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tonight, your money. president trump's sweeping new tax plan. the president promising a, quote, big, beautiful christmas present. how much would middle class americans save? how much would wealthier americans save? and who pays for it all? also tonight, the man who allegedly opened fire inside a walmart. the image, walking in, seconds before the shooting. three dead. the dramatic chase in the middle of rush hour traffic. the deadly truck attack here in new york city. the new image tonight. the home depot truck rented days before the attack for a practice run through new york. under house arrest. paul manafort, rick gates and the indictment from robert mueller. why did manafort apply for ten different passports and have multiple e-mail accounts and cell phones under different names? and the daring escape. the woman kidnapped, jumping from the trunk of a car, racing into the convenience store, only
to find the kidnapper inside. good evening and it's greet have you with us here a thursday night. and we begin with your money. that new tax plan unveiled by president trump and house republicans. and the president's promise that it will be law by christmas. the president showing the postcards that the president says americans will soon be able to file their taxes on. tonight, how much will the middle class save? how much will wealthier families save? how it affects your mortgage, your medical writeoffs, your 401(k). and a reality check. will this pass congress? abc's mary bruce, leading us off. >> reporter: a beaming president trump today welcomed the sweeping new republican tax bill with a smooch. and a holiday promise to the american people. >> we are giving them a big beautiful christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax cut. >> reporter: on the hill, it looked like christmas morning for many house republicans.
>> this is the beginning of the end of this horrible tax code in america. >> we're all in. all together on this. >> reporter: the bill's authors, promising relief to the middle class, say the average family making $59,000 a year could save roughly $1,200 per year. >> that will help you put more money away for college, save for retirement, it will help you save for a rainy day. >> reporter: the number of tax brackets drops from seven to just four. a family making up to $90,000 would pay 12%. up to $260,000, 25%. up to $1 million, 35%. while the wealthiest americans would still pay the same rate as they do now, 39.6%. the bill also doubles the standard deduction, making it $24,000 for married couples. but the plan also offers some big potential breaks for the rich, including repealing the estate tax after six years. >> they're doing tax giveaways to the wealthy and the powerful and telling the middle class, take a hike, you're on your own,
baby. >> reporter: the bill is a big win for big business, permanently slashing corporate taxes from 35% down to just 20%. how does lowering the corporate tax rate help middle class americans? >> 70% of all gains from corporate rate reductions go to wages. >> reporter: all these cuts come with a hefty price tag, costing the government roughly $1.5 trillion over the next decade. top republicans, including the president, had promised to reduce the deficit. >> our budget deficits are massive. this country, we lose money all the time, for years and years we've had deficits. >> reporter: but now -- >> what we're doing is taking out a $1.5 trillion loan and what we're doing with that money is we're buying an appreciable asset. >> reporter: to pay for this, republicans are proposing to change popular tax breaks. gone would be that student loan interest deduction. and the deduction for medical expenses. the mortgage interest deduction would be slashed in half. it now only applies to the first
$500,000 of a home loan. and tonight, some republicans from high-tax states like new york, new jersey and california are sounding the alarm about plans to eliminate state and local income tax deductions. and cap deductions for property taxes at $10,000. >> the people i'm hearing from the most are trump supporters and these are, again, middle income people, hard-working people. they feel they're being betrayed. >> reporter: the president sounding optimistic as he heads off to asia. >> i'll be back in 11 days, but i know things will go well. >> mary bruce live with us from the hill tonight. and mary, so far as we read through this bill, no changes to how much you can actually sock away in your 401(k). we heard the president tell republicans he'll be back in 11 days. give us a reality check. will republicans be able to get this passed? >> reporter: members are still reading through this 400-plus page bill, but i've already talked with some house republicans who say they are a no. now, republican leaders insist they will get this through by thanksgiving. that's just nine working days
from now. but david, even if they can pull that off, this bill still faces an uncertain future over in the senate. david? >> mary bruce leading us off tonight from the hill. mary, thank you. and next here to the deadly shooting inside a colorado walmart. three dead. the suspect seen here on surveillance, just moments before he allegedly opened fire. the all night search, and the dramatic takedown, right in the middle of rush hour today. abc's clayton sandell from colorado. >> reporter: the man police say calmly began shooting inside this suburban denver walmart -- >> i heard a shot. boom. i was like, what the crap was that? >> reporter: -- tonight is in custody. accused of killing three shoppers, 66-year-old carlos moreno, 52-year-old pamela marques and 26-year-old victor vasquez, father of two girls. his fiancee pregnant with his third. the suspect, 47-year-old scott ostrem, was captured on security cameras. but police say they had trouble identifying him in the footage, because some armed civilians
pulled their own weapons. >> as we were rolling through the surveillance, we did observe others with guns. >> reporter: police and federal agents launched a massive manhunt, but ostrem didn't go far. a tip sent officers back to his apartment today, at the very same moment his red hatchback drives right past s.w.a.t. teams and tv cameras. both catching up minutes later in rush hour traffic. ostrem has a history of arrests and financial trouble. in 1999, he was busted for possessing an illegal weapon and assaulting a police officer. the most serious charges later dropped. two years ago, he filed for bankruptcy, listing nearly $86,000 in debt. ostrem will have his first court appearance tomorrow. as for an alleged motive, police say detectives want to interview him and the people that know him to try to find a reason why. david? >> clayton sandell in colorado. we turn next to the russia investigation and the indictment from robert mueller. paul manafort and his business associate rishck gates, asking
