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that's it for abc 7 news at 5. thank you for your time. have a great evening. we'll see you again at 6:00. welcome to "world news tonight." five days to the inauguration, and now the cia director blasting the president-elect. warning him about russia and outraged with trump's rhetoric. as more members of congress say they'll boycott the inauguration. and the civil rights legend now in a nasty fight with the president-elect. fire and ice. the dangerous mix of freezing rain and snow, taking lives. downing trees and power lines. the storm, on the move tonight. kidnapped at birth. new images of the emotional reunion. the parents seeing their daughter for the first time in 18 years. excessive force? the african-american grad student, fixing his car, but suspected of stealing it. tackled by police, then charged. >> sir, you're on video.
and, big top good-bye. the "greatest show on earth," why it's folding its tent for good after 146 years. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with the director of the cia taking aim at donald trump with stern words about russia and about mr. trump's own also, representative john lewis announcing he will boycott the inauguration. and the president-elect, retaliating with a blistering series of tweets, accusing the congressman of being all talk, no action. mike pence hoping congressman lewis will reconsider. but tonight, the man who stood up to the police many times in the 1960s is standing his the 1960s is standing his ground, and others are standing with him. here's david wright.
>> reporter: tonight, the president-elect is facing sharp criticism from the outgoing cia director. >> what i do find outrageous is equating the intelligence community with nazi germany. i do take great umbrage at that. >> reporter: trump took umbrage, calling on the intelligence chiefs to apologize for lending credibility to a salacious conspiracy theory. that russia has compromising material on trump. >> i think mr. trump has to understand, this is more than being about him. it's about the united states and national security. >> reporter: the cia director suggested that trump doesn't have a full grasp of the issues. >> i don't think he has a full appreciation of russia's capabilities. >> reporter: it's the second war of words for the president-elect this weekend. the other, between mr. trump, and the man that has been called the conscience of the congress. starting when congressman john lewis said he would boycott the
swearing-in at the capital. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> reporter: trump hit back hard, calling lewis all talk, talk, talk, no action or results. attacking one of the living links to dr. king's dream. a man who braved the billy clubs crossing the edmond pettis bridge. trump's criticism, launched on martin luther king weekend, no less. and these tweets prompted an outpouring of umbrage. >> i understand why john lewis feels the way he does. this is a very fearful and divided nation right now. >> reporter: at least 15 democrats skipping the inauguration. some of them citing trump's response to lewis as the reason. >> i hope john lewis, and others that have joined his plans to take a pass on the inauguration will rethink that, will be with us. >> reporter: today, vice president-elect mike pence pleaded for peace. >> you remember the great line, what the heck do you have to lose? >> what the hell do you have to
lose? >> he's committed to being president of all of the people of this country, to bring in jobs and prosperity in ways that the failed liberal policies of the last several generations have not. >> reporter: tomorrow, trump was scheduled to visit the smithsonian's museum of african-american culture and history, but that is now cancelled. not an auspicious start to inauguration week. tom? >> david, thank you. meantime, protesters taking to the streets in cities across the country. in washington, thousands marched in the rain for immigration and civil rights. and in boston, demonstrators at city hall, rallying for health care. a prelude to next weekend where bigger rallies are in the works. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: tonight, thousands of americans rallying around a highly charged mission -- saving obamacare.
from boston to tampa. from warren, michigan, to los angeles. >> we are seeing republicans play with russian roulette in the lives of people in our country. >> reporter: congress passing measures to start the process this week to repeal the affordable care act that has helped an estimated 20 million americans get health coverage. president-elect donald trump vowing in that wednesday presser -- >> it will be repeal and replace. it will be essentially simultaneously. >> reporter: but republicans are split on how to move forward. democrats pouncing on them to provide answers. >> so what sensible people have got to do is not simply repeal the affordable care act without any alternatives. >> reporter: republicans have the 51 votes needed to repeal obamacare. but it takes 60 votes to pass a replacement. there is no clear plan for that yet. cancer survivor jeff jeans confronting speaker paul ryan on thursday.
