tv ABC World News Tonight With David Muir ABC June 13, 2018 3:30pm-4:00pm PDT
tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the breaking news involving the president's former personal attorney and friend, michael cohen. abc news now reporting cohen is now likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors. his lawyers expected to leave the case. and tonight, we've learned one reason why. also tonight, president trump returning home from his historic summit with kim jong-un, and declaring north korea is "no longer a nuclear threat." the president tonight firing back at critics. many now saying he gave away too much, without a concrete timeline from kim jong-un. when will he destroy his nukes, and how will inspectors verify it? back home tonight, the raging fires destroying homes. the threat from california to colorado. families now using garden hoses
to try to protect their homes. mandatory evacuations for thousands under way tonight. today.right heoodsshortly afr taoff. and we're also following the power outage at a major american airport. the blackout causing major flight and security delays. there is breaking news involving the death of penn state student timothy piazza, who fell down the stairs at a frat party. the students who waited up to 12 hours before calling for help. the headline breaking late today. and good evening from london tonight as we make our way back home from singapore. we begin with the breaking headline back home, involving michael cohen. tonight, losing his legal team, and abc news has learned cohen will now likely cooperate with federal investigators. the fbi raided his home, office,
and hotel room. confiscating records, documents, and ever since, the scrutiny has been growing. the president has acknowledged cohen arranged the hush money to stormy daniels. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: he was one of president trump's closest confidantes, at his side for more than a decade. his longtime lawyer and fixer, michael cohen. >> i'm obviously very loyal and very dedicated to mr. trump. i will do anything to protect mr. trump. >> reporter: that loyalty is now being put to the test. sources telling abc news cohen is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors. word he is parting ways with his own attorneys, among the reasons, a source says, a concern over payment of legal fees. he is under incredible pressure. in april, fbi agents raided his apartment, office, and hotel room, seizing documents and more than a dozen phones and electronic devices.
>> so i just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys, a good man. and it's a disgraceful situation. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney for new york's southern district is investigating cohen's personal business dealings, including his role facilitating a hush payment to stormy daniels, who claims she had an affair with president trump. >> why did michael cohen make it if there was no truth to her allegations? >> you have to ask michael cohen. michael's my attorney. and you'll have to ask michael. >> reporter: as the u.s. attorney's office digs into cohen's close relationship with president trump, special counsel robert mueller has questions, too. sources tell abc news he wants to know what the president knew about cohen's efforts relating to russian real estate investments. the president has insisted his fixer won't flip. tweeting in april, "sorry, i don't see michael doing that despite the horrible witch hunt and the dishonest media." >> have you talked to mr. trump about a pardon? >> reporter: cohen has not been charged with any crime.
our jon karl asked the president if he'd be in line for a pardon. >> and what about -- mr. president, what about michael cohen? are you considering a pardon for michael cohen? >> thank you very much. stupid question. >> we remember that moment. pierre, so much pressure on michael cohen tonight. he also obviously knows that one of his own business associates is already cooperating with federal prosecutors? >> reporter: that's right, the pressure is mounting. one of his partners in the taxi business is cooperating with the government, and they're in the process of getting access to millions of his records. >> thank you. the president, beating us back home. and declaring an historic victory. declaring that north korea is no longer a nuclear threat. but what did the u.s. offer?
and did we get enough in return? no concrete timeline on when the nukes will be destroyed, and how it will be verified. here's kyra phillips from the white house. >> reporter: president trump landed back in the united states today declaring, "there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea." >> great three days. >> reporter: "everybody can now feel much safer than the day i took office," he tweeted. but kim jong-un still has his nukes. >> okay. >> reporter: and the joint statement he signed in singapore did not indicate how and when he would give them up. it also did not say that denuclearization would be "verifiable" and "irreversible." >> i read the statement and it's difficult for me to see if something was actually agreed to or not. >> reporter: arriving for talks in south korea today, secretary of state mike pompeo said he expects major disarmament from
the north within the next 2 1/2 years. he bristled when reporters pressed him on the joint statement, calling their questions "insulting, ridiculous and quite frankly ludicrous." >> reporter: just as the president was declaring victory, so, too, was north korea. state television reporting that trump pledged to "lift sanctions as mutual relations improve through dialogue and negotiation." not exactly what president trump said in his news conference. >> the sanctions will come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor. >> reporter: north korea's newspaper also trumpeting the president's announcement that the united states will no longer engage in military exercises with south korea. >> we're not going to play the war me >> reporter: south korea caught off-guard.
some saying the president gave a lot more than he got. >> this is not "the art of the deal," but the beginning of "the art of concessions". >> i believe he wants to get it done. >> you trust him? >> i do. i think he trusts me, and i trust him. >> kyra, before the summit, mike pompeo said that north korea must take steps to remove their nuclear program, but that language was not in the agreement. >> reporter: we're waiting for the specific and verifiable steps where they will destroy their nuclear arsenal. pompeo says they understand there will be in-depth nk you.
mandatory evacuations back home, after major fires. the threat is from california all the way to colorado. the number of homes under mandatory evacuation rising to over 3,000 tonight. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: firefight tonight in the west. residents versus towering flames. armed with garden hoses, in moab, utah. desperately trying to save homes. the fire, claiming eight. west of denver, the buffalo fire has more than 1,300 homes evacuated. residents were allowed in to quickly grab the important things today, then get out. >> it was a little scary for sure, thinking your house is up there hidden in the smoke. >> reporter: the flames boosted by dead trees, ravaged by bark beetles. near durango, a raging wildfire consuming more than 25,000 acres.
