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Full Episode: Friday, December 11, 2020
"Tonight as we come on the air all eyes on the fda decision could come at any time set to give emergency use authorization for pfizer's coronavirus vaccine today. The pressure from president trump. The white house suggesting the fda. Chief's job is on the line. If the vaccine is not authorized by the end of the day today tonight this work across the us the rollout ready to begin who will get it first and win the trucks and planes to help distribute doses within hours of the final green light. It all comes america markets. Its most devastating and deadliest week yet but we could hit three hundred thousand. American lives lost within days pointing out. The thanksgiving surge is here. The effects from gatherings from the holiday are now being seen in hospitals across the country new york city banning indoor dining with a hundred seven thousand americans in the hospital fighting the virus tonight. We're now seeing patients intents and now the warning about christmas after images with the holiday parties at the white house that sudden pressure from the president to approve a vaccine immediately. As president-elect joe biden tonight says the nation needs quote presidential leadership right now so winter storm as we head into the weekend across several states in the midwest. And what's coming behind it that could affect the east rob marciano timing it out new video tonight showing the search ward at the home of a florida scientist. Who was the coronavirus tracker for the state of florida. She says she was fired. In retaliation for public. Comments about corona virus pleaded with officers not to point their guns at our children and tonight with authorities are now saying about the rate developing seen here in new york city tonight when a driver hits a crowd of protesters. Several pedestrians hit you football coach facing charges tonight after taking aim this player authorities investigating the video. And what we've now learned and are made it america christmas tonight. Your one thing that new list of ideas coming in from abc news world headquarters in new york world news tonight with david. He could he begin. It's great to have you with us. As we near the end of another week together a decision could come at any time from the fda an emergency approval for that pfizer vaccine and it comes after the deadliest week so far in this pandemic and a warning that it's going to get worse this thanksgiving surge could turn into a post. Christmas served according to authorities and the cdc director warning that in the next sixty ninety days we could see more deaths per day than on nine eleven or pearl harbor but tonight there is that promise of the vaccine the white house chief of staff suggesting the fda commissioners could be on the line if the authorization does not come by the end of the day today with or without that threat the fda's authorization is expected soon after the vaccine was endorsed by that advisory panel as we came on the air last night. Fda scientists are taking care today to craft directions for doctors across this country especially about vaccinating patients with severe allergies and pregnant women and teenagers and after that final green light comes the vaccine will be rolling out of. This is our planet in michigan. And the first americans could get those shots by monday or tuesday tonight. Of course the staggering toll more than two hundred ninety. Four thousand lives lost. That's already more than all the combat deaths from world war two. Abc's alex press tonight outside adviser plant near kalamazoo michigan. Can i with the fda to green light the first colonel virus vaccine at any moment the president threatening the fda commissioner sources. Tell abc news white house chief of staff mark. I suggested to dr steven hahn in a phone call that his job could be on the line. If the fda doesn't authorize emergency use of the vaccine by the end of the day earlier the president tweeting. Get the damn vaccines out now. Dr han stop playing games and start saving lives tonight. The fda is working on a fact she for doctors but very close. It's really just the the last dotting of is and crossing ts. We could be seeing people getting vaccinated monday tuesday of next week after two. Healthcare workers in the uk had severe allergic reactions. To the vaccine. The agency will likely recommend the warning for anyone allergic components. A common warning for most vaccines. And if you have other severe allergies and carry a device like an epi pen dr fauci says you may need to be watched for a few minutes after the shot with medication nearby to handle any reaction you might want to make sure that those people get vaccinated in a facility that has the capability of quickly giving them some epinephrine. Tonight workers at this pfizer plant in michigan are standing by ready to take the vaccine from these freezers and pack them into thermo boxes. Loaded with dry ice. The two point nine million doses. The first batch of the vaccine will be rolling out of this facility on trucks around the clock. The moment pfizer gets the green light much of it headed to airports fedex taking the west. Ups taking the east to reach all fifty states within forty eight hours each box attract every step of the way. This is a gps tracker. That also gives temperature that gives light exposure in motion. So it gives us a lot of data and pfizer is also providing data from their own packages. Ups already shipping off. Thousands of vaccine kits with syringes and p. p. e. healthcare workers and nursing home residents will be some of the first vaccinated jack rate at a ninety degree angle hospitals across this country training and eager to get started planning finally. There's a lot of hope out there. Let's get right to. Alex joins us from outside adviser plant in michigan tonight and alex. The fda will review the madeira vaccine next week and tonight. We're learning that the government is ramping up. Its order of that vaccine in particular yet david. The government late today agreeing to purchase another one hundred million doses of moderna. For delivery in the spring madonna will face that same review process that pfizer faced beginning next thursday. David or alex pres- leading us off here on a friday night. Alex thank you and of course we turn next to the crushing pressure tonight. On the nation's hospitals in the middle of the thanksgiving serves. They're seeing now. There are reports at least two hundred. Hospitals are at full capacity this week. More than one hundred seven thousand covert patients are in the hospital fighting this virus. That's another new record. Some hospitals now treating patients intense. And here's our chief. National correspondent matt upman now from california even the tender touch with medical staff across the country unable to stave off the deadliest week of this pandemic hospitals slammed from the thanksgiving surge. Nearly a third running out of icu. Beds now officials warning. No christmas parties know family get togethers. We are in the timeframe now the probably for the next sixty to ninety days. We're going to have more desperate day than we had a nine eleven where we had a barrel harbor. Cova claiming more americans than the number of us troops killed in battle in world war two seventy two year old rocky burkholder when of nearly sixteen thousand americans dying just this week almost all of them alone. Hardest part someone who loves so much so much to hold him in new york tonight. The original epicenter major reversal. The governor shutting down indoor dining starting monday than one hundred seven thousand hospitalized across the country with covid a number. That's nearly double the previous peaks in the spring and summer nurses in indiana. Not sure how much more they can take impressed to our laments physically and mentally ill central regional medical center frantically setting up tents for covid patients which have tripled the past three weeks. Everybody that is able to help us. If you have actually come down to the state of california southern california join us in la county more than seventeen hundred healthcare workers testing positive double the number last week. Some are sick. Almost everyone is tired staff exhausted. I staff are pretty tired. there is there is a level burn out because not only is this physically demanding. It's emotionally demanding. So let's get them back up with us tonight from mission hills california and matt. We mentioned this number moments ago. It's almost hard to wrap your head around in the hospital tonight. More than one hundred. Seven thousand americans battling the virus. You have reported quite a bit in recent days from inside hospitals. Witnessing our frontline workers first hand and i know they're crushed by this thanksgiving surge. Which makes this warning about christmas all the more important tonight. David have been in an icu. At over two hundred percent capacity outside of major hospital that is using its garage as a triage unit. Looks like a military field hospital spoken to a doctor who's been pulling twenty hour days for two consecutive weeks. Everybody says the same thing they can buy more beds that can make more space. They cannot manufacture more medical staff and with these exploding numbers in la county. I am told that some hospitals in this region will reach the breaking point and the next coming weeks. They say that they may not be able to admit new patients. david With us all week long. Matt thank you and we should mention again tonight that monday night. Here is special edition of twenty twenty examining every step of this process. Vaccinations here in the us. The shop the race for the vaccine. It's monday night ten pm. Eastern twenty twenty right here in the meantime tonight. We are following breaking news coming in right now from the supreme court. The state of texas motion taking legally at the vote counts in the presidential election in several key swing states. It's been denied by the supreme court for lack of standing tonight. Let's get right to our chief. White house correspondent jonathan karl with labor reporting john. What did you learn david. The supreme court including all three justices nominated by president trump flatly rejected. The texas case. Wouldn't even bring it up. This is a case that just today. The president called the most important case in history this on a day when the president also took aim at his own food and drug administration after a week of crowded indoor parties at the white house and increasingly outlandish claims about the election. President trump took aim in his own administration today. Slamming the fda as a big old slow turtle. That's taking too long to approve the covid vaccines and now joe. Biden is urging americans to have confidence in the people and the process behind the development and approval of the vaccines. Wanna make it clear to the public. Should have confidence in this. There's no political influence. These are first rate. Scientists taking their time looking at all of the elements that need to be looked at scientific integrity led us to this point and as the pandemic takes grave turn for the worse the incoming president is imploring the outgoing president to show leadership president trump has yet to acknowledge the deadly covert surge and has dismissed the idea he should encourage people to behave safely and responsibly. Yeah we'll cdc puts out their guidelines and the very important guidelines. But i think this. I think that the vaccine was our goal biden. Today said that is just not enough. We're not for crisis right now. This nation needs presidential leadership right now. Presidential leadership is willing to model steps. We should be taking to save our own lives and lives of our families. Lot unfolding here. So let's try to pack it again. Let's get back to john. John reported there. President trump that sudden pressure on the fda chief today in the vaccine authorization by the end of day today. We'll see if that happens. But you reported here on the president's focus for weeks now on his ailing effort to overturn the election. That joe biden won by about seven million votes at this point and now this major blow at this hour from the supreme court. Of course we're waiting for reaction from the white house. We are but david ended. This is really the end of the road This was a it was the longest of longshots. Wasn't even really a shot. But it was an effort to overturn the election. And now you have the supreme court not even willing to hear the case. And as i pointed out including the three justices that donald trump himself put on the supreme court. Keep in mind. He today was calling this the most important Case in history and one hundred twenty six republicans in the house by my count had signed on Including republican leader. Kevin mccarthy to support this case. It is done now done with the decision from the supreme court at this hour. Giancarl thank you. We move onto other news. This friday night and the winter storm system moving across the country with heavy snow and drenching rain eight inches of snow already in new mexico. Multiple accidents and carney nebraska. And what could be brewing right behind it. That could affect the east rob marciano tracking here on friday night. Hey rob davidson impactful weather in the west heading east including that's no. You spoke up. Four inches in eastern nebraska. That'll be heading up towards madison wisconsin in cadillac michigan. Tomorrow some rain pushing into chicago with that low over saint louis. Now indianapolis detroit. You're gonna get some rain. The front itself kind of falls. Apart as a hits the appalachians but Unsettled weather for the east over the weekend. This sets up a very active patterns next week. We could see the potential for snow. The new metro area roundabout wednesday. We'll watch it. David rob marciano with us tonight. Rob thank you and there is new video tonight. Showing the search warrant executed at the home of the floor scientist. Who was the coronavirus tracker for the state of florida. She says she was fired in retaliation for public comments about covid. Nineteen tonight here. The new images showing her pleading with not to point their guns at our children. And tonight here would have thorns. Including florida's governor are saying about the rate. Here's rachel scott warrant open the gore tonight. New police body camera video released of that raid at the home of a florida. Scientists rebecca jones a former state corona virus data tracker recording nine encounter to making it public earlier this week. They're not going. you can hear her claim. Police pointed guns at her children. Who are upstairs. You can see one officer pointing his weapon in that direction. The rain parliament ongoing investigation into a hack of the state's department of health. Internal emergency alert system officers seizing her electronics. I mean it's a political. Just shake down and away to try to shut me down. Jones wants ran the state's. Kobe nineteen dashboard. She was fired in. May she says in retaliation for claiming the department was doctrine. Cove nineteen data at a time when the governor was trying to reopen the state. The governor says she was fired for insubordination. Defending the officers. Today these people did their jobs. They've been smeared as the gestapo for doing their jobs. They did a search warrant. The florida department of law enforcement releasing that bodycam video saying the officers exercise extreme patients tonight. The investigation into that hack is still ongoing. David rachel scott with us tonight. Rachel thank you and when we come back here tonight that developing headline here in new york city when a driver heads into a crowd of protesters several hit the video. Coming in late reporting in a moment. If you think you may be depressed or you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious better help. Online counseling offers licensed professional therapists. Who are trained to listen and help with issues including anxiety grief. Depression relationship and family conflicts difficulty sleeping. Lgbt matters trauma anger self esteem and more everything. You share is confidential simply. Fill out a questionnaire to help. Assess your needs then get matched with a counselor in under forty eight hours easily scheduled secure video or phone sessions and exchange unlimited messages to communicate with your therapist at your convenience. If for any reason your unhappy with your counselor you can request a new one at any time at no additional charge. 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Williams was banned from play after the incident and fired from his job. Georgia's in georgia sheriff's office. He apologized on social media. We reported on the sixteen crash in delta county michigan this week tonight. The fighter pilot has now been identified. The wisconsin national guard sharing this photo of thirty seven year. Old captain derwyn jones with his wife and two children. The jet went down during a training mission in hiawatha national forest funding tonight here. Our countdown to christmas. Saying your one thing made in america. We've been asking for your ideas. We're often running in fact tonight. The companies we've reported on so far but they received a holiday gift already calls from so many of you are made it america. Christmas is closing out the week tonight and the businesses we profiled this week already hearing from you. The two two eight grand street kendall company in baltimore. You saw the bright here. Eight workers owner kendall brown grateful. Thank you to everyone who has supported small businesses like ours during the pandemic today keys telling us. They've approach thousand new orders already in counting. He's adding workers more american jobs fair bell. Minnesota will mills founded in eighteen. Sixty five making blankets for pioneers heading west and for our troops during both world wars and now working with the yarn at their sewing machines making the blankets inspecting them folding them. Just in time for christmas they tell us tonight. Sales are up. There's nothing better than sitting around the campfire. Socially distance with a warm blanket around your shoulders and lots of that kind of business has been coming our way this year. Twenty new hires this year and a second shift added to keep up with demand made in america important because we all know how much people suffered in the economy. We're able to provide. Jobs ended louisville kentucky. It american tradition. We reported on them right here tonight. They are back in full swing. For louisville slugger baseball bats one hundred thirty six years more than one hundred million bats ready made and counting it all starts with paypal. Asha and birchwood from new york. And pennsylvania belongs to louisville getting their shape and after a little sanding hand dipped finish in that famous stamped burned in and tonight david there one message in the usa and it turns out not only making bats. Their factory helped ppe masks during the pandemic and tonight more than three thousand bats being made every day here with those three words in mind. We love those. Three words made in america. And we're going to stay on this right through the holiday. So many of these american companies have helped during the pandemic and now so many of you helping them and their workers. We love it. I'll see right here on monday night.
Full Episode: Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Hosting the event rule. The debate cancelled killed on duty but chilling new video just released an update on a story. We brought you last weekend. Police calling it an ambush an execution of one of their own all happening in a police station parking lot cities held hostage hackers crippling cities even one state's largest hospital network the multiple cyber attacks New Orleans city government forced to shut down their computers working off pen and pad and Lachlan's legal play one Hollywood couple at the center of the College. Jean scandal going going on defense tonight. What the accusing prosecutors of doing even seen this is ABC news tonight? Good evening being. Thanks for joining us on this Saturday. I'm Tom Llamas. And we begin tonight with two big storms striking coast to coast that snow making for dangerous driving in the west of those Colorado drivers trying to dodge control vehicles on some slippery roads and the confirmed ef one tornado. Slamming parts of Florida with winds up to one hundred ten miles cost per hour and that rough weather in the west look at that barreling eastward tonight with a one two punch bringing more snow ice rain to millions and it's not even winter yet. ABC ABC senior meteorologist. Rob Marciano starts US off tonight. Dangerous weather has much of the. US under siege as to storms wreak havoc across the the country this weekend violence storm slamming Florida any F one tornadoes striking flagler county with one hundred ten mile per hour. Winds Uprooting trees and ripping off off roofs. The damage stretching twenty miles treacherous travel conditions in the northeast heavy snow outside Erie. Pennsylvania blinding drivers their ars sliding off the highway downpours swamped the city streets of Boston forcing SUV's onto sidewalks to void the flooding and in the West a new storm system system now marching east up to eight inches of snow falling near Vail Colorado triggering a multi car pileup along. I seventy drivers struggling to maintain traction attraction through the rugged mountain passes and heartstopping moments caught on a nest cam in Omaha Nebraska roads covered in a sheet of ice causing not one but but to car accidents. Some dangerous conditions out there rob joins us now from Central Park with the forecast rob a new route a snow ice and rain in store for millions. That's right Tom. That's western storm is catching up to the one here in the East so not much of a break between them for really anybody. The center of this is still over Pennsylvania. You can see the backside of the Priests Still GonNa take several hours for. It's a kind of spin out. There will be some more in the way of snow especially near the lake. But everybody's going to get the win tomorrow. We got wind advisories from Albany to to Boston because he forty fifty mph hour winds that low amplifies and in the West snow still coming out. We got warnings still posted for parts of Colorado now watches that stretches to Kansas City and Saint Louis and that's where the snow and the ice he can reach by the time Monday morning comes along along that warm front and then strong storms on the south could see more in the way of severe weather by Tuesday an icy mix getting into the northeast especially inland. I and especially north of I eighty. That's where we'll see some accumulation. It will be a rough commute both Monday. Tuesday Tom. All Right Rob Marciano leading US off tonight rob. Thank you next to the urgent manhunt for a suspect in the murder of college. Freshmen the emerging details tonight about the eighteen year old stabbed in a park near campus struggling to get hope help before collapsing. One suspect just thirteen years old in custody in connection with the case. ABC Stephanie Ramos. With new report. Tonight on how that student try to fight back tonight with at least one suspect still on the run New York City. Police are back on the scene of that horrific crime divers searching the pond in that Manhattan Park Hark looking for evidence in the brutal murder of Barnard College student. Tessa majors at the time. A thirteen year old was arrested. Friday Friday charged with felony murder robbery and weapons. Possession in connection with major Steph the arresting officer testifying in family court the juvenile whose identity identity is not being released. Did Not kill majors. The officer says the thirteen year old was found a few blocks away from the college with a knife that he claims he gave gave to. One of the other suspects the juvenile implicated to others in the crime. Police say his statement matches the grainy surveillance video. Investigators have reviewed from the park. They have one in custody and he is the storyteller he's the narrator and you get detailed information and you see if that coincides with the physical evidence the NYPD. He has questioned a second teenager. Just fourteen years old tonight. He has not been charged. Police say majors was walking in Manhattan's Morningside Park in the early evening. Coming one day when she was confronted robbed and stabbed to death authorities say. She fought back biting the finger of one of her tankers then managed to stagger up the steep staircase she later died at the hospital goes responsible however many then. Maybe we'll be brought to justice Tom. This is still a very active investigation. That thirteen thirteen year old is being held without bail and will appear in court on Tuesday. His aunt says her nephew is innocent. Tom And the manhunt is still on tonight. All Right Stephanie. Thank thank you now to Washington and the historic full House impeachment vote looming next week president trump. You see him here tossing the point at the start of the Army Navy game in Pennsylvania media even as Sita's team brace for that Wednesday impeachment vote on the House floor and strategize next steps for the Senate trial with Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell facing criticism schism from Democrats accusing him of taking his cues from the White House. ABC's David Wright with the latest tonight from the White House tonight. The battle lines over impeachment are sharp. And hyper partisan I am trying to give a pretty clear signal. Made up my mind at the here speaking in Doha. Qatar Senator Lindsey. Graham said trump will be on safer ground with a Republican. Majority calling calling the shots and Al will do everything I can to make it die quickly on Fox News Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell vowed Senate Republicans will be in lockstep with the White House. We'll be working through this process. Hopefully in a fairly short period of time in total coordination with the White House counsel's Office President Donald Trump has said he'd like to call witnesses but now says he'll defer to the Senate while do long or short. I've heard Mitch. I've heard Lindsey. I think they are very much an agreement on some concept. I'll do whatever they want to do. It doesn't matter. Democrats accused Senate Republicans of prejudging the evidence even before the trial begins begins and when the House votes this week. Democrats from trump friendly districts are under pressure to break ranks. Thirty one democrats are seeking re election election in district trump won two of them have already said they're likely to vote now. On one or both articles of impeachment one may be switching parties. Other moderates are weighing their decision facts. I'm going to read everything. Watch all the tests and watch all the testimony and the hearings and and read the transcripts consult with scholars first and then of course talk to my constituents today New Jersey Democrat. Tom Malinowski got some booze when he told constituents in his district he plans to vote for impeachment. I believe that on the two council impeachment that have been put before us but the votes should be us and I will be voting. Yes cheers and boos there all right. David Wright joins us now live from the White House. David houses planning that historic vote on this two articles of impeachment against President Trump this week and even with those those moderate Democrats still under political pressure. That's right Tom. The vote likely to take place Wednesday and the math in both chambers adds up the Democrats in in the house believed that they have more than enough votes to impeach. President Trump Republicans in the Senate believe they have the votes to keep him in office. As you know Tom. The constitution constitution requires a two thirds. Vote to remove a president. David thank you in this programming. Note tomorrow on this week. George sits down with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry. Nadler Alert House Intelligence Chair. Adam Schiff and senator Ted Cruz of Texas. We turn now to America's cities facing paralyzing threats from hackers. The city of the warlords forced to shut down their computer system. Here's ABC's Mona Kosar Abdi with more tonight. A state of emergency in New Orleans after a cyber attack on the city's computer systems we fully activated our emergency Operation Center officials directing all employees to power down. Computers unplugged devices and disconnect from Wifi. The mayor says ransomware somewhere was detected but it's unclear who is responsible secret service. FBI of course All of us really are hands on deck with this emergency services services. Nine one one dispatching and police radios were unaffected this year alone. Cybersecurity firm MC soft reports nine hundred and forty eight ransomware attacks on government mm-hmm and agencies healthcare providers and school districts out of cost of more than seven billion in taxpayer dollars just days ago. Hackers Pensacola Florida demanding. Being a one million dollar ransom and in Georgia computer screens at the nine one one dispatch center going dark the network infected by malware basically. What we were left with with was a radio system? Hackers also crippling computer systems at New Jersey's largest hospital network as for New Orleans City Hall has been shut down all sitting websites. It's our down and employees are using good old-fashioned pens and paper to conduct business. Tom Mona thank you. Next to the chilling surveillance video just released we'll police recalling cold-blooded ambush and execution of one of their own. The suspect coming up behind that officer opening fire in a police station parking lot last weekend. New details else on that case and other attacks on law enforcement coming in tonight here's ABC's Akra quiche tonight. Police releasing this chilling surveillance video of a gunman seen firing firing multiple times into a squad. Car killing the unsuspecting officer. The ambush taking place a week ago in Arkansas right in front of a police Lee station authorities calling it. In ambush and execution. You can see police rush out of the station. In pursuit of the suspect backed down on the west side of the building. They chase him through an alleyway killing the suspect. London Phillips the officer Twenty seven year. Old Stephen Car this week a a solemn procession to honor the fallen hero was led by car siblings. He came from a law enforcement family. He knew what the job was about and He he just wanted to serve his community. Tom That officer had been on the force for just two and a half years now tonight authorities tell us that the investigation continues news. Tom Zachary thank you. We're learning tonight more about that deadly attack that left six people including two gunmen dead Jersey City the FBI recovering a white van. You see it right. There linked to the suspects that attack at a kosher grocery store now being investigated as domestic terrorism and update tonight on that mass shooting at the naval base in Pensacola Hola. ABC News obtaining a joint intelligence bulletin detailing some of what investigators have learned about that gunman since December sixth attack the twenty one year old. Saudi suspect Specht apparently posting online months before the attack that quote. The countdown has started and other posts referring to non Muslims as infidels. At least three people people were killed and eight others injured in that incident. Investigation is still ongoing. We WanNA turn out of politics and the two thousand twenty race and the big question. Mark Swirling around next week's Democratic presidential debate the Labor Dispute and possible picket line at the college hosting the showdown will the debate now cancelled. ABC's Rachel Scott with the latest tonight a threat to boycott placing the next democratic debate in jeopardy the seven candidates who have qualified vowing. They won't Cross a union picket line to get to the stage. I think it's a terrible look for the Democratic Party than to have a debate and runs afoul of union work rules the Democratic Party now scrambling to find a resolution solution before Thursday as a California labor union unite. Here eleven plans to continue to pick it on Loyola marymount university's campus. We should cross the picket line. I try to work to find a new location. Or they're going to have to figure out how they resolve this that union representing one hundred and fifty cashiers cooks and dishwashers in the middle of an ongoing ongoing labor dispute with the deck so company contract to handle food services for the university demanding better wages and health care benefits the Union sending this letter to the Presidential Oh candidates outlining their plans in a statement the DNC says while Lmu is not party to the negotiations they are working with all stakeholders to find an acceptable resolution that meets their needs and is consistent with our values and will enable us to proceed as scheduled with next week's debate. I believe they are probably trying to work with all the parties to resolve this because having these debates is critical for Americans to see the differences between candidates and this is obviously going to be a critical election for America. All Right Rachel. Scott joins us now live from Pittsburgh where several of the candidates were campaigning. Today we're just a few days out Rachel from that next debate. Will they find a solution Shen before Thursday Tom. This is not the first hurdle for the DNC last month they had to move this same debate from Ucla over a different labor dispute but tonight both the Party and the candidates are optimistic that they can find a solution before Thursday now with the latest on the college. Admission scandal actress. Laurie Lachlan pushing back on claims claim. She paid bribes to get her daughter into college now. Accusing prosecutors of withholding evidence here's ABC's Marcy Kansas tonight actress Lori Loughlin and her her husband Massimo GM newly going on the attack revealing part of their defense strategy. The couple accused of paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University University of Southern California. Now say they didn't know the payments were bribes and claim prosecutors are withholding proof of that their lawyers writing in a court. Filing the government appears to be concealing exculpatory evidence that helps show that both defendants believe all the payments made would go to USC itself for legitimate. Judy mid university approved purposes is very serious for a prosecuting attorney to withhold. What may be exculpatory evidence? While other parents herons including actress Felicity Huffman Have Taken Plea Deals Laughlin. Gianola are maintaining their innocence claiming they believed payments made to college admissions consultant. Rick Singer seamer were legitimate. This case unlike some of the others there were actually falsified photographs and fake resumes created for Gorey's children. I think it's going to be pretty difficult to convince a jury that they somehow believe they were just making a innocuous. Donations the next hearing. And the couple's cases is scheduled for mid-january they face up to forty five years in prison if convicted Tom turned out for index in a shooting scare inside of busy mall. Atlanta new video shows frantic holiday shoppers running to safety when the shooting started inside a food court. Police say the shooting was a result of an argument. As an isolated incident. One person was injured. Police police are now looking for that gunman and the major medical headline tonight for some heart and diabetes patients the FDA approving fish oil official royal based drug used to reduce the risk risk of potentially deadly complications including heart attack or stroke. The CPA would only be used for those already taking cholesterol lowering medications. Experts say the prescription therapy could benefit millions of high risk patients to Georgia. Now where a man has been arrested for slapping a reporters backside on air the video of the assault the seat here on W. Save reporter. Alex Bazaar Jian during a live report in Savannah going viral and prompting police investigation forty-three-year-old. Thomas callaway now charged with sexual battery after turning himself in he was released on bond and a historic win at the Miss World. Pageant Miss Jamaica Tori and sing taking at home the crown at the ceremony in London for the first time all the winners all five major pageants including Miss Universe Miss. USA Miss Team USA and Miss America. America are black women filing tonight the new graduate giving us all a lesson determination. It's America's strong that that should Torah herring headed to a major milestone fourteen years in the making contact comedy. I not that I had to do. Should never thought she would see this day after dropping out of college at nineteen and push myself like I should have married at twenty. One has happened for sure. Torah life would continue to take unexpected. Unexpected turns after having her first son sign as two years later she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis careful work you know because I always do everything just like it just. It was very scary now. Now a single mom living with ms should torre was living life in pain every day. But she knew one thing she had a fight. Through for her son is very very unpredictable. APRES and operating operate India. Finally ally. Okay I got these should Torah would have a second son Sir James but something was always burning in the back of her mind find finishing that degree boy is mostly thousand single moms. I know I have to do it for so two years ago. She went back to the University of Arkansas. `Kansas at Pine Bluff. This time she didn't have just attend college. She doubled up on her credits and they might just tell my boys though. Whatever life throws anybody's whatever life throws throws it? You you you through it you just keep going to not you vote in that model. She's live by fourteen years later. Finally getting that degree I wanted to screen eighteen hours. So Happy Chautauqua not only graduating but making the chancellor's list and getting a four point. Oh in her last semester. Never Yellow Montana. It just never give a four point. Oh congrats to Chautauqua. Thanks so much for watching. I'm Tom Llamas. New York Jian this week. First thing in the morning I'll see you right back occur tomorrow night. Have a great night. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then. Zero 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.
Full Episode: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
"Tonight Breaking News as we come on the Air Hurricane Laura gaining strength about slamming to the US, potentially as a major category three hurricanes hurricane taking aim, at Texas, Louisiana expected to make landfall tomorrow as that cat three winds up to one hundred, fifteen miles per hour state of emergency already in place tonight bass evacuations underway for more than Five Hundred Thousand People Meteorologist Rob Marciano in the storm zone with the newest timing and track tonight sir. Police Shooting Jacob Blake what it shows before have the family tonight saying Blake was shot seven times in the back reaching into his SUV, his three young sons in the backseat his parents emotional today saying their son is now paralyzed from the waist down and the family now pleading for an end to the violent protests. Of the Republican National Convention getting underway for members of the trump family including the president at first lady Melania trump she'll speak this evening the first time ever from the Rose Garden during a convention. At Secretary of State Mike, pompeo under fire tonight for his unprecedented appearance tonight. Also a I had a convention. News on the coronavirus tonight the new report researchers on how one conference in the northeast attended by fewer than two hundred people led to an estimated twenty thousand cases they say in Boston alone we have news potential Dak scenes tonight, Dr Anthony Pfau chief warning against rushing out vaccine before proven safe and effective. Pilot killed in a crash while battling the wildfires in the West conducting bucket drops at the time. Jerry Falwell. Junior residing tonight one of president. Trump's most powerful evangelical supporters stepping down as head of Liberty University, what he's now saying tonight about the sex scandal involving his wife and a young man that they allegedly all met when he was a Miami Pool boy the world's fastest man revealing he's tested positive for covid. Nineteen. And America strong. Tonight, we cannot forget the work of the firefighters. Skates ABC. News. Tonight with David. Good evening. It's great to have you with us here in very busy Tuesday night, and we begin tonight with that major hurricane threat forecasters say what could be a major category? Three hurricane is about to hit the US more than a half million people ordered to evacuate in Texas and Louisiana Tonight, Hurricane Laura is barreling into the Gulf of Mexico expected to slam ashore is that cat three, one, hundred, fifteen, mile an hour winds the urgent call tonight to leave Galveston causing very slow moving traffic families all going one way to. Get. Out A line of cars heading Beaumont, Texas today businesses or shutting down and boarding up nursing home residents Galveston taken out of harm's way and didn't do Orlands. Tonight they are bracing to fifteen years after Katrina now, and the idea of a category three hurricane of course is very unsettling. Laura has already killed at least twenty three people in the Caribbean on its path. So let's to meteorologist Rob Marciano leading US off again tonight with the latest track of this Hurricane Rob's in Lake Charles Louisiana tonight for us. Hey Rod. Good Evening David this storm is moving into a part of the Gulf of Mexico that is ripe for strengthening. It's GonNa have to big impacts that is destructive winds and life threatening storm surge. Well, inland we sit thirty miles from the coast here Lake Charles and obviously surrounded by water. We will see water rise over ten feet potentially north of interstate ten look at all the alerts for storm surge over five hundred miles of coastline, and some of that storm search could come. Well Inland, as I mentioned, nine to thirteen feet here in southwest Louisiana six nine feet including parts of Galveston and getting into southern parts of Houston and all the way to New Orleans as well. Hurricane warnings up that do include Houston down I tend to the Golden Triangle Lake Charles over towards Lafayette and here's that storm. That's gathering strengthen growing in the Gulf of Mexico, about four hundred, fifty miles from where I stand right now and forecast to strengthen during the day tomorrow. Gathering to a category two, and then eventually a category three storm making landfall somewhere along the Texas Louisiana border tomorrow night, and then bringing those destructive winds well in and all the way to shreveport Houston dangerously close to that track any to the left is going to be devastating for that dense population and folks around there in far inland could be without power for days if not weeks listened to your local authorities if they are telling you to get out do so quickly. David we are thinking of everyone there from Houston and Orleans, and of you robin the team stay safe tonight as Laura approaches. There are states of emergency in Texas and Louisiana including Houston of course, the nation's fourth largest city with seven million people living there along the coast they are bracing for a potentially deadly storm surge as rob said, but this hurricane is also expected to have an impact far inland as well. ABC's Marcus more in Galveston on that part of the story tonight. Time is quickly running out tonight for thousands of families along the Gulf coast to board up pack up and get out. We are seeing a very long and slow line of traffic coming away from Galveston Island Curriculum Laura, a powerful storm plotting and uncertain course take a look. This is the line to get onto the ball over fairy many here remembering the chaotic evacuation in two thousand and five ahead of Hurricane Rita, it caused massive gridlock. Most of the storms deaths were from the evacuation itself coastal areas bracy for tweet thirteen, foot storm surge, and one hundred, fifteen mile per hour winds we don't have. The resources to go door to door and pull people out of their homes and have no intention of doing that once it gets passed a category two with a surge issues there's no way I'm take that chance just grab our dogs and our family Ango Galveston more than fifty residents of this nursing home evacuated with two weeks. Worth of supplies with the pandemic we were required to do two buses and half the size, any movement and Laura's track could take it right over Houston the city hard hit by Covid nineteen forcing officials to change how they shelter families shelters that we are going to set up. The Kobe protocols take people's temperatures. People have to be social distance in Louisiana where Katrina made landfall nearly fifteen years ago officials watching that track to hoping families remember the storms devastating blow. You don't get a chance to leave once those waves start coming ashore. So hopefully, everybody will take the one seriously. Let's hope. So let's get right to marcus tonight live from the beach there in Galveston and Marcus here under a Hurricane Watch there, and you were just telling us they've now closed the port. David? Port is a key route for commercial boats also shipping containers and here on the island officials are hoping people heed the warnings and that they will evacuate by tomorrow morning at the absolute latest because there's concern this storm might not make as northerly turn soon enough and it could potentially take aim at. Galveston. David, Marcus more. Thanks to you and Rob Marciano tonight, and we turn to the other news this evening, the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Tonight is family says he was. Shot seven times and that he's now paralyzed from the waist down the country has now seen that video of the black father shot by an officer, his three young sons in the back seat. It was his family revealing the news that he's paralyzed the waist down during an emotional news conference today at overnight protesters faced off against police the family with the message for those protesters. Tonight, the Governor of Wisconsin has now declared a state of emergency. Here's ABC's Alec. Spreads from the scene again tonight. Tonight anger boiling over in Kenosha Wisconsin over the police shooting of Jacob Blake? Protesters during curfew last night with outrage in the streets. Storming businesses swinging baseball bats. Setting buildings on fire and igniting trucks and cars police responding with tear gas and pepper. Spray. National Guard trying to enforce order tensions waging a fever pitch. Blake's mother making an emotional plea for peaceful protests dill shakeup justice on this level and exam in. Your heart. To all of the police officers I'm waiting for you. And your families no new video emerging showing a different angle just moments before blake was riddled with bullets he appears to be struggling on the ground with police before getting up and walking to open his car door. One of the officers opens fire his three children inside watching. All. My grandson has repeatedly is why the police shoot my daddy in the back tonight Blake is in the hospital. His attorney says he's paralyzed from the waist down and they will take a miracle for him to walk again. My son. Seven, times. Seven. Lucky didn't matter. But my son matters. The officers now under investigation, the Kenosha police do not wear body cameras justice will be served. People will be held responsible for their actions. And we will know the truth. The shooting causing more frustration marchers taking to the streets in cities across the country read NBA, Star, Lebron, James, expressing, the anger of many we are scared by. An, American. Black Man Black. Black kids. We are terrified. David Doj confirmed today they are working on this case. Local investigators have thirty days to present their findings into the prosecutor here. Blake's family is calling for the officers involved to be fired immediately and held accountable David. Alright. Alex President Kenosha Wisconsin again tonight Alex. thank you and tonight brings night two of the Republican National Convention now getting underway tonight. Four members of the trump family will speak that includes president trump but it will be first lady Melania trump who for the first time even during a ever during the convention will address the country from the Rose Garden and Secretary of State Mike pompeo is drawing criticism for his unprecedented appearance tonight. Here's our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Tonight the normally low key first lady steps into the political spotlight speaking from the Rose Garden. She helped redesign for advisers say the speech will be positive and forward-looking stark contrast from what we heard on night one the tone was set early on by the Saint Louis couple who brandished weapons at protestors marching by their home in June and matter where you live your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats. America. It was an ominous message echoed loudly by Kimberly Guilfoil, former Fox News host, and girlfriend of Donald, trump junior, and the ex wife of the current Democratic governor of California. Let them destroy your family's your lives and your future don't let them kill future. Generations because they told you and brainwash you and fed you lies that you weren't good enough little later the theme was picked up by Donald trump junior. It's almost like this election shaping up to be church work in school versus rioting looting and vandalism, but it wasn't all doom and gloom two of the most high profile speakers of the night where Republicans with dramatically different styles than the president both of them people, of color, Nikki Haley the former governor of South Carolina who served under president trump as the US ambassador to the United. Nations. Highlighted Her story as the daughter of immigrants from India in much of the Democratic Party it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. that. Is Ally. America. Is Not a racist country and Senator Tim Scott also from South Carolina gave a hopeful speech about the opportunity he is found in America. Our family went from cotton to Congress. In one lifetime. And that's why I believe the next American Century can be better thin the last. So that was day one. Now night, two of the Convention Giancarl live at the White House and John Secretary of State Mike Pompeo we know also addressing the convention tonight he'll do so from Jerusalem and John this is unprecedented for America's top diplomat to appear during convention. Oh, it's beyond unprecedented David Secretaries. Of State, both Democrat and Republican have long believed that it is simply inappropriate for America's top diplomat to take part in overt political events. In fact, the last six secretaries of state didn't even attend their party's convention because they didn't want to have even the appearance of being political and then you have the added element this was. Taped in Jerusalem or Mike Pompeo has been traveling in his official capacity as secretary of State all right Giancarl John. We'll see you shortly for the convention and I. Hope You'll join George Lindsay and me the entire political team tonight for coverage of night to the Republican National Convention Seven PM, Eastern, ABC News Live, and then ten pm eastern right here on the network. We move on tonight and to the corona virus and the new report, which shows just how quickly this can spread and multiply how one conference in the northeast attended by fewer than two hundred people researchers say than lead to an estimated twenty, thousand cases in the Boston area alone there's news tonight also on potential vaccines, Dr Anthony Fauci warning against rushing out a vaccine before it's been proven safe at effective. Here's tvos in Salvi. There were fewer than two hundred people who came to this Boston hotel in February for an international biotech conference. But a new study tonight says that this one event may have led to nearly twenty thousand covid nineteen infections in the Boston area alone, the race for a potential vaccine to end this pandemic is seriously on thirty and human trials around the world but America's leading infectious disease doctors warning everyone about rolling any of them out too early saying that the one thing you would not want to see with a vaccine is getting an. Emergency use authorization before you have a signal of efficacy. Dr Anthony Fauci warns that this could also make it more difficult for any of the other efforts to find enough volunteers like these people for their clinical trials I don't WanNa be. Thing anything critics believe the FDA is being rushed as well and are pointing to the president. The agency has just given the okay for emergency use of plasma therapy to treat Cova nineteen and the commissioner is being called out for overselling the potential benefits during this news conference with President Trump the commissioner is now Polish sizing for exaggerating the numbers but says, the agency's move is still a good one. I can assure the American people that this decision was made based upon sound science and data. There are now two new reported cases of people who got reinfected with Kobe nineteen within months. Last night, we told you about a case out of Hong Kong tonight to new cases in Europe one of them is a Belgian woman who I got sick March and then tested positive again in June David Array troubling. THANK YOU STEVE WE'RE GONNA turn next year. Evangelical. Leader Jerry Falwell junior resigning tonight is president of Liberty University. When of President Trump's most powerful evangelical supporters, he's now stepping down what Falwell is now saying about the sex scandal involving his wife and a young man who falwell and his wife allegedly met when he was a Miami Pool boy here's Kira Phillips. Jerry Falwell junior fought to stay at the helm of Liberty University the nation's largest Christian college founded by his famous father but the board had had enough announcing. It would not be in the best interest of the university for Falwell to stay on overnight he resigned telling me it's time to move on. I've done all that I can today we will confirm nearly nine, thousand, nine, thousand degrees. And we'll make history his fall from grace was swift and steep a one time Emmy pool attendant Giancarlo granda claiming he had a seven year affair with Falwell's wife Becky and that Falwell watched when they were intimate, I spoke with Jerry Becky Falwell. They admit becky did have an affair but they deny Jerry Falwell junior was involved. They tell me Granda who became a business partner is trying to. Them. The Falwell's were among the top evangelical supporters of President Trump. Truly believe Mr Trump is America's blue-collar billionaire Becky Falwell seen here speaking with the president's daughter-in-law. We are so proud of our students here liberty and it's just such an honor to be able to serve alongside them, and we try to teach good family values and good morals. The Falwell's now telling me their victims of a political hit job. The Falwell's telling me tonight David that although Liberty University accepted his resignation, some board members have reached out expressing their support for the Family David or cure. Thanks to you. Again tonight, hundreds of protesters are not giving up in their demands for Justice for Briana Taylor Louisville images tonight showing a large crowd marching through the city Brianna Taylor a black emt was fatally shot in March by police serving a no knock warrant. Kentucky's Attorney General must now decide whether to charge the officers involved. When we come back on the broadcast tonight, the helicopter pilot killed while dropping water on the fires, and one of the world's best known athletes reveals he has. Next tonight the tragedy firefighting chopper pilot killed an organ authorities say he crashed battling fire in Mount Hood National Forest. The pilot was conducting bucket drops at the time. All of this dozens of wildfires still burning California at this hour look at the satellite images tonight, showing the state covered in a blanket of smoke across the country. Tonight, the death of a police officer's wife in Miami authorities say Clara Paulina died after being trapped for several hours in the back of her husband's police SUV temperatures above ninety degrees authorities believe while her husband was asleep she climbed into the back looking for something that she was hadn't found. She got trapped with doors that automatically lock. And Olympic Star Hussein bolt revealing he has cova following a surprise birthday party at his home in Jamaica says he's not showing any symptoms but that he will corentin. Finally. Tonight honoring the firefighters America strong. Tonight across Northern California. Battling some of the largest fires in California's history. Cheers for them at Santa Cruz County. As they get another ship. It neighboring Scotts valley a salute our. Filming. Soda. Lame scorching one million acres in San Jose twelve-year-old tape Robbins, and ten-year-old Nyla centers they brought food to the firehouse. Yup. I'm saving. Innocent people. Lies Companies. were. So thankful for you, the firefighters thanking the girls really appreciate it if we didn't have to worry about this is a big hot. Air High Five. Yeah tonight. Tate. Say they'll be back to check out those firefighters you just wanted to thank you guys so much for being. So brave and we honor you so much. We have so much. Thanks. So much. Thanks tonight here. One more sign of hope the famous California Redwood Trees in California's oldest state park. So two thousand years old have been saved. Firefighters still working. Your up here from here my parents live around here. So there's no way I'm going anywhere until it's over. We think the firefighters to I'll see you tomorrow.
