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twitter, facebook on all of y this is "world news." tonight, the mid-air outburst caught on camera, the out-of-control passenger and the struggle on board. why is this happening more often and what can be done to stop it? tinder box. as thousands of iraqis sign up to fight an army of jihadists, iran is now reportedly sending in its soldiers, and an american warship is on the way. will we now cooperate with our enemy to keep the country we invaded from tearing itself apart? on the move, the dangerous mosquito-bourne virus with no known cure spreading in america tonight. how is it getting here and how can it be stopped? field of dreams. a return to that farm in iowa and a movie about a son looking for peace with his missing father. >> if you build it, they will come.
>> tonight the star is there again sharing an emotional father's day message with his own children. good evening. david is off tonight. i'm dan harris. it has happened again, another unruly passenger forcing a packed flight to land. this time it was all caught on camera. you can see it right there, a man losing it for reasons that are not yet clear as we go on the air tonight. the flight had just taken off from new york's jfk on its way to las vegas, but the pilot quickly diverted. abc's linzie janis tonight on the growing number of unruly fliers and what can be done about it. >> reporter: a chaotic moment aboard this jet blue plane, an agitated passenger shouting and then appearing to lunge at this man who needed help to cuff him. listen again. you can hear the passenger's
daughter pleading with him to stop. >> dad, dad, stop it! dad, stop it! >> reporter: jet blue says the captain diverted the plane to detroit out of an abundance of caution. passengers were forced to sit on the tarmac for two hours before taking off for las vegas. it's not clear what provoked the passenger but abc news has learned he was taken by authorities in detroit to a local hospital. incidents like this one have soared to more than 8,200 last year up from more than 5,200 the year before. this flight had to make an emergency landing in atlanta. and this drunk passenger was so violent, fellow passengers duct taped him to his seat. a veteran flight attendant told our steve osunsami stress is pushing some passengers over the edge. >> i think because the flights are so full nowadays, that really gets people worked up.
and getting through security, the fees that are involved with checking baggage and the hidden fees i think leads to people being a little bit more on edge when they fly nowadays. >> reporter: an airline trade association is now encouraging airlines to go after problem passengers for the cost of these disruptions. as much as $200,000 for diverted flights. we just spoke to a passenger on that jet blue flight. she told us the agitated man had been yelling and arguing with family members, at one point standing up and banging on the seats in front of him. dan, another scary in-flight incident for everybody on board. >> sounds like a nightmare. linzie janis, thank you, reporting from jfk tonight. we switch gears now to iraq which took several dangerous new steps today toward the abyss. the blood thirsty band of fundamentalists believed to have captured another small town, while neighboring iran has reportedly sent in two thousand
of its troops. a u.s. aircraft carrier arrived in the persian gulf, as president obama weighs military intervention. it is a tinder box, and abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is on the ground in iraq. >> reporter: these are good days for the jihadists in iraq. while the momentum of their lightning advance has slowed, it has not stopped, and they celebrate here in a video they posted online that can't be independently verified. but isis is coming, as the fighters of the islamic state of iraq and syria are known, and baghdad is bracing for attack. heavy security has been deployed throughout the capital. and another sign of the tense times here? young men taking up arms, keen for battle. but these are shia volunteers. they form one piece of iraq's shattered mosaic of community. shia dominate the south, sunni the west and center, kurds the north.
the isis forces are mostly sunni. they hate the shia-dominated government in baghdad which is backed by iran and syria. so the fight against isis is becoming a sectarian civil war that could split the country and drag the u.s. into a strange cooperation with sworn enemies in tehran, all to save iraq. for many, their home, their country, is already lost. u.n. officials visited a new refugee camp today. hundreds of thousands have nowhere to go. >> they need tents, electricity, clean water, food, health. these are the basic things that for this period of time they need. >> reporter: tonight there are reports that those iranian troops have already arrived here to join the fight, about 2,000 of them. with the u.s. warships streaming into the persian gulf and president obama weighing his options, the crises here in iraq is spreading rapidly. dan?
