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he says bring it on. >> breaking news a pair of deadly terror attacks. the explosion ripping through a major capitol city. this bus blown to pieces and gunmen storming a popular beach resort. the new pictures in. >> severe storms, weather alerts from coast to coast, flood watches in the west, rivers hitting historic highs in the south and tornado threat for millions as we come on the air. super bug the tiny new weapon in the fight against the zika outbreak. fearly 200 cases confirmed in the u.s.. the radical new step scientists are taking. >> jam session. a man accused of jamming cell phones, blocking calls so phones don't work. now he is facing charges. the device that causes calls to drop and the big question tonight is your cell phone safe? >> this is abc world news tonight.
joining us on this sunday i'm tom yamas. we twin with a potential do or die show down tuesday. and donald trump at a battle at his rallies. chaos erupting on saturday night. police using pepper spray on demonstrators. trump accusing bernie sanders of sending protesters to his event. john kasich out front with 39% followed by trump and cruz. senator rubio urging his supporters to back kasich. all the candidates talking about what is happening inside and outside of trump rallies. david wright starts us off. >> reporter: forget occupy wall street, these days it's more like occupy donald trump. >> get them out of here. get them out. send them back to bernie. send them back.
>> reporter: the latest example today in bloomington, illinois. >> it was totally organized troublemakers. you know the truth is, they are disrupters. they are really disrupters. they are not protesters, they are disrupters. >> reporter: last night police in kansas city used forces for crowd control and when that didn't work, they used pepper spray. >> i just got a mouthful of pepper spray. >> reporter: trump blames bernie sanders. in a crowd we witnessed several times he is right that these are sanders supporters. the tensions have been growing. in chicago trump canceled a rally friday after too many protesters turned up. image. claiming the guy is a supporter of isis. law enforcement officials don't buy that for a minute.
>> all i know is what is on the internet. >> reporter: today trump tweeted a message his supporters might go out and disrupt sanders events. while trump doesn't condone violence. >> you know how many people nobody. >> reporter: remember the guy that sucker punched a protester last week in north carolina? legal fees. trumps rivals are seizing the moment. >> if donald is the nominee, it makes it much, much more likely that hillary clinton wins the general. >> reporter: another trump rally just about to start here in florida. all quiet so far. florida is a state that trump calls his second home. he is hoping to snatch it away from marco rubio on tuesday. >> david wright in south florida. tank. let's get to chief white house correspondent jonathan carl. how does the unrest on the campaign trail effect voters? >> in the short run, tom, i don't think this hurts trump at all. first of all his supporters may
side because of what the protesters are doing and a lot of people have voted in those big states in florida because of early voting nearly 1 million republicans have cast their vote. in ohio they have been voting since the middle of february. but in the long run, this can hurt trump. he needs to unit republicans and if he is to get the republican nomination, he needs to unit this country. this is not going into this direction. >> thank you. now to the democrats hillary clinton trying to take a big step toward sealing up the nomination with wins on tuesday. bernie sanders facing an uphill battle. and poll showing clinton leading in all five states. the two taking the stage far town hall in ohio tonight. abc mary bruce on the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight bernie sanders is crying foul as
supporters for the chaos at his rally. >> it holds the truth very, very rarely. and on this occasion he is lying again. >> reporter: and he is pointing the finger back at trump. >> this is a man who is dividing up his country in very serious ways. >> reporter: donald trump is threatening to send his supporters here to bernie sander's rallies. a handful showed up at this sander's event in st. louis. with this playful dig at his backers. your message to any trump supporters that show up here? >> feel the bern. >> reporter: all after they battle it out in five key states. hillary clinton made her final pitch and took a jab at sanders. >> it's not enough if you want to be president of our country to tell people what you are against. >> reporter: clinton is hoping to avoid a repeat of last tuesday's loss in michigan by sweeping all five states. but saturday night live pokes fun at the challenges she faces from sanders.