Full Episode: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
"Tonight the president and his new message about a troubling variant of the corona virus and young people. I mean cases plunging in this country. The new warning tonight about the highly infectious delta variant first seen in india now the dominant strain in the uk. And what they're seeing. Young people would president biden is saying tonight dr anthony fauci and like to doses of pfizer and moderna are extremely important and there's also news tonight on children and the vaccine trials. The blistering bipartisan report tonight. On behalf of the capital showing the some authorities knew of maps of the capital tunnels and exits were being shared online the month before the attack. If that one person writing this is do or die. Bring your guns. So why wasn't that information. Shared rachel scott on the hill tonight after that boy was shot and killed in his booster seat. The two suspects a couple now charged at what played out today with authorities and how the couple tried to hide the car after the shooting. Dangerous storms moving through the northeast at this hour just before we came on the air tonight damaging winds lightning the key. Fueling them meteorologist. Rob marciano standing by breaking news tonight. The president cutting off infrastructure talks with republicans after going back and forth a number of times and the phone call today. So what now giancarl tonight with late reporting the fbi and the arrests across the globe more than eight hundred people sixteen countries criminals using what they thought was a secure apt to communicate but it had been developed by the fbi. Weapons millions in cash cocaine hidden in fruit massive. Irs tax league tonight revealing the wealthiest of americans paying little to no income tax. Jeff as the oc alon busk. Warren buffett the richest twenty five people paying less in income taxes than most american workers from abc news world headquarters anymore. This is world news tonight with dd. He'll good evening. It's good to have you with us here on a tuesday night and there are several developing stories as we come on tonight. We're going to begin with that. New warning from president biden about the delta variant first seen in india now the dominant strain of coronavirus in the uk and spreading rapidly among young people. Twelve to twenty years old. Dr anthony fauci saying tonight. We cannot allow that to happen here. Dr fauci also warning americans that a study in the uk shows that the pfizer vaccine for example is only thirty three percent effective against this troubling delta variant after one dose but that it's eighty eight percent effective after two doses of the vaccine of course underscoring the importance of both shots. Tonight the numbers here one hundred seventy one million people in the us have received at least one dose sixty one point two percent of everyone twelve years older. And there's news tonight about children in this country and the vaccine trials across the nation. Abc's even pilgrim leading us off. Tonight a warning from president biden about the growing threat from the delta variant. I identified in india folks the delta variant a highly infectious cova nineteen strain is spreading rapidly among young people between twelve and twenty years old in the uk. If you're young and haven't gotten your shot yet. It really is time. It's the best way to protect yourself. And those you love the variant which helped fuel the devastating surge in india is now the dominant strain in the uk which is why dr fauci says getting vaccinated. Here at home is more than ever. We want to get to and above the goal of seventy percent of the adult population receiving. At least one dose by the fourth of july right now the delta variant makes up six percent of samples tested in the us. But dr fauci warning the. Us is not in the clear. We cannot let that happen in the united states. If you had your first does make sure you get that second dose. He says it's critical to get fully vaccinated. The pfizer vaccine was eighty eight percent effective against the delta variant after the second dose but only thirty three percent effective after. Just one dose tonight pfizer launching. Its phase two and three trial in younger children ages. Five to eleven rate today at stanford six year old sophia chevenez and her nine year. Old brother nicholas getting the first of two shots. A lower dose of maxine than what's given to adult so far what we're seeing is. The vaccine is just as safe and well tolerated as what we've seen in adults in new orleans seven year old russell bright getting his shot to alan child banks and the pilgrim back with us again tonight in either we know tens of millions of unused doses of the vaccine sitting on shelves and tonight there are several governors. Who are now warning. A lot of this supply expires this month. I know the white house was pressed on this today. Yes david the white house pushing back saying. It's just a small fraction of the total number of doses. And it's not realistic to expect that. Not a single dose. Would-be wasted but the scrutiny. Coming as much of the world is desperate for this vaccine. The governor of ohio saying they don't have a legal option to send vaccines to other states or other countries david. Or even pilgrim leading off tonight. Eva thank you. We're gonna turn out of that. Scathing bipartisan senate report on the capital riot attack on the capital finding that security and intelligence failures happen at every level of government and warnings. Were ignored the report revealing for one that a month before the attack some authorities knew of threats of violence of blog posts with maps of the capital tunnels the exits. So why wasn't that information. Shared rachel scott from the hill tonight tonight. A blistering bipartisan report revealing massive security failures at every level of government leading up to january six the five month investigation painting dark pitcher revealing critical breakdowns in communication and preparation among the capitol police. Fbi dhs in department of defense the panel finding that weeks before the attack capital police intelligence uncovered information about the threat of violence including a blog. Post with a map of the capital encouraging trump supporters to surround every building with a tunnel entrance or exit. One common. saying this doer. di bring your guns. But the full scope of that information was never fully convey to capitol police leadership or its officers then came under attack. Senator amy klobuchar was one of four senators. Who led the review. Is there any reason why the capital should have been let believable on january six. No literally there were post floating around with maps of the tunnels under the capital. The report laying out twenty recommendations including the selection of a new capital police chief late today the department responding. This department is already making major changes to protect our most valuable asset which is you and everybody on capitol grounds but the report did not address what led up to the attack including former president. Donald trump's words provoked the violence. We saw that day or any contributing factors in the weeks and months leading up to the attack and tonight renewed calls from democrats and some republicans to investigate what led to this. Even after efforts for january six commission failed. I see this report is very valuable but not a substitute for an independent commission but it has already failed once in the senate blocked by republicans. Senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell telling me it's a nonstarter. What we needed was a quick solution to the problem. On security and pursuit of those who broke the law which the justice department assures me is going on very very aggressively all right. So let's get to rachel scott tonight and rachel. It was your question senator. Mcconnell they're saying it's nonstarter. Senator collins a republican poor saying we still need to know more so the obvious question. Will there be deep dive into what led up to this attack on the capital. Well david just simply not enough republican support to launch an independent commission but all eyes are on house speaker. Nancy pelosi she does have the power to appoint a special committee to look into what happened or republicans already blasting that idea calling it. Partisan david rachel scott reporting from the hill. Tonight thank you rachel. We turn next this evening to the suspects in the death of six year old aid and laos who shot and killed while riding the back seat of his mother's car in his booster seat tonight the couple appearing before a judge charged for the first time and now authorities revealing how the couple allegedly tried to hide the car after the shooting. Here's we'll car tonight. Marcus anthony arrays is charged with murder after authorities. Say he killed six year old aid in laos in a fit of road rage. The twenty four year old. Who police say pulled the trigger making his first court appearance along with his alleged accomplice when he lied who police say was the driver and help. Avoid capture the rest coming more than two weeks after eight strapped into his car seat on his way to kindergarten was killed by a bullet fired through the back of the car. Aden's mom clutching him in her arms on the side of the road. His last words mommy my tummy hurts and civilized country. We should be able to drive our kid to school and not worry that they're going to be shot in the back. Police say they've recovered the handgun which they say was registered to res. They've also recovered the car a white volkswagen which they say was registered to lease parents. Once it came to light that they were wanted for the murder of a little boy they absolutely engage in hyde car suspects court appearance one day after little aden was laid to rest in a private ceremony. Aden's mother spoke at a memorial service. This weekend. he had a beautiful heart for others. And the most pure thoughts regarding this world and the people within it as this memorial grows at judge just off the suspected. Shooter's bailed a two million dollars citing the seriousness of this crime. And if he's convicted he could face up to life in prison. David or we'll car from california tonight next the dangerous storms moving through the northeast just before we came on the air tonight damaging winds and lightning the heat fueling all of this and of course late. Today we could see the pictures of all this fierce storm blowing in blackening. The new york city skyline senior. Meteorologist rob marciano tracking this all again tonight for us. Hey rob hey david pattern is trying to change. We had some big storms as you mentioned. Come through here with flooding rain and some trees down the radar shows. It's still there. We got a severe thunderstorm. Watch warning outside of atlantic city. These will wind down later on tonight. Meanwhile flashlight emergency south of little rock today in severe thunderstorm watch up remains there the next couple of hours and more heat tomorrow in the upper midwest minneapolis continues. Its week long. Run of over ninety degrees could set a record there. One more day of humidity in dc philly new york and big time cooling. Coming thursday and friday. Finally here in the northeast david. All right rob. Marciano rob thank you. We're also following the breaking headline from washington late today. President biden shutting down. The infrastructure talks after several rounds with republicans. So what now. Let's get right to our chief. Washington correspondent jonathan. Karl tonight and john. The president holding one last call today with republican chief negotiator senator shelley moore capito but no deal so what now david both sides had been saying. They were making progress. But tonight the white house says. The president informed senator capito that her latest offer quote did not meet the essential needs of our country for her part. Senator capito told. Abc news at the president repeatedly moved the goal posts and had just decided to walk away. And look david. They were hundreds of billions of dollars apart. Biden wanted to pay for all of this by raising taxes the wealthy and on some corporations that is simply a non starter for republicans. So right now as we speak there is yet another. Bipartisan group meeting in the basement of the capital but the bottom line david. The two sides don't agree on how much spend what to spend it on or how to pay for it giancarlo with breaking headline john. Thank you and you heard. John bring up taxes there tonight. The massive irs tax leak. It has revealed the wealthiest of americans paying little to no federal income tax. Jeff bezos elon. Musk warren buffett. In fact the richest twenty five people paying less than income tax and most american workers and all of it legal tonight the outrage and renewed calls to level the playing field. Here's terry moran. The numbers revealed in the report from the investigative group propublica are staggering in two thousand seven amazon founder. Jeff bezos made three point eight billion dollars but basis. Now the richest man in the world paid nothing not a dime in federal income taxes that year. Same story for tesla. Musk in two thousand. Eighteen investment icon. Warren buffett says he supports higher taxes for the rich. The wealthy are definitely undertaxed. And he too has benefited between twenty fourteen in two thousand eighteen. Buffet made a whopping twenty four point three billion dollars but over those years he paid just twenty three point seven million in federal income taxes an infant tasma percentage of the money he made families have to pay the tax bills regularly but the billionaires have found a way to avoid propublica found nothing illegal. Its investigation focused only on federal income taxes. Which are largely based on wages and salaries but these billionaires make most of their money from investments which have long been given preferential treatment not from salaries and that skewers. The federal tax code towards the wealthy propublica actually obtained a trove of irs data on thousands of the richest americans. That's an unprecedented legal. Tax information and the irs and fbi are investigating. Jeff bezos and elon. Musk elon musk. Declined to comment to propublica. But warren buffett declared in a statement. I continue to believe that the tax code should be changed substantially. David said that before you now to the fbi and its role in global sting arrested sixteen countries more than eight hundred people criminals using what they thought was a secure communicate with one another but it had been developed by the fbi. Weapons millions in cash cocaine hidden in fruit. Here's our chief. Justice correspondent pierre thomas. Now tonight one of the biggest international dragnes ever with the fbi. Deploying technology like it never has before with the help of an informant. The fbi developed in distributed and encrypted app known as putting it on more than twelve thousand foams that were pushed out to more than three hundred crime syndicates across the world. The criminals using these devices believe they were secretly planning crimes far beneath the radar of law enforcement but in reality. The criminals were not underneath the radar. They were on. It allow thirties to track the criminals. Every move like this brick of cocaine part of a shipment from carlsbad california bound for australia and these drugs found in bogota housed in cases of bananas. We were able to actually see photographs of hundreds of tons of that were concealed. In shipments of fruit the sting allegedly uncovered murder-for-hire plots saving lives. As of today we have charged two hundred and twenty. Four alleged defenders acted upon twenty-one threats to kill including saving a family of five thomas tonight peer this all comes amid the other major concern involving criminals overseas. Of course the massive cyber-attacks here in this country. And i know you spoke with. Da just secretary my orcas about those threats today. let's listen. We're not talking about people with conscience we're talking about criminals who want to make money illegally or who want to do harm independent of a profit motive. Npr the ceo of the colonial pipeline testifying on the hill today facing tough questions. Colonial ceo said it will take a team effort by industry and government to combat hacking when he admitted his company was not as prepared as it. Should have been david. Gary thomas with us from washington tonight. Pierre thank you we turn next year vice president kamala harris concluding her high stakes visit to guatemala and mexico taking on border issues and the root causes of some of what is seeing on the us border with mexico. The vice president meeting today with mexico's president over door insisting the us must focus on the root causes of migration. She said this is not a quick fix in talking with reporters and she was pressed again about when she'll go to the us border. If this were easy it would have been handled long time ago. And there's no question that it is complex in fact and that we have to navigate the complexities of it with a goal of solving. Listen i could. I've been to the border before. I will go again but when i'm in guatemala dealing with root causes. 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Full Episode: Sunday, May 9, 2021
"Tonight breaking news as we come on the air the mother's day mass shooting a gunman opening fire at a mobile home park in colorado killing six people before turning the gun on himself. The horror playing out at a birthday party. Police believe the shooter was the boyfriend of a victim. The details just coming in the other major headlined the investigation into a cyber attack that forced the shutdown of major. Us pipeline that supplies forty five percent of fuel to the east coast the race to resume operations over concerns. Long delay could affect the price of gasoline diesel and jet fuel as multiple agencies work to figure out who is behind the attack india's covid nineteen crisis. The country's top doctors calling for a national lockdown saying hospitals cannot keep up with an alarming surge of covid nineteen patients. I see us running out of beds and more than one hundred medical professionals. They're dying from the virus in less than a month. Maggie rulli on the ground for us in new delhi tonight tracking severe storms. This mother's day. Millions on alert from texas to tennessee as dangerous. Thunderstorms slammed through the south of this hour with flash flooding and tornadoes. Possible rob marciano standing by the terrifying scene at a massachusetts police station. An suv plowing through the front doors. The driver allegedly armed with a rifle officers then fire killing the suspect who was reportedly doing court for a traffic violation in just a few weeks. Derby title in doubt kentucky derby winner medina spirit facing disqualification after failing. Post race drug test. The fallout tonight and supermom. The mother with an unbreakable spirit crediting her children for her strength after tragedy struck from abc. News world headquarters in new york. This good evening everyone. Thanks so much for joining us on this sunday. I'm lindsay davis and on this mother's day some horrific news coming out of colorado another mass shooting this time in colorado springs. at least six people are dead authorities. Say that the shooter took his own life. Investigators are on the scene. Say the shooter was a boyfriend of one of the victims. According to police they were all attending a party when the shooter walked inside and opened. Fire the police chief. Says he's heartbroken. Abc's a rain. Shaw leads us off with the breaking news tonight. Another deadly mass shooting in america like more shots building fired distant looking like we have offer whole authorities say. A man walked into a birthday party at this mobile home park in colorado springs early this morning and opened fire killing at least six people before officials say he took his own life. Police releasing a statement saying friends. Family and children were gathered inside the to celebrate when the shooting occurred. The children at the trailer were uninjured by suspect and are now with relatives. Police calling the shooting a horrific act saying the suspect was a boyfriend of one of the female victims. Colorado's latest mass shooting coming just over a month after a gunman allegedly killed ten people including police officer inside a boulder supermarket across the country. There have been at least one hundred ninety one mass shootings defined as four or more people injured or killed so far this year back in colorado springs. Police chief saying they fall short described the tragedy that took place this morning my vow to this community and to the families who have lost someone today. Is that this department will do everything we can to find you. The answers you deserve just a horrific story. Let's get right as arena shawn's arena. What are investigators saying about a possible motive tonight lindsay at this time. Police still investigating why the shooting happened. The governor releasing a statement moments ago calling a devastating especially. He says on a day when many of us are celebrating the women who made us who we are today lindsay. Zawra thank you. The shutdown of that major fuel pipeline now in its third day that officials announcing that they're lifting certain rules truck drivers who transport fuel in an effort to avoid supply shortages. This affects roughly forty five percent of the gas diesel jet fuel and heating oil on the entire east coast. The pipeline stretches fifty five hundred miles from texas all the way to new jersey and delivers one hundred million gallons a day. Abc's elwin lopez has the details tonight. That clock is ticking. To get one of the nation's largest pipelines back online to prevent gas prices from jumping federal agencies including homeland security and the fbi on alert after that ransomware attack forced colonial pipeline to shutdown. It's fifty five hundred mile network spanning all the way from houston texas to linden new jersey. The company proactively taking certain systems to contain the threat the biden administration working to avoid disruptions to supply. These sorts of attacks are becoming more frequent. They're here to stay. And we have to work in partnership with business to secure networks federal officials tonight to now saying the attack appears to be the work of an eastern european criminal organization. Russian intelligence has been known to cooperate with eastern european cybercriminals in the past we have seen attacks on critical infrastructure over the past five years. But nothing of this size and scope colonial pipeline bringing the cybersecurity firm fireeye the same firm that identified a massive software breach at solar winds back in december. That hack impacting several. Us government agencies. The company now saying it's primary focus is the safe inefficient restoration of our service and we're working diligently to minimize disruption to our customers ellen lopez joins us now from atlanta elwin. Were hearing that. There are concerns as could soon affect gas prices. Yeah lindsay law enforcement sources. Tell us they fear. Gas in jet fuel prices could jump. If the allergy extends past tuesday another concern panic buying analysts worried. Nervous consumers could train gas which would also push prices higher lindsay just in time for the summer wind. Thank you and now to the crisis. In india. the country's premier medical association is calling for complete lockdown of the country and blasting the indian government for what they call its lethargic and inappropriate actions hospital beds and other basic medical supplies are scarce families and volunteers are stepping in to help the sick in streets funeral. Pyres are burning throughout the night. At least four thousand people are dying every day. Abc's maggie rulli on a desperate situation on the ground. There in new delhi tonight. India's healthcare systems pushing past the breaking point beyond capacity who dr summit ray tells us he simply doesn't have enough doctors and nurses to treat the surge of covid nineteen patients and those he does have are overwhelmed and exhausted. Patients have died in the emergency room. Because we didn't have a nice. You are we we have. These are lives which have been saved. More than eight hundred. Sixty medical professionals have died in india since the pandemic began a hundred sixteen losing their lives in less than a month during the ongoing second wave now regular people are stepping in converting this temple into a makeshift clinic. This is all run by volunteers. They are here working twenty four seven throughout the night. In a hundred. Greek eight to save lives there. Administering much needed oxygen This man struggling for breath when we arrive we see a woman rushed into an ambulance. Hospital had opened up nearby. Ramjet cared for her own night. He tells us when she got to the clinic. Her blood oxygen was just fifty. Four healthy person is above ninety syringe. It says at the peak he was seeing. Nearly a dozen people die every day. How do you keep coming back every day. It's bad really can't be can't really anything that people are we tie best. That's the best i can do. The best we can offer mars sits with her mother. Thankful she found this clinic. She washed her mother to the hospital but was turned away. There was no oxygen new beds palm with. She kept telling us co scared she was for so many. It's already too late. Hires are normally nightfall but right now there is just so much loss that they are burning out the night the fires constant reminder of the immense loss here with one estimate predicting one million indians could die from cobra nineteen by august. The need here is greater than ever one million just an astounding number maggie. Rulli joins us. Now from new delhi maggie the us and other countries have been sending in aid included much needed oxygen to india but experts that ultimately the country needs to ramp up those vaccinations. Yeah exactly lindsay in fact just today dr fauci told. Abc news but the key to ending this crisis here in india's by dramatically ramping up. Vaccinations because lindsey despite the fact that india's world leader in vaccine production here in this country there is a massive shortage vaccines and right now. Only about two percent of the country is fully vaccinated lindsay. Nagy thank you here home a much different story. Health officials are cautiously optimistic. The white house. Coburn response coordinator says the. Us is turning the corner on the virus. Cases are now at a seven month low. Dr anthony fauci suggests that indoor mass guide and should start being more liberal as more people get vaccinated and he says that the cdc will be updating. Remain dacians foul. She also says it wearing masks could become seasonal. Millions of americans are spending time indoors. This mother's day from texas to tennessee are threats of severe weather the dangerous storms. I hit the middle of the country. This was view in salina. Kansas saturday evening the region with strong winds and large hail making travel difficult. Abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano joins us now. Rob what can we expect. Well it's the big system the front side of it. It's bringing a cold rain here in the northeast but a huge swath of severe thunderstorm watches in the mid south. Check it out. His from texas all the way through little rock and into into eastern or western tennessee. And these don't expire till nine ten o'clock tonight for the next couple of hours you're gonna be rough and they're easy. That cole ran across the great lakes Pennsylvania new york in the northeast that continues overnight tonight. Winds down immoral all the while. We've got our first named tropical storm the eastern pacific hurricane season. This is andre. Two thousand miles south of kabul will weaken as it heads towards the north and west this earliest named storm on record in this basin. Not a good sign for the upcoming season lindsay robb shangqiu and now the for answers at a massachusetts town authorities say. The young man took his suv to a police station and drove it right through the front door. Here's abc's trevor old tonight. A terrifying scene massachusetts police station letters lobby officers shooting and killing the driver of this. Suv saying just. After sunrise he sped up the leicester police buildings handicap ramp ramming the front doors then backing up and battering the entrance. Multiple times is the attended a lobby. And i just came back from. I guess the district attorney says when officers responded to the scene. The driver a man in his twenties stepped out of his vehicle and aimed would appear to be a rifle after that action. The police officers then fired and shot the man rush down the. Da says the officers applied first aid and called an ambulance and the suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital this literally. I'll start at occurring about six o'clock this morning. This is very early into the investigation officials. Say the suspect was due in court soon for a traffic violation but they stress. They still don't know the motive for his actions this morning. And the officers who shot him had been placed on leave pending an investigation lindsay. Trevor thank you end some stunning news for horse racing fans tonight the winner of the kentucky derby failing a drug test after the race medina spirit could be disqualified and lose his title if further testing confirms the result. It's not the first time that trainer. Bob baffert is had horses fail such testing. He's denying any wrongdoing tonight. Here's abc's faith booby action tonight. The winner of last weekend's kentucky derby at real risk of losing his title following stunning suspicions that the team training. The colt cheated the racehorse medina spirit. A post race drug tests according to the kentucky racing commission. Yesterday i got the biggest gut punch in racing for something that i didn't do bob baffert. The sport's most decorated horse trainer with seven kentucky. Derby wins insisting medina spirit was never treated with drug. I was totally shocked. When i heard this. News and a statement churchhill downs saying quote given the seriousness of the alleged offence churchhill downs. We'll immediately suspend bob baffert from entering any horses at churchill. Downs race track. We're going to do a complete investigation as part of that baffled intense to have the blood sample tested again at a different lab and based on history if medina spirits derby win is invalidated those who bet on the horse and one can expect to keep those winnings as for baffert. He says he still plans. To raise this same horse this coming weekend at the preakness stakes the second leg of the triple crown lindsay faith. Thank you wanna afghanistan. The death toll on that horrific attack outside of the school has risen to at least fifty and wounded at least one hundred. Most of the victims young girls flowers left at the school's entrance near where the three explosions happened. Many of the dead being buried today. The violence comes as american. Forces continued. Withdrawing the us calling the bombing barbaric. The taliban is also condemning the attack now jerusalem further on arrest israeli police in palestinian protesters facing off tonight at the damascus gate. Tensions running high for several days in recent days. Dozens of palestinians have been wounded in the clashes to rico and the horrific killing of a young pregnant woman their authority say quiche lorraine has died at the hands of her lover. Well known boxer the alleged crime part of a growing epidemic of violence against women in puerto. Rico here's abc's janai norman. Tonight demands for justice growing louder in the murder of caseload rodriguez the pregnant twenty-seven-year-old allegedly murdered by her lover. Puerto rican boxer felix daeho sanchez. Rodriguez was first reported missing april twenty nine after she didn't show up for work days later. Search teams recovering her body from the san. Jose lagoon charging documents stating that. Rodriguez was killed after telling day who who's married that. She was pregnant with his child. Adding that on april twenty ninth verde hill. Allegedly punched rodriguez in the face injected her with substances using a syringe and then restrained her arms and feet with wire. Her body was in toss off the side of a bridge for day. Then shooting her with a pistol fair day and another man. Luis antonio kadi's martinez has been indicted on federal charges of carjacking kidnapping resulting in the death of rodriguez and killing her unborn. Child and betsy rodriguez was laid to rest saturday. Her death sharpening demands to stop. Femicides in puerto rico. According to puerto rico's gender equality observatory in two thousand and twenty. a reported. Sixty women were killed across the island. The alarming rise prompting the declaration of a state of emergency by the governor and months later after rodriguez's death seven million dollars in funds was released a fight gender-based violence. There's a lack of political and public policy engagement on the issue than it pushed us back to take the streets and protesting and lindsay. Tonight verde deo remains in custody. He scheduled to be arraigned on tuesday. Lindsey our thanks to geneva and there's much more ahead on world news tonight this sunday the latest on the shooting in times square. Three people hit with stray bullets including a young child is now identifying a person of interest and jet collapsed partygoers crashing onto a rocky shore. What authorities say calls the beachfront balcony to cave in staying informed has never been more. Get information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sense of. It'll start here. hey. I'm brad milkey from abc news an every weekday. We will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app next tonight. The deck collapsed this mother's day weekend. The beachfront balcony gave way during a gathering at home. Malibu several people crash ten to fifteen feet onto the rocky shore. At least nine people were injured including four. Who had to be taken to the hospital. Investigators believe the deck collapsed under the weight of too many people to the index. Us navy has seized a shipment of illicit weapons in the north arabian sea. The cache of weapons included dozens of russian made missiles thousands of assault rifles along with machine-guns hyper rifles and grenade launchers. The original source and intended destination is under investigation. Police have identified a person of interest after a shooting in new york. City's times square. The thirty one year old is accused of opening fire during an argument. New video shows an officer racing to get a four year old medical attention. The child in two adults were hit with stray bullets. Nasa has slammed china for failing to meet responsible standards regarding rocket debris after it crashed back to earth. The section of the chinese rocket is believed to have plunged into the indian ocean near the maldives. This weekend china says most of it burned up when the earth's atmosphere her twin boys call her cyborg supermom and for good reason after tragedy struck. She says her three children became her source of strength. This mother's day. The trujillo family from tucson is counting their blessings. Four years ago. This mom of three was on her way home from her daughter's soccer practice when her life changed in an instant of car. Stalled on a four way. Stop norma got out to help. Another car didn't see me and kind of pass through the yellow sign and pin me between the two vehicles. Norma's injuries were so severe. Doctors weren't even sure she'd survive. I lost both my legs. I was internally decapitated for my skull and my spine. There was a time. When you've said that it kinda hit you just how hard you were going to have to work in order to become independent again. What was that moment. Like when the norma kin you lift yourself up. That was the moment. Were reality slapped in my face because it was the first time i felt helpless. But she says what fueled her determination was her fierce love for her children. I was the one that wanted to tuck my children at night and the more i was further away from them the more it really push me to get stronger norma now fitted with. Prosthetics isn't as back on the soccer field. She is one nonstop. Mom we go bike riding. We go for walkings. We'll out in the park. We'll go up slides and everything her twin seven year old boys call her a cyborg supermom just like some of their favourite heroes. Caleb dean would you like to say to your mommy. I hear that you guys have a message for mom say i left mom the love so sweet to all the cape crusader super moms out there. Happy mother's day. David muir right back here tomorrow night. I'm lindsay davis new york. Abc news honored winner for the second straight year with the edward r murrow award for overall excellence in television. Abc's america's number one news source.
