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tonight, breaking news. the new polls just out. as michelle obama joins hillary clinton for the first time on the trail. what they reveal about each other. just as wikileaks reveals major questions about millions made by bill clinton. and donald trump tonight, appearing to surprise even melania. the deadly six-alarm fire here in new york city. the dramatic rescue. the major storm hitting. snow, ice, freezing rain from d.c. to philly to new york. the college student accused of sexual assault, and tonight, the list of women. what was allegedly discovered in the book next to his bed. diane sawyer is here tonight. isis in america. one-on-one with the college grad, the star student behind bars. his stunning answer, what drew him to isis. and made in america is back.
liberty. what we discovered. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a very busy thursday night. and tonight, 12 days to go. new polls just out in the key battlegrounds showing a tightening race between hillary clinton and donald trump. today, for the first time, first lady michelle obama walking out onto that campaign stage, right there with hillary clinton, with her own message about clinton, saying this is not over. and it c faces a new wikileaks headline involving money made by bill clinton after the white house. what one e-mail refers to as bill clinton inc. abc's cecilia vega is in north carolina. >> reporter: they walked out together to cheers and a hug. first lady michelle obama and hillary clinton. >> seriously, is there anyone more inspiring than michelle
and maybe it's especially meaningful to me, because i do know something about being first lady of the united states. >> reporter: former rivals with a shared bond. >> as our first african-american first lady, she's faced pressures i never did. and she's handled them with pure grace. >> reporter: their friendship on full display. >> among the many real privileges i've had is to see the president and the first lady dance. wow.
of north carolina, one of clinton's largest crowds so far. packed with little girls, families. >> i say this everywhere i go. i admire and respect hillary. >> hillary! hillary! hillary! >> yeah, that's right. hillary doesn't play. she has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. and, yes, she happens to be a woman. >> reporter: and of course, that famous line. >> casting our vote is the ultimate high when they go low. voting is our high. that's how we go high, we vote. how do we go high? >> we vote. >> how do we go high? >> we vote. >> reporter: but outside tonight, a shadow over the campaign.
abc has not independently confirmed them, and the campaign won't comment. the new revelation about the clinton foundation. this 2011 memo from bill clinton long time aide, doug band, reveals how he pressured companies to donate to the foundation and also to pay the former president millions for things like speeches. in the case of one large donor, band describes, quote, "a foundation relationship that evolved into a personal business la clinton." he even had a term for it, "bill clinton inc." >> new questions in these final days. and cecilia, we've seen the first lady on the trail for hillary clinton, but not side-by-side with her. >> reporter: yeah, this was the first time, david. i got to say, i was in that room near that stage, and they really seemed like friends, but not just mrs. obama. the white house saying that president obama will be out on the campaign trail nearly every day during the final week of this campaign. never before in recent history,
person hoping to succeed him. >> cecilia vega leading us off tonight. cecilia, thank you. and to those new polls just out tonight that i mentioned, including from right there in north carolina. hillary clinton at 47%, donald trump, 43%. in iowa tonight, clinton and trump now tied at 44%. and to the normally red state of georgia tonight, take a look at this. clinton at 43%, trump at 44%. very tight in georgia. the numbers also razor thin in the all-important state of ohio, where tonight, trump is taking aim at those wikileaks e-mails. and what he told our george stephanopoulos. it seemed to surprise his own wife, melania. abc's tom llamas is in ohio. >> reporter: today, donald trump latching onto that new wikileaks revelation about the clinton foundation and the moneymaking enterprise referred to as bill clinton inc. >> if the clintons were willing to play is this fast and loose with their enterprise when they weren't in the white house, just
the oval office. >> reporter: trump in battleground ohio today. three rallies in the must-win state. >> remember, every time you see a closed factory or wiped out community in ohio, it was essentially caused by the clintons. >> reporter: after two weeks of early voting here, nearly half a million ballots cast, but that's 40% less than at this point in 2012. experts say it could mean fewer democrats are turning out, which could help trump. huh he's still having trouble like his feud with that gold star family he attacked after they appeared at the democratic national convention. george stephanopoulos asking trump if he had any regrets. >> do you think you should have apologized to the khans? >> i have create respect for the khan family. i have create respect for, i mean, the son is a great hero. but if i were president at that time, captain khan would be alive today, george. because i wouldn't have been in iraq. >> reporter: this, though trump
