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tonight, several breaking stories. the voting under way in indiana. will donald trump deliver his final knockout? and what trump said about ted cruz's father. the jfk says yags. and this mysterious photo. our reporter, one-on-one with ted cruz's father, outraged tonight. the horror playing out on a city bus, hijacked today. and tonight, police now pouring over this disturbing video. the bus driver attacked, passengers fleeing. the armed suspect taking off behind the wheel, and then making a deadly turn. deadly attack tonight. isis killing an american, a nayvilnay vil i have s.e.a.l. martha raddatz standing by. dramatic lightning strikes, giant hail. trees crushing cars and crashing into homes. millions in the threat zone this evening. and major new developments in the prince mystery tonight.
the emergency calls from prince's home. gli good evening. and we begin tonight with the race for the white house. this evening could very well be the night donald trump puts this republican nomination away for good. the polls in indiana closing moments from now, but even beforehand, ted cruz unleashing on trump in a way we have not yet seen in this campaign. it comes after donald trump talked about ted cruz's own father. after a photo was printed in a tabloid of jfk's assassin, lee harvey oswald, and the article asks if ted cruz's father is the man standing next to oswald. ted cruz tonight calling trump a serial fill land derrer. what ted cruz's father is now saying about that photo. abc's tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, with his whole campaign hanging in the balance, senator ted cruz ripping into donald trump as
never before. >> the man is utterly amoral. >> reporter: what set him off? this blaring headline in "the national enquirer", "ted cruz father linked to jfk assassination." the tabloid printing a 1963 image of kennedy assassin lee harvey oswald in new orleans, speculating the man standing next to him is cruz's father, rafael cruz. that was proof enough for donald trump. >> i think it's horrible. i think it's absolutely horrible. what was he doing with lee harvey oswald shortly before the death? before the shooting? it's horrible. >> reporter: but rafael cruz angrily denying he's the man in the photo, when i caught up with him today. tom llamas with abc news. how are you? >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: real quick. what did you think of donald trump and those allusions of that report, of you and lee harvey oswald? >> i haven't seen it. but it's ludicrous. it's ludicrous. i was never in new orleans at that time. that's typical of donald trump. >> reporter: his son, outraged. >> donald trump alleges that my
dad was involved in assassinating jfk. now, let's be clear. this is nuts. >> reporter: cruz then unloading a scathing barrage of personal attacks. >> i'm going to tell you what i really think of donald trump. >> reporter: calling trump a pathological liar, a narcissist and then this -- >> donald trump is a serial philanderer, and he boasts about it. talks about how great is it to commit adultery. how proud he is. describes his battles with venereal disease as his own personal vietnam. >> reporter: and it didn't stop there. >> morality does not exist for him. it's why he went after heidi directly and smeared my wife. attacked her. apparently she's not pretty enough for donald trump. >> reporter: trump tonight, calling cruz "desperate" and "unhinged." his son, don jr., tweeting cruz's, quote, meltdown reminded me of my 3-year-old coming off a
sugar high. >> and tom, regardless of indiana this evening, the math is impossible for ted cruz to land the nomination before the convention? >> reporter: david, that is right. but ted cruz was hoping a win in iowa could carry him further, to other states, including california and then to the convention. regardless of what happens tonight, win or lose, the ted cruz campaign says they are soldiering on tomorrow. david? >> tom llamas leading us off. tom, thank you. next, to the democrats, and to the math on their side. hillary clinton already looking past indiana, in fact, campaigning in the all-important swing state of ohio today. and bernie sanders vowing a contested convention anyway, with the math virtually impossible regardless of the results in indiana, to secure the nomination. abc's cecilia vega on what could happen, and she's in ohio tonight. >> i feel good. i just feel generally good. >> reporter: hillary clinton today sounding upbeat at the end of a tough fight. but in indiana, bernie sanders still seeing a glimmer of hope.
