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welcome to "world news tonight." president trump and a baffling claim. what happened in sweden? >> you look at what's happening last night in sweden. sweden. who would believe this? >> but nothing dangerous happened there this weekend. tonight, the white house explaining. ravaged. the death toll rising from that drenching and damaging west coast storm. as a brand new round of wild weather is set to hit. breaking news. assassins on camera? the new airport surveillance video appearing to show the female suspects accused of murdering the brother of north korea's leader. also breaking tonight, wanted. police stepping up the search for this man, now considered the main suspect in the case of those young teenage girls killed in the midwest.
crash landing. the sunday morning disaster. what the pilot of that plane may have done to save lives. and, watching you. hackers tapping into home security cameras, then posting them live. your private moments now public. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. and we begin with the comments by the president causing confusion around the world. president trump, before a packed crowd last night, kicking off his 2020 campaign with a rally in melbourne, florida. alluding to problems in sweden in secticonnection with a list cities that have experienced terrorism. but there have been none. and the swedish embassy in washington reaching out for clarification.
here's mary bruce, in florida, starting us off tonight. >> reporter: the white house forced to explain this head-scratching comment from the president. speaking saturday about the link between terrorism and refugees. >> you look at what's happening in germany, you look at what's happening last night in sweden. sweden. who would believe this? >> reporter: what couldn't be believed -- what the president was talking about. incident in sweden? what incident? >> sweden, they took in large numbers and they are having problems like they never thought possible. you look at what's happening in brussels. you look at what's happening all over the world. >> reporter: even the swedish government, baffled, reaching out to the state department for clarification. the former swedish prime minister tweeting, "sweden? terror attack? what has he been smoking? questions abound." today, the white house explaining. the president "was talking about rising crime and recent incidents in general and not referring to a specific incident." adding that the president was referencing a news report he had seen the night before.
the president's comments about sweden came just 30 minutes after he railed against a familiar target. >> the dishonest media, which has published one false story after another. i will never, ever let them get away with it. i will do whatever i can that they don't get away with it. but just thursday, he falsely boasted about the size of his electoral college win. >> i guess it was the biggest electoral college win since ronald reagan. >> reporter: that's simply not true. and when confronted about it -- >> well, i don't know. i was given that information. i was given -- i actually, i've seen that information around. >> reporter: the president holding a campaign rally saturday, saying he was taking his message directly to his supporters without what he
called the filter of the press. >> we are here today to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. >> you guys give donald trump a hard time. you dissect his, what he said. he's not a politician. he doesn't have the perfect thing to say. but we love the fact that he goes straight to us and we can decipher it. >> reporter: as trump declares the media "the enemy of the american people," even republican lawmakers are sounding the alarm. >> a consolidation of power, when you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. >> reporter: his own defense secretary says the media is not the enemy. >> no, the press, as far as i'm concerned, are a constituency that we deal with and i don't have any issues with the press myself. >> reporter: the president is facing real challenges. concerns about his travel ban, now on hold. questions about his administration's possible ties to russia. and he is still lacking a national security adviser. in florida today, the president meeting with at least four possible replacements, after michael flynn was forced to resign. that announcement, expected to be coming soon.
>> and mary joins us from florida. you just showed us who interviewed today. are these the final four? and two other big-name candidates no longer in the mix? >> reporter: two possible contenders have already taken themselves out. david petraeus and robert harward. and now we're learning there could be even more contenders being considered in the coming days. tom? >> mary, thank you. we want to turn now to the deadly weather in the west. the death toll from the storm rising while they brace for a new round of heavy rain. as massive cleanup efforts continue, including the removal of that san bernardino firetruck from the sinkhole. here's marci gonzalez in l.a. with the latest. >> reporter: tonight, parts of
california bracing for a second round of dangerous rain. in maxwell, voluntary evacuation orders under way. that community already underwater. this elementary school, flooded. with torrential downpours expected overnight. >> i have a suitcase packed. >> this is our home. to leave here, it's, what am i going to do? >> reporter: some families near fresno preparing to leave. concerned a levee nearby could break. crews there now rushing to patch a dozen holes in it, before the storm moves in. tonight, a close eye on the compromised oroville dam. the water levels receding, now giving a better view of the damage. but officials say even with more rain in the forecast, they believe the dam will hold. friday's storm, now blamed for at least five deaths in southern california, where they are now cleaning up from some extreme damage. crews repairing interstate 15 after it crumbled, taking this fire truck with it, minutes after the crew escaped. so many capping off the weekend clearing away trees brought down by high winds. and finally moving vehicles that were trapped in mud.
