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oh, the weather outside is delightful. winter's wrath nowhere in sight as the tri-state area enjoys record setting temperatures. shopping scare. disturbing discovery inside a mall triggers an evacuation and emergency response. i'm sandra bookman. >> i'm ken rosato in for joe torres. we begin with near record warmth in december. the temperature at 6:00 hitting 62 degrees as we look live at lincoln center. that is a full 22 degrees above the normal temperature for this
we have reports on this unusually warm weather. we begin with meteorologist jeff smith and the exclusive accuweather forecast. jeff? >> reporter. >> sandra, these temperatures are typical of what you would see at the tail end of april and early october to put it in super speck -- it in perspective. a record at as slip and bridgeport, 68 and 61 respect tully. check out the temperatures we had south of new york city. it got in the low 70s down the shore. practically a batch day at belmar and toms river up to 72. low 60s on the 60 in north america. 58 still at teterboro as we head into the evening hours. temperatures basically around 55 up to white plains. falling into the upper 40s by monticello and mid-50s on the island.
year. we should be in the upper 30s and 40s into the early evening. in the day tomorrow, a mild one. there will be a backdoor cold england. behind that cooler air tending to seep in from the north and northeast. part of the area cools off but part of the area is up near 70. near record warmth. we will talk about that in the full accuweather forecast later sandra? >> we will see you then, jeff. this time last year it was cold enough for a dusting of snow. people are wearing tank tops and shorts while they are walking around outside. how warm is it? cefaan kim posted this video on twitter. those are surfers enjoying the conditions. he is in coney island right now. >> reporter: well, sandra, we decided to head out to coney island because that is what people do when it's warm outside. we were not alone.
boardwalk was packed. people were out and about enjoying the warm weather, enjoying it while it lasts. this is not file footage. it's mid-december and spring is in the air. over the verrazano bridge in port hamilton, man's best friend frolicking in the green grass and bikers and runners in t-shirts and tank tops. >> i like it. >> reporter: i mean, who doesn't. it was so warm out golfers were hitting the links and it was literally beach weather with surfers riding the waves at robert moses beach. for boaters the boating season should be over but not this year. >> a lot of people are in the water. boats aren't winterized. they like to fish. normally you couldn't do that in december. >> reporter: in mill basin, plenty of boats not started for the winter yet. even the fishing season is longer.
and you can catch some suntan in the process. >> reporter: but with the toasty weather in december, some say it's just an iou for mother nature because she will make us pay for it dearly on the back end of winter. >> we will get a blizzard soon. that's what will happen. when the weather is warm like this, when it's wintertime, normally what follows is a lot of snow. a lot of bad weather. >> reporter: they don't care. what is in store for us a month from now, who cares. florida. >> reporter: don't we all wish we were there, right, sandra and ken. all we can do is soak it in. it won't last forever. reporting live from coney island, cefaan kim. much. the white house it is
approved in paris the biggest. the paris agreement aims to keep temperatures from rising another degree celsius by the end of the century. president obama says the problem is not solved by the agreement but establishes the program work that is needed. >> no notion, not even one as powerful as ours can solve this challenge alone and no country, no matter how small, can sit on the sidelines. >> reporter: leaders had been negotiating the fact pact for four years. the deal needs to be ratified by individual governments before taking effect. a threatening note left in the bathroom at a mall in new jersey sparks an evacuation. the brief scare at the shops at riverside in hackensack. eyewitness news reporter a.j. ross is there this evening. a.j.? >> reporter: sandra, holiday music was interrupted by alarming calls to evacuate shoppers and workers at the shops at riverside after a message in a lower level
shut down the mall for several hours. this is a different seen from earlier today shortly after 1:00 this afternoon the entire mall was empty as police, canine and bomb squad units performed a thorough search of every inch of this property. according to hackensack police, security officers discovered a graffiti message inside one of the bass rooms that suggested a bomb threat. they decided to evacuate everyone inside. the bomb squad and canine units were brought in. after a thorough sweep that took several hoursed ma'am was deemed safe. >> i heard that a note was placed in the rest room and that's as much as i know. >> that's scary. you don't know if if it's people trying to scare threat. >> reporter: people were
since then we have noticed a few police patrol cars going around the perimeter along with mall security. there was issues with traffic on route 4 as this was going on. traffic has since cleared up since the mall reopened. live in hackensack, a.j. ross, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, a.j. the fbi found items in its search of a lake in san bernardino but no word if the items are related to the mass shooting. divers are searching the lake for a third day hoping to find evidence linked to the mass shooting on december 2 that killed 14 people in particular a computer hard drive that the suspects may have tossed in the water. authorities have detained a person of interest in an arson fire at a mosque. police in coachella, california say the fire was intentional. everyone got out safely and mosque members were forced to pray in the street outside. dozens of demonstrators
protest the acquittal of a nassau police officer in the beating of a driver. protestors rallied in williston park to denounce what they say officer. a judge handed down a not guilty verdict prides. he -- friday. he was accused of beating a man last year. he said it was reasonable because howell reached for his glove box making the officer fearful for his life. invasion of kris kringle on its way.
