Full Episode: Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Also tonight, another state this time, Missouri Senate passing a strict antiabortion law just twenty four hours after Alabama. Effectively outlawed abortion tonight. Even some conservatives now arguing this has gone too far. The showdown. We arrived. The president is asked today is the US going to war with Iraq bought the rats standing by with the president's answer, the jeopardy under fire for a case of a stake in identity tried to arrest a black man and his own front yard believing. He was a fugitive. He was not, what can be heard in the audience, the remarkable new images tonight. The twenty two month old lost in the woods since mother's day what he asked for with authorities found him, the ABC news exclusive tonight, the Dettori is drug cartel. Taking advantage of impoverished Americans, what they are getting them to do Dan Harris tonight on the border for the bust tonight. Walmart now says some prices are going up and they give their reason and the major change for the SAT's what they will now take into account. This is ABC news tonight with David Muir, eating, and it's great to have you. With us here at a very busy Thursday night. We have a lot to get to, but we're going to begin tonight with the watches up right now that wall of severe storms moving across the country. Forty million Americans in sixteen states bracing for this. The thundering sound of giant hail right there in Hazelton, North Dakota already driving. Rain for the evening commute in Saint John, Indiana, and INA sign that they do not need get another round of this. Look at this, the collapsing dam, and Dunlap lake Texas. But the storms are coming more than a dozen states as I said as this moves west to east tonight. Let's get right to meteorologist rob Marciano leading off with the track. Rob, David is a powerful storm moving through the west right now, and it's going to cause some dangerous conditions over the weekend right now, though, we do have a tornado watch out for Illinois, and Indiana, even a tornado warning to south west of Indianapolis that's heading towards Cincinnati. But the big show's coming with this storm now in the internet west one or two feet of snow. This is like a winter storm with wind advisory. It gets into the plains tomorrow taps at Gulf of Mexico, moisture and your comes Allie from Rio Grande all the way up into Minnesota dangerous storm tomorrow. Big hail big win. Likely some tornadoes, Dallas, get it tomorrow night, into parts of Saint Louis, and Menchaca go, I think late Saturday into Sunday. And that, of course that does move to the eastern right behind that is another system for next week. David tracking it all for us rob, thank you next tonight to the growing battle over abortion tonight. Another state in the news, this time, Missouri with the Senate, there has passed a very strict abortion Bill, and it comes after Alabama virtually banned all abortions. The governor there signing that Bill twenty four hours ago. But tonight, even some conservatives say, this might be a step too far. Mary, Bruce on the hill tonight. For the second day in a row estate taking sweeping new action to eliminate abortions, the time of choices at time of conception, not after conception early this morning. Missouri lawmakers agreed to ban most abortions after eight weeks. Even if the pregnancy is caused by rape, or incest, doctors would face prison time the governor promising to sign it into law. I am honored to lead a state standing here today with minimum. Colleagues, and with so many others who are committed to standing up for those with Alabama's just hours earlier, Alabama, governor Kay Ivey signed a near total ban on abortion, imposing ninety nine year prison sentences on doctors, the only exception if the mother's life is in danger in the Alabama state house and opponent of the Bill press to support her on why that's the only exception and got a puzzling answer those that Beal make it section for patients who victim of rape. And of course, add kind of no doubt. Also, can you tell me why? It allows for anything that's available today is still available up until that woman knows. She's pregnant the Alabama decision has jolted, the national debate over abortion rights, and I don't want to be a fear monger. But I do believe that they're trying to go on a path that will totally dismantle Roe v. Wade. And we have to be vigilant and. Express our concerns on this. Legislatively, and at the grassroots level, even the top Republican in the house says the Bill goes too far, but in my whole political career, I also believed in rape, incest, or life of the mother, there was exceptions. That's exactly what Republicans have voted on in this house. But the bill's sponsors have a clear goal, they want this challenged before the US supreme court Mago with this deal, and I think all of our is to have rivers his way defy turned over. But even televangelist Pat Robertson, who shares that same goal worries the Alabama Bill is too extreme to make it to the highest court in the land? And so they stream all they want wanna challenge Roe versus Wade. But my humble view is the this is not the case. We want to bring the supreme court because I think this one lose Mary Bruce with us live tonight from the hill, and Mary legal scholars have said that the conservative leaning supreme court under chief Justice Roberts has seemed more inclined to try to chip away at Roe v. Wade rather than overturn it outright. And that's led some conservatives to say that this new Alabama law may actually hurt their cause it David. There is a real divide here in the antiabortion community over how to challenge this in the court, some worry that these sweeping bands like the law in Alabama may simply be too extreme for this court to even take up. And there are several more measured state laws that they might be more inclined to take up instead David Bruce with us again tonight. Thank you, Mary. Now the conference held just a short time ago. News conference police revealing the horror tonight, a young pregnant mother, targeted for unborn babies stolen, her family says she communicated with a woman through Facebook for free baby clothes. The mother did not survive. The baby is fighting for his life tonight in ABC's, Alex Perez in Chicago tonight chilling crime. In Chicago police say pregnant nineteen year old Marlin trial Lopez was brutally murdered and her