tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC April 15, 2016 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
i'm cheryl jennings. >> i'm dan ashley. for sandhya patel, kristen sze, michael finney, all of us, thank you for your tim breaking news this friday night. another earthquake, this one even bigger. the second one in 24 hours. authorities say this time, many buried alive. the dramatic pictures coming in now. fire in the sky. the landslide. and the urgent hunt for the missing and the trapped. also breaking, the tornado touching down back here at home. and now, the tornado watch in effect this friday for millions. the controversial video. the paddle used in school. a kindergartener punished. the video seen by more than a million. we want your opinion. the manson murders, and the stunning development. all these years later, the fate of the homecoming princess turned killer, and what she told diane sawyer all those years ago. and, the schools on lockdown. this mountain lion on the loose. the aerial images as it all plays out.
good evening. we begin tonight with the terrible scene playing out in japan at this hour. the second earthquake, and tonight, many there have been buried alive. you can see the lights on this bridge shaking, as the quake, measuring 7.0, hits. and the stunning images coming in. fires erupting, power and gas lines ripped apart. hundreds of thousands without power. many were killed during the first earthquake last night. tonight after so many tremors, this major quake. the biggest yet. the urgent hunt for survivors. trapped under their collapsed homes. matt gutman on the crisis unfolding right now. >> reporter: that powerful new jolt heaving this massive landslide, pulverizing concrete as if it were papier mache. these shaky images capture the moment the 7.0 quake hits in the dead of night. 1:25 a.m. violently striking the rattled southern city of kumamoto again.
even stronger than yesterday's deadly quake, with multiple epicenters. tonight, japanese officials report dozens buried alive. urgent calls flooding in of people trapped inside buildings. rescuers desperately going door to collapsed door struggling to get through streets clogged with rubble and broken glass. multiple structure fires shooting flames and smoke into the night sky. the quake pancaking buildings, slamming tons of concrete on these cars. other apartment blocks seemingly buckled inward. stores gutted. windows blown out as if detonated by explosion. yesterday, we spoke with survivor noel vincent. we found him again tonight during an aftershock. >> wow, there's lots of shaking. >> reporter: capturing the shoeless and too afraid to go back into his apartment. >> i think yesterday, people were shocked. but i think today, people are kind of terrified. >> reporter: all this in an urban area still staggering from
yesterday's quake. 44,000 people already staying in shelters. nine died in thursday's quake, but many were rescued. including this 8-month-old baby girl, plucked from the rubble. carefully handed from rescuer to rescuer toward an ambulance. david, we're getting reports that over 1,000 have been injured in that city. that, as we're learning that a hospital is evacuating patients over fears it could collapse. david? >> matt, thank you. in the meantime, back at home, to the dangerous tornadoes touching down late today. millions put on high alert as we head into this evening. this image from near pueblo, colorado. a tornado blowing across the horizon there. and a system in the west on the move. fueling a wildfire in the hills north of los angeles. meanti meantime, powerful winds in l.a. thousands losing power. and on top of the tornado
concerns, a snowstorm for parts of the country this weekend. rob marciano, live in d.c. tonight, tracking it all. rob? >> reporter: let's get right to the area where we're most concerned. severe weather continuing for much of the high plains. tornado watch out for parts of the texas panhandle. and we're going to see a number of advisories. high winds to the west, and big-time snows for colorado. denver, could see a foot of snow. two feet-plus in the mountains. a slow mover. heavy rains east of the front. and severe weather as well, pretty much the entire state of texas will be under a severe weather threat, saturday and sunday. meanwhile, it's moving slowly because there's a huge ridge of high pressure jamming it up, giving the east nice weather this weekend and beyond. david? >> rob, thank you. meantime, to the race for the white house tonight. the all-out brawl in brooklyn. a short time after, bernie sanders headed to the vatican. trading the battleground there for holy ground. while hillary clinton headed
someplace else, and landed a victory it appeared she wasn't expecting. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: hillary clinton has already won new york. >> you win! >> reporter: it was just a game of dominos at a senior center in harlem. she's hoping for a much bigger win in the primary next week. >> help me win next tuesday. next tuesday. >> reporter: as for bernie sanders, he made a detour all the way to vatican city today. no meeting with the pope, but a chance to road test his message on holy ground. after the brawl in brooklyn. loud, nasty and personal. >> but i do question her judgment. i question a judgment which voted for the war in iraq. the worst foreign policy blunder in the history of this country. >> well, the people of new york voted for me twice to be their senator from new york.
