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making news in america this morning -- holiday headache. millions of people in the path of a massive storm. we have live team coverage on what to expect and when. questions answered. but not all. chilling, new details about the sandy hook shooter, including evidence found inside his room that points towards a murderous obsession. highway hazard. a slitheryer sur pant drops in a driver and a his passenger. who is in the lineup for tonight's finale?pant drops in a driver and a his passenger. who is in the lineup for tonight's finale?
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and good tuesday morning. we do begin with that wet storm system from the south that is colliding with frigid air from the north and taking aim at dozens of states. >> today, drivers from georgia to maryland could face a dangerous commute because of icy roads. they have been working all night in the mountains of north carolina. spraying salt all over the highways were the onslaught. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: for millions, thanksgiving travel could get dicey. a powerful winter-like storm is marching east. it's expected to bring rain, snow and powerful wind gusts. the monster has already pummeled parts of the west and south. in oklahoma, whiteout conditions and over ten inches of snow. this car, no match for the conditions. the severe weather is wreaking havoc at airports across the country. from miami -- >> how many hours have you been waiting? >> over 12. >> reporter: to dallas/ft. worth. to mitchell international airport in milwaukee. it's a mess. >> my flight got delayed. i wish i could click my heels
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three times and be home. but this is tough here. >> reporter: 25 million americans will get on a plane this week. and many will deal with major delays. the website flightaware, shows cancellations and delays on monday, at dfw and houston. today, it's atlanta, d.c. and new york's turn. roads will not be much better. >> my son said, don't you think about driving. and i'm so glad we're not driving. >> i hit a bridge coming over. and the air just went airborne, sideways. and i was doing 20. and white-knuckle with two hands on the wheel. >> reporter: then, there's the cold. monday's low in philadelphia, a mere 20 degrees. >> i tried bundle up as much as i can. >> reporter: rain and wind are forecast to clear the east coast by thanksgiving day. and then, it will just be a fight to stay warm. and here in washington, d.c., northern virginia and maryland, we are bracing for rain today. a lot of rain. and we might even get snow tomorrow. on turkey day, it will be cold, very cold.
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john? happy holidays to you. >> happy holidays to you, tahman. stay warm. now, the big question is, as millions of americans make their way to thanksgiving and their travel plans, where will that storm hit and when? >> accuweather meteorologist jim dickey checking in this morning. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. we have a major winter storm brewing here. two systems prime to come together. and slide up the eastern seaboard and strengthen. a wide range of impacts. for i-95, it will be mostly a rain event. flooding is a concern. that's right on through wednesday. wintry mix, from northwestern p.a. some spots, more than a foot of snow from this. back to you. >> and stay up to date on this storm system, with "good morning america." and look for updated travel advisories on and now, to our other big story this morning. a new report is revealing more about the shooting in newtown,
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connecticut. >> shooter adam lanza communicated with his mother, entirely by e-mail, despite living in the same house. the one question remains, motive. here's abc's brian ross. >> caller's indicating she thinks there's something shooting in the building. >> reporter: it took only 11 minutes for the shooter to kill 20 first graders and 6 adults at the school. >> the shooter is till shooting. >> reporter: as to why adam lanza was targeting the school, the state vergt said, his investigation does not establish a conclusive motive. officials released photos taken inside lanza's home, where he first killed his mother. his bedroom and computer room had their windows covered by black gargage bags. there was a shooting range target with holes in it. video games that authorities say he spent hours playing. an open gun safe, with a teddy bear on top. and news clippings dating back to the 1890s, showing an obsession with mass murders, in particular, the columbine
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shootings. >> what's very clear is he was thinking about committing this crime. >> reporter: police found a shattered computer hard drive. but officials were able to recover e-mails that he exchanged with others who were interested in the topic of mass shootings. the report said that lanza had significant mental health issues. but was well enough to plan the attack, as well as the taking of his own life. all with guns legally purchased by his mother. brian ross, abc news, new york. overseas this morning. a developing story, it looks like the deal to keep troops in afghanistan beyond next year's deadline is close to collapsing. susan rice has delivered a message to afghan president karzai, sign the agreement now, or u.s. troops will leave for good. he would prefer the new president sign the agreement in april. and he made a demand that all afghan prisoners be released from guantanamo. a family of war vet being
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held in north korea, is speaking out. merrill newman was planning to leave the country. his family members are worried about his health and safety. his son says he doesn't understand why the north would take an 83-year-old war veteran. >> he wasn't breaking any new ground there. there's plenty of precedent for korean war veterans to return to north korea. >> the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with north korea. but former new mexico governor, bill richardson, has negotiated the release of several americans previously held in north korea. last week, he asked north koreans at the u.n. to let newman come home. but there's been no reply. president obama wraps up a west coast fund-raising trip this afternoon. while in los angeles, he took time to meet with the family of the tsa officer killed at l.a.x. airport earlier this month. in addition to visiting relatives, the president also met with the tsa officer wounded in that same attack. and just hours earlier, the president was speaking at a
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community center in san francisco. he was talking about immigration reform when he was interrupted by a heckler. >> as a nation -- >> i need your help. there are thousands -- >> that's exactly what we're talking about here. >> you have a power to stop -- >> it won't be as easy as just shouting. it requires to get it done. >> the heckler, an undocumented college student from south korea, wanted the president to use executive powers to top departing illegal immigrants. new developments in the ohio rape case that touched off a national controversy. the school superintendent and three others were charged with lying or failing to report child abuse. the charges are linked to the rape of a nearly passed out 16-year-old girl by two steubenville high school football players. the players were convicted last march. environmental concerns this morning on a portion of the mississippi river.