city officials hope to have a section of first avenue that serves as a feed erode way to the first avenue bridge back open by monday's rush hour. crews are trying to remove the remaining bricks by one by. first avenue between 61st and 64th streets has been closed since last monday when brakes came raining down off a building facade at the corner of 63rd. fortunately no one was hurt. santa-con revellers are heading the warning to be nice instead of naughty. there are no reports of any
hundreds dressed as st. nick kicked off in williamsburg before going to bars. organizers sent messages out to participants about safety. new video tonight of a scary incident at j.f.k. airport. a qatar airways flight was forced to abandon a high speed take off while members of the media watched it live on tv screens. the journalists that captured the video said the aircraft self a posted bringing them from 100 miles per hour to a large screeching halt in 15 seconds. no one was hurt but passengers were shaken. an indicator said the runway was too short to support the take off. frank sin nat try would have been 100 years old today.
the stevens institute of technology. today fans are celebrating sinatra at patsy's in midtown, manhattan. many celebs visited to dine on his favorite dishes. >> happy birthday frank. shaping up to be a december to remember. >> near reported temperatures have everyone wondering what happened to winter. meteorologist jeff smith has the answer in his exclusive accuweather forecast. >> before we go to break, a holiday greeting from a local member of the military from our area who won't be home for the holidays. >> >> hey, everybody. merry christmas and happy new year. this is john paul from the 106 wing in new york. i want to wish everyone a very safe holiday and give a shot
a morning of fun at the police athletic league. hundreds of boys and girls were joined by police commissioner bratton for a party at pals harlem center. it was filled with games, gifts and holiday cheer. it's one of many pals holiday celebrations throughout the city. they provide recreation 23458, educational activities for
>> that is the best part of the commissioner's job. >> exactly. a great, great organization. >> sure is. >> like our great, great weather. >> really? free advertising over here to my right. >> you know what, i will get you after the show. >> wow. >> no where else we have free advertising? outside. it's proportional to the number of people we have outside our studios. how often do we have people. ken, look at all the people you attracted. >> you have to come at 4:30 in the morning. we have a beautiful night. temperatures are in the 60s. we are approaching mid- december, early evening and temperatures still around 62 in central park. that wind from the south around 7. the high getting up to 66 after a morning low of 55. again, a full 22 degrees above the norm for this time of year. 68 the record in 1931. not quite reaching that.
close to another record tomorrow. sunrising around 7:11 tomorrow morning. highs in the low 70s in places like belmar and toms river into the upper 60s. that was a record in islip on long island. patchy fog developing late tonight into tomorrow morning. be careful if you are out traveling, especially after midnight. take it slow. lots of clouds tomorrow. near record warmth again as we get temperatures probably shy of the record in new york city but south of new york city we could have upper 60s to around 70 in those places that got up to that level today. rain returning on monday,ing mainly in the afternoon. could be an early morning shower. steadier into the afternoon and evening hours. temperatures across long island in the middle 50s. islip you have fallen 68 to 55. 56 bridgeport, connecticut. we have temperatures in the upper 40s north and west of the city. in month, you could be 18 in monticello. 57 belmar.