>> terry moran in iraq tonight. terry, thank you. >> after all the money we spent and all the lives we lost in iraq, this current situation is maddening for so many americans and perhaps most of all the servicemen and women who shed their blood and saw their friends die during the war and are watching their hard-fought gains evaporate. abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny tonight. >> reporter: at a flag day celebration on the national mall today, americans are watching iraq with a wary eye, the toll of more than a decade of war still haunting. >> we should have never been there in the first place. >> if we have a choice to either do nothing or to, again, put americans' lives at risk, i'd rather do nothing. >> reporter: but tonight, the white house is on high alert. pentagon officials tell abc news they're drawing up contingency plans to evacuate or protect some 5,000 american contractors in iraq. president obama who is intent on
building a legacy of ending wars, is faced with the possibility of a new military engagement. he's ruled out ground forces. >> we will not be sending u.s. troops back into combat in iraq. >> reporter: but other options are on the table, including air strikes and drone attacks. the fallout from the last iraq war is seared into america's memory with u.s. forces on the ground from 2003 to 2011, more than 4,400 dead, more than 32,000 wounded. the estimated u.s. costs, $2.2 trillion and counting. iraq's implosion has revived a fierce political debate. republicans blame the president. >> unfortunately, our worst fears have been realized. >> reporter: the white house is pushing back against those who say the administration hasn't acted quickly enough. one official tells me tonight, we're purposely not rushing to war here. dan? >> tough choices for the administration tonight. jeff zeleny, thank you. there's another crises brewing in that region tonight.
palestinian militants are suspected of kidnapping three teenagers, one of them an american citizen. israeli soldiers are searching the west bank where they disappeared while hitchhiking from their school. palestinian officials say they're assisting. israel's prime minister says he holds the palestinian government responsible here. confusing matters even further, several different groups have claimed responsibility. we have news tonight from another hot spot, ukraine. today the deadliest incident yet. pro-russian separatists shot down a ukrainian military plane killing all 49 crew members and troops on board. this attack sparked outrage and protests outside of russia's embassy in kiev, demonstrators overturning cars there. back here at home, a new health alert, a virus for which there is no cure and no treatment, has arrived on our shores. this bug is carried by mosquitos, and abc's susan saulny tells us the signs and symptoms we should be on the lookout for.
>> reporter: health officials on high alert tonight as several new cases of a mosquito transmitted virus is confirmed, causing fever, headache, muscle pain, rashes and possibly severe joint pain. >> boy, is it painful. you know in the afrikaans language it means bent over with pain. >> reporter: the virus is transmitted when a mosquito bites an infected person and that mosquito bites someone else. symptoms begin three to seven days after a person is bitten and usually lasts for one week. officials say there's no known cure or treatment. little is known about the virus in the united states and for the first time being reported in the northeast with two cases now confirmed in rhode island. that brings the total to 41 cases in at least six states, including nebraska, north carolina, and tennessee. the hardest it, florida. american officials issuing health traveling advisories to the caribbean. more than a dozen countries are dealing with an outbreak, an estimated 100,000 cases. both people newly infected in
rhode island had recently returned from the dominican republic. here in the u.s., more suspected cases are under investigation, raising questions about the risk of an outbreak this summer. >> the chance that this will be a nationwide outbreak is very small to nonexistent but little focal areas of infection and transmission, yes. >> reporter: now, health officials say prevention is the best protection. put screens on windows and doors, wear insect repellant when outside and when possible, eliminate standing water. it's a breeding ground for mosquitos. dan? >> susan saulny reporting, thank you. next to the severe storms battering parts of america this weekend. we kick it off with the storms in the northeast. this is the ominous sky over brooklyn overnight and it came with drenching rains that triggered flash floods and closed roads like here in central pennsylvania. meanwhile in texas, severe winds knocked rail cars off the tracks and twisted silos into a mangled mess.