Full Episode: Saturday, February 27, 2021
"Tonight to launch america set to roll out its third line of defense against the corona virus at any moment the fda expected to grant emergency use authorization for johnson and johnson's one shot vaccine one hundred percent effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths the vaccine tested in south africa and brazil appearing to work against new concerning variants. Four million doses. Now ready to ship within days but the new warnings from health officials about easing restrictions too soon release milestone the house. Passing president biden's one point nine. Trillion dollar stimulus bill with no republican support more funding for schools cova testing small businesses and fourteen hundred dollar checks for most americans as unemployment benefits are set to expire for millions. And now it moves to the senate. The president saying there is no time to waste calls for consequences. The push tonight for president biden to hold saudi arabia's crown prince accountable after that. Us intelligence report said. He approved the murder of us based journalist. Jamal kashogi the us issuing numerous sanctions but none for the crown prince himself flooding. Fred sixteen million americans from arkansas to west virginia under flooding alerts tonight. Thunderstorms gusty winds and hail possible. Rob marciano is standing by arrest warrant issue. The manhunt intensifying for an mit graduate now charged in the murder of yale student. Kevin chang what. We're learning about an suv stolen on the same day as the murder. Deadly plane crash three killed after a small plane went down in georgia shortly after takeoff debris landing on a mobile home what the pilot reportedly did moments before impact disturbing scene out of oakland california. An asian american woman dragged by a car after a purse. Snatching what police are saying. Tonight and dogs returned. Lady gaga to french bulldogs found after they were stolen during an armed robbery. The latest on the investigation. And what about that. Half million dollar reward from abc news world headquarters in new york. This is world news tonight. Good evening thanks for joining us on this saturday. Johnson as we come on the air tonight we are waiting major news on the vaccine the us about to get another powerful weapon in the fight against the corona virus the fda on the verge of giving emergency use authorization for third vaccine made by johnson and johnson. It's being called a game changer. Just one dose for protection tested against concerning variants from south africa and brazil and easier to store and deploy in regular refrigerators nearly four million doses ready to ship from jan jays. Storage facilities like this one in kentucky and tonight. We have a breakdown of where those doses. We'll be going first. Madonna and pfizer already. Promising to make enough vaccine to immunize all americans by july and with johnson and johnson. Promising another one hundred million by june. Could that timeline speed up. But the race vaccinate is also a race against those variants. The head of the cdc warning that cases and deaths are beginning to pick up again so tonight. There is cause for vigilance. But thanks to. Johnson and johnson also cause for hope. Abc's trevor all leads us off right here in new york tonight. The fda to authorize a game changing third weapon in the covid fight. Johnson and johnson's one shot vaccine. We are at the precipice of having another vaccine in our toolboxes. In trials the johnson and johnson vaccine has been one hundred percent effective against hospitalization and death and eighty five percent effective at preventing severe illness. While it's all effectiveness was lower than pfizer and madonna johnson and johnsons was tested against concerning variants. And it still performed well. When this vaccine was tested in south africa where the south african variant is common tested in brazil where brazilian variant is common. It worked to keep you out of the hospital and to keep you out of the work. I think that's really important. The j. and j. vaccine can also be kept in regular refrigerators allowing for easier. Shipping in storage are ellwood. Lopez is in kentucky. Dan j says up to four million doses already ship within days. A hundred million by the end of june mini rolling out of this facility outside of louisville and has multiple states push to further re open a stark warning from the head of the cdc that we may be seeing the beginning affects of those new variants of the virus. The average daily case total fell seventy three percent over the past six weeks but that progress has leveled off even taking up five percent in the last five days now is not a time to relax restrictions. This week's average daily death toll jumping ten percent highlighting sobering reality that this fight is not yet finished in texas thirty five year old charles torres struggling to breathe from his co. vid ravaged lungs views on a fellow saying his final goodbye to his children in this emotional video before like so many victims of this virus. He passed away alone when in came out. It's like those in your shadow in then matter where you go. You had him backing you up. All the time simply devastating to hear from that family and so many others trevor aldous joining us from a mass vaccination site here in new york city and trevor we know. Cdc officials meet tomorrow to discuss recommendations for johnson and johnson's vaccine and you're learning new details about the company's roll out plan other that's right where once authorization is granted right out of the gate nearly three million doses will be sent to state and local jurisdictions with about eight hundred thousand going to pharmacies in the shops will likely be administered early this coming week wit all right trevor. Alter thanks to you tonight. Now of that covid relief. Milestone president biden's massive package clearing the house overnight the president urging the senate to act fast with unemployment benefits for millions expiring just two weeks but that house vote was a narrow victory. All republicans voting no to democrats voting with them the battle now in the senate one of the president's biggest test yet here's abc's white. House correspondent maryalice parks president biden before the cameras today marking his first legislative milestone. A big step in getting covert relief to the american people. We have no time to waste. If we act now decisively quickly and bowling we can finally get ahead of this virus we can finally get our economy moving again urging the senate to move quickly on his one point nine trillion dollar plan that would provide billions in grants to small businesses extend unemployment benefits for millions of americans and send most americans a one time fourteen hundred dollar. Check the house passing the bill overnight without a single republican vote. So don't call it a rescue bill. Don't call it a relief bill. The gist throws out money without accountability house. Democrats including that raise to the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour which right now won't be included in the senate package still senate democrats. We'll have to stick together without any. Gop support vice president. Kamla harris could be the tie breaking vote. We are going to keep working to get this plan across the finish line. The clock is ticking. Unemployment benefits for millions of americans out of work due to this pandemic set to expire on march fourteenth in seattle arianna. Laureano says help cannot come soon enough. A relief check could help keep a roof over her head. I'm probably going to be homeless a month or two. I have like three hundred dollars in savings that i can combine with my disability check. Now that i've lost my job difficult times for so many. So let's get right to maryalice parks at the white house and maryalice as you said in your report. Millions are at risk of losing those federal unemployment benefits. And just a few weeks. How soon could this. Bill hit the president's desk and one of those checks expected to reach american families. Yeah with democrats in. The senate are eager to get to work on this bill. Debate could start as early as this week. They are very aware of the march fourteenth deadline. Democrats say their goal is to make sure that unemployed americans hopefully do not see any break in benefits but just last night. president biden. Admitting that even if this bill makes it to his desk soon it could still be a few weeks of americans. See those fourteen hundred dollar checks. Maryalice parks our new white house correspondent with her first report for world news. Tonight great to have you and welcome. We turn now to president biden promising and announcement monday on saudi arabia. After that intelligence report on the killing of us based journalist jamal kashogi he was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul. In twenty eighteen that report finding the saudi crown prince ordered the assassination but no direct punishment for him and tonight growing calls for justice. Here's abc's alex birsh tonight. One day after the release of that report blaming the saudi crown prince for jamal kashoggi's brazen murder president biden with this warning. Monday with chris. Botti reagan while the us has taken action crown prince mohammed. Bin salman is not faced any direct penalties overnight. Biden said he'd put the saudi king solomon's father on notice weird hold them accountable for human rights abuses in two thousand eighteen kashogi. Us resident and journalist was lured from his home to the saudi consulate. in istanbul. He was then brutally murdered and dismembered the now declassified four page assessment cited bin salman's control of decision making and support for violent measures to silence dissidents abroad before. Now now i. I believe he will never come back. After the report's release kashoggi's fiance. I teach shaky posted this photo. She took of him in their home. The white house imposed visa bans on dozens of saudis and sanctions on one former official but not the crown prince still some democrats and republicans are questioning. Why bin salman has not been penalized. I think it's fundamentally a problem. If you conclude that the crown prince ordered the capture killed but only hold people that follow the orders to account with the white house had no further guidance. On what monday's announcement will be. The secretary of state said that the us doesn't want to rupture but recalibrate its relationship with saudi arabia. The saudis have called that report inaccurate wit. And we'll stand by for that new info next week. Alex thank you now. The flash flood warnings in the winter. Storm moving east flood alerts from the mississippi valley to the ohio valley part of london kentucky already underwater and icy bridge triggering thirty vehicle pileup an i. Ninety in billings montana. At least two people were hurt. Abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano joins us now and rob. What can we expect here. Well several more rounds of rain with over the same area so flooding is going to be the main issue especially across the mid south where we have widespread watches up now from arkansas. All the way through west. Virginia several rounds of rain. There's the first wave going through memphis that arrive. The mississippi and ohio rivers tonight could see some strong storms with this thing coming through tomorrow and kind of sinks down to the south where. We're getting another round for memphis in nashville tn. Some of this does get into the northeast tomorrow before clearing out and then sagging to the south during the day on monday rainfall amounts anywhere from one to over three inches in the tennessee and ohio valley with another pulse of rain. Coming through the area on tuesday wit. And we know you'll be tracking all rob thank you overseas now and the desperate search for more than three hundred girls kidnapped from their school in northern nigeria. One father losing four daughters sad trend there kidnappings on the rise. Here's abc's julia mcfarland tonight. Every parent's nightmare at this nigerian boarding school. More than three hundred girls kidnapped right from their dorms. That belongings scattered behind their classrooms. Empty bullet holes from scarring. The walls parents waiting for news sites such my own. Does he say they have credit. An all-star crying day. It's the third kidnapping of school children. In recent months two dozen boys would take days and released just this morning. The abduction of these goes reminiscent of the two thousand fourteen. Abduction of hundreds of schools by the islamist militant group boko haram. More than one hundred girls were eventually found or set free after the government secured their release but another one hundred have never been found wit. There's been no claim of responsibility for this. Abduction but kidnappings are on the rise in nigeria. In the last ten years nearly twenty million dollars has been paid out and run. Some police say this is likely the work of criminal gangs wit. Julia mcfarland for us. Thank you tonight. New developments in the murder of yale college student kevin shang authorities issuing an arrest warrant as the manhunt intensifies for an mit grad. Student out charged with the shooting. Here's abc's janai norman. Tonight the manhunt growing more urgent for an accused killer believed to be armed and dangerous police in connecticut today issuing an arrest warrant charging mit grad. Student king's swan pond for the murder of twenty six year. Old yale student kevin zhang jiang was found shot multiple times near the yale campus. Later dying at the scene just days after proposing to his girlfriend twenty twenty was year of blessings. Because i met my dear heaven i will always love him with the love of christ on was already facing charges for allegedly stealing. Suv he test drove in massachusetts. The same day zhang was killed. That was later found by police in north haven connecticut. Investigator say pond was last seen by family members in the atlanta area february eleventh carrying a backpack and reportedly acting strange in the days following the murder and us marshals raining confident that they will catch up with pawn but tonight he remains on the run facing that murder charge and a five million dollar bond. When he's captured with rajini. Norman thank you and there's much more ahead on world news tonight. This saturday lady gaga dogs return where they were found plus the search for the suspects who took them after shooting her dog walker and the woman dragged down the street in oakland. Take look at this. What police are saying tonight about this disturbing scene. Staying informed has never been more important. Information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sense of. It'll start here. hey. I'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app next. Tonight dogs returned. Lady gaga. Is french bulldogs found safe days after her dog walker was shot during an armed robbery. He is expected to make a full recovery. Abc's serene shaw with the latest on the investigation tonight as the search continues for the men who shot lady gaga dog walker. And still to her. Beloved french bulldogs. Lapd confirming this afternoon and unidentified woman found a dogs tied to a pole. Friday night miles away from where they were kidnapped and return them to this lapd station. This follows wednesday's violent snatch operation. Were too many shot. Dog walker ryan fisher in the chest four times. All captured on surveillance video obtained by tmz gaga promised to pay five hundred thousand dollars for koji and gustaf's safe return no details on if and how the woman would receive half a million and offer raising eyebrows when gaga tweeted. It out you might encourage other people to do bad things for a reward or you're going to get into bundles of leads. That probably are worthless because people are just basically trying to get the money. Family meanwhile tells. Abc is still in the hospital recovering. They thanked the staff and lady gaga from her love and concern with. I'm glad those dogs are okay. And thank you to the index. The faa is now investigating a deadly plane crash about an hour outside of atlanta authorities. Say the plane was heading to daytona beach florida when it crashed shortly after takeoff three people on board killed part of the plane's wing found inside a mobile home. The people inside were not hurt. Authorities say it appears the pilot tried to turn the plane around but did not make it next to the search for the driver who dragged an asian american woman. Down a street in oakland surveillance video showing the woman clinging to her handbag as the car drives down the street. She was not seriously injured. Police say the suspects snatched the woman's purse as she left a grocery store. They say it's unclear if the incident was racially motivated. More than thirty. Asian americans have been attacked in the bay area since january and an iceberg. Roughly the size of los angeles has broken off from antarctica. Aerial footage shows a major crack in the brunt ice shelf just ten days before the split. The iceberg measures four hundred ninety square miles and is about four hundred and ninety two feet. Thick experts. Say break is natural behavior and is not linked to climate. Change finally tonight. America's strong that healthcare workers braving a storm for one special newborn when that dangerous snowstorm ripped through texas the staff at baylor scott and white medical center outside austin were preparing for the worst rolling blackout. Every hour to our generator would kick on was just very scary. So when kimberly areas pregnant at just twenty four weeks came in complaining of contractions kind. I didn't know what to do. Labor and delivery nurse. Meredith schubert jumped right into action soon as the tech. The ultrasound on kimberley's abdomen. She said the head is coming through the cervix but with weather conditions deteriorating they were unable to transfer kimberly to another hospital with a specialized. Nick you baby. Zalin was delivered at just one pound six ounces precious but fragile. It's hard to express. How vulnerable a one. Plus pound baby is in a setting like that miles away knowing how critical baby zalin was dr john. Lloyd at anchin hospital volunteered with two nurses to make a treacherous to our journey on icy roads with lifesaving equipment once we got there we set about basically recreating an intensive care unit keeping zalin alive for nearly thirty hours before a transport helicopter could arrive. It was just a huge sense of relief and accomplishments. Dr lloyd says zalin is a fighter. Already beating the odds. This has reminded me of the simple fact of going out to help someone who's in need and yesterday mom kimberly grateful able to hold babies zalin for the first time they made me feel really safe and in good hands and congratulations Baby zane and mom kimberly. Thanks so much for watching. I'm with johnson in parts of this country. There's a crisis known. As m m. I w missing and murdered indigenous women. Espn films presents black feet. Boxing not invisible a film about a boxing club on the black feet indian reservation in montana. The gym has trained more than five hundred boxers. 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Full Episode: Friday, May 28, 2021
"Tonight america's first big test as the nation turns the corner in the pandemic. The busiest travel day of the memorial day weekend thirty seven million hitting the highways and packing planes over the holiday break the tsa screening millions at the nation's airports nearly sixty percent of people twelve and older receiving at least one dose of vaccine president biden. Today saying we are getting our lives back the us about to see its biggest crowd since the pandemic started when hundred and thirty five thousand fans expected for. This weekend's indy. Five hundred and tonight the cdc with new guidance about and masks at summer camp dangerous storms moving in for the start of the holiday weekend thunderstorms heavy rain and strong winds along the east coast tonight. The system pushing into the northeast. Rob marciano timing at all out. Senate republicans today. Blocking creation of a bipartisan commission. To investigate the january six insurrection only six republicans voting in favour senate majority leader chuck schumer blasting. Gop accusing the party of trying to sweep the riott under the rug. Because they're afraid of former president trump minority leader. Mitch mcconnell calling it a purely political exercise rachel scott on the hill tonight new developments in the deadly mass shooting at a transit facility in san jose authorities finding a massive stockpile in the suspects hall wealth firearms more than twenty thousand rounds of ammunition and multiple cans of gasoline. Three police officers pleading not guilty. In the death of manual ellison video showing officers hitting him and pinning him to the ground during his arrest hellas for saying i can't breathe and the man convicted of a crime. He says he didn't commit tonight of freedom after nearly thirty years from abc news world headquarters in new york. This is world news tonight with peter. He'll put evening. It's great to have you with us on this friday night. I'm wit johnson in for david tonight and we begin with this memorial day weekend a true turning point and a major test after a very dark year. The corona virus is in retreat with more than half of us adults now fully vaccinated and this weekend. Millions of americans are on the move gathering together and celebrating. How far we've come some thirty. Seven million people expected to travel more than double last year. Thirty four million of them on the roads but tsa expecting to screen six million passengers through sunday. The lines are back at the airports. And this weekend. The indy five hundred will host one hundred thirty five thousand fans the largest sports events since the pandemic all of it because one hundred and sixty six million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine fifty nine percent of everyone twelve years and older a very upbeat president biden in virginia. Today saying we're getting our lives back but we're not done yet and as we head towards summer new. Cdc guidance about summer camps kids and who should still wear a mask. Abc's stephanie ramos. Leads us off in new york tonight as we kick off a holiday weekend. A great american road trip is underway. Millions of americans getting on the road again traffic like we haven't seen since the start of the pandemic even as gas prices are the highest. They've been in seven years more than a dollar a gallon higher than this time last year. The main driving force behind all this driving are the number of people who have received the colbert vaccine. Nearly sixty percent of eligible americans receiving at least one does if you're not vaccinated. The cdc says you should still wear a mask. Four months. after i took office we're further along and his fight than anyone thought possible and the two point five million expected to travel by air this weekend also still have to mask up. Even if you've been vaccinated the mask mandate is a federal mandate in airports and on airplanes. And that's going to hold true probably until mid-september today the peak day for air travel long lines at major airports making some people nervous. I suppose maybe i'm just slightly concerned about the more people on the plane but many elated to travel again to be able to fly again. It's wonderful to be able to go with really holy and restrictions and be able to take my mom out is a blessing president biden in virginia today. The latest state to lift restrictions optimistic about this next step righetti in our lives back stores restaurants up and down manage straighter hanging open signs on their front doors. Tonight new guidance for businesses the federal equal employment opportunity commission saying employers can require employees. Get kobe vaccines and even provide incentives for that but businesses must keep the vaccination status private and there are medical and religious exemptions but one thing is clear those vaccines are helping the country. Get back to something closer to normal in indianapolis pans streaming into check out the track. Ahead of sunday's indy. Five hundred. our. Trevor alt- is there or seeing the first of what's expected to be one hundred thirty five thousand fans this weekend. Master required inside in the stands will be capped at forty percent. But this will still be america's largest crowd since the pandemic began longtime fans returned to the speedway and a sense of normalcy there. There's nowhere else. I wouldn't people really feeling that progress there. Seventy rama joins us from laguardia airport. On what is expected to be. The busiest travel weekend since. The pandemic began but stephanie. It's also the unofficial start of summer and this new guidance out today about kids and summer camps there is what the cdc updated its guidance today children and teens at camps no longer need to wear a mask or social distance as long as everyone is fully vaccinated now for those kids who are not needed or too young to be eligible. They still need to wear a mask at camp. The cdc still recommends everyone where mask crowded social setting and that kids stay in the same group for the season and mixed with other groups as little as possible with a lot of parents. Were waiting for that new guidance. Stephanie thank you now to the holiday forecast storms striking as we come on the air just as travelers or heading out unseasonably chilly and wet in the east. Let's get right to abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano and rob. What can we expect in the coming days. Well let's try to spend what's happening on this holiday weekend. Positively the northeast does need the rain. Well here it is and here comes more. Unfortunately several rounds of messy weather lined up for the northeast. The double barrel. Slow moving system is going to come through and south that warm front. That's where we see that the strong thunderstorms tonight and heavy rain through the i ninety five quarter through early morning and then that second coastal low takes over tomorrow night into sunday morning keeping that cool showery weather in place throughout the day on sunday. The good news is that most of the eastern third of the country clears out. I'm memorial day wit not with a lot of people. Were hoping for all right. Rob thank you. We'll see on mac next. Republicans have dealt a fatal blow to the independent commission to investigate the capital riot. They called the commission. A partisan ploy but democratic majority leader chuck schumer said the republicans prevented the american people from getting the full truth out of fear or fealty to donald trump. Abc's congressional correspondent. Rachel scott is on the hill tonight under pressure from donald trump and with an eye on the midterms republicans blocked the effort. Form a bipartisan commission to investigate the capital siege senate majority leader chuck schumer calling the boat proof republican support. Trump's lies about the election over the truth. Shame on the republican party for trying to sweep the horrors of that day under the rug because they're afraid of donald trump only six republicans voted in favor of the commission including senator lisa. Murkowski who told reporters party is making a decision for short term political gain at the expense of understanding what happened on january six. We can't pretend nothing bad happened or the people just got too excitable. Something bad happened. And it's important to lay that out. Eleven senators including nine republicans didn't show up at all for today's vote which came twenty four hours after the mother of capital police officer brian sick. Nick went door to door pleading with republican senators to support the commission. Laddis sick nick wearing a necklace containing her son's ashes. Usually i'm staying background and i just couldn't. I couldn't stay quiet anymore today. She describes some of those meetings as tents. I think because we knew they weren sincere. They weren't sincere. And i don't understand. They are elected for us. The people and they don't care about that. Democrats left shaking their heads. I walked over the same broken. We all saw this briefly alcohol. We all heard the horror stories from the staff and police officers. Who were protecting that day. And i don't understand why they are afraid of the truth. Rachel scott joins us now. From capitol hill and rachel tonight house democrats. They're still vowing to press ahead with their own. Investigation of the capital riot. Went house speaker. Nancy pelosi saying tonight. That democrats will be pressing for to find the truth. Democrats are now considering taking matters into their own hands to form a select committee. Republicans they are already brushing that off calling it political or rachel. Thank you next tonight. New developments after the deadly mass shooting at the rail yard in san jose california investigators finding a massive arsenal at the attackers home. The city in mourning as well hundreds at a vigil for the nine lives lost vita workers wearing t shirts with the faces of their fallen colleagues and new surveillance video showing the gunman walking calmly in the middle of his killing spree. Here's abc's kaley. Heart tongue in san jose tonight. The first look at the arsenal. The gunman amassed in san jose investigators finding multiple cans of gasoline a dozen firearms and twenty five thousand rounds of ammunition at the home of the transportation authority employee who killed nine of his co workers. Authorities have recovered explosive devices. Molotov cocktails at the gunman thome just behind me. That popping sound you just heard. That was a suspicious device. Being detonated discovered the package in fact was comprised of batteries wires was inert and say answer tonight. Officials say samuel cassidy said his home on fire before the shooting by putting ammunition in a pot on the stove once heated. It ignited flammable liquid and this new surveillance video from wednesday's rampage shows the gunman walking calmly across the railyard just moments. After killing his first victims. The attack not over yet overnight. Hundreds gathering at city hall to mourn with the families of the nine men killed. Paul mcgee's wife grieving the loss. God took bats to food. And i'm wishing thanksgiving one way you can see. Investigators still actively combing the scene and officials. Now say it's clear. This was a planned event based on the evidence they have. They say they believe the suspect was prepared to use his firearms as he possibly could wit and we were thinking about those families. Kelly thank you. We move on now to tacoma washington tonight. Three police officers pleading not guilty to criminal charges in the death of manual ellis during an arrest last year video showing officers hitting him and pinning him to the ground. Ellis can be heard saying. I can't brave. Here's our chief. justice correspondent. Pierre thomas today three tacoma police officers in a familiar setting of appearing before a judge but in unfamiliar role of being suspects themselves in shackles in wearing orange prisoner jumpsuits degrees. It's violent serious violent defense to officers facing multiple charges including second degree murder. A third officer charged first degree manslaughter. Charges are tied to the violent confrontation death. Emmanuel another black man begging to breathe ellis beaten and tased before his hands and feet were bound writhing in pain an autopsy concluding he died from lack of oxygen due to physical restraint back. There were no police body cameras. And it's unclear. Why officers got into the confrontation with ellis. Who's walking after a trip to the convenience store. The family believes else had been playing drums at the local church. That night was murdered and that there was a cover white to stop. And i were never ever give up ever video recorded by witnesses on smartphones and a doorbell camera raise questions about why use so much force aiding and prosecutors say. They've identified witnesses. Who say they never saw ellis fighting back. They all three officers pleading not guilty. This is a police force. Launches an internal investigation. But tonight the police union is defiant calling the prosecution. Oh witch-hunt wit right. Pierre thomas for us. Thank you next tonight. Microsoft announcing they've uncovered a cyber attack on the united states international aid agency and they claim it was launched by a russian government backed group the discovery coming just three weeks before a summit between president biden and vladimir putin a white house tonight saying that meeting is still on. Here's abc's senior white. House correspondent. Mary bruce three weeks before president biden's high stakes. Sit down with russian president putin tonight we're learning more about what appears to be another russian cyber attack on the us government according to microsoft hackers targeted. Three thousand email accounts to try to burrow into human rights groups and organizations that have been critical of putin sending phishing emails. Like this one. Hosing is the us international aid agency. If users clicked on the link hackers could gain access to their computers potentially stealing data or infecting other computers on the network clearly. The bulk of this attack about collecting information to russia as strategic advantage. But the second aim seemed to be to to try to embarrass the united states and show that they are still messing around. Internet works the. Us has not confirmed that. Russia is responsible but microsoft says. It's the same group that was behind solar winds the massive russian cyber attack last year targeting at least seven. Us government agencies in major us companies. Now the white house tonight says this does not change their plans for this upcoming summit but the president is in a really tricky position. Here he is likely to face pressure to respond and the is trying to stand firm against russia while also trying to work with putin on areas where they do agree wit. Mary bruce thanks to you tonight when we come back the verdict in a murder trial making national headlines and heading into the unofficial start of summer is an american tradition making a comeback sting. Informed has never been more important. Information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sense of. It'll start here. hey. I'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app type. A verdict tonight in a case making national headlines a jury today finding christian hannah rivera guilty of murder for the death of twenty year. Old molly tibbets brooklyn iowa. She disappeared while jogging near her home in two thousand eighteen rivera killing her and leaving her in a cornfield. The jury deliberating seven hours before reaching its verdict and a man convicted of murder and says he didn't commit. It is now celebrating his first night of freedom in nearly thirty years. Eric riddick released from prison in pennsylvania. Today he was sentenced to life behind bars and nineteen ninety-two for murdering william cadillac philadelphia. District attorney's office saying riddick did not receive a fair trial. A single eyewitness. Recanting his statement riddick now trying to adjust to his new life new things reason in this moment me being free. Cincinnati says of it by that. Just as the exclusive interview with. Eric riddick tomorrow. On to the index breaking news coming in the sheriff and harris county texas firing eleven employees and suspending six others following the death of a prisoner in february. The medical examiner saying quarry. Simmons died of blunt force trauma to the head during an altercation with jail. Staff in february a criminal investigation is now underway history at the us naval academy vice president khama harris becoming the first woman and nearly one hundred and seventy five years to deliver the commencement address at annapolis. She focused on the challenges facing the nation and america's place in the world telling graduates quote. The world is interconnected. Our world is interdependent and our world is fragile. Also tonight our summer blockbusters about to a comeback about seventy percent of movie theaters have now opened in the us. Two major movies opening this weekend. Crew ella and a quiet place part two already. Earning millions theaters and studios hoping audiences will return with millions of people getting vaccinated. Some theaters still have covid restrictions in place including wearing those masks. Finally tonight america. Strong the husband and wife married for more than six decades separated by the pandemic now reunited for the first time in more than a year for months. So many americans. Bob and lauren barbara were separated due to the pandemic. And i can't come in. Lorraine who has alzheimer's disease lives in a nursing home in albany new york where for the past year visitors have not been allowed inside. There's a new virus going around. And that's why everybody's got the mask on and they have to stay away from people that separation at times. Hard for lauren to grasp. The isolation somedays excruciating. Cry lauren. come on now. don't you toba cry. His granddaughter alicia barber capturing this especially difficult day. Adc grandfather had gone every single day. I had dinner with her and made sure that she was put into bed to sleep and save for the night still bob. Her husband of sixty two years came to her window as often as he could. Like the bay with you too but finally with everyone vaccinated and restrictions lifted bob and lorraine were reunited. Bob allowed back inside morning. A hug a kiss hand in hand again. How you doing. Good giving lauren. That much needed and familiar connection what i love to see. On that day. In the moment she knew she was looking at for sure and was so happy to see him. I just love bill the look in her eyes. And we're so happy to see them back together so much for watching. I'm with johnson and new york have a great holiday weekend. It was up this l z. Granderson here to tell you about my new podcast from. Abc audio called life out loud. This show is all about preserving the history and honoring the contributions of the hell q community each week i'll talk to some of the most fascinating people paving the way toward a more inclusive world. Where kicking up. Pride month with a two episode premiere on june first new episodes would drop every thursday. 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Full Episode: Saturday, February 20, 2021
"Tonight breaking news as we come on the air. The passenger plane suffering an engine emergency mid air shocking new images of plane debris scattered around the neighborhood. The united airlines flight flying from denver to honolulu with two hundred thirty one passengers and ten crew members on board forced to turn around due to right engine failure shortly after. Take off a play and managing the land safely the details just coming in also developing tonight. The major disaster declaration in texas millions of people still without safe drinking water in kaleen frozen pipes preventing the sprinkler system from deploying during this raging hotel. Fire the power grid back on but now a new gut punch the households now reporting sky high electric bills some into the thousands. The extreme weather impacting several other states. It mississippi mississippi crews working around the clock to restore power to more than sixty three thousand customers but some relief tonight a major thoughts unfolding across the south as warmer temperatures move in vaccination backlog shipping companies rushing to deliver vaccines this weekend after weather. Delayed six million doses. Thousands of sites forced to cancel appointments in philadelphia team of doctors holding a twenty four hour. Vaccine thon to get shots to thousands in an underserved community this as the country gears. Five hundred thousand american lives lost from the virus push for covid relief house. Democrats unveiling their one point nine trillion dollar stimulus plan including fourteen hundred dollar direct payments to many americans the pushback from republicans tonight school board backlash an entire school board resigning. After comments made during a virtual meeting the board members thinking it was private making disparaging remarks about parents family carjacked. a suspect. Allegedly stealing two cars one with a woman and two young children inside the chase through city streets and the dramatic moment. Police took him down and ice. Rescue the child falling through a frozen pond. Two good samaritans pulled him to safety from. Abc news world headquarters in new york. This is news good evening. Thanks for joining us on this saturday. On where johnson several developing stories as we come on tonight a major disaster declaration for texas and the weather related delay to the nation's covid vaccine program but we begin with that breaking news from colorado a mid air. Emergency on board a boeing triple seven passenger plane engine failing shortly after takeoff pieces of the plane raining to the ground in a denver suburb littering and athletic field. One piece puncturing a hole in the roof of a home. You see right there and take a look this piece landing in the front yard of a home missing it by just a matter of feet. People on the ground. Say that they heard a loud explosion and then saw smoke trailing from the plane. Pilot calling a mayday before a white-knuckle returned to the airport. Abc's gio benitez leads us off with the details just coming in tonight. Debris from a boeing triple seven falling from the sky. The united airlines pilot calling in a may day twenty-eight heavy mayday mayday aircraft data start immediately massive metal pieces from the engine landing in front yards and sports fields in several neighborhoods. Just outside denver. United airlines flight. Three twenty eight departed denver international airport at twelve forty nine pm. Local time headed toward honolulu shortly after takeoff at one o'clock the plane experiencing a right engine failure forcing the crew to turn it around and make that emergency landing. This big ring is actually the nacelle very front end of the engine. So you can see when the engine came apart internally. The force was so great that it blew that cover of the engine off and into this neighborhood. Witnesses reported seeing smoke and hearing a loud boom but incredibly nobody on the ground was injured. The faa tonight saying the plane returned to denver international airport and landed safely. The passengers deplaned and were bussed to the terminal. Gio benitez joins us now gio. This could have ended much differently. What happens next in the investigation. Well we're just getting some new information now a person familiar with the situation as telling. Abc news that investigators will focus on what they call a possible uncontained failure. That is when engine parts. Just start flying out. This is incredibly rare so the ntsb is now investigating with no question about that. The alarming video. Gio thank you. We moved to texas now president and biden declaring a major disaster in the state tonight. The record cold is gone and the power is back on but the crisis is far from over fourteen point. Three million texans are under boil water alerts one hundred and fifty thousand have no water at all long lines for bottled water in houston today. Food and supplies still running low an hours long. Wait at a costco in austin today and tonight word that some of those in need or becoming victims of price gouging as well every trevor off on the ground in houston tonight. Desperation and despair in texas residents reeling from their fifth day without clean running water lines of people hunting for essential stretching blocks outside grocery stores quickly emptying the shells. And you're not there bent. You don't get it. Fourteen million texans told to boil their water. Just take a look at this woman's faucet now. Volunteers across the state handing out food and water at distribution sites. Like this one outside houston rudy. Roach was one of many in line. He has a heart condition and says with this week's blackouts. He could barely leave his car. And i'm a heart patient. Got a pump my heart and vision myself to somebody's car or so. You basically just have to stay in this car home power effort to days today. President biden approving a major disaster declaration in texas freeing up federal funds for the rampant damages in killeen frozen pipes hampering firefighters battling this raging hotel inferno even residents like marco who never lost power had his ceiling k then from burst pipes. You consider yourself lucky and you ceiling collapse. I do i do. I mean we had electricity and at least we were warm in many households who weathered the storm now slap with sky. High electric bills totalling thousands because of variable power rates surging more than fifty times their usual price. Jade nelson says. She unplugged every item in her house besides the thermostat even filling the refrigerator with snow to keep it cold and her power bill for four days was six hundred twenty one dollars. Was this proverb or it came to work. I just didn't know what to do in the havoc from this winter weather stretches well beyond texas looks like the city to get their act together. Power in water still out in much of jackson. Mississippi residents there waiting hours for bottled water at one distribution site that ran out in just twenty minutes whereas the mayor. I mean this is just uncalled for our ellwood. Lopez officials are asking residents to stay patient as they were source service to half of the city and they are warning might be back up until mid next week at the earliest. The punishing winter blast now blamed for at least seventy deaths. Nationwide officials say one man died at an abilene healthcare facility unable to get his dialysis treatment due to lack of water pressure. And outside. Houston tony anderson. Found her husband andy of vietnam vet dead in his truck where he was trying to get power to his oxygen machine. What other he had no response lordy cold. Just awful what these families are going through. Trevor all joins us from a food distribution site in houston trevor. Still no time line for when water service will be restored in america's fourth largest city and on top of that now new reports tonight of massive price gouging. That's right with here. In harris county officials. Say there's already been hundreds of price. Gouging reports filed against vendors. Jacking up the cost of bottled water or hotels charging thousand dollars a night. Meanwhile here this site they just gave out there three thousand three meal of the day and they're still giving out free water with a lot of people doing good trevor. Thank you so much. Let's get right to abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano rob that relentless winter blast finally coming to an act. Finally finally with the length of this cold snap has been most remarkable over three thousand coal temperature records broken in last week. But for much midwest it's been a two and three week stretch of cold and snow are the big thaw is on here. We go hard freeze not in the forecast tonight. The warming trend is temperatures will get in the forties and fifties and oklahoma memphis tennessee with snow and ice look at houston and new orleans. All the way up and down i tend. Temps stay in the sixties through the middle part of the week next door up is a weaker one but will bring one four inches. No long i eighty from des moines chicago milwaukee and green bay detroit. Pittsburgh gets a wet snow tomorrow night into into monday and not much accumulation expected here on ninety five wit. All right rob thank you now to the pandemic and the weather hampering delivery of vaccines all fifty states six million doses delayed shipping companies scrambling to catch up fedex and others rerouting deliveries more than