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"world news tonight with david muir" is next. >> from all of breaking news tonight. a short time ago, the accused killer, hauled before the camera. after the deadly rampage in colorado. wearing a suicide prevention suit. facing charges for murdering three people at planned parenthood. what the judge told him late today. the major storm hitting tonight. dangerous driving. several states, up to a foot of snow, freezing rain, winds, and it's on the move tonight. and the rescue. the woman and her dog. donald trump talking about a reporter, saying he had no idea the reporter has a disability. tonight, trump taking our question. after the terror in paris, president obama and nearly 150 world leaders tonight in that city. they're there on climate change, but how do you keep the city safe? and, cyber monday. our business correspondent and the three eye-opening deals tonight. the apple laptop, $200 off?
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and the five-day cruise for $300? where are we going? good evening. and it's great to be back with you after the holiday. and we begin tonight with several breaking stories. first, that deadly attack on a planned parenthood in colorado. just a short time ago, the accused gunman brought before the camera in jail. authorities say he killed three and injured nine. that vest, they tell us, to keep him from killing himself. he's now facing first degree murder charges. so many of you saw the images over the long weekend. the officers in battle gear. survivors fleeing the building. the terror on their faces. and tonight, right here, the victims. the mother who was there helping a friend. the beloved officer, a father and former champion ice skater. and the young veteran who ran in to save lives losing his own. abc's clayton sandell is in colorado, leading us off. >> can you hear me okay? >> yes.
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>> reporter: robert dear appeared in court for the first time by video link from jail. >> do you have any questions about any of these rights, sir? >> no questions. >> reporter: dressed in that suicide prevention vest. facing first degree murder charges in friday's planned parenthood attack that left three people dead. >> the penalty for that charge is minimum of life in prison, and maximum of death. >> reporter: sources say the 57-year-old drove to planned parenthood in this silver pickup, carrying a duffel bag full of ak-styles rifles and handguns, opening fire. jennifer markovsky was there helping a friend, a mother of two originally from hawaii. officer garrett swasey was married with kids. he was a former champion junior ice skater, who once trained with his long-time friend, nancy kerrigan. >> you can't explain it. it's horrific and sad. >> reporter: ke'arre stewart, an iraq war vet. his last act was to warn others. >> he tried to get back inside and warn the others to take cover, military instinct, you know.
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get down, take cover. >> reporter: dear appears to be a recluse with no serious criminal history, living in this remote colorado mobile home. law enforcement sources say after surrendering, he made rambling, hostile comments toward planned parenthood and president obama. planned parenthood has become a flashpoint issue in the presidential campaign. >> watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating. its legs kicking. >> reporter: planned parenthood saying the video carly fiorina described has nod been authenticated as coming from a planned parenthood facility. in the wake of friday's shooting, planned parenthood suggested a link against rhetoric against the organization and the deadly attack. several gop candidates disagreed. >> this is typical left wing tactics. >> and clayton sandell live with us now. we saw the images where we lived, with so few people around him. were there no warning signs? >> reporter: david, we talked to several of dear's neighbors who told us that he was a little
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strange, but mostly kept to himself. in the meantime, sources tell us they are now working to trace all of those guns to make sure they were obtained legally. david? >> clayton sandell on this story again for us tonight. clayton, thank you. we move on now to two major storms tonight. the first one deadly. at least 14 dead. and the new system hitting at this hour. then moving east. several states under winter storm alerts already. in kansas city, look at this. a treacherous ride home, pounding rain there. in omaha, cars spinning out. snowplows out in force at this hour. and ice storms snapping power lines in mcpherson, kansas. up to a fat of snow coming in some places. meteorologist rob marciano is in minneapolis tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a white-knuckle ride home in the upper midwest. in minneapolis, cars in ditches and jackknifed tractor trailers. in kansas, tree limbs crashing right through vehicles. this storm coming on the heels of an icy mess that killed at least 14 people. oklahoma's governor declaring a state of emergency in all 77 counties.
