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ross america. good job to everyone there. >> absolutely. all right. world news tonight with david muir. tonight, the deadly shooting caught on tape. five shots fired. was the man reaching for an officer's gun? authorities now pointing to the tape. you'll see the moment. the massive storm system from california to maine. 180 million americans about to get hit. will it ever end? ginger zee is here tonight. twitter takes action against isis, shutting down thousands of accounts amid threats to twitter. >> abc news. >> as our team tracks down jihadi john's family. brian ross investigates. and president clinton's official portrait. the artist who now says he painted monica lewinsky's dress right into it. and 50 years of "the sound of music." do you know what it may have been called? and who else may have played maria?
good evening, it's great to have you with us on a monday night. we begin with the newest case under intense scrutiny tonight. a deadly police shooting caught on tape. the video appears to show lapd officers swarming this man. a struggle ensues. five shots fired. tonight, the lapd coming forward, saying the tape proves the suspect was reaching for a gun. this could be one of the first cases where the police body cams are used to help tell the story. kendis gibson leads us off. >> reporter: tonight, the lapd defending itself after this chaotic scene ended in death. it unfolded on the gritty streets of skid row. four police officers surrounding this man in dark clothing, a robbery suspect. watch as they tackle him. >> get my stick. >> reporter: this woman grabs a police officer's fallen baton. as more cops arrive, putting her in handcuffs. behind them, the struggle continuing.
one of the officers shouting for his gun. then, the sound of a taser. four seconds later, the shots. police officers shooting the man five times. at least four police officers pointing their weapons at him as he lies still on the sidewalk. then they handcuff him. >> when he took his last breath, you know what i'm saying, they handcuffed him. everybody was hollering you done killed that man. >> that man is dead. >> reporter: the dead man, known only as "africa," and believed to be homeless. today, police showing reporters a frame of that video. they say this is the man's hand reaching for a gun. >> it appears that the suspect's hand is reaching for the officer's waistband in the area where his pistol would be located. >> reporter: tonight, flowers and candles at the scene. lapd reviewing that film and body camera footage.
tonight, three members of the lapd are on administrative leave. pending the outcome of this investigation. >> thank you. march is finally here, but also a major storm. ice, snow, and in some places, blizzard warnings. affecting 40 states, california to maine, and look at this from california. giant hail in surf city. and in arizona, desert bushes coated in white. and in missouri, another tough commute. it comes as drivers and airline passengers barely recover from the storm this weekend. nine hours from a flight in dallas that was supposed to take 40 minutes. here's linsey davis. >> snow in los angeles! >> reporter: new images, hail blanketing the beaches. in california. snow wreaking havoc around the country. in virginia, troopers responding
to 125 crashes in four hours. in north carolina, black ice leading to this 12-car pileup. so far, boston has gotten 104 inches of snow. that's this much, a little more than 8 1/2 feet. less than four inches away from the all-time record. snow trucks carting out 950 truckloads a night in boston. the city buckling under the weight of so much snow. this barn roof collapsing, initially trapping ten horses. air travel so frozen, roughly 5,000 passengers in dallas sleeping in the airport. as for passengers grounded for nine hours, some resorting to raiding the liquor on board. and the new storm brewing in the west. 40 states from california to maine affected, an estimated 180
million americans in the crosshairs tonight through thursday. all eyes on the monster storm coast-to-coast. forecasters now say boston's snowfall record could be broken as soon as tomorrow night. david? >> thank you. let's get right to ginger. so often, we've been in this together. this system, in much of the country. >> in some places, it's welcome snow in the mountain west. others, not. let's look at where it's going to be most dangerous by tomorrow morning. blizzard warnings in minnesota and south dakota. two to five inches of snow. and gusts up to 50 miles per hour. you see all the winter weather advisories and warnings from california to montana. all the way to the midatlantic. i wanted to time it out for you. it's not just tonight, tomorrow morning it gets to chicago, from snow to sleet and freezing rain. quickly it moves to drivetime tuesday, i-80, harrisburg, new york, snow, sleet, freezing rain changing to rain. and wednesday in the midsouth,
little rock to memphis, a mess. overall, it's 1 to 3 inches in a lot of places. but others, a whole lot more. >> thanks, ginger. we'll watch you on "gma". now to the global manhunt for the most wanted killer in the world. the mask has come off. and brian ross, tracking down his family, and we learn that twitter is shutting down isis social media accounts. thousands of them. here's brian ross. >> reporter: isis is under attack tonight. from twitter, which authorities say has, until now, been key to the terror group's growing power and threat. but in the last week, twitter has shut down, suspended, at least 2,000 accounts connected to isis, a major escalation. >> i would say this is as serious an attack on isis twitter as we've seen so far. >> reporter: and in response, isis supporters tonight are
calling for retaliation against twitter employees at the california-based company. among the isis targets shut down, accounts spreading the videos of the secretive executioner called jihadi john. despite the mask, investigators say tonight, he didn't fool his mother, who immediately recognized her son's voice. >> you have plotted against us. >> reporter: on the very first jihadi john video, in which american journalist james foley was beheaded. but according to authorities, she kept quiet about the fact it was her son, mohammed emwazi. other members of the emwazi family are also under scrutiny tonight, including his younger brother omar, who we found on the streets of london today. >> abc news. >> can we ask just a couple of questions? >> about your brother. >> reporter: he took off running when we tried to ask him about his brother, the isis killer. at the same time tonight, four women were escorted by plainclothes police from the emwazi family hiding place in london. they too declined to talk about mohammed, who has brought so much shame to their family.
