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tree. worlds news breaking news. reports that north korea just launched a missile. the u.s. military on alert. this, after president trump warned a major conflict with north korea could be coming. our martha raddatz standing by. also developing tonight, the president's stunning admission on the eve of his 100 days, saying he thought the job would be easier. that, quote, "this is more work than in my previous life." and vowing not to give up on the wall with mexico. also breaking, fugitive manhunt. the dangerous prisoner escaping on the way to the hospital, overpowering a guard. the all-out search to track him down. time to sell? the hottest housing market in ten years. prices soaring. is your neighborhood booming? and, nightmare in paradise. thousands stranded at an island music festival promising a
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luxury getaway. the reality -- cheese sandwiches and tents. tonight, the scramble to get off the island. good evening on this friday. i'm tom llamas. david muir is on assignment tonight. we begin with the breaking news from north korea. a u.s. official confirming that north korea has test-fired a missile. traveling east toward the sea of japan. it appears to have been a new type of mobile-launched missile, but the test appears to have failed. president trump just now back at the white house after an event in georgia, and has been briefed on the test. here's martha raddatz, with the details still coming in. >> reporter: despite warnings, threats and the display of american might, north korea's leader is not backing down. the missile was fired from an airfield in central north korea, a mobile-launched missile believed to be a new type of a
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single stage short to medium range missile, a kn-17. it broke up after just minutes in flight. this is the third time the north koreans have tested the missile. the last time, april 15th. it exploded shortly after launch. the launch comes just a day after president trump warned that a failure of diplomacy could mean war. >> there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with north korea. absolutely. >> reporter: just as north korea releases a propaganda video, simulating an attack on the white house and an aircraft carrier. the "uss carl vinson," making its way to the korean peninsula. and at the u.n. today, secretary of state rex tillerson urged the security council to take action as soon as possible. >> i urge this council to act before north korea does.
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>> reporter: but kim jong-un acted far faster than the security council, within hours launching that missile. president trump was asked before the launch whether he considered kim jong-un to be rational. he said he hoped he was, noting that kim had taken over his country at an early age. "he's 27 years old. his father dies, took over a regime. so say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age." >> martha, this test launch comes after secretary of state tillerson said the u.s. would be open to direct talks with north korea. >> reporter: he did signal that, but then came the missile launch. even though it was a failure, and not a long-range missile, they still learn from these launches, and they could test a nuke at any time. but the big message, kim is not letting president trump's threats stop him. >> martha, thank you. and president trump admitting in a new interview
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that north korea has been his biggest global challenge. but making another stunning admission, being president has been harder than he thought. today, at the national rifle association, he promised the cheering crowd, he will come through for them and build the wall with mexico. for more, here's cecilia vega. >> reporter: on the eve of his 100th day, president trump going where no sitting president has gone since ronald reagan. the annual gathering of the nra. >> as your president, i will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. never, ever. >> reporter: but even as he nears that milestone, the president is still looking back on his election victory. >> big sports fans said that was the single most exciting event they've ever seen. that includes super bowls and world series and boxing matches.
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that was an exciting evening for all of us and it meant a lot. >> reporter: and he is sounding wistful for the life he left behind. >> i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. i actually -- this is more work than in my previous life. i thought it would be easier. i thought it was more of a -- i'm a details-oriented person. i think you would say that, but i do miss my old life. this, i like to work, so that's not a problem, but this is actually more work. >> reporter: president trump insists 100 days isn't a fair marker by which to judge him. >> it's a false standard, 100 days, but i have to tell you, i don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days. so we're very happy. >> reporter: at the top of his list of accomplishments, the appointment of justice neil gorsuch to the supreme court. >> and i got it done in the first 100 days. that's even nice. you think that's easy? >> reporter: the president has
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signed more than two dozen bills into law, but no major legislation. his pledge to repeal and replace obamacare, stalled in congress. and the man who called president obama's use of executive orders "major power grabs of authority" signed 30 himself. more than any modern-era president in their first 100 days. but his signature campaign promise, that border wall, is still in limbo. today president trump promised, it will happen. >> so, why do you need a wall? we need a wall. >> build the wall! >> we'll build the wall. don't even think about it. don't even think about it. don't even think about it. that's an easy one. >> reporter: his loyal supporters are standing behind him. all the promises you heard on the campaign trail, does he seem to be delivering for you? >> i think he's focusing on them. delivery is going to take a little bit longer. >> reporter: and you're willing to give him that time? >> oh, absolutely. yes.
