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dogs have on stage. >> i worry about the limitations when you have two left feet. they are too tonight, inside trump tower. the president-elect emerging from the elevators with kanye west. what the two then said. and it came just hours after mr. trump's choice for secretary of state. critics pouncing on rex tillerson's relationship with vladimir putin. breaking news tonight. a hung jury? what we've just learned, and what the judge just ordered in the case of the florida wife accused of plotting to kill her husband. police staging this scene, telling her that her husband had been killed. the grandfather, 73 years old, unarmed, shot and killed by police. tonight, his family says, he had dementia. new surveillance right here tonight. the arctic blast moving in this evening. 100 million americans facing wind chills 10 to 20 below zero. and the major recall at this hour. the popular kitchen appliance.
authorities say pieces of the blade can break away in your food. several injuries reported. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we begin with that surprise meeting today at trump tower. the guest, making headlines in the lobby. and that visit came hours after the biggest announcement yet involving the president-elect's cabinet. mr. trump choosing exxon ceo rex tillerson for secretary of state. tonight, praising him, as critics take aim at his ties with russian president vladimir putin. but when mr. trump came down to the lobby today, it was not his secretary of state choice that he talked about. no questions taken on that front. instead, it was a photo-op with kanye west. abc's tom llamas leads us off from trump tower. >> reporter: today, just hours after announcing his pick for secretary of state, the president-elect emerging from trump tower elevators not with his top diplomat, but with rapper kanye west.
the two meeting upstairs, posing for photos obtained by tmz. and afterwards, walking over to reporters. >> just friends. just friends. and -- he's a good man. long time. we've been friends for a long time. >> what did you guys discuss? >> life. >> reporter: but the headlines everywhere else? rex tillerson, the exxon mobil ceo trump tapped for secretary of state, touting his "vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments." among them, russia, now accused by american intelligence agencies, including the cia, of deploying hackers to disrupt the election. though trump himself still doesn't believe it. tillerson has a long history with russia's president vladimir putin, seen here at a champagne toast. >> i've known him since 1999. and i have a very close relationship with him. >> reporter: putin awarding tillerson one of russia's highest honors for foreigners. and today, the white house breaking from the cordial
transition with this direct shot at trump. >> throughout his campaign, the president-elect indicated his intent, if elected president, to pursue warmer relations with russia. so, what better way to do that than to choose somebody who's been awarded the order of friendship by vladimir putin to be your secretary of state? >> reporter: and tillerson says russia sees him as a straight shooter. >> and they know if i say no, it means no. and talking about it more isn't going to change that. no is still going to be no. over the years, i think, we have earned each other's respect, and the importance is, then, when we say yes, we know you'll follow through on that yes. >> reporter: if confirmed, tillerson will be the first secretary of state to have never served in government or in the military. his entire career, 40 years at exxon. and the company could make billions if the trump administration lifts sanctions on russia. that hasn't gone unnoticed on capitol hill. republican senator marco rubio
saying the next secretary of state must be, quote, free of potential conflicts of interest. but standing in tillerson's corner today, former secretaries of state condoleeza rice and james baker and former defense secretary bob gates. all three work for law firms who represent exxon. back at trump tower, the president-elect refusing to discus any of it. the outspoken west, tight-lipped, as well. >> kanye, no comment about your meeting with the president-elect? this is the president-elect of the united states. nothing to say? >> i just want to take a picture right now. >> reporter: and as they said their good-byes -- >> so long, man. you take care of yourself. i'll see you soon, all right? >> reporter: west later tweeting he was there to, quote, discuss multicultural issues. >> and tom llamas with us live at trump tower tonight. and tom, we saw president-elect trump and kanye west in the lobby today. many still waiting for that press conference. in november, the president-elect declaring in a tweet, quote, i will be holding a major news conference in new york city with my children on december 15th, to
discuss the fact that i will be leaving my great business to fully focus on running the country. what's the trump team telling you now? when will that happen, this press conference, and what's their explanation for the delay? >> reporter: david, as you mentioned, that news conference was supposed to be thursday, now it's been postponed, quote, to the near future. the trump team saying they're busy with transition work. but trump did take to twitter, saying that he's going to leave the company to his two sons and executives at the trump corporation. and get this, that "no new deals would be done during my terms in office." but still, no many questions. what exactly does that mean? because every transaction will be scrutinized while he's this the white house. david? >> tom llamas, live at trump tower tonight. tom, thank you. we turn next tonight to new surveillance coming in just before we came on the air tonight, in a troubling case. video from that neighborhood where a 73-year-old grandfather, suffering from dementia, was shot and killed by police during a late night walk. officers were responding to a call from an eyewitness. but the family says he had no gun, and was wandering because of the dementia. here's abc's matt gutman.
