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>> tonight, donald trump's stinging loss. and what it now means. will there be a contested convention? and tonight, trump lashing out at ted cruz, calling him worse than a puppet. this, as ted cruz now looks to new york next. but cruz is suddenly confronted in the bronx. >> he has no business being in the bronx. this is an immigrant community. breaking news. the middle school takedown. the student is 12, thrown to the ground by this officer. tonight, the investigation just launched, accused of excessive force. fears over fuel tonight. the passenger jet flying to california suddenly turned around. did they not have enough fuel? and how does this happen? homicide on campus. a community on high alert. students told not to walk alone, not to wear headphones, after a young woman is discovered.
and the patient who secretly recorded her own doctors in the operating room. you will hear what she captured. she was shocked. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a wednesday night. we begin tonight with the fallout, a major loss for donald trump in wisconsin. trump tonight taking aim at ted cruz and those in the party he says are trying to stop him. this loss increases the chances now of a contested convention. ted cruz hoping this win helps him next in new york. but there was a moment today in the bronx that was not welcoming. from this point on, trump would need to win 60% of the remaining delegates, or there will be a fight in cleveland. tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: today in new york, donald trump sounding like a man under siege. >> you know, lying ted cruz couldn't draw 100 people.
do you remember when he started lecturing me on new york values? >> reporter: walloped in wisconsin by senator ted cruz, trump now lashing out. his campaign claiming cruz is worse than a puppet. a trojan horse being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from mr. trump. but today, trump campaign sources tell abc news there is tension within the billionaire's own team, and that trump's children have expressed concern about campaign manager corey lewandowski. trump brushes it off. >> i have not heard anything about infighting. i don't know where you hear it. >> reporter: but cruz says trump's attacks are a sign he's falling apart. >> he gets very angry when the voters reject him. >> reporter: however, cruz has his own challenges. and in new york today, he was welcomed with a bronx cheer. >> you have no business being in the bronx. this is an immigrant community. >> reporter: he's now trying to explain to new yorkers why he spent months attacking trump's, quote, "new york values." >> i think most people know exactly what new york values
are. >> i am from new york. >> you're from new york, so you might not. but i promise you in the state of south carolina, they do. >> reporter: trump saying those comments will haunt the texas senator. george stephanopoulos asking cruz about that today. >> he told the "wall street journal" today, he can't imagine any new yorker voting for you. he said, "ted cruz doesn't care about new yorkers, doesn't like new yorkers. he's mocking new yorkers." >> let me be very clear. the people that i was talking about are the liberal new york democrats who have hammered this state. it is people like mayor bill de blasio. it is people like governor cuomo. >> and donald trump, you're saying. >> who has funded them all. >> tom llamas with us live. tom, a stinging loss for trump in wisconsin. we've been looking at the exit polls. more than half of republican
voters saying they would be scared by a trump presidency. >> in a head-to-head election matchup between trump and hillary clinton, 10% of republicans would vote for hillary clinton. an awful sign for trump, who would need his entire party behind him to beat the democratic nominee. >> tom llamas, thank you. and more of george's interview with ted cruz tomorrow morning on "gma." in the meantime, to the democratic side. and another frontrunner left bruised by a loss. bernie sanders, easily beating hillary clinton last night. sanders telling his supporters, if we get new york too, we're on to the white house. but an interview with the "new york daily news" getting attention. and clinton pouncing. sanders not offering specifics about key promises like breaking up the banks. cecilia vega with clinton taking aim on sanders in new york. >> reporter: hillary clinton in pennsylvania tonight, with one thing on her mind -- stopping bernie sanders in his tracks.
>> in a number of important areas, he doesn't have a plan at all. >> reporter: clinton seizing on the senator's interview with the "new york daily news." the anti-wall street crusader stumbling for specifics when asked how he would deliver on his promise to break up the big banks. >> do you think the fed now has that authority? >> well, i don't know if the fed has it. but i think the administration can have it. >> reporter: clinton today pouncing. >> he's been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn't really studied or understood and that does raise a lot of questions. >> reporter: tonight, in philadelphia, sanders telling me this. she's basically saying you're not ready to be president. laf. >> reporter: you're laughing. >> i am. the candidate with qualifications is the one that has stood up for working families, taken on every special interest in the country. >> reporter: the vermont senator now energized by his big wisconsin win. should hillary clinton be more
nervous today than ever before? >> i think she should. >> reporter: but his path to the nomination still an uphill climb. clinton has nearly 700 more delegates. and sanders needs to win 74% of the remaining delegates to beat her. and today, she told me she's not nervous at all. any concerns about last night and the results of wisconsin? >> no, i'm feeling really good, and i'm really happy to be here in pennsylvania. >> getting to both candidates today. you're live in philadelphia tonight, and bottom line, bernie sanders would have to win 74% of the remaining delegates to get this nomination. but sanders was talking about a contested convention? >> reporter: that's right. he would not rule out the possibility of a contested convention. he says it depends on how many delegates he wins. but his campaign manager said today, they are talking about this internally. how this would happen. a contested convention on the democratic side. >> cecilia, thank you.
