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tonight, breaking news. for the first time, senator al franken facing reporters and apologizing. the minnesota democrat saying he's embarrassed and ashamed, now ending his silence on allegations of sexual misconduct. >> i've let the people down. >> what he said about heading back to work. family feud. the alabama senate race, and the sexual assault accusations against roy moore, splitting not only the republican party, but even the first family. why president trump was irritated with daughter ivanka. and what the president is now saying about that infamous "access hollywood" tape. also breaking tonight, an
that left a car full of bullet holes on the highway. plus, the grandmother believed to have been murdered. her 15-year-old grandson fleeing their florida neighborhood. police arresting him near the canadian border. and, cyber monday deals. why shopping experts say they'll be gone fast. the one hot item. the big-ticket flat screen now 50% off. and why the best deals may be just hours away. and good evening, thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with the breaking news, al franken speaking with reporters. the minnesota democrat saying he's embarrassed and ashamed over the accusations and he's heading back to work tomorrow to regain the trust of the people he let down. this, as word emerged that congressman john
stepping down from the house judiciary committee. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: tonight, senator al franken facing questions for the first time since sexual misconduct allegations against him. this interview to air tonight on minnesota station wcco. >> i have a long way back, i have a long way back to win back the trust the people of minnesota. i've let the people down. >> reporter: four women have accused the minnesota democrat of inappropriate touching. franken also spoke with minnesota public radio. >> this whole thing has been embarrassing and it's been difficult. this has been a shock to me. i would never intentionally do that. >> reporter: two of the women claim he groped their backsides during a campaign photo op at a state fair. >> i take photographs at the state fair with thousands of people. i am someone who hugs people. >> reporter: but lindsay menz did not think the contact was
>> al franken pulled me in towards him and put his hand on my rear. >> reporter: leeann tweeden, in this photo, was the first woman to come forward. franken calling it -- >> inexcusable, i am ashamed of that photo. she didn't have any ability to consent, she had every right to feel violated by that photo. >> reporter: franken says he is not resigning and will fully cooperate with the ethics committee investigation. also dogged by accusations of sexual harassment, long-serving civil rights advocate, michigan representative john conyers. former staffer melanie sloan says she was repeatedly berated and belittled by him. >> i walked into his office having been called up to brief him on something and he was walking around in his underwear. >> reporter: in a statement, conyers says he will step down as a ranking member on the house judiciary committee, but not give up his seat. "i deny these allegations. i very much look forward to
vindicating myself," he said. longtime ally democratic leader nancy pelosi, still standing by conyers. >> we are strengthened by due process. just because someone is accused, was it one accusation or two? john conyers is an icon in our country. >> and gloria joins us live. we just heard her say conyers deserves due process. >> reporter: that's right. one difference is that in moore's case, a minor is involved. for conyers, she says zero tolerance means consequences and a full investigation should go forward. >> thank you. let's turn to the senate race in alabama. allegations causing a politspli the president's own family.
trump has taken issue with comments made by his daughter ivanka. here's lana zak. >> reporter: tonight, the president increasingly at odds with his own family, and party. as he boosts the campaign of accused child molester roy moore by urging alabama voters to defeat democrat doug jones. tweeting, "the last thing we need in alabama and the u.s. senate is a schumer/pelosi puppet who is weak on crime, weak on the border. jones would be a disaster!" later adding, "liberal jones would be bad!" >> that's a political decision by the president. he's definitely trying to throw a lifeline to roy moore. >> reporter: the former alabama judge faces accusations of sexual misconduct by eight women, some of whom were teenagers at the time. moore denies those allegations. >> well, he denies it. look he denies it. you're talking about, he said 40 years ago this did not happen. so, you know. >> reporter: the president's comments in sharp contrast to those of his daughter and adviser ivanka trump, who earlier told the a.p., "there's a special place in h
i've yet to see a valid explanation and i have no reason to doubt the victims' account." now, abc news has learned the president was not happy by ivanka's quick reaction. and in the coming days, president trump says he'll decide whether he'll hit the trail for moore. >> i can tell you, you don't need someone who is soft on crime like jones. >> reporter: that decision expected as more than 20 republican senators are calling for moore to drop out. >> it is pretty clear to me that the best thing that roy moore could do for the country is to move on. >> reporter: the president's response to moore complicated by the president's own accusations of sexual impropriety, including that "access hollywood" tape. >> when you're a star they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. >> reporter: when the tape surfaced, the president acknowledged that he said it and apologized. but the "new york times" is reporting that he has recently questioned the
the tape. >> where does tax reform stand? >> reporter: this is the single most crucial issue facing the president before the end of the year. one version of the tax bill has passed the house, but it faces an uphill battle in the senate where republicans can only afford to lose two votes. and one issue is repealing obama care's individual mandate. >> thank you. next to a report that gmail accounts of senior policymakers were in the cross hairs of a cyber espionage group since 2015. next to the ninth-grader in custody tonight. a
