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tonight, new details about the items seized during the fbi's search of mar-a-lago, revealing the seemingly erratic way some of the classified documents were stored. the justice department in a new filing listing in specific detail what federal agents retrieved from donald trump's office. classified and top-secret documents mixed with magazines, newspaper clippings, and clothing. authorities finding nearly four dozen empty folders labeled classified, raising new questions about whether documents are missing. trump's own attorney general bill barr today slamming the former president. pierre thomas standing by. president biden setting the stage for the midterms. his blistering speech condemning former president trump and maga republicans. warning democracy is at risk. president biden asked today if he considers all trump supporters to be a threat to the
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country. rachel scott at the white house. the images coming in, a fast-moving wildfire exploding in flames in california. structures destroyed and evacuations under way. extreme heat dangers in the west. millions bracing for temperatures well into triple digits through the weekend as the first hurricane of the season forms in the atlantic. rob marciano with the track. record labor day travel expected as the long holiday weekend gets under way. tens of millions of americans driving and flying at prepandemic levels as gas prices plunge. overseas tonight, the war in ukraine. the white house now asking congress for more than $13 billion in additional military aid. and the new warning from the u.n. nuclear watchdog about that nuclear power plant caught in the cross fire. the chilling image seen around the world. a man pointing a gun right in the face of argentina's vice president. that gun failing to fire. news on the suspect.
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actress jane fonda revealing her battle with cancer. now undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 84. and friday night lights in uvalde, texas. tonight, the grieving community coming together as the high school football team takes the field for its first home game. good evening, and it's great to have you with us on a friday night. i'm mary bruce in for david. we begin tonight with the new detailed inventory unsealed today, revealing item by item, the classified and top-secret documents fins fbi agents found during their search of mar-a-lago. 33 boxes pulled from donald trump's office and from storage. more than 11,000 government records in all, including documents and photos. in trump's office, federal authorities say some of those
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sensitive documents found mixed in with old magazines and newspaper clippings. agents also discovering more than 40 empty folders labeled classified and more than two dozen empty folders labeled, return to staff secretary or military aide, with no word on what may have happened to the contents inside. trump has been railing against the investigation, but today his former attorney general bill barr defending the justice department, blasting the former president for taking classified information, accusing him of deceiving federal authorities. all of this as the judge decides whether to appoint an independent third party known as a special master to review the seized documents. abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas leads us off. >> reporter: tonight, a newly unsealed inventory from the search at mar-a-lago is giving the most detailed look yet at the trove of government records seized by the fbi. more than 11,000 documents in all, including 48 empty folders marked "classified" and 42 empty folders labeled "return to staff secretary/military aide" found
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in donald trump's office and the storage closet. it's unclear whether the contents of those folders are missing or misplaced, but it raises serious questions about how they were being stored. abc news has learned investigators are concerned that classified documents may have been taken beyond mar-a-lago. and officials concerned about the way the materials were stored. that inventory indicating top-secret material was found in boxes mixed with personal items like clothing and magazines. today, bill barr, donald trump's once-loyal attorney general asked by fox news if there was any legitimate reason the former president would have such classified material. >> no. i can't think of a legitimate reason. >> reporter: and as far as the fbi's unprecedented raid -- >> well, it's also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a country club. how long is the government going to try to get that back? they jawbone for a year, they were deceived on the voluntary
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actions taken, they then went and got a subpoena, they were deceived on that, they feel, and the facts are starting to show that they were being jerked around. >> reporter: today's release comes as a federal judge now weighs whether to appoint an independent party, or special master, to help resolve disputes about the documents. >> and pierre joins us now. pierre, you're getting word this investigation is still going full-steam ahead, even inten intensifying? >> reporter: mary, investigators are still interviewing witnesses, going through documents, and trying to figure out who had access to them. there's still a sense of urgency, mary. >> pierre tracking this all for us. pierre, thank you. next here tonight, president biden is turning up the heat on the midterm elections, now a little more than two months away. in a scathing address, the president taking direct aim at former president trump and calling out maga republicans. condemning the january 6th insurrection and political
