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appreciate it. for my thank you so much for joining us today on this interactive show, getting answers. today, we covered all the tonight, with america at a turning point in the pandemic, the u.s. issues a new travel ban on india. the white house acting on advice of the cdc, restricting travel for most non-u.s. citizens amid india's devastating surge of covid-19. more than 386,000 new cases and 3,500 deaths in the last 24 hours. the first u.s. planes carrying medical supplies arriving today. a variant spreading across india now found in at least two states here in the u.s. all of this comes as america reaches a major milestone. more than 100 million adults now fully vaccinated. horrific images coming in from overseas tonight. the deadly stampede in israel. dozens killed when mass panic breaks out at a religious festival. several americans among the victims. james longman standing by.
disturbing new details revealed in the long-awaited army report into the death of vanessa guillen. investigators say she was sexually harassed by a supervisor at ft. hood. and what we're now learning about her suspected killer. news tonight about an alleged human smuggling operation uncovered in houston. police respond to a possible kidnapping and find more than 90 people crammed into one house. the dramatic arrest unfolding on live tv. a fugitive murder suspect running by a news crew. a reporter calls police. officers take him down with cameras rolling. >.> and the flash flood threat d dangerous winds in the northeast, gusting up to 60 miles per hour, possibly downing trees and power lines. rob marciano timing it all out good evening, everyone.
and thanks so much forhi friday. i'm linsey davis in for david. we begin tonight with two very different headlines about the pandemic in america. while the u.s. is showing more positive signs that it's nearing a turning point, today the white house is issuing a travel ban on india hoping to prevent the crippling covid surge there from making its way here. india setting a new global record for covid cases in a single day. a variant spreading in that country now detected here in the u.s. the first american planes carrying medical supplies arriving today with more flights on the way. meanwhile, a major milestone. the cdc says more than 100 million adults are now fully vaccinated against covid-19. that's nearly 40% of all adults in the u.s. more states and cities easing restrictions with covid cases, deaths and hospitalizations all declining in much of the country. the cdc director sounding optimistic but also warning, quote, this virus has tricked us before. abc's kaylee hartung leads us off from los angeles.
>> reporter: tonight with americans eager to turn the corner on the pandemic, the u.s. announcing a new travel ban on most non-u.s. citizens coming from india starting tuesday. the white house citing, extraordinarily high covid-19 caseloads and multiple varian >> reporter: what's your own sense of that, for people who have family and loved ones there? >> people are worried. no question, people are worried. >> reporter: the virus crippling india's health-care system, killing 3,500 people in just the last 24 hours. the first american planes carrying desperately needed supplies, including oxygen, arriving in india today. here at home, health officials in michigan and tennessee identifying two cases of a variant now spreading quickly in india. one person had recently returned from a trip there. >> the virus knows no boundaries, knows no borders. variants and emerging threats can come to us from anywhere in the world at any point in time. >> reporter: but right now the cdc does not list this strain first found in india as a variant of concern. it comes as the u.s. hits a new
milestone in the fight against the virus -- 100 million americans now fully vaccinated. >> i think we can confidently say the worst is behind us. barring some crazy unforeseen variant that none of us are expecting to happen, we will not see the kinds of sufferings and death that we have seen over the holidays. i think we are in much better shape heading forward. >> reporter: and tonight, new signs of life feeling closer to normal. the vaccination site at disneyland shutting down. ♪ and today, the park welcoming back california residents for the first time in over a year, including the beigel family. >> i walked in, and it's just -- i'm home. >> this place and the five of us all together today is something we were afraid would never happen again. >> reporter: california theme parks limited to 25% capacity. disneyland, which is owned by abc's parent company, reopening with masks required, temperature screenings, cashless transactions, markers, and plexiglass to help with physical
distancing. california among 23 states seeing cases fall over the past week. but the demand for vaccines is >>et y got . go are of yourself! >> reporter: from new jersey to new orleans, a footrace to get shots into arms. kaylee joins us now from dodger stadium, where officials are planning to shut down the mass vaccination site as demand dropped by 50% in los angeles. news today about a mask mandate for travelers. tell us about that. >> reporter: the tsa says the mandate that requires travelers to wear masks on planes, trains and busses, was set to april 11th, but is extended to september 13th. >> kaylee, thank you. we move overseas to a horrific scene in israel. we're learning several americans among those killed when a panic
stampede erupted during a religious festival. authorities believe more than ten times the number turned out. here's abc's foreign correspondent james longman. >> reporter: the joyful religious celebration of a revered second century rabbi turned in to one of israel's worst ever tragedies in an instant. young children are among at least 45 people killed and more than 150 injured in a stampede. and tonight, the israeli consulate says at least four americans were killed in the crush. one of them, 19-year-old donny morris from new jersey. his uncle, a local rabbi. he was studying in israel for a gap year. watch as some manage to escape the mayhem, while paramedics scramble to reach those trapped inside. children evacuated, but the dead lined up nearby. what triggered the panic, still unclear. >> it was in a small corridor area where a lot of people are crowded in, they couldn't find a way out, and once the panic started there was no
controlling it. >> reporter: the lag b'omer festival usually attracts over 300,000 people, but because of covid, authorities had asked people to stay away. they'd expected 10,000. 100,000 arrived. the site remote and unprepared. barricades to ensure social distancing ended up fencing people in. prime minster netanyahu visited the sight this morning. he was met with anger by a community who feel the police were slow to react. president biden told netanyahu he was heartbroken and that, quote, we will stand with our friends. there will be a day of national mourning this sunday. linsey? >> james, thank you. back here at home, the long awaited report in the death of vanessa guillen in texas. the harassment is not linked to her murder, but the report brings new details about her suspected killer as well.