likely death of his grandmother. the teenager driving her car all the way from florida to the canadian border before he was captured. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: tonight, the mystery of what happened to this florida grandmother. her 15-year-old grandson now behind bars in a new york juvenile detention center, being called a person of interest in her likely murder. >> he is a person of interest because we need to talk to him about what may have happened in the house. >> reporter: logan mott being held on auto theft charges. a body, police say, matching the description of his grandmother, 53-year-old kristina french, was found buried in a shallow grave outside of her jacksonville home last wednesday. her house ransacked, weapons missing, along with mott. >> it would be highly unlikely to see a ninth-grade, 15-year-old boy with no criminal history commit a crime of this nature. >> reporter: mott, who had a learner's permit, was found after three days, allegedly driving the 2015 dodge dart
the car spotted in pennsylvania before the ninth-grader was detained friday on a bridge between new york state and canada. logan's mother, carrie, who has not spoken to her son since his arrest, defending him. >> it's just baffling. >> reporter: authorities awaiting an autopsy to see if it is indeed the grandmother. >> thank you. and next to an apparent road rage shooting. here's victor oquendo. >> reporter: tonight, florida police making an arrest in this apparent road rage shooting that left 12 bullets in the side of a car. >> shooter was in a grey toyota, fhp turnpike en route. >> reporter: florida highway patrol charging 33-year-old kwanza jermaine donald with two counts of attempted murder. police say around 10:00 saturday morning he was driving in a gray toyota camry and opened fire on a 37-year-old man ana
17-year-old girl sitting inside this red chevy impala, hitting the right side windows and doors. >> additional caller now advising two patients. from what we are getting, the shooter is not on scene. >> reporter: miraculously, both only suffering minor injuries, somehow avoiding a direct hit, wounded by glass and bullet fragments. >> be advised we are getting multiple calls on this. >> reporter: troopers shut down the southbound lanes of the turnpike, gathering evidence and searching for that gray camry and the driver. police making the arrest after reviewing surveillance video. both of the victims expected to make a full recovery. still no word on what started this, but the advice from florida highway patrol tonight, do not engage other drivers, you never know if they're armed. tom? >> thank you. moving othing over seas to . 305 people dead in an attack on
egyptian officials say the gunmen were carrying isis flags. next to the deadly air crash 500 miles off the coast of okinawa. the crash in the philippine sea. an investigation is now under way. and back home to the millions of americans returning after the long thanksgiving holiday. here's a live look at chicago's drive home, and the airline passengers gathering for flights out of philadelphia tonight. here's erielle reshef. >> reporter: tonight, record numbers of americans heading home after the holidays.
n. 9 out of 10 thanksgiving travelers opting to drive. and the skies packed. the tsa expected to screen 2.6 million people today alone. the biggest headache, san francisco. wind and fog delaying some flights by more than three hours. >> san francisco was very crowded. >> reporter: tom, monday is also supposed to be slammed on the roads. waze says try not to drive between 4 and 6:00 p.m. >> erielle, thank you. and moving on to the volcano lighting up the skies over
indonesia. the ash clouds disrupting international flights. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday. the bumpy landing. how a united jet managed to get on the ground despite blown tires. and didn't get your shopping done on black friday? get ready for cyber monday. and later, a 12-year-old piano prodigy overcomes a life-threat life-threatening injury to appear on this stage. we'll be right back after this. is committed to help protect what you've earned and ensure it lasts. introducing shield annuities, a line of products that allow you to take advantage of growth opportunities. while maintaining a level of protection in down markets. so you can head into retirement with confidence.
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finally tonight, the incredible journey for a 12-year-old piano prodigy. cancer nearly ending his life, but now taking his talents to one of the world's biggest stages. just this afternoon, a 12-year-old made his carnegie hall debut. ♪ that's daniel colaner from akron, ohio, leading the audience through chopin's "fantasie-impromptu." but to make it here, daniel had to do more than practice. he had to fight for his life, playing piano part of his treatment to beat cancer. >> we are proud but we're just thankful to god, because he's still here with us. who would have thought that just an exercise in just helping him develop normally after being brought to
an infant would amount to this. >> reporter: as an infant daniel was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system. at one point, his family says he was only given a 25% chance to live. to keep his brain developing, his family says doctors encouraged playing music. and once daniel started, he couldn't stop. mastering the piano and even the organ when his feet could barely touch the pedals. all that practice and the early years of chemotherapy made this moment even more incredible. [ applause ] backstage, his parents in tears. >> it's just a miracle he's here today, not at carnegie hall, i mean just here with us. >> reporter: even daniel, who practices four hours every day, couldn't believe it. >> i think it went amazing. i never imagined getting here.
moment of every day. he has taught us that everyone's life is a gift. every life is a gift. >> and in the audience tonight, daniel's doctor who helped give him that life-saving treatment. daniel will perform tomorrow on "good morning america." make sure to tune in. thanks so much for watching. i'm tom llamas in new york. david muir will be right back here tomorrow night. have a good evening. good night. ight.
>> i heard some banging and rumbling around. >> a murder-suicide investigation. the search for clues in the deaths of a mother and her two-year-old sons come up -- 2-year-old sons. flying.attering, debris thanksgiving travelers are heading home after the holiday. a live look at the roads in the region. now, abc 7 news at 6:00 30, on your side. anchor: a mother and her toddler are dead after what po