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violence, arguing our democracy is at risk. president biden today was asked if he considers trump supporters to be a threat to america. abc's rachel scott is at the white house. >> reporter: tonight, president biden defending his political speech in philadelphia where he said former president donald trump and what he called maga republicans represented a threat to american democracy. >> do you consider all trump supporters to be a threat to the country? >> i don't consider any trump supporter to be a threat to the country. i do think anyone who calls for the use of violence, fails to condemn violence when it's used, refuses to acknowledge when an election has been won, insists upon changing the way in which the rule you count votes, that is a threat to democracy. >> reporter: outside of independence hall on thursday, the president appeared on stage, illuminated in red and blue, flanked by two marines. biden taking his predecessor on
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by name and referencing maga republicans more than a dozen times. >> too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal. donald trump and the maga republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic. >> reporter: the president framing the midterms as a referendum on trump. >> maga forces are determined to take this country backwards. they promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence. >> reporter: but republicans today accuse biden, who campaigned on unity, of trying to divide the country. >> it was one of the most unbelievable things i've seen in a long time. it's unthinkable that he would be so condescending and criticize half of america. >> rachel joins us from the white house now. rachel, the white house is facing some criticism for the marines seen standing behind the president at last night's speech, but tonight the white
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house now responding? >> reporter: yes, mary. critics point out how unusual it is to see the president deliver that kind of speech in front of uniformed marines, but the white house says there is nothing abnormal about this. they insist their presence was intended to show the president has a deep respect for the military, mary. >> rachel scott at the white house tonight. rachel, thank you. now to the breaking news in the west at this hour -- a massive wildfire is exploding in size in northern california. the fast-moving mill fire destroying structures. evacuations are now under way. firefighters battling the blaze and extreme heat. here's abc's will carr. >> reporter: tonight, the mill fire is raging in northern california. the entire town of weed, near the oregon border, told to get out immediately. the fire, moving fast. >> i see multiple homes on fire in lincoln heights. there's approximately 200 homes in the line of the fire's direction. the fire will make a run in the subdivision. we're going to need vacations in
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both lincoln heights, carrick addition, and lake shastina, and i'd send every engine we have. >> reporter: the entire west coast in the throes of a polonged heat wave, perfect conditions for fires. the route fire north of los angeles resulting in several heat-related firefighter injuries wednesday. >> we were able to get them off the fire line, get them hydrated, and then, out of an abundance of caution, get them to the emergency room. >> reporter: tonight we know structures have burned. there are red-flag warnings through the night, and the drought has led to bone dry fuels. mary. >> will, we know you'll be keeping a close eye on this. thank you. let's get right to abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano. rob, this record heat wave is fueling the flames in the west. >> reporter: it certainly is, mary. record heat, and now we have the dry, windy conditions. critical fire danger up for parts of northern california, but much of that state right now, take a look at this, under excessive heat warnings really until further notice. this is a long duration heat wave. saw records fall in salt lake city today after their warmest
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summer on record. the next three days do not bode well, especially for southern california. sunday and monday will be worse as far as heat and fire concerns are concerned. here's our first hurricane in the atlantic basin, hurricane danielle in the middle of the atlantic. between the azores and bermuda. will remain a hurricane and drift north into colder water. that one won't bother us, but we're heading now into september, which is prime time for hurricanes. mary? >> hurricane season, here we come. rob, thank you very much. now to record labor day travel expected over the long holiday weekend, levels not seen since before the pandemic. ten of millions of americans are driving. gas prices that were at record levels at the start of the summer have now been falling ever since. airports packed amid a summer of travel chaos. here's abc's transportation correspondent gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, the rush to get away for one last gasp of summer is under way, and the airports are packed. >> this labor day weekend is going to be the busiest that
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l.a.x. has seen since 2020. >> reporter: here in orlando, you can just see all of these travelers. just yesterday, more than 2.3 million people were screened by the tsa, and that's more than before the pandemic. it's also more expensive compared to 2019. according to kayak, the average price for a domestic flight is $372, up 41%. >> everything has been smooth. everything has been great. so far. >> reporter: and complaints are way up compared to before the pandemic. complaints in june were up nearly 270%. the department of transportation launched a new online dashboard this week to help travelers affected by flight disruptions understand their rights. >> and gio joins us now from coco beach. gio, the roads there are already getting busy? >> reporter: that's right, mary, because here on florida's space coast, about 400,000 people are expected for tomorrow's launch to the moon, so it's going to be busy, but it will be busy everywhere. millions are on the road. the good news is, the price of gas is still falling.
