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tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. just moments ago, president trump and the first lady, arriving at blair house here in washington. former president george w. bush and laura bush waiting to greet them, as a nation honors a president. the other breaking news. the stock market plunge today. closing late today, down nearly 800 points. what's behind the scare. the breaking headline. the american woman on vacation. a body now found. they are investigating this as a murder. the stunning headline here on capitol hill. the director of the cia, and the closed door meeting about the murder of that "washington post" writer. what she revealed about the saudi crown prince, just days ago smiling on the world stage. senators in washington enraged
tonight. the major storm threat, the system moving across the country. severe storms and heavy snow all the way to the east. the new video. the grandfather who called police. his grandson was being attacked by an intruder. police killing the grandfather by mistake. tonight, the d.a.'s decision, no charges. who's watching you? the woman who says there was a camera in her hotel shower. what she says happened next. she's now suing for $100 million. former vice president joe biden, what he said overnight. will he run against president trump? and good evening tonight from washington. a very busy news night. we're going to begin with the moment playing out just a short time ago, right here in the nation's capital. former president george w. bush and his wife laura, meeting president trump and melania at blair house. the two families greeting one another on the eve of the state
funeral for president george h.w. bush. it hasn't always been a warm relationship between the two families. but this is a moment of unity for our country. and we watched today several other poignant and emotional scenes playing out in the capitol rotunda. terry moran, leading us off. >> reporter: as dusk fell in washington, president trump and the first lady arrived at blair house, where the bush clan is staying. and, there to greet them, president george w. bush and laura bush. the four then making their way inside. a rare moment of civic graciousness in america. and it followed a quiet tribute last night. the trumps entering the capitol rotunda, where president bush lies in state, silently paying their respects. and then a crisp salute from the 45th president to the 41st. all this, even more noteworthy given the history between these families. president trump knocked jeb bush out of the 2016 campaign. he's sharply repudiated many policies of president george w. bush. and, this -- in 1988, trump reportedly offered to be the
first president bush's running mate, an offer that went nowhere. but all that was put aside. president trump even sent air force one to texas to transport george h.w. bush's casket to washington. and, all day today, they filed past. many wiping away tears, or holding their hands over their hearts. veterans offering salutes to an american hero. the former cia chiefs honored their predecessor. and then, this unforgettable moment. former senator bob dole, 95 years old, wheelchair bound, lifted to his feet. and one final salute to his brother in arms from world war ii. among the crowds, many whose lives are so different because of the americans with disabilities act, signed into law by president bush. >> if there's any president that i want to pay my respects to, it's the man who helped pass the law that ensures that i have the same freedoms as everyone else. >> reporter: and there, too, in the rotunda, sully, the loyal service dog whose friendship with president bush has captured the nation.
this evening, the bush family arrived. stopping to thank mourners one by one, and to pay their own respects. >> this has been such a moving 24 hours. terry joins us now live. we were talking earlier about this moment of unity for our country. we know that melania trump invited the bush family to the white house today? >> reporter: she did. another moment like that. the first lady bringing laura bush and a whole bunch of bushes to the white house to see the christmas decorations. laura bush posting pictures on instagram. all the bushes under the portrait of the late president bush, black draped. paying tribute there. and laura bush posting a picture with her old friends, members of the residence staff. this is the kind of unity that the late president bush would have appreciated. david? >> terry, thank you. we'll see you first thing in
the morning for the state funeral. we'll be joining george and our team for the coverage as our nation honors former president george h.w. bush at 10:00 a.m., right here. and there are several other developing headlines. the stock market's dramatic plunge late today. the dow dropping nearly 800 points. a loss of more than 3% today. investors with concerns about the trade war with china. and the president's own words in a series of tweets, leading to major uncertainty on wall street tonight. let's get right to rebecca jarvis, live. what's behind the drop? >> reporter: david, there's confusion on wall street tonight coming out of that g-20 summit. just 48 hours ago. and president trump's meeting with china's president xi. the white house sounded optimistic about a deal on tariffs with china. but 24 hours later, in a series of tweets today, the president
saying he's a tariff man. and that his team of advisers is working to see if that deal is actually possible. chinese tariffs have been looming large over the markets over the last three months. stocks dropping 7% over fears over the impact and the cost they will have on american businesses and american consumers. tomorrow, the markets will be closed in observance of president george h.w. bush's funeral. but you can bet you will see a lot more volatility ahead on this front. >> we'll be watching it for sure. rebecca, thank you. we'll turn to the alarming headline involving an american woman on vacation in costa rica. authorities say they've now found the body, and that it was murder. identifying the victim's body, it was found near the airbnb she was staying at for her birthday. now comes word tonight of an arrest. here's eva pilgrim.
