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>> we'll see you at 6:00, and michael tonight, several developing stories as we come on. shot in the back. the family of stephon clark releasing their autopsy, showing the unarmed black man who was shot eight times by sacramento police. at least six of those shots in his back. not guilty. the wife of the pulse gunman, omar mateen, cleared in court. why the jury decided she had no connection to the nightclub massacre. more trouble for the president's cabinet. what abc news has learned about the epa administrator, scott pruitt. the sweetheart real estate deal involving the wife of an energy lobbyist, and a 911 call. a senior white house official calling the situation beyond frustrating. plunging to earth, the space junk crashing toward the earth's atmosphere. we have new timing for that possible strike, and what are the chances someone gets hurt? >> reporter: the breaking news
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out of hollywood. arnold schwarzenegger undergoing emergency surgery. and his miracle on ice. the accountant pulled from the stands, called in to play professional hockey. how he saved the game. and good evening. welcome to "world news tonight." i'm tom llamas in for david. and we begin with the results of a private autopsy on stephon clark, the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in sacramento. an infrared camera and helicopter, you see it there, showing clark running through his neighborhood into his grandmother's backyard. a police bodycam then recording officers firing 20 times. tonight, that new autopsy revealing that clark was struck eight times, including six bullets to his back. the police had said they fired at clark because he was charging towards them. the new autopsy raising doubts about that claim. abc's kayna whitworth starts us off from sacramento. >> reporter: tonight, an independent autopsy commissioned by the family of stephon clark
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revealing the 22-year-old may have been shot eight times during a police encounter that has sparked waves of protest. >> each one of these bullets independently possessed a fatal capacity. >> reporter: the examination was performed by pathologist dr. bennet omalu, famous for his studies of chronic head trauma in professional football players. he says the findings suggest that clark was standing sideways when the first shot was fired. >> and the injuries caused made him, shoved him around, and he turned around, and his back was facing the officers. >> reporter: the family's autopsy claiming six bullets hit clark in the back, and a seventh to his side. >> show your hands. gun, gun, gun! >> reporter: police fire 20 rounds at clark who is unarmed while they were responding to a report of vandalism. the sacramento police officers association has defended the
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actions of the officers calling them justified, saying clark took a shooting stance and pointed an object at the police officers. what they later found was a cell phone. after the shooting, police bodycam video showing officers waiting nearly six minutes for backup before performing cpr. had the officers not waited nearly six minutes to give him medical attention do you think stephon would still be here today? >> whether you are fatally wounded or not, you should receive immediate and timely medical and surgical attention. >> kayna joins us now. the lawyer for the clark family says these findings through the police account into dispute? >> reporter: yeah. the police account is that clark is moving toward them, but the clark family lawyer saying tonight that this autopsy proves that narrative to be inaccurate. now police not commenting on today's finding as they await the official report from the county coroner, tom. >> kayna with those new developments tonight. kayna, thank you. and there is breaking news
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in the deadly police shooting of alton sterling in baton rouge. tonight police releasing new and sometimes graphic video of the encounter that led to that fatal shooting and the department taking action to discipline those officers. abc's steve osunsami is there in baton rouge. >> reporter: after nearly two years of holding onto these violent images, baton rouge police late tonight are releasing every frame they have of the arrest that led to the death of alton sterling. security videos from the corner store where he was killed in july of 2016 show how he was in front of the store selling homemade cds. officers howie lake and blane salamoni arrive, responding to a 911 call that sterling was threatening someone with a gun. these pictures are from officer salamoni's bodycam. for the first time, we're seeing what happens before sterling is killed. it gets physical fast. sterling is hit with a stun gun, and gets back up. you see officer salamoni react, and tackle him to the ground. at one point, sterling says he has a gun, and salamoni hears this as a threat.