>> thanks to the affordable care act, i am standing here today alive. why would you repeal the affordable care act without a replacement? >> oh, we wouldn't do that. we want to replace it with something better. >> reporter: the latest polls indicate americans are split, 48% to 47%, on whether obamacare should be repealed. willie standley, who owns a small business in york, pennsylvania, says obamacare is simply unfair. >> the problem with it is, one, it's mandatory, not voluntary. two, it's an economic burden on people. and three, you're asking people to take care of those who don't take care of themselves. >> reporter: gop lawmakers indicate that coverage for pre-existing conditions may remain, but there's no definitive word on on children over 18 or what the caps will be on costly care. >> thank you. also in washington today, an inauguration rehearsal. stand-ins for mr. and mrs.
trump, then for the vice president-elect and his wife. planners working to get the timing and camera angles just right. you can see the real thing this friday, abc's coverage with george stephanopoulos and team beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. next tonight, a major winter storm on the move. winter weather alerts in 12 states. from new mexico to wisconsin. the dangerous weather taking at least nine lives. in nebraska, a fiery collision of two semi trucks on icy interstate 80. the drivers are okay. in oklahoma, an ice storm brought down this tree, smashing the truck below. here's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: tonight, a dangerous sheet of ice coating the heartland. this semi bursting into flames after careening into another truck on i-80 in nebraska. and in kansas, this highway trooper swerving to avoid another semi, sliding out of control. slick conditions in kansas city, too. this car sliding at least 100
feet down the roadway. other cars hitting that same patch of black ice. car accidents killing at least nine since friday. across the southern plains, icy tree limbs snapping, knocking out power lines. >> oh. the power just went out. >> reporter: the ice up to half an inch thick. enough to cripple neighborhoods like this one in oklahoma. we pulled over. we wanted to show you just how icy it is. i have to hold on to the car handle, kind of slipping and sliding here. you can see it's solid ice. this missouri delivery man, taking a tumble on a slippery sidewalk. >> oh! are you okay? >> reporter: and at arrowhead stadium, kansas city chiefs fans left waiting. tonight's game delayed as crews work to scrape the stadium out from under frigid ice, frozen solid. and tom, this freezing rain is expected to last into tonight, and increase into tomorrow morning. meaning more ice, and the potential for more problems on the road. >> adrienne, thank you.
let's turn to rob marciano. some dangerous images out there. >> reporter: certainly are, and this is day three of what for many will be a fourth day of this ice storm. the bulk of the freezing rain through kansas, nebraska. stretching through missouri and iowa, an ice storm warning through tomorrow. strong thunderstorms through texas. moving north and east. tomorrow, mixed precip, and snow across denver, another quarter to half an inch through nebraska and kansas. more dicey travel, maybe more trees down. these areas will be slow to warm up above freezing. tom? >> rob, thank you. and next to the incredible heartbreak when a baby was snatched from a maternity ward nearly two decades ago. tonight, new images of that
baby, now 18 years old, together with her birth parents for the first time. also, emotional details from the man who raised that little girl, who thought it was his daughter. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, the heartwarming images of a family reunited. 18 years after being kidnapped, a smiling daughter. her biological father full of gratitude. >> i love her. i was glad to see her. i love her. >> reporter: but there's heartache for the man who thought he was her father. >> i named her. it's a name i had for years. alexis kelly. the love of my life. >> reporter: charles manigo says his then-girlfriend gloria williams told him she gave birth to their daughter while he was away. they raised her from the time she was a newborn, sharing custody after they split up in 2003. celebrating milestones like prom. dna testing uncovering the truth. alexis was in fact baby kamayah, snatched from a florida hospital in 1998. manigo and alexis now dealing with the shocking news.
>> one of the hardest things she said on friday was, dad, i love you, even though she knows what's going on. >> reporter: tonight, 51-year-old williams is behind bars, facing charges for the kidnapping. police say she posed as a nurse and snuck the newborn out of the hospital, starting a frantic search. >> i just want to know where my baby is. i just want my baby back. >> reporter: manigo showing us childhood photos of alexis, a child he says everyone loved. >> i talk to her every day. the attention is overwhelming to her. she's still processing everything. it's a shock to me. it's a bigger shock to her. >> reporter: he says even though he's not her biological father, he'll always be there for her. >> she's still my child. i love her just that much. that's not going to change. she's the love of my life. she's still my child. >> reporter: a tough situation for everyone involved. williams is behind bars, awaiting extradition to florida. >> so much joy and sadness at
the same time. eva, thank you. and now to the situation in illinois raising questions about appropriate force. a man suspected of breaking in to what turned out to be his own car. here's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: a police department under scrutiny tonight for a violent takedown. >> on the ground! on the ground! >> reporter: newly-released dashcam video shows evanston, illinois, police stopping lawrence crosby for allegedly stealing a car. he gets out with his hands up. >> hands up! hands up! >> reporter: then officers rush him, saying he didn't get on the ground as ordered. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: officers can be seen hitting him. but while handcuffed on the ground, listen to what the motorist says next. >> this is my vehicle, sir. >> reporter: sure enough, crosby, a phd student at northwestern university, didn't steal anything and was simply driving his own car. police suspected crosby after a woman called 911. she thought he was trying to break into the vehicle.
