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tonight, breaking news. showdown at the border. the energized crowds growing around a border crossing. a caravan of hundreds of migrants from central america set to collide with u.s. immigration laws. president trump's order to keep them out. families risking separation. will anyone be allowed in? stealing the spotlight. president trump's fiery rally attacking democrats and the media, as backlash grows over personal jokes made at the white house correspondent's dinner about some of the president's top staffers. nuclear vow. kim jong-un's promise to shut down north korea's nuclear test site in may. his new message to president trump. inside the manhunt. the suspected cop killer caught after an intense four-day search through the woods. the big mistake that led police to his hideout. facebook scam warning.
the authentic looking alert telling you you've just won big money. how the scammers are using your own information against you. and, skydiving scare. the crash landing, and emergency rescue. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with breaking news at the southern border of california. president trump's tough immigration policy being put to the test at this hour. the caravan carrying central american migrants seeking asylum. the u.s. in sight but still out of reach. nearly 200 people, mostly women and children, expected to turn themselves over to agents, claiming to have escaped life-threatening conditions at home. supporters rallying on both sides of the san diego border. marci gonzalez leads us off.
>> reporter: tonight, the border showdown. some protesters scaling the border fence. supporters cheering on as nearly 200 migrants defiantly approached the u.s. border seeking asylum, hoping this is the end of a grueling month-long journey from honduras, salvador and guatemala through mexico. traveling by train, bus and on foot, leading here to the san diego border. in tijuana, and just feet away in california, celebrations and protests this weekend. >> if they really wanted asylum, they would have claimed asylum in mexico. >> reporter: greeting those hundreds of migrants, now here, they say, seeking asylum away from gang violence, lgbt persecution and other dangers back home. >> you see kids, you see mothers, you see men like me. we're fighting for a better future. >> reporter: but president trump has been warning for weeks that this caravan needs to be stopped.
>> are you watching that mess that's going on right now with the caravan coming up? >> reporter: using their story to help push his border security goals, the president ordering the deployment of hundreds of national guard troops along the u.s./mexican line. tonight, at our country's busiest border crossing, these migrants now facing uncertain futures. >> they are prepared for the possibility they could be separated by immigration authorities. >> marci gonzalez joins us live now. marci, you're hearing that officials on the border say they've reached capacity, and won't be able to take in additional people for processing? >> reporter: that's right, tom. officials say they won't let anyone else in until they get more space and resources. and those who will eventually be processed are being warned that they could be sent back. this as officials say some who were in that same caravan entered the u.s. illegally earlier this weekend. tom. >> marci gonzalez for us tonight, marci, thank you.
now to president trump attempting to steal the spotlight from the annual white house correspondents' dinner. the president skipping the event for the second year in a row, holding a rally in washington, michigan, and going on attack on the media. at the same time, michelle wolf making headlines at the podium. some saying she crossed the line, tearing into the president and white house staff, including sarah sanders and kellyanne conway both at the event. tara palmeri is at the white house. >> reporter: president trump upstaging the high profile white house correspondents' dinner with his own road show. >> by the way, is this better than that phony washington white house correspondents' dinner? is this more fun? >> reporter: in the battleground state of michigan, the president taking aim at his favorite targets. >> we need to drain the swamp. >> reporter: still fuming that his nominee to lead the v.a., white house doctor ronny jackson, was forced to withdraw his name from consideration. >> what jon tester did to this man is a disgrace. >> reporter: focusing his
frustration on democratic senator jon tester of montana for revealing embarrassing allegations about jackson. >> we need to vote against guys like jon tester that can destroy a man with innuendo. and we have to be very careful with the press, because they do the same thing. >> reporter: in the raucous 80-minute rally, trump beat the drum for stronger borders. >> we need security and we need the wall. >> reporter: even threatening a government shutdown. >> if we don't get border security, we have no choice. we'll close down the country, because we need border security. >> trump is president, it's not ideal. >> reporter: back in washington, at the correspondents' dinner, comedian michelle wolf brutally roasted the president and his staff. some, like kellyanne conway, were in attendance. >> all she does is lie. it's like that old saying -- if a tree falls in the woods, how do we get kellyanne under that tree? >> reporter: and getting personal about sarah sanders,