forty two million nationwide receiving at least one dose of the vaccine. That's thirteen percent of the population. This as the us approaches a new painful milestone nearly half a million dead from the virus amid growing concerns over spreading mutations abc. Stephanie ramos with the latest tonight the rush to get back on track co vaccination centres from colorado to pennsylvania scrambling to catch up after those deadly ice storms slow shipments. I can't do anything about the cold weather. Just asking people to dress warm overnight in philadelphia a group of black doctors holding a twenty four hour backs yvonne to reach those eligible in the hardest hit areas. The weather hampering the rollout in all fifty states and creating a backlog at least six million doses unable to be delivered days worth of shipping delays. Today the white house revealing the majority of those doses have been shipped fedex and ups making deliveries all weekend vaccination sites now working overtime. We're asking them to extend their hours. We're asking them to bake bake more appointments. The supply shortages fuelling ongoing debate over whether second doses should be delayed to get more americans their first shot a new study. Finding the pfizer vaccine was eighty five percent effective in preventing symptomatic disease. Fifteen to twenty eight days after the first dose the white house remaining firm on following the two dose regimen even though you can get a fair degree of protection after a single dose it clearly is not durable but seemingly positive signs emerging the number of patients in hospitals dropping to numbers not seen since the spring and summer the us though still inching toward that adam -able milestone five hundred thousand confirmed kobe depths christian chavez is part of a mariachi band he says his california organization has lost sixty of its four hundred members to cove it including his godfather who died after his band. Return to work in october with thought. It was okay to start working in and we started working. And then i got infected end in my father got sick as well and two other people workers for vermont. She got sick and dammed up. The white house says the fda plans to release guidance to pharmaceutical companies on how to test updated vaccines targeting variance. scientists say. They may not need to be tested in large. Clinical trials made up of tens of thousands of volunteers like with the initial vaccine. Making the process. Faster with stephanie ramos. Our thanks to you tonight. The pandemic of course leaving millions of americans in need and now house democrats have released the text of their massive relief package nearly six hundred pages long with the price tag of one point nine trillion dollars the republicans swiftly pushing back. Here's abc's alex for tonight. Democrats moving closer to making president. Biden's one point nine trillion dollar. Kobe relief plan a reality despite fierce republican opposition. Yes what would they cut me. Leave out the nearly six hundred page house. Bill includes fourteen hundred dollar stimulus checks for most americans and extension a four hundred dollar weekly. Federal unemployment benefits the democrats goal to get the bill on the president's desk before those benefits expire on march fourteenth. Just last week. Eight hundred and sixty one thousand. Americans filed new unemployment claims. The highest number in a month and more than eighteen million americans are collecting benefits from state and federal government programs. Unemployment has been a much needed lifeline for people like a net guigui ardo of new jersey. That hey these days. She lost her restaurant job last march. She's hoping to go back to work. Come april where eager were eager to work eager but as far as that money. I'm i'm hoping and praying. I get a stimulus to to babble. Death may secure me for april for rent. Gop leadership is urging house republicans to vote. No on the bill but democrats don't need their support looking to advance it to the senate by the end of next week now. President biden has said that he's open to a cheaper relief. Bill if it means bipartisan support. But so far he budged. All right alex. Thank you overseas now. The crackdown on anti coup protesters growing more deadly in myanmar. At least three people dead several hurt riot police shooting ended the demonstrators violently trying to break up the protests the us embassy strongly condemning the crackdown supporting the protesters saying no one should be harmed for exercising. The right to dissent. There is still much more ahead on world news tonight. This saturday school board backlash the school board members talking about parents during a zoom call. What happened after they realized that call was not private and the family carjacked the suspect leading police on a wild chase. The dramatic moment officers caught up to him. Stay with us. Staying informed. never been more important. Information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sense of it. All start here. hey. I'm brad milkey from abc news in every weekday. We will break down the latest. Ed lines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app back. Now with the push to reopen schools tempers flaring at a small california town after school board. Zoom call went viral. Here's abc's serene. Shaw tonight oakland. California looking for a new school board after a meeting where members believing this call was private we alone expressing frustration at parent complaints about school closures. That's really unfortunate that want to pick on as because they want their baby sitters back suddenly realizing we have the meeting open to the public right now recorded by appearance. The remarks sparking outrage. I don't think any of my collective parenting friends ever would expect a teacher to be a babysitter. That's just not what education is about the full scoreboard. Resigning and the president saying my remark was callous. And uncalled for and for that. I am truly sorry. She tells abc news. She is now getting threats. The episode illustrating nationwide tension about reopening school safely. Some parents fed up in county. California buying billboards in san francisco despite rain setting up their kids online classes in protest literally schoolhouse doors now in california a new plan for speeding up school staff vaccinations. We are also setting aside ten percent of all first doses teachers here getting vaccinated for those youngest kids. Dr anthony fauci now. Predicting early next year whitt seems to be a moving timelines. Arena for us. Thank you to the index. The dramatic takedown of carjacking suspect in philadelphia. The suspect stealing the car of a pizza delivery driver. All his wife and two young children were inside. He then jumped into a second car leading police on that wild chase at one point circling police headquarters suspect eventually pulling onto a snow covered. Pathway or police pulled him out of the car and him and rescued from freezing water. New video showing the eleven year old boy after he fell a frozen pond in jefferson texas. A dog walker spotted the child and called for help. Afraid time was running out her grandfather. Attached a rope to his truck. You see it there and was able to pull the boy to safety and an update tonight. Prince philip the ninety nine year old husband of queen. Elizabeth will remain in the hospital. Prince charles visited his father at a private hospital in london today. The duke of edinburgh was admitted on tuesday. After falling ill buckingham palace says he will stay for observation through the weekend and likely in the next week and tennis star naomi osaka winning her fourth grand slam title. She defeated twenty five year. 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Blessed many desperate for basic essentials in waco meals on wheels volunteer nico atkinson braving icy conditions determined to deliver hot food to neighbors in need one of them were old down something hot and make sure that they're ok in the small town of marlin texas the nearly seven thousand residents lost power and water around the same time the water plant suffering serious damage from the freezing temperatures but people stepped up to lend a hand. It would put out a call. We ashley asked about eight healthy bodies and we got twenty lifting those replacement parts and lifting spirits helping the water flow in marlin once again. We're band together to do what we have to do. And that's why marlin lamar's contains strong. Marlins wrong thanks for watching the america. Ready for all the pain all the joy a so by black people for all people about the black experience in america. It's time to go there and there will be coming tuesday. This march to abc's all fun. 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#186 Rob Marciano
"Yeah. Lace? Welcome to first-class fatherhood. Welcome everybody to zone. One eighty six in the podcast. I am happy as always to be here with you stopping by. If this is your first time listening to a podcast, please get over there and bang. That's scribe button. You do not wanna miss all the action. It's coming your way right here on first class. Fatherhood. All right dads. I have an awesome guest to bring you guys today. You have seen them on good Morning, America forecasting. The weather meteorologist rob Marciano will be here with me and just a few minutes. So please stick around for the interview we have been all over the map this week. You have heard from Tim Brent former NHL hockey player, Chris till author George Bush the Texas land Commissioner today, we got meteorologist rob Marciano in tomorrow. We'll be Thomas Neil the first class. Father of navy seal team, six operator, rob will Neal. So it is so cool to listen to so many different perspectives on fatherhood and family life from such a wide variety of dad's next week will be different. So make sure you are following me over on Instagram at Alec underscore lace for next week's upcoming guests. I do have to give a big shoutout to Junaid med who helped me out big time with some of the audio for today's podcast. He has done an awesome job for me. And he has a podcast of his own called hacks and hobbies which I definitely recommend you guys checking out. So thank you Junaid med for all of your help. Tonight. I will be taking my daughter out for a little daddy daughter one on one time, we're going to go see Disney's frozen on Broadway. She is very excited as a my. I'm looking forward to also meeting Robert Creighton who plays the Duke of Wesson in the show. I was fortunate enough to have Robert Creighton on the podcast here. You can hear my interview with him back on episode one fifty three and I will be posting some pictures of the night of on Instagram. So follow me over there for that as well and length is over as, you know, which means video games are back in action at my house here. It was so nice to be without them for the last forty days. But since the kids have off of school also this week, they are definitely getting their fill. But one school returns on Monday. My wife, and I are going right back to the no technology during the week. It is definitely difficult. I know many dads are. Out there with similar struggles, all technology. So we have to do the best that we can and one of the best things about the technology. Is it gives me a chance to connect with you the listeners out there and more and more of you guys are reaching out to me every day. And please know that I am grateful for each and every one of you if I have not responded to yet. Please don't take it personal. I'm doing my best to engage with everybody who reaches out to me. Whether that's on Twitter through the Email, Instagram, Facebook, whatever it may be and please continue to share this podcast with every father in your neighborhood and in your contact list. It really goes a long way to help me bring the best podcast possible here. So I really appreciate it. All let's keep the fatherhood conversation going strong fatherhood rocks. Family values rule and every day is Father's Day right here with me, and I'm gonna jump right into the action now with meteorologist rob Marciano alleghenies. And you're listening to first class fatherhood. I cannot say thank you enough to all the listeners out there. You hear a word from my sponsors in the middle of today's interview if you'd like to help me make first class fatherhood, Ed free, please consider becoming a supporter of the podcast by hitting the link in the description of today's podcast episode. All right. And joining me now is a first class. Father is a meteorologist who has been covering the weather for more than twenty years. You can catch them on good Morning America in studio or out in the field and the danger zones. It is a big privilege for me to say, rob Marciano. Welcome to first-class fatherhood. Glad to be your Aleka when my wife year this. She's gonna fall on the floor. I classes is something I've been described, but we're doing our best aren't we? That's all we can ask for I guess here. Let me start with this. Rob how many kids do you have? And how old on it? We have to get our first is seven years old girl, and we just will just nine month old baby. Boy. So they're pretty good split. We weren't sure about having a second. And what we finally pulled the trigger. I procrastinate with everything. So it's not unusual. But we could be happier to have have to. And I think that's where we're going to start, you know, trying to I I like to say we catch up with. Four, but that's not in the current plant wanted one, you're not gonna try to break the tie. I don't think we're getting too old alley. I'm getting. I'm getting. What's up of sports activities at the seven year old into wash loves you? Love your soccer chill, Quan, just about anything. She's a little monkey, and you know, try to ballet and path and that kind of thing, but she she kind of gravity back back to soccer. We just moved to the suburbs. So at seven years old living in Manhattan, she's still leaving know how to ride a bicycle. So that's priority. Number one. Now that we have some greenery as a cushion to to learn how to ride a bike. And and also with a with a yard now excited to see what she takes up with with me playing with her in the in the backyard, if it's beyond soccer. I would I would welcome that whatever she wants to do. That's the K. I don't I don't believe in like. Forcing anything on my kids. I've loved for her to play golf and to ski does two of my favorite things to do now at middle age. But I'm not I'm not gonna force it on her. So whatever she picks up on which whatever she's good at. And what is whatever she's passionate with I'll promote that for well said now, do you get involved with coaching it all with the soccer teams? Do you like to enjoy it more from the sideline I enjoy from the sidelines? My schedule, unfortunately doesn't allow me because they have a regular presence anywhere in could ING, including at home, which is struggle in being dab in general, the concept of may have an leave and go somewhere last minute for an unknown amount of time as has been difficult for Madeline my oldest to rapper around. Now my youngest he's starting to realize that that he's not here all the time. So that's that's an issue that we have to work through at home. Now, it's just with kids with the wife being in the news business. And that's certainly frowned upon. You know, if you're if you're a little league coach of any sort nothing there for game practice. So I like to help out as much as I can. But to be to be the head coach of anything. I it's difficult. Unfortunately. Yeah. I definitely hear you on that. Rob. All right, please take them into here. Just a hit my listeners, but a little bit about your background. And what you do I'm meteorologist by trade. Which means I study anything all in from the sky, which is where meteor comes from. But I'm a weatherman I work for ABC news and good Morning, America. And study the weather forecast, the weather and report the weather in-studio and in in the field, and I've been doing this for over twenty years now with a stuff that multiple locations across the country. So I'm privileged to have a the cross section of America as as far as living there in different places and reporting from different places if the country I love and there's so many different corners and. Different people out there that that. I love interesting weather. Weather's my passion among other things. Whether is is my passion, always come back to being a weather. Geek, anybody that is a meteorologist will tell you. There was a a storm when they were younger that impacted them for me aging myself now is the nineteen seventy eight blizzard in the northeast and I've been jazzed about whether ever since I mean, come on. I'll who doesn't even adults of good snow day, at least one you. Don't want your kids out of school for too many. But everybody likes good snow day. It's kinda brings us all back to the times of of being a child playing. Yeah. And I'll tell you what on that, rob. You know, we didn't get much snow this year, but we did get hit with a few delayed openings, and I think even have school or don't have school. The delayed opening to me is the worst snowfall scenario. It you're not the only out there to say that the delayed opening or our struggle for all of us, especially for working mom, and mom and dad. I mean, they if this school is delayed by two hours gotta get to work. I mean mom's gonna be two hours late. That's the. That's not necessarily good thing for for her or the company, she may or he may work for so I'm with you there man, either pull the trigger and shut shut it down. Or are forcing the school yet a half a day with the delayed opening Israel Bush league, I think, but I know you said that you came to father late in the game here. So how did becoming a father to change your perspective on life? Well, it really impact all of us pretty much the same. You know, I'm standing here while talk to you. And I'm looking at my faith thinking, I'm it has rounded me so much more. You know, you're out there chasing life, basically. And while you're chasing life life, kind of passing you by. And when you when you have your first child you realize, wow, there's there's a a greater. Reason for being on this earth. And just me chasing. What what this life has offer me now about what life I can give to someone else. And that's impactful slows you down. Stop it. Smell the roses you cherish every little moment. And you realize that you are now charged with a greater responsibility than you ever thought you had before you had a child yet, very well said now this your daughter watch you on TV rob with doing the weather or has the fascination of seeing data on the TV. They're kinda ward off a bit. Does. She still check out the show. Mom, doesn't put me on through often. But you know, if I'm out there, and it's form if it's it's a little bit, Harry Madeleine gets a little bit nervous there two. She was frightened to watch major spanning and some wind and rain. So it's not necessarily things she something that we we like to do. But if it's just me on studio playing around doing silly things. Yes. Sure. So she gets a kick out actually brought my daughter on a life shot wants to Eminem factory on good Morning America thought, she get a charge out of that. And she we put her on television. There was supposed to be able to kid there. But they didn't show up. So we put her on the air, and as outgoing and as freewheeling socially as she is life came on. And she he she tighten up a little bit, and daddy, you would think which would step in and and V season pro and workers through this mess, but I was nervous having child on television. That's that maybe the only time, I'm. Really nervous on the air as when I have somebody. I love on with me. I don't wanna miss it. And look at the factory once in a lifetime deal for the kids. So she have had experience Dovan, the Eminem and everything was fine. But being on TV's is what he does. And she knows more importantly on the weather can see Love's weather too. So whether she into that profession that's up to her, but we all like being outside for sure. Very cool. What was the transition like for you, rob going from one child to to and adding his son into the mix here. And how is your daughter's response to taking on the role of big sister? Everyone says all your daughter's older. So she's going to be a maternal. She's gonna be helper. It's going to be great. Well, she just like any other kid insure you experience this when the second one the second one comes out and matter how old you are the attention goes to that one then the little jealous. So there were certainly some jealousy. There was time where she basically ignoring the baby and making things more difficult for it. But we're working through that now, and she's become a he's bracing the role of the big sister ask for me when we went to have second with the first time around like like most news, I was kind of excited to have a voice, but knowing when when we have birth it wouldn't matter, and certainly not the case, and she's studies little girl, and I love having daughter to the point where when we had our second. I kinda was hoping for another girl 'cause I was. I afraid I wouldn't know to do with the point. I mean, I'm all About Eve party dress up man, that's my deal now. And but having a boy make change your hat with a little pressure on you as a man. And now, it's a little more rough and tumble. But that aspect of it has been so much fun. And I couldn't be happier. And I'm excited to see him develop in into a man. Yeah. Awesome. I had it in the reverse order. Rob. We had our three boys. They've got the girl in the fourth. Try for didn't get around four. We'd have five by now. Well, I think that you that you've had n that order, and I will be taking care of her all she better. That's the dream. That's the idea. Now, did you have any type of gender reveal that good Morning America? Do any type of gender reveal to find out. What you having or did you guys wait until the end to find out each time. I may work on good Morning America. And they make a big deal about babies for sure. But they don't care about the dude. I mean, it's all problem not the rump pregnant and giving birth. You know that that that's a star player. So at some point. Yeah, we made it reveal to the birth of my my son when it happened. But you know, when when when when my female colleagues gets pregnant and worked through it on the air with America in their living rooms, it it becomes a journey for everybody so much bigger deal. When when a woman, obviously gets pregnant and not only that on on television. So now the big deal for me. But we were happy to celebrate with Mike. Colleagues and on the air when little Mason was born or we're suppose side. Yeah. With what you just said there, rob. I think that the woman gets, you know, most of the attention during the pregnancy, and rightfully so she is having the physical experience, but it doesn't make the father's role any less important. And we do have a fatherless problem in our country right now. And I think if we take a look at the statistics of the children who are growing up without a father figure in the home. They are pretty you know, there are much higher rates of teenage pregnancy drug use suicide incarceration, I mean, all the cross the board. So although the dad doesn't play the pivotal role of giving birth to the child they do have a substantial and equally important role to play in the upbringing of the child. All right. It is time to get an important word from our sponsors. Then back with more from meteorologist rob Marciano on lease. And you're listening to first class fatherhood. 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I couldn't agree more, and my heart goes out to single moms that have to do it all on their own and certainly to child, and these these women are doing heroic arose things raising a boy or girl in this day and age without a father, and hopefully their father figures at the very least that can mentor these children. I I'm that notice, you know, in this day and age, it's there's a lot of pressures on on being a modern dad, as you know, divert with kind of expected to to be an all all things at once in. It's it's a little it's seems to be a little bit more difficult now than than than it used to be to be dad and to and to bring home the bacon. And then. You know, do the bottles, and the diapers and all the things that are are expected of the modern man, not the planning by any means. I think it brings us closer to our children. My dad never change diaper his life. And I don't think that's necessarily a good thing. So I am braced being a modern modern father and being hands on. I think your your kids at least mine respond to that. Yeah. Hundred percent, and fathers definitely evolved over the years here. What they I can never imagine my father doing apologizing to me for anything. And that is something that I do with my kids, especially if I punish the wrong kid for the wrong reason, I call myself out on it. And I let them know that I made a mistake for sure. I find myself having to explain myself, when I you know, when I don't act appropriately, you know, if I get frustrated, and and, you know, throw a little dull tantrum of any kind of I do in front of my kids. I mean, that's that's just horrible modeling. And you certainly want to get yourself sell Chaffee, self aware, and then all your kids that wasn't writing to deal. I'm sorry did that and we nobody's perfect even even mommy and daddy. But. So you try to make everything teachable moment. But at some point, you know, if you don't if you don't straighten up these get old enough smart enough to be like, okay. You keep saying that. But you're not changing the way you do. Exactly. We're all all Bing. Yeah. All right. Well, as a meteorologist here, you never get credit when you're right, nobody ever walks out of the house on a bright sunny day and says damn the weather man was right on the money again today. But as soon as it starts drizzling a little unexpectedly, everyone starts pointing fingers at you. And as parents, we depend so much on your predictions for the sports that our kids play for birthday parties. So do you catch any heat from your family members? You know, when the weather turns unexpectedly does your phone stop blowing up. Oh, absolutely. My sister got married last year on the coast of September thirteen and the first thing I said was real that's the absolute peak of hurricane season. So good luck. With that. I'm not saying you're going to get a hurricane, but I'm gonna get a hurricane which. And we'll be difficult for the boss handle. Sure. Enough hurricane Florence today that she got married, but I was at her wedding as any good brother should be. My wife, though is yo- can you know, off arly? But no, I don't know what I'm talking about. When it comes to weather because she's always asked me what should kids wear. What how should she dress go out the door? And you know, if I come off shift or offer a couple of days, I'm so cast on the national weather story, the big story nationally and not necessarily the minutia of the local forecast. And sometimes she'll ask me catch me off guard. What's he going to beat today? And I kind of think say, oh, well, I don't know. It's it's a little bit of they could be a little bit embarrassing to be the the meteorologist on a national scale. And then ask being asked for a forecast by your wife and not having an answer and how does your bedtime routine? Raba? You know, are you a storyteller? Do you read books at night? Are you a lullaby guy? What does the bedtime routine looked like in your home? Well, the the youngest gets a little bit of humming. Well, vice he gets a cross between. I don't even know that little by it was played. When my daughter was born at Piedmont hospital in land, Georgia every time a baby was born in the maternity ward. They would play the chimes of then then and then at an N, and that little by not that I found that while the debt, but I love is so ever since I've heard that an experience that in the days that she was born or shortly thereafter, I on that to get my kids to go to sleep that and silent night at the year round winner, in my opinion to get the lowest ones that are not also that's for the baby or Madeline. She used to be three girl three book, and I grill now with you too. Sometimes when ago, she ate that down to one if you want play a or take care of her brother a little bit more. But we love to read too too. The little ones. My wife is a big bookworm. She always has her nose in a book. She grew up with books, and she insists that we have on the books around the house both for adults for kids. So we instill reading to to our kids, and we love that part of wines and down gets away from the TV's devices the craziness that is modern world, and it gets them into what kids do vast, which is you know, think about fairy tales and fantasy land. Yeah. Well, said I was an ADL vice guy myself, I sang not all four of my children when they were infants and you know, as far as books go. I love Brad meltzer's, I n series. He's a former guest on the podcast here. I think that the the series. He put out there with the IM. Those books are really awesome. You're gonna give me a little a couple of bars of it'll vice or for our listeners here, you know, I would rob. If I had the whole Rogers and Hammerstein score in the background here to help me out by daughters for now of all the little bit outta tune job the Huck, but it's it's you know song is. Is always helpful. And I think the per ferment, especially if you just if you can't sing which I don't think. Well, so I'm a big fan of humming. And that vibration of you humming. I think helps put the the babies to sleep. So you don't have to be a great finger to help out music apartment. Yeah. I agree with you on that, rob. And how about this apply? What type of disciplinary are you as a father? He was spanker a time out guy. How do you kinda handle discipline? Well, we were we are not spanker. At the moment. I never promise anything going down the road. But we are. And we haven't been time out people. And so recently, our our Madeleine has always been our seven year old. She's always been very good about responding to reason kind of an old soul. She's she at times and thanking communicate like an adult, and my wife, especially is really good at sending my daughter down and explaining her what she did was was bad. And why and and because of that we're going to punish you by taking away this time, or you know, we do things more about taking away things that we know that she enjoys doing versus, you know, spanking or time out now that set on on more gross in fractions and repetitive. Infractions? We will then sit her any time out. I grew up getting spanked not too often. When you when we got it. It was you know, probably for good reason. I got the belt. Twice from my father and from that day on all had to do walk in a room and touches buck, and we shift up real quick. So I'm not of the modern father. I'm not a proponent of corporal discipline, corporal punishment of. But I it was active to for me as a kid. So I see both sides that corn at the moment. We are not physical with our children. Yeah. And the fact that you remember the number of times, it happened goes to show how effective it was about you. Did you get the oil? Yeah. I'm not sure if I would consider it spanking. But you know, my father didn't fool around the he comes from a much older generation. He had me when he was fifty. You know, he grew up in the nineteen thirties. So it was a much different time. But that is something that has changed quite a bit. And I don't know if it's for the better for the worst because it is affected, and you know, I mean, I spanked my kids. I mean, I always felt guilty about it. What I did after. But I didn't do it past a certain age either. I think was the child is old enough to you know. Communicate. His feelings uses words and understand the circumstances is really no longer necessary. As my mother liked the joke. She if she was apparent in twenty nineteen. She would then thrown down by social services on more than one occasion. Yeah. So that's that's the other issue. Do like it. You know, you start your kids before, you know, it one of the neighbor sees it or or teacher gets wind of it. You know, you you spanking your kid at home, and you know, social services shows up. So there's there's a lot of gauntlets to run parenting in the modern world. Yeah. I think everything major difference between spanking child and beating child. So I mean, yes, some parents refrained from the fear of judgment from other people. But you know, it's a tricky situation amount of how you look at it. All right. What's next for you? Rob the good Morning America shows going strong here. What type of goals or plans? The happy is self future. I often joke, but it's only half, joking and. It's gonna be some advice that I give my kids at some point. Which is don't have specific goals if I had specific goals in my career. I don't think I'd be where I am today there when I first got into this business. There wasn't a physician for a degree degreed meteorologist at the network level. It was the Willard Scott of the world that held those positions. And they were more funny weather guy that didn't have knowledge of whether they were bigger personalities than there's nobody really took the weather seriously when they were speaking of it. So it wasn't something that I even had on my right off. And there have been a number of turns and twists in my career that has taken to places in offer -tunities that I would've never dreamed of really in my career and in part because I think at that time, I didn't really have any specific goals work hard. Look at the the path that you have in front of you and things will come and. Be ready to take those opportunities as they come. I'm just open that I can support my family and five five years ten years. I've got a nine month old. That means I got twenty plus years before I'm an empty nester and a couple of colleges to put these kids through wishing wise. So I'm not retiring any time soon and the ride the wave as much as I can and number one priority right now keeping a roof over my family's head. Yeah. I'm down with that. All right. Rod lasting. I wanna hit you with here. I love to ask all the data that I get on the podcast, what type of advice? Do you have that new dad or for that about the beef are who's out there listening? Put the golf clubs away anything that you wanna to do dime consuming. That's gonna take a back seat. There's no such thing as being a good golfer and a good dad who atop ler or young child and just enjoy the rive. It is such a sweet moment in your life that you you can't even explain the feelings that that run through your body before it happens as it happens. And then the tall task of being a parent to these kids as they grow older. It's a job. And it's time for sure just enjoy the ride. I if one well sad. I love the advice. This has been a lot of fun for me. You are a first class father. I gotta say rob Marciano. Thank you so much. Give me a few minutes of your time on first class fatherhood. My pleasure. Thank you. Okay. I'm back with a couple of closing thoughts here in just a second. That's a wrap things up here on firstly fatherhood. I gotta give a special. Thank you. Once again, rob Marciano for giving me a few minutes of his time here. It was so cool pleased me up on Twitter guys that DM over on Instagram. Let me know what you thought about today's podcast. I always loved to read your feedback and lock in for tomorrow. We're gonna have a frogman Friday short of podcast here. We have the father of frogman. Former navy seal team six operator rob O'neil, his dad. Thomas O'Neill will be here. So it will be very interesting. A little bit of a different flavor to it. Don't miss out on that. And please don't forget to tell every father India neighborhood or in your contact list about the podcast you're first-class fatherhood. I can't say thank you to all the listeners out there for all your support lock in for tomorrow show. That's all I got you guys today on lace. You have been listening to I last bothering please remember guys, we are not babysitters. We are fathers, and we're not just fathers. We are first class bothers. So. Down. Took some time. I open. No. Tau?
Full Episode: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
"Tonight the major winter storm hitting at this hour and into the morning right up into the northeast as the humanitarian crisis worsens in the south at least twenty five states on alert tonight already slamming texas again now. Heavy snow ice possible tornadoes from the south. Right update of the northeast. Washington dc philadelphia new york and boston more than half a foot of snow. Possible here in new york city tonight. The devastating situation in texas nearly three million without power without heat at many without water seven billion told to boil their water families. Huddling stay warm. The mayor of houston losing power during a live interview at the texas power grid pushed to the brink tonight at what the texas governor is now saying about. What's to blame for that critic saying that's just not true and now the major impact tonight. All of this is having on. Vaccinations our team across the country. At rob marciano topping out this newest storm surge the coronavirus here in the us concern growing about the variants in this country with the cdc director said just today about the variants more transmissible and some data showing more deadly as president. Biden's own timeline. For all americans could get the vaccine shifts. What the president is now saying about when this country could get back to normal at dr jaws here tonight answering your questions. The crackdown on counterfeit masks tonight. The government seizing about ten million counterfeit three and ninety five masks from warehouses. What you need to know conservative. Radio host rush limbaugh has died losing his battle with lung cancer. He launched an industry of voices on radio and cable a champion to conservatives but drawing outrage over many years with his comments on women race in politics overseas tonight prince philip hospitalized the age of ninety nine we have news on his condition the flu season here in the us what they're now seeing. And why and america strong tonight with million struggling in the south how you can help from. Abc news world headquarters in your. This is world tonight with didi. Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on this wednesday night. We were just halfway through this week and tonight another major storm now bearing down from the south. Right up into the northeast tomorrow. Snow ice freezing rain. Dangerous conditions and this storm has already slammed texas get again another night there with millions without power without heat without water and thirties acknowledging they do not know when the power will be back on grocery stores with empty shelves today. Bottled water sold out. At least thirty people have now died in this week. Storms alone and this now new one now hitting tonight the images again this evening this fifteen mile traffic jam near hazen arkansas multiple accidents in the snow on an icy interstate. Forty freezing rain. In austin texas adding a coat of ice to the snow a car out of control sliding down an icy hill millions without power families left to wear multiple layers huddle with one another just to get through these nights this neighborhood in the dark and houston frozen pipes bursting inside homes and one image seen in so many places today. This right here icicles. Hanging from a fan in dallas apartment building a long line for paintings in houston today people waiting and freezing rain also waiting in line for hours for groceries. These images from austin texas tonight is showing up what they're calling warming centers. This one open twenty four hours a day in richardson texas. That's outside dallas. And of course the impact on vaccinations across this country at least thirty. Four states cancelling or delaying vaccinations and in texas tonight authorities. Now facing tough questions about the power grid there the texas governor and what he's now blaming for the outages critics say that's just not true. We have it all covered beginning with. Abc's marcus leading off from dallas. Tonight tonight with the nation focused on the next winter storm. The humanitarian crisis in texas is only worsening pipes bursting in austin water cascading out of buildings and icy rose sending vehicle sliding down the street in houston authorities responding some more calls for possible carbon monoxide poisoning freezing rain and no power making travel dangerous dark neighborhoods. Some people are even sleeping in their cars. Broken pipes causing ceilings to cave in. This is a very bad situation. A one two punch here with the second ice storm by midday significantly more customers in texas without power as there were during hurricane. Harvey houston america's fourth largest city is telling residents to boil water. If they even have any. How can we blah water. We don't even have power. Our team at alexandra is in line to buy firewood. We got three kids at home for six nine. We're trying to keep the babies and in galveston sprouted iowa's the water any many without power and water. Everything in the refrigerator now has gone. Bad and supplies are joined alling and most people out here. The biggest deal is water. People have made some life and death choice in back in. Houston the lights going dark during an interview with. Mayor sylvester turner. We've been talking about power. Be restored now in real time. You have seen power being turned off. The state's energy production and independence has always been a point of pride and as the crisis persists the governor placing blame squarely on officials at urquhot. The private company that runs about ninety percent of the state's grid or caught stands for electric reliability council of texas and they showed that they were not reliable. Do you think our leadership needs to resign. Yes governor abbot facing criticism for appearing to play some of the blame for the outages on frozen wind turbines are win in our solar shut down and they were collectively more than ten percent of our power grid and that thrust texas into a situation where was lacking power in a statewide basis. Abbott's own energy department reports most of the state's energy losses. Come from failures to win. Arise systems including oil natural gas pipelines. And now at least two federal agencies are investigating why the system failed so badly major questions tonight in those images from dallas right there. Marcus are still really something to see. Marcus back with us again tonight. All of this of course playing out in the middle of this pandemic marcus. It's having a profound impact as you know you've been reporting this on. Vaccinations major hubs hubs where they've been getting these vaccines out now. Affected causing real delays. David not only are the vaccination sites in thirty four states shutting down because of the weather. But the main distribution hub for fedex in memphis along with ups in louisville. They're both getting hit by this storm and that could have a ripple effect across the country. The cdc also sang it expects widespread delays over the next several days as this system sweeps across the country. David alright marcus. More leading off again tonight here. Marcus thank you and you saw him report there. The storm slamming texas yet again. That system is now on the move from the south. Right up into the northeast tonight and right into tomorrow. It's two senior meteorologist. Rob marciano tracking it all for us. Hey rob hi david. This extreme cold so far south just has the atmosphere in a very complex. Push additional snow ice and severe weather going on. So let's get right to a winter. Storm warnings now posted for the new york metro all the way back through the rio grande as that gulf low develops throws more moisture into that super cold air. So shreveport little rock memphis you get additional ice and snow tonight. Severe weather across the gulf coast potentially in through atlanta as well tomorrow morning st louis cincinnati. Dc you'll start to see some heavy snow. Look at that big pink area. That is the icy conditions. I ninety five philly new york boston tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night significant accumulations here in these heavily. Populated areas could see anywhere from five to ten inches of snow in some of these big cities. But i'm most worried about that pink. In virginia and north carolina icing conditions could be severe. There david a brawl watching it with you. Rob be careful on the roadways to everyone out there tomorrow. Rob marciano thank you. In the meantime we are going to turn to the corona virus. Tonight and president biden. Making news with a shifting timeline on when most americans expect to have access to a vaccine and win this country could be back to some sense of normal attest for the new president as this pandemic these new variants and the fight to get this vaccine supply up and running force a bit of a reality check for this administration and for the american people. Here's our senior white. House correspondent. Mary bruce tonight with the country to get back to some sense of normal president biden tonight finds himself facing reality revising some optimistic predictions just last month. He said all americans would be able to get a vaccine by spring but now win is every american. Who wants it. Going to be able to get a vaccine. By the end of july of this year the white house has secured. Two hundred million more doses. But they won't all be delivered until the end of july and dr anthony. Fauci has said they won't be getting a substantial amount of doses from johnson and johnson until later than expected tonight the president is also pushing to fulfill his promise to reopen the majority of schools in his first one hundred days after his press secretary cause some confusion last week. That means Some teaching in classrooms so at least one day a week. Hopefully it's more vitamin overnight. Pressed to clarify. That's not true. That's what was reported. That's not true and it was a mistake in the communication. Do you think that would be caught days a week or just think i think many of them five days a week the goal we five days a week but what about teachers some unions want them vaccinated before they go back to class. The cdc says that's not necessary. The white house agrees though they want states to put teachers at the front of the line and on the big question win will life get back to normal. The administration and top health experts had said by fall. But now by next christmas i think will be in a very different circumstance. God willing than we are today. Dr fauci now predict some degree of normality by the beginning of twenty twenty two. What's going on here wendy. We think we will get back to some taste. And i think the president wants things to return to normal as we all do but we. We don't know at this point what that timeline is going to look like mary. Bruce back with us live from the white house tonight. Mary americans are exhausted. Really we all are and it seems that president biden in this administration facing real test here and how to set expectations and facing questions when these timelines shift by even a month because people are really hoping for any kind of good news. They can hear david. The white house wants to give americans hope and they are making headway but the reality is that there are very real challenges here like some people being hesitant to take the vaccine and there have been some unforeseen challenges. David mary bruce with us again tonight. Mary thank you. We continue on the pandemic and with cases falling after the holiday surge concern growing tonight about the variants. Seen right here in the us. In fact the cdc renewing its warning today urging people not to travel because