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homes. we'll see you right back here at 6:00. welcome to "world news tonight." president trump going after his own party. his attack on fellow republicans over the health care flop. is the president about to unleash the politics of revenge? plus, tensions rising as pro-trump rallies erupt into violence. rage in russia. right police, armed with nightsticks, unleashing on protesters. the largest wave of anti-putin protests in years. night club shootout. 16 people shot. the manhunt under way tonight. family air disaster. the plane breaking apart, wings ripped off. a fear -- family of four killed. how did this happen? and out of control.
the close call for everyone in the path of this car slamming through the animal clinic. the close call for everyone in the path. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with president trump and signs of a possible civil war brewing within the republican party. finger pointing over the embarrassing defeat of the gop health care bill. losing without even a vote. president trump blaming democrats and most notably conservatives in the freedom caucus. this, as rallies violence between trump supporters and protesters this weekend. many wondering if there will be payback from the white house for those who stood in the president's way. here's david wright. >> reporter: provocation and anger at pro-trump rallies. from california to the jersey shore, anti-trump activists this weekend sought to disrupt marches to make america great again.
here in washington, trump and his troops are in disarray. >> we haven't been able to change washington in the first 65 days. i think if there's anything that's disappointing, this place was a lot more rotten than we thought it was. >> reporter: this morning, the president blasted the freedom caucus and the heritage foundation. for not coming onboard, tweeting democrats are smiling. >> he's blaming you for saving planned parenthood and obamacare. >> i mean, at this particular point, no one has been more self-critiquing than me. >> reporter: the head of the heritage foundation insisted that the gop plan would not have lowered premiums. president trump, he said, i agree with you. we can now get a better bill. today, former trump associate roger stone confirmed he's asking to testify in public,
about his contacts with russia on behalf of the trump campaign. saying he wants to clear his name. >> just because the intelligence services say something, as we know from history, does not make it true. >> reporter: observing all this from retirement, former vice president joe biden. he seemed to be having second thoughts about his decision not to run. >> i had planned on running for president. and although it would have been a very difficult primary, i think i could have won. i don't know. maybe not. but i thought i could have won. >> david joins us live from the white house. and we heard from roger stone, and former trump campaign chairman paul manafort also wants to testify. where does the investigation into russia's meddling in the election stand? >> reporter: they're eager to clear their names, but a hearing scheduled for tomorrow was
cancelled without explanation. democrats concerned that the republicans are taking it underground. >> david, thank you. we want to turn overseas to a massive wave of protests in russia. the largest in years. demonstrators clashing with police, hundreds arrested. a vocal opponent of vladimir putin detained. and new questions being raised after video appears to show the assassination of another putin critic. here's jennifer eccleston. >> reporter: tonight, russia in turmoil. a stunning and rare display. thousands erupting in protest. russian police cracking down, ripping apart crowds with nightsticks. smacking protesters in the heart of moscow. the government calling the rallies illegal. at least 500 arrested, many forced into police vans.
this man punched as he's led away. the demonstrations all across russia, accusing putin's government of widespread corruption. the organizers, also hauled into custody. supporters trying to block police, as they take him to jail. tonight, he's behind bars. challenging authority in russia is risky. on thursday, this video capturing the execution-style killing of a putin foe in ukraine. kiev calling it a kremlin hit. moscow calling that absurd. another putin critic, a russian lawyer, critically injured in a suspicious plunge from his moscow apartment. russia hasn't seen protests like today's in years. the police response, swift and heavy-handed. the kremlin, sure to find such public anger unsettling and not easy to ignore. tom? >> jennifer, thanks so much.
