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more beverage choices, smaller portions, less sugar. balanceus.org tonight, several developing stories as we come on. the triple threat. extreme winter weather hitting from coast to coast. a blast of snow striking the northeast tonight as a new major storm takes aim at the west, ready to sweep across the country. ginger zee standing by with the weekend track. the deadly high-rise crash. a plane slamming into the 16th floor of an apartment building before crashing on to a pool deck filled with construction workers. the stinging message tonight for president trump from the parents of otto warmbier, who died after being held hostage in north korea. why they're speaking out about kim jong-un now and how the president responded late today. the big league baseball executive caught on camera physically struggling with his
wife who cries out for help. what the ceo is saying tonight and the reaction from major ueebl monts o. a former patient attacking her ist with a hunting knife inside her office. the desperate 911 calls and the chilling moment police arrive. and countdown to launch. the ambitious plan to send americans back into space. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a busy friday night. i'm tom llamas in for david. we begin with the triple threat of winter storms moving across the country tonight. millions bracing for snow, ice and heavy rain from coast to coast. the northeast getting hit with a second round of snow for tonight's commute home. plows clearing highways in heor its mah from california all the way to maine.
airlines reporting delays and cancellations. abc's erielle reshef leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, driving conditions deteriorating for millions. vehicles off the road amid a whiteout in minnesota. this semi jack-knifing in the colorado rockies. and across the northeast, a messy morning commute. in maryland, state police responding to more than 60 crashes. including this fatal collision on the beltway outside washington, d.c. >> so if this is your normal commute, you want to stay way clear of this. >> reporter: in the west, residents assessing the damage after record-breaking rains inundated communities north of san francisco. our will carr is in guerneville. >> reporter: the water here is starting to go down fast, but you still have homes and businesses like this putt-putt course that are swamped. the damage is significant with more rain on the way this weekend. >> reporter: those rains part of a major coast-to-coast storm, now marching east. tom, tonight ice and snow wreaking havoc here at laguardia airport. more than 650 flights delayed
and another blast of snow expected this evening and yet anothewi be a travel mess i parts of the country. erielle, thank you. let's get to ginger zee with the forecast. she's along the george washington bridge tonight. ginger, good evening. >> good evening, tom. take boston, for example, a city that has had more than 20 inches below their average this season. they're snow starved. we're going to make a dent in that this weekend. let's get right into it. i'll take you to the maps now. you see in minnesota and wisconsin a low pressure system. visibility down to zero in the states that have been really hard hit. for us where we've been so mild and had so little snow, we are getting it tonight. we'll have the winter weather advisory from new york to boston. tols of thatth hw erthayight inn ssissi
storms on sunday afternoon and evening. damaging wind is the primary threat. the low becomes a coastal system and impacts us sunday night into monday morning, making for a very difficult commute. the heaviest snow from worcester back to scranton. tom? >> we'll stay tracking both these storms through the weekend. ginger, thank you. now to the frightening scene in ft. lauderdale. a small plane crashing into a high-rise apartment building. authorities say the pilot was killed when the plane carrying a banner slammed into the 18-story building, hitting between the 16th and 17th floors. surveillance video showing the plane's final moments. t here thpilot yi to pullp. budinging partth abc's victor oquendo is us ton. >> reporter: tonight, the plane's crumpled wreckage still lying 160 feet below where it slammed into the side of this high-rise. >> the caller's advising that the plane crashed into his apartment. >> reporter: surveillance video
capturing the moment the plane trailing a banner seems to get caught. that building completely evacuated. inside you can see the damage in one resident's kitchen. this yellow banner plane was in the air for 90 minutes before crashing in between the 16 and 17 floors of this ft. lauderdale condo, leaving that gaping hole. >> i heard a loud bang, and then a couple seconds later there was a crash. >> reporter: the pilot, the only person on board, did not survive. construction crews were working on the deck below at the time of the crash while residents were inside the building. incredibly, none of them injured by the falling aircraft. >> it could have been much worse. >> it could have been substantially worse with a lot more injuries on scene. >> reporter: tom, tonight we are learning in 2015, while flying in california this same plane had an engine failure. it caused the pilot to make an emergency landing in the l.a. river. that plane is still on the pool deck behind me. the ntsb is here and they'll be heading the investigation. tom? >> victor, thank you. we want to turn to politics
and we move to the white house. president trump facing new backlash in the wake of his summit collapse with north korea. the president seeming to anger the parents of american college student otto warmbier who died after being in prison by the regime. the warmbiers attended last year's state of the union issuing a blistering statement after the president defended kim jong-un over their son's death. president trump responding late today. abc's senior national correspondent terry moran is at the white house. >> reporter: while president trump was enjoying his time with north korean dictator kim jong-un in hanoi -- >> i think very importantly the relationship is very strong. >> reporter: fred and cindy warmbier kept silent. today, they broke that silence, declaring in an extraordinary statement, we have been respectful during this summit process. now we must speak out. their son, otto warmbier, arrested in north korea in 2016 while on an adventure tour, paraded before cameras. his terrified, anguished confession -- >> please! i have made the worst mistake of my life.
