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here at abc7 news at 5:00. see you at 6:00. welcome to "world news tonight." tense situation. tears, questions, and outrage in the midwest after a white police officer shoots an unarmed black teen. tonight, new details about the moments before the shooting. mystery flight. malaysia flight 370, vanishing into thin air a year ago. the new report about the pilot and crew, and a problem with the locator beacon. miracle rescue. a car found by a fisherman. inside, a toddler, alive, still strapped to her car seat. and, lifesaver. one act of generosity saving six lives. how it started, and how it all came together.
good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with the death of an unarmed black teenager, shot by a white police officer in madison, wisconsin. the confrontation so familiar. the circumstances under investigation. people coming together to mourn and protest. gathering outside the home where the fatal shooting took place. we're learning more about the two faces in the confrontation. the young man and the veteran police officer. linzie janis is in madison tonight. >> reporter: this is the scene tonight, demonstrators facing off against police in the death of tony robinson. ♪ community members outraged, mourning the loss of the 19-year-old, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a police officer. >> young black men laid out, having to find some encouraging
words to suggest everything will be all right. i'm starting to feel like everything ain't going to be all right. >> reporter: dozens more hitting the streets in peaceful protests. police say they were following up on multiple complaints about tony robinson's behavior friday evening. he was under supervision after pleading guilty to being part of an armed robbery last year. >> yelling, jumping on cars. apparently tony hit one of his friends. >> reporter: officer matt kenny, the first officer to arrive on the scene, can be heard in these transmissions. before forcing his way in. >> shots fired. shots fired. >> reporter: police say they were fired after kenny came under attack by robinson. the shooting now being looked at by the state of wisconsin. community leaders now trying to bring together a divided city and help it move forward.
>> let's show love, and understand what the issues are. let's figure out how to move forward as a community and as a country. and let's just do the right thing. >> reporter: these are some of robinson's closest friends, standing face-to-face with police, demanding justice. tom? >> thank you. race very much on the minds of people in another part of the country. in selma, alabama, today, on this 50th anniversary of bloody sunday, a peaceful sunday. thousands marching over the bridge, a historic moment remembered. met by brutal force. from the church where they met 50 years ago. more on this historic weekend coming up later on the broadcast. and the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of malaysia flight 370. this mother, the face of sorrow, losing her son even harder because the plane has never been found.
on this anniversary, new details about the pilot and crew. and a new problem we're just hearing about. here's bob woodruff. >> reporter: it's been a year since flight 370 disappeared. still no signs of the 239 people onboard. today in malaysia, vigils. while here in beijing, families showing their growing frustration. continue the search, they said. give us our relatives back. more than 150 of the passengers were chinese. i was there when the families' anger was beginning to rise. out of control here. i just can't even believe this. after 12 months of searching, no real clues. just some new details in a report released yesterday. apparently the battery in the underwater locator beacon had expired more than a year before the plane vanished. so it may not have been working. as for the pilot or copilot, no indication they had any
responsibility for bringing the plane down. all that is known, at 12:41 a.m. it takes off from kuala lumpur. 239 people on board. 2:40 a.m., it's cruising, losing radar contact. no distress call is ever received. as for the search, it's cost close to $100 million. so far, only about 40% of the ocean floor they intended to cover has been completed. it's unclear how long the search will continue. >> we owe it to the families of the dead. we owe it to the traveling public to do whatever we reasonably can. >> reporter: in january, the malaysian government declared all of the passengers are dead. they say they need absolute proof before they believe it. and tom, i should let you know, at the demonstration today in beijing, the police were there just to keep everyone under their control.
