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david muir is coming up next. >> tonight, the deadly storm system. the sheets of ice and the snow. the dangerous commute at this hour. and the deep freeze now sweeping in across much of this country. from seattle to chicago to the northeast tonight. the chilling moment in court today. images never seen before. dylann roof walking into that historic church, then walking out with the gun, after killing the churchgoers who invited him to pray with them. also breaking, the trump white house. who's out tonight. also, president-elect trump won't be giving up his producing role on the tv reality show "celebrity apprentice." his team tonight explaining why. the takedown. growing outrage after an officer is cleared tonight after a suspect is shot and paralyzed. the k9 unleashed, too. and, the warning.
the holiday e-mail you could soon be getting about a delivery. we'll tell you the one letter to look out for. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. it's a white-knuckle drive home for millions. icy highways and several feet of snow in many places. a sweeping system that will leave its mark from coast to coast. winter storm alerts in 19 states. lake effect snow, being measured in feet. and that dangerous commute. and i-90, the scene of the massive pileup in the last 24 hours. in portland, oregon, the sidewalks covered with ice. part of that major system quickly moving eastward. and what's now coming this weekend? here's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: tonight, a relentless winter assault. the great lakes getting pummeled with high winds, even lighting and thunder snow.
>> pretty bad visibility. >> reporter: cars sliding off the roads in jordan, new york. in jamestown, we found driver bob west struggling with the conditions. >> i've never put one in the ditch yet. it's the people around me that scare me. >> reporter: this truck flipping over on interstate 90. the scene of more than 100 wrecked vehicles in the last 24 hours on that interstate. a 70-car pileup in erie, pennsylvania. rescue crews racing to pick people out. this was the view from inside. and 50 cars crashed just west of there in ohio. 20 injured, 3 seriously. and shut down the highway for nearly 15 hours. now, a new storm in the west turning places like portland, oregon, into skating rinks. this woman struggling just to stay on her feet on icy pavement. many schools closed. this school bus skidding off the road near vancouver. thankfully, no one was hurt. and high winds knocking out power for thousands, sending
huge trees crashing into homes. >> adrienne, the snow isn't ending anytime soon, is it? >> reporter: no, it's coming down all around us, very steadily, with a deep freeze into the morning. the first major storm of the season not letting up until sometime next week. >> adrienne, thank you. in the meantime, let's get to ginger zee, she's with us live tracking the system. and the dangerous cold moving in across the country. hey, ginger. >> reporter: david, the frigid air has moved over the lakes. already one to two feet. and the lake effect machine still churning. western new york, michigan. and another snow system developing in the pacific northwest, moving east of the rockies. some places getting six-plus inches of snow.
like north of chicago, green bay, detroit, into ohio. in pink, the next snow system. and sub-zero windchills for places like minneapolis and green bay by thursday. david? >> ginger, thank you. in the meantime, we turn to other news this friday night. a chilling scene in court today, video we've never seen before. jurors shown dylann roof walking into a church, where members of a bible study invited him to join them in prayer. he killed nearly all of them. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: in surveillance videos played in court from outside this historic black church, you see the moment when dylann roof pulls into a parking space, and when evil walks in, and then out, of god's house. jurors heard his disturbing video confession recorded by the fbi, where the 22-year-old acts as if he he's talking about a night out on the town.
>> did you shoot them? >> yes. >> what kind of gun did you use? roof chuckles. >> a glock .45. >> reporter: families in court were in tears seeing the faces of the nine parishioners roof is accused of taking from this earth in june of 2015. 87-year-old susie jackson, cynthia hurd and reverend pinckney. these are their last moments alive. >> advising of an active shooter. multiple people down. >> reporter: "why did you have to do it," they ask him. "well, i had to do it because somebody had to do something. because black people are killing white people every day. they rape 100 white people a day." he says he bought the gun, seen here, after his 21st birthday. "how many times did you reload?" "all the times. well, it's complicated. they were all under the tables. when i shot a magazine, it was like, pop, popop, pop, pop, pop pop. like that." at times he laughed, telling the story. the agents had him draw on paper where he was sitting.
