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know? thank you for your time i'm tonight, the scare at the world cup. a taxi plowing into a crowded sidewalk on the streets of moscow. all caught on camera. everyone surviving with the driver taking off. what investigators are saying tonight. developing out of washington. will michael cohen flip? a grand jury witness telling abc news the president's former lawyer is still in the cross hairs of the mueller investigation. school project outrage. the history lesson creates a firestorm. why this student wore a ku klux klan outfit to his high school. killed on duty. the inmate with an escape plan. now two deputies are dead. the struggle near the courthouse and how a prisoner possibly got his hands on a gun. the highway rescue. a toddler nearly runs out in
traffic and the police officer who jumped into action. and kimmel versus cruz. the comedian takes on the senator on the hardwood. the grudge match for charity in a game no one will want to remember. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this saturday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with the breaking news overseas. the world cup scare. the dangerous moment. take a look. all caught on camera in moscow. a speeding taxi cab plowing in a sidewalk crowded with tourists including world cup fans. the driver of the cab making a run for it. what we are just learning now about the incident. the new details are coming in. julie mcfarland in london starts us off. >> reporter: it came all of the sudden and out of nowhere. a taxi in central moscow suddenly veers on the sidewalk straight in a crowd. the bystanders force the driver
out of the vehicle, but he sees it as a chance to escape and bolts. security camera footage captures the scene in an area popular with tourists just several hundred meters away from the kremlin. eight people sought medical attention after the collision. the driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel with his foot on the gas pedal. moscow police are drawing criminal charges for the drive interdescribing it as an accident. more than 1 million travelers are expected to travel to moscow for the world cup. it comes amid heightened security. the state department warning americans going to the games should reconsider travel there due to a threat of terrorism. >> incredible everyone survived. thank you. next to a new pressure building on michael cohen. a grand jury witness says robert mueller appears to be focused on president prump's ex-lawyer. paul manafort woke up behind
bars after spending his first night behind bars. more from the white house. >> reporter: tonight, michael cohen could be in the cross hairs. a witness who testified in the russia investigation tells abc news many of the questions to him focused on the president's former attorney. >> are you worried michael cohen might flip? >> i did nothing wrong. you have to understand, this stuff would have come out along time ago. >> reporter: this comes as sources tell abc news that cohen may cooperate. with procuters in an accept rattle federal probe in the hush payment he made to porn star stormy daniels. prosecutors revealing they have hundreds of pages of encrypted text and pieced together 16 pages of his shredded documents. we spoke to rudy giuliani by phone. he tells us the deputy attorney general assured the president they would not be touched by the investigation. >> we have been told by
rosenstein that -- we have no reason to believe that could possibly change. unless somebody decided to lie or somebody decided to try to frame us. >> reporter: paul manafort, a target in the special councils investigation, spending his first night in a federal prison. placed in vip housing away from the general population after a federal judge ended his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering. friday, giuliani suggesting it can be cleaned up with a pardon and later clarifying his remarks. >> he is not going to pardon anybody. in this investigation. but he is not going to give up his right to pardon if a miscarriage of justice is presented. >> he could. that he might. >> well, of course he could. of course he could. >> reporter: giuliani also telling abc if trump does answer mueller's questions, it likely won't be in person. >> i think we would prefer questions and written answers the way that reagan did. >> tara, the president's lawyer
there, rudy giuliani, telling us he thinks the mueller investigation should will be suspended? >> reporter: he says the mueller investigation should be investigated for political bias. he says he will not consider a sitdown until the results of the investigation come forward. tom? >> tara, thank you. live from the white house tonight. and this programming note. tomorrow on "this week," jonathan karl with former white house chief strategist steve bannon. his first live sunday morning interview since leaving the trump administration. we move on to the school project in a high school in california raising many concerns tonight. a student dressed as a ku klux klan grand wizard for an assignment in history class. marcy gonzalez with the details. >> reporter: outrage as a student in southern california is allowed to walk around campus like this. >> he wore it throughout the school.
in lunch, things like that. i don't think it's appropriate. >> reporter: the freshman in full ku klux klan garb for a history project on a former imperial wizard. >> it made me feel threatened. >> reporter: the costume approved by a teacher. harbor teacher preparation academy. students immediately sharing their discomfort. >> it kind of rattled me. it's hard to believe she would allow a klansman to walk around. from her approval. so we asked her and she said that -- she compared it to the black panther party. which in my opinion are two different things. yeah, it was troubling. >> reporter: the school district now apologizing, calling it insensitive and highly inappropriate. saying they understand the extreme sensitivity around the issue and do not condone or support this type of reenactment. >> i think there has to be consequences when that happens. >> reporter: the school district tells us at this point, the teacher is not facing any disciplinary action and an investigation is now under way here. tom?
