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Jul 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
prince george, the new name for the royal baby, and so many have asked is there anything about the name with a nod to princess diana. >>> the other news tonight, disaster at sea, the massive rig explosion and collapse burning out of control in the gulf. tonight we learn how the workers were rescued. >>> after the verdict. trayvon martin's father and what he promised late today on capitol hill. >>> the no-show, the family reportedly just rescued george zimmerman in that car accident, why didn't she show up today, the lawyer left answering. >>> the presidential portrait racing across the internet tonight, who got a beaming president bush to suddenly shave his head? >>> good evening. diane has the evening off. we do begin tonight with the final royal reveal. after three days and a crush of cameras tonight an end to the guessing game. the name of the royal baby announced to the world, prince george of cambridge. we showed you the proud parents along with little prince george seen leaving the hospital, wrapped in his royal bundle today. tonight we're learning more about why they chose t
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Jul 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of george zimmerman one on one answering questions from our barbara walters. >> is your son george a racist? >> she's here to bring us their first interview together. >>> red hot blast, 50 million people trying to live and work under a heat zone. when will it end? >>> "real money," how to put thousands of dollars of real money back in your pocket on your next trip to the car mechanic. >> good evening to you on this monday night. we begin with an abc news exclusive on the verdict that sparked so much national division and debate this weekend. george zimmerman found not guilty of murder when he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. in the courtroom listening were his parents, gladys and robert zimmerman, who are speaking out tonight one on one with our own barbara walters. an abc news exclusive. barbara, great to have you here to tell us about it. >> we just left a short time ago. diane, since the verdict this is the first time that they had done on on camera interview, holding hands talking about their son who they feel has been terribly misunderstood. >> when you finally got a chance to t
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
May 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
? >> reporter: good evening, george. well, president obama today insisted the federal government was urgently on the case from the very beginning of this disaster. >> my job is to get this fixed. >> reporter: president obama said today that when it comes to the bp oil spill disaster, he's calling the shots. >> i take responsibility. it is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down. bp is operating at our direction. every key decision and action they take much be approved by us in advance. >> reporter: the president said he understood the criticisms from those in the gulf who fear not enough is being done. >> if you're living on the coasts, and you see this sludge coming at you, you are going to be continually upset and from your perspective, the response is going to be continually inadequate until it actually stops. >> reporter: but he insisted the government has been on the case from day one. >> those who think that we werite e slow on our response or lacked urgency don't know the facts. >> reporter: but critics say some proposals to fend off the damage have not b
ABC
Aug 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
big blow. chris bury is in chicago tonight. hey, chris. >> reporter: george, this is a stunning verdict, a major victory for blagojevich. a stunning upset for federal prosecutors. they failed to convince a jury to convict unanimously on extortion, bribery or racketeering involving the single-most significant charge that blagojevich tried to sell a u.s. senate seat. late today, as he left his home, the ousted governor asked for divine intervention. >> say a prayer for us. >> reporter: during his seven weeks on trial, blagojevich worked the crowds outside, glad-handing every step of the way. >> god bless you. thank you so much. >> reporter: but inside the court, jurors heard a profane politician on wire-tapped conversations. scheming, prosecutors said, to sell political favors, including an proiment to barack obama's senate seat. >> i mean, i've got this thing and it's [ bleep ] golden. and i'm just not giving it up for [ bleep ] nothing. >> reporter: but his defense team, a father and son, argued their clients only crime was talking too much. that no one or jobs ever changed hand
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Apr 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> 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 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 have gone by. >> we're going to need to land. >> lifeguard
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Jun 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
