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tonight, holiday high alert. stepped up security from coast to coast. heavily armed police at major airports. millions hit the road this fourth of july weekend. and another warning tonight, the severe weather on the way. the new image of the suicide bombers, smiling moments before the massacre. and the hunt for isis. the u.s. unleashing air strikes. tonight, donald trump telling our tom llamas how he would fight the terror group. the new report slamming the navy. those ten american sailors captured by iran. one sailor praised. what she managed to do while guarded at gun point. the man swinging wildly in the city square, beating victims 0 the ground. what some say is to blame for the rise in violence. and was it an am
nightmare? the 911 call about a plane crash that never happened. the man later claiming it was a sleeping pill what lugs nation. good evening. and thank you for joining us tonight, as we head into this fourth of july weekend. there are warnings of extra vigilance and increased security in public places all across the country. airports are on high alert, after that attack in istanbul. this is the scene in atlanta today. heavily armed police on patrol. and here in new york, officers in tactical gear with a watchful eye on the flood of visitors headed into the city. and the highways will be crowded from coast to coast this weekend. severe weather warnings also in the forecast. this storm brewing near st. louis, missouri. abc's david kerley starts us off tonight, as millimeter
americans are on the move. >> reporter: heightened security tonight in some major aports across the country. in atlanta, more officers, more guns, and a major who says he's going to push security beyond the front door of his airport. >> i can't discuss what we are doing to harden the perimeter of hartsfield jackson, but what i can tell you is that it's substantial and it's serious. >> reporter: that, after instanbul, the second deadly overseas airport terrorist attack in three months. the question tonight -- will other cities follow atlanta? because at nearly every american airport, there are few visible signs of security approaching the airport. and only a few that use checkpoints. los angeles, one of the airports doing so. all this, as a record number of travelers are taking to the skies. more than 2.5 million will fly tomorrow alone for the holiday. >> i've definitely seen more police. >> i was much more aware and much more concerned. >> reporter: while there is plenty that is visible this weekend, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. >> there are going to be undercover police officers
also, officers trained in behavioral analysis, looking for any sort of suspicious behaviors. >> reporter: security extended for the holiday to train stations, too, and other transit hubs. but the majority of americans traveling for the fourth, 84%, will be driving. one estimate suggests a record 36 million will be behind the wheel. the tsa is also redeploying what it calls viper team, visible protection teams. they include behavior and explosive experts. they'll be out where people can see them, cecilia. >> okay, and that warning to be vigilant. david, thank you. and at this hour, 10 million americans are in the path of severe weather. some fierce storms in the past 24 hours, including two reported tornadoes. one of them touching down here in western iowa. monsoon storms have been battering the southwest, too, destroying farm sheds and a roof ripped right off a home outside phoenix. abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano is trackin
it's going to be a rough weekend ahead for so many? >> reporter: well, cecilia, the same areas that are getting hit now will probably get hit again, at least for part of the weekend. we'll start with the monsoon in the southwest. las vegas, severe storms romming through that area. an inch of rain falling in 15 minutes. flooding in some points. in phoenix, just outside of there, 70-mile-an-hour wind gusts yesterday. the midsection of the country, flood watches there. we've got a front that's coming through tonight. chicago, you get some storms here in the next few hours, it pushes plus indiana and ohio. and by 8:00 tomorrow night, strong to severe storms right along the interstates of the northeast. and that is right during the peak travel time of this holiday weekend. cecilia? >> so many teem getting ready to leave right now. rob, thank you. we do want to move on now to chilling new details in that terror attack in istanbul. for the first time, we are seeing the faces of the three men behind the massacre. this image showing them smiling, molts before the attack. and we now know they were staying inside this apartment
