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we'll have more coming up at 6. "world news" is next. as we come on the air in the west tonight, several breaking stories. the voting and now the results coming in from indiana. will donald trump deliver his final knockout? and what trump said about ted cruz's father. the jfk assassination. and this mysterious photo. our reporter, one-on-one with ted cruz's father, outraged tonight. the horror playing out on a city bus, hijacked today. and tonight, police now pouring over this disturbing video. the bus driver attacked, passengers fleeing. the armed suspect taking off behind the wheel, and then making a deadly turn. the deadly attack tonight. isis killing an american, a navy s.e.a.l. martha raddatz standing by. severe storms hitting now. dramatic lightning strikes, giant hail. trees crushing cars and crashing into homes.
millions in the threat zone this evening. and major new developments in the prince mystery tonight. the emergency calls from prince's home. good evening as we come on the air in the west tonight, and we begin this evening with results coming in from the indiana primary. abc news is now projecting donald trump will win the indiana primary. on the democratic side, the race still too close, too early to call. we'll let you know as soon as we can. and even before the results tonight, on the republican side, ted cruz unleashing on trump. after trump talked about ted cruz's own father, after a photo was printed in a tabloid of jfk's assassin, lee harvey oswald, and the article asks if ted cruz's father is the man standing next to oswald. what ted cruz's father is now saying about that photo. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight, with his whole campaign hanging in the balance, senator ted cruz
ripping into donald trump as never before. >> the man is utterly amoral. >> reporter: what set him off? this blaring headline in "the national enquirer" -- "ted cruz father linked to jfk assassination." the tabloid printing a 1963 image of kennedy assassin lee harvey oswald in new orleans, speculating the man standing next to him is cruz's father, rafael cruz. that was proof enough for donald trump. >> i think it's horrible. i think it's absolutely horrible. what was he doing with lee harvey oswald shortly before the death? before the shooting? it's horrible. >> reporter: but rafael cruz angrily denying he's the man in the photo, when i caught up with him today. tom llamas with abc news. how are you? >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: real quick. what did you think of donald trump when he was makes those illusions of that report, about you and lee harvey oswald? what do you think of that? >> i haven't seen it. but it's ludicrous. it's ludicrous. i was never in new orleans at that time. that's typical of donald trump. >> reporter: his son, outraged.
>> donald trump alleges that my dad was involved in assassinating jfk. now, let's be clear. this is nuts. >> reporter: cruz then unloading a scathing barrage of personal attacks. >> i'm going to tell you what i really think of donald trump. >> reporter: calling trump a "pathological liar," a "narcissist", and then this -- >> donald trump is a serial philanderer, and he boasts about it. talks about how great is it to commit adultery. how proud he is. describes his battles with venereal disease as his own personal vietnam. >> reporter: and it didn't stop there. >> morality does not exist for him. it's why he went after heidi directly and smeared my wife. attacked her. apparently she's not pretty enough for donald trump. >> reporter: trump tonight calling cruz "desperate" and "unhinged." his son, don jr., tweerting cruz's, quote, meltdown, "reminded me of my 3-year-old coming off a sugar high."
