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come on the air. the faa ordering immediate emergency inspections of hundreds of boeing 737s after the deadly mid air explosions. we have breaking news from north korea. what they have just announced when it comes to nuclear and missile tests. our team standing by. the deadly police ambush. two sheriff deputies gunned down. on this day of national walk outs. the school shooting. the gunman walked into the school. james comey's memos now made public. tonight which side does it help? the video of prince in his final hours revealed looking frail as he entered his doctor's office.
the fugitive grandma on the run accused of two murders. the audio, you'll hear her asking how to get to the next state. diane sawyer here tonight, her investigation, the me too movement. we ask about the women across the country working in restaurants and hotels. descrip what they endured. good evening on this friday night. we begin with north korea just a moments ago. kim jong-un saying he'll shut down a nuclear test sight. this comes as president trump said a face-to-face meeting with him could happen within weeks. martinez, this headline if true is significant. >> it is david. this is one of the conditions
the u.s. insisted on and the north said it will comply suspending all nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests. they said they'll shut down a nuclear test sight. the u.s. beliefs the north is close to if not capable of launching a missile that can reach as far as washington. it's all in preparation for the meeting with donald trump and kim jong-un. next week kim is meeting with south korea's president. this comes after mike pompeo made that secret trip. >> martha, you took note the president said he reserves the right to walk out of the room if it's not going well. >> he did say that. they're trying to set this up
for success. >> martha raddatz leading us you have. in the meantime we move on to the other developing story. the faa ordering emergency inspections of hundreds of 737s after the deadly explosion on a southwest flight. linzie janis on what they're looking for. >> reporter: tonight the faa requiring inspections within 20 days. it comes after a broken fan blade on the left engine of the southwest flight caused the deadly explosion killing jennifer reardon who was nearly sucked out of the plane. >> everybody breathe, we are almost there! cfm international, which makes the engines, says the directive affects 352 engines in the us and 681 worldwide. airlines say they inspected more hand 150 already. the manufacturer says those inspections should be repeated roughly every two years.
after a similar incident in 2016 also on a southwest jet the faa originally proposed inspecting 220 of the heavily used engines. they never finalized that directive. >> finally after 20 months the faa found a reason to unclog this mess. the death of ms. rearden that did it. >> reporter: meanwhile, southwest releasing this video overnight showing its already accelerated its own inspections of the engines ahead of today's announcement. >> putting out their own images. linzie janis with us live. you have a copy of the directive there. the faa is worried this could happen again. what are they looking for? >> wear and tears on the fan blades similar to what they saw on flight 1380. they're calling for the inspections because they believe the problem could develop on other engines of the same
>> thank you linzie. we're learning more about the deaths of two sheriff deputies in florida. victor oquendo on the scene for us tonight. >> reporter: tonight, our first look inside the restaurant where two florida deputies were gunned down. cups and napkins still on the table, two bullet holes in the window, blood stains too graphic to show. >> both deputies were on duty they were in uniform. those two heroes walked in there to have a meal together and they were ambushed. >> reporter: investigators say they still don't know why the shooter entered the ace china restaurant and opened fire. identified as 59-year-old john highnote. police say they found him dead inside his car from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. investigators say the shooter parked around the corner, walked up to this restaurant went inside and opened fire. authorities today at his home searching for a motive. the windows boarded up, garage door apparently blown out. police say they don't believe either deputy had a relationship with highnote. >> the gilchrist county
sheriff's office had no idea what drove this man to this cowardly act. blue flags honoring the two fallen officers flying throughout trenton, florida 29-year-old veteran sergeant noel ramirez, leaving behind a wife and two children. and 25-year-old deputy taylor lindsey on the force for more than three years. the sheriff calling them the best of the best. >> victor joins us outside the restaurant. it's a very close knit community and they want answers tonight. >> the gilchrist sheriff has less than 30 departments on the force. they're taking it hard. neighboring law enforcement agencies have stepped into help. >> thank you victor. when national walk outs were planned students demanding help on gun violence in schools, another school shooting. students bar indicating themself in classrooms.
tonight our first look at the 19-year-old suspect and all of this came just as they were preparing to demonstrate at that school. here's steve osunsami tonight. >> put your hands up, put your hands up. >> reporter: listen closely, and you can hear the panic today as police cleared classrooms. >> you're safe. everything is fine. >> reporter: students at forest high school in central florida were just about to join their peers across the country, walking out of school to protest gun violence, when the issue hit home. just after 8:30 a.m. police say 19-year-old sky bouche who didn't attend classes here, managed to get into the main building and opened fire on a 17-year-old student, shooting him in the ankle. school resource officer deputy jim long was there in three minutes and took the accused gunman into custody.
