Skip to main content

About your Search

20090604
20171215
STATION
KGO (ABC) 444
WJLA (ABC) 351
WMAR (ABC) 342
WPVI (ABC) 10
DATE
2012 372
2011 327
2010 219
2013 162
2014 65
2009 2
SPONSOR
LANGUAGE
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 1,147 (some duplicates have been removed)
ABC
Jun 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and abc's nick schifrin is there. nick? >> reporter: george, the hotel is about 1,000 feet behind me, but you can't see it, because police have cut electricity to the entire neighborhood. i was able to talk to one person who left the hotel during the attack. he explains a bloody scene. he says three of his colleagues were killed and one of the attackers had more than 15 agree namds strapped to his chest. the attack has lasted for more than four and a half hours. you can hear the fire fight still raging inside the hotel. in all, six attackers approached the hotel with machine guns and suicide vests. one detonated himself at the first security check point, several hundred feet from the enfrance. the rest of the group shot their way through two more security check points and opened fire on hotel guests. the bombers then entered the b lobby and spread out, shooting and detonating their explosives. outside the hotel, afghan police raced to help. within moments, the taliban took credit for attacking this icon of kabul. for decades, the intercon has been cop pew lar with travelers. fancy
ABC
Jun 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
fly with the coast guard over that leak site today. david? >> reporter: well, george, good evening. we arrived back here just a short time ago after going deep into the gulf to the site of where that deepwater horizon rig sank. we were not at all surprised by these vastly different numbers today when we saw the oil, just now, headed to the gulf coast. late today, we got on board with the coast guard on a trip to inspect the leak that we now learned is much worse than even bp and the government's worst case scenarios. long before gifting to the site, the signs. miles of brown stripes in the ocean. oil, just now on its way to the coast. we're flying over where the deepwater sank, and take a look. you can see where they are actually burning off some of the oil and natural gas at the site. a big brown sheen everywhere you look. we saw the floating rigs now drilling those relief wells, the only personal innocent solution that is still months away. and the huge pools of oil circling the site. and with these troubling new numbers today come new questions about whether bp will be able to p
ABC
Apr 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
correspondent lisa stark on the story again tonight. lisa? >> reporter: good evening, george. well, this is now the latest in a string of incidents like this. air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job. just last month, the government said it would not tolerate such behavior. and yet, here we are again. around 2:00 a.m. this morning, in the skies above reno, a pilot carrying a seriously ill patient is trying to land at the airport there. trying to call the tower. no one is answering. >> can't seem to get a hold of the tower here. i think i'm going to have to try and give them another call. >> reporter: the pilot then calls the last controllers he talked to, at a facility in sacramento, and they try to reach the reno tower. >> okay, we're going to call them on a phone line. >> all right we'll circle some more. we've got a pretty sick patient. we may just have to land. >> reporter: the small plane, with its sick patient, continues to circle and circle the airport. finally, the pilot of the lifeguard flight, a designation for urgent medical missions, cannot wait any longer. 16 minutes h
ABC
Aug 31, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, george. >> and david, any sense from the people you talked to there today about what kind of help they want or expect from washington? >> reporter: well, they're not expecting much. they're frustrated, frankly. they've seen the bailouts of wall street and the auto companies and they want results for main street. they want to have jobs available to them. >> david wright, thank you very much. >>> now to the 9/11 anniversary, just 11 days away. and tonight, there are new alerts about the dangers we still face that day and every other. a decade after the worst attacks ever on our homeland, the commission that investigated what went wrong is out with a new report card, highlighting the major security gaps that have not been fixed. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with what they found. >> reporter: george, tenen year later, the 9/11 commission report card produced by the bipartisan policy center includes, according to its co-chairman, very few as, lots of cs and incompletes andnd at least two significant fs. despite the billions of dollars spent on aviation security
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
those grandchildren. now i want to bring in the co-anchor, george stephanopoulos, right here, so, george, we have the first window on to what people are saying as they come out of the polls. >> i saw a surprise in the first window. when we asked people where they think the country is going on the right track or in the wrong direction, a year ago 77% thought we were on the wrong track even as late as august it was 69%. today, down to 52%. pretty dramatic increase in optimism over the last several weeks and asked them about the candidates and the economy. president obama has a small advantage, you see it right down in front of us, 52-44% on empathy being in touch but overall trust to handle the economy it flips a little and governor romney has a slight advantage over president obama, 50%-47%. different views on the candidates and the economy. >> so i'm calculating, your first campaign, 1988. >> that's right. a little over 25 years ago. >> so what's the most important thing you'll be watching? >> i'm looking at three things, the first one is a number, 74%. that was the share of the
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm EDT