schifrin is there. nick? >> reporter: george, this attack is now over, but you can see the corner of the intercontinental hotel here is on fire. the attack lasted more than four and a half hours. and i spoke with one survivor who left the hotel during the attack. he described a bloody scene. he says three of his colleagues were killed and one of the attackers had more than 15 grenades strapped to his chest. late tonight, ambulances arrived to evacuate the dead and the wounded. one of kabul's most secure spots had been under siege. in all, six attackers approached the hotel with machine guns and suicide vests. one detonated himself at the first security checkpoint, several hundred feet from the entrance. the rest of the group shot their way through two more security checkpoints, and then opened fire on hotel guests. the bombers then entered the lobby and spread out throughout the hotel, shooting and outside the hotel, afghan police raced to help. an international helicopter hovered above, and killed three attackers on the roof. the siege was over. within moments of this siege, the taliban
ABC
Apr 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
news in the trayvon martin case. george zimmerman charged with second-degree murder. amid word that he is already in custody and under arrest. >>> moment of crisis, the world watches as north korea readies a long-range rocket for launch. >>> abc news investigation, criminals targeting consumers who buy their prescription drugs online. >> we are going to bring you in custody with criminal charges. >>> casting call, move over, young girls. older women are now the hottest new models around. >>> good evening. we begin with the breaking news in the trayvon martin case. after 45 days of argument and rising tensions in america, the prosecutor has announced that george zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder, a charge that could put him behind bars for life. his crime, shooting an unarmed, 17-year-old while zimmerman was patrolling the neighborhood. let's go straight to abc's matt gutman who is in sanford, florida, where everyone is waiting and watching. >> reporter: with tremendous anticipation, it was a stunning turn of events. just six weeks ago, george zimmerman was arrested, b
ABC
Dec 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
, winter storm watches already in place. so, again, major cities will be impacted, george. we're looking for new york to boston, philadelphia included in this, but great news. messy, but the coastal cities going to see more rain than they do the rain-snow mix. you have to go far inland to find traffic trouble. >> no ice to worry about. >> reporter: you just have to go 20, 30 miles inland. second, though, and i think what most of us will notice is a huge temperature drop. we've been so lucky, september-like temperatures in the 60s, close to 70. get ready to do a 30-degree whiplash. >> ginger zee, thank you. >>> and we have breaking news tonight. just before air time, we learned that the head of the federal aviation administration has stepped down. randy babbit is out. pierre thomas has the latest on this dropping story. >> reporter: george, randy babbit resigned and because the facts dictated that he had to go. the faa chief was arrested saturday and he was not just driving under the influence. the police report stated that he was driving on the wrong side of a busy virginia highw
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
Aug 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
experience of looking for work a lot more efficient and a lot less intimidating, george. >> and david, any sense from the people you talk 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. >> and tdavid wright, thank you much. >>> now to the 9/11 anniversary, just 11 days away. and tonight there are new alerts about the dangers we still face. 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: ten years later, the 9/11 commission report card includes, according to its co-chairman, very few as, lots of cs and incompletes and at least significant fs. despite the billions of dollars spent on aviation security, the r
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
Jun 3, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: good evening, george. yes, the justice department has now indicted john ed wars on six counts, claiming that he lied about his affair and set up a secretive conspiracy to protect and advance his candidacy for president. this afternoon, john edwards, with his daughter by his side, said he will fight the charges against him and win. >> there is no question that i've done wrong, and i take full responsibility for having done wrong. but i did not break the law, and i never, ever thought that i was breaking the law. >> reporter: but the government charges he did just that, alleging he illegally s ly solyd donations during the campaign to hide his affair with rielle hunter and the child they their. the indictment stating that the public revelation of the affair and pregnancy would destroy his candidacy. the indictment lays out how the money was spent. to keep hunter away from the attention of the media and in the lap of luxury. there are pricey flights for hunter on chartered jets, including one for $29,000. payments to resorts in florida, colorado and california, one hotel b
ABC
Apr 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. good evening, lisa. >> reporter: good evening, george. well, it's a delicate choreography here at jfk, a very busy airport. but something obviously went very wrong. one of the planes, that giant airbus a-380, was planning to take off from paris. the other, a regional jet, had just landed. both planes ended up in the same place at the same time. this was no small tap. the impact caught on video tape. watch what happens when the wing of the world's largest passenger jet rams the tail of a small regional plane. the small plane and the 66 on board are whipped around. >> roll the emergency trucks. we've been hit by air france. >> who is that? >> comair 553. >> okay, we are calling them. >> the plane shake very, very violently and the next thing we knew, we were told to hurry out of the plane. >> reporter: those on the air france jumbo jet, nearly 500, also knew something was wrong. >> we felt like this. >> and then it seemed to just stop as if the pilot was putting the brakes on a bit too quick. >> reporter: the regional plane a delta connection flight from boston, had just landed and