>> they clearly didn't want to talk to us today. you came right to the newsroom when you learned the twitter accounts were shut down. >> seems to be a big deal, some 16 major isis twitter accounts, used to distribute the videos, 13 are reported out of business tonight. as to the threats against twitter, the company says they're working with law enforcement. no doubt they've hit a sore point with isis. >> brian, thank you. and one more development on isis in iraq. a major offensive in tikrit. saddam hussein's hometown. seized by isis fighters last summer. the iraqi army is sending in thousands of troops, as of now, no u.s. troops are taking part. back here at home, to a major effort to defuse the tension in washington between the white house and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. enon the eve of his address to
congress. he's saying the two countries are like a family. he's saying they're not doing enough to prevent iran from building a nuclear bomb. but insists he respects the president and his office. the white house saying the president will likely not watch the speech. now to the american nurse who became a symbol of the threat of ebola. nina pham, seen here in her hospital room. fighting for her life inside the texas hospital where she contracted the disease. she survived. but is now suing the hospital. for one, saying that video in the hospital room, she never agreed. on the case tonight, cecelia vega. >> reporter: that's nina pham in the hospital fighting for her life. a doctor handing her tissues to wipe away tears. >> don't cry. >> reporter: but tonight the nurse calls that video a publicity stunt released without her permission. >> thanks for being part of the volunteer team to take care of our first patient. >> reporter: but pham now says she never volunteered and today she filed suit against texas health presbyterian hospital and its parent company, accusing them of negligence.
>> nina pham should not have gotten ebola, and there needs to be some accountability for that. >> reporter: pham was the first nurse to treat thomas duncan, patient zero. she now says she received zero training or guidance about ebola. and when she asked how to protect herself a manager searched google and handed her an internet printout. pham contends she even had skin exposed when she first treated duncan. the hospital tonight telling abc news, "we view all our employees as part of our family. we remain optimistic that we can resolve this matter with nina." nina pham did survive. reunited with her dog, even meeting the president, but she says her recovery is far from over. pham says she has nightmares, insomnia, and body aches. and hopes her suit uncovers the truth about how the hospital really handled the deadly disease. david? >> thank you. and welcome to saturday nights officially. now, new numbers showing that measles is growing
coast-to-coast. here's the map. 170 cases across 17 states and washington, d.c. 16 new cases in just one week. let's get right to dr. richard besser. you're seeing something connecting many of the cases. >> the majority of people here were not vaccinated. some because they were babies. but others could have been, and weren't. >> and another number we wanted to show everyone at home tonight. 93% of pediatricians were asked at least once a month by parents to put off childhood vaccinations. >> 3 out of 4 doctors say they sometimes go along with parents that say they don't want all the vaccines at once. i've been in that position, and i've done it. it's so hard to convince parents to give vaccines on time, but's it leaves children at risk. >> thank you. we have a headline about the dow jones, a record high. up 150 points.
closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot com bubble burst. only the third time in history it's closed above 5,000. and we move on to north carolina now. and a brazen stunt on i-95. $4 million in gold, gone. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: here's where police say it happened. a boldfaced robbery, out on i-95 in north carolina. three armed men held up a tractor-trailer full of silver and gold sunday evening. making off with nearly $5 million in gold bars. the security team, from a miami company called transvalue, were on their way from south florida to attleboro, massachusetts. police say the team told them they had to pull over because of engine trouble and were confronted by the bandits in a white van. from police, "the suspects ordered the victims to get down on the ground. it was reported that while on the ground the suspects tied the victims' hands behind their backs and made them walk into the woods." but the company tells us that their drivers had guns too, raising questions. moving valuables is dangerous
work. last month, three armed men, seen here in body armor, shot and killed a guard inside this brinks security truck in houston. >> these people need to be held accountable for their actions and they need to be brought to justice. >> reporter: the florida company won't say whose gold is lost, but tonight they're offering a $50,000 reward for its safe return. david? >> thank you. and the incredible midair rescue. an unconscious sky diver plummeting to the ground. his instructor racing twice to open the parachute before it's too late. clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: after jumping from a perfectly good airplane christopher jones begins a perfectly good free-fall 12,000 feet above western australia. but seconds later he suffers a midair epileptic seizure. >> he started going into the de-arch position, almost like a fetal position, rolled over onto his back and started spinning. >> reporter: the unconscious 27-year-old plummets to
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look familiar? that, according to the artist, is the shadow of then-intern and presidential mistress monica lewinsky wearing the infamous blue dress that nearly brought down the clinton marriage and presidency. the national portrait gallery actually has ten formal clinton portraits that it can rotate through its display. by coincidence says the museum the portrait of the featuring the unwelcome intruder is in storage. the artist confirms to abc news he deliberately inserted lewinsky to remind close observers of the scandal and the shadow it cast. no comment from the clintons today, but the gallery says no one has yet asked that it be removed from the rotation. jim avila, abc news, washington. when we come back, remembering a baseball great. and who nearly played maria in "the sound of music"?
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♪ the hills are alive with the sound of music ♪ >> reporter: lady gaga paying tribute at the oscars, practicing every day for six months, shaking as julie andrews walked on to the stage, surprising the audience. andrews asking, are you okay? but what we're asking tonight, a little different. 50 years later, many don't know what the movie was nearly called. it turns out before "the sound of music," it was actually "love song." the creators thought too many were using that title already. and about that very first andrews andrews andrews andrews twirling on the mountain top? and what you don't see, the helicopter in this shot, trying to get the shot. the wind so strong, it knocked her over several times. and the part of maria, audrey hepburn and doris day also considered for it.
and julie andrews learned to play guitar, with a few lessons before the movie. and one last surprise, the real maria von trapp, right there in the shadow of the woman playing her. julie andrews, her voice still defining a favorite 50 years later. ♪ >> 50 years. thank you for watching. i'm david muir. >> tonight the threat against twitter. what the company is doing that is ticking off terrorists and your safety if you live, or work nearby. a knife wielding attacker. did officers have to kill a man to save another's live? >> animal control looks at a
vicious pit bull attack. the dog was her own pet. why did it turn on her? >> squeezing through the golden gate bridge toll plaza. did anyone measure before installing the new barriers? >> this is the threat against one of the co-founders of twitter. tweeted in arabic from a group that claims to have ties to isis. >> the san francisco company has shut down at least 2000 twitter accounts linked to isis and its supporters. >> yes. we have the threat and twitter's own investigation. sergio? >> reporter: over two years twitter has become the go to platform for social and political action. arab spring was fuelled by twitter posts but the social media giants is being targeted for taking downunts associated with terrorists. at twitter headquarters security
personnel were on alert, likely in response to sunday's threats against twitter co-founder jack dorsey. . >> i don't think it raises the alarm to the level of what terror threat but i think twitter has to look at their physical security. >> he's talking about attacks on the offices of charlie hebdo, carried out by so called lone-wolf agitators. a twitter spokesman says our security team is investigating the threats with relevant law enforcement officials the fbi says they're looking into it. part of the response will depend on the authenticity of the threat. >> we don't know who made this threat. one of the problems with the internet is that you never know where everything comes from. this seems legitimate it was posted to a site that anyone could have posted to. >> according to a translation of the weekend's threatening post isis is threateni