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for sandhya patel, michael finney, we appreciate your time. see you at 6:00. >> bye-bye. tonight, trump's tirade. donald trump now calling the nomination process rigged and corrupt. sending out this video, someone burning up their voter registration. and ivanka trump revealing she did not register as a republican. she cannot vote in the primary. and the new poll tonight, right before the new york primary, where trump stands, where hillary clinton stands. the severe weather outbreak. powerful thunderstorms, possible tornadoes at this hour. we're watching the system from the south all the way up to the northeast. the airport meltdown tonight, and one mother who had enough. >> if there's no flight, just say there's no flight. >> tonight, why she was so upset. the super bowl champ shot and killed. new reporting this evening. authorities say he was shot in the back. what that could reveal. and did road rage play a role? and the new alert here tonight. the zika virus, right here in
the u.s. the cdc saying it will be, quote, scarier than they thought. we'll show you the map. 30 states where they say, be prepared. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with the race for the white house and the all-out battle under way now for new york. donald trump on home turf, but it's not just new york he's concerned about now. it's the likelihood of a contested convention. and tonight, he's now saying the system is corrupt. that he's being cheated out of delegates. and asking, shouldn't the person with the most votes at the end win? ted cruz is feverishly working to make sure he's the one with the best strategy, if there's a convention fight. and the new poll just in tonight, here in new york, showing donald trump at 54%, far ahead of john kasich and ted cruz. but we have learned of two people who won't be voting for trump in the new york primary -- two of his own children.
abc's jonathan karl with their explanation tonight. >> reporter: donald trump is fuming, calling the republican primary process, quote, rigged and crooked. >> but the system, folks, is rigged. it's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. >> reporter: today, trump even tweeted this video of a man in colorado, burning his republican party registration. >> i've been a republican all my life, but i will never be a republican again. >> reporter: his name is larry lindsey, a trump supporter who told abc news he was turned away when he tried to attend the state party convention in colorado springs. >> for liberty. for ted cruz. for freedom. 272. >> reporter: trump didn't show up in colorado. and his team was out-organized by senator ted cruz, who walked away with all of colorado's 34 delegates. >> let me tell you a little secret, as far as our country is concerned. we have a democracy, but we've got to keep our democracy, and
we're going to do that. >> reporter: today, cruz was gloating. >> donald has been yelling and screaming. a lot of whining. i'm sure some cursing and some late-night fevered tweeting. and the latest thing he's seized upon is when people vote against him, they're stealing the election. it's a really odd notion. what is this democracy of which you speak? >> reporter: but today, there are new signs of trump's disorganization closer to home. the candidate admitting his own children, ivanka and eric, won't be able to vote in next week's new york primary. >> they were unaware of the rules and they didn't register in time. so, they feel very, very guilty. so, eric and ivanka, i guess, won't be voting. >> reporter: especially embarrassing because of this -- >> hi, south carolina, i'm ivanka trump.
hi, nevada, i'm ivanka trump. aloha, hawaii, i'm ivanka trump. >> reporter: ivanka has been doing videos throughout the campaign reminding supporters to register and vote. >> you need to actually be registered as a republican. you just write down the name trump, and you are done. and that's it. very exciting. >> and jon karl with us live from albany tonight. so, ivanka and eric trump won't be able to vote here. some pointing to this, saying, this demonstrates trump's bigger issue, jon, that he's going to need a strong strategy, better organization if he wants a victory at a contested convention. >> reporter: trump has nearly 2 million more votes than ted cruz, but the simple fact is that when it comes to that grass roots organizing, needed to actually select the delegates that will go to the convention, the cruz campaign is miles ahead. trump's advisers privately acknowledge they have work to do to catch up, and david, they insist they will. >> jon karl live from a trump event at this hour, upstate. jon, thank you. now, to the democratic side tonight. hillary clinton needing a win in new york after a string of losses. but as clinton battles bernie sanders, she has revealed
something else tonight. how she intends to go after donald trump and you'll see it here. bernie sanders campaigning across the state, reminding voters he was born here. but tonight, a new poll showing he might have an uphill fight. clinton leading by 14 points here, as the primary now nears. abc's cecilia vega with clinton's strategy against trump. >> reporter: tonight, in a new ad, hillary clinton revealing her possible game plan, if it's clinton versus donald trump. >> he says we should punish women who have abortions.