be here tonight with george stephanopoulos co-anchor of "good morning america" here right now so what are you going to be watching? >> number one, president obama. he's got to do one important thing tonight. he has to show he wants his be jo. not only that he wants it but he knows exactly what he wants to do in a second term. that passion and those concrete plans were missing in the first debate. mitt romney's job is a little easier. he has expectations going his way. as david said he has to connect and that's a little bit easier to do when you're getting direct questions from ordinary citizens. >> you and i both know ordinary citizen, town hall debates always bring surprises. >> absolutely. wild card questions are the norm in these town hall debates. i remember well back in 1992, ponytail guy, got up and asked all the candidates what they would do again to take care of them, but also he chastised them about negative campaigning and that's the other thing that happens here. the candidates may want to engage generally those voters in the room don't like that all that much. >> all right
ABC
May 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
evening, jim. >> reporter: good evening, george. those big fours you've been seeing may be soon back in storage. crude oil prices are down for the second day in a row, and analysts say that could mean a drop in gas prices up to 20 cents a gallon very soon. and gas buddy.com says it's already begun, with prices dropping nearly a penny since midnight. a gas war. yes, you heard right. prices are already going down in some parts of the country. this is milton, florida, on the panhandle, where regular unleaded dropped from the $3.80's to $3.55 in one day. >> what was the price? >> cheaper than down the street. >> reporter: oil prices fell for the second day in a row. look at this chart. a steady rise from $75 in may of last year to more than $110 last week. and now boom, the second biggest drop in history. down to $97 a barrel. if pump prices continue to settle, seattle's cheryl sanders might actually drive her new car to the mall and spend some more. she was out of work for seven months, but is now re-employed on a personal economic recovery and feeling better about buying. >> i'm n
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: that's right, george. to be clear, no money has been stolen yet. but many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so, that's why tonight, the government is working so hard to locate and block those ongoing attacks. >> okay, thanks very much. >>> the race for the white house now. your voice, your vote. and with 40 days to go, voters lined up in iowa, a big turnout for the start of early voting there. and it comes as the candidates are closing in on that first debate next wednesday. we got a preview of that faceoff today in the battleground of virginia. abc's david muir has been traveling with the romney campaign, he's here now. and david, with the clock ticking, romney recalibrating his message just a bit. >> reporter: it could seem so. some noticeable changes on the trail, george. in fact, romney using words, phrases we haven't heard from him before, saying, "my heart aches," when he hears stories of economic hardship. pushing a compassionate side. tonight, somethin
ABC
Jul 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
he asks for, and who he wants to see. >>> the fall-out. the juror who told robin roberts that george zimmerman got away with murder. tonight trayvon martin's mother after hearing that. and what the zimmerman team is saying about that juror. >>> storm front. not one but two tropical storms gaining strength tonight headed for the u.s. >>> and the manhunt tonight. the thieves driving straight through the mall. this evening, their brand new get-away. >>> good evening on this friday night. diane has the evening off. we do begin with the man at the center of so much heartbreak, holding three young women captive for a decade, speaking for the first time about what he did. ariel castro in a cleveland courtroom, pleading guilty to be spared the death penalty. he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars. today an entire city all having to hear him try to explain what led him to do it. he also talked about who it is he still wants to see. abc's alex perez is in cleveland. >> reporter: wearing glasses and an orange prison jumpsuit, the man the city of cleveland called "the devil" accepted his f
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 5:30pm PST
. jake? >> reporter: good evening, george. that's right. the ceo of npr submitted her resignation today. their chief fund-raiser was also shown the door. they're casualties in a war over culture and spending cuts that threatens the very existence of public broadcasting, including big bird and elmo. ♪ sunny day ♪ sweeping the clouds away >> reporter: the rain clouds gathering over "sesame street" today are due in no small part to this man, npr's now former senior vice president for fund-raising, ron schiller. last month, schiller went to the posh georgetown eatery cafe milano where he thought he was meeting potential donors affiliated with the muslim brotherhood, who were offering a $5 million donation. he was caught on tape trying to ingratiate himself to the donors by disparaging jews, the tea party and republicans. >> the current republican party, particularly the tea party, is fanatically involved in people's personal lives and very fundamentally christian and i wouldn't even call it christian. it's this weird evangelical kind of move. they believe in sort of white, middle americ
ABC
Dec 14, 2010 5:30pm PST
up. normally in south florida, george, it's in the 60s. tonight, near freezing. so, here at the palm beach zoo, they've put up these plastic sheets and those heat lamps that you see behind me to keep these birds from freezing. in fact, it's been so cold here at night that the curator of the zoo said that lizards and birds are simply dropping off the trees. george? >> okay, matt gutman, thank you. our weather editor and my "gma" colleague sam champion joins us now. and sam, we keep calling this an arctic blast and that's not poetic license, it's literally true. >> reporter: it's the real deal. arctic air is locked well up in canada this time of year. when you see the jet stream like this, where it's open to the eastern seaboard, it's like turning on the faucet and pouring all of this arctic air straight down into florida. as a matter of fact, every day in orlando, in december, has been below normal. so, that's what's so unusual about this. it's the timing of it. it's a little early and how long it's lasted. >> how much more of this are we in for? >> reporter: well, by about wednesday
