Full Episode: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight. Dell small business technology advisors. No, there's nothing small about your business. That's why we offer one on one partnership and reliable business PC's with Intel core processors to help you get business done. Call eight seven seven by Dell that's eight seven seven by Dell. To several breaking stories as we come on the air hauled into court, the famous moms the actress's accused of by their children's way into college, Felicity Huffman of desperate housewives, Laurie Laughlin, and what the former full house actress said to the cameras signing autographs as will. And what we've learned tonight also breaking could it be a major break in the case. A boy missing since he was six years old the surveillance of him with his mother tonight has he been found alive. All these years later, a fourteen year old boy who claims he escaped a hotel ran across state lines. Police want to know is this the boy the new video just down tonight from former vice president Joe by what he now says about the women who've come forward be American woman to tourist kidnapped tonight. They are demanding a half million dollars in ransom breaking headline involving Boeing at this hour and those max jets tonight, what likely triggered that? Second crash. Now finally revealed what happened. Moments after takeoff. Devastating collision on the streets of Los Angeles. A truck barreling into a busy intersection smashing into several vehicles people trapped the firebomb attack the same neighborhood targeted twice in twenty four hours the second bomb larger than the first because who died Timothy Piazza no-one one calling for help for twelve hours tonight. Three young men sent to prison and the major headline tonight involving your health and the flu could there be one step to protect us. All. This is ABC news tonight with David Muir. Good evening and his great to have you with us here at a very busy Wednesday night. We have several developing stories off the top tonight, and we begin with the scene outside federal court in Boston, the famous moms, the actress is accused of pain to get their kids into college. Actress Felicity Huffman facing the cameras outside and then a judge inside after Laurie Laughlin as she and her husband arrived. Walk line has been trailed by photographers. You'll hear what she says in this moment here in just a moment. But tonight did they pay their children's way in costing other young students place in those schools ABC's. Linsey Davis, leads us off from Boston far from the glamorous red carpets of Hollywood today. Actresses, Felicity Huffman, and Laurie Lachlan. Hounded by reporters outside federal court in Boston therefore, hearing on mail fraud charges in connection with that massive college admission scandal, a total of twelve parents stood before a judge today. Among them real estate executives, a lawyer, doctor and a litany of CEO's all facing criminal charges. Punishable by prison time over the weekend Lachlan refuse to answer any questions about the scandal. Laurie theory grad handling the way you handled your kid's education. Dispute on right now after arriving in Boston with her husband designer Massimo. Jan newly Laughlin was all smiles even signing autographs. Former cast mate Candace Cameron beret from full house continues to extend her unwavering support. I've already said that we are family. Then we stand by each other and pray for each other. And will always be there for your to the couple is accused of paying half a million dollars in bribes to get their two daughters into USC posing them as fake recruits for the crew team. Sue, the Louis j one of them nineteen year old social media influencers star Olivia Jade also in court today. Desperate housewives star Felicity Huffman who allegedly paid fifteen thousand dollars to have an SAT Proctor corrector daughters. Answers one parent nod in court today marketing CEO, Jane Buckingham, who's in talks with the government about a possible plea deal when your friends tell you to lie on your resume you one hundred. Percent. Do not do it. She is accused of paying thirty five thousand dollars to bribe a Proctor and have someone else take her son Jack's ACT test. Jack Buckingham says he was totally unaware of this game and has publicly apologized for gaining an advantage over other deserving applicants or Lindsay Davis with us live tonight from Boston she's been covering this story from the start and Lindsey. There are other families. We know who are deciding whether to cooperate with prosecutors. That's right. David ABC news is learn the prosecutors are putting some pretty intense pressure on some of these defendants essentially saying look cooperate or face additional charges including tax fraud. The grand jury has a deadline of April eleventh to hand up additional charges. David Davis leading us off tonight. Thank you, also breaking at this hour. Could it be a major break in a national case? A boy missing since he was six years old tonight has he been found alive? All these years later, a fourteen year old boy who claims he escaped a hotel ran across a bridge across state lines and police want to know is this