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>> do it again. oh, wow! >> reporter: street lights exploding in el reno. more than 100,000 in the dark at the storm's height. in bethany, an 80-foot pecan tree landed on len capparo's house. >> it's going to get worse before it gets better, because of the weight of the ice as it mets. >> reporter: another danger overhead, ice-coated power lines. >> look how big these pieces of ice are. >> reporter: a 300-foot power line covered in an inch of ice adds more than 750 pounds to those lines. and that leads to this. >> oh, it's coming down! hit record! hit record! >> it's recording. >> reporter: further south, what didn't freeze flooded. and tonight, a warning about thin ice. a 32-year-old woman in utah also lucky to be alive tonight. she was chasing after one of her dogs when she fell through. >> okay, okay, i got your dog. come on. >> i can't stand. >> here. grab her. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: the rescue caught on an officer's body camera.
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>> glad to know she and her dogs are all okay tonight. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano in minneapolis for us. and rob, what's the track of this thing tonight? >> reporter: well, the snow is coming down, already a couple of inches here in minneapolis. slicking up the highways enough to slow down the evening commute. tomorrow morning going to be a whole lot worse. advisories, winter storm warnings up for the northern plans. snowfall forecast, five to ten inches, but could see a foot or more near the sioux falls area. let's time this out. the snows increase overnight across minnesota. des moines, right on the rain/snow line. by tomorrow morning, all rain in chicago for their rush, and then the warm sector and the raining push into the northeast by tomorrow night. still snow at that time here, the first real snowstorm of the season. and david, potentially the biggest snow the twin cities has seen in nearly two years. >> wow. in two years. rob marciano with us from minneapolis. rob, thank you. now, to the developing headline out of chicago at this hour, after authorities pleaded for calm there after video was released of a deadly shooting. well, the officer charged in the
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shooting death of laquan mcdonald has now walked free, just a short time ago after posting bond. the officer charged with first degree murder after this dash cam video showing laquan mcdonald holding a knife when officers moved in. authorities say 16 shots in a matter of seconds. abc's alex perez in chicago on the officer's release and the money now being raised for that officer's family, as prosecutors had demanded no bail at all. >> reporter: tonight, the chicago police officer accused of shooting laquan mcdonald, free on bond. he was back in court this afternoon, the judge viewing on a laptop that now infamous dash cam video where investigators say van dyke can be seen shooting mcdonald 16 times in 15 seconds. the judge then setting bond for van dyke at $1.5 million. van dyke's defense arguing he feared for his life when he fired his weapon. >> he is ready to move on and take this step by step. >> reporter: at the same time, in downtown chicago, more protests calling for the city's top brass to step down.
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at the university of chicago today, that arrest for that online threat that brought the campus to a standstill. federal investigators say 21-year-old jabari dean made that threat, posting on social media, "i will execute 16 white male students. this is not a joke." 16, the same number of times mcdonald was shot. and david, van dyke now preparing for a legal battle in court. go fund me last week shut down a page that had been created to raise money for him. the president of the police union says they are asking their members for donations to raise money for van dyke's defense. david? >> abc's alex perez in chicago. alex, thank you. now, to the race for 2016 tonight. donald trump is standing his ground this evening and taking our reporter's question. trump accused of mocking a journalist with a physical disability. he said he had no idea the reporter had a disability. just as another republican contender, chris christie, snags a major endorsement tonight, and christie now taking aim at trump. abc's tom llamas on the campaign
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trail again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump meeting with more than 100 black religious leaders, convincing some, but not all, to have faith in his campaign. >> i saw love in that room. i see love everywhere i go. >> reporter: the meeting comes as trump finds himself in a fox hole, full defense mode after mocking "new york times" reporter serge kovaleski, who has a disability that limits flexibility in his arms. >> now, the poor guy, you got the see this guy, oh, i don't know what i said, ah, i don't remember. >> reporter: trump insists he doesn't remember kovaleski and had no idea he was disabled. but kovaleski says he's covered trump for years, that they met a dozen times, and were on a first-name basis. >> i don't know him, now he's going, well he knew me and we were on a first-name basis. give me a break. give me a break. and the problem is, he's using what he's got to such a horrible degree. i think it's disgraceful. >> reporter: trump says kovaleski's reporting in the days after 9/11 supports his claim that thousands of muslims in new jersey celebrated when