ABC
Feb 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
, driving supply down, they say, and prices up. of course, george, it's more complicated than that. keep in mind, when president obama did tap the strategic petroleum reserve last summer, releasing about 30 million barrels of oil, prices only went down about 10 cents a gallon. george? >> jake, thanks very much. >>> now, to the government watchdog who says you can bring down gas prices by cracking down on wall street. he claims that every time you fill up your tank, up to $15 goes straight into the pockets of traders. and tonight, the newest member of our abc news team, an award-winning investigator from houston, joins us for the first time of that story. >> reporter: you already know part of this story. >> the rates are too high. >> reporter: you pay for it every time you fill up. but as gas prices go up more -- >> yeah, i'm fired up. >> reporter: commissioner bart shelton is fighting back. he is one of wall street's top regulators, sitting on the commodity trading commission. and his warning that much of the problem is actually made in the usa. ground zero? wall street, where he says bi
ABC
Apr 11, 2011 6:30pm EDT
tracking. you're learning the summer will be much worse. >> reporter: george, it's getting serious. while the average price at the pump is still under the $4.00 mark, some of the most populated places in the country are seeing pump prices right up against the $5.00 mark. this as you say is months before the peak driving season. the regular unleaded pump in suburban los angeles. >> i put in $14 and it got me three gallons. >> reporter: in greenwich, connecticut. a body blow to the personal putting of american drivers. lara, a single mother in chicago has seen her gas costs jump $20.00 a week. and she's already cutting back. >> definitely stressful to have to have it cut into my budget and worry about what i'm able to do from week to week. >> reporter: americans are already driving less. one survey says the amount of gasoline sold has dropped five weeks late. but lara and so many ours can't stop driving. instead, she started buying groceries in bulk and cut her daughter's dance classes to one a week. >> i have to make sacrifices. >> reporter: the drivers in any england, the midwest a
ABC
Nov 23, 2011 6:30pm EST
there. >> reporter: not at all, george. can you see the road behind me, people are moving around just fine. and that was the story for most across the country today. but there were some surprises. it wasn't snow or rain but a black goo that snarled traffic along a 40-mile stretch of the pennsylvania turnpike. driveway sealant leaked from the back of a truck, leaving hundreds stuck. cars and holidays ruined. >> look at my wheels and tires. we have to turn around and go back home. >> reporter: and then there was mother nature. winds whipped the coast of oregon. snow and ice blanketed washington state. motorists stuck. >> yeah, i'm trying, but this traffic is really delayed. >> reporter: and in the east, cold rains drenched the i-95 corridor, from georgia up through new england. drivers forced to navigate flooded roadways. ice knocked out power. but despite all that, for most americans, the great thanksgiving migration is going pretty smoothly. this family, with their dog, ludwig, hit the road, and like millions of americans today, weren't going to let a little drizzle get in their way.
ABC
Sep 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: good eveving, george. this street is aptly named water street. itially, the mandatory evacuation was foror8:00 p.m. but as the river started to surge much faster than expected, they moved that order up by four hours and you can clearly e why. with waters rising by the minute, half of wilkes barre was racing to find higher ground. how fast did this water come in? >> about 15 minutes. >> reporter: matthew crake is grabbing what he can before the susquehanna invades his home. >> you can't stop it. there's nothing you can do. >> reporter: the raging river has chased out more than 75,000 people. about one-third of the entire county. so, is this the first time you've been evacuated? >> we've been asked, probably about our third time this is the first time mandatory. >> reporter: in such of the drenched northeast, still reeling from hurricane irene, there is no rest for the weary. philadelphia's already received its annual amount of rainfall in just over a month. 41 inches, leaving residents under water and overwhelmed. >> there is a car that had floated up onto my porch and
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
with abc's george stephanopoulos, who is here with us right now. what did he say, george? >> reporter: he said the plan won't work. it's not going to stimulate the economy. he also said that it proves who romney has been saying about the economy is right. take a look. >> well, what bernanke is doing is saying that what the president is saying is wrong. the president is saying the economy is making progress. bernanke is saying no, it's not. i don't think it's going to get the economy going. >> reporter: you wouldn't reappoint him? >> i would like to appoint someone that i selected and look for someone other than the current incumbent. >> reporter: he didn't go as far to say that bernanke was acting to help re-elect president obama. he did no go that far. >> and you asked him about something else, which was the way he weighed in on the volatile situation in the middle east. >> reporter: that's right. started on tuesday night. he put out a statement saying the obama administration's first response was showing sympathy for the protesters. came under some fire for that, including from the
ABC
Jul 22, 2010 6:30pm EDT