ABC
Oct 3, 2011 6:30pm EDT
george stephanopoulos just hours ago. >>> protection. could working up a sweat short circuit the cancer cells in all our bodies right now? >>> and solutions. a new idea today from the man who made latte a household word. what if all of us together gave loans to bring jobs and bring america back. >>> good evening. it was truly an electrifying moment as amanda knox literally was bowed over by the news that her conviction for the murder of her roommate had been overturned and she is free after nearly four years. the american exchange student confined to a cell in italy just one hour outside each day passing the hours, we are told, reading 1,000 books in recall and tonight, amanda knox is reunited with the family that's kept constant vigil. in fact, her parents brought an empty suitcase as a measure of their faith that their daughter would be bringing her few possessions from prison home to seattle where by the way the city is rejoicing tonight. and no one has covered this story in more depth than our own "20/20" anchor elizabeth vargas on the case since day one in perugia to report
ABC
Dec 23, 2010 6:30pm EST
the holidays. >> reporter: you're exactly right, and good evening to you, george. here in new york, you'll find some of the highest gas prices across the country. but the pain at the pump is starting to spread. and many americans this holiday, they're not just deeming with gas prices going up, but snow coming down. getting to grandma's house for the hold dames has never been so expensive. >> on a national average basis we have never paid $3 a gallon on christmas eve or on christmas. >> reporter: according to aaa, today, the national average for a regular gallon of gas crossed the milestoned $3 mark for the first time in more than two years. that's up more than 13% from last december and 76% higher from december 2008. >> this is the only time we really travel. you can't afford gas and everything else. just makes it ridiculous. >> we want to travel. we know we have to pay for it. >> reporter: the rise in gas prices is most apparent in the west coast and the northeast. drivers can largely blame the rise in crude oil, which passed the $90 a barrel mark yesterday. >> it is a world deman
ABC
Jul 9, 2013 6:30pm EDT
into that florida courtroom, george zimmerman on trial for the murder of trayvon martin. the defense almost over, the case almost ready to head to the jury. abc's matt gutman tells us about today's big moments in zimmerman's defense. >> reporter: jurors spend hours today listening to dr. vincent demaio, dissecting images of zimmerman's bloodied head and face. >> i believe the ems thought he had a fractured nose. >> reporter: the defense parading those blown up pictures for the six jurors to see. >> i think you have six >> reporter: still, after 11 days of testimony, the defense working to bolster zimmerman's claim of self defense, outlined in this police re-enactment. >> i shot him, and i didn't think i hit him because he sat up and said, "oh, you got me, you got it, you got me, you got it. something like that. >> reporter: and working to rescue his credibility -- earlier in the trial another medical examiner testified that martin couldn't have spoken after being shot. as zimmerman said he did. demaio says it is possible. >> even if i right now, reached across, put my hand th
ABC
Aug 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
those speeches george bush gave after september 11th, john mcconnell and matthew scully are helping him with this. scully, by the way, wrote that speech that sarah palin gave at the convention 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. so, what's paul ryan going to do tonight? >> talk about the middle class. last night was shoring up romney's personal unfavorability. tonight, he's got another problem he has to address. look at this poll. abc news/"washington post" poll. we asked people, who do they think mitt romney favors? 58% say mitt romney favors the wealthy. 32% say he favors the middle class. they've got to turn those numbers around. that's why the theme of paul ryan's speech tonight is his plan for a stronger middle class. democrats, of course, will say, that's it going to hurt the middle class. >> and you and i have been talking a lot about the fact, they have a surprise, a surp
ABC
Jun 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
day in the george zimmerman trial. the two sides use audio tapes and from one, profanity. >> [ bleep ]. >> from the other, a knock-knock joke. >> knock, knock. who's there? >> so what really happened the night trayvon martin was killed? >>> the fugitive. the man who leaked the nsa secrets, now leading an international game of cat and mouse. where in the world is edward snowden? >>> and weathering the storm. wildfires in the west, powerful storms in the heartland, and the billion dollars it's costing american families. >>> good evening. it's good to be back with you on this monday night. we begin with the fireworks in a florida courtroom, the case that has triggered so much passionate debate in this country. the trayvon martin trial has now begun. george zimmerman accused of murder. today both sides came out swinging with profanity and punchlines. and abc's matt gutman was there. >> reporter: tonight these jarring words. >> [ bleep ] punks, these [ bleep ], they always get away. >> reporter: the words uttered in george zimmerman second-degree murder trial, zimmerman's call to a police
ABC
