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making news in america this tuesday morning, a federal worker busted accused of leaking a classified nsa report on russia. is this the start of the white house cracking down on leakers? overnight, london's mayor says britain shouldn't welcome president trump and calls to cancel his state visit are growing after a series of tweets criticizing the mayor's handling of the terror attack. incoming freshmen as harvard revoked. it's all because of what they posted online. watch what happens after someone cuts off a dump truck. see what happens to what's inside. and how the driver survived. a good tuesday morning. we begin with the arrest of a federal contractor charged with leaking classified information
about russian election hacking. >> 25-year-old with the unusual name of reality winner accused this morning of mailing a top secret nsa report to the intercept, a website that then published what appeared to be a redacted version of the document. winner worked at a government facility in augusta, georgia, where she held a high-level security clearance and describes awe russian military infiltrated a software company that dealt with voter-related information ahead of last year's presidential election. >> winner's arrest is the first criminal leak case under president trump who pledged to crack godown on leaks as have other republicans. >> when you have classified information, you cannot put that out there just because you think it would be a good idea. i want people in handcuffs and want to see people behind bars. >> so, apparently this contractor -- >> congressman jason chaffetz said stopping leaks is a bipartisan matter and the obama white house was tough on leakers taking at least eight to court. we'll have more on reality winner on "good morning america" but first we want to turn our
focus to london and the mayor of london overnight taking and firing back at president trump. >> in a new interview sadiq khan said it's time to call out the president and call off his upcoming state visit. this morning, the feud between president trump and london's mayor is escalating. >> the time to respond to tweets from donald trump i don't have time for. >> reporter: it happened when the president attacked him on twitter over what he said following saturday's terror attack. >> londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. no reason to be alarmed. one of the things the police and all of us need to do is make sure we're as safe as we can be. >> reporter: seems the president took those comments out of context writing, quote, at least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and mayor of london says, there is no reason to be alarmed. the president later called the mayor's explanation a pathetic excuse. abc's jon karl pressed the white house about the comment. >> the president directly misrepresented what the mayor of
london said. >> i don't think that's actually true. i think the media wants 0 spin it that way. >> you think the mayor was saying there's no reason to be alarmed by an attack on his city. you think that's what he was saying. >> i think the point is there is a reason to unbe >> reporter: they're trying to scrap an up coming state visit. >> i don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the usa in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for. >> some other british lawmakers are now calling on prime minister may to cancel the president's state visit. so far no comment about the feud or the visit from may. now, all of this as we're getting new details about the london terror attacks. let's start with the newly released security video that shows the heroic efforts by a restaurant manager and patrons trying to keep out one of the attackers who tried to get into the front door. >> police have publicly identified two of the three terrorists and revealed that they had been aware of one of them for several years. abc's lana zak has more.
>> reporter: authorities have known for years that 27-year-old khuram butt followed sharia law in britain. the suspected terrorist was even featured in a british tv documentary called "the jihadis next door". >> we always ask ourselves should we have known? could have have been prevented. >> reporter: they named two of the three suspected terrorists. butt, a british citizen born in pakistan and 36-year-old rachid redouane of libyan or moroccan descent both come from this east end neighborhood in london. on saturday night police believe they carried out their murderous intent and watch as a manager holes the door against one of the knife-wielding terrorists savi saving lives but others would be lost. among them, canadian chrissy archibald and james mcmullen. >> our pain will never diminish. it's important for us to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who would try to destroy us. >> reporter: that sentiment at the core of this nation's spirit
and echoed by london's mayor. >> as a proud and patriotic british muslim, i say this, you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name. >> reporter: british authorities confirm in addition to being aware of butt they had a tip from a neighbor to an anti-terror hotline about the threats he had been making in response, britain's top counter terrorism official says they need to radically change. >> british officials are tracking 3,000 would-be terrorists so they have kept their hands full. lana, thank you. breaking overnight isis is claiming one of its fighters is also responsible for a deadly hostage standoff in melbourne, australia. the gunman held a woman hostage and killed another man before dying in a shoot-out with police. three police officers were also wounded. the gunman had been acquitted seven years ago of plotting a suicide attack in sydney.
he was paroled in november for crimes unrelated to terrorism. back in this country president trump is accused of undercutting his own administration with a series of tweets about his stalled travel ban. the president now says his revised executive order limiting travel from six predominantly muslim countries is watered down. he criticized his own justice department saying it should have stuck with the original order. then you had kellyanne conway's husband conservative attorney who tweeted that the president's comments won't help get votes for the ban in the supreme court. but last night mr. trump was back on twitter and that's right he says, here we need a travel ban for certain dangerous countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people. and the white house in the meantime, has confirmed that the president will not use executive privilege to try to block former fbi director james comey from testifying before congress on thursday. comey is expected to talk about his private conversations with the president. lawmakers want to know if the
president tried to obstruct or perhaps even influence the investigation into russian election meddling. we should point out abc will have live coverage of comey's testimony on thursday starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. now it's time for a look at your weather. there are more showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for nearly all of the south today with a large system hanging over the region. as much as four inches of rain could fall as flash flooding is possible especially in parts of louisiana, georgia, tennessee and kentucky. parts of southern louisiana are already experiencing flooding. river levels are high and there have been heavy rainfalls in the past week. some roads are closed and the rising water is getting closer to homes. residents have been sandbagging for the past four days. well, still ahead, christmas comes early for apple fans.
nearly a year after the pulse nightclub massacre orlando is the scene of another mass shooting. this time an alleged disgruntled employee killing five people execution style. police say john newman an army veteran shot and killed his former co-workers before turning the gun on himself as police arrived.
