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tonight, breaking news. president trump reveals his decision to the country, to the world. "we're out," he says, pulling out of the paris climate accord. tonight, fierce reaction. pouring in. the ceo of ge blasting the deal, saying climate change is real. and tonight, germany, france and italy issuing a joint statement. the resort attack overseas. the images coming in at this hour. reports of gunfire. tourists trampling each other to get out. the emergency in midair in this country. the flight from chicago to miami. flames shooting from the engine. the deadly plant explosion. the search at this hour for the missing. and the tiger woods video. the sobriety test. and you will hear him answering the officers' questions. among them, "do you know where you are?"
good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. we begin tonight with reaction across this country and the world about president trump's decision to pull out the paris climate accord. the u.s. joining only syria and nicaragua not joining the deal. he said he was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh not paris. tonight the mayor of pittsburgh among the many reacting and president trump a short time ago, fielding calls from the german chancellor and from the french president. went on television saying, make our planet great again. saying the united states has turned it back on the world. abc's senior white house correspondent, cecilia vega leading us off. >> reporter: with the world watching, today the president walked into the rose garden to deliver the news himself -- >> therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect america and its citizens, the united states will
withdraw from the paris climate accord. thank you. >> reporter: he's making good on a campaign promise, but in his own inner circle, the divisions ran deep. right there in the front row, the man who lobbied for withdrawal, his chief strategist steve bannon. not seen, those who opposed leaving the deal -- daughter ivanka. she was home, marking the jewish holiday. the last-minute lobbying from around the world intense, but the bottom line for president trump -- american jobs. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris.
i promised i would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve america's interests. >> reporter: the reaction swift, the mayor of pittsburgh tweeting, "i can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the paris agreement for our people, our economy & future." the sierra club saying, "congratulations, president bannon." leonardo dicaprio tweeting "our planet suffered." but the president said the benefits just didn't add up. a number of republicans agreeing, including paul ryan -- the paris climate agreement was simply a raw deal for america. >> even if the paris agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a .02% of 1 degree. think of that. this much celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100.
a tiny, tiny amount. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, he called climate change a hoax. >> a lot of it is a hoax. it's a hoax. it's a moneymaking industry, okay, a lot of it. >> reporter: but recently aides said his views are evolving. on that foreign trip, he faced intense lobbying from world leaders, including the pope. the president's beliefs about global warming not made any clearer today. just five minutes after announcing his decision to leave the paris accord, he declared his love for the environment. >> as someone who cares deeply about the environment, which i do, i can't in good conscious support a deal that punishes the united states, which it does. >> reporter: while president trump says he would be willing to negotiate the deal all over again -- >> we will see if we can make a deal that's fair, and if we can that's great, and if we can't, that's fine. >> reporter: tonight, from the leaders of france, germany, italy, a collective rejection. their joint statement saying the
paris climate accord cannot be renegotiated. this german paper saying, "danke, donald." the german chancellor even calling the president. she says she's "disappointed." and late today the french president emannuel macron saying this -- "make our planet great again." >> cecilia, nearly 200 countries had signed the paris climate agreement. so much has been made this agreement was nonbinding. work needs to be done on climate change. what was the urgency of getting out of something quickly that was nonbinding. >> reporter: for him this is about jobs, making good on that campaign promise. he and this white house are chalking this up to a big win at a time when they desperately need one. >> cecilia, thank you. former president barack obama was among the first to weigh in before president trump was even done in the rose garden. the former presidentish shug a
statement, the nations that remain in the paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits of jobs created. i believe the united states of america should be at the front of the pack. also tonight here, mayors across this country and corporate america, all weighing in. the ceo of ge blasting the move, saying, climate change is real. abc's rebecca jarvis tonight. >> reporter: tonight, moments a after president trump announced that exit. u.s. companies firing back. general electric ceo tweeting -- climate change is real. industry must now lead and not rely on government. elon musk, announcing on twitter, writing, leaving paris is not good for america or the world. for months, dozens of american companies including apple,
citigroup, walmart have urged president trump not to quit the agreement arguing that participation would help strengthen global competitiveness and create jobs. local governments alsoing chiming in tonight. 61 u.s. mayors now pledging to adopt, honor and uphold the paris accord commitments. . mayor of boston with this message. >> when we talk about heat waves and major storms we're talking about people losing their lives here in boston. >> lot of reaction across this country tonight. rebecca with us tonight, president trump saying the paris accord is bad for american jobs. former president barack obama said the nation is still in the accord will benefit from jobs created. give us a reality check. >> reporter: tonight in this country there are three-times the number of renunl energy jobs as coal jobs. as of now, there are 475,000 wind and solar jobs.