hillary clinton calling him out. >> i don't understand how anyone would want to rub salt in the wounds of a grieving family. >> reporter: khizr khan now on the campaign trail for clinton. >> this is most cruel thing you can say to grieving parents, that if i was there, this would not have happened. >> reporter: as he enters the home stretch, trump leaning on his family for help, including wife, melania. >> does it make you want to get out there in the final two weeks? >> we will see. my priorities is my son, our son, barron. i might join him. we will see. >> she's actually going to make two or three speeches. >> oh! >> made some news right there. >> she's amazing when she speaks. >> melania trump to be on the trail. tom llamas joins us from ohio, where donald trump just wrapped up another rally and something he said is making headlines at this hour, tom? >> reporter: that's right,
toledo, ohio, and something he said about african-american communities is making some headlines tonight. let's take a listen. >> we're going to work in our ghettos, so -- you take a look at what's going on, where you have pockets of areas of land where you have the inner cities and you have so many things, so many problems. >> reporter: now, at the top of that sound byte, it sounded like he used the word ghettos. that's a word i never heard him use. may have an impact here in ohio and all across the country, with african-american voters. a recent poll shows that only 4% of black voters planned on voting for donald trump on election day. david? >> tom llamas covering the trump campaign from the very start. tom, thank you. we move onto other news tonight, and to the deadly apartment fire right here in new york city. the apartment building engulfed in flames. and those flames reaching high above the roof. and from the safety of a window, the burning embers seen falling to the street.
abc's lynn abc's linzie janis is on the scene. >> reporter: a raging inferno taking over this new york city apartment building. just after 3:00 a.m., a smoke alarm going off on the first floor. the tenants running outside but leaving their front door open, allowing the flames to spread quickly. firefighters rushing up the fire escapes, battling the blaze for five hours. one resident died and four were injured, including an 81-year-old man. >> his two options were really to jump or to burn. >> reporter: firefighter jim lee rappelling down from the roof, grabbing the man from a third floor window. >> i told him to stay calm and when we got down, i said, i hope you ebb joyed the ride. >> reporter: david, firefighter lee says just seconds after they were both safely on the ground, that rope burned through. 11 firefighters suffered minor injuries. david? >> linzie janis on the scene there in new york tonight. linzie, thank you. next, to the extreme weather, on the move at this
the northeast. and real trouble for travelers from d.c. to philly, new york to new england. planes de-iced in hartford, connecticut, and in north hampton, massachusetts, tonight, snow and icy roads making for a difficult evening commute. let's get to rob marciano. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. for the big northeast cities, it is a cold rain, but for many, it's the first winter event of the season and it's not even november yet. check out the radar. still white showing up in places like a starting to change over to sleet. will be clearing out tomorrow morning, but wind behind that. want to show you storm in california now. it's tapping an old hurricane for moisture. it will bring in wind tonight, downed trees and power lines likely. mudslides a big threat there for the next 18 hours. david? >> rob marciano, come back inside. our thanks to you. in the meantime, next tonight, from madison, wisconsin, a college student already accused of abusing one woman, now facing new charges of sexual assault.
forward, and there may be more. police say they have found his notebook, and in it, authorities say, a list of women and his plans for them. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, a former university of wisconsin student is now facing sexual assault charges in multiple cases that have a campus reeling. alec cook was arrested last week after a student claimed he raped her for more than two hours at his madison apartment earlier this month. those charges opened the other women who say cook sexually assaulted them. >> they're scared, embarrassed, ashamed. >> reporter: and now, dozens of other women have come forward to talk to police about their encounters with cook. investigators say they found a black book in cook's apartment where he described in chilling detail the women he'd met, what and documented what he wanted to do to them. according to the search warrant, there were statements of kill and statements of sexual desires.