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the twin towers fell. but that's not what kovaleski reported, and trump has been criticized for spreading a false story. >> this didn't happen in new jersey. there were plenty of reports and you're feeding a stereotype -- >> it did happen in new jersey. chuck, it did happen in new jersey. i have hundreds of people that agree with me. >> reporter: and today, new jersey governor chris christie said, flat out, it never happened. >> that did not happen in new jersey that day and hasn't happened since. >> reporter: mr. trump, today, governor christie said that muslims celebrating in new jersey on 9/11. today, he said that never happened and you should stop talking about that. >> well, he didn't say that the other day. he was very weak the other day. so, the other day he said it, like, well, he doesn't know, and now, i guess he feels a little bit emboldened. he must be careful with what he says. >> reporter: trump sharpening his attacks against christie. recently, the new jersey governor was endorsed by an influential new hampshire newspaper. this morning, trump tweeting, in part, how is chris christie running the state of new jersey when he's spending all of his time in new hampshire? new jerseyans not happy. david?
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>> tom llamas on the campaign trail every step of the way. tom, thank you. overseas tonight, to paris and that unprecedented climate change summit. a major gathering of world leaders, nearly 150 in all. including, of course, president obama, who said today, the united states deserves some of the blame for climate change. but there is also something else on the agenda. isis. president obama taking time to visit the bataclan, where concert-goers were gunned down in the attacks. and how do you keep a city safe just weeks after those attacks? abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl traveling with the president. >> reporter: it's the biggest presidential photo-op in history. 150 world leaders crowding onto the stage in paris, vowing to combat climate change, a problem president obama said the u.s. helped cause, as one of the world's top emitters of carbon pollution. >> the united states of america not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it. >> reporter: but the climate agenda here has been overshadowed by the more immediate concern about terrorism.
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president obama laying a rose at the growing memorial outside the bataclan theater, where 89 were killed in the deadliest of the attacks here on november 13th. and extraordinary security measures to prevent an attack on the summit. here's something you never see. paris with no cars on the street. but the government has shut down virtually every major roadway in the central part of the city. but you can still get around. with so many streets closed, the government has allowed everybody to ride the metro today for free. president obama ventured out to one of paris's top restaurants for dinner with france's president, discussing climate and, of course, the challenge of combatting isis. >> and jon karl with us now from paris. and jon, we all remember the last major climate change meeting back in 2009. not much happened. so, what's different this time? >> reporter: well, the white house says the difference this time is that 200 countries have come into this summit with their own plans to reduce carbon pollution, but david, remember, these are voluntary plans, nothing here is binding.
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>> voluntary plans. and jon, obviously, this meeting comes right after the terror attacks there in paris. we saw president obama and president putin together. no images of their actual meetings, though, but have you learned what they talked about and is it possible they would team up to take on isis? >> reporter: they spoke for about 30 minutes. president obama expressed regret for turkey's downing of that russian fighter jet. he is urging both russia and turkey to work with the united states to find a political pollution for syria, but david, no sign here of a breakthrough on that. >> all right, jon karl with us from paris tonight. jon, thank you. now, to the stunning new report out this evening, and it's your money. how your taxpayer dollars are being spent, and what some are calling major government overreach. from licenses for runaway llamas, to another story we reported on here, a gas station in afghanistan, one gas station, costing american taxpayers $43 million. abc's mary bruce, back at it tonight, chasing down answers on capitol hill and tracking your money.