unborn child then forcibly taken from her body tonight three suspects under arrest. Where's? Really, cannot express, how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing. These allegations are a choice Lopez was nine months pregnant family members say three weeks ago. She communicated with a woman on Facebook for some free baby clothes, and then vanished later that same day paramedics racing to this home after a forty six year old woman claimed to have just given birth. Breeding pale. And blue. They're doing CPR that newborn police say, it was actually a TOA Lopez baby that young mothers body found yesterday at that home. I just don't get an understand how you can harm such a young beautiful person. The forty six year old woman and two other people now in custody chart Lopez family devastated that newborn in grave condition. You let's be. His heartbroken father asking everyone to pray for as little angel and David those three people charged the mother and daughter charged with first degree murder, and that mother's boyfriend charged with trying to conceal the crime David to horrific story. Alex, thank you. We turn now to the deputy under fire tonight for a case of mistaken identity trying to arrest a black man in his own front yard believing. He was a fugitive. He was not his wife was right. They're recording it all. And what you can hear in the audio ABC's Marcus Morris in Texas tonight. You don't even know my name, it's a war. Clarence Evans says he was racially profiled by Houston area. Police he was playing with his kids in dog in front of his home when the officer you see in the video told him, there was a felony warrant for his arrest in Louisiana officer calling Clarence Quinton thought it was joking. I though it was. Of have name is now. In front of this. I know who you are. Was. So am I d- wouldn't have helped he had it set in his mind that I was quitting? He's welcoming. No. He's not going away going after several minutes. Another deputy Iran's and they show Evans a photo of the manor looking for going on here. Okay, we're good. Here's the deal, then they'll go out. He looked like he was in his mid fifties early. Sixties was the only thing we had gum was drizzling Oskanian place. David officials tell us this was handled correctly and that the deputy was responding to a report of a fugitive in the area. Meantime, Evans has hired an attorney David. Marcus more tonight, Marcus. Thank you tonight. President Trump was asked today amid growing tensions with Iran. Are we going to war with Iran, how he answered? And here's ABC's chief global affairs. Correspondent Martha Raddatz tonight today with the US carrier strike group now in the Arabian Sea and bombers at the ready. The president was asked directly. But with the evacuation of personnel from the American embassy in Iraq and the sabotage of four oil tankers for which U S officials say, Iranian operatives are to blame. Congress wants answers today, the director of national intelligence Dan Coats holding a classified briefing for leadership in the house and Senate with members saying it wasn't important for step. The full house and Senate will be brief next week. The administration also working to declassify some of the most troubling intelligence and official tells ABC news their images, which show Iranian cruise missiles on small Iranian boats in the port city of. Cia har- missiles officials feared could be used to attack ships or land targets and Martha Raddatz with us now tonight and Martha we hear the president. There says he hopes we don't go to war. What are your sources telling you tonight? Well, David senior US official tells me that the president. Truly does not want to go to war with Iran. He is hoping to Ronnie, and will instead meet with the US team. But you run ins have shown no signs. They want to do that. David orthon. It's with us again tonight. Thank you, Martha. And we turn next year to new images this evening after that amazing story of survival from Kentucky, a twenty two month old boy, missing since mother's day was rescued from allege, and what he asked for when he was found ABC's TJ homes as in Kentucky for us tonight inside the miracle rescue of that. Kentucky toddler new images of little Kenneth Howard just moments after searchers found him on a fifty foot cliff the boy found barefoot wet and cold. We gave him some Gatorade. And he chugged Gatorade. So he wanted to second one they gave him a second one. Each of the second one, then he went to a power eight, so we slowed him down a little bit for three days. This community prayed, crews searching these dense woods until they heard that cry. Oh, you say is a little blonde haired with blue is that you was. Expected not to be alive, and he was alive. Talk screaming at you. That's something that hits the heart little Kenneth airlifted to the hospital where he's eating on his own tonight and is expected to make a full recovery of the twenty two month old navigate this terrain. I don't know. But this kid he is a mountain kid. He, he done very well for where he ended up at David rescuers telling me they didn't believe Kenneth age could even Klein to that steep area where he was found. So lucky, they even check their and David when rescuers got to him. He had two words for them. Mommy daddy. That's understandable. Alright TJ homes were just glad he is safe and sound, thank you. President Trump today unveiling his new plan for immigration saying America will welcome those with quote top talent rather than the current system that he says favors family connections. Future. Immigrants will be required to learn English and to pass a civics exam prior to admission. Applause in the rose garden. But on the hill tonight, Democrats, and Republicans say this plan has little chance of getting through congress next tonight at the ABC news exclusive tonight from the southern border ABC news on the front lines were a major cartel is taking advantage of impoverished, Americans, what they are paying them to do it because Dan Harris is right there on the US border as the bust plays out. We're in the AirAsia desert on a native American reservation. The man in the mask is an undercover. Federal agent. That is two hundred pounds of marijuana and this is a stink. The agent is posing as a member of the notorious Sinoloa drug cartel, which has for years exploited the impoverished native American tribe, here, enlisting members in their relentless effort to