tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC November 21, 2016 3:30pm-4:01pm PST
tonight, breaking news. just as millions begin to travel for thanksgiving, the major storm turning deadly tonight. the 40-car pileup. and now the new storm moving in right after, just in time for the holiday. also breaking, there is word coming in right now of a horrific and deadly school bus crash. reports of several elementary school children who did not survive. also, as we come on tonight, the earthquake and tsunami warning near the toque shia nuclear plant. the images coming in. the urgent manhunt after a veteran officer in texas is shot and killed in an ambush. the surveillance video released late today. another officer shot while in his patrol car in st. louis. four officers targeted in 24 hours. and the new message late today from president-elect donald trump. the race to fill his cabinet. the very public jockeying for
position. and mr. trump using twitter to fight back. demanding an apology from the cast of "hamilton." tonight, what they're now saying. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with several breaking stories. among them, a deadly school bus crash. the images coming in now. and it comes just as millions start their journey for the holidays. upstate new york hit especially hard with a snowstorm. that snow total topping three feet in some places. a whiteout right there on interstate 81. and tonight, there is word of another storm system moving in right after. we have all of this covered tonight, beginning with abc's gio benitez, leading us off from cortland, new york. >> reporter: tonight, the first major winter storm of the season pounding the northeast. treacherous driving conditions making for a white-knuckle commute. southeast of rochester, new york, winds gusting above 40 miles per hour, whipping snow right across the road.
north of syracuse, this tractor trailer jack-knifing. vehicle after vehicle sliding off the highway. and a terrifying moment on interstate 81 north of binghamton -- austin beeching and his family watching that bus on the left there -- >> oh, it's going over. >> reporter: slide right after the road and overturn, after it tried to avoid hitting other vehicles. >> we all rushed over there. it was a bunch of students inside, but they were all okay. we got them out of the emergency exit. >> reporter: 40 high school students on board, on a field trip to new york city. luckily, just minor injuries here. >> so, we have a lot of accidents until people learn to slow down a little bit, because they forget their winter driving skills. >> reporter: tragically in new hampshire, at least one person lost their life on icy roads this morning. back here in new york state, more than two feet of snow in some areas already, falling as fast as two inches an hour. the system moved in quickly over the weekend. in watertown, one part looked like this on saturday, and like this on sunday.
high winds downing power lines, sparking blazes in new jersey and in michigan. the system also being blamed for this 40-car pileup in ohio, and delaying more than 450 flights at new york city airports. here in cortland, this resident has been shoveling all day long. >> well, we may be a little used to it, but it's still a lot of snow to move. >> reporter: and david, just take a look. you can see this blowing snow all over the place, strong gusts now coming in. in parts of this region, snow has been falling for some two days straight. and guess what? it's not stopping any time soon. david? >> that's right, gio. thank you. because ginger zee says there's another system she's watching right behind it. >> reporter: the lake effect snow machine just churning away. look at the radar. around that low it goes. and the next six to even 12 hour, we'll be dealing with it. gusts 40 to 60 miles an hour. you could pick up another half foot of snow in some areas. now, the cold is also coming along with this, reaching all
the way to wind chills tomorrow morning at 36. feeling sub-freezing in atlanta. and that next system is the one we're watching developing now over the rockies. could cause some travel issues. minneapolis to chicago. right down through memphis and louisiana by wednesday morning. >> air travel going to be affected on this, as well. ginger, thank you. and we do turn next tonight to that developing story from tennessee tonight a devastating school bus accident involving elementary school children. we have learned this evening, there were children who did not survive. many have been rushed to the hospital. and here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: 35 young students from kindergarten to the fifth grade tossed around when this school bus crashed. not all survived. >> there were multiple fatalities. >> more than four or five? >> i would assume, but i can't confirm. >> reporter: rescue crews working for minutes which turned into more than an hour to get the kids out. 23 sent to local hospitals. the tennessee school bus, just a mile from the elementary school, ran off a residential road, slamming into trees, ending up
on its side. a father apparently carrying his child away from the scene. >> a bus crash involving school children is every public safety professional's worst nightmare. >> reporter: it was a single vehicle accident. the bus driver survived, and is said to be cooperating with police. another crash contributing to the debate. should all skoos buses have seat belts? assimilations show what can happen in a rollover accident. there has been a call for blood donations with all those injuries, but tonight, david, there are parents who are grieving. their children, their students will not be coming home. >> just horrific images from tennessee. david, thank you. also, overseas tonight, we have learned of a powerful earthquake. and this evening, now, a tsunami warning we're tracking involving fukushima, japan. the earthquake even stronger than the one that struck there five years ago, triggering a nuclear power plant disaster. abc's alex marquardt from london tonight. >> reporter: david, this quake struck around 6:00 a.m., as people were waking up.