>> i'm sick and tired of hearing about my own damn e- mail. >> reporter: sanders is hoping on a big turnout of young voters. >> and i've got supporters of all ages. 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds. >> reporter: and bernie sanders has been spending a lot of time in ohio where he says he feels the momentum heading into tuesday. according to the polls hillary clinton still holds the lead. tom. >> mary, thank you. stay with abc news for primary results throughout the night on tuesday. we want to move on to breaking news in prince george's county, maryland. an officer shot outside of a police station today critically wounded. some residents told to shelter in place. a section of the 495 beltway closed to traffic. abc affiliate in washington, d.c. reporting one suspect taken into custody. the fbi assisting in the investigation. we're following breaking news over seas. two separate terror attacks making headlines tonight.
the blast you see it right there reportedly from a car bomb near a bus stop in the capitol. nearby. and al qaeda claiming assault. gunmen targeting three hotels. resort. >> reporter: a bloody sunday on two continents. in turkey's capitol emergency explosion ripped through an area next to a bus stop and government building. debris and bombed out cars the dead and wounded carried away. more than 30 people killed according to the authorities. the u.s. state department had warned of a potential attack. it was the fourth to hit turkey in just six months which had been blamed on turkey's two main enemies the kurds and isis. it came just after news from west africa that armed attackers that stormed a beach resort.
said they shouted god is great. they quickly surrounded the area and evacuated the wounded to safety. the government said 16 people were killed in addition to six attackers who were believed to be from the al qaeda affiliate in africa after they claimed responsibility. it's the third time they have struck in the past four months after carrying out deadly attacks on hotels in two nearby countries. mali and berkina. these terror attacks are growing whether it's turkey, west africa or in europe. the question about the next attack is not about if but when. dangerous weather across much of the country. five million people facing a severe weather threat tonight that could include tornadoes. massive destruction of historic flooding in the south. >> reporter: tonight
communities across the south working to hold back the swollen rivers. in this covington, louisiana neighborhood families that were rescued by boat this weekend returning home today to see the damage. we were with the engelheart family when they were rescued. their home was spared but right down the street amy's house was one of 5,000 across louisiana damaged by flooding. >> our house was surround the. by the time we got out the front and the back met. and we knew it was over. >> reporter: roadways in the community under water. debris even a flaming propane tank floating among the submerged homes. and new worries. dangerous mold. the damaged base boards and saturated dry wall coming out. >> my son and i have really bad allergies so getting the mold in here will be our biggest
so we want to get it taken care of. >> reporter: tom, incredibly this is the same neighborhood where the rescues took place just yesterday. so obviously the skies have cleared up here but just north of here, severe weather is on the move. many bracing for dangerous storms tonight. tom. >> phillip, thank you. let's get to meteorologist endra peterson. >> we are talking about the severe weather ramping up. a little bit of an enhanced risk in northern louisiana. moving cells. that means it could take people off guard. and it means the threat for flash flooding could be high from any of these quick moving systems and a heavy downpour. in the pacific northwest they continue to see series after through. many people in seattle already without power thanks to strong winds. remember you're talking about that ground is saturated. winds gusting as high as 60-70
miles per hour. we have high surf on the oregon as well. they do need the snow in the sierra and that is great news. >> okay good to know. thank you. new developments in the zika outbreak. nearly 200 cases confirmed across 31 states and that number expected to rise. but scientists fighting back. >> reporter: tonight a potential new weapon in the fight against zika virus. the fda researching an experiment. scientists would release genetically modified male mosquitoes into the wild. that gene would make the offspring die. in brazil, scientists are already using these mosquitoes. our dr. richard besser saw them firsthand in february. >> it produces two million male mosquitoes. >> reporter: this comes as the
centers for disease control warns zika could spread in the united states. mostly in the gulf, florida, and texas by june. zika is linked to birth defects in brain development. putting pregnant women at risk. while the experiment in brazil has proven successful, it doesn't sit well with some living in the florida key where is the insects would be released. >> when you open this pandora box, there is no way to recall the mosquitoes. >> reporter: critics fear with experimenting may not be safe. the fda is taking public comments before a final decision on the florida field test is made. tom. >> eva, thank you. a record number of travelers hitting american airports this travel season as spring break approaches. right now airports are dealing with out of control security lines. subway times reaching more than two hours. here is gloria riviera with what you need to know. >> reporter: tonight across
at a breaking -- security lines at a breaking point. >> nobody knew what line to get in or where the line ended. >> missed my flight. flights are all booked. >> reporter: the transportation security administration normally screens two million passengers every day but that number skyrockets during spring break. this march in april alone airlines for america is projecting 140 million passengers will fly on u.s. airlines. that means at least 300,000 more people lining up with you every day in that security line. the tsa now turning out 200 new officer for a week. >> people rightfully demanded we do our work better. >> reporter: until they are in place, check the airports airport for delace. get to the airport at least two hours early and avoid peak flight time. >> one of the great tips is flying when nobody else wants to fly.
