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o lower your risk of stroke, heart attack, or death. learn more at getrealaboutdiabetes.com tonight, the breaking news as we come on the air in the west. former president trump saying his home, mar-a-lago, has been raided by fbi agents. tonight, the news just coming in, what the former president said in a statement a short time ago. what he called an unannounced raid. and what this could all mean. jon karl standing by with late reporting. also tonight, president biden and his visit to kentucky. the devastation. what he said about climate. and what he said about his hard-fought victory, the historic bill set to be passed, from climate to bringing down prescription drug costs. tonight, what republicans blocked. a cap on some insulin costs. and what they're saying about this bill. rachel scott on the hill.
as we come on this evening, the millions of americans on alert for dangerous heat and flash flooding. boston's heat emergency tonight. five days in a row now topping 95 degrees. and the major flood concerns across several states at this hour, including kentucky again. rob marciano tracking it all. tonight, the new development after a chilling series of murders in new mexico. four muslim men targeted and killed in separate attacks in albuquerque. and what police have now released tonight. the war in ukraine. the u.s. tonight, the major new arms commitment. and what the pentagon said today about russian casualties. we had not heard this number before. and the concerns tonight about the around about the largest nuclear power plant in europe in ukraine and what's now playing out. tonight, china's newest show of force around taiwan. a record number of chinese fighter jets flying into its territory. bob woodruff is there. back here at home tonight, the urgent search for a missing 16-year-old girl.
her car missing, her phone out of service. the new development just coming in tonight about actress anne heche, hospitalized after that car crash into a home. her condition now revealed. and, of course, the tributes pouring in for singer and actress olivia newton-john. the star turned icon in "grease." a warrior known for her bravery, going public early on in her fight against breast cancer. raising millions and comforting so many. good evening and it's great to be back with all of you at home. we will get to those severe storms for several states tonight and also remember olivia newton-john, her brave public battle against cancer. but we do begin tonight with the breaking news at this hour. former president trump issuing a statement tonight, saying his home in florida, mar-a-lago, is being searched, raided, he said, by fbi agents. the former president saying they
showed up unannounced. our chief washington correspondent jonathan karl leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, a stunning development. former president donald trump saying mar-a-lago, his florida property, has been raided by the fbi. in what he called, quote, an unannounced raid on my home. federal law enforcement sources confirm to abc news that the fbi conducted the raid. the sources say the raid was related to allegations that trump illegally removed documents from the white house. in february, the national archives confirmed they had retrieved 15 boxes of presidential records from mar-a-lago that they said were improperly removed from the white house when trump left office. at the time, they said representatives for trump were continuing to search for more records that may have been improperly removed from the white house. in response to tonight's raid, trump has issued a lengthy statement. saying agents, quote, even broke into my safe. and he claimed his home is, quote, currently under siege,
raided and occupied by a large group of fbi agents. to obtain a search warrant, the fbi would have had to have presented evidence to a federal judge that they have probable cause that a crime or crimes have been committed. the fbi has declined to comment. in his statement, trump said, quote, after working and cooperating with relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. in other words, david, trump is claiming that this is all politically motivated. >> all right, jon karl leading us off tonight as we're on the air in the west with the breaking news. we'll have much more tomorrow morning on "good morning america." jon, thank you. in the meantime, we turn to the other news tonight and to president biden in kentucky, witnessing the devastation with that landmark bill on climate and reducing health care and prescription drug costs, now having passed the senate, now set to be passed in the house later this week. president biden now on the verge of a hard-fought victory. but it was that devastation in kentucky the president spoke of today and in this bill, the
largest investment ever in the u.s. to fight climate change. also in the bill, cutting the cost of prescription drugs for seniors and for the first time, medicare would be allowed to negotiate the price of drugs and to cap out of pocket expenses. on climate, the tax breaks for americans looking to buy electric cars to make their homes more energy efficient. and to pay for it, raising taxes on the highest earning corporations and lowering the deficit, too. tonight, as i mentioned, this heads to the house next. how soon it will be on the president's desk? and what republicans blocked. what would have been a cap on insulin costs for many americans. and what they're saying about this bill. rachel scott on the hill tonight. >> reporter: today, president biden surveyed the damage from the deadly and catastrophic flooding in eastern kentucky, pointing to the climate crisis. >> as you all know, we've suffered a consequence of climate change, a significant number of weather catastrophes around the nation. >> reporter: the president is on the verge of a hard-fought victory.
