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tonight from baltimore -- a state of emergency now declared. and this evening, a mandatory curfew. after riots in the streets, jumping on patrol cars, smashing windows, setting buildings on fire. this cvs, up in flames. tonight, more than 20 officers injured. hundreds of arrests. we take you up to the police barricades. the alarms still going off tonight inside the charred buildings. and the mother so many are talking about, pulling her son from the riots on live tv. we have team coverage tonight. also this evening, the breaking news from the earthquake zone. our cameras right there for one incredible rescue. the victim buried, found alive nearly four days later. the flash floods tonight. the mother, daughter and rescuer all caught in the current. ginger zee with the concern coming tonight. and everyone's nightmare on the highway. your car breaks down. and then another driver, not
paying attention. tonight here, the collision. how did everyone survive? good evening. as we come on the air tonight in baltimore, hours away from that city-wide curfew 10:00 p.m. it will last a week here. a state of emergency in place after the riots here last night. these images coming in right now. the streets of baltimore at this hour the american city shaken by the events of the past 24 hours. the images haunting and unforgettable. we saw those protesters overwhelming patrol karls, shattering windshields. setting cars on fire left burning in the streets. stores the pharmacy rooted then burned. the streets erupting in violence. clashes. this protester carried away by police in riot gear. we have learned tonight that the aft response team has been activated to investigate the arsons across baltimore. the national guard is behind me.
tonight, we're going to take you through this city. we're just back from the police department where we asked about the one officer who was unresponsive. overnight, the rioting here in baltimore. officers trying to keep the people in the streets back. the buildings on fire. and a senior center they spent $16 million on up in flames. this cvs, first looted, then set on fire. >> they didn't have to burn down the store like that. this is our home. now it's destroyed. >> reporter: police cruisers and vans torched, too, and the images of that group, climbing atop a patrol car, smashing in the roof and the windows. tonight, more than 20 police officers injured. and we asked the police about the one officer overnight who was unresponsive. he was unresponsive last night. do we know if he's any better? >> he is much better now. he was in and out of consciousness, having difficulty remembering his first name but he is much better today. >> reporter: today, at the white
house, about 40 miles from where we are, the president deplored the violence. >> when individuals get crowbars and star prying open doors to loot they're not protesting. they're not making a statement. they're stealing. >> reporter: the riots breaking out on the same day freddie gray's family put their son to rest. suffering a spinal cord injury and later dying while in police custody. in the middle of it all here the man in the mask slicing the fire hose and firefighters tried to knock down the blaze. tonight, the numbers. 2 247 arrests. 144 cars set on fire. and 15 buildings destroyed. this mother after reportedly seeing her son, gets him, pulls him from the riots and strikes him for his behavior. afterward, the police saying i wish i had more parents that
took charge of their kids. just to give you an idea of the dividing line here today. it was up the streets where those cars were on fire. some of the businesses here were the ones that had been looted. you can see the line here. this is the barricade. come with me you can actually see the two to three pete that people can walk through. they say it's been for the most part very peaceful here today. but there certainly is a police presence. late today, the protests largely peaceful here as they try to clean up. you can actually hear the sound of the choppers flying overhead and this is what's left of the cvs. they have the public notice up. there's really nothing left. the glass completely shattered. if you look inside it's a completely charred mess. you can still hear the alarm going off in what was the cvs. >> i feel sorry for the senior citizens. where are they going to go to get their medicine? the mayor today said it was really hard to get the cvs to come. >> it was. it really was. >> i understand anger.