he says he fired the first shot sitting down, and says no one tried to stop him. >> an awful day in court for so many of those families. steve, in that confession, roof tells the fbi what he says sent him down this path? >> reporter: he says it was the racially divisive case of trayvon martin in florida that woke him up. he says he's not a skinhead or a member of the kkk. but instead, a white nationalist, who believes in the supremacy of white people. david? >> steve, thank you. next to breaking developments involving the trump white house. a short time ago, we learned rudy giuliani has taken himself out of consideration for secretary of state. and giuliani himself tonight explaining why. also, the trump team responding to word that the president-elect will continue in his producing role on "celebrity apprentice." offering their reason why. here's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight, a
bombshell from team trump. rudy giuliani removing himself from consideration for a position in the trump administration. >> i saw that he had so many good candidates available. i mean, there was no reason to complicate his life any longer. >> reporter: at one point giuliani was on the shortlist for secretary of state. even campaigning for the position. but as trump's list of potential candidates expands with mitt romney and that publicized dinner, and now exxon mobil ceo rex tillerson in the mix, giuliani's stock dropped. tonight, giuliani saying romney disqualified himself with attacks in the primaries. >> my advice would be, mitt went just a little too far to -- you can make friends and make up, but i don't -- i would not see him as a candidate for the cabinet. >> reporter: in a statement, the president-elect saying of giuliani, "he is and continues to be a close personal friend." trump's transition drama comes as he continues his tough talk
to american companies shipping jobs overseas. >> we don't want companies to leave our country, go to another country. i mean, carrier is a great example. and carrier, we did a great job with carrier. >> reporter: the president-elect also getting in a very public fight with carrier's union leader chuck jones. tonight, major unions coming to jones' defense. jones called out trump for exaggerating the amount of carrier jobs he helped from going to mexico. trump tweeted, "chuck jones has done a terrible job representing workers. no wonder companies flee!" jones thanking trump for keeping some jobs, but cautioning him not to spread false hope. >> how many times can you take credit for the same jobs staying here in the city? >> reporter: trump also dealing with new questions about his continued role as an executive producer of "celebrity apprentice." >> you're fired. you're fired. you're fired. >> reporter: today, trump's team defending the decision to work in show business while handling the nation's business. >> presidents have a right to do
things in their spare time or their leisure time. >> reporter: this, as trump continues his "apprentice"-like auditions for his cabinet, filling it with millionaires and billionaires. >> "why can't they have people of modest means?" because i want people that made a fortune. >> reporter: trump's most recent millionaire to join the team -- fast food executive andy puzder. the transition team calls him a proven job creator. puzder, a vocal opponent of substantially raising the minimum wage, has talked of replacing human workers with robots. puzder quoted as saying, "they're always polite. they always upsell. they never take a vacation." today, in baton rouge, trump already looking forward to the next election. >> i don't need your vote. can you imagine that? four years, i'll need your vote. >> and tom joins us live. and even as president-elect trump has warned of a 35% tariff, a major company still
planning with plans to move manufacturing? >> reporter: ford tells abc news they're moving a production line from michigan to mexico, but there will be no net job loss. trump has threatened american companies they will have a 35% tariff for moving to other countries. david? >> tom, our thanks to you. and president obama has ordered a deep dive review of hacking attempts to influence the election. a top security official saying, we may have crossed into a new threshold. in october, 17 u.s. intelligence agencies blamed russia for hacking. including the theft of e-mails from the democratic party and the clinton campaign. this week, president-elect trump says he does not believe the reports of russian interference with the election. president obama says he wants the report before he leaves office. meantime, the russian government is being accused of a staggering sports conspiracy.