the boy Timothy Pinson was just six when he was last seen with his mother the schools security camera capturing this moment right here. ABC's with Johnson on the fast moving investigation tonight tonight. The stunning discovery has a boy who made national headlines last seen when he was just six years old now been found, but call to police in Kentucky came in early this morning about a boy claiming he just. Escaped kidnappers who'd held him for years. Male white says he was kidnapped from somewhere the fourteen year old identifying himself as Timothy Pinson, a boy who mysteriously vanished in Illinois that surveillance with his mother in twenty eleven police say the boy ran across a bridge into Kentucky. After escaping his captors who are staying at a nearby red roof in he looked like he had been beat up. Yes. Punched in the face a couple of times, he could see the fear on him. And how nervous he was. And how you kept pace in. And he just looked odd. The boy describing his kidnappers as two white men built like bodybuilders one with black hair with a spider tattoo on his neck. The other short with a snake tattoo on his arms tonight. Investigators are working to confirm whether this boy is in fact, who he claims to be Kitson's father desperate to find him. Just more devastated. Anything else? Where's Tim ad? I knew it was like we'll get him. Andrew despite anything to came back, his father telling investigation discovery back in two thousand fifteen how he and his wife were having problems when she took Timothy away without warning on a three day trip to the zoo and water parks, or the boy was last seen on surveillance is mom later checking into a motel alone where she took her own life. Leaving behind a note saying Timothy would never be found. She indicated that Timothy was somewhere safe with people who would love and care for them. And that we would never find him for years detective searched this age progression showing what he might look like today tonight after eight long years Timothy's family is anxiously waiting for work. Him. And then he's okay. And he's been in a good place when he was gone. He's going to come back to us very closely hopeful. Then turns out to be him. We'll be thrilled. David. We know the teen is getting medical care while investigators are still trying to confirm his identity. Also tonight, the FBI and police in Illinois are working together on this case trying to track down those two men believed to be driving a white Ford SUV with Wisconsin plates. David Johnson in Kentucky for us with. Thank you. There is also new video just out tonight. A message from former vice president Joe Biden what he now says after four women have come forward to claim he acted inappropriately. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce tonight after five days of mounting pressure. Former vice president Joe Biden is acknowledging that some of his behavior has made women uncomfortable and is trying to explain always trying to be in my career. Responsibility. I shake Cade hub people. I grabbed men Luma shoulders and say you can do this. And now Biden is promising to change his ways calling it his responsibility wars began to change shifted and abounded protected personal space have reset. I I hear what they're saying. People's personal space. Would be campaign in crisis mode. President Trump is relishing the moment as gonna call him. I don't know him. Well, I was going to say welcome to the world. Joe? You have a good time. Joe Trump himself has denied accusations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault by more than a dozen women today, Biden didn't apologize and house speaker Nancy Pelosi has suggested he should I think that it's important for the vice president others to understand is it isn't what you intended. It's how it was received her advice to Biden on the member of the straight armed club. I'm, you know, I'm not straight armor. On this just pretend you have a cold. And I have a coke tonight advice, the former vice president seems willing to take. Attack that the personal space is important. More important is that our bed is just not increment. I will. Vice president Joe Biden there today, the former vice president sending out that video message Mary's live on the hill in Mary the vice president a hasn't announced his campaign yet. But the mere fact that he would release this video certainly sends a very strong signal about the run. Well, David Biden, certainly is responding to all of this like someone who is going to run for president. And a source close divide and tells us that these accusations do not at all impact his decision and today by announced his first public event since all of this began he will be speaking to union workers here on Friday David Bruce with us live again tonight. Mary, thank you. And of course, the other developing headline in Washington at this hour news tonight about President Trump's tax returns in a letter to the IRS now, the democratic chairman of the House Ways, and means committee has formerly requested the past six years of the president's personal and business tax returns just moments ago. The president told reporters he is quote, not inclined to release