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welcome to "world news tonight." developing right now, the armed standoff. a militia group seizing a federal building. the tight over land. their vow to use violence if they have to. their call to arms for others to take on the government. counterpunch. donald trump taking on hillary. after he appears in a terror propaganda video. >> hillary clinton created isis and angry protesters in iran, storming the saudi embassy, setting it on fire. saudi arabia, now severing ties. tonight, iran threatening divine vengeance.
flu year's nightmare. the home trashed by a renter. the cover story he used before turning the property into an animal house. what you need to know before you offer up your home. and, greatest game. the college team, losing their starting quarterback, falling way behind, then launching one of the biggest comebacks in bowl history. did the winning coach's superstitious move give them a edge? and good evening. thanks for joining us this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with the armed occupation of government property by a militia in oregon. it began with a peaceful march, protesting land rights and the sentencing of two local ranchers convicted of burning federal land. but tonight, armed protesters have taken over a federal wildlife refuge. determined to stay as long as it takes and prepared to use violence. and leading the charge, a family to stranger to facing down the feds.
the fbi is watching closely, neal karlinsky starts us off from oregon. >> reporter: tonight, dozens of armed militia members have seized a federal building, angry at the government. >> it's the duty of the people to put the government back in its place. >> reporter: the takeover following this rally yesterday. militia marching through this remote, snowy area of oregon, they say they're prepared to use force if necessary. >> i'm at the compound the militia has taken over. there appear to be 50 to 80 militia members here. they've blocked off the roads, and several members are carrying handguns. >> reporter: one of the grievances, the sentencing of two local ranchers for arson. they're in a dispute with the federal government for land rights. bundy, along with his father,
nevada rancher cliven bundy, were involved in a standoff with the government two years ago. now, he says they've brought in generators and other supplies, preparing to hunker down, possibly for years. >> this refuge here is rightfully owned by the people, and we intend to use it. >> reporter: local schools have closed for the week. and the sheriff warning people to stay away. locals here fearful of an armed standoff. >> saying we're doing to rise up if we don't get our way. resistance, that's just not right. >> reporter: the local ranchers say they plan to turn themselves in peacefully monday morning. authorities are monitoring it closely. let's turn to politics. weighs in with the iowa caucus. but donald trump is looking
on hillary clinton. and making a bold accusation. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: forget his republican rivals, tonight donald trump is going full steam against hillary clinton. saying as secretary of state she spread terror, not diplomacy. >> hillary clinton created isis with obama. >> reporter: he's also shrugging off an appearance in a recruiting video from al shabaab. which shows him calling for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. tonight, he says it comes with the territory. >> what am i going to do? i have to say what i have to say. >> reporter: and he's pointing a finger back at clinton and her husband. >> he's in a propaganda, and they really put him down as a degenerate. >> reporter: citing this isis video. >> foreign kay tors. >> reporter: today, clinton laughed off this charge. >> republicans tend to have a particular fixation on blaming
world. i've noticed that. >> reporter: she did not mention trump by name. but her message to trump was clear. >> you hear all this rhetoric, attacking muslims and muslim americans. it's not only shameful and offensive, which it is. it's counterproductive. >> reporter: and a preemptive tweet from trump. do you remember in 2008 when bill worked long and hard for hillary? she lost. now bill is at it again. just watch. clinton likes to call her husband her sect weapon. and the popular former president will give his wife a big boost on the trail tomorrow. tom? >> mary, thank you. overseas to growing tensions between two muslim giants in the middle east. tonight, saudi arabia has severed tied with iran. of its embassy was attacked.
as abc's alex marquardt reports, this conflict is centered around religion, but also politics. >> reporter: tear gas filled the air in mass protests outside a saudi consulate in iran. as a mob torched the iranian embassy. protests spending around the world. angry chants and flag-burning. shiite muslims outraged at the execution by saudi arabia of a prominent shiite cleric, nimr al nimr. the furious response, showing that relations could get worse, and dangerously so. broken, angry and dysfunctional middle east even more broken, angry and dysfunctional.
leader of the world's see hiites, that they world face divine revenge. the cleric had railed against saudi arabia. he was executed alongside 46 others, most of them accused al qaeda militants. the u.s. criticized the executions, saying it worsens the sectarian divide in the region. and now saudi arabia announced it has cut ties with iran. and ordering all diplomats out of the country in the next 48 hours. tom? >> alex, thank you. tonight, israel has indicted two jewish extremists for an arson attack that killed a palestinian boy and his parents in july. one suspect admitted to tossing a firebomb through a window.