of variants brought back to the us and with so many people trying to stay safe federal authorities reporting. They've seized ten million counterfeit n ninety five masks tonight. More than forty million two hundred sixty eight thousand americans have had at least one shot. That's still about twelve percent of the population. Abc stephanie ramos. Here in new york tonight tonight. The cdc those new more contagious variants spreading across the us could easily cause another search cova cases. I know these variants are concerning. I'm talking about them today. Because i am concerned to the believe the uk variant will be the dominant strain and soon it is more transmissible and new uk data showing. It's likely more deadly tonight. The cdc is also tracking the south african variant now found in at least nine states and washington. Dc a new. Cdc report now shows the south african various calls a sixteen fold increase in cases in one. Month in zambia. There is concern over what could happen here in the us and when it comes to masks tonight federal authorities have revealed. They seized close to ten million counterfeit. Three m n ninety five masks in recent weeks. Hundreds of thousands in fake masks found at a warehouse in western maryland. Individuals criminals exploit our vulnerability for a quick buck is something that we will continue to aggressively pursue our. Let's get right to stephanie. Because that was concerning how do you know if you have one of these masks steph and what about the ones that might have made a pass. Those warehouses it. That's the challenge being able to tell the difference between an authentic three m ninety five masks or a fake when you want to look for the nioshi stab which means it's been tested by the national institute for occupational safety and health also a legit and ninety five mask won't have any misspellings and it won't have ear loops. Make sure it has a head. Strap authorities say. They've reached out to hospitals medical facilities and possible victims who may have purchased the fake masks in at least twelve states. David we have enough to worry about now. We have to worry about the masks to stephanie. Thank you and as you heard. Stephanie report there the cdc warning again today about the more contagious a us that they could easily cause a rapid rise in cases in many believe that the uk variant still could become the main variant in the coming weeks here in the us. So let's bring in dr a shaw dean of the brown university school of public health. Dr great to have you back with us tonight. And i'm curious. What do you expect. We'll be seeing here in the coming weeks. How concerned should we be about that. Uk variant and the other variants already detected. Here in the us. David thanks for having me back. I'm pretty concerned about these variants. I do expect that they will become dominant by the latter half of march They are more contagious. And what we're all worried about is that they're going to cause a big spike. In cases i think we can head that off vaccinating as many people as possible and bringing our case numbers down. But it is concern a concern. And if we're not careful you could see another surge in this country. That's what i'm worried about what we're all worried about. That's the experience in every country where this variant is taken off a we can head that off. But it's certainly is a concern and real quick here dr fauci today making news citing early studies showing that vaccines not only help protect from cova but may also reduce a virus transmission. That was encouraging. Explain what he meant there. Yeah i'm very encouraged by this. And i think this has been my expectation as well These vaccine seemed to prevent infections. If you're less likely to be infected you're obviously less likely to spread it. They also seem to lower the amount of virus you have that reduces your likelihood of spreading it so the all the data isn't in yet but the data so far suggests these vaccines really do reduce transmission doctorate. Shaw back with us tonight at really works can both here each other and we really appreciate you being here. Thank you dr. We continue with the news this evening and to do of the passing of conservative radio host. Rush limbaugh a champion to conservatives though. He did not get through without lots of controversy over many years. Here's abc's jonathan karl here. We are in new york city. The rush limbaugh program as wildly successful and influential as he was divisive and controversial rush. Limbaugh was the godfather of the offend. Anyone apologize to know on politics that got donald trump elected. President limbaugh been suffering from lung cancer. His wife announced his death at the start of his radio. Show today i like you very much. Wish rush was behind this golden microphone right now. Limbaugh basically invented modern right-wing talk radio spawning an army of bombastic imitators. He boasted a fighting liberals with half his brain tied behind his back and built a massive audience. Twenty million at the peak of his popularity. He derided feminists as feminazi. And when law student sandra fluke testified that health coverage should include contraception limbaugh's attack on her was as savage as it was sexist. She must be paid to have sex. What does that make her. Makes you a slut right. Prostitute he said. Nfl quarterback donovan mcnabb was overrated. Because he was black. The media has been very desirous at a black quarterback do wealth and when barack obama became a national political figure limbaugh promoted the racist birther myth in two thousand and one almost entirely lost his hearing but he learned how to read lips and had special implants placed in his head allowing him to hear again. A couple of years later limbaugh knowledged. He was addicted to painkillers. I am addicted to prescription pain. Medication limbaugh was no fan of donald trump in two thousand sixteen saying he wasn't a true conservative even after he eventually endorsed him. Can somebody point to me. The conservative on the ballot. What do you mean russia. You admitting trump's not a concert. Damn right i am who folks who. When did i ever say that. He was but limbaugh became a staunch trump supporter and last year trump gave him the presidential medal of freedom awarding during his state of the union address. Rush limbaugh. thank you for your tireless devotion to our country like limbaugh himself. News of his death divided the political world. Donald trump remembered him as a patriot. A defender of liberty liberty and a guiding light over at the white house. Joe biden issued no statement at all his press secretary. David simply offering condolences to the limbaugh. Family giancarlo chief washington correspondent john. Thank you when we come back on the news tonight. The new headline about the flu season here in the us what they're now seeing and why and overseas tonight news. Prince philip hospitalized at the age of ninety nine. Staying informed has never been more important. Information is coming as faster than ever so. How do you make sensible start here. Hey i'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app. But we could take this. There was encouraging news today on the flu season here in the us the cdc report the lowest rate of flu related hospitalizations since they began keeping records. One hundred and sixty five hospitalizations sixty between october first in early february compared to four hundred thousand in that time last year an increase in flu shots masks and social distancing making the difference to be index tonight and prince. Philip is in the hospital in london. The ninety nine year old admitted quote as a precautionary measure today condition. We're told not covert related. Philip was last seen in public in july. Finally tonight here with so much need in the south so many answering the call in houston the gallery furniture store opening their doors to families and feeding them also in houston the nonprofit texas relief warriors up early this morning cooking donated eggs for breakfast. Everybody's gonna have a hot meal. We have more food coming so we'll probably about two thousand people in dallas. A recycling center offering free firewood for families. Christine kilburn says she's had no power since sunday at genesis women's shelter and support in dallas. They're now asking for blankets. Flashlights at warm clothes. Hi david vanessa will mark the founder of feed the people dallas mutual aid right. Now we're working on getting more people in hotels and bell county texas tonight. Husband and wife victoria and bobby dill and their friends buying hundreds of sandwiches and giving them away and they'll become back to a warm house with food so it was my duty my mischance to get somebody with something. Millions heading into another night without power will stay on this so many trying to help them will put those groups at abc news dot com for you in parts of this country. There's a crisis known. As m m. I w missing and murdered indigenous women. Espn films presents black feet boxing. Not invisible a film about a boxing club on the black feet indian reservation in montana. The gym has trained more than five hundred boxers. But it's most important. Fighters are the young women and girls who come in search of more than a heavy bag black feed. 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Full Episode: Thursday, February 13, 2019
"Tonight the ABC News exclusive one on one with attorney. General William Bar. Our correspondent asking did president trump intervened after the justice department publicly revised Roger Stone's sentencing recommendation. Just hours after president. Trump's tweet tonight. How Attorney General says this really played out saying he will not be bullied and adding the president's tweets are making it quote impossible to do my job the White House responding tonight Pierre Thomas with the interview the global fear winding tonight the deadliest yet in the corona virus emergency two hundred fifty four dead and just twenty four hours and hundreds of Americans on that cruise ship tonight. The couple the American retirees. The husband rushed off the ship and to a hospital. The discovery at the authorities for days asked for the public's help the six year old girl is found her body discovered and this video when the last time she was seen alive on the school bus massive train crash tonight exploding into flame several cars plunging into the water crew members thrown into the river. Snow Dangerous Rain now. Much of the country right into the northeast bracing for brutal Cold Rob Marciano timing it out the race for twenty twenty and tonight president trump and Mike Bloomberg trading insults. It spiraled today. It's still going on tonight. Bloomberg saying he will spend whatever it takes to defeat the president the Astros cheating scandal to players back for spring training some admitting to cheating and what they said next and four shots at halftime promise. Ten thousand dollars. He makes the shots. The crowd cheers. So why isn't he getting the money this is? Abc News Tonight With David. Muir video being in his great to have you with us here on a Thursday night and we begin tonight with. Abc News exclusive one on one. With Attorney General William Bar as we ask did the president intervene in the Roger Stone case and wipe the Justice Department publicly chain stones sentencing recommendation after the president's very public criticism the attorney general saying he made the decision on his own to overrule his own prosecutors in the stone case but he advantages. The change was made public just hours. After the president's tweet are saying the president's tweets quote. Make it impossible for me to do my job tonight. The White House is now responding to the interview. And we begin with our chief. Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas asking the Attorney General here did he talk with the President before that. Change The stone case. Did you talk to the president all about your decision regarding to recommendations never anybody from the White House? Call you to try to influence. No I have not had. I have not discussed the Roger case at the White House. On Tuesday Justice Department prosecutors recommended seven to nine year prison sentence for the president's close friend Roger Stone. The president furious tweeting cannot allow this miscarriage of justice and just hours later the attorney general officially overruling his own prosecutors to recommend a lighter sentence. Today's bar insisted he made that decision. Well before the president's tweet telling me trump put him in an impossible position. I had made a decision that I thought was fair and reasonable in this particular case and Onto the tweet occurred the question as well Now what do I do and Do go forward with what you think is the right decision. Do you pull back because of the tweet and that. Just sort of illustrates had disrupted these tweets can be. So you're saying you have a problem with the tweets. Yes well I have. I have a problem With some of some of the tweets to have public statements and tweets made about the department about Are People in the department are men and women hear about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases Make it impossible for me to do my job to assure the courts and the prosecutors and the and the department That we're doing our work with integrity. President trump is publicly raged against the prosecutors in the stone case saying they should apologize theater. Go back to school and learn because I'll tell you what the way they treated people. Nobody should be treated like bartels me. He's quote happy. Roger Stone was convicted on charges including obstruction of Congress and witness tampering. With Sabar. The president does not like to be told what to do. He may not like what you're saying. Are you prepared for those ramifications of course but the thing I have most responsibility for are the issues that are brought to me for decision and I will make those decisions based on what I think is the right thing to do? And I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody. I cannot do my job here at the department With a constant background commentary that that undercuts me. So let's get to Pierre. Thomas with us live tonight from the Justice Department. Npr's bottom line tonight attorney general bill. They're insisting he was not pressured by the president he says in the interview with you. He did not talk to the president. Before recommending that lighter sentence Roger Stone they were the White House spokesman said tonight. The president is not bothered by bars comments but says. Mr Trump has the right to exercise free speech. The White House says trump has full confidence in bar but some Democrats are skeptical. Senator Blumenthal tweeting tonight. The Bar is saying translation. I'm doing exactly what president trump wants. I just wish he stopped tweeting about it. David Pierre leading US off tonight with his exclusive Pierre Thank you. We turn next this Thursday night to the corona virus emergency a staggering rise in the number of reported cases more than sixty thousand cases. Now Globally two hundred fifty four people dying and just twenty four hours the deadliest day yet and that cruise ship off Japan hundreds of Americans among the passengers tonight. There is word that some may soon be allowed off and we continue to follow that story of the American couple of retirees. The husband who's fever came back. He's now been rushed off the ship and hospitalize. Abc's Maggie Rulli from Japan again tonight aboard the Diamond Princess Team swabbing more passengers today after forty four more people were infected with the Kobe. Nineteen virus your just weighing on the ship of doom but today some passengers thought to be at high risk or the virus. We'll get a chance to get off that boat and put into quarantine onshore in Japan. John Herring and his wife watched his temperature spike day after day for about the last report gays with a fever and headache nausea. He's had to leave her behind now to go to the hospital. He's waiting for test results. All his food passed through this tiny door. Passengers stuck on the ship. Kathy MANISCALCO are trying to keep their spirits up and stay healthy the pet kidney stones and so I've been in a lot of pain and it's almost an unmanageable overnight. A jump in the Chinese case. Count only fueling uncertainty about the viruses impact. The numbers surging. Sixty thousand no second and over thirteen killed after China changed. The way counts infections. Back home in just the last day to more people from quarantine base isn't San Diego and San Antonio were hospitalized after testing positive for the virus but for those released this week from quarantine reunions long overdue because children haven't seen their mother in six weeks after her trip home to see her parents in Ripon Maggie Rulli with us again tonight. She's at the port in Japan and Maggie. Were expecting that first group of people to be allowed to get off that ship in the next twenty four hours. What did you learn tonight? That's the idea David and this is supposed to be the first wave now. They're prioritizing people who are over the age of eighty or health issues also tested negative for the virus. But David. What's important is that. This is voluntary. If you choose to leave the boat you will still have to spend the next six days of your quarantine here on shore. David Imagine the nightmare for these passengers. Onboard Maggie Rulli. Our thanks to you again tonight and backyard home. The sad turn of the case of that missing six year old from South Carolina tonight authorities now revealing. They have found the body of face wet. Look and are now treating the case as a homicide and that during the investigation they revealed they found the body of a man as well. Here's ABC's Marcus war tonight. The urgent search for a little girl in this small tight knit South Carolina. Town come to a heartbreaking end is with extremely heavy hearts that we are announcing that we found the body that the corner has has identified as fe marine swell authorities now treating this case as a homicide and they also say investigators found a male's body in the same Casey neighborhood where little fade disappeared but it is unclear. How their deaths may be connected? At this time. We feel there no danger to community the six year. Old Girl vanished on Monday afternoon. Last seen playing outside her home after returning from school these are among the last known images of fe captured on surveillance cameras getting off of her school bus before she went missing hundreds of investigators converging on this neighborhood include the FBI searching from the air and on the ground knocking on doors and going to every home in the neighborhood even picking through landfills and dumpsters in the area overnight authorities releasing these images of two vehicles in the area through tips. They manage to identify and talk to the occupants of this SUV but said they were still searching for the people connected to this small silver car tonight. This crime has shaken the community. This beautiful little girl on Monday was just having our day. You see not hurting anybody in this world. And she's just being a blessing. Everybody and so very upsetting. David said today there is no danger to the public but they would not elaborate on that point. They also took no questions during the news conference and the emotion we saw today gave was a sense of. Just how personal this is for all of them David. Just an awful story. Marcus more in South Carolina. Marcus thank you. And we'RE GONNA turn next to the fiery train crash in the dramatic rescue that followed in eastern Kentucky. The CARGO TRAIN LOADED WITH ETHANOL. Going off the rails. The engine plunging into the water crew members trapped inside. They were thrown into the river nearby homes evacuated as emergency crews battled the flames and here's ABC's Stevenson. Saami tonight witnesses who recording the rescue on their cellphones about three hours east of Lexington Kentucky will worried the to train operators wouldn't survive among the two crew members were trapped in the middle of this growing fire after the train hit a rock slide sending it tumbling into the big sandy river just before daylight on the fire spreading help came quickly and save their lives. This is just a absolutely massive blaze. There is still a chemical spill to deal with. The train was carrying railcars. Full of ethanol residents nearby were forced to leave their homes for a time today. Authorities let the fire burn itself out that Roy Moore and you can hear now is actually coming from one of the Railcars. That is still on fire. The region has seen heavy rain for days causing floods and rockslides federal authorities. Tonight or sending a team to investigate this crash the to train operators escaped with minor injuries. David all right Steve. Thank you next. The coldest era of the season moving in across much of the country tonight behind that massive winter storm after the blizzard conditions in Minnesota. The wind chill there minus forty two south damaging winds more than seventy five miles an hour causing significant damage. This is Lexington Alabama. All of this cold air also. Moving right into the northeast. Let's get meterologist Rob Marciano with us. Live tonight to track it all. Hey Rob I David. In front of moving off shore the winds are shifting and the temperatures are dropping. Fortunately few coast now. So we've had this season having lasted long and this one will be no different. But it's the coldest air as you mentioned This year we've seen temperatures dropped seventy degrees nearly in twenty four hours parts of the Midwest. Look at these numbers in the morning wind chill advisories for Chicago. Minneapolis minus twenty five there and the core of the cold air moves into the northeast by Saturday morning. We're talking about temperatures will feel like eight degrees below zero Boston. Four in New York City likely not getting above the twenty s on Saturday but then everybody rebounds on Sunday. Keep your heavy coat. Head gave it all right looking forward to rebound on Sunday Rob. Thanks now to the race for twenty twenty and today president trump and Mike Bloomberg trading insults. A sign of what's to come in this campaign. It's still going on tonight. Bloomberg saying he will spend whatever it takes to defeat the president. Here's ABC's Terry Moran Tonight. The Battle of the New York billionaires is on the president attacked me again this morning on twitter. Why because he sees poll numbers and he's scared president trump ripping into former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg today tweeting. Many Mike Bloomberg is a loser. Who has money but can't debate and as zero presence Bloomberg then taunting trump tweeting we know many of the same people in New York behind your back. They laugh at you and call you a carnival barking clown. I'M NOT AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP. Knows it and that's why keeps tweeting about me later. Trump who has repeatedly tried to stir chaos in the democratic race going after a real vulnerability for Bloomberg his stop and Frisk policies as mayor at its peak more than half a million people a year most of them African Americans and Latinos were stopped and frisked by police. Eighty eight percent of the time. Police found no reason to arrest them. A judge called it. Unconstitutional others called it racist so trump on Geraldo Rivera's radio program. Today Bloomberg came in and he said well you know what this thing is so good. I'm going to stop every black person and if you're a black person in New York you was stopped two times a day three times a day you can go to your house. They were stopping every day. That's not true by a long shot and trump himself has long promoted. Stop and Frisk as a success. Let's stop and fit for his tremendous impact on the safety of New York. City tremendous beyond belief. So let's get the Terry Moran with us live at the White House tonight and Terry. Former Mayor Bloomberg declared that he's going to spend whatever it takes to try to defeat president trump as right David. He's already spent three hundred eighty million dollars of his own money. We've never seen anything like at a staggering sum that president trump has his own war chest but the most important number for him are those economic numbers. Most Americans are telling pollsters. They feel better off today than they did in two thousand sixteen and for an incumbent president history shows. That's wind in the sails. David Terry Moran Tonight Terry. Thank you tonight. The Senate has approved a bipartisan resolution. Curbing the president's ability to take military action against Iran the measure prompted by the drone strike that killed Ronnie and General Qassem Suleimani and the retaliation from Iran on the US military eight Republicans joined all the Democrats and the fifty five to forty five vote margin. Not Large enough to override. The president's expected veto next tonight here. The verdict in the case of a deadly police shooting in Dallas. A former officer was accused of killing a young woman firing more than a dozen times into a stolen car which he tried to get away tonight. He's been found not guilty. And here's ABC's Clayton Sandell. This is the moment genevieve. Dawes lost her life and tonight the now former Dallas police officer who fired these thirteen shots acquitted by a jury. We the jury find the defendant. Not guilty in two thousand seventeen officer. Christopher Hess and fellow cops found the twenty one year old and her boyfriend asleep in a stolen car. She refused their commands driving away. When Hess pulled the trigger prosecutors said shooting into a moving car was unreasonable and charged with aggravated assault or fourteen. They ran the squad car twice. Defense ATTORNEYS SAY HESS FEARED. The officers were endanger. We know he made an impossible decision but he ultimately made the right decision to defend his fellow officers and after the department found that he violated several policies has was fired he also still faces a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Dawes family. David Clinton thank you to be index of other news tonight the start of Spring Training and the Astros holding a news conference today players apologizing for stealing signs during the twenty seventeen season when they won the world series shortstop Jose Altuve Ahah bidding. They did it was wrong back. Filled Ramaz like I said the impact fans the impact in the game throughout the Astros manager and GM had been fired the new and alarming headline on climate tonight. The hottest January on record nola reporting January's global temperature was more than two degrees above average the highest in one hundred forty one years and scientists now reporting an iceberg about twice the size of Washington. Dc is broken off a glacier in Antarctica and the controversy over that halftime challenge. I mentioned northern Iowa. Student don't pinch hitting all four shots and twenty seven seconds. Thinking he won the ten thousand dollars the crowd going wild right here. He thought he had thirty second sort of the crowd. The insurance company behind the challenge said it must be done in twenty four seconds will get two thousand in state funding tonight America strong. She made history and she made her dog very happy. She made history and this was the moment. Nasa astronaut Kristina Cook returned to work and some laughter after three hundred twenty eight days in space more time and space than any other woman in history. You know within the first two minutes of being back on earth. I saw more people's faces that I had seen in a year so that was really exciting face but set at all. This is after Kristina. Cook returning home dog. Little Girl Barking her tail wagging with kiss for the astronauts leader said not sure who was more excited that she remembers me after a year tonight. Astronaut Cook also posting this vacation photo with her family at the beach. But she knows it's that moment at the front door little dog three hundred twenty eight days before we could watch that all day straight and her dog so happy. Astronaut Cook is home. Good night okay. So in the New York Times calls you one of the eighth news. Podcasts WORTH LISTENING TO WELL. He does say thank you so go on start smart we start here the ABC News daily podcast. Take us with you. Listen to us now. Free on apple podcasts.
Full Episode: Saturday, January 23, 2021
"Tonight the new pandemic reality and american deaths reported from covid nineteen every thirty seconds. This week january set to be the deadliest month on record nearly sixty four thousand american lives lost in the first three weeks of the new year and that new variant from the uk now spreading to twenty two states the rollout slowdown new york. Running out of vaccine doses with another shipment not expected until next week at lays mayor at the current pace. The county won't finish. Vaccinations until june of twenty twenty. Two but news tonight about johnson and johnson's one shot vaccine could emergency use authorization beyond the way impeachment showdown. The explosive new reports on former president trump as the house prepares to send the articles of impeachment to the senate. Did the president suggests reinforcements would be needed to protect the capital on january six deep freeze and arctic blast sweeping across the northeast wind chills and the teens from dc to philly and single digits from new york up to boston. Rob marciano standing by crumlin. Crackdown tens of thousands protesting across russia. Demanding the release of putin critic alexei navalny demonstrators clashing with police more than two thousand attain celebrating a broadcasting legend iconic talk show host larry king dead at eighty seven weeks after contracting covid. Nineteen a look back. At some of his most memorable moments from home tax millions forced to work remotely amid the pandemic. What you could possibly this tax season and billion dollar mystery the search for the person who that massive mega millions jackpot tonight. We take you to the winning town from abc news world headquarters more. This is world news tonight and good evening. Thanks for joining us on this saturday. I'm tom llamas. We begin tonight with the covid. Nineteen crisis one year in america now on track for its deadliest month yet with a variant spreading that may be more lethal and still more chaos and confusion in the vaccine rollout images tonight from arizona highlighting. What is still happening here. A victim loaded into a truck. Nearly sixty four thousand americans have died of covid nineteen in the first three weeks of two thousand twenty one that search driving the total. Us lives loss to more than four hundred. Sixteen thousand health officials expect. We'll hit half a million fatalities by february that you can't variant that. British officials have said maybe. Up to thirty percent deadlier is now in twenty two states with researchers racing to identify it and while friday saw the nation's highest single day number of vaccines given so one point six million doses the rollout remains inconsistent with some patients waiting hours and some states running out of supply including right here in new york. We will have more on the vaccine in just a moment but we begin tonight with coves deadly grip on the nation. Abc's trevor all leads us off from new york city tonight with january on track for more corona virus cases and deaths than any month so far new concerns about the uk was some british officials warning. It could be up to thirty percent. More deadly though scientists are stressing more research is needed as to whether the variant is in fact deadlier bottom these serious situations that we follow very closely and if necessary we will adapt to it with the variant now confirmed in at least twenty two states stanford medicine launching large-scale surveillance in the bay area to identify it or any other variant viruses quite transmissible and some of these new variants maybe even more transmissible on average this week in american death from covid nineteen was reported every thirty seconds. This georgia school district losing q. Teachers within hours of each other sparking protests against schools reopening. Their teachers and staff shouldn't have to die to be able to do their job. And some states that were already ravaged by the virus over the summer are once again seeing a surge while we wished that this pandemic would be behind us at this time. We're definitely not there. Florida reporting a record tying two hundred seventy seven deaths. Friday along with fourteen thousand new cases. And the cdc says. Arizona has the highest number of cases per capita in the country. Back hard. and you'd rather just not because if you think back. It hurt phoenix nurse melody ortiz. Fighting back tears thinking about the chaos in heartbreak. She and her team fight through every day to tighten the painful memories going back nearly a year. Now and trevor. All joins us outside a hospital here in new york and trevor. While cases and deaths nationally both started to trend down there are still many areas seen troubling numbers including right here in new york. That's right tom. New york is now climbed back into the top five states in terms of new daily cases per capita in here in new york city. A third of the city's zip code home to millions of people. Have seen the positivity rate climb above ten percent. Tom trevor all leading us off tonight trevor. Thank you for that. None of the vaccine rollout with president biden vow to deliver one hundred billion doses in the first one hundred days a key factor could be emergency use authorization of the johnson and johnson vaccine which unlike pfizer madeux requires only a single shot but that helped could still be weeks away. Abc's serena shah outside dodger. Stadium or carter lining up tonight a two day record nearly three million shots into arms but states nationwide still struggling to meet the surging demand. New york running out of vaccines the next shipment coming early. Next week we have seven million eligible people okay at two hundred and fifty thousand doses a week. This is gonna take us fifteen. Sixteen seventeen weeks florida california and new jersey also facing dwindling supply. I cannot be any clearer. We have built a vaccine infrastructure. That can handle this job. We need the doses. Despite the virus raging in california the state ranking near the bottom of the list in percent of available shots administered. La's mayor saying at the current pace. The county will not finish vaccinations until june. Twenty twenty two unless more companies hit the market. Dr anthony fauci saying johnson and johnson's promising one shot vaccine may be ready for emergency authorization in two weeks. You can see a sharp escalation of additional doses of this one dose vaccine eligibility requirements also adding to frustrations new mexico reversing course for teacher eligibility leading to thousands of abrupt cancellations and mood at our school. Went way down. They've pulled a lot of hope. And there's a lot of frustration in maryland. Firefighters steve collins saint cova nearly killed him of my life now begging colleagues to get vaccinated brothers. Serene joins us now from outside dodger stadium in los angeles california having such a huge problem. Getting the vaccines out. And you're learning. It could be a long time until everyone in the current eligibility group gets through shots. Tom you can see drivers behind me about to get vaccinated. The biggest issue here is supply. California officials saying it could take until june until everyone's sixty five and over is vaccinated and that pushes back vaccinations for everyone else. Tom okay serena for us tonight from l. a. Serene thank you that a former president. Trump's looming senate impeachment trial house speaker. Nancy pelosi says she'll transmit the article on monday. Senate majority leader chuck schumer setting the week of february eighth as the start date for the impeachment. Trial meantime a pair of explosive new reports out today. ratchet up the pressure. Abc's andrew dimple is in washington tonight to new reports that could potentially damage former president. Donald trump's case ahead of his second impeachment trial. The first suggesting he knew substantial reinforcements would be needed to protect the capital on january six in an interview with vanity fair then acting defense secretary christopher miller recalling ahead of the deadly riot when discussing the pentagon's plans trump told him quote. You're going to need ten thousand people. The single articles of impeachment charges the former president with incitement of insurrection that day he urged supporters to march to the capital. Don't fight like hell. You're not gonna have a country anymore and they did multiple sources tell. Abc news trump rebuffed efforts for quite some time to call in the national guard and steps weren't taken until a few white house officials intervene for the sake of the country. Many charged in connection with the siege have said on the record. They acted at the behest of the president. I thought i was following my president. I thought i was following what we were called to do. Also tonight explosive. Allegations surrounding trump's desperate attempts to overturn his election loss. The new york times reporting in his final weeks in the white house. The former president discussed removing the acting. Attorney general. Jeffrey rosen and replacing him with jeffrey clark. A now former. Doj attorney sympathetic to trump's. 'cause time says it was all part of an elaborate scheme to throw out president. Joe biden's victory in georgia. The department of justice is declining to comment on the report and clark when reached by. Abc news asserted the times account contains inaccuracies but did not specify rosen served as acting ag through the end of trump's term and tonight senate majority leader chuck. Schumer is calling on the doj to investigate after that new york times report. And we'll see if democrats choose to. Add either rosen or clark to their witness list and when asked for comment. Trump's team did not specifically address those allegations in that report. Tom okay andrew. Thank you for that. Let's turn now to whether the bone chilling cold settling in for millions in the northeast. Slick conditions on the roads in utah snowfalls across the rockies and in the mid west though systems will become more organizers. They push east. Let's get right to abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano rob good evening. Hi that cold air certainly has moved and look at these numbers in the morning in the single digits in new york boston. Three minus five will be the wind chill in albany in that will set the stage for some snow with these system. Now coming into the west the first one in the inter mountain west. You've got some rain. In southern california this precept kind of comes together tomorrow and then during the morning hours on on monday. Dallas could see some strong thunderstorms icing conditions and snow across the midwest. Chicago detroit this moisture then pushes into the east for first round of snow philly to new york and then another stronger system right behind it tom. Okay rob thank you for that. We head overseas now. In violent clashes between anti-government protesters and russian police the rare images. We're seeing tonight. Abc's maggie rulli has the latest tonight one of the largest protests in russia's recent history mass riot police confronting tens of thousands of protesters this activists abruptly hauled away while talking to the media. She's one of thousands arrested. The crackdown rowing violent. Russians braving bitter temperatures sometimes fighting with snowballs protesting against the imprisonment of alexei navalny. The well-known opposition leader arrested immediately after he returned to moscow last week. Nevada had been poisoned with a nerve agent. Her here in pain on a flight. He blames russian president vladimir putin for the attack support for navalny spreading to regions that rarely see protests. Divall knees wife posting this photo on instagram. When she was detained she was later released us. State department's going beyond just condemning these mass arrests. They're no calling for protesters and for nova only himself to be released. Tom maggie rulli covering all the developments out of russia. Tonight maggie thank you back here at home and two michigan a small town north of detroit. Where everyone's asking the same question who won last night's billion dollar mega millions jackpot. Abc's elwin lopez reporting tonight from novi michigan. Tonight it's the billion dollar mystery who in novi michigan. A town of fifty five thousand holds the ticket for the third largest jackpot in. us history. You hear all the time people winning across the country and you go. I wish that was my city. I'm glad somebody's getting some good fortune. Their way friday's win. Came after a rolled-over a record thirty seven times without a winner that decline in part due to the pandemic with less people buying tickets and the odds of winning incredible one in three hundred two million if the winner takes the lump sum payments they'll get nearly seven hundred forty million dollars the winning ticket sold at this kroger neighbors now hoping the mega millions winner will put that money back into the community. I did hear it on the news this morning and i was just like so aesthetic. Hopefully they'll be ready to help people in the area. The person who purchased then billion dollar ticket at this kroger can't stay in the dark forever. The has up to a year to come forward. Tom sure they're very happy tonight. All right ellen. Thank you so much for that. None of the passing of broadcast legend. Larry king famous. I straight talk interviews with the world's biggest newsmakers he died in los angeles king had been hospitalized earlier this month while battling covid nineteen tonight. Abc's david wright with a look at some of his most memorable moments. He's still holds the guinness world record for longest running tv show hosted by the same person. Evening my name is larry king and this is the previous editions of larry. King live on the same network in the same timeslot larry king conducted more than fifty thousand interviews. I have no intention of running for president including pop stars and was so excited to go. Lady gaga and cultural giants stood by in his shirtsleeves and suspenders behind that microphone. King was an icon himself wearing suspenders. Particularly no them in my honor king said one of the few people that left him. Starstruck was frank sinatra. Why are you here. I'm glad you came because usb coming. I haven't seen in a long shot. Didn't just feature celebrities on y'all back. Hello there were newsmakers to los angeles for president. Reagan kings questions were typically blunt. No nonsense but although he was a straight shooter he shot from the hip. King said he worried over preparing would make for bad interviews. You gave it up right. I didn't cancel you. You can't sell them. Kings habit of winging it aid some memorable moments. I'm jewish guy brooklyn okay. Seventy five million viewers with more than half a century behind the microphone. King had millions of fans to thank you and instead of goodbye about so. I like to be remembered as one demand who lived longer than anybody ever lived. There's i don't wanna leave. And i'd like to be remembered as someone who greatly contributed to the professionally chose to be in and if he made it a drop better by his being there. Larry king was eighty seven. And there's much more ahead of world news tonight this saturday. Twenty two gold miners trapped after an explosion. Overseas will show you where plus a consumer alert will explain. Why ford is taking three million vehicles off the road and next can working from home. Increase your taxes. The potential tax many could be facing this year. Staying informed has never been more information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sensible start here. Hey i'm brad milkey. Abc news in every weekday. We will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app back now with your money. Millions of americans working from home could face another setback this tax season. Here's abc's deirdre bolton tonight for many working remotely because of covid a potentially nasty surprise coming at tax time tax bills not just from one state but to it's really bad economics and it's cruel among those who may get his employees working from home for companies headquartered in a different state in general states demand income tax based on where the work gets done. That's why professional athletes pay income taxes in all the states where they play games but several states demand tax from workers employed outside their borders because they are home to the employees in companies. Now with so many americans working remotely double tax bills may hit hundreds of thousands. The problem is your home. State in many cases will not offer you a credit for the work. We did in another state because from their perspective. You didn't leave. Their state. Massachusetts adopted the same practice last spring employers like rick green with locations in five states. Worry they could've done something that they had relatives who was sick or something. They they did it for all the right reasons and a they just get hit out of nowhere. Most states are facing budget shortfalls due to the slowing economy. Which may inspire others to try to impose. Similar tax rules tom. Thank you for. Index in the race to rescue group of trapped miners in explosion at a coal mine in eastern china trapping twenty two miners. Rescuers say they have made contact with at least half of them. One is believed to be dead cruiser. Working to drill through seventy tons of debris and fear could be another two weeks before they reach them a consumer alert tonight. Ford is recalling three million vehicles in the us and canada. It's all part of that. Massive recall in takata airbags linked to nearly thirty deaths worldwide. You can find more information on. The vehicles affected on our website and the nfl is giving free super bowl. Tickets to seventy five hundred healthcare workers all thirty two teams will select vaccinated healthcare workers from their communities. The stadium in tampa will operate at a third of the capacity masks and social distancing. We'll be mandatory. Finally tonight america. Strong two weeks before her due date wisconsin resident rachel win. cow ski. Felt something big could be happening so she scrambled to get her husband. Justin she texas me downstairs at five fifteen told me she needs getting bad. Rachel's contractions coming on strong and justin jumping into action. See my wife wanted to labor and we need to get to the hospital. And i'm kinda panicking. The nine one one dispatcher on the phone helping justin out line with me in case we need to deliver this baby before they get there. Quick like everything started escalator. Just in keeping his calm is his wife's labour progressed. Dad too though. Ems finally arrives and even though these first responders you see have more than twenty years experience each they had never had to deliver a baby. Here person come out okay. Ten minutes after the start of the nine one one call ray. Lynn is born weighing in at six pounds. Twelve ounces joy and grateful that you breathing. I'm just gonna tear up now to think about it but this happy and just this week baby ray. Lynn meeting those first responders miracle and to be able to be there a feel very honoured it makes your heart happy to see it to the end able to make a difference for somebody great teamwork all around. Thanks so much for watching. I'm tom jameson york. I give you an unusual. Oh that was ever in question. More bruce -tudios first series has arrived on disney. Plus you've end jews. Something's the universe is expanding wanda welcome home march studios one division i episodes now streaming exclusively on disney plus.
