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tonight, breaking news. the devastating storms hitting right now. 25 tornadoes already across several states tonight. at least five of those tornadoes, ef-3s. winds more than 150 miles per hour. tornado watches as we come on the air tonight as the system moves into the east. also tonight, president trump, new tone. what he said about hate in this country as the fbi investigates new cases since the election. and that emotional moment with the widow of the navy s.e.a.l. lost in that controversial raid. the manhunt right now for the suspect accused of killing this young nurse. authorities tonight releasing this surveillance. they want the public's help. two police chases. the driver and his pickup truck airborne. the other scene on an american
highway. the suspect driving backwards and the standoff. and tonight, the ceo of youtuuber and his eye-opening apologize after this video. good evening, and we begin tonight with what could be a dangerous night ahead for millions of americans after a day of deadly storms already. 25 tornadoes reported from the midwest, and this is all moving east now. images of the terrible damage just coming in. one of those ef-3 tornadoes shattering this town in illinois. from the air tonight, the damage stretching across miles. homes left in ruin. entire neighborhoods destroyed. and in arkansas tonight, hundreds of team taking shelter in an underground safehouse as a tornado passes over a high school there. all this moving east, and abc's linzie janis leading us off. >> reporter: tonight that massive storm system that spawned deadly tornadoes in the
midwest is on the move. [ sirens ] >> reporter: tornado sirens roaring in tennessee. powerful winds and rain too. students at tennessee tech forced to shelter in place. the storms pummeling the densely populated northeast corridor. burning a hole in this street. air traffic snarled. at new york's laguardia airport, a close call. >> runway four close to an audio strike. >> reporter: the twister started dropping just before dinner time tuesday. at least 25 tornadoes now reported across eight states. illinois hit hard. >> look at that. >> reporter: residents racing to safety. [ crying ] >> reporter: a trail of destruction left behind. our alex perez is southwest of chicago. >> at least a quarter of the 200 homes here in illinois were damaged by the storm. the national weather service now confirming a powerful ef-3
tornado, packing 155-mile-per-hour winds tore through here. >> a lot of us lived here all our lives. never had nothing like this, but, you know, we'll get through it. >> reporter: roughly 300 miles to the south, more than 100 homes hit in the perriville, missouri area by another ef-3. massive trees splintered. and this fightening scene along interstate 55. phillip mena is there. >> powerful winds hurling these vehicles across the highway, killing a driver passing through. >> reporter: in all, at least three people dead and dozens more injured across the region. >> destructive day, and a tough night ahead. linzie janis with us live in new york city tonight, and behind this system, linzie, another major concern, the damaging winds? >> reporter: that's right, david. the winds are picking up now. warnings, and advisories have been issued from tonight until tomorrow night, and gusts could
top 50 miles per hour. >> thank you. let's get to chief meteorologist, ginger zee because we're in the in the clear yet. >> reporter: not at all, and just northwest of south carolina, it's happening at this hour, and you can see the watches that stretches back to south of birmingham, alabama, and that will go for the next couple of hours, along the cold front, and you could see an embedded small tornado, but i think the headline will be tomorrow, up to 60-mile-per-hour winds for rhode island, wooster, massachusetts for example. you wake up friday morning, and drop about 60 degrees if you are in washington, d.c. >> damaging winds that are still coming behind it. see you tomorrow morning. in the meantime, we have major developments from the white house tonight. president trump's first major address to congress and the american people. generating many headlines for its strikingly different tone, and there was that emotional moment when the president singled out the navy s.e.a.l.
widow killed in that controversial raid in yemen. abc's jon karl tonight. >> reporter: an upbeat president met with republican leaders today buzzing about dramatic change in tone in the president's speech last night. right off the bat, he was reaching out, giving a nod to black history month, and president condemning a recent epidemic of hate crimes he has been slow to acknowledge, including the vandalism of jewish cemeteries and the threats against jewish community centers across the country now being investigated by the fbi. >> recent threats targeting jewish community centers and vandalism of jewish cemeteries as well as last week's shooting in kansas city remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms. >> reporter: trump got members of both parties on their feet during the speech's emotional high point, his
tribute to navy s.e.a.l., ryan owens, killed in yemen during the controversial raid. the president approved just a week after he took office. when the president traveled to dover air force base to witness the return of the fallen s.e.a.l., owens's father refused to meet with him. but last night his widow was there right next to ivanka trump. >> ryan died as he lived, a warrior, and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation. ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: the applause lasted for almost a whole two minutes. [ applause ] >> ryan is looking down right now. you know that. and he is very happy because i think he just broke a record. [ applause ]
>> reporter: and in stark contrast to the combative tone of the president's first weeks in office, a near total reversal, especially this line which could be taken as a criticism of the president himself. >> the time for small thinking is over. the time for trivial fights is behind us. >> reporter: the positive tone was a hit with many critics, amid the good reviews, the white house today abruptly postposed signing a new version of the president's controversial travel ban, something the president has called an urgent matter of national security. but for now, at least, it will wait. a bid, perhaps, to let the big speech moment sink in. >> let's get to jon karl live at the white house tonight, and jon, you mention there, the delay now in the president's new executive order. we know at first, it banned citizens from seven muslim-majority countries, and among them, iraq, and you hear that could come off the list?