at the white house. jake? >> reporter: good evening, george. that's right. the president spoke with sherrod, the former agriculture department employee, whose resignation the administration sought and then called an injustice. president obama today told shirley sherrod he was sorry. >> he expressed his apologies for the events of the last several days. >> reporter: it was an apology that sherrod accepted and one she felt was she due, as she said on "good morning america" this morning. >> to have people think that i was a racist, someone who has worked against racism all of my life, really, really hurt. >> reporter: after all the stories she had originally told in that speech that was unfairly edited, was about her father being killed by a white man in the jim crow south during her teens and how she overcame her prejudice. this morning, aides to tom vilsack e-mailed sherrod details about a new job offer, as she told the women of "the view." >> he mentioned the position at usda, and the office of outreach that would deal with the issue of discrimination in the agency. and i said to hi
ABC
Aug 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
-team of republican speech writers helping him out. two that wrote the speeches george bush gave after september 11th are helping him with this. one of them wrote the speech that sarah palin gave four years ago. >> bringing in the a-team. okay, thank you, jon. we're going to give you fitness training, by the way, for the rest of the campaign. let's bring in co-anchor of "good morning america," anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. what is paul ryan going to do? >> talk about the middle class. last night was shoring up romney's personal unfavorabil y unfavorability. tonight is another thing. look at this poll. 58% say mitt romney favors the wealthy. 32% say he favors the middle class. they have to turn that around. that's why the theme of ryan's speech is his plan for a stronger middle class. democrats, of course, will say, that's it going to hurt the middle class. >> they have a surprise, a surprise coming tomorrow night. it's a listed surprise. and? >> everybody here is buzzing about clint eastwood. they think he's going to be on the stage tomorrow night. we do know that he's
ABC
Oct 8, 2010 6:30pm EDT
? >> reporter: george, as you know, this halt on foreclosures is going to have a huge impact. in addition to the homeowners trying to hold onto their homes, now come problems for the home buyers, too. many of the banks telling them tonight, we can't sell. the crisis over potentially faulty foreclosures is growing tonight, bringing the housing market already battered to a near halt. >> there's no question that this adds insult to injury to a housing market that's seen a lot of pain. >> reporter: today, bank of america became the first major bank to say it is stopping the sale of all homes in foe color sure across all 50 states and won't evict anyone until it can review the process. >> we're trying to clear the air, say, we'll go back and check one more time. >> reporter: it was just a week ago the bank said it would halt the process across 23 states. three other banks are doing so, too, pnc adding itself just today. this all comes amid growing pressure from washington and state authorities demanding to know if the foe closure paper work has been pushed through without being read.
ABC
Apr 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
house with the latest. >> reporter: good evening george. well, there are two outstanding issues. one, about $5 billion. and a $3.8 trillion budget, that is about one-tenth of one percent. the other big issue, of course, funding planned parenthood. this may be the last group to see the view from atop the washington monument for some time. as the national monuments close for the night and maybe longer. what's standing in the way of an agreement to present a government shutdown? each side says something different. democrats say republicans are obsessed with ending the more than $363 million in federal funding for planned parenthood. >> it's about cutting women's health care. and that, to me, is extremely offensive. >> reporter: republicans say democrats are not willing to be serious about spending cuts amid a debt crisis. >> we say we're serious about cutting spending, we're damn serious about it. >> reporter: these fights over spending cuts and planned parenthood came to a head last night in the oval office. president obama told speaker boehner he could agree to $35 billion in new
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 6:30pm EDT
airport in london with nick watt. >> reporter: good evening, george. well, the sound of aircraft overhead, that ever present background noise to modern life, tonight, it's missing. at heathrow, from above -- silence. and, as you said, all caused by an act of god. this spectacular volcanic eruption in a remote corner of the north atlantic is creating aviation havoc across the globe. winds are pushing all this southeast towards europe, forming a potentially deadly crowd of ash near lly seven mil high. >> thank goodness we have travel insurance. >> i did something smart in my life. >> reporter: at noon, britain closed its air space completely. all planes grounded. this has never happened before. >> isn't safe to fly, and that's why the decision's have been taken. >> reporter: a passenger on board one of the last flights across the atlantic posted on twitter, writing, just flew past the volcanic dust cloud. five planes from the u.s. were turned around, one, a continental flight from houston, that got as far as canada before being forced back home. a seven-hour flight to nowhere for 2
ABC
Apr 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good evening, george. that's right. we are just a few hours away from that midnight deadline. and, of course, issues remain the same. how much the spending cuts should be. it's just a few billion dollars that separate the two sides. really not much in the scheme of the $3.8 billion budget. and, of course, whether or not the federal government should fund planned parenthood. this may be the last group to see the view from atop the washington monument for some time. as the national monuments close for the night and maybe longer. what's standing in the way of an agreement to prevent a government shutdown? each side says something different. democrats say republicans are obsessed with ending the more than $363 million in federal funding for planned parenthood. >> it's about cutting women's health care. and that, to me, is extremely offensive. >> reporter: republicans say democrats are not willing to be serious about spending cuts amid a debt crisis. >> when we say we're serious about cutting spending, we're damn serious about it. >> reporter: thes
ABC
Jan 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