Dec 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
, kansas, tonight. good evening, ginger. >> reporter: good evening, george. this is a common scene around this region. knee-high snow drifts, people just digging out and roads that are, for the first time, becoming passable. as this ferocious storm pucks off to the east, we learned six people have lost their lives. over a foot of snow and ten foot drifts blanketed the southwest overnight. a blizzard, with whiteout conditions, that brought major interstates to a halt. motorists throughout the great plains, stranded. southeast colorado, buried under almost two feet of snow. gusting winds and frozen roads that caused deadly accidents. >> it went from rain to sleet to snow. i slid off in the median, was there for several hours waiting for help and -- took me three hours to get 30 miles. >> reporter: the national guard forced to make rescues in texas and colorado, as 911 dispatchers were inundated with calls. in new mexico, a radio dispatch from one officer describes a baby born in a car stranded in the storm. >> just had a motorist stop at my location. he has a female passenger who had
ABC
Dec 14, 2010 6:30pm EST
cold. >> reporter: and they're not the only ones bund ming up. normally in south florida, george, it's in the 60s. tonight, near freezing. so, hear at the palm beach zoo, they have put up plastic sheets and heat lamps to keep these birds from freezing. in fact, it's been so cold here at night that the zoo said lizards and birds are simply dropping off the trees. >> okay, matt gutman, thank you. sam champion joins us now. we keep calling this an arctic blast. 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, 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 has lasted. >> how much more of this are we in for? >> reporter: by wednesday night to thursday, the jet stream goes flat. it becomes the border of the cold air. so, it shoves the cold air up to the north and
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
presidential candidate mitt romney. he sat down today 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. but he also said that it proves what 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. coming back. bernanke is saying no, it's not. i got to print more money. i don't think what bernanke is doing is going to get the economy going. >> reporter: you wouldn't reappoint him if you won? >> i would like to appoint someone that i selected and i would look for someone other than the current incumbent. >> reporter: now, he did not go as far as some to say that bernanke was acting to help re-elect president obama. he did no go that far. >> but you also had a chance to ask 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 tues
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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.
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Aug 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
more weeks. here in california, that refinery could be down for up to several months. george? >> wow, several months. okay, neal, thank you very much. >>> and that price of gas is one of the economic hurdles blocking president obama's bid for re-election. but our new abc/"washington post" poll shows mitt romney has more trouble, too. for now, at least, fewer americans liking him than before. in your voice, your vote, abc's jon karl tells us what they're doing about it. >> reporter: look at the polls and you'd think neither one of these guys can win. take president obama. in one poll this week, two-thirds of voters say the country is going in the wrong direction. how does the man in charge get re-elected when so many are so pessimistic? no president ever has. but then look at mitt romney. in the latest abc news poll, a mere 40% of americans see him favorably. about half just don't seem to like him. no challenger has had such a low favorability since abc news began polling in 1984. lower even than walter mondale and he went on to lose 49 states. but there's one man who suddenly
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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
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Apr 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that mean george zimmerman will be arrested soon? here's abc's matt gutman with what's next in the case. >> reporter: george zimmerman's first public words since the shooting six weeks ago. in a statement on a new website saying, i've been forced to leave my home, my school, my explore and my entire life. the site also slisities donations thatsa the special prosecutor decides against using a grand jury to win an indictment. >> the prosecutor should have faith in her case and believe that she can prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt before moving forward. >> reporter: but the decision to forego a grand jury takes first-degree murder off the table. prosecutors insist that was never a viable option. sources close to the investigation say charges could be filed against zimmerman within days. martin's family released this statement, saying, we are not surprised by this announcement, and in fact, we are hopeful that a decision will be reached very soon to arrest george zimmerman. corey took over the case three weeks after the shooting and has had to re-investigate all the evidence fr
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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
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Jul 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
