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tonight, as we come on the air, the massive nor'easter about to hit. a snow emergency just declared in philadelphia. schools already shut down in new york city. more than a foot of snow expected in some places. travel expected to be affected coast to coast. rob marciano standing by with the new track tonight, as we also watch a deadly tornado outbreak. bracing for a dangerous night ahead. also tonight, the school shooting. a 17-year-old walks into a school and starts firing. students rushed to the hospital, others hiding under their desks. a fifth bomb now detonating. the urgent manhunt tonight for a serial bomber intensifies. this time, the bomb going off at a fedex facility. the suspect trying to mail the bomb. and just in, what we've now learned about another package at yet another fedex facility. president trump and the call
call. good evening. it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. it's hard to believe, but another nor'easter, the fourth one is set to hit within hours. more than a foot of snow in some places and some of the power behind this system already bringing ly this one in alabama. the outbreak destroying homes and buildings. these pictures from jacksonville, alabama, tonight. and just look at this nor'easter forming and moving in. already tonight, winter storm warnings from d.c. to philly, from new york to boston. schools already shut down here in new york city. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, leading us off with this new track tonight. rob, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. this is a large and complex system. so, i want to get right to it. take a look at this. we have a severe threat across parts of florida and two areas of winter weather already across the northeast. and that one in the midwest.
it's all going to combine in the next 24 hours. sleet has been falling with snow and philadelphia already. d.c., you're going to see it by tomorrow morning. miserable morning rush. and then the lows combine, so, a full-blown nor'easter by the time midday in the late day commute rolls around. wind, sleet, snow and that continues in through thursday morning for eastern new england. here's what we think for snow totals. 4 to 8 in boston. 6 to 10 in new york city. a foot, possibly better than that in philly. 4 to 8 inches in d.c. and the outskirts will see more than that. i think again we're going to see tree damage and power outages with this system, but the roads will likely be worse this time around. david? >> we'll be tracking it through the morning on "gma." rob, thank you. we turn now to the school shooting in maryland. a 17-year-old student with a semiautomatic handgun walking in and opening fire. students rushed to the hospital. heavily armed teams outside, the building on lockdown. students huddling under their desks. anxious parents rushing toe take their children home. abc's kenneth moton from
maryland tonight. >> reporter: tonight, police on the scene seconds after a shootout in the halls of this southern maryland school. >> front entrance of the high school, please. front entrance of the high school. >> reporter: shots fired just before 8:00 a.m. classes. 1,400 students inside. many hiding under their desks when officers moved in >> does anyone need medical treatment? >> no. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman, 17-year-old austin wyatt rollins, walked goo great mills high school with a glock semiautomatic handgun and shot two students. and it could have been a lot worse, officials say, if not for school resource officer blaine gaskill. the sheriff saying he responded in less than a minute. >> he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter. during which that engagement, he fired a round at the shooter. simultaneously, the shooter fired a round, as well. >> reporter: junior nadyia olsen and fellow students barricaded themselves inside their classrooms. >> once i found out it was a live shooter, i started freaking
out. >> reporter: you heard the shots? >> yeah, i was 20 feet away from it. >> reporter: a 16-year-old girl is in critical condition, a 14-year-old boy, stable. the gunman pronounced dead at the hospital. >> if you don't think this can happen at your school, you are sadly mistaken. >> reporter: the school shooting comes during a national call to action to make schools safer, and days before thousands are expected in washington, d.c., for the march for our lives rally, in response to the parkland, florida, school massacre. >> kenneth, education secretary betsy devos was grilled on capitol hill today. she was asked if she would meet with the students from parkland, and here's what she said. >> would you be willing to meet with the parkland students? >> i look forward to meeting with parkland students. i have actually talked with a few of them about meeting them in parkland at a time that is workable for both of us. >> are you available this friday to meet with them when they're in town? >> i don't know.