>> we had to dig out the cars and literally pull them out. >> reporter: and tonight, efforts to fix the road, and the sewage pipe beneath, after two cars were swallowed by this massive sinkhole. there's clearly still a lot of work left to do at that sinkhole. southern california won't get the worst of the next storm, but there is more rain in the forecast that the crews will have to work through. >> marci, thank you. let's turn to rob marciano, joining us from an unseasonably warm new york city. no complaints here, but a different story on the west coast? >> indeed, tom. no heavy coat required here. but a rain jacket is the garment of choice out west. they just issued a high wind warning for san francisco tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night.
over five inches in spots, especially in the hillside communities. road, levees, dams, all pushed to their limits. and california to texas, severe weather threat. records falling today and tomorrow. and it feels like april and may, and it will last throughout the week. tom? >> thank you. tonight, state place say a mystery man seen nearby is the main suspect in the killing of two girls. here's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: tonight, police on the hunt for that man now suspected in the murders of abby williams, 13, and liberty german, 14. the teens' deaths leaving the community shaken and scared. it all started monday. the girls going for a hike, dropped off by a relative at
this trail in delphi, indiana. about an hour later, liberty snapchats this photo of abby walking across a bridge. then, silence. neither appearing at 3:00 p.m. when they were to be picked up. their bodies found the following day, less than a mile from the trail. their families devastated by the shocking discovery. >> our minds at this stage are stirred in the deepest sorrow one can imagine. >> reporter: then wednesday, investigators releasing those photos, saying the suspect appears to be a white male, wearing blue jeans, a blue coat, and a hoodie, seen walking on the trail around the time the girls went missing. tonight, saying he is suspected of having participated in the murders. >> he's going to have some history with the trail and with the area. it's not something that someone probably traveled from a distance away. they knew the trail was there, just happened to be on it that day. >> reporter: tom, investigators remaining tight-lipped tonight,
still not saying how the girls were killed. their funerals held today. tom? >> thank you. and now to what appears to be the assassination of the brother of kim jung un. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: all it took was 2.3 seconds to deliver death. tonight, grainy airport security video obtained by a japanese tv station purportedly showing a single swift move in which one of the women sneaks up on kim jung-nam from behind and covered his face with a cloth laced with a liquid. it was poison. moments later, this image showing kim jong-nam desperately seeking help from airport security. he died minutes later on the way to the hospital. >> there's every indication based on north korea's history that this was a targeted kill. >> reporter: police say these two women are the killers, one of them in the now infamous "lol" shirt.
police say cctv video shows her tracking kim jong-nam through the kuala lumpur airport. both now under arrest. investigators say the other woman claims she thought she was part of a comedy show prank. authorities have conducted two autopsies on the man with the playboy reputation. abc news has learned he enjoyed frequenting places like this singapore girls' bar, but north korea has rejected the autopsies. there's a manhunt for four suspects in malaysia. authorities think this has many of the characteristics of a north korean purge. remember, north korea's leader, kim jong-un is accused of killing his own uncles and others. >> thank you. to iraq, and a new wave of military attacks to retake mosul from isis. u.s.-backed coalition air strikes backing the government offensive.
hundreds of vehicles zeroing in on isis positions. it's the second phase of that campaign. next to the fallen plane, ron claiborne reporting from the scene in new jersey. >> there's downed wires, appears to be a plane in the car. ron claiborne, reporting from the scene in bayonne, new jersey. >> reporter: it was a harrowingly close call. the small single-engine plane upside-down in the middle of this residential street just a few feet away from homes. >> i heard this crazy sound. ran down, looked outside and i see this white flash go by. >> reporter: chunks of twisted metal scattered. debris landing in a tree. the pilot may have been trying to land in the street, but his plane clipped a power line. the biggest piece of the plane and the pilot ended up about 100 yards down this street.