>> reporter: in classrooms across the school, this was not a drill. >> forest is on lockdown right now. >> reporter: parents were told to pick their children up at a nearby church. mothers and fathers were crying. police report that the student who was shot did not suffer life tlae threatening wounds. >> steve osunsami, thank you. james comey's memos now made public. many details we hadn't heard before. among them the president's concern about michael flynn that he lacked judgment. here's jonathan karl tonight. >> reporter: 15 pages of meticulous description, written in real time, detailing the interactions of a president and an fbi director. james comey wrote the first one the day he met the president-elect, briefing him at trump tower. >> i just wanted to get it done and get out of there. >> reporter: as soon as he got back to his car, comey started typing. noting, "i wrote this less than five minutes after the meeting
and have tried to use actual words spoken." he recounts briefing trump on the so-called steele dossier that claimed the russians had videotaped trump with prostitutes in moscow. comey writes, "trump interjected, 'there were no prostitutes. there were never prostitutes.'" in a later meeting at the white house, comey writes "the president said 'the hookers thing' is nonsense but that putin had told him 'we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.'" the russians deny that conversation ever took place. although a few weeks earlier, as putin was rejecting the allegations in the dossier, he added this. russian prostitutes are, quote, "the best in the world, obviously." the comey memos also recount the now famous meeting in the oval office where the president allegedly urged his fbi director to go easy on fired national security advisor michael flynn, telling comey, "i hope you can let this go." but in another memo, comey writes that trump "has serious reservation about mike flynn's judgment."
he says trump was infuriated flynn waited days to inform him that a foreign leader, who's name is redacted, had called to congratulate him on his inauguration. >> let's get to jon karl from west palm beach. jon you reported the name of the foreign leader who called to congratulate president trump was redacted. you've learn who it was. >> i'm told it was vladimir putin. because of the delay he didn't get a call back from president trump for six days. according to comey the president told him if he had to wait six days for a return call he would be upset. >> meantime the democratic party with a new line of attack to hold russia and others accountable. their own lawsuit claiming the conspiracy, the wikileaks and the trump campaign that c conspired to hurt their party.
here's mary bruce. >> reporter: the democratic party tonight is launching its own legal attack against the president. alleging that russia, the trump campaign, and wikileaks conspired to damage hillary clinton and tilt the presidential election to donald trump. >> wikileaks, i love wikileaks. >> reporter: calling it "an act of unprecedented treachery," the dnc lawsuit pieces together previously known reports. ranging from contacts between close associates of the trump campaign and russian officials, to wikileaks' hack of the dnc's emails and their leak of damaging information. >> it's been amazing what's coming out on wikileaks. another one came in today. this wikileaks it's like a treasure trove. >> reporter: the multi-million dollar suit does not name president trump, but it does go after his inner circle, including his son and son-in-law. if the case moves forward, the president and his top aides could be forced to answer questions under oath. >> so let's get to mary bruce live in washington tonight. mary, the trump campaign and now the president responding moments ago.
>> the trump campaign tonight is calling this a sham lawsuit and the president just tweeting saying this can be good news in he'll now counter. democrats clearly eager to have their day in court. many of these trump aides are tied up in the special counsel's probe meaning any depositions could be a ways away. >> overseas tonight what could be a glimmer of hope for a journalist kidnapped in syria two years ago. two senior officials telling abc news suggest that austin thies may be alive. the fbi tonight now offering a $1 million reward for information leading to his return home. next here to a diane sawyer investigation. we've been reporting on the me too movement in the country. for months diane's team asking what about the women across the country working in restaurants and hotels.
tonight hear their eye opening and honest descriptions of what they've endured. >> housekeeping. >> reporter: there is a silent, invisible force of workers tonight. messages from room cleaners, housekeepers asking us to tell their story. >> every time that i'm going to the room, i say, "oh my god, what's going to happen today." >> reporter: one and a half million of them. 88% female. they tell us for everyone who speaks, so many more are just too afraid of getting fired. >> completely naked and told me welcome. >> he took off his robe. >> reporter: we met esthela, who says we have no idea what housekeepers face. telling us about one male guest who asked her for extra towels. >> i ring the bell many times. nobody, i was like he's not here. i get the towels, fold them nicely, put them in the bathroom. >> reporter: he was waiting
there. >> he was nude. i said what? >> reporter: she thinks people thought she was overreacting. >> guests think we're in the price. >> reporter: this is jetmira, who shows us the daily athletic challenge. >> we have to do 14 rooms a day and 14 bathrooms. it's very, very hard work. >> reporter: she follows her training to knock three times and admits to being wary on what's the other >> you have a guest half naked and is just waiting behind the door, and you don't know -- >> reporter: and it was not an accident? >> no, it's not an accident. >> reporter: jetmira now has a new tool for protection, a panic button. and says now she feels safe. >> we can put it in our pocket, and nobody can see it. >> reporter: right. we found out it works.
in minutes security is at the door. >> okay. >> we were just testing it. >> okay. >> reporter: but as of tonight only about two percent of hotel workers have panic buttons. >> later tonight diane peeling back a mid even america, a special edition of 2020 right here. much more ahead, the stunning headline the famous performer dying at the age of 28. also the fugitive grandmother we've been reporting on. tonight hear the audio asking how to get to the next state and how she was captured. new images of prince in his final hours. the major question being asked tonight. honoring the life of barbara bush. hundreds of mourners paying their respects. you can see former president
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