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taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message. join us for real change. breaking news tonight. chopper down. the helicopter crashing into the water near pearl harbor. civilians on board. a popular trip for tourists. witnesses say it dropped from the sky. several on board. the heroes jumping into the water. also tonight, donald trump takes aim at pope francis, after the pope suggests trump is not christian. the moment on the pope's plane. and tonight, trump's fiery response. the terror attack in california. and this evening, major developments. the fbi moving in. in san bernardino, what did they find? forced to pay. the hackers locking personal computers, trapping your personal information, your photos. forcing you to pay to get it
now, a hospital, patients' medical records, hacked. and drivers beware tonight. some of the most troubling bridges in america. millions still traveling over them. we've got the list. good evening. and we'll get to that feud between donald trump and the pope in just a moment. but we begin tonight with the breaking news, the horrific chopper crash, not far from pearl harbor. the images coming in a short time ago. the chopper with several people on board, crashing there into the water off hawaii. the helicopter belonging to a tourist company, a popular flight for tourists. witnesses jumping into the water to save the passengers. the ntsb is investigating at this hour. abc's david kerley tonight on how they all survived this. at least one passenger in critical condition. >> reporter: it happened in just seconds. the helicopter, just short of
>> holy crap! >> reporter: bystanders jump in to help the five people on board. a knife was reportedly needed to free one of them. all survived. one in a neck brace. a 16-year-old male in critical condition. the chopper coming down in pearl harbor near the uss arizona memorial. >> that was scary. we were thinking we were going to see a dead body come up. >> reporter: it's clear in the video the tail rotor is not turning and the sound from the engine is erratic. scott reiff is a helicopter pilot for kabc. >> it appears at some point he lost some type of power, that he he may have flared a little too hard to say for certain. in the rotor system to cushion the landing. single engine, five-seat aircraft. this one built in 1979 and owned by what appears to be a one-helicopter tour company called genesis. the surviving pilot should be able to tell investigators exactly what went wrong. the navy helped firefighting crews with that rescue. the ntsb is sending an
david? >> david kerley live in washington, leading us off. david, thank you. now, to the war of words erupting between donald trump and pope francis. trump firing back tonight, after comments made by the pope. the pope was asked on his plane about trump's plan to build a wall on the u.s./mexico border. the pope saying the motion is not christian. trump immediately blasting the pope, calling his words, quote, disgraceful. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran was on the pope's plane, and here was the moment. >> reporter: onboard the papal airplane, a stunning moment. [ speaking foreign language ] >> donald trump. >> reporter: pope francis asked directly about donald trump's plans to build a wall on the u.s./mexico border, and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, speaking from the heart. "a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not christian," the pope said. adding, pointedly, "this man is
things like that." a staggering papal denunciation, and it came after a week of francis in mexico, again and again, preaching a highly charged political message. like those scenes in juarez, a few feet from the u.s. border, francis giving his blessing undocumented immigrants in the u.s. and then demanding that more be done for all desperate migrants. "no more death, no more exploitation," he pleaded. >> and terry moran is with us live from the vatican tonight. terry, this is a pope who seems to choose his words very carefully. did the pope intend to put himself in the middle of this presidential race? >> reporter: david, you're right. he knew exactly what he was doing. francis knows who trump is, he's following these issues. they're very close to his heart. but the pope also told us, he's not trying to be political. he's not supporting a candidate or a policy. he's trying to remind politicians and voters of what
jesus christ. david? >> terry moran live in vatican city tonight. terry, thank you. and now, let's get right to donald trump and his message for the pope tonight. and it wasn't just trump, because other republican candidates, some who have supported the idea of a wall, were left to respond to the pope, too. and they did. abc's tom llamas in south carolina for us tonight. >> reporter: it was a headline that surprised even donald trump. >> they said, mr. trump, the pope made a statement about you. i said, the pope? what did the pope say? i like the pope, i mean -- was it good or bad? >> reporter: it wasn't good. >> he actually said that maybe i'm not a good christian or something. it's unbelievable. which is really not a nice thing to say. >> reporter: trump then turning up the volume. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. i'm proud to be a christian. no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another
candidate accusing mexico of using pope francis as a, quote, pawn, in the debate over immigration and border security. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which, as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: for good measure, the trump team even tweeting this image of the vatican, showing it's surrounded by walls. here in south carolina, trump has recently himself questioned the christian faith of his rival, senator ted cruz. >> i've never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz. and he goes around saying he's a christian. >> reporter: but today, cruz wasn't picking sides. >> listen, that's between donald and the pope. i'm not going to get in the middle of that. i'll leave it to the two of them to work it out. >> reporter: do you think it's
wall? cruz also favors a border wall. do you think that's unchristian to build a border wall, senator? and repeatedly dodged me as i tried to get his response to the pope's comments. senator, do you think a border wall is unchristian? >> i'm going to visit with the voters now, thank you. >> reporter: senator marco rubio, who is himself catholic, praised the pope. >> i have tremendous respect and admiration for him. >> reporter: but rubio making it clear he and the holy father disagree on immigration. >> we're a sovereign country, and we have a right to control who comes in, when they come in and how they come in. >> reporter: and tonight, jeb bush, also a catholic, saying this. >> i don't question anybody's christianity. because i honestly believe that that's a relationship that you have with your creator. >> and tom llamas with us live from south carolina tonight. and some well-known conservative voices coming to donald trump's defense after the pope's comments. >> reporter: that's right, david. just behind me, donald trump is wrapping up this event here in south carolina, but you're right. some influential conservatives defending donald trump tonight, saying, quote, this was rush limbaugh, given the pope's political leanings, i'm campaign trail for bernie sanders. david? tonight. tom, thank you. now, to the democratic side this evening.