>> there has to be some form of punishment. >> reporter: using trump's own words against him on one issue after the next. >> ban muslims from coming here at all. >> total and complete shutdown. >> reporter: and a not so subtle dig at bernie sanders. >> with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. >> reporter: clinton is waging a battle on two fronts and, she says, no problem. >> so, we're going to just keep going. i think i can both walk and chew gum at the same time. >> reporter: today, unloading on sanders, too. >> under the bright spotlight
and scrutiny here in new york, senator sanders has had trouble answering questions. >> reporter: with more delegates at stake here in new york than the last five contests combined, sanders is in desperate need of a big win. the vermont senator in an empire state of mind at coney island, packing in the crowds today in albany -- >> and with your help, on april 19th, we're going to win here in new york. >> reporter: -- and releasing this ad, painting him as the real new yorker in the race. >> values forged in new york. brooklyn-born, native son. >> reporter: clinton's efforts to win here, ripe for teasing. >> god, i love being back in the fat apple, my home state, except for illinois and arkansas, but they already voted for me, so, we're cool. we're cool. >> reporter: not to mention that real-life subway fail, made for "snl."
>> the best way to get around. >> we've seen that in new york before. cecilia vega joins us live tonight. and cecilia, hillary clinton has lost the last seven contests. she needs a win. she might get some help because of the rules in new york? >> reporter: that's right, david. new york has a closed primary. meaning only democrats can vote. and bernie sanders actually has a poor track record in these closed primaries. he's lost all three of them. hillary clinton is banking on that big win here. >> all right, cecilia vega with us tonight. cecilia, thanks, as always. and just one more note here before we move on. vice president joe biden was asked his thoughts about a female president. his staff, you can hear here, stepping in. >> there's no problem. we're going to be able to elect a woman in this country. >> would you like to see us elect a woman in this country? >> i would like to see a woman elected. >> that's it. >> no, no, no, that's all right. no, i'd like to -- no, i don't mind -- i'm not getting into that. >> i'd like to ask one more question. >> the president and i are not going to endorse, because we both, when we ran, said, let the
party decide. but gosh almighty, they are both qualified. hillary is overwhelmingly qualified to be president. >> vice president joe biden weighing in tonight. we move on here to the severe weather we're watching at this hour. 14 million americans in the threat zone right now. and this super cell across the sky there near vernon, texas. giant hail in bowie, texas, smashing right through car windows. and a church on fire from a possible lightning strike in eldorado, arkansas. that area under a tornado warning at the time. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, because all of this extends up to the northeast overnight, so, a large part of the country being effected. >> reporter: yeah, same front, david, and some areas getting several rounds of severe weather. already, tennis ball-sized hail just north of dallas. you see that cell rolling down to the southeast. watch box up there until 9:00 p.m. all these storms kind of fan out and spread out towards the south and east overnight. mostly a hail and rain threat. could see an isolated tornado early on. and then the rain across the northern part of the front comes
into the northeast cities. a messy morning commute, but it will be rain and no snow, finally getting temperatures up into the 60s, about where we should be for this time of year, david. >> but a tough drive tomorrow morning. rob, thank you. we move next to new orleans tonight, a city in mourning after the death of a super bowl champion. will smith, former saints defensive end, killed in what authorities say right now appears to be a case of possible road rage. the man who admits to shooting him in court today. his lawyer telling a different side of the story. abc's ryan smith in new orleans tonight. >> is she shot? >> reporter: tonight, new details emerging about the shocking death of former nfl star will smith. police charging the alleged shooter, cardell hayes, with second degree murder, saying he shot smith in the torso and back. and new video of the chaotic moments after. one voice ringing out, his wife racquel, caught in the crossfire. >> my leg has been shot! >> reporter: 11:30 saturday night, police receive the call, shots fired. hayes' hummer rear-ending smith's mercedes suv. the men exchanging words.