who was just feet away on the stage. >> she burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye. like, maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies. >> reporter: president trump tweeting that the comedian, quote, bombed. many criticizing wolf for crossing the line. former white house press secretary sean spicer calling the event a "disgrace." and ex-communications director anthony scaramucci doubling down. >> what happened last night was an atrocity. >> tara joins us live now from the white house. tara, a report out that dr. ronny jackson won't be returning to his role as white house physician. your sources are telling you now he's taking on a different role? >> reporter: that's right. he's out, but a white house official tells me he will be returning to the white house medical unit, and not as the president's personal physician. dr. shawn connolly who took on the role while he was going through the confirmation process will continue as the president's
doctor, tom? >> tara, thank you. we ahead overseas. north korea's new vow ahead of the proposed summit with president trump after his historic meeting with south korea's president, promising to shut down his nuclear test site in may, promising to do it in the open. skeptics worry about taking north korea at its word. here's abc's james longman. >> reporter: tonight, the prospects for peace seemingly one step closer. north korean leader kim jong-un with a new pledge. he will allow u.s. and south korean experts to watch the secretive regime close down its nuclear test site, punggye-ri, in may. telling his southern neighbor he'd even let journalists come to the facility to ensure transparency. and that president trump will realize he is "not that kind of person to shoot missiles at the united states." south korean officials say these new promises were made during friday's historic summit where the north and south committed to the "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula. president trump making it clear where he thinks credit is due.
>> they were saying, "what do you think president trump had to do with it?" i'll tell you what. like, how about everything. >> reporter: but there's reason for caution. north korea has broken promises before. speaking exclusively on "this week," new secretary of state mike pompeo, who weeks ago secretly traveled to meet kim, saying the administration knows the risks. >> we're not going to take promises. we're not going to take words. we're going to look for actions and deeds. >> reporter: and with the stage set in the next few weeks for a trump/kim summit, pompeo saying the north korean leader will soon have a big decision to make. >> president trump has put economic pressure on the north koreans and it appears to have given us this opening, this real opportunity for something that would be transformative for the world if we can achieve it. >> reporter: we still don't know where president trump will meet with kim jong-un. singapore is a possibility, maybe even mongolia. lots of symbolic gestures so far. the real work is still ahead.
tom? >> james longman for us tonight, james, thank you. back here at home, new details about the suspected cop killer captured after an intense manhunt in maine. john williams, caught after four days on the run. here's linzie janis. >> reporter: this photo of suspected cop killer john williams, his head forcibly raised, taken within moments of his capture by law enforcement officers in maine. >> he would not raise his head to the camera, so we simply raised his head so we can take a picture and get it back to confirm his identity. >> reporter: authorities escorting an emaciated looking williams out of the woods where he was hiding, now revealing they had been tracking him for days. >> throughout the week, we found tracks that appeared to be fresh. >> reporter: more than 200 officers from 28 agencies searched rugged, wooded terrain on foot, and in the air. a seven-man team eventually discovering williams near a campsite saturday afternoon, just four and a half miles from
where corporal eugene cole's body was found. police say williams killed corporal cole early wednesday, just days after the deputy was involved in arresting williams' girlfriend on drug charges. tonight corporal cole's family and an entire community relieved. >> it was amazing how people were driving by my house beeping their horns. everyone was beeping their horns coming by. the whole town was celebrating with me. >> reporter: when they arrested williams, they used corporal eugene cole's handcuffs. williams is due in court this week. tom? >> thank you. next, to the severe storm threats targeting the center of the country beginning tomorrow. possible tornadoes and large hail stretching from texas to north dakota. and the tornado threat extending through the week. let's get right to weather anchor sam champion. you were just telling me there's a strange weather pattern in this part of the country this year? >> in april, may, and june, they're our peak tornado months.
