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tonight, the deadly storm hitting at this hour. states of emergency in effect. nearly a dozen people killed on the roads today. an 8-month-old among the victims. the snow the ice, the freezing rain from the south all the way up to the northeast. also developing at this hour, will there be a government shutdown? time running out. democrats telling the president we must make a deal on the dreamers. a key republican leader saying of the president, as soon as we figure out what he's for, then i'll be convinced we're not spinning our wheels. tonight, abc news has learned steve bannon will take to robert mueller's team after that subpoena to appear before a grand jury. the major development here tonight, the college student who went to the park with a high school friend. authorities say he was then killed. what happened at that park? the deadly flu. tonight, among the victims, the 10-year-old boy who had been
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playing hockey. the mother of three, a marathon runner. and now, we learn, both had gone to the hospital. and the abc news exclusive, our interview with apple ceo tim cook. a major announcement about american jobs right here tonight. and what about those iphone batteries that slow down? good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a very busy wednesday night. what a day it was on american highways and roads, from the south, right up through the northeast. nearly a dozen dead tonight, and that storm is still hitting at this hour. several states of emergency, schools shut down in some places. governors pleading with people to stay off the roads. accidents right there in greenville south carolina spinouts shutting down part of i-85 near jackson, georgia. planes crawling at atlanta's airport. thousands of flights affected coast to coast. abc's steve osunsami leading us off tonight from atlanta. >> reporter: drivers stuck for hours today on this icy highway in houston.
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they did what they had to do to get off. >> people are turning around trying to get off the freeway because they are stuck. >> reporter: driving the wrong way up an entrance ramp to get home. police warn tonight that if you crash on the ice, it can be deadly to get out of the car. a driver here was killed when he walked out of this wreck on interstate 45. he was struck by another sliding vehicle. from the gulf coast to the northeast, at least ten people have died on slippery roads, including an 8-month-old child, when this car outside new orleans crashed into a canal. >> if we can use this as a lesson, a reminder to stay out of the weather today. >> reporter: nearly three inches of snow has shut down metro atlanta. this was i-85 north of the city, turned into a parking lot after a crash. the city and its schools will still be closed tomorrow. even funerals have to wait. our local station, wsb, caught this picture of a unicorn today. salt trucks here are as rare as the snow. >> wheels are spinning, unless you have an suv, it's just very
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difficult. >> reporter: in north carolina two women in this car slid into a creek and had to be rescued. >> this is definitely a storm you want to sit inside for. this is something i wouldn't want to fight with. >> reporter: even nascar legend dale earnhardt jr. crashed his car, helping this family. >> and even he was warning drivers out there today. steve with us from a very snowy atlanta tonight. steve, the national weather service calling for more freezing temperatures tonight in that region? >> reporter: that's right. another miserable night of freezing temperatures is expected to last just one more day. and to put this in perspective, david, it is colder here today in atlanta than it was in anchorage, alaska. there are hard freeze warnings up from texas to florida. david? >> that puts it in perspective. colder in atlanta than anchorage. steve, thank you. when will the deep freeze end? what's the track of the system right now? let's get to rob marciano. hey, rob. >> reporter: hey, david. it's even a little bit warmer here in new york than it is in atlanta. not by much. the snow has stopped here but it's still coming down in the
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carolinas and in virginia. take a look on the radar. a solid swath of four to six inches west of raleigh. could get a couple in the hours.torm warnings inbu t oupo freezeve spoke of the deep south, all in it tomorrow morning. temperatures in the teens and 20s. nothing is going to in houston, in baton rouge. tomorrow morning, david, much of the south will once again be at a standstill. >> rob, thank you, as always. we're going to turn next here to that showdown on capitol hill. will be there a government shutdown in shutdown? tonight, where does the president stand, after saying just nine days ago and inviting cameras in as he met with republicans and democrats that he was ready for a deal. here's abc's mary bruce on the hill tonight. >> reporter: president trump on the hill today, as fears mount that a government shutdown is right around the corner. what's your message to the dreamers? >> we're working on it. we're working on it. >> reporter: democrats are threatening a shutdown if congress doesn't act to protect
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the dreamers. the nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children. on the hill, dreamers protesting in tears. at least 82 arrested. the white house blames democrats for the stalled talks. but republican leader mitch mcconnell today pointed the finger directly at the president. >> i'm looking for something that president trump supports. as soon as we figure out what he is for, then i would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels. >> reporter: just nine days ago, trump put in cameras to witness him negotiating with republicans and democrats. >> what about daca bill now with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure? >> i have no problem -- i think that's basically what he's saying. >> reporter: republicans quickly talked him out of that and the president pledged to sign whatever lawmakers could agree to. >> if they come to me with things that i'm not in love with i'm going to do it because i respect them. >> reporter: but just two days later, the president rejected a bipartisan proposal.