them still saying what he said while campaigning for president that he is still under audit. This could lead to a very heated legal battle. In the meantime, we turn tonight to the American woman the tourists kidnapped and they are now demanding a half million dollars in ransom at this hour. It happened during a drive through popular national park and Uganda. Here's ABC's David right now tonight, a desperate search underway in Uganda's most popular tourist destination Queen Elizabeth national park seeing here in a promotional video from the group wild frontiers. An American tourist kidnapped at gunpoint, a thirty five year old woman identified by the tour group as Kimberly sue Endicott. Authorities say that four armed men also abducted her driver and guide. Johm poem marine gay remains. Oh, Ugandan police say the kidnappers using the victim. Cell phone demanded half a million dollars in ransom. They say the abduction took place Tuesday evening at dusk. During a game drive. The kidnappers taking the keys to the group's vehicle and leaving behind an elderly Canadian couple who reported the kid. Napping. Ugandan say they have blocked off all the park exits near the border with neighbouring Congo while security forces conduct a search. Today at a photo op with the Congolese president secretary of state, Mike Pompeo declined to answer the question. The State Department says it is aware of the reports, but for now US officials won't comment just yesterday speaking in general terms, not about this case secretary of state Pompeo, reiterated the US position that the US does not pay ransom for hostages. And the reason is simple US officials worry that if they did give into ransom demands. It would only encourage more kidnappings David's or David Wright. Reporting in from London. Thank you and next here this evening. We have new reporting about the final moments of the doomed. Ethiopian Airlines flight ABC news has now learned that the Boeing seven thirty-seven max hit something shortly after takeoff that strike damaging the loan sensor on the jet controlling that automated system ABC's David curly. And what sources have now revealed to us to aviation sources telling ABC news tonight that a. Sensor damage to take off started a chain of events that led to that second seven three seven max crash in Ethiopia that one angle of attack sensor of AIn outside the cockpit was hit by a bird or foreign object. According to those familiar with the investigation like in the first crash lion Aaron Indonesia bad data from the sensor. Engage the anti-stalin system m s which knows the jet down dramatically as we learned in a simulator. The procedure for pilots is to use a thumb button to electrically nose up the plane. It's called trimming the aircraft. If that fails Boeing's emergency procedure calls to shut off power to the Motors that nose up or down the plane. The sources say the GOP pilots did not trim the jetliner before shutting off the power one source says they did try to manually trim the jet, but then turn the power back on leading to the caste system. Misfiring again, nosing down the jet again and the pilots unable to maintain. Control. It's inexplicable that they would go through the emergency procedure. But then re-engage the very Motors the very trim system that was causing the problem, David curling with us live again tonight on this story in David. We know the are set to present their preliminary findings from those black boxes. Tomorrow your reporting they'll already coming in tonight. And in the meantime in an effort to calm, the flying public here in the US and around the world Boeing CEO took a test flight with that new software fix today. Yes. A Boeing has a software fix, but they also have a public relations problems. So the CEO got into an aircraft with that new software and took a flight to prove that it is safe. It's still going to be a couple of weeks before it submitted David it may take up to six weeks before these planes are flying again, David David curly with us again tonight. David, thank you. In the meantime to the horrific crash in Los Angeles. We were following today. A pickup truck plowing through a busy intersection slamming five cars helicopters hovering as they pulled people. From their vehicles seibt's wheel cars on the scene tonight tonight in LAPD commander is calling this crash one of the worst. He's ever seen watch that stolen truck. Fly across a busy intersection next to a school. He had to. Intersection Dory's, say the pickup trucks sped away from officers conducting a traffic stop. When it slammed into five cars watching this gray Honda down the block leaving the twenty five year old female driver critically injured. At one point the victim. Did stop breathing. However paramedics were able to revive her at least three people were trapped in had to be freed by rescuers. All three suspects were rushed to the hospital. But not before the driver took off running inside a McDonald's. The suspect didn't give out Beazely. They had to you. So forced to get him in custody. Authorities say there was a gun inside of that stolen truck. And when officers found it went off. Luckily, nobody was hurt David will car in Los