>> i don't think that a little bit of rain is going to keep people from indiana from casting their votes. >> reporter: but here's the reality. even if sanders wins a sweeping victory in indiana, it will still be virtually impossible for him to clinch the nomination. >> the facts are pretty clear. i'm 3 million votes ahead of him. 300 pledged delegates ahead of him. >> reporter: clinton hoping sanders will do what she did in 2008 and embrace unity at the convention. >> barack obama is my candidate and he must be our president. >> reporter: but sanders is vowing to fight on. >> the convention will be a contested contest. >> that video takes you right back to eight years ago. cecilia vega with us tonight. bernie sanders we just heard him, insisting he's going all the way to the convention. tonight, hillary clinton it clear that she's, quote, focused onto moving into the general election? >> reporter: she certainly is, david. her campaign is no longer
spending money on tv ads running in primary states. they are now raising money, lots of it, off of comments that donald trump has made about her, and as you said, she's not campaigning in indiana today. she's right here in ohio. that battleground state for the general election. david? >> cecilia, thank you. we turn next tonight to the other news, and to the city bus hijacked today with passengers onboard. and the terrifying moments that followed. it happened in washington, d.c., an armed man attacking the driver, then getting behind the wheel. the drama coming to a sudden and violent end, when the hijacker struck a man. tonight, authorities are now looking at a key piece of video. and abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has that video tonight. >> he ran over my boyfriend. >> reporter: as the bus hijacking comes to a dramatic, violent end, police descend on the scene, surrounding the suspect who's still inside. >> show me your hands. >> reporter: police will be poring over this difficult to watch video, recorded by a bystander on his cell phone.
only feet away, just out of frame, is the dying victim, run over by the bus. >> it was crazy. i don't know why people do that. very crazy. >> reporter: it all started at the quiet bus stop. the suspect got on here. no one anticipating what would happen next. within 30 seconds, all hell breaks loose. >> the bus proceeds to the next stop. the suspect attacks the driver. all passengers fled immediately. >> reporter: the suspect now in control. the bus, a moving weapon, races down d.c. streets, a quarter mile to its final, tragic destination. it was all over in just three minutes. the bus driver was wounded, and an unnamed pedestrian essentiallessly killed, by the still unidentified suspect now in custody. the motive, unknown. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> pierre, thank you. next tonight, a u.s. navy s.e.a.l., killed by isis in iraq. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz,
who traveled to that region, with new reporting now on the attack that took that american life. >> reporter: today, firefights throughout northern iraq. the one that left the navy s.e.a.l. dead, a coordinated isis attack on peshmerga forces isis fighters penetrating the front line with suicide truck bombs like these, then opening fire. where the s.e.a.l. had just arrived. locals saying he had been in this vehicle. after he took a direct hit, a medevac helicopter was called in, taking heavy fire, as well. the crew escaped injury. the peshmerga did manage to push back the isis forces with the help of american fighter jets and armed drones. >> it's a serious fight that we have to wage in iraq. >> reporter: and americans are getting closer to the fight every day. like the s.e.a.l., they now travel outside the larger bases
to smaller outposts, like the ones we visited recently, as they prepare to take back the isis-held town of mosul. the return of ground troops to iraq has been called a non-combat mission by the white house, but today's death was the third american combat death in the last two years, and with u.s. forces now closer to the fight, it will probably not be the last. david? >> martha raddatz, who knows that region so well. martha, thank you. next here this evening, to the severe weather at this hour. the storm watch from florida up through the carolinas, much of the east coast. 14 million americans in the trouble zone tonight. this time lapse of storm clouds romming in near winston-salem, north carolina. powerful winds downing trees and totaling cars in washington, d.c. and giant hail bouncing off the ground there in woodbridge, virginia. rob marciano standing by for us, but we begin with abc's linzie janis on the dangerous commute. >> reporter: tonight, relentless storms battering the east.