>> reporter: tonight, an arrest in the death of american carla stefaniak, who vanished while vacationing in costa rica. police say they've arrested a security guard, bismark martinez, who lives next to the airbnb where stefaniak was staying. >> second day. >> reporter: the body, found in the woods nearby, was stabbed to death. police think it is sefaniak, but they will now work with the fbi to make final identification. the 36-year-old, who was celebrating her birthday with her sister-in-law, decided to stay an extra day alone, checking into the airbnb, this picture of the room, the last she would send her family. texting, "it's raining hard and the power went out. super sketchy." before her phone died, she said she was going to ask a guard for water. stefaniak's family and friends, now in costa rica, have been pushing for answers. >> right now, emotions are taking over because there's not
much we can do. we're just waiting for that phone call that we can go back to the morgue. >> reporter: david, authorities say they found blood in her room at the airbnb, and the guard became a suspect when his story didn't match what they found on security cameras. >> eva, thank you. back here at home, to the powerful storm slamming much of the country at this hour. snow, ice, and rain, starting in the west, and sweeping across the country, all the way east. the dangerous commute already. cars and trucks slipping off i-55 near st. louis. let's get right to rob marciano. rob? >> reporter: another pacific system that will traverse the entire country. california, northern california, hanging around for southern california through today. and thursday, by the time it gets to the plains, the cold will create problems for the southern plains and midsouth. likely some ice and snow coming this weekend. david? >> rob, thank you. we're going to turn now to a family's growing outrage tonight.
new video coming in now after a colorado family, the grandfather called police for help. there was an intruder. police mistakenly shot and killed the grandfather. the d.a. now saying no charges will be filed against the officers. here's clayton sandell. >> he's in the bathroom, drowning my grandson, i think. >> reporter: the scene, chaos and confusion. aurora, colorado, police responding to an unknown trouble call hear gunshots. then see 73-year-old gary black in his bathrobe. >> drop the gun! hey! get your hands in the air! guy in the robe's got the gun. >> reporter: police find out too late, this is black's house. the decorated vietnam veteran had just killed an intruder. his last words, concern for his family. >> my son and grandson are in the bathroom with the perpetrator. >> reporter: the video shows
black, who was hard of hearing, never aiming at police. the d.a. announcing the officer who killed black, drew limbaugh, will not face charges. the july incident was limbaugh's second fatal shooting in just a month. should that officer have been on the street? >> no. they never told mr. black that they were police. police officers are to protect and serve, not to act as snipers. >> reporter: officer limbaugh told investigators he felt like he had to shoot at the man, because it was not an option to wait and see what happens. david, the attorney for the black family says they are considering a civil lawsuit. david? >> clayton, thank you. here in washington, the remarkable scene playing out. a small group of senators meeting with the head of the cia behind closed doors. when they emerged, they were fuming. they were briefed on the death of jamal khashoggi. the cia director briefing the group, after khashoggi was last seen entering the saudi consulate. one senator saying there was no smoking gun, but a smoking saw.
alou -- alluding to how khashoggi was killed. many are demanding punishment tonight. here's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it took cia director gina haspel only one hour to lay out the evidence. and senators at the closed door briefing, just minutes, to offer jaw-dropping condemnation of saudi's crown prince mohammed bin salman. >> i have zero question in my mind that the crown prince mbs ordered the killing. if he was in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes. guilty. >> reporter: jamal khashoggi, last seen walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul. the cia has determined a hit squad of saudi operatives killed him there. one of them reportedly packing a bone saw. >> there's not a smoking gun. there's a smoking saw. you have to be willfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organized by people under the command of mbs. >> reporter: the crown prince,
last seen beaming with vladimir putin at the g-20. president trump in the background. the president has the same information that senators got today, but he has wavered. >> i don't know. i don't know. but whether he did or whether he didn't, he denies it vehemently. >> martha, president trump has made it clear up until this point, he supports the crown prince. so, what now? >> the senators are really divided on this. do they stop arms sales, more sanctions? senator richard shelby saying somebody should be punished. but how do you separate the crown prince from the country? and that's the tough part, david. >> martha, thank you. former vice president joe biden making news for what he said about running for president in 2020. saying he's the most qualified person in the country to be president.
he said he would make a decision on whether to run in the next two months. and the political uproar in wisconsin tonight. voters asking if the will of the people is being ignored. they elected a democrat for governor, but are republicans racing to take power away? and is the same thing playing out in michigan, too? here's mary bruce. >> reporter: in wisconsin tonight, outrage. >> we just had a vote, and you are out! >> reporter: protesters flooding the state capitol, accusing republican lawmakers of overriding the will of voters by trying to strip power from the newly-elected democratic governor. >> and the republicans inside of that building, our capitol, refuse to accept the results of the 2018 elections. >> reporter: democrat tony evers narrowly defeated two-term republican governor scott walker. >> i'm going to be the next governor of the state of wisconsin! >> reporter: but now, before he's even sworn in, the
republican-controlled legislature is trying to jam through new measures to limit his authority. it has democrats furious. >> protect our vote! >> reporter: and republicans, defensive. >> we want to make sure the new administration doesn't try to work around the legislature. >> reporter: a similar story is also playing out in michigan, where democrat gretchen whitmer won the governor's race. republican lawmakers there, now trying to curtail her power, too. >> mary, wisconsin democrats are already pledging to fight this in court? >> reporter: yes, but republicans are plowing ahead anyway. and governor scott walker has signaled he will support this. his final mark on the state could be cutting the power of his own office. david? >> mary, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the woman who says there was a camera in her hotel shower. and what she says happened next.