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144-foot tugboat. a tow boat began to sink. it was carrying 90,000 gallons of diesel fuel. nine crew members were onboard when the problem started. they all made it to safety. a sure sign of the hol day season in the nation's capital as a giant evergreen rolls into town. >> the tree made the long journey from washington state. the 88-foot produce was hoisted into place on the west lawn of the capital. it will be decadorated with 5,0 lights. >> washington state to washington, d.c. >> that's a long way. ait appears apple will havea black friday of its own. and we have an idea of what will be on sale. a teenager found badly injured outside of school. the dangerous game investigators think he was playing when it happened. while hitching a ride, a driver and his passenger are
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forced to deal with a dangerous highway animal.
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welcome back. the markets continued to push higher. the nasdaq index topped 4,000 at 1 point yesterday. it's the first time the nasdaq has been that high in more than 13 years. one reason is the deal with iran. as one analyst put it, less tension in the middle east is always good. that's why oil prices are down. crude dropped to $94 a barrel yesterday. it may lead to lifting sanctions. that would increase the supply on the market. and it would bring the prices down further.
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walmart didn't have to look far for its new ceo. the jibt retailer is picking doug mcmillon, head of its division. friday may be a good day to buy an ipad. apple is promises a one-day sales event friday. it won't say for what. walmarts, and best buy are offering better prices on ipad. >> walmart, target, best buy. did you write those down? >> all about the computer. >> you're not a big fan of the stores. >> no. if i was the american consumer, this country would be in big trouble. a man being called a hero is talking about how he saved a fan after she plunged from the upper deck of a football game. plus, unwelcome visitor. employees at a store never expected a day like this at work. what crashed through that window, giving them this reaction? [ woman ] "the levian family have been masters of jewelry design
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now for a look at your morning road conditions. icy roads create a dangerous commute for drivers from georgia to maryland. and farther north, add snow to the wintry mix. >> if you're flying, delays are possible in atlanta, charlotte, new orleans, washington, philadelphia, d.c. and boston. back to the news now. a teenager from northern california is in a coma. the possible victim of a dangerous, new trend. >> the sophomore found badly injured and unconscious outside a school. he and some of his friends have been known to play parkour, called free running, which involves jumping off of buildings. parkour originated in france. participants treat the urban areas like obstacle courses. there's numerous videos of
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professional and amateur parkour practitioners. you do that on your off days, don't you, diane? >> my goodness. look at them go. they're amazing. wow. moving on to this. now, the fda is stopping sales of a popular do-it-yourself dna test. the operators of the 23 and me test have not proven that its kit actually works. the company claims the saliva-based tests will tell customers if they or their children are at risk for hundreds of health problems. the fda says false results may lead to unnecessary medical procedures. the morning-after's pill effectiveness may be due to a woman's weight. it either does not work or is less effective in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. that's about the weight of the average american woman. the fda is considering putting a warning on the american version. now, to the cross-country child custody battle involving
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skier bode miller. a judge here in new york, has given temporary custody of his 9-month-old son to his ex-girlfriend. he was battling over the child. the fight escalated when the girlfriend moved from southern california, where bode lives, to new york. we are hearing from the oakland raiders fan who saved a woman sunday while watching his team play. donnie navidad said he saw a woman about three stories overhead on a ledge. then, she jumped off. he ended up with severe bruising on his arms and chest, after she landed on him knees-first. >> i don't wear a batman suit. a superman -- these characters. i just reacted the way i did. >> navidad is a raiders' season ticket older and a vietnam war veteran. the woman who jumped suffered a serious head injury. time for sports. a rough & night for rg-3 and the redskins. >> plus, the highest-paid player
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in the nba signs another huge deal. stan and kenny. >> you fell asleep on the couch again. i'm can kenny mayne. that's stan verrett. >> it's amazing how you can see the people on the couch. i don't have that power. 49ers and redskins. san francisco said it was a game they had to win. trying to get to 7-4, and remain viable in the playoff hunt. colin kaepernick, under fire for delivering big plays. the 49ers are -- his lack of delivering big plays for the 49ers. 235, 3 touchdowns in this game. robert griffin iii got sacked four times. and the 49ers win big, 47-6. he was rookie of the year last year. but this was his first game where he didn't lead his team to a touchdown. he has thrown 399 passes this year. 32 have come with the redskins ahead in the game. washington is 3-8. if kobe bryant loses his
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wallet in el segundo, he will have lost lots of money. the man is getting paid. lakers, 48.5 million extension over two years. he will receive a certificate of participation when he plays this season. he had achilles surgery in the off-season. his extension will keep him as the highest paid player. they should have room to sign another player to a max contract. along with bryant, two others are on the books for next season. steve nash and robert. think he should have stayed? feel good about that? >> yeah. probably time to get up off the couch. a couple years to go to work. >> go workout with kobe. stretch his achilles. do something. >> back to you. >> okay, guys. we are marking a milestone for a connecticut couple. yesterday, was their 81st wedding anniversary for ann and john betar. they eloped in 1832, at the ages of 17 and 20. >> today, they are 98 and 102.