the inflation reduction act, which will lower the deficit and includes the largest u.s. commitment ever to fighting climate change. >> that's a big deal. it changes people's lives. it's a whole range of things that are really game-changers for ordinary folks. >> reporter: democrats tonight pushing on the changes coming for health care. for the first time, medicare will be able to negotiate the price of prescription drugs with pharmaceutical companies and cap out of pocket expenses for seniors at $2,000 a year. the bill would also lower premiums for americans buying their own health insurance. it would be paid for by increasing taxes on top corporations. and on climate, the roughly $740 billion package would help americans who are looking to buy an electric vehicle, including a $7,500 tax credit for buying certain new electric vehicles and $4,000 for purchasing used ones. plus tax breaks for americans who make their homes more energy efficient by installing solar panels. democrats say those savings will add up.
>> your electric bill will go down. it's estimated by 2023, the average new yorker will save between $730 and $1,130 a year on your electric bilks on your energy bill. >> reporter: but democrats didn't get edge they wanted and are taking aim at republicans for what they blocked. during a marathon 15-hour debate, republicans successfully blocked a $35 cap on insulin for millions. in dunwoody, georgia, teresa acosta's 13-year-old son, bauer, has type one diabetes. she says the cost of insulin can be too much to handle. >> my son can't live without insulin, so it's really important that we're able to afford for him to live, obviously, and then for his future, too. >> reporter: today, the president acknowledged it will take time for americans to feel the relief. and even democrats acknowledge, in the beginning, this will have minimal impact on inflation. senate republicans, united in opposition.
>> it's not going to reduce inflation in any meaningful way. >> reporter: and tonight, with the midterms approaching, the larger political question. the president with approval ratings at historic lows, but now with a string of recent victories. this new bill that cuts prescription costs and an historic investment in fighting climate change. the recent bipartisan bill passed to make high tech semiconductor chips in america. and last week, the killing of al qaeda leader ayman al zawahiri. but it's an open question if these victories will boost his approval ratings and democrats chances this fall. >> well, that is the question. so, let's get right to rachel scott live on the hill tonight. less than 100 days now until the midterms in november. obviously president biden eager to sign this bill, eager to get out into the country to list these accomplishments. but as you point out, the question, will it land with voters? >> reporter: yes, david, it's the question that's hanging over these midterm elections. i'm told the president wants to get out in the country and sell this bill directly to the american people. this is the legislative victory that many democrats in these tight races had been waiting for. and tonight, the president is
urging the house to pass this as quickly as possible. they are expected to take it up by the end of the week, david. >> by the end of the week. rachel scott leading us off tonight. rachel, thank you. in the meantime, now to the threat of severe storms tonight. the dangerous heat and flash flood threats for millions of americans. and take a look at these images in denver. a month's worth of rain in just hours. you can see the drivers there on i-70 taken by surprise. tonight, more than 50 million americans under heat advisories from the pacific northwest right across the country to the northeast. tonight, boston now topping 95 degrees for five days in a row now. senior meteorologist rob marciano tracking it all, he's live in norwalk, connecticut, tonight. hey, rob. >> reporter: hey, david. boston hasn't seen a heat stretch that long since 1944. portland, oregon, hit 100 degrees again. and it seems like everybody across the midsection of the country is catching a little piece of this front, triggering flash flooding, but none more than eastern kentucky. we still have flash flood warnings up for that state. moisture south of that front, but the flash flood threat will
be expanding tomorrow into wednesday across tennessee, kentucky, and the ohio river valley. that front that's not moving, well, it's going to be another hot day across parts of the northeast. tomorrow, heat advisories remain up, philadelphia, new york, into boston. tomorrow, dangerously hot conditions. cooling somewhat by wednesday or thursday, but no significant cooldown or drying out until the weekend. david? >> all right, rob marciano with us tonight. rob, thank you. we turn now to the new development from new mexico, in the murders of four muslim men, four separate attacks. tonight, police in albuquerque are now looking for a car they believe may be linked to the murders. three of those murders in just the past two weeks. and police believe the murders may be connected. and abc's alex presha is in albuquerque. >> reporter: tonight, the urgent hunt to find who is behind a string of killings in albuquerque's muslim community. the fbi assisting local law enforcement. they're focusing on a vehicle of interest. >> the vehicle is a dark silver sedan with four doors and tin ed windows. >> reporter: four muslim men killed in this community over the last nine months.