blockbuster pill. >>> and remembrance, george steinbrenner has died. >>> good evening. tonight n the heart of the gulf, the past 85 days is touched with something else tonight, hope. now that the tighter cap is over the gushing well head, the tests to get under way to see if this the fix that will finally stop that flow of oil. some perspective, 181 million gallons has already polluted the waters. the surface of the spill the size of kentucky. and we have spent this day on boats before the crack of dawn, traveling there the bayou here. we'll meet them and hear their amazing stories in just a moment. >>> but first the big news of the day from david muir. david? >>> diane, good evening. we're trying to grasp the enormity of this new cap. it's going to be tested later this evening. it's 30 feet high. that will take us to the top floor of this house behind us. the wait, 160,000 pounds. we did the math late this afternoon. the equivalent about 30 of these military humvees. the question now, though, will that even be enough? the crucial test for that massive cap comes next. bp hoping it will be str
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Jan 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
america" co-anchor george stephanopoulos, anchoring election coverage. >> a three-person race, diane. mitt romney, ron paul, rick santorum bunched up at the top. right now, ron paul doing ocean personally well. right now, and this is so key, diane, one of the things we're seeing tonight is independent voters, they are the voters who are going to make the differences in the general election in november. they are dcoming out in high numbers tonight. double that of 2008. they are breaking. look at that, for ron paul, big time. 48% of them going to ron paul. 15% to romney, 10% to santorum. we also looked at the traditional iowa caucus voters, the evangelical voters who are such a force in iowa. they are about 60% of the vote this time around. here is what's interesting, ron paul holding his own along with rick santorum. a lot of people believed if rick santorum could coelless that vote, he could win. and there's a battle between purity and pragmatism going on. 30% saying the most important thing they want is to defeat barack obama. they are breaking heavily to mitt romney. those looking
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Jul 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
his memoir, "dreams from my father." and george, this evening, herrod landed in atlanta and cccccld reporters there that she's not sure yet about that job offer. this has his has been a whirlwind, she needs some down time and she has george? yet to see the job offer in u. ting. e said? >> okay, jake, thank you. >>> as we said earlier, president obama talked exclusively to abc news after that phone call with shirley shirod. he told elisabeth leamy the cidentincident shows what happens when people jump to conclusions. and one of those people, of forced sherrodama's own agriculture secretary, tom vilsack, who forced sherrod to resign. >> he jumped the gun partly because we now live in this media culture where something goes up on youtube or a blog and scrybody scrambles. and i told my team, and i told makeencies that we have to make foc we're focusing on doing the thet thing instead of what ooks to be politically moment.ry at that very moment. and ve to take our time and think these issues through. >> now that is the hope. but will his administration take the the president's words to h
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Jul 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >>> george zimmerman, the defense argues trayvon martin beat him, the case almost over. which side is ahead. >>> price spike, buckle up, how high will gasoline prices go this summer and when will they come down? >>> good evening. it was a stunning sight this morning, the amazing strength of women taken captive a decade ago now free and all grown up. here's how we remember them, young amanda berry, gina dejesus, michelle knight. their smiles frozen in time. no one knowing they were in a house of horrors in cleveland. now tonight two months after their escape we are setting every word, every smile, every clue about how they survived, and alex perez takes us through that tape right now. >> reporter: ever since the day police sformd through that door, the three women kept in prison behind it have kept silent. michelle knight, 20 years old when she disappeared -- 32 today -- was held captive the longest. gina dejesus, just 14 when she was kidnapped, now 23 years old. and amanda berry, vanished at 16 -- today she is 27. >> i want everyone to know how happy i am to be home with my family, my frien
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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
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Nov 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, which tell us what? voters are saying right now, and george stephanopoulos is here. >> reporter: we're learning a lot, diane. voters are anxious about the conditions of the country and angry about how their leaders are dealing with it right now. look at the economy. 9 out of 10 americans believe the economy is in bad shape. 88%. just about where it was in 2008. when president obama won. look at congressional approval. same thing. only a quarter of americans approve of the job congress is doing right now. same what it was in 2008. a big change, election, three-quarters of americans are dits satisfied with the way the federal government is responding with their problems. they are uncertain. they want change. >> the turmoil, we heard about, is showing up at the polls. what do we know about who came and who stayed home? >> reporter: in 2008, it was a change election that helped the democrats. what we are seeing is that republicans and conservatives are much more motivated to go out and vote than democrats are right now. much more motivated than they were in 2008 and that appears to be what
