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right? we hope. >> hope not. >> world news is cop breaking news tonight. we're on the scene. a deadly shooting at a greyhound bus station late today. several people shot, a state trooper among them. also breaking, the severe weather hitting right now. tornadoes touching down already. the pounding hail, blinding rain. that whole system moving east. the firestorm growing tonight after what donald trump said about abortion, women and punishment. and tonight, trump's surprise meeting in washington with the head of the republican party. the reserve deputy who said he used his gun by accident, that he thought it was his taser. tonight, the new video here, and what it might reveal. the horrific moment. the massive collapse. the overpass crashing down on drivers and people below. the urgent rescue effort. and made in america is back tonight. the simple thing sold in your front yard, landing someone a major deal.
good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and we begin tonight with the terrifying scene that played out late today for commuters at a greyhound bus station in richmond, virginia. a chaotic and deadly scene. an active shooter at the station, shortly before 3:00 p.m. tonight, we've learned officers with the virginia state police were reportedly there for some sort of exercise. they approached the man, authorities say he then opened fire. frightened passengers caught in the middle, rushed away. one state trooper among several people who were shot and wounded. and abc's david kerley leads us off from the scene. >> reporter: officers moving innocent bystanders away, moments after the chaotic shooting. it was just before 3:00. >> this man was like, get down, get down. threw me to the ground. he was like, crawl, crawl. >> reporter: virginia state police reportedly in the midst of an exercise at that richmond greyhound bus station when a trooper encounters the suspect,
right inside the door. >> while he was talking to the individual, the individual pulled out a gun and shot the trooper. >> all units, be advised. we have an active shooting. >> reporter: two other troopers returned the gunman's fire. passengers fleeing the terminal, as ambulance crews arrive at the still chaotic scene. >> greyhound terminal, multiple victims, this is going to be a mass casualty working incident. >> reporter: the trooper who approached the gunman was shot at close range and is in critical condition. two civilians suffered gunshot wounds said not to be life threatening. the suspect was killed. >> shooter is down. scene is secured. >> reporter: as the s.w.a.t. team stood down, virginia police officials would not be specific about what kind of exercise the officers were conducting this afternoon at that bus station before the shooting. and those police officers are still here, still in the middle of their investigation here at the bus station. there is no indication that this was anything more than a crime. no link to terrorism. and, david, this afternoon, a couple of hours ago, the family of that trooper was being moved
to the hospital to be with him. >> david kerley leading us off from richmond tonight. david, thank you. we're going to turn next here to the severe weather threat at this hour. already tonight, reported tornadoes from the same system, damaging hail and this evening, 34 million americans are bracing for more extreme weather. from the gulf coast all the way up through the midwest. this system then moving to the east coast. hail battering iowa. the pictures coming in. and four confirmed tornadoes in the past 24 hours. this one in oklahoma. ginger zee is standing by, but first, abc's steve osunsami in arkansas. >> reporter: it's getting dark on millions of families in the southeast who'll need watch out for possibly deadly storms tonight. that hail in arkansas is mother's nature's warning. the rain that won't quit trapped drivers in what looked like raging rivers near little rock. this is the moment when firefighters rescued three people who were holding onto a tree for dear life. >> it's moving east-northeast. >> reporter: a number of families north of tulsa tonight are homeless.
the weather service is now blaming at least two tornadoes in northeastern oklahoma that smashed homes and knocked down power poles. >> there's the debris off of some roofs. i hope people are taking cover. >> reporter: abc's phillip mena is at a church where, during the storm, they were praying for salvation. >> well, it's amazing that the lord delivered us from this. >> reporter: passengers on an american airlines flight from dallas to memphis thought they were going meet their maker when the plane ran into severe weather. >> we had some severe turbulence. an aircraft had to divert. >> reporter: a drink cart went flying and hurt two flight attendants. >> this guy behind me, he's saying, are we going down, are we going down? and he goes, i got kids. i said, sir, i said, i promise you, this aircraft is 100% safe, and everything is fine. >> reporter: here's something else we're seeing -- roads like this one that have been washed away. you could fit a truck in here, and with more rain coming, more of this is much more likely. david? >> all right, steve, thanks very much.