>> bob, thank you. in south korea, an update on the u.s. ambassador slashed in the face. mark lippert, welcoming visitors at the hospital. the ambassador in the red hat, his left hand clearly bandaged. meanwhile, flowers and a sign to wish him a speedy recovery. in moscow five custody in the death of opposition leader boris nemtsov. still a mystery exactly who ordered the hit. his supporters suspect the government because the killing took place near the kremlin, one of the most heavily-guarded spots in the city. and new evidence of isis' growing influence. not just in the middle east. one of africa's most feared
terror groups pledging allegiance. and as the three british schoolgirls believed to have joined them in syria, more young people being stopped while trying to join. alex marquardt tonight. >> reporter: the global reach of isis growing. this weekend, the brutal nigerian terrorist group boko haram declaring allegiance. "we announce our allegiance to the caliph of the muslims." they're responsible for thousands of deaths, and the kidnapping of hundreds of school children last year. and with their pledge, they join militant groups from north africa to asia. using signature isis tactics and often the polished cinematic videos designed to terrorize and recruit. and isis' numbers are growing. young men and women flocking to join their ranks from around the world. today, australian police detaining two brothers, 16 and
17, suspected of trying to head to syria. where they failed, the three british teenage girls are believed to have succeeded. slipping through gatwick airport unchecked before crossing the border to syria. their families now accusing police of not sharing information that could have stopped them. >> if we would have known what was going on, we could have prevented it. to an extent. >> reporter: preventing more young people from joining isis is now a top priority of governments around the world. a job made more difficult with groups like boko haram and others rallying to their cause. >> a global challenge. alex, thank you. and back at home, many weighing in on hillary clinton's private e-mail accounts except hillary clinton. president obama, congressional allies, and even her husband asked for their opinion.
as one of her rivals works the crowds in iowa. david wright is there. >> reporter: today, she removed her picture from her twitter account, raising awareness of unseen women around the world. >> consider it a metaphor. >> reporter: but it's her decision to keep her e-mail off government servers that's a campaign issue. on that every-present blackberry, she kept an e-mail address. today, bill clinton was asked about it. he said, he's not the one to judge. he has an opinion, but also a bias. president obama made his opinion known to cbs news. >> our policy is to encourage transparency. >> reporter: and today on the sunday shows -- >> if this is the way she's going to run her operation, i don't think he's going to be president. >> the clintons come trailing clouds of concealment. the kind of people that could find a loophole in a stop sign. >> reporter: she got precious few points for transparency. >> i think she needs to come out and state exactly what the situation is. >> thank you for being here.
>> reporter: in cedar rapids, repbublican jeb bush spoke. >> i want to win. i want our party to win. i want conservatives to win. >> reporter: some were impressed but unconvinced. it does seem like this election could seem like a choice between yesterday and the day before yesterday. would that be a good thing? >> no, but it's a sad commentary on our politics. >> reporter: bush still hasn't officially announced for president, but he made it clear he will be back to iowa soon. and so will everyone else. tom? >> david, thank you. and a sign spring is on its way. we move the clocks forward to daylight saving time, and it's finally warming up on the eastern part of the country. some people actually wearing shorts in new york city. with temperatures in the 40s. in milwaukee, a line at the car wash, clearing away the road salt. rob marciano is here.
will the warmer weather stick around? >> well, the sun is getting stronger. that trend will continue. we're on a good track. especially with this quiet weather pattern. the jet stream has retreated north. temperatures in the 60s, in the 50s, chicago, new york, about where we should be. compared to where we've seen, it's awfully nice. >> and still a trouble spot on the map, right? >> been getting a lot of rain across texas. san antonio, austin, a lot of moisture coming off the gulf of mexico. several pieces of energy riding that southern jet stream. that will continue through tomorrow night. so, flash food watches posted, and these will probably be expanded as it pushes off through tuesday and wednesday. >> rob, thank you. and to the river rescue of a baby still alive 14 hours after an accident. tonight, she's fighting for her life. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this 18-month-old
girl may not be alive if not for a chance encounter. >> there was a fisherman that came to fish along the river, noticed a vehicle in the river, called 911. >> reporter: this is the car he saw, and when police and paramedics arrived, they discovered the driver had died. >> vehicle is submerged. still one person in the vehicle. they don't appear to be moving. >> reporter: police believe they were on their way home late friday when their car careened off the road. the crash not discovered for 14 hours. but miraculously the baby was alive when rescuers got there. surviving not just the crash but frigid temperatures. and water rushing through the car. the condition so extreme, police officers and firefighters ended up in the hospital. tonight, that baby girl is in critical but stable condition. still in the hospital, still fighting. clayton sandell, abc news, denver.