it was felt for several minutes in the capital tokyo. the u.s. geological survey said it was a magnitude 6.9, took place off the coast of fukush a fukushima. immediately, orders for citizens along the coast to evacuate and head to higher ground. so far, the waves hitting the coastline are only a few feet high, but the fear and pain are still fresh after the massive 2011 tsunami that caused a meltdown at the toqfukushima nuclear power plant. tonight, there are still concerns around that plant, and others in the area. david? >> we'll be watching it into the evening. alex, thank you. and back here at home now, and to a headline from texas at this hour. word now of an arrest tonight after a police officer was fatally shot as he sat in his squad car just outside the police station. the surveillance video of the suspect released today of this man seen walking into the station. police say hours before the attack. an officer was also targeted while sitting in his car in st. louis. he's in the hospital tonight. one of four cases in 24 hours. and right now, authorities say
they are not related. abc's kayna whitworth with the developments from texas. >> reporter: tonight, police in san antonio say they have a man in custody after the brutal murder of detective benjamin marconi. >> we arrested 31-year-old otis tyrone mccain. >> i've got an officer down in front of headquarters. >> reporter: police say marconi was writing a traffic ticket in front of the station when this car pulled up behind him. a man getting out and shooting the detective twice in the head. >> i need ems right now. >> reporter: marconi later died at the hospital. police still haven't saying what the suspect was doing at headquarters before the shooting on sunday. in the past 24 hours, at least three other officers in different cities were ambushed during unrelated traffic stops. two of them in missouri, including a st. louis sergeant shot twice in the head while still wearing his seat belt. his weapon holstered. and one officer shot in florida. all three expected to survive. 58 officers have been shot in
the line of duty this year. the highest number since 2011. tonight in san antonio, a community in mourning. officers commemorating the fallen with a black tripe across their badges. i bet that's a tough part of your day, to put that on. >> extreme lip. even after 20 years. >> reporter: david, the city of san antonio remains on edge, and officers are still doing traffic stops in pairs for their own safety. david? >> kayna, thank you. we turn next to a new message just released tonight by president-elect donald trump. cameras all weekend long capturing leading contenders for his cabinet. some of the visitors including former governor mitt romney, once bitter foals of mr. trump. and tonight, the new message just in from mr. trump, and here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: tonight, from trump tower, a new video message from the president-elect. >> our transition team is working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively, truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed, are being brought in and many will soon be apart of our government.
>> reporter: his first words at length to the american people in more than a week. no speeches or news conferences since election night. what we have seen, a revolving door of meetings. the job applicants seen competing. that's senator scott brown. >> and who do you think you're competing with for position? >> i'm not competing with anybody, you know, i think i'm the best person. >> reporter: some of the meetings, like former governor rick perry today, leave the impression trump may be forming a team of virals. perry was an outspoken foe in the primaries. >> let no one be mistaken. donald trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded. >> reporter: now, he's a contender for energy secretary. likewise, there's former governor mitt romney who said this about trump -- >> there's plenty of evidence that mr. trump is a conman, a fake. >> reporter: now he's in the mix for secretary of state. >> went great.