>> reporter: i'm told the current version of the travel ban, iraq has been removed at the urging of state department officials and defense secretary mattis who both made the case that iraq is a critical partner in the fight against isis. including them in the ban could hinder that fight. >> thanks as always. and with the address to congress now behind the president, the new challenge for president trump is whether he will be able to get all this through congress. repealing and repealing and replacing obamacare as some republicans just want it gone for good. and an infrastructure plan. abc's mary bruce with a reality check on the political fights ahead. she is on capitol hill tonight. >> reporter: praise for the president's speech, but also relief. >> i thought it was terrific. i thought it was a very strong speech. it was a bold, positive, optimistic vision. >> it was kind of nice to hear president trump as president
instead of candidate trump. >> reporter: for republicans looking for direction on plans to repeal and replace obamacare, the president outlined what should stay. >> we should ensure that americans with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage. >> reporter: and what he thinks needs to change. seeming to back the house speaker's proposal to use tax credits to buy insurance. >> we should help americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts. >> reporter: but that plan does not sit well with some within his own party. if the president is endorsing what the speaker supports, is that something you can get on board with? >> no. i think that's just a new entitlement program. the moment that you say there is guaranteed money going to people, how is that any different than the obamacare solution which was to get people benefits? >> reporter: that would be a nonstarter for you. the president is pitching big ticket agenda items with big price tags. a $54 billion hike in defense
spending, and a trillion dollar infrastructure plan. >> i came out feeling hopeful he was ready to govern. during the entire speech, i kept saying, how are you going to do this? how are you going to bring forth new infrastructure and at the same time, add $54 billion in defense budget? >> reporter: democrats see glimmers of potential compromise, but are skeptical. >> whenever you hear him, you always got to say, okay. what am i going to hear tomorrow? what am i going to hear this afternoon? >> mary bruce with us. house republicans have been under a lot of pressure to come up with a plan to repeal and replace obamacare, and tonight, you're learning they will start debating something soon? >> reporter: republicans here just finished huddling on the path forward. no new details yet, but they insist they will be voting on legislation to tackle health care in the coming weeks.
david. >> mary bruce with us again tonight. thank you. the white house clearing top aide, kellyanne conway after she told people to buy ivanka trump's clothing line on national tv. a white house lawyer found she acted, quote, inadvertently, and without nefarious intent, and she promises to observe the ethics laws. we turn to wall street. the dow surging past 21,000 for the first time. 21,115, up another three points today. abc's chief business correspondent, rebecca jarvis, live outside the new york stock exchan exchange. what's driving the rally? >> reporter: investors are optimistic that change is coming from washington in the form of lower taxes and fewer regulations in particular. that has set the dow up more
than 15% since election day, and in the last four months, it has added to the average 401 k as much as $11,000. >> a lot of nerves on how long this rally could last? >> reporter: that's right, david. we're in the midst of one of the longest running bull markets in history. stocks since march of 2009 have now more than tripled, and i have spoken to a number of veteran traders here on wall street. they believe the biggest risk to the rally athed cops from washington. if they can't deliver on wall street's expectations, you could see a turn here. >> thank you. a federal judge has granted bail to the widow of the pulse nightclub attacker. she was facing terror-related charges.
her lawyer has argued she has diminished mental capacity. the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. next tonight, new trouble for the ceo of uber. apologizing for video, showing him berating one of his own drivers. now admitting he needs, quote, leadership help. the company facing angry calls on the internet to delete uber, and managers sexually harassing employees. abc's linsey davis with the video. >> reporter: uber's ceo says he's sorry for his behavior in this newly released video showing him the backseat of an uber berating a driver in an argument over fares. >> i lost $97,000 because of you. i'm bankrupt because of you, you changed the whole business. >> what? >> you dropped prices. >> reporter: the driver blaming that ceo, travis kalanick, claiming the drop in uber fares has cost him dearly. >> you know what? >> what? >> some people don't like to take responsibility for their
own [ bleep ]. >> i take responsibility! >> they blame everything in their life on somebody else! >> for town car. >> good luck! >> reporter: kalanick says he had to drop prices to stay competitive but he is now apologizing and released this statement. it's clear this video is a reflection of me and the criticism we have received is a stark reminder i must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. he says, this is the first time i have been willing to admit i need leadership help, and i intend to get it. a former female uber engineer is accusing the company of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment. kalanick has called for an internal investigation and asked eric holder to look into it. david? >> thank you. there is much maore ahead o "world news tonight" this wednesday thiegt. the young nurse found dead in her home. authorities tonight releasing surveillance of a possible killer. we'll have more after the break. also, two police chases making headlines tonight. the driver in that pickup truck
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