: george, it really does. the device was sent to a postal facility not far from where i'm standing. police have sealed off the area. the devices are similar in nature to two devices sent to maryland officials yesterday. the device was sent, as you said, to homeland security secretary janet napolitano. she and her team have been informed and now officials across this region are on high alert. >> you say that her team has been informed, but has there been a change in her security? >> reporter: no change. one official told me, this device did not have a prayer of getting anywhere near her. >> last night, you reported as the fear security issues had about copy cats. are they any closer to figuring out who might be behind this? >> reporter: george, a profile is dropping. this is someone very angry at the government. in particular, very upset and frustrated about the notion of public awareness, raising public awareness about terrorism. but the person, officials say, appears to want to maim and scare, but not to kill. >> okay, pierre thomas, thank you. >>> also in washington today, the go
ABC
Dec 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
changes as early as summer. george? >> sharyn, thanks very much. >>> now to politics. your voice, your vote and the former house speaker full of steam. newt gingrich the clear front runger in iowa has gone from fifth to first since october and today he forged an unconventional alliance with the man who would be kingmaker become their donald trump. jake tapper has the story. >> reporter: riding a wave of poll numbers and publicity newt gosh visited donald trump in manhattan today where he continued to talk about changing the culture of poverty by putting poor children to work. >> i suggested to donald trump that he adopt a program of apprentices, and take one of the poorest schools in new york city and create ten apprenticeships that would be paid for part-time work and he liked the idea a lot and understood exactly what i was getting at ♪ money money money >> reporter: some republicans disparage the role in the party currently played by the reality television star and real estate mogul. they say he further fosters a circus-like atmosphere. but not newt. >> you know, donald trump is a
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
world. george stephanopoulos standing by. ♪ it's not the "limit the cash i earn every month" card. it's not the "i only earn decent rewards at the gas station" card. it's the no-games, no-signing up, everyday-rewarding, kung-fu-fighting, silver-lightning-in-a-bottle, bringing-home-the-bacon cash back card. this is the quicksilver card from capital one. unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere, every single day. so ask yourself, what's in your wallet? of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar, but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® is different than pills. victoza® is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once-a-day, any time, and comes in a pen. and the needle is thin. victoza® is not for weight loss, but it may help you lose some weight. victoza® is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
morning america" and "this week," george stephanopoulos, welcome. martha, what will you be looking for tonight. >> what david was talking about, that commander in chief. that leadership. we've seen barack obama in that role for four years, but governor romney really needs to show some leadership. also, there really isn't that much difference this their positions but i want to be looking for iran. iran as we saw over the weekend, there may be some negotiations going on behind the scenes. would governor romney negotiate or go to war? >> george, you watching, everybody at home. >> this is a foreign affairs one. particularly at the beginning of the debate where they're talking about america's role in the world. look for both men to go back to their core arguments about the economy. for the president to reinforce his advantage that jake talked about earlier focusing on the middle class and building the strengthening the economy and for mitt romney to say simply we can do better in the economy than we've done in the last four years so even though it's a foreign policy debate back to the
ABC
Apr 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>> who would win the white house if we all voted tonight? stunning turn in the george zimmerman case. his lawyers quit, citing strange behavior saying they don't know where he is. supermarket sneak, stealing right in front of you and your family has to pay. mega millions, three public schoolteachers have a winning ticket. how did they plan to spend the biggest jackpot in history? >>> it's a day for the political history books. rick santorum dromd out of race for the presidency clearing the way for mitt romney to claim he will be the nominee after a decade of bottling his way to this moment, romney has begun his one-on-one race against president obama. it is your voice your vote and abc's john carl starts us off with the big news today. >> reporter: for mitt romney, game on. >> this has been a good day for me. >> reporter: today virtually clinching a ten-year quest for the republican nomination, something his first quarter tried to get more than four decades ago. rick santorum was the last conservative with any hope of stopping romney. today he ended what he called a campaign of
ABC
Jun 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
same for many products, which means more companies will be bringing more of these jobs home. george? >> okay, jim, thank you. >>> and jobs, the economy and a looming debt crisis were the big topics today at president obama's first news conference since march. the president warned failure to raise america's dede limit by the august 2nd deadline could cost americans jobs. >> if the united states government, for the first time, cannot pay its bills, if it defaults, then the consequences for the u.s. economy will be significant. and unpredictable. all the head winds that we're experiencing in terms of the recovery will get worse. >> and the president called on his big guns to shame congress into action. >> malia and sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time. they don't wait until the night before. they're not pulling all nighters. they're -- they're 13 and 10. you know, congress can do the same thing. if you know you've got to do something, just do it. >> there's a meeting right now to discuss chanceling next week's 4th of july recess to work on the debt limit. >>> and i
