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>> safe travels. making news in america this morning, the holiday rush already under way. highways packed and the airports are filling up on one of the busiest travel days of the year. the weather is making things worse in some parts with snow, rain and ice. trump's transition is on hold for the holiday. overnight the president-elect touched down for florida or in florida, rather, for thanksgiving but not before meeting with "the new york times" where he retreated on some campaign promises. caught on camera the store owner who refused to be a victim fighting off an armed robber. and champions in the ballroom. the "dancing with the stars" finale wraps up with the best performances yet so who took home that coveted mirror ball
trophy? good morning, everyone. happy thanksgiving to you. it may be early in the morning but the rush on one of the busiest travel days is already under way. >> hard to believe this early. winter-like weather will impact the 50 million traveling by road or air. this is just one of the systems. it's bringing snow, rain and ice across several states. >> your travel forecast in just a moment. first, take a look at this video. a lot of roads will look like this today. a scene in los angeles, the 405 bumper to bumper doing as i've said before its own verse of the mannequin challenge. abc's janai norman has a look at the packed highways and airports. >> reporter: winter weather advisories and weekend travel woes. that's what millions of americans can look forward to as travel for the thanksgiving holiday is expected to hit a nine-year high. as usual whether you're preparing for takeoff or taking to the roads, experts expect today to be one of the worst for travel. prepared for packed terminals
tsa hiring 1,400 new officers converting 2,000 others to full time and adding more canine teams. >> we're running a daily operation that focuses specifically on screening operations hour by hour at the top 30 airports. >> reporter: faster security lanes rolled out at airports in new jersey, atlanta, chicago and l.a.x. just in time for the holiday. >> we're seeing very happy faces and people coming through much more efficiently. >> reporter: but that could be offset by the weather set to take the middle of the country by storm. winter weather advisories for parts of minnesota and wisconsin through this morning that could bring inches of snow. that same system packing a line of heavy rain and storms through arkansas and tennessee. that could mean delays or cancellations at airports from chicago to new orleans and slippery roads as millions prepare to travel. this picture from l.a. showing jam-packed traffic as the holiday weekend gets under way. >> abc's janai norman there.
some parts of the country have snow such as here in washington state. others seeing rain. let's get the forecast from accuweather's cam tran. cam, good morning. >> good morning, diane and kendis. for those heading out on this busy wednesday, if you're heading into the pacific northwest you could see delays thanks to rain and looking at major delays in the midwest as well thanks to a storm system moving on through that is going to bring in low clouds as well as rainfall from chicago all the way to cleveland. down to louisville. we could see major delays and snow could mean slow going roadways across minneapolis and duluth. as for your thanksgiving holiday itself it is looking nice except for the northeast and pacific northwest. back to you. >> thank you. after days of nonstop meetings president-elect donald trump is taking a thanksgiving break at his mar-a-lago estate in palm beach. >> before leaving new york city he moderated some of his more controversial views. he's no longer calling climate change a hoax. and he's backing away from his threat to pursue criminal
charges against hillary clinton. more now from abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: today as president-elect donald trump spends time with his family in florida for the thanksgiving holiday, questions over his business ties, campaign pledges and open cabinet positions loom. dr. ben carson one of many visitors spotted leaving trump tower tuesday just last week said he had no interest in a trump cabinet position but now back in the mix and up for the housing and urban development secretary job. rudy giuliani also visiting trump tower but declining to talk about his desire to be a part of the administration. >> i was really here more in my capacity as vice chairman of the transition committee. >> reporter: some of the big issues mr. trump pledged to tackle once he became president he appears to be backing away from now softening his stance on prosecuting hillary clinton telling "the new york times," my inclination would be for whatever pow i have on the matter is to say let's go forward. this has been looked at for so