the radar and satellite along with the wind stream showing interesting things. a lot of cloud cover around. we have the wind coming in generally off the water. that's why we could have fog later on tonight. that will keep us cooler tomorrow than today from the city and points north. we will show it to you on the futurecast as we head throughout the next 48 to 72 hours. overnight temperatures barely falling into the upper 50s by tomorrow morning. tomorrow. lower and perhaps even middle 60s in new york city. staying in the upper 50s north of town. south of the city we get into the upper 60s in places like toms river where you may see a break of two of sunshine. then as we head into monday morning, showers start developing. we still have mild temperatures in the upper 50s. all of this consolidates into a heavier rain monday. into christmas week we get a
not even cold, barely down to normal for this time of the year. mild air tries to return as the general storm track is well off to the west. that actually allows the mild air to move up the coast. accuweather forecast, mild, 54 in midtown. patchy late night fog possible. patchy morning fog tomorrow. otherwise mainly cloudy and warm. high up to 63. record 64 in 1923. 54 tomorrow night. accuweather seven-day forecast, it becomes wet. we are talking a shower in the morning then steadier rain in the afternoon. record monday 67 set in 1871. mild tuesday and wednesday with sun returning. rain coming in at times on thursday. then the little transient cool shot on friday into saturday. highs in the middle to upper 40s. year. >> thank you, jeff. with sports.
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welcome to "world news tonight." the historic deal to tackle climate change. the world coming together, nearly 200 countries, finally reaching agreement. the cheering, the protests, too. the landmark pact called the decisive deal for the planet. a california mosque firebombed. tonight, authorities suspect it's a hate crime, apparent backlash after that deadly attack in san bernardino. now divers there pulling up terrorists? and, the race to find hundreds of newborns, their moms and hospital workers exposed to tb. the medical emergency traced to the nurse who treated them. the online shopping sites that seem just fine, but just take your money.
gifts, and how to avoid being scammed this holiday season. good evening and thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm cecilia vega. as we come on the air tonight, people around the world are celebrating a turning point on our planet. it took two decades, but now, a historic agreement on climate change signed by nearly every nation in the world. the bang of a gavel cementing the deal, a limit on greenhouse gas emissions that could reduce the effects of climate change. president obama offering his praise a short time ago, saying the agreement offers the best chance to save the one planet we have. but there are protesters weighing in, too. criticizing that deal for not going far enough. what is certain tonight, the affect of this agreement will be felt for generations. abc's alex marquardt starts us off tonight. >> reporter: a standing ovation and tears tonight, as almost
agreed to the landmark deal aimed at preventing catastrophic climate change. tonight, the white house called it the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. >> this agreement represents the best chance we've had to save the one planet that we've got. >> reporter: 195 countries signing onto the agreement. the culmination of two decades of negotiations that had failed, until now. talks outside paris, including several all-nighters for the delegates, led to the deal that goes into effect in 2020. whose goal is limiting the warming of the earth to less than 3.6 degrees fahrenheit. each country came up with a plan to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and will be required to publicly report them. >> we've reached an agreement here that is the strongest most ambitious global climate change agreement ever negotiated. >> reporter: but much of the agreement is voluntary and not legally binding. developing countries, like china, which has seen horrendous
required to report as much about their emissions, and the deal doesn't have a way to punish countries that don't live up to the agreement. climate scientists agree that global warming won't end because of this deal and while some are saying it falls short, it's being celebrated around the world as a momentous breakthrough. cecilia? >> alex, thank you. and we want to turn now to our other top story, to california. police tonight questioning a person of interest in a firebombings at a mosque there. investigators say it was a hobble hate possible hate crime. abc's aditi roy reporting in from the scene tonight. >> reporter: inside the blown-out door of this southern california mosque, the charred lobby, barely recognizable, after a fire authorities believe was arson and are now arresting 23-year-old carl dial for a possible hate crime. >> commercial structure fire with battalion 6-a on scene. >> reporter: the blaze erupting just past noon yesterday, after eye witnesses say a firebomb was hurled at the mosque's front door.
smoke. mushroom cloud. >> reporter: several inside managing to escape as the lobby caught fire. worshippers later moved prayers to the sidewalk. when you look at this, what goes through your mind? >> sadness, actually. it's a family place. it's a social place for us. rebuilding it again. >> reporter: the islamic society of the coachella valley mosque is just 75 miles from san bernardino. the fire, one of several incidents that officials are investigating, as possible backlashes to those terrorist shootings. in all, there have been three times as many cases of vandalism and harassment at mosques this year than last. says the council on american/islamic relations. in philadelphia, surveillance video of a pig's head thrown at a mosque. threatening voicemails left at a mosque in st. louis. >> come my way and i'll [ bleep ] you all. cut your [ bleep ] head off.
