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breaking news tonight. donald trump about to speak. and the eye-opening new numbers tonight. what americans now think of his proposed ban on muslims in america. also breaking this friday night, on the scene of a fire in an american mosque. was it arson? and the hunt for one clue after the california terror. could it be at the bottom of the lake? and the former cop convicted, after years of targeting women. and the grandmother that took him down. now facing 263 years in prison. and one of the hottest gifts of the year, and the home that caught fire. what authorities say they forgot to do. and the new report about holiday deliveries this year. the reason behind the major slowdown.
time? good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. this whole week began with that announcement from donald trump, the republican front runner, proposing a ban on all muslims coming to america. tonight, as he stands firm, a new look at just how divided americans are on his idea. this evening, trump taking the stage at a town hall in iowa. and a new national poll shows 6 in 10 americans say they oppose the ban. when narrowed to republican voters, 42% say they support it. 36% do not. and are the republican party wrestling with the idea of trump as their nominee? jonathan karl leading us off. >> reporter: donald trump's got a warning for republican leaders who want to stop the trump juggernaut. >> i say folks, i'm sorry i did this to you, but you got to get used to it. it's one of those little problems in life. >> reporter: as trump rises in
chaos in the republican party. and now a new battle brewing between senator ted cruz and the front runner. until now, cruz has avoided attacking trump, but he was caught on a tape obtained by the "new york times" of a closed door meeting questioning whether trump and ben carson have the judgment to be commander in chief. cruz said he's avoided attacking trump and carson because he wants their voters and doesn't want to be attacked by trump. >> my approach, much to the frustration of the media, has been to bear hug both of them and smother them with love. >> reporter: trump responded today, tweeting, "looks like ted cruz is getting ready to attack. i am leading by so much, he must. i hope so. he will fall like the others." cruz tried to walk it back, tweeting, "the establishment's only hope -- trump and me in a cage match. sorry to disappoint. donald trump is terrific. #dealwithit." and "the washington post"
leaders met privately, pondering if trump could be stopped at the republican convention. that prompted ben carson to issue a statement, saying, "if this is the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite," he'll leave the party. meanwhile, trump's supporters seem to like his controversial proposal to temporarily ban muslims from coming into the u.s. >> i said, more power to him. i think we need to observe who is getting into the united states. >> reporter: while hillary clinton tried out her own trump impression back in october -- >> donald trump? isn't he the one who is like, oh, you're all losers? >> reporter: she's now signaling a tougher line on the republican front runner. >> you know, i have to say, seth, i no longer think he is funny. >> secretary clinton, once cracking jokes, now changing her tone. on the republican side, the party believes even with his lead, trump may not be the
>> right, with 35% of the vote, he may simply not have a majority given that the field is so crowded. so i can tell you this, republican leaders have been preparing for some time for the possibility there could be an all-out fight for the nomination on the floor of the republican convention. >> jon, thank you. and i hope you'll join martha raddatz and me as we moderate the new hampshire democratic debate, saturday, december 19th, 8:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. central, right here. meantime, investigators want to know if a fire at a mosque in california was arson. some members claiming the mosque was firebombed. flames contained to the lobby, but there is smoke damage throughout the building. the fbi is on-hand, should they determine the mosque was targeted. this comes as the fbi and divers converge on that lake in southern california.
