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tonight, the deadly ice storm. 16 states dangerous and deadly collisions on the highway. cars losing control from colorado to maine. the tornado in houston and a major new storm moving in. under arrest tonight, the wife now in custody. her husband was the pulse nightclub shooter who killed 49 people. she was already confronted with surveillance. the war of words tonight between president-elect donald trump and civil rights hero, congressman john lewis. what lewis said just today, and mr. trump on another issue tonight, promising health care for everybody. americans i don't think the injured. the 747 slamming into a village. authorities on the possible cause tonight.
king jr. today, the personal recordings tonight on her role and away from the spotlight, her one wish. good evening, and it's great to have you with us here on this martin luther king jr. day, and we have a lot to get to. we begin with the major winter storm across more than a dozen states. coating highways in ice, turning driving deadly. this fiery crash after two trucks colliding on i-80 in nebraska. the drivers did survive. tonight as you can see, up to an inch of ice in oklahoma, bringing down tree limbs everywhere, and this evening, at least three reported tornadoes now. this one crossing i-45 near houston. 16 states are on alert from colorado to maine. a difficult night ahead for millions traveling this holiday. abc's alex perez is in chicago tonight. >> reporter: tonight, from colorado all the way to maine,
mess. in cedar rapids, this truck sliding off the road and into an icy lake. everyone is okay. ice snapping trees, and knocking out power to thousands in several states on a weekend that saw danger and death on slick roads. one kansas trooper narrowly escaping after swerving to avoid an out of control semi. another truck, on i-80 in nebraska, bursting into flames after crashing into another vehicle incredibly, both drivers survived. at least nine killed on slippery roads since friday. many staying home avoiding the fate of this missouri delivery man. >> are you okay? >> reporter: meanwhile, the southern side of the storm spawning tornadoes. a big rig driver spotting this funnel cloud in houston. at least 30 homes and this skyscraper damaged by storms in dallas where overnight. >> came in and said we had
turn around. >> reporter: hundreds of fans were forced to shelter in place after the tpackers/cowboys gam. drivers are dealing with rain and dense fog and in parts of the upper midwest, they are bracing for up to a quarter inch of ice tonight, david. >> we can see a foggy night in chicago tonight. our thanks to you. let's get to ginger zee who is tracking it all for us. hi, ginger. >> reporter: hey, david. i was doing a facebook live and so many folks are telling me, the ice is falling and accumulating like amanda in fremont, wisconsin. she couldn't get up her driveway, and back to michigan and even into the northeast will see this overnight. a lot of it will be rain and thunderstorms or at least turn that way like detroit, but by the time we reach tomorrow afternoon and evening, i'm concerned about areas like i-90 and wooster, and up into m manchster for
this starts tomorrow morning. much more rain on the way. >> thank you. we turn now to another developing story today. the widow of the gunman who attacked the pulse nightclub in orlando, killing 49, is tonight under arrest by the fbi. noor salman was taken into custody on charges of aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice. she had been confronted with surveillance of her husband buying ammunition. here's abc's linszie janis. >> reporter: tonight the wife of orlando terrorist omar mateen is behind bars. noor salman, seen here with law enforcement in the hours after the attack. now charged with aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice in connection with her husband's massacre. the fbi arresting her near san francisco where she was living with her 6-year-old son. investigators had been zeroing in on her for months, confro coro
surveillance video of her and mateen buying ammunition. she told authorities he left her home with a bag of guns and she begged him not to go. tonight, lawyers for salman who claim mateen physically abused her, saying she had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what he intended to do. others have come to her defense. her educator saying she did not understand cause and effect. >> she was incapable of being an accomplice. >> reporter: she has her first court date tomorrow. she will be extradited to orlando where she will be prosecuted. >> thank you. we have breaking news from turkey tonight. an arrest in that new year's eve attack at a nightclub in istanbul. special operations forces capturing the suspect. police distributed this video, a
selfie posted online. surveillance captured the attack that killed 39 people. isis has taken responsibility. president-elect trump finds himself in a war of words with congressman john lewis. the feud began after congressman lewis said he does not see mr. trump as a legitimate president pointing to the russian involvement during the presidential campaign. the president-elect responding with a blistering series of tweets. tonight, congressman lewis speaking again, and here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: today president elect trump dodging questions about his clash with civil rights icon representative john lewis. >> mr. president elect do you stand by your tweet that representative lewis is all talk no action? >> reporter: the georgia congressman igniting the feud with this statement. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. i think the
participated in helping this man get elected. and they helped destroy the candidacy of hillary clinton. at lewis should "spend more ck time on fixing and helping his district which is in horrible shape" and "crime infested", and that lewis is "all talk, talk talk, no action or results sad!" but lewis rose to prominence as a man of action in the fight for civil rights, alongside martin luther king jr. his georgia district is hardly the slum trump described on the front page of "the atlanta journal constitution," atlanta to trump -- wrong. now 30 members of congress, all democrats, boycotting trump's inauguration. even some republicans indicating trump went too far. senator ben sasse tweeting -- "john lewis and his 'talk' have changed the world." vice president-elect mike pence today visiting the marin luther
>> for someone to use his stature to use terms like this is not a legitimate president, it's just -- it's just deeply disappointing to me, and i hope he reconsiders it. >> reporter: today trump canceling plans to visit the smithsonian museum of african american history and culture in washington. instead meeting with martin luther king iii at trump tower. >> were you offended by the president-elect's tweet that representative lewis is all talk and no action?" >> first of all, i think in the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides, and i think that at some point -- i am, as john lewis as many others are, a bridge builder. the goal is to bring america together. >> reporter: in miami today congressman lewis with an appeal for peace and justice -- >> when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something, to say something, and not be quiet.