back here at home, a deadly night club shootout in cincinnati. gunfire erupting inside the club. one person killed, more than a dozen wounded. police are quick to say, there's no indication of terrorism. the search is on for suspects and a motive. here's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: tonight, investigators are searching for multiple gunmen after a deadly shooting inside this night club. >> we got several people injured. >> reporter: witnesses reported hearing almost 20 rounds fired as those inside and outside the club tried to escape. >> we got cars jumping curbs and people everywhere. >> reporter: police combing through evidence. blood still on the floor of the bar where gunfire rang out around 1:30 a.m., injuring 15 people and killing one man. >> several local men got into some type of a dispute inside the bar, and it escalated into shots being fired. >> reporter: a woman and her
boyfriend, diving to the ground for safety. >> a lot of people got hurt. and from the sounds of the bullets, and as many rounds, i knew a lot of people got shot. >> reporter: four victims are in the hospital. two still in critical condition. police and the atf are confident this was not terror-related. detectives looking into several weapons recovered inside, despite security at the door. police in cincinnati have confirmed that off-duty officers patrol the parking lot outside. it would have been the club's own security guards patting down bargoers as well as wanding them. despite this, many guns got inside the bar, and they're asking for anyone with information to come forward. tom? >> adrienne, thank you. next tonight, the mystery behind a deadly small plane crash in alabama. a family of four killed. witnesses say the plane was ripped apart in midair. the wings torn off during the flight. the parents and two children
flying from florida to tennessee after a family vacation. authorities looking for what caused the plane to go down. here's maggie rulli. >> reporter: an investigation into what caused a tragedy. >> this is going to be a cessna 210. they have lost communications. >> reporter: and a mayday call. >> spun around, then took a nosedive down. the wing came down over us, and the wind carried it into the field. >> reporter: the plane reportedly ripping apart in the air. debris scattering over a mile. >> it's a mess. i mean, it's just a rubble of tin, you can't tell it's a plane. >> reporter: at the time of the crash, authorities say a band of wind and rain came over the area. >> right now, weather does not seem to be the cause. but it does seem to be a contributing factor in some way. >> reporter: family members telling abc news the couple were experienced fliers, and it was a
trip home from disney world with their two children. it's the second small plane crash in 24 hours. on friday night, a cessna spiralled out of control in georgia, slamming into this suburban home. killing the 78-year-old pilot. authorities still looking into what caused both crashes. in alabama, investigators have to sift through five debris sites, something that will likely take several days. >> thank you. and new information about the deadly shooting and standoff onboard a bus in las vegas. police revealing the victim was a tourist. and also news about a jewelry heist taking place just hours earlier. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: tonight, the accused gunman is behind bars, charged with murder. the suspect boarding this bus saturday, and according to police, shooting passengers at random, killing one and injuring another.
>> the guy who died, his wife, just hysterical. >> reporter: while the others onboard escaped, investigators say the suspect, described by police as mentally ill, barricaded himself on the bus' second floor. all of it happening on las vegas boulevard, which was packed with tourists. some travelers nervously watching it all unfold from their hotel balconies. >> oh! >> reporter: crouching for cover, as the s.w.a.t. team used that explosion to break through the bus window, launching a robotic camera to get a better look at the suspect. before he finally surrendered. >> to think something like this can happen any day is just unreal. >> reporter: and a scare for other tourists, just hours earlier at the bellagio hotel and casino. suspects wearing animal masks.
police saying suspects pulled off a high-end heist. tonight, police are still looking for two of the suspects, and say the cases are in no way connected. tom? >> marci, thank you. next tonight, new developments and new video in the coast to coast search of a teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student. the two, last seen two weeks ago. police believe they may have changed their appearances. authorities revealing newly discovered e-mails about their relationship. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, new images of a missing teen. >> do you want to start from the back or the front? >> reporter: the video released where you can hear her voice for the first time, helping her brother sew. >> and then you push the needle almost all the way through but not all the way. push it right back. >> reporter: you think people will recognize her voice? >> yes. you will recognize her voice if you hear it. >> reporter: new information on how the 15-year-old and her teacher were communicating.
just days before he allegedly kidnapped her. the pair, investigators say, using e-mail to communicate on a computer at their school. >> they would save it as a draft, then the other would read it and delete it. >> reporter: law enforcement saying the messages reveal a romantic relationship. it's been more than two weeks since covington allegedly kidnapped the teen. after more than 1,000 tips, still no sign of the pair. >> she told me she had met this guy, and she was talking about him, and seemed really happy. >> reporter: and her friend says while she thought her friend was in a relationship with an older man, she never imagined he would be her teacher. >> we just want her to come home, and really want to see her. >> reporter: investigators say they think the couple is staying out of the public eye.