palestinian knife attacks. now back here another -- at home to the midwest. the mighty mississippi turning this illinois neighborhood into an island after cresting at a record high. this home in the town of olive branch now reachable only by boat after a levee breach. now, all that water is flowing south. indra petersons reporting in from the flood zone. >> reporter: roof after roof peeking from the swollen mississippi. tonight, the toll from the devastating floods is growing. in illinois, authorities recovering the second body of two teenagers whose truck was swallowed last week by rising waters. three still missing. 25 lives lost, and more than 100 homes destroyed. hardest-hit this weekend, alexander county, illinois. where the ohio river and mississippi now meet. the ohio river has already crested. the mississippi, now threatening. >> it's the worst we've seen in
alexander county. >> reporter: the mississippi is four miles away, across what is today, this overflow is backed up against this home. it's a flashback to the record floods of 1993. >> my mom, she's older, and this is where she lives, and this is where she wants to stay. so we're going to do everything we can to make that happen. >> reporter: a rare winter scare for the communities in the south, dreading what's coming their way. residents will be closely monitoring the river level today, hoping for the best. if you look at the map, the water is making its way to the south. memphis expecting to see all of the water cresting in the area. tonight, they're at the minute -- minor flooding stage. add a week to that, greenville, vicksburg, all this heading your way. and baton rouge, all the water
at this point in time, it will be a month prior, will be in the area. and it's hard to believe that weather. the temperatures by monday and tuesday, the jet stream dropping to the south. you're going to feel the chill out there. teens and even single digits is what you'll be feeling into the northeast by the time you wake up on tuesday morning. be ready for the cold. tom? indra, thank you. neighborhood shattered by a powerful explosion. the blast erupted in the middle of the night. people waking up to the noise and flames. today, it's clear some homes are so damaged, families won't be able to return. here's phillip mena. >> reporter: tonight, a massive cleanup in this oklahoma city neighborhood. after a home exploded into pieces early saturday morning. >> this house just exploded. >> reporter: the force of the blast so strong, it measured on an earthquake seismograph.
>> the whole house is gone. >> reporter: a neighbor shooting this dramatic cell phone video. >> it's completely gone. >> reporter: incredibly, a man sleeping inside the house survived. tonight, he remains hospitalized. locals say a gas company was working on a gas meter. moments later, an explosion. neighbors could smell a problem. >> i told my dad that i smell natural gas, and my next thought was, something exploded. >> reporter: the company says it's still investigating. we've seen dangerous gas explosions before, like this one in new jersey. safety experts say if you smell natural gas at home or in your neighborhood, that means immediate danger. get out, do not turn on any
ignite the gas, and call 911. phillip mena, abc news, new york. president obama is back at the white house tonight after his holiday vacation. arriving home after visiting the president's native hawaii. the president says he's fired up for his final year in office. first up, a meeting with loretta lynch about what he can do about gun violence. and in san bernardino, california, greering up to return to normalcy after the shootings there. the buildings where the shootings happened will remain closed. county workers will gather tomorrow to remember those lost. and a huge story out of the world of sports. everyone will remember this alamo bowl. tcu coming back from a 31-point deficit in triple overtime. there's so much more to the victory. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this amazing come from behind win is not what many
saw coming for texas christian university. >> that matches the largest comeback in bowl history. >> reporter: against oregon in the alamo bowl saturday, tcu was down at half-time, 31-0, and down on its luck, a ton of injuries and a starting quarterback benched after allegedly getting in a bar fight. just days before the big game, seen in this tmz video. so, they turned to their backup quarterback, his very first start. despite the first-half pummeling, he says he wasn't worried. >> at half-time, nobody had no doubt we could take it to three overtimes and win. >> reporter: nobody, except for maybe head coach gary patterson. at half-time, he chaed shirts from black to tcu purple. >> black wasn't working. >> reporter: the team battled back, and in the third overtime, the quarterback ran the ball
47-41. >> i said, can you imagine your dad passed away, he's watching, can you imagine if you come back can you imagine what he's thinking? and he did. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> what a story, and what a game. in this home that left it looking like a scene from "the hangover." what you need to know before renting out your place online. and why star chris brown could be in more trouble. what happened in vegas? those stories, coming up. why pause to take a pill? p and why stop what you' re doing to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use, is the onlypdaily tablet approved to treat erectile dysfunction so you can be ready anytime the moment is right. plus cialis treats the frustrating urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go
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