san bernardino. now expanding their search using sonar to hunt for the hard drive, among other things, used by the husband and wife turned killers. sources say they may have visited the park after the attack, but shortly before their deadly shootout with police. tonight, what the gunman's childhood friend is saying about sleeper cells right here in america. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: tonight, divers back in this murky lake methodically dredging it for clues. looking for evidence, including a hard drive from the home of the terrorist couple syed farook and tashfeen malik. we saw what was left of their home office. the printer is here. the keyboard remains. days play as well. the guts of the computer have been taken away by authorities. >> whether they're able to get all of the information that is on these types of devices, that's a question as to what type of damage the water has done. and/or if they tried to damage the devices. >> reporter: investigators
all of their digital data. but the search at the lake also provides a new possible timeline. is it possible they were here? >> it's possible they were at this park, yes. >> reporter: specifically at the park and lake between the time of the rampage and that fierce shootout with police. critical for investigators trying to piece together who they may have worked with. that, as abc news has learned that enrique marquez, farook's friend whose assault rifles were used in the rampage, blabbed to others like this man, nick rodriguez, about sleeper cells that were "just waiting" and suggested that "when it happens it's going to be big." confirming what another friend of marquez already told us. >> he said something along the lines of, like, "there's a lot of muslims in our own backyard, just ready to just go haywire and attack," and we didn't think nothing of it. we just brushed it aside. you know, he was drunk, so i don't know. >> reporter: with the hard drive missing and some cell phones smashed, marquez is the best
going right now. he's been talking to the fbi for five days, but there's a question about his mental health. investigators aren't sure they can believe everything he says. david? >> matt, thank you. and from overseas, isis is mounting a new threat against an ancient city in libya. fighters storming into the coastal city, threatening to level stunning landmarks built by romans in the third century. militants already destroying artifacts and temples in palmyra that stood for 2,000 years. and from canada tonight, the new prime minister personally welcoming refugees. 163 refugees arriving in toronto, the first of 25,000 expected to be taken in by march. the prime minister, justin trudeau greeting them, telling them, quote, "you're home." and back in this country, to
the former police officer convicted of sexually assaulting eight women in the neighborhood he patrolled. breaking down in court as he learned his fate. taken down by a grandmother that spoke out. here's ryan owens. >> defendant is guilty of the crime of sexual battery. set punishment at eight years. >> reporter: too late for tears. former oklahoma city police officer daniel holtzclaw sobs as he hears one guilty after another. >> defendant is guilty. of the crime of procuring lewd exhibition. guilty of rape in the first degree. punishment is set at 30 years. >> reporter: the onetime college football star, who even tried out for the detroit lions, is tonight a convicted serial rapist. appearing to mouth to the jury "i didn't do this" as he was led away thursday, on his 29th birthday. the jury finding holtzclaw sexually assaulted eight women in the low-income neighborhood he patrolled. >> i was scared. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: all the women are
records. victims he thought no one would believe. >> he picked the wrong lady to stop that night. >> yes. >> reporter: this grandmother was the exception. she'd never been convicted of anything, so when officer holtzclaw pulled her over and abused her, she called the police and the media right away. there were protests during the former officer's trial. concerns that the all-white, mostly male jury might not deliver justice to these women. the jurors proved those protesters wrong in dramatic fashion. >> defendant is guilty of the crime of sexual battery. >> reporter: the jury recommends quite a sentence -- 263 years. the judge will have the final say next month. david? >> ryan, thank you. as we head into the weekend, 13 million americans at risk for severe weather. deadly storms continuing to pummel the northwest. a massive tree uprooted in washington. a tornado touching down. and in california, up to 40-foot
right off the coast. let's get right to rob marciano. east, huge heat, look at the temperatures. records will fall across the central u.s. 20 or more degrees above the average. going to trigger some big thunderstorms. probably hail, strong winds, maybe some tornadoes. for texas and oklahoma tomorrow and then again on sunday. and meanwhile, the west is still a mess. more watches and warnings posted for the next storm set to slam the northwest tomorrow. the soil unstable and saturated, more of the big waves and big winds coming in as well. >> rob, thank you. now to the deadly crash in california. a medevac going down in foggy weather, as they rushed a patient to the hospital. all four onboard were killed. and late word tonight, the crew supposed to be onboard the aircraft, there was a