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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
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Apr 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
all your money? tonight, we track them down. >>> trump, tangling with george stephanopoulos on gas prices and the national debt. on this day america gets a red flag on its credit rating. >>> rampage, more than 200 killer tornadoes. the new video of survival. >>> the made in america team, back tonight as we follow your directions to find the all-star companies who show how we can keep jobs at home. >>> and the bride with the spinal injury who vowed to walk down the aisle. see what she did just 48 hours ago. >>> good evening. good new week to you. all weekend long, we heard americans say they are running out of gas, money and patience. on those rising prices at the pump. and there are brand-new numbers out tonight showing nationwide, here they are, gasoline has now hit $3.84 a gallon, up another nickel in just one week. and, tonight, in six states in washington, d.c., the average price has already topped $4 a gallon, with experts telling us the whole country could look like this by summer. so, what is the latest on why gasoline prices are so high and who is making all your money? as
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Nov 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> and here with george stephanopoulos as we continue our election coverage. busy election night. 8:30 in the east. let's talk about the two numbers, george, we're going to be watching all night. >> republicans need to pick up ten cements in the senate to take control. 39 seats in the house to take control of the house. and we do have some results. out of the state of arkansas, right now, a republican pickup. john boozman has defeated blanche lincoln of arkansas. she was seeking a third term. he's won going away now, projecting him as the winner. also, another pickup for the republicans in the state of indiana, dan koepts will be returning to the senate. he has defeated brad ellsworth. >> in connecticut, however, they got a break, and richard blumenthal has won there. for awhile it looked fairly close with linda mcmahon. she a former ceo of world wrestingle entertainment. but she's been defeated and blumenthal has won. in north carolina, not a surprise here, but senator richard burr -- no, we are kentucky up right now, that is rand paul, rand paul who won in kentucky tonight, a t
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Aug 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
program will not add to the deficit, george. >> that is what they say. we'll see about that. and there's the question over any of this can pass in this congress. >> reporter: it's a brutal political environment in washington right now. and you can bet republicans will want to see that spending and savings in cuts plans before that agree to anything. >> okay, john berman, thank you. >>> and we stick with jobs, as we move to our 2012 election coverage. your voice, your vote. the new front-runner in the race for the republican nomination, texas governor rick perry, took dead aim at president obama today calling his handling of the economy the definition of dumb. but per rim's republican opponents are starting to take him at him and abc's jon karl took a closer look at his record. >> reporter: mitt romney suddenly no longer the republican front-runner, ventured today to the home turf of the new guy on top, texas governor rick perry. >> now, i'm a conservative businessman. i spent most of my life outside politics, dealing wiwi real problems in the real economy. career politicians got
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Aug 12, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: good evening to you, george. to couples were lined up here al judge geles and ready to marry today. can, but jus that federal judge said, you can, but just not yet. he wants to give opponents of same sex marriage a few more days to file an appeal. in san francisco, supporters of gay marriage celebrated the judge's decision to lift the an -- >> i think this is an amazing day. day. >> i'm very happy. very excited. >> reporter: -- but those cheers another were quickly tempered by word of another delay. >> the wedding plans are still reporter: a >> reporter: a week after pderal judge vaughn walker struck down proposition 8, the voter-supported ban on same sex marriage, he ruled such marriages should proceed, but iages can got. gay marriages can go forward, beginning on wednesday. >> the small little hiccup for yumy. is onhe law is on our side. just a matter of time. >> reporter: the delay gives opponents nearly a week to file to file . something they've already vowed thing they've al they have toto first convince he court they have a tantialtial likelihood of his mately winning t
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Jul 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
fire tonight. >>> breaking news, george zimmerman a free man this even thing. his team dlifred a 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. >>> 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, 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. meteorologist ginger zee is right here with us. first, our extreme weather team and the weather unleashed by the heat. >> reporter: it's tennessee's turn to clean up. this thunderstorm part of cycle storm. >> first it took the metal roof and then it took the wooden roof. this is real freaky. >> reporter: here i