in georgia tomorrow a movie director goes on trial for a tragedy behind the scenes. he and two others charged with involuntary manslaughter. gloria rivera has the story. >> reporter: more than a year after a tragedy on these georgia tracks, a jury will decide if sarah jones' death on the set of "midnight rider" was a horrible accident or a crime. this video, capturing the final moments as the train charged toward the crew, filming on the tracks without permission. >> i heard and saw the train, and you just immediately started running. >> reporter: director randall miller and his wife and producer are charged. if convicted, they face up to 11 years in prison. the investigation revealing that csx transportation twice denied permission to shoot. miller testified in a civil suit
last year that securing permission was not his responsibility. >> that's not my job, honestly. >> do you know where anybody was before that accident? >> again, that's not my job. >> you didn't ask how many trains were coming down? did you? >> again, that's not my job. >> reporter: he has been accused in the past of reckless behavior on-set. in a joint statement with his wife, saying, we would never knowingly or intentionally put anybody's safety at risk. >> if it can be proven that it rises to the level of a criminal act, people may be going to prison. >> reporter: in the wake of sarah's death, many calling for greater safety on movie sets. her friends and family just want justice. >> the people that made poor choices that day need to be held accountable. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washington. still ahead, the gift of life. how one woman's donation to a
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nearly 300 miles to fairbanks. just to get through the opening ceremony, snow was hauled in by hundreds of trucks. and it could have been the best selfie ever for some fans of "full house." here are fans snapping pictures of the famous san francisco home made famous by the sitcom in the '80s and '90s. but there's john stamos. his caption to the picture, boy, these youngsters have 0.0 idea of what they're missing. oh, uncle jesse. and today, a huge crowd returning to selma, on that famous bridge. how they're reflecting on that day, 50 years ago.
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and the legacy they leave behind. steve osunsami in selma. >> reporter: at the church where the march began. many lined up, the church too full to take them in. the country's top law enforcement officer stepped up to the pulpit. >> we have more work to do. that our beloved community has not yet been formed. our society is not yet at a just peace. we will march on. >> reporter: eric holder preaching about the issue that led to that bloody sunday in 1965. the obstacles that keep black voters from the polls. among families we spoke with today, a vigorous discussion. sometimes the obstacles are ourselves. >> we have to educate the communities about voting. and really connect the dots in a real way. a lot of them don't get it. >> reporter: the president said it well. the people were not physically imposing, but gave courage to millions. >> they held no elected office. but they led the nation. they marched as americans that had endured hundreds of years of brutal violence.
they didn't seek special treatment. just the equal treatment promised to them almost a century before. >> reporter: congressman john lewis had his skull nearly broken. >> there's still work left to be done. get out there and push and pull until we redeem the soul of america. >> reporter: he said the weather today in selma was much better than 50 years ago. not so much of a chill in the air. steve osunsami, abc news, selma. thank you for watching. "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir will be back tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night.
next at 6:00, an east bay artist killed in a hit-and-run has police searching for the driver tonight. a spike in temperatures this weekend could give way to cooler days ahead and all eyes are on apple. less than 4,000 before the -- four hours before the company reveals its device. good evening, i'm katie marzullo. tonight, oakland police are on the lookout for a driver who crashed into a woman, killed her, and then took off running. she was walking on pine street near eight street yesterday when the driver hit her. today loved ones of celeste howell were at the scene, mourning their sudden loss. cornell bernard is live in berkeley with more. >> reporter: that family can't believe that she is gone tonight. designing
and making jewelry, some showcased at this gallery in berkeley. many are reacting to her passing tonight, asking why. >> i hope they turn themselves in and they do the right thing. i hope they're not out there hurting anyone else. >> reporter: schiliro williams is demanding justice for her sister killed saturday afternoon, by a hit-and-run driver. >> i can't major why one would do this and just leave her. >> reporter: howell was walking down pipe street when police say the driver of small car may have lost control, jumped the sidewalk, and killed her instantly. the driver left the car and ran away. >> i'm devastated. >> reporter: her long-time partner, brian mason says she always drove to work but decided to walk yesterday because the weather was nice. >> she was the most beautiful person in the world. she is practicing buddhist. weren't hurt a fly. she was taken from us too