>> we are concerned about other attacks. the answer is yes. >> reporter: the acting imam here tells me it is unclear how long it will take them to rebuild. meantime, they are doubling security and reassuring families here that they are safe. cecilia? >> and that damage just devastating. aditi, thank you. not too far from where aditi is reporting tonight, the desperate hunt for clues in that fbi divers recovering objects from the bottom of this lake. killers. and a childhood friend of one of the shooters being questioned bought their most deadly weapons. all of this as more victims are are laid to rest. abc's kayna whitworth reporting in from san bernardino tonight. >> reporter: for the third day, searchers combing through this muddy lake in san bernardino. the fbi telling abc news, divers have pulled items from the water and are now analyzing them for any connection to syed farook and tashfeen malik. investigators are still looking for the couple's missing hard drive.
bought the two rifles used in the attack, now in his sixth day of questioning by the fbi. >> he is probably sitting somewhere, what i would describe as fbi hotel. so, he continues to talk and describe whatever he knows about syed and the female that was, you know, part of the attack. >> reporter: marquez hasn't been charged with a crime, and says he knew nothing about the plans for the san bernardino attack. but what he has told investigators is that farook had planned an attack in 2012, but got cold feet. nick rodriguez, who knew marquez from a local bar, said he remembered one chat back in 2013, but shrugged it off as drunk banter. >> he would just talk about how there are so many sleeper cells and when it's going to happen, it's going to be big. >> reporter: rodriguez believes marquez is partly responsible, no matter what he knew about the attack ten days ago. >> he turned his back on america. like i said, innocent people are dead.
people are missing. there's presents underneath the tree that are never going to be opened. >> reporter: today, those families saying good-bye to three victims, including shannon johnson, who saved the life of his coworker, denise perazza, by shielding her from the bullets. his last words to her? "i got you." >> he's always about taking care of those who can't take care of themselves. >> reporter: shannon's brother described him as fearless today. he was certainly that in the face of terror. and now his name is inscribed on this wall of remembrance, along with the 13 other victims. cecilia? >> fearless indeed. kayna, thank you. we turn to politics now. donald trump somewhere he's not used to being. second place. there is also a big republican debate just days away, the gloves are already coming off. abc's mary bruce reporting in from the white house. >> reporter: tonight, the bromance between donald trump and ted cruz is on the rocks. >> it's not a contest between the two of us, just so we
>> reporter: as cruz gains ground, trump for the first time is taking aim at the texas senator, targeting his faith. >> i do like ted cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba. >> reporter: in iowa, trump jabbed cruz for opposing popular ethanol subsidies. >> if ted cruise is against ethanol, how does he win in iowa? because that's very anti-iowa. >> reporter: this iowa farmer tells us it's trump or bust. >> anybody else gets in, it's the same old garbage. nothing gets done. >> reporter: you think he's the only one? >> i think he's the one that can get it done, yeah. >> reporter: but trump also has kind words for his chief rival, saying cruz would have a role to play in a his administration. >> we would certainly have things in mind for ted, to be honest with you. >> reporter: in south carolina today, trump came under fire for his call to ban muslims entering the u.s. but he stands by his controversial proposal. >> we don't want people coming in and knocking down world trade centers and having what happened
>> reporter: now, trump is already responding, blasting that new poll that shows cruz with a ten-point lead. trump tweeting tonight, "don't trust the des moines register poll." he says it is biased towards trump. cecilia? >> mary bruce at the white house tonight. thank you. and there will be a big democratic debate, too, right here on abc. join david muir and martha raddatz for the new hampshire democratic debate, your voice, your vote. one week from tonight, saturday, december 19th, 8:00/7:00 central. we turn now to that extreme weather this weekend. at least two reported tornados so far in east texas. take a look at this. homes damaged this afternoon in lindale. this neighborhood in shambles. you can see it there. first of all, welcome to abc news, it's great to have you with us. we have to start with tough weather out there with this forecast extending through the evening. >> reporter: that's the big concern. portions of oklahoma and middle sections of texas, going to be