newman was fired from the company which makes awnings for rvs and campers in april of this year. he was arrested in 2014 however after an altercation with another employee but was never charged. bill cosby is back in court for day two of his sexual assault trial. the comedian once known as america's dpad is charged with drugging and assaulting a woman 13 years ago at his home in pennsylvania. during opening arguments the prosecutor urged jurors to focus on the man, not the fictional characters he's created. cosby entered the courtroom monday with one of his tv daughters by his side. >> i'm showing up in a manner that if it was reversed i would want someone to show up for me. >> cosby's attorney asked jurors to view him as a flawed man not a fallen celebrity. dozens of women have accused the comedian of sexual assault but this is the only criminal case against him. well, criminal charges will now be filed against a white las vegas police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. kenneth lopera is expected to
face manslaughter charges after he fired a taser at tashi brown and punching him and putting him in a choke hold during last month's incident. yesterday brown's death was ruled a homicide and he is free on bail. two men were charged in that deadly oakland warehouse fire. the prosecutor says that ghost ship warehouse founder derick almena and his associate max harris knowingly created a firetrap. the prosecutor says it was illegal for them to use a warehouse for music events and other social gatherings. 36 people died in the fire in december. we're seeing stunning new images of the little boy who became a symbol of the suffering in aleppo. you might remember seeing him bloodied and dusty in an ambulance after a devastating air strike. he looked quite different in an interview by a pro-government channel in syria. there he is all cleaned up and seemingly in good health. his family is still in aleppo. this is the first time he had appeared public since he was
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harvard crimson" reports a group of ten students accepted to the class of 2021 and meeting on the college's official facebook page created an alternative page full of memes containing provocative and derogatory images and captions. the content too offensive to show with r-rated memes poking fun at topics like the holocaust, sexual assault and targeting ethnic groups. >> i think it was the appropriate response. harvard is a safe community for everybody and this kind of behavior has no place in our community. >> the students nowadays don't realize what they think is private will become public. >> reporter: admissions even posting on the class of 2021 facebook's group description that they have the right to withdraw an offer of admission if an admitted student engages in behavior that brings into question his or her honesty, maturity or moral character. adrienne bankert, abc news, cambridge, massachusetts. a new study fine babies
sleep longer in their own rooms and looked at a 4-month-old baby sleeping by them alfs after 45 minces more of uninterrupted sleep and found nine months they sleep uninterrupted for 40 minces longer and 20 minutes longer overall. the study corrects a study by the american academy of pediatrics which recommends sharing a room for a year to reduce the risk of sids. check out this wild scene on a street in china. a small audi cuts off a dump truck causing both to lose control and the truck tips over, buries the audi in gravel and the truck falls onto the car. all of this happened right behind a few workers who then helped the driver get out of his vehicle, believe it or not, everyone got out of this one okay. apple is hoping not only to catch up on consumer electronics but instead to once again take the lead. >> its new smart speaker, the home pod is a voice activated device that uses siri. besides planning music it will control other devices in your
home but it'll cost almost twice as much as amazon's echo. apple also announced major updates to all its macbook laptop, faster, brighter and have more memory as we as storage. apple's updating all of its operating systems, a new feature says do not decision turn while driving and will block almost all notifications while you're moving. it can respond automatically saying you're busy driving and you'll reply later. >> that's nice. all right, in sports now, the nashville predators broken 1-1 tie in the stanley cup final in game four last night against pittsburgh, nashville went on to a 4-1 win to even up the series at two games apiece. the series, though, moves back to pennsylvania thursday night for game five. sir charles liking it. oklahoma beat florida 7-5 in game one of the women's college world series. the game took 17 innings. that's the longest game ever in the women's college world series. almost 5 1/2 hours.
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real really loving the weather yesterday. >> a let l cooler today. more cloud cover this morning. we'll culminate the chance of rain thursday, i'll have an upd update you can see it's quiet out there right now. as far as what we're dealing with, you can see some of the low clouds hanging out and temperatures in san francisco running right now pretty much the 50s. so let's take a look at what's going to happen with your 12-hour day planner today. you can see temperatures in the mid-50s, a lot like yesterday. a lot of sunshine, a little hazy by noon, 50s at the coast, 69 to 73 bay and inland. 72 to 77 at 4:00 and a
comfortable evening, 65 to 68 at 7:00. let's find out how the morning commute has been getting. here's sue. >> let's look at the san mateo bridge where yesterday we had a boat load of problems. right now because it's early it's looking good for a 15-minute drive over towards the foster city side of things. walnut creek not bad, just a couple brake lights. green is good, a little slow traffic out of tracy. we had an earlier accident eastbound over the altamont. that's just been cleared. no delays as you're leaving the bay area headed towards i-5. we do have some road work out there. we'll update that in a couple minutes. >> thank you, sue. developing news in the oakland ghost ship fire. one of two men newly charged in connection with the fire is back in alameda county. >> the district attorney's office says the master tenant of the building is partially responsible for 36 deaths. amy holall holyfield
>> reporter: he was book t ated 7:00 last night. he appeared in court last night. his co-defendant, max harris, is his co-defendant, max harris, is being extradited from a them almena is being charged with 36 counts. >> they allowed group in the space and on december 2, 2016 particularly they blocked one of the points of egress, leaving only one way to get out of the only one way to get out of the second floor of that building. almena
county. there was a party going on, it was on the second floor and prosecutors say people just could not get out. he is scheduled to appear in court on thursday. reporting live from dublin, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> make sure you're up to date on the latest, download the abc 7 news app and enable push alerts. california governor jerry brown says he's very disappointed in the president over his decision to pull out of the paris climate accord. the governor made these comments at clean energy conference in beijing. he says the president's decision will prove temporary and says science will eventually bring the u.s. back to the forefront of climate change efforts. >> we face not just a technical barrier, we face political barriers. there are still some in powerful places who are resisting reality, who are resisting the