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tonight, donald trump under attack. the republican revolt under way. mitt romney taking aim with a blistering new attack on trump. >> donald trump is a phony. a fraud. >> trump tonight, firing back. >> mitt, drop to your knees. . >> and don't trump about to face someone else. fox host megyn kelly after a very public feud. breaking news tonight. a young police officerer charged with murder. authorities say he thought the suspect was holding a weapon. new developments. the urgent manhunt right now, after nearly a dozen men make off with ar-15-style rifles. where they're searching now. deadly crash.
new tonight here, the 911 calls. you'll hear them. was it an accident? and, the 11-year-old boy, tiger woods watching, as that boy sinks the hole in one. that 11-year-old, right here tonight. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and tonight, amid growing concern within the republican establishment, a new and scathing attack on donald trump. mitt romney calling him a phony and a fraud. trump shooting back, calling romney a choker, a failed candidate. a remarkable change of heart between the two men, just four years ago, this moment here, shaking hands, donald trump endorsing mitt romney. tonight, romney is now leading the charge against trump, saying trump is unfit to be president. but as some members of the party try to stop trump, what about the millions of voters who have lined up to vote for him?
abc's tom llamas leads us off with the extraordinary war of words tonight, even before the big debate. >> reporter: tonight, the republican establishment trying to publicly wrestle their party's nomination from donald trump. mitt romney, leading the charge. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. he's playing the members of the american public for suckers. >> reporter: in 2012, romney gratefully accepting trump's endorsement. >> being in donald trump's magnificent hotel and having his endorsement is a delight. i'm so honored and pleased to have his endorsement. >> reporter: four years
later, romney trying destroy trump's campaign. >> this is an individual who mocked a disabled reporter, who attributed a reporter's questions to her menstrual cycle, who mocked a brilliant rival who happened to be a woman due to her appearance, and who
affairs and who laces his public speeches with vulgarity. donald trump says he admires vladimir putin, the same time, he has called george w. bush a liar. that is a twisted example of evil trumping good. >> reporter: trump tonight firing back. >> he was begging for my endorsement. i could have said, mitt, drop to your knees. he would have dropped to his knees. he was begging. >> reporter: rom knee building his case against the billionaire, saying the economy under a president trump would be a disaster. >> but you say, wait, wait, wait, isn't he a huge business success? doesn't he know what he's talking about? no, he suspect. and no he doesn't. his bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and the men and women who worked for them. he inherited his business. he didn't create it. >> reporter: but four years ago?
extraordinary ability to show understand how our economy works, to create jobs for the >> reporter: the attacks just hours before the debate -- trump facing off against his opponents, but also against megyn kelly of fox news. a rematch after this moment -- >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> no, it wasn't. your twitter account -- >> thank you. >> for the record, it was well beyond rosie o'donnell. >> yes, i'm sure it was. >> reporter: trump livid after the exchange, igniting a bitter feud with the fox news host. >> they'll be face to face tonight.
tom is live from michigan tonight, and tom, first all, many who saw this today might be wondering why mitt romney, does he have any intentions of running again?
close to mitt romney tells me that romney is not running for president. he had seen the race and he felt this was his best chance to get in and make a difference, to make the case against donald trump. >> but tom, we watched today as romney offer advice to republican voters in the coming states? >> reporter: that's right. he's urging voters to pick other candidates besides trump to deny trump the delegates he needs to win the nomination outright. david, that would lead to a contested convention, where party leaders would choose the nominee. david? detroit tonight. tom, thank you. now, to the democratic side this evening, and a major development involving hillary clinton. fueled by her super tuesday victories, we learned today the justice department is giving immunity to the aide who set up mrs. clinton's private server. the one she used as secretary of state. tonight, is this good news or is clinton? the clinton team arguing they've wanted that aide to speak from the start.
answers tonight. >> we're having such an amazing time together. >> reporter: hillary clinton seems to be riding higher than ever, following her super tuesday landslide with a star-studded fund-raiser at radio city music hall. you're gonna hear me roar >> reporter: not just katy perty. also elton john. rocket man >> reporter: but tonight, a double whammy. dueling headlines on the e-mail controversy that just won't go "the washington post" reporting the fbi has granted immunity to the former clinton aide who set up her private e-mail server. he's now cooperating with the investigation. and "the new york times" now reporting the fbi could soon question hillary clinton herself. she's already testified about the e-mails in that grueling 11-hour session before the congressional committee investigating benghazi.