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$3.80, that's the national average. >> that is welcome news for sure for drivers this weekend. gio, thank you. now to news on the pandemic tonight. following cdc approval, pfizer and moderna's new covid booster shots are rolling out across the u.s. the vaccines are specifically designed to protect against omicron and its subvariants. and as the u.s. tries to avert a fall surge, tonight a new warning about the upcoming flu season. here's abc's erielle reshef. >> reporter: tonight, those new omicron-targeted boosters starting to roll out. >> i got my covid vaccine in my left arm, and i got my flu vaccine in my right arm, so i'm all set for the fall. >> reporter: a few thousand locations across the country are offering the retooled pfizer and moderna shots designed to take on the ba.4 and ba.5 subvariants. the supply set to ramp up at tens of thousands of pharmacies, community centers, and doctors' offices in the coming weeks.
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>> the new booster is the only authorized booster now that will be available. so anyone that had an appointment for that old booster will be rescheduled. >> reporter: the new pfizer booster is cleared for anyone over 12, and moderna's for anyone over 18, 2 months out from their last shot. >> there's no magic number when it comes to thinking about the spacing for the next booster. two months is the minimum, and it's especially important for those that are high risk to make sure that they get that protection ahead of any possible fall surge. >> erielle, health officials are warning we may also be facing a tough flu season ahead? >> reporter: that's right, mary. dr. fauci warning we could be bracing for a pretty bad flu season. he says the best time to get the flu vaccine is by the end of october, but it's never too late. and just like last year, officials say it is safe to get your covid-19 vaccine and flu shot at the same time. mary? >> thank you. overseas tonight to the war in ukraine. the white house now asking congress for more than $13 billion in additional military aid. and the new warning from the u.n. nuclear watchdog about that
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nuclear power plant caught in the crossfire. abc's tom sufi burridge in ukraine. >> reporter: with ukraine's new offensive raging in the south, the white house tonight asking congress for an additional $13 billion in emergency aid for the war-torn country, saying the funding would help pay for new military equipment and would be on top of the $40 billion congress approved earlier this year. [ speaking non-english ] and president zelenskyy tonight praising a new agreement from g7 leaders to cap the price of russian oil, saying the sanctions will limit the flow of money to moscow. tonight with concerns mounting about europe's largest nuclear power plant in ukraine, the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog today confirming the russian military is based inside and controlling the plant. the inspectors seen touring the plant in this video from russian tv, saying the plant is still at great risk.
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>> i was able to see impact holes. the physical integrity of the facility has been violated. >> see how heavy it is? >> reporter: we met the brave ukrainians training for a disaster. you have air for how long? >> 30 minutes. >> reporter: this team tasked with monitoring radiation levels in the event of a nuclear leak. most people will be trying to get out of this area. you guys are going to be staying? >> yes, this is our job, and we stay to the end. >> reporter: mary, two of those inspectors will now be permanently based inside that nuclear plant. the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog saying it will publish a full report into the safety of the plant next week. mary? s. >> tom soufi burridge near that power plant in ukraine tonight, thank you. next tonight, the chilling apparent assassination attempt now seen around the world.
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a suspect pushing through a crowd, pointing a gun inches away from the face of argentina's vice president. that gun failing to fire. officials say it was loaded with five bullets. the suspect, a 35-year-old brazilian man, is now in custody. we move on now to actress jane fonda tonight, revealing her battle with cancer. she's now undergoing chemotherapy for nonhodgkin's lymphoma. at 84 years old, she calls herself lucky. here's abc's elwyn lopez. >> reporter: tonight, jane fonda opening up about her cancer diagnosis. the 84-year-old two-time academy award-winner and seven-time nominee writing, "i've been diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma and have started chemo treatments. this is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so i feel very lucky." fonda recently speaking with lily tomlin to our chris connelly about the end of their netflix series "grace and frankie." >> well, i mean, we got very close. she cracks me up all the time. and -- >> she's easily crackable.