zero tornados in oklahoma and kansas, the heart of the tornado belt, in all of april. but that's likely to change in the first few days of may and we'll show you why. the storms on monday, warm air is blitzing across the country. then tuesday, a tight little ball of storms. omaha all the way to bellevue likely to be strong storms but wednesday is our big tornado threat. kansas city, wichita, joplin, wichita falls could be a day of tough tornados. here's the warm air, 80 degrees from dallas to minneapolis on monday. later in the week, look at the numbers for the midatlantic and northeast. very close to 90 degrees. >> we're going to keep our eye on the midwest. sam, thanks so much. new developments in the case making national headlines. the grandmother accused of murdering two people making her first court appearance in florida. prosecutors said she killed her husband and another woman, then stole her identity. police following her trail for weeks. here's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: the 56-year-old female fugitive -- a grandmother -- believed to be
behind two murders. today, expressionless before a florida judge and saying very little. >> would you like to be screened for the services of a public defender? >> sure. >> reporter: lois riess, listening by phone during her first appearance, while prosecutors allege she's psychotic and refuses to take her medication. she's in the sunshine state facing several charges following the death of pamela hutchinson. police say she befriended the 59-year-old hutchinson, who they call a look alike and then killed her. >> this homicide was committed in order for assuming the identity of the victim. >> reporter: authorities allege rece was using hutchinson's i.d. and car. on the run since her husband was found shot and killed in minnesota, initially taking off in the family car. she seems to ask for directions in this video. >> you take 35?
>> reporter: police capturing her in texas near the mexico border. >> she looks like anybody's mother or grandmother, yet she's an absolute cold blooded murderer. >> reporter: she's being held without bond. it's possible she could face further charges. minnesota authorities say they'll wait for the florida case to wrap up, then will try her separately in minnesota for murdering her husband. >> thank you. the teacher rebellion stretching across thers in arizd colorado waging battles for better pay and increased funding. here's zachary kiesch. >> reporter: you can feel it and hear it in the streets. they want respect. thousands of teachers from two states marching for higher pay and more classroom funding. >> we deserve better. our students deserve better. our future deserves better. >> reporter: in arizona, teacher walkouts that already shut down entire school districts last week, now expected to stretch into monday.
education funding there slashed by more than $4.5 billion. and in colorado, a sea of red at the capitol, fighting for more money. the state underfunding schools by $822 million. one teacher telling abc's clayton sandell conditions at her suburban denver high school are dire. >> i'm using the same textbooks that i used my first year of teaching, almost 20 years ago, that i'm using now. >> reporter: rhiannon wenning says her salary doesn't cut it. and with the rising cost of living, she's taking up a second job as an uber driver. >> our water is not safe enough for our students to drink. you can see we have signs on our drinking fountains that say please do not drink from them because at least lead. >> reporter: teachers in arizona and colorado are hoping their protests will have the same impact as strikes in oklahoma and west virginia where teachers were able to achieve more pay and more funding for the classroom. tom? >> thank you. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. the late-night heist. a gang of crooks crashing into a
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like 12-year-old julianna who was born with the same condition. she and her much bigger friend, both determined to make sure its their ability that defines them. so of course, she was rooting for him in this year's nfl draft. >> i can't wait to cheer you on in the nfl. good luck! >> reporter: well, you guessed it. in the fifth round, on the fourth pick, the call came. >> shaquem griffin. >> reporter: shaquem, now part of the 2% of college players who get drafted to the nfl. >> if somebody says you can't do something, you're going to prove them wrong regardless. >> reporter: what's more, suiting up alongside his twin brother for the seattle seahawks. power and grace and determination, along with an amazing talent for beating the odds. john donvan, abc news. >> thank you for watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir is right back here tomorrow night. have a great evening. good night. david muir is right back here