smuggle drugs into America in just a few minutes. We're expecting tribe member to pull up in, in a vehicle, and he will load ten bells marijuana that are out here in the desert with an undercover agent contravenes being loaded into the sedan, the smugglers vehicle than taking off driving further away from the border and deeper into the United States. After trailing the vehicle for several miles the officers move in stopping the car, arresting the suspects the adrenaline of the chase. Now gives way to kind of depressing reality of the people who've been arrested. Maybe not appear to be drug kingpins more likely that they're just people without a lot of options who've gotten co opted by one of the most powerful drug cartels on earth. The reservation of the Tahoe autumn tribe takes up sixty miles of the US Mexico border in March alone. The ice team seized about thirty thousand Fenton all pills, and other illegal drugs, right here. We drive one hundred miles south into Mexico where the supply chain begins here. The cartel pays impoverished migrants like seventeen year old Elmer to carry drugs over the border, and onto the Amazon reservation. And to throw. I see throw out. They did on the rental looking put up for for your as one young man waits to commit a crime back on the reservation. We watch as another young man. An American is arrested talked around before leave. So have you has? So here's a warrant further arrest. For conspiracy to smuggle narcotics, didn't Harris's back in New York tonight after his reporting trip, and Dan, we were talking about this earlier, as long as you have these impoverished communities on the border doing, you run the risk of having folks who are desperate lured in by these cartels. I mean, that's, that's exactly right. As long as you have this level of poverty pair with America's seemingly insatiable appetite for illegal drugs. It's really hard to see how this problem goes away. No. This is incredible footage, and you're gonna have much more coming up tonight. Dan? Thank you, again, dance. Full report is reporting from the border later tonight on Nightline after Kimmel right here, Dan, we'll be watching, thanks. There is still much more head on world news. Tonight this Thursday, new developments in the search for that missing woman. Her family from Maryland asking for your help tonight and take a look, new surveillance showing her in the store just before she disappeared. And we will hear from her boyfriend tonight. Also your money. Walmart had the big announcement about prices going up tonight. They give the reason why and the big change coming to the SAT's, what will now be taken into account. And we wanna know what you think about this, a lot more news. Head. 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We turn next tonight here to newly released surveillance of that missing young woman who went for a hike in Hawaii, or family in Maryland, is desperate tonight for the public's help and this evening, right here, the new surveillance, where she was last seen, and we hear from her boyfriend. Here's ABC's chief national correspondent Matt up into night tonight. New surveillance images showing yoga instructor and avid hiker amend Eller just minutes before she vanished more than a week ago. Eller shopping at a local market wearing yoga pants and flip flops, then driving off in her white SUV, Aloha from Maui. Hawaii my name is Amanda Eller boyfriend. The last person believed to have spoken with her telling us, he directed police to where he thought she might be. But said, you know, maybe McCaw forest and so they sent out a bunch of patrol cars and sure enough someone found her car in the parking lot inside. Ehlers wallet and phone authorities say they don't consider her boyfriend a suspect by had to go to the police station and take lie detector tests, which I passed over one hundred vol. Tears as a man does angels, still searching, the area dens with eucalyptus groves and ravines hundreds of feet deep, unfortunately, that situation and change, it's only getting more dire at this point. David, her family believes that Amanda fell during that hike. But that forest is so lush. They simply can't find her throw that foliage. David. All right. Matt, thank you into the index of other news, at a major change coming to the Wall Street Journal tonight, reporting, the college board will now include an adversity score taking into account such factors as crime rates and poverty levels affecting students the goal, they say, is to give everyone an equal chance. Former president, Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital tonight after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, he plans to teach his regular Sunday school class this weekend. Great news tonight, your money. Walmart says it is raising some prices blaming the trade war with China. The company says, increased tariffs will lead to increased prices while Mark did not say which will go up a passing note tonight world renowned architect. AM pay has died known for so many Connex structures. Among them, the glass pyramid at the Louvre. I M Pei was one hundred two and no tonight is releasing its summer outlook for the US, June, July and August are expected to be warmer than normal on both coasts. You can see they're cooler and wetter conditions from Dallas up through Chicago and Minneapolis, funding tonight, here America, strong mother and daughter meeting, seventy years after she was born Lynn REI is now seventy. She was born in North Carolina in nineteen forty eight adopted when she was just a baby. She would grow up start her own family, but she would always wonder about her biological mother, all these years later after taking a DNA test Lynnwood get a phone call from a woman named Elizabeth Poland. It was her mother. She is now ninety and she asked, if they could meet and her ninety year old mother, it turns out has a granddaughter who is a photographer, and she had an idea how to capture the moment at sugar mill pond in Young's, villa Louis Zana daughter, Lynn covering. Her is they bring her over to her mother where they are soon back to back. And mom could tell something already. Lyn asks for her mother's hand. Again. Wait for q. Okay. Going around and. You look like me. All these years later and a message for her daughter one and eleven. Already spent a week together. Now, finding a family reunion this summer. I'm David Muir. We'll see tomorrow tonight.