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tonight, breaking news. the new poll, with just one week left. donald trump, hillary clinton, where this race stands right now. clinton, president obama, vice president biden, all turning back to trump. trump revealing a change in tone, his closing argument tonight. the latest on the e-mails, and the $20,000 six-foot portrait of trump bought with money own charity. the deadly collision during rush hour. two buses, a car, at least six people killed. we're on the scene tonight. the new and chilling images just released. the urgent manhunt. the killer cornered by police. he unloads his ak-47 on the officers. the state of emergency at this hour. the deadly gas pipeline explosion right here in america. that line reaching from new york all the way to texas. neighbors warned. and what now for gas prices? and the mysterious and now deadly illness.
u.s. good evening. and we begin tonight with major developments in the race for the white house. election night, just one week from tonight. nearly 28 million americans have already voted. and this evening, take a look. this race is now a dead heat. our latest tracking poll shows donald trump ahead of hillary clinton, 46% to 45%, the first time in our polling trump has been ahead since may. and this evening, hillary clinton getting help from the president, the vice president, as they try to shift attention back to donald trump. amid those headlines about newly discovered e-mails, there is new reporting from the fbi in a moment. but first, abc's cecilia vega on the trail with clinton, getting help in florida tonight. >> reporter: just seven days to go, and hillary clinton is determined to do one thing -- put the focus back on donald trump. >> he sure has spent a lot of
insulting and assaulting women. >> reporter: and right there with her to deliver this blistering assault, alicia machado. >> he said to me, miss piggy, miss housekeeping, miss eating machine. >> reporter: the former beauty queen donald trump insulted because of her weight. >> i mean, really, can we just stop for a minute and reflect about the absurdity of donald trump finding fault with miss universe? >> reporter: no mention of those e-mails or the fbi's investigation. instead, clinton unleashing an all-out assault on her opponent's character. in her latest ad, she finally uses trump's own words from that now infamous bus video. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. and when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> reporter: and here in florida, a list of the people trump has insulted. >> maybe for some of you, it's what he said about a judge born in indiana. well, we can't trust him,
mexico. and then trump went on to attack a gold star family. >> reporter: florida, a state clinton sees as key to victory. just in the last week, clinton making 14 stops here. >> it's almost hard to believe, isn't it, there are only seven days left in this election. so, are you ready to vote? >> reporter: clinton calling on her powerful friends to make a last-minute push. 17 events today alone, seven surrogates states. president obama in ohio, taking on trump, too. >> i want you to focus on the choice that you face in this election. donald trump is uniquely unqualified to be president. he is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. >> and cecilia vega with us live tonight from florida. and cecilia, a lot of the messaging from hillary clinton late today on that stage seemed
she is aware of the gender gap in the national polls. >> reporter: she certainly is, david. in our latest poll, it has her above donald trump nine points when it comes to women nationally. look, this is her closing argument. she is trying to show america who she says donald trump is, especially when it comes to women, using his own words and right here in florida, an aide today saying, this is a state that is so important for her. david? >> florida will be key on election night. cecilia vega, our thanks to you. meanwhile, donald trump in two states where hillary clinton is leading. states red on election night. trump with a new tone today, his closing argument. amid that new image emerging, as well, of that six-foot portrait purchased by his own charity. abc's tom llamas in wisconsin tonight. >> reporter: tonight, with just seven days to go, donald trump departing from his fiery speeches to deliver a traditional closing argument. >> we must cut our ties with the small, bitter, petty politics of the past. >> reporter: at that pennsylvania event, running mate
uncharacteristically, six minutes longer than the nominee himself. then came trump, with a promise. he will overturn obamacare as soon as he's sworn in. >> i will ask congress to convene a special session so we can repeal and replace, and we will do it and we will do it very, very quickly. it is a catastrophe. >> reporter: but the strangest part of the speech? what trump left out. no mention of hillary clinton's e-mail investigation. in fact, few attacks on clinton at all. >> i'm asking you to dream big, to push for bold change, and to believe in a movement powered by our love for each other and our love for our country. >> reporter: but trump, unable to avoid some of the controversies dogging him this campaign. "the washington post" publishing this image, a six-foot self-portrait trump reportedly bought using money from his charitable foundation.