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>> and cecilia, tonight, word that congress and president trump have worked out a quick fix to prevent the government from shutting down tomorrow, but there's still a lot of work to be done. >> reporter: yes, that means the vote today gives them a one-week extension to keep the government running. that means they will be back in this fight again next week, and all but guarantees president trump will complete the 100 days without a major legislative victory. disturbing news from the war on isis. the pentagon investigating whether two army rangers who died in afghanistan may have died from friendly fire. it happened near the spot where the u.s. dropped that massive bomb on isis caves two weeks ago. the pentagon looking into whether fire from u.s. or afghan forces could have taken their lives. next tonight, police in maryland asking for the public's
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help to find an escaped convict. accused of attempting to kill police officers. here he is, david watson. he overpowered one of his guards today while being taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. pierre thomas on the search tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the intense manhunt under way. heavily armed officers racing to find a fugitive in maryland. >> howard units responding for the escapee. they are chasing around the parking lot. >> reporter: david watson, 28. serving a 100-year-plus sentence for firing into a police officer's home. the morning, overpowering a guard transporting him to a psychiatric hospital. >> howard 3-2, make sure units are aware of what his charges are. >> assault and attempted murder. use caution. >> he has faced charges for attempted murder of police officers in two states and it's important we bring him back into custody. >> reporter: watson hasn't been seen since he disappeared into the woods wearing unmarked white clothes. police dogs desperately searching for his scent. and while authorities don't believe he is armed, they do consider him extremely dangerous. >> he is a violent offender and
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we want people to call us if they see him. >> reporter: you can hear the helicopters over our head right now. when watson was sentenced to 106 years in prison, the judge said he intended for him to die in jail. >> pierre, thank you. and next to a major economic headline. a disappointing report, the economy grew by just 0.7%, the weakest performance in three years. down from 2.1% last quarter. economists say the rest of the year looks to be better, with one especially bright spot -- housing. rebecca jarvis on whether this is a good time for you to buy or sell. >> reporter: tonight, business is booming in the housing market. >> we had a property with 18 offers and 19 offers this week. >> reporter: with 6.4% less on sale this year, prices are soaring. and in places like los angeles, that means bidding wars.
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ga garry foreman just landed a house after months of searching. >> you walk into a place you really like it and you can hear people starting to make offers already and like you know that they're just going to beat you out. >> reporter: buyers like gabby eager to pounce before those low mortgage rates creep higher. sellers benefitting from the strongest market in ten years. pocketing an average 24% more than what they paid for their homes. even bigger profits in some markets, from florida to boston, denver to san jose. >> the market is red-hot. >> reporter: our experts recommend that buyers be ready with their best offer off the bat. starting out with a lowball offer is unlikely to win in this market. tom? >> rebecca, thank you. health care, of course, a huge expense for families. and as the president's 100th day arrives, congress is still trying to repeal and replace obamacare. house republicans gaining some conservative support this week. still unclear if it has the
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votes to pass next week. caught in the middle, many americans who rely on obamacare, many of whom voted for president trump. here's david wright. >> reporter: deep in the heart of coal country, people are watching the health care battle with interest. we're driving through eastern kentucky, the smoky mountains. 80% of the people here voted for trump. but surprisingly, this is an area that boomed under obamacare. this doctor sees patients every day who are struggling but covered by obamacare. has this been a stressful 100 days for you? >> it was, because we had to figure out what we were going to do if it did get repealed. >> reporter: mike taylor drove a coal truck until he was diagnosed with black lung disease. he voted for trump, but depends on obamacare. >> if it weren't for the health care, i couldn't.