judge today to loosen their house arrest. but the moment today the judge admonished pan that fort's lawyer, and why did man fa northwest apply for ten different passports? here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: tonight, paul manafort and his former business partner richard gates, fighting the prosecutors who've made them prisoners in their own homes. mr. gates, how do you respond to the charges, sir? the tense hearing starting with the judge admonishing attorneys for this moment outside the courthouse the day of the indictment. >> president donald trump was correct. there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> reporter: judge amy berman-jackson sternly telling attorneys to "stop talking on the courthouse steps" and warning that this is "a criminal trial, it's not a public relations campaign." the prosecutors arguing both men pose a flight risk and should remain under house arrest. laying their case out in bluntly worded court documents. in the last ten years, manafort has submitted ten passport applications. he currently has three
passports. he had recently obtained a new cell phone and e-mail account under an alias that he used in trips to china, equador and mexico. manafort's attorney accused the prosecutors over overreaching, saying it's not unusual for someone frequently travelling overseas to have multiple passports. also tonight, former foreign policy adviser george papadopoulos cooperating with federal authorities after engaging with russians during the campaign. and now a fourth man is making news. sam clovis, currently a white house adviser, is withdrawing his name from consideration for a position at the department of agriculture. abc news learning it was clovis who allegedly encouraged papadopoulos to continue communicating with the russians, writing in an e-mail, "great work." >> pierre thomas with us live tonight. pierre, some democrats are now calling for attorney general jeff sessions to come back and testify again on the issue of russian meddling in the election because he was at this meeting here, this image of him with george papadopoulos, who pleaded
guilty. and about what sessions heard during that meeting with then candidate donald trump who was also there. >> reporter: that's right, david a source familiar with the situation says sessions shut down any conversations about a meeting with putin. the source says sessions has been entirely truthful, that he was never part of any discussions about colluding with the russians to interfere with the campaign. david? >> pierre thomas. pierre, thank you. next tonight, new reporting on the deadly truck attack here in new york city, and this new image tonight. take a look. a photo taken by a neighbor in new jersey of his own car, but right there in the background, nine days before the attack, a home depot pickup truck. tonight, authorities believe the suspect might have rented that new york days ago. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: a new video tonight shows some of the victims of the attack just before terror struck. a group of friends from argentina, all smiles, biking down new york's west side. it was around the same time across the river in new jersey
that prosecutors say that sayfullo saipov was at low depore, preparing to rent the truck police say he has now confessed he used to kill eight people, including five of those tourists from argentina. today, federal agents were canvassing the neighborhood in paterson, new jersey, where saipov lived. one of the neighbors took this photo in front of saipov's building, showing a home depot rental truck in the background. the photo was taken october 22nd, the day prosecutors say saipov did a dry run of his attack with a home depot truck. >> same truck, same model. >> reporter: saipov came to the trust uzbekistan in 2010 under what's called the diversity immigrant visa prom. and then, once here, saipov helped some 23 other uzbeks to come to the u.s., including two men suspected of terror ties. >> one of the things investigators will look at after this incident is whether there is any type of network or cell that's operating in this country
from uzbekistan. >> reporter: in fact, at least nine uzbek immigrants have been convicted or are awaiting terror charges in the u.s. tonight, six of the victims of this week's attack remain hospitalized. but others are getting back to their lives. >> oh, my god. oh -- oh, my god. >> reporter: including a 17-year-old boy who was one of the students inside the school bus ran by saipov's truck. school officials say he returned to school today, saying he was working on 100% attendance for the year, and he knew a lot of people wanted to help him. >> good to see him go back to school today. brian ross with us now. back to the investigation. authorities believe he was radicalized within the last year online, but you learned of other things that happened in his life here in america? >> reporter: authorities believe there may have been a triggering event, after saipov had a series of traffic tickets, lost his job and then ran into serious money problems, david. >> brian ross, thank you. and we should note that diane sawyer has a one-hour special on isis in america, what
are authorities following in this country, and how does isis recruit? that is tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. eastern, right here on abc. meantime, our team overseas tonight in niger uncovering new details about the deadly attack on those four american special ops soldiers ambushed and killed what was their original mission? abc's senior foreign correspondent ian pannell tonight. >> reporter: tonight, abc news has learned the target of that deadly mission that killed four u.s. soldiers. sources tell us, his name is doundou cheffou, a key isis operative, one of the most dangerous terrorists here in niger. this picture obtained by abc news is the only known image of the man code-named naylor road. local officials are now convinced he was one of the ringleaders of the ambush. and now a major revelation. sources telling abc news it wasn't a reconnaissance mission, as the pentagon still insists. here in niger, we met a senior officer who was on that raid who asked we don't use his name. he says, "it wasn't an intelligence mission, we were sent there to get doundou."