repeatedly that i take responsibility for my use of personal e-mail. i've said it was a mistake. >> reporter: the clinton campaign says the latest developments are no big deal. that mrs. clinton has been cooperating with the fbi, and that she's pleased her former aide is now cooperating, too. from washington tonight. and jon, when you hear about immunity, the justice department, e-mails back in the headlines, how does the clinton team argue this is actually a good thing? >> reporter: well, a top clinton adviser tells me that her legal team sees these latest moves as a soon that the fbi is getting closer to concluding its investigation, an investigation they are convinced will show that she did nothing illegal. but david, neither the justice department nor the fbi would today. washington. jon, thank you. and as the presidential candidates debate tonight, a headline breaking overseas at this hour. it comes from north korea. jim jong unreportedly ordering the country's nuclear arsenal at
reports in north korea saying the leader has ordered his military ready for a preemptive strike. this coming one day after the u.n. security council unanimously approved new sanctions against north korea. back here at home tonight, and to a case making national headlines out of montgomery, alabama. tension bidding after a young police officer was charged with murder. the 23-year-old accused of shooting an unarmed black man walking home. police saying the officer thought the man was carrying a weapon. abc's steve osunsami is in mobt montgomery with the officer's explanation, and the victim's family now speaking out. >> reporter: this is the face of the young, white police officer arrested in montgomery, charged tonight with murdering a black man. 58-year-old greg gunn. police say 23-year-old aaron smith was working third shift last thursday, patrolling a black neighborhood, when he stopped mr. gunn, who was unarmed and walking home from a card game. >> there was a slight struggle
or so, after which time, the officer fired and shot and killed the suspect. >> reporter: smith's lawyer says the shooting was justified, because he says gunn was beating the officer with some sort of pipe. he thinks the arrest is all politics. >> we believe these charges were brought to prevent public unrest. >> reporter: it's not lost on city leaders that this is considered the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement. the march from selma to montgomery in '65 passed right through the neighborhood where gunn was killed. >> it really is trying our soul, as a community. >> reporter: we're learning today that gunn's father was one of the city's first black frifrs. his mother, who he lived with, was happy to see law enforcement move so quickly. >> all i want is justice. >> reporter: gunn was killed, right here, literally just a few feet away from his home. this city remains divided. it was a group of police officers who came up with the money for officer smith to make bail. david? >> steve osunsami in montgomery. thanks, steve.
the urgent manhunt in houston on the. several arrests, and this evening, they are still searching for more suspects after that dramatic surveillance video showing at least ten thiefs smashing into a gun store, stealing dozens of high-powered weapons. three suspects now under arrest, but there are many more, and the question now? where are the weapons? abc's phillip mena is in houston. >> reporter: tonight, authorities in texas remain on the hunt for the brazen thieves seen here in this dramatic surveillance video, smashing into a houston gun store in less than 90 seconds. using a chain tied to a pickup truck to yank the steel doors right off their hinges. seven of the ten suspects who poured in and pillaged the store, still on the run tonight. authorities making three arrests late wednesday, following a two-day manhunt. the thieves wasted no time using hammers to smash display cases. this one swiping 18 handguns in 30 seconds. >> we've got people, right now,
street, looking for those guns. >> reporter: in just under three minutes, the thieves got away with more than 50 firearms, including assault rifles. >> these guns can be used to commit more robberies or other sorts of criminal activity. they can be traded for drugs, for property, for other guns. they can be going to mexico. but none of it's good. >> reporter: the feds say they were able to recover some of the weapons stolen tuesday. but tonight, many of those guns, and several suspects, remain on the streets. david? >> phillip mena in houston. now, to a winter blast moving up the east coast over the next 24 hours. the clipper expected to impact the commute for millions tomorrow morning. our weather team telling us alerts tonight in effect from kentucky to new jersey. and to the west there, a series of storms with snow, heavy rain and strong winds set to hit this weekend and into next week, we're tracking it all for you. new developments tonight, the mystery crash that killed a billionaire ceo in oklahoma. these images this evening of the fiery wreckage now.