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he shoots and kills sterling seconds later. tonight, the police chief here fired blane salamoni, and suspended officer lake. >> these actions were not minor deviations from policy. as they contributed to the outcome that resulted in the death of another human being. >> reporter: the sterling family says salamoni should be in jail. >> alton didn't die in vain. this horrible thing that everybody will see, that the whole world will see, is the truth. it's the clearest example ever of what black people around the country complain of all the time with overaggressive officers. >> steve osunsami joins us live now from baton rouge, and tonight, steve, the chief of police there with a message to try and help calm the tension with some residents? >> reporter: that's right, tom. all of this is coming after the prosecutor in this case announced there will be no charges filed against these two officers.
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that black chief of police spoke to cameras just a moment ago begging residents to respect his officers as they want to be respected, telling them if they have an encounter with police not to resist. tom? >> steve osunsami with that new video tonight. steve, thank you. next to the stunning verdict in orlando. the widow of the pulse nightclub attacker found not guilty of helping carry out the worst terror attack in america since 9/11. the jury siding with noor salman's defense describing her as a victim. afterward with her lawyers about to go free. omar mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 in the name of isis before he was killed by police. abc's victor oquendo is there in orlando. >> reporter: tonight, the wife of orlando gunman omar mateen, walking out of court a free woman, found not guilty of helping her husband carry out a terrorist attack. >> we knew from day one she was innocent and thank god it came out. >> reporter: noor salman sobbing as the verdict was read as victims sat silent.
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prosecutors argued the 31-year-old mother knew what her husband was planning, going with him to scout targets and buy ammunition. showing the jury video of mateen the night of the massacre at one of those potential targets orlando's disney springs, where prosecutors say he planned to hide an ar-15 in this stroller, but they said he was spooked by police presence, and went to pulse instead, but the defense says that last-minute decision meant there was no way his wife could have known. >> when we looked at all of the facts, it was clear that she didn't know. >> reporter: prosecutors said salman misled fbi agents during 11 hours of questioning before signing this statement saying, "i wish i could have done the right thing, but my fear and reality was holding me back." but her statements were not recorded in that interrogation without a lawyer. in the end, jurors were swayed by the defense who argued salman was easily intimidated, an abused wife and simple-minded woman with a low iq. outside the pulse nightclub today, some of those who lost loved ones gathering to voice their disappointment with the verdict. >> one of the things that i
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wanted today was some sense of closure. >> you didn't get that? >> no. i don't have that. >> reporter: some here outside pulse nightclub flatout angry with the outcome, and telling me now that the trial is over, it's time to move forward. noor salman is expected to move back to california to continue life with her son who is now 5 years old. tom? >> victor oquendo for us. victor, thank you. let's turn now to politics and the new controversy surrounding epa chief, scott pruitt. this time over an apartment he rented from the wife of a top energy lobbyist. pruitt is already under fire for lavish travel spending. a senior white house official calling developments, quote, beyond frustrating. and tonight, abc news has learned a member of pruitt's security detail had to break into that department when they couldn't reach him. abc's mary bruce with the new details. >> reporter: tonight, the white house is facing new questions about an alleged sweetheart real estate deal by epa administrator
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scott pruitt, already under scrutiny for lavish spending. >> this appears to be way, way over the line. i mean, ethical blindness taken to the next degree, and i wish it were a surprise, but it's not. >> reporter: when he first moved to washington, pruitt lived in this apartment. the owner? the wife of a personal friend. a top energy lobbyist who has multiple clients doing business with the epa. pruitt reportedly paid $50 dollars a night to rent only one room, in this two-bedroom apartment, far under market-value. similar apartments go for $6,000 a month, but sources tell abc news he used the entire unit. and that his daughter, a white house intern at the time, stayed in the other bedroom, free of charge. in a statement, the epa's senior ethics official says she did not "conclude that this is a prohibited gift at all. it was a routine business transaction and permissible even if from a personal friend." and the lobbyist tells us he has had no direct contact with the epa. and now abc news has learned of this bizarre incident at the apartment last year. >> i need an ambulance please. >> reporter: an urgent 911 call.
