendorse? >> reporter: their feud comes with trump unable to escape his past comments on women. a past interview with
trump talking about how he had free rein at his beauty pageants. >> i'll go backstage before a show and everyone's getting dressed and ready, i'm allowed to go in, because i'm the owner of the pageant, and therefore i'm inspecting it. is everybody okay? they're standing there with no clothes. is everybody okay? and you see these incredible looking women, and so i sort of get away with things like that. >> reporter: today, a foerm miss arizona, who calls herself a conservative, going public in a interview with kcbs, describing what i trump. >> our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis. >> reporter: tasha dixon detailing her discomfort. >> to have the owner come waltzing in, when we're half naked in a very physically vulnerable position, and then to have the pressure of the -- you know, the people that work for him, telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention.
he owns the pageant. so, there's no one to complain to. everyone there works for him. >> and tom llamas with us live from florida tonight. and tom, as tis the trump team responding to this latest claim? >> reporter: they are, david. tonight, the trump campaign saying those accusations have no merit, add, when you see questionable attacks like this, magically put out there in the final month of a presidential campaign, you have to ask yourself what the political motivations really are, and why the media is pushing it. you. and now to hillary clinton and the wikileaks trail. more than 1,000 new e-mails dumped today alone. in at least one of them, already making headlines. what a top campaign official allegedly said about latinos. and look at this tonight. images coming in from ohio. early voting began today in that key battleground, and voters were lined up. these pictures from cincinnati alone. abc's cecilia vega in california tonight, where the clinton team is responding to the wikileaks
investigating who is behind this. >> reporter: they started lining up to vote in ohio today, stacks of ballots ready to go in florida. in nearly half of the country, voting is already under way. hillary clinton driving that message home in colorado. >> and, you know, your vote can make all the difference. >> reporter: the stakes so high, clinton telling "the new york times," i'm the last thing standing between you and the apocalypse. her team now trying to find its footing, after released thousands of campaign chairman john podesta's hacked e-mails. nearly 1,200 today alone, exposing the inner workings of the clinton campaign. abc news has not authenticated these e-mails. trump today, pouncing. >> the wikileaks e-mails show that hillary clinton's staff even has to give her secret notes on when she needs to smile. smile, hillary, smile. >> reporter: in one e-mail,
saying, quote, needy latinos and one easy call. podesta blaming the russians, saying they are conspiring to help trump. the fbi now investigating. vladimir putin today asking, is it really that important who did it? it's important what is inside of this information. trump brushing off the attacks. >> you ever notice, anythg russia. russia did it. they have no idea. and then they say, donald trump is friends with putin. i don't know, putin, folks, i promise. >> reporter: but he recently questioned whether there were any hacks to begin with. >> maybe there is no hacking. >> and cecilia vega live in colorado tonight. and there was another headline today. we've seen in recent days, hillary clinton embracing her 30-year record, even during the debate there. tonight, trump's surrogate with a question about where clinton
>> reporter: that's right, david. rudy giuliani saying today that he doesn't remember seeing hillary clinton at -- that he heard hillary clinton say that she was at ground zero on 9/11, he doesn't remember seeing her there. but take a look at these photos, critics were quick to pull these from the internet. the two of them together, right there at ground zero. these were taken the day after 9/11, it is wildly known that hillary clinton was in washington on the day of the attacks, david. it does not appear that she has ever publicly said she was at ground zero on 9/11. >> cecilia vega with us tonight. cecilia, thank you. and one more note tonight in the race for president. our colleague nate silver and our partners at 538 have put together two eye-opening election maps, that show the gender gap this election. first, look what would happen if just men voted on election day. it would be a landslide for donald trump in the electoral college. you see the sea of red there on the map. 350 electoral votes for trump for 188 for clinton. the landslide even larger if in reverse, if only women were to
to trump with 80. politics for tonight. to other news now, and to the slow motion disaster unfolding in the east this evening. communities bracing for a major river. it still has not crested. after hurricane matthew. and authorities warn, it's about to get even worse. and this satellite image in south carolina. before and after the hurricane. the beach eroding, the brown water there surrounding all of the homes. that's the flood watter. and abc's phillip mena is in now bracing for the disaster coming after the hurricane. >> reporter: tonight, the death toll rising in north carolina, along with the water. >> my brother is in none of the shelters. >> it's all right. >> reporter: myrtle bethea fearing the worst for her brother, ralph, who refused to evacuate the hard-hit town of lumberton. >> i'm praying that he stayed behind in the house and maybe the water didn't come but so high. >> reporter: finally learning