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today, calling it horrible and very, very weak. republican senator lindsey graham says the president's staff is misleading >> what we need to do better is a reliable partner at the white house. >> reporter: we asked the president's chief of staff. lawmakers are suggave the president bad advice on immigration on the previous deal that was on the table. >> ah -- the -- that deal that came over was supposed to be two things. bipartisan and both sides of the hill. it fell short of what he was certainly looking for. >> our mary bruce with the chief of staff there. and mary's live up on the hill tonight. with immigration talks stalled now. republican lawmakers are trying to work with democrats on other key issues to avoid a shutdown in a matter of days. but will it be enough? >> reporter: republicans are pushing for a short-term funding fix, another short-term fix. but democrats are hoping to include that funding for dreamers they're hoping to get democrats onboard by including more money for the children's
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health insurance program, extending that for another six years, but it's not clear david, if that's going to be enough. >> all right, mary bruce back on the hill for us. mary thank you. next to the russia investigation. abc news learning tonight that steve bannon will talk with investigators from the special counsel, after bannon was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas with what we've learned tonight. >> reporter: tonight steve bannon at the center of the russia investigation. abc news learning special counsel robert mueller issued a subpoena to the president's former chief strategist to appear before a grand jury. sources familiar with the investigation bannon has now worked out an agreement with the special counsel for a voluntary interview. at issue, bannon's alleged explosive comments in the book "fire and fury," calling don jr.'s infamous trump tower meeting with the russians "treasonous," alleged comments that led the president to give bannon that new nickname "sloppy steve." >> that's why sloppy steve
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>> reporter: this coming just 24 hours after bannon was grilled capitol hill for more than ten hours. and again, something very unusual. you subpoenaed him in the midst of the session. >> that's never happened. we've been at this not for about ten months that's never happened with a witness. >> reporter: but the session left members of both parties fuming after bannon appeared assert executive privilege refusing to answer questions about the transition or his time at the white house. >> i am frustrated when people assert privileges that do not exist. >> there were a number of times when we recessed that mr. bannon's counsel sought the advice of the white house. >> reporter: today, the white house facing questions about why bannon's attorney was on the phone with the white house several times during the marathon session. >> sometimes they actually have a white house attorney present in the room. this time it was something that was relayed via phone. >> reporter: tonight, the white house insists they have nothing to hide. >> so let's get to pierre thomas live on the hill. pierre this showdown continues to infold between bannon and members of congress. they're calling fwhoon back to the hill after he refused to
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answer questions yesterday? >> reporter: david, bannon could be back here as early as this week but congressman schiff told us, if bannon continues to refuse to answer questions, schiff says he may lobby his republican colleagues to consider taking this matter to court. david? >> pierre thank you. we're going to turn next here to disturbing new details tonight, new reporting about the 13 children allegedly held captive in their own home. some shackled to the furniture. well tonight, the clues from the homes where the families once lived. here's abc's senior national correspondent matt gutman tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a glimpse into the alleged fortress of cruelty police say david and louise turpin built around their family. >> they worried about child protective services. >> reporter: the turpins were led away in handcuffs on sunday and elizabeth says she hasn't seen her sister in 20 years, but says she knew something was off, even back then. >> i remember they were really strict on the oldest daughter. she was bound to her room a lot, and they would let her come down and eat meals and it was kind of like almost like a ritual or something weird, it used to
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bother me because before she sat down she get permission. >> reporter: these photos obtained exclusively by show clutter and children's toys stacked up in the home. current and former neighbors say the turpins left a trail of red flags. >> i'd come home anywhere from 12:30 to 3:00 in the morning, the kids marching between those two rooms up there. >> reporter: how long would they march in single file? >> hours. >> reporter: hours? >> yeah. they were you know just like they were in the military just making a loop. >> reporter: in texas, their former neighbor says the family rarely left the home. >> i called it the compound because they were so closed off from society. >> reporter: david, the turpin parents are scheduled to be arraigned in this courthouse tomorrow. that, as child protective services continues to evaluate those 13 siblings. and to give you a sense of how malnourished the elder seven adults were all of them quire new clothing but in children's sizes. david? >> all right, matt gutman our thanks to you again tonight. we turn to major
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developments in the murder of that college student, brought to a park by high school. the victim never left that park and tonight, his parents are speaking out. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: 20-year-old samuel woodward appearing in court today, charged in the brutal murder of blaze burn stein. his body found in a shallow california park, six days afaving his parents' home. >>used of ng the crime scene days after the murder. >> reporter: prosecutors say woodward picked bernstein uhis car and was later discovered to have scratches and dirt on his hands. >> he's also accused of cleaning up the car that he used the night he picked up blaze. >> reporter: a law enforcement source telling "the l.a. times" bernstein was found with more than 20 stab wounds. hundreds turning out for the me memorial service for the 19-year-old upenn student who loved cooking and writing. >> he was a gentle soul. he would never hurt anyone. he was so -- he was just giving. >> reporter: bernstein's parents say their son was gay and are questioning whether he might have been the victim of a hate