texas is in the cross hairs tonight. meteorologist stephanie roberts from our sarah soet ta station is here with the forecast. tell us about the severe threat tonight. >> i think we're already going to see the flooding rains become more of a problem. a new flash flood watch has been issued that's going to include minneapolis. we've seen this severe thunderstorm watch include denver. that severe risk moves to the east and is going to include chicago on sunday. dan, the difference tonight is we don't think things are going to wind down overnight. people need to keep their guard up through the overnight hours. >> we're heading into a nervous night in much of america. let's talk about father's day. a lot of people keyed into that. what are we looking for? >> great on the coast for golf, fishing, dad will be in great shape. we're still going to have that severe storm risk in the middle of the country. the rain chance stretches from minneapolis to dallas and still cool and damp in the northwest. >> meteorologist stephanie roberts, thank you. and now we head to brazil where people from all over the planet have gathered for the world cup, the soccer event that happens just once every four
years. the games have produced some extraordinary moments as well as some epic partying. abc's paula faris is right in the middle of it all reporting from rio. paula, good evening. >> reporter: dan, there is growing excitement here in brazil, the games under way. we reached a fever pitch last night. the most stunning moment and stunning play, the champs brought to their knees suffering the worst loss for a defending champion in world cup history. holland's robin van persie humiliating spain, with the longest header in world cup history, 17 yards. so popular memes with the so-called flying dutchman, rippling across the internet. these are the moments that make soccer. >> in slow motion it becomes a soccer ballet. >> reporter: the most popular sport in the world.
from pele's bicycle kick to landon donovan's game winner for the united states. here in brazil the normally congested streets are empty come game time. and take a listen. cities come alive when their team scores. the sport that's played on playgrounds and in alleys, american fans are watching, gathering in watering holes from new york to l.a. >> it grows with each world cup. so long as the americans stay competitive, i think it's going to be a lot bigger here. >> the state of u.s. soccer is -- >> exciting. >> why do you say that? >> because it's just growing throughout the entire country. >> reporter: if you're wondering just how passionate americans are about soccer, right now its popularity is growing faster than any sport in the united states. team usa faces ghana on monday. dan? >> looking forward to that. paula, thank you. you can catch sunday's action right here on abc starting at
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>> if you build it, they will come. >> reporter: field of dreams is the story of one man's crazy idea to build a baseball diamond in his corn field, inspired by that mysterious voice. his character builds it even though he doesn't understand why. >> am i completely nuts? it's pretty, isn't it? >> reporter: and soon, the ghosts of baseball players past come. this weekend thousands of people came to see the field and feel the magic. >> everything that comes with the movie is just amazing. >> it's my father. >> reporter: but field of dreams is more than a baseball movie. it's about a father and son reconciling. >> the movie does feel with that biblical thing of men and their sons maybe not getting along. you don't want to go through life and wish you had played catch.
that's the metaphor, playing catch. >> hey, dad? you want to catch? >> i'd like that. >> reporter: a metaphor for this father's day weekend, a dad, his kids bonding over a gently tossed baseball on a field of dreams. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> great story. ron claiborne and i will see you first thing in the morning on "gma," and david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. thanks for watching. have a great night.
and we'll join hundreds of soccer fans patched in to watch the world cup. which made some happy and some sad. news at 6:00 starts right now. >> the kgo broadcast center. . good evening. tonight a young girl lost while camping deep in the north face forest was safe. she's was found two and a half miles from her camp site. our reporter is live from the park with details from her
return. cornell. >> indicatedy. he's back with her family. her dad said the first thing she wanted to do is sleep. she just wants to thank everyone who helped find her. >> 9-year-old ida rothchild was smiling and safe today. she had a question for her dad. what is all of the fuss. >> robby can't say enough about the full-scale search to locate his 9-year-old daughter, ida. >> it's been a life-changing difficult experience. >> he said he and his wife turned their back and ida wantedered away from the camp site and got lost. two cyclists spotted her this morning. >> they were riding two and a half miles away from our locate
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