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hilton's hampton inn and suites in albany, new york, back in 2015. in a newly-filed lawsuit, the jane doe alleges she did not realize she was recorded until this september when the alleged perpetrator tried extorting her over e-mail. >> all i could think was, my life is over. if this gets out, my life is absolutely over. >> reporter: according to the complaint, he even created an e-mail address using her name and sent that shower video to her friends and family. >> it was just absolutely traumatizing because these are people i went to law school with. they're friends, they're co-workers. >> reporter: tonight, the hotel tells abc news, the safety and security of our guests is our highest priority. we will continue to work with the authorities to discover the perpetrator and see that she/he is held accountable. jane doe also alleging in that complaint that she is not the only victim. but the hilton in albany says they recently underwent a renovation and did not find any recording devices. david? >> paula, thank you.
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homestead when the male suspect, who was allegedly armed, took off through campus. aerial footage showing authorities with weapons drawn and students being escorted from the building with their hands in the air. no one was hurt. the new headline involving kareem hunt. tmz sports obtaining new video taken after a fight in january in kansas city, he's seen being pulled away by bouncers. no charges filed. but the other man says he suffered a broken nose. coming days after he was cut by the chiefs after video showing him shoving and kicking a woman in february. public records show the nfl did not ask police for the video until it went viral online, even though they had heard about the incident before.> an update that made national headlines. the colorado department of corrections confirming chris watts has been moved to a new prison out of state. watts was convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters and hiding their bodies at the oil company where he worked. prison officials are not disclosing the new location for, quote, "safety and security reasons."
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finally tonight here, what childhood is complete without a good snowball fight now and then? just ask 9-year-old dane, whose town banned it 100 years ago. meet 9-year-old dane best, from severance, colorado, throwing a football in his backyard. but not allowed to throw snowballs. because, for nearly a century in his town, the law says it's illegal. >> i want to be able to throw a snowball without getting in trouble. and i think it's an outdated law. >> he just said, mom, i would like you to go change the law. and i said, i'm not gonna fight to change the law. if you feel this is something you want changed, let's take the steps and see if it's something you could do. >> reporter: so they got an idea. dane would argue his case to the town board. complete with a powerpoint presentation. his bowtie on. he was ready. >> kids want to have snowball fights without breaking the law. >> reporter: his argument, convincing. >> the children of severance want the opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world. >> reporter: his petitions,
signed by his third grade classmates. >> those will be submitted into evidence. >> reporter: and then, the vote. >> yes. >> reporter: one by one, the town board voting unanimously to lift the ban. the mayor, delivering the news. >> it sounds like you just changed the law, buddy. >> reporter: the town cheering. and tonight, dane telling us it was a hard-fought victory. >> i was able to throw the first legal snowball. >> throw the first snowball, the first legal one. >> reporter: tonight, they're waiting for their next big snowfall. let the snowball fight begin. dane has his eye on washington next. but the snowballs first. i'm david muir. hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night. only on "abc 7 news", a power line fire has a sonoma
neighborhood rethinking fire safety. >> fortunately, we've had a bunch of rain here recently and i would say that's probably what kept it from taking off. tonight, the counter intuitive advice firefighters have for people in this neighborhood if a fire forces them to evacuate. breezy here in the bay area. i will give you a close-up look at tonight's storm in a moment. . marin county residents who recycle the wrong stuff are finding their carts don't get picked up. i'm michael finney. a "7 on your side" report on building a better bay area. live whereou live, this is "abc 7 news". live doppler 7 is tracking a storm moving into the bay area right now and the worst is yet to come. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. we are hours away now from the brunt of the weather reaching the bay area. >> let's get a live look outside at the current conditions. the south bay, the north bay and the east bay, all of these places are going to get rained
on tonight. some have already. >> that's right. sky 7 captured the storm a few hours ago as it approached the coastline. this was the view while flying over half moon bay. you see some heavy clouds there in the distance. >> from the surf to the sierra, the storm is going to bring snow. here is a live look at heavenly mountain resort thanks to lay tahoe tv. plenty of powder on the ground and more coming. >> now "abc 7 news" meteorologist drew too many au will give you a closer look at how much snow to expect. >> let's check in with "abc 7 news" weather anchor spencer christian who is tracking the storm. >> as you know, we have rainy spots around the bay area already but the heaviest activity is offshore as you see here. this has been the pattern over the last several hours. rain is surging from the southwest and we've had light showers, maybe even light to