some, like melinda vigario and her family, sleeping in their vehicles. >> i'm ten weeks pregnant. it's me, my two kids, three dogs and a cat. >> reporter: rivers, like the neuse, at record levels and still rising. overrunning the town of goldsboro today. david, emergency operations are still under way here. tonight, the death toll in the state now at least 20. david? >> now more than a week after the hurricane. phillip, thank you. to california next, whe palm springs police officers were, in fact, targeted because of their uniforms. the prosecutor announcing formal challenges, including two murder counts against 26-year-old john felix. authorities say the suspect ambushed the pair, killing a long-time veteran of the force and a new officer, a mother, who had just returned from maternity leave. the suspect could face the death penalty. next tonight, newly released 911 calls from inside the terror
save the life of the youngest victim. here's abc's gio benitez. >> townville elementary. we have an active shooter. we have a child down. >> reporter: tonight, we hear the frantic 911 calls after a 14-year-old boy allegedly shot two students and a teacher at a south carolina el mmeementary school. >> please hurry! there is a little child that has been shot. >> reporter: that child shot, 6-year-old jacob hall. >> please hurry. >> i promise you, honey, they're coming as quickly as they can. >> reporter: police say after first killing his father, the teenager drove to the school and began firing wildly in the air, yelling he hated his life. bullets striking jacob, another student and a teacher on the playground. >> we're just hoping all of the doors are locked so he can't get in. >> reporter: firefighter jamie brock tackled the shooter. the fire chief and a team at the school desperately tried to save jacob. but the damage was done. he died days later, the community honoring him at a superhero-themed funeral. and david, the state wants to
she's already forgiven him. she says her little boy would have done the same. david? >> gio, thank you. next this even, new air bag worries after that massive recall involving takata air bags. this time, the government accusing an american company of stonewarming their investigation into a fatal car crash. arc automotive made the inflay or the. the potentially dangerous inflay cores would be in 8 and to that breaking development tonight involving wells fargo. the ceo is now stepping down. john stumpf announcing lead today he is retiring, effective immediately, with reports of up to $134 million in severance. that scandal making national headlines. the company firing more than 5 thoux employees for creating more than 2 million fake accounts without telling customers and yet charging them fees. last month, he agreed to forfeit $41 million of his bonus. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight"
the powerful blast. two homes up in flames. at least two workers injured. the neighborhood evacuated. samsung issuing fire resistant kits and gloves. they are telling customers they should put these gloves on before sending those phones back. and new video tonight, the family showing their phone as they say it starts smoking in their home. and look at this tonight. quarterback tom brady, back in the game, facing the cameras today, but the question he was asked that led him to walk out on theew we'll be right back. free to seize the savings on medicare part d. from one-dollar copays on select plans to rewards points on all prescriptions, it's easy to save big at walgreens. ? just stop by walgreens. ? then sit back and enjoy the savings.
troubles samsung smart phones. now customers are being told to use specialized kits to handle their phones when they try to return them. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, samsung sending customers these prepaid fire-resistant return kits. this man posted a video of his online. inside, thermally insulated packaging, and protective gloves. >> gloves? >> reporter: on the outside of the box, a warning. >> forbidden for transport by aircraft. >> reporter: meant for ground transport only. >> put t >> reporter: because the phones are now considered fire hazards, the company is telling everyone to power down immediately. and this new video demonstrates exactly why. watch as this woman in hawaii walks into the room with a galaxy note 7 with billowing smoke. seconds later, she faints. samsung is in the process of receiving back as many as 2 1/2 million phones worldwide. but the real concern now is for those who don't return them and
cars, trains and planes. david? >> that is the concern. linsey, thank you. when we come back here tonight, superstar tom brady walks off. the question he refused to answer. also, the powerful gas explosion. two homes in flames. the entire neighborhood evacuated. and then, the close call for a tiny dog, his leash call in the elevator there, as it starts to go up, you're going to see to go up, you're going to see the split-second rescue. does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can cause cavities and bad breath. that's why there's biotene. biotene can provide soothing dry mouth relief. and it keeps your mouth refreshed too. remember while your medication is doing you good, a dry mouth isn't. biotene, for people who suffer from dry mouth symptoms. hey dad. hey sweetie, how was your first week? long. it'll get better.
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