ABC
May 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
americans sell car, even cheesecakes to millionaires in the desert? >>> and, picture this. george bush, back in the white house today. what did he say to michelle obama that had everyone rolling in the aisles? >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, the verdict is in. former presidential candidate john edwards found not guilty on one big count of campaign finance krepgs and there was a hung jury on the rest of the charges. what does this mean for this man, whose life and infidelity played out in the courtroom like some turbulent soap opera? his defense always said this was a sin, but not a crime. and we walked out of the courtroom to say sinner is the right word. let's get right to abc's bob woodruff, at the courthouse in north carolina. bob? >> reporter: good evening, diane. yes, when this decision was actually handed down, i watched john edwards close his eyes in relief and then the jurors left the room. he turned around to hug his daughter and his patierents. his mom told me she prayed for this and his father just pointed to his smile, said, "this says it all." and the
ABC
Aug 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
team is out enforce around the country on the candidates, the choices and george stephanopoulos is standing by with the bottom line on the next move. but david muir will start us off right now on the presidential race in florida. david. >> reporter: diane, this brand new republican ticket is off and running. mitt romney speaking here in miami just a short time ago. it did not take him long to send paul ryan out to another battleground. that this was a real game-changer. mitt romney in what many believe is the must-win state of florida tonight. celebrating his new pick. >> i am delighted to have picked my running mate, paul ryan, a great leader. >> reporter: but where was paul ryan? the same place the president was headed, iowa. >> hey, nice to meet you. >> yeah. >> reporter: a senior adviser on the romney campaign telling me today paul ryan is a good match for the president. >> i heard that president obama starting his tour today and i heard he wasn't going to come to iowa state fair. but it was not long before ryan was interrupted. this protester almost immediately bringing up pau
ABC
Nov 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
ginger zee. good evening, ginger. >> reporter: good evening, george. who doesn't love a nice, cold rain to kick off the holiday. behind me you can see the balloons that will go up tomorrow that we will be talking about in a bit. first i want to show you the wreck that this storm left behind. sliding into the holiday from the carolinas to new england. trudging through nasty wind and driving rain. the timing of this storm, just cruel for the 39 million of us hitting the road this thanksgiving. the pre-holiday hustle clogged in tennessee, an oil tanker flipped. in boston, gusty winds near 40 miles per hour. in atlanta, snow. the first measurable november snow that they've had since 1975. along the east coast, we've had a solid soaking with at least one to two inches of rain almost everywhere. in north carolina, they're cleaning up after two tornadoes sliced into buildings, tossing debris. >> when we heard it, it was just a high pitch whistle like. >> reporter: and less than 24 hours after those tornados, snow. >> it's snowing pretty heavy right now. the roads look like they're pretty
ABC
Jan 13, 2010 6:30pm EST
long night. george? >> okay, dan harris, thank you. >>> one american who rode out the earthquake said it felt like a ride over a road full of potholes. there are incredible stories of survival there tonight, as well. here's kate snow. >> reporter: jillian thorpe was buried in an avalanche of concrete and steel, trapped with a coworker in the basement of their church charity, but very much alive. somehow, she managed to call her husband frank. 100 miles away, frank drove as fast as he could. he arrived just in time. jillian's hand was barely sticking out of the rubble. he described what he saw to cbs. >> i jumped into the hole and i was able to see her wave her hand. i couldn't see her body. she was just waving, and i could hear her voice. and, i mean, i couldn't hold it together, but all she was saying is, just hold it together, hold it together. just get me out of here. >> reporter: frank started digging by hand, brick by brick. an hour later, he pulled jillian free. bruised and battered, but safe. back in connecticut, jillian's father showed us video of jillian dancing with hai
ABC
Jan 25, 2011 6:30pm EST
america" anchor george stephanopoulos. so, george, we were both at the white house today. what was your sense of the strategy? >> reporter: the president wants to lay out his vision for the future. something he believes he hasn't done well enough in the last couple of years. but i think what you really see here is the president talking about the economy, hoping to put his republican opponents, the new republican majority in the house, into a box. if he's talking about a broader economic vision for the long-term he hopes to force them into talking only about the deficit so they'll be the surveyors of pain. and that is saying the terms of battle for the next six, nine months and the president's re-election. >> so, he's going to join them talking about cuts and deficits. >> reporter: that's right. he calls for the budget freeze, which is just enough to be credible on that issue and i think they're betting on the fact that they believe that if the republicans try to go farther it will be unpopular or they will divide over it. >> let me ask you about what everyone is calling prom night, repu
ABC
Aug 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
