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get covered today. tonight, several developing stories on this friday night. the powerful earthquake in anchorage, alaska. a magnitude 7.0. roads buckling. cars swallowed. people diving for cover. you will hear the air traffic controllers telling pilots not to land. the police officer, you will remember her pacing outside of her neighbor's apartment. tonight, she has been indicted in his murder. the major storm on the move.
tonight, bracing for hail and possible tornadoes, and blinding rain and wind in the northeast. rob has the new track tonight. president trump on the world stage. personal fixer has flipped. and putin and the saudi crown prince and their high five. and the nfl star seen on surveillan surveillance, taking aim on a young woman. the nfl and his team responding tonight. and the popular medication for the heart, and possible cancer risks. and what somebody did with millions watching,heeek? good evening. it's great to have you with us here on a friday night. a very busy news night. we begin with the powerful
earthquake rocking anchorage, alaska. a 7.0, with aftershocks. parts of the ceiling in this courtroom coming down. lawyers dropping to the floor, crawling on hands and knees. you see one hiding under the desk to the right. at the airport, a scare for air traffic controllers. massive damage inside this newsroom, and buckling roads everywhere, swallowing cars. tonight, the governor declaring a state of emergency as they brace for more aftershocks. matt gutman leading us off. >> reporter: the shaking started at 8:30 this morning. emglon rle. ge courtroom debris crashing, pictures flapping. and those inside holding on, then diving under desks.
>> oh, my god. >> it's okay. >> reporter: and terrifying moments at the airport. >> earthquake! earthquake! >> reporter: panic everywhere. inside this home, you can hear the rumbling. this mother frantically searching for her son before grabbing him and rushing to safety. for hours today, as fires erupted from burst gas pipes, alaska's biggest city seemed completely cut off from the world. the 7.0 magnitude quake struck about 25 miles deep. but its epicenter, just miles from downtown anchorage. the local cbs station, livestreaming the damage to its studios. ceilings caved in, offices flooded. roads cratered, this car marooned where the road ripped apart. >> holy smokes. can you get out of there?
>> reporter: for hours, the city's airports shut down. and before evacuating their tower, air traffic controllers frantically waving off incoming planes. >> fedex, go around! fedex, go around! >> going around, fedex 49. >> reporter: fear ripping through colony high school, north of the epicenter. >> we're gonna die. >> reporter: students cowering beneath their desks. sarah palin posting this video of damage at her parents' home. emergency responders inundated with calls. and when the quake struck, dr. owen ala was operating on a patient. >> we had to give the patient a big bear hug so the patient doesn't fall off the bed. >> incredible.
matt, already a number of aftershocks, and authorities are warning they could last for a week or longer? >> reporter: that's right. we've been keeping count of the aftershocks. there have been well over 50 of them so far. we're told alaskans should brace many more, including some that could be powerful enough to liquefy the earth. it could turn the soil into a consistency that's similar to quicksand. that's what we likely saw today. no one thankfully was killed. >> matt. >> thank you. and passengers seeing the cover of an airplane engine ripping off, the engine was exposed. this was a flight from las vegas to tampa. here's david kerley. >> reporter: this is what passengers saw while racing down
the runway for takeoff. >> everyone started yelling and looking out the window, yelling, "stop the plane. the engine's on fire! stop the plane, stop the plane!" >> reporter: but the frontier jet got off the ground in las vegas, terrifying some of the 166 onboard the airbus a320. >> we can see that metal had been ripped off of the engine. >> frontier 260, i think we got something wrong with one of our engines. >> reporter: and it wasn't just passengers who saw the damage. >> someone at the airport said that you're -- they just told us now your second engine cowling appears open or something like that. >> okay. we need to declare an emergency back to the airport. >> reporter: it was the engine covering, it's called a cowling, that had been shedded, exposing the actual engine, which can still operate. but the turn back to las vegas couldn't come soon enough for the passengers headed to tampa. >> it was panic. complete panic. i was shaking. we were kind of preparing for the worst at that point. >> reporter: the jet landed safely and got to the gate on its own power, with that exposed engine. >> david, as you point out, that plane was taking off, too late to abort takeoff.
