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tonight, breaking news. the fallout after donald trump and the bombshell dropped at the debate. he says he's not sure if he'll accept the results of the election. moments ago, michelle obama taking aim. also, the president on what he saw last night. and hillary clinton tonight, what she revealed in the moments right after. also breaking, an american effort to take out isis. tonight, the images right here. the missile sent straight into cars driven by isis and their suicide bombers. the school bus horror. the car swerving, hitting children waiting for the bus. bystanders trying to lift the 6,000-pound car. your money tonight. the major bank, and who they're accused of targeting. reportedly minorities who speak little english, college students and seniors. what they're accused of doing
and the outrage tonight. the postal worker seen dumping all of the mail in this ditch. good evening. and what a brawl it was, and tonight, with just 19 days to go, so many talking about donald trump's declaration last night. that he is not sure he will accept the results of the election. what an election this has been. you'll remember at their first debate, the candidates shaking hands. there was none of that last night. came to one another, and it was bruising. and look at this tonight. a virgin air flight, and nearly every monitor on that plane, the debate. more than 70 million tuning in. and today, trump held firm on that notion about the election. abc's tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: today in ohio, no apologies from donald trump, after saying he will wait and see before accepting the results of the election.
historic presidential electi election -- if i win. >> reporter: on that debate stage, trump, who says the election is rigged, asked if he will accept the results. >> i will look at it at the time. i'm not looking at anything now. i'll look at it at the time. >> but sir, there is a tradition in this country, in fact one of the prides of this country, is the peaceful transition of power. are you saying you're not prepared principle? >> what i'm saying is that i will tell you at the time. i'll keep you in suspense, okay? >> well, chris, let me respond to that, because that's horrifying. >> reporter: hillary clinton painting trump as a chronic whiner. >> every time donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims whatever it is, is rigged against him. the fbi was rigged. the republican primary was rigged. the court system and the federal judge is rigged against him. there was even a time when he didn't get an emmy for his tv
emmys were rigged. >> should have gotten it. >> this is a mindset. this is how donald thinks. and it's funny, but it's also really troubling. >> reporter: trump's comments, unprecedented in american politics, come as his poll numbers plummet. nine women now accuse him of sexual misconduct. and today, a tenth woman coming forward. trump denying it all. >> i didn't even apologize to my wife, who is sitting right here, because i didn't do anything. women. i didn't see these women. >> reporter: clinton pointing out trump defended himself in part by attacking the looks of his accusers. >> he said that he could not possibly have done those things to those women because they were not attractive enough for -- >> i did not say that. >> for them to be assaulted. >> i did not say that. >> and he went on to say, look at her, i don't think so. >> nobody has more respect for women than i do.
>> reporter: still, trump couldn't resist this dig. >> my social security payroll contribution will go up, as will donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it. but what we want to do is replenish the social security -- >> such a nasty woman. >> reporter: it's one of two trump lines sparking outrage. the other, this description of undocumented immigrants who commit crimes. >> but we have some bad hombres here, and we're going to get them out. >> reporter: throughout the night, trump there with his >> he has consistently denied -- >> wrong. >> that before the invasion, that he supported it. >> reporter: later, clinton stealing the move. >> i sat in my apartment today on a very beautiful hotel down the street. >> made with chinese steel. >> but i will tell you, i sat there. >> reporter: the debate ending like it started, with no handshake, trump alone at his podium, tearing off his notes, stuffing them in his pocket as
relief on her face. the debates, finally behind her. >> all right, well, at least the debates are behind us. tom llamas with us lye tonight. tom, donald trump said he will accept the election results if he wins. he did go further today, saying he reserves the right to take action if he doesn't think the election is fair? >> reporter: he did, david. he says he'll accept a clear election result, but he reserves the right to contest or file a legal challenge on a questionable result. he finished bottom line, we're going to win so big. david? >> tom llamas leading us off tonight. tom, our thanks to you, as always. and now to hillary clinton tonight. moments ago, perhaps her most powerful advocate, first lady michelle obama reacting to trump's words over whether this election will be legitimate. and the president, too, on what he saw last night. it was their own one-two punch, as they try to help clinton on this day after. here's abc's cecilia vega.