looking in places like campgrounds, rural places, and parking lots. >> 1,000 tips, and still no seen. eva, thanks so much. we're going to head overseas to the deadly terror attack in london. police arresting a 30-year-old man in connection with the case. the attack lasting just 82 seconds. new video emerging from the scene, police rushing to help victims. the suspect killed by officers. a 12th person arrested today by police officers. and the pentagon confirming the death of a senior al qaeda leader in afghanistan. believed to be responsible for multiple attacks. including the 2008 attack that killed dozens in islamabad. two american service members among the victims. and a tornado watch issued for parts of texas and oklahoma tonight. an ef-2 tornado in arkansas, destroying homes. with winds of up to 120 miles per hour. the twister on the ground for seven minutes. let's get right to rob marciano.
we're tracking a lot of severe weather, right? >> storms are popping between dallas and oklahoma city. mostly along the i-35 corridor, from the west to the northeast. a tornado watch for that area until 11:00 p.m. tonight. well into darkness, making it a dangerous situation. future radar brings this cluster through missouri and arkansas. and the threat tomorrow, through the memphis and mississippi river valley. isolated tornadoes and damaging winds. meanwhile, northern new york, northern new england, freezing wind is and snow, then temps into the 70s and 80s. the swings of spring. >> rob, thanks so much. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. an animal clinic turned upside-down when a car crashes into the front desk. the close call, caught on camera. and is laughing gas the new epidural? you heard it right. what may be a new trend in managing the pain of childbirth. is a tv show fueling the popularity?
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all in the works. and remember the carrier jobs that were saved? >> carrier has decided to stay in indiana, invest more than $16 million. >> reporter: that investment will automate the plant, which carrier says will ultimately mean fewer jobs. but the treasury secretary, confident automation won't hurt american workers. >> in terms of artificial intelligence taking over american jobs, i think we're so far away from that, not even on my radar screen. >> reporter: but tell that baristas. that startup, already putting them out of business. as for jobs least likely to be replaced by robots, ones that require high-level thinking, like teachers and health care professionals. tom? >> stephanie, thank you. when we come back, the coast guard forced into action due to a rogue wave. hitting boaters in the gulf of mexico. and, the terrifying moment
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midwives in north carolina reporting that laughing gas is being made more available to help against labor pains. epidurals, the go-to since the 1940s. some say the pbs show "call the midwife" may be driving the laughing gas uptick. and in hong kong, shoppers suddenly thrown into panic, when an escalator goes backward and speeds up. people pouring off in there, scrambling to safety. 18 hurt, no word yet on what triggered that malfunction. still ahead, what this grandfather did that is stunning his teenage granddaughter and inspiring so many others. stay with us.
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finally tonight, the perfect example of why grandparents are so great. john donvan with the incredible gift one granddaughter just received. >> i remember -- >> reporter: this is ren blank, and her grandfather, ron. and this is the one of a kind 16th birthday present he just diary he started many years ago. written entirely about the times they spent together. the diary from back in the days when he watched her daily, while her parents were at worked. and when it occurred to him -- >> i thought, kids don't know what they did when they were 2, 3, 4, 5. i thought that would be fun to write down what we did that day. >> reporter: it's all there, every day. like her second birthday party. >> i rushed to your side and hold you. >> because i know nothing harmful can happen to you. >> reporter: with time, she no
longer needed watching. so, there is a gap in the written record, until this one. >> it's been a long time since i've written in this book. >> you're 16 today. when you're old like me, time zooms by. >> reporter: a stunning commitment, a rare gift, and perhaps, just the first chapter. >> i'm hopefully going to share what he did with my grandkids, and i'm going to do the same for them. >> love and thanks for making me happy, papa. >> john donvan, abc news. >> thank you so much for watching. "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night.
we begin with the developing news. san jose police monitoring the situation at the stadium. is this is video from our media partner as @mercury news. police say fans were involved in violent altercations before this afternoon's match. people began throwing rocks and bottles and a fence was torn down. no major injuries. but they're monitoring the situation and we'll have any new details on abc 7 news at the:00
and 11:00. good evening, i'm eric thomas. let's get over to meteorologist drew tooma. >> i've doppler 7 is tracking the action. i'll show you where the action is at this hour. as we go in a little tighter, we had a shower in san francisco and now if action is in the east bay, from san emeryvil emeryville, berkeley. live doppler 7 estimating that the rain is falling at a very light rate. it is very light in nature. to the nrt bay, napa seeing light showers, vacaville at this hour. to the south bay, a lot of cloud coffer right now but we're watching off the coast. more showers are dev