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>> they say he's unconscious and unresponsive. >> reporter: pruitt's protective detail breaking down the door. inside, the cabinet secretary unresponsive. >> three medics to respond, an unconscious person. >> reporter: the epa is not commenting on the incident, but sources tell us pruitt was just napping. for weeks, pruitt has been under fire for his lavish travel habits. since taking office, he has spent at least $118,000 on mostly first class travel. in june, a grinning pruitt stepped off this military charter in new york on his way to catch a flight to rome. red carpet and all. >> and mary joins us now from outside that apartment building. and mary, taxpayers are going to have to cover the repair to that door. could this be a breaking point for pruitt? >> reporter: yeah, tom. the epa has had to pay back the cost of this knocked down door, and we have heard from one top white house official who is clearly frustrated with these growing questions about pruitt suggesting this could put a target on his back, but we also know that pruitt is one of the president's favorites and
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tonight, so far, no word of what trump makes of these growing questions, tom. >> we have to wait and see. mary bruce, thank you. next to the mounting tensions between russia and the u.s. tonight, the kremlin announcing the test launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile called by critics, satan 2. are they risking a new arms race? abc's chief fwloeglobal affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, joins us now from washington. and martha, that new missile test comes as two planes are standing by ready to take off with expelled diplomats back to moscow. >> reporter: that's right, tom. those two russian government planes landed at washington's airport. a u-haul being unloaded next to it waiting for those 60 diplomats to get on board and get out of the country. all in response to the nerve agent attack on the former russian spy and his daughter in britain, and in moscow, retaliation. it is 60 americans being sent home. this as russia released video of the test launch of a powerful
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new generation of nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, but abc news has confirmed that president trump warned vladimir putin earlier this month in a phone call, if you want to have an arms race, we can do that, but i'll win. nothing we want to think about, tom. >> strong words from the president. all right, martha. thank you. next, more advertisers pulling away from laura ingraham's fox news tv show after she mocked parkland school shooting survivor, david hogg, for being rejected by several colleges. ingraham has apologized to hogg, but some advertisers are holding her to account. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: parkland high school survivor david hogg says the apology from fox news anchor laura ingraham is too little too late. >> i'll only accept laura's apology when she apologizes to all the individuals she's hurt in her professional career. >> reporter: this 17-year-old turned national voice for gun laws -- >> we say no more! >> reporter: -- first appeared on ingraham's show on the night of the parkland shooting.
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>> there is a serious issue in this country that we all need to face. >> reporter: but he is now calling for companies to boycott the conservative commentator after ingraham taunted hogg on twitter earlier this week about being turned down by several colleges. writing, "david hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it." hogg immediately fired back, tweeting, "sooooo @ingrahamangle what are your biggest advertisers? asking for a friend. #boycottingramadverts." just today, office depot adding its name to the growing list of companies pulling the plug on ads on her nightly show on fox news. ingraham did apologize to hogg in a tweet for any upset or hurt she may have caused to, quote, the brave victims of parkland, that we reached out to fox news for comment, and they referred us to that tweet, tom. >> lindsey, thanks. we're tracking a new storm tonight. extreme cold for the spring holiday weekend with blizzard conditions in the northern plains tonight. snow falling before dawn in fargo, north dakota, and causing accidents in warhead, minnesota.