david kerley covers aviation. >> reporter: in these rolling hills, those trying to save lives lost theirs. this medevac helicopter going down, killing the pilot, two medical personnel, and a patient. the chopper crashing north of bakersfield, its destination. it was dark and foggy. difficult conditions, even for those looking for the missing chopper. >> medevac one, negative. we're not going to go out there. we can see the weather from here. it's pretty bad. >> reporter: the medevac, operated by a private company. those killed offered to take the place of another crew. which attended the company's christmas party that night. >> there's inherent risk in ems and especially air ambulance. >> reporter: we have seen those risks. last year in new mexico, a medevac taking off from a hospital crashing on the roof. so often, these crashes are deadly. in the past decade, 78 lives lost in medevac accidents. the national transportation safety board is concerned. and among other things, wants
>> the very people that go out to save lives are unfortunately crashing and claiming lives. >> reporter: the ntsb is on the scene of the crash, hoping what it learns prevents another tragic loss. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> david, thank you. we turn to the economy tonight, and the new headline affecting your christmas packages. after americans spent $4.5 billion online after thanksgiving, new signs tonight fedex and ups are struggling to get your packages there on time. here's rebecca jarvis on exactly how many days you have left to mail them without paying a heavy premium. >> reporter: they're as universal as santa claus and christmas trees at the holidays. ups and fedex trucks, making the rounds. but this year, with online orders soaring 14%, those deliveries are already hitting delays. the on-time delivery rate at both ups and fedex now down from
flooded with orders after a surge in online sales over the thanksgiving weekend. ups now delivering some packages in u-haul trucks. >> during the holiday season it is very common for ups to use u-haul trucks to help handle the extra package deliveries that are needed. >> reporter: "ups fail" becoming a popular hashtag with consumers crying foul on their computers. of course, if you don't want to worry, there's always the old-fashioned way. >> there are huge benefits of going into the store. not just having a bit of fun shopping the old-fashioned way. there are discounts that a staff member can offer you, if you just ask. >> reporter: there's also the post office, david. generally the cheapest option, and you still have three days to ship by standard post and guarantee it gets there by christmas. david? >> three more days? i'm doomed. rebecca, thank you. >> to wall street, the dow down more than 300 points.
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writing to a doctor. >> you probably have no idea who i am. >> reporter: as an infant, ashli needed a liver transplant to survive. >> i had a congenital cirrhosis of the liver. >> reporter: her mother, a perfect match, donated part of hers. she had never opened up to her classmates about her transplant before. and she wanted to thank the doctor. >> you had a great impact on my life. >> reporter: that letter reached the surgeon from so many years ago. robert goldstein was so touched by her letter, a mere letter or phone call wasn't enough. he drove two hours to surprise her in person at school. >> dr. goldstein. >> reporter: a reunion 14 years in the making. >> look at you. come here. oh. she moved me to the point where i wanted to give back. i wanted her to realize that her words had a real lasting impression. >> kids that go through the same thing, they don't always make it. and me, being able to make it, it's just really -- i'm just really grateful for those who
>> reporter: now 15 years old, ashli takes all ap courses, is in the school band, sings in the school choir and is a young star in theatre. >> so, i've got my letter. i'm going to keep it. >> i really hope that you get this letter. de towards you. sincerely, ashli taylor. >> and so we choose dr. robert goldstein and of course ashli taylor. and their hug, 14 years later. thanks for watching here on a friday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here on monday. until then, good night.controversy. why a valley woman say she could be forced to take them down. plus... new at 6. we sold almost every gun in the entire store in a day and a
for local gun stores. and right now... action news is tracking when even colder temperatures will arrive. a live look outside right now at a gloomy evening across the valley.. and many areas have already seen some rain tonight. the entire valley is looking at a major cooldown heading into the weekend... let's head straight over to chief meteorologist bryan scofield in the weather center with the latest... bryan? tonight...mostly cloudy and colder with showers until early this evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. lows 39 to 43 on the west side of the valley...40 to 44 on the east side. northwest wind 15 to 25 mph. .saturday...mostly sunny. highs 52 to 55 on the west side of the valley...55 to 58 on the east side. northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. .saturday night...partly cloudy. lows 36 to 40 on the west side of the valley...35 to 39 on the east