we move on to other news. and to a middle-school takedown, a 12-year-old thrown to the ground by an officer. it happened in texas. and now, claims of excessive force. here's pierre thomas with the video and the outrage. >> reporter: the officer seen here is wrestling with a 12-year-old girl who had been involved in an argument with another student. then this. >> oh! >> reporter: the girl body-slammed on her face. apparently dazed, she lies motionless. her friends concerned. the question tonight, was that amount of force really necessary? the san antonio independent school district tells us it is investigating and that the officer has been placed on administrative leave. after she was slammed to the ground, the officer placed the girl into handcuffs. officials told us, officers are trained for a variety of scenarios. but, quote, "they will not tolerate any excessive force."
david? >> pierre, thank you. next to a passenger jet suddenly turning around during a flight because of concerns over fuel, halfway across the pacific ocean. here's david kerley. >> reporter: this united 777, forced to return to honolulu. >> united 724, cleared visual approach. >> cleared for visual. >> reporter: for the 264 passengers onboard, it was a four-hour flight that ended right where it started. the flight took off for san francisco sunday, but about two hours out, the pilots realize they are in a condition called overburn -- using more fuel than expected. so they decide to turn around. blame the weatherman, they tell the passengers. >> we predicted the wrong type of wind. we were predicting that we were going to have stronger tailwind, and now we have stronger headwinds. >> we do know to a great extent what those winds are going to be, but that is a long stretch of water and there's no weather stations out there. >> reporter: airlines don't like to top off the tanks. the extra weight reduces efficiency. but there are specific
requirements about reserve fuel when a jet lands. and a turnaround like this is very rare. >> david, thank you. and new images of an american airlines pilot arrested for being under the influence. these new images obtained by abc news from the detroit metropolitan airport. showing him going through security. we see him under arrest, just before his flight was to take off. being escorted away in handcuffs. authorities say he failed two breathalyzer tests. next to the weather. rochester, new york, 14 degrees. ontario.s there along lake wind advisories in parts of the country. and red flag warnings in 20 states, fueling wildfires in oklahoma, and this one in woodward. and the one we showed you last night. >> he needs to get out. >> i know he needs to get out. >> come on, guy. get out. >> the man in the road grader,
caught up in the fire. he was helping to fight. he is okay tonight, and we're told he's back on the job today. here's ginger zee with more on the cold and also the red flag warnings. >> we should warn people, from oklahoma to west virginia, you see the red flag warnings. and the wind advisories, for gusts up to 50 miles per hour. of course, the fire danger is high. we stop the time there. 7:00 a.m., raleigh, 41 miles per hour. syracuse, 44. cleveland, 22. all along that cold front, along with the wind, will come showers and thunderstorms. as this passes by, the big headline will be the arctic air. it settles in, the freezing line from missouri to north carolina. >> ginger, thanks. next to the college campus that's an active crime scene at this hour after the body of a young woman was found. officers in austin, texas, conducting extra patrols. and warning the 51,000 students there not to walk alone. here's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: tonight, students
at the university of texas on edge after a suspicious death on campus. >> it does make me feel a little bit unsafe. >> reporter: the body of a woman in her 20s found yesterday at the bottom of a creek winding through university grounds. >> she was walking so close to, like, so many buildings, and there was probably people around. >> reporter: police are calling it a homicide but have not yet identified the woman, and they haven't said whether there is any connection to a student who went missing just three days ago. >> i mean, we haven't had something like that happen on campus in the last ten years. >> reporter: law enforcement now stepping up security on campus, with 50 more officers patrolling on foot, bike and horseback. >> be aware of your surrounding at all times. >> reporter: officers urging students to lock their doors, walk without ear buds and travel in pairs. >> i got my friend to come pick me up last night from the stadium instead of walking home or taking the bus. >> reporter: david, police have taken over the investigation, and they're urging students to be extra cautious at night. and to stick to well-lit sidewalks.