mcclendon's suv slamming into a highway overpass. less than 24 hours after he was indicted. tonight, there are new 911 calls from witnesses, and the question, was this an accident? abc's clayton sandell on the case. >> reporter: this fiery crash, under an oklahoma city underpass, tonight is a mystery. >> i just heard a big bang and now there's smoke coming out -- something's on fire. >> reporter: in this charred suv, the body of energy tycoon aubrey mcclendon. >> the cab is completely crushed. >> oh my goodness, okay. what color? >> and there's fire -- >> and there's fire. >> reporter: cops say his speeding car veered left wednesday morning, straight into this wall. >> there was plenty of opportunity for him to correct or get back on the roadway, and that didn't occur. he went straight into the embankment. >> reporter: police don't know if the crash was an accident or intentional. but less than 24 hours earlier, mcclendon was indicted by a
and gas leases. >> many, many white collar criminals take their life during that time period, because they just cannot face the music. >> reporter: before he died, mcclendon said, "i will fight to prove my innocence and to clear my name." he was married with three grown children and part owner of the oklahoma thunder basketball team. tonight, without mcclendon, prosecutors say the charges will be dropped. >> clayton, thank you. >> you we move on now to texas, and to a flight attendant accused of deliberately starting a fire while the passenger plane was in the air. the fbi now saying he confessed to igniting paper towels in a restroom during an american airlines flight from dallas to detroit last month. he allegedly wanted to portray himself as a hero for putting out the fire. no one was injured. the investigation continues there. now, to one of america's best-known soccer stars making headlines tonight. brandy chastain today saying she will donate her brain to concussion research and the disease cte. of course, perhaps best
image, celebrating team usa, winning the world cup, unbelievably, that was 1999. abc's kayna whitworth on the mother and coach, and why she made this decision. >> reporter: tonight, the soccer star known for that celebration at the world cup coming forward about the dangers of the sport. 47-year-old brandi chastain announcing she will donate her brain to research on cte -- the degenerative brain disease linked to concussions. >> brandi is such an iconic figure for a big chunk of our country that hasn't really been focused on the concussion issue. >> reporter: as a college player, chastain did suffer from two concussions. now a mom and soccer coach, she's concerned about the damage all those headers may have caused. >> she is having no symptoms. and she's living a normal life. but she is so well aware of what could be awaiting her. >> reporter: chastain telling "usa today," "but as you grow older, you sometimes say, gosh,
used to forget when i went into a room what i went in there for?" adding, she hopes the research will protect younger players. cte can only be diagnosed after death and has been found in nfl hall of famers and male soccer players, but so far never a female athlete. david? >> kayna whitworth. kayna, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the manhunt under way at this hour for the escaped killer considered armed and dangerous. schools today temporarily placed on lockdown. families told to lock their doors. we'll have late details from the scene. also, the major debate tonight, and we want you to weigh in on this. the popular high school teacher forced to resign. a student stealing a private photo from her phone, sharing it with other students. the school firing the teacher for it. and later tonight, we couldn't believe it. the 11-year-old golfer, watch this -- he is about to hit a hole in one. unbelievable.
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next tonight here, the teacher in south carolina claiming she was forced to resign over a photo scandal. a student allegedly stealing a private picture from the teacher's unlocked phone and sharing it with other students. the teacher now out of a job. and here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, a south carolina teacher is fighting back. >> i haven't done anything wrong. >> reporter: after one of her students stole private, semi-nude photos from her cell phone, sharing them on social media. >> it makes you just want to just ball up and just stay there. >> reporter: leigh anne arthur says instead of punishing the student, the school district forced her to resign. >> you know, you don't think about somebody invading your privacy like that. >> reporter: the school district explanning its decision, saying, "this is a case where a staff member, properly supervising students, could have prevented a serious problem." but she says she was in the hallway greeting students when
the unlocked phone on her desk, taking pir sures s pictures of her intimate images, even taunting her. >> turned around and said, "your day of reckoning is coming." >> reporter: she says the sex ya selfies were meant to be a valentine's day surprise for her husband. david, many of arthur's students are coming to her defense, gathering thousands of signatures in an online petition and law enforcement is looking into whether that student broke any laws. david? >> linzie janis. linzie, thank you. when we come back here, the new health headline tonight. the mysterious bacteria. 18 dead in the heartland. the cdc investigating tonight. also, the escaped murder suspect on the loose. the manhunt under way tonight. schools on lockdown today. and later here, the first look. kristin wig, melissa mccarthy. these are the new ghostbusters. and the clues tonight. everybody talking about it on social media tonight. t more fiber. flax seeds. yogurt. get moving. keep moving. i know!
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