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. welcome to "world news tonight." fires on the move, thousands of firefighters battling more than 80 major wildfires. now burning across eight states. homes destroyed. crews overwhelmed. why there's no relief in sight. flying high. republican front-runner donald trump gaining momentum. tonight, his controversial new immigration plan. and just how much money he's prepared to spend to win the white house. hero clerk, the man who came face to face with a suspected killer. >> he just came in, got some food and went out. seemed like the guy that was on the newspaper. >> how this man helped end a nearly three-week alleged crime spree. deadly blast, what we're finding out tonight about that massive fireball that killed more than 100 people as rescue
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crews scramble to find nearly a hundred more still missing. renter beware. the grandmother renting out rooms in her home now facing a massive fine. the profits and pitfalls like home-sharing sites like airbnb. good evening, thanks for joining us on then sunday. we begin tonight with the growing wildfire crisis, tirnd dry conditions, erratic winds and soaring temperatures have created the perfect recipe for a series of raging infernos. those fires are stretching resources thin. with firefighters working overtime, many brought in from across the country. and many residents are staying behind protecting their homes and their livelihoods, like this rancher in washington state tonight worry for the region a blanket of smoke stretching hundred of miles. we begin with our coverage with
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kaythat whitworth. >> reporter: the west under assault tonight by flames, with no end in sight. >> it's still hot. it's still dry. the weather doesn't look to be improving anytime soon. we are stretched very thin here in the state and the fuels, the brush, is dry. >> reporter: resources stretched so thin here that smaller fire departments can't afford to send crews where they're needed most. and on the front lines, firefighters working 12 hours shift in temperatures over 100 degrees. in washington state, the national guard is using blackhawk for drops. the fire taking out a substation and power poles. at alta lake, residents who had rebuilt after last years fire, evacuated again. evacuated again. in idaho, a 70-year-old woman died while getting ready to evacuate for the lawyers complex fire that destroyed 30 homes. in oregon where dozens of homes have burned, courtney fox snapping this photo as she fled the flames returning an hour
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later to find this. all that smoke now spreading over 155,000 square miles affecting the air for more than 3 million people. here you can clearly see what years of extreme drought has done the mountains in california, firefighters say fuels are so dry. tom, they're calling this explosions -- let's bring in rob marciano. we're tracking a storm heading that way. is it going to help. >> it's not going to help. no rain and more wind. more red-flag warnings up tonight and also critical fire danger for idaho, parts of wyoming. air quality still remains poor. bone dry across central california tomorrow. the heat's on tonight. we cool down a little bit as we go through midweek, but still extremely hot as we go through tuesday and wednesday. extreme weather threat. the high plains, on tuesday and
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wednesday, we stretch it out, get into more populated areas. tom, wooelle have to be very aware of severe weather. >> rob, thank you very much. the heat being heat up in the presidential race for 2016. ahead of the pack dx dx hovering over the competition in more ways than one. >> reporter: tonight a so-called trump tsunami still sweeping iowa. >> i'm not supporting. i'm talking about him. >> reporter: the gop's front-runner's helicopter spotted above the fair for a second day after that dramatic arrival saturday. martha raddatz exclusively tagging along. >> four years ago, the people at the bottom of the polls didn't do so well. >> who was here. >> michele bachmann and rick santorum. >> but they're not me. they're not me. >> reporter: tonight, trump getting more serious and specific about his policy.