back, claiming any encounters were consensual and they know of no such journal entry. >> there was no woman named, there was no description of violent fantasy, there was nothing of that nature. >> reporter: cook has been suspended from the university. he's being held on $200,000 bail. his attorneys say their client is a victim of character assassination. he has yet to enter a plea to the multiple felony counts against him. david? >> thank you, linsey. next tonight, diane sawyer investigating the isis threat right here at home. inside a federal prison to speak with a young american man convicted and now serving eight years for trying to join the terror group. tonight, diane one-on-one with that inmate, once a star student. what lured him to isis? >> reporter: they were two honor students. a cheerleader, a soccer player. his father. and now, the two high school
providing material support to isis. had you ever been arrested before? >> no, ma'am, not at all. >> reporter: ever been in trouble? >> no. >> reporter: nothing? >> no, ma'am. i mean, unless you count, like ka car tickets. >> reporter: one of your friends is quoted as saying, he was the guy never in a bad mood. >> that is true. >> reporter: they met in college. their first serious romance. she admitted interest in isis. they watch isis videos online. >> these videos are dangerously inspirational. >> reporter: it made sense to you? >> that's how they showed himself. as rebuilding towns and feeding the poor. >> reporter: but when you're seeing beheadings of aid workers? >> i mean, yeah, i heard about them, but i never did see the videos. >> reporter: he and his girlfriend write messages to people they think are isis
airport. you were willing to kill in the name of isis? >> if, once i got there, i would have seen a whole different kind of picture, not from what i've seen. >> reporter: but you thought you were willing to do that? you were willing to kill americans? >> ah -- no. it was more just, you know, i want to help as much as i can. >> reporter: today, he says he wants to warn parents that their smart kids can have secrets and a seriously the world. so, as we leave the federal prison in oklahoma, a reminder, there are 800 open investigations in all 50 states into isis-related activity. and david, as you know, i'm going to be traveling the country to find out more about who these people are and what can be done to stop them. >> all right, diane, thank you. and we should mention that diane has spent months now reporting on the threat right here at home and we look forward to that full report coming soon right here. in the meantime, there is
the powerful explosion just moments after authorities warned everyone to get away. the house consumed by smoke and flames. the police officer ordering neighbors to back away, and you can see, yet another explosion, the second one, there in the back. the alert tonight about threatening phone calls. 300 million dollars stolen from americans, and we have the recording of one of those calls tonight. you'll want to hear it, right after the break. and made in america is back tonight. come with me to the statue of liberty, and the american idea this eveni it with all of you at home.
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telling mary jo cain-reis she owed back taxes, and she had to pay now. >> you have to buy a target tax voucher for the amount of $5,600. >> the guy tells me i'm tax deficient. i'm going to jail. >> by tomorrow morning, a revenue officer and a deputy shfs will be coming at your place. >> reporter: she refused to pay. but in the last three years, more than 15,000 victims in the u.s. have been duped into paying bogus tax claims. more than $300 million scammed by crooks in india, where just this month, dozens were scams. and the shakedowns can be dangerous. >> said that i owed back taxes. if i didn't pay immediately, they were going to have a warrant out for my arrest. >> reporter: when james davis of colorado springs refused to pay, the scammer got revenge by impersonating him, calling 911, claiming a violent crime was about to take place at the davis home. >> two or three guys standing showing guns and asking for
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now, a gift that's giving. we meet an american jewelry maker. what does she mean to you? >> she means liberation, she means freedom. >> reporter: freedom. grandfather came to america from armenia, through ellis island, she still has the suitcase. her father then starting an american jewelry business. >> can you imagine coming into this harbor and seeing that? >> reporter: she had no idea that during the mid '80s, they took out much of the copper. a tennessee family buying it. cure rating it for a very long time. >> reporter: but carolyn would would work with that family and the national park seice. did you have any idea that someone would come up with an idea like? >> i hoped someone would. >> reporter: she did. carolyn making jewelry here in america. each piece, a replica. all because that tennessee family said yes. >> he said, i found you! i didn't know it was a life-long dream for him to make sure that
>> reporter: a torch and 50 stars for 50 states. this is the copper right here? >> that's the copper. >> reporter: her brand alex and ani donating money back, for the new museum
to be bit right here on the island. knowing her small torches are now all over the world. she travels. >> she does. she's -- she's all around the world. >> sharing lady liberty.
and found the pension board unwilling to explain why they decided to grant pension benefits to a man who used his position here for personal gain , but we did not get many answers. he used the host at taxpayer expense. >> it is absolutely unacceptable, yeah, and frustrating. >> the conviction of dennis dietscher for misconduct in office should in the eyes of the milwaukee county executive chris abele disqualify him from receiving pension benefits in retirement. >> this is public trust, public money. this guy benefited from kickbacks. i'm not sure that is the message you want to send. >> despite dietscher's convictions for among other things using his county job to