>> and tom llamas with us now live tonight, as ted cruz addresses his supporters. but regardless of this donald trump win in indiana tonight, the math was really impossible for ted cruz to land the nomination before the convention, right tom? >> reporter: david that is true. and ted cruz wanted the momentum out of indiana. that's clearly not happening. tonight, his campaign says he is going to soldier on, but right now, as he is speaking, there are cruz staffers that have tears in their eyes. david? >> a lot of questions about the future of the cruz campaign. he had vowed that he would go on and we'll continue to monitor what he is saying and bring you any developments as they come in. tom llamas, thank you. meantime, to the democratic side and to the math on their side tonight. hillary clinton already looking past indiana, regardless of that race tonight, campaigning, instead, today, in the important swing state of ohio come november. bernie sanders vowing a contested convention, even with the math virtually impossible, even if he wins in indiana tonight, to secure the nomination. abc's cecilia vega on what could
happen, and she reports in from ohio. >> i feel good. i just feel generally good. >> reporter: hillary clinton today sounding upbeat at the end of a tough fight. but in indiana, bernie sanders still seeing a glimmer of hope. >> i don't think that a little bit of rain is going to keep people from indiana from casting their votes. >> reporter: but here's the reality. even if sanders wins a sweeping victory in indiana, it will still be virtually impossible for him to clinch the nomination. >> the facts are pretty clear. i'm 3 million votes ahead of him. 300 pledged delegates ahead of him. >> reporter: clinton hoping sanders will do what she did in 2008 and embrace unity at the convention. >> barack obama is my candidate and he must be our president. >> reporter: but sanders is vowing to fight on. >> the convention will be a contested contest. >> reporter: and hillary clinton
is now all eyes on the general election. she's not even campaigning in indiana tonight. david, she is here in ohio, this general election battleground state. david? >> cecilia vega with us from ohio tonight as we are live on the air in the west. cecilia, thank you. we move to other news tonight, and a city bus hijacked today, and the terrifying moments that followed. it happened in washington, d.c., an armed man attacking the driver, and then getting behind the wheel himself. the drama coming to a sudden and v vie leapt end, when the hijacker struck a man. tonight, authorities are looking at a key piece of video, and abc's pie area thomrre thomas w video tonight. >> he ran over my boyfriend. >> reporter: as the bus hijacking comes to a dramatic, violent end, police descend on the scene, surrounding the suspect who's still inside. >> show me your hands. >> reporter: police will be poring over this difficult to watch video, recorded by a bystander on his cell phone. only feet away, just out of frame, is the dying victim, run over by the bus. >> it was crazy. i don't know why people do that.
very crazy. >> reporter: it all started at this quiet bus stop. the suspect got on here. no one anticipating what would happen next. within 30 seconds, all hell breaks loose. >> the bus proceeds to the next stop. the suspect then attacks the driver. all the passengers flee from the bus immediately when they see the attack. >> reporter: the suspect now in control. the bus, a moving weapon, races down d.c. streets, a quarter mile to its final, tragic destination. it was all over in just three minutes. the bus driver was wounded, and an unnamed pedestrian senselessly killed, by the still unidentified suspect now in custody. his motive tonight unknown. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> pierre, thank you. next tonight, a u.s. navy s.e.a.l., killed by isis in iraq. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz, who traveled to that region, with new reporting now on the attack that took that american life. >> reporter: the s.e.a.l. has
been identified at charlie keating iv, grandson of charles keating, the financeer, involved in the savings and loan scandal. today, firefights throughout northern iraq. the one that left the navy s.e.a.l. dead, a coordinated isis attack on peshmerga forces isis fighters penetrating the front line with suicide truck bombs like these, then opening fire. where the s.e.a.l. had just arrived. locals saying he had been in this vehicle. after he took a direct hit, a medevac helicopter was called in, the peshmerga did manage to push back the isis forces with the help of american fighter jets and armed drones. and americans are getting closer to the fight every day. like the s.e.a.l., they now travel outside the larger bases to smaller outposts, like the ones we visited recently, as they prepare to take back the isis-held town of mosul. the return of ground troops to iraq has been called a
non-combat mission by the white house, but today's death was the third american combat death in the last two years, and with u.s. forces now closer to the fight, it will probably not be the last. david? >> martha raddatz, who knows that region so well. martha, thank you. next here this evening, to the severe weather at this hour. the storm watch from florida up through the carolinas, much of the east coast. 14 million americans in the trouble zone tonight. this time lapse of storm clouds rolling in near winston-salem, north carolina. powerful winds downing trees and totaling cars in washington, d.c. and giant hail bouncing off the ground there in woodbridge, virginia. rob marciano standing by for us, but we begin with abc's linzie janis on the dangerous commute. >> reporter: tonight, relentless storms battering the east. in the last 24 hours, the washington, d.c., area in the middle of it. >> wow. there's a quarter-sized piece out there. look at that. >> reporter: giant bolts of lightning over the washington monument and capitol hill.