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>> reporter: we're building a wall it's going to be strong. >> reporter: trump says he would forced mexico to foot the bill for his border wall. he tripled the number of immigration officers and end birth right citizenship which he calls the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. it's full steam ahead for trump who's willing to spend more of his own money on his own campaign than his rivals. >> i would do that if i had to. >> reporter: trump still way ahead since that first debate, while jeb bush has taken a hit, down to fourth place. ben carson surging to number two, arrived today at the fair. >> can you catch trump in the iowa? >> it's a marathon not a sprint. >> reporter: no surprise, donald trump, hillary clinton right out front. tom. >> abc's devin dwyer from des moines. overseas to china where rescue crews are scrambling to
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find survivors in tianjin, that death toll is up to at least 112, nearly a hundred more remain missing. most of them firefighters. chinese officials say deadly sodium cyanide stormed there, may have been 70 times allowed amount. this time in the skies over indonesia, a plane packed with passengers suddenly disappeared from radar, the indonesian airplane flying with a troubled safety record. tonight, the search for that plane and those passengers, abc's jennifer eccleston joins us now from london. >> reporter: tom, it's a routine commuter flight. just over 170 miles in papua, eastern indonesia. but just ten minutes before touch down, the plane vanished. the flight was heading into the airport in oksibil. 54 people on board, 5 of them children. air traffic control saying there was no distress call. but villagers telling local
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police, a low-flying plane hit the side of mountain. weather, also a key factor. with heavy rain, strong winds and fog. it's a harrowing wait for the family of those on board. well known in southeast asia, trigana air service is blacklisted elsewhere. >> the european union won't even let them in because of their safety compliance record in the past. >> reporter: it's daybreak now in indonesia, and the forecast is for more fog and rain, but villagers are providing clues. they say they've found some wreckage. tom. >> we hope so. jennifer in london. back here at home another aviation disaster on the west coast. late this afternoon, two small planes collided in mid-air over san diego, crashing, killing at least four people. fire and debris scattered across a wide area. both the faa and ntsb are look spoog the cause of this crash. outside of philadelphia, a
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summertime sightseeing excursion aboard a hot air balloon, all three passengers rushed to the hospital. electrocuted, abc's karen travers has more. >> with darkness setting in, chaos and confusion. >> hot air balloon crashed, down over the wires zblsh the balloon actually landed safely in a field. but when it was deflating the top flew over hitting power lines. sending a surge right down into the basket. >> now we're getting reports of one in cardiac arrest. >> by that time, all the, you know, the ambulances were coming. >> there were three people in the balloon. all three were injured and suffered electrical burns. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: just the latest terrifying incident involving a hot air balloon and power lines. last july, in massachusetts, a balloon with six people onboard
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crashing into electric lines, setting off two explosions. is similar incident earlier in virginia, killing three. accidents are rare. over the past decade, government statistics show only 120 involving hot air balloons and less than 20 deaths. . faa is investigating this weekend's incident in pennsylvania, officials tonight list one passenger in critical condition. the other, stable. the pilot treated and released from the hospital. karentravers, abc news, washington. a nearly three-week man hunt for a suspected killer in california, with the suspect gund down by a deputy. here's abc's aditi roy.
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we'll turn now to the closing an important struggle in racial quality. civil rights activist julian bond has died. he was a pioneer. the former naacp chairman was also the first black american nominated as a vice president nomination. president obama is calling bond a hero who helped change america. julian bond was 75 years old. another change in america, beating even the optimistic expectations. straight outta compton has gone straight into the record books. raking in more than $56 million. unlike other summer block busters there's its success lie >> movie goers flocking in records numbers to see this. the struggles with police
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resonating today just as it did more than 20 years ago. straight outta compton first broke on the scene. with music. ♪ >> reporter: nwa's rallying call, f the police. these images fueling today's black lives matter movement. before there was a hashtag, nwa's lyrics struck a similar nerve. >> it was the only way to shed light on what was going on. >> reporter: the group formed in an era where crime in compton was at an all-time high. >> these are not bangers, okay, these are artist zblrs the landscape of compton has chakd. now the city is predominantly his that panic. since 199 to 2014, overall crime has done 65%. but gangs are still rampant. would you live in compton?
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your silence says a lot to me. compton, still a work in progress, but fighting to fix problems generations old. >> what up? i got something to say. >> byron pitts, abc news, compton, california. >> that was done. we thank byron for that story. still ahead -- an airbnb battle. she was just trying to make some extra money using the popular rental site, why has she been slapped with a huge fine. and the rescue, what happened next? all: milk! milk! milk! milk! milk! okay! fun's over. aw. aw. ♪ thirsty? they said it would make me cool.