>> there's a male down with about six gunshot wounds to the chest. >> reporter: smith, the former super bowl champion and fan favorite, pronounced dead at the scene. hayes surrendered peacefully. >> my client was not the aggressor, in terms of the behavior that happened after the accident. >> reporter: claiming hayes himself had been the victim of a hit and run moments earlier, and was pursuing that driver when he collided with smith. >> it is certainly tragic at every level and on all sides. one life is over and another life is ruined. >> reporter: and tonight, a seemingly bizarre connection between the two men. hayes had a wrongful death lawsuit against the new orleans police department when his father was killed in 2005 that was settled. just hours before the shooting, smith seen dining with one of the officers named in the suit. police saying hayes and smith were strangers. hayes' lawyer also saying there is no connection. he hasn't yet entered a plea. and if convicted, could face life in prison. david?
>> ryan smith tonight. ryan, thank you. this evening, a u.s. navy officer is now accused of espionage, for allegedly passing secrets onto both china and taiwan. lieutenant commander edward lin arrested eight months ago. before boarding a flight. the arrest, just revealed at a pretrial hearing, facing a possible court-martial. lin emigrated from taiwan when he was 14 and became a u.s. citizen eight years ago. to north carolina now, and the law that's become a flashpoint. tonight, dueling rallies over the controversial law touching on gender and sexual identity. supporters gathering outside the state capital in raleigh, while across the street, opponents protesting the move. abc's steve osunsami reports, they're getting some help from bruce springsteen, who canceled a concert there. >> and we don't need bruce springsteen to come here and tell us how to operate. >> reporter: on one side of north carolina's state house tonight, hundreds of church families came to cheer the new law that keeps transgender residents from using the bathrooms they need, and overturns discrimination protections for gay families
statewide. >> what about the, you know, protection of christians? christians are -- we need to be protected. >> reporter: across the street? >> no hate in my state! >> reporter: the protesters who say the state house is full of bigots. >> it wasn't about the water fountains in the '60s. and it's not about the bathrooms today. >> reporter: but today, supporters of the law were out in force. there were unkind words for bruce springsteen and his band, who are refunding tickets today for a concert he canceled in greensboro in protest. band member steven van zandt explains. >> you got to hurt people economically to have them do the right thing morally. >> reporter: singer bryan adams just cancelled a concert in mississippi, protesting a similar law there. but tonight, jimmy buffett is saying his two concerts in north carolina later this month will go on, despite what he calls a "stupid law." the bathroom part of the law is what's driving its support. it appears unlikely it'll be overturned. david? >> steve osunsami tonight. steve, thank you. and now to your health, and a new warning tonight about the zika virus right here in the
u.s. the cdc this evening saying it is, quote, scarier than we initially thought. they now expect the tra transmitted by mosquitos, of course, could reach farther north, to 30 states now, instead of the 12 they had been watching. and these will be mosquitos here, not just cases of travelers returning. the cdc says the virus has been linked to birth defects. premature birth, blindness and smaller brain size. so, let's get right to abc's chief medical editor, dr. richard besser, who has been following this from the start, spent years at the cdc. these were their words today. scarier than originally thought with genuine alarm. so, what are families to do, with mosquito season coming? >> reporter: yeah, i mean, now is when you have to take action. you want to make your home unfriendly to mosquitos. so, get rid of free-standing water. make sure your screens are repaired. you want to do it before the mosquitos arrive. >> this is going to scare a lot of people, though, who say avoiding mosquito bites is almost impossible. >> reporter: yeah, i mean, it's a hard thing to do. but the cdc is saying, there's no period during your pregnancy when it is absolutely safe. there won't be a vaccine this year. so, using repellant, avoiding
bites, it's what you can do to stay safe. >> all right, dr. besser with us tonight. rich, thank you, as always. we turn next to a moment of outrage at laguardia airport here in new york. long lines and a mother frustrated after multiple delays nearing 12 hours. abc's david kerley with the video. >> reporter: talk about a meltdown. >> don't give me this [ bleep ] anymore. and you're all going to pay for my disney cruise and you're going to pay for everything else here. >> reporter: this is newly released video from laguardia airport late last month, when an american airlines flight to miami didn't leave on time. we've all felt the frustration. in this case, laguardia was actually shut down. the jet was told to divert to philadelphia to wait for the high winds to die down. >> with a 9-year-old, who is waiting for her vacation, and a 13-year-old and me. and you're telling [ bleep ] to all these people. >> reporter: a consumer advocate says passengers need to factor in delays. you're defending the airline and what they did in this case. >> when it comes to talking
about weather, you just have to sometimes take a big, deep breath and say, all right, let me try again tomorrow. >> reporter: the jet made it the next day. in all, about a 12-hour delay. disney tells us, all the booked passengers were on its ship. apparently the mother and children made it. david? >> all right, good news there. david kerley, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. and we want everyone's opinion on this one. the home for sale, and suddenly, an unwanted tenant moving in. this woman claims someone gave her a lease to stay in the home, but authorities say that someone doesn't own it. the real owners want her out. should she be allowed to stay? the judge's ruling, just in. also tonight, the teacher arrested. video showing her repeatedly slapping a student. police and the school taking action. what led to this? and later, watch closely here. the father/daughter fishing trip -- >> oh, my god. >> and then, the scare as they're in that kayak. they did not expect to see this.