building, where behind this steel door, authorities suspect they were making bombs. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is in istanbul tonight on that trail of terror. >> reporter: new surveillance video from an airport kiosk shows the moment the panic set in. people scrambling for cover. a few seconds later, a gunman enters, stalking those in hiding. minutes before they unleashed this terror, security cameras capturing this chilling new image of the three attackers. they were smiling. turkish officials today said they were foreigners from central asia. kyrgyzstan, uzbekistan, and dagestan, in russia, all rich recruiting grounds for isis. we went to the istanbul neighborhood where the attackers rented an apartment and plotted for 33 days. this is where the attackers were living, up on the second floor here. it's a working class neighborhood, religiously conservative. they kept a very low profile. but inside, neighbors were suspicious about what wasoi
door. one of the neighbors told us that on sunday nigh, just two days before the attack, the chemical smell from there, like paint thinner, she said, was so strong that she and other neighbors called their landlord to come play. out back, we met salih elsan, who told us the men wore baseball caps whenever they went out, avoiding eye contact in this tight-knit neighborhood. "i saw them looking out from behind the curtains," he says, "but they never showed their faces." so, you think they were professionals? "yes, absolutely," he said. today, there were funerals across istanbul. the death toll now at 44. turkish security forces launching 16 raids, 13 terror suspects arrested. this, just one battleground in the war against isis. on another, 1,000 miles away in fallujah, iraq, there were progress. massive u.s. air strikes backing up iraqi forces, shattering isis positions and destroying many vehicles. but s
american officials believe that as isis loses ground in iraq and syria, it brings the war home to civilians here in turkey and in the west. cecilia? >> okay, terry, thank you. and back here, it was a tense scene at a military base just outside washington today. there you see it. staff with their arms up, evacuating a building at joint base andrews, after reports of an active shooter. well, it turned out there wasn't one. an armed inspector mistaken for an intruder. adding to the confusion, the alert happened just before the start of an active shooter drill. and next, to the race for the white house, donald trump revealing a new detail about how he would take on isis, saying he prefers to keep his plans secret from the enemy. but he does want nato to play a much bigger role. also tonight, why trump is targeting bill clinton. abc's tom llamas, one-on-one with the candidate today. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump accusing attorney general loretta
ethical breach after she met with president bill clinton on the tarmac of a phoenix airport for 30 minutes. lynch's justice department still investigating hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail account. >> who would think that when you have this massive investigation going on on e-mails, which is so serious, they'd have a meeting like this? so, i was very surprised. >> reporter: aides to bill clinton and lynch say it was a chance meeting, and they were simply exchanging pleasantries. >> our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. it was primary social and about our travels. he mentioned the golf he played in phoenix. >> reporter: the conversation, she insists, all personal, no business. there was no discussion of benghazi, no discussion of the state department e-mails. >> reporter: i asked trump about that in new hampshire today. do you take president clinton at his word that that meeting was to be polite, that it was sincere, just to say hello? >> well, when you meet for a half hour and you're talking about your grandchildren and a little bit about golf, i don't
meeting. it was a very sad situation to see, tom, that i can tell you. >> reporter: i also pressed trump on what he would do to fight isis. he's been reluctant to outline a plan, saying he doesn't want to show his hand to the enemy. your first time politician, this will be your first time in public office. what can you tell voters to reassure them that you have a plan to take out isis? >> we're going to hit them very hard. it's very true. it's very, you know, possible, that we should use nato. >> reporter: so, you're saying use nato troops to take out isis? >> i like the idea of using nato and also neighbors that aren't in nato to take them out. you got to take them out. >> reporter: trump, for months, has trashed the nato alliance as obsolete, even raising the possibility it's outlived its purpose, but now, he says it's nato troops that could be the best tool to fight against isis. u.s. special forces? >> i don't want to get too much of ours involved. i want nato to be involved. we spend a tremendous amount of money on nato. but we have to do something to take out isis and we have to take them t