>> reporter: a propaganda stunt by kim. 17 months later, otto warmbier was dead, flown home in a coma after being brutalized in north korean custody. in 2018, president trump invited the warmbiers to the state of the union and pointedly blamed kim for their son's death. >> the dictatorship sentenced otto to 15 years of hard labor, before returning him to america last june, horribly injured and on the verge of death. >> reporter: but in hanoi, the president seemed to absolve the dictator. >> he felt badly about it. in those prisons and those camps you have a lot of people, and some really bad things happened to otto, some really, really bad things. but he tells me he didn't know about it, and i will take him at his word. >> reporter: today, the warmbiers were blunt -- kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son otto. and without mentioning the president, they rebuked him for his bromance with the dictator.
>> he likes me, i like him. some people say, oh, you shouldn't like him. i say why shouldn't i like him? i like him. we get along great. >> reporter: kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity, the warmbiers said. no excuses or lavish praise can change that. >> terry moran joins us from the white house. terry, president trump responding to the warmbier family tonight, saying he's being misinterpreted, but his word were pretty clear. >> they were. president trump has gushed about kim jong-un in a way he hasn't with any other world leader. he said literally, quote, we fell in love. he praises him as a visionary leader. he's insisting tonight that does not change his relationship with the warmbiers. he praised them and tweeted, i love otto and think of him often. tom? >> terry moran at the white house. let's stay in washington. the white house also pushing a clrance for president trump's n-in-lawkushne
receive top secret clearance ngheou until monday to turn over all documents related to kushner's security status. here's abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: congressional democrats today putting the white house on notice, setting a monday deadline to hand over documents related to jared kushner's top secret security clearance. the documents were requested five weeks ago. now in a sternly-worded letter, house oversight committee chairman elijah cummings says he is asking for the final time. it comes after the "new york times" reported president trump ordered former white house chief of staff john kelly to give his son-in-law the clearance last year over the objections of the cia and the white house counsel. in january trump said he had nothing to do with any of it. >> did you tell general kelly or anyone else at the white house to overrule security officials? >> no. i don't think i have the authority to do that. i'm not sure i do. but i wouldn't -- i wouldn't do it. >> reporter: ivanka trump
telling abc news the same just weeks ago. >> the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance, zero. >> reporter: today, the white house refusing to confirm or deny the "new york times" report, but are saying this -- >> i will tell you the president has the absolute right to do what was described. >> pierre thomas joins us from washington. once again, let's be clear. congress is giving the white house until monday to turn over any documents related to jared kushner's top security clearance? >> reporter: that's exactly right, tom. monday is the deadline. there's a not so subtle threat. if the request is ignored, expect a subpoena. tom? >> pierre thomas for us tonight. pierre, thank you. next tonight disturbing images made public showing san francisco giants ceo in a physical altercation with his wife. the two tussling in a public park as she screams for help. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: tonight police say they are investigating this fight -- >> oh, my god!
>> reporter: between san francisco giants' ceo larry baer and his wife. tmz sports posting this video showing baer trying to grab a cell phone out of her hands as she screams for help. >> oh, my god, help! >> reporter: then falls out of her seat and onto the ground as he pries the phone away. afterward, you hear pam baer still shouting in the background as her husband tells her to stop. >> [ bleep ] >> stop. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: baer later telling the "san francisco chronicle" -- my wife and i had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member, and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument. baer reportedly went on to say he apologized to his wife, the couple calling situation embarrassing. major league baseball tells us they're working to gather more information about what happened. tom? >> marci, thank you. now to a terrifying confrontation in california. police releasing body cam video of a former patient armed with split-second life or death decision. clayton sandell with the video tonight.