debate stage -- >> hey, everybody. >> reporter: -- hillary clinton walked to the back of her plane, all smiles. >> i'm feeling, you know, both relieved and very grateful. >> reporter: her performance earning this ringing endorsement from president obama -- "outstanding 3 for 3 debate sweep." and tonight, the president ripping into donald trump for refusing to say he'll accept the results of the election. >> trump becomes the first major party nominee in american history to suggest not concede, despite losing the vote, and then says today that he will accept the results if he wins? that -- that is -- that is not a joking matter. >> reporter: he didn't stop there. >> you've got see the bigger picture and say that here in
people. >> reporter: the president campaigning in florida, while across the country in arizona, >> you do not keep american democracy in suspension. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, firing up the faithful. >> i have been reminded of the importance of hope. i think that one of the reasons this election has been so difficult for so many because that's what's being lost. you see, in this race, we have a candidate whose vision for our country is completely and utterly lacking in hope. >> and cecilia vega with us live, as well. the president was in florida today, always a battleground. but the first lady is campaigning in arizona. typically, reliably red state. hillary clinton sensing an opening there, cecilia?
david. arizona hasn't voted a democrat into the white house in two decades. the clinton team has 150 staffers on the ground there. visits just this week alone from chelsea clinton, bernie sanders, of course michelle obama. they really think they have a shot at arizona, and not just there. they are trying to make inroads in georgia and texas now. david? >> cecilia vega in ohio, where the clinton team will be tomorrow. cecilia, thank you. and we do have one more image tonight. with millions weighing in on trump's words last night, his supporters and supporters, too, about the history of peaceful transitions in this country, after elections. this handwritten letter that president george h.w. bush left in the oval office for then-president elect bill clinton, who defeated him after one term. president bush at the time writing, "your success now is our country's success. i'm rooting hard for you. good luck, george." the transfer of power, two opponents and their common mission in the end. in the meantime, we move
iraq in this urgent effort to take out isis. americans are backing up the iraqis right now, and this evening, look at this. a missile taking aim at a car driven by an isis sue siicide bomber. that car destroyed. just one of several missiles. and you're about to see them all. abc's alex marquardt on the front lines again tonight. >> reporter: an isis suicide bomber speeding towards advancing forces today. rocket finally taking it out. then, that second car bomb. the u.s.-backed kurdish forces making the direct hit. sue sigh bombers have been the go-to tactic of isis. dozens deployed. and tonight, possibly a new weapon. drones. some armed with explosives. kurdish forces spraying the sky and bringing one of them down.
fighting yet. u.s. soldiers assisting from the air and advising on the ground, tonight, mourning one of their own. that american service member killed by an ied. the commander of the u.s.-led coalition telling the bbc, isis will likely use human shields. >> they are very resilient and challenging. they're very adaptable. very creative, cunning. we've seen all kinds of examples of that. >> reporter: david, we're learning tonight that this battle is playing out well. britain, which is part of the coalition, saying that cyber warfare is being used against isis for the first time in this campaign. david? >> our thanks to alex marquardt and the team in iraq for us. next, to neighboring syria now, and tonight, its president, bashar al assad, casting doubt on an image that broke hearts around the world. that boy from aleppo. he was rescued from his bombed home and rushed into an ambulance. another casualty of the country's devastating civil war. tonight, president assad says
rescue group known as the white helmets, that operating in rebel-held areas of syria. back here at home tonight, and to the school bus horror. a car swerving and hitting children waiting for the bus, bystanders then rushing in to try to lift the 6,000-pound car. here's abc's clayton sandell now. >> reporter: the emergency call came in at 9:00 this morning. children caught in the path of an out of control suv. >> we have a child stuck u >> reporter: neighbors quickly mobilized, helping lift that 6,000-pound cadillac escalade off a young girl. >> we hollered and got some guys to come over and we lifted the car up and the police pulled the little girl out, and i'm going to tell you, she was in bad shape. >> reporter: the injured students were waiting for their school bus at this intersection. police say when they bus stopped, the driver behind following in the escalade swerved to avoid a rear end crash, instead, jumping the curb, crashing into the kids. >> it's a very tragic situation
can be hazardous. in austin, texas, two students in the same week were hit by drivers ignoring stop signs and flashing lights. around the country, more districts are now installing cameras, catching plenty of close calls. and david, the driver of that suv is also seriously injured. police say tonight, he is in trouble for not having insurance or a valid registration. david? >> all right, clayton sandell tonight. thank you, clayton. next, this evening, to your money, and new accusations tonight about say a major bank was targeting them. reportedly minorities who speak little english, college students and seniors. what is the bank accused of doing behind your back? here's abc's linsey davis tonight, tracking your money. >> reporter: the criminal investigation against wells fargo, filed in california, comes in the wake of accusations that employees were pressured to sign up roughly 2 million customers for programs without their knowledge.
