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the breaking news this tuesday night on that young american woman held hostage. the letter to her parents revealed. the details she shared with her family. was she given away as a bride? and tonight, word isis e-mailed her parents. the new storm coming. the national guard called in. families taking pictures through their windows. snow higher than the first floor. the mshlg landing. the plane with no nose gear. passengers racing off. american sniper. the trial tonight. the suspect and the photos we had never seen before. and, we hear from chris kyle's wife. and tonight, our oscar series "the contenders." >> i'm batman. >> batman turned birdman. one-on-one with michael keaton and what he reveals, right here tonight. good evening.
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and it's great to have you here with us on a tuesday night. in a moment the state of emergency in new england with another storm coming. but first, the breaking news. kayla mueller, the final american hostage, these new images tonight. 26 years old, and now come questions about what happened in her final months with isis. her family speaking out tonight, sharing details from a handwritten letter she sent to her parents while she was in captivity. they've now revealed what she wrote. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight. >> reporter: heartbreak today for kayla mule earl's family friends and country after isis sent her parents what has been accepted as visual proof that she is, in fact, dead. >> i'm not yet sure how to live in a world would kayla. but i do know that we're all living in a better world because of her. >> reporter: her family says it wents these foe tomes to be how she is remembered. released today, along with a letter her daughter smuggled out a year ago.
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just the thought of you all sends me into a fit of tears. if you could say i have suffered at all throughout this whole experience it is only in knowing how much suffering i have put you all through. >> kayla has touched the heart of the world. the world grieves with us. the world mourns with us. >> reporter: with mueller's death now confirmed, people involved in trying to rescue her told abc news today they had been tracking a senior isis leader who had been given her as a kind of bride or reward. the 26-year-old arizona native went to syria with a syrian boyfriend to work with war refugees. >> i am in solidarity with the syrian people. >> reporter: in her smuggled letter to her family she described her captivity. please know that i am in a safe location completely unharmed healthy. i have been treated with the utmost respect kindness. but mueller still had the determined spirit that had led her to syria in the first place. know i am also fighting from my side in the ways i am able.
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i have a lot of fight left inside of me. i am not breaking down. i will not give in no matter how long it takes. president obama said today that kayla mueller represents what is best about america. and he vowed to bring to justice the terrorists who he said were responsible for her captivity and death, no matter how long it takes. david? >> brian ross leading us off tonight. brian, thank you. and to another developing story we're following at this hour. a group claiming to have ties to isis this evening taking credit for this. a hack attack on the newsweek twitter account. sending out threatening messages aimed at the first family. the fbi investigating at this hour and abc's pierre thomas is live in our washington bureau. pierre? >> reporter: david, this morning, those hackers claiming to be affiliated with isis took over newsweek's twitter account. newsweek's twitter page was filled with that chilling image, a man dressed in a mask making threats. you'll see no mercy, one post
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said. they threatened the entire first family. that threat is thought to have low credibility, but the fbi and secret service are investigating. the hackers only took over the site for 14 minutes, but newsweek's chief told us that the hack was identity theft on a grand scale. david? >> pierre thomas live in washington. pierre thank you. we're going to turn now to the deadly weather tonight. a new system on the way and a state of emergency in massachusetts tonight. the national guard now deployed. and look at the photos taken by so many families there. this family snow right up past their windows there. here is the view of that same home from the curb. a family in massachusetts look out their front door right there. and dangerous roads. ice and freezing rain believed to be the cause of this deadly 40-vehicle pileup on the new jersey turnpike overnight. one driver describing it as a skating rink. ginger zee has the new storm track, but first, abc meteorologist rob marciano in boston again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the northeast is a region under
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siege. six feet under, and bracing for more. massachusetts governor calling in the national guard. >> 200 will deploy and 50 teams of four men and women in humvees will assist cities and towns in digging out hydrants and other critical assets. >> reporter: in palmer massachusetts, one person was killed in this overnight fire. >> hydrants weren't shoveled over in this corner so it slows things down. >> reporter: after six feet of snow in the boston area cars like this might be a lost cause until spring. here in charlestown, where the streets are narrow to begin with they are even more so after all this snow. dan's digging out his second car of the morning at 7:00 a.m. have you ever seen it like this? >> no. it's been mountains, but -- not like that. never been like iceberg boulder type things. >> reporter: this music store in rockland collapsing under snow. inside a mess of insulation. >> there's a lot of snow in there. >> reporter: and channel 5's jack harper on the scene of this
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collapse. >> this huge building dating back to the civil war collapsing this morning under the pressure of the snow. this building sure to be condemned in the upper floors. much of it will have to come down. >> reporter: icy roads and accidents throughout the region including this 40-car crash on the new jersey turnpike. one person killed. more than 60 injured. and tonight, new pictures. the next storm already hitting the midwest. and moving east. boston bracing yet again. this headline saying it all. "piling it on." david, they have gotten nearly two years of snow here just in the past two weeks. the city hopes to be back on its feet tomorrow. the major announcing tonight that schools will be open. just as another shot of arctic air and more snow heads this way, david. >> rob, we can only see you, the cars covered on that street. thank you tonight and to jack harper and the team at channel 5. let's go to ginger. you've been tracking this storm all day. you said encouraging signs late today when it comes to new england. >> reporter: especially for
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boston. with the computer models the way they were we thought it looked like six-plus inches. but right now, they are backing off. let me take you through the timing of this. so right to the maps. it's spinning in minnesota and wisconsin. it tracks across the great lakes and then there, thursday 6:00 p.m. at this point, looking like three inches at the top of it. one to three overall. doesn't mean that the cold's not coming. so many people from north dakota to florida are going to feel not only this first blast, where the freezing line gets to tallahassee, the 0s right there into parts of new england and the northeast, but a second cold blals so valentine's day into sunday the 0s reaching nashville, louisville. we're not getting away from this anywhere east of the rockies. >> it is february. see you on "gma" in the morning. thank you. now to that white knuckle moment for passengers on board a flight from philly to houston. their plane comes in for an emergency landing without the nose gear scraping the runway there. passengers told to brace for impact and racing off the plane.