long ad nauseam. >> if donald trump can help her heal then perhaps that's a good thing. i think he's thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the united states and things that sound like the campaign aren't among them. >> reporter: trump also dealing with questions about his business ventures in 18 different countries around the world. begging the question even from his own advisers, is there a conflict? democratic senator richard blumenthal seems to think so. >> there is a clear conflict of interest between donald trump's personal business interests and his public duties. >> reporter: something else donald trump is not saying much about these days is the wall. he promised to build a wall along the southern u.s./mexico border, instead he's mentioned an executive action to investigate visa abuse. kendis, diane, back over to you. >> stephanie ramos, 57 days until inauguration. lots happening and in north carolina nikki haley has
reportedly secured a job with the trump administration. haley has been chosen to become the next u.s. ambassador to the united nations according to the paper there. she had been a contender for secretary of state. she has very little diplomatic experience. a police officer in detroit is fighting for his life after being shot in the head. wayne state university officer colin rose was patrolling an area when he radioed to say he was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars and suvs. a person of interest now being questioned. rose is at least the fifth officer shot on duty across the country since sunday. a suspect in the ambush-style fatal shooting of a san antonio police officer apparently got married the day after the attack according to documents which indicate otis mckane may have been trying to keep his wife from having to testify against him but the d.a. says any conversations they had before the wedding would be admissib admissible. funeral services will be held for the murdered officer next
week. stocks have been rallies and major u.s. stork markets open at record highs this morning. the dow closed above 19,000 on tuesday. it's on a post-election rally being led by manufacturing and banks. now, one factor we learned that home sales in october were the highest since before the recession. it was a very personal message that president obama delivered to 21 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor. michael jordan was among those receiving the presidential medal of freedom. >> president obama said every recipient had touched his life in a very powerful way and helped make him who he is but while there were some tears in the room, the president lightened up the ceremony while talking about ellen degeneres. >> but it's like ellen says, we all want a tortilla chip that can support the weight of guacamole, which really makes no sense to me. but i thought would break the
mood because i was getting kind of choked up. >> the tortilla chip and guacamole and it breaks. they participated in a mannequin challenge as well. but the question now is how did it stack up against the cleveland cavaliers challenge during their recent visit. >> with the first lady. this was ellen degeneres beforehand and tweeted this they haven't let me into the white house yet because i forgot my i.d. #notjoking. >> i like #presidentialmedal ofof freedom. she was obviously allowed inside but it seemed to get tricky there. >> tom hanks was honored and there the med said we have some great actors here, the guy from "space jam" and "airplane" talking about michael jordan
astronomers say this fireball is actually a type of meteor. it was seen all over the state and recorded here on police dash cams near ft. myers. pretty cool stuff. four workers in critical condition after a fire at a giant exxon mobil refinery in baton rouge hurt as they tried to restart a main unit after it was repaired. this is the fourth incident at a gulf refinery in two days that has caused gasoline futures to
jufrp nearly 1%. investigators in philadelphia are searching for clues after a man was seriously injured by an explosive package. they say the 60-year-old victim opened the large envelope which had been left at his door thinking it was medication. but when he opened it the package exploded injuring his hands and face. officials say that the incident was not terror related but it appears the victim was targeted. >> say it ain't so. you may have to find a substitute for your thanksgiving dinner gravy. heinz is recalling jars of its pork gravy because it's mislabeled. it's really a different flavor that contains milk and soy. another consumer alert. apparently no aloe vera in this the store brand sought in several chains. bloomberg had it sold at walmart, target and cvs analyzed and found no trace of the plant. tests on walgreens' gel was inconclusive. companies are on the honor
system mostly. a large house and a treasure trove of gold was found. several gold bars were hidden throughout the house tucked away under furniture, even under piles of linen. the total weight 220 pounds' worth. that's $3.7 million. >> wow. >> the new owner stumbled upon the jackpot as he was preparing to sell the furniture. how thankful is he this morning that he did a little digging before selling it. >> when we come back caught on camera. would-be robber waving a gun. the surprising way he was taken down. the must see buzzer beater at a college basketball game. happy holidays from crayola. so when do i start? um, shouldn't it be "spokes-crayon?" can somebody turn on the a/c? i'm melting here. ♪air marker spraayer!!! chemistry, baby! so i just hold this part and spraaaaaay...