let's get to chief meteorologist ginger zee now with the trouble spot at this hour, and then it all moves east. >> reporter: moves east and moves east slowly. that's going to be key in this. let's take it straight to the maps, david. severe thunderstorm watches from central louisiana up through south-central kentucky. tornado watch for most of the state of mississippi. and i've seen really intense pictures of hail and damaging wind already. a lot of it, nearly 60 reports going on, have been damaging wind. look at atlanta, 4:00 a.m., busting through there. there will at least be the lightning, the damaging winds possible. and then, tomorrow, the atmosphere re-energizes. more severe storms possible from florida panhandle up through north carolina, and you just heard steve say it, flash flooding a potential, especially in the area highlighted there in yellow. >> all right, watching it all. we'll see you in the morning on "gma." now, to major developments in the race for the white house tonight. amid outrage over what donald trump said about women, abortion and punishment. trump now making a surprise trip to washington. today, meeting with leaders of the republican party. afterwards, saying he will be able to unite the party. but tonight, trump is taking
heat from all sides after what he said, and then, his reversal just hours later. abc's cecilia vega was outside that meeting in washington. >> reporter: a wave and a thumb's up tonight from donald trump. the gop front-runner on capitol hill paying a visit to the rnc, trying to make nice with the very party leaders he has so very publicly battled. >> it was a very good meeting. they're very good people, very -- actually a terrific meeting, i think, and it is really a unity meeting. >> reporter: all smiles today, but the billionaire businessman now at the center of a political firestorm after his comments on abortion. trump saying he wants to ban abortion and would punish women who get the procedure. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principal? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah, there has to be some form. >> ten cents, ten years, what? >> i don't know, that i don't know. that i don't know. >> well, why not? >> i don't know. because -- >> you take positions on everything else. >> frankly -- i do take positions on everything else. it's a very complicated position. >> reporter: and for the man who gets her pregnant? >> is he responsible under the law for these abortions?
>> ah -- >> or is he not responsible for an abortion decision? >> it hasn't -- it hasn't -- different feelings. different people. i would say no. >> reporter: but trump's about-face swift, reversing himself within hours, saying women are actually victims, that it's really the doctors who should be punished. the backlash, fierce. from hillary clinton -- >> donald trump is showing us exactly who he is, and we should believe him. >> reporter: -- to anti-abortion groups and his republican rivals. >> being pro-life is not only about defending the unborn children, it is also about defending the mothers. >> reporter: ohio governor john kasich on "gma" asked about his recent comments at trump is not ready for the oval office. >> you know what it is with donald, it's just a stream of consciousness, but robin, we're dealing in such a serious time. you can't operate like this. you're going to be president of the united states. people around the world must be having a field day. >> reporter: the controversy comes as trump struggles to win over women. nearly 3 out of 4 female voters
have an unfavorable opinion of him. and for republican women, that number skyrocketing, up 25 points in just a matter of months. democrats are salivating after the possibilities. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> reporter: this new ad, paid for by planned parenthood and a pro-hillary clinton super-pac, already online, using trump's own words against him. >> and cecilia with us live from washington. cecilia, you've learned this meeting wasn't a response to this abortion controversy, was planned beforehand? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, david. it seems to be set several days ago, well before this abortion controversy broke. and look. despite what has been a contentious relationship, donald trump seems very pleased with what happened here, and even the rnc is saying tonight that this was an extremely friendly meeting. david? >> all right, cecilia, thank you. trump also meeting today with his foreign policy team in washington, amid controversy there, too, over comments he made about nuclear weapons, and whether he would use them in europe, if needed.
abc's senior national correspondent jim avila and his question tonight for the white house. their reaction making headlines, too. >> reporter: donald trump hustling into his soon to open d.c. hotel today, to meet privately with foreign policy advisers, after a string of explosive comments about nuclear weapons. >> can you tell the middle east we're not using a nuclear weapon on anybody? >> i would never say that. i would never take any of my cards off the table. >> how about europe? we won't use it in europe? >> i'm not going to take it off the table. >> reporter: and tonight, the white house blasting trump's suggestion that south korea and japan might have to develop their own nuclear arsenals. >> frankly, it would be catastrophic, were the united states to shift its position and indicate that we support somehow the proliferation of nuclear weapons to additional countries. >> reporter: trump also faces sharp criticism for dodging a question about whether he would use nuclear weapons against isis. listen to how he tries to change the subject. >> would you use a battlefield nuclear weapon to take out isis?