an international investigation has found that athletes took part in a doping conspiracy between 2011 and 2015. that includes london and sochi. dozens of medals are now at stake in the olympics. back here at home, and growing controversy after the release of dash cam video that showed a police shooting that left a driver paralyzed. a routine traffic stop that escalated until the officer fired three times. that video only released after a grand jury cleared the officer without hearing the other person's side of the story. here's lindsay davis. >> reporter: questions tonight surrounding this newly-released video showing a police shooting that left a man paralyzed. the footage from last month shows a cedar rapids, iowa, officer pulling over jerime mitchell for a broken license plate light. when he approached, he smelled marijuana. jones tries to handcuff mitchell. then a struggle. the officer releases his k9, who appears to attack mitchell. he gets back in the truck and starts to drive away. jones then fires at least three
shots, later saying he feared he'd be run over. mitchell was left paralyzed. >> hearing it is one thing. seeing it on tape is actually heartbreaking. especially when you know that, you know, he wasn't trying to resist. >> reporter: mitchell's family confronted the prosecutor after the grand jury chose not to indict. >> if you're taken into custody, you don't resist arrest and you certainly don't try to run from the scene. >> reporter: in a statement released this week, mitchell said he was attacked without provocation. but the grand jury made a decision without hearing any statement from mitchell, who was unable to speak immediately after the incident. both men have differing accounts of how the traffic stop escalated. but we're not able to hear the conversation because the officer says his lapel mike wasn't working. >> linsey davis, thank you. we turn to the galaxy note 7 smartphones, already banned on flights. but the threat that one might be brought onboard anyway may soon be gone for good. samsung announcing its next
software upgrade will stop the phone from being charged at all. samsung pulled the phone after reports of overheating. some even catching fire. about 133,000 phones are still unaccounted for in this country. in the meantime, a different concern for airline passengers tonight. word that the passenger sitting next to you could soon be making and receiving calls on their phone using wi-fi onboard. we want your opinion tonight. here's david kerley. >> reporter: it sounds like the government is saying "can you hear me now" from a jet, proposing rules that might allow wi-fi calls, think skype or facetime, with restrictions. the fear, too much talking in a confined cabin. >> hello? >> can you give me a call back? bye-bye. >> reporter: one of the biggest providers, go-go, isn't optimistic. i talked to them on a wi-fi call as they were flying over the midwest. you don't see it happening even though you are providing the technology? >> the technology has existed for a very long time, but the truth of the matter is, passengers don't want it. and frankly, our commercial
airline partners don't want it. >> reporter: but if the airlines change their minds, the government is proposing rules that passengers would be told when they buy a ticket, that calls would be allowed. so, this may be the first and last time that i have a conversation with somebody on a plane? >> it might be the first and last. there are plenty of opportunities to stay in touch on a flight without taking a voice call. >> reporter: the government is asking for comments, and is expected to get quite a few, about calls on planes. >> david, thank you. and from wall street, another all-time high to report. the dow gaining another 142 points, closing at 19,756. the 14th record high since the election. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight." the important warning we want to share with you. the fake holiday e-mail that could land in your inbox and cost you a lot of money. the one letter to look for. and, fire on the water. more than a dozen boats in flames. investigators are on the scene.
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come early. our persons of the week. eva and erika sandoval, just 2 years old. conjoined twins, born that way from the chest down. the team at stanford's lucile packard children's hospital with the sandovals every step of the way. celebrating each milestone. the twins here, just 3 months old. their tiny socks. for years, meticulously planning the surgery to separate them. and this week, they were ready. >> it has been a long journey to get here. it's really been a dream come true. >> reporter: first, a prayer in the o.r. then, the grueling, marathon operation. 3d models used to help guide them. 17 hours later, success. watch as the sisters are wheeled out, one by one. >> they have a strong, loving family, and they'll have the independence that they've been looking for. i wanted each girl to have half of the belly button, so that for the rest of their life, they can look at that half a belly button
and think, that's where i was connected to my sister. >> reporter: eva and erika's parents overcome. grateful to the team they now call family. >> thank you to all the doctors and the department for believing. >> reporter: the first 72 hours after surgery are the most harrowing, doctors say. tonight, they've marked another milestone. eva and erika are recovering in stable condition in the icu. mom, dad, and that team of 50 doctors, nurses, specialists, all right there, too. and so we choose eva, erika, their parents, and that team. we're pulling for them every step of the way. i'll see you monday. good night. erika, their parents, and that team. we're pulling for them every step of the way. i'll see you monday. good night. as investigators search for
the cause of tragedy in the oakland warehouse fire. the first real look ind side the building a awe hear from the country's foremost expert on how using thermal imaging can pinpoint the path of a fire. a water main break in san francisco is still causing problems. plus -- [ indiscernible ] >> the force is strong in this one. leukemia survivor giving back tonight to some little jedis who need a lot of love. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts right now. one week ago, 36 people lost their lives when flames broke out inside a warehouse in oakland. tonight investigators are ruling out one cause as they use state of the art technology to pinpoint what sparked this tragic fire. good evening. today the alameda sheriff's office released the last five
names of 36 people killed in friday night's fire. >> this as atf brings in special teams to figure out what went wrong. and they gave an update on their investigation today. >> abc 7 news reporter, leslie brinkley was there and live in oakland with the story. leslie. >> reporter: the investigation, atf came out today and officially said that they're now looking into power cords, power out lets, in the warehouse, and the area where the fire started as the possible trigger. and as you mentioned, they have completely ruled out the refrigerator as the the cause of the blaze. the electrical engineers have conclusively ruled out the refrigerator as a source of ignition. the refrigerator was in the area of origin, but is not the cause of the fire. atf forensic mapping team setting up cameras in the warehouse to produce not a 3 d image but detailed diagram of items in ghost ship. a process that is