and -- and president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state for the united states. >> reporter: sanders repeatedly hammered clinton on her ties to wall street. >> i stood up against the behaviors of the banks when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness, they must have been really crushed by this. and was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements? >> reporter: and she hit him on gun control. >> this is a serious difference between us. [ laughter ] and what i want to start by saying, it's not a laughing matter. 90 people on average a day are killed or commit suicide or die in accidents from guns. 33,000 people a year.
>> both came ready to battle. jon, both candidates claiming new york as their home turf. on tuesday, the stakes are sky-high for both of them. >> reporter: it's a must-win for both of them. for bernie sanders to catch up in the delegate race, he needs to win and win big. and for hillary clinton, a loss in her home state would be symbolically devastating. >> just days away. jon, thanks as always. next to the republicans. donald trump appearing overnight before his own party, just as he takes them on over the process. having called it rigged. and ted cruz was there as well, trying to challenge trump on his own turf. and tonight, donald trump and hillary clinton sounding very similar on at least one point. here's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight, rare agreement between bitter rivals donald trump and hilary clinton.
both rallying around new york values. >> new york values represent great things. our people are vibrant, our people are loving people. we are builders, we make things, we have courage and we love our community. and that's what new york values is. >> reporter: clinton echoing that. >> i'm asking for your support again in the primary on tuesday, to take those new york values to the white house. >> reporter: both seeming to team up against senator ted cruz, who attacked new york values when the campaign was thousands of miles away in iowa. now that it's here, a change of tune. >> god bless the great state of new york. >> reporter: still, cruz today tying trump to new york's liberal mayor bill de blasio in a hard-hitting ad. >> he'll end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor, i think he's going to want to make new york great. >> reporter: but cruz on "late night," jokingly taking advice from trump. >> while you're here in new york, let me give you some advice.
first, if you're on the street, walk fast. no one likes a slow walker. are you writing this down? >> hold on, let me get my pen. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> ted? ted, did you get your pen yet? ted? ted, did you get your pen? >> got it. >> okay. >> reporter: tonight, we finally know why it's hard for donald trump to forgive and forget. he's finally answered that question, what's your favorite bible verse? it's from the old testament. exodus, an eye for an eye. david? >> tom, thank you. we turn next to the battle over the controversial law in north carolina. denying some rights to gay and transgender people. sparking boycotts. and despite pressure from charles barkley, the nba saying no change.
