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welcome to "world news tonight." developing right now, the armed standoff. a militia group seizing a federal building. their call to arms for others to take on the government. >> donald trump taking on hillary. he says hillary is to blame. >> hillary clinton created isis with obama. and angry protesters in iran, storming the saudi embassy, setting it on fire. tonight, iran threatening divine
vengeance. and the home trashed by a renter. what you need to know before you offer up your home. and, greatest game. the college team, losing their star quarterback, falling behind, then launching one of the biggest comebacks in history. did the winning coach's superstitious move give them a leg up? thanks for joining us this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with the armed occupation of government property in oregon. it began with a peaceful march, but tonight, armed protesters have taken over a federal wildlife refuge. 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: seizing a federal building, angry at the government. >> when government steps outside of its bounds, it's the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> reporter: the takeover following this rally yesterday. militia marching through this remote, snowy area of oregon, carrying flags, tossing peneses representing citizens taking back their government. now, they're saying they're ready 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 roads, and several members are carrying handguns. they also have manned a guard tower. >> reporter: one of the
grievances, the sentencing of two local ranch owners for arson. bundy, along with his father, cliven bundy, were involved in a standoff with the government two years ago. now, he says they've brought in genere tors. >> this 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. accusing them of attempting to overthrow the government. >> bringing in a militant view, saying we're going rise up if we don't get our way, we're going to use armed resistance, that's just not right. >> reporter: the local ranchers
say they plan to turn themselves in peacefully monday morning. but authorities are monitoring it closely. four weeks until the first state weighs in with the iowa caucus. but donald trump is looking beyond the primaries, and taking on hillary clinton. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: forget his republican rivals, tonight donald trump is going full steam against hillary clinton. saying she spread terror, not y diploma diplomacy. he's also shrugging off an appearance in a recruiting video from al shabaab. tonight, he says it comes with the territory. 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 video. >> republicans tend to have a particular fixation on blaming president obama and me for everything that happens in the world. >> reporter: her message to trump was clear. >> you hear all this rhetoric, attacking muslims and muslim americans. it's counterproductive. >> reporter: and a preemptive tweet from trump. do you remember when bill worked long and hard for hillary? now bill is out again. just watch. and the popular former president will give his wife a big boost
on the trail tomorrow. >> thank you. overseas to growing tensions between two muslim giants in the east. saudi arabia has severed tied with iran. as abc's alex marquardt reports, this conflict is centered around religion, but also politics. >> reporter: tear gas filled the air outside a saudi embassy in iran. protests spending around the world. angry chants and flag-burning. shiite muslims outraged at the execution by saudi aarabia of nimr al nimr. the furious response, showing --
>> this is going to make a broken, angry and dysfunctional middle east even more broken, angry and dysfunctional. >> reporter: warning they will 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, and now saudi arabia announced it has cut ties with iran. tom? >> alex, thank you. tonight, israel has indicted
two jewish extremists for an arson attack that killed a palestinian boy and his parents. the attacks fueled a wave of palestini palestinian knife attacks. and the mighty mississippi turning this illinois neighborhood into an island after cresting at a record high. this town of olive branch now reachable only by boat after a levee breach. indra petersons reporting in from the flood zone. >> reporter: tonight, the toll from the devastating floods is growing. in illinois, authorities recovering the second body of
two teenagers whose truck was swallowed by rising waters. hardest-hit this weekend, alexander county, illinois. the ohio river has already crested. the mississippi, now threatening. >> it's the worst we've seen in alexander county. >> reporter: today, this overflow is backed up against this home. a flashback to the record floots of 1993. >> my mom, she's older, and this is where she lives, and this is where she wants to stay. >> reporter: expected to crest thursday. reaching louisiana in the next two weeks. a rare winter scare for the communities in the south dreading what's coming their
way. residents 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 arear. add a week to that, greenville, vicksburg, all this heading your way. and baton rouge, all the water starting from a huge rain event a month prior will be in the area. and it's hard to believe that january finally brought the cold weather. the temperatures by monday and tuesday, 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. >> thanks. next, to an oklahoma neighborhood shattered by a
powerful explosion. 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: after a home exploded into pieces early saturday morning, the force of the blast so strong, it measured on anne earthquake seismograph. >> the whole house is gone. >> reporter: incredibly, a man sleeping inside the house survived. he remains hospitalized. moments after a fire, the explosion. neighbors could smell a problem. >> i told my dad that i smell natural gas, and my next thought
was, something exploded. >> reporter: 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 lights, 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 about what he can do about gun violence. and in san bernardino, california, tomorrow, some of the buildings where the sho
shootings happened are set to reopen. 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. there's so much more to the victo victory. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: this amazing come from behind win is not what many saw coming for texas christian university. >> matches the largest come back in bowl history. >> reporter: against oregon in the alamo bowl saturday, tcu was down 31-0, and down on its luck, a ton of injuries and a starting quarterback benched after allegedly getting in a bar fight. so, they turned to their backup
quarterback, his very first start. 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 changed from black to tcu purple. the team battled back, and in the third overtime, the quarterback ran the ball himself to score a touchdown. >> it was 31-0, and tcu wins, 47-41. >> i said, can you imagine your dad passed away, he's watching, you come back and win the football game? can you imagine what he's thinking? and he did. >> an amazing story and an amazing game. still ahead, what happened in this home that left it looking like a scene from the hangover. and why rapper chris brown
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>> it was very scary, yeah. >> reporter: that fear, overpowered by purpose. >> if we don't make it out alive, i love you guys. >> reporter: and they did make it out alive. including their leader, who took to heart their oath, to help people at all times. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> two brave brothers. "gma" first thing in the morning, and david muir right back here at night. i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night.
[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] anchor: breaking news coming out of montgomery county. a motorcycle ride has turned hit a when a car motorcycle about two and a half hours ago on centreville road. tom roussey is there with what we know so far. route 198 is shut down between new hampshire and goodwill road. i will show you what is going on right now. this is just a two-lane road. neighbors tell me it is very busy. sometimes people go to fast. here is video we took after we arrived when it was still