>> reporter: romney was diplomatic. >> appreciate the chance to speak with the president-elect and look forward to the coming administration. >> do you still think he's a con artist, sir? >> reporter: presidential transitions are always a delicate dance, but typically the auditions of the possible dance partners happen well away from the public eye. over the past three days, at least 29 people came to pay court. either at trump's clubhouse in new jersey, or the gilded lobby of trump tower. not all of them will end up in the cabinet. there are also trump loyal imss with good reason to exmrukt a plum job. with chris christie standing next to him, trump was asked, would he get a job? >> is there a place for governor christie in your administration? >> he's a very talented man. great guy. smart and tough. see you later. >> reporter: trump clearly enjoys the suspension. >> we made a couple of deals, but we'll let you know soon. >> reporter: but some applicants unwittingly offered clues. chris coe back, an immigration
hard liner from kansas, walked in clutching this memo, outlining a plan to revamp the department of homeland security. all aliens from high risk areas are tracked, the document says. he has, in the past, proposed a muslim registry. incoming chief of staff reince priebus insists that's a nonstarter. >> look, i'm not going to rule out anything, but i wouldn't -- we're not going to have a registry based on a religion. >> reporter: other meetings are kept under the radar altogether. president-elect trump now says he's doing america's business, not his own, but these real estate developers building trump towers in india say this photo was taken after the election. >> after the election. and so david wright is with us live tonight, and david, the trump team has been asked how he will separate himself from his business, now that he's president-elect. >> reporter: and that is a huge question, david. donald trump is doing business in at least 18 countries, deals
worth more than $54 million. here's what kellyanne conway said. he's a businessman, he is also the president-elect, and she acknowledged, we're in unprecedented times. >> david wright, thank you. president-elect trump keeping his twitter account and using it to fight back this weekend, multiple times. against the cast of "hamilton." after their message to vice president-elect mike pence. but mr. pence had a much different reaction himself. and tonight, about mr. trump's demand for an apology in what the "hamilton" cast is now saying. here's abc's mary bruce. ♪ >> reporter: tonight, donald trump still wants an apology, but now, the star of the broadway hit "hamilton" says there's noal apology coming. the president-elect furious after his number two, mike pence, was booed at a performance. trump tweeting about it three separate times. the cast new pence was in the audience, and waited until after the show to deliver this
message. >> we, sir, we are the diverse america who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us. >> reporter: trump saying the cast was "very ruled," "harassed pence" and "should immediately apologize." today on the view, "hamilton" star said that's not happening. >> we have an opportunity to speak with our elected representatives, you must seize that opportunity. >> reporter: trump demanding an apologize after he, himself, has refused to apologize for a string of campaign insults. >> written by nice reporter,000 the poor guy, you have to see this guy. ah, i don't know what i said -- >> reporter: including the time he was accused of mocking a disabled reporter. >> maybe that's what i said. >> reporter: while the president-elect turned to twitter to express his outrage at "hamilton," mike pence handled it this way. >> i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave to others if it was the appropriate venue to say it. >> reporter: president-elect trump is tweeting about "saturday night live," bringing up trump's promise that he had a
plan to take on isis while refusing to reveal it. >> we've been stuck fighting isis for six years now. so, when we found out that you had a secret plan, it really energized us. >> that's right. a plan. very secret. >> reporter: trump's lashing out, saying "it is a totally one-sided, biased show, nothing funny at all. equal time for us?" david, actor alec baldwin responded on twitter, saying "equal time, the election is over. there is no more equal time. now you try to be president and people respond." that david? >> signaling they will continue on that front. mary bruce in new york tonight. mary, thank you. and overseas tonight from the vatican, pope francis with a message about women and abortion. the pontiff saying that abortion remains a, quote, grave sin, but now local priests will be allowed to hear the confessions of women who repent. until now, bishops have been able to refuse women any chance
of forgiveness. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the pipeline protest erupting into violence in this country. demonstrators clashing with police. officers in riot gear firing rubber bullets and tear gas. we're there tonight with new reporting. as, the new medical headline tonight about ghes ya and alzheimer's. ace tnd the police chase ou control. many asking, how did this happen?
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clashes with law enforcement. >> they just fired at us. they're firing at us. >> reporter: sheriff officials confirming rubber bullets and tear gas were used against the group. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: and fire hoses against an estimated 400 protesters. >> oh, [ bleep ], oh, [ bleep ]. you all right? they just shot him for speaking. >> reporter: organizers saying at least 17 people were taken to the hospital for injuries. it's the latest in a month's long standoff of a $3,800,000,001,200-mile pipeline under construction, from western north dakota to illinois. the standing rock the company in charge of building the pipeline saying they are willing to discuss safety concerns, but -- >> as far as the route, that's not going to change. >> reporter: david, protesters and authorities are concerned tonight about more scenes like that, as temperatures are again expected to drop below freezing. david? >> phillip mena with us tonight. thank you. when we come back, there is
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