just as bruce springsteen offers a message for another state. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight the nba is at the center of the so-called bathroom bill firestorm after being publicly put in the hot seat. >> as a black person, i'm against any form of discrimination. so i think the nba should move the all-star game from charlotte. >> reporter: the location of next season's all-star game was a topic at today's nba board of governors meeting. >> the law as it now stands in north carolina is problematic for the league. there was no discussion of moving the all-star game. what the view in the room was, we should be working towards change in north carolina. >> reporter: others are not showing as much patience. bruce springsteen cancelled a concert in the tar heel state last week. last night performing in michigan, where they are considering a similar law, the boss threatened more boycotts, saying, "we hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in michigan." today, cirque de soleil joined dozens of other companies boycotting north carolina's law that forces people to use the
bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificate in public buildings. it has divided the state. state lawmakers are expected to return to raleigh later this month, and discuss the new law again. david? >> eva, thank you. we turn now the the manson murders, and a major decision california's governor will now have to make. after a parole recommendation after that notorious killing spree. the murders directed by charles manson in 1969. leslie van houten, behind bars for 46 years. the parole board now saying she could go free. jim avila reports on how it's now up to the governor. and what van houten once told our diane sawyer. >> reporter: leslie van houten, a homecoming queen turned flower child killer. member of the 1968 cult who carved "x"s into their foreheads. fueled by lsd and the helter-skelter philosophy of the
mass-murdering monster charles manson. now, 46 years later, the california parole board says her life sentence should be commuted and the now model prisoner, freed. diane sawyer talked to her in 1994. >> reporter: how do you live with knowing that was inside of you? >> it's not easy. if anything, the older i get, the harder it is. >> reporter: at 66 years old, she does not deny a direct role in the murder of grocery store magnate leno labianca and his wife rosemary. >> i stabbed mrs. labianca in the lower back about 16 times. >> reporter: and there was no pity? >> no mercy. no. no. >> reporter: van houten's final fate now in governor jerry brown's hands. he routinely follows the parole board's guidance on these matters. but those parolees were not in the labianca house behind me, and they were not members of the manson cult. david?
>> jim, thank you. next to the growing outrage after a piece of video showing two adults at a school in georgia, preparing to paddle a 5-year-old child. it's perfectly legal there and in 18 other states, but parents across the country are divided. here's steve osunsami, with the video and the debate tonight. >> don't spank me! >> you're going to get a spanking. >> reporter: georgia police say what you're about to see is perfectly legal. a 5-year-old's mother gave consent to school officials to paddle her son after they say he fought other students and spat at a teacher. for some parents, it's deeply disturbing, and others feel it's just fine. but the mother says she felt pressured to allow it. worried she would be sent to jail after more than three weeks of unexcused absences.
>> i wish i could go back and stop all this, and say, take me to jail. suspend him, i don't care. >> reporter: georgia is one of at least 19 states that still allow corporal punishment in schools. an estimated 167,000 public school children are physically disciplined a year. so, you do spank him? >> yes, but you just don't do something like that to a 5-year-old baby. >> reporter: the school says because of privacy issues they can't discuss this case. but they say they're re-examining discipline issues. david? >> steve, thank you. and this story is sparking strong opinion on our facebook page. already more than 15,000 comments. we hope you'll weigh in. still much more ahead on
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>> welcome. >> i'm 9 years old, i go to school at sandy hook. >> reporter: tane was there at sandy hook elementary in december, 2012. he survived. his young friend ben did not. a year and a half later, 16 broadway professionals brought their own adapted shakespeare, "a rockin' midsummer night's dream" to help the children. tane telling us, it worked. >> it made me kind of forget about it, because i was having so much fun. >> reporter: the whole production, filmed for a documentary. "midsummer in newtown," premiering this weekend. sammy vertucci tried out, too. they all knew someone. >> my best friend's little sister was one of the people that didn't really make it through that. and, um, sorry.
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>>. tonight the cost to sit down to dinner with hillary clinton, showing how much california counts in the election. and i'm drew tuma. we have a winner of a weekend forecast on the way. i'll explain in the accu-weather forecast. the family reunion that is all thanks to a good samaritan. how to get a house in the bay area for less than $353,000 will get you dinner with hillary clinton and george clooney inside of this home. a price is a sign of what is still to come as california plays a role in the national election. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. >> candidates are putting themselves in high profile situations to raise money.
>> they are. clinton is expected to face protestors tonight. melanie? >> absolutely. some protestors don't have pots and pans but several do have signs. we're seeing a handful of san francisco police officers here to make sure things remain peaceful. most will agree california is pivotal in this election. hosts are preparing to welcome people to a fund-raiser for hillary clinton. the party is at the home of a venture capitalist, being hosted by george and amal clooney. guests are paying $33,000 to 300,000ses today attend tonight is one of the higher end events. today, with