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tonight, we hear from some of those passengers and here's abc's david kerley now. >> reporter: that light nearing the runway is a jet in distress. >> emergency in progress on runway 27. >> reporter: the plane lights up the houston darkness with sparks land without a nose gear. metal grinding on the runway coming to rest and quickly surrounded by rescue workers. >> we were told brace, brace, brace. >> just stuck the nose and it slid. >> reporter: the flight turn into an emergency just before landing, with this call to the tower. >> we're not sure if the gear's down or not. can we come by can you see us at 1,500? >> reporter: controllers could see the nose gear was not down. it would be a landing pilots train for, but rarely execute. >> that's where it got scary. you cold tell the pilot, you could hear it in his voice he was nervous. >> 56 souls on board. we plan on evacuating on the runway. >> reporter: rear wheels down until the last moment when the nose comes crashing down. that nose is a mangled mess.
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as passengers flee the jet, because of the risk of a fire. late today, investigators try to find out exactly why that gear didn't come down. passengers had high praise for the rescue crews and the pilot. calling his landing incredible perfect. couldn't have done it any better. david? >> david kerley who coverers aviation for us. david, thank you. now, to the american sniper trial. millions have seen the movie about navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. tonight, new images of the man accused of killing him. pictures showing the suspect. his trial begins tomorrow. and now comes word chris kyle's widow will be among the first to take the stand. abc's ryan owens now. >> reporter: here's the eddie routh the jury will see tomorrow as they begin writing the real-life ending to the american sniper saga. quite a change from his mug shot two years ago. tonight, a look at an even more dramatic transformation. these pictures released by a veterans group show routh during his service in iraq. tomorrow prosecutors plan to
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call the widow of chris kyle and the mother of chad littlefield, the men killed two years agoal at this texas gun range. >> two really good men who were helping somebody they're husbands, fathers, good people. >> reporter: the testimony of taya kyle played by sienna miller in the blockbuster -- >> come home okay? >> reporter: is expected to be especially emotional. the jurors may relate to her. they're overwhelmingly female. ten women and two men. >> i urge a lot of caution to them saying oh ten female jurors, that's going to somehow be helpful to the defendant. >> reporter: also tonight our first look at the four-page questionnaire that helped attorneys whittle down hundreds of potential jurors. have you read the book, listened to the you a owe book or seen the movie "american sniper?" several quells focused on mental illness, psychiatrists and the insanity defense. that matters, of course because the defense is arguing, he's not guilty by reason of insanity.
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the prosecution doesn't buy that and is hoping the jury won't, either. david? >> ryan owens, thank you. and now to breaking news tonight on your health. and cholesterol. late word today about the warnings we've all heard, telling us to avoid foods that are high in cholesterol. well are those warnings about to be modified significantly? here's abc's linsey davis now. >> reporter: early word tonight that the guidelines for healthy eating may be in for a massive overhaul as the dietary guidelines advisory committee now considers taking cholesterol off the list of things we should avoid. a list one could call the seven sins. they now say eating some foods that are high in cholesterol like eggs and seafood may not be so bad after all. a shift away from cholesterol. but meats and cheeses, because they contain saturated fats are still on the list. >> this really getting our attention late today. you've been checking with our medical team. >> reporter: statins treat the high levels cholesterol find in
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your blood. you want to watch out for that. the guidelines only change cholesterol we get from the good that we eat. >> you'll stay on this. thank you. now, to a big development today in the case of that missing college student from uva, hannah graham. she disappeared last fall, last seen on this surveillance tape. moments later, this man, seen working inging gnat far benot far behind. jesse matthew has been charged with her murder. to the west now, and that wild scene playing out on live television. los angeles, no stranger to high speed crashes. but veteran police officers calling this chase among the worst they have ever seen. it all played out during rush hour. watch the suspected car jacker armed, speefding down the city streets, crashing into other cars. abc's linzie janis on how police finally took him down. >> reporter: the drama unfolding at the height of rush hour. a car jacker in a stolen vehicle barrelling down the streets of los angeles. >> the suspect is believed to be armed with a handgun.
