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>> 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 youngng police officerer charged with murder. authorities say he thought the suspect was holding a weapon. new developments. the urgent manhunt rightow, after nearly a dozen men make off with ar-15-style rifles. where they're searching now. the billionaire ceo and the deadly crash. less than 24 hours after e was indicted. 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
establishment, a new and scathing attack on donald trump. mitt romney calling him a phony and a fraud. 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 leadidi 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? they've had their say. abc's tom llamas leads us off words tonight, even before the big debate. >> reporter: tonight, the republic 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
he's playing the members of the american public for suckers. >> repepter: in 2012, romney gratefully acceptingrump'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 bragged about her marital affairs a 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. firing back. >> he was begging for my endorsement. i could have said, mitt, drop to your knees. he would have droppepeto his knees.
his case against the billioire, 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 whatt 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. >> donald trump has shown an extraordinary ability to show understand how our economy works, to create jobs for the american people. 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 --
>> no, it wasn't. your twitter account -- >> thank you. >> for the record, it was well beyond rosie donnell. >> yes, i'm sure it was. >> reporter: trump livid after the exchge, 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? >> reporter: david, a source close to mitt romney tells me that romney is not running for president. he had seen the race and he fel 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. hehe urging voters to pick other candidates besides trump to deny trump the delegates he needs to
david,d, that would lead to a contested convention, where party leaders wouod choose the nominee. david? >> tom llalas from a very snowy detroit tonighf. 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 p pvate server. the one she used as secretary of state. tonight, is this good news or is this bad news for hillary clinton? the clinton team arguing they've wanted that aide to speak from the start. abc's jonathan karl, getting 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
double whammy. dueling headlines on the e-mail controversy that just won't go away. "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 question hillary clinton she's already testified about the e-mls in that grueling 11-hour session before the congressional committee investigating benghazi.. >> congressman, i have said repeatedlylyhat 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. >> and jon karl with us live 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
>> reporter: well, a toplinton 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 sho@ that she did nothing illegal. but david, neither theustice department nor the fbi would have any comment at all on this today. >> all righgh jon karl live in 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 the ready. reports in north korea saying the leaeer 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 unarme black man
police saying the officer thought the man wasarrying 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 g ird shift last thursday, patrolling a black neighborhood, when he stopped mr. gunn, w was unarmed and walking home from a card game. >> there was a slight struggle that continued for about block 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 pipepe he thinks the arrest is all politics. >> we believe these charges were brought to prent public unrest. >> reporter: it's not lostn city leaders that this is consider the birthplace of the
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 osunsamiin montgomery. thanks, steve. now, to new development inn the urgent manhunt in houston on thth 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 und arrest, but there are many more, and the question now? where are the weapons? abc's phillip mena is in houston.
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 cin 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 makiki three arrests late wednesday, following a two-day mamaunt. 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, pounding the pavement, on the street, looking for those gugs. >> 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, r 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,
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 jejeey. 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. oil and gas executive aubrey mcclendon's suv slamming into a highway overpass. indicted. tonight, there are new 911 calal from witnesses, and the 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 -- someing's on fire.
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 eeding 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 federal grand jury for allegedly conspired to fix prices for oil and gas leases. >> many, many white collar criminals take their life during that time period, because they just cannoface 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, be dropped.
>> 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 restom during an american airlines flight from dallas to detroit last month. he allegedly wanted to portray himself as a hero for putting no one was injured. 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 remembered for that iconic image, celebrating team usa, winning the world cup, unbelievably, that was 1999. abc's kayna whitworth on the mother and coach, and why she ma 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
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 now a mom and soccer coach, she's concerned about the damage all those headers may have causus. >> she is having no symptoms. and she's living a normal life. could be awaiting her. >> reporter: chastain telling "usa today," "but as you grow older, you sometimes say, gosh, am i losining my memory or did i 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 fafamers and male soccer players, but so far never a female athlete. david? >> kayna whitworth. kayna, thank you. there is still much more ahd on "world news tonight" this thursday. the manhunt under way at this
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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finally tonight here, t ts 11-year-old golfer, tiger woods watching, andndo were we. >> please welcome the number one team from corpus christi, texas! >> reporter: what a welcome for taylor crozier. 11 years old, invited to tee off in front otiger woods. he had perfect attendance at the inaugural shot on this new golf course. and just watch. get down there. >> come on, come on. [ cheering ] taylor did it. a hole in one. high fives from everyone.
here's the moment again, because so many phones were recording it. >> hi david.d. i was really exciteded once i saw the ball go in the cup. all of a sudden, i just feel@ my feet just lift right off the ground a little bit. >> reporte taylor will never forget it. nor will tiger woods. who would go next. and just listen. >> are you kidding me right now? >> reporter: it took tiger three shots. but it was another champ who stole the day. (donkey sound) (eephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound)
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