Angeles. Thanks will. There is new political pressure pushing for the release of the full Muller report tonight without actions. The House Judiciary committee has voted to authorize its chairman to subpoena, the unredacted report and all of the underlying evidence. The chairman says they will wait though to give Torney general William bar, quote, time to change his mind and hand the report over. Voluntarily. There is still much more head on world news tonight this Wednesday. The developing headline coming in about a serial rapist twelve cases in American city. There is news on this also the firebomb attack. This is the video the same neighborhood targeted twice in twenty four hours the second bomb larger than the first the major health headlined tonight involving the flu could there be one step to protect us all and we have news on that hit and run arrest. The little girls struck in that front yard she survived and tonight with one of the suspects in that car is now claiming more news ahead. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight. There's nothing small about your business. Your passion, your hours your reputation. It's all huge your partnerships even bigger with Dell. Small business technology advisers. You'll get the advice one on one partnership and reliable PC's with Intel core processors to help you get business done. Call eight seven seven buy Dell to speak with an advisor today. That's eight seven seven by Dell. We have been following the story of Timothy Piazza the student who died at a frat party. Authorities say no one called for help for at least twelve hours tonight. Three young men. Have now been sentenced to prison and here's ABC's GIO Benitez tonight. Three of the former Penn State fraternity brothers accused in the haze. Death of nineteen year old pledge Tim Piazza will spend time behind bars. They are the first of the twenty sixth former students to be sentenced, Luke, Visser, Michael Bonnici and Joshua Zeus. Key will spend one to nine months in jail. They pleaded guilty to hazing and conspiracy to commit hazing. It was more than two years ago when Piazza died after falling down a flight of stairs at an alcohol fueled frat party surveillance video capturing the brothers serving him more and more alcohol and after the fall waiting twelve hours to call nine one one Piazza's parents say only one former frat brother has shown any remorse. Everyone else just seem to want to move on with their life. And no one has reached out to us or apologize to us and David Piazza's. Parents hope that these sentences will lead to greater change at fraternities all across this country. Meanwhile, many of the other frat brothers have already pleaded guilty. David ju-. Thank you. To be of other news tonight. There have been two firebomb attacks Davey, Florida. Police say surveillance shows a driver tossing a bomb right there under a vehicle the next morning. Another device a large fireball destroying two vehicles. No motive and no suspect revealed an alleged serial rapist has been arrested in Sparkbrook, South Carolina tonight, Gregory fries, accused of a dozen sexual assaults kidnappings and break in dating back to nineteen ninety-five investigators use DNA evidence to find him to the hit and run arrest near Atlanta tonight at nine year old girl was struck an injured in her phone front yard she survived. One of the men is now in custody. He claims the other suspect in the car was trying to carjack him police are still trying to search for that second person. And they are now testing a new flu vaccine, the national institutes of health is beginning to first human trial of what's called a universal vaccine designed to combat multiple strains of the flue. Scientists hope it will lead to less frequent flu shots. We'll see finally tonight here America strong. And this was quite the moment. Do you REM? Member hearing violin for the first time. It was music to his ears tonight. The story of a baby boy hearing the violin. But the first time Thomas just eleven months old here transfixed walking straight toward the violinist. Studying and her sound he was at a music class for babies in New York taken by Lord. She plays can't help falling in love. Standing before her walking in the folder. Spoil from Laura. She looks down at her newest fan, and perhaps future violinist and tonight Thomas and his mother Rachel sending this this. How? This is Thomas and reach will. He can't talk yet. He can only say dab, but he showed her in his own way. How much he loved the music. It was a beautiful moment of connection. Enjoy. When in this world, we could feel so separate. Her son and the violinist video seen more than three million times proving Thomas isn't the only one moved. Thomas can't talk yet for what he did set. It all I'll see you tomorrow night. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes? Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight. Dell small business technology advisors. No, there's nothing small about your business. That's why we offer one on one partnership and reliable business PC's with Intel core processors to help you get business done. Call eight seven seven by Dell that's eight seven seven by Dell.