>> reporter: scrutiny is mounting tonight against the bakersfield, california, police department for shooting and killing that unarmed 73-year-old man. just before 1:00 a.m. on monday, you can see in this surveillance video, police responding to this dispatch call. >> brown jacket, unknown if under the influence. armed with a revolver. >> reporter: but the dispatcher also alerts officers about something else. >> francisco serna, reported as to having dementia. >> reporter: mabel jones' daughter made that 911 call about serna, not recognizing her neighborhood. >> they told him to go back across the street, don't come out, go back. and he just kept coming. and they shot him. >> reporter: francisco serna lived in that house, and it was just feet from his front door where the officers encountered him right in the driveway of his neighbor's house and it was here that they opened fire. neighbor donald clark heard the gunshots. >> they killed that man for absolutely no reason. >> reporter: neighbors are
saying that that man was killed in cold blood. >> i think the investigation will show that our officers are trained to and are allowed to use deadly force. >> reporter: abc news has learned at least seven shots were fired. tonight, serna's family is demanding justice. >> they all knew this was the man with dementia, and my father gets killed. that was -- that's just inexcusable. >> reporter: we may never know exactly what happened, david, and that's because, this department says there was no body cam, no dash cam and no surveillance video of the shooting itself. david? >> matt gutman with us tonight. thanks, matt. and now to a bombshell in another case. making national headlines. is it a hung jury? the jury telling the judge late today, they are deadlocked. the wife accused of ordering a hitman to kill her husband. the video captured by investigators. tonight, what the judge has now ordered the jury to do. abc's mara schiavocampo with late developments. >> reporter: deadlocked. >> we the jury feel that we cannot reach a unanimous decision. >> reporter: tonight, the jury in that dramatic murder for trial hire telling the court
they cannot agree on a verdict, after beginning deliberations early today. prosecutors say dalia dippolito hired an undercover officer posing as a hitman to kill her husband in 2009. the state showing this video during the trial, a fake murder scene carefully staged by police. >> is your husband michael? okay, i'm sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: jurors also saw this video. dippolito in a car with the phony killer for hire. >> you definitely want to do this? >> i'm positive, like 5,000% sure. >> reporter: while dippolito didn't testify, she says she was just acting as part of a reality tv show, maintaining her innocence in an interview with abc's amy robach. >> did you want your husband dead? >> no, absolutely not. >> did you hire a hitman to kill your husband? >> no. >> reporter: in 2011, dippolito was convicted of sligsatiolicito
commit first degree murder, sentenced to 20 years in prison, but that was overturned on appeal. david, for now, the judge has sent the jury home to rest and will ask them to continue deliberating in the morning. david? >> mara schiavocampo with us tonight. thanks, mara. next this evening, 100 million americans bracing for dangerous cold this evening. wind chills well below zero, after deadly winter storms. a driver rescued from an icy pond in minnesota today. her suv sliding off the road there. tonight, winter weather alerts in 14 states now, from california, clear across to new york. and abc's alex perez, from chicago. >> reporter: tonight, that arctic blast turning roads outside chicago to ice rinks. outside minneapolis, one woman lucky to be alive after her suv goes off the road and into a frozen pond. one person rushing over with a wood pallet. the driver using a fire extinguisher to smash open her rear window. those good samaritans then helping pull her to safety. bands of heavy snow moving through ohio and indiana today, leaving more accidents in their wake.
back in chicago, commuter rail workers lighting fires to keep track switches warm. with even colder air on the way, a medical warning. if you suspect frostbite, don't make this mistake. >> we often see patients that have actually burned themselves because they're sticking numb hands in front of a heat source and not realizing how hat that that can be. >> reporter: and david, here in chicago, it only gets worse. today, the high temperature felt like 9 degrees. tonight, it will feel like 9 below zero. david? >> the hearty people of chicago have seen it before. alex, thank you. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee, tracking the cold tonight. hey, ginger. >> reporter: hey, david. as soon as the wind chill drops below 25 below zero, that's when you can get frostbite in less than 30 minutes. so, let's look at that air that's actually touching parts of the northern plains tonight. and will settle in, the nucleus of the cold air, to places like chicago by thursday morning, where you see a 19 below for a wind chill. it moves east and by friday, it's 4 below, new york city. 17 below, boston. and this is really a sign of winter.