these pictures posted by the islamic center of new mexico. authorities believe the killings may all be related. the latest victim, 25-year-old naeem hussain murdered just days ago. last monday, 27-year-old muhammad afzaal hussain was gunned down. on july 26th, 41-year-old aftab hussein was found with gunshot wounds and later died. and in november, a fourth man, mohammad ahmadi, was shot and killed. the killings putting many muslims here on edge. >> people feel like members of the community are being targeted and killed, so they're scared. >> reporter: added patrol now guarding the islamic center. we met with muhammad imtiyaz. he showed us where his brother muhammad afzaal hussain was murdered, just down the street from their home. just at the end of this block, i mean, you -- you can't -- you can't escape looking at that. >> it is very painful that i can't escape looking at it. >> reporter: muhammad describing his younger brother as a rising star with dreams of serving his community. >> he told me, brother, you will
see that at one day, i will be congressman. one day, i will be a senator here. this land has potential. it is painful when you see your loved one died like this, with that brutality. it is anger and pain. >> reporter: david, tonight, that brother is asking who is responsible for his killing? another key question is motive. right now, there is a $20,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest. david? >> just a horrible thing this community is going through. alex presha tonight. alex, thank you. we turn next tonight to the war in ukraine. the major news today, the biggest commitment yet from the u.s., now promising more than $5 billion in new aid and weapons. and tonight, there are growing concerns about the largest nuclear facility in europe, of course, inside ukraine, and what's now playing out there. abc's britt clennett in ukraine tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the u.s. with its single biggest commitment yet to ukraine since the war began.
$1 billion in new military aid, including rockets for u.s.-supplied himars and an economic package worth another $4.5 billion, pushing total u.s. assistance to ukraine over $18 billion. that aid helping ukrainian forces punish moscow on the battlefield. the pentagon today for the first time releasing estimates of russian dead and wounded. >> i think it's safe to suggest that the russians have probably taken 70,000 or 80,000 casualties in less than six months. >> reporter: it comes as europe's largest nuclear power plant is caught in the crossfire. both sides blaming the other for shelling and rocket attacks on the zaporizhzhia facility in southeastern ukraine. we sat down with the head of ukraine's nuclear agency, who warns the situation is out of control, and accuses the russians of mining the site. >> they sent their trucks, the military trucks, into the turbine holes, and this is actually mining all of the plant. >> reporter: those claims unconfirmed, but russia says it has actively tried to arrange for inspectors to visit the site. the alarm spreading across the
globe. u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres adding to calls for russia to allow international inspectors access to the site. >> any attack to a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing, and i hope that those attacks will end. >> reporter: right now, radiation levels are normal, but the sensors at the plant have been damaged, making it hard to spot the dangers. david? >> britt clennett tonight. britt, thank you. tonight, to china now, ramping up its show of force around taiwan. china's military exercises around taiwan entering their sixth day. and tonight, china sending a warning. abc's bob woodruff from taiwan. >> reporter: tonight, tensions in the taiwan strait reaching their highest point in decades, as china extends military drills surrounding taiwan. the unprecedented show of force now expected to enter its sixth day in retaliation for speaker nancy pelosi's visit. china accusing the u.s. of a reckless move. saying the drills are a warning to those seeking taiwanese independence.