those are growing. whereas as those coal jobs, 160,000 of them, they saw those numbers decline 24% last year which is why it's not surprising the largest coal producer in this country has come out in appreciation of trump's exit. >> supporting the move. >> yes. >> rebecca jarvis, thank you. at the start of the president's rose garden statement he also talked about a frightening scene playing out in manila today. calling it terrorism. tonight, police on what it really was and the tourists who trampled each other to get out. here's abc's alex perez. >> i can hear gun shots. >> reporter: it was a terror scare tonight, sending hundreds fleeing. a gunman still at large at this hour, inside a resort in manila. chaos and confusion as tourists trampled one another to get out. at least 21 injured according to
police. ambulances rushing to the casino and hotel. police with guns drawn. as guests stream out into the street, many with suitcases. first responders, carrying the injured out on stretchers. smoke seen rising above the neon sign. these people huddling together in a back room, others in this garage. >> the next i saw, started a huge fire. >> reporter: the police chief now saying there's likely no terror link, that it was a botched robbery. authorities reviewing surveillance footage at this hour, looking for more suspects. alex perez, abc news, london. we have learned tonight that fired fbi director james comey will testify one week from today. he's expected to answer questions about his one-on-one meetings with president trump and the memos he kept. special counsel robert mueller now running the investigation is not objecting to the testimony. that investigation now reaching deeper into the president's
inner circle. scrutiny on jared kushner now and his meetings including one with a russian banker, was that meeting over russian relations or was it about something else? brian ross's team tonight, finding that banker in st. petersburg. >> reporter: tonight in st. petersburg, russia, a rare public sighting of the russian banker whose secret meeting with president trump's son-in-law, jared kushner, is now a focus of an fbi investigation. but the banker, sergey gorkov, trained as a spy, refused to answer questions from abc news about what he and kushner talked about. the meeting under investigation took place as gorkov ran the russian bank's branch office in new york, after the election, and came at a time that the kushner family was racing to raise money for its real estate business. >> i think the question has to be asked, was this about you trying to get financing for your troubled real estate that you have in new york city? >> reporter: the troubled real
estate is this skyscraper on fifth avenue, the 666 building, >> they borrowed $1.3 billion. that loan has to be paid back in two years. >> reporter: the white house says the meeting between kushner and gorkov was about u.s.-russia relations and arranged by the russian ambassador. the bank says no, it was a private business discussion. >> you worry about white house policy being shaped in a way that benefits either those banks or russia at large. >> reporter: also in st. petersburg tonight, an acknowledgement for the first time from russian president vladimir putin that russian hackers may have targeted hillary clinton and the democrats. but, he told reporters, they did they are patriots who did it on. putin appears to be on a kind of interview circuit. on "behind the wheel with oliver stone." >> for the first time saying hackers perhaps did some work
but not state actors he said. brian ross back with us now. on this issue of james comey, one week from today, is there any chance the white house or the president could stop this testimony from happening? >> the president can try to evoke executive privilege. it's a losing argument because he's already spoken publicly so much about those meetings with the former fbi director, david. >> brian ross, thanks to you all. next tonight, president trump not ready to make good on another campaign promise, moving the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. delaying the move for another six months. back here at home tonight, to a deadly plant explosion in wisconsin and the desperate search at this hour to find the missing. abc's linzie janis is on the scene tonight.