>> reporter: a panicked 911 call sends officers racing in. >> i've been stabbed! please! reporter: the voice on line is a mental health therapist in fullerton, california, attacked by a former patient seen walking in moments earlier with a hunting knife. >> help me, i've been stabbed! >> reporter: that patient, katherine brazeau, had been treated by the therapist for three years until they had a falling out. the therapist got a restraining order. brazeau allegedly making repeated threats. >> she makes it clear that the therapist is going to die. >> reporter: the two veteran officers try to get in, but the door is locked. >> anybody inside, come out with your hands up! >> reporter: so they kick it in. as brazeau raises the knife again, both officers open fire. brazeau, shot seven times, was killed. the therapist survived. this entire incident from last may was over in just three minutes. the district attorney determined that both officers acted
reasonably in order to save a life. tom? >> clayton sandell with that chilling video. clayton, thank you. news about the crash of the amazon cargo plane near houston. the ntsb recovering the cockpit voice recorder from the atlas cargo jet. three crew members were killed when the plane went into a nosedive moments before landing. no word yet on what caused the crash. the countdown under way tonight. spacex and nasa hours away from a krit critical next step in relaunching america's manned space program. the crew dragon capsule set for a test flight to the international space station with a dummy passenger onboard. if all goes well, the capsule may take american astronauts into space for the first time in eight years. con i h more ac bedroom after a plane slammed into her home. how she was able to walk away.
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sense, you know? somebody who's your good friend, you don't think they would do something like that. cg details. >> i grabbed her legs. got her over to the fence. >> reporter: stern's junior prom date, preston taylor, here showing police how he helped mcatasney dump stern's body off a bridge. >> liam had her by the shoulders and hoisted her up onto the railing, and then i pushed her feet over so she was going over the rest of the way. >> reporter: their ultimate goal? steal stern's inheritance money locked in a safe. mcatasney's own words sealing his fate this week in a new jersey courtroom. >> guilty. >> guilty. >> guilty. >> reporter: did you feel anything in that moment? >> yeah, i felt that sarah got some justice. it's all about her. >> reporter: what would you say to liam mcatasney if he were sitting here? >> you're an evil person. you shouldn't exist on this earth. >> a powerful statement right there. and amy joins us now on set. amy, you were telling me
sarah stern's body was never found, so they needed this confession. >> that's right, tom. it was a key piece of evidence. in fact, sarah's dad says without that recorded confession they probably never would have known what happened to her. liam mcatasney now faces life in prison without parole for the murder, and taylor faces 10 to 20 years for his role in the crime, tom. >> so much more to this story. thank you, amy. watch amy's full report on "20/20" tonight at 9:00 right here on abc. when we come back, saying good-bye to a tv legend. remembering that sassy grandmother who made us laugh. more on the miracle moment. the teenager trapped after a plane slammed right into her bedroom. stay with us. ane slammed right into her bedroom. stay with us. ay with us. bedroom. stay with us. month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint damage. ongoing pain and stiffness are signs of joint erosion. humira can help stop the clock. prescribed for 15 years, humira targets and blocks a source of inflammation
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strong. finally tonight, america strong. mr. d. back at work after receiving not one, but two organ transplants, and the whole school there to greet him. >> reporter: when the doors of pole green elementary opened and 59-year-old tyrees dandridge saw all this commotion, all this joy, he realized just how lucky he was. tyrees wasn't being dramatic. just a few months earlier he was in a bad spot, in need of an organ transplant. but not just one -- two. a new heart and a new kidney. he waited and prayed and somehow got both. a double transplant. >> i thank him for looking at me because a lot of people are still waiting on kidneys and hearts. >> reporter: the students at pole green are thankful too. for nearly 20 years tyrees, ctoanrichmo, on monday he returned.school's s
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right now a rally is getting underway to protest a police confrontation that left a man dead. it comes hours after the five deputies involved were cleared of criminal wrong doing. seven days and done, tonight we are live with the deal that could bring the oakland teachers strike to an end. i'm spencer christian, just as our recent flood waters begin to recede, another storm is on the way. i'll have the forecast coming up. live where you live, this is abc 7 news. good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> we begin with developments of a case of a man tased and killed by san mateo deputy. >> the five deputies involved will not face criminal charges. we want to get right to abc 7 news reporter, amanda del castillo and a planned rally is just bnity activists
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