Full Episode: Thursday, March 18, 2021
"Tonight several developing stories as we come on the air the deadly shooting rampage in atlanta authorities. Now revealing new details tonight about the alleged gunman charged with eight counts of murder opening fire at three different spas. Eight people killed including six women of asian descent tonight growing outrage across this country amid growing fear among asian-americans. What's being done to stop the hate in the county sheriff. Who will no longer be the spokesperson on this case. One day after he describe what the suspect told. Investigators going to say. Yesterday was a really bad day for him tonight. President by ordering flags lower half staff. The president and vice president traveled to atlanta tomorrow. Steve asami with late reporting also tonight president biden late today. Revealing his goal of one hundred million shots at one hundred days will now be reached tomorrow on day fifty eight of his administration and the warning not to let your guard down with fifteen states now. Seeing an increase in cases concern tonight over variants add in europe. Their new wave worsening after italy dow peres ordering a new month long lock down the dangerous tornado outbreak at least thirty reported tornadoes and there are new watches as we come on the air tonight. A family says they had to create a human chain as loved ones. Were being pulled away by the wins. That was an e f two winds up to one hundred thirty miles per hour by reporting from the storm zone. The fbi tonight asking for your help releasing disturbing new images of the capital riot. Ten suspects wanted for violent attacks on police. One man feeding officers with a metal pole another belief to the using a cattle prod and an unknown suspect ripping off the gas mask of dc officer. Daniel hodges here. Thomas is standing by tonight. Vladimir now responding to president bye nafta the president told our george stephanopoulos that putin is a killer. Mary bruce now with putin's request and the response tonight from the white house and the fiery collision on the tracks and amtrak train slamming into a truck one hundred eleven passengers and crew on board from abc news world headquarters anymore. This is world news tonight with david. Vide- begin it's great to have you with us here at a. thursday night and we begin tonight with new reporting here after the deadly shootings in atlanta three different spas targeted eight. People killed six of them women of asian descent tonight. we have now learned. The suspect bought the gun on the day of the attack. He's charged with eight counts of murder and with fear growing among the asian american community outrage growing across this country tonight asking what is being done to. Stop the hate tonight. We are learning more about the victims including emily tan. She owned one of the businesses. Police are trying to reach the families of several other women who worked at the spas. The surveillance showing the suspect robert. Aaron long his own parents. Tipping off police. After seeing the surveillance the shootings prompting an outpouring of sorrow and rage in atlanta and across the nation. We have been reporting here on the increase in attacks on asian americans on capitol hill today. The house holding. Its first hearing an anti asian discrimination in three decades at the white house tonight the president ordering the flag to be lowered to half staff at news tonight involving the sheriff's captain who will no longer be the spokesperson on this case after what he said and serious questions about post on social media we begin here with abc studios and saw me again tonight. From atlanta asian families who live in the north atlanta suburbs are frightened angered and heartbroken tonight over the murder of the eight people. Here six of them. Asian women and they're asking us to remember emily tan. She owned young's as massage where this white man with. A gun was seen on surveillance video walking into her business before police say he shot four people dead. Today was her fiftieth birthday. She's a mother with a daughter who recently graduated college. I can't put any reasoning behind. Why somebody would wanna do something so horrific to such such nice people at the second and third murder scenes less than an hour away in atlanta police are still trying to reach the families of the four asian women who the same young man is accused of killing here. We're working with the cost of the office of the republic of korea Also to make that verification But as soon as we are a higher percent sure and notifications have been made. We will definitely release those investigators. Say the twenty one year old robert. Aaron long bought the gun. He's accused of using on the day of the killings police have charged him with eight counts of murder and he's currently in the custody of police in the atlanta suburbs. Not ever witnessed right now. That can tell who Who shot him. The murders tuesday night of shaken both atlanta and america asian lawmakers in georgia and on capitol hill are demanding more attention to the thousands of physical assaults on asian americans in the last year. They blame the racist notions. That asians are responsible for the pandemic. There isn't a systemic problem. Here we are in pain and for the last year. We've been screaming out for help. The police in the suburbs have had to replace the officer who runs their briefings. After captain j baker said this about the accused murderer he understood the gravity of it and he was pretty much fed up at the end of his rope and usually it was a really bad day for him and this is what he did saying that the twenty one year old had a bad day felt ridiculously insensitive to friends and family of the people killed in a statement. The sheriff apologize saying that these words were not intended to disrespect any of the victims or the gravity of this tragedy. Baker was trying unsuccessfully to share. What the alleged gunman told investigators but now an old facebook post his is causing even more concern. It reads place your order while they last above pictures of t shirts that read covert nineteen imported virus from china. It's the same message that people bring flowers to the memorials tonight. find hurtful. And they're saying the name of delaney yawn and die fang who died alongside. Emily tan a much-needed conversation across this country. And steve. the president and vice president will be there tomorrow. That's right. They're coming to the state house to meet with this state's delegation of asian american lawmakers and community leaders. And i can tell you that the vice president and the president will get an earful of concern. David stevenson zombie leading us off again tonight. Thank you steve. We turn next here tonight to the coronavirus here in the. Us president biden late today. Revealing his goal of hundred million shots arms. In one hundred days will now be reached tomorrow on day. Fifty eight of his administration and here are the numbers tonight. Seventy five million three hundred twenty five thousand people getting at least one dose now. That's more than twenty nine percent of all adults but tonight cases are in fifteen states and authorities are now warning. What's being seen right now in europe. If we're not careful could easily happen here. Abc's johnson from new york tonight. The vaccine roll out more than a month ahead of schedule. President biden set to reach his goal of one hundred million shots in one hundred days by tomorrow. Fifty eight days into his administration behind these one hundred million shots are millions of lives change when people receive that dose of hope. This is time for optimism. But it's not time for relaxation. And with health officials warning of a possible fourth wave the president urging americans not to let their guards down. Things may get worse. As new variants of this virus spread getting vaccinated is the best thing we can do to fight back against these. Various president biden pleading with people to avoid. What's happening now in. Europe this icu. North of paris. Phil harris going on lockdown for a month starting tomorrow and a doctor. There tonight blames the surge on new variants warning. They're seeing younger patients and needs related to the new variants that we have Much younger patients right now and they are very seriously he'll back here in the. Us cases are dropping nationally but fifteen states seeing at least a ten percent increase over the last week michigan up fifty three percent with hospitalizations climbing to it's been going up he's about triple a more also seeing more people in the icu. Who has covert on capitol hill a tense exchange between senator rand. Paul and dr anthony fauci about masks. You've been vaccinated and you parade around in two masks for show. Well let me just state for the record. That masks are not theater masks or protective and we ask them unity their theater if you already have immunity. You're wearing a mask to give comfort to others. Not wearing masks. Because i totally disagree with you. Researchers are still studying whether vaccinated people can transmit the virus and dr found she pointing to the threat of those rapidly spreading variants vaccination sites ramping up across the country. New york city field offering shots. Twenty four seven ahead of baseball season you can see. They're drawing up the doses into the syringes and then they're passed along to the medical professionals in this area for the vaccinations were there now. Averaging two thousand shots per day more states expanding eligibility fifteen states in washington d. c. green-lighting the vaccine for everyone over the age of sixteen. Alright so let's get right to. Which johnson tonight with news on schools and of course the efforts to open them across the country. We're learning tonight. The cdc is expected to release new recommendations on the social distancing in the classroom. Yeah david the cdc expected to change those recommendations tomorrow from six feet of social distance to three feet inside the classroom. Long as everyone is wearing masks now. This has huge implications because it could allow some schools with limited space to reopen sooner but it could also spark a renewed debate with the teachers unions. David in the meantime there's also news on that astrazeneca vaccine which some european countries had temporarily halted over safety concerns. What are they saying. Tonight david european regulators say that the astrazeneca vaccine is safe and should be used. They also say that the evidence so far does not point to an overall increased risk of blood clots but they can't rule out extremely rare cases. In the meantime the vaccine is not authorise here in the united states yet but the biden administration says it's loaning out four million doses to canada and mexico. David johnson falling all us with thank you meantime tonight. Severe weather threat moving up the east coast at this hour after violent storms across the south including at least thirty reported tornadoes across seven states north carolina in the bullseye at this hour. And take a look at this. Drone video of a massive twister in choctaw county alabama violent winds ripping into homes and tuscaloosa alabama and major damage to homes and cars in this neighborhood nearby. In fact one family describing Creating a human chain of sorts as an f. Two tornado hit meteorologist. Rob marciano from raleigh tonight tonight. The multi day severe weather outbreak marching toward the southeast mid atlantic at least thirty tornadoes reported across seven states including this one in choctaw county alabama on wednesday outside tuscaloosa. Watch as the roof of this building is ripped off then gets caught in power lines the dangerous nighttime tornado threat lasting well into the early morning hours by daybreak major damage but thankfully no deaths or series. Injuries reported as praying the whole time. Good lowered our victor oquendo in chilton county alabama with one family. That's lucky to be alive. My sister that lived here came over there. Pull up to the basement. The horn she got out of the car and the tornado. It was pulling her away. So my oldest son trend when out the door grabbed. Hold her it was pulling both of them away so my youngest son stepped out and grabbed hold of them. It was like a human chain tonight. The national weather service rating that twister and e f two with winds of up to one hundred and thirty miles per hour. Just an awful twenty four hours. Rob what are you watching tonight. Just about to get hit here. In raleigh. david tornado warnings. Just to our north. You can see on the radar as well as the tornado. Watch is just around the south border. All the way up to norfolk. And the hampton roads area couple more hours a dicey stuff at the bigger system gonna take awhile. We've got a cold rain. From saint louis to dayton philadelphia. The boston and that will change over to snow. Overnight as a low drags everything with an offshore with. That won't happen won't clear out until tomorrow afternoon. David all right. Rob marciano or tonight at st rob with the team there. In the meantime. We're gonna turn next this evening to that urgent new plea from the fbi tonight they need the public's help they're releasing disturbing new videos of the capital riot. They need help in identifying ten suspects in some of the most brutal assaults on officers. Here's our chief. Justice correspondent. Pierre thomas now tonight the fbi on the hunt for this man seen viciously beating police with a metal pole then aggressively jabbing officers trying to defend the us capitol fbi is urgently asking for the public's help to identify him and nine others. Who violently attacked police on january six. They say this man is solid dc police officer. Daniel hodges seen here screaming for his life. Unknown suspect ripping off the officers mask. Do you think you might actually die. That absolutely crossed my mind. I thought let's get the end. Fbi agents also looking for this man. They believed using electric cattle prod to attack police. That buzzing sound you. Hear is from votes of electricity tips from family. Friends and co workers have already helped on four track down and charge more than three hundred people in the violent mob of trump's supporters that stormed the capital the fbi still pursuing more than one hundred people in the capital siege. This man seen beating with a piece of wood another spring and orange chemical and this suspect who unleashes a massive amount of fire extinguisher. Gas onto police just incredible images period. You have reported here on the acquaintances. The family members who turned in suspects along the way here in the fbi hoping tonight that this will happen again. Absolutely david the f. b. really needs people to help in some cases the only way to identify these suspects is when a family member friend or coworker comes forward. And it's been happening david. You recall the young man who turned in his dad. Pierre thomas tonight had washington. Thank you peer overseas tonight. Vladimir putin is now responding to president biden after the president told our george stephanopoulos that putin is a killer. Abc senior white house correspondent. Mary bruce tonight on putin's challenged now to the president and the white house response tonight. Russia is firing back bringing home. It's ambassador to the us. After what president biden told george stephanopoulos about vladimir putin killer Do this is how former president trump answers that same question in two thousand seventeen. Putin's killer of killers get a lot of killers while you think our country's so innocent today putin making it clear biden. Statement did not sit well with him. I would say to him be well. I wish him good health. He said i say that without any irony without jokes putin adding that when biden calls him a killer. He's really talking about himself. Swizzle putin saying when we evaluate states other people's we always look as though in a mirror and we always see ourselves. American intelligence agencies have determined putin once again tried to meddle in the twenty election. Biden telling george that will cost him two. What price must pay. The price is going to pay. We'll you'll see shirley today. Putin challenged by into talk things out one on one live. This is available tomorrow or monday. Is this something that you even consider I'll have to get back to you if that is something. We are entertaining. Alright mary bruce secretary of the press secretary of their jen psaki saying she get back to you but obviously the bottom line is extremely unlikely to happen. Dated putin is clearly trying to needle president biden taunting him with this invitation. But it is extremely unlikely. That biden will accept but the white house tonight. Says biden has no regrets about labelling. Putin killer. David right mary bruce. Thank you when we come back here tonight. The fiery collision and amtrak train slamming into a truck one hundred and eleven passengers and crew on board and peleton with a new warning tonight after a deadly accident to enjoy the view. Wherever the day takes you come on. Now have no fear. The view girls are here. The biggest names unafraid to share their views. And hold nothing back. Talk about things on this. Show that people don't talk about and now. Abc's the view is available. As a podcast. With whoopi joy. Sarah sunny meghan and diana. This is going to be good. Enjoyed the view podcast. Listen for free on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast app. Every weekday afternoon none of that fiery collision on tracks in oakland cell phone video showing an amtrak train slamming into a truck the truck bursting into flames there. The driver says the truck stalled on the tracks. He jumped out moments before hundred eleven passengers and crew on board. No one was hurt president. Biden's cabinet taking shape tonight. The senate today confirming heavier bizarre as secretary of health and human services by vote of fifty to forty nine the senate also unanimously confirming william burns director of the cia and vice president harris. Today's ceremony swearing in holland. Hollandaise interior secretary. The first native american to hold a cabinet position vice president harrison history is being made yet again to the index and the consumer warning tonight peleton confirming a young child died in an accident involving one of its treadmills. The company not releasing details. The ceo says they're aware of a handful of incidents involving children urging owners to keep children away from equipment and to remove the safety funding tonight here. The young man applying for a new job and his cover letter his words his determination america strong tonight the cover letter now seen by millions the twenty year old with autism ryan lowery from leesburg virginia applying for work as an animation artist. He's gifted math music and technology. I'm bray guy. But i also have communication as high for me so ryan wrote his cover letter posted it on lincoln. Hi david. i'm mind lowering tonight. Right here ryan reading his letter to us dear future employer. My name is laurie. I realized i someone like you have to take a chance on me. Ryan asking potential employers to take a chance on him and he was android. I don't learn like typical people. Do i would need a mentor to teach me. But i learned quickly. Once you explain it i get it. I promise that if you hire me and teach me you'll be glad you did. We're happy to report that right. Now has multiple job opportunities to consider and right here his promise to them and will do a good job drawing and creating using my imagination and his parents telling us they are extraordinarily proud very proud of him. Everybody every mom was is further. Children grow up and never life and support themselves and be independent loved. What ryan asked for someone. Just take a chance on him. And we can't wait to hear you had to work i'm. Abc's ginger zee inviting you to go inside. The oscars will break down the movies. Everyone's talking about oscar-nominated. Lead actress entered a this type of acknowledgement harrisonville. Validating and i feel grateful aligned. And i'm excited. For just the culture move forward you know inside the oscars a six part podcast from abc audio debuting march twenty-fifth. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcast.
Full Episode: Saturday, June 5, 2021
"Tonight breaking news ferry runs aground in brooklyn with kraus's out again here in new york as covid rules. Ease the vessel taking on water first responders more than one hundred on board the images just coming in dangerous heatwave record high temperatures from the plains to the east a heat emergency in boston after storms blew through the northeast the new flash flood threat for parts of the south tonight. Mid air scare passengers and crew restraining a man allegedly trying to breach the cockpit and shouting stop this plame forcing an emergency landing the surge in unruly behavior on planes nationwide trump's steps out the former president making his first public speech in months after facebook's decision to silence him for two years and the criminal investigation he faces heats up the white house calling. Those ransomware attacks on critical systems are rising national security concern. Many coming from overseas a white house saying president biden is meeting on this saturday with his national security team. Eleven days until his summit with vladimir putin diploma denied the high school senior walking across the stage draped in a mexican flag to honor his heritage punished for violating the graduation dress code. His family outraged the school standing firm. Farewell to aid the emotional goodbye to the six year. Old boy killed at highway shooting his heartbroken. Mother's plea for justice that killer still at large and tonight mystery solved about a letter from world war. Two the note from john to his brother mickey as john was about this ship out overseas how that soldiers family was tracked down and just one week from abc news world headquarters in the world news tonight. Good evening it's great to have you with us on this saturday. I'm wet johnson and we begin tonight with that breaking news as we come on the air rescue operation underway a ferry running aground here in new york on the edge of brooklyn more than one hundred people on board there you see at the. Us coastguard assisting other first responders the ferry taking on water rescuers trying to get passengers to the shore. All of this happening as crowds were back out on the water today to beat the heat and amid easing covid restrictions. Trevor all leads us off from brooklyn with late details just coming in tonight the race to evacuate passengers after a ferry ran aground and started taking on water in brooklyn. Next thing. this this thing everyone sitdown. Everyone sit down first responders with the f. d. n. y. In the coastguard rushing to the scene over moving approximately six billion from formidable that cease streak ferry bottoming out shallow area of the east river near the bushwick. Inland turn could figure out why they would sit down. And the end up going into this This was a little channel the drama unfolding on a crowded sunny day in new york city. Maybe she's only a couple months old panic. Inducing emergency crews now assessing the boat for damage at alarming scene playing out there. Trevor all joins us from brooklyn and trevor. What are you learning about the passengers on board that ferry well with thankfully emergency crews say there are no injuries in just a few moments ago. The coast guard said that everything is under control. As evacuations continue that does seem to indicate that there are still some passengers on this boat as it continued to take on water with good thing. Those rescuers quick to respond trevor. Thank you we move now to the dangerous heat wave sweeping across the country. Millions of americans. Desperate to cool off a record breaking heat sweeping from the dakotas to the east coast boston. Declaring a heat emergency beach is up and down the coast packed. You can see here from this. Earth cam in seaside heights new jersey a different story. Though further south powerful storms bringing flash flooding. This is cliff texas near galveston. So let's get right to. Abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano in lake charles louisiana and rob or seeing this extreme heat early in the season. We for the first week of june with this is certainly dangerous and expansive. He'd take a look at some of these high temperature's today a smattering of nineties across the northeastern third of the country including dc boston ninety two syracuse ninety-one chicago records in minneapolis and fargo. Near one. Hundred there over. One hundred and south dakota and i ninety five. We only get warmer tomorrow in. Dc and philly heat advisory out for philly now in new york will be up and over ninety degrees. We've got these storms across the south of watching that and excessive heat warnings across the southwest so truly widespread heat nearly from coast to coast wit springtime disappearing. Quickly are at rob. Thank you now. Those terrifying moments in the sky a delta airlines jet from los angeles bound for nashville forced to make an emergency landing. A passenger allegedly tried to break into the cockpit screaming stop this plane crew and passengers jumping into binding. The man with zip ties. The faa reporting at least twenty five hundred cases of unruly behavior. Just this year. Here's abc's ellen lopez tonight the terrifying moment. A passenger allegedly tried to make his way into a plane's locked cockpit. The man screaming repeatedly for to stop. The flight attendant was a hero. He really was. He locked the door. Crew members and passengers jumping into action. Taking him down. Sort of off the hog time which why bell. And then another obtained came in and gave us Plastic ties managed to get that round rest but that took a while he was real strong demand shoes removed in order to bind his feet with zip ties before he was carried to the back of the aircraft. The larger picture here comes down to one thing and one thing only on that is absolute positive assured denial of access to the cockpit and flight delta flight with one hundred and sixty two passengers and six crew aboard taking off from lax to nashville. Forced to make an emergency landing in albuquerque. I was kind of whispering tomato. Like hey calm down. We're going to get you. They're just trying to deescalate. Delta airlines saying in a statement the aircraft landed without incidents and the passenger was removed by law enforcement the fbi tonight now involved in the investigation elwin lopez joining us now from atlanta and elwin. This incident is just one of many in recent weeks the faa in part blaming the pandemic. This latest incident is still under. Investigation comes amid a surge in unruly passenger behavior prompting some airlines to continue to limit its alcohol services on board something that started during the pandemic the faa receiving at least twenty five hundred reports of unruly passenger behavior since the beginning of the year. More than seventy five percents of those for fusing to wear masks. What an alarming trend. There elwyn. thank you we move on now to the new warning about covid. Nineteen and teenagers. The cdc saying it's deeply concerned about a rise in hospitalizations among adolescence pleading with parents to get their vaccinated but overall the nation's daily case average plunging to new lows now fourteen thousand cases each day and nearly ninety five percent drop since january and today another sign of america's comeback from the pandemic running of the belmont stakes in new york drawing crowds of eleven thousand tonight former president trump returning to the stage rallying republicans in north carolina of next year's midterm elections. It's his first major speech since february. Here's abc's alex prochet. He's been silenced. On facebook through the twenty twenty two elections but tonight former president trump speaking directly to supporters bringing his midterm message to the stage north carolina where. He's expected to argue that america's survival depends on electing republicans. Do you missed since last. Major public appearance was in february where he continued to push. The light of the election was stolen. Facebook insists the former president's words. Fueled the january six capital attack and banned him from its platforms which include instagram. Until january of twenty twenty three at which point the company will use experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded in a statement. Trump said that decision as an insult to the millions of americans. That voted for him. He's already been banned permanently from twitter and snapchat the social media giant points videos and post like this where trump called the insurrectionist great patriots and to remember this date forever. His former vice president. Mike pence who was threatened during that riot to break with trump. And i don't know if we'll legacy item on that day as the former president is a political comeback. He's facing growing criminal investigations. Abc news learning to jeff mccartney the controller for the trump organization testified before a special grand jury. Impaneled by the manhattan district attorney. That grand jury will decide whether to bring criminal charges against trump his businesses or any of his employees one area of interest in the case where the trump allegedly inflated the values of assets to benefit him and then deflated them for tax breaks sources tell. Abc news that mcconnell is the first employee of the former president's company to testify in its several other officials could go before that special grand jury in the coming weeks now as for the former president. A senior adviser tells abc news that he has to other rallies scheduled this month. Wait alex prochet in washington. Thank you now. The growing cyber threat facing the us the whitehouse calling ransomware attacks a rising national security concern and vladimir putin responding to accusations russia is involved with president biden set to meet with the russian president in just days. Here's abc's julia mcfarland from london tonight. Growing alarm as cybercriminals attack businesses across america president biden meeting with members of his national security team today as the white house. Now cool the threats a growing matter of national security. I certainly think the president views those as a rising national concert security concern. This has russia's leader vladimir putin is now responding to the accusation that russia has been involved saying there hasn't been any militias russian activity. It's plain ridiculous. The cyber ransom attacks crippling several industries in the us this week florida's uf health hospitals serving the largest retirement community in the us shutting down the entire it system after hackers resorting to paper records. Jbs the world's largest meat supply coating meat production and hackers taking down the largest fuel pipeline in the us to leading to power shortages and long gas lines fbi director christopher wray announcing they're investigating hundred different types of ransomware. Many tracing back to hackers in russia ray comparing the scale of the threat on the challenge involved as posed by the nine eleven attack. We cannot give any quarter and no countries should be harboring criminal actors of any type person biden and vladimir putin are set to meet face to face in just eleven days time at a summit in geneva. The white house says president biden will be raising the issue of cybercrime went. Julia mcfarland. our thanks to you tonight now to north carolina and the growing outrage after a high school senior was denied. His diploma for walking across the graduation stage draped in the mexican flag the teen arguing. It was his attempt to his heritage but the school demanding an apology saying he violated dress. Code here's abc's edgy archie. It's a moment every teenager. Remember ask tonight. Lopez will remember his graduation for the wrong reasons. The ceremony at ashbourne high school. In north carolina momentarily pausing lopez seen here with the mexican flag around his back walks up to get his diploma and denied it because of that flag at that moment. We didn't realize any visuals. Come up to him. Tell them hey. Take that off adolfo. Her toddler no his cousin watching as lopez in the principal speak he gets caught up. We see She leans over and pauses the ceremony. And that's what is he starts to reach for his flag lopez given the diploma holder. But told he won't get the diploma because he's violating dress code the school saying and statements. The incident is not about the mexican flag adding they strongly support our students expression of their heritage but go on to highlight the dress code allowing for decoration graduation cap. He says he's not gonna apologize because he doesn't believe that he created the disruption tonight. The school says it's reevaluating dress code policy and his working with lopez and his family so that he'll receive his diploma with i. Thank you now to california and the emotional final goodbye for eight and layoffs. The six year old boy was shot and killed more than two weeks ago on a california freeway. An apparent act of road rage today his memorial and the new efforts to catch his killer. Here's abc's serena shaw tonight. Even as the search for his killer continues those who loved six year old age layoffs laying him to rest and hearing a mother's love to and i love watching you sleep in the morning. As you're the most beautiful. I've ever seen as long as you were next to me. Everything always folk right in the world aiden shot two weeks ago while his mother drove him to school in what police say was a road rage incident or someone in another vehicle fired a gun at the rear of their car. The bullet hit aden seated in a back booster seat police now releasing a photograph of a car. They're looking for that. They say was occupied by female driver and a male passenger today the memories of aden wrapped in demand. I want nothing more than to find justice. It makes me outrage. The precious beautiful soul did not get the opportunity to continue developing into a young man. My precious son had his life ripped away from him for absolutely no reason the took his life in my heart along with it and a sign of the feeling here reward for information now reaching five hundred thousand dollars about half reportedly from local businesses and individuals wanting to help with our hearts go out to that family tonight and serene thank you. There's much more ahead on world news tonight. This saturday teacher and her school under fire students asked to clean cotton for a controversial lesson about slavery. A federal judge has overturned california's thirty two year. Old van on salt weapon saying it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. Governor gavin newsom called the decision a direct threat to public safety and blasted the judges comparison of an ar fifteen rifle to a swiss army knife. A state attorney. General has thirty days to appeal a teacher at washington state middle school under fire for a lesson about slavery and its effects twin sisters. The only black students in the class. The teacher brought in a box of cotton and told them to pick it clean. A school issued a statement saying they take all complaints seriously but there are conflicting reports to this incident and they are investigating. The girl's mother has removed her daughters from the school to the index tonight community in massachusetts mourning the loss of a hero officer manny. Familiar died trying to rescue a fourteen year old boy from drowning his body and the teens pulled from a pond. After the boy disappeared underwater a massive tribute officer familiar body was carried from the hospital to the medical examiner's office. His fellow officers standing by the fda has approved a new weight loss treatment. Some health experts are calling a potential game changer and fighting. The epidemic of obesity semi time and injectable drug is already approved to treat type two diabetes and clinical trials over half of subjects lost nearly fifteen percent of their body weight and over third nearly twenty percent forty two percent of adults in the us from obesity. Gopher jon rahm has been forced to withdraw from the memorial golf tournament in dublin. Ohio after testing positive for covid nineteen rahm got the news is he came off the course at the end of play reacting in grief the twenty six year old from spain had surged ahead in today's third round finishing with a six stroke lead of virginia middle school was named for a confederate army. Soldier has been renamed in honor of nasa mathematician. Catherine johnson johnson was four black women whose work helped the us win the space race. She was played by actress. Raji p. henson in the movie hidden figures members of johnson's family were on hand for renaming ceremony. Finally tonight an update on a story. We brought you last weekend about a letter from world war two lost until now finally home with soldiers family a remarkable discovery in a pennsylvania. Home a mystery letter preserved in plastic dating back to world war. Two as stone fell out of the wall. The dirt came out. And he's seen this plastic sticking out the ladder from one nine hundred forty two. Sarah mickey eileen planned son found the letter while doing work in the basement last month and was determined to track down the authors family. This is really important to us for the people to find who this mickey as if he's still alive so his family can have this. Earth story shared right here on this broadcast last week. And the letter from world war two found in the wall of pennsylvania. Home it's addressed to mickey and sign. Brother john the letter instructing family not to right back because brother. John was shipping out soon after our report. Eileen received dozens of responses but one color stood out he was matching names of the family and airy name he mentioned is in this letter or affiliate w. n. p. scranton helped rush that letter to eighty nine year old joe michaelis. That looks like my brother's handwriting was really really nice to have this in in my hands. My brother john. Joe telling us his late brother's john and mickey both served in world war. Two brother john was stationed in texas and he was a flight engineer. His brother mickey he was wounded twice. Lived in that same neighborhood where seventy nine years later. That priceless letter was found. A piece of history is really amazing. It sure is. Joe plans to give that letter to mickey son his nephew. Thanks so much for watching. I'm with johnson in new york. I'll see you on in the morning. Lindsay davis will be right back here tomorrow night. Have a great night everybody. This is l. g. Greenwich you about my new podcast. Adc audio card. Life out loud. This show is all about preserving the history and honoring the contributions of lgbtq community. each week. i'll talk to some of the most fascinating people paving the way for the more inclusive world these conversations can get heavy but this show is also coming filled with so much joy. And i mean after we are called gay people right so gaby some happiness in there somewhere. Check life out loud with me. L z granderson. Wherever you get your podcast.
Full Episode: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
"Tonight the major door easter hitting at this hour the storm bringing heavy snow ice rain winds gusting up to fifty miles per hour for the foot of snow possible. In some places the store hitting philadelphia up through new york and boston dangerous striving and is already truck crashing head on into an ems vehicle outside pittsburgh fifteen states north carolina to maine under winter. Weather alerts tonight new jersey declaring a state of emergency new york city shutting down cova testing sites hundreds of flights canceled or delayed and now concerns over shipping. The vaccine ginger zee rob marciano standing by law. Also developing as we come on the air tonight the vaccinations well underway in the us and tonight the first report of an allergic reaction. A healthcare worker developing the rash shortness of breath at an elevated heart rate. What they're saying how quickly they noticed and why that healthcare worker wants everyone to know. She is still glad she got it and use tonight on that second. Potential vaccine daredevil and empty panel holding public hearing tomorrow nearly ninety five percent effective at preventing serious cova casings and could also help stop the spread of the virus in some people what the early numbers show. And when could we have emergency approval tonight. The alarming new numbers hospitalizations hitting a record high for the tenth straight day. One american dying every thirty seconds in california the hospital turning its lobby into a covert war in text tonight to beloved teachers holding hands dying of kobe. Japan one minute apart reporting from capitol hill at this hour congress closing in on a new code relief package including a new round of stimulus checks. How much mary bruce. Standing by chilling new details tonight about a nine eleven style terror plot authorities say was foiled the alleged plan to hijack a passenger plane and fly into a building manhunt. Tonight ford escape suspect running from the prisoner van when the driver stopped at mcdonalds gets tonight amazon walmart and others revealing their deadlines to make it in time for christmas will go down the list and america strong tonight thousands of baseball players. Who will finally be recognized as major leagues from abc news world headquarters in new york. This is world news tonight with deep. He'll get great to you with us here at a. wednesday night. There are developments on several fronts. Tonight that first allergic reactions to the vaccine here in the us and news tonight on that second protection potential vaccine coming soon. But we're going to begin tonight with the major nor'easter bearing down right now. Making driving treacherous and of course concerns over delivery of the vaccine. Now a part of this to fifteen states on alert tonight snow and ice wind gusts up to fifty miles an hour up to a foot of snow in new york city and well more than a foot. Further inland pennsylvania and new york up through new england look tonight road conditions deteriorating icy conditions and heavy snow in wilmington delaware crews were on the scene of an accident outside then scrambling to get out of the way as instructed and crash head on into an ems vehicle more than seven hundred. Flights canceled nationwide. And here's the size of the storm tonight hitting now right through the night and into tomorrow in some places up to three inches of snow in our blizzard like conditions were tonight. A state of emergency has been declared a new jersey now commuter trains suspended authorities warning millions just to stay off the roads. Let's get chief meteorologist. Ginger zee with the newest track and timing. She's live just a couple of blocks from abc. Here snow coming down. We can see ginger. Take us through it. David is happening. This is one to two inch per hour snowfall rates. That's where you're going to get to two feet. In some places it is already adding up. You can see the radar there Philadelphia has had heavy snow for hours. You will though by about nine pm starts to see that rain. Snow line and some mix some good in there in new york city long island. It appears we're going to stay right on that snowy side so i do think eight to fourteen inches still possible. Go north and northwest into the poconos. The hudson valley parts of western connecticut and massachusetts. You're going to end up with a foot and a half and in some places up to two feet of snow and as you said the wind gusts up to fifty miles per hour. We're going to see some damage. Potentially two trees and power lines because it's going to be heavy and wet. It'll be out of here by tomorrow night. David but as you point out real power concerns or a ginger zee with us where the snow is already started tonight. Thank you the nor'easter hitting of course at this hour moving quickly. Ginger pointed out. It will blast the northeast right into the morning tonight. The images already coming including that accident a moment ago. I showed you were emergency. Crews were at the scene of an accident outside pittsburgh. That truck came barely at them. Here's meteorologist rob marciano with the warnings to stay off the roads tonight. That monster storm racing across the country. Now causing a white-knuckle ride home for millions in the northeast accidents littering icy highways. This crew on the scene of an accident near pittsburgh lucky to be okay and store shelves stripped bare families braced for a winter's worth of snow. These rates are really impressive. And they're coming into the area a couple of hours heavy equipment being brought in to help low these salt and plow trucks. They've got a fleet of over six hundred trucks in connecticut. And that's just one stick official begging drivers to stay off the roads if you must travel these sure you have an emergency supply kit for your vehicle and then it is up to date in new york city more than a foot expected. Cova testing sites forced to close and outdoor dining shutdown. And as flight cancellations pile up concerns about the ability to ship. Vaccine ahead of this nor'easter up to ten inches of snow in the planes sent tractor trailers sailing down. I eighty near carney nebraska. Watch the red. Cab narrowly missing stranded big rigs and at least one driver was killed on icy roads. Near wichita david snowdon now just starting in hartford with these roadway temperatures that are now below freezing and it will only get colder so of crews. Can't keep the roads clear tonight. It's going to be a mess. Here in the northeast for days. David rob marciano in hartford. Where they're gonna see just moments from now when we'll be watching ginger and raw both tomorrow morning on. Gm rob thank you. Of course there is concern tonight over efforts to get that vaccine out and across the country even as a major storm bears down and this evening the other major news the first report now of a severe allergic reaction in a healthcare worker vaccinated in alaska. She's okay and they noticed it in that fifteen minute window right after when they watch over patients. The worker wants everyone to know tonight that she is still glad that she got that vaccine. Tomorrow we could see major movement on a second vaccine here in the us. Fda advisory panel will review madeira tonight. How effective is that vaccine in preventing severe covid cases and could actually help stop the spread of the virus with the early numbers show and it's promising and of course that allergic reaction today. Stephanie ronald with late reporting tonight two days into the vaccine roll out the first report of a serious adverse reaction a healthcare worker in juneau alaska with no history of allergies suffering an allergic reaction during the fifteen minute observation period after the shot. The woman was hospitalized and given the medication. Epinephrine she was Feeling shorter breath. Her heart rate was elevated and she had a red flushed rash over her face and torso. That patient was weaned off. The medication is now stable and being monitored during the whole time She was she was still enthusiastic that she got the vaccine and the benefits. That would re that. It would give her in the future. Severe allergic reactions to vaccines are rare but can happen. There have been just to reported in the uk. The cdc recommends monitoring patients fifteen to