>> reporter: tonight, firefighters carefully sifting through a mountain of rubble of this wisconsin corn mill, searching for two missing workers. >> a lot of fire, smoke, and a large explosion being heard. >> reporter: part of the plant exploding around 11:00 last night, sparking a massive fire. >> there are several burned individuals. >> we are on scene. visibly right now, i see five walking wounded. >> reporter: crews rushing to rescue some of the 16 people inside. >> the fire was still active. you had fire departments that were trying to get to the people that needed their assistance. >> reporter: at least one worker was killed, and 14 others injured. the explosion rocking the tiny village of cambria, 45 miles north of madison, taking down power lines, leaving hundreds in the dark. what did it sound like? >> a thunderstorm, but maybe ten-times as bad. like a huge bolt of lightning really close to us. >> reporter: david, as
six years this mill was cited for multiple safety violations. they said those were fix. investigators trying to figure out what caused this blast. david. >> linzie, thank you. next here this evening, inside tiger woods' dui arrest. tonight a closer look at that dashcam video. on it you can hear the officers and their questions and you can hear how tiger woods answers them. here's abc's gio benitez. >> you know the reason i'm out with you now? >> no. >> 'cause you're stopped in the road. in the middle of the road. >> reporter: that video capturing the moment police say they had to wake tiger woods up in his mercedes, stopped in the middle of that florida highway with two flat tires. woods bewildered, thinking he's in california. >> you're headed down to orange county? >> yeah. >> okay. do you know where you're at right now? >> ah --i do not know. >> have you been drinking tonight? >> no. >> no. are you sure about that? >> yeah. >> reporter: woods did pass two breathalyzer tests for alcohol, but told police he takes multiple prescriptions, including vicodin.
woods had back surgery in april. >> you're gonna recite the entire english alphabet in a slow, nonrhythmic manner, meaning you're not going to sing it, okay? do you understand the instructions? >> i do. >> okay, what were the instructions? >> not to sing the national anthem backwards. >> reporter: tiger woods struggled for an half-hour. he's due in court next month and could face jail time if ultimately convicted gio, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday -- the midair emergency. flames shooting from one of the engines. the passengers recording it all. also new developments in the case of the missing mother, lost at sea, what police are now revealing about her husband who was discovered alive in a raft. and america strong tonight the celebration at home plate. we loved this today. the baseball player and the bat boy, look at that. sometimes a high five just isn't enough.
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live, this is abc7 news. >> breaking news in santa clara county, the jury has reached a verdict in the trial of three jail guards accused of beating an inmate to death. that verdict scheduled to be read in the next 15 minutes. we are live in san jose to bring you that verdict. >> but first we are live over oracle arena in the count down for the nba final. check out the fans. more than 19,000 seats are about to be filled with warriors fans hoping the dubs get the first win on the way to the championship title. >> good afternoon, thanks for tuning in. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm alma daetz. >> i'm larry beil down on the floor of the oracle arena. lebron james lilt rally ran by me two minutes ago. i tell you, he's gigantic, he doesn't run, he glides. he's floating out on the court. the cavs are warming up on the far side. the warriors are right here going through their warm up, mcghee back up center is over to
my left. he's working on his hook shots right here. but this is where it's happening. this is it. the wait is over, and finally we are going to get the warriors and the cavs. you want to call it the rematch, the trilogy, whatever you like to describe it as, we are here and it's never happened before in nba history that we've had the same two teams in the final three years in a row. you would have thought maybe lakers and celtics would have happened way back when in their glory years. this is it, first time ever. so many story lines. you pick whatever your favorite is. kevin durant was criticized widely for joining the warriors super team. this is a chance for him to silence his critics. haven't seen k.d. out for his warm ups yet. the star players often come out a little bit later. how about redemption for draymond green suspended in the finals last year because of the activities with lebron, they got into it in game four. and a reasona