but look at this gas station, just up the road. an enormous piece of the wing ended up just about five, ten feet away from a gas pump. four parked cars, crushed. the 56-year-old pilot pulled from the remnants of his plane and taken to a nearby hospital. tonight, he's hospitalized in stable condition, said to be alert. just looking at the wreckage of the plane, it's amazing that he's even alive. tom? >> ron, thank you. next tonight to the groundbreaking spacex launch at kennedy space center. elon musk tweeting this picture, the launch making history. here's david kerley. >> 1. ignition. and lift-off. >> reporter: the flames and cloud of smoke from spacex's falcon 9 lift-off brought a legendary launchpad back to life at florida's kennedy space center. a success for billionaire spacex ceo, elon musk, who just last year suffered a second setback
when one of his rockets exploded. this morning's launch from nasa's historic launchpad 39a, where neil armstrong bid the earth farewell before his trip to the moon nearly five decades ago. >> liftoff on apollo 11. >> reporter: the pad has been deserted since 2011, after nasa launched its last shuttle mission. tonight, the space agency is calling this morning's launch a turning point. >> part of me feels exalted that the pad's coming back into use. >> reporter: and again, spacex was able to land the rocket's reusable first stage. >> landing legs are deployed. >> reporter: the dragon capsule and its payload of more than 5,000 pounds of scientific experiments, research equipment and supplies will dock with the international space station on monday. -- tuesday. david kerley, abc news. >> david, thank you. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. you've seen the video, fire whipping through the mansion in virginia.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ sfx: engine revving ♪ (silence) ♪ back now with privacy concerns over home security cameras. they've become smaller and cheaper, but also easier to hack. and your private moments could go public. but as adrienne bankert tells us, there's an easy way to avoid this invasion of privacy. >> reporter: tonight, a wake-up call for families using home surveillance cameras. they could be broadcasting your private moments 24/4.
>> we have security cameras to protect them. and i feel like i've failed. >> reporter: this mom terrified when she found out her daughter's every move was streamed online. >> people watching them dressing, sleeping, playing, it's a parent's worst nightmare. >> reporter: uncovering those live streams just takes a simple online search. we found one with a family's driveway. another catching parents and kids come and go at this boston school. here's how it works. hackers find the ip addresses of the camera online and then try to crack your password. and if you haven't changed that initial password, you're vulnerable. anybody can look up the manual and find my information. >> very often, the password is 1234. >> reporter: experts say you should change the password every few months. tom? >> thank you. when we come back, airport security chasing after a man who got all the way to the tarmac.
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finally tonight, a world war ii fighter pilot taking a trip back in time, grabbing the controls once more, and taking charge. here's john donvan. >> reporter: not exactly is this history repeating itself, but it echoes something, this 96-year-old, in this particular aircraft. once about 70 years ago, bob brocklehurst was a world war ii flyer, flying against the japanese around the aleutian islands. it was dangerous duty. >> we started off with 1,500 guys in flight school, graduated 971, and we lost about 251. >> reporter: and he was delighted when offered the chance to climb once more, with a little help. >> the first step is the toughest. >> reporter: into a world war ii vintage p-51 mustang. in the back seat this time, with volunteer pilot brian norris in the front.
>> you are amazing, you are the man. >> reporter: speaking of amazing, they rocked some maneuvers up there up at 8,000 feet. >> i had the complete controls all through that and i got to do a loop. >> reporter: a loop. that's like a big, vertical circle in the sky. bob got through it all easily. but back on earth, he wanted it known none of it was easy. back when he was a kid at war. >> i think it's important that the young people remember that there was a war and it wasn't all parades and beautiful flying in the skies. >> reporter: though this time, it did look pretty beautiful when history made a big circle back in the life of one man who was there. john donvan, abc news. >> 96 years old. incredible. we thank bob for his service and we thank you for watching. "gma" first thing in the morning, david muir right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening.
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