years, and neal, the timing of the letter. >> reporter: george, you're right. he's been intensely private about his health problems. let's face it. this is no normal ceo. from the iphone to the ipad, this is a man who has been changing all of our l les and literally reshaping the future around us. the announcement came with no notice and little detail. steve jobs, the creative force not only behind apple but b bind much of the new technology that's changing our world, has resigned. in a letter to apple's board of directors, he writes, "i have always said if there ever came a day when i could no longer meet my duties and expectations as apple's ceo, i would be the first to let you know. unfortunately, that day has come." jobs introduced a whole new category of computing with the ipad, the fastest selling technology device ever. he beat a rare form of cancer in 2004. in 2009, the world learned he actually needed a liver transplant. a fact he kept under wraps until after the procedure few companies fortunes are as closely tied to their ceo as apple. he almost never grants interviews
ABC
Mar 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
, mitt romney and rick santorum. and our entire team is out in force tonight. next to me, george stephanopoulos. george, is mitt romney going to claim to be the nominee after tonight? >> he's going to win the most delegates tonight. if you look at massachusetts, to virginia, he's likely to get more than 20% of the delegates at stake tonight, in those two states. heeds going to win the most states. but he can only secure his claim to the nomination tonight, diane, if he wins the battleground state of ohio, where it's a dogfight right now with rick santorum. >> and you say there's a vulnerability in the polls. >> the strength and the vulnerability. the strength has been electability. regardless of how you voted today, who do you think can beat president obama. 24% say rick santorum. but if you ask who understands the problems of americans? 33% say rick santorum. only 22% say mitt romney. so, there's a connection problem there. and then, a similar problem that barack obama faced four years ago against hillary clinton. >> and was able to turn it around later. okay, george. >>> let's
ABC
Sep 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
international airport is operating on generators. all outbound flights have been grounded. george? >> david w wght, thank you. >>> we're going to turn now to the president's big job speech before a joint session of congress, his fifth speech before a joint session. he made the case for the american jobs act, something he hopes will jolt job creation and solve a problem that has haunted his presidency. abc's jake tapper has the details. jake? >> reporter: george, 16 times tonight, president obama called on congress to pass the $447 billion plan that he outlined this evening and will formally introduce next week. president obama has high stakes with this. he seems haunted by high unemployment and, of course, his popularity is at an all-time low. president obama unveiled h h plan -- >> thihiis the american jobs act. >> reporter: and challenged the members of congress. >> the question is whether in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy. >> reporter: the biggest items in his proposal, $175 billion to exten
ABC
Aug 16, 2011 6:30pm EDT
: his thoughts on federal reserve chair ben bernanke, first appointed by george w. bush. >> we could treat him pretty ugly down in texas. i mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in american history is almost tre son nous. >> reporter: the president was asked about perry's attacks today on cnn. he demured. >> he's only been at it for a few days now. >> reporter: perry watchers say this is just classic perry. >> and i said, yep. >> reporter: the swaggering texan who says he packs heat, is often, shall we say, quick on the draw. >> adios. >> reporter: and he's something of a ham. here he is asked about rick perry. >> give him my love. >> reporter: james richard perry was raised in a ranch house without running water in paint creek, texas. he was a yell leader at texas a&m, an air force pilot in the 1970s. his is a message that appeals to conservatives. cut taxes, cut spending, deregulate. it's made him a popular figure in conservative texas. in elections, he's 9-0. and a hero to the tea party. >> i'm just not real sure you're a bunch of right wing atriumists
ABC
Aug 11, 2010 6:30pm EDT
say today? >> reporter: well, george, the judge today said the jury passed him a note saying it was deadlocked. it could not reach a unanimous verdict on some of those counts. now, it is a complicated trial. there are 28 counts in all. 24 against rod blagojevich. four against his brother. so, the judge sent a note back to the jury, asking for more specific. one thing seems clear, the jury is sending a message that some kind of a mixed verdict seems much more likely now. >> blagojevich is not out of the woods, but this is the best news he's had in weeks. >> reporter: it may be. but the thing is, we don't know which of those 24 counts the jury is stuck on. or even how many. and the judge did say today that the jury could come back and deliver verdicts on some counts, but not others. now, the jury is going to go back and deliberate again tomorrow. the judge did say there's been no shouting through the walls, that it's been a very disciplined jury, george. >> okay, chris, thank you. >>> now to politics, and results from this summer's super tuesday. there were big primaries in several st
ABC
Mar 10, 2011 5:30pm PST
important news tonight, george. so many people are now living with and beating cancer. four times as many as 40 years ago. in fact, the cdc said today that for millions of americans, cancer is now a manageable disease. >> reporter: they send us their videos. poignant messages celebrating their struggle against cancer. today, the nearly 12 million adult americans who are cancer survivors, compared to just 3 million in 1970. >> life doesn't have to end with cancer. if you get a diagnosis of cancer, there's a lot you can do to ensure that you lead a long, healthy, productive life as much as possible. >> reporter: and that is exactly what the figures show. nearly 2 out of 3 survivors were diagnosed with cancer more than five years ago. people like anne tonashel, who was treated five years ago for ovarian cancer. >> i'm extraordinarily fortunate, and i had great treatment. >> reporter: medical advancement and especially early detection are credited with today's good news. but the cdc also found startling differences between men and women. more than half of all the cancer survivors were female.