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>> reporter: the "9 to 5" star having previously battled breast cancer in 2010, adding, cancer is a teacher, and i'm paying attention to the lessons it holds for me. the famously political actress, once known as hanoi jane for her stance on the vietnam war, now a climate activist, not shying away from politics in her post saying, "you can count on me to be right there together with you as we grow our army of climate champions." mary, tonight fonda says she's handling chemo quite well. she'll be getting treatments for six months. she says cancer along with her age definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities. mary? >> and tonight we're wishing her all the best. elwyn, thank you. news on the economy and american jobs. the bureau of labor statistics reports 315,000 new jobs were created in august. the unemployment rate rising to 3.7%. when we come back, the urgent search for a woman kidnapped while jogging in memphis. and nasa counting down to
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finally tonight, friday night football is back across the country, but for the uvalde high school team, it's more than just a game. abc's john quinones with our continuing series, "uvalde 365." >> reporter: the uvalde coyotes took to the field for the first time last friday night, to play the first away game of the season. senior captain justin trandon leading his teammates, proudly wearing the number 21 jersey, honoring the 21 lives lost at robb elementary. head coach wade miller had an idea. >> called some of the seniors over and i said, do we retire it? do we give it to a senior? what do y'all want to do? they were unanimous, oh, that would be awesome. >> reporter: the jersey awarded to a senior who embodies the humble and hardworking spirit of the team and the community. what do you want for this hometown of yours, uvalde? >> i just want them to feel joy again, no more sadness, but
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never forget. >> reporter: the players deriving their strength through football. >> just being able to go to strength and conditioning, seven on seven practices was like a therapy. >> reporter: this year determined to pay it forward. >> great job! >> reporter: winning that game, scoring 21 points, lifting up an entire community. their proud coach huddling with them after. >> what you came out here and did tonight -- i love you like you're my own children. you understand that? could not be more proud of a group. >> one, two, three, uvalde, let's go! >> reporter: in texas, john quinones, abc news. >> go coyotes. thank you for watching. i'm mary bruce. for david and the team, good night. and have a great weekend. nd. wh't
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the heat if you need ideas we've got several to share. i'm meteorologist sandia patel live on the roof extreme and dangerous heat for the holiday weekend. i'll have the temperatures and warning coming up. do you guys know you're not supposed to be drinking outside in public? yeah. a day after the i-team showed you this violent arrest the san rafael police chief is taking action against the officers involved now from abc 7 live breaking news. and that breaking news a fire that is exploded in size in a matter of hours and destroyed homes. this is called the mill fire. it's in siskiyou county near the city of weed. look at those flames the fire has grown to nearly 2600 acres with no containment all residents in the city of weed have been ordered to evacuate the mayor says multiple homes have burned wheat is located 70 miles north of redding. it's right off i-5 as you head toward the oregon border fire started at a lumber mill just before one this afternoon. evacuations are underway for a
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second fire just a few miles away on this map the red areas. the evacuation orders are for the mill fire near weed the yellow areas evacuation warnings are for the mountain fire in the city of gazelle reports indicate at least 300 acres have burned air tankers from the mill fire are being diverted to mountain fire. we will keep an eye on both fires throughout this newscast. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm on a date and i'm dan ashley destructive fires bad air quality another flex alert this holiday weekend heat wave is turning into a hydra-headed problem for northern california. let's get right to the heart of the issue. of course. that's the weather abc 7 news meteorologist. and patel is live on the roof for us tonight with the latest sandia. yeah and dan it's gonna be brutal and blistering heat that inland areas will have to deal with as the heat wave hits this weekend. let me show you the warnings that you need to know about. so this is updated now sunday morning at 11 o'clock is when it ends instead of saturday the