>> i don't want to use -- i don't want to start the process of nuclear. remember, one thing that everybody has said, i'm a counterpuncher. rubio hit me. bush hit me. >> this is about isis. you would not use -- >> by the way, can i -- >> -- a tactical nuclear weapon against isis? >> i'll tell you one thing, this is a very good looking group of people. could i just go around, so i know who the hell i'm talking to? >> reporter: david, trump never did answer the question, and he tried to frame his statements as negotiation tactics. the white house, however, frames it as dangerous. david? >> jim avila at the white house tonight. jim, thank you. and now, to the democrats this evening. wisconsin next, and then the new york primary. hillary clinton battling to hold onto her lead in new york, where she was senator, and where bernie sanders is from. greenpeace tonight, posting video of hillary clinton's appearance at suny purchase in west chester county. her fiery response after being asked if she will pledge not to take money from the fossil fuel industry. >> will you act on your words to reject fossil fuel money in your campaign? >> i do not -- i have money from people who work for fossil fuel
companies. i am so sick -- i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> tonight, the sanders campaign firing back, saying clinton has taken contributions from lobbyists for the fossil fuel industry. we turn overseas tonight, and to india. the desperate hunt for survivors at this hour after an overpass under construction collapsed in calcutta. a surveillance camera catching the cars waiting to pass there. and then, the road above crashing down on them. from above, the stunning view of the destruction, and the frantic scramble afterward. at least 21 people dead. more than 100 still unaccounted for at this hour. and from belgium tonight, that most wanted man arrested after the terror attacks in paris, reportedly wants to cooperate now with the investigation. salah abdeslam is suspected in those attacks that killed 130 people back in november. and arrested in brussels just days before that city was attacked. tonight, he has been cleared for transfer to france. his lawyer says he is willing to talk.
back here at home, and to a new development tonight in the case of an oklahoma reserve deputy, who shot and killed a suspect. he said he thought his gun was his taser. he now faces trial. tonight, new video of that reserve deputy, and what it might show. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: a raid on a suspected drug house. >> what'd i do? >> everything. >> reporter: in police body camera video obtained by "the frontier news," you can see former tulsa county reserve deputy robert bates, as he talks to the handcuffed suspect, he is shushed by a fellow deputy. >> what are you moaning about? what's hurting? >> huh? >> what's hurting? >> stop. stop. >> reporter: at this point, bates appears to have drawn both his taser and his handgun. significant, because just three weeks later -- >> stop, stop, stop. stop right there. >> reporter: -- bates would shoot and kill 44-year-old eric harris during an undercover sting. [ gunshot ] >> oh, i shot him. i'm sorry. >> oh, god. oh, he shot me.
>> reporter: bates says he confused his gun and his taser. >> first and foremost, let me apologize to the family of eric harris. >> reporter: attorneys for the harris family say bates, a wealthy local businessman, was too cozy with the former sheriff, stanley glanz, lacked required training, and that this latest video proves he should never have been serving alongside sworn cops. >> it's completely unnecessary for mr. bates to be wielding a taser, let alone a handgun. >> reporter: today, the former sheriff glanz could not be reached for comment. next month, bates goes on trial for manslaughter. he's pleaded not guilty. david? >> clayton, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the well-known governor under pressure to resign tonight. the woman who already has, after sexually charged conversations were recorded. you will hear the audio right here. also, skyfall. part of a 767 plummeting to the ground over america, landing at someone's front door there. the pictures coming up. the u.s. women's soccer team, making more than $20
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>> if we're going to do what we did the other day, we're going to have to start locking the door. >> reporter: those chats, allegedly between mason and the then-married governor. >> i put my hands on you, and just, and pull you in real close. >> reporter: governor bentley apologizing, but insisting the relationship wasn't physical. >> i have never had a physical affair with mrs. mason. >> reporter: and now growing calls for the governor to call it quits. >> he should resign. it's going to get worse and worse. >> reporter: david, the state is conducting an ethics investigation, and a state lawmaker says he plans to propose a resolution, calling for the governor's impeachment next week. david? >> eva pilgrim, thank you. when we come back, one of the world's best female soccer stars telling me why they're suing. the women generating $20 million more than the men, but making four times less than the men. the new headline tonight involving the zika virus. authorities say it now might be coming much farther north in the u.s. than once thought. the new prediction.
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