from new hampshire. tom, so far, no comment from hillary clinton's campaign on that meeting between her husband and the attorney general. donald trump sure had a lot to say about it with you today. but what is he saying about the buzz over a possible running mate tonight? >> reporter: cecilia, donald trump has told me that he's narrowed his ligs of potential running mates and tonight, multiple sources tell abc news that new jersey governor chris christie is being vetted. both men are very close and christie has become one of trump's closest advisers. cecilia? >> okay, tom, thank you. we want to turn next tonight to a scathing report that has the navy under fire tonight. it's about this mission seen here, ten u.s. sailors captured by iranian forces in the persian gulf. today's report blasting the crew for what happened, but also praising the lone female on board for quick thinking. what she did? here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with more. >> reporter: these dramatic images outraged the american
public. iranian revolutionary guards forcing navy sailors to their knees. but today, we learn much of the blame for the incident lies with the navy itself. >> the investigation found a lack of leadership, a disregard for risk management. >> reporter: a blistering report citing poor training and basic navigational failures, saying, "had any crew member zoomed into" their gps, they would have seen they were closing in on an iranian island. the sailors giving up computer passwords and secrets about the boat. nine sailors will be punished, including the lieutenant in charge, who agreed to tape this apology. >> it was a mistake that was our fault. >> reporter: and the helmsman, who refused orders to speed past the iranian boats. but one sailor credited for quick thinking, the sole female crew member, hitting the emergency beacon, risking her life and secretly taping the encounter on her phone. the navy report
let iran off the hook, saying the iranians violated international laws for even detaining the crew, let alone videotaping them. cecilia? >> okay, martha, thank you. and tonight, for the first time, transgender people are now welcome in the military. defense secretary ash carter announcing the immediate lifting of the ban today. >> our mission is to defend this country. and we don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman or marine. >> one study estimates there are 2,500 transgender now on active duty. and next, to a disturbing attack caught on camera in denver. you can see the man striking people with a pole at random. it is the latest violent act in this popular public square. and tonight, it has many there asking if this could be a side effect of colorado's marijuana laws. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: in broad daylight
spots, a man wildly swings this plastic pipe, striking a bystander knocking him down and hitting him again. seconds later, still enraged, he attacks another man. one victim left with a severe cut to his head. scenes of mile-high mayhem are becoming a chronic problem for denver's public image. >> hey, put him down, dude. >> reporter: in another video investigated by police, a man leaving work is assaulted by overly aggressive pabhandlers. >> break it up! >> reporter: the mayor blames the recent trouble on outsiders, a flood of transients drawn to colorado, for one thing. >> they were very candid with us. they came here for marijuana. >> reporter: the violence is forcing the city to spend $650,000 this summer to put more cops on the street. and soon, police will be getting help from a downtown business group that's paying for its own private security force. >> it is a safe place, these are anomalies that are occurring
but the type of crime happening here now, officials worry, is the new side effect of colorado's legal marijuana trade. cecilia? >> clayton, thank you. we want to turn now to the murder mystery followed by millions, taking a new turn tonight. a judge in maryland today granting a new to adnan syed. his convection was the subject of the popular "serial" podcast. he was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 and has always maintained his innocence. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the 911 call for a plane crash that actually never happened. >> a field with trees. i smell fuel. >> and did a popular sleeping pill make him what lose nate the whole thing? news tonight about a deadly grizzly bear attack. the urgent hunt to find that bear. and the skydiving scare caught on camera. what no diver ever wants to see, tangled cords on the way down. how
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old. in athens, he wracked up six golds. in beijing, he became the official golden child. >> history in beijing for michael phelps! >> reporter: but among the record 18 golds are other numbers. two duis. and suspensions. one after he admitted to smoking marijuana. phelps went to rehab, transforming his altitude and his life. the best feeling, he says? not holding those medals, but his newborn son, boomer. cheering on his dad with those american flag ear muffs. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> be cheering him on, too. thank you for watching. i'm cecilia vega. for david and all of us here, have a fantastic night.
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