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collapse. the scaffolding crashing down in a major american city. firefighters and the frantic search for victims under the metal. the deadly traffic stop. this unarmed teenager pulled over. >> officer, what are you doing? >> the teenager then shot seven times. tonight, his family now fighting. breaking news in the race for 2016. what donald trump is now saying about 9/11. about the world trade center and president george w. bush. jeb bush blasting trump tonight. and hillary clclton, with new words about joe e den. and, just in tonight. a a jor development. lamar odom's condition. good evening on this friday night. we begin with the slow-motion disaster unfolding all day. the major storm triggering mudslides.
a giant traffic jam in california. 45 miles of highway shut down today. trucks and cars trapped, drivers somehow getting out. this video, you canee the rushing watat and mud i i front of the car there. this woman surrounded, struggling to get out of her car, right in the river of mud. this evening, real fears it could get worse. aditi roy in southern california. >> reporter: tonight, torrential rains pummeling drought-stricken california, combined with 60-mile-an hour winds, and golf ball-sized hail. setting off massive mudslides. >> i don't know know what to do, i can't -- the car can't move. >> are we stuck? >> yeah, we're stuck. >> reporter: drivers on the evening commute, helpless. >> it just happened quick, so it was scary, it was scary. >> reporter: just north h los angeles,s,his driver struggling to pe in swifif
nearby, this truck driver climbing on top of his cab as a last resort. >> everybody up here is completely landlocked in by debris flow. >> reporter: on interstate 58, near tehachapi, jose vargas, fearing for his life. >> call 911! >> reporter: watch as the cars bob in the water, smashing into each other. the rain came fast and furious, six inches an hour, mixing with dirt and debris. the piles of mud making roads like this one impassable. >> stuck on the grapevine. in california. >> reporter: that 45-mile stretch of north-south also impassible. the interstate, so crucial to truckers, shut down for nearly 24 hours.
>> just trying to get to 41 north or south, it's ridiculous. >> reporter: traffic for miles, behind a graveyard of cars and trucks. and you can see it's still a mess here, cars buried deep. the fear now is that more loose gravel and debris will tumble down. itit miracle no one was killed or seriously injured. this whole area is underer flood watch again tonight. david? >> aditi, thank you. this system, stretching across the southwest and causing problems elsewhere. in chandler, arizona, this image of a dust storm, also known as a haboob. and let's get to rob marciano. the threat for the mud situation is only getting worse. >> the flow hasn't changed, and more areas could get hit. you showed the dust storm,
storms in phoenix are kicking up that dust. >> on the watat through the weekend. and the first real taste of winter in the center of the country and the east. >> freeze and frost advisories from the east to the northeast. pittsburgh, buffalo, and d.c. will be sub-zing. and moving on to houston, another emergency playing out today. an accident on a construction site. scaffolding g opping down. here's's gio benitez. >eporter: tonight, a mangled mess of metal after a massive collap in downtown houston. six construction workers
complex, injured when the scaffolding came down. >> it's scary, knowing there were people working there, and it all fell down. >> reporter: the building developer posting on social media, we're grateful to first responders and praying everyone is okay. the workers were lucky to survive. in another incident in march, three lled. and the good news tonight, everyone is expected to recover. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> gio, thank you. to michigan and a troubling case of a traffic stop that turned deadly. the case involving this 17-year-old pulled over for
less than six minutes later, he was dead. the officererot charged. alex perez with whathe video showed. >> pulled you over today because you flashed d . i didn't even have my brights on. >> yes, you did, sir. >> nope, i didn't partner. >> reporter: the encounter quickly turning deadly after sergeant jonathan frost pulled over 17-year-old deven guilford in michigan for flashing his lights. >> driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance, please. >> i don't even know you're an officer. >> reporter: but instead of handing over his driver's license, the teen starts recording the february encounter with his cellphone. his video on the left. the situation heats up. >> you are right now refusing to give me your i.d. refusing to give me your i.d. in a traffic stop is a misdemeanor. >> reporter: the officer calls for back-up. >> do you realize that if you would've complied with this traffic stop it would've gone a whole different way for you? >> yes, i do. >> out of the car or you're going to get tased. >> repter: that taser
ineffective, the prosecutor later finds, also saying that, at this moment that the cameme gets shaky, the teen attacas the deputy, repeatedly punching him in the head, pinning him to the ground. then the officer opens fire seven times, killing him. this image shows the sergeant's injuries. the prosecutor's office declined to press charges, saying frost "reasonably believed" deven posed a threat of "serious bodily harm" or "death" and he acted in "self-defense." but tonight, the parents are suing the county and frost, saying the traffic stop was ililgal in the first plala. >> he didn't'teserve to be shot any times, he didn't deserve to be tasered, he didn't deserve anything bad to happen to him. >> reporter: sergeant frost is already back on the job, patrolling the roads here in eaton county. in a statement, the sheriff says they have reviewed and are evaluating how officers communicate with citizens. david?