charitable giving and his refusal to release his taxes, trump's most loyal supporters are sticking with him. we're outside a rally here in wisconsin. take a look at this line. as far as the eye can see. still, today, "the new york times" out with a front-page story scrutinizing how trump may have avoided paying federal income taxes for years. today on "gma," his deputy campaign manager signaling voters may not get answers before election day. >> so, he's not going to release his tax returns before the election? >> he's going to release them >> even though there are several returns not under audit? >> he's going to release them when he's not under audit. >> tom llamas joins us now from wisconsin tonight. and tom, we, of course, saw trump in pennsylvania earlier today, now in wisconsin. both of these blue states at this point. at least according to the polling. but he needs some of this blue, as i mentioned, to turn red on election day. >> reporter: and david, now he's putting his money where his mouth is. we've learned tonight the trump campaign is spending $25 million in several battleground states, including here in wisconsin and
but also in other states some consider to be hail marys to turn red, states like new mexico and michigan. david? >> new spending in some of the key states. tom llamas, our thanks to you, as well. and next, to the firestorm over the fbi and the newly discovered e-mails so close to the election. fbi director james comey, of course, revealing the new action against the advice of his boss, attorney general loretta lynch. tonight here, we have learned that the two of them have met since that announcement. let's get right to abc's senior justice corresponden he's live at the fbi tonight. pierre? >> reporter: david, jim comey defied his bosses at the justice department five days ago when he dropped the bombshell about the clinton e-mail investigation. but abc news has learned that fbi director comey and lynch had a brief one-on-one yesterday after a national security meeting here at the fbi. we're told lynch and comey talked about how he was doing and she told him he would have all the necessary resources to make this work.
at a memorial service for a beloved former justice official, but on his way out, he would not answer any questions. the lynch/comey meeting was described as cordial, and the first time the two had talked in person since this erupted. david? >> and pierre, no new indication tonight as to whether or not we will hear from the fbi director before election day? >> reporter: none tonight, david. they say the investigation is proceeding. no word on what's happening with the e-mails. >> pierre thomas on his beat at the fbi. pierre, thank you. and one week from tonight, election day. our coverage begins, of course, with "world news tonight" and at 7:00 p.m. eastern, i'll be joining george and the entire powerhouse political team. we'll be here all night long and as i mentioned last night, it could be a very long night. in the meantime, we do turn to other news tonight, and to baltimore. a deadly bus accident, a school bus on the way to pick up the first students of the morning, veering into oncoming traffic. shattering the side of a city bus, killing five people onboard that bus and the school bus driver, as well. a police official calling the scene horrific.
>> reporter: both of those buses, violently ripped apart. the gnarled wreckage unrecognizable, except for a steering wheel. >> i'm declaring this mass casualty. >> reporter: police say the school bus careened down this street like a horrific pinball. >> it truly looks like a bomb went through the bus. >> reporter: it's roughly 6:30 a.m. when the school bus plows into the back of a ford mustang, then crashes into a cement pillar before colliding at a high speed with an oncoming transit bus, tearing into the driver's side. six people killed, including the driver of the school bus. firefighters cutting through the school bus in search of students. thankfully, none are onboard. you can still see debris strewn across this street here. and look at what's left of that mustang car. the back of it completely ripped apart, the car shredded. the driver of that mustang tonight, overcome with emotion. >> my heart goes out to the
>> reporter: tonight, the ntsb is on the scene investigating the cause. now, one thing missing from this scene, skid marks. police say the bus may not have braked. david? >> mary bruce on the scene there for us. mary, thank you. and next this evening, new and chilling images just released tonight. the violent end to a week-long manhunt. oklahoma state troopers releasing video of the final moments, aerial video showing the suspect using his truck as a shield and then opening fire. ultimately brought down. abc's jim avila with the images, taking us inside the takedown tonight. >> reporter: low quality video, high quality police work, as the deadly rampage of oklahoma's madman on the run comes to an all-out end. >> michael vance was our worst-case scenario. period. >> reporter: vance, a fugitive since he murdered his aunt and uncle and shot two police officers outside oklahoma city nine days ago, bragging about more trouble on facebook. >> see, that's a [ bleep ] gun. that's the real deal.