ABC
Aug 10, 2010 5:30pm PDT
? >> reporter: george, there was a real sense of disbelief out ere. ted stevens was a legend in alaska. in main international airport right near here, in fact, is him.d for him. small plane small plane he was ast ast night, not much bigger than the one behind me here, behind meflew into terrible weather and crashed. this was this was the plane, seen here on an earlier flight, that was an taking former senator ted taki ted ns and the others on what was supposed to be a relaxing was fishing trip near bristol bay. the plane had taken off at 2:00 p.m. for a 200-mile flight to the fishing lodge. but the plane flew into heavy rain.nd rain. air:30 p.m., a passing aircraft spotted wreckage and called for search teams. >> it's a mountainous area about 7 miles north of dillingham. about a 40 degree slope of the mountain itself. >> reporter: a private rescue team managed to reach the site ed toe nightfall. miraculously, they found survivors. but they spent the night on the mountain. weather was so bad, it would be a full 12 hours after the crash until the national guard could lower in a medical team
ABC
Sep 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. abc's matt gutman is tracking the storm tonight. good evening, matt. >> reporter: good evening, george. it has already been a year of expensive storms. $9 billion storms so far this year, including flooding and hurricanes and tornadoes. and even if this storm in the gulf doesn't turn into a hurricane or tropical storm, it could hover over the northern gulf coast for so long, it could bring so much rain and flooding that it could also bring massive damage. tonight, new orleans residents are being urged to stock up on food, flashlights, batteries and water. e hundreds of oil platforms in the gulf of mexico could be affected and already, royal dutch shell and exxon are evacuating personnel from the rigs. louisiana state agencies already on alert. all eyes trained on this growing storm in the heart of the gulf of mexico, loaded with up to 20 inches of rain and threatening the gulf coast from florida all the way to texas. >> in a nutshell, there's just way too much water in this area that you're going to have to overcome. there's a lot of low-lying areas here. >> reporter: accuweather says
ABC
Jul 10, 2013 5:30pm PDT
>>> this is "world news." tonight the defense rests in the george zimmerman trial amid tension, dramatic re-enactment. >> this -- >> and zimmerman's declaration he will not be taking the stand. >> not to testify, your honor. >>> face to face, this moment of terror relived today. and there, the accused boston bomber in a courtroom with the families and victims of the bombing. >>> and hot wheels, is your car the one every thief wants to steal, and what about the mysterious new gadget they're using to do it? >>> a good evening to all of you. after just 12 days the testimony is over, the defense rests and the jury will soon begin considering the fate of george zimmerman on trial for the murder of trayvon martin. we know this is a case that has americans watching and arguing all across the country, and abc's matt gutman tells us about the fireworks in the courtroom today. >> reporter: tensions boiling over in the courtroom today. >> have you made a decision, sir, as to whether you want to testify in this case? >> i object to that question. >> okay, overruled. >> reporter: three time
ABC
Jul 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, george zimmerman a free man this evening. his team delivered a blunt message, if you would have done what he did, send money. >>> our "person of the week." >> swing and a miss. >> the husband and father and that dream season, his knuckle ball baffling batters. and right here, his secret as he tries to teach us. >> i gave up 12 runs in one game. >> you're just trying to make me feel better. >> that's right. i am. >>> good evening on this friday night. we do begin here with the crippling heat, climbing higher. as we head into this weekend, much of the country, from kansas to new york, is in for a scorcher, triple digits. when you combine the temperatures with the humidity, heat index, what it feels like, it will be as high as 110 in many parts. that buildup of heat igniting severe storms. look at this, over 500 storms causing damage. outbursts fueled by the record-breaking heat. meteorologist ginger zee will be right here with us. that's in a moment. first, our extreme weather team and the weather unleashed by the heat. abc's david kerley leading us off. >> reporter: it's tennessee's t
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, they're in position and they're going to be the substitute. time now to bring in george stephanopoulos. >> the confetti will have to do. >> so what does the president have to do then? >> he still has to be the candidate of hope, not the candidate of change, but a candidate of hope. you saw in the excerpts, the president will lay out specific goals that he's going to say are both achievable, but also focused on the middle class. that's the contrast you have to draw with mitt romney. >> but we seemed to hear president clinton say it's time to own that question. are you better off today than you were four years ago? >> the democrats and the obama campaign are happy that bill clinton made that argument. they still don't think president obama can. people will take it from president clinton, they don't want it from president obama. it feels too much like boasting. >> they have been saying all day, they don't expect a bounce from this convention? true? >> i think that's half true. this is a tight race. but they believe they are on a roll right now. they think the convention is going as well a
ABC
Apr 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>>> tonight on "world news," courtroom stunner. a surprise move. george zimmerman takes the stand with a message for trayvon martin's parents. >> i wanted to say i am sorry for the loss of your son. i did not know if he was armed or not. >> and an abc news exclusive. a new picture, said to show zimmerman injured the night of the shooting. will this change the case? >>> sarah palin fires back at a secret service agent who joked about checking her out while he was supposed to protect her. and more fallout in the secret service scandal tonight. >>> reality show backlash. outrage after a shark attacks in waters stirred up by a reality tv crew. >>> and, forever young. dr. oz wants to give you a pep talk at how you become a champion for the rest of your life. >>> good evening. today, one of the most polarizing figures in america finally spoke and the first words he said, "i'm sorry for the loss of your son." george zimmerman, the shooter in the trayvon martin case, learned in court today he will be free on bail. and also today, abc news exclusively obtained what may be a key piece of ev
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 1,147 (some duplicates have been removed)