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>> i'm cheryl jennings. >> i'm dan ashley for sandhya patel, we appreciate your time breaking news. tornadoes touching down as we come on the air. the alerts up right now. more on the way tonight. oklahoma city among the cities on the lookout. millions bracing for severe storms. also breaking, the train derailing. the massive ball of fire. the evacuations tonight. the tom brady bombshell. the super bowl champ and what the investigation now reveals. what did he know? and will there be punishment? jesse palmer standing by. the deliberate crash in the alps. tonight, the major development. did the co-pilot practice on a flight right beforehand? passengers having no idea. my interview with hugh jackman on his very real health scare. his important message here tonight. and too close for comfort. the boaters, the plane, and the plan gone wrong?
good evening. and we begin tonight with breaking news. those tornadoes touching down. millions of americans warned as we head into the evening of severe weather coming. near oklahoma city, this funnel cloud coming down from the sky. and we have live pictures tonight, coming in from cleveland county, oklahoma, you can see how ominous the sky is as we're on the air tonight. in kansas, late this afternoon, you could hear the tornado sirens up. so many homes, so many families this evening taking this threat seriously. and here's the radar. the trouble moving across several states. a very active night ahead. meteorologist rob marciano standing by with the storm track. but first, abc's ryan owens leading us off from dallas. >> we have a large multiple vortex tornado on the ground here south of lincoln. >> reporter: severe weather striking the heartland tonight. several tornadoes reported in kansas. >> we have a roof that just flew through the air here. this is a serious situation.
>> reporter: tornado sirens sounding the alarm. >> this entire storm is spinning. >> reporter: oklahoma is also in the crosshairs. >> go into your tornado shelter immediately. this is the strongest that we have seen. >> reporter: near oklahoma city streets littered with downed power lines. this building? what's left of a fire station in the small town of bridge creek, oklahoma a roof torn off this barn, siding off this hotel. the parking lot of a strip mall, flooded. this time lapse shows the storm from the top of that damaged hotel. even oklahoma city under a tornado watch tonight. >> this tornado is massive. it is easily a half-mile wide. >> reporter: a half dozen tornadoes reported across the state of texas in just the last 24 hours. >> there's a funnel. here it goes. >> it's really getting stronger. uh of-oh. >> reporter: the storms are bringing badly needed rain to thirsty texas, but flooding overwhelmed some roads near austin. a handful of drivers had to be rescued.
the threat for violent tornadoes far from over tonight. this is shaping up to be a very dangerous evening throughout the middle of the country. david? >> ryan owens leading us off. let's get right to rob now, who is tracking it all. rob, what are you watching? >> reporter: echoing that, a very dangerous situation unfolding right now. i want to get right to the radar, david. this is the storm that has a history of producing a tornado now into southwest oklahoma city. moore, oklahoma, an unfortunate history in these parts, have seen devastating tornadoes. this one could do just that over the next hour or two. it's not the only place. eight reports in three states of tornadoes already. we have three tornado watches out that go through the evening. tomorrow, we back it up a little bit to the west and stretch it a little bit to the south. large hail, strong winds and maybe tornadoes again. we're also watching the situation, southeast of florida. a better chance tonight of it developing into our first named subtropical or tropical storm of the season, heading towards the carolinas. heavier rain, rough surf and maybe some wind heading towards the weekend. david? >> and very early for that, as well. >> reporter: indeed. >> rob, thank you. to the other breaking headline tonight. that bombshell from the nfl. the super bowl champion patriots and deflategate.