during the operation, sourcing tell us anxious nigerian officers asked for reinforcements and more weapons, but they say american officers turned them down. so, they didn't want to get reinforcements? he says he offered to get help, but was told it would be a waste of time, because they'd lose their target. u.s. intelligence sources telling abc news the american soldiers also voiced the same concerns when they were told support troops were no longer coming. hours later, the mission going tragically wrong. >> and ian pannell on the ground in niger. you are now reporting that sources are telling you that this was never a reconnaissance mission, that they were targeting that key isis operative all along. what's the pentagon saying about that? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, david. tonight, the pentagon still sticking to its guns, insisting that this was only a reconnaissance mission. >> and ian, you learned tonight from some of your sources that several vehicles from the mission may have fallen into enemy hands, including some
sensitive equipment? >> reporter: that's right. knee gear yan officials claim the terrorists were able to capture two american vehicles, and crucially, a third vehicle, which sources say contained secret cia supplied surveillance equipment. david? >> ian pannell reporting from niger. back here at home tonight, to the emotional medical battle. a hospital in atlanta blocking a father from donating a kidney to his 2-year-old son. family says the father is a match, the toddler desperately needs it, and there is word coming in tonight of a possible breakthrough. here's steve osunsami. >> this is a child's life that we're talking about. >> reporter: outside this children's hospital in atlanta, the protests are growing tonight, demanding that officials at emory health care reverse their decision. >> it's only temporary. >> reporter: and give this 2-year-old a kidney transplant from his father. anthony burgess jr. was born premature and without a working kidney. he needs this tranplant to survive. anthony sr. is a perfect match,
but an imperfect father, spending the last few years in and out of jail on theft and shoplifting charges. he was arrested again for violating parole and released from jail right before the surgery scheduled for october 3rd. that's when emory health care said no, explaining in this letter that the surgery was now on hold until the boy's father can show "evidence of compliance with his parole officer for the next three months." s saying they'll re-e vail wait in january. >> everybody in the transplant unit. that's what they told us, everybody agreed to that situation. >> i want to give him a kidney. i'd go to the hospital right now and lay down and give him my kidney. >> reporter: late this evening health officials appear to have changed course a bit, saying they'll now work with the family. but say they have to make sure that the father can manage any potential complications from his side of the surgery. david? >> steve osunsami, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. four police officers facing charges. the police chase ending in a fiery crash. officers accused of then tackling the wrong man.
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good evening tonig i . finally tonight, america strong. houston strong. the victory. and now, a ring for him and her. a city tested and now, a city victorious. >> the houston astros are world champions! >> reporter: the gift from the astros overnight, after so much loss. after hurricane harvey. >> there are no words. >> reporter: fans holding signs, houston strong. the players wearing it on their jerseys, too. >> we wore that patch and we wore it proudly and the people in houston were never far from our minds. >> reporter: cheers from their hometown stadium and from so many homes across houston. waylan due set in his home with his friends.
jim and jennifer dean, their home gutted by flood waters, but for one night, the perfect escape. and back at the game, astros shortstop carlos correa cutting the interview short. >> i want to take another big step in my life. >> reporter: taking that ring out of his pocket. >> you make me the happiest man in the world. will you marry me? will you marry me. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: don't worry. she said yes. glad to hear it. we love the dodgers, too, but what a needed molt for houston. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night.
and breaking news in san francisco where more than 5,000 people are now without power. sky map 7 on sky 7 shows one of the affected intersections. market and van ness. and city workers are out there directing traffic. this outage includes areas near city hall and parts of soma, the mission, and mission bay. pg&e estimates power could be restored in about 45 minutes. of course, we'll keep you post throughout this newscast. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. >> now to today's other top story. >> it was scary. very scary. fire all over the place. >> everything is gone. >> a family left devastated in the wake of the north bay firefighters. now filing a lawsuit against pg&e. abc7 news reporter melanie is in the newsroom with details about the lawsuit. >> the three families that are
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