but it was some time before it could get back down. >> reporter: it had to circle around and come back to the airport. the airline says passengers were never in danger, because the cowling is only aerodynamic. >> thank you. andguyger, the police officer who thought she had an intruder in her apartment, now indicted for murder. >> reporter: tonight, with botham jean's family by her side, dallas county's district attorney confirming that a grand jury indicted former dallas officer amber guyger on charge of murder in jean's shooting death. >> whether i'm black, white, purple, green. whether i'm a police officer or not. equal justice is what we're talking about. >> reporter: guyger, seen here just after the shooting, lived directly below jean and told investigators she mistakenly
entered his apartment thinking it was hers. court documents show guyger told investigators she saw jean's silhouette and thought her home was being burglarized. she claims she pulled out a gun, gave verbal commands, and shot twice, hitting jean in the abdomen. botham jean was unarmed. guyger was fired after weeks of and jean's mother, tonight, hoping for justice. >> i look forward to the next step, which is a conviction of murder. >> reporter: david, the district attorney said they spoke to nearly 300 witnesses. >> thank you. and now to the severe weather, the system moving into arizona, burying flagstaff under deep snow. at this hour, severe storms
firing up in the south. and winter storm alerts in the north. rob marciano is here with the new track for us. >> reporter: the storms are popping as night falls. and a tornado watch including ,d through tulsa. over 12 million people in the thre red zone gets through new orleans in the morning, and will be through atlanta. hail and big winds, rain getting to d.c. and richmond. at least half of the weekend will be a washout here, and heavy snow in the plains. david? >> thank you. and president trump in argenti argentina, after learning his personal lawyer has flipped. the president joining world leer
leaders, including saudi arab arabia's crown prince and vladimir putin. that meeting with putin abruptly cancelled with president trump. jonathan karl is in argentina tonight. >> reporter: in argentina today, an epic greeting. the russian president and saudi crown prince, two men portrayed as supervillain dictators, were all smiles. donald trump at that moment in the background. he had abruptly cancelled a one-on-one meeting with vladimir putin, citing russia's aggression toward ukraine. >> hopefully they will be able to settle it out soon, because we look forward to meeting with president putin. >> reporter: the russians aren't buying it. a spokeswoman saying trump cancelled the meeting because of "the domestic political situation in the united states." she was clearly talking about this. >> mr. cohen, how are you feeling? >> reporter: the news that michael cohen, the president's former lawyer and fixer, had struck a deal with special counsel robert mueller. cohen admitted the trump organization was in talks to
build a moscow trump tower while trump was running for president, something that seems directly at odds with what trump has long said publicly. >> i have nothing to do with russia. i have no relationship to russia whatsoever. i have nothing to do with russia. i never did. >> reporter: abc news has learned cohen and a business associate were even talking about giving putin the $50 million penthouse in trump tower moscow. cohen had planned to travel to moscow during the campaign, but according to the special june 14th, 2016. that's the same day "the washingtthata had hacked the dn. the president today dismissed the cohen revelations, saying he continued to run his business while he ran for president and that's, quote, "very legal and very cool." and that he had "lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in russia. put up zero money, zero guarantees, and didn't do the project."
>> jon with us live again tonight. and jon, even though the president cancelled the meeting with putin, he's calling their relationship very good. >> reporter: he said that in an interview tonight. but earlier today, sarah sanders said the mueller investigation, which she called the russian witch hunt hoax, probably does undermine america's relationship with russia. david? >> jon, thank you. now to the developing headline. the nfl star seen fighting with a woman at a hotel in cleveland. tmz obtaining video of the altercation. here's steve osunsami with the fallout already. >> reporter: for a league accused of not doing enough to address violence against women, tonight's video shared by tmz sports may underline the problem. kansas city running back kareem hunt, one of the nfl's biggest stars, is seen arguing with a
young woman, shoving her, and then kicking her in video from surveillance cameras at a cleveland hotel from february. >> i was assaulted by a player. >> reporter: this is the body camera video of a police officer. the team was alerted, hunt was never disciplined or arrested, and he is currently having a stellar season. the police report shares what happened before the fighting, she says she wouldn't have sex with one of his friends. he tells police she called him a racial slur when he asked her to leave. hunt is a big deal. a star on one of the best teams in the nfl, that has a shot at getting to the super bowl. almost ten months after this incident, espn reports hunt was sent home from practice today, where he will stay, pending further action. david? >> steve, thank you. next this evening, to the investigation of the colorado father who authorities say killed his wife and daughters. tonight, for the first time, we
hear from his mistress. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: tonight, new videos revealing the double life of a family man turned killer. chris watts, seen here shortly after his arrest for a triple murder. a neighbor's security camera captured watts backing into the family garage august 13th. police say he loaded the bodies of wife shanann and daughters cici and bella into his work truck, dumping them in a remote oil field 60 miles away. two days later, leading police to the spot. >> is that "s" for shanann? okay. and where are the girls at? >> here and here. >> reporter: drones above spot a bedsheet police say watts wrapped around his pregnant wife before burying her in a shallow grave. the girls, stuffed into storage tanks. >> i don't know. they're not coming home. >> reporter: prosecutors say watts killed his family to start a new life with his mistress, nichol kessinger. >> he lied to me, because if i had known that he had a child on the way, i'd have never wasted my time with him in the first place.
>> reporter: investigators say kessinger googled the name amber frey, the girlfriend of scott peterson, who murdered his pregnant wife. kessinger allegedly searching for how much much frey made on her book deal. and, "did people hate amber frey?" before watts pleaded guilty to all three murders, he would blame his wife for murdering the u understand me? >> and you choked her, or -- >> that's just, it's rage. >> good god almighty, son. >> reporter: we spoke to the family of chris watts today. they tell us they still believe his version of the story and say they still love and support him. david? >> clayton, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the search for the escaped inmate. and the crash in the heartland.
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it actually brought me to my knees. i couldn't stand anymore. >> this is really scary. a powerful earthquake shakes anchorage, alaska. thanks for joining us. i'm larry beil. >> the shakers caused fear as people tried to flee to higher ground in the event of a tsunami, but that never happened. abc news reporter alex stone shows us the extensive damage. >> reporter: around anchorage roads buckled, lights swinging, floors covered in debris. it was 8:29 in the morning when everything started shaking.
melanie blankenship was upstairs. she could hear it. >> it was like a huge jolt. just huge. >> it was a scramble to safety for this mom rushing to get to her child. former alaska governor sarah palin tweeting, pray for alaska. our family is intact, our house is not. there's major infrastructureda homuildgs he da areas. president trump e. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. brittney sutdser is a former bay area resident who was studied in anchorage. she was getting her daughter ready for school when the earthquake struck. >> it was pretty scary. everything started shaking. waves of shaking. we got into the doorway of our