an investigation finding it, quote, probable, that those footballs were deliberately deflated. also, that quarterback, tom brady was, quote, generally aware of it. you'll remember brady was asked directly at a news conference after that playoff game, are you a cheater? tonight, could there now be punishment on the way for the team and brady himself? here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: since leading his new england patriots to victory in the super bowl, quarterback tom brady has been on a social media charm offensive. >> let's go! >> reporter: video of brady cliff-diving with his family in costa rica. posting this picture last weekend, hitting the kentucky derby. tonight, he's playing defense. nfl investigators releasing a 243-page report into the deflategate scandal, saying brady was generally aware of inappropriate activities surrounding taking the air out of game balls. minutes before brady took the field for that afc championship game with the indianapolis colts, patriots employee jim
mcnally reportedly carried the gameday balls out of the official's locker room to a bathroom. a minute and 40 seconds later, he brings them to a field. a breach of gameday protocol. the balls were later found to be deflated. but perhaps most damning, according to the report, after brady allegedly complained about game balls in october, mcnally and equipment manager john jastremski discussed altering them to brady's liking months before that afc championship game. the pair engaged in a string of texts. at one point, jastremski talking about brady to mcnally. "talked to him last night. he actually brought you up and said you must have a lot of stress trying to get them done." later, mcnally calling himself "the deflator." and in the days after the scandal broke, brady, who refused to turn over his text messages to investigators, called jastremski several times. late today brady's dad coming to his defense, saying of the report "i don't have any doubt about my son's integrity, not one bit." but these revelations, likely a hard hit to the star's credibility, who claimed he did nothing wrong. >> is tom brady a cheater?
>> i don't believe so. i mean, i feel like i've always played within the rules. i would never do anything to break the rules. >> reporter: here at nfl headquarters the league says it's considering what steps to take in light of this report that took 103 days to produce. patriots owner robert kraft disputes the document, saying the time, effort and resources it took to reach this conclusion are incomprehensible. but no matter what happens, the damage to tom brady's reputation may be done. david? >> ryan, thank you. let's get right to a member of our team espn football analyst jesse palmer. jesse, always great to have you on the broadcast. as you know, our partners at espn reporting tonight that the nfl could be considering punishment here. what do you think is likely? >> well, the patriots aren't going to be stripped of their lombardi trophy as super bowl champions. i could see an incident where the patriots potentially get fined as an organization. remember they got in trouble back in 2007 because of that spygate scandal. i could see another case where tom brady might get fined, also personally and of course the two people that were exchanging the text messages i think they could potentially lose their
jobs and be scapegoats in all this. >> you bring up tom brady and you told me, sitting here before, that this does nothing to tarnish his legacy, the talent on the field speaks for itself. what do you think tonight? >> my opinion, still, one of the two greatest quarterbacks to ever play, along with joe montana. and i'll say this. if tom brady was the only person out there manipulating footballs, week in, week out, that might change my viewpoint. but david, every quarterback in the national football league who starts is aware of whether or not the footballs they play with are being tampered with. that doesn't change my opinion on tom brady at all. >> all right, jesse, our thanks to you. great to have you here. in the meantime tonight, a stunning new development, after that tragedy in the alps. investigators tonight reporting the co-pilot may have rehearsed that fatal dive on a flight right beforehand, practicing while passengers were on board. they never knew. you'll remember, u.s. authorities were concerned long before about his depression and whether he was fit to fly. right there in front of the golden gate bridge. after getting some of his flight training right here in america. abc's david kerley on the new evidence tonight. >> reporter: tonight,
investigators revealing this deadly scene, the act of a co-pilot who had suffered depression, may have been practiced earlier that same day on another flight, the first flight of the morning, from dusseldorf to barcelona. 50 minutes in, the captain leaves the cockpit for less than five minutes. we went into an airbus a-320 simulator today to demonstrate what authorities say co-pilot andreas lubitz did next. a minute after the captain left the cockpit on that earlier flight, lubitz went straight to the altitude control and took it all the way down to 100 feet. he left it there for just three seconds. but it was just the first time of two times that he took it all the way down to 100 feet. so, was he practicing what would happen on the return flight? for those on board, including the captain, the nose down change in altitude would have been subtle, not dramatic at all. >> i think what this man was probably doing was rehearsing a little bit on what he was going to do on the next leg. like somebody picking up a gun and loading and unloading it. >> reporter: french investigators tonight believe the same, saying lubitz "rehearsed his action his