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thousands have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas. it wasn't quite on the same scale but traffic in hollywood slowed by a broken water main. it left dozens of homes without water. the pipe was about 100 years old and was scheduled to be replaced within the next few years. >> looks like a movie scene. today's weather, roads will be wet in northern california and northwest and from the gulf coast to the upper great lakes. watch out for snow in the sierra nevada and the rockies and icy condition, as well, in the upper midwest. if you're flying expect some airport delays in minneapolis, chicago, memphis and houston. we have some new information and images this morning as investigators are taking a closer look at that deadly school bus crash in tennessee. >> ntsb officials are now at the scene as you can see there. the agency is looking into a number of factors including whether seat belts would have saved any of the five children who died. the driver remains behind bars facing multiple charges of vehicular homicide. now, hours after the ntsb
arrived on scene dozens of people filled a church to pray for those killed and the 12 children still in the hospital. abc's david kerley has more from chattanooga. >> reporter: the wreckage of the school bus and the wreckage of families, 9-year-old ka dhoore jones among the five lost children. one mother complained about the driver before the crash. >> i've been calling the school since the first day. >> reporter: the 24-year-old driver only received his license in april. two months ago had an accident in his bus hitting a car. these two boys survived the horrific crash. >> he was turning real fast around the corner. >> and it feel like the world was turning upside down. >> we hit a mailbox and a garbage can then that's when the tree went through the bus. >> reporter: hundreds turned out renewing the call for seat belts. david kerley, abc news, chattanooga. >> a water park ride that was the scene of another tragedy will shut down for good.
the slide in kansas city now scheduled to be demolished. the son of a state lawmaker what was killed while riding it. the water park's operator says the ride will be dismantled onceance investigate is complete. a convenience store owner must be happy that this altercation didn't end much worse. there he is fighting off an armed robber. the two end up on the sidewalk where the suspect pulls a second gun. still eventually the owner struggles with him. the would-be robber runs off and the owner was not hurt. plymouth, massachusetts, where the first thanksgiving has held has changed a lot but archaeologists now think they found the site of the original colony and where that historic dinner took place. the conclusive evidence was buried cat which indicates domesticated animals. it wasn't explored earlier because it was under an old
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now it was laurie hernandez and val going home with the mirror ball trophy after their foxtrot and argentine tango. >> it's an honor to be able to get the mirror ball so i just hope that through this crazy journey whether it's gymnastics or dancing i can inspire others. >> i finally got some bragging rights in the household. >> a little competition with his brother maks. >> absolutely and a tough season for laurie. she lost her grandmother just a couple of weeks ago so this is great, ended with a victory. do stay tuned for season 23 cast reunion later on "good morning america." the flip phone may not be such a dinosaur after all. a flexible display device from apple and diagram looks like a foldable phone. >> a hinge and screen that won't break under pressure. experts say it's still a ways off likely the i phone 9 or 10. and san francisco get ready for turkey that will help you lose weight. >> take a look at that map.
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and i take my job seriously. while i'm busy watching the game, i need your help keeping an eye on the stands. if you see something that doesn't look quite right, tell a law enforcement official. we all play an important role in protecting our communities, and you can help. if you see something suspicious, say something to local authorities. [ crowd cheering ]
>> good morning, bay area, let's this is abc7 mornings. >> good morning 4:30 club. it is wednesday, november 23. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. we are just waking up. obviously, you are too, alongside jessica castro and alexis smith and bright and early, meteorologist mike nicco. >> mike? going to make it? get up the day before thanksgiving. here is what is going on. i have good news. this is not happening anymore. when it came through san francisco...the heaviest downpours, we had nearly .5". live doppler hd is showing moving down on cloverdale and
santa rosa a left over shower we still have a chance through 9:00. we will see mostly sunny conditions. temperatures in the upper 50s. the streets are slick from the overnight rain. how is the commute? >> we had flooding in a few spots. but the drapes are cleared. it is no longer an issue. check out the pavement at the bay bridge toll plaza we have sheen. puddles. slow down for conditions. a lineup in the cash lanes. it should be resolved in a few minutes. we have light volume. that is the trend this morning. most folks are off already. a slow spot is 42 miles per hour on 205 before 580. mass transit options are ahead. >> so happy for "most folk are off." >> a major mess on the bay bridge. it could have been a big headache. jessica? >> a box truck overturned going eastbound east of treasure island. a minor crash can bring the
bridge to a standstilthis videoe live desk. the lanes are now clear. it caused a headache for drivers overnight. a witness said the jeep made an unsafe lane change and clipped the box truck causing it to flip. four people were hurt. all with minor injuries. they seem to be minor. >> if you are head out the door get in line. we will see the most holiday travelers in a decade. amy hollyfield is at sfo. amy? >> good morning. it looks great right now at sfo. we are at terminal one. i got a fun fact from the duty manager at the airport, it is not the busiest day anymore now it is friday. people take the whole week off. school is off all week they estimate 6,000 more people were here on friday than today. pat yourself on the back if you