i can't say right now what my -- >> if we just follow up with that, we would certainly appreciate it. >> kenneth, you are hearing that some of the students at that maryland school behind you will be marching, as well? >> reporter: david, we expect several students from this school will attend. it was just a week ago when they joined other young people from across the country for national school walkout, calling for stricter gun control laws. as for the shooting here this morning, we do know that local and federal law enforcement are still trying to figure out the gunman's motive. david? >> kenneth, thank you. we turn next to breaking developments in the case of the serial bomber. a fifth bomb detonating at a fedex. and tonight, we have just learned now of a sixth device. abc's marcus moore from austin tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the race to catch a serial bomber after a fifth explosion in texas at this fedex center near san antonio. >> there were nails and metal in the bomb. the package was going to austin. >> reporter: a female worker treated for minor injuries. >> get me an engine out there, as well, just in case there's
any subsequent bombs. >> reporter: that detonated device shipped from this austin fedex facility. police shutting it down today, and tonight, a new clue. fedex saying they have recovered a second device sent by the same person, and turned it over to investigators. >> it's extremely important to have an unexploded package or bomb, because it then gives you the intricacies of how he built the bomb, which will tell you about expertise, it may give you a greater likelihood of tracking down the materials he used. >> it's in your workplace and we deliver packages on a daily basis. you never know what might happen. >> reporter: the chief today briefing the city council of austin. >> we've now brought in the new element that that device was actually going through one of the carrier services instead of being hand-delivered, as was the case in the first three. >> reporter: tonight, investigators hunting a suspect who appears to be changing tactics by the day. two victims killed by packages simply left at doorsteps that exploded. and then sunday, a seemingly more random attack with a
sophisticated device outfitted with a tripwire. two men out for a bike ride were badly hurt after crossing that wire. and austin residents like jeff biggs say they're questioning every step. >> when we took a walk yesterday, instead of me pushing her forward, i kind of pulled her behind me, because if i'm going to set it off, i'd rather it hit me than hit my baby. >> reporter: the city on edge for weeks, but until today, no package hate ever been mailed. >> if you see something that's abnormal, a package you don't think should be where it is, call 911, come have an officer check it out. >> and marcus with us tonight from outside the fedex store where that bomb was shipped from, and police have been there all day and word tonight, marcus, of now a sixth device? >> reporter: yeah, a sixth device, david, a busy day here. the investigators, we saw them going in and out and at one point, they even appeared to be swabbing the door handles, perhaps for dna evidence. and they were also, david, collecting surveillance video from nearby businesses. we've seen cameras all over the
place here and cameras inside the store. and that could prove to be a critical piece, as they try to break this case, david. >> marcus moore tonight. marcus, thank you. next, president trump's phone call to russia. the president revealing today he called vladimir putin to congratulate him on his re-election victory. but when asked, the white house now saying that russian meddling and the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter with a nerve agent did not come up. here's abc's senior white house correspondent cecilia vega. >> reporter: the announcement came from president trump himself -- he will soon meet with russia's vladimir putin. and that's not all. >> i had a call with president putin, and congratulated him in the victory, his electoral victory. >> reporter: that did not sit well with republican senator john mccain. he bashed the president, say, "an american president does not lead the free world by congratulating deictators on winning sham elections." the white house today refused to say whether the russian election was fair. >> we don't get to dictate how
other countries operate. >> reporter: press secretary sarah sanders says the two leaders did not discuss another story that's made international headlines. russia's apparent role in the uk poison attack on a former russian spy and his daughter, and no talk of the other elephant in the room, either. did the president not raise the issue of russian election meddling? >> i don't believe it came up on this specific call. >> reporter: it comes as the president ramps up his attacks on special counsel robert mueller's probe into possible ties between moscow and team trump. today, we asked -- do you want robert mueller fired, mr. president? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: republican senator lindsay graham says firing mueller would be grounds for impeachment. >> if the president fired robert mueller, do you think that would be an impeachable offense? >> probably so, if he did it without cause, yeah. >> cecilia vega live with us from the white house. the president not answering your question there today, cecilia, but house peopler paul ryan today saying he's been, quote,
given assurances that the president will not fire robert mueller? >> reporter: yeah, david, he would not say who gave him those assurances, but you know this, the white house insists president trump has no plans to fire robert mueller, and that he has not been discussing it. david? >> cecilia vega, thank you. next, to new undercover video revealed today, showing the former ceo of cambridge analytica bragging about his role in helping the trump campaign win. the company getting its hands on information from up to 50 million americans and their facebook accounts. here's abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran. >> reporter: new undercover video from britain's channel 4 news shows this man bragging about his connections to the 2016 trump presidential campaign. >> have you met mr. trump? >> many times. we did all the research, all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting, we ran all the digital campaign, the television campaign, and our data informed all the strategy. >> reporter: he's alexander nix, until he was suspended today, the ceo of cambridge analytica, the firm now under fire for
improperly gaining access to the personal data of almost 50 million facebook users. the firm is accuse of using the fay day, obtained from a third party to target american voters based on highly specific personality traits. records show the trump campaign paid nearly $6 million to cambridge analytica. >> when you think about the fact that donald trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes, but won the electoral college vote, that's down to the data and the research. >> reporter: cambridge analytica denies using the facebook data on the trump campaign, and they claim they deleted it as soon as they realized how it was obtained. on "60 minutes," trump's 2016 digital director, and 2020 campaign manager, descri describing how important facebook was the campaign. >> i understood early that facebook was how donald trump was going to win. twitter is how he talked to the people.