intention to provoke the accident on the return flight." on that return flight from barcelona to dusseldorf, this time, when lubitz goes to the control and takes it down to 100 feet, he executes that and the aircraft starts a controlled descent down to the ground. several minutes later, that deadly crash. the united states doesn't allow a pilot to be in the cockpit alone. in light of germanwings, the rest of the world is considering a similar policy. david? >> david kerley, who covers aviation for us. david, thank you. next, to a massive oil tanker train derailing, erupting into flames, forcing evacuations tonight. the thick, dark smoke seen for miles. hazmat crewing rushing to the scene. and with u.s. oil production now booming, there is growing fears that this could happen far more often. abc's clayton sandell tonight. >> reporter: huge plumes of smoke and fire erupting into the sky. the train, over 100 cars long, loaded with crude oil, derailing, then catching fire this morning. six cars engulfed. so much smoke, residents in the
tiny town of heimdal had to be evacuated, but no one was injured. it's the eighth oil train derailment just this year. a few months ago in west virginia, another train carrying crude oil jumped the tracks. sparking this huge fireball. hundreds of families evacuating. >> i've never seen anything like this in my life. >> reporter: every day in the u.s., over 1 million barrels of crude oil travel by train, often on tracks that critics say are aging and in need of an upgrade. >> these are, in many times, going very near our homes, our schools and our businesses. >> reporter: just last week, american and canadian regulators issued tough new rules for these oil cars, including lower speed limits and requiring stronger tanks and better brakes. but david, critics say it will be years before all tanker cars are up to those new standards. in the meantime, the huge surge in u.s. oil production means more tanker cars like this in cities and neighborhoods around the country. david? >> thank you, clayton. and near new york city
tonight, and to the death of nypd officer brian moore, who died after being shot on duty. a new development here. this surveillance video showing a robbery in a shop in georgia, four years ago. 23 weapons stolen nine since turning up in new york including the one used to kill officer moore. the robbery suspects were never found. we're going to turn next here tonight to hillary clinton's run for president, and growing questions about foreign donations to her husband's foundation. bill clinton and daughter chelsea traveling overseas for the foundation, holding an event just tonight. and our team, right there in morocco at the clinton foundation summit. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight asking, where is the money coming from and who's paying? >> reporter: on the outskirts of marrakech, morocco, at a five-star luxury golf resort, the clinton foundation and its privileged guests gathering over welcome cocktails and canapes, to help the world's underprivileged. ♪ in his opening remarks today, former president bill clinton
brushed off criticism about the millions of dollars in foreign money the foundation received while his wife was secretary of state. >> i just work here, i don't know. >> reporter: now that hillary clinton is on the presidential campaign trail, far from the luxury of marrakech, the foundation says it has put limits on future foreign donations. >> there's one set of rules that's for politics in america and another set for real life. >> reporter: the new rules include no more money from morocco. but the foundation event is being hosted by a controversial government-owned morocco mining company, the ocp group, which gave $1 million. human rights groups say the company's phosphate mines in nearby western sahara promoted in corporate videos violate u.n. provisions to protect the people who live there. >> any time human rights of the population are suppressed in this type of way, it's a serious concern. >> reporter: the company denies the allegations, but it is spending lots of money to gain influence in washington, according to michael isikoff of our partner yahoo! news.
>> it spent over $1.3 million since 2012 to lobby its case before the state department and other federal agencies. >> reporter: tonight, another lavish event for the clinton foundation supporters, held in great secrecy, with no reporters allowed inside. >> no, no, no. >> and brian is with us here tonight. we've seen chelsea clinton out with her father. she's defending the foundation tonight. >> reporter: that's right. she's now taken an active role in the foundation, telling supporters the foundation continues to do good work despite all the criticisms and continuing questions about its finances, david. >> brian ross tonight. brian, thank you. next, to florida here, and to a mother and her children held hostage in their home. the mother allowed to order pizza for her children, but she used that phone app for something else, to get help. look at this. she added this comment that showed up on the receipt. "911 hostage help." here's abc's gio benitez tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a mother's quick thinking, putting hidden messages within a pizza order may just have saved her family. police say mom and her three
kids were being held hostage by by her boyfriend, ethan nickerson. at knifepoint, she couldn't call or text. but he allowed her to order a pizza for the kids. and that's when she got creative. she uses the pizza hut app on her phone, and within the order, she adds this special request -- "please help get 911 to me" and "911 hostage help." and there are those messages, right there on the receipt. >> i've never seen nothing come through like that, so, i immediately just took it serious and we called 911. >> reporter: police arriving in time to rescue mom and her kids. perhaps saving four people and leading to the arrest of the alleged hostage-taker. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> gio, thanks. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the hot cup of starbucks coffee tonight, and the new lawsuit. and we want your opinion on this. the police officer who says it's starbucks fault tonight for what happened next. new details coming in. and then, watch this.