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crime. prosecutors are still investigating. >> we'd have to show that the reason for the murder was substantially for the reason that he was gay. >> reporter: david, a priest and family friend of the woodwards tells me the family is deeply religious, and that he last saw sam two sundays ago in church just days after the alleged murder. his arraignment has been continued until february 2nd. david? >> kayna whitworth thank you. next a former cia case officer under arrest tonight and now charged with illegally possessing government secrets. he left the cia in 2007. in 2012 an fbi search found they had notebooks that had classified information, including names and phone numbers of covert cia assets. it is unclear why they waited years to arrest him. major breach of cia informants in china. more than a dozen informants killed or imprisoned in recent years. we turn next tonight to an abc news exclusive. our one-on-one this evening with
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apple ceo tim cook who made a major announcement today when it comes to american jobs. 20,000 new jobs. and apple writing a check to the u.s. taxpayer for $38 billion. from cash sitting overseas it's coming back. and he promises investments in the u.s. that will hit $350 billion over five years. tonight, where are the jobs coming? and we also ask, will there be a cheaper iphone? and what about those batteries that slowed down? here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: tonight, the biggest company in the world announcing a $350 billion investment in the united states. apple sailing it will create 20,000 new jobs and build a new corporate campus in an american named. apple ceo tim cook exclusively taking us inside the tech giant's massive data center in reno, nevada. without these policy changesble to announce today the creation of 20,000 new
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jobs? >> no there are clearly -- let many be clear -- there are large parts of this that are a result of the tax reform and there's large parts of this that we would have done in any situation. >> reporter: so it sounds like president trump's tax bill has been a huge windfall for apple. >> there are two parts of tax bill, right? there's a corporate piece and individual piece. i do believe the corporate tax side will result job creation and a fastering inging economy. high above apple's data center on 1,700 acres of nevada land. back on the ground we asked about those batteries and whether apple was clear enough that they were in some cases slowing down people's phones. do you think apple fumbled on teaching its customers about what was going on with their phones? >> about a year ago, we released some code that essentially what it does is all batteries age over time and they become unhealthy at a point in time.
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and an unhealthy battery has a probability that it will create an unexpected restart. when we did put it out, we did say what it was, but i don't think a lot of people were paying attention, maybe we should have been clearer, as well. and so we deeply apologize for anybody that thinks we had some other kind of motivation. >> rebecca jarvis with tim cook exclusively today. the white house welcoming the news on these new jobs and the check being written to the u.s. taxpayer in the president tweeting right before he came on the air tonight. and rebecca, i know that you asked with all this money apple is bringing back to the u.s. if customers might expect to see a cheaper iphone? >> reporter: yes, david. that is unlikely. tim cook told me that the phone costs what the innovation inside of it costs, and he believes it is the right price for now. >> and real quick, i know you tried really hard here. did he give you any hint as to where this new campus might be?
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where the new jobs are coming? >> reporter: they've narrowed it down to a handful of locations. it won't be in texas or california, where apple already has a big presence and he tells me we'll get a clue coming up later this year. david? >> all right, stay tuned for that. rebecca jarvis with tim cook tonight. and on the economy, the dow jones breaking another barrier tonight, finishing above 26,000 for the first time closing at 26,115 points spiking 322 points. that's just seven trading days after breaking through the 25,000 marker. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the police officer struck in times square breaking developments in the search for suspects. the officer injured in a hit and run. you'll remember that moment trying to stop that driver. the news coming in right now. the college football quarterback found dead in his apartment. what police have now revealed tonight. and the deadly flu. concerns grope ss growing. among the victims now, the 10-year-old hockey player the mother of three, a marathon runner. and now, we learn both had either gone to the hospital or to urgent care, so what went wrong? we'll be right back.
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next tonight here new concerns about the deadly flu. the newest victims and a reminder tonight about the rapid test that you can get if you or a loved one might have it. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, the flu moving fast. claiming the young and strong. 10-year-old nico mallozi from kk connecticut, gearing up for a travel hockey tournament hundreds of miles from home when his mother took him to a local e.r. he tested positive for the flu and was released. but before he made it back home, nico grew sicker and was rushed to another hospital, where he later died from pneumonia and sepsis. >> nico was a very lively, vibrant, spirited kid. >> reporter: nico's story painfully similar to that of katie oxley thomas, a 40-year-old marathon runner, who died of similar complications. she went to an e.r. with worsening flu symptoms and tied 15 hours later. >> sometimes things happen and it could be because somebody has an addition allen can that we weren't aware of. if you start vomiting if you
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are a developing very high fevers, if you are not able to keep down any food or drink, if you become lightheaded while you're standing. >> reporter: doctors using rapid tests at urgent care centers like this one, getting results in just five minutes. and david, tonight, hospitals are also dealing with iv bag shortages. many of them are made in hurricane-ravaged puerto rico. so, we're told it could take weeks or months for this shortage to be resolved. david? >> gio, thank you. when we come back here tonight, the death of a college football quarterback. and a breaking headline right now involving an officer struck in new york's times square. what we just learned.h? we have postmenopausal osteoporosis... ..and a high risk for fracture so with our doctors... ...we chose prolia®... help make our bones stronger. only prolia® helps strengthen bones... stopping cells that damage them... ...with 1 shot every 6 months. do not take prolia® if you have low blood calcium, are pregnant, are allergic to it, or take xgeva®. serious allergic reactions, like low blood pressure; trouble breathing; throat tightness; face, lip or tongue swelling...
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