here's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: tonight, the army's long-awaited report into specialist vanessa guillen's disappearance and murder finding that she had indeed been sexually harassed by a superior, as her family has insisted from the start. the army admitting they failed. in the nearly 300-page report, the army revealing the 20-year-old was sexually harassed by that superior at ft. hood on two occasions. her mother gloria remembering a conversation the two had months before she went missing. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: army investigators saying the harassment had no link to guillen's murder allegedly by specialist aaron robinson. the report detailing how when investigators closed in on robinson last june, poor communication by criminal investigators with enlisted soldiers enabled robinson to flee their custody. he later killed himself. the army, however, saying that
while robinson did harass a different soldier, they found no credible evidence to conclude he had harassed guillen or had any relationship with her outside of work. >> we as an army failed to protect specialist guillen. >> reporter: today a total of 21 soldirs, including some senior officers in her brigade have been disciplined. and on the one year anniversary of guillen's death, her family at the capitol. >> these tears that are coming out of my eyes are of sadness but mostly of frustration because a year later, nothing has been done. >> stephanie ramos joins us now live. stephanie, what are we hearing from the lawyer for vanessa guillen's family after that army report? >> reporter: linsey, the attorney is criticizing the report but says it illustrates just how badly vanessa's disappearance and murder for handled. the attorney says this is why
the guillen bill needs to be passed in congress to protect others. if the bill was passed sexual harassment would be criminalized under military law. >> stephanie, thank you. now to a story unfolding in houston tonight. police responding to a kidnapping make a stunning discove discovery -- more than 90 people in the a home. authorities uncovering a alleged human smuggling operation. marcus moore from texas. >> reporter: tonight, authorities making a startling discovery in this southwest houston neighborhood, finding more than 90 people huddled inside a two-story home. police say they're all adults and mostly men. the youngest is thought to be in their early 20s. investigators believe it may be a case of human smuggling. and tonight, amidst the covid-19 pandemic, worries about their health. >> we are concerned that there may be some positive covid cases inside the house, so we do have our health department en roue. they will do some rapid testing. >> reporter: making sure the people inside receive any necessary medical attention.
>> we got them some food and got them some water. they said they hadn't eaten in a while. >> reporter: it is unclear how long the people have been inside the home.se he got in the house and saw what we saw. >> reporter: one neighbor as shocked by the discovery as police. >> we walked at night, and we never see anything near to being suspicious. >> reporter: tonight police are sorting whether all the people in house are victims or might be the alleged smugglers themselves. >> marcus, thank you. news tonight on the border wall, president trump's signature initiative. the biden administration moving to strip billions of dollars set aside for wall construction. let's get right to mary bruce. where does that leave things with the wall? will anymore be built? >> reporter: tonight the biden administration is canceling all military funding for the border wall. roughly $14 billion that then president trump took from other projects the fund his signature wall. now the biden administration is giving that money back.
it will go to fund things like day cares and schools on military bases. now, the trump administration actually only built about 80 miles of new wall in areas where there wasn't any before along the roughly 1,900 mile u.s./mexico border. as a candidate, biden promised he wouldn't build another foot and once in office quickly alted construction. there have been billions directed towards the wall. tonight it's not clear what comes next, whether any new wall will actually be built. linsey? >> mary bruce from a windy washington tonight. the u.s. troops in afghanistan are on alert, military officials concerned about taliban attacks surrounding tomorrow's original withdrawal date. the state department ordered some nonespecially personnel to leave kabul. president biden plans to pull out the roughly 2,500 remaining troops by september 11th. new developments into the federal investigation of rudy giuliani. the office of president trump's
personal attorney raided earlier this week and tonight giuliani is fighting back, calling the raid illegal and saying the prosecutors hate him. here's abc's chief justice correspondent, pierre thomas. >> god bless you, rudy. >> reporter: rudy giuliani, once the most famous federal prosecutor in the country, now lashing out at the u.s. attorney's office he once ran after investigators raided his manhattan apartment, showing up on his doorstep at 6:00 a.m. >> there was a big bang, bang, bang on the door, and outside were seven -- seven fbi agents with a warrant for electronics. >> reporter: it marked the dramatic escalation of a two-year investigation into president trump's former attorney. giuliani's lawyer telling abc news, the feds are looking to see whether giuliani was working as a foreign agent for clients in the ukraine while he was pressuring that government to investigate joe and hunter biden. giuliani denies it. >> obviously the assistant u.s. attorneys hate me. and they hate trump, which is
probably the whole thing. >> reporter: he also says federal prosecutors are out to get him because they're jealous of his success. >> when i became a u.s. attorney, i thought i had reached the pinnacle of my career, and i did it every single day, i assure you, with dedication and honor and honesty. when i watch the corruption of it now, it truly -- it probably affects me more than anything else and i can't even express it. >> reporter: president biden says he's keeping his distance from the investigation, insisting he was not told in advance about the giuliani raid. >> i give you my word, i was not. i made a pledge i would not interfere in any way, order, or try to stop any investigation the justice department had under way. >> pierre thomas joins us now from washington. pierre, tonight we're learning another close ally of trump's was warned by the fbi he was the target of a russian disinformation campaign. the fbi giving a special briefing to republican senator ron johnson in the months before the election, but johnson
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