york times" they were encouraged to prey on people who spoke little english, college students and the elderly. kevin pham left the company in 2010, saying, "it like lions hunting zebras." >> you had to open ten accounts, every single day. >> reporter: last month, former ceo john stumpf was chastised on capitol hill. senator elizabeth warren accused him of gutless leadership. >> you should resign. this just isn't right. >> reporter: since then, the bank has hired a new ceo, paid customers back ordered to pay $190 million in fines, and says it has ended all product sales goals. as of today, the bank is now rated a c-minus, and has lost its accreditation with the better business bureau. wells fargo said the bank's number one priority is to make things right with its customers and restore public trust. david? >> linsey davis, thank you. next this evening, to the
texas all the way up to new york, we've got severe thunderstorms on the move. and just as we also get our first look at the winter forecast ahead. meteorologist rob marciano tracking it all for us tonight. r rob, first, the severe weather threat. >> reporter: we have a big-time cold front that is slamming into the extreme storm heat. storms are popping around pittsburgh. we have a watch out now for much of western pennsylvania until 11:00 tonight. this system slowly moves off to the east tomorrow. going to have heavy rain across upstate new york. they need it there, but and cold tomorrow behind this. some storms in the d.c. area, as well. going to feel like winter behind this. and speaking of that, noaa has just released its winter forecast for this year, and a week la nina is going to bring the jet stream to the north. a wetter than average area, warm and dry across the south. the northeast has equal chances of stormy or mild, either way, david, winter is coming. >> it looks like winter aheld. all right, rob marciano, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday.
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stopped and took a break, like he was tired, and continued to toss mail, and he eventually just drove off like it was normal. >> reporter: the post office came to get it all, some 20 bins worth of pay checks and bank statements with obviously sensitive information to be delivered, once the investigation is over. >> how many other rogue post office guys do we have? >> reporter: this isn't by any means the first time a letter carrier has tossed the mail. a postal worker seen here in ft. myers, florida, was fired in august. here's another, refusing to the job in cincinnati. mail dumping is a federal crime. the postmaster here tonight isn't telling us whether this letter carrier is being prosecuted or fired. david? >> all right, steve, we appreciate it. when we come back here, the midair mystery. what made about 20 passengers sick on a cross country flight? also, the new headline tonight about bob dylan. the nobel committee had been trying to find him, and this evening, the first signal. we'll fill you in. and a new shark scare tonight. another one. and this time, there were
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finally tonight here, america strong. the baseball star and the moment with the ump. he was not happy. and the next time he was face to face with that ump, well, see for yourself. it happened during the playoff game last night in los angeles, anthony rizzo at-bat, the umpire right there behind him. he was not happy with the ump. top of the fifth. >> strike two. >> rizzo stops in his tracks. upset with the call, he appears to offer some words to the ump. then, the very next pitch. >> that's into right center field. back at the wall. this ball -- is gone. >> his first home run of the postseason. but rizzo, who has triumphed in his personal life, beating cancer, and celebrated on the cover of "espn magazine" just listen to what he told the ump the next time he was up. >> my fault on that. >> hmm? ? >> my fault on that. >> your good, bro. you're awesome. you're awesome with us. >> i don't like --
don't worry. you know what's best of it? you come back and you tell me that. that's how good of a guy you are. >> the cubs tied up the series, and rizzo winning, too. we thank you for watching here on a thursday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. and from all of us here at abc