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career victories. >> i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. thanks for joining us. tonight, breaking news on several fronts. hillary clinton breaking her silence. what she now says about her e-mail. who decided what she kept and what was thrown away? expelled. the college students kicked out after that racist song caught on tape. they have until midnight to pack up. the manhunt at this hour after the kidnapping caught on tape. carrying this child away. then watch as the brother and sister chase after the suspect. breaking now. the verdict is in. did they steal this song -- ♪ hey hey hey ♪ >> -- from marvin gaye? robin thicke and pharrell hear from the jury tonight. and the miracle baby. the car in the water, 14 hours upside down in her car seat. we just heard from the hospital tonight.
good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we begin with hillary clinton, talking for the first time about her e-mails. the private account she used during her time as secretary of state. arguing she was like so many others who simply used one e-mail account out of convenience. mrs. clinton saying before the cameras, looking back, it would have been better if i'd used a second e-mail account. she said she's turned over any e-mail pertaining to work to the state department. but who decided what should be turned over? she faced a sea of reporters with many expecting mrs. clinton will run for president again, will this affect her run? abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl in the room today and asking the tough questions. >> reporter: a full week after the story broke, hillary clinton tonight finally explained why she never used government e-mail as secretary of state. it simply wasn't convenient. >> looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two e-mail accounts. i thought using one device would
be simpler, and obviously it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: a crush of reporters turned out for what was mrs. clinton's first full press conference in over two years. her responses were careful, she often looked at notes, insisting the only e-mails she deleted were purely personal. >> they had nothing to do with work. but i didn't see any reason to keep them. >> reporter: state department regulations clearly state that employees must turn over any e-mails from private accounts that relate to official business. why did you not go along with state department rules until nearly two years after you left office? >> the laws and regulations in effect when i was secretary of state allowed me to use my e-mail for work. >> reporter: why did you wait to turn those e-mails over? the rules say you have to turn them over. >> i'd be happy to have somebody talk to you about the rules. i fully complied with every rule that i was governed by. >> reporter: mrs. clinton also
insisted she never e-mailed classified information, and that the server at her home in chappaqua, new york was entirely secure. >> it had numerous safeguards. it was on property, guarded by the secret service and there were no security breaches. >> and jon karl with us now. many wanted to know who chose which e-mails to turn over to the state department. she made the case over and over again today that it's up to the government worker to decide which e-mails pertain to work at the government? >> reporter: so that's the bottom line here. hillary clinton and hillary clinton alone determined which of her e-mails to turn over to the state department. that's why a lot of people, including some of her al lilies, are saying she could turn over her whole computer server who then can determine which ones are official. chef said she is not going to do that. >> all right, jon karl great to have you here with us in new york tonight. we move on now to the university of oklahoma, where
this evening, two fraternity members have been expelled. the school saying they were leaders of the racist chant shown in this video, sparking outrage. meanwhile, all members of that fraternity moving out now. they have until midnight tonight to get their things out. abc's ryan owens in norman, oklahoma. >> reporter: two of the young men seen leading this racist chant have now been expelled from the university of oklahoma. the school's president sent this letter saying their actions create a "hostile educationing a environment for others." tonight, this man in the video has been identified as parker rice by his jesuit prep school in dallas. his friend, matt lopez, tell us he's already back in texas and will not be returning. >> he's not a racist. he's really not. he compromised his morality for the liking of his friends. >> reporter: the fraternity, sigma alpha epsilon, has been kicked off campus. frat brothers must be out of this house by midnight tonight. >> are you embarrassed? >> extremely. >> reporter: but students we spoke to say they've heard that chant on campus before. and william bruce james, one of only two black members in the history of this sae chapter,
says the punishment fits. >> i don't consider them my brothers. i don't think that they were ever deserving of the letters. >> reporter: but others are jumping to the frat's defense, including their african-american cook, who just lost the job he's had for 14 years. >> i think it's outrageous. >> reporter: and this house mother, who appeared on the local news monday night, saying she's never heard that kind of racist talk around the house. hours later, this video emerged of her posted two years earlier. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: she's repeatedly using the n-word while singing along to a rap song that used the same slur. today, she issued a statement saying she's not a racist but completely understands how the video must appear in the context of the events. the school president making clear tonight, the two students expelled may not be the last. they're still going over the video, trying to identify students including the sorority sisters seen cheering and chanting. david? >> ryan owens with us again tonight. ryan, thank you. a shakeup in ferguson, missouri, after the federal
government's scathing report on the ferguson police department in the wake of the death of michael brown. the judge who ran the city's municipal court system has resigned. the state replacing him with someone who will make, quote, needed reforms. last week's report found that ferguson used the police to generate millions of dollars in fines. a disproportionate amount were imposed on african-americans. and the new development tonight after a story we reported on last night here. a manager at a v.a. hospital in indianapolis now removed from her job after sending an e-mail apparently mocking the very veterans she and her team were supposed to be helping. robin paul is on administrative leave, pending an investigation. in december, she allegedly sent her staff pictures of a toy elf pleading for anxiety medicine and apparently hanging himself. the hospital director called the e-mail totally unacceptable. to the boston bombing trial. last night here we showed you video jurors saw. dzhokhar tsarnaev walking into this supermarket to buy milk, shortly after those deadly bombs
went off. tonight, what those jurors were shown today from inside the boat where the surviving brother was captured. a blood-stained note scrawled on the side of the boat. abc's tom llamas in boston with the chilling message. >> reporter: in court today, dzhokhar tsarnaev forced to relive the moment when a police helicopter's infrared camera showed him trapped, hiding out in a boat, bleeding. prosecutors showing jurors these pictures of the bullet-riddled, blood-streaked panels from inside that boat, where tsarnaev allegedly wrote what sounds like an epitaph. "the u.s. government is killing our innocent civilians," scrawled in pencil, surprisingly neat. and "we muslims are one body. you hurt one, you hurt us all." and then this key statement, though missing words because of a bullet hole. a possible confession. "now, i don't like killing innocent people. it is forbidden in islam but due to -- it is allowed." prosecutors argue those words bolster their argument.