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place on airbnb. but more and more cities are cracking down on hosts who use sao sites like this. one woman who went from making money to owing finance. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, rachel smith, a retired teacher and grandmother is smack dab is the middle of a debate raging in neighborhoods across the country. >> i'm a good neighbor. >> reporter: smith did what so many homeowners do to make extra money. she began renting out rooms in her san diego home on airbnb, charging 80 bucks a night. earning $15,000 over 2 years. >> this is one guest room that was available. >> reporter: smith says she thought she was following the rules. >> we contacted the city tax office that assured us that we were covered and nothing else
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were covered. >> reporter: but the city recently shut her down. slapping her with an slapping her with an $18,000 fine for running a bed and breakfast without a permit. santa monica, california cracking down too. requiring air bnb hosts to live on the property during a renter's stay, collect a 14% occupancy tax. new york city considering fining hosts of up to $50,000 for running illegal hotels. airbnb telling abc news today it lists the rules for some cities on its website, but it's up to hosts to make sure they aren't breaking the law. >> one office says one thing, another office says something else and i dont know which way to go. >> reporter: as for smith, she's fighting the fine saying she's happy to play by the rules, if only they'd been made more clear. linzie janis, abc news, new york. when we come back beachgores beware, this bizarre invax lurking below the surface.
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boat rescue caught on camera. take a look patrolman in new jersey got out of their uniforms, jumped into rescue to rescue two people. huge waves knocking around the rescuers who jumped into the dark waters to search for other possible victims. police say the operator of the boat may have been intoxicated. on the west coast beachgoers are watching where they step this weekend. on the beach in marina del ray, hundreds of stingrays attracted to spot because the water is so calm. people are being advised to shuffle their feet around to scare them off. all right, now to a historic moment in the world of sports, here they are the nfl's first female referees. sarah thompson and first assistant coach, they met before the game in arizona. all right, still ahead after
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finally tonight, a birthday girl who wanted one gift -- a lot of money only to give it all away. after overcoming a rare bone disorder in her legs she's walking, running and determined to help other kids at the hospital that got her back on her feet. tonight, why the money is rolling in. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: standing on that street corner near her home in north texas, addie bryan is collecting money, because for her 8th birthday, as a present to herself, she wants to give some money away. >> for my birthday wish, i want to raise $8,000 for texas scottish rite hospital. >> reporter: that's a thousand for every year she's been alive, to give to the hospital where she knows there are a lot of kids wanting to get back home. >> i think all the kids are going to be happy and they can get out of the hospital faster. >> reporter: because she herself was born with a rare bone disease, her knees basically
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backwards, but years of treatment at the scottish rite hospital that, and her own pluck literally got addie on her feet. >> she's the one that's helped probably pull us more through than the other way around. >> reporter: plus, look at this, addie can fly down the sidewalk. well, when her story caught the attention of our affiliate, wfaa and "people" magazine, a lot more came in. >> wow, that's a lot of money. >> reporter: then this happened. a letter pledging another $50,000. >> i'm almost speechless. >> we're just you proud of her and everything she's done. she has big dreams and this is something that she wanted to do. she succeeded at it, definitely the. >> reporter: big donor unanimous. only today, she reached that 8th birthday with a plan to try
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something next year. $80,000 for a girl like addie, that should be easy. john donvan, abc news. >> a brave little girl with a huge heart. we thank john for that story. we thank you for watching. "good morning america" first thing in the morning. david muir is right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening.
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anchor: a congressional intern shot to death near a metro station. how friends are remembering him and the latest on the search for the killer. a close call in one neighborhood. a small plane crashing behind homes. prepare for more sweltering temperatures throughout the work week. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] questions, sadness, and anger after an american university graduate was killed outside the shot howard metro station last night. the man was shot to death after leaving a party. tonight police continue their search for the shooter. reporter: this is

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