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they raised 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. what keeps them alive, america's longest married couple, is that family. >> and they look great, by the way. >> they really do. fantastic. 81 years together. >> that's awesome. coming up next, a hit tv show kills off a popular character. and fans are outraged. call of the wild on the windshield. call of the wild on the windshield. "the pulse," next. this is jim, . but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto®, jim's on the move. jim's doctor recommended xarelto®. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce afib-related stroke risk.
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fans. he and emma slater got the boot. >> engvall was a fan favorite. he took it in stride. the big finale is tonight. we'll have a full report in a couple of moments. moving on to the widespread outrage this morning over the death of an animated dog. this happened sunday night on fox's "family guy." >> brian, the talking dog, was hit by a car and later died. the executive producer said, quote, we thought it could be a fun way to shake things up. >> how is the fun in this? >> it did. it shook things up for sure. a petition on has 25,000 signatures and a facebook page, r.i.p. brian griffin from "family guy." a lot of fans saying they will hate the show without brian. others saying, it is just a cartoon. >> it might be a dream sequence. one fan speculates that his character dying might lead to a spin-off on the show entirely about brian? >> it's all starting to make
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sense. there's this from the frozen yogurt shop in new jersey. a deer crashed through the window. it had a tough time regaining its footing on the slippery floor. >> it wandered behind the counter, surprising the workers. they managed to coax the deer out of the back door. check it out. finally gets out there. and takes off. the price tag for that damage, 5,000 bucks. >> i hope it's not too badly injured. a close encounter with a venomous snake, wins our "play of the day." this comes from australia. diana does not like this story. >> no. >> they were driving when they noticed the red-bellied black snake. >> the driver tried to shake it off with the windshield. >> screaming inside the car. >> look at that thing. it didn't work. the snake makes its own way to the side of the car. >> that's weird. seemed to be trying to get inside. but to no avail. after a couple of minutes, it fell to the ground and slithered away. >> so ugly to look at. >> you have a bit of a snake
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good tuesday morning at 4:28. thanks for joining us. >> we are just 48 hours, plus, away from a great meal. >> let's talk weather, first. mike? >> 48 hours away from possible showers. radar and satellite, here is live doppler 7 hd with high clouds we talked about yesterday are here. it is milder stepping outside. looking for the camera it looks quiet but it is another "spare the air" day burning the wood ban until midnight with the thick are high clouds do not affect the temperatures because we have a nice southern blow and low-to-mid 60's but for the coast into san francisco and upper 50's to low 60's. now the commute. leyla gulen? >> so far, so good, we have a
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report of an accident possible involving a driver under the influence. on altamont pass, we have clear conditions as we move from tracy to dublin. as we take you to southbound 680 we have c.h.p. activity. we are looking at green conditions but that means you are at top speed. highway 4 from antioch to hurricane lease i-80 is 29 minutes. when you grab i-80 to the maze, 15 minutes gets you there and from highway 85 to the san jose airport is under ten minutes. >> we have developing news from the south by where police are trying to decide whether to pursue charges against a driver in connection with an accident that killed a three-year-old boy. matt keller is in san jose with more on the tragic story. >> very tragic. you can see the markings on the ground on oak and vine street
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from the police investigation. across the street the memorial for the boy who was hit and killed on sunday. a 13-year-old family friend was push him and holding the hand of his six-year-old sister and crossed the street in the crosswalk with the friend light and a driver turning left hit all three pedestrians. they were taken to the hospital. two girled had minor injuries and the boy died an hour later at the hospital. >> he was blond head and blue eyed and smart three-year-old. i've never seen a three-year-old so smart. he was brave. he was happy always. the driver stayed at scene. no arrests or citations have been made but the investigation continues. this is san jose's 22nd fatality involving a pedestrian this year. his family lives in


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