tsarnaev was a committed terrorist. yesterday, they let pictures tell the story, showing jurors this surveillance video. we highlighted it so you can see tsarnaev planting himself in the crowd, then planting his bomb by dropping his backpack. after the first blast, he walks away. then his bomb goes off. prosecutors then showing this clip of tsarnaev buying a half gallon of milk just 20 minutes after killing two people, including an 8-year-old boy. david, and today, the judge abruptly ended court so he could examine that boat. tsarnaev's lawyers want jurors to see it up close. the thinking? they'll see all the bullet holes and have sympathy on tsarnaev to spare him the death penalty. david? >> tom llamas in boston tonight. tom, thank you. we turn now to the extreme weather, and the new dangers tonight. falling ice and flooding. and with this big warmup coast to coast, heavy rain and flood watches from the gulf all the way up through the ohio valley. and after so much snow, take a look at this. time lapse from wisconsin, showing the grass reappearing as the snow mets.
the snow melts. but there is a new concern tonight. chunks of meting ice slamming into cars, causing major damage. abc chief meteorologist ginger zee is on cape cod tonight, where she's discovered something else. ginger? >> reporter: david, tonight, the beaches of cape cod look more like the arctic. and, yes, as beautiful as it is to spring into spring, it can be dangerous, too. shattering into early spring, a sheet of ice eight inches thick sliding off the roof of this home, demolishing the windshield of a parked car. behemoth chunks of ice falling off buildings, smashing through cars. the march sun, busting through the snowy shell of what was a hard winter. that epic 100-plus inches is now only a dirty foot or so around boston. further south in kentucky, after that heavy march snow a drenching rain flooding streets in louisville. back on cape cod, those chunks of ice taller than most people are melting, too. the temperatures today reached the upper 40s and low 50s.
so yes, the icebergs are shrinking, and spring means more than just snow and ice. it means flooding. there are flash flood alerts from louisiana and kentucky and west virginia. two to four inches of rain on top of that really wet soil, going to be a problem. now, many of us boasting above average temperatures coast to coast. but look at rapid city, south dakota, tomorrow, 25 degrees above average. and we're now talking 19.3%, that that is percent of our nation covered in snow. it is the least 2k5i6d, we'vedavid, we've seen since mid-december. >> all right, ginger zee with us tonight. we'll be watching you on "gma" in the morning. in new york tonight, a suspect in custody, accused of injuring three pilots with a laser. police say dangerous beams were aimed right into the cockpit of four separate aircraft over laguardia airport and a police helicopter. three pilots sustaining eye injuries. investigators tracking the laser right to the suspect's apartment, where they found a laser device on his refrej traitor. tonight, he denies the charges. in north carolina this evening, traffic is moving again
on the tracks where a passenger train collided with a truck. but there are new questions and a new view this evening of that moment of impact. look at the blue there. that's the tarp on the truck, clearly lodged on the tracks. the red lights showing a train is coming and then that collision. well tonight, the questions over a call that was never made. would it have made a difference? abc's david kerley reporting from the scene again tonight. >> reporter: from one side of the crossing, the crash. and the horror as seen from the other side. >> oh my god! oh my god! >> reporter: more than 60 hurt. only one still hospitalized. tonight, the two derailed amtrak cars and the engine removed. the tracks reopened. and a happy reunion. a dad hugs his daughter who walked away unhurt. despite this crash, the one in california invowel vlveing a truck and a new york commuter train hitting an suv in just the past several years, there is no common denominator. just drivers who couldn't get off the rails. in fact, there are six incidents a day on american rail crossings.