as is all that moisture headed to northern california. warm and moist air, more than four inches of rain could fall in the northern sierra. got to be careful. flash flooding and debris floe. david? >> all right, ginger zee with us tonight. ginger, thank you. we move onto other news now, and the chilling moments in court today in charleston, south carolina. dylann roof on trial in the murders of nine black worshippers at a bible study. they had asked him to join him them in prayer. tonight here, prosecutors revealing just how carefully they say dylann roof prepared. abc's steve osunsami in charleston. >> reporter: jurors learned today this admitted racist and accused murderer, seen here entering this historic black church, had staked out mother emanuel ame several times, months before the killings in 2015. an fbi agent explains that a gps device in dylann roof's car shows he drove nearly two hours from his home in columbia, to the church in charleston, in december of 2014, twice in february the next year, again in april, and then twice in may.
in this cold-blooded fbi confession, roof admits to killing nine people and explains why he hates black americans. >> i had to do it, because nobody else is going to do it. nobody else is brave enough to do anything about it. >> reporter: police say they found more of these. pictures of roof with confederate flags and even wearing white hoods on computers and thumb drives at his home. they also found drawers and closets full of hollow point bullets. >> well, actually i bought them at a different walmart. not for any reason, it's just, i didn't have the money. >> reporter: the trial could close soon, and the last witness will be one of three survivors who says roof told her that he would let her live so she could tell the story. david? >> steve osunsami with us again tonight. overseas tonight, and the breaking headline. the city of aleppo in syria, now falling to the syrian government. there was an apparent agreement late today with the rebels, allowing remaining families to escape with their lives. but there are reports that in the final hours before that deal, syrian troops were
described as going door-to-door, killing family mebls w members still there. abc's alex marquardt, who just left syria. >> reporter: tonight, harrowing reports of president assad's forces carrying out summary executions on innocent civilians in aleppo. the u.n. claiming more than 80 people shot on site, including two dozen women and children, leaving bodies lying in the streets. a spokesman calling the reports, "a complete meltdown of humanity." tonight, the cease-fire now declared, with much of the information coming out nearly impossible to verify. a syrian general calling the charges of executions baseless. the latest fighting right near where we reported from just days ago. because now, the rebels are lobbing mortars. there have been chilling pleas from those who say they were trapped in the horror. >> more than 50,000 of civilians are threatened with field executions.
>> reporter: today, the mass exodus. women and children with empty stares, seeking safety. where they go from here, far from certain. alex marquardt, abc news, london. >> alex, thank you. and next tonight, the dramatic final moments of the doomed cargo ship "el faro," before it sank heading into hurricane joaquin in the atlantic last year. transcripts of the ship's voice recorder now revealing that the mate requested several times to divert around that storm, and the captain's fatal decision to stay the course. the engine giving out. all 33 crew members were lost with that ship. just some of their faces right there. back here at home tonight, to the economy, more records on wall street today. the dow now poised to hit a new milestone. the index getting 114 more points today, closing at 19,911. so close to 20,000. the 16th record high just since the election. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the major recall tonight.
the popular kitchen appliance found in millions of homes in the country. and the new warning that pieces of the blade that can break away in your food. several injuries reported, and what you should do right now. the big change coming to the super bowl. if you are a fan of the commercials, the one thing you will not be seeing this year. and made in america is back tonight. and tonight, it's your ideas. here's a clue. one thing that will end up on the christmas dinner table, they began whipping it up in 1948. any guesses?
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specifically with four rivets, and a beige plastic center hub. the company says over time, these blades can crack, sending small metal pieces into your food. >> there are dozens of incidents of cuts to the mouth and broken teeth because of these products. >> reporter: conair says there are 69 reports of people finding metal in their food. >> well, these are in millions of american homes, including my own, and they're really dangerous products. >> reporter: the recall includes 22 models sold over the last 20 years. and david, you can find that model number on the bottom of your machine. the company is offering a free replacement blade. david? >> linzie janis, thank you. when we come back, the new headline about bill cosby tonight. the screaming match erupting in court. also, the call for help. the young boy trapped under that flipped atv. the officer, the rescue, and you'll see it here. and the big change tonight coming to the super bowl. we couldn't believe this one.