in the last 24 hours, the washington, d.c., area in the middle of it. >> wow. there's a quarter-sized piece out there. look at that. >> reporter: giant bolts of lightning over the washington monument and capitol hill. rain flooding roads. >> you can see cars only getting by in the far left of the three lanes. >> reporter: high winds taking down trees, smashing lucas pekarski's brand new car. >> that's my car under the tree, flat like a pancake. >> reporter: another close call in greensboro, north carolina. >> my mother was sitting right there. >> reporter: martha cook says she heard a small tree fall outside and decided to move her 87-year-old mother away from the window, just in time. >> i literally was dragging her though the house and we heard just tremendous noise, and a tree fell right where she was sitting. >> reporter: david, the severe threat continues in the southeast tonight, and here in the northeast, the rain is expected to last two more days. david? >> linzie, thank you. and we want to get right to meteorologist rob marciano,
tracking this for us. rob? >> reporter: david, more thunderstorms are expected across the mid-atlantic tonight, but a more threatening area is across parts of the carolinas and in through southeast georgia. severe thunderstorm watches up here until 9:00 and 10:00. big hail and more damaging winds possible. we're in this unsettled weather pattern. watch the maps here. this low actually stirs up more trouble tomorrow afternoon in new york. by 4:00, in through chicago, cincinnati. that system dives down to the south and east. one to two or three inches of rainfall through thursday, looks like friday looks to be fairly wet, as well. david? >> rob, thank you. tonight, here in new york city, fire department officials are now saying the fire that destroyed an historic church may have been started by candles. the serbian orthodox cathedral celebrating east ere on sunday. fire officials say caretaker mace have accidentally placed candles that were not completely put out into a cardboard box. the investigation continues. we turn in the meantime to breaking developments about zika in america tonight.
a pregnant woman in connecticut now the 36th expecting woman diagnosed with the virus right here at home. of course, the risk much greater for pregnant women, because we now know that the virus does cause birth defects. there are 426 confirmed cases in 43 states and d.c. though, all of them still from travel to infected zones. but with the summer now coming, new cases from mosquitos here in the u.s. are expected, and authorities are warning, be prepared. abc's steve osunsami at the cdc tonight with the strike teams they are now planning to deploy. >> reporter: the cases keep piling up. americans returning home from overseas infected with the zika virus. the latest tonight, a pregnant woman in connecticut. health officials are admitting this evening that cities and families are not going to be able to spray away the bugs that carry the disease. unlike most mosquitos that are effectively controlled with insecticides, scientists say the bugs that can carry zika are harder to kill.
they're not just outside, they're in the home, under furniture. and they don't just swarm or bite after sunset, they're active day and night. >> they like to stay indoors, as well as outdoors, which makes the outdoor spraying ineffective for those mosquitos. >> reporter: already, mosquitos with the virus are breeding in puerto rico, where 65 pregnant women are now infected and as hat risk for birth defects. the cdc is planning to fly strike zones to neighbors in the u.s., find pregnant women first, spray inside and outside their homes, add screens to windows and remove standing water. human testing for a vaccine now begins in september, but health officials say a vaccine is still at least three years away. david? >> steve osunsami, thank you. we turn next to new developments in the death of prince. investigators pouring over logs of police calls now from prince's home, outside minneapolis. abc's eva pilgrim, on the case again tonight. >> reporter: new tonight, authorities releasing this log
of more than 45 police calls on a variety of subjects regarding prince's paisley park complex, including one call from a woman in germany in 2011, concerned about prince's cocaine habits, saying that he advised her that he cannot control his habit. since the woman waited a year after the comments to contact authorities, police didn't find it to be credible and didn't investigate. ♪ authorities are investigating whether the star died of a drug overdose. sources say prescription medication was found on prince and in his home after he died, and that the singer was getting prescriptions from multiple doctors. but prince's friends standing up for the superstar. his former b eer bassist and cl friend saying these allegations of drug use just don't ring true. >> he was really careful with what he would put into his body. i've never seen him take anything. >> reporter: david, one of the calls police took was from a woman, claiming that she had a son with prince and she wanted that son to attend the funeral. police passed along the message. david? >> all right, thank you, eva.
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