next tonight here, a warning to homeowners. a husband and wife in idaho, moving out while still trying to sell their empty house. a complete stranger allegedly then moves in while they're trying to sell. abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis tonight with the judge's ruling. >> reporter: you're looking at a homeowner's worst nightmare. piles of trash, pizza on the carpet, scratches on the walls. >> cigarette butts everywhere. she was letting her cat use our carpet as a litter box. >> reporter: according to homeowners renea and brian prindle, she is a squatter. >> this is all imaginary. we're not landlords and she's not our tenant. >> reporter: shortly after the couple put their idaho home up for sale and moved out, this woman, with several drug-related offenses, whom they say they never met, moved in, saying she signed a lease. >> i don't know if this is a lease that she made up, i don't know if somebody scammed her, but it is clearly not a lease that was authorized by the homeowners.
>> reporter: the prindles filed for an expedited eviction hearing. >> we needed this to be done and over with as quickly as possible. >> reporter: but tonight, the judge denying their request. the process could now take months, potentially jeopardizing the sale of their house. >> i'm sick to my stomach. >> reporter: to protect your own home from this type of disaster, the experts recommend alerting police and neighbors, if you plan to be away for a long time, have someone pick up your mail, and be sure to set the lights in your home on a timer, so it looks like there's always activity inside, david. >> this is unbelievable. >> reporter: it is crazy. >> all right, rebecca, thanks. when we come back here, the teacher punished after this video, showing her slapping a student in class. what led to this? and the starbucks customer receiving a stunning message on their coffee. why tonight they're saying, there's nothing to laugh about.
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>> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: his third shot at redemption? >> unbelievable. i'm losing count, frank. >> reporter: when it was over, a quadruple bogey. >> just not right now. >> reporter: you can understand why he wanted that camera away. his hands to his face, he watched as 28-year-old danny willett from england won. even he knew. >> just crazy. just surreal. >> reporter: he wasn't even supposed to be there. his wife gave birth early, so he came, and won. as for spieth, he said there was just something he forgot to do. >> i just didn't take that extra deep breath. this one will hurt. it will take awhile. >> reporter: tonight, golf great jack nicklaus tweeting, i think the whole golfing world feels for jordan spieth. my heart goes out to him for what happened, but i know that jordan is a young man who will certainly learn from this experience. we certainly haven't seen the end from jordan spieth. he'll be back. we'll see you tomorrow. good night.
>> reporter: because this is an ongoing homicide investigation, both sides are being very protective about some of the details of this investigation. san francisco police say they are casting a wide net to find 2-year-old ariana fitz. >> nicole and ariana fitz went missing. >> reporter: a body found in mcclaren park friday is 32-year-old fitz. by phone, he said he last talked to nicole after her shift at the store friday, april 1st. she then exchanged text with family hours later saying she was in fresno. family is now looking for answers in nicole's murder and desperately trying to find 2-year-old