congressman lewis getting support this evening from the first lady? >> reporter: david, michelle obama tweeting this. she posted, thinking of dr. king and great leaders like representative john lewis who carry on his legacy. may their example be our call to action, david. >> tom, thanks. in the meantime this evening, mr. trump making perhaps his most sweeping promise yet as president-elect about his replacement for obamacare. promising, quote, insurance for everybody. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: president-elect trump has made this much clear -- he's got a big plan to replace obamacare. >> you're going to be proud of what we put forth having to do with health care. >> reporter: in today's "washington post," trump offered a specific and bold health care promise. "we're going to have insurance for everybody," adding, "there was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. that's not going to happen wi
the campaign. >> i will not allow people to die on the sidewalks and the streets of our country if i'm president. >> reporter: trump said his plan is nearly done, "formulated down to the final strokes" but still no specifics of how it works or how he'll pay for it. he does say he won't cut medicare and that his administration will negotiate with drug companies to lower prices. something republicans have not wanted to do. but today, ryan insisted they are on the same page. >> we are all working on this together, working hand-in-glove with the new administration. the new trump administration. >> reporter: still, trump's latest comments caught republicans by surprise aides to republican leaders in both the house and senate told abc news they haven't seen trump's plan. they've asked for clarification and have received none so far. as trump prepares for the health care fight, he is still doing battle with the intelligence community which he compared to nazis and accused of leaking damaging information about him. >> i think it's a
i say that -- and i say that. that's something that nazi germany would have done and did do. >> reporter: now outgoing cia director john brennan is taking the rare step of publicly criticizing the president-elect. >> what i do find outrageous is equating the intelligence community with nazi germany. i do take great umbrage at that, and there is no basis for mr. trump to point fingers at the intelligence community. >> so this feud with the intelligence community continues. in the meantime, jon, back to the president-elect's plans to replace obamacare, promising health care for all. any word when we can get specifics? >> reporter: he says his plan will come out after the senate confirms his pick for the department of health and services. meanwhile, congressional republicans are working on a peace meal approach that looks a lot different than what president-elect trump is talking about. >> jon karl liv
at a popular tourist destination in mexico. and americans were among the injured. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: gunfire blasted through the beats at this nightclub in the mexican resort town early this morning. authorities telling abc news five people were killed and 15 injured including americans. at first some at the electronic music festival in playa del carmen didn't react, these people only start running when they see that body in the street and you hear them yell, "run" into the bathroom now. it triggered stampedes. people fleeing the club and down the street. monk those injured was american heather parham shot in the backside. valencia from houston was shot in both arms. his friend was also hit. >> her last words to me was, i don't feel
i don't feel anything. >> reporter: she died shortly thereafter. officials are trying to unscramble happened there. they are saying this is not terrorism and probably rielated to the drug trade. overseas, a horrific scene in kirk stan, and a plane went down in thick fog outside the airport. half of the small village was destroyed in the crash, and theç fire, four crew members on board all killed. at least 30 on the ground. we turn to a passing to note this evening. eugene cernan, the last man to walk on the month np in december, 1971, he and jack schmi schmi schmidt said he didn't want it to end, but he said, quote, we leave as we came, and god willing, we shall urn with peace and hope for all
he was also a member of the abc news family. he was 82. there is still much more had on "world news tonight" tonight. the deadly accident, and workers trapped underground. first responders struggling to pull them free. the danger that put them at risk in the first place. then the controversial takedown. you will see it here. officers accused of excessive force. the student accused of steal a car he owned. then too close for comfort. tourists stopped in their tracks. that's a big guy right there. we'll be right back. i considtions with my doc, who recommended once-daily toujeo®. now i'm on the path to better blood sugar control. toujeo® is a long-acting insulin from the makers of lantus®. it releases slowly, providing consistent insulin levels for a full 24 hours, proven full 24-hour blood sugar control, and significant a1c reduction. and along with toujeo®,
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husband. >> i said, well you know, i love being your wife and the mother of your children, but if that's all i did, i would go crazy. >> your father wrote this about your mother. a wife can either make or break a husband. my wife was always stronger than i was through the struggle. was that your mom? >> in those very difficult, challengin' times she rose to an occasion. >> i believe that martin was chosen. i believe that i was chosen, and i say to the kids, this family was chosen as well. >> she thought she was as destined as him -- >> exactly. >> to do good things, great things. >> yes. >> reporter: out of the spotlight, mrs. king had one simple wish. >> i told him, every woman wants a house. that's all i need is a house. as long as i have my own house i'm fine. >> and your father was, like, no. because he didn't want people to think that he was benefitting from the movement. and your mom's, like, "i want a house."
so it tells you a little bit about her tenacity. >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: that tenacity and strength put to the test in 1956 when their home was bombed. >> daddy was the leader but mother was the one who first experienced the manifestation of a threat. she was in the home when it was bombed, not him. >> and her baby girl. >> and a baby girl. >> how do we use what your mother and father fought so hard for to move forward? >> my mother said, "struggle is a never-ending process. freedom is never really won. you earn it and win it in every generation." >> colorful words. our thanks to robin and to you at home for joining us on this holiday. thank you for watching i'm david muir. i hope to see you back here tomorrow. from all of us here, have a goo
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