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the comedian joking as he arrived for today's hearing on his sex assault case, saying, quote, don't taze me, bro. in this case, he's accused of attacking a woman in his home in 2004. a screaming match erupting between prosecutors and defense attorneys, arguing whether 13 other women accusing cosby of sex abuse should be allowed to testify. the child trapped under an atv outside savannah, georgia. dash cam video showing the deputy racing to the scene. the atv on its side. a 10-year-old trapped underneath. the deputy attaching a strap from his patrol car, pulling it upright. the boy is okay tonight. a major advertiser is sitting out the super bowl. for the first time in a decade, frito-lay says it will not buy ad time for any of its products. the company's dorito commercials are usually among the most popular. and congratulations to our friend robin roberts tonight. she's being inducted into the sports broadcasting hall of fame. she began her career as a sports anchor in 1983. robin was a mainstay at espn for 15 years before joining "good morning america." ten inductees tonight. we are proud of robin.
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do not drink alcohol in excess. to avoid long-term injury, get medical help right away for an erection lasting more than four hours. if you have a sudden decrease or loss of hearing or vision, or an allergic reaction, stop taking cialis and get medical help right away. ask your doctor about cialis. finally, made in america christmas is back. and tonight, your ideas. keep them coming. you've already hit a sweet spot. jeffersonville, vermont. julie daniels and her family sending us their one thing. >> hi, david. we're just out here doing some quick christmas shopping. >> look at the snow. christmas is nearly here. >> picked up some of our absolute family favorite runamok maple syrup.
>> runamok maple. 20 workers making barrel-aged and flavored maple syrups. 750 bottles an hour. >> made in america! woo-hoo! >> and there's beecher's cheese. we remember the fedex man right there, his busiest time of the year. his christmas deliveries. they sell cheese from all over america. so, this is the cheese counter. >> it is. >> 40 new hires since our first report on beecher. sales up 40%. can you rattle off some states that are represented in the case? >> oh, my gosh. of course wisconsin, minnesota, washington, oregon, vermont, new york. texas. >> i mean, come on. >> i know -- >> can't forget texas. the workers at beecher say, don't forget the american farmer this christmas. they suited me up. this was milk just 30 minutes ago. on its way. you want to flip -- how was that? >> that's it. >> and from beecher's cheese to another american recipe for christmas. otis spunkmeyer cookies in san leandro, california. baking 20 million pounds of cookies for the holidays. >> the best thing is, when i have one of my kids with me and they say, hey, my dad makes that.
>> santa? >> and who knew that reddi-whip was whipped up in america? >> ho ho ho. >> dad, what are you doing? >> invented in 1948, originally delivered door to door by milkmen, made in indiana at fair oaks dairy farm, family owned. that cream then shipped to indianapolis, where 100 workers mix it. 360,000 cans a day. >> i have a strong sense of pride. we actually make it here in indianapolis. >> they make it with three words in mind this christmas. >> made in america! >> making me hungry. keep tweeting me your ideas. i'm david muir. we'll see you right back here tomorrow. good night.
when we can expect the heaviest rain. >> two big tests today for an open raider plan for fans who are loyal to their soil. and -- >> i think it's a very important signal to the government. >> a show of solidarity by the tech community vowing to never help the president-elect do something they fear. >> it was quite scary. the flames were quite high. >> a frightening fire now a criminal act. >> a woman died in the flames and tonight we're learning the search is on for her killer. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm alma dietz. >> we begin with developing news out of the east bay. an investigation of a house fire is now a homicide investigation. >> the fire started inside a home on grove way in castro
valley. the sheriff's office is there now and so is abc 7 reporter katie marzullo. katie, what's the latest? >> reporter: they let us know that technicians inside the home will be on the scene for several more hours, if not overnight, sifting through the debris inside the home there. they tell us this is truly a horrific crime scene. here's what we know right now as we take a look at some video shot earlier today, that a woman was found dead in a burning home. it was around 2:45 this morning. but as we mentioned, we know now that the woman was not killed in the fire. they performed an autopsy around 9:00 this morning and are now calling her death a murder. sheriff's spokesperson telling me that he can confirm she was not shot but that she suffered brutal and violent injuries consistent with homicide. her body was found in the garage and it was actually her body that was set on fire, and then that fire spread to the