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Aug 11, 2010 5:30pm PDT
from our chicago bureau. chris, what did the judge and jury 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. but 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 good news for blagojevich. but the thing is, we don't know x 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 bury, thanks. >>> now to politics
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Jul 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
tonight last words closing arguments in the george zimmerman trial. the state says zimmerman stalked an innocent young man. >> he automatically assumed that trayvon martin was a criminal and that's why we're here. >> how zimmerman's own words were turned against him today. >>> chaos in the crises, that san francisco crash landing. for the first time we heard the passengers call 911, pleading for help. >> there are no ambulances here. we've been on the ground 20 minutes. >>> and swept away. in this season of floods and fire, 20 to 30 cars swallowed up in a river of mud. what you should do in your car if mud is crashing toward your window. >>> good evening. as we begin tonight it was a day of high drama in the george zimmerman trial, closing arguments and prosecutors gave it all they had, trying to convince a jury of six people that zimmerman is guilty of murder or manslaughter in the death of trayvon martin. zimmerman normally stoic finally showed a silent reaction. abc's matt gutman was there. >> reporter: it was a closing argument laden with emotion. >> a teenager is dead. h
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Sep 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. time now to bring in george stephanopoulos. so does the president have to do? >> 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. you see the stock markets today, a four-year high. here's the big thing to watch president the job numbers coming out tomorrow morning. if you see job
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Oct 9, 2013 6:30pm EDT
gyms until the madness ends. george? >> okay, jim, thank you. >>> let's get more from jonathan karl. jon, no surprise, the disgust with washington just keeps piling up. >> reporter: that's right. and republicans are taking most of the blame. but the president isn't doing that well, either. take a look at the latest poll from the associated press. the president's approval rating at 37%. that matches his lowest ever. as for congress, look at this. 5% approve of congress's job performance. george, with the margin of error, that could be as low as 1%. >> you'd think they'll be scrambling for a solution. >> reporter: that's right. i am hearing more talk of proposals about a short-term increase in the debt ceiling, just really delaying all of this, but george, the president invited all of the house republicans to the white house tomorrow. they refused, said they would only send the leaders. that prompted a sharp response from the press secretary, saying the president thought it was important to talk directly to the members who forced this economic crisis on the country. this does not soun
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Aug 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
wisconsin. alex? >> reporter: good evening, george, we've learned just three weeks ago, an officer who had been talked to the mayor was discussing with the mayor what they had to do to prevent a mass tragedy like this one. police are also learning what exactly they had to do to make sure that something like this would never happen. police believe this man, 40-year-old wade michael page carried out the deadly shooting inside a sikh temple that left five people dead and 13 others critically wounded. page served in the army from 1992 to 1998 and police confirm they're investigating his alleged ties to white supremacy hate groups. authorities say page used a springfield .9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol to carry out the sunday massacre. sources tell abc news he bought that gun here, legally, at the shooter's shop in nearby west allis, wisconsin. >> if we did everything right, there's nothing i can do to change it. >> reporter: hailed as a hero tonight, lieutenant brian murphy, a 21-year veteran of the police force and a longtime leader of their tactical team. he was one of the first o
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Jun 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
turn to the jury just a few feet away from them, and they were weeping too. george? >> thank you, jim. some moments with dan abrams. it's not often that you see a jury so visually shaken. >> occasionally, you'll see them in autopsies shown, so gruesome but this is heart wrenching, that it would seem to indicate that the jurors believed him which is terrible news for jerry sandusky and the defense. >> and his lawyers must have known this. and you wonder why they let this go to trial. >> didn't have much of a choice. prosecutors said either you plead guilty to all the charges or we can go to trial. i think there's a sense they should have tried to cut a deal. my sense is there was never any deal on table. >> sandusky said nothing? >> to use a football phrase, it might be the hail mary, if things are going so badly for the defense, even though sandusky was terrible in his media interviews, maybe they take the chance to put him on the stand. but i think either way, this is a tough, tough defense. >>> in another high-profile case, george zimmerman's wife was arrested and charged with perju
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