for days, china has fired missiles into the sea while hundreds of their war planes buzz around the island. taiwan forces report chinese jets crossing over the median line in the taiwan strait, the unofficial border with the mainland, threatening to disrupt air travel and a shipping route critical for global trade. the pentagon says it's predicted chinese response, and the situation is a manufactured crisis. >> clearly, the prc is trying to coerce taiwan. clearly, they're trying to coerce the international community. and all i'll say is, we're not going to take the bait and it's not going to work. >> reporter: president biden asked how worried he is about china's moves around taiwan. >> i'm not worried, but i'm concerned that they're moving as much as they are. but i don't think they're going to do anything more. >> reporter: david, beijing has suspended talks with the u.s. on joint efforts on drug trafficking and also climate change. secretary of state antony blinken says china should not hold these important issues
hostage and is asking china to stand down, but there is no word yet when those exercises will end. david? >> bob woodruff in taiwan tonight. thank you bob. we turn now to the tributes pouring in tonight across this country and the world. fans remembering a pop singer and actress turned icon. olivia newton-john has died. she was far more than an actress and singer, she was a fighter, who early on went public with her battle with cancer. raising millions and helping so many. ♪ you're the one that i want ♪ ♪ you are the one i want ♪ ♪ oh oh oh honey ♪ >> capturing hearts and catapulting to stardom, olivia newton-john as sandy in "grease." ♪ the one i need ♪ ♪ oh yes indeed ♪ >> the 1978 blockbuster, playing opposite john travolta as danny, becoming a movie musical beloved by families for generations. born in 1948, olivia newton-john would grow up in the uk and australia. she would dream of becoming a veterinarian, but did so well in singing contests during high school, she began touring and
eventually made her way to the u.s., appearing on "the dean martin show." ♪ the words will never show ♪ ♪ the you i've come to know ♪ >> winning four grammys over her career, selling 100 million albums. there was the early hit, "i honestly love you." ♪ i honestly love you ♪ >> but it was her role as sandy that would make her a household name and an icon. "hopelessly devoted to you." ♪ i'm hopelessly devoted to you ♪ >> "you're the one that i want." ♪ you're the one that i want ♪ ♪ you are the one i want ♪ ♪ oh oh oh honey ♪ >> and "summer night." ♪ summer heat ♪ ♪ boy and they'll meet ♪ ♪ but the summer nights ♪ >> constantly reinventing herself, two years later, in 1980, her lead role in "xanadu." ♪ they call it xanadu ♪
>> the following year, her biggest hit, "physical," ten weeks at number one. ♪ let's get physical ♪ ♪ physical ♪ ♪ i wanna get physical ♪ >> and it was while she was preparing for a concert tour in 1992 she discovered a lump and was diagnosed with breast cancer. she would be celebrated for her bravery, her honesty. one of the first stars to be so candid about battling cancer. >> say the word. you got to get used to this word. this word always freaks everybody out. it's just a word, you know? it's a word that describes a condition. as strange as it may sound, it's proudly the best thing that happened to me. >> she would go on to raise millions for cancer research and inspire others battling it, as well. >> i made a decision. i'm going to be all right. i'm going to let everyone know that i'm going to be all right and they have to decide that i'm going to be all right. and i really think, there's so much power in thought and so much power in your mind. i go with my instincts. i trust myself right now. i feel really happy. i feel -- i still feel i'm charmed, i'm here! >> tonight, her co-star and
longtime friend john travolta writing, "my dearest olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. your impact was incredible. i love you so much. we will see you down the road, and we will all be together again. yours from the first moment i saw you and forever! your danny, your john!" her husband john easterling writing, "olivia passed away peacefully at her ranch in southern california this morning, surrounded by family and friends. olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer." tonight, olivia newton-john remembered for her courageous fight, and the joy and comfort she brought to so many. no question about that. olivia newton-john was just 73. later here, how she wanted to be remembered. when we come back tonight, the urgent search for a missing 16-year-old girl, her missing car, her phone now out of service. when pain says, “it's time to go home” “i say, “not yet”. ♪ ♪
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a note before we go tonight. olivia newton-john in recent years was asked often amid her battle with cancer how she wanted to be remembered. she said, "i want to be remembered for making music that touched people. and i hope my olivia newton-john cancer research institute finds a cure for cancer, or even better, how to prevent it." she was special. thank you for watching. i'll see you right back here tomorrow night. good night
>> we just want her home. we are so scared and we miss her so much. darren: the mother's emotional appeal, her daughter missing after an outdoor party in california. investigators suspect felt like. investigators looking into the fiery crash involving an actress get a warrant. and the effort to make cash required tender. announcer: building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> if you are in california, you have to be charging us too much. dan: that is the complete manufacturing companies in california say they regularly hear. >> now there is a move to help those companies reduce their costs. good evening, i am ama daetz. dan: and i am dan ashley. efforts are underway to tackle two big issues facing us, economy and housing.
ama: they are up for a vote. anchor liz kreutz starts our coverage with a look at state efforts to support businesses in california, part of voting a better bay area. reporter: at bishop boys' club are in pittsburgh, made in california has a source of family pride for decades i am second-generation. i started -- my dad started the business in 1950. reporter: the company manufactures parts for missionary, but in the 70 years since they have been operating in the east bay, it's becoming harder and harder to stay open. >> my dad passed away a year ago. that was one of the things he would get a little misty eyed about. his side to see how much money factory has left the area. reporter: pamela now runs the company and says they are debating whether it is time to leave the state. one thing that would keep them here, the passing of a bill that would exempt and factoring companies like hers and paying sales tax on manufacturing equipment. this is the main production line