for example on a sunday or saturday morning. >> twitter is especially effective. tweet the airlines. most have rapid response teams to help you solve your problems. tom. >> thank you. still ahead tonight the device that is being used to jam cell phones when turned on causes calls to drop. one man is facing charges for using it on a train. and later the dog who beat cutting edge technology. how he saved his little owners on the way.
quiet only to be interrupted by a symphony of cell phone chatter. while chicago police say one man took matters into his own hand. he allegedly used this jamming device to block the cell signals around him. fellow passengers tapping this photo. even calling 911 to report him. nickel is facing a charge of interfering with a public utility. police arresting him this week. >> mr. nichol has been a good member of the community and he had no intent to hurt anybody. >> reporter: the devices that look like this, jam or disrupt the signal from cell tower to phone. using them is against the law. tech reviewers even warning users. >> this is illegal to use. >> reporter: they are easily found online. to teachers. this man suspended for using a jammer to get the students to
even churches getting in on the act. installing a jammer in his church to keep it math quiet. be the lawyer for that chicago commuter tells us he has yet to enter a plea. but he was annoyed by other passengers. there is a real public safety threat. they can disrupt police communications and emergency calls. tom. >> thank you. when we come back major call recall to tell you about. new concerns over a popular electric car. >> and later the one that didn't get away. why one fisherman has bragging rights tonight.
our index tonight starting with a frightening accident at a shooting range in florida. six people were shot including children by one bullet. investigators say a 21-year-old man was loading an antique shotgun when he accidentally fired the gun. the bullet hit the concrete and ricocheted hitting the victims
none of the injuries were life threatening. a car recall to tell you about tonight. nissan is recalling 47,000 of its leaf electric cars. the 2013 through 2015 models may have brake trouble in extremely cold weather. these vehicles need their computer systems completely reprogrammed. a close encounter with a great white. a fisherman reeling in this 2500-pound great white shark off south carolina. so big he says it looked like a submarine with a tail on it. the shark was tagged with a tracker and set free. the story of luke and a dog named jedi. how the pup saved his life when
incredible story of nature beating technology. a black lab named jedi devoted to protecting his master luke who is battling type one diabetes. the force is strong with this dog. >> of course because he is a dog, jedi the lab has an acute sense of smell. but it's his good timing that made this picture of jedi and luke spread all over. luke was diagnosed with a chronic condition. >> the doctor walked in and said your son has diabetes. >> that means he has to get shots of insulin several times
a day. >> with children they get very sick they can end up in the hospital. >> reporter: that is exactly what happened the other night. luke's blood sugar plummeted. and before his glucose monitor caught the drop who sounded the alarm in jedi. jedi has been trained to smell when his levels go too low. >> he always knows -- his nose can sniff all the way where i am. >> he laid on me and i went oh no i think i have to get up and check luke. >> reporter: luke still half asleep was able to get his shot. and what do you call that? good timing and good training and also friendship. for real. >> he's my best friend. >> that dog definitely a jedi. we thank john for that story.