rain flooding roads. >> you can see cars only getting by in the far left of the three lanes. >> reporter: high winds taking down trees, smashing lucas pekarski's brand new car. >> well, that's my car underneath that tree. flat like a pancake. >> reporter: another close call in greensboro, north carolina. >> my mother was sitting right there. >> reporter: martha cook says she heard a small tree fall outside and decided to move her 87-year-old mother away from the window, just in time. >> i literally was dragging her though the house and we heard just tremendous noise, and a tree fell right where she was sitting. >> reporter: david, the severe weather threat continues in the southeast tonight. and here in the northeast, the rain is expected to last two more days. david? >> linzie, thank you. and we want to get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking this for us. rob? >> reporter: david, more thunderstorms are expected across the mid-atlantic tonight, but a more threatening area is across parts of the carolinas and in through southeast georgia.
severe thunderstorm watches up here until 9:00 and 10:00. big hail and more damaging winds possible. and we're in this unsettled weather pattern, where there will be another disturbance that rolls in behind this. watch the maps here. this low actually stirs up more trouble tomorrow afternoon in new york. by 4:00, in through chicago, cincinnati. and that system dives down to the south and east, another one to maybe two or three inches of rainfall through thursday. it looks like friday looks to be fairly wet, as well. david? >> rob marciano with us, as well tonight, thank you. one quick note. we can now report that ted cruz is suspending his campaign. you are looking at him now, addressing his supporters. he had vowed to go to the very end, but his campaign now being suspended, which now leaves just john kasich in the race against donald trump. much more first thing in the morning on "good morning america." we continue tonight with the other news and new developments about zika in america. a pregnant woman in connecticut now the 36th expecting woman diagnosed with the virus here at
home. the risk, of course, much greater for pregnant women, because we know now the virus does call birth defects. there are 426 confirmed cases in 43 state s and washington, d.c. though all of them from travel still to infected zones. but with summer now coming, new cases from mosquitos here in the u.s. are expected, and authorities are warning, be prepared. abc's steve osunsami at the cdc tonight, with the strike teams they are now planning to deploy. >> reporter: the cases keep piling up. americans returning home from overseas infected with the zika virus. the latest tonight, a pregnant woman in connecticut. health officials are admitting this evening that cities and families are not going to be able to spray away the bugs that carry the disease. unlike most mosquitos that are effectively controlled with insecticides, scientists say the bugs that can carry zika are harder to kill. they're not just outside, they're in the home, under furniture. and they don't just bite after sunset, they're active day and night. >> they like to stay indoors, as well as outdoors, which makes
the outdoor spraying ineffective for those mosquitos. >> reporter: already, mosquitos with the virus are breeding in puerto rico, where 65 pregnant women are now infected and at risk for birth defects. the cdc says the battle isn't lost. they are planning to fly strike teams to neighborhoods in the u.s., find pregnant women first, spray inside and outside their homes, add screens to windows and remove standing water. human testing for a vaccine now begins in september, but health officials say a vaccine is still at least three years away. david? >> steve osunsami tonight. steve, thank you. we turn next to new developments in the death of prince. investigators now pouring over logs of police calls from prince's home, outside minneapolis. what they now reveal. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: new tonight, authorities releasing this log of more than 45 police calls on a variety of subjects regarding prince's paisley park complex, including one call from a woman in germany in 2011, concerned
about prince's cocaine habits, saying that he advised her that he cannot control his habit. since the woman waited a year after the comments to contact authorities, police didn't find it to be credible and didn't investigate. ♪ authorities are investigating whether the star died of a drug overdose. sources say prescription medication was found on prince and in his home after he died, and that the singer was getting prescriptions from multiple doctors. but prince's friends standing up for the superstar. his former bassist and close friend saying these allegations of drug use just don't ring true. >> he was really careful of what he would put into his body. i've never seen him take anything. >> reporter: david, one of the calls police took was from a woman claiming that she has a son with prince and that she wanted that son to attend the funeral. police passed along the message. david? >> eva, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday, and two major medical headlines for you tonight. the first involves the
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>> breaking news in the race for president, less than 20 minutes ago, republican ted cruz called it quits. a live look at donald trump's headquarters in new york. we're expecting his reaction any moment now. good evening. >> huge development obviously. >> reporter: we heard from ted cruz moments ago, telling supporters he fought hard for america but he is suspending his campaign for president. >> tonight, sorry to say, it appears that path has been fore closed. together, we left it all on the field in indiana. we gave it everything we've got. but the voters chose