and a lot of strong winds, large hail and damaging winds out there. not to mention rainfall. oklahoma city, dallas, even austin could see as much as four and five inches of rain. talking about a threat for flash flooding. >> here on the east coast, it does not feel a day like december. you brought some warm weather with you. how long is this going to last for us? >> reporter: i feel very guilt, as they are suffering in the middle of the country. but temperatures, 25 degrees above normal. doesn't feel like december. we're talking about temperatures that should be in the 30s in chicago, they are looking for 60s. d.c. in the 40s, almost near 70 degrees tomorrow. i don't think there's many complaints. >> keep the weather. thank you for joining us. nice to see you. and we do turn now to hundreds of parents in california's bay area. they are worried about what their newborn babies might have been exposed to at the hospital. what one nurse may have spread to those hundreds of patients. abc's ron claiborne has the latest. >> reporter: the news was stunning. 350 newborn babies at this
possibly exposed to a nurse who tested positive for tuberculosis. those infants will now undergo daily treatment with antibiotics for the next six to nine months as a precaution. >> we have to assume they might be infected and start them on medications, until we can show for sure that they're not infected. >> reporter: in addition to the babies, 368 mothers and 338 hospital employees, who came into contact with the nurse between september and november, will be monitored, but not treated unless they test positive for tb. according to officials, the nurse's annual tb checkup in september was negative. but in november, she saw her doctor for an unspecified complaint. and that doctor ordered a chest x-ray, which led to the diagnosis. the nurse has been placed on paid leave of absence. tb is transmitted through the air, by a person coughing or sneezing. >> she was not coughing up
of time that she was working. >> reporter: but the hospital decided to act just the same, and local health officials and the hospital say they have identified everyone who may have been exposed to the disease. and they're working through the weekend to contact them and begin scheduling appointments. and i should add, cecilia, doctors we spoke to said the antibiotics the newborns are getting are very safe and side effects very rare. >> tough for that hospital, but really scary for those brand new parents. >> reporter: really is. >> something else scary, if you haven't finished your christmas shopping tonight, i haven't. a warning tonight for all us procrastinators. before you click your way to checkout, here's abc's gloria riviera with the holiday scam that is causing some big holiday headaches. >> reporter: this holiday season, beware of scam artists online, waiting for you. shopping for her daughter, mindy hayes clicked on an ad in her facebook feed for ugg boots, over 80% off. >> i was like, oh, great deal. >> reporter: too great. those boots never arrived. the online retailer apparently a fake.
e-mail, it just didn't look legitimate. >> reporter: mindy, an avid online shopper, who works in i.t., was out $83. experts warn it could have been worse. more money or even her identity. >> clicking that link puts you in danger, it also puts your family and friends in danger. >> reporter: all of that can happen with just one click. >> absolutely. >> reporter: so, what should you be looking for? safe sites have an "s" with a lock in the url. fake sites often have typos and grammatical errors. real online businesses have extensive privacy policies. facebook quickly investigated, telling abc news it has "blocked this website from placing future ads." as for mindy hayes, she's working on getting her money back. >> it's hard to know who you can and can't buy from online. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washington. we still have much more ahead on "world news tonight." coming up, it was once bone in as america's most notorious store for selling guns used in crimes.
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in this surveillance video, you see a man police identified as hans wrage, casually stroll into the cleveland natural history museum last week. 30 minutes later, investigators say, there he is slipping out through a service door, getting away, according to this police report, before anyone noticed. the shattered display case, missing seven valuable sapphires. >> as long as i've been down there, this is the first time it's happened, that any of these museums down here got hit like this. >> reporter: the 36-year-old part-time lab tech and physics teacher arrested yesterday and put on administrative leave by john carroll university. >> i'm surprised. i don't see that. kind of a quiet guy. does not seem like he would steal stuff, i don't know. especially $81,000 worth of jewelry. >> reporter: police telling abc news, wrage is still being questioned tonight, as detectives try to figure out where the jewels ended up. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. still ahead on "world news tonight," the photo that had all of us here cringing today. the steel beam that smashed into
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