thirty minutes after the shot the few of history of a severe allergic reaction. You should either not take this vaccine or if you do take it. Take it in the context of a place. Where if you do develop an allergic reaction. It could be readily effectively treated and it comes as a second vaccine toward emergency use authorization after. Fda advisors meet tomorrow if maderna's vaccine is authorized by the fda. In the coming days we have allocated nearly five point nine million doses of that product. The moderna vaccine appears to be more than ninety four percent effective and could prevent severe disease. Experts also suggest that that scene may cut transmission. The vaccine seems to reduce that even one shot of the vaccine reduces that by about two-thirds We haven't seen the full data on what happens after two shots. But i'm pretty optimistic that it's gonna end up reducing people's ability to spread the virus as well temporary side effects include fatigue fever and headache and are more common after the second shot and you take a deep breath for me today. The first wave of those files or vaccinations in nursing homes outside the vaccines arriving this facility with the help of the national guard seventy year old cynthia mays the first to get the vaccine there. One thousand one hundred long term care facilities will see their for shots by monday in phoenix. Ninety four year. Old world war two veteran john mohan getting the shot to oj. Good you guys gb alive. So why should i try. We love seeing that today. Stephanie with us now from hackensack hospital in new jersey. Tonight and stephanie. Let's look tomorrow. The fda panel adviser set to meet tomorrow morning. How soon could we get a decision on the moderna vaccine david that panel of advisors will make a recommendation and dr fauci says tomorrow. The fda will hopefully make a decision whether to give emergency authorization to journals vaccine. The company is expected to deliver twenty million doses to the government by the end of the month. So we can have to co vaccines available by. Christmas david stephanie. Thank you news on these. Vaccines comes as america's hospitals are under siege. Tonight another new record this evening. The tenth street day of record hospitalizations in fact more than one hundred twelve thousand patients are in the hospital right now battling this virus hospitals treating parking lots hallways and tonight even the hospital lobby into a covid ward. Here's our chief. National correspondent matt in tonight with ambulances stacked outside emergency departments and patients stacked inside the onslaught on hospitals continues the tenth consecutive record day of patients admitted for covid nineteen over one hundred twelve thousand and one of the hardest hit hospitals in the country providence. Mary's in apple valley california. We have sixty patients right now that have been admitted to the hospital and we are entirely fool upstairs and so they are in a gurney or a chair somewhere in a hallway waiting so they're learning sick patients waiting for a hospital bed at this hospital. Yes not all. The patients have covert nurse. Many hickey says some have waited up to two weeks for bed. Icu three hundred percent capacity when there are too many patients for too few nurses. It means you can't give care. You'd like to correct yes and so we're not at that is happening right now. On every unit of the hospital every available each of the hospital being used to house the sick this used to be the main hospital lobby had nothing to do with the emergency department so basically in the middle of the main lobby of the hospital is a covert award right here. That's correct and there are patients in there right now absolutely. It's filled with the state shattering. It single day record cases with more than fifty three thousand. Nearly one point five million cases last seven days across the country amid the explosion in cases people are still protesting restrictions and kansas dodge city. Mayor joyce warshaw announcing her immediate resignation after getting threats for supporting mask mandate tyson foods now firing seven managers after an investigation into allegations. They had wagered on employees getting covid. Nineteen this is the daily death toll on tuesday again. Top three thousand. That's one person. Every thirty seconds dine ten days ago. Rosemary and paul blackwell admitted to a hospital in grand prairie texas. The two beloved teachers dying together with their hands together so they were holding hands before they started to remove them from the intimidation. My mom gave her her blessing and they died within one of each other. David dr anthony. Fauci is so concerned that people will be spending the holidays with members outside their immediate household that he is using himself as an example saying for the first time in thirty years he will not be spending the christmas holidays with his daughters david or matt cup in california. Matt thank you. Of course we've been reporting here on the millions of unemployed and many in food lines across this country as christmas approaches tonight. News the democrats and republicans are finally nearing deal closing in on a new covid relief. Package at a new round of stimulus checks for how much. here's mary. bruce tonight tonight. On capitol hill. After months of maddening delay a deal to provide relief to millions of americans. Hit hard by this. Pandemic is finally incite phone attack democratic and republican leaders huddled late into the night to hammer out the details. We made major headway toward hammering out a targeted and relief package and not a moment too soon. Thousands of americans are lining up for food. This holiday season fifty million expected to go hungry this year and more than nineteen million. Americans are now collecting unemployment. Ricardo ramirez was laid off from his hotel job in san antonio and fears. He could lose everything his unemployment runs out at. The end of this month is not a game. It's time for them to do something for the community tonight. Help could be on the way the nine hundred billion dollar bipartisan. Compromise includes three hundred dollar weekly federal unemployment benefits and six hundred dollar direct payments to most americans the bill would also extend protections against evictions and provide billions of dollars for small businesses and vaccine distribution but democrats won't get the billions. They wanted in state and local aid and republicans won't get the protections they wanted for businesses hit by pandemic related lawsuits. President elect joe biden. Today stressing this deal is just the beginning down. Payment important down payment on what's going to have to be done began in january and february right so mary bottom line. What are you hearing. When will the deal be done. When will the checks go out. Well david if they can get this bill done in the coming days once the president signs it. It's expected to take two to three weeks. Those first checks to start going out so help may be coming. But it's still likely to take several more weeks before americans start to feel any of this relief. David they're watching and waiting. Mary thank you. There are chilling new details tonight. Authorities say a nine eleven style. Terror plot foiled an alleged plan to hijack a passenger plane and fly into a building. Here's pierre thomas tonight. Hunting echoes of nine eleven. Authorities reveal a chilling new plot to allegedly hijack a commercial airliner and crash it into a us skyscraper according to the fbi colo abby abdulah. A three-year-old kenyon attended flight school for two years in philippines completing tests to get a pilot's license and was in the process of trying to obtain a visa to come to the united states. An indictment alleges abdulah research jihadist propaganda about al qaeda's attacks on nine eleven. How the breach the cockpit door from the outside and information about the tallest building in a major. Us city it just shows enduring terrorist interest in aviation despite everything we have done. Abdullah was arrested in july of two thousand and nineteen. It was allegedly found with a handgun and homemade explosives authorities claim. He's a member of al shabaab. An affiliate of al qaeda responsible for recent attacks across kenya including in a narrow hotel that killed twenty one in an attack on a military base. That left three americans. Dead villa was secretly flown to the us. On tuesday and today's new york pleaded not guilty authorities on declining to save which buildings in which cities were being targeted. David chilling case. Indeed pierre. thank you tonight. President elect joe biden making it official nominating people to judge to be secretary of transportation. Buddha judge the former mayor of south bend. Indiana of course was also in a biden's rivals for the democratic nomination biden calling buddha judge in new voice with new ideas who will help restore america's infrastructure. Buddha judge would be the first openly gay cabinet member. If he's confirmed we are following an urgent manhunt tonight. Underway for a murder. Suspect escaping. And gary indiana leeann taylor running from private prisoner transport van with the driver pulled up to mcdonald's drive-thru authority say the driver says the prisoner climbed out an open window. The sheriff says the video clearly shows an opening the door and running away. Twenty twenty as reshaped. 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Full Episode: Saturday, May 29, 2021
"Tonight the record breaking travel this memorial day weekend as america works to get back to normal over thirty seven million americans on the move with the majority expected to hit the roads despite gas prices hitting a seven year high and airplanes pat but tsa expecting a screen. Six million passengers at airports across the country numbers not seen since before the pandemic but many travelers will be impacted by a holiday weekend. Washout millions across the northeast hit with rounds of heavy rain and near record cold at more wet weather on the way. Rob marciano is standing by america's covid comeback the new images tonight of busy beaches and crowded clubs with many eager to gather with friends and loved ones more than fifty percent of american adults now fully vaccinated as average daily cases dropped seventy percent and just six weeks and the new guidance on summer camps as we marked the unofficial start of summer. The grizzly bear warning after a hiker was mauled inside yellowstone national park. The attack just weeks after a bear was caught on camera charging at a woman officials urging caution there plead to park goers tonight free. It lasts the mother back with her son. App reserved nearly thirty years of a life sentence for murder. He says he did not commit and the famous rapper who helped him plead his case and as we pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice the lost letter from world war. Two the note pen by a soldier overseas in one thousand nine hundred forty two justice covered in the wall of a home a search tonight for the author. Abc news world headquarters in new world news. Tonight good evening. It's great to have you with us on this saturday. I'm where jets. We begin tonight on this holiday weekend with america's heading into summer and the comeback from the pandemic more than thirty seven million people expected to travel the tsa reporting nearly two million people moving through security checkpoints. Just on friday alone breaking the single day record since the pandemic hit airports and airplanes packed delta saying it's aircraft or eighty to ninety percent full long lines check in counters but most travelers hitting the road despite the rising prices of gas the average. Now three dollars a gallon. Here in the northeast. Some refund on hold though beaches deserted. Thanks to heavy rain and temperatures more like saint patrick's day than memorial day rob marciano with that weekend. Washout coming up first. Abc's ellen lopez starts us off from atlanta. Did this memorial day weekend already. Seeing record travel with americans taking to the skies and roads in numbers not seen since the pandemic hit. I remember last year was like empty now. All seats with more than fifty percents of adults in the us fully vaccinated the unofficial start to somewhere in full swing across the us. More than thirty seven million people on the move up sixty percent from last year safe. I mean if you look at people. Everybody's wearing masks on friday alone. Tsa checkpoints screening nearly two million people breaking the single day record for travelers in more than a year. Airlines are bracing for the search delta expecting its flights to be eighty to ninety percent full but the rise in in-flight unruly behavior like this one prompting southwest airlines to postpone serving alcohol saying fill. This is the right decision in the interest of the safety and comfort of all customers and crew on board. But i think people have been frustrated by not traveling now. They're coming in. They feel entitled and people are rude today. American airlines also extending its main cabin policies suspending alcohol sales meanwhile the nation's roadways bustling family to be a really fun time more than thirty four million. Travelers are expected to hit the roads this weekend. Despite gas prices soaring to an average of three dollars a gallon but for parts of the northeast and businesses anticipating large beach crowds. That kick off to summer met with wet windy weather. It is absolutely disappointing. Jones beach state park in new york. Mt frustrated about that l. Lopez joins us now from atlanta and elwin. You spoke with transportation experts today. Who say we'll see more of these travel trends as we get deeper into summer with an impact on gas prices. Yeah that's right where the experts told me that they believe if people across the country sick to travel within the us do to covert related restrictions overseas that we could see record demands of gas this summer with parts of will be watching allen. Thank you here. In the northeast millions in the path of that rain and near record cold. Let's get right to abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano rob time this out for us. We'll continue more misery. As far as the cold and wet weather here in the northeast is concerned. Fifty two degrees was high temperature in bridgeport. Just up the coast. That's a record will probably see more records fall the moral sorry the radar to gonna fill in again unfortunately coastal low with. Take shape along. this front. Heavy rain will develop along. The i ninety five quarter during the day tomorrow gusty winds and temperatures barely getting above the fifty degree mark. It'll dry out. Some for the northeast on memorial day is nice weather for the southeast showers and storms in the midwest and a heatwave building across parts of the west whit what the wait a few more days here rob thank you. Most of the country seems to be at a turning point in the pandemic more images like these here from a crowded bar in houston many people eager to enjoy the easing of restrictions. Vaccinations driving the progress. The nation now averaging fewer than twenty one thousand cases per day. That's down nearly seventy percent in just the last six weeks but as the nation looks forward. Investigators are also looking back exploring the origins of this pandemic. Here's abc's janai norman. In new york tonight with more than fifty percent of american adults fully vaccinated and the holiday weekend underway. Life is getting back to normal from crowded clubs in minnesota too busy beaches in san diego on. I i came here and especially. They can december january where everything was super close on. It's really great to just see like places opening and like more people here and packed streets in miami. It feels good. You feel that unity of everybody finally being able to come outside without having to worry you know as much about the nation's daily cova case average plunging nearly seventy percent in the last six weeks with the country hoping to move beyond the virus. We're learning more about what prompted president biden to direct his intelligence community to dig deeper into the origins of covid. Abc news learning that. After assessing the depth of intelligence already collected it became clear to biden and his top officials that there was more to be done the key to beating the virus vaccines and it's younger americans. Now helping drive the vaccination rates across the country sooner we get her immunity the quicker this whole pandemic in the lockdowns. It'll be over and now promising news for the youngest americans. The cdc saying kids even those unvaccinated can go without masks went outdoors with a receptionist. And that's summer camps can do away with masks and distancing if everyone it's fully vaccinated in alabama space camp opening up a kinda came as a surprise if i'm being honest because like i had submitted the application a year and a half ago they're welcoming kids from forty eight states to hear the sounds of voices and laughter. It's just it's heartwarming. Seventy kids looking forward to the summertime today. Norman back with us here in new york city geneva. We've been talking about the reopenings and just as the summer blockbuster season is heating up your learning. Several movie theater chains are making major changes to mask. Mandates justice people are heading back to theaters. Amc cinemark and regal cinemas old dropping mask mandate for movie goers fully vaccinated for those who aren't vaccinated. You'll still need to wear a mask with norman for us. Thank you now to the growing. Cyber threats and warnings from the us government as. We're learning the latest phishing. Attack targeting american agencies may have been worse than i thought. Dhs warning four and adversaries or looking for cyber vulnerabilities abc white house correspondent maryalice parks with the new developments. Tonight tonight new details about the scope of the latest cyber attack on us government agencies and partners the fbi and the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency saying hacker sent malicious phishing. Emails like this one posing as the us international aid agency to seven thousand accounts across nearly three hundred fifty government organizations and nonprofits twice. The number originally thought to evan targeted. If users clicked on the link hackers could gain access to the computers network and sensitive data though the us has not directly blamed russia for the attack. Microsoft says it was orchestrated by the same russian hacking group behind solar winds the math cyber attack on government agencies last year raising the stakes before president. Biden's face to face meeting with russian president vladimir putin in just three weeks russia does not yet seem to be deterred from launching a whole slew of different operations against the united states. The us government now alerting the public about enhanced an ongoing cyberthreats abc news learning earlier. This month dhs issued a notice warning foreign adversaries will likely continue exploiting vulnerabilities in infrastructure systems. Maryalice parks joining us from the white house. Maryalice do want to turn though to president biden and his massive six trillion dollar budget proposal. The plan calls for the expansion of universal. Pre-k paid family leave and other programs but a lot of questions and criticism about how he plans to pay for it with. The president says these are needed investments. That are long overdue. But they would increase government spending in a way we haven't seen in a generation. This budget is a statement of the president's values and goals. He's arguing that it is worth taking on more debt right now to pay for it all. But he's also advocating for raising taxes on corporations and the nation's highest income earners to offset the cost and remember congress holds the purse strings and gets the final say in government. Spending went debate just getting started maryalice. Thank you also tonight. The white house is announcing action against belarus reimposing economic sanctions and working with european allies to punish the regime opposition journalists roman. He and his girlfriend remain and belarussian custody. Passenger jet forced to land on sunday. The us warning americans against traveling to that country we turn to yellowstone national park and another grizzly bear attack a hiker recovering now after encountering what he thinks. We're to grizzly bears officials now urging caution reminding visitors to keep their distance. Here's abc's doreen shaw. Tonight hikers at yellowstone national park on high alert after a man was mold by grizzly bear authorities. Say the thirty nine year. Old victim suffered serious injuries but was able to hike out of the beaver ponds trail alone. There have been several terrifying encounters in the past few weeks of friend capturing a bear charging towards a woman than suddenly turning around hark officials denied trying to track the woman down to speak to her and just last month a bear attacked and killed a backcountry fishing guide right outside the park biologist. Berry gilbert is one of the most prominent survivors of a yellowstone bear attack. He lost his eye from it for decades ago. Charged that me lowdown growing terribly and she caught me and basically turn faceoff wildlife experts. This advice. what able to stay safe. The number one thing is don't hike alone have bear spray with you. Know how to use it. Make lots of noise and be aware of your surroundings. there are about a dozen bear attacks. In north america every year about one yellowstone national park. The victim often person hiking alone with important reminders. During thank you. Now to a story of justice delayed but not denied eric riddick. And his family. Now speaking out riddick spent nearly three decades behind bars in pennsylvania for murder. He says he did not commit tonight. He's out of prison but the fight to clear his name is not over. Here's abc's zachary quiche. He served nearly thirty years of a life sentence for a crime. He insists he didn't commit. But tonight eric riddick is free. Twenty-two riddick was convicted of first degree murder. Verdict based largely on a single eyewitness testified. He saw riddick shoot and kill a man. I'm not guilty of this crime. One hundred percent just me. Not listening to my mother and my family might meet. This made me subject to put myself in situations that allow me to be falsely accused years later. The witness recanting that story saying he was coerced by philadelphia. Police but under pennsylvania statute riddick's window for appeal had expired. Had trial riddick's attorney claim. Prosecutors withheld exculpatory ballistic evidence. If that evidence was disclosed strong case could have been made rate than in their absence. They had the wrong guy absolutely any competent Would have used that information. Especially given the allegations riddick's freedom may still have remained. Elusive had grammy nominated artists. Meek mill not called attention to the case. The two men serve time in the same prison. I fought all these years to rectify my wrongful conviction. Today is testimony. That just as definitely as easy. Riddick didn't want to wait any longer for the governor to grant him a full pardon so this week and then they go she added settlement. He agreed to the lesser charge of third degree murder and was released on time. Served wit all. Right zachary powerful interview. Thank you this weekend marks. The one hundredth anniversary of the tulsa race massacre when white mobs killed as many as three hundred people of color hundreds more were heard thirty. Five city blocks virtually all of what was known as black wall street back then destroyed many events taking place over the next few days remembering the lives lost. There is much more ahead on world news tonight this saturday. Soaring summer airfare as more americans travel flight prices back on the rise tips on how to save next and the amusement park scare this holiday weekend. After roller coaster stopped mid ride. Staying informed has never been more important. Information is coming faster than ever so. How do you make sensible start here. Hey i'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app next airfare moving back to pre pandemic heights as more americans look to travel seats or limited on those domestic flights and demand is driving up the cost. Here's abc's travolta. Tonight as americans returned to the skies in big numbers a heads up about many domestic airfares going higher from here. There's going to be some expensive flights coming out of the pandemic. Absolutely many americans reluctant to travel overseas are chasing fewer seats on certain popular domestic routes. That may cost you double what it would cost to go to europe to go to places like or even miami overall the media round trip domestic fair now. Three hundred fifty seven dollars twelve percent higher than in the first three months of the year. Something else to note your frequent flyer. Miles may soon lose. Value airlines may end up choosing to devalue those points a little bit in order to make up some of the revenue that they've lost in the past year the best advice for people holding miles. Use them win can and not. Just hold onto them. Experts also say pricing as volatile and bargains. Will pop up. If you see one move on it. Today's cheap flight might actually be gone by tomorrow. Another tip do wait if you can until mid august to take your vacation. That's when better deals typically start showing up some good news. The policy airlines adopted last year. No fees for changing or canceling tickets except on the most basic affairs remains in place. Where we do appreciate that silver lining deirdre thank you to the index and the deadly plane. Crash outside of nashville. The small jet was seven. People on board crashing into a lake shortly after takeoff at least one person killed the faa ntsb now investigating a massive fire breaking out on a ferry with nearly two hundred people on board including children flames breaking out on the ship and eastern indonesia. The passengers and crew forced to jump into choppy waters. Local fishing boats helped authorities pull everyone to safety. Nearly twenty people were rescued from roller coaster in texas the poltergeists coaster as it's called stopping ride at a six flags in san antonio today they guess were in an upright position and given water crews harnessed each passenger and walk them down to safety and a passing to note. Actor gavin. macleod. Has died known for his starring roles in love boat and the mary tyler moore show he was a fixture on tv for decades is nephew confirming his death. Abc news no word on the caused. Mccloud was ninety years old and the letter from world. War two founded the wall of pennsylvania. Home a family and shannon doa finding the letter from december nineteen forty two preserved in plastic behind a stone. It's addressed to mickey and signed brother. John who appears to be a soldier writing to his family for the holidays it tells them not to write back because he shipping out the homeowners. Now hoping to track down someone connected to the author. Finally tonight america strong. The toddler joining an elite group. Cash quest from los angeles is one remarkable toddler. Just two years old. She is the youngest american member of mensa. The world's oldest and largest high q. Society kenya should only twenty four areas. And it's easy to see why rattling off the periodic table of elements young identify each of the fifty states by shape before her second birthday. She was recognizing words by sight. Funny with this then reading full sentences that also solving logic puzzles even explaining science concepts while cooking breakfast happens to steam does cashews. Parents sue endeavour. Say they i noticed. Their daughter was advanced for her age and her eighteen month checkup. We were like an hour an hour and a child psychologist confirming her. Iq was an impressive one hundred and forty six the average for most americans just under one hundred for little cash. The future is bright but for now. She's just focused on being a kid out. And we wanna keep the use of be can and that's smile just lights up the room. Thanks for watching. C. news honored winner for the second straight year with the edward r murrow award for overall excellence in television. Abc's america's number one news source.
Full Episode: Friday, October 9, 2020
"Tonight Breaking News as we come on the Air Hurricane, Delta, slamming into the US tonight winds up to one hundred miles per hour heavy rain, and dangerous flooding expected odd alert tonight from Louisiana Texas of a storm surge up to eleven feet thousands of families evacuating traffic backed up to our trip taking ten hours. Ginger Zee Rob. Marciano both live from the storm zone for us with the new trap tonight where and when this hits going into the evening also breaking developments tonight and that alleged plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan the images. Now, emerging tonight confirming some of those thirteen suspects were among the armed demonstrators storming the state capital in April angry over the governor's restrictions authorities on what who they're searching for now at Michigan Sheriff Tonight, some say his words appearing to defend the suspects, the Air Thomas Standing by for US president trump still fighting the virus. Now, planning to hold his first in-person event at the White House tomorrow. Little word from his doctor on his condition saying today on the radio he feels great. But doctors have not confirmed whether or not he still on that powerful steroid, which could help mask symptoms alarming news on the corona virus here in the US the warning in the northeast early signs and concern over a second wave and tonight the CDC. Now Predicting Up to twenty thousand more deaths by election day a former police officer. Now charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black band prosecutors say he fired six to eight seconds after arriving on the scene Sue Kobe setback for the NFL tonight the team now sending players coaches home and remembering an all-time major-league. Great. From ABC News World Headquarters Anymore. This is world news tonight. With. Didi. Evening it's great to have you with us as we near the end of another week, but it is not going to be an easy night ahead for much of the Gulf coast as we come on the air tonight, the major hurricane bearing down now on the US making landfall evening Hurricane Delta winds up to one hundred miles per hour. This is the tenth named storm to hit the US this season alone that's an all time record, the fourth slamming Louisiana this year they are very worried about A. Dangerous storm surge in the coming hours, and ahead of this storm, be urgent rush to safer ground causing traffic jams on the roads out of Lake Charles, the route to Houston two and a half hours or so taking at least ten hours for some the Lake Charles Hospital evacuating its smallest patients from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the hurricanes, outer bands late today already threatening the blue tarps that cover homes already damaged weeks ago by Hurricane Laura fierce winds and giant waves as hurricane moves in flooding already tonight. An anxious night ahead for millions Ginger Zee Rob Marciano both live from Louisiana tonight. We're going to begin with rob in Lake. Charles where rob you told us last night. So many homes with roofs torn up already and families hoping the second blow doesn't do them incompletely. So tough David it's hard to believe that it's happening again, another hurricane hitting the US a second one here in Lake Charles those big trucks you see behind me recovery and utility vehicles that have been working here for weeks try to put this town back together and now Hurricane Delta's I is coming ashore and southwest Louisiana is getting slammed again. Tonight Hurricane Delta is making a record-breaking landfall in southwest Louisiana. Pounding waves and howling winds. Up to eleven feet of storm surge in spots, this is a big storm. We've got winds of one hundred, fifteen miles per hour. Oh, Lake Charles took a direct hit from category four Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago. One of the most powerful storms to ever hit the US. Any home still covered in blue tarps as families rebuild. debry still piled up in neighborhoods. Are Picking up now here in Lake. Charles. With these debris piles all over the city bill with razor sharp aluminum ward with rusty nails that with that I will come through. All be airborne at this time. everyone in the storm's path really needs to be focused on sheltering in place. Thousands of Charles Families clogging evacuation routes ahead of Delta, a two and a half hour trip to Houston reportedly taking ten hours. Life floor this little evacuating babies from their intensive care unit doctors and nurses praying for their safe return. Our April. Coast over one hundred shelter dogs airlifted out of the storm zone. Delta's affects felt from Louisiana all the way to Texas time. Hurricane's landfall making history of the tenth named storm to hit the US in a single season. Alright. So let's get right back to rob because I know you're getting hammered. This is really worsened and quickly in just the last hour. Yeah, we're getting about to get the wall. It's full force David. The last two hurricanes big that came through here they came in the middle of the night, which is always scarier. This one coming mostly during the day but the sheriff saying today, not necessarily good. His guys have to wait until the winced I doubt that won't happen till midnight. So first responders allowed to go out more dangerous conditions to anyone that may need their help. That'd be a long night David is GonNa be a long night ahead rob stay safe with the crew. The debris is the real concern because of that last hurricane just weeks ago. Let's get right to Ginger Zee and Lafayette Louisiana she's got the new track and the timing she's also getting the heavy rain bands right now ginger what are we expecting as we head into the night? We are on North North East, side of the eye wall a very, and all of the storm that will make landfall at any moment. I WANNA take right to the maps there. You can see them in the wind gusts and then close to fifty here I think now even more but even in Lake Charles. Dr Closing in on seventy. I. Think we'll end up with some of the close to eighty but as this make landfall keep polling apart but it will keep pushing water regarding seen up to seven feet of storm surge that storm surge in the seven to eleven foot range the million then is going to be devastating what end up seeing the storms continue to move north. Hurricane Force gusts up to even Alexandria. Timeless. Overnight. Fast Zimmer things moving at fourteen mile. Kicked APPs for the net looking Greenville. Warning, way into Mississippi feeling some of those topical storm-force winds even when Goss now five to ten inches of rain on top of the three or four party is not going to be about the rain. And obviously the win that we're just getting into David speaking about all those families tonight in our incredible weather team Ginger Zee and Rob Marciano. Thanks to you. Both ended the teams on the ground with you. We're GONNA move on tonight to the other news this Friday evening new developments in that alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen whitmer before the election foiled by the FBI and state authorities thirteen suspects now under arrest seven of them. Alleged members of an anti extremist, I should say an extremist, Melissa Group all charged in the alleged domestic terror plot, two of them brothers scene at the far left and the right here took part in an armed protest against the governor's covert restrictions in April. So tonight here what and who authorities say they're now looking for and the Michigan Sheriff who some say is words appeared to defend the suspects. Here's ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight. Tonight photos confirming that some of the men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were present when demonstrators some of them heavily armed storm. The State House in April sources tell ABC News Suspects Michael and William. No were among those admissions capital that day armed and apparently angry at two states lockdown due to the pandemic authorities claimed the two men served as lookouts while other militia members took photos and video of the governor's vacation home with the goal to attack before Election Day time was of the essence in terms of moving Oregon. From Law Enforcement Perspective and my worried about other events. Absolutely I am ABC News learned authorities are going through documents computers, an any smartphones they can get access to an urgent effort to determine if there other co conspirators in wiretapped obtained by the FBI after infiltrated the group one member allegedly says Governor Whitman quote has no checks and balances at all. She has uncontrolled power at the time of the April demonstration the president signed with those angry that Whitman's restrictions went too. Far tweeting liberate Michigan just one day prior her he unveiled the White House's toughest guidelines for reopening America but saying the governor's would call the shots they all want to open nobody wants to say, but they wanNA open safely do I president trump also calling the governor that woman today she fired back tweets he posted last night still criticizing her you know a decent human being would pick up the phone and say are you OK since he first called me that woman from Michigan? We saw an increase and hateful language in Social Media Vice. President Biden also pushing back. Has To realize the word he utters matter. So. Let's bring bringing Pierre. Thomas with us live again, tonight NPR amid all of this we also had news today that a sheriff in Michigan who spoke one of those rallies in protest of the lockdown months ago has now made some new comments that some said appeared to defend suspects. That sheriff attended one of the rallies challenging the governor's lockdown. I watched the video and while he doesn't condone violence, he does suggest that perhaps the men were planning to arrest the governor that sure of clearly is not on the same page with the FBI which claims this was a real plot to kidnap the governor not some attempt to make a citizen's arrest. David. Pierre Thomas with us again tonight. Thank you Pierre and out of the race for the White House twenty five days until election day more than five million Americans have voted already the president still fighting the virus. He revealed that he will now hold his first in event at White, house tomorrow little word tonight from his doctor on his condition. Here's Mary Bruce just. One week after he was hospitalized and with questions swirling about whether he could still be contagious president trump tonight is planning to resume in person events. I feel better now than I did two weeks ago it's crazy and are recovered immediately almost immediately though the president insists he's no longer taking medication doctors tonight have answered questions about his condition and that powerful steroid. Symptoms of virus the president back in the West Wing. Today at first said, he would travel to Florida Saturday for a rally but now planning to speak to supporters from the balcony on the South Lawn of the White House. It was just today Dr Anthony Fauci labelled one of trump's last big white house events a super spreader we had a super spreader. Events in the White House and it was in a situation. Where people were crowded together and we're not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves at least thirty, four people in the white. House orbit have now tested positive trump spent two hours on the radio today with rush limbaugh acknowledging last week he was not in great shape. I might not have recovered at all from Gobert but now he insists he's cured thanks to the experimental antibody treatment. Trump received a treatment only given to about ten people outside of clinical trials I can tell you it secure. And I'm talking to you today because of it and you know 'cause I think I could have been a bed I could have been a victim. Pushing back saying one case does not mean the antibody treatment is a miracle. I think it's a reasonably good chance that the antibody that he received the regenerate anybody made a significant difference in a positive way and his course when you have only one, you can't make the determination that that secure trump's doctor saying in a statement to the president is devoid of any indications to suggest progression. Of illness adding I fully anticipate the president's safe return to public engagements. But in reality we know very little about his true medical condition. His doctor hasn't taken questions since Monday in the white. House is refusing to say when trump last tested negative, which would help the American people know where the president is in the course of the virus in an interview overnight trump heard clearing his throat. Because absentee ballots. Today with limbaugh no coughing. And his opponent Joe Biden tonight criticizing the president's behavior. So soon after his diagnosis reckless personal conduct since his diagnosis. Relies effect to seven and our government is unconscionable. He didn't take the necessary precautions to protect himself or others. And, the longer donald trump is president the more reckless he gets. All right, it's been quite a week in this campaign. Let's get right to Mary Bruce with US live tonight. Mary know millions of Americans are still waiting to learn if they're gonNA get any more help amid the stimulus debate. So president said earlier this week no deal until after the election until he wins, he said, then he said he was open negotiations bottom line tonight where does this stand? David there has been major whiplash from the president on this earlier in the week he did say there would be no deal until after the election but then today he changed his tune saying he wanted both sides to go big the reality here there is no compromise in sight today even Republican, leader Mitch McConnell said, it is very unlikely that there will be a deal before the election meaning millions of. Americans hoping for relief from Washington are going to have to wait even the have been waiting and waiting, and now the wait longer. Mary. In the meantime next week the big presidential debate now, officially called off tonight we reported on this last night we know that Joe Biden will be right here instead answering questions from voters and our ABC News townhall. So anyway, tonight, Mary and with the president has planned instead. Well David. We actually just learned that the president will also be doing a separate town hall instead on Thursday night and sources. Tell US trump plans to do an in person event every single day next week David or busy week ahead, Mary Bruce and again that town hall here on ABC as well. Mary you'll be right here with us all. Thank you. The news continues now in fears of a second wave on the virus growing tonight. New, concern in the northeast and of course, across this country as the CDC forecasts up to twenty thousand more Americans die by election day and tonight this number more than two hundred, thirteen thousand lives have been lost eleven states. Now seeing record hospitalizations including Montana nine lives lost in a deadly outbreak at a California nursing home and there's new guidance coming in from the CDC now saying people who are overweight may be at risk. Here's Johnson. Tonight an urgent warning about the resurgence of Corona virus in the northeast with colder weather moving in. Dr Deborah burks of the White House. Corona. Virus Task Force saying there are troubling signs. You can see the virus moving up the country that community spread is now occurring with small gatherings day after day and households and families and friends. The CDC now predicting up to twenty thousand more Cova deaths by election day today officials cracking down on hot spots around New, York City closing schools in non essential businesses threatening finds. Arrests, for those who don't comply in New Jersey hospitalizations are on the rise. If we are anticipating a second wave, this wave has a potential to become a surge nationwide more than fifty six thousand new infections on Thursday nearly two month high eleven states hitting record hospitalizations this week including Montana this hospital in billings, considering doubling up rooms in the ICU to take in more patients. Hitting our search rate. Now, every day is a challenge, a deadly new outbreak Ed California nursing home at least nine residents killed by Kovic in Watsonville dozens more infected are very last resort is. Of the syllabi, actually sending these patients elsewhere. But in Wisconsin a remarkable recovery sixty year old lupita solace now back home after battling cove it for one, hundred, seventy, seven days in the hospital. Situation when you can't breathe like being reborn. And tonight the CDC is now expanding is warning on risk factors saying it's not just obesity but simply being overweight could put you at a higher risk of severe illness Cova nineteen more than seventy percent of adults in the US are either overweight or obese David. Johnson on this again tonight with thank you and overseas tonight on this the World Health Organization now reporting a record three hundred, thirty, eight, thousand Cova cases in a single day and Europe now topping one hundred, thousand daily cases that's for the first time. Russia Spain France. The UK, each reporting at least ten thousand new cases each of the last three days. Britain hit especially hard tougher restrictions imposed in parts of northern England Wales and Scotland and the UK's Health Minister Tonight warning this quote perilous moment. Next tonight in Philadelphia, a former police officer has now been charged with murdering an unarmed black man Dennis Plowden was shot and killed following a police chase in two thousand, seventeen officer. Eric Rook Junior has been indicted by grand jury accused of shooting Plowden in the head while Plowden was sitting on the sidewalk one hand on the ground the other raised in the air rook opening fire within six to eight seconds of arriving on the scene hall of Fame Pitcher Ford has died he spent his sixteen year career with the Yankees winning six world series titles. He was ninety one finally, the frontline worker in three different roles, our person of the week. Janus Andreotti's was a janitor for five years at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts on the front lines and determined to stay there. But in a different role studying for ten years to become a nurse practitioner and she did it two weeks ago hired at that same hospital she now works in. Trauma. Surgery. Janus. Posting this image of her work badges writing ten years of work. was worth it. That's our custodian badge on the left five years later, putting herself through nursing school her registered nurse Badge in the middle five years after that her durst practitioner trauma surgery. Badge. Of the right. Hi David at Janus telling us she wears all of those badges. Proudly, I learned as a custodian got every part of the hospital and every person who works in the hospital is important at her message tonight to others across this country. In this moment, I hope that my story can inspire people who feel discouraged by their pastor where they come from I, just want to let them know if I do it. Anyone can thank you Janice and all of our frontline workers.