>> facing extremely difficultnd and complex terrain. >> reporter: supercharged by the worst bone-dry drought stretching across the four corners. >> this is one of the driest years we've had really on record. >> reporter: in nevada, campers burning waste are possibly to blame for a 500-acre scorcher near lake tahoe. and in california, more than 400 firefighters racing to extinguish a blaze above beverly hills. >> all of a sudden, the helicopter's right above and i'm thinking, this is not good. >> reporter: here in colorado, firefighters are still on high alert. but there is no word yet on when these roadblocks will come down so people can go home. david? >> clayton, thank you. and as we watch this fire threat, there's also a threat of extreme weather coast to coast tonight. hot, dry conditions in arizona spinning up this dust devil. and heavy rain flooding
neighborhoods near toledo, ohio. here's ginger zee tracking it all for us. >> reporter: i want to start out with the scorching southwest. tucson, highs in the 112 arena, lows in the low 80s. the reprieve will come from bud, still in the pacific. it's the moisture left over that will bring cloud cover and even some rain. places like rochester, new york, having potential for damaging rain tonight. david? >> thank you. and major issues in las vegas airport tonight, power going out not once but twice. here's david kerley. >> reporter: listen to the groans. as the lights went out again at las vegas' airport. >> just checking if you're up. apparently they lost power over here. >> reporter: a cable serving the
airport went down. first affecting a terminal. the second time, baggage claim. >> here at the airport in las vegas. no power, no luggage, no nothing. >> reporter: the tower and ground operations were unaffected. but still, several flights cancelled, 175 delayed. american airlines, which had its own trouble today. a computer issue hitting some of its kiosks and other systems, that led to some long lines at airports. american says it did not cancel any flights, and delays were about 100, as aircraft waited for passengers to arrive. experts say the complexity of overlapping airline computer systems make them vulnerable to these kinds of troubles. troubles that only escalate when the power goes out. david? >> thank you. and also from las vegas tonight, several hours of body camera footage was released late today, showing the efforts by
police during the october massacre. showing officers rushing towards the stage, as gunfire rained down from above. the footage released via the las vegas police department as part of the ongoing investigation. next to your money, and a move that could affect your car loan, mortgage, and credit card. raising rates a quarter point. this could affect families in very real ways. rebecca jarvis, tracking your money. >> reporter: tonight, the economy booming. and to keep it from overheating, that rate hike, with the federal reserve signaling two more increases later this year. >> the main takeaway is that the economy is doing very well. >> reporter: the key takeaway for consumers carrying credit card debt or hoping to buy a new car or home?
the cost of borrowing is going up. >> it doesn't mean you want to rush into buying a house if you're not ready, but if you are ready, you might want to consider locking in the rates now when they're lower. >> reporter: adjustable rate mortgages, also getting more expensive. and for anyone with a balance on those credit cards, now is the time to pay it down. >> it's only going to get more expensive. most credit cards are variable rate so within a billing cycle, or two, you'll start to see those interest rates go up. so if you're carrying any credit card debt, it's important to prioritize paying that off. >> reporter: david, the fed also says that it expects the jobs market to continue improving. and believes unemployment will fall to 3.6%, the lowest since the late 1960s. >> rebecca, thank you. from california, a proposal to divide the state into three states. it's now qualified for the ballot in november.
north california would run from the bay area north. southern california from fresno south, and new california would cover los angeles county to san francisco. only 17% of voters support this, and congress would have to approve. stay tuned. and north america has been chosen to host the 2026 world cup tournament. this year's world cup begins tomorrow in russia. but the u.s. men's national team did not qualify. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the shooting at a major u.s. airport. new details coming in after the break. and news involving the death of penn state student timothypia the's a headli breing late today, the surprise.
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surveillance video showing burke giving piazza a handle of vodka during a hazing ritual at penn state's beta theta pi fraternity house, where a drunken piazza fell down a flight of stairs. the students waiting 12 hours to call 911. >> we have a friend who is unconscious. he hasn't moved and we probably need an ambulance. >> we didn't ask for a plea agreement. none was offered. we didn't think that was appropriate. we came to court. we acknowledged responsibility. and he's prepared to be sentenced. >> reporter: piazza's parents have spent months going to court, sitting in silence and tears, listening to graphic testimony. now they plan to speak in court for the first time, at burke's sentencing. david, the piazza family attorney tells us they are pleased to see one individual accept responsibility, and that they want others to do the same. he will be sentenced at the end of july. >> thank you. and when we come back, a gunman opening fire on several cars outside an airport. and the deadly plane crash
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and we heard a lot of people are talking about that raccoon, and the 25-story climb. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: the little raccoon scaled to internet stardom in the time it takes to climb a 25-story building. now famous as the mpr racoon, she started her climb to fame on monday, trapped on the second taffice building. that makeshift 20-foot-long pole didn't get her down. it scared her up. more spider-man than raccoon, she clung to the building. employees snapped pictures as she made cameos in their windows. >> oh! >> reporter: late tuesday she nearly made it to the top of the ubs building, and the top trending spot on twitter before descending to the 17th floor for a nap. leading many to wonder, what could be done to get the furry creature down? the answer -- call the professionals, and use cat food. authorities using the tasty snack to lure the raccoon onto
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and that breaking news is in san francisco. a city worker has been killed in a traffic collision. zuckerberg san francisco general hospital confirmed that to abc 7 news within the last 15 minutes. hpened on 28th street between castro and diamond in knowy valley. >> live over the scene now. san francisco police haven't said what led up to the crash. but see a flat bed tow truck a black sedan resting near a dump truck and near an open hole in the ground. police are asking people to avoid the area. we don't know when the street reopens. good afternoon thanks for joining us. now to today's other top story. >> i am president of the san francisco board of supervisors, london breed and soon to be mayor of the city and county of san francisco. >> that is a smiling and happy london breed. the tight race for mayor in san francisco appears to be over. supervisor londed breed will become the mayor and mark leno