with just two days to go until the nevada caucuses, and a new national poll by fox tonight, showing bernie sanders inching ahead of hillary clinton nationally, 47% to 44%. this would be the first time with sanders ahead. the most recent polling in nevada showing a dead heat between clinton and sanders. and the clinton camp, releasing a new ad tonight, with tears, all part of an 11th hour effort to appeal to latino voters. abc's cecilia vega on what's become a neck and neck battle. >> reporter: today, in las vegas, hillary clinton embraced by a weeping cafeteria worker. >> i know you're going to win. because people, they have to listen to you. >> reporter: the woman begging clinton to stay strong in this hard-fought race. >> be strong. that's what i like about you. you're a very strong woman. that's what we need. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: in the final push for nevada, clinton making a direct appeal for latino votes.
today includes this 10-year-old girl, the daughter of un undocumented immigrants. >> i'm scared they're going to get deported. >> come here, baby. >> reporter: clinton then comforting the child. >> i'm going to do everything you can so you don't have to be scared. and you don't have to worry about what happens to your mom or your dad or somebody else in your family. let me do the worrying. i'll do all the worrying. is that a deal? i'll do the worrying. i'll do everything i can to help, okay? >> reporter: but clinton not bracing for another upset in a state she once seemed poised to win. her first campaign office here opened nearly a year ago, months before bernie sanders. >> we're going to surprise a lot of people here in nevada. >> reporter: but now, sanders is fired up. his army out in force, knocking on every door possible. we stopped by hillary clinton's campaign office today. hi, how are you? where they are calling thousands of people.
>> reporter: out of this office alone? >> out of this office alone. >> reporter: in the pages of "vogue," an inhave tro intro o introspective moment for clinton. asked if the u.s. was ready for its first female president, considering new york city hasn't even had a female mayor, clinton saying, quote, "i think it's gotten better. but i think there's still a very deep set of concerns that people have, which very often they're not even aware of are they couldn't articulate." >> and cecilia vega live from las vegas tonight. we know nevada saturday for the democrats, south carolina comes next. and tonight, bernie sanders, leveling some pretty harsh word towards clinton when it comes to her support of president 0 obama? >> reporter: that's right. it's an interview with b.e.t. sanders is saying that clinton is cozying up to the president. he says, quote, we know what that's about. that's trying to win support from the african-american community, where the president is enormously popular. clinton firing back, just now, highlighting sanders' own criticism of the president. david, this fight is hotter than ever. >> cecilia vega with us again
cecilia, our thanks to you, as well. now, to breaking developments this evening, in the san bernardino terror case. federal agents today serving a search warrant at the home of syed farook's brother, looking for evidence. but they still cannot get into syed farook's iphone. the fbi standoff with apple continues. the company refusing to help hack into the gunman's iphone. and tonight, other tech giants are rushing to apple's defense. and so, we asked abc's pierre thomas a simple what. what do the experts think? how easy would it be for apple to break into that phone? >> reporter: today, the fbi searching the home of syed farook's brother, but no closer to getting inside his iphone. industry giants closing ranks behind apple today, even as authorities claim they need to be able to hack into phones to crack cases beyond terrorism. as in the case of two officers recently shot in new york. police locked out of potential evidence in the suspect's phone. >> this is the phone that was used by one of his associates in
despite having a court order, we cannot access this iphone 5. >> reporter: the issue of breaking into encrypted phones ignited by the fbi's legal challenge to apple over the farook case. experts telling abc news today it would not be that hard to design a gateway or a back door. >> from my perspective, it's relatively easy to create the back door, but just because something's easy to do doesn't mean you should do it. >> reporter: some analysts say it opens a pandora's box for tens of millions of smartphone users. >> you would have created what amounts to a smart software bomb that if it falls into the wrong hands, it could then be turned around and used to unlock every single iphone and ipad in existence. >> reporter: david, law enforcement officials are frustrated with apple's attitude. so, expect the justice department to take additional steps in court to force apple to open that phone immediately. >> all right, pierre thomas, you'll stay on the case. pierre, thank you. now, to another security scare involving your personal information. hackers out there taking control
information back. abc's matt gutman reports tonight, the newest victim, a hospital, and your medical records. >> reporter: tonight, the fbi says the only thing you can do if hackers are holding their info hostage is pay up. that's exactly what hollywood presbyterian hospital did after so-called ransomware infected the hospital's computer systems. >> once you see it, it's far too late. you're done. game over. >> reporter: eventually, the hospital paid $17,000 to get its files back. ransomware has already claimed more than 1 million victims. hackers now hunting bigger prey. this police department in massachusetts forking over $500 to get its files back last year. >> the best option for us, even though it was the last and worst option for us, was to pay the ransom. >> reporter: here's how it works -- you open an infected e-mail, which turns your files into encrypted gobbledygook. then, the stickup. pay the ransom to get the encryption key, or kiss those
tonight, the hospital, still open, leaving this message on its voicemail. care has not been compromised as we continue to address this incident. >> reporter: over a million cases and only a handful solved, which is why the experts say, you've got to protect yourself, by backing up your files. and, when you're done with the hard drive, unplug it from the computer. david? >> all right, matt. troubling case indeed. now, to a major headline from the white house tonight. president obama will travel to cuba next month, becoming the first president to visit in more than 80 years. the president set to meet with cuban president raul castro while visiting cuba. "world news tonight" traveled to cuba last year, as the u.s. moved to re-establish diplomatic ties for the first time in decades. it was on this broadcast, we showed you the old cars, the children hoping for a new relationship with america. and we remember what we asked the president beforehand. will you visit cuba in your final two years as president? >> you know, i don't have any current plans to visit cuba. >> reporter: not ruling it out? >> well, let's see how things evolve.
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