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>> reporter: police in hot pursuit, all of it playing out live on our l.a. station, wabc. >> breaking news now. a pursuit that has wound through south and east los angeles. >> reporter: the suspect racing through this busy intersection veering into oncoming traffic. >> he's not going to stop. >> reporter: smashing into these two cars and spinning out. watch as the suspect tries to high jack this white car. then runs up to another car, pulling the driver out at gun point. >> i was just scared he was going to hurt me. >> reporter: maggie in the car just behind. >> he can't get her car, either i'm next and i have my 2-year-old and 12-year-old. >> reporter: the car jacker finds himself stuck in traffic and bolts on foot. finally, police corner him behind a tree shooting him and ending the chase. >> that was a very dangerous car chase. that ranks up there in the very top. a person complete disregard for public safety for human life. >> reporter: one of the worst you've seen? >> one of the very worst.
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>> reporter: linzie janis, abc news los angeles. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. a question for you. is your tv watching you, is it listening to your conversations? how new technology in your home may be spying on your family. listening to your every word. we'll have more on this coming up. also the major new development. what bob by brown has revealed about his daughter. it is now a criminal investigation. and our countdown to the oscars tonight. so many loved him as batman. now birdman, of course. we're one-on-one with michael keaton. and what he reveals, right here tonight. could something that s make an impact on something as big as your retirement? i don't think so. well if you start putting that towards your retirement every week and let it grow over time, for twenty to thirty years that retirement challenge might not seem so big after all. ♪ ♪
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into a remote so that you can scan youtube, choose a movie or change channels just by speaking can also hear your private conversations. youtube. we gave samsung's latest model a test. once i press this button everything i say into this device is getting recorded and could be shared with a third party. it's as cool as it is creepy. >> people have this expectation that the conversations that they have in their own home or what they choose to watch, this kind of data is really private. >> reporter: samsung's privacy policy telling consumers please be aware, if your spoken words include personal or other information, they will be captured and transmitted to a third party. the company adding that they do this to improve the features of their televisions. another step deeper into a world where big brother really is watching and listening to you. >> all right, this sounds kind of crazy. how do you protect yourself? >> reporter: well you can turn off the voice recording feature. but there are trade-offs here
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because if you do that you have to go back to using your remote no more of the voice operated feature. the whole reason you bought the tv in the first place. >> all right, rebecca, thank you. please keep watching us at home. when we come back here what one man found at goodwill. he paid 58 cents for it. what it's worth tonight. and the new development, what bobby brown is now revealing about his daughter. news coming in about a criminal investigation. what's changed?
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of aleve. and finally tonight here our countdown to the oscars. our series the contenders. first up the man who helped define batman for a generation. returning as birdman, a character far more human, playing an actor, a father struggling as he grows older. about tonight, the gift from his own son, the words he overheard. >> could you have imagined sort of the amount of attention this movie's getting? >> no. >> reporter: this is hardly what michael keaton expected batman re-emerging as birdman. >> you are a god. >> reporter: this time hardly just a super hero playing a deeply torn father actor.
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>> face it, dad. you are not doing this for the sake of art. you are doing this because you want to feel relevant again. >> reporter: emma stone said she has never seen a more difficult role written for someone. >> wow. yeah yeah, that -- that could be true. >> reporter: it is about an aging movie star but people can relate to this movie in all walks of life. >> yeah. people on the street when they stop you, you're in a coffee shop, they want to talk about in specifics about the movie, and certain scenes. it's barely about an actor, really. >> reporter: people have asked, are there parallels in this character to your real life and you have said this was the role with the least connection. >> well i don't relate to the personality type. >> reporter: he says he doesn't relate to the deep insecurities of birdman, partly because he was taught at home growing up in rural pennsylvania you have to be tough to survive. you you were one of seven. so you have to be pretty darn scrappy to survive, right? to be heard? to be celebrated? >> yeah. where i come from if you ever
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said i'm going to be an actor, i probably would have been beaten up. i don't know why. if you got too big for your britches they showed you how big your britches actually were. >> reporter: did we go to the same high school? in the movie, the actors struggle. staying a super hero forever. not the same in real life. >> he was burdened by the whole birdman thing. i wasn't burdened by batman. i was grateful to have the gig. it was kind of great. ingot to be batman. i'm batman. >> reporter: all these years later. >> birdman. still the same the dimension. >> reporter: same cape. >> same size suit. 25 years later. >> reporter: 25 years. that's impressive. already having won the golden globe, he shared the moment with his best friend. you say, my best friend is kind intelligent -- >> funny, talented considerate, thoughtful -- did i say kind? he also happens to be my son.
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>> reporter: a very human moment about a father talking about his son. >> yeah. yeah. i thought i overheard him telling one of his buddies once that i was his best friend. i didn't want to say anything. i walked in the next room and wept. >> reporter: those words, a gift. and he says, so was this role. i don't know if i should call you batman or birdman. >> michael. >> great spending time with him earlier today. and the oscars sunday february 22nd right here on abc. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. in the meantime have a good evening. good night.
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