but what we're seeing isn't anger, it's destruction of a community. the same community they say they care about, they're destroying. you can't have it both ways. >> reporter: and tonight, the young people here agree. what brought you down here today? >> i feel like -- that's not who we are. that's not what we're about. >> reporter: and these three teachers we met, they teach first and fifth grade. they came to clean up, too. i wanted to show people at home the message for your school on the back of your sweatshirt. respectful, responsible, prepared. you didn't know that was going to have such -- >> exactly. >> there were some smiles here today. there is no official word on when school reopens here but the teachers are prepared. baltimore conventions have been canceled. the national aquarium is closed. the baltimore marriott has allowed some customers to cancel their rooms without charge. and tonight, we remind you, an elegant state dinner scheduled at the white house, just about 40 miles from here. there was that image i showed you of the mother
confronting her son, resonating across this country. and so many parents right here in baltimore tonight. abc's steve osunsami who is here in baltimore spoke with that family. here is his report. >> reporter: here's the hard truth. underneath the ski masks and hoodies of rioters who burned down their own neighborhoods are the faces of children. >> y'all keep coming and taking everything we got. we're going to take what y'all got. we not playing out here. >> reporter: confronted with so many saddening images -- many blake parents in particular are cheering this woman. >> you want to be out here -- >> reporter: she spotted her teenage son on live television throwing rocks at police. she immediately marched herself down to the street fight and dragged him home. >> are you for real? really? this is what you want to do? i told you i'd come down here didn't i? >> reporter: she cares because she's seen bad things happen to children in her neighborhood before. >> that was somebody's child and it's real overwhelming. >> reporter: it was her striking
video that sent us to the neighborhood today where we met parents who thanked herer if here effort. >> i always know where my kids are. >> reporter: sharna says her two sons will not be going anywhere. >> we do care about our city and everyone that's not our blood related children. >> reporter: steve osunsami abc news, baltimore. >> steve, thank you. and tonight, a city on edge as night falls. that the president said there is work to be done here by the police and across this country. jim avila now on the numbers. what baltimore police reportedly paid out in settlements. >> reporter: at the corner where looters pillaged the streets 24 hours ago, chants today of "hands up, don't shoot." rioting replaced by peaceful protest. a heavily armored police vehicle stopped at an intersection by a large group of citizens with no
rocks, no bottles, but plenty of anger. from test or thes reminding the nation that this started with this video of an unarmed black man dying while in police custody from a still unexplained severe spine injury. president obama saying today what's happening in this city is a slow rolling crisis. >> this has been going on a long time. this is not new. and we shouldn't pretend that its news. >> reporter: a "baltimore sun" investigation found that in this city alone, nearly $6 million paid out to settle police misconduct claims since 2011. destroying trust and building animosity between the cops on the street and the citizens they are sworn to protect. conflict that escalated with freddie gray's death, but began long ago. david? >> jim avila tonight here in baltimore, as well. jim, thank you. and one more note tonight. the orioles/white sox game canceled this evening. tomorrow's game we're told,
will go on but closed to the public. the stadium that holds 45,000 fans will be empty except for the teams. we will have much more later tonight on "nightline" and first thing in the morning on "good morning america." but in the meantime tonight, to the other breaking news. the race against time at the top of the world. that 7. earthquake in nepal, the search for survivors tonight and the new images of the moment the earth shook. look at this. this video from china's tibet region grabbing the children running for their lives. and a stunning new view tonight of the devastation outside kathmandu. those homes toppled by the force. tonight, the death toll now surging, over 5,000 now. survivors are pulled from the rubble. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran was right there as one of those incredible rescues played out. >> reporter: the face of a miracle. pulled from the rubble nearly four days after the devastating earthquake here. when we arrived on the scene, hours earlier, the rescue was already under way. this whole neighborhood in
kathmandu was hard-hit by the quake. in fact, you can smell dead bodies in the air. and down here is where the guest house is where the young man is trapped. they worked in the pitch dark by flashlight. a french search and rescue team after microphones heard someone moving in the rubble. rescuers are telling us that the young man inside is trapped by a large beam that has crushed his leg and they are using this generator to power tools to cut through that beam and free him. the hours go by. the generator needs more gas. inside down a narrow hole in the concrete floor, the rescuers race against time. >> i hope that we can save his life. >> reporter: you hope you can save his life. >> we hope. >> reporter: then the moment they pull the 28-year-old out of the hole like lazarus himself. it's just after 10:00 p.m. here. more than 80 hours since the earthquake. and after incredible all-day effort this team has brought