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>> reporter: you couldn't, what? >> well, you choose between the -- eating and surviving. >> reporter: his wife robin has been through the ringer, too. >> let me tell you something. they need to come and live a day in my house with him. when he walks through the house and he can't breathe, his lips are turning purple because he can't breathe. >> reporter: they give president obama full credit for providing them with health coverage, but they're still 100% behind trump, hoping he'll bring back jobs and stand up for america. >> an empire ain't built overnight. >> reporter: does any part of you think, i shouldn't have voted for this guy? >> no, no. i'd vote for him again. >> reporter: we tagged along as they went to fill their prescriptions. how much was this medicine if you weren't covered? >> almost $6,000. >> reporter: just for the medicine? >> yes. >> reporter: but that's not what the receipt says, thanks to
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obamacare. david wright, abc news, kentucky. next tonight, pope francis is in egypt, defying the security risk after bombings of christian churches. meeting with members of the christian faith as well as muslim leaders. terry moran, in cairo tonight. >> reporter: pope francis arriving in cairo on a perilous mission to a troubled land. security is very tight. tens of thousands of armed personnel. tanks at the pope's events and francis' personal security detail. authorities are taking no chances. because the threat here is very real. just three weeks ago, palm sunday, two horrific bombings at christian churches killed dozens and isis claimed credit. one of a series of attacks, including this bombing last december at a chapel near the main christian cathedral where today, pope francis prayed for the victims. and at an interfaith peace conference, francis asked all religious leaders to fight
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extremism. "no act of violence can be perpetrated in the name of god," he said. for christians here, this trip means so much. >> he is not afraid. he is a man of peace and he is willing to die for it. that is very courageous. >> reporter: tomorrow, francis will celebrate mass at an open-air stadium, run by the military. tom? >> terry, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the terror raids. police moving in, officers opening fire. several suspects under arrest. the second alleged plot stopped in 24 hours. plus, the stickup caught on camera. the employee keeping his cool with the gun in his face. news tonight about the suspect. and the nightmare in paradise. thousands of guests left
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back now with a nightmare in paradise. the island music festival promising a luxury getaway, quickly spiraling into chaos. here's gio benitez. >> reporter: their promotional video billed the first annual fyre festival as two weekends of music, models, and beachside accommodations in the bahamas, co-founded by rapper ja rule. but instead -- >> help us. >> reporter: young concertgoers arrived to find their "luxury experience" to be anything but. >> welcome to fyre festival. >> reporter: a concierge booth? just a sign. authentic island cuisine? well, just look. and accommodations? >> basically these are disaster relief tents. >> we had no electricity. there's no showers, there's no bathrooms, there's no, like, running water, there was nothing. >> reporter: some paid thousands of dollars for vip experiences. there were reportedly signs of
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finally, 25 years ago tomorrow, los angeles erupting in the wake of the rodney king verdict. the oscar-winning director taking us back inside the l.a. riots, finding humanity fighting through the chaos. here's byron pitts. >> reporter: at the intersection, the first hours of unrest. over five long days, the l.a. riots claimed the lives of over 50 people. >> oh, man, it's going to hit the fan. >> reporter: now, the focus of a documentary "let it fall," by director john ridley. >> this was not something that happened because of one incident or issue, and didn't affect just one community. >> we are determined to take back the streets of los angeles.
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>> reporter: he shows how there was a powder keg of unrest. the notorious beating of rodney king by four white police officers who were acquitted was the final spark. but as entire neighborhoods descended into lawless violence, there was those two stood up. what kept you from being one of those guys throwing bricks? >> that's not who i am. >> reporter: people like donald jones, who rescued a chinese immigrant from an angry mob. were you mindful that you could have been a victim as well? >> very, very mindful. >> reporter: that the mob could have attacked you. >> yeah. >> reporter: he regrets he couldn't save anyone. >> terrible.there is no police . they will not enter the area. >> reporter: what was going through your head, your heart? >> that -- i wish that i was there.
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>> reporter: 25 years later, it still gets to you. >> yeah. >> reporter: why? why? >> because i would want someone to do that for me. >> reporter: a quarter-century later, the wounds still fresh for donald, and all who endured. byron pitts, abc news, los angeles. >> "let it fall" airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern tonight on abc. thanks so much for watching. i'm tom llamas. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. for david and all of us here, good night. new developments surfacing
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in an all night and nearly all day standoff with a murder suspect and we know who was killed. pick your protest. it's all happening on monday. pigs as pets? but it's the pounds that really matter as another bay area city gets ready to tackle this topic. >> whoever did it is not going to stop. this is not going to be the end. >> looking for answers and looking for her dog, wondering if her chihuahua was one of those founds in a mass grave in vallejo. >> this is a story we first aired on wednesday night after learning of that gruesome discovery in vallejo at columbus park way. and now there are's fresh concerns from pet owners.
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>> they' >>. >> reporter: they're concerned because they don't know who's doing this or why. investigators went back to the scene and pulled out some more evidence. it's a long shot that they're going to find any clues. but th >> photos for most of us most of the time, they're the stuff of memories and comfort. but in the case of jamie's cihuahua, titi -- >> i feel like i need closure. >> reporter: one of many missing pets, so when she learned of 12 dogs dumped along columbus parkway right next to the sharp tools that someone may have used to kill them. >> she was the most human like, loyal dog i had ever met in my life. >> reporter: when she called animal control, she dialed the


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