There are new threats from North Korea. For the first time, the communist regime says it would use nuclear weapons in a "merciless offensive", if provoked. And, there's word tonight that China, one of the North's few friends, would support tougher sanctions against Pyongyang for it nuclear tests and missile launches. North Korea has already said they will consider sanctions a declaration of war and answer with "extreme hard line measures."
The tough, dangerous talk comes one day after North Korea sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor. Laura Ling and Euna Lee were accused of trying to sneak into the country from neighboring China. Tonight, we take you to the border in question and talk with two people who know the region well. One is a filmmaker. The other spent four years on the border helping North Korean's escape.
Also tonight, a jailhouse chat. CNN's Ted Rowlands talks with the man accused of killing abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Today Tiller's family said they are closing his Wichita, Kansas clinic for good. It was one of only of few clinics in the country that provided third-trimester abortions. The man charged with the doctor's murder, Scott Roeder, called the closing a victory. Don't miss Ted's exclusive interview.
And, hear from a survivor of the U.S. Airways Flight 1549. That's the jet that had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River back in January. Amazingly, everyone on board survived and the pilot, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger was celebrated as a hero. The captain testified at today's NTSB hearing in Washington, along with Billy Campbell who was in seat 25-A. He was the last passenger out of the plane. He has a remarkable story. We'll share it with you tonight.
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