he was actually doing roadside repair. on that call, she later admitted race might be affecting her judgment. >> i don't know if i'm, like, racial profiling. i feel bad. >> reporter: even after realizing they'd stopped an innocent man, police arrested him for disobeying orders. >> when we tell you to get down, you got to get down. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: police arguing that the use of force was justified. >> i would suggest that the police could have handled the stop considerably better. >> reporter: crosby was acquitted in the 2015 incident. the video is being released now, as he sues the police for excessive force and false arrest. tom? >> neal, thank you. moving on to the end of an era for ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. calling it quits after about a century and a half of entertainment. so, why is it happening? here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: for 146 years, the greatest show on earth has dazzled millions.
>> ladies and gentlemen! >> reporter: with those high-flying, larger than life acts. >> welcome to the greatest show on earth! >> reporter: but tonight, ringling brothers/barnum and bailey circus fans stunned to learn the so-called big top is coming down for good. >> this is your last chance. >> reporter: with the last performance now scheduled for may. >> no. why? >> reporter: feld entertainment, which owns the circus, saying they're shutting down in large part because of a sharp decline in ticket sales. especially since may, when -- >> come in! >> reporter: we watched as the world-famous elephants took their final bow. after a lifetime of traveling, just one last trip before a well-earned retirement. retiring to a conservation center in florida. >> removing the elephants from the touring units, we saw a very sharp drop in attendance. >> reporter: the decision coming after decades-long battles with animal rights groups. peta tonight celebrating the end of what it calls "the saddest show on earth."
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finally tonight, the sixth-grader and the principal standing up to cancer, and to bullies. here's john donvan. on why they're both "america strong." >> reporter: jackson johnston. sixth-grader from pekin, iowa. before he shaved his hair off, and after. and why? because jackson's grandfather, whom he calls papa, is sick with lymphoma and is already losing some of his hair from the chemotherapy. so jackson went in for one of these cuts. and then he went to see papa. >> and then jackson comes in and takes his hat off and says, "hey, papa, i thought we'd start a new club." and just the emotion that came over his face. >> reporter: the next day, when jackson went to school, not everybody got it.
>> i was going to my first class, and someone said, you look like you have cancer. >> reporter: enter school principal tim hadley, who knows about cancer. >> my mother had cancer. my mother-in-law had uterine cancer. my grandfather didn't finish his battle against cancer. it was something that resonated deeply with me. >> reporter: notice that principal hadley has a tight haircut, too. that's because when he heard what was going on, to make a point, he called an assembly and went under the razor. in fact, he had jackson do the job. the point was made. >> probably the number one principal ever. >> reporter: now, jackson's papa is next for the full head haircut, as soon as he's feeling a little better. but knowing what just happened, the story of jackson's haircut has got to help. john donvan, abc news. >> so tonight, we salute jackson and mr. hanley for being "america strong." "gma" first thing in the morning. david muir right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night. david muir right back here tomorrow night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening.
good night. tonight at 6:00, taking a stand for obamacare. thousands join the national rally to stop its repeal. a deputy from the east bay bruised and bloodied in this mug shot now faces an attempted murder charge. here comes a rain again. a look at the storms headed our way. >> announcer: live where you live, this is abc 7 news. good evening, i'm eric thomas. a contra costa deputy is accused of trying to kill another man. sacramento police said on friday night kyle roland got into an argument at a house party. he pulled a gun, someone tried to take it away from him. hi fired the weapon. no one was hurt. police arrived to find him being held down by another person. he's being held without bail.
roland had been with the contra costa sheriff's office since october. a spokesperson says his employment has been terminated. thousands rallied across the nation to fight for obamacare. it's helped 20 million americans get insured, however donald trump has promised to repeal the law saying it's broken. leslie brinkley is live where some familiar faces. leslie? >> reporter: that's right. eric, a few famous folks here, i can tell you thousands and thousands of people showed up at san francisco city hall with appearances by democratic congressional lead and then a surprise sing aalong with '60s eyenen and activist joan baez ♪ ain't gonna let no ego mannian turn me around ♪ ♪ keep on talkin' ♪