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take a look at that. the coldest easter sunday in decades for chicago and minneapolis before the cold moves east. abc news senior meteorologist, rob marciano is here, and rob, we're almost in april and still talking about snow. >> even for fargo, this is unusual this late in the game, tom. we have blizzard warnings, and winter storm warnings for much of the upper midwest. system will bring in probably four to eight inches of snow there. wind through chicago as well. not a lot for the east coast, but everybody will get a piece of this cold, including chicago and minneapolis. easter sunday morning, windchills of one many and nine in chicago. monday and tuesday, in april, wow. >> all right, rob. thanks so much. and tonight, christians are marking the high holy days. in rome, pope francis presided over a good friday ritual. the candle lit procession ending at the coliseum. there is much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the breaking news today out of
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hollywood. arnold schwarzenegger undergoing emergency open heart surgery. an update on his condition. plus, the shootout in the barbershop. officers and bystanders ducking for cover when gunfire erupts. you will see what happened next. and the space junk crashing towards the earth's atmosphere. this weekend, what you need to know about where and when it could strike. stay with us. know about where and when it could strike. stay with us. . stay with us. risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but no matter where i ride, i go for my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'll go for that too. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus had less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily... and it may take longer than usual
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still, debris could land over parts of the u.s. from northern california to new york. the odds of getting hit by piece of falling space junk, experts say, 1 in a trillion. you are 89 more times to be struck by lightning and attacked by a shark. bill nye is not too worried. >> the chances of this relatively small object landing on you are really infinitesimal. >> reporter: the latest prediction is sunday morning just after 11:00 eastern with a less than 24-hour window, but exactly where is anyone's guess, tom. >> that's a big question. thanks so much. when we come back, that fire fight inside a san francisco barbershop. and the biggest name inside sports right now. sister jean is back. what she revealed about saying her prayers for the ramblers. stay with us. says about saying her prayers for the ramblers. stay with us. ay with us. then i realized something was missing... me. my symptoms were keeping me from being there.
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♪ from only the thickest, juiciest heinz tomatoes. no one grows ketchup like heinz™. finally tonight, 36-year-old scott foster, once just a modest accountant. now a legend on ice. >> look at the euphoria for this kid that nobody knew before tonight. >> reporter: the man behind the mask has a story to tell.
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so let's start from the beginning. >> i am an accountant by day. so a few hours ago, i was sitting at a computer, and now i'm standing in front of you guys, and i just finished 14:30 of hockey. >> reporter: in the middle of tax season, this accountant by day turned into a sports superhero by night. >> there is 36-year-old scott foster who came to the rink as the substitute goalie. would be available to either team should either club have both goalies get hurt. >> reporter: and that's exactly what happened. both of the blackhawk goalies went down. >> and he makes his first save. >> reporter: that's right. a regular joe suiting up, and not only playing with the professionals, but shutting down the winnipeg jets. nothing getting by this human brick wall. >> and look at scott foster, he comes in and makes seven stops in a row to preserve a victory. >> reporter: his amateur team gathering to watch one of their own go from their home rink to the united center in primetime. >> well the initial shock
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happened when i had to dress. and then i think you just kinda black out after that. >> reporter: and after that big win, a locker room celebration. foster getting the blackhawk belt awarded to the game's best player. foster now goes back to accounting, but will stay on the emergency goalie rotation, ready for the rare call to suit up even if it never happens again. >> this is a dream. this is something no one can ever take away from me. it's something i can go and tell my kids and they can tell their friends. just a ton of fun and a lot of good memories. >> foster making such an impact. his number 90 jersey now on sale. the campaign called, foster for the people. thanks so much for watching tonight. i'm tom llamas. have a great evening. good night. m tom llamas. have a great evening. good night. good night. . ha new at 6:00 tonight, watch
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and learn. a deadly crash driving a stretch of a tesla model x. >> he was shot in the back six times. >> a world famous doctor explains what the evidence shows about the death of stephon clark and how it compares to what police say happened. i am michael finney. i am finding consumers unclaimed cash. i see what the issue is. yeah, that line in the pavement could be a problem. >> could tesla's autopilot have contributed to a fiery crash. thank you for joining us, i am ama daetz. >> i am eric thomas in for dan ashley. one week since eric
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>> the chp told me today its crash investigation should take six months and no one including tesla is confirming that the autopilot was on during the crash. >> reporter: 38-year-old huang was a father of two. his family told me walter had complained that on seven occasions. tesla would not tell me whether auto pilot was in use at the time of the crash. based on the number of investigators in the case, including some from the national transportation safety board. >>


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