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>> reporter: remember these guys? the llamas on the loose that took over the internet? after their great escape, the federal government took time to tell the owners, they needed permission from washington to showcase the animals. just one out of 100 examples of alleged federal overreach and wasteful spending, highlighted in a new report. it's the kind of federal pork that makes taxpayers squeal. $65,000 to study what happens to bugs when the lights go out? $2.6 million on a weight-loss program for truck drivers. and $375,000 to study the dating habits of seniors. leaving the study's author asking, government spending or match.com? we couldn't find any lawmakers coming to the defense of this spending. pennsylvania congressman joe pitts, who oversees some spending, is pointing the finger at the agencies spending the money. why are we seeing $2.6 million for weight-loss programs for truckers? >> it's just mind boggling.
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i'm sure they'll come back with some kind of an excuse. >> reporter: waste watcher republican senator james lankford, who compiled the list, is pulling washington on notice. >> they get away with it because no one's watching, and that's the challenge. >> reporter: but david, watchdogs say, don't expect to see any of this change any time soon. despite the $105 billion identified in the study, its author tells us, he's confident he'll see more of this kind of government spending. >> keeping them honest tonight. live on capitol hill, mary bruce, thank you. now, to a fall from grace for the man once considered one of new york's most powerful politicians. former assembly speaker sheldon silver facing up to 130 years in prison now, found guilty today of federal corruption charges including bribery, extortion and money laundering. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. and on this cyber monday, the major retailer, its website crashing, and our business correspondent with three eye-opening deals tonight. $200 off an apple laptop? a cruise for just $300?
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retailers fighting for your attention. >> cyber monday is arriving at target.com. >> reporter: target offering 15% off everything on its website. leading to that temporary crash. best buy offering a rare discount on some apple products, like $200 off this macbook air. plus, according to the number crunchers, now is one of the best times of the year to book that family vacation. up to 65% off hotels at liberty travel. and big discounts on cruises. like this one to the bahamas. five nights for as low as $309. 70% off on travelocity.com. david, if you can afford to wait, try leaving that shopping cart for awhile. a number of retailers will actually e-mail you coupons for even greater savings, just to close the deal. david? >> great tip. all right, rebecca, thank you so much. when we come back here, that stunning moment, cars lifted on the highway. the mystery solved tonight.
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neil went hunting in ontario, canada, just across the border. in the woods, they find this, a bald eagle. one of its talons locked in a tune of claw trap meant for other animals. he tries to fly several times. there's about a foot of chain giving him several false starts. then michael with an idea. leveraging a branch, he slowly, carefully opens the claw. neil then picks up the bald eagle, about to be freed. just before, though, it is 2015, they take a selfie. smiling and look at the bald eagle. and then, that moment. about four minutes after they found that eagle trapped, it was free. >> first thing we thought was, nobody is ever going to believe us. >> reporter: tonight, the proof flying away. four minutes and then freedom. thank you for watching here on a monday night. we hope you had a great thanksgiving with your family. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow night.
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tonight at 6:00 we're learning more about the officer in a hit and run. and a prowler is now in police custody. where officers found him. tracking shoppers through your phone. is it too personal? hear from the deputy that found a newborn left to die. what he says about this holiday miracle. there are developments in the hit and run that resulted in the arrest of a san francisco police officer. surveillance video shows someone running away. good evening, and thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. >> abc7 news is live outside san francisco general hospital where two crash victims are being
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treated. melanie? >> reporter: one victim was upgraded to fair condition. his family friend tells me they waited until today to let him know the individual who hit him in this crash was an off duty police officer. >> he's just a kind, compassionate person. >> reporter: he says his friend was loading musical equipment in a car when another driver hit him and another friend. the driver ditched his dodge, but police identified who was behind the wheel the is a seven year veteran with the department. the accident happened around 2:20 a.m. near broadway. the parking attendant showed us

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