Full Episode: Saturday, June 19, 2021
"Tonight tropical storm claudette slams. The gulf coast the storm drenching southeast rain falling as fast as two inches per hour. It's working dangerous flash. Flooding tornadoes reported in three states. One touching down near alabama's border with florida damaging dozens of homes the storm weakening as it moves inland extreme weather impacts much of the country including record heat and fire danger continuing out west. Rob marciano is standing by manhunt for an accused killer. Authorities believe he's behind a violent crime. Spree in oregon. That left at least three people dead police. Blocking off major roadways in the area and warning tonight he is armed and dangerous but delta variant now confirmed in forty six states and the growing concern. It will continue to spread as vaccination rates slowdown across the country. Bus crash horror at least three dead after a head on collision between an suv and a transit bus with more than thirty people on board at least one victim airlifted to the hospital. The deputy under investigation tonight after video appears to show him kicking a suspect in the head what authorities say lead up to the violent arrest decision day in iran the hardliner and close ally of the toa elected as the country's next president with the crucial vote could mean for the us martha raddatz on the ground. And take ron celebrating. Freedom as the country marks the first june team as a national holiday. The marches and events held today across the country including ninety four year. Old activists doing her annual two and a half mile. Walk and dancing with dan on the eve of father's the one father who would not let anything stop him from his daughter on her wedding day from. Abc news world headquarters in good evening. Thanks for joining us on this saturday. On wet johnson. We begin tonight with much of the country in the grips of extreme weather. Millions of people on the gulf coast feeling the impact of tropical storm claudette. Battering the region after making landfall multiple reported tornadoes in its wake you see here a twister tearing through this alabama neighborhood leaving a path of destruction claudette dumping a massive amount of rain as well up to ten inches on slidell louisiana mississippi surrounded by water in the west a brutal heatwave is making drought conditions. Even worse already sparking. Fires like this one. And southwestern utah meteorologist rob marciano taking us through all of it tonight just a moment but we start back in the gulf or claudette has moved inland weakening to a tropical depression. Abc's ellen lopez leads us off damaging winds and heavy rain spreading inland rain falling s fastest two inches pool our dangerous flooding along the gulf coast waters surrounding homes in hancock county mississippi more than ten inches of rain about twenty people rescued by was the metro. I was standing beside material so the water came up to here. Mile including tyrannus lender and his family forced to abandon their flooded home before dawn seeking shelter in his truck bed until help could arrive. Lost everything in mud bay close nine. You're just grateful to be alive. I'm grateful to be alive and east of here in alabama need to be the most interior part of your household away from windows if you're on your first story. A tornado. tearing through escambia county alabama damaging or destroying at least fifty homes including. Donna knows storm. Seventy six years old lived longtime never seen anything like this one. That was pretty bad. She her granddaughter and five pets all making it out safely at. What here in the southernmost county of mississippi low lying streets like this one is still flooded officials. Tell me they are working around the clock to help people here. We can see your shot. They still have a lot of work to do. Elwin thank you you and the team. Stay safe out there. So let's bring in an abc senior meteorologist. Rob marciano rob. We know claudette is weakening. But where is the system heading right. Now well wait. It's really spreading out. It's already into the carolinas. The center of it's over the mississippi alabama bore you see here on the radar scope. We still have flood watches out tornado. Watch until at least eight o'clock tonight. We see the. That's been a hallmark of this with damaging storms in alabama As tracks to the east and to the carolinas actually will strengthen by sunday night into monday morning across north carolina. We're also watching the severe weather threat. We've had tornados touched down in some spots that will continue to be the case overnight tonight in through tomorrow into parts of the ohio river valley so two things. We're watching here wit and rob. We also want to ask you about the oppressive heat out. West in the worsening droughts broken wildfires in several states. What are you tracking on that tonight. just just doesn't want to end although we will see some cooling this week today and tomorrow continues to be excessive heat warnings. Continue to be up across california in several states and those red flag warnings with a dangerous fire conditions. that's going to hamper firefighting efforts for sure which we know you'll be on top of thank you. We turn now to oregon where authorities are desperately searching for a killer accused of going on a rampage. Police in the north bend area. Say the man may be responsible for the deaths of at least three people at different locations. Tonight they're calling him armed and dangerous. Here's abc's arraign. shaw tonight. An urgent manhunt underway in oregon. For a man authorities believe is behind h triple killing spree officials releasing these images saying the suspect is armed and dangerous. Police believe the rampage started when the man allegedly ran over a couple with the white dodge pickup truck at an rv campground in north bend. Friday morning seventy four year. Old anthony oyster killed his seventy-three-year-old wife linda in critical condition. Police finding another man dead in his trailer minutes later authorities responding to a shooting at a marijuana dispensary where police found forty several jennifer davidson dead tonight officers frantically trying to identify the suspect and the motive police blocking off roads in the hunt for the killer eventually. Finding the pickup on a nearby highway crashed and set on fire. Officers say the suspect purchasing more ammo before vanishing witness that indicates that the person that was driving this pickup truck got outta the truck appeared to be armed with a handgun and then disappeared ran into the woods. Nearby arranged is joining us. Now and serena authorities desperately trying to track the suspect down tonight. You're learning more about the investigation. That's right with police. Warning anyone who sees the suspect to stay far away and call nine one one immediately. They also don't get any connection to the victims before this attack with dreams. Thank you now. To the pandemic and the push to vaccinate young people as cases surge of the dangerous delta variant officials say they are seeing more severe cases and places where vaccination rates are low that variant which was first detected in india has now been tracked in most of the country. Here's abc's trevor alt- tonight the delta variant now detected in at least forty six states and expected to accelerate we know that the delta variant is even more transmissible than uk variant and. I anticipate that will be the predominant variant in the months ahead and it's already sinking teeth into under vaccinated areas like southwest missouri. Where cox health says. The delta variant now makes up ninety percent of their new cases patients. Are they're younger and they're sicker. They're coming in later. The disease process so we often have less therapies that are available for them with the vaccination rates slowing in the country. No longer on pace to meet. President biden's goal of seventy percent of adults with at least one shot by july fourth. Health officials are now trying to meet people where they are in ohio. This pop up clinic at an akron. Transit station brought doses directly to hold outs like james crumbling pro here. I had to catch the bus to the side of town. No nothing about this but tonight. Five states with lower than average vaccination rates have seen cases climbed significantly over the past two weeks. Arkansas up seventy four percent you could see More people getting vaccinated. Whenever they see the risk increased. We've gotta get everybody not just partially vaccinated but fully vaccinated kendrick. Neuner learned that lesson the hard way he was reluctant to get the vaccine then got infected on his honeymoon in arizona. He's now in the hospital because people together to research the about getting the vaccine. Just what i've been through over the last ten days reminder people still feeling the impact from this virus trevor. All is joining us here in new york and trevor is concerned. We've been talking about the delta variant especially in areas with low vaccination rates but nationally. We are still heading in the right direction with cases falling. That's right. america's average caseload has continued to fall down to about eleven thousand four hundred a day. now dr voucher said repeatedly the target should be ten thousand a day or fewer. This is the closest we have been to that since the first days of the pandemic wit progress. Still a ways to go though trevor. Thank you now. A horrific scene in south carolina transit bus an suv colliding head on at least three people dead many more taken to the hospital one by helicopter. Here's abc's alex prochet tonight. It investigation into what caused this deadly bus crash in south carolina vehicle accident round failure rate in franklin draft. Just after seven this morning southbound williamsburg county transit bus colliding head on with an suv versus tv. Currently that as she so mangled it's barely recognizable. Now both people inside killed another person on board. The bus died as well. First responders say in all thirty five people were on board that bus including the driver most were transported to the hospital. one had to be airlifted. The local sheriff's office says this bus in particular often transport hospitality workers to and from myrtle beach wit and tonight. Investigators are working through that wreckage to see exactly what went wrong a similar crash between williamsburg county transit bus in a car happened on that same road just two years ago. All right alex. Thank you now. To iran and presidential election that could have a significant impact on relations with the us. A hard liner ebrahim right. Uc winning in a landslide taking sixty two percent of the vote and voiced support for rejoining nuclear talks with the united states. Abc's chief global affairs anchor. Martha raddatz is in iran. Tonight tonight celebration and fireworks in tehran. For this supporters of lebron's new president abraham racy under us sanctions for human rights abuses and a favourite of iran's supreme leader. His victory considered a given but some fifty two percent of eligible. Voters stayed home more than any time in the history of presidential elections since iran's nine thousand nine hundred seventy nine revolution at a park on the outskirts of tehran tonight. We spoke to a young skating instructor who boycotted the and unknown on the twenty four year. Old said per vote would not have counted but rice supporters hope. The new president will boost the economy crippled by sanctions after donald trump. Pulled out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal a deal. Joe biden would like to revive possibly with added restrictions. Right like the ayatollah supported the original twenty fifteen deal tonight. President-elect ryan is promising a prosperous and revolutionary government. But if he doesn't sign onto a new nuclear deal that will be a hard promised to keep with martha raddatz in tehran. Thank you today marks. The first juneteenth since it was officially made a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the united states. Ninety four year old opel leave the grandmother of juneteenth as she's known walking two and a half miles representing the two and a half years. It took for word of freedom to reach enslaved people in galveston texas today parades and celebrations across the country and renewed calls for equality for all. Here's abc's marcus. More in galveston tonight a weekend of celebrations and reflection with communities across the us marking june as a national holiday for the first time new york city way to central florida where families took to the streets and a half mile walk for peace and it is here in galveston texas where the juneteenth celebration began. One hundred fifty six years ago today. Union troops freed the last enslaved african americans who were unaware the emancipation proclamation had been declared until two and a half years after it was issued because there were not enough union soldiers to enforce the order. All of these years later that passed is driving hope for the future. What do you hope. This will mean beyond the celebration. Today beyond the celebration. I'm opening more people come unified that we are allowed to be everybody inclusive that it just doesn't stop by signing a bill but at the end of the day we still get out to register to vote still stay active. We still do our part in community in central texas crowds. Joining lee affectionately known as the grandmother of the june teeth movement during her annual. One we're going to continue to make this the best place in the home and in brooklyn new york this sculptural george floyd unveil juneteenth significance gaining national attention amid the protest and unrest following his killing. I hope it will prompt constituents residents and passers by to continue to organize to mobilize to march and to educate with the goal of an acting change. We could do. No greater honor to george floyd and his memory today. President biden echoing. That fight is far from over tweeting. Juneteenth marks both the long hard night of slavery and subjugation and the promise of that brighter morning to come today in every day we must work to ensure our nation finally lives up to its promise of equality for all and with this is a huge day for people here in galveston. And there's a real sense of validation. Something else of significance is there was a time that some here in texas blacks were not allowed to celebrate. Juneteenth save their money so they could buy land so they could legally mark this day in wit for now to be observed. Nationwide is significant for many people. Here sure is a historic day and that recognition. A long time in the making marcus. More for us there in galveston. Thank you so much. There's a lot more ahead tonight on world news this saturday. The latest on the search for five year old girl who has been missing since tuesday agencies now joining that search and the deputy under investigation tonight after this video appears to show him kicking a suspect in the head while on the ground. Stay with us. Americans are finally learning the truth this summer about tulsa oklahoma buried underneath the city or what could be the answers to a century old mystery the remains of victims from the tulsa race massacre of nineteen twenty one. How did this happen. Who was responsible. And how do we move full. That's what we're trying to answer in tulsa buried truth available now wherever you listen to podcasts. Next california deputy is under investigation after violent arrest caught on camera. And we warn you. It is difficult to watch authorities investigating this video here. I obtained by tmz appearing to show a deputy kicking a man in the head while he was on the ground authorities say. The suspect was wanted for several traffic violations and fleeing from police and receive medical care before his booking. The search intensifying tonight for missing five year old girl. Summer wells was last seen outside of her home. And hawkins county tennessee on tuesday. More than forty agencies are now combing a nearly one thousand acre radius that includes a rough terrain the fbi local dive teams and extreme terrain. Teams have all joined in that search to the index of the search for suspects after shooting in broad daylight here in new york city. The nypd releasing this surveillance video showing those dramatic moments. You could see the suspects firing into a vehicle in brooklyn just after seven in the morning. The cars attempted to block in the nineteen year old driver before he pulled onto a curb and crash victim inside. The car was not seriously injured. A pickup truck slamming into a group of bicyclists and show low arizona. Six people hospitalized including four in critical condition. At least two other people suffered minor injuries. The driver was shot by police. He attempted to flee on foot. he's in stable condition. No word on what caused the crash and the first family's beloved dog champ has died president biden and the first lady said in a statement that german shepherd died peacefully at home calling him their cherished and constant companion the biden's got champ is puppy back in two thousand eight shortly before moving into the vice president's official residence finally tonight on the eve of father's day the one dad who would not let anything. Stop him from that. Father daughter dance. Newlywed snyder tucson arizona never had to look far to find her role. Model girl says that her dad is her hero but my really truly is is a hero for a lot of people like her dad. Dennis so firefighter for more than thirty years. He was there at ground zero in new york after nine. Eleven and for the last fifteen years. He's been bravely. Battling a rare form of aol s has had ls for over half of my life. Since i was twelve years old but on her wedding day nothing would keep dad from the dance floor today. Perched right on top of dad's motorized wheelchair the to sharing a father daughter. Dance to sweet child of mine came up with the same song which was really perfect because it was a song that i listened to a lot with my dog when i was young. Her brother dakota capturing and sharing the joyous moment writing. there wasn't a dry in the building. I think my dad's face says it. All groom anthony sanchez. New father-in-law sets a high bar a privilege to wash and then i had to follow that up. There's no following up that for just two special and on this father's day weekend today sharing with all of us some important wedding day wisdom from her dad. When of the things that you told us on our wedding night. His speech was to look around. And you feel the love and think that that's the message that we want everybody to take away. Love the people in your life because love is all that matters. What a message. And what a dad. Happy father's day to all the dads out there. I'm with johnson and new york. I'll see you on in the morning. Lindsay davis right back here tomorrow night. Have a great night everybody. This l z. Granderson here to tell you about my new podcast from abc audio out loud. This show is all about preserving the history and honoring the contributions of the lgbtq community. Each week. i'll talk to some of the most fascinating people paving the way for the more inclusive world these conversations can get heavy but this show is also filled with so much joy. And i mean after all we are called gay people right so gotta be some happiness in there somewhere. Check out life out loud with me. L z granderson. Wherever you get your podcast.
Full Episode: Sunday June 20, 2021
"In tragedy on an american highway ten people killed in a horrific collision the deadly crash on i sixty five in alabama and adult and nine children killed including a nine month old baby and her father van from girls ranch colliding with another vehicle on wet highway eighteen vehicles involved in the. Massive pileup claudette. Battering the gulf sweeping its way across the south east heavy rain flash flooding and strong winds at least fifty homes damaged by a tornado in alabama the system. Now taking aim at the carolinas tropical storm and flash flood alerts in effect. Rob marciano the timing and the track also tonight a deadly crash at the pride parade in florida a pickup truck plowing into the crowd just as the parade was getting underway. At least one person killed new surveillance shows the moments just after the crash. The truck goes through a fence. The driver then taken into custody and questioned what authorities are saying tonight. Alarming news about the highly contagious. Kobe delta variant now spreading almost every state in the us the varied already becoming the dominant straight in parts of the country. Unvaccinated americans at greater risk hospitals are now seeing more unvaccinated young patients and infected pregnant women. Health officials are urging them to get their shots. The catholic church facing backlash bishops. Taking a stand against president biden a devout catholic threatening to withhold communion because of his stance on abortion. The president calling it a private matter developments in the manhunt for a shooting suspect. One cure new york scene wounding man on the sidewalk opening fire just inches away from two young children. Authorities are revealing new images of the suspect without his mask. The hot air balloon crash south of denver. Several people injured a new part for dead the special gift on this father's day from abc news world headquarters in new york. This is world news tonight. Good evening everyone. Thanks so much for joining us on this father's day. I'm lindsay davis. We begin tonight with a horrific tragedy in the wake of tropical storm claudette. Ten people are dead. Several injured after fiery chain-reaction eighteen car crash in alabama new images. Just coming in tonight. Nine of the ten victims are children. Many travelling in a van from girls ranch that seeks to help vulnerable children cody fox and his nine month old daughter were also killed. Roads are said to be slick in the area. Officials say that one of the cars appeared to hydroplane and we have late word tonight that the ntsb is sending a team of ten investigators. Abc's elwin lopez. Leads us off tonight from montgomery gumri alabama tonight authorities investigating a horrific paolo crash in alabama. That killed ten people including nine children function eighteen vehicles slamming into each other on interstate sixty five near montgomery on saturday some bursting into flames. Tragic officials say to eighteen wheelers. Likely setting off the chain reaction crash. The county coroner saying a core likely hydroplane rain-slicked throats as tropical storm. Claudette moved through the southeast authorities tonight identifying two of the victims twenty nine year old cody fox and his nine month. Old daughter arianna also killed eight children between the ages of four and seventeen. They were riding in a van from the talent whose county girls ranch a home that seeks to help at risk children that were involved in a horrific accident The that words explain it. We had eight tower. Awesome eyder bystanders rushing in rescuing that sole survivor identified as kansas goalie. We're not able to get to the children to to the intensity of the heat. The smoke into flames goalie losing to over own children including a four year old. This is such a tragedy. it's a tragedy. not only for a ranch is not only a tragedy for alabama. It's a national strategy. Michael smith the ceo of alabama sheriff's youth ranches had just visited the group in gulf shores during their beach vacation. They'll wrote me a little sticky notes and put these sticky notes over my office and how they look forward to my being down there and and being together. He were on their way back when the van crashed. I'm so happy. I was able to spend time with them. This week. I i can't tell you what it meant to me and i just know in my heart that something to them. The sticky notes on the notepad just a heart breaking devastating story. Unfolding there in alabama ellen. Lopez joins us now from outside of the hospital in montgomery where one of the victims is recovering tonight. Oh and what's the latest in the investigation lindsay. The espn ten. Investigators conduct a safety investigation as for their sole survivor van. She is still recovering her tonight. She says she wants to know all the girls are was and she says that they are now pulling together. Fundraising efforts to pay for the victims funerals lindsay. Elwin thank you now to the latest on claude at impacting several states in the south. This weekend. the storm don't become a massive amount of rain and spawning several reported tornadoes. One carving a path through bruton alabama. The system is now heading into the carolinas with more flash flooding possible into the night. Here's abc's senior meteorologist. Rob marciano claudette. On the move wreaking more havoc as it sweeps from the gulf coast to the carolina in atlanta strong winds sending this oak tree and power lines crashing onto a woman's car trapping her as first responders frantically polar out the driver transported to the hospital with injuries in alabama torrential rain unleashing dangerous flash flooding in the middle of the night. Dozens of water rescues in birmingham more than a half a foot of rain and tuscaloosa triggering. This landslide trapping this car on the tree along the coast rising storm surge flooding this highway and mobile. Meanwhile the cleanup continues this weekend in four states after the system spawned multiple tornadoes this drone video showing the extent of the damage in bruton alabama. At least fifty homes damaged or destroyed in this neighborhood. It just sounded like a bus or something. Hit the side of my house. Roofs turned us reds houses. Reduced debris such a mangled mess rob joins us now rob system. Going next was in the carolinas. Now we expect it to restrengthen over the next twelve hours take a look at where it is the radar just ahead of it west of columbia by about fifty miles right now. Flash flood watches. That's been a hallmark ask tornadoes. That's a possibility that continues to track across charlotte tonight then getting back to tropical storm strength probably before it even hits. The water nags head by tomorrow morning. Tropical storm warnings for all the outer banks because winds will be whipping around the back side of this by tomorrow afternoon then exiting gotta mentioned the severe weather threat tonight. Storms are bubbling across the midwest. Burlington chicago fort wayne. Detroit gun for damaging winds large hail tornadoes possible through the overnight hours and the heat and the california area surging into the north west temperatures in oregon and washington will be well above average tomorrow lindsay. Rob thanks so much and now the dramatic images just coming in from the fatal crash at a gay pride parade in south florida. This surveillance video shows the white pickup truck moments after plowed into marchers killing one man and injuring another police. Taking the seventy seven year old driver into custody officials are now calling it a tragic accident and not a criminal act. Abc's victor oquendo is in fort lauderdale. Tonight investigators are calling the deadly incident out of pride parade in south florida. A tragic accident and not a criminal. Act god according to authorities just before seven pm saturday. A seventy seven year old man in the parade staging area accelerated. His truck unexpectedly striking to pedestrians down vehicle. Possibly over newly obtained surveillance video showing the truck flying a large rainbow flag then plowing through a fence at a gordon store before coming to a stop there still some debris on the street here behind me. There are some beads. Some glow sticks and then right across the street that's where the truck ended up crashing right through that fence. The truck also narrowly missing the vehicle of florida congresswoman. Debbie wasserman schultz. The former chair of the democratic national committee the the congresswoman later tweeting. I am deeply shaken and devastated that a life was lost and others seriously injured. Police flooding the area as first responders rushed into. Hell want to try to help. The one guy that was bleeding from the head. So render per se. Two men were taken to hospital one later done authority saying the second man is expected to survive the driver placed in handcuffs and taken away for questioning the fort lauderdale gay chorus saying both the victims and the driver were members of the chorus president saying to my knowledge this was not an attack on the lgbtq community. Fort lauderdale police say the driver is being cooperative they also checked for dui. Why here at the scene and say there were no signs of impairment. Lindsey doesn't seem to be a hate crime victor. Thank you tonight. Urgent concerns about the delta variant accounting for at least one ten new cova cases here in the. Us hospitals are now seeing patients who are younger and health. Experts are telling pregnant women. Many of whom are reluctant to get vaccinated. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated. Is it increasing risk and should continue to mask. Here's abc's trevor all tonight. The delta variant now detected in nearly every state and frontline hospital workers growing concern for people who still aren't vaccinated patients. I'm seeing now. Are either young people who never believed they would get sick young pregnant women who were afraid of the vaccine and now they're hitting symptoms. I've caught and their babies are in danger. This week to cdc estimating pregnant women were less than half as likely to be fully vaccinated then non pregnant women as of early may but vaccine hesitancy is a problem for entire regions. Tragically were still. We're now to covid nations. Because as good as we're looking in the northeast and california and a few other states in the south things are looking very dire the darker part of this map showing much of the south and even parts of the west where vaccination rates are lowest will be particularly vulnerable to the delta variants. But with summer camps ramping up many parents across the country are torn about easing restrictions. On one hand we want everything to go back to normal. We want the kids to feel like they can be kids on the other hand. Are we just moving too quickly. Health officials are now reaching out to underserved groups here in denver a nonprofit holding dozens of pop-up clinics targeting the latino community benghazi back will not say nothing and english. I will say come and get your vaccine. don't be afraid and in texas houston father of two alan herrera serving as a reminder of the ongoing threat. I know what was going to happen. Artist on my wife. I love her. He spent nearly six months in the hospital undergoing a double lung transplant. But this father's day he's back home with his family. Means everything to me and the boys to have him back. I am bringing my kids into this world for me not to be in it to be able to celebrate father's day with dummies insomniac's a dream come true and lindsay another sign of states easing restrictions. Tonight there will be a packed crowd inside here at madison square garden for foo fighters concert. It's the first show here. Since the start of the pandemic and everyone attending will have to prove their fully vaccinated so glad to see that allen is back home trevor. thank you. President biden second catholic commander in chief in history and arguably the most religiously observant since jimmy carter now the center of a debate among catholic bishops over his stance on abortion rights. Some are questioning. Whether the openly devout president should be allowed to receive holy communion. Here's abc's white house correspondent. Maryalice parks died in this weekend at his hometown parish where he attends mass nearly every week only the second catholic president in the nation's history after john f. kennedy president find an even making time for worship while in england during his firstborn trip both president and parishioner his personal faith now the center of a very public and heated debate among american catholic bishops last week during a virtual meeting the us conference of catholic bishops voting. Three two one to take steps that could one day allow priests to deny public figures. Like president. biden the sacrament of communion over their support of abortion rights. We've never had a situation like this. Where the executive is a catholic president who's opposed to to the teaching of the church. The vatican warning american bishops against the move pope francis has publicly focused much more on issues of poverty refugees and equality sixty catholic democrats on capitol hill rushing to president. Biden's defense in a new letter to the bishops including california congressman ted lieu. Who went as far as to call the bishops hypocrites writing. There are a number of catholic republican elected officials who support the death penalty. Are you going to deny communion to them. The bishops are expected to vote on final language. This fall the president asked about their move and what it could mean for him. Permanent matter. I don't think that's going to happen. Thank you lindsey. After his foreign trip last week the president is back to focusing on domestic politics. This week he plans to talk to members of congress who have been drafting. A new bipartisan infrastructure proposal lindsay. The president says he is eager to see the details of their plan lindsay. Maryalice thank you. New developments in the manhunt for suspects wanted for a chilling shooting here in new york city. The gunman opening fire on a victim with two young children. Just inches away. Police are now releasing a new image of the alleged shooter seen without his hood mask. Just one of a number of violent crimes across the country once again this weekend. Here's abc's alex prochet tonight. The hunt is on for this suspect. Police say he's wanted in connection with this terrifying shooting on a bronx street watch as these. Two children escaped tragedy by mere inches. This man dressed in all black firing at point blank range. Thursday shooting caught on camera the children walking to a candy store. You can see this ten year. Old girl shield her five year old brother as the gunman unloads shooting his twenty four year. Old target in the back and both legs. The nypd says the victim is expected to survive. I'm disgusted. I'm going to be honest with you. It's very alarming. That suspect escaping on a scooter driven by an accomplice. Gunmen fired about a dozen shots total. Miraculously neither of those children were hit today. That brother and sister and their family proud guest at the yankees game. It just breaks your heart. That kids can't walk to the candy store and not be afraid of something like this happening. Which is scary store across the country this weekend. Violence surging at least forty five people shot in chicago since friday. Four of those fatal in california. At least one person killed six others wounded during a juneteenth celebration in oakland saturday in lindsay one nonprofit that tracks shootings across the country logged sixty seven fatal shootings in just twenty four hours between friday and saturday lindsay numbers. Alex thanks so much and there is much more ahead on world news tonight. This sunday on the manhunt. For a suspected killer the man wanted for three murders in three different locations investigators reveal. His father is among the victims. The news tonight from authorities and the us navy opens fire on one of its newest aircraft. Carriers the crucial test isn't battle-ready. Americans are finally learning the truth this summer about tulsa oklahoma buried underneath the city or what could be the answers to a century old mystery the remains of victims from the tulsa race massacre of nineteen. Twenty one how did this happen. Who was responsible. And how do we move forward. That's what we're trying to answer in tulsa berry truth available now. You listen to podcasts. News only interstate manhunt for a triple murder. Suspect in north bend oregon. Alwyn nicholson surrendering to police in wisconsin. He's accused of killing three people including his own father at three separate locations. Authorities say that he then kidnapped a woman during her lunch break at work forcing her to then make the twenty two hundred mile drive all the way to milwaukee new developments in the river tragedy in eden north carolina. Nine people going over the dam and the dan river on wednesday. The body of a seven-year-old boy recovered this weekend. One woman is still missing. At least four people killed four others were rescued too. The index and the hot air balloon crash south of denver. Three people were injured when the balloon went down. At the chatfield reservoir authorities believe the balloon was brought down by a strong gust of wind. The victims are all expected to recover the teenager attacked by a bear in the smoky mountains. Authorities say a sixteen year old girl was attacked while sleeping in her hammock at a campsite in the great smoky. Mountains national park in tennessee. She suffered multiple injuries including cuts to her head. The bear was euthanized. The girl is in stable condition and us navy on one of its newest aircraft carriers. That navy firing explosives that the uss gerald ford off the coast of florida. The blast is the equivalent of a three point. Nine magnitude earthquake. The test is designed to determine whether the carrier can take a hit during battle. The navy is calling it a success. Finally tonight a special father's day gift we're going to give them a big prayer. Well we'll derek bakers been anticipating this moment for months. This father five now has a second chance at life. After experiencing stomach pains and shortness of breath baker went to the emergency room. At newark beth israel hospital in new jersey last december. Dr soon diagnosed him with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy heart failure. With no known cause it just like every two weeks in and out in and out at just thirty four years. Old baker was a dire risk of sudden death back in march. After months of treatment with medications he was placed on the transplant. waiting list derek's condition deteriorated so rapidly that by april his heart was operating at just. Five percent was admitted to the hospital while he awaited news of a transplant. I had to stay in hospital. Almost sixty days. I wanted to get home to. My family was the kings. We support me jump here. The kids to the for the father to is all about this one. After nearly two months of waiting dr margarita. Camacho performed her six hundred fiftieth heart transplant baker received. His new heart may thirty-first. The joy is palpable. Derek is so ecstatic to be able to so back to his children. Go back to his family and to watch them grow tonight. Baker is back where he belongs eager to share his favorite meal of meatloaf with his family. I'm around it make my aunts. They all he wanted to do with. He didn't want nothing else. Happy father's day david's back tomorrow. I'm lindsay davis goodnight. Warning outside lights the emmy and peabody award winning show tackles. The most important issues in sports are at a time. What college is going to look like taking you beyond the headlines. 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Full Episode: Friday, March 26, 2021
"Tonight the death toll rising after the deadly tornado outbreak in the south and millions still at risk at least twenty three reported tornadoes across three states. These people nearly driving right into the heart of a twister one long track tornado possibly cutting a one hundred mile path of destruction roughly across the entire state of alabama. The new danger this weekend forty five million in the storm zone from memphis to atlanta to dc. Rob marciano timing it out. The new warnings been alarming rise in cova cases in the us as more states ease restrictions at least eighteen state seen cases increased by more than ten percent. Hospital admissions on the rise. In at least eight states michigan reporting a dramatic spike in the number of young patients. The cdc director saying she is deeply concerned. America speeding up the vaccination effort forty seven states rushing to lower eligibility by may first johnson johnson promising to deliver eleven million more doses next week and the new study about vaccines and pregnant women. The battle over voting rights heating up in georgia. The new law just signed by the governor claiming it will make elections more secure. Critics say we'll keep black voters turning out rules preventing volunteers from giving food or water to people waiting hours in line. A state lawmaker arrested outside. The governor's office president biden. Saying the law represents jim crow in the twenty first century. Chilling new details about the deadly shooting. That left ten people dead in boulder. Colorado saying officers rushed into a firefight with the alleged gunman in the supermarket. First officer at the scene. Eric tally among the ten victims. Investigators frustrated they still have no clear motive the bottleneck at the suez canal the massive cargo ships stuck for four days showing no signs of moving the us now offering to help more than two hundred other ships waiting at a cost of more than nine billion dollars per day and the teenagers stuck on a thrill. Ride about forty feet in the air fighters. Got them back on solid ground from abc news world headquarters in your. This is world news tonight with dvd. Good evening to have you with us on this friday night. I'm with johnson in for david. Tonight we begin with a violent storms ripping across the south at least twenty three reported tornadoes in three states. One cutting across alabama for one hundred miles but death toll rising and tonight the new threat of severe weather and more tornadoes into the weekend. Some forty five million people in the storm zone this ominous site right here in pickens county alabama and watch. This driver caught right in the middle of the furious. Wins as another twist or passed over pelham alabama and the terrible scenes of destruction. Homes turned to rubble. This church ripped apart. You can see the steeple right. They're laying on the ground and this image showing bravery rescuers helping an injured person pulled from a flattened home the work to pick up the pieces just getting underway tonight as millions face another threat. Abc's ellen lopez leads us off in alabama terrifying moment of violent tornado towards mela bam demolishing homes and toppling trees sending debris flying the twister narrowly missing but people inside this car gogo. At least six people killed as nearly two dozen. Tornadoes sliced across three states including this three with one hundred forty mph winds slamming county. Alabama gregory mandates rushing into his bathroom. I shelter as you wash the destruction on full. You're sitting here. And all of a sudden you looked out the window and saw the houses behind your gone and so then you walked over here. Yes ma'am i want over here this way. I was holding onto my dog because she was going crazy. And the house was shake in new powerful winds of ripping the roof off his home the stairs to the second floor leading only to open sky. One tornado possibly carving a one hundred mile path of destruction across alabama in. Calhoun county kelvin. Bauer says he lost three family members in the storm. They died after sheltering in their trailer as terrible to normal family was in this stuff. Storms roaring through georgia in the middle of the night killing at least one person new drone video showing homes flat it the winds that peeling parts of the roof off his high school like our school. Like the ceilings like they're gone such a long road to recovery for so many ellen. Lopez joins us from hard hit shelby county alabama and elwin. You're learning it. Could take several days to assess the true scope of the destruction there where the damage just unbelievable. Take a look at these. Massive two by four splinters pouring over what used to be a bedroom the roof completely gone the toys though still left behind now the damage will take a days to survey and they are doing that as quickly as possible as another round of storms. Come through this weekend. What an incredible scene ellen. Lopez for us thank you. So let's get right to senior meteorologist rob marciano and rob. The severe weather threat continues through the weekend. Another one right on the heels of this one which we're not done with yet with the core the storm that's bringing serious winds across northeast even some storm damage in through parts of mob and the next door must be dropped right into the plains tomorrow and look at this. Memphis jackson nashville. You're right in the path of damaging winds scattered hail maybe a few tornadoes as well. And then the low pushes off towards the northeast. and that front drags across the same area of tennessee along. I forty severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night into sunday morning. The carolinas will get hit. Looks like another rough weekend for weather and the south wit long weekend for a lot of people all right rob. Thank you next. The alarming rise in cova cases a reversal after months of decline at least eighteen states with cases up more than ten percent in a week even more troubling covid patients admitted to the hospital up in eight states and debts still averaging a thousand per day. Those numbers fueling the race to vaccinate johnson and johnson set to deliver eleven million doses of their one shot vaccine next week. A cdc reporting a one day record three point three eight million doses administered in a single day and nearly ninety million people have had at least one dose more than thirty four percent of all adults and tonight and encouraging study about pregnant women. And the vaccine. Here's abc's area. Russia tonight corona virus cases heading in the wrong direction. Eighteen states now reporting increases in the last week and the cdc now warns the number of patients admitted to hospitals is rising to up in eight states. If we don't control things now. There is a real potential for the epidemic curve to soar again. We can turn this around but will it will take all of us working together. New jersey now has one of the highest rates per capita and in michigan a dramatic surge in younger unvaccinated patients in hospitals majority majority of the patients we're seeing are between the ages of thirty and fifth last roughly three weeks. We've quintupled the number of admissions to prevent a surge. Cdc urging americans to double down on masks and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Nearly three point. Four million shots into arms reported yesterday a new record in texas. The husband of thirty-three-year-old victoria galardo has been desperately pleading for help for his wife nor decision. Wait i sit here and wait for my wife to die. I don't know what to do. The mother of five losing her fight with covert after the entire family including their newborn daughter. Contracted the virus. And you see your loved one on ventilator literally like lifeless on a ventilator in a coma breaks your heart tonight after so much heartache. There is hope a new study showing the madeira and pfizer. Vaccines are likely safe for pregnant women with few side effects and likely transmit protective antibodies to babies. Dr yolly rodolfo zayas lost her own mother to covert the er physician was pregnant working on the front lines getting the pfizer vaccine in december. I am just just grateful that he was able to get these antibodies. And that once. I go back to work and he has to go to daycare. He has an extra protection. So i'm very very happy and very grateful that i made this decision. Certainly some encouraging developments there aerial. Russia joins us now from hackensack hospital. In new jersey and ariel there's a new important study looking at vaccinated college students. That's right win Dr fauci says that that study will be crucial to determining whether people who are vaccinated can get an acm domestic infection and whether they can transmit it to others but we'll have to wait up to five months while those students are being monitored to get the answers with okay aerial our thanks to you tonight. Next georgia's sweeping new election law. President biden calling it jim crow in the twenty first century governor camp behind closed doors signing the bill into law last night a state lawmaker arrested knocking on his office door asking to witness the signing georgia one of more than forty states now moving to set new limits on voting under the guise of election security despite no credible evidence of widespread election fraud opponents argue it will only suppress the vote especially in black communities. Abc's stevo olson saami is in atlanta. It's the new election law that many tonight or calling racist signed by the same governor who refused to go along with the wildest rumors of widespread fraud in the last two elections where the democrats want. And here's what he's saying now. There's no doubt there were many alarming issues with how the election was handled there now to photos defining this pivotal moment one with the white republican men signing the law and another with alone black woman getting arrested for trying to get in the room state representative part canon is a democrat and she was put in jail after she refused to stop knocking on. The governor's door. Us senator raphael warnock the pastor of her church and was at the jail when they bailed her out. What we have witnessed. Today is a desperate attempt to lock out and squeeze the people out of their own democracy. Those popular outdoor ballot drop boxes that were available. Twenty four seven can now only be used inside and early voting location and only while that location is open you'll need to provide a license or an. Id number to vote by mail and it's now a crime in georgia for anyone other than a poll worker to offer food or water to people waiting in the endless lines. They often see. In the large cities. Outside the state house. Black and brown voters are screaming at this voter suppression. The president today called the new rules. Jim crow in the twenty first century. They pass a law saying you can't provide the water for people standing in line waiting to vote. You don't need anything else knows that. This is nothing. But punitive designed to keep people from voting let's bring in stevo saami us from atlanta and steve georgia's not alone here states across the country are now trying to tighten voting laws. That's right with the republicans in dozens of state houses across the country who are working on similar measures. And let's talk about politics for a second. Most of these measures are aimed at the early vote and the mail in vote. When when you look at this state broke heavily for democrats in november and january with and this debate only heating up across the country. Steve thank you now to the border the surge of migrants especially children growing concern for both political parties. A group of republican senators led by ted cruz of texas visiting the border along the rio grande visiting a customs and border protection facility at donna texas where unaccompanied minors are taken. When they first arrive tweeting pictures out calling it horrifying. An inhumane president biden asked about the crowded facilities yesterday said he too found the situation unacceptable next new developments from the investigation into the deadly rampage in boulder. Colorado police say the suspect did use a semiautomatic weapon. He bought legally just six days before the attack and that he engaged officers in a gunbattle when they arrived but still tonight. No word on a motive or why. He allegedly opened fire on that supermarket. Here's abc's chief. Justice correspondent pierre. Thomas tonight chilling new details about the boulder supermarket massacre and the heroic officers who engage the suspected shooter in a gunfight likely saving lives near action saved others other civilians being killed. They charged into the store and immediately faced a very significant amount of gunfire from the shooter down as head to build in the first officer at the scene. Eric tally among the ten victims today. Investigators saying they're frustrated. Still unable to find a clear motive. We want to know why why that king super wipe older why monday. And unfortunately this time we still don't have those answers authorities claiming today to ruger. Aarp five five. Six legally purchased by suspect ahmed at lisa just six days before the attack was the murder weapon. The massacre again placing gun violence at the center of national attention. Perhaps averting another possible shooting this time in atlanta this cache of weapons allegedly brought into a public supermarket there this instacart sharper alerting staff. After he says he saw an ar fifteen style rifle with the events that happened in colorado recently and everything like that and just any mass shooting in america i was afraid authorities say the suspect was wearing body armor had ar fifteen style rifle and five other loaded weapons in that store. Police still don't know what was his intent but he's now in jail facing charges as the people are boulder continued degree. We're getting information about funeral. Services services for officer tally. The father of seven who joined the force at the age of forty will be held on tuesday and our hearts go out to all those families out there. Pierre thomas for us thank you. We go overseas now in that traffic jam in the suez canal. The us now offering to help a cargo ship the size of the empire state building. You see it there. Blown sideways during a storm wedged across the canal ships are piling up in both directions billions worth of goods at a standstill. Here's abc's james longman tonight. An urgent operation unfolding as crews work day and night to dislodge that massive tanker blocking the suez canal. Now the us vowing to help is the cost of this huge maritime traffic jam rockets by the our equipment incapacity. The most countries don't have you're seeing what we can help. We can be the ever. Given is one of the world's largest ships the size of the empire state building weighing in at two hundred thousand tonnes and take a look. This ship is not budging. It can be seen from space billions of dollars worth of goods sitting idle in the water since tuesday oil grain cars clothing and manufacturing components shipments keeping a global economy moving and they need suez. The canal is the shortcut between asia and europe without it that into long expensive and more dangerous journeys around africa. That could take twelve days. The financial losses are already huge container. Traffic alone represents nine point six billion dollars of trade today as ships backup and end of the canal. It creates this accordion affect it could take weeks. If not months for global trade to unravel to get back to normal. It could eventually end up. In the united states prices and fewer goods on shelves egyptian authorities avowed to get shipped free in a few days but a company working on the operation has said it could take weeks with our james. Thank you when we come back. New york state rolling out the first digital covid vaccine passport in the us and the massive tribute to a fallen firefighter and his family. Hundreds taking part okay. So you're staring at the wall. The one that's looking kinda sad. You know the one and you know you need a paint but what are. 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For your favorite podcast app every weekday afternoon next tonight in new york launching the country's first digital covid vaccine passport beginning today the excelsior pass can be downloaded on your phone. People can show a code on their phones. Proving there either fully vaccinated or tested negative for covid giving them access to stadiums arenas and other venues to the index powerful trivia to the son of a fallen firefighter in rockland. County new york two hundred and forty two fire trucks ambulances and other vehicles gathering for a birthday dry by for the young son of firefighter. Jared lloyd a massive convoy passing in front of his home. his father. killed. Battling tuesday's raging fire at an assisted living facility in spring valley the amusement park scare and central florida. Two teenagers stuck on the slingshot. Ride at old town suspended up there. Forty feet in the air firefighters using ladder trucks. Get them down. Authorities say one of the stabiliser cables broke. All slingshot rides in florida or now shut down as a precaution and a passing to know. Beloved children's book author. Beverly cleary has died. She introduced generations of readers to characters. Such as ramona. Quimby henry higgins. She wants said her books. Age so well because childhood is universal. Beverly cleary was one hundred four years old finally tonight. America's strong the country rallying around the people of boulder tonight the outpouring of support from across this country and the world for the victims in boulder colorado overnight a vigil they're honoring the lives lost as today across the town. The tributes grow outside the king's super grocery store where the shooting happened and outside the boulder police department police officer. Eric tallies patrol car now covered in flowers. The eleven year veteran was first on the scene. He had seven children tonight more than a million dollars donations now in for the victims families on gofundme so many wanting to help however they can eleven-year-old. Jj whitmer lives near boulder like others. He was thinking of the victims their families and the workers at king super across colorado. Who went back to work. So he bought flowers with this dog walking money and went to king super grocery stores to say. Thank you to the deli counter to produce to gabby at the entrance and nancy at checkout tonight. S telling us why he did it kind of powerful thing and just a little act. Kindness could go far away. Like saying. I appreciate you. Doing that would be such a big deal from the world and that is the truth. Jj we certainly appreciate you. Thanks so much for watching. I'm with johnson in new york. This is ginger. Zee and if you love the oscars then you're gonna love this inside the oscars the podcast and the winner is we're talking with oscar. 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