night, running right through a road block. firing 60 rounds from his ak-47 at five trailing cops. this state trooper firing through his own windshield with a military-style m-4 rifle. just listen to the bullets fly. >> he's in front of the truck. the truck's backing up towards you. >> reporter: vance using his stolen one-ton pickup like a tank, rolling it toward the officers. >> he's shooting at you guys. subject's laying down in the middle of the road. >> reporter: where he died from multiple gunshot wounds. were going to make sure that he didn't hurt anybody else. >> reporter: david, with vance dead, authorities arrested two of his construction coworkers and his girlfriend, charging them with helping him escape. david? >> jim avila with us tonight. jim, thank you. and next this evening, the governor of alabama declaring a state of emergency and warning of a gas shortage after an explosion and fire at a major gas line. the colonial pipeline, running from houston, texas, to the port of new york and new jersey,
that line rupturing for the second time in two months now, and tonight, much of it remains offline. here's abc's phillip mena on the deadly explosion. >> reporter: that massive pipeline fire sending thick smoke into the air. >> look how black that smoke is. >> reporter: aerial footage showing the haze blanketing a vast swath of land just south of birmingham, alabama. >> sound like they have some injuries. i think we may need to start additional rescue units. >> reporter: the fire erupting when the gas line was struck by a trackhoe making repairs. >> it looked like there was a plane crash. i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: one worker killed. several others injured. as emergency responders raced to contain the blaze, the critical main gas line shut down part of a 5,500-mile pipeline, raising concerns of shortages and price increases at the pump. this explosion happened a few miles from where a pipeline leaked in september, causing a hike in gas prices in the
pipeline was actually working to fix a problem from that earlier leak. it may take days or longer to get the main gas line reopened. david? >> phillip mena tonight. phillip, thank you. we turn next to georgia, and emotional testimony in the hot car murder trial. the accused's ex-wife, taking the stand for a second day now. revealing tonight new details about their failed marriage, but still testifying in her ex-husband's defense. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: after months of being painted as a monster by intentionally leaving his son to die in this hot suv, 35-year-old justin ross harris is getting help on the witness stand from, of all people, the former wife he betrayed. >> i'm humiliated. if i never see him again after this day, that's fine. >> reporter: clearly, there's no love lost, but leanna taylor says she still doesn't believe harris meant to kill their 22-month-old son, cooper, in june of 2014. she agrees with his defense, that he accidentally forgot to drop the boy off at this daycare
prosecutors say harris left the child in the car because he wanted a child-free life. and say, while his son was dying in the parking lot outside his atlanta office, harris was inside sexting with other women. she still says he wouldn't have hurt their son. >> did ross love this little boy? >> yes, he did. very much. >> reporter: another turn. there were accusations that harris went and researched hot car deaths online before his son died. but those were knocked down in court. tonight, testifying that he loved his son, and even people at the daycare agree, david. >> steve osunsami, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the mystery illness turning deadly tonight. a 6-year-old boy becoming the latest victim. the list of cases growing in the u.s., now 33 states and counting. your money tonight. retailers getting a huge jump-start on black friday. they're not waiting until thanksgiving this year. in fact, tonight, two of the biggest deals revealed already,
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next tonight here, it may only be november 1st, but amazon this evening is already offering black friday discounts, long before thanksgiving. deals kicking off at midnight, and new ones, they say, every five minutes, right up until christmas. so, should you jump on it or should you wait? abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis tracking your money tonight. >> reporter: the real black friday may be weeks away, but as far as amazon's concerned, it starts now. the retail giant introducing new deals as often as every five minutes, hoping to grab the attention of the roughly 41% of shoppers who start their holiday hunt in early november. >> i already started. >> reporter: you already started? >> i'm actually a last-minute shopper.
better prospects they have of trying to get that shopper. >> reporter: amazon unveiling deals like this curved 55-inch tv, originally about $1,500, now on sale for $1,000. and 70% off winter coats and jackets. online retailer new egg and dell also kicking things off early with their own deals on laptops and electronics. >> a lot more of the exclusives are going to be coming out on black friday. and a lot more merchandise. >> reporter: and d are planning on buying any of those big ticket items like electronics, it pays to wait. the best selection at the best prices happen at thanksgiving and beyond. david? >> here we go already. rebecca jarvis, thank you so much. when we come back, there is news tonight about that mystery illness, now turning deadly. this little boy. now in 33 states tonight, and we'll have more coming in right now. and clearer skin.
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had a high school lunch. but we were hungry. what made you come up with this idea to help other kids at lunch? >> well, i was pretty severely bullied at my old school. >> reporter: 16-year-old natalie hampton has invented an app. and just listen to what it's called. and the app is called? >> sit with us. >> reporter: sit with us. simply put. how does it work? >> as soon as you open it, you see the welcome screen. >> reporter: i love that. never eat lunch alone. you sign up and ask other students if they'd like to join you. telling them they're welcome at your table. so, these are all students who have used this? >> yeah. >> reporter: the sit with us app is now being used all over the country. in utah, sophomore lauren larssen welcomes kevin. >> guys, this is kevin. >> reporter: and cayden milburn sitting by himself about to be welcomed by high school senior andres cordova. in california -- >> my favorite part of sit with us is seeing how much of a difference it can make in students lives. >> reporter: are you surprised, even yourself, at how many people have taken advantage of
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