>> marcy gonzalez, thank you. from that school tonight. next to the deadly incident outside of a kansas city courthouse. two sheriff deputies shot by an inmate in their custody, possibly with their own guns. and the second deputy now dead. here is the investigation. >> reporter: two kansas city deputies gunned down on duty. their senseless killings and questions about how it happened shaking the community today. >> yesterday was a terribly tragic day. >> reporter: patrick roar and teresa king were moving prisoners from a court hearing when they were shot by one of them. >> they came to work every day with a smile. >> reporter: the investigation suggests that one of the deputies own weapons may have been used in the attack. >> i heard pop, pop, pop, and a bunch of screaming and hollering it and it was like that quick. it was done. >> reporter: 35-year-old deputy roor, a father of two, died friday. and deputy king, a mother of three, passed away overnight. today, they are being remembered for the way they carried themselves.
>> deputy king and deputy roor did not just offer us a total give of themselves yesterday. they did it each and every day they stepped out in the community. >> reporter: the suspect was injured in the struggle and taken to the hospital. at this point, no formal charges have been filed. tom? >> zachary, thank you. now to the road rage shooting in colorado that left a 13-year-old boy dead. police say 23-year-old jeremy webster is now in custody. they believe he shot megan bigalow and her children in a parking lot as the two drivers argued. officials say she took a picture of the license plate and that helped catch him. and the teenage son was killed in the attack. >> turning now to the out rage about separation of families at the border.rvices, showing boy,
them take from their parents, stay in facilities such as this one in brownsville, texas. ik-lntruste to take in hundreds more. the president renewing his claims, blaming democrats for his administration's new policy catiactoprl ce hill with the latest. >> reporter: tonight, a battle brewing with the controversy of separating parents who illegally cross the border from their children. the president tweeting, democrats will fix the forced family break up. by working with republicans for change. the president doubling down after calling out democrats in an unprecedented press conference on the white house lawn. >> do you agree with children being taken away? >> no, i hate it. i hate the children being taken away. the democrats have to change their law. that's their law. >> reporter: but that's not true. it's not a democrat passed law. it's the trump enforcement of a zero tolerance policy last month. >> i have put in place a zero tolerance policy. >> reporter: tonight, nearly 2,000 children have been separated at the u.s./mexico
boarder from their points. the president suggesting he will relax the policy if he gets a concession on things like his border wall. >> we will have a real border. a real wall. mexico is going to pay for it. the democrats can come to us as they actually are, in all fairness, we are talking to them, and they can change the whole border security. we need a wall. we need border security. >> reporter: the president catching heat on social media. former cia director michael hayden, a trump critic, tweeting this picture of what looks like a nazi concentration camp. writing, other governments have separated mothers and children. democrats accusing trump of playing politics. >> the president is throwing red meat to his base when he does that. he is using children for a political purpose. it's shameful. >> stephanie ramos from capitol hill. next week, two immigration bills will be introduced. the president indicating he will not sign a moderate version? >> exactly, tom, the president
sparking some confusion, already threatening to beat out the bills if he doesn't get funding for the border wall. the white house is walking back the statements as they have done before saying the president will support both bills. tom? >> we have to wait to see what happens next week. stephanie, all right. thank you. overseas now and a joyful cease-fire celebrations in afghanistan shattered by a car bombing. taliban claiming responsibility for the attack, killing at least 20 people. police, taliban fighters and citizens had been taking selfies and enjoying a party atmosphere during the historic holiday cease-fire. the first such cease-fire in 25 years. tonight, mike pompeo says the u.s. supports efforts of the cease-fire and begin peace talks. the heat at home from mississippi to minnesota. the severe weather threat. high temperatures and flash floods and this deep water in ironwood, michigan. look at that. and drenching storms there and wisconsin making it treacherous driving.
abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano now with the forecast. there is a tornado watch right now? >> yeah, we have that. a triple threat what you just mentioned. severe weather, flash flooding and the heat. and tornado for minnesota and south dakota, north dakota, and severe thunderstorm watches back all the way to wyoming. and look at the heat advisories, they encompass a lot of midwest. tomorrow afternoon, highs will be nearly 100 degrees and including the humidity. chicago, st. louis. it's dangerous stuff when you think about it and going in monday, similar numbers as we head to d.c. a lot of schools are in session and people without ac. and the first heat is a shock to the system. >> a lot of triple digit heat out there. rob, thank you. and with that warm weather, so many people want to head to the pools. terrifying moments in a texas backyard. two children captured on video approaching an above ground pool wandering into the water and what the 2-year-old did next that made all the difference. here is abc's adrian bankert. >> reporter: two toddlers jump in a backyard pool.
neither can swim and one slips beneath the surface. tonight, a ft. worth family's home video shows the terrifying moments. tana and her sister, say the kids, 2-year-old jalen and 17-month-old elijah, managed to unlock a back-door unnoticed. they climb the ladder, get in the water and jalen tries to grab elijah as he begins to drown, but he cannot reach elijah who isn't moving. the 2-year-old goes back inside. >> the next thing you me, he points and says elijah. >> they rush outside. and she grabs the baby from the pool and carly jumps in to do cpr and tana calls 911. >> i begged god to bring my baby back. because i knew, he had no life in him. >> reporter: after more than five minutes under water, elijah begins to cough and breathe. doctors say he suffer nod brain danger. >> you never think it's going to happen to you. >> reporter: and doctors say cpr training is critical.
experts recommend installing a gate alarm or a motion sensor. around your pool. and you can get wristbands and put them on your children so you know when they have gotten in the water. tom? >> great advice in the summer. the video is so hard to watch. thank you. there is much more ahead on "world news tonight" on this saturday. an inferno at a school of art and it's not the first time. the landmark being investigated tonight. also dangerous inmates on the run. three men bust out of an illinois jail overnight.e their escape. and time is running out to find a gift to say thanks to dad and where to do last minute deal hunting. stay with us. ancestrydna told my dad he comes from the southern coast of ireland. i think it's why we've been doing this...forever. my dad has roots in the mountains of northern mexico. home to the strongest runners in the universe. my dad's ancestors were african bantu.
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are you ready for this?. i think it could bring an end to the sport of basketball as we know it. >> reporter: you have a killer cross over? you good in the paint? >> i have no actual moves. the game is going to take forever. >> reporter: we've seen kimmel's skills on the court before but in this matchup, senator cruz is the odds-on favorite to win. he is three years younger, and actually played varsity basketball in high school. the loser of the not so epic showdown will make a donation to one of two houston charities. >> under no circumstances willjimmy dunk on me. and i will pull his shorts to the ground. >> i'm at least a good a basketball player as ted cruz is a senator. >> reporter: tonight, the country waits to see who gets to utter the coveted words. who's got next? marcus moore, abc news. >> we cannot wait for that game. monday night on jimmy kimmel live, you can watch the interview with senator cruz and see what happened in the game. thanks for watching, gma and this week in the morning. see you tomorrow night. have a great evening. in the morning. see you tomorw night.
vehare a tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00, the issue of separating immigrant families plays out on a soccer field in the bay area. >>. and the rescue after the hikers get stranded. simple game of soccer but behind it all a political message. >> how this bay area tournament is hoy lighting this hot button issue of separating immigrant families. >> undocumented immigrants face many challenges, many finding themselves in legal proceedings in order to stay in the country. >> that also goes for unaccompanied minors, those who are children who cross the
border by themselves. but a bay area charity is holding a fund-raiser to help those kinds. >> hey, carlos. >> reporter: and the event just wrapped up, but we did see hundreds of people show their support, raise money for thee minors who cross the border by themselves, meaning without any parents, without any guardians. and the nice thing is we actually saw some of these kids be here on the pitch earlier. this is the third year that catholic charities hosted the charity. the event raises money for unaccompanied minors who made i uphill battle in the courts and seek asylum toe a childreblne ce from central america at the same time r lives trying to cross the