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and finally tonight here, actor hugh jackman, who famously puts his family first. tonight, thinking about millions of other children after his own scare. tonight, hugh jackman, no movie, no blockbuster right now. instead, a far more personal script. a health scare with roots beginning as a boy. you were outdoors all the time. >> yeah, i grew up in australia. it was all outdoors. we lived in the suburbs. it was that old school, be home when it's dark, be home for dinner, you know, mom or dad yelling out from the -- "dinner time!" >> reporter: the youngest of five, keeping up with his brothers under the blazing sun. when i look back at my childhood, i never remember putting on sunscreen. i didn't even know what sunscreen was. >> never. sunscreen when we were growing up was -- i don't think my dad or mom ever brought it. the thing i remember most, the rule about being outdoors was, you weren't allowed to swim within half an hour of eating. if do that, you're going to die. you will drown. >> reporter: you're going to go under. it's not true? what is true, hugh says, despite his love of the outdoors, is how dangerous the sun can be.
1 in 5 americans will hear those two words from their doctor at some point. skin cancer. filming "x men," a makeup artist notices a speck of blood on his nose. so, you thought you had cut yourself? >> i'm clumsy. you i thought, i'm in a fight, i had hit myself, which is not unusual. and i casually mentioned this to my wife, she was like, get it checked. you got to get it checked. >> reporter: he remembers the doctor's words. >> she goes -- i don't really need to do it. i said, oh, because it's fine? she goes no because i know it's a skin cancer. i just don't know which one. i was like, what? >> reporter: there are three types. his, the most common and least dangerous. basal cell carcinoma. but it is still cancer. >> so i just grabbed my phone, picked it up literally took a photo, bang with the thing and i said i've got a basal cell carcinoma. don't be like me, wear sunscreen. >> reporter: his doctor, grateful for that message. >> sending instagrams basically to the world to warn them about the ravages of skin cancer. >> reporter: and tonight, our camera in this texas factory, where hugh jackman is helping to make affordable children's sunscreen, made in america.
pure sun defense. using cartoon characters, anything to capture young eyes, and more importantly, their skin. >> you try to put sunscreen on a kid, it's like herding cats. >> reporter: they're halfway in the water. but hugh's children now looking out for him. they see that band aid? >> of course. it worries them. and they are always saying to me, dad, sit in the shade. >> reporter: and that reminder from his own kids, now a reminder for everyone tonight. >> here we are in the sun. i've got sunscreen on. you? >> reporter: i'm going to after this. i will now. a powerful message and our thanks to hugh jackman tonight. i'm david muir. we'll see you back here tomorrow. good night. tonight thousands of people all day long how are they getting home? >> hillary clinton with her first bay area cash call. >> a woman goes public with assault allegations and now
there is a second player she claims was involved. >> an imposter, why he is suddenly packing up his north bay gym? >> here is a picture that shows a ten inch gap in an underground rail that took hours to repair. good evening i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. this was not one of bart's better days. you can see trains are going to be operating normally. you do see one of the trains and >> it took six hours to fix and held up thousands of riders.
this shows the commuters trying to get into the embarcadero station today as normal service was about to resume. do they know how the truck broke? >> they don't have an idea. based on estimate we expected a big crowd because they said it would take 5, or 6 hours to fix. taking a look inside of the station here at 5th street just moments ago looks like a normal commute. bart is running slower in other places. more crowded down the line. crowded downtown.