2,000 a year. but could the train in north carolina yesterday have been warned? >> i thought, oh, those are train tracks. i hope a train doesn't come. and about that time is when it came around the corner. >> reporter: the truck, carrying a long prefabricated structure, was being escorted by a state trooper from the state highway patrol. and that truck was covering the tracks for between five and eight minutes. but there is a sign here that says, if you have a problem, call this number in case of an in emergency. there's no indication anyone called that toll free number. tonight, the state highway patrol says it is investigating. david kerley, abc news, halifax, north carolina. >> david kerley, thank you again tonight. and now to that breaking headline late today. a verdict tonight in the "blurred lines" case. a jury deciding the case in favor of marvin gaye's children and awarding them $7.3 million, saying robin thicke and pharrell borrowed from that song. the stakes in this landmark case could be even higher and here tonight, abc's linsey davis.
♪ blurred lines ♪ >> reporter: in the case of the smash hit, "blurred lines," the lines blurred no more. >> i'm so filled with emotion right now that it's hard to get the words out. but this was a miracle. >> reporter: this afternoon, a jury ruling against pharrell williams and robin thicke, finding they copied a marvin gaye classic. see if you hear any similarities. first "blurred lines," then gaye's "got to give it up." ♪ hey hey hey ♪ ♪ >> reporter: on the stand, singer robin thicke, seen here outside the california court, reiterated his admiration for gaye's music in this vh1 interview. >> one of my favorite songs of all time was marvin gaye's "got to give it up." and so we tried, you know, to get a little groove like that going. >> reporter: jurors heard gaye's song played off sheet music to compare the beat, and apparently it struck a chord. they're now awarding gaye's family a portion of "blurred
lines" nearly $17 million profit. legal analysts say this verdict sends a loud message to the music industry. >> i think this is going to lead any musician who's been inspired by another song to think twice, because this is a big legal ruling. >> all right, linsey is with us now. and so the big question is, what's next here? >> reporter: yes, the attorney for the gaye family says the family now has the right to ask the court to prohibit future sales of "blurred lines." a spokesperson for pharrell says this set as horrible precedent for music and he and thicke are weighing their options. >> linsey davis here with us tonight. thank you, as always. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. and take a look at this. the kidnapping caught on camera and the manhunt tonight. you can see the man running away with the toddler. the sister and brother chasing after him. the search is on tonight. also, the deadly helicopter collision caught on tape in midair. the images of the olympic stars killed while taping a reality tv show. and tonight, much of this country rooting for the miracle
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next tonight, to washington state, where a toddler was grabbed out of a stroller in broad daylight. surveillance video showing the man running away. the boy in his arms. his younger brother and sister chasing after them. abc's neal karlinsky on the rescue and now the search tonight. >> a man grabbed about a 2-year-old baby child and was running with it and the little kids started screaming. >> reporter: you're watching the terrifying video of a kidnapping in progress. a man running with a toddler he'd just snatched. seconds later, you can see the toddler's sister chasing him and right behind, her brother with the now empty stroller. >> and we got the baby. >> okay. >> he's okay. >> reporter: tonight, 22-month-old owen wright is safe
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a car upside down it had been there for hours. officers rushed to the scene. they were not expecting any survivors. >> i said, was i the only one that was hearing this thinking that i was hearing things. and when i talked to the other officers we had all heard the same thing. a voice saying "help us, help me." >> reporter: they heard a voice. tonight, still unsure who it was. inside the car, a young mother. 25-year-old jennifer groesbeck who would not survive. at first, they did not know there was someone else. >> we were able to flip that vehicle up onto its side. that's when i noticed that there was a baby in the backseat. >> reporter: little lily, just 18 months old. upside down, hanging from her car seat for 14 hours. just above the water. >> the thing i remember the most is that baby coming out and its eyes were just fluttering. >> reporter: lily was rushed to the hospital. if not for that fisherman, those officers, who knows what would have happened to lily. tonight, the hospital telling us she's now been upgraepd
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san francisco 49ers. an expert analysis of a team in transition. >> why uber is hoping to put a million women in the driver's seat. >> east bay mud is sounding the alarm on the california drought. the worst outlook in 40 years. and for customers the news only gets worse. we know it is bad but tonight east bay mud is making it clear how bad it is. east bay mud serves customers from richmond to san ramone but the water supply hasn't been this mad since the late 1970s. laura, a crack down could be coming. >> that is right dan. a drought surcharge likely to
become a reality. >> it is as bad as it looks. >> water storage levels are going to rival when we saw in the 1977 drought. >> the key reservoir is 90% full, only because the district is holding water there only because the district is holding it there instead of sending it to other reservoirs. >> our current storage is only 418,000 acre feet. we're 70% of average.