this young man out of this building and he is alive. >> light, light! >> reporter: rushed to the ambulance, a medic asks for our camera light to help insert an iv. >> the rescue is finished! >> reporter: joy and pride. a small vikt little over death in this stricken city. terry moran abc news kathmandu, nepal. >> terry morean today, thank you. back here at home tonight, to the severe weather in the past 24 hours, from texas to florida, the flash floods drenching rains, dramatic rescues to show you. including this one outside dallas. a mother and daughter that are car no match for the powerful waters. a firefighter swept up in the current, as well. all three are safe tonight. and now, a new threat this evening. those storms marching eastward. meteorologist ginger zee with the storm track. ginger? >> reporter: david, it has been a volatile day across much of florida. you can see right behind me, that's the water vapor imagery. central, southern florida with
that massive moisture moving over it. some of the storms have been strong. and one to even three inches of rain has already fallen. now, the heaviest rain is going to move to the north and east. central georgia, up through parts of south carolina and coastal north carolina. that's that two to three inches in the outer banks. david? >> ginger, thank you. we're going to turn now to that case before the supreme court tonight. the nine justices poised to rule on same sex marriage once and for all. do gay couples have the constitutional right to marry in all 50 states in same sex marriage legal in 37 states and washington, d.c. the majority of americans, 81%, 61% -- i should say, now support it. that's a sea change since 2004 when nearly the same percentage opposed it. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl at the supreme court tonight. >> we're not going to be judged by the constitution! >> we're not -- >> reporter: outside the supreme court today, a cacophony of
voices. while inside the justices debate whether to make marriage equality the law of the land. at stake, two big questions. do same sex couples have a constitutional right to marry? and if not, must states that ban gay marriage have to recognize same sex marriage licenses from other states? the chief justice framed it this way. >> if sue loves joe and tom loves joe, sue can marry him, and tom can't. why isn't that a straightforward question of sexual discrimination? >> reporter: all eyes are on justice kennedy, likely to the deciding vote. at first, he seemed skeptical about the court changing the long-standing view that marriage is between a man and a woman. >> this definition has been with us for millennia. and it's very difficult for the court to say, oh, well, we know better. >> reporter: but he was also critical of the opponents' argument that marriage is primarily about having children. >> you had some premise that only opposite sex couples can
have a bonding with the child. that's very interesting, but it's just a wrong premise. >> reporter: david, over 2 1/2 hours of arguments, the court seemed deeply divided with justice kennedy right in the middle. we'll know his decision and the court's decision, by june 30th. david? >> all right, jon karl in washington tonight. jon, thank you. we turn now to saudi arabia tonight, claiming it has stopped an attack on the u.s. embassy in riyadh. authorities there saying they arrested 93 suspects with ties to isis. the alleged plan calling for suicide bomb attacks. saudi arabia of course as we reported here taking part in u.s.-led air strikes against isis in iraq and in syria. back here at home tonight and to colorado now, that movie theater massacre three years ago. james holmes accused of opening fire killing a dozen people undergoing a transformation over time. tonight, of the 9,000 people interviewed for the jury the jurors who will now be in that courtroom deciding whether he lives or dies hearing dramatic
testimony today, and the 911 calls from survivors. abc's clayton sandell in colorado. >> reporter: 911 calls played today capture gunfire and chaos. >> there are people dead everywhere. one of the guys we came here with is dead. oh, my god. which way do we go? >> reporter: when the shooting stopped -- >> i knew he had been shot in the head. >> reporter: katie medley thought her husband caleb was dead. she was nine months pregnant. >> i grabbed caleb's hand and he actually squeezed my hand. and i told him that i loved him and that i would take care of our baby, if he didn't make it. >> reporter: caleb, still in surgery, missed the birth of his healthy son, hugo. today, he cannot walk. he lost an eye. and has trouble speaking. >> that guy was sane. >> reporter: both sides are battling over the admitted gunman's mental state. prosecutors playing video monday where he tells a psychiatrist dead victims are worth more than the injured.
>> i only count fatalities. >> reporter: the defense showing its own clips of holmes in jail. throwing himself off his bed, slamming into a wall. and david, late today, we heard from a veteran police sergeant who choked up describing his effort to save a 6-year-old girl who later died. he testified he's never seen anything like what he found in that theater. david? >> clayton sandell tonight from colorado. clayton, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday from baltimore. every driver's nightmare on the highway. look at this. your car breaks down. another driver not paying attention, crashing right into you. tonight, how everyone survived this. the phone call that made the difference. the big change coming to something that might be on your dinner table tonight. antibiotics used in chicken. and the iconic song just about everyone has heard. remembering the voice behind an all-time classic. we'll be right back.
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morning i'm cleaning for my city. >> reporter: these women who started at 5:00 this morning, helping store owners save what's left. volunteers handing out water to the national guardsmen and there, a child offering some to a police officer. and then the teachers we met, preparing to return. how do you explain this to the kids when you go back to school tomorrow? >> this is their neighborhood. baltimore is not, you know what you see on tv. there's a lot of positiveity going on in your community. >> the teachers can't wait to hug those children. we thank you for watching here tonight. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back from new york tomorrow night. until then have a good evening. good night.