david? >> kayna, thank you. next to a flashpoint, the tennessee legislature voting on a new law. to protect the right of counselors to turn away patients if treating them would violate their religious beliefs. the latest in a wave of similar laws across the country, including another in mississippi. steve osunsami is there, talking to people on both sides of the heated issue. >> reporter: tonight, the culture war over same-sex marriage has come to mississippi. protesters here are taking their outrage to governor phil bryant's door. this week, he signed in a new law allowing public and private businesses to refuse service, on religious grounds, to gay or transgender people. and not just cakes, flowers and wedding venues, but adoptions, certain medical services and counseling. >> i think it protects the religious freedom of people who have deeply held religious beliefs. >> reporter: the new law is specific about what beliefs it protects. that "marriage is between one man and one woman," "sexual relations are reserved to marriage," and that gender is determined "at the time of birth."
>> honest people who have a legitimate objection to what's going on -- a religious objection have a course of action now. >> reporter: but critics call it state sanctioned bigotry. karen brown, a baker in southaven, mississippi, says she only needs to know how you want the cake. >> what a person chooses to do is between them and the people they love and the deities that they worship. >> reporter: executives from several large companies have written appeals to get the law overturned. in north carolina, more than 80 businesses are protesting, and paypal is now pulling 400 jobs and a $3.6 million project. tonight, a number of governors across the country are telling state workers they can't travel here to mississippi for business. david? >> steve osunsami, thank you. next to reaction already coming in after the former ceo of a west virginia coal mine sentenced today in the worst mine disaster in decades. we've been reporting on him for
years now. you may remember this moment, don blankenship, forcefully turning away our producer. tonight, brian ross, on the sentencing and the reaction from families outside the courtroom. >> reporter: mr. blankenship? he earned a reputation as the most ruthless and feared coal company boss in the country. and don blankenship didn't like anyone questioning what he did. including abc news, which has been investigating him for years. and today, don blankenship remained defiant, even after being sentenced to a year in prison for flouting mine safety rules that prosecutors said led to the deaths of 29 miners. he said he's not guilty of any crime. >> did you cause the accident? >> no, ma'am. >> reporter: it was six years ago this week that a build-up of dangerous coal dust led to an explosion that killed the 29 miners at the upper big branch mine, owned by blankenship's massey energy company. prosecutors said blankenship conspired to break safety laws,
that it was his "greed" as ceo that led him to "imperil his workers' survival to further fatten his bank account." outside court, relatives of those killed in the disaster heckled blankenship. >> you don't even know their names! >> reporter: clay mullins lost his brother in the mine disaster. >> he's not sorry. he is sorry he got caught, but not for the 29 lives he took. >> reporter: blankenship left the courthouse with a police guard. as family members continued to dog him. blankenship is appealing his conviction. but the judge said he'll have to await the outcome of that while he's in prison. not at one of his multi-million dollar homes. >> one year. >> one year. >> brian, thank you. there's much more ahead on "world news tonight." coming up, the secret recording in the operating room, and we'll hear it right here. the patient catching every word while she was in surgery.
and what she captured shocked her. and the new headline involving ivanka trump, the safety recall, for scarves made in china. and amy schumer upset with how a major fashion magazine next tonight here, to the labeled her, and the other women in these images. and what she's now saying. when we come back.
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easter had hidden a recording device in her hair extensions. when you heard them saying precious meet precious, did that offend you? >> it was racially profiling me, yes, i was offended. >> reporter: she acknowledges arguing with the doctor when he couldn't schedule her surgery sooner. >> she's a handful. she had some choice words for me. when we didn't book her case within two weeks. >> reporter: a letter from the hospital said that doctors need to be mindful of their comments at all times. but also said no further action is warranted at this time. similar recordings have resulted in lawsuits against doctors. easter says that practice of unkind surgical banter has to end, and she, too, says she's considering a lawsuit. david? >> matt, thank you. when we come back, ivanka trump and the recall involving her scarves. and the suv driver trying to outrun police, losing control, flipping over and over on the highway. they then save him.
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happening now, abc7 news digs into the gap between arrests and charges for a criminal in custody in san francisco once again. >> record heat today, but it's one, and done. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. michael finney shows you how to solve the biggest problem of driving in the city. >> right now, sfpd goes from a baton to a bullet. >> the step has the support of most people in san francisco as well as the police union. >> tonight, it would move closer to becoming reality. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> abc7 news reporter vic lee just stepped out of a meeting. >> the meeting is just starting here at city hall. chief greg suhr is here as is
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