and from cleveland now, the mother of another young man killed by a police officer spokingspoke ing out today. tamir rice, shot. today, his mother c cling for the prorocutor to step down, saying it's b bn almost a a year now, no justice, no peace. next to the race for 2016. trump, and what he said about 9/11, the world trade center, and former president george w. bush. drawing a quick response from jeb bush. tom llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight, trump making a bold accusation against george w. bush, implying he's responsible for 9/11. >> the world trade center came down during his time. >> you can't blame george bush
>> he wawapresident. the world t tde center came down during his reign. >> reporter: the comments came on bloomberg tv. >> help us understand who donald trump is as a man. i need to know that you will make us feel safe and proud. >> i think i have a bigger heart than all of them. i think i'm much more competent than all of them. >> reporter: he has repeatedly called president bush a disaster, but never goinghis far. jeb bush tweeting, how pathetic for trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe. lala night, we reportete h h trump and carson were threatening to boycott the next debate because it was going to be too long. and now, msnbc saying the debate
and joe biden watch continues. the vice president fending off questions all week long. in a new letter, he says if he runs, he will run a campaign from the heart. suggesting he will still jump in. and hillary clinton asked about biden said it was time for him to decide. today, shehe said this. certainly, i'm not in any way suggesting or recommending that the vice president accept any timetable other than the one clicking inside him. he has to make this decision. we move on overseas to israel. a biblical site targeted by
joseph's tomb on fire. alex marquardt, racing to put on his own protective gear. >> reporter: in bethlehem, we saw israeae police firing on protesters throwing rocks. this has become a daily scene almost in the west bank. we were doing a live report as gas canisters landed nearby. i'm going to go. i'm going to put on my gas mask. the people around us running for cover. everyone has gone back. those that have gas masks have put them on. but most did not. this womancollapsing, carried
the new crackdn fueling the palestinian anger about a mask. today, an israeli soldier was stabbed dead. eight israelis and 36 palestinians killed in this wave of violence. alex marquardt, abc news, jerusalem. in afghanistan, new outrage from doctors without borders. their hospspal destroyed i i an american air ststke. saying investigators showed up in an armored vehicle, smashing a gate, destroying ingingotential evidence.
airlines will happen tomorrow. david kerley with an important tip if you're flying anytime soon. >> reporter: tonight, flight 1939 -- the year u.s. airways started -- is in the air. there were balloons, signs, and a 13-year-old who talked his parents into letting him fly the four stop final flight trip. >> i really wanted to be part of aviation history. >> reporter: history memorialized in selfies, as the merger with american airlines s completed, creating the world's largest airline. it's been a decade of mergers. from nine airlines to now just four major carriers. consolidation, limiting competition, which experts say will mean higher ticket prices. >> this is not a good thing. one of the things that keeps prices down, historically, on tickets has been competition. >> reporter: american hopes to avoid problems as it merges all those reservation and computer systems, saying its employees have undergone a million hours of training to prepare. >> the only thing that was
to u.s. airways. >> reporter: american suggests passengege check in and print out a boarding pass at home. before you go to the airport. >> thanks. still much more ahead on "world news tonight." news on lamar odom's condition. and we want your opinion. the abc news exclusive. the teenager from a wealthy family that killed four people in a drunk driving accident, avoiding jail time. him down. and prince william about what it was like to lose his
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family that killed four people in a drunk drivingng accident. never senen to jail, claiming affluenza, he was to spoiled to know right from wrong. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: at just 16, ethan couch, son of a sheet metal millionaire, is staying alone in this 4,000-square-foot villa in burleson, texas. it's june, 2013. drunk, crashes at nearly 70 miles-an-hour. seconds later, he loses control -- crashes into a disabled vehicle by the side of the road, killing its driver and three good samaritans just trying to help. >> there's kids laying in ditches and street. >> reporter: saying hehe too priviveged to know right from wrong, callili his malady -- >> affluenza. >> affluenza. >> reporter: the victims' families sue the wealthy couches, who settle with all of them without admitting fault. but not before ethan and family were forced to answer questions
exclusively by abc news. >> i've taken valium, hydrocodone, marijuana, cocaine. >> when's the last time you recall disciplining ethan for anything? >> i don't remember. >> reporter: couch never spent a single day behind bars. we tried to ask ethan some questions, but, again, he's gone in a flash. matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> we will havee much more of is reporting o o a special edition of "20/20" at 10:0: p.m. eaststn. > when we comeback,, the new headline this evening on lamar odom's condition. and prince william opening up with candor about loseing he has mother. a message to anyone that has lost a loved one. in multivitamin history.
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odom's condition. abc news learned from a representative of his aunt, he opened his eyes, and said good morning. he was found unconscious a few days ago. and princee william'ss touching tribute to his late mother, diana. he described his ownoss, saying grief is the most painful experience anyone can endure. and baseball's longtime underdogs begin their showdown this weekend. mets fans gearing up for the national league championship series after beating the dodgers last night. and the long suffering cubs fans, they're on their way, too.
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behihd the sces, but what a mark she made. this past week, she posted this image. that smile, looking off kauai. we later learned she slipped and was swept off to sea. she was just 31, but she made all of us a bit calmer in a place where nerves and deadlines can win the day. >> teaching inging meditation, this feels like my calling on this anet. >> she wrote,e, eachoment of our lives is a f fite supply. each moment is unspeakably precious. her mother saying, she loved people above all else. it was her passion to be of service. sweet dreams, my darling daughter. she taught us to respect every breath.
>> we can't always choose what happens to us in life, but we can choose our response if we learn to get into the gap. thank you. [ applause ] >> we will forevereremember jamie's s sle. and we're thinkinin of her mother jordan tonight. m david muir. hope to see you right back herthose in the east struggled for 50 today. temperatures are expected to plummet again today, a freeze warning and frost advisory are effect for our eastern counties. football friday! with such chilly temperatures, don't forget the blankets. cool and clear by kickoff, but you'll want the blanket by the 4th quarter, getting down to 40. warmer temperatures in the forecast just in time for the weekend, your forecast is next, but first here's tim with your local news! " "
thank you for joinin us tonight im tim seaman, jenna has the day off. it's usually around this time of year...when drivers get some temporary relief from the i-29 construction. but one-lane traffic isn't going away this winter...and that's not the only change. and as abc 9's deborah souverain explains..... that's not the only change you need to prepare for. tim the construcucon on i-29 is a ten year project that is supposed to end in 2008. well now that's no longer the case...and if you're driving through downtown sioux city... you'll have to deal with th one-lane traffic congestion a