facebook was going to be how he won. >> and facebook is how he won. >> i think so. i think donald trump won, but i think facebook was the method, it was the highway in which his car drove on. >> reporter: facebook, now under fire for permitting so much personal data to be gathered from americans without their explicit permission. in the channel 4 report, hillary clinton wants to know if the russians were getting help too. >> if they were getting advice from, let's say, cambridge analytica or someone else, okay, here are the 12 voters in this town in wisconsin, that's whose facebook pages you need to be on to send these messages, that, indeed, would be very disturbing. >> and our chief foreign correspondent terry moran live from london tonight. as you know, lawmakers here in washington and there in the uk now want to talk to facebook, including ceo mark zuckerberg. >> reporter: that's right, david. parliament wants to talk to zuckerberg. congress wants to talk to sug r zuckerberg. lawmakers want to know if facebook was making so much
money off them, they turned a blind eye. david? >> terry, thank you. first, it was the adult film star, now the former playboy model who claims to have had a romantic relationship with president trump, and she is now suing so she with speak. she was once paid for her story, but it was never published. here's abc's linsey davis tonight. >> reporter: tonight, former playboy model karen mcdougall is suing the publisher of the "national enquirer", saying she was tricked into signing an agreement to keep quiet about an alleged affair with president trump. mcdougal says she met trump in 2006 when "the apprentice" taped an episode at the playboy mansion. she claims what came next was a ten-month romantic relationship. mcdougal has never told her story publically. she tweeted this old photo. just before the election. she sold the rights to the
"inquirer's" publisher, owned by a close friend of the president's. she says she was told they were buying her story in order to bury it, a tactic known as "catch and kill." . she says she was promised $150,000, two magazine covers and 24 months of articles or columns, and claims deal, saying it would kick start and revitalize her career, given that she was old now. she was 45 at the time. she insists many of those promises never materialized, and that it was only recently that she learned her own lawyer had reportedly discussed the deal with trump's personal lawyer, michael cohen. the same michael cohen who acknowledged paying another woman, adult movie actress stormy daniels, to keep quiet about her own alleged affair with trump. >> do you have a nondisclosure agreement? >> do i? >> reporter: today, her attorney released this picture of a polygraph she took in 2011. when asked, you have unprotected sex with donald trump? she responded yes.
the suggestion that they silenced her is completely without merit, david. >> linsey, you'll stay on the case, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. news coming in, the fiance in minneapolis who called 911 for help, the officer then shooting her as they arrived on the scene. the major headline today. we also have news tonight about two american college students, two separate cases, the student athlete found at the base of a significant drop in bermuda, and the other student that died on spring break in mexico. and then, the royal headline breaking for ringo starr. the explanation behind this image tonight. a lot more news ahead. ahead. a trip back to the doctor's office, just for a shot. but why go back there, when you can stay home, with neulasta onpro? strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection, which could lead to hospitalizations. in a key study, neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%, a 94% decrease. applied the day of chemo, neulasta onpro is designed to deliver neulasta the next day,
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well, as you know, the rain is back and it's going to stick around for a while. you can see on live doppler 7 that's heaviest right now in the south bay. >> let's take a look from the golden gate toll plaza, you can see the rain on the lens there. you can see the cars moving there slowly through the rain drops. >> windshield wipers were on and both hands were on the wheel for drivers in downtown san jose. streets near sap center receive a hearty dose of rain around lunchtime time. >> umbrellas were a necessity today and it looks like many came prepared when they had their hood on. >> welcome to spring, it got off to a rainy start and looks like we're going to have several rainy days as spring begins. we'll have widespread rainfall right now. let's go up to the north bay, where we have light to moderate
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